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County Clerk's &tf ot
Vol. XVII. Xo. 11.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, MAY 4, 1904.
B. F. 1KV1NB
Editor ud FTopriater
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HE IS BELIEVED TO BE J AS.
DUNHAM, MURDERER OP
THE McGLINCY FAMILY.
L. G. ALTMAX, M. D.
Office cor 3rd and Monroe eta. . Resi
dence cor 3rd and Harrison sts.
Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 2 to 4 and 7
to 8 P. M. Sundays 9 to 10 A, M,
bone residence 315.
G. R. FARRA,
Physician & Surgeon,
Office up stairs back of Graham &
Wells' drug store. Residence on the
corner of JIadisou and Seventh. Tele
phone at residence, 104.
All calls attended promptly.
Reward of $11,000 Was Hanging
Over His Head, Dead or Alive
Other Items of News.
San Jose, Cal., April 29. News
has been received here flat, if Drov
ed true, will forever Bet at rest the
fate of James Dunham, the sextu
ple murderer, whose destruction of
the McGlincy family nearly a dec
ade ago shocked the whole of A
merica. A telegram reeeived here last
night says that a wild man who for
years has lived in lower California,
when approached by hunters in the
mountains put up such a fight that
the men were compelled to kill
him in self defense. An examina
tion of the body leads to the belief
that the wild man was none other
than Dunham, over whose head
there Btill hangs a reward of $11,
000 dead or alive.
The identification will at this
late date bs difficult, as it would
hinge largely ou his teeth, where
dental work of peculiar construc
tion was done, and the description
of which was used as one of the fea
tures when the chase for his cap
ture waB warm.
The crimes of Dunham was com
mitted so long ago that a greater
portion of newspaper-readers have
forgotten them. Dunham, who was of
respectable parents, well liked, and
a young man of fairly good habits,
became enraged at his wife's rela
tives. Either through insanity or a
deliberate desire to kill, he decided
to annhilate the entire family after
having had a slight quarrel with
bis wife. . "' "
Arming himself with a revolver
of large calibre, he went to the
home of Colonel McGlincy,, bis
Ifife'saheTwhere he Slew his "wife
as she lay in bed beside their infant
sod. He threw a pillow over the
child's head with the evident inten
tion of smothering it to death. Pick
ing up an ax from a woodshed he
killed Mrs. McGlincy and a servant
McGlincy was brutally shot down
after being wounded and seeking
refuge in an outbuilding, from the
inside of which he vainly pleaded
with Dunham to 6 Dare his life. Mc-
Glincy's stepson, Charles Wells, ap
peared, and he too fell dead beneath
Dunham's unerring aim. A hired
man was shot through the door of a
stable, where he was concealed, and
the other hired man was pursued by
Dunham, but succeeded in hiding
himself beneath the hay in a mang
er. Dunham then sprang upon a
horse and fled down the road in pur
suit 01 a passemy, wnom be evi
dently thought was the hired man.
From behind a fence, where he
lay cowering in the moonlight, in a
perfect pamlysis of fear, a neigh
boring youth, who had been attract
ed by the sounds of the shooting,
overheard the pit adiDgs of the aged
UoloDel McGlincy, the cuolery and
fiual threats of his merciless slayer,
tied witneesed the tragedies. He
gave speedy alarm.
Tbe citizens of San Jose subscrib
ed to and augmented the reward of
fered by the state until the total
footed $11,000. More than a thous
and men participated in the man
hunt, but Dunham was never over
taken. Some years ago the report
came from lower California that
Dunham had been seen near Tia
Juaca, but officers who hastened
there were unable to locate him and
the search was finally abandoned.
It is doubtful if the full amount of
the reward, or even the greater por
tion of it, could now be collected, as
many of the heaviest subscribers
are dead, others have suffered finan
cial losses and etill others have
moved to other and unknown pla
ces. Dunham's sister who is an emi
nently respectable woman, still re
sides near here, but to escape the o
dium of the name of Dunham peti
tioned and was granted by the state
legislature another, under which
she is now known.
A decisive struggle is anticipated
todays (Sunday). On Thursday,
the Japanese effected a crossing on
the Yalu and secured a lodgment
on the right bank of the river.
The fighting on Saturday was at
long range, and there was a duel
with heavy guns across the river.
Fighting was resumed today at
daylight. The Russian force is es
timated at 80,000. The Japanese
lo3s is reported to have' been
small thus far.
Seattle, April 29. Fifty cattle
were killed outright and five crip
pled so badly they had to be shot
and four cattle cars were smashed
into kindling -wood in a wreck on
the Northern Pacific at Itenton
Junction early this morning. The
loss is about 8,000.
Four cars of extra cattle which
were in a train bound from Port
land to Seattle tumbled off the high
trestle across the marshes of Black
river and dropped 35 feet. - Three
went on one side of the track and
one on the other. With the excep
tion of the engineer and fireman,
the members of the crew were on
the rear end of the train, so that
loss of human life was avoided.
BIG LAND VICTORY.
