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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (April 9, 1904)
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Rugs, Lace Curtains,
Portiers, Table Covers,
Sewing Machines, '
White Bed Spreads
Baby Swings, Etc,
Lace and Swiss Draperies.
GALL AMD SEE
1. II. HARRIS
WE BO MOT
Our. ad., but our goods change hands
every day. Your money exchanged
for Value and Quality is the idea.
Big Line Fresh Groceries
Domestic and Imported.
Plain and Fancy Chinaware
A large and varied line.
Orders Fille3lProiiiptly and Com
plete. Visit our Store we do the
IN FAVOR OF THE CONTEN
TIONS OF THE COMMISSION.
And Music Store.
SOUTH MAIN ST.
3 Goods consisting of
5 Various Musical Instruments, Sideboards, Kitchen Safes,
Tj&sd Lounges and Couches,
Bedroom Suites, Iron Bedsteads,
Maple and Ash Bedsteads, etc.
Woven Wire Springs,
Good Line of Mattresses,
Extension Tables, Center Tables,
Dining Chairs, High Chairs,
Children's K.ockers, 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.
E. E. WILSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. :
Offieeu Zierolf Building, Carvillis. Or
B. A. CATHEY, M. D
Physician and Surgeon,
Office, Boom 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or. Office Hoars,
10 to 12 a, m., 3 to 4 p. m.
Suit Brought by W. R. Hearst Who
Alleged Discrimination by Rail-toad-Ccal
panies An Attempt to
Blow Up the Steam-
Washington, April 4. The case
of the interstate commerce commis
sion vs. Baird, commonly known as
the anthracite coal case, was decid
ed by the supreme court of the Ti
nned Si a'es today in favor 01 the
contentions of the commission, the
decision of the United States circuit
court for the southern dietrict of
New York being reversed.
This is the case instituted before
the commission by W. R. Hearst,
of New York, who alleged discrim
ination by the railroad companies
which reached the anthracite coal
mines in Pennsylvania. Daring
the bearing some of the witneses re
fused to produce certain contracts
bearing upon the business 01 the
railroad companies and the coal
mines, which action was held by
the circuit court of New York. The
United States supreme court held
that the contracts should have been
supplied. The opinion was band
ed down by Justice uay.
In handing down the opinion of
the court, Justice Day said that the
case had grown out of a complaint
of William R. Hearst, filed in 1902
with the interstate commerce com
mission against the Philadelphia &
Reading, the Lehigh Valley, the
Delaware, Lackawanna x western,
the Central Railroad of New Jer
sey and other railroad companies,
and that it came to this court on
appeal irom an order made in the
circuit of - the United States from
the southern-district of New York
in the matter of the commissioners
ordering certain testimony of wit
nesses and the production 01 certain
books and DSDers in pursuance of
the reouirements of the lnterstat?
The first point decided waB that
of Jurisdiction, which the court de
cided it had under the law of
regulating interstate commerce,
and therefore refused to entertain
the motion to dismiss, which was
made by the railroad companies,
The court also held ss irrelevant
and inapplicable the point made in
behalf of the railroad companies
that Mr. Hearst, the complainant,
hnil sustained no damage in the
case, saying that under the manda
torv Drovision of the law tne com'
mission could not do otnerwise man
Comine to the specific items 01
testimoay when the circuit court in
disanissiniz the petition considered
irrelevant the coil purchased con
tracts. The coi t-acts were made
with coal companies owned princi
oaliv bv theia'-lroad companies and
they fixed the piice of anthracite
coal, shipments as calltd for by the
purchaser. While the contracts
were produced for inspection the
witnesses refused to permit them to
be given in evidence.
Poitlaod, April 5. The Journal
gays: An attempt was made to
blow up the valuable river steamer
Albany with high explosives as she
lay at her moorings in the river in
this city last -night. .
Bad judgment m selecting the
fuse arranged to ignite the heavy
charge of giant powder and nitro
clicerin was all that t aved the boat
and, frustrated tne plans of the con
spirators.' The giant powder and
the nitroglycerin were part of the
contents of the infernal machine
a tin box that was to have done
the work of demolition. ; In ' addi
tion to these explosive materials the
can contained 100 German giaut
powder caps enough material to
have blown up half of the city.
