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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 18, 1907)
Greatest of all Cash Sales
F. L. MILLER'S
Will begin Wednesday January 2nd 1907.
Offering bargains in every department. And
as is our custom we will make this one of the
" BARGAINS events of the year. Space will
not permit to quote prices on every article in
! the BIG STORE. But will remind you that
it is a genuine sale. And everything goes at re
10c Outing Flannel at 8c
12c do do ' 10c
1 lot colored dress goods ..25
1 lot do do 35
1 lot $1 do 60
54 in navy and green homespun ..45
54 in blue ladies clothe 45
15c silkoleen 10
12c do 09 ,
Extra heavy mixed shirting 20c grades goes
Men and Boys Clothing
$10 mens suits reduced. $ 7 95
$15 do do $12.00
.. $16.50 do do ..:.$13.25
$20.00 do do 16.00
$2.50 boys suits reduced to..:.. .....$ 1.95
$3.00 do $2.25
$3.50 do - , $2.95
$4.50 do $3.45
Youths clothing is included in this sale
20 yards good calico $ 1 :00
Extra on 1 able Linen and Napkins
MEW ADS TODAY.
FOUND A ladies empty purse of
,- kid material was found on
Madison street Saturday morn
' ing and left with the Times.
Owner please call for same.
Complete in all Detsdls Inspection
Business Men Postoffice Statis
r tics and History.
Every body come out to the
M.'W. A. Box Social at the Odd
Fellows Hall on Sat. Evening Jan.
26 07. Given by the M. W. A.
NOTICE. I will pay the highest Mark-
et price in casn for Poultry, hotjs,
eal calves etc. at Bolden's grocery
tore corner Second & Monroe street
opposite Corvallis Hotel. Your cash
ia always ready and a square deal
guaranteed to all. Thou. Boulden.
GIRL WANTED at Cauthorn
tiaii to assist in dining room
and kitchen. Apply at the hall
WANTED. Two more car loads
of vetch seed for Spring delivery.
vetcn nay. v or sale or trade a
6 year old horse, clean clover
seeds, and all kinds of farm seeds.
see samples at Welsher & Gray's
store. L. L. Brooks.
THE GREAT KLAMATH BASIN
Of Southern Oregon and Northern California
Is a country of wonderful resources now being rapid
ly developed by the government's irrigation system and by
The Klamath Reclamation Project, ,
Undertaken by the United States involves the cs
penditure of about Five Million Dollars. It" comprises two
distinct systemf-the Lower Project, now building, of which
Klamath Falls is the distributing point, and
The Upper Klamath Project .
ui wnicn Bonanza is tne metropolis. Tne govern
ment has announced that work on the Upper Proiect will
begin as soon as possible in the Spring of 1907.
This means that
will grow as Klamath Falls has grown; that a million
dollars paid as wages to government laoorers will be spen
in Bonanza; that 65,000 acres tributary to Banonza, will be
- brought under irrigation and farmed in small holdings.
T 1 l 1 . . .
oonanza nas omer important resources vast pine
forests; an empire of dry-farming and grazing lands; great
springs of pure water. , '
is practically Bonanza. The originai townsite consists of
but a few blocks.
The Bonanza Improvement Company
Owns Bowne Addition, much of the original f townsite
and 2500 acres of farming land surrounding the town. To
raise money for important improvements it is offering lots,
for a short time' at "very low prices.
. ; F. H. Thompson, the company's agent will visit Corv
allis in a few days. .4.
Bonanza Improvement Company.
Roy Hamaker. Vice President,
H. L. Holgate, Secretary . ;
' Klamath Falls, Oregon.
lAXJT A cnild's gold seal ring
engraved with the letter I.Finder
please leave at Times office.
We have opened an office over the
First National Bank, where we
are prepared to handle all kinds of City
property for sale also pood farms, stock
ranches, small tracts, near the City. . If
yon can't find what you wont come in
and seems, and talk it over. McHenry
est price, uorvaiiis, Oregon.
