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3ounty Clerk's Ofim
Vol. XVlII.-Xo. 11.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, 3IAY 3. 1905.
B. F. IRYira Editor.
. and Proprietor ,
We all Wear Shoes!
Never bef oi e have we received sh quantities
and qualities in foot wear as this -:
Tans, Browns and Black
Low High and Medium cuts .
- Price3 High, Medium and Low;
But in all grades the very lowest price
for the quality of the shoe. Our efforts
will be great to increase our shoe sales:"
Shoes for all Ladies, Misses, Children,
Mens, Boys and Little Gents. - L)on't -'
forget our Shoe Department.
I. H. HARM!
ANOTHER BIG STRIKE
PANDEMONIUM REIGNS IN
CHICAGO AMONG TEAM
STERS. - .
Taaction Lines May Stop Coal
Teamsters Join Strike, Causing ;y
Fuel Famine, and Food
Supply May Be Cut
- OFF. .'
loyal to your union and obey its in
structions." - - v
The injunction writ is - made - re
turnable May 10, and the defend
ants will be given a bearing on that
In the afternoon a new situation
was placed before Judge Kohlsatt,
when attorneys for the Scott Trans
fer Company asked for an order to
restrain the heads of the various
unions from calling out the men
who jare working for that company.
Judge Kohlsatt declared" that the
injunction prayed for wastoosweep
ing in its scope, and, directed that
a modified form be presented to
him tomorrow morning.-; -
When Cornelius P. Shea,'-presi-idenr.
of the International Brother-
Chicago, - April 28. Violence is hoed of Teamsters, learned f the
rampant upon the streets of Chica-action of.ther secretary of -war In
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brick building. Newly furnished, with modern con-M
veniences. Furnace Heat, Electric Lights, Fire Es-ip
capes. Hot and cold water on every floor. Fine single
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Rates: $1.00, $1.25 and $2.00 per day. f
Star Brand Shoes are Better!
For Shoes, Clothing, Hats, Gloves, Hosiery,
Notions, Fruits, Meats, Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries, see - ' ' ;
WELLSHER & GRAY
Highest Market Price Paid for 'all Kinds of Produce
Star Brand Shoes are Better
Notice to Creditors,
In the matter of the Estate of James
C. Irwin, deceased.
. Notice is hereby given to all persons
concerned that the undersigned has been
duly appointed administrator of the es
tate of said James C. Irwrn, deceased, by
the county court of Benton county, state
of Oregon. All persons havirig claims
against said estate of said James C. Irwin
deceased, are hereby required to present
the same with the proper vouchers duly
verified as by law required within six
months from the date hereof to the un
dersigned at his residence near Bruce,
Benton county, Oregon, or at the law of
fice of E. E. Wilson, in Corvallis, Ore-
Dated this April 29, 1905.
,.."' R. S. Irwin,
Administrator of the Estate of James
C. Irwin, deceased. -
-Notice to Creditors.
--, Largest line of matting in the city at
In the matter of the Estate of
W. Owen, deceased. -
Notice is hereby given to all persons
concerned that the undersigned has been
duly appointed administratrix of the es
tate of said George W. Owenj deceased,
by the county court of Benton county,
state of Oregon. All persons having
claims against said estate of George W.
Owen , deceased, are hereby required to
present the same, with the proper vouch;
ers duly verified as by law required with
in six months from the date hereof, to
the undersigned at the law offic e of E.
E. Wilson in Corvallis, Oregon.
Dated this April 29th; 1905.
Margaret E. Owen.
Administrator of the Estate of Oporirp
W. Owen, deceased. .
"Short" on Peruna but "Lone"
on prunes. Italian prune?, 50-pound
poxes, i. 50. if. 1,. Miller.
and alleys, springing from unaus- i
pected places, armed with etones,
clubs and revolvers and the deadly
blackjack? are hordes of pickets
and "sympathizers," cursing, jeer
ing, nailing every opportunity 10
fan upon a nonunion man and
grind hiaa to the pavement. ; The
heart of the business district wit
nessed terrible struggles all of the
day. Guests at the Palmer House
were regaled with a nerce not at
their doar,-arfti- a-t all points the an"
gry conmcis; 'went rorwara me
first skirmishes of the teamster's
strike, which is destined to be the
worst labor struggle .in Chicagors
history. There are now 3526 teams
idle through the strike. .
