The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899, March 07, 1879, Page 2, Image 2

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CorvaJlis, March 7, 1879.
Salem, March 3, 1879.
Editob Gazette : And now comes
on the time apace when sentimental
ist indite their odes to Spring and
woo the musts yearning for mystic
power and seeking fame by publish
ing to the World their sickly effusions
as poetry or song. Their attacks are
annual, as are the calendar mouths,
and each returning Marcfi'bot brines
on the dease anew, increasing only
in intensity. We might, were we
only so inclined, or rather gifted; in
dite a prosaic ode to Spring, and
were we but writing an essay for a
society jonrnfS, the subject would be
an appropriate one and the hearers
might gently doze the bouts" away
while it was being read by the school
boy editor. JIw oft have we in our
school days listened expectantly for
i the theme of the lair younggirl, who,
Ion Friday afternoon was called upon
to read her composition. the had
perhaps found favor in our siht, and
may, indeed, have caused our yZaaW
fill heart to go pit-a-pat against our
waistcoat, and we naturally expected
something unusually fine as a jro
dnclion from ore who, tb our minds,
was the very pink of perfection. We
can see her now as she modestly steps
upon the platform and faces the au
dience, with features radiant with
tell tale blushes. Timidly she clears
her throat atnd we lean anxiously for
ward to catch the subject. Uer ruby
lips arc parted and a sound escapes
which reaches our seal, and hopes
and anticipations which but a mo'
ment since raised to the highest pitch
are dashed to the ground as the hack
neyed theme of "Spring,'' accompa
nied by a tremendous lisp reaches our
boyish ear. Our interest'in'lhc essay
ceases then and there, and we com
mence looking around praying that
Satan may indeed find some mischief
for idle hands to do. She has disap
pointed us cruelly, and we are thus
early taught to believe this world is
all delusion.
With the return of Spring' comes
the season of Lent, which the Church
studiously- observes.
and for a period of forty days at least,
her followers endeavor as best thev
In another column we give the
fall text of the Chinese restriction
lull, as passed by Congress and
vetoed by President Hayes. In our
rtext'we will give the veto message,
which is a lengthy, but not otherwise
rfemarkable document. Senator Booth
raid'He thought it " very much like
an'orcHnary eastern newspaper article
abont what he expected."
Senator Jones said "it seemed to
him that the President simply wanted
to-barter our civilization for supposed
commercial advantages and for sup
posed opportunities for missionary
efforts in China. He was not sur:
prised at anything weak, mild or wa
terish when it proceeded from such a
Senator Mitchell said "he hardly
dared trust himself to speak of Mr.
Hayes, for fear he might employ lan
niflse which would not be decorous.
He considered the President's utter
ances hypocritical and inconsistent,
and the veto an outrage."
The veto message, when returned
tb the house, in which it originated,
at 9 v. sr., laid upon the Speaker's
table two ho'urs before being read,
lis reading was attentively listened
to, but no oii3 seemed disposed to
discuss it, and the Speaker therefore
immediately put the question requir
ed by the constitution, " Shall this
bill pass, the objections of the Presi
dent to the contiary notwithstand
ing?" There was a slim attendance
of members, as it was known to be
hopeless to "attempt to obtain a pas
sage of thebill over the veto. The
vote stood, yeas 109; nays 95; where-j
LliMll kilt; micftn MinvHuw 4 wimi niv. , . -
..... . I of Eoslana so
bill having tailed to receive the nec-1
essary two-thirds vote was rejected. I
. . ' can to behave themselves half wav
from the Kepublican side ot the
house, although quite a number also
came from the Democratic side.
The following are the Republicans
who Voted in the affirmative: Bayne,
Brentano, Butler, Cole, Davis of Cal
ifornia, Deering, Errctt, Evans of In
diana, Fort, Foster, Dale, Ilarmer,
Hayes, Hazleton, lliibbell, Jorgen
een, Majors, Marsh, Neal, Page,
Shellabarger and Williams of Ore
gon; and the following are the Dem
ocrats who voted in the negative:
decent. Fortunately too, perhaps, a
majority of them succeed in doing
so, and by close attention to fasting
prayer and the practice of more or
less self-denial, they may, in a meas
ure, atone for the failures and delin
quencies of the remaining two kin
dred and twenty-five when direct
moral and religious restriction are
partially removed. Amusements will
be poorly attended during the season
of Lenf, both here and elsewhere.
Bliss, Chandler, HardenbnrglClIarris! T,,e SPrcme Coun continues to
griuu uui us icgai lore in uoses small
of Virginia, Harris of Georgia,
Hewitt of New York, Landers, Morse,
Phelps, Pridemore, Waddell, Warner,
Williams of Delaware, and Willis of
New York.
