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Vol. XVI. No. 49.
CORVALIJS, OREGON. EEBRUARY 3; 1904.
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I A -SALE 'V--;';:
1 For January. 1
Big Discount on Every Article.
Specially Big Discount on
' LADIES' SHOES
EXECUTION AT SALEM.
HARRY EGBERT PAYS THE
' PENALTY FOR HIS CRIMES
ON THE SCAFFOLD. .
Without any 8igo of Fear Ha As
cends tbe Scaffjld With a Firm
Sep He Gives WordB of
Advice- First Exei-u-tioD
Under New !
f Law. .
WS DO NOT OFTEN CHANGE
. Our ad., but our goods change hands
everyday. Your money exchanged ,
for Value and Quality is the idea.
Big Line Fresh Groceries
Domestic and Imported.
Plain and Fancy Cbinaware
A large and varied line.
Orders Filled Promptly and Com
Visit our Store we do the
n T "dt. a mrr "p-nn-njo
Mom riirniiiiTQ nnrf ITIiitfn
son iuii(iiuio mi jiiuoiu
South Main Street,
I Cordially iavite 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,
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.
" tea Sewing Machines, hew and second-hand. Second-band Pianos
'or sale and for rent. A few stoves and a few pieces of Gmniteware left.
E. E. WILSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office In ZieroK Building, Corvallia. Or
B. A. CATHEY, M. D
Physician and Surgeon.
Office, Room 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or. Office Hours,
10 u) 12 a, m., 2 to 4 p.m.
S.le.m, Jan." 19. "Mi friends,
take me as an example, if you bave
children,, rernen.bvr jus and bring
them up to that Ui'v will not fol
low in my steps. My heart "aches
tor them. Keip them in at night
away from the saloons and out of
bad company. , Bid raiting and bad
company brought me here. I re
pent of my sins aod am ready to
die. It is not true that! have anv
hatred for the woman I love. . I
Mill love her'with ail my heart and
d e true to ber. My hea't is toa full
to sv anything more."
With farewell address to those as
sembled to witness the first legal
execution at the penifen-tiry, Har
ryD. Egbert, or John H. Fro3t
swung into tt-rnity at 12:42 o'clock
this alternoon. 1 be drop was seven
feit. At 12:45 Dr. J. D. Shaw, pria
on physician, en I Dr. E. Pierce,
member of tbe state health board,
pronounced that tbe heart had
ceased beating. Death Wis caused
by tbe dislocation of tbe neck.
As tbe doomed man stood on.the
trap door no finer built rran ever
faced death. He bore the ordeal
with military fortitude, and as he
faced the witnesses, scarcely a trem
or went through bis ssrong - phys
ique. Robust and athletic, he was
at the threshold of another world
all ready to die.
The march from' the cell begun
at 12:35. Just prior to this Super
intendent C. W. James announced
that all was ready and produced
tbe death warrant. Egbert waived
its reading. Superintendent; James
and Rev. St. Piere, the 'spirnual
advisor, led the procession while
supporting the condemned man
were Warde 1 Frank Curtis and As
sistant T D. Smith.
They, bad to wait a moment until
tbe prinontr rolled tbe last c'ga
rette. This 1 e smoked nonchalantly
on his way to tbe scaffold. .
His list request to Warden Cur
tie-that be be not snacfcled was
ernted, and like a so'dter he march
ed to meet bis doom. Guard
Warren Cyrus, to whom Egbert
took so great a liking,, was with
him during the last few minutes in
Without assistance Egbert mount
ed tbe step of the scaffold. Spec
tators rt-tnoved their bats and tbe
prisoner stepped to the front to de
liver his parting address. Placing
tin band on tbe railing he spoke in
a cleat distinc; vo ce. During the
speech he bowed his head and
was feared be was about to break
down. But he recovered in a sec
ond and he resumed.
As he finished, his voice was fill
ed with emotion and tears welled
to his eyes.
Tbe minister iead the well-known
verse of John 3:xvi as the mask was
adjusted and Curtis placed the noose
over Egbert's bead.
