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FRIDAY MORNING. APRIL 7. 1832.
M. S. WOODCOCK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. '
OFFICIAL PAPER FOR BENTON BOwjTY.
wenmrna state iowestios.
Bv order !' the J
Contra! CoinsniUii", :i
convention For the state at Oregon
is called u meet at I.t iaml, on
Thursday , April 20tl 1882, at 11
o'clock a. M., for the purpose nore'i
i idling candidates for Uepn sentative
t Congress, Judge of the Suju-emc-Court.
Governor, Seerel ary of Slate.
State Treasurer, State Printer, Su-iH-riutenlei
t of Ptildic Instruction.
District officers in the several judicial
districts ami to transact any other
business that may come before the
The committee passed a resolution
recom mend i ill! that all delegates elect
ed to this convention attend personal
ly, so far as possible, or by proxies re
siding in the counties to be repre
sented. PRECIYCT iD COIATY COXVEXTIOX.
At a meeting of the Republican county
eentral committee, for Beaton county
called to order by Hon. A. M. Witham.
chat rm an, ou hist Wednesday, the nnuibei
of delegates for the several preeincts to the
comity convention v;is apportioned on the
vote of State printer Oilell, at the ratio of
one ilelepate for emch twenty votes and one
also tor each fraction over ten, an l one ilel
eate at large for each precinct, whic h re
suited in giving to he seveial precincts the
following number of delegates:
Soap Creek. 4; Corvallis. 12; Willamette.
2; Monroe, ft; King's valley. 5; Alseya, 2:
Suininit. 1; Yaqiiini, 3, Muddy, 3; Philo
math, 7; Ell; City, 2; Turn Turn, 2; Lower
Alseya, 2; Toledo, 2; Tide water, 1.
ft was ordered by the committee, that
precinct conventions be held in each of the
several precincts, on Tuesday, the 4th day
or April next, at the hour of 1 o'clock in the
afternoon, and chat the county convention
meet at the Court house in this place, on
Saturday, the 8th day of April next, at the
hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon. It was
recommended that the Comity Convention
elect delegates to the State convention at
the same time when they nominate for
If the "Orerronian" would let the Oregon
Pacific Railroad alrce we can assure our
readers that we would do the same. Why
this railroad, its undertaking and managers
should be day by day Bet up as a target for
the heavy, very heavy, artillery of Mr.
Harvey Scott iu the Daily Oregonian, and
every week also for the li.,ht, very light,
popgun practice of the Sunday Oregoni vi, it
is hard to see, except on the "paid to do it'
theory. Ot the two styles we prefer Mr.
Scott's. We Suppose he keopj the man of
the Sunday Oregonian, like the '"fool"
who used to he a necessary of life in high
toned families before reading ami writing
had become common accomplishment?, to
enliven him up, anil by shaking his cap and
bells every now and again, to make him
smile and keep from souring what little re
sidue of the mi'k of human kindness John
H. Mitchell has left in him. Curious taste
in wit though the Daily Oregonian must
have to suppose the stuff of the Sunday
Oreijonian has life enough in it to keep till
Monday; and be dug up again and worth
cooking a second time. This lnat Monday
ve read in a reprint that "iu 7 or S years
time Portlaud will have a population of
100,000; but that the Albany and Corvallis
journals consider that Portland ought to be
removed from its present site and trans
ferred to Yaqirina Bay;" and that "Captain
Kads is to be asked to transfer his s hip rail
way,t: Yaquina Bay, where it 13 to be laid
down over the bar so that vessels may
eater." These Portland writers find much
in the Albauy and Corvallis papers which
u in every sense news to us "up the
Valley." Speaking only for the drvallis
Gazette me have notihe slightest wish to
see Portland transferred to Yaquina B ly.
We do not love her enough. By all means
let her go on growing up like Jonah's gourd,
iu one night if she can, till she becomes a
out from Congress evry dollar they will
give: pour all out on . the Columbia bar,
and the river between Portland and the
ocean: every cent is needed an 1 more than
ever will be given: why t to help Portland,
she needs it not; mistress of the situation
she is and will remain; she bolts a perpe'
ual charter as tollgate of Oregon, levying
her dues on every bushel of wheat yon
farmers grow. What is the effect, the cer
Ships fear to come, charters are scarce,
insurances raised, freights oppressive, com
missions and charges high, price of wheat
low. Is Portland beloved for this ? Are
her merchants and traders popular iu Ore
gon ? Do free born Americans tamely sub
mit to be schooled and lectured and taunted
and sneered at by this self appointed
school marm, with none of the virtues and
all the failings of the class ? For, be it re
membered, it is not Portland who does this
ill, but the caricature and bugbear called
Portland held up to view in the columns
of the Orcjonian.
