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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 20, 1903)
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Vol. XVI. No. 18.
1 General Banking Business.
Exchange Issued payable at all finan
cial centers In United States, Canada
and Europe. -
Principal Correspondents v
PORTLAND London & San FranciMCO Bank
Limited; Canadian Bank of Commerce.
SAN FRANCISCO London St San Francis-
co liank Limited.1
NEW TORK Messrs. J. P. Morgan Co;
CHICAGO First National Bank.
LONDON, ENG. London & San Francisco
Bank Limited. .
SEATTLE AND TACOMA London & San
Francisco Bank Limited.
C0RVALUS & EASTERN
Time Card Number 21.
2 For Yaquina: i
Train leaves Albany V".i:45 P- m
' . . " Corvallis...... 2:00 p. m
. " arrives Yaquina; ....... 6:25 p. m
I Returning: . . . V v
Leaves Yaquina. . ......... 6:45 a. m
Leaves Corvallis . 11:30 a. m
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............ .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 F north
Train No 2 connects with the S P trains
at CorvaUis and Albany giving 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
- Sdwih STOW, ' '
H. H. Gronise, Agent CorvaUis.
Thos. Cockrell, Agent Albany.
J. P. Huffman,1
Office in Zlerolf Building. Hours
Irom 8 to 6. CorvaUis, Oregon.
L. G. ALTAIAN, M. D
Office cor 3rd and Monroe sts. Resi
dence cor 3rd and Harrison sts.
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 HQLTi
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
H. S. PERNOT,
Physician & Surgeon
' Office over postoffice. Eesidence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Hours 10 to
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be
left at Graham & Worthau's drug store.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
" Stenography and typewriting done.
Office in Burnett brick Corvallis. Oreg
W. T. Rowley, M. D.
Physician, Surgeon, Occuist
CorvaUis, Oregon. '
Oefice Rooms 1 and 2, Bank Building.
Residence On Third street, between
Monroe and Jackson. Res. telephone
r feomber 611, office 481.
Office Horns rio to 12 .a m, a to 4 p m.
Notiee Is hereby given that the undersigned
has been duly appointed by the Connty Court of
the State of Oregon for the County of Benton,
administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Jane
Shipley, deceased. All persons having claims
against Bald estate are hereby requested to pre
sent the same properly verified as by law re
quired at the office of Yates & Yates, Oorvallis,
Oregon within six months from the date hereof.
Dated at Corvallis, Oregon, this 19th day of
' A.J. SHIPLEY,
Administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Jane
Shipley, deceased. .... r
We have Many Articles in our Estab
lishment that the season is just
beginning to permit you to use.
Many of them we are selling below
All Shirt Waists 20 to 30 percent Reduction.
All Dimities and Lawns 15 " , "
: All Wove Dress Goods 10 " "
All Ladies' Shoes 10 "
Big Line to Select from.
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to as high a standard as our 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
(b Fresh Fruits,
rresn everytnmg to De nad
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
see me.. I shall Jiake pleasure in giving you all
the reliable information you wish, also showing
you over the country.
r HENRY AMBLER,
Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance,
E. R, Bryson,
' v. 1 " : ,
B. A. CATHEY, M. D
Physician and Surgeon.
' Office, Boom 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or. . Office Hours,
10 to 12 a, m.; 2 to 4 p. m.
CORVALLIS, OREGON , JUNE 20, 1903.
in the market. We
E. E.' WILSON,
, ATTORNEY AT LA W.
v NOTARY PUBLIC. '
Office in Zierolf Building, CorvaUis. Or.
G. B: FARRA,
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON OBSTKTICIAN
KeSldenCA in fmnl nf nnnrt linniiA ffutlnor ItrA
t. Office hours 8tota.in.ltoa and I tol;
CLEARING THE DEBRIS.
THE , TERRIBLE . CONDITIONS
PlUiSENTED AT STBICKEN
;; HEPPNEB. ;! - -7'" 'v ' '
Dragging Bodies out of the Drift
and Mud Men, Hogs, Wom
, . en and . Children in In- ',,
s .v Other News. " :
- Heppner, Or., June 16. Scenes
at Heppner are indescribable in
their greweomenees, their anguish,
their awful desolation. No pen can
exaggerate the horrors they present.
Every heap of debris may contain
a human form in decomposition.
Many do reveal such spectacles
when uncoveied, and meantime
Willow Creek, as if to mock the
dead, has returned to a purling
brooklet, and the courthouse at ev
ery hour peals' forth its dolorous
note into the ears of the bereaved.
An army of men and horses are
sifting great wastes of debris. Three
hundred bodies have been found
and. there are ; men Who eay ': the
work is only half began. An army
of women take charge of the bodies
as they are borne out of the wreck
age by the straining arms of men.
