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WEEKLY HUMUS GAZETTE.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE STATE
OFFICIAL PAPER FOR BENTON COurJTY
Corvallis, Feb. 20, 1880.
V. n. CARTER,
MORE HOUSES NEEDED.
Not a day, scarcely, and certainly
not a week, has passed' for tlie last six
months Vfiat men have not applied
to the- different firms in the city,
handling real estate, for houses to
live in. In vain have they wander
ed op and down our sfrse?!,.in search
of a place in which they could house
their families. Many have come
with capital, smhI- desired- to open
business of- various k-imls in our city,
but after staying for weeks in some
instances, have been compelled to
abandon the tow n, for the sole and
only reason that the- could not pro
cure a place to do business in, or a
home for their families. In some in
stances, attempts have been made to
purchase property whereon to erect
suitable business houses, but the
owners of the land either would not
sell at aH, or asked such fabulous
prices that it Tra-useless to think of
becoming possessed of realty here.
"TVe do not desire to find fault, but
we do insist, with all candor, that
this course is all w rong. We have
capitalists here, that if they would
use some of their means, in erecting
good business houses of a substan
tial character, and neat, tidy cot
tages they would not only directly
aid very materially in our develop
ment and growth, but would
also receive a reasonable compensa
tion for the capital thus invested.
We cannot alwaysjemain in this
small cramped upsrjfe; our borders
must be enlarged, our waste places
built Tip, capital and population
encouraged to eome and stay with us.
Corvallis has a brigiit and prosper
us future Before it, if our people w ill
only put their shoulders to the wheel
and help. We have the natural re
sources and commercial advantages
to make a large city, and shall we
listlessly let all the glorious oppor
tnnities slip through our fingers, for
want of energy to sjrasp the golden
prize? Do not try to put any one
out, or try 3r make a close corpora
lion of what we have, but open your
purses and build, and greet all who
come to cast their lot with us warmly,
encourage and stimulate what enter
prises are already inaugurated here,
and more will follow. If we but lib
erally sow, now, in the uot distant
future, such a wave of prosperity will
sweep over our city as will astonish
the most sanguine. Awaken, shake
off the lethargy that has bound you
so long, plan, devise and push for
ward means for the growth and
development ot our beautiful city.
Who will- build a cottage, who a
business- ho.se t
The eighth annual- meeting of the
Oregon Woman Suffrage Association
was held in Portland last week, at
which time Mr. E. F. Heroy was
elected president. Mrs. J. DeVorc
Johnson was chosen recording secre
tary, Mrs. M. A. E'lrunnds corres
ponding secretary, and Mrs. Keehan
A --it. SS. . - - -
treasurer. i vice iresi cur, tor
each county was appointed Mrs.
M ft Q vi rvr v v wvni iiiv. 1
I of Uenton. A resolution tender-
thanks to various senators and
resentatives in Congress for pre
senting petitions for a sixteenth
amendment, declaring suffrage bas
m1 upon citizenship and not sex, wa
adopted. Good feeling prevailed,
lively discussions were engaged in,
and (he members went home feeling
that their cause had gained a new
rnrpcttHid they feel confident of
the ultimate success ot their great ob
ject theTsenthralhnent of woman
There seeras to be, and very justly,
too a growing feeling in favor tf
granting to-Woman ali the rights and
privileges that men enjoy.
Standing Rear, the Ponea chief,
who was ruthlessly taken from his
home and earried away to the In-
itory some two years 'ago,
and? who-foundJiis way back to the
reservation of the Omaha, in Ne
braska, and returned on a writ of
habeas corpus by the United State's
Court, at Omatyk, Nebraska is in
Washington 'telling,. the story of his
Wrongs. Standiafejtr is the best
specimen of UieflHb- lied men"
we have evuMBn. And wa
that his cuseK- ne of the
ought to receive careful.
t h e go ve ru mei 1 1
lgfellow.if nephew of
u m pea nis oair Tor
We recently received from Lower
Alsea a request to publish the law
governing beach mines. After a care
ful examination, we find there is no
XL S. law bearing upon the sub
ject, as the following correspondence
Uk.sf.bal Land Office, Washing- )
ton, D. C, Sept. 16, 1879.
