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Vol. XVI. No. 35.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, NOVEMBER 4, 1903.
B. F. IRVTN15
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
1 1 1 T. .
Large purchases of v
Sweaters, Rubber Clothing, and
Men's Heavy High-Cut Shoes.
Other departments contain. Underwear
Hats, medium and fine Shoes, Slip
pers, Hosiery, Umbrellas, Watches,
and in fact' every article to be found in .
an up-to-date Gents' Furnishing Store.
Call apd see.
O. A. C. UNIFORMS.
X fi. S ARSIS,
oic do not ixm
to as high a standard as our
J , ; na. rvnt, raa that vnn
the house that keeps the hig-
est standard of Qrocer- . - ;
iea that is the . ' '
place to ,
:. Z BUY .
Frcsb Fruits, Frtsb Uegetables,
fresh everything to be had in the market. We
run our delivery wagon and Qur . aim is
to keep whae you want and to v
please. Call and see
F 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. -
Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance,
H. S. PERNOT,
Fliysiclau & Surgeon
Office over 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'a drug store.
DR. C. H. NEWTH, .
V Physician & Surgeon
desire would promote
matn n miotako in
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JUSTICE OF THE PEACB
Stenography and typewriting done.
Office in Burnett brick Corvallis,' Oreg
B. A. CATHE Y, M. D
' . Physician and Surgeon.
Office, Room 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or? Office Hours,
o to 12 a, m 2 to 4 P. m. -
IN TRAIN WRECK.
FIFTEEN PERSONS KILLED
AND OVER FIFTY INJURED
Traiq Carrying Football Team Col
lides With Coal Cars young
Women Act Like Heroes
Stout Hearts Are .
Made to Weep.
Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Fifteen
persons were killed and 51 jr jured,
some fatally, at 10:20 today in a
collision between a special passen
ger train on the Big Four Railroad,
and a freight engine with a cut. of
coal cars. The accident happened
in the edge of this city. The pas
senger train of 12 coaches was car
rying 954 person, nearly all of
whom were students of Purdue
University anctbeir friends from
Lafayetielraafiapolia for the
annual fuotn4pvbetween the
Purd ue team and the Indiana Uni
versity squad for the state champi
onship, which was to have been
fought this afternoon. :
In the faret coach beck of the en
gine were the Purdue foytball team,
nubplaytrs and managers. Three
players, the assistant coach, trainer
and seven subplayers of the univer
sity were killed, and: -every en e of
the 53 ether persons in the car were
either fatally or, striously injured.
Of the 51 persons ii jurtd iu the
wreck, 3Q, are, seriously hurt, nearly
all having broken bones.
From tbe 12 coacbes were com
ing the joyous cries of a. thousand
rooters for Purdue, clad in gala
dress with colors streaming, while
jn tbe front co ich eat 20 great mus
cular fellows, trained to the bour,
on whom the hopes of a brilliant
victory on the gridiron weie confi-.
dentlv placed. ,. Rounding a cur ve
at the Eighteentb-street cut, Engin
eer W. H. Schumaker found direct
ly in front of him ' the freight en.
gine and coal cira moving slowly
from a switch leading to a gravel
pit. IIereyired bis engine and
jumped. The crash hurled the pas
senger engine and tbe front coaches
against the steel freight cars loaded
with coJ, that ploughed, their way
through and buried under a pile of
wreckage neighing many tons fully'
60 human beings.
Tne first car in which were the
players, was completely demolished,
the roof , being torn away and fall
ing 8 cross a car of coal, while the
body of the car was educed, to
kindling wood against the side of
the steel freight; cars. Tbe second
coich, containing a brass band;, was
partly telescoped, and the - third
coach wav overturned aud, hurled
down a 15-faot embankment.; . The
other coac,bes did not leave the
track.' ' President Stone, of the U n i
versity, with his family, was in the
fifth coach, and was not injured.
Immediately after 1 the shock, the
passengers, men and women, began
the frantic work of tearing away the
wreckage ar d pulling out the dead
and dying classmates and friends.
