The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, September 24, 1902, Image 1

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Vol. XV. No 32.
Editor and Pw
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l Organa Now Ready For Sale
f ' Ranging from $45 to $125. Will be sold on easy pay
ments. All organs guaranteed 10 years. . Call on or ad
dress R. M. CRAMER at organ and carriage factory Cor val
lis, Oregon. " . :
, , I have a nice lot of buggies completed ready for sale.
The finest of the season and in about 2 weeks I will have
mountain hacks ready for sale. Any one wishing either will
save money by buying goods
stand the hardships of the Oregon Co. Cheap goods , are
dear at any price, Our method is to put out good goods at a
reasonable price. Call on or address
R. M. Cramer
Corvallis, Oregon.
Tlie Benton County Lumber Co
: Manufacturers and Dealers in '
Rough and Dressed Cumber
Sbiiiflies, Eaib and Posts
A Square Deal for Everybody
Yards near Southern Pacific Depot, Corvallis, Oregon
of fee
that are .guaranteed and will
The "Cry of "Quiet" Is Mistaken for
That of Fire Floors of Church -Looked
Like a Battlefield
Bodies Piled Ten Feet
High Other News.
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 19. In
an awful crush of humanity, caused
by a stamp3de by the Shiloh Ne
gro BaptiBt church, at Avenue G
and Eeghteenth street, tonight, 78
persorB were killed and as many
more seriously injured. The ca
tastrophe occurred at 9 o'clock, just
as Booker T. Washiugton had con
cluded his address to the national
convention of Baptists, and for three
hours the scenes around the church
were indescribable. Dead bod ies
were strewn in every direction, and
the ambulance service of the city
was utterly unable to remove them
until after 1 o'clock. ' Dozens of
dead bodies were arranged in rows
on the ground outside of the hou&e
of worship awaiting removal to the
various under taking establishments,
while more than a score were laid
out on the benches inside.
The church is the largest for ne
groes in Birmingham, and the pas
tor says there were at least two
thousand persons in the edifice
when the stampede began. Instruc
tions had been issued to allow no
more to enter, but the negroes forc
ed their way inside . the building
and were standing in every aisle.
Even the entrance to 'the church
was literally packed.
Just as Booker T. Washington
concluded his address, Judge Billou,
a negro leader from Baltimore, en
gaged in an altercation with the
choir leader concerning a.n unoccu
pied seat, and, i is said, a blow was
struck. Some one in the choir
cried:" "They're fighting." Mis
taking the word " "fighting" for
"fire," the congregation rose in mass
and started for the door. - One of
the ministers quickly mounted the
rostrum and admonished the people
to keep quiet. He repeated the
word "quiet" eeveral times, and mo
tioned to his hearers to be seated.
Again the excited congregation mis
took the word "quiet" ' for "Are,"
and renewed the struggle to reach
the door. Men and women crawled
over benches and fought their way
into aisles,, and those who had fall
en were trampled upon like cattle.
The ministers tried again and again
to stop the stampede, but no power
on earth could stay the struggling,
fighting mass, of humanity. The
screams of women and children
added to the horror of 'the ecene,
and through mere fright many per
sons fainted and as they fell to the
floor were crushed to death.
The level of the floor is about 15
feet from the ground, andlong steps
lead to the i idewalk from the lobby
just outside the main auditorium.
Brick walls extend on each side of
these steps for six or seven feet, and
these proved a veritable death trap.
Negroes who bad reached the top of
the steps were pushed violently for
ward, and many fell. - Before they
could move others fell upon them,
and in 15 minutes persons were
piled upon each other to a height of
10 feet. This wall of struggling hu
manity blocked the entrance, and
the weight of 1500 persons was
pushed against. More than 20 per
sons lying on the steps underneath
the heap of the bodies rdied from
suffocation, v
Two white men who were in the
rear of the church when the rush
began, escaped, and, realizing the
seriousness of the situation, rushed
to a corner near by and turned in a
fire alarm. The department came
quickly, and the arrival of the wag
ons served to scatter the crowd
which had gathered -around the
front of the church. A squad of
police was also hastened to the
church, and, with the firemen, fin
ally succeeded ia releasing the ne
groes from their positions in the en
trance. The dead bodies were quick
ly removed, and the crowd inside,
finding an outlet, came pouring out.
