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OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE STATE
OFFICIAL PAPER FOR BENTON COUNTY
Corvallis, Feb. 28, 1879.
W. B. CARTER,
THE RESTRICTION BILL.
At last accounts, the Chinese re
striction bill ot Congress was still in
the hands of the President, and in
consequence of certain amendments
it is feared that President Hayes will
Withhold his signature, and thus de
feat the bill. William Lloyd Garri
son through the New York Tribune,
is one of the strongest opponents of
the bill, while Senator Blaine meets
him in a bold and masterly manner,
and calmly and forcibly reviews the
subject, assigning the most potent
and unansw erable reasons why Chi
nese immigration should be restrict
ed extracts from which we will give
Our readers in next Gazette.
Senator Blaine takes the position
tbat the Chinese do not come volun
tarilv. as immigrants from other
Countries, but are here under contract,
which is simply a species of coolie
trade, highly detrimental to this
Country, and in direct violation of
the Burlingame treaty. His points
are Well taken, and will find a hearty
indorsement throughout the Pacific
Coast, where the evils of the present
system of Chinese importation are
most felt. Mr. Blaine asserts that
"the Chinese question is intimately
and inseparably connected with the
labor question. That the present
mode of filling our country with the
lowest grades of an inferior race,
Contrary to the best interests of tile
laboring class, is a most dangerous
experiment in a Republic where the
man who works carries a ballot in
his hands: It will not do for capital
ized wealth to legislate for cheap la
DOi; We do not want cheap labor;
We'do not want dear labor; we want
labor at fair rates, at rates that will
give the laborer his fair share and
the capitalist his fair share.''
Senator Blaine has given this ques
tion much thought and study, and
takes a broad, statesmanlike view of
the whole subject ; and his views
fulljr. accord with those of all well
informed persons upon this coast,
who understand the evils of Chinese
immigration, and are the immediate
suflerers therefrom. Suppose a body
of Methodist ministers, in New York
city, should protest against any con
gressional action in this matter and
advise tb'e President to veto the bill,
what does it amount to? They are
totally ignorant of the real questions
at issue, or the untold evils that fol
low the present system of so-called
Chinese immigration. Their beauti
ful, fine-spun theories cn this subject,
arelike the fanciful writings about
"the noble red-man," and the "love
ly maidens of the forest," while our
frontier farms are laid in ashes and
innocent women and children, by
the hundreds, are mercilessly butch
ered by savage hordes. It is not the
part of philanthropy, or religion, to
make war upon our own "flesh and
blood;" for wrongs which exist only
m the imagination of fertile brains,
and uphold pagan savages in their
Work of demoralization and ruin.
"Self-preservation" is the first law of
nature, and upon this theory are the
people of this coast acting in their
Opposition to the present unlawful
system of so called Chinese immigra
tion. Would it not be the part of
philanthropy and love of country, to
Withdraw the missionaries, now in
China, if such a step should become
actually necessary, rather than deluge
our own fair laud with millions of a
pagan race which have no sentiments
Hi common with us, and who never
can become citizens ? Those Metho
dist ministers of New York, take a
ery narrow contracted view of this
subject, and for this reason their
pinionsshould carry but little weight.
Frozen to Death. A party of
five men, consisting, of Thomas Par
ker, Whose family resides near Oregon
City, James Johnson, Welch, Carson,
and and another man, whose name is
not ascertained, says the Portland
Bee, started sometime since for Was
co cetftity. Arriving, at The Dalles,
they started on foot for their destin
ation, but being overtaken by a blind
ing snow 8tprm, took shelter in a barn
on the road. Welch had his feet
badly frozen, and Parker sucenmed
and froze to death before assistance
could reach him.
A. C. Edmonds, the Orefton mechanic,
Was stricken with paralysis recently while
peaking at a public meeting in Woodland,
Yolo county, California. His left side is
entirely useless ; he has lost the nse of his
left eye, and is suffering great agony at his
residence in Portland.
Indian Steve, of Jackson county, has been
acquitted of the murder of Eri Sibring.
A MOST HORRID MURDER.
The Portland Standard of Sunday
and Oregonian of Monday, contain
the sickening details of one of the
most cruel and horrid murders that
was ever pepetrated in our State.
