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FREIGHT VIA PORTLAND.
The first of the week the steam
er El wood brought to this city
about ten tons of freight consrgned
to Yaquina business men. The
goods csrae from San Francisco
via Portland, and was shipped to
their destination over the Oregon
Pacific. These facts are sad com
mentory on the affairs of the Ore
gon Pacific, and it is hoped that
the present management will soon
have a vessel on the San Fran-cisco-Yaquina
route. The con
venience of this transportation
line was never more highly ap
preciated than since its benefits
hae bn- removed, and ire are
treated to a dose of the old-time
rate via Portland. The rate to
Corvallis on freight arriving from
San Francisco is fully double
what it was on the Yaquina route.
THAT WIRE FENCE,
A.- Hathaway, a property owner
of Job's addition, 13 circulating a
petition to be presented at the
next meeting of the city council,
praying for the opening of certain
streets in his vicinity. Mr. H.
presents the matter about as fol
lows: It is claimed that Mr. Wil
kins sold to Mrs. Murray a strip of
land embracing a number of frac
tional blocks along the line be
tween Job's and Wilkina' additions.
Mrs. Murray has placed a wire
fence around the tract, enclosing
the imaginary streets between the
fractional blocks and cutting off
free intercourse between the two
additions. The trouble has arisen
out of the fact that the land where
the streets might, could, would, or
snouia be, was n'ot dedicated to
the city. I
Eugene Campbell, aged 33
years, brother of the proprietors of
the Eugene Guard and for years a
compositor in that office, had been
missing since Wednesday morning
of last week, "lie had becu
making preparations for a much
needed rest and arrangements
were completed whereby he was
to leave for San Francisco on a
two months' visit. His habits had
been to commence work at his case
about 9 o'lock each forenoon. On
the morning in question he went
to the office shortlv after that
hour and began work but in a few
minntes he resumed his hat and
coat and walked out of the office
without stating his intentions.
Nothing peculiar was anticipated
until shortly before JO o'clock,
when, as he did not return, this
strange turn in the face of his
close!' regular habits, surprised
his brothers and inquiry as to his
whereabouts began and a careful
search failed to lind anv trace of
im. Saturday morning news came
from thirty-five miles up the Mid
dle Fork river that a man was
found dying there, his cloths soak
ing wet and a bloody knife with
a brouen blade lying near by. He
died before relieved. The body
proved to be that of the missing
man and the remains were inter
red at Eugene on Tuesday. In
vestigations of the coroner showed
that death was the result, of ex
posure and of an incision made in
the wrist by himself.
THE GAME OF FOOT-BALL.
The Belief in Its Physical Dan
gers not Sustained try Facts
and Scientific Research.
It is a rumor of the streets that
the democrats will have a walk
over during both the coming May
and June elections. This may be
the case providing the proper se
lection of candidates is made.
For the various positions to be
"doted out'- by the electors of
the city and county several of
"the faithful" are in training and
the spirit of rivalry is growing to
quite interesting pronnrHnns
lnat the contest for nominations
will wax warm there is no donbr
as we have it from good authority
On tomorrow afternoon' those of
Corvallis who choose to attend
may expect to witness a good
game of foot-ball. All have read
more or less of the game, and the
class of comments which meets the
eye of those having little interest
in the sport has probably been de
rogatory of the amusement. A
scientific exposition of tfie crama
1 fc"." ; ' "win ,w.va tiuiuuiity
as played by college teiams does that there are already several
nnt. fiiinnnrt iliAimnvpcci'hna fnrnial iclafpa nnl larro ; 1
bv those who possess a superficial
knowledge o! it or who have given
the subject small consideration
Those who see for the first time,
or possibly for many times, the
desperate struggles which the
"wedge" and similar plays involves
m a strong game; who hear the
suppressed exclamation1 of the
THE STATE TAX LEVY.
