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10N6 TERM TRUSTIES AT THE
WJMTENniRT AND THEIR
Thirty Four Year Convict, Who
Ruined Whole Family, ; Mad or
a Trusty What Scandal
. Reveals Parents meet
' ing Other News.
Salem Feb. 3. The late revel
elation 3 of scandalous character
have served to focm the public eye
on affairs at the fetate penitentiary
No one so far has appeared as de
fender of the administration of
Superintendent Lee. It is certain
. that there has been woful absence of
discipline about the prison and a
general manifestation of lack of
aptitude and capacity by those in
authority. Whether true or not,
it is told as a fact, that the desperate
character of lracy and Merrill and
their purpose to attempt an escape
was known inside the prison some
time before the fatal 9th of June,
when the terrible and costly deli
very occurred. Not. long before,
an escape by another method had
been planned. Like that executed,
it was to involve the slaughter of
guards and the shedding of blood.
It was thwarted by means of infor
mation afforded the officers By con
victs who were taken by the ring
leaders into the scheme, but U who
- gave -away the plot. - It is well
know a that Tracy and Merrill, de
sired fo kill the informants "the
morning f the escape, but; failed
for lack of time and. opportunity,
to do so.
- Why, with all this warning the
prison walls were left so unguarded
at night that guns could be placed
inside, and why there were guards
in the employ so cowardly that the
desperadoes were premitted to ac
complish an " escape that under
proper discipline would have been
an impossibility," are charges that
the prison authorities cannot satis
factorily answer. To the negli
gence and incapacity, the carless
ness and ip fidelity to duty of those
from' whom the State had a right
to expect capable and faithful ser
vice is due the Tracy and Merrill
escape, and the frightful days " of
bloodshed and terrorism that fol
lowed. - This is the general verdict
as it is almost universally expressed
about the State House and in other
public places . at , the capital
during the .days of. com
ment and discussion that have fol
lowed the exposure of the : late
scandal. : '
1 One practice at the prison , that
comes in for unmixed condemna
tion, is that of making trustys out
-of long-term men. White, the man
fnixed in the nevr scandal was a
trusty. ' He was committed for' one
vi wwsi uuigiBiieo 111 lug ujs
tory of the state. He was an all
round bad man, as the period for
which he was sentenced indicates.
It is contended that such a man
never should be made a trusty, and
thst in better conducted penal in
stitutions, it is never done. With
years and years to serve, it is but
natural for a long term man to be
tempted to - escape. His long
term too is a sure sign of the meas
ure of his meanness. Yet it is said
to be a fact that - numerous such
cases now exist at the prison. One
man recently made a trusty there,
was sentenced for 34 years, i His
crime was of a most heinous char
acter, involving the ruin of a whole
family. - He has now 26 or 27
years : yet to eerve. Even with
double time as a trusty, it will take
him 13 or 14 years to complete, his
sentence. A man who has " seen
much service . as a guard at the
prison, says this trusty will disap
pear as soon as the r weather i gets
better, and the opportunities' for a
successful flight thereby improve.
Superintendent Lee is generally
accredited as a well meaning man
but there is only derision and cont
umely for his capacity as manager
of the state's chief penal institution.
Chicago, Jan. . 30. One of the
most severe cold waves of the sea
eon prevails in the Dakotas, Wis
consin, Minnesota, Iowa and North
ern Illinois. - r
At Bismarck, N. D., this morning
the mercury is the lowest reported
this year, registered 30 degrees be
As a result of the breaking up of
the mild spell, the poor-of Chicago
and other cities are again suffering
terribly. The police charity bu
reaus here are overwhelmed with
appeals for assistance.
Great stores of fuel, food and cloth
ing have accumulated sinc9the last
cold snap, and it is thought that ao
tual loss of life can : be prevented.
: Household and kitchen, furniture and
other articles too numerous to mention
Call at residence near United - Evangel
ical church. .- ' H. A.Wicks.
WHAT THEY DID
Parents and Teachers Met and Discusiei
- Schools and Children.
The parents' meeting held at the
public school building last Satur
day was one of the most successful
educational, rallies ever held in
Benton county. The Corvallis
Grange No. 242 joined with Supt.
Denman in the meeting to bring
the . parents and teachers together
and the result justified the wisdom
of the plan. . "-: V'- -- -:-
Miss Dunlap and Prof. Tartar
discussed the subject of school - vis
its, emphasizing the necessity of
teachers and parents becoming bet
ter acquainted. The teacher should
visit the child in the home and the
parent should visit the child in.the
school. Teachers should be careful
fo avoid criticising the parent be
fore the child, and parents should
be carefurto avoid criticising the
teacher before the child. .
