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BY M. S. WOflSCOCK.
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Miscellaneous Business Cards.
M. S. WOODCOCK,
.A.ttornev at - Law,
CoRVALLlS, - - OrEOOK.
KELSAY & KEESEE.
A.ttorneys - at - Law.
Corvallis, - - Oregon.
b R FABRA, M. D.,
Physician & Surgeon
nFFICE OVKR GRAHAM, HAMILTON A CO'S
V Drugstore. Corvallis, Orfcsou 19:25yl
T.V B. EMBREE, M. H,
!Ph.ysio:Lnii fc Surgeon.
OSes t doors south of H. K. Harris' Store,
Oorvalli-1, - - Oregon.
Residence en tbe southwest corner of block, north
-nd west of the Methodist church.
F. A. JOHNSON,
Chronic Diseases n ale a specialty. Catarrh SUC
ssfully treated. Also Oculist and Aurlst.
Office in Fisher's Bieck, one door West of Dr. F.
, Vincent's dental o!See. Officii hours rom 8 to 12
nd (ram t to S o'clock. 19:2Tyl
F. J. ROWLAND,
Blacksmith & Wagonmaker,
Mr. Rowland is prepared to do all kinds of wagon
taakinx, repairing and biacksmithing to order. He
uses the best of material every time and warrants
hit work. l!-32-ljr
W. C. Crawford,
SEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A LARGE
assortment of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, etc.
A!l kinds of repairing done on short noticd, and aH
Wsrk warranted. W JU-yl
Beat in the world. Get the genuine. Ev
ery package has uur trade-mark and is mark
ed Frazer's. SOLD EVERYWHERE, 50y
Attorney - at - Law,
Corvamjs, - - Oregon.
SPECIAL attention sriveo to collections, and money
collected promptly paid over. Careful and
prompt attention given to Probate matters. Con
veyancing and searching; of records, Ac
Wl give attention to buying, selling and leasing real
estate,, and conducts a general collecting and busi
Office on Second Street, one door north of Irvin's
hoe shop. I8:13yl
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MINATURB TO
First Class Work Only!
Copying- in alt branches. P
ire wood taken at cash prices.
uce of atl kinds and
E. H. TAYLOR,
The oldest established Dentist and
the best outfit in Corvallis.
All work kept in repir frea of charsre and satisfac
on guaranteed. Teeth extracted without pain by
he use of Nitrous Oxide Gas.
iSTFtoo-ns up stairs over Jacobs & Neugass' new
Brick Store. Corvallis, Oregon. I9:27yt
THE YAQUINA HOUSE!
la now prepared to accommodate travelers
IN FIRST-CLASS STY1V3,
MEALS AT ALL HOURS FOR
ONLY ft& CENTS.
Constantly on hand, at the
LOWEST LIVING RATES.
Sitaaued on the Yaquina Road, half way
rom Corvallis to Newport.
19:12yl. P. BRYANT.
PORTER, SLESSINGER & CO.,
Manufacturers and jobbers of
BOOT & SHOE.
Those Goods are Warrant
ed not to rip.
All Genuine have the trade mark "IRON CXAD"
11 7 Battery Street, San Francisco, Cal.
GOODS FOR SALE AT
CORVALLIS, OREGON, FEB. l6 1883.
"W - 11 .a
ileal instate Agency
CORVALLIS, BENTON CO,, ORESOH.
Real Estate Agents, will bay, sell, or
lease farms or farm property oa
F. J. Hendrlchson,
Boot and Shoe Maker,
I al wavs "keeD on hand ranerror ma
terial ana warrant mv wors. i asK an examination
oi nay goods oeiore purchasing elsewhere..
i-3g-iyr r. J. rtenanenson
F. i. Sawtell.
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19:46 n3 'l
We have in stock the
Deering Twine Binders,
Dewing and Standard Mow.-rs,
Minnesota Chief Threshers,
Minnesota Gant and Stillwater Engines, Elwood
mounted Horse-Power. Centennial Fanmntr n-ill, cel
ebrated Uuckt; e line of Seeders and Drills.
vi e also Keep tne eeleuratea nnicewater ana
CANAN & GIBLIM, PROPRIETORS.
