FRIDAY MORNING, NOV. 23, 1883 SOCIETIES 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 Hemphill's. 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 quality. 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 drices. 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 of freicht. 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 river. 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. HUMAN RUINS. 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 ruin. 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 human ruin. 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 common drunkard. 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 all uncleanness." 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 furious war. 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 without ii. 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. Temperance Department. EDITED BV THE W. C. T. U. Lecture Course. 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. Bell: Miscellaneous. 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: Botany. Tuesday Dec. 18th. Dr. Farra: The Di gestive Organs. 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 others. 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 choice. FINE WORK OF ART, To my patrons and friends I wish to say I am now prepared to Enlarge Portraits, Tin Tvpes To any size desired in Oil or Crayon, by addressing me and sending color of eyes, color of hair and com plexion with picture. Satisfaction guaranteed in every particular. Address, W. H. H. (.RANT, 163 First Street, Care C. C. Morse, PORTLAND, OB. C. H. MATTOON, (Successor to Buford & Campbell,) DEALER IN Candy, Nuts, 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 OThe Buyebs Guide is Is sued March and Sept., each year: 216 pages, 8ixllJ inches, with over 3,30O illustrations a whole pic ture gallery. Gives whole sale prices direct to consumers on all goods for personal or family use. Tells how to order, and gives exact cost of every? thing you use, cat, drink, wear, or have fun with. These invaluable books con tain information gleaned from the atom kets of -the world. Wc will mail a copy Free to any address upon receipt of the postage 7 cents. Let us hear from, you. Respectfully, MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. MT SS Wabaak Avenue, Chicago. 11L icHY WHERE am now iea:iy, the mot kL Wtc.tw PUOto. Al- . jij-.il.rt cUy Imparted fcr ;. T PcandATd lmbikmttons: Hill's ru, We olfer unrivalled in--vtif uxciusive territory. Write to us. 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AND PLUMBING A SPECIALTY. floRVfliusj - Oregon,) SUBSCRIBE -FOR- The Gazette, ONE OF THE BEST AND Largest Family Papers Published in Oregon, containing all important dis patches, news from all parts of Oregon and the Pa cific coast, ail local news of importance, besides a full supply of general and fireside family reading nutter. The Gi-azette, 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 Gazkhe office. 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. GUNSTORE. BREECH & MUZZLE LOADING SHOT GUNS Rifles, Pistols, Amunition, Cutlery, Spy Glasses, Fishing Tackle, Sewir.e; Machin?s, Work made to order and warranted. 20 33tf c. HODES, Corvallis. AUGUST KNIGHT, CABINET MAKER, JOHN MOORE Jr. WITH HIS 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. UNDERTAKER. Cor. Second and Monroe Sts., CORVALLIS, : OREGON, Keeps constantly on hand all kinds of FUENITUEE Coffins and Caskets. Work done to order on short notice and at reasonable rates. Corvallis July 1, 1881. 19:27yl. PORTLAND -BUSINESS COLLEGE N. E. Cor. Second and Yamhill Sts., PORTLAND, - - OREGON. A. P. Armstrong, J. A. Wasco, Principal. Penman and Secretary Designed for tha Basiaass Education of Both Ssses. Admitted on any week il:iy of the year. PEHrWORK!- Of all kinds executed to order at reasonable rates. Satisfaction guaranteed. The College "Journal," containing information of the course of stmlv, rates of tuition, tunc to enter, etc., and cuts of plain and ornamental pen manship, Iree. "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. Carriage Trimmings a Specialty. Repairing Done on Short Notice. Call and see for yourself before buying else where, at the old stand, opposite the exuress office. Corvallis, Oregon.