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A CHILDLESS FUTURE.
"During the period from 1860
to 1000 the proportion of children
to 100 women of "child-bearing
age decreased in the United
States by 152, or an average of
about 30 to each decade. If we
assume that the change will con
tinue unchecked for a century in
the direction which it has been
during the last 40 years, there
will be no children left."
This startling statement came
out in the lecture on birth and
birthrate delivered by Professor
Walter F. Wilcox in the course on
sanitation in Godwin Smith' Hos
pital in Ithica, N. Y. last week.
"It is one of the main duties of
statistics to point out the whirl
pools in the stream along which
society is going," said Professor
Wilcox, "before the current be
comes irresistible, and thus to
arouse a desire to change the
"The true reason for the fall in
the birthrate is that in modern
times, mainly within the last half
century, birth3 and birthrate
have come under the control of
human will and choice in a sense
and to a degree never before
"Our leading American author
ity, Dr. John Shaw Billings, put
it as follows :
"The most important factor in
the past in the change is the de
liberate and voluntary avoidance
or prevention on the part of a
steadily increasing number of
married people who prefer to
have but few children. Before
this change began the birth of a
child in the vast majority of cases
was not an indication of a delib
erate preference for that result
on the part of both or either of
"There is not a single one
among the experts who denies
that this is the great underlying
cause of the modern decline in
the birthrate of all civilized com
munities." Professor Wilcox also gave sta
tistics to show that marriage is
less common among college grad
uates of both sexes than it is in
the average of the entire popu
lation. The figures regarding the birth
rate among college graduates
show that the highly educated
part cf the American people not
only does not increase the popu
lation at all, but, on the contrary,
fails to reproduce itself,
Mountain View Items.
Mrs. A. R. Locke has not been
very well lately and Miss Ger
trude Folks ' has been helping
her with her housework.
On account of bad roads a
part of rural free delivery No 1
lias been discontinued until .good
weather comes again.
There are several good farms
in this neighborhood that are
being offered for sale at reason
Mrs. Anna Hall gave a nice
Christmas tree and dinner at
her home on Friday.
Mrs. Perry Totten has been
-ailing for some time past.
George Armstrong has the
largest and best young apple
orchard in the neighborhood
and he is producing some very
On Tuesday December 22d,
the last day of the Bryant school
north of Corvallis the teacher
gave the scholars a Christmas
tree loaded with nice presents
for all. The little folks enjoyed
it very much.
The Mountain View phone
line has not been working very
well lately on account of some
of the poles falling down. The
entire line needs to be improved
soon. The other companies who
are running their wires on the
Mountain View company's poles
for some years past nave agreed
to help pay for repairing. the line
But so far only one corrfpany has
come up with the cash and that
is the Pleasant Valley Company.
Please let us hear from you other
companies soon or the line is
likely to be out of commission
when you might need it badly!
for a doctor. ' '
Bids For Wood.
Notice is hereby -given that
sealed proposals for. furnishing
wood for the Oregon Agricultu
ral College for the ensuing Coir
lege year, 1909-10; -will be , re
ceived by the undersigned untij
Saturday, January 9th.. Speci
fications will be furnished at ihe
Business Office of the College.
J. A. Bexell, '
12-18-4t Financial Secretary.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Notice i9 hereby given that the under
signed has been appointed by the County
Court of Benton county, Oregon, admin
istrator of the estate of Floyd Lane, de
ceased ; All persons having claims
against said estate are hereby required to
present the same duly verified as by law
required to me at Corvallis, Benton
County, Oregon, or at the office of J. F.
Yates at Corvallis, Benton County, Ore
gon, within six (6) months from this
date. . -
Dated December 7th, 1908.
- W. G. LANE,
Administrator of the Estate of Floyd
Date of first Publication, Dec 7th, 1908.
Date of last Publication, Jan. 5th, 1909
NOTICE TO BIDDERS.
