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    Corvallis Weekly Gazette.
I!IDAY MORNING, FEB. 27, 1885.
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SOCIETIES
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4Td tesday evening:, on or preceding full moon.
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K. A. M.
Fei .ruson Chapter, No. 5, R. A. M. , meets Thurs
day vet 'nr on or preceding full moon.
H. E. HARRIS, H. P.
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Press Association
The following from an exchange is a' int
the sentiment expressed by all fie papers
in the state, and it is a question that should
be agitated until such an association is
formed. "We need a Press Association in
Oregon. Compared with other States the
amount of public printing given to the Ore
gon press amounts to nothing. In many
other places the new laws passed by the
legislatures are printed in two papers, of
different politics in each county; unre
deemed pledges are published by pawnbrok
ers before sold; application for the pardon
of criminals, for license to sell liquor, and
many other things of importance to the
community are all advertised at least four
times, the public being benefited and the
press, which does so much gratuitous hard
work for the good of the State, .-eceivimj a
alight encouragement. If the Oregon pub
lishers had the good sense of their confrere :
elsewhere, they would organize a Press
Association, and aside from the good that
would come from intercourse socially and in
business, they would be in a position to go
to the legislature and demand their rights
and obtain favors." The Oregon press
labors under another serious disadvantage.
The number of papers here is much greater
in proportion to the population and business
than in any of the older States. They must
charge correspondingly higher for subscrip
tion and advertising, but in trying to get
what little business there is, they have in
aome instances reduced prices below what
would pay in much more populous communi
ties, and admit free of charge notices of
various kinds that aie paid for in ne arly
very other country.
Tee Mother Hubbard Must G j
The Mother Hubbard must go. If
Mother Hubbard does not step in and re
deem her old clothes and place them on the
retired list, there is going to be trouble.
Turn the Mother Hubbard out? As a bal
loon it is right and en regie, but as a drees,
it is a lock-stiched, gathered, puffed and
ruffled failure, and a withering reproach to
the boasted culture of the nineteenth cen
tury. The Mother Hubbard dress is all
ski t and no waist a sort of calico rag bag,
gathered at the neck, and drifting away oft'
into nowhere, and floating along after the
wearer like a spanker sail in a dead calm.
If the Mother Hubbard dress is au old fash
ion rejuvenated, we can only say, in the
posthumous language of the departed poet,
"Shoot it." From the ashes of the dead
past rises the Mother Hubbard dress, like
phoenix, and not so much like a phoenix,
either, as like a coffee sack, held in place
at the swan-like throat by a silver arrow,
and trimmed with point lace and other
frills. There is nothing like it on the face
of the globe, unless it be another dress of
the same awful pattern. Texas Sif tings.
necessity t be mother of Invention.
The latest from the columns of an ex
change says: Julius Moshburger, of Mo'al
la, Clackamas county, has found a new use
for hops. He having a lot on hand he could
not sell, thought he would feed them to his
cow. On the first milking, he found the
milk tasted very much like lager beer, and
being very fond of that article, he conclud
ed cot to feed his cow with anything elre
but hops, and to his great surprise and joy
be fonnd pure and unadulterated beer.
i 1
Sprlns Ooi.
S. L. Kline left for Sau Francisco Monday
morning for the purpose of purchasing an
immense stock of spring goods. He is now
offering special bargains in order to make
roam for the new spring stock soon to ar
rive. Call and see.
Cigar Factory Ho. 50.
We this week visited the cigar factory of
Mr. Wm. Albrecht in this city. He lately
visited San Francisco, where he purchased
a supply of the best tobacco to be had, and
is now manufacturing an excellent cigar for
the wholsale trade, he being an old and ex
perienced hand at the business.
LOCAL NOTES.
Fresh oysters, all styles, at Bain's.
Fresh candy and taffy daily at Bain's.
Sewing Machines to rent at Will Bros.
New goods weeklj at Nolan's Cash Store.
Get your Sewing Machine supplies at
Will Urns.
Jos. Graham, of Toledo, was in tern this
week on business.
Thos. Samuels and family arrived from
Pendleton this week.
For the latest and plainest violin
structor call on Will Bros.
Will. H. Parry, editor of the West Side,
spent the Sabbath in Garvaliis.
J. M. Nolan, of the One Price Cash Store,
went to Portland Tuesday on business.
