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WEEKLY MUUft W
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE STATE
OFFICIAL PAPER FOR BENTON COUNTY
Gorvallis, Feb. 21, 1879.
Upon the fourth pace of the Ga
zette we puWish, -in full, the reports
of Col. JhO. M. Wilson, Major Corps
of Engineers, -l S. A., and 11. A
Habersham, assistant engineer. It is
one of the most important, as well as
interesting documents, that we ever
had the pleasure of lairtg before our
leaders, and is taken from a grand
speech on the commerce of the North
Pacific Coast, by Hon. J. H. Mitchell
in the Senate of the United States,
January 10, 1879. Senator M., asks
tie question : " Shall we have a ma
rine asylum for ships ?'' and handles
the subject in Ihs qwn happy and
masterly style. The entire speech,
of 36 pages, tine type,-is filled w ith
unanswerable arguments in favor of
such an asylum, and the reports re
ferred to clearly indicate that Cape
Poulweather is the most practicable
point for such harbor of refuge. Ac
cording to estimates given, an outlay
of little more than half a million of
dollars at Cape Foulweather will
complete a breakwater that would
be worth millions of dollars-to com
merce, " the benefit of which would
be felt by every vessel navigating
the Pacific oeean between San Fran
cisco and the Strait of Fuca."
The necessity for a harbor of re
ftlge on this coast, is too apparent to
every intelligent citizen to need any
further argument by us. To show
this necessity. Senator Mitchell com
piles a tabular statement ot mari
time disasters north of San Franciseo
from January 1,-1661 to December
31,- 1639, making 13 pages. The
name of every vessel, date, place arid
amount of loss, are given. It is an
appalling list. With a harbor of
refuge at Capo Foulweather, but few
of these losses would have occurred.
Senator Mitchell also gives the report
of Col. Wilson upon the examina
tion of Port Orford harbor the low
FROM THE CAPITAL.
Salem, Feb. 16, 1879.
Editor Gazette: The clock of
life has marked another week upon
the dial of time since I wrote you
last, although its course has not been-
signalized with any strange or strik
ing event in this the city of churches.
It has been stormy, disagreeable
weatber, with an occasional streak of
sunshine to dispel the irloom of over
hanging eland Rainbows have
made their appearance two consecu
tive mornings, which, you know an
old saw bids sailors take warning.
Whetber or no it has any reference to
land lubbers I am uable to say, but
positive Iain that same very unpleas
ant weather hasr succeeded those of
Wednesday and Thursday last.
The Supreme Court has been grind1
ing all the week on that old railroad
case of Haliaday vs. Elliott ct al, and
it will probably take the greater por
tion of this week to finish reading
the testimony, and several days
more will be required in arguing' Che
case, some of the best legal talent of
the State being employed on eithei
side. Messrs. J. N. Dolph, Esq., and
E. C. Bronongh; Esq., representing
the plaintiff', and W. II.EfBnger, Esq.,
the defense. The case was carried
up from the Marion county court and
involves quite a sura of money. No
decision has been announced on the
Burch mandamus question involving
the issuance of warrant by the Sec
retary of State on tlib deficiency fund
appropriated by the last legislature
a question in which a great rramoer-of
claimants throughout the Stale feet a
deep interest. A decision will prob
ably be arrived at during the ensuing
week. The Supreme Court is now at
work on the docket from this, the
third, district, leaving the fourth and
fifth districts yet to dispose of, with
but few cases in the last named juris
Speaking of matters of public im
portance, it is astonishing what a
deep interest is manifested in tJie
Chinese immigration bill now pending-
in the Senate of the United
States. And still it is not to be won
dered at, after all, as the matter is
one that is of vital interest to this
coast, which is being literally overrun
by these representatives of cheap !aJ
bor and the passage of the present
act. nrohrbitinsr the master of anv
est estimated cost of a breakwater at i 0:k" f.., u-;n.;n
that place, however, is $3,427,000.
We intend, next week, to give this
to this country to exceed fifteen Chi
nese passengers, will, we feer conn-
report, also. As before remarked,! provea biessnig t0 the entire
we desire a full and fair investigation j pa(;ific B,ope It is to be h&pe(i the
of all the facts relative to the com- ... . & . f ...
! l n n i
petmg points ior a naroor cr reiuge.
and then let the work be constructed
at the most available place-. It would
not be good policy on the part of
govemnient, however, to spend mil
lions of doHars upon a public work
at one plaee, when the same benefits
could be derived by expending halt
a million at another place. Lvt there
be no' partiality in this matter. We
are willing that Cape Foulweather
shall stand or fall upon its own mer
its. But we are satisfied that every
unprejudiced person will say, upon a
careful study of the reports- thai the
bay north of Cape Foulweather is
just the place for a harbor of refuge.
Again, we urae a careful perusal of
the reports upon Foul weather harbor,'
on' our fourth page.
MCMINNVILLEAHff THE R. R.