REDUCED HOLIDAY BATES j
Oy 'r'S. P. Co. Lines and C &
E. R. B. :
For the holidays the S. P. Co.
will make a round trip rate of
one and one third fare to all
points on S. P. lines. The C. &
E. K. K. make a rate of one fare
for the round tripl Sale dates
are Dec. 23rd, 24th, 25thr Dec.
31st and January lst. Final re
turn limit, January 4th, 1909.
The O. R. & N. will make the
same rate and same sale dates
as the S. P. Ticket office open
after 3 p. m. for purchase of tick
ets for use the next day.
R. C. Linville, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed constituting the Sewer Committee
of the City of Corvallis, will receive bids
at the office of Police Judge in said City
until six o'clock p. m. of Thussday of the
31st day of December, 1908, for the con
struction of a lateral sewer through Block
No. 3 in the County Addition to the City
of Corvallis in accordance with the plans
and specifications therefor on file with
the Police Judge of the City of Corvallis
and the ordinance of said City providing
for said sewer construction. Bids must
be accompanied by a certified check equal
to one fourth ('!) the amount of such bid
payable to the order of the Police Judge
of said City to secure the City and the
property owners against loss or damage
on account, of failure of such bidder to
enter into contract with the city and give
bond for the faithful performance thereof
as required by the ordinance providing
for the construction ot said sewer All
bids will be reported to the Common ;
Council of said City at its regular meet-(
ing of January, 1909. . ,
The right is reserved to reject any and 1
all bids. I
Dated December 17, 1908.
j. A. Harper,
First pub. Dec. 18, 1908
Last pub. Dec. 29, 1908.
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A CHRISTMAS DISPLAY
of jewels and precious stones
that would dazzle the Shah of
Persia we are showing for our
. Xmas trade. Everything1 that
could be designed for beautiful
holiday gifts we have secured,
and by choosing early you will
avoid the Christmas rush. Our
store should be a magnet to
those who admire beautiful
things, and everyone is welcome.
B. L. VAN HOOSEN,
Second Street, 3 doors south of
Corvallis, , - - Oregon
V. E. WATTERS
The Benton County
Real Estate Agent
IT If you have anything to buy, sell or exchange, see ns. No padded
prices, f As to our responsibility, and methods of doing business, we refer
you to the business men of Corvallis. : H Some splendid bargains send for
The Paint and Paper Store
The Finest Varnishes, Celebrated New Era Paints,
Pure Lead and Oil and the Newest Patterns in Wall Paper.
We can supply you with just what you need in these lines.
Second Street, Near Palace Theater
TO LIVE, and to live well everybody should have the
best things to eat. Housekeepers will always find just what
they need for the table here at this store, and that, too,
of the best quality. We fill every order with care and make
prompt delivery, while our prices are always satisfactory.
Herman's is the Place for Groceries
Canned Goods, Table Delicacies, Luncheon Dainties and all
the appetizing foods needed to prepare a good meal.
Our Specialties: Independence Creamery But
ter, Folger's Crystal Coffee none better.
Oil RPRfAM Corner Second and M
. Um Li C Hi. 1 HI I vallis. Phone No. 10A.
. VJhon - You j Buy Groceries
At This Store
All our goods are guaranteed tji
comply with the
Pure Food Law ; ;
We have the best and nothing but
We Want Your Business
FOB PAINTING AND PAPERING SEB
W. K. Paul. Ind. 488. 4lt
J. F. YATES, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office op stairs in Zierolf Boiiding.
Only set of abstracts in Bentot, County
8. R. BR Y SON ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office in Poet Office Building, Coival
ia, Oregon.. - .- .-
JOSEPH H. WILSON, ATTORNEY-
at-law. Office Burnett Bldg. Prac
tice in all State and Federal courts.
Notary Public. Abstracts. Land Titles
Read this letter from Mr. R. A.
