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Weekly Corvallis Gazette,
FRIDAY MORNING, FEB. 20, 1885.
OFFICIAL PAPER FOR BENTON COUNTY
"Sintered at the Vostoflii at
Oregon, as second-class matter.
An effort is being made to consolidate the
cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, miking
one big city of 200,000 people..
Cannon, who shot Senator Voorhees about
two years ago, is aain in durance vile for
an attempt to rob the postoffice at Fores 1
An attempt has been made to raise rice in
Southern Oregon, it being claimed that
some of the land is suitable for that pur
pose. California numbers, among her citizens,
ten Irishmen whose aggregate wealth is
$418,000,000. Irish have applied to som
purpose in that State.
The bill appropriating $30,000 for an ad
ditional building for the State University
has passed the Senate and now only needs
the signature of the Governor to become a
The Union Pacific and Oregon Short Line
railways are to carry the members of the
Iowa Press Association free on an excur
sion to Oregon, next spring, perhaps in
Salem has at hist been awarded the Iudian
training school, which will soon be relocated
at that place. The new building will be
about four miles north of the city,' and is a
Blasting paper is an Austrian invention.
It is merely a kind of blotting paper coated
with an explosive mixture, cut into strips,
rolled into cartridge form and fired like gun
powder. According to the new city directory, the
population of Portland proper is 33,000.
This is not including the Chinese who num
ber 2,000, nor does it take into considera
tion East Portland or Albina, hich would
swell the total to 43,000.
Of the 20,000,000 people belonging to the
agricultural classes in America nearly 8,
000,000 are active farmers; aud there is
probably not in the whole world so large a
body of homogeneous people actively em
ployed and holding property who have so
little organization or cohesion.
In Dee Moines the number of saloons has
increased from 60 to 102 since the so-called
"prohibition" went iato effect. As the
sellers have no license to pay they can stand
an 'Occasional confiscation of stock which
kept low in expectation of such emergen
cies. This week the Enterprise mining compa
ny struck good paying.quirtz and the mem
bers of the company are more confident than
ever that they have found a bonanza.
Work on the shaft is being pushed right
along and we hope to see their expectetions
realized. Jacksonville Sentinel.
The surveyor general has received from
Washington complete ccpies of the plats
and field notes which were destroyed by tire
when his office was burned a year and a
half ago. These plats make sixty large
books, anrt it has cost an immense amount
of labor and a large sum of money to repro
The Portland News says M. Volk, form
erly superintendent of coustruution on the
uregonana California extension hut now
roadmaster, gives it as his opinion that
work on the extension south cf Oakland
will not be resumed in the spring, nor for
some time to come. He says matters in
railroad circles are exceedi ngly quiet aud
likely to remain so indefinitely.
The fruit raisers of Los Angeles, Califor
ma have formed an association to protect
their orchards from the ravages of insects,
which are becoming more numerous and
mora ravenous every year. The pests doi
not confine themselves to one variety, but
have a diversity of taste, iind, of course,
test everything in the orchard from citrus
J. M. McCartney and old resident of
Linn county, Oregon, died a few days ago
at his home near Harrisburs?. Deceased
came to this state in 1852. and has resided
ver since in Linn county. He was charac
terized for habits of temperance, honesty,
and upright dealings with his fellow men,
which, coupled with a life of industry, made
him a highly esteemed and much loved
neighbor. On the 8th of this month Harvey
Greenwood, another pionev of Linn county
departed this life at Harrisburg. Mr.
Greenwood was among the earliest settlers
of the county in which he died.
At a recent meeting of the stockholders
of the Oregon and California Railroad, the
following resignations were accepted: Hen
tv Villard, President; R. Koebler, second
Vice President, and George H. Andrews,
Secretary. The following gentlemen were
chosen as successors: George H. Hopkin
son of London, President-, George H. An
drews of Portland, second Vice-President;
W. W. Betherton of Portland, Secretary.
Mr. Hopkinson represents the foreign stock
holders of the company.
A precious carpet has been destroyed in
San Francisco, It had covered the floor of
one of the rooms of the mint and had been
used for tire years. The dust of the pre
cious metals nsed in the coinage had, dur
ing that period continually fallen upon it.
The authorities had it cut in small pieces
and burned in pans. The ashes were sub jected
to the process employed with mining
dust and they realized $2,500. Thus the
carpet after years of wear was more precious
than when it was new.
Tobacco the best brands at Mittoon's.
The first through trin over the Canadian
Pacific road will be startei from the eastern
terminus August 22 next.
