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WEEKLY ClffiUIS GAZETTE.
Corvallis, Feb. 24, 1882.
Entered at the Postoffice at Corvallis,
Oregon, as secoud-class matter.
Mr. J. H. Bates, Newspaper Advertising
Agent, 41 Park Row (Times Building), New
York, is authorized to contract for advertise
ments in the Gazette at not less than our
L. P. Fisher, advertising agent, 21 Mer
chants' Exchange, San Francisco, is author
ized to receive advertisements fol the eol
' umns of this paper at not less thau our ad
Look Oat for Him.
A Turner cor. writing to the Si'verton
Appeal says: "Look out for a tramp 35 or
-40 years of age, dark brown hair, dark
brown beard of 4 or 5 weeks growth; mous-ta-f
is older (may be clean shaved now);
about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 150
lbs., is a little gray. Had on brown duck
ing coat (lined), blue checked "Jumper,"
lead or dove-colored pants, calico k with
large stripe; boots ripped in big seams and
sewed with a string. Left A. Stanton's
house, two miles south west of Sublimity
on Tuesday morning, the 7th inst. He is
said to be dangerous among unprotected
women, and may be insane. Is supposed to
be a "bird" who broke jail lately at Albany
aud for whom there is a reward of f 20.
Lips vs. Merit raps.
Not long ago we had a day of beautiful
sunshine at which the people of our city,
from grave men, lovely women and laugh
ing school children, gave way to such parnx.
ysin of joy, as to cause their mnuthes to fly
unanimously ajar like so many sleeltraps.
It is needless to add, however, that the in
clement weather siuce has caused their lips
to hang pendent from their facial fissures, a
full ell Flemish, and that said labial append
ages remained impertnrable and unmoved,
even on the arrival last Wednesday of
. Suspicion Clrconstancca.
Messrs. Thos. Cauthorn and Jos. D. John
son, in company with a rather suspicious
looking individual, were seen perambulating
the streets of our town the other day look
ing alter and valuing property. The cur"
ions observer may have supposed they were
preparing to take a mortgage upon the
whole town of a niiilion and a half or two
million, but the fact was they were only en
deavoring to admeasure the dower of a widow
Our geuial townsman, Mr. Alex. Camp
bell, is not a vain inan. although the dignity
with which he has perambulated the streets
since last Monday, ujght, in the absence of
the facts explanatory thereof, subjeet him to
that imputation. His explanation of the
enigma is, that 'Tt was born on Monday, is
a b y and tha finest specimen of Camp!) ;!1
on the Pacific coast." All right Alex.;
your solution of the problem is satisfactory.
.Ittcatfoa Jloaiairiital Co. o. 2.
The regm'ar monthly nisciing of Monu
mental Co. No. 2. wiil be lull ai the C v.irt
House Monday the 27th day of -February
1832. A full attendance is particularly do
.sired as nominations for Chief and Assistant
wiil be m i.U, and other business of impor
By order of
J- H. Lewis, President.
F. H. S wtelle. Secretary.
Wm. M. Hoag, of San Francisco, arrived
in our town last Tuesday direct from New
York, in the interests of the Oregon Pacific
Railroad. It is his intention now to imme
diately proceed for the Company to organ
ize the work for Spring operations on the
road. We expect soon to see the route from
here to the Bay lined with an army of busy
Discovery of Coal.
Cap'r. J. M. Ayles was lately in town
from Yaqnina bay, he exhibited to us a
quantity of specimens of coal which he had
recently discovered near the bay. It bore
the appearance of a good quality of coal.
When placed in the Are it burned well.
The vein is large and quite extensive and
ivill likely prove to be a valuable discovery.
Off for England.
Capt. Herbert Symmonds and wife left
for England on Wednesday. They shipped
via Panama to Southampton. They expect
to return in a year or two. The Capt. took
the wise precaution to arrange to have the
Gazette sent regularly to him while absenr.
thus securing good reading matter until
4 ieir return. Geo. Armstrong and Cecil
Coots accompanied them as far as Portland.
A Duck Trap.
Henry Stone of Linn county caught in a
trap lately in one night 20 Mallard ducks.
A pretty fair hand. His trap is so con
structed that it is always set. It has a
stick door something after a rake fashion.
The duck pushes the door forward and
-walks in when the door closes so as to be
-ready for another. He is Te ported to have
caught a great many in this way.
. That Transportation Line.
Maj. A. J. Ray went, la3t Tuesday, to
"Portland. We are informed that it is his
purpose while there to perfect his equip
ments for his transportation line between
-this city and Cape Foulweather. We al
ways liked the Major and believe, if any
man in the county can make saideuterpriss a
nccess, he can. do it. ,
Our old friend Mr. Jacob Henkle, of
Philomath was in the city on Wednesday.