FOOLS DAY AT CORVALLIS.
Iast Saturday was Aprils fool's day,
and every thing passe I off in the usual
manner with only one important exception.
The consumers of rag hot-cakes, rag rilled
cigars, red pepper candy, etc, all furnished
amusement for the anxious bystander, who
is always ready for a hearty laugh on such
occasions. The most important, however,
of the affairs of the d cy was the meeting of
the Democratic County Convention for this
county. On Thursday and Friday before
this important event several of the many
delegates from the far-off precincts might
have been seen entering Corvallis as if they
were burdened with weighty an I important
duties just ahead of them to perforin.
They came with t'.ie full determination and
intention of assisting their brother delegates
in placing in nomination such a list of
Democratic nominees for the several coun
ty offices which when in the field for the
suffrages of their constituents would be ap
proved by the faithful Democrats far and
But it was not long after they had arriv
e l, after making some inquiries regarding
their important mission and of the candi
dates who would probably be in the field
for the work of Saturday that the' discov
ered that that eventful day was all fool's
day, and that some of the knowing ones,
in and about and near the comity seat
those who deemed themselves party mana
gers had already arranged matters in a
way to perpetrate a practical jofej on their
brethern from the more distant precincts
of the county. The duty for them to per
form would be to elect delegates to the
state conv ention and then adjourn to again
meet at the call of the chairman for the
purpose of nominating their county ticket,
by this means practically depriving many
of the delegates from the distant and more
remote precints from having snj voicj in
the nomination of the county ticket boeinse
those who live so far away having been to
the expense and time of making one trip
to fulfill their duties to the County Con
vention cannot well afford to go a second
time, the final result of which will be that
many of the precincts will have to go un
represented or the delegates will have to
send thir proxies to the party managers
who live near 1 y and are always ready to
attend to such dutie3. In pursuance of
the plans above described the convention
met on the 1st at 11 o'clock and appointed
the-nsnal committees after which they ad
journed ami again met at 2 o' jlock in the
afternoon. After the committees reported
M. Shannon having been elected permanent
chairman, James YVritunan secretary and
A. J. Kay assistant secretary, while the
convention was nominating delegates to the
state convention, W. S. McFadden, who
has always been a modest man in soliciting
and receiving official-positions and bavins
been nominated as one of the delegates, his
extreme modesty prompted him to decline
the distinguished honor. During all this
time, however, he sat with listening ears
and watchful eye to ses that the program
of the party managers was fully carried 1
out. After the requisite number of de'e
gatcs had been elected the meeting adjourn
ed and the delegates who had made their
tition them regardless of the insinuations
aud abase of the cowardly assassin who
seeks to perpetrate fraud on the public
under the name of "Jenkins."
We say assassin because any one who
seeks to stab his neighbor in the dark or
who seeks to insult his fellow man over an
assumed or some other pjrs Hi's name pos
sesses the true principles of an assassin.
And when sttth a vile reptile fails to fur
nish the public with his true title, we
call him anamm, knowing that all persons
acquainted with him will recognize him to
be in principle the true embodiment of the
name we give him.
While the Oregonian and its allies are
scoffing at Yaquina, and reprinting absurd
suggestions about Capt. Ead's ship railway
as applied to this bar, nature is herself
accumulating proofs in its favor. None are
so blind as those who wont see, and we
have no idea that Portland people will pet
open their eyes to what Yaquina is. Still
there are otheiv people in the Wurld who are
not blinded either by passion, prejudice, or
self interest. For their heneft we will set
out the following simple facts. On the 15th
of March 18S2 to schooners left San Fran
cisco : one in ballast for Coos Bay, the other
heavily loaded with iron and other railroad
material for Yaqnina. The name of the
one was the "Gotauia ;" the other the "Sea
Foam." They sailed in company north
wards; the "Gotama" on arriving off' Coos
Bay was met by the Tug "Escort" which
attempted to take her iu over Coos Bar;
she was wrecked. The "Sea Foam" pur
sued her northward voyage, and reached
Yaquina in thick weather, with a high
breeze, and astron ebb tide. But without
stopping she sailed safely in. and dropped
anchor iu the Bay. Now we have not cited
these facts to attack Coos Bay. Because of
the wreck of the "Gotama" we shall not
sneer at our neighbors' harbor a3 requiring
Capt. Fad's ship railway to enable vess-ls
to cross the bar. Because ouj- friends at
L oos are urging Oregon's representation in
Congress to use their beat efforts to get r.s
large an appropriation for Coos Bay as they
can, we shall rind no fault, and shall not
consider ourselves the poorer by their gain.
