The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, February 28, 1903, Image 1

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    County -Clerk V &tf ot
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Vol. XVI. No. 2.
Editor and Proprietor.
. We Have flamy
-For Feforaaryo' -
J. 5, HARM!
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1 good bargains in stock, grain fruit and poultry
Ranches, write for my special list, or come and
see me. ,1 shall take pleasure in giving you all
3 the reliable information
you over the country.
Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance,
. Philomath, Oregon.
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Times Office for Job Printing.
if n--1 a;-
vou wish, also showiner
Watches, docks I
and Jewelry
I have watches from one dollar up;
gold, gold filled, silver, silverine and
cheap ones for the boys. Rings of all
kinds Wedding rings, set rings, band
rings, v.' , -
. If you are having trouble with your
eyes or glasseand have tried all the so
called travelliiig opticians without suc
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 stare will
oe 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 f
your china or glassware porcelain, or
crockery gets demolished you can buy a
new supply from our fine sets, and from
our cpen stock, at prices you couldn't
begin' to match a year ago. .
Labor Organization at Oregon City
Resolute Against him Volca
' no Again Actives-Fire in
Circus Other News.
' Portland, Feb.. 25. Serious ac
cusations have been made against
George C. Brownell , and charges
may be filed at a later date. This
will be sufficient 16 prevent his ap
pearing as a candidate for the office
of United Stats congressman, left
vacant by the death of Thomas H.
Tongue." '..7 ' ' ' ,
The foregoing sensational state
ment was made yesterday by Wal
ter Lyon, formerly private secreta
ry of Governor Geer, and his cam
paign manager during the recent
senatorial struggle. Mr. Lyoa re
fused tij explain in detail the na
ture of the threatened charge a
g&ine't the president of the senate,
beyond an ' intimation that hia
tcoursa had been influenced by im
proper considerations. ,
t There can ba no question that
Brownell is not reetmg upon a bed
of roses at the present, time. The
labor organizations of Oregon City
do not accept of his explanations
of his attitude toward the eight
hour bills when they came up for
passage in the senate, and the spe
cial committee appointed by the
Carpenters' and JoinersUnion of that
city has adopted resolutions reciting
that, "in view of his posing as a
friend of organized labor in? the
past, and his utter failure to make
good his promise (to secure an eight
hour law), we condemn bim as a
traitor to the caut-e of organized la
bor and ' withdraw from him our
s.PPrflnd promise to .hand hira
out something interesting in the
Brownell undoubtedly wants the
congressional nomination in the
first district, and that he does not
openly declare himself a candidate
is due to bis uncertainty as to the
amount, of opposition he will en
counter. Many of those most deep
ly concerned in the senatorial fight
charge Brownell with bad faith and
ugly rumors have been afloat.
City of Mexico, Feb. 24. The
news of a violent eruption last Sat
urday of the volcano of Colima is
confirmed. This volcano has been
in eruption ? frequently v during
recent - years,----The - eruption of
Saturday was violent and startling,
and much, alarm was. felt by those
in tne vicinity .:r . I5. ... v t 'bi; ;.. i
At first it. was. believed that the
top of the mountain had been blown
off. -' Stones of great size were eject
ed, end flames shot' high into the
sky; - 'When. the alarm was over
there began to fall showers of ashes
and finely pulverized rock. .
This alarmed the "inhabitants of
the district who feared being buried
under the debris. . There are many
Americans in the city. 7 '
City of Mexico, Feb. 24. At
P. M. today the most violent erup
tion of the-, Colima volcano which
has'occurred inyears, took place. ,
At 2:26 P. MV there was a severe
earthquake shock at Tuxpan, and
a heavy pall of smoke hangs over
the entire vicinity.. Both Ciudad
Guzman and -Tuxpan are near the
Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 24. Fire
partially destroyed the new brick
car barn and the new winter quar
ters of the Barnum and Bailey cir
cus here today, and burned a num
ber of cars belonging to the circus.