Eev. J. A. Hollenbaugh will preach at
Wells next Sunday, March 1st, at 3 p. It
New Dress goods, bilks and Fancy goods
opened this week at Nolan's Cash Store.
The open air conceit last Sunday was
listened to by a large number of our citizens.
Services in the Evangelical church in this
ctiy conducted by Rev. F. J. Strayer of
Salem.
New Clothing, Furnishing goods and
Men's fine Shoes opened this week at Nolan's
Cash Stoie.
Dr. J. E. Bayley, of Newport, passed
through Corvallis this week, returning home
ftom Salem.
Miss Lilly Oman returned Wednesday
evening from a three week's visit with
friends in Roseburg.
Much interest is being taken in the school
election which takes place in the Upper
District next Monday.
For a choice steak or roast, go to C. D.
Rayburu's market, .where you are sure to
get what you call for.
Thos. Callahan and Telt Burnett, the
obliging salesmen at Nolan's One Price Cash
Store, spent last Sunday in Albany.
Rev. J. L. Hershner will preach at Kings
Valley next Saturday evening at 7:30 i M,,
and on Sunday morning and evening.
Tobias Tom, of the Alsea Valley called at
the Gazette office Wednes lay. He reports
crops looking exceedingly fine in that valley.
Mr. Frank Davis arrived in Corvallis one
day last week direct from Liverpool. He
comes to seek his fortune in the "Far
West."
Henry Keesee and family started for
Langell, Klamath county, Tuesday morn-
They expect to make that place their
future home.
Last Tuesday the Weekly Statesman began
its thirty-fifth volume. The daily is almost
seventeen years old and has every appear
ance of prosperity.
Samp Henderson was in Portland this
week preparing to open a billiard room and
cigar anil notion stand in connection witu
his barber shop m this city.
The Benton L'-ad-r appears this week in
an enlarged form, and one day earlier in the
week, the publication day having been
changed to Thursdry instead of Friday.
Miss Nellie Blair returned from St.
Helen's Hall, Portland, Wednesday evening,
and will probably not return to her sludies
this season, as she is afflicted with a throat
disease.
Hon. R. A. Benscll and wife came up
from Salem Sunday where they have been
attending the session of the legislature.
We acknowledge a pleasant call from Mr.
B. on Monday.
A needle which a Chicago drummer rau
into his hand ten years ago hits just come
out at one side of his face. The Philadel
phia Call says it spent the last nine years in
getting through his cheek.
W. B. Webster, the gentlemanly auditor
in the O. P. office in this city, left last Mon
day for a month's visit in San Francisco.
It is reported that wheu he returns he will
briDg with him a Mrs. Webster.
Dr.' J. Aloes, of Portland, a scientific
Optician is in the city for a few days. Any
one having defective eyes will do well to
call on him aty-the Vincent House. The ,
. i
Dr. understands his business, as we can
testify.
Al. Hussey, the gentleman railway clerk
between this place and Portland, has ten
dered his resignation as such clerk, ami wi'l
soon engage in the mercantile business ; t
McMinnville. Al. has many friends in Cor
vallis who wish him abundant success in
bis new business.
The Occidental Hotel is receiving a new
coat of paint, and when completed will pre
sent a very neat appearance. This hotel
justly deserves the reputation it has gained
that of being one of the best hotels in the
state. The proprietors leave nocning un
done to accommodate their guests.
Senator L B. Rinehart, wife and son, of
Union county, speut the tirst of the week
iu Corvallis, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. G.
vV. Hunt. They went from here to Lane
county where they will visit friends before
returning to their Eastern Oregon home.
Farmers are now busily engaged in pre
paring for their spring seeding, the weather
first of the week being all that any one
could ask for. Reports from all parts o.
the country are to the effect that fall grain
never appeared better, and a bountiful har
vest is confidently expected.
M. L. Trapp, of Little Elk, this county,
made us a pleasant ca.i one day this week.
From him we learn that the roads in
that section of the county are in a very
bad condition, and dangerous to travelers.
Brink & Wright, the mail contractors, had
a very valuable horse so badly injured on
this road one day last week that he will in
all probability die from the effects of the
injury. Before people condemn
the contractors for the irregular mails be
tween this place and the Bay, they had best
know something about the condition ot the
roads. -
THE MASK BALL.
