The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, January 26, 1906, Image 1

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Vol. XVIII.-No. 17.
B. F. IBTIMI Editor
and Proprietor
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Already Here
Arrived Tiiil Week
Big Line Men's Tan Shoes
Heavy Soles, Wing Tip
Greatest Values for Price
of any Shoe in the city-
All over oun store, in every department
rgainscan be found. The Dress Goods
department are are offering specially strong
inducements. Big lot of remnants that
will repay an inspection.
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Are You Curious?
Would pou like to see inside a hnmaneye? Call at Pratt the Jeweler
& Option store at any time and he will be pleased to show you the nerves,
veins and arteries as seen through the latest and most scientific combined
Opthalmascope and Retmascope. If you have trouble with vnr eyes calf on
I Pratt The Jeweler & Optician.
M. M
Bicycle & Sporting Goods Store
We aim to keep ahead of the game have any
thing from a trop to a goose loadi Something new on
every freight. No old stock, everything fresh.
Guns aan Bicycles for Rent
A full line of sewing machine supplies, foot balls,
basket balls, boxing gloves, punching bags, gymnas--
ium suns, nunung coats and vests, belts, gun cases,
duck decoys, duck and goose calls, pocket electric flash'
lights, knives ; razors, etc. We can fix , anything that
is fixable in our repair shop, 2 doors south post office.
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Blockading Will Be Done With
Full Consent of the United
States France May Land
Troops Other News.
Washington, Jan. 3. France has
determined to make a decisive move
against Venezuela to revenge the
insults heaped upon her by Presi
dent Castro and will blockade the
Venezuelan coast. It is now learn
ed that these orders are now being
prepared at the naval office in Par
is for transmission to the French
squadron now in the Caribbean wa
ters. The information comes from an
unquestionable diplomatic authori
ty and is verified by cables receiv
ed from France by the state depart
ment. The blockade will be estab
lished within ten days, as soon as
the proper numbsr of vessels can
be assembled on the coast of Vene-.
zuela. France has three warships
now within a few days sail of the
coast and two more are about to be
sent from Europe.
In making this move, franco has
only consulted the United States.
Although Germany and Great Brit
ain have been informed of the deci
sion, their permission to blockade
the ports of the turbulent South
American country basnot been asked
nor will it be, although both these
countries have levies upon the cus
toms receipts of Venezuela.
: France considers that her politic
al rights transcend the fiscal rights
of other nations and this view is
supported by the United States,
with whom a thorough understand
ing exists, France having agreed to
protect the integrity of the Monroe
doctrine. The blockading will be
dooe .with the full consent of tbe
United States and France may laDd
troops as a "supplemental remedy."
Tbe I a ft news had from Venezu
ela was to the effect that President
Castro was rushing troops and am
munition to the seaports, toprepaie
for an tttack, and that a warlike
spirit possessed thecountry.Whelb
er Castro's little gunboats will at
tempt an attack upon tbe powerful
ships of France is not known, but
it is extremely questionable;'
Tbe history or tbe present diffi
culty be tween Venezuela and France
dates back to the expulsion of M.
Brnn, the representative of ;.the
French Cable company at Caracas
and charge d'affaires Taigny's pro
test against the-actioD, Castro held I
that hia position was .correct, ac
cused tbe of having
aided the Matos rebellion, and de
clared their franchise forfeited. He
refused to. treat , further with the
French' government with, M. Taig
ny. Ao open rupture was averted
through the efforts of Minister Rus
sell of America. - i - , -France's
anger to the repeated
insults heaped, upon Frenchmen
and her representatives, was. shown
by the sending 6f a warship, squad
ron to Martinique! ' The move had
no effect upon Castro, who took oc
casion td still further, widen, the
breech by still refuging .to. permit
M, Taigny to land after he had
boarded a vessel in the harbor to
obtain his instructions. ' Although
technically this was Toot a forcible
expulsion, it amounted to an act of
hostility and France retaliated by
expelling M. Maubourguret, the
charge d'affaires of Venezuela, from
French territory.
