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Yol. XV No 19.
CORVALLIS , OREGON, JUNE 1902.
B. F. IRVINK
Editor ah Pnar
W. T. ROWLEY M. I).
Surgeon and oculist
Office' Rooms 1 2 Bank Bldg.
1 Residence on 3rd ft between
Jackson & Monroe, Corvallis, Or.
Resident Phone 811
Office ncurs 10 to 12 a m. 2 to 4 ani 7 to 7:30 p m
DR W. H. HOLT
DR MAUD B, HOLT.
Office on South Main St. Consul
tition and examinations free.
Office hours: 8:3o to 11:45 a. m
1 to 5:45 p. m. Phone 235.
l. g.;altman, m. d
Office cor 3rd end Monroe eta. Resi
dence cor 3rd and Harrison Bts.
Hours 10 to 12 A, M. 2 to 4 and 7
to 8 P. M. Sundays 9 to 10. A, M,
Phone residence 315.
H. S. Pernot
Physician and Surgeon
Office over Post Office. Residence, Cor.
5th & Jefferson Sts. Hours io to 12 a. tn
to 4 p, m. Orders may be left at Gra
am & W ortham's Drug Store.
B. A. CATHEY, M. D.
, Physician g Surgeon.
Office: Room 14, Bank Building. ;
Office Hours 10 to 12 a. m.
2 to 4 p. m.
G. R. FARRA,
PITVSTOTAV. STIRftKOX Jfc OBSfETICIAS
Residence In front of court house faeuig 3rd
Et. Office hours 8 to 9 a. m. 1 to and 7 to ?
C. H. NEWTH,
Physician and Surgeon-
Abstract of Title Conveyancing
3osepb 1 lUtlson
Practice in all the courts. Notary Public
Office in Burnett Brick.
E. R. Bryson,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE '
Stenography ajifl typewriting done, ;
Office i i Burn stt brick Corvallis, Greg
E. E. WILSON,
Office in Zieriolf 's building.
Willamette River Route,
oo Corvallis and Portland oo
leaves Corvallis Monday, Wednesday
and Fridays at 6 a. m '. v
leaves Portland Tuesdoy, Thursday and
Saturdays at 6:45 a. m.
Oregon City Transportation Co,
. Office & dock foot Taylor St,
' Portland, Oregon.
C ASTOR I A
. Tor Infants and Children.
Tie Kind Yea Have Always Bought
BIG FIRE IN PORTLAND
FLAMES VISIT HE1YY DISASTER
. ON THE CITY.
Six Blocks Consumed at East End
of Madison Bridge Damage
About $400,000 Great Heat
Drives Away Firemen.
. (Portland, Sunday, Oregonian.) f
Fire, originating in the old Wolff &
Z wicker Iron Works last night, swept a
way six blocks of East Side water-front
property, burned down the two east
spans of the Madison-street bridge, re
duced East Water street to riuns from
Salmon to Jefferson streets, and burned
so hotly about the great oil-filled tanks
of the Standard Oil Company that it
looked for a time as if a terrible explo
sion would spread the flames out over the
river and along the entire water front.
The loss is approximately $400,000. much
of which is not covered by insurance.
There was no loss of life. - It was 10:50
when the alarm was turned in, tnd be
fore the first engine company could reach
the foundry of the Phoenix Iron Works,
formerly the Wolff & Zwicker plant, the
roof was ablaze, and the dry timbers
were carrying the fire in every direction.
The wretched water "facilities along the
streets, and the absence of any means to
take the engines to the riverwhich was
directly beneath the roadway, made it
impossible to do much more than spit at
the fire with a few 30-foot streams, and
in less than half an hour the iron works
were in the center of a rapidly widening
zone of Same, which soon extended south
beyond Jefferson street, and almost to the
Troy Laundry Company, near East Yam
hill. Every building in the district was
either leveled to the ground or left a
crumbling ruin, except the brick ware
houses of the Starjdard Oil Company,
whose contents were stiil burning at day
light this morning.
