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CORVALLIS, OREGON, NOVEMBER 2, 1883.
Secret Anti-Polygamy Organization.
Chicago, Oct. 29. -A secret meeting was
held at Cleveland last night to organize an
antifc Cgamy association fund. Ten
tho'and dollars were subscribed. The
new organization is composed of well known
citizens. The chairman said, in calling the
meeting to order, that foreign converts are
constantly arriving in New York on their
way to Utah, .while .missionaries are active
ly engaged in the south in winning over ig
norant men and women to their cause.
After years of eloquence and eventful sac
rifice of human blood, slavery was abolished
and the nation purified of the deepest stain.
But the work of perfection is not over,
however, and polygamy .should go the way
of slavery, even if war is necessary to ac
complish that end. One of the speakers
.who was instrumental in calling the meet
ing said his plan was to organize in Cleve.
land a society to be called "The national
league for the suppression of polygatfly."
After a thorough organization had been
accomplished, societies should be formed
in every city and town in the state. Then
other states could be visited and leagues
established there. In the opinion of the
speaker it would require but a short time
in which to become thoroughly established,
for the country was ripe for the . agitation,
and every town outside of Utah would
probably take hold of the matter as soo& as
presented. A committee of six was ap
pointed to draft a constitution, and an
other meeting will be held this week, when
a permanent organization will be effected
and steps at tinee taken to form leagues
throughout Ohio. The members are among
the leading citizens of Cleveland.
JSfnr York, Oct. 29. Tribune's financial
report : "Movements during October were
light of flour and wheat, and only fair of
corn and provisions. Europe does not yet
want our grain at ruling prices. The stock
of wheat, both abroad and at home, con
tinues to accumulate. It is possible and
probable that simulations in the grain
market may witness just such movemeuts
.as that which recently occurred in the
stock market, and based on the oversold
condition of the markets.
Chicago, Oct. 'J. General P. H. Sber
idan left for Washington to-night, for the
purpose of assuming the rank of general of
the armies of the United States, as the suc
cessor of General VV. T. Sherman, retired.
He was accompanied by Colonel Volkenar
and Colonel Gregory, who will continue as
.his personal staff in the positions which
.they occjpied here while General Sheridan
was in command of the department of the
Missouri. The other members of his mili
tary staff remain at Chicago. During the
years of his residence here General Sheridan,
.has made many warm friends, both as a.
soldier and as a citizen, and many of these
.accompanied him to the depot to bid him
godspeed on his journey. General Schofield
who succeeds General Sheridan in com
jnand of the department of the Missouri, is
.expected here to-morrow. He will bring, as
his personal staff, tColoneJ Wherry and
Lieutenant Schofield. his brother.
Tammany vs Irving.
New York, Oct. 39. Tammany hall has
presented to the mayor the case of Police
Commissioner Matthews, who, in a speech
in a public hall, said that himself and two
other commissioners would use their influ
ence to secure the election of the Irving
The Mormon Problem.
Washington, Oct. 30. Delegate :Sing
heiser of Idaho arrived here this morning
and will not return borne until after the ad
journment of congress. He reports that
Idaho is rapidly increasing in wealth and
population. The perplexing problem at
present in Idaho is that of Mormooism.
three counties of the territory are under
their dominion each year shows the evil
increasing. The people east had no idea of
the power of this sect, and fftim observation
he felt sure that, if needed they could mus
ter 100,000 armed and fully equipped
fanatics eager to fight for their faith. One
remedy against the increase cf Mormons
wonld be to disfranchise them, and, if this
failed harsh measures should be resorted to
(CorkhUS's War upon the Pension Fraud
Washington, Oct. 27. The Star pub
lishes an interview with United States Dis
trict Attorney Corkhill in regard to the in
vestigation now making by that officer into
the fraudulent operation of pension attor
neys. The district attorney says a large
number of attorneys have engaged in fraud
tilent practice, and he has received hundreds
of letters since the publication of his com
munication to Secretary Teller, containing
specific complaints of attempted frauds on
the part of firms in the pension business in
hia city. He estimated that soldiers and
their relatives have been defrauded of $1,
000,000 through fraudulent practices of
these attorneys, and the attention of the
grand jury. Colonel Corkhill renews his
request to all soldiers or others having
copies of deceptive circulars from agents in
this city, or knowledge of any fraudulent
information upon the subject, to communi
cate with him, in order that h6 may bring
the guilty to justice.
Chinese Government Aiding
Against the Restriction Law.
San Francisco, Oct. 24. Additional in
stances of frauds perpetrated by Chinese
government officers to evade the restriction
act have been brought to light to-day.