James C. Tolman, U. S. Surveyor Uenejral,
Sib : In leply to yoar letter of 30th June
last, you are informed that no mines lying
below high water mark on the ocean beach
can be disposed of under United States laws.
J. M. Armstrong,
The State mining law, page 686 of
of the code of 1872, make9 no refer
ence to beacli mines, but does refer
to surface or placer mines, and as it
would undoubtedly be construed to
to cover the former, we give below a
synopsis of its provisions :
In order to secure claims notices
must be posted, with name or names,
and the claim protected by the owner
for 30 days, when it may be recorded
by the county clerk in the book of
mining records; If claims are not
worked for 12 conweative months,,
they become forfeited, and other per
sons may locate on the same. Each
person may hold one claim, and as
many more as he may purchase, as
the local laws of the miners' district
It is the duty of the county clerk
of any county, upon' notice received
of a miners' meeting, organizing a
miners1 district in said county, to re
cord the same, giving the boundaries
thereof. Upon petition of miners he
may appoint a' deputy to reside in
said district, who shall record all
mining claims and water rights, in
the older in which they are presented
fon record. Miners are empowered
to make local laws in relation to
posession of water rights, working of
claims, and survey and sale of town
lots in mining camps, subject to U.
S. laws. Ditches and flumes, jerma
nently fixed to the soil, are real es
tate, while they are used for that pur
pose. Person or corporations .who
shall abandon any ditch, flume or
water right tor one year, and cease
to exercise ownership over the same
for one year, lose their title, claim or
MecSanies-' and laborers' liens may
be filed against ditches and flumes,
lor lanor or material nestowed or
furnished. Placer or surface mines
may be conveyed by bill of sale, the
same as personal property, the same
to be recorded within 30 days of the
date of such sale. Mortgages shall
be executed, acknowledged, recorded
add foreclosed as upon chattels.
body. Over 50 persons, all unknown
to him, sat upon the platform and
underwent a thorough examination
by him, your humble servant being
one of them. In every case he point
ed out their true character, constitu
tion, prcdelictions, temper, etc. No
man lias ever lectured here with as
much iplause, and to as large and
intelligent an audience as Dr. Simms
has. The crowd increased nightly,
and the audience on fcs night was
the largest of any night of his lec
tures. He will pass to Albany on
Saturday next (1 4th) and after re
maining there one week, will pa88 to
Eugene, and from thence toorvallJs
about the 28th inst. Your people
will Save a chance to enjoy his lec
tures as we did here. Ilia price here
was only one dollar for the course of
six lectures. David Newsome.
Febiuary 13, 1880.
NOTES FROMTKE CAPITAL.
Uorvalus gazette: j no princi
pal topic of talk here now is, will
the wiuter ever break and warm
sunshine be felt here? Truly that
venerable personage, " the oldest in
habitant," has never seen just such a
winterhere as the one on hand. But the
growing wheat is O K, and larger
crops of it are now growing in this
county than was ever 6ecn here be
fore. The pespJe are repairing their
broken down fence, and rebuilding
sheds and stables that were blown
down on the 9th of last month. The
saw mill men have plenty of bills for
lumber, and prospects are fair for a
goodly amount of building this year
in the city and county.
1 oliticians are begining to stir
about, and talk np the issues ot the
day; and shake hands with the dear
brothers, and inquire of them how-
Sally and Jane and Tommy and
James are, and how their friends are
going yo vote. The Republicans are
buoyant, but the Democrats are di
vided and dubious of success, un
less the two warring factions of them,
and the fiat fellows can fuse together
and 'count out," as their brethren
did in Maine, and so have fusion
majority in the legislature of Oregon,
and a Supreme Bench of Judges that
will be more kindly to the counted
ins than the Supreme Court of Maine
We have some railroad talk here.
and we would be pleased to know
that your road to Newport would be
built, and also one from Astoria via
Forest Grove, Lafayette, Salem,
Mount Jefferson Pass, Prineville, and
through the splendid wheat, mineral
and st wtk district in the south part
of Wasco, Grant and Baker counties
to Fort Boise, there connecting with
the Union Pacific branch from QgdeB.
