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Page 1: The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.). (Corvallis, Or ...€¦ · UWi iRMHS TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY. OFFICIAL PAPER OF TKE STATE No. 44,132, if made daiiy, and the schedule time expedited



No. 44,132, if made daiiy, and the scheduletime expedited to about eighteen nous in thesummer time, would give mail facility directwith the commercial centres of the stateand with the state capital and state depart-ments to a very large district of countrynow containing a large and rapidly increas-

ing population. Newport, the western ter-

minus of the route, is an important sea-sid- e

town, the population of which, with that ofthe country surrounding it, is rapidly in-

creasing. The country accomodated by thisroute comprises a very large and importantportion of Benton comity. In view of thepresent and growing necessities for the ser-

vice, we, as in duty bound, shall ever pra; .


J S. Osborne. Seaside Lodge No.12 Ancient Order United Workmen,Astoria; incorporators C. J. Trench-ard- ,

Columbus Brown and GeorgeMcLean.

We have had the Hyer Sisters and

the Bergers with us recently and as

entertainments they are difficult toexcel. The " bare biondes" are thenext in order, after which will come

a. reign of quiet for a short time.Ned.

Corvaliis, May 9, 1879,


Astoria Suicide. The Asotian of the2d inst., in speaking of the recent suicide?in that city, says : ' ' We understand thatthe man Conway, who committed suicide inthis city on Wednesday last, was a tailor byprofession. He has acted strangely for sometime, but not sufficiently 'so as to make itapparent that he was insane. He camedown on the Ancon last Sunday arid expect-ed to go to San Francisco but was drinkingand left here. He begged Mr. Curry towrite to his wife and friends below in caseanything happened to him', bat Mr. Currylittle expected to be compelled to write hersuch news. "


Heavy rains throughout the State of Min-nesota have removed all apprehension ofdrouth.

Trouble is expected from a strike of min-ers at Terre Haute, Indiana.

It is reported that rich silver mines havebeen discovered in the Indian Territory, justsouth of the Kansas line. Claims in largenumbers are being taken daily.

A general convention of American ironand steel manufacturers and iron producers'met at Baltimore on the 6th inst., for thepurpose of considering the present conditionof iron and steel industries, their wants andthe dangers which threaten them. Vander-bi':t- ,

the railroad monarch, was censured forbuying steel rails in Europe.

Gray, who attempted to shoot Booth, theactor, pleaded guilty of assault with intentto kill, and was remanded for sentence.

New York State is arranging to hold agrand exposition in 1883, in honor of theone hundredth anniversary of Great Britain'sformal acknowledgment of American inde-

pendence.One Freeman, an Adventist, of Pocosaet.

M.iss., murdered his four year old child, andclaims that he did so in obedience to divinerevelation. While languishing in prison, hewill have an opportunity to reflect that re-

ligious fanaticism don't excuse murder.FOREICtf.

Serious labor riots have been going on inCork, arising out of a difference betweenrival bands. The rioters were dispersed, bythe police, and the doctors rubbed salve onforty wounded scalps.

The attempted revolution at Panama, Cen-tral America, resulted in an engagement onApril 18th. Thirty-fiv- e of the rebels werekilled, and the remainder surrendered to thegovernment forces unconditionally.

A terrible explosion of nitro-glycerin- e

at Stratford, Canada, on the 5th inst.,killing several men and destroying one hun-dred and fifty cars and sheds.

terest the preparations which preced-ed the execution.

kat-koo-at'- s conduct.Yesterday morning the doomed

man ate a hearty hreakf'ast at 6:30.After dispatching his meal Kat-koo'a- f

sat down very composedly and smok-ed his pipe for some time. About 10o clock in the forenoon, Ro v. Vy.t?.Chattio called at his cell. Mr. Chat-ti- n,

who converses quite fluently inshe Chinook tongne, asked Kat koo-at-afte- r

the usual salutation f ,e was:aware of the fact that he was goingto die soon. The Indian replied :

" Yes, I know thai; what time is itnow ?"Mr. Chattir. said "ten o'clock;"Kat koo at responded :

"Three hours yet before I die."He askc.l Mr. Chattiin if he waa

afraid to die, to which he answerednegatively.

This Indian it is said had been aregular attendant, of the MissionSchool of the Greek church at Sitka,ami has been taught about as muchabout God and Christ, and heavenmid hell, as his nntntored mind cancomprehend. During Ids confine-ment, he frequently' snnir Sabbathschool songs which he learned atSilk a.

