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About Oregon union. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1897-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 19, 1897)
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JOHN D. DALY, Editor an1 Pub.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1897.
Four months ago this paper said
that in its opinion, the democratic
name would stick to the Chicago
platform. Recents events are prov
ing the correctness of Hint opinion,
. arid today we publish a Lng editor
ial from the Oregonian giving full
information on that subject. There
seems to be no doubt that in the
coming election in Oregon the Union
Republican and gold standard de
mocrats will have the same fight
they had last November. A union
of all the reckless elements, of all
the other combinations may be ex
pected against them. The honest
middle of the road populists will try
to hold their organization together
and run a clean ticket of their own,
but they will not succeed, the com
bination against them will be too
strong, and already their leading pa
pers are inviting outsiders into their
wigwams. With this state of affairs
an ascertained fact, it would seem
to us the part of wisdom to arrange
for some kind of a permanent ox
ganization against them of all the
forces that favor good government
and honest money.
We had determined to leave the
bank assessment matter to the bank
and the assessor to fight it out in
another paper. But the position
the assessor's letter to the Times
leaves us in is; that we did not
know what we were talking about.
The capital stock of the bank is
$50,000, with part of that it has
-purchased real estate, mortgages,
county warrants, etc., for about
$16,000; instead deducting this
from the $50,000 the assessor adds
it to it for assessment purposes, and
makes its assessable wealth about
$70,000; is this a mistake? or what
is it? Figures won't lie, but ' men
who are mistaken will sometimes
TWO PARTIES ONLY.
The results of the recent election
have brought, sincere democrats
who believe in the gold standard to
the parting of ways. The gold de
mocrats in Massachusetts cast a
little more than 3 per cent, of the
total vote; the gold-democratic vote
fell below that of last year in Mass
achuBotts, when many gold demo
crats were believed to have gone
temporarilary with the republicans.
In Kentucky trie gold-democrat
vote exhibited no strength whatever
and it is plain that the demo
cratic party cannot be rebuilt
on the old lines of Cleveland's
opposition to free silver coin
age. There is no room for a third
party. The republican party must
henceforth declare squarely for the
gold standard and against free sil
ver, with no such impracticable ex
pedient as "international "bimeta
lism" attached. The leading jour
nals of the East at last begin to see
it, and confess"that there are "to be
but two real parties in this country
in the tuture one party for Bryan
ism and one against it." And the
gold-democrats must choose which
they shall serve. The democratic
party machine henceforth is sure to
be worked steadily for Bryanism;
that is, for radicalism and ultimate
revolution; and for thosu who desire
to maintain the public credit and
preserve American institutions
against the insidious approach of
socialism, which is ready to give
the hand again to anarchism, as it
did on the Chicago platform, there
is one thing left, viz., to act with
the republicans so long as the de
mocratic party, as a political ma
chine, remains in the hands of Bry
There is no longer any hope of
the Cleveland democracy recaptur
ing the party organization; there is
no longer any room or justification
for the mugwump in either party.
'inau'iBUSt bea republican or a
democrat, and a democrat is a Bry
anite: and the so-called "mug
wump," or independent, journals of
the East, like the Springfield Re
publican, are the first to see this
situation and the first to ivarn the
gold democracy that they must ac
cede it, since there "is 116 room be
tween the policy of republican con
servatism and the democratia pol
icy of change and upheaval to' he
found for building up a leading op
position to republicanism. Com
menting on the slump of the gold
vote in Kentucky, the Republican
says that, "taken in connection
with the reports from other states,
this must be regarded as near a
finishing blow to the hopes of the
bid democratic leaders, who had
thought to rebuild the party on
Cleveland administration lines."
The New York Sun, which since
the nomination of Bryan in 1896
has been as aggressive a republican
journal as there is in the countrj-,
agrees with the view of the inde
pendent press, but goes further and
predicts that in 1900 there will be
a united Bryanite democratic party,
"with the delegation from the great
and pivotal Empire state of New
York supporting the reaffirmation
of the Chicago platform, against
which it stood so solidly in 1896."