THE OCCIDENTAL is a new builrline.
newly furnished, and is first class in all its
Stages leave the hotel for Albany and Yaquina Bay
Mjadays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
targe Sample Room oa First Floor for
Ctmmerfial men. 19-35 ly
C. W. PHILBRICK,
Contractor and Bridge Builder,
Will attend promptly to all work under
J. W. HANSOJV,
AND DEALER IN
Ready Made Clothing,
Next door South of Post Office,
COKVALLIS, - - - . OREGON.
Pantaloons made to order of Oregon
Goods for $7.50.
English Goods, Sll. French, $14
& Suits from $30 to $60."
Cleaning and Repairing done at Reasonable Rates
Music for Everybody.
For starting children and others in the cul
true of Music. It overcomes tbe drudgery
of learning the elements of Music by pleas
ant amusement. This new method teaches
you all about the Musical Staff, Degrees of
the Staff, Clefs, Notes and Rests, Scale,
Intervals of the Scale, Location of Letters
on the Staff, and their relation to the Keys
of the instrument (This is very important
with children) Flats and Sharps and their
use. All the different Keys, how to iorm
Chords or musical words. It teaches the
syllables. Do, Re, Mi, etc., in singing. It
contains a complete musical catechism. It
is multcm in parvo. All this is learned
while the learner is amusing himself by
playing familiar tunes. Persons with no mu
sical talent may play the tunes, as the
guide is such that he cannot strike the
wrong key. Full directions and four pieces
of music accompany the Method. Sent by
mail for $1.00. Address,
CHICACO PIANO CO.,
78 4 80 Vau Buren St., Chicago, 111"
Cor. Second and Monroe Sts. ,
COKVALLIS, : OREGON.
Keeps constantly on hand all kinds of
Coffins and Caskets.
Work done to order on short notice and at
Corvallis, July 1, 1881. 1927tI.
THE FATAL SOAP.
A little boy went out to swim,
And took a cake of soap with him,
And shined each supple little limb.
And when Tie on the bank arrove.
One long.,. last downward look he govs.
And then into the water dove.
And, trylnjr to retrain tbe top.
In vain, alas ! he tried to flop
Be went so fast he couldn't stop !
Rls limbs were soaped from heel to hip;
He couldn't gel a half a grip
For, every time he tried, he'd slip.
The water no resistance gave.
And, so' beneath a murky wave,
He found a wet, untimely grave.
With thrilling, thundering, thumping thud
He struck the misty, moist y mud
And turtles fattened on his blood.
We dedicate this little hvmn
To little boys of Supple limb
Who soap themselves before they swim.
Description of Its Appearance and Present
Condition by Voting Precincts.
Written Expressly for tie Gazette by a
Thirty Tears Resident of
Extends along the coast from the
north line of the county to Lower
Alsea precinct, at Beaver Creek, being
about 15 miles from north to south and
four miles east and west, being bound
ed on the north by Til mook county,
on the east by Toledo and on the
outh by Lower Alsea precincts and
on the west by" the Pacific ocean.
This precinct embraces the Yaquina
Bay, the entrance to which is about
equal distance from its north and south
boundaries. Entering the Bay from
the ocean the course is nearly north
east, which gradually changes to east
until at about four miles it turns sud
denly to the south for two miles, when
it again turns to the east, where the
The entrance is between an abrupt
sandy bluff on the north and a low
sandy beach on the south, a hle less
than half a mile. The Bay then grad
ually widens to one and a quarter
miles, to a point where it turns to the
south ,when it narrows to less than
half a mile. A portion of the water is
shoal flat, but ample ship room re
mains with a depth of water nowhere
less than 30 and up to 50 feet, with
good holding ground for anchors.
There are two large tide sloughs that
empty into the Bay from the south.
