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THf CORVLLIS GAZETTE
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by the Gazette Publishing
Co., for $2.00 per annum, or
25 per cent discount if cash is
paid in ndvunce.
ELECTJONS FOR 1908.
Closes for election Oct. 20.
Presidential election Nov. 3.
y Republican National Ticket.
" WILLIAM H. TAFT
, ' of Ohio.
'FOR VICE PRESIDENT
JAMES S. SHERMAN
of New York. -
For Presidential Electors
J. D. LEE, of Multnomah County
F. J. MILLER, of Linn County
A. C. MARSTERS, of Douglass County
R. R BUTLER, of Gilliam County
MR. TAFT AT, FIFTY-ONE.
The modest : celebration1 by
William Howard Taft, September
15, of the fifty-first anniversary of
his birth is an event which ap
peals with special force to the
young voters of the United States
whose bollots are destined to be
one of the determining influences
in the November elections. The
experiences through which the
nation has passed in the last
twelve o years have greatly en
larged the American spirit of
nationalism. They have devel
oped conditions which stimulates
the national imagination, dis
close new ideals of national
ponsihility and impose new
cations upon American
science and statesmanship .
The twelve year period under
review began with a desperate
assault upon the national credit
' under the pretense of monetary
reform. That wicked conspiracy
was defeated, only to be followed
two years later by a foreign war,
m which the national honor was
vindicated by the valor of the
American arms. From that
conflict arose new problems
which have v placed the United
States in the first rank of
world powers and compelled the
governmenc to assume vast res
ponsibilities, tentorial, racial and
administrative, in regions remote
from our continental boundaries.
The front of the world has un
dergone a change, and the inter
national status of the United
States has changed with it
The vexatious question which
have arisen at hoire and abroad
during these twelve years have
served as supreme tests of the
vitality of American institutions
and of the integrity of Republi
can statesmanship. Those . tests
have been completely met ; in
every instance. American pres
tigeramong the nations of the
earth is greater and American
-credit is higher than ever be--fore.
The Republican party has
.been in control throughout this
whole period of American de
velopment. It has kept the
faith. It has proved equal to
every emergency and its policies
stand approved by the national
Among the leaders and ex
ponents of the new Americanism
which has won for the Republic
an enlarged place in the confi
dence and esteem of mankind
none has borne a more envial
part than William Howard Taft.
The duties imposed upon him
have been varied and exacting in
equal degree, requiring the calm
judgment of the jurist, the fact
.of the diplomat, the alertness of
an expert executive and Jthe
creative genius of the con
structive statesman. Combin
ing those qualities in a higher de
gree than any of his contempor
aries, Mr. Taft has placed before
the young men of America an ex
ample of devoted, brilliant and
useful service in varied fields of
endeavor unsurpassed in the his
tory of our times. '
"The example of Mr. Taft is an
appeal to the national pride and
the national imsgination. It rep
resents the forces which produce
results and command respect. It
inspires hope. wins' confidence
and stands for! honor and pro
gress. Moreover, it discloses
those attributes of 'integrity,
courage, self-respect and justice
which the upright young Amer
ican casting, his first vote will
naturally demand as essential
qualities of . his ideaL candidate
At the 'age of fifty-one Mr.
Taft has standing to his credit a
record of definite results which
distinguishes him as one of the
most accomplished of American
statesmen, living or dead. It is
without an error or a flaw, an
epitome of the new Americanism
which believes in doing things.
And in behalf of the man who
made it. the record gives a dis
tinct affirmative of the historic
test for candidates for official
favor: 'I3 he honest, is he
capable, is be faithful to the
HOW BRYAN HELPED THE
In the course of a speech in
Camden, N. J., on September
15, W. J. Bryan said : '. "I said in
1898 that the Filipinos ought to
have their independence."
In this, as in many of his public
utterances, Mr. Bryan contents
himself with a statement of half
truth. The facts as to his rela
tions with the so-called independ
ence movement in the Phillipines
in 1898 are extremely interesting.
The first duty of the United
States after destroying Spanish
power in the Philippines was to
establish American authority in
the islands. That was an essen
tial condition, to which all other
projects were subordinated, for
the reason that until it was es
tablished there could be no dura
ble basis for the erection of civil
government:. Peace, based upon
an absolute rrcognition of Amer
ican control, was indispensable to
the restoration of civil rule, and
the United States government
devoted its entire energy to the
creation of that condition.
Mr. Bryan, however, contended
thas having .overthrown Spanish
authority, the United States
should immediately withdraw
from the islands, leaving the Fil
ipinos to work out their own
destiny or their. own de
struction. He therefore cave his
hearty support to the agitation
for immediate independence for
the Philippines, and his reckless
utterances to excite and prolong
the futile insurrection against
American authority in which the
Filipinos subsequently engaged.
