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FRIDAY MORNING, APB. (i, 1S83
Tffls papee aii i.
"Newspaper Advertising Bureau (10 Spn-.ce street),
where advertising contracts may ho made for it Bt
Hew York, at not less than our regular ad. rates.
Short announcement of deaths published free.
When accompanied by an extended notice , reso
lntions five cents per line will be charged. A poetry
published by request will be chargee for at the rate
of five cents per Hue.
First claw clocks just received by P. P.
For the best pocket knives go to Will
Ex-Senator Grover arrived in Salem this
B. A. Belknap from Monroe precinct wa3
in Corvallis this week.
The Gem for April is out, and is equally
Tip to its former efforts.
Our citizens will indulge in a social dance
at the city hall this evening.
Hon. R. A. Bensell of Newport was out
attending court here last week.
More potatoes and cabbage wanted on
subscription its another boy.
Claude Warren, of the Summit, was in
the city the fore part of the week.
Town property and farm land for sale or
trade. Inquire at the Gazette office .
Supt. Yates of the O. P. R. R. wag in
town during last week and first of this.
The McCalla took on 1500 sacks of wheat
at Blair's wharf the fore pirt of the" week.
Legal blanks furnished at this office on
short notice at less than San Francisco
Mr. E. A. Swan, of Siletz Agency, was
in the city on Wednesday and favored us
with a call.
Go to August Knight's One of the best
workmen in the State and buy your fnniture
Ihe stock holders in the vacuam motor
machine held a meeting in this" city last
ma w . juoore jr., 13 announced as a
candidate for the office of city marshal, at
the coming election.
Mr. Chas. Thompson has had his new
patent saw machine ia town during the Is,3t
two weeks on exhibition.
Ihe Jintfrprtse of the 29 th says: Yester
day-morning nineteen imigrjnts arrived in
Oregon City from Missouri.
The recent grand jury of this county have
been very industrious judging from the
number of indictments found.
Your place to buy the cheapest and best
Jiarness and saddles in the valley ia at S. A.
Hemphill's well known stand.
The people np and down Yoquina bay
have nearly all been out in attendance on
Court here during the present term.
E. C. Vaughan has a nicely assorted
stock of groceries, crockery, end glassware
for sale on the best and most reasonable
S. R. H&wley, Wm. Tilly and W. C.
Woodcock, from the Belknap settlement,
were ia town during the week looking after
The rains of the last fifteen days have
made glad all the people of Oregon. The
previons apprehension by soma of drouth is
Frank Irvine went up to Portland on
Thursday to consult with an oculist, as one
of his eyes is causing him much trouble
A petition has been circulated on the
Bay asking for a daily instead of an every -
now-and-then mail, and of coarse every
body signed it.
Mr. Neugass, whom we made mention of
last week as being quite sick, is yet in c
critical condition and consultation had to be
called from Portland.
Our farmers who have caftle for sale will
find a ready market these Atys as the
country is being scoured with purchasers
offering fair prices.
The reason why boots and shoes sold by
S. H. Look give satisfaction is because hia
oiock is made to order and from material
selected by himself.
James W. Brassfield of Newport, this
county, returned from Portland on kst Sat
urday's train and on the following day with
others started for the bay.
Reports of an outbreak of Umatilla and
Warm Spring Indians were in circulation
darinsthe first part of the week, but proved
groundless and sensational.
For the great Oregon B'ood .Purifier ht3
cured me of my so much Quinine habit and
general debility, I have suffered so long.
Yours truly, Ws. Arlington:
An anonymous communication dated
March 23th, informs U3 that Mr. Huffmr.n
has lieeji quite sick for several days with
Neuralgia of the brain the truth of which
we can 'not vouch for.
We keep constantly on band at this office
a large lot and variety of stationery lefter
heads, bill heads, envelopes, and papers of
different kind? which we furnish at the
lowest possible prices.
Merry Mason the fine CMdesdale Stalion
will stand the season of 1SS3 at Se4 King's
stable in Corvallis, Benton connty Oregon,
3 days out of each week commencing April
5th 18S3. D. Ghus-is, Owner.
The fine stallion, Young Benton, owned
By W. W. Starr, took the first premium at
the stata fair of '82 as a horse for all work
This is a fine animal and our farmers would
do well to examine his many good qualities.
The Am Aorthwcxt says that aborct 00
per cent of the immigrants constantly ar
riving are permanent settlers, and are well
supplied with hinds. The average amount
of money brought by the: is $1000 per fsm-
The Commercial Herald of Portland Eay3:
Seventy-two skilled iron workers from
Pennsylvania have arrived dnring the week
past and commenced work for the Oregon
Iron & Steel Company at the Oswego mine.
