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    Gofyftis .Times.
Official Faper ol Benton County.
OOBYA.LlJ.4, OBEQON, FEB 18, 1905.
Evidence Strong Against Lebanon
Bank Suspects What it is.
Battered twenty dollar pieces and
other circumstantial evidence make
a strong case against the men sus
pected of robbing the Lebanon
bank. They had a preliminary
hearing in Albany' Thursday, and
two were held in $4,000 bonds.
They have been taken to the Port
land jail for safe keeping. Four
lawyers appeared for the prosecu
tion and three for the defense. The
examination took place in the cir
ct it court room, which was packed
with curious people, -
P. M. Scoggin, the Lebanon
banker, was the first -witness and
sta td that the loss of the bank was
$5 ,308. He stated that $25. 40
was found in the safe where it had
been overlooked by the burglars.
Frank Cummins, the conductor on
the Lebanon train, testified to see
ing four men on the railroad track
this side of Lebanon and he thought
that Dunn and Crossley were two
of the men. He was corroborated
by M. E. Pugh, his brakeman who
had also seen the men. J. A.
Wiesse, a section hand of Froman's
testified to finding the revolver on
the track between this city and
Lebanon on the morning after the
Robert Pomeroy, bartender at
the depot saloon, testified to the
presence in his saloon of Dunn who
he said, had spent several hours in
the place and had again visited the
saloon on the following day. John
Catlin also testified to seeing Dunn
and three other strangers in the
Pomeroy saloon the day before the
Mrs. Schultz, of Portland, keep
er of a lodging house, told of Cros
sley' s living at her Louse and stat
ed that he had paid her after the
robbery in gold, a $20 gold coin,
badly battered. Sheriff Tom Word
also testified to the finding of muti
lated coin on the person of Cross
ley and the money, 196.75, was in
troduced as evidence as was a purse
containing three $100 bills and a
certificate cf deposit for $500 issu
ed by the First National bank of
Portland on the ahernoon of Feb
ruary 9, the day after the robbery.
He told how he had Crossley ar
rested when the latter was in the
act of leaving the city, the finding
of a pistol scabbard in which the
revolver found near Froman's fitt
ed nicely.
He was corroborated by Deputy
Sheriffs K. E. Moreland and J. S.
Downey, both of whom testified
.ro?!tive'y that the- mutilated coins
were found in the possession of
Crossley. It' was shown by these
witnesses that Dunn and wife and
JHtndryx lived in the same house,
that they had lately lived in afSu-
lence. '
CHy Recorder Van Winkle, afier
bricy reviewing the testimony,
heir, Dunn at-d Crossley in $4000
each to appear before the circu.t
i..n t, while be dispis-ed. Headryx
1 Mrs. Dunn, The two last
r.n:t:u .-were held aa. witnesses in
t!;v sum of $300 each, but in the
u-r- of Mr. H-ndrvx an arrange
1 . v ?as later ajade by which he
r.s released on ' his own reccgni-
: ; The o
' .:.! to jai:
until . their bail
t"nou!d be arranged. -
A Word t) the Wise '
-i.-.A. wood is getting higher in "pi ice
w:-d further from town every year. Or
a ;-r now for summer delivery. 200 cords
now partly sawed stove lengths, 12 cords
seasoned wood.
22;o pounds vetch seed. -;,co5
pounds clover, red and white,
aifalfa. . -
Alaike, timothy, orchard and ? rye
gTass, speltz, rape, all fresh. Eeeds. A
Mao a line of garden seeds. Order now
before the spring rush.
Tread power, silo, elevator and cutter,
Poland China hogs.
Yonra for Business.
Telephone 155. L. L. Brooks.
Compressed Yeast can be bad at
Homing's.-'- It saves much time
and lador,
The New Photography
Studio. lata ready to handle what
work you give me in a firstclass manner
I welcome you to my studio, upstairs in
new cement building " on South Main
B. Thompson.
Mill Feed Prices.
Feed can be had at the t following
prices at either the Corvallis or Benton
flouring mills: Cracked corn per bush
,80 cents or i.40 per roo pounds; roll
ed barley, i.i o per per sack; chop bar
ey 1.05 Der sack ; bran and shorts atth
8Ual prices.
-Xt;e.CrvKiu9 Flouring Mills.'-.
Torch Applied in Deliberate Effort to
Born Corvallis Sawmill.
