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ffl. S, WOODCOCK,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
OFFICE ON FIRST STUKET, OPP. 'VOODCOCK
& BALDWIN'S Hardware Store.
Spicial attention given to Collection-), Foreclosure
of Mortgages, Heal bstate cases, Probate and County
Will also buy and sell City Property and Farm
Landi, on reasonable terms.
March 20, 1879. 10:12yl
F. A. GHENQWETH,
-A-ttorxiey at Law,
3"OFFICE Comer of Monroe and 2d St. 16:ltf
J. W. RAYBURN,
-Attorney at Law,
CORVALLIS, .... OREGON.
OFFICE Oo Monroe street, bet. Second and Third.
C3.SpeciaI attention given to the Collection of
NoTas a.vb Account. 16:ltf.
JAMZS A. YANTiS,
Att'y and Counselor at Law,
WILL PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURT3 OF
tha State. Spj-'ial attention given to matter
in Probite. Collection will receive prompt and care
ful attention. O ilcj in the Court Home. 16:ltf.
BR. F. A. VINCENT,
CORVALLIS, - - - OREGON.
OFFICE in Fisher.s New Brick over
Max. FrieiiJly's .N'uiv Store. All the
latest improvements, everything
new and couiplcte. All work warrant
ed. Please give mea call. 15:3tf.
G. E FARRA, M. D.,
PHYSISIAN, SJfUEON AND 03STETRCIAN,
FFICE OVER .GRAHAM & HAMILTON'S
Lrug Store, Corvallis, Oregon. ll:2Jyl
NEW TIN SHOP,
J. K. WEBBER, Propr.,
jSLain St., Corvallis.
STOVES AND TINWARE,
i3TAll work warranted and at reduced rates.
(Bet. Souther' Drug Store and Taylor's Market,)
CORVALLIS, - 0RE6CN.
GROCERIES and PROVISION'S, FURNISHING
JF Goods, Cigars and loDacco, etc., etc.
tsi Goods delivered free to any part of the city
Produce taken, at highest market rates, iu exchange
March 7. 1878 l!i:10tf
W. C. CRAWF0SD,
.... DEALER IN ..
TEWELRY, SPECTACLES, S1VER WARE, ETC
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, STRINGS, &C
49 Repairing done at the most reasonable rates
and all work warranted.
Corvallis Dec. 13. 1S77. 14:ft0tf
WOOUCOCK is BALDWIN,
(Successors to J. R. Bayley & Co.,)
SEP S0NSTANTLY ON HAND AT THE
old stand, a large and complete stock of
( fleayy and Shelf Hardware,
IRON, STEEL, TOOLS, STOVES,
Manufactured and Horns Made
TIN AND COPPER' WARE
3?xiri.pS", 3?ipe, etc.
AQpp TINNER constantly on hnnd. and
all Job Work neatly and quickly done.
Also Agents for Knapp, Burrell k Co., fo
the sale of the best and latest improved
of all kinds, together with a full afsortmen
Sole Agents for the celebrated
Sl LOUIS CHARTER OAK STOVES
tfae BEST IN THE WORLD. Also theNorl
man Kange, ana many other patterns, in al
sizes and styles.
Particular attention paid to Farmers'
wants, and the supplying extras for Farm Ma
chinery. and all information as to fuch articles,
furnished cheerfully , on application.
No pains will be spared to furnish our cus
tomers with the best goods in market, in om
line, and at lowest prices .
Our motto shall be, prompt and fair dealinc
with all. Call and' examine our stock, before
going elsewhere. Satisfaction gnaranteed.
WOODCOCK k BALDWIN.
Corvsllis, Jan.2, 18 . 14:4tf
T O FL ES ,
( Orr. SOL. KING'S Livery Stable, Second Street,)
Has just opened with a new and selected
BOOTS & SHOES,
and will sell all the above named goods
for CASH, at prices to suit the times.
Remember the new I X L Store, opp.
Sol. King's Livery Stable, Corvallis. .gl
Corvallis, April 24, 1879 16:17ra3
SoOO FQBFEIT !
AMES' IMPROVEMENT IN APPARATUS
PEESERVING MEATS. ETC..
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
fJIHE ADVANTAGES CLAIMED FOR
X this wonderful discovery are these :
1. Meats can be preserve! I?rfiOtly
Fre6i for an indefinite length of time in
an open vessel ; that is, a vessel with a cloth
tied over it, or; with a snugly litting cover.
no seaCing up required.