3iey bare had cottages built near the works
tod will form the nucleus of a thriving set
(tooMBS ia that neighborhood.
J. H. Lewis is announced as a candidate
for the office of city recorder at the coming
JakieAyles, who has made his home on
Rock creek for the past few years, is in the
r city, preparatory to starting east of the
1 mountains whre be will make his future
Mr. Goodman, who has been employed
by Wells, Fargo & Co. -to run between here
and Portland as their messenger, has been
removed to a like position up on the North
Our citizens are promised another drama
by the 1. J. S. Literary Society on the 27th
inst., entitled "Not so big a fool as he
looks," and. is under the management of
Ben Johnson who has been in the city
jail for the past eight or nine months, after
being tried twice for murder and once for
larceny and acquitted, was discharged yes
Since our late warm rains things are pre
senting a different color. The trees are
nearly all leaved out and the grass through
out the valley has matured enough to afford
ycry good picking for cattle.
The herring spawn on the pile3 at the
dock is wonderful to behold, says the Ya
quina Post. The piles for the space of ten
feet are covered, from a single layer of eirgs
to a thickness of two and a half inches.
Owing to the inclemency ofthe weather
the base ball match between the Monmouth
club and the college nne of this place did
not come off last Saturlay, butif the weath
er will permit the contest will take place on
the 7th in3t.
A benevolent gentlem&n at Portland
wautcu to pray for the prisoners in the
county jail last Sunday. Several assented
and joined with him; bat one ot tkecj stole
the missionary's spectacles and exhibited
them the next day on the way to the peni
tentiary. A petition signed by a number of our cit
izens Las been forwarded to the authorities,
asking that the passenger train, lately put
on between Portland and McMinnville, be
run clear through to Corvallis, but jn3t
whether or no'
will avail anything is
har 1 to determine.
Now that spring is here every one should
see to it that their yards are cleaned np and
all decaying vegetable matter removed from
the premises. There is filth enough scat
tered about the city to cause a great deal
of sickness and it should 1 attended to in
time. A word, to the wise is sufficient.
An ex change says that Goose Lake is
about 8 miles wide at I ho upper end, ami
every 8 inches of this distance for a n:ile
wide is occupied by a white goose. The
spaces lietween are filled in with honkers,
brants and ducks of eveay description,
while the shore of the lake ia lined all
around with swans. The like i3 rarely wit
nessed, aa?l the grass crop is likely to be a
L. O. K'.me & Co. of this place offer their
large and well selected slock of general
merchandise for less prices and on more
favorable terms than such goods have ever
been offered before. They invite everybody
to call and examine their stock and prices
before purchasing. They mean businpss
and don't you forget their place of business.
T. W. B. Smith has recently rented the
warehouse at Boonville in this county who
assisted by warehouseman T. J. . Biair will
take in store and khip all grain entrusted to
their care by the farmers. Mr. Smith i3 a
weil known and lrr.3tworr.hy man and if
permitted will no doubt handle the grain
with fairness to customers. The intention
is to enlarge the warahoaoe and put in a
lot of improved m?chinery.
C. B. Whitney ami Co. hav the largest
finest and best selected stock of goods ever
brought to CVii va'iis. Their motto is large
sales small profits and quick returns. If
ou want to m-Jce yonr money easy call at
their store and buy your goods from 5 to 20
per cent less than they can be had at anv
other store in Oregon. Rem
saved is money made.
Genuine pebble spectacles and eyeglasses
for sale at P. P. Greffoz.
r tsemoas Association of Oregon.
The proceeding of the first annual meet
ing of the Firemens mm i itSni of Oregon
hel l at Astoria July 5th I8S2 is received.
Itcont:dns the constitution and bylaws ot
the association. The next ' annual meeting
will be hold at Salem on the 15 and 10th
.lays of next June. AH department and
companies are invited to "attend and parti
cipate in the contests there given.
On the 20th inst. tire schooner Coquille
met withan accident in attempting to go to
sea from Bandon, says the Coast Ma!!.
From some cause or other the tog tailed to
handle the schooner succesifu'ly and she
weut ashore on the north spit, after which
the tide raised and she Irirted off into the
river and agiitisc 3 rock, which carried away
her stern pout and about 20 feet of her keel.
1'he Coquille was taken back to Bandon, un
loaded, repaired, and reloaded, and is no
doubt well on bar way to San Francisco by
LIST Or LSTTER3
Remaining unclaimed in tho Postoffice at
Corvallis, Benton Connty, . Oregon, Friday
April 6, 1833. Persons calling for the same
will please say "advertised," giving date of
Hclbert, Julia Ann.
Taylor, Kate M.,
Sellers, John E. 2.
Rockwood, L. O.,
Wilson, R. W.,
N. R. Barber, P. M
Hew Water Dltsa.
