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Advertise then realize.
Kit Abby came in from the bay Saturday.
Booms for rent at Mrs. S. H. Thompsons.
Stationery and books of all descriptions at
Will Brothers sell rifles, shotguns, etc.,
at Portland prices.
All kinds of Blanks in stock and for sale
at the Gazette office.
New goods constantly arriving at A. J.
Langworthy's cash store.
All kinds of book and job printing done
n short notice at this office.
Scarcity of laborers seems to be the gen
oral cry throughout the state.
Claud Warren, of the Summit, was in the
city the fore part of the week.
Seattle is assuming metropolitan airs.
Her police force is to be uniformed.
Portland is promised an evening paper
soon. D. C. Ireland to be its editor-in-chief.
B. A. Bensell and W. P. Ready came up
from Salem Saturday and returned Monday.
Letter heads, bill heads, envelopes aud
posters printed on short notice at this office.
A magnificent selection of candies from
Ban Francisco just arriveed at Postoffice
Mr. L. E. Davis, of Newport, arrived in
town last Saturday and remained until
From late news it would seem that Ohio
has gone largely democratic in the late
Mack Mo'nteith and his sister Minnie, of
Albany, were in town during the week
Since yesterday morning Dr. J. B. Lee
ha been confined to his bed on account of
quite severe sickness.
The Willamette has been on the rise for
the past week and if it continues boats will
toon be np this far daily.
The comet, which is visible at day-break,
has bad a tendency to induce people to rise
a trifle earlier the past week.
Corvallit is the victim of more ' 'Cheap
Johns" than any town in the country. As
long as people patronize them they will con
tinue to come.
The latest improved sewing machine
not to beat. Also guns, revolvers, ammu
nition, fishing takels etc., etc., at G. Hodcs'
gun store, at bedrock price.
Two handcars collided near Harrisburg
last Friday evening, while at a good rate of
speed, injuring some of those aboard badly
and completely demolishing one of the cars.
It was reported last evening, says the
Walla Walla Union of the 28th, that seven
deaths occurred yesterday from diptheria,
though five were all that we were cognizant
If yon want as good and fine job printing
done as can be done anywhere on the
Pacific Coast, bring your jobs to this office.
We are prepared to execute it at the lowest
Persons in the city or country wishing
anything in the general merchandise line,
will, find it to their advantage to call at A.
J. Langworthy's cash store before purchas
Mr. John Lawrence had his barn burnt
recently near Junction City. He had been
to a dance daring the night at Junction and
on his return in the morning found vacancy
where the barn stood.
Three bushels of apples were shipped by
express from Corvallis to New York cit3T
a few days ago, the charges on which were
nearly $35. Oregon fruit must be a luxury
jn oar eistern cities.
We keep constantly on hand at this office
a large lot and variety of stationery letter
heads, bill heads, envelopes, and papers of
different kinds which we furnish at the
lowest possible prices.
Why Will people continue to use blank
envelopes, letter heads and bill heads, when
they can get printed heads and envelopes
at the Gazette office in the most approved
style at only a little more than the cost
of paper and about what they buy them by
Mellon, peaches, pears, tomatoes, apples,
grapes, and a general variety of ail other
kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables in great
abundanee to be found cheap at A, J. Lang
worthy's Cash Store.
The first annual meeting of the Eastern
Oregon line stock asociation commenced last
Monday aud will continue during this week
at Union, in Union county. In consequence
the Sentinel is issuing a daily sheet.
The Corvallis Gazette is one of the best
advertising mediums in Oregon, because it
goes to a large paying list of subscribers
who are able to buy and pay for any article
they see advertised if they want it.
Why will people continue to use plain
envelopes, letter and bill paper, when they
can get them with a nice stylish business
card or head printed thereon at the Gazette
office at about what it costs to buy the blank
material at retail.
Mr. C. H. Stewart who has been so long
connected with the publication of the State
Right Democrat, last week sold his interests
therein to T. J. Stites. The paper will
continue publication and the management
thereof will be conducted by Chanberlain 4
air. unaries &.onn oi oan Francisco re
mained in Corvallis daring last Sunday
visiting friends. From the frequency of
Mr. Kohn's presence in Corvallis one would
be inclined to suppose that some very in
fluential attractions for him existed here or
J. A. Gibheard, who for the past four
years has done the moulding on the brick
yard, owned by Mrs. L. A. Denoick, in
company with Wm. Beckwith, Henry Car
rer, and Will Corbett, started last Tuesday
for Eastern Oregon, where, if pleased with
the country, they will reside in the future.