The masquerade ball as given by the
Corvallis Hook and Ladder Company last
Friday evening was a decided success, so
ciallv. financially, and otherwise. The first
appearance of the Great Consolidated Anglo
American Circus contributed much to th
amusement of the occasion. The receipts of
the evening were, we are informed, some
thing near $100, over and above all expen
see. The music as furnished by Cressy &
Middleham's orchestra, of Independence,
was excellent and received many compli
ments from the merry dancers. A iarg'
number of visitors were present, among
whom we noticed. Mr. and Mrs. L. W
Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Wright Smith
Mr. and Mrs. J. ft . Spangler, Will H. Par
ay, ana Joe ilirsnourg, oi xnueptno.eiiue
Mack Monteith and others from Albany
and many others: The prizes for the finest
costumes were awarded to Miss Gusta Ze1!
and Sol Stock. The following is list of
maskers with the characters represented.
LADIES.
Miss F Parsons,
Mrs JJSpencer,
Miss Frank I yec aft,
Mts Lena Lewis,
. Carrie Cressey,
LesMe Creese,
Alvina Mays
Sadie Hawley,
Maggie Campbell,
Ellen Creese,
Mis RC Kiircr,
Mattie Burnett,
Ida Eumett,
Guslie Zelie,
Ella Taylor,
Nancy Jackson,
M'ss Thomas.
Mis J W Hanson,
Ada Huntev,
Mrs Camci jn,
Ida Robe, ts,
Clara Stock, '
Mary Baker,
DoP'e B-ker,
Jessie Taylor,
Nor- Irvine,
Gc lice Irvi ir,
C'ara Abbev,
MisJVV Campbell
Mis Clias H Whitney,
COD Mason.
Lena Mitchell,
Modern Coquette
Cards
Crazy Fatchwo- k
Sun1ovp
Pink Doir'no
Black Domino
B'ack Domino
Pop Corn Girl
Pop Corn Girl
St.eel and Pillowcase
Mrs Jenks
Domino
Domino
Indian Piince:
Snow
Good Luck
StarBand Stripes
Pop Corn 0
Domino
Duke of Buckingham
Qu-ker Girl
Pink Dom'no
White Domino
Domino
Sheet and Pillowcase
Sol stock,
Geo Smith,
Fri"lk Dav's,
John Baker,
J R Sciaffort;.
C D Eaybfn,
D t Osban
t li vine
Jess Soenccr,
Wi'Me Taylo ,
W W Saunders,
F Bamberger, Carl Thompson
Ed .1 o mson ,
Ha-vy P infers f .,,..,., t..
Chas Doins r-j
CbasHprL,s )
Geo AtvvooU, Bom'.-sstos Fiisco
Wm Hoi ; a c, SycdsBot
F ttavtxr" it. Jos Monh'?e,S6 lbs
W Sco-jfc, ' Cc 'iicius
B AHjev, T.-e il i- u- L;ok
Garnet Doroino
Dairy M- d
Sunflower
Rosebud
The American Fla't
Daisy Be'mont
GENTLEMEN.
Kin
Ctowi
Don Ces" De Beam
Spar:sh C-vUier
O'd Diuuk
J Li J Four
Te.ais Cow Boy
Domino
A Acsl - Caliiornia Mi le.'
P Porter Indian C.i;ef
Geo Hu'burt Duke of Gene
JC Irvin Name me and .-;e me
C H Allerion Domino
Ed Wi'es Pae
W Lyman Sullivan
M KNne R.Viln
Ed Smith Indian
D Can: e on Cavi'ier
OC McLfjan , Duke of BucVni! em
WHPaiy Dotvoo
T Mo--. e! th Did: Dei E e
M Son j. 'th S'nple Simon
R McLaao Bii btr of Sol ' c
TCaHalwi DiH!so
John Sot Don Sab; i an
John Dver Hvla id Ci- ef
Wm W'rxbt The Osvl
Hairs Noa" 1 Ssfrnjan
Joe Hi.s Yourj OPBh
Ed Hi s' bu.if Don no
P Hanson NnnvejH'n bailor
Cash versus orecli.. ,
Knowing it to be for my best interests
and believing it to be for the best interests
of mv customers, I shall continue to sell for
cash only. The following are a few of my
reasons: First Taking no risks 1 can
afford to sell at a lower rate of profit.
