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CORVAIJJS, OREGON, JULY 30, 1902. r
' B. F. IRVINE
Editor ud Pro
Vol. XV. No 24.
W. T. ROWLEY M. I).
Surgeon and oculist
Office Rooms 1 2 Bank B13g.
Residence on 3rd Et between
Jackson & Monroe, Corvallis, Or.
Resident Fhone 311
Offi33 tour's 10 S3 12 am. 2 to i and 7 to7:3a p m
DR V. H. HOLT
DR MAUD ; :W
Office on South Main St. Consul
tation 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
OfEoe cor 3rd and Monroe sts. Eesi
dence cor 3rd and Harrison sts.
Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 2 to 4 and 7
to 8 P. M. Sundays 9 to 10 A, M,
I'hoao residence 315.
H. S. Pernot
Physician and Surgeon
Office over Post Office. Residence, Cor.
gth & Jefferson Sts. Hours io to 12 a. m
to 4 p. m. Orders may be left at Gra
am & W ortham's Drug Store.
B. A. CATHEY, M. D.
Office: Room 14, Bank Building.
Office Hours 10 to 12 a. m.
2 to 4 p. m.
aPHISICIAN, SURGEON & OBSTETICIA3
Residence !n front of court house faeing 3rd
et. Office hours 8 to 9 a. m. 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 .
C. H. NEWTH,
Physician and Surgeon
J, P. Huffman
Office in Zierolf Building. Hours
from 8 to 5. Corvallis Orego n
Abstract of Title Conveyancing
3osepb 1 iUilson
A 1 1 orney-At-La w
Practice in all the courts. Notary Public
Office in Burnett Brick.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Stenography and typewriting done.
Office in Burnett brick Corvallis, Oreg
Notary Public, n
E. E. WILSON,
A TToimTEY-AT-LA TP,
Office la Zlerlolf 's building.
Notice to Creditors.
Notice is hereby given to all persons concern
ed that the undersigned has been duly ap
pointed administrator with the will annexed
of the estate of Elda J, , Elliott, deceased, by
the county court of Benson county state of Ore
gon.AH persons having claims against said es
state of Elda J. Elliott deceased, are hereby
required to present the same with the proper
Touohers duly verified as by law required with
in six moirt-Hs teom the date here f, to the un
dersigned at his residence In Lebanon, Linn
county, uregon, or at the offlce oils JS Wilson, In
Corvallis, Benton County Oregon ;
Dated: this Jane 2lst, 1902.
' Ernest Elliott
Administrator with the will annexed of the
431316 of Elda Elliott deceased,
Bears the ? The Kind Von Have Always ig
Signature " , yfrtZJz-'
AMERICAN W05IAX WOMAN IN
FRANCE KILLED BY GREAT ,
New York, July 26. Mme. Ed
mund Sempis, who before her mar
riage a year ago was Miss Louise
Rutherford, of. Brooklyn, N. Y.,
has been set upon, says a Paria dis
patch to the World, by two hunger
maddened Great Dane dogs, which
had been secured to guard her hus
band's country house at Anneccy
lake, and so terribly injured that
she died two hours after the acci
dent. M. Sempis ,is a prominent busi
ness mau in Paris. His home is
at Anneccylake, an isolated spot.
Following an attempt by burglars to
enter tbe place, he purchased two
powerful Great Danes as guard's.
The dogs proved so ferocious that
they were confined in an iron in
closure during the daytime for tbe
safety of the family. M. Sempis
was advised to starve them, so,
when food was given to them, they
would remember kindly their bene
factors. So tbey had nothing ta
eat for two days.
Mme. Sempis did not accompany
her husband and their guests, who
started, for a drive. She noticed
the dogs while 6he was walking in
the yard, knowing that they had
been without food, and determined
to feed them, as they were appar
ently quiet. The instant Mme.
Sempis entered the iron inclosure,
the Great Danes leaped upon her
like hungry tigers. They bore her
to the ground and as she vainly
sought to defend herself, their teeth
sank in her arms and body. Her
struggles apparently maddened the
animals the more. . ' " .
