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Corvallis, March 21, 1879.
On last Saturday evening the M. E.
church was again crowded to overflowing, at
the regular meeting of the Corvalli3 Blue
Ribbon Club, indicating an increasing in
terest, in this community, on the subject of
temperance. The address, by Rev. W. C.
Kantner, wa3 exceedingly touching and im
pressive. He handled his subject in a mas
terly manner, and received marked atten
tion from the large audience. He was fol
lowed by Dr. Bayley and Dr. Green. The
choir discoursed some excellent music, Miss
Estella Glass presiding at the organ in her
usual happy style. Several accessions were
made to the roll of membership. On mo
tion adjourned to meet at the Evangelical
church to-morrow evening, at 7 o'clock:
The following is the programme for the
evening : Music ; prayer ; address by Rev.
H. P. Dunning; music ; reading by Mi;s
C. M. Taller : recitation by W. E. Yates ;
music ; volunteer speeches ; music.
J. A. Hanna, Ch'n Ex. Com.
Welcome Back. Col. T. Egenton Hogg,
whose reappearance in our mi.lst gives back
bone and strength to the Yaquina railroad
scheme, returned home, last Sunday, from
San Francisco, where he has been spending
the winter. The Colonel was most cordially
welcomed, by his numerous friends. He
has been so full of business, sines his return,
that we have scarcely bad opportunity to
more than pass the "time o' day," with him.
He is enjoying excellent health, and feels
quite sanguine as to the bright future of
Benton county. With him comes Mr. W.
H. Watson, a gentleman of means, who i3
looking out a pleasant place for a future
home. Ho is a retired "print," and a mem
ber of the Old Tvphogr iphical Union of
San Francisco. We are gla I to make the
acquaintance of Mr. W., an I sincerely hope
that he will locate in our midst. Col. Hogg
informs us that Wallis Nash, Esq., of ling
laud, who was so well please I with his vis
it to Oregon in 1877, will return in April,
for the purpose of locating in Corvalii3.
Other gentlemen, of means and influence,
will accompany him, doubtless. Such acqui
sitions are very desirable, and we are glad
to welcome them, a indications of the "good
time coming," which is near at hand in
Revival Meetings. The revival meet
ings which have been in progress, in this
city, Aire' still continued, and are increasing
in interest. Rev. T. V. Spanswick arrived
in this city, last Thursday afternoon, and
has taken the lead in the meetings since,
ably assisted by the pastors of the different
churches in this city. Quite a number of
conversions have already occurred, and
many others are inquiring, " What mast we
do to' be saved ?" The day meetings have
treen changed from 10 A. M. to 2 o'clock p.
ni.j alid are well attended, while large con
gregations come out, each evening, except
Saturday when the regular religious ser
vices give way to the Blue Ribbon (.Ivrb. A
glorious work is being accomplished. Sure
ly there Was great nee 1 of it in Corvallis.
Mr. Spanswick, the celebrated revivalist,
has intimatel that he cjainut remain loagef
than Sunday night.
To' Correspondents. One recret rf the
great success of the Gazette, for the past
two years, is, doubtless, that we admit com
munications without regard to party, sect
or cree l. The Gazette, being the only pa
per published in Corvallis, the shiretown of
Benton, gives all partie3 an opportunity of
being heard through its columns. We are,
therefore, in nowise responsible for the sen
tiu!ent3 of correspondents but trust that
all mi.itte personalities, or other objectiona
ble matter, will be avoided. While we do
MOt always publish the name, the full name
of the write must accompany every com
mon. jNO intention is paid to anony-
commanications. Write plain, and
only on one side of the paper and be espe
cially particular in writing proper names.
We have not the time, or health, to allow us
to copy correspondence before placing the
same in the hands of the printer. The wri
ter should do this, as it would avoid many
mistakes, and greatly accommodate the
Charles Brailley. In the Gazette of
Feb. 4th we published an account of the sui
cide of Mr. Charles Brailley, almost an en
tire stranger in this community. The par
ticulars of .the sad affair, as far as known to
the public, are all fresh in the minds of our
leaders. Upon the first page of the Ga
zette, to-day, will be found a letter from a
young friend of the deceased, written from
his former home in Ohio, which seems to add
to the melancholly of the sad fate of Young
Brailley, and increases the deep mystery
which surrounds the sad and terrible affair.
Sent upon an important mission, and with
money -at hi3 command, for the asking, what
con "J have induced him, in the very prime
of life, to commit such a fearful act, is be
yond human conjecture, and he leaves not
one line of explanation. In a short time,
perhaps, an elder brother will arrive in Ore
gon to fulfill the mission upon whichfUharley
was sent.
Coming Already we notice many stran
gers in our midst, attracted hither by the
fact that we are certain to have railroad con
nection at Corvallis in the near future. Mr.
