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Vol. XV; No 25.
W. T. ROWLEY M. D.
Surgeon and oculist
Office Rooms 1 -2 Bank Bldg.
Residence on 3rd et between
Jackson & Monroe, Corvallis, Or.
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DR W. H. HOLT
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tation and examinations free.
Office hours: 8:3o to 11:45 a. m
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dence cor 3rd and Harrison 6ts.
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to 8 P. M. Sundays 9 to 10 A, M,
Phone lesidence 315. s
H. S. Pernot
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Office over Post Office. Residence, Cor.
5th & 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.
Physician S urgeon.
Office: Room 14, Bank Building.
Office Hours 10 to 12 a. m.
2 to 4 p. m.
: G. R. FARRA,
f HTSICIAN, SURGEON & OBSXETICIAN
Residence In front of court house facing 3rd
St. OfUce hours 8 to 9 a. m. 1 to 2 and 7 to 8,
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J. P. Huffman
Office in Zlerolf Building. Hours
team 8 to 5. Corvallia Orego n
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HARRY TRACY, OUTLAW
WOUNDED, KILLS HIMSELF TO
AVOID CAPTURE BY THE
Outlaw- Shot Himself Only After
Being Twice and Fatally Wound
ed by.His Pursuers Final
Stand and Suicide of""
Harry Tracy is dead. He com
mitted 9uicide last evening after
being shot twice by his pursuers.
His body wa3 found at an early
hour this morning, cold and dead,
lying face upward and the hands
still caressing the famous 30-30 rifle
and 45-calibre Colt's revolver. The
resting place was in a .wheat field,
near the Eddy home, where Tracy
had been the past few days, and
whither he had been traoked by his
They approached the place in
safety, and when within some few
hundred yards came acrocs Farmer
Eddy mowing in a field. The par
ty went to him and while engaging
him in conversation they sawaman
issue' from the barn, which could
be seen plainly from where the par
ty stood en a rise of ground.
"Is that Tracy?" asked one of the
"It surely is," laconically replied
With this information in hand
andlhe man bo close to the hun
ters, there was naturally a great
deal of excitement. The party sep
arated and Lanter and Smith
went in the direction of the
barn, while the other two men
swung around to cut off any break
for libetty in another direction.
Nearing the barn the two man
hunters stepped behind the barn on
a slight eminence from which they
could watch everything' that - went
on, and the farmer continued up to
the door. When he arrived there
Tracy came from the barn again
and began helping his nost unhitch
the horses. He carried no rifle, al
though he had his revolvers in
The fugitive saw the man carry
ing the rifles, and turning sharply
on Farmer Eddy, said: "Who ara
those men?" "I don't see any men,"
replied the hott. Whereby Tracy
pointed out the two men on the bill,
waiting to be sure of their man be
fore they began shooting. Eddy in
formed his companion who the men
were, and at that time the officers,
stepping a little closer, command
ed: "Hold up your hands!"
At this juncture the outlaw
jumped behind Eddy and placed
both man and his horse between
himself and the huntere. In this
position he commanded the farmer
to lead his horse to the barn, and
remaining under this cover he mov
ed toward the shelter. When near
ly to the stable he broke and dash
ed inside. He did not linger long,
but ia the twinkling of an eye re
appeared, rifle in hand, bad started
on a dead run toward Ihe valley.
Turning on the two men looking for
him, the desperado fired two shots,
but . without his usual- precision.
Neither bullet took tffect, and with
out waiting for further fighting,
Tracy took to his heels and made
all possible haste down the valley
leading south from the barn. The
manhunters were off in pnrsuit, fir
ing as rapidly as possible at the
fleeing figure of their quarry. Pur
sued and pursuers engaged in a
mad race of life and death toward
the brush, and for a time it seemed
as though the outlaw was going to
add one more gtt-away to his long
The fates had not go decreed how
ever. Coming to an immense rock,
the outlaw saw a chance to get rid
of his pursuers, and accordingly
dodged behind it and resting the
gun on the rock began a fu:i!ade
which he fondly imagined would
end the struggle.
