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Vo1. XVI.--No. 27.
CORVALLIS, OREGON. SEPTEMBER 1), 1903.
B. F. IRVTNB
Editor and Proprietor.
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Extra Floor Space
Added to our Store the past Spring , .
WILL BE TAXED TO, ITS
FULLEST IN -HOLDING OUR
Large purchases of 'v
Sweaters, Rubber Clothing, and
Men's Heavy High-Cut Shoes..
Other departments 'contain Underwea r
Hats, medium and vfiheShoes , J Slip
pers, Hosiery, Umbrellas Watches,
and in fact every article to be found in
an up-to-date Gents' Furnishing Store.
Call and see. ?' :-
O. A: C; UNIFORMS.
ate Do not Cfoe
to as high a standard as our desire would promote
) us. but see that vou
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. , the house that keeps the hig- ,
k ; - ; est standard of Grocer- , - ' :
ies that is the
: place to - ' ' .
fresh everything to be had in the market. ' We
fj) run our delivery wagon and our aim' is
. ':"'. to keep what you
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3F YOU ARE 1 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 take pleasure in giving you all
the reliable information you wish, also showing
you over the country.
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
Philomath, Oregon. 1 .
make no mistake in
want and to
E. Holgate ;
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. '.
Stenography and typewriting done.
Office in Burnett brick Corvallis, Oreg
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.
AGAIN IN REVOLT
KNIVES AND CLOTHES FOUND
READY . FOR " , FOLSOM , , ,.
CONVICTS' USE. -
Two Convicts in a Fight Oae
Slashes the Other Across the
Abdomen With a Knife
-; : Straightjacket Brought - ;
into Use. ;'; v
Fol'om, Sept., 1. A new out
break of the convicts in Folsom
prison has jast been prevented by
timely revelation of plans and the
discovery of some of. the 7 weapons!
' Knives that had ( been hidden
away near the rock-crusher have
been found, and with " them a lot of
suits that had been made "out of
sacks and were intended for use in
attempts at flight.' : : " '
The most dangerous prisoners in
Folsom are kept at work about the
rr.ck-crusber and there is much a
larm over the new discovery. : ' !:
' Prison officials refuse to' talk a-
boot the matter, but it is known
that they . are keeping an exception
ally vigilant watch over the men in
stripes and that they are using ev
ery precaution to prevent another
uprising. " It f is stated that the
guards have been instructed to
shoot down the convicts at the first
sign of insubordination with regard
to the safety of any prisoner, offi
cers or others involved, and to pay
no heed to any contrary orders that
may be given in such emergencies
as the recent outbreak; It is -apparent,
however; that the officials
are ; taking good ' cvre to prevent
themselves from' being made cap
tives as they were on the former oc
casion. rd-z,;-..;:.t. .'.J;. HH-'
" ' Tie coav'c's have been embold
ened by the success Of someof the
men who participated in the recent
outbreak, and there is a general feel
ing of eullen regret among the more
desperate long-termers that they
did not take advantage of the occa
sion. ';-(;. !. ; -.v .v- rV'i;;.
Little information can be obtain
ed from tbe prison authorities about
the new find of weapons and ' eack
cloth suits, but that there was such
a discovery is admitted by some of
the "minor officers. ? .?r y -
"The knives and suits were found
as the result of a statement made
by one of tbe prisoners who - was
threatened with the straightjacket,"
says a well-known official, and it is
evident that; the convicts were
ready for ! another outbreak. We
found one of the knives on the per
son of 'Redshirt' Hall, who is well
known to be a very dangerous ma-o,
and - then' a large ' collection ' 01
knives, some of tbem pretty ugly
looking, were found near' the rock
crusher; I do not know jast what
the plan for ' the proposed outbreak
was, but it looks as though the kill
ing" of the guards was ' the 1 main
feature of it. - -' ' , -"
" 'Redfchirt' Hll was promptly
thrown into a straightjacket - as a
punishment for carrying tbe knife
and for the purpose of eliciting
gome additional information from
him if po?Bible. Thus far, howev
er, he baa refused to divulge any
secret of the murderous gang."