"Father uot Toy keeping I com
mit my spirit," said Rev. St. Pierre
and tbe body dropped to death. The
blackcap was -disarranged, but did
not expoee tbe features. Phvei
cians held the body counting the
heart beats. In ten minute tbe
man was dead and the law bad
been fully satisfied. Tbe rope was
removed and the corpse laid in a
plain coffin. Superintendent James
summoned the required number of
citizens to certify to tbe fact that
the-hanginghad been legally carried
The dean of Willamette, Univers
ity requested the body, but the su
perintendent will hold it until sat
isfied the relatives will not claim it.
From 10 o'clock, when Egbert
rose and dressed, the minister was
with him, listening to his profess
ing religion and repenting for bis
sins. Before noon be was shaved
in trie chapel. - Then he dressed
neatly in a dark blue suit, roll
collar aod black necktie. He con
stantly found solace iB cigarettes.
The cell where the murderer had
been closely guarded for six weeks
was at the far end of the second
story cell row.
Harry Egbert was a native of
Exira, Audubon countv,- Iowa,
where) ha was born, raised and ed
uotei, and where, ha began hie ca
reer s the operator of a "blind pig"
or Unlicensed saloon, after graduat
ing from the" high school. ' From
that point he strayed Weet and ia
1900 he came to Oregon, and soon
thereafter, in March, 1901, he was
arrested and convicted for the crime
of arceny Trora a building in Laoe
county, and sent to the penitentia
ry for one year- He was received
at the penitentiary March 22, 1901,
and was released from that institu
tion' February 19, 1902. In 1903
was wanted for burglary 10
Douglas county, but be escaped,
and notice was sent to the sheriff of
Harney county that he was btliev-
to be in that county, and tbat a
warrant had been issued for his ar
rest,' and requesting the Harney
county officer to arrest him. Attor
ney J -fan G. Saxton, a man of un
questioned nerve, was deputized to
secure the man. . He found and ar
rested, bim, b it tbe criminal made
ti!v8cape and lett the state: but a
fewtdays later it was learned that
be had again been seen in Wild
Horse valley, 85 miles south of
Burns, and only 20 miles, from the
Hearing of his whereabou's, At
torney Saxton, accompanied by a
nether deputy sheriff, Jack West,
started -oat after their quarry, with
ins result tbat ueitber man came
back alive. -
It seems that Egbert was in love
with a half breed woman known ae
Mabel Rhode", and with ber he was
living at tbe - ranch of Charles
Fields in Wild Hirse Valley, the
womao passing as his wif . When
tbe. two officers, approached the
bouse, ..the fugitive opened fire
on them from behind the corner of
tbe ranch bouse, killing West. - He
then went into the bouse through a
window, while tbe woman made
her escape, and Sixtoo entered the
house through the door. A thin
partition separated tbe two men
1 1 . . 1 1 a. 1 1 1
uu a lerriuic naiiu iiauu uiiun
nued, tbe fugitive firing with
Trifle and the officer with a revolver,
It seems that Saxton running out
hcf cartridges, weo& to West for a
fresh supply, when Frost, as he was
called there, shot the officer from
the second story of the building, in
nicting a mortal wound.
Alter tbe Cant tbe fugitive and
twice murderer went to a nearby
ranch, where he secured a 'horse
and went to Nevada. Here a large
party started on his trail, and when
near tUko, Nevada, a posse of Al
mon settlers, beaded by Deputy U
mted States Marshal McCoy, ran
him down, arrested him after a run
ning fight for nearly four miles, and
hdd him until Sheriff Allen of Har
nev county could come with - a re
quisition and return him to Burns,
where be was tried . Decembar
last, and on December 1U he was
sentenced to be hanged on January
29, 1904, between tbe hours of 1U a
m. and 2 "p. m. He was brought
to the penitentiary a few days later
and on theSway up he attempted to
kill tbe deputy sheriff accompany
ing the Bheriff as a guard, and was
prevented by the latter officer from
adding another crime to his already
MRS. MAYBRICK, AMERICAN
WOMAN, HELD FOR POIS
ONING HER HUSBAND. '
For Years She Was Imprisoned in
England Until King Edward
Concluded to Release Her .
