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About Oregon union. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1897-1899 | View This Issue
Published eveby Friday at
JOHN D. DALY, Editor and. Pub.
t"rt. Months 7
It paid in advance, One Dollar per year.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17. 97-
Articles of incorporation have
been filed in Salem for the Corvallis
and Eastern Railroad, and this
simple announcement means more
to the people of Oregon than any
similar one made for many years.
It means the extension eastward of
fha m-papnt O. C. & E. road which
will be absorbed by the newer
nomDanv The men who We doing
this are not the kind who make
f.,i;v, m Tuimnsfiless moves, but
. iuuiidu v r i
tiiev mean business, and work may
rr tA extension in the
jui-Lj iu v in-'- v -
The road is already graded
around the Cascade summit, and
v'A. fa nnlff nhnnt 25 miles to
crrade between the present finished
grade and the summit. From there
to the Deschutes river is a compar
i;j ooor Brade. and from the
an y J v"- J n '
Deschutes the road will branch in
two directions from the main line.
One branch will run south through
Klamath Lake, and other countries,
and join the Central Pacific at
Winamucka. The other branch
will run north to the Columbia and
rvcr-hana strike - Pendleton, while
the main line will probably be con
t?nnor to Snake river. This of
course is only conjecture, but it is
what has been talked of and is
most likely to occur.
All we are specially interested in
now is the the fact that the road is
to be built, and built at once.
A new line will be built from
Albany to connect with the Astoria
and Columbia River railroad; or
what is more likely for the pres
entarrangements will be made
with the present S. P. line so as to
give the road an outlet at Astoria
as well as at Yaquina bay. The
headquarters of the company and
the-main offices will probably be
located at Albany, but the terminus
will be at Corvallis, as the' name
indicates. . -" "
The Corvallis and, Eastern rail
road is no scheme to enhance
property values; it means square
work. The road will be built; the
money is on hand to do it with, and
supplernentary articles will be filed
later on, detailing more specifically
the work, as soon as the plans are
For Yaquina bay this will be a
grand thing; although she will
have to divide the business with
Astoria, yet her legitimate part of
it can never be taken . away from
. her.. Yaquina bay possesses natural
advantages of location, and others,
that will keep her in front for all
time. As Mr. Hammond says, in
another place, "Ships may not load
for foreign ports there but the
coast trade will all be done through
The Alaska trade will soon be
immense, all their provisions and
other supplies will be supplied by
Oregon, and most of it by the
Willamette valley, through Ya
The present railroad stir will
call attention to Yaquina from all
over the country. Just now there
is immense preparation making in
every town and hamlet in the
union to go to Alaska. Most of
those who come to the coast will
never go back east, and Oregon is
likely to add 100,000 to her popula
tion in the next three years.
Lincoln county, and particularly
Yaquina bay, ought to have her
full share of these, for there is no
more desirable place to live in
Oregon. Lines of steamers suitable
for the harbor will be built, the
harbor improvements will be con
tinued, for there is no possibility
of the government allowing that
place to be neglected permanently.
In the meantime property will
be increased, in value, and the
Yaquina bay people are nearer
the realization of their hopes than
they have been for many a weary
day. It is good news, and we be
lieve it all to be true; the road east
will undoubtedly be built.
Another thing Yaquina may de
pend on is that when the road
reaches Eastern Oregon the visitors
to the bay in summer will be mul
tiplied by 10. A syndicate will
build a big hotel there, and one in
the mountains, so that in the sum
mer time the valley - people will!
flock to the hill, and the hill people
to the coast, and the passenger
fares on these alone will pay ten
per cent, a year on the cost of the
road.v All this is not only possible
The road will be built. The
Capital Stock is $2,500,000, and
Mr. Hammond is of course at its
head. The Albany Democrat says,
with authority, that Mr. Ham
mond will go to" work on it as soon
as the Astoria road is finished,
which will be next month.
DEATH OF THE PRESIDENT'.