The steamer Rio Janeiro, which arrived on
the 13th, brought seventy-seven Chinamen
holding "traders' " certificates issued them
by the Chinese government, which, under
the treaty, entitled them to land in the
United States. In a majority of cases it
was evident that the holders of these cer
tificates were nothing but common laborers;
but the customs inspectors said that they
were bound to recognize the Chinese gov
ernment. certificates; so, with tke exception
of five, all came ashore. The City of Tokio
arrived yesterday, bringing 111 more Chi
namen, all holding similar Chinese gov
ernment "trader" certificates. They are
questioned as their occupation before being
landed, but so long as they stick to the as
sertion that they are traders, the authori
ties have no help for it but to let them
laud, By their answers it is apparent that
mjst of them have been coached as to what
they must reply. Occasionally, as in the
case of two actors to-day, they let slip
something which condemns then;.. Among
to-day's arrivals are two boys 8 years of
age, holding "students'" certificates. They
could not remember the name of the col
lege they purposed attending. Women,
claimed by (resident Chinese as their
"wives," are also among the arrivals.
Union Pacific Asent at Portland.
San Francisco, Oct. 28. The appoints
ment of an agent of the Union Pacific at
Portland, whose principal business, under
the existing order of things, will be to act
in concert with the Central and Southern
Pacific as against the Northern Pacific, and
generally to look out for business pending
the completion of the Oregon Short Line,
will shortly be followed by other roads
having connection at Omaha. A spirited
correspondence is now going on between
the agents in this city of such roads that
lack representation at Portland, with a
riew of making changes in the programme
aow in force governing the cutting of rates.
It is quite probable that in the next thirty
days northern railroad agencies, will re
ceive at least two additions, and it is even
hinted that one of the offices established
about three months ago is to receive an
S egatjaCtig for Coal Lands.
It is reported that a number of parties
here are negotiating for the transfer of a
large tract of land near Seattle, which will
be worked for coal deposits. A gentleman
whose name is associated with the scheme
refused to speak of the matter this evening,
as it was not in a. shape to warrant discus
sion. It is understood, however, that the
object of the purchase is to bring coal to
this market for their own use and for the
trade, and that should the sale be made a
small collier, capable of carrying about 700
tons, will be built in the east for them.
Yellow Fever in Mexico.
The quarantine officer yesterday received
official notice from the authorities at Mazat
tan that t&e vellow fever had entirely
ceased there, and clean bills of health
would be issued from date. The officer,
from private sources, learns that the fever
has broken out violently in San Bias.
Fires at Bait Lake.
Salt Lake, Oct. 28. At an early hour
this morning the Salt Lake skating pavilion
was discovered to be on tiro, and was en
tirely consumed. It was a new building
and had only been occupied a month. Loss
$10,000; insurance, $3000. It is supposed
to be the work of an incendiary. At noon
to-day a fire broke out in the stables of the
Railroad Exchange hotel, consuming the
barn, horses and two bears. It then ex
tended to the hotel, which was destroyed
with nearly all its furniture. One of the
boarders lost 10,000 in government bonds.
Loss on hotel and furniture, $10,000, in
Robertson's Yellow Fever story Contra
San Francisco, Oct. 27. J. P. Drifresne
engaged in mining in Mexico for the - past
twenty years, was a fellow passenger with
Jo. Robertson from Mazatlan, and flatly
denies the statement of Robertson in re
gard to the ravages of yellow fever at
The steamer Dakota will be laid off dur
ing the winter, and Captain Charles John
son will start east within a few days to
bring out the Pacific Coast Steamship Com
pany's new steamer San Diego. The new
vessel will run between this port and San
Diego. Besides the laying up of the Da
kota, steamers for Victoria, after the 10th
of November, will sail every eight days,
and those to Portland every Wednesday
Sugar Commission Kake a Mistake.
The Hawaiian sugar commission is cred
ited with having stated that the sugar
producing industry of the islands was
mainly in the hands of Germans or Eaglish
or Hawaiians. The Honolulu press, in an
swering this statement, shows that at a
total number of seventy plantations, valued
at about sixteen millions, the Americans
own fifty, valued at oyer ten, millions.
Earthquake (at Bermuda.
Hamilton, Oct. 28. A sharp shock of
earthquake occurred the afternoon of the
20th. Oscillation continued fully twenty
seconds. The shock was felt throughout
Bermuda. The damage was slight.
Earthquake in Asia.
