Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (July 29, 1903)
County Clerk's &ffica
Vol. XVI. No. 22.
We have Many Articles in our Estab
lishment that the season is just
beginning to permit you to use.v
Many of them we are selling belotf
regular prices. :'
All Shirt Waists' 20 to 30 percent Reduction.
All Dimities and Lawns 15 " "
All Wove Dress Goods "10 V "
AH Ladies' Shoes 10 " v , " ,:. '
Big Line to Select from.
(o m flt flM Fin e)
to as high a standard as our desire would promote
us. but see that you make no mistake iu '
th e house that keeps the hig- .
. . . I est standard of Grocer-
; : c ies that is the
place tO . v.- y
Fresh Fruits, Fresh Uegetablcs,
fresh everything to be had in "f- the market. We
run our delivery wagon and our' aim is
to keep whao you want and to V '-
please. Call and see
9F YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME REAL
good bargains in stock, grain, fruit and poultry
.Ranches, write for toy special list, or come and
see me. I shall take pleasure in giving you all :
the reliable information you wish,5 also showing
you over the country.
: v Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance,
H. S. PERNOT,
Physician & Surgeon
Office over -postoffice. Residence Cor,
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Honrs 10 to
12 a, m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be
left at Graham & Wortham's drug store.
DR. C. H. NEWTH,
Physician & Surgeon
y v ' Philomath, Oregon,
ATTORNEY AT XAW '
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Stenography and typewriting done.
Office in Burnett brick Corvallis, Oreg
B. A. CATHEY, M. D
Physician and Surgeon,
Office, Room 14 First National Bank
Building, , Corvallis, Or. Office Hours.
10 to 12 a, m., 2 to 4 p. m. .
CORVALLIS, OREGON, JULY 29, 1903.
HUNG AND BURNED.
RACE WAR IN ILLINOIS WITH
FURY RIOT AND BLOOD
Same Old Story Brought on bj
Negro Rapist Sheriff Fired
on Mob With Fatal
' Effect? , -
Danville, 111., July 25, A race
war broke out here tonight. While
a mob of 600 men was on its .way
to tbe county jail to lynch James
Wilson, a Bloomington negro, who
bad coofessed to assaulting Mrs.
Thomas Burgess, wife of a farmer,
an unknown negro shot and killed
Henry Gatterman, white, a member
of the mob.- The murderous negro,
a refugee from Evansville, Id., by
the name of J. W. May field, was
later taken from the city jail and
lynched by the mob, and three oth
er negroes who attacked tbe - whites
were beaten badly. The mob final
ly resumed i's march to the county
jail, determined to lynch Wilson.
When tbe mob reached tae jail it
was fired upon by tbe sheriff. Nine
persons were wounded and . the
the crowd scattered. " The. wound
ed, Adam Murray, shot through the
head, will die; H. Hines, shot in
neck and shoulder, will die; Otto
Heiuke, shot in arm, will recover;
Patrolman Charles Lopp, clubbed
on the head while defending May
field; Patrolman William Lever
enze, badly injured internally by
mob's battering ram while defend
ing .May field; Fred Lorenz, shot
three times in the leg in attack on
jail; Mince Mobaker, shot in attack
oniail; Mr. Laid, shot in attack on
jail: John Bell, shot in chest in at
tack on jail.' ' " '
May field met his fate while tbe
mob-was e-th-wy'4o-lynoh- Wil
son. The angry throng was - pass
ing down East Main street when
tbe negro became involved in an al
tercation with some of its members.
They started after him, and he drew
a revolver, firing into the crowd.
Henry Gatterman, a young batch
er," fell mortally wounded and ex
pired within a few minutes. The
negro fled, but was caught by offi
cers within a block of tbe scene;
and hurried to the police station
with the mob in hot pursuit, tem
porarily diverted from their march
to the county jail. The officers,
with their prieoner, took refuge in
the city building, barricaded them
selves behind the, doors of pne of
the offices. They could not check
the mob, however, for it secured a
long pole and battered down a sec
tion of the wall and the door, both
of which were frail. U
Oq account of the overwhelming
numbers of the mob, it was useless
for the officars to resist. The negro
was seized and rushed to the spot
where he had shot down Gatter
man. It was the work, of an in
stant to throw a rope around his
neck and swing him up to a tele
phone pole. After his life had been
slowly strangled out, be was - left
hanging while the mob proceeded
to the county jail. - r
After . going a short distance,
however, the mob changed its mind,
faced about, and returning to the
scene of the lynching, cot May
field's body down. .They rushed it
to the principal square; built a bon
fire, and, hacking the body to pie
ces with knives, pitched it in .the
midst of the - flames.- For awhile
tbev watched it burn,- and then,
coming to a realization of their first
mission to lynch Wilson, they once
more resumed their march to the
county jail. .