A deliberate attempt was made
Thursday night to burn the Strong
sawmill at Corvallis. Fires were
lighted in three places, and coal oil
was used bv the incendiary in the
effort to carry out his purpose. The j
torch was applied at midnight,
while watchman F. A. Pierce was
at lunch. Fortunately, discovery
of the three blazes was prompt and
the complete destruction of the mill
property thereby prevented. The
loss is placed by Mr. ' Strong at
The most destructive of the three
fires was in the lumber yard. There
a pile of sticks used between layers
in stacking lumber lay between two
big tiers of maple and fir lumber.
Coal oil was poured on the pile and
the match applied. Evidentfy the
nightwatch had just sat down to
his midnight luncheon when the
torch was used. The firebug had
evidently been watching him. In
lighting his fire he also took into
account the location of the night
watchman. The latter left the mill
and went to the mill office across
the street to the sov th to eat. The
incendiary then selected a place in
the yard where a fire would be
most difficult for the nightwatch
man to see. Between the spot where
it was set in the pile of stickers,
and the watchman, there was. a
house and the highest piles of lum
ber. As soon as tne stickers were
lighted, the incendiary hastened
across the street to the lumber shed i
and at the north end of that struct
ure proceeded to light another fire.
The north end cf the shed was se
lected, first because the wind blew
strongly from the north, and sec
ondly perhaps, because there too,
the blaze would be more or less ob
scured from the nightwatch. A
pile of shingles was there, and pour
ing coal oil on them, the fire bug
applied another match. Unfortun
ately for his purpose, the shingles
were more or less green and damp,
and would not burn sufficiently to
make the attempt successful. Oth
erwise, hundreds of thousands of
fine dry lumber would have been
burned, and the loss to the mill
people been carried far into the
thousands of dollars.
From the lumber shed, the in
cendiary went to the engine room
in the mill proper. There were
other places better adapted to start
ing a fire. The planing room was
full of combustibles and in every
way advantageous for starting a
big and deadly blaze. It was, how
ever, in full view of the mill office
where the watchman was eating
his midnight meal, and there a
fire could not be lighted. So, the
rascal went into the engine room.
There he punched a hole in cans of
oil used about the machinery. The
oil ran out on the floor and into the
sawdust and to this mixture, the
match was touched. It blazed up
readily, but its discovery followed
so soon afterward that it was ex-
: tinguished before it- had . gained
much headway,. In fact, E. W.
Strong, appearing on the scene, got
so close to the firebug that he
heard the man jump out of the
window in making an exit from
the office room. Footprints found
there yesterday morning show
where the firebug landed as be leap
ed from the window. -
Meanwhile, the first of the fires
set out had been discovered. Rob
ert Campbell lives in the house
just north .of the yard, and he was
astir on account of the illness of a
daughter. At five minutes to 12
he saw the blaze, and hurried out
to give the alarm. He lound the
watchman in the office. . . Pierce
hurried over to the fire while
Campbell went to arouse - the
Strongs and ether . neighbors.
Pierce saw at a glance that the fire
was far beyond his control, and he
hurried up town to give the alarm.
In but a few minutes, he and offic
er Osburn had the fire bell ringing.
The department . was quickly on
the scene, and by using all the
hose available, s managed to get a
stream on the blaze. The fire
however, had got in between the
layers of lumber and had spread to
such an extent that its complete
extinguishment was difficult. It
was far into the morning, before it
was finally put out.
At the other places, the fires
were easily controlled. There was
no draft in the engine room and
the shingle pile at the north end 'of
the lumber shed was green. " Neith
er gained sufficient headway to do
more than nominal damage. In
the yard however, the destruction
of lumber went on until a pile esti
mated at a hundred thousand feet
was ruined- The loss is partially
covered by insurance.; Three emp
ty bottles that had contained coal
oil, and the strong smell of kero
sene, , noted by . early arrivals
on ; the scene are mute evidence
against the guilty hand , that plan
ned the complete destruction of the
well known mill property and its
big lumber product -It is general
ly believed to be the same hand
that lighted the Bryson and Greffoz
An Earliest Benton County Pioneer
Death of Mrs. Michael. ,
After an illness of thirteen weeks,
Mrs. Jane Michael, mother of Mrs.
M. P. Fruit, died Wednesday
night. Her. brother, Drury Hodg
es, is lying very ill at Wells,",, and
was unable to attend the funeral.
The obsequies occurred from the
home of Mrs. Fruit at 2:30 o'clock
Thursday afternoon; with the ser
vices conducted by Rev. John
Reeves. The interment was in a
family burying ground five miles
south of Brownsville, where child
ren and husband are buried.