FOR SALE a pood flock of sheep, 105
ewes 40 yearlings toe rest are 2 and
v 3 years old price is S5.75 per head. C,
Mmatu. Ind. phone, Alsea, Oregon,
FOB SALE. A windmill, tower and
3500 gallon redwood tank. Inouire
. -T ... ...
at uorvama sawmiu. . .:
FOR SALE mill and timber, sawmill
and 89 acres fine timber for sale. Easy
terms, inquire is. F. Totten. K.
BEST BREAD and pastry can
obtained at Starr s Bakery.
Notice of Eighth Gra&
Notice is hereby given that the eighth
grade examinations, in sd for Benton
county, Oregon, for the year i9o7, will
be field on tne following dates. (1) Jan
uary 24. 25; (2) may IB, 17; (3) Jnne 13
14.' As the law permits only three ex
aminationB to be held m any county
wltfun the state, daring any given year,
the above dates have been decided upon
as rt saited tor onr county. Any teach'
er desiring questions for any of the above
examinations, for pupils who have been
duly cerahed to as having completed all
the work prescribed by the state course
of study, must give the county school
superintendent at least one month e no
tice for the said questions.
Programme of Examinations,
Thursday Arithmetic,, writing, his
tory end civil government.
Friday Grammar, physiology, geog
raphy and spelling.
The work is to begin promptly at 9 o'
oclock A. M. on Thursday, and clot.e 'at
4 o'clock P. M. Friday,
Source of Questions. V
Geography State course of study, the
coarse print in Fry's geography (elemen
tary); map questions in both voarse and
fine print in same book . .
Spelling 80 per cent from miscellane
ous test words in Reed's Word Lessons,
and 2O per cent from manuscripts.
Writing Specimens of penmanship as
indicated in copied matter and manu
scripts. Language-Reed's Graded Lessons in
English, no diagraming.
Civil Government TJnitedStates Con
HistoryList of topics from History
Outline in state course and current events
Dated. this 8th dav of Jannarv, 1907.,
GEO. W. DENMAN.
County School Sup't.
THE NEW POST OFFICE
Yesterday morning at 10 o'clock
the new Corvalhs postoffice was
thrown open by Postmaster John
son for inspection by the public and
Corvallis business men generally
and others took advantage; ot 'the
courtesy extended. ictmaster
ohnson was. present apd . was . in'
dustrious and- painstaking m ex
plaining the uses and advantages of
the np'to-date nxtures installed,
showing- considerable pride in the
new possessions 4ver which he is to
preside, and the visitors seemed to
fully share his interest in wtat is
creditable alike to "the city and
Lobby and Connections.
The dimensions of the room
which the postoffice is installed
a4 by 7 s feet. The front door ad
mits the public to tne loopy, tne
floor of which is of maple. At the
left of the entrance is the postmast
er's private office lully equipped
- - r
for comfort and the dispatcn 01
such business as requires his per
sonal 'attention: Adjoining this
toward the rear is Bn apartment
suitably furnished for the dis
charee of business relating to stamps
money orders and registry. From
this there are two windows opening
upon the lobby. Next to these the
general delivery window, followed
bv a large section of' combination
lock boxes and a section occupied
by drops, for letters, papers and
packages. Extending lurtner on
and , -transverslv are sections ot
combination -and key lock boxes
and lastly a carriers' window and
a door leading to the rear apart
ments. In all there are 472 box
es which may be rented to patrons
of the office. The highest number
on any box is 677, but it should be
explained that numbers ending in
the figures 10 and 9 : are omitted
Otherwise the boxes are numbered
consecutively from top to bottom
It is deemed more convenient for
all numbers, on any given tran
verse row to end with the same
figure and for those on any perpen
dieular row to begin withthesame
figure. This arrangement, ii the
fiaures o and q were used at the
end and beginning of numbers.
would tender the box sections too
high or too low for " convenience in
instances in which boxes of the
present size are used. ; The lobby
screen is of quartar-sawed oak
'j j ;.- Furniture.
ed and dispatched between, the
hours of 1 1:30 a. m. and 1:30 p.
m. Now the first dispatch of mail 1
occurs at 6 a. m. and the last mail '
to arrive is at 9 p. m. Now we
have fortyfive mails a week where
only eighteen were received t-n
years ago. .
