Oregon union. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1897-1899, December 10, 1897, Image 2

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Published every Friday at
JOHN D. DALY, Editor and Pub.
Subscription Rates.
One Year $1.50
v" Mont'is -75
-3G Mot ths 50
It paid in advance, One Dollar per year. '
The Newport News of last week
contains a well written review of the
harbor inprovements at Yaquina
bay. It is too long for republica
tion lay us and there is no place in
it where it can be aeperated without
mutilation. It- ;.was undoubtly
written by R. ABerr'sell who has
been actively and usefully connect
ed with the '.matter from its start;
but the matter has got past talk
now, and past newspaper discus
sion too. It will be a calmity for
the Willamette valley, and for
Eastern Oregon, as well to ' have
this appropriation fail. With it
they will have a competing railroad
service and an independent water
way to the sea; but without it they
will not, and forever must pay trib
ute to Columbia river pilotage, tow
age, and warehouses. Add to this
the other fact that if the appropri
ation fails the O. C. & E. R. R. will
never be extended into Eastern
Oregon, for without a deep water
entrance to Yaquina it ' would be
fnllv to hnild it. Mr. Hammond
says it is his intention to extendi
the road over the mountains if the
harbor improvements are con tinued,
and h3 keeps all his promises; but
he cannot be expected to do it if the
matter of improving the harbor is
. discontinued. Then there is the
other fact that the money already
spent on it by the government is
wasted unless the work is finished;
and it is a'burning shame to leave
such vast interests in such a condi
tion. Surely something will yet
be dore to avert what can only be
termed such a calamity.
If death can be beautiful and
there is on reason why it should not,
it is beautifully exemplified in the
death of the mother of the president
of the United States, who after a
well rounded life of more than the
allotted years, filled with all the
strugglesand triumphs of such a life,
peacefully lays it down at the com
. mand of Him who gave it. Calmly
she sleeps in blissful unconscious
ness, waiting for the angel to set
her soul free from the poor old
faithful body which encumbers it,
while above her bends the head of
the ruler of one of the greatest
nations on the earth, who with
tears streaming down his face and
in a choking voice says between his
sobs, "Mother, don't you know me?"
and when no answer comes, kisses
for the last time the lips that have
kissed him so often, and then with
a heavy heart hurries jff to his
duty at the head of the nation. It
is all so beautiful and so like what
it should be that we feel glad rather
than sad at the splendid death of
Mother McKinley.
Sensational newspapers are being
condemned by all respectable people
everywhere, and the most hopeful
sign for its discontinuance is that
the farmers of the country are
taking it up, and in their grange
and institute meetings are condemn
ing it vigorously. There i3 no
place where this yellow literature
can do as much harm as on the
farm. Criminal and filthy lives
are pictured out with minute and
elaborate detail, that shows a famil
iarity with that kind of life. No
clean life is ever so pictured; so
the only idea of life that readers of
these papers get is a filthy one, and
men with families should exclude
all such papers from their homes.
No one disputes the fact that news
papers exercise a great influence in
educating the people. The sole
question then is, shall this be for
evil or good? The decision is with
The following from the New York
Sun is reprinted in Mc Clure's
Magazine for Dec, from which we
copy it. It is beautiful, and al
though the grim old assistant secre
tary of Var has written tons of
matter, this will outlive it all.
"We take pleasure in answering
at once and thus prominently the
communication vbelow, expressing
at the same time our great gratifi
cation that its faithful author is
numbered among the friends of
"The Sun-:'
"DeAb Editor: I am 8 years
old. Some of my little friends 'say
there is no Santa Claus. Papa
says "If you see it in the Sun it's
so." Please tell me the. truth; is
there a Santa Claus?
Virginia O'Hanlon
115 West Ninety-fifth Street."
Virginia, your little friends are
wrong.; They have been affected
by the skepticism if skeptical age.
They do not believe except they see.
They think that nothing can be
which is not comprehensible by
their little minds. All minds, Vir
ginia, whether they be men's or
children's, are little. In this great
universe of ours man is a mere
insect, an ant, in his intellect, as
compared with the boundless world
about him, as measured by the
intelligenca capable of grasping the
whole of truth and knowledge.
