Corvallis Times, BY B. F. IRVINE. Official Paper of Benton County, OORVAIXIS, OEEGON jriT 18, 1908. AS TO PLANS AND TAXPA YERS. It is to the interest of heavy tax payers to encourage in every way . the improvement of public roads under the dollar-per-dollar plan. If half the expense is borne by vol unteer labor,' the cost of roadbuild ing to the county will be but half what it would be underany other plan. The psople are almost if not entire ly unanimous in a demand for per- v manent betterment of the roads, and every dollar of such improve- ALL HAVE TO Mail Carriers Must Deliver Mail in . Boxes Along the Route. The mail carrier on star routes now is a traveling postoffice. He must deliver mail in boxes, or hang it in satchels, on cranes or posts es tablished by residents along the route. The government has issued strict rules on the subject. Every star route contract let in Oregon, taking effect this month, comes un der the regulation. The depart ment rules on the subject, are as follows: "Any person living on or near the route and not within the corporate limits of any town or within 80 rods of any postoffice, who desires his mail deposited at a given point on the line of the route by the carrier may provide and erect a suitable box or crane on the road side, located in such a manner as to be reached as conveniently as carrier without the vehicle or horse, and such person shall me ment as is to be made that does not come from volunteer sources must practicable by the be raised by taxation. In cases of dismounting trom taxation it is the bigtaxpayers who the postmaster at the post are hardest hit, and the latter, as a Ooe to which his mail is addressed means of self protection can best fwhich shall be one of the two post ti-oir nwn i-ntPTPt Wlptidinfr offices on the route on either side every encouragement to any plan that, induces volunteer assistance. And the smaller taxpayers are equally interested. It is often easier for them to take their own teams and do a week's work on the roads than it is to raise $25 or $50 in cash to pay road taxes. The conclusion follows, that every tax payer can serve himself in a finan cial way, and promote the common of and next to the box or crane a request in writing for the deliv ery of his mail to the carrier for deposit at the designated point, at the risk of the addressee. The small bag or satchel above describ ed, as well as the box or crane, must be provided by the person for whose use it is intendsd without expense to the department It shall be the duty of the post- toaster at every such postomce, upon a written order from -any per- evn 1 J TTin rr rtn nr tipar tl rrilltf. trfc welfare in a public way, by lending deliver tQ the mail carrier for that every possible encouragement to route any mail matter placing in the plan now presented. A final consideration of import ance is, that the more improve ments that are made under the vol unteer plan, the less there will be to make on a plan of pure taxa tion. I he more roads that are built co-operatively, the less there -will be to build from county funds straight. With tunity for much yet to be accomplished this season, are not these suggestions not well worth more than passing attention from taxpayers, bigr and little? Do the respective satchels, where such are used, the mail for the persons to whom . such satchels belong with instructions as to the proper mail box or crane at which said mail matter shall be deposited; but registered mail shall not be so de livered unless expressly requested by the addressee in his written or der. No mail matter so delivered to the carrier shall be carried past probable oppor- another postoffice on the route be- road betterment fore being deposited into a mail box or hung on a crane or post. The carrier on the route will be required to receive from any post master on the route any mail mat ter or private mail satchel that may WITH A COW we want good roads? De we want our land values to increase? Do we want to take our products to market in the winter time when prices are best? Do we lives to be easier and happier? our IN HAMAR LAKE That is Where the Trout Were Placed A Great Landslide Formed it. be entrusted to him outside the usual mail bag, and shall carry such mail matter or private mail satchel to and deposit it into the proper mail box or hansr it on the want our proper mail crane on the line of the homes route for this purpose: such service by the carrier to be without charge to the addressees. The mail carriers must be of good character and of sufficient intelli gence to properly handle and de posit the mail along the route. The department does not pre design 01 box 1 i- T . 