Vol. 'XVII. No. 14. CORVALLIS, OREGON. MAY 25; 1904. B. F. IBTTtm Editor and Proprietor Si Our New Arrivals Dress Goods, ; Novelty Trimmings; Silks, Embroideries, Lace Belts, Collars, White Goods and Shoes. FOR GENTS .UIUUWIWUUUUUWUWU. Clothing, Hats, Neckware, Shoes, Shirts, Underware. Call and See A BIG REWARD GOVERNOR CHAMBERLAIN WOULD BRING CRIMINALS TO JUSTICE. Offers -Big Reward for Lake ty Murderer State Will $2500 For Slayers Sheep $300 Apiece Is Pledged from the-;-' State. Free Bus. Fine Light Sample Booms. - V - .lw - g- Hotel J. C. Hammel, Prop. Leadiog Hotel in Corvallis. Recently opened. New brick building. ylfurnished, with modern con veniences ' Fnrnao.ft TTfiflt. "El fip.tr in T,io-ht.s Fire V,a- capes. Hot and cold water on every floor. Fine single rooms. Elegant suites. Leading house in the W mam- 2s ette Valley. I llflt AS? ftl OH 1 OR an A 9. Art Vww Aatr '.' WE DO NOT 0FTN C5&NGB 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. Coun Pay of Plain and Fancy Chinaware A large and varied line. Orders Filled Promptly and Com plete. Visit our Store we do the rest. L.G. AL.TMAN, M. D. Homeopatbist Office cor 3rd and Monroe sts. Resi dence cor 3rd and Harrison eta. - Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 3 to 4 and 7 to 8 P. M. Sundays 9 to 10 A, M. hoaarsitliij - G. R. FARRA, Physician & Surgeon, Office up stairs back of Graham- & Wells drug store. Residence on the corner of Madison and Seventh. Tele phone at residence, 104. ' All calls attended promptly. Salem. May 20. A reward $2,500 has been offered by Gover nor Chamberlain lor the arrest and conviction of the murderer of Creed Conn, of Lake county, who was killed near Silver Lake two months and a half ago. - A reward of $300 has been of fered for the conviction of each of the men who participated in the killing of 2500 hundred sheep' in Lake county on April 28. This oner of reward is made without express authority of law but the governor feels confident that if convictions should be secur ed and the rewards earned, the leg islature would not hesitate to ap propriate money for the purpose. Secretary of Sttte Dunbar and State lreasurer Moore joined, with the governor in promising to lend their aid in securing the appropriation if the rewards should be earned. With a view to suppressing law lessness in Lake county, Governor Chamberlain has had copies of the offer of reward printed and has sent them to be posted in d liferent sec tions of that county. He has also written letters to the sheriff and dis trict ' attorney, urging them to do all in their power to apprehend the outlaws and pievent a repetition of the crime." The governor was induced to take this action by letters received from prominent citizens of Lake county. In these letters it was stated that the men who killed the sheep threat ened the life of any person who tries to apprehend them or who of fers a reward for their conviction, and for that reason men living in that vicinitj dare not tike steps to bring the criminals to justice. They appealed to' the governor to take some actioo in behalf of law-abiding people who live in constant terror 10 a land wiie re tney nave laoorea for years to build their homes. " The governor considers it. im practicable to send militiamen to Lake county, for the desperadoes operate in a region very thinly set tled and where it would beimpoesi ble for militiamen to capture a a criminal familiar with every mile of the wboin country. . The Gover nor s hope is that this offer of re- j ward will induce some person who ha? or may secure information to divulge the same to the end that the criminals may be taken into custo dy. The reward would be paid to any person giving the iofrrmation, even though he be an accomplice who confessed. Governor Chamberlain's letter to District Attorney to L. F. Cono, a brother of the murdered mau, is as follows: "Although I have been unofficial ly advised that a condition of law lessness prevails in Like county, I have believed and still , believe that the local authority s, aided by the citizens of the county, ought to find a remedy for existing evils. I have believed and etill believe that the rigid enforcement of the law by local authorities will speedily put an end to acts of vandalism aod lawlesness. This opinion is con firmed by the tact that no official appeal haB been made to me for ex ecutive interference. I am iust in receipt, however, of a complaint from reputable citi zens near the place where acts of lawlessness have been indulged in who believe that greater efforts ought to be made for the apprahen sion of those who nave been . guilty of the destruction of property and other acts of violence. From this source ! learn that deadlines have been established by the lawless el ementofthe community, and the owners of sheep are warned by them that if they cross the same they must incur the penalty of death as well - as the loss of property. Threats are made that persons who undertake ta discover the identity of those who have been engaged in the destruction of property of the citizens of. your county will be as sassinated.. ; -Under these circumstances I have deemed it my duty to appeal to you and through you to the law officers of your'coonty," to use your Utmost efforts rigidly to enforce the law, in order that those who have been engaged in the ruthless destruction ot property may be speedily identi fied,. apprehended and brought to justice. Without any request from the lo cal authorities for my interference, but acting upnn the suggestion of citizens of your county who are de terred by