Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899 | View This Issue
Weekly Corallis Gazefte,
FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 1883.
OFFICIAL PAPER FJR BENTON COurlTY
jEatered t tfa Postaffice at Corvallis
Oregon, as second-class matter
It is said tht Noltuer the editor of
the Standard at Portland d a trip
to Washington city to interview Pres
ident Cleveland for at governtuent ap
pointment, but as there was no govern
ment printing which needed measuring
the President had no use for Oregon's
measuring worm so h said to "Tony,"
"call again," and the measuring worm
crawled straight way for home, a sader
but wiser worm.
Some one in writing nip the fl wish
ing town of Monroe and its different
kinds of business and varied industiies
made the Gazette of last week say,
that Monroe was a town of 1000 in
habitants, a d the writer was raise d
in that pleasant village, from early
boyhood until 25 years of age, he feels
it a duty to say that a population of
200 would perhaps be a figure more in
harmony with the present number of
people of that .town.
Some of those prominent democrats
in national politics who have so stren
uously opposed the rebuilding and im
provement of the navy -while the re
publican party advocated its improve
ment, since the last national election
.are strenuously adrocating the doctrine
of improving the navy the same as
republicans did. So it seems in order
to manage the country the democrats
are coming around to do just what they
abused the republican party for endeav
.oriug to do.
The citizens of Albany have organ
ized the Albany Building Association
for the purpose of building an opera
bouse, which it is said will cost about
seven thousand dollars. And what is
better, it is said the money sufficient to
guarantee the building, is already as
ure4, this is being done by a private
stock company with private subscrip
tions. The citizens of Albany this
year are also going to build a sixteen
thousand dollar school house this sum
mer. This brings to mind that while
Albany's enterprising people are mak
ing the improvements suggested, that
we have a twenty-five thousand dollar
Agricultural College building to build.
In the Gazette of February 27th a
short paragraph in some way got into
its columns on the subject of the roads
between Corvallis and Newport, in
which, was said that "before people
condemn the (Contractors for the irreg
ular mails between here and the bay,
they had best known something about
the condition of the roads." To this
.the Yaquina Mail takes exceptions
which is perfectly correct. The item
somehow crept into the columns of the
Gazette and was not noticed by the
editor of this paper. Sometime per
sons about the office thinking that an
item is all right hang it on the hook
for compositors to put in type as must
have been the case in this instance.
This item, had the writer known it,
would not have appeared in the
columns of the Gazette because while
inquiring during the bad condition of
roads we- learned that the were very
bad next to impassable for all practical
purposes. Yet every body along the
road of whom we inquired almost
unanimously agreed that with sufficient
energy and perseverance the mail
could have been carried through to
Newport nearly all the time. With
such energy and perseverance as the
.old Oregon and California stage line
when running practiced, we feel satis
fied that the mail could have been car
ried through to Newport at least twice
a week all the lime except, perhaps,
during a few days of the heavy snow
and sleet in last December. The
Gazette has suffered largely by this
failure tocarry themails, as the Gazette
has large lists of subscribers along the
line of the route ana over along the
Aoast and by the failure referred to,
the Gazette for many weeks was not
carried to its patrons. Since the rail
road is done we hope to have better
mail services. If the road should be
gin to make daily trips our mail service
to the coast ought to be pretty good.
So Mr.. Mail we extend our sympathiz
ing hand over this long and badly neg
lected mail reute and promise to in
struct the devil about our office not to
put in any more items shout mail
routes .until it has been sumitted to
the editorial scrutiny of the Gazette, j
Another strong reason why an extra
session of the legislature should be
called is that through the blunder of
some of the enrolling clerks in the last
legislature the bill which was passed
upon the subject of registration of
voters while the constitution of our
State requires tfce election to be held
biennially the bill passed fixes the time
for the next election at June 1885
as it was enrolled, but the date as it
passed the legislature was June, 1886.
Through this careless blunder it will
be seen must arise serious complica
tions in our future elections, se much
so that it is almost necessary to call an
extra session in order to amend the
bill and get it in harmony with the
Constitution, as the bill passed repeals
all election laws in conflict with it.
