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arOFFICE Corner of Monroe and 2d St. 16:ltf
J. W RAYBUKN,
Attorney at Law,
CORVALLIS, .... OREGON.
OFFICE On Monroe street, bet. Second and Third.
IS, Special attention given to the Collection of
Kotbs AND ACCOUXTS. 16:ltf.
JAMES A. YANTIS,
Att'j and Counselor at Law,
WILL PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS OF
the State. Special attention given to matters
in Probate. Collections will receive prompt and care
ful attention. Otiice in the Court House. 10:ltf.
J. C. MORE LAND,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
FFICE Monastes' Brick, First street,
bet. Morrison and Yamhill. I4:38tf
G. A. WHITNEY, M. D
Graduate of Bcllcruc Hospital medical Col-I-
ge, K. Y. City,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
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denes in Westlake.s Bui'din, corner of First
and Lyon streets. 13:32t.
DR. F. A. VINCENT,
CORVALLIS, - - - OREGON.
OFFICE In Fisher.s New Brick over
Max. Friendly' New Store. All the
latest improvements. fc. very thin"
new and complete. All work warrant
ed. Please give uiea call. 15.3tf.
DRAKE & GRANT.
CORVALLIS, - - - OREGON.
ALL WORK IN OUR LINE NEATLY AND
promptly exejuted. Repairing and Cleaning a
tcaiy. batisiaetion guaranteed. Snop opposite
Graham & Hamilton's. W.27tf
G. R. FARRA, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN, SJRjEONAND OBSTtTRCIAN,
OFFICE OVEIl .GRAHAM & HAMILTON'S
Drag Store, Uorvailid, orou. l4:20yZ
NEW TIN SHOP,
J. K. WEBBER, Propr.,
JVtaiix St., Corvallis.
3TOVES AND TINWARE,
g3TA work warranted and at reduced rates.
II. E. HARRIS,
One Door South of Graham & Hamilton's.
COttVALLIS - - - OKECJO.lf.
Corvallis, Jan. 3, 1878.
(Bet. Southers' Drug Store and Taylor's Market,)
CORVALLIS, - OREGON.
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS, FURNISHING
Goods, Cigars and Tobacco, etc., etc.
tea. Goods delivered free to any part of the city.
Prouuce taken, at hignest market rates, in exchange
March 7, 1878 15:10tf
W. C. CRAWFORD,
,,. DEALER IN
JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, SIVER WARE, ETC
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, STRINGS, &C.
Repairing done at the most reasonable rates'
and all work warranted.
Corvallis. Dec. 13. 1877. 14:S0tf
READ, AND PROFIT THEREBY!
WARREN N. DAVIS,
Physician and Snrgeon,
(Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania)
OFFERS HIS SERVICES TO THE PEO
ple of Corvallis and Vicinity.
Surgery, Obstetrics, and Dieases of Women
WiU practice in Citv of Country. Rooms at
New England Hotel, for the present.
CorraUw, Nov. IS, 1878. 14:4otf.
R. H. WARREN,
HO'JSE, SIGN AND CARRIAGE PAiNTERS,
T7 ILL PROMPTLY ATTEND TO BUSINESS IN
VV his line either at Corvallis or Philomath,
All work executed in the very latest and best style
Graining a Specialty in Laurel, Walnut. Oak and
Maple. Paper Hanging neatly done. Give me a fair
trial, t 15:S8tf.
CIORMERLY OF ALBANY, WHERE HE HAS
I uiven his patrons puriect satistaction, has uoter
mined to locate in Corvallis, where he hopes to be fa
vored wi'baa fair share of the public patronage. All
work warranted, when made under his supervision.
Repairing and cleaning, promptly attended to,
Corvallis, Nov. 2S, 1878. 15:48tf.
A WORD TO" FARMERS.
TTAVING PURCHASED THE COMMODIOUS
LX Warehouse of Messrs, King k Hell, and thor
oughly overhauled the same, I am now ready to re
ceive grain on storage at the roduccd
I;ite of 41 cents per ISusliel.
