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CORVALLIS, OREGON, DECEMBER 14, 1883.
Senator Jones of Nevada-
Chicago, Dec. 9. Senator Jones of Neva
da passed through the city to-day, on his
way to Washington. In an interview he
said he was opposed to the passage of any
law further restricting the coinage of silver.
He also referred to the uucompromising
hostility of Americans and the Pacific coast
to the importation of any more Chinese.
The Business Outlook.
New York, Dec. 9. The dry goods
trade is exceedingly dull, the autumn sea
son being over, and with excessive stocks,
prices are generally in favor of buyers.
There has been little or no improvements in
the iron market, and the outlook is rather
discouraging than otherwise'
Sled During a Seance.
St. Louis, Dec. 9. Quite a startling
event occured at Merchantile Library hall
to-night. James F. Gein aud wife of New
York were giviug a spiritualistic perform
ance, toward tbe close of which Gein
stepped into the ante-room near the stage
to rest after an exhausting cabinet exhibi
tion. When followed two or three minutes
later by his wife he was found dead on
the floor. Examination by physicians pres
ent showed that death was caused by
heart disease. Gein was a Mason in good
standing, and belonged to Pacific lodge,
New York. The remains will be taken
to Chicago for burial after the inquest to
morrow. Boss Tweed rule Continued.
New York, Dec. 9. The Tribune to
day contains an exposition of fr.iu.U in city
contracts, extending over a series of years,
by which the tax-payers of New York have
suffered losses of millions of dollars. The
Tribune ot to-morrow and succeeding days
will contain further details of th's corrupt
system, which has grown to almost incred
New Orleass, D-'cember 10. The
Italian consul called on the mayor yester
day to state that from 10 )) to 1500 labor
ers were in the city and without work, and
liable to commit excesses. He wished to
ascertain from his honor whether anything
could be done in their behalf. They were
brought hither from the north and east,
by railroad companies, at the time of the
recent strike of freight handlers, and, as is
usually the case, when the strike ended and
the old hands returned to work these new
men were of no further use and were
turne 1 adrift. Tiie mayor was im Vole to
suggest any measures for relief.
Clearing Hons Returns.
Bostos, Dec. 10. From the Po-it the fol
lowing table is compiled, from special dis
patches from the managers of twenty-seven
leading clearinghouses in the United States,
which gives total clearances for the week
ending the 8th, with precentages of increase
and decrease, as compared with the corres
ponding week of 1832: Total, $1,128,925.
379; decrease, 11.2. Outside of New York,
$329,218,545; increase 9 6. The exhibit
this week is an nnexpectedly favorable one,
both when compared with last week and
with the corresponding week last year. Th
gain is mostly at leading trade centers, and
while there has been no great improvement
in speculative dealings, it must be ascribed
to a better feeling in the legitimate trades.
Difficulty in China.
New York, Dec. 10. The Herald inter-
Tiewed Dr. A. R, Piatt. American consular
representative at Chee-Choo, China, who
has jaat arrived via San Francisco, who
said: "The news that a Chinese mob has
destroyed a Christian chapel in Canton has
upset me very much, 1 fear we shall have
terrible news from China yet. I left my
wife in a very exposed place. I am racked
with fears for her safety. A mob is likely
to massacre the whole American population
at any moment, for the feeling is very bitter.
I hope war will not be declared between
China and France, for the almost certain
result to foreigners living in Chinese ports
is too fearful to contemplate. I share the
suspicions that Chinese laborers, who go
back to China from America with certificates
of former residence here, sell their certifi
cates to other laborers."
An Appeal for ODonnell.
Chicago, Dec, 10. At a mass meeting
held on the west side to-night a preamble
and resolutions were passed, to the effect
that as Patrick O'Donnell, an ex -soldier' and
citizen of the United States, is under sen
tence oi aeatn tor Killing James Carey, as
from the infamous and violent character of
Carey we believe him to have been the ag
gressor, which fact could have been shown
but ifor the English law, which closed
O'Donaell's mouth, and as there is wide
spread feeling in this country that political
considerations influenced the court and
jury, it was resolved to ask the government
Kf the United States to take such action as
it may properly do, with energy and ear
nestness, to secure from the English gov
eminent such interposition as will prevent
execution of the sentence, which is believed
to be unjust, and that senators and rep
resentatives in congress be urgently asked
to use their best endeavors to secure this
The agricultural reports will not be
ready for publication until to-morrow.