'He says educational interests, both at the
college and the district school are progress
ing satisfactorily. He also informs us that
Mr. Geo. Henkle's wife, who has been sick
for some time, is slowly recovering.
Bitter and Thltber.
This famous cigar is
Only sold at T. J. Buford's.
Richard Graham's the druggist.
New goods at A. J. Laogworthy's Cash
The finest brands of cigars at the Post
New goods lately received at Thomas
The ball at the City Hall last night was
socially a success.
All kinds of Blanks in stock and For sale
at the Gazette office.
Stationery and books of all descriptions at
The Corvallis Gazette for sale on the
counter of Buford's news depot.
Novelties of all kinda-at Postoffice Store
Snow fell on last Sunday evening to a
depth of about three inches.
There will be 1500 more, Chinamen in
Portland, within six weeks, directly from
Look out for the new Motor Power.
Further developments in this connection
iu the near future.
The assets of the Homo Insurance Co.,
according to their 57th semi-annual state
ment, are 56,995,500.26.
There will be no preaching at the Evan
gelical church next Sunday morning. Preach
ing in the evening at the usual hour.
The revival meeting at the Evangelical
Church has closed. Am informed that there
were several accessions to said church.
The U. S. Deputy Marshall was in the
city on Tuesday, making arrests of parties,
charged with furnishing whiskey to Indian'-.
Prepare for the grand dress concert to be
given at Hamilton's Hall, Corvallis, Satur
day eve.. March 4th. Full programme
given next week.
Of the 53 teachers in the Portland public
schools, but four are men and of the four
principals, one is a woman who receives
the same salary as the men. ,
There will be a church sociable this even
ing, the 24th inst., at the residence of R. M.
Thompson, for the benefit of the Evangeli
cal church. All are invited to attend.
Mr. E. Rosenthal has sold the large oil
painting, recently on exhibition at his store,
to John Foster. Price unframe t o!). The
picture was made by Mr. Wrignt of this
Judge MrFadden informs us, that while
he was at Eueene and Albany recently, our
distinguished townsman Col. John Kelsay,
was favorably talked of as an available can
didate for the gubernatorial chair.
Rev. H. P. Punning who has been spend
ing a mouth in Cal. , will be at home the
last of this week.
Judges Burnett and McFadden went to
Eugene last Saturday, to attend the funeral
of J. M. Thompson.
T. J. Buford, of our citv, went to Po:t-
land last Tuesday to attend the Republican
State Central Committee.
Mr. White mer, who has been here fur
some months, left, with his family, for New
Tacoma, W. T., last Tuesday.
Hon. John Burnett has heon iu Portland
this week, attending the meeting of t'. e
Democratic State Centra Committee.
Mr. L. Y- Wilson, deputy County Clerk,
left on the train last Monday. Am informed
that be intended to go to The Dalles.
Mrs. Locke, who has been visiting iu tie
city for some time, was compelled to return
homo to-ilay by train, on account of failing
Mr. Herbert Stephens, formerly of this
city, arrived receutly from The Dalles.
After visiting friends in the city, he pur
poses going to the Yaquina.
Mr3. Johnie Williams, who went recently
to Eugene to attend her brother's funeral,
will return to-day. Mr. Williams left for
Albany on Tuesday, expecting to return
Mr. Gib McFadden of King's valley, is
in the city. He says the political pot is
beginning to simmer in that valley, Also
says Joe Allen is favorably talked of for
Sheriff, Milt Connor for Clerk and the Hon.
Jas. Chambers for the Legislature.
Mr. P. Bryant a citizen living at Yaqnina
Bay is in the city, says the people there are
hopeful of the early completion of the O. P.
R. R. Reports the roa Is almost impass
able. Informs us also that they have had
but little snow at the coast and tbit on
the mountains, it is rapidly disappearing.
Capt. Win. Stephens and Capt. Gei .
Stephens, .who resided iu this city some
years ago, v. ere in town recently, visiting
friends and attending to some business mat
ters. They left for Newport (where they
now live), last Monday. They report that
the breakwater at the Yaquioa bay, remains
in tact and confirms all anticipations of its
projectors, as to its availability for the pur
poses for which it is intended. They ex
press themselves as well satisfied with the
country there. Say they would not live
any where else.
List ol Letters
Remaining in the Postoffice at Corvallis
Benton County, Oregon, Feb. 24, 1SS2.