"Yes, Virginia, there isa Santa
Claus. He exists as certainly as
love and generosity and devotion
exist, and you know that they
abound and give to your life its
highest beauty and joy. Alas! how
dreary would be the world if there
were no Santa Claus. It would be
as dreary as if there ,$vere uo Vir
ginias. There would be no childlike
faith then, no poetry, no" romance,
to make tolerable this existence.
We should have no enjoyment
except in sense and sight. The
eternal light with which childhood
fills the world would be extinguish
JNot believe in banla Uiaus! you
mignt as well not believe in lames
You might get your papa to hire
men to watch in all the chimneys
on Christmaa Eve to catch Santa
Claus, but even if they did not see
Santa Claus comjmg down, what
would that prove? Nobody sees
Santa Claus, but that is no sign
that there is no Santa Claus. The
most real things in the world are
those that neither children nor men
can see. Did you ever see fairies
dancing on the lawn? Of course
not; but that's no proof that they
are not there. Nobody can conceive
or imagine all the wonders there
are unseen and unseeable in the
"You may tear apart the baby's
rattle and see what makes the
noise inside, but there is a veil
covering the unseen world which
not the strongest man, nor even the
united strengih of all the strongest
men that ever lived, could tear
apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry
love, romance, can push aside that
curtain and view and picture the
supernal beauty and glory beyond
Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in al
this world there is nothing else real
and abiding.
"No Santa Claus! Thank God!
he lives, and he lives, forever. A
thousand years from now, Virginia,
nay, ten times ten thousand years
from now, he will continue to make
glad the heart of childhood
I wish at this Christmastide every
young girl who reads these words
might bring her mind to hunt out
some aged saint, and bring new
brightness into that life by some
holiday thought or attention. A
bunch of bright flowers can bring
a year's sunshine into a sunset life
Let the gift be ever so simple: the
attention ever so small: but let it
be bright: let it be suggestive of
cheer, of hope, of freshness, of
youth something that will bring
the sparkle to the eye, the tinge of
color to the cheek. - It is for the
young to prolong the life of the
aged by just such little attentions
as this. If there is no aged saint
in your own home, Lor within the
circle of your acquaintance, seek
out some neglected soul in an "Old
Ladies Home,' or institute. It
will be a double Christmas for you;
a fresh, new Christmas for the old,
while to you" my girl, it will mean
more than you think. We always
gain more than we give by associat
ing with old people. The poorest
old lady in the land is rich in
knowledge for a young girl. It al
ways does a girl good to come in
contact with an old lady. The girl
may be the most brilliant college
graduate who ever addressed a
valedictory to her class, but in the
comfortable chair before her sits
one who has learned from ex
perience what the girl has learned
from books. As a man takes off
his hat to a woman, so I think a
young girl should always bow with
respect to an old lady. Let our
young girls think over this with
the approaching holidays, and seek
to throw a bright ray of sunshine
into some old lady's life. Let every
girl who can, see to it that it shall
be no longer said that young people
care very little for,old people thes
days. , There are hundreds of dear
old ladies in our land whose lives
would be lengthened by some freeh,
bright Christmas thought from ' the.
hand and heart of a young girl.
Formany such it would be a new
Christmas: a sunrise at sunset.
Ladies' Home Journal. ' !
Statistics which have bees' pre
pared for the annual number of the
Oregonian, which will be issued on
January 1, show that Oregon will
produce more gold this year than
the Klondike produced during the
working season of 1896-1897.
Receipts . of Klondike gold at
Portland and other Pacific coast
ports since the news of the great
discoveries arrived, have been, ac
cording to the reports of returning
miners, about $4,250,000. Careful
investlgation has reduced this total,
and the receipt of the gold at the
mints has caused an additional
shrinkage, so the actual amount
received from Dawson probably has
not exceeded $3,500,000, if it reach-
edthat figure. Certainly, $3,000,
000 is a very liberal estimate. Un
ion county this year will produce
$2,172,000 of gold; Baker county,
$2,000,000, and Grant ccnty $200
000, making the total for three
of Oregon's leading mining counties,
nearly $4,400,000. , When full re
ports are in from the rich placer
diggings of Douglas, Jackson and
Josphine counties, Oregon's gold
product will reach nearly $5,000,
000. Oregon's gold product, at the
present rate of increase, may reach
$7,500,000 in 1898. Klondike's
output during the working season
of 1897 and 1898, may, under fav
orable conditions, reach $10,000,000.
