t-- ttM-ni'-i-Tt-rr-fCY-f7rnt nrr-lTVf-Ti firry -"riiirn -mr- tT t fltr itiM-r.mriinr: f! 'ff'i Tlh'rm ir-i.Turr-f" rf ii"""""" .t..v.,.iiMr4i.ffsji ff - irtv; -4. "0 Vol. XVI.--No.-42. CORVALLIS, OREGON. DECEMBER 23, 1903. B. V. 1KV1MH Editor and Proprietor, i Your Friends' Holiday Presents. Just the, thing you want can be found in our store, and at prices that will let you off easy. Drop in and see. : : . FOR LADIES. Jackets, Furs, Rain Coats, Umbrellas, Slippers, Rugs, Carpet Sweepers, Fan cy Baskets, Sewing Machines, Etc. FOR MEN. Suits, Rain Coats, Slippers, Shaving Sets, Watches and Jewelry. FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. See other issue of this paper. 1 J.H.HARRIS. & WE DO 5 Our ad., but our goods change'tands " every day. Your mdney exchanged for Value arid Quality is the idea. , Big Line Fresh Groceries Domestic and Imported. Plain and Fancy Unaware A large and varied line. Orders Filled Promptly and Com plete. Visit our Store we do the rest. - - v ' . O. J BLACKLEDGE'S i i 3 lea Fumiiuie am Cordially invite you to inspect my New Stock of - , Goods consisting of ; Various Musical Instruments, -Bed Lounges and Couches, Bedroom Suites, Iron Bedsteads, Maple and Ash Bedsteads, etc. Woven Wire Springs, Good Line of Mattresses, Extension Tables, Center Tables, ; " tso Sewing Machines, new and second-hand. Second-hand Pianos C' $ ir ealo anil lor rent. A few stoves and a few pieces of Graniteware left. E. E. WILSON, A I 111 UN KY .Al LiA W, - i NOTARY PUBLIC. Office in Zierolf Building, Corvillia. Or. OFTEN , CHANGE-- Store. South Main Street, CORVALLIS, OR. Sideboards, Kitchen Safes, j Kitchen Treasures, ' ,' Dining Chairs, High Chairs, Children's Rockers, and - i, 'Many Styles of Other Rockers. Fine Lot Bamboo Furniture just in -jb Window Shades, Curtain Poles. B. ACATHEY, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, Office, Room 14, First National Bank Building, Corvallis, Or. Office Honrs, o to 12 a. m., 2 fo 4 p. tn. THE DEAD DESERTED. STRIKE IN CHICAGO THAT IS MOST ANNOYING ' TO ITS CITIZENS. Uoion Livery Drivers Refuse to Hall Hearses The Dead Left on the Road to the Ceme tery. Other News. I Chicago, Dc. 19. After battling with every character koown in his tory, the people of this city are now up against what is proving to be I the most anr oyiog of them all. The living caunot " bury their dead. Livery drivers refuse to haul hearses, and funeral a ll over the city are beiog postponed in conse quence. Even dead wagons cannot be had today at any price, except a few and these are doing treble prvice. Mourners are deoied tbe privilege of attending tbe burial of relatives, unless they walk to the cemeteries, or take street cars. Carriages are not for hire. Fabulous prices were offered to day for hearses by the relatives of the late Frederick Otie,the million aire and Judge Junes Hu'chinson, lone of the most prominent' of Illi nois Jurists, both of whom died two days ago. In both iostacces tbe hearses were refused and arrange ments were made to convey the re mains to the cmeterv in dead wagons, tbe mourners follow ing in their private carriages or as best they could. There are today nfarly two thousand livery drivers out on strike. They ask for better wages and better conditions of working hours. Nearly 500 livery stables are tied up. At one funeral today, the hear?e was deserted on the road to the cem etery and five carriages which fol lowed were 1- ft after the deserting drivers had tied their horses at the roadside. This was occasioned by one undertaker securing several non-union drivers to take a funeral cortege to tbe . cemetery. Union men persuaded the drivers to desert while en route. Police officers mounted the boxes and the remains and relatives were taken to the graveyard."' What is even wore, is the report that cemetery employes state that they will join tbe strikers and will refuse to handle any funeral. The. situation is alamirg and many think that tbe unions have gone too far. Nearly 125 funerals were sched uled for today, none of which were able to be carried out. Undertakers announce that they will not send out a heai sy until tbe drivers are forced into puhmifsion. "- Iff: .uOpVJSLASSHOECog inn nuuffiw It will pay you to examine the W. L. Douglas shoes, and see for , yourself that they are just as good in every way as those for , which youhave been paying , $S to $7- For style, com fort, and service, they , cannot be surpassed by custom-made ' shoes. FOR SALE. BY The most serious demonstration since the livery strike began this morning occurred at the funeral of Mrs. Jo-eph Vlock, who was murdered a few days ago, while the body was accompanied by her two email children and was hurriedly driven from tbe residence to St. Procopius church. In anticipation of trouble a detail of police was sent to the church, where a crowd of 300 men and boys had gathered When the dead wagon drove up curses and cat-calls were hurled at the driver and the undertaker's as sistant and the police were compel! ed to charge the mob with clubs before the body could be carried in to tbe church. Only tbe two chil dren were permitted to enter the church and cried and sobbed in grief beside the coffin as the priest conducted the services. The police were meanwhile as solid 'as a pha lanx at the door, and the crowd was cursing and shouting. When the services were over the police again charged the crowd and formed two solid lines between which four orb cers carried the coffin to tbe hearse, which was then driven rapidly away, tbe driver lashing his horses for ward while tbe remainder of the squad checked the mob. A similar scene was faced at other funerals but tbe disorder was not so marked In one instance owing to a lack of a conveyance, the priest was com pelled to conduct tbe service for the dead at the home before the body was. removed in an express wagon Rome, Dec. 18. According to the Tribuna, the Vatican had sud den wealth poured into its coffers today. For some time, certain sums which were known to have been possessed by Pope Leo were lo ked lor without result, the search toward tbe end becoming somewhat fever ish. Cardinal Gotti, prefect of the propaganda, accompanied by Mon signor Marzolini, one of tbe late pope's secretaries, drove up to the Vatican today, and getting out hur riedly began tugging at a heavy ob ject in the carriage. Assistance was offered, but it was refused and Car dinal Gotti and Moneignor Marzo lini between them carried tbe mys terious object to the apartment of Pope Pius. Tbey were immediate ly admitted and remained for two hours. Intense curiosity was aroused by this act, and it was believed to have some relation to the miesing wealth, and , the wildest rumors were circu lated. It soon became known, how ever, that the bag contained 45,000,- 000 francs ($9,ooo,ooo) in bank notes. When Cardinal Gotti entered the presence of the pope, he sank to his knees and, pointing to hiss burden Baid: "Your holiness, the lamented Leo just before his death confided to me the money which I now lay at your feet, saying if I succeeded him, I was to use it as I thought best, but if another took his place, I was to turn the money over to bim after a period of four months had elapsed. This I now do in the presence of Monsignor Marzolini, who has been the only person to share the secret." Tbe Pope was much affected. The Tribuna goes on to relate that just about the time this scene was being enacted in the papal a partments, an electrician, while re moving the hangings in the late Pope Leo's chamber in order to get at tbe electric light wires, found in a hole in the wall several bags carelessly tied. These bags opened were found to contain 9.250,oco francs ($l,85o,ooo.) , Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 13. A year ago today Miss Leona Ireland -was taken to the city hospital suffering from typhoid fever. She was one of the first victims of the epidemic which last winter ravaged Ithaca and Cornell University. ' Today Miss Ireland still lies in the hospit al, the fever still consuming her, and her weight reduced to barely fifty .pounds. But her physicians eay that she will recover. A history of the case is being prepared by the local " physicians. It is believed to be one of the most remaekable cases of successfully combatted diseases koown to the profession. Every complication known to medical history which follows or attends typhoid fever has been suffered by Miss Ireland. Four weeks her mind was a blank, and she says that she has no apprecia tion of the time she has been con fined to her bed. . A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY SHOOTS HTS.WIFE WHILE SHE SLEEPS. Three Children Are Killed