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Vol. XVII. No. 14.
CORVALIIS, OREGON, JUNE . 1901.
B. V. IRVTJTB
Editor and Proprietor,
Favc Vou Seen
Our New Arrivals
Goods and Shoes.
Call and See
Free Bus. Fine Light Sample Rooms.
,&irf f Hotel
j& ' 4f ; " 4" C J- c- Hammel, Prop. S
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Leading Hotel in Corvallis. Recently opened. New
brick building. vlfurnished. with 'modern con-
K veniences. Furnace Heat, Electric Lights, Fire Es
$k capes. Hot and cold water on every floor. Fine single
A3 rooms. Elegant suites.
gette Valley. .
?w Rates: $1 .00, $1.25 and
WE BO NOT OFTEN CHANGE
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 Cbinaware
A large and varied line.
Orders Filled Promptly and Com
plete. Visit our Store we do the
L.G. ALTMAIY, M. D.
Office cor 3rd and Monroe sta. Resi
dence cor 3rd and Harrison sts.
Hours 10 to 12 A. 31. 2 to 4 and 7
to 8 P. M. Sundays 9 to 10 A, M.
bona rail .
Leading house in th"Tillam-
$2.00 per day.
G. II. FARKA,
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.
FOUR . THOUSAND DRIVEN
BACK BY1500 BROWN MEN.
Russians Loee Six Hundred Men
Over One ; Hundred Japanese
Killed Russian Gunboat
'. Giliak Destroyed--; .
London. June 6 The Daily Tel
egraph's .Tientsin correspondent
wires: ' , . - . -
"Four thousand Russians belong
ing to General Stakelberg's brigade
May 31 engaged 15UO Japanese,
five miles south . of Wafanz Tieo.
The Russians were repulsed, losing
200 killed and 400 Wounded. Tbe
Japanese lott more than iQO killed.
Tokio, Jane 6. The Russian
gunboat Giliak was torpedoed and
destroyed at Port Arthur Saturday.
Chefoo, June 6. But two miles
separated the Japanese and Russian
armies on the Liao Tang Peninsu
la, June 2, .according to Chinese
who have arrived here from Dal-
The Japanese arm v reinforced by
those landed at Dalney, occupied
Twing Ching and Sanchimpo, sev
eral miles west of Dalny. They
then proceeded along the east coast
of Port Arthur. On one side of the
army are high mountains, and on
theother side is the sea, from which
the Japanese gunboats are support
ing the flank of the army. '
June 2 the Japanese forces were
within seven miles of the outer forts
of Port Arthur,- only two miles
from the Russian army, which is
ready to proteBtany farther advance
The Chinese believe that there will
be a big battle at this point. It is
also stated by the Chinese that tbe
Japanese have moved their base
to Dalny from Talienwan.
The larger Japanese snips are
anchored outside and the smaller
ones inside the harbor. Troops are
beicg landed, they say, from small
vessels, apparently coming from
Pitsewo 01 tbe Elliot Island. The
Chinese farther reported that a
number of Chinese have been shot
while attempting to get through the
Tokio, June 5. The Japanese
and Russian forces, located north of
Palantien, which were in a eeries
of brushes during the latter part of J
last week, had another encounter
Friday, June 3, near Chuciatun.
On that day the Japanese cavalry
met the Russians at noon.
The .Russians numbered 2000
men and were composed of infan
try, detachments of cavalry and ar
tillery. They were pressing the
Japanese cavalry when the Japan
ese assembled their entire force and
engaged the enemy. The Russians
drew off giadually, and at 5:30 in
the afternoon they retired to
Telissa. Tbe Japanese had four
men killed and four men wounded
in this fighting.
General Kuroki reports that Fri
day last a detatebment was
dispatch . from Ai Yang
Cheng (Ai Yang Pien Men)
to the northeast of Feng Wang
Cheng, to make a reconnoisance to
ward Chaimatsi (Siamats), 35
miles North of Feng Wang Cheng,
This detachment encountered
600 Cossacks, and after a brisk en
gagement the Russians retreated.