The citizens are -taking steps at Harris
burg. Linn connty, to have a water ditch
dug this summer at that place. They con -template
bringing water down from the Mo
Kenzie river from near Cobsrsr.
The adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
Bensell at 10:30 on Thursday evening of
last week died of diphtheria.
An Sdidbr In Chief.
Owing to the fact that for a long time
we have been much over worked we have
thought seriously of taking in t partner in
the newspaper business in order to get inter
ested help. But in the course of natural
events relief came; Dr. J. B. Lee visited oar
premises yesterday morning and shook the
bedclothes a few times and out tumbled a
young editor, weight about ton, pounds.
He was lungs like a lion and we will wager
he can make a first-clas3 oditorial on short
$3000 Cost to Benton County.
Ben Johnson, an Indian, w.is tried List
fall term of Circuit Court, for the murder of
Dr. Hutchinson near Toledo, in this county,
and was acquitted. During the March term
of Court he was tried for larceny in a dwell
ing house and also for the murder of Melvin
McKee, adopted Soli of the former, and
murdered at the same time with .the Dr.
In all three cases he was acquitted. The
costs to Benton County is perhaps from
three to four thousand dollars. Aad still
no one has been convicted for the double
murder and it is well established that the
murder was committed: The all absorbing
question is who was the perpetrator. On
the last trial it was testified that the track
of Ben Johnson was bat a few foot behind
the body of the boy where he was fonud
murdered and that the track was made there
after the boy was murdered, because the
track of the Indian was an top of the track
of the boy. It is getting so that circum
stantial evidence will not answer any longer
with which to convince a jury. They must
have the act of murder testified to by sn
eye -itue-s and then they would probably
roach the conclusion that the act was done
in self defense. The public are interested
in learning the person who committed the
foul deed because any of ihe rest of our best
citizens are likely to be found dead by the
wayside a3 long ai such crimes go un
punished. A Telephone iyaiita s'jr Banton Connty.
Mr. Editoti Gazette: Tho Corvallis
and Philomath Telephone system h3 now
been ia operation f r about 3 years and has
become a well established and useful insti
tution. As a business venture it h3 proved
an entire success, paying clear of all ex
panses a high rate of interest on the in
vestment. I think the time has now ar
rived when aa extension of the telephone to
other points in the country is urgently re
quired. A line from Piii'.oni-.th into Kings
Va'dey would be of great benefit to people
there in giving thn direct communication
with the county seat and it would also be
advantageous to the people of Corvallis by
drawing closer the business ties existing
between them and this outlying portion of
A line from Corvallis to Monroe with a
halfway station would be a like reciprocal
advantage. It is, also, a business necessity
of the immediate future to make a con
nection between the terminus of the O. P.
R. Go's telephone line at Yaquina and the
city of Newport
I am satisfied that all "of these lines will
pny amply for the investment, besides- be
ing of business importance ia other way.?.
Not being prepared to alone undertake the
construction of thsse and other much needed
lines, 1 have concluded in concert with
some friends to place the concern in the
form of a Countv Joint Stock Co., and thas
all thoso who are most affected by the de
velopment of the Telephone system C3n ob
tain a voice and interest in Tt. It may, also,
not be amiss to state that I had in contem
plation tim spring an extension to Albany
and tlio establishment of e system there
and later on a further extension to Salem,
but on application to the pacific Bell Tele
phone Co. of San Francisco for a license I
was iufor.ned th?.t they themselves had
under consideration a general telephone
eyetam for the principal Willamette Valley
towns and pendir.-g the development of their
plana they ' were unwilling to grant new
licenses. Thu3 at an early date Corvallis
will have telephone communication with the
Willamette Va!l.?y town generally.
At the present time there arc 13 sub
scribers to the telephone in Corvallis and
Philomath, (a larger number than at any
previous time), and applications have bean
made for several more instruments.
Chas. Herbert Nash;
Corvallis, April 4, 18?3. - .
Protect Your Stores Asalnst Thieves.
The Jewelers of this place have received
Ihe following circular issued by the Jewe
lers' Protective Union of New York City:
In view of numerous robberies that have
recently occurred in tho South and West,
The Jewelers' Protective Union deem it ad
visable to call the attention of the trade to
the necessity of exercising especial, care and
wartehfiftness in guarding their stores from
the depreciations of the criminal classes.
