She VOL. XXII. CORVALLIS, OREGON, FEBRUARY 27, 1885. NO. 9. Published every Friday Morning BY GAZETTE PUBLISHING HOUSE. , ' ' rfBSCR4PTION RATtS: (Payable in Advance.) PerYoar 2 SO ii Months, 1 50 Thr.. Months 1 00 4injrl Copi.s 10c Par fw fwhen not paid in advance) 3 00 111 motiees and advertisements intended for pub att.a should be handed in by noon on Wednesdays Kates f advertising made known on application. THK AMERICAN FARMER and the ConviLLis Oazktts for 43.00 a year in ad vance. We have perfected arrangements with the publishers of the American Fanner, of Fort Wayne, fad., that enable us to offer our subscribers a first class agricultural magazine at the bare cost of the wait paper on which it is printed. The American Farm t is a 16 page monthly magazine which is rap idly taking rank a one of the leading agricultural publications of the country. Each number will con tain useful information for the farmer, his wife, his aaas and hisdaughtcrs. As it costs you almost noth ing, snppese you try it one year. Parties desiring v.luaMe reading matter on farm, stock and agricul tural subjee will find this the most profitable and cheapest way to get it. TELEGRAPHIC DISPTCHES. WASHINGTON NEWS. 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 clause. 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. WASHINGTON LETTER. (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 c-riaiu. 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 interesting. 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 ball. 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 Court. S B No 60, by Hall, cutting down fees of Sheriffs. S B No 23, by Simon, amending the law of procedure in the administrations of ea tates. 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 Yamhill. 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 charter. H B No 172, by Lyle, Dalles City char ter. H B No 65, by Bilyieu, to amend sections 306 and 307, chapter 28, title 1, criminal code. 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 monument. H B No, 115, by Gilbert, exempting fire men and exempt firemen of Volunteer De partments from jury duty and road and poll tax. 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 extend. 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. MISCELLANEOUS CARDS. M. S. WOODCOCK, A.ttornev at - Law, Cokvallis, - - Oregon. F. M. JOHNSON. .Attorney at Law. Fire Insurancea Specialty. Money Loaned on Good Security. C, IT. LEEi jVI. D. Physician & Surgeon, CORVALLIS, OKEGOS.I 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). LEE & FARRA, IPLwsicians, Surgeons And Accouchers. Corvallis, - - Oregon. 20-Sltf ALBEET BAETSCH GENERAL AGENT STEINWAY & SON AND KRANICH & BACH Pianos. Tuning and repairing of Pianos and Organs a specialty. KKAR ALDER, (20-2STO6 Portland Or. W. C. Crawford, J E WELER. t7"EEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A LARGE L- assortment of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, etc. AM kinds of repairing done on short notice, and all work warranted. l8:33-yl I THIS OUT, and return to The Gazette Publishing House with an order for 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. GTCHST STORE. BREECH & MUZZLE LOADING SHOT GUNS Jtin, Ffstola. Amunit Ion, Cutlery, Spy Glaaseft, Fishing Tackle, Sewing: Machines, Work made to order and warranted. 20-33tf c. HODES, Corvallis. L 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. SLAB WOOD. 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 gerier.il 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. CORVALLIS, - OREGON. 21-il-U 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 street. CORVALLIS OREGON. 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 AT ALL TIMES. Mutton, Beef and fat Hogs a Specialty. CORVALLIS OREGON. X In Tim LEGAL LANK FOR SALE AT THIS OFf T WOODCOCK & BALDWIN S THE BEST AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS! HARDWARE OF ALL KINDS AT flNXFRAHCISCOPRlCtSj 9 BROUGHT BY THEM Direct from the East ! gTOVEg DIRECT FROM Eastern and St. Louis FOUNDRIES. MANUFACTURERS OF TINWARE AND PLUMBING A SPECIALTY. fjORVaLLIS,) - pREaoiij LUMBER FOB SALE! Well seasoned and in the Ware house, a fine lot of dressed FLOO H.X2XTC3-, RUSTIC, CASING, etc. Any party purchasing 5,000 feet or over, may have the same at $24.00 per M. Enquire of T. J. BLAIR. I 3 CJ T-?.C Manntsctarer of and Dealer in Cigars. "Wholesale and Chawing and Smoking Also just received fine lot of ir't-XJJbS.li JL' CJ U TLJiK NoChiBcse labor employed. 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