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toallis Weekly Gazette,
FI'IDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 18S5.
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THE "STAR" HAND GRENADE.
Soma of the distinguishing features of
thin fire congueror are that there is no ma
chinery, valves, pumps or hose to get out of
order. They do int corrode. They, do not
wear out. They reijuire no cleaning, charg
ing or repairing from time to tim. They
do not .or cannot be got out of order. They
are always ready for instant use. To use
them require little or no skill; auybody
can do it. They wiU stand an actual test
of 20 to 25 degrees below zero without
freezing, something no other extinguisher
can do. Age does not affect them in the
least, they are sealed up air-tight and will
retain their virtue unimpared for genera
tions. Unlike all other extinguishers, there
is nothing about them with which meddle
.some boys can "tiuker." They will in
stantly" extinguish a coal oil, alcohol or ben
zine fire. They are the most powerful ex
tinguishers ever produced and the simplest
and cheapest. With the Grenades, less
than one-tenth the liquid is required that
other extinguishers use. Their use pre
vents drenching the place with water, which
often does more damage than the fire.
They may, at small expense, be distributed
throughout a buildiag and thus be available
for instant use at any point. Night watch
men can carry them in their pockets while
making their rounds. They are the only
extinguishers suited to family use. Wood
cock & Baldwin have been appointed ageut3,
a id are prepared to furnish the same at S15
per case of one dozen.
Some ''energetic scrub," with more brains
for perpetrating an unpardonable joke than
a sense of propriety, rang the lire bell last
Wednesday evenidg, calling out the differ
ent tire companies in less time than it takes
its to write this. Before the bell had ceased
ringing and people had time to give the
mattter a moment's thought some of the
companies yiere all of two blocks away
.Marching in vain for the fire, but all to no
purpose. On returning to the hall it wys
foind that the Young America hose cart
axle was badly sprung, aud it is well known
that when an axle is once sprung, it is
barely possible that it can be repaired as
substantially as it was before, and ali. caused
by the thoughtlessness of some light-brained
person who should bs Invited up aud dealt
with as he justly deserves.
Since the above was in type suspicion
points strongly towards two members of the
department as the parties who perpetrated
the joke (?). It is earnestly hoped that if
they are the guilty parties and can be
.proven such that they will be made to re
gret their rash act.
The newly elected Chief Engineer and
Assistant of .the Corvallis Fire Department,
Mr. J. O. Wilson and A. R. Pygall took
the oath of office last Wednesday, and in
the evening were teudered a very pleasant
reception at Young J inerica hall. It was
an impromptu affair, having been gotten up
by some of the firemen during the after
noon, but fully demonstrated that Corvallis
firemen are adepts at not only fighting the
flames but also in arranging lor a p easant
gathering on short notice. The Band were
in attendance and discoursed a few air in
front of the hall, when all were invited in.
David Osburn was called to the chair as
presiding officer and who stated the object
of the meeting was to ratify the election of
the new officers. Speeches were next in
order, and Hon. John Burnett being called
upon addressed the assembled crowd at
some length, giving a history of the Cor
vallis Fire Department from its infancy to
the preeent time. The rounds of applause
which greeted tjis speaker showed the fire
men's appreciation of the Judge's remarks.
Others were called upon for speeches, prom
inent among whom were Supt. E. A. Milner
and J. W. Rayburn. Music by the band,
the newly elected officers' best Havanas and
other refreshments constituted the remainder
of the evenings enjoyment, and proved to
fee one of the fi-emens' most social affairs.
Ice cream at Bain's.
Spring fights are becoming numerous.
For bargains unequalled go to E. Rosen
thal. Nobby Hats at cost at Whitney's closing
Yaquiua oysters, fresh from the beds, at
Boys clothing at cost at Whitneys closing
Mrs. J. Senders went to Portland Tues
Ladies go and see those beautiful parasols
Meade Cosper and wife, of Dallas, are vis
iting in this city.
All goodsj at cost at Whitney's closing
Services at the Presbyteriau church next
Sunday morning and evening.
Trunks, valises, cigars, tobaccos and no
tions below cost at E. Rosenthal's.
