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DISAPPEARANCE OF AN OLD
' TIME LANDMARK IN
Daath ond Burial of Gustav Hodes
-He was Tbioe Burned out
His Brewery was Carried
Away in ihe Great
Flood of Sixty one.
Gustav Hodep. one of the land
mark;) amoiiU Corvallis business
men baa been removed. A new
grave in Crystal Lake cemetery
marks the place of his last reat.
r He died Fridav. and was commit
ted to Mother E trth Sunday after
"j The passiDg of Mr. Hodts as is
often the ceaa wuh old men was
swift and unexpected. . He com
- plained of ilinets fiist on Monday
of last week. His symptoms at
the lime were ia no seus-j alarming
uq weanesday, nowevtr, ! ne wan
mucti worse and the best medical
afsistance obtainable was made
available. s He continued in mucb
pain throughout Wednesday and a
.portion of Thursday , but late in
the latter afternoon he was mucb
easier, end it was supposed that a
turn for the be t.ir and an early
recovery was in prosptct. - It bd
own oroeren o narit?e. nowever.
Friday morning, bis condition was
worbe than Vr-r. Tnrougbout the
foieaoon and a pare of the after noon
hii Jittr1r roan tere vinifnL TJ pi -
tivea at bid bedside, brgan then to
j . Ji.t it. 1
unaereiana, inui int eoa was not
far waj . At a quater psst three
in the alien 001 of Cariatoiaa day,
be pasted awai .
; ARRIVED IN CORVALLIS " .
The Tui erl occurred from 1 WJ
kiasundei taking parlors at two
o' l"ck Sunday afternoon. A wealth
of ti libera about the ciskef, was a
pari ol he tribute of the living to
the dead. Toe presence ol rrlati
ves and many old fiiendt. filled up
the offerii g of respect Rev., Cr
xick of the Presbyterrian church
delivered ja brief funeral errojoo, in
which many a virtue of the dt cea
sed was recalled. Mors jioiible
men have dud and more polished
men have, Jived, but none left a
. reputation f r more rugged honesty
and w'n- erity of purpose than did
.' Guo"tH de8. The io'erment was
in Crystal Lake cemetery and was
attended by- a large numbtr of
people. '-' ,
It was in 1857 that GusUv Hodes
first set foot iu Corvallis, and it was
in August of that year, that he be
gan bus'ness be re. . Without in
terruption, he continued, in, busi
ness in the town, until toe day of
..his death. He was born in Prus
. Ha, Garmny, January 13, 1838.
Jo the Fatherland, he learned me
-trade, that ( f locksmith and gun
maker. : Thereafter he spent five
yeais in travelling, visiting Eypt,
Palestine and other points in the
Holy Lnd. In 1855, he emharktd
in a sailing vessel, for the United
. States. After a vovage of six
months he landed in Sin Francisco
1 hf w. h rfmainrl nnttl Man tOm
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when he came to Ponland, leaving
the latter city in August to Fettle
orjjfe.as it turned outlin,C Tvailis. 1
; CARRIED, AWAY BY ELOOD .
A variety of misfortunes beset
Mr. Hodes during bis business ca
reer here., : His first business ven
ture here was the establishment ot
a I brewery,. .': As . all old timers
know, C jrvallts once had a rival
toWn on the opposite bank of the
Willamette. It was called Orleans
-aud for a time'it threatened to be
equal in importance-" to its, sister
Hown on the west bank. Its fouo-
;-der and inhabitants did not, how -ever,
reckon with Willamette floods
Among its population was ' Gustav
Hodes and his brewery. The new
town flourished until i 'the great
flood of 1861-2, when among the
building that wera carried . away
was the Hodes brewery, which bad
then been in operation for a period
of foorvears. Like all the rest of
those who had engaged in industry
nr hnsinaes on ' that bank of ; the
Willamette,1 Mr, ' Hodes determi
ned to court no mote such calami
. ties, and after the flood subsided,
he ooened a gun stoie'in Corvallis.
That store he.continued to conduct
in person, until hia last sickness
. came. - ' ' ..
: THRICE BURNED OUT
' Three times during his business
career he was burned put. One of
these instances was the destruction
of a branch gun store that he - was
conducting at Fort Hoskine. That
was in the days ot tne great Civil
TIT A - Mnml fhovaaftap - TTnrf
Hoskins west of Corvallis was the
headquarters of several companies
, of soldiers, and among the other
pstahlishments at the place, was
this gun Btore owned by Mr. Hodes'
but conducted by an assistant One
dav flames seized it. and a consid
erable loss inured 'from damage
f donChythe fire. v - ,
A second time his gun ' store 'in
I Corvallis was'destrovedl fiv'fire.'Mr;
Hode keprlt thenitfa'TbuIlding
near where Hotel Corvallis now
stands. I was a thrifty business,
for in thoEe days firearms, were
mucb Ut-ed.ancL tbera was much
demand for'reptirs new (rnplemen-j
is- and ammunition; One night,
however,; iheie was a big blaze, aqd
with others the Hodes store was
swept away . In a third instance
the residence .of Mr Hodes was
1 m ...
ourneo. mere was no insurance)
in either instance, aud each timel
the loss sustoLutd was total.