The Chicago Times-Herald corres
pondent does not assent to this con
clusion of the Sun that the New
York democracy will surrender to
Bryani3m in 1900, and it annouces
that David B. Hill hopes by 1900,
"in co operation with the democrats
of other states, to lead the party so
far away from Bryan and Bryan
ibm that neither the platform nor
the candidate of 1896 will be ft the
front again. They seek, a ground
upon whieh the democracy can be
reunited for the presidential cam
paign of 1900, and Mr. Bryan and
his 16 to 1 have no place in it."
The co-operation of democrats
from other states is said to include,
not only Wa'tterson in Kentucky,
but Gorman in Maryland, Smith in
New Jersey, Carter Harris n in Ill
inois, Hoke Smith in Georgia, Har
rity in PennS3Tlvania, and McLean
in Ohio. Of course, Hill will be
backed by Tammany Hall. But,
while there is a plausible plea for
the success of this plan, it is too ear
ly to predict victory for these art
ful engineers, and it is not to be
forgotten that Gorman was beaten
in Maryland on a straddle game of
this sort. ' The democracy West
and South, as represented in the re
cant elections, seems to be quite as
passionate partisans of ree silver
and Bryanism as they were in 1896,
and" against this passionate ignor
ance and enthusiasm for error the
"straddle" statesmanship of such
men as David B. Hill is not likely
to avail. Much will depend, of
course, upon the eventsof the com
ing year, and the congressional elec
tions of 1893. Nebraska . and Kan
sas, wheatgrowing st ites, gave sil
ver about as large a vote this year
as last, and in Iowa the democrats,
after a campaign on the silver issue,
have polled within 30,000 as .many
votes as in the presidential year,
the largest vote in their history in
state elections. In these old repub
lican states the rise in wheat and
the revival of business and conse
quent prosperity have not seriously
impaired the silver craze. It is not
likely that next year the "straddle"
statesmen of the East, like David
B. Hill, will capture ty vWest and
South, in which lies the strength of
free silver which nominated Bryan
in 1898, and it is altogether impro
bable that New York can prevent
the nomination of Bryan or an
equally uncompromising evangelist
of free silver and free riot. In that
event the great state of New York
will be sure to go republican as it
did in 1866, for there e too many
property-holders in both par
ties in. New York to vote for
a financial policy which picks
the pocket of both parties. It does
not offend a democratic property
holder's moral sense merely to look
at the "silver elephant," but when
it comes to buying the elephant and
feeding him at ruinous expense, the
democratic propertyholder at the
East is anxious to invest. Oregon
ian. General Grant's Religions Spirit.
"I am a profound believer," said
General Grant, "in a special and a
general providence that shapes the
destiny of individuals and nations,
but in such a way as not to destro'
man's free agency."
On another occasion, while con
versing with Doctor Cramer, his
brother-in-law, abnut his exper
iences in the war, he said that he
always carried out what he had
planned to do.
"Did you ever pray toGod for aid
and success?" asked Doctor Cramer.
"Often mentally, but briefly." be
answered." "I asked for strength
and wisdom to carry to a successful
termination my task. Like my
mother, I never talk much about
religion, I ut I think much It is
the all-important subject."
Grant, while present, spoke one
day to his brotheiMn-iawof the tre
mendous responsibility of the office.
"I often," said he, "during the ses
sion of Congress, after a day of hard
work and evening spent in meeting
social claims, si up till it is far be
yond midnight to study the various
questions submitted for rny action."
',Do you ever pray for wisdom
and guidance?" asked his relative.
"Yes; night and day I ask God
in silent prayer to tid me in pre
fotmiug my duties,'' he answered.
"I believe in prayer, though I don't
talk about it."
