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Vol. XVII.-No. 37.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, NOVEMBER 33.1904.
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FIRE AT WORLD'S FAIR
MISSOURI STATE BUILDING
GOES UP IN SMOKE. .
Modes' Pioneer Gun Store
punters Supplies, TIsbing Cackle,
SEWIXG MACmXE EXTRAS
Stock of 6 Bodes af Big Bargain
Hot-Water Heater in the Basement
Blows Up Explosion CauseB
- Blaze One Fremen Meets
- Death and Several Are :
; Injured Loss-Is
"' About $225,000. W ;
World's Fair Grounds, St. Louis,
Nov. 19. The Missouri state build
ing was destroyed by. fire tonight,
resulting from the explosion of a
hot-water heater in the basement.
Instantly the flames shot up
through the rotunda and the north
wine and cupola were a solid mass
of flames within ten minutes after
the explosion. The loss cannot be
estimated accurately, - owing to tbe
temporary nature . of the construc
tion material, which has no, salvage
value. The principal loss is in the
contents of the building. - The
building cost $145,000, and in the
building were , 75,UUU worth . of
furnishings, the most . valuable of
which were portraits of ex-Missou
ri governors and supreme Judges
These cannot be replaced.
The fire was the most epectacu
lar that has occurred in St. Louis
in years. Thousands of persons
hurried from all portions of the
grounds, attracted by the sheet of
flames that spurted from the top
of the cupolas, making a far great
er brilliancy than tbe illumination
ot ail the buildings. , A , wind was
blowing from the south, and the
flames shot down the northern side
of the cupola , and met a sheet of
flames which enveloped the north
em wing. Instantly the building
was aflame from top to bottom, in
the northern half. . Sparks were
carried over the United States build
ing as far northwest as the Liberal
Arts Palace. Bucket brigades were
faumedrto- the roofa of these"lui ld
ibgs, preventing ignition.
Meantime from, all quarters of the
grounds the fire departments had
responded anefwere augmented by
other fire departments. Salvage
corps were formed by both Jeffer
son Guards and World s Fair visit
ore, and as much property as could
be secured within a few moments
was carried into the Louisiana state
pavilion. Eight streams of water
poured into the burning building
with apparently little effect, the fire
steadily eating its way until only a
portion of the south wing was left
M. T. Djvis, president of the
World's Fair commission, was in
the building when the explosion oc
curred. He said: ,
"The building as it stood, with
all the furnishings, cost in the
neighborhood oi $225,000. There
was not a dollar of insurance. If
we had endeavored to sell the build'
iog, we could not probably have re'
alized more than $5000."
Mrs. Bell Hall Small, of Sedalia,
Mo., one of tne Btate hostesses,
rushed into her apartments in the
building to secure some valuables.
A firemen followed her into the
smoke and found her lying on the
floor, overcome. Placing a wet
handkerchief over her face he car
ried her into the open air, where
After the flames were under con
trol and had been sufficiently ex'
UDguisnea to admit tne nremen en
tering the building the south wall
fell without warning and buried
Lloyd Randolph .'driver of the city
engine No. 28, and Frank O'Con
nor, of the city truck No. 9. Sev
eral 'others only escaped by a small
margin. George Carenbach was
killed and Jerry Fagan was proba
bly fatally Injured, both of the
World's Fair track No. 4. It was
necessary for the truck, to pass
through the mining gulch and ow
ing to the darkness tbe horses lost
the road. They separated . when
approaching a large tree, the Jpole
striking the obstruction with terri
fic force, upsetting the truck and
hurling the crew in every direction.
Several etrfams of water were In
stantly directed upon the debris
covering the men, and they were
rescued before the fire epread to
where they were entombed. The
men were badly bruised, and it is
thought that Randolph is fatally
injured. Four hours after the fire
was discovered Chief Swingley, of
the St. Louis department, announc
ed that the fire was extinguished.
VOakesdale, Wash,, Nov. . 18.
The 2"-year-old son ef Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Olson, four miles . Booth west
of Tefcoa, was burned to death in a
short time. Baby Olson, a3 he was
known, and his older brothers and
Bisters were playing with matches
and in some manner the youngest
of the four children's clothing
caught on fire. - The baby immedi
ately ran to tbe bedside of his sick
mother, but she was nnabhv to do
anything for her cbild. ' ThV little
fellow died by her side, shortly, af
ter reaching her. , The flames were
drawn down his throat into the 1
FOUND .: GUILTY.
