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CORVALLIS, - - - - - - OREGON.
JOHN D. DALY, Editor and Pub.
One Year ?1.50
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v If paid in advance, One Dollar per year.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1897.
For a Beet Sus:ar Plant.
The people of the United States
import four-fifths of the sugar they
consume, and over one hundred
millions of dollars are sent to for
eign countries every year to supply
the deficiency. Oregon pays out
about one milliofi dollars a year for
sugar, and her part in this general
Droblem is to determine whether
she can produce her own sugar aud
keep this money at home.
.- There is no state in the Union in
which sugar beets can be raised as
successfully as in Oregon. Our soil
and our climate are peculiarly adap
ted to their cultivation and every
analysis that has been made shows
that beets raised here make as large
an average to the acre, with a great
er percentage of purity and sugar
in the juice than those raised else
where. Organized effort is necessary. In
Lincoln and Benton counties there
are thousands of acres now unculti
vated that are well adapted to sugar
beet raising, and they will be grown
when there is any certainty of dis
posing of them. There was strong
talk and some promises made to
establish a sugar plant on Yaquina
bay some years ago but the free
sugar tariff knocked the enterprise
in the head. Now that the condi
tions have changed let us renew this
beet root sugar question and see if a
sugar plant can be established in
Benton or Lincoln county. We are
welL situated to have one, as'trans
' portation to the 'refinery at San
Francisco is both easy and cheap.
There ought to be a move made in
the matter. Who will make it?
Governor Rogers, the populist
governor of the state of Washington
says that mortgages on farms will
not be paid off, and that when a
' mortgage is once placed on a farm it
sticks there until it takes the farm.
- Now, with due respect to the intel
ligence that the governor , should
have, we want to say for our county
that they are being paid off here
rapidly; so fast that money loanfcrs
don't know what to d with the
money that is now accumulating on
It is significant, when two such
widely separated agencies as the
Orange Judd syndicate of American
"""-agricultural papers andthe Hun
garian ministry of agriculture agree
in reporting European deficits, not
only in wheat, but in r3'e, barley,
and oats, greater than have been
known before since the famine year
of 1891. If these reports shall prove
true, this is likely to be the most
profitable season American agricul
ture has ever known. The wheat
crop is not so large as in 1891, but
- it probably is lar ge enough to sup
ply all the demand for wheatea
bread at the high prices that will
rule this year. Oregonian.
To serve one's country in any ca
pacity is unquestionably an honor
able thing; but to be a persistent
and everlasting office hunter is not
an honorable thing, nor are their
methods usually honorable. In
this state, as in every other state in
the Union, there are hundreds of
men who have no other occupation
but office hunting. In the selection
of men who have the distribution
of state or federal patronage, fitness
is entirely lost sight of. A man
must be elected with whom the
office hunters have a pull. More
than once in this stat a good man
has been defeated and an inferior
one elected because the latter could
be counted on to stand in with the
boys. The scramble which has
been going on in Portland for
'couple of weeks past, is, we believe,
without precedent in this state, and
for the credit of the republican par
ty it is hoped that it may be unique
in the party history. The best men
to fill these offices and, with few ex
ceptions, the most deserving, are
never heard of, but the persistent
pusher is always on hand, and the
rule is that the best men are not
always nor often appointed. It is
utterly useless and foolish to talk
about it though, for there is only
one means to get rid of the chronic
office seeker, it is provided by na
turcar!d ?s caired death. .Let us
. hope that -baiolr a new crop ma
tares civil service or nwaie other ef
fective procedure may kill tile
dustry for good.
What a Fate!
A prominent man who followed
John II. Mitchell out of the repub
lican party last year on the silver
question, but, unlike him, was con
sistent enough to stay out, related
his silver experience to us the other
day. Said he: "I was always a
staunch republican, and I had un
bounded faith in the judgment of
Senator Mitchell. So without seek
ing very deeply for reasons, I fol
lowed what he said in his speeches,
and felt confident he knew what he
was about. I became a free silver
16 to 1, and believed I was right.
In the state election in June '96 we
talked it freely as good enough re
publicanism, because all of our del
egation in congress were republi
cans, and all of them but one wre
pronounced free silver men. When
the national convention met, adopt
ed the gold standard and repudi
ated silver, I thoguht of course they
were wrong and that Wall street
had controlled the convention, but
I firmly believed that our free silver
delegation in congress with Mitchell
at their head, would stick to their
text and that Oregon would be thus
carried for free sHver. You can im
agine how bitterly I felt towards
them when they went square back
on this record and left me in the
populist camp. Now I am out of
politics forever. I see that free sil
ver is a humbug and I seem' to have
lost faith in everybody."
