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lutions fire cent per line will be charged. A poetry
published by request will be charger, for at the rate
of five cents per line.
Fruit in the Alsea will be i scarcity.
Will T. Weber from the Yaquina country
was in town daring the week.
Hon. Sol Hirsch of Portland was in Cor
Tallia on Tuesday visiting friends.
Prof. McMahon of the Forst Grove col
lege was in Corvallis daring the week.
Rev. Mr. Hanna will preach at the Col
lege chapel next Sunday morning. All are
M. C. Connor and Chas. Crosno of Kings
Valley were in town during the week and
remained a day or two.
Prof. J. B. Horner and wife, with friends,
have been over in Alsea valley during the
last week for health and pleasure.
pr T. V. B. Erabree was in Dallas last
week who delivered the address at the clos
ing exercises of the Lacreole Academy.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Synod for
Oregon and Washington Territory met at
Lebanon, Linn county, yesterday evening.
The firemen of McMinnville have a new
carpet in their brick hall, and with their
- new furniture throughout, they feel quite at
C. W. Watts of Albany and Mr.
Nutting of the Aloany Democrat, gave our
town a call last Tuesday and returned the
Rev. Joseph Emery returned last Tues
day evening from a trip to Newport, where
he spent a few days and had a pleasant and
Although it has generally been understood
that "a garden without weeds" exists only
in poetry, yet Mr. McCormick demonstrotes
that such can be.
John Vernon, a young man aged about
18 years, died of consumption, in the Alsea,
on the evening of the 22nd inst. He was
buried in Linn county.
A young man to ran printing presses and
who desires at the same time to learn the
printing business generally will be given a
good situation at this office.
Mrs. Leona McNulty accompanied by her
sister Miss Jessie Taylor returned to Cor
vallis during the fore part of this week
from a trip to Walla Walla, W. T.
D. W. Claypool of Upper Ochcco arrived
in Albany recently, crossing the mountains
via the Lebanon pass. He reports the snow
about all gone and the traveling good.
Caster post will hold a camp-fire reunion
at McMinnville, Or., on the evening of the
2d of July, and board the train next morn
ing with the brass band, for the reunion at
The tunnel through the Grave creek bill
is expected to be finished by the Fourth of
July and the contractors and employees
propose celebrating the event in grand style
on that day.
T. J. Buford returned from Portland last
Tuesday where he has been for several
- weeks looking after business and with a
view of sending purchasers to buy Benton
county real estate.
Mrs. Carter will serve ice cream in her
building near the Gazette office, on Sat
urday evening and Sunday and also on the
Fourth of July. For a good dish of cream
give Mrs . C. a call.
F. M. Wadaworth, agent, and Frank
Stanton from Siletz Indian reservation ar
rived in Corvallis last Sunday and have been
in town during the past week. Everything
on the agency is moving along nicely.
John Moore, Jr., v.has recently finished
with his steam saw machine, sawing a large
lot of lumber from green poles suitable for
fencing. He will continue for several weeks
on a job of sawing poles across the river.
Will M. Kirk, S. T. Jeffries and J. 1
Foster went about six miles west of Monroe
near Oliver's mill, last Monday and spent
the day fishing for mountain trout. They
secured a fine lot of the speckled beauties.
The people of Newport are grading front
street in their town and when completed
they will have a good passable street in
front of their business houses. They expect
to have the work done by the coming fourth
One of thfe most pleasant gatherings ever
held in this city was that of the surprise
party given Miss Eda Jacobs on last Tues
day evening in honor of her birthday. The
modern enjoyments were freely indulged
in and the delicacies of the season served in
The contract for cutting the long tunnel
through the Siskiyou mountains, on the ex.
tension of the O. ft C. R. R., has been let
to Messrs. D. D. McBean and E. J. Jef
ferey of Portland; The timnel is 3100 feet
in length and the price per fofft paid for
constructing it will be $69. It is to be
Completed by one year from October next.
The four district schools just across the
river in Linn eourrty joined in holding a
picnic together at Oak ridge" school house.
A large crowd was present and a general
good time was had. A number of speakers
Were present and mad a appropriate remarks
among the rest was Dr. T. V. B. Embree
of Corvallis, who delivered his say is his
a sual happy style.
On last Sabbath evening while the team
of Mr. Andrew Rickard was returning home
from the camp meeting services at Bel foun
tain, and while going down the hill west of
Monroe, the break gave way which started
the horses to ran away down hill until
they mashed one wheel entirely to pieces
breaking one axle and otherwise smashing
things generally, throwing the three daugh
ters of Mr. Rickard and a yonng man out
of the wagon down the hill some 20 feet
jumbling them all np in a pile and braising
Sbm more or less
The Hon. J as. Chambers who has been
keeping the store at the Siletz agency has
been sick for some time and is still in poor
health. It seems that he first took a severe
cold which settled upon his lungs and by
neglect for a time it became so bad that it
is likely to result fatally. We are informed
that parties went over to the agency some
days ago to move him out to his old home,
but after arriving there it was thought not
best for him to make the trip at present.
