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Vol. XVI. No. 5.
CORVAIXIS, OREGON, MARCH 18, 1903.
B. F. IRVINE
Editor and Proprietor.
LADIES' AND MISSES'
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Every Pair Guaranteed.
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Complete Line of Dress Goods.
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Oie Do not Ctoe
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us. but see that you make no mistake in
the house that keeps the hig
hest standard of Grocer
1 ies that is the
place to )
L Fresb Fruits,
fresh everything to be had in the market. We
x run our delivery wagon and our aim is
to keep what, you want and to
please. Call and see
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME REAL
good bargains in stock, grain, fruit and.poultry
Ranches, write for my special list, or come and
seG me. .- T shall t.ak nlfinsnr-A in orivinor vnn all
the reliable information
you over the country.
Real Estate, Loan, and Insfifanee,
ffs Philomath, Oregon.
A Leaten Breakfast may be just as en
joyable surely just as wholesome if
you will but select from the great variety
we offer: cereals, fruft, fish and eggs.
Really wholesome changes from a steady
meat diet, and money-savers as well.
P. M. ZIEROLP.
Fresh Ueaetabks, " .2
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you wish, also showing '!
HIS WILD RUN.
GEORGE GOULD'S SPECIAL RAN 172
MILES IN 152 MINUTES;
Trip Cost Him $1500 An Island
for Reindeer and for Safety of
Castaways Trying Mar
riage Fifth Time
, Other Newa.
Savannah, Ga., -March 8. "I
have everything in the world ex
eept time right now, and I am in a
hurry. I want a special train, the
fastest that your company can put
on its line, and I want it rifeht
away. Let it get me to New York
by the time your No. 32 arrives, or
let it overtake that train for me,
and youtian name your price. I
must get to New York by 2 o'clock
tomorrow alternoon the time of ar
rival of No. 32."
This is what George J. Gould, in
great anxiety, eaid lo a representa
tive of the passenger department of
the Coast Line at Jacksonville, Fla.,
this afternoon. He bad reached
.Jacksonville too late to - catch No.
32 as it left that city. - ;
"It will cost , him Si, 500 "Divi
sion PafS9nger agent W. H. Leahy",
of the coast line here," wired Jack
sonville. "All right," eaid Mr. Gould, "let
me have it quick."
1 hen there was activity.
Orders were flashed here and
there, and one of the finest locomo
tives in the South was coupled to
Lake shore" and "strannear,"
two of the private cars of the Mis
souri Pacific Railroad belonging
to Mr. Gould, and a combination
car of the coast line. With Engin
eer Ed Leake at the throttle the
train moved out of Jacksonville in
chase of No. 32, hours ahead of it.
It is 172 miles from Jacksonvilla to
Savannah via Waycro3s. There i i
"a eut -off" via Folkston, thirty
miles shorter, but it is newer road
bed, so the run was mada over the
Waycross route as being lees dang
erous for such rapid traveling.
In actual running time, accord
ing to official figures, the 172 miles
were made in 152 minutes, the train
rolling into Savannah at 5:30 o'
clock. It is seven miles between
Walthourville and Mcintosh. This
was done in four minutes.
Engines were shifted at Savan
nah, and off the train started again.
By every station it sped, and peo
ple stared in wonder. It flew by
the Southern's. Palm Limited and
the New. York and Florida Special
of the Coast Line. Everything had
been ordered sidetracked for Gould.
In the Gould party besides the
millionaire himself were his wife
and children and some twenty oth
ers. The wife of James HfHyde, vice
president of the Equitable (Life As
surance Company, has a dinner en
gagement in New York tomorrow
evening. She is a member of Mr.
Gould's party, and be hopes be will
get her to New York in time to - fill
her dinner engagement.
Washington, March '7. An ord
er has been issued by President
Roosevelt for the immediate with
drawal from public entry and set
tlement of St. Lawrence Island, a
long, narrow strip of United States
domain in the North Behring Sea,
and the entire island will be devot
ed to the propogation of reindeer
for the government. The island
lies 120 miles southwest of Nome.