General Kuroki reports that the
Russians loss was heavy. The Jap
anese had one man killed and three
Burlington, Iowa, June 5. A
well-filled street car rushed down
Valley Hill street today and was
wrecked against a tree. Many of
the passengers were injured. One
lady passenger was killed and 16
were badly injured. Several suffer
ed broken arms and legs, and many
were badly cut about tbe head and
The break beam on the open elec
tric car broke just as the car began
the descent. The car dashed down
the long incline at a frightful speed
and the injured were . strewn on
both sides of the track dowa the
entire length of the hill. Several
of the injured are in a seriouB con
dition. . - '
Memorial day was not forgotten.
Quite a number visited the ceme-
tery and decorated the graves of
relatives and f fiends. ' "
Miss Lulo Spaight who has been
quite ill foe the past ten days is
W. R. Goodman is building a
fire plsce and flue for Clyde Tharp.
The picnic given by the Grang
ers at this place on last Saturday
was a success financially. . Owing
to Whooping bough in the neighbor
hood, the program was broken into
and the crowd was not as large as
usual. : The candy and ice cream
stands cleared $9o above all ex
penses, v .. J
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Waggenor
formerly of this place, but for the
past four years residents of Klam -
ath Falls are visiting, relatives in
this place. On account of the
climate they were obliged to leave
their home and may locate in Port
land for the present.
Mrs. Shedd of Corvallis, is spend
ing a week with her son, E. L.
A. P. Starr is building a shed,
and Ed Banton is assisting with
the work. .
W. F. Starr is elowly recovering
from the accident of last week. .
We notice several new hacks on
the road. Among the owners we
recognize J. H. Edwards, W. S.
Humphrey and Jaspar. Rickard.
M. M: Waltz and W. F. Starr
are placing telephone poles.
S. C. Starr is digging a dit. h in
which he will place a pipe to carry
water from a spring to his house.
F. A. Goodwin's house and con
tents has burned to the ground.
Some money was lost- It is very
onfortunata as both Mr. and Mrs.
Goodwin are old, and the latter Is
in poor health. . '
H. Underhill is branching out
in the dairy business. He brings
cream twice a week to the station.
Caves is improving in
He has been sick for some
The shadow social was quite a
financial success. They took in
about $35 which is to be spent for
new seats at the school house.
T. Ranney is busy buying won.
The ruling price seems to be 17
Mrs. F. E. Baker returned
Corvallis last week.
Gorvallis & Eastern
Time Card Number 22.
Train leaves Albany. ...... 11:45 p. m
- " Corvallis 2:00 p. m
" arrives Yaquina 6:2o p. m
Leaves Yaquina ....6:45 a. m
Leaves uorvalUs 11:30 a. m
Arrives Albany. 12:15 p. m
3 For Detroit: . :
lieaves Albany 7:00 a. m
Arrives Detroit .12:20 p. m
4 from Detroit:
leaves Detroit i:Uo p. m
Arrives Albany 5:55 p. m
Train No. 1 arrives in Albany in time
to connect with s r south bound train,
as well as giving two or three hours in
Albany oeiore departure ot s tr norm
Train No 2 connects with the S F trains
at Corvallis and Albany giviDg direct ser
vice to Newport ana adjacent Deacnes,
Train 3 for Detroit, Breitenbush and
other mountain resorts leaves Albany at
7:00 a. tn., reaching Detroit at noon, giv
ing ample time to reach the Springs the
For further information apply to
H. H. Cronise, Agent Corvallis.
Thos. Cockrell, Agent Albany.
Painting and Paper Hanging.
All orders promptly filled. Phone
05. Samuel Kerr.
Tall Men tm. Indlua.
A record of the height of Indiana
soldiers in the civil war shows that
out of 118,234 there were 15,047 5 feet
10 inches high, 8,706 5 feet 11 inches,
6,679 6 feet high, 2,614 6 feet 1 inch,
1,357 6 feet two inches, 406 6 feet .3
inches, and 336 over 6 feet 3 inches.
Commenting, on these statistics, Dr.
