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Vol. XVI. No. 28.
CORVALLIS, OREGON , SEPTEMBER 1H, 1903.
B. F. IRVINE .
editor and Proprietor.
"Has ever found our Store4in all its
Departments, so well equipped.
The Stock Includes ail the
Special attention is called to our
v Line of Dress Goods, Jack
ets, Waterproof Wraps,
Skirts, Shoes and Children's
Clothing. Call and see,
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the house that keeps the big-
y est standard of Grocer
ies that is the
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fresh everything to be had
run our delivery wagon
to keep wha you
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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 take pleasure in giving you all
the reliable information you wish, also showing
you over the country. , . "
H. S. PERNOT,
Physician & Surgeon
Office oyer postoffice. Residence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Hours 10 to
12-a. m.,1 to 4 p. m. ; Orders may be
left at Graham & Wortham's drag Btore.
DR. C. H. NEWTH,
Philomath, Oregon. -.
desire would promote
in the market. We
and our aim is 1 t
want and to
Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance,
' ATTORNEY AT LAW i
-v JUSTICE OF THE PEACE :
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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,
to to 12 a. m., 2 to 4 p. m. , - -
MADE BIG TRACKS.
BELTEF THAT A MASTODON
STILL SURVIVES IN ALAS
Its Track, Twenty Inches Long
Followed by, Portland ManUn
' ,, til They. Entered Cave and
Portland, Sept. 11. The Port
land Journal tays: Dr. John P.
Frizzsll is organizing; an expedition
ia Portland to bring back to this
city the body of a mastodoa which
be firmly believes exists upon Uni
mak island, off the western coast of
Dr. Frizzel, while employed as
United States surs?on ou that isl
and, on July 4, 1903,' saw : tracks
which wre 20 inches long by 19
wide, followed them for two miles
inland, and traced the course of the
monster into a cave that makes in
to the side of a volcano. Dr. Friz
zell was accompanied by James Nu
gent, James G?ary and S. F. Smith
sailors from the Nellie Coleman, a
San Francisco ship. These sailors
corroborate Dr. Fiizzell' s'ate-
ments. Geary himself measured
the tracks, and ah of the party a
gree regarding the evidences of the
presence there of an animal the like
of which has "never- been known - to
naturalists as living in modern
times. So tangible are these evi
dences that prominent citizens of
Portland propose to back him in an
expedition to hunt and kill that
mastodon. --' ; -:
When Dr. Frizzeli and the three
sailors discovered the track ? they
had gone in the ship's dory 16 miles
to the north end of the island. They
were oh a caraboo hunt, and seven
miles - inland toward . Sheshalda
tain, in a valley- between the two,
doctor saw the ' imprints in the
earth, to which he called the atten
lion of his companions.
'.; "Up there on - Unimak ; island,
wheie I was stationed as surgeon
for the government," said Dr. Friz
zell yesterday, "is a region so fas
cinating that I propose to return.
I have hunted in New Zealand, Van
Dieman's land, Mexico, Florida,
Canada, and in other countries.
My father was one of the ' famous
rifleshots of Ireland. I have hunt
ed since I was 8 years old. ' Yet I
know of no country in which ' are
such marvels as are iaund in the
Far North within the limits of the
United States possessions. - -
"When we .found those enormous
tracks they were several fe'et apart
and looked as though one had made
them .with a stable bucket turned
upside down on the earth. On the
outer rim in front was the mark of
what was apparently a horny' sub
stance, while inside were - smaller
marks as though of numerous toes
running around the inside' of the
rim. The tracks are ; larger than
those of an elephant. We fallowed
them for two miles, and established
the fact that the monster inhabited
a cave in, the. side of a volcano.
