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CORVALLTS, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 18, 1885.
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HOSTILES GOING NORTH.
Deming, N. M., Sept. 13. A band of In
dians crossed the railroadjseven miles east of
here this morning, going north. It is not
known whether they are Indian scouts, fol
lowing renegades, or another band of hostiles
which the troops h.ive run jut of Mexico,
but they are generally believed to b. hos
tiles, who are following the route of those
who passed north last, week and did the
killing gear Lake Valley. Fiom signal fires
seen iu the mountains the hostiles evidently
have sc. mts in advance, and find no trouble
iu evading the troops and passing safely
from one section of the country to tnotlier.
New York, Sept. 12. The Times' leader
declares that the independents will not fol
low the lead of Hoar and Sherman. "Nom
inations, which represent nothing better nor
worse than Hoar's ide.is of republicanism,
coupled with tle platform utterances such
as a republican convention inspired and
managed by that pre-Adamite geutleman
will be very apt to adopt, would drive
thousands of Massachusetts independents to
the support of any respectable democratic
ticket. Democrats of that state manifest a
disposition to make nominations which will
acceptable and be worthy of independent
support. Bat the republican party iu New
York is not iu the bauds of Hoar. It is
fortunate iu having leaders who, it not exactly
blameless according to the indepeudeut stan
dard, are yet not fossils. The New York
independents can await with unconcern the
work of the two conventions. We say the
two because as there is uutuing certain in
politics it is possible tbr independent.', or
many of them, will not decide upon their
course iu the campaign until they have in
spected the democratic ticket.
THE SILVEK QUESTION.
New York, Sept. 12. The Sun says:
An ither important phase of Treasurer Jor
dan's effort to circulate standard silver dol
lars and subsidiary coin has been developed.
It was iearued yesterday that the supply ot
legal tender notes held by banks of this
city has beeu decreased in the last two
weeks nearly nine million dollars. This ex
traordinary decrease occasioned inueb. com
ment amongst the presidents of banks rep
resented in the clearing house association.
The comment is not favorable to Jordan's
constructiou of the clause iu the silver bill
providing for the issue of silver certificates
deposited in lieu of standard silver dollars.
A bank president said last night that
Jordan's construction of the clause, while
undoubtedly within the law, nevertheless is
decidedly too rigid at this season of the year,
when the cotton and other crops have to be
moved by money supplied by New York
"The big banks in this city," continued
the bank president, "are now sending soutli
every week everywhere from a quarter to a
half a million apiece, in five, ten, twenty
and fifty dollar bills. We are compelled to
dp it because we haven't silver dollars to
deposit with the sub treasury in order to
get silver certificates. We will not handle
silver dollars. We will no! even take ad
vantage of the law which gives us the right
to make them a part of our reserve. Last
year Gen. Spinner's construction of the
clause gave u; $23,000,000 iu silver certifi
cates in lieu of deposits of gold. Of course
that was an evasion of the law, but it tided
ds over aud assisted southern merchants
and everything was serene. Now we
haven't any silver certificates, our supply of
small bills are daily growing less and less
aud if something is not done we shall have
to fall back upon our gold supply. Of
course we could send them silver dollars,
but southern merchants will not stand the
expense of handling silver. Why, I know
of bask presidents chasing around in cabs,
scouring the city for small bills for southern
customers. The sub-treasury cannot sup
ply us aud we are in a pretty fix, all because
of Jordan's interpretation of the clause re
lating to the issue of silver certificates."
A movement is on foot by which the
effect of Jordan's order will be annulled.
Certain bank presideuts suggest that it
would be possible to deposit gold treasure
with the sub-treasury and receive iu return
standard dollars, and the next day return
the silver dollars and get silver certificates
The gold would remain here, the silver cer
tificates would be returned in time and the
force of Jordan's construction would be
MM immii Kom
Ka.-ma'iC'itv, Mo., Mept. 13.-Tin; Times
Little lick ecil riy; Cattlemen arc ra
pidly removing their stock from the Crow
reservation, in accordance with the order of
Indian Agent Ai mstrong Several owners
of herds were slow to obey, but Armstrong
informed them that he would call on the
president and have them forcibly ejected by
troops, and Hie exodus became general.
Several thousand head of cattle have been
driven out, and by the loth it is believed
the resetvation will be cleared.
THE MOLLIE MAGUIRES REORG AKIZING.