In this discussion " statistics for
the last few years were given show
ing that over half of the schools of
Benton county bad been visited by
neither parent nor director. Sure
ly this should not continue. .
Good citizenship was discused by
T. T. Vincent, Supt G W Denman
and Rev H A Deck. Mr Vincent
said that in the home was laid the
foundation of all future Jmild in gVv
Supt Denman -: fouowed wirn a
discussion of the school's part. 'Tis
not so much that the pupil gets
through school ss how be gets
through fchcol. - He must . have
learned the necessity " of - constant
employment and. have . contracted
the habit of being constantly em
ployed. Public school libraries are
not a luxury but a prime,, necessity.
Kev. Deck m. discussing the
church's part in the work of good
citizenship, declared that the church
work is to make every citizen a
true Christian and" every: Christian
a true citizen. ; - ' ..
Noon having arrived a bounteous
lunch was spread and a very pleas
ant hour spent in gathering it up
again and having a generaL social
At i:3o Mr.J B Irvine gave a
talk '-The Parent's Dutv." insisl-
ing that the father, aswell as the
mfther, should bear tte burden of
training the children
Mrs. Ida Callahan, in tellinsr how
the public schools can be improved,
emphasized the need of better read
ing . and spelling, in fact, better
English. ": -r . v
Mrs. R J Nichols, in her excel
lent paper on the same subiect, stat
ed that the- school will ; reflect- the
district and will seldom rise above
it. She also made a strong plea for
school libraries. : - ,
Mrs. Cramerand Miss McCor-
mick bandied the subiect. "The
Teacher's Greatest Need," making
prominent the teacher s need of fit
ness and thorough preparation or
her work, and a better understand
ing between teacher and parent.
bta'e superintendent J H Acker-
man addressed those present on the
progress that is - being r made ; in
school matters and the attitude of
the present, legislature' toward the
public schools. ' ; r
A lively discussion of some of the
above papers waa indulged in by-
Rev. Moses, Rev. Carrick, William
Yates, Prof. Horner, MrsJ Smith,
Miss Noble and others. - - r -: r
Miss E. - J. Chamberlain had
charge of the singing and several
pupils favored the institute with
Notice is herebv eiven that the Coun
ty Superintendent of Benton county will
hold the regular examination of attli-
cants f or State and county papers, at Cor-
vallisUregon as louows: ; .
- - For State Papers.
Wednesday , February 11 , at nine o'clock
a. m. and continuing -until Saturday,
February 14, at four o'clock p. m.
Wednesday Penmanship, history, spel
ling, algebra, reading, scnool law. ;
Thursday Written arithmetic, theoryof
teaching, - grammar, -bookkeeping,
physics, civil government.
Friday Physiology, geography, mental
anuimeuc, compusiuuu, . puyeiuai
geography. , :
Saturday Botany, plane geometry, gen
eral history, Ji.nglisn literature, : psy
chology. - - : ,.1, -For
Wednesday, February n at nine o'clock
a.m., and' continuing until i-naay,
Feb. 13, at four o'clock p. m., First,
Second & Third grade Certificates. :-
Wednesday Penmanship, history, or
Thursday Written arithmetic, theory
of teaching, grammar, school law.
Friday Geography, mental arithmetic,
physiology, civil goverment.
Primary Certificates. .
Wednesday Penmanship, orthography,
readingarithmetic. , -.
Thursday Art of questioning, theory
teaching, methods, physiology. -
Dated this 31st day of January, 1903.
- .-' G. W. DENMAN.
, .... .. County School Supt.
I have 5OO acres of timber land to clear.
Will sell wood in stutnt) or eive wood for
clearing ground, have fir, oak cedar and
astir- 0 miles west ot uorvaiiis.
- P A Kline.
i ur, I'nce stream DaKing ruwuca
Awarded wold Medal Midwinter Fair. Su FrudsMb .
. nw9 jma
This Anniversary of President Gatcfi
Observed by Faculty and Students.
The faculty and the student body
of the college Wednesday morning
participated in the celebration of
the birthday of Thomas M. Gatch,
which event also commemorates the
date when the college for theV first
time reached an enrollment of five
hundred students representing every
section of the state. Sixyears- ago
when Doctor : Gatch was elected
president of this institution of learn
ing, he expressed the desire that
the attendance which then was 319
might be increased to five hundred.