By the upright and honorable course pur
sued while among us, these hoys have mer
ited the high regardjin which they are held,
by all who know them, and that they may
be successful in any new enterprise under
takes is the wish of their many friends.
Sherman and his educated horses are en
tertaining the people of Washington Terri
tory these days.
The family of Senator Cauthorn have
been in Polk county for several days visit
ing relatives aud friends.
Last week postmaster A. S. Patterson of
Eugene, had his arm amputated at the
shoulder joint and also four tumors extract
ed from his side.
The gravel trains which have been work
ing on the road between here and Portland
this summer have been called olF duty this
week, on account of too much ram.
Hop picking in the Puyallup valley W. T.,
has just closed and the yield has been enor
mous and the price paid far above tlio aver
age. The crop is estimated at one million
bushels of dried hops, produced on 600 acres.
Our unfortunate and venerable friend
Blodget was in town during the week, and
as usual upmi such occasions in rather a
disorganized condition he appeared and paid
his most polite respects to the City Re
corder. Business cards bearing the firm name of
Simon & Brownstone, Seatlle, have been re
ceived, indicating their readiness to sell dry
goods of all kinds. One of the firm is Hen
ry Simon formerly of Max Friendly's estab
blisment. We are informed that the state agricul
tural college, at this place, has at least
twice a3 many pupils in attendance now
than it had last year, which speaks volumes
for the way this establishment is being
It is rumored that the belter-half of one
of our professional men found her bearded
partner in rather suspicious circumstances
a few days ago, resulting in the seriousness
of knocking their future happiness into
The opening night of the skating rink at
Hamilton's Hall has been promised for the
past two weeks, but owing to the fact that
the hall has been otherwise engaged oa the
evenings promise 1 to open, it had to be un
Dayton and Maria Elliot, son and daugh
ter of Henry Elliot of this place, have been
engaged to teach the Prineville school.
Miss Maria took Wednesday morning's
train for that place and Dayton expects to
make the trip across the mountains in a
Will F. Weber who has so long been an
engineer on the North Pacific Railroad,
arrived in town this week. He has for a
short time past been surveying and locating
a water ditch for the people of Indepen
dence who are looking out for increasing
their manufacturing facilities.
Zera and his "popular gift carnival"
proved to be a bilk, of course, just as was
expected, but was fpatronizcJ in the same
liberal way that all such gift humbugs are.
The only prizes worth carrying home were
a sack of flour and his "double-barreld
piano," the latter gift being a wash board.
Mr. Z. J. Hatch, the former proprietor of
the steamer Yaquina, has been in town the
past few days. Mr. Hatch is now running
a boat on the Willamette, between here and
Portland, which made its first trip to this
point on Wednesday evening, returning the
same night loaded with wheat from Blair's
It is rumored about tewn that one of -our
handy young men, having a family ?.nd osten
sibly running a lejritimate business, politely
appeared before the City Recorder this
week, took off his hot and paid hi3 compli
ments to the officer of peace and quiet. Be
fore departing, however, he left for safe
keeping in the city treasury twenty-five
dollars for the privilege of having amused
some of his friends and followers with a
game of faro.
Mr. William Bowman, residing six or sev
en miles north of Dallas, on Salt Creek, died
suddenly last Saturday near his house,
says the Itemize): Two inquests were held
the jury of the first one reported death by
suicide the last one that he died of fatty de
generation of the heart. The circumstances
led his family and friends to believe that he
had taken his own life.
The premises of Mrs. Martin, in Albany,
opposite the Revere house, were entered
through the kitchen window on last Satur
day evening, during the absence of the pro
prietress, and a gold watch and chain stol
en. Her trunk was rummaged, doubtless in
a search forjmoney er other valuables, but
nothing else was taken. The watch and
chain were both valuable, but the former
was much prized by the owner, having been
a present from her son. Herald.
Gardner Or. was thrown into a ferment of
excitement recently by the announcement
that a man had been shot at the saloon of
Mr. A. Kerblad. Two shots were fired one
going through the breeches of Mr. Shager
and the other and only one that took effect
cutting through his clothing and cutting a
slight horizontal gash across his abdomen in
length about two inches. The man doing
the shooting was named Ott, we understand,
and the affray caused by the person who
was shot, attempting to pacify and evade
trouble between his assailant and a third
person. On Monday the prisoner was taken
to Scottsbnrg for the purpose of having a
preliminary examination and is at present
attemping to secure bail in the sum of 51000.
