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Corvallis. Benton CountV Orec5on,- Tuesday, September 4. 1906.
MET FOR BUSINESS.
Want Hose Cart and Hose,
Protect T heir-Houses.
Another enthusiastic meeting
of Jobs addition citizens was held
at R. h. Taylor's store Friday
evening, to further discuss plans
lor securing the location of a hose
cart in the western part of town.
It is not rieht. argue these resi
dents, that the central part ot
town should be the favored section
and that it should be fully pro
tected from fire while other parts
of town are left to the mercy ot
any blaze that might be started
A man's home in Jobs addition
is entitled to just the same con
sideration that is shown for an
other man's home in the center
of town or any place else, and
when auy favoritism is shown to
certain localities, it is no more
than justice that a halt should be
called. Such is the trend of the
discussion that is going on, and
citizens in the western part of
town are becoming intensely in
terested in the outcome. They
realize that in that section they
are utterly helpless, as no hose
cart could be dragged from the
city hall to that part of town in
winter time, until a building
would be gutted by the flames,
and realizing this, they are mak
ing every effort to have a hose
cart located somewhere in the
addition,' to insure protection.
At the meeting Friday night,
George Denman presided and
Lincoln Chambers was elected
secretaiy. A committee was ap
pointed to draft new by-laws for
the proposed volunteer fire-company.
The committee consists
of A. Kvle; , .T.JT. Vincent and
Charles Heckart. -
Another committee consisting
of Henry Cummings, T T. Vin
cent and'WrR? HanscITwas ap
pointed to be present at the next
meeting of the council to present
the matter in regard to the hose
cart for the addition. . . .v , ;
Whether an independent,' vol
unteer fire company can be or
ganized, or whether ttiose wish
ing to serve will be obliged to
join the old fire company, is not
yet known; to - the supporters of
the new project. A number of
residents of the western part of
town have signed up as members
of the proposed voluuteer comp
any in case such an organization
is perfected. The signers are:
Lincoln Chambers, T. T. Vin
cent, Henry Cummings, Clifford
Kerr. Ed Felton, Charles Heck
art, Roy Price, C. Hotchkiss, J.
W. Handy, W. R. Hausell, Nor
ton Adams, A. Kyle, George
Denman, Newton Adams, George
Fuller, George Mo re and H.
Many others not in attendance
at Friday night's meeting, have
signified their desire to join the
company. Another meeting is
called for Friday night, when re
ports of the committees will be
Hw They Passed Over.
The following tribute to the
memory of those that pass to the
beyond through their fool acts is
being passed around the press:
'Take a walk through any of
the cemeteries throughout the
country and you will believe
with us that fools are slowly but
surely passing away, says an ex
change. With silent tread you
pass the last resting place of the
individual who blew into an
empty gun. The modest tomb
stoueof the girl who lighted the
fire with kerosene and the grass
covered mound that covers the
mortal remains of the boy who
took the mule by the tail is near
by. The tall monument is for
the man who jumped -of! the
cars to save a ten rods' walk.
Side by : side , lie the remains of
the intellectual idiot that rode 9
miles in-t iQ: tnmutes and, tbjp
ethereal ucreatare s who valwayi
keptifae corset" laced ' to the last
LL -3 i L
"the " young doctor
who took a dose of his own medi
cine, and the old fool who mar
ried a young wife. Over yonder
in the northwest corner where
the gentle breezes sigh over the
weeping willow lies the fellow
who told his mother-in-law she
lied. Near bv his grave, repose
the mouldering dust of the editor
who starved to death trying to
run a first-class paper in a second
class town. Further on lies the
bov who went swimmme too
early in the season, and the lady
who kept strychnine and baking
powder side by side in the cup
board. And that unmarked,
weed-grown grave in the dark,
damp, dismal corner, by itself, is
the dreary resting place of the
deadest of them all the man
who didn't advertise.
William Clark, of Summit, met
th a shocking accident Satar -
as a result is
fingers on the right
Mr. Clark was working with a
thresher some distance from home,
when he received a telephone call
from three to the effect that one
of his horses had become mired
in a mud hole in the pasture.
Mr. Clark hurried home, and see
ing that the case was a desperate
one, ne iastenea a rope to tne
mired horse and arranged a pul
ley and ropes so that a team could
pull out the suffering animal.
In the hurry and excitement of
the moment, however, Mr. Clark
allowed his hand to slip between
the rope and pulley, breaking
and tearing the ring finger of the
right hand almost off, and horri
bly crushingthe little finger.
line lnjurea man came 10 017
vaUis.3 where a local-physician
amputated the, mangled fingers
and dressed the ugly wound.
The accident is one of those de
plorable affairs of every day life
from which there seems no escape,
as they are constantly happening,
in spite of all care and watchful
ness. Belief ountain Briefs.
