The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, February 04, 1903, Image 1

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VoT. XV.--No.-50.
Editor mod Proprietor.
We Have Hamy
For , Febr unary.
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good bargains in stock,
Ranches, write for my special list, or come and
s see me. . I shall take pleasure in giving you all
the reliable information you wish, also showing
you over the country. ,
Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance,
Philomath, Oregon.
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Times Office for Job Printing
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grain, fruit and poultry
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Watches, docks
I have watches from one dollar up;
gold, gold filled, silver, silverine and
cheap ones for the boys. Kings of all
kinds Wedding rings, set rings, - band
rings. . -; , ..
r If you are having trouble with your
eyes or glasses and have tried all the so
called travelling opticians without suc
cess, come and see me, get a 6V that's
guaranteed and by one who will always
be on hand to make good his guarantee.
: Notice-After Feb 1st the store will
close at 6;3o p, m. except Saturdays. ., -
' Pratt,
The Jeweler and Optician.
Don't Cry!
We are sure we can match it if your
china gets broken, and it won't cost you
much either. We have so many pat-
terns and designs to select from that if
your china or glassware porcelain, or
crockery gets demolished you can buy a
new supply from our fine sets, and from
our open stock, at prices -you couldn't
begin to match a year ago. ? ,
Fear That. Divorce Granted and
Subsequent Marriages may be
Illegal Two Boys that
Weigh More Than a i
Quarter of a Ton. - -
Sieux Falls, S. Dak., Jan 30. The
!'divorce ... colony", here " ia panic
stricken. Men and women who
have lived in this city for-almoBt
half a year for the sole purpose i of
obtaining a legal separation' now
see their hopes dwindling. ,
What these people are saying a
bout the recent decision of the Unit
ed States supreme court would not
make choice reading for a Snnday
sebool class. The ruling (hat
"short term" divorces in South-Dakota
are void is looked upon aB far
worse than a hardship. -
If it were not for the scores of
cheerful lawyers in Sioux Falls the
mismated ones wouldn't find life
worth living. Tbe attorneys are
telling every one (hat the .supreme
court's decision wilt not affect South
Dakota divorces in general. . -
Ou the day the opinion was an
nounced a dozen persons who are
seeking divorces beseiged the offices
of one of the most prominent local
attorneys. ' , ...;:-V'
"What's going toy become of us?"
they asked. "Have we got to go" back
to our husbands and wives again?
Is this the kind of treatment we get
when we cone e out here with the as
surance - that -: everything would
come off allright?" The lawyer
ran his fingers through his hair
and asked them te wait outside for
half an hour-., -
Then Tie waded through a mas?
oi iaw-lkff.lsffdwTfen'' theftltrfy
minutes had elapssd he summoned
his client8. : . -" : .
"Things are not bo bad as they
seem,'rhe said. , "Now, this deci
sion was given in the case of jDhas.
S. Andrews, ofiMassachUsetts, be
cause be had not really lived six
months in South Dakota. In other
words the divorce was fraudulently
obtained. ;.
"All of that is perfectly correct.
But the supreme court's . decision
cannot possibly apply to divorce
applicants whb . have established a
bona-fide residence by 1 remaining
within the boundaries of the state
for the six months required by the
state law." : : 1
- "Then, if we Berve our six months
will we get our divorces all right?"
asked the unhappy ones. : ; .
"You certainly will," replied the
attorney. 'Just keep up courage,!
serve out your time, and you will i
get what you came for." N : '
. This assurance quieted the anx
ious clients, and they returned to
the "divorce colony", with the con
soling news. Every lawyer in Sioux
Falls is now telling his clients that
the supreme court's ruling applies
only to persons who have tried to
evade the Dakota laws. .
Two days after the decision was
announced here an aged man call
ed at the office of a lawyer who
boasts that in the last five years
he has parted six hundred couples.
"You . obtained a divorce for me
three years ago," said the - visitor.
Since then I have married a sec-
oad time. ; The' woman from whom
I was divorced has been hounding
me ever since the decree was grant
ed, and now she has retained a law
yer and is threatening to prosecute
me on the charge of bigamy." '
. "According to my . interpretation
of the supreme court's s decision I
don't believe she can do anything
to -you," responded -the lawyer.