Assuredly capital ought to be hao
from the Slates to build both of these
roads, which are so muck needed,
and would insure to the stockholders
a large profit os their investment.
One of the chief attractions in
Salem,, for a dozen days nastr has
been six lectures by Br . Simms, of
N. Y., on Phrenology, IleaVje.tle-
i: l ..1 . ft-i " jl.V V&I
expressions, liatrtyalk,. aoijfbirrj of
$50,000 fire in St. Louis.
Boss Tweed's widow is dead,
itev. Alexander Keith, the traveler
and author, is dead.
It is definitely determined to erect
a monument to Prince Louis Napo
leon in Westminster.
Two freight trains wrecked on the
Canada Pacific Southern R. R. The
train dispatcher has left for parts un
known. Prussia proposes prohibiting for
eign vessels from engaging in the
coasting tradV-,. except under treaty or
by special pel mission.
One of the wretches that has been
firing on the Missouri, Kansas and
Texas trains has been caught. He
was shot 14 times before he would
S. G. Arnold, of Rhod e Island died
on the 13th inst. He was thrice lieut.
governor, served a short term in the
U. S. senate, and was the author of a
history of Rhode Island.
The California Legislature has pass
ed, and Gov. Perkins has approved, a
bill prohibiting corporations from cm
ploying Chinese laborers. There is
great rejoiceing among the working
In reply to a demand from New
York for subscription to the Irish re
lief fund, Ex-Gov. Stanford sent the
following: "for the sutiering poor
of Tri'land I havi thn Kvinniihv o"
common humanity; but there is am
ple field nearer home for all that I
have to give. Lelaxd Stanford.
It seems probable that the Illinois
Central railroad will shortly enter a
claim to riparian rights between the
liver and Twelfth stree, a distance of
one imfe and a halt along the lake
shore, comprising about all the bar
borage in the city.
From the Oregonian of Jan. 31st.
THE YAQUINA BAY ROAD.
The people of Corvallis are imbued with
the belief that their city is the avenue
through which the grain raised in the south
ern portion of the Willamette valley must
pass to reach the seaboard. The foregoing
statement has possibly been seen in print
before, but that thought is nppermost in the
mind of every citizen of the place, and will
bear repetition. The persons most interest
ed are engaged now in obtaining signatures
to the memorial published in the Oregonian
of the 28th ult. If only a moderate appro
priation is made for deepening the entrance
to Yaquina Bay, a railroad from Corvallis to
the bay is a certainty for the near future.
Capital necessary to complete the road al
ready commenced by the citizens, will be
furnished either from California or from
England without delay.
A 1)181 NTERESTED VIEW.
It is only natural that the old residents of
Corvallis and Benton county should feel a
deep interest in the future of their portion
of the State and be prejudiced in its favor
regardless of any just claims for recognition,
but the judgment of a man coming into the
county, studying it, and seeking an invest
ment in business pursuits would be free
from all bias. And when the views of one
who would naturally be inclined to cynicism
agree witn tnose ot tne enthusiastic and
self-interested, such views should be accept
ed, to say the least, as confirmatory. I call
ed on Mr. James Headman, an Englisnian -of
wide experience, who came to Corvallis last
July, and after visiting nearly every portion
has concluded to go into business here. In
order to obtain hi ideas of Benton county,
I asked :
"How did it happen that of all the places
in Oregon, you chose this county as a busi
ness location ? "
"Because," said Mr. Headman, in a quiet.
confident tone, " it is not within reason to
suppose that the entire product of a great
gram growing valley like the Willamette
will always be sut through one channel
especially when the channel is not a direct
one. the natural outlet to the sea for the
product of that portion of the valley south
of Salem, is through Benton comity to Ya
quina Bay, and it is only a matter of time
for such an outlet to be opened with Corval
lis as the railroad center.