Rollins, a prominent orchardist
of the Flathead Valley
"Delicious (Stark Delicious) has proven
a success with me and have been booming
it for three years. At the State Farmers
Institute Meeting held at Rollins June 26,
1908, at which were present, Hon. Fred
Whiteside, Prof. Linfield, Mgr. Experi
ment Station, Prof. Wilcox and others,
I exhibited Delicious apples as sound as
when taken from the trees the previous
fall. The flavor was still excellent.'. I
have therefore, with good reason, given
Delicious a reputation in this valley."
Have you tasted this royal fruit?
Scans and tasting it will open your eys make yon
understand why you cannot afford not to have your
orchard liberally planted with it. Send us 25 cents
today to pay partial express chart es and we will
sends box of 3 specimens. (No charge is made
tor the fruit). The 25 cents we will refund on the
first order of trees you send us. Write for our
Stark Fruit Book which gives accurate information
bout all varieties worthy of planting Apple, .
Peach. Pear, Apricot, Cherry, Berry .Fruits, Grape,
Stark Bro's Nurseries
& Orchards Company
Louisiana, Missouri U. S. A.
At 50 Cents
Gives the same am ount ot . Entertain
ment as two regular
Edison Records at 35 Cents
THE AMBEROL IS A NEW RECORD WITH A
Graham & Wells
These are the attractions we now have to
offer our patrons, and we want everybody to know
that our line of Staple and Fancy Groceries, Grain,
Feed t and Seeds Comprise the best that can be
procured, and our prices are making us lots of
We Have Everything That's Good to Eat
Whitehorn Bldg,. Second St, Next to Small's Bakery
B. A. CATHEY. M. D., PHYSICIAN
kuu ourgouu. noomi 14, .Bank iJnild
iog. Office Honrs : 10 to 12 a. m.; 2 to
4p.m. Residence: cor. 6th and Ad
ams 8ta. Telephone at office and res
idence. Oorvallis. Oregon.
W. T. ROWLEY, M. D PHYSICIAN
and Surgeon. Special attention given
to the Eye, Nose and Throa. Office
in Johnson Blaar. Ind. 'phone at of
fice and lesidence.
M. S. BOVEE. FUNERAL mUFf!T.
or and Licensed Embalmer. Suc
cessor to Bovee & Bauer Cnrvallia.
Oregon. Ind. Phone 45. Bell Phone
HENKLE & BLACKLEDGE. UNDER
lasers ana licensed embalmers. South
Main St.. Corvallis, Or.
HOMES FOR SALE
WE HAVE SEVERAL PARTIES who
are looking tor . homestad locations
or relinquishments, also some good
timber claims. If you know of any
good homesteads or timber claims it
will pay you to write 119. Address
.53TNA REALTY COMPANY, 225
Failing Building, Portland, Oregon.
All kinds at the home of
K. OT YATES
.14th and Harrison Sts.
Phone Ind. 575
Occidental Lumber Co.
Corvallis Lumber Co.
We are here to supply your needs in the Lumber line. Please
call on J. B IRVING for information and prices. And take
notice that if we have ' not got exactly what you want we will
get it for yon.
G. O. BASSET r, Local Mtzr.
Calls for a good warm Overcoat.
We have them direct from Corinth
$8.00 to $20X)0
A. K. RUSS
ltealer in Men's Furnishings
CORVALLIS, - - OREGON
Benton County Lumber Co.
Manufacturers of all kinds of
fir Lumber, Mouldings, Cedar Posts,
Sawed and Split. Oedar Shakes
Doors, Windows, Lime, Brick, Cement,
Live and Dressed Poultry,
Bone, Grit and Oyster
Shells, Prussian Stock
and Poultry Tonic, Lice
Pay highest cash market price
.'. m Poultry, Eggs, Veal aod Hogs. '
212 Second Street. -
r - .
hind I 'N A I IUNAL BANK
OF CORVALLIS, OREGON
Transacts a general conservative banking business. Loans
money on approved security. Drafts bought and sold and
money transferred to the principal cities of the United States
Europe and other foreign countries. '
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The Latest Styles
The Most Reasonable
Every Garment Sure