Gould, actuary of the United States
sanitary commission, writes: "It is
evident from our statistics that the
Indiana men are 1e tallest of all na
tives of the United States and these
latter the tallest of all civilized coun
tries." 1 - -
AN ANGRY , MOB
BULL FIGHT IN St. LOUIS PRE
VENTED BY THE GOV- '
The People Being Unable - to Get
Their Money Back Burn the ,
Grand Stand Engines
Stuck in the Mud. '
St, Louis, Jane 5. Incensed ov
er their failure to see "a genuine
Spanish bullfight," which the au-
j thorities had ordered stopped, a riot
, was started in an arena near the
'World's Fair grounds this evening
by a crowd of 2500 men and boys
who were unable to get their mon
ey back, and. the building was burn
ed to the ground.
Four men were placed under ar
rest by the authorities of St. Louis
county, charged with the destruc
tion of property. The crowd think
ing these men were connected with
the show, made an attempt to mob
them, and in their encounter with
the deputy sheriffs a numbejwere
roughly handled and some received
severe wounds. The building is
said to have cost $2500. It is a to
tal loss with no insurance. .
The initial performance by the
company of Spanish bullfighters
had been advertised widely, but the
governor, in response to numerous
complaints, ordered that it cannot
be allowed to take place. Despite
these orders a large crowd assem
bled in the arena at tbe advertised
time of opening.
Before the regular performance a
number of cowboys dine in some
bulls, which they ran around the
arena in true Wild Weet style.
The crowd soon became tired of
this and called for the bullfight.
The announcement was then
made that tbe bullfight would be
proceeded with. The matadors came
into the ring and the officials step
ped up to the announcer and hand'
ed him a paper, informing him the
fight should not take place
When this became known to the
crowd they leaped into the arena
and demanded the return of their
money. Failing to get this, the
crowd went to the office, which was
located in a Email building outside
the arena, and began to stone the
This was followed by attempts
to burn tbe arena, which is an im
mense building constructed of pine.
Bits of burning paper were thrown
at tbe woodwork, and finally some
one went inside and dropped t
lighted match in a pile of hay nn
der the arena. The whole structure
was soon afire and was soon de
The fire engine that responded to
tbe alarm stack in the mud, and
there was nothing to stop the pro
gress of the flames. The fire de
partment of tbe World's Fair was
called ont to protect the fsir
buildings should it become necessa
ry, but the wind blew in another
"Not being in the city every day,"
laid an occasional visitor to town,
"may make me more observant of small
things than you folk who are here all
the time. I have noticed, for instance,
tnat most men who wear panamas
tire the possessors of dirty headgear.
"This doesn't apply to the whole
aat, but only to the front. The front
Jnay be quite dark, while the, back is
,waice and clean. I suppose it happens
rso because there is much soft-coal
hmoke in the air and they are walking
pr riding against it every day. I have
never seen such a thing here before.
it seems strange, however, . con
cluded the visitor, according- to the
New York Mail and Express, "that the
use of soft coal should so change con
iitions here that you get a better
impression of a man when seeing him
from behind than when you meet him
face to face.
Immense fortunes have been made
out of the banana business. Revenues
do not accrue alone from the sale of
the fruit, for the leaves are used for
packing; the juice, being strong in
tannin, 'make an' indelible ink and
shoe blacking; the wax found on the
under side of the leaves is a valuable
article of commerce; manila hemp is
made from the stems, and of this hemp
are made mats, plaited work and lace
handkerchiefs of the finest texture?
moreover, the banana is ground into
banana flour. The fruit to be sold for
dessert is ripened by the dry warmth
of flaring gas jets in - the storage
-places in which it is kept, 'and care
has to be taken to prevent softening
or overripening. The island of Ja
maica yields great crops of this use
ful and money-making fruit.
REDUCED EXCRSION RATES.
P. and C. & E. Points to
. the Seaside and Mountain Re- '
' sorts for the Summer.
On and alter Jane 1st, 1904, the Soutfw
era Pacific in connection with the Cor-,
vallis & Eastern railroad, will have ou
sale round trip tickets from points on '
their lines to Newport, Yaquina and De
troit at very low rates, good for return 1
until October 10th. 1904, '.