It Includes No Appropriation
for the Jute Mill. Penitenti
ary or Fishway.
man wno goes aown beneath a
mob of burly fellows who aobeai
intent 011 crushing - the life out of
Geo. F. Eglin and family left
tor Ashland on Monday, taking
with him his entire household ef
fects. . The primary inducement
for this change was the expectation
of benefiting his wife's health
which has been poor for some
time. While we entertain the be
lief that Mr. Eglin -will return to
Corvallis m time we bespeak for
the family a warm welcome into
the business and social circles of
their new home, feeling assured
that their presence will lend vigor
to both. Mr. E. grew to manhood
in mis city, ana while he is a
young man nis energy has been a
strong factor in the later advance
inent and commercial develop
ment of the city and county. He
has rendered material aid in all
the important enterprises which
have been inaugurated here in the
past lew years, and the more
progressive element of Corvallis
last year elected him as a council
man from the middle ward. He
is a member of Barnum lodge, I,
O. 0- F., of this city, and withal
has a legion of friends here who
wish that his departure will not
prove disappointing in any particular.
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k .M. Ferry fcCo.
Johnny Spangler was in Albany
Tuesday night and assisted Mc
Lyman's orchestra, of Salem,
which provided the music for the
grand military ball given in that
city on the date mentioned.
The safe in "The Leo" was
robbed on Wednesday night.
About $100 in hard cash disappeared.
V Wallis Nash went to San Fran
cisco the first of the week on business.
The first copy of the Drain
Herald made its appearance on
our table the first of the week,
bearing at the head of its columns
the names of O. Anson Bvrd. as
editor, Julian Byrd local editor
and W. T. VanScoy, subscription
agent. The paper is well filled
with local and miscellaneous news
matter, but contains but few ad
vertisements of the " business men
of that city which looks bad for
the future of the venture. The
Byrds are no "Jays" and if the
good people of Drain will give
them proper support, regrets will
Ed. Dunu is with us again "in
terviewing ' our business men in
the interest of a Portland whole
sale house." This is the story the
papers tell but some suspect that
his interviews here are not of a
business nature and that thev are
obtained in the interest of the
young man himself.
Uncle Billy Henkle, we are
sorry to state, is in very poor
health. He was attacked some
time since with la grippe and it
left him with a severe cough. He
is confined to his home, but is able
to be about the greater portion of
A boom of 60,000 feet of logs
broke loose from the Friendly mill
Tuesday morning but lodd about
two miles this side of Albany.
They are a portion of the logs
bargained for by Lawrence Bros.,
mill men of Newberg, and the raft
will be delivered to that firm.
HE IS AN EX-CONVICT.
Lionel Stagge, the bank exami
ner and receiver of the Oregon
national bank of Portland, ap
pointed by Controller Eckels turns
out to be an ex-convict of the Ore
gon penitentary, and the' disclo
sure has kicked up a great sensa
tion in the metropolis. Stagge
was convicted and sentenced . to
the penitentiary under the name
of A. L. Waterhouse for a year for
passing fraudulent checks.
Upon his release from the pen
itentary he sought and procured
employement in Portlend under
an assumed name. He proved
himself a man of fiancial ability,
and rose rapidly in the esteem of 1
the commercial world. ' To make I
the romance complete he married
a worthy young lady of Eugene,
who it is said clings to him the
closer since his position became
known to her and the world. He
ha3 tendered his resignation as
receiver of the Oregon national
bank, but it is understood that his
bondsmen will not desert him
should Controller Eckles choose to
Lieutenant Taylor, United
States engineers, has ordered the
snagboat Corvallis to Eugene to
clear the snags out of the river
between Corvallis and that point.
She has been operating between
Corvallis and Harrisburg. This is
a very favorable time for cleaning
the river, as many snags hare been
brought down by the. late flood,
and the snagboat will work down
the river as the water falls and
clean them all out. Oregonian.
M. M. Davis, receiver for the
Niagara Mill Co., this week sold to
Millard F. Beach the company's
lumber yard in this city. - The sale
includes lumber . sheds, side track
and about $250,000 feet of lumber.
the smaller player who has pos
session of the ball, are apt to de
cide the game barbarous.. Then,
when the participants all arise ex
cept one man and there is a hur
rying for thi medicine grip, the un
initiated will surely vote the
game a bad thing. In a recent
number of the North Americap
Review there appear? an article
under the heading "Intercollegiate
Football," furnished by authori
ties from Yale and from the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania. The gen
tlemen say: '
"The great institutions-v which
this matter most concerns and
are its representatives at; the bar
of public opinion are Princeton,
Yale. Harvard and Pennsylvania.