2. Vegetables of ill I kin (Ik, if sound,'
can also be preserved indefinitely, and with
out drying or cooking.
3. Any clean vessel of wood, stone, or
gHss, that will hold water, may be used to
contain the article preserved.
4. The process is. so simple thr.t a child of
ten years old can operate it, and there is no
daaser f iniKlak-
5. As used, neither the material nor pre
served articles are 'i aijjiiriou to !8i-ll-;iitil,
nor is the tias-or of the article
preserved in the least affected.
G. The entira additional expense for ma
terials, will not exceed I went y-fiv'
': t s for jreserving 100 pounds of jneaj;
or for preserving abarrtl (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 f I iv.n or vorm in will ever
disturb meat preserved by this process.
9. Meatsjthat have become tai n l..'d can
be restored to their original condition, aud
then kept sweet indefinitely.
10. Experiments do not justify giving a
guarantee in regard to fruits. But the prob
abilities aie, that large, solid fruits, such as
apples, pears, etc., can be preserved. Ber
ries and soft fruits are considered doubtful.
' 11. We will agrea to verify all the above
statements under a forfitiirtt of 8500
gold coin, in case we fail in any particular;
Provided, that in case we succeed, the par
ties calling for the trial shall pay our neces
sary traveling and hotel expenses to the
place of trial and back, and in addition,
pay us for our time and trouble the sum of
?jl00 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.
1 he above process was patented January
5, 1878, bv Theodore Ames, of Texas, and
he u dersigned have the exclusive right to
11 patents for the same for the States of
Oregon, California and Nevada, and the Ter
ritories of Washington, Idaho, Montana,
Utah, Wyoming and Arizona. Patents for
family' flse only, and limited to the produc
tions of he purchaser, including apparatus,
list of chemicals, and direction in lull 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
fiOLDSON & MATTOON, ;
Corvallis, Benton county, or Albany, Linn
XXJILl, PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS
W in tbo State.
Having had fuor years experience n? County
Judge, and given close attention tc Probate
matters, I im well prepared t attend to uli j
bttSHiesa in that line; also contested Bttadj
Mailers. I will irivo strict and prompt atten-!
tiou to collections, and as hcrctulorc will do a
and General Business Agency.
Loca Agent of
Home Mutual Insurance Co.
5S-0fliee in the re.tr of Rosenthal's store.
Entrance either on Madison street or through
the store, Corvallis, Oregon.
THE STAR BAKERY,
MAIN STREET, COKVAI.J.IS
HENRY WARRIOR, PHCPR5ET0R.
FAMILY SlirTO STORE!
DREAD. CAKES, PIES, CANCIES, TOYS,
Etc., Always on Hnnd.
Corvallis, Jan. 1 1877. 14:2t
J. C. MOREL AND,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
PORTLAND, OREGON. '
Cor. Second nud JSoKrcc St
KEErS CONSTANTLY ON II AND ALL
Work done to order on short notice, at rea
J. A. KNIGHT.
Corvallis Jan":l,1 7. 14:'tt
I CITY jMYRKET
JOHN S. BAKER, Propr.
CORVALLIS, - - - OREGON.
HAVING BOUGHT THE ABOVE MARKET
and fixtures, and permanently located in
Corvallis, I will keep constantly on hand tht
choicest cuts of ,
BEEF. PORK, MUTTON, and VEAL. .
Especial attention to making -eitra BO
Being a practical butcher, with large experi
ence in thwibusincss, I flatter myself tbut 1 can
give satisfaction to customers. Please call and
give me a trial. JOHNS BAKHK.
Dec. 6t.h, 1878. 15:ltf
OFFICE Monastes' Brick, First street,
bet. Morrison and Yamhill. 14:38tf
Neat Rooms and Splendid Table.
OUR CORRESPONDENT ON -YESTERDAY WAS
shown the Neatly Farntibed Rooms
MRS- JOSEPH POLLY.
At their residence, Just opposite the residence of
ludie F. A. Chenoweth prepared and now in readiness
for such boarders as may choose to give her a call,
either by the single meal or by the week.
Mrs. Polly has a reputation as a cook, and sets aa
good atable as can be found in the State.
Solicits a share of patronafe. 15 :46tf .
ALPHIN & LORU. 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.
CorvaRis, Jan. 31, 1879. 16:5tf
ILL HEADS, LETTER HEADS, MONTHLY
statements neatly pnnte attms otnee-
From the Gazette, Nov. . 16, 187.7.