Mr. Chambers' many friends will regret
much to learn of his severe illness.
Look Out For the Bobbers.
A few years ago a lot of swindling bilks
traveled through the country selling what
they called English goods from bankrupt
stocks. Their goods were done up several
kinds in a lot and they sold the lot for $150
apiece. When farmers did not have the
money they would take their notes. They
represented the goods being so cheap and
told of another lot of their peddlers who
would come along in a few days but who
never came, with twilled flannels at 20
cents per yard, calico at 3 cents per yard
and other things in proportion, until many
people really believed they were getting
bargains. Until after their money had been
paid or their notes given they learned that
they were bilked in the worst way. We
understand through different exchanges
that these traveling thieves and robbers .fre
again traveling through the conntry on the
same mission and selling goods in a similar
manner. These swindlers would not get
any-thin?- worse than they deserve if they
should meet with a substantial coat of tar
and feathers; and yet we cannot pity people
who instead of patronizing "home stores in
their home town get robed by these travel
ing thieves, and yet as a publisher of a pub
lic journal it is our duty to warn people of
the approaching danger. We learn they
are taking in the southern part of the state
and will no doubt be in the Willamette
The picnic had at this place last Friday
passed off during the whole day quiet and
peaceably with no disturbance to interfere
with the enjoyment of the day's proceed
ings. The crowd was not so large as we
have heretofore witnessed at this place on
such occasions. But the happy 'and pleas
ant appearing faces present on the occasion
indicated that they enjoyed the days pro
ceedings. Seat' had been arranged in the
shady grove in front of the court house,
and about eleven o'clock the people assem
bled there and listened to appropriate ad
dresses from Judges Burnett, McFadden
and others and after some nice music from
the Philomath band, who did their part
well, the crowd sought dinner and in the
afternoon witnessed the foot-racing, wrest
ling, &c. There did nt appear to be as
much enthusiasm as generally on such oc
casions here, except by an active few who
seemed to be the paternity of the affair.
All things considered the picnic was no
doubt as good as could have been expected
taking into consideration all of the circum
stances which seemed to make somewhat
against it. The crowd was not permitted
to witness the usual picnic fights and dis
turbances of the peace similar to the ones
which occured recen tly at Monroe and near
Philomath. The fact of the business is the
peace officers of our city have been in the
habit of making things terribly hot for
"evil doers" and they usually give our town
a wide birth or else keep very quiet while
here. If the peace officers of Monroe would
do their duty in like manner their town
would soon be shuned by the roughs also.
Largest Falls in the World.
Whatcom Reveille says: A recent dis
covery on the head of the Cowlitz RifSr,
reveals and establishes the fact that Wash
ington Territory can now boast of the
grandest waterfall in the known world its
height being 1,500 feet. These falls are
1,300 feet higher than the famous Niagara
Falls. The Nooksack Indians assert pos
itively, that waterfalls higher than the tallest
fir, pine or cedar tree are to be found on the
extreme headwaters of the Nooksack River
in this county. As that section of the
county has never yet been explored by the
white man, there is no good reason for
doubting the statement. From the com
parison given by the Indians, these falls
must be at least 475 feet in height, which
would lay over the famous Snoqualmie Falls,
of King County, by at least 200 feet.
The American Farmer.
To all persons who will pay all arrearages
to the Gazette and three dollars in advance,
will send post-paid for one year the Gazette
and American farmer. The Farmer is a
16 page monthly magazine, published in the
state of Indiana, and devoted exclusively to
the interests of the farmer, stock breeder,
dairyman, gardner and the household, and
every species of industry connected with
that great portion of the people of the world,
the farmer. The subscription price of this
valuable magazine is SI. 00 per year, but in
order to give onr readers a rare treat and
double our circulation, we have arranged to
furnish both papers for 3.00 per year; As
farmers, stock men, business men, and their
families can not well get along without therm'
suppose then you try this liberal offer for
one year. They induce new thoughts, learns
you how to farm or raise stock, and gives
you all the news, in fact learns you how to
make money and get rich. They will make
the home and fireside pleasant, the young
folks cheerful, the growler contented,- the
downcast happy, and the demagogue honest.
Send us S3 00 and take them.
Presbyterian Church of North Yamhill.
