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Vol . XVI. No: 2.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, FEBRUARY, 21, 1903.
K F. ' IRVUTE -Editor
and Propriet T
Will be arriving all
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We have bought
A Big Line of Dress Goods
In all the New Weaves.
Our Gents Clothing Departm't
Will be more than doubled, Will carry
a larger line in all Departments than
ever, before. Have
Added 750 feet Floor Space
And will offer inducements for . '
J. H. HARRIS.
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I F YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME REAL
good bargains in stock, grain, fruit and poultry
Ranches, write for my special list, or come and
see me. . I shall take pleasure in giving you all
the reliable information
you over the country.
Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance,
' ; Philomath, Oregon.,
: w F.386. ' .
Times Office for Job Printing.
you wish,' also showing
I have watches from one dollar'up:
gold, gold filled, silver, silverine and
cheap onfiB for the boys. Rings of all
kinds Wedding rings, 'set rings, band
i If you are having trouble with your
eyes or glasses and have tried all the so
called travelling opticians without sue
cess, come and see me, get. a fit that's
guaranteed and by one who will always
be on hand to make good his guarantee.
Noe-After Feb ist the store will
oe 630 p, m. except Saturdays.
The Jeweler and Optician.
""We are sure we can match it if yonr
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.
OVER HALF THE CONTINENT
COVERED WITH SNOW.
Stock of all -Kinds Perishing on; the
Plains Wires Down,: Trains
Abandoned . and . Vessel
Snnk Other News,
Chicago; Feb- 17,-From the At
lantic coast to, the Rocky,.. Moun
tains the greatest blizzard knows in
years is raging with increasing in
tensity. Reports , from thei New
England states, from New York,
from Pennsylvania and the Middle
West, show the ; unprecedented se
venty of a storm that is destroying
cattle by the thousands, blocking
all the railroads, shutting off: all
means of communication and paus
ing distress to people of every class.
In New York state all the tele
phone and telegraph wires are
down or, working poorly; trains
have been almost wholly abandon
ed and it is feared that great loss
of life will result. .
Stock trains are blockaded in Ne
braska, and Minn3ota, and the cat
tle are freezing to death in the cars.
The Ohio Ttver ib Tismg steadily,
and Jwill pass the: danger line at
Cincinnati this afternoon, while in
Pittsburg the flood in ' the Monon-
gahela has already - thrown out of
employment over zU.UUU men and
done thousands of dollars damage
to fine steel stored along the bank
in ware houses.
: In Alabama and 'Florida heavy
frosts and continued cold weather
have spoiled the orange crop and
done' incalculable harm to all fruits.
Washington has been shut off
from - all communication with the
outside world for hours, and
throughout Maryland and Virginia
there is great eoffe'ring;
Pittsburg, Pa Feb. 17. This
morning the Monongahela reached
a mark which flooded the , Dewees
Wood Mill of the American Sheet
Steel Company,' and as a conse
quence 20,000 men are thrown out
of employment. The damage to
fine steel ready for shipment and to
raw stuffs used in its manufacture
has not been fully estimated, but
will amount to many thousands of
dollars A- -
Both the Ohio and the Mononga
hela are still . raising, and other
mills must close within a very few
New York, Feb 17. The storm
that has been raging here for .the
paet 24 hoursls increasing In in
tensity. According to reports re
p.pivftdbv the. weather bureau, it is
TTow centralized" pver JSTew England,
by telegraph is almost entirely., at
a 'standstill.; Tble : train' eeryice both
north And potith is almost Btonned.
and many trains have been indefi-
DllOiy U!tUU UUCUi 1UUOO VUBt BIO
scheduled are; all late.
This aherboon snow is eill fall
ing, and the poor are suffering ter
ribly from the bitter cold.
Chicago, Feb.' 17. The thermom
ftfir this afternoon registers ten de-
grees below zero, . ana no . nope oi
eany renei is neiu ouu uy iuo wai,u
er bureau. Wires are down in all
directions, and the few now work
ing give very poor service. v ; ' ' , .,
Reports from the Northwest say
that stock trains have " been caught
out on the road between drifts and
that the cattle are freezing to death
in the cars. Sheep in transit are
dying in great numbers. There are
reported to be two trains snowed in
near" Hutchinson, Kan., . on the
Rock Island. r
Mobile, Ala., Feb. 17. The cold
wave that has extended to the far
South seems to mean almost certain
destruction to the orange crop and
serious injury to all early fruits. ,
Columbus, O., , Feb. 17, The
Btorm has increased in severity
and the thermometer now registers
two degrees below zero.' ' All over
Ohio trains have been abandoned
and but few wires are working. It
is by far the worst storm of the
winter. - '
Cincinnati, Feb. 17. The Ohio
River will pass the danger line
within a few hours. ll merchants
who have warehouses and . stores
within. reach of the coming , -flood
are busy removing their goods to
higher ground. ..Today the weatber
is clear and. cold. .
Maysville, Ky., :, Feb, 17: There
are 12 inches of snow i herd. -The
Obia river rose five feet during' the
night and is now raising at a rate
of nearly four inebes an hour.