Persons calling for the same will please say
J. Brower, J. i Bradley, W. H. Morri
son, Jas. C. M in ton, L. Max field, E. Alden
Mead, Win. B. Neathery, A. M. Spickel
mier, B. N. Tharp, N. Tharp, Ed. Wheeler.
N. R. Barber, P. M.
Frozen to Death.
News comes from Polk Co., that Marion
Nealy perished in the mountains on the
15th inst, from cold and exhaustion. It
seems that young Nealy, in company with
two other parties was hunting in the moun
tains when the sad circumstance occurred.
king's Valley Letter.
Regular Correspondent to tha Gazette. '
Editor Gazette. We have had lame
very cold weather for the lst few days.
Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6 o'clock
the thermometer stood at 15 degrees. This
is about 9 degrees colder than it has bceu
before this winter. It is now considerably
wanner. The snow is three inches deep
and still coming down. The prospect is
good for sleigh i iding soon if the snow con
tinues. Some sleighs have already started.
There was a shooting match at the store
Saturday. A few chickens were at first
shot for, after which shots flew thick and
fa3t for cash. Tliis is certainly a very en
tertaining, intellectual and highly moral
pastime. If it is too rainy or cold to plow,
the noble tillers of the soil gather at the
store and shoot and growl about the weather
and talk politics.
Stock looks well, feed and grub are peuty,
so ltt the storms come aud the winds blow'
and winter rage.
This cold is having a serious effect upon
some of the young folks of the va'ley. The
matrimonial fever ha3 broken out and is
liable to spread. Two cases proved fatal.
Some other parties have been exposed.
One is the case of a young man who has
been lingering for two years, this is a sad
case it is hoped he may yet recover.
At Mother Chambers Sunday, Judge
Price officiating with more than usual abil
ity. The victims were Mr. fom Ramsdell,
to Miss Melinda Eddleman, also Mr Lewis
Ritner to Miss Clarina Eddleman. The
brides were twin sisters. The boys per
formed their part in an able boddied manner.
The fine wedding dinner was heartily en
joyed by a number of hungry guests, in a
way that would astonish the natives.
The tin pan, horn, shot gun band gave an
entertainment and serenaded the happy
families, late in the evening. May the
rows aud promises taken by these young
people never be broken, and may they en
joy many little pledges of domestic affection
to cheer them through life aud support
t'.iem in old age. Br'.TUs.
Feb. 20, 18S2.
Kb. Gazette : I see in your last paper
H. S., of Oakville, charges mo with robbing
the farmers of Linn county. His statement
is false. The Commissioners of each county
establish the rates of ferriage. The rates
of ferriage are put up ou the boat so that
every person can see them; also the terry is
liable for all accidents. Two year3 ago the
ferry had to pay about six hundred dollars
for an accident to a wood team. H. S. says
I charge 60 cents a trip over and back for a
wood team ; that is about half what the law
allows, so it cannot bo robbery.
For several years the farmers have paid
no ferriage for crossing their wheat to Cor
vallis; tho warehouses aud mill having paid
one-fourth ferriage, that is 25 cents the trip
over and back; also lumber, for years I re
ceived tickets from the mill men and made
a discount to them. Farmers went free,
footmen I have charged one bit or ten cents
over and back, if they came back the same
day. The merchants at times have given
tickets to farmers and when they have I re
ceived them at reduced rates.
I have run this ferry upwards of thirty
vears and it has been my object to suit the
public and at the same time to make the
ferry pay, but there is not travel enough to
make the ferry pay half of the time. I
could cros3 ten times as many if I could get
them to cross.
This H. S. Oakville man lets off some of
his wind against the merchants of Corvallis.
Probably they can stand it. The property
owners of Corvallis ought to see where this
new ferry is to ba. It is my opinion that it
will help to hasten the river to cut a chan
nel and form an island opposite Corvallis.
Corvallis bein about the center of Linn
and Benton County, it would have been
better for the people to uuite in both coun
ties with the Railroad Company and try to
get a free bridge. I, for one, will give to
wards it five hundred dollars.
Letter frcm Oakville Linn Co. Oregor.
(Bee-mar Correspondent to the Gazette. )
Last night was the coldest of this winter
here. We had something here, don't know
what to call it. I believe it was called an
Anti Monopoly meeting.
Of course I was on han:l to try and learn
the mysteries; of that meeting. I was some
what disappointed on account of not seeing
Mr. Elliot or Mr. Burnett there to tell all
about Ben Holliday and Villard. We
had a lengthy speech to read, which I sup
pose Mr. Elliott prepared for the occasion.
It did not suit all because the object of the
speech wa3 to induce the people to pledge
themselves to Mr. Elliot. For one I can say
that I pledge myself to no man as he would
like to have as do. We are free born and
this a free country. Mr. Elliot clains to
bo the farmers friend. They all claim that
when there is an ax to grind and it is al
most time for grinding to begin again.