Shamokik, Pa., Sept. 12. Mollie. Magui
rcism is again rampant in the upper and
lower Luzerne districts. Nine murders
have recently occurred in the northern coal
fields, and mines are frequently fired. The
murderers and fire bugs go free, anil the
coal and iron police seem powerless to afford
protection to life and property. "Moon
light" rifle companies are drilling unmolest
ed, and the association of miners aud lobor
ers is daily growing by hundreds. It is
well known here that the Mollie Maguire
brotherhood has been quitely organizing
since last April, and a general outbreak is
confidenly looked lor before November.
Detectives are watching for the approach of
socialist Gormen of Chicago, who intends to
organize a revolt among the mines. Fam
iliar "coffin notices" have been received by
a number of law and order societies.
AN IMi'ROBAHLE RUMOR.
Washington, Sept. 14. Among political
rumors in circulation here is one that Blaiue
desires to receive the republican nomination
for governor of Maine this fall, and that he
already has put the political machine in that
state in opperation to attain his end.
Blain's principal object iu being a :anli late
is to keep in the political field, aud to prove
he can carry his own state.
INCREASE OF CHINESE LAUNDRIES.
Washington, Sept. 14. It is probable
that some action will be taken by the
Kuights of Labor soon iu regard to the ra
pidly increasing numberofjChinesc laundries
which have started here in the past year.
T:iere are about sixty (Chinese laundries now
iu this city, thirty having beeu added in the
past twelve months. Labor organizations
have been appealed to to do something to
prevent the increase of these establishments.
They v. ill probably issue an address to the
public asking that laundry work be giveu to
steam laundries, noiie of which euipioy
Chinese lal)or. Nine-tenth of the family
laundry business iu this city is done by
colored women. They are feelingjthe effects
of the influx of Chinese very much at pre
sent. Chinese laundrymen secure more than
one half of the transient lauudry work.
THE SILV KR QUESTION.
Washington, Sept. 14. It is said by
treasury officials that there is no hope for
the repeal of the Blaud silver bill and that
it is doubtful whether any legislation modi
fying the act can be got through congress.
The subject has become of such importance
that it may be made an issue in the choice
of speaker, for the composition of committee
on coinage, weights ami measures would, iu
i great measure, facilitate or defeat action
by the house. Of 184 democrats elected to
the next congress 108 are from the southern
states and 76 from northern states, and o
the southern democrats 64 were members of
the forty-eighth congress and 44 are nsw
members. Of the northern members 45 are
old and 31 new members. Iu caucus the
southern members have fifteen more than a
majority. The proposition from the appro
priation committee at the last session of
congress to suspend the coinage of silver
was defeated, yeas 113, nays 152, not voting
54. Of;the 152, 75 were southern demo
crats, 48 northern democrats and 29 repub
licans. Of those not voting 12 were south
ern democrats, 16 northern democrats aud
26 republicans. Iu the next house the
southern democrats have 12 more thau iu
the last house, while the northern demo
crats fall from 105 iu the last house to 76
in the next house. Calculation is made
that the advoca .es of silver coinage in the
next house will number nearly 200 mem
bers. A majority of the house is 163 mem
bers. PACIFIC COAST.
SAN FRANCISCO POLITICIANS EXCITED.
San francisco, Sept. 13. Politicans are
all astir investigating a rumor that Ex-Governor
Johnson had been appointed to the
collectorship of the port. The fact that Mr
Johnson had finally contradicted the rumor,
and that Cot John P. Irish had expressed
his belief that "there was nothing in it" did
uot entirely allay suspicion that the report
may have had some foundation iu fact
The stir occasioned by the rumor showed
how timid politicians are at present, and
how mightily the shadow of Judge Field
oppresses them with deep meditation when
it appears to fall in the direction of any fat
federal office. Judge Field having gone
E.ist, the rumor that Mr. Johnson had beeu
preferred above all other aspiring partisaus
ofe very shade of democracy, came as a re
minder thatthe eminent jurist, while absent.
was still amid the California democracy in
spirit at least.
COWARDLY OUTRAGES AT SALT LAKE.
Salt lake, Sept. 13. This morning at 1
o'clock some parties, evidently Mormon ro
ve igers, threw two two-quart jars full of
privy vault filth, mixed with sand, through
the window of the parlor of United
States Commissioner McKay, who has heard
most of the unlawiul cohabitation cases.
One burst, spattering the floor and furni
ture, and ruiuing the room. Two were al
so thrown at the window of United States
Attorney Dickson, aimed at the bed where
he slept, but struck outside the window cas
ing, bursting over the outside walls. Two
were throwu in the house of Assistant Attor
ney Variau, where his wife was alone with
a sick child, doing much damage. There is
no clue. Much iudignatiou is expressed,
aud it is claimed it was a precoucerted
THE OREGON AND CALIFORNIA ROAD.