The Brownsville Woolen Mills Co. are
getting out a lot of cassimeres and flannels
tor the U. S. penitentiary in Montana, this
being the third bill they have furnished that
The miners of Applegate, Sterlingville
and Forest creek mining districts suspended
operations last Saturday, in order to allow
the stream in which the drowning accident
o;curred last week to become clear and thus
facilitate the search for the missing bodies.
Colonel Huson, engineer in charge of con
struction on the Cascade branch, has made
a survey for the great iron bridge to be
built over the Columbia at the mouth of the
Yakima. It will be three fourth of a mile
long, contains a draw to admit of passage of
vessels, aud be much superior to the one
over the Snake.
The Asotin Sentinel is informed "that
Chinamen up the Snake river, near Mr.
Fisher's ranch, are taking out gold in pay
ing quantities. We hear of a new machine
for washing out gold that is peculiarly
adapted to the fine dust of our river bars,
and which could be worked very advautage
ously here. The 'burlap system' so much
used along the upper river, has proved a
success, one man frequently washing out
$10 per day."
Gladstone says: "1 never allow business
of any kind to enter my chamber door. In
all my political life I have never been kept
awake five minutes by any debate in Par
liament." If this example were fallowed
by men in public and business life general
ly, the strain from the pressure of overwork
and anxiety about their every day duties
would be vastly lessened, and permature
Old age and the sudden snap of the vital
forces would not be experiences of such
frequent occurence. But, alas! There is
only ope Gladstone.
The following information regarding carp
as a food-fish we take from the Bulletin of
the United States Fish Commission: Carp
are equal or superioi to cat-fish, suckers,'
perch, aud our common native varieties.
Many correspondents declare them equal to
trout, bass, and shad, but this is not
claimed for them by the fish commission.
When small the bones are troublesome, but
the flavor is the same. When they weigh
four pounds or more the bones can be easily
removed. Carp are fit for the table from
October to May. The flesh of large carp
flakes oft from fhe bones very nicely.
L'eut. Fred. Schwatka lectured in Wash
ington, D. C, Tuesday last on "The Search
for Sir John Franklin." It is an account of
the longest sledge journey the world has
ever known, wherein Lieut. Schwatka's
party endured the greatest cold ever re
corded by white mn traveling in the Arctic
regions. The lecture has been greeted with
immense enthusiasm wherever it has been
delivered, and both press and people pro
nounce it thrilling, instructive and vivid.
The lecture was illustrated by use of the
stereopticon. Lieutenant A. W. Greely,
the Arctic hero, introduced Mr. Schwatka.
A rough estimate of the amount of oats
raised in 1884 between the north fork ot the
Skagit and the farms on the south fork
places it at 2000 tons. At $15 per ton, this
would make $30,000 to be divided between
15 or 20 farmers. On the Delta there are
about 10,000 acres of Land, half of which
will give 100 bushels to the acre, the other
half not falling below 75, when properly
dyked and cleared. The production of this
region well cultivated ought to reach 900,
C00 bushels a year, inside of the next ten
years. This is but a small part of trie fine
laud in this- county. Skagit News.
The people of the Willamette valley seem
anxious for the construction of the narrow
gauge road to Portland. The people of
Portland certainly can reciprocate this feel
ing. The farmers hope to get their produce
to the city on more favorable.terms and the
citizens may expect to buy the produce at
more reasonable rates. The road traverses
the very finest lands in the valley and can
handle the crops cheaply if its managers so
desire. The completion of the road to the
city has been one of the favorite projects of
the people, and no stumbling blocks should
be thrown iu its way. The taxpayers' of
Portland can be trusted to take care of the
public levee. If they regard it the interest
of the city to donate the levee, they cer
tainly can afford it. If they think differ
ently, they certainly are competent to pro
tect it from .-puliation. At all events, let
the road lis finished. News.
Of late .-est to Pra-Emptlon Settlers.
Suit w.is commenced in the United States
district court recently by Wiley C. Smith,
a citizen of Georgia, against William Ewing
and Frank Duprat, to obtain possession of
a piece of land. It is alleged in the bill
that A. G. Webb in August, 1881, settled
upon a pre-emption claim in Umatilla coun
ty, made the necessary improvements and
filed the statement required by law in 1882,
and subsequently made final proof, paid
$2.50 an acre for the land, and received his
certificate and had it recorded. Then Smith
bought the land relying upon .the title from
government, and paid $2,000 for it. Some
time after defendants, Ewing and Duprat,
went upon the land and erected bouses and
cultivated some of it, and are now in posses
sion and engaged in cutting and destroying
the timber thereon, and forbid plaintiff
from going on said ground. Wherefore
plaintiff asks that the defendant be dis
possessed, and that he be put in possession
of the p-operty. It seems that the laud
commissioner for some reason arbitrarily
cancelled Webbs title to the land, and this
suit is brought to test his right to do so.