There are scores of knives among
the prisoner, it is said, and a great
many of the weapons had been se-
otetly distributed f before the' out
break of a few weeks ago. '
- Convict Burke made a savage at
tack on-a fellow-convict . named
Brown last week," and that was
probably the incident that led to
the general discovery of Ihe weap
ons, although there has been a
strong suspicion that weapons in
tended for use in the project of a
general prison delivery were still
hidden away. Burke and Brown
were standing in line ; inside the
prison building when they got into
a fight. , Burke drew the knife and
slashed Brown across the abdomen,
inflicting a not very . . dangerous
wound. : . ..' -
The knife, a long and well-sharp
ened weapoD, was .passed along the
line after the cutting, and although
the omeers made an immediate and
careful search, the knife was not
found until more than 48 hours af
terward. .v;;., v " ; . -
This was another occasion for the
use .01 the;-. straight! acket, ; which
seems more likely to become more
prominent than ever in the prison
discipline. . ' ' . - '
Warden Wilkinson has evident
ly concluded that ready resort to
the straightjacket when the leaders
of the prifon gang offer any; occa
sion for tbe punishment, is the only
thing that will have any effect, and
in th8t conclusion he in backed up
by the opinion of the prison direc
tors. J ...
The straigh'j.acket for ' James
Roberts, the convict who was recap
tured near Divisville on August
5 h is an order that has been re
fractory since his return, and he is
about as thoroughly scared a man
as ever wore tbe Foleom etripes.
The use of the straightjacket is ex
pected to induce him to tell new se
crets, for there is a great , deal.; yet
to be learned about tbe plot of the
outbreak. Roberts is not expected
to hold out very long under.the tor
ture, and in that way the prison of
ficers may ' succeed in learning
something about the origin and the
concealment places of the weapons
and bow possessed by the prisoners.
The straightjacket - is now being
made for Roberts,' who, although
mainly very much frightened, went
through the ordeal of being meas
ured for it without giving up any of
the information demanded of him.
' Hall, so far as can be learned on
tbe outside, has thus far refused to
tell where he got the knife that was
found on him, and Burke is under
going punishment with as little ef
fect. Bat the straightjacket is a
device noted for its staying . quali
ties and it has finally broken down
the spirit . of many a stubborn
criminal. ',-.. '' ' ' :
.". Dr. Benjamin A. Plant, the pris
on surgeon, who is said to have
eought safety in a guard tower at
the time of the outbreak,, has re
signed his position and he departed
from Folaom this morning. .
. Cincinnati, Sept. 6.- A mortgage
to secure bonds on a new, railway
from Columbus, O , to MaysvijLle,
Kyi.,' to connect East, and , West
trunk lines in the North with . the
Chesapeake & Ohio, the . Louisville
& Nashville and other Southern
lines, was recorded yesterday, , and
today it is announced that this new
line will also extend 90 miles from
Maysville, Ky.,: through Jackson,
Pike, Floyd and Martin counties
in Kentucky, so as to form an out
Ut to tbe coal fields on the West
side of the Big Sandy River.
' The Great Northern Coal & Coke
Company, recently organized with
a capitalization of $10,000,000, owns
000,000 acres of coal lands in that
region and is said to be promoting
the new railway. It is proposed to
shin this coal- by rail aa well as
down the Big Sandy and . the Ohio
Rivers as has been done for years.
It is said that the Great Northern
Coal and the Pittsburg Coal com
panies will then - control " the coal
trade from Pennsylvania and all
states along the Ohio River to New
Orleans. . , ' , - -
Large elevators and tipples are to
b9 erected at Maysville lor trans
ferring coal into barges for the trade
along the Ohio and Mis
sissippi valleys. , The Great North
ern will have its land ancT railway
headquarters in New: York, its ship
ping headquarters at Maysville and
its selling headquarters at i Cincin
nati, 'i " i :!-
It is said: that with connections
at Columbus, O., this combination
intends also to enter the lake coal
trade.".;1 ; ;.-, r; t'
A Remarkable Record.
Chamberlain's cough remedy has
a remarkable record, It has been
in use for over thirty years during
rwhich time many millions bottles
have been sold and used. It has
long been the standard and main
reliance in the treatment of ' croup
in thousands of homes yet 1 during
all this time no case has ever been
reported to the manufacture in
which it failed to effect ' a cure.
I When given as soon as the ' child
becomes hoarse or even as - soon as
the croupy cough appears, it will
prevent the attack. It is pleasant
to take and many children like it.
It contains no- opium or other
harmful substance and may be giv
en as confidently to a baby as to an
adult. For sale- by Graham &
Wortham. ' tt.-.'-.'C "-r't
... To Ice Buyers." '. "
Orders for -io' cents , worth of ice or
less, must reach the factory before nine
o'clock, so as to go out by the first deliv
ery, or they will not be filled . Orders
for more than 10 cents worth will be fill
ed at later hours.' All orders that reach
the factory -before nine o'clock - will be
filled promptly, as usual, h
Corvallis ice Works. .
CHEATED THE MOB.