A Ilarboi- of Kofitgre for llie la
That a breakwater or harbor o refiipe
somewhere on the Psofic coast, north of San
Francisco,, is a necessity, is a fact so evident
and so universally admitted that it is hardly
worth while to argot) it. All seafaring men
know that this coast, in the winter season,
i3 a rough and dangerous one ; and even in
summer anything but pleasant. If proof
were necessary, we might point to the large
number of vessels that stand on the list as
missing. -Atid it is not strange that this
should le the case when we consider that on
a whole coast line of about twelve hundred
miles there is bat one harbor (S;.n Francisco)
that can be entered in nearly all kinds of
weather, and there are times when even this
:3 not approachable. Between San Francis
co and Cape Flattery, a distance of about
seven hundred miles, the coast is mostly
bold and rugged, with not one inlet, island,
cape or headland behind which a vessel
might Mnd shelter from the heavy winter
gales. And so many a poor mariner has seen
his disabled and helpless vessel sinking
under him. perhaps in siizht of the laud,
whose iippearance only increases his danger, j
for to attempt to enter any ot toe lew oar
harbors along the coast would be rushing to
certain destruction. But this want has lung
since attracted the attention of the Govern
ment, and preliminary sui'vey-3 h ve bejn
made. No point, how ever, has been selected
yet, and therefore it is a subject for discus
sion. It will hardly be questioned that the
proposeil work should be located north of
San Francisco. The line of bad weather is
not only north of San Francisco, but north
of Cape Mendocino. It must be then some
where between Cape Mendocino and Cape
Flattery. It should bes near central as
possible, so that California, Oregon and
Washington Territory may share equally its
advantages. Oregon being the central dis
trict it would seem to follow that it must
be located on its coast. California presents
a number of places which claim attention,
but really only two come within the limit
before mentioned, all others being too far
south. The two places are Trinidad audi
Crescent City. But this 1 eing a work in
which the whole Pacific coast is interested.
State lines should not be considered. The
three great aud principal objects to be ar
rived at are :
1st. The place most central and conveni
ent aa a harbor of refuge.
2d. A place affording the greatest com
mercial advantages. And
3d. A place presenting the least engineer
The ckiins of Trinidad, Crescent City,
Port Orford anil Cape Grago have been pret
ty thoroughly presented and advocated.
But the point to whi .h I de-sire now to call
attciuon is Cape l'ouiWealiier. the cape is
situated in latitude 44.40 and is about 00
miles south of Columbia river and about 3
miles north of Yaquina Bay. In order to
present the matter clearly I herewith sub
mit a sketch which is taken from the official
survey made by Capt. A. V. Chase ; the
scale being reduced just one half. This map
shows that a reef or ledge of rocks lies di
rectly off the mouth of Vaqnina, abi ut a
mile from the shore, and in a line with the
outer end of Cape Foul .veal her. It extends
up to within about a mile of the cape. It i.s
a broken ledge, coming nearly to the surface
in some places, with not more than three to
'our fathoms anywhere on its line, anil with
a depth of from six to seven lavhoms be
tween it and the shora. From the north
head of Yaquina, running out in a south
westerly directon toward tlie reef, is a solid
ledge of rocks mostly bare at low water.
Now, it must 1 e apparent to any one at a
(dance that if this leilye could ba built up
above high w;ater, and carried out until it
intersects the outer ledge, and then this sea
wall continued upon the outer reef towards
this cape, it would form a basin in which all
kinds of vessels could lie with safety. It
would form a protection against all the
southerly and westerly seas, while the cape
would constitute the north side of the har
bor. Besides forming a perfect, harbor an
swering all the wants of commerce, such a
work would undoubtedly greatly improve
the harbor of Yaquina, wdiich has already
the capacity of admitting vessels of l.i feet
draft, as shown by the report of Capt.