We hope to see every harbor in Oregon im
proved in turn, since we arc sure that Ya
qnina, Corvallis, and Benton county at
large will profit directly or indirectly by the
Uieneral growth and improvement of the
State. Bat, facts are facts, and are bound
1 1 tell in the long run. We fully expect
to have the Oregonian discrediting the
w hole story, ami calling the "Sea Foam" a
whajhfamt, her cargo two pots and a kettle,
ie-r Hu a, paid by
S combination to tell lies, or
sayingW that .he "Sea Foam" is a
marine Mrs. Harris, and "that there ain't
no sich a person." Still we know that
some scores of reputable citizens saw the
schooner cross in, and have watched her
discharging her cargo at the Oregon Pacific
w nirf at Yaquina. Capt. Win.int is a live
man, and can, when needed, make himself
hsard; the facts we have mentioned lie be
fore us in his own writing. Therefore ve
propose to adduce from time to time such
incidents as seem to us to have a bearing
on the statements of the Legislature rf
Oregon at their last session that the harbor
and the chips fly fast. As you look he seems inspired
v.ith an eairer hupry, and the chips ilv in a constant
shower, is on a deep, wedge-like cut is seen iatmi;
its way into the heart of tiie trunk. In ail hour or
sit he is finished on tl.at side and leaves it. Taking
the opr.o.ite side of the tree, he is at it again, and a
bis wonnd speedily appears. Lone; before the heart
is readied a loud cr&e-king and rending is heard.
The axeman redoubles his efforts. The tree shakes
awl quivers through all its mass, and then the top
moves, slowly at first, then faster, aud down it comes
with a. crash 'that wakes the echoes In the hilis for
miles and shakes the ground."
More farmer-like are many other passages,
though less poetically descriptive. He
notes the mortality of cattle when they eat
a species of larttspnr, and of dogs when they
eat salmon at a certain time of year. Un
seasoned dogs have to tie chained up or they
will surely tinel the tlead saluiou that drift
down The Willamette after spawning and
be "poisoned." Dead salmon also kill the
wolves. The Indians are subject to tyranny
if the agent is not a humane person; they
are excellent axemen very often, and many
are such sober, hardworking farmers that
Mr. Nash bdives they should be granted
citizenship, being fully able to take care of
thems Ives and repulse the wily offers of the
Caucasian. He thiffks Chinamen are a
great means for the development of the
country, but that we couhl easily get too
much of thtjm. The hunting and fishing
are enough to make a sportsman's mouth
water. It, is probable that what Mr. Nash
says of the fertility of a large part of Oregon
is true. Certainly there is-everything there
to attract the class of settlers who are iu
earnest and do not expect to increase their
substance suddenly without a gooil round
stint of hard work.
The New York Herald writes:
"TWO YEARS IN" ORBSON. "
This book relates the experiences f a
small English colony settled at Corvallis,
Oregon. The author has attempted not
unsuccessfully to write what is a good guide
book for the intending immigrant, and has
given at the same time an interesting pic
ture of a young community shaping the de
tails of their common life anil e-l.-iiming ami
taking possession of a heritage in the wilder
ness. (D. Applcton ft Co.)
The The New York Sun begins a long and
favorable notice as follows:
LIFE IX OIIEUON.
Under the title of Two Years in Oregon
by Wallis Nash (Appletou's), we have an
authentic ami exhaustive guide book, writ
tin for the benefit of those persons who in
tend to settle iu the remote West. So
marked a change h is taken place durin
the last five years iu the social and econo
mical condition of Oregon, through the
creation of new markets, the establishment
of order and security, and the increased
facilities for transport and travel, that a
c rt-ful review of the facts by an eye wit
ness conuot fail to rove of much utility.
There is nothing iu this vohvue to recall the
siq erlicial observations of the ordinary
tourist, yet, although the author has con
fined himself to collecting information of
i eal value to the emigrant, he has set it for; h
iu a distinct, unpretentious, and attractive
In a chapter on the "transportation ones
Son," Mr. Na-h points out in detail how
1 largely the means of steam communication
have been extendeul in Oregon, Even now,
however, a large portion i f the profits of
farming, and of other industries in this
State goes info the pockets of the transpor- j
tatiou company, 'ihe rates of freight hear
no proportion to the benefits obtained. I
But, according to Mr. Nash, the efforts -now i
in progress to introduce competition in the
carrying trade aie ti c'i as to meet with I less than seven reach
prompt ami complete success. As. an ex
ample of the change, he notes the fact, that
the freight for wheat by the river steam- No saloon in Goldendale
uoataol the Oregon l.aiiway mid xxaviga
tion Company, which was previously S3 50
per ton, was cut down to SI during the
year preceding April, 1881. At that time
thorite was suddenly raised to $6 per ton.
