The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, March 07, 1903, Image 1

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    County fclerk's Otf ot
Vol. XVI. No. li.
Editor and Proprietor.
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For Febraaryo
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Ole Do not Ciue
to as high a standard as ova? desire would promote (
us. but see that you make no mistake in
the house that keeps the hig
est standard of Grocer
ies that is the ,
place to
' , -7 ..BUY. .':
o Frcsb Fruits, Fresh Uedttabks, o)
fresh everything to be had in the market. :', We
) run our delivery wagon and our aim is -
I to keen wh&V vou want and to J
- please. Call and see
Bu Borningj
good bargains in stock, grain, fruit and poultry
Ranches, write for my special list, or come and
coo ma T c oil nlnoo-nitn in mTrmrc ttm-i all
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the reliable information you wish, also showing4
you over the country. .
Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance,
Philomath, Oregon. . x -
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 -patterns
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. . ,
Doomed, to Short and Miserable
Lives 'Old at Seventeen
Lives Over at .Forty In- .,
vestigation of Noted
Specialist Other
, News.
New York, Mar. 3. "In this city
20,000 children, too tender to even
know what work means, are at
work, and stunted and diseased
bodies are to be their heritage. They
are old at seventeen; their lives are
over at forty. And the pity of it
is that not necessity, but greed-
pitiless, graspiDg, . selfish :' greed
is the source of. this lamentable
condition." !
This declaration was made-last
night by Dr Louise Fiske Bryson,
the - noted woman specialist, who
has just concluded an : exhaustive
investigation among the child toil
ers of this city as a part of the; gen-
Feral campaign for better child labor
laws which culminated in the hear
ing at Albany yesterday.
.Her investigation was for the
purpose of showing the evil physi
cal effects of work on the children.
It is a convincing array of evidence
that she has procured scores of pho
tographs : of little ; sufferers
whose ailments have been traced to
premature work, forming the most
startling average that has yet been
presented in the fight against child
slavery. ;.
Dr Bryson has made an exhaus
tive study of the districts in which
the children- live, 'acdf has" inspec
ted not less than 1,000 cases at
home and in the hospitals. ' The
result of her work formed one of
the most effective features of yes
terday's hearing before the Labor
and Industry Committee at Albany.
" "Poor little things," said Dr
Bryson, "they are rather "'damned,
than born into the world. Upon
the conditions in which they are
brought up it is producing a nation
of dwarfs. To thousands of little
children the country is free in only
one senses Free to die m.
"My Investigation has been as to
the physical effect that . work has
upon the little toilers.: It would
make one's heart bleed to see what
I have seen. The . photographs
which I have had taken of the lit
tle victims , of this brutal system
form a terrible incident. I wish
that I might make them public, so
that the whole world could be
astonished at the evil that iB going
on right under its very eyes' and to
which good men and good women
are indifferent.
(Tbia child labor is the greatest
prolific source of tuberculosis there
is. . Stamp out this evil system and
consumption will .go. The poor
little toiler who is growing while he
works, is helpless against the invas
ion of the germs, contact with which
is almost constant in the particular
lines of work in which these little
children are engaged.
"They should be growing up
not working. They ara peculiarly
prone to tuberculosis. Abolish
child labor in the tenements, in
stores, in the shops, in the mills
and laundries, in the streets after
night, and you will blot out con
sumption.' "Hundreds ' of cases have been
brought to my attention during my
investigations. Many were little
mites of humanity not over ten, ap
parently, who hava been put to
work. Think of that, little fellows
of ten put out to work!
"I have, found that the worst
cases are traceable to seven danger
ous trades. In all of these some
form of poison is incidental to the
trade itself. , For example, lead in
glass polishing, arsenic in wall pa
per, mercury in rubber work, the
poisonous dyes used for textile fab
rics, and many others in which lurk
germs which the constitution of the
child is ill-fitted to combat. -;
,VI have found the bodies of the
little 'workers stunted, in some cases
deformed arid usually ill-nourished
and arihealthy, It is not natural
that the child should ba healthy,
who at the period of its growth is
cooped up in a way which would
injure strong men.
"A maiming and disfiguring dis
ease, which I have found common
atnong the little toilers, is a general
sofSening and chemical change of
tissues, due to lack of sunshine,
light and air and the lack of that
upon which the child thrives. It
comes of malnutrition, and is a
prolific source of nervous disease in
later years.
Children should never work
from a medical standpoint, before
they are fourteen or fifteen, when
th:r hips and shoulders have de
veloped. The little victims of child
toil how are worn out, run down
and stunted at seventeen old when
they should be their freshest. , I
have heard it wondered why they
marry bo young. One should, not
wonder, when they remember that
their lives are over at forty. These
child toilers are doomed to short
and miserable lives. -
"Tuberculosis which I have men
tioned as one of the baleful fruits of
the child labor system, is distinctly
preventable and unnecessary, but
it always will be a dreadful. scourge
as long as the present system of
child labor is allowed to go on.
