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Weekly Corval lis Gazette.
FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1884.
Entered at the Postoffice at Corvallis.
Oregon, as eeoul-claaa matter
OFFICIAL PAPER FOR BENTON COUNTY
Walla Walla farmers are estimating the
coming crop at forty bushels to the acre.
Gordon, late editor of the Seattle Herald,
is reported as the editor of the forthcoming
The taxable property of -the city of Mc
MinTille, laccording to the assessment of
1883, amounts to $313,558.
Sixty million pounds of copper are said
to have been produced by the Lake Superior
copper mines last year.
The altitude of Thompson's Falls, Mon
tana, is the same as that of Eagle, viz.: a
little less than 2300 feet above sea level.
She Willamette University's fortieth
.commencement exercises will be held in
June, from the 7th to the 12th inclusive.
From a most reliable source the Walla
Walla Union learns that the money has
ibeen -raised to build and equip the Palouse
branch to Moscow.
There will be nearly 7000 Chinamen and
"the greater number of 1500 white men
'thrown out of work by suspension of rail
Jroad work above Redding.
Initiatory steps have been taken for
'organizing a law department to Willamette
University. Judge Ramsey has been ap
pointed Dean, and Judge G. H. Bennett,
Prof. J. T. Gregg and District Attorney
Men are engaged in searching in a Six
'mile Canyon, below Virginia City, Nev.,
'for treasure supposed to have been buried
there by the outlaw Davis, who was killed
while attempting to rob Wells, Fargo &
' Co.'s express, near Battle Mountain, a few
A new vault of the sub Treasury, which
is twenty feet long, ten feet wide and eight
- feet high, will be ready in a short time for
1 use. At present there are in the sub-Treasury
vaults $81,900,000, a little more than
$43,000,000 of which is gold, $25,000,000
i silver and $11,000,000 paper. S. F. Call.
Albany Engine Company No. 1, of AL
' bany, has extended an invitation to the fire
department of Salem to attend their 16th
- annual picnic to take place in Albany May
16th. Special arrangements are being made
to make the picnic on this occasion particu
larly interesting and a number of prizes will
be given for those who are most successful
in various contests.
A gentleman from Olympia, says the
Argus, who has had large experience in the
oyster business, has made a partial prospect
of Port Discovery bay in the hope of find
ing a natural bed of those deliscious bivalves
He dredged up a number of shells and con
siders the prospect very good. He will re
turn soon with a complete apparatus and
make a thorough prospect.
The hop growers of Puyallup valley have
begun training their hops, says the Ledger.
The vines present an appearance of great
thrift. Some of them reach as high as a
man's shoulder, or from four to five feet
high. The vines are trained by tying them
to a pole with a string. A large crop is
anticipated this season, as present indi
cations are exceedingly favorable.
Ike Nickerson, of Prineville, left that
place about the first of March and has not
been leord of since. He went into the Cas
cade mountains, and it was thought to fish
Lake; but parties in search of him have not
been able to find him. Mr. John Gilliland,
of Sweet Home, was in Albany Monday, and
said he was at Fish Lake on the 12th, when
he saw indications of men having been there
but of course did not know who they were.
Ed. Haywood discovered a cnrious freak
of nature while looking up some timber on
the head of Kentuck slough last week, says
the Coos Bay News. On a side hill, near
the falls, are two fir trees; one measures 4h
feet in diameter, and the other about three
feet. They are growing seven feet apart,
and run straight from the ground for about
sixteen feet, when the smaUerme intersects
the larger, growing through it in the shape
of an elbow, and from the intersection point
upwards both trees remain separate.
Says the Itemizer, there is annually
50000 acres of land unassessed in Polk
county, or one-sixth of the entire town and
fanning area of 'this county is yearly un
taxed. By an honest assessment, therefore,
the percentage of taxation could be reduced
two mills on the dollar. It has taken the
county surveyor, together with his assist
ant, six months to compute these figures,
which has been done in a most perfect
manner, and he is now notifying land own
rs of the discrepancy in their assessments
and asking for immediate settlement.
The body of John H. Howlett, ship
builder, was found floating in the river un
der Hustler's dock, at Astoria last week.
