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Tol. XVI. No. 8.
CORVAL.LIS, OREGON , APRIL 7, 1903.
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C0RVALUS & EASTERN
Time Card Number 21.
a For Yaquina: -
Train leaves Albany. ......12:45 p. m
, " Corvallis 2:00 p. m
" arrives Yaquina 6:25 p. m
Leaves Yaquina...... 6:45 a. m
Leaves Corvallis........... 11:30 a. m
Arrives Albany...... 12:15 p. m
3 For Detroit: s
Leaves Albany. . ... . .". 7:00 a. m
Arrives Detroit , .. 12 :05 p. m
A from Detroit: ; , ,
Leaves Detroit. ............ 12:45 P-m
Arrives Albany 5:35 p. m
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
Train No 2 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
ame day. - ' - .- . ."
For further information apply to '.
vJ.1 Edwin StonB,
' -! ' . . '. Manager.
H. H. Cronlse, Agent Corvallis. :
jChos. Cockrell, Agent Albany. . " '
J. P. Huffman,
Office In Zlerolt Building. Hours
tfrom 8 to 5. Corvallis, .Oregon.
X. G. ALTMAN, M. D
Office cor 3rd and Monroe eta. Beei
denoe cor 3rd and Harrison ate.
Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 2 to 4 and 7
to 8 P. M. Sundays ? to 10 A, M,
Phone residence 315.
DR. W. H- HOLT.
DR. MAUD HOLT.
Office on South Main St. Consul
tation and examinations free.
Office hours: 8:3o to 11:45 a. m
1 to 5:45 p. m. Phone 235.
DR. C. H. NEWTH,
Physician & Surgeon
E. E. WILSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in Zierolf Building, Corvallis. Or.
E. R, Bryson,
W. T. Rowley, M. D.
Physician, Surgeon, Occulist
, j,. Corvallis, Oregon.
Obficb Rooms 1 and 2, Bank Building.
Residence On Third street, between
Monroe and Jackson. Res. telephone
number 611, 06100481. '
Officb Hours 10 to 12 am, 2 to 4 p m.
B. A. CATHEY, II. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Office, Room 14,' First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or. Office Hours,
. co to 12 a, m., 2 to 4 p. m,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Stenography and typewriting done. -Office
in Burnett brick Corvallis, Oreg
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P. M. ZIEROLF.
A BING EXISTS IN THE PO8TOF
r HOE DEPABTMENT AT
, , WASHINGTON ' '
The President ia - Requiring the
Fourth Assistant Postmaster
' General to , Investigate .
.Men , Who Draw Sala
s riea but Do Not
. ; Work. ;
Washington, April 3. The de
velopments today in tbe postoffice
department scandal investigation
were startling and for the first
time charges so specific,' with
naoies, circumstances and defend
ants given, that the department im
mediately put inspectors on the
James Dower, and humble fire
man, was bold, enough to pu$ his
charges in Writing and submit them
to the acting postmaster-general.
If Dower's charges are sustained
they will lead to the immediate rev
elation of a state, of affairs which
may warrant the statement that
there is a big ring in almost ev&ry
department of the postomce except
the dead letter office,' as already
pointed out by the New York Ahier
ican.; ; : .
Dower's eharges are mainly im
portant, as it is believed they will
unerringly lead to the uncovering
of blackmailing scheme in the New
York Postoffice, the St. Louis post
office and the Indianapolis postof'
fice. One. of these schemes are
tracable direct to certain active
and ex-officials; of the department
in Washington. , -
Dower makes his charges against
James O'Donnell, Chief engineer
Blaine Taylor, chief clerk, and Dis
bursing Officer Merchant.
Dower eharges: That there is a
ring'itu":the engineer "department,;
which from the large number of em
ployes, is as important as any de
partment of the postoffice; that the
chief engineer has used his office to
promote the interests of his friends,
that rank injustice is done in the
matter of promotions.
That employes are paid for time
during which they were not em
ployed in the government service.
That defective material has been
purchased and that worthless con
tiacts were made.
