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Lexington wants to be the county
seat of Morrow.
The Canadian Pacific Railway is
completed to the Columbia river.
Assessor Harald reports Portland's
population to be about 29,000, exclu
sive of Chinese.
Citizens of Heppner have raided an
opium den and a house of ill fame in
that town and ordered the inmates to
Large numbers of salmon are being
speared in Albany and Santiam ditch.
A new kind of fish is also caught
The steamer Occident, of the O. R.
& N. Co., is tied up at Saiem by the
Sheriff for $2,300 taxes assessed
against the Narrow Guage road.
Oregon City has twnty-five bache
lors between the age of thirty and seventy-five,
with several out lying pre
cincts to hear from.
A barn on Newton White's farm,
near Albany, was burned a few days
ago and with it a wagon and threshing
machine. Origin of the fire a mys
Yakima's citizens are flurried over
an order from the Northern Pacific's
headquarters, cutting down construct
ion expenses from $40,000 to $8,000 a
Silas Haight, a pioneer of '45, died
at his home near Albany on the 12th
inst. an an advanced age. He moved
to Linn county in 1847, where he has
resided ever since.
Many sheep have died in Eastern
Oregon during the past few days.
They had been sheared and "dipped,"
and when cold rain came on thou
sands v ;i v chilled to death.
The tilers in Clark county are
crowding over into the unsurveyed
tracts in the foothills and the moun
tains, and are calling for surveys by
the United States authorities.
The fihermen at Astoria have made
a demand for 70 cents a fish, to com
mence after the 23rd. The canneries
offer 50 cents. The consequence will
be probably to close up the canneries.
At Luelling's nursery men are em
ployed to pick part of the green fruit
from the trees, so that they will not
break down as it matures. In many
other places trees are equally over
loaded. A Plate Indian is cultivating sixty
acres of land in Pleasant Valley, Ne
vada, this season. He has several
acres of wheat and barley, besides po
tatoes, cabbage and other vegetables.
He receives no assistance from the
government and manages the ranch
himself, using Indian labor exclusively.
The Dalles Times-Mountaineer says:
"The question is no longer a mooted
one that even if the Caseade locks are
constructed boats cannot reach the
foot of the canal during certain stages
of water. The trip of the Cascades
last Saturday demonstrated the fact
that an ordinary steamboat can enter
the canal from the west side at any
Eugene City Register: Lane coun
ty contains more openinings and valu
able unimproved lands for immigrants
than any other county of western Ore
gon. The immigrants calling at the
rooms of the state board last week rep
resented over $50,000, and yet Lane
county didn't get one of them. The
reason is simple and plain; other coun
ties are represented there and far bet
Hon. Spencer F. Baird, United
States Fish Commissioner, is collect
ing a car load of shad to be sent out
here. It was expected to start the car
on May 1st, but considerable difficulty
has been experienced in securing the
needed amount of fish, and the car
will hardly be loaded before another
week or so. The shad will be turned
loose in the Willamette at Salem
which is said to be a good locality for
their propagation. Parties wishing to
can secure a bucketful, providing they
own a suitable pond.
The Ohio State Journal of May 15
says: "It is now apparent that the
wheat crop of Ohio, as a whole, will
fall 50 per cent- short of that of 1884."
A like report comes from nearly all the
wheat producing States east of the
Rocky Mountains, and from California.
It is certain, therefore, that the wheat
crop of the United States this year will
foe a small one compared with that of
last. This affords a prospect for bet
ter prices for the Pacific Northwest,
whose crop will be larger than ever
before Oregon ian .
Liquor sellers in Pacific county
evade the efforts of the people there to
close up saloons, by putting bars on
boats and anchoring off shore in Bak
er's bay, where they sell in defiance of
The latest discovered use for the
roller rink is at Pittsburg, where Rob
ert Haverstick and Conrad Metz
skated a race for the affections of a
young lady, Metz winning by a cjuarter
of a lap in five minutes.
Salmon berries are ripe and very
plentiful in the woods. They resem
ble the raspberry, but are much larger.
Wild strawberries are so plentiful and
cheap that they are no longer gath
ered for the market. Wild raspberries
and blackberries are also very plentiful
and will ripen a month earlier this
A Spokane exchange says: "From
Thomas Burnett, who, with others, has
done considerable sheep-shearing in
this and Adams counties this spring,
we learn that never were the fleeces so
heavy as this year. Common sheep
shear from seven to nine pounds each
and the wool is of an excellent quality.
