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BY M. S. WOODCOCK.
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Miscellaneous Business Cards.
M. S. WOODCOCK,
-A.ttornev - at - Law,
CoBVALSLIS, - - ORKJOlf.
KELSAY & KEESEE. .
Attorneys - at - Law.
.CORVALLIS, - - OBBOON.
u. R. FARRA, M. D.,
Physician & Surgeon.
FKICE OVER GRAHAM, HAMILTON ft CO'S
Drug Store. Corvallis, Oregon w.zoyi
. T. V B. EMBREE, M. D.,
Physic: inxt. & Surgeon.
OSes 2 doors south of H. E. Harris' Store,
Corvallis - - Oregon.
Residence en the southwest corner of block, north
and west of the Methodist church.
F. A. JOHNSON,
Chronic Diseases n-ade a specialty. Catarrh suc
essfully treated. Also Oculist and Aurist.
Office in Fisher's Bleck, one door West of Dr. F.
. Vincent's dental office. OOice hours row 8 to 12
nd from 1 to 6 o'clock. I9:27yl
- F. J. ROWLAND,
Blacksmith & Wagonmaker,
Mr.- Rowland is prepared to do all kinds of wayon
tnaking, repairing and blacksniithing to order. He
uses the best of material every time and warrants
bis work. W-32-lyr
W.. C. Crawford)
TTEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A LARGE
.IV assortment of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, etc.
All kinds of repairing done on short noticd, and all
wark warranted. I8:33-yl
Best in the world. Get the genuine. Ev
ery package has oar trade-mark and is mark
ed Frazer's. SOLD EVERYWHERE. 50y
r uni ptc
Attorn.ey - at - Law,
SPECIAL attention sriven to collections, and nionev
collected promptly paid over. Careful and
prompt attention given to Probate matters. Con
veyancing and searching of records, &c
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
shoe shop. 18:43yl
PHOTOGRAPHS PKOM MTNATURE TO
First Class Work Only!
Copying in all branches. P uce of all kinds and
firewood taken at cash prices. B. HBSLOP.
E. H. TAYLOR,
The oldest established Dentist and
the best outfit in Corvallis.
All work kept in repair free of charge and aatisfac
on guaranteed. Teeth extracted without pain by
he use of Nitrous Oxide Gas.
jrjrftoomi up -stairs over Jacobs & Neujrass' new
Brick Store, Corvallis, Oregon. I9:27y t
THE YAQUINA HOUSE!
Is now prepared to accommodate travelers
IN FIRST-CLASS STYLE.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS FOR
OXLY 25 CENTS.
Constantly on hand, at the
LOWEST LIVING RATES.
Sitnaned on the Yaquina Road, half -way
rom Corvallis to Newport.
19:12yl. P. BRYANT.
PORTER, SLESSiNGER & CO.,
Manufacturers and Jobbers of
BOOT & SHOE.
These Goods are Warrant
ed not to rip.
All Genuine have the trade mark "IRON CLAD"
117 Battery Street, San Francisco, Cal.
GOODS FOR SALE AT
MAX FRIENDLY' S
CORVALLIS, OREGON, MAR. 2, 1883.
F. J. Hendrichson,
Boot and Shoe Maker,
rh iloma tli. Oregon.
I alwavs keen on hand superior ma
terial and warrant my work. I ask an examination
of mv jfoods before purchasing' elsewhere.
19-32-lyr F. J. Hendrichson.
F. H. Sawtell.
SB 1 OO
We have in stock the
Deerinar Twine Binders,
Deering and Standard Movrs,
Minnesota Chiet Threahers,
Minnesota Giant and Stillwater Engines. Elwood
mounted Horse-Power. Centennial Fanning mill, cel
ebrated Buckeye line of Seeders and Drills.
ne also Keep tiic ceicoratea wnite water and
june2vl W. H. M I LLIIOLLAND.
CANAN & GIBLIN, PROPRIETORS.
THE OCCIDENTAL is a new building,
newly furnished, and is first class in all its
Stages leave the hotel for Albany and Yaquina Bay
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Large Sample Room on First Floor for
Commercial .lien. 10-35 ly
C. W. PHILBRICK,
Contractor and Bridge Builder,
Will attend promptly to all work under
J. W. HANSON,
AND DEALER IN
Ready Made Clothing,
Next door South of Post Office,
CORVALLIS, - - - - OREGON.
Pantaloons made to order of Oregon
Goods for 7.50.
English Goods, $11. French, $14
IS Suits from $30 to $60.SX
Cleaning and Repairing done at Reasonable Rates
Music for Everybody.