It is a desolate region, swept two
thirds of the year by arctic blizzards
and most of the time is icebound.
It is without a tree, without agri
cultural possibilities, without min
erals. The island is capable of
supporting frpm . 15,ooo to 2o,ooo
reindeer. Its only resource is rein
deer moss. There has been a rein
deer herd there since 19oo and the
government has erected houses at
various peaces for the accommoda
tion of the herds.
In its extreme Northwest corner
is a settlement where three hundred
or four hundred esquimaux eke'
out existence by hunting whale and
walrus and fishing in . the adjacent
sea. it was represented to me pres
ident, among other things, that the
presence of a large herd of reindeer
there may prove a reserve ier sup
ply that wilLaave many lives. The
island is in the direct path of the
whaling fleets driven out. of the
Arctic Ocean by approaching win
ter and there is seldom a year that
one or more vessels are not wrecked
on its shores.
Chicago, March 8. Grace Snell,
the much-married daughter of the
murdered millionaire, Amos Snell,
made her fifth venture into matri
mony last Thursday. At Riverside,
California, she became Mrs. Per
kins Layman, greatly to the sur
prise of her Chicago friends.
She has been three times married
and three times divorced from
Frank Nixon Coffin, once married
and once divorced from James C.
She first married Coffin in 1885
and they lived together nine years.
In 1893 she obtained a divorce for
incompatibility. She then married
James C. Walker, a clerk in the
Virginia Hotel. In two years she
obtained a divorce for cruelty. She
remarried Coffin,- but in a few
monthi obtained a divorce for in
toxication. In 1901, on the death
of their son, there was another re
conciliation and ainarriage. Mrs.
Coffin went direct to the Me
tropolitan Hotel. She left within
three hours for her summer home
in Wisconsin, and the next day
filed suit for divorce in Kenosha.
Non support wa the charge and
Coffin did not make a contest. The
1 Snell murder tnvsWy has i never
been solved. ''Willie WV Tascott"
stands charged with the Crime "and
has never been arrested.
Salt Lake, Feb. -13. A plot to
poison all the authorities of the
State Industrial school has been
discovered and thwarted. The su
perintendent will not disclose the
names, but it is known that at least
two girls are concerned and poison
enough lo kill 1,000 people was
found in their possession. During
the recent epidemic of scarlet fever
a large quantity of bichloride of
mercury tablets were used for pur
poses of disinfection, and packages
of these were kept in the cottage
adjacent to the main building. The
two girls got hold of a few packages
and brought them over to the main
building, where they were kept con
cealed, i ,
Information has been received
that the girls planned to put the
poison in the coffee served the offi
cers at breakfast, but just how far
they had progressed with, the de
tails of the scheme is not known.
The general investigation brought
about by the recent attempt to
burn the building resulted in the
poison being discovered, and in
some of the girls who. were in the
secret making wholesale disclo
sures. It is probable that the su
perintendent will prefer charges a
gainst those responsible for the plot.
A short time ago a plot to burn
the institution was discovered:
Fires were started simultaneously
in both the boys' and the girls'
dormitories. Several mattresses
were discovered to be blazing, but
prompt action by the'bfficials stop
ped a serious conflagration.
Gadsden, Ala., March 14. Will
Ferguson, wife and baby were
drowned in the High Top Creek
last night. A heavy rainfall dur
ing the night caused the creek to
6vernow and Ferguson's house was
SEVERE ATTACK OF GRIP.