competition having neen temporarily ar
resteel: b it it seems clear that the operation
of new nil way and steamboat litea already
under way will provide permanent guar
antees of travtH and transportation at a
reasonable cost. It is certain that the
realiv nhasant and aufScm? shelter for the
cursing prophet of the Oregonian. No 'Plarance for the purpose ol nominating a
one here will lay a finger to stop her. She j ful1 ticket weilt home ,jetter Poste'' than
is perfectly welcome to every particle of -ver on politii.d m-iAp4)f affairs and
nourishment she can absorb. It is Jonah's with an experience ainBtfficient to ever
loeik out, not ours, that his shelter should ! remind thein that pracfi jokes are likely
is now of great imnortance as the only
available outlet for ths central portion of
the Mate ' that the hail or affords
inside deep water auehorage in a land
locked bay, for all the shipping th.it need
be provided for iu many years to come
that t!ie improvement of this 1 ay is
not only of the greatest moment for the de
velopment of commerce, but will create a
harbor of refuge available for the whole of
the ceiast of Oregon "that the
Whitman county, W. T., paid 2630 to
stamp out tlie smail-pox.
Montana expects to ship this year 30,000
sheep to the eastern markets.
Wheat is quoted weaker in the San
Francisco and Chicago markets.
The strike at Lawrence, Mass. continues
and is assuming alarming proportions.
Prof. Ladru Royal, of the Ashland Acad--emy,
will leave shortly on an extended trip
A German colony of three hundred or
four hundred families is to locate at Glen
dive, M. T.'
It is said that immense' cave rleposits of
lat guano have been found in Uvalde
Five boys were buried in asiele hill tun
Del they were digging at St. Joe, Mo., on
the 17th vast.
It is now alleged that Dana, of the
knew of the Morey letter and its authors
several days before its publication.
The loss to Englanel by the last three
years' bad harvests is estimated at from
S100,OCO,000 to 150,000,000 a year.
Delayed trains on the C. P. road got
through on the 17th after which; the roael
was again blockaded and all trains stopped.
The Astorian says: We are informed
that there is a case of smallpox at one of
the canneries at upper Astoria a China
Dayton Weekly News: A little chihl of
Will. Parker, living between Whetstone
hollow and the Patit was scalded to death
A vigilance committee has been forming
in Centerville, Umatilla county, for the
post two weeks for the protection of life
Daley & Graves, mining on Gall's creek,
the other day picked up a nugget of gold
worth about $25. They have a gooel piece
of property, and no mistake.
A variety belle, wishing to be very severe
on a rival, said the? only thmg that wasn't
false about her was the hole in her stocking.
Philadelphia Ok roniclc-llerald.
According to the Railroad Gazette, the
total earnings of the Northern Pacific dur
ing the year 1SS1 amounted to S4,044.57(i,
being an increase over 1880 of 1,414,86!;,
or 53. 8 per cen t.
The municipality of Paris has asked the
Government to permit the cremation of re
mains which have illustrate I anatomical
icctures. In two hospitals these aggregate
in a year some 3500 corpses.
Of ten children born in Norway a little
over seven reach their twentieth year; in
England and the United States somewhat
that ago, - in France
five, in Ireland less than five.
The license was S300 per annum. The pres
ent council raised it lo 81000 which is more
than the patties can pay. The license hav
ing expired, the proprietor closed his saloon
Nine polygamists of the eleven members
composing the city council of Ogden have
resigned and it is said that tlrtr vacancies
have been filled by the m.u or by the ap
pointment o! others who are not polygai)
ists in practice.
of Yaquina Bay in Benton ouaty, Oregon, 'essentially an aAicuHmvd sfa'c', depends
ou the Mention of the transportation epits
tion in the interests of tin: fixed and imln?
tnous population. By parties just down fr-vn Farmiugton,
Mr. Nash sums up in a few words the j says the Pouieroy Hcgttbi'cm. wc arc in
results of the observatj ms set forth in the j formed ill it the wife of John Dood recently
volume by rei-arit relation the at
tractions which Oregon offers to ti:e emi
grant. First among these be names a
healthy and temperate climate, ou which
the settler may .reckon with contiilenoe,
whether he chooses to live iu the Willam
ette Valley or in southern or eastern Ore-
''"ii. rive sii is fertile ami unexhausted.
entrance is 1 sufetnted to the rontfn nona miAxttu .if !ii:
obstructed by a bar of soft sandstone rock
gave birth to a 12-pound boy. This, in
itself, is not a very unusual circumstance,
but Mr. Dodd is S3 years old ami his wile
is 70. She is the mother ot 20 children.
