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Corvaijjs, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday, JTbruaky 21, 1905.
DOING MS UTMOST.
Postmaster Johnson, of This City
is -Hopeful of Having Many
When the "old cat died? at
Be il fountain last Wednesday
night many people experienc ed
a feeling of desolation, to put it
strongly, for they felt that, hence
forth they would be compelled
to secure their mail by whatever
means they could. From present
judications, things are . not so
bad as they might be.
B. W. Johnson, our postmaster,
is ever alive to the needs of the
people and is quick to grasp hold
of any' proposition whereby
patrons of the postal department
are to be accommodated. Immedi
ately on receiving information
that the postoffice at Bellfountain
was to be discontinued he formu
lated a plan which bids fair to
give better service to the people
of the section of country above
referred to than anything they
have yet enjoyed . :'-
During January Mr. Johnson
began a ' correspondence with
Postal Department at Washing
ton, D. C," relative" to his plan,
which he has submitted to the
authorities. Mch correspon
dence ensued. Mr. ohnson en
countered a ruling of the depart
ment to tne ettect tnat belore a
route can be established, or even
: investigated, there must , be pre
sented a petition signed by the
heads of at least 100 families re
siding along the proposed route.
There are not 100 families and,
furthermore, a petition would be
slow. Six or eight months would
be consumed before action could
be had on a petition, and then
only an investigation or inspec
tion be ordered. Our postmaster
is ''strenuous'! and wanted action
at once, so he enlisted the aid of
Senator Fulton. In one of his
letters to the authorities at Wash
ington, Mr. Johnson says: ;
"tty tne establisnment 01 a
- rural route from Coryallis . to
Bruce; thence west, two and a
half miles; thence back to Cor
vallis bv the way ot : lnavale, a
distance ot 27 or 28 miles, there
can be effected a saving to the
department, as it will save the
cost ot maintenance or . totar
Route service between Corvallis
Continuing the matter, Mr,
one morning .when the thi vm-nii
eter was 26 below zero, but it was
too much for the Webfooters, as
Mrs. Robinson returned with her
face and one foot frozen. -
Mr. and Mrs. Robinson will
start for California in about a
week and expect to reach Corval
lis about the first of April.
The following was written by
Mr. Robinson from Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, for publication in the GA
ZETTE, " ' " ' . ' -
Thinking that a few items from
a"strange source, might be accept
able to the readers of your paper,
I will just offer a few notes from
this part of the universe. I sup
pose the weather in Oregon is
somewhat milder than in this
state. Oregomans would proba
bly think that a temperature of
from 10 above zero to 26 below
was unnecessarily cool, yet that
has been the prevailing fashion
here in Iowa, Illinois and Wis
consin. The people here just ac
cept the conditions as inevitable.
A good many it is true, soar away,
at least in their minds, to where
conditions are more favorable and
SENATOR AVERY EXPLAINS.
The; Jayne Bill Discussed by Our
Senator Plainly Stated, as i
You Will Ses.
Editor Gazette;- .
The Jayne Bill has attracted so
much attention here lately- the
contents of whirih are so little
known I will refer to one or two
provisions in this bill, also to
Section 3 of the present local
option law, in order that your
readers may see how the law ap
plies to Corvallis and what effect
the Jayne. Bill would have on
Corvallis, provided it became the
. Section 3 of the present local
option law reads as follows:
"If under the provisions of
this act, an election shall bs : de
manded wholly, or in part in any
corporatM city or town, - or j in
any ward or precinct there n, to
be held at the time of : a city or
town election, occurrimg m : a
year in which there is no general
election, then the county clerk
shall notify, the proper authority
of such city or town that such
a vote taken, the question would
be settled for a tew years at
least, we hoped to eliminate what
we considered the most objection
able and dangerous . feature of
the present law,, allowing only
ten per cent of the voters on either
side to force an election upon the
people : every year on this ques
tion. P. Avery,
imaginehow nice it would be to order such city or town-au-
Johnson further says:
reason for asking: that this matter
be hurried up is that service may
be established at - the earliest
possible date, and thus avoid in
convenience to . the patrons . who
will be without service after the
, discontinuance of the ; Bellfoun
tain postoffice." v
- To off-set the matter of short
age of families along ' the pro-'
posed route, Mr. ' Johnson has
drawn the attention of the authori
ties to the fact that this is one of
the finest and wealthiest sections
of the Willamette " Valley, that
" the farms are all of unusual size,
but that their possessors have al
ready become used to a daily
mail service and, in consequence,
are subscribing for aJarge
quantity of maill ,
Through the .. assistance of!