Scdres of them lost- their footing
and rolled down the long steps to
the pavemen t, sustaining broken
limbs arid internal injuries.
In an hour the church bad been
practically cleared, and the eight
which greeted the eyes of those who
had come to aid the iDjured was
sickening. -Down the aisles and a-
long the outside of the pews the
dead bodies of men and women
were strewn, and the cries of the
maimed and crippled were heart
rending. In a few minutes the
work of removing the bodies was
begun. As many of the negroes as
could be moved by the ambulances
were taken to the hospitals, and the
rest were laid out on the ground,
and there the physicians attended
them. At least 15 died before they
could be moved from the ground. '
Captain Frank H. O'Brien. ex
sheriff of Jefferson county, and one
of the most prominent citizens of
Birmingham, was a witness of the
catastrophe. He. lives witnin
half a block of the church, and,
1 heating the commotion, went to as
certain the trouble. As he reached
the front of the church the crowd
had begun blocking the entrance,
and in describing it he said:
"I have witnessed many appall
ing sights, but the wild scene at
the head of those steps is beyond
description. Wildly excited ne
groes reached the top of the steps
and began falling headlong down
the incline. Others were pushed
upon them, and notwithstanding
the warnings from the outside the
crowd continued to push. In a few
minutes men and women were piled
upon each other to a height of lo
feet. Presently a negro woman
with j a baby in . her arms
mounted the mass, and, climbing.
over ' the bodies, leaped to the
ground without injury to herself or
the infant. As quickly, as possible
a rescue party was organized, and
as soon as the entrance was cleared
the removal of the bodies was begun'.
Birmingham, "Ala., Sept. 20.
to noon today 93 dead bodies of
victims of last night's panic at bhi
loh Baptist church (colored) hai
been identified. As nearly as can
be figured at -this hour, the number
of dead is 116, while no accurate
estimate can be placed on the num
ber of injured. The majority of
those wha were killed weje women.
After midnight last night several
bodies of persons who were crushed
in the panic were found lying ia
the weeds in the vacant lot adjoin
ing the church. They had scram
bled out of ' the maes of strug
gling humanity with broken limbs
or crushed breasts, and had crawled
away in this manner to die. One
negro threw himself over the heads
of the crowd and had his brains
dashed out against the wall.
New York, Sept. 20. With only
enough coal left to finish out the
month, the Brooklyn Bchools are
threatened with an enforced recess.
Only 1000 tons of coal remains on
hand for' supplying 145 buildings.
By the most rigid economy this a
mount can be made to last one
week. '
As it has been found impossible
to gel a 8"upply of coal in this coun
try for the winter months for the
16 public schools of Yonkers, the
board of education has decided .Jo
import coal from Wales rather than
cIobo the schools. Bids were asked
for a bid of about two thousand tons
of anthracite, the dealers being al
lowed all the latitude possible in
price. ": Not a bid was received.
New York, Sept. 20. The first
consignment of anthracite coal which
large dealers and consumers have
found it necessary to import on ac
count of the coal miners' strike in
the anthracite region of Pennsyl
vania, reached this port on board
the British ".'steamer - Devonshire,
which left Swansea, Wales, on Sept.
5. A second consignment is ex
pected to arrive here in a few days
on the British steamer Glencoe,
which left Swansea four days after
the Devonshire sailed. These two
shipments consist of about 8,000.
tons. ' ' - ' ."
It is rumored that orders have
been placed in Wales for thousands
of tons of anthracite, and contracts
have been made for the immediate
shipment to this city of from 20,000
to 30,000 tons..
