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Official Paper of Benton County.
CORV ALLIS, OR., SEPT. 27, 1905.
MORE FROM INDIA.
Two Hindoos, Direct From Hindoostan,
Among the new Students.
Mr. Pala Singh and Mr. Soban
Iall Ravi are the two new students
just arrived from India to join the
O. A. C. Both' of them are from
Punjah, the land of fine rivers,
north west of India. Mr. Pala
Singh is a Sikh (disciple of Guru
Golind Smgh who is one ot tne ta
mous heroes of India and for the
first time organized the world
known sect of warriors called
Sikhs.) Mr. Pala Singh wears a
turban always, which singles out
the Sikh caste from the rest of Hin
doo castes. He will take up a sepec
ial mining course in the college.
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merce of , Punjab University and
will take up a course in mechanical
engineering. Both these young
men have traveled twenty-four
thousand miles at a great self' sacri
fice of personal convenience. When
asked today what made them travel
so far, Mr. Ravi replied, "the prac
tical education of America and the
unrestrained opportunities to ac
quire technical skill" brought them
to America. Mr. Singh said what
the brilliant accounts . writ
ten by Mr. Sinha to Indian
newspapers, speaking highly
of the Oregon Agricultural college,
the efficiency of the teaching, the
kind and courteous treatment of the
professors and above all, the democ
racy of public life of America where
work was honoured, where even re
spectable students swept the college
campus, helped in the laboratories,
picked apples and chopped wood.
What struck the high caste Hin
doo most, said Mr. Pala Singh was
that even the professors did every
thing themselves, without waiting
These students have come . to
study the self-help and go-ahead
spirit of the Yankees and expect to
go back and teach to their own
people what they have learned.
We hope they will succeed in that
which they want to do. '
Call for Bids.
Notice to manufacturers and dealers In
water works material.
Sealed bids will be received by the
Clerk of the Water Committee of Cor
v tills, Oregon , up to 5 o'cl jck p, m. Tues
day, October lo, i9o5, for furnishing F.
O. B. cars at Corvallis, Oregon, in ac
cordance with the specifications for same
prepared by G. N. Miller, C. E., t ie fol
1 lwing approximate quantities of water
pipe, fire hydrants, gate valves, etc.
59,5oo feet 4-inch water pipe.
, 1 o.ooo feet 6 " "
6oo feet 8 " "
56,8oo feetlo " "
14,800 feet 12 '
' ,40 fire hydrants.
6o 4 inoh gate valves.
12 6 "
II 10 " '
3 12 "
60 gate valve boxes.
28,000 pounds cast iron fittings.
8,500 pounds pig lead.
Each bid must be accompanied by a
certified check payable to the Water
Committee, for the sum of five 5 per
cent of the amount of the bid, which sum
shall be forfeited in case the bidder to
whom the award ia made shall fail to
enter into a contract for furnishing the
material bid upon, All bids must be
made upon the blank forms obtained
from the engineer.
The "Water Committee reserves the
light to reject any or all bids.
By order of the Water Committee Sept
S. h. KLINE,
Clerk of Water Com.
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed bids will be received by the
clerk of the Water Committee, of Cor
vallis, Oregon, up to 5 o'clock p. m.
Tuesday, October iO, i9o5, for the con
struction work of a gravity water system
for the city of Corvallis, Oregon, in ac-
cordance with plans and specifications
for same prepared by G. N. Miller, C. E.
Each bid must be accompanied by a
certified check payable to the Water
Committee for the sum of seven hundred
and fifty dollars, $750.00 which sum
will be forfeited, in case the 1 bidder to
whom the award is made shall fail to
enter into a contract for the construction
work. All bids must be on blank forms
obtained from the engineer.
The Water Committee reserves the
' right to reject any or all bids.
By order of the Water Committee Sept-
emoer 25m, 1905.
S. L. KLINE,
Clerk of the Water Committee.
A good girl for general hou&ewors
Tbreo in family. Mrs. D. P. Quin
HE HAS TROUBLES.
Qf fas own Tne Tireless Officer Bc-
' hind the Delivery Window.
