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Vol. XVlII.-No: 1.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, APRIL 12. 1905.
B.F. IRYIHB Editor,
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HIS B .- 11 d X m r ! d V 7 W,
We all Wear Shoes!
N ever bef 01 e have ' we ; received j; sh' quantities
and qualities in foot wear as this - .
Tans, Browns and
- : Low High and Mediu"m, cuts -' . . '
' ' Prices High, Medium and Low --
But in all grades the very lowest price - s ,
for the quality of the shoe. ' Our efforts'- -will
be great to increase our shoe sales;"
Shoes for all Ladies
Mens," Boys and - Little Gents." Don't "
forget our Shoe Department.- -' " -
"ia" -.? 1 : . .'
p Leading Hotel in Gorvallls. Recently opened. "New;
brick building. Newly furnished, with modern con-'
veniences. Furnace Heat,
capes. Hot and cold water
rooms. Elegant suites. Leading house in the Willam- :
Rates; $1.00, $1.25 and
Shoes Evtc. . ;
Great Shoe Sale. The Largest Assort
ment of Shoes ever offere on, special sale in Philo
math, comprising the entire stock of Menfs Women's
and Children's Shoes, will be on sale during the month
of February, at " ' " . ; C
J. E. Henkle's Gash Store.
Each will be offered at reduced prices, This reduce
tion is made for cash :'onlyy There are special prices
on Rubber Goods men's, women's, boys', 'children's
rubber bootsrubber and oil coats. We also call your
attention to our. large . assortment of. . - - . .
which are offered on special sale. , '
J. E. HENKLE, Philomath, Or.
Electric Lights, Fire Es
on everyfloor. Fine single ;
-"'! ' ;"
$2.00 per day. '
EXPECTED SEA FIGHT
HOSTILE FLEETS ARE
PROACHINO EACH OmgK
NEAR SINGAPORE :
Russsians Going 'Direct tttf fiotb.
" China Sea Greatest Kaval -
Battle of the Age Expecteft - , '
" v . ' Within Two Ttxjem . ,
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' -Singapore',-,,;Strtit8 Settlement,
April' 8.J The ' Russian fleet - is
pasting, steering northeastward," ;
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Singapore,1" r Strait; Settlement",
April 8. The , Russian fleets re
ported bp. the British steamer Tar,'
has been .sighted, heading appar-'
ently.for JDnran Straits, - 37- miles
south-soufchwestof Singapore." ; ;
-Penang, .West Coast of Malay,
Peninsula, April 8.-Two steamers
whieh have arrived at Panang, re
port the sighting of a large Russian
fleet in theStraitB of Malacca. -; It
included 25 --transports and fwas
steering towards Singapoie.-'
The- steamer Kumsang reports
having sighted 12 cruisers, presam-,
ably 'Japanese, steaming some dis
tance ahead evidently a Japanese
scouting squadron". .' . ""-, "-'
There is mncbv. excitement ;, here
and in Singapore oyer the anticipa
tion of an engagement in ; Malayan
waters. " ,". ' f "
Singapore, "'Straits, i settlement,
April 8. The British i steamer Ta
ra reports-having 'sighted 47" Rus
sian ships -130 miles north of Sing-
r t a - " - '
: ! Singapore!? April 8.rv-The; belief
is general here that a desperate en
gagement for the control of the seas
is imminent off here between the
Japanese defensive fleet, under" the
command ot Admiral Togo, ad
tj&&Rus8iarfl Jdeet - comnaanded by
v ice-aumirai xieiesivensKVi t ' i ne-
UxroJieets-are rapidly apprbaching
,R)bcE other and naval experts here
believe that a battle which will ..de
cide whether or hot Japan is to re
taio" supremacy on the ocean as well
as on land will be fought within a
- The captain of a coasting steam
er which has put into Penane re
ports having passed a fleet of 27
urmor clads 70 miles to the south
east. The fleet was flying no col
ors, and, when he altered his course
to inspect the warship, a destroyer
sailed up and admonished him to
turn back? The warning was
promptly heeded, v
Several Chinese f junks that have
arrived here bring the : news that
the converted fast merchantmen,
formerly in the Yokohama-Seattle
and Yokohama-San Francisco trade
are patrolling every avenue .through
which the Russian fleet might pass
in their ruth toward Vladivostok
and the bulk of Admiral Togo's
big fleet is kept in position where
it can be hurled against the Rus
sians as soon as sighted. - " i
Accompanying the main " body of
the fleet are the two floating furna
ces that were built at -.sebo and
which are designed to repair all
damage that may result to thV fleet
in its cruising operations. On these
ships are mounted , huge floating
cranes with;which disabled guns
can be lifted .nd which are expect
ed to prove of great service, should
the Japanese suffer at the hands of
the Russians. ,
It Is the general opinion that the
battle will take place in the China
Sea and t here is a diversity of opin
ion as to. the outcome. While it is
admitted that the Japanese fleet
has the advantage of seasoned men
and experienced commanders, it is
also sure that the Russian admiral
will enjoy the advantage of weight
of metal, and that he has improved
the markmanship of his gunners in
the long voyage across is also sure.
