Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, December 04, 1906, Page 2, Image 2

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Published Tuesdays and Fridays by
Gazette Pltbi.ishino Company.
The subscription price of the Gazette
for eevera! years lias beea, and remains
J per annum, or 25 per cent- discount if
paid in advance. This paoer will be
continued until all arrearages are pail.
One of the latest financial
sehernes, it is said will be pro
posed to the general government
at Washington, to turn the oper
ating of the Postal Department
ovar to a syndicate of capitalists,
on condition that the Govern
ment shall go out of the postal
One cf the conditions of the
plan will require the Government
to pay for carrying its own mail
matter which now is carried
under the franking privilege.
It is claimed that under the
new plan the annual deficit re
ported in the postal service each
year will be saved to the Govern
ment. It is also said that the syndi
cate will also propose to pay
rental to the Government, for
the use of her postal buildings,
and wi.i ulso reduce one-half the
postage on first and second class
matter, other than weekly pa
pers. It is claimed that the syndi
cate, under a purely business
management, can make a profit,
where the government has made
a loss each year.
The assumption, however; that
the Government has made a loss
each year, as reported from year
to year, is not strictly true. If
the same charge were made and
given credit to the Government,
for carrying the matcer through
the mails belonging to the Gov
ernment business, including the
"franking" privilege according
to officers ot the Government, it
would change the financial calcu
lation, so that the result would
show a profit.
In other words, if postage
were paid into the treasury for
the matter, which under the pos
tal regulations is carried free, a
profit would be shown in favor
of th? Government postal service,
instead of a loss, according to the
present method of writing the
Under the present service, a
great many abuses have grown
up, from the fact of the postal
laws not being sufficient to pro
tect the Government from im
position, or else the administra
tion Jof the service, under the
law, is not sufficiently guarded
to prevent the Government being
imposed upon.
The waste basket in every bus
iness olnca in the land is contin
ually being filled with matter
sent through the mails at a lower
rate of postage than it costs the
Government to carry it.
The postal service which per
mits goods, wares and merchan
dise to be shipped by mail at a
nominal figure, and for less than
the same commodity can be car
ried for by any other method, is
a gross abuse fo the postal ser
vice, and in no way a benefit to
the country, but simply pleases
the grasping desire of houses,
situated in the large centers of
the East, with monopolistic tend
encies. There is a special pressure
brought to bear, by the large
dealers in the large cities, on
the pcstal service of the coun
try, to require the merchan
dise to be carried by the Govern
ment mails at a loss, in order that
they may do the business of the
country, to the detriment of the!
smaller dealers, in more remote
and sparsely settled districts. It
would be well for the Govern
ment to thoroughly investigate
the motive underlying the pro
posed financial schemea.
The people now have control of
the postal service, and the Gov
ernment can readily reduce pos
tage on first and second-class
matter one half, and make mon
ey out of the postal service, if
abuses were corrected, so as to
require waste matter,, merchan
dise and other similar things go
ing through the -mails, to pay
proper increased rates. " X
The Government should go out
of the merchandise business and
eliminate it from the mail
There is no reason why letter
mail, .the most important of all
mitter, should pay 32 cents per
pound, while merchandise is re
quired to pay only lb cents per
pound. '.J', r
Under the present system
merchandise, advertising and
like matter is being carried
through the mails at the expense
of every person in the country,
so long as a deficit exists. '
The letter mail being the mostj
important and of a class that
every person is equally interest-j
ed in more than in any other
matter admitted to the mails,:
would it not seem that favor
should be made in regard to re-;
duced rates on letters, and pos-?
tage raised on less important
matter, which burden ; the mail
service, and tend to create the
so-called deficiency?
It must be considered that the
Government carries the mail toj
remote pioneer districts at a loss,!
where it would be difficult to!
cause a syndicate to convey the;
postal service until they could ob-
tain a revenue from the new ter-'
ritory sufficient to yield a profit.;:
The people are not especially
compla'ning of the so-called de
ficit and why should the syndi
cate of capitalists fret about it?
Give us a rest from needless
And Soma of ths Things to be
Bankruptcy confronts dozens
ot mill men unless the car short
age be relieved within thirty
Conditions in the Willamette
valley are rapidly approaching a
serious comrreicial climax and
the crisis is not far distant.
