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Vol. XVI. No. -45. v
CORVALLIS, OREGON. JANUARY 6, 1904.
Editor and Proprietor,
Big Discount on Every Article.
Specially Big Discount on"1
AFTER THE FIRE
HORRORS OF THE LATE HOL-
OCAUST AT CHICAGO.
Our a"d., but our goods change hands N
every day. Your money exchanged '
- for Value and -Quality is the idea.
Big Line Fresb Groceries
Domestic and Imported. -
Plain and Fancy Chinaware
A large and varied line.
Orders Filled Promptly and Com
plete. Visit our Store we do the
O. J. BLAOKLEDGE S
Furniiure and Music
1 ' MLWk
- feouth Main Street,
I 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.
Good Line of Mattresses,
Extension Tables, Center Tables,
Sideboards, Kitchen Safes,
Dining Chairs, High Chairs,
Children's Rockers, and
Many Styles of Other Rockers.
Fine Lot Bamboo, Furniture just in
Window Shades, Curtain Poles. .
Iso Sewing Machines, new and second-hand. Second-hand Pianos
'or sale and for rent. A few stoves and a few nieces of Graniteware left.
E. E. WILSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in Zierolf Building, Corvillis. Or
B. A. CATHEY, M. DM
Physician and Surgeon.
Office, Boom 14. First National Bank
Blilding, Corvallis, Or. Office Hours,
10 to 13 a. tn 2 to 4 p. nr.
Father With Dead Bdy of His
Boy in His Arms Forced Street
Car Coqd actor at Pistol
Poiot to Let Him Ride
Whole City Mourn?.
Chicago, Jab. 1 Chicago, great,
busy, virile, energetic, mirth-loving
Chicago, saw New Year's come in,
but watched it with a face somber
land huggnrd. In the street there
I was no merrier nt. For the first
lime in me mstory o me city meie
had occurred something crrying a
shock sufficiently tremendous to ev
ery b iber element to make every
man thoughtful and respectful. , '
Chicago thiDks of nothing, for
daye.ibr weeks, will think of noth
ing but that' horrible scene at the
disastrous theatre fiie. The great
tremendous heart of the town itself,
the greatest embodiment of sheer-
energy toe world ha ever Been in a
community, i deathly sick, desper
ately hurt. Cnicago is heartbroken.
Eirly-JoJay there existed still
that terrible monotone of grief the
stupor amounting almost to apathy
which had possessed the souls of
ill throughout the night. Later
there seemed to come tQ all greater,
sharper anguish, which increased
steadily throughout the day. What
had been too great to b9 personal
now did become peismal.
Great and singular spectacle,
that of an entire civ plunged into
grief and sorrow, 2,000,001) people
mourning as though they were two
score or less. Two million people
at last keenly awakened to a re
alizing s-nse of horror of this which
The centralization poiot of this
general grief was the question of
identification of the dead. The laBl
i'ena of horror came to hand in the"
cruel certainty that no' matter how
patient and careful the search might
be, the fate of many misBiog oofs
could nev;r by any possibility - be
It is no wonder that men sit
silent in sc-nes accustomed to rev
elvv and hilarity at these bourp.
With bis dead boy in his arms a
grief-stricken father half crazed by
the events of yesterday alternoon
held a revolver to the head of
Wabash avenue car conductor and
compelled him to give passage to
his dead. No more dramatic inci
dec t of all the thousand of strange
and unprecedented happenings of
those wild hours following the hoi
ocaust has been recorded than this
one. The father had got his boy at
the morgue and as he sought to en
ter the car the conductor saw that
the child was dead and hesitated
for a moment. He was facing
condition tbat bad never before a-
risen in his experience, the admiS'
sion of a corpse, even though so
small and pitiful a one to his car.
"You can't get on with that
body," he said at length. Eyes
that bad been unseeing of a sudden
flashed fire., The father lifted his
little burden to his left arm while
with bis left band he drew a revolv
er. "If you) don't stand aside, and
let me on here with my dead bo;
I'll blow your brains out," he said
simply, without passion, but with a
force and intensity that 'carried con
viction. "It isimposeible to get a
cab," he continued, "and I'm going
home. You stand aside."