Senator Fulton and : the persist
ency of his own effortsMr. John-
son now has official assurance of
an investigation of - this route at
an early date. All this despite
the fact that cre are not he
regulation 100 families along the
proposed route, nor. has anv
petition been presented . - ' We
will await developments and
' - hope for the best.v If this route
is established residents between
; Bellfountain and lnavale will
again enjoy a daily service. '
eet away from cold and. ice. .'- A
great many tell me, "Oh, yes,
we are coming put "next, sum
mer." One man who is superin
tendent of the street car company
has already given 'notice ,that he
will resign his olace rather than
miss going to Portland, -: ' . ;:
Times are good; everybody
seems to be prosperous, l nis is
a corn country. Corn and hogs
are the principal crops on. which
the farmers depend tor money.
The farm buildings do not meas
ure up to those of the dairy dis
tricts. One district in Southern
Wisconsin (Green),, shows more
material advancement: than any
have noticed in all my travels.
It is 50 marked that.anyqne,would
easily see it in passing through.
Nice buildings and big shocks of
corn - are the visible results of
their mode' of farming. They
have 36,000 cows and their ex
ports 01 cheese amounts to seven
millions of dollars annually.
The land has been brought up to
such high a state of cultivation
hat it. yields large crops of "high
ly nutncious pasture I walked
over some oi that land and saw
the condition it was in for fertili
ty, and thought what would Or
egon be with its deliehtml cli
mate, if we would learn from
these people the methods that
have made them successful.
thority may cause the official bal
lots to be prepared, m accordance
with the provisions, of this aet,
aridihe city auditor, or clerk or
-recorder, as the case may be. shall
make return to the county clerk
of the votes for or against prohi
bition in the several precincts of
said city or town, and thereafter
said matter shall proceed, a . m
the case of a -general election-"
I think it will be readily seen
that under this law which is now
in force, the saloon interests can
demand an election" at our regu
lar city election occurring in May
not only as to the whole of the
city, but can demand an election
in one ward or precinct if they
see fit. This would enable them to
concentrate their torce on one!
warn ana. wouia no aouut carry
it in spite of all Opposition .
- Now, in the so much dreaded
Jayne Bill as it passed the House
will be found that Section 1 start
ed off as follows:. .
"Whenever . 'a petition ' there
for, signed by not less than 30
per cent of the legal voters of
any precinct of any county m this
state shall be, hied with tiie coun
ty, clerk of such "county, sueh
precmct shall be wholly within
or wholly without an incorporated
city or town " As e have no
such precincts in the city of Cor
vallis, 1 all ' extend outside of the
Tbos. Jones and family were visiting at
the home of Jamss Johnston, Sunday..:
Mr. Chambers, of Kings Vallev, was
doing "business in Albany, Monday s
Mrs. Frank. Holman is on the sick list,
as well as many others in this neighbor
hood. Will Morris is now the owner of a
matched driving team. He got them
from Mr. Sox, of Albany.
Oak Grove' School has been discon
tinued this week on account of the teach
Mrs. Rack returned home, Friday,
from Dram, Oregon, where she went a
few weeks ago to visit with her son, Wes
lev, who came out from Missouri last
Ex-Sberi5 Huston was here, Monday,.
buying horses. ' . . : .
John Benson has sold ' his 40-acre
farm to Mr. Armstrong, of Albany. The
price paid was $40 per acre. Mr. Ben
son will go to Portland to resile.