For starting children and others in the cnl
true of Music. It overcomes the drudgery
of learning the elements of Mu3ic 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 lorin
Chords or musical words. It teaches the
syllables. Do, Re, Mi, etc., in singing. It
contains a complete musical catechism. It
is multom iy pakvo. 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,
CHICAGO PIANO CO.,
78 &80 Vau Buren St.. Chicago, 111"
Cor. Second and Monroe Sts. ,
CORVALLIS, : OREGON,
Keeps constantly on hand all kinds of
Coffins and Caskets.
Work done to order on short notice and at
Corvallis, July 1, 1881. 1927yl.
THE BLUE AND GRAY .
I had two brothers once.
Warm hearted bold and gay;
They left my side one wc re the blut,
The other wore the gray.
One rode with Stonewall and his men.
And joined bin fate to Lee;
The other followed Sherman's march
Triumphant to the sea.
They fought for what they deemed the right
And died with sword in band.
One sleeps amid Virginia's hills.
And one in Georgia's sand.
The same sun shines upon their graves.
My love for them must stay;
And so upon my boson lies
The knot of blue and xray.
Description of Its Appearance and Present
Condition by Voting Precincts.
Written Expressly for the Gazette by a
Thirty Tears Resident of
ELK CITY PRECINCT
extends from the north boundary of
the county near the Siletz river, south
to Tide Water and east and west from
a line north and south from the mouth
of Mill creek to a line extending north
and south from the point where Little
Elk creek joins the Yaquina river,
being bounded on the north by the
county line, east by Summit, soutli by
Tide Water and west by Toledo pre
cincts, being i5 miles from north to
south and 8 miles from east to west.
A 'strip along the north portion of
the precinct, some three miles in width,
is within the limits of the Siletz Indian
reservation. Rock creek enters near
the northwest corner, runs west about
two miles when it empties into the
Siletz river, wfiich continues westerly
across the precinct, and soon bends to
the north and leaves the county.
Along these streams is some good bot
tom land, but are not subject to home
steads. About four miles further
south is the Yaquina river, the general
course of which is west, for five miles
on an air line, but much further by the
windings of the stream. It then bears
to the south for four or five miles to
where it unites with Elk river, whence
it is five or six miles to the north
boundary of the precinct. Some three
miles south from Yaquina river at the
mouth of Little Elk creek and over a
prominent dividing ridge, is Bear creek,
and one and a half miles further Beaver
creek, both tributaries of Elk river and
one and one half miles further Elk
river is reached. Following down from
this point the river makes a large bend
to the south and then to the north, so
that the river after some ten miles of
meandering is near the starting point.
At the extreme northern point of this
bend Bear creek enters and Beaver
creek a half mile further south. From
the mouth of Bear creek the river runs
nearly west for five miles to the junc
tion with Yaquina.
From Elk river south to the divide,
towards Alsea, the country is rough
and probably few places are worth at
tention. On Bear and Beaver creaks
are good bottom lands, suitable for cul
tivation and much of the hill land ad
joining these creeks can be cultivated
and all will make the best of grazing
lauds. On Elk river in this vicinity
are large cherry bottoms. From Bear
creek to where it unites with Yaquina
river are good bottom lands, the great
er portion being in cultivation. With
in the vicinity of these creeks is still an
opportunity for taking claims, and we
consider them amongst the best to be
taken, especially for cattle or sheep
ranching. Between Elk and Yaquina
rivers is a high dividing ridge, which
gradually falls off towards Yaquina, cut
up by gulches, but below these is a
great deal of table land in many places
comparatively level and suitable for
cultivation, and nearly all suitable for
stock grazing. Along the Yaquina
river are narrow bottoms which have
been taken up and more or less in cul
tivation for a number of years past
Between the Yaquina and the Siletz is
a range of hills not high and every
where open and suitable for stock rais
ing; among these hills are a number of
creeks empyting into the Yaquina riverf
along these are bottoms that yield
good grass and where cultivated very
The west and northwest portion of
the precinct is rough but not so much
so as to prevent stock grazing on the
hills, but there are hut few level places.