A half dozen passengers hurried
to the platform and added their
force to the argument and the con
ductor suddenly changed frott and
allowed the eorrowing man to . en
ter. "He rode borne with . his still,
white burden on his knees. '
As stated the new year brought
no relief to the tired deputies of the
morgues and the details of police.
Anxious relatives of the unfortun
ate, victims thronged the streets in
front of the coroner's office and
mobid crowds still hold sway at the
scenVof the dreadful disaster. The
exact number of the dead may nev
er be. known, as many "standing
room tickets" were sold and many
of the- purchasers were strangers in
Cara Stillman, daughter of Pro
fessor John M. Stillman of the Le-
land Stanford Jr University of
California, was among those who
lost their lives-. The voting woman,
with her twin sister, Mina Stillman
was visiting her aunt, Mrs. E. H.
Mulligan, at 28 Linden court, Chi
cago. Together with her sister and
ber aunt she attended the perform
ance, their seats being in the bal
cony. - - - : .
Her ancle, E. H. Mulligan, was
seen to day and made the following
statement: "My nieces, with my
wife, had eats in the balcony.
When the fire broke out, every one
in the balcony made a rush to get
out and in the crash the three be
came separated. My wife and Min
nie made their exit by way of the
fir tapAna - T . ri 1 I
Pbadly bruised in eettine out. Both
were nearly distracted on- reaching
the open air to find that Cra had
been separated, f om them. How
ever; wo all kept hoping for the
best, thinking she possibly : might
still be alive and that we would
find her in some of the hospitals. I
searched all oi them and finally it
became evident that the most we
could hope for would be, to find the
body. Even this seemed almost
hopeless until I finally found her at
the Horan's morgue on Eighteenth
street. She was terribly. burned."
Chicago, Jan. 2. When it was
12 o'clock the chimes of a Ngrth
Side church tolled a dirge, and the
northeast wind carried it over the
hnitv.- 5 fore the first n itea hurl
died away another chime farther
south Bounded a mournful - intona
tion. Then a hundred xbella broke
forth in a mighty diapason, whode
iron moans sseva to reach the gray
clouds and echoed back again in
Bole'mn concord. The bells tolled for
an hour. A enow storm which pre
vailed added to the solemnity. An
intense quietness in the atmosphere
itself, a holiday appearance, an i, the
numerous funeral corteges as they
moved slowly through the storm
while the church bells were slowly
tolling, combined to make the occa
sion one as peculiarly cheerless as
it was solemn and impressive. As
the tones of the city s dugs in the
scattered towers spread over the
city, more paused and list
ened in sorrow and awe than on
any occasion in the minds of the
people. Many stood " with bared
heads as on the day of the burial of
President BfeKtnley. . :
Chicago, Jan. 2 ThelnterOceau
th;s morning says that warrants
have been issued for the arrest of
Will J Davis end Harry Powers,
proprietors and managers of the Ir
oquois theatre, and George Wil
ltams, city building inspector, on
the criminal charge of manslaugh
ter. The warranto were issued by
Justice George W. Underwood at
his residence after n o'clock last
night, and the charges were sworn
to by Arthur E. Hull, of 244 Oak
wood Boulevard, who lost his wife
and three children in the fire. Mrs.
Hull's mother also perished. Mr.
Hull's entire family was wiped out
in the fire. Mr. Hull said:
"My wife and my children, all I
ever had to live for, are gone. All
that remains is for me to make
some one pay for this carelessness.
A few carpenters and stage hands
have been arrested. Men who sang
in the cborus are in jail, ouch an
investigation is a cruel mockery.
the men who are responsible are
allowed to walk the streets no-
touched, while a few laborers a,re
"lnm has been the. greatest ca
lamity in the city's history, and
the authorities most understand
tbat those who have euffered ' will
not wait for them to dally - along.
l here must not be any pontics or
favoritism in this investigation.
FOUND IN AN OAK LOG.
SAW STRUCK.AGAINST TOMA
HAWK IN HEART OF LOG.
Supposed to Have Bsen Left in the
Tree by One of General Stark's
4 Revolutionary . Soldiers
' -' Arc Light Disturbs
Lecturer by Talking. ' .
