County Cletk 31 - - i r T 1 TT' no. sf; VOL XLV. CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTT, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPT. 29 1908. E EXTERMINATE CIGARETTES In Oregon Under Pen alty of Fine. BILL IS . TO EE INTRODUCED At Next Session of the Legis lature for Utter Extenni-. nation of "Coffin Taek.- Representative-elect Charles McDonald, of Multnomah coun ty, has drafted a bill which, he will introduce at the legislature next winter, haying for its pur pose the utter extermination of the "coffin tack", in the Beaver State." Even substitutes for cigarettes will be placed under a ban, and any one, caught giving or selling the "makings" will be subjet to fine, and if the fine is not paid, then off to prison he ' for she) must go. Conservative ; "statistics show that 500,000 cig arettes are smoked . daily . in Oregon. The figures may reach 800,000, for the 500,000 daily consomption is based on 40 'per cent of the voters smoking only ten of the "tacks" a day, and qny cigarette smoker will confess that ten "cigs" a day is' a nig gardly allowance, anchsheuld be 20 or 30. Then again, more than 40 per cent of the voters use cigarettes and many who are not voters are heavy ' custo mers. . The "makings" sold in this state in a weed run into several thousand dollars, so the passing of the proposed reform measure of Representative Mc Donald would cut deeply - into the profits of the tobacconists. The bill which was prepared by an attorney and sent to McDon ald for approval, follows the Washington law. McDonald, who is now in Curry county on his vacation, has written that the draft of the measure is satis factory to him, and promises that it will be one of the first bills introduced in the coming session. The bill does not pro hibit the smoking of the "coffin tacks," but it makes the secur ing of .the materials difficult, almost impossible, in fact. Says the bill: "It shall be unlawful 'for any person,., by himself, clerk, servant, employe, or , agent, directly or indirectly, upon any pretense or by any de- vice, to manufacture, sell or ex- change, barter, dispose of or give away, or keep for sale, any ' cigarettes, or any paper made or prepared for the purpose of be ing filled with tobacco for smok ing; any person for violation of the same will be guilty of misde meanor, '. and upon conviction shall for the first offense, pay a fine of not less than $25, nor . more than $100 and costs of " prosecution, and stand com mitted to the county jail until such costs are paid; and for the second and each subsequent' of fense shall pay upon conviction thereof, a fine of not less than $100 nor more than ' $500, and costs of prosecution,' or be im- f prisoned in the county jail not ess than one month or more than six months; provided, that the provisions thereof shall not apply nor interfere with the sale, of, nor disposal by any person in this state .to any . person out side of this state." Forest 4Jrove Times. Improvements Made. The water commission is mak ing improvements in the water main on First street. Over the engine and boiler at the old plant a building is being erect ed, 36x100 feet, which will also be used as a storage room for the tools, water supplies, etc., belonging to this department and this pumping station will be preserved for use in case of emergency. , Workmen are also busy, put ting new timbers in the tunnel leading from ; the river under First street to the pumping sta tion, and when completed every thing will be neat and clean around the place and the city fully prepared to meet any emer gency that might arise,. "Corvallis 'citizens acted wisely in .securing . the new water- sys tem and.'; the commission has shown good business .sense in the management of it. We have the reputation of furnishing our people with the finest water on the Pacific Coast and it' has add ed many" good citizens to our population. . (V - The McHenry brothers are' do ing the contract work. A Wise Selection. . " Mrs. Gertrude L. Strange has been selected by the school board as the new teacher for the tenth grade or High ' School depart ment. The board certainly is to be congratulated on the selection, as Mrs. Strange is peculiarly fit ted for . this .work, having, had several years' experience as a teacher in the public schools at Oregon City and was at one time county school superintendent of that county. Her many friends will be pleased to learn of her. selection to this important position. B00SEELT'S STORIES Of His Experiences in Africa - Y- This Yeafe W The Gazette will soon begin to publish "Roosevelt's Hunting Stories," written by Theodore Roosevelt and completely illus trated. The publication of these stories will he according to the custom heretofore of the Gazette to publish popular stories during the long evenings of fall and winter, when, readers enjoy in teresting reading matter during the long evenings after the busy work has' become more quiet. It is now time that all persons sub scribe for the Gazette, who wish to read these thrilling stories, as they will soon appear in the pa per. . Similar writings of Presi dent Roosevelt are To be paid $2 per word for the writings by eminent publishers. Subscribe now for the Gazette so you may not miss any of this interesting reading matter. These stories are complete with the excitement and dangers of the chase. They breathe the free air of the mountain and the plain, and reflect the glow of the camp fire and express the unique personality of the author. During the fall and winter the Gazette will also publish others of the latest popular stones."'" Buy your coffees arid teas at Still Growing. . The enrollment- at the public schools has now passed the 600 mark and many more students will be added during the week With the addition of the new teacher" for the tenth grade, Su perintendent Fulkerson thinks they will be