The young -.women, dressed in
bright colors for .the holiday, per
formtd heroic work." Though the
bodies were in several instances
horribly mangled, one -comnletelv
and one partially beheaded., thev
took upon-their laps the heads of
the dying and injured and soothed
their sufferings as best they could
until the; surgeons arrived. Their
bloodtttined and grimy earments
were gloqmy witnesses of their he
roism.,'.. - .-. '
A general alarm was sounded
and every assistance; that could be
afforded was rushed I to the wreck',
which, was three miles ,) from the
business center-Big muscular stu
dents wept aloud as they stood ov
er; the bodies ot. their dead friends
and eaw them writhihe; in Dain.
To add to jthS horror of ;: the situa
tion, the wreckaga caught fire, but
the Hamesawere extinguished. !
ui tne survivine members of the
football team, who lived in alt parts
of the country, C. W. Zimmerman
has the muscles of his right leg tern
at the knee; L. Y. Young, of Lou
isville, is badly bruised on the
head ; F. Miller is cut on the head ;
Fullback Thomas received ' a bad
cut on the right leg, and McCdr.
mick, tbe sub-end, was injured, a
bout the legs. U. O. Tansman, of
Cincinnati, is probably fatally in
jured, and is being cared for at the
home of Dr. Cunningham - , -All
day the streets - have been
filled with silently moving bands
of students, but no colors were dis
played. No music sounded from
the bands that came to help cele
brate. All were anxiously await
ing news from the injured. ThiB
evening, the trains bore them back,
leaving behind the dead and injur
ed. . - - -
Surgeons are still working over
the injured. It is believed the
death list will be swelled to 20. Tbe
wreck has been cleared away, and
The governor and other state of
ficers hurried to the wreck this
morning, and have been busy all
day assisting in the relief. Cor
oner Tutweiler ia at work' on an in
vestigation of the accident.
Superintendent Van Winkle, of
the Big Four, said tonight he had
not had time to investigate tbe
cause, as his time bad been devot
ed to helping the injured. Each en
gineer-says be bad the right of
track and knew nothing of the oth
er train. The coal train was back
ing northward to one of tbe com
Washington, Oct. 31. The pres
ident today - issued his annual
Thanksgiving proclamation in the
By the Pre-ident of the United
States of America A proclamation
"The season is at band when, ac
cording to the customs ofur peo
pie, it falls upon the preeidCht to
appoint a day of praise and thanks
giving to God." During the last
year, the Lord has dealt bountifully
with us, giving us peace at' home
and abroad, and the chance for our
citizens to work for : their welfare
unhindered by war, famine and
plague. It behooves us not only
to rejoice greatly because of what
bta been given us, but to accept it
with a solemn sense of responsibili
ty, Tealiztug that under heavtn it
rests with ourselves to show that we
are worthy to msb aright what has
thus been entrusted to, our care.
"la no other place, and at no oth
er time, has the experiment of gov'
ernmentof the people, by the peo
pie and for the people b en tried on
so vast a tcala as here in our own
country in the openir g years of the
20th century. , Failure would not
only be a dreadful thing, for us, but
a dreadful thing for all mankind,
because it would mean' loss of hope
for all who believe in. the power
and tbe righteousness of liberty;
' "Therefore in thanking" God .for
the mercies extended to us in tbe
past, we beseech Him that he may
not withold them in the future, and
our hearts may be aroused to war
steadfastly for good and against all
forces of evil, public and private.
We pray for strength, and light, so
that in the coming years, .we may,
with cleanliness,", fearlessness and
wisdom, do Our alloted work on
earth.in such manner as to show
that we are not altogether unworthy
of the blessings we have received.
"Now,' therefore, I, Theodore
Rcosevelt, president of. the United
States, dofhereby designate as a day
of general Thanksgiving, Thursday,
the 26th day of November, and do
recommend that tbrougheut the
land, people cease, from their wont
ed occupations, and in their several
homes and places of worship render
thanks to Almighty God for bis
manifold mercies. 1 --
"In. witness whereof. I have here
tofore set my hand and cabsed the,
seal of the United States to be affix
ed. x-'-l : . ' . . 0
' "Done at tbe City of Washing
ton, this 31st day of October, in tbe
year of our Lord, one thousand nine
hundred and three, and of the in
dependence of the United : States
the one hundredth and. v twenty
eighth. . 7
"Bv the President: - .