Doctor Cramer mentions a con
versation, wherein Grant told him
that being present at a communion
service in the .Metropolitan Method
ist Church of Washington, he re
quested Schuyler Colfax, then vice
president, who sat in a pew in front
of him, to accompany him to the
communion table. "He declined,
so I too, stayed away. An illustra
tion of the influence of example."
Speaking of the impressions made
by his visit to Jerusalem, General
Grant said:- "I never felt so solemn
in my life as I did while standing
before places made sacred by their
associations with Christ when He
was on earth." Youth's Compan
ion. . .
O. A. C. Notes.
Prof. Horner made a trip to
Prof. Crawford, Dept. of Elocu
tion, made a visit to Albany Satur
day. The Gazette is mak'ng arrange
ments to charter a car to run to
Eugene, and return Sunday.
Messrs. Riddle & Gault have ac
cepted the position as printers for
the Oreoon Union. We trust the
men give good satisfaction.
Last Saturday night th Sorosjs
literary society surprised the Ami
citi's society, while the Pierions
surprised the Jeffersonians.
Mr. Robt. Lanka, of the freshman
class, designer of the Barometer,
has accepted a position with W. S.
Gardner, the photographer..
Multnomah football team defeat
ed the Chemawa football team by a
score of 28 to 0 which is not so well
as the "hayseeds" did 3 weeks ago.
Several members of the faculty
chaperoned a dancing party given
by the dance class, and their lady
frie.i Is, with Lieut. Dentler, their
instructor in the art of dancing.
Misses Ellis and Nash, of the
musical department, will give a
vocal and piano recital at the M. E.
church on Friday, Nov. 19th. They
will be assisted by W. Gilford Nash,
of Eugene. ,,
Coach BIoss has given the first
team their final hard practice and
from now on until Saturday will
simply go through signals and ex
ercise for wind. The following
members will go to Eugene: Mc
Allister, Bodine, Elgin, Walters,
Thurston. Mc Bride, Stimpson,
Kruse, Holgate, Scroggins, Gault,
Burnett, Pendleton, Osborn, Noel,
Gallagher, Scott, Huddleson, Bux
ton and Holmes.
The social given Friday night for
tli3 freshman clas was highly en
joyed by all. Pres. Carl delivered
a few pleasing remarks, after which
the following musical literary pro
gram was rendered: Piano duet,
Miss Baber and Mr. Charman, Vo
cal Solos Miss Spangler and Miss
Holland, Declamation, W. W. Gar
row. Reading, Miss Blanch Holden,
and Piano Solo, Miss Baber. Prof.
Horner then delivered a few re
marks. The rest of the evening
was spent in games and.social con
Grand Musical Event.
Miss Bertha Ellis and Miss Dorothea
Nash will give .their promised musical
recital at tRe M. E. church on Friday
evening, the 19th of November, when
the following excellent programme will
be produced. They will be assisted by
Mr. Gifford Nash of the State Univer
sity. It will be given for invited guests
only and the O. A. C. students:
Concerto G minor Mendelssohn
1 -J orchestral accompaniment
(.arranged for second piano
2 Bid me Discourse Bishop
f a-Zur Gintarre Moszkowski
3 b-Etude op 25 No. 9 Chopin
c-Consolation No. 6 Lizst
.d-Sinning Song Mendelssohn
I Devotion Schumann
1 -! Dreams Wagner
(An Enquirer Schubert
- (Sonate op. 20 Beethovan
(Andante five variations Scherzo
(Florian song Godard
6 -Beat upon mine little heart Nevin
; Sweet heart adieu Myer Helmund
7 Mazurka . " Godard
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To rent an elegantly furnished lower
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Rain! Rain!! Rain!!!
Dick Ballard has been out to Big
Elk for the past week.
W. E. Brieu and wife cf Corvallis
are here visiting friends.
Jack West and family of Siletz,
are living on the old Ketchum
William Mulkey has been out
from Big Elk doing a job of carpen
ter work for Ballard Bros. .