Second I will not be at the expense of
keeping a book-keeper (seventy-five dollars
a mouth.) Third 1 will not have to spend
a week out of every month trying to make
collections. Fourth I will have time to
give more attention to my business and
consequently give better satisfaction to my
customers, and finally I solicit only cash
trade. J. M. Nolan.
Cor vail s Fish Market.
Marion Cook keeps constantly on hand a
fine lot of Columbia river salmon, sme't,
perch, flounders aud sea bass, at b; market
one door south of C. D. Rayburn's. Give
him a call.
Bring it Back.
The person who got the ladder from the
warehouse of the undersigned, or any one
knowing of it will confer a great favor by
returning it or leaving word about it at
Woodcock & Baldwin's.
The last and only remaining bridge to be
repaired on the O. P. will be finished the
last of this week, when the road will be in
a condition for through trains.
Dougla Irvine will leave next Monday
tor his home near Sprague, W. T., where
he ha s stock in Wests. During his stay
with us this winter he has made many warm
friends who regret to see him depart.
Corvallis Cooking Club, No. 1, composed
of several of the younger ladies of the city,
met at the resideuce of Hon. John Burnett
list Tuesday afternoon. This club claims
the honor of the tirst organization and en
titled to the appellation of No. 1.
Several new builgings are almost com
pleted this early in the season, in our
thriving city. Many more will be built
during the summer. Mr. Thos. Graham has
begun the erection of a building to be used
as a drug store. Evidently Corvallis will
enjoy a building boom the coming summer.
A number of the circus performers at the
masquerade last Friday evening are some
what the" worse for their performance: Ed.
Johnson, an ameteur, in attempting a pro
fessional feat sustained a fall which for a
time was thought would iesult seriously.
We are pleased to state that it was not so
serious as anticipated, and that he wi'l be
all right io a few days.
Wells Waitings.
Wells, Or., February 24th, 1885.
Editor Gazette:
1 copy the following from the Leader of
last issue:
"A kind hearted young lady, knowing
full well that poor editors are often half
fed sent us one day this week a liberal slice
of most delicious cake. The best of it was
that the cake was made with her own fa'r
hands and not by a servant. Knowing this
fact gave it an additional flavor that it
would not otherwise have possessed."
Yum Yum. I happened to know all
about that piece of cake. It was some that
was left over from the dance at this place
on the 13th inst., and the person that made
it did not happen to have any servants.
The next dance here I have t;he promise
from a kind hearted young lady of a piece
of stale cake for yon Mr. Edftor.
The girls here since the Leader's last
issue have come to the conclusion not to
send any more stale cake to Editors as it
has a tendency to soften the brain.
v Hank.
Buena Vista Item j.
Buena Vista, Feb. 24, 1885.
Sickness all over town.
Skating rink finished last Saturday.
Mr. C. A. Gray aud wife, of Salem, were
in town Sunday visiting.
A. M. Smith, of Portland, was in town
Tuesday, looking after the interest of the
pottery shop, at this place.
Rev. J. L. Hershner will hold religious
services at this place on the 2nd Sunday in
March.
Miss Nellie Collins of Dallas, was iu town
visiting friends.
Sheriff Groves, of Dallas, was in this city
Tuesday, collecting taxes tor 1884.
Died. At Buena Vista, Oregon Eeb. 20,
1SS5. Dirthie Fay, little daughter of Mr.
a-id Mrs. VV. R. Hall, aged 6 years, G
months and 4 days.
Dr. J. Lindsey Hill, of Albany, was
to see a little son of Mrs. and Mr. E. E.
Kringle, last Sunday. The patient is veiy
ill with typhoid pneumonia, and not expect
ed to live.
The steamer Isabel is busy towing Pres-
cotts logs from the mouth of the Luckia-
mute, near this place to Salem.
Our school intends giving an oyster sup
per in the near future, for the purpose of
raising money to pay the expressage on
some school furniture.
Rev. VV. Herlburt, of Dallas, will hold
religious services at this place next Sunday,
morning and evening.
Mr. Johanthan Davidson, of lndepei -
dence, is lying vervsiek at the residence of
Hon. B. F. Burclr Mr. Davidson is the
City Marshal of Independence, and has
quite a good reputation in Polk county.
Would like to hear of his recovery soon.
Prof. N. F. Hooper's class in vocal mus'c
will meet to-night at the church house at
this place. He goes to Dallas to -morrow
evening.