Chester, Vi, Dec. 30. Charles
North, who lives near tbe Summit,
was sawing op -an oak log in the
woods near his place a few days a
go when, the steel teeth came in
cantact with metal. The log had
been felled the winter before. North
abandoned the saw and resorted to
After ten minutes of labor he
disclosed the butt of what appeared
to be a hatchev. firmly imbedded in
the trunk of the tree ten inches in
from the bark. A little more cut
ting and the hatchet fell out, . and
proved to be an Indian tomahawk
covered by rust, but still in a fair1
state of preservation. North could
see traces of an inscription on the
blade, and carefully washing off the
rust he was able to make out sever
The name "Peter Snow" was vis
ible where the blade bad joined tbe
handle, and a little in front of this
was "General Stark's Army, 1777.'
There were two other words that
could not be trade out aud then
the words "white, squaw." A
rough fine drawing of a red fox was
scratched on the. reverse side of the
blade, and below thai two eagles
In 177 General John Stark and
his Ne wham psbire militia marched
from Concord, N. H , to Banning'
ton, Vt., and camped lor two
months near Lowell Lake, a short
distance irom where tbe toinaViwk
was found. H? later took part in
the battle of Bennington. Many
curiosities have been round near
the camp, which is now marked by
an old burying ground. Several
years ago a resident of this place
discovered under itwo leet of sou a
cannon ball and a tomahawk simi
lar to that found by North, but it
had no luscripti: n
It is believed that one of Stark's
soldiers left the Weapon in the tree,
and that the wood grew around it
until it covered it. The oak was
old and stunted, but in full vigor
ing the negro in the head, poured
kerosene over bis body and set it
The flames communicated to tha
jail and destroyed it, together with ;
eight 8 tores, two warehouses and
the postoffice. The lo is loo.ooo. -
Citizens have deposited : with ft. -local
bank offers of rewards amount
ing to $l,ooo for the arrest of th "
perpetrators. In massmeeting to
day the citizens passed a resolution
requiring the immediate presence of
Solicitor Qoarles - and a special
term of court to try them.
Auburn, N. Y., Dec; 30. Frank
White, the Oswego murderer,, who
is sentenced to die next Tuesday,
has created another scene in the
corridor for the condemned.
Bedstead, chair, closet electric
light bulb were - ail torn asunder
amid the most horrible cursing ever
heard by the prison men.
The fragments , with the excep- ,
tion of one iron leg of the bedstead,
were hurled at the guards. He kept
the leg as a weapon end dared any
body to come near him. Warden
Mead and lour aeepem wi-re sum
moned to tbe scene, tnJ several
volunteers offered to enter the cell
and subdue White.
The warden would not permit
any chances to be taken and order
ed the hose turned on the prison
er. It required fifteen minutes ap
plication of the cold water cure be
fore White weakened and then
keeper Bites entered the cell and
sprang upon White. . The others
also rushed in and succeeded in
handcuffing the murderer. He was
removed to another cell.
Prison officials think White is
feigcing insanity through coward- .
ice at his approaching doom.
London, Dec. 30. Japan is nego
tiating for two Chilian warships,
the armored cruiser iiismeralda and
another, probably tbe batlte ship
Capitan Prat. Negotiations with
other South American governments
for warships are aiBO in progress.
Baron Haya&bi, the Japanese min
ister to Great Britain, eays:
"We want more ships. Of course
this is 'only a precautionary meas
ure, and it may be a lot of expense
all for nothing.
"I have no indication of tbe na
ture of the Russian Reply. I
scarcely expect it will be 'delivered
for some little time. '
Being asked about the Barlin
despatch of December 24, saying
that the British government has
represented to the czar that Great
Br tain ''deems Japan's demands
just, and earnestly expects that
Russia will grant them." ''Baron
Hayashi answered tbat he was not
aware of the precise action taken
by Great Britain at St. Peters
burg, but added:
"The British government is well
aware that Japan will be obliged to
go to war unless Russia modifies the
position she lias taken up in her
South McAllister, I. T., Dec. 3O,
A bold bank robbery, attended
by a desperate battle between citi
zens'and robbers, occurred fromKio-
wa, a small town lb miles of this
city, 6ajly today, the robbers secur
ing or destroying about $28, 000.
