WEEKLY (OBMUS GAZETTE,
Corvallis, April 4, 1879.
atlsrepresentation Fat and
Mr. Editor : A century ago an as
semblage of men convened in Inde
pendencehaIl,Philadelphia, and adopt
ed the declaration of independence, de
claring that " all men" possessed cer
tain ft iualienable rights;" that " gov
ernments derive their just powers
from the consent of the governed,"
and that the objects of government
were " to establish justice,-promote
the general welfare, and to secure the
blessings of liberty." Does the reader
believe that this was the sentiment of
an assemblage of bankers, usurers
and bondholders ? No, there was not
one f that class among the signers
ot the declaration of independence
There were 53 members in that body,
29 of whom were farmers, merchants,
manufacturers and laborers, and 24
belonsrinsr to the lecral profession. A
century later, the house of represen
tatives passed a law to destroy the
people's money and to deprive the
government of all control over the
volume and issue of currency, and to
delegate that vital and important
sovereign function to a corporate mo
nopoly for their own benefit. Does
the reader imagine that a congress of
farnffers, manufacturers and merchants
Would enact a law so suicidal to en
terprise and prosperity? What class,
then; was base enough to enact such
a law? The house of representatives
at that time was composed as follows:
Bankers and bank stockholders 189
Is this a representativegovernment?
Is the will expressed by congress ?
Is that body made up of just and
eaual representatives of all classes ?
Let us see. The men who elected the
above congress are engaged as fol
Agricultural pursuits 5,922,471
Domestic servants 975,743
Ordinary laborers 1,031,666
Trad e and transportation 1,191, 238
Bankers, lawyers and professionals 677, 333
Look at these figures, and ask your
Selves what is a representative gov
ernment ? Is it where the few rule the
the many, the protection of the strong
and the destruction of the weak ? If
this be republican government, give
us something else instead anything
for a change. W. A. Wells.
The Constitutionality of the
Me. SlDiTOii" While the constitu
tionality of the " greenback " is be
ing tested, would it not be well for
General Butler and Mr. Chittenden
to give the national banks a constitu
tional turn ? No one will deny but
bank notes are intended, and in fact
are, a substitute for money. Their
necessity grows out of a deficiency
of money. Congress has authority,
which it derives from the constitution,
to coin money and regulate the value
thereof. If authority exists anywhere
to coin a substitute, it must rest with
that branch of the government au
thorized to coin the principal. The
very fact that congress delegates the
power to banks, and the fact that
banks claim to derive their power
from congress, to issue paper substi
tutes for coin, are admissions that
congress possessed the power, else
how could it confer what it did not
All the powers of congress are de
rived from' the constitution, and if
that instrument confers the power to
coin money substitutes, it is implied
in that clause conferring power to
coin money. Has congress a right to
delegate its control over the coinage
of gold and silver to private corpo
rations ? If not, whence does it derive
its authority to delegate to banking
associations its control over coin sub
stitutes? Congress could not grant
the substitute prerogative to the
banks unless it first possessed it. If
it ever possessed it, it held it as a
trust to exercise for the benefit of
the people as their agent. If it never
possessed the substitute prerogative,
it could not confer it upon banks,
hence they exercise a usurped power.
If congress does possess the preroga
tive, it has no more right to delegate
u tnan it nas to delegate the power
to coin money.- W. A. Wells.
Corvallis, March 23, 1879.
A lecturer says water is the great
Eroducer of gold. A California bar
eeper says that his experience teach
es him that whisky and lemon dis
counts water in producing that pre
eions metal, but climatic influences
may have something to do with the
Brief History of Agriculture.
EXTRACT FROM A SPEECH OF HON.
DAVIS, WEST VIRGINIA.
Artist-tick Trusting the sculptor.