1i: Au-t- .i,.t.,, seriue any particular A.U. IClUllg auuui iu,uuu ua.uj 1 , - , j r . i . . 1 1 1 3 t1 I J1 3ctllUCL l(J UC U3CU 1UI UU3 atlV trout Having uccu piaccu icicuuj or satchel to be used ice, but tne person providing enner should see that it is of such char acter as to afford ample protection to his mail. If there is a lock at tached, a key is not to be held by the carrier, as he is expect ed to deposit the mail .without the necessity of ' unlocking the box. The box or crane should be so lo cated on the roadside that the car rier can deposit tne man witnout leaving his vehicle or horse, and yet not where it will obstruct the public travel. The carrier is not required to collect mail from the boxes, but of the lake being fed by the waters 1 UUJ" ? .""6 of Rock Creek, it is the I,ittle Ya- 3U VL TiT t, T I .r j 1.1 law provides that every carrier of ine suae xnai iormcu uic mite - ., , . - .. . . , , -c tQQ . the mail shall receive any mail mat uuiuicu lu. rcuiuai v, iuo, uliu- , -, , . r in a Lincoln county lake, the Times describe it as the lake on the Wallis Nash farm.- Charles Hamar of Nashville, corrects the statement. He writes the Times as follows: "I see there is quite a mistake going the rounds of the county pa pers of both Benton and Lincoln, concerning the lake ' where the' 10,000 baby trout were recently turned loose. . The lake happens to be on my farm instead of Mr Nash's. Mr Nash's farm on Rock Creek, being anyway a mile beyond the lake, and quite a mountain between. Instead burying the house till only a portion was ever taken out. The lake covers the part where my garden was located. There was no one on the place when the slide oc curred. There was somethiug near a hundred acres m the slide. It is now covered with a dense growth of young alder trees so it would be hard to realize that such a con vulsion of nature had ever occurred." office at which he arrives, but no fees shall be allowed him therefor." They Experimented What They De termined Bulletins Issued From . Station. .! Three bulletins have justj been issued by the experiment staff. One tells of an experiment with a cow to determine whether dangerous germs drcnk in water from stag nant pools could be transmitted t to human being through the medium of milk. Among -others, typhoid fever germs were given in large quantities to the cow, and the milk was diligently watched. The. re sults showed that the milk escaped contamination, and that during the 10 days the germs were given the cow, the milk product was . pure and wholesome. Another experiment with the same cow was to determine wheth er typhoid germs could be impart ed to the milk inside the udder by applying them on the outside and on the teats. The germs were then cultivated, and then put in water, and the water applied to udder and teats. After so remaining for some time, the outside of the udder and teats was thoroughly cleansed, The milk, as in the other experi ments, escaped pollution. The ex periment was conducted and the bulletin issued by Professor Pernot. During the various processes, none of the thousands of germs given the cow were found in the excreta, urine or milk showing that the di gestive process of the animal des troyed them. In case of an un healthy cow, whose digestive ap paratus might not be perfect, the experimenter concludes that the effects might be different. Another of the bulletins is by Dr Withycombe and Professor Knisely and explains the experi ments with steanvensilage, accounts of which have hitherto appeared in the Times. Stress is laid on the excellent character of the silage by steaming process, but the results achieved are declared to be not yet decisive, owing to the fact that only small silos and a single kind of en silage were used in the trials last vear. This year larger silos and corn, vetch, and clover, cut and un cut are used. Of particular inter est is the bulletins are pictures and explanations of the silos used the steaming experiment. A third bulletin is by Prof Kent and the subject