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When They Shot Revolvers Then
Were Less Fatal Three Noted
OM'ime shooting affrays are re
called by the events of last Sunday
morning. Among these, one of
the most sensational occurred almost
on the very spot where the second
shooting of Sunday morning hap
pened. It was figured out at the
time that about sixteen shots were
fired, but none of them did damage.
Ed Scott occupied a position behind
a telephone pole near Wilkin's
corner, and on the James Taylor
corner Officer McLagin and Em
'mett Taylor, then chief of police
were firing. It was on the evening
of the county election 10 years ago.
and a large crowd was on the
street. As the fusilade went on
Joseph Ripley took a shot or two
at Scott from the livery stable
corner, and Pasco Williamson
bombarded the man at the tele
phone pole, from the vicinity of
what is now the Crees home. By
and by, Scott's ammunition gave
out and he turned and ran in the
direction of Pasco's position. The
latter smelt danger, and the story
is laughable as told by Dr. Lee and
others as to how Pasco threw dirt
in the effort to escape, Scott was
captured in the alley in the rear of
Mrs. Lee's house, by a bartender
A shooting affray scarcely less
sensational was one between George
Maddox and George BauerliD,
which took place on the street
about the middle of the block
across the street from the Farmers
hotel, ten or eleven years ago.
There was bad blood between the
two, and one forenoon they met on
the sidewalk. Both were armed.
Maddox havine two revolvers in
his pocket. At so close a range
that the belligerents could almost
touch each other, firing began, and
continued with reports like that of
a bunch of exploding firecrackers,
until both men had emptied their
revolvers. Maddox' s last shot
struck Bauerlin so that it . passed
in the eye cavity just above the
ball. It strucka bone somewhere
and was diverted in its course, and
subsequently Bauerlin took it from
his mouth. He was carried home
on a stretcher, and everbody sup
posed for a time that his injury
was fatal, but within two or three
weeks he was on the street again.
During the shooting Maddox was
struck in the pistol arm, and chang
ing his weapon into the other
hand, he continued to fire until
Nick Baeson known to all old-
timers in Corvallis, was carried off
on a stretcher as the result of still
another shooting that took place
a dozen years ago. The saloon
stood somewhere in the vicinity of
what is now Whitehorn's brick.
Sid Moore and Baeson-had trouble
and Moore swore he could lick any
Dutchman in town. That touched
off John Mensinger, and hostilities
began. Moore was soon on his
back on the floor with Mensinger
on top of him, the latter raining
blows with the same force that his
blacksmith's arm was wont to give
his sledge hammer. Then Joseph
McTimmons, proprietor of the
place appeared with a revolver,
and standing over Mensinger, be
gan to shoot at the back o'f the head
of the blacksmith. The pistol was
emptied, and by that time Baeson
was stretched out on the floor and
Mensinger's head was covered with
blood. The latter ' had been so
busy pommeling Moore that he
was scarcely aware of the attack
with artillery from the rear. There
was a big bullet hole in his jaw,
and a large piece of the flannel
shirt he wore was in it. He and
the doctors are said to have pulled
bits of flannel from the wound for a
week afterward. There were sev
eral bullet slashes on his head, but
none of the lead got through the
skull. "Didn't we paaralyze 'em"
was the first remark he made, after
the crowd that came finally pulled
him off of Moore. Baeson's wound
which entered the navel was
not serious. The ball passed
around the body, and was taken
out at the backbone. The same
revolver that McTimmons used on
this occasion, was used by Maddox
in the aflray with Bauerlin.
Wall paper at Blackledge's store.
For Chief of Police.
1 nereoy announce myseli as a can
didate for the office of chief of police,
subject to the decision 'of the voters at
the coming city election.
F. R. Overlander.
For Chief of Police.
I respectfully announce myself a can
didate for the office of chief of police of
WrvaUis to be voted for at . the annual
W, G. Lane.
FOR POULTRY SHOW.
Ia Corvallis It is to be ou a big Scale
It is proposed to have a poultry
show o surpassing proportions in
Corvallis. The date is to be months
and months in the future, but the
movement is already begun. The
greatest scorer on the coast has been
secured, and this assets alone is
expected to draw exhibits galore.