Smyrna, Oct. 28. Another shock of
earthquake was experienced to-day, dam
aging the wall surrounding the town, the
auueduct and the mosque. At Vouvla 16'9
persons were seriously and 61 slightly in
jured. Sixty-nine are in the hospital.
Cholera in Egypt.
Alexandria, Oct. 28. Deaths from
cholera are averaging eight to ten daily.
The total deaths are chiefly among Euro
peans. Jfrivate advice announce that seven
cases have appeared in the iuterior.
Twelve died last Saturday from cholera.
Paris, Oct. 28. Le Temps says: "It is
rumored that King Louis of Portugal, be
ing weary of liberal agitation in his king
dom, thinks of abdicating."
Another Canal Wanted.
London, Oct. 28. The secretary of the
Steamship Owners' Association has writtpn
a letter to Earl Granville, British foreign
secretary, urging that fresh action be tak en
with the concurrence of the association,
looking to the cutting of a second canal
across the isthmus of Suez.
CHOLERA IN EGYPT AGAIN.
Alexandria, Oct. 27. The reappear
ance of cholera causes a panic of passen
gers from European ports, many of whom
returned without landing.
London, Oct. 27. The cholera has re
appeared at Cairo. Since this second vis
itation at Alexandria twenty-five cases
have been reported. , I
Large Fire in West Indies.
Philadelphia, Oct, 27. Advices by the
steamship D. 3. Foley, from Jamaica, state
that Port Antonio was almsst entirely de
stroyed by fire on October 18. The fire
began in the dry goods store of Southerland
& Co., and was caused by the careless
handling of a lamp. The adjoining store of
DeCosta & Co. and the Touland hotel and
Metropolitan house, with a uumber of res
idences and storage and warehouses for
fruit, were burned. The residence of the
American consul escaped total destruction.
The loss is over $-1,000,000.
PENSION AGENTS CROOKEDNESS.
Wasiuncton, Oct. 2S. A large number
of complaints of wrongdoing on the part of
pension agents came to District Attorney
Corkhill yesterday in the mail. Every
section of the country was represented. In
many of the more important cases the num
ber of claims filed in the pension office were
not given, and it is, therefore, impossible
to complete the cases from the files. Colo
nel Corkhill says, in sending him informa
tion, it is very important to give the pen
sion office the numbers of the claims.
Washington, Oct. 27. Condition of the
treasury to-day : Gold coin and bullion,
$208,741,679; silver dollars and bullion,
120,746,674. fractional silver coin, 26,-
678,775.; United States notes, S53,133,2S5.
Total 5409,300,413. Certificates out
standing : Gold, 52,019,080; silver, 85,-
061,2714 currency, 12,295,000,
FEMALE PENSION ATTORNEY SUSPENDED.
Washington, Oct. 27. Upon the report
of the commissioner of pensions, the sec
retary of the interior to-day suspended
from practice before the interior department
Belva A. Lockwood, a female peasion at
torney of this city.
Washington, Cot. 27. The attorney
general has rendered an opinion in regard
to the effect of the clause in the new tariff
law, which provides that there shall be no
allowance for breakage, leakage or damage
on wines, liquors, coraiais or uisuiieu
spirits. He hold that the provision does
not require an assignment duty upon a
greater quantity than is actually imported,
as shown in the returns of the proper
The Presidnt's Thanksgiving Proclamation.
Washington, Oct. 27. The president
has issued the following thanksgiving proc
lamation: "In furtherance of a custom to
this people, at the closing of each year, to
engage on a day set apart for that purpose,
in a special festival of praise to the giver of
all, I, Chester A. Arthur, president of the
United States, do hereby designate Thurs
day, the 29th of November, as a ' day of
national thanksgiving. The year which is
drawing to a close has been replete with
evidences of divine goodness. The preva
lence of health, fullness of harvests, sta
bility of peace and order, growth of frater
nal feelings, spread of intelligence, civil and
relittous liberty all these and countless
other blessings, are cases for reverent re
joicing. I do, therefore, rcommend that on
the day above mentioned the people rest
from their accustomed labors, and meeting
in their several places of worship, express
their devout gratitude to God, that he hath
dealt so bountifully with this nation, and
praying that his grace and favor abide with
ANOTHER PACIFIC EGAB.
San Francisco, Oct. 30. Articles of in
corporation of the United States Central
railroad with a capital of 75,000,000, were
filed to-day in Denver. The head business
offices will be in this city. "This road will
be, when completed," said chief engineer
Colonel Lyman Bridges to an Associated
Press representative, "the most important
event the people of California since the Cen
tral Pacific was opened."
