The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, December 02, 1903, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    ' r.
-7 ? -
" " ' J, '
Vol. XVI.--N0. 39.
a Toprletar.
; ':- ;
(V. A frtA
5r P
7 m
.: Previous
'x:r Season
v. ... .... -v . . , . '
Has ever found our Store, in all its
Departments, so well equipped.
The Stock Includes all the
Latest Novelties.
Special attention is called to our ,
Line of Dress Goods, Jack
ets, Waterproof Wraps,
Skirts, Shoes an
N -' Clothine Call
to as high a standard as our desire wonld promote
us. but see that you make no mistake in
the hoase that keeps the hig-
est standard of Grocer-
iea that is the
v " place to
, BUY ' " '
Fresh Fruits,
fresh everything to be had
- - run our delivery wagon and our aim is
' - to keep wha you want and. to i-V
' T " -please;-' Call and gee - v , : z::. '.'
: B Borning
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, i i ; ; ; -f
. ... . "Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance
K ; ' Philomath, Oregon.
Physician & Surgeon
Office over postoffice. Beaidence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. : Honrs 10 to
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p.m. . Orders may be
left at Grham & Wortham's drug store.
; DR. C. tejWTH,
Physician & Surgeon
; Philomath, Oregon.
Office In Zierolf Building, Qomllis. Or.
d Children's
and sfift.
; fH
Fresb Uegetables,
in the market.- We
E. Holgate
Stenography and typewriting done. .
Office in Burnett brick. Corvallis, Oreg
bJ A. CATHky, 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. .'.
For Sale. -
Grub oak wood. ' For particulars
quire of B. Horning
Outlaws Kill Oae Man and Wound
Others Captured an Engine to
Escape QBScers and Far
v, mers Folljw and Track
Thprjo in enow and ; .
! Capture Thm. ' ,v
'Chicago, Nov. 27 Chained wrist
to wrist, tbeir hair matted with
dried blood, thtir clitbiDg1 covered
with dust aod dirt, two beardless
boys, Peter Neidermyer and Harvey-
Vandine, sat tonight . in the
presence of Miyor ' Harrison and
Chief of Police O'Neil, calmly con-,
fesfiog T tbeit,Fhtre. in a three
months-' career of crime, which has
included eighi npurdern,' the wound
ing of live other meo, and a long
series of robberies The two y,oune
bandit?, neither of whom is over 21
jear8.old. toeetb-r with th',ir qom
paLlonj fum'l Rot ski, who is i no old-
eri' were captud - neaH Liverpool,
Ind., today, after a fight in which"
they battled egain-st' pol,cencre',lfrail-i
road detectmr Tauroaa tabor-
laborers and farmers. Oae man
was kill d, another fatally wouDd-
ed, and ill three of the young ban
dits were wounded, but not serious
1 as thrfe were wanted by the po
lice for complicity in the murders
at the carbarns of Tbe"Cbicago City
Railwfej- Uompany, (n-Auguet 30,
when two men were kMed, a third
badly wounded, and $2250 ttafen
trrm the cmpany. ... ...
Gustav Marx, who, lsf Saturday
night murdfred officer John ,Q.uin,n
when the policeman'.'tndeavured to
place him under arrtsf, confessed
that he, in company with the three
suspecie. had committed the crimes
at the carbarnp. The hunt' for 'Vah-
dine, Neidermytr and Rpetki . has
bf.en hot, ever since. . t ",f.!M
: Although they knew t ha. entire
police force - was txk;ng for them,
they t ttfaioed in ithe : 'c y - ODttl
Wednesday morning." " On WedneB'
day tbey Utt Cbicago, gomi to a
dugout ..made bv. railroad laborer!
near the tracks ; of the-. Michigan
Central Rruroad, 1 ear Miller, Ind
Lastsight t-e- epent in another
dugout near. Millers Station, Ind
and there tley were surprised by
eight Chicago policemen this morn-,
in. " - -; ' .' !-.-':.r :
I As soon as they were in eight of
the place; the "policemen advanced
in a circle upon , tne dugout where
the three robber were supposed to
be co icealed. Driacoll picked up a
ctunk of wood wl hurl-d it aUbe
dugout. Instantly there was a nab,
al report and Driatoll ' fell, shot
through -the abdomen. ' The police
men.opened fire on, the dugout from
which shots were tomlng thick and
fast. While the hre was at its hot
testj Va, d ;ne .and, HoeekjU rushed
ou', followed a few minutes later by
union 4nnlpfc5
It will pay yon to examine the W.