Jas. A. Yantrs, ex-editor of tV: Coro.i'Ms
Gazette, lias been in the city several days.
He is jnst recovering from a seige of typhoid
only about 150 feet across, but through
which three channels exist, giving safe
access with a depth of ten feet at low water,
and an average rise of tide of seven feet and
eight tenths of a foot."
last. Only we may be excused from shar
ing all his pride and vainglory in his bower.
But is not the ship-railway allusion a little
out of place as applied to Yaquina 1 That
bar is not quite wide enough for a clear run:
one elecent sized ship on it wouhl have
to be perpetrated on "all fool's clav'
BBO. JEJTKIJfS O'F MONROE,
AjYD HIS MAIL ROUTE.
The "Boss" paper has a correspondent
from Monroe who signs the name "Jenkins"
her jib-boom in the bay and her stem win- : and conceab his real name from the public.
(lows in the Pacific ocean. Possibly the Pr what reason he thus shrinks from public
railway might do somewhat better in the ew, we do not know unless it is that if
Portland river. If it is a little premature 1)is name was exposed to broad daylight it
to ask Captain Eads to come out to oret;nn i vouW probably be so black and contami
this year perhaps the Oregonian can say j nating as to eane the bright dazzling rays of
exactly h- w long it will take to "silt up" : the orb of light to dwindle into utter dark
'('Cnftf4s.tlie favorite expression of the j ness, as damaging an 1 polluting in its nature
"leading journal") the Willamette and as the lowest sink holes of perdition and
Colnmlvi i. - the upright and straight forward of mau-
One thing is sure, and that is that the ! kind to shrink from gazing upon it as they
editir of the Ore.jonian is no Scotchman, or i woulel from the most venomous Serpent
he would have been earlier taught the folly j which inhabits the infernal regions,
of "crying stinking fish." The Albany and Such men when they attack their fellow
Corvallis journal s at their appeals to Con- man had rather lie known as Bro. Jenkins
Kress on the priper basis namely this, we j or some oth er title more respectable than
have a good harbor, help us to improve it. i their ow n.
It wa3 left to the Oregonian in its wisdom Bro, Jenkins proceeds to chastise and in
to try the opposite grounei, and to say in ; suit us because in one of our late issues we
effe.t our city of Portland stan.13 on a
river which "silting up" and neglect to
gether will by degrees render unusable and
impossible for ships, but that is not our
lookout. "Capital is concentrated" hero,
and you, producers of Oregon, shall send
your stuff here, to be taxed, and lightered,
and trans shippeel for all time. True, the
Columbia bar is dangerous. True, the pi
lotage and towage charges are enormous.
True, a steamer qan get up to Portlautl by
, - .i t , , . -, - , .
took occasion to oppose his ideas on a
scheme to change the mail route from Mon
roe to Junction City and also to discontinue
the mail route from Corvallis to Monroe.
We did so because we had a right to.
We would be pleased to see a daily mail
line estahlisheil from- Corvallis to Junction
by way of Monroe ami would heartily sup
port such a change and feel confident that
the people of Corvallis generally would
8 apport it. If we were going to apply fos
plowing through the mud, but sailing ships i such a change to be male. - however, we
have not bottoms strong enough to stand j would undoubtedly petition our Senators
the rub. Tree, Portland may soon cease to j and Bepresontatives in Congress to have it
be a seaport at ail. Therefore, says the J done because we have sent tdiem to their
Oregonian and we all, and the shipowners, present positions for the pnrpose of repre
of all countries, listen cry out, you pro- j seating aud assisting us in the different de-
ducers, ron grangers, you tillers ot the j partments at Washington and because we
TWO YEARS V OREGON.
The Oregonian a lied this book "ignorant
anil false" a few days ago and set to work
to distort anel twist the meaning of page
after page in order to prove its words. The
following critics iu papers of recognized
standing iu our country may be set off
against this. The New York Times con
tains the following :
In 1877 Mr. Wallis Nash went to Oregon,
and wrote subsequently a short ace mut oi
his trip, which, iu view of the increasing
emigration from England, was reviewed at
length by the British press. The Athenaeum
wanted to know if Mr. Nash were willing
to try for his own part emigration to a
country of which he had so much that was
favorable to say. Spurred by this, he emi
grated with a small party eif English people,
and we now have one of the best reports
that have been appearing of late years re
garding desirable places-far settlers. Many
of the chapters enter into th! minute de
tails which emly will interest those intending
to settle, but his e'escriptisns of political
aud social life in Oregon, his accounts of
Indians, hunting and' fisheries, his descrip
tions of country characters, raise the book
very far above the ordinary mark. There is
no concealment that the book takes a favor
able view of Oregon, but it is also plain
that there is little or no exaggeration used
to color the picture. Mr. Nash seems to
have guarded hime!f against overpraise,
and in so ifoiiig lias c wisely, it is in
teresting to the political economist and the
American voter to see how American sys
tems of education and politics work in a
rough uiid ready community like that of
Oregon, which has to eleal with all the
questions of the day in a crude fashion,
the Legislature is beset with lobbyists,
woman suffragists, crack-brained theoiy
mongers, cliques of railway promoters, and
the rest of the ills that Legislatures fall heir
to. ihe look, actions, aud common talk ot
the Oregon farmer are reported with care
fulness; one learns how society in the towns
revolves anel gets a glimpse of sociables,
sabbath-schools, colleges, newspaper offices.