Chicago now laces a new peril--?
that of having to walk; Owing to
the strike of all coal" teamsters, the
traction companies are unable to se
cure coal to operate power plants.
At the utmost, there is but three
days' supply of coal, and then the
cars must stop. -.-'.In addition the
strike leaders are lending every ef
fort to spread to all the smaller con
certs. mis, u successful, wm snut
off the food supplies of the resident
ces. Tomorrow all ihe drivers for
concerns supplying. feed for
horses are expected ta be ordered
out- " -
Early today, the Federal sgovern
ment stepped into the BtriiVand is
sued injunction against the strik
ers interfering with traffic. At
about the same time many soldieis
began to appear on the streets
without arms. Orders have been
iEued by commanders of regiments
of state troops to their men to bold
themselves ready for immediate
call. Express companies are bring
ing in from Western points all their
old, tried "penay riders' and: moun
tain men, with rifles in their wag
ons. ' "
The great aim of the strike lead
ers now is to embroil the railroad
unions, in which event other cities
will begin to feel the strike. "Wait
until next Tuesday," is the omi
nous warning of the labor leaders.
"Sd far there has been child's play.
Next Tuesday there will ba busi
ness." No one appears to know
what this means, although there is
fear that some tremendous sensa
tion will be sprung.
The water and gas plants are be
ing well guarded, and men constant
ly patrol the lines of the great sub
way, 40 feet under the (streets, to
guard against possible dynamiting.
Strike leaders today said they
would permit, funerals? to pass the
lineB unmolested, providing the
drivers and carriages are unionized.
As soon as the injunction was is
sued, copies or it were printed on
large cards and two 9 these were
attacned to every wagon of the
Employer's Teaming Company
which went upon the streets today.
Twelve arrests were made for in
terference with injunction, all of
them being made at one time and
piace. At 1:30 0 clock thi3 after
noon two wagons loaded with coal
approached the Union League Club,
on Jackson Boulevard, and when
they attempted to drive into the
narrow alley east of. the clubhouse
to unload the nonunion teamsters
were attacked by a crowd of strike
sympathizers and a lively fight en
sued. The wagons were plainly
marked with copies of the -injunction,
and the police in charging the
mob, arrested 1 2 strikers, who are
now confined in the Harrison po
When news of the injunction
reached President Shea, of the
Teamster's Union, he issued the fol
lowing order, "signed by "the com
mittee of teamsters' business agents:
'To All Union Teamsters: Per
mit no violation of the peace under
any circumstances. Competent
drivers cannot be secured to handle
the teams in Chicago, and violence
will not help us m this strike. Be
DEATH IN ITS PATH
WHOtE TOWN ON MEXICAN
V BORDER BLOWN TO
Twenty-One Are Killed and a Score
' Injcred Every Building oi t
' Laredo Seminary - DemoK ; -,
" . ished Teachers Nar
' rowly Escape. . .
cago, it necessary to protect govern
ment property,' he consulted with
other leaders in the strike, and ,a
terwardTsent the following telegram
to the.. commandant, at Fort Sneri
dan and to Secretary Taft: -
'The International Brotherhood
of Teamster will furnish Union
drivers with or without compensa
tioa::' for all wagons doing govern;
menj "business. , ; They . will obey
any orders issued by any. contrac
tor for the : United States goverri-
mept. V'v - C. P. SHEA;
l International President
, London, Aprit' 29. The Times'
correepondentyisiting Corea, Tel
egraphs from. Seoul that the; coun
try is undeigoinga wonderful trans
formation.! "The reforms that ' Ja
pan has already effected," the' cor
respondent says, are a blessing to
the people, but are causing dismay
tt the emperor and his court. The
emperor is- cruelly disillusioned,
but : still hopes for the ultimate suc-
ceea of Kussian power, which fost
ered the worst, influences of his bar
baric reign, and he maintains com
munication with Lamedorff through
Ye! Sai Kuen, ex-foreign minister
to Corea, at Shanghai.
,yvThe conduct oi the Japanese has
be?!i exemplary. - Never before have
eend. so ,j?9uch wages,
Civilian Japanese are pouring into
the country, and it is esimated that
they number 60,000. Already there
is a practically uninterrupted chain
of Japanese settlements from Fuaan
to the Yalu. '..Railway5 extension
and other improvement have made
remarkable progress. Most of the
foreign advisors have left the coun
try-and have been succeeded by
Japanese. ' -
'The most difficult post of
advisor to the-foreign office, is
trusted to an American, whose
tience. tact and ability in reconcil
ing conflicting interests have won
praises from all nationalities.