Captain J. P. Whitcomb of the
Albany discovered the infernal ma
chine at 7:30 o'clock this morning,
and at once sent word to the police
department of his find. Deteetives
Kerrigan and Snow were assigned
to the case, and are now working on
clues which it is hoped will result
in the arrest of the dynamiters
within the next few hours.
As the captain went aboard this
morning he eaw a small bundle ly
ing about the middle of the guard
walk on the side of the boat. Cap
tain Whitcomb has always prided
himself on keeping his vessel in
shiphape. The sight of an old,
dirty bundle on the walk angered
him, and he at once climbed down
to throw it away. ; Great was bis
surprise when he discovered that
several feet of fuse was coiled about
the bundle. Grains of black powd
er were scattered about the package.
The Captain made sure; that the
fuse was net lighted, and then he
made a rush for a telephone. -
As-soon as the news of the dis
covery was received at the police
headquarters Detectives Kerrigan
and Snow were Bent to the Oak
street dock, where the Albany is
moored. The detectives at once
pulled the fuse and cap out of the
bundle. No traoes of the machine
men were seen. .
The " bundle contained enough
powder to place the vessel in the
bottom of the river in short order.
"I wouldn't have had any, more
boat than a rabbit it that thing had
gone oil," said Captain Whitcomb.
The captain is of the opinion that
the machine was placed on his boat
by disgruntled Chinese who are
angry because no Chinese laborers
are employed on the boat. The
sack in which the powder was
placed was wrapped up in a Chinese
napkin, and a clean white sock, the
sort used by nearly all the Chinese
in Portland was in the package.
"It is a well-known fact among
river men that the Chinese are
very sore because so many of the
towing boats carry white cooks.
Nearly all of the river steamers that
tow logs carry women cooks. The
Chinese do not like this new order
of things at all, and they' may have
wanted to blow up the Albany for
Captain Whitcomb said that he
had not been in trouble with deck
hands or firemen. He is popular
among the river boatmen, and the
officers are at a loss to know the
reason for the attempt to blow up
WOULD BE MURDERERS
DASTARDLY ATTEMPT OP
FIFTY CONVICTS TO GAIN
A Dandy for Burns.
Dr. Bergin, Pana, 111.' writes: . "I have
used Ballard's Snow Liniment; always
recommended it to my friends, as 1 am
confident there is no better made. 'It is
a dandy for burns.' Those who live on
farms are especially liable to many acci
dental cats, barns, braises, which heal
rapidly when Ballard's Snow Liniment is
applied. It should always be kept in
the house for cases of emergency." 25c,
50c, Ji.oo bottle. Sold by Graham &
St. Louie, March 31. The mem
bers 01 tne igorrote and other sav
age tribes of the Philippine Islands
who arrived at the World's Fair
several days ago, demand that doge
snail be served them daily as a part
of their bill ot fare. Not since they
left Seat le have they tasted roast
or boiled dog, and a formal demand
for their favorite food was lodged
with JM. a. Mealy, who looks out
for their comfort.
Mr. Healy applied today to the
city authorities to be famished with
dogs from the dog pound, and per
mission was granted. The Igor
rotes, : who are bead-hunters at
home and who will not wear cloth
ing of modern architecture, will
have dog eerved to them hereafter.
Foiled by an Accident After Battle
Ringleaders Are Overcome
Intended to Blow Up'Mis
Jefferson City, Mo., April 5. A
desperate attempt was made by 50
convicts of the Missouri state peni
tentiary this morning to blow up
that institution, kill all guards who
might interfere and liberate 300
convicts. The , plot only failed
through accident and the biavery
of the guards who took desperate!
chances and frustrated the break.
At 1 o'clock this morning Thom
as Williams, a guard in turning a
corner of the corridor heard a com
mand to throw np his handa. Wil
liams sprang back and was shot at.
The detonation caused a general a
larm. Williams fled down the cor
ridor where he was met by seven
other guards, who, alarmed by the
noise, had seized arms from the
guard-room and were running to
ward the cell- rooms.
Williams and Guard Bruner led
the charge but on arrival at the
cell-room door were ordered to
throw np their hands. The convict
who had first halted Williams lump
ed back into bis cell and from his
refuge opened fire with apistol.