At least six mills.have already
shut down and all the other lum
ber plants of the valley are work
ing on half time. Hundreds of
men are out of employment, and
their number will be increased to
several thousand by the first of
January -unless the Southern Pa
cific comes to the rescue oi
which there is now no immediate
By Jan. ist, 1907, unless the
cars arrive as needed, the Wil
lamette Valley and the State of
Oregon, as a whole, will have
suffered more than $100,000 dam
age fiom the car shortage.
In every town and way station
on the line of the Southern Pa
cific, car shortage is the sol e
topic of conversation. Merchants
areas deeply concerned as the
shippers. , Even the barbers dis.
A Bold Step.
To overcome the well-grounded and
reasonable objections of the more intel
ligent to the use of secret, medicinal com
pounds, Dr. E. V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N.
V., some time ago, decided to make a bold
departure from the usual course pursued
by the makers of put-up medicines for do
mestic use, and, so has published broad
cast and oBSTy to the whole world, a full
and compete list of all tho ingredients
entering inthe composition of his widely
celebrated fcpdicfies. Thus he has taken
his numerous Outrons and patients jnto
his full (onfience. 1 Thus too he has re
movedyhiafcedicines from among secret
nostrmof doubtful merits, and made
thevaLiicmedlcs of Known Composition,
I?v this bolustD Dr. Pierce has shown
that pis formulas ;ir"p of such pvrpllence
is not ntraifi to suhitv t them to
ftot onlv docs the wrantwr of evprv hnttla
Of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovers", the
famous medicine for weak stomach, torpid
liver or biliousness and all catarrhal diseases
wherever located, have printed upon it. in
plain English, a full and complete l'st cf all
the ingrrediects composine it. but a small
book has boon compiled from numerous
standard medical works, of all the different
schools of practice, containing very numer
ous extracts from the writings of leading
practitioners of medicine, endorsing in tl-.e
slnmget powtftie terms, each and every ingre
dient contaipt-d in Dr. Pierce's medicines.
One of these little books will be mailed free
to any one sending address on postal card or
by letter, to Dr. R. V. Pierce. Buffalo. N.
and request in the same. From this little
book it will be learned that Dr. Pierce's med
icines contain no alcohol, narcotics, mineral
aeents or other poisonous or injurious agents
and that they are made from native, medici
nal roots of great value: also that some of
the most valuable ingredients contained ia
Dr. Pierce's Favorite PrescripUon for weak,
nervous, over-worked, "run-down." nervous
and debilitated women, were employed, long
years ago. by the Indians for similar ailments
affecting. their squaws. In fact, one of the
most valuable nedicinal plants entering into
the composition ot Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription was known to the Indians as
"Jquaw-Weed." Our knowledge of the uses
of not a few of our most valuable native, me
dicinal plants was gained from the Indians.
As made up by improved and exact pro
cesses, the " h avoriw PrescripUon is a most
efficient remedy for regulating all the wom
anly functions, correcting displacements, as
prolapsus, aitieversion and retorversion.
overcoming painful periods, toning up the
nerves and bringing about a perfect state of
beoJtli. bold by all dealers in :rdlcines. -
ttifOa est, f-z
e barbers
are ; really the first
to "' suffer;
With mills closing, the workmen
must economize, and? when Sat
urday night comes they do not
crowd the shops to be- shaved.
Perhaps the most vitally in
terested of any county is' "that of
Lane. . The leading industry - of
L,ane is its lumber. Tne pay
rolls of .' the combined mills
amounts to at least 7 $300, 000 per
month and nearly every dollar ot
this sum is spent in the countv.
With the men being laid off, it is
readily seen how the merchants
in all branches ot business are be
ing aftected.
This condition is paralied in
other counties in the valley. . In
Marion county, for instance, be
sides the mills, there . are the hor
men to be considered. '. The hop
men have there stock tied up in
ware houses, being unable to
move them. In. the meantime,,
the price has 'dropped.