The amount of green timber in the
precinct is small,but there is sufficient to
supply the local demands. In many
places groves of fir timber are spring
ing up, these make very rapid growth
trees that have sprung up within the
past twenty years are 50 to ?5 feet in
hight. Alder timber grows very
rapidly alopg all the water courses,
there is no oak timber in the coast
country, the timber being fir, cedar
alder and immediately on the coast
spruce, with the addition of a few un
important varieties. The timber, a
number of years since, was destroyed
by fires, which has left a forest of dead
trees which everywhere meets the eye
giving a mountainous appearance to
the Country. These dead trees are de
caying and are now rapidly disappear
ing. These fires reach fron the Sum
mit to the coast and extend for miles
along the coast. These fires while
they have destroyed immense quanti
ties of timber have opened the country
The precinct is but sparsely settled
the population being almost entirely
confined to the Yaquina river, being a
little over 100. Oats, bay and differ
ent kinds of vegetables have been cul
tivated and have been universally suc
cessful. A number of orchards are in
bearing and give good promise of suc
cess. A traveler through the country
will see" here and there a few head of
cattle or sheep always fat, with rich
herbage on every hand growing up but
to decay on the ground. But the
country is interesting not so much for
what it is as for what it can be made.
Owing to the heavy growth of vege
tation fire can be made to run through
the country in the fall when by sowing
seeds of the tame grasses good pastures
can be had in a very short space of
time. Owing to the immense fires
that have run over the country vast
quantities of ashes have been left upon
the ground, this, with the decay of the
immense vegetable growth from year
to year has produced a rich black
friable soil extending to the top of the
Most travelers over the Yaquina
road will remember the place of Mr.
M. L. Trapp, and have seen what a
little energy will do towards making a
farm in these hills. A number of
years since a wagon roaa was duiii
from Corvallis to Elk City by the Cor
vallis and Yaquina Bay wagon road
company for which they received every
alternate section by odd numbers for
6 mile3 on each side of the road. This
corporation was desolved and the road
now is under the direction of the coun
ty and is a free road. The lands of
the company have gone into other
hands and we believe are now offered
The town of Elk City K situated at
the junction of the Yaquina and Elk
rivers and is high up as boats now
ordinarily-run althrough, they can as
cend S miles further.' This is the ter
minus of the mail route as carried by
land, being taken from here by water.
At this place are two hotels, one
owned by Holmes Blair and the other
by M. W. Simpson; there is also a
saloon kept by Alexander Gilhim.
Two miles further up the Yaquina,
near the old Pioneer town site, Barney
Morrison keeps a grocery store. From
Elk City there is a road leading over
Elk hill four miles, where it joins the
road up the river, past Pioneer, giving
a choice of roads, the road over the
hill being two miles nearer. The pre
cinct is as yet without educational
The following contains a list of the
names of the persons paying tax upon
property in Elk City precinct No. 11,
and the amount of tax paid by each.
as shown by the last assessment roll
for Benton county:
E. A. Abbey $44 62
J. B. Chitwood 4 80
Alfred Cloaks . . . 4 31
J. E. Dixon 1 48
Ezekiel Eddy 21 76
Israel Eddy 13 84
L W. Hunt 9 83
S. B. Hunsucker 19 92
Daniel Howry ' 8 00
W. A. Hughie 3 40
S. A Logan 21 57
Charles McLain 13 44
C. A. McVay 2 69
B. Morrison 6 05
It . Simpson 13 70
N. P. Stevens 2 00
L M. SimpsoH 63 44
Isaac Simpson 15 60
M. L. Trapp.. 29 54
Mrs. Lulu Weber 5 49
THE BAD BOY'S GIRL GOES BACK OIT HIM.
"My girl has shook me."
"Sho! You don't say so," said the
groceryman, as he threw a rotten
potato into a basket of good ones
that were going to the orphan asy
lum. "Well she showed sense. You
would have blown her up, or broken
her neck, something. But don't feel
bad, you will soonfind another girl
that will discount her and you will
forget all about this one.
"Never!" said the boy as he nib
bled at a piece ot codfish that he had
picked ofE "I shall never allow my
affections to become entwined about
another piece of calico. It unmans
me. Henceforth I am a hater of the
whole girl race. From this out I
shall harbor revenge in my path and
life. I want to grow up to become
a he-school-ma'am, or a he miliner,
or something, where I can grind girls
into dust, and make them sue for
mercy. Oh, you don't know any
thing about the woe there is in this
world. You never loved many peo
ple, did you?"
The groceryman admitted that he
had never loved very hard, but he
knew a little about it form an aunt of
his who got mashed on a St. Louis
drummer. "But your father must be
having a rest while your mind is oc
cupied with your love affair," said lie.
"Yes," 6ays the boy, with a vacant
look, "1 take no interest in the pleas
ure of the chase any more, thougn I
did have a little quiet fun this morn
ing at the breakfast table. You see,
Pa is the contrariest man there ever
was. If I complain that anything at
the table don't taste good, pa says it
is all right. This morning I took the
syrup out and put in some cod liver
oil that ma is taking for her cough.
