"2" .UTID .SEI- Vol. XVII.-No. 37. CORVALLIS, OREGON, NOVEMBER 33.1904. B.r. ntnn Kdttwv - and Proprietor . 9 t rise (iota. be ruins and scattered beds of embers mark the eite of Missouri's World's Fair Pavilion. - & -g .' Yom are Invited TO CALL SI AND INSPECT OUR $ GREAT LINE Ladies Jackets, ' ' $g Misses J ackets, Children's Jackets. & From one of the leading Cloak Houses in the United States, ; i- A big spipment of Gents Suits; M Overcoats and Shoes. L, See the goods, get the prices and It will pay you. v;'.' -J. S. HARMS, ? 1 I i Fine Xight Sample Roms. ! -'..-ir -iB-iSViU ,;-'ir.''",'SS"."' K still MJU' -... J.C Hammel, Prop. -JK -Leading Hotel in Oorvallis. Recently opened. New- brick building. Newly furnished, with modern con- ; veniencea. Furnace Heat, Electric Lights, Fire Es-J capes. Hot and cold water on every floor. Fine single ! rooms. Elegant suites. Leading house in the Willam-; ette Valley. T 1 AA d1 OCT J (ttO Art " J ' iva.Lua; ipi.w, ijj..u uuu fi.vu pur uny. It L ' '. i 9 5& "An ounce of preven tion is worth a pound of cure." Prevent any abnormal condition of the eyes by properly fitted glasses and you'll prevent at the same time years at mis ery and pain. E. W. S. PRATT, The Jeweler and Optician. FIRE AT WORLD'S FAIR MISSOURI STATE BUILDING GOES UP IN SMOKE. . alee Modes' Pioneer Gun Store punters Supplies, TIsbing Cackle, Sporting Goods. 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 standing. 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 she revived. 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 rbilomatb. "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 seriously ill. At Summit 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 omath Tuesday. Caseie Harrison was a Corvallis visitor Monday. 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 ents' home. 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 stopped it. 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 Railroad Card Number 22. 2 For Yaquina: Train leaves Albany 12:45 P- n ' " Corvallis....... 1-45 p. m " arrives Yaquina. ....... 5:40 p. m l Returning: - 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 bound train. 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 same day. - For further information apply to iSDWIN STONE, ' 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 paid. . 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 old.J 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 when published. J. STATES ATTORNu I - AT-LA W. First Natl Bank Building, Only Set Abstracts in County HDS. BALL H -CPATHIC Manager. 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 Physl' ... mrgeon Residence Hotel Corvallis. I,. iTTE VALLEY BANKING COMPANY Corvau.13, Oregon. Responsibly, $100,000 Deals in Foreig'n and Domestic ' Exchange. Buys County, City and School Warrants. Principal Correspondents. SAN FRANCISCO POIITLAND SEATTLE TAOOJIA I. London & San Fran- Cisco Bank Limited. NEW YORE Messrs. J. P. Morgan A Co. CHICAGO National Bank of The;ltepub lic. . LONDON, ENG. London it San Francisco. Bank Limited. i ..... C ASADA . lnionHank Canadfoa E.E.WILSON, ATTORNEY A2 LAW. Office In Zierolf Building, Corvallis. O C. H. Newth, Physician and Surgeon Philomath, Oregon.