Cured by One Bottle of Chamberlain's
"When I had an attack of the
grip last .winter (the second one)
I actually cured myself with . one
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy," says Frank W. Perry,
Editor of the Enterprise Shortsville
N. Y. "This is the honest truth. I
at times kept from coughing myself
to pieces by taking a teaspoonful of
this remedy, and wben the cough
ing spell would come on at night
I would take a dose and it seemed
that in the briefest interval the
cough would pass off and I would
go to sleep perfectly free from cough
and its accompanying pains. To
say that the remedy acted as a
most agreeable surprise is patting
it very mildly. I had no idea that
it would or could knock out the
grip, simply because I had never
tried it for such a purpose, but . it
did, and it seemed with the second
attack of coughing the remedy
caused, it to not only be of less du
ration, but the pains were far less
severe, and I had not used the con
tents of one bottle before Mr. Grip
hadbid me adeio," For sale- by
Allen and Woodward.
MAKES DEAF HEAR
BY INVENTION CHILDREN BORN
DEAF WERE ABLE TO HEAR
The President's Trip to Oregon.
He Comes in May They
Shave the Beard and Clip
the Hair of Convicts
at Salem now
New York, March 14. By means
of an invention of Miller Reese
Hutchinson, a young Alabamian,
who was recently decorated by
Queen Alexandria for his efforts in
behalf of the deaf, three children,
deaf, dumb and blind, - have been
enabled to hear a pianist, play Sou-
sa marches, a . phonograph repro
duce the sounds and the sounds of
their own voices uttering the words
"mama," "papa" and "hello" in
quavering, childish treble. .1 he
experiments were made at the lab
oratory of. Mr. Hutchinson and
were witnessed by many persons.
The invention consists, primar
ily, of a transmitter, an ear -piece
and a small electric - battery. By
means of 'these instruments sound
is projected into the ear in a man
ner to stimulate the auditory nerve.
The volume of sound has nothing
to do with the action of these in
struments. The penetrating quali
ty of the electric eound apparently
disregards the mechanism of the
outer ear, and effects the inner ear
The first patient brought out to
try the effects of the invention was
Orris Benson, who is blind, deaf
and dumb. A physician tried to
make him hear in various ways,
but all his efforts were vain. The
little instrument was then clappsd
on the lad's ear, the current switch
ed on, and Mr. Hutchinson said in
an ordinary tone, "papa." The
youth worked bis fingers rapidly in
the sign language.
"He says he can hear something,
but does not know what it is," re
marked Professor Van tassel, who
was in charge of the children. The
current, was made stronger. The
youth's eyeballs were raised and he
smiled. Then be tried to reseat
the eyllable, and in a weird treble
cried shrilly: " Pah-pah."
Noticing that the patient was be
coming quite excited over his nov
el experience, Mr. Hutchiueon sug
gested that one of the girls be
brought into the reception room.
She could not hear a sound, no
matter how loud, but when she had
the ear piece ot the instrument fast
ened to her head and the pianist at
the end of the room began to play a
Sousa march, her cheeks flushed
and her fingers beat time on a ta
Another girl, born blind, deaf
and dumb, clapped her hands in
ecstacy when she beard her own
voice cry "mama," and reached
out toward the piano when the mu
sician stopped playing, and the
new harmonies died out of her ear,
but lingered vividly in her memory,
Salem, March 15 They are now
a hairless crowd who inhabit the
Oregon penitentiary. The new sec
ond warden at that institution is
sued an edict soon after taking
charge of the prisoners directing
that the hair of every convict be
cropped short, and that all cheeks
and chins be shaved. This was a
radical reform, but it has been suc
cessfully accomplished. If the con
victs didn't like it, they were care
ful not to make , a very vigorous
protest. Doubtless those who have
entertained hopes of escaping would
prefer to keep a normal amount of
hair on their heads, but they didn't
put up an argument along this line
in order to avoid being subjected to
the clipping process. Some of the
men were better looking with mus
taches and beards, but shaving
costs nothing at the. prison, and
they can now enjoy the soothing
services of a tonsorial artist twice
a week or oftener.