As the Gazette circulates exten
sively among farming -communities,
and as agriculture is the real basis of
national prosperity and advancement,
and its importance, cannot be over
estimated, we think the following
extract from an able speech delivered
by Hon. H. G. Davis," of West Vir
ginia, in the Senate of the United
States, January 14, 1879, will be read
With interest, and therefore give it
space in our columns, ine csenate
having under consideration concur
rent resolution in relation to the ad
vancement of agricultural interests,
Mr. Davis said :
Mr. President; I move to take
up the concurrent resolution offered
by me early in December, in relation
to the advancement of agricultural
The motion was agreed to; and
the Senate proceeded to consider the
following resolution submitted by Mr
Davis, of West Virginia, December
Wherea3 agriculture is the foundation of
nearly all our wealth and it is mainly through
the exportation of its products that we are
paying off our large indebtedness, foreign
and domestic, and have the present lar"e
balance of trade in our favor ; and
Whereas although about one-half of the
people of this country are engaged in agri
cultural pursuits and all other interests are
dependent upon this, our leading and most
important interests, commercial and other
wise, vet but little has been done by the
General Government to promote agriculture,
wlnle other less general ana important in
terests have been largely aided ; Therefore,
HesOlved by the senate, the House of Jieprc-
sentatives concurring, That the committees
on agriculture of the respective Houses be,
and they are hereby, instructed to consider
generally the subject of agriculture, and re
port, by bill or otherwise, what can or ought
to be done by the General Government to
better advance, encourage, and foster agri
cultural interests, and that said committees
shall have the power to send lor persons
Mr. Davis, of West Virginia. Mr.
President, in inviting the attention of
the Senate to this resolution and ask
mg its passage 1 teel tnat there is no
subject of more importance and more
moment to the country, none around
which so many interests cluster and
in which so many center, as Amen
It is a subject so broad, so natural,
so universal, so non partisan, so non
sectional, so far reaching in its effects
and important in its results, that it
should at once command the patient
attention of all, and in its considera
tion parly leeiing and party passion
should have no voice.
The country has been, and is,
weighed down with a heavy national,
State, municipal, and individual debt,
held at home and abroad, the inter
est and principal of which must be
paid ; business has been, and is, de
pressed ; commerce languishes ; con
fidence is destroyed : almost number
less remedies and suggestions have
been proposed to bring relief and
restore prosperity, but, in the pro
longed stagnation, most all have fail
ed and are distrusted.
This resolution is not brought for
ward as a panacea for all our ills and
the only safe road out of our troubles,
but it is claimed that for what has
been done in the past to bring relief,
and for whatever of light and hope
there is ahead ot us, the country is
mainly indebted to agriculture ; and
if anything can be done to stimulate
and better promote this great national
interest, the greatest of all, it will
not only continue largely to aid in
bringing relief and restore prosperi
ty, but remain & lasting and substan
tial beneht to the country in the
IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE.
It is impossible fb'measure, or even
estimate, the importance of agricul
ture to a people. It is the founda
tion upon which civilization and so
ciety rest: the basis and source of
the permanent wealth of a nation.
No people in history have made sub
stantial progress in civilization, the
arts and sciences, and have remained
long prosperous, if they neglected
agriculture. It is the moat universal
of all arts, the parent ot manufactures
and commerce, and the basis of all
other industries, and without which
all others must decay and perish.
In all countries, its rudest begin
nings have marked the first steps in
the emancipation of the people from
barbarism and their approach to civ
ilization and organized society. This
fact is fully established by annually
appropriating and expending large
sums and sending agents to induce
the savage Indian to adopt farming
insteaa or nunting tor a living, and
when successful much has been ac
complished, and the Indian is on the
high road to become a good and use
Adam was the first agriculturist.
We read in Genesis:
And the Lord God took the man, and put
him into the garden of Eden to dress it and
to keep it.
In the earliest times the Egyptians
were devoted to agricultural pursuits,
and Egyptian civilization only took
form and shape after her people
learned to till the soil.
The Israelites were one of the
greatest agricultural nations of an
tiquity; nearly the whole people were
engaged in agriculture ; it constitut
ed the chief source of their wealth.
Nearly every Israelite was a land
owner, and literally sat "under his
own vine and fig tree." Noah wm a
husbandman. Abraham bad flocks.
