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By Investing your
. bring the Greatest Income. .
, On Goods sold
Will pay Ou to investigate.
It will be a move in the
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A1V goods in every department
included in sales. .
WE DO; NOT OFTEN CHANGE
Ouryad., but our
t every day. xour money excnangea
- forValue and ; Quality is the idea.
Big Line Fresh Groceries
.. .. . - Domestic and Imported.
Plain and Fancy Cliinavare
- A large and varied line.
i Orders Filled Promptly and Com
plete. Visit our Store we do. the
rest: . - - -
6 B Borning
1 O J. BLACKLEDGE'S
FurniiurB ana music
I Cordially invite you to inspect my New Stock of
Goods consisting of , '
Various Musical Instruments,-.
Bed Lounges and Couches, ' .
3 Bedroom Suites, Iron Bedsteads,
R Maple and Ash Bedsteads, etc. -'
S Woven Wire Springgj ' ' . . .
m- Good Line of Mattresses, '
).fiElxtension Tables, Center Tables,':
." Is Sewiflg Machines, new and
sale and lor rent. A lew stoves and
E. E. WILSON,
-ATTORNEY AT LAW:
Office ia Zierolf Building, CorvalLis. O'.
Cash where it will
goods change hands , . ,
South' Main istreet,
Sideboards, Kitchen Safes,
Kitchen Treasures, ' :
Dining Chairs, High Chairs,
Children's Rockers, and t.
, Many Styles of Other Rockers, :
. Fine Lot Bamboo Furniture just in j
, window bnaaes., (Jurtaia roles.
second-hand. Second-hand Pianos
a lew pieces 01 Uraniteware left
B. A CATHEY, M. D.,,
Physician and Surgeon, u r- .
0Rce, Room 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or.: Office Hoars,
10 to 12 a, m.,'2 to 4 p, m. ,
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I It will pay you to examine the W. a
I L. Douglas shoes, and see for Jr -i
yourself that they are just as ja
h good in every way as those for 0 .
which you have been paying J'
to 7-' For style, com-
,- I yafort, and service, they M
' ia cannot be surpassed $
' custom-made 'M v
POR SALE BY
Ewes and Yearlings by Barkis 130841.
Lambs by Freshman 188626.
Well bred young stock of both sexes
' 1 for sae.
P. A. KLINE
Office at 'Huston's Hardware Store. P.
- O. Address, Box it. .
Pays highest prices for all kinds of
Live Stock. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Twenty years experience. ;
G. 11. FAREA,
Physician & Surgeon,
Office up stairs back of "Graham &
Wells' drag store. . Residence on the
corner of Madison and Seventh. Tele
phone at residence, 104.. ... ;
All calls attended promptly. ' - ' ,
STATE OP OREGON.
m, Oregou, December 1, 1903.
Id arcordance wl'.h the vrovisions of an act
euiitleil, "Au Act submitting to tha Electors
of the State of Oregon at toe Oeneral Eiectt in .
to held ou the tirst Mondav in June,. 1904,
the pending proposed Constitutional Amend
ment,'' filed in tha office of the Secretary: of
State February 24th, 160.J, I, Geo. E.- .Chamber
lain, Governor of the state of Oregon, do here-
Dy cause tne proposed amendment to the
Constitution Oregon, hereinafter set out at
length and desiguited as 'Omue of Htate of
Printer Amen nieut." to be published for fire
consecutive weeks in the Corvallls. Times a
newspaper published in. the oecuud Judicial
District of the state of Oregon- - -
Done at the Capitol, at Salem, Oregon this
First day of December, 1903.
(nlgnedi Gro. E. Chambeelain,
tioveiUQr of the Staie of uretfon.
By the Govet nor : - .
- . F.l. DONBAB, - . . . ; :" ,
v secretary of State. . . r
; SENATE i OINT RESOLUTION NO. 1. -Resolved
by the Senate, the House concurring
That the following article, as au amendment
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 thu electors of the
state, then the same shall be a part of the
Constitution of the atate of Oregon: , -
ATtiole I. That Article XII, Section 1, of the
constitution of the State of Oregon, be and the
same is hereby abrogated, and lu lieu thereof
shall be inserted Che following: - -,
The Legislative! assembly of the State of Ore
gon Is hereby empowered to provide by law
for the election of a otate Printer, to provide
for his compensation, and to prescribe his;
powers and-dutles. -
Ac opted by the senate January 29th, 190L - '
,i - C. W. FllLTON, .