Au arm, a leg, a toe, a finger, a lock
of hair, a tuft of clothing these are
harbingers of horror beneath . the
mud.- Babies and little children
lie their buried, with many a gash
or biuise on their tender bodies.
Forms of women frequently come
to light bereft of all clo'thing save
where a corset shields them from
the gaze of anxious searchers. Cloth
ing of men is less frequently torn
away. The bodies are borne to
Robert's Hall to be washed and
dressed by women, to be- shrouded
in coarse white cloth, and to be laid
in rfiugh wooden boz.es. . .There, is
no time for ceremony. It's the
grim reality of death. And women
who would faint at scenes one
thousandth part as awful, obey the
mandates of necessity without a
flinch. The floor swims with tbe
half-diluted mud that drips from
the victims, but the living patter
through it or sweep it out when it
gets too deep. The rough boxes go
to the cemeteries, not singly in
hearses, but many at a time, piled
high in wagons. ,
Social lines are all erased in the
disaster. The aristocracy of . tbe
town delves in the mud with the
lowly, and with the same grime on
its faces. All eat the same enervat
ing food. The eity and county offi
cials are supreme authority. One
of them fired a man to work yester
day at the point of a pistol. Any
person detected in looting must be
shot on the spot.
Medicines are not needed here,
nor physicians, nor nurses. The
town must be cleansed if it would
escape pestilence. It must have
more men to clean up and provi
sions to feed the men would be
right welcome. Many families are
entirely destitute, all their worldly
possessions having been Bwept a
way. In many a family ' only a
father or mother er ah orphan Is
left. Help would tend to lighten
tbe gloom of all such as these. ;
Houses crushed and telescoped
beyond recognition, buildings twist
ed from their foundations, deposit
ed in Btreels or on . alien property,
one-fourlb, or one-half, or one mile
away; household goods strewn in
every direction in reeking mud;
trees two feet in diameter uprooted
and woven in impeded drift into
all kinds of awful fantastic shapes,
bodies f men and horses and cattle
and pigs all cast in indiscriminate
ruin such is Heppner of today.
All persons say that the crest of
the flood was upon the town within
three er four minutes after the
danger was pereeived. Most of the
people were in their houses. Most
of the dwellings were near the bank
of the stream, and the, day beiDg
Sunday, the hour being dinner
time, and a heavy rain falling, all
caused them to pen themselves
within doors. The people .were
therefore caught like rats in a trap.
The whole row of houses'next" the
creek was swept away. . Spectators
of tbe calamity describe the struc
tures as falling like card houses.
The dwellings were tossed about
like bobbins, and most of tbem fell
completely to pieces. The "town
had perhaps over 250 houses, near- j
ly 209 of which were" demolished.
The whole business part of the town
would have been swept away had
not the Palace hotel, a heavy brick
structure, diverted the current. I-
dentification of the dead has been
easy. - ... . '. '
The bpdies of Dr. Vaoghn, Post
master, and his wife were found to
day locked in each other's embrace.
A foot of each body was all that
first came to light: Mrs. Vaughn's
dress was intact, and she still wore
her jewelry. At the railroad depot
a live 2-year old baby was found
yesterday in a grain sack in a pile
of drift. The mother was rescued
a short distance further , down
Gaorge Conser's experience, was
probably as extraordinary as any.
Mr. Conser was sitting in his house
with his wife, Dr. ; McSword and
John Ayers when the flood picked
up the house. The floor of the front
hall bulged upward, letting in tor
rents of water. Conser and his
wife fled up stairs. They do not
know what became of McSword and
Ayers, and believe the two men
must have tried to escape out the
door. ( While the husband and wife
were up stairs a petition fell in on
them and held them down to their
necks in the water. - They thought
their latt moment had come, and
kissed each other good-bye; but a
friendly current took the bouse
shoreward.; There the structure was
all but demolished. When the wa
ters abated Conser - kicked out a
window and with his wife escaped.
"We had given up the fight," said
he, "when we were saved. We lost
all our household effects, and these
clothes are all I own in the world."
C. E. Redfield returned in the
early darkness of this morning to
find his home, his wife and his
three children all swept away. As
he etood by the scene of desolation
he wept aloud in his anguish. His
was one of the handsomest bouses
here, and not a vestige of it . re
mains. ' ; v
All stores were ordered opened
today by the emergency organiza
tion, eo that goods could be pro
cured for relieviflgMistresf." Goods
were confiscated, especially imple
ments, though the credit of the city
was assured for payment.