The loss is estimated at $100,000,
on which there is insurance of $33,
000. The fire was caused by a
lamp falling to the floor in the
midst of a quantity of benzoin and
other inflamable matter. ' .
While the fire was at its height
a cornice fell, carryingtothe ground
with it 12 firemen who were at
work upon the roof. The men were
mach braised, but were not other
wise injured.
Excitement was occasioned dur
ing the removal of 14 elephants,
which were quartered in a building
adjoining the car barns. It was
necessary to remove the elephants
through a door faciDg the burning
building and across the tracks be
tween rows of burning and smoking
cars. In order to accomplish this
safely, the four ; keepers took one
animal out at a time until the en
tire herd was removed. The loud
trumpeting of the elephants gave
rise to a rumor that the animals
had broken loose.
San Francisco, Feb.' 24: The
fact that the fight for the Fair mil
lions has been re-opened despite the
recent settlement which was sup
posed to have satisfied all parties
has - aroused the keenest interest
here. It was supposed that the
Nettle-Craven suits formed the last
basis of attack on old Jim Fair's
wealth, but the Paris tragedy
chauged this. New evidence has
been discovered, so the mother, of
Mrs. Fair claims, that shows, con
clusively that the. millionaire vic
tim of the tragic auto accident died
many minutes before bis wife.
Clever witnesses stand ready to tes
tify to this fact, the proof of which
would take the entire fortune away
from Mr. Fair's high society rela
tive? and give : it to Mrs. Fair's
humble village mother and family.
Msanwhilo "the fight is made three
cornered by - the arrival ' of fresh
claimants on the scene. They are
cousins of the dead millionaire and
Iclaim a leg4l tide to the property.
r Albany, Or , Feb. 24. Hon.
Binger Hermann spent this aftei
noon and evening in Albany. ; The
afternoon was devoted to renewing
acquaintances and friendship of long
standing. 1 In the evening a public
reception was held at the Alco Club
in honor of Mr. Hermann,and ev
ery one was given an opportunity
to meet the ex-congressman. Al
though Mr. Hermann refused to
discuss the congressional situation,
his friends were doing considerabie
talking, and gently feeling the
pulse of the Linn county voting
community, which has given Her.
mann strong support in the past. .
Salem, Feb. 24. Goyernor Cham
berlain today signed Kay's bill re
pealing section 259 of the code,
which provides that public officers
shall not be subject to garnishment
proceedings for moneys in ' their
bands due to other persons. The
purpose of the repeal is to permit
judgment creditors to garnish men-
ey in the hands 01 state and coun
ty treasurers beloaging to judgment
debtors. Early in the session Kay
introduced a bill providing that the
wages of public officials, and em
ployes shall not be exempt - from
garnishment. The bill passed both
houses, but was vetoed by the' gov
ernor for the reason that it applied
to money due for services, but net
to money due for. material furnish
ed, or for other purposes. The bill
was then introduced and passed
both houses. . 7- . .'.V
After . the '.bill goes into effect
some of the j udgment creditors will
have a chance to try whether they
caa tie op money in the county , or
state treasury. For many years
there has been a demand in Salem
for such a law as a meanB of forc
ing state employes to pay their
debts. Now there will be interest
in observing hew the law works
out in practice. . 7. 7
New ,York, Feb. 14. Samson
Ludger, the sole survivor of the
disaster that killed every other liv
ing thing in St. Pierre, arrived
here today on the steamer Fonta
bello. He is in destitute circum
stances and insane. He will, be
cared for by friends in this city.
Ludger was imprisoned in a dun
geon of the St. Pierre prison when
the volcano commenced to vomit
death and destruction in every direction.-'"-;
Ab the terror stricken, people 1 of
the city were overwhelmed with the
mass of falling lava and ashes, Lud
ger, cowering in his cell, . heard the
screams of the victims and felt
something of the terrible heat.
