The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, December 07, 1904, Image 1

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Vol. XVlI.-No. 37.
: B. T. IRVINK Bdltor,
and Proprietor
A i S II ..:..- I J if
Do You
A big reduction made
on all Ladies' R a J n
Coats, Ladie's Jackets
Misses Jackets, Boys
Overcoats and Suits
Free Bus. Fine Light Sample Rooms, if
, '
" Hotel
I CorvaUis I
Leading Hotel in Oorvallis.
Sri brick building. Newly furnished, with modern con-
veniences. Furnace Heat, Electric Lights, Fire Es
, ff capes. Hot and cold water on every floor. Fine single
j$ rooms. Elegant suites. Leading house in the Willam-
$S ettd Valley.
Rates: $1.00, $1.25 and
& South Main St., CorvaUis, Ore'. . - j
Carbon, Platinum and Platino Portraiture
Art Calendars, Sofa Pillow Covers,
And other Photographic .Novelties.
Hodes' Pioneer Gun Store
Burners Supplies, Tisbing Cackle,
Sporting QoOds.
Stock of Gu Bodes at Big Bargain
Tatit a
Recently opened. New
$2.00 per day.
Broken Rail Causes Three Coaches
to L?ave the Track Go Dwn
Back Into the Stream
Orders Were Ignored
to Slow Up on -s
Holden, Mo., Dec. 3. Missouri
Pacific passenger train, No. 1, west
bound from St. Louis to Kansas
City, due here at 4 o'clock this af
ternoon, was wrecked at the water-works
bridge, two miles east of
here, Resulting in- the injury of
about 45 passengers, ten seriously.
The accident was caused by a bro
ken rail, which projected from the
track, catching the first coach be
hind the mail car, throwing ' it
from the track down a 20-foot em
bankment, and causing two othei
coaches, a Pullman and the diner,
to follow it. The broken rail was
on the bridge, and the rear Pull
man rolled off the bridge into the
creek below, and the passengers in
side were all seriously injured.- '
Two old ladies imprisoned in tbis
car were taken out at the top after
holes had been made with axes.
The engine, two baggage cars and
the mail car passed the bridge in
safety and remained on the ..track,
but all the remainder of the train
was derailed, . . .
' There were 30 members"" of the
Warrensburg Lodge, , Knights of
Pythias, on the wrecked train, and
lew of them escaped injury.
The wreck occurred l4 mileB west
of dead Man's Curve,, where .the
worst wreck in the history of the
Missouri Pacific' Railway happened
in October, when thirty, persons lost
Supposition has it that orders
were given the train crew at Center
View today to slow up at the water
works bridge on account of a bro
ken rail there. It seems that the
train was behind the schedule time,
and thie order was not headed.
When the heavy passenger train,
running at a high rate of epead,
struck thia bridge, stricking
the broken rail, which
turned and projected from the
ground, there was a tremendous
crash, and three coaches, diner and
sleeper were hurled down an em
bankment. - Shrieks and cries arose
from mothers thinking of their
children, and men lay under the
debris, helpless to save their famil
ies. The scene was heart-rending.
.Railroad physicians were sum
moned to the scene at once, and
they worked for hours upon the
wounded, who were taken to near
by houses. One country home was
turned into a hospital.
A relief train from Kansas City
to the scene of the wreck,, returned
late tonight, bringing many of the
injured to the Missouri PacifioHos
pital and other hospitals in this
Covington, Ind., Nov. 24. Two
venerable men ate their Thanks
giving dinner today at a great ban
quet table on which cover's for 21
were laid, ihe two diners were
Lewis Hetfield, eighty-two years,
and Colonel James McMannoney,
eighty-three years, a veteran ot the
Mexican war.
Fifty-seven years ago, twenty-one
young men promised - to dine to
gether every Thanksgiving iJay so
loDg as two of them survived.
These gay blades, who enjoyed their
youth to the full, called themselves
"The Raging Fads."