The coachman heard the screams
of Mme. Sempis. She begged the
man to save her. He ran to the
stable for a pitchfork. When he re
turned, the Great Danes hadiear-'
fully torn their victim. The coach
man, fought the brutes into a corner
and kept them there until the cook
summoned neighbors and carried
Mme. Sempis from the inclosure in
a dying condition.
A few minutes after M. Sempis
and his guests returned she suc
cumbed to her injuries after ex
changing a few words with her hus
band, who is nearly crazed by the
Biker City, July 26. William
Buchanan shot his nose off Thurs
day evening, while out hunting on
the Osborn ranch, 10 miles north
west of this city. He was hurtling
with a shotgun when by some
means the piece waa accidentally
discharged, the load passing upward
in front of his face in such a man
ner as to almost sever his nose
from his face. The member was
left hanging by a strip of skin, and
Mr. Buchanan-said he was about
to pull it off and throw it away,
when he decided that he had better
let it alone. He was brought to
this city yesterday and placed in
the hospital. The physicians think
they can save his nose, or at leatt
they have replaced it and are going
to try to save it.
CUP. ir . hi b V.i Snprir
. Withers returned todav
from Nevada having in charge Bert
Heaton, alias Ray, whom he has
been after for two months. The
crime for which Ilea ten is wanted
is tbe murder of Benton Tracey at
Junction May 20. Tracey was kill
ed late at night in a saloon where
he was tending bar, . there being no
witnesses' ? to the murder. Suspi
cion at once pointed to Bert Ray, a
gambler, who had been playing in
hard luck, and upon search being
made he was not to be found. The
sheriff was unable to get any
as to his whereabouts until
24, when he heard of him in
ding. He at once went in pursuit,
but the man was gone. Keeping
up the search he located him in
Wells, Nevada, where he made the
arrest in a barber shop, and now
has his prisoner behind bars. -
Port Townsend, Wash., July 26.
Yip Hay, a Chinese, is the first
man to be arrested while fleeing
from the scene of his crime in A
laska, through the medium of tele
graphic communication but recent
ly established. When the steamer
Dolphin called at Petersburg, Yip
Hay came aboard. Arriving here
he was taken into custody on a war
rant wired from United States Mar
shal Shoup, at Juneau, securing the
Chinese of the crime ol murder, jsjo
particulars of the crime came on the
Dolphin, but it is supposed .Hay
murdered one of his countrymen at
Petersburg, which is a properous
cannery settlement. The. prisoner
is to be held here pending further
orders from Marshal Shoup.
A Duel Fought With Fists.
Frank CarLoa and George W.
Baldwin fought a duel with bare
fists on Nicolai street near Tweaty
fourth, Saturday night, and as a
result Cai i.j.Ji.'s body is at - the
morgre, while Baldwin is confined
to a cell ia the city jail. A charge
of manslaughter has been placed
against him. The prisoner declares
he acted in self defense. The duel
was fought opposite the woodyard
of the Banfield-Veysey Fuel Com
pany, wmcn is some distance re
moved from the mam thoroughfare
and traveled by few after dusk. Tbe
fight was prearranged and was in
tended to settle once for all a claim
which each is said to have had u-
on the affections of two girls, Jose
phine Smith and Ida Fiddler, em
ployed as waitresses at the Villard
"Hotel on North Front street.
It seems that young Baldwin bad
first become acquainted with the
girls, and resented the attentions
Carlson had been paying them of
late. The two had their first l
tercation about a week ago, and
they seemed only to embitter the
jealousy and ill-feeling between
ibem. i he girls, it is said, finally
told Carlson that Baldwin had been
rude to them, and the former de
manded that an apology be made.
Baldwin's reply was in the nature
of a challenge to a fight with bared
The relatives and intimate friends
of the two 3'oung men tried to per
suade them not to fight, but to na
avail. Both principals were on the
ground soon after 7 o'clock Satur
day evening, together with a crowd
ofabout35or 40 men, including
William Baldwin, father of Geo.
Baldwin, and one of his brothers.