About every two years the cry of reform
comes. One time greenback, at anot'ier
What we want an I most need in Linn
county is for Colonell Hogg to build the
Yaqnina Rail road; Cocgres? to appropriate
f200,000 for the improvement of the Ya
qnina harbor. Another meeting of the Far
msrs Ferry Boat company w. s held. They
have incorporated. The plan for the boat
olopted was furnished by St. John & Ston".
Work on it will begin soon. -It is exj ected
to have the boat running in a short time
which wiil cram ns fir half whit we pay
A sea ie ter.
A, second hand grain drill, in good order
and bet little used , for sale at a bargain at
Regular correspondent to tho Gazette,
Editor Gazette. Hoping that it may
be some benefit to many of your readers, 1
send yon a few notes respecting this place,
and for the information of strangers, I will
state that Alsea Valley is situated near the
center east and west aud near the south line,
in Benton county.
The valley is considered very healthy.
Persons coming here with the ague are sure
to regain their health. The population
numbers near three hundred. The valley is
noted for rich soil, pure water and pine
The valley differs from mo3t valleys of
the coast-range: instead of being covered
with brush and timber, the greater part of
the bottom lands are prairie. The Alsea
river flows from the north untill it reaches
the valley. From the valley, its course is
west to the ocean.
This place is quite a resort for the sport
ing class. The streams are full of mountain
trout; and game, such as deer, bear and elk
are plenty in the mountains.
The Alsea river has become quite a
thoroughfare for the produce of this valley.
There have been twelve boats taken down
thi3 . winter. With a little improveing
the river can be navigated with safety.
More in the future. Correspondent
Alsea, Feb. 18, 1882.
Correspondent Frcm Oneatta Or.
Tb.3 Oregon Pacific Railroad Co., are
putting up a new saw mill on Depot Slough.
This will be running in a few days.
P. Abby of the Ocean House, will build a
large addition to his hotel.
The piles are all iu for tha flr3t 203 feet
of wharf at the railroad terminus and this
will be completed in 10 days ready for
vessels to discharge cargo.
The Oneatta mill is undergoing repairs '
and being got ready for the machinery
arriving by the new steamer Yaquina.
The new Foundry building is nearly com
pleted. It is a large and substantial struc
ture'. Several of our amateur fisherman have
made some very large catches of flounders
and sturgeon, some of the latter weighing
70 lbs and upwards.
A new steamer is being built here by
home enterprise a want that is very much
felt here by travelers. Ckum.
A. J. Langworthy's Cash Stan
Corner of Main aud Jackson sts., opposite
the ferry, Corvallis, is the place to get bar
gains in dry goods and groceries.
Regular Correspondent to tha Gasette.
Editor Gaette. The steamer Yaquina
arrived yesterday, the 18th, Capt Denny,
master, having a fair passenger list. She
came iu lj hours before high tide finding
17 feet in the bar. She sailed to-day, 19th
inst. at 2 P. M. for Portland, Deputy U. S.
Marshal took one McDonald. Indian Joe,
and Joe Howard with him charged with
selling liquor to Indians. There were also
the following passengers who sailed on the
Yaqnina. G. V.Lakin Sr., G. W. Lakin
Jr., M. C. Hara and family, J. D. Cox and
family, and severa,! others the names of
whom I could not got. The Yaquina will
probably abandon this trade aud henceforth
run between Coos Bay and San Francisco
carrying oal. It is very unfortunate a
vessel so well built as the Yaquina can find
it more profitable to run elsewhere.
The steamer Kate ami Anna, Lutjins,
master, came in at 12 to-day 29th inst cargo
of general merchandise. The Government
works are standing the storuis splendidly,
aud shows better than any argument the
entire feasibility of the Engineers plans.
Newport Feb. 29, 13S?.
The Dalles Times i3 responsible for the
following bits of railroad news:
Track is laid within a mile and a half of
tunnel No. t.
A large force of mechanics are at work
on the lung- bri lg beyond the first tuuul.
It is proposed to blast down about fifty or
sixty feet of the bank above this side of
tunnel No. 1, so as to form an incline in
stead of a perpendicular bluff.
A cave occur, ed on the cut this side of
tunnel No. t. by which the track was cover
by several ton3 of rock. A party went
down Sunday to see the amount of damage.
The Oregoniau Bays tho tracklayers on
the Umatilla-Pendleton road are advancing
at the rate of one mile per day.
The work of grading the Northern Pa
cific beyoud Pen d'Oreille lake is being
pushed by a large force of men under the
irrepressible Hallett, in spite of nearly six
feet of snow and more coming.