The Revs. MeVicker and Wren
saw are holding very interesting
meetings at the school house.
Mr. StaT of the Times force was at
Wren Wednesday in the interest of
the Corvallis Times and the Ore
gonian. Our little burg was thrown into a
flutter of excitement by the an
nouncement that the Chinese camp
had been robbed of ninety dollars,
four razors, and a . few handker
chiefs, on last Saturdry morning
between seven o'clock and half past
eight a. m. It was done presum
ably by tramps, ps two had been in
the neighborhood. "Jo."
A Question. "Wheather or not the
nickle-in-the-slot maching is subject to
the ordinance of the city regulating
gambling machines or wheather or not
the council have the power to pass an
ordinance prohibiting its use, may be
open to some question until the Circuit
court has passed on the subject, but the
fact that Alba Heywood and his com
pany of finished artists that appear at
the opera house Saturday night, of next
week, give one of the liest entertain
ments that has been seen in Corvallis for
a long time, is not open to question.
Those who have had the pleasure of see
ing him when here before, have passed
on the question and decided that any
demurrer to the company should be
promptly over ruled,
Everybody be prepared with a dollar,
to pay their dog tax. I will call on you
on Monday next.
Chief of Police.
Here Ton Are ! Save Money !
A Plow Harness, traces 2 inches
wide, (not scant 2a), three link toggles,
with a folded pad that don't hurt a
horsa's back, with turn up billets same as
on Concord pads ; bridles and lines
and snaps ; Concord collars, breast straps
and snaps. All traces are stitched with
a 10 cord waxend, while hand work is
stitched with a 5 cord waxend, which
makes double the thread in favor of the
machine. Price of harness, complete,
Cobvallis Harness Factory,
The Kegulntor of Prices
School Clerks' Attention.
Your attention is again called to the
law, which requires all teachers holding
state diplomas or state certificates to
have the same registered in the Supt's
office. A certificate of either the above
class is not valid in this county, unless
it bears the Supt's stamp of registration.
G. W. Denman,
Sup't of Benton Co.
All those knowing themselves to be
indebted to N. P. Briggs are requested to
call and settle the same with me at Mr,
Briggs' old stand, as all his accounts have
been placed in my hands for collection.
J. M. Cameron.
C. B. Cacthobn. I E. H. Taymw.
CAUTHORN & TAYLOR
Dentistry of every description done in first
class manner, and satisfaction guar
anteed. CROWN AND BRIDGE WORK A SPEC ALTY.
Office over Zierolf 's grocery store, opposite
the post office, Corvallis, Oregon.
For one year to one
No such offer has ever be
fore been made.
We give you all the news
of the State, the Nation and
the World, together with all
the County news for
$1.75 a year.
Send in your names at once.
"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 bast protection for a man's family, his j
estate and nis old age. The question with !
most men is, what form of policy will best 1
discharge the duty and in what company !
to place so sacred a 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 winch, 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 unsullied,
the care and economy with which its
business is managed and the resulting
benefits to its members unsurpassed. It
' Since organization in 1846 the Connecticut
Received in premiums 192,111,805 65
Returned to policy holders or their represen
tatives: For death losses and endowments 102,683,616 37
For surrendered policies 23.803,729 22
For Dividends 5!i,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.. 84,532.7y3 65
Expenses of management & taxes. 83,208,817 76
Saving fiom interest earnings 51, 32",975 61
Net assets January 1, 1897 60,981,671 61
Other assets 1,970,677 27
Present admitted assets held for
policy holders .. 62,952,338 88
In the administration of any trust this
tells the whole story.
The Oregon general agency , rooms 12 and
13, Hamilton building; F. M. & J. W. Ma
thena gen ral agents, Portland, Oregon.
Any information desired in regard to the
same will be furnished by John D. Daly,
editor and publisher of the Oregon Union,
Corvallis Lodge Directory.
