The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, February 25, 1903, Image 1

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    Vol. XVi: No. 2.
Editor and Proprietor.
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Watches, docks
and Jewelry
I have watches from one dollar up;
gold, gold filled, silver, silverine and
cheap on as for the boys. Kings of -all
kinds Wedding rings, set rings, band
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 fit that's
guaranteed and by one who wilt always
be on hand to make good his guarantee.
Npe-After Feb ist the store will
, oe 6,30 p, m. except Saturdays. .
The Jeweler and Optician.
Don't Cry!
We are sure we can match it if your
china gets brok en, and it won't cost yoa
' much either . We have so ( many pat
. terns and desigDS to select from that f
your china or glassware porcelain, or
crockery gets demolished you can buy a
new supply from our fine sets, and from
pur open stock, at prices you couldn't
begin to match a year ago. ,
Appropriate Five -Thousand a Year
Flat Salary Bill Died by one
Vote in SenatePlunder
ing Assembly Hall
After the Session.
Salem, Or., Feb. 20. A bill for
tbe creation of a summer normal
school at Newport was vetoed by
the governor this morning, passed
through tbe house over the gover
nor's veto, but was killed in the
senate, where that body refused to
pasB it over the veto.
"This school looks to me as
though it wad intended for a sum
mer excursion," said the governor
in his veto message, "rather than
for any ultimate good to the people
of the state."-
Jones of Lincoln made a strong
speech to republicans to stand be
hind him. The appeal was effec
The bill passed originally with a
majority of only three votes. The
negative votes today were: Demo
crats Bilyeo, Blakeley, Cantrall
Claypool. Kramer, Murphy, OL
well, Test 8. Republicans Booth
Hines, Kay, LaFollett, Orton, Pur
dy, Simmons 7. The only demo
crat who voted against tne gover
nor was rsurieign. mere was no
debate upon the bill in the senate.
and the vote was not upon party
Governor Chamberlain's veto
message was as follows:
I return herewith Housebill No,
113 with my disapproval. The ob
ject thereof is to establish a state
summer normal school at the town
of Newport, Lincoln coqnty;
In my message to the legislature
I suggested-the propriety of reduc
ing to two the number of normal
schools supported by the state, but
instead of following this suggestion,
which I ieel assured meets with
the approval of a majority ef the
taxpayers of the state, the legisla
ture nas not only not . seen ht to
act upon it, but on the contrary,
proposes to aad to the burdens of
taxation another normal school to
be located at Newport. The pro
posed school is for the benefit of
the teachers of the state rather than
for the children. In the very na
ture of things very few teachers
would be able to go to Newport to
take advantage of this summer
normal school if it were thorough
ly established. It looks as though
it was intended for a summer ex
cursion rather than for any . ulti
mate good the people of the state
would derive therefrom.
The burdens of taxation are al
ready heavy enough, and the ap
propriations made by this legisla
ture have increased rather than di
minished the same, and under these
conditions I return said bill to vou
with my veto.
Salem, Feb. 21 The Senate
VARtArrlav rfofAntari TTAv'n flat. nnl.
ary bill by a vote of 15 to 7, an
sary to pass the bill.. The consider
ation which seemed to be the cause
of the defeat of the bill was that
salaries in excess of those provided
in the constitution are invalid. The
bill carried salaries of from $4000
to $5000, while the constitutional
salaries are from $1500 to $2500.
The bill as it came to the Senate
provided that the salary bill shall
go into effect on January ist 1905.
It was unfavorably reported by the
judiciary committee, upon : the
ground that it was unconstitutional
in that it provided for salaries in
excess of those authorized bv the
constitution. Senator Pierce, Dam.
of Union, asserted that it was not
unconstitutional, and submitted a
minority report iavoring its pas
sage. Fulton moved to amend Jby
providing that the flat salaries shall
not go into effect until 1907. -Senator
Pieoce opposed this, saying
that the platform in both political
parties in the last campaign
pledged the enactment of a flat
salary law. While he wanted a
law that would go into effect at
once he would , rather have one
that would go into effect in 19o5
than in 19o7.
Fulton of Clatsop declared that
the bill is plainly in yiolation of
the constitution, for it is directly at
variances with the constitution
which provides for salaries.
"Would it be any less unconsti
tutional in 19o7 than '' in 19o5?"
demanded Smith of Umatilla.