Tariff on Wool.
Washington, Dec. 9. Represenative
Converse ot Ohio proposes a bill, which he
will introduce to-morrow if possible, provid
ing restoration of the duty on clothing
wools, combing wools and carpet and other
similar wools to what they were prior to
the enactment of the present tariff law.
The wool growing industry, he said, is
closely allied to agriculture, and the farm
ing class are interested in the restoration
of the old rates on wool, and this circum
stance will give the bill strength before the
represenatives of the people.
His state was the chief wool pro lacing
state in the country, aud had suffered the
most severely from the reduction made in
the present tariff law. There were in that
state 46,000 wool growers, and their loss on
sales of wools of the last annual clipping
amounted to more than a million dollars.
The first reduction of the tariif on the
wool product has been felt so keenly in
Ohio that both political parties there ha ve
pledged themselves to work for the restor
ation of the old rates.
Washington, Dec.9. Among the roads
affected by bills to be introduced by Judge
Pavson, to fo.ieit lapsed laud grants, are : navigation ;
By Lowry, repealing the limitation of
time for filing claims for pensions; also a
resolution requesting the president to com
municate to the house any correspondence
that has taken place between this govern
ment and Great Britain in reference to the
trial of Patrick O'Donnell, a citizen of the
United States for the alleged murder of
By Anderson, to prevent undue discrim
ination by railroad companies and subject
ing thein to the control of states under cer
taiu circumstances; also to create an agri
cultural commission; also to create a postal
telegraph; also to reduce postage on drop
letters to one cent; also a resolution calling
upon the secretary of the interior for in
formation whether the Union Pacific has
complied with the provisions of the Thur
By Willis, to authorize the withdrawal
from distillery warehouses, without t4, ol
spirits to be used in industrial pursuits; also
to establish a bureau of statistics on labor
By King; to equalize the pay of male and
female employes of the government.
By Dingle, to remove .certain burdens
from the American merchant marine; also
to constitute a bureau of commerce and
also to encourage American
tha Oregon Central, from Portland to Asto
ria, 1,130,000 acros; the Oregon and Califor
nia and th.- California and Oregon, unpat
ented lands, 416,837 acres: and certain
lands cf the Northern Pacific, from Waltula
to Portland 5,501,000 acres. The indica
tions are that to-morrow some thirty bills
will be offered by democratic represena
tives, affecting railroad land grants.
Penalty far f erclng p jljlis lands.
Washington, Dec. 9. Senator Ingalls
will soon introduce a bill providing that
any person who encloses au area of public
lands to which he has no title shall be liable
to a fine of $100 per day for the time such
encloseure is maintained, and that any
person obstructing the passage of another
over or thiough the public domain shall,
for every offense, pay the agrieved party
$500. Also, a bill authorizing the resurvey
of township erroneously surveyed, or in
which monuments marking the boundary
have been obliterated or removed. Also,
a measure providiug for anexation to one of
the Kansas land districts, and for judicial
purposes to the district of Kansas, an uu
surveyed area iying between Kansas aud
Indiau territory and authorizing the com
pletion of its survey.
House Bills in Congress.
Washington, Dec. 10. Dills were in
troduced by Kosecrans to indemnify Cali
fornia for expenses incurred in Indian wars;
also to prevent undue discrimination in
railway transportation; also to incorporate
the Maritime Caual Company of Nicaragua.
By Summer, to fix and establish the
maximum rate for fares on Pacific railways.
It provides that after forty days from the
passage of the act it will be unlawful for
those companies to charge more than three j year
cents per mue tor nrsc-ciass passengers, two
vents for second class and one and a half
for third class.
By Tully, to declare forfeited all un
earned land grants in California.
By Payson, declaring forfeited land
grants of a large number of roads, involving
many millions of acres of land.
By Springer, proposing a constitutional
amendment prohibiting special legislation:
also, to facilitate promotion and retiring
from active service, on one application,
officers ot tne army who served in the re
bellion, and general officers and volunteers.
By Belford, to regulate railroad traffic.
also, to authorize the appointment of a
special commissioner for protecting com
mercial intercourse between the United
States and South and Central America;
also, providing for the deposit of silver
bullion in the treasury, and the issue of
By Walt, to limit the purchase of silver
by the secret iry of the treasurer.
By Clements, to repeal the internal rev
By Henderson, to establish a board of
commissioners of interstate commerce.