The victim was Mrs. Barbara Hagar,
a German lady, aged 55 years. The
whole affair is shrouded in the deepest
mystery, although suspicions rest up
on two parties, and District Attorney
Caples immediately repaired to the
scene of the fearful tragedy, and will
spare no labor, pains or expense, in
bringing the fiendish perpetrators to
the bar of justice. The particulars,
in brief, are as follows : Six years
since a Mr. Hagar, wile andtWo'daugh
ters and a son arrived in Portland
from Wisconsin. One daughter and
the son reside in Portland, while the
old people and the remaining daugh
ter live on the McNary farm, some
three and a half miles above Milwau
kie, in Clackamas county. Last Fri
day the old gentleman went to Port
land, on business. After dinner the
daughter Mary, aged 25 years, went
to Oregon City, on' business, return
ing home about 5 o'clock P. M. Af
ter putting her horse away, she trip
ped into the house as usual but no
1 i i c . i:
pen can aescnoe ner iceimgs, pi in
duced by the terrible scene of blood
and carnage that met her gaze. Her
dear mother, whonf she had so affec
tionately kissed a good by, only a
few hours previous, now lay a man
gled, mutilated, bleeding corpse upon
the floor, her head almost literally
severed from the body, besides vari
ous marks of violence, evidently in
dieted by some fiend incarnate, armed
with a hatchet, which lay upon a
block near the door . ot the bouse.
The girl fell senseless upon the man
gled form of that affectionate mother
How long she remained in this condi
tion she does not know but as soon
as consciousness returned, she hasten
ed to a neighbor's and gave the
alarm and friends rapidly gathered
around. The scene beggars all de
scription the floors, doors and furni
ture were besmeared and spattered
with blood, everything indicating a
most desperate struggle. A linen
collar, evidently torn from the neck
of the iiund, by the struggling wo
man, was found upon the kitchen
floor, when the horrid butchery was
perpetrated. Fiom all appearances
the old lady was assaulted while
washing the dinner dishes, and a ter
rible struggle ensued-.
The object, no. doubt, was money,
as the old people had sometime since,
received quite a sum of money from
the States, but had loaned it to their
son, who was in business in Portland.
The doors, trunks, drawers, &c, about
the house, were smeared with marks
of bloody hands, showing that the
house had been thoroughly ransacked
after the murder had been committed.
About S30 in money, a gold chain,
and some keepsakes,' were the only
valuables found. Hanging is too good
for such a wretch.
FROM THE CAPITAL.
Salem, Feb. 24, 1879.
Editor Gazette : "Temp us fu
git," and the calendar warns us that
publication day draws near, and as
yet we have not served out the pabu
lum from this section of the country,
a dose which were your readers to
omit swallowing weekly would per
haps result disastrously Methinks,
however, wewill be compelledto draw
it very mild this week, taking it for
granted your readers, as our patients,
are convalesce!, and reduce the dose
accordingly. Won may, perhaps, im
agine Corvallis a- nice, quiet little
spot where, as an inland town, you
have little or nothing to excite or in
terest the public mind but after all,
we just believe, as Salemites, we can
discount you and give you a dozen on
the string. Why, bless your soul,
a real good dog fight, where the con
testing canines exhibit anything like
pluck and tenacity would prove a
god-send to us all, and' we would
close our stores and offices and flock
thitherward to see the fun ; and as
for a "knock down and- drag out"
among the brutes of the higher order,
why bless you, the recital of the inci
dents attending it would be tid bits
of the rarest, raciest quality, such as
we would roll beneath our tongues
in ecstatic glee before permitting it
to escape from us. And oh I for a
scandal a rich racy scandal, with
the inevitable woman in the case.
Something, that although trifling in
actual detail, might be peddled out in
small quantities and whispered in
one's ear as the greatest secret extant.
One that can be dwelt on, talked
over, considered under, and added to.
One that will bear exaggeration, if
not investigation. Let Mrs, Tombs
tell Mrs. Smith that Mrs. Jones said
Mrs. Johnson remarked in the hear
ing of Mrs. Thompson that she had
heard that Mrs. Simkins insinuated to
Mrs. Survill that Mrs. Downs' cous
in's Wife's sister was detected kissing
her young man over the front gate
the other evening after prayer meet
ing. Let the thing be ever so trivial,
at first, by the time it passes through
the unmerciless routine of public
comment the innocent maid who so
unwisely permitted her young man to
give her a chaste salute over the front
gale will perhaps be the mother to
a half dozen fatherless boys and girls.