' "Not a bit" said the senator from
Clatsop. "I do not approve of the bill
at all, but if it is to pass I want it
to take effect only alter tbe expira
tion of the terms of the present in
cumbents of state offices." '
Senator Mulkey took asimilar view
and said that when any change is
made, in the compensation of state
officers it shoutd be done by amend
ing the constitution.
Senator Smith, of Multnomah,
held that the Republican party had
bound itself to pass a flat salary
law and he wanted this one passed
now,' r . ' . .
. Senator Rand said that he and
all other Senators had taken an
oath to support the constitution of
the state, and that the constitution
fixes tbe compensation of the state
officers. To vote for a bill which
gave, a higher compensation he
would consider a violation of his
oath of office. "The Republican
pariy never pledged itselt t3 pass
an unconstitutional measure for
flat salaries," declared Senator
Rand. '
Senator Miller, of Linn, advo
t cated the passage of a flat salary
law and said be would vote against
any bill that did not go into effect
at once.
The amendment carried providing
that the law should go into effect
in 1907, and then the bill was put
upon its nnal passage and defeated
Salem, Feb. 21. The two leais
lative chambers in the State Capitol
may be aptly described today as
scenes of wreck and ruin. The
rooms are in the most disorderly
condition imaginable. Laet night
and this morning tbe members and
clerks packed up tbeir belongings
as hurriedly as possible, throwing
papers, pamphlets, etc., in every di
rection. During the late hours of
theuight, while waiting for the re-
suit of the senatorial contest, the
people ate oranges and apples and
threw the peelings on the floors and
carpets without any thought of
damage that might result. In the
corridors, cigar stumps by the
thousand covered the floor.
Early this morning the Secretary
01 btate had a force of janitors at
work in the corridors and got the
floors cleared. In the legislative
nails some ot the members were
- in . 1 1 .
suu ai worn pacKing up, and no
attempt was made at getting desks
and other furniture in order. By
Monday night, however, the Secre.
tary ot btate will have the rooms
looking as neat as usual unless
there are members or clerks around
to prevent the cleaning up process.
riunuer is not a baa word to use
in describing the scenes in the Leg
lslative halls last night after ad
journment, .Men and boys and
even women walked around among
the desks . looking for something
that had any appearance of having
been abandoned and that might he
worth picking' up and carrying
away, int bottles, mucilage bottles
blotting pads, baskets, paper clips,
pens, pencils, and even cuspidors
were considered legitimate prey for
any who could get away with them.
When janitors questioned a clerk
or a stranger regarding a waste
basket or other articles he was car
rying away tbe answer would come
that "It is mine" or that "Senator
Blank gave it to me."
The rush and excitement and
confusion of the occasion were tbe
opportunity for an exchange of hats
to the advantage of the mai'who
had first cboica. As the evening
was clear, no one had an opportu
nity to secure a new umbrella. One
young lady wno happened to be
standing near Senator Fulton when
he was lifted to the shoulders of a
crowd of admirers, in the midst of
a surging mass of men, all anxious
to grasp the hand of victory, suffer
ed a loss of her gold watch. Some
one bad snatched it from the clasp
that held it to her dress., '
Members of the Legislature as a
rule took away with them the codes
session laws and Legislative iour-
nalu which they had voted them
selves early in (the session. Most
of them believe ' that the state
should furnish these to the members
ot tne legislature, especially since
the compensation is less thian en
ough to pay his actualizing expen
ses while he is in Salem. Two or
three members refused to take away
their codes, but returned them to
the Secretary of State, so they might
be handed out two years hence to
some other legislator.
Ball Took Effect in Abdomen and
Negro may die Ladrones
Again Engaged in Hosti
lities near Manila
Other News.
Omaha, Feb. 22. Late Wednes
day night Miss Lillian Wilson was
held up by Geo Williams, a colored
footpad, who demanded her money.
She drew a revolver and shot him,
inflicting a wound that crippled
him and a few hours later he was
located and arrested.
Miss Wilson had been out to a
family gathering, Williams met
her as she was going home and
told her to halt. He demanded
mat sue deliver ner money, saying
that if she did not he would cut her
throat displaying a large knife. Miss
Wilson replied :
" 'Certainly, but wait a minute."
As she said this, she opened a chat
elaine bag she was carrying and,
taking out a revolver aimed it at
Williams and fired.