. . THE SURVIVORS.
nrtf . . .
inouen ine general puouc never
had opportunity to view it. Mr.
Hides' knowledge of history and
biography wa remarkable. -'Few
men read so much as he. Histori
cal works both in the Engli-h and
German especially attracted binii
lu Gnman hi?tory, with its num
erous and thrilling transactions
and eveuts he was eo familiar that
f-w men could tell the. story of the
Fatherland with greater accuracy
Io his dealings with his brothor
man. tne deceased was scrupulous
ly honest and upright, v His death
lays in the grave yard the man who
was longer than any other man in
continuous business ia Corvallis,
and blots out one that has been a
landmark through the times when
Oorv-tlliri has made her hit-try."
E. Holgate and E. W. Fisher as
well as othT sbrviying men are
older residents but none other ever.
conducted a business in the town
-o lot g. . ,
The survivors are, a widow a fan j
Hubert Hodfs' and a daughter
Mrs-Minnie Dnman. Clem Hodes, !
1 brother resides in Eugene, and
here are other brothers in ' tbe
Fatherland. . , - :
IN THE GRAVE.!
Death and Burial of Mrs. loan L Ban-
' ton of Alsea Died Last Week. '
Mrs. John L,'. Banton died at her
home at Alsea Dec. 22nd 1903,
after a lingering illness of five months
Her malady was gangrene in one of
her feet. 'Several months ago it
was deemed advisable to amputate
the leg below the knee, but the
operation was not performed until
about three weeks ago. 4 ;
Sophia w. Majors was born Nov.
3,' 1B25 in Farquay County Virgin
ia, -from whence; she 'moved ; with
her parents to Monroe . County
Missouria. where she was united to
John L Banton in I84.9. -
They came to Oregon in 1860
and settled in Alsea in i87s." The
deceased was the mother of seven
children of whom th fee survive; J.
Arthur and Charles E. Banton and
Rosalie M iers all - of Alsea Mrs.
Banton became a member of the M.
E. church at the age of 1 5 in which
she remained a faithful member un
til 1888, when she united with the
Cumberland Presbyterian. Church.
in which she remained until the
time of her death. ' , -
rn the death of Grandma Bantom
Alsea loses a noble Cdristian, a
good neighbor and worthy friend,
while the family sustain the loss of
an affectionate wife and mother.
That was Stolen How. it Could
Passed Without Legislature. , "
Editor Times; ; ''r !
Referring to the article in the
last issue of your paper in reference
to the late law concerning the kil
ling of China Pheasants it is sugges
ted that it is in order now to invoke
the benefit of the Initiative and
Referendum," on this also the ques
tion of tnak ng gtming a . lelony
and requiring the rail roads to fur
nish cars for shipment when demanded.-'
The Supreme Court oT
this state having recently held ih s
Referendum a legal and vallid uw
let the people now take advantr g i
of the"benefits pro'vided by the "aw
and express their wish for or again
st the laws effecting their welfare,
and there will be no danger of bills
being lost or mislayed, or , mysteri
ously disappearing in ; their trans
mission from legislative hall to the
other by the page in Salem, as is
claimed in that gaming bill.
There will be no need, of large
delegations of lobyests-,of gamb
lers and rail road Agents flocking
to the State capital at each sitting
of the legislature, with large quan
tities of money to influence bribe
legislation favorable to them and
thwarting the." wilt of the people.
At the election next June will : be
an appropriate time to set the ref
erendum law in motion.
.- J. P. Morgan. -
For a Bad Cold.
If you have a bad cold you
a good reliable medicine like Qham
berlain's Cough remedyf ,to loosen
1 1' - . .3 . A A 11IT.
ana relieve it, uu vu
tatiou an inflammation of the throat
and lungs- ; For sale by Graham
& Worthatn. . . , r . ,
CHASED BY WOLVES
AND FORCED INTO A TERRI
BLE FLIGHT FOR THEIR .
They Were Big Timber Wolves in
. Remote Settlement of Minne- -
sota, and Five in Number
Lunch Basket Saved
the Travelers. .
Duluth, Die. 20. C. K. Chap
man, of Duluth representing a
wholesale drug company, and Frank
Perry last Wednesday evenioglelt
Pile River, Cass county, to go 12
miles through the woods toBitkus.