Bryan's emotional expressions of
sympathy for the agitators for
independence gave aid and com
fort to the insurrectors, and were
interpreted by Aguinaldo and his
followers as meaning that a large
proportion of the American peo
ple opposed the policies instituted
by their government in the is
lands and favored the immediate
withdrawal of the United States
troops. Aguinaldo and his fellow
leaders in the insurrection assured
their ignorant followers that Bry
an was their friend ; that if they
would keep on fighting he would
help them to gain their independ
ence, and that the government in
authority in Washington did not
represent the purpose and desire
of the American people.
Mr. Bryan's reckless talk in fa
vor of independence for the Phil
ippines did more to prolong the
insurrection against American
authority than any other single
cause. It gave powerful moral
support tQ a lawless movement,
which not only involved a costly
sacrifice of American life and
American treasure, but which
also subjected the misguided Fil
ipinos themselves to prolonged
and needless hardship. He de
ceived them. His irresponsible
talk encouraged them to continue
a futile resistence to American
authority, when for humanity's
sake his whole influence should
have been exerted to persuade
them to accept it.
Brvan poses as the best friend
of the Filipinos, while, while, in
fact, he has been t&eirWorst en
emy. Instead of.; pleading"; with
them to reconcile themselves, to
new. conditions and trust to the
American spirit of good faith to
moke them independent just as
soon as they fit themselves for it,
be has sought to convince them
that the Americans are heir ene
mies and oppressors, from whom
they must exact liberty by force.
Bryan has tricked and fooled the
islanders. He has never given
them a word of wise counsel nor
performed a friendly service lor
them. His attitude toward the
Philippines, like his attitude here
in the United States, is that of
the preacher of unrest, suspicion
and discord the' enemy of peace
and the obstructor of progress.
Feat of a
Pionaar Who Waa Hal In
-Him Old Asa.:) 3 ' i ! p:i
It is a wise man. who proves his
words before he Bpeaks them.:' t A
tory of an old Pennsylvania settler
hows shrewdness in this-direction
as well as a pardonable pride in
prowess. The hero of the anecdote
was Gabriel Schiller' a pioneer who
was hale in his old age. , , . , j . .
. One day Schuler broke in upon a
company of farmers who. were gath
ered in a workshop. The old man
carried an ax on his shoulder. ' ;
"Let some one turn the grind
stone for me," he said: 1 '
For a long time he sharpened the
instrument, with the greatest so
lemnity. Some present thought he
had lost his senses. Finally he shoul
dered the ax and said:, ,, , . . .
"Let each one follow me."
. The farmers thought that this
summons might mean that an at
tack was to be made on the Indians,
and they asked: ' "' s '
"Shall we take arms V
"Do as you please replied Schuler.'"-
f ' '
Each man seized his rifle and fol
lowed the old settler. He led them
to an open place in the woods.
"Now," said Schuler, stopping,
"let each go into the woods and se
lect a fine, large tree. When you
hear my trumpet, return."
The men, wondering, did as they
were bid. When the trumpet blew
they gathered once more about
Schuler. The sage, led by the farm
er, "examined each tree selected.
"Many of them are very fine," he
pronounced, ."but none equals this
oak :, r- ''-, . . '
. " So it was. He had picked out the
finest. He threw off his jacket and
began to cut. When he had hewed
halfway through he changed his ax
from his right hand to his left and
went on without changing position
or saying a word. In an hour he had
cut way through, and the tree fell.
Mounting the stump, Schuler ad
dressed the farmers :
"Today I am a hundred years
old, and I would bear evidence of
my strength. 1 would like to have
your promise that the tree shall
stay as it fell."
The old man's request was grant
ed, and the prostrate oak remained
for many years to be a monument to
the strength of the century old
Schuler lived nearly ten years aft;
er this incident. Youth's Company
No Need to Worry.
Mrs. Smith, on retiring to rest
the other night, heard her husband
pacing np and down his-dressing
room in an evidently perturbed state
."Jack," she called out,-"aren't
you coming to bed ?"
"No," was the curt reply.
Awaking after her first sleep to
find Mr. Smith still pacing up and
down like a caged animal, she call
ed out, "Jack, what is the matter ?"
"Matter enough," replied her hus
band in a despondent voice. "I've
got that bill of Tom Jones' coming
due tomorrow for 500, and 1 have
not a farthing toward it I"
"You stupid fellow! Come to bed
at oncef It's Jones who ought to be
walking up and down, not you 1"
Tha Typaa of Cat.