It Will Last.
It is amusing to see the Iugubri-'
ous face a populist puts on now
days when you ask him his opinion
of the situation. His old stock of
arguments are entirely exploded
and useless, and the laity of the
party are incapable of manufactur
ing new ones. So the best he can
do now is to shake his head and
say, "Yes, times are better, but Mc-
Kinley didn't do itv and it won't
last." But the election of McKinley
prevented you from having to take
a silver dollar worth only 40 cents,
for a bushel of your dollar wheat,
for which you are now, or have been
and will be again, getting about $1
in gold, worth 100 cents. You say
it wont last, and you don't want it
to, for you are politically dead if it
does. But it will last, for prosperi
ty has come to other sections of the
country where they ,don t jaise
wheat, and it has come to stay. The
East is a manufacturing district,
every spindle is turning, and every
furnace is heated. Men are getting
better wages and employment is
easier to get, and McKinley 's elec
tion did do that. In the South it is
the same. Old manufactories are
ail starting up, and new ones- are
building. The iron business never
was as active, and cotton is being
mainly used in manufactures at
home. So, that although the elec
tion of McKinley did not make the
crop, nor bring about the price for
it, it did secure the conditions un
der which we are ' enabled to take
advantage of the favorable circum
stances. They have good crops in
Mexico and yet they are seriously
threatened with bankruptcy, and
Bryan's unholy scheme to pauper
ize our money would have placed
us in the verv same situation. Our
big crops would not have saved us.
The Cloud ke.
Late news from Alaska is not
cheerful, nor encouraging for those
wr?b want to rush there v at once,
and the outlook for those who have
gone there late is not very hopeful.
Miners and others who are ac
quainted with the situation in the
int3rior, are earning down to the
coast before the streams and lakes
are frozen over, when it will be next
to impossible to get provisions in
there. The stock ot provisions now
on hand there they fear will not be
sufficient to feed those already
there, and starvation seems staring
them in the face. There seems to
be no doubt but that misery, hard
ship, and even death is in store for
many of those who ventured over
the trail to the Clondyke so late in
the season. And still vessels are
taking up hundreds of passengers
every trip. Warnings are useless
to the man who has once acquired
the craze for gold; his judgment is
paralyzed, and they will continue to
go even though they walk over the
corpses, of those who have gone
While the gamblers and specula
tors on the boards of trade in New
York and Chicago are giving us the
bull and bear act alternately on the
wheat market, the farmers are go
ing ahead harvesting . their cropp,
and will get what they ask for it
when the time comes to sell. Farm
ers need not lose any sleep over-the
wheat irrcket this year.
A Summary of News From
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES.
The Latest Occurrences and Present
Phases of Engrossing Questions,
Gloomy Outlook for Cloudykers.
San rancisco, Sept. 1 The Bul
letin has a letter from Charles
Haines, dated Dawson City, July
16. Mr. Haines is a well-known
newspaper wrft.er, and his letter is
the first written by a trained news
paper man to come out of the Klon
dike gold regions' He sajs:
"The rich diggings have been
comparatively idle during the sum
mer, although the output from El
dorado and Bonanza creeks was
enormous, and there is plenty "of
gold in sight. There is every pros
pect of an immense output of gold
from the district next spring. The
total output this season as near as
Icau judge is, about $7,000,000,
but very little ground has been
worked and the dumps will, like
some of the tailings of old California
placers, pan out thousands of dol
lars when worked with improved
machinery. The placers are the
most puzzling and deceiving I have
ever seen. Imagine a man working
on good 'color' and finding the
ground worth only a few" dollars per
day, and then turning to a waste of
mud and moss, with no surface in
dications, and unearthing a bonan
za. That is the situation here and
all over Alaska.
:Dawson is merely a collection of
log huts, saloons, and , a mass of
tents, about 600 in number. When
the long nights come and the glass
goes down to 65 degrees below zero,
there will be intense suffering here,
and I shudder to think of the re
sults. Provisions are going to. be
very scarce, and there isvery little
doubt thai the entire town will have
to go on short rations during the
winter, and that scurvy will be
rampant. The man who. comes
here to mine does so at the expense
of health and happiness, and it is
with him a -question of making a
fortune quickly or taking "chances
Silver's Jfew Record.