The Bay is surrounded by low hills
which mostly rise almost from the
water's edges and these hills protect
the harbor both from the northwest
and southerly storms. The tide flats
surrounding the Bay are narrow, the
hills are mostly denuded of timber,
giving good range for stock with good
feed on all the hills. Between that
portion of the Bay that runs north and
south, and the ocean beach, is a range
of low hills. About two miles east
and west and about the same north
and south, this tract is nearly free
from timber and brush, comparatively
level, sloping to the ocean, and having
good view seaward. Cattle on this
tract would find plenty of feed and no
obstruction to their range. This is all
taken up, but is almost entirely without
stock to eat the abundance of grass
that grows but to be wasted. Just
east of that portion of the Bay above
referred to, and over a low range of
hills, a half mile distant, is a level
open plane that surrounds the head of
Boon slough, which empties into
Yaquina river, about ten miles from
the beach. This plane embraces coun
try sufficient for five or six homsteads
and is all occupied and well stocked
with cattle .which keep fat the year
around. North of the Bay for two
miles and extending inland about one
mile, is a range of sandy hills 200 or
300 feet above the level of the ocean,
covered with scrub pine and af
fording but scanty herbage. Four
miles north of the Bay is Cape Foul
weather, where is situated the light
house, this a first class white light, un
der the care of Captain Wass, whom
visitors will find to be a geniai and ac
commodating gentleman. The outer
portion of the Cape is owned by the
government as a lighthouse reserva
tion, the remainder, which is all clear
of timber is owned by Geo. Meggeson
and Thos. Briggs, who have it well
stocked with cattle and sheep. Sur
rounding the Cape the country is not
rough but covered with spruce timber
and almost impenetrable underbrush.
About seven miles south of Yaquina
is Beaver creek, on which is much
gooji level land, some of which is in
clined to be wet, but could net be
classed as swamp land-
The soil of this precinct along the
coast is more or less sandy and not
very productive, but a little ways back
the sand ceases and the Soil is very
productive. Very little grain has been
raised, but vegetables and ail kinds of
small fruit have been cultivated and
xlo well. Hay is easily produced and
could be made a profitable production
for export. Cattle and sheep raising
have been carried on to a limited ex.
tent, but like the cultivation of the
soil, has never been carried to an ex
tent worthy to be called farming.
Bee culture has received sufficient
attention to prove that it can be made
a very profitable business, as any one
will testify after taking a look through
the apiary of Tommy Ferr. There is
certainly no gdod reason why Oregon
sliould import honey. There is one
saw mill within the precinct though
there are others on the tributaries.
While the hills are clear of green tim
ber, yet in the gulches and the head
of the sloughs, good timber is found.
This gives employment to a great por
tion of the population. All the lum
ber now manufactured, outside of the
local demand, is taken by the O. P.
R. R. Co. The oyrter business was
formerly a very important one but
owing to the wasteful manner in which
it was carried on, was almost destroy
ed, but now, after a few years rest, the
business is again assuming its former
Newport, the principle town of the
Bay, is situated just inside the entrance
on the north side of the Bay. There
a number of years since a reservation
of a square mile was made for a gov
ernment town site, but after a great
deal of delay and inconvenience it was
relinquished so the former claimant,
Samuel Case. The town contains
three general merchandise stores own
ed by James W. Brasfield; Alonza
Case and C. H. Williams; two drug
stores owned by Thompson & Kime
and by M. M. Davis; Walling and
Wright have a hardware, tin and stove
store. There are three saloons as
follows: Garmis & Howard, James
Ball, Limpka and William Ham
mond; there are three good hotels,
the Irvin House kept by J. R. K.
Irvin, the Fountain House kept by
J. E. Peterson and the Bay View
House by Peter Abbey. E. H. Bald
win & Co. and Hammond & Smith
serve the people with choice meats
from their two markets, and Alonzo
Case keeps a livery and feed stable.
W. S. Hufford an attorney and counsel.
or at law attends to the legal business,
while W. B. Stout as justice of the
peace is a terror to evil doers. E. C.
Phelp's near town at Coast Hill Nur
sery, supples all varieties of nursery
stock and cultivated flowers. Beer for
the thirsty is furnished by a local brew
ery. The postofficeis kept by C H.