The defeat of this bill, at this time,
carries the matter over to the next
Congress, when the united voice of
the people of the Pacific coast, wilh
out regard to party lines, will de
mand relief. Sentimentality and fine
spun theories, no matter by whom
promulgated, can not take the place
of stubborn facts. The people of
this coast are the greatest sufferers
by the thrcr.g of pagans, who are
defying our government, spreading
disease of the direst kinds, and a
moral leprosy, a thousand fold worse,
in San Francisco and Portland they
hold their secret tribunals and inflict
the death penalty with impunity.
Instead of being Christianized, they
bring their pagan rites and establish
and maintin their Joss houses, and
perform their midnight orgies with
out1 regard to our laws. In every
town-arid hamlet where they estab
lish their wash houses, they also carry
their opium smoking dens, into which
the youth, of both sexes of our land,
are lured to destruction. Could Pres
ident Hayes, and some of his senti
mental advisers, be placed in one of
the Chinese hells with which our
large cities abound, for twenty-four
hours, they would view this Chinese
question in its true light, and act
very different. It does seem that the
representatioirof the Senators, Repre
sentatives, and delegations from this
ooast, where the evil is seen in' all its
hideous formsr should have had some
weight with the President. But they
were of no avail. What the effect
will be, time, alone, can develop.
PRiimsa Expert. The Portland Bee of
the 3d last, says : " We are pleased to an
nounce that our friend, Mr. George Himes,
the gentleman of the big fist, has just re
ceived the appointment of State- Printing
Expert. Mr. Himes is a thorough printer,
who understands the business in all its
branches, and will discharge the duty hon
estly and conscientiously. "
David Cams, of Waterloo precinct, Linn
county, aged 88 years, last week led to the
altar Mrs. Susan A. Pickernell, of Browns
ville, aged 55.
but powerful, and attorneys watch
the proceedings; with gfea-51 Interest
The IIolladay-Elliot suit, which has
claimed its almost undivided atten
tion for the past' two weeks, has been
presented, argued and submitted, and
the powers that be have taken the
case under advisement.
The Workmerf'-now engaged in put
ting the sheet iron cornice on the
State Capitol building, have the work
well under way, and when completed
it will prove a great addition'to the
finished appearance of the building.
Hexter & May, of Portland, have
the contract for the work, which is
being done under the general super
vision of W. II. Moore, Esq., a first
class mechanic who contracts in Port
land and elsewhere, speak well for his
mechanical ingenuity anil skill. This
style of cornice is fast superceding all
others in our large cities where safety
against fires is a rule rather than an
exception. It is warranted superior
in every respect and We are glad- to
note its more universal use, and are
pleased to see it utilized on the capi
tol building, the" commissioners hav
ing evinced good judgment in its se
lection. It is fast coming; into' gen
eral use in Portland.
As intimated isHoar last letter, we
have had a- change of postmasters in
j this city, H. M. Thatcher stepping
down and out he having resigned
and Capt. L. S. Scott, the old Repub
lican wheel-horse, having been ap-
pointed to fill ilie vacancy They
are both good, and for our part we
cannot see wherein we have gained
or lost by the change. Success at
ter.U'them both, say we.
Tom. Jennings is married. Do you
know Tom.? No? Well, Torn, is an,
ex-sewing machine agent, and he can
jnst talk a man stone blind quicker
than any other man west of the rag
ing Mississippi. He has traveled all
through this valley, and we will wa
ger a brick watch that he has the
advantage, and knows you. Tom.
tried to sell us a sewing machine once.
He tackled us in at We stood him
off like a little man and referred him
to our better half, never supposing for
a moment she would ever consent to
having one in the house. He left us
however with a wicked smile in one
corner of his left eye, and we having
occasion to go home about half an
hour afterwards, were somewhat sur
prised to find a $75 machine standing
in the middle of the floor and Tom.
waiting in the door with a blank note
for us to sign. We expostulated, but
it was no go, and the machine h still
with us. Well, now, Tom. has gone
and done it. He went over into Polk
county and captured a widow's
daughter and a good farm, while she
has scooped in a good husband and
one who will always- be' found in
Earnest whenever duty calls. May
he fif long and brosper.
One of the pleasaDtest church so
ciables of the season took place at
the elegant residence ot George II.
Jones, Esq., on Gaiety Hill, in this
city, on Friday evening last, under
the auspices of the Congregational
Church, which netted a' handsome
little sun for church purposes.
The concert given at Reed's Opera
House on Tuesday evening last was
very largely attended and proved a
very pleasing entertainment, netting
Mr. Kinross about 3t)0.