Harry Penn, of Jackson county, a practical
tinner, was here a few weeks since, looking
out a location for starting in business. He
returned last Monday, and has deckled to
locate in Corvalli3, and will bring his family
hither in about two months. What we
used now is a few more business and dwell
ing houses. In less than 90 days there will
be a great demand for houses. Judging
from present indications, Corvallis will, dur
ing the comming summer and fall, hi one of
the liveliest little places in Oregon. The
few days of sunshine we have enjoyed,
seems to give new life and activity to every
body. The junction of the West side with
the Willamette Valley and Coast railroad,
fully opens a bright future for our own lov
ed "Heart of the Valley."
Teachers, and all others interested, are
hereby notified that a public examination
will be held at the College, in this city, on
Saturday, March 29, 1879, commencing at
9 o'clock, a. m. e. b. Mcelroy,
Corvallis, March 17, 1879, Co. Supt
Don't forget to call at the Gazette office
for your horse bills.
Thanks toC. W. Royal for a very fine
Bartlett pear tree.
At last advices, Hon. I. N. Gilbert, of
Salem, was at the point of death.
B. F. Dowell beat the city of Portland,
in a suit, a tew days since.
Only three inmates in our county jail, at
the present time.
Miss Grace Hanna, of this city, Went to
Eugene City last Saturday.
Try the justly popular fine-cut tobacco,'
Charm of the West., at Rays.
Col. T. E. Hogg returned home, last Sun
day, by private conveyance from Albany.
rres t Amort a hrst lecture; at tiie college
chapel, at 7 o'clock, this evening.
Circuit court, for Benton county, second
Monday in April. Some important cases on
the docket.
John McCombe, of San Francisco, came up
on ednesday s stage, and gave us a pleas
ant call.
Myer Harris proposes to se"l out his en
tire stock of merchandise, at cost, to make
room for new goods.
Rev. J. A. Hanna went up to Eugene
last Wednesday, to attend the funeral of
the late Robert Fagan, Esq.
Harry Penn, practical tinner, of Jackson
county, formerly or Portland, cave us a
pleasant call, last Monday.
Dr. II. F. Adams, arrived last Monday,
on the stage, and had several ' ' professional
calls" during the afternoon and evening.
Ne- barns, and new fences, are quite nu
merous, in various parts of our city. Sure
indications of thrift and prosperity.
Our hotels are crowded, to overflowing,
indicating a commencement of travel. What
will they do when the roads get good?
The Rain of Tuesday afternoon and night
put a slight check on Gardening, plowing
and grain sowing.
August Knight has some elegant furni
ture, which he is closing out at reduced
prices. Now is the time to furnish your
Mr. O. P. Jaycox, of the firm of Sheppard,
Jaycox & Co., returned from Portland last
Wednesday. Mr. Sheppard will hereafter
reside in S. F.
Wallace Baldwin and T. J Buford, arriv
ed in San Francisco, O. K. , last Wednesday.
They had a pleasant passage down the
Mrs. Heberfc, late of Silverton, wife of
the murdered Oliver Hebert, left for S. F.,
a few days since. She will probably meet
John D. Whitney, at that city.
We had a call from Wm. R. Dixon, of
Philomath, Wednesday. He reports some
forty additions to the church, at that piace,
during the late revival.
A postal card from Rev. L. A. Banks, of
Drain station, informs us that he is having a
very prosperous year. Over seventy acces
sions to Church on his circuit this year.
Mr. Henry Gerber has greitly improved
the appearance of our door yard by setting
out some handsome evergreens and shrubs,
received from the nursny of G. W. Walling
& Son, Oswego, Oregon.
Bring your babies. Now is the time to
have your children photographed. Mrs. L.
Goidson has just returned, and is ready to
execute work iu the latest improved style.
Jas. A. Yantis, Esq., has been rusticating,
over in Linn, for a few days. We are in
clined to think there are attractions in the
vicinity of Peoria, other than professional
Seth Morgan, of Wasco county, has prom
ised to keep us poste I as to "news items"
fn hi3 portion of the " bunch grass country. "
Would like a regular correspondent in every
county in the State.
J. J. Smith, the shoe-maker, returns af
ter an absence of three years, spent in Cal
ifornia. Eastern Oregon and W. T. He
tinils no place like Corvallis.
The' new hotel is rapidly approaching
completion. It looms up h in 's imely. We
understand that Messrs You ig & Pollv
contemplate erecting a large business ho ise,
for rent, immediately south of their hotel.
Good scheme.
Our friend James Drake, of the firm of
Drake & Grant, has returned from the bay.
Now 13 the time to call and leave your meas
ure for a "spring suit." Everybody wears
them. Call and ex inline samples of goods.
L. Vineyard, Fsq.took the stage, last
We lues lay morning for Albany, to con
nect with the outgoing steamer, en route for
hij old home, in Missouri. He intends stoi
ping a short time iu California, to visit rela-'
John Thornton has returned to' this city,
after an absence of several years. During
hid absence he has had the misfortune to
lose an eye, from an accident receiver.'
while tiling a saw some of the filings lodg
ing iu that tender organ.
Mr. Robert Horning leaves this morning
for his home in Lake county. He gnes
via the Dalles, and takes with him a tine
stallion. He subscribed, aid paid for the
Gazette, before starting.