Williams arid is supplied by a tri-week-ly
route from Corvallis and a weekly
route down the beach to Waldport on
Alsea bay. The place was incorpo
rated by the last legislature and their
municipal officers are now serving
their first term.
Yaquina City is situated on the .east
side of the bay 4 miles down and is
the terminus ot the O. P. R. R. Co.
The company has here a large dock
and two warehouses where is now
stored a large lot of material for the
construction of the road. Here is
the telegraph office of the company
and also the custom house. The
Yaqnina Post a newsey little sheet
under the proprietorship of Coll Van
Cleve is published here. There is a
China store at this place. The rail
way company who are the proprietors
of the place have not commenced
selling lots as they have not yet loca
ted the grounds needed for their own
Oneatta one mile above on the
same side of the bay is a sawmill town.
Here is located the Oneatta mills
owned by Allen Parker who has twice
represented Benton county very ac
ceptably in the state legislature. Mr.
Hundsaker has a grocery and liquor
store and Bagley has a shoe shop.
About a mile farther up at Oysterville
T. J. Foster & Co., do a wholesale
and retail business in general mer
chandise The commerce of the bay amounts
to about $150,000 per annum, divided
between San Francisco and Portland.
The little schooners, Kate and Ann
and the Ona make regular trips to
Portland. The steamers Benton and
the Mary Hall run regularly on the
bay. Government is now engaged on
works fbr the permanent improvement
of the bar by means of jetties. There
has been appropriated by congress
$110,000 for the work. This work is
under the supervision of Mr: J. S.
Pblhemus C. E. directed by the board
dfXJ. S; Engineers of the United
States at Portland. The population
of the precinct is about 1000. Under
the impulse given by the prospect of
the completion of the Oregon Pacific
in the near future from Newport to
the heart of the valley, a distance of
about 60 miles, almost every available
portion cf the precinct has been
located. Many of these are held for
speculative purposes, and Bo effort is
made by some towards improvements
while others are . making per
manent improvements. Of late years
a very decided improvement is
noticed in the buildings and other
surroundings of the farms along the
bay A spirit of improvement is man
ifest at Newport in the neat appear
ance of the buildings that are rapidly
going tip. There is a postoffice at
Newport and at Oneatta supplied by a
triweekly mail from Corvallis to Elk
City by land then by water to New
port. There is also a weekly mail
from Newport to Waldport at the
mouth of Alsea bay. From Newport
to Corvallis a distance of about 60
miles is a good wagon road and also a
road down the beach to Alsea bay.