"You lived in South - Dakota "six
months, in accordance with the pro
visions of the state law, and there
fore your separation was wholly legal."-.:
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"But the lawyer in my home
town in Iowa tells me that the su
preme court's ruling is liable to
cause me a whole lot of trouble, and
for that reason I have come here to
see you,
ij v i ouru iuo uiu uiau
let bei enter her suit, and
then lwb?h see whether she can : put
ydu n j ail or no" and with this
consblation the old man left.
MrefcMolineaux came - to Sioux
Falls Fast November. She has be
come very popular. : 2-
Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, Jan.
31. Two Americans, James Cooper
and Grovie Allen, have arrived
here in a sloop, after having forced
the blockade. Cooper is an ex-Confederate
major of cavalry and Allen
Is a military engineer. They have
come to serve . with Venezuela a
gain9t the allies in the event of hos
tilities. They left here for Caracas
today.. ; r -
New York, Jan. 31. An inter
esting side of the offer of I,a Popu
lar Bank to President Castro to aid
Venezuela financially, is, : says the
Herald's Buenos Ayres correspond
ent, the fact that the bank was re
cently established and has not as
yet started operations. Moreover,
the promoters, are Germans and
capital invested is exclusively Ger
man. - ; -
Caracas, Jan. 31. News has
reached here that a German war
ship, supposed to be the cruiser
Falke, was seen this morning near
the bar at Maracaibo making sound
ings. She had landed men. in her
small boats. r :
Springfield. Maes., Jan. 31.
Orders have been received - at . the
United States Armory to rush -the
shipment of loo.oooKrag- Jorgensen
rifles to arsenals over the country.
The7 original cause of the order was
tbe passage of the militia bill, bat
the rush feature of the order appar
ently has a special cause. -
Hamilton, N". J , Jan. 24. Gol
gate University has two students
who weigh together' 513 pounds.
They are Frank Horr, who weighs
265 pounds, and Edward Burnside
Simmons, who tips the scales at
248. ., ; .
Horr is a husky football man,
who has lived twenty one years and
is five feet ten.inches high.
Simmons is twenty, stands five
feet nine and a half inches, and has
had appendicitis ten times,;- for
which he has been operated on each
time, .When he grows up and stops
be a medical mies'onary iu South
Africa. His father and " brother
are ministers and wer.e Co'gate men.
The brother - died laet September
from appendicitis, r One of his .sis
ters, Mis3 Flora Simmons, is a tea
cher ia the Huguenot College in
Sooth Africa, and another sister is
Dr Hannah Simmons, resident
physican of Sherbon State Prison
in South Farmington, Maes.
Washington, Jan.' 31. Senator
Mitchell is slowly recovering from
a severe attack of stomach and
bowell trouble, having been , con
fined to his bed since January 20.
He iB now able toTbe about his
room, and expects to resume his
seat in the . senate by Tuesday or
Wednesday. Although his condi
tion was very serious at one time
last week, there was ho occasion for
alarm. His recovery would no
doubt have been more speedy had
his - general condition not been
weakened a? the result of. twe close
confinement to work since his ar
rival in Washington last Novem
ber. : . '.. :-y
Albany, NJ Y.," Jan. 26. The at
ray of counsel lined up in defense af
the trust in Mr. Hearst's coal con
spiracy suits indicates that "the
ralroads are alive to the danger al
a real', investigation." " ' : -
The burden of their opening "ar
guments was: "What does it all
amount to anyhow?.-We have been
doing it for years and. no one has
bothered us.": -
When brought up ' abruptly by
the attorney-general's, pointed ques
tions as to how the price - of cnal
was fixed and how it happened that
it had-been uniform among all the
companies from ' month to month
before the Btrike, they came out in
their true colors :. as "defiant law
breakers and insolently asked what
could be done about . it, inasmuch
as they could defy and nullify any
decree by going to New" Jersey and
doing there things declared illegal
in New York. . :
They overlooked two or three
things, hofwever, in the euccefsf ul
working of this : plan of defiance,
one that the attorney -general is an
astute and' experienced ; lawyer as
the best of the trust's Btsff; and they
will still be within Federal juris
diction . where another - of Mr.