St Louis; Feb. 17. The present
storm is the worst, in years. The
temperature - today is .six below
Norfolk, Va., Feb., 17. A torna
do struck the passenger steamer Ol
ive, which plies between Franklin,
Va , and Edenton, N. C, at 9:30
last night and sent her to the - bot
tom, of the Chowan, river, off Wood
ley's Pier, between Mount Pleasant
and Olive's wharf. , Seventeen per
sons are known to have been drown
ed, and others who were rescued
are in a serious condition.
The storm, when it struck the
Olive, caused her to go over on her
beam ends, and when v she righted
it was only to. sink on account of
the water she had taken.- -A: ma
jority of the passengers .and crew
were below at the time, and had no
opportnpi-ty to reach the pilot house,
of tik "veaBel. This point Was the
only 'porEion left above water, and
in it, standing waist deep from the
time of the. accident until 6 o'clock
in . the . morning, Captain George
Withey ana five others, were res
cued.;, ' . '
According to the statement of
Captain Witney to the Associated
Press correspondent here . tonight,
there are 17 known to have been
lost on the sinking steamer, and a
lifeboat loaded with Engineer C: L.
Con roy, Assistant Engineer J. P.
Murphy,. Purser J. N. Bell,, one
white and two colored passengers
and two colored deck-hands, which
laftrthe steamer in-hope, of reaching
a vessel whose lights could be seen
in the distance, is not yet heard
from. If these have been drowned
the list will reach 25.
Captain Withey reached Norfolk
this afternoon in ' company with
Martha Barrett, colored stewardess
of the steamer.
. At 6 o'clock this morning the
river steamer Pettit hove in sight
and rescued the almost frozen sur
vivors.. ' - ,
The Olive was a small screw
steamer, owned byJT. A- Pretow, of
franklin, y a., ana nad t been . ply
ing between North Carolina and
Virginia for several years. . Sbe.left
Pranklin, . last evening - , Jor
Edenton, and had almost reach
ed her destination when the torn a
do struck her. "
'; Salem Feb. 17. Senator Daly i". a
member of the joint committee sent
from the Oregon legislature to in
body regarding fishing and fish laws
has opinions of his own.. His views
may not exactly coincide with those
of others, but. be expresses them
emphatically and in a way that
makes ihem carry weight;
; "The committee on fisheries ac
complished .nothing at Olympia.
We met with a similar committee
from the Washington legislature
and conferred, and that ' was the
end of it, as has ever been and ever
will be the end of such action. 'No
good can come from it.. That leg
islation for the protection and ' reg
ulation of the fishing industries is
desirable we all know, but that is
not the way to go at it. ' I will tell
you what I know from experience
to be the correct plan.
"Take the matter entirely out of
the bands of the fish men and ' 1 t
those who have ho active interest
in fish and fisheries attend to it.
In that way may be obtained un
biased legislation.. As long as
fishermen, canners, etc, are placed
on committees governing fisheries
legislation there will be private in
terests involved. Each man who
is engaged " in that : business has
some pet scheme.' He may honest
ly labor for what he considers to
be the best interests of the state,
but he will be influenced. He can
not help it: That influence is ex
erted without his knowledge o con
sent, but it is an influence.- .
; "The way to change all thisis to
take it out of the hands of the fiah
packers altogether. -Then it will
stand on its merits and receive un
biased consideration- That is my
view. I saw the same conditions
prevail in regard to education, and
I saw them eliminated by the plan
I have suggested.
GOVERNOR- CHAMBERLAIN VE
TOES X PROPOSER BICYCLE
No Money For Indian Fighters
Reduction , Studies Asked in -Common
For Widows Other
Salem Feb. 17. Because he does
not believe a bicycle is entitled to
be placed in the. same class with
horse, mule, cow or other domestic
animal, Governor Chamberlain
has sent back with a message of
veto Senate Bill No. 14, which pas
sed both houses.;'
Senator Mays of Multnomah in
troduced the bill early in the ses
sion. Its intention was to reduce
the number of bicycle thefts, and
Mays took the stand that a man's
bicycle was likely to be as eesential
to his welfare as . his horse. The
bill made the crime of, stealing a
bicycle the equivalent of horse
stealing, and fixed the penalty the
same, making it a penitentiary of
fense. In his message of veto the
Governor states reasons as follows :
Section 1798 of the Code provi
des sufificent penalty for thelarceny
of a bicycle in case the value there
of exceeds $35, and ' I can see no
reason for any change in the law
in that respect. My experience as
a public prosecutor for more than
two years last past has . proven to
me that in 90 per cent of the cases
of thefts of bicycles the. guilty per
sons are usually boys ranging from
ro to 16 years . of age.. In many
cases there is no criminal intent,
and in a few cases . there is an
intent to appropriate the property
The" theif is usually a subject
more fit for the Reform School than
for the penitentiary, and it seems
to me that the penalty provided
by the proposed amendment is se
verer than it ought to be and
that bicycles should be placed on
the same category as other personal
property mentioned in Seetion 1789
of the Code." '
- While the Indian War Veteran
will get nothing from the present
session of the Oregon Legislature,
he is privldige . to . extract what
comfort he may from a concurrent
resolution introduced in the Senate
by Senator Kuykendall, which calls
for the appointment of a committee
of three, holder over Senators to
collect data regarding the justice of
the Indian fighters' claimB and sub
mit the same to the ' next session
with . recommendations . The . sum
of $1,600 is appropriated to defray
the expenses of this committee.
