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CORVALLIS, OREGON, NOVEMBER 16, 1883.
Business In the United States.
New Yoke, Nov. 11. General trade not
only continues slow, but there appears to
be, to a large extent, an unprofitable
shrinkage :n values, and failures in unex
pected quarters have created a caution that
has been carried to tne verge of timidity.
The consequence is that merchants refrain
from buying, except for actual requirements,
and to complicate and make matters worse
those who hold accommodations refuse to
discount mercantile paper not believed to
be of the highest grade. The volume of
money was never larger, and prices are, as
.a rule, upon a safe basis, when measured
by the cost of production. Yet so wide
spread is the feeling of distress that trade
id all kinds moves slowly, and of specula
tion there is very little. The depression of
the iron market continues, but producers
are stubbornly resisting a further decline.
The production of iron has been much re
duced in this country, and imports have
Also largely decreased. This, combined
with the decrease of production and impor
tation, is one of the most favorable features
in the future prospects of the trade.
Prohibition Losing Ground.
New York, Nov. 11. Times : Consti
tutional prohibition appears to have en
countered a serious set-back, even in the
.state of Iowa. A careful canvass ' of the
newly elected members of the legislature
shows that few of them are prepared to
sustain the decision of the supreme court on
ratification of the old amendments, and that
a decided majority is opposed to re-submission.
Even prohibition by statute has Lost
ground to an amazing extent, and it is
doubtful if it can be carried in the new leg
islature. This shows a strong drift of pub
lic opinion in that state, which has revealed
to many republicans that there is no safety
in binding the party to this issue, and that
if they were to persist in doing so it would
not be long before the ascendancy of the
party won id be lost, even in that state.
The result of this inquiry is calculated to
cheek the movement everywhere in favor of
prohibition by constitutional amendment,
.and even to give a new aspect to the whole
project of temperance legislation.
Arthur a Candidate lor tin Presidency.
New York, Nov. 11. Post's Washing
ton special : A member of the administra
tion said to-day : "Chester A. Arthur is a
candidate for presidential nomination. I
know it. and I do not know that there is
s&y necessity for keeping quiet about it
amy longer. I think that before long the
party will have no doubt that he is a can
didate. Dull Times.
Chicago, Nov. 12. A Pittsburg tele
gram gives a gloomy report of the outlook
tor rolling mills in that district. Few have
orders enough to keep them bnsy the entire
year, while others find it necessary to shut
down or accumulate stock, which they do
not propose to do in the present state of the
market. Oliver Bros', mill, in Allegheny
City, shut down this morning, and the su
perior Rail mill will stop Tuersday, or be
fore. Men in the establishment do not
know when work will resume. A roller in
the Superior mill said the concern had not
been running more than half time for two
or three mouths, and although different
excuses had been given by the firm, he
knew that a lack of orders was the only
reason for the stoppage. I: is rumored that
two or three other mills will close this
The Jflcaraguan Canal Scheme.
Chicago, Nov. 12. Engineer Menscal,
who is now in Washington, and who has
been conspicious for his connection with the
Nicaragnan .canal enterprise, is preparing an
expedition to Nicaragua, to make some ad
ditional surveys of the route. It seems that
some objections were raised, owing to the
difficult) of improving the harbor at Grey
town, and the uncertainty of whether the
best route for -the canal has been chosen,
has appeared important enough to the pro
jectors of the enterprise to make further in
vestigation, and see if it cannot be removed
in some way. It is understood that Men
seal's party will remain a year or so in
Nicaragua, but will have some results in
time to send back for the information of
the present congress.
Tire at Charleston.
Charleston, S. C, Nov. 12. A fire
broke out this afternoon in Hayne street,
in Witbur's clothing manufactory, spread
ing to the store of Robertson, Taylor & Co.,
wholesale grocers. Both buildings were
gutted Luding's barrel factory, adjoining,
was damaged. The loss is estimated at
$60,000. Eight women and a man and boy
were employed in Wilbur's factory, most
of whom jumped fiom the third story.
Ellen Heron was killed; Susie Bond was
mortally injured; Mary Wolfe was badly
burned, but may recover; Abagall Guy and
- Laora'Green are supposed to have burned
to death in the building, A little boy
named Lightheart jumped and was caught
unhurt. Only eight of the persons named
were on the third story. The fire broke
out under the stairway, cutting off escape.