New York Sept. 1. Bar silver
made a new record in this market
today. The quoted price was 5l
cents an ounce, one quarter of a
cent below the previous low record.
At today V price of silver bullion
the value of the silver in the stand
ard silver dollar is 39-62 cents.
The secretary of the department
of agriculture estimates that th.
farmers of this-country will receive
for their surplus products this year
Some Oregon members of the
A. O. U. W. do not believe in the
classified assessment plan adopted
at the last meeting of the grand
lodge, and an opposition movement
has been organized to test the ques
tion in the courts.
The outlook for Oregon products
continues brilliant.. Wheat is stead
ily moving up, and the demand for
it is sharp. Wool, hides, leather,
hops, hay, beans, 'potatoes, provis
ions, dried fruit, live-stock, and, in
fact, almost all the products of the
farm, are selling well at living
prices. This has led to an improved
feeling in country real estate. Ru
Farmers need not be alarmed be
cause wheat goes up, one day and
down the next in the Eastern
boards of trade. They don't see
wheat there; it is nothing but gam
bling in wheat for future delivery,
and has little to do with present
prices. The actual condition of the
wheat market is, that the world's
crop is short, and this country is
the only place on earth where they
will have a surplus.
The democrats of Pennsj'lvania"
had a hot time at their convention
lately. The free silver wing carried
everything their way. They ousted
Mr. Harrity as member of the
national committee and endorsed
free silver and the Chicago platform,
and congratulated "W. J. Bryan for
his glorious championship of a
righteous cause.'' There is no use
in talking otherwise, the democratic
name will stick to the Chicago
platform, and popfllism will finally
flounder in there to stay.
PURE CIDER vinegar in any
tity, for sale only at Corvallis
The Portland's Gold.
The following is a list of the min
ers returning from the Yukon on
the steamer Portland, and the
amount of their clean-ups:
J. Rowan $50,000
Jim Bell. 45,000
Joe Goldsmith 35,000
N. W. Powers 35,000
W. W. Caldwell 30,000
Win Oler 30,000
C. K. Zillv 25.000
F.W.Cobb : 25.000
W. Zahn 15,000
G. S Lansine 15.000
A. Buckley 10,000
B. Farnham 10,000
M. R, Govvler 5,000
It has been stated that the North
American Trading and Transporta
tion Company brought $750,000
from their various stores and trad
ing posts along the Yukon, but this
cannot be verified. It was gener
ally understood that the company
would not bring out its money until
the next trip of the Portland, and
then she would be convoved by a
United States revenue cutter de
tailed by the treasury department.
Meeting of Regents.
Messrs. Hughes, Apperson, Yates, and
Hilleary, the executive committee of the
board of regents, met at the O. A. C.
yesterday, and transacted the following
business : T. H. Crawford, of Portland,
was elected clerk, at a salary of $1,000 a
year ; Henry H. Veach, librarian ; Geo.
Crondike, mail carrier; Clyde Phillips,
blacksmith; Ellsworth Irvine, janitor;
Mr. Smith, farm foreman, had his wages
raised from $40 to $45 a month ; Mr.
Hamilton, assistant horticulturist,
wages raised from $40 to $45 a month ;
Bertha Ellis was" placed in charge of the
vocal department. .The president of the
college was authorized'' to make an ex
hibit at the state fair. .
" Following is. the program of the Oregon
Conference of the M.. 15. Church to be .held
in Corvallis September 8th to; 14th :
Wednesday, Sept. 8. Evening; Sermon.
9 a. m : Opening of the 45th annual ses
sion by Bishop Cyrus D. Foss, D, D,,
2 p. m : Statistical Session.
3:30 p. m: Semi-Centennial Sermon, by
N. Doane, D. D. - .
7 :30 p. m : Missionary Anniversary Ad-
dress, by W. T. Smith, D. D., Mis.
' sionary Secretary.
Friday, 10th. .
8.:30 a. m : Devotional Service.
9 a. m : Conference, .
2:30 p. m : Anniversary of W. F. M. 8.
7:30 p. m: Epworth Rally, Addresses
by C. E. Ljacke, D. D., W.. K. Beans,
D. D., F. L. Moore. - ' v.
Saturday, 11th. .
8:30 a. m : Devotional Service. ,
9 a. m: Conference.
. 2:39 p. m:. Anniversary of W. H. M. S.
.7:30 p. m: Educational Bally.: Ad
dresses by Bishop Foss, G. M: Irwin,
1). D. " . .