I am also prepared to keep EXTRA. WHITE
WHEAT, separate from other lots, thereby enabling
ine to hi-.LL A I A nuuuua. Also prepared to
Iligflicst IWsirlcct Price
for wheat, and would, most respectfully, solicit a
share of public patronage. THOS. J. BLAIR.
Corvallis. Aug. 1, 1S7S. 15:32tf.
BO AID andLODGING.
Neat Rooms and Splendid Table.
(TR CORRESPONDENT ON YESTERDAY WAS
shown the Ne&lly Famished Room
MRS- JOSEPH POLLY.
At their residence, just opposite the residence of
Jude-i' . A. cuenoweth prepared ana now in readiness
for such toaraers as may cnoose to give ner a can
either bv the sintrlc meal or by the week.
Mr-. roily has a reputation a cook, and sets as
... i . ...... . . IamuI ctnta
food a'table as can be found in the State.
Solicits a share of yatronace.
JOHN S. BAKER, Propr.
CORVALLIS, - - - OREGON.
TTAVING BOUGHT THE ABOVE MARKET
J-X and fixtures, and permanently located in
Corvallis. I will keep constantly on hand the
choicest cuts of
BEEF. PORK. MUTTON, and VEAL.
Especial attention to making extra E0
Being a practical butcher, with large experi
ence in the business, I flutter myself that 1 can
give satisfaction to customers. Please call and
given..-a trial. JOHN S. ISA K UK.
Dec. 6tb, 1873. 15:Wtf
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DR. MINTIE & CD S great success in the above
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Special Treatment testify positively that they can.
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Everybody ho uses it recommends it.
Price SI M per Uottle.
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THE ONLY two medicines which reallv act uoon
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which acts gently upon the Liver and removes all ob
structions. Price per box, 25 cents. To be had of
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ment given, at iu. u auuev ait.
San Francisco, July II, 1878. is 32m6
FRUIT TREES AND SEEDS!
The Coast HiU&Nursery
"VFFER A FINE AND CAREFULLY GROWN
FRUIT AND NTJT TREES
to suit the times. Also an assortment of Gnrcf en
Mem. All our seeus ate carefully tested. Seeds
in packets sent by mail, post-paid, on receipt of price
10 cent3. A few varieties choice Flower Seedg at the
Vegetable Plants and Flow era
for sale in the Spring. Orders by mail will receive
prompt attention. Address
ED. C. PHELPS, Manager,
Newport, Benton County, Oregon.
Dec. 20, 1878. 15:71m4.
ALL PERSONS KNOWING THEMSELVES
indebted to the late firm of B. T. Taylor A
Co.. are herehv nntifind tn Mm fnrA
settle laid indebtedness immAHini.lv ant
costs, as oar business mast be closed ap.
O. 1. 1A1LUK CO.
Corvsilis 13, 1878. 15:46tf.
WOODCOCK k BALDWIN,
(Successors to J. R. Bay ley li Co. ,)
EEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND AT THE
old stand, a large and complete stock of
Heavy and Shelf Hardware,
IRON, STEEL, TOOLS, STOVES,
Manufactured and Horns Made
TIJST AND COrPEJi WARE,
Pumps, Pipe, etc.
A GOOD TINNER constantly on hand, and
all Job Work neatly and quickly done.
Also Agents Tor Knapp, Burrell A Co., fo
the sale of the best and latest improved
of all kinds, together with a full assortment
Sole Agents for the celebrated
ST. LOUIS CHARTER OAK STOVES
the BEST IN THE WORLD. Also the Nor
man Range, and many other patterns, in all
sizes and styles.
Particular attention paid to Farmers'
wants, and the supplying extras for Farm Ma
chinery, and all information as to such articles,
furnibed cheerfully , on application.
No pains will be spared to furnish our cus
tomers with the best goods in market, in oui
line, and at lowest prices.