By Townsend, to abalish postage on
second-ckss mailable matter, and reduce
the postage on transient newspapers; also
authorizing the president during recess of
congress to prohibit the importation of ar
ticles injurious to public health from coun
tries which, on the same ground, prohibit
the importation of American goods; also,
to place salt for curing meats on the same
footing as that used in curing fish.
By Finnerty, for the construction of four
gun boats and three additional cruisers for
By Cobb, to equalize pensions; also, to
prevent tne secretary of the interior from
issuing patents to lands granted in aid of
the construction of railroads where the
railroads are not completed at the time
fixed by law.
By Hoiman, to limit the disposal of pub
lic lands adapted to agriculture to actual
settlers under the homestead laws.
By Calkins, proposing a constitutional
amendment providing that no state, public
or private corporation, or person, deprive
any citizen of equal protection of tbe law,
nor abridge his rights, privileges or immu
nities, on account of race, color or previous
ondition of servitude.
By Blanchard, to provide when terms of
congressmen begin and end, and when con
gress shall meet. Object of the bill to
cause congress to meet immediately after
the election of membra of a new cougress,
instead cf thirteen months after, and pro
vide two long sessions of each congris,
iustead of one long and one short as now.
By Morse, repealing the act for coinage
of standard silver dollars.
By Whiting, to remove all taxes on the
circulation of national hanking associations,
upon deposit of bonds. It provides that
the amount of circulating notes any na
tional banking association making a deposit
of bonds shall be entitled to receive from
the comptroller of the currency, shall be 95
Washington, Dec. 10. Bills were in
troduced by Hill, providing for coinage aud
a branch mint at Denver.
By Ingalls, to prevent unlawful enclo
sures of puulic lands.
Washington, Dec. 11. The issue of
silver dollars tbe week en le i December 8
was $521,398. Same time last year $1,189
500. Amos Webster, chief clerk of the treasury
department, has tendered his resignation as
adjutant general of the militia of the di; -trict
of Columbia to the secretary of war.
Represenatives in congress from Indiana
held a conference to-night to agree upon
the be3t means of presenting to the nation
al republican committee on Wednesday,
the claims of Indianapolis as the place for
holding the republican convention next
Hong Kong. Dec. 7. Another mob at
Canton destroyed a chapel that was built
at the expense of native Christians. Sol
diers dispersed the mob, and 200 remained
on guard at the ruins.
England and Spain.
London, Dec. 6. The foreign office an
nounces that England and Spain will renew
negotiations for a commercial treaty be
tween the two countries.
Spain and Germany,
Madrid, Dec. 7. A secret agreement
has been concluded between Germany and
Spain against revolutionary eventualities.
This agreement is not aimed against France,
aud only against revolutionary propoganda.
Prisoners In Russia.
London. Dec. 7 - A Paris correspondent
forwards a second letter written in blood by
a nihilist in the fort at St. Petersburg. It
describes harrowing treatment of prisoners.
Prisoners rot away and exhale the odors of
dead bodies before life is extinct. The num
ber of those who go mad in consequence of
sufferings s daily increasing. Madmen are
strapped down and whipped with the knout
by the keepers. Fierce yells resound
throughout the night. Many prisoners
have committed suicide. It is said one
woman was outraged and then poisoned.
Inquiries into the affair have, been insti
tuted. Rats are the worst enemies of the
prisoners. A woman with a babe was ob
liged to be constantly on the watch, and
tight night and day to prevent ravages upon
the child. The use of combs and soap is
forbidden. The prisoners, especially women
whose hair is allowed to grow, are literally
devoured by lice. Prisoners who refuse to
reply to questions are tortured, and cases
of violation are frequent. The writer es
pecially appeals to the civilized world in be
half of the women in the prison, whose sit
uation he says is far worse than the men's.
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Corvallis, - - Oregon.
C ORCEA. BROCK,
A.ttorn.ey at Law,
AJTD ICOTARY PCBtlC
CORVALLIS, - OREGON.
Office with F 51. Joh nston. 20-44tf
J. B. Lsb, M. D. G. K. Fabra, M. 1).
Corvallis, - - Oregon.
T.V B. EMBREE, M. D.,
Phy sic n fc Surgeon.
Office 2 doors south of H. . Harris' Store,
Corvalli", - - Oregon.
Residence on the southwest corner of block, north
Mid west of tbe Mothodist church.