The s her in and bis deputies had
expected an attack and were pre
pared. The sheriff refused them
admission and threatened to shoot
if the mob committed an overt act.
The mob, now worked up to an in
tense state of excitement, became
frenzied in its determination to
reach Wilson, and in its fury threat'
ened to lynch the sheriff, bis depu
uties and a negro turnkey Finally
they charged the jail, and, the sher
iff and his deputies fired, wounding
three members of the mob, one fa
tally. . Tbe mob, being repulsed
sent to an adjoining mining; camp
for dynamite, and threatened to
again attack the jail when it . ar
rives. During the height of the excite
ment, a woman in the mob mount
ed a dry-goods box in the street
and shouted: v: '
"Kill the sheriff. He has shot
more than one. white man on , ac
count of a negro." ; . u
Company K, a colored troop, has
its headquarters here, and the offi
cials' have prepared to call it out.
Leaders of the. mob declare they
willtry to kill the entire company
if it comes out. On the edges of
me square at midnight ;two un
known negroes lay in the gutter.
They were beaten into insensibility
with clubs in the hands of white
citizens.' ; Xf. ..
Nearly 200 men and women from
Alvln, where the assault on Mrs.
Burgess was committed, are active
leaders of the mob.. The mob at
midnight bad been increased to
several thousand, the entire square
in front of the jail being packed
with shouting men. and women. -
While waiting for the miners
who were expected to bring the dy
namite from Westville, the mob
marched up and down in front of
tbe jail, stoning it and firing shots
at random. :'. . ;v '
About a half hour after the mes
sage for the dynamite was sent, A
telephone message came from Hime
rod a town half way between West
ville and Danville, saying that one
of the miners, a Hungarian, had
been stopped there by citizens, who
took from him a large quantity of
.dynamite. Tbe other miner with
dynamite is believed to be on .the
About half of Company - K, the
colored organization has assembled
at the, armory and is barricaded
there in ftar of an attack from the
mob. - ,'j ,v!..
Tbe entire police force, number
ing about 20, has, been called out,
and this with 12 deputy sheriffs
and Sheriff Wbitlock, forms a gar
rison at the jail. Wilson admitted
that he attacked Mrs. Burgess, but
denies that he criminally assaulted
her.; - After the negro bad made
these statements. Sheriff - Whitlock
went to the outside of the jail and
pleaded with the mob to disperse.
His brief address was interrupted
"by Snouts lifiromthy mobjtoembers
of which loudly declared their de
termination, to have the negro's life
sooner or later. ..V":;
Shreeveport, La., July 26. -The
negress Jennie Speer, who adminis
tered poison to - Jennie Dolan. 16
years old, daughter of John Dolan,
from the effects of which she died,
was lynched by a mob last night.
The woman was pursued by a pos
se, who found her crouching in a
hayloft. ' She refused to come out,
and had to be dragged from the
place. She asserted her innocence,
but was identified. "
The mob took her to a near-by
tree, placed a rope around her neck.
and. again asked her to confess. She
was stubborn to the last, bowever,
and was strung up without making
any admission. While the body
was dangling in midair several bul
lets were fired into it. .