At the urgent solicitation ot patients,
Dr. H. F. Adams has consented to remain
in Corvallis until Wedmesday of next week.
He may be found at the New England
There was a meeting of the Board of
Directors of the Willamette Valley and
Coast R. It. last Wednes lay. We have not
a report of their proceedings. Will look af
ter the matter for our next issue.
Garroters are at work in Portland, and
ere long the late iucrease of "roughs" from
San Francisco, attracted hither by low fares,
will be distributed through the interior
towns. Look out for them.
An interesting communication entitled
"Harbor of Refuge," from our regul ir
correspondent, at Yaquina Bay, came to
hand too late for this issue. Look out for
it next week.
C. H. James, Esq., foreman of the Ga
zette, started for Salem, host Wednesday
morning, to attend a greenback gathering.
The object of the meeting, we understand,
was to consult with reference to starting a
greenback organ for the State.
Mr. Ash by Pearce, proprietor of the ferry
at Albany, gave us a call last Mklnes lay,
and renewed his subscription to tneGAZErTE.
He is alive and deeply in earnest in the Ya
quina railroad question. Would that every
citizen of Benton county were the same.
A private note from W. C. Myer, the fine
stock importer and breeder, of Southern
Oregon, informs ns that he will be in Cor
vallis the first week in April, with his fine
Percheron stallions, Gen. Flenry, and will
make the coming season at Corvallis and
In sending estray notices, for publication,
our friends will please remembsr to accom
pany the notice with SI 50, and 50 cents ex
tra for each additional animal to be adver
tised. To insure insertion the money should
accompany the notice.
The steady increase of our subscription is
a sure indication that times are "getting
better" in the Gazette office, at least. As
an advertising medium the' Gazette, being
the official paper of the State, as well as of
Benton county, possesses many advantages
not enjoyed by any merely local paper.
Suffolk PuNCJfc Mr. J. H. Lewis, the
proprietor of this- splendid stallion, which
seems to bo a favorite among the farmers,
has, at the earnest solicitation of many
friends, concluded not to take him east of
the mountains this year, but will make the
season with him at Corvallis and Soap Creek.
Times and places will soon be announced by
bills from this office. Call and see the horse
at Sol. King's stables. x
This is the time when farmers are looking
around, for the purpose of choosing the best
breed of horses for them to raise. Mr. W.
C. Myer, of Ashland, Oregon, has done more
perhaps, to improve the various breeds of
stock in this State, than any other individ
ual. His Percheron horses, Shetland ponies,
and Aldcney cattle, have become household
words, and everybody admires them. The
Ashland Tidings, of recent date, in speaking
of the Percheron horses says:
f Mr. Myer and others have sold in all
from this county to date forty-rive colts,
for which they received 13,317, an average
price of about $296. They were all sired by
White Prince, which horse has not made a
season here for five years, and the sales ex
ceed those from any other horse in Oregon.
The colts were mostly sold when under two
years old and many were sent away as soon
as weaned. They went to California, East
ern Oregon, Washington Territory and Ida
ho, and favoraVile reports have come from
all, and in sever 1 instances the purchasers
having returned and bought others.
We have sometimes heard objections to
the Percheron horses for some uses on ac-'
count of their size, but the attempt to create
the impression that the stock is short-live 1,
most surely fail when the record of the
horse3, where they have been known and
used for a long time, becomes known. Iu
the Pacific Rural ot Jan. 25th we find an ar
ticle upon Percheron stock from which we
take the following enumeration of their pe
culiar characteristics:
"First, the horse3 are found in a sufficient
variety of size to suit all the ordinary pur
poses of the farm, the road, the express
wagon, the city cart, dray and truck. Sec
ond, the animals have re3onaldy fine form,
compact, well knit, an' I immense power for
the size. Third, they have good wind,
superior bone an l muscle. .Fourth, they
have large, strong joints, and the best of
legs an 1 feet. Fifth, their disposition is one
of indomitable pluck, never balking or re
fusing to pull when attached to any reasona
ble load. Sixth, they have free, easy action.
Seventh, they are of high spirit, yet gentle
and docile. Eighth, they are quick feeders,
and eas'ly kept. Ninth, they have a gener
al freedom from disease, and especially trom
-t.e more common disease of ring bone spav
in, curb, and founder. Tenth, the animals
mature early, and are so powerful that they
can be put to light work w'ithout injury at
two years old. Eleventh, they are long liv
ed ami enduring. Lastly, prepotency, im
parting to his offspring a greater sfliare of
his goad qualities than is usual to stallions of
other breeds, is characteristic of the Perch
eron Norman, and this often render hi.s de-
cendents out of common mare3 equal in gen
eral worlc to tne l ereneron .Noiman Himself."
Fast Time. The Oregonian of the 18th
inst has the following account of the recent
trip of Oregon's congressman elect : Hon.
John Whiteaker, congressman from Oregon,
has arrived safely in Washington, sj the
dispatches inform us. He has made the
" fastest time on record " from his home to
the national capital. Mr. Whiteaker left
his home in Lane county on Saturday,
March 8, at 7 o'clock. He arrived at Port
land by special train Sunday mffrning at 3
o'clock, and sailed on the E'der for San
Francisco two hours later the same morning.
