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About The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 23, 1883)
FRIDAY MORNING, NOV. 23, 1883
Corvallis Lodge, No. 14, A. F. and A. M. , meets on
Wednesday evening, on or preceding full moon.
W. C. CKAWFOKD, W. M.
R. A. M.
Ferguson Chapter, No. 5, R. A. M., meets Thurs
day evei nr on or preceding full inoon.
H. IS. HARRIS, H. P.
LOCAL AMD GENERAL
Old newspapers for sale at this office for
25 cents per 100.
"I want a quiet life" aaid the merchant
when he quit advertising.
Go to the Occidental the best hotel in
Corvallis for your board and lodging.
The Northern Pacific railroad averages
75 carloads of beef cattle a day on the di
visions east of the Rocky mountains.
Your place to buy the cheapest- and best
harness and saddles in the valley is at S. A
The Seattle Post says the ten tons of
oysters received by Mr. McLcllan have
been successfully planted in their beds
above the gorge.
Capt. Dale has developed an 8-foot vein
of coal in the Northern Pacific mine at
Coaledo, Oregon, about six feet of which is
marketable and of an excellent quality.
A specimen of magnetic iron ore taken
from the industrial iron company, near
Snoqualmie Pass, weighs forty pounds and
centains 85 per cent of iron of very fine
Grizzlies have proved so destructive to
cattle in the Sprague river valley, Klamath
county, Oregon, that stock-raisers have
offered a bounty of $30 for each bear cap
tured. Legal blanks furnished at this office on
short notice at less than San Francisco
We received, says the Yamhill Reporter,
a pleasant call yesterday afternoon from
Mr. Wortman, who is interested in the
Bank, to be opened here, lie informed us
they expected to begin business about the
1st of Decembei.
We have on hand at this office a new
stock containing latest designs in ladies
tnd gentleman's cards, business cards, &c,
which we print at very low figures. Call
and get some of them.
The Lock company, has at last concluded
to repair the washout of last winter, says
the Oregon City Euterprise. Cribwork, is
being constructed, which will be filled in
with rip-rap. The work is being superin
tended by Mr. Jos. Hedges.
The Northern Pacific Railroad will cross
the Columbia river three miles above Aims
worth. From there it is eighty-five miles
to Yakima and then eighty miles to the
Hummit, where the road is to cross the Cas
cade range, say s the Standard.
Baker City Tribune : The deposit and
shipment of $100,000 in gold-dust and bul
lion from this city during the put ten days
may do much to dispel the uneasiness
caused by the croakings of a few chronics,
who continually assert that our mines are of
but little value.
Seattle Chronicle Hems.
The Umatilla arrived from San Francisco
yesterday at noon, bringing about 200 tons
General activity is manifested by the
street contractors in the work of laying side
walks. A number of Portland insurance men are
in the city adjusting the losses occasioned
by the recent fire.
A large quantity of iron bolts, to be used
in railroad construction, were carried out
on the train yesterday.
Nearly a hundred bales of White river
hops are stored on the City dock, ready for
shipment to the east.
A herd of 150 cattle -were brought from
over the mountains a few days ago by
Brockett, quartered for the winter on the
stock farm of T. M . Alvord, near White
victoria's Boom. .
Victoria. B C, which has heretofore
been considered a rather unprogressive,
though very pretty- town, now boasts of a
boom. Real estate commands almost fabu
lous prices and the city is growing rapidly .
Ihe'Colonist estimates the population at
9,000, being an increase of 2500 in eighteen
months. Victoria is certain to become the
real terminus of the Canada Pacific trans
continental road, for though its insular lo
cation is a drawback, the advantage of be
ing the capital of the province will cause
it to remain the abode of whatever wealth
and fashion British Columbia can boast.