Caryl, Belle and Earl Edwards
have returned from Lane county,
where they had been for four
weeks, working in the harvest.
Mr, and Mrs. Arthur Buchan
an Misses Grace and Edna Wat
kins and Gertrude Barclay and
Messrs. Ross Barclay, Jesse Wat
kins and Robert Francis passed
through Bellefountain Saturday
en route to Alsea on a fishing
.The Humphrey & Perin, and
the Oaks threshers have complet
ed their runs for the season; the
Kyle-Zterolf-Taylor outfit will
finish the last of the week, while
the Reader machine will be out
ten days longer.
Hop picking will begin in
earnest the last of this week, in
H. T. Bristow begins picking
his bartlett pears the first of this
week. He has about an average
Walter Taylor, who has been
very ill for several weeks with
typhoid fever, is not improved.
M. M. Waltz has just pur
chased a two-horse power grain
chopper to chop feed for his dairy
cows. He feels certain that this
will prove of material benefit in
his line of business.
Misses Belle, Bertha and Earl
Edwards, and Clyde and Claire
Starr are to enter OAC this month.
Miss Josie Benham is to go to
Corvallis this winter to take a
course in music.
Warren Hmton and family
moved from this place to Corval
lis, Friday. ..The place vacated
by Mr. Hinton will.be occupied
by Emii Price the coming year.
Hei (rtoon'-fo toov-LtArP county
to u Ke up' huf res idenoe.
New Postoffice to be First in the
The completion of the A.
Johnson two-story Vick will be
the signal for rriany business
changes. A fine barbershop and
bathrooms will occupy a part o
the basement while the remain
der will be utiluiid as a genera
storage room. 1 The bank wil
occupy a suit 01 oraces on , tne
hrst floor in the southwest cor
ner of the buiidincr. while some
very fine office rooms are plan
ned for the second floor.
Perhaps the greatest change
Dlanhed will be the removal of
the postoffice. Mr Johnson has
been officially notified that . the
(mvprnmont hns flwnrdpd him
fche contract to ovide uarters
. . , T- ,
ior tne local omce. ix quarters
are established in the new brick
they will be on the east side of
the building, on the first floor.
By this arrangement there will
be an abundance of light and
the alley will provide a means
for getting the mail into the rear
of the office, thus avoiding the
necessity of taking it through
Special Postal Representative
Hall, for the Pacific coast, was
here recently and looked into af
fairs very thoroughly. The
plans and proposed equipment
met with his hearty approval.
The new postoffice when fitted
up will beyond doubt be the
finest in any city : of its class in
the entire Northwest. All fix
tures will.be placed on lines of
elegance and durability, and with
special attention to convenience.
There will be five windows for
the convenience of the public.
In fact, the office will be fitted
with a view to carrier service,
which7 Postmaster V, . Johnson
thinks we will be entitled , to in
the course of three or four years
if our postal receipts continue to
increase in the future, as they
have in the past.
There is a possibility ; that Mr.
Johnson will erect a v separate
building for the postoffice, just
across the alley back of the big
brick. Should 'he do this it" will
be a one-story brick, -30x80 feet.
In this postoffice matter v A. J.
Johnson is doing much for the
town, as the terms granted by
the government do not warrant
such an outlay of cash, so there
is considerable philanthropy on
our townsman's end of the con
tract. Burled Donkey Engine.
Fred Hill is well known in
Corvallis. having graduated from
OAC in the clas of '05. His
home is near Springfield, Lane
connty, and his father, Jasper
Hill, logs on the Windbury, a
tributary to Fall Creek.
Last week a fire broke out in
that section and swept onward at
a fierce rate. It consumed a lot
of logs that meant - money to Mr.
Hill, and.it finally became ap
parent that the donkey engine
and the rest ot the logging para
phernalia would be destroyed.
There was no place to get out
with the machine, and the owner
decided to bury it. All hands
fell to work and the donkey en
gine was soon underground, and
the fire later swept on, doing no
harm to the outfit.
All of which tends to prove
that "necessity is the mother of
Prom all accounts-OAC is to
have another- chemist: added to
fier I already," spJetidids.taff. A
Forest Grove, under date of Ang-
PROMISE CF MUCH.
ust 31st is as follows:
Proiessor Charles E. B.adlev
who has had the chair of chemis
try in Pacific University tor th
last six ears, has accepted th
chair in chemistry in the Oregoi
Agricultural College at Corvallis
and will depart with his family
in a day or so for that place.
Mr. Bradlev was born at Gales
hnrg, 111., February 22, 1874
When four years of age his par
ents came West, and at the age
of 16 he entered Tualatin Acad
emy, beven years later he grad
uated from Pacific University
with the degree of B. S.