Three day tickets to Newport and Ya
qnina, good going, Saturdays and return- .
ing Mondays, are also on sale from all
East side points, Portland to Eugene in
clusive, and from all TVestside points en
abling people to visit their families and '
spend Sunday at the seaside.
Season tickets from all Eastside points
Portland to Eugene inclusive, and from
all Westside points, are also on sale to
Detroit at very low rates, with stop-over-
privileges at Mill City or any point east
enabling touriBts to vixit the Santiam and
Breitenbnsch hotsprim: iu the Cascade
mountains, which can be reached in one
Season tickets will be good for return
from all points nntil October 10. Three
day tickets will be good going on Sat
urdays and returning Mondays only.
Tickets from Eagene and vicinity will
be good going vfa the Lebanon-Springfield
branch if desired. Baggage, os
Newport tickets checked through - to
Newport; on Yaquina tickets to Yaqnina
Southern Pacific trains connect with.
the C. & E. at Albany and Corvallis for
Yaquina and Newport. - Trains on the
C, & Efor Detroit will leave Albany
at 7 a m enabling tourists to the hot
springs to reach there the same day.
For information as to rates, with beau
tifully illustrated booklet of Yaquina and
vicinity can be obtained on application
to Edwin Stone, manager C &B; Albany
W E Coman, G. P. A. S. P Company,
Rate from Corvallis to Newport, 3.75.
" " - Yaquina, 3.25
Three-day rate from Corvallis to New
port. $2.50. '
Be Was Kfrwljr Wed. Bnt the OrdeoJ
W Too Much tar BU .
. - Patience. ,
"Tom, dear," said Mrs. Newlywed!
the other evening, just as they wer
about to leave the house for the the
ater, "I've left my fan on the dress
ing case in my room, and 1 can't go
without it. Won't you run up and
get it, that's a dear?"
Tom went up three steps at a time,
says the Philadelphia Ledger.- A mo
ment later his voice was heard, awfully
sharp for a man who had been married
but three months. .
"It isn't on the dresser." '
"Why, yes, it must be, dear. Look
in the upper drawer in that long blue
box iu the left-hand corner. Don't
muss things all up. Is it there?" ;;
"No, it isn't."
"Oh, it must be. Look good. Pound
"No, I haven't."
"Well, don't get cross about it. May
be I left it on the bed. Is it there?" t
"No. I'll be " -
"Tom! If you can't do a little favor
for your wife without swearing about
it, you needn't do it at all. Look in
the second drawer of the dresser in
that pink box. Is it there?"
"No, it isn't, and I knew it wasn't be
fore I looked!".
"You didn't know anythiag of the
sort! Do find it some place. We're
late now. Maybe it's on the mantel.
I know I laid it down some place
while I tied my bonnet. Is it on the
"No, it is not on the mantel. I'll
be eternally "
"Tom! If you don't stop I'll take off
my things and stay at home! If you'd
look for the fan instead of prancing
around you'd find it. See if it is in my
bonnet box. Sometimes I drop it in.
there. Found it?" . ,
"Found it?" snarled Tom, jeeringly.
"Talk about a needle in a haystack!!
It's nothing compared to a"
"Tom Newlywed! Just -is sure 3
you speak that way atrain I'll stay at
home. Look on the chairs and the
table and what are you doinff up
there, anyhow? Upsetting chairs and
kicking over things and growling like
some wild animal. I'd be ashamed.
I suppose I bhMl have to come up and
hunt for the fan myself, tired as I am.
Can't you find it?"
"Find nothing! A man might as
well hunt for the north pole or Capt.
Kidd's treasure or some particular
grain of sand in the bottom of the sea'
as to look for" -
"There, there! Stop making such a
pitiful spectacle of yourself. If I were
a man, I'd be a man! Look in the
closet oh. here's the fan. I declare
if it hasn't been lying here on the hall
Tack all the time. I remember now
that I laid it down when Tom Xewly
wed! I'd be serving you rig-ht if I
didn't go a step with you. Using such'
language! Come on. I suppose you'll
snarl and sulk all the way down town!"
And he did. ; :- fXP