Its location is one of great natural beauty
and the advantages it owes to nature have
been' improved to the utmost. There are
no roads and drives on the Pacific coast
which cm compare with those around Vic
toria and the pretty cottages and shrubbery
make the town a little paradise. As a busi
ness centre, its greatest disadvantage, next
to being on an island instead of on the
mainland, is that it is three miles distant
from Esquimau, its seaport, thongh the
latter has one of the best harbors on the
coast. But if Victoria had no backing ex
cept the resources to be found on Van
couver island, those alone should be suffi
cient to make her, in time, a city of con
siderable importance. Vancouver island is
half as large as Ireland and is naturally a
much richer country, having extensive and
valuable mines of coa', quarries of freestone
and forests of useful timber The United
States once came near acquiring Vancouver,
and it is a great pity that it was allowed to
fall to the share of the Englsh. S. F. Alia.
Drawn True to Experience in Human Lltf .
We are all of us builders, some se
lecting their material well and build
ing with great care and patience, oth
ers chosing whatever is most pleasing
to the eye for the moment, not taking
into consideration the real worth and
durability of the article, not realizing
that whatever is put into these human
houses of ours can never be removed
or replaced by a better article.
In building a house the workmen
are always careful to have a good
foundation. If the foundation is in
secure, or the material is rotten the
builders may labor all they will, they
may expend all the money they like,
but the building will soon become a
As in a building the foundation is
ofchiefesl importance, so in these
human houses of ours the foundation
of our actions and designs is what de
termines our lives for good or evil.
If we build upon integrity, honor and
truth we will have a building that will
withstand the storms of time. But if
our honor is only seeming, if our in
tegrity is mere outward show and if at
heart we are scheming, treacherous
and dishonest, we will soon become a
As an insecure corner stone has
caused the ruin of the finest buildings,
so the giving way of a principle that
was not firmly enough fixed has
wrought manv a human ruin. Per
haps every individual has some weak
point, some besetting sin. It is there
fore necessary this point be most care
fully guarded. Our principles should
be founded upon reason and truth,
and never be departed from unless
firmly convinced by some stronger ar
gument. Every departure from prin
ciple renders us more susceptible to
temptation. Every yielding on our
part weakens the strength of principle;
and if continued will overcome it alto
gether. It is much easier for the up
right man to be honest than the hab
itual thief; easier for the truthful man
to speak the truth under all circum
stances than the habitual liar; and
every indulgence in any sin makes it
harder to overcome. While the causes
of human sins are very many, there
has been more ruin wrought by intem
perance than anything else. Drink
has ruined many of the brightest in
tellects of our land. It has seized with
an awful grip delicate organizations
and finely strung systems; it has gone
into every profession and every grade
of life and left destruction in its tracks;
it has ruined fathers, disabled moth
ers and killed children; it has peopled
the insane asylums, the poor houses,
the prisons and the gallows. Drink
has cost our country more than all the
wars that have devastated our land;
it has caused more sorrow, ruined
more lives and cost more money than
any other type of crime.
How often we have seen the very
brightest boy of our class, the one
most favored by fortune and with the
promise of the most brilliant career
fall before the demon intemperance.
He loved the social glass, he loved to
mingle in the crowds around the saloon
and "have a good time." He was not
afraid of the drunkard's fate. Perhaps
he scoffed at kindly friends who
warned him of coming ruin. Harm
in wine ? Why, his mother had it on
the table every day; his father drank it;
his sisters daintily sipped it and offered
it to their guests; wine never hurt him;
no fear but he could restrain his appe
tite; besides there was nothing like
wine to fire the brain; it made him
eloquent; words came to his lips like
magic and won for him applause and
honor; but the time came when it was
not so; the thirst grew stronger; it
could no longer be set aside at will;
the intellect became dulled; he lost
his popularity; woman grew to shun
him; his clothes became shabby and
his credit poor; his eyes no longer
kindled with the fire of eloquence, but
were dull and red and his friends fell
away from him like leaves before the
autumn frost; as he fell he gained
more and more momentum; and the
end of what might have been a crown
ing glory to his country, a mighty
work to inspire other generations, was
that most pitiable of human ruins, the
Another prominent cause of human
ruin is extravagance and its conse
quence, debt Something nice is
wanted; perhaps our neighbors have it,
it cost money which is not in hand,
but no doubt soon will be. What is
easier than to borrow or to buy on
credit? A debt is contracted; the
coveted article is bought, used and
gone; then the expected revenue fails
to come in. But what matter 1 The
creditor can wait. Meanwhile other
nice things invite; other debts are con
tracted; they come due and there is
nothing with which to pay them; the
habit of lying is formed to make ex
cuses; self respect is lost and so is the
respect of others; life is one continual
worry; sleep is drove from the pillow,
peace from the heart; he cannot look
men in the face when he meets them;
the hope of being able to pay is at
last given up; and to retrieve his fallen
fortunes he tries a scheme the success
or failure of which is alike disgraceful;
he is ruined and like other human ru
ins it involves the ruin of others.