This volcano is active, emitting ev
ery five minutes smoke and ashes,
which; showed' for. two milds, down
the mountain side. ; f ; :
"The valley of which I speak is
between Mount Sheshalda,' 9,500
feet high,; and ; Pomgronhi, 6,000
feet high. .On the eidesi of these
mountains grow luxuriantly beauti
ful specimens of the lupen, violets
with - stocks a foot long and blos
soms two inches across, strawberries
luscious and of immense size, and
various flora. Even so early as
June the flowers come out : with
wonderful brilliancy. The ground
at that time of year is warm from
the heat of the underground fires,
which accounts for the marvelous
early advancement of all blooming
plants. The strawberries are found
in tracts acres in extent.
New York, Sept. 11. George W.
Beavers, the former postoffice offi
cial who was indicted in Brooklyn
last July for bribery in connection
with the purchasing postoffice sup
plies,, this morning; appeared before
Commissioner Hitchcock to answer
a new indictment charging him
with conspiracy,1 which was handed
down by the federal grand . jury in
Washington last Tuesday. He was
admitted to bail in the sum of $5,
000 to appear before Hitchcock
September 25. ' .
, The indictment charges that he
purchased supplies without adver
tising for proposals and at higher
than market prices. .: Beavers was
accompanied by his counsel and
surrendered himself to the United
States Marshal immediately and
was taken before Commissioner
Hitchcock and gave bail without
Washington, Sept. 11. The
names of the persons indicted Tues
day by the grand jury were given
out this afternoon by District At
torney Beach. - One each is against
Beavers, Micben and againet Jas.
W. Krwin for conspiracy to de4
fraod; two indictments are against
Isaac McGiehan and George Hun
tington of New York and Machen
for conspiracy to commit bribery;
two indictments are against Eugene
Shobel and Machen for conspiracy
to defraud andjeonepiracy to com
mit bribery; also, an indictment
against Machen for accepting bribes.
The indictment against Machen,
Beavers and Erwin alleges in sub
stance that the Postal Device im
provement Company of San Fran
cisco, formerly the Montague Indi
cator & Letter Box Company, by
resolution set aside l,ooo shares of
stoek to thes9 men' to forward the
interests of the company. Daniel
Richardson, accompanied by Er
win, came to Washington. Erwin
was then postoffice inspector and
the. company was composed eutirely
of post il employes in the Far West.
Erwin introduced Richardson to
all; prominent postoffice officials.
Heath,: Beavers and , Machen exam
ined the device and an order was
issued to equip -over 2,000 boxes.
Bihvers and Machen then suggest
ed.!11 change in the name of the com
pany, because the owners of the
blocks of stock were names of post
al officials. The company then sys
tematically relieved itself of obliga
tions in the way of paying freight,
crating, printing cards and painting
for devices furnished. Thousands
of b area of stock ' went into the
The president of the company then
secured an increased pay for boxes
and dividends were afterward paid
on all stock. . :
Indictments altogether show
where Machen received at various
times sums aggregating $10,000
from various schemes of graft in
which he was interested.
r Some schemes were even bolder
than 'the Montague plan. In one
caBO ie authorized the payment of
$1.25 for a device for; boxea when
really1 worth only 75 cents.
Astoria, Sept. 12 The Ham
monc( log raft, which went ashore
on the jetty sands a short distance
below Fort Stevens on Friday after
noon, was taken off this morning
and is anchored near there with the
steamer Francis H. Leggett stand
ing by. '. ' .i :' '-;".
No attempt was made to take the
raft to sea today because of the
rough bar, and it was necessary for
the steamer to secure a new hawser
the former one having been entang
led in the steamer's propellers and
cut. A steel-wire hawser was not
available, so a plow-steel1 cable,.
such as is used in logging camps,
was procured. '
From the present weather indi
cations the raft will not be able to
start for San Francisco for several
days. The raft is 730 feet long and
contains piling equal to 8,000,000
feet of lumber. The steamer which
is to tow her has on board a cargo
of over l,ooo,ooo feet of lumber.
A Remarkable Record.