The enterprising little town of
pears in print. By the way, howev
er, is them not a loop hole through
British Columbia which it would be
well to spike. What is there to pre-'
vent t) eir landing at Victoria, by the
ship load, and thence crossing into
Washington Territory scattering far
and near at their leisure? This emer
gency may have been provided for,
but if so, we are not a ware of the
The young folks or this city gave
an entertainment at the Opera House
on- Wednesday1 evening last for the
benefit of the Congregational Church,
which was largely attended and gave
very general satisfaction; Prof. Dia
mond's orchestra tarnished the music
for the occasion, and C. B.- Moores,
Esq;, delivered the address, taking
for his subject, "The Drama.'"
Charlie, we had always supposed, was
"a Methodist born and bred," but Ins
McAlinnville, m iamhill county, J remarks on this occasion proved only
don't propose to be lett "out in the ! too tl-uly the falsity of our surmises,
cold" when the west side road is com- j we are SHnrised to note the ra
pleted from Portland up the valley. Ljdity with which he has degenerated.
The Yamhill BeKrter, in speaking of Why wou(1 yo,r believe it? he had
the prospects of that place, says
The object in Mr. Koehler's visit to this
piace last week was to submit a proposition
to the people of McMinville relative to the
building of the westside road through this
place on its extension up the valley. His
proposition was this : that the citizens of
this town and vicinity secure and donate to
the company the right of way from St. Jo
seph to a point somewhere in the neighbor
hood of W. J. Garrison's farm, about half
way-between this place and Amity ; and
also donate to them a strip of ground about
200x1400 feet in dimensions for depot
grounds in the town of McMinnville. To
tafce action m regard to this proposition a
meeting was called at Mohawk hall at one
o'clock yesterday. The hall was tilled with
an enthusiastic audience, among whom were
the representative men of the town and vicinity,-
and who proceeded to business by
selecting Hon. H. Warren for president,
and L: A. Newby, Esq., as secretary of the
meeting. Discussions and a general confer
ence followed, -which developed the iuforma.
tion that the claims for damages by different
parties along the line, and in this place,
amounted to about $4,000. Some of these
claims were considered by the assembly as
exorbitant, and after some further discus
sion a committee was selected to consult
with the parties claiming damages, with the
object of persuading thenv-to modify their
claims ; to examine into the matter of dam
ages themselves, and report the result of
their labors at the next meeting, to be held
on Wednesday next, the' 12th inst., at Mo
hawk hall. A subscription paper was passed
around 'and about $1, 1.30 subscribed to 'pay
on damages, and a committee was appointed
to circulate the paper throughout the com
munity for further contribution. The
amount already raised will be largely swelled
in a lew clays, and tne sum necessary to se
cure the road will, we are confident, be ob
tained with little or no difficulty.
The mother of Archie Brown, the convict
ed murderer has telegraphed she will come
to Psrtlanii!, immediately, from San Fran
t 'm&q. , Jin. Btown is 70 years of age. -
the audacity, in the face of all his
early moral training, to uphold the
legitimate drama ami bring for"
ward-argument after 'argument in de
fense of his theme. H said 1 he ex
pected to make some one mad by an
nouncing his views, but he did it
fearlessly, nevertheless, and his ad
dress was exeellerrt" throughout. Then
followed the production of that charm
ing littledi amma, "Among the Break
ers," with the following well known
ladies and gentlemen in the cast: F.
M. Bewley, M. N. Chapman, Geo.
W. Belt, George Gray, Samuel W.
Church, Charles M. Johns, Miss My
ra Belt, Miss Georgia Carpenter and
Miss Ella Breyman. It was carried
through quite successfully although
we are safe in our predictions- that
one or more of the amateurs will nev
er become successful professionals.
The programme, however, gave gen
eral satisfaction, -and the net proceeds
amounted to nearly one hundred' doi
lars The controversy among the faith
ful continues, and the battle cry with
Galoway now is, "The conflict deep
ens." "On ye braves, who rash to
glory or the grave;" whHe Wat
kinds and bis crew respond in sten
torian tones, "Lay on Macduff and
damned be he who cries hold,
enough," while outsiders lay back
and watch the sport with infinite de.
light. Ever and anon some enthusi
astic admirer of either of the chief
combatants "chips inland adminis
ters a side wiper1, and gracefully
retires from the field. Even Qnincy
A. Brooks, that sanctified little
swamp angel, rises to explain, and
boldly defies investigation. Verily,
Quincy has good cause to chirp. He
can make all the fuss he wants to, as
he alone has reaped the benefit of
about S29,000 spent by the adrhinis
t ration in approving (?) the title to
swamp lands. It cost that amount
to approve about 4,600 acres, and the
unterrified "Quincy A." succeeded in
gobbling up the entire tract. It cost
the State a little over $6.50 an acre,
Quincy, the little hero, gets it for
$1.00 per acre; 20 per Cent, of which
he charges for selecting it in the first
place. Fire, and fall back Quincy.
