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Douuty Ulwrk Omi
Vol. XVIII.-No. 17.
CORVALLIS, OREGON. FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 29. 1905.
b. f. ntmn Editor
Aeeinal Jaoiuiary Sale!
Never before have we placed on sale such an
immense stock of goods at such a sacrifice in
prices. The line comprise too many articles to
enumerate, but all Dress Goods, Domestics, Gent?
furniseishing Goods. Shoes, Umberellas, Trunks,
Valises, and Sewing machines in fact every article
in the big store has a price set to entice the buyer.
Our Middle counters are full of the very choicest
bargains. . All competition safe prices will be net
on all domestics.
II will cost you nothing to inspect ,our goods
and prices and Very little if you buy.
Call and see
X S. HARRIS.
BATTLE GOES ON
REBELS GET REINFORCE
MENTS FROM NEIGHBOR
. ING DISTRICTS.
Bring Your Watch
Your spectacles, your clockor any jewelryyou may
have that is in need of repairs and we will do it quick
ly and satisfactory. '
! . The 550 Diamond Ring will be drawn Jan 6th. Tickets given with all
'purchases until that date.
A complete line of watches and jewelry. Eyes tested free and glasses
fitted by the latest and most scientific optical instruments.
Pratt The Jeweler 6c Optician.
About to Attack St. Petersburg
The Strike Daily Extending
Plao to Mass Rebel Forces
at the Capital.
Atcbinson, Kan. Dec. 26. Rob
ert Led i og ton, who disappeared
from his home in Atcbinson 26
years ago, leaving his wife absolute
ly destitute, came back yesterday.
He is now aged and feeble and was
shaking with ague. '
His wife took him in, gave him
the best room in the house and is
nursing him back to health. She
has been alone all these years, but
by industry ehe has- made a com"
fortable living and ons her oto
Ledington says that when he left
here he went directly to Oregon
where he has been ever since, work
ieg as a coppersmith in the South
ern Pacific shops at Portland.
Berkeley, Cal..D3C 26. Such
hope as was inspired within the
breasts of the police department
and the federal officers of San Fran
cisco by Mrs. S, A. D. Puter's state
ment last week that Mr. Puter, earn
estly desired by the authorities in
connection with the . Oregan-fraud
cases, would arrive trom the North
last Saturday night, has died. "
Puter was on the steamer Pomo
na from Eureka. His wife said
he was "up in Mendocino county
on business." He would "surely
be back on the Pomona by Satur
day night." He has not arrived
yet and the secret service men are
The hunt, for Puter alleged to be
a liod swindler cn a big scale, ie
now on in earnest. It is feared Jtbat
he was warned in sufficient time -to
permit him to the leave the coun
try. . . - . , .
Astoria',' Of.,De"c. -26. Herman
F. Prael, secretary of the Clatsop
Mill Company, of this city, return
ed yesterday trom a trip to Chica
go. W bile in that city he mtt S,
A. D. Pater, of Oregon land-fraud
fame, at the Auditorium hotel.
ever the city is comparatively qui
et. Encounters with the strikers
in the suburbs have' lately caused
the death or injury of several hun
dred victims. The chief city sur
geon, M. Rosen, says be examined
the wounded and killed and found
among tbem many school boys and
youug girls. This fact affords fur
ther proof of the cruelty of the Cos
sacks. The general strike is developing
from day today. Many workmen
are waiting until next Monday,
when they will receive their holiday
pay before striking. From that
time the strike, it is asserted, will
be strictly enforced, telegraph wire
being cut and railway bridges blown
up to prevent communication.
The government is asserting that
the revolutionary movement is for
eign and anti-patriotic, this having
obliged the revolutionists to begin
operations in Moscow, which is ex
clusively Russiao, instead of in
towns of mixed population where
success might have been gained
more easily. Tbe government or
gans insist that the revolution is
definitely crushed and that the gen
eral strike is a failure. These claim b
have embittered tbe revolutionists
and made them eager to demon
strate their power in bloody encounters.
It is the general opinion among
the liberals that, if Count Witte
overcomes the strikers, Russia's lib
erty will be gone, because the czar
will never give free government vol
untarilv. Before the October man
ifesto Count Witte helped on the
revolution, m order to obtain power,
but now. he is against it and against
the grant of further liberties in or
der that he may stay in office.