" If a railroad sdtould be built to Yaquina
Bay, and the entrance improved by the re
moval ot the ledge of rock, will the bay ac
commodate much shipping i" I asked. It
lias been stated that the bay when the tide
is out is no mors tha a good sized pond. -
THE PARTY'S INCURABLE STUPIDITY, AS SEEN
IN ITS BEOOPD OF THE PAST TWENTY
FIVE YEARS PARTIAL LIST OF SERIES OF
STUPENDOUS BLUNDERS. -
From the Chicago Times, (IncL)
There is now at Washington one stalwart
bourbon chief who has an appreciative un
derstanding of his party's dismal situation.
"He stood up. straight as ramrod, and
swore for about five minutes like a Cartha
geuian pirate, while hi3 black eyes glowed
like living coals of fire, as he said that vol
umes would be required to express his
opinion of the satanic, diabolical, idiotic,
folly of the extra session ! " Then
he spoke piously of his earnest pleadings to
the Almighty to put a few grains of com
mon sense into the stupid heads of his
party leaders. ' I don't pray very often,"
he said, " but at the close of the rebellion I
got down on my marrow bones and prayed
to Almighty God at the rate of three hun
dred and fifty words a minute to have the
south go over to the Republican party ; or,
at least, some of its idiotic leaders." But
the Omnipotent paid no attention to his
prayers; or else the southern brigadiers paid
no attentian to the Omnipotent. They went
on making " fools of them
selves ! " and the party, "without a hope of
resurrection," went into every campaign
" with the damned, hellish, and senseless
solid south clingiug to their necks. " Then,
in agony of spirit, he cried : "Oh, if I could
only get some of onr leaders in a room alone
with me for a few minutes, so that I could
pound some sense into the devilish block
heads ! "
This expresses about all there is in the
Bourbon party situation. It is a situation of
utter hopelessness, to which she party has
been brought sjlely bj its own persistencs in
unparalleled political stupidity. For thirty
years ever since the close of Mr. Polk's ad
ministration the history of that party has
been the history of pig headed combat
against the inevitable. The annexation of
Texas gave a new impetus to agitation upon
the slavery question, both at the south and
at the north, and the tendency of public
opinion to divide on the geographical line
between the free and the slave sections be
came strong aud persistent. The predom
inant southern idea was to extend the area
of slavery ; the predominant northern idea
to extend the area of freedom. Influenced
by these conflicting ideas, parties began to
assume sectional character, the south versus
the north. Under the diaphanous pretense
of regarding slavery as a stats institution,
not to be brought into national politics,
northern politicians, styling themselves dem
ocrats espoused the southern idea, and that
party, at the north, simultaneously began to
grow "small by degrees and beautifully less."
Nevertheless such was their political stupid
ity, they could not see the pit of destruc
tion to which, as a party, they were hasten
ing. They pesisted in giving to their organ
ization the character of a pro-slavery . propa
ganda, and in more sharply defining, year
by year, the irrepressible conflict between
northern civilization and southern barbar
ism. This was the real issue in every presi
dential contest from Polk to Buchanan.
The crisis that had so long been approaching
was precipitated by the repeal, in the inter
est of slavery, of the Missouri compromise
the first in a continuous series of gigantic
political blunders, of which-the latest is the
incomparably stupid blunder in- Maine. .
These grand blunders may be presented
numerically, in their historic order, as fol
Blunder 1. Repeal of the Missouri com
promise. Blunder 2. Attempt of the Buchanan
administration to establish slavery in Kan
sas. Blunder 3. Rebellion of the southern half
of the party.
Blunder 4. Manifestation of sympathy by
the northern rump to their southern con
freres. Blunder 5. Opposition by the northern
rump to the emancipation policy.
Blunder 6. Hostility to the war policy
manifested in the peace programme of
Blunder 7. Re-embrace by the northern
rump of their southern confreres after the
Blunder 8. Opposition to the political en
franchisement of the negroes.
Blunder 9. Opposition to the war amend
ments of the constitution.
Blunder 10. Opposition to the candidacy
of Grant for president.
Blunder 11. Party solidification of the
south on the ol 1 pretense of state sovereign
ty anil "white man '3 government."
Blunder 12. Rejection by the solid-south
party of Hayes' conciliation policy.
blunder 16. Attempt to re-open the pres
idency squabble of 187b by the 1 otter in
Blunder 14. Southern war claims raid on
the national treasury.