Ten years ago two persons could
easily handle the work of the office
and aside from John Lenger, who
was the mail messenger, there were
ho other employes connected with
the mail service of this city. At
that time there were no star routes
and no Rural Delivery routes out
of this office. Today there are
two Star routes, one in operation 1 M. M. Loner
between lorvatlis and rnilomath
and tha other ; between." Corvallis
and Monroe. There are four Ru
ral Delivery routes now in opera
tion, supplying about fifteen hun
dred rural residents.
Smith's residence. This building;
formerly stoid on the site of the
Ray brick, now occupied by Har
lan & Schwingkr. Other post
masters kept the office in a wood
building, afterward burned dowo
at the southeast corner of . Second
& Monroe streets Hanna had the
office in what is now Graham &
Wells store. Woodward kept tbe
office in his drug store then occu
pying the Fisher brick next the
corner. Barber kept it in a wood
building which was displaced by
the Klioe brick, qpw occupied by
John Allen, He later moved to
the Phile building now occupied by-
Mrs. Helm pur
chased the postoffice fixtures now
to be displaced and moved into the
new Fisher brick. Succeeding
postmasters have occupied the same
apartments up to this morning.
Notice to Creditors.
Notiae Is hereby given to all whom It may eon
cern that the undersigned has beau duly ap
pointed executrix of the last will and testament
of John A. Fisher, deeeaeed, by the county court
of Benton county. Oregon. All persons Having
claims against the eetate ot John A. Fisher, de
ceased, are hereby reqaired to preeent the same
with proper vouchers therefor, duly verified as
by law required, within six months from the
date hereof, to the undersigned at her residence
In Corvallis, Oregon, or at the office of MoFad
den & Bry son, attorneys, lu the postoffice build
ing, Corvallis. Oregon.
Dated at CorvuUls, Oregon, Uus 8th day of
- LENA C. BABEB, -Executrix
of the last will and testament of John
A. Fi&her deceased. . - -
. ; ,r "
Notice of Final Settlement.
In tbe County Court of the State of Oregon for
: Benton county. -'
In the Matter ot the Estate 1
Leosa H. MoSulty, deceased.)
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
as executrix of the estate of James C. Taylor,
deceased, has filed the final account of said
James C. Taylor, as executor of the estate of
Leona H. McNulty, deceased, with (he clerk of
the above entitled court and that said court hag
fixed and appointed Saturday, the 9th day of
February, 1907, at the hour of ten o'clock In the
forenoon of said day and the coanty j ndge's of
fice In the coanty court house, la Corvallis, In
said Benton county, Oregon, as the time and
place for hearing objections, if any, to sail ac
count and settlement thereof. All nerson" in
terested and desiring to object to said- nceouut
are notified to appear and file their objections
In writing thereto st said time and place.
Dated this 11th day of Janunry, 1907.
LILLIAN t. TAYLOR,
As executrix of the estate of James C. Taylor,
decessed, executor ot tbe eatate of Leona H.
McNulty, deceased, sy
-Not any of the old office furniture
aha fixtures is to be placed in the
new office. That installed is what
is generally recognized as the most
convenient for a postoffice of this
class and... there appears to be
nothing ' further to be desired
for5 . the . expeditious handling
of ihe mails. There is a long list
of furniture and fixtures much of
which is quarter-sawed oak. There
are numerous desks, tables, stands,
cases, office chaiJs, high revolving
chairs, bulletin boards. A Hall
safe 36.x 58 x 59 inches in size and
weighing 5200 pounds is among
the articles of furniture with which
the office is supplied. This safe
is constructed and adapted especial
ly for postoffice use. Since postr
masters are. not allowed by. the de
partment, except by spfecial per
mission, to place postoffice funds
in banks! it is evident that a strong
safe is a desirable safeguard for the
postmaster. The entire equipment
is provided by A. 7- Johnson, lessor
of the building. . .