Mrs. Michael was one of the
earliest of Benton residents.1' She
came to the county and settled near
Wells in 1847. She was then Miss
Jane Hodges and was 19 years of
age. She was born in Indiana
July 28. 1857. After a removal
first to Ohio and then to Missouri,
she started across the plains in
1847. The trip was made by ox
team with all the trials and privat
ions incident to those days of
pioneering. After a residence of
four years on Soap Creek, she was
united in marriage to Eli Michael.
That was July 27, 1851, and Mr,
and Mrs. Michael went at once to
a donation claim five miles south
of Brownsville, which is still a
holding of the family. There, ten
years ago the husband died, and
there until four years ago, the wife
resided. .During the latter period
Mrs. Michael has made her home
with her daughter, JMrs. Fruit, in
this city. The surviving relatives
are, Mrs. Fruit of Corvallis and
Mrs. McGee of Albany, daughters,
and David Michael, of Prosser,
Washington, a son. J. E. Michael
the Corvallis ferryman is a nephew
of the deceased.
J. M. Church.
Resolutions adopted by the Ex
periment Station Council . of the
Oregon Agricultural College on the
death of the Honorable J. M.
Church: . ' . - " -
Whereas we are called upon at
this time to mourn thedeam of' a
most excellent citizen, a generous
friend, sound conselor and efficient
regent of this institution, therefore.
Be it resolved by this body that
in the 'death yof Hon. J. M. Church,"
industrial education in Oregon los
es a firm and influential advocate;
That, this College in particular
suffers severe loss in the withdraw
al of his wi?e and conservative
counsel from its deliberations;
That, his kindly good-will and
many high personal qualities hav
so endeared him to this institution
that his name will always be linked
with its progress and substantial
growth during the trying times tf
its youth;
That, as evidence of our admir
ation for his many worthy qualities
as a man and a citizen; and as an
expression of our grief at his e
miss we hereby cause to be spread
upon the minutes of this body the
foregoing preamble and resolutions;
and further, that a copy be sent to
the press, and members of his family-.
Corvallis, Oregon, '
Feb, 14, 1905.
Call for Warrants.
Notice is hereby given that there
is money on hand at the county
treasurers office to pay all orders
endorsed and marked not paid for
want of funds up to and including
those of Sept 9, 1904. Interest
wili be stopped on same fiom this
date. Corvallis, Feb 1.5, 1905.
' W. A. Buchanan,
Treasurer of Benton Co, Or.
End of Session.
At three o'clock yesterday alt
ernoon, it was expected that the
legislature would adjourn about 6
o'clock; though there was possibil- V
lty ot an evening session. At that
time, Kuykendall . had not signed
the general appropriation bill, and
was declaring that it should not go
to the governor until the last min
ute of the session. The governor
was declaring that he would veto
the measure, regardless of whether
or not the legislature had adjourn
ed. It was also stated that there
was plenty of strength to pass the
bill over the veto if Kuykendall
would sign in time for the measure
to get to the governor and back to
the houses before adjournment. The
college appropriation v is in the
threatened measure. ' - v
Branard & Armstrong wash silks
at Moses Bros. """
H'ghpst prinew paid for chickens
and t'gs r,t Broe.'
'Remnant and Rummage
v "Sale!
A quantity of remnants havfc accumulated during our
late clearance sale, there are remnants of black and colored
dress goods, silks, velvets, waistings, skirtings, white goods,
flannelettes, outing flannels, table linens, ginghams, prints
ptfroale, embroideries, laces, etc all at nominal prices.
Odd lots of underwear, Shoes, hats, mens and boys swiff
odd pants, black ..strwairticojais, muslin underwear, outx
ing flannel night gowns, etc, all at'ltannnage price. fc
SPECIAL A lot of Novel ty Dresf .Patterns at rummage
prices. All remnants and ci3 lots must "be closed oujin a
lew days.
We have botjoh l
New York Jlack
to enlarge imd
lishment-.-arcI ;
ing prices. U
call ar;1 i:..-
f -
iUt-rcci fully,
Our ad., bat our goods change hands
every day. Your money exchanged
for Value and Quality is the idea.
Big Line
nam ana rancv uoi
; A large and
Orders Filled Promptly and Com
plete. Visit 0111 tore we do the
Millner & WelUher's
.or?? which we expect
a First Class' Estab
oc ds at the lowest liv-
you to
get our
x.'ds and
and Imported,
varied line.
the circuit court of the state of 0r
for Beaton county.
tiorgo A. Houck, " plaintiff, vs. H. U.