But what matters a young girl's rep
utation. It's a mere drop in the
bucket compared with the necessity
of having something to talk about,
for you know people must talk, and
young ladies, for that matter, needn't
-have any reputation.
Well, we have had Oiir annual at
tack of masquerade and are just re
covering from its effects. It broke
out bad On Friday evening last and
culminated in an experience meeting
at Reed's Opera House, where young
and old alike dropped in and beneath
the friendly mak made love and
talked sweet nothings to others of
the opposite sex. Flirtations such as
would not be countenanced elsewhere
were indulged in, the participants
meanwhile acknowledging that while
'twas nice 'twas naughty. Several
prizes were given, the only one we
competed for being the one won by
J. W. Graves, who, to our infinite
surprise and dire disappointment, was
voted the ugliest dancer in the hall.
The Supreme Court having decided
it the duty of the Secretary of State
to issue his warrants on the deficiency
fund appropriated by the last Iegisla
ture, his office has recently been be
seiged by claimants. And now comes
another rub. The Investigating Com
mittee have, in their report, taken
issue with the former administration
for allowing sheriffs mileage in con
veying convicts to the penitentiary
or insane persons to the asylum and
urges the Governor to commence suit
for the recovery of the funds so
squandered. Desirous of testing the
law on the question, and foronce and
all settling the vexed controversy,
Secretary Earhart has after due delib
eration and a careful review . of the
case concluded to hereafter disallow
mileage, permitting those interested
to seek redress through the courts.
A test case will be made at once and
the question finally and irrevocably
The parties having the contract for
putting the cornice on the capitol
building are now at work on the same.
It is quit an undertaking but when
once completed will add materially
to the appearance of the outside of
Speaking of the capitol building
reminds me of the corner stone and
that in turn reminds me of a little in
cident. There has been considerable
said and written about Tom. Cann's
religious belief which it is said is
sealed in the very heart of that stone.
Tom., since the investigation,-has con
descended to give to his intimate
friends the true "inwardness" of that
affair. He says he inclosed in a tin
box a list of prices current clipped
from some newspaper together with
a history of several church organiza
tions written by some one, perhaps
himself, for the press of the day
When he handed it in Hon. It. P.
Earhart and B. F. Brown, Esq., who
had charge of the articles deposited,
asked him what the sardine box con
tained. Tom. mumbled off' some
thing about churches and Setretary
Earhart entered it on the list as "Col.
T. H. Cann's religious belief," and as
such it has created no little comment
in secular and religious circles. Tom.
says the boys put up a job on him
and he has never heard the last of it.
The following executive appoint
ments have been made since I wrote
you last: Notaries Public M. S.
Wocock, Corvallis; George H.
Jones and Alonzo Gesner, Salem ;
H. Bryant, Albany; A. N. Harvey,
Rockville; James T. Townsend, Per
rydale; Thomas R. Blair, Elkhon-.;
and B. F. Goodwin, Portland. Com
missioner of Deeds E. B. Nast, N.
Right Rev. Bishop Morris officiated
at the Episcopal church in this city
on Sunday last. The ladies of this
society held a sociable on Thursday
evening last, which proved a very
pleasant affair throughout.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Smith lost one
of their twin daughters on Thursday
last, alter an illness of but a few
Mr. Smith, one of one tonsorial
artists, was last evening married to
Miss Minnie Scott.
The report of the Investigating
Committee has been published and
sent by mail to all whom the law
The State Printer is now deliver
ing the journals of the last session.
The boaid to audit the Indian war
claims of '77 and '78 are now in ses
sion with T. B. Odeneal, Esq., as
A very pleasant party was given
at the residence of M. Meyer on
Wednesday last in honor of Miss
Carrie Harris, of your city, who was
here visiting. Some twenty couple
were present, and mirth ruled the
We regret 50 learn that F. S.
Matthews, proprietor of the Chemek-
eta Hotel, is confined to his room by
a severe attack of the inflammatory
HOST. t. K. HARRISON, OF OREGON C1TT,
DROPS g DEAD IN THE STREET, OF
The Oregonian ' of Tuesday, Feb.