Canton, O., Dec. 12. Mrs. Nancy
Allison McKinley passed from this
life at a few minutes past 2 o'clock
this (Sunday) morning, with all
her children and other immediate
relatives at her bedside. She did
not suffer any in her last hours,
bijt gradually passed from the deep
palsied sleep, in '' which - she had
rested almost constantly for the
past 10 days, into the sleep
The home life jf Wm. McKinley,
the boy, is all told in the following
When Nancy Allison was 19 she
married, most fortunately, a man
not only whom she loved, but one
actuated by the same principles of
integrity, thrift and industry as
herself. For 67 years they lived
in peace and happiness together
brought up eight sturdy children
and' "Never," said Mrs. McKinley
her face illumined with happy re&
oiiections, "aid a harsh word pass
between us. We worked hard, our
means were moderate, our children
many, and we determined to give
them every advantage in our power,
Their bringing up was left to me
My authority was undisputed, and
never once, even to this day, has it
been questioned. My husband was
a firm advocate of woman's rights
before it had many supporters
TT . 1 I 1 . i i. m
xxe snowea nis practical oeiiet in
the theory by accepting as a matter
of course the fact that my particu
lar realm should never be invaded.
The home life of Wm. McKinley
the man and president, is an - in
spiration and a poem It is the
clean, life of a Christian gentleman
and all men are made better by
contemplating it. There are thous
ands of just such lives in the land
but their beauty is unknown except
in the circles in which they move,
It is therefore cause for congratula
tion that we - picked our president
from such a home; a home where
the -a. rays . can discover nothing
but beauty and peace.
The Christmas days are approach
ing, and the Christmas feeling is in
the air. At no other season of the
year do people feel so kindly toward
each other, and the prevailing de
sire is 10 give sometning to some
body. Don't try to keep it down
i tr. j
""o gwu ieeiing prevail and
grow. Give something to somebody
and taste of the happiness it gives
to do good or to make some one
happy. Seek out some unfortunate
man or woman to whom the world
is dark, and do some little thing to
Drighten their lives. If ever v bod v
would do just one thing to brighten
one life on that day, there would be
filing a di n J il
-v" """giug m me air as never
was known. You know some poor
unfortunate fellow who needs a pat
on me DacK, nnd him; say some
tning cneermi and kind' to him-
give mm a lift with his heavy
ioaa; mat will cost you nothing,
ana u you nave never needed it
yourself you can't tell how good it
A AT il
iceiH w tne oiner lellow. Just trv
iu wis nnsimas and see how hap
py it will make you.
Probably never in the history of
uregon did everything look more
prosperous than at the present time,
A trip through the Willamette val
ley will convince any one of this fact,
ii is estimated that there are four
acres of winter wheat this year to
one acre last year. , This may be
somewhat exaggerated, but that
there is an immense amount sown
there is no doubt.
The crop 8 looking exceedingly
weu ana promises to be very larsre
This has been brought about by the
good price which wheat has brought
mis year, thus stimulating the far
mer to greater effort for a large har
vest another season. What ia t.rn
of wheat is also true of hops, oats,
hay, cattle, sheep, hogs, and even
horses are being sought for, and, if
found, good prices would be paid,
ar.d looking for a good 1600-pound
team is like looking for the provbial
needle in the hay stack. Rural
Subscribe for the Union.
. fusion. : : . .-,
Fusion is in the air, and union
on. all sorts of schemes' and plat
forms iwitl be the business of polit?
cal steerers from now - until next
June. "The - populist authorities
have met and decided they will not
fuse with the free silver Bryan
platform democracy, but admit
their willingness to fuse on the ref
erendum, populistic money, and the
Omaha platform. The free silver
schemers" are trying to : fuse all
manner and condition of men on
the old 16 to 1 plank, but before
the robins mate all of them will be
bunched together to defeat sound
money; don't for an instant doubt
it, they are playing off and on now
only for position, and that will be
arranged to the satisfaction of all
parties. The populists as usual
will hold the sack, as they have
been doing for -Pennoyer and his
gang for the last few years, - but
they will fuse.
