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GS VALLEY MAN
THOMAS SIDDALL, RECENT ARRIVAL FROM OHIO, KILLS HIMSELF
AT THE HOME OF HIS BROTHER, JOSEPH A. SIDDALL.
SECOND SUICIDE COMMITTED
Man Who Killed Himself at Kings Valley Placed Rifle in His Month and End
ed Life in Terrible Way Was Victim of Stomach Trouble and Brooded
' Over the Suicide of a Brother a month Ago Had Come to Kings Val-
' law Onlv I .act Mav and I.lvnA Wttti Rrafliar
; Thomas J. Siddall, aged 58
years, committed suicide' in a
shed at the Siddall home about
one mile north of the Kings Val
ley church yesterday, by shoot
ing oft; the top of his head with a
rifle. . He was afflicted with stom
ach trouble and had been de
spondent since a Salem physician
told him a short time ago that
uiere waa uu xieip ior mm.
How He Did It
The deed was done about nine
o'clock. . Mr. Siddall used a 30-30
rifle and a soft-nosed bullet. He
went to the shed at the rear of
the house, sat down in a chair,
placed the rifle between his knees,
the muzzle , of the rifle in . his
mouth and pulled the trigger.
'The entire top of his head was
bibwixlofff brains antibdries
scattered over the whole room. -A
Grewsome Sight .
The body was found by Joseph
A. Siddall, brother of Thomas,
wiiii wiium ne was n vine:. Joseon
-and a Mr. Allen had left the
. house shortly before nine and
gone to the hills in search of
0-Oftt:S. MrH. SirMnll hoinrr la Ft Ko.
hind. The men heard the shot
but thought nothing about it.
Mrs. Siddall did not hear it.
Shortly after nine the men re
turned to the house, and Mr. Sid
dall went into the shed to get a
string. There he , found his
brother in the condition described.
Hanging clothes hid the face
from view and Mr. Siddall saw
only the gun and his brother's
bloody hands,, and he rushed to
"My God, Tom, have you hurt
yourself?" It was a horrible
sight that finally met his eyes: I
Coroner Bovee was called, leav-1
ing here at 1:80 and getting to
Kings Valley at 7 p. m. It was
. so plain a case of suicide that no
inquest was necessary. : The
burial will be made at Kings Val
ley tomorrow at 11 a. m.
Brother Committed Suicide
Thomas Siddall was a bachelor.
He came from Ohio last May to
live with his brother Joseph, at
Kings Valley.. He had been ail
ing and was considerably affect
ed by the suicide of a brother,
Dr.J.R. Siddall, atOberlin, Ohio,
. about one month ago. Dr. Sid
dall was a dentist, grieved over
the loss of a fine cow and jumped
into a cistern, drowning himself.
. The bachelor brother in Kings
Valley carried a clipping telling
of this event and frequently read
it. The past few days he had been
especially " restless, constantly
walking through the house, but
not complaining. , None at the-
Siddall home thought of suicide,
but it. is presumed that his
IN THE FAIVHLY THUS YEAR
mind became overburdened and
knowing his physical condition
was hopeless he decided to er,d
it alL -
Eugene Register: "A writer
Lin the Corvallis Times-Gazette is
playing over all the games had
between 0. A. C. and Oregon
since 1894 and revising the
scores in behalf of 0. A. C. It
that will make the Aggies feel
any better there is - no objection
at this end of the line. There is
still sufficient glory left to satisfy
the most exacting Oregon player.
cerned, its games always end
when the contests are over.
They do not indulge in aftermaths
or ' what - might - have - beens,
They are always good losers. V
Philomath, Dec. 2. --Roy Wil
loughby, a student at the Col
lege of Philomath, fell while
playing basket ball and injured
his shoulder arid knee. It was
not 'thought serious at first but
blood poisioning set in and he is
now under the doctor's care.
Rev. Ware was a Corvallis
Miss Olive . . , Wallace and
brother, Harrison, . - returned
Tuesday to resume their studies
at the College of Philomath after
having spent the Thanksgiving
holidays at their home near Hal
Wm. Webster was in Corvallis
last Monday between trains. -
A Donation Social" was ten
dered Rev. Ware and family last
Thursday evening. A large
crowd, met at Arthur Tonge-
land's grocery store and pur
chased "eatables" amounting to
$25, and in a body presented
them to the minister, who was
Miss Edna Wyatt returned to
Philomath Sunday after
lnanKsgmng at nome east o:
this city. She is a student a
the College of Philomath.