Mibs Dolan was a beautiful young
white girl. She died in horrible
agony, and her death caused in
tense excitement. . :
Spokane, Wash.," Jaly 25. The
statement is made that Mrs.' Hul-
dah Mitchell, who was found in
Spokane River, about 25 miles be
low this city, on July 13. did not
jump or fall into the water accident
ally,; as was Supposed, but that Bhe
was murdered and that the body
was pliced there, but by whom is
not known,5: Today George Chick,
an old farmer, living near the home
of tbe Mitchells, came to the city
and reported the case to Coroner
Smith.-" . ;r
Chick's story was that the people
in the neighborhood were incensed
over the affair and that they were
suspicious that Mrs. Mitchell, who
was the wife of J. H. Mitchell, Jr.,
was first murdered .and thrown into
the water. As the place where she
was found is on the Stevens County
side - of the river,' the officer heie
could do nothing about the affair,
but he wrote to the Prosecuting At
torney of Stevens County, laying
the facts before him briefly and
suggesting that an investigation be
made. .;" v ; ',
It is stated that a short time ago a
man living in the neighborhood as
saulted Mrs. Mitchell's 12 year-old
daughtei and that Mrs. Mitchell
bad worried over .the matter and
was contemplating making a trip
to Spokane to look into the matter
and see what could be done.
What is worth doing is woith ,ding
well, and so in selling coffees, 'we sell
only the ; best Chase & . Sanborns
importations P. M. Zierolf. : . ; ' r
IT BECOMES REAL.
SHAM BATTLE DID, AND MA
NY MILITIAMEN ARE '
1 BADLY HURT.
Bitten by a BearLockjaw and
. Firecrackers on the Fourth
All Night With Dead Body
On Great Salt Lake
" 5 Mother Jones' ; '
: " Army. '
St. Joseph, Mo., July 24. For a
mimic conflict and in time of
peace the casualties wera something
frightful as a result of last night's
sham battle, held at the annual en
campment of the Missouri National
Guard. Today the camp is filled
with wounded and many men less
seriously hurt are going about with
blackened eyes and bandaged faces.
The trbops engaged in a night
battle, four regiments of infantry
and two batteries of artillery partic
ipating :':--, : .
A company of infantry . stole
through the darkness and surround
ed a battery of artillery' unawares.
Angered by thus being outwitted,
the captain of the battery relumed
to surrender when asked to do bo
and the order to charge was given,
by the inlantry commander. From
that moment the fightings became
reaK' "W ; '- . ... ?
. The infantrymen clubbed their
muskets and waded into the artil
lerymen, who drew their sabres and
struck right and left at the forms
of their ajleged friendly assailants
seen dimly through the darkness.
Privates Gates and Klofer are
dangerously wounded from sabre
thrusts and may die, and scores of
others have more or less serious in
juries. '" . " ";
None of the iniured is allowed to
enter the camp" : hospifaland'tne1
men are suffering intensely. '
There will probably be an investi
gation to place responsibility for the
uight raid and butchery.
New York, July 24 Mother
Jones and her army of textile work
ers are camped in Hoboken today
and the leader is contemplating a
march on Oyster Bay tomorrow.
Yesterday the reception . in New
York was chilly, so far as the po
lice was concerned, but, nothing
daunted, the whole tribe spent the
day here and returned to camp last
night. . ' ' '. '
The army is not a large one now,
having dwindled day by day since
starting from Philadelphia a couple
of weeks ago. It now consists of 61
men, women and children.
.When told this morning that
President Roosevelt would not re
ceive her army and herself, Mother
Jones said that she would march to
the home of the President come what
might. Mother Jones has sent the
following letter to the president:
To Theodore Roosevelt, President
of the United States:
Dear Sir:- Being citizens of the
United States of America, we, mem
bers of the textile industry, take
the liberty of addressing this appeal
to you. -" - - -As
Chief Executive of the United
States you are, in a sense, our fath
er and leader, and as such we look
to you ' for advice and guidance.
Perhaps the crime of child slavery
haB never been brought to your no
tice. In Philadelphia there are
9o,-ooo workers on strike, asking
for a reduction from 60 to 55 hours
We also ask that the children be
taken from the industrial prisons of
this nation, and given their rights
of attending schools, so that in years
to come better citizens will be given
to this republic. :
We ask you, Mr. f resident, 11 our
commercial greatness has not cost
us too much by being built on tbe
quivering hearts of helpless chil
dren? c We, who Know 01 tneir sut-
ferings, have taken up their cause
and are now marching toward you
in the hope that your tender heart
will counsel with us to abolish this
crime, t :
Our destination is New- York
City, and after that Oyster Bay:
As your children, we may hope ' to
have the pleasure of an audience.'
San Fr-ancisoo, July 25. r Jeffries'
physician has advised him to cut
out training until Monday. . The
wound caused by ; a bear's bite in
his left leg is bothering him and
there; is danger of blood poisoning.
