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Vol. XVHI.-No. 11.
CORVALLIS, OREGONV MAY 27. 1905.
B. F. IRTIKI Editor
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AN ACT OF CRAZY MAN
CALIFORNIA LUNATIC KILLS
HIS WHOLE FAMILY AND
He Shoots at Passing Milkman and
Pursues Him in- Early Morn
ing After Slaying All His ;'
Household Other News.
Sin Rafael, Cal., May 2I Wil
liam Stephens, of Ross Valley, Ma
rio county, at 5 o'clock this morn
ing killed his wife, shot- his five
children, three of whom died in
stantly, and two later in a hospital,
attempted to kill a passing milk
man, and then ended his own lite,
after-filing two bullets . into himself.-
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Stephens was about 35 years old,
and was formerly a book agent, bat
latterly connected with a rubber
good 8 house of San Francisco. The
family also conducted a chicken
ranch at their home in Koea Valley
and had a flock of 1000 fowls.
This morning a passing milkman ,
was startled to see Stephens emerge
from hia home, . revolver in hand,
and fire upon him. The milkman
whipped up his horse and btphens
pursued him for two hundred yards
firing aa be ran. Stephens then
halted in the roadway, placed the
revolver to his -breast and discharg
ed the weapon. The ballet did not
end his-lifa, and he sent a second
shot through his brain.
When neighbors and officers en
tered the home of Stephens, they
came upon a shoc&ing scene, in
alt of the beds were the members of
the .unfortunate family, each with a
revolver wound in the head. . The
wife and three of the children were
deadJl- The children ranged from 1
to It yeara m age. ' v.
There is at present no known
reason for the tragedy,, but the the
and jumped up and down as if fran
tic aThen he started for the milk
man and fired the shot at him.
When . Butterfield saw Stephens
stop and shoot himself in the breast
and then through the head, - falling
into the road, he ran to the house,
and in tlie " first room saw Mrs.
Stephens lying dead on. the floor
witli a bullet wound in the head.
He rent into another room and
found three children dead and two
wounded in the head.
Appalled by the ghastly: scene,
Butterfield ran out of the house
and notified the coroner. -All the
victims were shot in the head.
The two wounded Stephens chil
dren; died at a hospital this after
A DESPERATE, NEGRO
killed; one:: man:: and
wounded seven more.-
Barricaded Himself in His House
When He Saw Officers ap-
proacbing Other .
. . 1 News..-;: " '
Owensboro, Ky., May 22. Bob
Shaw, a negro, supposedly insane,
has killed one man and wounded
jry is gdyaacatbaV; SepehahflM ktlleavitirifig
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came suddenly insane, and bis mur
derous attack on the unoffending
milkman appears J to substantiate
Stephens four years - ago under
went an operation for appendicitis,
and at times since had suffered
greatly. . He was also afflicted with
dyspepsia "and insomnia. Thn
there were financial worries, due to
the fact that the family had little
1 money and no credit. Not long ago
Maud, the 8-year-old daughter, now
dead, told her playmates at school
that she and her mother and broth
ers and sisters were afraid of their
faeher bscause he was acting so
strangely. - ;
The S:ephens family came to
California from Portland, Or.,
year and a half ago. His wife was
I the daughter of an Eastern college
professor. Stephens worked as
I salesman tor a rubber company
and bs a bicycle agent in San Fran
cisco, but failed in both pursuits,
presumably because of his health
Eight moDths ago Mrs. Stephens
received quite a sum of money from
relatives in the East, and with this
money she purchased a chicken
ranch near Ross Station, in which
the tragedy took place.
Lint en Butterfield was the milk
man who heard the shots and then
saw Stephens run out-of the house
The latter had a pistol in his baud
. BekUj Causacia, May 2I The
governor, of Baku, : Prince Naka-J
chid z a, was assassinated at 3 p. m.
todayby a man who threw a. bomb
at his carriage.-V'A lieutenant who
was accompanying governor, and a
bystander, were also, killed by the
explosion, and the coachman is be
lieved to have been fatally injured.
St. Petersburg, May 25,-Though
no details of "the assassination ; of
Prince; Nakachidza, governor of Ba
ku, Caucasia, at Baku, Wednesday,
have been received, the impression
here is that the outrage was the
work of the Armenian revolutiona
ry committee in revenge for the at
titude, taken by the, prince during
the racial war between. Armenians
and Tarterff-in 'February last," and
is not attributable to the RuBsian
terrorists, even . though the latter
are at present extremely, active, in
many partB of the empire.