Job, in addition to owning large
herds and flocks, had five hundred
yoke of oxen, with which he plowed,
fraao was a farmer, and Jacob tend
ed flocks and herds. David was a.
farmer and also a shepherd.
i. ne Greeks, tnongh possessing a
sterile soil, gave great attention to
ROME AND AGRICULTURE.
In the early history of Rome the
people were thoroughly devoted to
agriculture, and were proud of it; it
was their chief source of wealth.
They were a nation of farmers, and
it was during the period they paid
the most attention to agriculture that
they enjoyed the most substantial
progress, prosperity, and success.
The state allotted to each citizen a
certain parcel of land, and he who
was not content to own and till the
land was deemed dangerous to the
state and to society. One could not
hold office unless he was a land-owner
and a cultivator of the soil; and it is
a remarkable fact that the decline of
agriculture, more than anything else,
marks the decay and dissolution of
the Roman Empire. When her peo
ple neglected tilling the soil and
tending their herds, and depended
upon the neighboring provinces for
supplies and food, her glory began to
Cato, distinguished as a general,
statesman, and orator, found lime to
write books upon faiming. Cicero,
the renowned and eloquent orator.
prided himself upon his agricultural
attainments. Ihe agricultural utera
ture of Rome was unsurpassed in its
time, and is only inferior to that of a
few nations to-day.
Cincinnatus was a farmer, and after
having been chief ruler of his country
and one of its great generals, return
ed to his plow. He was called from
thence to save his country a second
time, and, having accomplished h
high purpose, he returned to it again.
In Spain, under the baracens, tol
lowed by the Moors, agriculture
reached a high state of perfection,
which has not been surpassed in more
modern times. The revenue from it
alone amounted to $30,000,000 per
annum more than the combined reve
nue of all the other monarchs of
Europe at that time. During the
dark ages, when the Goths, Vandals,
and other barbarian conquerors over
ran nearly all Europe, agriculture
not only neglected and abandoned
but it sunk into the lowest condition
of contempt. It seemed as if civili
zation had taken its flight and bar
barism was about to claim the world
WHAT AGRICULTURE HAS ACCOM
About the fourteenth century agri
culture revived and the improvement
and elevation of the lower and mid
dle classes began, and, with its ad
vance, has gradually gone on all over
Agriculture started Ji-ngland on
her high road to prosperity and the
commercial supremacy which she has
maintained in the wold for hve hun
Through agriculture a large part of
Holland was reclaimed from the sea,
and it is now the foundation of her
great wealth and prosperity.
The people comprising the great
German Empire, one of the most
powerful of nations and respected all
over the world, are largely devoted
to agriculture and are greatly indebt
ed to it tor their wealth and power.
It has been the glory of France
and the chief occupation of her peo
pie for centuries, and through it
though but a few years ago a con
quered people and compelled to pay a
war indemnity whose figures are
staggering, but which was paid in
less time than any other nation ever
paid so large an amount, to-day her
people are proud, rich, and pros
It is agriculture that gives great
ness to Russia and enables her to
contend for supremacy in European
affairs and carry on her great wars.
Belgium and Switzerland, though
small, owe their prosperity and im
portance largely to agriculture.
Indeed, all history attests the fact
that where a people have devoted
themselves to agricultire thev have
been uniformly prosperous and pro
gressive, while those nations and the
people who have abandoned or even
neglected it have declined.
The majority of all people, in all
times and ages of the world, from
the humblest to the highest, have en
gaged in agriculture. Presidents,
emperors, kings, and nobles have not'
thought it a condescension to be
farmets, but rather an honor and a
credit. The greatest names in our
history have been those who were
practical farmers and devoted to
agriculture. We have been from the
beginning, and must remain, a nation
WHAT WE OWE TO AMERICAN FARMERS
From the time of landing at James
town and Plymouth Rock, the Amer
ican farmers have always constituted
the advance guard and the largest
part of that grand army of progress
and liberty which in its triumphant
march in the face of dangers, trials,
privations, and the crueltv of the
savage has gradually eubdued forests,
crossed rivers, and climbed mountains,
until civilization, society, churches,
schools, and happy homes have been
established from ocean to ocean and
from the lakes to the Gulf.