1 Recent Growth of Business.
The growth of the business at
the Corvallis postoffice is indicated
by the figures below:
During the year ending Dec. 31,
1896, the postal revenues were,
H397-47- : -
During the year ending Dec. 31,
1 906", the postal revenues were,
T&e'gain irf ; the ten years for
postalvenues was 198 per cent,
v During the year ending Dec. 31,
1 896,-sixtysix letters were received
tor .special delivery," and during the
year ending pec. 31," 1906, 184 let
ters wereteceiyed for," special de
The bOx receipts for 1896 were
$487.50 and for 1906, $806.05: '
During 1896. 3358 money orders
were issued and, during the past
The increase for-the "past three
months compared with p. similiar
period of last year shows a gain of
Personnel of Office Force.
' The personnel of the force em
ployed in and out of the Corvallis
postoffice is as follows:
Postmaster B. W. Johnson.
Asst. Postmaster Lillian H.
General Delivery Clerk Walter
Mailing Clerk James A. Coop
Carrier R. F. D. No. 1 C. W.
Carrier R. F. D. No. 3 O. B.
Carrier R. F. D. No. 4 Ralph
Mail Messenger John Lenger.
Mail Carrier Corvallis-Philomath
Star Route Frank Bullis.
Mail Carrier Corvallis-Monroe
Star Route J. H. Read.
Mail Clerks Portland and Corval
lis Railway P. O D. N. Burwell.
Pierce McCleskey, Lazarus V.
- The history of the Corvallis post-
office tuns back to the year i8so,
when "it cost ten cents to send a
fetter back to Missouri" as a pion
eer stated trie case yesterday morn
ing. Avery was the name of the
first postoffice established here,
and J. C. Avery was the first post
master. That was in January,
1850. In September of the same
year, the name of the postoffice
was changed ;"to Marysville, and
Alfred' Rinehart became postmaster.
At the time it was changed to Cor
vallis in 1854, J. C. Avery was
postmaster. Below is given a list
of all postmaster who have served
here and the date of appointment:
J. C. Avery, Jan. 8. 1850.
Alfred Rinehart, Sept. 9, 1850
J. C. Avery, Mar. 14,1851.
Wayman St. Clair, Nov. 5. 1851.
Geo. H. Murch, Jan. 7. 1853.
J, C. Avery, June 7, 1853.
J. C Avery, Feb. 18, 1854.
Wm. Wilson, Aug. 16, 1854.
James H. Slater, June 28, 1855.
George E. Cole, Nov. 28, 1857.
Matthew H. Bell, Oct. 4. 1858.
Luther Doolittle, Dec. 13, 1861.
Elias Kingsley, June 13, 1861.
Geo. Mercer, Nov. n, 1861.
John W. Souther, June 10, 1862.
W. A. K.Mellen, Jan. 4, 186s,
Robert M.TThompson. Oct. 1865.
Wallace Baldwin, July, 6, 1868
George Mercer, Mar. 20, 1871.
Joseph A. Hanna, June 4, 1862.
Elias Woodward, May 7, 1875.
Newton R. Barber, May 25, 1876
Frank A. Helm. Jan. 30, 1888.
Chas. E. Moore, Feb. 8, 1892. .
Robert Johnson, Aug. 11, 1894.
Burtis W. Johnson, Jan. 10, 1898
For advertisements in this column the rate
of 15 cents per line will be charged.
Miss Juanta Rosendo f holds
a legislature clerkship under A. J:
Misses: Eda and Sarah Jacobs
and Miss Carrie Danneman return,
ed from Salem Wednesday evening-
Rev. Gibbs, pastor of the
E. church South, will preach next
Sunday on the following subjects;
11 a. m. "The Christian Soldier"
7:30 p. m. "Overcomers and
The OAC girls play their
hardest basket ball game
of the season Friday evening. It
will be with the Chemawa girls.
The latter was the only team that
defeated the OAC girls last year.