Blunder 15. Espousal of the greenback
fiat money programme of national fraud.
Blonder 16. The reactionary programme
to wipe out the national election laws and
other legislation of the war.
blunder 1 1. ine extra session to carry
forth that reactionary programme.
Blunder 18. Ratification and fulfillment
of executive usurpations in Louisiana and
Florida, and attempt to commit the usurpa
tion in Uregon.
Blunder 19. Perpetration and defense of
like executive usurpation in Maine.
ALSEA BAR AND HARBOR.
SURVEY OF ALSEA HARBOR AND THE BAR IN
FRONT OF IT REPORT OF COL. GILLESPIE,
AND OF ME. R. A. HABERSHAM, ASSISTANT
United States Engineer Office,
Portland, Dec. 3, 1879.
Genral: I have the honor to transmit
herewith a chart of Alsea harbor, Oregon,
accompanied with a report of Assistant En
gineer R. A. Habersham, and to submit the
following report of a survey made under my
direction in compliance with the river and
harbor act approved March 3, 1879.
Maj. J. 1. Wilson, corps of engineers,
states iu his report on an examination of this
harbor, dated September 23, 1878 that
The act of June 18, 1878, directed an ex
amination to be made of the " Alsea river
and bay, Oregon," and an estimate of the
cost of improvement " proper to be made."
The result of the examination and of con
versations with residents at the bay demon
strated the fact that no improvement of this
river was expected and none is deemed prop
er to be made. What the people of Alsea
valley want, and rffelt I respectfully recom
mend, is that an acenrate survey may be
made of the harbor, and the bar in front of
it, proper chartsrprepared for distribution
to mariners, and the bar properly buoyed.
No work of improvement is deemed
" proper to be made, ' but I would respect
fully recommend that the chart of the har
bor be printed for the use of maiiners.
There is no port of entry at the Alsea
river. The nearest port of entry is New
port, Yaquina bay, Oresron, 12 miles north
of Alsea harbor.
No revenue was collected at Newport for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1879. A
small coasting tug occasionally enters Alsea
harbor aud does all the carrying trade for
the harbor. No sailing vessels ever visit
The nearest light house is on Cape Fonl-
weather, about 15 miles distant : the liht
formerly located at the entrance of Yaquina
harbor has 1 eeu discontinued. The nearest
works of defense are at the mouth of the
Columbia river, distant 125 miles
J am, general, very respectfully, your
obedient servant, G. L. GILLESPIE,
Major of Engineers, Brevet Lieutenant
Colonel, United States Army.
Chief of Engineers, United States Army.
REPORT OF MR. R. A. HABERSHAM,
United States Engineer Office, )
Qy the 12th, a bill was introduced
by Gahall in the IT. S. Senate, ex
tending the time for the completion J
of the Jexas 1'acinc railway ten
years. That's right, give them all
the time the company needs, but let
the rood be Imik at once.
A man, passing through a gateway
in the dark, ran against a post. " I
wish that post was in the lower re
gions!'' was the angry remark. "Bet
ter wish it was somewhere else, said
a bystander. "You might run against
it again, you know."
The New Hamhshire republican
state eommittee has fixed upon May 6
as the time for holding the state con
vent ion to elect delegates to tike re-
TT 1 J 1 . n 1 1 - 1 . -Jmm
m answerea, -wneneveir xaquina nay ; publican national convention. TTjere
will not furnish good ancheaage for all the
vessels required to carry the products of this
valley, it will do more maritime business
than San Francisco is doing sow. I' will
load a vessel with lumber for China within
two months at th Oneatta milbv about six
miles from the sea, and she will have a fath
om of water under her kepi when her cargo
Mr. Readman in an hnnrif conversation
expressed the utmost confidftf&e in a bright
iuture for Corvallis, and bases his belief on
the grounds advanced by the Older residents,
and which are generally known.
The fruit interest rf Beaton conntv which
has bees neglected in past years will be re
vived during the coming season. -Messrs
Readman & Nash have engaged jMarlv all
the fruit which will be dried thl summer
for direct exportation to England.