The American farmers have laid
the foundation of an empire on this
continent, destined, largely through
their efforts, virtues, industry, cour
age, and devotion to free government,
to surpass in substantial glory, grand
eur, wealth, progress, and prosperity
all the nations of this world and the
achievements of all history.
Uur liberties were conquered and
our Constitution made mainly by
farmers, and to them in any and ev
ery great crisis we must look for the
safe-keeping and protection of both.
As a rule the agricultural classes
have always been devoted to liberty,
peace,and good order, and the friends
of established societ y and the enemies
of disorder, wrong, change, violence,
and unjust revolution j they consti
tute the reserve forces of conserva
tism in all governments, particularly
The collection of large populations
in commercial centers, by depleting
the country, has a dangerous tenden
cy. It is in the cities and these great
centers that rings, strikes, frauds,
trades unions, centralization, and con
solidation are born, fostered, and best
flourish, while in the agricultural dis
tricts the tendency is in the opposite
EMINENT MEN AND AGRICULTURE.
Washington, called from his farm
to command the armies of the Revo
lution, having gained our liberties
and started our government in its
grand experiment, against the unani
mous entreaties of his countrymen to
remain in public life, returned to bis
farm in Mount Vernon and superin
tended it until the close of his exem
plary and patriotic life, nearly the
lastactof which was to ride over
and inspect his various fields and give
orders concerning the same.
In a letter to Sir John Sinclair,
Washington said :
I know of no pursuit in which more real
and important service can be rendered to
any country than by improving its agricul
ture and its breed of useful animals.
In his message to Congress he more
than once called attention to the
great importance of agriculture.
General Jackson, in his fourth an
nual message to Congress, (December
1832,) in speaking of agriculture,
The wealth and strength of a country are
its population, and the best part of that
population are the cultivators of the soil. In
dependent farmers are everywhere the basis
of society and the true friends of liberty.
Another great mind has said : " A
virtuous and intelligent farmer has
attained' the highest estate of fallen
Mr. Jefferson, when not attending
to his public duties, spent most of his
time upon his estate at Monticello.
He said that agriculture was the high
est calling of man, the surest road
and safeguard to a nation's prosperity
Mr. Webster, perhaps the great 'St
constitutional lawer this country ever
produced, was fond of agricultural
pursuits, and spent all of his leisure
time at Marshfield, where his great
mind found ample scope and occupa
tion in attending to his farm and
Mr. Clay, that great patriot of the
West, who knew no North, South,
East, or West, spent much of his
time at Ashland, and while there de
voted his great talent to farming; and
when permitted to retire from public
life he returned to his farm.
That able, pure and great man,
Silas Wright, when he retiaed from
public life, went direct to his farm
and gave his personal attention to its
management; and the last work of
his pen was to writt; an agricultural
address, which he did not live to de
liver. It is a proud distinction to ag
riculture in our country that it num
bers among its advocates and follow
ers such names as Washington, Jeff
erson, Adams, Madison, Jackson,
Webster, (Jlay and Wright.
Napoleon the First said that agri
culture was the body and soul of the
empire ; and in ihe height of his glory,
he gave the subject much attention
and encouragement, and established
in France a department of agricul
Dr. Johnson remarks that agricul
ture not only gives riches to a nation,
but the only riches she can call her
Prince Albert, a model farmer, said
that agriculture was the foundation
of the social state.
Gibbon says that agriculture is the
foundation of manufactures, since the
productions of nature are the materi
als of art.
Iam always sorry for a tall man
Sometimes, when I get before an au
dience, and have to stand on my tip
toes to look over the footlights, I wish
1 was a trifle taller than I am. But
this longing is only momentary. It
passes away as soon as I see an unu
sually tall man. You see, a very tall
man is always pursued, haunted by
one unvarying joke. Every short or
ordinary sized man that approaches
him throws back his head, affects to
gaze up into the heavens with a very
painful effort, and asks, " Is'nt it pret
ty cold up where you are?" Just,
watch the next short man you see
meet a tall one and see if this conun
drum doesn't follow the first greeting
Just wratch and see if you do not ask
it yourself. And this must be dread
fully wearing on the tall man. I
have observed that as a rule big men,
tall men, are good natured. It is we
little fellows who have waspish tern
ners. bo the tall man never resents
this venerable ioke by sitting down
on the man who gets it off. He smiles
drearily, and with a weary effort to
appear interested, and tries to look as
though he had never beard it before.