The clothes of both men were
searched before the fighting began,
and their penknives were taken
from them to make it certain that
they should not hurt each other too
seriously. Both men had friends
in the crowd, and they were divid
ed into two hostilecamps, each jeal
ous of the ether. The fighters went
at it, nip and tuck, landing blow
after blow upon each other with a
fierceness made possible by thejeal
ous hatred of each toward the other.
Finally Carlson appeared to be weak
ening and he stepped back,,his hand
on his stomach, gasped a few times
and feli. It was over. Baldwin
was the victor. The crowd thought
the whipped man had fainted. He
was taken by his friends to a near
by house, where it was found that
he was dead.
Coroner Finley removed the body
to the morgue. The police
notified and Detectives Day and
Weiner arrested young Baldwin as
he was about to enter his home af
ter spending sometime downtown.
Baldwin expressed regret that the
fight had e.ided so disastrously.
"It was a fair fight," he said,
"and I fought Carlson because he
fought me. I simply defended my
self. He must have been weak
Some of the evidence adduced at
the coroner's inquest Sunday night
in the case was rather conflicting.
("The verdict of the jury states that
death was due to a solar plexus
blow, in other words, the blow
which caused death was one struck
in the stomach, in the region of the
solar plexus. There was no attempt
to censure anyone in the verdict.
The evidence showed that both men
were in good physical condition.
Dr. O. S. Binswanger, who per
formed the autopsy, said he found
the organs in a normal condition,
and was satisfied Carlson did not
die of any heart trouble. He said
the victim died as the result of a
blow in the region of the solar plex
us. He found that Carlson's nose
had been broken and other minor
bruises of no importance. William
Baldwin, father of the prisoner," bet
$ 1 with deceased on the result of
A fine Durbrm milk cove, fresh.
L, L Brooks
STORED IT IN THE TRUNK OF A
MAPLE TREE AND OWNER,
, SENT TO PEISiM
ror issuing it a jomn Used as a
Bar to Deceive Authorities
'.Many a Scheme to Defeat
"j Other New3.
Burlington, Vt., Tulv 19. Start
ling disclosure relating to tbe sale
'of intoxicating liquors in defiance
of the prohibitory laws have already
been made as a result of the nomi
nation of Percival W. Clement for
governor on a high license-inde
pendent ticket. More will follow,
and present indications point to
a stirring up such as this stata has
never before experienced.
Mr. Clement bolted the republi
can state convention in June, and
General J..G. McCullough, a pro
hibitionist, was nominated. Last
Wednesday Clament was nominate
ed by the Vermont Local Option
League, and instantly started the
fiercest political fight ever seen
here. The battle will be fought
strictly on a high-license local op
tion issue. This calls for a license
law, to be presented to the people
for approval by popular vote; laws
regulating party primaries, and true
economy in public affairs.
As conditions are today liquors
are sold freely, but not always op
enly. In the smaller towns every
effort is made to conceal the sale of
intoxicants, and the length to which
some dealers go is astonishing. It
developed today that in a town
south of Rutland there is a saloon
in an undertaking shop. Consid
ering the character of Vermont
whiskey this is not as incongruous
as may appear to people who drink
The town in question has a lively
temperance. society and the , under
taker conceived the idea of rigging
up a coffin for a bar in order to a
void suspicion. The cask-.! which
is old and dusty, lies on a bier in
the rear of the shop. The glass cov
er is locked down. In other re
spects it is like any other resting
place for the dead. When the un
dertaker has a trusty customer he
opens the lid aDdiusteadof a corpse
a set of glasses and well-filled bot
tles are disclosed. These are set
out on the foot of the coffin and the
bar is ready for business.
Vermont has a few salos?n9 that
do not pretend to conduct a legiti
mate business along with the sale
of intoxicants. Forty out of every
fifty drug stores have a saloon con
nection in the rear, and every hotel
of any size does a "room" or "bot
tle" business. "In Rutland there
are eight full-fledged saloons cn one
business block. They are run un
der the protection of the present or
der of prosecuting, and each has a
drug store in front. A little medi
cine is sold, but in the main lh
stores deal in rum in various stages
In one of these places a certain
brand of "spring blood cleanser"
received a remarkable patronage
until the local temperance society
discovered that it was simply whis
key with a fiavoringof horseradish.