able to make ample provision for all comers during the hrst semester without furth er trouble. The new addition will allow the school to run on department lines which will necessarily give better results. The carpenters and plumbers are still busy at work on numer ous improvements and when all is completed the schools will be in splendid condition for active wor!:. LAF0LETTE GIVES TAFT HIS UNQUALIFIED ENDORSEMENT Quotes Holy Writ in Behalf of the "Big' Statesman from Ohio. LIFE IS DISTINGUISHED Its Wisdom; Its Integrity; and ped With Principal. Milwaukee, Sept. 24. tWis-, consin had a political climax to day in the complete and ''em phatic manner in which Senator LaFollette nrst declared .Judge Taft to be radical in his politi cal ideas and then gave him nis own unqualified endorsement. This is said in LaFollette en dorsement quoted from the Bible: . ' ' f "Thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, ' such . as fear God ; men of truth, hating covetousness. , He then said, ''Such as the great leader that we have .with us today. Nature gave.him poise, judicial ' temperament, great force of - character and tenacity of purpose. ;f "His long life in the ; public service is distinguished lf for marked ability; its - wisdom; ita integrity ; its patrotism: H$ has taken . advanced ground upon the great issues ' of v this great country. - - He is- prgtesSive in principle, lie is equipped: with wonderful experience, j Two .presidentslnr sutcesslftil'iiave summoned to their aid, the man who is our guest today." LaFollette's endorsement of Taft was delivered at Mason be fore an audience composed of farmers from, all portions of the state, attending the national farmers' convention, who cheered every menjiion and all that he said about Taft as they did, the candidate himself, who in turn before delivering his speech, naid his compliments to the senator. In his tariff speech tonight Taft reviewed ..the promise,, of his party for revision of . the tariff and promised . that the party would adhere to the promise. He said that where tariffs are too high they will be reduced and where too low , they will be raised." "It would be revision," he said, "contrary to democratic policy of tariff for revenue . only and would be along the lines of protection only' . Taft also spoke today at Beloit, Evansville.Janesviile, Madison, Waukesha' and at Racine. PROMINENT PHYSICIAN Called to Albany Saturday to Wait Upon Cnpid. A prominent Corvallis physi cian, accompanied by his par ents and Rev. H. H. Hubbell, was among the passengers who left this city Saturday morning for Albany, where he was called to attend Cupid's wants, and for once his '-professional call" was utterly useless without the - ser vices of a minister of the gospel. He was Dr. W. T. Rowley, who surprised a host of old friends in Corvallis by his marriage to Miss Iva Stevenson, a prominent young lady of Halsey. The cerenionj', which occurred sooner than had been planned, was performed at high noon, Saturday, at the Christian par sonage in Albany b Rev. fi. H. Hubbell of CorVali... Only relatives and a few . intimate FOR MARKED ABILITY its Patrotism He Is Equip Wonderful Experience and a ProgressiTe friends of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony. . Dr. and Mrs. Tlowley left at once fof Portland and 5oos Bay on their wedding trip and will be absent, until next Monday. They will make their home in the Wiles, property on Eighth street, . which was recently pur chased by the doctor. The bride is a charming young lady of high character and is well known in Corvallis, where she has been a popular teacher' in the public schools. She lias a wide circle of friends in this citv who will warmly welcome her in their midst. The groom is a prominent and talented physician and is a young man of good character and splendid reputation. " r. A host of friends extend Dr, Kowley and his fair bride a hearty welcome and wish them all happiness and success., y-"'--. WEDDED IN PORTLAND. College Graduates, United For Liie-0AC-U.ofO. Tuesday evening, September 22nd, at their new home at vol Commercial Street, Portland, oc curred a wedding of interest to bid Corvallis friends, when Miss' in marriage to Charles Y. Rossi Rev. E. H. Mowre, pastor of the Second Street Sou,th Methodist church of Portland, officiating. About 25 relatives and intimate friends were present to witness the impressive ceremony. The bride, who is a winsome girl, was very dainty in a white lingerie gown and carried a beautiful bouquet of white asters. The guests were received by Mrs. Roy Birke, sister .of the bride, foimerly Miss Effie Michael, an OAC graduate, assisted by Miss Bessie Yates of Vancouver, also a graduate of OAC and a former Corvallis girl, and Miss Winnie Michael. After congratulations, dainty refreshments were served by Mrs. E. H. Mowre. A num ber ot eiegant; presents were re ceived, among which were sil verware, cut glass, art pottery and many other beautiful and useful gifts. The bride is a daughter of Mr, and Mrs. J. E. Michael, former residents of Corvallis. and is a graduate of the Oregon Agricul tural College, being a member of the class of 1901. She was a bright and popular student and made many mends during her residence in this city who wish her all happiness and success in the future. The groom is a member of the graduating class of 1903 at the University of Ore gon, and is an employe of the furniture firm of J. G. Mack & Co. of; Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Ross will reside in Portland and are at home to their friends. May the richest joys and successes be theirs in their wedded life. Farm for Rent. A good grain or , dairy farm for rent, three miles from Cor vallis; address P. O. Box 186, Corvallis, Oregon. Disastrous Fire. At about five o'clock Thurs day morning fire was discovered in what is known as the Excel sior