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All notice and advertisements in-tended for publication should be handed in by noin on Wednesday, F. A. CHENOWETH, -A.ttorn.ey at Law, CORVALLIS, OREGON. JVOFFICE Corner of Monroe and 2d St. 16:ltf J. W. RAYBURN, .Attorney at Law, CORVALLIS, .... OREGON. OFFICE On Monroe rtreet, bet. Second and Third. 1a.9peclal attention given to the Collection- of Notw amd Accounts. I0:ltf. JAMES A. YANTIS, Att'y and Counselor at Law, CORVALLIS, 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. Oifice in the Court House. 10:itf. J. C. MORE LAND, ( CITY ATTORNEY,) ATTORNEY AT LAW, PORTLAND, OREGON. FFICE Monastes' Brick J bet. Morrison and Yamhill. First street, 14:38tf Grrain Storage! A WORD TO FARMERS. HAVING PURCHASED THE COMMODIOUS Warehouse of Messrs. King & Bell, and thor oughly overhauled the same, I am now ready to re ceive grain on storage at the roduccd Binto of J cent per ISushcI. I am also prepared to keep EXTRA, WHITE nrcfH&T omma from Mthnr lots, tlierebv enabling me to SELL AT A PREMIUM. Also prepared to pay tne IligrhcKt Marlfet Ia-icc for wheat, and would, most rescctfu!ly, solicit a share of public patronage. THOS. J. BLAIR. Corvalli. Aug. 1, 1S7S. 15:32tf. - K WOODCOCK & BALDWIN, (Successors to J. R. Bayley & Co.,) EEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND AT Till olu stand, a large and complete stock of DR. F. A. VINCENT, DENTIST, CORVALLIS, - - - OREGON. OFFICE in Fisher.s New Brick over Max. friendly New Mora. All the I latest ? improvements. Everything new and complete. All work warrant ed. Please give mea call. 15:3tf. Aua dbakh. WILLIAM GRANT DRAKE & GRANT. MERCHANT TAILORS, CORVALLIS, - - - OREGON. SToisrisni2sTa CUKES Of Nervous liability, Lost Manhood, Paralysis, Exhausted Vitality, Im paired memory, Mental IMsciises, Weakness of Reproductive Organs, etc, etc., By the Great English Remedy, SIR ASTLEY COOPER'S VITAL RESTORATIVE IT RESTORES HEARING AND STRENGTHENS the Eyeght. It is not a yUACK NOSTRUM. Its effects are permanent. It has no equal. It is neither a STIMULANT NOR EXCITANT, but it wiil do the work thoroughly and well. DR. M1NTIE 4: CO S great success in the above complaint is largely due to the use of this wonderful Medicine, Price S3 00 per bottle, or four times the quantity for 10 sent secure from observation upon RECEIPT OF PRICE. None genuine without the signature of the propri etor. A. E MINTIE. M. I). Physicians say these troubles cannot he cured. The VITAL RESTORATIVE and Dr. Kin tie & Co' Special Treatment testify positively that they can. VO'iiVL, fATIOM FItEE. Thorough examination and advice, including analy sis, :s5 00. Address 1)K. E. A. Ul.VraE, 31. I.. (Graduate of University of Pennsylvania, and late Resident Surgeon, Orthanuadic Hospital, liiiladel phia. Office Honrs M A. M. to 2 P. M. daily ; 6 to S ev enings. Sundays, 11 A M, to IP. 31. only. lG:J2mo 'TH3 GREATEST Kidney and Bladder Medicine! E THE noiiLu: ZOZO.. l ALL WOKK IN OUR LINE NEATLY AND promptly executed. Repairing and Cleaning a specialty. Satisfaction guaranteed. Shop ojKoite Uranam & Hamilton's. la.iTtf 0. R. FARRA, m. in PHYSICIAN, SUR3EDN AND OBSTETRCIAN. OFFICE OVER .GRAHAM & HAMILTON'S Drug Store, Corvallis, Oregon. I4:26yl NEW TIN SHOP, J. K. WEBBER, Propr., JVIain. St., Corvallis. STOVES AND TINWARE, ALL KINDS. All work warranted and at reduced rates. 12:13tf H. E. HARRIS, One Door South of Graham it Hamilton's. COBVALLW - - - OREGON. For Inflammation of the Kidneys or Bladder, Pain in the Bade, Diabc-tse, liright's Disease, etc. TRY IT ! One bottle will convince you of its Great Merit. Ask your Druggist for it and take no other. Everybody viio uses it recommends it. Irice 81 S3 per IJottlc. To be had of all Druggists, or of the Proprietor, at 11 ivearnv Street, San rrancisco, California. 33m. iva:i:Kr,3?2:E3 's ENGLISH DANDELION PILLS! THE ONLY two medicines which really act upon the LIVER, one is Mercury or Blue Pill, and the other DANDELION. . THOUSANDS of Constitutions have been destroy ed by Mercurv 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 Draggista. All letters should be directed to, and special treat ment given, at No. 11 Kearney St. Sta Francisco, July II, lo76. 