An uncontrolled ambition is often
the cause of human ruin. Not con
tent to climb with arduous labors to
the topmost heights, the ambitious
aspirant would by some means leap to
the very highest pinnacle. It is a law
of labor that, taken in a general sense,
nothing is rightfully ours except what
pay for by a requisite amount of
toil, and everyone who wishes to suc
ceed must begin at foothills and man
fully climb to the top. It is as impos
sible for anyone to acquire true great
ness without Ion; and arduous toil
as it is for the child to attain the
strength of a man in a single night.
This is a wise provision, for if we had
greatness suddenly thrust upon us we
would know how to use it but little
better than a child would know the
duties of a man. Many attempt to
acquire greatness by the seeming,
rather than the real. 1 heir honor is
but a cloak, their hearts a whited
sepulcher. Such a one usually rises
suddenly upon our vision. He pro
gresses rapidly, he lives in ease and
luxury; he has money in abundance
and lives literally on the fat of the
land; he gets into office and rides up
on the topmost wave of public favor,
and his state or nation rings with his
praise. Friendship is to him but a
means of his own aggrandizement and
he would not hesitate to grasp new
honors though to do so he must step
over the prostrate body of a friend.
But ere long there is a crash; he has
lived beyond his means; he has won
popularity by schemes and intrigues
and people realize that without he has
been "fair to look upon but within
was filled with dead mens bones and
Many a human ruin has been
wrought by a very trivial thing. We
are wont to hold an hour or a day as
a very trifling possession, yet every
hour decides a thousand destinies.
Habits which causes so many human
ruins are acquired by individual yield
ing to temptation. Habit may sur.
round us until like the imprisoned fly
in the spiders web the victim wakes
only to find himself in toils from which
he can never get free. We are crea
tures of growth and many of those
startling crimes that blot the pages of
history and cause our very blood to
run cold began with very little things.
A single vote has ere this turned the
fate of nations and an uniruentional
slight of an embassador has ktndled a
The lack of energy has worked
many a human ruin. Many who
might have been great and successful
have failed from lack of energy. Men
uniformly overrate money and under
rate their own strength. The former
will do far less than we suppose, the
latter far more. "The longer I live"
says an illustrious writer "the more I
am convinced that the great di fference
between men, between the feeble and
the powerful, the great and the insig
nificant, is energy invincible deter
mination, a purpose once fixed then
death or victory. Energy will do
anything that can be done in this
world and no circumstance, no talent,
no opportunity will be worth much
There are many other causes of
human r in, love of money, vanity
selfishness, idleness and many others
A ruin was never wrought by circum
stances alone, but always from some
failure on the part of the individual.
The right can never become a ruin
and we have the experience of thous
ands that have preceeded us to show
that many who have by intrigue and
hypocrasy succeeded for a time have
ended their days in ruin; while those
who have toiled faithfully will have in
the end received their reward. The
Bible tells us of a man which built a
house, and digged deep, and laid the
foundation on a rock; and when the
flood arose the stream beat vehemently
upon th t house, but could not shake
it; for it was founded upon a rock. But
he that heareth,and doath not, is like
a man that without foundation built a
a house upon the earth; against which
the stream bea' vehemently, and im
mediately it feh; and the ruin of that
house was great Stella.
EDITED BV THE W. C. T. U.