One of the first places described is the Land
Office, and naturally one td the first sys
tems the location of the settler's laud. Now
aud then we get a good bit of description
from Mr Nash :
"J Ul e to watch a skillful axeman. Set him to
one of the bie black trunks, six feet through. Watch
how he strolls around it, axe on hisvhoulder, deter
mining which way it shall fall. He fetches or cuts
out-apiank six or eight inches wide and four feet
long, and you wonder what he will do with it. A
few quick blows of his keen weapon, and a deep
notch is cut into the tree four feet lrom the ground;
the plank is driven into it, and he climbs lightly on
it. Standing there, another notch is cut tour feet
etill liigner troir. t!ie ground, and a second plank
inserted- Then watch hnn. Standinc there on the
eUstic plank, which seems to rive more life and
p .sture, aud to"the production of all fruits 1 fever au'1 visi's t!lis "' country
known to the temperat; zone in profusion i for the benefit of his health. We are bap
and excellence. The State presents a eh
mate and r. nge unit-ally suited to cattle,
sheep, and horses of the best breeds- It
contains mineral deposits of almost every
kind, most of which are yet nnworked, and
it affords special facilities for manufactures
in its abundance of water power. The
people are quiet and orderly, ready to wel
come strangers, and the Constitution of the
State is unusually liberal, giving special ad
vantages aud securities to foreigners and
aliens, and providing an educational system
which is em irkable for 30 young a country.
The Mail and Express saj-s :
Mr. Wallis Nash, a clever Englishman,
who ma !e a visit to Oregon five years ago,
and who has since returned (here, with his
family and a party of his countrymen, nar
rates the incidents of his last sojourn in an
olf-hand way, in a volume entitled "Two
Years in Oregon." Mr. Na3h di I not run
over to this country out of curiosity, as so
many Britons do, or to btfnt buffalo and
the like, as other pecuuious Britons do; he
came with the intention of seeing what the
sunset-lantl was, what inducements it offered
those who are not afraid to work, and satis
tying himself, as he did, 011 the.e points, to
remain. It would be impossible in a brief
notice like thi3 to state even the substance
of jiis bonk, which is packed with informa
tion of all sorts, information procured and
canned by himself, which neg'ejts nothing
that a would be emigrant ought to inquire
into, which is close iu observation, terse in
deduction, goed-tempered, warm hearted,
hard-headed, and e ry where and at all
times thoroughly amusing. Many of the
"squatter" conversatyius with which Mr.
tfsab. has besprinkled his pages, particularly
iu his sixteenth chapter, which is crowded
with reminiscences of early Oregon, would
make the fortun; of a Western novelise,
who could never hope to i ivent anything
half so good as thee plain, unvarnished
tales in t'ae vernacular, ot a new country.
D. Applet m & C 1.)
Many other parson i are equally compli
mentary and we aro gla I that Oregon and
especially the Willamette valley, is being
so well advertised. We understand
book is having a large sale.
oil:, force j oar representatives- to wring j would have an undoubtetl right to thus pe- j vigor to his Kows, it prinpi to the swing of the axe
The elelegates to the county Convention
next Saturday so far as heard from appear
to be fair representative men of the county
anel no doubt their good judgement will be
exercised without fear or favor to the end;
that a ticket will be nominated com; o e I
of gooel material and such as will meet with'
success at the polls next June;
Mr. Baker, of Pleasantf lfill, while
catting kindling wood last' week, prepara
tory to starting a fire in his log heap, by
some means sent a splinter 'into his right
eye which entirely destroyed the sight.
py t.- state that he is slowly inproving.
Win. Yantis, his brother, accompanies him.
Dayton Weekly News..
An attempt was male at Pomeroy, W.