When the first dinner was spread
in 1847, a bottle of port wine, old
wine then, adorned the table and
the twenty-one agreed that the man
who should survive all the others
should drink the wine. Besides
Mr. Hetfield and Colonel McMan
noney, a third membtr of the club
lives,- Robert Brown, of Kansas
City, eighty-four years old, who
was kept from today's feast by the
inflf maties of age. The bottle of
port graced the table's centre. N
Of the memories that thronged
upon them the two patriarchs chose
to speak only of the happiest today.
They toasted the shades of those
who have gone before, speak
ing intimately to them, as if they
eat around the board. They drank
to the -absence of Robert Brown
and to each other.
"And may you drick this good
port," said Hetfield, patting the
bottled ,
No, your.old friend, "or Brown,"
said McMannooey.' "I praj I may
not be the last f us" and tears
dimmed his eyes.
He ' Coolant See the
.' '-. Side ol Farm Ufe. '
- ,2011, -yes," a man in the hotel lobby
was .overheard to-say. "I'm a real
fanner now. My. farm only costs me
about $75 per month" now, so you can
see I'm getting along."; Then the man
waa heard to comment upon farm
labor. ...
, 'If s. all right to talk about the poetry
of farm life," he said, "but If farm life
Is; poetry t want the prosiest sort of
?p.ose in. mine. .Is there any poetry In
'greasing harness? Do, you find any
rhyme and rhythm in milking a double
jointed, back action cow twice a day?
Well, I guess not" . . v
. ?Butthere's the scenery," his com
panion intersected, "and the smell of
gram"-. ' ' -..... - - -
- 'TTes," said the amateur farmer, -"and
the chlggers, and the red bugs, and
holes in the fence, and rats in the seed
corn, and the potatoes sprouting. And
If you are through plowing or awhile
and haven't anything better to do you
I fix the wheelbarrow for recreation, or
you can see that the pen is made hog
proof, or that the water trough doesn't
leak too much. Then if ' everything
else fails and Irs too rainy to do any
thing else you can get out a second
hand kit and fix the crupper - on the
harness or nail strips of boiler plate
on the feed box so that crib eater of a
plug won't have too many splinters
in him when he dies. Oh, you can bet
I'm too much of a farmer to look at
trie poetic side of It. I'm a realist
farmer; that's what I am." Dallas
News. ; - .-
A Cnptorn of the American Colonie
? . Before the Revolution.
' Uef ore the Revolution, ministers of
the Anglican church in those American
colonies where that church was estab
lished; by law' were remunerated "in
i.r Instead t f aoney-cMitrylafld
gave an incumbent forty pounds of to
bacco a year for every tithe payer in
the parish, whether churchman or dis
senter, white or colored. These terms
were handsome enough to secure the
pick of the clerical market. In Vir
ginia the stipends represented a fixed
and unvarying quantity, by weight, of
the manufactured leaf; These stipends
were rather beggarly in quantity. In
a bad year even the "sweet scented
parishes," where the minister's salary
was calculated on a high priced and
exceptionally fragrant tobacco, yielded
only about $500 a year. The parishion
ers sometimes refused to induct a cler
gyman unless he would consent to take
one salary for serving two parishes. In
1758, when the price of tobacco had
greatly risen, the house of burgesses
passed a law fixing the cash equivalent
of i debts payable in tobacco at one
third their true value, thus wiping out
two-thirds of the incomes of ministers.
Patrick Henry made his first fame In
defending this law when a test case
was brought In behalf of the Injured
clergymen. "
A Dead Mooie.
When a bull moose lies dead in the
forest he looks like some strange ante
diluvian animal, with his square pre
hensile muffle and horns spreading lat
erally, a peculiarity which he shares
with the prehistoric Irish elk and the
nearly extinct European elk .of later
times. The huge form tells of strength
and swiftness, and withal the still dan
gerous gleam of the eye, glazed in Its
last stare, bids the hunter pause and
feel almost guilty of a crime in the de
struction of so much that is grand and
weird, a feeling very different from the
sentiment supposed to attend the
slaughter of a deer. But the triumph
of mastering the wariest and bravest
animal in thewoods by fair still hunt
ing and by grimly sticking to the track
fornany a weary mile amply atones
for" any regrets. Century.