' Too many school books, . too
many school studies, too . much
work for the pupils, and too much
work for the teacher is the cry voi
ced by Senate Concurrent Resolu
tion No. 24, offered by Miller of
Linn, and adopted. This, resolution
declares that, .through the great
press of studies attempted under
the Oregon law, .' proper education
of children along lines that would
prove most advantageous in active
life is prevented. It also recites that
many families are kept constantly
poor in their efforts to provide the
varied t text-books '. prescribed. It
calls upon the state Board of Edu
cation to reduce the number of
studies and devote more .time to
those branches of education which
will prove of most direct benefit.
The bill appropriating $2,060
each for the widows ot the peniten
tiary guards killed last summer by
Tracy and Merrill was defeated
yesterday afternoon, but - a resolu
tion was subsequently introduced
directing the Ways and Means
Committee to report a special ap
propriation of $1,000 for each of
the three women. Several of the
principal opponents of the original
bill have- said tbat they would
withdraw their opposition if the
amount of the appropriation were
reduced as indicated.
House Joint Resolution No. 6,
introduced by Jones of Multnomah,
directing the State Printer to print
and bind. i,,44P additional copies of!
the official records of the. - Oregon .
Vbluuteers in the Spanish and Phil-; '
ippine wars," was' adopted by the '
House yesterday afternoon. Thesa
copies are to be distributed, among.:
the private soldiers who. enJListed in .
these wars from Oregon., Jones and
Banks advocated the adoption of
the resolution and there was no '
Not content with a Bimilar reso
lution passed several days ago, trie
Senate has again placed : itself on
record as fa voting the election ; of
United States Senators, by direct
vote of the people. ' This time Sen
ator Hunt is father of the move. '
In Senate Joint Resolutian No;'" 7
he calls upon the American : Cbn '
gress, under Article V. of the Con-? -stitution
of the United. States, for ,
the assembling of a conference for .
the purpose of securing, this end.
There was no dissenting voice when
the vote upon adoption was called -for.-
". ') .
"We cannot have too manv of
these good resolutions," President
Brownell declared, speaking from,
UUICLU, n ou. I. 1U6CU31 10 dus
state for the per diem and mileage
of the Representatives foots up -nearly
$8000, the exact, sum being
$78 lI,8o. Each representative
with the exception of the Bpeaker
who is allowed $'5 a" day, ' receives
the same per diem, which amounts
to $12o for the seesion. The mileage
however, varies according to the .
distance travelled. The Marion
county representative receives the
smallest amount for mileage, 30
cents for two miles traveled. E. H,
Test, of Ontario, Malheur county,
secures the biggest plumb as he
traveled 992, miles, bis mileage .
amounting to $148.8o. Some of the
representatives, while residing
comparatively near the capital,
have been away on joint committee
trips and thus receive more than
would otherwise be the case.
Tp Alec'M, La Follett falls the
honor of receiving the smallest sum
for bis services, it amounting to
. Senate Bill 204, by Pierce, allow
ing the State Land Agent a deputy
at a salary, of $900. yearly, passed
by the Senate this morning despite
the efforts of McGinn to' obstruct.
Many senators spoke in favor of
the, measure. McGinn charged
that it was an attempt to personally
favor State , Land Agent Morrow,
who he alleged would live in Port
land while his deputy did all tha
Shelly 's House bill to license
warehousemen passed the Senate
The Senate passed the bill creat
ing the office of State Examiner of
offices at a salary of $2,400 an
nually, a clerk at a salary of$r'5oo
and $1,200 for expenses, to be ap
pointed by the governor. He must
keep check on business of all state
and county officers. ' ' -
Salem, Feb.. 17. The work of a
delegation of labor leaders sent
from Portland in behalf of legisla
tion for their cause . has been suc
cessful, and despite the fact that
they were once unfavorably repor
ted and indefinitely v postponed, '
House-Bills No. 147 and 148 .are
now before the Governor anditres-t -with
him whether they .become lawss
The Senate ' passed them without
opposition and labor has won at '
least a portion of that which is la
bor's due. They carry the right to
belong to unions and prohibit the
use of deception in the employment
of men. Bill No. 147 at first con
tained an anti-Pinkerton provision,
but this was striken out before the
Yesterday was "labor day', in the
Senate and in addition to the two
bills named above House bill No.
38, regulating the employment of
females, and House bill No. . i46,
preventing the blacklisting of wor
kers, were also put through. The
Senate committee on judiciary had
not seen fit to make recommenda
tion on the latter measure, .but it
passed without opposition in spite
of this fact. Senator Mays . spoke 1
in itB favor.
Our store will close at 7 v n. m.
during January, Februarv and
March, Saturday evenings excepted
' J. M. Harris.