It is a fact known to the Association that a
gang of experienced "cracksmen" have left
New York (where business placei are pro
tected by th best appliances, such as night
and day watchmen, burglar alarms, district
telegraph wires"iind most thorough detect
ive agencies) and are preceding on a tour
of depredation throughout the South and
West, where few of the above named facili
ties for protection exist. The subject is one
tfeit vitally concerns, us nil, 'and demands
prompt attention. We would suggest that
you h ive in your place of business a burglar
proof aife; also an aided bodied trustworthy
man occupying your premises at niht and
that ho 'should be armed. As sdditional se
curity a private watchman guarding your
store from the outside, who can .siew your
safe as'he passes, would be desirable; At
the best safes -are really more of a guard
against ".'neak thieves" than the professional
cracksmen, who, given timeml opportunity
will force his way into the strongest enclos
ure made, hence the great necessity of hav
ing a living guard besides your iron and
steel surroundings. Tho Executive Com
mitttee of the Union deem it important that
you should give prompt attention to this
warning, an 1 take such' precautions as will
ensure the safety of your property.
Hotioe to all Concernsd.
Those boot3 and shoes just received at
boot and shoe store are the best and cheap
est that we have seen in town.
Some of the very finest of cake appeared
in our sanctum last Tuesday and upon inqai
rv we found that it was the weddine cake
of Charles Moor who on the morning previ
ons had been wedded to Miss Alice Vine.
yard, both of this county. The Gazett
and al! her attendants wish them a long and
useful life andthat thev may be blessed
with a 11 that heart could wish.
Tho Chinese hospital under the joss house
in Portland is about the hardest place next
to a hog pea in ths city for a human being,
says the Statiiard. The Chinese are sup
posed to take care of their sick and decrepit
and tho way they discharge the duty'convej's
an impression thit makes them tired. There
are at present four sick men in that place,
one in a room. They havo no couches, but
lie on the hard floor with a blanket or two"
around them and a greasy bundle for a pil
low. Two of the man sick wore blown up
in a gimt powder divertissra-ent and the
others had lisease. They tried hard to
ra.iice their condition known to white men
who went to look at the pltce, but could not
be understood Close by is tho dead house,
where they who enter leave hope behind.
One r;om that contained a sick rava. was
kept locked. Probably it was feared that
he wsuld gat up and runoff. The Chinese
have their own physician: and tbeir peculi.tr
medical treatment, and it is reasonable to
suppose that they are, la a majority of cases
successful in restoring their siok to health
but a white man who would treat his hogs
as the Chinese treat their sick, would be
proaecuted. It shows tbo character of the
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 15, 1SS3.
Ed. Gazktxe. I scarcely know what to
write about knowing that more local events
that happen here would be ot little inter
est to your readers.
Cincinnati is one of the gayest and most
wicked of cities, and those who have leasure
aad means Imve the greatist possible va
riety of ways for the employment of their
time and money. Tho times are prospefous.
the people light-hearted many light
headed and gay; extravigance and disipa
tion reigns. The city has nearly recovered
from the effects of the great flood which
done a great deal of damage, to the mer
chants and manufacturers whose places of
business were situated on the low ground
al"og the Ohio river. During the flood
business wss almost entirely suspended.
Tne water was so high that ths gas works
had to suspend operation for over one week
and the city was lefi in total darkness.
Also the water works closed and left in the
reservoirs only seven days supply of water.
Economy wa3 practiced by alt-iu the use of
water. The water reached as high up as
Pearl street between third and fourth street
on the south side of the city. Fire engines
were placed on large flit boats and were
anchored out in the sabmurged streets so aa
to prevent fires in that district. About
300 armed so' liers were put on the police
force to guard the city by night so as to
prevent the many thieves and burglfrs of
Cincinnati from taki-ig advantage of the
darkness and doing their works of evil.
Churches and school houses were thrown
open for the sufferers of the flood. The hum
of sewing machines 4c, in the churches
made it mere like" a manufactory than a
house of worship. Relief committees were
formed and every possible kind of aid was
furnished to the sufferers. Now the river
has gone down and they are all back in their
houses once more. But the relief com
mittee is still at wurk furnishing them with
clothing, fuel, etc. Cincinnati deserves
great credit, for fhe has atteude 1 to the
wants cf her own suffered and also given
great tod to other towns along the river
that were ca!!ic for help from tho outside.
I had the pleasure of hearing the world's
mo3t famous prima donnas, Patti, Albaui,
Porch Madia, Soalchi and a ecore of other
celebrated artists who took part in the
Opera Festival last month. There has never
been, in thi3 country, so many distinguished
artists nnited in one company as at this
Festival. Tho chorus, consisting of the
most talented singers here in the city, num
bered about two hundred. I caa only say
that it was grand.