The road will be standard gauge, and will
run from San Francisco to Denver via Santa
Cruz, crossing the Southern Pacific at
Minturu. It will run through the foot-hills
of Fresno ind Mariposa to the big trees and
the Yosemite. It will cross in the Sierras
at the headwaters of the San Joaquin river,
tapping on the eastern slope, Candelari,
Bellville, Benton, Aurora and other mining
camps, going over to Columbus, Borax
Meadows and Crystal Springs, Nevada.
From the latter place a branch line will be
run south to a junction with the Atlantic
and Pacific road. Continuing on from
Crystal Springs the main line will go to
Iron Springs, Utah, from where a second
terminus of the of the Utah Central, making
connection with the Union Pacific. From
Milford the road runs in n earsterly ier-cad
tion, via Hall's valley and Morrison to Den
ver. It is already located 800 miles east
from San Francisco, and 200 west from Den
ver, and will, when completed, be the
shortest and over the easiest grades between
the two cities.
The terminus in this city will be on the
North beach, and should there be nothing
to prevent an entrance t ) the city, it is ex
pected that this nvw road will prove a for
midable oompetitor to the Central Pacific.
If the city authorities refuse to give the
company a franchise, they are prepared to
purchase a right of way, the determination
being to avoid, if at all possible, the neces
sity of crossing the bay. It is proposed to
commence work at both ends and push the
construction ar rapidly as men and money
can do it.
Yellow Fever at Havana.
Havana, Oct. 27. There were twenty
yellow fever deaths here the past week .
Cyclone in Indiana.
Indianapolis, Oct. 29. A cyclone struck
the west side of Columbus, lud. , between
1 and 2 o'clock this morning, unroofing a
tannery and a four-story mill. It also
knocked the corner off the railway1 depot
and partly demolished another building.
E. N. Clark, chief of the revenue marine
service, has just received from the govern
ment printing office the first copies ot a
beautifully illustrated quarto volume de
voted to the scientific results of the Arctic
cruise of the revenue cutter Corwin, under
Captain Hooper last summer.
Published every Friday Morning
BY M. S. WOODCOCK.
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Per Year 2 50
Six Months 1 50
Three Months 1 00
Single Copies 10c
Per Year (when cot paid in advonce) 3 00
All notices and advertisements intended for pub
ation should be handed in by noon on Wednesdays.
Rates of advertising made known en application..
M. S. WOODCOCK,
A.ttornev - at - Law,
c'orvallis, - - Oregon.
-A-ttorney at Law,
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
CORVALLIS, - OREGON.
Office with F If. Johnston. 20-44tf
J. B. Lee, M D. G. R. Farra, M. i).
LEE & FARRA,
Corvallis, - - Oregon.
T. V 8. EWIBREE, M. D.,
IPliysiexn. & Surseoia.
Office 2 doors south of H. E. Harris' Store,
Corvallis, - - Oregon.
Residence on the southwest corner of block, north
Mid west of the Methodist church.
CALL ON E. KOWE,
FOR THE BEST
Spring Bed Bottom in the Market
for onl y 7.
Also agent for the Medical
GENERAL AGENT FOR
STEINWA Y & SON AND KRANICH & BACH
Pianos. Tuning and repairing of Pianos
and Organs a specialty.
131 Fourth Street, n-A f-n
f EAR ALDER, (20-23mG) A UI LlCtilU, Ji a
Real Estate AgencyJ
,a f fft fr fin na n ra mi ram ram
uj a-Ajiiiitaiaui lifting iaiisa
Real Estate Agents, will buy, sell, or
lease farms or farm property on
Having made arrangements for co-opera
tion with agents in Portland, and being ful
ly acquainted with real property in Benton
county, we feel assured of giving entire sat-
ipatronage.au who may tavor us with their
O. A. Waggoner,
20-fJyl T. J. Bitford,
E. H. TAYLOR,
The oldest established Dentist and
the best outfit in Corvallis.
F. J. ROWLAND,
Blacksmith & Wagonmaker,
Mr. Rowland is prepared to do all kinds of Wgon
making, repairing and b locksmith ing to order. Jle
uses the best of material every time and warrants
his work. 19-32-lyr
AH persons indebted to the undersigned, either
by note or mortgage will please come lorward and
settle, as merchants seem to be holding the receipts
for wheat while 1 am holding the sacks.
42. wks 4 JAMES HAYES.
NjDTiCE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at Roseburg, Oregon.
October IS. 1883.