. The Armenia ns'laid the respons
ibility for the death of those Blain
in February at the - door of the
Prince, and only yesterday suit was
begun against the prince before the
senate tribunal at St. Petersburg";
in behalf of the children Lalaieff, a
Bak a -millionaire, whose house was
stormed and hurnedV -and ; himself,
his witp, parents and children were
damages to the amount of $i2,500
were claimed, if being maintained
that the governor, instead of- per
forming his duty by stopping the
massacre actually incited the Tar
tars to attack the Armenians
Notice Of Final Settlement
In the matter of the estate' of Emily
A. Wright deceased.
Notice is hereby given that I, Tohn M.
Wright, as administrator of said estate of
t-muy A. Wright, deceased, nave bled
my final account as such administrator
with tha clerk of the County - Court 01
Benton county, State of Oregon, and the
said court has fixed Monday the 5th day
of June, 1905. at the hour of 10 o'clock
a. m. of said day as tbe time and the
county court room in .the court honse in
Oorvallis, Benton County, Oregon, aa
the place for hearing and all objections
to the said final account and for settle
John M. Wright.
Administrator of the estate of Emily
A Wright, deceased.
and died while being removed to a
hospital. - ; v ;-
VAs B9rnetein and his companions
were leaving the scene two colored
men seized the ; bartenker and a
scuffle for possession of the revolver
began. ' Special Policeman Tinsley
colored, came running up. Seeing
the colored policeman approahing,
Bernstein swung the revolver to
ward him, and, according to Tins
ley, discharged the weapon twice.
;. Tinsley returned the fire, Bhoot
ing four bullets into Bernstein's
body. Bernstein fell unconscious,
and a crowd that had gathered made
toward Tinsley and the '.wounded
man V With the assistance of anoth
er negro, Tinsley picked Bernstein
seven m ine past, twenty-tour hours 1 up and ran into a near-by saloon
near-wanman. ine body ot tnei- Tinsley stood in the doorway
dead man lies in front - of. Shaw's with A
uuubo, auu vuo ucgiu wuunuBs to , which was ' comcosed of
defy the officers who are seeking' to
arreet him. --- ," ; ; ;'
Yesterday afternoon. Shaw was
terrorizing tne community around
Waitman and a petition , was sent
here for help. -A posse was imme
diately formed, but as; soon as it
approached the madman's house he
opened fire. " Marshal Wateori. was
shot in the face and Deputy -Marshall
in the back. J"; ,i, t,
: This morning a posse, heade'd by
Sheriff Kelley, went fronxLewiston
to Whitman and found Shaw sitting
on his front porch. Shaw quickly
barricaded himself in . his house.
The posse tried to storm the house,
but, tbe negro opened fire. ' He ap
parently : only - shot small " shot
which saved . the lives of those he
aimed at.. Shaw was shot at twice.
He had two revolvers, but announc
ed that he would save them for
work at close range.
A great crowd gathered around
the house, keeping a safe distance
away.' ' inis alter noon Will Brown,
deputy sheriff of -Hancock county,
volunteered to go to the house and
take Shaw.v When - he 'waaCvvithin
fifteen feet if-Shaw the -srazy man
firw. blowiDgr'Brown'r head com
;At.6 o'clock tonight a ' mob " of
ime aaiihrjH j s.utroicadfijifes.w's
house ana set it oa nre. Vbnaw re
mained in the burning -house as
long as he could stand the beat, and
finally leaped out and - trii to es
cape. Nearly 100 shots wWe fired,
and Shaw's body was riddled with
bullets. ' .
was crying for vengeance ; for r IbeA
killing of Gray, and,Tin8ley 'Be'eing
that he wouldjiot be able;:to vkeep
them ' back unassisted shut - and
barred the door. - . -
A Good Suggestion.
Mr. C. B. Wainwrighf of Lemon City,
Fla.,. has written the manufacturers that
much better results are obtained from
the use of Chambeilain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhosa Remedy in cases of pains
in tne stomacn, colic and cnoiera mor
bus by taking it in water as hot as can
be drank. That when taken in this way
the effect is-double in rapidity, "It
s ems to get at the right spot instantly,'.
h: says. Jor sale by Graham & VVor-
Gozads Gal Dog and Pony Shows
Will Exhibit on S. P. R. R. Lot
CorvallisrMonday, May 29th.
. Prescott, : Ariz. May, 22. Mil
lions of tons of rock and earth
caved in at noon today in Senator
Clark's United Verde copper mine,
at Jerome, Ariz., the ground drop
ping from the surface to the 700-
ioot level. uracKing timbers gave
the alarm, and 300 miners fled for
their lives and escaped uninjured.
