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Vml. XV.No 30.
CORVAIXIS, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 10, 1902.
B. F. IRVINB
W. T. ROWLEY M. I).
Surgeon and oculist
Office Rooms 1 2 Bank Bid g.
Residence on 3rd Et between
Jackson & Monroe, Corvallis, Or.
Resident Phone 311
OQce Hours 10 to 12 a m. 2 to 1 and 7 to 7:30 p m
DR W. H. HOLT
Office on South Main St. Consul
' tstion and examinations free.
Office hours: 8:3o to 11:45 a. m
1 to 5:45 p. m. Phone 235.
li. g.:altman, m. d
Office cor 3rd sod Monroe sts. Resi
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,
Phone residence 315.
H. S. Pernot
Physician and Surgeon
Office over Post Office. Residence, Cor.
Sth & Jefferson Sts. Honrs io to 12 a. m
to 4 p. m. Orders may be left at Gra-
am & W orthatn's Drug store.
B. A. GATHEY, M. D.
Office: Room 14, Bank Building.
Office Honrs J . 10 to 12 a. m.
A ' 2 to 4 p. m.
G. R. FARRA,
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON & OBSTETICIAN
Residence In front ot court house facing 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 Zierolt Building. Hours
Crom 8 to 5. Corvallis Orego n
Abstract of Title Conveyancing
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.bricklCorvallis, Oreg
E. E. WILSON,
Office in Zleriolf's building.
E. R, Bryson,
rcedal Award to
Co3 mciTals svcra
and Vibrios Fair
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THE DANGER OF PELEE
HALF A MILLION LIVES
Terrible Tidal Waves Sure to Fol
low Explosion It Would Sub
merge Adjacent Islands
French Official's Call
to Remove the .
Chicago, Sept. 5. "I am serious
ly alarmed at the news of the re
newed activitv of the Martinique
and St. Vincent volcanoes," says
Louis H. Ayme, United States
Consul at Guadeloupe, who is in
Chicago on - sick leave. "Should
Mount Pelee blow its head off. the
loss of life would be appalling.
With Pelee as a center, a chain of
islands extends northwestward, em
bracing a population of some 50,-
000. Almost without exception,
the cities and villages are situated
along the coasts, and but slightly
elevated above the sea. A tidal
wave 4o feet high would probably
destroy 5oo,ooo lives before it dash
ed against the shoies of Porto Rico
with its l,ooo,ooo inhabitants.
The people of these islands are in
a hard situation. Their communi
cation with the outer world depends
chiefly on a single line of steamers,
which call at intervals of from lo
days to three weeks at some of the
islands, when freight offers. The
whole fleet of this line could not
carry three thousand persons."
Castries, Island of St. Lucia, B.
W. I , Sept. 5. -The report brought
by the Royal Mail steamer Yaro,
which arrived here yesterday, of the
loss of 2,000 liveethrough the recent
outbreak of Mount Pelee, referred
to the deaths since August 30, and
not to the loss of life resulting from
the reported outbreak of Wednes
day, September 3. The eruDtion
of Mount Pelee was not remarka
ble, but there was a terrific eXDlo-
sion from the Souffriere on that
The captain of the steamer of Sa
vana confirms the report cabled to
the Associated Press last night that
she ran into dense clouds of dust
when 2o miles south of Si. Vincent
at 2 o'clock in the morning of Wed
nesday, and adds that absolute
darkness prevailed soon afterwards.
and that be changed his couree to
due west, in order to avoid the ash
es, which were tailing thicK. lhe
first officer could not see the cap
tain two feet away, and only knew
him by hie voice. They did not
see the sun until about 10 A. M. of
the same day.
The steamer Yaro further reports
that several more valuable planta
tions were destroyed at the time of
the recent outbreak, in addition to
townships referred to in previous
dispatches, and adds, that the de
jection of the population is general.