Albert Small left for Portland, Monday,
taking with him- his little, boy, who Is
about three years old, for medical treat
ment. - - - . -s
Henry Cauthorn and wife, of Indepen
dence, were visitors at the Williamson
I home, Sunday. ..." . v .
Sheriff White and deputy passed
through this part of the county, Friday,
on their way to Wells Station.
D. N. Williamson and son, Charles, of
Albany, came out Friday and' spent the
dsyr with Relatives.
John Benson - returned from Salem,
Tuesday, where he had been to 'attend
the funeral ot his daughter, who died at
the asylum, Sunday. ;
Mr.- VValtz has been qisi:e ill siuce Si.n
day, with nenraljiia' . : V : ' ' '
; Mr" Wheeler and family, who moved
tothU vicinity last f pring Iioni NebraBKa,
intend starting to Idaho. today, a. it seems
they were noi atiefied.here.. We regret
their departnre,.for they are well thought
of, and a help to any community.
The little boy of Mr. and Mrs-JEmil
Howard, who has been-'quite sick with
typhoid ;'e ver, seems to gradually im-t
proving, aod will, no doubt,. "ith. proper
c.ve, intirely recover. 7
The people of the Beighljorliood in gen-
erat sra nfferiMg'from severe arid light
atta-tas of la grippe, but hopeto recover
soon..' ' , ' ' ' , -
This vicinity has not misled, its share
of the cold weather that is- visiting other
communities, ' Some think the grain -is
injured, while others have been too busy
trying to keep themselves warm to think
of grain at all. '- If this cold snap ends in
a rain, however, it may "not seriously ef
fect the grain or grass. !.':
Notions for February.
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Get your school books and school
supplies at Graham & Wells.
Lewis and Clark souvenir plates
at P. M. Zierolfs.
Silk and woolen goods a specialty
at Corvallis Steam Laundry.
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Patronize home industry Cor
vallis Steam Laundry. -
Extracts from an editorial writ:
ten by M. D. Gage, of San" Jose,
for the fcjan Jose Mercury, April
13, 1904. He says m part:
In no two representatives of
modern occultism has there been
such unity in diversity as in Miss
Marguerite Foy and Miss Anna
Eva Fay. - For the two distinct
types of sensitive, nervous organ
isms, : represented by , them are
peculiarly distinguished- bv the
nervous tempera'nents which char
acferize the hypnotist and the
cl airvoyant individual. Miss Foy
has dark hair ana eyes, and a vigr
-oroas, or positively magnetic per-"
sonality whtie : Miss Fay's - hair
and complex! oivare'-light arid her
physical organism is less vigorous,
and therefore negatively magnet
ic to her ? 'control and her audi
Miss Inez Williams, Golda Howard
and Bertha Coon returned to OAC today,,
after a visit of some days at their respect
.MK Boyd, the blacksmMi, and family,
receutW- moved to linn Co., near Siiedil
Station, where they intend to reside.
"V . B V ' ... .. B,:
Oregonians in the Cold.
Mr., and Mrs. Montgomery
Robinson, who left Corvallis, last
fall, have been visiting through
various parts of the Bast, and are
now in Cedar Rapids. 'Iowa. The
'snow there is about two feet deep
and the weather is very cold
They enjoyed (?) a sleigh ridel
' irrawd Exposed.. . . v .
. A few eounterfc-iiers have lately b?en
makiug and trying to sell imitations. of
Dr. Kings New Discovery for consnmp .
tion, Coughs aud Colds, and other medi
cines, thereby defrauding the public
Thitf is to warn you to beware of such
people, who seek to profit, though steal
ing the' reputation of remedies which
have been Successfully curing disease,
for over 35 years. - A sure protection, to
you, is our name on the .wrapper. Look
for it, on all Dr. 2ings or Bucklen's
remedies as all others are mere iinita
tationt. H. . Bnckien & Co., Chicago,
III. and Windsor, canada. For sale Dy
Allen & Woodward . ,
Vakoa Kldoaya and Bladder Blaht .