Our motto shall be. prompt and fair dealing
with all. Call and examine our stock, before
going elsewhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
WOODCOCK A BALDWIN.
Corvallis, Jan. 2fi. 18 . 14:4tf
Saved by a Song.
BAZAR o FASHION
CORVALLIS, - - OREGON.
MRS. E. A. KNIGHT
HAS JUST RECEIVED FROM SAN
Fit A i CISCO, and l'CRT
L.A!VI, the Largest and Beat Stock of
DRESS TRIMMINGS, ETC.,
Ever brought to Corvallis, which she will
sell at prices that
Ladies are rpspectfull y invited to call and
examine her goods and prices before pur
Rooms at residence, two blocksnorth
of Gazkttb office.
Corvallis, May 2, 1878. 14:lt6f
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
WILL PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS
in the State.
Having bad four years experience as County
Judge, and given close attention tc Probate
matters, I i.iii well prepared to attend to all
business in that line ; also contested RoBd
Matters. I will give strict and prompt atten
tion to collections, and as beretolore will du a
and Qeneral Business Agency.
Local Agent of
Home Mntual Insurance Co.
ce up-stairs in Fisber's new brick.
middle room, with Judge Burnett. Entrance
at rear end of building on Monroe Street.
THE STAR BAKERY,
MAIN STREET, CORVALLIS .
HENRY WARRIOR, PROPRIETOR.
FAMILY SUPPLY STORE!
DREAD. CAKES, PIES, CANDIES, TOYS,
Etc., Always on Hand.
Corvallis, Jan. 1 1877. 14:2t
T) "C' CJ rTl bteiness you can engage in. $5
JD Juio -L $20 per day made by any
worker ot either sex, right in their own lo
calities. Particulars and samples worth 5
free. Improve your spare time at this busi
ness. Address Stinson & Co., Portland,
Cor. Second and Monroe Sts.,
KEETS CONSTANTLY OK HAND ALL
Work done to order on abort notice, at rea
J. A. ENIOHT.
Corvallis Jan. 1, IS 7. 14:1 tf
It was Christmas Eve. A cold, old-fash
inoned Cliirstmas, with snow lyinc thick on nq P(.hr of h
the ground and still falling heavily, with a 1 anj a voun"
tench ot tog in the air. It was past ten
o'clock, and the streets and lanes of the
great city were all but deserted. Merchant
and broker, clerk and warehouseman, and
the rest of the busy crowd who had
thronged those streets by day had rn3 by
one drifted away to their ho"?es, and the
lofty warehouses loomed black and forbid
ding over the silent thoroughfares. Here
ai.d there the gleam of a solitary window
struggled ineffectually with the outer dark
ness, and served but to bring into stronger
relief the general gloom and solitude.
And nowhere was the darkness deeper or
the sense of desolation more profound
than in St. Winifred's court. St. Winifred's
is one of those queer little alleys which in
tersect the heart of Eastern London, and
consists, with one exception, of houses let
out as offices, and utterly deserted at night.
The court is bouuded on the one side by St.
Winifred's church, while in one corner
stands a quaint old house, occupying a near
ly triangular piece of ground, and forming
the exception releired to, having been for
many years the residence of St. Winifred's
organist, Michael Fray.
The only sign of life on this Christmas
Eve, in St. Winifred's court, was a gleam of
flickering fire-light proceeding from one of
the windows of the quaint three-cornered
house in which Michael Fray passed his soli
tary existence. Many years before the pe
riod of our story, the same month had taken
from him wife and child, and Michael Fray
had lived desolate, his only companion be
ing the rare old organ, the friend and- com
panion of his lonely hours. The loss of his
wife and daughter had left him without kith
or kin. His father and mother had died in
his early life, an only brother, a gifted but
wayward youth, had in early life run away
to sea, and had there found a watery grave.