New Yrk, Sept. 5. It is gener
ally believed that the Inland of
Martinique is doomed to total de
struction, and the fear is that when
the catastrophe comes Guadeloupe
will be visited by an all destructive
tidal wave, cables the Point-a-Pitre,
Guadeloupe correspondent of the
Herald. Business is absolutely at a
standstill. Few shops are open and
if it were not for the efforts of a
small number of more valiant souls,
hundreds would starve to death
here because of their fear of a more
terrible death. Details that have
been received during the last two
days prove that the eruption of
Mount Pelee August 30 was far
more violent than any of the earlier
explosions. As the eruptions con
tinue, the Mouth of Mount Pelee
grows in size. It is now of enormous-proportions.
one of the peaks that reared sky
ward from the south side of Pelee,
has fallen bodily into the crater
and has been completely swallow-1
ed. There seems to be a side pres
sure in the crater and the burning
chasm widens perceptibly every
day. "" ' ' ,
Clouds no more hang about the
crest of Mount Pelee. The terrific
heat Beems to drive everything a
way, The column of flame and
smoke rear directly into the heav
ens, so that its top is lost to sight.
In the darkness of the night it has
the appearance 01 a stream of mol
ten iron, standing fixed between
heaven and earth. From Morne
Capote the relief troops were
pelled to make a quick retreat, al
though they succeeded in taken out
a few wounded. The entire coun
try, nearly to Fort de France, is
buried under deep cover of ashes.
This has made it almost impossible
to find the bodies of those who have
perished while fleeing to the : sea
Constantino Carra, one of the few
who succeeding in escaping from
Morne Rouge, after the explosion,
found refuge on the steamer Esk.
She was with 12 others in the house
when Pelee gave its first warning of
the disaster which it was about to
pour upon the village. She said
that the first explosion destroyed
many houses. She was. hurled with
great force against the wall of the
room in wfcch she was sitting. On
recovering from this shock, she ran
outside and there saw three separate
tongues of nre sweeping down from
the mouth of the volcano. The
earth shook with so great violence
that fhs could not retain her feet.
S"he was blinded by the glare of the
flames. The heat was so terrific
that her flesh was blistered. She
awaited the death which seemed to
be inevitable. Fortunately the fire
swept a little to one side of her and
she was saved.
At Grand Anz the tide swept 300
jfeet in shore, destroying many hous
les and drowning scores of inhabi
Even at-Fort de France the most
stout of heart have lost courage.
Colonel LeCoeur has reported to
his government that it bis opinion
the entire island of Martinique will
have to be abandoned. He asks
for assistance in transporting the
inhabitants to the other islands of
the West Indian group.
Hepprrer, Or., Sept. 5. Eel Day,
a prominent sheepman of Morrow
cpuuty, came to this city from his
Grant county ranch today and re
ported that 25 masked men, sup
posed to be mineis, shot into his
band of sheep in the . Greer horn
mountains, and killed and wound
ed at least 4oo.- The .trouble occurr
ed Monday, 10 miles from" Susan
On Monday morning at 8 o'clock
Mr. Day arrived at his sheep camp,
where be went for the purpose of
getting his sheep started out of the
mountains. He had hardly arrived
when qne of his sheep-herders, who
was out on the hill with the sheep
came running into camp with the
news that 25 masked men with
guns were after the sheep. Just
then Shooting commenced, which
lasted for several minutes.
Mr. Day '8 loss is about $12oo.
Mr. Day remained at the camp that
day and then set out for this place
to notify the officers.
The sheepmen of this country
are very mnch worked up over the
affair. The miners have what they
call a miners' reserve. They will
blaze a piece of ground near where
they are working for their horses to
run. on, and expect the sheepmen to
keep off. The miners have about
half ot the mountains blazed now
and as it is government range, the
sheepmen run their sheep on it.
Mr. Day had his sheep on a place
of this kind, and it is supposed this
is the cause of the shootin?.
Meriden, Conn., Aug. 30. Chas.
C. Pickhardt, a wealthy merchant
of this city, is entertaining Ray
mond Diehle, an officer of a United
States transport ship whose home
is in San Francisco.