Miss Palmer has been tafting the place
city limits.W as these precincts t of the Bellfountain school, . bile
cannot De cnarigea under one law ; 8ne attended the teachers' examination
before November, 1906, and not I ia9tweek-
then' unlfess t.hpr nnnf-.v v rmirf:l.. v
deems it advisable. I think itlwM;9 S' Starr returned home last
will nt r-.ai l-,of;-F 1, T,; Wdneslay from Halsey, lie re sh has
Rill bar! hpPAwiA a' law if ,JLmI vlsitiug her .daughter, Mf? H. L
not have been possible for the -
saloon interests, m Corvallis -to
have even demanded a yote on
this question before-June 1908.
As, nearly "all the towns in this
state went wet at . last election,
the Jayne Bill was evidentlyp re
pared for theiprotection of these ;
wet towns, but in doing so, the'
f ramers Of this bill lost sight , of
the effect it would have, in. the few'
towns like ,.Cof valiis - that - went 1
dry. borne oi the -saloon men m
Corvallis ' 'caught on'..' to ie.
eifect this bill .would Save on
Corvallisand duriiig-the. last few:
days of the session I received noti
only requests from temperate'
people,, but a "few very urjrent
1 letters from saloon men ; in - Cor-1
valiis" : requesting ms to " vote
arainst the JavnePiil. 1
The amendments to 'the; Jayne
Bill, fcaown as . the .Co'e amend-j
ments, wer,e incorporated -in: the
report 01: tne. senate '-judiciary
committee which ; provided "for a
petition of not less; than 25;'per
cent of the legal -i'votersV a town
like Corvallis eculu votenly; as a
whole (not. "by Iwardl or 'pr
ciasriti) and fui-cnjr 'prr.TiJ3.l,
that the', election shajidaiot hi
held before the first' . Mon-iay, ia;
June .1306,; and , only "biennially!
thereafter- - I favored and voted 1
for these ' amendments- whica I
would have passed the S&hate '
had they came in a little earlier
so the senators . could havejoad
more time to examine, them-
v A maiority of the senators 'in
cluding myself - were, in fayor of
passing some msasures that could
not be justly charged with unfair
ness by either side; that after be
ing submitted to the people .and
Standard A cedar fchingle9 for
$1.50 per thousand at the Corval
lis Saw Mill, v 10 tf.
Second grade fir lumber, almost
any dimension, f r only $6. 50 per
thousand fett, at Corvallis Saw
Mill. - - - latf.
Are you going with the crowd?
The time of your life the event of
the season W O. . W., Albanv,
Feb. 25. 11-18
Thirteen huudied shares Great
Eastern Mining company stock for
Fale at 10 ceDts per share. Ad
dress Box 62, Corvallis, Oregon.
All the local news all of the
time, with a large amount of
A Menaace to Health.
to know who is doing one of the largest businesses in town, just take a peep at our
, store and see what WE are doing. " - There are whys and wherefores to everything.
; The people trade with us, first, because they like our way of doing busines; second,
v because they admire our broad,, liberal policy; and third, . because they know we.
keep eyery thing in the' House-furnishing line and at prices within reach of every
Our new spring stock of Go-carts will arrive about Feb
;them we will sell those on hand at greatly reduced prices
for" terms. r , ' v -
To make room for
Easy payments ask
Kidney trouble is an insidious danger
snd many people are of a serious malady
beford the symptoms ftre recognized.
Foley's Kidney cure corrects Irregulari
ties and strengthens and bnilds up the
kidnies, and it should be taken at tne
first fndicatioa of kidney trouble, as it is
.impossibl t to have good heanh i: the
kidnevs are deranged. For Bale-ly jra
hara & Wortham. -
ean Wave." and
ashars always on
. .Prompt Service and Courteous Treatment. .
HOLLEWBERG & CADY.
f HE STORt THAT SAVES YOU MONEY.