About this time last year the ques
tion ot the occurrence of sfatal or
of permanently disabling injury to
any football player at these four
; r.f r il j j -
jiioLiLuiiuus iui liib previous uecaae
was submitted bv onejof the writ-
ersTo the special authority on the
subject in each faculty. The re
plies, still in his psssession, were
sent after careful investigation
and established conclusively the
fact that no instance of any per
manent injury to a player had oc
curred in all the long series of con
tests waged during these ten years
on the football field. . We ask that
until contradictory and well sus
tained evidence be brought for
ward this statement be accented
on the authority of Dr. Sargent, of
Cambridge; Dr. Seaver, of New
Haven; Dr. Macdonald, of Prince
ton, and Dr. White ' of Philadel
Aside from the physical dan
gers of the game which ara urged
against it there is no serious ob
jection to it; and the above show
ing would seem to meet this ob
jection conclusively, it at least
shows that there is lese physical
danger attending football than at
taches to baseball, shooting,
cycling, rowing and other such
sports. As for physical develop
ment more may be said in favor
of football thau anv other snort.
None of them is to be compared
with football in the direction of'
bringing all muscles into nlav.
' ' M. m 7
"And, moreover," says the above
authority, '-m none ot them ex
cept rowing is the preliminary
straining so valuable in strength
ening the great involuntary mus
cles, those of the heart and dia
phragm, observed with anything
liKe eoual strictness."
Almost all persons not familiar
with football entertain a preju
dice against it and are not dis
posed to eucourage the sport by
their attendance, but. notwith
standing the vigor of the play
when once witnessed there is an
attraction in thegame which is ir
resistible. We would therefore
urge tUat our people give the boys
a good attendance tomorrow after
noon. They have undergone se
vere training to do credit to the
institution which is our pride, and
theresovery probability that they
will jeave the field, with the
honbrof the day. , ,. '. ,
slates (college-size) in readiness
to be presented for consideration
of the conventions. One of the
leading democrats whose - identity
we will conceal and designate as
'Jim Crow," told us that for the
office of clerk of the court there
would be three or more asnirnnta
each of whom had a good ("demo-
crane; louowing, and that there
were two or more whose willing
ness to assume the responsibility
of county judge was quite pro
nounced. ' "Jim Crow" is a gen
tleman whose long experience in
local politics has enm'nnpd him
with full knowledge of affairs in
general, and his statements are
more than likelv , about.
He said that under the conditions
prescribed by the last legisl
there was not much in the- nffit.
of sheriff to inspire a desire to
mount the ladder of famp n la
Cleveland style,, yet several tried
and true were willing to make t.hp
sacrifice for the sake of the
county and good of civilization.
notwithstanding the present shpr.
iff's.determiuation-not to enter the
nominating iac.e: In his review
of the vrhole situation ':Jim Crow"
plainly intimated that the peace
qujet of the democratic family was
not as desired and that factional
followings were common.
NEW TIME CARD.
Receiver Clark has taken a wrw
important step in the direction of
cutting down the expenses of the
Oregon Pacific railroad, namely.
me reaucuon ot train service
A I A T
Alter January 1st the company
win . run a mixed daily train
(freight and passenger combined)
from Yaquina through to Hal-
stead, and one westward from Hal
stead, passing at Albany. Travel
ers- are usually averse to mixed
trains, but under the circumstances
they cannot reasonably find -fault
with the management as it is quite
as important that emnloves be
paid as it is that the. public be
iurnished strictly first-class ac
Iram JNo. 1, eastbound, will
leave Yaquina at 5:25 a. m r
rives at Corvallis 1l!lO. Alhan-u-
12:15; leaves Albany for Halstead,
no. irain Jo. 2, westbound,
leaves Jlalstead at 7:00 a. m.. ar
rives at Albany 10:40: leaves Al
1 . . . .4 -t a .
oany iz:d&; arrives at Corvallis at
irssu, laquina 7:20.