Others have the name, while you have
the game. You can Well afford to
be magnarfimous and give others a
chance to spread themselves" before
Since writing you last, tits Excel
lency the Governor, has made the
following appointments: - Notary's
Public Hetfekiah Caples, Columbia
City; Stephen V. Knor, Weston; W.
EL Holmes, Salem; N. B. Humphreys,
Albany: B. F. Sargent, Malhuer City;
T. J. Stites, Salem; A. Noltner, Port
land; and J. W. Kayburu, of your
Articles of incorporation filed :
Witdie Lodge No. 65 I. O.-O. F., of
Halsey; Lewisville Lodge No 44 I.
0. O. F., and Oohoco Lodge No. 46
1. O. O. F., Prineville.
Many ot our young folks are mak
ing active preparations for the mas
querade ball announced to take place
at Reed'sr Opera House on Friday
evening next. It being the first
public affair of the season, all but
insures its success. A number of the
elite of the city congregated at the
Chemeketa Hotel, on Friday evening
last; and enjoyed the pleasures of a
private ball and supper, the latter be
ing provided by Mathews, who, as a
landlord, is the highest trump in the
deck. It was a very pleasant affair
and thoroughly enjoyed by all pres
ent. The Salem Musical Society, under
the leadership of Prof. Kinross'; will
give a grand conceit here on the ev
ening of the 26th inst., in which he
will be assisted by several well
known Portland vocalists.
Mrs. N. H. Looney, nee Hattie
Clark,- has recently presented her
liege lord with a bouncing boy baby,
and congratulations are in order.
The last form of the report of the
Legislative Investigating Comrriittee
was worked off at the Stale printing
office yesterday. It will be in greater
demand during the next few weeks
than any book ever published on the
Pacific Coast. Waile has them for
sale, and contemplates purchasing the
entire Pacific Railway with the pro
ceeds. Ex. Gov. Chadwick has just re
turned to the city after a lengthy so
journ in Eastern Oregon Benton
county lias paid up her entire State
tax $12,329.52 W. J. Herroo, a
well known stock dealer, in this city,
has about 800 head of beef cattle up
near Hepner, in Umatilla county,
where, report says, the snow is five
feet deep. He feais the loss of the
entire band, and would today, dis
pose of his interest therein at greatly
reduced rates. .. .It. II. Price, mail
contractor between here and Sheridan
had a valuable horse drowned yester
day, while endeavoring to ford a
stream near Bethel It. is rumored
that II. M. Thatcher, our efficientand
courteous postmaster, has resigned
his office with a view to moving to
Eastern Oregon, and that Capt. L. S.
Scott will probably be appointed to
till the vaeancy. . . . W. li. Dunbar,
the well known temperance lecturer,
was, at last accounts, snowed in at
Weston, Umatilla county Ed. D.
and Harry Ed. C rand all, of this city,
were passengers on the last steamer
r . .. o T.- :. -Ti.-r.
THE WESTSIDE ROAD.
The location party of the Oregon Central
railroad (westside), were, several days since,
within a few miles of our city, and before
this reaches our readers, will, in all proba
bility, be locating the line of road through
our streets. So mote it he. The steel rails
for the extension of the road from the pres
ent terminus to Corvallis have been pur
chased, and are probably on the way hith
er. The grading will be pushed forward
with great rapidity from St. Joseph to this
place, the country being level, and but little
timber to be cleared, and but few bridges to
be built. The Oi egonian of the Kith inst.,
has the following cheering announcement :
The 0. C. B. R. Co. have recently con
tracted for another' lot of steel rails at the
Philadelphia rolling mills, making with the
amount secured by former contract, 4,200
tons, amply enough to'track the road from
St. Joe to Corvallis. Two thousand two
hundred tons have already been rolled, and
the first ship's cargo is neariy completed,
and will soon be on the way to this city.
Others will follow with quick dispatch.
The company has also contracted in the east
for three locomotives, three passenger coach
es and two baggage cars, and for the axles
and wheels necessary in the construction of
80 box cars, which, with the rolling stock
and motive power already on the road, will
put it in ready trim for the work of remov
ing next sea.-ions's grain crop. Contracts
have also been made with Fisher Steel, of
Bevverton, and T. R. Cornelius, ot Corne
lius, for 183.000 ties, all necessary for the
distance of the proposed extension. The lo
cating party is still in the (ield and have al
ready definitely located the line to a point
sonic miles south of Amity. The company
is now acquiring the right of way, and as
soon as this matter is settled will commence
grading, probably about the 1st of March.
The railroad company is dealing honestly
with the people in this matter, and there
can be no doubt but that its representations
are true and that the plans announced will
be fully curried out.