The battle is sure tp be one 0f the
most desperalelycbhtested in the
history of naval warfare and the el
ement of luck may play a lar6e
part in its outcome.
London, April 8. A dispatch
from Singapore to -the Daily Ex
press says tnat trie captain . ot a
coasting steamer reports having
sighted 27 warships 7o miles south
west of renang. t . . ': :'":.-'
A Batavia, Java, dispatch to the
same paper says that Chinese junks
report that Japanese, warships are
policing all the Btraits available to
Gunshu Pass, April 7. Import
t operations are thought to be
of the question for Some time te
V&e Tain, snow and' thaw having
spoiled all the roads and : crested
4?!SKj;Peter8burg, April 7. The
workmen of the village of Smolensk
made a demonstration today, "the
occasion being the burial of an em-
ploys ot toe Pahl factory who was
killed by, police man a few days ago.
Six 1 thousand persoos - assembled
early, in- the morning in a heavy
snovf storm and awaited the funer
al procession. Tnere were red flags i
everywhere and a wreath deposited '
by socialists on the coffin was in-
'DiedV an innocent victim in the
struggle, for victory." "
Alter the interment, revolutiona
ry X proclamations were scattered
among the people,' and a procession
was formed, headed by a socialist
carrying" banner inscribed; ,
V ' Death to the czar, the assassin. '
: At this juncture a large force of
military .and police interfered,, dis
persing the mob, and seized -the
wreathes and banners.- - the . work
men did not attempt serious opposi
tion andnone was -seriously . iujur-
ed. : : . - , ' . ' : - :
iTParisij April 4. A rumor from St.
Petersburg is published this morn
ing that Emperor Nicholas made
an attempt to. commit suicide and
wounded himself in the hand.
; The Tumor further says that the
emperor's design was frustrated by
the intervention of his mother, the
dowager empress. -
' Chanute, Kan., April 7; Repre
eentatiyes of 30 independent
oil' "companies, which control
th'.ee-fourths of the oil production
of KansaB, met here today and de
cided to form a compaiay represent?
in $7,000,000 of invested capital,
to build a fuel oil pipe line from
the Kansas oil field to Kansas City
be the only one which will compete
with the Standard Oil Company for
the1 Middle West. " The producers
decided that a consolidation of all
their interests is the only salvation
of the independent operators in
Saves Two From Death.
"Our little daughter had an almost fa
tal attaefc of whoobing cough and bron
chitis." writes Mrs. K. W. Haviland, of
Armonk, N. Y., '.'but, when all other
remedies failed, we saved her life with
Dr. Kin e's New Discovery; Our niece,
who had consumption in an advanced
stage, also used this wonderful medicine
and today she ia perfectly well." Des
perate throat and lung diseases yield to
Dr. King's New Discovery as to no other
medicine on eartn. lntamoie tor cougns
andcolds. 50c and $1.00 bottles guar
anteed by Allen & Woodward. Trial
bottles, free. - - '.V
' , ; A Word to the Wise
Oafc'wood is getting higher in price
and farther from town every year.' Or
der now for summer delivery. 150 cords
now partly sawed stove lengths, season
ed oak wood. .