Details of the Cass. ! :
London, Jan. 31. L'oyda' Week
ly Newspapers says ibis morning
tbat Mrs. Florence Maybrick, the
American worn in who waB serving
IS NOW FREE.
iugr him all day and night. He is
sick onto death. The doctors held
a consultation yesterday. Now all
depends upon how long his strength,
will hold out. . Both my brothers-in-law.
are here and we are terribly
anxious. I cannot answer your
letter fully today, darling, but re
lieve your mind of alt fear of dis
covery now or in the future. M
has been delirious since Sundayv
and I know he is ignorant of every :
thing, even of thenameof the street,
also tbat he has not been making
any inquiries whatever. The tale
he told me was a mere fabrication,
and only in ended to frighten , tha
truth out of me. In fact, he be
Heves my slatemett, although he
will not admit it.
v - 1 . .1 r 1
l;r l ..; 3 ', iuu uotu uui, luereure, Eoaoroau
her husband, wa released from'on this "u1nd' dere8V h?im??Z
Aylesbury female orison at 6:45 0'-1 ?a8e don t lpave EDglaD.d UDi1 1
1 ,L ,U f T UBVC BCOIJ Y OU UUM HKB1U. X UU
5 on special license. Her mother.
the paper says, bad visited her Sat
urday, January 23, and evidently
was me Dearer 01 important news.
Tbe governor of the prison' on Sun-
ay conferred with tbe prison offi-
cia's with a view to arranging " for
the departure of the prisoner, which
was earned out very quttuy. Mm.
Maybrick, accompanied by one of
the prison matrons, enteral a dot
ed carriage and drove to Aylefebtary
statnn woere sue toot a train lor
London.' She drove from Euston
station and Irom there went to a
private house not far fiom the me
She will remain there for a short
period in order to recuperate and to
await the completion- ol certain
formalities which will give her a
freedom of movement not allowed
by persons on ordinary ticket-of-
Mrs. Maj brick, the paper con
tinues, during the last few months
in prism was employed in the light
est work, as a reward for good con
M n . '
Enterprise, Or., Jan. 29. A tel
ephone message received here yes
terday pave a meagre account of.ao
accident t j the Joseph and Elgin
stage. While coming through Wal
lowa canyon it tried to pas a team
on a narrow grade where the wheel
horses slipped and the stage and
Passengers fell' over a fifty-foot
grade int the river. Two passen
gers. Mrs. Henderson ot Promise,
Of-., .were seriously injured and Mrs.
ri,ender8on may die. tfiuy jacwu
lianas, the driver was also hurtbut
wu "likely recover, lhe injured
were removed to Wallowa and med
ical attention was given them.
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A British jury found Mrs. Flor
ence Maybrick guilty of the murder
of ber husband, James Maybrick,
August 7, 1889, by the use of
ars-nic. She was sentenced to be
banged. Petitions poured in on
tbe British home secretary from all
parts of Eogland and America, and
the sentence was commuted to im
prisonment for life. It has si
ways beeu a question in the minds
of many persons, especially Amen
cans, whether Mrs. Miybriclc bad
any part in the killing of her husr
band, or whether or rot, in - fact
tbe husband was killed. The con
tention of the defendant at the trial
was that .James Miy brick killed
himself by accident. Gail Hamil
ton, Dr. Helen Dansmore, Lord
f.ussel. of Killowan, Colonel An
few H. H. Dawson and others
worked for-Mrs.. Maybrick's release,
Mr. Biyard, Mr. Choate and Mr
Hay, in their ambassadorial terms,
presented the matter to the home
office, but their requests and' the
numerous petitions from America
were ignored. It .was hoped that
the American woman a ca?e might
come under tbe coronation amnesty
but tbe British authorities refused
to include her name in the litt.
Florence Jtiiizaoein Mtvbrick is
the daughter nf the late WilliaufC
Chandler, of Mobile, Ala. f He was
a nephew ot the late John A
Campball, formerly of ..thjeupreme
court of tbe United StiteeViuid was
a. meuubjr of Jeffarson .JvTsT1' cabi
net lrom lsoz to tbe (tJ6e of the
Mre. Maybrick was one of two coil-:
dren. Her brother died . several
years ago in Paris. MraMiy brick's
nueoanu was a ijiverpooi cotton
merchant whs had large dealings
ia the Southera states. After the
death of the future Mrs. Maybrick's
lather, bis widow, tbe mother, went
to Germany and marrie 1 the Baron
von Roque, a German officer on the
staff of the late Emperor Frederick.