The registration law, the law on assess
ments and taxation, the law providing
for the building of a fish ladder at the
falls at Oregon City and several other
laws being so badly mixed up that it
renders them practically unjust or in
operative it seems requires an extra
session of the legislature besides
the matter of electing a Uuited States
Senator is unfinished and needs to Le
Hard times, scarcity of money
throughout the general business indus
tries of the country and general busi
ness depression is a prevail
ing complaint throughout the whole
length and breadth of the United
States. Many things of minor effect
on this condition of affairs all help to
bring about the common result; no
doubt this condition of affairs vill con-
tinueto exist and perhaps grow worse,
at least until the democratic party has
fully defined its course and declared its
policy upon the great questions of the
day which at all times effect the busi
ness and commercial interests of the
country. When the democratic party
does define itr. future course it may
still have a mote depressing effect or
times may revive either of which will
depend upon ' the course adopted by
our democra.x friends who are now at
the helm of government. Under this
uncertain condition of affairs is it not
reasonable to expect that men with
capital will not invest it in such man
ner as will produce general and finan
cial prosperity. It is claimed thut
there is an abundance of money in the
United States, but men who have cap
ital, invest it if at all, for the purjio.se
of making a profit by so doing, but if
the governmental policy of the party
which is at the helm of government is
such a policy or is se undecided as to
leave doubt in the mind of the man
who has money as to whether or not
he can make a legitimate profit by in
vesting it, it is certain to result that when
such doubt exists that the investment
will not be made and hence the capital
will be idle and thus be kept out of
the business circulation of the country.
When capital lies idle because its own
ers are distrustful of investing it, then
labor must lie idle because there is not
sufficient capital h vested in various
enterprises to keep the labor of the
country employed. The political
change in the country's affairs is large
ly responsible for the present hard
times. Some claim however thatover
production is the cause. If the result
of over-production is what we are now
experiencing, what kind of a paraly
sing! nil ueuce on the business interests
of the country would a free trade poli
cy leave if the free trade wing of the
democratic party should prevail in the
policy to be adopted by th. party. The
laborer who is out of employment is
unable to get the necessary money
with which to buy everything he form
erly did and hence they buy only nec
essaries of life and let the unnecessa
ries go u n bough t and when this course
of economy prevails all over the coun
try the markets are full of a large
class of articles which are purchased
but little. But let the democratic par
ty adopt such a policy as will inspiiv
confidence in mone3fed circles of the
country the capital will then soon seek
n vestments, and laborers, will all find
employment and when capital and la
bor hand in hand is fully employed
there will no longer be over production
because both capitalitalists and labor
ers will have the wherewith to pur
chase those things which in the de
pressing times like this, figure among
the ai tides of over production. The
country needs such a well settled reve
nue policy by the government, that
when men invest their money in busi
ness they can form some definite idea
of what they are to reap. Before the
late president! election the democrats
said all that was necessary was a
change. The change is had an'l still
with that change dull times has gone
down to a financial and business de
pression. What the people want is
the relief the democrats have promised.
Before the election they called it over
protection and Vice-President Hen
dricks promised the people that when
the change should be made that every
thing which was good and prosperous,
should follow. But alas, his prophe
cies seem to have been hollow sounding
(From our Regular Correspondent.) '
Washington, March 20th, 1885.
The new broom does not sweep rapidly
enough for the throng of office seeking
patriots who raided Washington about three
weeks ago. Disappointed spoilmen shake
the dust of the city from their weary feet,
and sadly turn their dejected noses towards
their distant homes. The discomforture of
the place hunters gives some relief to the
Cabinet officers who have been under hot
seie since the fourth of March. Even the
Postmaster General has had a perceptible
respite from callers during the past few
days. The applications for postmasterships,
however, do not fall off. They rather in
crease. In the office of the clerk to the
first Assistant Postmaster General, with an
extra detail of assistants, it is difficult to
keep up with the work of briefing and filing
President Cleveland evidently prefers for
office the quiet men who have kept com
paratively in the back-ground. Those who
have advertised their merits with delega
tions have been left out every time. The
last list of nominations sent to the Senate
created more surprise and more disappoint
ment than any appointments yet made.
The names which had figured on the slates
were all absent from the list. This fact has
operated very discouragingly upon those
who have been devoting every day and
hour to their claims.
Among the most important nominations
were Mr. Hay, of Pittsburg, to be First
Assistant Postmaster General, Mr. Mont
gomery, of Michigan, to be Commissioner of
Patents, and Kx-Representative Durham of
Kentucky, for First Comptroller of the
Currency. The defeat of Phil. Thompson
for Commissioner of Internal Revenue, by
Mr. Miller of W. Va., was a surprise to
many, and a real shock to his friends, who
had strenuously urged him for the place.