Howlett was superintending the construc
tion of the new steamer building for the
Astoria Coast transportation Company.
After finishing his day's work he returned
to the Parker house, where he was stopping,
and retired about 10 o'clock. He is said
to have been a sufferer from asthma, and
about 12 o'clock he came down stairs and
walked ont into the open air. He was not
seen again until his dead body was fonnd
floating among the spiles. Mr. Howlett had
the reputation of being a number one master
ship builder. He built the tug Escort and
other vessels at Coos Bay, where his aged
mother now resides. The Coroner's jury
found a verdict of accidental drowning. He
was a native of the state of Maine, aged
about 45 years.
One real estate agencyat Hillsboro, Ore
gon, advertises twenty-three farms for sale
near that place.
The late reports from Coeur d'Alene are
far from reassuring. It is said that hun
dreds of men are living on charity.
There are fifty-seven business houses in op
eration at Belknap, on the Northern Pacific
railroad, forty-two being saloons.
The town board of Hillsboro, Oregon, at
a meeting last week " passed an ordinance
raising the license for selling liquors by the
glass to $400 per annum.
North Brownsville can boast of one thing
which does not occur elsewhere in Linn
county, and, with this exception, probably
in this state. It actually accomodates one
fifth more pupils in its public school than
there are children in the district.
Says the Walla Walla Jonrnal: "Emil
Saunderson returned from Cceur d'Alene.
He reports that the prospects now are that
only three or four claims will pay for work
ing and the bottom has entirely fallen out
of Beaver creek and the miners are abandon
ing their claims."
Last Saturday a man named Martin,
living on Dry creek, met with a serious acci
dent while harrowing. It appears that the
horses became frightened and unmanageable
and in rhe excitement Martin became en
tangled in the harness. He was thrown to
the ground and the horses in attempting to
run drew the harrow over Martin's body
breaking three of his ribs and otherwise in
Potatoes growing seems to be the mania
with Oregon farmers. One man at Buena
Vista proposes to plant fiifty acres, while
other parties are planting as high as from 15
to 20 acres. On Howell and French Prair
ies many of the farmers are summer fallow
ing their fields with a crop of potatoes.
They will probably be worth 15 to 20 cents
per bushel this fall.
A daughter of Mr. John Stoop, residing
near Goshen, Oregon, in alighting from a
wagon, otepped upon the end of the double
tree and slipping, fell to the ground. She
fell in such a way as to break both the low
er bones of one leg. In her attempts to
rise, the end of the fractured bones protrud
ed through the flesh.
A young man named Al Weir, 16 years
of age, was dragged to death four miles
northwest of Hepner on the evening of the
24th. He had recented arrived from Oregon
City, and was herding horses for Charles
Lind. Appearances went toshow that Weir
had lain down on the bunchgrass, perhaps
to take a nap, and tied the end of his saddle
horsa's halter rope to one of his wrists. The
horse probably became scared and ran away,
dragging Weir back and forth among the
band of horses he had been herding, Weir
was about to expire, and only lived a few
minutes, the rope being still attached to his
The Pacific Cranberry company, which
owns 5000 acres of bog land, five miles from
Ilwaco, have sixty acres ditched and the
sod removed from twenty acres and a coat
ing of sand placed on the same. Sixty
barrels of cranberry plants were received a
few days since from New Jersey, which
will be planted at once. The company have
a little railroad which is used in carrying
sand to cover the land, after the turf has
been stripped off. The ground is well
adapted to cranberry culture, and it may
be confidently expected that before long
importing cranberries from the east will be
at an end.
Our leaders, says the Salem Statesman,
have no doubt a remembrance of the sad
mislortune ot Mr. Jj. li. schwatka over a
year ago, by which he lost his right foot
For some time a lack of vitality has troubled
his other foot, turning it black and lifeless
by degrees, until it was destined to consume
his limb and reach his vitals, besides caus
ing unendurable pain. The only remedy
seemed amputation again, and recently the
seriods operation was performed very suc
cessfully. His son, Lieutenant Fred
Schwf.tka, was in attendance Mr. F. G.
Schwatka is 74 years of age, and we are
sorry that his evening of life is darkened
by such clouds of misfortune and misery.
