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Vol, XVI. No. 22.
CORVALtlS; OREGON. ATTGUST 5. 1903.
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Office over postoffi.ee. Residence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets.; ' Hours 10 to
12 a. m., .1 to 4 p.m. Orders may be
left 'at Graham & Worthata's drug store.
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ATTORNEY XT. IAW ' , .
; .i JUSTICE OF THE. PEACE
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B; A. CATHEY, M. D,,
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Office, Room 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or. Office Hours,
10 to 12 a, m.i 2 to 4 p. m.
CALIFORNIA "CONVICTS LAID
IN WAIT AND SHOT MILI- :
TIA MEN DOWN; -
Three of the Pursuers Killed, .and
Two Others Wounded There
- ; Were Five of the Convicts '- -"y
and None Were Hart. ' '
Placerville, Cal.,'.Aag. 1 A des
perate fight between a band of five
of the escaped Folsom convicts and
a party of six militiamen, who were
following a fresh trail of the con
victs, .took place this v evening just
at dusk on a hillside near the Grand
Victor mine, and as a result of the
conflict, two of the militiameri,
named Rutherford and .Jones, were
killed, and a third member of the
pqsEe, a man named Dill, willprob
ably die of bis wounds, as -be was
shot through the lungs.- - ';aX
-The convicts were hidden in the
thick brush which, covers the: hill,
and the manhuuters happened aip
on them : most unexpectedly.- The
convicts,' :who are .well armed . with
rifles, fired a volley into the, pesse
with the lesult above stated
"I. was oBr Bjy-.waback j to Fol
som this morning," said O. A.- Beggs,
"but at Georgetown tltr heard that
tbe trail, had been found in Squaw
Creek. 0 .1 got three men and turn
ed back to join io the chase. .1 met
the miliary at Grand Victory mine
and we took up the tracks. Those
fellows had stopped and cooked the
eggs not over 4ao yards -froTa the
house ' where they ' bought them.
The members of Company H. had
alreadv circled the hill when I ar
rived, and' finding no tracks of
where the fugitives had paaeed on,
came to the conclusion that cthey
were up on the smalt hill. Jtfe then
Lbegart to beat through the mesquite
along tbe bill, going out in scouting
parties of three. v- " ;ti fX5:l
"On one trip I must .have pass
ed within. 30. feet of . where the con-,
victs .were concealed..!, -?Twice; de-j
tachments of three from tb.e milita
ry posse had traversed the . , brush
where the shooting took place. It
shows how successfully, the ; men
can bide in the dense brush. ' All
the pursuers, 12 in ' numbef.l ren
dezvous at the foot of the hill. We
arrived at the decision that the con
vict band was in one of the two ra
vines which led down the slope of
the hill' to Squaw Creek. " Myself,
Lloyd Hill, of Eldorado, . and a
third man took up-our position at
the foot, of odo ravine: Lieutenant
Smith and two men were stationed
at the outlet of the other. Then six
of the militiamen were to go up to
the 8ummit:and the others down
the ravines, uln this way we hoped
to corner our preyv but tbe party Of
six soldiers had not reached the top
of the-: hill - when the firing began;
"We could not shoot, because tbe
militiamen were between us and the:
convicts. About" 50 shots were.firf
ed altogether; arjd the brave guards
men gave as freely with their guns
a3 they took, Tbe. bullets whjstkd
down over us. The battiewasshort,
but feree, and when - tbe - shooting
ceased one of r the : soldiers : came
dawn the hill side a short distance
and cried, 'Two of the boys are
hurt; get doctors .and reinforce
"Walters and I ran a mile to get
a wagon to drive to Placerville. Tbe
batile occurred. within. 400 .yards of
Gipe's house, " where the convicts
appeared at noon."
When Henry Walters had col
lected himself, he was able to tell
his story: y.;A
"We had been at the foot 01 the
ravine only a.fj w minutes," he said,
"acd our bipys had' almost reached
the summit when the shooting
commenced, and the bullets came
past. We could not see the '"fight
because of the brush It wa9 a try
ing situation for us 'at the foot of
the. hill. ".The bullets were: hum
ming around us, but we could do
no shooting. We might have hit
the soldiers instead, of the convicts.