Chase, which is herewith submitted. The
reason why it would improve the harbor of
Yatpiina is obvious, as a wall running out
from Yaquina head in a line with the pres
ent channel would not only protect the same
from the westerly swell, but by contracting
the How of water into a more narrow chan
nel it would naturally become deeper from
the increased velocity of the current. So
the same work that would constitute a new
and perfect harbor would also greatly im
prove one already existing. The Govern
ment has already expended 8-0,000 in
building a lighthouse at each end of this
proposed work. There is one on Yaquina
head. As a harbor of refuge, the point is
central, being nearly midway between Cape
Mendocino and Cape Flattery. In a com
mercial point of vie, it has advantages
over tiny other place yet named, as it would
be. only about forty miles from the very cen
tor of the great Willamette Valley, with
which it may be connected by railroad
through a natural pass in the mountain such
as does not exist any wdiere else on the whole
line of the Coast Range. The advantages
of a solid and continuous ledge of roets
forming the foundation for a sea wall enclos
ing so extensive and complete a basin does
not exist anywhere else on the coast. Port
Orford is a beautiful and natural harbor for
summer winds, but is open to the south and
has deep water where it would be necessary
to construct a wall. Besides, it is shut off
by almost impassible mountains from the
great interior of Oregon and California. The
whole Pacific coast from San Diego to Ptiget
Sound has but two great outlets San Fran
cisco and Columbia river and the growing
wants of Pacific commerce call for more fa
cilities in the, way of harbors. Of course
there will be many objections offered to this
scheme. Some will ridicule it. as no gre it
enterprise ever yet escaped that. Others
will object on the ground of location, no
matter wdiere it may be located, and still
others will denounce the whole scbeme as ex
pensive and unnecessary. As to expense, I
know such a work will require a large out
lay of money. But expense should not be
considered when the benefits to be obtained
are so great. It 13 not a question of what it
might cost, but what it would yield in re
turn. That is necessary, every seifaring
man on the coast knows. It is demanded
in the name of commerce, as well as in the
name of humanity, just on the principle
that Government places a lighthouse or buoy
to- mark a hidden danger, or establishes a
life-saving station along the coast. As to
location, I have no choice or preference. I
have merely presented Cape Foulweather
because I am somewhat acquainted with it,
and because it seems to present many ad
vantages that have so far escaped notice. If
there are other places better adapted for the
purpose, let them be shown up. I only de
sire to attract the attention of engineers and
others familiar with such matters so that
the subject may be thoroughly examined
and presented -to the government in as clear
a light as possible, that it may be enabled to
ant intelligently, and urged to act energet
ically, for it is. a work which I sincerely
hope to see consummated in our day.
While the people of other nations are ex
pending hundreds of millions in killing each
other, it is a good time for us to consider
how a few millions might be expended in
making life more secure and in building up
a great commercial empire on the Pacific
coast. The first great work of this kind fit
which we have an account was constructed
at Cherbough, France ; others, of great im
portance, at Plymouth and Portland the
latter costing nearly two millions of dollars
But the one of the greatest interest to our
selves is our own celebrated work called the
Delaware Breakwater, near the month of
Delaware Bay. This was the building of a
sea-wall four thousand and eighty-nine
(4,081)) feet long, containing about 9(X,000
tons of atone, costing $2,123,505, or nearly
at the rate of ?2. 40 per ton. It was built
in about an average depth of five fathoms
and with not mure than five fathoms any
where inside of it. But space will not per
mit me to go into details. The reader is re
ferred to Johnson's Cyclopaedia for a very
interesting sketch of this important work.
And I cannot resist quoting therefrom the
following including words :
In the language of an official report al
ready referred to, the " harbor of refuge"
which it creates is in no sense a work " of
mere local interest. It was constructed for
and is resorted to by the floating commerce
of the nation, and in tiiisiight only should
it be regarded. It has been the means of
saving millions of property and countless
lives from destruction ; property whose
owners or nnderwriteraare as widely dis
tributed as are the merchants and ship
owners of the nation, and lives whose pres
ervation is a duty which a nation owes to
It utility is best exhibited by the state
ment that since 1833, 246,011 vessels have
taken refuge from storm under its protec
tion, of which 17,307 in the year 1871
alond. Let a threatening sky foretell the
approaching storm, and a few hours will
suffice to fill a previously vacant harbor.
Let another easterly storm continue a day or
two with severity, and the harbor becomes
crowded entirely beyond its capacity. The
fleet of vessels which now fill it are seen to
come in, in rapid succession, from the sea
ward ; and there is no single fact more ca
pable of impressing on the mind the magni
tude of our coasting trade than the great
number of vessels which a few hours' time
will, under the above circumstances, congre
gate at this point. J. J. Wixant.
CA522 I'I UVEATIIiHR.