A pretty romance prompted the
visit. In 1898 Miss Rosa Pickhardt
sent some magazines and books to
the soldiers in the Philippines. In
one of these she placed an informal
note, wishing the boys all manner
of luck. She signed ber full name.
Diehle discovered the letter and im
mediately answered it.
A correspondence sprang up be
tween the young people and letters
have been received almost every
week for the past four; years. An
invitation was finally extended to
the soldier to visit the Pickhardts,
and he has just arrived here. The
meeting is said to have proved a
case of love at first sight, and Miss
Pickhardt's friends are now in a
flurry awaiting the outcome.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking- Powdet
Awarded Gold Medal Midwinter Fair. San Francisco, .
"Having distressing pains in
head, back and stomach, and being
without appetite, I began to use Dr.
King's New Life Pills," writes W.
P. Whitehead, of Kennedale, Tex.,
"and soon felt like a new man."
Infallible in stamach and liver
troubles. Only 25c at Graham " &
com-iWortham's drug store.
BODY OF BARTHOLIN
FOUND IN A FIELD IN IOWA WAS
Found Written Confession on His
Person Said Other JJen Un
der Arrest Are Innocent
Officers Decline' to '
Riceville, la., Sept. 7. The body
buried here yesterday morning, aud
believed to be that of William .Bar
tholin, waB exhumed th'13 afternoon
and positively identified as that of
the Chicago double murderer.
1 he identification was made by
William Mitchell, a brother of
Minnie Mitchell, one of Bartholin's
victims. Detective Andrew Rohan
of Chicago, who arrived here this
morning from Chicago, and D. A. J.
Coey, a Chicago dentist, who had
worked on the murderer's teeth
Dr. Coey cut out the lower jaw of
the dead man, which contained the
two gold crowned teeth that have
figured so largely in the description
of Bartholin sent broadcast by the
police. The jaw wastakeu to Chi
cago tonight by the detectives.
Bartholin's body was found last
Friday afternoon, about six miles
from Riceville, as told in the Asso
ciated Press dispatches last night.
Inquiry here developed that Bar
tholin came to Riceville Aug. 6, be
fore the bodies of Mrs. Bartholin
and Miss Mitchell were discovered.
Thomas Phee, a contractor, doing
some work here for the Great Wes
tern road, advertised for laborers in
Chicago on August. 5, offering free
transportation to the place of work.
Among those who responded was
Bartholin, who hired under the
name of George Edwards. He
worked with the construction gang
for but half a day. After that he
worked 4-attwesojj3g jnachine and
in tne barveet fields until- last
Monday morning when he was last
seen leaving Riceville in the direc
tion of the place where his body
The text of the confession left by
Bartholin as made public by Coro
ner Carpenter follows:
"To whom it may concern I
wan't to state I am the Bartholin
the police are looking for. Also I
wish to certify I had no assistance
of any kind or from any one. Claf
fey, Thompson and Counselman
are all as innocent as an unborn
child and should be freed at once.
I cannot go intf details in regard
to the crimes. They were not plan
ned. It was all Minnie and I could
do. My mind is wandering. Such
a drop in life is a short time? Two
months ago traveling in the best of
company; today living the life of a!
hobo; a murderer. '!
"I intended to go into detail and
tell all but I cannot get my mind
centered. Even kmy handwriting
is disgraceful. - :
"But above all things I ask to
clear everybody from suspicion.
Tbera is no second party; I am the
last. "W. J. BARTHOLIN,"
It is apparent that Bartholia and
Miss Mitchell shared in some trou
ble to which the suicide referred.
Several notes to Bartholin, signed
"M. M." and identified by William-
Mitchell as the handwriting of his
sister,-were turned over tonight to
the brother, who seemed eager to
prevent their publication. One is
a specimen of the rest. It is ad
dressed to "Dear Will," and informs
the recipient that the girl could not
meet him that night. Two of the
missives are signed "Your Darling
Sweetheart, Minnie." All are dat
ed in Chicagojduring April.