Kat koo at was reminded by Mr.Chattin how upon the cross Christforgave his enernit s, and asked wheth-er he did likewise. Kat koo at an-swered : '; Annie and Och-kh- o nothelped trf kill Brown, and were asguilty as he himself; but I forgivethem ; I have put away all ansrryfeeling; I feel as though you are theonly friend I have, and I want youto be present with me to the last andpray for me."

in the ruisoN,


At this writing it is difficult to tell

just bow this school book question,in Oregon stands. To say the least,a misunderstanding seems to existbetween the State authorities and

Messrs. Bancrolt & Co., publishersof the Pacific Coast TSeries, which

has been almost universally condemn-

ed by prominent teachers in this

State, and we might add by ail

iriends of education, except, perhaps,a few interested parties. The Pacific

Coast Series was thrust upon the

public schools of this State by fraud-

ulent means, and never gave satisfac

tion in any school district, that we are

aware of. The publishers, realizing!


Salem, May 7, 1879.Editor Gazette: Rather late in

the day to commence a ietlerfor pub-lication in this week's issue, but, not-

withstanding the indisposition ofIsuppose you will expect

something all the same; which factwill account for me sitting here thismorning with my pencil in one handanil the fingers of the other ramblinglistlessly through my golden hair in avain endeavor to stir up some latent idea or recall some startlingpiece of intelligence as would serveto cause wonder and astonishment

among your readers. Failing in this,ho wever, I revert back to the report-er's most steadfast friend, the weath-

er, and with due regard for my reputationi for truth and veracity I do

solemnly aver, and am perfectly wil-

ling to make affidavit to the fact,that myself, mine, and the publicgenerally, were never more thorough-ly weary of clouds anil storm, norever looked forward with brighteihopes for a gleam of sunshine. "Theoldest inhabitant" oh! well, nevermind. I wont get that off this timefor really I can. call to mind any conversations with them very recentlyon that subject. These cold rain

storms, however, are to be deeply re

gretted as it checks the growth of

vegetation and therefore has a damag-

ing effect on our crop of cereals. Ilalso has a dampening effect on pic-

nics, May parties, boat rides, moon

light excursions and buggy ridingpastimes, peculiarly adapted to the

gratification of the young people.Tlte " glide wife also files her pro-

test as it delays her house cleaningand sets things amiss around home.In view of all these objections, now

placed on record, it does seem as

though old Plavtus would " tumbleto himself" as slang expresses it,and give his scepter of power intothe hands of genial old Sol and per-mit him to straighten matters outsomewhat.

Salem mourns to day, the loss ofan old friend of this State, and onewho has done much towards advanc-

ing the interests of the place. The

tolling of the church bell, yesterday,announced the demise of Edwin N.

Cooke, a man well and favorablyknown throughout tlte State. He h id

the worthlessness of the series, were

compelled to issue a new series for

California, but continued to crowd

their refuse trash upon the publicschools of Oregon, under an allegedcontract.

State Superintendent Powell holds


En. Gazette: The Astorian saysthe loss of the Great Republic is an-

other reason for making the .mouthof the Columbia a marine asylum.Br. Ireland, usually "sound on the

goose," had better said this disastershowed the necessity of an asylumfor foolhardy men. Had Capt. Car-

rol remained outside of the bar until

daylight, his vessel would have been

running , and he would havebeen free from t iie unavoidable chargeof extreme recklessness. None can

help but admire the Captain's cour-

age, during the last days of the Great

Republic but his judgment may be

seriously questioned. If Capt. Car-

rol can be justified in losing a vesseland cargo, worth three hundredthousand dollars, and jeopardizinghundreds of lives, to gain five or sixhours over a rival steamer, how7 muchcan the people of Portland, and thosesouth of there, afford to do, thatTHIRTY HOUR'S TIME might be

gained between Portland and SanFrancisco, by making a harbor of

refuge at Cape Foul weather, 21 G

miles nearer the center of the Slate,connecting directly with ocean stamcrs, that can come and go without

waiting for tides? A place free from

the dangers of a bar, and so guardedwith light houses that vessels of the

largest size may enter and depart, atall hours of the night, in safetv. A

place free from occasional interrup-tion by ice, a circumstance that has

seriously interferred with commerceseveral times in Oregon's history.No finespun theories can do awaywith this stubborn fact. Time will

soon be money and time loft willbe money lost. The question is, when

shall we commence saving both?The tide is flooding, shall we take it,Of follow " Dundee's," 12 percent,flag to destruction ? The people ofOregon, suffering for competition,can now throw off the yoke that, for

years, has galled unwilling necks,and labor untramltieled for cheaperrates of freights and fares, by secur-

ing a shorter route to the sea. Don'tcease to work because Nature hasdone so much, and because everyreasonable argument is in your favor.Those who have grown fat and sleek,and learned to grieve for more, arc,diligently trying, by all kinds ofmisrepresentations, to defeat yourwishes and interests. This is emphat-ically a fight of capital against labor.