Miss Wilson then telephoned to
the police station that she had shot
a man afterwards explaining the
When found Williams was hiding
in the loft of a barn. The bullet
had entered the abdomen and is
likely to prove fatal.
Miss Wilson is 18 years of age,
and the daughter of one of the
wealthiest families in the city.
Manila, Feb. 22 A force of La-
drones under General San Miguel
reappeared in Rizal province yes
terday. They avoided an engage-
ment'witb the- main force in - the
south, but captured three small de
tachments of constabulary. The
enemy surrounded the towns of
Oainta and Taytay, n miles east
of Manila, Saturday, and captured
40 scouts ana ten men 01 - tne con
stabulary, , whom they afterward
set free. :
- Today Inspector Mcllwayue, at
the bead of the constabulary, was
surprised and captured near Mon
talban, 16 milea north of Manila.
The Ladrones promised to release
them if the constabulary would sur
render their arms. While they
were conferring on this point Mc
Ilwaine made a dash for liberty,
and he and all tbe constabulary ef
fected their escape.
When the news of the reappear
ance of General San Miguel's for
ces reacned manna reiatorcements
of scouts and constabulary were
hurried into the Rizal province.
General Allen and Colonel - Scott
went to Antipolo and assumed com
mand of the- forces there. : They
met with small detachments of the
enemy, and a lew skirmisnes toot
place. They were, however, una
ble to locate the main body of La-
drones. General Allen and Colonel
Scott are continuing the pursuit,
and hope to overtake the released
Seattle, Wash.,, Feb. 21. The
facts of how local newspapers se
cured so many positive and practi
cally verbatim stories of the delib
Absolutely Pure
erations of the King county grand
jury have j'ust come to light. It
was through the venturesome acts
of two well-known newspaper r.e-
porters, Kari M. Anderson and C.
B. Yandall.
The boys were caught dead to
rights. It was this way: In the
court house over the grand jury
room is an old attic never used. In
some manner Anderson and Yand
all secured a key that led to the at
tio stairs. They removed two planks
from the flooring. A hole was dug
through the plastering and a two
inch pipe was placed so it would bo
directly over the desk of the secre
tary of the grand jury, the witness
stand being directly at its side.
There they ceuld hear and see eve
rything that was going on in the
grand jury room. Early each
morning before the jury convened
the reporters went into the attio
and took their places at the hole.
While one reporter watched the
other slipped farther up into the
and wrote his "copy." When they '
were sure there was no one in the
court house lobby to see them coma
down, the reporters slipped out and
left the building. For nearly a week '
the two daring newsgatherers kept
up their work and each day printed
the actions of the grand jury in de
tail. The jury was dumbfounded wberi
the newspapers came out each day
with full stories of their actions.
Charges were made by jurymen a
gainst each other as being guilty of '
giving away jury secrets. "Two
whole days were spent in trying to- ,
rnn down the guilty parties. Then
an unfortunate fall of one of the re
porters in getting out of the attic
attracted tbe attention of one of tbe
grand jurymen. He looked up at
the ceiling and there saw the end
of the pipe barely visible. Ddputy
Sheriffs Nelsbn and Bowes were sent
up stairs lo investigate. The torn
up planks and the pipe was found.
Both reporters were taken into cus
tody, and led to the office of Sheriff
Cudihee, where the eheriff - good
naturedly demanded an explana
tion. Anderson and Yandall did
not propose to convict themselves
and refused to talk. They were re- ....
leased, but yesterday were ordered
before the grand jury. The jury-
men commanded tbe reporters to
tell how they had gotten into the
room and what they had seen and
heard. They refused to answer
questions.. The law was read to
them, providing for six months' im--prifonmeut
for giving away grand
-jury secrets and they were threat
ened with punishment. Foreman ;
Piggott finally came to the rescue
with the statement that he did sot
believe the offense would be repeat
ed if the bovs were released. Pros
ecuting Attorney Scott, against
whom such a fight ' was made " be
cause of his alleged whitewashing
methods before the jury, yesterday .
appointed Herman W. Craven aa a
deputy. Craven will be partly used
in directing the grand iury, al
though Scott declares that he will
personally see what is being done.
-New York, Feb, 2o. In the re
port of the Health Department
published today, it is estimated
that the present population of Grea
ter New York is 3,732,902, an in
crease since the United States cen
sus of I900 of 295,701