Since that time the growth at the
college has been constant, steady
and healthy. Hence the fact
that the school should become
five hundred strong on the day that
the President came to be a septu
agenarian is a matter of ; no little
interest to the college community.
The , decorations , of the chapel
were neat and simple, the platform
being overhung with nags and
bunting, and ornamented - with
choice plants from the college conr
servatory. - As intended, the infor
mal reception came as , a complete
surprise to the President. Follow
ing a shoat address by a member of
the faculty and a brief response by
Doctor Gatch, the exercises closed
with "The Star Spangled Banner1-!
sung by the school, r During the
session it was suggested that al
though President Gatch is a . sept
uagenarian and enjoys the distinct
ion of having given out diplomas
before the average present college
or university president was born.he
has so husbanded his strength " that
now when his years are many, he is
the youngest oftheirt alL
The Big Logging Gamp Idle on Account
r of Inclement Weather.
An entertainment at the Blodgett
Valley school hous3 given by the
pup;ls of . the 6chool at the end
of the first term on January 3o,
conissting of recitations, songs, and
dialogues, interspersed by music,
a tx :? - n -
a large crowd overdo people being
present. After the entertainment
there was a basket social and the
bidding was very spirited, Mr. Wil
liam Van Alstyne acting as auc
tioneer. It was for the purpose of buyiog
lumber for a sidewalk . across the
swale between Mr. Van . Alstyne's
and the school : house, ; arTd ; the 2o
baskets sold, averaged a little ov r
$1.8o cents each, r Mrv T.1 Huft, of
Wren, gave some fine selections on
the vioUn and banjo,1 accompanied
by his niece, Mrs. Troxel, on the
organ. . Miss Connie Francis lso
rendered one piece on the organ,
and was mqch applauded. The di
alogues and recitations were well
spoken. ' - ': ' : .: - ;
Miss Mabel Wamsley is about
convalescent after her - fall at the
dance given by Mr. Van Horn last
The logging camp is at a stand
still at present on account of the
weather. The managers look after
the health of their men, and quick
ly dismissed one man who came in
with a child who had sign? of a
contagious disease, but hope no bad
results will follow. It was suppos
ed to be scarlet fever. C;
The man gernent of the cook
house has channel ' hands' to the
satisfaction of the whole camp.
Mrs. Tunison, late of Corvallis, "is
now in charg"..- ir: ' -:
Miss Kyle has an extension of
two months teaching ha the
district school. .
Ole Do not Cioe
to as high a standard as our desire would promote
us. but see that you make no mistake in
: the hcuse that keeps the hig
. v ' est standard of Grocer- :
- ies that is .the - '
place to. ,
" , BUY , ' - " '
fresh everything to be had, in the market. : We
--"' run. our delivery wagon, and our aim is - -to
keep whavt you want and to-'
please. " Callanii-see - ,
6. B. Periling.'
J WHY THEY OCJECT.
CLAIMS OF ALLIES SAID TO BE
UNREASONABLE AND FRIY-.
Ten Dollars for a Chicken and ;
Hundred for a" Donkey Real
ize Claims Would be Dis
allowed and want Ad
Salem, Jan. 30. Abill was in
troduced this morning by Repre
sentative Kay of Marion county
authorizing the governor to appoint
a matron for the state penitentiary.
This bill is the outgrowth of the
scandal in the institution, which
was published in yesterday's issue
of the Journal. This scandal 'has
called public attention to the fact
that a matron is needed at the pen
itentiary, or at least that there
should be more careful supervision
of the institution, with regards to
the female prisoners.
-When the recent scandal was
made public a large number of wo
men of Portland and Salem took
the matron matter up and d'scos
ed it among themselves.-: They fin
ally : concluded to request that a
bill be passed creating the. position
of matron and asked Representative
Kay to introduce it. v
1 The bill . provided that the ma
tron shall have charge of the female
ward at the penitentiary and there
is a salary attached of $40 per
New York, Jan. 31.r Fire broke
out today in a laboratory in tie
second story of the United StatesTl
assay office, which is next door to
the United States : eubtreasury, aLd
dj8troyed a portion of the roof atd
upper stoiy and some of the appa
ratus. Chief Assayer Torrey" said
the loss of the building would be
nominal. He thought the business
of the assay office,; which amounted
to about 75 assays a day, would not
be interrupted longerthan three
or four days. Mr. Torrey believed
that nitric acid, which is used in
testing bullion, was the cause of the
fire. ."' -r : ' - y-"-: ":' ' -
An alarm was turned in and the
65 government employes ' In the
building hastened to save the mil
lions in .their care. '' There was
about $4o,ooo,ooo in bullion in the
vaults and about $l,5oo,oco lying
outside in the various parts of the
building. ;The $1.5oo,ooo and a
bout $loo,ooo in a. melted state, as
well as the books of account and re
cord, were hastily locked in the
vaults.. Then the employes hurri
ed but of the building for their own
safely. - ... ' ' "
The building used by the assay
office is historic. Before it began j
to be used as an assay office, 4o years
ago, it was a government mint, and
for a time it was the United States
or government bank. The struc
ture is of gray stone and brick and
very old fashioned.