The time has come when a touch
of mercy is due the Corvallis post
master and his assistants. The
business of the office is passing
through a great growth, and with
it there comes a crop of woes and
tribulations. In the past the Times
has pointed out the increased num
ber of mails, the development of
the R. F. D. rouces, the lengthen
ing of office hours, and other in
fluences that have multiplied the
duties and responsibilities, all with
out adequate multiplication of sal
ary or hired help.
Some things, however, that give
all postmasters pain, fcave not been
pointed out. Thei ft Instance,
is the married lady jffi'SMfr.s not
deign to use her nutStspSSj initials.
Instead of signing her isJSSSJL! ; s.
William Wedlock SmrtWfite in
dites it, ' 'Melissa Horticulture
Smith." It sounds, you know,
like she had identity, and might,
if she wanted to, have whiskers.
It is such estimable ladies that do
so much to make the dreams of the
postmaster a cross between a night
mare and a shipwreck. He can
remember the name of William
Wedlock Smith and could easily re
member her name and make a sure
shot of her letters, as Mrs. William
Wedlock Smith; but when she dis
cards the William Wedlock and
substitutes for it, Melissa . Horti
culture, the task of remembering
who she is and in what box her let
ters go is largely increased, The
fact that the persons getting mail
on each of the four R. F, D. routes
and that in all there are 1,200
names of such to remember, includ
ing all the Melissa Horticulture
Smiths, makes it easy to under
stand that the postmaster and his
clerks must each have a memory
as quick as a cat and as strong as a
Especially is this true, since one
sli p of a letter bi ings Melissa Hor
ticulture down upon the official with
a spasm that jars the whiskers of
everything in the postoffice.
Then there is another influence
that is a source of distress. It is
the student. Five hundred of him
and her are newly arrived and each
is the recipient of sundry mail mat
ter. Some take boxes; some ' do
not. Some board at Cauthorn Hall
and get their mail there. Some
board at Alpha Hall, and their
numerous missives from home and
him go with Alpha Hall mail.
Some board with private families
and the mail for them goes into
the boxes of such private families.
About the time some students get
well settled and the postmaster gets
their proper addresses fixed in - his
mind they move and the learning
business in the office has all to be
gone over again. The latter in
fluence is one that makes dreary
days in a postoffice, and one to
which the local office is peculiarly
characteristic because of the . very
large educational institution that it
There is still another distracting
influence. She is the hired girl.
She. is fairly prolific as a mall getter
Her mail usually goes into the box
of the family where she is employ
ed. If she remained always at one
place, it would be smooth sailing.
But she moves, in many instances,
moves more than anybody. Hard
ly has the postmaster firmly fixed
her address in his .mind than she
calls some fatal afternoon and tells
him to put her mail hereafter in
another box, which means more
memory athletics for the tireless
officials that smile so gratiously from
the delivery window.
.Besides tnese tntngs, there are
400 lock boxes in the local office.
An average ot four persons are
served from each, which makes
1,600 names to remember, all in ad
dition to the 1,200 names on the
R. F, D. routes, in addition to the
students, in addition to the hired
girls, and in addition to the Melis
sa Horticulture Smiths. It involves
a mental strenuosity sure to bring
wrinkles, gray hairs or baldness
long before one's time. It could
all be helped so much if everybody
would have the number of their
boxes put in the address on their
mail. The lock box address in the
case of students would make their
etters all easy, and afford cherish
ed relief in that direction. The
R. F. D. number would cut out
1,200 names to be remembered. The
lock box number or the R.' F. D
number would give full play to the
Melissa Horticultures to forget the
entire existence of their husbands
and vet be certain of unerring de
livery of all their mail. If every
body, except subscribers to the
Times would accept the ider, life
with the P. M. would be as a long,
All tre cordially invited to Mrs. J.
Mason's millinery display. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday.
In Railroad Accident -"Peggy" Har
rison, Well Known 0. A. C.