Then , one of - the ( men ; in
khaki uniform emerged from the
brush up the hill and called to us
to rush for doctors : and reinforce
foicements. - - - -
Placerville, Cal., ' Aug. -1. The
news of a fight with; the convicts
was brought to Placerville by two
of the pursuers,: J. A BeggSj of Fol
som prison, and,. . Henry Walters, a
militiaman, who arrived between 6
and 7 o'clock. They came dashing
up the main street of the town with
a boy from the vicinity of ? the bat
tle, driving the team on a dead gal
lop.'. .- The t woofficers j urn ped from
their seats before, rein was drawn
and, waving their hands franticallyj
began crying for a : doctor and reinforcements.-
1 , .2-
. More rapidly to secure; reinforce
ments, one of them stepped into the
street and; fired his rifle several
times The population of Plcerville
quickly-gathered about ; the ' pursu
era, who grew wildly impatient with
the babel of clam orinz voices, . all
seeking for particulars of the affray.
"llow many ; killed? ; who was
killed? where did it happen?' and
all tl a wild , variety, of questions
that could be suggested by feveush
minds.; were flung at the overwhelm
ed and -distracted manhunters.
liegga ana .Walters nnallv became
angry with , the clamorous citizen 3,
whoee volley xl questions complete
ly. 0 riwn?a tne voices 01 the mes-.
seDgerdi 1 '-x. r: ,;,? -- j :--:-
Vpat we want is more men to
go out there to help us, and a doc
tor to attend the wounded, .s. Two of
the boys i are hurt." The J words
came in a loud,:' commanding . tone
from Walters, who bad .collected his
wits when his anger, arose because
of the frantic efforts of the mob ' to
gain ioforaiation. and in insisting
on having particulars which.: could
not be given. . .,vtr-.-.r .'
Paris. Aug. .l.r-A ; rather plain
official intimation hasv been t given
that if reduction are desired the
new French tariff on the" duties- lev
led 00 A merioan assorted meats they
will beacceptedoply-for reciprocal
tariff vconeessiona in s the .case of
French goods entering, the United
States. . The law enacted during the
last days of the' recent session '.. af
fected a number of. articles, includ
ing salted meats, the main , Ameri
can product , the . rate on these
meatl being ' labout' J doubled.; -v A
large French trade in" these meats
has grown up,'and had its centers at
rlavra and. Boulogne.
f Practically all tEeTsalfed "meats
used in Paris and in tbe interior of
France come from Chicago and oth
er American" packing centers; -v The
t American embassy- has not Lyet
heard ' directly- from the packers,
who expected to have the aid of the
state department, but the French
importers of- American - meats are
much agitated, and are -forwarding
petitions, saying that their extensive
business is threatened with destruc
tion. -- Informal inquiries followed,
bringing out the fact that the
French authorities hold the view
that any - amelioration of ' rates
should be" offset ? by concessions to
French goodsj -under ' the Jaw ; au?
thorizing the president to make re
ciprocal arrangements.'' - I f - :-. ;
; This leads to the belief in well-informed
-American, 'official quarters
that the question of a Franco-Amer-
icao reciprocity treaty would be a
gain takea' up, a9 the increased
French rates give a new basis for
Dysentery Cured Without the Aid
a Doctor. -
"I am juFt up from a hard spell
of the flux' (dysentery) " says Mr.
T A Spinner, a. well-known mer
chant of Drummoned, Tenn. "I
used one small bottle of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy and was cured without
having a doctor. I consider it the
best cholera medicine in the world. '
There is no need of employing a doc
tor when this remedy is used, for
no doctor can prescribe ' a " better
medicine for bowel complaint in
any , form eiiher for , children or
adults. It never, fails and is pleas
ant to take. For f eale, by Allen &
Wordward. J. l - . y.Sl
: Popular SuDday Exourslcne.
fin ordet to meet the wants ..of the
t aveling public and give - practically
daily service to the beach during the
summer season, tne (Jorvams & Eastern
Railroad will run an excursion train
from Albany and Corvallis and all points
west to Newport every Sunday, leaving
Albany at 7 a. m. and . Corvallis at 7:30
a. m. returning leaye Newportat 5:30 p.
m., JLhree day and season tickets will
be good going and returning on these
trains-, This should prove popular- with
the traveling public and a ' liberal pa
tronage will be the best appreciation. -
' ... . , For Sale.
