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Gounty fclerk's Office
Vol. XVI.--No. 7.
:5 coRTALtjs oHGO,,Ami i 1963.; 1
B. P. IRVINE
' Editor and Proprietor.
-CORVALLIS & EASTERN
Time Card Number 21.
3 For Yaquina:
Train leaves Albany .12:45 P- m
" Corvallis 2:00 p. m
" arrives Yaquina. ....... 6:25 p. to
t Returning: m.
Leaves Yaquina... 6:45 a. m
i Leaves Corvallis . . 11:30 a. tn
Arrives Albany 12:15 p. m
3 For Detroit: ,
Leaves Albany... 7:00 a. m
Arrives Detroit 12:05 p. m
.4 from Detroit:
, , Leaves Detroit 1... 12:45 p. m
Arrives Albany 5:3s p. in
' Train No. 1 arrives in Albany in time
to connect with S P south bound train,
as well as giving two or three hours in
Albany before departure of S P north
bound train. .
Train No: connects with the S P trains
At Corvallis and Albany givipg direct ser
"vice to Newport and adjacent beaches.
Train 3 for Detroit, Breitenbush and
other mountain resorts leaves Albany at
7:00 a. m., reaching Detroit at noon, giv
ing ample time to reach the Springs the
-same day. '
For further information. apply to
' H. H. Cronise, Agent Corvallis. ; . ;
Thos. Cockrell, Agent Albany.
J J. P. Huffman, t
Office In Zierolf Building." Hours
from 8 to 5. d-rvallis, Oregon.
Ii. G ALTMAN, M. D
Office cor 3rd and Monroe ets. Resi
dence cor 3rd and Harrison ets.
Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 2 to, 4 and 7
. to 8 P. M. . Sundays 9 to 10 A, M,
Phone residence 315.
, DR. W. H. HOLT.
DR- MAUD HOLT. .
Office on South Main St. Consul
tation ani examinations free.
Office hours: . 8:3o to 11:45 a. m
l.to 5:45 pm.Phone 235. :.
DR. C. H. NEWTH,
Physician & Surgeon
E. E. WILSON,
4 ATTORNEY AT LAW.
", NOTARY PUBLIC.
Office in Zierolf Building, Corvallis. Or.
E. R. Bryson, f
' . . . j
H. S. PERNOT, -Physician
' Office over postoffice. Residence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. -Hours 10 to
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be
left at Graham & Wortkam's drug store.
B. A. CATHEY, M. D.,
' Physician and Surgeon.
Office, Room 14, " First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or. Office Hours,
10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 4 p. m. ;.f : J . - .
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JUSTICE OF THE PEACB
. Stenography and typewriting done.
Office in Burnett brick Corvallis, Oreg
Administrator's Notice to Creditors.
' Notice Is hereby given, that the undersigned
bas been appointed administrator of the estate
of Klnman Vanderpool, deceased, and all per
sons having claims against said estate are here
by required to present the same duly verified
as by Jaw required to me at Wells, Oregon, or
-at the office of Yates & Yates, Corvallis, Oregon
- Vithln six months from this- date.
Dated at Corvallis, Oregon, this 7th day of
February, A D, 1903,
' ' VlBOIL A. CaBHEK,
Administrator of the estate of Klnmau Van
i , ( Notlce of lnaetJLpent, j '
iQtice, kheretogiven fhatI, Mary p. Allen,
as administratrix of the estate ot VilUam' iHen
deceased, have filed my final account as such
administratrix with the Clerk of the County
Court of Benton county, State of Oregon, and
the said Court has fixed Monday the 6th day
of ApriJ. 1903, at the hour of one o'clock in the
afternoon of said day as the time, and the
Oonnty Court room in the court house in Cor
vallls, Oregon, as the place for hearing any and
all objections to the said final account and for
; settlement thereof. . . - 1
- Dated this March 7, 1903. '
t - Mary 0. Allen.