Redding, Sept. 13.--Yesterday three car
loads of Chinese passed Delta to work ou
the extension of the Oregon and California.
l'here is great activity at the front, and the
indication is that there will be rapid construction.
"Oregon on Wheels-"
The Oskaloosa (Iowa) Herald of the 3rd
inst., contains a long article on Oregon's
exhibit car. We give below a portion of
Our readers arc aware that a car of Ore
gon products was promised as among the
fine aud entertaining sights to be seen at
the County Fair. That promise has been
fulfilled, for on Saturday eveniug the car
came in on the Bock Islanl. Commissioner
Allen of the Oregon Board of Immigration is
in charge of the car aud is very assiduous iu
giving all information that can possibly be
lesired. What is it composed of ? That is
a hard thing to answer. Very many kinds
of wheat, oats, rye anil barley, of a quality
never surpassed before; plums, prunes, ap
ples, nectarines, and e erything of that sort
in endless variety, and in size and quality;
vegetables that will satisfy all that there
was no mistake made by the Iowa editors
when they came home and spoke of the
many wonderful things that were seen by
them in roaming from one end of Oregon to
the other. The contents of that car stand
as an undisputed fact that at least for once
the Iowa editor did not enlarge upon the
actual fact if he even did only fair justice
to the products Oregon has. Iowa fears no
rival. It extends to this splendid specimen
of Oregon enterprise a cordial welcome. It
comes from a great State, v. ith a great
hearted people making its valleys teem with
the evidences of civilization. It wants
Iowa farmers and Iowa people and it pre
sents these pro lucts as the reward that has
awaited the industry of the husbandman,
laboring where the seasons are certain anil
where nature in all her elements is kindly
and well behaved.
"The products that fill this car," said
Commissioner Allen, "are simply the avenge
products of our State. So far as the fruit
is concerned, much of it was purchased in
the open market and not specially selected
for exhibition purposes. As for the most of
the grain nearly all of the leading varieties
here shown could be duplicated on many
farms, equal in every respect, and iu many
exhibits, far superior. What we want to
do is to make plaiu to you that Oregon is
something of a State even compared with
Iowa; that our products, in many respects,
cannot be matched by any of these interior
western states, great as they are in produc
tive capacity. Of course we do not try to
compete with you ou corn. In that we can
do something, but here is pre-eminently the
corn section of the world. Until recently
Oregon has only been reached by a round
about way thro' Fisco. Now, however, the
Union Pacific aud Oregon Short Liue give
quick transit to Portland, aud into our great
valleys. It is there where we want Iowa
farmers to come and break up some of the
large forms, by purchase. Our people know
how to extend a hearty welcome to all
worthy people seeking homes, aud this car
is the big missionary to do the pentecostal
work of conversion if the people can only
see it. Yon see with the richness of all
products we also have a climate that I can
didly believe canuot be matched anywhere
in this uuion. A mild climate, it strikes
me, would suit thousands of good people
better than the fearful rigors that I have ex
perienced in Iowa, for, you see, 1 was for
many years a resident of Iowa, and think
much of it. In Oregon, at Portland, I have
never seen it colder than seven degrees
above zero, and that but once and for about
two hours in one day. Our summers are
equable, nights always cool, aud life iu a
general sense always enjoyable. Do we
fertilize our land? No! Here is some
wheat which is the forty second consecutive
crop grown on the same land, and the last
crop was 45 busnel per acre. You have
heard it said that we could not grow timo
thy. How do those specimens strike you,
for a land that could not grow them? We
have thirty different varieties of wild aud
tame grasses here, which is probably as
many as this section could show. There
are twenty-three different varieties of
wheat, thirteen of oats, four of rye, six of
barley and as to the fruit you can see it.
Where do we go? From here to the State
Fair of Iowa, Illinois, Michigan aud theuce
to Louisville and New Orleans, expecting to
be out uutil spring, or the end of the New
Orleans exposition. "Seeing is believing,"
you know, anil we hope to corroborate even
the statements made by the most enthu
siastic real estate agent. I have received
many kindnesses here, aud your officers of
the fair could not have been more accommo
dating and courteous."
PRODUCE PRICE CURRENT.