President of the Senate.
Concurred In by the House, ' .
L; B. Reader,
. - Speaker of the House.
Adopted by the Senate, .
. . GEO. C. BKOWKELt'
' :. President of the Senate.
Concurred In by the House January 21st, 1903.
' . L, T, HARRIS,
' Speaker of the House.
UXITJED STATES OF AMERICA.
7"' " STATE OF OREOON!
!" : . . -Office of the Secretary of State.
I, F. I. Danbar. Secretary of State Of the
state of Oregou, and custodian of the seal of
said butte do hereby certify that! have com
pared the preceding copy o f Senate Joint Res
olution lo 1 of rhe Legisl ative Assembly of
1901. "Office of State Printer Amendment" with
the original eopyilow on file in this office, and
mat, tue same is a correct transcript tnereirom
and the whole thereof .
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF: I have hereunto'
set my hand and affixed hereto the seal of the
state ol Oregon. ..!:...( . ,
Done at ibe CaDitnl. at Salem. Oregon, this
First day oi Decemoer A D, 1903. , '
, ; (signed) jr. l. uunbae, ' ;
;j. . ;, Secretary ol state. '
AND THIRTY-ONE INJURED
IN RAILROAD COLLISION.
OreeoD Mali's Desperate Fursoit of
Truant Wife Has Sought Her
; in Four States and Will "
follow H r Paramour
"" to the End of the
Grand Rapids, Mich., Die. 26.
Eighteen are dead and thirty-one
injured, several of them fatally, as
the result of the collision early this
evening of two passenger trains on
the Pere Marquettr Railroad, ooe
half mile of East Paris, about six
miles east of this city. .The colli
sion, which. was head on, was caus
ed, according to a statement made
by the officials of the road at the
general offices in Detroit, -by the
high wiod blowi&g out - the red sig
nal lamp at McCerd's, wheie the
west-bound traiq, No.' 5, should
have stopped and received orders to
pass tbe east-bound train at box.
According to tbe statement of the
officials, the traips-were originally
to have met and passed at Oikdale
Parkj but to help the east-bound
train tbe dispatcher issued new or
ders, fix'ng Fox as tbe meeting
place.' The east-bound train receiv
ed the same order at McCord's. Iti-,
stead it rushed by this station, and
the operator there, after reporting
this fact, found on going our. on the
platform that his red light, which
had been burning two minutes be
fore, was out, presumably n in
guifched by tbe high wind that was
: The trains met with a terrible
crash, the baggage and smok
ing cars behind each locomotive be
ing instantly reduced to a pile of
kindling wood. The engines were
completely wrecked, the boiler of
tbe engine which had pulled the
east-bound train being torn com
Dlbtelv from the running eeer .and
standing perpendicularly in a ditch
at tbe erae oi the tractt.
Engineer Frank Waterman, who
survive! the catastrophe, says he
and E. B Moon, the fireman, were
caught before they had time to eave
themselves He savs he did' not 'see
tbe east-bound tram until tbe crash
came. iNo person occupying tne
cars other than the baggage and
smoking cars, with very few excep
tions, were seriously injured. -
Guided by groans and cries trotn
the wrecked cars, the rescuers, by
tbe light of lanterns, delved into
tbe wreckage and with fence . tim
bers for levers, pried out the suffer
A special tram bearing surgeons
and officials was made up here im
mediately after the news was re
ceived and arrived at the "wreck at
7:15 o'clock. .' Those of the injured
who bad been extricated - were lm
mediately taken into tbe train and
given emergency surgical aid and
tbe. otnciaU loined in . tbe rescue
vWhen all the injured. had been
taken out of tbe wreck, tbe hospital
train was rushed back to Grand
Rapids where ambulances - were in
waiting to carry them to the hos
pitals where all arrangements had
been made for the reception. -When
the special train returned
to Grand Raoids it brought five
bodies in addition to its load of in
iured. Rescuers say they saw at
least three more bodies tinder the
wreckage, where only a derrick
could extricate them when the spc
cial train left the scene. . '
"Three persons were killed right
in front of my eyes," said Miss Eva
Streeter tonight, as she sat by the
bedfide of her mother at the hos
pital. 1A man, a woman and a
little boy were sitting in front of
my mother, and she was just one
seat ahead of me. We -were going
home to Grand Ledge. - All that I
remember was that there was a
crash, and when I opened my eyes
the car was all wrecked and the
bodies of those three could not be
found. They were under the wreck
age. I do not know their names."