' Administratrix of the estate of William Allen,
Have Received Big
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Dress Goods Departm't
Silk and Trimming "
to as high a standard as
us. but see that you make no mistake in , ,
the house that keeps the hig
? ' . est standard of Grocer-
, J ' ies that is the
place to "
L Fresh Fruits.
iresn everyming 10 De naa
P 1 1 1 f -.. j ' 1 T. .
run our delivery wagon and our aim is
to keep whan you want and to
- Tloo aa fall an A ocp -
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IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME REAL
good bargains in stock, grain, fruit and poultry
Ranches, write for my speciayistjp Or come and
see me. I shall take pleaSurin giving you all
the reliable information you wish, also showing
you over the country. ,
. Real Estate, Loan; and Insurance,
' . Philomath; Oregon; : -
A Leaten Breakfast may be jnst as en-
joyable surely just as wholesome if
you will but select from the great variety
we.offer:,,. cereals, fruft, - fiah and eggs,
Really. wholesome changes from a steady
meat diet,, and money-savers as well. .
P. M. ZIEROLF.
our desire would promote (b
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AT ROPE'S END.
LESTER B ELDING, THREE TIMES
i A; MURDERER, HANGED :
Spent the Night With Spiritual Ad
, viser Ascended the Scaffold '.
.i Without Fear, and Swuog ;
' ! v Into Eternity Without '
'. a Word Other "
' ' News.: " - ;
Portland, March 27. Lester Bald
ing, who, on the evening of July
11th last, killed bis wife, his moth
er-in-law Z and ; Frauls Woodward,
and dangerously shot his father-in-law
was banged here at 6:20 o'
clock this morning. The story, of
the execution as told by the Port
land Journal is as follows: . : ,
From dusk last night until 3 o'
clock this morning- Lester Belding
was in consultation with Father
Gartland. From the condemned
cell came low words of admonition
andfj prayer. They .. were wafted
through . the passageway leading
to the tank wherein are imprisoned
many petty crimioal?. who thanked
God that a chance ioc reform exist
ed ,;fr them before- the eleventh
hOUr. : I - v '; ' . J!
At "i o'clock; this, morning Beld
ing said he was tired and asked
Father Gartland if he had not better
eleep awhile. He was assured that
sleep was heeded, and throwing
himself onto bis cot, be .turned bis
face against the cold grey stone wall
of his cell, and for nearly two hours
slumbered, or pretended Jto. Hard
ly a moment passed that the keen
eyes of. the death watch were not
upon him, fearing that be might in
the last moment grow frantic and
attempt. to end his life by battering
his bead against the grating of his
prl80.Il.: j"!-: ,at '.n- tJ 's-.i-,,..- , I f,-;
several minutes before 5 o clock,
Belding arose ...from, his bed . and
called for the priest, who responded
at onofe--To him-he.., said - he was
ready: for the, last, sacrament. He
talked long and earnestly to Father
Gartland, and, did rQot ; cease .until
breakfast was. breught to him. . He
ate his last meal, with, a relish. It
consisted of ham and eggs, toast
and coffee. : Sheiiff Storey had ask ,
ed him the night before if there was
any luxury. .he desired,.aod be .an
swered that all he v wanted was a
plain, .substantial break'fast. : . 1
Having finished eating he dressed
with great-care, being particular to
brush, the new suit of black clothes
furnished bim,j Wednesday. When
he had 4 nearly com pleted dressing
a trusty came from the outer jail
saying .that, soma one. bad left a few
flowers for him. The hopeless man
took into his hand the four or five
blossoms and selecting a pare white
rose he placed it in the buttonhole
of his coat,' saj ing: "White is an
emblem of purity is it not, Father?"
There was no reply, and again re
turning to his bed he sat, upon it,
and near by was the priest, ' To
gether the two men talked almost
in whispers, and - their words , were
about the great hereafter. ?;
Sheriff . Storey with his deputies
entered the jail a few' minutes after
6 o'clock.. , The deputies remained
in the outer corridor while the sher
iff went to the condemned man's
cell and asked Belding if he had a
last request to make Hardly an
answer did the prisoner make. The
sheriff turned away wondering if
the man would bear up when - the
final: moment came.
At this time Deputy Sheriffs
Snyder and Frazier were sent to the
scaffold to ascertain if every detail
was in place. They returned to the
jail and reported to the sheriff that
all was read y.;r, Tw ?
