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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (March 30, 1904)
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AFTER THE FLURRY IT FA
CES SERIOUS CONDITIONS.
Car Service Greatly' Impaired by
the Rain and Wind Many
Miraculous Escapes la .
Illinois and Michigan '.
Great Damage Is '
Done ; by
: Floods. - . . .
ers Park street-car service in North
Clark stieet. Between Devon and
Greenleaf avenues, . fallen trolley
and arch-light poles and' tangled
wires stjpped all- traffic during the
night and caused the calling of po
licemen and firemen to prevent fa
talities. Throughout Lake. View
considerable damage was done by
wind and ram. '.',-''
In Evanstou the wind blew down
a number ot trees and trolley poles,
and all traffic was suspended until
the wrecking cars couid bring tem-
poraiy wires. .
SOUTH MAIN ST.
I Cordially invite you to inspect my New Stock of
Goods consisting of
Various Musical Instruments,
Bed Lounges and Coaches,
Bedroom Suites, Iron Bedsteads,
Maple and Ash Bedsteads, etc.
Woven Wire Springs,
Good Line ot Mattresses,
Extension Tables, Center Tables,
Go Carts 1
Sideboards, Kitchen Safes, -Kitchen
Dining Chairs, High Chairs,
Children's Rockers, and
Many Style, 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
lor sals and for rent. A few stoves and a few pieces of Graniteware left.
E. E. WILSOX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office In Z erolf Building, Corva'lis. Ot
B. A. CATHEY, M. D
Physician and Surgeon,
Office, Room 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or. Office Hours,
10 to 12 a, m z to 4 p. m.
Chicago, March 25. Full re
ports from the storm-swept area in'
and about Chicago indicate that
the havoc wrought is even greater
than at first believed. The proper
ty loss from the wind was augment
ed latar by heightened flood, which
had partially receded from previ
ous heavy rainialls. .
In Dauphio Park . and vicinity,
the water has risen until - the first
floors of many homeB are submerg
ed and families are fleeing in panic
by boats. ' Business in the town is
suspended and schools are closed,
the saving of lite and reuet of suf
fering being of chief concern. ;
1 ha business part of East Chica
go was flooded and much damage
from wind and water is reported in
the residence portion of the town.
Communication by wire with the
affected points is badly crippled,
and trolley lines are practically tied
up. No cars are running over the
Calumet system south ' of Ninety
fifth street. Incoming trains on the
railroad bring more acute etories b:
ruin in the city eovirone:
The freight car shops of the Nick
el Plate railroad was the center of
a miniature tornado. A large
building used s.s repair shops was
partly wrecked, the roof being burl
ed into an adjoining building. A
bout the shops were a large number
of freight cars. Many of these were
thrown from the tracke, while oth
ers were unroofed.'
At Washington heights several
persons-were ir.jurtd and houses
were blown downor unroofed," In
Morgan Park and Fernwood the
storm reached the proportions of a
tornado. Five houses were unroof
ed, another blown from its founda
tions, and miles ot telegraph and
telephone poles were blown down.
Twisted telegraph wires blocked
the Rock Island and Panhandle
railway tracks. bidewalks were-
wrencbed from their places and
thousands of yards of fences scat
tered throughout the streets.
Among the injured at Washing
ton Height was Mrs; S. W. Schar
pier, who was badly cut by flying
glass. The families of Peter Mel
ten and Mrs . R. Ray had narrow
escapes. Mrs. Mullen and; her
daughters were in bed when the
storm struck In an instant the
roof was carried away and the terri
fied women were drenched with
the rain. The Ray cottage was 200
feet away. Mrs. Ray and several
friends were in the parlor when the
roof of I he Mellen house crashed up
on their dwelling, wrecking the up-
er story. A number of other hous
es and stores were badly damaged.
Almost every house in Bjrnside
was damaged in the storm. Chim
neys were blown down, roots were
torn away, and there was scarcely
an unbroken window left in toe
suburb. No one was injured. The
water covering this portion ot the
city rose about six inches in the
storm. In South Chicago the
storm continued through the night,
sweeping down telephone polss and
covering part of the town. Fred
Brunk, of South Chicago; end his
wife, were severely injured when
the root .01 their dwelling was
blown off. Both were struck by
At Seventv-fifth street and rail
road avenue the wind blew the roof
from a building occupied by coal
dealers, and hurled it against a car
on the Calumet line filled with pas
sengers. The car -was knocked from
the track. None of the passengers
was seriously hurt.
At Dauphin Park, . the Illinois
Central station platform and roof
were torn off by the wind and
thrown across the track, stopping
traffic for some time. The situation
in Dauphin Park is serious. -Many
acres ot land are under water si
ready several feet deep, and side
walks in the south end of the town
are submerged. Last, night's storm
added materially to the gravity of
the situation. The total damage
there is put it S15.0UU.
The wiud put an end to the Rog-
LONDON IS HORRIFIED BY
THE DEEDS OF A MOD
. ERN BLUEBEARD. '
Leaked Out Through the Suspicions
. of a Lodger Who Notifies Po
liceBody of a Woman
Found in a Trunk ...