W. L. Hodgin aud wife, of Independence
spent Sunday in our city visiting friends.
Just received a large iuvoice of mens aud
Youths clothing at Stock's.
Mike Bosendorf, au Independence mer
chant, visited our city the first of the week.
Corsets, Kid gloves end parasols, at cost
at Whitney's closing out sale-
Miss Tina Mouteith, of Albany, is visit
ing her cousin, Miss, Mary Mouteith, iu this
A Good Spring Tooth Buckeye Broadcast
Seeder for sale cheap at Woodcock & Bald
win's. T. Jessie Elder came iu from the Bay,
Tuesday and is spending a few days in the
Men's furnishing goods at cost at Whit
ney's closing out sale.
fJ. V. Stevens, well known in railroad
circles, came up from Portland the first of
.Sewing Machines, Organs, and pocket
cutlery cheaper than ever at Will Bres.
There will be a social dance at the city
hail to-morrow, Saturday, evening. AU
Stock's have the largest and best stock
of Boots and Shoes in the city.
A. S. Rowland, the Alsea merchant, went
to Portland Monday, morning for a new
stock of goods.
Will Bros, are again the lead with a large
variety of fishing tackle.
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Smith returned
Wednesday eveoiug from an extended trip
in the eastern states.
Men and boy's shoes and hoots .at cost
at Whitney's closing -jut sale.
Beware of fever and agve this coming sum-m-r,
by the use of a few bottles of Oregon
Blood Purifier, this spring.
Foitnd. 100 large size Japanese parasols
at Stock's at 25c tf.
The Second annual convention of the
Grand Lodge, K. of P., will meet at Walla
Walla, W. T., some time in May.
The Garland' stove still lead, call and see
them at Woodcock & Baldwin's.
Nolan marks all his goods in plain figures
at an uniform scale of low prices from which
there will be no deviation.
Liueu Dusters and all summer goods cheap
R. D. Cooper, of Independence, came up
from that little burg Saturday evening and
remained in ijorvaiiis over Sunday, and re
turned Monday morning.
Examine the date appearing after your
name on the Gazette. If you are in arrears,
romemher the printer.
For a choice steak or roast, go to C. D.
Rayburn h market, whore vou are sure to
get what you call for.
Do you want a tine fitting boot or shoe
that will give yon pleasure in wearing it
at E. Rosenthal's is the only place to find
Sig Julien, the imposter, was successful
in imposing on the band in giving a show
I here last Saturday evening. The band will
j look out for such fellows in the future.
A very pleasing entertainment was given
by home talent Wednesday evening at Pit
man'i Hall. The exercises consisted of
music, recitations, readings, etc , and were
BobJohuson, Cal. Hutton, James Scott,
Win. Campbell and others were out on some
of th ; tributaries of Marys river fishing this
week. They returned Wednesday and re
port excellent success.
Misses Anna, Eva, Sallie and Florence
Stroud, daughters of Conductor Stroud,
spent Sunday in Corvallis, the guests of
Mrs. Dr. J. B. Lee. They returned to their
home in Portland Monday morning.
Through unavoidable circumstances Prof.
C. J. Merrill failed to meet the people at
the City Hall on Tuesday evening of this
week. It is expected that he will be here
on Tuesday evening of next week.
Mrs. John Smith engineered a fishing
ptrty last Tuesday afternoon in the grove
o.i the bank of Marys river above town. It
is needless to say that the speckled beauties
suffered no inconvenience from the party.
Otherwise it a decided success.
A new steam launch is being built in this
city to ply between here' and Albany, to be
called the City of Corvallis. The engiue
for thjs steamer is being built at the foun
dry here. It is expected that she will' be
ready for a trial trip by the first of June.
May it prove a success.
This office has on hand new type and
materials, including horse cnts, fancy card
type, letter aud bill-heads, envelopes, cards,
etc., anil is now prepared to do all kinds of
job printing, from the finest wedding card
to a full sheet poster. Those wanting fine
job printing. at the lowest living prices will
please call and see us.
