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TALE OF PRISON ESCAPE
TOLD BY THE FINDING
OF AN OREGON
Discovered ia Woods Across Wil
lamette. Proposed new Cor
vallis Building Coming;
Wool Price Other
WHAT THB FINE IS.
COMINCL WOOL CUP.
R ia YEARS.
An Oregon Boot Worn Away by an
The finding of an Oregon boot
in the woods across the Willam
ette from Corvallis the other day,
is the subject of speculation and
reminiscence about town An Ore
gou boot is a form of shackle
weighing thirty pounds or1 more.
Its principal part consists of two
semi-circular sections of heavy steel
which when adjusted for use, in
form resembles a hat stretcher. This
shackle is placed about a prison
er's ankle and over the leg of an
ordinary leather boot. . From eith
er side of the anklet steel straps ex
tend downward and connect with a
a plate screwed t the bottom of
the boot heel. This relieves the
pressure of the heavy .shackle on
any part of the ankle.
On Thursday, Carl Troxel found
such an instrument iu the lorks of
a maple tree while cutting wood in
the timbered region near Wilbanks
lake across the Willamette It was
well overgrown with moss and
showed long exposure to the ele
ments. This find recalls the escape
about twelve years ago of a prison
er from the Benton county jail be
fore the present steel cells and cor
ridor were installed.
The prisoner had enterd Henry
Worihama rooms anil stolen a razor
and boaie articles of clothing. He
was arrested by John .Scmfford
then uiarFhal of Corvalli?. He
was arraigned by Justice Turney,
but befor.B the hearing bean .the
the pri ner and bis attorney Judge
Kelsay, stepped outside to have a
consultation. The accused took
hU occasion' to break away in an
attempt to esrgp1. But be was with
much difficulty recaptured,. and af
ter the exacainatioa placed in jail
to await the action of the grand
jury. He was regarded as a had
man and required to wear an Ore
gon hurt even while incarcerated.
On a Sunday night before the Mon
day on which circuit wirt conven
ed he escaped from jail, wearing
away the boot. The prisoner was
tracked to a point below the saw
mill, and there he was nuppoeed to
have crossed the river in a ekiff.
Mr. Wilbankn a day or two after
ward retHrted that he heard ham
mering in tbe wood9 not a great
distance from hia home, and it was
thought at the time that the no'se
was made by tbe prisoner in bis
tfforts to fren himself from the Ore
gon bout. However, the fellow was
never captured, and thu shackle
found by Mr Troxel Is supposed to
ba the ore worn away by him.
For Gambling The Statute Under
Which Small is Defendant.
Following is the section :bf the
statute under which the state is
proceeding against Charles Small
for gambling; '"Each ' and every
person who shall . deal, play, or
carry on, open or be caused to be
opened, or who shall conduct, eith
er as owner, proprietor or employe,
whether for hire or not, any game
of faro, monte, rouge, et noir, lan-qnene-,
rondo, vingtun, (or twenty
one poker, draw poker, brag, bluff,
thaw, or any banking or any other
game played with cards, dice, or
any other device, whether the
same be played for money, checks,
credits, or any other representation
of value, shall be guilty ot a mis
demeanor, and upon- conviction
thereof shall be punished by a fine
of not more than $500, and shall
be imprisoned in the. county jail
until such fine and costs are paid;
provided that such person so con
victed shall be imprisoned one dav
for every two dollars of such fine
and costs, and provided further,
that such lmorisonment shall not
exceed one year,
IS EIGHTY NOW.
The Event Formally Celebrated Mrs.
Martha Avery of Corvallis.
Thursday, Mrs Martha Avery,
of this city attained the . age of
eighty years, In the evening the
event was made the occasion of an
informal celebration by such mem
bers of the family as reside in Cor-
yalils. There was a dinner with 30
persons, representing four gener
ations, seated around the board,
afterward, therejwere games for the
little folks, and a quiet evening for
older members of the company.
Among those present were: E; Hol
gate and daughter, Mr and Mrs.
Punderson Avery and family, Mr,
and Mrs J. H. Harris'and family,
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Pernot and
family, Mr. and Mrs. John Fulton
and family; Mr. and Mrs. B, F
Irvine and family George Avery
and son and Mrs F. A. Powell and
children of Salem and Mr and Mrs.
Chester Avery and family.