Mrs. H. C. Bntterfield who has been so
long and favorably known in and about
Corvallis,: died quite suddenly up east of
the mountains. Her remains were brought
down to this place and deposited in their
last resting place on Wednesday last. She
was the sister of Mrs. G. B. Smith fand the
mother of Mrs. Judson Palmer and Mrs. E
H. Taylor of this place. She leare3 many
friends who sadly inonrn her loss.
We can furnish at this office, to any per
son desiring a thorough business education,
a certificate for a schollarship in the Colum
bia business college of Portland, Oregon
which will entitle the purchaser to a thor
ough course of instruction at this school.
Last spring a contractor and builder came
to our town and has ever since figured con
spicuously here in his avocation. He has
built bridges, dwellings and done quite a
good business this summer, during which
time he has ran in debt to many of our cit
izens. Among other contracts he had that
of building the dwelling house of Mr. John
Stewart, on which work has been in process
for several months. It would seem as
though Mr. Stewart had been paying the
bills for material that was being used in the
construction of his house and that Philbrick
had asked Mr. S. to pay a certain amount
for some sash and doors that he had re
ceived from Portlard. This Mr. Stewart
refused to do, as he thought the amount
too great, but offered to iiay the amount
that the bill called for. This, together
with a few other small 'matters, so enraged
the disciple of the chisel and plain that he
took an ax and smashed to atoms the afore
said sash and shipped back to Portland the
doors. During the remainder of the after
noon he raged with auger and in one in
stance drew a revolver on one of our citizens
for which he was pursuaded to visit one of
our offices of justice, but for some reason
was barred of the privilege to "chip" a few
dollars to the city exchequer. That Phil,
is a brick is generally conceded and that
the people of Corvallis have had their fill
of this brick is also self evident. He has
left for parts unknown and many of our
citizens are now mourning "their" loss, from
a financial view.
The meeting at Hamilton's Hall last Sat
urday evening, for the welcome of Senator
Slater, was indeed an enjoyable affair. Tha
house being well filled Judge Chenoweth
our city Mayor, arose and made an address of
welcome in his usual appropriate manner,
after which a song was had by the choir.
The Senator was then introduced and ad
dressed the audience for nearly a half hour
highly entertaining his hearers. He de
tailed in a short consise manner his efforts
while in Congress in behalf of the people of
Oregon, whom he was there to represent.
Through Mr. Slater's efforts, no doubt,
much is due to the present appropriation
for Yaquina Bay having been raised, but
unfortunately the house refused to permit
it to remain as raised. He promised dur
ing ins continuance in tne senate to remain
true to the interests of the people. We be
lieve in doing all public servants justice for
faithful discharge of public duties and
therefore must add that thus far we believe
Mr. Slater has conducted himself as a rep
resentative of the State at large and has en-
leavored to represent them impartially and
has not permitted himself to be biased in
favor of or prejudical against particular
localities, but has seemingly endeavored to
treat all sections alike. The choir then
ig another choice selections, after which
Mrs. Arnold favored the audience with a
solo that had to be heard to be appreciated.
All in all the gathering was a successful
and an enjoyable affair.
RAY W ASS At the residence of the
brides parents, at Cape Foulweather
Lichthouse, on Wednesday, Oct. 4th,
by"Rev. R. L. Stevens, Mr. A J. Ray
and Miss Hattie Wass.
We chronicle the above with pleasure.
Albert Ray, one of the contracting partries,
is a young man of many sterling qualities,
both in a busine33 and social way. He is
the junior member of the firm of John Ray
& Son and consequently is well known
throughout Benton County; Miss Hittie
Wass is the daughter of Capt. S. S. Was3
of Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, and is an
aimabie and accomplished young lady.
The wedding party was composed of only
a few near relatives and wag an enjoyable
affair. The happy couple are now on a
wedding tour and expect to visit at Portland
and at the sound for a couple of weeks, after
which they will make Corvallis their future
home. The Gazette joins their many
friends in wishing that many a Ray will
brighten their pathway through life.
Shot two Toes off.