Hearst's suits is pending and final
ly the power of outraged public sen
timent. J All ; that is required to
bring this litigation to a successful
issue is a determined and aggress
ive proeecution. - , ; l ,
Yaquinu Bay Celery
Constantly on hand at ZierolPs." '
And Almost Made Crew" Mutiny
; Lizards two Feet Long What ;
Scalded Newsboys to Death
Man Died Because
They wouldn't let
; ' .- him Work. .: " -
New York, Feb., 2 -4The pres-
-v - - .
of two Mexican, lizards of
in tbe forehead of the
British steamship Vittoria, now
lying, near the foot of? Montague
street, Brooklyn, gave Capt. Mack
enzie target practice -'during his
voyage from Mexico and caused
two strikes of 'longshoremen .
To sailors the dark olive, scaley,
double-collared creatures, , with
long, flattened - flexibly tails, sre
known as "devil?. r- - i,':,.:V
-John Paul Jones Hawkins the
Vittoria's cook, on Jan. 13, met tbe
first "devil" in the hold. He did
not stay to argue with jheV lizard,
but climbed through the . hatchway
very, nimbly, and informed Capt.
Mackenzie. The crew almost mu
tinied when ordered Wow to en
gage in mortal combat with the po
isnous reptile, so the captain with
drew his order. - -
The skipper is a crack shot. Re
volver in hand he crept . gingerly
along the sticks of mahogany and
cedar until he could draw sight on
the creeping monster, which meas'
ured about two feet. Capt. Mc
kenzie fired seven shots but failed
to kill the lizard. Then he clapped
dewn the hatch and enjoined secrecy
on all hands. : : -. - -- -
When Boss "Bill": Ktnney and
ea Friday out came the lizard from
its L place of concealment. The
longshoremen fell upon one another
in their haste to gain the deck. -
"I'm not afraid of them kind of
devils, nor of any other kind," said
Kenney who picked up - a stick,
faced the reptile and despatched it.
But the goss3ipy cook . had told
of the presence of a - second guega,
and the 'longshoremen would not
go back Yesterday the second
'devil" was discovered and a new
band of 'longshoremen . struck.
Foreman Kenney was taking a day
off, and at last reports the survi
ving Mexican monster was in char
ge of the Vittoria's hold.
Baltimore, Jan. 28. George W.
Deems, who was buried this morn
ing, died at the age of seventy years
from worry because he was no
longer permitted to work. Under
the rules of the Pennsylvania Rail
road "Cousin" or "Cap"
he was variously celled, was retired
on a pension after thirty-eight
years of service.
He did not want to be retired on
a pension, but the officials conclu
ded that, willy nilly, Deems must
take the rest and pension to which
his long and faithful work entitled
him. Hisitrthday was . early . in
December, but; Deem's pliantive
pleading prevailed to tbe extent of
allowing him to work to the end of
the year. From the - moment the
date was set for his retirement
Deem's health began to fail, and
when he finally quit on Jan. 1 . he
collapsed completely. - Gradually
he faded until.. TueEday when ; he
peacefully paessd away.
- Shock due to his enforced retire
ment was the cause given by tbe
physicians.- But the old man really
was heartbroken by his eeperation
from his work. x -- - ---
- "For thirty-eight yearns "Cousin
George was foreman of the -Mount
Vernon .Machine Shops of the
Northern Central ! Railroad. He
made a record unique in the history
of industry, for he worked through
out that whole period seven days in
every week and without a holiday
of any kind or intermission on ac
count of sickness. He was a perfect
glutton for work, and would . really
rather work than sleep.
About ten years ago Mr Deemes
worked from one Thursday night to
the following Monday morning and
only two years ago worked two days
and nights- without :, rest. " During
tbe week he worked es foreman of
machine shops and on Sunday he
took charge of the round- house at
Mount. Vernon.' ; ... . . -
Pittsburg, Pa., - Feb 1. Three
newsboys, Fred White, 14; Fred D.