You gentlemen who talk so loudlyof moneyed combinations workingdisaster, thousands of miles away,can find the undisguised enemy athome. Now, do not throw away the

opportunity of " bearding the lion inhis den ;" but let me beg of thosewho wield the pen for the alleviationof human suffering, to understand


The Oreconiai, of the 7th inst.,contains some very cheering railroadnews, which will be read by every

person interested in the prosperityand growth of Oregon. It harbin-

gers brighter days, in the near future,for our young State. We have al-

ways felt a great interest in the Win-nemucc- a

railroad project, and havehad something like a presentimentthat it would be the first connectionof the Willamette valley with theCentral Pacific. With a harbor of

refuge and commercial entrepot at

Cape Foul weather, it would need no

prophetic ken to locate the westernterminus of the Winnemucca road.In the language of the act of appro-

priation, the harbor of refuge shouldbe located at a point that would not

only be suitable as a harbor of refuge,but that would also subserve the best"interests of commerce, local and

general." The outlook for this por-

tion of the State is brightening. We

quote from the Oregonian, as follows:The Northern Pacific is now reaching an

excellent financial condition. Being entire-ly clear of debt and owning a great proper-ty, it is in a position not occupied by anyother large railway corporation in America.Its stock of late has been rising very rapid-ly, and the company can now obtain moneyto build as fast as they can push construc-tion of the road. From General Sprague,superintendent of the enterprise for thewestern or Pacific division, we learn thatthe company has just received an offer atthe east fur the iron necessary for construc-tion of the section fram the mouth of Snakeriver to Pen d'Oreille lake, to be paid for inthe company's bonds at par. It is expeetedthat this whole section of 203 mile.3 will beput under contract during the approachingsummer, and entirely completed next year.Gen. Sprague's parties are now organizingat Walla Walla and will tnke the field ato ice to make final location of the route, aidlie goes immediately to superintend and di-re-

operations. On the eastern slope worki3 proceeding with all possible rapidity, andpari ies are now in the field making surveysfor the next sections west of the one hun-dred niles new under contract ;' and just assoon as these surveys cavwbe finished futurecontracts will be let. which will carry thetoad to the Yellowstone.

There ;s a railway enterprise that concernsthe Willamette vallev, which is brought be- -

the opinion that theft; is no contract, j

II S. Marshal Waters "had madeevery nece;eXecut ion.

sary preparation for theThe rone had been at

and acting upon authority derived

from action of the last legislature,issued circulars to county superin-

tendents, with a view of making a

change in the standardbooks of this State. We have notsufficient data to condemn or approveMr. Powell's course, in this matter,

pacifk; coast.Oregon.

The ferry boat at Lincoln i3 rim by awire cable.

The Linn county cherry crop has beendamaged by frost. '

Three cougars were killed in one tree inLost valley recently.

There is a large and growing open ter. --

perauce society in La Grande.A party of Chinese robbed the store of a

countryman in Hillsboro last week.

Diphtheria, which has raged fatally inEastern Oregon so long, is now abating.

A Mr3. McCarty has been brought beforethe recorder at Astoria seven times fordrunkenness.

Linn county is going to make a grandshowing this fall when it come3 to figuringup the wheat crop.

Thirteen buildings will be erected at Phi-lomath. A good school house will be amongthe new buildings.

J. S. Cooper, of Independence, has estab-lished a daily stage line between Salem andIndependence, leaving the former piace at2 p.m..

P. G. Buford has bought the MiltonShearer place in Washington county, con-

taining 80 acres, 40 acres of il plow land,for 81,200.

The beautiful residence of Mr. Fletchall,situated just across the river from EugeneCity, was entirely consumed by fire lastWednesday.

Jacob Hansen, of S dem, visited the wreckof the Great Republic recently, and took asketch of the same, from which he will painta large picture.

The steamboats City nf Salem and A. A.MeCvtly ran a race of six miles on the upperriver a few days ago, the former gaining butone length in that distance.

Samuel II. Willi ims was arrested in Was-e-

county last week on a charge of commit-ting a murder in Kentucky. The authoritiesdidn't want him bad enough to coma for himand so he was released.

The fort which the people of the Mead-ows in Eastern Oregon were going to build" all so fast," is not a success, as everybodyis over their sare, and the enterprise savorsof hir.l work and considerable expense..