Notice of the IFirst Meeting of Cred-
. itors.
In the District Courtol the United States ' lor
the state ot Oregon,
In the matter of Eldrldge Hartlessin bank
ruptcy. v
To the creditors of Eldridge Hartless ot Phi
lomath, in the County ol Benton- and District
aforesaid, a bankrupt ;
Notice is hereby given that on the 18th day of
September, 1902, the said Eldrldge Hartless was
duly adjudicated a bankrupt, and that the first
meeting of his creditors will be held at Corval
lis, Oregon, in my office on the 7th day of Oct
ober, 1902, at one o'clock in the afternoon, at
which time the said creditors may attend, and
prove their claims, appoint a trustee, examine
the bankrupt, and transact such other busi
ness as may properly come before said meeting,
Referee iu Bankruptcy
Dated Sepf 21th, 190.
Death of Mrs. Barker What En
gineer Smith's Lawyers Say
A Wedding Complaint
About Gravel Hauling
Football Men at.
There are students galore out on
college hill.- Monday was the first
day of registration, and at evening
time 302 .students hadbeen enrolled
as against 221 on the same day last
year. At noon yesterday, the fig
ures had risen to 351 as against
290 on the evening of the second
day a year ago. The aggregate
was 61 ahead with tne registration
of the afternoon to hear from.
At Cauthorn Hall 86 persons ate
lunch at noon yesterday, and of
them 80 were students. The larg
est number at the Hall at any time
time past, was last year when the
total was 72. At Alpha Hall a few
rooms remained unengaged yester
day morning. Of old students,
many are now returning, though
those daily on the ground say the
strange faces seem to- predominate
as yet. . The indications are very
promising. Chapel exercises were
held for the first time yesterday
morning, and during the day clas
ses met and lessons were assigned.
Mordaunt Goodnough has been
placed in temporary charge of the
musical department.
After an illness of about six
months, Mrs. Christina Henkie Bar
ker, mother of Mrs. Emory Allen,
died at the Allen home in this city
Monday night, of heart failure, The
funeral is to take place from the late
residence' at 10 o'clock this- morn
ing, and the interment will be in
the Henkie cemetery. The services
will be conducted by Rev,. Garnck
of the Presbyterian 'church.
The deceased was a pioneer of
1853. With her husband, she cross
ed the plains by ox team to Oregon
in company with her brother, Icha
bod Henkie, who still survives at
the advanced age of 92 years, and
also with her brother Jacob Henkie
of Marion county, and A. J. . Hen
kie, of Idaho, and her sister, Mrs.
Mary King, of the vicinity of Cor
vallis. -
The Barkers settled N on a farm
two miles west of Philomath, where
they resided until about 20 years
ago,, when they removed - to Wash
ington, where the husband died
three or four years later. After his
death, Mrs. Barker .returned to Ben
ton county, and thereafter lived at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Allen,
in Corvallis. At the time of her,
death, she was aged 86 years, two
months and 19 days. The surviv
ing children are, Mrs. F. Allen,
of Corvallis. Mrs. Bessie Witte,
Waitsbiirg, Wash., and William
Barker, Salem. She was a member
of the Presbyterian church, and was
ever a consistent Christian, and de
voted mother. - -
For more than halj her life, Mrs.
Barker suffered with blindness. En
route across the plains, her eyes be
came affected with alkali dust, and
the trouble continued after the ar
rival in Oregon, until in about two
years thereafter, the sight was en
tirely lost. After a life of gentle
goodness, she has gone to a place
where all who enter, see.
The account is that Engineer
Smith will probably make obiection
to the fiat rate of $800 per year for
fire protection in Corvallis under
the plan provided for by ordinance
now pending in the city council.
The original ordinance, it will be
remembered as prepared by Mr.