Claude Hyde, of . Corvallis.
spent Thanksgiving with his
brother, Lloyd, in Philomath.
Prof. Cannon, principal of the
Belf ountam school, visited
f riends in this city last week.
0. B. Bowman, of Huntington
( Continued on Page Two)
OOTBALL FATALITIES BADLY PADDED
Investigation reveals that the
published list of 26 deaths pur
ported to have resulted from
football during the season of
909 can not be accepted as cor
rect, that the list is flagrantly
swelled and padded solely for
sensationalism and that deaths
of football players that have re
sulted from causes foreign to
football are unjustly charged up
against violence ' of the game
under the 1909 rules. Following
is a list of the misrepresented
cases so far as discovered up to
present writing by, the Chicago
Tribune and re-presented m the
Langdon Babcock, Buffalo, N.
Y.; included in the 1909 -casual
ity list, was dead three months
before the 1909 football season
begh. He died of pneumonia
said to have been contracted
from injuries received in a game
played under the "old rules" in
year 1905. Unjustly chalked up
against 1909 football:
- Charles E. Jacks, Denver,
Col., included in 1909 casuality
ist- Died four months before
the season of 1909 began. He
was a football player in 1906
and had not played since Novem
ber, 1906. The 1909 rules were
not to blame for this, 1 -
Domestic Define, Massillon,
Ohio.; Included in 1909 casuality
ist. .Died of, consumption 5J
imonths before 1909 footballs sea
son began Said to have con
tracted consumption during foot
ball season of 1908. , Unjustly in
cluded in 1909 list, .
tiMorrill Ricketts, Forest, 111.
Died eight months previous to
football season of 1909. His
name is unjustly included in
1909 list. . , ,
Charles Becker, Findlay, Ohio.
An eleven-year-old boy. , c Was
tackled in a back " lot by some
schoolboys. The 1909 football
rules are not to be blamed for
this. He died during the season
of 1909. Unjustly included. .
Samuel Moore, Camden, N. J.
Died eight months previous to
football season of 1909. Reports
jrtlBHWV I'lElf Vk VI'UI
Wool blankets, extra
fine quality, white with
pink and blue borders.
Large size, price $7.50.
Cotton' blankets, white
and colored. Price, 75c
A beautiful child's
set of Chinese Thibet,
collar and muff to match.
, Very warm. Price $3.
Bootees, white with
pink and blue; infants'
sacques, white with pink
and blue ' trimmings.
Prices,' 50c, 60c, and 85&
Infants' silk crocheted
hood, price 50c to $1.50.
charge that he "died suddenly"
as a result - of being kicked in
the groin on Thanksgiving day,
1908; fact is he died January 21,
1909, yet his name appears . un
justly in the list for the season
of-1909 which began in Septem
- John McArthur, Wabash,
Indiana. , Injured at football in
1908. Died five months .before
season of 1909. Unjustly re
corded in list of casualties for
season of 1909.
Walter J. Lufsey, Jr., Rich
mond, Va. A football -player
who died of pneumonia said to
have.- been : contracted- during
this season. - Violence under 1909
rules' not to blame. : ' : - ;
Frank Trimble. Bloomington,
111. - A football player who died
of blood poisoning resulting
from a small scratch that was
not cared fon The 1909 rules
not to blame. His name is un
justly included. . -
Vejrne Merrill, Janesville.
Wis.' Died of blood poisoning
resulting from uncared for in
jury of 1909 football. Unjustly
chalked ' up against 1909 rules.
: Russel P. Heckel, ' Pittsburg,
Pa. This boy refused to tell how
and.Jwhere he was "hurt. The
cordner's jury has charged the
injury to 1909 football, "which, is
probably correct but not abso
The N. Y. "Evening Mail" of
Nov. 20, 1909, ' claims only five
victims of football during : the
season V of .1909. -This would
be a remarkablyIow record'
any sport. -
. The above shows twelve
of the twenty-six deaths not
titled to a place in the list. :
All parties are hereby notified
not to hunt, fish or otherwise
trespass on my place four miles
north of Corvallis, Ore. Parties
violating this warning will be
prosecuted to the full extent of
the law. John Kiger,.