It is claimed by plaintiff that after the cer
tificate had been granted the land commis
sioner had no right to annul it without due
process of law. The point involved is of
great interest to many persons.
EDITED BY THE W. C. T. V.
Report froni'state Alliance.
The annual meeting of the Oregon State
Temperance Alliance, was held in Salem,
Feb, 11th and 12th. at the Methodist
church. There was about two hundred
delegates in attendance. Session opened
with prayer and singing. President, J. V.
Watts in the chair. Prof. Vanscoy, of the
Salem university delivered the opening
address, and was responded to by Rev. S.
P. Wilson of East Portland; both addresses
were full of earnestness. At the afternoon
session, while waiting for a report from the
committee on credentials, Rev. J. W. Webb
was called to the platform; he spoke iu his
usual acceptable manner. "Uncle Bart
Allen" was then called. This old temper
ance pioneer is full of energy. The Presi
dents annual report was then read. He
thought that if ever there was a time when
we needed to pray, watch and work it was
now; he gave the Alliance much good ad
vice as to their continued line of work; had
obtained 68,268 names to the prohibitory
amendment petition; he spoke of the differ
ent bills before the house. Secretary re
ported, some of the money pledged last
year could not be collected; he reported
that the amendment bill passed the house
39 for and 1 8 against. Report of Treasurer
was referreed to committee on Finance.
The election of officers resulted as follows:
President, Prof. G. M. Miller, of Philo
math; Vice Presidents, J. T. Wilson, of
Halsey, Mary E. Edwards, of Nswberg,
Z. T. Wright, of Portland; Cor. Sec'y, Mr.
Post, of Halsey; Rec. Sec'y, Mr. Houston,
of Eugene; Treasurer, Mr. Lambert; Sar
geaut at Arms, S. S. Gimble; Executive
Committee, H. R. limes. Portland, Wallis
Nash, Corvallis, E. H. Woodard, Newberg,
Prof. Vanscoy, Salem, Rev. Harris, Albany.
The following resolutions were adopted:
Whkkeas, It is the duty of temperance
people to see that the laws of the state were
Rejoiced, That temperance law and order
leagues should be organized all over the
Rexolvrd, That the Alliance re-affirm
their adherence to the doctrice of constitu
Rmoloed, That while we are unalterably
opposed to the system of the license of in
toxicating liquors, we nevertheless recom
mend the enforcement of all statutes look
ing to the suppression of the liquor traffic
ither state or local.
Resolved, That the Executive Committee
be instructed to secure, if possible, from the
constitutional convention, if such be called,
a prohibitory article either embodied ia the
instrument itself or to be separately submitted.
It was also resolved to extend 1o Dr. J.
Watts the thanks of the Alliance for his
able services iu the past.
Rexolved, That as this Alliance is a
union of temperance people irrespective of
party affiliations, therefore we d em it un
wise to take any political action. This
reselution was carried unanainously
Rmolved, That the Alliance should sug
gest that a committee of oue be appointed
in every Sunday School to see to the dis
tribution of temperance literature, such
committee to report to Eexecutive Com
mittee of this Alliance on or before Decem
ber 31st, the result of the work for the cur
A resolution was passed in favor of the
Keady bill which has passed the house.
Rev. S. Loyil and Mr. Mahlon Stubb, of
Kansas, were present during the session.
The last evening there was devoted to
public speaking by several prominent men
ot the Alliance.
Next annual meeting is to be held in
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Stages leave the hotel for Albany and Yaquina Ba
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FOR ANY KIND OF
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From a Calling Card to a Full
Tke Corvallis Gazette Office
HAS NO SUPERIORS
In Quality and Prices.
Seid for prices and estimates.
Real Estate Agency J'
Real Estate Aleuts, will huy, sell, or
lease farms or farm property on
Having made arrangements for co-operation
with agents in Portland, and being ful
ly acquainted with real property in Benton
county, we feel assured of giving entire sat
isfaction to all who may tavor us with ttieir
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HRiSTMAS PRESENT U
THE MUTUAL SELF-ENDOWMENT
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA,
Grand Central Office, Fort Worth, Texas.