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Never has a piano been represent
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for it represents the logical develop
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tbe musical enjoyment the instru
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this important improvement in pi
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ly known as "The First Complete
Pianos of all makes taken in ex
change for the Pianola Piano,
Grands- and uprights in excellent
condition, and bearing the names of
the highest grade of manufacturers,
are every day being received in part
payment. That people everywhere
should part with instruments which
they have hitherto valued highly,
is impressive evidence of the posi
tion that the Pianola Piano has at
tained among music-lovers. It is
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If you have a piano from which
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Write for terms on which such ex
change will be made.
Pianola Pianos are sold only by
Eiler's Piano House, Portland, Or.,
end through its many stores and
The people of this vicinity will
undoubtedly be phased to know
that any further information con
cerning the Pianola Piano, Piano
las, Pianos, Organs, etc., can be ob
tained from Professor Taillandier,
director of the piano department of
Corvallis Agricultural College, and
can be Been at his residence on Col
lege Hill on Saturday and every
evening of the week. A telephone
call will bring him to your houBe,
flILERS' PIANO HOUSE.
Pkof. G. Taillandier,
X)OK OUT FOR-
. The Wide-a Wake and Up-to-Date Cash Store
Open now for inspection our complete line of Hol
flay goods. Toys and Dry Goods. Notions. Boots and
hoe for Men, Women and children.
Men and Boys Suits and Underwear,
ladies Skirts and Underwear.
Sill iaui aiy biiiug yuu wauu. '
Groceeies flour and feed. ''...
.Neatest line of fancy Dishes in city. v 7
Fruit, Vegetables, Etc.
Genuine Rodger Silverwae given away for a short
We make a spscialty of quick delivery, look out
br wagon, listen for the bells.
Independent Phone 106. -
Bell Phone 551.
See our new store.
We try to please.
Kill furnish you with all kinds of FRESH or CURED
LARD, or SAUSAGE, at lowest living prices
e make a special effort to please our customers.
111 on us opposite 1 urners Grocery store.
Le your orders., . . Both Phones
CADY & SCHWINGLER
. St. Paul, Minn., Dec 261b. Jas.
J. Hill is to retire from active rail
road work on Siturday next, and
will r.e tucaeeded by his son, Lewis
W. Hill, according to disclosurej
made by Mr. Hill in an interview
Mr. Hill has been idling about
tie Minnota club, of which he is
a member, for several days, a thing
he has never been known to de be
fore, and the rumor is that he has
perfected arrangements for droping
out on Saturday and turning ov-
his work to his son, Louis, pres
ent vice-president of the road, who
will then become president, while
the elder son, James N. Hill, is to
succeed his brother as vice-president.
Mr. Hill said today that he in
tended laying down the work, but
that be had not yet announced the
St. Petersburg, Dec. 26. The
battle in Moscow is stiirraging, tbe
victory being undecided. Consid
erable reinforcements for the revo
lutionists have arrived from the
neighboring districts of Yaroslav,
Vladimir and Tamboy. The loyal
troops government now in Moscow
number 8,000 cavalry and Cossacks
while 'he infantry regiments there
incline towards the revolutionists.
The number of killed and wound
ed in the fighting thus . far exceeds
10,000. The artillery and fires
lighted by the revolutionists have
destroyed many blocks of houses,
and it is feared that Moscow will
be involved in a conflagration be
fore the present struggle is over.
Members of the government are
reported to believe, from informa
tion which has reached tnem, tnat
the Moscow affair is only a demon
stration, and that tbe decisive bat
tle with the revolutionists is to be
fought in St. Petersburg before ma
ny dayB. In this city and its sub
urbs and oh the frontier of Finland
are concealed large quantiies of
revolutionary arms and ammttni
tion. : Eighty - thousand laborers
are expected to march on tbe capi
tal from Narva and Reval at the
appointed time. "7 At present, how-
Chicago, Dac. 24. In contrast to
the general belief of the laymen that
the beef trust dictator of the price
of the world s meat eupply is on
trial in the federal court in Chica
go; tbe real tacts are tnat toe gov
ernment itself is on trial. By
strategic move the packers have
turned and placed tbe government
on trial and temporarily escaped
The beef combine- have- made
charges agaiaet the legislature,
against Federal Commissioner of
Corporations, James R. Garfield,
against the United States attorney
general and against the president
himself. It has filed sp?cial pleas
accusing the governmeat of having
promised its packers immunity if
they would open their books and
lead Mr. Garfield to discover wheth
er or not there was a beef trust. It
has accused Mr. Garfield of baving
turned tbe evidence hs secured from
the packers into the grand jury'e
hands to be used in indicting the
trust members. 3.