1 After a year's practical work in
mining cnemistry, .ne was ap
pointed assistant in the science
department of Pacific University,
and in iqoo was made instructsr
n chemistry,' with the degree of
M. S. Mr. Bradley returned from
California a few days ago, where
he and Professor James R. Rob
ertson, of Pacific University had
been studying research work, in
the; Berkeley University. Mr.
Bradley has many friends among
the students, not only in the recitation-room,
but also through the
great interest he has always tak
en in athletics.
Keep an eye on your safe, for
according to the West Side
Enterprise you have , need to.
The following is related of a
Monmouth " safe " cracking" epi
sode : " .
The store of S. M. Danieis at
Monmouth was entered Monday
night , and a small' amount of
cash .- "an d :-som e V pa pers were
stolen, .The burglar was-.:,, a.
safe-crackbr; but . was a;f yictl m "of
love's labor1 16st In this case. He
drilled a hole iffUheaiie,n4;w1a5.
ready to aply V the -; explosives
when' the door was discovered to
be unlocked. It is Mr Daniels'
custom to close his safe door and
turn the bolt; -wfilQh i. serves as
protection in case" of "fire, but he
does ,not lock. . Beinjg next, door
to the bank it.'- is " not necessary
to keep money in the safe" though
on this occasion Mrs. Daniels had
deposited a box containing' $20
and' some jewelry. This the
burglar got and also some pa
pers' of Mr. Daniels'. I
Entrance was made through
the ;rear of the store and in leav-
ing the burglar passed in the rear
of the bank and blacksmith" shop.
At the latter place he left a little
wooden till taken irom the safe.
The iron tilt, a'so taken, has not
been found. His work done,
the? burglar came direct to In
dependence. Mr. Daniels track
ed him in the dust Tuesday
morning as far as the Butler
place. About 4 o'clock the same
morning a man was seen passing
Hastings coming into town from
the direction of Monmouth.
Shortly after that time the dogs
of W. W. Percival's residence
flewout as if disturbed by a
Prof. Berchtold and family b egan
moving yesterday from their former resi-
dencd to Canthorn Hall, where they are
to occupy a suite of rooms the coming
school " year.
It is Mr. and Mrs. Jack Milne now.
The happy event took place in Portland
Frida, and with hia bride Jack arrived
home Saturday . Mr. Milae is the geoial
proprietor of the "Gem" cigar store, and
has a host of friends who join in f. ood
wishes and congratulations.
Tor Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always BougL"
An Ounce of Prevention.
Is worth a poun.l of cure. There ar
many poor -uCerers. CoHS'imptivee
who. are hopeful of rettragwell, who, ii
th jtiad i taken. -care -of themselves
weald Jem, heiwtflk . -i A' .Congo; is tl
foundation iof ..Cprisnmptieiw-5 ; Ballardls
Borehmtnd by run will core that cough.
Mrs $naa FDp, vMwtant1 writes:
I hvA(idziBa bm'b H6ehou(M5yr apt
hsm & Worthim.
You're Sure to Grow
Over my set of Shirt Waists Sets'like those
now on sale at this store.
Shirt Waist Sets
for July re just as gooJ for August or Septem
ler, or any other month, if hnn.in n or a I f
VOU W lit Whtit'a fimiiifiito mt a mw4oa1A
buy a set. WeeuaranrpA thpv'r ih otJ
value for the sum invested tuat can be had
jvc turiu suu uuy a set. t . . j 1
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - -' ' - Corvallis j
. Paints .
; Graham (8b Wells !
And all other kinds of Painters' supplies. Largest and
most complete stock in the city. If you have anything to
Consult Our Stocks and Prices . .
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STATE NORMAL SCHOOL AT EV80N3VIOUTH
In time pieces is a necessity with the average person. A watch that
keeps perfect time is a boon to anyone and should be repaired and over
hauled at least once every 18 months, and by skilled workmen only. If
your watch needs repairing or regulating take it to
. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician
Estimates or Work Cheerfully Given and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
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All. firet-clasa cigirs and tobacco; whist and pool
And Dandruff Eradscafor
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Price, Fifty Cents
The Vegetable Compound Company
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.Oils . .Brushes
BEGINS its 25th year Sepfeuiber 26, 1906. Three lull
courses of study. Higher course recognized ,in Wash
ington and other states. The best and shortest way to a
state and life paper.
Additional work in both general and special methods :
also school management for graded and ungraded schools
will be given this coming year.
Longer terms, higher wages and bet
rr opponuDiiifs are open to JMoirnai
Graduates. School directors appreciate
the superior ability of Monmouth grad
uates, and the demand far exceeds the
supply. Catalogue containing full in
formation will be sent on application.
Correspondence invited. Addresp,
J. B. V. BUTLER, Registrar
. Four dooig nortb of pottomce
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