They say they will not suggest his name fur
any other place now since his ability ami
claims are not appreciated by the new
'1 Ke acting Commissioner of Patents, Mr.
Dyreaforth, Jid not hesitate to express sur
prise at the nomination of his successor,
since he claimed that the Commissionership
had been offered to himself by both the
President and Secretary Lamar. Through
the dilatoriness of the Patent examiners the
work of the office is shamefully in arrears,
an I Mr. Dyren forth recently began reform
liy requiring night work iu the offices that
are behind with the business of the Depart
ment. This will now be kept np until the
work is brought up to date, which, from
the present energy displayed, will be in
about threu months. This fact will be
gratifying to inventors whose patience has
been severely tried by the delays iu the
issuance of their patents.
Wednesday was President Cleveland's
forty-eight birthday, and he varied his da:ly
programme by taking a two hours drive
with Col. Lamont, behind a pair of ex
President Arthur's horses. The retiring
President kepi ten horses of his ow i at the
Executive stables, all of which he left for
the use of Mr. Cleveland until the latter
should make other provision. Mr. Arthur
has called socially on President Cleveland
during the week and attended his official
reception. Since his retirement from office
he has been the guest of ex-Secretary Krey
linghuysen, and a recipient of constant at
tention from society people without regard
to party. President Cleveland will give an
entertainment in his honor next week.
Secretary Whitney has bcuu an investiga
tion of the accounts of the Navy Depart
ment, and Secretary Endicott proposes to
turn things over in the War Department.
He has requested the Adjutant General of
Army to furnish him with a complete list of
all the officers on duty iu Washington. He
asks what duty each one is performing, if
such duty is authorized by law, and the
exact time each has been on duty here.
The Higgings appoiutm nt has proved to
he Very embarrassing to the administration.
Besides the odorous scandrls that ac
companied his appointment, on charge is
that he stuffed the ballot box iu the mayor
alty contest of 1875; another is that he im
ported voters into Hamard county in 1ST'.',
and another is that he is actively eugaged
as a lobbyist at Annapolis. A certain
Southern Senator says that Higgings owes
it to his party to resign, but a Baltirm irean,
who knows the Higginses remarked that
th .ugh they may -lie they never resign.
The Baltimore Civil Service Reform associ
ation is exiected to come here to-day and
petition Secretary Manning to remove Hig
gins. If he does not c m -ent, they will
probably .ippeal directly to President Cleve
laptr from Hop Vines.
Paper is made in France from hop vines,
and it is claimed that the fibre secured is
the best sub.-o itute for rigs yet obtained, as
it posse ises great length, strength flexibility
and delicacy. It may be to the advantage
of papsr makers near hop growing district!
to investigate this matter, for the vines are
now a waste product, and if they are prop
erly adapted for fine paper, as it is claimed,
a valuable stock has been rnnning to waste.
Bean and pea vines belong to the same category-
Kid shoes for ladies, Misses and kids, at
cost at Whitney's closing out sale. i
S. L. HENDERSON, Prop.
(First door south of Fisher's block. )
Corvallis. . - Oregon.
The Billiard Parlor, fitted up in
first class style, and supplied with a No. 1
Table always in good order. Lovers of the
game will ever find a quiet and orderly
place to spend an hour in these parlors with
the assurance of being nninterupted by
The Shaving Saloon. Old and
new Customers will find good accomoda
tions, sharp razors, clean towels and an
obliging proprietor ever ready to attend to
your wants. 22-11-tf
J. W. HANSON'S.
Clothing and Tailoring
You can find the latest styles of ready made
clothing, also the finest
Pants Patterns and Suitings
Ever brought to Corvallis.
READY MADE CLOTHING
PRESSED TO ORDER.
Constantly on hand a full line of
Furnishing Goods, Underwear,
Shirts, Neckties, &c, &c.
CALL AND EXAMINE MY STOCK.
No trouble to show goods.
Two doors South of Will Bro.'s.
CORVALLIS, - . - - OREGON
Cor. Second and Monroe Sts. ,
CORVALLIS. : OKECOS.
Keeps constantly on hand all kinds af
Coffins ard Caskets.