It is said that the executors of the
estate of Wendell Phillips have found
it in a very hopeless condition; that
the bulk of it consists of a mass of
stocks of the wild-cat variety, having a
face value of nearly $1,000,000, but
be ing practically worth little or noth
ing. Beyond this, report says there is
only about $8,000 worth of property.
Articles of incorporation have been
filed at Salem for a company with a
capital of $20,000, for the purpose of
navigating the Willamette river as far
as Eugene, and its tributaries. S. G.
Reed's name appears among the incor-
Spokane Review: An immense
number of cattle are passing through
the city daily bound for Montana. The
stock comes from Eastern Washington
and Oregon, and is all in good condi
tion. Walker Bean has the contract
for feeding the animals at this statior.
The contract calls for 15,000 head.
It is stated that the Oregon Railway
and Navigation Company will shortly
ship the 4000 tons of old rails owned
by it, to the San Francisco mills to be
rerolled. It is further reported that
the newly rolled rails will be shipped
to Colfax, W. T., and used to com
plete the Colfax-Moscow branch.
C. D. McFarlin and H. McFarlin,
brothers, lately from Stockton, Cal.,
have purchased fifty-five acres of
swamp land on North Slough, Coos
bay, from George Beal, and have en
tered forty acres of government land
adjoining, on which they propose to
Astoria Herald, 21st inst.: The
fishermen's strike came to formal ter
mination last evening, when at a meet
ing they decided to go to work at the
old prices, after resolving to get togeth
er in the future and form a union or
compact for the promotion and pro
tection of their interests in the seasons
to come. To-day the river is dotted
with boats, and, as the run of fish is
lively, no doubt business at the can
neries will come on with a rush and
with redoubled vigor nowthatall hands
have had a good rest.
Hillsboro Independent: The Tilla
mook party returned last Monday, and
while their reports about the new dis
coveries out there are encouraging,
they found that there had been con
siderable exaggeration of the mines.
For instance, the ledge that the Hills
boro investigators took interest in was
found to be almost worthless. It is
suspected to that the large assays that
have been made were got from rock
that did not come from Tillamook
leads. They have lots of very rich
rock in Portland from Idaho, Montana
and Nevada, which are capital for
"salting" mines and swindling green
horns. The streets of Astoria are being
macadamized with the ballast of ships
which lighter or take in cargo there,
and here is how the Astorian puts it:
From the coral strands of India, and
from the far off islands of the soft
south sea, come in the holds of vessels
the foundation of many of Astoria's
streets. South American pebbles and
Australian dornicks; chunks of Eocene
formation from the Feejees, and relics
of Paleozoic period from Hong Kong,
are alike in the conglomerate mass
that underlies our thoroughfares.
When Oregon's future geologists ana
lyze the component parts of the strata
they shall here find, it will puzzle
them worse to reconcile the geological
formation than the biblical miracles
puzzle Bob Ingersoll.
The salary of the President of the
United States is never applied for by
the President," but is made out in the
form of a voucher at the end of each
month and signed by the treasurer of
the United States in regular order
with hundreds of other vouchers. The
private secretary is always given the
money, but the Department requires
the receipt to be signed by the Presi
dent personally. The monthly vouch
er is $4,166.66, but for March Mr.
Cleveland drew $3,888.87 and Mr.
The cattle shipments to the Mon
tana ranges from Oregon and Wash
ington this season will amount to 30,
000 to 40,000 head. The shipping of
live stock will cease to be much of a
business as the shipment of slaughtered
meat in refrigerators will be much
cheaper and better. The beef slaugh
tered from the range here and shipped
can be placed in the east markets in a
much better condition. The shrink
age on live shipments is nearly one
fourth on a large steer, and as a conse
quence the meat loses its fine flavor
imparted by the bunchgrass and is in
every way less palatable.
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Real Estate Agency.
A. P. Gaines.
Real Estate, Employment and Collection
Business Solicited. References Siven.
OFFICE. First door south of Fisher's Brick, inain
0. B. STARR'S
Mil FEED aad SALE SMIL
(South end Main Street.)
Charges Reasonab e, Satisfact
Oorvallis, - - Oregon.
Field, Vegetable & Flower Seeds.
Imperial Egg Food,
Tools, Fertilizers, etc., etc.
209 Second Street. 22142m
WOODCOCK & BALDWIN S
BEING SUPPLIED WITH
AND DESIGNS OF
Type and all Pricing Material
IS PREPARED TO DO
FINE B03KiANDIFANCYiJ0B PRINTING
In the latest styles and at pi ices but little mere
than cost of labor and material, on. a'lort notice We
are constantly turning out at prices which defy com-
pei.iiiuii, l jit uicsb uesujiis 01
OF ALL KINDS AT
BROUGHT BY THEM
Direct from the East !
Eastern and St. Louis
AND PLUMBING A SPECIALTY.
Oorvallis,) - Qjjjjjg;
Send tor Samples and
Prices to the Gazette Of
fice if yon want the 13 est
work at Lowest Pi'io s.
Three Year Old Becord 2:41.
, Son of
Altamont (227), and Belle Price.
Will be kept the season of 1885 on the
farm of J. W. McKniirht, at Lowson Station
on the narrow gauge railroad. Linn Co., Or.
Will be allowed to serve a limited number
of mares at 850, payable when the mare is
removed from the farm, with the privilege
of returning barren mares in 1886 free of
Was started in all the principal three year old races
in Oregon in 1884, winning three out of four, and
making a record of 2;4l, which .-lands at the head of
all three year old records on the North Pacific Coast,
and trotlintr a fifth heat in the remarkable time of
2:44, the last naif in 1:17, a 2:34 gait.
. His breeding will suit the moat fastidious. For
particulars and extanded pedigree address
A Good Business Location,
With a number one Store House
24x70 ft., with house attached
suitable for a small family.
Situated in the center of the
City of Philomath.
And a good shipping point
ON THE O. P. B. K.
For further particulars enquire of N,
ALLEN, Philomath Oregon.
Uf VALCABLE TO ALU
Will be mailed
to all applicants
and to customers of last v
ordering it It contains illustration!, prices.
descriptions and -directions for planting oD
Vegetable and Flower SEEDS, BULBS, etc
THE MUTUAL SELF-ENDOWMENT
A INTD BENEVOLENT
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA,
Grand Central Office, Fort Worth, Texas.
SAM CUNDIFF, President. E. M. MACY, Secretary.
B. VV. BROWN, Viee-Presiient. A. W. MORRISON, Treat
Chartered under the laws of the State of Texas, June 11th, 1881.' Copyriirl t secured by filing title June 11
1881, in the office of the librarian of Congress, DC
PACIFIC COAST DEPARTMENT.
No. 7 Powell St. Corner, Market. San Francisco
HON. SAMUEL G. HILBORN, President, A. W. KELSEY, of Sacramento, Vice-President.
W. H. WAKD Secretary , N. RUSSEL, Sr., Superintendent.
PitoF W, E. TAYLOR, M. D., Medic Director, PACIFIC BANK, Treasurer
CAPT. J. ft LEONARD, State Supt., Portland, Or.
The object of this Association is to provide endow men's for living members as well a benefits for
families of deceased members, at the least cost consistent with perfect security, by issuing ondownielits ae
well as death beufit certificates. a
The plan embraces two forms, lite and death. One pays at the death of a member and the other pays
in fivefequal installments durinir life. The association is operated on the mutual plan. It has no stock
ho'ders to absorb its earnings, and no trustees among whom to ui vide its surplus.
The total membership r.f the association now amounts to nearly 14,000 with a steady increase
each month. The association has disbursed to dat- 8570,038.02 in benefits to the legatees of deceased mem
bers, and on maturing coupons. Is loaning from fiftee to twenty thousand per month to li-ing members.
REVIEW SIfiiCE ORGANIZATION.
Receipts since organization, - . $578236,06
Disbursements since organization, - . 570,038,02
Balance on hand, - - ... 201,06
Coupons paid, - - - J - - 80,600
Agents Wanted in every county of the Pacific Coast.
F. M. JohnSOn, Resident Agent, - - Oorvallis, Oregon.
City Stables iDaily Stage Line
FROM ALBANY TO CORVALLIS.
On the Corner Weat of the Engine House
CORVALLIS, - - OREGON.
HAVING COMPLETED MY
new and commodious BAH X.
I am better than ever prepared to .
BEST OF TEAMS BUGGIES. CARRIAGES
SADDLE HORSES TO HIRE.
At Reasonable Rates.
itST Particular attention given to Boarding Horses
Morses Bought and Sold or Exchanged.
PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL.
Having secured the contract to carrying th
United States Mail
Corvallis to .Albany
For the ensuing four years will leave Corvallis emcb
morning at 8 o'clock, arriving in Albany about
o'clock, and will start from Albany at 1 e'elock in the
afternoon, returning to Corvallis" about 3 o'olock
This line will be orcpared with good team and care,
ul drivers and nice comfortable and
EASY RIDING VEHICLES
For the accommodation of the
Wheat and other Grain Stored on the best of Terms by
T- J". BLAIR,
SACKS FURNISHED TO PATRONS.