Sneak: Thieves In Churches.
An old sexton was discussing the
amount of stealing that is done in
churches. "Scarcely a day passes," he
said, "when the church is open with
out some distracted woman coming to
mo bowed down with grief because
somebody has stolen her purse. There
are certain contemptible thieves who
prey on unsuspecting women who
pray so hard that they forget to look
after their pocketbooks. The thief
watches until the' woman is deep in
prayer and then leans over, grasps the
purse and sneaks out" Philadelphia
- Came In Handy. T
"The weather-man said It would rain
today, and I'm glad I carried my um
brella." "Why, it didn't rain at all today."
-"Of course it didn't, but I met the
.weather man on the street, and I used
the umbrella to bang Mm good and
hard." Catholic Standard and Times.
Six TimeB They Strive to Drive the
, Victors Out, but Fail Awful .
t Slaughter on Slopes Jap- .
' - anese Reserves' Takes .
: v 203-Meter Hill and "
Red Hill.
Tokio, Dec. 5. Unofficial details
received here of the capture of 203
Meter Hill show thai the struggle
began at 1 P. M. on the 27th, when
the besiegers concentrated the fire
of their heavy guns' on the para
pets of Red Hill, 3OO meters south
of 203-Meter HilL . After that ; the
infantry, advancing in widely ex
tended order from Kinkiatung and
Ukistum,, reached ; charging dis
tance. , ,y ; . .
four consecutive , charges were
delivered between 3 and 4 o'clock.
The fourth succeeded, but during
the night the Russians made their
counter-attacks. The third, which
was .especially , furious, drove the
Japanese back. On the .morning
of tne Zotn, the 'Japanese, instead
of advancing by the way of Red
Hill, mada a direct move on 203-
Meter HilL
"The attack began at daylight and
was continued with desperate res
olution, the Japanese advancing in
to the valley between the two hills
They received the full fire of both
forts and - were decimated," but,
sweeping on, stormed the slopes of.
zud-Meter ."Hill - and captured the
southeast corner of. the northern
face.' ,: r
In the meanwhile another "force
effected a lodgement near the para'
pet at the southeast face. - These
operations were very costly to both
sjd'es.t -. ' Numerous land grenades
wwB.tbrowi hy ihe itS.assiaaRas
well as by the Japanese. The 29th
Russian regiment made a furious
counter-attack and bore the Japan
ese back from the southeast corner,
swspt them down and poured shells
into them, which mowed them
At 5 P. M. the Russians showed
clear signs of weakening. The J ap'
anese made a renewed rush irom
trenches of the southwest corner
but the Russians did not move.
The casualties of the assailants
were very heavy.
At tbis critical moment reserves
were sent into the Japanese fighting
line and with houtB -which rang
over whole Port Arthur the assail
ant hurled themselves against the
Russians, who finally, at 7:30 P
M., broke into groups of 20 and 3O
and retired suddenly. Almost sim
ultaneously the assailants at the
southeast angle pushed home their
attack and the whole fortress was
occupied, at 8 P. M.
After this Red Hill was carried
easily, but during the eame night
the Russians, whose large reinforce
ments had been summoned by tele
graph and had arrived just too late
delivered six desperate counter-at
tacks, the last of . which continued
from 4 o'clock in the morning till
At first the Russians repeatedly
closed up to bayonet distance, and
therewas a series of hand-to-hand
struggles, the assailants falling
back and again advancing. Final
ly, after terrible losses on both sides
the Russians retreated to Anzishan
and Esteshan, leaving the Japan
eae in assured possession of the
At Kings Valley.
The poles are on ihe ground for
a telephone line.from Perry Eddy
place to T. 1 . Vincent s. The line
will give service to six families
John Price, Lincoln Allen, Tom
Ramsdall, Henry Plunkett, James
Cosgrove and1 Ralph Vincent. All
these will be on the extension
Another short extension is being
built from . Hoskins to Wallace
Frantz' place. This will be -com
pleted by Tuesday evening.