NEGRO JUMPS INTO RIVER
AND DROWNS TO ESCAPE
Choked and Held White Woman
" in Attempt to Rob Her Other
Women Come to Her Res- 1
, cue Mrs. Bowers la
v' . Charged With Mur-J i - ;
der; Her Sister '
' &8 Accessory. " . '
Kansas City, Mo., - Sept.' 4. An
unknown negro, caught ; in the act
of strangling - Mrs. Margaret Ga
rhan, a white woman, in her home
at Armourdale, Kan., a suburb, this
afternoon, escaped to the Kansas
river, where he drowned himself
rather than run the chances of ' be
ing lynched, a crowd having chas
ed him to the bank of the stream.
Tbe woman was seriously hurt but
will recover. ?";': ' " ; "' . -;
Mrs. Gerhan is' a widow 4.6 years
of age;.' Her husband who was a
packing-house employe,' and'1 her
son were drowned in th6 June flood,
and she lives " alone. i The negro,
aged 30, cilied at the house aboot
noon, and entering' stealthily locked
himself in.7' He surprised Mrs. Ge
rhan at her work and demanded
her money. When she insisted that
there was none about tbe house, the
negro threatend to kill her and seiz
ing her by the throat began chok
ing her.-' - - - ' ' -'-: .r- .
Neighboring women broke iD to the
house after Mrs.' Gerhan had been
in the negro's power for three hours,
and found him . standing over-the
prostrate woman sinking his fingers
into her throat. The negro hurried
from the house and ran to the Kan
sas, river, two blocks distant, where
he hired a boat and ordered the
owner to row quickly to ; tbe . Mis
souri side.. When the boat reached
mid stream, a crowd of excited men
and boys had gathered at the bank
and 1 snouted to the owner 01 the
boat to return to shore. He started
to do so, when - the negro stood up
in the boat and with the remark
"I have lived too long to die at the
end of the rope," dived into thewa
ter. He drowned before the spot
could be reached, and his body dis
appeared. v 5 ' ' . -' -
San Francisco Sept. 4. "We, the
jury, find that Martin L. Bowers,
aged 43 years, a native of Pennsyl
vania, occupation a bridge builder,
residence 37O . Clementina street, in
the city and county of San Francis
co, came to his death in - the Ger
man hospital on tbe 2th .. day of
August, 1903, from arsenisal pois
oning, that the arsenic which caus
ed death was procured upon a forg
ed prescription written by his wife,
Mrs Martha E, Bowers, and that
we hereby charge said Mrs. Martha
E. Bowers with . the crime of mur
der." ;'. .. . -."We
further find that Mrs. Z. C.
Sutton, . sister of said Martha E.
Bowers, procured the . poison upon
tbe forged prescription written by
her sister, Mrs. Martha E. Bowers,
but we do not feel justified from the
evidence submtted to the jury in
charging Mrs. Z. C. Sutton . as a
principal, but reccommend that said
Mrs. Z, C. Sutton be compelled to
stand trial as accessory to the
Such was the verdict returned by
the coroner's jury today after hear
ing evidence as to the cause of the
death of Martio Bowers. . A a re
sult both Mrs. Martha Bowers and
Mrs. Sutton will be formerly charg
ed with murder by the district at
torney's office on Monday or.Tues.
day of next week.
Mrs. Bowers and Mrs. Sutton sat
in the court room together with At
torney Vaughn, who came down
from Portland to defend them, and
A. B. Loomis, "a nephew of Mrs.
Bowers, from Portland. They took
no active part in the : proceedings,
and before tbe verdict was returned
had retired to the jail, where the
two women have ; a cell together.
Attorney Vaughn ' after ' informed
them of the verdict.1 " - ;
- The two women ' at first showed
an inclination to give way to their
emotions, but quickly regained their
composure, and when assured by
their attorney that the prosecution's
case was weak in many points they
showed their old-time cheerfulness
Of spirit. -' v ' ' ..
i The defense did not attempt to
combat any of the evidence submit'
ted today, and not once during the
proceedings did Vaughn or either.
Mrs. Bowers, Mrs. Sutton or Loom-'
is have a word to say to the jury."!
They eat together chatting, appar- .
ently uuaffected by all that was go'
ing on. , ; , , - t't
"The verdict," says " Attorney
Vaughn, "will have no great bear'
ing oq tbe case, when it, comes to
trial. Moreover, I can point oat
several weak points and places in
the prosecution's case.. While Pe
tersoo, the drug clerk, for instance,
is able to identify Mrs. . Sutton so
easily, how is it he cannot even re
member whether it was forenoon or
afternoon when he filled ; the pre
scription. Further, what is his ex-
cuse for filling a prescription which,
1 he now says no doctor could hava
I writtnn. , ' . . -
His Life Saved by Chamberlain's '
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea j
Remedy, T.. .