There are a number of classes of
Persian cats, the division between
them being purely arbitrary and
based on the color of the fur. The
most beautiful of all the Persians is
the pure white. They are; however,
very hard to keep clean, and a dirty
white cat is certainly anything but
an ornament about one's rooms. It
is unfortunate that many white cats
are deaf, so when one is making a
purchase of a cat that color it is a
wise precaution to test the hearing.
Another failing which white cats
have, in common with all light col
ored cats, is that their constitutions
are not so vigorous as those of the
dark haired cats. Suburban Life.
Neat Job; Printing at the Ga- j
zette office. j
" THE "CAMP ROBBER." .
A Birrf With a Latin Nam That likes !
Frmmh Meat. I Mi
The first living thing io welcome
the camper to. the wilderness,. says
a writer.-, in Forest and Stream, is
this Jjird- moose bird, because
found within the moose's range, or
"till! 6w bird," on account of its de-;
cided partiality for grease. Others
contend that it is a jay "Canada
jay" 'or "gray jay" though it is
neither boisterous nor does it disap
pear on Friday. It is always handy
and very dignified and . reserved in
its- vocal efforts, confining its cry to
a short smothered monotone. "Meat
hawk" only half fits, for, though
pronouncedly carnivorous; it is any
thing but a hawk.
Fear ' it has no knowledge of.
Tricks it has never been known to
practice, and if there is any attrac
tive dainty in camp suiting its taste
it flies straight, down, quietly.takes
possession and industriously grati
fies its. appetite just without the
reach of the incensed owner's fist.
A loafer and a thief, some say ;
hence, perhaps, the "whisky jack"
or "whisky john'V and, "camp rob
ber? in the vulgar tongue. ' Classic
ally itds known;as Perisoreus, canadensis-
. " '-.: ;:- ,
Fresh meat is its obsession. Be
fore the lucky hunter has. time to
gralloch the stag which he has bag
ged this, bird, crow or jay, quietly
announces its arrival,, from the deer
slayer "knows not where, and, with
out word, almost says: 1 1
.'"Hello! Good shot. Glad to see
you. Nice stag we have. Let's see."
And down it comes. 'It's good and
fat too.- I am very fond of fat. They
sometimes call me the tallow bird.
Phew ! That's a nice sack of tallow
about that kidney. You're awful
slow, and I'm hungry as a wolf."
And the irrepressible jay proceeds to
help himself at the rumo of the car
cass while the hunter is busy flaying
the neck. , : '" "'';-! .' ' ".v
"J The impudence is more than the
temper of the man will" stand, and
he makes a vicious whack at the vo
racious bird with his skinning knife,
forcing it to retreat to a safer dis
tance. different bird chirps gently from an.
overhanging limb. "Your ngly dis-
position will spoil your snooting, a
would not make such a to-do over' a
little fat if I were a big, Strong
man like you.
lij.ti .Profeaaional Interest.
A one legged, beggar for years, had
his -station' against a certain lamp
posj .in Jtfew York. Supported1 by
Crutches j he offered i to the passersby
such trifles as shoe laces, pencils and
collar buttons. Benevolent Mr.
White was among his regular pa
trons, many of whom frequently
gave without asking for his ware in
One evening about 11 o'clock Mr.
White was walking back from a din
ner party and, coming up behind
the mendicant, was considerably
startled to see him unstrapping his
supposedly missing leg, preparatory
to going home.
"Well, my friend," said the gen
tleman, "I should think you would
get very stiff indeed being bound up
like that all day."
- The rascal looked at him keenly
for a moment. : Then he said,
"What's your line, partner ?" ; ,
- f Freakiah.Willa.
Will making often" affords a man
an opportunity of ' paying off old
scores. The Duke of Marlborough
could not resist, the temptation of
a farewell slap at his duchess when
he left hep, "10,000 ($5p,000)
wherewith to spoil Blenheim In her
own way and 15,QQ0 ($75,000) . to
keep clean and to goto law with."
A .Mr. Kerr, after declaring that he
would probably have left hig widow
10,000 if she had allowed him to
read his evening paper , in peae,
adds : ."But you must remember, my
dear, 'that whenever I commenced
reading , you. started playing and
singing. You must, therefore, take
the consequences. I leave you 1,
"You want me to "tell you the
whole truth?" asked the witness.
"Certainly," replied the judge.
"The whole truth about the plain
tiff?" : ' ' - '
"Might I ask how long this court
expects to sit?"