John Withycombe, reading
clerk of the house, arrived Wed
nesday night from Salem to remains
until Monday morning, pending
the legislative adjournment. In
the race for the position Mr. Withy
combe holds, he received 48 votes
G. O, Holman, 8, and a third can
didate, 2. .
To3 lowest temperature in tbe
recent cold snap, according to the
college weather bureau, was on the
15th, when the thermometer regis
tered seven above. This is tbe low
est temperature registered at the
college since Frbruary rst, 1899,
whea; the ther-nometer fell to two
degree? above zero.
PROMISED BETTER LIGHTS.:
17 per cent. The" . figures are as
follows; - ;
' Quarter ending Dsc. 31, 1905,
$2383.42. ' v ,.
Quarter. ending Dec. 31, 1906,
Ten years ago o.ily three mails
were received and dispatched daily
an i the office was not open on Sun
day, no mails being received or
dispatched on that day, and ten
years ago the mails were all receiv
Some Former P. 0. Locations.
The first postoffice in what is
now Corvallis, was kept in a log
house on the present site of Mrs.
Martha Avery's home near Mary's
rivar bridge, J. C. Avery as stated.
being the postmaster, When Al
fred Rinehart took charge he mov
ed the office to a hotel which stood
on the present site of the Franklin
foundry. Upon Mr. Averv's re
appointment" it was moved across
the street westward where Mr. Av
ery had in the meantime erected a
sawed lumber store, and Judge
Holgate, then a young man became
In those early days, there was a
struggle for supremacy between
parties interested in what is now
the upper part of Corvallis and
those wishing to boom the lower
part, and the location of the post
office was regarded as important
matter, even as it is up to the pres
ent time. Wayman St. Clair, who
was interested in the lower end,
was appointed at the close of Av
ery's second term, and Jthe office
was conducted in Messrs. Sc. Clair
& Hartless store, which was located
near the present ferry landing. The
office was keptthere,a little more
than .two years, when .the upper
enders succeeded in taking it back
to the Avery store. In late years
the office has oscillated between
points in the four blocks recognized
as the business center. Mr. South
er kept the office in what is' now
a part of the Occidental hotel. R.
M. Thompson had it in the build
ing now located back of J. K.
When Franchise was Granted Talk
About a Municipal Light PlanL.
When the 30 years' franchise was
given the Willamette Valley Com
nanv. the superintendent of the
corporation definitely stated to
meoubers of the council and the
council committee . that the 25.
candle power street lights, ass
soon as the corporation assumedi.
control would be equal to 50 candle
power lights. In fact, a very sim
ilar statement to that was made or
the floor of the council the nigh?:,
the long franchise was granted.
All the members of the city coun
cil had a well defined idea, which
was given them by Manager Welch
and his agents, - that the light serv
ice in Corvallis was to be mccb
better than under the Porter re
gime. Nobody hinted or suggested
that the lights would be of the
character that they are now. Had
there been such suggestion or sur
mise, the council would hardly have
grinted a franchise. Tbe council
was not justified in granting so long
a franchise, hnt it i to he said in
justificajion of that body that 'fair
and glitterine promises of better
lights had much to do with leading
ujvuiuwia 1 -i iw v. las- ginvv. m t
take that has been made. '
There has been comment pro and3
con, on the resolution with reier
ence to an issue of bonds and the
city ownership and control o a.
light plant. The resolution was-'
introduced by Councilman Iivine
and the only one against it was
Prof. Holmes. There is talk to
the effect that in some houses the
lights are better than in others, bet
as to this the Times is unable . to
A fact that the Times can. vouch
for however, is that it was the
oouncil by grant of the long fran
chise that brought the light mon
opoly into this town, and it is tbe
council that the people must look
to for deliverance from the present
inferior light service.
Mr. J. Mod Foo, an experienced com
ponnder of Chinese medicines, successor
to the late Hong Wo Tone, of Albany,
Oregon, is now prepared to furnish Chi
nese medicine to all. The nndereigned
recommends . him and guarantees satis
faction. Call or write him at No. 117 West Sec
ond Street, Albany, Oregon.