Immediately upon the arrival of Chief
Campbell it became apparent that all the
available force of the department would
be needed, and engine and company calls
brought apparatus flying from every di
rection. It was hardlyten minutes after
the outbreak of the flames that, they ex
tended over the roof of the pine-shop to
the river, leaped into the tower and lick
ed up the boat sheds on the north side
as if they had been paper. Wall after
wall crashed in, sending sheets of burn
ing lumber into the air, to fall on sur
rounding property and set hundreds of
Utile fires in every direction. The Tor
pedo saloon on the south side of the iron
works, hurst into flame suddenly in eve
ry part, and the fire, sweeping over and
under Hawthorne avenue; the approach
to the Madison-street bridge, communi
cated to Johnston's boatyard, set ablaze
the building occupied by that establish
ment as a machine shop, and was beating
fiercely upon the iron-sheathed ware
house of the Oregon Furniture company
before an added pressure obtained from
Grand avenue enabled the department to
check its progress." '
The lightly built boat shed on the north
side of the shop terved as an admirable
conductor of the flames, and before any
thing cc n!d be done to hold them back
Ihey were consuming the piles of lumber
on the pisiform of the East Side Lumber
company and making their way rapidly
to the mill itstlf. which soon tumbled
do-vn aont the dock, a shapeless mass of
charred or blazing Umbers. Meanwhile
the underside of th-i dock rnd elevated
road wiiy wss 6eudiag the fire to the
Standard Oil Company's w&rehouse. The
cry 01 "cil tanks!" went tip from all sides
and as the fliunes climbed a pile of greasy
barrels and shot up lAg,h abqe the nss
of big vats ihece was a terrified scat!
along Water street. Almost at the
time three sharp explosions came
somewhere inside the burning :nasd
five minutes later, with a muffled i
that shook the ground a greac coi
fire sailed high in the t.ir, -soared sc
hundred , feet above the heads p
crowd, and finally disappeared,
rocket in smoke. Such an occurred
such a time led to the belief that t!
works were indeed doomed, and
few minutes it was hard for Eplic
and firemen to make headway again
surging, struggling crowd, each p
bent on escaping with hisIife,Aa
ports followed, this Titan display of fire
works, however, l-eople began to atop
and look back, and it was not long be
fore it became known that the pyrotech
nics were due to the explosion of a boiler
in the iron works.
Just belsw the east approach of the
Madison-street bridge which was blazing
hotly all the time, lay moored
the free baths, opened only ' a few
days before. It looked as if they,
too, must yield to the withering tongues
of fire that were shooting toward them,
but the launch Hor Hoo, of the Columbia
boathouse, which was under steam, came
to the rescue, and after several ineffectu
al attempts to take them away as they
stood, they were taken to pieces and tow
ed to safety, section by section, together
with a number of other small craft which
lay in their vicinity. r '
By this time the approach to the bridge
was burned down, and the two east spans
which had been snapping and crackling,
began to totter. The newly-laid wood
block pavement, veneered with a coal-tar
preparation, had kept adding fuel to the
fire that was eating at the foundations of
the bridge. As soon as the last support
was undermined the first span fell, and
not long afterward the second pluoged
into the water, sending spray high into
the air, to meet the flames, and go hiss
ing away in vapor,
When the fire was at its hottest, and
firemen were rushing to and fro in the
constant fear that the flames had got a
way from them, a woman, who had taken
her belongings out of a room in a lodg
ing house, long since gone up in smoke,
stood behind a pile of -lumber amid her
effects, hold ing a bird-cage high in the
air. ".roor mtie tenow, sne saia 10 me
piping canary, "him wouldn't be burned,
so he wouldn't ; him'll be took care of all
right, so him must go to sleep."
Washington, June 18. By sleep
ing in a privata car every night
Senator Cbauncy M. Dapew is able
to lead a dual, and almost a triple,
life. When the senator retires at
midnight it is not in the old Cor
coran house on H street; but it is
in a very comfortable and commo
dious bed in a. very luxuriojs ai d
well -appointed private car on a
side track near the Pennsyluania
railroad stafion. That is wbere his
coachman arrives after the dinner
or thetbeatre engagement. He wakes
up in New York, after alO-minute
drive from his office. Nine o'clock
sees him answering the mail and
attending to the business of C. M.