by a Re volver Noise Awakens Boy . and Girl, Who Struggles . for Life O her News. Cleveland, Dec. 20. Roscow W. Darby, a machinist, despondent ov er his financial afidirs, killed bis wife and three children at their borne here early today and then committed suicide. The crime was extraordinary in its thoroughness, and evidently had been planned carefully. Darby had been down town as late as 11 o'clock last night, osten sibly shopping, but in all probabil ity securing ammunition -for his re volver, when he arrived home, his wife and be talked for a time with a neighbor who had been talking over a Christmas festival they had planned. The crime is believed to have been committed about 4 o'clock this morning. M'S. Derby was shot to death in bed, two bullets having been fired into her forehead, and a third, probably after the children had been exterminated, in the back of the neck Mrs. Derby was probably skilled during sleep, the expression on her face showing ho sign of a struggle. Two of the children however, prob ably bad a struggle with Derby af ter tbey had been awakened by the sbooting and made an ineffectual attempt to escape. Hirold's body was found in a pool of blood in tbe kitchen, and thatof Alice in the dining room with her face to the floor and a bullet in her breast. Harold evidently had been chas ed about the housa by his father, as the furnishings were in disorder. From the location cf his wounds, the boy probably was caught by his father and held while the re volver was placed against the little fellows forehead and two bullets sent into his brain. There was al so evidence of a struggle on Alice's part. The last of the children to die was Thomas, aged 5. He had re mained in bed when Derby shot him in the head. After the crime bad been commit ted, Darby went to the bedroom where his wife lay dead, and lying down at her side, fired a bullet into his own brain. A number of poolroom race checks were found about the house, showing that Derby had been try ing his luck at betting. The first knowledge of the crime was com municated in a letter written by Derby yesterday to a friend in this city. The letter was to the effect that when it was received the Der by family would be dead. - When tbe friend hurried to the house this morning the terrible tragedy was revealed. Boston, Dec. 15. The Democrats won an overwhelming victory in the municipal election today. Mayor Patrick Collins was re-elected by 27,000 plurality. Tbis is the larg est plurality ever given a mayoral ty candidate in the history of tbe city. Tbe board of aldermen next year will be solidly democratic, and that party will have a large major ity in the common council. The city as usual, favored licensed liq uor selling, by a large majority. Tbe election today was notable for tbe republican apathy. ' ' A Timely Suggestion Tbis is the season of tbe year when the prudent and busy housewife replenishes her supply of Cham berlain's Cough Remedy. It is certain to be needed before the win ter is over, and results are much more prompt when it is kept on hand and given as soon as the cold is contracted and before it has be come settled in the system. In almost every instance a severe cold may be. warded off by taking this remedy freely as soon as the first indications of the , cold appears. There is no danger in giving it to children for it contains no harmful substance. It is pleas ant to take both adults and chil dren like it. T Buy it and you; .will get the best. It . always cures. For sale by Graham & Wortham. St. Paul, Dec. 18. Mrs. Geneva, Flaherty, of Dulutb, while on her . way to Mauston, Wis., her broth- , er's home, died on a Northern Paci fic train as it was entering this city. The coroner's verdict was that death, . was doe to starvation and exposure. Mrs. Flaherty was accompanied by ber four children, whose ages rang ed from 15 months to 10 years. v Her husband is in jail at Dulutlx on a charge of non-support, and it -was while struggling again9t ilC health and to provide for her chil ' dren that she starved herself. For a Bad Cold. If you have a bad cold you need . a good reliable medicine like Cham berlain's Cough remedy to loosen and relieve it; and to allay the irri- ' tation an inflammation of the throat , and lungs- For sale by. Graham & Wortham. . ; ; J . r For Sale. Grub oak wood. For particulars in quire of