The Portland Board of Trade have adopt
ed a series of resolutions asking the Sena
tors and Congressmen from Oregon to use
their best efforts to prevent the abrogation
of the N. P. railroad land grant.
Alsea Taney, Ogn.
Editor Gazette. Our little valley has
gone through the winter all right.
Stock are in good condition.
Feed is plenty and we have but few sick
The young folks of the valley indulged
in a social hop at my house on the 14th inst.
All were well satisfied.
Charles Langdon the county pauper died
at the residence of John Bantons on the
15th inst. G. H. Rvcrajt.
February 17, 1882.
The Bteamer Umatilla arrived at Astoria
yesterday from San Francisco having on
board six powerful locomotives for the O. R.
& N. Co. These locomotives were Lrought
overland on their own wheels over the
Union and Central Pacific Railroads and
shipped on the Umatilla at San Francisco.
There are eleven of these locomotives in this
lot. As soon as these six are discharged
here the Umatilla will return and bring up
the other five. Standard.
Seattle, Washington Ter., March
H. H. Warner & Co. : Sirs After suffer
ing over ten years with kidney complaint I
made use of your Safe Kidney and Liver
Cure, was cured, and have never had the
least symptoms of the disease since.
A private correspondent from tho metrop
olis, says :
Portland seems very lively just now to
one from the rural districts. The unearthly
I din of the Chinese gong and fire cracker is
I liable to lead ones mind estray, and cause
him to believe that he has made a mistake
j end taken a stroll down to pandemonium.
Providence, Feb". "l&WTlie divorce peti
ti n of Mrs. Sprague conies up for hearing
be ore the full bench of the supreme court
in Kingston on Monday
Water in all northwestern Texas streams
is rising rapidly aud flooding the country.
Denver, Feb. 18. A passenger train ran
into a caboose of a freight train on Marshall
pass to-day, breaking both legs of conductor
Seely, and one leg of a brakeman, aud in
juring the fireman in the back
New York, Feb. 18. A Graphie.s Wash
ington correspondent says the full text of
the anti-polygamy bill passed by the senate
seoins to meet the approval of those best ac
quainted with the wants of Utah. The
judiciary committee of the house is follow
ing faithfully iu the wake of the like com
mittee r-f the senate on the LTtah question,
and is giving the matter the greatest atten
tion. London, Feb. IS. A dispatch from
Buenos Ay res dated Jan. 2i, says pirtiaulars
have been received there of the massacre of
inhabitants of Pisco by Peruvian soldiery.
A thousand pipes of wine were distributed
among the men who burned houses and
murdered the inhabitants. Four hundred
foreigners attempting to resist were cut to
peices, 300 being killed, including the
Cincinnati, Feb. 20. Heavy rain has lreen
falling all the morning. The river at 11
o'clock is 55 feet high aud rising two inehe3
an hour. All cellars below Third street are
flooded, practically suspending business iu
that part of the city, as a great force is kept
busy removing coods. If the rains should
stop now it is estimated there will be five
feet more of a rise. What will come with
more rain would make the highest water
Omaha, Feb. 20. At Haverly, Neb,
Sunday evening, James Cook and R. D.
Raven, the latter from Kentucky, cot hito a
dispute in a barroom about the spelling of
the word "Peddler." Tuey got into a fight
when Raven drew a revolver and Ehot Cook
through the heart, killing him instantly.
St. Louis, Feb. 20. A terrible tragedy
occurred yesterday near Centerville, Texas,
iu which two negroes named Hall were
killed and their wives mortilly wounded.
The mui derer fled.
Laramie, W. T., Feb. 20. Last night
Mr3. John A. Grover, alias Dolly Bailey,
alias Pussy Newport, alias "The blonde,"
a prominent member of the demi-monde
here, committed suicide by shooting here
self through the head.
Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 20 A fire in the
Albion print works, on Water street, de
stroyed the entire stock, worth 50,000, and
stocks of several other firms in the same
building. Total Kiss 150,000. The char
red body of an unknown man was found on
the second floor when the fire was subdued
A number of persons are missing.
New York, Feb. 20. Ex-Congressman
William B. McLay died yesterday at his
residence, fc'8 Second avenue.
Vienna, Feb. 20. The entire press here
condemns Gen. Skobelolf's recent speech.
Freinderblatt says the speech is significant
because thousands of Russians hold the
same views.' The Panslavist sees in it
great danger for Russia.
Borne, Feb. 20. The proposed federal
council to conclude an international treaty
fixing the standard for gold aud silver coin
age will be refuse I by England, Germany,
France, Italy and other powers.