Twenty-twp minutes past 6 o'
clock, Sheriff Storey, accompanied
by Coroner Finiey, unlocked the
iron door to Belding's cell and ask
ed if the doomed man would listen
to the reading of the death warrant.
.MI.. waive it's reading,", said Bal
ding in a " low voice. -'
Will you have anything to say
oh the gallows?" asked the sheriff,
"I care to say nothing," was the
reply... ;.-:-;.ry:-:.r: '':.," ;.
For a few 'moments the sheriff
stood looking at the man -who ; was
so soon to meet death at the bands
of the law. Not a word was spoken
by any one. Finally, Sheriff Storey
looked at his watch and going close
to Belding, said:, "It is time." '
; Without hesitating the condem
ned man stood erect beside his cot,
and mii'tered, "Sheriff, I'm'' ready
let's go." - '
The procession was formed ' and
through the long' corridors of the
jail to the scaffold in the vard the
triple murderer was led. ; - He
walked with a firm step and never
faltered when the foot of the awful
stairs leading upon the scaffold was
reached." There are- two'- traps on
that gallows. A year ago Wade and
DaltonJ stood side' by 'side upon
them. This morning Belding Was
led to the one on the right facing
When he had been placed direct
ly in the center of the trap, the four
deputies on the scaffold pinioned
him securely. ' , . : '
At this time Belding was : tremb
: "Have; you anything to say?"
quickly asked Sheriff Storey.
"No! Nothing," muttered the
doomed man. ' ,
Taking the black cap the Sheriff
placed it on his head and was in the
act of pulling it over his-face when
a word from Father Gartland stay
ed him. -'y". .' ' -
' Waif," said the priest. ' He
poshed the can back from Belding's
forehead and unbottoning his eoat
took from his breast a email silver
crucifix tied about the condemned
man's neck with a white ribbon.
Father Gartland. raised the cross
to Belding s t lips , and said, "In
Jesusi" - ' ' ;.v ' ' ' .
Belding repeated, "In Jesus."
The black cap was hurriedly drawn,
the noose adjusted, the signal giv
en, ana A. lyester tseidiog bad sat
isfied the maj sty of the law.
Seventeen minutes after he fell
through the trap he, was pronounc
ed dead by Dr. H. R. Littlefield
and Dr. Edward C. Cotnelius. His
body was lowered into a neat coffin
bearing a plate emblematic of the
crops, it was taken in . charge by
Father Gartland and before an hour
had passed it was buried in Calvary
cemetery. ' " '. : , ,' ;
There were about '200 persons
who witnessed the execution, and
among them were many of a mor
bid disposition, for after the dead
body had been taken away, some
one mounted , tb.e. scaffold and be
gan cutting the hangman's rope in
to pieces. This man filled his, pock
ets with the gruesome mementoes
and the rest be threw to the crowd
in the yard below. So eager were
some persons for the bits of rope
by which a man bad .been killed,
that a scramble took place in the
shadow of, and under the gallows.
Greenville,' Miss., March 28.
The worst fears have been . realized
by the flood in the Mississippi Val-
lej- v ':: 'fri-: , : r :
A huge erevaese has been made,
la the levee near Greenville, Mis.
and has flooded that city and the
whole Yazoo delta. '
J People of Greenville are climb
ing, to the roofs of their houses.
Six lives are known to have been
lost and many more, are expected
to perish. , ' '
Another crevasse has occurred at
Hymelia, La., flooding rich sugar
lands, but herculean efforts are
being made to close it. -
' Philadelphia, March 24 A score
of doctors found an interesting sub
ject of study in the case of Tillie
Lairis, aged 25 years, a sufferer
from hysterical hiccough. -
Her case is regarded as one of the
most remarkable in the history of
local medical practice. For six
consecutive weeks the woman has
hiccoughed continuously, excepting
while under the influence of ether.
r Some of the best physicians in
the city have treated her for this
ailment that has brought her al
most to the verge- of collapse, al
though she was possessed of : more
than ordinary physical power, but
no permanent cure could be effect
ed. :',; "- ' ""' " ,: :
- The hiccough resembles the bark
of a dog due to the chronic etage
the case had reached.- ' ' : Vv '
.' The doctors were a unit in con
cluding that nQ specific reason could
be assigned for the persistent hic
cough. It was suggested that an
application . of electricity might
bring relief, and after , being remov
ed to her home last evening, the
suggestion was carried out, with the
result that she slept seveial bours,
but the 'hiccough returned when
G- R. FARRA,
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON OBSTETICIAN
Eesldence In front of court house facing 3rd
it Office hours 8 to a. m. 1 to J and 7 to 8;
SGHOOLMARM WON OUr.