THE JAPS CHARGE THROUGH
WATER WAIST DEEP AND
ROUT THE ENEMY.
Washington, April 30. Reports
have reached the state department,
the sources of which the officials do
not care to divulge, to the effect
that a great battle has been fought
on tho Yalu river, resulting in a
complete victory. Details are un
obtainable. , The' Japanese legation here has
no news confirming the reports, but
the matter has aroused intense in
terest in official circles. '
Reports which have from time to
time reached the Washington gov
ernment indicated that the two ar
mies would not come into touch
before May 1, and that whatever
occurred was nothing more than
outposts skirmishes and collisions
between scouting parties.
: It is believed now, however, that
the weaih r conditions in Manchu
ria have improved sufficiently to
facilitate the movements of troops
and artillery and that the two van-
gether a few days in advance of the
expected date. -
The latest advices place the scene
of the crossing of the Yalu at Chin
Sien Cheng, a town on the Manchu
rlan side ol the river, which it is
reported was finally captured by
tbe Japanese. The date of the bat
tle is stated to have been last Tues
day, and the delay in receiving the
news is ascribed to the absence of
telegraphic facilities in this remote
quarter of Manchuria.
Lian Lang, April 27. On April
23, Tbe Russians observed that the
Japanese were making preparations
to cross the Yalu r ver. On the
night of April 25, two steamers
and two torpedo-boats were noticed
at the mouth of the river. They
approached the ehore at daylight,
and the Japanese commenced to
build a pontoon bridge on tbe left
tributary. A second pontoon was
being prepared ten miles up stream.
At three o clock the same after
noon the Japanese occupied the isl
and of Samolindo, to which they
carried pontoon boats, etc. The
night passed quietly, the torpedo
boats maintaining a cereful watch
in case the troops ashore should be
attacked, and examiningthe mouth
of the river by means of search
lights. At 3:40 o'clock the next morning
the Japanese cruised the rivet near
the village of Tchang Dijiu, where,
however, the Russian outposts com
menced firing upon them. The
Russian advance guards had been
fumed with a small gun, and
they succeeded in destioying the
pontoon constructed near Wiju.
The wrecked pontoon was carried
away by the current, and further
Japanese bridging operations ceas
ed, but the Japanese continued to
cross by another pontoon south of
Wiju. A Japanese column, with a
battery of artillery, approached Tu
renchen at midday, but the Russian
skirmishes met them with sharp
firing, evidently giving them trouble
as they retired with the battery,
which made no attempt to answer
the Russian fire.
Tokio, May 1. Advices from the
front says the Japanese force began
an attack on the Russians on the
Yalu River last Tuesday. The bat
tle was continued Wednesday,
Thureday, Friday and Saturday.
London, May 1. The Observer
say 8 it understands that the Japan
ese legation here has received a long
dispatch confirming the report's of
fighting on the Yalu river, but the
contents of the dispatch are not
Go to Blaekledge's for window shades
In the Face ot a Heavy Fire ,They
Rush Russian Works and Sweep
Everything Before Them
Dead, Wounded and
Artillery Left by
Tokio, May 2. The war office
has received a dispatch from Gen
eral Kuroki, commanding the Jap
anese advance, wmcn tells of a
Japanese victory in the first gener
al engagement on land of the war.
Ihe Russian army of 30,000, which
General Kuropatkin boastfully de
clared would sweep the Japanese
into the sea, is completely routed
and was compelled to retreat in con
fusion on Feng Haan Cheng.
The Russian losees are very
heavy, while those of the Japanese
are declared to have been much
smaller than might have been ex
pected, considering that they had
to wade the Yalu river in the face
of a withering fire from the . Rus
sians, who were very strongly en
trenched. The Russian artillery
had been silenced by the Japanese
guns, and they carried the Russian
entrenchment in a gallant bayonet
charge in which the men vied with
the officers, to be the first to reach
the interior of tbe Russian position.
Nothing could stop the troops,
who, tired with their long stay in
the trenches near Wiju, were anx
ious to show that the army was ful
ly as able to bring honor to the Mi
kado's colors as has been the navy.
General Kuroki's report states
that at daybreak on Sunday the
Japanese artillery, during the night
bad been posted on the left bank
of the Yalu, opened fire on the Rus
sian entrenchment3, which extend
ed lor iaxu jniloa along the -bank: of
the river from Klu Lien Cheng to
Yuju Ko. Shell after shell burst
ed along the line and one after the
other the Russian guns were dis
mantled and put out of service.
The fire was kept up until the
last of the Russian guns had been
sileaced. Immediately a general as
sault was ordered, and, despite a
severe rine nre wmcn mied the air
with hail, the intrepid Japanese
waded the river, which was waist
deep, and were soon on the right
bank, it bad been planned that
me lines wouia reiorm so soon as
the Manchurian bank was reached,
Dut tneir was no stopping tbe un
dersized- soldiers, and with their
bayonets fixed to the muzzles of
their pieces they swept on up to
ward the Russian trenches.