His constitution is quite strong now, and
we hope he will soon see brighter days.
We are informed on reliable authority,
says the West Side, that parties will be
here next week from Ohio with a view of
establishing a bank in our city. We sincere
ly hope they will meet with the necessary
encouragement to remain with us, as this
is an enterprise that is greatly needed here,
not only for the benefit of the town but the
surrounding country as well. The many
advantages arising from a bank are too
potent to everyone to need pointing out.
From what we could learn the parties mean
business, and our citizens should leave
nothing undone to induce them to remain
with us. This is without doubt one of the
best points for a bank in the valley and
there is no excuse now for us not having
one. By all means let us have a bank.
A gentleman who recently arrived from
California, says the Albany Herald, brings
the information that the people of that state,
especially of the state immigration bureau
are very much alarmed at the present and
prospective exodus from that state, most of
whom are coming to the northwest country.
It is estimated that fully 50,000 well-to-do
farmers and ranchmen will leave the state
tins year and mate new Homes in this sec
tion of the country. The gentlemen recites
several reasons for this movement of people
from California. One is, people have
learned that the stones set afloat by the
immigration officials of that state, by means
of pamphlets and the use of the press, are
not true; in the words of the gentlemen are
"crooked stories," and a reaction has taken
AU persons indebted to the undersigned
are hereby, requested to call at his store and
pay up their bills due him, as he must
have money. H. E. Hasris,
EDITED BY THE W. C. T. U.
Juvenile Temperance Work.
The following is an extract frem a paper
read at the county alliance, held in Philo
math last month:
In the education of our children, moral
and religious, temperance and religion should
go hand in hand. It is much easier to pre
vent the making of drunkards than to re
form them after they are made. It is brave
to rescue the fallen, to raise the drunkard,
it is glorious work to put out a great con
flagration, but it is still better if we can
put out the spark when it is a spark, so
that there will be no conflagration. We can
put in an ounce of prevention for innocent
childhood when a pound of cure will be
utterly thrown afcvay on ruined manhood.
How shall all this be done ? We answer,
by seeing that our children are thoroughly
instructed in temperance principles, in the
reasonableness of total abstinance from
alcoholic stimulants, tobacco and profanity,
by a regular course of systematic scientific
study, ethical and governmental. This
embraces physiology, hygene, chemistry,
with special reference to the effects of stim
ulants and narcotics on the human system.
When shall all this begin? First and most
important is the influence of the parent.
No father or mother can afford to wait aDd
let this work be done entirely by others.
Oral instruction at home every day, con
versation, good books carefully selected for
them to read, this is the foundation of suc
cessful juvenile work. Next comes the
Sunday school teacher; here much can te
done. A method adopted by a Mr. Hanson,
superintendent of the west side tabernacle
S. S. of Chicago, is commendable, every
teacher handed each scholar a blank to fill
out, on which was the following, "To
parents: Believing that children should obey
cheir parents, and knowing our efforts to do
them good would be vain without your co
operation, we ask you to encourage your
children to sign and keep the temperance
pledge given below, if however, you would
prefer them not to sign it, please say so on
this sheet and the matter will not be urged
against your wishes." This was signed by
the superintendent, teacher and secretary of
the school, then a place for mothers' and
fathers' consent. Then followed the pledge,
with places left for date, name of scholar,
residence, age, length of time to keep the
pledge. These blanks can be obtained of
David C. Cook, Chicago.
There are many ways of doing S. S.
temperance work, each teacher if disposed
will find some efficient way, then organiza
tions should be formed, let them not be
merely nominal things, to make a fuss
about and do little work in, bnt make them
alive and keep them lively. The band of
Hope is the organization most practicable
for general us; should be simple with few
officers. A secretary, janitor and librarian
may be chosen from the ranks, good adult
teachers shouid be had for classes. One
thing should be remembered, when these
little ones are gathered together, ready to
be led and taught, the teaching must be
pure and good and the teacher must have
an aptness for the work, they must be kept
interested. Miss Colraan's temperance
catechism is well to use for the younger
classes; her juvenile temperance manual for
the older ones, and we most strongly rec
ommend Mrs. Craft's blackboard lessons,
and various forms of chalk talks for general
instruction to the whole school, and if
possible have the drawing done by one of
the pupils. There is nothing better to keep
up the interest than to set them to work.