Rev. J. A. Hanna assisted by Rev. D. 0.
Ghormley and Elder S. L. Story of East
Portland, organized a Presbyterian church
in North Yamhill on last Sabbath with
nineteen members twelve of whom were
received by certificate and seven on con
fession of faith in Christ. Messrs. Thomas
Bowles, J. L. Banks, and H. J. Bowles
were elected, ordained and installed elders
of the church. A. W. Bennett, S. Bowles
and T. C. Buckingham were elected trus
tees. On Monday the church was duly in
corporated in accordance with the statutes
Dried apples wanted at Ray's.
Accident on the Oregon and California
Railroad Train Dumped.
The gravel train, - engaged in ballasting
and repairing along the line of the road,
backed down from Albany and loaded sever
al flat cars with wood. In returning about
noon, when rounding a curve, one and a
half miles below Albany, the' engineer dis
covered a bridge only a few rods ahead of
him on fire. He reversed his engine and
put on all possible steam, but too late to
prevent an accident. Himself and fireman
jumped to save themselves. The engine
went onto the burning structure which gave
way letting it drop through to the ground,
a distance of about twenty feet. The flat
cars loaded with wood piled top of the
engine and all were consumed together.
Several Chinamen were considerably brnis
ed in jumping from the flat cars, but none
were seriously injured A messenger was
sent to Albany with the news and the fire
department of that city responded nobly,
taking their steam engine to the scene of the
disaster, putting out the fire and saving the
remainder of the train and a portion of the
bridge. The engine tender was thrown
bottom upwards some twenty or thirty feet
from the burning structure, thus saving it
rrom entire destruction, xne fireman is
said to have lost $150 in greenbacks and a
gold watch, which were in his clothing and
were hanging up in the cab. Mr. DpClark,
the roadmaster, went up Sunday night
with a force of men to clear away the
wreck and repair the damages. A tempo
rary track was laid down and the damaged
engine hauled up and placed on the rails
again. All the wood work was burned off
and much of ths other parts injured The
engine No. 20, was a new one, and about as
valuable a one as is owned by the company.
It will cost two or three thousand dollars to
put it in running order again. A tempor
ary track was constructed, enabling trains
to pass, by 2 p. M. on Monday, when the
regular mail train from Portland came
through, followed by the Lebanon express.
Trip to the yaquina.
On last Wednesday morning in company
with Prof. B. L. Arnold, Master Herbert
Ray and James Emery, we started for a
short visit to Yaquina Bay. Our journey
Was a pleasant one. We found the roads
superb I have never Jtraveled over a better
mountain road. The people of the Yaquina
and intervening points deserve all praise;
they have spared no pains nor expense nec
essary to put the roads in a first class con
dition. We reached the sea at 12 M. Thurs
day, and found delightful camping grounds
on Big creek, half way between Newport
and the light-house. The grounds are own
ed by Mr. John Facey, a very pleasant gen
tleman. The grounds are sheltered and
shaded by a beautiful grove of trees and
through them runs a clear mountain stream,
and there is abundance of wood near by,
without cost, for cooking purposes. Mr.
Facey has put the grounds in good condition,
fencing and sowing them, down with tame
grasses. He has also built a large stable
for the use of camper's horses. He charges
the nominal sum of one dollar for use of
grounds and stable. He has a fine meadow,
cliarging fifty cents a day for all the grass
that a span of horses can cat. He has also
an excellent garden and is ready to supply
campers with all kinds of vegetables, cheap;
also an abundance of milk and butter.
I speak thus explicit for the benefit of
tourists and pleasure seekers, seeking recre
ation and health down at the sounding sea
especially those carrying with them their
camp equipage. And I know of no more
d elightf ul spot as a summer resort than
Newport and its surroundings ott Yaquina
Bay. The lover of the finny tribe can be
supplied to repletion the angler can find
abundant sport. Three of us went out on
Friday and in less than three hours caught
at least one huudred pounds of fish. I spent
the Sabbath in Newport, preaching morning
and evening to good congregations, also
talked to the children in the Sunday School
at 3 P. M. I have never visited among a
more pleasant people. There are two good
hotels in ths city the Abbey Hotel, arid
Ocean House, kept by our former townsman;
Mr. Joseph Irvin. By invitation I dined
on Sabbath with Mr. Irvin if that dinner
was a sample of the table he sets; tourists
that stop at the Ocean House will fare
welL We left for home on Monday morn
ing, driving clear through to Corvallis by
11 o'clock p. m. On my way over I stopped
at tunnel No. 3 and received, through the
courtesy of Mr. Gerheart, the engineer, and
the foremen, Messrs. Richards and Uzbee,
some fine geological specimens for my
Laboratory. Joseph Emery.