A very enjoyable social gathering oc
curred at the residence of Mr and Mrs S A
Hemphill iu this place on last Friday .eve
ning. It was the twenty-fifth anniversary
of their wedding day. A number of friends
had been previously notified of the time and
on that evening they gathered in on the
wedded twain. In one room all who desired
eugaged in dancing to fine music dispensed
by Mr Bennett, on the violin, accompanied
by the organ. Others participated iu in
nocent amusement and conversational ex
ercise until about 12 o'clock when all re
turned to their respective homes. The fol
lowing were the presents offered on the oc
Set of knives by Mr aud Mrs John Smith,
sugar spoon and pickle fork by Mr and
Mrs R M Thompson, pair of napkin riugs
by Mr and Mrs Greffoz, sugar spoon and
butter knife by Mr and Mrs E A Knight,
Mug by Mr and Mrs Laugdon of Albany
who were not present in person at the gath
ering, Castor by Mr and Mrs L G Kline,
who also were not present in person, a cake
dish presented ly Mr and Mrs J Spiedell,
Mr and Mrs J Mason, Mr and Mrs J Bur
nett, Mr and Mrs T Eglin, and Mr J Ash,
a spoon holder ly Miss i Anderson, a tea
set presented by Dr anil Mrs J B Lee, Mr
and Mrs Z Jol, Mr and Mrs W Baldwin
Mr and Mrs M S Woodcock, Mr and Mrs S
L Shedd, Mr and Mrs N R Barber, Mr M
Kline, Mr A P Churchill, Messrs B Job and
J O Wilson, Measrs Dr C H Lee and W W
Saunders, a water pitcher by Mr and Mrs
Creese, Mr and Mr P Phile, Mr and Mrs
W C Crawford, Mr and Mrs A Hodes, Mr
and Mrs J Pironi, Mr John Miller, Mr T J
Blair and Miss Clara Blair, Mr S L Hen
derson and Miss Ada Thomas. There were
also present Miss Cecil from California, a
guest of Mrs John Smith, Miss Ida Burnett
and Miss Ida Caton. Every body seemed
to depart from this enjoyable) occasion ap
parently feeling that they felt better for
having attended. About ten o'clock a nice
lunch was served which had bven previous
ly prepared by Mrs. Hemphill. The party
had been planned and arranged w ithout the
knowledge of Mr. Hemphill until within a
few minutes before the guests began to ap
A Commendable Act.
Last Saturday evening some parties living
in the suburbs of the city on the Philomath
road witnessed a very degrading scene. A
drunken father, name unknown, was severe
ly chastizing his little son, compelling him
to unhitch an 1 rehitch the team and all the
while administering heavy blows on the lit
tle fellow as his drunken fancy dictated.
Some parties in that neigh 1oi hood started
for the city marshal when thoy met Pro
E. A. Milner and Conductor Stroud, who
being iuformed of the intoxicated man's
treatment of his little son, hastened to the
spot and finding the situation as represent
ed, Prof. Milner lost no time in putting a
stop to the inhuman father's treatment of j
his son. Had it not boon for the son s en
treaties for his father's safety he would
probably have received such a chastisement
from the hands of Prof. Milner as would
have sobered him up for many days, what
he justly deserved.
The open meeting at Pitman's Hall on
Monday evening last was addressed by Rev.
J. W. Webb, the lecturer for the Good
Templars. The hall was crowded and the
audience very attentive and more responsive
than is often the case in Corvallis. When
the lecturer told an amusing anecdote to
lead to his next point the audience laughed
with enjoyment, when the pathetic and
earnest tones of the speaker reached them
there was a quiet hnsh, and grave recep
tiveuess. The main force o' the speech was
devoted to the iniquities of the 'iquor traffic
as affecting the public as well as the indi
vidtial and the family. He showed that
liquor business is intrinsically wrong on
economic grounds, that its success means
injury to the legitimate trade, and that the
community is the poorer in pocket as well
as in person for the nefarious profits the
saloon keeper takes from his befuddled and
foolish customers, to the detriment cf the
storekeeper who fails to sell and the family
which loses the means to buy. He urged
the citizens of Corvallis to be np and doing
by electing none but temperance men, as
well as temperate men, to the new City
Council, and he showed the wide difference
between these two classes.