Sunday, 12th. ': ' - : '
930 a. m : Conference Love-Feast,' con-
"ducted by W J. Gardner.
'10:30 a. m: Preaching by the Bishop.
3 p. m: Ordination Service.
-7:30 p. m: Missionary Sermon, by H.
Rasmus, D. D.
Monday, 13th. .
8 :30 a. in : Devotional Service.
9 a. m : Conference.
During the coming year we will exchange
40 pounds of liour for one bushel of wheat.
This applies only. to farmers who sell to or
store their grain with us.- We are also
buying oats, or we will ship them forfarm
ers and no commission will be charged.
BENTON FLOURING MILLS CO.
" Kotice to Creditors.
VfOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
IN tlie undersigned has been duly appoint
ed Administratrix of the Estate of James
L. Eglin, deceased, by the County Court of
the State ot Oregon tor uenion county.
All persons having claims against the said
Estate are hereby notified to present the
same to me a. the office of W. S. McFadden
in the City of Corvallis, Benton County,
Oregon, within six months from this date,
verified as by law required.
Dated September 1st, 1897.
Administratrix of the Estate of James
L. Eglin, Deceased.
Notice is hereby given that W. A Jolly
has been appointed by the County Court of
Benton County, Oregon, Administrator of
the estate of George M. Porter, deceased.
All persons having claims against said es
tate are hereby required to present the
same, duly verified as Dy law required, at
the office of Yates & Yates, Corvallis, Ore
gon, within six months from this date.
W. A. Jolly, Administrator.
Dated, August 26, 1897.
C. B. Cauthokn. I E. H. Taylor.
CAUTHORN & TAYLOR
Dentistry of every description done in first
class manner, " and satisfaction guar
anteed. GROWN AND BRIDGE WORK A SPEC ALTY.
Office over Zierolf 's grocery store, opposite
the post office, Corvallis," Oregon.
YAQUINA BAY ROUTE.
Connecting at Yaquina bay with
the San Francisco & Yaquina Bay
Sails from Yaquina every 8 days
for San Francisco, Coos Bay, Port
Orford, Trinidad and Humboldt Bay
EDWIN STONE, Manager.
J. C.TVlAYO. Supt. river div. Cor-
IT. L. WLDEN, Agent, Albany.
"A TIMELY WORD'
To the Bread Winner of the
Family in Behalf of His
Loved Ones at Home.
The fact is now so generally admitted it
needs no argument to convince those upon
whom the duty rests, that life insurance is
the best protection for a man's family, his
estate and his old age. The question with
most men is, what form of policy will best
discharge the duty and in what company
to piace so sacrea t trust.
The Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance
company offers to persons needing insur
ance an insurance policy of the most
definite character perfectly adapted to all
legitimate wants, conceived and admin
istered in perfect equality, guarded by
ample and undoubted security at - the
lowest cost that economy and good man
agement can accomplish consistently with
absolute and perptual safety ;
A policy which after two "or three prem
iums paid becomes by its own terms and
without surrender, fully paid up for an
amount each year stated in printed table
upon the policy.
A policy which, at the end of 10 15, 20.
25, 30, 35, etc., years, may be surrendered
for a cash sum stated in a table printed
in the policy.
A policy participating in the surplus
earned 'which there are no stockholders to
share, so that each member's insurance
costs him only just what it costs the com
pany. A record of fifty-one years of business
economically, conservatively and success
fully managed. Its strength and stability
are unquestioned, its reputation uisullied.
the care and economy with which its
business is managed and the resulting
benents to its members unsurpassed. It
Since organization in 1846 the Connecticut
Received in premiums 192,111,805 65
Returned to policy Holders or tneir represent
For death losses and endowments 102,683,616 37
For surrendered policies 23.803,729 22
For Dividends 56,966,763 64
Total returned to policy holders 182.454.109 93
Received irom policy holders in
excess of amount returned...... 9,657,695 72
Received from interest, rent, etc.. 84,532.793 65
Expenses of management & taxes. 33,208,817 76
Snving dom interest earnings 51, 32,975 61
Net assets January 1, 1897 60,981,671 61
t-irucr essers 1,970,677 27
rreseui Hiimiiiea assets neia ior
policy holders 62,952,338
In the administration of any trust this
tens me wnoie story.
The Oregon general agency rooms 12 and
ria, nanuiton ouuaing, t. M. K J. w. M&-
tnena general agents. Portland. Uree.ra.