"Peggy" Harrison, one of the
best known students as well as one
of the most popular that ever at
tended O. A. C, was killed in a
railway wreck at Weiser, Idaho,
Saturday. He graduated from col
lege in 1898, and soon after entered
the railway mail service. After
that he married Miss Bessie Bar
ker, formerly a well known Corval
lis girl. The details of the acci
dent are told as follows in Sunday's
John W. Harrison, who resided
with his wife at 550 Fifth street,
was the railway mail clerk who was
killed in the collision seven miles
west of Weiser, Idaho, yesterday
Harrison was born at Amity,
this state, July 20, 1873, and was a
graduate of the Agricultural Col
lege at Corvallis. He had been in
the railway mail service about sev
en years, and was considered one of
the most popular men in the sys
tem. His run extended from Port
lann to Pocatello. Idaho, and re
turn, and it was while coming
home that he lost his life. Three
persons, the mail clerk and the en
gineer and fireman of the passenger
The westbound passenger was
running in two sections. The sec
ond section had orders to pass the
Cannonball Boise-Huntington- ac
commodation train at Eason station.
When the pas?enger train arrived
at Eaton the Cannonball was not
on the siding. Instead of waiting,
the passenger continued on toward
Huntington at a high rate of speed,
running from Eaton station to the
mile post beyond at the rate, of one
Lmile in 42 seconds.
The Cannonball had seen the pas
senger train coming and had stop
ped. Evidently the engineer of the
passenger did not see the Cannon
ball, which was on a curve, until
within ioo feet of it, when he ap
plied the emergency brake, but too
late to check the momentum, and
the train crashed into the Cannon
ball with terrific force, demolishing
both engines and throwing them in
to the ditch, smashing the mail car
into kindling wood and demolish
ing four cars of the Cannonball
scattering their contents for 50 feet
on each side of the track.
The following resolutions were
adopted by the Senior Class of O.
A. C.. Sept. 22, 1905.
Whereas, it has pleased Divine
Providence to remove from our
midst ,,an esteemed classmate,
Louise Gilbert, and
Whereas, the life of our departed
friend was one of helpfulness- and
good cheer, : and
Whereas, in recognition of the
loss sustained by us and that deep
er loss borne by the family of the
the deceased, be it,
Resolved, that the heartfelt sym
pathy of this class be extended to
the parents and other members of
the family, for whom we desire the
comfort of Him, "who doeth all
Resolved that a copy of these res
olutions be given the family, and
also that they be published in the
columns of the local papers.
A. E. Belknap
Committee on Resolutions.
Don't forget the date of the
Of stock and firm implements at
I. H Jackqn'a farm 9 miles west
ofCorvalli8. See posters.
Do you shave yourself? Well
just keep in mind that our Witch
Hazel Extract is a distilled extract
and does not contain one drop of
wood alcohol. Price, bottle, 25.
Graham & Wells.
Is displayed by many a man enduring
pains ol accidental Cuts, Wounds, Bruis
es, Burns, Scalds, Sore feet or stiff joints.
But there's no need for it. .Bucmen's
Arnica Salve will kill the pain and care
the trouble. It's the best Salve on earth
for Piles, too. 25c. at Allen & Wood
We have just received a new lot
of Columbia disc and cylinder rec
ords. Also a lot of the American
Blue records, the best record that
is made. Graham & Wells.
For Sale. '
Wagons, hacks, slows, harrows, and
mowers, driving horses, draft . horses,
buggies and harness: fresh cows. If
you want to buy, come in. lean save
H, M. Stone.
BIDS NOT OPENED.
Gave Time for Steel Pipe Hen to Be
come Bidders Construction Bids
Though Monday evening had
been programmed as the date for
opening bids for material for the
water system, no bids were opened.
There was a meeting of the Water
Board, and half a dozen material
men were present. Half a dozen
sealed bids accompanied by certi
fied checks were in the possession of
tne cnairman, dut. me seai 01 no
bid was broken. Instead, by mu
tual consent of the bidders and the
members of the board, it was de
termined to postpone the formal
opening of proposals two weeks, or
until the 10th of October. After
extended discussion that action was
taken, and a new advertisement
calling for bids will at once appear.
Failure of the steel pipe men to
get in their bids was the occasion
of the postponement. Mr. Jeffreys
representing the steel pipe people
was present and begged for an ex
tension of time. He explained that
details of the material to be used
had been sent to the factories in the
East but figures had not been re
ceived. He assured the board that
he believed his figures would be so
low that' metal pipe could be used
in the distribution system.