is, "Testing Milk and Cream." It contains much interesting matter. All the bulle tins are well worth reading, not onlv by farmers, but all others They can be had free, on applica tion at the station. WON LAND CONTESTS HAS BEEN INSPECTED Nolan & Callahan's great mid-sum mer sale begins Saturday, July 12. Blue Print Maps. Blue print maps of any townsmp in Roseburg Oregon and District, showiDg all vacant lands for 50 cents each. If vou want anv information from the U S Xand Office address ' . " Titi,e Guarantee & Loan Co Boseburg, Ore. For Sale ; ' - . Thirty three head of Angora goats. Also a span of mules. Address "B" Corvallis. . . TL. f:.4 U.. ll.unt.r Dnunfi1 Rara tlia St 1118 W11J ,uu naB w""'"' DUUS11 Signatura ef WAS KNOWN HERE t- . Practiced in Our Courts Committed Suicide Tohn J. Daly. The news is that J. J. Daly, whilom politician and lawyer of Polk county is dead. A dispatch relates that he committed suicide at Pueblo, Colorado, last Monday night, by the use of morphine. A note left behind requested the news of his death to be sent to his son Floyd Daly at Dallas, or to the grand master workman of the A O U W of Oregon. Mr Daly disappeared from Dallas several months ago under unfor tunate circumstances, and until his death, his whereabouts was un known to the general public. As a lawyer, he frequently conducted, cases in the courts at Corvallis, and was very well known in this local ity. - - At one time he stood high in the state, having occupied the position of grand master workman of the AOU W order.' ; Notable "Man in Corvallis Corvallis Men Coming From Washington. In land contests filed against the timber claims of John Hyde, Spen cer and others who recently proved up, a decision has bnen rendered in favor of the timber claimants. Prof W A Henry director of the Wisconsin Experiment station and dean of .the university, spent a few hours m Corvallis Thursday, visiting the college; He was sur prised at the extent and character of the plant and buildings, and was warm in his praise of the work. He was accompanied from Portland by Dr Withycombe and Benton Killin. He went over to Albany late in the afternoon on his way to Berkeley, where he is to deliver a course of lectures in the summer school at the university. Mr Harry B Cusick and Miss Nina Cline prominent young peo ple, of Albany were married Wed nesdav and left for a two weeks stay at Seaside. Brady Burnett and Harry Hoi gate are to leave Washington on the 19th inst for a visit of a month with Corvallis relatives. It is not expected that Henry Allen will come. Mrs Allen may join him in Washington after the hot sea son. . M E Church South-; Preaching at nam and 8pm Sunday School at 10 am. Epworth league 7.30 p m. Prayer meeting Thursday 8 p m. All are cordially invited to come. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powdei Awarded uold Medal Midwinter Fair. San Francisco, j : : : . . ;. . Music Lessons Mordaunt Goodnough will teach piano organ and harmony in Corvallis this summer, Terms One hour lesson, 65 cents ' One 45 minute lesson, 50 cents , One 30 minute lesson ,35 cents Trunks Delivered 15 cents limits. Trunk Anywhere -within city and grip 25 cents. John Lenger CASTOR I A Tor Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bcughl Sears the Signature of And Recommended Free Rural De livery Route out of Corvallis Carriers Examined. The expectation is that the first free rural delivery out of Corvallis will be put in operation in the ter ritory north of town the latter part of next month. Special Inspector Clement, accompanied by Postmast er Johnson went over the territory Wednesday, and as a result of the trip, the establishment of the route has been recommended. The route goes north on the Wells and Sulphur Springs road as far as Blakes, thence back and across to O Martin's, thence over to the Independence road and up the Albany road to Corvallis. The distance is 24 miles, and the numb er of patrons served; nearly 100. It is regarded as fairly certain that the department will accept the in spector's recommendation, and ord er the route in operation. During the visit of Inspector Clement in Corvallis, several per sons applied for the position of car ner. and took the required exam ination. The names of the applic ants were not learned. The carrier is paid a salary of $600 per vear. furnishing his own