Dr. J. C. Hawthorne, of East Port
land, has been awarded the contract
for keeping the indigent insane and
idiotic of tins' Slate for the ensuing
six years at five dollars per week
each. The cost for keeping them for
the quarter ending February 28th,
amounted to the snug little sum of
The institute for the blind will be
closed probably at an early day, there
being but four pupils in attendance at
the present time, a number insufficient
to justify the Board of Education in
keeping it open. Some of the re
strictions imposed by the laW govern
ing the same arc embarrassing, to say
the least, to the Board and pupils as
Mr. and Mrs: W. II. Martin enter
tained their friends one eveninu last
week in a regal manner at their little
home in this city.
The telegraph operators sUf this
point and Tacorna, W. T., have
changed places, which sends Miss Le
na Williams thence and brings Billie
Demar here.
Youii special will visit Portland
this wek, and my next letter may
contain some metropolitan dashes.
An immense anti-Chinese mass
meeting was held at the oonrt house,
in Portland, last Saturday evening,
in which all classes of citizens were
represented;' T4ie meeting was called
to order by Chief Justice Kelly and
Gov. Thayer was invited to preside.
Jas. A. Smith, Esq., was chosen sec
retary, and members of the press
assistant secretaries. The meeting
was the most enthusiastic one held
in that city for years. Judges Kelly
and McArthur, J. F. Caples, Esq.,
Mr. James A. Smith, Dr. Brenan Mr.
T. Br McDevitt, Hon. Jos. Acton and
others; delivered stirring and effec
tive addresses.
A committee on resolutions, con
sisting of Messrs. Sidney Dell, R. E.
Vestal, J. B. Congle, C. L. Kuhn and
Thomas "Mountain, reported the fol
lowing, which were unanimously
Resolved, Tliatit is the universal sentiment
ot the people as the State of Oregon, with
out regard to party afiiliations, that the im
migration of Chinese to this coast is- inimi
cal tb every interest of our people and dan
gerous to the Well-being of our common
wealth. Resolved', That the Chinese are now,
have always been, and will ever remain,
alien to every principle of American civili
zation, ioes to the interests of our industrial
population, who have not assimilated- and
can never assimilate with our citizens, who
bring with them all the debasing vices of
their ellete social life, who contribute noth
ing to the wealth of our country, and who
serve as a constant drain upon our prosperi
ty, sending away to China all-' the wealth
th y can hoard by living in hovels.
Resolved, Thnfc'it is not a question be
tween capital and labor, properly consider
ed, but it rises far' higher and becomes a
question of race supremac y a social prob
lem of the' greatest national importance,
wherein, if such inimigr.i: ion is fostered or
permitted, the Chinamen 'will have all the
advantage over the laboring classes that the
grasshopper has over the unresisting farmer.
Resolved, That while we recognize the
principle that free Ameriea is and always
shall be the asylum of the oppressed of all
nations, we are unalterably opposed to the
application of that principle to a foreign
race which is hostile to every principle that
makes us free and renders that freedom per
manent. Resolved, That we believe this is a ques
tion that belongs peculiarly to the people of
the Pacific Coast, and if their unanimous
wishes shall be disregarded, a War of races
may be precipitated upon tits. We there
fore respectfnliy demand, in behalf of our
people, that this bill shall be approved by
the President.
Resolvtt, That the chairman of this
meeting be requested to telegraph these res
olutions and the action of this meeting at
once to the President of the United States
for his consideration.
Good Sale. The Portland Bee, of the
21st inst. 1 1 has the fo.lowing item, Tthich
shows that Major Bruce, formerly of this
county, has an eye to business. Come back,
Major, and make another start, in Benton :
Major Bruce has sold his place, known
as the Monroe farm, near Centerville, con
taining 855 acres, to a Mr. Reid from CaL,
at $37 per acre, amounting to $24,235.' Mr.
Bruce will clear by this opperation about
$8,000 in eighteen "months' time.
Capt. L. S. Scott has been appoionted
postmaster at Salem, vice H. M. Thatcher,
Mrs. Johnson, formerly employed as typo
on the Gazette, and who, with her hus
band like an illustrious member of the John
son family, has been " swinging 'round the
circle," writes Us a private letter from Col
fax, W! T. , itnder date of Feb. 10th. Guess
the letter got "snowed in" on the route.
We take liberty of making a few extracts,
as follows :
Yea, verily, we are kicking around here
some have to do so to keep from freezing.
Do not admire this climate as much as that
of Santa Barbara nor as much as that of
' Webfoot," either.