Among the various papers of tliis
State that have come, nobly to the
front for Cape Foul weather the Wil
lamette Farmer gtamls prominent, as
will be seen from the following extract
from that paper :
There are some good and substantial argu
ments to be ma.de in favor of Cape Foul
weather as the site for the Harbor of Ref
uge, if it shall prove that the location is
well adapted to the purpose. That is of
course the main object, but a point might
also be strained in its favor upon the ground
that the construction of a safe harbor there
will give the Willamette valley the benefit
of another seaport. The construction of the
harbor will certainly result in the building
of the narrow gauge railroad from Corvallis
to the ocean not to Yaquina Bay merely,
but to the shores of the constructed harbor.
Such a consummation would be of the great
est importance, for while that point cannot
become the great commercial port of the
Northwest, it can do a lively trade, and will
result in bringing prosperity to the shores of
Yaquina Bay, and give the upper counties
more direct communication and shorter dis
tance to reach San Francisco, or even to
load vessels for Kurope, saving the great ex
pense and detention that attends loading
vessids at Portland. This advantage c;n
only attend the construction of the harbor
where it can be reached by railroad commu
nication with the interior. The pass from
Corvallis to Yaquina offers the most favor
able route for such a road, and the enter
prise of Benton ami Linn county farmers
has already secured a commencement of that
enterprise, anil it has been very faithfully
worked up, so that its practicability is thor
oughly understood. Any improvement in
commercial facilities redounds to the bene
fit of the producer. The Harbor of Refuge
at or near Yaqiiiua Bay, and the construc
tion of the narrow gauge road to connect
the Willamette valley therewith, will enable
producers of the upper and middle valley
counties to ship their products much cheap
er, and they will thrive better in proportion.
The proposition grows in favor as we view it
carefully, and we sincerely hope that cir
enmstanees may favor the Ioc ttion at that
point, as a matter of economy to the general
government, and for the advantage to a
great producing, region.
" I never knew a fashionable - woman who
didn't think more of a fool than of an up
right, sensible man," says Talmage.
" Consistency, thou art a jewel," as the
office boy said when he got the paste the
right thicknejs. Boston TrnascripU
Every man is made better by the posses
sion of a good picture, if it is only a land
scape on the back of a dollar note.
V hook cmt for the paint .'" shouted a boy
in the gallery of a Chicago thatre. when
the hero of the play kissed the heroine.
Lying is the vice of a mean mind.
The painter's overcoat Varnish.
A four-in-hand is worth two in the
bush Nf Y. Herald. . iU lr.
Cain was a man of mark. Pittts-
Conmnilrnm lor the rish Shall the
poor be col( or coaled.
A dentist ought to make a good
actor. He draws well.
Court-plaster on the face and a hole
in the stocking often travel together.
i From age to age cheese has skip
pered on, one of the miiiest forces of
the press, winning its whey.
People do not reflect that they may soon
die. If they did their quarrel would quick
Sew Constitution of California.
The Commercial (S. F. ) Advocate, of March
16th, gives the following dark picture of the
proposed Constitution of our-- sister State.
If the statements of the Advocate arc cor
rect, it is a remarkable document, one that
the people ought to study well before voting
for its adoption :
On the 7th of next May the most im
portant election ever held in California is to
take place. It enjjraces in its results the
future ot this State. It will decide whether
individual rights shall be respected, or if the
State will be surrendered to agrarianism, an
archy and financial ruin. If the new consti
tution, which will then be presented to the
citizens of California for their decision as to
its acceptance or rejection, should by a plu
rality of votes become the constitution of
the State, it will entail in its acceptance a
long-continued scene of litigation ; a period
of uncertainty and doubt, during which all
enterprise will cease, and all confidence be
lost in mercantile, industrial and real estate
transactions. The present order,' harmony
aud usefulness of business operations of-all
classes will be overthrown, and instead there
of, there will be lis- Cred upon the communi
ty distrust, suspicion and a sensation of
transference of personal or real properties.
In fact it will be a matter of uncertainty if
any right to hold property beyond certain
limits will, in accordance with its total ab
rogation of all heretofore sacred principles
of direct ownership, be sustained. It is so
completely antagonistic to private rights
that no one could be sure under its rulings
that his own was;in reality his own.