It developed today that Bartholin
badjbeen in correspondence with
an unknown woman in Chicago who
had endeavored to aid him finan
cially after his arrival here. One
of these letters Bartholin accident
ally dropped from his pocket and
Charles Hoeft, a farmer for whom
Bartholin was workin, . read a fc.w
lines of it. Bartholin, however,
took the letter from him after he
had reau" the first few Isnes. Hoeft
states that the letter was addressed
to "George Edwards," the name by
which Bartholin was known' bere,
but that the letter began, "My
Dearest Will," as he remembers it,
the letter read:
"Sy Dearest Will Laylow and
get along the best you can "
Then came a reference to some
money matters not yet settled in
Chicago for which the receiver of
the latter had evidently been look
ing. Continuing it'read:
"Keep a stiffff upper lip and I'll
be able to help you as soon "
Hoeft had read no more, for Bar
tholin appeared and seized the let
ter. This wes about August 25 and
the following day Bartholin left the
Chicago, Sept. 7. Chief of Po
lice O'Neil says there is no doubt
as to the identification of the body
found in a field in Iowa as that of
William Bartholin." Dr. Coey, the
dentist who dlled Bartholin's teeth,
was taken to Iowa last night with
Detective Rohan and has fully
identified his work on the teeth,
ana several letters irom Kjmnie
aaitchell were found in the pocket . ter company bid against the Port
of the suicide, according to a dis-' land people for a franchise. In its
paten loaay received trom Konan.
lne cnarges preferred by the po
lice against Claffey, Thompson and
Counselman will be heard by the
next grand jury, which will be con
vened one week from Tuesday.
Said an attache of the state attor
ney's office tonight: "The confes
sion of the suicide is not a ukase'
guaranteed to free everybody. The
fact that the murderer killed three
people, including himself, will add
no great weight to this piece of
written testimony left behind.
There may be other strong evidence
involving these three men. This
evidence must be heard, wherefore
the accused must remaiu in jail in
default of bail, unless released on
habeas copus, and I hardly believe
that is possibler.
Chicago, Sept. 6. The body of a
man thought to be William Bar
tholin, accused of the murder of his
mother and sweetheart in Chicago
a month ago, was found in a field
near Lowther, la., 290 miles from
Chicago. He had been shot in the
head, and a pistol lay near by.
In the man's pocket was a letter
confessing to the murder of "two
women" 10 Chicago, and one signed
"Minnie Mitchell," the name of
Bartholin's murdered fiancee.
-The body was remoyed to Rice
ville, where it was recognized -as
that of a man who had been in the
vicinity for some time. A number
of persons who bad talked with him
recalled that he had given the came
of "William." To others he eaid
he was William Boscoe. At the
hotel he had registered as "William
Edwards." He disappeared a week
ago today, and it is presumed that
it was then that he took his life in
despair of eluding the police and
in terror of being captured.
The town authorities at once not
ed the resemblance the body bore
to the description of the Chicago
fugitive. It was then that a more
careful examination was made and
the note confessing the murders
was found. The town authorities
buried the body, but it will be ex
humed to remove any doubt as to
the identity of the Buicide.
Bartholin s note referred to tne
two murders, and declared that no
one except himself was concerned
in the commission of the crime.
The note filled one, and a quarter
pages of letter paper, and was sign
ed "William Bartholin." Other
letters found on' the body were writ
ten two years ago, and were signed
M. M." The body itself turnisa-
es several points which are similar
to those in the amended police de
scription of Bartholin, issued Au
gust 13. (Jhief ot these is the up
per false teeth. The undertaker
who handled the body said that
the upper teeth were false and "set
in a white plate." As to whether
there were two cold-crowned teeth
in the body, another means of iden
tifying Bartholin, the undertaker
could not remember. It was . ap
parent that death had occurred
several days ago, and to this fact is
due the obliteration of some of the
points relied on for a full identifi
cation. The confession was dated August
31, and in it the writer declares
that he killed his mother . tor ber
money, and later murdered
his sweetheart. Bartholin accu
ses Minnie Mitchell of be
ing a party to the plot ta mnrder
his mother. The murder of Mre.
