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Corvalus, Benton County, Oregon, .Friday, September 22
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TO NUMRER BOXES.
Communication Sent to Various
' Under date of August 7, 1905,
the following order was sent out
from the rural free delivery di
vision of the post office depart
ment at Washington, and in due
season a copy reached Postmas
ter Johnson, at Corvaliis:
For public convenience and to
facilitate a more accurate, hand
ling ot mail by rural free deliv
ery carriers, it has been decided
that each rural mail box m use
on the rural route, which, under
the regulations of the Depart
ment, is entitled to service, shall
be designated by number in the
manner and by the method here'
inafter set forth ; and the delivery
by rural carriers of ordinary mail
matter ot all classes addressed to
sucli boxes by number alone
authorized so long as improper
and unlawful business is not con
1. Postmasters at the respec
tive distributing offices are here
by directed to instruct the car
riers of all rural free delivery
routes which have been operated
sixty days or more, to review the
rural mail boxes in use on their
routes in the interval between
the receipt of this order and
September 30, 1905, and report
which of them conform to the
regulations and are thus entitled
to designative numbers.
2. The following, when
found to be safe, weatherproof,
and fit receptacles for mail, are
entitled to numbers: (a) Boxes
"approved" under Order No.
7395 '(b) Non-approved boxes
erected prior to October 1, 1902.
3. No non-weather-proof or other
wise unfit receptacles far mail
shall be numbered. All such
must be replaced with regulation
"approved" boxes by the owners
or no numbers will be assigned.
No rural mail box erected
within the limits of an incorpor
ated city or town or witnin one-
half mile of a post office at an
unincorporated town or village
shall be numbered unless such
box was erected prior to October
3. 1903, or is being served by
specific order of the Department.
Service must not be with
drawn, however, from any box
now being served, until such
withdrawal is expressly ordered
by this office.
4.' The numbers assigned to
boxes on each route will com
mence with "No. r," which will
pertain to the first regulation box
reached bv the carrier after leav
ing the starting point of his
route, traveling in accordance
with official description; box
thereafter to be counted and
given the proper number in re
gular sequence in order 01 ser
vice from "No 1" to andinclud
ing all those boxes entitled to
service on the route.
Jtiacn number thus arrived
at should be recorded in the car
tier's roster book opposite the
name of the owner of the box so
designated, and also opposite the
name of every other person entit
led to receive mail in said box.
Numbers thus applied to boxes
and registered must be promptly
reported to and recorded by the
postmaster of the distributing
office to which they belong,
and must not be changed there
after except by specific authority
of such postmaster.
6. As soon as possible after
. completing the assignment of
box numbers on a route the post
master will furnish - each box
owner with the official number of
his box, and request that this
number be at once legibly and
durably inscribed in a conspic
uous place on the outside of the
7. Boxes served regularly by
more than one route must, in
cases where such, double service
is duly -authorized, be given
in regular consecutive order on
eacn route, by the method pre-
. scribed in the preceding; para
graphs for numbering boxes serv
ed by one carrier.
8. New boxts erected subse
quent to the original numbering
between those already in positioi
1 " . A 1
on a route ana consequenin
numbered, will be designated b
applying thereto in the regulat
order the next consecutive num
bers shown, by the record of
numbered boxes already on tht
route, to he unused.
9. The work of numbering
boxes n newly established routes
must not be undertaken until the
great majority are permanently
in place. Not less than sixty
days should elapse, however, af
ter service begins, before the
numbers are assigned.
10. Carriers must keep their
roster books corrected up to date.
New boxes erected, removals,
changes of address, names of new
patrons, etc., must be punctually
entered up and promptly report
ed to postmasters. - The latter
must carefully oveisee the work
of the carriers, and also maintain
in their offices accurate and com
plete lists of the names and box
numbers of all patrons of each
route attached to their offices. "
ir. Any instructions issued
by this office conflicting with
this order are hereby revoked.
12. On receipt of this com
munication postmasters will give
it the widest possible publicity
to patrons of the rural service,
without expense to the Depart
Interest to Benton County
People by Special
On account of having a'candi
date in the field for oratorical
honors, much local interest was
manifested by our people in the
prohibition contest held in Port
Baby day proved to be one ot
the best of the season in the
matter of attendance, running to
nearly 27,000 as shown bv the
turnstiles, and as children were
admitted free the record of actual
attendance was much higher. As
this show took place prizes seem
ed to be given for almost every
possible variation of baby. The
longest and the shortest ' babies,
the heaviest and the biggest, the
best behaved and the worst be
haved, the prettiest and the
ugliest, the longest hair and the
least hair, if the baby wouldn't
fit one description, he would an
other, and so the prizes went.