"The Corean army has been re
duced to a small palace guard, the
Corean police have b en suspended
and a Japanese gendarmerie is po
licing the Seoul district. Never
has the capital known such im
munity from crime, and it intend
ed to extend the system to the
Salem, Or., April 27. Norman
Williams and George Lauth will
suffer death on the gallows lor the
murder of women whom they pro
fessed to love. Williams killed Al
ma Nesbit in Wasco county in 1900.
Lauth killed Leonora Jones in
Clackamas county in 1904. :
The supreme court today handed
down opinions affirming the judg
m?nt of death passed by the lower
courts. Williams is at The Dalles,
and will be hanged there, his crime
having been committed prior to the
passage of the act providing for ex
ecutions at the penitentiary. Lauth
i3 at the penitentiary, and will be
Norman Williams wa3 tried be
fore Judge W, L. Bradshaw, of
Wasco county. No evidence was
offered in his behalf, his sole con
tention being that the "prosecution
had failed to prove that Alma Nes
bitt "was dead. The jury found
against himy however, end on ap
peal the Bupreme court holds the
The supreme court Says that at
one time the rule prevailed that a
conviction of murder or manslaugh
ter could not be sustained without
direct proof of the killing, unless
the body ' of the supposed : victim
had been found. Numerous cases
are quoted to show how this rule
has gradually been abandoned, and
the better rule, that the corpus de
licti may be proven by circumstan
tial evidence, established.
Blocks for chimneys at Whitney's.
Laredo, Tex., April'29. At least
21 persons were killed and a score
injured in Laredo and New Laredo
by a tornado that tore through the
city late last night. Sixteen were
killed here. Rumors of many oth
erB killed in places outside Laredo
are heard, but as yet they lack con
hrmation. f roperty damage is
large.; Four of the dead are mem
bers of one family and were work
ing on the ranch of George Wood
man; -Thev were all crushed " to
death by the falling in of the heavy
walls of the adobe house they occu
pied, v" The others met their - fate in
a similar manner. ." : , .
The damage wrought at the La
redo Seminary is severe. - wot one
of the group of buildings that go to
make up the. institution escaped
damage. "The , escape "from ' death
of the teachers at present quartered
m the institution is considered mi
raculous; as the walls of some of
the buildings : that they - occupied
were demolished. Mrs. Early, one
of the teachers, ; was heroically re
ecued by several young cadets, etu
dents of the institution, they lower
ing her by a' rope from ' a second'
story window. She was badly
bruised. , ' -
The-Msxican I National Hospita
building roof was lifted, and it will
require much time to repair the
building., " e '
A trip through the town, fails to
show a locality that has not suffer
ed from the storm, ielegjaph and
Telephone poleB, corrugated " roofs,
chimneys and walls: in fact, debris
of all imaginable kinds "strew th
streets. The city authorities are at
work clearing away the wreckage!
of the storm, and tonight trie city
began to assume its tranquil ap
pearance. Linemen , are at work
trying to straighten outthe tangled
wires, and it is believed that within
two days the electric light service
can ba resumed. It is hoped to re
establish telegraphic communica
tion at least partially within two
Conditions at New Laredo, across
the river, are similar to those on
this side. It is not known how
many dead or injured there are, but
a city official of that . place, stated
that there are at least five dead.
The etorm made its appearance
from the southwest in the neigh
borhood of Lampas, Mexico, 72
miles from this city, and it is saH
that great havoc was wrought in
that locality, although it is not
thought any loss of life resulted.
When the etorm struck the city
the houses occupied by the poorer
classes were the first to be leveled
to the around, but, as the wind in-4
creased in lorce, the more substan
tial buildings were unroofed, and
In many cases : wsre demolished
The lighting flashed vividly and
continually, adding to the feais of
the people. The storm lasted about
The Mexican National railroad
has temporarily abandoned its
trains on account of the lack of
wires, over which to arrange meet
irig pointB. ' "
Pbveicians are busy attending
the injured and it is thought no
deaths will result. Dr. H. J. Ham
ilton, oi the United States Marine
Hospital service, has placed 150
tents with bedding, etc., at the dis
posal of the homeless. - -
The weather on Friday was sul
trv, and shortly alter ? o clock in
the evening a dark low rain-cloud
appeared in the southwest. A short
time later and with hardly any
warning rain began falling in tor
rents, accompanied occasionally by
hall. The conditions previous to
the storm were so remarkable that
a vast majority of-the citizens lock
ed themselves in their houses, the
entire Mexican population being
terror-strick6n and becoming im
pressed with the idea that the world
was coming to an end.