Four miles from Backus five savage
timber wolves attacked tne sleigh,
but were kept off by free use of the
whip." The snow was so ' deep on
the sides of the road the " wolves
could not run well, and . they kept
in the road behind. A mile and a
half from Backus the horses - were
badly winded and the wolves began
trying to get ahead and etampede
them: ' ':v ' ,; -'
- Perry then produced a well-stocked
lunch-box and threw a few mors
els of f od fo the wolves. They de
voured it, spending a little time fight
ing over the donation." Again.they
came on, and again tbey were treat
ed to Bandwicbes iThese delays
enabled tbe horses to slow down to
-avtj ineir sirengia ana wina.
Half a mile from Backus the last
morsel of food was thrown out and
the lunch-box ' with it. When tbe
wolves came yelping fiercely again
the horses were whipped to a final
effort, and, jreekiasaud; tremhling,
1 b-y datd $n to BackBaj, the wolves
Twiiwwing iftjod Perpy plyip&. the.
whip to preyesnt tbenx from laping
into the sleigh.; One horse was ru
ined in the race for life. .. . -
San Francisco, Dec. 26. I. B.
Small, a recenrarrivai from Port
land, is in the city prison here
charged with assault with a deadly
weapon and" carrying concealed
weapons, i He had a brief conflict
with some strikii g reastaursnt men
and in tasting of the adversity that
comes to the so-called "scab" who
collides with unionism under the
administration, Small, in an inter
view, said: - "
"I arrived from Portland, Or., on
Thursday with my three . children,
the oldest of whom is 14. ( I saw . a
notice-in a restaurant on Market
street, We give our help $12 a
week,' and, thinking I might get
some work for the children, I went
Inside. The proprietor told me he
had all the help he wanted, but' to
come around in a day or two and
there might be a vacancy. As I
went out of the place tbe crowd
booted, called me a 'scab' and ask
ed me where Pgot my whiskers I
told them that they were my whisk
er j and that I always paid my own
wy. At this one of them jumped
onto me and pushed me out of the
doorway and on to the sidewalk.
Then two came at me, one from
each side at the same time. One
of them hit me a heavy blow on
tne nose and the other struck me
on the jaw. I backed up against
the wall of tbe building and pulled
a little 32-calibre revolver from my
vast pocket and stood the crowd off.
I was bleeding profusely : and was
alone, but not one of them came
nearer me than tbe outer edge of
tbe sidewalk. I usually carry a big
Celt's - revolver, . but left that at
home in. my vali&e. - ;
"After two or three minutes a
couple of policeman came up and
arrested me. I pointed out tbe two
men who struck me, but the police
men refused to arrest them.. The
crowd followed me to the police
station where I again u pointed out
tbe men and asked that they be ar
rested. This the police again re
fused to do." I ; ' '. !." -;
Small is in search of his wife,
who eloped while the couple lived
at Oswego.; Or.,' some time since. ...
Paris, Dec. 25. Tbe Dreyfus de
cis on has created very little excite
ment. The government predicts
that the public - will grow tired of
the" cise by the ' end of - the three
months' time which will be requir
ed by tbe court of cassation to pass
upon the appeal.- Dreyfus himself
refuses to talk for publication, but
Joseph Reioacb, formerly editor .of
the Siecle, and his other friends ex
press their delight at what they re-
card as tne nrst step lowarus uis
. Guardian's Sale.
' In the matter of the estate of Mabel E Howe
a minor, notice is hereby given 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
eaid minor, will from and after the Uth day of
January, 190. proceed to sell at public or . pri
vate safe 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 towit: - Lots ten, eler
en and twelve in Block 22, in the County addi
tion to the City of Corvallis, Oregon.
This the 12th day of December, l(j03, at Cor
vallis, Oregon. . HQWE
; Ouerdian of the Estate of Mubel E, . -, Howe,
; ' Salem, Dec. 25. A feature of the
late legislative1 session, was the theft
of; the gambling law bill. - The
measure wsb similar to one recently
passed and placed in operation in
the state of. Washington, where it
is highly successful. It makes gaoob
I'ng a felony, and' prescribes penal
ties cal ulatsd to absoluttly control
the gambling situation. . '
The Oregon bill-was hotly oppos
ed, by Portlard gamblers, who
cajne to the c-tpital in large num
bers and with a large corruption
fund with the avowed purpose of
defeating the bill. Among their
number were the best known among
the green cloth fraternity in tbe
Oregon metropolis. "How well they
succeeded in their bpast'to kill the
bill if they had to buy up all the
members is seen from the fact that
the legislature duly adjourned with
out enacting the bill into a law.