THE RAILROAD EXTENSION.
In another column we give an in'
tefview with Mr Hammond, an ex
tensive comment by the Oregonian
on the extension of the O. C. & E.
R. R. to an Eastern connection as
was at first contemplated. There
never was serious doubt, that some
how,' sometime, by somebody, this
would be done. We doubt if there
is now in the United States so large
a district of fertile country rich in
natural resources without a rail
road; and selfish personal interests
at both ends of the line are largely
responsible for this condition.
The people of Portland were
afraid that traffic would be diverted
from the Columbia river, and the
large stock raisors in Eastern Ore
gon were afraid that development of
the country would ruin their busi
ness. ' '
But now. the road is in the hands
of a fearless man who knows his
business and is simply able to carry
out his plans, and he will ask no
instructions or help from Portland
or Eastern Oregon when he deter
mines to build the road. The first
time Mr. Hammond says positive
ly the road will be built, it is cer
tain that it will be done.
It will make no difference as he
says, if the heavy traffis is divirted
at Albany toward the Pnl
river; there will still be plenty of
business for Yaquina Bay. At all
events the route will be kept open
and maintained, the harbor Trill be
improved, and the people at the bay
who have waited so long and so
patiently may be nearer the realiza
tion of their hopes than they think
President McKinley's mother was
buried at Canton, her old home.
Tuesday last. There were thous
ands in attendance and the floral
offerings were beautiful. ' The pub-
nc services at the church were at
tended by an immense throng.
The president and most of the
members of his cabinet were in at-
the eyes of
world fixed with honor and re
spect oh her lifeless form, the worn
an wuu iiia tie a man 01 our presi-
L - r "11 . ,
ucui, went peaueiuny to her ever
TUn r T "XT r ,
uc v. xv. ec in. jo. have now
three steamships ready for the
Alaska route, and when the busi
ness starts m the spring they will
be well equipped for it. Besides the
Elder they have secured the steam
v. vivguu auu uonage Litv. so
that there will be a five day service
irom Portland to Skaguay.
Washington, Dec. 14. The meet
ing of the senate committee on priv
ileges and elections, which wm
called for today to consider the at-
1 1 A -M-
pucauon 01 Hon. H. W. Corhett. t
De seated as senator from Oregon
was postponed to a future date upon
the call of the chairman.
Senator Chandler, who is chair
man of the committee, announced
the substitution of Senator Turley
for Senator Faulkner, as a memhfir
of the committee, as the reason for
He said it was probable that no
meeting would he held until after
the holidays, as Mr. Turlev is 11 n
familiar with the facts in the'ease. I
Daily Treasury Statement.
Washington, Dec. 13. Todav's
statement of the condition of the
Available cash bal. . .. $227,471,665
Gold reserve. iKQ8CM'7a
One of the interesting items in
the agricultural appropriation bill
is provision for $10,000 for an
"cultural experiment station
in uIS'SbST for iob printing to
- Department T Pnbli e I ustr action .
Salem, Ore., Dec."u,' 1897,
The winter term of the State Teachers'
Association will convene in the'city of
P ortland, commencing Tuesday evening
December 28th, Jand continuing over the
2 9th and 30th. It is very probable that
reasonable rates will be made on the rail
road for transportation.' It is hoped that
this notice of the Association will be
thoroughly distributed throughout the en
tire state. In a short time the broetam.
will be completed and ' distributed. A
very capable body of speakers will be
the Association. - - .
G. M. Irwin,
State Sup't Pub. Instruction
To Boys. : "
Boys, how often have you heard your
father and mother say to strangers that
yon were smart, and quick to learn? and
then how you tingled all over with pride,
as you heard it. Well, the next time
you hear your father say that, if he is 40
or over, just ask him how many of the
smart boys he knew made successful
men. His reply will astonish you. It
is the smart boys who generally make
failures of their lives, simply because
they depend on their smartness to carry
them through, and it won't do it. This
world is not in need of smart peopleV but
it is sadly in need of good people, helpful
people, unselfish people; people "who
will make it easier and brighter for
everybody. So if you want to get to the
front, never mind your smartness, but
just begin now and with all your might
etrive every hour of your life to get a
good character. When you get that,
then your place is secured in the world,
and no one can ever take it from ' you
Nowj ask your father if he ever knew a
man who had a good character to make a
failure of his life, and be will tell you no.