Have basket picnics in the summer, tea
parties in winter, which can be made a
source of great pleasure and profit if rightly
Now in the band of hope we find it very
hard to get the boys from twelve and over
to attend. How shall we secure the at
tendance of these boys? When boys arrive
at a certain age they are too old for the
Band of hope, they will tell you, as one did
tell me "he was not going with those little
kids." Now what shall we do with these
boys; to be sure a society of girls alone
would be a power for good. Thoroughly
impress the young girl of to-day with an
abhorence of intoxicants, even of the middle
forms, for the filth of tobacco, the impro
priety and coarseness of profanity, and you
have a young lady of the future, who will
not remark with a simper, that she enjoys
the fragrance of a nice cigar, or laugh at a
witticism coupled with an oath, one who
will in no wise accept the attentions of a
young man who is suspicioned of an occa
sional social glass. If we succeed in train
ins; a class of young ladies who will require
of their escorts that purity which is required
of them we shall in a measure have solved
the problem of social drinking.
Different localities, different classes of
boys, need different management; but some
methods must be used to enlist our boys;
we want them to become good, intelligent,
enthusiastic prohibitionists, so that when
tbey grow old enough they will vote right;
we don't want it said of them when they
are growing into manhood, "Oh that boy is
only sowing his wild oats, he will marry
some good girl by and by and steady down,
it will make a man of him. " Yes, if some
pure, sweet girl will pour the fullness of her
own sweet life into the dark turbid stream
of his, there is a bare chance of his being
saved; but what of her happiness? God
forbid, the picture is too dark, we cannot
dwell upon it; better educate that boy sohe
will have no wild oats to sow, and to that
end push on the petitions for compulsory
scientific education. Primarily the little
learners are enlightened as to the setting
the breakfast table and the washing dishes,
fallowed by lessons in all the different de
partments of house work, even to the in
structions relative to the marketing, and
the care of cooking utensils. By the em
ployment of miniature dimes, wash tubs,
&c., and by the introduction of appropriate
songs the knowledge is imparted in almost
as permanent a fashion as -their A. B. C.
One thing is certain many evils of in
temperance would be averted were there
more well ordered homes to offset the at
tractions of the saloons. The object of
this branch of work is to enlist the young
ladies in teaching little girls, particularly
poor girls, so that they will be able to earn
their own living as skilled servants, and
strict principles of temperance are inculca
ted in all their efforts.
In conclusion I would say to every tem
perance reformer let the cry ring in your
ears, by God's help save the children. In
looking at this temperance question we
must remember :,hat in working for the
children we are working for the future; the
past'with all its horrors is past; the present
with all its miseries is present. Here and
there a drunkard may be saved, but ex
perience shows us that a confirmed drunkard
will as a general rule remain one; but in
working tor the young people we are work
ing in a region of hope. It will never do
for us to be frightened from this effort to
rescue the children by the talk of those who
say it is an injury for a child to take the
pledge. ThoseTare persons who strain at
the smallest of gnats and swallow the
most monstrous of camels. We have in
America thousands of drunkards who go
too often to a premature grave. Now who
is it that fills up the gaps as they go .down?
They are filled up by those who were once
merry, honest boys and girls. God grant
that no small innocent child of ours shall
ever go to add to this fearfully recruited
army. But it is recruited by those who
are now innocent children, the boys and
girls of somebody, of human beings with
hearts like ourselves. Let us struggle then
to save them. You pity dumb animals, in
many parts of our country are societies for
the purpose of protecting these dumb ani
mals; you do not stand by and see even a
cat tortured, and you are right; there are
societies for the protection of the fish of the
sea, and the birds of the air, I ask are not
the children of America as well worth pro
tecting as these ? On going home look into
the innocent rosy faces of your own abodes
and remember that in trying to help the
children you are helping to save those for
whom Christ died Litttle children of whom
he said "That their angels behold the face
of his father in heaven." Little children of
whom he said, "In as much as ye have
done it unto one of the least of these ye
have done it unto me." L. H. A.
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To Farmers and those who have been annoyed by having fences blown down, floating
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