There was good music at which Mrs. Ad
The lecture on Monday evening next will
be delivered by the Rev. T. J. Wilson, of
Halsey, for whom a patient- hearing and a
good audience is hereby bespoken.
The New Steamer.
The Albany Democrat has the following
to say about the small new steamer which
has been recently built to run daily trip
between Albany and Corvallis. If it does
not draw ten much water it may prove a
si-cce : . ''The new steamer, about which
there has been so much talk in this city,
arrived her" in goon condition last Sunday,
and was immediately gazed at by many ol
oui citizens. People who imagined it was
a great Eastern, were, of course, disappoint
ed, hut those who looked for a neat little
steam yacht for pleasure seekers, found
what they looked for. The steamer is about
thirty feet long, and will carry about thirty
persons. It has a capacity for traveling at
a good rate of speed, -lust what the figures
will be we are not prepared now to state;
but they will probably be sufficient so that
it will be an object for people to travel by
the steamer. It at least shows the enter
prise of our young men."
Attention farmers; all who will need
' Binding Wire for the McCormack or Marsh
' wire binders for season of 1885. are request
ed to give a.3 their order by May 1st, as no
more wire is bought than is actually order
j ed. Woodcock & Baldwin.
THE BITER BITTEN.
Youthful Sharp "Done" Corvallla.
CIRCUIT COURT .
Jim Lewis, the gentlemanly stock dealer,
has recently had a narrow escape from being
victimized by a cunningly devised fraud.
The circumstances as we are able to gather
is as follows. Six weeks ago a youth named
Frank Davis, 17 or 18 years of age, arrived
from the old country with a letter from his
father to an English resident of Corvallis,
who gave Davis an introduction to some
friends having a ranch near Corvallis. Here
he stayed about three weeks and in the
meantime made the acquaintance of Mr.
Lewis, which he cultivated with a view to
making a profitable use of it. Three weeks
ago he left the ranch for Corvallis and threw
himself as much as possible into Lewis' com
pany. He informed Lewis that his father
was a wealthy Liverpool merchant, and that
he had come te Oregon to learn the stock
business with the intention of goiig into it
on a large scale. Strange to say however
just at that time he was a little short of
ready money, as remittances seemed to be
delayed and he was compelled to borrow a
dollar or two from Lewis. This process of
borrowing was repeated at judicious inter
vale during the wees until the money loan
ed exceeded $S0. He also took a fancy to a
valuable gold watch belonging to Lew:s,
which be insisted on buying. Lew is did not
at all wish to part with the watch, but as
Davis seemed so anxious to possess it, he let
him Save it as a matter of friendship ter $136',
considerably below its value. Sunday week
Davis conclude that he had gone as far as
possible with Lewis and prepared to seek
other fields of conquest. He obtained a tel
egraph blank and wrote on it a message pur-
pot ting to come from a Portland bank to the
effect that they had a draft in his favor for
$0000, and requested his presence in Port
land to receive the money. This he showed
to Lewis and also wrote a copy of it in Lew
is' note book, in order to avoid exciting sus
picion as to his departure. The next day,
Monday, March 23, he left Corvallis by the
boat. Some e'reumstances came to Lewis'
knowledge which led him to think that
Davis was not strictly correct iu his state
ments, and he therefore set the wires iu mo
tion with the result of Davis being met by
an officer at Salem and returned to Corvallis.
Davis now found that bis game was np, and
appealed for mercy, S3ying that it was his
first offense and promising never again to
deviate from the path of rectitude. Mr,
Lewis was placed in a difficult position, for
though unwilling that such an offense against
society should go unpunished, yet he was
reluctant to consign the youth to imprison
ment. In parenthesis we would remark
that in our opinion the proper medicine for
the youngster would be a thorough course
in school of correction.