John Belshaw recently of Eugene went to
Horn's gunsmith shop and got a shotgun
that he had left there, preparatory to go
ing home, then proceeded down the street.
When in front of the new brick store being
built by Hover & Humphrey, he stoped to
converse with some one, resting the muzzle
of his gun on the toe of his boot and
thoughtlessly began working with the ham
mers, accidentally discharging the gun.
The third and fourth toes on his right foot
were almost torn off and the bottom of his
foot badly bruised. Dr. Osborne was called
and dressed the wound. The two toes were
Bargains I Bargains !
Owing to the non-completion of the new
store at the time anticipated, C. H.
Whitney & Co., are offering one of the
largest stocks of goods ever brought to this
city at exceedingly low prices. The goods
are all first class in every particular, but
the lack of l oom in their present location
compels them to make the sacrifice in or
der to make room for goods now on the way.
Some time ago we purchased a new mail
ing machine but until recently we
have not had time to set up type
for and arrange the mailing list. The ma
chine prints every subscribers name on the
paper with the date at which his subscrip
tion expires. It will be in order for every
person to pay up they need not now have
the excuse that they did not know when it
Policeman Shot by a Thief.
Last Saturday night while policemen
Barry and Holburg of Portland, were con
veying two thieves to jail one of the offend
ers drew a pistol and shot at policeman
Barry three times. One of the shots took
affect in his arm at the elbow. The thief
at that time ran away and at last accounts
nothing had been found of him.
Benton Bowers and Ruben Kiger of this
place, started thi s week for Texas for the
purpose of engaging extensively in the
sheep business. Mr. Kiger now intends to
move his family there in the event he likes
Gone to Texas.
Messers Sumner and Columbia Read ac
companied by Mr. Reuban Kiger and Ben
ton Bowers departed from the scenes of their
boyhood days to the desert lands of Texas
where their inquiring minds seek new pas
tures fresh and green for the purpose of
engaging extensivly in the stock business.
Fire Near the City.
Saturday afternoon of last week Mr.
Whealdon a tenant on the farm of Mr.
Charles O. Barnes, a few miles from
Albany, set fire to a pile of straw, which
he supposed burned completely out. At
least when he and his wife went to church
Sunday morning no indications of fire were
seen. But on returning they found both
the barn and house nearly consumed, not a
thing being saved. After they had gone
the straw blazed up, and the fire running
along the dry stubble set the barn in a blaze.
which, being near the house, soon had that
as a companion in conflagration. There
was no insurance on either, the loss being
Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
The ladies of Corvallis met Sept. 23rd, at
the Evangelical Church, for the purpose of
organizing a Woman's Christain Temperance
Union, After the opening exercise, the
election of officers took placetwith tho follow
ing results. President; Mrs. Nora Wil
liams. Vice President, Mrs.. S. Belknap.
Secretary; Mrs. T. Graham. Assistant
Secretary; Mrs. R, J. Wilson, Correspond
itig secretary; Mrs. A. Baldwin. Treasurer;
Mrs. A. W. Herbert. Recruiting fficers:
Mrs. J. Cauthorn, Miss Emma Alphin,
Mrs. C. Kime, Miss McFadden, Miss Wil
larp. Regular business meetings first Sat
urday in eaeh month, at the Evangelical
Church, at 2,30 P. M. A cordial invitation
's extended to all.
Mrs. Nora Williams, Pres.
Mrs. T. Graham, Sec.
Two Surgeons Representing the National
Of Indianapolis, Philade Iphia, Atlanta
Ga., and San Francisco, will be in Portland,
Oregon, at the St. Charles Hotel, from Nov.
2d to the 11th inclusive, prepared with an
expensive outfit of the most approved appa
ratus, for the treatment of all case3 of dis
ease of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, crooked
limbs, club feet, &c, &c. They will be
prepared to make the most difficult surgical
operations, including cataract, cross eyes
hare lip, deformities of the face, dividing
tendons, operations for disease of the gen
ital organs, piles, fistula, Ac. A rare op
portunity 1s offered those needing their
services. Old patients especially requested
to visit them. 41w3
October" term, 1882, commencing Octo
W. G. Wilkins tendered his resignation as
Justice of the Peace for Willamette pre
cinct, which was accepted.
Supervisor Willhelm was ordered to pur
chase sufficient lumber to cover bridge at
Monroe at $10 per M.
Fred Stahl resigned as supervisor of road
district No. 48 which was accepted, and D.