L. Douglas shoes.! and see for .
yourself that they are just as
good in every way as those for
which you have been paying ,
S to $7 For style, com
fort, and service, they ,
cannot be surpassed
by custom-made
Neidermyer. The latter ran to the
tracks of the Michigan Central Rail
road, and, throwing himself flat on
the road, steadied his arm on the
fail as he kept up a rapid fire with
three revolvers. Roeski ran for the
brush, but VandiDe re treated slow
ly, although the air around him was
filled with bullets and the snow at
b is feet .was t 'cked up by , them.
Catching eight of Detective Zimmer
wbo was ; bf hind a Iree, he fired.
Zimmer went 'down with a bullet
in bis head. "As be fell, Vandine
fired agaihy-'arid the' second . bullet
went throflrtf ZrrnmeT's arm.
vjRo96kKba'dythis lime dipap-
tared,' ahd'Vandine and Neider-
fc- I ""I:!.'!. .1 " 1 I
layer, . placing ineir revolvers-in
their pocket?, made a run for free
dom. The detectives fired constant
ly, but tber bandits escaped. (-After
running about a mile across ; coon
try they came to the tracks of. the'
Pencsjlvania railroad. A switch -engine
? with tf train, of cars was
close at hand and hurrying op to
it ordered Brakeman So '
vea to uncouple the train from the
locomotive. Hs refused, ' ' and
at empted t,o. take N!def myer's re
volver fr?fairkri. . Jfhe latter in
ttanllytsi?b4g?lie through the '
brakesi'rji&,-''$r.lead in
the Bnowf, "'SprirJgibg'pas Sovea's
body,. tbbaadits mounted ' th4 lo
comotive withtrt froiver"f in 'haDd
and ordered the ergintef - to ltaove
out in a hurry, which he did-,-going
in the direct'on of La Porfe.'Ind.---After
two miles bad been Covered
the men ordered, tbe , engineer 4o
slow u,p,,snd leaping to. the ground,
disappeared in the woods. The-newa
of , the fight ,;trlb! dugpot , h,a,d
spread with great, rapidity, through-,
the country, and J)yr the time . the
two rushed up to Jthe
locomoti ve, a hundred " farmers, and
raihoad laborers were after . them.
These were left bebiod with the
Chicago detectives, although one
fafmtr with a,sbotguri got in his
work as. the train- -started- away.
Ca'ching sight of .Varjd;loej: jae,-,-b$
poked bis.face through the cab win-'
dowy bJturaed loose with .both bar
rels. A number of shot struck Van
d ne in tfce head and facej and one
hit him in the throat, causing him
trouble. When they le!t the train
both men were exhausted and -unable
to travel. The country at (bat
place is rough, sandy and cut up
by gravel pits.
The farmers, railroad laborers
and officers of the Pennsylvania
Railroad were coming up fact, and
soon were close on the fugitives'
heels, trackiag them in the newly
fallen snow; The men were seen as
they -dodged about in the sand, and
tbe farmers, most of whem were
armed with jouble-barreled shot
guns, opened fire on them. Neider
myer received a charge fall in the
bead, aod the blood streamed down
his face and into his eyes, blinding
him so he could,, hardly rise.. A
shot grazed Yandine'a head, carry
ing off sorne ,of. his. hair,.- -and his,
wounded leg was; .weakened. s The
posse was closing in on all sides,
ard the murderers surrendered.
IThe men were at once handcuffed
placed upon a train and hurried to
Chicago. Tbey : were, , taken fromi
the : train, and in a patrol wagon
were hurried to tbe City Hall.
They were taken into" the office of
the chief of police, and there, in the
presence of Mayor Harrison and 'a
throng of officers, they discussed
tbe events 01 the day as. calmly, as
though it had been nothing unusu
al for them. ; ' .'
' Following fresh prints in the snow
from the scene of the capture of
Neidermyer and Vandine, five resi
dents of East Toilet ton, Ind., cap
tured Emil Roeskij sitting on a
bench in the Wabaeh s'ation at
Etna, Ind., a town four miles north
east of Liverpool, Ind. He was un
armed."-- - - -
In addition to the men killed by
the outlaws, as heretofore stated,
they wounded the following persons:
T. W. Lathrop,, agent Chicago &
Northwestern Railroad 1 shot . dur
ing attack on Cliburn Junction eta-
Uon, oh July 3. ,' . ':,
Peter Goreki, shot during an at
tack by the' four men 5n his saloon,
on July 20. ; . ::,;:;'.1": :. 'Z::.
. Henry ;Biehlr clerk injured: in
robbery of carbarns, on August 30.