Work done to nrd r on short notice and at
Corvallis July 1, 1881. 10:27yl.
JOHN K ELS AT.
KELSAY & HOLGATE
' A-ttornevs - at - Law.
Prompt attention ffiren to business intrusted tn ou.
care in all the Courts of the Sta.,c. Demands collected
with or without action anywhere in the U. S( Wil
collect claims against tbe Government at Washington.
E. Hoi gate, a notary public, wiM ive strict atteutim
to convey ai'ciii' , neffoiatinj loans, buy ins;, selling
and leasing rr . e-.tatc , nd a creners ' ency business
Local agents for the Oregon Fiio and Marine Insu
ranee Coir pan y of Orejon, a reliable home company
backed by .he .?eaviesv capitalists of the State.
Office iu tturnett'i new brick, first door at head ot
19 I7tf KELSAY & HOLGATE.
C Ornamental. Useful Pj
HRISTMAS PRESENT U
Something that will last and
Be a Joy Forever,
At Philip Weber's
Patent Rockers, Folding
Chairs, Picture Frames,
Brackets, Work Bas
kets, And in Fact
In the Furniture Line for the
Spring and Summer Campaign
Having mustered all our forces for the coming season we are fully
prepared to present in splendid array, an almost irrestible army of
New and Stylish Goods in all our Departments.
Anxiously awaiting a fearless onslaught on the part of our patrons
under the able leadership of the invincible General Cash, to whom
we shall gracefully and unconditionally surrender, among our latest
novelties we direct special attention to our new Spring Dress goods
oiiks, v eiveis, isrocaues, new opnng vvrapsj, Muslin Jjnderware, Par
asols, Seamless Hosier', Jerseys, Fancy goods, Infants and Oltldren's
robes and dresses.
In our Clothing Department we are now showing the largest variety of Mens and Boys
clothing from a business or school suit to the finest dress suit.
Men's Fine 'Furnishing goods, Neck-
Special attention is called to our new values in
Our sales in Mens and Boys hats are fur exceeding our expectations, look at oar im
mense stock before purchasing.
The increase in our Boot and Shoe sales are such that we are now having these goods
made to special order by the best Kastern and California factories.
We carry a full line of Trunks, Valises, Satchels, Yankee Notions and Novelties.
tf 'Samples sent free on application. .
Only Cash trade solicited.
ADMINISTRATORS SALE OF REAL ESTATE
In the matter of the estate
Geo. P. Wrenn, deceased.
Notiae is hereby jfiTen that bv virtue of an order
of sale, duly made bv the county Court of the state
of Oregon, for the eountv of Benton on Saturday
April 7th, 1833, at the regular April term of said
court, directing and commanding- me, P. A. Cheno
weth administrator of said estate, to sell at public
auction all the right, title, interest and estate that
the said Geo. P. Wrenu had at the time of his death,
in and to the following describe J premises:
The undivided 3-5 of two hundred and fifty one
acres, lying in the east 1-2 of the donation land claim
of Geo. P. Wrcnn and Mary K. F. Wrenn, his wife,
notification 6258, claim No. 54, T. 1J, 8. K., 6 west,
Willamette meridian, in Benton eountv, Orjgon.
More particularly described as follows to-wit: Be
ginning ata point 4.65 chains east of the 1-4 Sec.
corner, on the line between sections 16 and 21 in T.
11, S. R., 6 West, of Will. Mer., running thence souih
58.50 chains to the middle of the channel of Marys
river, thence following down with the meandering.
of said river to the east line of said donation lam)
claim, th' nee north 84.25 chains to the forth east
corner of said claim thence north 39deg. 27min. west
32.:-.5 chains to the place of beginning containing 250
acres more or less. Also the whole of the following
in the west half of said glaiin beginning ata quarter
Sec. corner on the line between sections 16 and 21, in
T. 11, S. R., 6 west, WiIIa:nette Meridian, thence
south 89 degrees 27 min. east 4.65 chains, south 58,50
chains to the middle of the channtl of Marys river,
thence following up the river to the middle of the
county road leading from Corvallis to Kings
Valley, north 16 degrees, east along the middle of
said road, 16 chains north 6 degrees, west 18 chains,
north 26 degrees, west 23 chains north 39 degrees,
west 5 chains to the north line of the claim, south 89
degrees 31 min. east 13.20 chains to place of beginning
containing 39.03 acres. Therefore in accordance with
and iu pursuance of said order of sale, I, F. A. Cben
oweth administrator of said estate of Geo. P. Wrcnn.
deceased, will on
Tuesday April SSth, 18R5.
at the hour of one o'clock P. M., of said day in front
of the court house door, in the city of Corvallis in
Benton county Oregon, sell at public auction to the
highest bidder, all the right, title, interest and es
tate which the said Geo. P. Wrenn had, at the time
of his death, in and to the abovo described premises,
together with the appurtenances thereunto belong
ing. Terms of sale, cash down at time of sale.