Marries .by the
y :;..- Wholesale. .
East St. Louis, 111., March 25.
The wind and rain storm. that swept
over this city last-' night caused a
lflrsrft nmmmt nr" nrnnprtv riamairf.
o- 1 1 j o ' 1
iojured many persons and seriously f London. March 26. Polveamv
crippled street-car traffic. No fa-jand its icfiuence over GeorgeCross-
man, who had eight or more wives
talities have been reported, but
thirteen persons were injured, most
of them receiving . slight bruises.
Only one, Mrs. Thomas Dojrris, was
A landmatk koown as the cus
tom Mills and occupied as a hoard
ing house by a dozen miners,.- was
bluwn down but the d cupantj es
caped. The borne' of Philip Rip
linger was overturned and Ripling
er and his six children, wererescued
from the debris. At the aluminum
works of the Pittsburg' Reduction
Compaoy one building wai demol
ished and the electric light plant
was badly damaged. Thirty homes
. Peoria. 111., March 25. The Illi
nois River has reached the highest
point ever. recorded and is still ris
ing. - Much damage has occurred.
Thei dike of the L Marsh drainage
district opposite Pekin went out to
day. East Peoria is flooded and
many persons were compelled to
flee to higher ground. '
Grand Rapids, Mich., March 26.
The flood situation here today is
veryserious. . .Owing to' the rapid
rise of Grand River, 40 of :the larg
est factories in the city have been
obliged to close and thousands
of men are out of work. Basements
of all the large buildings in the
whdleeale districts are flooded. The
entire southwest section of the resi
dence district is under water, and
people are using rafts to go about.
A man floating down the river on a
timber was rescued and two boys
were taken from a drifting cake of
Detroit,. March 25. From all
over Lower Michigan today come
reports of floods after last night's
severe rain storms that have caused
losses that well reach into the hun
dreds of thousands of dollars.
Streams everywhere are greatly
swollen. Dams and bridges have
gone out along all of the streams.
Great damage has been done at
Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo. Battle
Creek and Lansing. The railroads
are badly interrupted by the floods
Battle Creek, Miob., March 25.
Flood conditions here are the most
serious in the history of the city
All street cars are stopped and the
railroad depots are surrounded by
several inches of water. One of the
three bridges connecting- the busi
ness and residence. sections has gone
out. Owners ofuip-town stores are
mOviDg their etockoutof basements
and lower floors, while many ot the
down-town stores are flooded. Citi
zens are using boat. .
Norfolk, Neb., March 25 Reports
from Holt, Wheeler and Rood coun
ties indicate that the prairie fires
are still burning. The towns of A-
melia, Newport and Chambers were
threatened, but were saved by the
shifting of the wind. Several
ranchmen have lost everything they
and tbe - developments following
from the 6Uicide of Crossman, are
absorbing public attention. On the
night-of March 23, Crossman, who
was living in the respectable ; sub
urb, of Keosalrise, killed himself to
avoid arrest by the police whose
suspicions had been aroused regard
ing the contents of - a trunk which
Crossman was sending away from
On opening the trunk the body
ot a woman was tound encased in
cement. An investigation proved
she was murdered about six months
ago, and that she was one.of -Cross-man's
wives. Five of bis wives
were traced and found alive. One
wife is dead and two are missing.
The body found cemented is in a
decomposed condition, even to the
skuil which had been split with an
The police believe it possible the
investigation may prove that Cross
man adopted a similar method in
ridding himself of other superfluous
wives, of which it is suspected he
may have had several who have not
yet been traced.
Though only 30 years of age,
Crossman's career rivals that of fa
mous criminals. Under various
aliases, he led a double and even a
triple married life. He was an
engineer, composer, wigmaker or
bookmaker. His chief means of
support, however, appears to have
been derived from bis wives, sever
al of whom he secured through ad
vertisement9. ; ...
. In 1899 Crossman was sentenced
to five years imprisonment for big
amy, and when he killed himself he
still was on parole. Yet his neigh
bors regarded him as a respectable
man, who led a quiet and uninter
esting life. "
' Crossman's first wife died appar
ently, of natural causes in 1897
He remarried in 1898 at Maidstone,
and tbe same year created a biga
mous marriage at Aldon with the
result that he was- sentenced to five
years in penal servitude. Good con
duct in prison enabled Mm to avoid
the full term.
Once free he seta to work to mar
ry by the wholesale. Wife No. 4
was quickly secured. She and her
baby were recently living at Cross
man's house at Kensalrise. At
Reading, Crossman secured a filth
wife under the narre of Seaton. A
month later he again married. The
whereabouts and fate of lb sixth
wife are still uncertain. Having
gained on bim, and just as the fore,
most of tbe pursuers were on his
heels Crossman drew from his pock
et a raieor and cut his throat from
ear to ear. Death was almost in
stantaneous. , The body found in the trunk was
that of a young, well-formed wo
man, only partly dressed. The pa-
lice theory is that Crossman, while
she was undressing, struck her
from behind with at) ax, severing a
a portion of the skull, part of which:
is now missing.