Chamberlain's cough remedy has
a remarkable record, It has been
in use for over thirty years during
which 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 during
all this time no case has ever been
reported to the manufacture .in
which it failed to effect a cure.
When given as eoon 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 &
A large bay, scar on left hind leg at
joint. Address '
FOUND DEAD IN CABIN
BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN
MURDERED IN REVENGE. :.
Had Been Dead for a Month
Watch and Money found with
Him -Sledge Found with
Dead Man's Hair oa
It Other News.-:
Chehalis, Wash. Sept. 13. Jas.
H. Wilkinson, a well-known ranch
er, living on the souih fork of the
Newaukum River, 16 miles south
east of Chehalis, was murdered in
his lonely cabin about a month ago
but the fact was not discovered un
til yesterday evening. Mat Bal
four, a neighbor, and C. H. Roe,
of Toledo, were passing Wilkinson's
cabin andstopped to look in. As
they neared the house, a sickening
smell greeted them. On investiga
tion they could see Wilkinson's
body lying on the floor through the
Word was at once brought to
Chehaiis and Coroner Myer, of
Wioljck, notified. This morning
Coioner Myer, Sheriff Urquhart,
Dr. F. EL Oafssla and Undertaker
Sttcklin, of Chehalis, drove to Wil
kinson's ranch to investigate. C.
H. Roe, MatJBalfour, H. E. Ran
dall, H. Dorn, Jacob Hovies and
F. H, Cassels were - summoned as a
The body was in a bad state of
decomposition, but was examined
as carefully as possible. The body
lay on the floor near the door of the
cabin. The head was resting on
the man's saddle. Bjth arms were
croestd as if placed in that position
by the murderer. By Wilkinson's
side was his 25-calibre rifle which
had been shoved up under the left
armpit. . It contained, an emntvL
sneu. lae ooay snowed no gun
shot wounds as near as could, be
found and the'' murderer evidently
figured that the discoverers of the
body would, conclude Wilkinson
had committed suicide. ;
An examination of the skull
showed conclusively how the man
had met his death. The ecalp was
removed and Equarely in the top
of the skull was found a hole where
it had been ci ushed by a heavy
blow a hole large enough to insert
a man's hand, On- the' left arm
was found evidences, of where a
blow had been struck aleo, appar
en ly while Wilkinson was ward
ing off his assailant. There was al
so a f car on the left knee but was
possibly an old wound. v V
Search of the premises revealed a
three pound sledge hammer in the
woodshed adjoining the house. On
this was found enough of the dead
man's hair to prove that with it
some one had killed - Wilkinson.
The front door . of the , cabin was
locked, but the back dooi was not.
The body was . partially dressed,
the man having on his trousers and
shirts. It is thought the murder
er went to the cabin in the evening
about the time Wilkinson was pre
paring to retire or else awakened
him, and tbat he partially dressed
himself before admitting the assail
ant.' A small sum of money was
found and the man's watch was un
disturbed, showing the motive must
have been revenge. -
Wilkinson was last seen, so . far
as now known, four weeks ago yes
terday. He was in the habit of go
ing to his ranch, where he lived as
a bachelor, aod staying awhile,
then going out to Centralia, Hana
ford, Chehalis or other places and
working or visititg with friends.
He was a quick tempered man, and
it is said he had one or two -: bitter
enemies who might have concluded
to get him out of the way. . More
light is expected on this phase of
the matter tomorrow when relatives
arrive from Bucoda. The coroner's
jury rendered a verdict mat tne
man was nurdered. - '
Ashland, Or., Sept. 12. G. W.
Woody, a farmer, about 24 years of
age, residing near Phoenix, was ac
cidentally shot and killed yester
day at noon while out hunting in
the mountains 15 miles east of Ash
land by a companion James Daily.
A deer jumped up between Woody
and Daily, - Daily, who. supposed
that bis companion was on the fur
ther side of the mountain top from
him, fired twice at the animal, the
second bullet striking Woody in
the left shoulder, cutting an artery.