It stands as a record of shame for Cali
fornia. It shows a total absence of that
vigor of intellect ; that just perception of
equity ; that respect for, and protection of.
individual rights ; that chivalrous support
of good and abhorrence of evil ; that liber
ality and generosity, and that recognition of
pure freedom, which, while it allows unrer
strained action so far as no wrong is con
summated, yet holds in check the intention
to perpetrate evil, for which the citizens of
this State have ever been so renowned. It
overthrows all equities ; it violates all prin
ciples of political economy, and- it panders
to the baser passions of mob rule and com
munistic robbery. With such a document
sent out into the world a stigma will rest
upon our fair fame as citizens and will awak
en sensations of contemptuous pity for our
seeming ignorance and actual ( idiocy. The
world will say that no people possessed of
rationality would ever have written so fal
lacious, so absurd and so unlawful an instru
ment. The ideas that are pronounced in
i the lowest grade of pot-house declamations,
I . xi - . : f ,i
rise superior to wicse cuuiiciaLions oi ueiiitt
It runs counter to all industrial enterprises
and public, improvements, it take.3 irnm
individuals the management oi their own
affairs. It places prohibitory enactments
upon corporate bodies; it creates a tyrannical
despotism ; it destroys all semblance of free
dom ; it promotes the destruction of right,
and brings into existence living wrongs ; it
is not human in its principles, but is fiend
ish in its inceptions and devilish in its de
signs ; it tears in fragments all title deeds ;
it scatters to the winds the records which
Secure permanence to the ownership of prop
erty ; it vitiates all contracts. It does all
this long array of evils becatiss it attacks
every principle involved in the integrity of
the obverse of its actions as above set forth.
It would be impossible to convene in any
other part of the world such an assemblage
of dolts as constituted the late Constitutional
Convention. In corroboration of this asser
tion, we quote holy writ : " By their fruits
ye shall know them." Certainly the1! fruit
as manifested in the document under con
sideration has no nutritious qualities ; it is
replete with toxical properties ; it- is "bitter
in the belly"' without the redeeming, "sweet
ness ju the mouth ;" and it is composed of
the ashes of the Dead Sea fruit, while it is
devoid of its pleasant appearance, - It pos
sesses no redeeming characteristics.
If this Constitution is adopted it will work
irretrievable ruin upon the State. Property
of all kinds will at once depreciate because
no basic security will attend its holders.
Stagnation in all progressive movements will
ensue, because all confidence iu contracts
will be annihilated.
It, therefore, becomes the absolute duty
of evey lover of law and order, of every
friend of progress, of every well wisher of
the stability of society, and the welfare of
the individual, to struggle to the utmo3t to
prevent its adoption. The contest which is
thus forced upon our people, will have to be
met manfully, firmly and decisively. It is
a contest in which the madness and hatred
of socialism to all that is beneficial will be
arrayed in its fiercest milignity against that
clcss of society which represents intelligence,
morality and progress. There is no time to
lose. The enemy is already marshaling its
cohorts. Its detainers of public men, are
ranting their calumnies , and falsehoods.
They arjj stirring up the evil passions of an
ignorant mob. In our own cily two marked
instances of a vitiated press stand boldly out
in the display of their infamy by applaud
ing the insane ravings of an arch traitor to
our institutions, atui thus aiding and abet
ting the enemies of the prosperity of our
State. Why do they do this! First, from
their inherent hatred of all good, and second
from their instinct of avaricious greed. Like
Judas Iscariot, they would sell their God for
In future issues we shall maintain every
assertion we have made in this article, and
prove each and all of them by quotations
from, and criticisms- upon the objectionable
articles of the "New Constitution," and we
bespeak for them, in .advance of their pub
lication, an attentive and careful perusal
when they shall be issued, for hi them we
will expose the errors, fallacies and evil ten
denotes of this monstrosity of the present
Several land claims have lately been tak
en up hear Mountain Dale. - : j
So far, frosts have not damaged the fruit
crop in any part of the country.
The present indebtedness of Astoria is
abont -20,000, including all outstanding
warrants and bonds.
The parish of Grace church, Astoria, pre"
sented to the domestic mission fund, as an
Easter offering, the sum of $80.
Several houses at Oregon City have been!
robbed recently by .burglars. Nothing o
great value has been taken, however. .
The manufacture of horse powers to bei
used in running threshing and other farm
machines, will soon be commenced in Salem.
The steamer McCully is having' a new set
of engines placed in her, of much greater
power than before, as well a complete over
Ilillsboro Independent : Dr. F. A. Bailey"
bought the farm of Mr. H. A, Bunker, for
merly known as the Baldra donation claim,:
last week giving therefor the handsome sum
of 5,935. ,
John McKern, who escaped some time
ago from the Clackamas county jail, has
been arrested at Pendleton and will again
resume his " positon." This is his second ad
venture of the kind.