"JOHN HAY, Sec. of State.
A Love Letter. -
, Would not interest you if you
were looking for a guaranteed salve
for sores, burns or piles. Otto Dod
of Pdn der, Mo. w ri tes ' 'I "suffered
with an ugly sore ' for a year but a
box of Bucklin's Arnica salve
cured me, Its the best salve on
earth. 25 cents at Allen's Phai-
. At Philomath. -
Eggs and butter 30 cents at J.
Wood. Inquire at Times office.
KILLED HIS BOYS.
IT WAS DONE IN ORDER
. SPITE -; HIS WIFE.
McClure Telia How He Gave the
Little Fellows Candy to Ga '
With Him Other News
Marion, Ind.,. Oct. 2. Jesse
McClure, a iarm hand, murdered
his tvo sons, aged five and . seven,
this afternoon and left "their bodies
in a fence corner. While a mob
was forming to capture and
lvncb him McClure drove rapidly
to this city and gave himself up. ;
McCiure lived near Franklin.
His wife left him a year ago and re
turned with her children to her
-At noon today McClure hired i a
rig at JK1 wood and drove tt tbe
Kilgore farm, tbe owner being Mrs.
McUlure s father. He found the
children playing in the front yard
and induced' them with candy' to
take a ride with him. He drove a
mile up the road and then carried
the children to a fence corner and
shot them with a revolver. The
elder one was found dead a few
minutes later and the younger Was
dying with a piece of candy in his
McClure was pursued by a crowd
of youcg farmeei bent on' ven
geance. They were joined by oth
ers from all surrounding towns.
McClure told the jail turnkey
that he killed tbe children because
his wife had left him and refused to
see him. . .
"When she refusad to see me,"
be said, "I decided to be revenged.
I drove down tbe road to a little
clump of small trees. My two chil
dren were asleep in the buggy.
When I stopped, tbe jolt awoke my
little boy, Dae. - He looked up to
me and said: v -
. 'Papa, what are you going io
"I put my hand over bis eyes
and took my gun from my pocket
aod shot him in the forehead, kill
ing him instantly. The shot awoke
little Homer,- and Ituok him by the
shoulder and fired a shot into his
bead. They both fell to the bottom
of the buggy, - I: drove the horse to
the side ot the road and lifted both
bodies out and. laid-them out on
the grass. ; I then drove, heie. -
lhe neighbors will lynch me
when they find out what I have
done, . I dOn't care, what you do
with me. ; I am ready to die and
expect to- Bang for this. All I ask
is to see my dear little ones, buried."
Late this evening it was learned
that a mob was. being, formed to
come to Marion tonight and lynch
McClure. Deputy Sheriff Williams
then started with McCiure for In
dianapolis. : -
Pipestem.. W. Va., Oct, 3Q- Mrs.
Raohael Bailey, a. follower of, Dow
ie. held a meeting here, and; like
the Doughtv Elijah II, who is how
in New York City, she left-nothing
undone to insult the, intelligence or
her. hearers. The crowd hnally tir
ed of her abuBe, and a free-for-all
fight followed, which soon resulted
h' the precipitate flight of Mrs,
Bailey and her followers Tbey
finally took refuge in a house, which
was quickly besieged, by a bowling
mob, all anxious to make an exam
ple of the Dowieites. Bricks, rocks,
pieces of iron and other missiles
were thrown through the' windows,
and when the town constable put
in an appearance me, nouse nao
been badly wrecked and several of
the followers of the "prophet" were
in a serious condition through be
ing struck with the flying missiles.
The crowd was eopa dispersed; and
medical attention secured -for tbe
injured. No arrests were made.