DonaV and Mary Don at, his wife, and Robert
W. Blaci, defendants.
To H. M. Donat and Mary Donat, his wife,
and IJebert W. Black, defendants abov
named : "
In tK name of the state of Oregon, yon
and eacft of you are hereby summoned and
require to. appear and answer the com
plaint of the plaintiff in the above entitled
suit, Sow;jou file with the clerk of the above
entitle' court, on or before the last day of
the timet prescriued in the order for publi
catioifoir this summons, made by the county
judge'. of Benton county, state of Oregon
(being the county where the above entitled
Suit is pending in the circuit court Df said
tcunty and state), which said order is here
iirStter referred to, to-wit: on or before six
weejts from the day of first publication
hareof, and you are hereby notified that it
jroa fail so to appear and answer the said
complaint as herein required, for want there-
oof the plaintiff will aDDlv to the above en-
Utitled court for the relief demanded in said
I complaint, namely, for a decree of said cir
pjcuit court declaring and decreeing that thera
is-oue irom me ueieuaarts, li. M. JJonat,
Ifary Donat and Robert W. Black, to plain
tMt . upon said promissory notes and said
f&am of $3,200 in gold coin of the United
States, together with interest thereon at the
rate of 6 per centum per annum from Octo-'
ber 2, 1903. until paid; and further decree-
lag tuat i-.ioo ts a reasonable sum to be al
lowed, and allowing the same, to plaintiff
attorney's fee for institutinz this suit :
also decreeing that the plaintiff have a first
lien on the following described real prop
erty, to-wit:
The southwest auarter and the west half
of the southeast quarter of section 5, town-
snip i.0 soutn, range 5 west: also beginning
at the southwest corner of section 5, town
BhiplS south, range 5 west, and run thence
soutn to the county lin between BentGn and
Lane counties in the state of Oregon, thence
east along said county line to a point du
south cf the southeast corner of the west
half of the southeast quarter of said section
5, thence north to the said southeast corner
of the said west half of the southeast quar
ter of said section 5, and run thence Wist
along the south line of said section 5 to lha
place of beginning ; also beginning at the
southwest corner of the donation land c'aim
of Robert Boyd, being claim No. 44, in town
ship 15 south, range 5 west, and run thence
north along the west line of said Boyd claim
to the center oi the county road as now
traveled, thence north 82 degrees 30 min
utes west 4.10 chains along center of road,
thence west along center of said road 10
chains, thence south 43 degrees 15 minutes
west along center of said road 16.30 chains
to a point in west line of said section 5,
township 15 south, range 5 west, thence
south to southwest eorner of the northwest
quarter of said section 5, thence east to
place of beginning, excepting from last de-
scrioea tract a certain tract of land contain'
ing about 10 acres deeded by George A.
Houck and wife to Charles Clem by deed
dated April 8, 1808, and recorded in Book
"W" at page 491 therein, records of deeds
for Benton county, Oregon, all In Bentoa
county, Oregon, together with all and sin
gular the tenements, hereditaments and ap
purtenances tnereunto belonging or in any
wise appertaining, for the full amount of
said $3,200 and interest as above, with $300
attorney's fees, and the costs, disbursements
and expenses of this suit, -and the sale ot
said real property: that the above described
real property be sold in the manner provided
by law for the foreclosure of real estate
mortgages, for gold coin of the United States
of America, by the sheriff of Benton county,
Oregon, and that the proceeds derived from
such sale be applied, by the party making
such sale, as follows, to-wit : First, to the
payment of the costs and expenses of said
sale 7 second, to tne costs and disbursements
of this suit ; third, to the payment to plain-
tis of toe Euia of $300 as a reasonable at
torney s fee herein ; fourth, to the amount
found due in said decree upon said notes and
said mortgage that is, the sum of $3,200,
together with interest thereon at the rate of
b per centum per annum from October 2,
1903 ; and, lastly, if any remainder there be,
to the defendants, on demand, as their in
terests may appear ; that all of the defend
ants be forever barred and foreclosed of all
right, title and interest ef, in and to said
real property, and of all equity of redemp
tion therein, except only the statutory riant
of redemption ; and for sucb other, further
and jdtft'ereiit- rule, orderVr relief as to. the
court may seem proper apd equitable in the
premises. i
This summons is published in the Corval
lis Times once a week for six successive and
consecutive weeks, beginning with the issue
of February 11, 1905, and ending with the
issue of March 25, 190o, under and in pur
suance of the directions contained m an
order made by the Hon. Virgil B. Watters.
county judge of Benton county, Oregon, dated
February 10, 1905. Kate ot the first publi
cation hereof is February 11, IOOd.