I he English colony m Hentoa conmtv M
gradually increasing in numbers. Thafrtto-y
are pleased with tbecountry evidencedlby
the fact that they have made farcbaaes Of
lands and have advised friencbv
in England to join them here. ""
ntleman, . whogejtttsi ness
el m an porwis or-tnei
me that the winter vh
were in. excellent condition.
is a strong feeling that deleirat
snouid go to Chicago unpledged
In Salem, February 15th, 1880, by Rev.
P. S. Knight, Mr. John Chase and Miss
Ruby Lance, both oi Salem.
In this city, Feb. 12th, 1880,' Mr. Caar
Taylor was married to Miss Delia Jackson,
at the residence of the groom; officiating
clergyman. Rev. JosepU&ttery.
The . ereiuunil kaa witnessed
only by tlj ifcfrientls of
Co'onel : I have the honor to submit here
with the chart of Alsea bar and harbor,
drawn from the survey made in pursuance
of your letter of instructions, dated Augu&t
12, of the present year.
The bar is situated 123 miles south of the
Columbia, and 14 miles south of Yaquina
bay. A full description of the bay and the
country tributary to it, its sources and pro
ducts, has been given in the. report of your
predecessor lor the hscal year ending June
The portion of the bay included in the
sur. ey, referred to as the harbor, comprises
all anchorage ground for snch vessels as can
cross the bar ; that is, whose draught does
not exceed 12 feet. It covers an area of t0
acres, with a depth of from 10 to 18 feet at
low tide. The tidal range is 3 feet during
neap, and 9 feet during spring tide.
The entrance to the harbor lies between a
bold headland, 60 feet high, on the south,
and a long low sand spit, covered with drift
wood, on the north. It is narrow, being not
more than 200 feet between the 12-foot
curves, and from 25'to 401'feet deep.
From the entrance toward the bar the
channel widens to 400 feet, curving sharply
Sroinr west to north northwest, and back to
west northwest, crossing the bar on the last
named course. The bar lies 3,000 feet out
side of the general line of tha shore at high
tide, connecting the south shore and north
spit, its axis being nearly parallel with that
of the Litter. It is 800 yards in length, and
700 yards in width between the curves of
The ship channel shifts constantly from
en place to another, a heav y wind lasting a
few days, being sufficient to cause it to
move several hundred feet northward or
southward. Generally the southerly weath
er which prevails during the winter drives
it northward, and the northwest winds of
summer force it southward. It is easily
found, however, on the south half of the
bar, the southerly winds and currents leing
strongest aud prevailing during the greater
part of the year. At the time of the sur
vey the channel crossed the bar near the
extremity, with a width of 300 feet between
the 6-foot curves, and a least depth of 7f
feet at low water, and I am informed that
these dimensions do not change. The dis
tance across the bar, varing with each new
direction of the channel, ranges from 1,300
to 1,800 feet.
The steam-launch engaged for this survey
failing to arrive, a 6-oared boat was the only
craft that could be obtained for Sounding.
In this it was not safe to venture far outide
of the bar, for fear ot losing the intervals of
smooth water necessary to enable ns to re
cross the bar, which occurred very rarely ;
in fact, only three times during the two
weeks I spent in making the survey, and
lasting less than an hour on each occasion.
It was not possible, therefore, to survey the
approaches to the bir ; but as no breakers
were seen, even in rough weather, outside
of those on the beach. It is safe to con
clnde that the foreshore slopes uniformly,
with a tolerably smooth bottom. If the
survey could have been made in the month
of June or early in July, more complete in
formation could have been obtained.
There are no outlying reefs nearer than
the seal rocks, four miles north of the bar.
These are piuicles, rising out of the sa . to
the height of from 10 to 30 feet at low tide.
distant from the shore from one-eighth to
one-fourth of a mile, and are portions of a
ledge of basaltic rock which forms the
rugged shore line for an extent of about a
mile opposite the rocks. During ordinary
weather the bar may be safely crossed by
steamers drawing not more than 12 feet at
high tide ; sailing craft larger than fishing
boats should not attempt to enter without a
tug, except with a west wind and tolerably
smooth bar, but may cross outward at any
time when the wind comes from the east,
northeast or southeast.