Depew, railroad man and lawyer.
If there is a vote ot the Philippine
bill or a debate od . forest reserves
or election of senators by the peo
ple, the junior senator from New
York is in his seat in the afternooD.
He can be there by three or four o'
clock, which, is quite sufficient for
the occasion. Then there 13 time to
dress and partake of a light repast,
and the affable, engaging diner-out
and reconteur, Chauncey M. Depew
is ready to frivol and to crack jokes
as if society were the only thing in
the world. Then the train then,
the office, then the senate, and
then the dinner again. A busy
man is the senator.
Sheridan, Or., June 18. A. A.
Bogart, baggage and express mes
senger . on the Southern ' Pacific
Sheridan locals was killed in the
yard here about 8:30 p. m. It is
not known here whether he was at
tacked with vertigo or was reaching
for something when struck by the
steps of the combination car which
was being kicked on the turn-table
track. Deceased was about 20 years
old, and married in November last
to a daughter of D. W. Rallston of
this place. Besides his wife, he
leaves his aged mother, a sister and
three or more brothers who reside
He was a member of the Wood
men of the World and A O U W
lodges of this place, and was gener
ally respected. Being of a jovial
nature, he made many friende.
The coroner's jury decided that Bj
gart's neck was broken. No blame
is attached to other employes.
New York. June 23. A big 16-
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Sacred cows often defile Indian
temples, but worse yet' is a body
that's polluted by constipation.
Don't permit it. Cleanse your sys
tem with Dr. King's New Life Pills
and avoid untold misery. They
give lively livers, active bowels,
good digestion, fine appetite. Only
25c at Graham & Wortham'e drug
BEFORE THE COURT
PAUL .AND NELLIE UNDERWOND
ARRAIGNED FOR THE MUR
DER OP THEIR BABY.
Jail Life is Easy for Underwood
He Feasts on Good Things from
' His Friends Docters Say
Baby Was Not Dead
When Thrown in
Seattle, June 21. Paul and Nel
lie Underwood, the accused murd-
ererg of their jnfant cMld by drown.
ing at Ballard three weeks ago,
were arraigned in the justice court
today, and bound ovsr for trial to
the superior court without prelim
inary hearing. Bail was denied
leach defendant, though until this
time the woman has been in jail
in default of $lo,ooo bail, fixed
before the capture of her husband.
The little court room in which
the defendants were arraigned was
crowded to suffocation when the
prisoners were brought in a closed
carriage from the county jail in
charge of two deputy sheriffs. A
mong the crowd wera many women
friends of Nellie Underwood from
Aberdeen. Neitner of the defend
ants' attorneys demanded prelimin
ary hearing, nor took exception to
the court's order denying bail to
their clients. Botbrequest that the
first trial, that of Underwood, be
held not later than September, and
earlier, if possible.
Iu requesting the court to deny
the prisoners bail, Deputy Prose
outing Faben said:
"I have thoroughly reviewed the
faots in this caseandwithMr. Ful
ton, my superior, believe the proof
positive, and therefore the presump
tion great. I cannot see how any
bail can be allowed iu any case. Mr
Fulton and I agree that th,e Case is
murder in the first degree or noth
ing." Paul Underwood, the alleged mur
derer of his 3-weeks-old baby, is
finding life in the King county jail
a soft snap. He has a good many
friends here among . the shingle
weavers, and they have been bring
ing him lots of "good stuff" to eat.
As has been published heretofore
in the columns of The Evening Tel
egram, Underwood declares positive
ly that he is not guilty of jnurder,
claiming his baby was dead when
he threw its body into the icy wat
ers of Salmon bay. Expert physi
cians of this city,v interviewed by
the correspondent of The Telegram,
state his story is untrue, as there
was considerable water found in the
infant's lungs when the physicians
performed the autopsy. This, they
swear, could not be - true had the
baby been dead before striking the
water. They say it is contrary to
the fundamental laws of physics.
Be that as it may, Underwood
has told his story and avers be will
repeat it on the witness stand, adding:-
"And then take my medi
cine." For the first time since his incar
ceration he was allowed to see his
wife one day this week. She is con
fined in a private room of the office
of Sheriff Cudihee. A deputy sher
iff and two newspaper representa
tives were present at the meeting.