Rainwater was appointed in his stead.
A Lanke was granted license for six
months to sell spirituous liquors in less
quantities than one quart in the town of
The total amount of taxable property
for Benton county as equalized by the
board for 1882 as corrected by said board is
$2,357,693 and 839 polls.
The court found it necessary to raise
revenue of $17682 69 for ceunty purpo3e3
Said court levied for county purposes 7J
mills on the dollar and one dollar for each
poll. For current expenses of the state 4
mills on the dollar.
The insane asylum tax 1 mill on the dol
lar. For payment of Modoc war bonds i
mill on the dollar. For school purposes
mills on the dollar. Total levy for the cur-
rent year 16 mills on the dollar.
William Knot was appointed supervisor
of road district No. 6.
E. Skipton was allowed and paid $685 50
for assessing county for 1882.
B. W. Wilson was allowed $300 for mat
ing index book to deeds in the county.
Evangelical Association Conventions.
Next week ministers and delegates from
all the churches of the Evangelical Associ
ation in the Willamette valley will assem
ble in the church ot that denomination in
this city, to hold their annual district con
ventions. Below we present to our readers
an outline of the work to be done:
TUESDAY EVENING OCT. 17th.
Consecration meeting, led by Rev. J,
Bowersox P. E. The subject will be con
sidered in its different aspects, four differ
ent ministers opening the discussion by
eight-minute speeches on the consecration
of time; talents, to church-work, and Sun
day school work.
WEDNESDAY OCT. 18th.
A ministerial convention will be held
from 8:30 A. M., to 5 P. M., with an hours
intermission at noon. Essays will be read
on Sermonizing, Pastral Visitating, Latent
power of the church; the care and training
of converts, and other subjects, by 'ministers
present, followed by further elucidation by
discussion. At 7:30 P. M., a concert con
sisting of a concert exercise participated in
by over twenty children, recitations, essay,
solos, duetts, male quartettes, male quin
tette, mixed choruses, etc., will be given by
members and friends of the Corvallis church
the proceeds to be applied to the purchase
of new hymn books for congregational sing
THURSDAY OCT. 19th.
From 8:30 A. M.. to 5 P. M., the day
will be occupied in holding a district Sun
day school convention. Discussions fon in
faut class teaching, the model Sunday
school, the art of questioning, temperance,
and other subjects wiU be opened with
essays by clerical and lay delegates, follow
ed oy debate open to all.
At 7:30 P. M.. a grand children's meet
ing will be held, which all the children of
the city are invited to attend and will be
given front seats. Short addresses will be
delivered by Revs. 8. Davis, W. Akerman
and others, interspersed with singing. All
of these proceedings will be open to the
public who are cordially invited to be
City Council Oct. Meeting.
Convened Oct. 7th last. Committee on
fire and water granted farther time until
next regular meeting to report on their do
ings with sew ir. Communication of City
Attorney, W. S. McFadden, to effect that
the conditions of bonds of certain tippling
houses had been violated which was read
placed on file and ordered that the City
Attorney execute the law relative thereto.
It was ordered that fine of Chinaman Char
ley for keeping open house and doing busi
ness on Sunday be repaid to him.
A Business Education.
A certificate of scholarship for sale at this
office to the Portland business college of
which A. P. Armstrong is president.
Abont 50,000 cans of salmon have been
put np this season at the cannery of Reed &
Co. below Gardiner.
There are twenty-four vessels in port, the
aggregate tonnage of which is 24,541 tons,
Our list of vessels on the way," contains the
names of fcity-five, with an aggregate of
The British ship Timaru, Fullerton mas
ter, which sailed from Port Chalmers, N. Z
Aug. 7th. arrived in yesterday afternoon.
Timaru is 1306 tons register, and sailed
The City of Sparta is ready for sea with
$61,721 worth of wheat aboard. The Bamff-
shire is also ready for sail, with a cargo ot
wheat flour and salmon, worth $116,684.
The steamship Yaquina'was sold last
Monday to the Pacific Steamship company.
Wnen, on his last trip up, Z. J. Hatch,
the owner, told us she would go to San
Francisco, and so she does, but under dif
ferent ownership. The price paid was
S. B. 101. Mvers To establish a board
of canal commissioners at Willamette Falls,
and to regulate the passage of steamboats
and other water crafts through the same.