- "What difference does that
"It makes a lot of difference. I
couldn't tell the whole truth about
that scoundrel, inside of a week,
talking all the time." ;
,Mrs. A. Ifs really extraordina
ry! My nurse tells me that gentle
men are always stopping her in the
street to admire my little girl.
Mrs. B. How lovel v she must be !
Mrs. A. Oh, I don't know. Of
course I think her pretty because I
j meant the nurse,
dear.-Punch. . . . -
MISS ANNIE S. PECK.
Fearlesa Woman Mountain Climber
" and Soma of Her Remarkable Featj.
The new champion mountain climber
of the7 world la Miss Annie S. Peck,
formerly professor of Latin at Smith
college and. known .the world over as a
fearless conqueror of dangerous alti
This daring American, to whom the
most inaccessible heights are as play
grounds, recently completed, the ascen
sion of Mount Hauscaran, the highest
peak of the Peruvian Andes, attaining,
an estimated altitude of 25,000 feet.
The only other peaks In all the world
higher than this are lu the Himalayas
and have never been scaled.'
.There several years ago W. W. Gra:
ham established a mountain climbing
record which stood until this feat by
Hiss Peck. He registered a height of
23.800 feet. ' '
' Climbing such a mountain 'is no par
lor amusement No" other ' sport' "re
quires such an abundance of ypurage.
MISS PECK, CHAMPION MOUNTAIN CLIMBER.
self reliance and sheer nerve, such
stoutness of heart, such weir developed
lungs and such a thoroughly trained
j. he doeg njt attala
j of Bmaat&la cllmber.
The strain is first upon the muscular
awafnm Viia- 4 a flPwta avtay-i aha lm
- -tamlatanr. reanlratorv
and nervous mechanisms.
In some persons the heart feels the
tax. most; in others the nervous sys
tem Is chiefly' affected. Palpitation and
"mountain sickness,", the. latter In . all
probability a neurosis, are the two
chief difficulties that beset the average
mountain climber. With some the re
spiratory organs virtually collapse, pro
ducing an almost suffocation.
Weak hearts are fatal to the ambi
tious of the would be mountain climb
er. The heart must be not only struc
turally sound, but well exercised and
in good condition, or- the strain tells
quickly. If one has not nerves of
steel they go to pieces once the 15,
000 foot mark Is passed. The rarefied
atmosphere plays havoc with weak
lungs even earlier.'
. Bleeding from the nose and ears Is
not Infrequent, though far less prev
alent than the reports of early explor
ers would indicate it was experienced
In their day. A partial suffocation Is
mora often encountered.
So mountain climbing Is no work for
a v. eakling. Miss Peck, however, ex
perienced none of these troubles. She
has been mountain climbing nearly
twenty: years. The Matterhorn, pride
of the Alps, was among her first con
quests. Five years ago she scaled the
hitherto Inaccessible heights of Mount
Sorata, 22,000- feet, the highest peak
In Bolivia, .
1 Medicines to Take on a Journey.
There are- certain household reme
dies, substitutes for a physician's serv
ices, that should be carried along, even
if one is going away for a week only.
Of these bicarbonate of soda Is one of
the simplest cures for indigestion and
acid stomach, and half a teaspoonful
in half a glass of water may relieve
an attack of gastritis. Five cents'
vorth of this drug is enough to take
under ordinary conditions, and It can
be easily carried in a pasteboard box.
Peroxide of hydrogen or some other
equally good, antiseptic should not be
omitted fron the medicine chest. One
cannot be too -careful to disinfect a
small cut or pin prtck, and the slight
est abrasion of the-.skin should have
such care. As persona learn more of
the principles of hygiene they under
stand that any open place may harbor
a germ which can lead to serious af
fliction, such as blood poison or inflam
mation. If not treated antiseptically.
Therefore the slightest scratch should
be cleansed, washing It well with pure
soap and then touching it with perox
ide or some other germ killer, such as
a very weak solution of carbolic add
2 per cent, for example. It Is Inex
pensive and, further diluted, makes an
excellent mouth wash.
In addition to these remedies a little
roll of bandages for emergency should
be taken. These consist of strips of
gauze an inch or half an inch wide
and are very inexpensive."- They are
especially valuable In-hlndlng cuts ot
sores. A roll of. adhesive plaster is
The Woman Who Makes Good.
The woman v ho makes Rood mnst
he blessed with strength and health
and an ambition to learn, and take ad
vantage- of every opportunity that
comes her way. says the Delineator.
Cl.. w.rw- n.t.1. .11
h.; ouv tuuofc nvt. niui uvra ucail.
ptay wita an ner nean, anove au
things avoiding Indifference and the
enemy to all progress apathy.
. She must select the pleasure that '
will bring her the greatest joy and
choose the. work she Is best fitted for.