Any information desired in regard to the
same will be lurnished bv John L. JJalv.
editor and publisher of the Oregon Union,
caivaiiis loape Biiestoru.
CIORVALLIS LODGE, No 14, A F & A
JM, meets first and third Wednesday of
each month, in Masonic hall. Fisher brick.
FERGUSON CHAPTER, No 5, R A M,
meets second Wednesday in each
month, Masonic, hall.
REGON COUNCIL. No 2, R & S M,
meets fourth Wednesday in each
ST MARY'S CHAPTER, No 9, O E S,
meets every Friday before fuU moon.
Masonic hall. . -
BARNUM LODGE, No 7, 1 O O F, meets
every Tuesday evening in I O. O F
hall, Farra & Allen bnck.
QUI VIVE ENCAMPMENT, ;No 26,
meets first and third Fridays of each
month in I O O F. hall.
ALPHA REBEKA LODGE, No 34,
neets second and fourth Fridays of
each moutji in I O O F Hall.
-FRIENDSHIP LODGE, No 14. A O U
JL W, meets tirst and third Thursday of
eacn month, miuu nail.
NAOMI LODGE, No 26, D of H, meets
second and fourth Thursday of each
month in I O O F hall.
CORVALLIS TENT, No 11, K O T M,
meets second and fourth Wednesday
of each month in I O O F hall.
CORVALLIS HIVE. No 3, L O T M,
meets the first and third Wednesdays
of each month in I O O F hall.
VALLEY LODGE, No 1, K of P, meefs
every Mouday night in Burnett's hall,
over J H Harris' store. Burnett block.
MARTS PEAK CAMP, No 126, W O
W, meets second and fourth Fridays
of each month in Burnett's hall.
MARYS PEAK CIRCLE. No 14, meets
first and third Fridays of each month
in Burnett's hall.
TT'LlS WORTH POST, No 19. G A R
JjJ meets first and third Saturdays of
eacn montn, in .Burnett s nail.
ELLSWORTH RELIEF CORPS, No 7,
meets first and third Friday afternoon,
in Burnett's hall.
"TTNITED ARTISANS, No 23, meets
iJ second and fourth Thursdays of each
month, in Burnett's hall.
"W. E. Taes. J. Fred Yates.
YATES & YATES,
Corvallis, - . - - Oregon.
S. L KLINE,
Consignments of Oats and
Wheat Solicited for the
Portland and San Francis
Liberal Advances to Consignors,
THE FIRST NfiTIOHHL BFHK
Does a general aud conservative banking
J. M. CAMERON,
Banner Harness o! ths World
SUPREMELY GOOD ALL THE
, i BEST EVERYTHING.
ALL HAND MADE-
'Outof Sight" on
ilitv anbl Price.
Give us a call and be con
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Has Commenced to Arrive,
And we are prepared to show you the Finest
Men's, Youths' and Boys' Suits,
Trousers, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Rubbers,
and Rubber Goods ot all kinds. Also the
Greatest Line of Furnishing Goods
We have ever opened up for the inspection
of the public, for the price We are Head
quarters for Buckingham & Hecht's Farm
ers' Boots. None better.
Suits Made to Order by
Oho j pQ 0ne Dollar buys a Fine Cane
Uliail O- Seat Rocker. 65c buys the
Chair to match. ....
PoprtpfQ Mattings, and Linoleums
. wCl J(sld Receive our most careful
t attention. Carpets Sewed Free. Meas
ure your room accurately. We do the
Albany Furniture Co.
Foreign and Domestic Groceries
Fine Teas and Coffees a Specialty
Provisions, Notions, Cigars, Etc. Etc.
. Kept Constantly on Hand. .
OFJYAliLIS, - - - OREGON.
Simpson, Huston & Co.
Hardware, Stoves, Tinware, Agricul
tural Implements, Farm Machinery, Paints
and Oil,. Guns, Ammunition and Fishing
To Hop Growers Interests.
Because you can save from 6 to 16 per
cent by baling your hops with the ;
If you have 105 bales of hops you save the
cost of this baler.
(YOU ASK WHY)
Because no hops are tramped and broken by the
FRANKLIN BALER. Every bale is square cornered and
standard size for shipping;. Buyers pay the best price
for nice hops. MONEY SAVED IS MONEY MADE. Be
sure to see our baler and get our price.
Franklin Machine & Foundry Co.,
Corvallis, - - - - Oregon.
High - Art Tailors.
the Coast on
See our Picture and
Room Mouldings. .
In all Grades.