He reached Astoria about noon Sunday, but
owing to the roughness of the bar was com
pelled to lie there until Monday morning.
The Elder experienced strong head winds all
the way down, and arrived at San Fran
cisco Wednesday morning, March 12th, at
10 o'clock A. M. Crossing the bay to Oak
land, Mr. Whiteaker was placed on board a
special train and hurled across the continent
as rapidly as steam could drive him. Salt
Lake, Omaha an 1 Chicago were successively
passed, and Oregon's congressman was borne
to the nation il capital in triumph yesterday
arriving there at 10 A. X. Some idea may
be formed of the celerity with which Mr.
Whiteaker was hurled toward his destina
tion by the run made between Omaha and
Chicago a distance of 500 mile3, accom
plished in 12A hours at the rate of 40 miles
an hour. He was just 207 hours in making
the trip from his humble home in Oregon to
the bosom of the Democratic Abraham in
Washington. Hooray for " our Honest Old
On the WlXGL A postal card from our
old-tiine friend, D. Newsome, bearing date
Halsey, Linn co.. 17th inst., says: "Since the
close of the Alliance I have spent three
weeks amongst my kindred, trying to mend
up from my severe attack of influenza. I
am at Halsey to-day, and will meet the
lodge here, to'-night. Bro. Dunbar will
meet the lodge in Albany tc-morrow night,'
I shall be there; As Dr. Watts is appointed
receiver at the land office at Oregon City,
he will likely cease to lecture. Bro. Dun
bar will locate in Klickitat valley, after
To be Established. R. C. Martin,- malf
contractor, informs us by letter bearing date
Junction City, 18th inst., that he had just
closed up a petition of over two hundred
names, to the Postal agent, for the re-estab-lishmeut
of the old route between Corvallis
and Junction, with P. O. at Corvallis, Rick
ard's and Monroe. The postmasters all
signed it, and Mr. Martin feels confident
that before many weeks this neglected por
tion of our county will be enjoying mail fa
cilities. This will be glad news to many.
Let it come, the sooner the better.
Sad News. Last Tuesday our citizens
were startled by a telegram from Eugene,
announcing the death of Mr. Robert Fagan,
a rising young lawyer of that place, who
was well known in our city, having former
ly taught school here. He died, of typhoid
fever, at 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning, 18th
inst. the dawn of his 31st birth-day. Mr.
Fagan was a young man of acknowledged
ability, a consistent christian, respected and
honored by all knew him. Surely " Death
loves a shining mark. " Peace to his ashes.
Liberal Offer. Bro. J. C. Cooper, ed
itor and proprietor of Tin Valley Fountain, a
live little temperence paper, now in its sec
oud volume, in order to place his paper in
the hands of every friend of temperance in
the state of Oregon, offers to send the Foun
ta n three months for 25 cents. This offer
to be open-for three weeks. Send for this
exce'lent little paper. Address J. C. Coop
er, MsMinnville, Oregon;
Temperance Messenger. The first num
ber of a neat little eight page journal, bear
ing the above title is upon our table. Its
name indicates its mission. Published by
Messrs. Mansfield & Monteith, job printers,
Albany, Oregon. Terms, one doliar per
Notice. Notice i3 hereby given that we
have this day appointed Mr. D. Carlisle as
our agent for Corvallis and surrounding
country. He is authorized to receive ajor
ders for our soda water, and nollect' all
moneys due us and receipt for the same.
Prop'rs Albany Soda Factory.
Albany, March 6, 1879. 14marl6:llw4.
Nine persons are in the Jackson county
poor house.
Another new paper is to be started on
Coos bay.
"The Columbia" is the name of a new
hotel at The Dalles.
The Marion county jail is empty, the first
time for many months.
A whisky war on a small scale is raging
at Carlton, in Yamhill county.
A flock of eleven swan have taken up
permanent quarters in a small lake in Jack
son county.
H. B. Luce has bought the seminary
block, one of the finest in Forest Grove,
for $625.
The schooner Rescue has sailed from Asto
ria on her fishing expedition to northern
A great deal of timber in the vicinity of
SchiUl's ferry is being slashed, and many
new houses are being built:
Three fine Durham cattle, belonging to
Mr. Kindt, living near Soholl's ferry, were
killed by falling timber last week.
A-revival meeting has jnst closed at Butte
creek, in Umatilla county. Over seventy
persons have been converted to Christianity.
Ranchmen have built a fort near Pilot
Rock, Umatilla county, and have an armed
company of 50 members.
A small boat was navicrate'd down the
Callipooia, from 20 miles above' Brownsville
to Albany in rear of a drive of logs.
There is soon to be a steam ferry across
the Columbia at the Da!le3. Arrangements
are completed for building the boat.
The galvinize 1 iron cornices are being put
on tne UaprEul ouiluing rapuuy ana soon n
will look something better than a mare
brick pile.