' Deep down in his stone retreat
the prisoner escaped the fate of the
others and he was found there by
the first searching party that delv
ed in the ruins for the dead.
Before losing his mind Ludger
was able to give a vivid description
of the sounds accompanying the e
ruption,, although he could see
nothing. . , ,
. - Teams Wanted.
To haul lumber,' ; Apply at the ; Ben
ton County Lumber Yard, Corvallis.
' - ' TALKING. '
Guests Always in the White House
Ex-Slave Gives Former
Master Seven Million Dol-
lars Cole Younger :
Other News.
Washington, Feb. 15. Col. Bing
ham's remark in his letter to Con
gress explained why it. will cost
$60,000 instead of the usual $25,000
to mantain the White House next
year, that the President does more
entertaining. than any of : his pre
decessors. Is fully borne out by the
facts, although the attempts made
by some members of. Congress to
show that the President is using
Government money for - his hospi
talities is unjust and untrue. ,:
. The $6o,oco will pay for the- up
keeps of the White House aheeer
vice; ihe linen, the china, the flow
ers, the new furniture, the fuel and
all that. The President pays for
the food and drink out of his own
pocket. . ' J - : : - '
Even with none but the food and
drink items to provide for the Pres
ident will have but little of his sal
ary left when he goes out of "office
if he continues to entertain as lav
ishly as he has done since he re
turned from Oyster Bay last fall.
Since the President ; and Mrs
Roosevelt opened the remodelled
White House there has never been
a day that friends have not enjoyed
their hospitality. Baron and Ba
roness Speck von Sternberg gave
the new guest room their first war
ming last fall. Since Thanksgiving
there has not been a day when
President Roosevelt has not enter
tained a large ,bouee party. In
this connection thereis aoi'pew
story. "- ' T'- -7 . -. '
At the Cocknell breakfast in
honor of the newly wed Mr and
Mrs Edison Gallaudet, President
Roosevelt fell into conversation with
the hostess and aunt of the - bride.
The lady regretted that there were
no good hotels in Washington, and
waxed eloquent in defense of her
theme. . The President . listened
and then exclaimed:
"No good hotels in Washington!
You must be mistaken madam;
surely you have never stopped at
the White House.
. In v the last twelve . weeks the
President has entertained as house
guest 3 npward of two hundred per
sons: ' 7-
The lavish entertainment at the
White House does not halt at house
parties of two, four, six and even
eight persons at a time, but has in
cluded the greater number of ma
sicales, at homes, dinners, luncheons
and-conversaziones ever attempted
by any host or hostess in this ; city.
Besides the three .state dinners
and. the five state receptions, there
have been: six elaborate musicales,
and cards are now out for three
more. These musicales "are always
preceded by a dinner from sixteen
to twenty guests and are followed
by a supper at which all of the
three to five hundred guests are
entertained with light refreshments.
At the White House this does not
mean that tbe guest is handed the
traditional cup of weak bouillon
and a wafer. The President and
Mrs Roosevelt offer their guests
a dainty repast not to be exceeded
by elegance or plenty by the richest
nabob in town. - '
At least three times a week the
President and Mrs Roosevelt invite
from a dozen to sixteen persons to
luncheon. In addition tbe Presi
dent gives at leaet five elaborate
dinners each week.
The capacity of this family for
generous home ' intercourse with
their friends is not exhausted by
these entertainments. Mrs Roose
velt has given five large afternoon
receptions, to which about twelve
hundred guests were specially invi
ted 'by card on each occasion, and
with these went a dainty collation,
never stingily served, and replete
with delicate and costly food.
The President and Mrs Roose
velt seldom accept ' invitations to
dinner, but they have found - time
amid this whirl of hospitality to
dine with each of the Cabinet fami
lies and with Senator Lodge and
Hasina, and be present at the pub
lic banquet to Judge Harian and
on the occasion of tbe Y. M. C. A.
jubilee. - - , .