15 32m6. Groceries, Provisions, AND DRY-GOODS. Corvallis, Jan. 3, 1378. 10:lyl. J. BLUMBERG, Bet. Southers' Drug Store and Taylor's Market,) CORVALLIS, OREGON. GROCERIES and PROVISIONS, FURNISHING Goods, Cigars and Tobacso, etc., etc. raL Goods delivered free to any part of the city. Produce taken, at highest market rates, in exchange Am-goods. March 7, 1878 15:10tf CITY MAEKET JOHN S. BAKER, Propr. CORVALLIS, - - OREGON. HAVING BOUGHT THE ABOVE MARKET and fixtures, and permnncntly located in Corrallis, I will keep constantly on hand the choicest cuts of BEEF. PORK. MUTTON, and VEAL. Especial attention to making extra BO LOGNA SAUSAGE. Being a practical butcher, with large experi enc in the business, I flatter mysf if that 1 can give satisfaction to customers Please call and give mea trial. JOHN S. BAKHK. Dec. 6th, 1S78. 15:4tf SETTLE UP. ALL PERSONS KNO VINO THEMSELVES indebted to the lute firm of B. T. Taylor A Co., are hereby notified to come forward and settle said indebtedness immediately and save costs, as our business must bo closed up. B. T. TAYLOR & CO. Corvallis 13. 1S78. 15:4fitf. W. C. CRAWFORD, EALER IN WATCHES, CLOCKS! TKWELRY, SPECTACLES, SIVER WARE, ETC aim; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, STRINGS, &C. y Repairing done at the most reasonable rates' fid all work warranted. Corvallis Dec. 13. 1877. 14:.-otf BOARD and LODGING. Seat Rooms and Splendid Table. OUR CORRESPONDENT ON YESTERDAY WAS shown the Neatly Furnished Rooms or MRS JOSEPH POLLY. At their residence, just opposite the residence of Judge F: A. Chenoweth prepared and now in readiness (or such boarders as may choose to give her a call, either by the single meal or by the week. Mrs. Polly has a reputation as a cook, and sets as good affable asn be found in the State. Solicits a share of patronage. 15:46tf. FRUIT TREES AND SEEDS! The Coast Hills Nursery OFFER A FINE AND CAREFULLY GROWN stock of FRUIT AND NUT TREES to suit the times. Also' an assortment of Garden Seeds. All our seeds ate carefully tested. Seeds in packets sept by mail, post-paid, on receipt of price, 10 cents. A few varieties choice Flower Seeds at the same price. Vegetable Plants and Flowers ft sale in the Spring. Orders by mail will receive prompt attention. Address ED. C PHELPS, manager, Newport, Benton County, Oregon. Dec. , 1878. 15:71m4. Farm for Sale. THE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS FOR Sale his SDlenclill Tain :in,l anlr farm four miles north of west of Corvallis, on Oak creek containing -1200 acres over one i i i i , , . . nunureu ajrea in cultivation two tine beir ing orchards, and well calculated for divid ing into two or more snug farms Terms easy ana title rierlect. h or particulars in quire of E. Holgate, W. B. Carter, or aLA.Hr LH, on the premises. Corvallis, Jan. 1, 1878. 16:ltf. FITS EPILEPSY, OR FALLING SICKNESS. TiERMANENTLY CURED NO TTTTlvT. XT bug by one month's usage of Dr. Gou lard's celebrated Infallible Fit Powders. To convince sufferers that these powders will do all we claim for them we will send them by mail, post paid, a free Trial Box. Aa T)r Goulard is the only physian that has ever made this disease a special study, and as to our knowledge thousands have been perma nently cured by the use of these Powders we will guarantee a permanent cure in eve. ry case, or refund you all money exuendpH All sufferers should give these Powders an early trial, and be canvinced of their cura tive powers. Price, for large Tox, $3.00, or four boxes for $10.00, sent by mail to any part of the United States or Canada, on receipt of price, or by express C. O. D. Address, ASH & BOBBINS, 360 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NT Y 15:8yl. ' Heavy and Shelf Hardware, IRON, STEEL, TOOLS, STOVES, EANGES, Manufactured and Horns Made TIN AND COPPER WAUL Pumps, 3ripe, etc. A GOOD TINNER constantly on hund.anc all Job Work neatly and quickly done. Also Agents for Knapp, Burrell it Co., fo the sale of the best aud latest improved FARM MACHINERY, of all kinds, together with a full assortment AURIC ULTUKAL 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 sixes anil styles. Particular attention paid to Farmers' wants, and the supplying extras for Farm Ma chinery, and all information as to such articles, furni.