F. A. CHE2JOWETH,
Admi listrator of the estate of Geo. P. Wrenn, de'cd
LUMBER FOR SALE!
Well seasoned and in the Ware
house, a tine lot of dressed
Any party purchasing 5,000 feet
or over, may have the same at
$24.00 per M. Enquire of
T. J. BLAIR.
ID. C. EOSE,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
Domestic Keywest and Havana
"Wholesale and Retail.
Chewing and Smoking Tobaccos
and Smoker's articles generally,
Also just received a fine lot of
No Chinese labor cmpkyed.
CORVALLIS, - OREGON
CANAN& GIBLIN, PROPRIETORS.
Send six cents for post age and receive
ostly box of goods wnicn win
. of either sex. to more money
riarbt awav than anvthmw in the world.
Fortunes await the workers, absolutely sure. At
once addressTKUB & Go. , Augusta, Maine.
The KiSOr Hotel. And a Lot, sit
n..Af! ;,, Philomath. Orpfrnn. onlv one block
from the proposed Bite of the O. P. R. R
depot. The cunnings are in gooa repair
and will be sold for $1,400.
Enquire of S. A. KI30R.
Philomath, Or. ' 22-12-3mo.
W. C. Crawford,
J E WEI E R .
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A LARGE
assortment of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, etc.
Ml kinds of repairing done on short notice, and sli
work warranted. IS:33-yl
THE OCCIDENTAL is a new building,
newly furnished, and is h'rst class in all its
Stages leave the hotel for Albany and Yaquina Ba
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Large Sample Room on First Fleer for
Commercial men. 19-35 ly
Real Estate Agency
Real Estate Agents, will buy, sell, or
lease farms or farm property on
Having made arrangements for co-operation
with agents in Portland, and beinc ful
ly acquainted with real property in Benton
county, we feel assured of giving entire sat
isfaction to all who may favor ns with their
patronage. . A. YVArwjoWER,
20-Gyl T. J. "BrixKi,
a - I 1 o
V J to
9 y H
ONE OF THE BEST AND
Largest Family Papers
PuhUshtrl in Oregtm, containing all importuit dis
patches, news frtni all parts of Oregon an tk Pa
cific coast, all local news of importance, besides full
supply of general and nresiie family reading matter.
As in past, will continue to be t ..f u. exponent of
The Interests of Benton Ccurty and the
State at Large.
It will faithfully and fearlessly warn the people of
wrong, i:u)osition, or aoproaching danger where the
public is interested, uever fearing t pubhih the
truth at all times, but will endeavor to always ignor
all unpleasant personalities which arc of no puWia
nterest or ooncern.
Obtained, and all Tatfnt llasim-oa at honfe or
abroad attended to for Moderate fees.
Our office is opposite the U.S. Patent Office, and
we can obtain Patents in less thue than those remote
Send Model or Drawing. We advise as to pat
entability free of charge; and We Cliajge no fee
Un'esK Patent is Allowed.
We refer, here, to the Postmaster, tre Snpt.
Money Order Ltv., and to oltieials of the IT. S. Patent
office. For circular, advice, terms, and reference to
actual clients in jour own State or county, write
C- A. Ntiow A Corf
Opposite Patent Office, Washington, D. C.
iwali able TO AlxrEj tj jTFm
Will be mailed
to all aDDlicauts
and to customers o!
s of last year without
ordering it It contains illustrations, prices,
descrlDtions and directions for planting i
Vegetable and Flower seeds. rrLBS, egr
Ton only illustrated Magazine devoted to the
development of tbe Great West. Contains a
vast amount of general information and spe
cial articles on subjects of interest to all. Ably
Mdmetedl Superbly illustrated!
Only S3 a year. L. gamuel , Publisher, No. 122
Front (treat, Portland, Or.