SiIjVerton Railroad. The people ofand vicinity are' very anxious that a

narrow gauge railroad be built from some-where to somewhere so that a market wid beformed at that point and themselves be en-abled to ship their produce to Portland, thecentral market of the North Pacific, Itseems that the recently surveyed route fromSpringfield down to Orenon City is beiirleft severely alone and no definite steps ta-

ken which will effect the desired result.The easiest and most practical tiling the peo-ple of Silverton can do. is to turn their at-

tention to a shorter and easier route, that of

building for themselves a road to Gervais.The distance between those two points is notto exceed nine miles, with very little grad-ing and bridge building to be don ;. Agreat portion of the gra le work would beperformed by contribute 1 days work, as theOfc mpia and Tenino road. Twenty thous-and dollars has been subscribed by the peo-p'- e

of Silverton and vicinity. As muchmore will be subscribed by the people ofGervais and along the line of road, whichwill be within ten thousand dollars of sutli-cie-

money to pay for the entire-road- , roll-

ing stock etc. If Ai Coolege will step for-

ward and commence operations with thecapital already subscribed, the road will be

completed in season to carry away the grow-ing wheat crop. In order to make themovement a success, some one person musttake the lead, and none is better fitted thanAi Coolege. Portland S andard. May 3.

Change of Firm. E. Holgate, Esq., liasbecome associated with Geo. P. Wrenn,

but are clearly of the opinion thatsome relief should be extended to

the suffering educational interests ofthis State.

Bancroft & Co., realizing theworthlessness of their Pacific Coast j

Series, and seeing that a " golden j

opportunity " was about to slip from J

their grasp, have flooded our Statewith a sixteen page pamphlet, enti

tached to ihe beam above the scaf-fold, the fatal drop drawn up to its'proper position and all that wasneeded was the victim. To preventa crowd, the court house doors wereclosed at 12 o'clock and about 75'persons who held tickets of admission'were allowed to enter. In company-wi-

h the officers, Rev. Mr. Chattin'entered the eel) of the doomed Indian1at 1"J:45 and said (speaking the Chi-nook tongue), '"Kat koo-at- , ''on are,,near yourdeat h." He answ erd, "Yes."1Mr. Chattin continued, "You know itis a bad thing to die. Now tell me,were Annie and Och kho not equallyguilty ?" To which he responded'yes." The question was asked Kat-- 'koo at whet her bis people would beangry with the whites for his execu-tion, and whether they- would takerevenge for it. Kat-koo-- answered""no.""


Precisely 53 minutes past 12 o' .,

followed by U. S. MarEsq., in the real eit.ate business in this citv.

tled, "The Pacific Coast Series of

Readers a Full statement by thePublishers," which are addressed toCounty- - Superintendents of schools.Mr. R. C. Corbaley, agent of the pub-

lishers, olaced one of these in oui

hands, last Sabbath. We have had

only time to give the same a cursoryglance.

In this they make a new proposi-tion, and agree to introduce their"new series," which they claim is far

superior to the old, in many respects,

New ad. next week. shal A. W. Waters, Deputy MarshalVV. P. Burns, Sheriff B. L. Noiden,CORRECT. The Monmouth Messenger of

the 2d inst., says: "Carter & Keady, of

Corvaliis, are now ready to do all kinds of

plain and fancy job printing. See their another column.

fura our attention. This is the narrow gauyefrom Oregon City to Springfield. We are in-

formed that arrangments are being perfectedwhereby the promoters of the road will proceed at once ; o build from Oregon City, amicontinue on to Springfield, provided the peo-

ple along the route will subscribe the $2,000a mile which they have been asked for. Upto this time lo0,000 has beenleaving only about 10,000 to be obtained,and it is believed this can be secured with-out difficulty or dela7.

Furthermore, tho parties who have this

The family of W. D. Buxton, on Howe'dPrairie, have been grievously afflicted thepast four weeks, having lost by diphtherialour children. Harriet J. in her fourteenthyear, and Charles W. in his twelfth year,died on the 12th ult. Lillie M. in her tenthyear, and William A. in his sixteenth, diedon the 1 9th and 22d.