Ledter A. Williams, of Lansing,
was taken out of tbe wreck, his left
arm torn from its socket so that the
surgeons had to separate it from
his body with a penknife!
Jtja reported that, several more
bodies, including twp women, have
been taken from- the wreck, . since
the special y train came from , the
San Francisco, Dec. 24. If the
dittiict attorney is on the right
trail, be will put before the grand
jury the harrowing details of the
murder of Mabel B-chtel. The of
ficial says that he will produce evi
dence to show that tbe girl's entire
family bad a band inher taking off.
nere is tue story or the murder as
tbe police build it up:
Mabel was . engaged to a' man
named Ebstein, of whom the fam
uy approved, but was much in the
company of a rival named Weisen-
berger and had lately accompanied
him to rhuadeipbi. Her brother
a man oilow intelligence, remons
trated with her. The .night she was
killed the came home from a ride-
with Weisenberger and found them
waiting for her. one confessed to
them where she bad been, and with
whom. A quarrel followed and he
seized a hatchet. There was a' short
struggle, the hatchet cime down on
the girl's skull and crashed through
it like an eggshell. The family
then tried to conceal the crime.
San Francisco, DQc. 24. Weary
from a search of four states, but un
daunted ' in his - determination to
find his deceiving wife, I. B. Small,
a hotel man of Oswego, Or., arriv
ed late last night. 'He was at the
hall of justice bright and early
this morning to .confer with the
police. , Small is net vicious in his
pursuit, but desires to find his rec
reant spouse so that he can per
suade her to abandon a man named
John Grant, with whom Mrs. Small
eloped from Portland tome time
ago. Small aays he will do what
he can for the woman for his chil
dren's' eufce. Me says - the man
Grant will go to jail if- he has to
trail him to the end of the earth.
In December, 1902, Grant worked
on the railroad near Oswego and
met Mrs. Small, who . is a young
good-locking and, quiet woman
She seemed to be hypnotized by
Grant, aad her infatuation led to
many meetings with him and her
Prom Oswego tbe bmalls remov
ed to Portland about six monthe
ago. In August of this year the
elopement took" place. 7. - ".
Small traced the couple to the
Dalles, and from there to Astoria
and Seattle. After 25 nights and
days of continuous search be locat
ed the. erring ones at McMurray,
Wash. ' Before he : could reach
that town, however, they bad taken
their departure, and then he lost
all trace of them.
Small was Informed that a couple
answering their description had
been seen in British Columbia. He
visited the leading town? in the
northern province, but failed to find
a clue. He then searched Eaetern
Washington and Idaho. ,
Small next turned his steps to
ward Montana, and! , after making a
thorough searcb of that state re
turned to Seattle and took a steam
er to this city. Accompanying him
on his remarkable pursuit are bis
three children two boys and, a
Mr. Small plainly stated - today
that he bad no intention of harm
ing his wife if he found her, but in
reply to a queetion relative to what
action he would take if he encount
ered Grant he said something about
not missing his first shot.- '
Small is a middle-aged man of
good address, and determination is
is expressed in every feature. He
looks fatigued after his long jour
ney, but declares that he will CDn-
tinne tbe searcb. ;
He is particularly anxious to find
his wife so as to make a property
settlement with her and then eend
the woman to ber relatives at Ger
vais. Or. , Small has sent out circu
lars describing the mn and woman
to all parts of the Ucitedd States
and Canada, and is now sending
them to other parts of the world
offering a reward for any substan
tial information. He keeps his lit
tle children well dressed and is of
-excellent appearance himself. -. r
Los Angeles, Dec. 25. A heavy
earthquake shock was felt here this
morning at 9:45V All buildings in
-the city were shaken. The shock
was felt throughout the city and
caused great excitement.