If the conditions are unfavorable
this winter, as late reports from
Dawson indicate they will be, the
Klondike output may not exceed
$5,000,000. All things taken into
consideration, .Oregon stands a very
good chance of producing as much
gold next year as Klondike will
The first regular session of the
fifty-fifth congress convened in
Washington pn Monday last. So
far only routine business has been
done except the introduction of
some 200 pension bills. The dis
position seems to be to get down to
regular hard work, and there is an
a undance of it to be done, so let
us hope there will be no serious
effort made to block legislation, that
all parties agree is necessary. The
president's message is lengthy and
meets the usual criticism from all
parties, just as they agree or dis
agree with the policy of the admin
istration. One thing which seems
to be in its favor is the fact that
England don't like it.
In the early days of the state
government the important matter
of school lands was so badly under
stood, and the imperfect laws re
garding these lands' were so badly
administered, that often in the
history of state lands, their title
became a matter of equity. The
jumping case of the Star land, near
Monroe, is only an imitation of other
deeds of that kind that have always
been settled against the jumpers,
and when this case reaches the
secretary of the interior, if it ever
does, he will decide it as his prede
cessors have done, in favor of the
man who bought it and did every
thing he knew to comply with the
Dr. M. M. Davis has just re
turned from Portland where he had
an interview with Mr. Hammond,
the owner of the O- C. & E. R. R
Mr. Hammond says it is their in
tention, if the harbor at Yaquina is
improved, to build the road into
Eastern Oregon. This is important
news to the people of the valley,
and make3 the condition attached
to it a more serious proposition than
we thought, for the presumption is
that if the appropriation fails, so
will the extension of the road.
Last Sunday's Oregonian merci-
1 ssly scores the present city ad
ministration of Portland, and if one
half it says be true, the government
of that city is in a deplorable con
dition. One fact in the accusation
is glaringly true of Portland, and
all other cities where it occurs, and
that is when the police department
becomes a tool in the hands nf
, ...
VlAhTlAQ I m n mnn I n 41 li" .
"fu'"", tue wenare
ana morals ot trie city are on the
road to the Devil.
A reward of $1000 has been offer
ed by the insurance companies and
others in Portland for the appre
hension of the fire buz. who has
The f fund for the relief of the
Klondikers is rapidly growing in
Portland. If congress will furnish
transportation, and do it at once,
relief may be on the way by the 1st
of January. V-N .
A Hero.
."There goes a hero," said my friend to
me as we sat at a window in San Francis
co, at Christmas time m 1869. . I looked
in the direction he pointed and recognized
the j man, who was" a prominent Cali
fornian in those days. ""Why," said I,
"that is Senator X. "Yes," answered my
companion, ''but he is more than that to
rn, he is my hero ; I' have known him
all his life; let me tell you how I first
formed hs acquaintance," And He then
related the following wich is fact, not
fiction. '
"Forty years ago, when I was a boy
of seventeen; a' little crowd of us boys
all about my age had gathered at the
corner of -a public square in the town in
which we lived. We had met accident
ally, and were planning some sport or
mischief, as boys of that age are apt to
do when we observed a little fellow
trudging along on the other side of the
street with a big basket covered with a
white cloth. The basket appeared to be
very heavy, as the little fellow walked
slowly and rested often. Some spirit of
devilment prompted Jack S., one of our
fellows, to remark: 'That is one of
them flat boys, little Jimmy X. Let's go
and see what he's got in the basket.' So
we all stepped across the street and con
fronted Jimmy. He was about twelve
years of age, with a big head on . which
was a tangle of short, white curls, and in
which was a pair of as resolute looking
blue eyes as you ever saw. He had on
a torn straw hat, a pair of patched pants
turned up at the bottom, a blue cotton
shirt, and was . barefooted. 'What you
got in your basket, Jim?" demanded
Jack S. 'None of your ' business,'
promptly answered Jim. '" And then to
forestall what he'clearly saw was Jack's
intention to pull off the cover he strad