Reck, 12; and Harry Hess, 12 were
0 seriously scalded shortly, after
midnight that White and Beck will
die." They were sleeping in an
areaway belonging to The First Na
tional Bank, when some unknown
person threw two buckets of scald
ing water npon them. Hess is the
only person who can talk, but he
is unable to give tbe name of the
person who threw the water, v - -
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. T. The
Pennsylvania Railroad will send
out checks this week to employes
who served during ; the anthracite
coal strike as members of the Na
tional Guard in full payment for
their wages on the railroad during
XI 1 1 1 . L . 1 '1
.luo Bevwai rarnV? V w"
(in nvAftraaa 'I'ha riia(ikntiAn mill
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t- Raleigh, S. C, Jan. 30. The
General Assembly of North Carolfna
today formally elected Lee S.'Over
man, the nominee of the Democratic
caucus, as United States Senator ta
succeed Senator Prichard. The joint
vote was" 138 for Overman "and 21
for" Pritchard.
; New York, Feb. 1. Having
tramped over the continent- seeing
more of. the world than many trav
elers of twice his years, Binjaman
Tirs- 1 . . t. d ... - . .
A-irBn-ner,- a Doy , 01 seventeen nas
retut-ned to visit relatives in Plain-'
field N. J. Since tbe time he left
his home two years ago his aunt 1
Mis Edward Baker bad. lost all
tram of htm. - - r'j-. i
With $10 in his . pocket .he left
Plainfield on his bicyle in search
of adventure,- and when he returned
he had a large sum of money. When
seen by : a - world correspondent
young Kirshner said: j'.'f:;-::
. "I wasn't going to sponge on
my relative s here, so I decided to
shift for myself. I went to Phila
delphia first. At Princeton I fell
in with another felljw. . It took us
three wetki to -get to California;-
ma 1 etrucK a 100 on a 20.000-acre
ranch in Sacramento Valley. I bad
to ride 50a miles in the spring when
we put the cattle out, and 510- in
the fall when we rounded up.
- "That wearied me and I got a
job on a vessel at San Francisco,
bound for Panama. When we lan
ded I went over the Panama canal
route, and settled- down at Colon.
I got homesick after a while and
sailed for New York. I'm going to
see Borne relatives in Brooklyn, and
tm ' T II ..f f a .Aim ' '
tucu ijit ouaiv uuv . ugatu. -.
Baker City, Jan. 30. Detectives,
who have been quietly at work for
weeks, have secured the details of a
11. . .
conspiracy 10 roo ine uoiomDia,
North Pole and other well-known
gold minrs. The richest "kind of -
UIO ill biio aggicgavv TMuni ni uuo
hundred thousand, dollars has been
taken from the mines and sold by
a system that was supposed by the'
operators to be proof igainst discov
ery. Peter Peterson, a miner em
ployed in the Colombia, was arrest
ed yesterday at Bourne by Deputy
Sheriff Snow and lodged in jau.
When arraigned this morning be
fore Justice Messick, he. made a
confession of the whole plot and ex
posed the methods of the thieves.
Peterson gave information that will
probably land the remainder of the
gang behind prison -bars. : .
Peterson . has agreed to. turn
state's evidence against the accom
plices. , ;- : 1 '
it is said that men higher in the
social scale than Miner - Peterson
will be caught in the toils as a re-,
suit of the prisoner's confession.
Ten men besides himself are im
plicated. Some' of these are miners
and others are influential men of
Sumpter and elsewhere. r -
At least $10,UUU has been stolen
from the Colombia mine alone. Ev
en more was taken from the North
Pole. All of the stolen ore was very
rich. . '
The gold-laden rock was disposed
of through agents of the - gang, in
Sumpter. Portland and - San Fran-:
cisoo. ' v ' - -
Henry T, Hendryx, republican
politician and now candidate for
registrar of the land office at La
Grande, purchased some of the stol
en ore and a suit is. now pending a-'
gainst him for its recovery. ' .
He is now being asked in the
courts to pay over $1,400 as the val
ue of ten pounds of ore which he is
said to have purchased. . ,
It is said that Hendryx has been
playing the part of a detective at
the instigation of Managers Baillie
of the Columbia and Meltzer of the
North Pole. A private detective ia
here also. - .