Corvallis, Or., June 27, 1883.
The Union Temperance Service.
The last services of the Union Gospel Tem
perance meeting was held on the 1 7th inst.
at the M. E. Church, and was opened and
conducted by Rev. Bennett. He dwelt on
the evil of the use of intoxicating drink, and
held the medical faculty, as a profession,
largely responsible for the excessive use of
intoxicants. He advised the abandonment
of the use of alcohol a. a medicine. Father
Bennett is an old soldier and a man of much
observation and experience in the cause of
temperance, and it would be well for the
medical profession to heed his warning notes.
Rev. J. A. Hanna was next. He is also
n old veteran, and made some capital argu
ments: Mr. Nash was in favor1 of all working
together, even if they ao differ as to meth
ods. He spoke in his usual pleasing style.
Dr. Embree thought there were but two
sides to the question, either for or against.
The temperance people demand -total absti
nence and prohibition as the remedy for the
evils of intemperance.
Rev. Bell followed in a manner that seem
ed to be very pleasing and satisfactory to
Card of Thanks.
I take this oportunity of extending my
sincere thank to all friends who so kindly
assisted at the death and burial of my re
cently departed sister.
Your place to buy the cheapest and best
harness and saddles in the valley is at S. A.
Hemphill's well known stand.
Knowing that exercises in the country
are rarely heard of outside of the neighbor
hood in which they occur and thinking
they are often as creditable as similar ex
ercises in the city which are usually de
scribed by the papers in full, your corres
pondent ventures to send a brief account of
the missionary concert gives at Simpson's
Chapel last Sabbath. A good looking, in
telligent audience came from far and near
to enjoy it. The programme was rather
long but all judging from their attention
aud quiet order felt good interest to the
last. The little folks came first on the
programme. Were well represented and
some of them, especially Ethel Starr, Min
nie Waggoner, Leonard Howard and Maggie
Woodcock particularly distinguished them
selves by their pretty behavior, as well as
in what they had to say. Mrs. Silas Starr
then gave a thoughtful essay on "The im
provement of the Race. " This she truly
said is slow; and aptly compared it in detail
to the geological development of the earth.
It has taken time for the world to reach its
present state and still it moves on slowly
towards an end, if not perfection itself at
least of far greater excellence. Mr. R. J.
Nichols read a stormy "paper on "Morality
in the Acquisition of Wealth," in which he
claimed that all business exchanges are
morally wrong unless made upon the prin
ciple of "equivalent for equivalent" From
this axiomatic truth he argued that specu
lation pursued as a vocation is nothing short
of gambling, and insisted even further that
nine tenths of all speculation is morally
wrong. Mr. Willis C. Hawley by request
repeated his oration on "The Conflicts of
Life, " which he had but two or three days
before delivered at the commencement ex
ercises of Willamette University. As it has
been highly spoken of elsewhere we shall
only say that it was a treat to all that heard
Miss Maria Starr rendered "The Burial of
Moses" in a manner at once most creditable
to herself and pleasing to all.
Mr. James Edwards read a paper on Sab
bath school work, which was replete with
good thoughts and useful suggestions.
Rev. F. P. Belknap followed with a few
remarks in which he characterized the con.
cert as a success in a literary point of view
but rather off from the text. Upon his
saying this a good many thought it would
have been a weary congregation indeed had
all that was said been confined strictly to
the text of missionary work. The Rev.
however, very aptly brought the attention
of all to the object of the concert, the col
lection was taken and $12 . 00 were added
to what was already over $100, for the year
for the missionary erase. The music was
throughout fully up to the excellence for
which the neighborhood is famed. Rev. P.
M. Starr pronounced the benediction and
all returned to their homes, at least satisfied
in having been present. These missonary
concerts occur quarterly and are a fixed and
pleasant institution of Simpson's Chapel.
Al join with alacrity and spirit to make
them interesting, and they are always well
June 22, 1883.
List of Brand Lodge OHcers.
Officers elected and installed at the late
session of the Grand Lodge Independent
Order of Good Templars held in the city of
G. W. C. T , Hon. Elias Jessup, New-
bnrg, re-elected; G. W. Coun., Will C.
King, Salem; G. W. V. T., Mrs. M. E
Hoxter, Forest Grove; G. W. Sec, J. E.
Houston, Eugene City, re-elected; G. W.
Asst. Sec, C. H. Whitney, Corvallis; G.