Railroad surve's between Weston, Uma
tilla county, and Whitman's' Station, have
reached a point near the Walla Walla river.
Rev. E. Heiniuger, of Dayton, will soon
return to his old home in the East, also Rev.
Mr. Jones, of the Methodist church iu the
same p ace.
The Inland Empire reports that the moun
tains " up north" are heavily covered with
snow, and predicts a flood when the warm
weather comes.
Wagner creek school district in Jackson
county, has voted a special tax of 10 mills
and will put up a new school house to co3t
A little daughter of Robt. Bannister, of
Applegats drank a quantity of strong lye a
few days ago and came near dying from the
effects of it.
At Spaulding's landing oil the Columbia
river above Astoria is to be seen the steep
est railway perhaps in the world. It is al
most perpendicular.
The Ashland academy has suspended.
The trouble is that the proprietor of the
building wants more rent than the mana
gers of the school can afford to pay.
Jacksonville Times : Will. Hunter, who
has just returned from Applegate, says a
rumor is in circulation there to the effect
that a S2,000-uugget has been found on sil
ver creek.
A "scientific society" has been organized
at D nion. The object is to furnish an in
centive to home study and induce the mem
bers to devote their spars hours to the ac
quisition of scientific kiiowle Ige.
Pike, the famous guide of the Yosemite
valley, has been commissione I by hotel pro
prietors' iu Yosemite to visit Oregon for the
purpose of procuring new varieties of plants
and trees for the valley.
Bueua Vista and Independence are anx
ious the West Side railroad should go' their
way. Staat's gap i3 said to present the
easiest grades, but Lecke's gap is the short
est route. We don't un lerstmd that either
of these go through Buena Vista.
Blackhawk Johnson, a pioneer, and one
of Yamhill's solid farmers, returned last
week from a visit to his old home in Illinois.
He brought back with bim aborrt fifteen per
sons who will make Oregon' their home.
The entrance to Rogue river i3 in good
condition. Tho channel is perfectly straight,
with twenty tejt ot water on the bar at low
tide, so that vessels of moderate draft can
enter the river in perfect safety.
A party of enthusiastic roughs of Day
ton and vicinity fortirie I themselves with
bad gin one day last week, and tried to per
snale the Chinese to go, usinj froely ehfbs,
knives, pistols, etc. lhey were promptly
arrested an 1 fined 20 each.
Un last Sunday over titty persons were
received into the different churches at Junc
tion City. On Monday evening, notwith
standing disagreeable weather, Rev. Mr.
f nee haptissd twenty in a null race near
that place.
An infant child of Mr. and Mr3. W. T.
Lewis died during last Saturday night while
iu bed with its parents. It had not been
well for a few days, but gave no special
signs of sickne3s and its death was not dis
covered until morning.
In Wallowa valley, Joseph's old Make.
a heavy fad of snow has been experienced
and the loss of stock will exceed that of any
former winter, although iu most instance)
ranchmen were well prepared for storm with
ample feed with which to insure their flocks
and herds,'
Jacksonville Sentinel .-' From all part3 of
the. county we hear that stock are sulrenng
severely from the late cold storm. Stock
are generally in a very poor condition, grass
is exceedingly scarce, and the trround now
being soft they readily mire down without
sufficient strength to extricate themselves.
A large fir tree fell during the severe
wind storm on the night of the 5th inst.
across the house of Mr. Starr, in Yamhill
county. The house was completely demol
ished, but mo3t singularly, none of the fam
ily, all of whom were in bed, Were injured
in any way.
An indignation meeting was held at Day
ton on the 8th inst., and resolutions con
demning the action of President Haye3 in
vetoing the restriction bill passed unanim
ously. At the conclusion of the meeting "R.
B." and a Chinaman were burned iu effigy.
A little shooting match occurred at Ash
land the other night. Some hoodlums un
dertook to rock the cabin of Chas. Williams,
a harmless old man, and one of the party
received a load of fine shot as he was about
departing from the scene at double quick
time for his pains.
The Union Sentinel says : The loss of
3tock in this (Graid Ronde) valley is com
paratively light,' as most of our farmers and
stock raisers had sufficient feed prepared to
carry them through safely, and there can' be
no' doubt of increased demand- for stock
during the coming spring, so that tho3e who
have exerted themselves in prepariu' feed
will reap their deserved reward. '
Pesth, March 1C The whole country be
low Szegdiu and Temi3var is strewn with
caravans of people. All villages and bor
oughs have hospitably opened their houses
and stores to the refugees. Railway trains
yesterday took to Temisvar about 5,000 fug
itives, while 500 people went by steamer to
Szegentes. Engineers and soldiers are busy
with their relief pontoons and' boats; there
being still great need of them. The emper
or has contributed a further sum of 10,000
florins. Of 9,700 houses in Szegedin, all ex
cept 261 have been destroyed. Most of the
habitath ns destroyed were those of the low
er classes of population. A dispatch from
Vienna states that it is thought that 6,000
persons have been drowned.