Eight shots in all were fired by
the outlaw, and these eight will
take some effulgence off the reputa
tion of the Oregon convict as a dead
shot. Not one landed on the ad
vancing posse, and eeeing he was
not succeeding in his endeavors, he
left his position behind the rock
and made a dash for a wheat f field
not far distant. Just as he was En
tering the field he stumbled and fall
ing on his face crawled on into the
field on his hands and knees, i
This - led the hunters to believe,
that they had at least wounded their
CORVALLIS, OREGON, AUGUST 9, 1902.
man, and notwithstanding the f-.ct
that he had disappeared they felt
quite confident that they had him
where they wanted him', and waited
By the time Tracy had disap
peared in the wheat field it was get
ting dusk, and the pursuers did not
dare to proceed, as they did not
know where the man was, nor how
ready he was t3 take a "pot shot."
Therefore, after holding a consulta
tion, thej decided to surround the
place and wait for daylight.
In the meantime, Sheriff Gard
ner, with Policeman Stauf and
Gemmrig, of Spokane; Jack O'Fer
rell, of Davenport, and other rein
forcements, hid arrived on the
scene and went into camp around
the wheat field. Shortly after Tra
cy's disappearance into the field of
wheat the watchers heard a phot
which sounded as though it came
from about the spot to which he
bad crawled. No investigation was
made, however until this morning,
but that shot is supposed to have
been the fatal one and to have been
responsible for sendiug the notori
ous desparado ioto the Great Be
As soon as the first rays of morn
ing light reddened the eastern eky
and it was possible for the hunters
to see everything going on around
them, an advance was made..
Some of the party soon came a
cross,the lifeless body of Harry
Tracy, the man who had sent so many
human being9 to their last resting
place, and who, after being badly
wounded, committed suicide as the
last of a long list of crimes'.
The body was lying face upward.
The left hand, thrown over the
head, held a45-caliber Colt's revolv
er, wmcb had evidently, inflict
ed the mortal wound. The thumb
of the hand was on the trigger of the
pistol. The right hand, thrown a
cross the lower part of the body,
firmly grasped the barrel of the now
famous 30-30 Winchester, as though
the inanimate thing was mare dear
to him than all else.- - ;,
Upon close" examination of the
body, it was found that the wourd
which resulted in the outlaw's death
was inflicted by the 45-ealibre re
volver held close to the forehead.
The top of his head was, badly
mangled, and blood bad oozed from
the wound, making , the eight an
uncanny odc Two bullet wounds
on the left leg showed the cause of
the man s despair and subsequent
suicide. One of these shots had
broken bis leg between the ankle
and the knee: the other one cut the
tibial artery, which of itself was
sufficient to cause death.
It is believed that both of the
shots were received after the con
vict left the shelter of the rock and
made a break for the wheat field.
In keeping with his usual ingenious
methods, the convict had taken a
strap which he had with him and
buckled it tightly around his leg in
an attempt to stop bleeding. His
efforts did not succeed, however,
and despite the tightly fastened
strap the blood continued to flow
until he, realizing his hopeless con
dition, ended the struggle.
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THE FATAL VISIT
THAT LED TRACY TO HIS IIOR
. RIBLE DOOM.
Doings of Tracy at the Eddy Farm,
and How He Made a Fatal Er
ror Made Himself at
Home and Worked with
Spokane, Aug. 8. Tracy's last
great stunt was one that will per
haps be as famous in the dime nov
el world as any of his other wond
erful deeds. For two daye and as
many nights this elusive but nervy
outlaw held the family of Farmer
L. B. Eddy under subjection. Here,
again, he showed the qualities of
nerve and cool-headednes3," but
these very qualities brought about
his downfall. Had he not allowed
Cold finch to leave the ranch when
he did the storv of todav, might be
of a different color, but the outlaw
had too much faith ' in estimating
the terror his words of warning
would give to an 18 year-old lad.
famous bandit at the li,ddy ranch
are given by the 18-year-old boy
who was hia servant for over, a day.
It was Sunday afternoon that G.