Jos Crain, a farmer of Jackson county,started for Beading a few days- - ago with awagon load of produce in compact form. Hetook with him five hundred dozen eygs,packed in grain, and will find a good market

lived his allotted spell and his life

has been one of marked ability andfransrht with good deeds. lie hasbeen ailing for some time past butwas not taken down until one week

ago tc - lay, since which time he hasbeen sinking fast and his weariedsoul took its flight to unknown realmsabove, yesteHay about 11a jr. Hewas surrounded, up to the last mo-

ment, with family and friends and

passed away without a struggle, con-

scious of his surroundings and ap

by making an even exchange to child- -j

enterprise in hand expect to reach the headof the valley within sixteen months, and

Fall Rye. Mr. Win. Hood, of this coun-

ty, has placed upon our table a bunch of ryemeasuring 4 feet and 3 inches in flight. Itwas raise 1 in the hills west of this city, up-

on land which Mr. Hood was informed, soonafter he purchased it, that would not raisewhite beans. This wa3 a fair sample of anentire Held of grain and Mr. H. is satisfiedas to the productive qualities of the hills."Proper cultivation goes a long way towardgood crops.

arrangements are making', with the directorsof tne Central Pacific whereby, when Springfield i3 reached, that company will continuethe road eastwarnly to VVii.uemucca. orfrom Winnemucca westward lyto Springfieldand complete the connection with Portlandbefore 1882. We yesterday saw a recenletter from C. P. Huntington-- , vice presidentof the Central Pacific, wherein he states

Constable M. B. Wallace, and JJev.W. C. Chattin, left the cell, ascended',the steps leading to the scaffold, and'took places ihereoli. As Kat ko at'took his place in the center ot the,'trap he surveyed the bystanders andmade a profound lw. Marshal AI'W. Waters then read the death sen-

tence in paragraphs, which was inter--'pivted to the Indian by Constable M. ,B. Wallace. At the conclusion ofeach paragraph, Kat-ko- it nodded''assent. Mr. Wallace asled him '

whether he had anything to say,which was answered in the negntive.-Mr- .

Waters then drew the black cap"quickly over the murderer's face andadjusted the noose, while Mr. Burns"placed handcuffs on the wrists andIcicklcd a strap around the ankles.From the time Kt"koo-ntJcam- e upon'ih" scaffold until the drop fell, hemaintained a stolid indifference, audnot a quiver ot a muscle was visible.However, he was under excitement,as ids pulse beat 120 when he' left hiscell.

At 12:.rj8, after the noose had beeii-adjuste- d,

air. Chattin advanced, atidoffered the following prayer in theChinook tongue :

"Oil, God ! Thou art the Father otus all. Lowk in oily on this poor

that by the end of next year their force will

me I am not opposed to capitol. Isimply wish to see it invested whereit will do all classes the greatest good.Concentration of capital in placeswhere selfishness predominates, and is

always ready to injure the best in-

terests of the laborer and producer,is not a pleasant sight to look upon,and :he quicker Central Oregon be-

comes independent of that element,the belter. Rialto.

Newport, May 6, 1879.

be free to build the Winnemucca road, provided the people of Oregon have by thattime comp'.eted it as far as Springfield. Ac

Accident to the Sijpbkicb:. The IT. S.

lighthouse tender sSvSriek, whose boats didsuch noble sendee in rescuing the passengersfrom the Grent Republic, had the misfortunelate Frida3- - night to run afoul of a buoy atTongue point, four miles above Astoria, andhad a portion of her starboard wheel, wheel-hous- e

and guard torn away. She was towehere last night by the tug Columbia and willremain uuti. her injuries are repaired.

cordingly supplementary articles or incorporation are to be filed to-da- extending theline to Winnemucca and increasing the cap

parently welcoming the change. Hewas at peace with all mankind andfelt the fullest trust and confidence in

the hereafter, entering the dark valeof death without a shudder, Mr.

Cooke was born in Jefferson county,New York, on the 2(Jlh day of Feb-

ruary, 1810, and came to Oregon in

1851; having married Eliza Vandercook in 1835. They settled in thiscounty,-wher- they have resided eversince. Of his public Iff your readersare already acquainted, he havingserved them as State Treasurer from1862 to 1870. He has filled various

positions of trust and ever provedfaithful and efficient in the disc ha rare

ital stock. This statement is given for the

tor both the eag3 and gr;an. Air. Cramsold two thousand dollars' worth of pro-duce in this way last year.

Fanners and others of Washington coun-

ty have been annoyed all winter by pettythieves, and it is generally believed that anorganized band of robbers exist in that dis-

trict. Three men, BuHock, Parsons andLander? have been arrested on charges oftheft and will be tried at the uext session ofthe circuit court.