The radish served to fool the tem
perance folk for a time and took a
way the taste of fusil oil in the
In another place in the same town
there was until recently a bar that
served beer through a speaking tube.
There had been a long crusade and
beer was found to be two bulky to
keep with safety behind the bar.
The cellar had been frequently
searched and the proprietor hit up
on the scheme of placing tbe barrels
under an adjoining store and con
necting with hia saloon by means
of a speaking tube.
No particular pains is taken in
the cities to conceal the saloons
owned by the men who stand in
with the machine. Any one who is
known can procure ail the whiskey
he wants at any of the drug stores.
The saloon is divided from the store
proper by a prescription desk at
the rear of the counters. It stands
directly across the doors, but a lit
tle in front and acts as a screen.
There is always a rear exit to be
used in case of a raid. Few people
pay any attention to the raiding of
ficers as they do not' interfere with
business unless a strict crusade is
on. The sheriffs are frequently in
vited to take a drink, to "get evi
dence,'' and there the matter ends
so far aa tbe customers are concern
ed. The drug store bars are in many
cases elaborate, and liquor is served
by white-coated keepers with all
the freedom of a licensed commun
ity. You can get any fancy drink
you wish and partake of afree lunch
that is in many cases elaborate.
Hotels sell with the same freedom
when there is no crusade on. When
the temperance societies get to work
the bars are shut and the liquor is
served in small bottles io rooms.
A room is-xeoted for fifty cents and
the amount i3 duly paid. The mon
ey is deducted from the first round
of drinks, so the purchaser is not
out anything. Having regularly
hired a room the authorities cannot
break in without a search warrant,
and by the time that it is procured
the place will be vacant.
"The "illicit?' rumsellers who
do not stand in with the prosecu
tors have a hard time of it, but
they manage to make a living and
in some instances get rich. There
is a section of Rutland called "Ne
braska" where the "illicits" do a
The same is true of sections in all
the larger towns and cities. The
ways taken to fool the authorities
are, to say the least, ingenious.
Whiskey bibies were common up
to a few years ago. This device
was what appeared to ba a copy of
the Holy Writ. It was in fact, half
a Bible. The other half was a tin
compartment with a plug in it. To
get the whiskey you opened the
book until you struck the compart
ment containing the liquor. The
plug was then removed likewise
Not long ago it was noted thai
men congregated in the back yard
of a suspected "illicit." There vis
its were made at night, and one by
one they were seen to deposit mon
ey with the suspect and then ap
proach a maple tree. The tree wa9
inspected, but it was not untilt it
was felled that the authorities dis
covered a tank inside. This was
connected with a tap mado by bor
ing a small hole in the bark. The
tank had baen inserted by drilling
a hole down into the trunk from a
pointy where two limbs separated
1 ha proprietor is now serving time
in the state house of correction.
where he polishes marble.
Cariandaieua, N. Y.; July 19.
It has taken six years of steady
work for Messrs. Eaton and Wilbur,
taxidermists here, to put together
the skeleton of a mastodon for Va?
sar college. The work is now al
mast completed, and the moDSSter
will be shipped to poughkeepsie.
Ibe mastodon is 20 feet long and
nine foot high. Its weight is nearly
ene thousand pounds. Portions of
the skeleton were uuearthed at Cir
cleville, O.; North Bend and In
dianapolis. Ind , and London, Can
ada. The lacking parts have been
supplied by madels and casts. It
is said that tbe leal bones are 10,
000 years old. The tusks were ex
cavated near London, and are in an
excellent '.state of preservation.
They measure nine feel along the
outside curve, the tail is also niae
feet in lensth.
Atoka, I. T., July 19. Near
Strongtosvn, Thursday night, Mrs.
Daniel Grent, her daughter, Mrs.
John Reyes, and a man named
Nuckles were waylaid and killed
while returning from church. Mrs.
Reves had been separated from her
husband about eight months, and
prior to that time the couple had
lived with the Grant family.
Thursday night Nuckles had ac
companied Mrs. Reeve3 to church.
As they were returning to the Grant
home in a wagon they were halted.