25th, contains the following very sad
r.eWs: "The painfully startling news
reached this city yesterday afternoon
that Hon. T. R. Harrison, of Oregon
City, dropped dead while walking
along the streets of that place. So
far as is known .Mr. Harrison had
been in good health. After falling,
Mr. Harrison died almost instantly
He had been a resident of Yamhil
for many years', having come to thi
State in 1S53. For the past four
years Mr. Harrison has" been receiver
of the land office at Oregon City.
A few days ago he was renominated
by the President and confirmed by
Congress. Decedent was a member
of the State Legislature in 1872. He
was a native of New York City. In
all the relations of life he was an
honorable man and nseful citizen.
He leaves a family and a large circle
of friends to mourn his sudden de
parture from the walks of men.
THE HARBGRGF REFUGE.
Ed. Gazette : In reports and speeches
upon the important question of a harbor of
refuge, there seems to be one very important
point that has been entirely overlooked, and
that is, how in the ordinary .course a vessel,
caught in a southwest gale, can enter Port
Orford harbor ?
It is shown by all the reports that the
storms that do the most damage, and de
stroy the most shipping, are southwest
gales. Now, when we consider that a ves
sel leaving San Francisco for Puget Sound,
or the mouth of the Columbia, must beat
westward some 500 miles to get the trade
winds, she would be driven too far north,
by a gale, before it would be possible for
her to make Port Orford ; and if she was
abreast of that point, or north of it, of
course it would be impossible for her to
reach that point, so that a harbor of refuge
at Port Orford would be of no practical ben
efit to the shipping of this coast ; and if
one were constructed there, at a cost of mil
lions to the government, not one vessel a
yer.r would ever enter there, to seek protec
tion from a sou-wester. On the other hand,
Cape FouUveather presents the only availa
ble point on the whole coast, from the Gold
en Gate to the Strait of Fuca, for a harbor
of refuge, for the simple reason that it is
the only place, far enough north, at which
a harbor of refuge could be constructed that
would be of any benefit to the shipping on
this coast, whatever.
If there was a suitable point for said har
bor a hundred miles further north it would
be stiil better ; but as it is, there is no point
at which such a harbor can be constructed
where it can be done as cheap, or be of as
much benefit to the shipping interests, as at
Col. Wilson, in his report, says : After a
careful examination of this subject I beg
leave to report that, in my opinion, Port
Orford is a very available point for a harbor
of refuge ; " and then oes on to give, as a
reason, that it is nearly midway between
San Francisco and the Strait of Fuca ; he
also says: "The gales most dreaded by
mariners are from the southwest, and are,
at times, fearful ifi their severity. On the
whole of this northwest coast, between San
Francisco and the Strait of Fuca, a dis
tance of 750 miles, there is no harbor that a
sailing vessel would attempt to enter during
a heavy southwest gale. xsow, suppose
that sailing vessels could navigate along
near the coast between San lurancisco and
the Strait of Fuca, it will be seen, at a
glance, that a harbor so near San Francisco
as Port Orford could not, in the ordinary
course of events, be any value to one-tourth
of the vessels that would seek safety from a
southwest gale ; for more than one-half of
them' would be abreast or north of that
poiut when caught in the gale and of course
could never make that point. But when we
consider how tar a vessel must necessarily
run to make the coast, it will be seen, at
once, of how little practical value a harbor
of refuse at Port Orford would be.
On the question of the expense of con
structing a harbor of refnge, the report
shows that it will cost nine million four
hundred and four thousand dollars to build
a harbor at Port Orford, and that to build a
sea wall, that would be of any benefit what
ever, would cost three million four hundred
and twenty-seven thousand dollars, while
according to the report of Assistant Engin
eer Robert Habersham, a harbor of refuge
can be constructed on the north side of Cape
f oulweather for six hundred and fifty-six
thousand, two hundred and fifty-one dollars;
about one-sixth of the cost of a part of a sea
wall at Port Orford. Mr. Habersham, in
his admirable report of the survey of this
point, says : " It is a natural harbor of con
siderable extent, even without improvement.
I am informed that during southwest gales
the whole of the area inside of. the reef is
comparatively smooth, and the southeast
portion entirely so. " Again he says, speak
ing of the harbor north of the Cape : " This
would enclose an area of about 100 acres un
der the lee of the Cape, with good anchorage,
in from 4 to 8 fathoms of water, having a
free entrance from the west 1200 feet wide.
