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Vol. XVI. jSfo. 50.
CORVALLIS, OREGON. FEBRUARY 0. 1904;
- H. K 1KV1NS -Editor
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Remnants Dress Goods
Big Bargains in
Ladies' Fine Shoes
Discount in all Corsets.
ERNEST CASHEL PAYS THE
PENALTY FOR HIS CRIME
ON THE SCAFFOLD.
Our ad., but our goods change hands
every day. Your money exchanged
for Value and Quality is the idea.
Big Line Fresli Groceries
Domestic and Imported.
Plain and Fancy Cbinaware
A large and varied line.
Orders Filled Promptly and Com
plete. Visit our Store we do the
mm mmm mmmm a .
And Music Store.
SOUTH MAIN ST.
1 Cordially ifivite 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 Spring?,
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.
New Line of Wall Paper.
Also Sewing Machines, new and second-hand. Second-hand Pianos
tor sale and for rent. A few stoves and a few pieces of Graniteware left.
O. J. BLACKLEDGE.
E. E. WILSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in ZLerolf Building, Corvallia. Ojt
B. A. CATHEY, M. D
Physician and Surgeon.
Office, Room 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or. Office Hours.
10 to u a. m., a to 4 P. m.
Gained Reputation by- Sensational
Escape From Calgara Prisou on
Day St for he Execution.
' Vancouver, B. C, Feb. 2. Ern-e-t
Casbel, the yourg American of
21, who murdered Rancher Bele at
Ked' Deer river paid the capital pen
alty this morning at Calgara. Be
fore tbe hangiig . he made a, public
confession. Thednp fell at six
minutes past g o'clock. Treating
tbe execution as though it were a
show at the Opera house, a Calgara
special says '"tbe performance trom
an ex cutioner's standpoint was a
succefs." - " . ' ."
Basbel employed his last mo
rn en ts in' Writing bu confession,
which he hopes some one will pub
lish for the benefit of bis brother
John, who is serving a year in jiil
tor belping htoa t. escape.
Cashtl gamed notoriety through
his escape from the mounted police
frmacks after his conviction, and
remaining in hiding for 45 dajs
within six miles of the barracks.
Forger, horsestealer, highway
man, muraerer, Daaaii, noiaup
man and ja;lbreaker. Such was the
career of Ernest Cashel, the young
American, who was banged at Oal-
gary last Tuesday morning. It was
in lees than three years that he ran
thin rai?i4 gamut of crime in the
Northwest territories, cboasicg' Cal
gary as hia central point.
Clever, active and shrewd, Cashel
came to the Northwest in. the early
rush of the ''American ' invasion,"
and it was another of the invaders
Rufus Bert, wbo settled in I he Ked
Deer district iu 1901, coming from
Kansas. . . ;
Casbel aud his pan nts Fettled at
Ponoka, a town about 120 miles
north of Calgara. For a time Cash
el stayed by the farm. Getting tired
of the monotony be took a trip to
Calgara in September. 1902. Tbere
his money ran short before he bad
had bis fill of a "goodAlme." He
thereupon forged a Cheek and took
bis first known step in crime. He
was only then 19 years old. A Uat-
gara , merchant cashed the check,
ursoei spei t me money ana went
home to Ponoka. The forgery was
quickly discovered and tbe guilt
plaoed at the right door. Lbief of
police English, of Ca'gara, went
north and arreetei Cashel in his
home. When the return journey
had bf en half completed and the
train was going at full speed, Casb
el without coat or vest, ran. across
the train ai d jumped out head first
For tbe next five months Cashel
was a fugitive from justice. In that
time, according to bis own slate
ment, he was a bandit, a highway
man, an all-round rk-sperado. When
he escaped from Chief Eos lien he
struck north 40 miles and got a few
hours lodging from a rancher nam
ed Amasa Driggs. Be stole from,
him a horse, saddle, bridle and a
coat and vest. . Ha was next setn
on October 21 heading for the lone
ly ranch of Rufus B it. Belt was
home building. He had a wife and
six children in Kansas for whom he
was preparing the way. His neph
ew, harry . Thomas, lived a few
miles away and called to see bis
uoole while Cashel was in the house.