"God will forgive you,' said Rich
ter,'for stinting your children in
bread when it is so dear. But what
wilt be say to you, for depriving
them of his free air? The air, alas
is not free to these toilers. '
"In" seventeen years of study of
the question T have found that par
ents by the hundreds ' misrepresent '
the ages of their children so they
can go to work. They are greedy
for money. The children them
selves may be heard to ' say: 'You
can fix the Board of Health if you
only know how.' " .
Hamilton, O., March 3. Knapp
this afternoon confessed to another
crime, y
He says he is the man who in
1886 assaulted a young girl at New
Madrid, Mo., and that be was
chased by a mob which he held at
bav with a Winchester. , He eBcsp-
ed etossth9i Mississippi' - in- the
darkness. . , , y
. :. He told the story without appar
ent exotion and laughed when he
explained how he got across the
New Albany, Ind., March 3.
Edward King, of Cincinnati, arriv
ed here this morning ' and viewed
the body found yesterday and pos
itively identified it as that of Han
nah Knapp. King's wife is a sister
of Knapp. - -
The chief of police, of . Hamilton,
arrived, at 9 o'clock this morning
and further identified it as that of
Hannah Knapp.
King tried to secure possession
of the body for burial, but the au
thorities ordered that it be taken
to Hamilton, where Knapp's trial
will be held. She was petite, be-
,ing only five feet ia height, and
weighing only 110 pounds.,
Hamilton, O., March 3. Knapp
has not been informed that the
body has been positively identified
as his murdered wife. The sheriff
keeps the news from him as he does
not want to interrupt the braggado
cio ' confessions constantly being
made and added to by the murder
er. He is afraid he will become
mute when he learns the
positive against him.
case is
New Albany, Ind., March 3.
Charles Goddard, uncle of Hannah
Goddard Knapp, arrived here this
afternoon. He identified the body
as that of his niece. -
Lewiston, Mont. , March 4! Orin
Johnson, a rancher, left home yes
terday in a blinding storm. While
crossing the hills his horse sank
into an old prospect hole which had
been partly filled and covered with
snow. The horse got wedged in
the timbers, but Johnson kept on
the floor 20 feet below. His way
out ' being barred- by the .' horse.
Johnson began digging with his
penknife behind the timbers. It
took him eight hours to burrow
through the soft earth and- reach
an opening above the horse. His
fingers were worn until they bled.
After securing assistance he got his
horse out, badly scratched but not
much the worse for bis experience.
If it's a "bilious attack, take
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets and quick recovery is cer
tain; For sale by Allen & Wood
ward. r-''j:4:.l v--- ''':." : '
; Our store wi 11 close at 7 p. m
during' J anuary, February and
March, Saturday evenings excepted
J. H. Harris.
Rattlers, Copperheads and Vipers
Galore Tied her Jewels to
Her Knee and lost Them
Armless man Held up
Gamblers Other
, ; . News.
Bloomington, March 4. -A cold
weather snake story comes from
Harrodsburg, a few miles south of
here, and the superintendent of the
Giant Stone Company, as well as a
number of others, say that it is
true. -
While workmen were blasting
with a heavy charge of dynamite
on the Monou switch running to
the stone quarry the explosion un
earthed a bundle of .snakes as large
as a barrel. The reptiles were
woven about each other until they
formed a compact mass. The bun
dle contained, several varieties . of;
snakes and the workmen found a
few ground hogs in it. . . , ' '
Some of the ., blacksnakes were
eight feet in length, there were vi
pers three feet long, and copper
heads, housesnakes ; and rattlers
were in the bunch. The whole
colony of snakes were rolled over
the bluff in a solid body.
Work was suspended for a time
and a fire kindled about the snakes.
As they came to life and started to
crawl away, the workmen killed
them with clubs.. It is said . that
there were nearly 300 reptiles in
the bunch. .
i; B6ato'riMarch'3 put of pity for
a woman who had attempted to
kill herself through grief over the
loss of jewels and money, persons
whose names are not made known
gave the police information which
led to the arrest of Jacob Brenner
on the charge of larceny of the ar
ticles. Mrs. Jacobvitch owned the
jewels. She went shopping on Feb
ruary 16 and carried her diamonds,
valued at $2,600, and $700 in money
in a bag which she had tied above
her knee. Daring the afternoop she
lost the bag, The police got no
trace of the jewels and the adver
tisement brought no response. Last
Thursday Mrs Jacobovitch tried to
kill herself. The newspapers prin
ted stories of this incident, which
came to the notice of certain per
sons, who said they were moved
by pity of the woman and decided
not to shield Brenner, who bad told
them he had found the jewels .and
money in the street. Brenner gave
the jewels to the police and these
were identified by the owner, lie
denied . knowledge of the money.