Bruner ran around to the rear,
escaping injury, and got the drop
on the murderous convict. The
latter was then disarmed and lock
ed into another cell. - The other
convicts who, during this time had
been raising a turmoil, were over
powered and quelled as additional
guards appeared upon the scene. -
A search of the cell in which the
leader had been incarcerated dis
closed 20 pounds of dynamite, a
bottle of nitro-glycerine, two mod
ern revolvers, a cigar box filled
with cartridges and a number of
skeleton keys, which were evidently
intended to be used in liberating
other prisoners from cells.
The cell from which escape had
been made bad been broken by the
destruction of the inner plate on the.
This had been bored through and a
skeleton key fitted from the in
siae wmcn reaauy turned tne me
chanism. . . . .'
un examination ot tne prisonere
it was learned that the ; plan had
been to kill the guards as rapidly '
as they entered the cellroom, liber
ate all prisoners in the building,
blow a hole through the walls with
dynamite and escapa. This would
have been comparatively easy, as
the prison is isolated to such an ex
tent that the noise would hardly
have been heard by anybody save
the guards in the institution, v .
Even the sweating process has
failed to expose the identity of those
who furnished the weapons and ex
plosives with which, the attempt
was to be made. It is believed , by
the prison officials thrt discharged
convicts Who were recentls - turned
loose after serving their time form
ulated the plan and organized the
attempt in the hope of liberating
friends who are still in durance.
The most puzzling feature to the
officers is how it became possible
for such a quantity of dynamite to
be smuggled into the building and
then passed to the possession of the
convicts without detection.
Cures Coughs and Colds.
Mrs. C. Peterson, 625 Lake St.. Tone-
ka, Kansas, says: "Of all cough reme
dies Ballard's Horehound Syrup is my
favorite; it has done and will do all that
is claimed for it to speedily cure alt
coughs and colds and it is so sweet and
pleasant to the taste," 25c, goc, (1.00
bottle. Sold bv Graham & Wortham.
Toledo, March 31. Coroner sto
ry and City Chemist Kirschmaier
announced today that Will S. Ra
der's myterious death on March 20
was caused by mtro-benzole pois
oning, of which there are only for
ty-eight cases recorded.
The coroner says the poison was
in shoe polish Rader used on the
tops of his shoes; that the nitro
benzole penetrating the cloth, resch
edule skin and was absorbed through
Tokio, April 3. The advance
guard of the Japanese army in
Northwestern Corea occupied the
town of Seng Cheng yesterday af
ternoon without opposition. Seng
Cheng is on the Pekin road, 18
miles west of Cheng Ju, about 40
miles south of Wiju.
When the Japanese drove the
Russians out of Cheng Ju last Mon
day the Russians withdrew in two
columns, one going over the Koak
San road and the other over
the Pekin road. The Japanese ad
vance from Cheng Ju was made
It was anticipated that the Rus
sians would resist this advance, bat
they failed to do bo, and it is not
probable that there will be any
further opposition south of the Ya
Caribou, Me., March 30. Proof
that the New England earthquake
of March 21 had its origin in North
era Maine was furnished today,
when a guide came up from Ti
boque and affirmed that where old
Bild Mountain had reared its
rounded head for cent iries only a
new-born lake exists to mark the
spot. Bald Mouotain i?, or was,
situated in the Tiboqne valley, only
a few miles fron the New Brunswick
l'ne, not an imposing mountain, to
be sure, but rather a somewhat conical-shaped
hill celebrated for its
inaccessible steep sides. -"
The natives who live where Bald
Mountain was say they always
thought it a little queer because at
the base were boiling springs so
warm that one could not put his
hand in them in winter. Near by
is a hill called Piaster Rock, which
furnishes plaster so good it is used
for building purposes. This was
recently analyzed and found to con
sist of merely melted rock and
earth, and all this leads to the be
lief now that Bald Mountain was
the cone of a Volcano which, when
it sank March 21, caused ' what all
New England called an earthquake.
Tonight a party of woodsmen came
in to say that the guide's story is
true that where the mountain for
merly stood 'there is now only a
muddy lookiog lake.
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