SAM CUNDIFF, President. E. M. MA CY, Secretary.
B. W. BROWN, Vice-President. A. V. MORRISON, Tress.
Chartered under the laws of the State of Texas. June 11th, 1881. Copyril t secured br fllirg title Jane 11
ill tile omce 01 tne norarmu tu .vugreBH, i. v. - i
PACIFIC COAST DEPARTMENT.
No. 7 Powell St. Corner Market. San Francisco
Something that will last and
Be a Joy Forever,
At Philip Weber's
Patent Rockers, Foldinj
Chairs, Picture Frames,
Brackets, Work bas
kets, And in Fact
In the Furniture Lino for the
Of either sex admitted to tho
PORTLAND BUSINESS COLLEGE
On any week-day of the year.
Tho College Journal, containing informa
tion of tho courso f Btud;-, rates of tuition,
board, examinations, etc.; and cuts of plain
nnd ornamental penmanship, free. Address,
A. P. ARMSTRONG,
Lock Box 104. Poetland, Ofi.
In writing, please mention this paper.
O. C. WIIMELER, DD. M,D., President.
W. U. WARD, Vice-President.
W. E. T AY LOU, M. D., Medical Director.
J. N. RUSSELL, Sr., Superintendent.
J. N. RUSSELL, Jr. Secretary. -
PACIFIC BANK, Treasurer.
CAPT. J. N, LEONARD, State Supt., Portland, Or.
The object of this Associption is to provide endowments for living member an well as beniti for
families of deceased members, at the least cost con sin tent with pei feet security, by isaulae; tiutaiit hi
well as deuth benrit certificates.
The plan embraces two form?, lite and death. One pays at the death of a me mber, and the oihmr pmy
in five equal installments during life. The association is operated on tbe mutual plan. It has n stock
holders to absorb its earnings, and no trustees among whom to aivide its surplus.
The total membership r.f the association now amounts to nearly 12,000 with a steady inereasct
each month . The association has disbursed to daU. $376,7GS.S3 in benefits to tbe legatees of deceased men
bers, and on maturing coupons. Is loaning from fif tee to twenty thousand per month to li-ing members.
-REVIEW SINCE ORGANIZATION.
T.i i, 1 T-,(T.atpts
Paid endowment fund, Home Office
Paid endowment fund. Department Offices
Balance oil hand
Total - $376,763.8
Agents Wanted in every county of the Pacific Coast.
F. M Johnson," Resident Agent, - - Corvallis, Oregon.
City Stables Daily Stage Line
FROM ALBANY TO CORVALLIS.
Having secured the ton tract to arryirg tk
On the Comer West of the Engine House
CORVALLIS, - - OREGON.
HAVING COMPLETED MY rjft.
now nd commodious BKN, 48SStfTgSS
1 am better tban ever prepared to rrlvr
BEST CF TEAMS 8J38IES. CARRIAGES
SADDLE HORSES TO HIRE.
At Reasonable Rates.
K5T Particular attention given to Boarding Horses
Horses Bought and Sold or Exchanged.
PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL.
United State Mail
Corvallis to .Albany
For the ensuing four Tears will leave Crrsllis raett
morning at b o'clock, arriving in Albany about
o'clock, sud will start from Albany at 1 o'clock ia b
afternoon, returning to Corvallis about S t'cl
This line will be orepared with good tesii. and car;
ul drivers and nice eonnortable and
EASY RIDING VEHICLES
For tho accommodation of tbe
Wheat and other Grain Stored on the best of Terms by
T- JF . BLAIR,
SACKS FURNISHED TO PATRONS.
Farmers will do well to call on roe before making arran cements elseirktre
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Cor. Second and Monroe Sts.,
CORVALLIS, : CREGOS,
Keeps constantly on hand all kinds of
Coffins ar.d Caskets.
Work done to ordar on short notice and at
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KELSAY & HOLGATE
A.ttornevs - at - Law
Prompt attention given to business intrusted to ou.
care in all the Courts of the State. Demands collected
with or without action anywhere in the U. S Wil
collect claim-, against the Government at Washington.
E. Holgate, a notary public, will rive strict attentiol
to conveyancing, negotiating loans, buying, selling
and leasing real estate, and a general agency business.
Local agent for the Oregon Fire and Marine Insu
ranee Con pany of Oregon, a reliable home company
backed by the heaviest capitalists of the State.
Office in Uurnett's new brick, first door at head of
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Constantly on hand a full line of
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