Such a harbor would satisfy the present ne
cessities, not only as a refuge, bnt also as a
port of entry. " And he might have truth
fully added, that it would not only answer
the present necessities, but those of the next
generation. There are three courses open
to congress on this subject :
1. To squander millions upon a point of
no practical benefit. '
2. To make no appropriation, and let the
destruction of valuable lives and property
continue. . -
3. To make a reasonable appropriation to
construct a harbor where it can be of some
Which will it take ? Mariner.
S. H. Clanghton, who has been Lebanon's
postmaster for 14 years, has resigned, and
his son-in-law, Sam Paul, is the new incumbent.
Ed. Gazette : The 21st was celebrated
at Oneatta by a ball, under management of
Mr. Allen Parker. The affair was highly
creditable, and enjoyed with patriotic zest.
The launch Eureka rendered good service in
carrying parties to and from the dance.
The music and supper would have been ap
preciated by George Washington, or " any
other man," equally gifted with truthful
ness. Mr. Surman notes an increase of rainfall
since my last report of nearly 9 inches, and
still "coming down " in the most approved
The report of Mr. Habersham shows that
a fine port of entry can be obtained opposite
the center of Oregon's "garden spot"
where the largest foreign vessels can come
and go without the dangers of a bar, or the
delay of tides ; without expensive pilotage
or towage, or high rates of insurance - for
the small sum of 650,000. Senator J. P.
Jones spent twice that sum in making a ter
minus to his Santa Monica R. R. property,
by building a sea wall straight out to sea,
where there is no natural protection ; and if
the government, at this time, selects some
other poiut, private enterprise will develop
this harbor, and make it the terminus of the
best paying R. K. in the state, and the first
one to reach eastern Oregon and connect
with a railroad from the Central Pacific.
This is a prophecy of your humble corres
pondent. Just as soon as the C. P. finishes,
or joins hands with Tom Scott, that corpor
ation will commence a railroad to eastern
Oregon, to forstall competition in that direc
tion, if possible. The Yaquina Bay R. R.,
(or Philomath and Corvallis R. R., as Sei
retary Ried has it) reaching to Canyon City,
on a direct line from the coast, will be the
first connection with the East, via Browns
ville, Halsey and Corvallis. This, one year
ago, would have been impracticable, for
want of the natural harbor discovered last
spring by R. A. Habersham.
The N. P. R. R. is 6 or 8 years off, and
are crying for that immense land grant, a
subsidy against which, in common with all
other subsidies, both the Democratic and
Republichn platforms of this state have
specially inveighed for the last eight years ;
and I might add, truthfully, that the people
who made these declarations against further
subsidies to railroads, defeated the only
man we ever had in the U. S. senate with
sufficient courage to raise his voice in behalf
of the settler upon public lands. I am in
hopes our new members will be careful, and
not allow any corporation to have control of
half a continent, to the exclusion of pre
emptors and homesteaders. The N. P. Co.
is rich and abundantly able to do, through
a fine agricultural country, what the C. P.
Co. is doing through a desert. Hon. .
Lewis, a gentleman who represented that
company, in the capacity of lobbyist, in the
last legislature, told me the company didn't
build on bonds sold. If they built more
road than there was bond and land sales to
pay for, the individual stockholders, Biliinc's
& Co., mn.de it up, each frequently giving
two or three hundred thousand apiece.
Such a company, I imagine, des not require
the leading paper of Oregon to champion its
cause, or the people of this state to relin
quish a worthy principle on charitable
Newport, Feb. 23, 1870.
. FROM KINGS VALLEY.
Fd. Gazette : Pain, muddy roads and
high water are the order of the day in this
Smith & Co. have nearly reached the
mouth of the Luckiamute with a large lot of
Turnidge & Co. are jast starting down
the Luckiamute with the finest lot of logs I
Last Sunday Mr. John Seaborn came near
being- drowned, by falling off a log into the
the creek. Mr. John Caton, well-known in
Corvallis, also took a cold bath, passing un
der two logs, but upon coming to the surface,
swam ashore, with the remark that he "did
not believe in working on Sunday," and went
home a wetter, if not a wiser man, having re
ceived several bad bruises about the head.
Farmers employ every dry day in plow
ing. Grain is looking well and gras3 is
growing beautifully, over here.
Kings Valley, Feb. 20, 1879.