Of course I don't count success the ac
cumulation of money, or lands, or wealth
of any kind, for a man may be a no
torious rascal and have all these ; and a
man may lead a glorious, successful life
and have none of them. Most of the
great men of the world died poor. '
Then you often hear a fond father say,
"I am going to give my boy an education
if it takes every cent I have." Well,
education is a grand thing and every bojf
ought to have one, and smartness is also
a grand thing, and clever boys ought to
be thankful for jt, not proud about it,
for they bad nothing to do with it. But
education and smartness are not essential
to either a nappy or a useful life. Char
acter is essential,-and I don't care how
smart you are, or how much education
you get, if you have no- character, . or a
bad character, they are not only useless
but they increase your misery.
A boy is badly handicapped in this
world without an education, but he is
infinitely worse without a character. An
education is just a means, not an end. It
is a glorious help, so is , smartness, but
it will serve but to drag you down if your
character is not good.
Boys, I want to impress upon you the
fact that there is no future foi you without
you have a good character. You may
trick your way through the world, but
jou will be the worst tricked one of the
lot. You have seen tricky people suc
ceed in gathering wealth, no doubt, but
you never saw one of them happy unless
ne was arunK. &o don't reJy upon your
smartness or education entirely, but say
to yourself, I will be a man, and then
devote all your life to getting a good
character, and keeping it, and you 1 need
not bother about your success, that is
W ells Items.
-1 hear of no dances of late since
battle at Bunker Hill.
There will be a Christmas tree at the
North Palestine Church, Christmas Eve.
R, N. Williamson ha? returned from
Independence where he has been in the
interest of his flouring mill property,
Our city ' blacksmith has purchased
property in Suver, and will leave Wells
for that place in a few days, which leaves
an opening for a good smith at Wells at
Mrs. Laura Carlton, of Independence,
after being very low with the fever at
that place, was able to visit a few days
with her uncle, R, N. Williamson, of
Wells, last week.
J. A. Carter, our general merchant,
has the finest stock of general mercban
dise of any country store this side of
Portland, and sells at Portland prices, with
freight added. Call and inspect his
stock of goods.
Thos. Hodges has sold his black trot
ter, boused his buggy, and will retire
from the turf until spring. He will then
come out with a span of thoroughbreds
for the spring campaign. He .says one
horse will not answer the purpose.
l here was a sociable and supper at
the North Palestine Church, Saturday
evening Dec. nth, for the purpose of
raising funds to paint the church building,
$13.85 was taken in at the door, which
was very satisfactory considering the
weather. A good job for some painter
in the spring.
The United Anisans, of Wells As
sembly No. 37, met at their hall Dec4,
and the following officers were elected
to serve the ensuing year: Master Ar
tisan, R. N. Williamson ; Superintendent,
Mrs. A. A.Williamson; Inspector. Robert
Wilsonj Secretary, F. S. Tomlinson;
Treasurer, J. A, Carter; Master of Cere
monies, E. Pagenkopf; Senior Conductor,
Mrs. J. A. Carter. The installation of
officers will take place the first Saturday
in January. The Assembly is in a
flourishing condition, with 43 members
mil D . .
Photo Albums, 50c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 and upwards.
Celluloid and Silk Novelties at various prices,
Toilet Cases, from 75c to $10
Dolls, Bisque and China,
V QLO VE, HDKF. BOXES SILK UMBRELLAS
SILK HDKES. MUFFLERS
, SCARFS -
ires8goods, men's and beys' clothing, such as is suitable for a holiday
picocui, auu Duuiciumg mat anyone wiii
ooys-, misses- ana laaier shoes. .