At the big meeting to be held I
in Eugene Dec. 5th; the railroad
situation win be thoroughly 1
threshed out. Facls and figures j
will be presented, and reports
from each section of the state
will be received.' In this man
ner a general idea ot tne railroad
phase will be presented.
Iyeuislation controlling ' the
railroads will be the .slogan in
Eugene mass meeting. . Legisla
tion is wanted as follows:
ist, A reciprocal demurrage
law, somewhat similar to that of
Texas. ; . : . ,'.
2nd, , A maximum rate law
jrd, A .new tax law to cover
the timber of the .state held by
the syndicates.
4th, A railroad commission
On all of these points there is
a diversity of opinion as to - the
details, but in the main, the
Willamette Valley is a unit in
It is not the intention of the
meeting to recommend any es
pecial bill or set ;of bills, but. to
digest the material' available, and
stow the Legislature the senti
ment of the public, says Friday's
cuss the situation, for,
High grade goods a specialty.
A.. H O D E S'
Foreign and Domestic Groceries.
Confectionery, cigars, tobacco, wood ware,
willow ware, stoneware, cutlery, notions,
fishing tackle, ground bone, oil cake meal
grass seed, bee supplies. J- J-
Mail orders promptly filled.
air Invigorator
And Dandruff Eradlcator
3 5
S or
Price, - Fifty Cents
Manufactured by
The Vegetable Compound Company
CcrvaiUs, Oregon
For Sale. 30,000 cra uf lti d
in Lmco'n aud Beutrnt 0untip,
Oregon, Vnncr the C. & E R R.,
known ae R m. Linda, .iow owttd
by an Eastern Company. For
prices and trcu-, oali -r addri8,
L H. Fish, West-; a Agent, Aloany
Oregon. 78-
Save money' by buying .jour
watches and jewelry of : Matthews'
the optician and jeweler. 84 tf
i Taken np by nnderbicned at my place
5 t. ilea southwest cf Philomath on the
Wagoner place on October 29, '06 one
Holsteia cow brand O.'.'on left tip blind
in right eye j. H. Owen, Corvalhs Or-
t Uue ot tne most important is-r
ues of the Eugene meeting will
be the probable organization: of a
'People's Lobby,' at Salem dur-i
irjg the session of the Legislature.?
This idea ot conserving the in
terests of the people of ' Oregon
and watching the railroads, ap
peals for particular strength, and
there is" little doiibt but what the
lobby" w ill ; be : among -'. the first
subjects ta ken up ior discussion.
The shippers leilizs that mtney
is required to support a "People's
Lobby,", ana they are willing to
back it.
Study of the Wild. . ,
There is no more . healthful aid
instructive recreation for. the intel
ligent boy (or man, either, for that
matter) than that which' is " easily
obtainable by studying the ways of
the "wild things that ; inhabit the
swamps, woods and forests ; in the
vicinity of the' town in which he
lives. ; It i9 good for brain, nerves,
eyes and muscles. It is good for
the disposition, . too, for the more
you know cf any living creatures
(except beasts of prey, rattlesnakes
and such) the less inclined to do
them an injury. " Ignorance is the
parent of ' cruelty."- One need not
seek the great forests of the north
and west t,o study wild things and
their ways. The habits of many in
teresting birds and smaller wild ani
mals may be studied at the expense
of a' not ; very long walk by "the
dwellers . in Most country towns ali
over tl rBiut?d States and Canada.
Field and Stream. ; "
Market Report.
Eggs per dozen ! - ' - 35c.
Batter, creamery per roll 60c,
country per lb. - : 25c.
potatoes, per bushel - 50c.
Spring chickens, live - - 9c.
Hogs, dressed - . - - 74'
Veal, " - - 7c
Wheat . - -rLr - - - 58c.
Oats - - - - - - 30-320'.
'trade mark
MI U& Ho HOt IV! 1903
O. A. C.
. Cleaning and
Pressing Parlors m
Three doors north of Hotel Cor
vallis. Give me a call.
P. H.SWABB, Prop.
S. P. and 0. R. & Ni.
Chicago is 17 Hours Nearer b
This Popular Columbia RivBr Route
Franklin aa right when -he said,
"Lost time is never found again." The
O. R ' & N. in addition to giving
yon 200 miles along the matchless Col.
umbia. River, saves yon 17 hours to Chi
cago." It is the
' Short Line 10 Lewijton.