We afe glad to get the GA-ZETNS-althouidi
it is not received very regularly. We take
a great interest in' Benton comity, and are
glad that her prospects are so blight. May
her star never wane;
Mr. Johnson's health is excellent never
better. This rigorous climate does not agree
with me, however. 1 have deserted print
ing offices altogether. I think my house
hold work quite enough 'for nle now, al
though printers' wages are very good in this
part of the conntry. We have had nearly
two months of snow, which bus lain on the
ground from two to six feet deep and in
some places, gulches, as much a3 15 feet
deep. Ugh ! The outlook for stockmen is
distressing, especially new-comers, who put
all their money in stock " to feed on the
nice, .:risp bimcli-grass, an winter, as the
papers say, and who were not told that just
such a winter was sure to come every four
years. Thosands of sheep have died and
the cattle, what will become of them ? A
few days ago we had a bit of a thaw, and
people began to look cheerful but this
morning there was more snow, and every
body blue. Capt. Wmant ought to be up
here, ami he would be almost wild for some
of that beautiful weather, which seems so
monotonous to him, in California.
1 have not seen Mr. Martzall's folks since
October. Mrs. M. was sick all last summer,
with the ague. I am told that a good many
Oregonians will be back to Webfoot in the
spring. As the wheel of Tiniejrevolves we
might again drop off somewhere in Webfoot
also. However bad this country may be.
there are worse places, and if people would
only prepare properly there need be no suf
fering here. A better wheat growing region
could not be found.
Dr. CaL M. Boswell 13 here practising
medicine is doing well, and well liked.
Doctor Plyley and family are also here,
and doing well. Old Mr. Head, (father of
I!. G. Head) wife and daughter, (Mrs. Mo
ses, ) are living in Colfax. The old gentle
man is justice of the peace.
Mr. D. King, of 'Philomath, lives near us
he gets my GAZETTE to read but says he
must renew his subscription soon. He pre
fers Benton county to tiiis country.
Snow fell lhsfc night and to-day is coming
down like fury. What floods there will be
in this country and that right soon. You
may even read of Colfax being washed out.
Snowballing and sleigh-riding are the order
of the day with us.
A few days ago Kather Wilbur, the super
intendent of the Yakima Indian reservation,
rjceived orders to have Chief Moses in read
iness to go, with other prominent chiefs,
fronvthe Umatilla reservation to Washing
ton. This information was imparted to Mo
ses a day or two afrerward, but the chief
tain looked upon the matter with considera
ble suspicion and betrayed considerable un
willingness to accede to the proposition,
tthinking it a device to get him to the Indian
territory. In order to relieve Moses' mind
from any suspicion, Father Wilbur gave him
a-furlough of 30 days to go and visit his
people, under a promise that at the end of
that time he would return to the reservation.
On Thursday last Moses left the reservation,
Where he had been held a prisoner, for 'the
purpose of taking a furlough. He had been
absent but about three hours when a crowd
df citizens from Yakima City arrived at Fort
S'kncoe, the agency headquarters, headed
by an officer and armed with a warrant of
mi-rest for Moses. The grand jury of that
county had found an indictment against him
as accessory to the Perkins murders. The
posse of citizens were astonished at the ac
tion of the agent and strongly expressed
their indignation at the proceeding.
A meeting of citizens was held to take
steps to rearrest Moses. Father Wilbur
Was present at the meeting and promised
the citizens that if they would remain quiet
he would deliver Moses to them within
twelve days. Moses has gone directly to
his vamp beyond Priest's Rapids, and is
doubtless aware of the intent of the people
ami will prepare himself accordingly. He,
if pursued, will look upon the matter as a
violation of his parole, and surmising treach
ery from the first, he will be loth to return
now, and any precipitated attempt, at the
expiration of the twelve days of grace, will
involve the entire country in a bloody and
relentless war. The situation is one of
great peril, and it is now looked upon as al
most certain that war with Moses and other
tribes is inevitable.
The above is from the Oregmian of the
4th inst., and seems to indicate the renewal
of Indian troubles, at an early day. What
the end will be no one can foretell.
The North East (Md.) liecord. Democrat
ic, pays Senator Mitchell the following com
pliment : " Among tha senators who retire
from that body on the 4th of March, there
is no one whose absence will be felt more
sensibly than that of I. EL Mitchell, of Or
egon. In Pennsylvania, his native state, in
Oregon, whose growing interests he has so
ably and so faithfully represented, as well
as in all portions of the country, his course
ha3 been marked with peculiar interest.
