Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, December 11, 1906, Image 1

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Corvallis .
Vol. XLffl.
Corvaijjs, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday, December 11. 1906.
All of One Mind at Eugene Mass
Remedies suggested for the car
shortage situation at the Eujeue
meeting of shippers Wednesday
Reciprocal demurrage.
Railroad commission.
Purchase by the state of rail
road lauds.
Ascertain the actual value of
railroads within the state and
cost of operating.
Railroad legislation is demand
ed, not requested, from the ap
proachine legislature by the
Shippers' Congress held Wed
nesdav afternoon and evening
Every speaker assisted in laying
bare the car shortage situation
from all points, except that of the
railroad, and after dilating on
specific and general cases, show
ing the injury worked by the car
famine, the delegates cried loud
ly tor remedial legislation. Mem
bers of the legislature present
promised to render whatever as
sistance is within their power.
Electrifying puouc opinion
was the object of the gathering,
and in this it was a success.
This is the first important stand
the people ot uregon nave ever
taken against the railroads of the
state, and it is intended that the
Engene meeting will be the pio
neer movement ot many subse
quent gatherings of sep irate com
mercial clubs in every town of
the Beaver State. It was a gath
ering devoid of personalities or
debate. Every man present
with the exception of two rail
load representatives, who neither
spoke nor were invited to, was of
the same mind be wanted some
thing done to forever prevent
another car shortage.
In many respects the meeting
was unique. Held under the
joint auspices of the Cottage
Grove and Eugene Commercial
Clubs, there were shippers from
every Willamette Valley town.
There were no regular delegates
and no credentials were asked.
No roll call was taken, and there
was never a dispute. A more
democratic affair, wherein
there was neither slate nor pre
pared resolutions, could not be
imagined. The only program
was a list of speakers. It was, in
fact, a mass meeting of shippers
and merchants who have felt
keenly the loss of cars, and who
see each day their business going
from bad to worse, with bank
ruptcy in sight for many ot them.
Choose All Northwest Team.
The Herald is authority for
the statement that coaches Nor
cross of OAC, Bender of Pull
man, Baird of Whitman, Bezdek
of Oregon and Place of Washing
ton, have given out the follow
ing selections as their choices for
all northwest teams:
First Tram-M2handler ot U.
of W., left end; Larseu, U. of I.
( left tackle; Moullen of
U. 01 O , Mr. guard; Tegmier,
U. of W., center; Halam, Pull
man, right guard; Dimmick of
Whitman, right tackle; Moores,
U. of O., right end; Owens, Wil
lamette, quarter; Bagshaw of U.
ot W., right half; Rader, Wil
lamette, left half; McKinney, U.
of O. lullback.
Second Team: Spagle, Whit
man, (captain), left end; jarvale,
U. of W.. left tackle; Knight,
Willamette, left guard; Hug, U.
of Oocenter, Thayer. Pullman,
right guard; Arnspiger, U. of O.,
right tackle; Boggs, U. of W.,
iiflf Pnrl- T ifnnroffa TT r( O
right quarter; Zacharius,
O., left half; Nissen,
man, right half; Willis,
W., fullback.
U. of
Salem Suffers.
A dispatch from the capital
city the last of the week tells of
conditions there. It says:
Slowly but surely the sh
of cars which has existed
ious form for the past two moat hs
or more, is sapping the vitality
of all the industries of the Will
mette Valley. Hopgrowers'
market has been brought to prac
tically a complete standstill, it
being impossible to secure ship
ment of a single bale out of the
The Salem Mills Company
has 8ooo sacks of flour stacked
up waiting shipment to the
Orient but missed the last
Ofiential steamer because it was
impossible to secure Northern
Pacific cars for shipment to the
seaport. The mill was shut
down Thursday evening and the
entire force is thrown out of em
ployment. Serious congestion also ex
ists in the yards of the Spaulding
Lumber Company and the man
agement feels it will be obliged
to quit operations in the near
future if some relief is not pro
vided. New Creamery There.