Considering all the points Mr. Lewis de
cided not to prosecute, and Davis' father
being informed of the matter by telegraph,
ssnt sufficient money to recoup Lewis for
It appears that the lesson has not been of
any benefit to Davis, as the very morning
he left Corvallis he attempted to carry away
a gun belonging to Mr. Hodes, under pre
tense that he was going out for a week's
shooting and would return the gun, but for
tunately Mr. Hodes regained possession of
his gun. vVe understand that Davis has
started for St. Thomas, in the West Indies
to take the position of cashier in a store
there belonging to a relative, which will no
doubt suit him admirably.
"Struck Oil Again "
J. M. Nolan, of the One Price Cash Store,
was found Tuesday morning exhibiting signs
of insanity much to the surprise of his many
friends. On being interrogated as to the
cause of his strange conduct, it was ascer
tained that during the previous evening his
wife had presented him with a 10 pound
girl. Printers now smoke Nolan's best
Havanas to the future welfare of the little
State of Oregon vs John Wall, Reccogni-
zance to keep the peace. Continued.
State of Oregon vs Frank Baxter, Obtain
ing goods nnder false pretenses. Sentenced
to penitentiary for one year.
Marion Ruble vs Th. s. Baldwin & Sous,
Action at Law. Continued,
G. W. Houck vs Eliza Sanders. Actioi .
Appeal from J. P. Court Judgements.
John Clark vs Dan Murphy, Action to
recover money. Centinued.
Wm. T. Radir vs Lizzie Graham and Kate
Graham, Action to recover money. Judgs
ment for Lizzie Graham $18.50.
Henry Chambers vs O. P. R. R. Co., Ac
tion to recover money. Continued.
Arthur Patten vs O. P. R. R. Co., Dam
F. B. Duun vs W. H. Huffman and Mary
E. Huffman, Suit in Equity. Continued.
A. J. Langworthy, Assignment for benefit
of creditors. Continued.
Geo. Landerking vs Henry Lauderking,
Suit iu equity. Continued.
C. J. Bishop & C)., Assignment for bene
fit of Creditors Continued.
David Hawley vs Ryecraft and Miers,
The Willamette Valley & C. R. R. Co. vs
S. K. Brown Sr., et al. Suit. Continued.
The Dundee Mortgage & Trust Invest
ment Co. (Limited) vs Herbert Symonds,
et al, Suit to foreclose Mortgage. Decree
David Hood vs W. O. Kendoll and Stoke-
ly Moore, Suit to dissolve partnership.
James Hayes vs S. Chambers, et al, Suit
to foreclose Mo-tgage. Decree as prayed
for in complaint.
M. S. Woodcock as Administrator of the
Estate of Martin Woodcock, deceased, vs
S. K. Browu Sr., et al, Suit to foreclose
Mortgage. Deci je.
E. B. McElroy vs Eliza Saunders, et al,
Suit to foreclose Mortgage. Decree.
An Act to Prevent the Carrying Concealed
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of
the State of Oregon:
Section I. It shall be unlawful for any
person to carry concealed about his person
iu any manner whatever any revolver, pistol
or other arm, or any knife (other than an
ordinary pocket knife) or any dirk or dagger
lung-shot, or metal knucke's or any instrti
ment by the use of which injury could be
inflicted upon the person or property of an y
Section II. Any person violating any of
section one of this act shall be deemed guil
ty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction
thereof shall be punished by a tine of not
less than ten dollars, nor more than two
hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the
county jail not less than five days nor more
thau one hundred days, or both tine and im
prisonment iu the discretion of the court.
Section III. Nothing iu this act shall be
construed to apply to any Sheriff, Constable
or Police, or other peace officers whose duty
it is to serve process or make arrests.
Section IV. Justices of Peace shall have
concurrent jurisdiction to try any person or
persons charged with violating auy of the
provisions of this act.
Passed February 10l.li, 1885.
Approved February 18th, 1835.
Three lots with house and barn, situated
in the central part of I own. Also a house
and lot on Main Street; one of the best bus
iness locations in the city. For particulars
enquire at Look's Boot and Shoe store, Coi -vallis,
We have just opened a full line of house
keeping goods, embracing muslins, sheet
.; igs, pillow muslin, lace bed spreads, tidies,
towels, napkins, white blankets, Marsells
quilts, curtain sets, etc.
