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STATE OF OREGON
HAS ENOUGH MONEY
To Pay All Warrants
Until April. :
NOTWITHSTANDING BIG DRAIN
By Season of University Ap
propiati on County School
Funds Ont on Interest.
Notwithstanding, the, heavy
drain upon the treasury by Rea
son of the adoption of the Uni
versity appropriations last June,
for "which no state levy was made
laatl1 .To tinofv i. Via fnnfltt ' f rl tfaa
state treasury ' will be sufficient
to pay all warrants between now
and the time when 190 . taxes
will begin to come in next April.
Cash in , the - general fund, as
shown by the Treasurer's month
ly' report issued today, amounts'
to ?14,8?7.98, and there will ,be
due from the several counties on
November :ist about $400,000
more, making enough' to pay
current expenses until another
tax has been collected.' Unusu
ally large receipts from indirect
taxes, such as the corporation,
insurance and inheritance taxes,
and from fees, of the State De
. partment, have provided the
funds to meet the unusually large
state expenditures. The report
lssuea-MKiay covers tne nest nine
. months of 1908 and shows a to
tal expenditure of $992,672.47,
or approximately ""' $110,000 a
month. At the beginning of the
year the state had in the general
fund $116,337.08. The sources
from which the state revenue
has been derived are shown in
the following statement:
Cash on hand, $116,337.08;
state tax, 1908, $55,440; interest
on state tax, .1907, $481.66; state
tax, 1908, $753,173.52; interest
on state tax, 1908, $17.62; tax on
foreign insurance companies,
$60,039.01;; fees of the Depart
ment of State. $52,805.13; cor-
. porauon license, iees, j.vo,u o.
56; express company license fees,
$3,741.93;' telephone company,'
license fees, $1,059.41; telegraph
company license fees, ..$1,090.27;
sleeping car company license
fees, $1,832.85; refrigerator car
company license fees, $99.72; !
Supreme Court fees, $3,336.45;
interest on nenosiis oi state
funds,, $6,258'.73; inheritance tax,
$25,586.77; transfer from swamp
land fund, $1,203.45; miscellane
ous, $19,550.27; ; total, $1,208,
130.45; cash on hand October 1,
-Practically, all the common
school fund is now out at inter
est, the total being approximate
ly $5,430,000. ' ;
He Silenced Her.
Dinner h ad been over only 10
minutes when Jones made a
move down the hall for the hall
tree and his hat and the long
suffering Mrs. Jones followed af
ter to say.
"You have been out every
night for a month! How long
is this thing to last?"
. "Only until, the . campaign
closes, my dear."
"But I don't see that it is nec
essary for you to . be out every
night , untiT , 'midnight. -Last
presidential ' election you. .were
not out a single evening. In
fact, you said the men who were
whopping around nights were a
pack of soft-heads."
v. "Sq they ..were, dear, ,tmt last
campaign, is not this campaign,.
Last campaign things ran them-1
selves, ' and there1 was nothing
for the 'patriots to do.: Now the
country calls upon every one of
them. -Mrs. Jones, the very life
of our country is hanging in the
" "The bulwarks , of liberty are
tottering to their fall.
"Shall this country be ruled
by patriots or" traitors?
"Is Bunker Hill to go for noth
ing, and are "our liberties to be
sold for a mess of pottage? "':
., "Shall I stand supinely by and
see this great and glorious coun
try go to destruction or shall J
lead the movement to still furth
er, exalt her? t;
"Shall the American eagle
still continue to soar .pn pinions
proud, and.Old ""Glory wave in
every breeze that blows, or shall
the bird become a crow and the
flag a dishcloth?' '."''', 1 .r
JZWJbyThQM. jfijyajyad as
that?" asked the. wife in alarm.
f?It's.s worse. The .next 'gale
that sweeps from the North'
"Then hurry right .along and
begone as long as. you want to.'?
And Jones ; went down to his
,clubiand,.,.played (, poker until. 3.
0 clock next qrning.j Jmc; .
'New City Charter.:
Minutes of first meeting of
the committee appointed to pre
pare a new charter for the city
of Corvallis,. Oregon,
, Piece of , meeting, Fireman's
Mail; time of meetijngr y3(pt!
m., Oct. 9, 1908
Meeting called to order by
City Attorney E. R Bryson
Mayor Lilly elected chairman of
committee and N. K. Moore, sec
Roll call showed following
persons present: E. Allen, W.