W. Treas., J. H. Lambert, Milwaukee, re
elected; G. W. Mar., T. J. Graves, McCoy;
G. Dep. Mar., Miss. Lucy Morgan, Hills
boro; G. Chap., Rev. W. M. Houston,
Junction City; G. I. Guard, Miss Ella
Hood, The Dalles; G. Sent., J. J. Brown,
Reps, to H, W. G. Lodge, Hon, Elias
Jessup, Rev. W. M. Houston. Supt.
Juvenile Work. Levi I. eland, Oregon City.
The twentieth session of the Grand Lodge
will be held in Corvallis commencing on the
third Tuesday in June 1884;
The session just closed was quite largely
attended and interesting throughout. From
statistics obtained from the reports of the
G. W. C. T., arid G. Sec, we learn that the
Order is prosperous both numerically and
financially. The net gain in membership
during the past year being over one thous
The Juvenile work consisting of Jnvenille
Templars and Binds of Hope are under the
direct supervision of the Grand Lodge.
The Good Templar Orphan's Home fund
is nnder the management of a board of trus
tees appointed by the 'Grand Lodge. From
the report of the trustees we learn that
about $3000 has been raised by the Order
for the purpose of erecting a home for or
phans. The Dalles has been selected as
the place for erecting said home.
The lecture fund is kept up by levying a
per capita tax of 20 cts., per member Quar
terly upon the membership of Subordinate
lodges. The foods thus raised are suffi
cient to keep a lecture force in the field
Since the organization of the Grand Lodge
in October 1865, nearly forty thousand dol
lars have been expended for the prosecution
ot the temperance work in Oregon, and
through the efforts Of this organization
much has been accomplished in educating
the public mind in favor of the proposed
prohibitory amendment to onr state constitution.
Mr. Editor: Not long since an article
appeared in the Gazette entitled "Build
up Your Own Town Patronize Home In
dustry." Our City Dads are thinking
seriously of using Beuna Vista tiling in the
new Sewer. Of coarse the pottery at that
place will be glad of their help and the
brick makers aronnd here need no encourage
Corvallis, June 25, 1883.
Scythes, snaths, hay,- grain and stable
forks, spades and shovels bonght by Wood
cock & Baldwin is the Chicago Btarked and
for sale by them at bottom prices.
Go to L. G. Kline & Co. for fruit jars and
jelly glasses. 4wks.
Benton County Sunday School Convention
The delegates elected by the different
Sunday schools ot Benton county to act as
a committee in making the necessary ar
rangements for a county Sunday school
convention, convened at the Occidental
hotel of Corvallis on the 18th inst, and
transacted the following business:
F. M. Johnson was elected chairman of
committee and Henry Sheak secretary.
The following named delegates were
found present and their names enrolled:
Dr. T. V. B. Embree, Corvallis, M. E.
S. S.;F. M. Johnson, Corvallis, Presby
terian S. S. ; Wm. Bothers, Union S. S.;
A W. Herbert, Corvallis, Evangelicals. 8.;
W. H. McBee, Oak, Ridge Presbyterian S.
S.;S. P. Reeder, Summit, U. B. S. S.; A. W.
Halleek, King's Valley, Evangelical S. S.;
A H. Collins, Wells, Bethel S. S.
The object of the meeting was stated from
the chair and upon request some additional
remarks were made by the secretary con
cerning the isolated condition of Sunday
schools and Sunday school work in Benton
county, the needed help in many communi
ties in organizing Sunday schools, and of
helping others to sustain and build up their
schools, the proffered aid by the National
Sunday School Association and Sunday
School Union and the benefits to be derived
from a county Sunday school convention
and county association.
Upon motion Philomath camp ground
was chosen as the place for holding the
It was recommended that the basis of
representation to the convention from each
school be, one for the organization and one
for every ten and fraction of ten over seven.
The schools were requested to elect their
delegates not later than July 1st, and to
forward the names of the same to the sec -
retary at Philomath.
The committee next selected the topics
for discussion at the convention.
The following named gentlemen were
elected as a committee on music : John A.
Henkle, Prof. W. S. Walker and Rev. J.
R. N. Bell.
F. M. Johnson was elected director of
Each school was requested to bring its
own singing books, chorister and organist,
and to sing at the convention as it was ac
customed to sing at home. The choristers
f the various schools were requested to
inform the committee on music how much
music their respective schools could furnish.
A motion prevailed to the effect that all
speeches at the convention should be limited
to thirty minutes.
The committee having dispatched all the
business that could be done to advantage
at the time a motion to commit the re
mainder of the work to an executive com mittee
of five to be elected from the above
committee prevailed and the following
named gentlemen were elected as said com
mittee: F. M. Johnson, Dr. Embree, Mr.
Herbert, Prof. Walker and Henry Sheak.
Adjourned to meet the 23d inst., at tbe
office of F. M. Johnson.