That the chief clerk and disburs
ing officer permit expenditures
without an apparent effort at ac
counting. The postoffice officials are dispos
ed to sustain the officers against
whom charges are made. The offi
ctrs will file their answer and in
the meantime inspectors will make
The report will probably be made
to Postmaster-General Payne, who
is expected here on the 10th ef this
The postmaster-general's confi
dential secretary, H. H. Rand, will
not discuss his chief movements.
Indeed, Racd will not talk to news
papei men at all about any phase
of the postoffice department scandal.
Rand's relations with the , depart
ment officials now under searching
investigation of Bristow are so close
and intimate in character that he
feels that he himself were under
the ban. For months his office in
the postoffice department has been
the headquarters of a copper min
ing company ini which "Big Gus"
Machen and other department offi
cials are largely interested. The
stock of the concern is being sold to
employees of the department all
over the country by the methods
that are familiar to men who use
their official positions to force "in
vestments ' from - their -subalterns.
The phase of the department-scandal
also is being , investigated by
General Bristow. - .
Another job that was worked
through congress from Rand's of
fice this winter was brought to the
attention of Bristow today. This
involves conduct that is distinctly
declared by the statutes to be crim
inal. It consisted in lobbying
through congress just , before jts
close of the Parish , ice claim : for
$300,000. . - ; - .
Rand is one of Mr; Payne's polit-
icaljtrikers ir Wisconsin and is
very well . known at Madison,
where for years he was a conspicu
ous member of the lobby maintain
ed there by Payne during the ses
sions of the legislature. A lew
years ago he opened an office in
Chicago as a "promoter.", When
Mr. Payne became a member of
president Roosevelt's cabinet be
immediately installed Rand in of
fice 88 his confidential ' secretary.
What Rand's official duties are, no
body aiound the postoffice depart
ment eeema to know in the absence
of the postmaster-general. Aside
fro-n acting as chairman of numer
ous boards to award contracts call
ed for by Beavers, Machen and oth
er bureau chiefs, whose conduct is
now being Investigated. Rand is
not known to have performed any
public service since he has been the
secretary. He is interested in many
private business ventures with men
who have no official connection
with the postoffice department, but
who make Rand's office their head
quarters when in Washington.
Rand keeps in close touch with
Perry S. Heath, under whose ad
ministration of the first assistant
postmaster-generalship the present
system v of fraud and corruption
gained its greatest strength and
most defiant character. , He has
worked around republican national
headquarters in the last presiden
tial campaign and keeps Heath
closely informed of what goes on in
the postoffice department.
If Bristow makes a case against
Rand- and the postmastei-general
ignores it, it is the general opinion
in Washington . that President
Roosevelt will very promptly call
for Mr. Payne's resignation. In
fact, the bitter fight between Wynne
and PayBe can end only in the
president calling for the resigna
tion of Wynne, his personal ap
pointee, or that of Payne, who was
forced on him by the republican
Washington, April 4. -It was
learned definitely today that Postmaster-General
Payne will not re
turn to Washington before April
10th This news is disappointing
alike to tbe officials in tbe postoffice
department, who apprehend that
they will be subjected to harsh crit
icism by their chief for displaying
so great a degree of interest in sift
ing the charges of corruption, and
by those who think .they have rea
son to believe that the postmaster
general will shield them from harm
when he relieves First Assistant
Postmaster-General Wynne of the
duties of the chief place in the - de
partment. In view of the fact that the postmaster-general
will in all probabil
ity attempt to stifle the 'investiga
tion as soon as he returns the be
lief is growiug stronger that Assistant-Postmaster
will consent to the ; giving out of
the names of the , officials found
guilty before Mr. Payne arrives
here on April 10th. This would
have the effect ef exploding the
mine and of checkmating the postmaster-general
in bis efforts to pre
vent the scandal from becoming
public property. V:
Altogether there is an atmosphere
of apprehension throughout the big
department. As one of the old
clerk's said today: "We 6hut our
eyes every little while, as we think
the blow ia coming. There are in
vestigations te the right of .us, in
veatigationB to the left of us and
no tall woods to run to. When
Mr. Payne comes back he will take
a hand . in the situation and we
shall breathe again.
It was learned today that Post
master-General Payne is receiving
a dispatch daily acquainting him
with the leading events within the
department, which are sent by H.