Two more victims of tho Chester explo
sion died Sun "ay night.
Tho London lord mayor's Jewish relief
fund amounts to 30,000 at present.
Miles Thompson was hanged at Dallas,
Tex., on the 19th inst. for rape and murder.
The latest reports from ths Haverhill fire
estimate the losses at 2,300,000 and insur
ance at $2,000,000.
A fire at Bellevue, Mich., ou Sunday de
stroyed 1(1 store t aud dwellings. L si,
$45,000; insured, 40,000.
Two freight trains on the Atlanta and
Charlotte railroad were wrecked by a col
lision on the 19th inst. and three men in
jured. The great jr portion of Helena, Ark., was
under tour feet of water on Sunday last,
and reports of broken levees were coming
Rev. Samuel Johnson, a co-laborer with
Garrison ami Wendell Philips in anti-slavery
times, died at Lawrence. MdSS., on the 20th
inst., aged G5.
Director Burcbard of the mint has de
cided that mutilated coin will be consider
ed as bullion only, and refilling with gold
or silver does not make it legal currency.
Seoretary Folger approves the decision.
Washington, Feb. 19. Senator Miller is
very hope'fnl that despite various obstacles
now iu view he will succeed in bringing the
Chinese bill before the senate to-morrow.
It in also not improbable that the bill hav
ing unanimous recommendation of the sen
ate committee on census may be taken up
by unanimous consent and passed without
any extended debate during to-morrow's
The prospect for prompt and favorable
action by the senate on the house bill is
greatly strengthened by the- fact well known
to most senators, although not as yet
brought very prominently into public view,
that it gives little or no advantage to either
of $he great political parties. It is of in
terest to note in this connection that the
republicans will unquestionably make a
strong effort to admit South Dakota as a
state, which, if successful, will boubtless
settle the complexion of the senate for at
least four years, aud very probably deter
mine the contrrol of the house for a like
John H. McGinnis, a sweeper employed
iu the postoffice at two dollars a day has
received information from Milton Springs,
Cal., that he has fallen heir to property
worth 50,000, left to him by John Will
iams, a mining speculator.
San Francisco, Feb. 20. James Arm
strong, who was badly gored a few days
ago by an infuriated aw, died this morning
of his injurie?.
Oakland, Feb. 20. Sarah Rettliff, aged
23 daughter of Wm. Kettliff, of San.
Joaquin county, seven miles south of Farm
ington, while iu a fit fell in the tire. Her
clothes caught aud were entirely consumed,
burning her in a shocking manner. Her
oarents in attempting to extinguish the
flames set the house on fire, which with its
contents were cousnraed. She cannot re-
The German government is about to
purchase the Thnringian railway, which
traverses the territory of the grand duke of
TUt "R;rr, .irv.tr fDalrntriA Tribune, savs:
The country along the western end of the
Northern racinc rail-oaci is not ooommg as
;t. j. n.t. t.hia end. Here new towns are
springing into existence, farms are being
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ou the Puget Sound or Pen d'Oreille lake
division Llie e I unto iu uujim tiy vw uuo
camp are likely to prove a failure.
TT lnlr.V..T TToK IS Vn-r the, first
i'lCminnuu.g. v - -
time in the history of Virginia, the oyster
pirates who have fpr so many years been
terrorizing the shores of the Rappahannock
have been surrounded and captured. The
fleet of twenty well-armed vessels, which
has been defying the officers and citizens
for a month, hai been h iring frarythh g
pretty much its own way. The owners o.
oyster beds dared not molest nor make auy
attempt to preserve their own rights, for a
shower cf slugs from a swivel gnn wai the
only answer they receive I.
Seven vessels and sixty-one men wer
captured, and under the laws of Virginia
the vessels and their cargoes are the propirty
of the captors. Gov. Cameron now hai
seven vessels, valued at say 30,000, be
sides their cargoes which are heavy.
New York, Feb. 18. The Graphic has
the following from Washington on the
Hawaiian sugar question. A determinfd
onslaught is being made against the Haw
aiian treaty. Louisiana sugar pi :ntrs have
interested the representatives to a man,
democrat and republican, in behalf of the
movement to terminate the. treaty.
Louisi ille, Feb. 20. A very exciting and
probably fatal affair took place this evening
on Jefferson street between Sixth and Sev
enth, iu which Jfop Wyatt, ex-U. S. mar
shal, who has bagged more moonshiners than
any man in the country, was no doubt fatally
wounded by Joe Cunningham and Thos.