The Debating Society did not meet last
Friday evering as announced on account of
so much sickness through the country. It
will meet et the school house next Friday
evening with the same programme.
Some twenty-five or thirty of our young
Iks gathered at the newly finished hall,
for the purpose of .-passing a few hours in
skating. The club has been organized three
weeks, but last Saturday evening was the
tirst skate they had given. The ante-room
stove and seats are yet to be put up. After
skating until midnight, the crowd went
home well paid for their trouble.
Merit.
Suve-r sayings.
Suv-Eit, Feb. 24, 1885.
Wonder if "Merit" is a Democrat?
Mr. VV. R. Hall and wife, of Buena Vista
are in Suver visiting.
Our merchants have just received a new
stock of goods, such as clothing, etc., and
they can be had at reduced prices.
Helniick Bros., of Parker, report that
this years flood did more damage to tbo'r
roperty than anytime since the flood of
18G2.
Prof. Frank Rigler formerly of Jodepen
deuce, is now teaching school at Walla
Walla, W. T. He gets a salary of $1,500
per year.
Prof. A. F. Hershner of Buena Vista,
Polk county, recently scat east for school
furniture, such as maps and a globe. Un
der this energetic teacher's management the
Buena Vista school is nourishing.
Nibs.
Philomath Paragraphs,
The annual school meeting for school
.1 ' 1 " ..A XT- IT 111 U 1- -1 1 . 1 1 ,-
j uiamti iw, ii, win oe ueiu m tue puDiic
scnool house in fhilomath, on Monday,
March 2nd, beginning at 1 o'clock p. m., for
the purpose of electing one director and a
clerk. At said meeting, will be submitted
to the legal voters, the proposition of voting
a tax to fence the public school grounds and
dig a well thereon.
On Friday evening, Feb. 20th, the Hes
periau Literary Society discussed the ques
tion, Resolved, "that the Chinese must go."
Affirmative, Ben Childers, W. Post, B. T.
Harps. Negative, Dr. G. A. Whitney,
W. T. Bryan, George Harris. After dis
cussion, in which the question was viewed
in all its bearings, the decision was rendered
in favor of the negative.
February 20th at 1 p. of. ex. Rev. L.
Case delivered a lecture in the College
Chapel. Theme: "Triumph of immortal
ity over death. "
Sunday morning Bishop Castle preached
from John 8, 32. In the evening services
were held by Rev. Skipworth, of Corvallis
Born". February 20th, to the wife of
Rev. A. Bennett, a son.
The pleasant face of Hon. J. A. Henkle
is again in our midst.
Prof. Newell aud family, of McMinnville,
have moved in town.
Mollie Davison returned from the Sound
last Saturday.
The W. C. T. U. will give an entertain
ment in the College Chapel, Wednesday
evening, Match 4th. A good time is an
ticipated. Piphleisjhipber.
statistics of the city of philomath.
Whole number ot inhabitants 330. Num
ber of residences 62. Business houses: One
General Merchandise" store owned by J. E.
Henkle & Co.; one G-ocery and Provision
store, J. W. Belt proprietor; Drug store
owned by J. L. Akin, who is also Postmas
ter; one Livery Stable, E. L. Dixon, pro
prietor, he also keeps the Dixon Hou3e;
Hotel kept on G street by G. VV. Kisor;
Barber Shop and Candy, Cigars, etc., by
J. VV. Harris; Boot and Shoe Shop, F. J.
Hendrickson proprietor; two Blacksmith
Shops, one owned by T. J. Wilcox & Son,
and the other by E. L. Dixon; one Harness
Shop, E. D. Hamilton proprietor; Wagon
Shop, , James H. Norris proprietor; Jeweler
Shop, F. P. Jones, proprietor; one Milinery
Shop and one Butcher Shop. The city is
well supplied with music. The Cornet
Brass Baud practices weekly, there are
twenty-two organs in the place, besides
other musical instruments; Singing School
meets weekly. Some steps have been taken
toward building a Church; it is as yet in
the future. The College Chapel is used as
the place of worship for the city. In the
center of the city s';ands Philomath College,
a substantial brick building on a beautiful
eminence overlooking most of the town.
On the west side of the College campns is
the Boarding Hall for the use and benefit of
the students. In the northwest corner is
the residence of the President of the Col
lege. Taking all things into consideration
it is a beautiful and healthy location for a
College town. Observer.