Just in the prime of life, with all the vigor
and compass of rare natural endowments,
trained by culture and experience, he has
devoted himself to his high position with
the energy, fidelity and power that marked
the statesmen of the olden time. He has
m ule for himself a record i 1 the senate alike
honorable to himself and the nation. It
cannot be that' a discriminating pe ude will
permit one so useful to retire permanently.
The nation cannot afford to dispense with
the services of a representative like him.
His ability, his eloquence, his industry, hi?
fidelity and his patriotism beloug not only
to Oregon, but to the people of the whole
country, and these qualities in these latter
days are much needed in the councils of the
nation. Whatever his individual preference
may be. we hope ere long to see him return
to public life.
The Oregon Citj Enterprise in alluding to
the death of Hon. T. R. Harrison,' says :
Several reports having been1 published in
the daily press concerning the manner and
place of the death, neither of - which are cor
rect, our readers will find the following ac
count'true, as it happened within our lot to
be beside the deceased gentlemen when he
was taken sick. Meeting Mr. Harrison in
the morning we inquired of his health, and
he complained of a tightness of the chest and
a difficulty in breathing. We parted then,
promising to be at his office at 12 o'clock to
receive some papers for publication. At five
minutes to 12 we called upon the honorable
gentleman and found him very sick, in a bat h
of perspiration. Hastening to inform his
family, we returned in company with his son
and daughter, and found life's ebb fast draw
ing to a close. Dr. Norris was summoned,
who used all the means within reach to re
lieve the sufferer. But too late ; no earthly
skill or help could call back the fleeting
spirit. Mr. Harrison was much respected
in the city where he resided for the past
four years; and has held during that time
the position of receiver at the. land office.
A strange fact : Mr. Harrison had only re
ceived a few haurs before his death his reap
pointment as receiver from the present, his
time expiring on the 27th inst. Mr. Harri
son was 63 years old, having been born on
the 5th of November, 1815, at Leichfie d,
Herkimer county, New York. He came to
Oregon in 1852, and settled near Amity,
Yamhill county," where he taught school for
a good many years. He was abo a member
of the legislature in 1872. His remains were
taken to Amity, Yamhill county, by boat
on Tuesday morning, escorted by a large
number of warm friends. In all his relations
in life he was an honorable man and a use
ful citizen. He leaves a family and a large
circle of acquaintances to mourn his loss.
Three thousand dollars have been sub
scribed at Jacksonville toward a fund for
building a Fresbyterian church.
The prisoners in the Linn county jail at
tempted to escape last weak by digging a
hole through the brick wall of the building.
A meeting will be held at Albany on Mon
day evening to consider a proposition to pur
chase a block and build a new suhool house.
Cornelius has 33 families; 1 blacksmith
shop, 1 wagou shop, 1 harness shop, 3 stores,
1 w irehouse, 1 saloon, 1 drug store, 1 livery
stable. Mr. L. Hadaway, a practical printer, has
pui chased the interest of Mr. H. C. Wood,
in the Oregon City Enterprise, The latter
gentleman retiring from the conduct of that
Curtis Manning, a young man engaged in
mining on upper Grave creek, had both
bones of his left leg broken, rejently, by the
caving of a bank under which he was work
ing. The Israelites of Albany and vicinity
have been granted a charier, and will soon
institute a lodge of Independent Order of
B'nai Brith, to be called Albany Lodge 1.
O. B. B.
E. 0. Stanwood is clearing away the de
bris and preparing to build a new saw mill
on the site at B-jllville, Washington county,
where the oi l one was burned 0:1 tho night
of January 22d.
Polk county River Side: The engineers
of the westsicle railroad have been in Inde
pendence surveying this week. They run a
line from near F. S. Powell's house' to the
Luckiainute, by w-ay of the Stoats' pass,
where the railroad will lc located in the
Mr. Solomon Tethvow, of Polk county, a
pioneer and leader of one of the large com
panies of immigrants which came to Oregon
from Missouri in 1845, died at his home on
the 15th inst. He was aged 79 and was the
father of ten sons and daughters, all now of
mature age. He was buried at Monmouth.
Re'.iable '"arties have informed the Salem
Statesman that the recent rains have washed
out the dirt from underneath the ties of the
narrow gauge railroad for a distance of about
four miles south of Perrydale. The track
cannot be used until the present rains cease
and the dirt be again tilled in.