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 23. An
infnriated bull gave battle to a rap
idly moving Southern Pacific loco
motive one mile eouth of Brighton
last evening. The onslaught prov
ed disastrous to both the bovine
and the iron monster,, the animal
losing its life and the engine being
disabled. Another locomotive was
sent from this city to take the paB
Benger train to Stockton.
When the fearful crash occurred
the bull was mortally wounded,
but as it writhed in agony it bellow
ed defiantly and struck out wildly
with its legs. . One well directed
blow punctured tbe oil tank and
the fuel Eoon escaped, leaving the
locomotive helpless.
Washington, Jan. 24. "We
would whip Japan if the navies of
the two countries were matched
ship for ship, man for man," said
President Roosevelt today in a talk
with Dr. James Soherrer, president
of Newberry college, of Newberry
college, of Newberry, South Caroli
na, so the edocator says.
Dr. Scherrer lived for five yeirs
in Japan, where he was a tutor.
When Dr. Scherrer visited the
White House today the president
asked him a great many questions
about Japan and the Japanese na
vy fighting qualities, Japanese
ships and men. Dr. Scherrer said
that be believed tbe Japanese navy,
man for man, the best in the world,
but the president contended that
the American navy, man for man,
was the best, and expressed his be
lief that this country, it it should
have a war with Japan would de
feat the Japanese if the navies were
matched ship for ship.
President Roosevelt expressed
the highest admiration lor tbe ex
cellent hghung qualities of the Jap
anese and spoke in the ' most ex
travagant manner of their magni
ficent fighticg machines.
Persuade an obstinate case rather
than lash it into action ifyou want to see
good progress made. This is as true
when it is a faulty human system as
when it is a baulky mule.
Alcoholic stimulants and alcoholic med
icines whip -the digestive functions into
quick action, but do not prevent the weak
ening reaction which follows so closely.
': In cases of impaired appetite and diges
tion mal-nutrition and wasting away, a
safe and reliable tonic is. needed and is
the only thing that can be relied upon. ";
Dr. Pierce discovered, forty years ago,
that Nature had provided freely for these
needs of her children and thai In her la
boratory were the remedies.-, . Glyceric
extracts of Golden Seal root, Queen's root.
Stone root, Black Cherrybark, Bloodroot
and Mandrake root, as prepared, com
bined and preserved without alcohol, in
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery,
constitute the most effective and certain
tonic, alterative and tissue rebuilding
remedy ever offered to the public.
A prominent merchant. Mr. J. Alfred
Arcand. of 689 Saint Lawrence Street. Mon
treal, Canada, writes: "I have used Doctor
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery off and
on for nine years. When I have It in the
house I need no doctor or other medicine.
Nine years ago I was troubled with rheu
matism. Your 'Golden Medical Discovery'
eliminated the uric acid from the- system.
Since that time I have never been without
it in the house. There is no other medicine
I think so much of. nor none I think its
equal. Every one to whom I recommended
it Is pleased with the results, and all thank
me for advising Its use. It Is a splendid
remedy for stomach trouble: cures colds In
a few days, and is the only sure cure I know
of for 'La Grippe."' i
Dr. 7 Pierce's Common Sense Medical
Adviser, is sent free on receipt of stamps
to pay expense of mailing only. - Send
21 one-cent stamps for the paper-covered
book, or 31 stamps for the cloth-bound.
Address Dr. E. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
. Chicago, Jan. 24. Martin Mon
ahaD, aged 60 years, and strong
and willing but unable to obtain
employment because of his f gray
hairs, today ended his life by swal
lowing carbolic acid. i. He was once
a wealthy cattle buyer for a big
stockyards firm. Two or three
years ago he lost all his money and
secured employment in the city
water service, the : position . being
that of a common laborer. Bat
this did not impair his dignity, as
be constantly aimed to secure . bet
ter employment, but everywhere he
went employers looked at his gray
hairs and told him they bad ; noth
ins for him. In a letter -left the
suicide said. . . ; ,
"I am now 60 years of age and
can find nothing to do, although I
am strong, able and willing. I
know other : men in my,, position
who will pursue the pame course.
May God forgive all men who re
fuse to employ a man because be
is getting old.