THEY SMOKED HER OUT BUT5
SHE HELD THE FORT IN '
' U TRTUMPH.' r'
Woman Hundred and Five Years
Old- Women Start Newspaper
In Chicago Over ; Seven
Millions now a Gift 4
Other News. ' :
Lock port, ' N. Y March 27'.
Miss Mabel Ernest, - the pretty
teacher of school No 3 in Royalton.
has triumphed io the fight she has
been carrving ; on for six weeks
against the entire1-school district.
the School Commissioners and the
State Department of Public In-.'
Twice she has been "smoked out'.
and for several weeks she has been
going through the form of teaching
wren,, only , empty benches , befoie
her, but the plucky, young woman
refused to give up. f ,,;, . ; .
Xhe hght all started over Miss
Ernest' illness with scarlet fever.
ahe remained in the house three
weeks under quarantine. As soon
as it was lifted she returned to her
school to resume her duties, The
residents were afraid of contagion
and opposed her return to . work.
In the dilemma the School Com
missioner was appealed to. and he
finally in 'turn appealed to the State
Department, which sent an inspec
tor here. Miss Ernest . protested
that she was well, that the quaran
tine had been lifted and that she
was ready to teach. The' inspector
promised to investigate the matter
The .plucky "school marm" went
to her school, daily and . rang the
bell morning and afternoon,, but no
students put in an appearance. A
new echool was started in a private
house with a new teacher. ' -
- . After a week ofteachingto empty
benches someone plugged the ehim-c .
ney with mortar and brick, : and
the teacher was smoked out. The
trustees cleared the chimney and
Miss Ernest patsed another week
contemplating empty - seats and
ringing the bell twice a day. Again
the1 chimney was plugged, andi this
time so effectively it had tw be torrt
down., 4 Then petitions were dent to
Albany for. Miss Ernest's removal,
and the annulment of her certificate
She fought the petition and de-
manded a hearing.' ?fi -(i '- ,
The State Department weakened,
for orders were received ' today to
open school- Monday, with Miss
Ernest as teacher. The Department
found that ' the - certificate of the '
plucky girl could not be annuled,
unless for oause and no cause could
be found . The temporary ; school
has been discontinued. ,, ...
' Uniontown, Pa., March 27. The
oldest, woman in Pennsylvania iia .
probably Mrs Mary McKittriok,
who celebrated the lo5thj anniver
saryjofher birth on i;St, t Patrick's
Day.: : She was born March 17,1793
in County Kildare, Ireland. She is
now in the beat of health, and pos
sessed of active r, mental faculties,
being an engaging and spirited con
versationalist. T , , ,'"r.!;:!i'! -y
: She is particular about , ber diet
and regular in her habits. In this
season 01 ient sne is aosiainmg
from meats and all things , recom
mended by the Catholic Church.
Her main diet is milk, butter and
potatoes. She does not eat any
thing too ewee't, and anything too
salty. On Easier Sunday she . ex
pects to be at her regular . place in
the church. :4 : ,v ..; '-u '- '
Chicago, March, 27. Plans are
almost completed here for the laun
ching of a daily ' newspaper, to be
owned and operated exclusively by
women and which shall "dare . to .
print everything and anything ex
actly as it really is." A company
has been formed with Mrs. Blount
at its bead., - ' -
Pittsburg,: March ; 27. Andrew
Carnegie has added $1,550,000 to
his library donations in Pittsburg.
Today he made it known that : he
would donate $ 1 ,4oo,ooo in addition
to $1,750,000 already given by him
to provide means for an addition to
the present Carnegie Library and
$150,000 for the building of the
East - End branch library. This
new gift of Mr. Carnegie makes his
contribution to the greater institu-.
tion $7,000,000. . ..