E. B. Horning. Cut glass of the finest designs at pri, ces that any person can afford to ' pur chase at P Greffoz, the Jeweler, Big stock of cloaks, wraps, jackets and rair. garments at Nolan & Callahan's. The great wearing shoes, Napa Tan, new supply now in. S.L, Kline : sole agent. Overcoat sale at Kline's. New goods all the time at Nolan Callahans.' r Leave your orders for oysters at Zierr olf's on Tuesday. Racine feet for men, women and children, Nolan & Callahan. STATE OF OREGON. Executive Department. Salem, Oregou, December 1, 1903. In accordance with tbe Drovislom of an not entitled, "An Act submitting to. tho Electors 01 tne staie 01 uregon at me ueneral Election to be held on the first Monday in June, 1901 , the pending proposed Constitutional Amend ment," filed in the office of the Secretary of State February 24th, 1903, I, Geo. E. Chamber lain, Governor of the state of Oregon, do here by cause the proposed amendment to tha Constitution af Oregon, hereinafter set out at length ana designated as "Ufflce of State of Printer Amendment." to be published for five consecutive weeks in the Corvallis Time a ' newspaper published in the Second Judicial District of the state of Oregon Done at the Capitol, at Salem, Oregon thla ' First day of December, 1903. (Signed) Gro. E. Chambeblain, Governor of the State of Oregon. By the Governor : ' . F. I. DUNBAR, secretary of State. 8ENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1. Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring That the following article, as an ameudment to the Constitution of the State of Oregon, be proposed and referred to the next legislative assembly, and if the same shall be concurred in by a majority of all the members elected to each House thereof, and shall afterwards be ratified by a majority of tho electors of the state, then the same shall be a part of tha Constitution of the State of Oregon: Article I. That Article XII, Section 1, of the constitution of the State of Oregon, be and tha same fg hereby abrogated, and in lieu thereof shall be inserted the following: The Legislative assembly of the State of Ore- . gon is hereby empowered to provide by law for the election of a State Printer, to provide for his compensation, and to prescribe his powers and duties. Ao opted by the Senate January 29th, 1901. C. W. Fulton, President of the Senate. Concurred In by the House, L; B. Reader, Speaker of the House. Adopted by the Senate, GEO. C. Brqwneix, President of the Senate. Concurred in by the House January 21st, 1903. L, T, HARRIS, Speaker of the House. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. STATE OF OREGON. . ', Office of the Secretary of State. I, F. I Dunbar, Secretary of State af the state of Oregou, and custodian of the seal of said Slate do hereby certify that I have com pared the preceding copy of Senate Joint Res olutlon No 1 of the Legislative Assembly of 1901, "Office of State Printer Amendment" with, the original copy now on Hie i" tins uthce, and that the same is a correct transcript therefrom and the whole thereof IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I h ive hereunto set my hand and affixed haieto tna seal of the State of Oregon. Done at the Capitol, at 3 ileal, Oregon, this First day of Decemoer A D, 1903. (Signed) F. I; Dunbar, Secretary of Bute. Guardian's Sale. In the matter of the estate of Mabel E Howe a minor, notice is hereby glven'that under and in pursuance of an order of sale made by the County Court of Benton County, Oregon enter ed on the 25th day of November, 1903, I, Frank -L, Howe, guardian of the person and estate of said minor, wui irom ana aiier uie xutn uay oi January, 1901, proceed to sell at public or pri vate sale to the highest bidder for cash In hand all the estate, right, title and Interest which said minor Mabel E. Howe, now has In and to the following real estate tow it: Lots ten, elev en and twelve in Block 22, In the County addi tion to the City of Corvallis, Oregon. This the 12th day of December, 1603, at Cor- X vallia, Oregon, . ' , , - ' FRANK L. HOWE. .J ; Guardian of the Estate of Mabel E, Howe, . minor. uiamoau ring" ai jvieizger,8. Holiday Gifts. Come and see my display of holiday N gifts in burnt wood, leather and paper, also in water colors, oils and pastels. On display at my home on s south. Eighth at. Laura F. Pratt.