It must be a perfect torture for a tall
man to hear this question fifty times
a day for thirty or forty years. Some
times, when I hear a dozen men ask a
tall man of my acquaintance this
question, in direct succession, and see
him endure so patiently, 1 wisn i was
the Collossus of Rhodes, and a little
man four feet eleven and a half would
come up to me some day when I felt
right good, and stare up at me with
a grin longer than his body and ask
me " If it wasn't pretty cold up there"
and I would hold him up by the neck,
and I would swing my brazen leg un
til I got the motion and impetus of a
walking beam, and then I would kick
the little felbw so high that he could
read the names of the streets on the
street lamps in Uranus, and I would
sarcastically shout after him, " No,
it's red hot " Have tall men no rights
that we, who live eight or ten inches
nearer the earth, are bound to respect?
Burlington , Hauskeye.-
The Hottest Spot on Earth.
One of the hottost regions on the earth is
along the Persian Gulf, where little or no
rain falls. At Bahrin the arid shore has no
fresh water, yet a comparatively numerous
population contrive to live there, thanks to
the copious springs which break forth from
the bottom of the sea. The fresh water is
got by diving. The diver, sitting in his
boat, winds a great goat-skin bag around
his left arm, the hand grasping its mouth ;
then takes in his right hand a heavy stone
to which is attached a strong line and thus
equipped he plunges in and quickly reaches
the bottom. Instantly opening the bag
over the strong jet of fresh water he springs
up the ascending current, at the same time
closing the bag, and is helped aboard. The
stone is then hauled up, and the diver, after
taking breath, plunges again. The source
of the copious submarine springs is thought
to be in the green hills of Osman, some five
or six hundred miles distant.
A gentleman up town invited a friend the
other evening, to go into the nursery and
hear the children say their prayers. They
stopped a moment on the stairs, however,
and when they reached the room the little
prattlers had just sung their evening hymn,
and were trying to drown the kitten in the
wash-bowl. The visitors appeard to be
" What's the matter,
very much depressed.
John ? You look
Has your bank
burst?" "No, but my sweetheart and I
have had a quarrel, and I'm so afraid that
she'll make up with me that I don't know
what to do."
Catholic Church : Services on the 1st and last Sab
bath of each month. Mass commences at 10:30 A. M
Kev. Van Lin, Pastor.
M E Church South : Preach ins: morning- and even
iner. on the 1st. 3rd and 4th Sabbath of each moi th,
at 11 and 7:30 respectively. Sabbath School at 9:30
every Sabbath. Joseph Emekv, Pastor
Evangelical Church : Services at 7 p. m. on the
1st and 3rd Sabbaths and at 11 A. M. and 7 p. M. , on
the 4th Sabbath of each month Sabbath School at
3:30 p. m. Prayer meeting; Wednesday evening of each
week, at 7 p. m. v. o. kantner, rastor.
Presbyterian Church : There will be preaching
morning and evening at 11 and 7 o clock, respect
ively. Sabbath School immediately after the morn
ing service. n. v. juunsing, rastor.
M. E. Church : Services the 2nd and 4th Sabbath
of each moi.th, at 11 A. M. and 7 P. M. Prayer
meeting, Thursday evening at 7. Services at the
Grange Hall, four miles west of Corvallis the 1st and
J ... 1 CU1 n i. ...U ... 11 .
oiu )auuivtua ui ctwu uiuutii, ttb ll a. m.
G. W. Bennett, Pastor.
Episcopal Church : The services for the month of
Oct. will be as follows: Oct. 6th and 20th at 7:30 P.