E. Goldfinch was riding a horse a
cross the prairie not far rom the
Eddy farm. He noticed a strange
man camped not far from where
he passed. To all (appearances the
stranger was just having his sup
per, but young Goldfinch paid no
attention, nothing unusual in bis
actions. Just as the boy was going
by the camper called -out, asking
him to have some supper. With
the reply that be bad finished his
supper, Goldfinch did not even
slacken the pace of his horse, and
passed the stracger. It was then
ttist tfn imperative command froni
the stranger brought Goldfinch to
a sudden stop. He was ordered to
comeback. This order the lad saw
it would be to hia best advantage
to obey, and complied.
With the usual Tracy ceremony
the outlaw, for it was he, soon made
himself known. He inquired the
way to the nearest farm, and was
directed to the Eddy rauch. Tracy
at this time still had two horses.
One he rode; the other, the boy
says, was loaded with groceries,
meat, sugar, coffee .and bedding.
One of the horses was minus a shoe.
"You go ahead and tell them I'm
coming," commanded the outlaw.
Goldfinch readily complied, and
started ahead to announce the com
ing guest. Tracy, however, kept
cloce on the heels of the lad, evi
dently not intending to give him a
chance to give warning.
On the way to tbe house Tracy
noticed - a rope trailing from his
"That's leaving a bad mark," re
marked the outlaw, and stopped to
gather in the trailing coils. He
then proceeded on his way to the
Eddy ranch. Goldfinch wa3 much
excited while telling the 6tory, but
claims he took notice of the visitor
sufficient to describe him.
Arriving at the Eddy ranch Gold
finch performed the service allotted
to him, and soon informed the fam
ily who the illustrious visitor was.
This created no great stir at the
ranch. Farmer Eddy and his son
were taking their Sunday rest.
Tbe night passed without any
special happenings, sofaras the lad
rslates. In the morning, Tracy first
made his toilet. A bath and a
shave were included in the morning
make-up, ihe farmer and his serv
ants providing soap, towels and wa
ter. When the men started for their
work, Tracy discovered' that they
wre constructing overhead track
in the barn for the fall crop. The
outlaw decided to make himself
useful, and divesting himself of his
Winchester and one of his revolvers
labored with the other men during
most of the morning. He kept one
revolver, however, in the holster by
his side ready for instant action.
During the day the outlaw want
ed his other 'weapons . which had
been left with his bedding and trav
eling outfit. He sent Goldfinch af
ter the weapons, and proudly pass
ed them around to the awe-stricken
workmen.. They were allowed
to handle the weapons and inspect
them, but it is said they took dare
not to have the muzzles of the guns
pointing toward the outlaw. Tracy
all this time had a revolver himself j
and left no opening for the farmers
to get the drop.
That the outlaw stood in no fear
of hi3 friends to take advantage of
the opening was vouched for by
himself, he having remarked to the
farmer, "I am not afraid of you."
juuring tne aay tne outlaw re
marked that he needed a new hols-
ster, one of his revolvers being un
supplied. Young Goldfinch was in
structed to find the leather, after
which the outlaw soon made a hol
ster that eventually proved to be of
little use to him.
Monday evening the outlaw once
again demonstrated that he was a
man of nerve. Goldfinch was told
he might go. He was, however,
cautioned, on paia of death, not to
I tell what had happened until Wed
nesday. It was thia very display
of nerve that had hithertofore made
tbe outlaw apparently bullet proof,
tbat this time caused his ruin.
Goldfinch, instead of being . suffi
ciently terrorized to keep peace,
soon spread the news and aroused
a posse. Goldfinch was much ex
cited and told a disconcerted story,
but tne details seem to be allvcor
rect. During his stay at the Eddy
ranch the outlaw told of his stop
with Sanders near Wenatehee. From
his conversation it was gathered
that his intention was to travel
south bad he not been interrupted
by the posse.
Dubuque, la., Aug. 0. Two
masked men held up the Chicago
& Quincy, two milee north of Sa
vannah, III., at 11 o'clock last night
They cut off the Adams Express
car, forced tbe engineer to run up
the track and then blew up the car.
The robbers had torpedoed the
track, and when the torpedoes ex
ploded the engineer quickly brought
the train to a stop. One man board
ed the engine and ordered the en
gineer to run ahead, after the other
man had uncoupled the express car.