William B. Edmund, clerk, shot
and ' seriously injured during
same robbery. -.-"'
.. Matthew Zimmer, detective,
wounded in fight today.
, These crimes , netted the high
waymen $2240. V -
Lately they bad planned to hold
up railroad trains in Chicago, and
had made a trip to Cripple Creek.
Colo., to obtain dynamite for use io
he hold up?.
jurv ocorea dv ma judci
t n . 1
the.; Judt
. v Tl.'.
"Verdict CharacteriiedtSy Him.
as a "Defeat, of theEnd8. ,vii
; Justices-Court Scenes. ,
Portland! Nov. 59, The : Ore'go
man says: ' Tbe juy in the case of
Abe logan, the ltMlian -accused o
murdering U. S. Grnt, upon . the
Siletz reservation, dumbfounded the
court and evey one, who bfard the
evidence in the case by returning a
verdict or cot " guiltjT--yesterday
morning... Judge Bellinger lopk per
casion to express his surprise at the
outcome, and; aiQ, to .administer a
gentle ecoriDg to the r,jury"for- .ri
turniog eueh a decision,,, -.He (then
tcored tbe Indiap,;, ajjd told- him
that be was guilty of implication in
the crime, even though he had been
declared inntcent by tbe jury. The
judge declared that tbe jury was in
fluenced 10 coming to the decision
it did by pity for the wife and chil
dren of the defendant. , - . -When
the verdict was announced
in the courtroom an audible expres
sion of disapproval of the result went
over the-en tire audience. " To those
Wbo bad listened, to t the evidence
against both nien. accused "gf . the
cripoe, " it seemed a travesty u pen
j uf tice that Login should ' be , Eet
lree and 'Martip against whom
there was less substantial evidence,
should bave to serve time lor man
After listening '-to the verdict the
judge turned to the jury and r8aV
"This bias been a failure' of jus
tice.'. Out of reepect'and feeling For
the wife and little ones Of this de
fendant", you. have Wn lerj. . to ac
quit. Such a verdict as this must
xf sul t d isaBtrogly ,tP al reeidep ts
of the Silet z reservation.' ; Z' " ' '".
Tathe acquitted -prisoner he "ad
dressed these "words: : ','' t
; "Logan, you are acquitted ; but'I
think you are a bad man and that
you killed Grant. The jury gave
you the becefit ' of 'a reasonable
doubt, but had I been on the jury ,1
would at least ' baye brought in a
verdict of manslaughterThe blood
of Grant is on your hands, and I
give you. fair warning that your es
cape from the punishment that you
no doubt deserve does. not. argue
that 3 O J would gq , free a B col d
timet'.and I advise jou to keep, out
of this court,"
. How the jury could have found
Logan not guilty, after listening to
the (testimony introduced against
him, is more.tbari.hose! r bo,, list
ened to the case can figure out, The
strange verdict was the all-absorbing
topic of conversation around
the courthouse all day, and there
were a great many adverse Criti
cisms made about the verdict.
On the first ballot in the jury
room, there were seven for convic
tion and five for -acquittal. ," That
this was the case was the statement
of officials who are in a position to
know. The minority held out for
an acquittal because, it is said, of
the feeling for the wifeand children
of the accused man. The fight was
a long one. but the majority finally
sacrificed their convictions and cast
their votes with the five,-;
The displeasure of the Indiana at
the result of Martin's trial was in
creased by the-' result of Logan's.
They did not hesitate to express it
as their opinion thattbefe had been j
a slip in justice somewhere, and
that it was the - height . of injustice
to convict Martin upon the .weak
testimony against him, and allow a
man against whom ..the strangest
evidence was introduced to go free.
Mr. Hall severely .arraigned Lo
gan in his closing argument and the
Indian was visibly affected; He
shifted about uneasily. While Judge
Bellinger was charging the jury
Logan's eyes never left die face of
thecourt, and when His flfconor stat-
ed'that, while there was a prepondt
erance of evidence, which - went to
prove thatmurderhad been commit
ted, there was a doubt in his mind,
as to whether there was malice and
that he believed that tbe ' killing
was the result of a drinking bout.