Attorney for Flaintiff.
In the circuit court of the state of Ore
eon for Benton county.
Richard Graham, plaintiff, vs. Jane Hogue,
uiannda JNorcross, Amelia iiu, JvranK ury
den, Ella Johnson, Minuie Hill, Clara Woods.
Priscilia Doran, Mary . Wortman, Edward
W. Hogue, Emma Becker, C. C. Hogue, Ida
F. Irving, Charles P. Hogue, Mary Powers
Clara D. Monteith, Sarah L.. Hogue, Chester
Hogue, Harry W. Hogue, Maud MeCona
Flora Rentz: Cnarles D. Monteith, Margaret
Monteith, Ima Story and Mary A. Story, tie
fend ants.
To Jane Hogue, Ciarinda Xorercss, Amelia
Kill,-. Frank Dry-dsn, Ella Johnson, Minni'
Hill, Clam Woods. PrL-cilla Doran, Mary A
Wortman, -Edward W. HoAue, Fmma j-V'.-lrer.
C. C. Hogue, Ida F. Irving, Cnarles P.
Hosue. Mary Powers, Cle.ra D. Monteith
Sarah L. Hogue, .Chester ' Hogue, Hurry W
Hogue, Maud McConn, Flora Itentz, . Charle
D. Monteith, Margaret Monteith, Ima Story
and Mary A. Story, the above named de
fondants :
In the name of the state of Oregon, yoi
and each of you hereby summoned am
required to &opcar and answer the ccm
plaint of the pluinLKi in the above eutitlet
suit in the abovo entitled court, now on lii
i:i tne oliico of the clerk of isafd court, en- on
before the 2Tth day of March, 1005, said day
being the la.?t aay of the time prescrioed
tne order of liubiication ci :-,uii1luotif
made by the couniy judse of Benton count;
Oregon (which said order is hiroinauer re
fonvd tc). to-wit : on or before six wes
from the day of first publication hereof; ant
you are Hereby notiiieu tfiac 11 you tail sc
to appsar and answer the said complaint a
herein' required, for want thereof the plain
till win apply to the above entitled cour
for the relief demanded in his said com
plaint, namely,- for a decree determining al
conhictme and adverse claims, interests ani
etate3 in and to all the following described
lands, to-wit :
Beginning at the southeast corner of do
ration land claim No. 77 of . Thomas G
Hogue, in township 13 south, range 5 west,
Avillamette meridian, in Benton county. Ore
gon, and running thence north along tha
east line of said claim 34. S3 chains to th
south line of a tract of land sold by Jame
P. Hogue to William H. and Charles F. .Jex
ander on the 15th dav of March. 1869. b
deed recorded in Book "H" at page 312
Benton county, Oregon, deed records (HoguJ
creeK being the said south line), tcenc
westerly following the meanderings o. sai(f
Hogue creek to the southwest corner of sail
tract of land, said point being tne intersec
Hon or Jtioeue creek witn tne norto line
the I. of the said donation land claim, thenc
west to the west boundary line of said clain
Mo. 77, thence south to the southwest cor
ner of said claim, thence east 40 chains ti
the place of beginning, containing 145.2
acres of land, more or less, in Benton coun
tv. state of Oreeon : "that defendants have n
claim, interest or estate therein ; that plain
tiff's title thereto is good and valid; an
that. . the defendants be forever barred an
enjoined from asserting any claim whateve
in and to said nremises adverse to plaintiff
and for general relief and costs and dia
Imi i?3TnTi fft nf said suit.
This summons is published In the Cor
All is Times once a week for six successivi
and consecutive weeks, beginning with th
issue of February 11, 1905, and ending wit
thA issiifl of March 25. 1905. in pursuant!
of an order made by the Hon. Virgil It
WAttera. county Judge ot tfenton county
Oregon (being the county where the abovi
entitled suit is pending m the above entitle
court), dated reoruary xi ayoD. iate
first publication is February 11, 1905.
Attorney for Plaintiff.
Physician & Surgeon -
Office, room 14, EanK Bldg. Hood
. 10 to 13 and 2 to 4.
-. Phone, n'oa 83. v Residence 35.1
CKirvaUis, . 1 : Oreg'o