MARBIE ID :
At the ressiience of the bride, by Rev.
N. M. Skipworth, Mr. H. C. Rowe, to Mrs.
Julia A. Matney, all of Independence, Ore
gon. Mr. Rowe was formerly of Philomath.
As an indication that the happy couple are
not of "tender age," it is stated that both
have grand children.
In this city, Feb. 22, 1879, Mr. George F.
Denuick, aged 38 years.
Mr. Dennick was born in- Washington
County, Pennsylvania, in the year 1840.
He served four years in the Union army,
where he received three wounds, which have
caused him much misery since, and in the
greatest degree augmented his sufferings in
his last illness. He died at peace with' God
and in frill assurance of acceptance with the
Lord, through the merits of Jesus. He
lea;es a wife and three children mourning
his loss, yet as such who have a glorious
hope of a blessed re-union. W. C. K.
In this city, Feb. 15. 1879. Miss Ida D.,
daughter of J. C. and Irene M. Hunter,
aged 14 years and 4 months.
Ida was born in Benton county, Oregon,
September 16, 1864. She was a student of
Corvallis College Her sickness was of a
fatal type from the first, disease typhoid"
pneumonia; it did its dreadful work in one
short week. Her sufferings were severe,
but she bore them with wonderful patience"
and resignation. All was done' that skilled
physicians- and loving hearts could do to ar
rest the disease and restore the sufferer, 'but
all in vain. Early on Saturday morning
her delirium passed away and she awaked
to full consciousness. She called her parents
and grand parents to her bedside, and asked
them to forgive her wherein she had ever
done wrong, folded her hands across her
breast and earnestly prayed to her Heavenly
Father for forgiveness and then sweetly fell
asleep in Jesus. She was an obedient child,
a kind sister and a dutiful student. Her re
mains were conveyed to the Locke graveyard
on Sunday, 16th, followed' by a large con
course of mourning friends and laid awav in
the tomb, there to await the resurrection of
the dead. Dear friends, mav this heavy
affliction be sanctified bv vour Heavenly
Father, to your spiritual and eternal welfare.
corvallis, Feb, 25, j; JS.
COMPILED FROM THE DAILY OREGONIAN.
New York, Feb. 21. The Tribune of
this morning says : In whatever direction
one may look now an experienced observer
may see the 'signs of sure recuperation of
business prosperity of the country. Among
the symptoms'of improvement is the increas
ing consumption of iron, always one of the
surest signs of large emigration.
Berlin, Feb. 21. At a sitting of the
Medical society Dr. Virchou delivered a lec
ture on the plague, declaring that the epi
demic prevaling in Astrachan is the eastern
plague. He said that the measures adopted
by the German. government were of too gen
eral a character. Attention should be prin
cipally directed to the necessity of placing
the Russian army, returning from Turkey,
under medical inspection.
London, Feb. 21. A private letter from
Sir Garnet Wolsely, governor of Cyprus,
has been received. The famous British gen
eral says that he has much anxiety as to the
future of the Zulu difficulty. England is
involved in a life and death struggle. This
race is the most warlike in South Africa.
It numbers 200.000, and can bring 40,000
well armed, well drilled and admirably dis
ciplined warriors into the field, and it will
require a large foree of regular troops to
subdue them. The struggle will be severe.
A friend of Sir Garnet Wolsely eays that
the reinforcements being sent out are crue'ly
inadequate. The ministers are evidently
thinking of the expense as well as the safety
of the Cape and the honor of the country.
Should the Zulu natives settled in Natal and
and the native forces rise, they are sufficient
to sweep the British soldiers and wfiites into
the sea. Reinforcements are sailing daily
amidst enthusiastic demonstrations, the
queen giving audiences to the general offi
cers. When last heard from the Zulus were
preparing a grand combined attack with all
their forces. There was thrilling anxiety
throughout the colony, especially as the Zu
lu king was sending emissaries to other na
tive powers urging them not to lose this op
portunity to slaughter every white man in
South Africa. The colonists are armed to a
man, and are prepared, in the last emergen
cy, to defend their homes under direction of
the military authorities. There is no doubt
here about the final victory, but grave fears
are still entertained of what may happen
before the reinforcements arrive.
