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THE CORVALLIS GAZETTE, FRIDAY, JULY 24,1891.
ISSUED' EVFRT FRIDAY MORNING BT
Pfer Year, $2 00
Six Months, , 1 00
Throe Month 75
ingle Copies 6c
er Year (when not paid in advance). 2 50
&e New York firm Jackson
& Co., paid the New York World
$3,000,000 for advertising, in the
year endine June 30th. Two. or
three firms like that would help
out in running a daily newspaper
Says- the Oregon City Enter
prised "An open river between
Portland and the upper valley,
might be consummated it the peo
ple would take the matter in their
own hands. United action among
the different towns of the valley
would raise a fund t5 dredge the
bars and build a few wing-dams
thatjwould keep the river open all
A dispatch from Dayton, Ohio
says that J udge Sheerer has deci
ded the fight between the two
factions of the United Brethren
church in tavor of what is known
a3 the liberal branch. The suit
involved the possession of the
publishing house here and the con
trol of all the church edifices in
America. The case will be ap
pealed to the supreme court.
A Montreal newspaper was re
cently sued for libel. In the trial
last .week the newspaper man tes
tified that the character of the
plaintiff was so good that it could
not be traduced. No one would
believe anything bad about him,
and, therefore, his business could
not be injured by anything that
might be said about him, and the
jury, swallowing it all, gave a ver
dict for the defendant.
Postmaster-Generae Wan am a -tier
has a large plate glass instead
of a cloth top on his desk. Be
neath the glass is a map of the
United States, showing parts of
Canada and Mexico. A writing
pad rests upon the glass, and there
are the customary glass fixtures.
The map shows the counties in
each state, the principal cities and
towns, the lines of railway, and
when visitors talk to Mr.. Wana
maker about the post routes and
postoffices he can follow them on
the map which is spread out be
fore him. ".' '
The following is an excerpt from
last Sunday's New York Herald's
Wall street article: 'The decrease
of $923,000 in the surplus reserve
of city banks, shown by yester
day's statement, was expected and
made- virtually no impression.
Large shipments of currency to
the Wast the first this season
have been made during the past
few days tc assist in moving wheat
which' is now coming forward
freely. Over two million bushels
have been taken this week for
shipment from Atlantic and Gulf
ports at dates running from next
week to the end of September.
Our city banks still hold an abun
dant? scrplus and money remains
very easy for any period short of
six months. The possibility of
oongress making some legislative
blunder' touching the silver coin
age renders lenders chary of mak
ing loans to extend beyond the
period when the Washington leg
islators shall have assembled.
Meanwhile a bullish feeling is be
ing inspired by the sharp reduc
tion in sterling exchange, the ces
sation of gold exports and the
glowing prospects of the crop in
the light of the government re
port showing the acreage and con
dition of cotton and cereals on
Jury 1'. Taking this as a basis,
the probable yield of winter wheat
is estimated! at 362,000,000 bush
el's, an increase of 106,000,000
over last year. This cereal has
now been harvested everywhere
except in the far North. Spring
wheat promises a yield of 177,000,-
000 bushels, which is an increase
of, 33,000,000, but this of course is
still subject to the hazards of the
weather. Corn promises a 1 yield
of 2,000,000 bushels, or 500,000
more than last year, but it will be
two months before that cereal can
be secured. Oats will probably
yield 670,000,000 bushels, a gain
of 146,000,000. A heavy move-
ment of new wheat is expected at
Chicago next week, and 192 car-
loads of it arrived there yesterday."
tit . i a -ii j ft i
iv heat straw canea -nay - oy,
l J J , 41 J
raised on the
plains of the far off San Joaquin
valley, at a profit; cut and baled
ana named, to the railroad, at a
profit: carried on the cars to San
Francisco ac a profit; loaded on
schooners at a profit; carried 550
miles to Astoria at a profit; stored
here at a profit; sold to consumers
at a profit; and finally fed to Clat
sop cattle and horses at a loss
Thousands of acres of grass land
lie within twenty miles of the city,
land capable of producing five
tons of hay to the acre in a'season;
hay that is "hay," not straw.