I put some on my pancakes, and
pretended to taste of it. I told pa
the syrup was sour, and not fit to eat
Pa was mad in a second, and he
poured out some on his pancakes and
said I was getting too confounded
particular. He said the syrup was
good eimtigh for him, and he sopped
his pancakes in it and fired some
down his neck. Pa is a gaul durned
hypocrit, that's what he is. I could
see by his face that the cod liver
oil was nearly killing him, but be
said that the syrup was all right, and
it I didn't eat mine he would break
my back, and by gush I had to eat it
and pa said he guessed he didn't
have much appetite and he would
just drink a cup of ooffee and eat a
doughnut. I like to dide, and that
is one thing, I think, that makes this
disappointment in love harder to
bear. But I feel sorry for ma. Ma
ain't got a very strong stomik, and
when she got some of that cod liver
oil in her mouth she went right up
stairs, sickern a horse, and pa had
to help her, and she had the nooral
gia all the morning. I ate pickles to
take the taste out of my mouth and
then I laid for the hired girls.
They eat too much syrup anyway,
and when they got on to that cod
liver oil. and swallowed a lot of it.
one of them, an Irish girl rose from
the table, put her hand to her corset
and said, "howly Jasus," and went
out in the kitchen, as pale as ma is
when she has no powder on her face,
and the other girl who is Dutch, swal
lowed a pancake saying 'Mine Cott,
vas the matter from me,' and she went
out and leaned on the coal bin. Then
they talked Irish and Dutch and got
clubs and started to look for me, and
I thought I would come over here.
The whole family is sick but not
from love, like my illness, and they
get over it, while I shall fill an early
grave; but not till I have made that
girl and the telegraph messenger
wish they were dead. Pa and I are
going to Chicago next week, and you
bet we'll have some fun. Pa says I
need a change of the air and I think
he is going to try and lose me. It's
a dark day when I get left where I
cant find my way back. Well, good
bye rotten potatoes.
Total $805 48
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, BENTON CO., OREGON. -
Real Estate Agents, will buy, sell, or
lease farms or farm property on
Having made arrangements for co-operation
with agents in Portland, and being ful
ly acquainted with real property in Benton
county, we feel assured of giving entire sat
isfaction to all who may favor us with their
patronage. 6. A. Waggoner,
20-6yl T. J. Bcford.
The Gazette Job Printing Office
IS PRXPARBD TO DO ALL KISDS OP WOKE NKATLY.
Why not make an amendment to
the constitution of the United States
prohibiting the manufacturing the
importation and sale of alcholic li
quors in the United States, State and
Territorial, except for medical, artistic,
mechanical and scientific purposes?
Why not make this a fundamental
law of our nation? Why not pro
claim this as our purposes and that
we as prohibitionist, will agitate this
shbject through the press from the
political rostrum, and the pulpit nn
til our demands are granted?
This government can't run half
whisky and half not, somebody must
yield the field; we the peopi have a
right to amend and abolish the laws
until life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness is secured to every citizen,
that obeys the laws ot our country.
Why not have a full meal? we can
have it if we only will to. What a
nation this would be if every saloon
was abolished, if every distillery was
silenced and every wholesale dealer,
importer and exporter was closed out
and this band of human leeches were
compelled to engage in -some honest
calling. Why there are millions of
hearts, both men and women, yea
even children, that are longiog and
praying for the salvation and disen
thralment of the country. Why not
organize all our forces aiuenlal, mor
al, financial social and physical and
shout from every valley, every hill
top and mountain summit "down
with rum drinking and up with
national prohibition." Take the
word of the Lord and the sword of
Gideon and excise this individual
and national curse from our political
body. Why not organize a "national
prohibition party." Certainly the
ministers and the church of our na
tion will unite their influences with
such a party. The churches must of
a moral necessity sustain such a par
ty. Thousands of temperance men
and women that are not professors of
religion will support such a party.
Rum drinking church members and
preachers must be forced to go clear
over into the ranks of the devil, or
come over on the side of humanity, of
what is right in the sight of God.
We must agitate until the victory is
ours. No quarters to the license system.