dled the basket.,. It was not to the credit
of the rest of us' that we stood by and
'watched the unequal struggle, for Jack
was twice the little fellow's size. It
finally ended in the overturning of the
basket, out of which .rolled a beef head
and a quart jug of whiskey; and then
Jim sat down on the sidewalk and cried,
I had the grace to pick them up, restore
them to the basket, and help the boy
part of the way home with his cruel load,
since which time we have been fast
friends. For Jimmy the little flat boy
and Senator X. are -the same; and now
looking back through the( shadows of
forty years I believe that little incident
has and a greater effect for good on my
life than anything that ever happened to
me, That boy has been an inspiration to
me all my life. His struggles would fill
a volume. His home he never likes to
talk about, and I won't. No one ever
helped him ; he would not have it. He
educated himself, and he will tell you
that he got all his inspiration in a Sunday
School. You know what he is; the
cleverest man and brightest statesman in
California today. '-And he walked right
up to his present position-out "of poverty
rags, and has prayed as he1 fought every
step of the way, for he has been a
member of a Christian church since hia
boyhood. lie never drank a drop of
intoxicating liquor in his life although it
cursed his youthful home, and he stands
today for everything that is bright and
good and pure in manhood : God bless
To Whom It Bay Concern.
This is to certify that I am a member
of the Fraternal Union of America, and
that I met with a severe .accident by
scalding, disabling me from work for
three weeks. I made proof to the Stt
preme Lodge for my loss of time and
have promptly received the accident ben
efit covering the said loss of time, and 1
take pleasuae in recommending the Fra
ternal Union to all those who desire life
and accident insurance.
Respectfully Yours,
Mrs. S. P. Herbert.
The Oregonian.
In an advertisement elsewhere it will
be seen that we offer the Weekly Oregon
ian and the Oregon Union both to one
address for the small sum of $1.75 a
year in advance. The Weekly Oregon
ian will give you all the news of the
state, the nation and the world, while
the Union will give you all the county
news, and in no other way can you pos
sibly get this so cheap. The Oregonian
needs no recommendation at our hands,
and the Union, too, speaks for itself.
We wish to say one thing with reference
to ourselves. Enemies of the Union
are circulating the report that it is only a
temporary affair, and will not last. This
is false. We have the best newspaper
office in the county; it is entirely out of
debt and is already on a paying basis.
It came here to stay, and the encourage
ment we have aWmAv a.o,i,a1 Unr.
-- --- uaa
placed its future success beyond a doubt
Its subscription price alone is Si a vear I
in advance, or $1.75, in advance, will get
the Weekly Oregonian and the Union
for one year to one address. Send in
your names at once, as congress will ,
meet soon, and important measures
come before it that you should know.
been trying to destroy the city,
is supposed that he is insane.
11 IP
Photo Albums, 50c, $1.00, $1. Jo, $2.00 and upwards.'
Celluloid and Silk Novelties at various prices.
Toilet Cases, from 75c to $10
Dolls, Bisque and China, Cfel2:6,75'ce,,t",,
i- Dressgoods, men's and boys' clothing, such as is suitable for a holiday
present and something that anyone will appreciate. Also a full line of men's
boys', misses' and ladies' shoes.
Additional Local.
' Be wise! Have Vogle fit your eyes.
Orders taken for O. A. C. regulation
uniforms at $14.50. S.L.Kline.
All kinds of job printing at ' reasonable
rates at this office.
County warrants taken at par for mer
chandise at Nolan and Callahan's.
To rent an elegantly furnished lower
front room near the court house, apply at
this office,.
PURE CIDER vinegar in any quan
tity, for sale only at Corvallis Cider
The foundry people desire to say that
Saturday is the special day set apart for
sharpening plowshares.
To Trade For Corvallis property,
house and four lots in Waldport. Will
pay difference in cash Inquire through
P. O, Box 25, Corvallis, or at this office.
Kings Valley Items
Mrs Rice is very low at the
present time.
Mr. and Mrs, Roiley are keeping
house for MrMcVicker while they
are away.
There will be a Christmas tree at
the new church on Christmas Eve.
All are in rited.
Nellie McField is quite sick with
nervous prostration. She is at her
uncle's, Jake Chambers.