For several days the ground has
been settling and timbers creaking.
Today with a mighty crash the
earth caved, carrying with it the
new shaft, levels, drifts and slopes.
From fissures on the surface came
clouds of sulphur smoke from that
part of the mine which has been on
fire for several years.
The extent of the damage cannot
as yet be ascertained, but if it is as
bad as feared the . great property
will be cbsed and the existence of
Jerome will be doomed. The hoist
ing works which are over the mine,
have settled, and th6 machinery
cannot be worked. The smelting
plant has also been shut, and all
activity ceased.,, ;
The officials of the 'company take
an optimistio view of the situation
and say the damage is not irrepar
able, and the smelter will be work
mg again within a month.
. At Monroe-' '
WjSiam Hdggips is able to walk
without his-crutchea: for the first"
time since hie fall from - a load of
hay three weeks' ago. - '
. Irr Hues la still . improving and
is ablet'5 superintend hiB butcher,
business in Monroe. " , ' I
vim Rams transferred hls cattle
to his Siuslaw . ranch two weeks . '
The foundation for the Wilhelm -residence
is being laid. Mr.- Wil-
helm is : preparing to build a new ,
store also. '. ; . . .: : -1
Monroe continues to progress.
Brown's, school will hold an.-' ice-'
cream social on Friday jjvenmg,
June 9th, for the purposa-'ofr paint
ing the interior of the-school house.
in.. us' 1
to do the painting.
John Fauver ma " beens laid up
with 'as' bilious' attack ' the nast -
JTranfi: Klckard; - deputy roadmas-
ter, has been workiag roads the past
week, when weather would permit.
There will be a picnic in Junc
tion City, May 27th, in interest of
Junction band boys. -
John Brown has moved in the
Fritz Schlee house. Mr.Schlee has
about finished moving everything .
to hia ranch, about six miles west
of Cottage Grove. ;
Mrs. Reed has been kept busy
sewing the past few weeks.
Sherman Simpson is gardening
Sherman, who is the lucky
Miss Eda Martin returned from -Portland
Mrs. William Hoggins is prepar
ing to visit relatives in Eastern Or
egon this summer. She is going
for improvement of her health.
Mrs. Clarence Lemill has return .
ed from Portland, pronounced cured.
Always Fresh from the
Dairies, tasty and good.
Sweet and sour,
bottle and bulk.'
Fresh and always"
from the hens. . r
Truck, nothing but best,
grown by good gardeners. "V
The best canned Fruits and Vegetables on the market.
OUR METHODS OF BUSINESS '
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Grand Street Parade at Noon;
Performances afternoon and evening. Prices Children 15 cts
Adults 25 cts.
Chicago, May -23. Chicago is
threatened with a race war of seri
ous proportions. Embittered by
the shooting of : Enoch Carlson, an
8-yearo d boy, last week, by two
negroes, the residents in-the vicini
ty of 29th and Deerborn streets have
armed themselves, and clashes be
tween white and colored men, have
become so frequent since the Carl
son murder that it has been found
necessary to detailjscofes of police
men in the district to preserve
peace.v Even this precaution has
been unsuccessful in keeping the
opposing factions apart.
In a riot that broke out in this
district tonight between the whites
and the blacks, James Gray, color
ed, was killed, Harry Bernstein was
m oi tally wounded and a building
in which Bernstein was being held
a -captive, suffering fronij ballet
wounds, was stoned, and , partially
wrecked by a mob of 1000 persons.
- Bernstein . who is. a bartender,
drew a revolver and fired four shots.
Two of the bullets : took . effect - in
uray's body. Me teil .unconscious
Showers and sunshine have been
the order of the times for the past
few days, weather cool, grass and
grain growing fine, but too cool for
Preparation for the coming picnic
has commenced in earnest. A gcod
time is expected. Every one invit
ed to attend. '
N. Clem purchased a new buggy
while in Corv His last week, as a
surprise for hia wife.
Miss Bertha Coon, of O. A. C,
spent Sunday at home wfitb. her
parents, T. M. and Mrs. Coon, of
South Belllountain. ; -
Supt. Den man passed through
this place Monday en route home
Mrs". Ingram and daughter Ethel
cams home Tuesday from a visit
with Corvallis friends, v ,
Marcus Gragg ' was a Junction
visitor Sunday. ,
E. N. Starr, road supervisor, is
busy scraping and leveling up the
roads. Let the good work go on as
it is much needed.; r
Subscription papers are in circu
lation for money to helppay for the
picnic grounds, recently purchased,
from the Methodist church.""
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