Hotel Heppner was completely
demolished, and -about nine in
mates perished. One of its propri
etors, Jones, was amoDg the vic
tims. The other - proprietor, Ash
baugb, escaped. About 40 persons
were in the hotel. Only one who
remained saved his - life. Arthur
Ducket stuck to his room, though
nearly all of the structure broke
away from him.: Ashbaugh was in
a cottage adjoining the hotel with
his wife and two children and a
child of Jones. He snatched up
the elder of his children and called
to his wife to follow. She, in try
ing to save the other two babies,
lost her own and saved that of
Jones. Believing she was doomed,
she eat down on the bed. The
house fell asunder and she found
herself wrestling with tbe torrents.
Bruised and cut by heavy timbers,
she lost her baby. ' With the Jones
baby in her arms she floated against
the pickets of the Methodist church
yard and was saved. -
A section of railroad track meas
uring 1200 feet in length, had been
lifted bodily from its roadbed a
quarter of a mile above, and had
been piled up, where the waters
had made a sharp curve, in ah in
describable maes of wreckage. The
heavy steel rails had been bent and
twisted by the current into every
possible geometrical figure. One
section of rail, 200 feet long, on
which the fish plates were still un
broken, was lapped around a bluff
of mud so accurately that nowhere
in its whole length, was daylight to
be perceived between that and the
bank. Neither had the force of the
waters buried it further in tbe soil
than was necessary to hold it when
the flood receded. Two other rails,
20 feet long, fastened at one end by
a single tie, were drivenlike some
gigantic carpel-tack up to the hilt
through a point of land until . the
points protruded a few inches in
Frdm Lexicon this morning small
parties of searchers began to work
towards Heppner,' but while it is
possible that tbey should make a
cursory examination of the river
banks in their search for corpses, it
would not be possible for ; 50' men
to progress a mile a day.. And so
it would seem that for many who
last Sunday afternoon sat with their
families within; their homes at
Heppner, a dark expanse of sand
will be their only sepulchre, and
the murmur of a dying flood their
B. F. IBVim
K litor and Proprietor.
HIS BODY FOUND
WITH EMPTY REVOLVER ABTDfc
OTHER BELONGINGS NEAB.
But no Clew of his Murderer
Evidences of a Struggle That
Must Have Been Desperate -
Other News., .
. Medford, Or.', . June 17. Ther
body of the man found by prospec
tors en Wagner Butte, this county,
aod reported to b9 that of C.H.
McCortney, i now proven beyond
a doubt to be H. W. Ibbings, . of
Madison, Wis., a young medical
student from Bush College. Depu
ty Coroner Dr. R.. Q. Gale and -Deputy.
. Prosecuting Attorney
Reames left early Tuesday morning
for the scene of the dis ovry and
returned to Medford lite last night
and brought with them the grue
some particulars of the horrible
From all indications the maa.
had died about two months ago.
The legs had been dismembered
and were found about twenty feet
from the body; the skull was about
75 yards from the body under
tree with a bullet hole through it.
The skull had been badly smashed ;
by some heavy instrument. Tha
teeth were filled with gold and amal
gam. Hair was light brown. Tha
body had been moved after death. .
There had seemingly been a hard
struggle between the slain and hia
assailant, as parts of his clothing
were scattered in confusion over
the ground. Near the body was s
fever thermometer and about six
feet distant was a 44-calibre Colt's
revolver with all the chambers
empty. The flesh was entirely sev
ered from . the legs, although the
shoes and stockings' were in good
condition. ' - :i.ww.--.-
watch and a package of cigarette)
papers, a railroad ticket issued by
tbe Great Northern Railway Com
pany, from Seattle, dated March
22, 1903; a sleeping car ticket; a
red leather card case in which was
a receipt issued by the Modern
Woodmen of America, being assess
ment No.-3 and signed by J. H.'
Gates, recorder of Lodge No. 8741r
in favor of H. W. Ibbings; a receipt
No. 7317, issued by the Rush Med
ical College in favor of H. W. Ib-
bings, senior class, giving him tha
privileges of the cjllege for the sea
sons of 1902 and 1903; two season,
tickets to McVicker's Theater, Chi
cago, aleo receipts from the Mystic
Workers of the World.
In his pants pocket were found a
bunch of office keys, penknife, two
silver dollars and several cartridges.
In coat pocket, which was 25 feet
from the body, were a number of
stamped - envelopes addressed to
William Tt Thhinors polar in crftn-
eral merchandise, Madison, Wis.
There was also a certificate of grad
uation from the Rush Medioal Col-
lege in favor of H. W. Ibbings; al
so an unfinished letter addressed
"My Dear Father," written in lead
: j :u; v:- ....(. .
pencil, aescnuiuK uis uavew.
There seems no question but that
the young man had been murder
ed, but the motive of robbing hard
lv seems possible, as money and
jewelry were found on the body.
He -was evidently a man ot means,
as was indicated by the fact that ha
was well dressed. Telegrams have
been sent to every address given
and it s hoped bis people will Da
found. 1 '
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE