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NO. 9.
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wtat toe Coast Senators are Doing.
Washington, Feb. 21. Senator Slater
presented in the senate a petition of citizens
of Oregon, asking for improvement of the
Coquille river, and the appropriation of
9100,000 therefor.
Senator Miller introduced an amendment
to pay claims of California, and Dolpb those
of Oregon, against the United States for
losses incurred in consequence of Indian
hostilities. They cannot be added to ap
propriation bills, however, if the senate in
sists on its rule to stave off and keep out all
new legislation on appropriation bills.
The Capital Socially.
Washington, Feb. 22. The social regime
which has borne sway ever so long will
come to an eud when Arthur goes on .
What next? is as much of a question in
Washiugtou society as anything in the polit
ical future. The receptions, parties, and
social affairs of every kind have had the
White House for their radiating centre
Blaine's excepie. I. Anew order of things
will follow thediange in the administration.
The present swial leaders are feeling that
their time is ne irly up. Of coarse much
depends on the Cahiuet. The families of
Cabinet effii'iais will decide much. It is
for this reason that the question of the Cab
inet become a aoctai question. It is but
natural, ther. f .re. that social Washington
should be on tiptoe about Mr. Cleveland's
Cabinet appointments.
A Black eye for Silver.
Washington, Feb. 21. The house com
mittee ou appropriations this afternoon, by
a rote of 8 against 7, decided to assert in
the sundry civil appropriation bill a clause
authorizing the president, in his discretion,
to suspend the coinage of silver dollars for
one year from the 1st of next July. By the
aame vote it was decided to offer a vote in
the house next Wednesday the first of the
last six days' session to pass under suspen
sion of the rules, the whole of the sundry
civil bill except the aforesaid clause, and
another motion under suspension of the
rules that the house shall then go into
committee of the whole to consider that
Called Session.
Washington, Feb. 21. The question
that is receiving the greatest attention just
now from members of Congress is, will there
be a called session of the Forty-ninth Con
gress? It has been alleged that Republi
cans are working to secure this result, but
those who have any acquaintance with the
facts know that this allegation is without
foundation. If there should be an extra
session it wi4e necessity by the failure of
the rig-war appropriation bills.' These
measures are in charye of Mr. Randall's
committee, which is composed of 15 mem
bers, of whom nine are Democrats. No one
has charged that the six Republican mem-
bers of the committee have attempted to ob
struct the progress of these bills in the com
mittee, because to do so would be untruth
ful and silly.
Good News for Alasxa.
Washington, Feb. 23. An amendment
was adopted by the house to-day to the na
val till, assigning to tne treasury depart
ment for revenue service in Alaska waters
the vessel known as the Bear, used in the
Greely relief expedition. This is substan
tially in accordance with bills introduced
by Senator Dolph and Congressman George,
and supplants George's bill slready favora
ble reported to appropriate $175,000 for the
construction of a marine cutter for Alaska.
TneO. R & N'a New Mortgage.
New York, Feb. 23. It is stated that
the Oregon Railway and Navigation Com
pany will hold a meeting in a few days to
decide details of a new general 5 per
cent, mortgage, intended to take up the out
standing six million 6 per cent, first mort
gage bonds, and $1,200,000 8 per cent.
crip, paid out several years ago as extra
divideas on stock. The new mortgage will
also include six million 7 per cent, deben
ture bonds, issued last year to bnild the
line to Huntington, connecting with the
Oregon Seort Line.
(From oar Regular Correspondent.)
Washington, Feb. 13, 1885.
Crowds of people went to the Capitol on
Wednesday to see both Houses of Congress,
in joint session, to count the Electoral vote.
The formality was monotonous as usual, but
for reason that it occurs but once in four
years rather than for any other, it always
draws a crowd. During the progress of
the proceeding several amusing mistakes
were made in the count, which were greeted
with laughter. When the result of New
York was read the democrats br jke into
applause. Vice President Edmunds rapped
with his gavel and called for order. Pres
ently there was another outburst, and
another. Mr. Edmunds, who has long been
accustomed to the quiet, dignified, almost
sphinx-like serenity of the Senate Chamber,
was disgusted with such demonstrations,
and declared that they could not be toler
ated. He then requested the Sergeant-alarms
to take into custody any person dis
turbing the proceedings in any way.
Although many distinguished people were
present, Justice Miller was the only mem
ber of the Supreme Court in the Hall, and
Secretary Teller was the only member of
the Cabinet in attendance.
An extra session of Congress is growing
more probable every day. The outlook for
important legislation during the past ses
sion is not promising, and members who
feel interested in other than appropriation
bills, express determination to have some
thing done, even though the Forty ninth
Congress be called to do it. Those who
wonld gladly have averted an extra session
by hard work, could not work alone. Mr.
Randall, on being asked if the House could
not proceed with appropriation bills at
night sessions, replied, "That would waste
gas, and gas costs money. Only those who
want to spend money came to night ses
sions. JLne opponents of extravagance stay
away, and as they are in the majority, the
House could not get a quorum." He added
that it would not pay to litlbt up the dome,
the con idui s and Hall, whereby to meet
and adjourn.
The truth is there is much bitterness over
Mr. Randalls antagonism to the River and
Harbor bill, among members from districts
bordering on the Mississippi river. There
are also many friends of the bill who are not
re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress.
They are disposed to join in the filibuster
ing tactics against the regulartappropriatiou
bills. Ibis feeling, coupled with the reso
lute decision of the Senate to eliminate
every species of new legislation from appro
priation bills, points to embarrassments
seldom surrounding the passage of necessary
bills, and makes tne extra session almost
Interest in public affairs, instead of de
clining, as it often does, with the close of a
ses-siou of Congress, will increase this year
alter the fourth of March. It will be
greatly augmented too, by the call of an'
extra session. A new Congress, a new ad
ministration, a new political regime, will
combine to make the situation decidedly
Cabinet talk is ss confusing as ever.
The latest arrangement places McDonald at
the head of the treasury. Mr. Whitney in
the Department ot the Interior; and gives
the Post Muster Generalship1 to Mr. Vilas of
Wisconsin. There will be a later Cabinet
to-morrow, and still a later one next day.
Of the Democratic statesmen who re
turned from their New York pilgrimage,
Senators Lamer. Jonas, Pugh and Gorman
were much interviewed by those who did
not go, though none of them could shed any
positive light on the Cabinet s:tuation. It
is stated by the friends of Senator Pendle
ton, that he wishes to go as Minister to
France instead of having a Cabinet port
folio. The sale of tickets to the inaugural bat,
has begun. There were four thousand ap
plications for tickets awaiting the openiug
of the sale. They cost live dollars per
capita, and supper at the ball will be one
d d!ar for each person. Add your carriage
hire to this and decide how many persons
you will take with you, and you will know
just what it will cost to attend the inaugural
The work of getting the pension building
ready for the occasion goes on night and
day, electric lights being used for the night
work. The public comfort committee is
kept busy providing accommodations for
people from all parts of the country. The
demand -increases daily, but all can be fur
nished with quarters. R.
Special Session of toe Senate.
Washington, Feb. 23. It is expected
that the senate will be convened in special
session almost immediately after adjourn
ment of the present congress, and that such
time as is not consumed in the considera
tion of appointments be devoted to discuss
ion of pending treaties.
Extradition Treaty.
Ottawa, Feb. 22. As far as can be
gathered from the outlines of the new ex
tradition treaty between the United States
and Great Britian, which has been submitted
to the Dominion government for approval,
the proposed treaty is somewhat more ex
tended than the treaty with Belgium, this
enlargement having been made to more ef
fectually meet the requirements of the
tradition between the United States and
v a it ... i u.
Bills Passed .
The following bills passed both Houses
during the past week:
S B No 47, by Dorris, to establish size of
hop boxes.
S B No 130, by Dorris, quieting title to
swamp lands.
S B No 93, by Cartwright, cieating the
County of Crook.
S B No 48, by Simon, defining legal holi
days and making bills payable the preced
ing day.
S B No 150, by Hirsch, cutting down fees
of Schoi d.Clerks.
S B No 51, by Siglin, regulating transfer
of proceedings from the County to Circuit
S B No 60, by Hall, cutting down fees of
S B No 23, by Simon, amending the law
of procedure in the administrations of ea
S B No 6, by Lee, amending the charters
of Universities and colleges.
S B No 80, by Hare, amending section 36
title 2, chapter 27, Miscellaneous Laws.
S B No 94, by Davenport, defining duties
of certain officers.
. S B No 30, by Simon, amending section
701, Chapter 8, title 3, Civil Code.
S B No 90, by Weatherford, appropriat
ing 10,000 for fish ladder at Oregon City.
S B No 35, by Prim, amendiug the char
ter of Ashland.
S B No 73, by Shrupe, amending section
5, chapter 56, Miscellaneous Laws.
S B No 13, by Reed, fixing salaries of
Circuit Judges at $3000 per year.
S B No 37, by Prim, providing a Code of
Civil Procedure,
S B No 44, by Warren, submitting te a
vote the relocation of the county seat of
S B No 150, by Weatherford, to legalize
the acts of the officers of the Santiam Acad
emy. S B No 152, by Siglin, amending the
charter of Coquille City.
S B No 62, by Lee, defining the duties
of Road Overseer.
S B No 54, by Rineheart, requiring rail
road companies to make annual reports to
the State.
S B No 38, by Prim, amending section
914, Code of Civil Procedure.
S B No 150, by Weatherford, to refund
money paid for school land to which the
State could give no title.
H B No 151, by Cameron, Medford char
ter. H B No 184, by Bilyieu, Junction City
H B No 172, by Lyle, Dalles City char
H B No 65, by Bilyieu, to amend sections
306 and 307, chapter 28, title 1, criminal
H B No 102, by Black, amending the
mortgage tax law.
H B No 126. by Lienenweber, amending
sections 59, title 5, Miscellaneous Laws, es
tablishing uniform course of instruction.
H B No 14, by Bcurne, Registry law.
H B No 139, by Porter, amending laws in
relation to bridges.
H B No 66, by Keady, regulating the li
quor traffic.
H B No 91, by Cox, for completion of
public buildings.
H B No 159, by Montayne, by appropri
ating $2,000 for a stone for the Washington
H B No, 115, by Gilbert, exempting fire
men and exempt firemen of Volunteer De
partments from jury duty and road and poll
H B No 156, by Lienenweber, to create a
boatman at Astoria with authority to serve
process. -
H B No SS, by Cole, te define the boun
dary of Columbia county.
H B No 202, by Story, to amend section
24, title 2, chapter 7.
H B No 129, by Keaworthy, to amend
the Fire Department laws of East Portland.
H B No 8, fjy Lewis, authorizing The
Dalles to sell certain property.
H B No 124, by Cameron, for the relief
of A. W. Presley.
H B No 205, by Bilyieu, regulating pro
ceedings in Justice Courts.
H B No 62, by Mayo, providing compen
sation for Assessors in Multnomah county,
to take the census in 18S5.
H B No 229, by Ken worthy, amending
the Portland Charter.
H B No 228, by Ways and Means com
mittee, general appropriation bill.
There were 228 bills presented in the
House and 155 in the Senate, a total of 383.
Only 110 got through. A majority of these
were charter and local bills.
Let tne Majority Decide.
Rogers' bill, which provides that the ma
jority of voters in each ward or precinct in
the state shall decide beforehand whether
liquor licenses shall be issued in such pre
cinct or not, has passed ths lower house of
our state legislature, and ought to become a
law. A Salem correspondent j ventures to
give some opinions on this subject, and says
the bill ought to fail because it will "make
a whisky tight in every preeinct in the
state," and "would completely rout the re
publican party." The correspondent does
not make himself clear as to how a whisky
fight would be fatal to the republican party,
unless he means to say that the republicans
would be on the whisky side of the fight.
Ill that case it would surely be routed, and
ought to be. But everyone who knows any
thing about the attitude of the republican
party in Oregon on this question knows
that snch would not be its position. If, on
the other hand, he means that the republi
can party would take the decency side of the
fight, and, as a consequence, be routed by
the whisky element, he grossly slanders the
people of Oregon, as every person knows
who has been watching the moral and
political movements in this state. Morally,
the great majority of the republicans of
Oregon are on the side of decency and good
order, and the overwhelming sentiment of
the people generally sustains them. Politi
cally, the republicans have stood with the
people on the grand old political maxim
that the majority shall rule. There is a
whisky fight in every precinct in the state
now, and through the machinations and
trickery of the whisky sellers they have
managed to get a license to sell their crime
breeding compound against the majority in
most communities. This bill simply pro
vides that in this moral fight, as well as in
every political tight, the majority shall rule.
If the most of the people in a community
want whisky sold, this bill gives them the
privilege. (?) If, on the other hand, the ma
jority believe it to be a promoter of disease,
crime and disorder, let them have the
privilege of voting it out. Telegram.
The Astoria Land Grant.
A correspondent in the Astorian says:
Since the Astoria land grant has been de
clared forfeited by Congress it becomes of
interest to know how far the forfeited lands
A fear has been expressed that the North
ern Pacific would claim some of the lands
on the south side of the Columbia, This
is not possible for the reason that the Ore
gon Central land grant was made May 4th,
1878; while the grant to the Northern Pa
cific (for its Portland and Tacoma branch)
not made until May 31, 1880. The Oregon
Central, therefore, is the older grant and
this is the decision already made by the
Secretary of the Interior.
The land grant will not pass to the North
ern Pacific, because grants to ether railroad
along the route are specifically deducted in
the terms of the charter.
"How much land in Washington Territo
ry will be thrown open by this Astoria land
grant forfeiture?" I can not say, for the
northern limits of the Oregon Central land
giant were never fixed by the Laud Com
missioners. I would suppose, however, a
large part of Pacific, Wahkiakum ani Cow
litz counties would be forfeited.
When we consider also what a very large
country is now thrown open to settlement
in Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook coun
ties in Oiegon, we can well say that thous
ands of fami'ies can find homes in the for
feited lands of the Astoria grant
Mr. Virtue lalXi ajamst Portland.
J. W. Virtue, Oregon commissioner of
mines, while in Chicago recently, en route
to the. New Orleans exposition with an ex
hibit of the mining industries of Eastern Ore
gon said: As the legislature did not act on
the project until January the exhibit, Mr.
Virtue says, is not as full as it otherwise
would have been, but as it is it will place
over 3000 specimens on exhibition. On his
table, scattered promiscuously about, was
nearly $10,000 wosth of gold in quartz and
nugvets, but the most valuable of the col
lection ha 1 been sent by express. Mr. Vir
tue believes that the trade of eastern Ore
gon naturally belongs to Chicago and other
eastern cities rather than to towns on the
Pacific slope, and his gieat object in making
the best showing at the exhibition is to at
tract the attention of capitalists and busi-
men to the resources of his region, which
are not generally appreciated. Heavy grav
el mines are but beginning to show their
value, and the region of which Baker City
is the distributing point is making rapid ad
vances. If eastern manufacturers and
wholesale houses, he says, would reach out
for its trade it would be an easy matter to
secure it against Portland aud San Fran
cisco. Mark Lane Keale w.
London, Feb. 23. The Mark Lane Ex
press, in its review of the British grain trade
during the past week says: English wheats
decined 5d Friday. Extreme dullness pre
vails in the Market. Sales of English wheat
during the past week were 58, 109 quarters
at 22s 4d, against 53, 196 quarters at-36s lid
during the corresponding week last year.
Flour is 6d cheaper. There is limited busi
ness in barley, and its tendency is weaker.
