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CORVALLIS, OREGON. TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 2. 1907.
By B. F. Irv inE
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Prepared to Outfit The
Man and The Boy
Oqi receipt of clothing this spring are nobby.
1 Prices That Defy Competition!
Shoes P. B. Kerths" are up to date in style and
the best wearers
Our Line of Medium Priced Shoes
Are from the bist factories ia tha country and all
are guaranteed shoes. Oar line of hats embrace all
the new sty lei. Oar prices are right and we ask an I
inspect ion of the a'ove lines, '.'..
Call and See
GOES TO HIS DOOM
What You See is Worth
Twice What You Read!
As you are now coming to market with the opportunity of
comparing values, we ask you to see our lines.
. We have a broken line of Ladies and Childrens Shoes,
which we are closing out at remarkably low prices. Some be
fore your size is gone.
Also some remnants in Dress Goods, Wash Goods, etc.
at bottom prices.
Our new Spring and Summer Stock is arriving and is ready
for your inspection. Make money by buying our lines, and save
money by getting our prices. ; .
Henkle & Davis.
A. K. RUSS
is that we want to draw
your attention to the great
we are now making to the public. ,
. Qualities are here, of course-qualities of the best, but
their values are only properly understood when you hear the
wonderful low prices. You can listen to your neighbors talking
of their excellent treatment and of the bargains they always get
at any season of the year. ' Anything you need for the 4th you
had better buy here. HAMMOCKS AT 10 PER CENT discount
for the next ten days '
M. M. LONG'S
The Sporting Goods Man.
Phone 126, Corvallis, Oregon
HOLIVER MEGORDEN MAIN
TY TO THE LAST.
Fight8 With Sod, Aged Fourteen
Popular Outcry at His Crime
Wife Pleads in Vain for
Mercy Other News.
ard sought a doctor, whom ha told
calmly that he "had better go out
and see my wife; I think she's hurt."
Now is the time and here is the place to get the best goods I
for the least money, 1
Dealer in all Mens Furnishings. Corvallis, Oregon. I
Salem, Or., June 28. Maintain
ing irresponsibility to the last and
without a word to say in parting,
Holiver Megorden mounted the
scaffold at the penitentiary at I2:
29 P. M. today, and one minuti la.
ter paid tne penalty for the murder
of hie wife, Mary Megorden, in a fit
of passion, near Nyssa, Malheur
county, March 28, I9O5. In less
than three minutes from the time
the condemned man had lef his
cell the trap had been sprung, trie
Bhor'est space ef time that has ever
been required to perform tie fa,
and a lew seconde less than 13 min
utes later life wa9 pronouncid ex
tinct and the body taken down.
The crime for which Megorden
Daid tha penally up.n iha sc:f:ld
today, evidently the climsx of a
seamen bf jealousy arid of frequent
disruptions of dcmeBtic felicity, ia
regarded as one of the most brutal
in Oregon criminology.
Megoiden had uttered threats of
violence to his entire family and
kept a loaded revolver in his bed
room at all times for about two
years. The quarrel which culmin
ated In the tragedy occurred daring
the afternoon of March 28, I9O5,
with Mrs. Megorden's failure to
ptovide a warm meal. .V
Megorden bad risen early that
morning, without faying anything
to his wifa of his . intentions, and
drove to Vale to transact seme bus
iness. He did not return until late In
the afternoon whereupon his wife
set him out a cold lunch. Megor
den, who was in a sullen and . per
turbed state of mind, suddenly be
came pallid" with acgxef and de
manded of his wife:
"Are you going to quit cookiDg
"Why," she replied, "I guess notj
"I had to goto town withoutany
ihing to tat this morning and now
you set out cold victuals for me."
"Well," said Mrs. Gorden, "its
so near supper time that I thought
you could get alonp with this till
the rtgular meal time."
Oae word brought on auother un
til Megorden struck his wife in the
face. The eldest son present, a lad
of about 14, interfered. The father
knocked the boy iDto the coner of
the room with his fist and-whenthe
boy arose he grasped a 32-calibre
rifle, which was standing in the cor
ner, aod advanced toward his fath
er. "Don't shoot," cried the mother,
whereupon the boy reversed the gun
aod etmck bis father over the head
with tbe butt with euch force as to
inflict a deep wound and to break
the gun stock. - With an oath the
father made a daeh for tbe bedroom,
and anticipating his designs, the
mother serf aoced: . .
"Run for yourlife; he has gone
for his gun." ;
The boy ran tut of the home arid
Into tbe road, closely pursued by
the infuriated father who fired three
shots at him. At the last report
the boy plucged forward uuder a
fence and into the esgebrush, and
thinking he bad killed tbe boy, the
father next turned his attention to
the mother who was fleeing with the
other two children in the opposite
direction. ; With the youngest child
in her arms tbe mother glanced over
her shoulder in time to eee the older
boy fall, and she, too, thinking he
had been killed, was so terrified she
could make but slow progress with
her burden and was soon overtaken
by the huBbai.d,
As he eame rushing up with
bloodshot amd murderous eyes and
the smokjng revolver in his hand
she was in the act of placing the
child upon the ground and plead
ing for her life, and as she uttered
the words, "For God's sake, Holi
ver, don't kill us," he grasped her
by tbe shoulder, turned her half
round and, placing the revolver to
her left breast, fired. '
- The mother sank to the ground
while the terrified v children""
themselves upon hery screauuK t
the top of their little voices. With
out, a word, bo far as is known,
Megorden walked on into NysBa
Albry, Or., June 28. Disguis
ed as a cowpuDoher, S ate Railrcad
Commissioner Oswald West passed
through Albany en route to Port
land yfbtrrday, ridinff in a cattle
car. Commissioner West's Identity
was u known to the railroad offi
cials and employes, and he was do
ing the regular work of a cowman
to avoid detection, hi? purpose be
ing to make a first-hand investiga
tion of shipping conditions. ;
It is the determination of the
state railroad commission to bring
about a change in the methods of
the Siuthern Pacific In handling
large consignments 01 ;ivestocK. rne
idea of having a member of the state
commi.-sion make a trip Incognito
to learn conditions as they really
exist was lit upon, aud Commie
eioner West undertook the task."
Thrcughout, Mr. West's trip was
entirely satisfactory, and his identi
tywas not disclosed until he reach
ed elbany. He wasroeoaniz d here
by an acqmiutancB while busying
himself aQiH the rnilrad yards
awaiting ihe dpa'tu-e of his "pri
YOU MAY KEEP AN ACCOUNT WITH US IN
AND YOUR NEIGHBOR KNOWS NOTHING OF IT
L'R BOOKLET ON
BANKING BY MAIL
; D .'n, Or , Jui,e i8. In the Coos
Bay towns of Marshfi-jld and North
Bend, there i oppositi n to tha
plans of the Or-son Western Rail
way Company providing for a bridge
over the bT. Marshrleld has also
refused to give the railroad an en
trance onto the water fron. I
Speaking of the opposition to the
railroad in that city, J. N, Nier,
nght-of-way agent for the Oregon
Western Railroad, eays:
"The fountain head of the oppo
sition to the bridging of Coos Bay
by the Oregon Western Railway
Company is the Marshfield Cham
ber of Commerce, a body made up
tom my observation of certain real
ee'ate men engaged in promoting
outside towneite schemes, and an
attorney in their employ. Among
the members at meetings of the
Chamber of Commerce which I at
tended there was not one person
who had anything at stake in the
railroad project whatever.
'The personnel of the attending
members of the Chamber of Com
merce at meetings 1 attended was
not to my mind representative of
local business interests. The ma
iority of the people outside that
body seem favorable to the bridge.
' "North Bend people are, with
very few exceptions, favorable to a
bridge, if built under government
regulations, which as a 'matter of
fact, is the only way one can be
built. If the sentiment of Marsh
field "knockers" Drevail the railroad
will have to take some other route
That route has been surveyed and
located, and on a location where the
"kcockere" cannot cause any fui
ther annrtvatce. '
"The Coos Bay people have been
wanting a railroad for 30 years
Now that there is one within their
reach, they eeem willing that their
firBt and only cbance : shall be
thrown to the winds. I cannot and
will not discuss alternate plans,
anything in that line you must get
from a higher authority."
At Be1 fountain.
It has turned of eo very warm
that it will Injure the growing grain
if it continues.
No serious . accidents resulted
from the picnic held in this place,
although several were hit with the
base-ball during the game.
Dr. Briatow and family of Mis
souri are visiting at the - home of
H. T. Bristow, of this place., r
A. M. Taylor has sold his inter
est in the store in this burg. After
this date the firm will be known as
V. M. Woodcock, dealer in general
merchandise. ; . ' :
L. N. Edwards is getting out the
timbers for a new cowbarn.
Mr. Malcome had a barn raising
. Dile Parin is at home for the
present nursing a broken toe. - '
Mrs. A, M. Taylor has returned
from Portland where she underwent
a surgical operatiou. She, went to
the Five River country thia week.
.Mrs. Clyde Graves, who is in the
hospital at Portland, writei home
that she ia getting along nicely, bat
will not be able to be brought h
for eome time.
The china shewer given by
Edwards girls for Miss Josie
ham, was a success in every
There were twenty-one guests
ent and many beautiful dishes
SPECIAL "4th OF JULY RATES.
Train Service to Corvallis and
1 Newport via.
CORVALLIS and EASTERN RAILR'D.
Round trip to Corvallis
From stations: -Detroit
to Maxwell inclusive, $1.00
Yaquina to Summit "
Blodgett to Harris "
Tickets going: and returning
special trains of July 4th:
Round trip to Newport.
From stations: '
Detroit fo Mill City inclusive 2.00
SA.M S POST OFFICE AAKFS OUR f - "'
G cy MAIL SYSTEM A SUCCESS ' ' 1 VC V
S ire cf
the otEtsw -ae trs
Fox Valley to Maxwell
Philomath ) i: v
Wrens to Chitwood
Morrison to Storrs
Toledo and west
Tickets going July 3d aud returning
Geo. F. Nevins,
General Passenger Agents.
A stray horse sold at the pound
yesterday brought $53. He was 22
years old and weighed about 1,000
pounds. Jesse Wiley was the purchaser-
just as it was puTfccg out.
climbed aboard, found his mar
secured payment of the bill,
is a stfte law now against ji
board bills and it does nt
Notice of Final Settlemei
Notice Is hereby elviti tfc.tt the
has filed In ihe county crurt of thefj !
gnu. lor Uentnn county, in probt2,
count as artmlmstrntrlx of the estate c
F. Miller, ileueasnd. and Uonda' tie
August, 1907. at 10 o'clock In t.ho luTlio
office nf the county judge, in the ci,"t 1 1
Coivallis, Oregon, U the time and tl Cfei
the court for hearing objections, IE any'.
""' ncu'.imi. una tne settlement thereof:
EVA I, v"itl;
, Admluisttatf tx
WHITE BKONZE MONUMENTS. Any
one in need of a monument or graTe
marker of any kind should invesgate
White Bronzp. It will he furnished ia
all sizes, and prices from t.$o np.
Perry Eddy of Hoskins is agent. 6 iotf
IN EVERY Receipt that calls for cream,
of tartar, soda, or baking powder, use
the Royal Baking Powder. Better results-.
will be obtained because of the absolute
purity and great leavening strength of the
Royal. It will make the food lighter,
sweeter, of finer, flavor, more digestible and
wholesome. It is always reliable and uni
form in its work.
: Alum and phosphate baking powders r:.
some of them sold at the same price and
some of them cheaper will make neither
dainty nor wholesome food.....
ROYAL BAKINQ POWDER CO., NEW YORK.