WashisGton, Feb. 28. Authentic infor
mation that the president has definitely de
termined to veto the Chinese 'bill, reached
the eapitol to-day a few minutes after the
close of the cabinet session, and at once ex
cited throughout the Pacific coast delegation
a feeling of deep regret, not unmixed with
indignation. The semi-official announce
ment that the cause ofjthe forthcoming veto
is the incorporation in the bill of the clause
fornHly abrogating two treaty articles, is
denounced by all friends of the bill as a mere
pretext for a decision which is realty
prompted by a fear of the eastern public sen
timent, manifested by leading newspapers
of both parties, and by resolutions of such
bodies as the New York chamber of com
merce, and by the utterances of metropoli
tan pulpits. The Pacific delegation are
unanimously of the opinion that the pro-
fsed abrogation of the 5th and 6th articles
the Burlingame treaty is fully warranted
by the fact as stated by Crover and his
Democratic colleagues in their interview
with the president on Wednesday, as well
as by the Republican members of the delega
tion previously, that these articles have
been nullified by China from the beginning,
and are utterly worthless so far as our citi
zens and commerce are concerned, and are
not needed for the protection of the Chinese
in this country.
The senate committee on commerce, rec
ognizing the importance of establishing a
breakwater and harbor of refuge on the Pa
cific coast, the point to be selected by the
board of engineers, have determined to rec
ommend commencement of the work, and
have fixed the amount for such commence
ment at $150,000. They have also amended
the river and harbor bill by adding 50,000
to the house item for the canal at the Col
umbia river-cascades, thus making the total
amount in the bill as reported to the senate
6100,000, anil by adding $20,000 to the
house appropriation of 40,000 for improve
ment at Coos Bay.
Chicago, Feb. 28. deputy U. S. Mar
sh 1 Roe, vesterdav afternoon arrested, at
Pekin and Peoria, some fifty persons. 111:
indictment at Sprinsfield for complicity in
the whisky frauds. Soma of them are
prominent and wealthy citizens.
San Francisco, Feb. 28. In anticipation
of the veto of the ;:nti-Chinese bill to-morrow
and the probabi.ity of a disturbance
ensuing, Gen. McCoomb, acting under in
structions of the governor, has placed a
guard over all the armories of the militia.
It is not known that in doing this he is in
fluenced by knowledge of any proposed
movement of a riotous nature. It is proba
bly purely a precautionary measure. There
is good ground for belief that at the present
juncture in political affairs in this state, the
leaders of the workingnien and their follow
ers would be among the first to oppose any
violent action. In some quarters it is con
sidered possible that the criminal element
might seek to make it : n excuse for cre
ating a disturbance with a view to plunder.
Jiut any
Capital - - $l,0Ov0.
Pacific Branch, . "
No. 210 Sansome St.S.F., Cat
Agency for Oregon and W. Terrritory with
HAWLEY, DODD & CO., Portland.
Have been tested by the most disatrous con
flagrations in the country.
They are thoroughly fire-proof.
Tkey are free from dampness.
Their superiority is beyond question.
Although about 150,000 of these safes are
now in use, and hundreds have been tested
by some of the most disastrous conflagrations
in the country, there is not a single instanco
on record wherein one of them ever failed
to preserve its contents perfectly.
Have never been broken open and robbed by
burglars or robbers.
Hall's burglar work is protected by letters
patent, and his work cannot be equaled law-,
His patent bolt work is superior to any in
use. j!
His patent locks cannot be picked by the
most skillful experts or burglars'.
By one of the greatest improvemen's
known, the Gloss Automatic Movement, ov.r
under ! locks arc operated without any arbor or spin-
die passing tlirougli the door and into the
Our Locks cannot be picked or opened by
! burglars or experts, (as in case of other
I Locks.) and we will put from 81,000 to10,-
uuu uenina tnem at any time against an
equal amount.
The most skillful workmen only are em
ployed. Their work cannot be excelled.
Hall's Safes and Locks can be relied at all
They are carefully and thoroughly con
Made in America, or any other country.
To any person who can prove that one of
Hall's patent burglar-proof safes has ever
leinonstration from that quarter j been broken open and robbed by burglars,
would be summarily squelched. At police f up to the present time.
Be it enacted, etc. That no master of any
vessel owned in whole or in part by a citizen
of the United States, or by a citizen of any
foreign country, shall take on board such
vessel at any port or place within the Chi
nese empire, or at any other foreign port or
place whatever, any number exceeding fif
teen Chinese passengers, whether male or
female, with the intent to bring such passen
gers to the United States, and leave such
port or place and bring such passengers to
any number exceeding fifteen 011 one voyage
within the jurisdiction of the United States.
Scc.2. That wheneverthe master or other
person in charge ot any such vessel takes on
board the same at any foreign port or place
any greater number of Chinese passengers
than is prescribed in the first section of this
act, with intent to bring such passengers to
the United States, and leave such port or
place, and bring such passengers to- any
number exceeding fifteen on one voyage,
within the jurisdiction of the United States,
he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor
and shall, for each pitss.aiger so taken on
board and brought within the jurisdiction of
the United States, exceeding the number of
fifteen, be lined S100, and may also be im
prisoned for not exceeding six months. .