Editor Gazette : So lately-vas this man
clothed with official royalty. lint now,
stripped of authority, and his official acts
weighed in the balance and found wanting,
and classed with "Gobble," Kelh', Patrick
& Co., there is none so low as to do him
revergflce. In crowds, on the cars any
where and nearly everywhere, he hears
cutting taunts and bitter invectives from the
taxpayers of Oregon, and how money has
been filched from thein by base, unprinci
pled State officials. Even Democrats ( not
Gen. M. V. Brown, Noltner, nor the Merctay
man) are lavish of their curses on him and
his co-workers in frauds on the State Treas
ury. The ex-Governor was returning lately
from Roseburg, upon the cars, and several
men sat forward of him on the seats. One
man was pouring out some rather harsh lan
guage upon the State officials, when Chad
wick bristled up and peremptorily demand
ed what they were talking about. The chief
speaker was a very stout, resolute man, and
his eye indicated fight. He, however, re
plied with great sang froid, "we sre talking
about that hundred thousand dollars which
you State officers stole from the State Treas
ury of Oregon." Poor Chad's feathers fell,
and he retired to the farthest part of the car
and sat down a sadder man but said no
for San Francisco.
Good Movb. The Chinese restric
tion bill has passed the U. 8.' Senate
and became a law. The vote upon
its final passage, stood yeas, 3&
nays, 27. The bill-was supported by
the entire Pacific coast delegation,
ably assisted by Blaine and Thurman.
Conkling failed to control strength
to defeat the bill, although he did his
best in thaC direction.
A lady writes asking for a -poetical
name for a pictoresqne, tumble-down,
antique looking farm--'" Call it Lalla
Rookhery. You couldn't get a moore
antiqe or romantic name than that.
One of the most delicate bits of
humor in the Bible is Hosea's descrip
tion of Ephraim as "a cake not
turned." The prophet didn't want
to hurt Ephraim's feelings by calling
. America is exporting lager to Germany.
After that almost anything may be ' expect
ed. Does the gentleman who presides over
the place which Bob Ingersoll says doen't
exist, want to buy some brimstone ?
LIFE FOR LIFE.
EXECUTION OF JAMES COOK YESTERDAY AT
THE DALLES HE DIED AS HE LIVED, AN
ENIGMA TO ALL.
Special Dispatch to tlic Oreonian.
The Dalles, Feb. 7, 1870.
James Cook was executed here to-day at
1 o'clock. lie ate a hearty breakfast this
morning, and talked freely to everybody
that came to see him. He slept well last
night, and acted like a boy let loose from a
long term of school. A guard of ten armed
men was posted around the jail at 12:30.
rather Gauden, the Catholic priest, went to
Cook's cell at 12:35 and remained there un
til 1 o'clock, when they walked to the scaf
fold, the priest first, followed by Cook,
then the sheriff aud deputies,. Cook walked
with affirm stey, bareheaded, and was neatly
dressed. On reaching the scaffold Cook and
the priest sat down on the bench and Sheriff
Crssen read the death warrant, after read
ing which, he turned to Cook and asked him
if he had anything to say why the warrant
should not be executed. Cook answered, "I
have nothing to say." Crossen told him to
step on the trap, which he did, and his
ankles were strapped. Cook then took leave
of Sherilf Crossen, Father Gauden, Sheriffs
Xorden and Schuster and Deputy ShcrifF
At 15 r"inute3 past 1 the noose was adjust
ed on his neck, Cook moving his head for
ward to assist the sheriff. He looked up at
the sky with a calm smile and the sheriff
drew the black cap over his face, while he
stood Uke a statue. At 17 minutes past 1
o'clock the trap was sprung and Cook fell
three teet, dying without a struggle. His
neck was not broken but the vertebra were
(Uslocated. At 12 minutes the pulse ceased
to beat and in 22 minutes the attending phy
sicians, Morrison, Logan and Richardson,
pronounced life extinct. Hi.s body was then
cut down and given to his friends. Quite a
number of spectators, includicg a dozen wo
men, witnessed the appalling spectacle.
Good order was maintained during the exe
cution. Cook died as he lived, an enigma
and his real name will never be known.
A Fatal Surgical Operation. Afflict
ed with tumors in the stomach for seeral
years Mrs. Timmons, wife of Mr. Grossman
Timmons of Astoria, came to Portland a few
weeks since for medical treatment. Several
physicians of the city hearing of the case,
discussed it in ail its bearings, and finally con
cluded to perform a very difficult and dan
gerous operation to remove the tumors, sup
posing that but two existed. The patient
professed her willingness to the operation.
So that on Monday last all preliminaries ar
ranged she was placed under the influence of
chloroform, the necessary incision made in
the region of the stomach aud an examina
tion followed, disclosing five large tumors,
which the surgeon's knife soon removed. The
fearful strain she was subjected was too
much for- the woman's weak system, as she
survived the terrible ordeal but 30 hours.
Thehushand when he learned of the fearful
result of the operation was very much excit
ed, and regretted having permitted his wife
to undergo so fatal a trial. The remains will
be taken to Vancouver for burial, where the
deased had several relations residing. Port
land Bee, Feb. 12th.