Louisville, Ky., March 26. A
terrific storm at this time is raging
throughout the South, and it is be
lieved that the loss of property here
will reach $250,000. Fifty resident
cts were unroofed this afternoon, .
and churches and high buildinga
were damaged to a great extent. -
So furious is tbe. tornado that
persons are unable to ascertain
whether lives are sacrifi""' Vu it
is believed that many wi'i b'- tinted-
victims to the tempe.i u
subsides, and the details ur( ku-.-wn.
From the south, so long as wires
were in service, came reports that
fearful damage had beeri done and
that deaths would surely result in
addition to the great property loss;
At 2 o'clock this afternoon the
city was almost in darkness owing
to the black clouds that accompan
ied the winds.
While estimates of damage to
property at this time are of neces
sity uncertain, reports up to the
hour indicate that the damage will
probable reach $l,oop,ooo.
Chicago, March 26. Peter Neid-
ermier, Harvey V andine and Uus
tsv Marx, the carbarn bandits
whose trials occupied the courts
here for several weeks, were sen-
tenced today to be banged April
22. Neither betrayed the slightest
emotion when sentence was passed
A great crowd was present in the
court room and the corridors with
out were thronged with the curious
and morbid. During the sentenc
ing the mothers of Neidermier and
Vandine stood just inside tbe rail
ing, but near them were three de
tectives to watch their every move
ment. ' ; '
Mrs. Vandine seemed bowed with
grief, while the mother of the other
murderer appeared unconcerned.
When the sentence had been pass
ed tbe big crowd rushed to the rail
ings and, fearing that an attempt
at rescue would be made, policemen
were compelled to use force in driv
ing people back; Finally the court
room was cleared and, after waiting
ten minutes, the condemned men
were led to their cello In the jail be
low. Four officers accompauied
each prisoner, who was not allowed
to be in company with each other.
Union, Mo., March 26. George
Collins alias Fred Lewis was hang-
ed today at 1:30 p. m. for partici
pation in the murder of Detective
Schumacher, near Stanton, January
15, 1903. The detective attempted
to arrest Collins snd Bill Rudolph
for bank robbery.
Rudolph was found guilty this
afternoon and was sentenced to be
hanged. The verdict was reached
three wives living atdifirent places hor after the drop fell with Col
St. Petersburg March 26. A
dispatch received today from Gen
eral Kouropatkin en route to Har
bin states that . Thursday, a Cos
sack patrol encountered a Japanese
outpost near Pakchieng and that in
the fierce fighting that followed ma
ny of the Japanese were killed.
The dispatch adds that the Jap
anese have suspended their advance
along the-Ping Yang line, fearing
that the Russians are too. strong to
be overcome at this time. Details
of the fight are not obtainable but
it is intimated that tbe Japanese
were surprised and failed to recover
in time to make much of a defense.
General Kouropatkin will arrive
at Harbin tonight.
Vetch seed at Corvallis Flour Hills
CroBsman took a fou.-th wife, mak
ing a total of seven up to that time.
For a year he kept up tbe decep
tion, and apparently none of his
wives had the faintest suspicion of
his polygamous living.
Croesman found bis eighth wife
in the young daughter of a London
railroad employe, and she is suppos
ed to be the victim he encased in
At the time of his euicide Cross-
man had five known wives liviog
and several children. The discov
ery occurred through tbe suspicions
of a lodger to whom Crossman let
some reorus at Keosalrise. For sev
eral weeks the lodger had noticed
an obnoxious odor, and complained
of it, but Crossman attributed it to
At the same time Crossman waB
living with one of bis wives in the
came room where tbe dead body of
wife No. 8 was concealed in a
trunk. The lodger traced the odor
thereto, and Crossman agreed to
send the trunk away. During the
evening cf March 23, while moving
the truck, tbe lodger's suspicions
were further increased, and when
he saw a black fluid ooze out of the
trunk he went to a police station. .
Just as the grewsome loal was
lifted into a cart the police appear
ed. With a cry Crossman startad
A - T7 . it . -
10 run. ror mree-quarters ot a
mile he fled for his life. The police
Iidr. Just as the black cap was
adjusted on tbe latter he said:
"Out her loose, boys, and make a
good job of it."
Wilkesl arre, Pa., March 26. A
fearful accident occurred at the
Dorranee colliery, near here, today.
The rope to a cage carrying ten
mine-workers of the second shift to
work, broke at 10 o'clock this morn
ing, letting the cage drop to the
bottom of the shaft, 600 feet below.
Two of the unfortunato m , or
what remained of u-n-. were
brought to the surface K Kr oth
ers lie mangled at the t tt..u, of the
pit. The latter is filltd with de
bris, owing to several hundred feet
of timbering having followed the
cage in its destructive fall.
The bodies of the men recovered
could not be identified, as they were
crushed to pulp.
It was reported that the shaft had
caved in through the explosion ot
nre damp, and soon there were
hundreds of women and children
gathered about tbe opening, mak
ing the scene indescribably pitiful
by their frantic efforts to learn the
truth. At tbe time of the disaster
theie were more than 350 men
working in the mine.
Best Plymouth Rock or Brown Leghorn
cockrels or eggs.
. . J. B. Irvine. Corvalfis.