F. M. Johnson, Chairman,
Henry Sheak, Sec.
June 23, 1883.
The committee convened as per adjourn
ment. The following named committee
men were present: F. ii. Johnson, A W.
Herbert and Henry Sbeak.
On account of various circumstances the
time of holding the convention was made
Monday and Tuesday July 9th and 10th,
the two days immediately following the
Holiness camp meeting at the camp ground
where the convention is to be held.
Rev. J. R. N. Bell was elected musical
The program for the convention was com
pleted and stands as follows:
Monday, July 9, 1S83.
10 A. M., Music Philomath S. S.
10:5 Invocation Rev. G. W. Bennett.
10:10 Music Audience.
10:15 "The object of holding a County
Convention and Of organizing a County
Sunday School Association." Prof. W. S"
10:45 Music Independence S. S.
1 P. M.. Music Presbyterian S. S.
1:5 Permanent organization of Benton
County Sunday School Association.
1:35 Music Bethel S. S.
1:40 "The Past Reviewed and the Future
Outlined." Henry Sheak.
2 Music Oak Ridge S. S;
"What are the essential qualifications
of vne superin tendant and of the teacher. "
Bishop N. Castle.
2:35 Music Union S. S.
2:40 "Methods of teaching and what
should be taught. Walter T. Wiles.
3:10 Question Box Prof. W. S. Walker.
3:40 Praise service of Song.
9 Music Simpson Chapel S. S.
9:5 Invocation Rev. P. M. Starr.
9:10 Music Corvallis Evangelical S. S.
9:15 "How to secure the attendance
adults of the Church." Rev. Geo. Sick
afoose. 9:45 Music Corvallis M. E. S. S.
9:50 "Children's Meeting." Mrs. Ellen
10:20 Music King's Valley Evangelical
10:25 "Teacher's Meetings." A W.
10:55 Music Summit S. S.
11 "Uses and Abuses of Lesson Helps."
11:30 Music Corvallis M. E. Church
South S. S.
11:35 Question Box Prof. W. S. Walker.
11:50 Praise Service of Song by all.
1 P. M., Music Monroe S. S;
1:10 "Relation of the Sunday School to
Church and how to Win Childres to Christ."
C. B. Crosno, Rev. Augustus Kreckef.
1:40 Music Wells Baptist S. S.
1:45 "Program for and time of holding S.
8. School." Dr. T. V. B. Embree.
2:15 Musio Wells Evangelical S. 8.
2:20 '-Sunday School Institutes." Jas.
2:60 Musio Toledo S. 8.
2:55 "How to promote habits of Study."
Prof. J. Emery;
3:25 Mnsic Blodjgett's Valley S. a
3:30 "Blackboard and Object Teaching."
4 Music Wren S. S.
4:10 "Our Needs, our Hendrances, our
Aims." F. M. Johnson.
4:55 Music Alsea S. S.
4:40 "Purpose and Tendencies of S. S."
Every person present invited to offer a
germ of thought on this topic.
4:50 Music Newport S, a
4:55 Question Box. Praise service. Bene
diction Bishop Castle.
It was determined to have five hundred
The secretary was requested to furnish
copies ot the minutes to the county papers.
F. M. Johnson, Chairman.
Henry Sheak, Sec
Mr. W. H. H. Grant of Portland has on
exhibition at the Occidental hotel in this
place quite a lot of very handsome portrait
paintings finely finished in oil collors. Mr.
Grant will be in this vacinity about one
month daring which time, he will make a
thorough canvass of the county taking or
ders from parties who desire photographs
and tin types enlarged to a life size oil paint
ing. These pictures are all fine in the ex
treme each one having all of the most mi
nute expressions of the person in life and
displaying fine taste in the blending of
shades and colors. The beauty of the work
is equal to any work on the coast. The
best feature of it all is that the artist is
Mr. Horace Duesbury, a five or six years
resident of Portland, so that the money
paid for this work will remain at home and
go to patronize home tallent and enterprise.
Mr. Duesbury is an artist of rare talents
and who before comiug to Oregon his
adopted home spent several years traveling
all over Europe, during which time he spent
much of his time in Paris and Italy study
ing his chosen calling. Mr. Grant repre
sents the art gallery of C. C. Moore & Co.
163 First Street, Portland, and in patronis
ing this work there is no danger of loosing
your photographs. The prices of these su
perb paintings range from fifteen to one
hundred dollars each, owing to si;:e, style
and tbe manner of taking them. Mr. (jraut
has secured the orders fiom a great many of
the most popular and first class people of
the state many of which have already been
finished and delivered. If you want this
kind of work done you can not do better
than to patronize this home tallent. It is
far better than to send orders to' foreign ir
responsible parties as many have Hone.