The latter said his name was Ells
worth. Belt showed bis nephew a
$50 bill. That was bis undoing.
Af;er Thomas left nobody ever saw.
Belt alive again.
A wetk later tbe nephew visited
the Bait shack. Tbere was uo sign
of life about the place. It was prov
ed afterwards by circumstantial evi
idence, that Casbel had shot the
Kansas man and thrown his body
into Red Deer river. Between thb
two visits of the nephew tbe mur
derer was in flight. . He had previ
ously s.ild the horse he had stolen
from Driggs and be rode south on
a buckskin pony that . belonged to
Belt. He rode on a saddle which
had Belt's came on it. On October
29 he stopped at a house near - In
nisfall and showed tbe 150 bill. At
Olds he sold Bilt's pony ' at a great
sacrifice," and again showed . tbe
$50 bill. . He traveled armed to the
teeth, with a a gun, revolver and
knife. A couple of days later be
appeared within a mile of Calgara.
At this time he 1 was wanted for
forgery, for escaping from the police.
for horaeEtsaling, and was suspect
ed of the murder of Belt, yet he h d
be neive to go within a few rods of
tbe Northwest mounted police bar
racks. ' - - v
He finallv came west in the - di
rection of British Columbia. At
the. Anthracite," on the Canadian
Pacing railway, he attempted to sell
a diamond ring which be had etolen I
trom tbe C. P. R. seciorr foreman
et Kananaskts... He was arres'ed
and taken back to Calgara. II
was tried on the two ch rees of
horsestealing and robbery, pleaded
guilty and was sen'erced to two
years in Stony" M mntain peniten
tiary. I ; , -
Meanwhile the police were hunt
ing for the remains of B It. They
bad their suspected' murderer- in
ul,"tut they had ti produce the
body of his victim. Lite in June,
1903. the body was discovered by a
cowjbjy in a branch of Red Deer
rive. A bullet dropped out of the
remains. The coroner'? jury brought
io a verdict of murder against Caah-
A remarkable chain of circum
stantial evidence, was secured by the
mounted police and presented at
the assizes. Cashel was found guil
ty and sentenced to be banged at
Calgary on Dacemner 15. -He was
placed 10 toe birra ks. On Decsmr
.ber 10 he cims of age. He celebrat
ed bis birthday in a . remarkable
way by making the moit Sensation
al escape from confinement that
Calgary ..had ever known. His
brother John had been early to see
him that day ' and succeeded in
handing him two revolvers when
the guards were not alert. Towards
vej)ipg when Casbel was Ordered
from the jail corridor to his cellv he
flashed these revolvers in the faces
of the three unarmed policeman
who were Supposed to be guarding
him.' He made the. trio step into
his eall, lockad the door upon them,
secured a key wtb which -be . un-"gwd-by,
hoys,' he left the bar
Tbe story of his capture, like
rat in a trap, after be escaped irom
the barracks at Calgary on the eve
of tbe day first set for bis execu
Voa, is not the least exciting chap
ter in his history.
"Aod, boys; I don't want to be
hanged, but I don't want to kill
any of you, so I guess I'll have to
give myself up." These were the
murderer's words when he surrend
ered to go the to the scaffold after
his six weeks' freedom. He came
out of a cellar with his hands high
in the air and started again on bis
way to the gallaws,
E trly in the morning of the fatal
day to tjasbel, a party ot 4U man
assembled determined to capture
tbe murderer. Casbel saw tbem
coming and retreated -from hia lair
in tbe haystack to the cellar of tbe
house. Constable Biggs jumped
down the cellar after him. As tbe
policeman bearing a lamp, appear
ed st tbe t jot of the cellar stair?
ballet whizzed past his head
Biggs scrambled out of the cellar.
shut down the trap door and Cash
el was virtually captured.