Farmers will do well to call on me before making arrangements elsewkre
THE BENTON OOTJNTI
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION
Office: Corvallis, Oregon.
M. S. WOODCOCK, Manager.
fPTT TCJ ASSOCIATION will buy and sell ali classes of Real Estate cn rea snnahle terms and whlthor
JLXlJ.io oughlj' advertise by describing each piece of property entrusted to it for t;aie. The follow
ing pieces of property will be sold on extraordinarily reasonable terms:
SAW MILL Undi Tided i interest in a mill run by
water, a (jooa pianer ana seven acres 01 jano uscn
in connection with l:e ftiill. Power m iN it i.t to ru
all f the year, situated handy to market and within
about 7'jmiles of Corvallis with an excellent good
road to and rom it. Terms fit v.
FAUM Farm all under fence only 2 J miles from
CoruIlis of 150 acres, KOacres now in cultivation, the
balance of it can be cultivated; about 20 of it now in
wheat with a fair house good burn and granery,
will be sold at a bargain. Terms easy.
FARM Farm of 478 acres for less than $18 pci
acre, being one of the cheapest and tout farms in
Benton county, Bituated 4 miles west of Monroe, J of
a mile from a good school, in one of the best neigh
borhoods in the state with church privileges handy.
About 130 acres in cultivation, and over 400 can bt
uultivtaed. AH under fence, with good two storj
frame house, large barn and orchard; has running,
water the vear around, and is well suited lr stock i
and dairy purposes. This is one of the cheapest farms
in the Willamette Valley Terms easy.
I STOCK FARM 320 aOes, about 50 in cultivation
150 acres can be cultivated, CO acres of goed fir and
oak timber, the balance good grass land. Small com
fortable house nd barn, it lies adjoining an inex
haustible ou range, making one of the beet stock
Iranges in enton county, bituated atom 10 miles
Southwest of Corvallis. Price lb00.
FARM A farm of 13G acres of land situated J
mile from Corvallis, in Linn County, Or. All under
fence; 80 acres of rich b ttcm land in urtivntion
5(i acres of good fir, as. and maple timber; 2 good
houses, 2 good orchards and iwo good wells with
pumps. Terms: $80 per acre, half eash down nd
balance payable in one and two years, seeured by
mortgage upon the farm.
LOTS Two unimproved lots in Corvallis. One of
tne choicest building places in the city for sale ea
onahle. AL.SO Four unimproved lots except fenc
ed in Corvallis, Or. The choicest building place in
the city fur sale reasonable.
Druggist and Apothcary,
-AND DEALER IN-
mm, oiis, uwm mm m, nm, trusses.
SHOULDEB BKACES, TOILET ARTICLES AC.
A full line ot lit' oks, Stationery and Wall Paper. Orr drugs are Irefli and
well selected. Paescriptions compounded at all hourc. 19-27yl
FRANK BROS- IMPLEMENT CO.
La Belle Wagons, Walter A. Wood's Mowers, McSherrj Drills and Seeuers.
Reapers and Twine Binders, Buford's Walking Plows, Hodge's Double Draper Header
Bulord's Gang and Sulky Plows Cnate's Sulky Rakes, Buford's Riding and Walking Cultivators
Gaar, Seott & Co. s Engines and Threshers, Cooper & Co." Saw Mill Machinery,
Daudall Wheel Harrows, Carriages, Spring Wagons, Buckboard Wagons, etc etc
The Celebrated Hollow Tooth Harrow, Etc., Etc., Etc.
Full Line of Farm Machinery.
Write for Catalogue. Address either FRANK BROS., Impl. Co., Portland, Or.,
T. J. BLAIR.Agent, Corvallis Oregon.
Obtained, and all Patent Business at home or
abroad attended to for Moderate fees.
Our office is opposite the C S. Patent Offiee, and
we can obtain Patents in less time than those remote
Send Model or Drawing. We advise as to pat
entabilitjr free of charge; and We Chaage no fee
Un'e Patent is Allowed.
We refer, here, to the Postmaster, the Supt. o
Money Order Div. , and to officials of the U.- S. Patent
Office. For circular, advice, terms, and reference to
actual clients in your own State or county, write
C A. Snow & Co.,
Opposite Patent Office, Washington. D. C.
f . M. JOHNSON.
Attorney at Law.
Fire Insurancea Specialty.
Money Loaned on Good Security.
J. B. SCRAFFORD.
J. R. SCRAFFORD
J. B. Scraford & Bro.,
AND DEALERS I
ALLKINDS PLAIN, FANCY
Corvallis, - Oregon.