Wheat per cental in Portland, sk'd. . .$1 20
Wheat per bushel in Corvallis, 56
Wool per ft 10 to 14
Flour per barrel $4 25 to 5 00
Bacon sides S to 10
Hams 12 to 14
Shoulders ,. 6 to 8
Lard, 10 ft tins 10
" kegs S to 9
Butter, fresh rolls 15 to 25
Eggs per doz 15 to 20
Apples, green 30 to 50
Dried apples, Plunnner 4 to 5
" " Sou 3 to 4
Plums, pitless 6 to 7
Chickens per doz. 2 00 to 3 00
Hides, dry flint 10 to 15
" green 5 to 7
Potatoes 25 to 40
Geese, tame, per doz 6 00
Ducks " " " 5 00 to 6 00
LIST OF LETTERS-
Remaining unclaimed in the Postoffice at
Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Friday
Sept. 18, 1885. Persons calling for same
will please sav "advertised," giving date of
Arnold, B. L, Blair, Mrs. Emma
Hologress, Bob Junction, Mary
Micheal, E. G. Bodle, W. E.
Criss, Jerry Hendsch, E. H.
Kamp, E. L. Murphy, Mrs. John E
N. It. Barber, P. M.
Princess of Wales.
Ladies, we have just received a full line
of the celebrated Prince of Wales, genuiue
French kid gloves, in dark, medium and
opera colors. Every pair warranted.
IN THE WORLD.
McCOKMiCK TWINE BINDERS, 8
CHAMPION TWINE BINDERS,
CHAMPION MOWERS and REAPERS
BUFFALO PITT'S THRESHERS, i
TRACTION STEAM ENGINES, p
j HAINES HEADERS,
'HAY RAKES and FORKS, S
BAIN WACONS. S
A Nice Line of
Quggies and Carriages.
Rubber and Leather
Woodcock & Baldwin,)
BIG FALL STOCK
Fine Dress Goods and Silks.
Fine Plushes, Velvets, and Brocades.
Full Line Flannels and Domestics, Table Linens, Towels, Napkins.
Elegant Cloaks, Wraps and Shawls.
Corsets, Hosiery and Gloves.
Ladies', Misses' and Children's Shoes.
Ladies' Fine Furnishing Goods.
Full line Clothing all grades
For Men, Boys, Youths and Children.
Complete Line Men's Furnishing Goods.
Overcoats for Men, Boys, Youths and Children.
Full Line A 1 Boots and Shoes, A splendid Line of
Hats and Caps, Rubber and Oil Clothing,
Duck Clothing and Blankets.
fff All at Portland prices for CASH only.
Remember this is a well bought stock.
Bought by a careful painstaking buyer.
Bought by an experienced judge of values.
Bought in its merits as to beauty, style and
Quality, and above all Bought Low.
BOUGHT EXTREMELY LOW.
Therefore come right in ! Close up the sales!
Get the Bargains !
Every -A rticle IVIarked. ..n 3rlain Figures.
To the Farmers of Benton and Linn Counties
I desire te remind you of the fact that I am still in the Warehouse business at my
dd stand, and call your attention to the following reasons why I think it will be to your
interest to store your grain with me:
1st. Because the O. P. R. R. Company intend putting a side track to the river, thus
giving us a chance tu deal with San francisco buyers at higher prices.
2nd. I am in a position to take advantage of competition among the different lines of
transportation on the river, aud secure the very lowest freight rates.
3rd. I have had twelve years experience in the wheat business, and can get as much
for your grain as any body else. Sacks always on hand.
Thanking you for liberal support in the past, I respectfully request all my old custom
ers to continue their patronage, ami ask all new men to call and see me before engaging
elsewhere. I shall make it my duty, as well as pleasure, to do a Straightforward business
JAS. A. CAUTHORN,
Corvallis, Or., July 15, '85.
Corvallis, Yaquina, San Francisco
Oregon Pacific K- R. and
Trains on aud after Sept. 14th,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 10 a, m,
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a. a,
Between Corvallis I San Francisco
First-class and Cabin passage $14 00
' " Steerage ' 7 00
Grain per ton 2000 lbs 4 50
Thus saving to the farmers and merchants
of the valley
Thousands of Dollars.
Willamette river boats will hereafter con
nect with trains at Corvallis. This new line
is prepared to transport all the freight and
WALLIS NASH, Vice Pres.
CHAS. C. HOGUE, A. G. P. & P. Agt.
I wish to call the attention of my patrons
to the fact that I have moved my Harness
Shop from my old stand to the shop on Main
street formerly occupied by Cameron Bro's.
I shall carry a good line of harness and sad
dle)., and by honest: work and fair dealing
endeavor to merit a share of your patronage
N. P. BRICCS.
M. S. WOODCOCK
A.ttornev - at - Law,
Corvallis, - - Oregon.
J R- BALDWIN,
-A.ttorn.ey at Law.
Will practice in all the Courts in the state.
Collections promptly attended to
(Office East aide Main street.)
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