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Vol. XIX.-No. 3
CORVALLIS, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 22. 190(5.
B.F. IRTIHS BdltO
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DOES IT PAY
When you want anything in the line of
Clothing, come and see our line, get prices.
We balance omr quality and prices defy
competition. . 0r clothing sales has made
big strides in the past few years and this has
justified a big increase in our buy ing. Never
before has our store received such a big ship
ment as this spring we have clothing Nob
by clothing for sale. Investigate.
MITCHELL'S YOUNG SISTER
SAYS SHE WILL TESTIFY
Great Line Mens Fine Shoes.
No Prizes go with our
Chase & Sanborn High Grade
In fact nothing goes with our coffee but cream sugar and
P. M. ZIEROLF.
bole agent for ,
Chase & Sanborn Higb Grade
New Sporting Goods Store.
A new and complete line consisting of
Bicycles, Guns, Ammunition.
Fishing Tackle, Base Ball Supplies,
Knives, Razors, Hammocks. Bicycle Saundries
In fact anything the sportsman need, can
be found at my store.
Bicycles and Guns for rent. General Repair Shop.
All Work Guaranteed.
M. M. LONG'S
Ind. Phone 126.
If you are looking for some real good bargainslin
Stock, Grain, Fruit and Poultry Ranches, write for'our
special list,, or come and see us. We take pleasure in
giving you all the reliable information you wish, also
showing you over the country.
AMBLER 6c WATTERS
Real Estate, Loan and Insurance
Gorvallis and Philomath, Oregon.
Prisoner Pleads Not Guilty and Hi9
Trial la Set for June 25 Pu
ter Arrested in Alameda
Tries 'o Draw Pistol
but Loses the Drop.
i eeattie, waso., aiay iv. ucorge
I Mitchell, the youthful slayer of
' Joshua" Creffield and the avenger
of the wrongs done his two eieters
by the Holy Roller prophet, plead
ed not guilty to a charge of murder
in the first degree before Superior
Judge Frater this morning. The
proceedings took, only a few min
utes and shortly after the pleading
June 25 was designated as the day
on which the trial will commence.
Mitchell is taking his confinement
philosophically, and came into court
freshly shaven and with his cloth
ing carefully pressed. He was ac
companied by bia attorneys, Morris
and Shipley, and took much inter
est in the proceedings which trans
pired, before he was called upon to
enter his plea. Interest in Mitchell
has Bot flagged, as was th9 case
when he w s arraigned, the deputy
sheriffs who brought him into court
were forced to shoulder a pathway
through the crowd which had as
After entering his plea Mitchell
walked to his seat and before the
case had been set started to return
to the jail at the beck of his guard
ians. He was recalled, however, by
Will Morris, one of his attorneys,
and smiled when he was informed
that it was desiied that he remain
until the date of his trial had been
fixed. This detail gone through
witb, Mitchell shook bands with his
legal representatives and followed
the deputy sheriffs through the
crowd lack to his cell. .
When Mitchell is railed for trial
the strange spectacle will be pre
sented of his sister, 17-year-old Es
ther, testifying for the prosecution
in order to tend him to the gallows
for killing Creffield, and his broth
er, Fred, testifying in his behalf.
The sister said today at the police
police matron's borne, where she is
being held as a witnesr:
hope my brother will have
time to repaot of bis sins before
they hang him."
She is in daily consultation with
Prosecuting Attorney Mackintosh
and bas outlined to that official the
evidence she will give. The pros
ecution's hope of convicting Mitch
ell of some degree of murder has in
creased since the sister has come to
Esther Mitchell declares even now
that Creffield is Chriet and that he
will rise again. She says her broth
er lies when he says that -Creffield
ever d d her any barm. She ad
mits that Creffield will rise again
from the dead to leed his flock.
She says that her brother did wrong
in taking his life and thus depriv
ing his flock temporarily of leader
ship. Fred Mitchell, who reached Seat
tle yesterday from Corvallis declares
that his brother did right and that
he will standby him. He says that
his sister wa3 ruined by Creffield.
Esther Mitchell said today:
"My brother had no right to ki 1
Creffield. If he says that Creffield
did me any harm, he lies, and he
"Creffield always . treated me
properly as he did all of his other
followers. They sent him to the
pen simply to breakup the religious
camp vte hid. He was not given a
fair trial. The people pf Corvallis
did not like us and they thought if
they eent him to the pen we would
all desert him.
"They committed perjury to send
him to the pen. Every one in Cor
vallis knew it was a put up job.
When we did not desert him and
leave Corvallis, the people there be
gan tryfng to send us to the insane
asylum.- I am sane and always
wae. So are the rest. They sent
me to a home in Portland because
they said I was crazy but too youug
to go to the asylum.