. As the fire spread rapidly persons on the
second floor escaped with difficulty.
franco Chinese Difficulty.
Paris, Nov. 12. Le Temps says a great
sensation has been caused among the
French colony in Egypt owing to China
having bought arms and cannon, which had
accumulated during the military regime.
Vienna, Nov. 12 The governor of Man
charia has been ordered from Pckin to have
6000 Mogul irregulars realy to embark for
Tonquin at a moment's notice.
Canada's Wheat Crop Short.
Toronto, Nov. 12. The wheat crop of
Canada is believed to be at least 10,000.000
bushels short. The millers are orginizin to
secure the abolition of the duty on imports
of grain from the United States.
Dublin, Nov. 12. Freeman's Journal
published the full text of a circular propos
ing wholesale emigration from Ireland,
which, it is alleged, the government issued.
Though the authorities disavow any con
nection with the paper, Freeman's Journal
declares it is but a continuation of a policy
under which Irish were kidnapped and
transported to the West Indies in the days
of Cromwell, or, as they are packed in coffin
San Antonio, Nov. 13. Colonel Valdez
and Lieut. Ord, of the Mexican army, are
here, it is understood to meet General
Mackenzie, department com.nan.ler, and
effect reciprocity protection of the frontier
by troops of the two governments against
Indians and organized marauders.
Severe ireather in England.
London, Nov. 13. Winter has sudden
ly made its appearance. Great frosts have
set in everywhere throughout England. A
heavy snow storm lias fallen in Dorrst, and
surrounding counties. The dense fog which
still hangs over the Clyde and the Mersey
has stoped t.a lie for more thau twelve hours
Several collisions have occured, but no
loss of life.
Spain on Suffrasa.
Madrid, Nov. 13. To-day the ministers
discused the polijy of the government in
view of the controversy between the organs
of Senor S-igasta and the extreme left, in
regard to a reform constitution and univer
sal suffrage, which the Sagasta organs op
posed. No decision was reached. It is ru
mored the ministers are not in complete ac
cord. CHURCH AND STATE.
Home, Nov. 13. American Catholic bish
ops held their first meeting to-day at the
College of the Propaganda. All the cardi
nals of the Propaganda were present. The
principle question discussed was that of ad
dressing a demand to the government of the
United States that the relations of church
and state be based upon canon law.
insurrection in turkey.
Belgrade, Nov 13 The districts of Er
naKeka and 'Kufa-Kevaz are in .a state of
seige. All available troop, have been sent.
The rebels no longer retreat from the troops
but encounter them in a determined man
ner. Some desperate fighting ha3 occureL
The insurgents hold Alivinatz.
FRENCH IN CHINA.
Hong Kino, Nov. 13. Three thousand
French reinforcements have arrived in An
nam, and will be sent to Hai-Noi immedi
ately. It is expected an advance will be
made on Soutane iu a fortnight.
The Stock Market.
New York, Nov, 12. Governments
strong. The stock market has been re
markably free from rumors or special influ
ences all day, and until a late hour the
general coutse of prices was upward, show
ing a gain over Saturday's prices for nearly
all stocks. But in the last hour there was
a reaction, which left the general market a
fraction lower than Saturday.
Great Pire at Shenandoah.
Shenandoah, Pa., Nov. 12. Fire broke
out at noon in the United States hotel, a
large three story frame building, at the
corner of Main and Center streets. The
wind was blowing a hurricane at the time,
and continued during the afternoon. The
building was soon enveloped in flames,
which communicated to adjoiuing buildings
north of Center street. The flames then
communicated to the block on the opposite
side of the street. At 3 o'clock the fronts
of sixteen blocks were destroyed, including
thg United States hotel, Odd Follows' hall
Academy of Music, Herald office, the Bow
opera house, and the Mining Herald and
Evening News offices. Assistance "was tele
graphed for, which was responded to from
Pottsville, Ashton, Tamaqus, Mahoning
City and other places. Many families are
homeless, havinglost everything. Thejuss
is estimated at between three quarters and
a million dollars. It is impossible to give
the amount of insurance, but it is supposed
to be large.