He died in half an hour from loss
of blood. The body was brought to
Ashland today, and an inquest will
be held tomorrow. ,
A jolly party of young folks '" of
Phoenix, consisting of Mr. and Mrs
G..W. Woodv, Misses Julia and
Frances O'Toole, Oscar Stinsott
and Milton Anderson, left here a
few days ago for a camping excur
sion in the mountains East of Ash
land and camped at Taylor's place,'
at Grizzly Prairie, with their friend,
James Daily, who keeps the ranch.
Yesterday, 'Daily, Woody and
Stinson went hunting and were at
Buck mountain, five miles from
camp, when the accident happened,
the three having separated accord
ing to agreement to circle around
and across the mountain in search
of game. Daily supposed his com
panions far away when he says a
buck jumped out of the brush and
he fired twice. r.!
, The first he knew of Woody'g
presence was his outcry after the
second shot tbat he was hit. Eve
rything possible was done for the
wounded man and an attempt was
made to reach camp, itt -u iters
ti "t- r ' fi- . but
loss of blood.
All parties to the affair are prom
inent residents of the; county, ' and
the accident is deeply - deplored.
Woody leaves a young wife and the
party that returned here today
with his remains was indeed a .sor
row fur one. Diily
the party to Ashland.
Medford, Or., Sept. 12. There
was a display of gold nuggets at
the Medford bank yesterday, which
were taken out of the belebrated '
Sterling mine, owned by H. E. An
keny, about 15 miles south of Med
ford. The value of the nuggets is
between $3,500 a!nd $4,000. They
were all good-sized pieces -and were
all picked up by hand during , the
clean-up process. The largest nug
get weighed nearly $140..
Tdk represents but a vervvsmali-
pr6rtn6'feoh"r'Heanap of this
mine.,; The bulk of, gold from this
mine is made into . bricks, which
weigh nearly $3,000 each, of which?
several have been sent to the mint.
Minneapolis, Sept 12. It is . al
most impossible to estimate the
amount of damage done I to the
Northwest by the rains of Friday
night and today. At Minneapolis
the fall up to the time it ceased
raining yesterday afternoon had
reached five inches and throughout
the Northwest according to reports
received by grain men, the fall was
almost as heavy. Millions of bash
els of wheat, which under ordinary
circumstances would have been
graded as high, is eo reduced in
quality by the rains that it will sell
from 10 to 12 cents lees on the
bushel on account of the storm. -"
Minneapolis grain men say that
a large amount of the unthreehed
wheat will be reduced from first
grade milling grain to little better
than feed." Actual losses in quali
ty are reported and the 'loss in.
quantity is big. , In fact, the con
ditions are such tbat unless there
is favorable change in the weather,
the mills in Minneapolis will . be
facing a serious crisis.
Philadelphia, Sept. 13. Follow
ing closely upon the exposure of
gross irregularities in the cigar de
partment of the Eastern state pen
itentiary came the announcement
tonight that illegal coinage of min
or silver pieces has been carried on
by convicts in the big institution.
No details of the counterfeiting
scheme can be learned from any of
the officials connected with the
prison1, or from the government of
ficers that have been assigned to
the case. The fact that such a
daring scheme has been carried out
in the penitentiary was made pub
lic by George Vaux, Jr., one of the
prison inspectors,, who summoned
newspaper men to his borne and
voluntarily made tbe - disclosure.
He gaveout a brief 6taterneiit wnich
is as follows:
"Dr. W. D. Robinson, and Mr,
Vaux, Jr., who ore at present the
visiting inspectors on duty at the
Eastern state penitentiary, made
the statement that it has come to
their official knowledge that within
a short time an attempt has been
made by certain convicts - now con
fined in tbe penitentiary to manu
facture counterfeit silver coins. A
few pieces were made and a number
of these have come into possession
of the inspectors, together with, the
metals and . cbemicol used. All
that has been secured has been sub
mitted to the United States author