. , The bill was killed by stealth,
and not in an open, fair . field. It
passed the House with, votes to
spare. That was in ' the forenoon
of Wednesday. But it never rach
el .the senate in a way that brought
it . up for consideration. Had. it
ever come to a vote i i that body, it
must certainly have, passed. Few
senators would have dared to vote
against it and then go home to an
indignant constituency. This al
ternative was,. however, ' spared
tbem. Ia 8me mysterious way,
somehow, and by som& method that
tbe publ'c cannot understand, the
bill ws s stolen
Various theories are afloat on the
subject. " The gamblers sav the job
only cost them $2,000.' Tney ex
pected it to cost a great deal more
and were prepared to pay the price.
After pas.-ing the House in the fore
noon, 'the till, according to his
statemenr, was taken by A. CJen
ningBi cfci-f clerk of the House to
the bar of the senate. With ; it , he
carried twuor three other bill,
each was in a sealed envelope, ad
dressed to the president of the sen
ate. J-nrting8 says he called Cro
nise, one of the s nate pages to the
bar of tbe senate and there deliver
ed to him a'll tbe bills. :Crouise de
nies th's. Jennings swears it is true.
Which to believe ia ; the privilege
that belongs to every person. Any
way if Jennings carried tbe bill to
the bar of the senate, , that is the
last that is known , cf it. Nobody
ever heard anything further of it.
It the page retlly received the bill
bis natural course would have
been to have " delivered it, to
Brownel, tha president of the sen
ate. Brownell denies that be ever
received the bill. And there the
matter rests. As things look, the
bill went into tbe senate, but there
the boodlejs got in their work; and
some rascal, tempted by gold, dis
graced his position, and defeated
thw will of the legislature -by mak
ing away with tbe bill. Somebody
made money out of the transaction,
but who the guilty man is, will
probably never be known. Tne
whole incident is now the most
talked of thing in the late legisla
tive session. The audacity of the
gamblers with their boodle and in
their methods,. ad tbe success with
which they defeated the measure is
the subject of very wide and often
verr bitter comment. 1 -
a. Colon; Dec. 2&. Colon just now
ia in a state of joyful excitement,
following upon "the news that the
British government bad recognised
tbe republic of Panama. This news,
Which was conveyed early in the
day by tbe British consul at , Pana
ma to the junta, was received here
late last evening and immediately
circulated. The foreign population
of Colon is largelv composed of na
tives of Great Britain,v and .the
Britishers joined - the natives iu
their jubilation. ; ' - v
The Christmas Trees Keighborhooi
; Movements Sunshine in Alsea. : ,
There were Christmas trees with
appropriate exercises at both church
es Christmas eve.
Prof. Guthrie and family of Eu
gene, --spent Christmas with, old
friends at Philomath. , ; -
Prof, and Mrs. Pratt spent Christ
mas in Portland.
F. P. Clark baB been laid up the
last week with sciatica. -: ,
; v Dr. Carter of Yaqoina and hia
daughter, Miss Errna Carter, came
over to Philomath for a few days
last' week. : ' .- -
'The mail carrier from Alsea re
por's bright sunshine every day in
Alsea valley. ..
: Rtes for Christmas Holidays.
The Corvallis & Eastern . R. E. Co.
bave made a round trip rate of one fare
between all stations on account of Xtnas
holidays."; Tickets will be good 'going
Saturday, Dec. 19, 1903, to Jany. 2, 1903
and for return at pny time up, to and in-
cl uding Monday, Jan. 4. 1904- , N ticket
lees than 2d cents.
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CORVALLIS & EASTERN
Time Card Numer 22.
Train leaves Albany.- 12:45 P- m
v," Corvallis...... 2:00 p. ta
arrlves Yaquina 6:2o p. ta
I Returning: n
Leaves Yaquina 6 45 a. n.
Leaves Corvallis........... 1 1 :30 a. m
Arrives Albany ...ia:i5p.tu
j For Detroit: - -
. Leaves Albany.. 7:00 a. m
- Arrives Detroit. ia:a0 p. m
4 from Detroit:
Leaves Detroit i:0o p. m
Arrives Albany 5'S5 P
Train No. z arrives in Albany in time
to connect with S P south bound train, .
as well as giving two or three hours ia
Albanv before departure of S P nortkf
bound train. .
. Train 2ta connect mm uic j viaxAi
at Corvallis and Albany giving direct sei-'
vice to Newport and adjacent beaches.
Train 3 for Detroit, iireitenDusn ana
other mountain resorts leaves Albany at
7:00. a. m., reaching Detroit at noon, giv
ing ample time to reach the Springe the
same day. ; 4
' For further information apply to ,
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H. H. Cronise, Agent Corvallis.. , , r
Thos. Cockrell. Agent Albany.