Notice is hereby given that the following named
eettler has filed notice of his intention to make final
proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will
be made before the judge or clerk of Bentou county
Oregon, at Corvallis, on
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1883.
viz : Leonard JF. Cummings Homestead No. 344
for the S. E. qr of N. E. qr, Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Sec.
10, Town 15, S. of Range 12 West of WH. Mer.
He names the following witnesses to prove his
continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said
land, viz: Austin Howell, Frank Seaman, of Wald-
pcrt, Oregon A. R. Buttolph and Wm. Palmer of
45-w5 WM. F. BENJAMIN, Register.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at'Oregon City, Oregon )
.Oct. 0. 1883. )
Notice is hereby given that the following named
settler has filed notice of his intention to make find
proof in support of his claim, and that said proof
will be made before the County Clerk ol Benton
County, at Corvallis, Oregon, on
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1883,
viz: David Wood, Homestead Entry No. 3235 for N.
E. qr of S. W. qr, and N. W. qr of S. E. qr and Addi
tional Homestead entry No. 4388, for S. W. qr of S.
E. qr and S. E. qr of S. VV. qr, all in Sec. 6, T. 12, S
R. 6, W.
He names the following witnesses to prove h
continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said
land, viz: B. F. Ziuk, John Zink, J. F. Wood, and
Owen Wood, all of Philomath, Baaton county, Ore
gon. 42-w5 L. T. BARIN, Register.
W. C. Crawford,
J E W EL E R .
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A LARGE
assortment of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, etc.
A!! kinds of repairing done on short noticd, and ali
work warranted. I8:33-yl
Eeal Estate Agency.
have some very desirable property on the Bay for
ale in lots from 10 to 237 acres. Some of this is
ear the O. P. R. R. terminus. Persons wishing to
invest will do well to call on me when prices are rea
Sfnable. Address with stamps to pre pay postage.
R. A. Be.vsell
ewport, Benton County Or.,
F. J. Hendrichson,
Boot and Shoe Maker,
I alwavs keep on hand superior ma
terial and warrant my work. I ask an examination
of my goods before purchasing elsewhere.
lM-viz-lyr r . j. tienuncnson.
CANAN & GIBLIN, PROPRIETORS.
THE OCCIDENTAL is a new building,
newly furnished, and is first class in all its
Stages leave the hotel for Albany and Yaquina Bay
jaonuaj's, Heaneso.aysa.ua rrmavs.
Large Sample Boom on First Floor for
Commercial Tien. 19-35 ly
I L . E. HARRIS.
One Door South of Graham & Hamilton's,
CORVALLIS, - - OREGON.
All work kept in repair free of charge and satisfao
on guaranteed. Teeth extracted without pain by
he use of Nitrous Oxide Gas.
5TRooms up-stairs over Jacobs & Neugass new
Brick Store. Corvallis, Oregon. 19:27yt
lOOO Jfen and Boys
J. W. HANSON'S.
CLOTHING AM TAILORING EMPORIUM
To fit them out in the latest style of ready
made Clothing. Also the finest lot of
Pants Patterns and Suitings
Ever brought to Corvallis.
Call and. Examine Goods.
No trouble to show goods.
Two doors South of Post Office,
CORVALLIS, - - - . OREGON.
Com .'His, June 24, 1S82. 19-lflyl
W. H. LESH.
W. P. KEADV.
Farmers' Ferry goajj
on the road above the grist
mill is now in perfect order and will cross
Teams, Vehicles, Passengers
AT HALF THE USUAL PRICE.
n i u
READY & LESH,
Real Estate Aprils, Corvallis, Or,
Good Farms, Stock Kanches
and City Property for sale on easy terms.
LOANS NEGOTIATED AND
Office over Jacobs I Neugass' Store
KELSAY & HOLGATE,
Attorneys - at - Law.
Col. Kelsay and myself have formed a copartner
ship in the practice of the law. The Col's ex
perience at the Bar and on the Bench and his studious
habits is a sure guarantee that all business intrusted
to us in the line of suits or actions in Court will be
well attended to. 1
I will continue other business and give prompt
attention to the same as heretofore. Sunh as Collect
ing. Being a Notary Public will attend to convey
ancing in all its branches, Deeds, Mortgages, Keal
and Chattel, Leases, Bleases, Powers of attorney,
Contracts, &c. &c. Buy sell and lease Keal Estate
both farms and town property, collect rents, ne
gotiate loans, search and examine titles, and a gen
eral agncy business.
Are now in brick building and have fire proof safe
for the safe keeping of nows aud othtr valuable
panor. loff fnr fol l(r-t.ion &c. .
Office in Burnett's new brick, first door at bead of
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