Logan seemed to take heart. While
tbe jury was still listening to the
instructions, Logan's two little boys,
twins, tiptoed across the courtroom
to the bench upon which he fias
seated and took seats upon either
side of their fath r. Lgan placed
an arm around each' little tot and
, T '
drewthem floss to him in a tight;
enbraci'. ," His, wife a few moments
later followed the children and aa .'
the joy filed out of the roombus -bantan'd
wife were in earnest con
versation. ' ; ' r. .- - ,
Albeit Martin, who was jointly r
charged with Logan Vitbi the, 'mur
der of Grant, add who is' awaiting:
sentence for manslaughter.' also fol- '
lowed the shifting scene of the afV
te.rnoon with interest. - His wife,
who ever since the trial, has always -remained
close to him with her ba- '
by in her arms; whippered a few -words
of encouragement, said, good '
bye to him for the night, and af
fectionately kissed him before leav
ing' tbev courtroom: '" When tbe
court adjourned aftr "the" -jury in '
the Olsen case had' riijdfed its ver c
diet, both1 Logs n and M .Tti eh were i
taken to the United . States'- mar .
shal's office4. They remained tere 1
-until it became '.a parent that the -Logan
jury' would -nbtf? reach a Ver-
diet early, eating apples and Watch
log -the action going on in tbestreai
bejo w. Later,- they were handcuffed, ,
and as they started for the city jailj
op"e of Logah's little boyi "raced a- "
cross' the r6om to his father and bs "
gan tugging madly at the bright
steel handcuffs io" a vain tffjrt to
pull them off. Logan smiled at the
fruitless. efforts '.of the child and "
shook his 1 "head and isaid: " "No use, "
baby, frapa can't 'gtt them 6ff yet a
while.-' ';; f11 . . ! --'-! -
Logati' aod! Mart in were' Accused "
of killing U; S.s Grant, an' Ihdiaa
justice of the peace,1 at the Siletz In
dian refer vation on June '20- last.'
Tbere'was'a Vague h" '. ! ,:i ' ' ; -i r
feud existing between the! tribes ''of
the' Joshuas and ths AIceahs', .which '
dated back to the"m'tt;rder of Indian :
Tom, Joshua. J Grant was ' an Al-'5
cean and it was said that he waa '
blanred becaiise1 he had nbt been ac
tive in the" prb8ecotior of f the Alce
an'who bad t killed Indian Tomr
and for that reason the Joehuaa had . -sworn
vengeacce upon him. Up to :
the time of tbe killing, however, it '
was proved -that Gran t, Logia'h and
Martin bad been good friends.
Grant, because be' was "an Indian '
official, eould get whisky at the sa
loooa at Toledo. ' - On the day pre
ceding the murder. Grant hatforom -
ised to buy whieky for Martin and
Logan. He bought the 'liauor and
T'l met at the ford by Logan and
If .L.! t. .... ..
martin;- a mg annsmg bout waa
indulged in and it was during this
orgie that Grant lost his life. Mar
tin was tried first. W tnesBes testi
fied thauLogan had called 'at Mar-
tin's home and told Mrs. Mania
and her two sons, that Martin ' had
killed Grant and that Martin was
lying on the river bark dead drunk.'
The family found Martin inthe-
condition that Logan said be was
and he did not recover from tbe ef
fects of the whisky until late next
morning. Martin's plea was that
he was too drank to have taken a
partio'tbe killing of Grant and
thatlgan must havecommitted the
deed after Martin had fallen a
sreep from the effects of a pint of
whisky wbicU he had drunk at one'
gulp.-; .. -
After Martin bad been tried and
convicted of manslaughter, the wit
nesses for the - defense in. his case
became witnesses for the govern- 1
ment in the caee gainst Logan.
The. case has attracted a great deal
of interest in and about the reserva
tion, and it was brought out at the
trial that almost any kind of an In-
dian could get all tbe whisky he .
wanted at Toledo. From witnesses
testifying during the trial, it was
brought out that couriers were fre- .
qutntly sent to Toledo f. r the pur- -
pose of buying wi i-k . "J'his was
brought t tbe rei-- -1 u,
in great
quantities and the lu indulg
ed in right mer ry . tiuies on these
occasions. Boasting was a part of
these orgies, and when an Indian
became druck easily he was accus
ed of "drinking whisky like a white
man" and to be branded thus was
a disgrace, eo in order to be known
as a good whisky drinker it was
necessary to drink a whole quart of
fiery whisky at a breath. Martin
was known as a quart drinking In
dian, an honor of which he was un
usually proud. Judge Bellinger,
during tbe trial, inquired into the
liquor selling at Toledo very close
ly and some of the lax saloon-keep-era
are apt , to get into trouble
shortly. y
For Sale.
" One good 1200 pound team, cheap. En
quire of B- Martin one mile northwest
of College.
V . .. ' For Sale,
Good gentle driving lio'sa and buggy.
V : ( J, K. Berry.