The ladies of the W. C. T. TJ. have en
listed several of their Corvallis friends to
deliver lectures on interesting and in
structive subjects during the winter
months. The admittance .fee will be de
voted to the Beading Boom expenses:
The following is a list of the Lectures:
Tuesday Nov. 20th. Eev, J. B. N.
Tuesday No.. 27. Wallis Nash Esq:
Paris, before and after the Seige.
Tuesday Dec. 4th. Prof. Emery; The
Horse, with illustrations.
Tuesday Dec. IL Prof. Hawthorne:
Tuesday Dec. 18th. Dr. Farra: The Di
Tuesday Dec. 25th., at City Hall. Mu
sical and Christmas Entertainment.
Tuesday Jan. 1st. Colloquy by Oregon
Pioneers: Dr. Bailey, Hon. J. B. Smith.
Hun. B. W. Wilson, and others,
Tuesday Jan. 8th. Devotional meeting
in harmony with the week of prayer, con
ducted by the Pastors of the city.
Tuesday Jan. 15th Hon. VV. S. Mc
Faddeu: Elocution and music.
Tuesday Jan. 22nd. Hon. John Kelsay:
The Growth of Law.
Tuesday Ian. 2Uih. Musical Entertain
ment in the city Hall .
Tuesday Feb, 5th. Hon. John Burnett:
Some Eccentricities of Law.
Tuesday Feb. 12th. Shakesperian Reci
tations by Hon. Oeorge Waggoner, and
Tuesday Feb. 19th. C. C. Hogue Esq:
The Electric Telegraph and its Marvels.
Tuesday Feb. 2Cth Frank Butler Esq:
Some Points of Scientific Farming.
Tuesday March 4th. President Arnold:
Chemistry, with Fxperiments. Tickets for
the course, exclusive of the Entertainments
in the City Hall, $2, to be obtained at the
Beading Room, or Mr. T. Graham or
Messrs. Allen & Woodward.
Admission to single lectures 25 cents.
To commence at 7:30.
Job Printing Office for Sale.
We have at this offije in the job depart
ment sufficient good material to make up
two good job offices. To any one wanting
to purchase we will therefore sell a job office
complete, including one press, and every
thing else necessary. We have a new half
medium Gordon, and an eighth medium
Liberty press, as good as new. Of these
two presses the purchaser can take his
FINE WORK OF ART,
To my patrons and friends I wish to say I am now
Enlarge Portraits, Tin Tvpes
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163 First Street, Care C. C. Morse,
C. H. MATTOON,
(Successor to Buford & Campbell,)
Cigars, and Tobacco,
And all goods kept in a Variety Store. Agent fo
Universal Fashion Co.
Of New York. Also agent for the
Albany Soda Works,
By fair and honorable dealing I hope to merit a share
of patronage. Don't ask for credit at present, as I
nill do a eash business. 20-311y
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thing you use, cat, drink, wear, or have
fun with. These invaluable books con
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Free to any address upon receipt of the
postage 7 cents. Let us hear from, you.
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As in past, will continue to be a faithful exponent of
The Interests of Benton ZmxAy and tie
State at Large.
It will faithfully and fearlessly warn the people of
wrong, imposition, or anproaching danger where the
public is interested, never fearing to publish thv
truth at all times, but will endeavor to always ignore
all unpleasant personalities which are of no public
interest or concern.
EE A L EST A TE A GEJSTC T.
THE BENTON OUETT
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION,
THOS. J. BLAIR, President
M. S. WOODCOCK, Attorney.
THIS ASSOCIATION WILL BUY AND SELL ALL
Classes of Heal Estate on reasonable terms and
will thoroughly advertise by describing each piece of
property entrusted to it for sale.
Mr. T. J. Blair will always be in readiness, and will
take great pains to show property.
Offices near T. J. Blair's warehouse, or at the
The following pieces of property will be sold on
extraordinarily reasonable terms:
TOWN LOTS Six vacant lots in the northwest part
of Corvallis; Nicelv situated for residence, fenced and
set out with good variety of fruit trees. Price 1,000.