There was a general consideration
of the whole question of pipe, bids
and the like, in which the pipe men
participated, and which continued
for more than three hours. Samples
of the pipe on which the bids were
based were conspicuous in the room
The general trend of the discussion
was for such delay as would give
the steel pipe bidders a shew to
get into the fight for the contract,
and to this the wood pipe men
gracefully consented. October 10th
the day after the date for opening
bids for sale of bonds, was fixed as
the day for again opening material
bids, The same date was also set
for opening bids for the construc
tion work. Advertisement for the
latter bids will appear at once.
The construction work will involve
the laying of the pipe line, the lay
ing of the distribution system and
various other features of the work
We have secured the Agen
cy for the Celebrated Browns
ville Clothing for Men. Suits
ready-to-wear and made to
measurement. For farmers,
mechanics and working men
these goods have no superior.
J. M. Nolan & Son.
New Gasoline Wood Saw.
"I am now ready to attend promptly
to all orders. Ind. phone 835.
W. R. Hansell.
Ladies. Your attention lor a mo
ment. We would like to announce
when giving Teas, Parties etc, we
have just received a full line of
crackers and wafers, such as:
Five o'clock teas
Uneeda milk biscuits
Oat meal wafers
Nabiscos in all flavors
Field and Garden
Thatcher & Johnson.
Sale of Water Bonds.
Sealed proposals' will be received bv the clerk
of the Water Committee of tne City of Corvallis.
Benton county, Oregon, until October 9th. 1905,
at six o'clock p. m. ror the purchase ot part of
all of $75,000 bond Issue of said city.
Said bonds are authorized by special lagisla
tive act of 1903, and issued to pay for the con
struction of a gravity water works system, bear
interest at the rate of four per cent per annum,
in denomination of from $100 to fl.oOO payable
semi-annually, and are payable at Corvallis.
Oregon, in U. S. ec Id coin 40 years after date of
issue, at the rate of $2,000 annually after 7 years
with option to pay entire issue at end ot ten
years or any time thereafter.
The assessed valuation of the city of Corval
lis, 1904, was834,850 of which the actual value
is $1,250,000 ; population within corporate limits
2400; no bonded debt, general wairant indebted
ness, $22,000 of which $15,000 is for construction
of sewer system.
Said Water Committee reservesthe light to
reject any and all bids. Each offer must be
accompanied by a certlfyed check for 2 per cent
of amount of bid, to be forfeited if bid is accept
ed and not completed.
September 9, 1905. S, L. KLINE, Clerk. ,
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The variety of choice and the high character of the Clothing
we sell deservedly the most famous ready-for-service clothing
in America intensify the importance of the splendid opportu
nities which the early-season offering presents to you.
CuHSS I S
In fact nothing goes with our coffee but cream, sugar and
P. M. ZIEROLF.
Sole agent for
Chase & Sanhorn Higti Grade
Longs Bicycle Store
Having bought the J. K. Berry bicycle Store
and repair shop, I have added a $1,200
which are now on display. Watch my ad
for further announcements. Don't forget
I have a first class repair shop.
M. M. LONG, Prop.
Oak grub wood. Cheat and vetch hay
for sale, Satisfaction guaranteed
T A Logsdon
Phone 55 Mt View line
At Mr9. J. Mason's Millinery store
Friday and Saturday, Sept 15 and 16.
Pattern hats and bonnets on Sept.
29 and 30. All are cordially invited.
Mrs. J. Mason.
Mordaunt A. Goednough announces
the opening of his studio, at 4th and
Jackson Sts. Sept. 18th. Pupils received
at any time in Piano. Harmony and the
oretical subjects. Send for catalogue.
Ind. phone 476.
go with our
anborn High Grade
All kinds of fresh grass seeds for
sale at Zeirolf's.
To contract from one to three carloads
e tch seed if price is reasonable. .
Telephone 155 Mt. View.
Gasoline Wood Saw.
I have purchased the Boddy gasoline
saw and can execute orders for wood
mptly, Indp. phone 339.
Wanted, to Rent.
A good ranch on shares. Stock pre
ferred. S. A. Hall.
Box 118 - . ' Corvallis.
Ind. phone, P. A. Kline line No s.
I,ots of Fan.
Taking pictures. We have fine cam
Graham & Wells.