Suddenly a flash of lightning lit
up the scene, showing clouds hang
ing low over the housetops. A
wind began to blow, the lightning
in a few minutes played almost con- '
tinuously, and thunder roared over
the city like ; a thousand batteries
pounding out a mighty : chorus. -Trees
begaa to bend under the- ,
strengthening wind.' Over the.heart,"
of the city was carried the roof of a
negro's but from the 1 suburbs. - A
group of men saw the roof beings
spun along as" if by a giant hand, '
and the lightning and thunder
seemed.to combine in a magnificent ;
climax, . - . -
Houses were swept away ae if
they were structures of pasteboard.
Substantial stone structures " were .
razed, frame houses were caught up ,
in the swirling storm and torn to :
pieces. Koois were carried , away.
trees were torn out ; by the roots.,"
Telephone poles were snapped, wag- v
ons were picked out of the streets
and. carried beyond the city limit?. 1
ihe huts occupied by negroes and
the poorer Mexicans first were de
stroyed.. Nearly all of them were
blown flat, but many of them : were
-lifted like huge beehives and carri-
ed miles, ihe wind whipped - the
roof off the telephone building and,
reaching down into the structure, .
caught the big exchange and whirl
ed it around the - operating room.'
The exchange was found ; upside ;
down and in ruins. The telephone - .
officials report that it will be neces
sary to install a new sjstem. . "
The business firms in the center
hef the city have suffered great los-
sss. 1 he roofs were taken off half -.
a dozen buildings occupied by gro
cery and drygoods firms and enorr
mous damage waa done to stocks, ,
The roofs of the Hamilton and Ross -
hotels, two of the most pretentious -buildings
in the city, were torn to
pieces and 51) patrons ned into the
city streets in fright. The rooms
in the hotels were covered, with
many inches of water.
Gov. Lanham was appealed to
by Mayor Sanchez, of Laredo, for
aid. In response he issued a gen-,
eral appeal for help, expressing the :
wish that Texas in general would
be liberal-and prompt in its help.
At KihgsVaney. . - , : ; ,.
Herman Seifeit met with a seri
ous Iobb . Sunday. With his wife
and children ; he went to ' Doc
Frantz' . on a visit, leaving his
father and mother,- who are about
80 years old, at home, and before
noon be received word that his
house had burned with all its con
tents. . The parents had carried out
some things but did not get them
far enough away to save them. A
little bedding was saved. The old
lady had to crawl out through a
window ecorchmg her clothes and
hair. Herman-and his family have
gathered enough together to camp
on the farm. The father and
mother are staying for the present
at Dr. Luther's.
CORVALLIS RATES -
To Lewis and Clark Fair Over the
Rate One and one third fare for the
round trip, 3.50. -
Sale Date Daily from May 29th to Oct
ober 15. 1903.
Limit Thirty days but hot later than
October 31st, 1905.
Parties 0L10 or more.
Parties of 10 or more from one j'oint,
must travel together on one ticket both
ways, party tickets will be sold as fol
lows; Rate One fare for the round trip, $2.60.
Sale Date Daily from May 29th to Oct
ober 15th, 1905. -Limit
Organized Parties of 1000 or More.
For organized parties of one hundred or
more moving on one day from one place
individual tickets will be sold as follows:
RateOne fare for the round trip, $2.60.
Sale Date Daily from May 29th to Oct
ober 15th, 1905. -
Limit Ten days. . .
No stop-overs will be allowed on any
of the above tickets; they must be used
for continuous passage in each, direction.
For further information call oa
' W. E. Coman,
Gen. Pas. Agt. ' ...
J. E. Tanner,
. . Agt; Corvallis.
Real eBtate, farm and city property tar
sale, exchange or rent. No sales means
no commission to be paid. Youf . pat
ge kindly solicited. Help furnish
ed and positions secured.
H M. Stone,
South Main street, Corvallis.