Being thus left alone in the world, Michael
Fray s love for music, which had always
been the most marked feature of his charac
ter, had become intensified into an absolute
passion. Evening after evening, when dark
ness had settled on the city, and none could
complain that his music interfered with bus
iness or distracted the attention from the
noble clink of gold, he was accustomed to
creep quietly into the chuch and there "talk
to himself," as he called it, at the old organ,
tfhich answered him back again with a ten
der sympathy and power of consolation'
which no mere human listener could ever
The organ at St. Winifred was of com
paratively small size, and made but scanty
6how of pipes and pedals ; but the black
ened case and yellow, much-worn keys had
been fashioned by the cunning brain r.nd
skillful lingers of Father Smith " himself,
and never had the renowned organ-builder
piece of work
hurriedly closing the door behind him, step
ped into the snowy night.
For some hours before Michael Fray was
start'ed as we have related, by the mysteri-
brother a song, an old man
uirl had been making their
way cityward from the southeastern side of
Both walked wearily, as though they had
tramped for a long distance ; and once or
twice the young girl wiped away a tear,
though she strove hard to hide it from her
companion, and forced herself to speak with
a cheerfulness in strange contrast with her
sunken cheeks and footsore gait. Every
now and then, in passing through the more
frequented streets, they would pause, and
the old man, who carried a violin, would
strike up some old ballad tune with a vigor
and power of execution which even his
frost-nipped fingers aud cold, weary limbs
could not wholly destroy ; while the girl,
with a sweet though very sad voice, accom
panied him with appropriate words. But
their attempts were miserably unproduc
tive. Lu such bitter weather few who could
help it would stay away from their warm
firesides ; and those whom stern necessity
kept rftit of doors seemed only bent on dis
j at'jhing their several tasks, and to have no
time or thought to expend on a couple of
wandering tramps singing by the roadside.
Still they toiled on, every now and then
making a stop at some hkely corner, only
too often ordered to " move on " by some
stern policeman. As they drew nearer to
the city and the hours grew later, the passers-by
grew fewer and farther between, and
the poor wanderers felt that it was idle even
to seek tor charity in those deserted streets.
At length the old man stopped and groaned
"What is it, grandfather dear? Don't
give up now when we have come so far.
Lean on me -do ; I'm hardly tired at all,
and I dare say we shall do better to-morrow."
" To-morrow ! " said the old man, bitter
ly, "to-morrow it will be too late. I don't
mind hunger and I don't mind cold, but the
shme of it, the disgrace after struggling
against it all these years to come to the
workhouse at last ! It isn't for myself I
mind beggars musn't bo choosers ; and,
I dare say, better men than I have slept in
a casual ward ; but you, my tender little
Lily ! The thought breaks my heart it
kills me ! " And the old man sobbed
' ' Dear grandfather, you are always think
ing of me, rrid never of yourself ! What
does it matter after all '! It's only the
name of the thing. I'm sure I don't mind
it one bit." The shudder of horror which
passed over the girl's frame gave the lie to
her pious falsehood. " I dare say it is not
so bad ; and, after all, something may hap
pen to prevent it even now."
" What can happen, short of a miracle, in
these deserted streets ? "
" Well, let us hope for the miracle, then,
dear. God has never quito deserted us in
father's feet, a picture of quiet happiness ;
and sang sweet songs to please two old men,
while Michael lovingly traced in her soft
teatures tancitul likenesses to his lost .Nellie,
me strange similarity, ol the sweet voices
aiding the tender illusion.
And surely no happier family party was
gathered together in nil England, that
Christmastide, than the little groupe round
Michael Fray's quiet fireside.
"Well, grandfather, dear," said Lily, af
ter a pause, " wont you believe in miracles
'-' My darling !" said the old man, his
voice broken with emotion, "God forgive
me for ever having doubted Him."
turned out a more skillful
manship. And Michael Fray, by use of , our deepest troubles, and I don't
years and tender study, had got by heart 'that He will forsake us now."
every pipe and stop in the rare old instru- As she spoke she drew her thin shawl
rr.ent, and had acquired an almost magical I closely around her, shi vering in spite of her
power in bringing out its teuderest notes j self under the cold blast that seemed to
and noblest hai monies. , receive no check from her scanty coverings.