6500 pounds vetch seed.
3000 pounds red and white clover,
alfalfa, - ; .
AUike, timothy, orchard and rye
rass, speltz, rape, all fresh seeds. A
Also a line 01 garden eeeas. vraer now
bf ore the spring rush.
Tread power, silo, elevator and cutter,
for sale cheap. . .,
Pjland China swine, loo goats or
' Yours for Business.
Telephone 155. L". L. Brooks.
' Banking Company
Deals in Foreign and Domestic
, Boys County, City and School
POBTtAND " (The Bank of
SBATTXK i C California
TAOOMA - 1 N,
NEW YORK Messrs. J. P. Morcan & Co.
CHICAGO- National Bank of Ihe.Kepub
.. lie. .
LONDON, ENG.-N M Kothschilda & Sons
CANADA .Union Bank of Canada
: Ladies skirts all kinds and prices
at Moses' Bros. Call and see them.
Swell line of shirt waists,' just in
at Moses Bros. ' v
Rojestvensky in . an
reach the China Seas.
and la construct a refinery andstor
tajksjn that city?,-;,-
VTh& company to be formed -. will
A HARD FIGHT.
FORTY MEN BEFORE
IS KILLED BY '
Moslems and Tartars Combine and
Attack Christian Armenians -for
Days in Chief City of
the Caspian Oil Re
: -. gion Other Ne ws. -
Baku, Russia," April 4. During
the Baku massacre in whioh the
Mussulmans and the Tartars on
the one side and the Christian Ar
menians on the other butchered
each other for days, altogether some
2,000 people were slain. But of all
the tragedies in this collection of
tragedies; that of the great fight
and death of Adamoff is the mcst
wonderful. ' ' '
' -Mr. Adamoff-was one of -the
wealthiest Armenians engaged in
the oil business and his residence
in Church street was one of the pal
aces of the city so far as the magni
ficence of Oriental decorations were
concerned.' He stood a three days'
siege and shot no less than forty
Tartars who, on the last day, form
ed a great heap ot dead at the cor
ner of the street.
On the third day, when the yell
ing crowds ruehed up to the build
ing occupied by his wife, family
and some forty dependents, he took
up his position on the balcony, and,
immediately atter the first shot was
fired, his weapon, a powerful re
peating rifle, started to do deadly
work among the lartars. His eon
kept him supplied with loaded
weapons. . . ,
It is a remarkable fact that many
of his victims- were struck between
the eyes. Directly a Tartar showed
himself the ever-watchful - Armeni
an took deadly aim.- " '
While one man after another was
beiDg shot down by -the .brave Ar
uii snop wniist oiners t-taieu me
street' lamps and secured large
quantities of oil. Returning to the
house with quantities of oil . and
straw, they smashed in the front
door, filled the hall with straw and
started a conflagration.
It was at tnis point Adamon was
wounded in the head. He retired,
but TeturoecL in five minutesV . His
head was .swathed in linen, but his
aim was none the less deadly. Sev
era! Tartars who did riot expect
him to reappear were shot dead
Slowly the flames crept up the side
of the house, but his faithful weap
ons were never silenced.
His seventeen-year-old son took
up his position alongside his father.
He was instantly shot by the Tar
tars and fell over the balcony into
the streets- - Receiving a shot in the
shoulder, the deadly marksman
dropped his rifle onto the railing of
the balcony and continued shooting
His movements becoming slow, the
Tartars became aggressive, and he
finally received a fatal wound which
laid him low on the balcony.
. This was the signal for the Tar
tars to storm the lower left part, of
the house, which was not in flames.
In the cellars they found nine men
and eleven women. The men were
dragged into the street and slaught
ered, while the women were taken ,
away and, at present itisnotknown I
where they have been concealed. .
" The last scene in this terrible
tragedy was when' an old woman,
one of Adamoff'? depend nts. fell
on her knees before the ruffiians
and implored them to save, the life
of her son, who" was still in the
house. While she was doing this
the son, who heard the scoffing re
marks of 'the Tartars and evidently
feeling aishamed that -.his mother
should beg for his life, bravely
strode info the midst and Caesar
likiev covered his : head with his
small robe, awaiting his death., .