A. Gellatly, S. H. Moore, L. Cham
bers,, W. P. Lafferfy, Punderson
Ave,ry, F. L. Miller, J, B, Irvine,
Robert Johnson, . M. S. Wood
cock, C.' H. Davis, Adolph Leed-
er. 0. Li. Kline, W. K. Jtiansell,
Dr. Harper, J. H. Harris, J. R.
Smith', M. Bauer, G.'Aj, Robin
son, O. J. Blackledge, F. Berch-H
told, A, K. Russ, W. B. Cate, E.
R. Bryson, Mr. Iihbler, J. H
Jackson,' M. "L." Hubler Dr. B,
A. C.athevi Fred Porter, J. Fred
Yates, Rov 1 Hollenberg, D.. A
Osburn, Editor Smith, Charles
On motion of Dr.Harper, prop
erly seconded, and followed by
a risins: vote of 14 lor . to nve
against, the committee proceed
ed to' consideration or a new
charter rather , than amending
Moved by. Woodcock, second
ed by Avery, tuat city elections
be held bi-ennially. Carried; .
Moved by Davis, and second
ed, that division of city into 3
wards, as outlined by Attorney
Bryson, be adopted. Carried,
Moved by Robt. Johnson, and
properly seconded, that two
councilmen be elected from each
ward and three from the city. at
large. Carried. .
Moved by Berchtold. that the
City Police Judge be designated
as "Municipal officer." Carried.
... Moved that City Engineer as
sume duties of superintendent of
streets, with provision that city
council furnish ' assistance as
necessary ; that title of official be
City Engineer. J '.'
"r Moved by Russ that City En
gineer be appointed by mavor
and approved by council. Car-1
ried.: '- ' ' ' '- ;r "1
Moved by Miller .that eity at-
torney. be .appointed; " nrayor
and confirmed by coujocil. Car-:
ried; -:- "?T " ?
-Moved by Wootcock.that he
Cbinf Af'PnlfcA Txi'tiLnnAinljMl liw
, Aiovea ny Dmnnvtnat motion.
be amended to .real that - Chief 1
Will I)rawErom Dis
Step in Educational Lines.
A case of more - than-ordinary
interestj' coming f rom -Alsea was
u; before the pistrict Bouhdary
Bparjd at, the court hQUseThurS-,
day. iXHe board, consists ifi Xudge.
E.5 Woodward, Gr. W. Smith, ArJ
thur Hawley.n; and School Supt.
Madt;;' A petition; was presented
by taxpayers from Dis'tncts 20,
41. and ,42 of Alseweebyjcef
taiu .territory was to be .exclu
ed from these districts and out
of this "territory a ; new district
was; to be ; formed and a ; new
schoql house ,to be.; located near
the Alsea , store was to :be built,
consisting - of four rooms i and
graded from 1 to 11. In support
of ithe petition a delegation of 2S ,
prominent citizens' .ajK? jtaxpa
eis were present ana tare rvjb
resenting the remonstrance
'The' petition shows that in the
three districts ; the, total taxable
property 01 ine . remousiraiors is
$180,000 and tliat. of the petiruitionalruberc
tiyps, is 220.000: vthat;41;ta;
payers; favor the- change wita,
only. opposing; tnat in ,lamJ
iiiea 01 j petitioners itnere ar.e 00
cnnaren or ; scnooi age ana in
families of remonstrators 38.
,r Many speeches were made on
both sides of, the "case, by,- the
citizens interested and. the fin
ishing touches were put, on by
G. W. Denman.
The case is of unusual interest
to the people of this . county, as
it is the 'first - effort on the part
of Benton's people to so arrange
schpdisti;ictg that the children
may receive fiill advantage of
the.Yast,sum of money being ex-'
pended along educational lines. 1
mere are many scnooi districts
m Benton county - where the at
tendance is' yery small tnd chil
dren1 of 'all ages, are crowded in-
tb I the' same . classes, n,n,der One
teacher, c. If such districts could
De inrown cogetner in groups 11
would enable 'graded - schools to
be" established with the. same ex
penditure of , money, and ,; would
certainly, makelt nipre interest
mg tor tne pupil as weii as piac
ing them in advanced positions
on entering tne college.
. These, . changed ,, conditipns
have been adopted , in man v of
the eastern states and have'addr
ed very materially to the pro
ficiency of both pupil and teach
er.' When distance has been a
feature a team has been.provid-
ed to take, the children to and
from school and the experience
has proven very satisfactory.'
of Police shall be elected by vot
ers subject to removal by vote
of the council. " : ' :iy:J 7 !