Later the police got a suggestion
from unknown sources that Mrs
Brenner be searched, and this, was
done, $400 being recovered. -l
: Butte,' Mont., Mar. 3, One of the
most unique methods of holding
up that could possibly be imagined
was perpetrated shortly before 2
o'clock this morning when C. Payne
an armless man, entered the gamb
ling hall of the California Club, and
with a 44-calibre revolver between
bis toes compelled the dealers at
.one of the faro tables to give up $5
which the crippled man had lost
earlier in the evening. When Payne
stepped 11 into the middle of the
room, and at the same time nour
ishing the weapon at the end of his
foot, gamblers and players scattered
in a hurry. - Policemen called ' to
the place found Payne with a razor
batween the toes of one foot and a
big pistol between the toes of the
other. He .was arrested without
difficulty and placed in jail.
Washington, March 4. The ses
sion of the senate today was inter
esting not alone by the official pro
ceedings on the floor of the cham
ber incident to the last day of con
gress, but by many, occurrences
which were' purely social in their
character, due to the fact' that the
day marked the close of many ca
reers in the senate... Of the 30 sen
ators whose terms expired when the
presiding omcer's gavel fell at noon
13 failed to secure re-election either
through defeat or through, their
own refusals to en ter the coutes ts
in theirvarious states. , ,
Included in . the : number I whose
official presence in the, chamber
will no longer be noted are six re-,
publicans and seven democrats,
but of the republicans, - Senator,;
Jones, of Nevada, and Senator Wei-
lington, of Maryland, have in re
cent years each supported for a -time
the national candidates of the
opposing party. Two other sena
tors, Deboe of Kentucky, and :
Pritckard , of North Carolina are 1
Southern republicans, and both aro
mainiog two republicans are Sena
tors Mason, of Illinois, and Simon
of Oregon. Of the seven retiring
democrats. Harris of Kansas. Tnmw
of Washington and Heitfield, were
elected as populists, and all are suc
ceeded by republicans. Senator
McLauren of South Carolina, wan
elected as a democrat, and while
still classed as such has acted inde
pendently during the greater nart
of his term.
The , three other senators, Vest,
Jones of Arkansas, and Rowlins,
have from first to last been in the
Vest have risen to places of con--spicuoua
leadership. In Jones, of
Nevada the senate loses one of the
two men who have served in that
body for 30 consecutive years, the
other' being Senator Allisoa. In
Mr. Jones the senate loses one - of
its. most popular as- jwell n, one , of
its- most unique members.; He has
noli made a speech since tuc'dkya of
the silver debate in 1893, and he
has not during his entire 30 years'
service introduced, to exceed half a
dozen bills, yefc his iufluenoe in
shaping legislation has been ex
ceeded by that of few senators, and
his great ability has been recogniz
ed from the beginning of his nation
al career. With a few exceptions
during his term the personnel of
the senate has changed many times
over. Roscoe Conkling was at his'
best and James G. Blaine . had not
yet entered the senate when Mr.
Jones entered the senates-Thomas
F. Bayard and John J. Ingalls
were leading figures at 1 that time.
Senator Jones from the first has
been recognized as an authority on
finance, and his vast store of in
formation has ' ever been at the
command of his colleagues.
Senator Vret belongs to the next
generation of senators. He entered
the body in 1879, and has served
for 24 years, winning a reputation
for brilliancy of speech, classic
learning and sharp repartee seldom
exeelled in the senate. He has
been in poor health for several
years past, bnt notwithstanding he
has been almost blind and has need
ed constant assistance .in going in
to and oat of the senate chamber,,
he has cpntinueed to maintain his
interest in the proceedings and his
prestige as an orator. He has made
eeveral speeches on current topics
during the past session, and each
time he has taken the floor he has
been given the closest attention by
both senators and occupants of the
Senator Jones, of Arkansas, came
to the front during the considera
tion of the Wilson-Gorman tariff
bill on account of his knowledge of
business details and. his tact in
dealing with men, and he has easi
ly held his place as a party leader
since that time. He has been chair
man of the democratic conference
since the retirement of Sanator Tur
pie, and on this account and' be
cause of the fact that he is chair
man of the domocratic national
committee has been regarded much
of the time as the official head of
the party in the senate and in the
country at large. '
The retirement of Vest and the
two Joneses will make three vacan
cies on the finance committee and
also cause vacancies on many other
important committees.
Senator Mason ia chairman of
the committee - on postoffices and
also a member of the committee on
Senator Pritchard gives , up the
chairmanship of the committee on
patents, and also membership in a
number of other important commit
tees. . - " -..
Senator Rawlins' retirement will
cause a democratic vacancy on ' the
committee on foreign relations and
also - in the committee on Philip
pines. ; ! : ; -
Senator lurner retires from the
judiciary committee.
Of the seven democratic senators
who retire four are succeeded by re
publicans, and of the six republi
cans who go out four are succeeded
by democrats. All the changes in
favor of republicans are in the
Northwest, and three are in favor
of democrats in -the Southern . or
border states.