Whir f nan " if m a r ha o elrai (fcia
not this land sown in hay instead
of bringing straw at so many
profits so far?" Because there is
no road from Astoria and conse
quently no inducement to raise
hay. That's why. The matter
needs no extended comment, but
it reflects ' on our present
economic conditions. Astorian
it larmers or California can
ship straw nearly 1000 miles pay
several commissions at a profit,
why can't the farmers of the Wil
lamette valley bale their straw in
stead of burning it and furnish the
same market at a less cost and
make much greater profit? Straw
is considered worthless ' by ' the
average farmer of this valley.
GRAIN IN EUROPE.
An interesting article has been
recently published by the Jour-1
nal des Economistes of France, in
regard to the market price of grain
in the principal countries of Eu-
roDe. in which it is shown bv care-
fully compiled statistics that the"
price of wheat has been falling
ever since 1860, until now a bush
el of wheat, which at that time
was worth $1.60 in England, is
now worth only $1.13, Keeping
pace with this decline in price is
a tendency toward the equalization
of prices in all countries, but this
has been checked to a large extent
by protective tariffs for the benefit
of agriculturalists. The effect of
these tariffs is 6hown bv the fact
that while in England wheat in
1860 was worth $1.60, in Germany
$1.38 and in France $1.56, now
that it has fallen in England to
$1.13, it is worth $1.27 in Germany
and $1.38 in France. The domin
ant factor in the European wheat
market is Russia, whe re from I8
60 to 1890 the price has declined
from 98 to 90 cents a bushel. It
: a. t . -r-x
is 10 guara against itussian -com
petition principally that the Ger
man grain tariff is laid. A close
ly studied estimate as to the cost
of production of grain per acre
shows that the cost in Germany is
four times as great as in Russia,
while the yield is only three times
as large. As a consequence, if
Germany did not guard her grain
growers in some way, her agricul
ture would have to be abandoned
as an unprofitable industry. These
statistics enable us to understand
better the attitued of the German
government in refusing to lower
the grain duties in the present
crisis, which has caused so much
distress among the laboring classes
by the rise in the price of bread.
It is doubtless very bad that bread
should be high, but it seems to be
certain that any attempt to make
it cheaper by admitting grain free
would result so disastrous to the
whole agricultural population that
the result would be equivalent to
jumping from the frying pan into
the lire. San Jose Mercury.
Corvallis is not behind in her I
building boom this season-
' THESE' MIDSUMMER DAYS.
These be the summer days of
nature's .effulgent fruitage, when
all things are ripened, or are
ripening for the annual harvest.
The wheat fields are yellowing in
rich glory, the orchards are Tiung
thickly with thier luscious and
beautiful fruitage, the meadows
are thickly covered with ripe
grasses or strewn thickly with new
mown hay. The air is musical
wjth the voices of myriads of birds
and insects: through the rrlassv
I 7 0 a. j
,ades ed dee wanders. in the
I " '
rifled or lazily lie against the
banks in the deep pools. The sky
is azure, the earth emerald, the air
fragrant ozone. It is a world of
natural wealth and beauty, of in
finite variety and opportunity, of
wonders ' innumerable and glories
The nights, too such a night
as this full-mooned, midsummer
Saturday night will be, if
clear are scarcely less respond
ent and inviting than the days,' are
even somewhat more comfortable
in temperature. In that respect,
though, our west-mountain Oregon
midsummer day or night is far
more enjoyable than that of almost
auy portion of our country, though
warm, and what people here some
times, in their thoughtlessness and
slight discomfort, term hot, is cool
comfort compared with the scorch
ing heat of other parts of the land.
The spring gradually deepens into
a mild summer; the summer as
gradually fades into autumn, fol
loweu uy a winter inai is scarcely
1 j 1 . . . ,
more than a moist, mud tall or
equable and easy to live through,
are comparatively colorless,
though; it is the bloom, the blush,
the brightness of these midsum
mer scenes that make the season
noticeable and admirable. The
midsummer days are a time of
both work and
play, of pushing,
brushing business; but also of hpli
days or for a little time or with
all through of recreation and
amusement also. Let them be
improved, enjoyed,, employed
They will rapidly pass by and the
glory oe another Oregon summer
will have departed. Telegram.