Bartholin, the confession runs, was
accomplished according to a plot
arranged between tbe lovers, and
later Bartholin killed Miss Mitch
ell. The confession states that
Thompson, Claffy and Counselman,
the other suspects, are guilty of no
complicity in the murder. .
The Kind You Have Alvays fougg
SPECT TO BATES
Three Dollars Per Month for Firef
; Plugs Seventy-five Cents Per
Month for House Will
At Monday night's meeting of
iiue prvaiiis council, lae local wa
. T 11 if 1 t . .
1 otter, the local company said it
could supply - mountain water as
well as others could do it and at
lower rates.. It proposes to Filter'
Willamette river water and make a
reduction over former rates.
After declaring its ability to
furnish watermore cheaply and a
bundantly than ever before, the
company says, "we make the fol
lowing proposition:" If the city
will grant us a new franchise for
30 or 40 years and contract to oav
I this company or its successor the '
sum of $3 per hydrant per month
and $3 per mo.ith for each cistern.
ana a reasonable rate tor sewer
cleansing; or, if preferred by tha
city, some reasonable price per
per month or per year for supply
ing all water desired by tbe" city
for fire and sewer purposes, the city
to place its hydrants wherever it
pleases along the company's pipe ;
lines, and the price of such servics
to be agreed npon before franchise K
be granted and con tract let.
"This company will extend its "
pipe lines to Wilkins and Job's ad
ditions, the college and the head of
all sewers in the city, and build up
intermediate space to supply the
city and citizens with all necessary
water, and will furnish at all times
all necessary water for fire protec
tion and sewer cleansing within the
"For family use for" a welling and
family, including hot water tank
per month, 75 cents, not to include
hotels, wash houses, etc.
"For outside consumption: for
lawn and flowers for one lot for
season of four months, from June
1st to October 1st $3; for two lots
$5; for three lots $6; which is e
quivalent to 75 cents per month
for one lot or 50 per month per lot
for three lots, which we understand
is a lower rate than is given for
such service in the neighboring cit
ies or Portland. The foregoing out
side rates to apply to consumers
who use the water for house rises
also, and like reasonable rates for
all purposes where private consum
ers use the company wafer.
"This company feels the disad
vantage it might seem to be under
in proposing Willamette water m
competition with water from some
mountain stream.lt is quite as able
to bring such water to the citizensc
of Corvallis as is any one else, and
would undoubtedly be able to make
a better rate for such water, owing
to the fact that it now has install
ed a large first-class system of pip
ing to many portions of the city;
but such water, we do cot believe
can be brought to tbe city for any
such rates as we propose to givej
and it is doubtful if the mountain
streams adjacent to Corvallis can
supply the necessary water during
the hot season when water is most
needed for fire protection and sew
er cleansing, in view of the fact
that such water is already appro
priated and used by other private
consumers who have vested rights
in the same.
"We propose to censtruct a filter
according to the most highly ap
proved plan, and filter all water en
tering the pipes of the company,
thus securing water absolutely
pure, and at as low a degree of tern- '
prature in all seasons as can possi
bly be furnished through pipe lines
of 18 or 20 miles in length.
'e will enter into satisfactory bonds wltn.
the city to secure the performance of our con
tract obligations, and the proposed extensions,
and filter construction, and we will begin this
work of construction and extension within nine
ty days after the contract and franchise is grant
ed, and carry it to completion as rapidly as the
weather conditions will permit .
"We will agree 10 sell the property of thi3coro-,
pany to the city at any time desired by the city
at such price as may be agreed upon before thr
franchise is granted. We would respectfully ask
the city council to refer this, proposition to the '
proper committee in order that this company
may have an opportunity to meet the require
ments of the city in- the way of supplying it with
water for fire protection, sewer cleansing and
The offer concludes with a reference to the
company's large lnvestm-nt and the opardy In
which that Investment Is placed and to a former
proposition made some mouths ago to thecoun