C10RVALLIS LODGE, No 14, A F & A
M, meets first and third' Wednesday of
each month, in Masonic hall. Fisher brick.
FERGTJSOX CHAPTER; No 5, K A M,
meets second Wednesday in each
month. Masonic ball. 1
OREGON COUNCIL, No 2, U & S M,
meets fourth Wednesday in each
month, Matonic hall.
ST MARY'S CHAPTER, No 9, O E S,
meets every Friday before foil moon.
BAKNUM LODGE, No 7, 1 O O F, meets
every Tuesday evening in I O O F
hall, Farra & Allen br'ck.
QUI VIVE ENCAMPMENT, ;No 20,
meets first and third Fridays of each
month in I O O F hall.
ALPHA REBEKA -LODGE, 'No Si,
meets second and fourth Fridays of
each month in I O O F Hall.
FRIENDSHIP LODGE, No 14, A O U
W, meets first and third Thursday of
each month, in I O O F hall.
NAOMI LODGE, No 20, 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, meets
every Monday night in Burnett's hall,
over J H Harris' store. Burnett block.
MARIS 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 eat-h month
In BumeU'g hall.
ELLSWORTH POST. No 19, G A R
meets first and ihird Saturdays of
each month, in Burnett's hall.
ELLSWORTH RELIEF CORPS, No 7,
meets first and third Friday afternoon,
in Burnett's hall
UNITED ARTISANS. No 23, meets
second and fourth Thursdays of each
month, in Burnett's hall.
FRATERNAL UNION OF AMERICA
meets first and third Tuesdays of
every month at A. O. U. VV. hall.
Stock Ranch and Farn Land for Sale.
About 2(10 acres adjoining to, and (he
nucleus of a large and excellent stock
range; containing a large proportion of
larn lug lanu, aoout tour miles irom
Also 130 acres, beautiful place, in the
Belknap settlement, Either place for sale
reasonable. Good timber, saw mil) school
and churches near both ' places. Inquire
of M. S. Woodcock, Corvallis, Oregon, as
iidminislrator of the e3tate of vv. j.
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed ha been duly appointed by the
County Court of the State of Oregon, ex
ecutor of the estate of R. C. Gibson,
deceased. All persons having claims
against saia estate are required 10 prcscui
the same to me properly verified, as In
law required, at the law office of J. II.
Gibson, Corvallis, Oregon, within sis
months trom the elate nereoi.
Dated this 2d day of October, 1897.
" K. 10. GIRSON.
Executor of the Estate of It. C.
Notice to Bidders.
Notice is hereby given 'that the County
Court will receive sealed bids for the in
dexing of all instruments of Record in the
County Recorder's Office, relating to real
property. Said indexes to be made from
the original Records of Deeds, Mortgages,
Powers of Attorneys, etc. and each instru
ment indexed in the name of each and all
fiarties to the said instruments, direct and
Bdirect, including brief description of the
property, in books to be furnished by the
county, and known as the Schlichts System
of Indexes, Each bid to be accompanied
by a certified check in the sum of $o0 00 the
same to be forfeited if the bidder fails to
fulfill his agreement if called upon so to do,
or if said successful bidder damages said
books. And as the character of the writ
ing will be one of the points determining
the awarding of the contract, each bid
must be accompanied by a sample of pen
manship execnttd by the person or persons
who will do said indexing.
All bids to be filed with the County Clerk
on or before 1 o'clock p. in., Wednesday,
the 10th day of December, 1897. The Court
reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Dated this 9th day of Nov., 1897.
VIRGIL E. WATTERS,
This is a special line of shoes that can
be worn without rubbers and still have dry
used all through the East and California
and are highly praised. They are
neatly made and will make a
good dress shoe.
Price: $2.50, $3.00, and $3.50.
Hero port, Meiqmnei Bql,
JORMERLY the Bay View House, will be contacted in
First Class style at reasonable rates by the pres
RATES: Heals 25c, Beds 25c, Board per Week, $4.50.