. S. L.
RECULKTOR OF LOW PRICES
;? . ; Franklin Machine Shop' and Foundry ; .
AT CORVALLIS, V
Manufacture and Repair all .kinds of
. .'i .. Work Guaranteed. ' " -
your work now
At ; ;
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
PURE CIDER vinegar in any quan
tity, for sale only at uorvauis iaer
The foundry people desire to say that
Saturday is the special day set apart for
To Trader 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.
The great 142 hour bicycle race
at Madison Square Garden, in New
York City, was finished on Satur
day last, with Miller the winner.
He made 2093.6 miles.
AU those knowing themselves to be
indebted to N. P. Briggs are requested to
call and settle the same with me at Mr.
Briggs' old stand, as all his accounts have
been placed in my hands for collection.
J. M. Cameron.
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.
at s. 10, 25, 50, 65, 75 cents $1,
and.up ro $5.00. -
COLLAR & CUFF BOXES
appreciate. Also a ran line or men's
KLI N E, C V ;
machinery. Prices, reasonable. . All
and save delay later.
Executor's Notice '
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed hai. been duly appointed by the
(jounry court ot tne state of Oregon. " ex
ecutor of the estate of R. U. Gibson
deceased. All persons navme claims
against said estate are required to present
me same w me properly verinea, as y
law required, at . the law offlfie of J H.
Gibson, Corvallis, Oregon, withio six
months from the date hereof.
Dated this 22d day of October, 1897.
R. E. GIBSON .
Executor of the Estate of R. C,
Notice for Publication.
United States Land Office.
Orecon Citv. Oreeron. Dec. 8. 1897.
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has tiled notice of hi inten
tion to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made be
fore the county clerk of Benten county at
1 1 ! T .. t An . .
ourviuus. uicgua, on j anuary zz, ibob, viz
JOHN N. DUNCAN,
H. E. 9056 for the W & of S W of see. 82
Tp, 10 S R 7 W. He names the following
witnesses to prove nv continuous residence
tiDon and cultivation of said land viz:
Edward Strout, Andrew Johnson, Leslie
Mat toon, and John Larson; all of Summit,
s CHA8. B. MOORES, Register.
C. B. Cauthobn. j E. H. Tatlob.
CAUTHORN & TAYLOR
Dentistry of every description done In first
' class manner, and satisfaction guar?
CBOWN AND BRIDGE WORK 1 SPECIALTY.
Office over Zlerolf 's grocery store, opposite
ine post onice, uorvains, Oregon..
THE FIRST HiTIONSLBRHK
Does a general and conservative banking
W. E. Yates. J. Fred Yates.
YATES & YATES,
Corvallis, - - - Oregon.
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 $1.7 C a
year in advance. 1 be 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 bands.
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 already received has
placed its future success beyond a doubt.
Its subscription price alone is $i a year,
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 will
come before it that you should know.
is Lodge Diieetorg.
C CORVALLIS LODGE, No 14, A P & A
SM, meets first and third Wednesday of
each month, in Masonic hall. Fisher brick.
FERGUSON CHAPTER, No 6, R A M,
meets second Wednesday in each
month, Masonic hall.
OREGON COUNCIL, No 2. R A
meets fourth Wednesday in
month, Mabomc hall.
ST MARY'S CHAPTER, No 9, 0 E 8,
meets every Friday before full moon.
BARNUM LODGE, No 7. 1 OOF. meets
every Tuesday evening in I O O F
hall, Farra & Allen brck. ,
UI VIVE ENCAMPMENT. !No 26.
meets first and third Fridava of each
month in I O O F hall.
ALPHA REBEKA LODGE, INo' Si,
meets second and fourth Fridays of
each month in I O O F Hall.
FRIENDSHIP LODGE, No 14. A O U
W, meets first and third Thursday of
each month, in I O O.F hall.
NAOMI LODGE, No 28, D of H. meets
second and fourth Thursdav of each
month in I O O F hall.