THE MOKELUMNE GRANT.
Washington, Dec. 10. With a view to
the settlement of serious troubles, attend
ed by murder and other crimes, existing
between the Central Pacific Rariroad Com
pany and setters on Mokelumne grant, in
Calilornia, the secVetary of the interior has
requested the attorney general to cring
suit to set aside the patents in order to
determine the questions of titles.
Washington, Dec. 11. Sherman's bill
for the encouragement of commercial rela
tions with South American states provides
that the president be authorized and re
quested to invite the republic of Mexico,
of Central America and of South America,
and the empire of Brazil to send delegates
to a convention at Washington during 1881,
to consider the best mode of establish:: j
and formulating the' basis of peaceful, re
I ciprocal and commercial relations, and to
adopt measures considered the most prac
tical to promote the construction of interna
tioual railroads to connect the countries
named with the United States. The bill
provides that $50,000 be appropriated to
defray the expenses of the convention .
BILLS INTRODUCED BY SLATER.
Washington, Dec. U. Senator Slater
of Oregon introduced in the senate yesterday
a bill for the relief of the state, providing
that she be paid $257, 109 her quota direct,
tax levied under the act of August 5, 1861;
also a bill for the relief of citizens of
Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana
who served in the Nez Perces war, provid
ing that soldiers get $3 per diem, and
that the injured or disabled receive a
pension; also a bill fixing the prices of
lands in Bitter Root Valley, Montana,
within the limits of the Union pacific
grant, at $1 20 per acre; also a bill re
quiring the commissioner of the land office
to st-.te the account between tbe United
States and Oregon for five per cent, of
the minimum price of public lands now
included in tbe borders of all Indian reser
vations in the state, and directing the
secretary of the treasury to pay also an
old bill, confering upon the orphans of
settlers in the territory of Oregon prior to
the year of 1855, who did not obtain
land rights to pre-emption, an equivalent
Amount to which their parents would
have been entitled.
TO PROVIDE LANDS FOR SOLDIERS.
Washington, Dec. 11. Representative
Hill will introduce a bill at the earliest op
portunity, providing that surviving soldiers
of the late war, including privates, non
commissioned and commissioned officers,
be entitled to public lands in allotments
graded according to length of service, and
that widows and minor children of deceased
soldiers be entitled to land which would
have been, under the law, allotted to the
husband or father. Tbe alotmeiits of lands
are to be divided as follows : Those who
enlisted three years or during the war, and
served twelve months, or were honorably
discharged after shorter service for disabil
ities incurred in line of duty, 160 acres;
those who enlisted twelve months and ac
tually served nine months, or discharged
after a short period for disabilities incurred
in line of duty, 80 acres; those who enlisted
for three months, and served three months
or were honorably discharged before ex
piration of term of service, 40 acres.
TO SUBSIDIZE AMERICAN BUILT ST2AXS2S.
Washington, Dec. 10. A bill introduced
by Rosecrans for the encouragement of
the building of American iron and steel
steamers, provides for postal subsidies of
not more than $5,000,000 per year to
owners of steamers after passage of the
act, in the United States, built of iron
and steel manufactured in the United
San Francisco, Dee. 10. It is reported
here that some important work is to be
done shortly by the coast and geodetic sur
vey, in the straits of Fuca, and that the
work will be done by gentlemen from the
east who have ben assigned duty on the
coast. From the disposition manifested by
the department it ts expected that during
the present season much more work will
be accomplished in this district than for
some seasons past.
FINISHED IN BEST STYLE.
LOW RATES. PICTURES REPRODUCED.
Great care taken With Children.
WORK DONE SATISFACTORILY AND PROMPTLY
46tf J. W. McCONNULL, Artist, Goldson's stand.
W. C. Crawford,
J 3 WE LIE R .
T7"EEPS CONSTANTLY! ON HAND A LARGE
Li. assortment of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, etc.
All kinds of repairing done on short noticd, and al
work warranted. I8:3.i-yl
Rsal Estate Agency.
hive some very ijrabli property on the Bay for
ale in lots from 10 to '237 acres. Some of this is
ear the 0. P. H. R. terminus. Persona wishing to
invest will do well to call on me when prices are rea
sjnable. Address with stamps to pre pay postage.
R. A. Bensbll
ewport Benton Countv Or.,
F. J. Hendrichson,
Boot and Shoe Maker,
I always keep on hand superior ma
terial and warrant my work. I ask an examination
of my goods before purchasing elsewhere
19-32-lyr F. J. Hendrichson.