J. M. Nolan.
Notice is hereby given that D. D. Fagan
has arranged to complete tho History of
Benton County iu the same style and man
ner as commenced by A. G. Walling.
D. D. Fagan to pay all bids contracted in
the prosecution of this work from aud after
March 25, 1885.
A. G. Walling.
D. D. Fagan.
Portland, Oregon, March 30, 1885.
Our new spring stock of men's, youths'
and boys' fine clothing have arrived aud
embrace the latest style.
J. M. Nolan.
Harden Hand Grenade.
Last Friday evening an exhibition of the
celebrated Harden hand grenade was made
on the corner of Brnadalbin and Third
streets in this city. A large fire was put
ont almost instantly by the application of
four to six bottles, causing considerable
f ivorable comment at the time, and showing
how effective it is for extinguishing a fire
even after it has gotten a fair start. Dein-crat.
Fine Laces and Embroideries;
Ladies onr new stock of fine laces and
embroideries have arrived and are worth
your attention. J. M. Nolan.
Philomath, Or., March, 30, 1885.
Times during the past week quite excit
ing, Monday nigBt literary society, and
Tuesday night the dramma, Ten Nights in
a Bar Room, which was well rendered and
considered a success. Whitney's hall being
crowded. Portions of the play drew tears
from some of the actors- as well aa the
assembly. Wednesday night iras the
school re tori cal of the College at the close
of the second term. Being ill we did not
have the privilege of attending, but learn
the orations and essays were well rendered.
Declamations and dialogues being shut out
made it a little dull to some of the listeners.
School commences again Thursday of this
week, April 2, 1885. Thursday night a Mr.
Webb, from New York, gave a temperance
lecture in the College chapel to a good
house, and with common consent it was
pronounced good and very good. We learn
arrangements are made for Mr. Webb to
occupy the chapel again on Sabbath night,
We expect a paper will be again inauger
ated here in the city about April 10th of the
coming month.- The editor and proprietor
is a brother of the president of the College,.
G. M. Miller. He is here, as I understand,
ready for business. May it be more suc
cessful than the Crucible.
Monroe, March 29, 1885.
Mrs. Howard has eumm-need a general
overhauling and repairing of her hotel. It
will be fitted up in such a style that the
most fastidious may not murmur.
Mr. Starr, of Corvallis, is spending Sun
day in town, visiting friends and relatives.
Messrs, Welsher Jfc Ingram have rented
the wagon shop of Wm. Gariinghouse aud
will soon move their blacksmith shop and
run the two together.
Mr. Gib Powers has sold out and is now
preparing to move to the Rogue River
Last Sunday, in the absence of vonrre-
poitcr, Mi. s Laurie Porter was mirried to
Mr. Ben Jolly, by U. Shannon, Esq., at
the bride's ttome at Springhill. v
By the way, did you notice how equal
the political powers ol Illinois is distributed!
between the Deity and the Republican and
Democratic parties. Poor Oregon.
IUitoary of Dyphtheria
The ravages of this disease in this conn
try make it a subject of painful interest.
By unprofessional persons it is generally
supposed to be of modern origin. Dr. E.
R. Maxou has written a series of papers on
the disease, which have appeared in the
Boston Journal of Chemistry, from one of
which we make the following extract:
"Diphtheria is believed to have originated
in Egjjpt, more than two thousand yeats
ago. It prevailed iu'Egypt and Asia Minor
to which it extended, during the first
five hundred years, and hence was early
called Egyptian or Syriac disease. But
post its extending into the south of Europe,
the Greek designation became the more gen
eral one; and though objectionable, as not
indicating directly its pathology, it has
been retained, together with the Egyptian
or syriac. Having invaded Europe, the
disease appeared at Rome A. D. 330; and
being akin to the plague, of which it may be
a remote modification, having had the same
origin, with some similar characteristics,
and being, like it and malignant typhus,
highly contageous, the disease, in its fifteen
hundred years' transit on tha continent of
Europe, affected mainly rual districts and
garrisoned towns. It had extended to Hol
land, in which it was an epedemic, in 1337;
to Paris, in 157(3; and appeared in America
in 1781; having prevailed more extensively
in 1818 and 1835, and in Englaud and the
United States from 185b' to 1860, and more
or less since . "
In onr notice of attorneys from abroad ;n
attendance upon the Circuit Court here last
week we mentioned J. R. Baldwin as from
Salem. This he informs us was wrong as
he claims to be a citizen of Corvallis, and
has beeu since last October. He was at
Sa em for several weeks employed in the
office of the Secretary of State, which was
only a temporary absence.