Oats improved in price. The foreign wheat
trade is wretchedly slow, and prices are
against sellers. The prospects are of deep
gloom, if that is possible. Foreign flour is
very dull and difficult of sale. American
maize in London is quoted at 22s 6d, ex
shi p. At Liverpool this is quoted irregu
larly, but in favor of buyers. Round corn
maintained a much higher relative value
owing to its scarcity. Four cargoes ar
rived; one cargo was sold and three remain.
Two are California. About twenty cargoes
are due, cheifly Caliornia. Inferior sam
ples of English wheat are 1 shilling lower.
Foreign wheat is cheaper to-day. English
flour is 6 pence lower. Foreign is slow,
with dragging sale. Maize is steady.
Maltiug barleys are dull and weaker.
A.ttornev at - Law,
Cokvallis, - - Oregon.
.Attorney at Law.
Fire Insurancea Specialty.
Money Loaned on Good Security.
C, IT. LEEi jVI. D.
Physician & Surgeon,
Office In Post Office Building.
Office Heurs: 8 to 9 a. m. , 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 p. m
t3 In office nilthts. "Efi 2132tf
J. B. Lkk, M D. .
G. R. Farra, M. 1).
IPLwsicians, Surgeons
And Accouchers.
Corvallis, - - Oregon.
Pianos. Tuning and repairing of Pianos
and Organs a specialty.
KKAR ALDER, (20-2STO6 Portland Or.
W. C. Crawford,
L- assortment of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, etc.
AM kinds of repairing done on short notice, and all
work warranted. l8:33-yl
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any amount of Job Print ins, such as Bill orjfl
Letter rieaus, invitations, uamnp ana Business
Cards, Programmes, Ball Tickets, Note, Order,
and Receipt Books, Circulars, Labels, Shipping
Tags, Posters, or any class of Job Printing.
Prices as low as Good Work can be done for.
Jtin, Ffstola.
Amunit Ion, Cutlery,
Spy Glaaseft, Fishing Tackle,
Sewing: Machines,
Work made to order and warranted.
20-33tf c. HODES, Corvallis.
F. J. Hendrichson.
Boot and Shoe Make.
Philomath, Oregon.
I alwaj-s keen on hand superior ma
terial and warrant my work. I ask an examination
of my goods before purchasing elsewhere.
la-az-iyr w. J. uenanenson.
A.11 orders left at the Steam Mill or
with Thompson fe Son, will be prompt
ly filled.
Price per solid cord. $3.oo
F. Kittridge.
J H. Lewis,
E. E. Baber.
Lewis & Rabcr, Proprietors.
BT Do a Dniying Business.
Orders Solicited.
Livery, Feed and Sale Stable
Brink & Wright, Prop's,
Good Teams, Buggies, Carriages and Sad
dle Horses at reasonable rates.
Third Street, between Jclferson and Adams.
Real Estate Agency.
A. P. Gaines.
Real Estate, Employment and Collection
Agency. .
Business Solicited- References Given.
OFFICE. First door south of Fisher's Brick, main
New Jewelry Store.
C. W. Smith,
A practical Jeweler and Watch-maker has located
in Waggoner & Buford's real estate office, Corvallis.
Special attention given to repairing flue chronometer
watchej. Satisfaction guaranteed. Prices to suit
the times. A fine stack of watches, clocks and jewel
ry constantly on hand. 21-5Hf
J ame.- L- Lewis. '
Sheep, Cattle, Horses and Hogs bought and
sold and Contracts made to furnish same
Mutton, Beef and fat Hogs a
X In Tim
Direct from the East !
Eastern and St. Louis
fjORVaLLIS,) - pREaoiij
Well seasoned and in the Ware
house, a fine lot of dressed
CASING, etc.
Any party purchasing 5,000 feet
or over, may have the same at
$24.00 per M. Enquire of
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Manntsctarer of and Dealer in
"Wholesale and
Chawing and Smoking
Also just received fine lot of
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abroad attended to for Moderate feen.
Our office ih opposite the C S. Patent Office, and
we can obtain Patents in less time than those remote
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