The Oregon Agricultural College will
receive bids for supplying wood for the
ensuing College year commencing next
July, ..Call on the Purchasing, Agent
for specifications. v v 1 1 -i . , '
Corvallis, December 32, 1903." , :,
, - . - ' ' T.' Ii. Crawford, s
; f.'.'f.-n- ' Purchasing Agent.
EATS HUMAN FLESH-
KING- OF CANNIBAL ISLANDS
DINED ON BRITISH SHIP. ;
Queer Customs of Himself and Hiss
-People Fattest Men of Tribes -'
Reserved for Eating Girl ; n
0 : . Given aa Present to
. British Captain.
Philadelphia, Dec. 22. Tcrbava
entertained tbe king of a tribe- of
African cannibals at dinner and to.
have been presented with one of tho
ruler's dusky daughters in appre
ciation of the courtesy was the U
nique experience of Captain F. L
Foote, of the British barkentinw
Mary Hendry, just arrived nerf
and docked at Brown street wharf.
Captain Foote spent several weeks
in cruising along tbe African coast,,
and the natives, in the lipe of se
curing trade-with him, mide . him
the recipient of various crudn gifts.
In relating some of his experiences
Captain Foote said: . ;
"King Ogby, whom I entertained
at dinner, is the ruler of the Jak
rimen, who inhabit Southern Nige
ria. He was much impressed with,
the vessel and was much startled
when he partook of roast pork. H
asked whether it was white, or
black man's meat. , Ogby is one of
tbe most prosperous rulers on the
coast. He has more than a thous
and slaves, numerous wives and
couutless children. A few hours
after he left me a young native girl
presented herself to me. She said
that she was a daughter of Ogby
and that he bad sent her to me as
a gift. Of course I declined with
While I was entertaining tha
king I remarked to him that X
would like a piece of tanned skin-
for the pnrposs of making a pair of
slippers. The next day one of Og
by's slaves came to the vessel with
the hide of a negro, from the neck
to tbe waist. I was told that when
Oiby went ashore he ordered . that.
one of his subjects be killed in or
der to secure tbe skin. King Og
by 'd tribesmen eat little else than
human flesh,, and certain of the
more robust are singled out to be
killed for each meal. Of course in
time of battle they subsist on the
slain bodies of their enemies.
"It is remarkable to see what re
ally expert workmen .these Jakri-
men are. It is cbmmonly believed
that they have inherited the lost
arts of Egypt, as their country ia
directly west of that land. Ther
mine their own copper and gold.
From the copper they make, the
strange coins of the country, and
also manufacture bowls and other
utensils, which they decorate with
rare designs. Perhaps a more re
markable thing, however,' is the -fact
that they make rings out of
gold, and one which was given to
me is engraved with tbe VZ signs of
the zodiac. No white man has ever'
discovered how they work the met
"The musical . instruments of
King Ogby 'a tribe are unique. One
of them, I believe, is tbe primitive
banjo, being constructed of palm
fibres stretched on reeds fastened
in a box. They make strange use
of these instruments. . In war times
tbey signal to one another and hold.
conversations by striking various
notes and cords. Among the things 1
received from Ogby were two
wooden paddles from tbe City of
Blood. This place is so called be
cause every year tbe natives sacrv -fice
several hundred of their num
ber on the altars of. their Juju
Grip, Captain Foote's English
bull terrier, was banished from Af
rica by Sir Ralf Moore, - governor
of Southern Nigeria, and ibe cap
tain took him aboard tJie vessel and -saved
the dog's life. Gr;p is ex
ceedingly antagonistic to four-foot-
ed animals, and killed a valuable
horse belonging to the official.
The dog clung with such tenacity
to tbe horse s throat that it was ne
cessary to use a crowbar in prying
open his jaws. v ;-
Leave vour orders for oysters at - Zier- -
oIFs on Tuesday. . ..
The finest engraved souvenir , spoons
ia the city are to be found at E P Gref
foz, the Jeweler. . ' '
. On Jan. 5, 1904, is the time for you to
enroll in the Corvallis Business College.