Ed. Gazette : I arrived at home in the
' Bunch Grass Country," on the 3d, and
found the snow all gone. Between the
Dalles and this' place, on the night of the
3d, snow fell to' the depth of four or five
inches i but it all disappeared in two days.
The snow and rairi have so bleached the
grass that stock, of all kinds, is doing very
bad. I learn that a great many cattle are
dying in the surrounding country, and that
a great many sheep are dying on Willow
creek, Umatilla county. The sheep men, in
our part of the country, are having a great
deal of trouble with the scab; there is hardly
a sound band of sheep in this section.
A. dispute arose betweed Mr. Stephens
and Mr. Gillehan, about a piece of swamp
land, on which Mr. Gillehan hauled a load
of rails. Mr. Stephens, seeing him, took his
gun and his boy took his ax, and they went
to Gillehan. Mr. Stephens held his gun,
while his boy cut up the rails. Gillehan
soon became tired of that fun, anil jumped
off , the wagon with a rail in his hands ; at
the same time Mr. Stephens pointed his
gun at him, and told him to stop. Gillehan
got on his wagon and drove off.
Seth Morgan.
Butte Creek, Wasco co., March 8, 1879.
Good Enough. The Yamhill Reporter,
of the 14th inst. , hoists a flag, and greatly
rejoices over the fact that " the agony is
over," and the Westside railroad will pass
through McMinnville. We congratulate
you, Brothers Snyder, upon your good for
tune, and the future prosperity of your
handsome town. Ere long we hope to see
McMinnville and Corvallis united by bands
of steel .and then we'll stick out our " rag"
and yell lustily. Hurrah for the Westside.
Hamburg Figs. For the cure of habitual
Constipation, Indigestion and Liver Com
plaints. "The Great Substitute for Castor
Od. " Price, 25 cents; For sale by Graham,
Hamilton & Co.
Horse Bills. We are now prepared to
furnish horse bills, on short notice, and at
reasonable prices. Mr. C. B: Mays, of Phi
lomath, was the first to give us a call in
this line, this season.
Please Return. Will the person hav
ing the electric machine of the late Dr. J.
O. Grubbs, please return the same to his
widow at her residence, or leave the same at
this office. Also an electric disc.
Ghost Stories The Roseburrr
Independent seems to be vieing w illi
the Portland Standard in the ghost
story business. The former paper, of
the 15th inst., publishes the "lliril'ling
adventure" of two prins, in "haunt
ed hnus:-." If they had spml the ev
ening at the same place that they re
i f reel to in the morning, it is no won
der they "saw sights" and heard
'sournls" and rushed around town in
a semi-nude stale. Is that "story" to
be continued, Mr. Independent?
Who is powerful? He who can
control his passions. Who is rich ?
He whois contented with what be has.
Enjoy Life.
What a truly beautiful world we live in!
Nature give3 us grandeur of mountains, glens
and oceans, and thousands of means for en
joyment. We can desire no better when in
perfect health ; but how often do the majori
ty of people feel like giving it up disheart
ened, discouraged and worried out with dis
ease, when there is no occasion for this feel
ing, as every sufferer cau easily obtain satis
factory proof that Green's Aagust Flower
will make them as free from disease as when
born. Dyspepsia and Liver Complanint is
the direct cause of seventy -five per tent of
such malalies as Bilious:ie3s, Indigestion,
Sick Headache, Costiveuess, Nervous' Pros
tration, Dizzines3 of the Head, Palpitation
of the Heart, and other distressing symp
toms. Three doses of August Flower will
proveha wonderful effect. Sample bottle3,
10 cents. Try it.
Sad Havoc is Created
Among the tenants of the mouth by allow
ing impurities to collect upon their surface
or in their interstices. SOZODONT M
moves every vestige of tartar from the
teeth, and renders their premature decay
impossible. It not only imparts to them
whiteness and vigor, but communicates
hardness and rosinoss to the gums. The
breath acquires a most acceptable . fragrance
from its use ; it is a purely botanic liquid,
and it may be relied on to accomplish its
beautifying effects without injuring the en
amel like a gritty tooth paste.
Don't Forget It
If you are troubled with nervousness are
disheartened th-ed of life, fear death or feel
out of sorts as the saying is, you may safely
conclude that you h ive the Dyspepsia or
Liver Complaint. The liver is very apt to
become torpid this season of the year as
poisons arising from stagnant water
or decaying vegetation are more numerous
and are through inhalation taken into the
blood. Unless the liver is strong and active
and furnishes a supply of fresh and pure
blood to drive out the impurities, the above
mentioned symtoms surely follow, and if
not heeded, end in more terrible diseases
and death. White's Prairie flower proves
itself the Ore-it Liver Panacea Its action
on the liver is different from any medicine
ever compounded. Its cures are truely won
derful. Try it. Price twenty-five cents
and seventy-five cents.
Consninnlion Cured.