Three men from Coo3 bay recently pros
pected the Siuslaw and found valuable bot
tom land, and were delighted with the coun
try generally. They located clams, built'
cabins, planted gardens, and will go thereto
permanently live. .
It is propsed to shorteu the time for mail
service from Boseburg to Empire City'
twelve hours, making the schedule time
thirty hours instead of forty-two as now.
It is to be hoped that the effort will succeed.
Coos bay, by lier business importance andi
po-iulation, merits better mail service than
it now receives.
Name Changed. The designation of the
military station here has been changed from
" Fort Vancouver " to " Vancouver Bar
racks." We suppose the reasons for the
change were good and weighty ones, but it
will be a long time before the people in this
vicinity who have spoken of " Fort " Van
couver for nearly thirty years will make up
their minds to adapt themselves to tne new
order of things and say "the barracks."
The military station here dates from about
1848, when the post was designated as "Co
lumbia Barracks, "subsequently, about 1853,
changed to Fort Vancouver, which latter
name it has borne until now. Vancouver
A great curiosity The woman who can
drive a nail without hitting her finger nine
times out of a possible ten. -.-
When widower and widow, both with
children, get married nowadays, they call it
" pooling their issues."
" Pleasant words are as honeyoomby
sweet to the soul and -health o the
bones." In a world where there are
so many kindd of words, spitlul, ma-,
licious, hard, , cold, envious, false,,
scornful, hitler sarcastic, venomous,
haughty, selfish, and profane, how.
soul refreshing are pleasant words.'
They never blister the tongue, nor
sour the spirit of the. giver, and to?
the receiver are like cold water to
the thirsty. They smooth the brow'
ot the careworn, weary man, who,
reiurns to the quiet of his restful)
home after his day's toil. What a
rich pension to his wife is his hearty
approval of her effort to make home
the dearest spot on earth to hin 1
happy, c - '.
flow gratfful words from their
children cheer the spirit of the aged
father and mother who have labored
long ami faithfully to rear a family
in comfort and respectability. To
the employee who makes his. employ
er's interest his, a few words of kind
ly appreciation are beyond all price.
It. encourages the reverend she, amid
his discouragements, to hear the ac
knowledgement of benefit received.
from his ministrations.: The physi
cian's labors -eem a thankless task,
yet tlu-re are those who can and do
recognize his service by grateful
Those who are endeavoring to raW
the downtrodden, restore the fallen,
ami help the weak, by kindly ex-,
pressions jof sympathy and brotherly
kindness, will not lose iheir reward.
A kind word to an enemy i.s no4 lost;
if it does not serve io reconekte, wo.
may know it meets the loving Mas
ter's approval, who has said, "Bless
ed are the'peace makers." The child,,
hedjding bitter tears throagh some.
passing sorrow greater to bra, per
hapsthan any he may meet in man-,
hood's prime forgets his grief iu his
kiml mothers sympathy.
Let those on whom some heavy:
calamity has fallen perhaps some,
friends dear as life suddenly laid low
by death express, if ihey can, the
comfort given at. such an hour, by'
the clasp of the hand and the mois
tened eye of. the true friend.
Life is short, but if we hastea bo
sow plentifully with loving words,
and deeds, a rich harvest will be gar
nered therefrom lo the ead of time.
A reverend gentleman was visit
in; at the lu.use of one of his lady
parishioners, when the little girl said:
jyr- 1 can yo se. both ways at.
once, nnd is you got honey or sugar
on one side of your face?" "why,
what do you mean?" askfd he.
"Why ma'says you've always got
the eye on the sweet side of your
face on her in, church." Later in the
day 'bi abomination of desolation
seemed to have settled in that child's
A tramp called at the house of a
Salem (Mass.) clergyman some days
ago. and asked for money, at the''
same time presenting a paper repre
senting that the bearer was, "a poor
widow womanwith four small child
ren, and no other resource bnt chari
ty," etc. The pastor inquired of the
fellow it he was a widow. The reply
was: "Is it what it says? He writ
it wrong again !" and walked off
"Gold and silver coin is the money
of barbarism," says the fiat money
Democrats and their " natural allies."
Therefore we should cease mining
thee metals, and forthwith dispose
of our present stock to the barbarians
of Europe and Asia.