Brighton, Colo., Jan. 24 Coun
ty Judge A. H. Guthriel was ar
reBted this morning after a fight
with Sheriff James P. Higgins and
a deputy and thrown into jail
on a charge of assessing excessive
fees in recent contempt case against
two town trustees.
Child Not Expected to Liive from On
Hour to Another, but Cured
t iiamoeriam's joiic, cholera ai
Diarrhoea Kemedy,
Ruth, the little daughter of E. N. Dewy
of Agnewville, Va., was seriously ilp-?w
cholera infantum last summer. "We ga
Iter up and did not expect her to live from
ene hour to another," he says. "I happened
to think of Chamlerlain's Colic, Cholera am
Diarrhoea Kemedy and got a bottle of
from the store. . In five hours I saw a change
for .the. better. We kept on giving it and
before she had taken the half of one smal
bottle she was well." This remedy is for sale
by Graham & Worthani ,
Only I5 Survive of the 154 Passen
gers and Crew of the Steamer
Valencia Help Could Not
Reach Them Fear to
Come Too Close.
Victoria, B. . C, . Jan. 24. The
Pacific Coast steamship Valencia,
which left San Francisco January
2O for Puget Sound points with 101
passengers and a crew of 60, in a
dense fog in the early hours of yes
terday morning piled upon the racks
of Vancouver Island near Cloo Ose,
five or six miles from Carmanah
point,, 65 miles from Victoria. Ma
ny perished in the first crash and
the survivors are in great peril from
the heavy seas.
The first news of the disaster
came late yesterday afternoon, when
a lifeboat containing six men reach
ed Cape Beale. (
The vessel had been carried , out
of her course by the storm, which
had raged for the last two days.
The wind is now blowing 4o miles
an hour and. tremendous seas are
sweeping the wreckage. It is fear
ed there has been great loss of life.
Soundings taken a few minutes be
fore the vessel struck showed , 3o
fathoms of water and the officers of
the steamer thought they were near
Umatilla reef lightship. .
When the vessel Btruck her en
gines were reversed and the steam
er succeeded in backing off into
deep water. She began to fill, driv
ing the engineers from their posts
after they had put the. engines at
full speed ahead. The survivors
left the Valencia lying head on to
the sea, 3o yards from , the high
bluff 00 shore, with the water over
ber main deck. Those passengers
Mho had escap d drowing were hud
dled on the saloon deck. Boats
filled with women and children
who ; attempted to escape were
smashed against the side of tbe
steamer or capsized in the high
eeas and all of them lost. Seven
boats and three liferafts were low
ered and only, two of them have
been heard from.. : . -. ;i :;;
The Valencia, sailed, from. ' San
FranciscD on her second trip : to
Victoria, replacing the disabled
steamer City of Pueblo at II, a. m.
Saturday. This was the only clear
day, officers having to steer by.
, Victoria, B.-C, Jan. 24. Of the
1 54 people on " board the steamer
Valencia when she struck' near
Klanaway rock, ' five miles from
Cape Beale,, Monday night,, but 15
were saved. Seven were passengers,
eight were of the crew. The dead
dead number 139, the greatest loss
of life in the Northern Pacific since
the Pacific was, lost in 1873. "
The steamer in whose rigging
obout .30 .persons . were clinging,
frantically waving for assistance
which could not be given when the
steamer Queen left the scene at
11:3P a. m.. broke up about 5 p. m.
sweeping to death those few who
had survived those terrible hours
of privation, chilled and numbed
to the limit of human endurance by
clouds of spray, which swept over
them. ' ,
The sight of the people thronged
in the rigging, waving signals . to
the steamer, was heartrending.
Nothing could be done. The Queen
could not approach closer than half
a mile, and to lower boats in the
heavy sea would have been mad
ness. The tug Czar ran toward
the wreck, then in a haze, and re
turning, reported not having seen
any one on board. The Queen re
ported the existence of the
survivors in the rigging, but the
message probably was not under
stood, for soon after the tug left
and with -tbe eteamor Salvor, pro
ceeded around Cape Beale toward
The sea rolled high. There was
a Btrong wind blowing from the
east, seaa at times washing over the
tug Czar, wbicn rolled heavily
The Queen stood off until half an
hour after tbe others had left, when
the steamer City of Topeka arrived
from beanie with Captain Patter
son, port .captain,, and General
Agent Pharo, of the Pacific Coast
Steamship company, on board, and
ordered Captain Cousins back to
Victoria Immediately, to continue
his voyage to San Francisco, asking
him to report to the City of Topeka
on the way outward tonight.