Twelve head ot large sized Durham
milch cows, 16 head two year old heifers,
one Durham bull 5 years old, "and rone
pedigreed Durham bull . two years old,
Intend to close out (business; must be
sold by Sept. 1, 1903.
i r J. E. Aldrich.
TONS OF SILVER INGOTS IN A
LOST CAVE IN VERMONT
Hunting for It Now Was Proper
ty of Algonquin Indian Tribe --
Spaniard Found and
i. Made Manof It 200 '
.'; 're.;.. '.''. years ' ' Ago.,
Middlebury, Vt., July 25. Her
bert Coventry, who says he' comes
from London, England, arrived in
(.this town early in the week on his
way to Bristol, whither he goes in
search of the treasure house of the
Algonquin Indians, which, accord
ing to tradition, is located in hidden
caves m the side of South Moun
tain. ! - -'--i--v v: .
",- He was in high epirits when ; he
left, and like 7 many ; another .who
has made the search was sure he
would uuearth the"long lost' wealth
in' short order. Old 'inhabitants
who have seen other treasure-hunts,
regard tbe man as one more added
to f the 2 list of treasure-seeking
cranks. ' "'. . - --y :
; ; Like mbet 6f ifie other hunters
CWehtry 'has a 'map whlcn he is
sure will guide hirh to the ' piles." of
silver" ingots supposed to have been
originally discovered- by - one De
GraU, a Spaniard nearly two 'hun
dred years ago.-- And - a gruesome
affair this map is, for the-7 outlines;
and locations are : all ' tattooed on
human skin., Jt was this, map that
first called public attention 'to the
Coventry explained - that ; several
years ago he met in the .-London
slums a Spaniard whof-was , suffer-,
ing from an incurable disease. The
man was starving, and as - he was
too proud to ask aid the English
man saw to it .that he was properly.
cared for in a . public, -hospital. He
spoke some English and . proved to
be so Interesting a character that
Coventry," who" wag an insurance' so
licitor,' frequently visited him- The
man said trial bis family, bad for
merly been wealthy,' and once he
declared" that if he could get",' Well
enough to go 1o America lie would
soon recoup his fortunes. ' '-.'; -'
One day Coventry was summon
ed to ' the hospital and was told
that his friend was dying. The
man asked the surgeon to withdraw
and then told the story of buried
"There' are enough silver - ingots
in a Bidden cnamoer. in tne 6iae ot
an -American.,mountain: to make a
dozen men fabulously rich," he
said, according to the story related
bv Coventry. ' ,
I am a descendant of Robert De
Grau, who, over two hundred years
ago discovered the treasure-house
of tbe Algonquin Indians.: near
what is now the town of Bristol,
vt. in America. j.JLhe-tribe was
fleeing, from the Iroquois.atthe time,
and in attempting to save his own
life and that of bis son my ascestor
stumbled upon the treasure in a se
cret cavern. Part he removed to
Spain, where he became immensely
wealthy and a power in, the king
dom. He intended -to remove the
rest, and in fact started for -Ameri
ca, carrying with him a map of the
' '.'On the way over he was taken
ill with .'black death, rdied and was
buried at sea. Tbe maD fell into
the bands of the first mate of the
ship and he took "up the search. He
found the "spot on' the- mountain,
but" a landslide had obliterated the
mouth of the cave and he was nev
er able to locate the treasure,
though he spent two years in the
qaest. - " " '
"The mate whose name was
Parish or Paris, eventually died
and the map passed through sever
al hands. It came to me in a most
peculiar way. - About ten years ago
while cruising off the coast of India,
I befriended an old sailor. He gave
me the map, which I immediately
recognized as the . . one drawn on
sheepskin by my: ancestor, lie said
he got it from a sailor who voyaged
between Hongkong and New, York.
-The parchment was . badly worn
and was so discolored that the
drawings were almost obliterated.