Educational facilities are not good, a
great many sending to the Willamette
valley to school. There is a school
house at Newport where school is kept
a good part of the year. There is also
a school house at Oneatta and in the
S. E. portion of the precinct near the
residence of A. W. Wright and also
one on Beaver creek, where the last
school taught was more than ordi
narily interesting. There is no building
for church purposes; the Presbyterians
attempt to keep up regular services,
but as there is no resident minister
and traveling very bad through the
winter, it becomes very irregular, oth
er denominations have occasional
The following contains & list of the
names of the persons paying tax upon
property in Yaquina precinct No. 8
and the amount of tax paid by each, as
shown by the last assessment roll for
Mrs. C. S. Abbey.. .i 99
Capt. Allen 2 $6
R. A- Bensell 23 43
Daniel Brown ... 9 26
James W. Brasfield 104 06
Alped Bailey....i 3 08
James Brown 1 36
Alon20 Case 8 84
Carlson .... ; 48
J. B. Crusier 5 80
L. E. Davis 7 96
M. J i Davis 6 4
J. G. Dutcher 4 56
J. B. Darley 5 do
M. M. Davis ........ 14 40
S. Case 37 99
Thomas Ferr 16 04
T.J. Foster i 19 36
John Ford t$ 72
B. E. Gardner 14 25
M. Gillett 11 36
Oliver Jeffries....... 13 51
Estate of John Jessup 1 1 68
Wm. Hammond $t 87
James Hunsucker 8 48
Rowland B. H in ton 8 00
Henry Hulse 19 12
Joseph Kisburger 3 68
James King..... , 10 68
George King 24 20
W. H. Logan 3 50
George R. Megginson 44 38
Jonathan Moore 3 00
George Matson 2 56
Mrs. Martha Miller 15 28
Megginson & Briggs 44 68
Wm. McCafferry 7 40
J. J. Nye 6 24
Nye & Thompson . . 8 00
Neal & Thompson 8 00
Charles H. Nash , 9 7i
J. A. Olson 22 80'
Lucius W. Phelps 22 00
Thomas E. Parker 2 76
Newton Pool xx 61
F. M. Plummer 7 40
A. D. Perkins 4 51
Henry L. Rann 8 36
George H. Rosebrooks x
R. L. Stevens
W. P. Stitt .
Maryj. Stout .,.....
Benjamin Schlup .-.
Thompson & Kime
Mrs. A. Thompson ...........
Estate of John Wiser
Mrs. G. A Wass ...
C. H. Williams
Capt. J. J. Winant
Total $965 46
DECLINE OF ORATORY.
A Portland minister, savs
Ttemizer, iu a recent lecture, follows
tbe common theory and attributes
the decline of oratory to the news
papers. According to this theory,
the newspapers anticipate tbe orator,
who must address audiences already
so well informed by the press that
nothing is left for the orator but to
follow a ath already marked out.
This may be partially true, but the
real cause of what is called the de
cline ot oratory lie's deeper than this.
A radical change has been wrought
in the mntal condition of the peo
ple. Oratoryy in the sense in which
the word is here used, addresses the
emotions.Tather than the intellect.
Its province has been to move rath
er than to convince men. But. the
emotions have run dry, so to speak.
Audiences no longer give themselves
willingly into the orator's ' bands to
be swayed by him. Pep pie ifave
'They are dangerous guides, jfc feelings,'
And the orator tiutis a cMiit re
sistance opposed to h
arouse emotional excitation.
notable campaign of 1844 kcan
de repealed in this country,.
the public mind has outgro
stale that made "coon-sk
oider and log cabins" potent politic
cal arguments, and "Tippecanoe and
Tyler too" an enthusing battle cry.
Americans have come to be ashamed
of that campaign, for it. is how rec
ognized to be, what it really was,
uureasoning and unreasonable.
It is not, therefore, strictly accu
rate to say that the old time power
of eloquence that swayed the listen
ing multitudes has passed away be
cause the press Las usurped the
orator's place. It is no detriment,
but an aid to the orator, for his au
dience to be well informed on the
subject under discussion. The true
reason why he fails to move as he
used to do, and why he has been
compelled to abandon the ancient
fervor of appeal, L' Ivu.J in the crit
ical mental attitude of those who
listen. People are now asking for
reasons and remedies. When the
glowing peroration is ended, and the
orator looks for the passion he ex
pected to arouse, he is met by a cool
gaze, which being interpreted means:
"What are you going to do about
But it is eminently trne that the
press has been the instrument by
which has been brought about the
present critical mood- It has over
thrown old notions, and brought
every question to be tried at the bar
of the most unimuaesioned common
sense. In the sense that it has in
duced this change in the intellectual
Hiatus of the people, tbe newspaper
has done Jm share in ruining oratory.
Yet if we give oratory its larger
and-better meaning, there lias been
no decline that we should regret.
A great deal of that which passed
for eloquence was ephemeral in effect,
sound and fury, signifying nothing.
The orator of to-day is oi a higher
plane. He has not lost, but gained
powerj b2cause the effect he pro
duces are permanent. vThis power
depends, not on the .dfsih- moved
passions of an undisciplined multi
tude, but on the effects which clear
statement and logical sequence of
thought have on calm minds that
'weigh the words uttered and re
ceive them for what they are worth.
There is still room tor the warmth
of earnestness and sincerity, but
after all, facte, and facta only, tell.