C.ORVALLIB TENT, No ll.KOTM,
J meets second and fourth Wednesday
of each month in I O O F hall.
CORVALLIS HIVE. No 3, L O T M,
meets the first and third Wednesdays
of each month in I O O F hall.
XT ALLEY LODGE, No 1, K of P. meets
V everyMonday nigbt in Burnett's hall,
over J H .
Hams' store. Burnett block. ...
MARTS PEAK CAMP, No 126, W O
W, meets second and fourth Fridays
of each month in Burnett's hall.
MARYS PEAK CIRCLE. No 14, meets
first and third Fridays of each month
in Burnett's hall.
ELLSWORTH POST, No 19, G A R
meets first and third Saturdays of
each month, in Burnett's halL
ELLSWORTH RELIEF CORPS, No 7,
meets first and third Friday afternoon,
in Burnett's hall.
UNITED ARTISANS, No 23. meets
second and fourth Thursdays of each
month, in Burnett's hall.
FRATERNAL UNION OF AMERICA
meets first and third Tuesdays of
every month at A. O. U. W. hall."
EAST ui SOUTH
souinern Pacific Home.
Express Trains leavs Portland Daily.
6:30 p. X. j Lt Portland At 9:80 a.k
9:40 r. K. I Ar Corvallis Lt :00a.X
7:45 a. M. I Ar San Francisco Lr 8:00 f.M.
Portland and Salem, Turner, Marion, Albany,
Tangent, Shedds, Halsey, Harrisburg, Junction
City, Eugene, Cottage Grove, Drains, Oakland,
and all stations from Boseburg to Ashland, in
clusive. KOBE BURG MAIL DAILY
8:30 a.m. Lt Portland Ar I 4:30 r. K.
12:25 r. u. Lv Albany Lt j 12:80 P. u.
6:20 p. it. Ar Boseburg Lt I 7:30 A. M.
LOCAL PA88ENOIH THA1W DAILY (EXCEPT BPMD AT)
8:10 a.m. Lt Albany Ar 10:30 A. M
9:00 a.m. ArLebrnon Lt 9:30 a. v.
4;50 p. m. Lt Albany Ar 7:05 p.m.
5:40 p. M. Ar Lebanon Lt 6 ;00 p. m.
Malax Can oi Og-dea K.a(.
Second class Sleep ng Cars,
Attached to all through train. .
West Side Division,
Between Portland and Corvallis.
Mao. Tbaim Daily (Except Sunday).
7:30 a.m. Lt Portland Ar 6:60 p.m.
12:15p.m. ArCorvalUs Lt 1:05 p.m.
At Albany and Corvallis connect with trains
of Oregon Contral & Eastern Railroad.
Express Tbair Daily Except Sunday.
4:50 p. M.
8:30 p. M.
Ar 1 8;25 a. m.
Lv 1 6:60 A. M.
Lt 14;60 A. M.
To all points East and South.
For tickets and information regarding rates,
mnpa, vw., vmi uu cumpuf l agent, A. JL.
ner at Corvallis.
R. KOEHLER, Manager.
E, P. ROGERS, Asst. O. F.
it P. Agt. Portland,
YAQUINA BAY ROUTE.
Connecting at Yaquina bay with
the San Francisco & Yaquina Bay
Sails from Yaquina every 8 days
for San Francisco, Coos Bay, and
PASSENGER ACCOMMOD A.EIONS UN-
Shortest route between the Wil
lamette Valley and California. ,"
Fare from Albanv and points
west to San Francisco f
Cabin. ...$ 8 00
Steerage 6 00
Round Trip good for 60 days
To Coos Bay:
Cabin $8 00
Steerage 6 00
To Humboldt Bay and Port Orford:
Cabin $10 00
Steerage 8 00
. RIVER DIVISION.
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. in. Mondays, Wed
nesdays and Fridays.
EDWIN STONE, Manager.
U. MAYO. Supt. river div. Cor
H. H. CRONISE, Agent.