New York, Jan. 31. Among the
visitors to the tax office yesterday
was. J. Pierpont Morgan, . who was
on the tax books for a personal as
sessment of $600,000. Mr. Morgan
said that though he was not liable
for any personal assessment, he be
lieved it to be the duty of. every cit
azen to contribute to the support cf
the city. He was willing to pay on
in assessme nt of 4oo,ooo, as he did
; Jersey Milk Cow "
Fresh Christmas day, perfectly . gentle
For sale by . . ; " v.: - - ; ' '
. .v. James Herron,
.':' "Z.:-- Bruce, Benton Co.
Return of Miss
And Her Own Company.
Monday The Deacon's Daughter.
Tuesday In the Hands of the
Enemy. . .-. ' ; .
Wednesday Held by the Enemy,
Thursday Nell Gwynn. .
Saturday Matinee Among- the
Saturday Night Blue Grass of
- Old Kenf ucky.
H. S. PERNOT, -Physician
Office over postoifice. Residence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Hours 10 to
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be
left at Graham & Wortham's drug store.
Executor's Notice '
In the County Court of the State ot Oregon tor
In the matter of the tost W1U and Testament
ot C. C. Vanderpool, deceased.
Notice la hereby given that David Vanler
pool Is the duly appointed and acting executor
ol the Last Will and testament of C. C, Vander
pool, deceased, and all persona having claims
against said estate are required to present toe
same with proper vouchers to me at Wells Sta
tion, Benton County, Oregon, or at the office of
fates & Yates, Attorneys, Corvallis, Oregon,
within six months from this date- .
Dated this Januajy 13, 1903.
'. '... - Executor.
,. . ' Contest Notice,
rj(' ; Department of the Interior,
" '"'t 'r . V . United States Land Office.
" " .' : Oregon City Oregon. . : .
' ! - - --. Nov. 7, 1902. '
A sufficient contest affidavit having been filed
In this office by Q. W. Bigharn, centestant,
against homestead entry No 12774, made Hay 11
1900, for-SJi ol SW J4 and S BE X, Section 10
Township 12 8, Bange 7 VV, by George H Jackson
Contestee, in which it is alleged that Contest
ant "knows the preterit condition of same;
also that said - entrymen has never resided
upon or cultivated or improved said claim since
making entry or at all and that said alleged ab
sence from the said land was not due to his em
ployment in the Navy, Army, -or Marine Co;ps,
of the United States as a private soldier, officer,
seaman, oj marine during the war with Spain
or during any other war in which the United
States may be engaged," said parties are here
by notified to appear, respond and otter evi
dence touching said allegation at 10 a m on
February 24th, 1903, before the Register and
Receiver at the United States Laud Office In
Oregon City, Oregon. -
The said contestant having, in a proper affi.
davit, filed on Nov 7, 1902, set forth facts which
show that after due diligence - personal service
ot this notice can not be made, it Is hereby or
dered and directed that such notice be given
by due and proper publication,
- CHAS B. MOORES.
-V gw . Baglster. .. I
. - jU. W. B1JJJSE.,
in the C ircuit Court of the State ot Oregon for
Bentc n county, ...
A E Laws, plaintiff versus Saiah Stewart
To Sarah Stewart the above named defendant,
' In the name of the State of Oregon- You
are hereby required to appear and answer the
complaint of the above named plaintiff in the
above entitled Court, now on Ale with the clerk
of said court within six weeks from the 17th of
January, 1903, the date of the first publication
of thl3 summons, and you are hereby notified
that if you fail to appear and answer said com
plaint as hereby required, the plaintiff will ap
ply to the court for the relief prayed f ot Irr said
complaint towlt: The foreclosure of a certain
mortgage made and: executed by Mary Maud
Hoffman through her duly authorized attorney
In fact, to plaintiff on the 13th day of April. 1895
to seeure the payment of a cert -tin promissory
note ot Mary Maud Hoffman, for $91,46 payable
year after date, with Interest thereon at the rate
of ten per cent per annum, from date and
which said mortgage conveyed unto plaintiff
the following described re-I property situated
in Benton County, Oregon: Lot number 4 in
Block 23, original town of Corvallis, Oregon.