A Bold Robbery. Last Thursday night
some burglarious scoundrel entered the resi
dence of Mr. Hibbard and managed to get
away wfth a vest which contained a very
valuable gold watch and chain. Mrs. Hib
bard awoke, and seeing the burglar sneak
ing along the bedside;' screamed, which
awoke her husband in time to see the fel
low glide out of the rooni: Taking in the
situation, he sprang to the floor, seized a
pistol and gave chase.' He fired two shots
after the thief, but failed to bring him down
or recover his property. It has been said
that an organization of thieves exist and
work between this point and San Francisco,
and if Mr. H. ever recovers his watch, he
-will find it at the Bay. Portland Standard.
All the streams in Yamhill county are
Jackson county farmers are putting in
James Cochran, Esq. , hate captain of the
Steamboat McCtilly, will henceforth reside
in Oregon City.
A protracted meeting under the guidance
of Pev. Sails is in progress at Buena Vista
and is meeting with good success.
The Indians on the Klamath reservation
have lost about 40 head of horses and cattle
by breaking through the ice in the tules.
The Albany Democrat learns that fall
sown wheat in Linn and a ljacent counties
was not injured by the recent cold weather.
Albany has held a meeting to conside:
the matter of inducing the proposed Spring
field narrow gauge road to pass through
A United Presbyterian church building
costing between S3,000 and 4,000 has just
been completed in Orleans precinct in Linn
Roseburg boasts two dailies the Plain
dealer and M ! Both small but spicy pa
pers. 'Rah for Roseburg. Both papers re
Several horses in the vicinity of Sublimi
ty are sick from the eifects of an epidemic
now going through that region. !No case
has as yet proved fatal.
The season for fish and dgg- diet is near
at hand. Lent will bj twelve days later
this year than in 1878, Ash Wednesday oc
curring oh the 2Gth inst.
Mr. H. Fisher, of Roseburg, has been
bilked by a New York firm, who sent him a
box of worthless stone, marked " C. O. D.,"
; the charges for transportation being
S2 50 more.
The Ashland academy building was sold
on the 8th mst. by the sheriff by virtue of
a decree of the. circuit court foreclosing a
mortgage held by W. C. Myer. Mr. Myer
was the purchaser at S3, 700. The sale will
not interfere with the present term of school.
The suow on the summit of the moun
tains over the McKenzie road is one of the
'Heaviest that has fallen for many years. It
is said to be between 30 and 40 miles across,
and from five to fifteen feet in depth. The
mail carrier has to use snow shots to cross
with the mail to Ochoco.
Several dwelling houses at Salem have
been robbed during the past two weeks.
The boarding house of Mr. Ashenfelter, on
the corner of Liberty and High streets, was
entered last Wednesday night and a trunk
containing about S200 worth of clothing
H.s,hoio Independent : S. G. Reed raised
on his farm in this county a Berkshire hog,
which he sent to the Portland market,
whose gross weight was 1,040 pounds, net
weight 870 pounds. It was a thoroughbred
Berkshire, descended from thoroughbreds
imported into this State several years ago.
A cAe was before an Albany justice last
Wednesday in which a man named- Arm
strong, 6'0 years of age, was convicted of
assaulting a man named Humphrey, 75
years of age. He was fined 15 aud costs,
in all amounting to about 50. The assault
was committed ly throwing brickbats.
A correspondent writing from Tnlalatin
says: The diphtheria is still raging here.
A little son of W. C. Hicklin died last weak
with it, and the rest of tho family are all
down with it except the oldest son. The
oldest son of W. A. Lewis also died last
week with the same disease, and his second
son is also dangerously iil with it.
A meeting to consider the matter of build
ing a narrow gauge railroad from Oregon
City to Mo'aila was held last week at the
former place. Several addresses favoring
the enterprise were made and a petition for
subscriptions drawn up. Maj. Thomas
Charman and Hon. J. ' Myers headed the
list with the handsome sum of $1,000 each.
A number of other subscriptions were taken
amounting to nearly ", 009.
Mrs. R. Cohen, of Harrisburg, was put
ting some camphor on her tooth when some
of it dropped in the flame of a caudle and
the bottle exploded, setting fire to Mrs. Co
hen's clothes. She undressed very hurriedly,
bat not quickly enough to escape severe
burns on her limbs, between the knees -and
ankles. Her husband's hands were also
Of the Piutes taken to the Yakima reser
vation, the Olympia Transcript gays : It
costs 700 a day to feed these vagabonds
and their ponies, and as much more to take
care of them. They burn fifteen cords of
wood a day to cook their muckamuok and
toast their shim. They have a thousand
ponies to feed, for which the Goldendale
mill has just ground two thousand bushels
Indian Dave, son of Wapato Dave, is now
in jail at Grande Ronde, charged with the
murder of another Indian. A short time
since these Indians went out hunting, and a
couple of days afterward the dead body of
Dave's companion was found in the forest.
Dave, when arrested, said the other Indian
shot himself, but circumstances indicate a
premeditated murder, and he will be held
Gone to Dayton. Capt. W. J. Johnson,
who ha3 been a resident of Corvallis for sev
eral year past, started for Dayton, W. T.,
last Saturday. Captain Johnson enlisted, as
a, private soldier, in answer to the first call
in the war of the Rebellion, and was in ac
tive service until its close, having received
promotions for gallant conduct. His health
having become impaired, from wounds and
exposure during the war, has not been good
for several months, and it is in hope of find
ing a more congenial climate that he makes
the present change. We trust that his
health may be so much improved as to ena
able him to return to our city, at an early
period, and that during hi3 absence he may
meet with the consideration, at the hands of
strangers, that his worth demands.