AN IMPORTANT LAW
Monroe Musings.
Monroe, Oregon, February 23, 1885.
There has another of Oregon's pioneers
left us for other climes, in the person of
Jessie Starr, who died February 20th, at
the residence of R. Belknap, at the good
old age of SO. Mr. Starr was amongst the
early settlers of Benton county.
Dr. J. L Taylor has been very low bat is
gaining strength again slowly.
For the proverbial heal thfulness of Ore
gon there is considerable sickness in the
country, but then it is principally amongst
the aged. Data.
DID.
ALEXANDER. At the family residence
in Kings Valley, Benton county, Oregon,
on the 22d inst., of typhoid fever, Winnie,
only daughter of T. F. and Frankie Al
exander, aged 9 years, 10 months and
4 days.
Little Winnie was a blight, intelligent
and affectionate child; and was dearly be
loved by a large circle of relatives and ac
quaintances. An invalid from infancy, her
affletious had but strengthened the ties
which bouud her to the home circle, and
rendered the separation more painful; but
He who doeth all things well has taken her
to Himself in her innocency and purity;
and certainly she is far happier now than if
left on earth. The bereaved parents have
the heartfelt sympathy of all who knew
little Winnie. Com.
WHITEHEAD. At Fossil, Wasco county,
Oregon, February 13, 1885, Mrs. E. W.
Whitehead, aged about 25 years.
The deceased was a daughter of Mr.
Thomas Read, of this county, and the wife
of Mr. E. W. Whitehead, formerly in the
boot aud shoe business at Philomath, where
he ind his wife were well and favorably
known. Her death was caused by the re
moval of an ovarian tumor, weighing 251bs.,
form which she had been suffering for sever
al years. A hosf of friends in this county
extend to Mr. Whitehead and motherless
children their heartfelt sympathy.
Use Kenton's Polish at WH Bros.
MAS HIED.
WELLS MAYS. At the Summit, this
county, February 21, 1885, Mr. Vineyard
Wells arid Miss Ida Mays.
The State Census.
The laws of the state of Oregon require a
census be taken every ten years. This law
was enacted in pursuance of the mandate of
the constitution declaring that "the legisla
tive assembly shall, in the year 1885, and
every tenth year thereafter, cause an enu
meration to be made of the population of the
state. " Under this provision the state cen
sus falls midway between the censuses taken
by the United States, which gives us an enu
meration every five years. Hitherto, how
ever, the state censuses have been very im
perfectly taken. We ought this year to
strive for a better result.
The law places the work in the hands of
the assessors of the several counties. They
are required, at the time of assessing their
respective counties, "to take an enumeration
of the inhabitants and the industrial prod
ucts of the same." But the schedule of "in
dustrial products" which the law requires to
be tilled out includes only tho products of
agriculture, No special compensation is
provided for doing this census work though
of course the amount which the assessors
will receive through per diem compensation
will be increased.
We have had two of these censuses here
tofore, tut neither of them h: s been thor
ough enough to be of real value. The cen
sus is not a specialty, but only an incident,
of the assessment. It is not, therefore, kept
in view by the assessors as a leading object.
Yet it should be; and assessors may proper
ly be reminded of the duty.
The older and greater states are gradually
increasing the scope of their census work
from the mere enumeration of the inhabit
ants required by their constitutions to the
procurement of minute statistical informa
tion similar in variety and character to that
covered by the national census. The ground
of this is the perception that such informa
tion is of invaluable assistance to home in
interests. Perception of the same fact here
ought to lead to a careful and complete "enu
meration of the inhabitants and industrial
pursuits" of our state. Oregonian.
House bill No. 66, introduced by Speaker .
Keady, of this county, and which passed
both branches of the legislature and
approved by the Governor. Tho full text
of the bill as finally passed will be read with
interest by all. It is as follows:
An Act to Regulate the Sale of Spirituous,
Mall and Vinous Liquors.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly
of the State of Oregon :
Section 1. That no person shall be per
mitted to sell, spiritons, malt or vinous
liquors in this state in quantities less than
one gallon without having first obtained a
license from the county court of the proper
county for that purpose.