-hed 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 nnd fair deal in r. with all. Call and examine our stock, befoK going elsewhere. Satisfaction guaranteed. WOODCOCK & BALDWIN. Corvallis, Jan. 26, IS . 14:4tf JF'jcosija. Goods AT THE a FASHIG CORVALLIS, - - OREGON. MRS. E. A. KNIOH1 HAS JUST RECEIVED FROM SAH FfMOIMpIfiCO, and PKT. fL.Aft'I, the Largest and Best Stock of aiiiiiiirnu nnnnn DRESS TR8MMINGS, ETC. Ever brought to Corvallis, which she will sell at prices that Defy Competition. Ladies are respectfully invited to call grid examine her goods and prices before pur chasing elsewhere. AOKNCV FOR Mme. DEMOREST'S RELIABLE PATTERNS. Rooms at residence, two blocksnortb of Gazktte office. .gj Corvallis. May 2, 1S78. 14:lt6f E. HOLGATE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. WILL PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS in the State. Having had four years experience as Count Judge, and given cio.-e attention to Probutt matters, I em well prepared to attend to all business in that line : also contested Road Matters. I will give strict und prompt atten tion to collections, and as heretofore will do a BEAL ESTATE, and General Business Agency. Local Ayrent of Home Mutual Insurance Co. 33TOffico up-stairs in Fisher's new brick middle room, with Judge Burnett. Entrance at rear end of building on Monroe Street. vl5ii28tf. THE STAR BAKERY, MAIN STJtEET, CORVALLIS, HENRY WARRIOR, PROPRIETOR. FAMILY SIIPPLY STORE! G ROOBRIES, DREAD. CAKES, PIES, CANDIES, TOYS, Etc., Always on Hand. Corvallis, Jan. 1 1877. 14:2t "Q "PI Cj rn business you can engage in. $5 Jj JLjio X 20 Per day ma(ie by any -.ihf.r c.-. v rirrhr. in their own lo calities. Particulars and samples worth .?5 . , . ; free. Improve your spare time at mis uusi ness. Address Stinson & Co., Portland, Maine. 15:12yl SETTLE UP. ALL PERSONS INDEBTED TO THE UNDER signed, either for board or meat account, will please come forward and settle immediately as I need the money to enable me to meet mv obligations, and must have it. 'A word to the wise is sufficient.'' H. W. VINCENT. Corrallis, Dec. 24, 1878. - 16f. AUGUST KNIGHT, CABINET MAKER. AMD UNDERTAKER, Cor. Second nnd Monroe Sts., CORVALLIS, OREGON. KEETS CONSTANTLY ON" HAND ALL kinds of Work done to order on short notice, at rea sonable rates. J. A; KNIGHT. Corrallis Jan. 1,18 7. 14:ltf Eastern Oresfon vs. Western Or-egon. Editor Gazette : In the experience of our people, since this country was first set tied, the advantages and disadvantages of each section of our State have been duly jonsidered. Each one has its own peculiar climate and seasons. Webfoot has its mists, and the eastern section or our State is subject at times to very deep snows and cold weather. In every such case, thousands of cattle, horses and sheep perish fiom cold and starvation. This bankrupts men whose capital is solely invested in stock. No one can tell when these deep snows will fall there. At present the whole eastern section of Oregon, W. T. and Idaho is cov ered with snow, and of course the weather must be very cold. Perhaps there is not enough prepared feed there now to keep the stock six days. Should the snow and cold continue for only twenty days, grer.t de struction of stock must ensue there. That country is isolated, and wheat and wool sell at ruinously low prices. But that country is healthy, well watered, has a brge surface for wheat, has abundance of minerals, and it must, in the future, have railroad connec tion with the outside world. Its proximity to hostile bands of Indians casts a damper over the prospects of the people there. If the murderous savages are turned over to the military department as they should be, their raids would be less frequent and de structive, and their lives and ponies would pay for their depredations upon our people. When the winters in Eastern Oregon are O. K., the profits on stock are fair. But so ciety, schools, churches, markets, and good roads must of course be on the back ground for some time to come. Ivow in Web-foot we have "mists," but no failure of crops ; we have all the benefits of an old settled country. And lands are