Mrs. Tillie Rodgers will take
care of Mrs. Rom bough's children
while she is at Klondike, where
her husband is. . .
The members and friends of the
old church have built wagon-sheds
at the church, and it is a good
thing as people can have their
horses in the dry while they are at
the services.
Rev. McVicker and wife were
called to Dayton, Yamhill county,
to see Mrs. Z. Spangle, Mrs. Mc
Vicker's sister, who is very low
with consumption. Therefore his
second Sunday appointments are
Corvallis, Oregon,
Does a general and conservative banking
C. B. Cauthorn. j E. H. Taylob.
Dentistry of every description done in first
class manner, " and satisfaction guar
anteed. -
Office over Zierolf 's grocery store, opposite
me post omce. (jorvallis, Oregon.
W. E. Yates. J. Fred Yates.
Oregon .J
Executor's Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed has been duly appointed by the
ecutor of the estate of R. C. Gibson,
Aarcii oorl All norenna l- u rJr cr rlima
against said estate are required 10 present
jatPXlVoffl of J. I?
Gibson, Corvallis, Oregon, withio six
months from the date hereof,
Dated this 22d dav of October. 1897.
Executor of the Estate of E.
Oibson, Defeased.
And for the Holiday Trade of 1897 we have a
larger and better assortment of Fancy Goods and Nov
elties . than ever before shown in the city.
To the Bread Winner of the
Family in Behalf of His
Loved Ones at Home.
The fact is now so generally admitted it
needs no argument 10 convince those upon
whom the duty rests, that life insurance is
the best protection for a man's family, his
estate and his old age. The question with
most men is, what torni of policy will best
discharge the duty and in what company
to place so sacred a trust.
The Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance
company offers to persons needing insur
ance an insurance policy of the most
definite character perfectly adapted to all
legitimate wants, conceived and admin
istered in perfect equality, guarded by
ample and undoubted security, at the
lowest cost that economy and" good man
agement can accomplish consistently with
absolute and perptual safety
A policy which after two "or three prem
iums paid becomes by its own terms and
without surrender, fully paid up for an
amount each year stated in printed table
upon the policy.
A policy which, at the end of 10. 15,20,
25, 30, 35, etc., years, may be surrendered
for a cash sum stated in a table printed
in the policy.
A policy participating in the surplus
earned which there are no stockholders to
share, so that each member's insurance
costs him only just what it costs the com
pany. - ...
A record of fifty-one years of business
economically, conservatively and success
fully managed. Its strength and stability
are unquestioned, its reputation unsullied,
the care and economy with which its
business is managed and the resulting
benefits to its members unsurpassed. It
invites investigation.
Since organization in 1846 the Connecticut
Received In premiums 192,111,805 65
Returned to policy holders or their represen
tatives: For death losses and endowments 102,683,616 37
For surrendered policies 23.803,729 22
For Dividends 56,966,763 64
Total returned to policy holders 182,454,109 93
Received irom policy holders iu
excess of amount returned 9,657,695 72
Received from interest, rent, etc.. 84,n32,793 65
Expenses of management & taxes. 83,208,817 76
Saving from interest earnings.... 61, 329,975 61
Net assets January 1, 1897 60,981,671 61
Other assets ; . . 1 ,970,677 27
Present admitted assets held for
policy holders 02,952,338 88
In the administration of any trust this
tells the whole story.
The Oregon general agency, rooms 12 and
13, Hamilton building. F. M. & J. V. Ma
thena general agents, Portland, Oregon.
-Any information desired in regard to the j
same win De turnislied by John u. ualy,
editor and publisher of the Oregon Union,
Corvallis, Oregon.
The Weekly
For one year to one
address for
in advance.
No such offer has ever be
fore been made.
We give you all the news
of the State, the Nation and
the World, together with all
the County news for
1.75 a year.
Send in your names at once.
Corvallis Lodge Directory.
M, meets first and third Wednesday of
each month, in Masonic hail. Fisher brick.
meets second "Wednesday in each
month, Masonic hall.
8 M,
meets lourtn Yvednesdav in
month, Ma&onic hall.
meets every Friday before full moon.
Masonic hall.