Washington, Feb. 22. The sundry civil
apropriation bill as completed by the com
mittee on appropriations and reported to the
house to-day contains the following distinct
ive Pacific coast items: For continuing work
on the Mare Island stone dock, 375,000; for
continuing the survey of the Pacific coast,
including the Columbia and other rivers to
the head of their tidal influence or ship nav
igation, 1SO,000 ; for establishing a light
house and fog bell to mark the entrance to
Oakland harbor, 85,000 ; to pay the amount
of the decree of the circuit court, attorney's
fees and costs in the case of the United
States'vs. Hopkins and others suit institut
ed for the purpose of obtaining a condemna
tion of land for a lighthouse site at Point
Arenas, 6,000 ; for establishing a depot for
buoys and supplies in the 12th district, $10,
000 ; for completing a lighthouse and, fog
signal to be established at Point Wilson,
Puget Sound, .312.000.
The anti-Chinese bill passed the house,
with all the senate amendments intact, by a
vote ot 140 to 95.
dent. It will be engrossed Monday.
The president and secretary of state are
extremely reticent on the Chinese question ;
but it is believed by many here that the bill
would iiave been signed but for the senate
amendment requiring the president to give
notice to the Chinese government of the ab
rogation of articles 5 and 6 of the treaty. It
is held that by this notice we would surren
der all rights of protection for .Americans
traveling or trading in China, and release
her from any treaty obligation, even not to
enslave our citizens.
New York, Feb. 22. A St. . Petersburg
letter says of the plague in Russia : It has
spread in the southern provinces at a rapid
rate. Thousands upon thousands have died
with it within the last five days,, The vic
tims, when taken, live only about two hours
and turn as black all over as a negro. All
physicians ordered to the care of the sick
have died, within twentyfour hours after
their arrival. The copses are burned, and
so are the houses in vhich the people die.
Whole towns have been laid -waste during
the past few days. The government has
placed a cordon of soldiers around the in
fected provinces so that the people cannot
get out and spread the disease. Any who
attempt to break through the cordon are
shot dead on the spot. People are begin
ning to feel uneasy ail over the empire. The
government of course does not allow the
news to get out, and all reports are sup
pressed, but the worst of all is, that nobody
can get out of the empire. The Austrian
and German governments have placed a dou
ble cordon of soldiers along the frontier,
preventing all persons from entering their
territory from Russia. All arriving by rail
road are stopped at the frontier anil detained
twenty days in quarantine, their baggage
and clothing disinfected, and if they prove
all right after a lapse of twenty days they
are permitted to cross the border. During
20 days the quarantined people are housed
in large sheds and barns without any ac
commodations or comforts. Of course,
knowledge of this fact keeps many people
from traveling. The government is doing
all in its power to prevent the disease from
U. S. Land Office, Oregon City, Or., )
February 6, 1879. . )
Complaint having been entered at this of
fice bv Oswald Kaeten against Frederick VV.
Godfrey for abandoning his Homestead En
try No. 3373, dated August 25, 1878, up
on the E of the S E J, 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 March,
1879. at 10 o'clock a. m., to respond and
furnish testimony concerning said alleged
L. T. BARIN, Register,
T. R. HARRISON, Receiver. - r
TN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
I State of Oregon for Benton County.
Luesa A. Johnson, l riainnn,
Newton C. Johnson, ) Defendant.
To 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. 1879. And you are hereby 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 February. A. D.
1879. F. A. CHENOWETH,
Order to Show Cause on Ap
plication for License to Sell
Ileal Estate of Minors.
In the matter of the Guardianship and
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) guardian of
said minor heirs, Wayman St. Clnir, Inez I.
at. Clair and Arthur St. Clair, and by her
petition duly verified by her own oath, and
filed 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 : The undivided
3-o (thrce-mths) (each ot said mingrs own
ing a fifth) of the north of the Donation
Land Claim of Wayman St. Clair and M.
J. St. Clair, his wife, it .being claim No. 47
in Township 12, S. R. 6 west, "Will.
Mer." in Benton county, State of Oregon,
containing 320 acres.
Also the undivided 3-5 (three-fifths) of
i. , ' ' ! 60 acres of land off of the north side of the;
li HOW IMJCS LO LUC UIC3J- , , , . A- T i r.1 - XT
- e - ...... fV, J. .-.f Co..! TVin(iMI T.nTiil I 1mm No
47, inT. 12, S. R. 6 west " WilL Mer." in
Benton county, Oregon, the said 60 acres
being and lying along and being off of the
nqrth side of said south of claim No. 47,
in a strip of equal width along the whole
north side of the south half of said claim.