CALL ON E. EOWE,
FOR THE BEST
Spring Bed Bottom in the Market
for only $7.
Also agent for the Medical
GENERAL AGENT FOR
STE1NWA Y & SON AND KRANICH & BACH
Pianos. Tuning and repairing of Pianos
and Organs a specialty.
Real Estate AgencyJ
TO(D!H31B & I8H?!B!D,
Real Estate Agents, wili buy, sell, or
lease farms or farm property on
Having made arrangements for co-operation
with agents in Portland, and being ful
ly acquainted with real property in Benton
county, we feel assured of giving entire sat
ipatronage.all who may favor us with their
G. A. Waggoner,
20-6yl T. J. Buford,
E. H. TAYLOR,
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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 ol Nitrous Oxide Gas.
XWRoorm up stairs over Jacobs & Neugass' new
Brick Store. Corvallis, Oregon. 19:27yt
lOOO Men and Boys
J. W. HANSON'S.
CLOTHING AN 0 TAILORING EMPORIUM
To fit them out in the latest style of ready
made Clothing. 'Also the finest lot of
Panis Patterns and Suitings
Ever brought to Corvallis.
Call and. Examine Goods.
No trouble to show goods.
Two doors South of Post Office,
CORVALLIS, - . - . OREGON.
CANAN & G1BLIN, PROPRIETORS.
THE OCCIDENTAL is a new building,
newly furnished, and is first class in all its
Stages leare the hotel for Albany and Yaquina Bay
Mondays , Wednesdays and Fridays.
Large Sample Room on First Floor for
Commercial Hen. 19-35 ly
II . E. HAERIS,
One Door South of Graham 4 Hamilton's,
CORVALLIS, - - OREGON.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
In the County Court of the State of Oregon for
In the matter of the Estate )
John W. Wilkinson Deceased )
Notice is hereby given that tl.e undersigned has
fiiel hei account for final settlement of the ai airs of
aid estate, and (hat said Court has fixed Monday,
the 7th day of January, 1884, at 10 . n. at the
Court Hsnse in Corvallia, said Cointy ind Stat:,
the time and place for hearing and cetermining ob
jections to said final account.
LAURA A MOORE,
Administratrix of the estate of Jno. W. Wilkinson
Com His, June 24, 1882. 19-lyl
W. H. LESH.
W. P. KXADY,
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given to ail persons, that the un
dersigned David L. Keyes, administrator of the es
tate of Alexander Keyes, deceased, has filed his final
accounts with said estate in the County Court of
Benton County, Oregon, and said court has appoint
ed Saturday, tbe 12th dav of January, 1834, at tbe
hur of 10 o'clock, A M. , of said day for the hearing
of objections to said account, and the final settlement
of the same.
This 7th day ot December, 1333.
DAVID L. KEYES,
50w5 Administrator of said estate.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned A. G
Mulkey has been duly appointed administrator of
the estate of John Mulkev deceased by the County
Court of the State of Oregon for Benton County
sitting for the transaction of Probate business. All
persons naving claims against said estate are re
quested to present the same properly verified to me
t my residence about two miles northwest of the
town of Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, or at the
office of Kelsay & Holgate in Corvallis, Oregon,
within six vxonths from the date of this notice.
This 15th day of November 1S33. ,
47 wS . O. MULKEY, Administrator.
KEADY & LESH,
Rial Estate Agents, Corvallis, Or.
Good Farms, Stock Ranches
and City Property for sale on easy terms.
LOANS NEGOTIATED AND
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KELSAY & HOLGATE,
Attorneys - at - Law.
Col. Kelsay and lnyasU 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 ua in the line of suits or actions in Court will be
well attended to.
I will continue other business and ffivo prompt
attention to tbe same as heretofore. Such as Collect
ing. Being a Notary Public will attend to convey
ancing in all its branches, Deeds. Mortgages, Seal
and Chattel, Leases, Releases, rowers oi attorney.
Contracts, &c. Ac. Buy sell and lease Real Estate
both farms and town property, collect rents, ne
gotiate loans, search and examine titles, and a gen
era airi nev business.
Are now in brick building and have fire proof safe
for tbe safo keeping of notjs and othtr valuable
imper left for collection Ac.
Office in Burnett's new brick, first doer at head of
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