conveyance. The carrier on a rural -delivery is a traveling postoffice. - He de livers and receives registered letters and packages. He attends to money orders, and is, in fact, the com plete embodiment of all that is han!y in the way of mail in the rural districts. He is among other things allowed to deliver small packages of merchandise, for which he has authority from the depart ment to collect a small fee for his own benefit from the parties served. There are 72,000 or 73,000 post offices in the United States. It is expected that the free rural deliv ery may ultimately eliminate near ly half of them. The tendency is to turn the mail business to the iarger offices and abolish the small- ones. The new Corvallis route, if established will eliminate Grang er. . It is the fourth class offices that bother the government, and that cost money. Ultimately, it is expected that abolition of the fourth class offices and the saving thus effect ed will almost pay for the cost of free rural deliveries. What elimination of fourth class offices won't save, increased letter business is expected to. They say that within a few weeks after a ru ral delivery is established, the in creased use of mails for letters and papers by patrons is noticed. The facility makes the increase. Day by day the letter list grows and the use of stamps increases, until the business is doubled, trebled, quad rupled. TRACY AND THE JOHNSONS Panic Among the Latter-Injury at Football Cost Eugene Man His Leg. George O Goodall, the popular U of O student, who was taken to the train in a stretcher from Eu gene several months ago to a Port land hospital to be operated on tor injury to his knee sustained nearly a year ago wnen playing iooioaii with the U of O team, has lost his leg, the operation being performed last Saturday. They say Tracy has designs bri people named Johnson. Up m Washington it was lyewis jonnson that he forced to haul him about the country, and on Madison Island it was at John Johnsons house thathe spent the day, carrying off the hired man and the white boat wnen ne left. It was Kent . Johnson that he made go to Tacoma and buy him a - . ft A I.J gun, under tnreat 01 Killing ine lat ter' s family. In Corvailis, the John sons are in a state of panic. Bob ohrison is planning a trip to the mountains, Burt Johnson has sent his wife away preparatory to flight at a moment's notice, and Prof Charles Johnson keeps his person cleared for action and handy to a cyclone cellar. There are Others Eugene Guard: A married lady who resides in the eastern part 01 the city, for a . few days past has been busy engaged in pamtg her house while her husband was seat ed in the shade and moved the lad der for her occasionally. Colbert & Gregory Manfy. Co. . Sash, doors, foldings, furniture and eneral f Dished lumber. ' . South Main St. Corvallis Ore. Sewing Machines Repaired P.v Cair Austin, the White sewing machine agent, by notifying Stewart & Sox, Abany, Urtgcn. uargts mati-ii b e atd -wcik gv.itttta, , S. L. Kline Agent for Osborne binders and hay rakes. Full line of groceries iriignest" price paid for wool . For Sale Three good rm covra see ' A F Hershner Reduction $ale Until Jgnqiisf 1st 111 Hi . in EVERY ARTICLE IN OUR STORE SOLD AT A DIS COUNT DURING JULY.... ill ill Iff ill iU ill Iff ill w ilk Iff ill Shirt waists, Summer dress goods Crash and Duck Skirts will be offered at Cost Domestic and staple goods at big discount. Lot of Misses Shoes sizes 12 to 3 at One Half Price III III ;;; iff in i ill mid$unimer Sale! Our Mid-Summer reduction sale -will begin Saturday July 12th. Order of Sale All Summer goods at cost. Liberal reductions on all other lines except Douglas and Walkover shoes, Monarch white shirts, Bull breeches and Overalls. All goods sold at reduced prices for cash only.. Big bargains in mens, boys and youths summer suits, "f Our new fall stock will airive early. "We must make room for it. THE OIILY 01 MADE .Weir Stone Fruit Jar. THAT THAT THAT will not crack when hot fruit A is put in. 4 m 4 4 can be sealed or un-sealed by a child. never breaks when being se aled or un-sealed. THAT excludes the light as well as the air. 1 THAT enables the user to know if contents are keeping by a simple test.. . ; 3 SIZES 3 Pints, Quarts, Half Gallon 4 6& at Bodes'-' -0 rocery ..Job-.-.Printileg:viiieatIy,'dooe at Corvallis Times Office.'