"B, L. Byer, a well known coop
er of this town says '. he believes ;
Chamberlains colic,; ch!lea and
diarrhoea remedy sived tt. n rV la9t
summer. He had been ik for a
month with what tbe ''doctor? called
bilious dysentery," and" couid get 1
nothing to do him any good until '
be tried this remedy. It gave him '
immediate relief," says R T. Lhtle'"
merchant, Handcock, Md. For
sale by, Graham &Worthanu ;
' REDUCED 'RATES. ' ,v 4 ' '
To the Seaside and ; Mountain Re:
' sorts for the Summer. 11 1
On and after Jane 1st, 103) the South-.
em Pacific in connection with the Cor-,
vallis & Eastern railroad wUl " have ' on? '
sale round trip tickets: from, points on.
their lines to Newport, Yaquina and De-.
troit, at very, low rates, good for return
until October lo, N03.
"Three day tickets to i 1 Kewport and '
Yaquina,'good going Saturdays and re- 1
turning Mondays, are also on sale from -all
Easteide points Portland to Eugene
inclusive, and from all Westside pointa
enabling people to visit their families
and spend Sunday at the seaside. -" :
- Season- tickets from all Eastside.
points Portland to Eugene inclusive, and.
from all Westside points are also on sale
to Detroit at very low rates ' with stop
over privileges at Mill City or at any ?
point east enabling tourists to visit the,
Santiam and Breitenbush as well as the .
famous Breitenbush Hot Serine's in the-
Cascade mountains which can be ' reach-'
ed in one day i
Season tickets will be good for - return. '
from all points until October loth. Three
day tickets will be good going on Saturdays-
and returning Moudays : only.-'
Tickets from Portland and vicinity ' will '
be good tor return via the Bast or West 1
side at option of . passenger. Tickets "
from Eugene and vicinity will be good'
going via the Lebanon Springfield
branch, if desired. Baggage on New-'
port tickets checked through to ' New- .
port; on Yaquina tickets to Yaquina.
S, P. trains connect with the C. &
at AiDany ana uorvams, lor - Yaquina
and Newport. ' Trains on the C. & EL.'
for Detroit leave Albany at 7 a; m. en- ,
abling tourists to the Hot Springs to
reach there the same day.
Fall information as to rates, tune
tables, etc can be obtained, on applica
tion to Edwin Stone, manager C. & . .
R R at Albany; W. E. Coman, G. P. A.
S P Co Portland or to any S P or C E !
agent.'---- - -' - v
Rate from Corvallis to Newport $3,J5J
Bate from Corvallis to Yaquina fe,25-4
. Rate from Corvallis to Detroit, $3,25. .
i Three days rate from Corvallis to Ya
quina or Newport, $2.50,
Mrs.'MacKinder states that he
was hishlv educated, indsinir from"
hs conversation. He left the place
on a oicycie ana startea towara tnis
city. His shoe priats, where he re-
mounted ' the., bicycle indicated at .
No. 8 or 9 shoe. V ','
Reduced Excursion Rates
The Southern Pacific Company has
placed on sale at very low rates ; round-- j
trip tickets to the various resorts along ;
its lines, and also, in : connection with
the Corvallis & Eastern Railroad, to De
troit and the seaside at ' Yaquina Bay,
latter tickets good for return " until Oct
Three day tickets to Yaquina Bay good
going Saturdays Mondays are , now on, .
sale at greatly reduced . rates from all ;
points Eugene and north 90 both ; East
and Westside lines, enabling people to
spend Sunday at , the , seaside, Very
low round trip rates are also made be
tween Portland and the same points on
the- Southern , Pacific, ..- good going
Saturdays, returning Sunday or Monday
allowing Portland people to spend Sun
day in the country, and the out of town '
people to have the day in Portland. '
Tickets. from I.Portland' to . Yaquina :
Bay, good or return via Albany and ;
Eastside. or Corvallis and Westside, at
option of passenger. : Baggage checked .
through to Newport. A new feature at
Newport this year will v- be an up-to-date
kindergarten in charge on an ex
perienced Chicago teacher.
A beautifully illustrated booklet de
scribing the seaside resorts on Yaquina
Bay has been published by. the. South
ern Pacific and Corvallis"& 1 Eastern and
can be secured from their agents, or by
addressing W. E. Coman,: O. P. A.; Si j
P. Co. Portland, or Edwin Stoue, Maai
ager C, &-E. R. R, Co, Albany, Or,