TOWN LOTS Two vacant lots in the southwest
part of Corvallis; Very nice for a residence, fenced
and set out with fruit trees. Price $450.
DWELLING AND TOWN LOTS 1J lots on the
corner of th and Jefferson streets in Corvallis, Or.,
with comfortable Ii story dwellim,' with 0 good rooms
a giod stable, woodshed Sc. Half cash, balance
on reasonable terms. Price SHOO.
SAW MILL Undivided J interest in a mill run by
water, a good planer and seven acres of land used
in connection with the mill. Power sufficient to run
all if the year, situated handy to market anil within
about I miles of Corvallis with an excellent good
road to and from it. Terms easy.
FARM Farm all under fence only 2J miles from
Corvallis of 150 acres, 80 acres now in cultivation, the
balance of it can be cultivated; about 20 of it now in
wheat with a fair house good burn and granery,
will be sold at a bargaiu. Terms easy.
FARM Farm of 47S acres for less than S18 per
acre, being one of the cheapest and best farms in
ttentoi. county, situated 4 miles west of Monroe, i of
a mile from a good school, in one of the best neigh
borhoods in the state with church 2ivjleges handy.
About 130 acres in cultivation, and over 400 'cane
cultivtaed. All under fence, with good two story
frame house, large barn and orchard; has running
water the vear around, and is well suited lor stock
and dairy purposes. Tins is one of the cheapest iamul
in the Willamette Valley Terms easy.
LOTS Two unimproved lots in Corvallis. One of
tne choicest building places in the city for sale reas
onable. ALSO Four unimproved lots except fenc
ed in Corvallis, Or. The choicest building place in
the city for sale reasonable.
STOCK FARM 320 acres, about 50 in cultivation,
150 acres can be cultivated, 60 acres o: good fir and
oak timber, the balance good grass land. Small com
fortable house and barn, it lies adjoining an inex
haustible ou rangj, making one of the best stock
ranges in iieuton county, bituated about 10 miles
Southwest of Corvallis. Price $1000.
FARM A farm of 136 acres of land situated i
mile from Corvallis, in Linn County, Or. All under
fence; 80 acres of rich bottom land in cultivation,
56 acres of good fir, ash and maple timber; 2 good
houses, 2 good orchards and two good wells with
pumps. Terms: $30 per acre, half cash down and
tlance payable in one and two years, secured by
mortgage upon the farm.
BREECH & MUZZLE LOADING SHOT GUNS
Spy Glasses, Fishing Tackle,
Work made to order and warranted.
20 33tf c. HODES, Corvallis.
JOHN MOORE Jr.
STEAM SAW !
will saw all kinds of fire wood.
POLES M FENCING
at one fourth what lumber will cost.
In a few weeks he will start out with his
Threshing Machine J
and will thrash all the grain that come in
his way on the
Most Seasonable Terms.
IF YOU WANT TO GET
Sawed) (or) Threshed)
all and make a bargain with
John Wm. Moore.
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. 19:27yl.
N. E. Cor. Second and Yamhill Sts.,
PORTLAND, - - OREGON.
A. P. Armstrong,
J. A. Wasco,
Penman and Secretary
Designed for tha Basiaass Education of Both Ssses.
Admitted on any week il:iy of the year.
Of all kinds executed to order at reasonable rates.
The College "Journal," containing information
of the course of stmlv, rates of tuition, tunc to
enter, etc., and cuts of plain and ornamental pen
"It is not wealth, or fame, or state,
But get up end (fit that makes me great."
YOU SEE THAT
S. A. HEMPHILJ
is still sitting on the smoothe side of povei
drawing out the cords of affliction in
behalf of his old customers, where
he keeps constantly on hand
a full supply of
No. 1 Harness, Saddles, Sri
COLLARS WHIPS, COMBS, BRUSHES,
Robes, Spurts, Sponges, Harness Oil, Blan
kets, Hobbles, Nose Bags, Cinches, Harness
.Soap and everything that is kept in a first
class harness store.
Repairing Done on
Call and see for yourself before buying else
where, at the old stand, opposite
the exuress office.