Mrs. Underwood, only a wee, fra
gile bit of a woman of 16 summers,
rushed to her boy husband's arms
as he entered, and soon botk were
embracing each other. - The child
tojwife exclaimed: s "Oh, Paul, ' it
seems two years since we parted."
They had a brief conversation,
touching his escape from the offi
cers, and then separated with mu
tual expressions of sympathy and a
parting injunction to "bo true."
- It is understood the defense will
be based upon the theory that the
baby was dead, as stated above, be
fore the accused threw the body in
to the bay.
Since Underwood's arrest and in
carceration in the county jail, in
terest here centers in the man hunt
now in progress for. the scalps of
Tracy and Merrill, the Oregon con
victs. It is remarkable the public in
tereetinthathunt.The newsboys nev
er cry anything now except "All a
bout the 'scaped convict hunt,"and
papers sell like the proverbial bot
Burns, O., June 18. The coro
ner's jury, after investigation of the
killing of Robert Toney athe Bue-
na Vista ranch, 5o miles southeast
of here, returned a verdict that To
ney's death was caused by a pistsl
shot fired by Jerry Diiley, and that
the killing was unjustifiable. The
two men met at a gate in the rear
of the ranch-house, both armed, and
Dailey seized the bridal of a horse
from which another employe bad
just dismounted. Dariiag the pro
gress of the affray, the two men,
with the horse between them, made
their way up a hill for about 75
feet, where Toney threw his-empty
revolver at Daley, with the remark:
"You have got"me; shake hands."
He then walked to a shed where he
died, his death resulting from abul
let wound in the right lung. The
men were employes of the same
company, but on two different
ranches, and had never met until
the day of the shooting. Daley is
unmarried; Toney left a wife and
two children, now living at Lake
Both men are well connected, To
ny having been a nephew of Coun
ty Judge W. A. Booth, of Prineville.
and Daley being a brother of John
D. Daley, president of the First Na
tional Bank of Burns, and of the
National Bank at Ontirio.
Senator Joseph R. Hawley of Con
necticut is becoming very feeble,
and it is apparent to hi3 friends
that he will hardly be able to serve
out his present term, which expires
March 3, 19o5. He is now in his
77th year which is not' old for a
senator but he does not carry his
years as well as some of his col
leagues. Morgan, for example, is
78, and is as valient as ever, while
Pettus of Alabama is in - his 82d
year, and there is net a brighter
mind or hardly a firmer step in the
senate than his.
But Senator Hawl,ey takes life
more hardly, and has- grown old
more rapidly. He looks out through
green spectacles, and has become
splfnstic ani crabbed. For more
than a year his colleagues have had
great difficulty in getting along
with him, and he is treated with as
much consideration as if he were a
small child; his whims are numor
ed and his outbursts of temper are
ignored. But in a physical way
Senator Hawley is rapidly declin
ing. He totters about the senate,
clinging to the sides of the desks,
poking in and out from the cloak
room, without any apparent pur
pose, and hardly able to keep track
of roll calls and answer to bis name.
-It is the universal sentiment a
morg his colleagues that he should
retire and take the much-needed
rest to which his long and honora
ble services entitle him. He has
been in the senat9 now more than
20 years, ancHn congiess about 3o.
He has been governor of this state,
a brilliant soldier during the civil
war, and wielded great influence as
editor of the Hartford Courant. But
he belongB to another generation
and is adding nothing to his laurels.
Cincinnati Enquirer: John Por
ter Reilley, an Akron negro boy,
13 years of age, astonished his phy
sicians and nurses during his stay
at the Huron-street hospital by a
phenomenal development of sense
perception through the touch ot his
lips. The boy has been blind eey
eral years. He can identify an ar
ticle after he has once handled it
by merely touching it to his lips.