BAKNITM LODGE, No 7, 1 0 O F, meets
every Tuesday evening in I O O F
hall, Farra & Allen brck.
meets first And third Fridays of each
month in I O O F hall.
meets second and fourth Fridays of
each month in I O O F Hall.
W, meets first and third Thursday of
each month, in I 0.0 F hall.
NAOMI LODGE, No 26, D of H, meets
second and fourth Thursday of each
month in I O O F hall.
J meets second and fourth Wednesday
of each month in I O O F hall.
meets the first and third Wednesdays
of each month in I O O F hall.
VALLEY LODGE, No 1, K of P. meets
every Monday night in Burnett's hall,
over J H Harris' store. Burnett block.
W, meets second and fourth Fridays
of each month in Burnett's hall.
first and third Fridays of each month
in Burneti's hall.
POST, No 19, G A
-MJJ meets first and third Saturdays of
each month, in Burnett's hall.
meets first and third Friday afternoon,
in Burnett's hall
second and fourth Thursdays of each
month, in Burnett's hall.
meets first and third Tuesdays of
every month at A. O. U. W. hall.
Souitierii Pacific Joote.
Express Trains leavs Portland Daily. ,
b:30 p. m. I Lv Portland All 9:S0a.m
9:40 P. M. I Ar Corvallis Lv 6:00 AM
7:45 a. m. i Ar Sau Francisco Lr I 8:00 p.m.
The above truins stop at all stations between
Portland and Salem, Turner, Marion, Albany,
Tangent, Shedds, Halsey, Harrisburg, Junction
City, Eiiffese, i otttige (rrove, Drains, Oaklaiid7
and all stations from Roseburg to Ashland, iu
ClUsiVC : .
8:30 a. M. I Lv Portland
Ar t 4:30 p. h.
Lv 112:30 p. M.
Lv 7:30 A. M.
12;2o P. M.
5:20 p. M.
Lv Albany
Ar Roseburg
.10 A. M.
Lv Albany
Ar ! 10:30 A. M
Lv I 9:30 A. M.
Ar7 0ft p. h.
Lv 6;00 p. m.
9T00 A. M.
4;50 P. M.
5:40 P. M.
Ar Ibrnon
Lv Albany
Ar Lebanon
Uinins Cars on Ojjden Route.
Pullman Buffet Sleepers
Second class Sleep ng Cars,
Attached to all through train.".
West Side Division,
Between Portland and Corrallis.
Mail Train Daily (Except Sunday).
7:30 a. M.
12:15 p. m. '
Lv Portland
Ar Corvallis
1 5:50 p. M.
1:05 p.m.
At Albany and Corvallis connect with trains,
of Oregon Contral & Eastern Railroad.
Express Train Daily Except (Sunday.
4:50 P. M.
7:30 P. M.
8:30 P. M.
Lv Portland
Ar McMinville
Ar Independence
Ar j 8 ;25 a. h.
Lv 5:50 A. M.
Lv 14;50 A. M.
To all points East nd South.
For tickets and information regarding rates,
maps, eic, call on company's agent, A. K. Mil
ner at Corvallis.
R. KOEHLER, Manager.
E. P. ROGERS, Asst. J. F. & P. Agt. Portland,
Connecting at Yaquina bay with
the San Francisco & Yaquina Bay
Steamship Company.
Steamship President
Sails from Yaquina every 8 days
for San Francisco, Coos Bay, - and
Humboldt Bay
Shortest route between the Wil
lamette Valley and California.
Fare from Albany and points
west to San Francisco
Cabin $ 8 00
Steerage 6 00
Round Trip good for 60 days
To Coos Bay:
Cabfn... $8 00
Steerage. . 6 00
To Humboldt Bay and Port Orford:
Cabin .-.$10 00
Steerage........ 8 00
Steamer "Albany" between Port
land and Corvallis, through with
out, lay-oyer. Leaving Corvallis
6:30 a. m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Sundays; leaves Portland, Yamhill
St. Dock, 6:00 a. m. Mondays, Wed
nesdays and Fridays.
J. C. MAYO. Supt. river div. Cor
vallis, Oregon.
H. H. CRONISE, Agent,
Corvallis, Or.
The Union, $1 a Yejir