M., Oct. 13th and 27th at 11 A. M., with Holy Com
Sunday School every Sunday, between the hours
ot 3 ana 4 p. m. kev. l.. Stevens.
g CORVALLIS LODGE No. 14, F. & A. M
VV holds stated Communications on Wednesday
r W on or preceding each tun moon, uretnren
in gooa standing are coraiaiiy invited to attend.
By order of W. M.
BARNUM LODGE No. 7, 1. O.
O. F. , meets on Tuesday even
ing of each week, in their
Hall, in Fisher's Brick, second
story. Members of the Order
in good standing, are invited to attend. By order
oi tisaraj jn. u.
Crystal Lake Cemetery.
Persons desiring to obtain Lots, can obtain all the
necessary mtormatioii, by applying to
F. Holgate, Com.
Grood Books for All."
Works which should be found in every li
brary within the reach ot all readers.
Works to entertain, Instruct and Improve.
Copies will be sent by return post, on receipt
New Physiognomy ; or Signs of Character,
as manifested through Temperament and
JiiXternal r orras, and especially in the JH.U
man Face Divine. With more than One
Thousand Illustrations. By Samuel R.
Wells. 768 pages. Heavy muslin. $6.00,
Hydropathic Enclycopedia ; A System of
Hygiene, embracing Outlines of Anatomy
Physiology of the Human Body ; Preser
vation of Health; Dietetics and Cookery
Theory and Practice of Hygienic Treat
ment ; special .Pathology and ilierapeu
tics, including the Nature, Causes, Symp
toms, and Treatment of all known Dis
eases. By K. T. Trall, M. D. Nearly
Wedlock ; or The Sight Relations of the
Sexes. A Scientific Treatise, disclosing
the Laws of Conjugal Selection, showing
Who May and Who May Not Marry. By
. K. W ells. $1.00.
How to Read, and Hints in Choosing the
Best Books, with a classified list of works
of Biography, History, Criticism, Fine
Arts, Fiction, Poetry, Religion, Science.
Language, etc. By Amelie V. Petitt.
220 page3. 12 mo, muslin. $1.00:
How TO Write, a Manual of Composition
and Letter- Writing. Muslm, 7o cents
How to Talk, a Manual of Conversation
and Debate, with Mistakes in Speaking
Corrected. 7o cents.
How to Behave, a Manual of Republican
etiquette and Guide to Correct Personal
Habits, with rules for Debating Socie
ties. Muslin, 75 cents.
How to Do Business, a Pocket Manual of
Practical Affairs, and a Guide to Success,
with a Collection of Legal Forms. Mus
lin, 75 cents.
Choice of Pursuits ; or What to Do and
Why, and how to Educate each man for
his proper work, describing Seventy-five
trades and r rotessions, and the 1 alents
and Temperaments required. By N. Si
Expression, its Anatomy and Philosophy
With numerous Notes, and upward of 70
How to Paint. Designed for Tradesmen,
Mechanics, Merchants, Farmers, and the
Professional Painter. Plain and Fancy
Painting, Guuding, Graining, Varnishing,
Polishing, Kalsomining, Paper-Hanging,
and Ornamenting, Formulas for Mixing
Paint in Odor Water. By Gardner. 1.00
Combe's Constitution of Man. Consid
ered in relation to External Objects. 1.50
Combe's Lectures on Phrenology. With
an Essay on the Phrenological mode of In-
.- . J TT- i I 1 (31 . .1. T
vesclgamon, ami A xiiaiunuai okclvii. jjy
Andrew Boardman. M. V. $1.50.
How to Read Character. A New Illus
trated Hand-book of Phrenology and
Physiognomy. With 170 Engravings.
How to Raise Fruits. A Guide to the Cul
tivation and Management of Fruit Trees,
and of Grapes and Small Fruits. By
Thomas Gregg. Illustrated. 1.00.
Letters to Women on Midwifery andthe
Diseases of W omen. With General Man
agement of Childbirth, the Nursery, etc.
For Wives and Mothers. 1.50.
Science of Human Life. By Sylvester
Graham. With a copious Index and Bio
graphical Sketch of the Author. 3.00.