The reason it will draw ' is that
Doultrv fanciers are anxious to have
their birds pass under the eye of i
famous scorers in order to tnem-
selves learn what are the most suc
cessful points, so they can subse
quently breed to suit.
The plan has been discussed ior
some time. It took shape in a
meeting held Wednesday evening,
at which nearly all the fanciers in
town were present, F. L. Miller
presided, and Otto . L,. ilerse was
secretary Conditions were canvas
sed, pro and con, and by unani
mous vote it was determined to
proceed with an organization for
the purpose of perfecting details
for the big show. The date was
fixed at December 8th 9th and 10th.
B. W. Johnson W. G. Emery and
CM. McKellips were appointed a
committee on constitution and by
laws and A. L. Knisley, Dr. Lester
and Gene Simpson were named as
a committee on canvassing for
membeaship. Another meeting is
to be held in two weeks. C. G.
Hines, the noted California expert
has been secured . as scores. .. He
scored at the San Francisco and
Seattle exhibit last year, and has
been secured for the same shows
Main 563 Bauer, M H.' tailor.
" 825 " res.
' 269 C S Butler, res.
821 Isbell, Mrs I P. '
" 105 Pratt, E W S, res'
" 725 Peterson A F res.
'.' 861 Republican Headquarters.
' 646 Tedrow, J M res.
Main 403 Denman G W r.
" 591 Francisco, Frank r.
' 91 Handsaker, Rev. F S.
' 855 Jones T A, res.
" 3ir Kline, S L, res.
53053 Fanion 34473.
Imported black Percheron stallion
will make the season of 1904 as follows,
Mon., Tues. and Wed., Farmers Barn,
Corvallis; Thusr., McFadden Farm,
Bruce; Fri. and Sat., Monroe- Terms
$15, the season, $20 to insure.
T. K. Fawcett, Owner.
The class track meet, scheduled
for today on OAC field, has been
postponed until uext Saturday.
JThe ladies of the Presbyterian Aid So
ciety will hold a Carnival of Nations and
a Rose Fair. All ladies are invited to
bring roses and compete for the three
prizes, best collection of roses, best flor
al piece and best single specimen Car
nival is to be held May 25. 26, 27.
Seventh Day Adventists.
Will hold tegular service at S, 12. A,
Hall East Main Btreet between Wash
ington and Adams streets each Sabbath
or Saturday, as follows: Sabbath school
at 2 p. m., Bible study 3 p. m.
Preaching as announced from time
Rev. P. j: Cole,
Bamboo furniture at Blackledge's new
Blcakledge keeps all kinds of tables.
Go to Zierolf's for fresh
If present indications are to be
relied upon the coming virtuoso of
America may perhaps be found in
the person of the young violinist,
Elmore Rice, who has attached such
wide spread attention amongst crit
ics aud musical circles during the
past two years. His style is matur
ing rapidly, his tone more broad
and firm, his attacted more accurate
and his technique better than when
we last heard him. He certainly
posesses to a marked degree an ar
tistic temperament. His reportoire
is excellent and includes composi
tions or Mendelssohn, Bethoven,
Schubert, Remenyi, Musin, Wienia.
wski, Paganim, and . others. We
predict a remarkable career for this
young artist. Musical Revew.
Fine shepherd "puppiee. Call or address
J. H. Edwards, "
THE BULLET HOLE.
Ia Osburn's Collar Turner Sentenced
' to 50 Days Things People say..,
Though it is now history, there
is still much talk about town of the
terrible drama of last Sunday morn-!
ing. The two funeraR the incar
ceration of young Turner,; and the
slow recovery of Officer Osburn,
have been incidents of the passing
week. A strong . effort was made
by the officers to implicate Turner
as an accessory in the shooting of
the officers, but so far it has been
barren ot result. . More than a
score of witnesses were put through
a searching examination, but the
evidence was not secured that war
ranted the charge implicating the
defendant, and the case on that
account is continued for the pres
ent. ,. .v: r
Turner, however, is serving out
a 50 days sentence in the county jail
for carrying a concealed weapon,
and is in addition to pay a fine of
$10 He was charged with the of
fense in Justice Holgate's court
Thursday morning, and pleaded
A relic of the shooting that at
tracted considerable attention while
it was to be seen about town, was
the collar worn by Officer Osburn
at the time he was shot. It is a
stiff linen affair, and two . inches to
the left of where it buttons, and
perhaps a quarter an inch below
the top of it, is the bullet hole. A
few spots of powder burn are to be
seen on the shiny surface near the
bullet mark. The shape of the
hole throws a little light on the
coutse taken by the bullet. In
cidentally, there is a general belief
that the collar, in all human pro
bability saved the officer's life. Be
ing very stiff, it unquestionably
did much to break the force of the
bullet, and in fact may have slight
ly diverted the bullet so that vital
organs like the jugular v,ein in the
neck were missed. The relic has
been taken to the home of Mr.