ThT & L Co. of this citv con-
temofsvt presenting a ' societ.v
t ' - i CF J
dramW.he opera house in the
near fature: Should the boys un
dertaHjit they will undoubtedly
have fee success they invariably
meetijpith in all, their undertak
ings. Thev Will TlA oViln frk onliof
the assistance of any of our local
talent' - ' ; - -;-
M. K Woodcock, has . been Riif-
fering fom a . severe attack of
pueuimnia ine past week-, and has
requipfl the close attention of a
In a communication from Mill
City, published in last week's G
zette, regarding claims against the
u. r., an error occurs which we
take this opportunity of correcting.
ine correspondent says: "Fay &
wessi nave been the accredited at
torneys for the road for about
eight months last nast. .and tor
their services thev . charo-ed the
modest sum of $48,705, or $10,000
more ior attorneys' fees for ei-ht
months than all other expenses
combined for thirty months." This
ciaim was not presented for ser
vices rendered the receiver or the
company. The claim is against
4-1 1 11 11 a, . .
me uonanoioers' committee of the
U. Jr., composed of Ja
Joseph Wharton and Alexander
crown, me correction is made
injustice fo the - management of
iue roau under Mr. JUadley's re
J. W. .Langley and wife left
corvallis on Monday last for their
iormer home, Dow City, Iowa.
Other members of the familv
nr: Ph. ii-. . - "
in-iases jCiinei and isessie -and Moo
ter Jay, preceded their parents
two weeks ago. The voun? fnlb-a
are missed from the society which
mey enlivened with their pres
ence, and the departure or Mr.
and Mrs. Langley is much regret
ted by a host of friends and the
outness community. Mr. JU. was
quite well satisfied to remain in
Oregon but the mother became
anxious to join her smwn-nn
. - o -Tr
children whom she had left, be
hind, and who had decided, not to
come to this state, a& was intended
when the. parents left the east.
The state tax levy foir.1894
will be 4 3-10 mills. :
The state board of tax levy,
consisting of the governor, sec
retary of state and state treasurer
met yesterday and made the levy
of state taxes for the current year
upon the equalized assessment
The total amount of expenses
for the year 1894 as estimated by
the board was $736,230.61, and
after deducting the surplus in the
state treasury (saved outof the
levy of 1893) amounting "to $13,
448.32, it was found that the
total amount of revenues to be
raised the fiscal year ending Dec.
31, 1894, for state purposes was
722,7t2. 2Q. which was appor
tioned among the several counties
01 the state according to the
amount of total taxable tronertv
in each. The board ascertained
also that the resulting rate of
taxation upon each doflar of as
sessment within the state sub
ject to taxation was four and
three-tenths U -k-i6 mills, and
the levy was accordingly made
for that sum. The total taxable
property of Benton after deduct
ing exemptions is s. 400.41.
and the apportionment of her
state taxes is $14,621.85.
1 he levy was computed from
a detailed statement of the ex
penses to which the state will be
subjected for the year 1894, and
of the items of deficiencies, pay
ment of which has been author
ized by law, and also the running
expenses of the state, (which in
cludes the salaries of - the state
officers, clerks, janitors, etc.,
teachers and - current - expenses
of the deaf-mute, blind- and
the reform schools, insane as
ylum, penitentiary, printing.
etc.,) and the following specific
Blind school improvement.
School record books and
Buildings state fair grounds.
Portland industrial fair. $e;oo.
Books for state library, $2, soo.
Support home at Portland.
Support orphans' home Salem.
Support orphans' home Al
Support refuge home Portland,
Aid baby home Portland, $2,
Aid Magdalen home Portland.
A 1 f . sr-
Aid ot. Mary's home. $1,000
. ' ' f
iUectnc wirme buildings in
sane asylum. $1.7 so.
Furnishing- and finishing new
r- . , . . . .v. .
innrmary, additional buildings,
equipping shops, machinery and
tools, extending fire protection
system, improvements, alter
ations and repairs at and about
the insane asvlum. $16. oo.
Construction of cottages and
0 - .
congregate dining hall and fnr-
nishine therefor, for heating and
sewerage systems and water sup
ply therefor; for construction and
alteration of outbuildings: for
farm and industrial implements
and machinery at the asylum
cottage farm. $20.80.
fencing asylum lands, $650.