Hear him this Christmas Eve, as he sits I Again the pair crept on, and, passing be
before the ancient keyboard, one feeble neatn the lofty wall of St. Winifred's church,
candle glinimerina over the well-worn page
before hirr, i i k' ring wierdly over the
ancient carving, aud calling into momentary
life the effigies of mitred abbot and mailed
crusader. A fecb!e old man, whose pands i
stood beneath it for a temporary shelter
from the driving wind arid snow. While so
standing they caught the sound of the or
gan faintly pealing within.
"JSoble music, exclaimed the old man,
ot iile have all but run out ; a sadly weaK as the hnal chords died away ; "noble mu
and tremulous old man, with sinking hands j sic. and a soul in the playing. That man,
and dim, uncertain eyes. But, when they j whoever he may be, should have a generous
were placed upon those yellow keys the ! heart.
shaking hands shake no longer ; the feeble
sight finds no labor in the well remembered
pages. Under the touch of Michael Fray's
deft fingers, the ancient organ becomes in
stinct with life and harmony. The grand
old masters lend their noblest strains, and,
could they revisit the earth, need ask no
From the saddest wail of sorrow to sweet
est strain of consolation from the dirge of
the loved and lost to the p;ean of the jubi
lant victor each shade ot human passion,
each tender message of divine encourage
ment, takes form and color in succession,
under the magic of that old man's touch.
Thus, sometimes borrowing the songs of
other singers, sometimes wandering into
quaint .Eolian harmonies, the spontaneous
overflow of his own genius, Michael Fray
sat and made music, charming the sorrow to
Time crept on, but the player heeded it
not, till the heavy bell in the tower above
his head boomed forth the hour of midnight
and called him to reality again. With two
or three wailing minor chords he brought
his wierd improvisation to an end.
" Dear me," he said with a heavy sigh,
" Christmas again ! Christmas again ! How
many times I wonder will this be the last ?
and yet Christmas comes again and finds me
here still, all alone. First poor Dick ; and
then my darling Alice and little Nell all
gone ! Young and bright and merry all
t-alron I And here am 1 old and friendless
knows best ! "
While thus thinking alond, the old man
was apparently searching for something
among his masic books, and now prduced
an ancient page of manuscript, worn almost
to fragments, but pasted for preservation on
a piece of paper of later date.
" Ye3, here it is poor Dick's Christmas
song '. What a sweet voice he had, dear
boy ! If he had only lived but there I
I'm murmuring again. God's will be
done ! "
He placed the masic on the desk before
i - j r - r.
mill, ail.., cti Le. .ft ...uuiuik o pi.uoc. ill
tender, flute-like tones to play the melody,
at the same time crooning the words in a
feeble voice. He played one verse of the
song, then stopped and drew his sleeve
across his eyes.
The sense of his desolation appeared to
come anew upon him ; he seemed to shrink
down, doubly old, doubly feeble, doubly
forsaken- when lo ! a marvel ! Suddenly
from the lonely street, in that chill mid
night, came the sound of a violin, and a
sweet voice singing the self-same tender air
the song written by his dead and gone
brother forty years before.
The effect oh Michael Fray was electrical.
For a moment he staggered, but caught at
the keyboard before him and held it with a
" Am I dreaming or are my senses leaving
me ? Poor Dick's Christmas carol ; and I
could almost swear the voice is my own
Nellie's. Can this be death at last, and are
the angels welcoming me home with the
song I love so dearly ! No, surely ; either
I am g"ing, or that is a real, living voice.
But whose whose ? Heaven help me' to
find out ! "
And with his whole frame quivering with
excitement without pausing even to close
the organ or to extinguish his flickering can
dle, the old mon groped his way down the
narrow stair which led to the street, and,
" Hush, grandfather," said the girl, "he
is beginning to play again."