Incidental to the shooting, many
opinions are advanced, and much
advice is given, but out of it all
stands one universally admitted
fact that the course pursued by the
officers is marked by great discre
tion, by wise action and by com
plete disregard of personal danger.
The Howard Lake, Minn Herald
says: The Elmore Rice concert in
City Hall Monday evening, under
the auspices of the W. R. C., had
a much larger attendance than could
have been expected at this season
Mr. Rice is a highly accomplished
violinist, and his ease, " grace and
expression with which he renders
the most dithcult classical music "is
truly wonderful. , The audience re
ceived him enthusiastically and he
cheerfully responded to the encores.
Card of Thanks
We hereby acknowledge our sin
cere thanks to all those friends' who
so kindly assisted our father James
Dunn in his extreme suffering un
till death claimed him, and we also
extend our grateful thanks to the
public for the words and acts of
sympathy to us, his children, ia O'r
great affliction in the loss of our
dear father and protector.
James Dunn Jr.
Old Benton Resident.
Died at Lewiston Idaho, Sunday
April 24, 1904. Mrs Nancy Leasure
of ptomaine poisoning. Mrs
Leasure was the eldest daughter of
the late George Ross and her girl
hood was spent in Philomath and
vicinity where she has hosts of
friends who will be pained to hear
of her sudden death. She was mar
ried to Wm, H. Leasure in 1873,
who with three children survive
her. Mrs. Clay McNamee of Lew
iston Idaho, and Frank and Lillian
Leasure of Moscow, The deceased
was a sister of Mrs, John Linger
and Wm. Ross of Corvallis Mrs.
Mary Huffman and Alex Ross of
Portland and Mrs Jessie Ross Silva
of Sacramento California.
Go to Blackledge's for window shades
Notice to Creditors.
Ia the district of the United States for the dis
trict of Oregon.
in tne mntter of Mary Annie Miller, In bank
To the creditors of Mary Annie Miller of Mon
roe tn the couoty of Benton .and district afore
said, a bankrupt: Notice 19 h&ebv given that
on the 26 day ot April 1901 the said Mary Annie
Miller was duly adjudicated bankrupt, and that
us nrst meeting ot ner ereaicors will be held
at Corvallis, Oregon, ia my office, on the 9th dav
of Hay 1904 at one o'clock ;in the afternoon, at
wuuzu uiuv uie iu creuiiura may attend, prove
bankrupt, and transact such other business as
LLlt 11 uituuiS. a II 111)1111, n Lriuuw. Bliminn inn
may property come oeiore sala meeting.
E. E. Holgate
Xeferee in Bankruptcy.
A. O. LT. W. Lecturer.
The A. O. U. W. members De
gree members and famalies of A. O.
U. W. are invited to attend the lec
ture given by Supreme lecturer J
It late. Tuesday May 3rd at
7' clock. The lecturer will will be
unless change is made at the Con
DAMAGED BY FROST.
That is What is Expected of the Prnna
: Crop Later Reports Awaited.
Grave fears are entertained for
the safety of the Italian prune crop.
There was a considerable frost last
Friday morning and it" is believed
that on account of moist , conditions
that prevailed at that time, serious
injuries have resulted to Italian
prune orchards. Manager Johnson
made an examination of the big
prune orchard Wednesday, and he
is certain that wide damage has, re
sulted there. In parts of the or
chard the blooms have suffered
greatly. Some of the trees 'are
still blooming, and it is possible
that the late blooms may in part re
trive the losses. If they do not it
is the estimate now that in that or
chard there will not be more than
one-fourth of a crop. Of course it
is yet early to determine with cer
tainty the full extent of the damage
because of the later blooms; but
the situation at this time looks very
bad. :; -... ,-
In the. case , of cherries, apples,
peaches and other fruits there is
prospect of an abundant crop.