Who wouldn't be a judge in a
An inopportune rain prevent
ed the parade, and the Auditorium
got packed so full that many
babies couldn't get in. Bvfry-
one who couldn't will be award
ed a prize for being left out in
the cold. A baby show will
never be a complete success until
one is arranged where they have
a prize for esch baby.
Baby day wound up with the
best naval battle ot the season.
the destruction of the Spanish
fleet at Santiago. It was prob
ably the best exhibition of that
class ever given, and kept an
audience of thousands delighted
for half an hour. By the aid of
the search lights every part of
the scene was made visible, and
the whole performance was real
istic enough to even frighten
many ladies among the spectators.
But the event of the Fair Will
land, Wednesday evening,
contest occurred in the First
Baptist church in connection
with the Temperance Congress
in session in that city.'- The
states of Oregon. Washington,
California, Colorado and Texas
had representatives in tfie con
test. : a casn prize or S100 was
awarded and in addition to this a
scholarship worth $300 Mayor
Lane of Portland delivered the
address of welcome. There were
seven contestants and admission
was free. Miss Alice Wickluud,
who graduated from OAC last
June, was one ot the orators
Following is a list of the orators
and their papers:
Northern California Miss
Mary F. Balcomb, of Leland
Stanford University; subject,
"The Conquering Army."
Washington Henry Ward,
University of Washington; sub
ject,. "The Supreme Test of
Oregon Miss Alice Wickluud,
Oregon Agricultural College;
subject, "The Home or the
Colorado Arthur J. Lewis,
University of Denver, subject,
"The Slave of the Twentieth
Texas W. Otis, Christian
university; suoiect, "Why 1 am
Opposed to the Saloon.?'
Oregon Chester P. Gates,
Dallas College; subject, "My
The Prbably be the Live-stock show,
wnicn commenced this wees.
More than 2,000 entries have al
ready been -made, and it is ex
pected to be the greatest live
stock show ever held on the
coast. The show will be held i
in the stables just erected for the
purpose, not far from the Govern
ment building, on the island. As
$50,000 has been' set aside for the
awards, the attendance of in
terested parties promises to be
unusually large. .
Benton county was well repre
sented during the last week. Mrs
F. L. Miller was up early in the
week and remained some time.
O. B. Conner and Wilbur Starr
also registered at the county
booth. H. S. French, in the
UAt unuorm, tame rater, lor a
short stay. Louella Van Cleve
was an interested spectator. Rev.
M. S. Bush and Captain J. W.
Crawford were taking in the
sights together, but whether the
captain was looking out for the
ed. But up to date it has provt
talk, nothing more, in every ii -stance.
Talk is cheap, but it
takes money to build railroads.
The latest that may interest u
is the 'matter of what is talktd
of for Newpoit by' the sea.
The following has been given
Newport, the summer rendez
vous on .Yaquina Bay is threaten
ed with a small railroad boom as
a result of the rumors that tht
Corvaliis & Eastern, which now
terminates on the opposite side ol
the bay, is to be extended around
to Newport, and that the Falls
City, Salem & Western, con
necting Dallas with Falls City, a
distance ot nine miles, is to br
pushed to Newport. Strainer
relations between the Corvaliis &
Eastern and the- persons oper
ating the steamer Richardson or
the bay are slid to be responsiblt
for the intention of the companj
to extend its line to the beach.
Louis Gerliager, president of
the Falls City road, when ap
proached yesterday, denied that
any connection with Newport was
contemplated. "We are merely
building four miles of road into
a timber belt," was his explan
ation of the activity. "Oui
charter permits us to build on to
the head of the Sileiz River, but
we do not expect to do that now,
and there is no prospect that the
road will get that far for some
Regardless of the denial of
Mr. Gerlinger, there are persons
in that section of Lincoln County
who say that agents of the Falls
City Salem & Western have
endeavored to secure from them
land through which to construct
the extension. "The line con
nects with the Southern Pacific
at Dallas, and is used largely for
The extension ot the Corvaliis
& Eastern is not a new proposi
tion. Denizens of Newport and
adjacent watering places are forc
ed to travel by steamer after
leaving the train to reach New
port, and each succeeding season
the trouble of changing the mode
of transportation on the last leg
of the iournev precipitates talk
ot extending the road. To make
a detour of the bay would mean
less than fen. miles of road.
Another spur, a trifle over twelve
miles in length, was surveyed to
the north, reaching the Siletz,
where it was promised much tim
ber could be secured, but the
venture was not deemed worth
Don't throw away the pieces., p
of your broken eyeglaeeesor specta-1
c!e8. Bring them all here and have '
us try our Bkill in
- Repairing Eye Glasses.
If the lenees be broken, we can replace
them. It the frame be broken we can
probably fix it up as good as new. In
either raae you save the cost of a new .
pair. That's an item worth considering,
isn't it? . .