Purchase cottage farm, $3,000.
A drain from capitol 'grounds.
Repairs state capitol. $.ooo.
Roof and painting caoitol.
a- A. I
Purchase of wood, etc., $2,700
Cleaning out Mill creek and
constructing levee from reform
1 1 1 j
aiiuoi ,iana 10 penitentiary,
fencing water ditch, etc..
Oresron state weather bureau.
Boys' and girls' aid society of
01 rortiand, $1,250.
Patton Home, Portland,
Dormitory University of Ore
Additional school buildings.
"work- shoos, dormitories, laun
dries and machinery, bakery, en
gine rooms, for full eauioment
and furnishing thereof, and for
water supply, sewerage and other
improvements at the state reform
school, $39, 000.
Support soldiers' home, $12,
000. Support soldiers' home, de
ficiency in levy of '93, $1,015.65.
Oregon national guard $30,-
000. , -
: State university, $30,000.
Uniforming and enninnino-
Oregon national guard, $20,000.
' State agricultural college,$i 3,-
000. ' ' '
State normal school. Weston. .
Purchase of land, erertirvn
furnishing and equipment of
buildings, for apparatus, heating,
and water supply, sewerage -and
other improvements for the Ore
gon school for deaf mutes, $12,
State normal school at Mon
Cancellation of electric light
contract of 1886, and for expenses
under new contract, $10,000.
No additional levies were made
for the new wing and improve
ments at the penitentiary, nor
for the jute mill, the fishway at
Oregon City, nor for the Eastern
Oregon insane asylum, for the
reason that the sums, levied last
year for these- purposes are all
that can profitably be expended
before wet weather in the fall will
interfere with building opera
tions. In this view of the case
the state officers thought it would
be unjust during the present
financial stringency to make
levies for improvements that
would only lie idle in the treasury
for possibly a year. The board
expects to go forward with all
state institutions as fast as the
payment of taxes will justify.
The double-quick pedestrian
exercise indulged bv the foot
ball eleven (or fifteen) early every
morning during the oast few
days resulted in some good, not-
withstanding the numerous
"kicks' recently registered by
the sleep-lovers whose slumbers
are disturbed by the heavy tread
upon the asphalt (?) pavements.
Monday morning at 5 o'clock as
they came down Madison street
upon their regular run they dis
covered a heavy flame of fire is
suing from the residence of B. T.
Taylor. Thev gave the alarm-
passed on to the engine house,
manned a hose cart and had it at
the scene of the fire before any
number of citizens had emerged
from their homes. The fire proved
to be a burning flue, but the
presence of the fire company was
necessary to prevent the roof of
the building taking fire from the
volume of sparks which issued.
Officer McLagan arrested one
Charles Witham for drunk and
disorderly conduct vesterdav
afternoon. He had been put to
bed in the Occidental hotel and
arrived at the conclusion that he
owned the place, whereupon he
proceeded to smash things up to
his own liking, breaking out the
m 0 o
windows and "doing" the door.
Landlord Schmidt objected and
called on the above officer, who
escorted the gentleman to the
city bastile where he emoved the
society of the inmates thereof.
All the money necessary to ac
commodate visitors desirous of
backing the Multnomahs to vic
tory is in readiness and will be
wagered by our local sports. It
is rumored that in Portland bets
are being made that Corvallis
will not make a "touch-down."
Doubtless there will be numerous
surprises in store before the game
is over, for our boys propose to
Inspection of the O. P. bridge
at Albany a short time ago by the
railroad commission, dispelled
some of the timidity always af
fecting travelers during high stages
of water. Exchanges which
argue the uselessness of the board
will please make a note of this.
Arthur Moore and . Fred Tyler
are wintering the Rose de Rni
dramatic troupe in Drain, South
ern Oregon. We notice bv the
Drain Herald . that thev were '
booked for an appearance there on
To the credit of the H. & L..
boys it is said that every member
of the company except one. re
sponded to roll call Tuesday
morning after the fire, and that the
1 . ...
absent member was not in town.