The undivided 3-5 of lots II and 12 in
block 14, Dixon's Addition to the City ef
Corvallis. And the undivided 3-5 of lot S
in block 3 in Dixon's Addition to the City
of Corvallis. And also the undivided 3-5
of the undivided 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
Marysville, and the undivided 3-5 of the
undivided J of the south of a certain
piece or parcel of land lying east of said
block one (1), being bounded on the north
by Van Bnren street, on the west by First
or Water street, on the south by Jackson
street, on the east by the Willamette river,
saving, excepting and reserving the right of
way for a public road over the N. W. corner
of said last described parcel of land to the
ferry on the said Willamette river, saving
and execpting from the last above described"
lands the improvements and buildings there
on. All the above described lots being sit
uated in Corvallis, Benton county, State of
Oregon, which petition sets forth the con
dition of the estate of said wards and the
facts and circumstances under whi 'di it is
founded, tending to show the necessity or
expediency of such a sale, amd is duly veri
fied by the oath of the petitioner!
It appearing to the Court from such peti
tion that it is necessary and would be bene
ficial to the wards that snch real estate
should be sold.
It is ordered by the Court that Joseph D.
Johnson be and is hereby appointed guardi
an ad litem of Wayman St. Clair, Inez I.
St. Clair md Arthur St. Clair, minor heirs"'
of Wayman St. Clair, deceased, to repre
sent heir 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 Brysoh, Inez I. St.
Clair, Arthur St. Clair, Wayman St. Clair
and Laura O. Fuller ; and also the following
interested persons in S3id 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 be and appear before the County
Court of the State of Oregon for the Coun
ty of Benton, in the Court room thereof, in'
the Court House, at the City of Corvallis,
Benton county, State of Oregon, on Satur
day, the (8) eighth day of March, A P.,
1879, at 10 o'clock, A. u. of said day, to
show cause why a license should not be'
granted for the sale of such estate. And
that a copy of this order be published in the '
Corvallis Gazette, a newspaper pubiished
and circulating in the County of Benton,
Oregon, for three consecutive weeks. '
Witness, Hon. W. S. McFadden, Jndge
of said County Court, with the seal of said
County affixed, this 12th day of February,
1879. B. W. WILSON,
Ed. Gazette: What an effect a
little Sunshine has on people? Every
body appears cheerful' and happy,
and the past few days the usual re
mark, about muddy roads, hihj water
and nasty weather, has p;iven place to
"Oh! what lovely weather!" Farm
ers are busy plowinp;, the grass is
growing, and stock will soon be do
Phin. Gilbert returned, last week,
from a trip to the Siuslaw valley. He
is not favorably impressed, with the
Yesterday the vounarest child of
Mr. Charles Banton was buried.
Dunne ihe past few weeks the
family of Geo. Pdmer has been sorely
afflicted with what the physician calls
"Break-bone fever' Five or six
members of the family have been
Tiown with it. On last Wednesday
Mrs. Palmer died, leaving six chit
dren. One boy is still veiy low the
Others are imnrovinsr.
Mr. Jesse Hawley has lost three of
hTs best horses, by what appeared to
be lung fever.
The'Methodists had quarterly meet
in" at Simpson's chapel last Saturday
and Sunday. As the presiding elder
didn't come, on account of the revi
val meeting in Corvallis, the preacher
in eharge conducted the services and
had a good meeting. I learn that the
following trustees were elected by
the quarterly conference for Alsea
valley : J. H. Mason, D. Hawley and
Peter HooVer, and that the lumber is
partly sawed for a church, 24x36 feet.
I also learn .that the time for the an
nual campmeeting on BelfouDtaine
campground is fixed for lltb of Jane.
Monroe, Feb. 24. X. Y.
Kmmktt F. Wrens.
! BEAYAGE ! !
Hamlin" & WrennT Propr'Sr
HAVING JUST RETURNED FROM SA LF.M WITBT
a new Truck, and having leased the bam for
merly occupied by Mr. James Eglin, I am now pre
pared to do all kinds of
ORAYING 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.
K. S. StlAlik.Cl.I'OBlJ.
Corvallis, Dec. 27, 1878.
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. 16:6tf