Cincinnatiar.s are looking forward to an
other great event, that is tho Dramatic Fes
tival, which ivill come off on the week com
mencing April 30th. All the most cele
brated tragedians on the American stage
will take part in it. Such as John Mc
Collough, Murdock Barrett, also Mary
Anderson, Madam Eeah and others. For
several weeks a corps of scenic artists have
been at work painting the scenery Jthat will
be used in the different plays. A lingo drop
curtain will be painted. The design is of
very rich white satin curtain in heavy folds
looped back, disclosing a magnificent picture
of Regulas, splendidly caporisonod, leaving
Rome for Carthage. Thi3 is being painted
on a canvass Sixty-five by fifty feet. The
managers are not sparing time or money to
have the Dramatic Festival a snccoss.
Some other observations I had intended
to make on this subject but as my letter is
already longer than I expected I will close.
' E. j". Glass.
Tho f.Jlowing loving epistle was handed
to a reporter the "other day. The names
we withhold: Dearest B , my love 13
stronger than the smell of coffee, patent
butter or the kick of a young cow. Sen
sations of exquisite joy go through me like
cohort3 of skippers through Limbuigor
cheese and caper over my heart like 3'oung
goats on a stable roof. I felt a3 if -I conid
lift myself np by my boot straps to the
height of a church steeple, or like an old
stage horse in a green pasture. As the
mean pup hankers after sweet milk, so do I
hanker after your presence. And as the
gosling swimmith in the mad puddle, so do
1 swim in a sea of delightfulnes3 when you
are near me. My heart flops np aad down
like a churn da3her, awl my eyes stand open
like cellar doors in a country town; and if
my love is not reciprocated, I will piao
away and die like a poisoned bed-bug, and
yon can come and catch a cold on my
Death Of a Pioneer Merchant- and Good Ean
Brief Sketch of ni3 Life.
Shortly after eleven o'clock last Friday
morning Charles Hodge died at his resi
dence, corner Sixth and Montgomery streets,
in Portland, aged rifty-fonr years, says the
Oreijoman. He was born in Newburyport,
Massachusetts, in October, 1828. He learned
the business of retail drnggist in the store of
his uncle, Charles M. Hodge, in that place,
and in 13-i9 sailed for California via Cape
Horn, arriving early in 1850. Soon after he
established hiui3elt in business in San Fran
cisco, whore he remained until 1800, when
he came to Portland and opened a wholesale
and retail drug store in connection with the
late Charles E. Calef, under the firm name
of Hodge 4 Calef. In 1867 tilts wa3 changed
to Hodge, Calef k Co., by the admission of
Geo. W. Snell, and on the death of Mr.
Calef in 1876 the firm became Hodge, Snell
4 Co. In 1878 the firni3 of Hodge, Snell
Si Co. and T. A. Davis & Co. were consol
idated und'er tho firm name of Hodge, Davie
& Co., which continues .at this time. He
was married March 31, 18C1 twenty-two
years ago to ;day to Miss Novison, who
with one child, MioS Hannah Hodge, sur
He was chairman of ths board of trustees
of the Unitarian church, president of the
board of school directors, a director of the
Mechanics' Fair association, treasurer of
Willamette Lodge No. 2, Free and Accepted
Masons, and an active and valuable mem
ber of the boerd of trade. He died of pneu
monia. Mr. Hodge was one of the most'
valuable of our citizens. He was actuated
by a high public spirit, was noted for con
scientious devotion to duty in all relations
of life, and always bore a part in every
movement fox promotion of thej interests of
the community, both in a moral and mater
ie.l w ay. He was one of the men .whom the
community, wbio'u is fortunate enough to
possess them, can least afford to spare. The
funeral took place last Sunday under tho
supervision of the Masonic Fraternity.
Cure for Corns.
A correspondent of tlje Scientific Amer
icm is authority for the following cure for
corns: Iate one -tonrui cup as strong
vinegar, crum finely into it some bread; let
it stand half an hour, or until it softens
into a itpaH poultice; then apply on retiring
at night. In ths morning the soreness will
be gone and the corn can be picked out.
If the corn is a very obstinate one it may
require two or more applications to affect a
The Cure ror Hard Times,
ilbsuy ffiraid very appropriately
y people are g
about dullness of
are growling and
hard times iu Oregon;
business and scarcity of
money. Here is the secret of dull times and
scarcity of money. Read and reflect. The
Queen of the Paeiiic en her last trip to
i'ortland among other things brought 23
cases of hony, 213 sacks of beans, 22 cases
of cheese, nine barrels, 20 half-barrel3 and
four boxes of butter, seven cases of lard,
two barrels four casks and 61 tierces of
bams, 22 barrels of meal, 1159 sicks of
ground barley, and the Umatilla on her lasi
trip brough 14 cases of honey, 30 sacks of
beazrs, 119 cans of lard, two cases of bacon,
two casks fhrce barrels one sack of ha:ri3,
two casks of batter, three cases of cheese
and 175 sacks of bran. This i3 probably a
fair average of sundry articles of necessity
that the steamers are landing in Portland
twice a week, amounting to hundreds of
thousands of dollars annually. Farmers
of Oregon must stop this leak if they ever
expect good times.