Phrenological Journal and Life Illus-
trated. Devoted to Ethmology, Physiolo
gy Phrenology, Physiognomy, Psycology,
Biography, Education, Art, Literature,
with Measures" to Reform, Elevate, and
Improve Mankind Physically, Mental y and
Spiritually. Published monthly, in octa
vo form, at 2.00 a year fn advance, or 20
cents a number. New volumes January
Inclose amount in a Registered Letter or
by a P. O. Order for one or for all the abovi
and address S. R. WELLS & CO., PuK
ers, 737 Broadway, New York. Am
X Q "Z O 2
LIVE LOCAL PAPER,
Has a Large, and Constantly In
creasing circulation, and is one
of the BEST ADVERTISING
MEDIUMS in the State, being
published in the heart of the
$2 50 Per Annum,
INVARIABLY IN" ADVANCE.
Advertisements inserted at Rea
All kinds Plain and Ornamental
Printing executed with neat
ness and dispatch. Justices'
Blanks constantly on hand.
W. 33. dAETER
Proprietor and Publisher,
ANOTHER WONDERFUL CURB
CALIFORNIA ELASTIC TRUSS!
TIC TRUSS COM
PANY, W. J. Horke, Proprie
tor. Dear Sir: I feel that I
owe it to you and to humanity
to write the fact that I have
been SUBSTANTIALLY CUB-
i ui a uaa case oi rupture of
j ,,. a Uy uue ui your incomparable
Trusses, which I mirchased from vnn thrn ,, ..,!,
ago. I cannot describe the suffering, both Dhvsfcallv
and mentally, that I have undergone during that pe
riod; and now I feel like a new being. I have worn
ii UD9C3, iji.'Lu oiL-ei aim elastic, ana nev
er received any permanent relief until I tried yours.
r - j vunv uuv.u.1, ... iv. mi.mn wini wiucn
it can be adjusted, and the ease and perfect freedom
tn tha n . .if .' ,. .i .1 V. 1 ' -" LI -C 1. .
.uv muwviio vi nit? uuuj nun which il can oe worn
without causing any irritation, are its chief merits,
and it is a perfect supporter. I have not had any
sign of a return of a Kupture since the first day I put
it on, and feel that I am PERFECTLY CURED. It is
mvaiuauie, ana tne iact should be known to the
world. You can refer any one to me on the subject
of their merits. I am yours truly,
ALFRED J. BURKE,
Chief Mail Clerk S. F. Daily Evening Post.
San Francisco, July 20, 1878.
ENDORSED BY THE MEDICAL PROFES
SION. ii. . i. 8an Fransco, July 9, 1878.
California Elastic Truss Co:
After practicing medicine many years in this city,'
during which time I have had an extensive experience
in the application of all kinds of Trusses, I can and
do recommend yours as the best in every respect, for
it is as near perfection as modern science can make it.
It has many advantages over the torturing steel-hoop
Trusses, which inflict great injury on the hips and
spine, bringing on other distressing ailments, such as
lumbago, morbid affections of the kidneys and numb
ness in the lower limbs, all of which are avoided by
wearing the California Elastic Truss. It is not only a
perfect retainer, combining ease and comfort, but the
pressure can be changed to any degree. It also re
mains in its proper place at all times, regardless of the
motions of the body, and is worn night and day with
perfect 'ease. It is superior to any of the Elastic
Trusses now in the market, while it combines the
merits of all. 1st It is easily adjusted on and off
with snaps, doing away with straps and buckles.
2d The universal spring between the plate and pad
prevents all irritation, which is a god-send to the suf
ferer. 3d. The pad is adjusted on and off in an in
stant, and can be changed for any other size and form
most suitable to the case. In fact it combines every
quality essential to comfort and durability, and is un
equaled in lightness, elasticity, natural action, and
artistic finish. Many of my patients who are afflicted
with hernia are wearing them, and all shall in the fu
ture, for I think the great ease with which these'
purely scientific appliances are made efficacious, is
truly remarkable. You can refer any parties to me
on the subject of their merits. I remain truly yours,
L. DEXTER LYFORD. M. D.,
Physician ana Surgeon,
600 Sacramento street, San Francisco.
It is constructed on scientific principles and sells on
its own merits. If you want the best truss ever man
factured, don't forget tbe name and number.
