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All notices and advertisements intended for publication should bo' handed in by no n oi WjlniiJi, F. A. CHENOWETH, .Attorney at Law, CORVALLIS OREGON. 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, C0BVALLI3, OREGON. 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, (city attorney,) ATTORNEY AT LAW, PORTLAND, OREGON. 0 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, PHILOMATH, OREGON. DISEASES OF WOMEN A SPECIALTY". RESI denes in Westlake.s Bui'din, corner of First and Lyon streets. 13:32t. DR. F. A. VINCENT, DENTIST, 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. AML3 UKAKE. WILLIAil OEANT DRAKE & GRANT. MERCHANT TAILORS, 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, ALL KINDS. g3TA work warranted and at reduced rates. 12:13tf II. E. HARRIS, One Door South of Graham & Hamilton's. COttVALLIS - - - OKECJO.lf. Groceries, provisions, AND IT- Gr Corvallis, Jan. 3, 1878. ODS 16:lyl. J. BLUMBERCt, (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 for goods. March 7, 1878 15:10tf W. C. CRAWFORD, ,,. DEALER IN &3L WATCHES, OIi JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, SIVER WARE, ETC Also, 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. Specialties; Surgery, Obstetrics, and Dieases of Women and Children. 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. R3BERT N.BAKER, 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. Grain Storage! 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 pay tne 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. o (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. 15:4Gtf. EMPIRE MARKET 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 LOUNA SAUSAGK. 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 ASTONISHING CURES Of Nervous Debility, Lost Manhood, Paralysis, F.xhiUistcd Vitality, Im paired memory, Mental Diseases, Weakness of Reproductive Organs, etc., etc., By the GreatEnglisli Remedy, sia ASTL :y COOPER'S VITAL RESTORATIVE TT &ESTO&ES HEARING AND STRENGTHENS 1 the Eyesight. It is not a QUACK NOSTRUM. i ti L-'r..-ut t are por.naiient. It has no equal. It ia neither a STIMULANT NOR EXCITANT, hut it will do the work thoroughly and well. DR. MINTIE & CD S great success in the above complaint U largely due to the use of this wonderful Medicine. Priee S3 00 per bottle, or four times the quantity for 10 sent secure from observation upon RfCCKlPT OF PRICE. None genuine without the sicnature of the propri etor, A. E. MINTIE, M D. Pnydicians say these troubles cannot be cured. The VITAL RESTORATIVE and Dr. Mintie & Co's Special Treatment testify positively that they can. Thorough examination and advice, including anal' sis, $5 00. Address D. 13. A. mi If TIE, m. (Craduate of University of Pennsylvania, and late Resident Surgeon, Orthapmdic llospital, Philadei- pnia. Office Hours 10 A. M. to 2 P. M. daily ; 6 to 8 ev eniiijjs. Sundays, 11 A M. to 1 P. M. only. 15:32mtJ. Tli il GREATEST Kidney and Bladder Medicine ! B 'rilE WORLD! . MINTIE's VEGETABLE MEPIIREIldtl For Inflammation of the Kidneys or Bladder, Pain in the ttack, liabctse, Bright's Disease, etc. TEY IT ! One bottle will convince you of its Great Merit. Ask your Drujist for it and take no other. Everybody ho uses it recommends it. Price SI M per Uottle. To be had of all Druggists, or of the Proprietor, at ii nearny atreet, oan rrancisco, (jaiuomia. DR. MINTIE S ENGLISH DANDELION PILLS! THE ONLY two medicines which reallv act uoon the LIVER, one is Mercury or Blue Pill, and the other THOUSANDS of Constitutions have been destroy ed by Mercury or Blue Pill, and Calomel. The only SAFE Remedy is DR. MINTIE'S Dandelion Combina tion, which is purely VEGETABLE, which acts gently upon the Liver and removes all ob structions. Price per box, 25 cents. To be had of all Druggists. All letters should be directed to, and special treat 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 siock oi 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 same price. 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. SETTLE UP. 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, K (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, IRIN GES, 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 FARM MACHINERY, of all kinds, together with a full assortment AUHIUULTUKAL IMPLEMENTS. 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. Fresxi Goods AT THE 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 MILLINERY GOODS, DRESS TRIMMINGS, ETC., Ever brought to Corvallis, which she will sell at prices that Defy Oom.peti.tio3. Ladies are rpspectfull y invited to call and examine her goods and prices before pur chasing elsewhere. aobncv pon Mme. DEMOREST'S RELIABLE PATTERNS. Rooms at residence, two blocksnorth of Gazkttb office. Corvallis, May 2, 1878. 14:lt6f E. HOLGATE, 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 REAL ESTATE, 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. vl5n2Stf. THE STAR BAKERY, MAIN STREET, CORVALLIS . HENRY WARRIOR, PROPRIETOR. FAMILY SUPPLY STORE! GrROCiJRIES, 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, Maine. 15:12yl AUGUST KNIGHT, CABINET MAKER. UNDERTAKER, Cor. Second and Monroe Sts., CORVALLIS, OREGON, KEETS CONSTANTLY OK HAND ALL kinds of Work done to order on abort notice, at rea sonable rates. 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 have afforded. 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 London. 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 aloud. "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 aloud. ' ' 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 believe 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 now ?" '-' 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 better interpreter. 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 temporary sleep. 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 convulsive grasp. " 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 breathless surprise. "Lily, darling, do you hear what he is playing !" said the old man hi an excited whisper. " 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, John Bosweei. SOCIAL APOLOGIES. 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 pass away. 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. lllll, OU.l Oil!....' ! ) ' - 1 thorough harrowing. David Newsojle. Corvallis. February, 1879. NOT SORBY. 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 dal. 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 deeds. 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 improve. 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 this respect.