Editor and Proprietor.
In case of bis failure to keep hist
contract with Cojbett it will cost
him $2,500. The-cbampion regrets
that he is compelled to lay off work.
Jeffries has a pet bear that he
takes great pride in teaching tricks, .
and doiog road jaunts with when
time hangs heavy.'
About ten days ago the champion
was engaged in a friendly tassel '
with bruin when the latter grew,
rather rough, and Mr. Jeffries fol
lowed suit. The bear and tbe heavy
weight fighter tumbled about foe
several minutes. ' They rolled on. ,
the ground and both seemed to en
joy . the wrestling match. - The
quadruped made a friendly, grab at '
Jeffries' leg as Jthe latter was disen
gaging himself from his playfellow's
too earnest engagement. The beara
teeth sunk into the flash, making a "
slight wound. Thoughts of the
matter passed away until four daya
ago, when the abrasion began troub
ling the champion. Yesterday the in
jured member began swelling with
tbe result that Jeffries' physician '
ordered the layoff. ;
Lexington, Ky., July 24 Claude
O'Brien, and Earl E, Wnituey,
boys in years, and who faces in
dicated nothing of the criminal,
were hanged here at 8 o'clock this
morning for the murder of A. JjL ..
Chinn. ' ' ::.
The boys ate hearty breakfasts
and at 7:30 were dressed for the
scaffold. Both were so calm that
they elicited comment from all tbe
officials. Two priests at 6 o'clock
administered communion. Both
the condemned said they felt better
and were ready to die. Whitney
smiled from the scaffold at the
crowd. They shook hands with the
priests. O'Brien's lips moved in
prayer as the rope was adjusted.
Both replied they did not have any
thing to say.
Early on the morning of October
12, 1902, O'Brien and Whitney en
tered the home of A. B. Cbinn, a
wealthy, rnercjiant and. an ex-Confederate
soldier, and with revolvers
in hand demanded his money. Mrs
Chinn screamed. Asa Chinn, their
son, hurried to the door of hie par
ents' room and the burglars began,
shooting. Asa Chinn aleo opened
fire. The elder Chinn, sitting on
the side of his bed, was shot through
the body. The boys then ran front,
the room over the form of Asa
Chinn, who. also bad been shot and
was lying on tbe floor, using his re
volver as best he could. Whitney
was wounded in the left knee. Tha
elder Chinn got up from the bed
and went to the door, where bm
Tbe boys were captured a few
days later near here, but owing to
rumors of lynching were removed
to Louisville for safe keeping. O'- -Brien
was 18 years of age, and bia
home was in Memphis, Tenn. Earl
Whitney, one year his senior, haa
relatives in Nashville, Tenn.
Salt Lake,' July 24. Ross Wella,
after battling with the waves in the
great Salt Lake for twelve hours in
his effort to save his bathing com
panion, Roy Larkin, was found on .
the beach of Antelope Island, eight
miles from the bathing resort by a
searching party this morning. - He
is blinded by salt water and. is in a
pitiable condition, but will recover.
Larkin was strangled to death by
salt water,. Wells heroically stayed
with the body all night, drifting
with the gale.
Chicago, July 19. A man who
has been busy gathering statistics
of Fourth of July fatalities in tbe
Middle West finds that while onlv
52 persons were killed 167 have
since died from lockjaw causied by
slight wounds received on Inde
pendence dav. ' The injured list
foots up 4,000.
Almost all are boys between the
ages of 6 and 16 years.
TTn tn last nicht 41 deaths from
leckjaw alone had taken place in
Ponnsylvania. . tlt-nry watterson a
charce that wa will kill ' five hun
dred persons ajyearjto make a holi- .
day would, not appear a startling
exaggeration. - . ,
J- .' ' , .' . .1.. n .I ii. 1- ' - ?' ,
Seatlle, Wash.f July: 25. The
second inquest over Mrs.' Addio
Mull and her; 3-year-old child re
sulted in another verdict; of death .
by poisoning. The mother died 36
hours before the child, and the jury :
decided both died from poison. E,
C. Cronwell was . arrested in con-
neotion with the affair, but was dis
charged. The authorities are at a.
standstill in the search for the , par
ties who administered the poison.