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EDITED EV THE W. C. T. P.
Declaration of Principles Adopted by the
State W. C. T. U. at Portland, Juno 26.
ist. In God is our trust; in His
name and by His help we wage war
against alchoholic beverages and all
other forms of intemperance, including
'opium, morphine and tobacco.
2nd. We are opposed to the use of
fermented wines at the Lord's table:
ist, because it endangers the wel
fare of persons who have to contend
with the appetite contracted by the use
of intoxicants: 2nd, because it may en
gender this appetite in those who by
the laws of heredity are constiturion
ally incurable; 3d, because we believe
there is no warrant in tfee world of
God to introduce "the cup of devils
into the temple of the Holy Ghost."
3d. We are undividedly opposed
to the desecration of the Lord's day
which is so alarmingly prevalent, is,
we fear, increasing prevalent in our
towns and cities; hence we as a union,
do urge upon all good people to sus-
tain all the means of grace afforded by
the christian churches, and we do ear
nestly entreat them to induce their
Children to go with them to the house
of God during public services in the
forenoons as well as to Sunday school.
We do as a union also utter our
condemnation ot Sunday picnics, base
ball games, opes beer gardens, saloons
and other places of traffic, for mere
purposes of pleasure or gain on the
3d. We do as a union most re
spectfully and earnestly request rail
road and steamboat corporations to
extend to their employees the fuliest
possible benefit of the Lord's day,
and to suspend the running of trains,
maiing excursions or other trips on
Sunday, in the honor of God, and for
the good of man. 4th, we pledge our
selves to use our influence undividedly
and collectively, against the prevalent
custom of Sunday driving and visiting.
5th. Believing that childhood and
youth have been made by divine ap
pointment tlie especial charge of
v.Hen as mothers and teachers vt
accept the sacred trust committed to
u.s and by means of homz influence,
a. hool instruction, kindergarten train
ing. Hand of Hope and all other suita
ble and available agencies, we will
..vk to awaken, cultivate and strengthen
t;u temperance education 01 our cnil-i
assisted us by counsel and public
words of encouragement, to the sing
ers who furnished such beautiful
songs, to the press of Portland for
gratuitous notices and reports of our
2nd. Resolved that we ask the
members of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association, and other christian
workers to co'operate with us in getting
such restrictive laws as we now have
3rd. Whereas, we painfully realize
that one of the greatest dangers to the
young men of our state is the custom
of social drinking and the frequently
following evils of drunkenness, gam
Resolved, that we greatly desire a
more cordial co-operation between the
V. M. C. Association and the W. C.
T. Unions in the great prevental and
remedial work of temperance.
4th. Whereas, the ultimate object
of all our counselling and laboring is
Resolved, that we are in accord
with our National Union in the deter
mination never to rest ti'll God gives
us, in answer to prayer and work, both
state and national prohibition of the
legion traffic, and whereas, from reli
able testimony we believe that consti
tutional prohibition is working well in
Maine, Iowa -and Kansas, and that in
a number of states both northern and
southern, the people are steadily ad
vancing towards similar constitutional
prohibition, and are already reaping
some advantages from various places
of local oction, and whereas there is a
party devoted to the work of prohibi
tion, and are already reaping some ad
vantages from various places of local
option, and, whereas, there is a party
devoted to the work of prohibition
which has adopted our expressive motto
to "For God and Home and Native
Land," and on whose flag is the dec
laration, "We neither fear or favor the
legion traffic," and that the prohibition
monument is gaining recruits daily
from all sections of our country, those
who feel this to be the supreme issue
of the hour, and that the question of
prohibition is thus being forced upon
I public attention as never before.
Resolved that we thank God and
! take courage, and we hereby conse--
crate ourselves anew, and more unre
servedly to the cause of God and suf
I fering humanity, and be it further re
solved that we do all in our power to
A PLUCKY BANK CASHIER
A few weeks ago a bank at Mitchell,
Dak., suspended, and the affairs were
placed in the hands of an assignee.
The bank had a branch at White Lake,
and the cashier of the latter was or
dered to close it up and turn over the
cash to the assignee. But the cashier
refused. He said the White Lake
branch did not owe the Mitchell bank
a cent, but that, on the contrary, the
bank at Mitchell owed his bank
J 1 1,000. He said he could not see
why the money of his depositors should
be taken to pay the debts of the Mitch
The assignee of the Mitchell bank
went over to White Lake, and posted
a notice on the bank that it was closed.
Hut fhe cashier, aided by depositors,
tore down the notice. The cashier
then took one window and his assist
ant another, and they began to pay off
the depositors. The assignee jumped
over the counter and ordered a hault,
but, instead of haulting, the crowd
took the assignee and fired him out of
the building into the street. The
cashier then paid off the depositors in
full, and put the key of the bank in
That is the kind of a bank cashier to
have around. Perhaps the vigorous
action of the depositors may have had
something to do with his mode of set
tling up. It is an example worth fol
Three Year Old Record 2:41.
Altamont (2:27), and Belle Price.
Will be kept the season of 1885 on the
farm of J, W. McKniuht, at Lowsnn Station
on the narrow gauge railroad. Linn Co., Or.
Will be allowed to serve a limited number
of mares at $50, payable when the mare is
removal 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 1SS4, winnhiir three out of four, and
making a record of 2;4l, which stands at the head of
all three 3 ear old records on the North Pacific Coast,
and trottinir a fifth heat in the remarkable time of
2:44, the last half in 1:17, a 2:34 gait.