Trainmen hurried to Savannah and
gave the alarm, and a posse of offi
cers and titizeii armed with shot
guns and revolvers have hastened
to the scene. The limited is said
to have carried heavy and valuable
express, it is reported tbat tne
robbers Eecured about qzU,UUU. A
later report says-
One of the highwaymen was kill
ed, probably by mistake by ooe of
his comrades. Six sacks of money
were eecured, but the amount is not
known. The passengers were not
molested. Four explosions were
required to complete the destruction
of the safe and the car was badly
wrecked. . The robbers were eight
in number, all masked. Evidently
they were railroad men, one being
a good engineer. William Byl, the
messenger, fired five shots at tbe
robbers, but without effect, and an
attempt was made to blow him up
in his car.
The bandits had arranged to ditch
the entire train, had not the signal
to stop been heeded. Several pas
sengers in the buffet car, including
the porter, were held prisoners dur
ing the struggle to crack 'the safe.
The body of the dead robber was
put on the tender and carried by
the others a short distance and then
thrown into the weeds. The dead
robber was a stranger in this vicin
ity. There was no way -to telegraph
in news of the hold-up, and tbe fire
man walked back and gave the a
larm. Tbe work was evidently that
of experts, as they went at it coolly
and methodically. The train at
tacked is one of the finest in the
world and usually , carried
considerable money, which must
have been known by the high
Chicago, Aug. 6. In the official
account of the robbery issued by the
management of the C. B. '& Q. rail
way, it is stated that so far as
known only $2000 in silver was se
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B. F. IRVINB
Editor and Po
FIRED ON TRACY
OFFICERS BATTLE WITH THB"
Desperado Leaves Note at Water
ing Place Warning Cudihee to
Quit Hunting Him Sur
rounded in a Swamp
Tracy Warns Cudihee
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 6 Harry
Tracy, the outlaw, is surrounded ia
a swamp near the Eddy farm, 1L
miles southeast of Creston, Wash.
For four hours before the special
messenger left for reinforcements, a
long-range rifle duel between Tracy
and the posse of eight men headed
by Sheriff Gardner had been in
This news was brought to Crea
ton by Jack McGinnis, a liveryman
of Harrington, who is a member of
Sheriff Gardner's posse. He was
met near Creston at 11 o'clock last
night by a newspaper corrospond
ent, who, with another man, had
left at 1 a. m. for the Eddy ranch.
McGinnis proceeded at once to
Davenport for reinforcements. Tra
cy lingered near the Eddy ranch
housb, which he had occupied for
two days and nights. A young man
who saw him there gave the news
to Gardner, and the sheriff at once
raced with his posse to the scene.
A telephone message from Daven
port at 12:40 a. m. states that Mc
Ginnis reached there shortly before
midnight. Twenty-five armed men
have already left in wagons for the
scene of the battle. Sheriff Doust.
of Spokane county, is also enroute
to tjje fugitive's hiding-place. Ia
his party are eight or 10 armed
meD Another wagon load of man-,
hunters left at two o'clock this
morning, and more will go as soon
as daylight breaks.
Sheriff Cudihea, of King county, ..
is guarding the Sprague road, while
Sherff De Bolt is on the road lead
ing to Ed wall.
' Spokane, Aug. 5. "To whom it
"Tell Mr. Cudihee to take a tum
ble and let me alone, or I will fix
him plenty. I will be on my way
to Wyoming. If your horses were
any good would swap with yon.
Thanks for a cool drink.
Such was tbe note found thi
morning by C. V. Drazon, a prom
inent farmer living about a mile
north of Odessa. The note was
pinned to the well where he waters .
his horses. His farm is not far
from that of Mrs. Craven, who saw
a mysterious man with two horses,
passing by her house Sunday night
The scene of the great chase is
shifting toward the East. Appar
ently the outlaw is in no hurry,
haying taken five days to cover a
distance which a well mounted man
might have traveled in 24 hours.
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 5. The
sheriff's office at Davenport receiv
ed a messenger from Creston this
aftenoon, stating that Tracy spent
all day Monday at the home of L.
B. B. Eddy, a rancher on Lake
Creek, about three and one-half
miles south of Fellows. The outlaw
made his appearance Sunday even
ing and took possession of the place.
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