School Tax. At the annual meeting of
the School Directors of the North District
School, it was decided to recommend a tax
to be levied by the annual school meeting in
March, for the purpose of reseating and oth
erwise repairing the building. This is a
move in the right direction, as the desks now
used are old and many of them unfit for use,
and no repairs of any kind have been made
on the building for a number of years. - The
tax will be, but small.
In Business. As will be seen by our ad
vertising columns under " new this week,"
Mr. C. IT. Barlow, who has been with
Sheppard & Jay cox for several months past,
has been received as a partner in the busi
ness. Mr. B. is a gentleman of courteous
manners and address, and we bespeak for
him a prosperous future in the connection
just formed with this justly popular firm.
Uncle Tom's Cabin. This drama was
performed m this city, on Wednesday even
ing, by the Wilton Troiipe, to a very good
audience. The parts of " Eva,'-' by little
Lolla, "Topsy," by Mrs. Wilton, and "Un
cle Tom," by Frank Wilton, were unusually
well sustained. Taken altogether the per
formance was good, and could not have been
better under the circumstances.
COMPILED FBOIf THE DAILY OREGONIAH.
Washington, Feb. 14. The president
has nominated Horatio C. Burchard, of Illi
nois, director of the mints, vice Linderman.
Burchard is a member of the present con
gress. He has made the subject of coinage
and currency a special study for years.
Ottawa, Canada, Feb. 14. The Govern
or General, in an address to parliament,
says that he will press for the most vigor
ous prosecution of the Canadian Pacific rail
way. Thermometer 31 below zero. The cold
est weather of the season prevails in the
valley. At several points mercury is fro
zen. Panama, Fob. 6. Peruvian advices state
that Arequipa was visited on January 9th,
at midnight, with the severest earthquake
since that which destroyed the city August
(ith. The inhabitants ran frantically through
the streets. No lives lost. Other shocks
are feared. The Lost account states tliat the
earthquake was severely felt on the 12th at
Liverpool, Feb. 14. At a meeting of the
Liverpool health committee yesterday the
town clerk stated that the recent order of
the privy council would entirely prevent
shipments of live stock from tiie United
States to Liverpool, because Liverpool is
registered under the act as a foreign animals'
Paris, Feb 14. The Official Journal says
that the latest reports of the plague are re
assuring. It has not increased and ener
getic meas have been adopted for its sup
pression. The French government has dis
patched a physician to investigate the dis
ease. Reports that it has appeared in Tur
key are unfounded. There is no ground for
panic and no danger for the present from ar
rivals from the Black S'M or Sea of Azof.
Nevertheless the minister of commerce has'
ordered a quarantine of two days at French
ports on the Mediterranean and in Algeria,
including arrivals from the Black Sea and
Sea of Azof, even when provided with clean
bills of health.
London, Feb. 14. Italian advices seem
to show that Italy is more panic-striekcri by
the reports of the plague than are the
countries nearer Russia. Tire itubattiito
line of steamers between Italy and Egypt
have been discontinued and the importation
of Egyptian cattle prohibited. At Palermo
a Greek corn-laden vessel, attempting to en
ter the port, was warned off by cannon
Tae lower Hcye3' cotton mill at Maccles
field, employing a thousand hand:-; has given
noticethat it will close indefinitely in con
sequence of depression in trade.
Rome, Feb. 14. A decision has just been
reached at the Vatican to create certain
new dioceses in the United States in conse
quence of the growth of the church in that
Washington, Feb. 15. Minister Kasson,
writing from V lenna, says that the liussian
plague excites great alarm in Germany,
Austria and Hungary ; that nearly all the
patients have died and six army surgeons
and nearly all who came in contact with the
dead had died, although disinfectants were
freely used. Mortaility among the -sick in
some places was evual to 100 per cent.
The president to-day approved the act to
allow women to practice before the supreme
court, and also the naval appropriation bill.
In the house to-day amendments provid
ing additonal clerical force to make opera
tive the pensions arrearage bill, were with
drawn on assurances that the appropriation
committee would report on Monday or
Tuesday a bill for the payment of these
arrearages, and giving the necessary clerical
Sub3riptiona to the 4 per cent, loan, since
yesterday's report, 5(52,200.
Thns. O. Cummings was nominated to
day to be postmaster at Watsouville, Cali
fornia. Washington, Feb. 16. Delegate Jacobs,
of Washington territory, has introduced in
the house of representatives a joint resolu
tion which provides that unless the North
ern Pacific railroad company shall complete
j one hundred miles ot railroad on its main
line, twenty-five of which shall be west of
I tho Rocky mountains, and also twenty
I mi'es on its branch in Washington territory
within one year from the passage of this res
olution, the land heretofore granted, both
for branch and main line, then unearned,
shall be declared forfeited and restored to
the public lands of the United States.