The Valencia, as the Queen l9ft
her, lay side-on to a rocky cliff,
wbich runs perpendicularly almost
to the water's edge and offers small
chauce of a landing. With the aid
of glasses the people were seen
plainly in the rigging waving Sig
nals of distress and firing guns,
were fired from the wreck about 10
a. m. and it is believed by those on
tbe Queen that an effort was then
being made to fire lines ashore.
Mayor Moorely, of Victoria, has
chartered the tug Lome, which
will leave as soon as possible for
tbe Valencia, although it is feared
here it may arrive too late, as a
message from Cape Beale at 5 p.
m. reports the vessel breaking up.
Tbe mayor has made arrangements
with the commanding officer of the
naval station at Esquimale to send
a lifeboat's crew from H. M. S.
Egeria on the Lome, to see if any
thing can be done to succor those
who were in the rigging when the
Queen left the wreck.
With the remaining survivors
who had not been battered, to death
or swept from tbe steamer by heavy
seas as the vessel lay almost sub
merged, lying broadside to the
shore, about I5O feet from the
high bluff at Klanaway Point,
clinging to the rigging that still
A telegram to the - Mercharts
Exchange at San . Francisco from
Victoria eay s that .- the. , steamer
Queeen reports that the 25 or 30
clinging to tbe rigging on the Va
lencia appeared to be women most-
iy. - '
The steamer City of Topeka is
near the wreck, but, owing - to the
heavy sea, is unable to send boats
to the persons still aboard. It is
thought that tbe sea will moderate
enough by tomorrow to permit suc
cor to reach -them. .
At Victoria arrangements have
been made to convert tbe drill hull
here into a morgue where all bod
ies will be placed when, the steam
ers arrive from the wreck. All
drills have been cancelled on this
Grant's Pass, Or., Jan. 24.
Since 9 o'clock this morning the I2
men who heard tbe evidence in tbe
trial of Dora Jennings, on trial for
the murder of her father, Norman
Jennings, have been struggling to
reach a verdict.
When court convened this morn
ing, Judge Hanna delivered his in
structions, which were considered
by tbe state and the defendant's at
torneys aB being extremely fair and
impartial. Then the jury began its
deliberations and save - for - the
short time consumed at the noon
day for a hasty meal, these men
have been trying to reach a verdict,
and np to a late hour have, failed
to agree.
That Borne of tbe jurors failed to
be convinced by the brilliant argu
ments made- by District . Attorney
Reams was quickly, apparent. f r
no sooner had the jury retired to
their room than a heated discussion
of the evidence could be heard
emitting trom tbe room in which
they, had retired. The debate among
the jurors was at times furious and
so loud did some of them talk that
they could be plainly heard on tbe
street. There were times when it
seemed as if every member of the
jury took part in the discussion and
when the stormy lalk was heard by
those who bad followed the trial
from the binning, it was evident
that a disagreement would follow.
Lite this afternoon and while the
jurors were trying to reach a con
clusion, Attorney Norton presented
his argument for an appeal and ar
rest of judgment in behalf of Jasper
Jennings. Attorney Norton was
answered by Mr. Reames, and
Judge Hanna, after hearing what
tbe attorneys bad to say, took tbe
case under advisement. His honor
will render a decision' tomorrow
end everything indicates that he
will not sustain the appeal. If this
should be the case Jasper will be
sentenced tomorrow.
At a late hour , this evening the
jury is still at loggerheads. Eight
are for acquittal and four are for
conviction and unless these four
can be won over, it will result in a
hung jury. This will mean that
Dora Jennings' case will not come
up again until the fall term of court.
Bean - ThB Kind You Have Always Bong!;'