Bully for Oregon again! . The
following is from the last Sunday's
New York Herald; "The state of
Kentucky has heretofore maintain
ed a monopoly of the Mammoth
Cave business. The big hole in
the ground which is her pride and
boast has acted as a bluff to in
solent competition in that indus
try. A few upstart and insignifi
cant cavities in other parts of the
country have put on airs and
largely advertised their preten
sions, but when compared with the
Kentucky hole they proved to be
no more than woodchuck burrows
and have slunk away like a sneak
thief to hide their littleness in ob
scurity. But when the great and
flourishing state of Oregon comes
to the front and tells us that she
has a cave which will startle the
imagination of science and force
Kentucky to pale her ineffectual
fires we have a premonition that
the Mammoth must at last sur
render its glories. The Pacific
coast deals only in the biggest
things in creation. It has trees so
high that you have to look twice
before you ' can see the top
branches which are hobnobbing
with the clouds. Its cherries are
as large as pippins, its -grapes are
so luscious that you wish your
throat were half a mile long, and
everything it produces is the best
on the planet. The new cave
which has just been discovered
fairly thrills the soul with wonder.
You enter it through a narrow
fissure in a limestone rock. After
wandering several miles you are
ushered into a series of chambers,
the dazzling beauty of whose stal
actites make you think of the-
wonders of fairy land. There are
also giant pillars, milk white, which
uphold the roof, and streams ot
crystal water to make rippling
music for the bewildered traveler,
The gentlemen who spent a week
in exploring it found in one place
a small lake . and in another a
waterfall thirty feet high. We are
sorry for the Mammoth Cave, but
it will have to lower its flag to its
Pacific rival. It has enjoyed a
proud distinction for many years,
but the awe-inspiring discovery in
Josephine county, Oregon, shows
that westward the march of em
pire and other huge things takes
its way, and while we ofler our
condolence to the Blue Grass state
we extend our hearty congratula
tions to Oregon."
A careful estimate of the wheat
crop of Oregon and Washington ,
both states combined
will have for
export at least 13,-
000,000 bushels of wheat. If the
present indicated vield continues
hlch in f all probability it will,
tfiis may be; increased to 15,000,-
000 bushels or more.
TORTUBING ECZEMA !
Editor Iowa Plain Sealer Cured of In
sufferable Itching and Pain by the
No Less Than Five Physicians Consulted.
Their Combined AY is mo m Followed
I am sixty-six years old. In August.
1889, was troubled with the peculiar skin
disease to which people of my age are sub
ject, known among medical men as eczema.
Its hrst appearance was near the ankles.
It rapidly extended over the lower extremi
ties until my legs were nearly one raw sore;
from legs the trouble extended across the
hips, shoulders and the entire length of the
arms, the legs and armt greatly swollen
with an itching, burning pain, without ces
sation. Although the best medical ail vice
attainable was employed, no less than five
pnysicians 01 me piace oeing cousuitea aim
1 .1 1 i a
rth- pre8Criptions b-ina the result of their
combined wisdom, the disease, though ap
parently checked, would recur in a few days
as bad as ever; during its progress my
weight fell away about twenty-five pounds.
As an experiment I began the use of Ccxi
CURA. following the simple and plain in
structions given with the Remedies, and in
four weeks found myself well, with skin
soft and natural in color, the itching and
pain entirely relieved. VV. R. MEAD,
Editor Iowa Plain Dealer, Cresoo, la.
Cu tic ura Resolvent
The new Blood and Skin Purifier, and
greatest of Humor Remedies, internally (to
cleanse the blood of all impurities and
poisonous elements, and thus remove tho
cause), and Cuticura Soap, an exquisite
Skin Purifier and Beau ti tier, externally (to
clear the skin and scalp, and restore the
hair), speedily cure every humor and dis
ease of the skin, scalp, and blood, with loss
of hair, whether itching, burning, scaly,
pimply, and blotchy, 'whether simple,
scrofulous, hereditary, or contagions, when
physicians and all other remedies fail.