T., on Wednesday, to take the life of Ben.
ffirsch, now a merchant at that place, but
formerly a resident of Salem, by two des
perate characters named Blanc hard ami
Benbow. The attempt was unsuccessful,
and the would-be murderers were jejecteel
from Mr. Hirseh's store and placed under
arrest. Considerable excitement prevailed
in Pomeroy over the affair, and had Hirsch
been killed the murderer3 wouhl have
doubtless been "Seattlcd."
The Standard of March 29th says :
James Doming was up in Justice Davis"
court yesterday for a preliminary examina
tion on a charge o; attempt to commit rape
on a little five-year old daughter of Mr. B.
Cohen, proprietor of the Keystone restau
rant. The evidence was deemed sufficient
to warrant hii being helel to answer before
the grand jury in the sum of 1003. It is
alleged that one Sunday afternoon he en
ticed the little girl aud her brother into a
stable at the corner of Third and Madison
streets, where he placed the boy upon a
horse. He then took the little girl into an
adjacent stall and showed her some silver.
He promised to buy her candy and began
to remove her cloth ina. The girl bagam to
cry, and her little brother hearing her cry,
also cried out. This frightened the man
and he made his escape. The girl, upon
going home, told her parents about the at
tempt and the case wa3 entrusted to Con
stable Simmons to work 11 p. there was a
peculiarity about the man's hand that the
children remembered, and with the de-scrip-tion
of the man, Simmons Lad very little
elifficulty in finding him. Doming was
arrested at Salem sortie time since ou a
similar charge, but through a tle3ire of the
parties aggrievetl to escape undesirable
uotoriety he escaped unpunished. He will
hardly prove so fortunate this time
THE CORVALLIS GAZETTE
Clubbed with other publications with which
weehave made arrangements, so that persons
wishing an Eastern paper can secure the
same, together with the Corvaixis Gazette,
at a price but little more than one; post
age prepaiel. All new subscribers, anel per
sons who have paid all arrearages, can avail
themselves of this liberal orlsr. Gash in
advance must always accompany the order-
"The New York Weekly Times," Bepub
liean, a 56 column paper, publisher's price $1
with the Corvallis Gazette, payable in
advance, for one year; $3,15.
"The Chicago Weekly News," Independ
ent, a 32 column, 4 page paper-, publisher.s
price 75 cents, with our Gazette, payable
in advance, far one year; $2,75.
"The St. Louis Journal of Agriculture,"
a 48 column 8 page paper, publisher's price
Si. with our Gaxette, for one year, payable
at advance, $3,00.
"Harper's Magazine," (iHnstrated, ) pub
lisher's price 4, with our Gazette, for one
year, payable in advance; 5,25.
"Harper's Weekly" (illustrated) publish
er's price 4y with our Gazette, for one
year, payable in advance; $5,50.
"Harper's Bazaar" (illustrated) publisher's
price $4, with our Gazette, for one year,
payable in advance; $5,50
"Harper's Younr People," publisher's
price $1,50, with our Gazettf, feir one year,
payable in advance; $3,50.
"Scientific American," publisher's price
$3,20, with oar Gazette, for oue year, pay
able ill advance; $1,75.
' Scientifib American Supplement," pub
lisher's price $5,00, with our Gazette, for
one year, payable in advance; $6,25.
"Scientific American and Supplement,"
publisher's price S7, with our Gazette, for
one year, payable in advance; $7,85.
"'ihe American Agriculturist," publishers
price $1,50, with our Gazette, for one year,
payable in advance, $3,25.
Will send the "New York Weekly
Tribune," and the Gazette, for one year,
payable in advance, $3.23, or the "Semi-
v tfcKiy induue and Oazette one year
l' HOTOGKAPHS FROM MIX AT U It E
First Class Work Only!
Cpying; hi all branc'iea. P
tirownod taken at cash prices.'
s of all kinds and
Ho for Yaquina Bay!
C. B. Mays, Proprietor.
JHIS HOUSE IS SITUATED ON THE SUMMIT,
2:1 miles from CorvaiJis usJ .'3 from Newport.
Have lately built a lare and commodious house for
the &;'uimnodat.ou of the traveling public, and ar
furniihin it anew. Will keen on "hand everything
the market al?ords. Meals 50 cents. Good hay and
oats a! wars on hand. Is:40m6.
(LATE FROM ENGLAND)
-FRONT STREET -
Two doors North of the Vinee&t House,
it zgt io
eg T a era
Cor. Second and Monroe Sts.,
CORVALLIS, : ORECOX,
Keeps constantly on hanel all kinds of
Coffins arid Caskets.
Work elone to order on short notice and at
Corvallis, July 1, 1881. 18:'27yl.
CO it V ALUS,
All Orders piDmptly Executed.
Repairs and cleaning at moderate prices.
