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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1909)
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Special Sale on All Trimmed Hats
ALL PRICES REDUCED
Large assortment to choose from. Make
your selection early
Benton County Lumber Co
Manufacturers of all kinds of
Fir Lumber, IVlooSdinos, Cedar Posts,
Sawed and Split. Gedar Shakes
Doors, Windows, Lime, Btqk . dement,
Occidental Lumber Co.
' Successors to ' -v '
Corvallis Lumber Co.
We are here to supply your needs in the Lumber line. Please
call on J. B IRVING, for information and prices. And take
notice that if we have not ,got exactly what you want we will
get it for you. . ' .
G. 0. BA.SSETT, Local Mgr.
WHO On sim
Paints and Varnishes are the Best. Sold by
GENERAL REPAIR SHOP
. Prompt attention given to repairing all kinds of gasoline en
gines, autos, bicycles. Plows and axes sharpened.
Saws filed. All work guaranteed satisfactory and done
on short notice. Give us a call, v We can please you.
Located back of Beal Bros-' blacksmith shop on Second
street. Phone No. 3145 Ind. ..
.Tiss Best Paint , ' '.
, ' ' 'There' is no" better paint made for appearance' and''
'durability than ' ' '' v- t . -
Apm&Qtialsay PaSnz '.,. . .'f.' -'' '-
s- 'Specially prepared for exterior and. interior use..'- '"
: "FLOOR VARNISH THAT WEARS"
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t . WALL PAPER AND PAINT STORE
Second Street, Near Palace Theater '; ., "
A DOUBLE COMBINATION
TREASURE BOX. t
By ELBERT T. BENTLEY.
Copyright, 1909.' by American Press Asso
"There's a letter for you In the bos.
Billy," said the farmer. "Somepln im
portant, I reckon." i '
Billy Andrews, a young farm hand.
threw down a pitchfork with which
he had been tossing hay on to a wag
on, went to a rural delivery box. on
the road, and took out a letter. The
printing referred to was the firm name
and address of Cleaver, Cuttle &
Crane, ' attorneys at law. . The letter
stated that William Henderson, Billy's
uncle, had died and before'" his death
had executed an Instrument giving Ills
nephew, who had been named for him,
a farm worth $10,000. The deed was
deposited in a safety deposit compa
ny's vault in the city., The ky to the
box was -at the attorneys' office,, and
Billy could have it by calling for it the
next day at 3 p. m. '
Obtaining leave to go to the city at
the appointed time, Billy put on his
store, suit, took a train and in an hour
was in the office of Cleaver, Cuttle &
Crane. Mr. Crane received him and
read him the document by which the
farm was conveyed. : -It was a very
singular paper. The box at the de
posit company was one; usually rented
to business partners. It had a double
combination lock, one-half of the com
bination being known to one partner"
and the other half to the other, so
that it could only . be opened when
both were present. Mr. Henderson had
given $10,000 in bonds to another per
son, and, for the sake of economy, so
said the instrument, had deposited the
deed and the bonds together intone of
these double combination boxes. " It
was specified that either party should
go at the other's call to assist in open
ing the box. Mr. Crane had notified
the, other party to be at the deposit
company's vaults at 4 o'clock that day..
This economical - arrangement was
certainly very well devised, though
Mr. Henderson had not been a money
saver, and it seemed singular that he
should so suddenly have shown such a
disposition. Mr. Crane sent1 a clerk
with Billy to the vaults, and the young
farmer was shown into a parlor and
asked to wait a few -minutes. ' He
spent them wondering what the "other
fellow" looked like if he were a farm
er or a city chap. While he was con
jecturing the door opened and the cus
todian ushered in as pretty a country
girl of eighteen or thereabouts as Billy
haa ever seen. She was tucy Miller,
the owner of the bonds. ' "
I will -"take you two" said the Cus
todian, "to your box and show you the
process of opening it.!' , v , 1
Opening several doors composed of
steel jDars ' and several -nlore of solid
metalv . he . took them ' into a place
where boxes were ranged In profusion.
Turning a key in the lock of their box,
the custodian opened a small, thick
door and exposed a knob. .He gave
Billy a series of numbers and showed
him how to turn the knob. Then he
supplied Miss Miller with similar in
formation. The joint owners of the
box were occupied casting sly glances
at each other, and it required several
lessons to enable them to get at their
respective treasures. When the box
was finally opened each took a look at
the contents. They expressed them
selves satisfied, exchanged addresses
and departed. -
In a couple of days Eucy Miller re
ceived a note from Billy saying the
whole matter had been such a surprise
to him that he had not even thought
to notice the location of his farm.
Would she mind meeting him again at
an appointed time? Of Course she con
sentedshe was obliged- to consent
and four days, after the first opening
there was a second one. ".Then Lucy.
wrote that some one had asked her if
her bonds were "registered" or "cou
pon," and she didn't know. She would
like him to help her unlock the box.r
During the second week of the joint
ownership the box was opened four
times. On the fourth Billy told the
custodian that he needn't trouble him
self to come-with them J to the box
since they now understood the opening
process perfectly. The custodian smiled
and reminded Billy that he had cer
tain unlocking to do himself.' When
they left the office Billy looked wist
fully at a leather covered sofa inthe
parlor, wishing he and Eucy could sit
there awhile together, but the deposit
company was a place of business and
nothing else. However, when Lucy
wished to cut her coupons Billy was
permitted to go into a little 4 by 6
compartment with her while she did
Billy wished, to take possession of
his farm,' but had no money for live
stock or farming implements. This
suggested Lucy's bonds. He couldn't
steal them if he wanted to, which he
didn't, for both Lucy and the custo
dian were present' when they were
open to him. Besides, what would he
do on the farm alone? He wouldn't
think of running iti without woman's
help, v .... . i . .
One day Billy got a note from the
manager of the deposit company that
the partnership box: had been rented
for only, three months and the term
was about to expire. Billy and Lucy
could not have it for another term
'for the reason that their visits to their
box were so frequent that it took up
too much. of the custodian's time.
On receipt of this letter-Billy went
to the address Lucy Miller had given
him, and' before he left her they were
married and went to live on Billy's
farm. ; . , .
L"What a slick feller ole Bill Hender
son was!" said .a neighbor. , "How he
did play It on them two chicks he
wanted to bring together!" ;''' , ;
The event o, the season. This line of Shirt Waists
includes the very latest styles, the most season
able materials and the lowest prices. The ladies
can find here a selection suited to every taste.
Qome while this special sale lasts and secure the
LATEST COLLEGE CUTS
When you buy your clothes .here you have the sat
isfaction of knowing that you are correctly dressed
ivul that you have saved money on your outfit.
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