W. L. Cauthoru S232 50
M. J. Conner 197 50
T. B. Williamson 132 50
Christopher Vass 72 50
A. J. Locke . . 80 00
E. Holgate 930 00
T. EL Powers 95 CO
Jasper Newton 190 00
Wiley Norton 167 50
A. B. Newton : 132 50
J. F. Wood 67 50
C. B. WelU.... i .... 139 09
W. H. Boles 525 09
R. A. nnbburt 50 00
Wra. Robinson . . . .-, . . 140 00
J. S. S. Powell i . 205 09
John Whiteaker 67 50
Arch Johnson 127 50
J. E. Edwards. ". 160 09
H. M. Finley. 59 00
T. H. Welsher.. 235 00
n. B. Nichols 135 00
J. T. Mansfield 95 00
Wm. Groves 857 04
P. A. Wnstrow 85 00
Joseph Thompson 122 50
J. P. Prie3t 2-12 50
Jame3 Hamer 59 00
Howard Ebert 132 50
J. C, YantiS... 75 00
L. W. Hnnt 42 50
H. A. Lutzens 27-50
C. Hoberg 122 50
m H. Starr...... 112 50
W. N. Phillips 132 50
W. n- P;irrish 52 50
R.. T. Motley , 100 00
J. M. Dunsworth 70 00
J. If. Watson.... 165 00
W. H. Hanerfc 67 50
W. H. Levaugh '.. 100 00
G. W. Hodart 105 00
A.W.Wright . .. 4)5 00
Marion Ruble 92 00
E. M. Kenny . 80 00
H. A. Baxter 55 00
D. J. Derby 52 50
Total S7272 00
The above distribution was made March
23. Had the distributions been made earil
er less than $5099 would have been distribu
ted. The county Treasurer and J. decided
it would be to the best interest of the
schools to put off the distributions until the
last of the month; our object was to get all
possible for the spring distributions. Orders
are drawn favor of all clerks, as few districts
have reported the result of the annual
school meeting, according to law. This r
port must be made immediately,
E. A. MlLNBB,
Supt of Schools.
HON. I N. SMITH.
Action of the Bar of tne Second and Third
judicial Districts Relative tdiis Death -
At a meeting of the members of the bar
of the second and third judicial districts of
the State of Oregon, held at the office of
of Kelsay and Keesee, rh the city of Cor
vallis, during the March term. 1883, of the
the circuit court of said district, held on the
28th, day of March, 1883, to take some ac
tion in reference to the death of Hon. I. N.
Smith, a member of the bar of this state and
former prosecuting atto-ney of the second
judicial district, the following proceedings
were had, to wit:
On motion, Judge Kelsay was elected
chairman and L. II. Montayne secretary.
. Judge Burnett stated the object of the
meeting to be to take some measures in
commemoration of ths death ot I. N. Smith.
On motion, a committee of three, consist
ing of John Burnett, R. S. Strahan and J.
W. Rayburn, were appointed by the chair
man of the meeting to prepare and present
to the Circuit Court of tho saeond judicial
district, now in session; resolutions express
ive of their fealias on the death of Bro. I.
The committeo present to the court the
Resolved, That we have receivod with re
gret the news of the death of Hon. I. N.
Smith, formerly a member of the bar of the
second judicial district of the state of Ore
gon and prosecuting attorney of said dis
trict; that we bow in sorrow to this last de
cree. We mourn the loss. Peac9 to his
ashes; honor to l.U memory. Friend, broth
er, we bid the a long, last, kind farewell.
Resolved, That while wo mourn his loss,
and feel that the friends and places which
knew him here will know him again no
moie ou earth, wo will ever cherish his
memory as that of a good citizon, ah honest
and upright man, a sound lawyer and a
sincere sad devoted friend.
Resolved, That these resolutions br pre
sented to the;honorab!e Circuit Court cf the
second judicial district with a request that
they be spread upon tho records of the court,
and that the erefk send a Copy thereof,
under the seal of the ecurt, to the family of
the deceased. JOHj BURNETT,
R. S. STRAHAN
J. W. RAYBURN,
Singular Accident. t
Rev. L. A. Banks, while getting out of
his buggy a few days since, inflicted a slight
scratch ou his little finger, says the Qn-
ronian. A day or two after, while calling
at a friend's, ho wai presented with some
caster eggs, dyed in various colors. While
carrying these home, wrapped in paper, it
earns on 10 rain and the coloring matter
from the eggs stained hi3 hand, some of it
getting into the scratch on his little finger.