low in price ; good and productive. Our markets are sure and fair, and there are nu merous ways and means here for men to make good livings. Jso man need be idle or lack for means of a support, if he be sober and industrious. There are thousands of vacant quarter sections of congress lands on the slopes of the Cascade and Coast Ilange of mountains, that are healthy, weil water ed and not hard to clear, that are rondy for homestead claimants. And there are large bodies of good railroad lands to be had at very low rates on long lime, besides quan tities of State, school, college and seminary lands to be had cheap and ou good terni3. The regular markets opened up to us at Portland, to all the ports of the world, and our fisheries, lumber, mines, and farm prod ucts, insure us large compensation. Ali this winter the ground has been naked, grain growing, plows running, and now spring seems to be upon us. Truly, Webfoot is not so bad a country. David Newsome. Corvallis, Feb. 19, 1879. TBS SIBJEXZ, Afti!.4I-. Ed. Gazette : The communication from Rev. Dr. Boswell, published in your last is sue, appears considerably moderated in tone and spirit. Had the Doctor thought of those early impressions taught him by his father, he never would have written such extravagant accounts of the Siletz reservation. The Doctor, having taken upon himself the defense of the agency and its manage ment, became a proper subject for criticism, otherwise hi3 name would not have been mentioned. If there was real worth in its management, the reservation would need no long and glowing accounts of its prosperity, when the fact3 will not bear them out. But if the reservation was really prosperous and under successful management, then it would be its own defender agaiust all oppo sition. Those letters that have appeared in the press, from time to time, describing the wonderful progress of things at Siletz, were written by parties holding positions at the agency, or their friends and relatives who know about as much about the real condi tion of the reservation as a hog does about latin. Persons visiting the agency and re ceiving the hospitalities of the Agent would not have the cheek to go away and write against him. But it would be quite different for an offi cial to go there, whose duty it would be to investigate and report the true condition cf things. Such a report would not only show that the reservation, with all its fine facilities, had signally failed to produce a subsistence for the Indians that make their home upon the reservation, but would also show the whole thing to be a farce, and a grand imposition upon the people and ought to be abolished. The Doctor has always professed to be a friend of mine, but from the tone of his let ter it was only false and put on. The res ervation has been a success under former agents and has produced, in a single year, as much as 40,000 or 50,000 bushels of grain and potatoes, and an endless quantity of vegetables, whereas now they don't raise their seed. These are facts that can be fully substantiated by every one that knows anything about the reservation. The Doctor says my removal was caused by reasons satisfactory to Mr. Bagley. Now if that gentlemen will explain those reasons and also state that I tendered my resignation the first of July and that I did not leave the agency until the middle of the month, then, perhaps, the public will be in terested to know the truth of the whole matter. Now we will pass on to things more inter esting to the general public. The reserva tion contains 225,280 acres, anil about 30,000 or 40,000 acres of it is good farming land, capable of producing immense quanti ties of firrain and vegetables. Millions of tine timber for lumbering purposes grow up ou the reservation and fine water power, all wasting to be utilized only when occupied by a thrifty white population. The Indians will never be able to develop the great re sources of the reservation, and it will re main, as now, a heavy tax on government until opened up to white settlement. The Indians are rapidly fading out and a few years will find the most of them beneath the clods of the valley, and the building of boarding houses and agricultural schools is