, ' r' P " Corvallis, Oregon.
Dated December 1, 1909.
' V 12-2-Th & W-5-W.
TDecial Picture Sale
Friday and Saturday
For Friday and Saturday we will place on sale 200 of the most
beautiful framed pictures ever show n in the city. These are all
framed and ready for delivery. T hey are very appropriate and
acceptable Xmas Gifts.
, ' -Size 6x8 inches, price. .. i. ...15c
Size 7x9 inches, price. 15c
" Size 6x11 inches, price 25c
Size. 9x11 inches, price. ........ : . 35c
Size 10x12 inches, price...... ...40c
Size 12x16 inches, price. . ....65c
Size 11x25 inches, Panel, price. ...... .... .$1.50
Size 15x20 inches, Christie Pen Sketch. . ..... 1.50 :
Size 16x22 inches, price .' .1.75
, Among them are Yale, Harvard and Princeton College' Pic
tures and Christie Pen Sketches.
A SAKE PLACE TO TRADE
FROM ENGINE PILOT AND
FEET SLIPPED FROM UNDER HIM AND HE WAS THROWN BENEATH
MOVING TRAIN ALMOST TO HIS DEATH
GUT, BRUISED AND BONES DISLOCATED BUT HE WILL LIVE
Unfortunate Victim of Accident Rather Miraculously Escapes Death- Fell
- Between Platform and Rails and Was Jerked Along by Boxing -- Shows
Sfranor Vifalifv anil Ha (InnA PlianrA nf Farlv Raravarv (rnvn Ma nv In.
juries Was Albany Man New
At the UnionlStation this morn
ing about 9 o'clock, Chas. Cochell,
a brakeman, stepped from the
pilot of a moving engine, slipped,
and fell in such a way that the
boxing of the tender caught him
at the rear of the head and drag
ged him almost to his death. As
it is, Cochell lies at the Mary's
River Sanitarium with a terribly
mangled head, a dislocated
shoulder, and bruises from head
to foot. ' -,
May Pull Through
According to Dr. B. A. Cathey,
who is looking after him, Cochell
has good chances to pull through,
though it is possible that some
thing unforseen may . develop.
The brakeman is very badly
bones' are broken, and his skull
was not fractured, as, reported.
One ear was practically torn off,
.a hole was gouged in his neck
and there is a cut on the back
part of the head. He was uncon
scious when taken to the hospital,
but came around all right and is
now rational. Cochell says he
remembers being rolled over a
time or two. 1
Very Narrow Escape
The accident happened about
forty-five feet from the north
end of the platform. At this
writing there are marks on the
IS A PLEASURE HERE
-- . . .
on the Run. '
ties and in the - mud showing
where the unfortunate was drag
ged along. The distance between
the platform and the rail ia
scarcely more than eighteen
inches and it seems miraculous
that the body did not get under
the moving wheels. H C. Man
gus, of Job's addftion, was the
only person besides the engineer
of Conductor Riley's train who
saw the accidentand he thought
there was no hope for the un
Cochell is an Albany man about
thirty years of ; age, married but
separated from his wife, and was
a new man on the run.
IIIIIIWMIa hl lial II
The ladies of the Congrega
tional church will hold their an
nual bazaar December 10 and 11.
The first evening an oyster sup
per will be served in connection
with the sale. Homej-made can
dies will be a special feature.
Fancy work, aprons, comforts,
sofa pillows and several porch
swings will all be on sale. Cof
fee and sandwiches will be served
at any time during the two days.
Come and and see us for your
Christmas buying. We will be
able to please you. Calla lily
blooms, direct from California,
will be on exhibit 12-2-lt & w
Hair Rolls and
Curly net covered Hair.
Rolls, all colors, price 50c
Curly Hair Rolls, not
covered, extra long, all
Wire Hair Rolls, price
Beautiful back combs,
25c and 50c
Ladies' Belt Buckles in
gilt, oxide or silver, in
two-piece . effect, price
Beautiful Belt Buckles,
Ecru Point De Venis
Lace Yoke, price $1.75.
Ecru Lace Cape Collar,
7 inches wide, a beauti
ful collar, price $1.50.
Lace collars, beautiful
assortment, 35c to 75c