I euggested that a -copy could be
made on paper, whereupon tne sail
or declared that . he Knew .01 a
scheme whereby the precious out
lines could never be lost."
f . Coventry in ' relating the tale,
aid that tbe man-' pulled up -his
hospital shirt, rolled over on his
cheat and told him to look' on hi t
back. . There between the should
ere was the map tattooed in the )
skin with. India Ink. . ; : s . :
" 'When I die I want the surgeon; -i
to remove the skin and give it; to
you he said to me. 'It will be a- r
gruesome . reminder of the treasure f
but if you follow it up you will - be- j
a rich man.' He called in a surgeon
and made bim swear that he would
carry out his .wish," and then hat a
seemed easier. That night be died,'?- ,
and later the map was turned over
to me. I didn't think much of the -t
man's 6tory at the time, and I laid
the 'parchment' away " with some ;
private papers. ; : - -.v
"I discovered that the man's sto "
ry,,sofar as ? his ancestor's search '
was. concerned, was undoubtedly i
true, and further . that the Algon-
quins did lose their treasure during
the -Iroquois raids. Other facta
have come to" my knowledge : and I "
am. now confident that -' the - ingota -are
still in the treasure-house. " T -ehall
search for them all summer if '
necessary." ..; .- ;
s While .Coventry' is - snmewbat'
mixed in his data,' it ,is -never th'v
less true that many: beli-v ia -Inkir
dian treasure, still lies iu a hidden '
vault, and that it comprise utitold rj
wealth.'? So strong ..was this - belief t
some years -ago that:; several solid ': -business
men livirjg-. at - Montpelter
organized a stock, company ' to re-
move the rocks at themouth of the---
-Caves. This proved .impossible, and
d ruling was resorted toe After '2u,.
000 had been expend ed the r tenter
priserwas abandoned ;? Today - theai
entire face of; the ledge is : honey-.::
combed with holes and shafts., ..-iJ,
. According to a story told-eeveral -.J
years ago- by a CBnteoanan, the , .
original JL?e Grau, accompanied bjj
his "son of 12 yearsj came, to Ameri- '
ca wbea there' were few settlements
north of Boston. He decided to ""''
prospect that country. ' " . .. Ul
" He journeyed by slow stages ripv'
tbe'Conneticut'' river to what is bow ,f.
Bellow's - Falls,' and ' then turned '
west, crosting the Green Mountain, S'J
range';: and then :i following,. Otter "
Creek north. While encamped one
night ritar what wa9 later NeW'Ha- C,t
ven.r Vt., he - was apprised by a
friendly Algonquin scout that the 7
Iroquois, a powerful branch of - the
Fiv Nations, were on , the "warpath
and had routed his tribe, .; .. .
: De Grau and his son found the:
mouth of a passageway leading in- ,;
to the side of the mountain, The ; .j
two crawled- in. They found that". :
a rocky cut led toward. the cliff.
; De Grau found that tbe passage- ,
way ended in a cave which showed-
evidences of having visited by red' - ;;
skins. The cave opened into a larg-
er chamber and this led . tq another.
finally the pair struck a series of i
underground vaults. In the last
one Da G,rau saw by the aid' of .",
torch a crack in the wall. He stuck ; f
tbe end of the torch into this and a .-
section of the wall, moved. The s
man then saw that a slab fitted on ,
rough grooves covered an opening.
Removing the slab he saw tons of
silver ingots in a circular chamber
hewn out of solid rock. . . ..
The place is now known ae"Moa- x
ey Digger's Caves." , r
Not Oyer Wise.
There is an old alhgorical picture
of a girl sacred as a grasshopper,
but iu the act of heedlessly treading
on a snake " This is' paralleled by
the man who spends a large sum of .
money building a cyclone cellar
but neglects to provide his family
with a bottle of Chamberlain's Col
ic and Diarrhoea Remedy as a safe
guard against bowel complaints,.
whose victims outnumber those ot
tbe cyclone a hundred to one. This
remedy is recognized as the most
prompt and reliable medicine in use
for thPSB diseases. , For sale by Al
len & Woodward.
Boy Cured of Colic After Physician's
' Treatment Had Failed. "
My boy when four years old was .
taken with colic aod cramps ia his
stomach. I eent for tb doctor and
he injected morphiDt?, 'but the child
kept getting worse. I ihea gave
him half a teaspoontul of Onamber-'
Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea '
Remedy, and in half an hour he .
was sleeping and soon recovered.
FLWilkins, Shell Lake. Wis..,'
Mr Wilkins is bookkeeper for the
Shell Lake Lumber Company. For
sale by Allen & Woodward.
Cedar shakes, hand made shingles and '
five carloads of sawed cedar . shingles.
A fulf stock of shingles at all prices.'
If you wish the best shingle , made get
our Claskine. ,''-""''
' Corvallis Saw Mill. 4