Mr. Grant is a pleasant and agreeable gen
tleman and will call upon you soon and
show you some of these nice results of the
art. Mr. T. J, Buford and other prominent
gentlemen of our town have already given
Fire at Dallas.
At about 11:30 on the night of June 22nd
the alarm of tire was sounded through the
city of Dallas, by the ringing of the M. E.
church bell. In less than ten minutes the
streets were alive with a surging mass of
frightened people. Men, women and chil
dren in half dress, rushed from their homes
and to the central part of the city, which
was already brilliant as noon-day with the
lurid light of the devouring flames. As the
city is totally without a fire company, or
any fire extinguishing appliances, even of
the most primativa kind, of course a scene
of wild confusP prevailed. It was clear
from the very first that a large number of
buildings were destined to furnish food for
the devouring element.
The Dallas hotel and all of the business
houses north to M. M. Ellis' brick were
emptied as far as possible, and goods of
every conceivable description piled in Con
fused heaps on Main street. The fire was
first discovered in the woodshed in the rear of
Mat Browri's grocery store, and was either
the result of spontaneous combustion or the
work of an incendiary. There being little
or no wind exce what was created by the
great heat, the flames spread equally in
both directions, north and sonth.
The business houses stood in the follow"
ing order: Commencing with the hotel on
the northwest corner, next the miliner store
of Mrs. Swaine, then the law office of Town
send & Pipes, nextM. C. Brown's grocery
store, Smith's barber shop, Constable's
saloon, Cooper's stove store and Eilis' gro
cery store. These were all old wooden
buildings, and in a few minutes from the
time the alarm was given they were all a
mass of flames, and in less than an hour
scarce a vestage of the.n was left, except a
seething pile of smoldering embers.
By dint of almost superhuman effort the
fire was checked at M. Ellis' brick store
although at one time it seemed that the
entire bnsiness portion of the city was
doomed, and nothing but the most heroic
efforts on the part of the citizens, both men
and women, prevented it.
All honor is due to both men and women,
as both exertedthemselves to the utmost to
save property and limit the destroying
frames. After the fire was under control
the ladies repaired to the Franklin hotel
and prepared oyster stews and coffee in
abundance to refresh those who had ex
hausted themselves by severe labor.
The following are the estimated losses
by the fire: Parsons' hotel, $2,000, no
insurance; Cain hotel, furniture, $500; Mrs.
Swain's building and stock, $1000, no insur
auee; M. C. Brown, stock $2000, no insur.
ance; Constable, stock and fixtures in sa
loon, $1000, and building, $1000, insurance
$1100 in State Investment Company; H. B
Cosper's loss is $800 in the Home Mutual;
Wm. Ellis, loss $700, no insurance; J. S.
Rollins' bnilding, $300; Smith, $150, insur
ance $100 in the Lion company.
A fire company has recently been organ
ized, and had an engine ordered but it has
not yet arrived.
POSTi The son of Wallace Post, 3 years
and 6 months old, of general congestion,
at their residence six miles southwest of
Corvallis, on last Monday evening.
GRAHAM Ann Graham of Toledo Oregon,
died last Monday at the residence of
Thomas Horning near here of consump
tion. Her remains were taken to Toledo for
burial. . ..:'.; ,
WRENN Mrs. Geo. P; Wrenn aged 37
years, died last Tuesday about 10 o'clock
A. M., at her residence in this place, after
a very short illness of only three or four
CEOEE, CASUALTY AND LOCAL SOStKZUt
S. G. Skidmore, aged 44 years, died1 afr
San Rafael, California, one week ago las
Monday night, where he had went in hoperf
of improving bis fas tly failing health. Hrf
came to Portland in 1850 and soon after en
tered the employ of Smith and Davis where
he learned the business of a drcygist. lit
1867 Ire opened a drug store' on his own acs-
connt in Portland and by bis honesty ?-j-.t
industry accumulated a fort one eati;j..v.-..r
A destructive fire on Tuesday of lasti
week destroyed Grant's Station, inch..:-;:;
the O. R. & N. Co's depot, Cooper's fcote..
Grant's warehouse and stores, a Jarge
amount of lumber, For Scott & Co's. stock
of merchandise, Menray Bros. & Snow of
Dayville. A. Scherneckan, and a great many
others met with large losses. " The loss . en
tire was about $200,000.
Rubber and leather belting of all size
at Woodcock & Baldwin's at the Iovrost
Haines genuine Header the best in mar
ket and the most durable for sale at Wood
cock & Baldwin's.