An old physician retired from active prac
tice, having had placed in his hands by an
E ist Indian missionary the formula of a sim
nlo vAyfc&t,1n rmftfiv for th'e sieedv and oer-
manent cure of Consum'ption, Bronchitis,
Catarrh, Asthma, and all inroat .tnu L-ung
affeetions, also a positive and radical cure
t,. r'anar-il ilohilif.v Antl all nervous com-
plaints, after having thoroughly' tested its
wonderful curative powers in thousands of
cases, feels it his duty to'make it known
4. u; fAllvw' The'receiDe will be
sent free'of charge, to all who desire it, with
full directions for preparing antl successiuuy
usin". Address with stamp, naming this
n,ral llr .1 ftCOH8. ft i Uf til -MI1LU
Street, Philadelpha, Pa.
lilt! iVIflUUAl V " - u .v
Bradley & Rulofson for the best Photographs in the
United States, and the Vienna Medal for the best in
the world.. .
420 M-)Trt;oerv striet nan Francis
New' th-is "Week.
& BALDWIVS Hardware Store.
Special attention given to Collection, Foreclosure
of Mr.rtsasej, Real tatate cases. Probate and County
Court matters.
Will also huv and sell City Property and rarm
Lands, on reasonable terms.'
March 20, 17. io:ijyi
Estray ZN"otice
I have taken up and posted, one light
gray horse; about lb hands nign; unbrone;
10 years old. Branded on both thighs.
The brand on the left is f ; and on-the right
jC- My residence is on Rock creek, Wasco
county, Oregon, (9 miles from the mouth of
said creek.) t he horse was taken up aoout
the 1st of March. JASPER MIA TO.
Rockville, March, 12, 1879. 16:12wl
J. this wonderful discovery are these :
1. Meats can be preserved Perfectly
Frch for an indefinite length of time in
an open vessel ; that is, a vessel with a cloth
tied over it, or with a snugly fitting cover.
2. Vegetables of sill kinds, if sound,
can ajt be preserved indefinitely, and with
out drying or cooking.
3. Any clean vessel of wood, stone, or
ijlass, that wiil hold water, may be used to
contain the article preserved.
4. The process is so simple that a child of
ten years old can operate it, and there is II u
danger of miiukM.
5. As used, neither the material nor pre
served articles are jni'ioiix to th'
l?uith, nor is the flavor of the article
preserved in the least affected.
6. The entire additional expense for ma
terials, will not exceed I Wen I y-t it
cent) for preserving 10Q pounds of meat
or for preserving a barrtl (30' gallons) of veg
etables. 7. The materials used can usually be ob
tained at any drug store, and prepared at
odd times, when a person is not otherwise
busy, and kept on hand for future use.
8. Neither flies or vermin will ever
disturb meat preserved by this process.
9. Mettslthathave become tainted can
be restored to their original condition, and
then kept sweet indefinitely.
10. Experiments do not justify giving a
guarantee in regard to fruits, cut the prob
abilities aie, that large, solid fruits, such as
apples, pears, etc., cau be preserved. Ber
ries and solt fruits are considered doubtful.
11. We will agree to verify all the above
statements under a forfeiture of j$500
gold coin, in case we fail in ANY PARTICULAR;
Provided, that in case we succeed, the par
ties calling tor the trial shall pay our neces
siry traveling and hotel expenses to the
place of trial and back, and in addition
pay us for our time and trouble the sum of
-3100 gold coin. Both sums, as well as suf
ficient to cover traveling and hotel expenses
to be deposited in responsible, disinterested
hands before we start for the place of trial.
A copy of the above, properly signed, is
given to the purchaser of every Right, and
stands as our agreement and guarantee for
the truth of the above statements.
The above process was patented January
15, 1873, by Theodore Ames, of Texas, and
the undersigned have the exclusive right to
sell patents for the same for the States of
Oregon, California and Nevada, and the Ter
ritories of Washington, Idaho, Montana,
Utah, Wyoming and Arizon. Patents for
family use only, and limited to the produc
tions of the purchaser, including apparatus,
list of chemicals, and direction in full for
operating and using, will be sold at $10.00
each. Patents for wholesale purposes and
for counties on reasonable terms. For fur
ther particulars, address
Corvallis, Benton county, or Albany, Linn
county, Oregon.
Sheriff's Sale.
issued out of and under the seal of the
County Court, of the State of Oregon, for
the county of Benton, to me directed and
delivered, for the sum of (458 57) four
hundred and fifty-eight dollars and fifty
seven cents, with interest thereon, from the
4th day of January, 1864, at the rate of 43
per cent, per annum, and for the further
sum of 'PS 50 costs and accruing costs, in
favor of Green B. Smith, and against Wm.
Liuville, for want of personal property, Out
of which to satisfy the same, I have levied
upon and seized the following described real
property, to-wit: Commencing 20 chains
east, of the S W corner of Sec. 35, in T 10,
S R 4 W, Willamette meridian; thence
north 18.76 chains ; thence west 60.00ichains;
thence south 18.76 chains ; thence east 60.00
chains to place of beginning, containing
1 12 56-100 acres, lying and being situated
in Benton county, Oregon, together with all
the tenements, hereditaments' and appur
tenances thereto belonging, or in anywise
appertaining ; and on
Wednesday the 26(h day of Harch 1879.