Scarcely had the music commenced, how
ever, than the pair glanced at each other in
"Lily, darling, do you hear what he is
playing !" said the old man hi an excited
" A strange coincidence !" the girl replied.
"Strange ! It is more than strange ! Lily,
darling, who could play that song ?"
The melody came to an end, and all was
silence. There was a moment's pause, and
then, as if by a common impulse, the 6ld
man drew his bow across the strings, and
the girl's sweet voice caroled forth the sec
ond verse of the song.
Scarcely had they ended, when a door
opened at the foot of the church tower just
beside them, and Michael Fray, bareheaded,
with his scanty locks blown about by the
wind, stood before them. He hurried for
ward, aud then stood still, shame-faced, be
wildered. The song had called up the vis
ion of a gallant yountr sailor, full of health,
as Michael had seen his brother for the last
time on the day when he sailed on his fatal
voyage. He had hurried forth, forgetting
the years that had passed, full of tender
memories of happy, boyish days, to find,
alas ! only a couple of wandering beggars
singing for bread.
' I beg your pardon, he said, striving
vainly to master the emotions ; " you sang a
song just now which winch a song which
was a favorite of a dear friend of mine many
years ago. Will you will you tell me
where you got it?"
"By the best of titles, sir," the old fid
dler answered, drawing himselt up with a
touch of artistic pride, " I wrote it myself,
words an.i music both."
" Nay. sir," said Michael sternly, "you
rob the dead. A dearly beloved brother of
mine wrote that song some forty years ago. '
" Well, tfpo my word !" said the old fid
dler, waxing wroth, "then your brother
must have stolen it from me. What might
this precious brother's name be, pray "
" An honest name, a name I am proud to
speak, said Michael, tiring up in his turn;
" his name was Bichard Fray !"
The old street musician staggard as though
he hatl received a blow.
"What!" he exclaimed, peering eagerly
into the other's face; "then you are my
brother Michael, for I am Bichard Fray."
Half an hour later, and the brothers so
long parted, so strangely brought together,
were seated around a roaring fire in Michael
Fray's quaint three-cornered parlor. Mi
chael's stores had been ransacked for warm,
dry clothing for 'the wanderers. Drawers
long closed, yielding, when opened, a sweet
scent of la-render, and containing homely
skirts and bodices, kept still in loving mem
ory of little Nell, gave tip their treasures
for Lilly's benefit and Bichard Fray's snow
soddett clothes were replaced by Michael's
choicest coat and softest slippers. ,
The wanderers had done full justice to a
plentiful meal, and jug of punch now steam
ed on the hob and was laid under frequent
contributions, while Richard Fray toltl the
story of thirty years' wanderings, and the
brothers found how it had come to pass that,
each thinking the other dead, they had liv
ed their lives, married, and buried their dear
ones being sometimes but a few miles apart,
and yet as distant as though severed by the
grim divider himself.
And Lilly sat on a cushion at ner grand -
REPLY TO 1K. CARTER.
Siletz, Jan. 31, 1879.
Editor Gazette : Dear Sir When I
wrote for your paper, some time ago, a brief
account of the condition of things on the
reservation, I little thought that any one
would consider it a eulogy on the Agent, or
on the management here. I only intended
to make a fair, truthful statement of facts,
as I know thein to exist. What was my as
tonishment, however, to read an article in
your issue of January 24th, signed by X.,
(which is known here to be Dr. F. M. Car
ter) he having, at last, given to the public
his real name in a similar article published
ia the Weekly Oregon Statesman of the same
date. Now if the statements made by me
were true, their deuial by the Doctor will
not make them false. If, on the other hand,
they are false, for me to repeat them would
not make them true. If they are false, it
is something singular that every one that
has visited this reservation since I have
been here, and have written anything about
it, have seen things and described thein sub
stantially as I have done.