F; T. Phillips, near Cornelius, has a forceof Chinamen hoisting grubs and trees, onhis farm. They take out trees three or fourfeet in diameter. William Kane of ForestGrove has had 30 acres of grub land on hisfarm in the northern jyirt of the countygrubbed. Chinamen did the job for 25 peracre, and doubtless the first crop from theland will pay the cost of cleiring.

The Clackamas comity Pomona Grangewill meet at the new haliof Ttvalatin GrangeNo. Ill, on Friday Junj6, 1.879', at lOo'clockA. M. Lectures will be delivered by thefollowing brocherr, : H n. O. F. B:;attie,

ject, "Education Hon. J. T. Apperson,subja ;t. " Stock II ii ling. Br-- e i Is, etc ;" Brn.A. '.'.Steer?, " Bjs Culture," and . shortaddresses from other brothers and sisters.

Major Rinehart, agent of the MalheurIndian reservation, received the followingdispatch from Indian Commissioner Hayt,dated at Washington on 17th ult: "Pro-ceed with farming operations. Requestcommanding officer at Camp MoDermit toturn Indians belonging to your agency over

purpose ot informing the people interefte'1that the undertaking ii still in progress, sothat they 'may know what construction toplace on the flying rumors to the effect thatit was likely to bo abandoned.


ren holding the old ones, by givingnew books in their stead thus mak-

ing the change from old to new, with-

out additional expense to pupils.This seem fair enough, but why wasthis change not proposed, when the

new, or second, alleged, contractwent into operation ? It is a little

peculiar that this school book mono-pl- y

company, from another State,should become so much interested in

the poor children of this Slate, so

suddenly. Of course it would takethousands of dollars to make an ex-

change for the Appleton, or anyother series;" but if we secured a

cheaper and better book, no onewould regret the change.

We have no disposition to doMessrs. Bancroft & Co., or any other

parties injustice. What we haveheretofore written, in the Gazette,has-bee- with reference to the old

Pacific Coast Series we have neverseen the new. We have nothing to

retract, however, regarding the fraud

by which they were palmed upon thedistrict schools of this; State, andtheir inferior quality. If the new

series is air improvement upon theold. as claimed, we have no sort of

objection to their coming in compe-tition with other publishers. Let thisschool book question stand or fall,upon the merits of the books, byfairly and honestly obtained expres-sion of the county superintendents ofthis State, or those having charge ofthe matter, and- - we are content.

No county in this stat3, perhaps, is more

Time Taitle C'Ianged. The LafayetteCourier leams that on and after Monday of

last week a train will leave Sheridan, call-

ing at Perrydale about 5 o'clock A. M. , toarrive at Dton at 8 o'clock A. M. , andthere connect with the O. S. X. Co. 's boat,so that passengers leaving Dallas; Perrydaleand Sheridan in the morning will arrive inPortland from 2 to o'clock r. It., tri-

weekly. Returning, will arrive in Daytonfrom Portland at 4 P. M. ; then take the 4o'clock train for Sheridan and other pointson the roa 1, arriving at the above points inthe evening which will be a great advantageto ad concerned.

prosperous or filling up more rapi.ilv thanBenton, bat our mail facilities have not keptpace with our improvement and progress.The only daily mail that Corvaliis, the

county seat of Benton, enjoys, is- - the one

t- - you, excepting such ot the prisoners arhave been ordered to rorc Vancouver :osconfinement. HANGING 07 THE GH I Li GAT INDIAN FOR

THE MURDER OF T. J. BRGWN.The grass was never better on theside of the Blue mountains than now.

The sheep men are shearing their sheep, noton account of the weather being unusually

between this place and Albany. V e have a

mail to Philomath, King's Val-

ley, and the Yaquina country, but the mai!

south of Corvaliis has been discontinued.Corvaliis is situated upon the extreme east-

ern Verge of the county, so that the north-

ern and southern portions are supplied via

Albany. All the western portion, includingKing's valley and the Alsea country, is sup-

plied via Philomath, and this mail should

have a daily service.

As we remarked, last week, an effort is

being made to increase this service to a dai-

ly. Mr. J. S. Cooper, of Independence,who owns several mail contracts in this

warm, but to doctor the scab, which thesheei caught during the Indian excitement,when they all go; tige-jhe-

r. This breedingof disease among the sheap of Umatill i

c lunty was by far a greater calamity to thesheep industry of the country than a 1 thatwere killed or lost on account of a scarcityof tood.

Hillsboro Independent : The Tualatin plains

state, has been looking after the matter, and

Indian, who is about'to die. Althoughhe had been a wicked man, he has"renounced his sins atid prays forgive-ness."