Billy West and bride returned
to the valley Sunday morniDg, and
were given 4 tin horn and a cow
bell serenade that evening by their
young gentlemen mends.
George Jarard, who' is employed
by Tom Allen on the Dick Dunn
place, had the small bone in one of
his legs broken a few days ago.
The eld school building is being
torn down by John McCallam, who
is hauling the material to his lots
in King's Valley, and is to build
hall with the same. . . v . .
Jake Chambers and Rud Allen
are in Pot tland, buying a new stock
of goods. , -. - -
Several million feefof logs have
been rafted down the Luckiamuta.
recently, owing to the high water
caused by the late heavy rains. "
The frost Saturday morning was
the first of the season to do any ,
damage in these parts.
Guy McTimmons is visiting his
brother at Hoskins. t '
, Mr. Skages brought 20 head of
beef cattle to the valley Saturday. '.
William Gellatly being; the pur
chaser. ' .. -'" : Uso.
StrLouis. Nov. 24..Miss Olive
Bennett, a pretty- young primary
teacher : of the , M sunt , Pleasant
school, was on trial before the
school board on charges of cruelty,
incompetency and insubordination.
Testimony showed she frequently
punished the pupils and . that she
had refused toaubmit to the in
structions of her principal, had or
dered members of the school board
oat of her room and had defied pub
lie sentiment. Still she refused to
resign and- conducted her , defense
with rare skill. 1 v ,
Nonplussed for a way to discom
fit her, the lawyer for the school
board called Miss Bennett's pupils,
and said: -
"All who like their teacher, hold '
up your hands." . , "
Not a hand was raised.
"All who do cot like their teach- .
er, hold up your hands."
Twenty pairs of tiny hands were '
raised. - . . -
Then Miss Bennett broke down
and wept, handed in her resigna
tion and the trial ended.
Poitland, OK, Nov. 4. -Officers
for the Chinese reform army are
being recruited from the National
Onard of this state, Jitha , Qregonian
reports, and about twenty-five mem
bers, some locally prominent, have
made application. Eight thousand
trained officers are wanted.
All who make application are
bound to secrecy. -
Service is promised for five years.
Transportation will be furnished,
and the pay is to be 20 per cent,
greater than that of American offi
cers in the tropics.
Ihe applicants have been told
that the army they are to command
will number loU.OOh.
New York, Nov. 30. Refused
permission to do hard labor at the
penitentiary at Joliet, two confessed
murderers have begun proceedings
in the circuit court to secure their
freedom. Judge Windes issued
writs of habeas corpus for the men.
George Cantos and P. , Pettinatto,
and will hear evidence in their
cases tomorrow.
When Judge Hutchinson sent
the men to prison five years ago he
ordered that they be put at hard
labor. The sentsnce is attacked be
cause the court is alleged to . have
decreed the men to serve part of
their 14 years each in solitary con
finement. The prisoners allege that
they may become insane from in
activity. They declare they have
been ready to work, but that since
July 1 it has been denied them.
The sentence as carried out since
the suspension of labor in the pris
on is said to be cruel, inhuman and
prohibited by the constitution of
Hillsboro, Or., Nov. 29. District
Attorney Allen this afternoon re
turned an indictment against Bert
Oakman for the murder of Frank
Bennett, the crime bein? committed
on the night of August 27, in this
city. Oakman was brought Into
the courtroom attired in a new suit,
and exhibited no nervousness when
the indictment was read. He will ,
be defended by George R, Bagley
and S. B. Huston.
George Hays, of Sherwood, was
indicted on two counts, first, for as
saulting a Sherwood saloonkeeper,
Frank Coldfelt, wltlj e 'butcher
knife, and, second, for assaulting
the same party with a hatchet.
Oakman and Hays will plead
Thursday morning.
Mrs. Annie McFarland returned
from PhilomathWednesday. Her
mother remains about the same.
P, Zierolf is sole agent for the
celebrated high grade Cbase& San
born coffess. Have . you tried
them? 1-1 .