The house was eurrourjded and
rifles covered the cellar door. In
spector Duffus called out to tbe
murderer to drop his revolver and
come out quietly, or he would be
shot. Cashel's reply was a revolv
er shot. Then Biggs went back
the cellar and a duel took place,
Cashel fired two shot!1, both
which went unpleasantly close
tbe policeman. - Tbe latter return
ed the fire and the murderer loBt
piece of his hoot. Biggs retired and
the police informed Cashel that
tbey intended to burn bim out
The bunted man determined torun
a bluff. -
Boys," he called out, "I'm going
to kill myself. You'll find. a letter
on the floor to my mother.
ana get it oetore it is burned, an
for God's sake put out tbe fire,
dont want to be roasted." True
their word the police ' fired tbe
faouee.The inspector again called
to him to come out. Cashel decided
not to kill -himself. He slowly
came forth from the cellar with his
bands held above bis bead. As he
reached the door be dropped his
bands and peeled off his coat in or
der to show that he had no . arms
about him. , He marched up to tbe
police and insisted on shaking
bands with them. He eaid he was
sick of the whole business, '
. The posee tried their level best to
extinguish the flames, but failed,
and the residence was burned to
tbe ground. .During the drive to
GOOD FOR FARMERS
WHEAT A DOLLAR A BUSHEL
A Big Advance' Also in Oats and
Corn Impelled by Fear of
' the Breaking Out of War in
' the Far East the Market
; - At Pesent Is Lively,
Chiccgo, Fob. 3. d ie
wheat was an actuality today, and
the fondest hope of the Western
farmer was realized. . - The magic
maik of dollar wheat" was' xeached
this morning when two carloads of
winter wheat, were sold in
sample-room of tbe Bjard of Trade
for 100 cents per bushel, tbe high
est price that has been paid for tbe
gr tin since the Leiter deal of 1898.
The fact that the price which has
so long been the goal of the farmer,
bad aeain been attained, cave stim-
uious to the efforts of Artnouf, the
bull Idader in the. pit, and shortly
fter the dollar price had ; been
reached in the sample-room, pric s
io the'wheat, corn and cat pits had
estatlisbed new record, completely
eclipsing tbe previous high' marks
for tbe past 12 mouths.
The traders in the big pit, im
pelled by fear of the impending war
nd of tbe Armour corner, feverish
ly bid tha price ot wheat for May
delivery to 94 cents, while tbe op
erators io corn sent the mark ' for
that grain to 54 7-8 cents, a price 1
which has been reached but once
before since 1894. -
Oats, cot t j be outdone, advanced
to 46 1-4 cents, the highest price
since July, 1912.
1 be greatest force in all tbe pits
today was the great outBide public.
Armour in wheat, Patten in oats.
The Eastern Syndicate in corn, all
temporarily resigned their scepters
to the people wbo, .firm in. tbeir
lidftHo higher ie
fl oded tbe commission houses
with orders to buy, - which in the
course of execution, eenl the price
of cereals above any mark that has
been reach the past 12 months
AitncufeQ temporarily aetnroneo,
the great bull leaders itill wielded
great itfluence on the markets, and
to the efforts cr Armour, Patten
and Bartlet Frazier, wbo brads an
Eastern group, the record prices
are largely due. -
Wbtatbas not been so bigb as at
present since lo9o. Corn reached
68 cents in lauz, and do cents in
December, 190s. Oats rose to 06
cents in July, 1902, and again to 45
cents ia Marob, 1903, The' net
gains in values today were 2 cents
a bushel for May wheat, 3 cents a
bushel for corn, and 1 cent a bush
el for oats.
Chicago, Jan. S8. "Block the -limited
there's a man on the cow- .
catcher.". t: . -
k- This message, flashed along . thai
Pennsylvania line, told the story ot
a railroad accident just outside of
Chicago, which nearly cost a man's
life and- which trainmen - say -was
almost unprecedented in their ex-
perience. John Hancrow, white. -crossing
the tracks in Park Manor,
was caught from hia feet, hurled in
the air, re-caught on the cowcatch
er, and while ' the train sped on
nearly a mile a minute he saved
himself hy wrapping himself around
the iron beams in front, of tbe en-
Two of his ribs and one of his legs
were broken, yet in spite of a f reel
ing temperature, he clung for four
J miles, unable to get a signal to the
'be on4 c u
ly a few feet behind him; Not ua-
til telephone messages were sent a-'
head and tbe train was stopped by
signal at the river line s'aMon was
the man rescued: . : '
1 Washington, Jan. 28 pres
ident bad a happy 11,1111 yesterday
with three Navajo Indians, who
called at tbe White House to see
him. They could not speak Eng
lish, but they talked with Mr.