Sec. 3. That tije master of any vessel ar
riving in the United States, or any of the
territories thereof, from any foreign port
whatever, at the same time tiiat he delivers
a manifest of tho cargo, and if there be 110
cargo, then at the same time of making re
port or entry of the vessel, pursuant to law,
shall, in addition to other matters required
to be reported by law, deliver and report to
the collector of tiie district in which such
vessel shall arrive, a separate list of all Chi
nese passengers taken 011 board the vessel at
any loreigu port or place, and of all such
passengers 011 board the vessel at that time.
.Such lists shall l)C sworn to by the mastef in
the same manner a3 directed by law 111 rela
tion to the manifest of cargo, and refusal or
neglect of the master to comply with the
provisions of this section shall receive the
same penalties, disabilities and forfeitures
as are provide 1 for a refusal or neglect to
report anil debvtr a manifest of the cargo.
Sec. 4. '1 hat the amount of the several
penalties imposed by the foregoing provis
ions shall be liens ou the vessel violating
these provisions, and such vessels shall be
libelled therefor in any circuit or district
court of the United States where such ves
sels shall arrive.
Sec. 5. That nothing herein contained
shall be held to repeal or modify any law
forbidding the importation of coolies, or of
fema:es tor immoral purposes, into the Unit
ed States; provided that no consul or com
mercial agent ci the United States, residing
at any port from which any vessel taking
Chinese passengers may take her departure,
shall grant the certificate provide ! for in
section 2,1(2 of the revised statutes for
more than fifteen Chinese passengers on any
one vessel.
Sec. 6. That this act shall not apply to
persons officially connected with the Chinese
government, or any embassy thereof, or to
persons rescued from shipwrecks during the
voyae of ami by the vessel seeking a harbor
in stress of weather nthin the jurisdiction
of the United States, or to persons who may
only seek a temporary residence for educa
tioual purposes, and who shall have a cer
tificate from the XJhinese government for
that purpose.
Sec. 7. That this act shall take effect
from and after the first day of July, 1879,
and the President of the United States shall
immediately on the approval of this act
give notice to the government of China of
the abrogation .of articles five and six of the
additional articles of the treaty of June 18,
1868, between the United States and China,
proclaimed February 5, 1870, commonly
called the Burlingame treaty.
In this county, March 1st, 1879, Sophia,
daughter of K. A. and Sophia Hurlburt,
aged 1 year and 6 months.
headquarters not a ripple ot excitement is
discernible, and all knowledge of anything
afoot tending to a breach of the peace is ut- j
terly disclaimed.
Washincton, March 2. The probability
oi an extra session lias heen little, 11 111 any
degree, diminished by this afternoon's work
in the senate or the efforts of committees of
conference to agree upon the pen ling bills
in-controversy. It is still almost universal
ly lielieved that several of the indispensable
appropriation bills will fail, and that the
forty-sixth congress will 1 convened to
meet in April or first of May.
The committee in charge of the bill have
recommended the insertion in the sundry
civil appropriation bill of an item of 5.000
for the continuation of boring an artesian
well at Benicia, and 820,000 for the protec.
tion of government interests in Alaska, and
S20.000 for the improvement of the military
wagon road between Scottsburg and Camp
Stewart, Oregon.
St. Loins, March 1. A letter carrier who
stole a registered letter here last December,
was arrested this morning, confessed, plead
ed guilty, and was sentenced to three
years ki the penitentiary, all within two
Galveston, March 2. A dispatch from
Gauz says that Deputy Sheriff Carleton,
with a posse, went after a party of Mexicans
who fired on a citizen. He overtook them
near Milano, ami the leader refused to sur
render and was killed. The Mexicans then
opened fire at 1 the posse deserted Carleton,
who fought until rescued unhurt by a party
from Milano. The Mexicans have been ar
rested. ReNO, March 2. At about a quarter to G
this morning a tire commenced in some
wooden buildings at the west end of the
business street oack of Masonic block. A
gale was blowing from the west, and befe
water could be got on the fire it was beyond
control. The flames leaped from house to
boose and from block to block. Panic
stricken, half-clothe I people caught the
most valuable articles and left all else to
destruction. The firemen were helpless.
The fierceness of the wind and the intensity
of the heat rendered it impossible to get close
enough to do any good. In three hours all
of the business part of town was in ashes,
the only house escaping being the Masonic
Two or three Central Pacific trains, in
cluding a lightning train, were destroyed.