threats from offering re wards for the apprehension of men who : have been engaged in the wholesale slaughter of sheep and I th fipfltrtintirm nf nrnnfirtVi and in hope of assisting in the arrest and conviction of the criminals, have concluded to offer rewards, pledg ing the faith of the state to the pay ment as eoon as the legislature con venes.. : - ' : - I inclose you notices ot these re wards,, and I truet you will have them -posted in conspicuous places throughout your county. I sincere ly trust every effort will be made by you not only to apprehend those who have been guilty of the wanton destruction of proDerty, but to pre vent a recurrnce of such acts in the future." t i ,.; February 2 Band of 3000 sheep slaughtered by masked .men near Silver Lake; clubs and guns were used. . .' ' , March 4 JV- C. Conn, a wealthy Silver Lake merchant, went out af ter breakfast, from his home at Sil ver Lake, to visit a horse that had been poisoned, one of a valua ble team. Seven weeks latar bis body was found ia the ' pasture, within a short distance from town, perforated by two bullets. The ver dict of suicide, brought in by a cor oner s jury, was unsatisfactory to Conn;e friends. They allege he was murdered to cover up the crime of the sheepslayers, about whom Conn was supposed to know too much. He had been subjected to a number or peny persecutions, particularly after a trip to Lakeview, where he consulted with his brother Lafe, who is prosecuting attorney. April 28 A party of nine men rode up to a band of sheep belong ing to Parker, Price, Mulkey and O'Farrell. They wore barley sacks for masks. Out of 2700, 2300 sheep were killed outright: the' balance scattered to make food for coyotes. The offer of reward is as follows: Whereas, It has been charged that there is reasonable ground to believe that J. C. Conn, late of Sil ver Lake, in Lake county, Oregon, was assassinated on March 4, 1904; and. Whereas, It has been charged that on April 28, 1904, a band of about 2500 sheep were shot and killed by masked men in said coun ty, the herders thereof blindfolded and compelled to stand by while the property of their employers were destroyed. ' - Now, therefore, J, tieorge Ji. Chamberlain, as governor of the stats of Oregon, hereby offer re wards as follows: $2500 for the arrest and convic tion, or tor information wmcn will lead to the arrest and conviction cf the murderer or murderers of said J. C. Conn; ...... ! $300 for tha arrest and convic tion, or for information that will lead to . the arrest and conviction, of each and every one of the men who destroyed or participated in destroying said sheep on or about April 28, 1904. The payment cf these rewards is conditioned upon an appropriation to be made by the legislature, which I promise to do all in my power to bring about in case sal(l rewards are, or any part thereof, earned. Given under my hand . and the great seal of the Btate of Oregon, at the Capitol, in Salem, this 19th day of May, A. D , 1904. GEO.E. CHAMBERLAIN. Gov. F. I. DUNBAR, Sec. of State. A HUGE CLOUDBURST CAUSES A DISASTROUS FLOOD IN COLORADO. Houses Float Among Trees, and 1 People Cry fr Help Several : Towns Inundated People -: -. J and Stock Have Been i . f Drowned River : W - a Mile Wide. Denver, May 20. A cloudburst at the. head of the Cache la Poudre river caused that stream to over flow its banks, and meager reports received here indicate that great damage has been caused by the flood and several lives lost. The rush of the flood caused the dam which holdB the water of Living ston Lake, 65 miles above Fort Col lins, to break, and this added vol umes of water to the flood which swept down the ' Cache Poudre. At Fort Collins the river is now over a mile . wide, and already a number of the frame dwellings of the residents of the Russian colony of 600 have been swept from their foundation. About one-halt of the people succeeded in getting out of their houses before the Hood was upon them. The remainder are. how ever, tonight in a perilous position. Their houses can plainly : be seen floating among the trees, 1 and shouts ani other signals of distress seen and beard. A few of the hous es hove entered the current of the river and been swept down stream, and perhaps ehattered or sunk and their occupants drowned. Rescue parties are in readiness to leave Fort Coll ns with the first break of day. The floods in the Cach la Poudre and other streams are due to heavy rains today. Livermore, Belleview, La Porte, Wellington and a portion of Fort Collins are under four to five feet of water, and in some cases the wa ter reaches to the eaves of the hous es. Five iron wagon bridges and two railroad bridges in the vicinity of Fort Collins have been swept awav and two miles of the Colorado & Southern tracks washed out, Several thousands acres of beets and vegetables have been destroyed, and hundreds of head of livestock drowned. The water system of the city of Fort Collins has been sen ously damaged, and all of the irri gation canals and ditches badly washed. Twelve big reservoirs a long the Cache la Poudre are threat ened with destruction. A foot of water covers the floor of the sug&r factory .. Wreckage of bouses, house. hold goods and carcasses of dead animals are being carried by Fort Collins. Fmm Greeley, about 25 miles east of Fort Collirjs, comes the in formation that a number or wagon bridges between there and Fort Collins have been washed away and tha Colorado & southern rail way bridge at Timnath, about mid way between the two towns is wrecked. No trains were sent ou on that line tonight. Ibe mcne la