Prune Dryer on the Wil helm farm, six miles south of Belle fountain. .The fire evident ly caught from the stove and was under such headway when discovered that it was impossible to extinguish the flames. Seeing it was impossible to save the dryer, attention was at once directed by the men in charge to the storage room which was saved by bard work. Had this building caught it would have been impossible to save any. of the buildings about the place as they ; re .closely con nected. The storage room stood 60 feet from the dryer. The drying 1 season - had just commenced and about 300 bush els of prunes were on the floor, which were, a total loss. . The building was owned by Mr. Wilhelm of Monroe, and he reports his loss at about $3000 with, an insurance of $1500. Another Good Citizen. J.J. Howser, formerly of Jack son county and ex-Mayor ; of Medford, who has been in Cor vallis for two months, has pur chased a very desirable 5-acre tract near the college on Monroe street of X .. S. 1 rue, the consid eration being $4,550. It is Mr. Howser's intention to have the tract laid out in lots this fall Mr. Howser is a hotel man and a builder and contractor, but just what business he will ven ture into here he has not yet decided. His family will arrive in October. They are at present over at the coast where they have been living the past few years for the benefit of the health of one of the. little boys VV; - Mr: Howser has been a. resident of Oregon for 22 years, coming from Ohio, and has located here with the intention of making Corvallis his future home. Mr. and Mrs. Howser are members of the pTesbyterien church and the former is an Odd Fellow. MRS. ANNETTE BALDWIN Passes to the Great Beyond : Friday Morning. A life went out and another Christian was called to meet her God Friday morning at 2 o'clock when Mrs. Annette Baldwin fell into that deep sleep that knows no awakening on earth. Death occurred at the home of Mrs. Clarence Starr, who is a daugh ter of the deceased, and was due to old age, Mrs. Baldwin having passed her 7oth milestone at the time of her death. The funeral occurred at 10:45 Sunday morning at the Evan gelieal church, Rev. E. E. Mc Vicker officiating, and interment was in Crystal Lake cemetery. A large number of old friends and neighbors were present to pay their last respects to the departed and many beautiful floral offerings were in evidence A large choir furnished several appropriate selections. Deceased was a quiet, cheerful Christian woman and her pass ing is mourned by a wide circle of relatives and friends.- The immediate survivors are two sons, Ed Baldwin, of Corvallis, and A. L., who reside at Wald port, and two daughters, one re siding in the hja,s and Mrs. Clarence Starr of this city. Mr. Baldwin died many, years ago. .. ' The' bereaved ones, have the deep sympathy of the commu nity in their loss. Alcazar Stock Company Coming. Next Friday at the opera house the Alcazar Stock Company will begin a two nights' engagement, playing "His Wife's Hobby," a sparkling comedy of the firstclass RAILROAD TO BE EXTENDED Yaquina to Newport in Near Future. SPEAKS ENCOURAGING WORDS 0'firian Then takes Trip to Sclifz Country By Way of Roek Creek. J. H. O'Brien, general mana ger of theS. P., and Att'y Cotton, accompanied by J. Iv- Weather ford, vice president of the C. k . E,, came to Norton's, Thursday, and leaving their private car, struck out for the' Siletz country by way of Rock Creek. ' Deputy County Clerk Lee "Wade met these gentlemen at the Agency and piloted them down the winding Siletz river to the Bay. From there they came . to New port by livery Conveyance, John Fogarty in command. In this city Mr. O'Brien was waited upon by some of pur of ficials and business men and asked to restore the old schedule of train service, with a little var iation in the time of departing in the morning and returning in the evening. ; Mr: O'Brien promised to consider the matter and make the change if it could be made consistently withthfcir train service. s He spiWfe.1. encouragingly ; in regard o tending the Toad from Yaquina to Newport and thought the ex. tension would be made in the near future. Sunday the party went down the beach to Seal Rocks and re turned in time to take their special train to Albany. They did not make us wise as to their tour of the Siletz coun try and we' are at liberty to form our individual opinions with the probability that none of us will get within a thousand miles of the correct solution Yaquina News. Buy your Coffees and Teas at D. D. Berman's. order. This is a play that every husband and wife should see, as well as those who expect to be come husbands and wives. It will creat a roar of amusement that will cause you to , laugh for a week. The leading woman, Miss May Barbour, well . and . favbxflbly known in the East and on this coast where she has played for years, is an excellent actress and is especially adapted to strong emotional lines. G. Lester Paul is a leading, man of wide experience and reputation. He is playing lead ing roles and has personal direc tion of the productions, which in itself is an assurance of a high class artistic performance. The cast is first class in every respect and gives as fine a pro-: duction . as any of. the big road companies. It is the aim of the management to have the people of Corvallis appreciate the fact that they have a home interest in the Alcazar Company, inas much as it belongs to the Wil lamette Valley, and will visit our town from time to time during the present season, always with plays that will merit the patron age of our best people, and at prices that will be within the reach of all. Reserved seats for this attrac tion will be on sale at Graham & Wortham's drug store Wednes day morning, prices 35 and 50 cents ; general admission 25c. This is the company which is engaged to play here two nights in the week.