But few serious accidents happened. A
youug man named George Heuton, on his
way home, attempted to jump on a passing
engine and had both feet taken off. He
Large Purchase of Cattle
Omaha, Nov. 13. A cattle company or
ganized by Alexander H. Swan, of Omaha,
has paid $1,230,000 for cattle, W. A
Paxton received 1700,000.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
Washington, Nov. 12. The November
report of the department of agriculture
gives the local yield per acre in October.
In the final report the condition of corn,
which averaged 78, was interpreted to
mean a product close to 1,600.000,000
bushels, anil the avernge yield jier acre ap
pears as 23.1 bushels, H bushels per acre
lower than the yield of 1882. This gives a
result practically identical with that of
October. On the acreage reported in July,
the exact figures would be 1,577,000.000
bushels. In revision of the season returns,
this result will not be materially changed,
and the product will therefore be about
40,000,000 bushels short of the previous
crop, notwithstanding the increased area.
The potato crop is large amounting to 175,
Washington, Nov. 12. Carlisle of Ken
tucky is in the city. He says there! are
only three candidatas in the field for the
speakership himself, Kandall and Cox
and that Springer of Illinois has withdrawn.
Carlisle says he heard it positively from
Henry Watterson that Kandall has the
backing and influence of Tilden, and that
Wattersou's recent visit to New York was
mainly for the purpose of securing it.
Carlisle further asserts that he is not work
ing with Cox, and that he has enough votes
pledged to elect him on the second or third
CHANGE OF TIME.
Washington, Not. 12. The attorney
general has decided that the proposed
change of standard time in the District of
Columbia cannot be affected except through
RASCALITY WITH INDIANS.
Washington, Nov. 12. Secretary Tel
ler has prepared his report. He has un
dertaken a work never before do.ie, which
is to find out exactly the financial relations
existing between the government and the
various Indian tribes, under the treaties.
It seems that the United States is really a
great rascal, when considered as a person
who, at various times, voluntarily incurred
certain obligations. There has been a per
fect indifference manifested to paying its
debts under the treaties, and it owes in the
vicinity of 5,000,000. There is due and
unpaid.to the Sioux agent, for school pur
poses, under the treaty of 1863, 1,000,000.
By that treaty the United States agreed to
support a school for every thirty Indian
children, which it has not done. This was
a part of the consideration to the Indians
for relinquishing their land, and Mr. Teller
holds that the money it would have cost is
honestly due the nation for school purposes.
Again, there are 25,000 familes who, un
der the treaty, should have received a cow,
a yoke of oxen and $100 worth of tools, be
cause they have settled down as required,
but none of these things have besn given
them, because congress failed to provide
All information necessary to the hon
est discharge of these obligations will be
laid before congress this winter, so that
there will be no excuse for a failure. It is
understood the secretary will make a very
sweeping recommendation for cutting down
to a rational basis all great Indian reserva
tions, .and giving each Indian so much in
severalty. He sees no use in allowing an
Indian two or three square miles of land,
when, on average, they do not cultivate
one-tenth of an acre apiece. He will, es
pecially call attention to the great reserva
tions in Montana, which stand as a bar to
immigration. It is understood, also, that
he will recommend the repeal of the pre
emption act, and make suggestions for rad
ical changes in the timber land laws.
REPORT OF TREASURER WYMAN.
Washington, Nov. 13 The annual re.
port of Wyman, treasurer, shows that the
total net revenue is 398,287,581, a decrease
of 5,237,668. The only increase of receipts
was from the sale of public lands. The con
dition of the treasury, and the causes there
for, are set forth at great length, but the
main points of interest have been published
from time to time. The treasurer recom
mends that appropriation be made to pay
express charges for worn and mutilated
United States money, and for distribution
of fractional silver and minor coins. He
also recommends a discontinuance ef the
three cent pieces, and that the compensa
tion and mileage of members of congress be
made by a disbursing officer instead of the
treasurer. He u rges a restoration of sal
aries in the treasurer's office, reduced in
The new contrivances for saving the
flour gold on the Snake river placers are
working welL Two parties are working
the new system, one of which, composed of
three men, are cleaning up 100 of fine gold
per day, aud the other, though refusing a
statement, are certainly doing as well; Ex.