- Moved. by Qsbufn, that matter
of designating method Tpl elect
ing. Chief of Police be tabled un:
til next meeting. -..'Mr-. Oshum's
motion carried. ' - ,
Mpyed ; .that ' maybr H appoint
in embers of" Water ' Comm issron
as terms .of Present officers
by.projiing: Jtafj jnenibers 6f
the Wtef.Ooiuiisslon bearrted
as provided by old .charfe
Amendment Carried. !-'-'' " .
"' MdveTr that ffrst " election be J
UA -it. ifa n 'Liii :'- -1
.Friday Oct: 16:08.
N. Ralph Moore, Secretary.
" ; r ..
Mr: and Mrs. Osburn of Port,
land have been visiting friends
in Corvallis the past few, days.
Mrs. Osburnwas formerly Miss
Libbie Cox, a popular Corvallis
girl. - - . "' y
Defaced Stamps not Mailable.
A new order of. the postoffice
department went into effect re
cently. By its terms defaced
stamps hereafter are worthier.
Should a corner be torn off, no
matter now small, or tne.stamp
i4 mutilated in any, way it can
not longer be used. - All letters
bearihg such stampsswiH' be held
at the postoffice two Tweeks for
recovery, and at' jibe eni' of. that
time, if not claiined, will be sent
to the dead letter office.
..' Another phase of . the order is
also" interestngj. erinisgion is
now given maiviauais 10 period
sn instlent Jor
VWWWtwwg& the Tvery best and the champ:
ot . anonymous . letters, or:. thelWfta Btpno. Q ,
theft or'. ' mutilation : of
mail of anyJiature.
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Consumption UOStS a",
Prof. Irving Fisher,
the 6ml -
nent political economist of -Yale
University, who in one of his
papers before the recent Inter-1
the United States
more than, a
, billion dollars a .year.
ing p exhaustive repoit for the
National Conservation. Compiis
sion, which will contain not only
these figures but similar data on
the economic loss to, the counoryUy where she has' been canvasS
frbm all pther. preventable dis-! ing for the ' magazine known as
eases. ; i ' j'the! "Success." " A visit to the
Prof. Fisher is a member of
the National Conservation Com-
biissioH and for ' many years hasJ110' W be lorgptten.
beea carrying oh studies , along
these lines. The - OQmmsronicohling 9f Queen Victoria among
received letters from physicians
all over the country, urging i,t
t6, considerVtKe bearing bf pub;
11c neann f .online ecpnpmic
efficiency of the nation, inits ef
forts to ascertain the resources
of the country " ' -.
4 A. the Tuberculosis, Congress,
Prof. FisKer declared I that, jl 38,1
000 persons die of consumption
every yearly The cost of medical
attendance and thef. loss" of earn
ings, ."before', death 'J average . at
this is ?addedi; the. money : that
might have been earned. with.
health the total loss in each case
is at 8.)0 r,rHe pointed
put,', also, that the disease usually
attacks young . men and women
just at the time when they are
beginning 'to earn money; and
cuts off their earning power for
about tnree. years "on an average,
before they die
This subject of the economic
value to the country of a general
' - f . r ' 1 ' kt t ' : 1 .
raising 01 , tne average neaitn
came up in the Governors' Con
ference at the White House in
May. Dri George M - Kober, in
his speech Pn the "Conservation
of Life and. Health by, Improved
Water Supply", at . the . Confer
ence,.- presented, figures .which
showed that the decrease in the
vital 'assets' of the coun try
Chrbugh typhoid lever in a singlf
yeaf ia mor-s than $9q?p,Qa,0Q0
Typhoid - is spread, by polluter.
water largely so that the deatl
rate from this disease can be di
rectry" reduced bjr the " purilBca
tioa of city .drifiking waterX Dr
iCoberq,upted statistics to ghcft,
that the increased . value. of ht
water to citv- of Alban v, N Y wh en
ih'e'l-ixPoidever' raei was re,
A need from, 104 1 ri t 00,000 , to 26
vvby. an enicient jfiltration ; plant,
-REPEATS THE EEAT
Smith3on Ties Own
. jReord Saturday.
BREAKS THE COAST RECORD
Clips Two-Fifths ol a Second
t Off? PrTions Becrjl iQis
. First Exhibition Ron Here.
i . i :-. -it i ..-f.i.