the height of folly. A manual labor school was tried a few years ago and proved a per fect failure. These Indians have been trained to work for more than twonty year? and they know how to use the plow and hoe, but their will is opposed to manual la bor, and no amount of instruction an 1 labor will change their nature. Some of the lead ing Indians desire to throw o.T their tribal relations, take lands and become citizens, while the majority of them prefer to follow their old habit3 and live by fishing and hunting. This cla3s of Indians would do as well removed, to some other reservation or turned loose to take care of themselves. They would scatter along the coast and through the mountains and would neither be missed nor in the way, and much better.! off than now. Tiiis would make room for at least two hundred families and do more to develop the country and build our rail road (for which the Gazette has labored so long), than all other means combined. It is the policy of the government aow to consolidate these little reservations, and this should be done before any more public improvements are made. If all the Indians that belong to the reser vation were counted they would not exceed 500, and a groat proportion of these take no interest whatever in civilized pursuits. A dozen Indian families live on the bay and never pretend to make the reservation their home ; and this is so with a great many others that are scattered along the coast and through the country, making a living in their own way. Very rcspectiully, F. M. Carter. Newton, Feb. IS, 1ST9. From the Daily Salem Salesman. nfltI.SWOdtt AN2 OOIVKIX. Portland, Feb, 14, 1879. The Dowell-Griswold case was up again yesterday before the U. S. Commissioner and from present appearances the case may be summed up as follows : A bill will be filed in behalf of the United States and B. F. Dowell to-day in the Unit ed States Circuit Court to declare W. C. Grjswold insolvent according to section 3466 of the revised statutes of the United States, which statute gives the United States priority in all cases of insolvency. It also charges fraud between Griswokl and his wife in the matter of the Griowold block in your city, and seeks to subject the property to the payment of the judgement of the United States. It was the opinion of many that the United States would get beat on the execution but Mr. Dowell went to your city la3t week and searched the records and produced the above statute which put3 a new phase in these matters. It is now al most certain that the United States will get the greater part of his property and those who have been diligent in encumbering Mr. Griswold's property will have to take back seats aud look for their payment of their claims after the United States judgments arc satisfied. It appears from the bill .and from Mr. GriswoIdV deposition, which was taken yes terday before the United States Commis sioner, that Mr. Griswokl filed a petition in bankruptcy in New York in 1878, and that he neglected to put his property in your city in his schedule of bankruptcy and large amounts of Oregon war scrip amounting to over 4,000. By these means Mr. Criswold induced his creditors to compromise with him for less .than 50 cents on the dollar without knowing or mistrusting that Mr. Griswold was the owner of a fine, brick block in Salein, and without knowing Mr. Gris wold bad upwards of $20,000 of Oregon In dian war scrip unpaid. This, the attorneys for the United States say, will make the brick block liable to the United States for their judgment, and for all his old New York debts which were compromised at in adequate prices by the concealment of prop erty in this city and the Oregon Indian war debts weich he attempted to cover. "Visitor." A1LAS24A. Washington, Feb. 5. The report on Alas ka, just made by Major William Gouverneur Morris, special agent of the treasury depart ment, was received in the senate from the secretary of the treasury to-day, and ordered to be printed. It is a lengthy document, comprising at least a thousand pages of man uscript, aud is copiously illustrated wiih maps and sketche3 of the country. The re port is very comprehensive, and presents a great number of details regarding the