It was beyond the power of human
strength to stop this charge and in
exactly 45 minutes the Kuseian po
sition bad been captured, and the
army ot 3U,iuu men was in lull re
treat toward Feng Huan Cheng
The bugle ordering tbe .charge
sounded at 8:15 and at 9 o'clock
the entire line of Russian entrench
ments, lour miles in length was in
the possession of General Kuroki's
The Russians left many dead and
wounded in the abandoned trench
es, as well as a number of cannon
wbich the Russians had been una
ble to keep with them in their hur
ried retreat. No attempt was made
to follow the Russians. All that
had been planned by the general
staff had been accomplished. The
right bank of the Yalu bad been
gained and a base in Manchuria,
which is so necessary to ultimata
The second army can now cross
the Yalu without encountering any
opposition, while the Japanese are
in a position to land the fleet of
transports on which the third army
is at present being embarked in the
wide mouth of the Yalu at the very
point where General Kuropatkin
boasted a week ago that the Rus
sians would always remain.
All through Saturday night reg
iment after regiment of Japanese
soldiers crossed the main stream of
the Yalu, just above Wiju, where a
bridge was completed at 8 o'clock
Saturday night, and the second
Japanese army and the Imperial
Guards immediately began crossing.
They advanced and occupied the
hills back of Cosan, facing the Rus
sian position on the Tight bank of
the river. At a late hour Saturday
night General Kuroki telegraphed
to the general staff of the army:
"1 will attack the enemy on May
1 at dawn."
True to his promise, General Ku- '
roki at daylight today centered all
his artillery on the Russian posi
tion and to this fire the Russians
made reply with all their batteries.
At 7 o'clock in the morning the
Russian battery at .Yoshoko was
silenced and half an hour later
General Kuroki ordered his entire .
line, stretching ' for four miles to
Vladivostok. April 29. Admiral
Yezzen's four cruisers, which made
a dash off the Corean coast, is be
ing cleaned today.
Details of the cruise show that
the equadron met the Japanese
transport Kinshiu Maru at 11 o'
clock on the night of the 27th. The
latter'a commander mistook the
Russian vessels for the Japanese
squadron and signalled that he had
coal for them. The Russian com
mander signalled an order tor the
transports to stop, whereupon the
Japanese, discovering their mis
take began to lower their boats and
Eteam pinnaces in an effort to es
cape, but the Russian steam cut
ters captured all of them.
Apparently Done was left on
board, but an examination revealed
the fact that six infantry officers
were in the cabin and in another
part of the ship were 130 infantry
men who refused to surrender.
Admiral Yezzen ordered the men
away, but the Japanese soldiers op
ened fire, wounding a Russian cox- '
swain, after which the transport :
was sent to the bottom by a me
chanical mine and a few shells.
The : Japanese - aboard did not
cease firing and made no attempt
to save themselves, although they
had a launch left.
Shots rang from the Japanese
guns until the waters closed over
the headsof the intrepid soldiers.
t urtber reports of the sinking of
the Kinshiu . Maru this afternoon
state that altogether 210 prisoners
were taken. - 183 were taken from
the transport and include a colonel
and a high staff officer. .
Tokio, April 29.- According to
the Japanese account, only 73 Jap
anese were killed and drowned .
when the transport Kinshiu Maru
As the ship went down several
soldiers 'committed suicide. Two
captains and three lieutenants were
among those that went down. The
transport became separated from
Vladivostok, Aptil 29. The Jap
anese fleet was sigbted again 011
this port this afternoon.
St. Louis, April 18. One of the
most attractive cards in the outdoor
exhibits of the forestry display at
the St. Louis fair is the big spruce
log which will represent Oregon
there. It is a veritable monster,
and thousands of people are daily
attracted by its enormous size. It
is by far the largest log on the
grounds, and old timers cannot re
member when they have seen any
thing nearly so large. It towers
above the other outdoor exhibits
and can be seen for a long distance.
General Superintendent Wehrung
thought that he had a white ele
phant on his hands, as there seems
to be no feasible means of unload
ing the log and getting it into posi
tion. But atter carefully looking
over the ground, he decided to have
a launching, and accordingly ways
were prepared and jacks brought in
to use. Even then it was no easy
matter to move the huge monster,
whi h weighed 50,0J0 pounds.
Quite a crowd of spectators had
gathered to witness the sight, and
they were not disappointed, for the
log seemed to be alive and went
tumbling and rolling down the Ion?
slope like a young cub after honey.
It brought up within a few feet of
its long resting place, where it was
placed on a cradle, to be the pet of
Ritzville, Wash, April 30. Vic
tor Ahem, the 16-year-old son of
Mrs. Ahem, a widow living seven
miles northeast of town, was killed
this morning by the North Coast
limited striking his wagon while
crossing the tracks one block east
of the depot. The wagon was de
molished and Ahem was thrown
upon the cowcatcher of the locomo
tive and carried for a block and a
half to the regtilar stopping place
of tbe train.
Iron beds at Blaekledge's new furni-r