New York, Nov. 1. Fire early
this morning in the tenement at
426 Eleventh avenue, known as the
"Houee of All Nations," caused the
death of 20 persons. ',.' At 3 ' o'clock
12 bodies had been recovered, and
the greater number of those are of
Irish nationality. Most ' of them
died from suffocation. Among tbe
number were several women and
children. The fire is supposed to
be of incendiary origin, , and al
though it burned but a short time,
the smoke was so dense that whole
families were overcome. On the
fifth floor eight bodies were recov
ered, the stairway leading to this
floor having been burned away. Iu
the dense darkness, a terrible panic
prevailed among the tenants of the
house, many of whom evidently
bad fallen over the furniture ia
their apartments and met their
death by suffocation.
Crestline, O., Nov. J. Crestline
and vicinity was turned into a
panic tonight by a terrible explo
sion at 8 o'clock. Many buildings
were shaken and in some instances
the walls fell. Church congrega
tions were thrown into screaming
masses of humanity. People who
were at home were terrified by tha
fearful roar that was heard.
Two cars of dynamite which ex
ploded in the Pennsylvania yards
was the' cause of th txoit. raent
Hundreds of IVi.i rylv nia em
ployes are at wora fn.rcu ng for the
dead or injured. Tne entire west
yard of the road is a complete
wreck. Officials of the railroad
have said tha loss is about 45 cars;
Where the explosion occurred "!Sfc.
hole 20 feet wide and twice as long
was torn in the ground. .
Men at work a miie away . were
thrown from the track . In the
down town portion of the city there
is not a building that has not suf
fered considerable damage. Many
persons who were on the street were
cut and, otherwise hurt by flying
glass and numerous women are in a
serious condition from shock and
All of the physicians of the city
are at the scene of the explosion to
assist those who may be: -found in
jured. The sidewalks are littered
with glass from the shattered panes.
All the churches were holding
services when the explosion occurr
ed. Djors were blown off and
windows smashed in many of the
buildings but the full extent of the
loss to property will not be known
for many days. It cannot be learn
ed until daylight whether there has
been any loss of life. .
. The wrecked cars are burning.
Tbe explosion was plainly heard 50
All the switching crews of the
Pennsylvania yard have been ac
counted for. There are thirty tracks
in the Crestline yards, all of which
have, been more or leBS damaged.
The main tracks are piled ten feet
high with dirt, bent rails, car trucks
and other railroad machinery.
Portland. Nov. 1. Portland Or
egonian: A brilliant specimen of
the aurora ' borealis was seen in
Portland early yesterday morning.
Its presence bad aldeady been no
ticed by its eff act upon the telegraph
wires, and while a privileged few
were admiring its beautiful glory,
the operators were hurling anathe
mas at tbe electrical force which
was playing havoc with their mes
sages. ' " ' . '
As a consequence of the visit of a
stranger from the northern sphere
a number of messages accumulated
over all the lines from Chicago to
San Francisco. Around St. Paul and
Winnipeg in particular, the electri
cal force of the aurora borealis was
felt; South of Portland's latitude,
it was not felt to any marked de
gree. : - ' .
The spectacle witnessed by a lew
late travelers is said to eclipse any
oelestial display ever - seen in this
city. "The whole northern heavens
were lit up with the glow, while the
vari-colored aurora sweeping over
the sky looked like a rainbow seen
through a p:ism. The phenomena
lit up the heavens for fully twenty
minutes. It was nearly 4 o'clock
when the Ist rays died ou. after a
parting burst cf spl -ml "-, . -
just how tne aiWMi.t ort-aiis gen- .
erates enough energy to send ticks
which sound mucb like those 01
another instrument, is something
which as yet to be explained. But
every operator in Canada and the
northern part of tbe U nited estates
fears the coming of the borealis.
The only, method used by the tele
graph companies is to form a round
circuit, similat to a telephone line.
But as the electrical ticks and taps
do .not come. with any regularity it
is difficult to counterbalance the ef
fect of the dreaded ' borealis. The
result is similar to the crossing of ,
two wins. '
For a Bad Cold.
If you have a bad cold you gheed
a good reliable medicine like Cham
berlain's Cough remedy .to loosen
and relieve it, and to allay the irri
tation an inflammationjof tha throat
and lungs-' For stle - by Allen &
Woodward :' : ' ' ,