New York, Feb. 15. A Pari3 correspon
dent states that MacMahon's refusal to ac
cept the result of the elections and remove
objectionable civil and military oincers was
not due to personal friendship and other mo
tives publicly assigned, but fear of being in
cluded in the threatened impeachment of
the ministry, and particularly to the influ
ence of the bishop of Angers, an active poli
tician of the church ; also, that the scene in
the concil chamber when MacMahcn resign
ed was very stormy, he being in a furious
rage, interrupting Dufaure with foulest
oatiis, and leaving the chamber abruptly in
a towel ing passion.
Under the second decision of the supreme
court against polygamy a formidable move
ment has begun agairi3t the Onieda Com
munity of tiiis state. Bishop Huntington,
of tin: Episcopal church, was the originator.
At a conference of leading clergymen, of
different denominations, held at the Syra
cuse university yesterday, a committee was
appointed to examine and report a prac
ticable method of proceeding against the
community, which numbers five hundred
persons, and owns several millions of prop
erty. G3CVER, CHADVtfiGK AND CANN.
Though Mr. Chadwick didn't explain any
thing and studiously framed his answers to
avoid the questions directly put by the com
mittee, he succeded in showing with suffi
cient clearness that the affairs with which
he had to do were shamefully mismanaged.
His testimony, so-called, is a much more
complete exposure of official delinquency
than might at first appear on the mere race
of his equivocations. It is apparent that in
all the matters of business in relation to
which he wa3 catechised there was no fidel
ity whatever on the part of the officials to
the State. In land matters speculators had
it all their own way. They got leave to file
their applications and received certificates of
payment thereon without paying a cent ;
and Chadwick, when forced into a corner
was obliged to admit that tins was done up
on a rule or order made by the board. Yet
Mr. Grover, who was a me-Aberof the board,
rises in the Senate to an explanation, in the
course of which he avers that the land busi
ness had all been properly conducted, to the
highest benefit of the State. He can now
make a supplementary explanation based on
Chadwick's statement that when persons
came before the board with promises to pay,
such promises were regarded as equivalent
to cash, and that even the Walker promise,
on which receipt was given; was '-regarded
pa a payment." Where was Grover when
the " order " was made under which such
things were done? Again, Grover m his
speech declares that no member of the board
was interested, directly or indirectly, inland
transactions. But the committee succeeded
in getting it out of Cann, though it was ob
taining a confession by torture, that members
of the board, and Gilfry also, were interested
in certain filings. In his explanation in the
Senate, Grover took the high ground that
everything had been conducted by the board
for the highest good of the State. Those
who have read the testimony of Chadwick
and Cann are now prepared to estimate Gro-ver-s
declaration at its true worth. A more
scandalous administration would be impossi
ble, Oregonian, 7th inst.
Five residences of Albany were robbed
U. S. Land Office, OregoK City, Or.,
February 6, 1879. )
Complaint having been entered at this of
fice by Oswald Kaeten against Frederick W.
Godfrey for abandoning his Homestead En
try No. 3373, dated August 2o, 1878, up
on the E i of the S E i, Section 2, Town
ship 12 south, Range 7 west in Benton
county, Oregon, with a view to' cancellation
of said entry : the said parties are hereby
summoned to appear at the office of B.' W.
Wilson, County Clerk, Corvallis, Benton
county, Oregon, on the 21st day of Maich,
1879. at 10 o'clock a. m., to respond and
furnish testimony concerning said alleged
L. T. BARIN, Register,
T. R. HARRISON, Receiver.' "
14febl 6:7 w6.
( 1 .
N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
State of Oregon for Benton County.
Luesa A. Johnson, 1 Plaintiff,
Newton C. Johnson, ) Defendant.
ifo Newton C. Johnson, the above named
Defendant : In the name of the State of
Oregon, you are hereby summoned and re
quired to appear and answer the complaint
of said Plaintiff in the above entitled suit
now on file in the office of the Clerk of said
Court, on or before the next term of said
Circuit Court to be holden at Corvallis, in
said county, on the second Monday of April,
A. D. 1S79. And you are heieby notified
that if you fail to answer said Complaint as
herein required, the Plaintiff will apply to
said court for the relief demanded in the
complaint. The object of said suit is a di
vorce from the bonds of matrimony now ex
isting betweenplaintiff and defendant. Pub
lished by order of Hon. J. F. Watson, Judge,
at chambers, on the 8th day of October, 1878.
Dated this 6th day of Februarv. A. Di
1879. F. A. CHENOVyETH,
21febl6;8w6. Pi'lPs Attorney.-
Qrder to Show Cause on Ap
plication for License to Sell
Real Estate of Minors.
In the matter of the Guardianship arid
Estate of Wayman St. Clair, Inez I. St. ,
Clair and Arthur St. Clair, minor heirs of
Wayman St. Clair, deceased.