Connelly, two deputies of court. It seems
that warrants were out for the arrest of
Wyatt charging hiin with selling liquor to
minors. Hearing of this he swore he would
pay no attention to the warrants. The ofli
cei-3 attempted to arrest him when he pulled
a revolver. The officer did the same and
the battle raged from the hotel to the street.
Doctors Garvin, Rodgers and others were
called into tho jail to attend Wyatt, who
was found to be very seriously injured.
The probabilities are that he will die.
Baltimore, Feb. 0. An attachment has
been issued at the instance of Thomas
Reynolds of London, against the Indian
apolis and Evansvilie railroad, to recover
76,250, claimed on contract for steel rails.
Louisville, Feb. 20. The Evening Post's
special from Henderson says: The river is
all over the bottom lands and ij the highest
since 18 .
Cincinnati, Feb. 20. It has besn raining j
hard all day and is raining to-night with i
the prospect of continuing. The river is j
rising at the rate of an inch per hour and is I
already the highest it has been since 1847.
Navigation is closed.
Council Bluffs, Feb. 20. A heavy snow j
storm prevails here to-day and to-night, the j
first of the winter.
Albany Feb. 20. The senate committees
are so arranged as to secure to Tammany j
and the republicans a majority, if those ele-. j
meuts see fit to unite.
London. Peli. 22. The Prittish consular
reports tend to extenuate the seriousness of
the anti-Jewish riots in Russia. Loss of
life and outrages on women are generally
denied, but destruction of Jewish property
is fully confirmed.
San Francisco, Feb. 21. John F. Broad
head, chief clerk of the quartermaster's de
partment, division of the Pacific, was in
dicted hy the U. S. grand jury to-day for
forging quartermaster's checks.
Salt Lake. Feb. 20. The discoa rses at
the tabernacle. yesterday were uuusu.dly de
fiant and treasonable, Wells and Thatcher
both spoke and defied and insulted the gov-
-erninent. Thatcher said he would wauder
in the hills, if the Edmunds bill passed,
and advised ths Mormons to leave LTtahas a
The Mormon3 are circulating a petition
among their young people to make them
deny that polygamy as practiced by their
parents is not just what they desire, and
that they never objected to it. Those who
refuse to sign it are cut off from the church.
Washington, Feb. 20. With regard to
lansed lan I grants the Mail and B'xpress
Washington special says: tt is now evident
that there will soon be a stir in congress on
this subject. The Northern Pacific p.ople
appeal for mercy on the ground that they
have the entire road unner const! ucxion,
and that they will complete it in two years.
Senator Laphain introduced a bill to
amend the act establishing the territorial
government of Utah and change the name
to Altamont. The bill vests executive pow
er over the territory in a government ap
pointed for four years and continues tho
present governor until llie ena oi nis term.
It disfranchises all persons guilty of bigamy
and polygamy, and makes thtm ineligible
as jurors or tor any other omcc.
New York, Feb. 20. Representative
George of Oregon to-day introduced a bill
8llowirg persons who are required under
any law to make affidavits before local land
officers to make them before any state or
territorial officer authorized to ail minister
oaths. George also presented sundry Ore
gon petitions for legislation for inter state
rail road commerce and for the erection of a
lighthouse at the mouth Siaslaw river.
The president has signed the commissions
of John VV. Flynn consul to Chemnitz, J.
W. Harper to Munich, W. E. Morelandto
Balize, Honduras, and E. L Smithers to
James Wilbur Goltra was born at Cor
vallis Oregon Jan. 10, 1858, and died Jan.
17. 1882. His father Nelson Goltra a car
penter by trade, had moved to Oregon from
111., with his young wife and daughter 5
vears before. When Wilbur was a year
olp his father was killed by the explosion of
the boiler of a steam saw-mill which He
had just erected. The bereaved young
widow soon after moved; to Oakland Or., rnd
tbence to a farm near Eugene City, where
Wilbur's boy-hood was spent. His short
life is a story of honest toil, struggling not
against its wants but for its ne -.essities.
He attended school in Eugene 4 yrs., was
engaged to be married to Miss Sarah Bush
nell who resides here, and at the time of
his death was in attendance at Eastman
Business College, Poughkeepsie N. Y. He
had only been there ' two weeks when be
fell hopelessly ill. His many friends will
be glad to learu that, through the kindness
of Mrs. Eastman, the wife of the founder
of the college, Mr. White, the present prin
cipal, and Mrs. Mosher, his hostess, he re
ceived the most careful attention. Though
surrounded by new faces, hearts were there
too faithful to desert him in his hour of
need. And there with the names of loved
ones on hiB dying lips he breathed his life
quietly away. Short happy career I bound
ed by the years that mark the passage
from youth into manhood. Of lofty aspira
tions yet of rivalry and hatred for none.