"I know "Joshua" will arise. I
shall testify against my brother.
He never helped me. He never
gave me a cent in my life and when
I was a little girl I had to work for
every cent of spending money I
had. 1 believe he should be bang
ed after he is given a chance to re
Hilletoro, Or., May 18. Tomor
row Mrs. Mary Raotsey Woods, of
this city, familiarly known as
"Grandma Woods," will celebrate
her 119i.b birthday, surrounded by
members of her family and a few
At this gathering will be repre
sented four generations: Grandma;
her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Reynolds;
granddaughter, Mrs. F. S. Olson,
and the children of Mrs. Olson.
Mary Rameey was born in oiae of
the eastern states, May 20, 1787.
Now in her 119th year, she is quite
active, enjoys good health and occa
sionally strolls into the garden.
She was a mere child at the time of
the French revolution, a school girl
when Tennessee was admitted as a
state, was a bride at the time Lou
isiana was ceded to the United
States and a mother when Lewis
and Clark came to Oregon.
' She has a good memory, and
claims to remember when her fath
er enlisted in the War of I8I2. She
is of English descent, and her moth
er died at the age of 110 years. She
joined the Methodist church at the
age of I2, and has been a devout
Christian since. She was married
at the age of 17 to Jacob Lemons,
and lived in Tennessee, being left a
widow 74 years ago, during An
drew Jackson's first term as presi
dent. Four children -were born,
only one of whom is living, Mrs. C.
B. Reynolds, of this city, who is 75
years of age,"and who cares for her
Grandma came to Oregon in 1853
when 66 years old, and rode all the
way from Tennessee borsaback.
Shortly atter her arrival here she
married John Woods, who died 14
New York, May 19- Annie Win
ters, 17 years old, showed heroic
qualities when she strangled to
death a mad dog which attacked
her little brother in the .yard of
their home at Jersey City yesterday.
The dog was a pet in the household
of John Winters, and little Harry
and the animal were "inseparable.
While playing in the yard the dog
made sevaral attempts to bite the
child, who became frightened and
jumped on top of a box. The dog
leaped up after him and the child
screamed for help. The sister, who
was at work is the kitchen, ran out
of the rear door, grabbed the dog
about the neck and. strangled it" to
death, and then beat its head against
an iron tube' to make sure of him.
MAY COME HOME.
GEARIN TO TAKE ACTIVE
PART IN LAST WEEK OF
English Shire Stallion.
Imported English Shire stallion
7972 Southill Ranger 18366 will
make the season of 1906 as follows:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and' Thurs
days at Abbott barn Corvallis, an-
daysand Saturdays at MonroeFrd J
Mondays at watfcin s place 12,
miles south of Corvallis.
Southill Ranger is a beautiful
dark dapple bay, 17 1-4 hands high
and weighs 2150 pounds.
Terms: $20 to insure with foal or
$25 to. insure a living colt.
' W. C. Belknap,
Yellow Dent corn, best of all, at
Zierolfs. ' .
Ice and ice cream delivered by
tbe Corvallis Creamery Co. in large
ur small quantities to any part of
Unexpected Paesage of Rate Bill
Fills His Friends With Hope
What LaFollette Siys
About Gearin'a Course
of Action O. her News.
Portland, May 19 Portland
Journal: There is now a possibili
ty that Senator Gearin will return
to Oregon for the closing week of
the campaign. Yesterday morning
it was believed that he would be
unable to leave his post, even for a
brief period, but since then tbe rate
bill, which was keeping bin? in
Washington, has been passed, and
bis friendB are now of tbe opinion
that in response to their appeals he
will come in time to make a few
speeches on the important issues
before the voters.
It was the rate bill that caused
Senator Gearin's decision to remain
in Washington. This proposed leg
islation be deemed of greater . im
portance than anything that bad
come before congress in years, and,
if need be, be was willing to sacri
fice his chance f election rather
than desert his post. Because of
what peemed an endless succession
of amendments he thought that the
bill would not reach the final vote
until late in June, but there was a
sudden change and the measure was
passed yesterday with Senator
Gearin voting in tie affirmative.
On all the amendments that came
up during tbe weeks of debate he
cast his vote in accordancs with the
dictates of his conscience,- and such
an eminent authority as Senator
LaFollette, of Wisconsin, has de
clared that Senator Gearin has tak
en the right coursa at all times.