We conclude, then, tba there has
been, not a decline but a rise of
Having made arrangements for co-operation
with agents in Portland, and being ful
ly acquainted with real property in Bentoa
county, we feel assured of giving entire sat
isfaction to all who may favor us with their
patronage. G. A. Waoooxkr,
20-6.V1 T. J. Bctqbd.
The Gazette Job Printing Office
IS PRBFARSn TO DO ALL KIJTDS OF WORK KSATLT.
Two cases of f smallpox broke out
in Weston, Oregon. They have'
been removed to an isolated bouse.
Both were strangers in the city.
The parties afflicted came up on the
train with Thompson, the roan who
recently died at the pest house in
this city. Mrs. Judge J. H. Lasster,
of this city, is a well developed case
of smallpox. She also caught' the
disease on the same train.' with'
Thompson. Her house has been
quarantined. There is no fear of the
disease spreading, and every precau
tion has been taken.
BILL NYE'S POLAR EXPEDlflON.
The Boomerang reporter sent out
to find the North Pole eighteen
months ago hasjust been heard from.
An exploring party" recently found
portions ot his remains in latitude
1 1 44, longitude sou'-west by sou'
from the pole, and near the remains
the following fragment of a diary:
July 1, 1881. Have just been out
looking for a sunstroke and signs of a
thaw. Saw nothing but ice float and
pnow as fur as the eye could reach.
Think we will have snow this evening
unless the wind changes.
July 2. Spent the forenoon ex plot
ting to the north-west for right of
was for a new equatorial and North
Pole railroad, and I think it would
be of much value to commerce. The
grade is easy and the expense would
be slight. Ate my last dog to-day.
Had intended him for the 4th, but
got too hungry, and ate him raw
with vinegar. I wish I was at home
eating boomerang paste.
July a Wft.had qiute. a toat ttOg-
small fruits .
, SBBH now two
suite the iHBpRe crew died
ft w$ alone. -Ate the leathef
ends f my suspcndera'uAday for din
ner. lTd id. not need the sitpenders,
anyway, for by tightening tip my
pants I find that they will stay on all.
rightj aud I don't look for any ladie
to call, so that even if my pants
came off by some oversight, nobody
would be shocked.
July 4.- Saved up some tar rooffing
and a bottle of mucilage tor my
Fourth of July dinner and gorged
myself to-day. The exercises were
very poorly attended and the celebra
tion rath ef'a failure. It is clouding
up in the west and I am afraid we
are going to have suow. Seems to
me we're having .an all tired late
spring here this year.
July 5. Don't drink a drop yes--'
terday. It was the quietest Fouth
I ever put in. I never felt so little
remorse over the way I Celebrated a
I do to-day. I didn't do a tbing yes
terday that I was ashamed of except
to eat the remainder of a box of shoe
blacking for supper. To-day I eat
my last boot-heel, stewed. Looks
as if we might bave a hard winter.
July 6. Feel a little apprehension
about something to eat My credit
is all right here, but there is no com
petitiion, and prices aret therfSr ,
veryliigh. Icef however, is still Spra. j
This would be a good ice crearr.
country if there were any demand
but a man. feels as lonesome here as
'Greenbacker at a presidential elec
tion. -J: J
Ate a pound of cotton waste soaked j
in. machine oil, to-Bay. There ia
nothing left for to-morrow bnt ice
water and an old pocket-book. Look
as though we might have snow.
July 7. Tb'rB is a good cool place
to spend the summer io if pro visons ,
were more plenty. I am wearing a 1
seal skin undershirt, with tbree-wool-en
overshirts and two bear skin vests
to-day; and when the dew begins to
fall I have to put on buffalo ulster to
keep off the night air. I wish J was
at home. It seems pretty lonesome
here since the other boys died. I do
not know what I'll got for tiner to
morrow unless the neighbors, btiej in
something. A big bear is coming
down the hatchway as I write. X
wish I could eat him. It would be the
first square meal in two months.
It is however, a little mixed whether
I will eat him or be will eat me. It
will be a cold day for me1 if
Here the diary breaks off abruptl y
and from the chewed up appearance)
of the book we are led to entertain