Roosevelt through the sign lan
guage. , . - .
' One of the chiefs told the presi
dent, through an interpreter, how
be rode 180 miles at top speed to
be present at his own trial on ar
murder charge. He was released ,
on bis verbal promise that be would
be in court when, he was wanted'
and he told the president with
great aengnt now be got tbere oa-tim.
The president patted him on the '
back and drew some comparisons
between the Indian's word and that
of the average white men. ' '
SOMETHING ABOUT HER.
London, Feb. 2 From the Rus
sian capital and Japan news shows
that the inevitable struggle betweeu
the two countries will take place
before long. From St. Petersburg
comes announcements that tin gov--
ernment has completed war prepa
rations and grimly awaits tbe ac
tion of the Japanese government.
Russia's reply will be a flat refuta
tion of Japan's claim to exercise
any power in the settlement of
the Mancburian question. It is
thought Russia will throw off her
mask and give Japan the alterna
tive of retreating or declaring war.
Russian papers today agree that
tbe treaty guarantee covering Man
churia and the permission lor Ja
pan to fortify Southern Korea, mak
ing a closed ssa, are impossible.
Steamer That - Runs Between.
Yaquina and Cdbs Bay. .- '
Thri itt 'sl SarnVr: itbscde wiffch.t
plies regularly now between Yaqui
na and Coos Biys was expected at
Yaqnina yesterday. Speaking of
the coat the Marsbfield Mail Bays:
Ibe Koscoe is a staunch and sea
worthy craft of 117 tons register
and 300 pounds horse power, bav
in? accommodations for 26 passen
ger?. Her commander is Captain.
Eiw. H. Crangle, who has had
long experience on the coast, and
is well qualified to look out ' for the
safety of his boat and her passen
The Roscoe will make, the run
from Coos to Yaquina in about 8
or 9 bours when she goes direct,
and passengers can take the train
at Yaquina, going through to the
interior without discomfort.
She will call at the Siuslaw only
when she has freight or passengers
for that point. Yaquina will be
the headquarters and a trip will be
made about every ten days.
Enough freight and business is
in sight to justify the owner of the
Koscoe in placing. ber on this run.
an important item being flour from
Corvallis. This flour once had a
large sale here but tbe interruption
of transportation facilities caused
temporary withdrawal from this
market. . It is now being placed on sale
here again and there will doubt
less be a good demand for it.
Calgary he joked and whistled, and
lamented that he had been fool e
nough to give himself np.' . '
"I'm sorry I was such a coward,"
he said once. "When Biggs came
down the cellar I thought be was a
ComeT civilian and I'm d d sorry I did
not take a piece out of bis ear as
he did my boot. I could have got
away at any time before getting in
to that house, but I Etayed on my
brother's acsount. I could not go
away and leave him . while he was
under arrest. I'm glad I did not
kill any of you boys, though I want
ed to kill Pennysuick. I have been
looking for him ever since Ieecaped."
Cashel seriously objected to tbe
papers saying he came from Buffa
lo, Wyo., and Texas. He was born
in Nebraska in 1882. He was a
dead shot. "I can shoot holes
through -50-cent piece3 thrown in
the air," he proudly exclaimed
wben telling of opportunities to kill
policemen of which he did not avail
Are You Restless at Night.?
And harassed by a bad cough? Use Bal
lard's Horehonnd Syrup, it will secure
yon sound sleep and effect a prompt and
radical cure. 25c, 50 and Ji.oo. Sold
by Graham & Wort ham.
Dr. Wells, the Albany V S will be at
Fruits livery stables every Friday of 1
eac'i week. . Bring your horses and
have them examined free of charge.
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE.