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CORVALLIS, OREGON. FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 15.1907.
B.F. IRVIHB Hitoc
Our Store will offer a whole
lot of articles r
At a price that will make
TELLS OF DEEDS
HERMANN KEEPING BACKRE-
PORT ON THE HYDE-BENSON
A big lot of odds and ends remnants at bargain prices
Overcoats ,or men and boys at cost
Ladies jackets at one;half price.
We are receiving by every freight some new goods ;
and will be prepared for the early buyers this month.
Don't forget thai we handle Sewing Machines, Carpets,
Rugs, Lineolums, Etc.
Call -and See
We Solicit Comparison.
Just received a full line cf Spring and Summer Novelties.
The Famous Packard Shoe, Sold by
A. K. RUSS
Dealer in men's Furnishings.
The best obtainable , arti
cles for base ball players,
high grade, LEalls, bats,
masks and protectors foi
amatures and professionals.
EVERY SPORTSMAN will find something to interest him in our
store. We have the latest in Fishing Tackle; : Guns, Cultery
and Implements of every description. Complete stock of. Bicy
cles, Edison and Victor .Talking Machines. Come in and take
a look or phone your wants to 126. V .;'
M. M. LO NG'S
Ind. Phone 126, , Corvine, Oregon.
The Finest and most complete line ever brought to the city.,
Also a Full line of Base Ball Goods. -
Mitchell Pleaded for . Respite and
Got it Demand for Resigna
tion Taniier on Benson
Case Other Nsws.
Waehinortnrv Marnh 1 2. The man
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s I who forced BInger Hermann to ri--
sign the office of laud commissiontr
and who wa3 later responsible for
i lj:.t.n.t knk In tnta Attn an1
illO lUUIVlUlOUb, UUIU 1U buioflbj auu
in Portland, today was the princi
pal witness against him in the crim
inal court. Ex-Sacretary Hitch
cock epent an hoar on 'the
stand this afternoon? but daring
that enire time did not once men
tion the destruction of the letter
book? for. which Hermann is being
tried. His entire testimony was in
tended to show why Hermann was
forced to resign.
He denounced Hermann's extrav
agance in authorizing the expendi
ture of $3000 in extinguishing a
forest fire in a California reserve,
notwithstanding Hermann's expla
nation that the fire was so serious
as to require the immediate employ
ment of 200 or 300 mpn. Ha alto
condemned Hermann for permitting
clerks in his office to make copies
of government maps for sale to out
His most serious criticism, how
ever, was in regard to the report of
Special Agent Holsinger, exposing
the operations of the Benson-Hyde
land ring. Mr. Hitchoock testified
that in the latter part of November
1902, two or three days or a week
after the report reached the land of
fice, he beard of its existence (be
did not remember how he had heard
it) and immediately demanded that
Hermann submit the report to him,'
which was done. Ha said he re
garded it as a great dereliction of
duty cn the part of the commission
er that he did not acquaint him
(Hitchcock) withUhe contents of
the report immediately .upon its re
ceipt. TJscember i3 following, alter con
sultation with the president, he
sent for Htrmann and demanded
his resignation. He was not sure
that in that conversation he men
tioned the Holeinger report, but re
collected merely having told Her
mann that in general there should
be a change in the way tbinga were
going in the land office.
Hs had one or two subsequent
conversations with Herman and fin
ally the lesignation was brought in
by Senator Mitchell, who, in pre
senting it, a?ked that its acceptance
he deterred until after Hermann's
daughter was married. Mitchell
also urei delay "on ecconnt of the
approach ing setatarial election."
Mr. Hitchcock did not explain what
was nce'ant by this.
"As I recollect it," said Mr.
Hitchcock, "about January 15,
Senator Mitchell came in, and I
believe I then told him the matter
of Hermann's resignation had been
pending for a month and, if it was
not forthcoming immediately, a
dismiesal would result."
The Holsinger report vtas then
read to the jury. .
Oa cross-examination attention
waa called to the fact that Hermann
three days after the receipt of the
Hoelpger report, directed the chief
ol the proper division -of the land
office to suspend action on all ap
plications made in Hyde's name
and ordered investigation of the
whole caie. This evidence Is im
portant, :for. in the opening state
ment of : the prosecution .it was
cb-arged that- the Holsinger -report
Waft :hel4 by Hermann so long wi h
ookaction that H could "ba.sbown he
wasVcovering Jap IrftndsiToday it
was proved that the repprt was re
ceived by the lapjd office, November
18; 1902, and on .November 21 Her
mann suspended entries and order-
ed farther investigation of the
charges made by J. H. Schneider,
upon whose testimony, the report
was baBed. The report showed on
its face that it was opened by the
mailing division and referred to the
proper subordinate officers and did
not go to Hermann direct.