Application for License to Sell the Real
Estate of said Minors.
AT THIS TIME COMES M. J. BRIGGS
(formerly M. J. St. Clair) guardiafl of
said minor heirs, Wayman St. Clair, Inez I:
St. Clair and Arthur St. Clair, and by her
petition duly verified by her own oath, and
tiled in this Court, prays the Court for a
license to sell the real property of said
minors in said petition mentioned and de-
! scribed as follows, to-wit : 1 he undivided
j 3-5 (three-fifths) (each of said minors own
! ing a lifth) of the n'orth of the Donation
i Land Claim of Wayman St. Clair and M.
J. St. Clair, his wite. it being claim JNo. 47
in Township 12, S. R. 6 west, " Will.
Mer." in Benton county, State of Oregon,
containing 1)20 acres.
Also the undivided 3-5 (three-fifths) of
(50 acres of land off of the north side of the '
south - tii said Donation Land Claim, No.
47, in T. 12, S. R. 6 west " Will. Mer." in'
Benton county, Oregon, the said 60 acres
being and lying along and being off of the
north side of said south J of claim No. 471
in a strip of equal width along the whole
north side of the south half of said claim.
The undivided 15-5 of lots 11 and 12 in'
block 14, Dixon's Addition to the' City of
Corvallis. And the undivided 3-5 of lot 8'
in block 3 in Dixon s Addition to the City
of Corvallis. Awl also the undivided 3-5-
of the andiVided of lot 12 in block 6 in
Dixon's Addition to the City of Corvallis.
Also the undivided 3-5 of the undivided
A of lots Nos. 1 and 2 in block one (1) in',
the City of Corvallis, Original Town of
Marysvi'lle, aud the undivided 3-5 of the
undivided A of the south J of a certain1
piece or parcel of land lying east of said
Idock one (1), being bounded on the north'
by Van iJuren street, on the west by Fjrst
or Water street, on the south by Jackson '
street, on the east by tho' Willamette river;
saving, excepting and reserving the right of
way for a public roait over the N. W. corner
of said last described parcel of land to the
ferry on the said Willamette river, saving
and excepting from the last above described
lands the hnpro-vements and buildings there
on. AIM lie above described lots being sit
uated in Corvallis, Benton county, State of
Oregon, which petition sets forth the con
ditiouof the estate of said wards arid the
facts and circumstances under whi -h it is
founded, tending to show the necessity or
expediency of such a sale, and is duly verb
tied by the oath of the petitioner.
It appearing to the Court from such peti
tion that it is necessary and woufd be bene
ficial to the wards that' such real estate
should be abld.
It is ordered by the Court that Joseph D.
Johnson be and is hereby appointed guardi
an ad Hum of Wayman St. Clair, Inez I.
St. Clair and Arthur St. Clair, minor heirs
of Wayman St. Clair, deceased, to repre
sent their interest in this proceeding.
It is therefore ordered by the Court that
the next of kin of the said wards, to-wit :
M. J. Briggs, Mary Bryson, Inez I. St.
Clair, Arthur St. -Clair, Wayman St. Clair'
and Laura O. Fuller ; and also the following
interested jiersons in said, estate : Isaac
Moore, M. J. Briggs, guardian of said mi
nors, the Corvallis Warehouse Company
and Joseph D. Johnson, the guardian ad
litem of said minors, and all persons inter
ested in the estate, be and they are hereby
required to lie and appear before the County
Court of the State of Oregon for the Coun
ty of Benton, in the Court room thereof, hv
the Court House, at the City of Corvallis,
Benton county, State of Oregon, on Satur
day, the (8) eighth day ot Marco, A. ).,
1879, at 10 o'clock, a.' si. of said day, to
show cause why a license should not be :
granted for the sale of such estate. . Arid
that a copy of this order be published in the''
Corvallis Gazette, a newspaper published
and circulating irj the County of Benton,
Oregon, for three consecutive weeks.
Witness, Hon. W. S. McFadden, Judge
of said County Court, with the seal of said
County affixed, this 12th day of February,
1879. B. W. WILSON,
Rees Hamlix. Emhett F. Wssitir. J
DEAYAGE ! DILIYAGE ! !
Hamlin & Wrenn, Propr's,;
HAVING JUST RETURNED FROM SALEM Wlt&
a'liew Truckt and having leased the barn for
inerly occupied by Mr. James Eglm. I am now pre
pared to do all kinds of
DRAYING AND HAULING,
either in the city or country, at the lowest living .
rates. Can be found at the old Truck stand. A
share of the public patronage respectfully solicited.
R. S. SHACKELFORD.
Corvallis, Dee. 27, 1878. 15:52U.
ALPHIN & LORD, Propr.'s.
BEING SUPPLIED WITH ROLLERS,
Jack Scews, etc., we are prepared to
Raise, Move, put under New Sills and level
up your barns, and Buildings of any kind,
on short notice.
ALPHIN & LORD.
Corvallis, Jan. 31, 1879; 16:5tf