Tjvo jail birds Edward Koneche and oh
McGuire delivered their freedom by saw
ing off the bars of the Marion county jaiJ
In Elk creek at Elkton, on Wednesday
evening, June 20th, Robert Virgil, son of
L. M. Brown, aged 10 years, was drowned.
He was playing on the saw logs Jin the mill
pond near the saw mill and accidentally fell
into the water.
A nine-year-old son of Mr. Leslie of Port
land had his tooth pulled from which u
took sick and about a week after he died
from the effects of blood poisoning.
Henry Gaunt 3ged 14 years was thrown
down a hill about fifty feet by a wagon
tiping over striking on bis head and shoal-'
der; he died from the effects last Thursday
Cross the Willamette river at Corvallis)
on the farmers ferry boat.
Fans, parasols and kid gloves at reduced
prices at L. G. Kline & Co's. 2wks.
Serious riots against the Jews have oc-
curred at St. Gall, Switzerland, and a num
ber of Jewish shops were pillaged and the
police stoned while endeavoring to atop tho
Two young ladies of St. Joseph, Michigan,
took nearly half an ounce of arsenic .for th
purpose of beautifying their complexion:
Miss Emma Singer was saved by physicians,
but Miss Mary Druneau lost her life.
Horse slices, horse shoe nails, shoeing
tools and everything else in the hardware
and machinery line, can be had at the old
and reliable house of Woodcock & Bald
win's at bedrock prices;
Universal &. Eureka clothes wringers bro'fc
direct from the east, for sale cheap at WoocU
cock & Baldwin's:
Alfred Leland, a young man about twenty
eight years of age, was caught under a faii
iugderrick last Friday, at Portland shortly
after 12 o'clock, and sustained fatal internal
injuries. He lived ouly about half an hour
after the accident.
Last Thursday night at Albany, just at
midnight, the ringing of fie fire bell
brought out the fire boys in lively order:
The scene of the conflagration proved to be
an unoccupied dwelling on Sixth street,
near Perry Spinks' woodyard. It was S
long run for the firemen, and the building
was nearly consumed before it was reached.
Vc3terday afternoon a family moved out;
and another family was making preparations
to move into the building. It was mort
gaged to D. B. Monteith for $500 and in
sured for $300.
Go to the Occidental tbe best hotel in
Corvallis for your board and lodging.
The screen wire at Woodcock & Baldwin's
for your doors and windows will exclude
the pesky gnats and flies and thereby savo
much wear of mind, body and conscience.
A woman whose name is Lewis, and a
young man her accomplice, both of when!
no doubt ought to be hung, enticed two'
girls, one 14 years of age and, the other abot: 6
12, into rooms over a front street saloon in
Portland, and kept them over night for th
purpose of outraging them. But friends of
the girls started in pursuit and found them
before any harm was done except, thd
mortification to good taste which taught
them a lesson.
Go to the Foundry for first class horse
shoeing and blacksmithing and see a man
that can use a hammer.
New This Week;
Notice is hereby gveri by the undersigned, that'i?
has been appointed by the County Court of tit
State of Oregon, for Benton County, administrator
of the estate of Rebecca Carter, deceased. Now ail
persons having1 claims against said estate are require -1
to present the same to me, verified as by law roqnir
ed, within six months from the date of this notice,
at the law oSicc of J. W. Rayburn, at Corvallis
Dated this 27th day of June 1888.
27w5 F. If. CARTER,
Administrator of the estate of Rebecca Carter, dee'd.
To all whom it may concern notice is hereby giren
that on Monday the SOth day of July A. D: 1888,
corporate meeting of the Corrallis Prospecting and
Mineral Devclopine.il Company will be held at th?
hour of eiie'iit o'clock Pi M. of said day at the office o:
If: S. Woodcock It. Corvallis, Oregon, for the purpoi
of clecttoi? a board of directors for said Company a:i t
to do ail other things necessary and proper to coni--pletfc
the or.iiaatiori of said corporation.
This the 2Sth day of June 1883.
WALLACE BALDWIN, A
C. R. FARBA. Incorporators.
27w5 O: A. WAGGONER,
A small kiln just homed. Tartie needing" bricK-"
can now be supplied. Please send WRITTEN orders:
statefor what purpoje Tneeded, then we will under
stand how to fill, and as far as possible, let bail 1
setUed at the yard, as I have man empUjed. n V v
work to do. and little time to go oot to-collect y .;.
need money to keep tbe business going.
27w4 Truly, 2IRS. L A. BBNSICK.
June 28th, 1883.
Mrs. L. COLDSOKT
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Diseases of Women !
and may be consulted u be? bora 3 any ly bjtwee -
0 o'clock A . M, nd 4 oVtiock P. M C7n.