And a further decree barring and foreclosing
you, said Sarah Stewart of and from all ' right
title or interest in or to said real property and
everv part there f.
This summons Is published by order of the
Hon. Vlreil E. Watters, Judge of the County
Court of the State of Oregon, made at Chambeis
in Corvallis. Oregon, January 14th, 1903. The
date ol the first publication ot this summons is
January 17, 1903, and the last publication there
of February 2a, 1903.
WEATHERFORD & W YATT, .
YATES & YATES.
-, , Attorneys tor Flaintitts.
: Notice for Publication
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
United States Land Office, Oregon City, Oregon,
Jany 12th, 1903.
N otice Is hereby given that in compliance with
the provisions of the act of congress, of June 3,
1878, entitled "An act for the sale ot timber lands
In the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and
Washington Territory," as extended to all the
Public Land states by act ot August 4, 1892, -
Adelbert D. Perkins,
of Toledo, county of Benton, state of Oregon,
has this day filed in this office his sworn state
ment No 6009 for the purchase of the of
NEJ4 of Section No 28 in Township No 12 S
Range No 7 West, and will otter proof to show
that the land sought Is more valuable tor its
Umber or ttone than for agricultural purposes
and to establish his claim to said land before
Victor P-Moses, Olerk of Benton County, Ore
gon, Corvallis. Oregon, on Wednesday, the 8th
day of April, 1903i
He numes as witnesses :
. John W Hyde of PhUomath, Oregon. - .
Frank M spencer " - .
William Brazelton of Toledo. Oregon,
Charles Kreger " " .
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above described lands are requested to file
their claims in thi&office on or before said 8th
day of April, 1903. -
" J . CHAS. B. MOORE3, .
- Parties wishing to buy pianos,
call or address, B. M. Cramer of
Cramer Organ Factory.
You can save from $25 to $50 by
buying through him and thus save
the middleman's profit, and he has
all designs, and, will order direct
lor you and is permanently located
here. '. : . ' ---- - -
As I am acquainted with most
ui 1 11c uiauEiiaciurers, .cauiuiuisu
nearly every make you wish.
Beware- of cheap inducements,
as there are many? inferior? grades
out now. : ' - '
MISS EDITH GIBSON
-'-..Tjnte of New Rno-lanrl flnnnprtra-
tory of Music. Boston. Terms Rea
sonable. Residence corner of Tnw
. : J
lorand Sixth streets, Corvallis, Or.
Meals at all Hours,
Ovstt ;tvrs in Sftnsnn - V-
Located in Hemphill Building, Cor
vallis, Oregon. --
C. W. LEDERLE.
A General Banking Business.
Exchange issued payable at all finan
cial centers In United States, Canada
and Europe. -
Portland, Seattle. San Francisco and
Canadian Bank of Commerce
Chicago First National Bank
Canada Canadian Bank of Commerce
TJoIon Bank of Canada.
L. G. ALTMAN, M. D
Office cor 3rd and Monroe sts. Keel
denee cor 3rd and - Harrison sts.
Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 2 to 4 and 7
to o r. lu. ouuuayB xuiv a, at..
Phone residence 315. .
DR. W. H. HOLT.
; DR- MAUD HOLT.
Office on South' Main St. Consul
tation ani examinations free.
Office hours: 8:3o to 11:45 a.' m
1 to 5:45 p. m. Phone 235.
G. It. FARRA,
FHTSICIAJT, SURGEON OBSTETICIAN
Residence In front of court house facing 3rd
t. Office hours 8 to a. m.l to a and 7 to8; . -
DRO. H. NEWTHr
Physician & Surgeon
; ATTORNEY AT LAW
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
- Stenography and typewriting done.
Office ia Burnett brick Corvallis, Oreg
W. T. ROWLEY M. D.
Homeopathic Physician, -Surgeon
Office Rooms 1 2 Bank Bldg.
"Rfisirlpmnn 4on 3rd et between
Jackson & Monroe, Corvallis, Or.
Berident Phone 811 -Office
hoars 18tol2 m 2 to 4 and T toT:80pr
B. R, Bryson,