re sources of the territory, tending to show that it is very far from a worthless country. Major Morris reports that there is ample ev idence of the existence of rich mines of gold, slver and copper in Alaska, although their precise location is not given. He furnishes an extended description of valuable fisher ies and timber resources of the territory. Considerable space is devoted to the subject of the disputed boundary line between Alas ka and British Columbia, and after report ing a mass of information on the subject the suggestion is made that congress should take necessary steps to settle the dispute with Great Britain by means of a joint commis sion. The present chaotic condition of af fairs in Alaska is fully set forth, and the establishment o? some sort of civil govern ment for the territory is earnestly advoca ted. Figures are presented to sho y that the U. S. government now receives annually, from the Alaska Commercial Company an amount equal to more than 4 per cent, upon the original cost of the territory, which was $7, 200,000. The conduct of affairs by this company is in general terms commended, and in the absence of specific proof it is ac quitted of any organized attempt to retard the settlement and development of the ter ritory. The cost maintaining custom ser vice in Alaska since it was first established is shown to have been only fifty per cent, more than the receipts, and as the customs district was created for purposes of general protection, and not for local revenue, the proposition for its discontinuance is pro nounced unwise. Major Morris ures the construction of a new vessel for the revenue marine service on the Pacific coast, there being at present not one which is adapted for extended cruises in Alaskan waters. Many interesting facts are given concerning the Indian tribes of the coast aud interior. As regards the former, an opinion is ex pressed that they should be kept under con trol, not by the military, but by means of big gunboats, of which they stand in great dread. In conclusion, Morris warmly eulogizes the efforts of the Board of Presby terian Home Missons to introduce schools, and teachers in the territory, and congress is urged to aid in this laudable and Chris tian enterprise. secretary Sherman's orixioN. Secretary Sherman, in his letter transmit ting to the senate a copy of M;vj. Morris' re port on Alaska, remarks that portions of it indicate the necessity for the adoption of some legislation for fMe better protection of the inhabitants of the territory and preser vation of law aud order, as well as the neces sity for some system of land record by which titles of real estate in Alaska may be per fected. Maj. Morris throughout his report assumes ttie position oi a cnampion oi Alas ka aud asserts that many important facts concerning that country have been hitherto unknown, or it known have been utterly misrepresented to the general public. He takes direct issue with Special Agent Henry W. Elliott, and charges that Elliott misrep resented a large portion of Alaska which lie. Elliott, never visited, and of which he was profoundly ignorant. There is likely to lie a large demand for this report when pub- lisnea. A ILozuIora School Io:trd. An English writer has been sharply criti cising the management of the London pub lic schools, known as the " Board Schools," and produces the following as specimens of the written examination of some of the scholars : " Where is Turkey V" " Turkey is the capital of Norfolk." " Where is Turin ':" " Turin is the cappital of Chiner, the pe pul there lives in burds nests and has long tails." "Where is Gibralta ? " ''Gibbi'raltcr is the principal town of Rooshia." " What do you know of the patriarch Ab raham ?" " He was the father of Lot, and ad tew wives wun was called H ishmalc and t'other Haygtir. He kept wun at home, and he turn'd the t'other into the desert, where she became a pillow of salt in the daytime and a pillow of fire at nite. " . " What do you know of Joseph ?" " Hee wore a koat of many garments. Hee were chief butler to Faro and told his dreams. Hee married Potiffers dorter, and he led the Gypsuns out of bondage to Kana. in Galilee, and then fell on his sword and died in