One charge the Doctor brings against me
is that some twelve years ago, when I was
here under the Hon. Ben Simpson, "I wrote
still greater accounts of the progress of the
Indians ;" "said the reservation produced
abundance for the Indians to live on, and
some to sell." Now if the above statement
being a greater one than my last, was false,
how is it that the Dr. under same date, in
his article in the Statesman, condemning the
management of affairs here, should use the
following language : " When in other days,
under different management, the Indiana
had then barns and potato houses full and
hundreds of bushels to sell." Now if Dr.
Carter could write the above statements on
the same day, why did he not go' further
aud say that every statement in my last ar
ticle was true ? He knows that they are true.
The trouble is, that Mr. Bagley, for causes
satisfactory to himself, discharged the Dr.
from duty here. And the crime that I have
committed is that I succeeded him. I did
not seek a place here ; I oamo here by invi
tation, and not until the Dr. had been re
lieved. My father taught me that if I could not
say anything good of a person not to say
anything bad. Now I hsVe known Dr.
Carter for eight or ten years, and the good
that 1 have known of him is not worth nam
ing, so I will leave him to his own reflections.
Perhaps he may live long enough to learn
that it is not always best to thow off on old
friends too early ; the time may come that
he may need them.
I am sorry, Mr. Editor, to intrude this
upon you and your readers ; but it did seem
some notice should be made of the Doctor,
and I promise him and you that I shall give
him no further notice. Yours truly,
Of all social apologies that one is the worst
which apologizes for not calling or failing to"
return a call. No lady lays herself so open
to a cut direct as she who says, " I have
bjen intending to call on you," or " I have
been intending to return your call." For
the party addressed, if disposed to give of
fense ill return for the offenso implied, could
so easily say, " It is no matter, thank you."
or in case a lady apologizes by saying she is
sorry she has so long been tardy in this so
cial ceremony, the party addressed could say,
"Ah, indeed, I had not noticed your ab
sence. " To be sure this would be an inex
cusable piece of rudeness, but it may well
be questioned whether genuine politeuess
would not dictate a different form of address
or way of putting it than the usual one. To"
apologize for not calling, or returning a call,
implies that the person offering it regards
such call as honoring the person addressed.
This is not really polite. What would be a
suitable and proper form for making at once"
an explanation and a suitable apology for
such remissness. Wc would suggest that a
suitable form of expression would be, "Ire
grot that circumstances over which I had no
control have so long deprived me of the
pleasure of make your acquaintance." This
certainly implies that the compliment, if
there is any, is on the other side. But il).
that society whose basis is genuine worth
and congeniality no such occasions of pique
at small remissness in social etiquette can
find a place. When one human soul meets
another human soul and each looks at the"
other with honest eyes querying,' "What
treasures of mind anc' heart hast thou to be
stow on me?" or "How can I bless and
comfort thee ?" there is no standing upon'
ceremony. There is no account made of the
order of calls ; there is no alternation of vis
its required. They seek each other because
each has something of mental or spiritual
riches to give or take. There are ho consid
erations of difference in social rank or style
of living. She of the palatial mansion may
find her most congenial and helpful friend iu
the small, poorly furnished tenement. The
lieiietration that guides and directs such as
sociation is of the loftiest order, and in such
association is found the mo3t helpful, the
most delightful ami the best society m the
world. London World.
Drilling: vs. Rroadcaxt Sowing;;
Editor Gazette : On traveling over T: inn,
Lane aud Benton counties lately, I have ob
served closely and made inquiry as to the
merits of broadcast sowing and drilling of
fall wheat, and I find with but very few ex
ceptions the verdict is on behalf of drilling.