The bill was read the first and second times
under suspension of rules, itules were
further suspended, the bill was read a third
time and referred to the committee on com
The committee on public lands reported a
substitute for S. B. 16, to provide for the
rednctinn of the state indebtedness by the
sale of swamp lands; adopted.
H. B. 10 To regulate the marking of
domestic animals on the ear: reported with
recommendation that it pass.
The committee on mining reported S. B.
4fi to reeulate the rieht use of water for
mining and manufacturing purposes, with
S. B. 2 To regulate the transportation
of passengers and freight by railroad corpo
rations. "The minority of your committee
recommend that it do not pass for the fol
lowing reasons: The bill if passed would
impose such severe restrictions on railroads
as to discourage and retard the building 0kl
the great lines now in process of construim
tion; that Oregon has such limited facilities
for transportation that in the opinion ol the
minority any measure which would tend
to cripple or delay the completion of these
and other lines which are now about to be
constructed would be prejudicial to the
best interests of the people; that this bill is
more exacting and embarassing to railroad
coroorations than the laws of many older
states whose railroad systems are manifold
more complete than that of Oregon; that
our state is in its infancy of point of pop
ulation and internal improvements and that
in order that the capital and population of
the world shall continue to come and be
come permanently attached to our soil a
sound policy would seem to dictate only
those which have a tendency to encourage
the building of such roads."
The committee on railroads reported fav
orably on S. B. 7, to grant right of way
and station grounds over state lands to the
Oregon short line railway, and reported S.
B. 14 back, with the recommendation that
the same be referred to the judiciary com
mittee, as the bill involves legal questions
which can be more carefully considered be
fore such committee; so referred.
S. B. 12, a bill to provide for the estab
lishment of a board ot railroad commission
ers. Majority report by Bilyeu and
Voorhees, recommending its passage with
S. B. 5 To define the terms land and
real property for the purpose of taxation,
was returned with the recommendation
that it pass with certain amendments The
amendments were severally adopted.
Also S. B. 44, to provide for the election
of precinct assessors, abolish the office of
county assessor and change the method of
making assessments, with recommendation
that it pass with certain amendments. The
amendments as reported by committee were
A message from the house announced that
S. B. 20 to provide for the completion of
the insane asylum, had passed the house.
S. B. 5 To define terms and real property
for the purpose of taxation, was taken up
Starkweather, from special committee to
whom was referred 8. B.. 81, to prevent
swine from running at large, reported the
bill back with recommendation that it pass
with certain amendments, The bill was
ordered engrossed with thiol reading to
Prim, from special committee to whom
was referred S . C. R. 12, reported favorably
bill 103, relating to the redisricting of the
judicial districts of the state; read first time.
Lee, from special committee, called for in
8. C. K. 8, reported by bill, to prevent
spread of contagious diseases among sheep,
read first time by title.
Myers, from committee on commerce re
ported S. B. 101, to provide for a board of
canal commissioners at Willamette Falls,
with a recommendation that it pass with
certain amendments. The amendments
were adopted and the bill ordered-engrossed
for a third reading to-morrow.. ,
Colvig, from select committee to whom
was referred H. B. to define boundaries of
Coos and Douglas counties, reported the
same with amendments; amendments were
I adopted. Rule were suspended and toe
bill read a third time and passed.
The president announced that he had
signed S. B. 23, to change the time of the
meeting of the legislature; S. B. 82, to pro
vide the time aud places of holding the cir-
dnit court in the first judicial district.
On motion of Lee, 8. B. 104, to prevent
the spread of contagions diseases among
sheep, was taken up. Read second time
considered, engrossed and placed on its
final passage. Passed.
8. C. R. 8 was offeredjby Bilyeu calling
for a joint committee to examine into the
affairs of ex-Secretary of State Chadwick
and his bondsmen. Adopted.
A message was received from the house
stating that Lieutenant Schwatka had ac
cepted the invitation tendered him by the
legislature to deliver a lecture before that
body in joint convention, and had named
Tuesday, October 10th, as the evening.
S. J. K. 7 was offered by Myers, calling
the secretary of state to furnish suitable
desks for the senate and house of representa
8. B. 106, Reed To redistrict the state
into senatorial and representative districts,
and fixing the number of the members of
On motion of Gates S. B. 105 to create
the county of Klamath, was read a second
time by title under suspension of rules,
needed apartments till meeting of next
The bill was then read as a whole and
The bill as amended provides for furnish
ing the new insane asylum and appropriates
$40,000 or so much thereof as may be nec
essary to furnish for accommodations until
House then proceeded to special order,
which was consideration of H, B. 23,
furnishing insane asylum; it was read third
time and passed.