OF . THE MURDER OF HlS
' FATHER AND MOTHER;
Received the r. Verdict Without
Emotion Alabama Students "
v 'Attempt to Lynch a '
Auburn, Cal.", Nov. 18. Adolph
Weber received the news of tbe cor
oner's j ury 's verdict chargin g him
with the murder of his father, moth-
i.. ii,.-.ij.wKI j er. sisier ana oromer wiinoui an-
sisters are all young they did.' not parent emotion and said nothing as
know the daneer of playing : with , upuuuuuuraiiiiug i.
matches. The mother, who, has
bsen very ill for several weeks, was
severely burned about the arms.
At noon today she was very weak
and not able to speak above a whis
be sent to Omaha, where two Ra
ters reside. The deceased was 25 .
years old and had been with the
road eight years. He was well to
do, having considerable valuable
timber land in Oregon. He was
one of the most careful and faithful
employes. He was unmarried.
:t .: Philomath Items.. , .. ...
Mr. and Mrs. Blackerbee, of Ban-
don, are visitiDg at, the home of
Mrs. Blackerbee'a father, Air. F. r.
Clark.. - .
Mr. Fowels, of Washington, came
last week to attend Philomath Col'-'
lege. - t-H -
Rev. Clark, presiding FJde1 - in
Cat. conference, U. Br church, was
bete last week visiting his daugh
ter who is attending the College of
"Mr; & Mrs. Trenholm have mov
into their new residence.
r ,Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Miller of
Scio, are here visitingheir brother,
Mrr McDonald. . , '2 v
- Mrs. Norwood, of Brucej is Visit
ing friends in Philomath. .n
. A.- Woods,' of Monmouth, has
boughtjthe Dexter property . and
will move here in the near future.
. Nimbler A Watters have sold the
3ftfchin- f a-r'ta"t,fcMi'-&rJ Stoainy
of Nebraska. Mr. McClun is think
ing of moving to Eastern Oregon
Mrs. B. Pugsley went to Idaho
last week to see her sister, who is
Helen Harrison arrived last week
from Ellensburg, Wash., to remain
for the holidays.
Mr. & Mrs. O. C. McFarland, of
Prosser, Wash., are visiting Robert
McFarland and family of this place.
H. Underhill came in from Phil
Caseie Harrison was a Corvallis
John Schlosser, of Albany, visit
ed tbe home of Mr. and Mrs. H.
Harrison a few days.last week.
Helen Harrison visited Albany
last week. -
Mrs. Emma Mattoon and son
were Corvallis visitors Monday.
T. Ranney is a business visitor
at Corvallis this week.
Mrs. Mark Caves is ill at her pat
His demeanor in court this morn
ing was unchanged. R. J. Hancock
gave some ' important testimony,
which still further complicates the
mystery,' as Mr. Weber's body was
found in the bath room. He testi
fied that he was one ot the first per
sons there, and saw Mrs. Snowden,
who was screaming, and Mr. Mo
Kinstry.' He broke the lower pane
of the front window of the front
room, from which "the bodies were:
taken out. Ashe came down the
steps of the porch - he thought
Adolph Weber came up. He sayB
the child was carried out by a tall
man. . The back ' window , of the
dining room was broken and there
was no fire In that room., . ;
'.The whole hall was on fire, and
no one could have passed . through
it. The bathroom was all dark
when the house was , pretty - well
burned down. He broke the win
dow and looked in. but could see
nothing, and there was. no fire in
the rooml When he tried to get in
to the front room it was so full of
smoke that he could not ' see the
floor. He could not tell how Adolph
was dressed when he met him
J; K. CDreviwent when the fire
bell rang and saw Mrs; Snowden
and Chris.Henry.- Mrs. Weber was
brought out 61 the burning house
firat;--Onfrtjfv her -tegs was fbalf
burned off. They beat out the fire
in her clothes with their hats. This
was also done to Bertha Weber's
body. We heard afterward that
Adolph Weber was near the fence,
not on the porch.
D. Lubech, proprietor of the pla
cer County Bank, denied on the
stand the rumor that Julius Weber
repaid tbe money stolen in the rob
bery of that institution, or offered
to repay it.
The strained relations between
District Attorney Robinson and At
torney Tabor came to a climax to
day. Blows were exchanged and a
lively fight was in progress when
Undersherifl May interfered and
Oregon City,' Or., Nov. 18.