The next day the wound inflamed and his
arm became swollen to the shoulder and
was very painful. For two days and nights
ie suffered much and was somewhat alarmed
'or the consequence, but at the end of that
time the swelling went down, and he is now
experiencing but little trouble from the
finger. Tho egpa were probably dyed with
niliuo. which is known to ba poisonous.
Many fatal .cciuents have been caused by
the use of clothing dyed with aniline, and
pencils and inks formed of the ssme ma-
rial. Too much -care cannot be used in
handling anything ictothe composition of
which aniline enters. .
Sums to Dsata by a Cigarette.
A young man by the name of Geo. Van
Langee, of Portland, retired to bed oa Wed
nesday night o? last week with a cigarette
in his mouth, S3 he had been in the habit of
doing, when ho soon full to sleep, says a re
cent dispatch. About 12 o'clock the hall
was discovered to be full of smoke, and on
going to Van Langee'sfroom he waj found
deeping the sleep of thejust and his bed slow
ly burning from under him. He wa3 soon
yanked out, and in all probability will not
smoke ia bed hereafter.
Peremtory Auction Sale A Chance for Bar-
On Friday April the 20th 18S3, at 10 A.
M. , the undersigned will sell without re
serve at his farm 3 miles northwest of Cor
vallis, a fine lot of Btoek, consisting of cows,
calves, yearlings, horses, and 25 head of
hogs, also all my farming impliraents and
utentials, one new Dexter Queen top buggy,
and oue open buggy, I set double buggy
harness; also ill my household goods, bed -ding
aad furniture and many other articles
too numerous to mention. See posters for
terms. R. T. Motley.
Jos. R. K. I it ytn, Auctioneer.
Quito a number of Ursrig faces aro seen
on cur streets.
M M. Da' is and Alonso Case have taken
partners in their respective business.' . They
weigh about S los. apiece
The tug Gen Wright is off the bar and
will probably be in at high tide.
The new wharf built for the harbor im
provement will be ready for business by
next wee':. We are informed that work on
the jetty will hereafter be pushed as fast
as is expedient. Rax.
All persons desiring extra copies of the
Gazette while cur articles descriptive of
Benton county giving the names of tax pay
ers &c, aro being published, will please
leave or send their orders to the office im
mediately so that we may bo able to know
how many extras to print.
A cuarrret couple with
out fvi.i.v. The mo.11
tnut be a got d hand and able to do all kinu3 of farm
work. His wife to wash, cook, etf fci two.
Address A. B. Gazzttb office," C'orvallii. 14 tf
T1 v CJ A .T T7 Two unimproved lots in
JC KJ-iX O ZVj-jXli, CorvaBis,, Or. One of
tne choicest buildinjr nlarrs in the city for fca!c reas
onable. AT.SO Four unimproved lota except fenc
ed in -CorTalli 3. Or. The choicest btiildmir p'ace in
tbo city for ?ale re?onable. Enquire of M. 8. Wood
cock at tlie Gazette o"Sr;e. ;
T3"T CJ A T TP. A FARM of 478 acres.
1JXV 0AXjjC: forle. than SIS per
acre, being' one of the cheapest and best fanes hi
3entoi. county, situated 4 :niie3 west of llonroe, of
a miio"fronvivgo,l school, in one of th? test neigh
borhoods in the slate with church privileges handv.
About 130 acrea in cultivation, anrt' over 400 can be
cnltivtaed. All under fence, with jjf.od two story
fm-BA hoii;2. la-iare harn and -orchard: has running
water the vevarundT and is well suited lor Ktock,
and dairy purposes. This-isone of the cheapest term
in the Willamette Valley Terms easy. Enquire of
M. 8. Woodcock at the Gazette office.
Circuit Court Proceedings of March Tertri
far Benton County, Oregon.
(Continued from last week)
State of Oregon vs Ben Johnson fbt lar
ceny in a dwelling house after tiial th
jury brought in a verdict of "Not guilty.
Paulina Wood va Jesse Wood et aj. H
W. Keesee appointed guardian ad litem
defendants, J D. Wood and Elizabeth
Wood to represent their interests in thi
suit "-. .
W. W. Tantia Administrator of th eJ
fate of Jas. A Yantis vs S. H, Oliver af tsf
trial by jury they rendered verdict in fa6
of plaintiff for $300 upon which tha court
afterward gave judgment for that amount
At this time John Kelsay presented tbxj
resolutions adopted by ihe bar on the death
of I. N. Smith which rosolutioas are found
in another column.
State of Oregon V3 Tliomss Kynaiton lo-1
dieted for the crime of assault with rateu
to commit raj, under the directio of tl
court tho jury brought in a verdict of "JfaS
District Attorney moved the court fotf
leave to submit the lait named case to th
graud jury again which motion was after
wards by the court overuled:
Willamette valley and Cosst Eailrowj
Company vs M. L. Trapp, notion of plain-
tiffs council for continuance overruled by
IT. P. Harris vs Oregon Pacific Eaflroaoi
Company, motion of defendants fb oontin-'
nance which was granted bf the court upon
ths defendant paying forty dollars.