K. C. Eldridge, the well
known creamery nan, is prepar
ing to start a large creamery at
Aibany and the citizens of that
place are naturally well pleased
over the prospect. Creameries
are certainly doing, a rushing
business in the Willamette Valley
now, as is daily demonstrated by
the two Corvallis plants which
are working almost day and
Mr. Eldridge has plants in sev
eral of the neighboring! towns and
it is stated that the Eldridge
plants last year used the product
of 7,000 cows and tamed out
nearly a million pounds of bat
ter. The Independence brand in
particular has beome noted and
is shipped regularly into Idaho
and Colorado. The business of
the company runs from 15,000
to $20,000 per month.
Where Things Are Doing.
S. N. Wilkins arrived home
Fridav from a week's business
trip to Vancouver, Washington,
where he recently purchased an
undertaking establishment which
he placed in the care of W. J.
According to Mr. Wilkins
things are on the boom in this
lively little city, which now has
a population of about 7000.
Two months ago, two certain
blocks, on which stood a good
dwelling, were so'd for 1850,
and on his visit last week Mr.
Wilkins purchased an adjoining
lot for which he had to nav
$1500 and before the deal was
closed he refused an offer of
$1750 for the same lot.
City election was held while
Mr. Wilkius was th re, and the.
town went "open." There are
already 35 saloons in ihz place.
The great amount of money in!
circulation in Vancouver just now
is due to the transient business
thit drifts in from tUe big North
Bink road that is building along
the Columbia.
Mr. Wilkins reports that At
torney W. E. Yates, formerly of
this city, is rushed with business
in his line and is doing well.
Real Estate Transfers.
J G Wuestefeldt and Jwife to D
F Young and wife, 8c acres near
Summit; $300.
D D Berman and wife to Dollie
D Gray, 5 acres near Corvallis;
A B Westbrook and husband
to Mary Harder, 10 acres near
Albany; $500.
J J Cale and wife to Mary H.
Whitby, lot 4 and South V2 of
block 3, Dixons add; $300.
M S Darby to W P Darby and
wiie, interest in 75 acres near
Inavale; $1.
William R Fawver and wife to
H W Schenck, 5 acres east of
. Almarion Bailey and wife to
T W Walters, 1 acre near Belle
fountain; $20.
Described by Prof. J. B. Horner
of OAC.
The Gazette takes pleasure in present
ing to its readers the first of a series of
letters from the pen of Prof. Horner,
whose ability as a writer is too well
known throughout the state to need com
ment here and now. These articles will
ap ear in the next tew issues ot tne gaz
ette and will, we feel certain, meet with
populii'iavor. The entire series forms a
ecturejust prepared by Prof. Horner,
and printed in pamphlet form. The
writer tells of h is trip to the Orient as
Upon visiting the Louvre my enjoy
ment of the masterpieces was somewhat
short of satisfactory. Many of the moBt
meritorious paintings failed to appeal to
me. This is a serious admission. But
realizing my want of preparation to un
derstand the talent in evidence, my
spiritual nature began to chide my judg
ment for permiting my intellectuality to
presume upon so difficult a task as the
subtle analysis of emotion masterfully
wreughy upon canvas. I'was but a child
in the presence of masters.
So I turn my back upon the Louvre
with the determination of first making a
more caretul stud? of the pyramids, the
sphinx, massive walls and temples and
other grosser works, and, at the end of
one year, return again with better prepi
raMon for the study of the finer arts.
Thus my spiritual nature was pushing up
my intellectuality ali the while, some
what like a dragoman with open hands
pushes the traveler over the marble
blocks up a pyramid. It may not be
very elegant, but the traveler gets there
just the same.