The condition of the track made it necessary
to transfer the passengers to the Virginia i:
Truckee train' across the jiver to go to Vir
ginia. The loss, as near as can be calculat
ed at this time, is about SI, 000,000, with
only about $lov,UUU insurance, rive lives
are known to be lost, a3 fellows : Mrs. John
Beck, John Riley and three tramps. A
number of persons received injuries, but at
this writing it is impossible to get correct
information. The gale carried blazing pieces
of timber for miles. Several farm houses,
situated two miles down the meadows, were
burned After working until exhausted the
whites forced the Chinese to work on the
engines. Citizens are throwing open their
doors to the homeless, ami are doing all they
carf to relieve distress. The fire only stop
ped when all was destroysd. Reno is now a
suburb without a town, and irreat fears are
entertained as to it3 ability to survive the
Agent for Oregon and W. T.
Office with Hawley, Dodd & Co., Portland.
In the Circuit Court of the State of Ore
gon, for Benton county, Thomas Thrasher,
I'laintiif, vs. Catharine '1 brasher, Defendant.
Suit in equity for a divorce.
above named defendant, in the name of
the State of Oregon, you are hereby sum
moned and required 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 at, or before the next
term of said Circuit Court, to be holdcn at
Corvallis in said county, on the second
Monday in April, 1870. And you are here
by notified that if you fail to answer said
complaint, as herein required, the plaintiff
will take judgment against you for the want
thereof and will .apply to the Court for tho
relief demanded in the complaint, to-wit : A
decree of divorce dissolving the bonds of
matrimony now existing between you and
the plaintiff, ami for costs and disbursements
of this suit. This summons is published by
order of Hon. J. P. Watson, Judge of said
Court, bearing date Feb. 28. 1879.
Plaintiff's Attorney.
Dated Feb. 28, 1879. 16:9w6
Firemen's Election.
a Firemen's Election will be held at the
hall of Young America Engine Company No.
1, on Madison, between Second and Third
Streets on the 8th day of March, 1879, com
mencing at 7 o'clock v. M. , and continuing
until 9 o'clock P. M. of said day, at which,
election there will be elected, by the quali
fied voters of the Fire Department of the
City of Corvallis, a Chief and Assistant En
gineer, of the Corvallis Fire Department, to
serve for one vear : that D. Garble. S. H.
I Look ami G, W. Kennedy have been ap
pointed judges of said election, and W. A.
Wheeler and N. P. Briggs clerks of said
election. By order of the Board of Dele
gates, E. B. McELROY,
Mver Harris, President.
Dated Feb. 18, 1879. 16:8w2.
Kept at the State Agricultural College,
for the mohth of February 1S79 :
Feb. 1 (Clear 39 26
" 2,Clear. .39 26
" 3 : Clear 39 29
" 4'Clear 39 25
" 5iClear. 40 30
" 6 Rain 38 32
" 7 Rain 38 3S
" 8 Rain t41 34
" 9 Rain 38 34
" 10 Rain 42 35"
" 11 Stormy.... 48 43
12 Clear 49 38
" 13 Rain 46 38
" 14 Rain 43 35
" 15 Rain... 41 35
" 16 Cloudy 40 37
" 17 Cloudy. 47 37
18 Rain .-. 47 37
" 19 Rain.... 51 49
' 20 Rain 51 39'
21 Cloudy 44 33
" 22 Clear. 46 33
" 23 Rain 52 45
" 24 Clear. 49 37
25 Clear. 49 37
" 26 Rain. 50 49
27 Kain . 52 40
" 28 Clear. 52 32
Rainfall, 5.92 inches.
U. S. Land Office, Oreoon 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 25. 1878, up
on the E 4 of the S E , Section 2, Town
ship 12 south, Range 7 west in Benton 1
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 Mareh,
1879. at 10 o'clock a. u., to respond and
furnish testimony concerning said alleged
Ii T. BARIN. Register,
T. R. HARRISON, Receiver.
Rees Hammx. Emmett F. Wrexv
DKAYAGE ! I) 11 AY AGE ! i
Hamlin & Wrenn; Propr's.. .
a new Trick, and having leased the barn for
merly occupied by Mr. James Eghn. I am new pre
pared -to do aH kinds of
either in rte city or country, at the lowest livine
rates. Can - be found at the old Truck stand X
share f the public patronage respectfully solicited.
Corvallis, Dec. 27, 1878. 152tf.
ALPHIN & LORD. Propr.'s.
Jack Scews, etc., we are prepared to
Raise, Move, putander New Sills and level
up your barns, and Buildings of any kind
on short notice.
Corvallis, Jan. 31, 1879. 16 tf