" The mother, on recognizing her
son, fell with her head against the
wait of the burning house, while the
mob, Bhrieking with delight, at the
prospect of a new victim, immedi
ately dismembered the boy's body.
-: The police records of the dead
bodies taken from the building
shows that there were forty victims,
in other words every member of the
household was either shot or burn
ed to death. Adamoff took the life
of a Tartar for the life of every
member of his household, a brilliant,
if bloody, parformance. " " .
Chicago, April 7, 'Great buei-
nesB methods, publicity and ab
solutely no politics. This is the key
note of the policy of the Panama
canal commission, to which Presi
dent Roosevelt has seen fit to ap
point me president" This is the
declaration' of T. P. Shonts, who
arrived in Chicago from New York
today, on his first visit here sines
his appointment. Mr. Shonts will
remain in Chicago but two days.
He goes immediately to New York,
and thence to Washington, to take
up the active details of the canal
commission. ; -
Mr. Shonts announced soon af
ter his arrival the appointment of
Thomas Brown as his private secre
tary on the canal commission. Mr.
Brown has been private secretary
to Paul Marton, with the Atch-e
son, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad.
for several years. Mr. Shonts also ,
reiterated that he bad decided not
to resign his position as president
of the Toledo, St. Iouis & Western
railroad, but will direct its affairs
from whatever point he makes his
"the people of the United States
are the stockholders of this Panama
canal, the most gigantic undertak
ing thpy have ever been interested
in," said Mr. Shonts, "and for the
next four years they have selected
President Roosevelt to vote their
stock for them; Therefore, onr pol- -icy
will be to work precisely as we
have worked in building and oper
ating great railroad lines. There
will be monthly reports of progress,
of the amount of funds expended, ,
and the outlook for the work, iust
as railroads report to their 'stock
holders.- These reports will be
filed regularly in Washington, so
that every congressman, every offi
cial of the government and the pub
lic will be fully, reliably and fre
quently informed as to what is be
ing done with their funds in Pana
"We all are pitching in with our
coats off, and there will be no time
lost now or in the future. We have
undertaken the task for the Amer
ican people, we recognize the great
responsibility resting on us, and we
are going out to make good in a
way tbatwill pleaEaonly Pres;
ident Roosevelt and justify his con
fidence in us, but will also bring us
the approval of all the people of the
nation, the stockholders in the ca
nal enterprise." ;
St. Paul, April 7. The fight
against the Standard Oil Company
has been carried into North Dako- '
ta by independent oil dealers of St.
Paul and Minneapolis. The rail
road and warehouse commissioners
of North Dakota held a conference
today with the Minnesota railroad
commissioners at the capitol, at
which the situation was gone over.
The conference was held merely to
compare notes and to ascertain
what the conditions really are in
the two states.
Kingstown, Island of St. Vincent,
April 7. In view of the fact that
earthquake shocks were experienc
ed on the Island of St. Christopher,
Dominica and Antigua, and at
Pointe-a-Petre, Guadeloupe, and of
the prevalence of intense heat here.
The chief of police and two consta
bles on April 31 made the ascent of
La Soufriere volcarjo. They report
that they found the area of the lake
diminished, and found boiling
springs on the north side of the
lake, and that steam was rising
from all over the lake for the first
time since the great eruptions of
1902. Steam was also exuding from
a large -crack in the lip of . the cra-
ler and from numerous fissures in
side the crater. The party was
alarmed by a sudden disturbance
which caused the watei in the lake
to change color to a dirty red. As
the subterranean activity seemed to
be increasing the party hastened
Cigar clippings of our own
ure, - Kose Sc son.
- Defiance seed wheat in any quantity.
Apply east across the rtreet from steam
laundry . ,
jn25-3t ' John Beach. .
College View Poultry Farm.
Barred Plymouth Rocks. Brown Ieg
horns. Eggs, $1 per 15 at yards.
My, Barred Rock hens are of the best
laying strain on Coast. I have added
cockerels from Parks world's best egg
strain. . Brown Leghorns as good as the
w ' S. H.Moore. ;
Ind. phone 555 Corvallie