At the gathering, the guest of
honor was as sprightlv as the bright
faced great grand children. Of
more than robust health, for her
mauy. years a well spent life . has
left her far more than the portion of
health and strength usually found
in the octagenarian. She was born
near Wilkesbarre Pennsylvania Jan
uary 14, 1824, and after an ardous
journey across the unknown plain ss
ayrived in 1947 on what is now the
site of Corvallis, and joined her hus
band who had preceded her into
the new land two years before.
From that date to the present, cov
ering a period of more than 56 years
she has resided on the same home
stead on the banks of Marys River.
One of the hits of "Sandy Bot
tom" is a village, quartet of male
voices singing sweet southern
songs. Audiences always .encore
them to lure back the fragrance of
the magnolia that floats from the
Prospect That Price Will not be High
Large Stocks Still on Hand. .
Local dealers are of the opii in
that the com 11 g wool clip wi.l Lot
be f oid at high figures The pres
ent indications are tbt the figure
will be lowi-r than lost vear. , Ac
cording to the best authorities all
the east -rn buyers lost - ugoaey at
the prices pid last asasn. Most
of the Benton Cottaty wool. wet. t at
1 7 ceDts to the grow? r,N though a
few sold at slightly lower figures.
A Qxooo pound poil sold by -Coi-
vullis merchants, went at 17 i cert'
a lowing the latter a margin of but
a qnarter of a cent for handling and
interest, which gave them pi act i
calty no profit on tbe transaction.
This wool went iit j.tbe 'hands of
Eastern buvtrs. and much ot it i
still held with the price at 45 cetta
per pound, scoured. A9 wo 1 loses
about 68!per cent in scouring, and
the freight is about two cents, it
will be seen that such of it as i
still held i worth les.i than 15
cents to tbe man who now holds ii.J
That is why local dialers figure
that the coming clip will not st-11
at a? high a price as prevailed lut
year. Of course, some uni-een-or
unexpected influence ualgbt reverse
cond.ttons and bncg out a better
price than is cow txpected, but
local dealers regard such, a change
as very improbable. The following
from the Oregonian of the I2thbn
tbe subject, explains the situation:
Tue wool season of i9 3 has clo-l
fed with values lower and weak.
but as the Oregon clip all moved
at fair prices, it. makes no direct
difference to. the Oiegon grower.
Still it has been quite unsatisfactory
to tbe Eaet-rn wool dealers, and
probablv bat fw of ihru have
come out eve- o 1 their tu uba-ee.
At tbe beeinniug of tne Oregon
peason, May 15, Oregon -"fine and
fine medium wools were worth in
the Eastern niark'iiss cants per
scoured pound, and dealers began
buying on tbis basis. By. July the
price had been run up to 48 cents
per scoured pound, aud by the eud
of Augu-t to 50 certa landed in
Bo:-t in, Manufactured goods ope
ned at last eeason's prices t-5 per
cert above; the manufacturers were
ni t willing to pay the advance as
ked by dealers, and ' pursued a
band to- month policy when com
pelled to buy. The majority ol the
woulbolders were strong holders
aekiug manufacturers on the basis
of 52 cents per scoured . pound on
fine and fine medium, while the
manufacturers claimed that they
could not pay over 48 cent;1. Some
weak holders were found and con
siderable wool waseold at tbe latter
price, manufaturers securing suffi
cient to keep running.
Within the past few weeks the
tronger holders have been selling,
end to-day fine mediums and fine
Oregon wools can be bought in the
Eaetern markets on a basis of 45
cents clean. In other words Oregon
Mi ease wools shrinking 68 per cent,
which were held at 17 aad rjj4
"nts in August, September aad
It 1 "AS 5
"Sue," in "Sandy Bottom," at the
Opera House, Tuesday. Reserved
. Seats, 50 Cents.
A; G0LDEI1 OPPORTDIflTY.
Now is the time to to think abort t
Cbat Pair of eyeglasses
You were to treatrour eyes to. . Come
to me and I will fit your eyes guarantee ,
the fit, and will be here from 7 to 6 to
make good my guarantee. ' ;
E. W. S. PRATT,
The Jeweler and Optician. '
Close at 6 p. m. except Saturdays.
January 5, 1904, is the Date
For Opening after the Holidays.
CORVALLIS BUSINESS COLLEGE.
Cborougbt Short and Complete
Courses in Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Typewriting. Rapid
Calculations, Commercial Law, Letter Writing, English,
I. E RICHARDSON, Pres.,
. ' r STATE OF OREGON.
Executive Department. !
. x Salem, Oregou, December 1, 1CJ3. '
in fkoeordAQce wHhthe provisions of an act !
entitled, "Au Act submitting to too ' Electors
of the Stale of Oreeon at the General Eiectl m I
to be held on the first Mondav in June, 1904, 1
the pending propofeed Constitutional Amend
ment," filed m the office of the Secretary of
btaie February 24th, 1903, I, Geo. E. Chamber
lain, Governor of the state of Oregon, do here
by cause the proposed amendment to the
Oonstitutiod tf Oregon, hereinafter set out at
Jengih and oesiguated as "umee ot state of
Printer Amen .ment." to be published for fire
consecutive weeks in the Corvallis Times a
newspaper published iu the Second Judicial
District of the slate of Oregon-
Done at tne uapitoi, at eatem, vregon in is
First day of December, 190.
(Signed) Gro.JS. Chambbslain,
Oovetuor of the State of Oregon.
By the Governor :
secretary of State.
BEN ATE JOINT EE30IUTION NO. 1.
Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring
That the following article, as an ameudment
to the Con&tUution 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 State of Oregou:
Article i. That Article XII, Section 1, of the
constitution of the State of Ore go, be and the
same is hereby abrogated, and lu lieu thereof
shall be Inserted the following:
The Legislative assembly of the- State of Ore
son 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.
aq opted by the Senate January 29h, 1901.
President of the Senate.
Concurred in by the House,
Speaker of the House.
Adopted by the Senate,
President o the Senate. :
Concurred in by the House January 21st, 19C3.
Speaker of the House .
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
STATE OF OREGON.
Office of the Secretary ot State.
X.F.I. Dunbar, Secretary o State of the
t nua u ir,,k T state ot uregon, ana oustoawnoi tne wmu oi
UutOber, Can DOW DO bOUgbt at I5J4 said State dohereby certify that I have com
IN 7HOT0GRAHIC PORTRAITS
ARE TO BE FOUND IN OUR NEW
The style that carried off the laurels at the
NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC CONVENTION.
These carbon parchments are not mounted on
cards but delivered in neat Foldeks- or at
tached tolhia Linen mounts, making a com- '
binaHion that is pleasing and artistic. Sam
ples of these Carbons are now on exhibition at
,9, Z4rA$r, South Main St.
3 3ILlUUUniW9 Corvallis, Ore,
BIG LOG DRIVE.
FOR NEW "BUILDING.
Spaulding Company Rons Logs Dpwn
Lnckamute Other Kings Valley
'College Eour Thousand now
Available Y. MCA.
Members of the organizatioa
have iu contemplation; the erection
of a Y. M. C. A. building on College
Hill. No definite arrangement has
been made, and the project may not
even be undertaken. It is under
stood however, that Secretary Stoue
has $4,000 in funds available as a
starter for the purpose, and that it
is hi s view that the college has rea
ched that point in development
where such a building should be
undertaken. He was to have "been
in Corvallis lhursday to take up
the matter, but was prevented from
coming on account ot business of
importance elsewhere. A building
to cost at. least $ 1 0,000 is figured on
as fitting in capacity and appoint
ments for the institution it is to ser
ve. A side from the $4,000 in the
hands of the secretary, the amount
both for purchase of ground and er
ection of the bu'ilding would have
to be raised by subscription. It is
not allowable, under the state con
stitution to build the structure on
the college campus, and a site for
it would have to be provided.
The parso infra at tha old Evan-
gslicil church ia again vaoan'.
Rev. Sboup Lasmpved his family
The Spaulding L.ogging Company
took a large drive of logs down the
Luck am me this week.
M. L, Frantz of Uoskina was in
Portland last week and bought
lire stack of goods for his storf ,
Cecil Price has purchased John
McGlellen's interest in the Black
Cuttis Miller is confined ahome
with tne measles.
J Yanmeter has a sick daughter,
NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT.
At College Armory A Popular Con
cert will be'given.
pared the preceding copjr of Senate Jolut Res -olutlon
No 1 of the Legislative Assembly of
1901, "Office 01 State Printer Amendment ' witii
the original copy now on file in this office, and
that the same s a correct transcript therefrom
and the whole thereof .