His breeding will suit the most fastidious. For
particulars and cxtanded pedigree address
a. m. on
A :uncan system of public schools is
t'a : inevitable corollary of the declara
ti '.i of independence that the great
wo.'k of the school, is to prepare for
go id citizenship we feel that the pub
lic schools must teach temperance as a
safe guard to our homes and to citi
zenship or be derelicit in their duty
both to the children and to the state
which supports them. We rejoice
also in the work of our literature de
partment and would here reaffirm our
belief that by a Vise distribution of a
sound temperance literature adapted
to home needs, by a large circulation
of our national organ, the ''Union
Signal," we should help to educate and
uplift public sentiment to the level of
6th. Believing"the pen to be mightier
than the sword," mightier in the
slaughter of purity and innocence, and
knowing that this great power is used
by the unscrupulous, and does develop
the coarsest forces of human nature.
We will also make use of this instru
ment, and by means of the press seek
to desseminate information and intel
ligence regarding the evils of. intem
perance and all crimes against society.
7th. Believing that next to the
indwelling spirit of God, a body well
equipped is the best defense against
ardent spirits, we wish to place our
selves on record as endorsing such
habits of life, in regard to dress and
food, as well as drink, as shall conduce
to the best development of the povv
ers God has given us.
8th. Our platform is Prohibition,
and until our feet can be solidly placed
upon that, it is our purpose to use
every weapon at present at our com
mand in the shape of the execution of
existing laws, in the battle against our
I mould pjabhc sentiment in favor of the
I prohibitory amendment that we con
Ifidently expect the next legislature
of our state will submit to the people
5th. Resolved that it is the senti
ment of this convention that the sale
of intoxicants at drug stores or other
public places either for medicinal or
mechanical purposes should be most
conscietiously carried on.
6th. Resolved that this convention
petition our next legislature to pro
hibit the manufacture or sale of adul
terated articles of food and drink and
to appoint commissioners to test sus
pected articles and report to the proper
Resolutions passed by the Stats W. C. T. U.
at the Convention Seil In East
Portland June 24, 25, 26.
ist. Resolved that we most heartily
thank the W. C. T. U. ladies and citi
zens of East Portland for their cordial
Welcome and generous treatment.
The pastors and trustees of the Pres
byterian church for the free use of
their house of worship. To the min
isters and other gentlemen who have
Harry Wilson, 17 years and 4
months of age, the son of Mr. A. H.
and Mrs. M. E. Wilson of Salem was
drowned in the Willamette river on
the opposite side of the river from the
chair factory while in swimming with
some other young men. He was a
good swimer and after having per
formed some difficult feats in the
water, he rose to the top holding up
his hands and exclaiming that he was
dizzy. He lay on top of the water a
short time going in various directions,
being so dizzy that he knew not which
direction to go; but unfortunately his
maneuvers were misunderstood by his
friends who thought he was playing.
He then went down to rise no more
alive. The boys did all in their power
to raise him, but to no avail. When
he went down the last time, he stirred
the water until it was so roily that no
trace of him could be found. Tempo
rary search was abandoned and help
was called from the city. It was not
ten minutes until a thousand people
lined the banks of the river. Grapple
hooks were used for several minutes
without any success. Finally Gaines
Fisher, Jr., diving down, found the
body and brought it to the surface,
after it had been under water ifbout
one hour. Henry Price discovered
the location of the body with a garden
rake attached to a pole. The body
was again dressed and brought, to this
A. McC irmick's twine binder which has
only been used two or three weeks is in
good first-class order, at Woodcock & Bald
win's, and will be sold cheap.
The mail facilities of the Lewisville
and Kings Valley countries have been
really improved by the establishment
of a new route between Monmouth
and Lewisville. The first mail was
rarried lest Wednesday and will be car
ried three times a week according to
the following schedule: Leaves Mon
mouth at 3:30 p. m. on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, and will
reach Lewisville at 6:30 p.
mail will leave Lewisville at
each of these daws and will
Monmouth at 1 1 a. m.
One of our exchanges sums up the
number of immigrants moving west
ward for June as follows: Sixteen
hundred immigrants passed through
St. Paul during June for points west ol
Spokane Falls. Probably about 1000
arnvea uy toe LWregon snort line and
about 500 by steamer from San Fran
cisco, making total arrivals for the
month by sea and rail, 3,100, as com
pared with 3,100 for May, 3,000 for
April. 2,000 for May, 3,000 for April,
2,000 for March, 1,000 for February.
The total number of immigrants arri
ving in the northwest for the first six
months in 1885 was 13,500, equal to
the total immigration of 18S4.
Clothing and Tailoring
You can find the latest styles of ready made
clothing, also the fiuest
Pants Patterns an d Suitings
Kver brought to Corvallii!.
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.V
COKVALLIS, - - - . OREGON
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 employed.
CORVALLIS, - OREGON
Obtained, and all Patent Business at home or
abroad attended to for Moderate fees.
Our office is opposite the U.S. Patent OfHce, and
we can obtain Patents in less time than those remote
Send Model c.r Drawing;. We advise an to pat
entability free, of eharjrc ; and We Chajge no fee
Un'efts Patent is Allowed.
We refer, here, to the Postmaster, the Snpt. o
Money Order Div. , and to ofHeials of the U. S. Patent
Office. For circular, advice, terms, and reference to
actual clients in your own State or county, write
;. A. Snow & Co.,
Opposite Patent Office, Washington, D. C.
Cor. Second and Monroe Sts.,
CORVALLIS, : OKECO.V,
Keeps constantly on hand all kinds e)f
P urn i;t ure
Coffins ard Caskets.
Work done to ordjr on short notioe and at
Corvallis July 1, 1881. 19:27yl.
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