Commerce, H. B. 1 Pilotage and towage
bill, was very largely amended and order
engrossed and read third time to-morrow.
By unanimous consent Plummer, from)
committee on corporations presented report
on H. B. 131, corporating the" town of flew
iort with amendments; adopted; engrossed
aid oidere 1 to third reading to-morrow.
On motion of Nichols H. B. 89, oflession
of 1880, was taken from the table. The bill
is for relief of J. Quinn Thornton, was passed
by last session and vetoed, by Governor
On motion, Judge Thornton, who was in
the lobby was allowed to address the house.
He is a gentleman 3 years of age and ex
plained that he did not present the claim at
an earlier day because he did not need the
money. The claim was for services per-
Rules were further suspended, the bill read . formed as s"Preme ige during the pro-
a third time and passed.
H. J. M. 1 For the early construction
of a railroad between Crescent City and
The Dalles; adopted.
H. J. M. 2 For aid in repairing the mil
itary road between Jacksonville and Foct
H. J . M. 2 Praying for a survey of the
Siuslaw river in Lane county: adopted.
H. J. M. 4 For a survey of Nestucca
and Tillamook harbors; adopted.
H. J. M. 5 For the erection of a light
house at the mouth of the Umpqua river;
H. J. M. 6 For improvements at mouth
of Coquille river; adopted.
H. J. M. 7 For the reimbursement of
the State of Oregon for expenses of Indian
war of 1850-'56; adopted.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.
S. B. 108, Jessup To establish a state
Bilyeu introduced S. J. R. 7, submitting
an amendment to the censtitution of the
state relating to the enfranchisement of
' Siglin introduced S. B. 114, to regulate
the survey and measurement of lumber;
read second time by title and ordered to a
third reading to-morrow.
On motion of Myers, the rules were sus
pended and S. B. 89 to amend section lf
title 1, chapter 20, relating to tha fees of
officers and other persons was taken up and
referred to committee on counties. Senate
From the house was received S. J. M. 8,
praying for a railroad from Roseburg to
the sea coast; adopted.
On motion of Bilyeu the rules were sus
pended and the judiciary committee allowed
to report back H. B. 133, relating to an ap
propriation for the completion of the insane
asylum. The committee reported favorably,
with recommendation that it pass. The
bill was considered engrossed, read a third
time and passed.
S. B. 116. Dorris Authorizing the gov
ernor to contract for the keeping of the in
sane and idiotic; read first and second times.
On motion of Colvig the bill was referred to
a committee consisting of Dorris, Colvig
S. B. 117, Dorris To tax the shares of
the national banks in the state of Oregon.
Colvig offered the following:
Resolved, That the introduction 'of bills
be discontinued from and after this date.
unless a two-thirds vote of the senate de
termine otherwise; adopted.
S. B. 59 To provide for the interchange
of traffic among common carriers; referred
to committee on railroads.
S. B. 60 For the support of the state
agricultural college; read third time nnder
suspension of rules and passed.
S. R 63 To provide for the State Teach
ers Association; read a third time and
S. a. 68, Hirsch To create the office of
attorney general; referred to judiciary com
S. B. 69 To incorporate insurance com
panies doing business in the state of Oregon;
referred to committee on corporations.
8. B. 70 For the creation of the office of
state reporter; referred to judiciary coi
S. B. 75 To prevent damage to 'domestic
animals by barb wire fences: referred to
committee on counties.
S. B. 91 Regulating the sale of spiritu
ous liquors; referred to committee on commerce.
S. B. 102, Sifers To provide for the re
duction of state indebtedness by the sale of
swamp and overflowed lands; ordered to
S. B. 103 Redisricting the state into
judicial districts aud to provide the times
and places of holding supreme, circuit and
county courts; referred to judiciary committee.
Mr. Nichols introduced resolution direct
ing committee on investigation to take tes
timony of each witness as soon as same can
be reduced to writing, and submit same to
house immediately; as soon as all testimony
shall have been taken committee to submit
findings to the house.