While in Europe Mr. Maybrick fell
in love witn Baroness von Koque's
daughter, then leas than 20 years
old at the time ef his marriage.
The notorious Maybrick case was
precipitated by a baby's dropping a
letter in a muddy street. A nurse
maid found the letter and opened it
to put toe letter into a clean envel
ops Several rather extraordinary
pnrasea caugnt ber eye and sne read
the letter. It was written to A.
Brierly, Huekissou street, Liver
pool. The letter was as follows:
Daareet: Your letter under coy
er to G. came to hand just after I
gave them for you on Monday. I
did not expect to hear from you eo
soon, and delay occurred in giving
him the' necessary instructions.
Since my leturn I have been nurs-
rjoust feel that those two letters of
mine were written under circum
stances which must ever excuse
their injustice in rrur "ys. Do s
you suppose I cool 1 act as lam
doing if I merely lelt what 1 ioferr-
ed? If you wish to write to me a
bout anything, do eo, as' all letters
pass through my hands at present. "
Excuse this scrawl, my darling,
but I dare not leave the room for a
moment, and I do not know . when. .'
I shall be able to write to you again.
In haste, your own.
- About two hours after the nurse .
maid found the letter, . Jamee-May '
brick died, lhe girl gave the let
ter to Edwin Maybrick, a brother ' -'
of Jame8,who allowed tbe funeral
to proceed, but had Mrs. Maybrick..
watched closely by detectives.
Mrs. Mavbrick was arrested by -
the police while she was ill in bed
and was charged with the murder
of her husband.
The events leading up to the ar
rest, s brought out in the first trial,
can when Mrs. Maybrick wrote
to ber brother Michael, eaying she
ought to tell bim her husband was
taking a white powder which sho
feared might have something to do
with tbe pains jn his bead and.
bis nervous irritability. Tbat same
month Maybrick consulted Dr.
Dri.'dale. He' mentioned several
drugs which he v was taking, but?
artemc was cot one ot them.
At the same time Mrs. Maybrick,
wrote to a hotel in London saying
she wanted rooms for another Mr.
and Mrs Maybrick. She then left
hornet, eaying Bbewas going to nurse -a
eick aunt. She met a Mr. Brier
ly and spent two days with him
there. She returned home and her
husband met Brierly at the Grand
national races. While there she.
had a quarrel with her husband a
bout Brierly, and - Bhe afterward
Eaid that when thej reached home
her husbanp beat her because she
bad persisted in walking with Bri
erly against his expressed command.
She had a black eye.
The meeting with Brierly is what
turned the judge against her and
made is charge to tbe jury so se
vere. . It was this which has since
been used as an argument for her
pardon that she was convicted;
not of murder, but of. immorality
and that her conviction was a sen
timental one, not according to the
Shortly afterward Mrs. May
brick went to the shop of Woke?, in
Liverpool, and bought fly paper.
Her husbaud had an account there,
but she paid cash for . it. It waa
said that the arsenic in the fly pa
pers was used to poison Mr. May-
brick. The defense alleged tbat
Mrs. Maybrick used the arsenic to
make a face wash.
Later: Mrs. Maybrick went to a
chemist named Hanson, about ten
minutes walk from her house, where
she bought a lotion, a cosmetic con
sisting of tincture of benzoine, and '
elder flowers, and two dozen fly pa
pers. She did not v for U.e lo
tion, her husband h .vi'i; a a ac
count there, but did puy lorthe fly
papers. She took li.na with her.
They were not seen in use by any
onejn the houee. The lotion, Han
son Baid, while it did not contain
arsenic, was a cosmetic into which
arsenic would very likely be put by
persons who use arsenic.
Soon after Maybrick sent after
Dr. Humphreys and told bim the
medicine did not agree with him.
"All doctors are fools," said Mrs.
Maybrick to the nursemaid. :
A mouth later Dr. Carter was
called in consultation. He, too,
thought that Maybrick had dys
pepsia. Then came suspicion. It
was fanned by a letter of Mrs. May
brick to Brierlj and 'by her own
statements. ' -
Concluded on Fourth Page.