Ordinary hard luck never rulna pee-.
pie. It puts them In a mood to learn
a thing or two. ' Everybody makes
mistakes. With some it la a regular
occupation, but to make a mistake and
wail about It la to make two.
Women often speak of their talents
not ; being appreciated. A talent la
next to worthless unless one has the
ability to get down to hard, plain, ev
Then, too, the woman who wins must
learn to talk, but not to telL , There la
an art-the most consummate art In
appearing absolutely frank to the
butcher, the baker and the family cat
ont rat nnt- MvaaHna ' nnv tt ntlft't
The woman who wins must be able
to hold all and hear all. yet betray It by
neither word nor look, by Injudicious
defense no more than by overt treach
ery, by anger at a malicious accusa
tion no more than by a smile at an
egregious; mistake." . To be able ' to, do
this requires a rare combination 'of
tact and self respect. One cannot just
slide along In business and win promo
ttetkand more aajajry -A knowledge of
the boaiseas la aecaaaarr to shew re
sults. --"' , . .. " V
To make good a woman needs that
fine balance, that accurate self mees?
urement, which goes by the name of
common sense. It Is the one thing on.
which success depends the most , . 1
Books For Wedding Gifts. . .
Mrs. Asqulth, who is just now In the
limelight In England as the wife 'of
the prime minister, always gives hooks
as wedding gifts. . " '-i " '
. It makes no difference how illustri
ous the bride may be, she gets s book
from the famous Mrs. Asqulth. Every
one In London who follows her ca
prices Is now following her choice of
wedding gifts. . , ; s ,i .
No matter who started it. It Is a
good thing for any one to take up and
stick to. It Is easy and not costly to
choose a certain thing as a gift and
never depart from It. '
If you cannot afford silver and gold
make it your maxim to give a book or
an edition of books on all occasions.
It makes gift giving half the trouble
that It is when you rush around town
to try to get something that may suit
each bride. "
Whether or not the couple to be mar
ried cares for books is not the ques
tion. : Every one should care for books,
and every one must have them. If
they are not read they are decorative.
Don't, make the mistake of .sending a
volume of well known poems. It Is not
polite. You must suppose that every
bride has such llterrure. '
' If, you can send seta. of .books, Kip
ling Is always a good choice. A set of
Thackeray if well bound Is always ac
ceptable. Hawthorne Is an excellent
choice, and uniform volumes on Ameri
can history are good. - . ,
Any married woman can perform
this trick successfully. The directions
are very simple. First make sure that
your husband Is sound asleep and that
his trousers are carelessly hanging over
the foot of the bed. Tiptoe Into the
room and quietly confiscate the trou
sers and then softly sneak Into the
dining room. Bold the trousers about
two feet above the table and with the
thumb and forefinger take bold of the
bottom ' of each pocket, holding the
pocket with the mouth pointing to
ward the table.
- You will be surprised to see the vast
amount of coin that will Immediately
appear on the table out of nothing.
You know it is out of nothing, for
just before retiring your husband told
you. he hadn't a cent in his clothes.
After the pockets are entirely emptied
put back the pool checks, keys and
other debris that fell out with the
money and replace the trousers over
the foot of the bed. If he catches you,
just say you were fixing up a rent, and
then you will have him guessing ei
ther that you refer to a tear In his gar
ment or a deal with the landlord.
When You Make Preserves.
See that the jars are In perfect or
der, immaculately clean and supplied
with new rubbers. To use old robbers
is poor economyi
If the jars do not screw tight, get
new ones with glass tops, reserving
the old ones for pickles or jams. Safe
ty from fermentation In canned fruits
depends upon the absolute exclusion
Pint jars with wide mouths are more
convenient than quart jars for small
Use porcelain lined or the 'best gran
ite ware for kettles, the lightweight
granite being preferable.
Other essentials are a long handled
wooden or silver spoon, a wooden pes
tle (a potato masher will answer), pans
for sugar, a dripping pan, accurate
scales, a grocer's funnel, a small milk
dipper, tumblers or jars for jelly and a
good supply of coarse towels and jelly
8uffraglstsJ War 8eng.
The English suffragists have been
supplied with a war song.
The new song and march was first
sung by Edmund Cooper at au at home
given by Miss Janette Steer, actress
and dramatist, at her residence In.
Sloane Gardens, London.
The following Is tbi? refrain:
- - - Rise up. woman!
Star"! up . f-r your right.
TMoa tin woman !
' ' You're bound to win the fight.
Do not be disheartened. : t ,
" ' Sound the warning note. .
Strike a blow for liberty .
Till you vote, vote, vate! '