Of a heart made happy by the dawning of
love and resigned to the will of its creator.
"Mortals weep, a man is dead:"
"Angels sing a child is born."
Another soldier of our company has been
"mustered out of service."
He was only a private but hp did good,
honest service in the ranks, and fell with
his face to the foe. He had enlisted for
life, but worn out by over exertion and ex
posure he died on the march. His service
was of short duration, but faithful, and the
trumpet had never sounded retreat for him.
We saw h;m in his childish sports nf.
school-boy days; we saw him at ptfg age
of 19 stand at the attef and dedicate him
self to the service of the living God; we saw
that deep undercurrent of feelinir which
prompted only loving kindness and obedi
ence; we saw. him adopt tin se characteristic
of promptness and attention to business that
commands our respect, and toil on
"Till, gaining manhood in the manly strife
"He stood at last a master of i franeit
' 'And in that grace a master of his kind.
We saw him depart fall of life and hopej
and we saw his mortal remains returned t
ua in two short months, and knew that that
silent heart would Leas no more.
And here he rests, where his classmates
tenderly laid hiio, in. f nil view of the loved)
scenes of his boy-hood, the mountains, thj
rivers, the nil .a, the valleys, the fields of
waving grain and the college walks dear t
Farewell, noble, generous, ycung heart I
The marble that marks your resting place)
shall be of immaculate purity for then, only,
will it be a sitting symbol of the guiltless
heart whoso stillness it indicates.
The Applegate Gravel Co. is piping, atd
expects to make a cler.n-up soon.
Some of the large hydraulic companies arj,
now cleaning out their ditches. .
The Squaw Lake Ditch Company is coc.r
pleting its reservoir, and getting ready for.
Giu Lin will build a ditch several me
long to bring the water from Palmer Creek
to the Red Hills.
Wm. Q. Brown, formerly of Althpuse, is.
now in Douglass county ou a prospecting,
tour in the interests of California capitalists "
The weather iu the northern portion of,
the county seoms to be much more modern
ate thau here, aud the miners all have plenty
H. F. Ni.lay, of Lueky Queen P. O., was.
in town this week. He is engaged in work
ing the Trullinger mine this Winter, and
says the prospects for a favorable run were
The Central Pacific folks say they wiij
keep pace with the efforts of the Oregon
Company, and connect at or near the Sta'e.
line without any delay. It will not be diifi
cult for them to accomplish their sharo i.t
In Kings Vallev, Benton County, -Oregi n.
on the 19th day "of Feb., 1882, at the res-
idence of Mrs. Chambers, by W. L. Pric,,
J. P., Thomas M. Ramsdell to &iss Mclin
da Eddleman, and Mr. Louis Ritner to Miss.
Melinda Eddleman, all of Benton County.
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Dr. M. E. BELL,
161 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, M
New this "Week.
In accordance with the laws of th Ctty of r1
vallis governing the Fire Department of ra'd :-v;
notice is hereby given that an election will behfld by
the qualified voters of said Fire Department on the -second
11th Day of Makcii, A. D. 1882,
at theengine house of Young America. Engine fa. ,
No. 1, on Madison street, between Second andTbir 1
streets, at the hour of one o'clock r. m. , and contit us
until the hour of seven o'clock r. M. of said day, W
the purpose oi electing a Chief engineer and Assistant
Engineer for the Corvallis Fire Department. An.J
that Wm. Groves, T C Alexander and S. E. Belknajv
have been duly appointed to act as Judges, an I
Johnson Porter and N. B. Avery have been appointed,
to act as Clerks of satd election.
WALLACE BALDWIN, .
President of the Corvallis Fire Departmert.
Corvallis, Or., Feb. 23d. A. D. 1882. lB:Bwj
NOTCE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at Oregon Ctty, Oregon.
February Is. 1832.
NOTICE IS HF.KEBT GIVEN tHAT THE FOL
lowing named settler has filed notice of his in
tention to make final proof in- eupport of Ids elahn.
and that said proof will be made before" B. W. Wil
son, County Clerk, al Corvallis, Booton County, Ore
Sattbday, Aran. 1st, 1882;
Via, James H. Doty, Homeatead Application Nn.
4613 for lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 or sec. zo, t. a e., b. u w-.
He names the following witnesses to prove-nil
tinuous residence upon and cultivation Of w
vix.: Martin Springer, of Waldport, Benton j
Oregon, w. r. Heady, oi vvaiaport, Denton '
Oregon, ttooerx Barclay, oi uub.wi.
wagon, .n o. ninr, ui vAnwa,
l&9wS L. T. BAftlSr, frSSister.
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