IN TESTMOXY WHEBBDF; I bare hereunto
set my hand, and affixed hwto-the seal of the
State of Oregon.
Done a' tbe Capitol, at Salem, ureeon, mis
First day oJ Decemoer A D, 190U.
Secretary of mate.
'Go to Zierolf's for fresh Yaquina
--The basket ball team ao'd trainers
went to Portland yesterday afternoon
and last night played a game with tbe
Y. M. C. A. aggregation. Tonight it
Is expected thai the O. A. C. men will
play the Multnomahs. Tbe mem
bers of the team are Moores.Stei
wer, gtokee, Swan, Coates and Kiue-hart.
New and second hand hacks and
buggies. Also two stock cows,
and x acres of land or lots, Will
sell cheap. Call on or address
K. M. Cramer,
Popular, attractive, winning,
these are terms which might be ap
plied to the Knox-Kantner male
quarttette which several weeks has
been appearing before large and en
thusiastic audiences in Idgho,
Washington and Oregon taking ey
ery thing by storm, and is now on
its way to California- Large
crowds in Boise City. Walla Walla,
Seattle, Olvmpia, Salem and Port
land have pronounced it the best
thing of the kind ever presented in
This quartette has been secured
at a heavy expense by the Young
Men s Christian Association of the
college, and will appear in Cor
vallis, Friday, Tan. 22. at tie Col
lege Armory. . ,
Eugene Knox, tne great imper
sonator who is the principal attrac
tion has already appeared twice
before Corvallis audiences with the
famous Menelev Quartette. Those
who heard him agree he is a great
drawing card, completely captivat
ing his hearers and drawing tears
or laughter at will.
Mr. Kantner is a famous Oregon
composer and his productions are
well known. -
The general admission will be
50 cents for adults.
E. R. Bryson,
G. R. FARBA,
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.
Sin i 111
F YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME REAL
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.
. v , HENRY AMBLER,
Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance.
Real Estate Co.
Just a Few of Oar Many Bargains.
A General Banking Business.
On Jan. 5, igl, is the time for yon t
enroll in the Corvallis Bnsiness College.
WHEN SUPPLIED BY
P. M. ZIEROLF
Insure the utmost satisfaction
to .guests, and host. Large,
luspious raisins, citron, cur-
Dr. d s. Evans, the oculist has re- (rants, orange ana lemon peei,
turned for a short stay in this city and as wej as & kinds Of relishes
refers-to those he has successfully! ,. , . 1
reated ia the past iu this city a, to hi ! ueB svveeu auu tsum pitJ.
ability to treat the eye. ljes in bottle and bulk.
Exchange i-rauefl payable at ail finan
cial centers la United States, Canada
. Principal CorrcpondS.
POKTLAXO reunion & San Francisco Bank
Limited; Canadian Bank of Cummereo.
SAJf FRANCISCO LOBdon A San Francis
co Bank -Limited.
NEW YORK Messrs. J. Morgan Co.
CHICAGO First National Bank.
LONDON, ENG. London & San Francisco
SEATTLE AND TAC OMA London San
Francisco uanK umicea.
L. Cr. ALTMAN, M. D.
Office cor 3rd and Monroe et8. Reel
dence cor 3rd and Harrison sts.
Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 2 to 4 and 7
to 8 P. M. Sundays 9 to 10 A, M,
Phone residence 315.-
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Stenography and typewriting done.
Office in Burnett brick Corvallis, Oreg
No 55 5i a adjoining Corvallis, gaod
house and orchard, 18oo.
No 49 House and 6 lots, good location
No 00 260 a three miles from. Ccr
vallis, $40 per a.
N 548. lots good location $500,
No. 35. Undivided half interest Tn
business lot on Main street, good two
story brick 50 x 75 feet, a snap. Price
No. 27. 22 foot front on Main street
good location for business. $500.
No 38.House 2 lots, 350,
No. 39-r-ioo acres 3 miles from Cor
vallis; 50 acres plow land f 30 per a,
No 404 a adjoining town; fine build
ings, goood location, J3"-
No 41 10 a prnne orchard, 2 miles
So 5130 a, I5 a prunes, 3 a timber,
12 to clover, running water. 3 miles from
Albany. A snap. 2ioo.
No 32 60 a 3 miles Corvallis $3o
Space will rot permit of further,details,
but if you want a good investment caU
nnd see us. White & Stone. First door
south of Reading Room.