The ''Amen," the cliek of thetrigger, and a thud were then 'heardalmost simultaneously. Kat-koo--

had stood too close to the edge of thetrap, and as he dropped, Ids bodystruck the side of the' trapway andbounded to the other side. Thebreast heaved for two minutes andthen the body was still. At 1:02 tho "

shoulders were drawn up This wasthe last perceptible movement of the '

body.At 1:024 Dr. Litth field, the attend-- '

nig physician, felt the pulse and ;

pronounced it very feeble.At 1:03 the pulse was barely per- -'

ceptible.At 1:04 the pulse had ceased to

beat, but by auscultation the teeble '

heart beats were counted 80 to theminute.

At 1:06, 58 to the minnte.At 1:09 there was only a slight

murmur. At 12 he was "pronounceddead, but the body was allowed to'hang until 1:18, having hung a littlelonger than 19 minutes.

The fall was about 5$ feet quitesufficient to have dislocated the In-

dian's neck had lie not struck againstthe edge ot the scaffold. An exam-ination was made after Kat-ko- o atwhas dead which disclosed the factthat death had been produced bystrangulation instead of dislocation.-Atj.e- r

life was



Editor Gazette : Several of our citizens,deeming it necessary for the preservation offish, game and singing birds of our state,that some organized action should be takento further this end, have taken the requiredsteps and organized a Sporting Club in thiscity. The purposes of the Club, as laiddo-w- in its constitution, are to protect fish,game and birds, by all leal means ; to

the propagation thereof ; to influ-ence, so far as is practicable, the enactmentof such laws ami ordinances as may beneedful to accomplish the ends in view ; tosee that these laws and ordinances are en-forced, and to generally attend to and guardsuch matter.-- and interests as shall accom-plish these resnlts and secure and perpetuateour game and fish ; thus making our stateattractive to all sportsmen and lovers ofgame. The association has already secureda small, but valuable, library, and it is oneof its purposes to increase the same as fastas xossible by the addition of sum books asgive information on subjects pertainin" tothe interests of the Club. They alao havesubscribed for, anil are receiving weakly-copie- s

of the Forest Stream Rod of the best sporting papers in the UnitedStates ; which, with the books, are open forthe use of the mernbi rs at all times. TheClub is called the M Benton County Sportin"Ciub" and any resident of Benton County"sixteen years of age, may become a member,by receiving a majority of the votes presentat any regular meeting and paying the sumof three dollars, with monthly dues attwenty-fiv- e cents.

The regular meetings of the Club are heldon the second Tuesday of each month, andthe attention of all lovers of "field sports andfishing, and all those who desire to promotethe interests for which the Association isformed is cordially invited. The officers atpresent are T. J. Buford, President; Wal-lace Baldwin. Secretary; Z. Job, Treasurer;and T. J. Buford, Librarian.

Further information will be cheerfullygiven on application to any of the above, orother members of the Club. Farmers willalso bear in mind that this Association hasin view the protection of their interests andinvite3 their hearty Shouldour proceedings prove of interest we shallbe glad to furnish the same for publicationin the Gazette.

One of the Club.Corvaliis, May 7, 1879.

Sheriff Baker of Marion county collectedpo from eleven Chinamen this week byputting them in the jail They also paid

20 costs. They will probably pay the taxnext time without the costs.

if the present contractor, Air. M. M. Crow,does not choose to put on daily stages, Mr.

is to our notion the finest body of agricultu-ral land in the state of Oregon. There ishardly an acre in a quarter section that can-not be cultivated, and it give3 an averageyield of 25 bushels of wheat to the acre.These lands, as well as ' the real estate inCooper would do so. We understand that

of his duties. In his home life, how-

ever, his numerous good qualitieswere more beautifully exemplified.Surrounded by the luxuries of life,he devoted his entire attention andbestowed his warmest affections uponhis fai hl'ul wife, devoted'' daughterand husband, and his grand children,their home being home in the fullest

acceptation of the term. In his dailywalks through life he was looked up-

on as a devoted Christian, and hisdevotion to the Church was some

thing beautiful to contemplate. Hewas oneof the charter members of'Che-fneket- a

Lodge No. lT. O. O. F.; andproved an O. F. in every sense of theword and for 20 long years has 'up-held and advocated the princi-ples of our noble Order. He was,in a word, one of the noblest worksof God a man; and there are nonewho with truthfulness can say aughtagainst his name. Would that wehad more like him in. this world ofours. Peace to his ashes.

His excellency the Governor hasmade the following appointmentssince I wrote you last : Notaries Publie, C. D. Latonrette, Oregon City;Thomas Patterson and C. A. Sweekof Portland; T. B. Odeneal, Albany;Henry Harren, McMinnville ; J. W.Mack, Prairie Gity; James A. YantisEsq. of yonr city.