Albert J. Metzger
Building, - -
It " : !
is T&n Boilers; R&wr&id
Is No More.
parson, or the reverend gentle'
man was mere to keep the cap
tain on nis good behaviour, we
were not able to learn. They
stuck together like brothers, how
ever, and seemed to be well pleas
ed with the show. ' From other
parts of the country we noticed
several visitors D. V. Graggs,
of Monroe, and W. D. Risley, of
Alsea, make themselves known
at the Booth. Mrs. S. L. Keezel,
the genial postmistress of Philo
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uuumciu amuima j. jtci- .- - , , - , -, .
cival Hagerman, Occidental Col-ia fPOK5 S?Q w
w. vu- TWf: f Fair, played "paek-a-boo" with
America luc nine uun uu uauy uajr, auu
Mr. Herman took tW nr.d enjoyed the interesting sights ail
Miss Balcomb took second hon- Pver tne exposition
ors. Both are from California.
iuoraaunc a. uooanough announces
the opening of his studio, "on 4th and
Jackson streets, September 18. Pupils
received at any time in Piano, Harmony
and Theoretical subjects. Send for cata
logue-. Phone Ind. 476. 76-84
Will They Build?'
To Paint or not . Paint? is the
question many nouse owners are
now puzzling over. Very likely if
which we are- selling high grade f3 the yCf-rS haJe
paints ana oils you would decide to
paint. We. have everything you
need for any painting job, large or
small. Graham & Wells. 70lf
It has oft been asserted that
"everything vields to unwearied
pursuit," also that "all things
come to him who waits." Some
times the mind of the oldest in
habitant runneth not back far
enough to recall the time that
anything came to him as the re
ward for his waiting.
"How often. Oh how often"
have we listened to babble anent
the building . or extension o
some bit of railroad in which our
people were particnlarily interest'
Shortly after 4 o'ebek Wednesday
morning occurred the death of Mi3S
Louise Gilbert, at the home of h
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Gilbert, in
this city. The young lady waa aged 24
years, 6 months and 15 days when the
Silent Messenger called her.
Louise Gilbert was born in Polk
county.- She was a giaduate of the Mc-Minnville-high
school.' Siuce coming to
this city with her parents a few years
ago she attended OA.O and was a very
popular student, sne gamed quite a re
putation as a debater in college circles as
a result of her genial disposition and nat
Early last spring she accepted ebarge
of a school near McMinnvilla for a term
At the co iclusion of her school work
there in June she returned to the home of
her parents in this city. Up until three
weeks before her death the young lady
was about town in company with h
friends and was as merry and care-free a
anybody, and .had the appearance
possessing the vigor of perfect healtl
On Thursday, three weeks ago yesterday
she was about town -with friends. Thf-
following day she went to the bed from
which death released her.
She had what is commonly termed
"galloping" consumption and in the
worst poss b'.e form. The best medica'
assistance obtainable was hers and siicl.
attention as only loved ones could sug
gest wa lavished upon her, but to bo
avail and as in a slumbsr her spirit took
its fligh'. ' " .
1 he funeral services were held at the
family residenca at 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon and they were conducted by
Rev, Frank E. Juries of tl e Christian
church. In the nrtsenca of many rel
atives and friends the remains were in
terred in Crystal Lake cemeterv.
MONMOUTH STATE NORMAL
S Begins its 24th year September 26. j
THREE COURSES OF STUDY
Preparing for County and State certificate's Higher courses '
recognized in Washington and other States.
DEMAND FOR NORMAL TRAINED TEACHERS.
Longer terms, higher wages and better
opportunities for promotion award the
Normal graduate for his enterprise.
School directors appreciate the superior
ability of Monmouth graduates and the
demand far exceeds the supply. Special
attention given to methods work in
graded and ungraded schools.
Catalogues Containing Full information
will be sent on application. Correspond
ence invited, address
E. D. RES5LER, President.
Are you in the dark?
Do your eyes give you constant
service w ithout pain ?
If not, your eyes are in a condition dernanding investigation
and correction. Have your eyes examined by
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.
Licensed to practice optometry in the state of Oregon.
Will be given by the Undersigned
for the arrest and conviction of
any party killing China Pheasants
out of season in Benton County.
j Corvaliis Social and Athletic Club, jj
Come to the Gazette office and see the
very pretty new type faces suitable for
calling cards. We have an entire new
series for this class of work the very
latest and popular creations. Special
new types for invitation card work and
society printing. We can please you.
Our work helps you to realize that all the good printers are
not outside the limits of Corvaliis.
Do you know we keep a complete .line
of house furnishing goods ? Everything
from a curtain poll to a parlor suite and
from a clothes pin to a steel range, al
ways on hand.
Just the thing for house lining. We buy it by the ton.
Seduced prices by the roll. We are headquarters for
stoyes and ranges. : Our ranges are fully warranted.
Ask to see those new air-tight heaters, just received.