Warm discussion ensued, friends of
Mitchell attempting to defeat its adoption
by motion to lay on table indefinitely post
pone, and by reference of it to investigating
committee. It was finally, after an hour's
Proceeded to twentieth ballot:
Mitchell, 38; Shattuek, 28; Richard Will
iams, 9; Failing, 1Q; George H. Williams, L
Hayes paired with Dunbar, and Morris
with Jamison, who was sick.
House reassembled at two and went into
committee of the. whole to continue con
sideration of H. B. 23, for $43,000 for
furnishing Insane assylum bnildintr.
Isom moved an amendment to amend
ment that appropriation be made $40,000 or
so much thereof as is necessary to furnish
visional government. The bill was defeat
The speaker changed his vote from aye to
nay and gave notice he would move to re
consider. Adjourned till 7:30.
Thornton introduced H. J. M 7, for ad
justment of the expenses of the Indian war
of 1855 and 1856; adopted.
Stewart introduced H. M. 8, for the en
couragement of the building of a railroad
from Roseburg through Coos and Curry
counties in Oregon, thence to Humboldt bay
in California; adopted.
The question under discussion at the time
of adjournment, as to the power of the in
vestigating committee to compel a witness
to testify before the committee was re
sumed. Dufur introduced a resolution directing
the committee to take only such testimony
as shall be made upon written specific char
ges duly verified. The discussion upon this
resolution took a wide range and revealed
the fact that quite a number of the mam-'
bers were growing sick of this invegt'gatioa
On motion of Keady the further consider
ation of the resolution was indefinitely post
poned. H. B. 1 To provide for pilotage and
towage on the Columbia river, was read a
third time and passed.
By consent, Sharp introduced H. B. 165,
to change the beginning of the fiscal year.
H. B. 104 To incorporate the town of
A message from the senate announcing
the passage of S. B. 105, to create the
county of Klamath. This was read a first
and second time by title, read a third time
Also S. J. R. 9, providing for the sub
mission of constitutional amendments on tha
suffrage question. Resolution referred to a
committee of three.
THE WATERS BRIBERY.
Mr. Speaker: Your investigating com
mittee, appointed under house resolutions
No. 13, 14 and 15, after having fully con
sidered all the evidence taken before us in
relation to the alleged attempt of Hon. A.
W. Waters to influence the action of the
Hon. A. N. Gilbert in the senatorial con
test now pending before the legislative
assembly, beg leave to submit the following
as our findings of fact in relation thereto i
First That the conduct of the Hon. A.
N. Gilbert in the matter has been honorable
Second That the conduct of Hon. A.
W. Waters relating to his propositions con
cerning the Salem postoffice deserves severe
reproof, and that as to the other charges in
this matter the evidence taken before ns is
so conflicting that we are unable to find tha
Third That Senator Waters, in what he)
did in this matter, acted entirely on his
own responsibility, and that Mr. Gilbert so
understood it at the time.
C. M JAMISON.
F. A. PATTERSON.
A. H. TANNER.
THE BRUCE-DU BOIS MATTER.
Mr. Speaker: Your committee after hav
ing fully considered all the evidence taken
before us in the matter of the alleged im
proper proposals of Charles DuBois to Major
Bruce to influence his vote in the senator
ial contest now pending before the legisla
tive assembly of the State of Oregon, beg
leave to submit the following as our find
ings of fact in relation theretce
First That the conduct of Major Bruce
in this matter has been honorable and
Second That the conduct of Charles
DuBois towards Major Bruce was and is
Third That the evidence shows that X.
H. Mitchell had no connection whatever in.
the matter, and that Mr. DuBois acted in
the premises without any authority what
ever from Mitchell.
Your committee beg leave to extend their
thanks to their attorneys and all parties
who have so kindly assisted the committee
in the discharge of their duties. Having;
now taken the evidence in 'all cases of al
leged bribery or attempted bribery brought
to our notice or knowledge and made our
findings offset from the evidence so taken;
and having now completed enr labors we
respectfully beg to be discharged; We rec
ommend that J. G. Chapman, who has)
served the committee as clerk, be paid for
his services tho sum of $3 per day for the
period of thirteen days. All of which ia
F. A. PATTERSON.
C. M. JAMISON.
A. H. TANNER.
Traitt moved that the report be accepted
and the committee discharged; adopted.
Ford moved an amendment t'- -. the
superintending physicians reside in tha
asylum building; carried.
Ford moved that all physicians e nployed
give their entire time aud attention to the
patients in the asylum; carried.