Sold everywhere. Price. Cuticura, 50c. ;
Soap, 25c; Resolvent, $1. Prepared by
the Potter Druu and Chemical Cor
tarSend. for How toCure Skin Diseases."
black heads, chapped and
J JLi.tJLoily skin
cured ,by Cuticura
ff.es fm rheujiati.1
J i- In one minute the Cuticura
yIA nt'-Pan Plaster relieves rhen
f matic, sciatic.hip, kidney, chest,
and muscular pains anil weakness. The
first end only pain-killing plaster.
War ARB WE Sick? Because we allow
the Liver, the bowels, and the Kidneys,
these great organs, to become clogged or
torpid, and poisonous humors are forced
into the blood. Jbxpel them by using Plun
der's Oregon Blood Purifier.
Because they are Superior in Quality, Finish and Op
eration to any other stove in this market, and the flrebacks
are guaranteed for fifteen years, and the prices are also the
lowest. Made in all sizes and sorts.
Straw Hats and
The Largest Variety and v
THE NICEST G-OODS,
Ever Shown in Corvallis
The State Agricultural College,
Opens September 18, '91.
Course of study arranged expressly to
meet the needs of the farming and mechani
cal interests of the state. Large, Como
dious and well-ventilated buildings. The
college is located in a cultivated and Chris
tian community, and one of the healthiest
in the state.
Expenses need not exceed $150
for the entire session.
Two or mote free schlorships from every
County. Write for catalogue to
B. L. ARNOLD, Pres., Corvallis, Or.
B.WELLS, D. r
(Successor to" N. B. Avery.)
Ether administered for painless extraction
Office over the First Nationa
August Schloeman, Prop.,
Meals at all hours.
Fresh Bread . Every Morning
Delivered Free before Breakfast.
I BAKE DAILY
The following varieties: American Home
Made, German Milk Bread, French and liye
Bread, also fresh cakes, pies, buns, etc.
Wedding &Faric y akes
A Specialty. Special attention paid to
orders from abroad.
$30,000 TO LOA
ON GOOD FARM SECURITY in Ben
ton Countv. Call on or write S. N.
STEELE & CO., Albany, Oregon.
THEP0RTLAND SAVINGS BANK
OF PORTLAND, OREGON.
Paid up capital 2GO,000
Surplus and profits 60,000
' Interest allowed on savings deposit as
On ordinary savings books. '..A per cent per annum
On term saving. books 6 per cent per annum
On certificates of deposit:
For three months 4 per cent per annum
Kor six months 5 per cent per annum
For twelve months 0 per cent per annum
FRANK DKKUM, President.
I). P. THOMPSON, Vice President,
II. C. STUATTON, Cashier.
DO YOU WANT TO SAVE
From l ta 59 fats 0.1 Every Dollar
If so, write for our Mtminoth Illustrated
Catalogue, containing lowest manufacturers
uricea of Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Clothing, Hardware, Agricultural
Implements, etc. Mailed on receipt of 20
cents for postage.
Chicago General Supply Co.,
178 West Van Buren St.
F. M. JOHNSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
42TPoes a general rractice in all the courts. Also
aeent for all the Unit-class insurance companies. 2:24
sell so many
PHRFV 9". Colds, Influenza, BrMfISlv
bUnjuO Hoarseness, WheoplnoCouflt,Cfti
sore Throat, Asthma, and every affection of tbet
I nroat. Lungs ana unen, incmaing conmnMtwnw
Speedy and permanent. Genuine signed X Sotta
PROPRIETOR OF THE
U ORVflLUS BjAKfRY
And Dealer in Choice
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
PURE WISES JIVD LIQlfORS.
Fresh Bread, Cakes, Pies, Crackers, Etc.-
kept constantly on hand.