H. Rand, or by "Big" Gus Machen,
who is being rigidly investigated
by Bristow at the direction- of tbe
president. Mr. Bristow, has found
proof that there were annual assess
ments in the salaries and allowance
division, which collected considera
ble sums of money which went into
private pockets and were not even
used for any political purpose.
Danger or Golds and Grip.
' The greatest danger from colds
and grips is their, resulting in
pneumonia. " If reasonable care is
used, however, and ; Chamberlain's
Cough Remed taken," all danger
will be avoided. Among me tens
of thousands who have used this
remedy for these diseases we have
yet to learn of a single case having
resulted in pneumonia, wmcn snow
conclusively that it is a certain
preventive of that dangerous disear
se. It will cure a cold or an attack
of the grp in less time than any
other treatment. , It is pleasant
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Allen and Woodward. ,; ' ; ,
LIONS AT LARGE.
TWO ESCAPED FROM THEIR;
CAGE AND TERRORIZED
A TOWN. ...
Bite of Bugs That Producad In-'
v sanity and Death They Are
. Found in .Michigan Bogs
-But Little Known of
Their Habits. :
Pittsfield, ' Mass., March 29.
Two lioness ts escaped last night
from their cage. One, after attack
ing and killing a horse, .was shot
and killed, and the other was cap
tured. ' . , r:'
The escape of the lionesses scar-
ed everybody in town almost inte r.
hysterics. The second lioness was -so
badly frightened by the shots
fired at her and the yelling crowd
which followed that ahe was glad '
to get back into her; cage. . ,
The Bostock animal show, which
had been exhibiting all last week,
was moving from the Aoademy of 7
Music, and the cage containing the
two lionesses was being lowered to '
the ground, a distance of about 60
feet. -: . - . ' ,
The tackle broke "and the caga
fell and burst open. Vic. thelarg- ,
er lioness, waa the first out of the
cage. She made- one spring and "
fastened her teeth in the neck of a "
horse which was standing . near. , 1
Sappho, tbe other lioness, ran down i
Main street. '
The attendants of the show, arm
ed with pistols and rifles, tried to
get Vic away from the horse with
out success. Having tasted blood -shebecame
infuriated, and the keeper -era
shot her. 11 -
Tbe keepers joined by a hundred
or more citizens armed with every- '
thing from old cutlasses to pitch
forks and Revolutionary war -flint- - -locks,
took up the chase of Sappho. .
Some of them thought that a lio
ness, like bees, could be made to
settle by beating tin pans. The
din, created so frightened Sappho
that she ran into the first open -door
she conld find, which was that
of the Central automobile station.
There, in one corner, she crouched; .
One of the keepers administered
several kicks to Sappho, and she
clambered into an empty cage which
had been wheeled up.
Vic had attacked her keeper
William H. Crawford, only a few
hours before ahe escaped. She had
been unruly for several days, re
fusing to go throagh the regular .
performance. , s
Mendon, Mich., April 4. Prof,
da Vos Otinberg, who came here
from Wheeling, W. Va., to obtain.
specimens of the , winter bug and
was bitten on the chin by one, is
somewhat improved, but is still far
from being out of danger. He has
not yet become insane, as did Oscar
Newasaky, a young polish farmer,.
who died as the result of being bit
ten. Newasaky's farm is in low-lying
ground a few miles from here. A.
winter bug bit him a few days ago ,
and within twenty-four hours his
body swelled to frightful propor
tions. Physicians could net help
him. : Ha became a raving maniao :
and remained so until death re
lieved his suffering.
Pref. Olinberga noted entomolo-
gist, oFWheeling, W. Va., came ,
here at the request of theNational
Museum at Washington, D. C, to
secure some specimens of the bug...
He found a nest of the insects in a
bog near Newasaky's home, and
while trying to capture them was -bitten
on tbe chin, and within an '
hour was in a semi-conscious con
Olinberg does not show the sym-
toms'of io sanity -that appeared ia
Newasaky's case, and the physi
cians are hopeful of his recovery.
Scientists know very little about
the habits of the winter bug, wheth
er it ia poiaonous all the time or
only during certain seasons. It . is
deubtful whether any specimens
can be obtained now vfor the Na- '
tional Museum, for every- one in
the neighborhood is afraid to go in
to the bogland where the winter 7
bugs are. . , .,' r
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