Richmond, Va., Feb. 23. -John 7
Bowles Flannagau, of King and
Queen County, in this State, has -come
into valuable property in .
Omaha in a peculiar way. Flan
nagan last fall, read in a newspaper '
an account of a decision in Omaha '
sustaining a suit brought many :
years ago by John Flannagan, col- ;
ored, for ownership of land on which
a large portion of the business sec
tion of Omaha is built . John Flan
nagan was a slave of James Flan
nagan, of Fluvanra, and John
Bowles Flannagan was his "young
master." In the civilfwar the negro
was, hostler for Gen. Buckner.
After the war he was employed by ,
Western settlers in Nebraska, who
igave him forty acres of land, con-
sidered worthless. : "
Upon this the old n9gro built a
cabin, and he has lived in ; it ever
since. In the Omaha boom days
no one regarded his . title, and the
city grew up around him. "
Now "Old John" has asked Mr
I Flannagan to come to him ' to re
ceive aeeds to the property, valued
at several million dollars.
Kansas City, Feb. ;7.-r-"Cole"
Younger, the reformed
formed a theatrical company with
Frank James as partner; the com
pany purchased Buckskin Bill's
Wild West Show, which is .backed
by "Willy" Hoffman, a wealthy
brewer of Chicago.
The amount of money put into
the concern is $75,000! Frank
James refused to sign the contract
until be saw the money paid to E.
H. Allott, business manager of the
combination. Younger and James
will leave for Chicago in a few days.
It is said that the show will not ex
ploit any wild and bloody scenes
connected with the lives of the two
men, James will do the acting, for
Younger is pVevented from appear
ing on the stage by tbe provisions
of his pardon. The show will take
the road next May and a tour to the
Northwest will be made.
- Portland Feb,:24,."-"I am going- -,
back after another load," said R. L
Duval, special excursion agent for : .
the Northwestern Railroad, as he
swung upon the rear platform of a
Pullman car at the Union station
this morning,; "There are thous
ands of them back there and they
only need stirring up. I will bring
another load out next week." ,
Mr Duval was speaking of home
seekers. He has been engaged for
several months in piloting toward
the Pacific Northwest those who
wish to locate in God's country,
and in comparing present condi
tions with those in the past he said:
"I have been identified with
Western immigration for a long
time, but never have I seen as high
class people take advantage of theu
excursion rates as aredoing so now.
They have money to pay their way
know, what they want and have a
pretty good idea where to go to get
it. .And I do not class them by
their coin alone, they availed them
selves of the settlers' rates last year
or two years ago. I do not say that
thiB applies specifically, but it cer
tainly does in general. "
. Mr Duval was asked . from what v -praticular
locality the immigration
into the , Northwest was coming.
He said: , v
"From every part of the compass
except that which points toward '
the Pacific Ocean. The Middle '
West, South, 'East and Atlantic
Coast is each furnishing its quota. :
I bring my trains out from Chicago. .
The' people gather there from all
over the country and -come West
by droves.- All passenger trains
are leaving there iu two and three
' - Last week Mr'Duval brought 400
to the coast, by far the larger pre
centage ot whom came through to
Portland. He said their surprise :
was great when, after crossing tbe .
Rockey Mountains, they entered a 1
country wheie snow was seldom
seen, and where ' the ciimate was
that of spring, indeed, and not
spring in name only until very .
much later in tbe year, as is the
fact where the majority of them
come from. Even thoss from 'the
"Sunny South" were delighted to
find conditions so nearly like ' those
they left behind. -
Washington, Feb. 24. A caucus
of democratic senators yesterday de
cided to oppose the compromise '
statehood; also to oppose tacking
the omnibus bill to appropriations
or executive business.
.. This destroys the last hope of
statehood at this session, but im
proves the chances of ; the canal
and Cuban treaties.