EAST AND SOUTH
Express Trains Leave Portland Daily.
Lv Portlai-U ...7:00p.m.
Lv Albany 10:23 p. m,
Ar San Frisco 8:15a.m.
Lv San Frisco . ... 8:06 pa
Lv Albany. 22am
Ar Portland Stitt a m
Abnve trains stnn onlv at following atnt.inna nnwk
of Rosebury, hast Portland, Oregon City, Wood
burn, Salem, Albany, Tangent, Shedds, Halsey, liar
riaburg, Junction City, lrviug, tugene.
Rosehnrg Mail Daily.
Lv Portland 8:00 a. iu. I LvUosebiirz 6:20 a. m
Lv Albany. . . .12:20 p. m. Lv Alb..y 12:00 m
ArKoseburg- &:40 p m Ar Portland 4:00 pn
Al hany Local Daily Kxeept Sunday.
Portland 5:00 p. m. Albany 9:00 p. na
Albany 5:00 a. m. Portland 9:00 a. la
3:25 p m . . Ar. ,
7 :30 a m.. I, v..
8:'J2 a m. .Ar. .
.Albany Ar. ..9:25p m
. Lebanon . . . Lv ... 8 :40 p m
.Albany Ai...4:26 pm
. Lebanon . ..Lv . ..3:40 u m
Pullman Buffett Sleepers:-
TOURIST SLEEPING CARS,
For accommodation of second-class
passengers, attached to Express Trains.
Wo'.t Side Division.
Hail Trait. Daily Eicopt Sanity.
LKAVK. I AKRIV1C.
Portland 7:30 a. m. i Corrallis 12:10 o.
Corvallis 12:S5 p. m. Portland 5:30 D.
At Albany and Corvallis connect with trains of th
Oregon Pacific Hailroad.
Express Train. Daily Except Sunday.
Portland 4:40 p. m.
McMinnville 5:45 a. m.
McMinnville... 7:25 p. m
Portland 820a. ro
to all points
South and East.
For tickets and full information regarding
rates, maps etc., call on company's agent at
K. P ROGERS. Asst. G. F. &P. Aecnt.
Oregon Paciflo Ra ilroad
T. E. Hogg, Ueeeiver, and
Oregon Development Co.'s
235 Miles Shorter; 20 Honrs Less time
than by any other route. First class
through p.i3srnger and. freight line from
Portland all points in the Willamette valley
to and from San Francisco, Cal.
TIME SCHEDULE (except Sundays.)
Leaves Albany 1:00 p. ni I Leaves Yaqulna6:46 a. m
Leave Corvallisl:40 p n. I Leave Corvallis 10:35'
Arrive Yaauina 5:30 p. m Arrive Albany 11:19 a. Bl.
Oregon & California trains connect at Albany and
C:rvalli8. The above trains connect at Yaquina w$th
the Oresron Development Co. s line of steamships b
tween Yaquina and San Francisco.
Steam sh id "Willamette Valley," jane
4th, 13th, 22nd.
Steamship "Willamette Valley," May
31st, June 9th, 18th, 27th.
This Company reserves the right to chahg sairrnf
datn without notice. .
N. B. Passengers from Portland and all
Willamette valley points can make closet
connection wfth the trains of the Yaquina
route at Albany or Corvallis, and if destined
to San Francisco shonld arrange to arrive at
Yaquina the evening before date of sailing.
Passenger and freight ' rates always 'the
lowest. For information apply to P.' W.
Cnmmins, freight and ticket agent; . Corval
lis, or to C. C. HOGUE,
Geo. F. and P. Agent, Oregon P
cilic Kailroad Co., Corvallis, Or.
W. B. WEBSTER.
Gen. F. and P. Agent. Oregon Develop
ment Co., 304 Montgomery St., S. F.,'Cal. '
. Main St., Op. Cameron's Store. .
A quiet room. Good Books. Current Pa
pers and Periodicals, The pa blip invited'
Strangers especially welcome.
Per Order of W. C. T.
tarFurniohcd rooms (up stairs) to regV