It is definitely settled that the recently
discovered Cceur d'Alene placers are loca
ted within the boundaries of Shoshone
county, Idaho. All accounts f agree that
the mines are rich aud extensive, but all
equally agree in advising prospectors to stay
away until the winter is over. Ex,
San Francisco, Nov. 12. Since an
agreement was adopted by the agents of
Iowa liues to suspend cutting of rates, num
erous schemes have been employed to de
tect violations. Late this afternoon the
first break was discovered and officially
noted by a notary in the form of an affi
davit covering the points of the case. It is
learned that an immigrant applied at the
agency of the Chicago and Northwestern
railroad and asked for a third-class ticket
to New York, the schedule fare being 71.
W. R. Vice, the clerk, under pretence of
keeping within the rule, offered the immi
grant a ticket at the same rate, offering to
return $2.50. The immigrant thought he
could do better, and called on Clinton Jones
of the Rock Island, and while negotiating
for a ticket, told his adventure with Vice.
Jones and Charles Oberg, the latter of the
Chicago and Altou, grabbed their man and
walked him to a notary and took his affi
davit. They then sold him a ticket over
the Rock Island and forwarded the affida
vit east, where it is expected a heavy pen
alty will be attached.
Battle Between Chinamen.
Sacramento, Nov. 12. A regular
pitched battle between two armed forces of
Chinamen occurred last evening, resulting
in the killing of two and the wounding of
many. The indignation is unbounded that
the city should be outraged by such an open
affront of peace and order.
Surveying a Eoute.
San Francisco, Nov. 13. The South
Pacific Coast Railroad company is engaged
iu surveying a route from their present ter
minus iu Oakland to Berkeley. It is stated
that the object is to make a connection with
the projected California and Colorado railroad.
The Views of Fourteen Bankers.
New York, Nov. 13. The Commercial
Bulletin presents the views of fourteen
leading national bank presidents and cash
iers of this city, respecting what ought to
be the future basis of circulation for nation
al bank notes, in view of the rapid calling
in of 3 per cent, bonds. Banks here are
not buying 4s and 4Js, but are preparing to
contract their own circulation. This is
favored by fair crops this year, and the
contractions not bciug developed until har
vest, no disaster had, as yet, followed. But
bankers and commercial men look with
apprehension to next fall, when a large
amount of money will be again in demand,
and a contingency may arise long before
that period, when the contraction of bank
notes will be a serious injury ti the country.
All of the gentlemen called upon acknowl
edge the magnitude of the subject.
The Danyille Riot-
Chicago, Nov. 13. George Gorham has
written a long letter for publication at
Washington to-day. It is on the subject of
the Danville riot. He has made a special
investigation of this outbreak, and has pre
pared a full report upon the subject of
circulation iu the north. The point of the
letter lies in a charge that the outbreak
was the result of the shotgun policy to kill
the independent movement, just as the re
publican party in the south has been driven
out. Without the terrifying results of the
Danville riot. Gorham believes Mahone
would have carried Virginia.
Speaker of the House
Springfield, 111., Nov. 13. Congress
man Springer denies the assertion of
Carlisle, that he Springer is out of the
race for the speakership of the next house,
and that Carlisle will have the Illinois
delegation. He says he ha3 not spoken to
any of them personally, but he has good
informatiom to the contrary. He will not
begin the canvass till,he gets to Washington.
Ha says newspaper candidates are always
beaten in a canvass.
Lynchburg, Nov. 13 Last night the
greatest demonstration ever witnessed in
Lynchburg was held in celebration of, the
defeat of the Mahone. The whole city was
ablaze. Resolutions were passed guaran
teeing the negroes full justice before the
law in all matters, and deprecating the ex
agerated and partisan reports of the Danville
roit as injurious to the state, aud as the
malicious inventor of Mahone to excuse his
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 13. The American
public health association, attended by per
sons well known in sanitary matters from
every state in the Union, began a session
here this morning. The existence of Texas
fever in cattle, and cholera in swine, as
contagious diseases, was asserted in papers
read before the association.
Prohibition iu Iowa
Chicago, Nov. 13. The Daily Evening
Capitol has a long article on prohibition
prospects in Iowa, in which it assumes that
fifty republican and two greenback votes in
the house are certain to be cast for pro
hibitory laws, and chinks the opposition is
not certain to exceed forty-five out of one
hundred members. This estimate is pro
nounced correct by juany other well in-
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M. S. WOODCOCK,
A-ttornev " at - Law,
Corvallis, - - Oregon.