site of the premiss landl" " Give me the names of the books of the Old Testament." " Denvonshire, Exter, Liltlecus, Num bers, Stronomy; Jupiter, Judgement, Rath, etc. " "What is a miracle ?" "Don't know." " If you saw the sun shining overhead at midnight, what would you call it f " The moon." " But if you were told it was the sun 1 " " I should say it was a lie." Another boy, giving his impressions in re gard to Moses, wrote as follows : He was an Itgypsnun. He lived in a hark maid of bull-rushers, mid he kept a golden calf, and worship brazen snakes, and he het nothing but kwales and manner for forty years. He was kort by the air of his ed while riding under the bow of a tree, and he was killed bv his son Abslon, as he was a-hanging from the bow. His end was pease ! BATARD 'a'AYEAE2. Interview with John Bay in Cleveland Leader. His reputation for performing remarkable literary achievements has often been re marked upon. And the remarks are true. He could do more. I think, in a short space of time than'ony other man I ever knew. He would, if required, write a whole page of the Tribune in a single day. His review of Dr. Schliemaun a first book, written Irom advance sheets, was remarkably full, and ijave such a good idea of the work that it was almost unnccessanMb read the book itself. He hail the peonlmr rift at condens ing matter and still retaining every point which the author made. Perhaps his great est feat in this line was achieved upon Vic tor Hugo's poems. They arrived in New York on a certain morning, and the next morning he published nearly a page review of the work, with several columns of metri cal translation, done so finely that all tho original vigor and spirit was retained. In the "Echo Club" papers, which were pub lished a few years ago in the Atlantic Month ly, the best idea of his powers as an author is seen. In these he produced with remark able fidelity imitations of the poems of the leading authors of the country, which were so closely to the original that, without the least thing to indicate who was being imitat ed, any one intimate with literature could not fail to recognize them. These were not parodies ; they were imitations, written on entirely different subjects, but on such sub jects as the different authors would be likely to choose. Besides the element of nmta tion there was a slight vein of caricature runnina th-ough them. The review of the Inn Album, by B,obert Browning, was writ ten in the same style as the Echo Club, to a certain extent. . Taylor gave it a long re view in blank verse, in Browning's own styie. It was supremely ridiculous, to be sure, and everybody laughed. The secret of Brown ing's style had been discovered. Upon the reporter remarking upon tne beautiful handwriting in the note, Colc-ne. Hay said : "Yes, he always wrote just like that. The compositors on the Atlantic used to say that his was the best wn ting they ever had to handle. He usually prepared his copy for the press on narrow slips of pa per, and it could always be read with the distinctness of print " A suddenly rich couple not a thousand miles from New York gave an upholsterer t furnish their new house from top to bottom, and make it as magnificent as possible. A few days later ne tow tnem oi one of Church's famous pictures which could ii t 9fM nnO nnrl advised its our- ua uuuswv w. , - -, ' 1" chase. They consulted, and the next day informed him tnat tney liKea ine painting but agreed that the price was too high for a " second hand " picture. The Destruction oi Forests. Physical laws cannot be outraged with impunity. It is time, says an eloquent writer in the December num ber of the North American Review, to recognize the fact that there aie,' some sins agains.t which not one of the Scriptural codes of the EaRt con tains a won! of warning. The de struction of forests is such a sin, and its significance is preached by every desolate country on the surface of the' globe. Three million square mifes of the best lands which ever united the conditions at human happiness have perished in ihe sands and drifts of ar tificial desrtn, and are now more irre trievably lost to mankind than the' islands ingulfed by the waves of Zuyder Zee. Some of these