Two letters written- by Hermann
to Mr. Holsinger prior to his report
were introdnoedto show that Her
mann had ordered investigation of
Via nU . 1 L TV -
vumgM ugttiusii joenson ana
Hyde that were made by Schneider
and that all, this was prior to the
time the secretary knew of the facts.
It was! also ehowo that it was not
customary for land commissioners
to refer to secondary reports of spe
Judge Tanner, former law part
ner of the, late Senator Mitchell,
was called this morning. The United
States attorney brought oat the fact
that the firm practiced extensively
before the land office in expediting
cases, etc, Requested to name some
of their clients, the witness men
tioned John A. Benson, of Califor
nia, who, he said, paid a fee of $5oo
for legal services in connectibn with
a case involving lands in 'Washing
Subsequent questioning develop
ed the fact that Benson voluntarily
promised the firm a fee of $5oo if
early actios was secured on his land
case, and the charge stated was not
made by Mitchell and Tanner. Tan
ner added that the $5oo tee paid by
Benson was placed with the receipts
of the firm of Mitchell & Tanner
and was divided between himself and
Mitchell at the end of the month.
Chicago, March 12. Funeral
services were held last night tor
John Alexander Djwie by the little
baud of the faithful who have stood
by him while thousands of the once
restoration host ridiculed and scorn
ed the former ruler. In spite of a
drizzling night, his residence was
crowded, mourners finding places
on ptairs and window sills.
Under these conditions, with ev
ery person present an ardent fol
lower of the ' 'First Apostle," in life
and death, many of whom had
been with him from the founding of
the church, the service had a deep
religious tone that made it unusu
The services were modeled upon
those conducted by Dowie at the
grave of his daughter, Esther, in
cluding the same, scriptural read
ings and prayers. Coupled with
these was the singing of the eongs
Dowie sang upon the. death bed,
"Joy , Cometh in the Morning,"
"Joy to the World," and "Lead,
Kindly Light." ,,
D.-acons Samuel, Chad and Mor
ris, who were with Dowie in his
last night on eartb, were called up
on to relate incidents of those hours.
Deacon Morris denied that , the
"First "Apostle" was delirious at
anytime. He said he was merely
"taikirg in his sleep as he had done
every night for weeks," and that
fever or any of the symptoms of de
lirium failed to appear. The meet
ing cloeed with declarations from
almoet every one present that they
would remaiu ia the present body
until Dowie's will reveals whom he
chose as his successor. Then they
will flock to his successor. Many
expressed the belief that this will
be Overseer Jiryant, now in oum
A large white hearse will be
brought from Keaoaha, the . coffin
will be white, and the hearse will
be drawn by four white horses. The
coffin will be sealed hermetically
and buried in a stone vault.
SUCH FOOD COMKS FROM
VERY DISGUSTING CHIN
ESE HOVELS. .
'Packed in FuJl Kmn Sott H
J A. Folgei: & Co.
EGGS from thoroughbred brown
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icgaorns. nity cents per setting
Independent phone, 421 Corvallis.
Garden seeds of all kinds at ZierolPs;
Dark, Damp Basements Serve as
Bedrooms and working Apart
ments Ievestigation Re
ditions in Many
How many people in this city
are familiar with that call and have
time and again purohased one
or more of the hot little, oornbuek
packages from the dusky peddler
at two for a quarter?
Imagine yourself to be the pur
chaser.. With what inticipations
nave you unwrapped the steaming
packages which have disclosed to
you a mixture of whits cornmeal,
and yellow pepper sauce, in the
center of which was a morsel of
chicken, or an imitati n of ohick
en, and a pickled olive. When the
spicy aroma from the steaming
morsel reached your nostrils, your
appetite became so sharpened that
you conld scarcely wait for the dain
ty bit to cool, and you proceeded to
enjoy it with your mug of foaming
beer or your cup of hot coffee.
But did you ever stop to think of
what, when, where and by whom
these delicacies were made? If you
did and you knew, the truth, you
certainly never ate any more ta
Three-fourth of the tarn ales con
sumed in Portland are manufac
tured in surroundings so dirty and
filthy that your imagination would
have to be extremely . vivid if it de
picted the real. oonni,tionsj,.; I ZJS
Recently a visit was made to' the
places where at least 50 dozen ta
males are made each day.
One of the favorite makes is the
Eagle Brand of tamale, manufac
tured by Guy Chew, 370 East O k
Btreet The factory is in the rear
of his store-; in a shed, that is used
also as a woodshed, drying room
for clothes, and storeroom for old
boxes and other traps.
Two visits were made to this es
tablishment. On the first, large
washtubs of cooked cornmeal and
the pepper sauce stood on the floor
in the shed, covered with dust and
dirt, and over the mixture hung a
lot 01 wet underwear recently
washed. The dirty, soapy wattr
dripped into the tamale filling.
fans and Kettles were hltby. AH
eorts of dirt and litter covered the
floor, and tarn ales were spread in
large trays everywhere.