Warden McPherson' wasn't con
sulting the pleasure of the convicts,
however, when he instituted the
clipping custom. He thought it
would be easier to detect an escaped
convict who has his hair- clipped
than one who has a normal growth
of the hirsute appendage. So off
came the hair and beards. i- Clip
pers have taken the place of shears,
and the barbering process is con
ducted in half the time formerly
required. The convicts will bar
their hair clipped as often as neces- '
sary to keep it cut close to the scalp.
Now, when a convict escapes, ev
ery one seeking a reward will also
be seeking a man .' without any
hair on top of his head." .
Washington, March 14. Senator -Foster
saw the President thia
morning and talked over the cool
ing trip to the Pacific Coast, espe
cially the tour to the state of Wash
ington. The President said bis
plans had not been definately
agreed upon, but that he expected -to
leave Portland on the morning
of May ;4 going north by the North- ,
em Pacific.lstopping firet atCheha-"
lis, and then at Tacorca, reaching;
the latter point at 3 or 4 o'clock in
4-1 r. . mi . .
will spend in seeing the city and in ?
the evening he will hold a public
Senator Foster invited the Pres
ident to be his guest on the nigat
of his stay in Tacoma, but the
President will not decide this far in
advance whether he will stay at the
senator e residence at the hotel or
remain in his private car.
On the morning of May 15, the
President will take a steamer at
Tacoma and make a tour of Puget
Sound." nrobabl v visitine- the Brem
erton navyyard, and then; going
north, visiting as many cities' as his
time will allow. ' He hopesto get
as far as Fairhaven, making stops
at Port Townsend, Everett and
other points, but definate arrange
ments for the south trip cannot yet
be made. That evening the Presi
dent expects to reach Seattle, where
he will spend the evening and
night, before crossing the moun
tains and making a half hour stop
at North. Yakima.
Later, on Mav rfi. Tip toiII tnaV
a brief visit to Walla Walla, the
home of Senator Ankeny, before
going to Spokane, where he expects
to spend his third night in the
1 J A T ... .
rresiaeni x&ooseveit explained,
that this visit must necessarily be
short and he must omit "visits at
many points he would like to stop
He will be glad to see the people
at his stopping places and is coun
ting on holding public receptions
at Tacoma, Seattle and Spokane.
He will leave the arrangements for
bis visits in the several cities to the
local committees, but has asked
that they make known their pro-
grammes as early as possible.
It is the intention of all mem
bers of the Washington delegation
to escort the President through the
state, meeting him at Portland and
leaving hinr-at Spokane.
Washington, March 151. The :
Oregon delegation today united in
recommending the appointment of
John W. Knowles, of La Grande,
as Register, and Asa B. Thompson
of Pendleton, as Receiver of the
Land Office at La Grande, to sue- '
ceed Edward W. Bartlett and Sam
uel O. Swackhamer, whose terms
have long since expired.
Efforts have been made for near
ly a year to secure a change at this
office, Government inspectors have
shown it to be in a most unsatisfac
tory condition. Bartlett has rested
1 1 51 . A
unaer cnarges similar 10 inose
brought against Meldrum, and
Swackhamer has proved incom
petent. To add to the confusion in the
office, it i reported to the depart
ment that Swackhamer and Bart
lett have long been personal ene
mies and never speak to each other.
Heretofore the delegation has been
unable to agree upon new officers; '
hence the appointments have ibeen
The President has not yet sent
in the nomination , of Dresser as
Register of the Oregon City Land'
Office as recently recommended by
President Roosevelt today Bent to
the senate the nomination of John
D. Daly, of Corvallis, to be Survey
or-General of Oregon. No action
was taken, however, looking to con
firmation which will probably be
given next week.
Washington, March 14. The
state department has received from
the .Mexican government $4j,OUU,
being the first installment of inter
est which is to be paid in perpetui
ty on account of the Pious Fund
claims under the arrangement
made by The Hague arbitration
board in October last. , On July 8
there will be due the sum of $1,-
429,682, representing the interest
which has accrued from the date 01
the Mexican claims commission,
down to the date of the award.