Strut or Figs. Nature's own true Lax
ative. Pleasant to the palate, acceptable
to the Stomach, harmless in its nature,
painless in its action . Cures habitual Con
stipation, Biliousness, Indigestion and kin
dred ills. Cleanses the system, purifies the
blood, regulates the Liver and acts on the
Bowels. Breaks up colds, chills and fever,
etc. Strengthenes the organs on which it
acts. Better than bitter, nauseous Liver
medicines, pills, salts and draughts. Sam
ple bottles free, and large bottles for sale by
Allen & Woodward.
The damage case against the West Side
Railroad Company, for running over an
infant that was shaken from the mother's
arms, was decided in Yamhill county by a
verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of $15,-
With r grrt I have to announce the death
of our young friend Du lley Thorp, sou of
Nelson Tooip. ili, remains were laid away
on Friday last at the aid cemetry. Lung:
fever was tiie cause of his death.
Mr. Cau thorn has succeeded Mr. Gibson
in the store. Hie business was too confin
ing for Bud are the reasons assigned for Lis
Harvey Whitby goes short'y to Astoria
John Miller was down from Kings Valley
with specimens from his mine. 1 don't
know what kind of mineral it is, but be
claims that it is worth 30 per ounce, and
that he h;.s a ledje twenty feet wide aud a
milt: long. Ain't he rich thongt!?
Mr. Henry Carter returned from his Cal
ifornia trip Saturday. His many f.ienda
will be sorry to hear that his health is i:o.
Mr. Bryant lost a pony Sunday week.
The pony got to some blue stoned wheat
which caused his death.
Information furnished. The Ijeader
wants to hear news from any neighborhood
it says, such as "deaths, dog fights, anybody
kicked by a mule, etc." If ".hey will look
over their last two papers issued in their
Wells items, then hunt up. the man that
wrote them, they will lind a man that haa
beeu kicked by a mule apparently.
Buena Vista Items.
Buf.na Vista, March 27. 18S5.
We are glad tc hear that Mrs. Annie
Murphy is slowly improving.
The last term of our school will close
about the middle of May.
Prof. A. F. Hershner made a flying trip
to Corvallis last Saturday.
N. F. Hooper will go to Kings Valley,
Benton Co., where he intends to teach
school during the summer months.
Rev. Wallace Hurlburt will hold services
at this place next Sunday morning and
During the past three weeks, of fine
weather the fanners have taken the oppor
tunity of putting out their garden.
Kev. Hershner of this place will hold
religious services at Kings Valley, first Sun
day in April, morning and evening.
Messers. Prescott & Veness, of Salem,
talk of putting up a saw and planing mill at
this place. Buena needs one.
A slight fire occurred at A. Ennis' 'store
last week, but was put out before much
damage was done.
Hon. K . F. Wells, ot this place, agent
for the Salem Fire Insurance Co., reports
having had good success in his line of bus
iness in this place.
B. S. Clark, ex-merchant of this place,
has relumed from the Yaquina bay, where
he has been looking for a place for a dry-
Married. At Corvallis, Benton county,
Oregon, March 24, 1885, D. S. Nash, of this
place, to Miss Halford, of Corvallis, Rev.
J. R. N. Bell officiating. Immediately
after the ceremony the happy couple board
ed the West Side train for Buena Vista
where they intend to make their future
Nolan. In this eity, Monday evenin ',
March 29, 1885. to the wife of J. M.
Nolan, a daughter.
Gates. In this city, Tuesday, March 30,
1885, to the wife of Mr. Gates, a sou.
Our new spring stock of ladies', misses'
and childrens' fine shoes have arrived,
they comprise a large aud varied assortment.
J. M. Nolan.