The house will.be open all winter, and special rates will
be made for invalids and others wanting to spend the -winter
months at the seaside.
-, . MRS. NELLIE CAMPBELL.
YAQUINA BAY ROUTE.
Connecting at Yaquina bay -with
the San Francisco & Ya-quina" Bay
Sails from Yaquina every 8 days
for San Francisco, Coos Hay, and
PASSENGER ACCOMMOD RIONS UN
SURPASSED. Sho; test route between the Wil
lamette aiiey and California.
Fare from A'bany and points
r wetft to San Francisco
Cahin ,$ 8 00
Steerage : 6 00
Round Trip good for 00 days
To Coos Bay:
Cabin if 8 00
Steerage 6 00
To Humboldt Bav and Port Orford:
Cabin... '.1 $10 00
Steerage 8 00
Steamer "Albany" between Port
land and Corvaljis, through with
out lay-oyer. Leaving Corvallis
6:30 a. m.. Tuesdays, Thursdaj's and
Sundays; leaves Portland, Yamhill
St. Dock, 6:00 a. m. Mondays, Wed
nesdays and Fridays.
EDWIN STONE, Manager.
J. C. MAYO. Supt. river div. Cor
H. II. CRONISE, Agent,
THE FIRST SilTIOKfll- BflKK
Doei a general and conservative hanking
The Union, $1 a Year
The Leading Hotel
FIRST CLASS IN
SPECIAL SHOW ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL
Free car to and from all trains: r
Corvalllis Bicycle Works
ALL WORK DONE IN GOOD
STYLE. m mmm a specialty:
T. W. Dilley, prop.
W.E.Yates. J. Fred Yat,r
YATES & YATTKS,
EAST mo SOUTH
Southern Pacific Boole.
Expiesf Trains leivs Portland Daily.
South j " r kobtp
B:3u p. m. i Lv Portland
9:40 p. m. j Ar Corvallis
7:4") k. m. i ApSuu Francisco
The above trnius stop at all tt itions between
Portland and Salem, Turner, Ma:ion, Albany,
fa-igeut, bhedds, Hulsey, Harri.sburg, .turctiou
City, Euseiie, roitiifte (.rove, Druias, O: kluml.
and all stations f r. m Uoseburg to Ashlaud. in
clusive. KOSKBTJRG MAIL DAILY
8:30 a. M. i Lv Ponbuid
12;25 P. M.
5:20 p. m.
Ar ! 4:3i r. m.
Lv VJt-.M p. m.
Lv 1 7:80 A. M.
LOCAL PA.SSENOER TRAIN DAILY (EXCEPT SUNDAY)
7:30 A. M. I Lv Aibnv
8:15 a. m. Ar Lebrnon
4;00 p. M. Lv Albany
4:45 p. m. A r Lebanon
Ar ! 9:25 a. m.
Lv 8:40 a. .
Ar I 5 55 p. m
Lv i 5;10 p. m-
EMnlner Cars on Oeden Home.
Pullman Buffet Sleepers
Second class Sleep ng Cars,
Attached to all through train".
West Side Division,
Between Portland and Corvallis.
Mail Train Daily (Except Sunday).
7:30 A M. fLv Portland
12:15 P. M. j ArCorvalUs
Ar I 5:50 P. tT.
Lv 1:05 p.m.
of Oregon Contral & Eastern Railroad.
express I'rain Daily Except Sunday.
4:S0 p. m.
7:30 p. M.
Ar I 8;25 a. m.
Lv I 5:50 a. m.
Lv 14;50 a. M.
To all points Est; nd South.
For tickets and Information regarding raftn
mnps, eic, call on company's agent, A. K. Mil
ner at Co: vallis.
R. KOEHLER, Manager. '
E. P. ROGERS, Asst. li. F. & p. Agt. Portland
of Corrallis Oregon.