I will sell at public auction to the highest
bidder for cash in hand, all the right, title
and interest which the said Wm. Liuville
had at the date of said judgment, or now
has in and to the above described real prop
erty to satisfy said judgment anil Costs, and
the costs and expenses of sale. .
.Sale will take place at the hour of 1
o'clock P. M. of said day, at the Court House
door in the City of Corvallis, in said county
and State. SOL. KINO,
Sheriff of Benton County, Oregon.
Dated Feb. 19, 1S79. 16:8w5
Ihanjre of Firm.
1 the general merchandize business here
tofore carried on next door sonth of the
postoffice, in' Corvallis, under the firm name of
Sheppard & Jaycox,
Have this day taken in as a partner, Mr. C.
U. Barlow. Hereafter the business will be
carried on at the old stand under the firm
name and style of
Sfreppard, Jaycox & to.-
Mr. George A. Sheppard, of the firm, will
in future reside in San Francisco in connec
tioo with the firm, thus enabling ns to offer
superior inducements to customers. Our
motto being in the future as in the past, low
prices and fair dealing, a liberal share of pat
ronage is solicited.
In consequence of the above change all
parties indebted to the old firm are request
ed to call and settle their liabilities without
Jartuary 1, 1879. 21febl6:8tf.
Hamburg Figs;
Price , siS cent per Box, Sold Everywhere.
sttemnts ntlv print ?d it tats omoe
Equalization Notice.
on Monday the l'4thdavof Awril. 1879.
the undersigned Directors of School'District '
No. 9, in Benton county, Oregon, will sit
as a Board of Equalization, at the drug
store of Allen & Woodward, in Corval-'
lis, Oregon, and publicly examine the assess
ment rolls of said district, made by S. L.
Shedd, clerk of said district during the'
months of March and April, 1879, in pursu
ance of an action of a meeting of the tax
payers of said district held on the 3d day of
March, 1879, and correct all errors in valua
tion; description or qualities of lands, lota;
or other property, or other errors in said as
sessment. J.H.LEWIS,
. Directors' of said Disijrict.
Dated March 13, 1879. 16-1 lw4.
Vick's Floral Guide.
A beautiful work of 100 1'ajres. One Color
ed Flower Plate, and 300 Illustrations,'
with Descriptions ' of the best .blowers and
Vegetables, and how to crow them. All for
a Five Cent Stamp. In English or German.
The Flower and Yearctablc Garden, 175
Pages, Six Colored Plates, and many hun
dred Eugravings. For 50 cents in paper cov
ers; $1.00 in elegant cloth.- In German or
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine
32 Pages, a Colored Plate in every num
ber and many linn Engravings. Price $1.25 a
year; Five Copies for $5.00. Specimen num
bers sent for 10 cents.
Tick's Seeds are the' best in the world.
Send Five Cent Stamp for a Floral Guide,'
containing List and Prices, and plenty of in
formation; Address
JAMES VICK. Rochester, F. Y.
Lands! Farms! Homes!
I HAVE FARMS, (Improved and unim--proved.)
ERTY, very desirrble,
O JEi. & -L Xji 3E2 .
These lands are cheap.'
Also claims in unsurveyed tracts for sale.
Soldiers of the late rebellion who have,,
under the Soldiers' Homestead Act, located'
and made final proof on less than 160 acres,
can dispose of the balance to me.
Write, (with stamps to prepay postage).'
Address, R. A. BEN SELL,
Newport, Benton County, Oregon.
January 7, 1878. 16:2tf.
Inventer and Proprietor of Taylor'tf
Proposes to cut a Ditch five feet wide at the
top, one anil a half feet at the. bottom and
two feet deep, tin-owing the djrt two feet
from ditch, for the small consideration of
Thirty-three and one-third Cents per Rod.
This he guarantees or no charges. He hi it
three machines now in operation. One each
in Linn, Benton and Lane counties.
Junction City, Oregon. Jan. 17, 1879.
dealers nr
And also the very best assortment of
over brought to this place,
City Trucks and Drays.
Trucks, lately owned by Mr. Jaaies Egtiri,'
we are prepared to do all kinds of
in city or country, t rea ton able rateV.', Pf-".
ronace solicited, and satisfaction gunrantrd in
allcaees. ALBERT PYGALL.
Corvallis, Dee. 20, 1878.
TJ. Sl Land Office, Oregon City, Jb., )
February 6, 187. )
Comrjlaint havinz been entered at this- ori
fice bv Oswald Kaeten azaihst Frederick W.
Godfrey for abandoning liis Homestead En
try No. 3373, dated August 25, 1878, up
on the E i of the S E i, Section 2, Town
ship 12 south, Range 7 west in Benton
county, Oregon, with a view to cancellation
of said entry : the said parties are hereby
summoned to appear at the office of B. W..
Wilson County Clerk, Corvallis, Benton
county, Oregon, on the 21st day of March,
1879. at 10 o'clock, A. to respond and.
furnish testimony concerning said alleged
abandonment. Hl
L. T. BARIN, Regiater,
T. R, HARRISON, Receiver.