if. WW WEBEL' VoT. XV.--No.-50. CQRVALIJS, OjtEGON, FEBBPABY 4.'1903. H. F. IRVISTE Editor mod Proprietor. We Have Hamy BAROMNS For , Febr unary. G REAT ; REDUCTIONS &Si,Nis, .'Aged's &4 , ' L&dLgss' W - ... US I F YOU ABE LOOKING FOR SOME REAL 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. , : HENRY AMBLER, Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance, Philomath, Oregon. W . . - Times Office for Job Printing Pmss - w grain, fruit and poultry . . ... .... rsy Watches, docks Jewelry 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. ? , P. M. ZIEEOLF. DIVORCE COLONY. CONSTERNATION AMONG THEM BY COURT DECISIONS IN -DAKOTA. 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."-.: : 4 -. "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, "Well, 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." ' IN VESSELS HOLD. SPOTTED DEVILS THERE CAUSED TWO GANGS LONGSHORE MES TO STRIKE, , ' 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 - - . ence of two Mexican, lizards of guengaa 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" Deemee.as 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 - - 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. - .