A. A. MoCULLY,
t B. SANBURN Master
Will Leave Portland
On Sundays and Wednesdays at 6 A, Mt,
For Wheatland. Lincoln, Saiem, Kola, Independence,
ratrvicw, tiuena Vista, Albany, Corvallis, Harnsburjj
and all intermediate points on Willamette Kivcr,
returning Tuesdays and Fridays.
Office and landing Pacific Uottk.
Z. A. HATCH, Agent, 22') Front St., Portland.
Or T. J. Blaui. agent at Corvallis. 18:Slm(.
CO. s3U L CEN
tffini, Menralcria, and 11 Csro:-,;c
n'l Nerroisi 1lei1 m. prepared by
1I8. STARKEY ft PALEX. rM'.iwlclpnia,
Pa. Package contains all (lirec'.iona, anil tj
easily sect by express rendy for 'fSHAT
H03IE. H. E. MATHEWS. Eorwarilmi;
Agent. S08 Montgomsry strectSan Fr;p
risco, CM. S"Send for Free Pamphlets.
Is the only safe and reliuMe remedy fi-r
MALARIA N til ITS TYKS,
rnh'inlinp Chilli. Fever. Dull A c lime P; irt
IN mi it en r and tnrermitteDi lever, dumb nuo
rlUtrrpsitM; L- (U Km pad in the worl
like i' :i.!tu;iu, It biitriMttttea liver c in
plaint, riyrf'-pi;j and brtin
Thi M the i nly known remedy til ft t pu.:tiv
y expels every vestige of malarial taint from
ih system rinttt ndaDeiiiig health.
Prof. Dj. A. Lmimin sa?: It is nearer a un-i-rertifc
panacea tHan Mj iSing in medicine"
This a dune tin Ihe principle f absorption, f'f
which Dr. Htina' Pad is the only genuine
atiftl true experiment.
Fr a!l K I UN KY TROUBLES nxe Dr.
Hl ram ' Renal r Kidney pad, The het reme
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Each geuuinc llolmnn Pud hears the private
revenue ."lamp of the Hidiuan Pud Co., with
the above trade mark printed in green.
FOR SALE BY ALL DUUGGIST3.
Dr. Ilolmr.n'd advice is fre. Full treati'
sent ud application. Address
HOLM AX PAD CO.,
IS ;;ily H Broadway New Yor X
TIIOS. EGLIN Proprietor,
On the Corner West of the Engine House
AVIKG COMPLETED MY
lieu- and eoninuidious BARN,
am better man ever preiiareciaio
H. E. HARRIS,
One Door South of Graham & Hamilton's,
COItTALLIS, . . OKEGOX.
To all who are suffering from the errors and indis
eretions of youth, nervous irealtneiw, early decay
loss of mavhood, etc. , I will send a receipe tlntt will
cure you. FKEK OF CHAllOE. This sreat remedy
was diaeovere 1 hy a missionary in South America.
Send a self-addressed envelope to the Rkv. Jo-kni
T. 1XM4S, Station O. , New York City. JfctttnSM
A LL SI$DS OF JOB WORK DONE
XX at thia'bffice. Letter heads, etc. .
BEST OF TEAMS, BUG5IES. CARRIAGES
SADDLE HORSES TO HIRE.
At Reasonable Rates.
tig- Particular attention pxen to Boarding; HorEe
Horses Bought and Sold or Exchanged.
PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL.
April 2, 1 80. 17:2vl
City Transfer Ccmpany,
Coravllis, June 24,
Head Office adjoining the PostoiBce,
Corvallis, - - - Oregon.
The above agency has the largest and best selec
tion of arms and ranches for sale in Benton County.
Feu- full particulars of properties see "Oregon
Persons desirtng satisfaction in buying or selling
should first communicate with Cuaru Hkrbkkt
Nasu, who will give them every attention.
The O-sin. Pi-J3'jytsry
Rcseburg last Tuesday.
Kept in stock ant for sal
at the aW "Mac
TrucSj, Express and Dray.
HAULING IN EVERY PART OF THE CITY OR
Country on short notice and reasonable terms.
CORD AN1 SLAB WOOD FOK SA1E.
CAMPBELL, PREST)N & HERSAVEH.
18-261y m Proprietors
For Vaqnliia Bay, Tillamook,'
and Gray Harbor, direct.
THE NEW COASTING STEAMER
JAMES E. DENNY Master
Will leave Pacific Dock, Portland, for the above ports,
Snnday, April Ittt 0'CIoci-A.
For freight or passare apply at the office on dock.
Z. J. HATCH, Agent,
220 Front Street, Portland.
Or T. J. Blair, agent at Corvallis. lStRosf