Sq we went to Egypt to see the oldest
and roughest ruins along the Mediter
ranean. There was the Sphinx with
fifty or sixty pyramids as many centuries
old : and all had to be seen in one hot
day. A pyramid with one thousand
miles of desert on one side and two
thousand miles of burning sands on the
other is a lonely spectacle. Abraham
used to come down here to admire these
old pyramids, and about rive thousand
Americans come lor the same purpose
every year. Reckoning the long space
of time between these two dates which
the silent pyramids have witnessed, one
is led to re ma re there is nothing old in
At the acropolis, where ruin marks the
location of the finest art studies in the
world, our camera takes a view.
Then to Olympia, where the greatest
games of the earth took place ; but only
ruins now remain.
Tnen to Pompeii, a city so larga that
one can now lose himself ia the ruins.
Here are 1,400 Italians in the employ of
the government excavating the old city.
Pompeii resembles San Franciso as is
appeared last spring after the earthquake
and fire.
Old Rome.
Then to old Rome. The Palatine was
the Roman acropolis; for the Romans
Quadrata or first Rome was the Corona
of this hill. When the city of Rome
grew to be more than walls of defease
with barracks and homes, it followed the
example ot Athens in pushing off the
acropolis down oq t-'e plain bslo'. But
this plain located between the Palatine
a'ad.Capitoline Hill was very marshy.
Consequently, the elder Tarquin found
it necessary to drain the valley. Accord
ingly he constructed a drain to convey
the water into the Tibr near by. Be
cause the purpose of the v'raiu vas to
purify the vicinity it was called Cloaca5
from the word cluere, to cleanse; and
because the draia was so large that a
cart drawn by males might be driven
through the whole length of the sewer,
it was called Mixitna Cloaca. O-ie of
the worst punishments ever inflicted up
on man, was visited upon, a certain class
of criminals who were thrown into the
Maxima Cloaca and permitted to float
with the filth of the great fewer into the
historic Tibor.
The Maxima Cloaca is 600 years older
than Christianity and it is in such per
fect preserva' ion that one upon viewing
it can hardly realize it was built more
than a decade ago. The Maxima Cloaca
is the biggest and the best old sewer in
the world.
Tim Fobcm.
As Rome grew, she gradually spread
oyer the seven hills. Eventually she had
a half dozen or more business places or
forums, but the greatest of them all was
the Rome Forum, which : occupied a
small space is the little vallev between
the Palatine and the Capitoline.
The campus, including the Forum, the
sacred way and the coliseum, does not
extend more than a half a mile in length
nor is it more than one fourth that dis
tance is width ; vet ruin has replaced
ruin, and stone has been built upon stone
so that every inch of the Forum is histor
ic. -
Uaadually this little market place or
forum increased in importance until the
business interests and destinies of the
world were discussed and determined
nere. bo historic is. this locality that
fountains hare been called lakes; chap
els, temples ; and men. gods.
Learn to Think Right.
What a bore is that rattle brain
ed woman who can never tell
a story straight, remarks an ex
cnange. She undertakes to tell
you of something she has seen or
heard. The result is simply a
confused jumble of "what's his
name and thingumbobs and so
and so's and something or others
and all that sort of thing and
over there somewhere." This
woman's brains are not compact.
They practically rattle around in
her skull. She is never accurate
either in her thought habit or
in her work. Don't let the rat-
tie Drain naoic taice noia on you.
When you pretend to listen to
anything, listen carefully, con
centrating your mind on the story.
Note in your memory the main
points. Get the mental habit of
exactness and accuracy.
The writer of this item is right,
as many a reporter can testify. Of
all aggravating things about the
worst is to have someone start in
to relate a first-class item, only
to wind up without facts, names
and dates Jto aid the listener in
securing a clear and connected
story of what has happened.
Learn to think straight then
talk straight, out of mercy to
your listener.
MustHelp Themselves.
A writer in an exchange de
clares that Willamette Valley
oebDle must help themselves if
thev ever expect to be helped at
all, in the matter of an open river.
Same of the things this individ
ual says are worthy of attention,
as they are certainly truth.