Forrest Smithson, Olympic
Saturday-afternoon in an
exhibition rui Conditions were
a ranch. at .Nashville, in Lincoln
J county and in spjendi condition
. fnr . th trin.1 ,THa t.imA urns
caughtby . three', watches and
omnnson aecxares tnat tne trial
was'fast ' and that be thinks the
time was correct.
" This ties ' the world's record
a. v.AAk.A J u..
oiiu menu uijic uuaoi 'icuuiu uy
two-fifths of a' second. It was a
apieuuiu eAuiuiuiou. - - xne greai
nuraier ran witn periect ease
and in . splendid, form. It, was
11 ! m
his first, nnnnnrnnpo tr t.ViA frtnet
' ainAfl hia raiwrn fmm T .rrAim
THe ,crow4 which.
KliH t witr.oU tho
uan ,0 ' Mi;. ;i
time had been " an-
Doctor Margaret Snell.
Last week Doctor Margaret
Snell returned from Lane coun-'1
I rural, homes from suchu person
ge as Miss Snell
is a godsend
. In many a
home ; t is like the unexpected
classes , of Scottish
peasantsVfor, like Queen" Vicioria
-fthe1 angel of love light and
hope in the British Isles Doctor
Shtl "has? wohc the distinction
among women the Couritry over,
as the f': founder " of ".r domestic
sciences, in. the ; colleges; of the
Northwest. ' -;
Np,person has done more tp
inculcate the lessons of house
hold; science, to i emphasize the
valup of jure' air," and , to, tea ti
women nowro Degooa,,inaustri
ous,; economical' and aitractivi
than has Doctor Margaret Snell!
wuo nas oeen retirea irorn in
OAC, at a time when" her pres
ence .would be an ornament td
It is stated on good authority
that promoters of farmers insti
tutes announce from the plat
form that among all the women
tutored by Doctor Margaret Snell
in the twenty years she taughl
in our midst not one has even
marred OAC traditions with
divorce suiC With such a his
tory, it must be very humiliating
to these women, to their moth
ers, to their husbands, to thein
children and friends tp witness!
so. splendid . a woman as . Doctor!
Snell, , rich in knowledge and
mature in the things girls should
know, pushed put upon the world
wniie other colleges continue to
make such 'teachers an ornament
Amounts to $475000 a year, of
ivhich $350,000 may ' be consid -Ted
a real increase to the vital
isseta of the pity. Census Bureau
dgures show that . the . average
in, cities' with; .contain jhated wa
ter supplies was reduced from
60-4- per 100,000. 'to 19.8 by the
suDsutution of pure suppll
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to the institution. All in all
considered, the Gazette is of the
belief that if more of the regents
lived in Corvallis such a specta
cle as we have described, would
be impossible, . v ' . f,.
Mrs. Mary N. Jacobs, of Port
land, is visiting friends in the
city this week. She reports her
family all nicely situated at Port
land, Salem and Los Angeles.
The. present generation, which
includes several charming young
grand-daughters, gives ! promise
of upholding the traditions of
this good ' old Corvallis' family.
To look upon mother Jacobs you
would scarcelv believe: ' her re
sponsible for a' bevy of such
an occasional twinge of. rheum
atics just to. remind her of pass
ing years. , her jrighf, living has
kept her'almpstjas ryoung as
she used to,. be'. '
, College .View Hotel, .between
Depot and College-Elmore Ho
tel, opposite Court House. $1
per day ifo.50, per week; fzU per
month. ' ' ' ; 84.92
Special; Excursion . to
University of Oregon, Eugene,
Or., Oct, 10 Definite , arrange
ments have been made for an
"excursion to Portland on No
vember 21 for the Oregon-OAC
game. Football Manager Ralph
special train . will leave Eugene
at 6:30 a. m., reaching Portland
at, 11:3Q a. m. On the . return
trip the special will . leave Port
land at 7 p. m. .and will, reach
Eugene at 11:30 p. m. Round
trip, tickets will be sold for $3.
It is estimated that between
jb60 and 1500 people will go
from the university and from
Eugene. Nearly all of : the 500
students in college -will be in at
tendance. -.The rooters will
march , to. the game.. in a. body,
headed by; , the university , band
of 40, pieces. A big section in
the grandstand heis been reserved
for the university students, whose
cheering wili be led by Yell
The football men will go down
the day before the ' game and
will be quartered at one of the
THOUSA! Dui LL GO
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