Smith's attorneys, proposed a rate
f $5 Per fife hydrant. The com
mittee from the council to which the
ordinance was referred made an
amendment providing fdr a rate of
$800 per year for fire protection,
sewer cleansing, street sprinkling
and other city porposes.
After agreeing to the amendment,
the committee instructed City At
torney Yates to send a" copy toJ2n
gineer Smith. . Mr. Yates took the
amended oreinance to Mr. Smith's
attorneys in Portland,- and was told
by them that the amendment in
question was not likely to be satis
factory. As to all the other amend
ments made by the committee, the
attorneys believed they would bo
accepted. Mr. Smith, who has beer
at Huntington, Eastern Oregon, for
several days, is expected to meet
with the committee in Corvalliis, in
a day or two.
One of the prettiest and most u
nique weddings of . the season oc
curred at the home of . the bride'a
parents Sunday evening, Septem
ber 21,1 902. The contracting par
ties were Ernest B. Carey of Falls
City, and Zelma R., only daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Henkie, of
Philomath. Promptly at eight o'
clock the happy couple were joined
in. holy wedlock by Rev. F. H.
Neff, ,of Philomath, in the presence
of near relatives and a few friends.
The bride was becomingly attired
ia cream albatross and carried white
carnations. Light refreshments
were served. The rooms were beau
tifully and artistically decorated,
and many beautiful presents were
received. - -
Mr. and Mrs. Carey will make
Falls City their future home. They
have a host of friends who wish
them a loug and happy life.
From all accounts a whirlwind
of enthusiasm is raging among stu
dents at the college over the com-
ling football season. The dull thug
of the pigskin as it is kicked and
cuffed about, is already wafted
townwards by breezes from the
west. As early as Monday after
noon, which was registration day,
the work was on. No game was
played, but a number of the initiat
ed were out'for a spell of kicking.
Yesterday afternoon again the op
eration was repeated and the first
practice game was played. Coach, .
Herbold arrived Friday, and has
already assumed direction of the
work. There is no doubt, from all
that can be heard and seen on the
grounds, that the boys are going
this year to make the effort of their
lives for a record. . . ". ,
A new feature has been inaugu
rated this season with respect to
ticket sales. Instead of - the old
custom selling single tickets for
each individual game, a season tick-,
et, admitting the holder to all
games is to be issued. It is to cost
$100. It will admit the holder to
all games of the eeason, for which,
six are already scheduled. The sale
of the tickets is-to be entrusted to ;
small boys about town. Each is to
receive five per cent of the. aggre
gate sales . Each is also to receive
one season ticket for each 10 that
be sells. Finally, the boy that sell3
the greatest number of tickets is to
receive a cash prize of $5. The ar
rangement places the cost of a
game at less than 17 cents, and
offers small boys a fine field of en-
Of course single tickets will , be ,
available to those who want them
at 25 to 50 cents, according to the
importance of the game.
The hauling of gravel from the
Linn county to the Benton county
side of the Willamette is complain
ed of from another source. Recent
ly the Times told how the super
visor of the road district on the .
other side of the river had lodged a
complaint, and that he purposed, if
possible to stop the practice.
Now comes David B. Ogdeu, as-'
sistant United States engineer, in
charge of the government improve- "
ment across the Willamette from
Corvallis, and says that those who
haul the gravel away are subject to ,
a fine of from $500 to $2,500. He
was on the ground, and says he saw
a load of gravel hauled away yes
terday morning. The gravel was
brought to Corvallis for use on a
building in course of erection. Mr.
Ogden says-that every load of grav
el hauled from the spot is one more
influence tending .to change the
navigable channel of the Willa
mette through the farms to the
eastward. There is a heavy wash
now, he says, at the j very place
from which the gravel is taken, and
the removal of the gravel only
tends to widen and deepen the
course that in future may wash and
wash until it is deepened so as to
become the main channel of the
Mr. Ogden left yesterday for Al
bany, where h will call the atten
tion of the Linn county court to the
practice. -
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