rouare river runs through one of the most thickly-set tied and richest-agricultural die trictB of Colorado. A large portion of the northern part of the state irrigated from this stream, and number of immense reservoirs have been constructed for the purpose of storing the water. Should the force of the waters rush weaken these sufficiently to cause a break aod re lease the stored water, the result could be nothing but disastrous. Wire communication with the flood section is fitful, and all the towos along the upper river have been en tirely cut off. out, and its tracks have been weak ened on the line between Cheyenne and Greeley, Col. -v . In Cheyenne the long embank ment on which runs the Union Pa cific track has been pierced in two places, the embankment is hold ing the flood, and the water has ac cumulated to a depth of 20 feet and extending over a space two miles wide and several miles in length. Pueblo, Colo.. May 20. The heaviest hailstorm saen in this city tor many years started at I 0 clock this afternoon. Hail that weighed more than three ounces fell to . a depth of an inch. Considerable damage was done, and hundreds of windows were broken. The principal business houses in the city having skylights and tile roofs are all damaged, and many merchants suffered loss of stock from the hail "pouring uir. h the broken skylights. Suni ot i e hail stones measured 14 m lies in cir cumference. In seveiai instances the largest stones punctured shing led roofs and fell clear through to the floor. Nearly 100 persons were injured by being Btruck with big hailstones. To Mexican children living at Salt Creek were reported killed. London, May 21, A dispatch to the St. James Gazette from Kobe, Japan, dated today, after confirm ing the report of .the stranding of the Russian protected cruiser Bo gatyr on the rocks nearthe entrance to Vladivostok, adds that thee Bo- gatyr was subsequently blown up by the Russians to prevent her fall ing into the bands of the Japanese. The Bogatyr, which according to the Kobe correspondent of the St. James Gazette, has been destroyed. was a fine modern cruiser of 6750 tons displacement, and 2o,5oo nor mal horsepower. She was built at the Vulcan Works, tStetin, Germa ny: was completed 'in 1902: was 4163-4 feet lone; bad s44 feet beam, and drew 20f feet of water. The armanent of the Bogatyr con sisted of 12 six-inch guns, 123-inch guns, six 1.8-inch guns, two 1.4 inch guns, and two smaller rapid- fire guns. She had torpedo tubes, her armored deck was two inches thick, and she had - five inches of nickel-steel armor over her gun po sitions. The speed of the Boeatvr was estimated to be over 23 knots an hour. She could carry lloo tons of coal, and her crew numbered 58o men. New York, May 21. The United States battle ship Kentucky anch ored off Tompkinsville today, hav ing made the world's record run for a warship from Hong Kong and Maderia to New York. The total distance steamed was 12,698 miles from Hong Kong, at an average speed of 12.o7 knots. The whole distance was made under natural draught. The Kentucky has been in commission a li tie more than four years, and her. first run was out to the China station. She has been the flagship of the squadron for three years, and bre flown the flag of Rear-Admiral Evans for more than two years. She left Ma nila on March 13, docked at Hong Korjg March 15, and sailed for borne on March 29. Liao Yang, May-2o. Two slight ly wounded prisoners, who escaped from the Japanese camp after the battle of Kiu Lien Cheng have ar rived. They say that the Japanese are treating their wounded prison ers with the greatest humanity. The camp from which these prison ers escaped, contained 45o wounded Russian prisoners. The queen of the carnival will crowned Wednesday evening at o'clock. The mayor will . present " with the keys of the city. be 8-30 -her Denver, May 20. A telephone message to .the Associated Press from its correspondent at Cheyenne, Wyo say b that .the crow river, which runs through Cheyenne, is running full as a result of heavy rains today. . Eight to 12 miles of the main line of the Union Pacific railway and eeveral rxiles of the roadbed of the Colorado & Southern railroad have been washed out. The river in Cheyenne has spread out over the lower section', now flooding the dwellings and business houses. : Six persons are known to have been drowned. The Union Pacific track at Bu ford, 26 miles west of Cheyenne, is washed out in many places. Two of tbat comp&ny'd bridges have gone PeDdleton, Or., May. 21. Mrs. AnDie Engle, wife of John Engle, committed suicide today by drown ing in the Umatilla . river. The body W8S found this afternoon lodg ed in the brush a short distance . from the point where it is supposed the woman jumped into the river. Acute melancholly and ill-health are given as the cause. Mrs. En gle had been ill for fvrnl y-ars, and. during thelat six ti.on'h- was extremely despondent, rsise'ufts note as followe: "This awful pain 1 can't stand any more, even for my boy's sake. I go 10 the river to end it all. God bless you both." : 1 bat Mrs. Engle bad premedi tated suicide is shown by the fact that she bad tagged many of her personal effects, bequeathed them to friends and relatives. She left a son Claud, in San Fransisco, arid two sistersio Spokane. . She was 5o years olJ. Just received the finest line of cloth ing. We bought this from the best manufacturers and every suit is guar anteed. Call and see us for clothing. See our men's suit at $10, it is a marvel. k Henkle & Davis. Eat ice cream and cake with the Rus sians every evening.