Nuckles was made to get out and
was shot. Mrs. Grant was shot
while she was sitting in the wagon.
Then, as the team bolted, Mrs.
Reeves was shot. Mrs. Grant and
Nuckles were killed instantly, and
Mrs Reeves lived only a few min
utes. The murderer's name is not
Canandaigua,N. Y., July 26.
Another terrific storm visited this
section last night, doing great
damage to crops and property that
had not already suffered. Edward
Chamberlain was struck by light
ning and instantly killed. Canan
daigua Lake is still rising and the
damage on farms is irreparable.
From every part of the country
come reports that wheat is sprout
ing in the shock and that a serious
blight has struck the apple trees.
TWENTY FEET LONG
AND NINE FEET HIGH SKELE-f
TON OF A MASTODON IN
Weighs Nearly a Thousand PoundaQ
California Has au Imitator of
Tracy Shoots Many Peo
ple and Takes to the
' Fresno, Cal.', July 28. In Por-
terville yesterday James McKenney
ran amuck and, initiated bis per
formance by shooting out the lights
of a saloon and tried to shoot the
cards out of the hands of a man ia
a card game. That he only wound
ed the man was due to hia poor
marksmanship and not to his crim
inal intentions. He then proceeded
to a livery stable and secured a rig:
at the point of a revolver. Aeon
stable, a deputy and ' several citi
zens attempted to arrest McKen
ney, but he opened fire and four of
them were more or less seriously
Officers in surrounding counties
were notified, and a shatp outlook
is being kept. McKenney has a bad
record, having some years ago been
sent to state's prison from Tulare:
county. Two years ago he killed
a man in Bakersfield, but was ex
onerated. William Lonn, a gambler, whose
abdomen and legs were filled with. .
buckshot, has succumbed to his
wounds. McKenney also filled the
right arm of George Barrows, a
printer, with shot, sent a bullet in
to the mouth of Deputy Marshal
Willis another into the arm of Dep
uty Constable Tompkins, and a load
of shot into the arm of W B West.
Before leaving towu he called at the
house of Dave Moahier. He awak
ened Moshier and called him to th
door. Standing before the door,
with gun in hand, McKenney. ex
claimed: "I've got into a h 1 of
a fight. They came after me, but '
I whipped them all."" I killed three
or four of them. They have not
treated me right. They can send,
the whole town after me. I'll die
game. You Talk about Tracy?
Tracev, he wan't be in it with me.
They hurt me."
Putting his hand to his leg' he
squeezed up a handful of blood. He
then drove off to Lindsey and is
headed for Fresno county, where it
is supposed he will make for the
mountains. McKenney has a shot
gun, rifle and revolver, and will
not be taken alive. Sheriff Parker
and his deputies are in pursuit, but
no definite information has been re
ceived as to the desperado's where
abouts. Carbondale, 111., July 20. The
Jaubeit brothers, who operated a
small coal mine near Orville, re
turned home about midnight and
one of them began breaking the
dishes and at last attacked his wife.
Mrs. Jaubert and her sister fled to
a back room and locked the door.
The husband followed, broke in the
door and renewed the assault, where
upon the wife fired three shots into
hia body, causing instant death. -
The brother took up his broth
er's qurrel and attempted to strike
the womae, whereupon Mrs. Jau
bert shot twice, killisg him.
The woman surrendered to an of
fice. This morning Coroner Knauer
impanelled a jury, who exonerated
Sherwood, July 28. Amy Hall,,
the 14-year-old granddaughter of P
G Martin, residing one mile north
of town, very fortunately escaped
sudden death in a miraculous man
ner Saturday. As she was attempt
ing to draw a backet of waterat the
well near the kitchen door her foot
slipped, and losing her balance the
girl pitched head foremost into the
well, some 30 feet to. the water. In
her descent her hand caught with
the well rope, which she held on to
until her grandfather went to her
rescue. She wa3 found with her
feet in the water, which was some 6
feet deep. Fortuuately her head did
not come in contact with the brick
wall surrounding the well of the re
sult would have been certain death.
She was taken out injured but
slightly, but in a state of nervous
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