GEORGE A. BROCK,
Attorney at Law,
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
CORVALLIS, - OREGON.
OiSce with F M. Johnston. 20-l4tf
J. B. Lee, K. D. G. R. Farba, M. D.
Corvallis, - - Oregon.
T, V 8, EMBREE, M. D
Office 2 doors south of H. E. Harri9' Store,
Corvalli-, - - Oregon.
Residence on the southwest corner of block, north
iud west of the Methodist church.
F. J. ROWLAND,
Blacksmith & Wagonmaker,
Mr. Rowland is prepared to do all kinds of wagon
making, repairing and biacksmithing to order. He
uses the best of material every time and warrants
his work. l'J-32-lyr
W. C. Crawford,
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A LAKGE
assortment of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, etc.
All kinds of repairing done on short noticd, and all
work warranted. l8:33-yl
Real Estate Agency.
have so:ne very desirable property on the Bay for
ale in lot3 from 10 to 237 acres. Some of this is
ear the O P. K. R. terminus. Persons wishing to
invest will do well to call on me when prices are rea
socable. Address with stamps to pre pay postage.
. A. EfiNSELL
ewport Benton County Or.,
F. J. Hendrichson,
Boot and Shoe Maker,
I always keep on hand sunerier ma
terial and warrant my work. I ask an examination
of my goods before purchasing elsewhere.
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CANAM St GIBLIN, PROPRIETORS.
THE OCCIDENTAL is a new building,
newly furnished, and is tirst class in all its
Stages leave the hotel for Albany and Yaquina Bay
j.'ju.i , euuesuays ana rnuays.
Large Sample Boom on First Floor for
Commercial Hen. 19-35 ly
LI . E. II ARRIS,
One Door South of Graham & Hamilton's,
CORVALLIS, - - OREGON.
Cora. 'Ilia, June 24, 1882. 19-19yl
W. H. LESH.
W. P. READY,
KEADY & LESH,
Real Estate Agents, Corvallis, Or.
Good Farms, Stock Ranches
and City Property for sale on easy terms.
LOANS NEGOTIATED AND
Office over Jacobs & Neugass' Store
KELSAY & HOLGATE,
Attorneys - at - Law.
Cel. K el say 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.
I will continue other business and give prompt
attention to the same as heretofore. Such as Collect
ing. Being- a Notary Public will attend to convey
ancing in all its branches, Deeds, Mortgages, Real
and Chattel, Leases, Releases, Powers of attorney,
Contracts, &c. &c. Buy sell and lease Real Estate
both farms and town property, collect rents, ne
gotlate loans, search and examine titles, and a gen
eral age ncy business.
Are now in brick building and have fire proof safe
for the safe keeping of nots aud otutr valuable
papers left for collection &c
6. lice in Burnett's new brick, first door at head of
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CALL ON E. KOWE,
FOB THE BEST
Spring Bed Bottom in the Market
for only $7.
Also arent for the Medical
GENERAL AGENT FOR
STEINWAY & SON AND KRANICH & BACH
Pianos. Tuning and repairing of Pianos
and Organs a specialty.
XRAR ALDER, (20-23m6) Portland, Or.
Real Estate AgencyJ
Real Estate Agents, will buy, sell, or
lease farms or farm property on
Having made arrangements for co-operation
with agents in Portland, and being ful
ly acquaiuted with real property in Benton
county, we feel assured of giving entire sat
ipatronage.all who may favor us with their
G. A. Waggoner,
20-fiyl . T. J. Buford,
E. H. TAYLOR,
The oldest established Dentist and
the best outfit in Corvallis.
All work kept in repair free of charge and satisfa
on guaranteed. Teeth extracted without pain by
he use of Nitrous Oxide Gas.
Rooms np-stairs over Jacobs & Nemrass' new
Brick Store. Corvallis, Oregon. lfl:27y
lOOO Men 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
Panls Patterns and Suitings
Ever brought to Corvallis.
Call and Examine G-oods.
No trouble to show goods.
Two doors South of Post Office,
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