During our long, dry, frosty weather here
this winter, the clods and loose earth along
the drills dissolved and settled down upon
the roots of the wheat, thereby increasing
the depth of earth upon the roots of the
wheat. Again, the wheat can be put in by
the drill to a depth beyond freezing out,
even in a hard winter ; and then there is
twenty-five per cent, gained in the amount
of seed sowri per acre; if drilled in. If
wheat is sown broadcast early in the seasoii,
well put in in loose, dry ground, it can get a
good hold in the earth and hold its own, let
the season be cold or wet. But late sown
wheat, smooth-surface and shallow covering.
is subject to freeze out or drown out ; and
more eccr is required per acre, if sown
broadcast. But in all cases, the lands should
be well drained, so as to afford a passage to
the surplus waters in the "misty" season to
And though digressing, let me urge the
great utility in thorough ditching in all our
low, wet lands, and of deep plowing m tne
o a... nlnma IT. t.hft S.ITIUIT.
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thorough harrowing. David Newsojle.
Corvallis. February, 1879.
You wilfnot bes"orryfor hearing Jief ore
jUF"thinkina before speaking.
i .u: n,rrv toncrne.
r or noming -w r
For stouoing the ear - "STl
For dlsEng rnst of the floating scan-
lh . Wink a fallen man.
For Wng patent toward everybody.
For doing good to all men
For walking uprightly before God.
For lading up treasures in heaven.
For asking pardon for all wrongs.
For speaking evil of no one.
For being courteous to all.
A postmaster is a man of letters ;
. u mr" nvfitor is a man of words.
but a real estate agent is a man of
From th5 Portland Bee.
THE Cai3.XfiC.viB; QUESTION.
The Constitutional Convention of
CaHterniais wrestling with the Chinese'
problem, and studying sonre way to
solve it satisfactorily ihat will not be
inconsistent with the laws and treat-
f the United States. With the
i most reasonable the cry is not entire
lly that "the Chinese must go," but
j the question is how to prevent immi
givttion, and to take some steps to
send the mosi depraved and criminal
class out of the State. A speech
lately made in the convention by
John F. Miller, an eminent citizen of
San Francisco, published in the Rec
ord Union, handles the whole subject
iu a very able manner.
Men migrate in search of food. Alt
migrations from the cradle of man,
in the east, towards the west, have
been caused by overflow of popula
tion in search of food. This has con
imued until the course of migration,
having iu its progress developed a
higher ci vilizaliffn and greater men
tal power than was left behind in
Asia, thousands of years ago, stands
on the Western shore of the very
Occident and looks over the pathless
Seas towards the lands of the un
changed Orient, with no farther
bounds for immigrations to possess.
The tide has turned. The Chinese,
whose millions are starving at homey
take ship and cross the ocean to -reach
the Oi ciilent in search pf food. All
migrations have been in search' of
food, and have not been considered
permanent. The first who crossed
the ocean to America did not come
to stay, and many returned, but
America was peopled and, the popu
lation of the United States to-day,
by the natural latio shoVirn by Mal
thus, will in a century more number
two hundred millions. We do not
need a base and degraded mixture of
an inferior race to help this people to"
greatness. They have come to earn
bread, but they will stay, as all other
migrations have become permanent,
if they are permitted to remain.
The question of "cheap labor" is
handled very ably. Imrrrigrations
have been a blessing to lire United
States, because they brought men
who established homes and whose
accumulations made the nation's
wealth greater. They were ot our
race and have now become our peo
ple, while the Chinese are a substitu
tion of a foreign element for the Cau
casion immigration that has advan
tasred the Eastern States. The effect'
of Chinese immigration is to deter
while labor from coming to this coast,
to banish from our midst the homes,
schools, churches and social institu
tions supported by white labor, and
to lower and debase a social structure
we otherwise should elevate ana
An army surgeon says he never
saw but one man Who hadn't rather
o-o into battle than to have a tooth
drawn, and that man was a coward.
The man who was "bent on mat
rimony" straightened up afterwards.-
Meriden Recorder. And was prob
ably fooled to the top ot bis bent.
M. Y. JEoenmg Mail.
A man spent three weeks in an un
successful" effort to teach his parrot a
verse of Scripture. Ine same bird,
in the succeeding four weeks, learned
to swear frightfully without a teacher.
Parrots and boys are noarly alike in