"You must learn now that if
you get anything you will have
to depend upon yourselves to get
it, and not depend on others, j
Work for free locks on the river,
and for the opening of the Yaqu
ma Bay harbor. Succeed in get
ting these two and you will get!
great relief. You have been im
posed on long enough in paying
extra toll in getting your produce
to market, and shipping your
supplies back again. You can't
depend very much for help from
committees who are talking
greater Oregon, but giving all
their time and influence for the
Columbia River, , and no 'voice
for improvement this side of Port
land. It looks as though Greater
Oregon was centered in Port
land. You hear verv little about
buying the Locks or opening the
Willamette river, compared with
what you hear about the improve
ments on the Columbia river,
and nothing at all about the
opening of Yaquina Bay ' harbor
which would be of the greatest
beaefit to the people in this part
ot Oregon .
Ot cjurse, we favor the im
provements on" the Columbia
river, because that is one of our
natural outlets, but we, in this
valley, and western Oregon, have
another natural outlet that we
desire to have opened and im
proved, and should this be ac
complished we feel sure that it
would be of much benefit to
"Great r Oregon."
The following letters remain uncalled
tor in the Corvallis postoffice, for the
week ending Dec. 8, 1906:
Mrs T N A.rmstronsr, C J Brown, Miss
F C Thompson, L J Watteon.
B. W. Johnson, PM.
"What are yon laughing at?'' we said
to a fellow this morning, with a broad
grin on hig face, so broad that it made
the top of his head look like an island
surrounded by mouth. "What in the
world are yon laughing at?" I am j ist
thinking of that show I saw at the opera
house last night, Jerry from Kerry
The Christmas Supplies
that's wanted at Xmas time is almost
Handsome gifts have to be carefully
selected. For instance.
Cut Class Christmas
are not only highly prized on account
of their beauty, but on account of their
intrinsic value as well. We have a
splendid display of cut glass ware and
you'll do well to inspect and bay from
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - ' . - Corvallis
Have your watch cleaned for $1
mainspring for $1; all work guar
anteed at Matthews', optician and
jeweler. 84tf
Roosevelt Bears.
0. J. BLACKLEDGE'S Furniture Store
Corvallis - - - Oregon
COME IN.....
And see our large new line of pocket knives,
razors, scissors, etc.
A. large line of footballs and all kinds of sport
ing goods always on hand.
Umbrellas covered and repaired.
Y. . . . G UN II O 13 E S
The Delineator - - $1-00
McClure's Magazine $1.00
World's Work - - $3.00
G. A. Gerhard Bo5re
Then come in and see my line of Sporting Goods and be con
vinced that it is the best and most complete line ever brought
to your city, consisting ot Guns and Ammunition, Fishing Tackle,
Base-ball Goods, Bicycles and Sundries, Pocket Knives, Razors,
Sewing Machine Supplies, etc Gasoline and Dry Cells for sale.
for the Olds Gasoline
P'lns and Bicycles For Rent.
M. M.
Ind. Phone 126
Looh in Our Window -
;For the correct thing in the jewelry line. We have a fine
'of jewelry and silverware that is astonishing in its grace and
: beauty and magnificent in its size and completeness.
Engraving nicely done in the latest ribbon script styles.
Repairing that is guaranteed and prices that are in keeping
with the class of work done-
E. W. S. PRATT, Jewels and Optician
Hair Invigorator
And Dandruff Eradlcator
3 St
l iT fW'-rfcrafYr- -1
Price, - Fifty Centt
Manufactured by
The Vegetable Compound Company
Corvallis, Oregon . 9tf
Early to Bed
And early to rise, makes one healthy
happv and wise-especially if vou take
Herbine before retiring. A positive cure,
for Constipation, Dyspepsia and all liver
complaints. Mrs 8 . Columbia, Tenn.
writes : I always keep a supply of your
Herbine on band. Am so pleased : with
the relief it giyes in constipation and all
liver complaints, that words can't ex
press my appreciation. Sold by G-aham
& "Wortham.
engines ana Muiomoones
First-class Repair Shop.
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