Tha promontory which marks the south
side of the entrance to the harbor is formed
of course soft sandstone, containing fossil
shells and hard nodnte; and rests, at the
level of low tide, on a bed of soft, soapy,
Jack shale, inhabited by myriads, of rock
sters. The hills around the bay are simi-
hum m formation to the promontory, and are
covlfred with forests of -spruce timber from
60 tl fee ftigh-
loUe of the entrance the contour of the
bottomfejj08 marked changes since tha
survey of5 an1 tne ruling depth is from
2 to 3 feet iSKr 14 possible tlyat in the
absence of ailestablihed twig-gauge the
base assumed forV?. jeveU of that survey
may have been toJJSh' nd the discrepancy
in the tide lines of TKW0 s5rv?y8 at Ppt
where the beach beirW rock n position,
could not have altered lBLinwpe LPiakes thia
Dr. Thomas T. Minor, health officer of
Pngct Sound district and delegate elect to
the National Republican Convention, has
left Port Townsend with his family for the
Mrs. Brake, a woman revivalist, success
fully conducted a " protracted meeting" on
Wagner creek, Douglass county, making a
number of converts.
A school house in Douglass county re
joicing in the euphonious aud suggestive
nome of " Scab Flat" boasts of having the
largest audiences at the weekly "spellin
skule" of any place in the county.
Miss Carr, a young lady of Seattle, while
carrying a lighted lamp let it fall upon the
floor. The oil ignited, burning her severely
and damaging the house and furniture to the
extent of 75 or 80. The fire was extin
guished with great difficulty. Another of
the wise virgins, that had her lamp trimed
Umatilla Republicans want the State Re
publican convention to meet at The Dalle3
Judge Whiteaker, of Baker City, while
hunting grouse, discharged the contents of
his gnn in his arm, and rendering the ser
vices of a doctor necessary.
John Sno larass, who was killed near
Waitsburg by being thrown from a buggy,
was buried with the honors of Odd Fellow
ship at Walla Walla. The fire department
also turned out en masse, thus paying their
last tribute ot respect to their late tellow
Millions of Mothers express their
delight over Castoria. It is nature's
remedy for assimilating the food.
Unlike Castor Oil, it is pleasant to
take, and unlike Morphino Svrup, it is
harmless. Castoria regulates the Bow
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Sour Curd Wind Colic,
and allays Peverishncss. What gives
health to the Child, promotes rest for
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The only First Class Hotel in the City.
rpKE OCCIDENTAL IS A NEW BUILDING,
X newly faniised, and the recognized headquarters
for Commercial Travelers, and all prominent mere
visiting Corvallis. Lare;e sample rooms on first floor,
for commercial men, and bath room for the exclusive
use of guests. Board from one to two dollars per
day, aecordintr to room.
October 20. 1879. 16:43m0
KEW MILLINERY STORE,
(Cor. Third and Moaroe Sts.,)
CORVALLIS, - - OREGON.
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September 17, 1879. 16:38tf
Notice of Application for the?
Vacation of Streets and
Alleys in the City
NOTICE is hereby given that the western Oregont
Kailroad Company lias filed with the Recorder,
and presented to the tjonimon council 01 tne juv or
Corvallis, a jxstition asking for the vacation dthe--
following aeacriuea portion 01 sirccw ajiu suujb u
said aily, twit :
All that portion 01 cixm street irom tne noutn une'
Street tO tBe SOUlll line Ml saiu oiawi Direct.
sat portion of B street from the east line. 01
tree t west to the west line of blocks No. SO and
rfk third addition to the city of corvallis.
re streets Sr. alleys running through blocks -
81, IU avSUsyS t, 1 i 1 Yi uuuiuvii iu vw .win.
ns Interested tnerem are nercov nuuuou
ar meeting-TM the Council, to ne held
re 8th day oisaren, law nas ween nxeu
n mu i.hA timet for the hearimr aud con-
such petition, fed at which time all per-
are reqmrea iftapear inu snow cause,
, why the pedjfcn should not be grant-
ns f streets ana alleys vacated.
1880. 17:5w6 City Recorder.
fcKTTER HEADS MONTHLY
HWinted at this office.-