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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 10, 1909)
An Incident of the Days of Stage
coach Holdups. - r
QUICK WIT OF PAT CLOHESY.
Special Sale on All Trimmed Hats
ALL PRICES REDUCED
Large assortment to. choose from. Make
your selection early
Summer Rates East
During the Season 1909
' via the-:
Southern Pacific Co.
from - ... . - , V'
To OMAHA and Return - - $62.60
To KANSAS CITY and Return $62.60
To ST. LOUIS and Return - - $70.10
To CHICAGO and Return - - $75.10
; and to other principal cities in the East, Middle West and South.
' Correspondingly low fares.
On Sale June 2, 3; July 2, 3; August 11, 12
To DENVER and Return - - $57.60
On Sale May 17, July 1, August 11
Going transit limit io days rom date of sale, final return limit October
These tickets present some very attractive features in the way of stop
over privileges, and choice of routes; thereby enabling passengers to- make
side trips to many interesting points enroute. -
Routing on the return trip through California may te had at a slight
advance over the rates quoted.
Full particulars, sleeping car reservations and tickets will be furnished
by R. C; LINNVILLE, Southern Pacific local agent at Corvallis or
WM. M'MURRAY, General Passenger Agent
Paints and Varnishes are the BesC 'Sold by '
Graham & Wells
GENERAL REPAIR SHOP
Prompt attention given to repairing all kinds of gasoline en
gines, autos, bicycles. Plows . and axes sharpened.
Saws filed. All work guaranteed satisfactory and done
on short notice- Gi,ve us a call. We can " please you.
Located back of Beal .Brosv'-blacksmith shoy on Second
street. Phone No. 3145 Ind.
YOU GET WHAT WE GET
- rkBt r a ur books are open for your inspection.
! Zi! & Buyers name given if wanted We not only
isomer hsb . , -u . a '. . . j i .. in
gei, lup prices, out you can sausiy yourseu
"absolutely at any time that you get what we
get. PROMPT CASH RETURNS
Ship your produce to us. -Write
to i us now for coops, tags, etc.
SOUTHERN OREGON G0UUISSI01I GO.
V.H. McCqrquooale. Prop-. 95 Front St., Portland, Oregon
The Trick by Which the Old Time
Mining Man of Colorado Saved Him
self and Sacrificed His' Fellow Trav
elers and the Story Sequel. ' Iff
"When the passengers in the old
couching days found themselves in the I
clutches of the 'road agents' they in- i
stinctlvely hurried, during the short l
time that driver and guard were' be
ing put in a proper state of helpless
ness, to secret money and valuables in
the first safe place that suggested it
self," said a veteran Colorado mining
man. "But such precautions were use
less, for there was small time and
smaller opportunity of place to hide
anything in a mere shell of a coach.
If a man was found without money,
they stripped him and searched the
stage as well. .
"The experience of Pat Clohesy, an
old time mining man of Colorado, is
historic. One afternoon he took; the
stage ' from Silver Cliff camp, bound
for the railroad, sixty miles away. In
the coach were a dozen other passen
gers, none of whom knew him." As
they reached the narrowest part of the
gorge that leads out of Wet Mountain i
valley a loud command of 'Hold up
your hands!' brought the stage to a
sudden standstill and every passenger
in it to a swift realization that unless i
quick action was taken he would go
broke. One crammed his wad of bills
down his boot leg: another thrust his
roll down the back of his neck; a third
took off his hat, put his wallet inside
and set it back on his head. Every
man Jack of them attempted to se
crete his money except Pat Clohesy,
and Pat sat perfectly quiet.
-"In a few moments a rifle barrel ap
peared at the window, and there came
the order. 'Hands up and all out!' Out
the passengers tumbled and stood in
line with lifted hands. Pat at the far
end. When the searching highway
man . went through the first man he
found . nothing. . Irritated at this, he
started through the-second, with the
same lack of success. Angry at this,
the bandit turned to his fellow robber,
who stood covering the 'line with his
"'They, have been tryin' to hide
their stuff, d-n 'em!' he exclaimed.
'We'll just make 'em strip, and then
we'll go through the stage.', They'll
pay for puttin us to all this trouble!' "
r "Then up spoke Pat Clohesy from
the far end of the: line.. 'Gentlemen,'
he said, addressing the highwaymen,
'I know you're in a hurry, and I know
I'm a poor, miner with all my -property
in the world just the $15 I've got ln
my pocket. If youll leave me that lit
tle roll, I'll tell you where these other
fellows have hidden their swag, so's
you can collect it quick and skip out
Is it a bargain?' :
; " 'Sure.' said the man with the
guarding rifle. Fifteen dollars meant
nothing to the band compared to the
risk. . 'Well,' said Pat, pointing to the
first in line, 'that fellow's money is
stuffed down his right boot leg.' .
"The holdup investigated and drew
forth a plump roll of bills from the
boot leg. 'That next man,' went on
Pat, 'has got his money hid under the
Jiind seat in the stage.', The bandit
found a fat wallet stuffed under the
cushion. 'The next has got his money
in his hat, and the next crammed his
stuff down the bacl? of his neck, and
the next' Pat went down the line of
them, while the highwayman drew
forth money from all manner of places.
Swiftly collecting .their booty, they
bundled the passengers .back in the
coach, set driver and guard back on
their seats and told them to go ahead,
not, however, before they had given
Pat a twenty dollar bill and a hearty
slap of thanks on his Irish back.
"The storm that broke over his bead
Inside that coach after it had rolled a
safe distance from the bandits threat
ened his very life before- he could get
a hearing. Had it not been that the
robbers had disarmed them all and
Pat was a huge man he never would
have got away alive. . ,
" 'Each of you figure , up just how
much you've lost.' he said to his fel
low passengers when at last they
would listen, 'and I'll pay you back
not only - what that is. but an equal
amount in addition, for the bother I've
given you.' and he pulled from an in
ner vest pocket , a huge roll of bills.
Id bewilderment the travelers counted
up their losses. Collectively it was
about $1,000. Pat peeled off two $1,000
bills from the bulky mass of money
and, handing them to a responsible pas
senger, asked him to make correct di
vision when they reached the railroad.
'I'm sorry for the unpleasant quar
ter hour I caused you,' he continued
'bu.t it was the only thing I could do to
save myself. ; I have just sold a mine
back 'in Silver Cliff for $GO,O00 cash
and had no other way to bring the
money out except in my pocket. Here
is the bundle of it,' and he held up the
fat roll. 'When I heard the holdups
outside. I thought it was all up. for you
can't hide, money from those hounds.
But- when you fellows pulled out. your
money to hide It and I-saw that pone
of you- had any large amount I thought
1 would work -n game - on the road
agents and give you. away to the vil
lains in order to save myself. I surely
did! They've got $1;000. but I've saved
my money T "Washington Post.
The event o the season. This line of Shirt Waists
includes the very latest styles, the most season
able materials and the lowest prices. The ladies
can find here a selection suited to every taste.
Come while this special sale lasts and secure the
LATEST COLLEGE CUTS
When you buy your clothes here you have the sat
isfaction of knowing that you are correctly dressed
arid that you have saved money on your outfit.
That our NEW HOFiE SEIVIKG MACHINE is p.
standard make and that you can buy one for 25
to $35. They are equal to machines costing twice
H A RRI 8
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A CHOICE OF FOUR
IS OFFERED YOU
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light, in our dejection do we sink as
low. Wordsworth. , -
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