Notice of Election.
Notice is hereby given that the annual
election for the City of Corvallis will be
held on Monday the 16th day of May
1914, for the election of a chief of police,
I.olice judge, treasurer, one councilman
from the first ward, two councilmen from
the second ward, and two councilmen
from the third ward. Said election wi 1
begin at 9 o'clock a. m. and will coutin
ue until 6 o'clock p. m. without closing
the polls. -The
following has been designated as
the polling place, council chamber, City
Hall situated on the southeast cornel of
Fourth and Madison streets, and the
following persons have been appointed
to conduct said election judges, Caleb
Davis, Joseph Yates, R. H. Colbert
clerks, Robt. Johnson and W. Dilley.
Given under my band and seal this 28th
day of April, 1904.
.. ' . E. P. GREFFCZ,
The Margurette.Mich. Mining
Journal says: There was another
large and appreciative audience last
evening at the second recital by Mr.
iilmore Rice at Hotel Superior.
The different numbers were render
ed with Mr. Rice's usual skilL The
weird music of the Peer Gynt Suite
was especially well received by the
audience. Mr. Rice's playing was
a delight to all who attended. He
has a complete mastery of the instru
ment, displays good technique and
plays with much feeling and expres
sion. ' .
THERE ARE ALL
KINDS OF JTROUSERS.
But the only kiud you
oli&ht to wear-because
they're the best-is the
We selTthem in this town, and
have the largest stock and greatest
variety you ever saw. .Come in and
pick out one of the choice patterns
for next Sunday's wear.
Or if you want acheaper grade
for exery day, we have that kind
too. No other store can offer you
For Sale by
Portland and Return.
Only 3.co. The Southern Pacific is
now selling round trip tickets to Port
land from Corvallis for $3, good going
Saturday p. m, or any train on Sunday.
returning Sunday and Monday giving
all day bunday in Portland. The same
arrangement applies from Portland civ-
all Portland peonle a ehatine to visit
valley points at greatly reduced rates.
At Zierolf s Alfalfa, " Red Clover,
White Clover, Timothy, Orchard, Vetch,
Rape Dwarf Essex and all other kinds of
Slolan & Callahan's new spring stock
is now complete jn all departments.
- For Sale.
Best Plymouth Rock or Brown Leghorn
cockrels or eggs.
. , J. B. Irvine. ' Corvalf is..
Look for the name Cronse & Brande
ger on your spring suit.
FOB SALE. .
Vetch seed at Corvallis Flour Hills
IX LADIES BOOTS AND OXFORDS
S. L. KLINES
Pingree, Gloria, Queen Quality & Vemo
In all the popular leath
ers, heavy and light soles
welts and turns, new heels
and toes, $3.50.
' . - Womens Boots.
In patent, corona, black
vici kid, welts and ' turns ,
Cuban military heels at
Our shoe stock is complete in every respect 'induc
ing Misses and Childrens iShoes, Oxfords and SaiKl:iK
S. L. KLINE'S, )
Regulator of Low Prieet.
' New Furnishings,
NEXT DOOR NORTH OF SMALL &, SON.1
I EMERY'S ART STUDIO I
i South Main St., Corvallis, Ore. s
$ Carbon, Platinum and Flatino Portraiture k
O. A. C. ATHLETIC
Art Calendars, Sofa Pillow Covers,
And other Photographic Novelties.
Jop loupd SI?o?s por Tei?.
v& New Spring Style
fUi m $3.50
C3k. 'I Unexcelled in style, mater -
J ial and workmanship. Absolute-
P' ly guaranteed iu every particu-
Special in Men's Spring Suits.
Every and in fact ever thing in this
Stitch suit is perfect.
ITS MADE TO FIT
and it certainly does to try on one of them means
good-bye tailor, and money saved. Come fcf
and be convinced now! PV
Oar showing on this sea
sons Bdots and Oxfords for
women includes mere rep
resentative lines than ever
before including such makes
Patent, corona, patent
kid, Cuban and Military
heel, button & Blucher . at
$3.00 & 3.5o.
1 Womens Oxfords.
In black, vici kid, welt
and turn?, Cuban and Mili
tary heels at $1.60, 2.00 1
land 2.50. 1
AND SCENIC VIEWS. J