Short Line m Palouee country.
Khort'Line i ,S(kane.
Short Line to the Coner-d'Alene coun
try. . : ; --
ShortLine to Salt Lake City .
Short Line to Denver.
Short Line to Kansas City,
i Short Ltae to Huaha.'
Short Line to Chicago.
Short Line ta all points East, r ;
Three trains east daily, 9 :30 a. nr., Gi
lo p.; m. and 8:15 p. m. The "Chicago
Portland Special;-' is as fine as the finest.
Every comfort of home. .
. For particular ask any agent of the
Southern Pacific Company or write
. . v :. . .... XVjI jicMURRA Y, ;
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Or.
Subscribe for the Gazette.
Oak and Mistleto. '
. A reviewer in; the Outlook rebukes
ati American -.writer f or' wiondeuig
whether there lis any f 'natural con
nection" between thej bakjand'th
mistletoe," seeing hows constantly
they are associated. "In Great
Britain," says the reviewer, "the
oak is one of the trees on which .the
mistletoe notoriously does - not
grow." And it is true that the Eng
lish child learns in an early lesson
of the honor in which the Druids
held a mistletoe that by rare chance
did grow on an oak. But the re
viewed book, being American, is
amply justified. The hills that sur
round the Lick observatory in Cali
fornia and that bear its domes on
their highest summit are entirely
covered with oaks, and it is not too
much to say that every oak carrie"
a bunch or bunches of mistletoe.
London Chronicle.
The following letters remain uncalled
lor in the Coi vallis postoffice, for the
week ending Dec. 1, 1906:
Alexaner Co. Cbaa E E.tandbury, G W
JBrown, John Brown, John G Edelman,
Cephas Hornbuckle. D G K Osborne.
B. W. Johnson, PM. '
but half expresses it. We have some
things recently opened up you'll go in
ecstaciea over. For an out and out su
perior line of
'Newest Style Jewelry
you can find it here. We invite you to
call and Bee some choice things just re
coived. Prices are not high. Small
margins ot profit content uo.
Albert J. Metzoer
Occidental Building, -
Why Not Use Electric Lights?
Stop scratching matches on jour wall.
Tnose streaky match scratches look
mighty bad on anygwall. But as long as
yon continn9 to use. gas or oil you'ye got
to use matches.
The '.'matchless light" is the electric
light, a simple twist of the wrist does it.
We are improving and perfecting our
lighting service in this city and can give
better service for less money than ever
in the history of the city.
: The cost of wiring has been reduced
until it is within reach of all.
If you would like to know more about
it, call on as in our new office opposite
the O. J. Blackledge furniture store or
phone us, Ind. Phone 499,
Willamette Valley Co.
G. A. Clark, Mgr.
Notice to Bidders,
mittee on Streets and Public Buildings of the
Common Council of the city of Corvallis will
receive bids until six o'clock p. m. ot Monday,
the 10th, day of December 1906 for the improv
ments of each of the following streets or por
tions within Baid City of Corvallis, to-wit:
Fourteenth Street irom the center ofSiulh
Street to a point opposite the Nortwest corner
of hot 10 in Block thirteen in Jobs addition to
S9id City.
Center Street from the center of Eleventh
Street to center of Fourteenth Street.
D.pot Street from the Center of Oafc Streat to
the center of Maple Street.
Oak Street from the North Side of the County
road leading to Philomath Northerly to the
Corvallis and Eastern Railroad company's
Oak Street from the Corvallis and Eastern
Railroad company's track Northerly to the cen
ter, of Adams Street.
Adams Street from the center of Ninth Street
Westerly to the center of Oak Street.
Tenth Street from the North side of Washing
ton Street to the center of Jefferson.
Van Buren Street from center of Fifteenth St.
to the center of K-ghteenth Street, extended.
Euchofemth improvements to be made in
the manner speeilied, and t- be commenced
and completed w.ilan the time limited by the
ordinance of said city providing for such im
provement, passed ihe Common Council on the
26th. day of Octobsr 1906, reference to which is
hireby ruaoe.
No bids will be received except separtte and
distinct bids for te making of each of the
aforesaia improvements, ano each bid must bu
accompanied by a certified check upon some
responsible bank in a sum equal to one half of
the amount of such bid, and payable to the or
der of the Police Judge of said City of Corvallis
which hall be held to protect the city of . the
property owners affected thereby from loss or
damatre on account of the failure of such bidder
to enter into conr.rac with the city and give
bond as required ly the ordinance aforesaid.
Biis for the making of any ol the forgoing
improvi meius may be left at the oflice of the
Police Judge of said city within the time
aforesaid. All bids received will be reported to
the Common Council of said City at a regular
meeting to be held December loth. 1906, at 7:30
o'clock p. m. .
The right is reserved to reject " an aad all
bids deemed unreasonable. . -
Dated November 13th"iq06."
" U. A. COVSI.L,
Fbank Francisco,
Committee on Streets and Publi" Emldinps
aforesaid. , ... 95-100
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Beard the
Signature of
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Fifteen worda or less, 25 cts for three
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additional words. cent a word for each
insertion. .
For all advertisements over 25 words,
1 ct per word for the first insertion and
K ct per word for each additional inser
tion. Nothing inserted for less than 25
Lodge, society and church notices,
other than strictly news matter, will be
charged for. ;
Oregon, on instalment plan and as
e:st purchasers to build homes on them
Bank, Corvallis, Or.
Or., for spot cash, balance instal
ments, and help parties to build homes
; thereon, if desired. Address M. S.
Wcod-'tx-k, Corvailis, Or. : : ,
Vetier'narv Suraeor
filirivon i li't dentist - Poir-t.r-t . i-jor
Fourth ;tti.2irt. ; Phaae 39. -Office
If 11, Main site , phone . 204. . :(..
:tan i cai. : ; ... .
, ' i . '. : 1 ; --4 i i i . . -
and t J.-geon. , Rooms 14, Bank Build-
i p. m. ' Residence: cor. 5th and Ad-;
' hub Sts. . Telephone at office and res
idence. ..... OorvalJis. Oregon.
House Decorating.
W. E. Paul, Ind, 488. l4tf
ments; curbing made to order; clean
ing and reparingdone neatly: save
agent's commission. Shop North
Main St., Frank Vanhoosen, Prop, gitt
Office up stafrs in Zierolf Building.
Only set of abstracts in Benton County
Office in PoBt Office Building, Coival
iis, Oregon.
WANTED 500 live geese before
the first of November. Call or ad
dress Smith & Bouideo, Corvallis,
Oregon. 84 tf
to rent a dwelling adjoining Corvallis
who is a kind good workman with a
A. 1 ...
teaiu oi uorset;. . ol-ll.
Gazette and Weekly Oregonian at
$2.55per year.
WANTED Sixty tons of clean
vetch seed, and oats . in' car lots
load cars at nearest railroad station.
Wanted clean Italian and English
Rye grass seed, can furnish gaso
line engine with cleaner and grind
er to clean for farmers. For gale
young cow, will be fresh soon, $25;
6-year-old horse for sale or trade. L.
L. Brooks. Phone 155 -Mountain
. Corvallis, Oregon, transacts a general
conservative banking business. Loans
money on approved security. Drafts
bought and told and money transferred
to the principal cities of the United
c, a . - . r ?
Notice to Creditors.
Notice is hereby (riven to all whom it may con
cern that the undersigned has been duly appointed
Kxwutrix of the last will and testament of James
P. Mt-Bee, deceased, by the County Court of Ben
ton County, Oregon. All persons having; claims
against the estate of said James I'. McBee, deceas
ed, are hereby required to present the same, with
proper vouchers therefor, duly verified as by law re
uired, within six months from the date hereof,
to the undersigned at her residence in Corvallis,
Oregon, or at tie office of McFadden and Bryson,
attorn ejs, in the l'oetoffice Builoinir, Corvallis, Ore
yon, . . ,
Dated at Corvallis, Oregon, this ;21st, day of
September, 1906. -
Executrix of the I-asst Will and Testament of James
P. McBee, deceased. . . . 78tf
for Job Work?
Kidney Cure
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