Sec. 2. Every person obtaining a license
to sell spirituous, malt and vinous liquors
shall pay into the treasury of the county
granting such license the sum of three hun
dred dollars per annum, and in the same
proportion for a less period; or two hundred
dollars per annum, and in the same propor
tion for a less period for a license to sell malt
liquors only; provided, that no license shall
be granted for a less period than six months.
Sec. 3. Every person applying for a li
cense to sell spiritous, malt and vinous
liquors, before receiving the same, shall ex
ecute to such county a bond in the penal
sum of one thousand dollars, with two or
more sufficient sureties, to be approved by
sucheourt, conditioned that he will keep an
orderly house, and that he will not permit
any unlawful gaming or riotous conduct
in or about his house, and that he will not
open or permit to be opened, his place of
business for the purpose of traffic on the
first day of the week, commonly called Sun
day; that he will not give, sell or supply
spirituous, malt or vinous liquors to minors
or habitual drunkards, nor to any person at
the time in a druukeu or intoxicated con
dition; and ia case of a violation of the fore
going conditions, by any person giving such
bond, he shall be liable to pay a lino of not
less than fifty nor more than two hundred
dollars for any such violation, to be re
covered in a civil action as hereinafter pre
scribed, and the bond so giveu as aforesaid
by such person shall also be liable to be
prosecuted as hereinafter provided.
Sec. 4. That any person wishing to sell
spirituous, malt or vinous liquors, before
obtaining a license, as hereinafter provided,
shall at his own trouble and expense obtain
the signatures of an actual majority of the
whole number of legal voters of the pre
cinct in which he may wish to sell such spirit
uous, malt or vinous liquors, to a petition
to said county court praying that said
license be granted; and no applicant shall
be deemed to have a majority of the legal
voters of such precinct whose petition does
not contain the names of a number of legal
voters of such precinct equal to a majority
of all the votes in such precinct nt the last
preceding general election and greater thru
the-whole number of names of legal voters of
such precinct which may be signed to any
remonstrance against the granting of any
such license.
Sec. 5. That when the signatures of an
actual majority of the whole number of
legal voters have been obtained, to be deter
mined as provided in the preceeding sec
tion, the applicant shall at his own expense
cause the said petition to be published for
four consecutive weeks in any daily or
weekly newspaper published in said county,
together with notice of the day upon which
he willapply to the county court for such li
cense to sell spirituous, malt or vinous
li mors; provided, that if there be no daily
or weekly newspaper published in said
county, then the petition and notice herein
specified shall be plainly written and posted
in three of the most public places in such
precinct, and proof of sueh posting shall be
made by the affidavit of one of the petition
ers ana two resident nouselioiders ot the
precinct.
Sec. 6. On the applicant producing to
the county court the receipt of the county
treasurer for the payment of the sum here
inbefore prescribed, aud proof of compliance
of all the preceding provisions of this act,
the county court shall give him a license of
the character and for the term his receipt
may call for.
Sec. 7. It is hereby made the duty of
the prosecuting attorney, sheriffs, consta
bles and justices of the peace, knowing of
any violation of tho provisions of this act,
to make complaint thereof to the grand jury
at the next term of the circuit court of the
county in which the offense may have been '
committed, after said violation; and the
moneys collected n such judgment, except
taxable costs, shall be paid to the treasurer
of the proper county, for the use of the
common schools therein. It shall also be
duty of the county clerk to pro3ecute the
bond given by such applicant, under the
provisions of this act, for any violations of
its conditions.
Sec. 8. Every county clerk, shall on the
first day of the term of each circuit court,
deliver to the grand jury an accurate list of
all'persons holding licenses under the pro
visions of this act, within the county,
which list shall show the date and time of
expiration of each license.
Sec.0. It shall be the duty of the grand
jury, at each and every term of the circuit
court in any county of this state, to make
a strict inquiry, and return bills of indict
ment against every person violating any of
the provisions of this Act.
Sec. 10, That title 1 of chapter 31 of the
miscellaneous laws of Oregon, and all other
acts inconsistent with thisact are h ereby
repealed.
Approved by the Governor Feb. 17, 1885.
NOTICE.
We hereby give notice that all persons
running bills with us, must pay up the 1st
of each month. No accounts will be allowed
to run for a longer time, and no exception
will be made to this rule. We pay cash for
our stock and must have cash in return.
J. C. Taylor,
Houck It Osbtjrn,
C. D. Raybukn.
February 20tb, 18S5.