countries,, like Egypt and Palestine, were over-, taken bv thoii fate long as;o, while, the ruin ot others has been compassed within comparatively recent periods. Since the beginning of the 16th cen tury the population of lour Mediter ranean peninsulas has decreased more, j than fifty live millions, and the valuo oi tneir agricultural products oy at least sixty per cent, (even without making allowance tor the increase in prices); and lie rate of the decline Irom year to year bears an exact pro portion to the decrease of the forest area of every district. To the striking facts cited by Mr,. Oswald in illustration of this state ment, so far as concerns the Turkish provinces in Europe ami Asia Minor, Afghanistan, Persia, Mcssopotamia, Syria, Greece, Macedonia, the south ern islands of the Mediterranean, and the whole of Northern Africa, from Cairo to the western extremity of Mo rocco, it may be added that trie pro portion of land now covered with forests throughout Europe is' 29 per cent., Russia and Sweden furnishing the greater part. In Russia it is es timated that 40 per cent, of territory is covered with woods, and of this' some 200,000,000 acres are covered with pines and other cone-bearing trees. Sweden and Norway have 34 per cent., chiefly birch, maple, pine, fir, ami willow. Austria has 29 per cent., Germany 26, and Prance 17. Far below these comes Spain, with its cork woods and evergreen oak for ests, covering 7 per cent, of the land, and Holland and Belgium with the same proportion. In all countries the percentage is decreasing rapidly every year. As far back as 1838 it was calculated that in Great Brit ain and Ireland alone limber to the value of .2,000,000 or 10,000,000, was yearly cut (town. It appears that since the year 1835, (the date of the first reliable South' American statistics) the forest area of the Western Hemisphere has decreas ed at the average yearly rate of 7, 600,000 acres, or about 1 1',400 square miles; and that in the United States alone this rate has advanced from. 1,000 square miles iu 1835 to 7,000 in 1855, and 8,400 in 1876. , Be tween 1750 and 1835 the total aggre gate of forest felled in South and Central America (especially in South eastern Mexico), and in the Eastern, Southeastern and Southwestern States of our republic, may be estimated at from 45,000,000 to 50,000,000 acres.. In other woids, as Mr. Oswald figures it out, we have been wasting the moisture, supply of the American soil at the average ratio of seven percent. for each quarter of a century during the' last one hundred and twenty-live years, and are now fast approaching the limit beyond which any further decrease will affect the climatic phe nomena of the entire continent. The inhabitants of the alluvial bottom lands of which, replenished by inex haustible rivers, we own about 40,000 square miles at the mouth of the Mississippi and its southern tributa- ries.and in the swamps of the Gult coast, mav. like t hi-inhabitants of the lower Amazon Valley, violate every law of agricultural economy to their hearts' content ; "they will never ex haust the cornucopia of the river god, who will continue to lavish hisabund aiiee on them, as he has lavished it on. Egypt, in spite of all they can do to aluise his bounty though these ex ceptional privileges may be offset by the unhealthiness of their luxuriant marshes" But' the vast majority of our tmpulation, the dwellers of the Western plains ami me nut countries of the East ami North, enjoy their, prosperity on which, however easy to the strict observer, and seemipgly pliant to altered conditions, are in re- ahty as inexorable as the laws of health. The necessity of adopting, in the United States something equiv-. alent to the system jot forest laws which Europe has Deen forced to rec ognize as indispensable, is yearly growing more urgent. And the prac tical methods recommended by Mr, Oswald for the preservation ot for., ests merit serious and prompt considr , eralions on the part of our people and their legislators. The latest fan in Paris is really a sort of toilet set. It has a nob handle which holds powder and puft Under one of the side staves is concealed a mirror and under the other a scent tube and pocket comb.