An Arkansaw politician was ap
proached by a man who said, "Colon
el, please give me a nickel, 1 want to
cross the river." "Haven't you got
a nickel?" "No sir." "I won't give
you one. A man who hasn't a nickel
is just as well off 011 this side of the
river as the other. Now if you had
money enough to establish yourself
in business after crossing, I'd give
you a nickel. As it is, you'd better
The Shadow Hanging Over Now York City
and the Entire Country A Tribune
The nation has been horrified at
the burning of a Milwaukee hotel,
whereby over seventy lives were
lost. This event, carried terror be
cause it was sudden and appalling;
but had the same disastrous results
to life and limb come silently they
would have been unnoticed, not only
by the people of the land but also
by the very community in which
they occurred. Fatal events of a far
worse nature have taken place in
this very city, but they have attrac
ted no attention, nor would they
now did not the Bureau of Vital
Statistics bring them to our notice.
"Figures do not lie," whatever else
may be uncertain and the report on
the deatJis of this city is a starting
comment on its life. During the
past year, the enormous increase of
certain maladies is simply appalling.
While the total number of deaths
has diminished and the death rate on
most diseases has decreased still it is
far greater in one or two serious dis
orders than was ever known before.
More people died in the city of New
York in 1882 from Bright's disease of
the kidneys, than from diphtheria,
small-pox and typhoid fever all com
bined! This scarcely seems possible
but it is true and when it is remem
bered that less- than one-third the
actual deaths from Bright's disease
are really reported as such, the rav
ages of the malady can be part '.
The immediate query which ev
reader will make upon such a re
Ialion of facts, is: What causes t i
increase? This is a difficult question
to answer. The nature of the cli
mate, the habits of life, the adultera
tion of foods and liquors, all un
doubtedly contribute; but no imme
diate cause can be" certainly assigned.
Often before the victim knows it the
disease has begun. Its approaches
are so stealthy and its symptoms so
obscure that they cannot be definite
ly forseen and are only known by
their effects. Any kidney disorder,
however slight, is the first stage ot
Bright's disease. But it is seldom
that kidney disorders can be detec
ted. They do not have " any certain
symptoms. Mysterious weariness;
an unusual appetite; periodical head
aches; occasional nausea; uncertain
pains; loss ot vigor; lack of nerve
power; irregularity of the heart; dis
ordered daily habits; imperfect di
gestion all these and many Other
symptoms are the indications of kid
ney disorder even though there may
be no pain in the region of the kid
neys or in that, portion of the body.
The serious nature of these troubles
may be understood from the fact
that Bi iglit's disease is as certain to
follow diseased kidneys as decompo
sition follows death.
It is high time the Doctors in this
land who have been unable to con
trol kidney troubles, should be
aroused and compelled to find some
remedy, or acknowledge one already
found. The suffering public needs
help and cannot await the tardy ac
tion of any hair-splitting code or in
correctly formulated theories. If the
medical world has no certain remedy
for this terrible disease let them ack
nowledge it and seek for one outside
the pale of their profession. For the
discovery of this remedy and for ita
application to this disease, the peo
ple of this city; the people of the
whole land; not only those .who are
suffering, but those wno have friends
in danger are earnestly aid long
The above quotation from the New
York Tribune is causing considerable
commotion, as it seems to lift the
coer from a subject that has become
of Natioual importance. The alarm
ing increase of kidney diseases; their
insidious beginnings and frightful
endings and the acknowledged in
ability of physicians to successfully
cope with them may well awsken
the greatest dread of every one who
has the slightest symptoms. It j
fortunate, however, that the surest
relief is often found where, possibly,
least expected, and that there is a
specific for the evils above described
we have come to fully believe.
Within the past two years we have
frequently seen statements of parties
claiming to have been cured of serious
kidney trouoles even after hope had
been abandoned; but in common
with most people we have described
them. Quite recently, however, a
number of prominent"and well-known
men have come out voluntarily and
stated over their signatures that they
were completely cured by the use of
Warner's Safe Kidney and Liver
Cure. Most people hrve been aware
that this medicine has. an unusual
standing and one entitling it to be
classed above proprietary articles
generally; but that it had accom
plished so much in checking the rav
ages of kidney disease is not so gen
erally known. Its great worth has
been shown not only by the .cures it
has affected, but also because a num
ber of base imitations have appeared
in the market, fraudulently claiming
the valuable qualities of the original
Safe Cure. If it were not valuable,
it would not be imitated.
The above may seem l'ke an ultra
endorsement of a popular remedy
but it is not one whit stronger than
the facts admit. Whatever assists
the world towaid health and conse
quent happiness, Ahould receive the
hearty endorseinSit of the press and
all friends oftjJifoity. It is on pre
cisely this principle that the forego
ing statement is made and it merits
the careful consideration of every
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