Adeline Moore vs Stokely Meor 41s-1"
missed ou motion of plaintiffs attorney.
SloVe'.y Moore vs Adaline Moore d
fendant withdrew her defence and George
Brock appointed Referee to take testimeny
and report his findings of law and facts te
State of Oreaon vs Z. P. Jones Indicted
for the crime of larceny by altering mark
and brands on an animal arraigned and
took hi3 day to plsad who afterwards plead
The State of Oregon vs Frank Yalard
indicted for the crime of assault with intent
to kill arraigned and took his day to plead
who afterwards plead not guilty.
Charles Dubruille v3 Sol King dismissed at
plaintiffs cost on his motion.
H. Dubruille vs Sol King dismissed at
H. A. Drubruille and Charles Dubruill.
vs Sol King and Max Friendly dismissed at
Adolph Taiael vs Robert Sweabolt on too.
ticu F. M. Johnson was appointed Referee!
to take testimony an i facts, and time to
take the ssme extended to 1st day of next
Ellen Humphrey va Albert Humphrey
Referees report received divorce granted 111
favor of plaintiff custody of minor children
granted to plaintiff and flOGO Allimoay
decreed against defendant.
Stokely Moore vs Adaline Moore divoroe!
(.granted to plaintiff and custody of mines1
children given to him.
C. J. Bishop vs Oreso Pacific Railroad
Company. Trial by jury and plaintiff non
suited by the court.
James G. Cherry Administrator vs ATler
Parker judgment against defendant for'
f747 62 and ?50 attorneys fees.
State of Oregon vs Ralph Wrenn hf-'
dieted for obtaining money under false pro-
tenses, arraigned and took his day to plead.
Maria Armington vs So' King ordered
Rachael Smith vs W. P. Smith and Mt
P. Avery dismissed at plaintiffs cost.
Mary Ellen Willey vs Wm. Proudfoot
et al continued.
W. A. McCulloue;h vs Oregon Paciflo"
Railroad Co., continued.
State of Oregon vs Labaa Sanders, de
fendant sentenced to the penitentiary Usf
one year and to pay the costs of the pros,
cutiou in this caso.
Board of Commissioners for tho oalo of
School and University lands ts B. W.
Wilsou and others, decree of foreclosure of
mortgage and sals of mortgaged property to
satisfy tho sum ef 8287 34 and the sunt ot
Charles Hodges vs Wm. Hodgos eon--
Willamette valley and Coast Railroad
Company vs M L. Trapp, ou plaintiffs ma:
John Burnett & John Kelsay ts Thoa.
P. Espy judgment for 3114 87 against de
fendant. John Lay ton vs T. E. Parker Judgment
against defendant for $99 63 and costs.
A. J. Tiangworlfcy assignment for benefit
of creditors continued.
Knapp Burrtll & Co. vs Wm. Bxgloy and
others, judgment in favor of plaintiff and
-against defendant, Wm. Bagley, for fo4f
and $61 attorneys fees and decree of sale of
mortgaged real and personal property, and
decree in favor of defendants, Woodcock at
Baldwin, and against defendants Bagley
Marlett & Burns for the sum of $243 25 and
325 attorneys foe.3 and older to sell mors
gaged real ami personal property, and de
cree in favor of defendants Belknap Brother
& Kennedy and against defendant Wm.
Bagley for $301 and sale of mortgaged real
and personal property and decree in favor
of A. Canthorn & Son against Bagley, Mar
lett A Burns for the sum of $232 and sale of
mortgaged property, and decree in favor of
F. Born for the sum of $307 and $30 attor
neys fees against defendants Bagley, Marletfc
and Burns and sale of mortgaged property.
F. B. Dunn vs W. H. Huffman and Mary
E. Huffman con tinned.
State of Oregon vs Thos. Kyniston tiporf
two indictments fof assault upon two girls)
arraigned and took his day to plead to each
State of Oregon vs Ralph Wrenn ar
raigned upon an indictment for the crime?
of obtaining money under false pretenses
plead guilty att was sentenced by thof
court to 1 yesr in the penitentiary.
John Harris vs Robert M. Logan leavof
granted to plaintiff to rile amended com
Adolph Taisel vs Robert Sweabolt md--tion
to vacate order appointing receiver
Eliza Sanders vs G. W. Honck demTSser
to complaint overruled with leave to dei
fendant to answer.
Willamette valley and Coast Railroad
Co. vs William Wyatt demurer to complain!?
overruled with leave to defendant to an