Articles of incorporation filed: TheChurch of the United. Brethren inChrist of the State of Oregon andTerritory of Washington; incorpora-tors J. W. Harritt, P. 0. Hetzler and

every part of the county, is rapidly grow




Kai-koo-a- t, the Chilicat Indianwho was tried, convicted and sentenc-ed to death in the United States Cir-cuit Court for the murder of ThomasJ. Brown, in Alaska Territory last

January, was hanged yesterday afternoon. United States MarshalWaters performed the unwelcome of-

ficial duty of carrying into executionthe sentence imposed by the court,and vindicated the outraged law.The execution look place in the jail-yar-

the same gallows on whichJames Johnson and Archie Brownsuffered the extreme penalty ot thelaw being used. Notwithstandingthe public was well aware that Kai-koo-- at

was to be hanged there wasvery little excitement felt over theevent and no guards or military com-

panies were ordered out as in thecase of Brown and Johnson. Thestockade which had been erected toshut otlt public view from the ajpalling spectacle,- - did not preventmany from witnessing it who werenot holders rof tickets. Spectatorswere admitted until all the available

ing in value. A eat farm houses are beingbuilt and improvements in fencing, etc., arebeing made every day. Washington countyis, without doubt, the finest agriculturalcounty as a whole, in the state.

A farmer writing froth Soap creek to theRiver Side says : " We are doing our best

Mr. Crow favors the change, and will put on

a daily, provided the change is ordered bythe postoffice department. The following

petition is in circulation, and should, as itdoubtless will, receive the signature of every

pewon residing along the line. These, with

the signatures and sanction of the various

postmasters, will secure the desired change,

we have no doubt. The petition is as fol-

lows :

To the Honorable Postmaster General, Wash-ing'o- n,

D. C:SIR : We the undersigned citizens , and

leal voters, li ing in the vicinity, and tou.? mmlnt.I bv the increase of mail

to put in our spring crop, but owing to thewet weather we are getting along very slow.The farmers of this vicinity put in a largepart ot their land last tall, which will ue agreat advantage to them ; so that I think


Much has been said recently, about

connecting the Union anil CentralPacific railroads with the Columbiariver, and numerous plans suggested.The Evening Telegram, of the 5thi net., has :

"It is authoritatively stated that Mr. H.Thielsen, chiefngiaeer, willatarton Wednes-day next, for Umatilla to make a reconnois-sanc- e

from that point to Fort Hall and Og-de-

witli a view to the selection of a routefor the line to connect with the Union andCentral Pacific Railroads. As the businessin which he is to be engaged in is one ofgreat importance and demands much timeand attention, the report will probably notbe mad 3 public for several weeks. The in-

tention is, however, to make the reconnois-- u

nice with all possible dispatch. During thepresent week a surveyor with an able corpsof assistants will leave Portland for thepurpose of making a survey of route henoeto Celilo, the road to connect with the pro-posed railway from Ogden."

Diphtheria has almost disarpeared fromthe west side counties.

that tne acreage win not be diminished bythe wet spring. The wheat sown last1 falllooks well, and promises to yield as well, orbetter, than common.

Dalles Inland Empire : J. M. Bird is do- -UC ,,,wi".... jfacilities on mail route No. 44,1.32 extending in! more for Wasco county than any otherfrom Corvaliis to .Newport, m Benton coun-,- v

nrannn most resnectfull v. butearnestly, pray that services on said route be

ten men in it, by his experiments in the cul-tivation of grain. He planted rye last win-

ter, of which we have now a specimen, fourfeet five inches in height, there being thirty- - The body was cut down and placed'space inside the enclosure was occuincreased from three times a ween w a uaujr

service. It will be observed by referenceJiarmm nf tho Post Routes in this Wil in a rude coffin. Suosequenuy it watwo stalks from a single grain. He has 260

conveyed to the medical college in

conformity with the order of thecourt, and delivered to the professors

lamette Valley that two main lines, one oneither side of the river, extend north andsouth through the valley, converging into

Thm-- should be at central points

pied, and many curiously disposedpersons clambered up to the top ofthe fence and looked over, or peepedthrough the cracks between theplanks and watched with evident in- -

acres ot hill laud under cultivation in wheat,rye and oats ; and he may justly be styledthe leader of hill cultivation in Wascocounty, which will produce as good grain onthe slopes as any region east of the Cascades. and students ot mat institution.

and proper intervals, cross lints. Bottte