While hunting this morning with
an older brother at their home near '
Highland, Trapey, the 15-year-old
eon of Samuel McSherry, was Bhot
and seriously wounded-In cross
ing a field, tbe two brothers became
Separated for a distance of about 50
yards. ; J-:; -iv'-.-V.i'vr
Attracted by a flock of birds, the .
older brother, who was. not aware
that his brother was not beside him,
turned and excitedly. fired, ' several
of the charge of birdshot striking
Tracey on the upper part of the
forehead and, glancing, produced
slight ecalp wounds. One of the
stray shots entered, the right eye
nearihe nose and may cause the in
jured bop the Iobs of the eye. '
Chefoo, Nov. 16. The captain of
the Russian torpedo-boat destroyer
Katstoropony, which put into this
harbor early this morning, has no
tified the Chinese authorities that
she will disarm. It is believed that "
this decision was arrived at after
communicating with St. Petersburg.
There is reason to . believe 1 that
Japanese cruisers have been watch
ing tbe.; port,' although a steamer
which has just arrived, saw no Jap
anese war vessels. "
Gorvallis & Eastern
Card Number 22.
2 For Yaquina:
Train leaves Albany 12:45 P- n
' " Corvallis....... 1-45 p. m
" arrives Yaquina. ....... 5:40 p. m
- leaves Yaquina 7:15 a. m
Leaves Corvallis 11:30 a. in
Arrives Albany 12:15 p. m
3 For Detroit:
Leaves Albany. 1:00 p. m
Arrives Detroit 6:00 p. m
4 from Detroit:
Leaves Detroit 6:30 a. m
Arrives Albany Il:i5 a. m
Train No. 1 arrives in Albany in time
to connect with S P south bound train,
as well as giving two or three hours in
Albany before departure of S P north
Train No 2 connects with the S P train
at Corvallis and Albany giviDg direct ser
vice to Newport and adjacent beaches
Train 3 for Detroit, Ereitenbush and
other mountain resorts leaves Albany at
1:00 p.m., reaching Detroit at 6:00, giv
ing ample time to reach the Springs the
- For further information apply to
' New York, Nov. 11. Six of the
biggest trusts and corporations in
tbe United fata tea have joined in a
war of extermination on labor un
ions according to a .statement just
issued by several of the most influ
ential bodies affiliated with the Fed
eration of Labor. . .
. The aggregate .capitalization of
these trusts is given at $2,000,000,- .
000, and thei aiul js to-redaee wag--
es, increase hours and re-arrange -conditions
so big dividends can be
The corporations named are the
United States Steel .Corporation,
tbe International Harvesting Ma
chine Company, the United States
Rubber Company, the Glucose Su
gar Company, the Pullman Com
pany and the Chicago, Rock Island
and Pacific Railroad.
Incidents of lowered wages, in
creased hours and closed plants
during the past year are cited as ev
idence of the war's beginning.
Another feature of the trust plan is
said to be determination to em
ploy ho m t: in '35 years
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 14.
An attempt to lynch a negro by a
number of students of the Alabama
Polytechnic Institute was thwarted
only by the forethought of Presi
dent Thach, of that institution, ac
cording to specials from Auburn,
Ala. A report to the effect that a
negro, Arthur Barnes, porter at the
railroad station, had fatally stabbed
Claud M. Howard Was the cause f
the trouble. About midnight last
night a number of the cadets went
to the calaboose, fired a fusilade at
the building and then broke it open
with the intention of killing the
negro, but were disappointed to find
the negro gone. President Thach,
fearing trouble, bad had the' negro
removed to Opelika.
lhe trouble is said to have start
ed by the negro cursing Howard be
cause the Etudent asked for a match.
Howard is said to have struck the
negro, with a switch, whereupon the
negro struck at Howard with a
knife, cutting him behind the ear.
Howard is not seriously icjured.
Claud M. Howard is the son of
ex-Congressman Howard, author of
the book, "If Christ Came to Con
gress," which created a sensation
ATTORNu I - AT-LA W.
First Natl Bank Building,
Only Set Abstracts in County
H. H". Cronls. Aowif rWrolUft
Some pillars of emoke continued to SThos. Coctrell, Agent Albany.
Albany, Or., Nov. 18. Neal Sul
livan, section foreman at Detroit, at
the east end of the Corvallis & East'
em railroad, was killed this after
noon by being run over by a loaded
train ot gravel cars. Four cars bad
Deen set on tne end ot a new spar
under construction into a tract of
timber. Sullivan undertook to run
the cars down grade to where they
were needed, when he slipped, lall
ing to the track. The cars ran over
him, cutting through the body and
causing msiunc ueain.
The remains were brought here
to be prepared for burial and will
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