He ean tell the ' denomination of
money in this manner. His nurses
provided him with a , number of
playthings, among them two tops,
exactly alike. Hs called them
"Tom and Jerry," and could tell
which was Tom and which Jeiry
as soon as his lips came into con
tact with them, .although nobody
else could tell them apart. Anoth
er interesting faculty possessed by
this strange boy is the sense of per
ception through the hands. He
told who his nurses were by plac
ing his hands on their heads. Phy
sicians were puzzled ovsr the boy's
strange power of identification
through his lips. They have never
known of a similar case. -
Saved From an Awful Fate,
"Everybody said I had consump
tion," writes Mrs. A. M. Shields, of
Chambersburg, Pa. "I was so low
after six months of severe sickness,
caused by Hay Fever and Asthma,
that few thought I could get well,
but I learned of the marvelous mer
it of Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, used it, and was com
pletely cured." For desperate
Throat and Lung diseases it is the
safest Cure in the world, and is in
fallible for Coughs, Colds and Bron
chial Affections. Guaranteed bot
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TO FACE NEW CHARCES
CHARLES SAVAGE, WHO WAS AQU
QUITTED OF DIAMOND
Superintendent Nevins Bslieves.
He Is Guilty of Robbing Salt
Gov. Geer Pardons
Frank S. Ingram. -
Portland Oregonian: Charles
Savage, who was acquitted on a.
charge of having stolen $10,000
worth of diamonds from Alfred LoeV"
enthal in the Portland Hotel, and
who was arrested Thursday for the
robbery oflhe postoffice in Denver,
is, in the opinion of Superintend
ent Nevins j of the Pinkerton agen-
cy, guilty of a numbeer of others
crimes. One of them is the theft,
of a registered mail pouch which
was to have been taken east on the
O R & N train which left Portland
on the nieht of Ausrust 4. of last
year. Another is the robbery of
the postoffice in Salt Lake City. '
The Salt Lake postoffice was robbed,
"Entrance," said Captain Nev
ins, in speaking of the case, "was
effected by means of an open wind -.
ow, and a number of registered
packages were stolen. Savage was
in the city at the time, and he left
for Portland on ar early morning- ,
train, arriving here in the afternoon,
of August 2. On the 4th of August
a registered pouch was stolen from
the train, which left over the O R
&N at 8:50 o'clock. Evidence
show3 that Savage was the thief.
"After the verdict of acquital
rendered by the jury I took up the
Salt Lake Robbery and found suffi
cient evidence to warrant tne De
lief that Savage was the criminaL.
I placed the information in the
hands of rostorhceSinspector if. U.
Sharp, of the Salt Lake district,
but in the meantime Savage had
flown to Denver, where he robbed
the postoffice on the 16th. The in
spectors at Denver were notified of
his acts in Salt Lake, and Mr.
Sharp and myself helped to cause
. Asked about Savages career, Cap
tain Nevins said that he had served
in the Colorado reformatory, and
that he was known as a thief. In.
Salt Lake City he had stolen a.
watch, which was recovered in
Portland by Detective Day. He
had committed some burglaries m
thisand other cities. -
Detective Day, who, with Detec
tive Weiner, had charge of the po
lice investigation of the diamond
robbery, said that Savage was sns
pected of a number of burglaries in .
this city. F.ankie Thomas, other
wise known as Frankie Savage, an
alleged accomplice In the robbery,
tVio nffioer cold lpffc Pnrtlnriil fnr
Denver at 9:50 o'clock Thursday
night, The indictment against her
was dismissed Thursday afternoon.
Salem, June 20. Governor Geer,
in issuing the pardon for Frank S.
Ingram, recites the following reas
ons for such executive action: "Dur
ing his t:-n years' incarceration he
has been a model prisoner, and for
the further fact that during the re
cent outbreak in the penitentiary
he risked his life ; in defense of the
unarmed guards, by which act of
bravery he had the misfortune to
lose one of his legs."
- Ingram is improving right along,
and his recovery i only a question
. Clearance Sale
Mrs J Mason announces a clearance
discount of.20 per cent on 12 dozen trim
med dress hats.
Good young cow, fresh June 1st. For
particulars inquire at Times officeT
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tion and will remind you that there
is nothing so good for such a dis
order as Chamberlain's Stomach &
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vigorate the stomach and' regulate
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