A jury has been selected out of a
venire of I48 Illinois farmers to try
the government on these charges.
If the jury decides tbe government
to be guilty as charged, the packers
will go free. Under snch circum
stances they cannot be prosecuted
even though they have violated the
law by conspiring to regulate the
prices of the world s beef supply.
The constitution provides that a
man cannot be compelled to testify
This, in brief, is tbe exact and
amazing status of the beef trust
cases in the United States district
court in Chicago.
It is not the construction given,
however, either by the attorneys
tor prosecution or defense. It is the
status found to exist by examining
a mass of legal documents and sit
ting through a day's session.
Ihe faghtia undoubtedly one of
the greatest legal battles of its kind
that ever occurred in the United
Sixteen beef barons are struggling
to escape the penalty of years' im
prisonment in jail. All are fabu
lously wealthy.; They have ruled
the railroads, mastered the mark
ets, dominated the world of finance.
Thirty-five lawyers are battling
In the courtroom in a last desperate
stand to prevent their millionaire
clients from being tried. These
trust attorneys! combined salaries
amount to $7,000 a day, or g2,5oo,
000 a year, if tteir services are re
quired bo long.
One attorney is arrayed against
them in the coi rtroom in behalf of
the governmen and the people. His
salary is $5,oo a year.
Two hundre of the foremost
lawyers of the United States are
aiding the com sel for the beef trust
by advice and uggestion. Hordes
0 detectives ale scouring this fed
eral district o look up the records
A PURE SEA PRODUCT
BH' II J'
VEGETABLE GELATINE is pure and nutri
tious. ... Ordinary-aaimal-gelatiaes - being made
from bones, tissues, skins and hoofs of animals,
containing little or no nutrition. Vegetable
gelatine is a clean wholesome sea product and
is recommended by prominent physicians for
its high nutritious value.
Glucose, Confectioners Sugar
always on hand
of the jurors in whose hands the
beef trust's case is intrusted.
Victoria, B. C, Dec. 28. The
British bark Pass of Melfort, Cap
tain Cougall, from Ancon for Pa
get Sound, drove ashore on the
rocks of Vancouver Island a quar
ter a mile east of Amphrltrite Point
last night, and. all on board were
lost. The vessel was making for
the entrance to the Straits, when
the terrific northwest gale drove
her to a lee shore on Vancouver
Island, and the doomed ship drove
with terrific force onto the rocks,
breaking up soon afterward.
Bodies of the lost seamen are now
coming ashore. The first body re
covered was that of an able seaman
dressed in oilskins and overalls.
Two more were seen afterward,
rolling in the heavy surf, but could
not be recovered. A number of
ship's backets, all marked "Pass
of Melfort," . were found on tbe
beach, and not far away in a small
bay at the extremito of Amphri
trite Point, which marks the west
erly entrance to Barclay sound, the
ship's barometer, broken boats, oars
aid the figurehead of the wrecked
bark, came ashore, together with
other wreckage. Two spars were
visible to watchers from shore, wash
ing about as though held by other
A torn piece of paper, which
seems like part of the logbook , of
Captain Cougall, was found on the
beach, with the name "John Hous
ton" on it, and not far away a water-soaked
photograph of 15 seamen
and apprentices of the Pass of Mel
fort, taken at tbe break of the bark's
poop, was found on the beach.
Tonight at midnight Captain
James Gauden, agent of marine and
fisheries, received a diepatcn from
Eolulet that, everything possible
was being done to recover more
bodies and to identify, if possible,
the bodies that come ashore.
San Francisco, Dac. 22. Lewis
E. Aubrey, state mineralogist, said
"The timber-land frauds exposed
in Washington and Oregon are pet
ty compared with similar frauds
now being carried on in California.
Hundreds of thousands hf acres of
timber and richest mineral lands in
the state are being seized by the
timber grabbers. If it Is exempt
from entry as timber lands, they
file mineral location notices on it,
take out a patent later and thus
forever shut out the prospector and
miner. When it is open to entry
they file timber locations and swear
the land is non-mineral, even where
it is known to be rich in minerals.
I know of timber grabbers gllng on
land and swearing it was non-mineral
when there were stamp mills
crushing gold ore on the Bame land
at the time the timber location was
Mr. Aubrey says that he will
consult with the United States dig'
trict attorney and that charges
against a number of prominent
men may be presented before the
federal grand jury.
Thatcher & Johnson have re
ceived car of oil meal.