The tamales were wrapped in
another room which was somewhat
cleener in appearance. Doing the
wora were tnree Chinamen and a
woman. Corn husks with which
the tamales were made were in a
pile on the flocr, where they were
, tramped upon by every body. The
spice mill was covered with a horee
Guy Chew was advised to clean
op the premises, aad at the next
visit the place bal undergone aren
ovation, but it was none too clean
Hj made all sorts of excuses for tie
fiithintss of the premise on the
former visit, aDd said that hereaf
ter he would "kleepmuchee klean."
At 111 North Seventh street the
most filthy place where tamales
were made, was discovered. It
wae in a dark, damp musty base
menti The door was partially op
ened, and it was so dark that noth
ing inside could be discerned.
Pushing into the place in the
dim. light were disclosed seven Af
ghans making tamales. After con
siderable . persuasion, one of the
men lighted a coal oil lamb and an
investigation of the premises was
made, The room had no air ventil
ators, and v &' damp, dark and fil.
thy. There was a small stove, on
which the tamales were cooked, and
the scanty cans and tubs in which
the various mixtures were made
were dirty and piled around the
Tamales were scattered every
where, under the table where the
men were tramnio e on them and
and in various leceptaclee; which
were very filthy. , Tha men wore
very dirty apron. They slept in
the 'room, and their beds were tum
bled and very dirty. They sold
their tamales. to stores and saloons,
and four of the men peddled on tha
streets at night.
e place was too dirty and stuf-
me visitors to remain long,
en tney emerged into tha
id fresh air once more ' thev
never again would thav eafr
Toulon, France, March 12. -A.
powder magazine on board the
French battleship Iena blew: up to
day, while the vessel was In tha
Meeiessy dock, owing to the explo
sion of a compressed . air torpedo.
There were about 63Q officers and
men on board at the time of the
disaster, but most of them jumped
into the water.. The authorities
here believe that the victims num
ber over 400.
Further explosions occurred upon
the , Iena every moment,
and debris flew over the dockyard
for a distance of 500 yards. All
the windows of the workshops
around the scene were broken.
The electric wires flashed in the
fuses, end then broke down all
about the dock.
A shell weighing 20 pounds was
hurled a quarter of a mile before
striking and sinking into the
A complete panic prevailed a
mong the employes of the arsenal,
who were returning to work from
luncheon when the powder maga
zine blew up, and many 1 of them,
made a rush toward the dock whence
clouds of thick smoke were arising.
No one seemed to know . what bad
happened until some one shouted,
"The Iena has blown up." v
An officer then called out, "Save
yourselves," and all the 'workmen
and others made a rush for tha
nearest exit from the arsenal.
London, March I2. According
to the Chronicle today, the official
accounts of the Dreadoaught's be
havior on her trip to Trinidad are
not altogether supported by private
" The engines worked well, but the
heat in the engine room, exceeded
everything ever experienced by
those on board. Owing to the great
size of the ship, her maneuvering
Qualities at slow RnpprJ ctpi-q nnt
equal to those of small ships.
It is stated that the hig battle
fihin nannnt. kpon her atatinn nttk
reciprocating ships at 20 knots, and
lights, in close formation, the ship
i ... c .u ,
is uui wi iua luuuiug.
I will sell at public sale at the residence
of Isaac Porter on Greasy Creek, five
miles south of Philomath, Saturday,
March 30, '07, at lo o'clock a. m. for
cashin hand the following dr scribed
Single Bnggy Harness
One set Hack Harness
2 Dozen Chickens
1 Milk Cow .
ir Head Sheep
20 acres growing grain
4 tons Cheat Hay
One Roan Filly 3 year's old
Dapple gray Stallion 4 years old .
Light gray mare about 12 yrs. old.
Black mare, about 6 yrs. old.
2 Bed steads Bedding, 4 chairs.
1 rockirg chair
1 cook stove
1 dining table.
J. F. Porter.
A. L. Stevenson,
Topeka. Kan.. March 12 On
of the last acts of the house last
night was the killing of an item in
the peceral appropriation bill of
$6000, providing for the erection in
the Hall of Fame, in Washington,
of a statue to John Brown, of Osea
wattomie. A dramatic scene preced
ed the demise of the appropriation.
The item had been introduced by
Senator Waggeher, ofAtchison, and
when he learned that the conferees
were threatening to cut it out, he
asked the members and employees
of the senate to join him in singing
"John Brown's Body Lies Mould
ering in the Grave." A number of
senators took the -strain and Wag
gener asked to follow him. At the
head of 50 legislators and employ
es, the Atchion senator led them
first to the House and then to the
conference committee room and fin
ally to Governor Hoch's office, the
crowd singing at the top of their
voices as they marched from Doint