Tne men gained entrance through
a- rear window. The first charge of
nitroglycerine made no impression
on the safe, but the noise aroused
residents of the town and Boon fifty
men were congregated in the stock
yards at tbe rear of the bank.
A volley of shots was fired at the
building and it was at once return
ed by tbe sentinels of tbe robbers
secreted outside. An almost in
cessant fire waa kept up for half an
hour, during which time the rob
bers continued their efforts to open
It required three discharges to
force the door. The third explosion
was terrific, and almost completely
demolished tbe safe as well as the
the interior of the bank. Paper
money was blown into shreds, large
quantities of mutilated bills being
left by the bandits.
After looting the safe tbe robbers
left tbe building from tbe front and
backed off in the darkness, keeping
np a nre on the posse.
Tbe men were followed quite a
distance. It is said that one of the
-fbbbers was injured.
The bankXcfiicials placed their
monetary loss at $28,ooo. It is be
lieved that the bandits made away
with only a small part of this Bum,
the paper money, being almost alto
gether destroyed by tbe explosion
A posse of United States mar
shals is in purBuit of thel robbers.
Pinepple, Ala., D.'C 30 Last
Wednesday P. Melton, a prominent
young while man, had a quarrel
with some negroes and one of them
snot mm. unristmas day a negro
was arrested, charged . with the
shooting, and the friends of Melton
it is alleged, swore vengeance.
This morning at 4 o'clock a mob
broke in tbe jail, and, after knock
Woodbridge, N. J., Jan. 3. An
explosion wrecked the hotel and
hall of Joseph Galaida and more or
less Beriouely injured 30 persons at
Keasby , four milea from here, to- .
day, while the St John's Benevo
lent Society was celebrating its an
iversary by a dance. There were
about 500 in tbe hall and one of
the two exits were closed by the
wreckage. The people became panic-stricken
and fought to get out,
many being trampled on. and sen- .
Galaida was burned about the
head and face. His wife was thrown
against the ceiling and fell uncon
scious to tbe floor. One of Miss
Gertrude Ellon's eyes was destroy
ed, ber noee broken and her jaws
dislocated. She may not recover.
Michael Ponger's arm was torn off
at the elbow. -
It is believed that some one with
a grievance against 'Galaida or the
society used dynamite. The walla
of tbe building were blown apart
and may collapse.
Colombia, Mo., Dec. 30. At ar
lecture at Missouri University an.
arc light suddenly said "Hello,"
and then talked rapidly for several
moments, interrupting the lecturer.
It was found that the sound was
due to the fact that a telephone
wire had crossed the electric light
wire, so that the sound was trans
mitted into the arc light, the flame
acting as a receiver and reproduc
ing tbe veice,with startling distinct
The students have perfected a
contrivance by which an arc light
may be made to produce any sound
desired. At a party given the -coeds
to exhibit the invention the arc
light laughed, sang and finally gave
the 'varsity yell.
Detroit, Dec. 30. Baby Hein-
ricb, of Williams avenue, weighs
exactly one pound.
It was feared that tbe tiny bit ot
humanity would die before it was a
day old, but the baby didn't look
on tbe matter in that way.
The normal action of the lungs
and heart was followed by a vigor
ous crying spell aud tue one-pound
baby seems to be uotityiug tbe
household that ehe i on earth to
stay, even if she is one jf the small
est babies that ever arrived in Le-
truit on Christmas day.
Tn the matter nf the estate of Mabel E Howe
a minor, notice is hereby given that under aud
in pursuance ox an oraer oi saie maae oy we
County Court of Benton County, Oregon enter
ed on the 25ih day of November, 1903, I, Frank
L, Howe, guardian ot the person and estate of
said minor, will from and after the 10th day of '
January, 1904, proceed to eell at public or pri
vate sale to the highest bidder for cash In band
all the estate, right, (itle and Interest which '
said minor Mabel . Howe, now has in and to
the following real estate towit: Lots ten, elev
en and twelve in Block 22, in the County addi
tion to the Oily of Corvallis, Oregon.
TbiB the 12th day ot December, le03, at Cor
vallis, Oregon, -
FEA.HK L HOWE.
Guardian of the Estate of Mibel , Howet