Trusses forwarded to all parts of the United States
at our expense, on receipt of price.
Send for Illustrated Catalogue and Price7
Giving full information and rules for Measuring.
CALIFORNIA ELASTIC TRUSS COMPANY,
720 market Street, S. F.
C O N8UMPTI 0 1ST
ALL SUFFERERS FROM THIS DISEASE THAT
are anxious to be cured should try Dr. Kissncr's'
Celebrated Consumptive Powders. These Powders
are the only preparation known that will cure Con
sumption and all diseases of the Throat and Lungs
indeed, so strong is our faith in them, and also to con
vince you that they are no humbug, we will send to'
any sufferer, by mail, po3t-paid, a free Trial Box.
We don't want your money until you are perfectly
satisfied of their curative powers. If your life i.
worth saving, don't delay in giving these Powders a
trial, as they will surely cure you.
Price for large box, $3.00, sent to any part of tbe
United States or Canada, by mail, on receipt of price.
Address, ASH & ROBBIKS,
15:8yl. 360 Fulton street, Brooklyn, N. Y
A A a week in your own town. 85 Outfit free,'
VLk No risk. Reader, if ynu want a business
WWW at which persons of either sex ean make.
great pay all the time thev work, write for
particulars to H. Hallett & Co., Portland, Maine.
THE MOST POPULAR SCIENTIFIC PAPER
IN THE WORLD.
Only $3.20 a ear, including Postage,
Weekly. 52 Numbers a year.
4,000 book pages.
The Scientific American is a large First-Class'
Weekly Newspaper of Sixteen Pages, printed in the
most beautiful style, profusely illmslratefT
with uplendid engravings, representing the
Newest Inventions and the most Recent Advan.es in
the Arts and Sciences; including New and Interesting
Facts in Agriculture, Horticulture, the Home, Health,
Medical Progress, Social Science, Natural History,
Geology, Astronomy. The most valuable practical
papers, by eminent writers in all departments of Sci
ence, will be foundjhe Scientific American;
Terms, $3.20 peMHr, UK half year, which in
cludes postage. DisWBht to Agents. Single copies,
ten cents. Sold by all Newsdealers. Remit by postaF
order to MUNN & CO., Publishers, 27 Park Row, New
RITFUTC In connection with the SCIEN
rAitmOi TIFIC AMERICAN, Messrs
Munn & Co. are Solicitors of American and Foreign
Patents, have had 34 years' experience, and now have
the largest establishment in the world. Patents are.
obtained on the best terms. A special notice is made
in the Scientific Auiericn of all Inventions
patented through this Agency, with the name and res
idence of the Patentee. By the immense circulation
thus given, public attention is directed to the merit,
of the new patent, and sales or introduction often
easily effected. .
Any person who has made a new discovery on in-,
vention.can ascertain, free of charge, whether a pat
ent can be obtained, by writing to the undersigned..
We also send free our Hand Book about the Patent
Laws Patents, Caveats, Trade-Marks, their costs, and
how procured, with hints for procuring advances onr.
inventions. Address for the paper, or concerning
Patents, MUNN &. CO., 37 Park Row, New York.
Branch Office, Cor. F & 7th Sts., Washington, D. C.
MAW STREET, CORVALLIS, ORECOJf.
SOL. KING,, - - Proprietor.-
. - r -
OWNING BOTH BARNS I AM I'KfcjfAKi'.w TV
offer suoerior accommodatichs in the Livery line.
Always ready for a drive,
At Low Rates.
My Stable, are first-class in every respect, and com-)
petent and obliging hostlers always ready to serve
REASONABLE CHARGES FOR HIRE.
Particular Attention Paid to Boarding
ELEGANT HEARSE, CARRIAGES AND HACKS
CorvalllB, Jan. 3, 1879.
xml | txt