Now that the rate bill is disposd
of there is a general demand for
Senator. Gearin's return to the. state
before the campaign ends. Ha has
long been a staunch advocate of the
election of United States senators
by direct vote, and the people det-ire
him to discuss the merits of State
ment No. 1, which pledges legisla
tors to support the choiceof the vo
ters. Today telegrams from all ov
er tbe state urging him to oome
back and take part in the campaign
are being sent to Washington, and
bis friends are hopeful of receiving
a favorable answer.
Senator Gearin's course during
the consideration of the rale bill in
the senate has been consistently for
effectively and desirable legislation.
He has voted with LaFollette, re
publican from Wisconsin, and
against Aldricb, Hale, Kean, For-
aker and other railroad senators on
every amendment offered by La
Follelte to the rate regulation bill,
with one exception, LaFol'e.tes
ameedment governing the long and
short haul. On this Gearin, with
LaFollette usderstanding his action
voted against the Wisconsin et tu
tor, because he feared it would mil
itate against the coast interests too
heavily. The Congressional record
shows that Gesrin on every other
roll-call, when LaFollette's amend
ments were being voted' on, sup
.LaFollette said today whed ap
proached regarding's course in vot
ing on the bewildering mass of
amendments, which have come
A few ton of good Vetch Hay.
F. L. Howe.
Phone 2 Mt. View Line,
Ladies' underwear at the Ba
A holiness camp-meeting will be
heid on the farm of J. H. Starns,
tour miles southwest of Albany, be
ginning June 7, and . holding for
ten days or more. Rev. M. J. Car
micheal . will conduct the meetine.
which will be held in a fine maple
grove on tne oanic ot tne Willam
ette river. Everyone invited.
thick and fast, and rendered it ex
ceedingly difficult to keep them
separate in one's mind.
"I may say with yleasure and
enthusiasm that, in my opinion
Senator Gearin has voted in every
instance for tbe people, against sen
ators who have eought apparently
to prevent adequate legislation for
the regulasion ot railroad rates in
the United States. I differed from
him on one amendment, the long
and short haul, but that was due to
honest differences of opinions, as to
the desirability of that amendment
which I myeelf offered.
I appreciate the ioyalty with
which Senator Gearin support d
tbe measures which I sought to
have incorporated in the rate biil.
ana wmcn, as X view the eituatloo,
were destined to strengthen it, and
make it really accomplish obj'cta
for which it was drafted.
"I expect to speak in Oregon
during tbe coming summer or fall,
and when I go there I shall not
hesitate to say from the platform
that on the rate regulation bill,
transcendent in importance and re
quiring as it does unusual discern
ment to discriminate between gen
uine and spurious proposals in con
nection with it, John M. Gearin
has demonstrated his splendid faith
fulness to the cause of the people.
I regard Gearin's record on tbe
railroad regulation bill as ample
proof that he never would support
any measure not calculated to pio
tect ths common man . from the de
signs of those who too often do i.ot
hesitate to oppose him for their o xa
The LiFo'.lette amendment 10
prevent federal judges from sitting
in a rate regulation case, when tbey
held stocks, bonds or other securi
ties in railroads and accepted or
procured for others passes oa rail
roads, was also supported by Gearin.
LaFollette's amendment provid
ing that by 1911 a'.lrailroadsfehonld
install the block system of signals,
was also sanctioned by Gearing.
. At Bejfcfotintain. . ,
The entertainment given by Bell
fountain school Friday evening was
a euccess in every way, and much
credit is due Pro. Mack and Miss
Mr. Laird and daughter of Eu
gene, are spending a few weeks at
the home of H. F. Bmtow.
Mrs. James Winn is visiting her
pareot?, Mr. and Mrs. Reader, of
this place. V
- , i .
Ray Starr met with what might
have been a serious accident 1 n
Thursday evening. While slash
ing in the timber a tree Btruck the
young man on tbe hip, throwing
him 6ome ten feet distant. He was
considerably shaken up but no bones
S. A. Tharp is treating his hou-e
to a new coat of paint.
Tbe babe at the George Hum
phrey home has been .quite sick.
There will be a picknic at what
was the old Methodiet campground,
Jane 2I. The picnic will be given
by the Bellfountiin Park Associa
tion, for the benefit of the ground.
The entertainment given at this
place on April 27th by the Ladies
Aid, was an enjoyable affair; $45.25
was the proceeds of the evening.
Supt. Dsnman has been visiting
the various schools in th's vicinity.
50 Cents Per Setting
For eggs. Best brown Leghorns.
J. B. Irvine, Corvallis.
Distilled water used in Camp
bell's Soda fountain.
Does your baking powder
contain alum ? Look upon
the label. Use only a powder
whose label shows it to be
made with cream of tartar
NOTE. Safety lies in buying
only the Royal Baking Powder,
which is the best cream of tartar
baking powder that can be had.