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Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday, October lO, lOOo.
WADE Kl TROUBLE.
The following account was
published in the Portland Tele
gram of Thursday, and points to
breakers ahead for Ira Wade,
clerk ot our sister county:
Testimony given by Addison
Longenecker, witness for the
Government in the Jones, Potter
and Wade trial today, tends to
connect the last named with the
conspiracy charged in the in
dictment. This was the first
evidence adduced against Wade,
the county clerk of Lincoln
The witness testified that he
would not make the required
answers to certain questions in
the final proof made before
Wade, and that the latter said,
"Well, we will say tnat you
have so many fruit trees on your
claim, an acre cleared and in
cultivation, and that your cabin
is of such a size," filling in the
data on the proof.
Imgnecker said he had no
fruit tiees on the claim, and that
he had not lived there, never
even having spent one night on
the land, although the showing
of continuous residence appears
on the final proof. The wit
ness, however, signed the affi
davit after it had been filled in ;
he said he knew he was commit
ting perjury at the time he did
"I don't think I answered two
questions on the whole proof,"
he declared on the stand today.
Although he had a family, he
never took any member of it on
the land, and never for a minute
entertained the idea of making it
his home. He went to Toledo
to complete proof at the direction
of Jones to whom he deeded the
land shortly after for $ 200.
His wife had some qualms
about signing the deed and was
paid $100 for her service. The
couple separated shsrtly after;
not, however, explained the wit
ness, until they got the money
from Jones. That the matri
monial experience of the witness
was not pleasant was indicated
by the answer of the witness to
the question if he had been mar-
tied more than once.
"No, iust once, "said he, "but
once is enough."
Tones told the witness latter
that the claims were to be con
tested and that a trip to Oregon
City would be necessary. He
went at that time, but' said he
never understood what disposi
tion was made ot the case. Later
he was told that he would have
to go again to Oregon City for a
re-hearing, "but," said the wit-
nes, "I was not interested. I
was asktd if he did not get tired
out on his visit to the claim and
tell the others, "You boys can
tell me where my claim is: I
don't give a where it is. Iam'
tired and I am not going a step
farthei?" He replied he might
have said it; he remembered he
The witness is a brother of Joel
M. Longeuecker, Curcuil Jurist
of Chicago. formerly Umttd
States District Attorney there.
He conducted the prosecution
of the Cronin murder case, nota
ble in American criminal an
Addison Longenecker resumed
the stand this afternoon lor a
short cross-examination. He
had testifaed that he gave no
mortgage to the defendant Jones
on his claim, but the document
was produced in evidence and he
admitted it was his signature,
' although he could not remember
having executed the mortgage.
On the register of the Toledo
Hotel, where the witness stayed
on his way to the Siletz home
stead, his name appears and after
it has been written the word
"Roots," which was the nearest
posloffice to Longenecker's claim
He testified that he did not write
that word and that he can onlv!
write his name.
The defense objected to intro
ducing the register into evidence,
admitting that the writing was
not that of the witness, but Mr;
Heney insisted on getting it in,
saying that ,he would show that
the word had been written by the
defendant Wade within the past
week. It appears as if the word
"Portland" had been written
after the name of the witness and
later had been scratched out and
LOVE SS STRONG.
Cupid Plays Second
A short time ago we reprinted
a dispatch sent out from Tacoma,
Wash., the text of which was the
love affair of Frank Brown. It
is an old saw the "course of true
love never runs smoothly" and
it is each day proving its truth.
Another dispatch from Tacoma
saw the light of day October 7,
which is as follows:
Lela Baker, the 16-year-old
girl who abruptly deserted her ar
dent lover, Frank C. Brown,
aged 28 years, two weeks ago.
after the latter had reached the
County Auditor's office and had
applied for a wedding license,
now wants her would-be husband
arrested on the charge of threat
ening her life .
A warrant sworn to by the girl
is in the hands of the police and
an effort is being made to lccat
the man, who, it is said, attempt
ed at the point of a revolver to
make the girl agree to marry
Miss Baker, when she myster
iously disappeared on the day of
her proposed marriage, Septem
ber 25, went to Seattle, where
First of 19056.
Wednesday evening the Opera
House managment present their
first attraction for the season of
1905-06. The play is, "On the
Bridge at Midnight' ' and comes
with excellent recommendations
The company presenting the
play consists of eleven members
and with the exception ot one,
all were together last year and
visited the coast with the same
play. The company is a bona
fide Chicago organization and
the fact that this is their second
season on the road with the same
play, is a guarantee ot the quality
of the attraction.
had gotten my money and didn't
propose to go to Oregon City
Mr. Longenecker is 71 years
old and had trouble in recalling
incidents in connection with the
claim he filed on, and he said
he never understood what he filed
on the land. He thought that
filing would necessarily be de
layed because the survey had not
been filed at. the land office, and
before he was advised differently
he was directed to go and make
He declared this morning that
he never filed on the land at all.
The theory is that he signed fil
mg affidavits . without paying
much attention to them to fix
them in his mind. The witnes
said that he learned when he
proved up that the claim he
was shown was not his at all, but
that his land was further up in
the woods several miles. He
said he understood from other
. entrymen that it was the system
of Jones and his associates to take
different gangs of claimants into
the same locality and show them
the same cabins and tell them
the claims were theirs, using the
same improvements over and
over again in this way. On
educational, grains and grasses.
The manner of distribution at
Salem is not yet determined
upon, although it is understood
that an exhibit will be located in
the penitentiary and another in
Following is a list
lowed by the county
ober session :
A J Williams, J P fees
Guy Friok, Elisor fees
John Wells, Constable fees
R. L. White, Sheriff fees
of bills al
at the Oct-
for Wedding Gifts
there is nothing prettier or more useful than
silver. Me suggest if you expect to attend
any of the Fall weddings thatyou select your
Come and Choose
from the beautiful and complete aspnrtment
of silver and plated -ware here. You will
find it easy to buy a handsome present at a
very reasonable price.
Albert J. Metzoer
Occidental Building, ... - Corvallis
It appears that there was
possibility of a life-sized strike
over on Alsea bay of late between
the cannerv owners and fisher
men. A late metropolitan ex
change contained the following
paragraphs bearing on the situa
tion on salt water;
Charles Gram, state organizer
for the American Federation of
abor, returned this morning
from Alsea Bay, where he effect
ed a settlement betwen the fisher
men and Elmore & Co., thus
averting what threatened to be a
The -Fishermen's Protective
Union of Alsea Bay numbers 100
members, and includes the bulk
of the working force over there.
On the opening of the fishing
season, October 1, the union de
manded 16 cents tor each silver-
side salmon and 40 cents for each
Chinook salmon caught. The
cannery owners offered consider
able less, and no .fishing was
done untu Mr. Gram went over
and brought the opposing forces
together. The figures settled on
are 12 4 cents for silverside and
35 cents for Chinook.
Mr. Gram says the run on the
Alsea River is fine this season.
but the wreck of the steamer
Harrison has caused additional de-
lav, as she carried supplies for
the camps.. Fishing, however,
will begin today, and the season
will last until November 20.
she remained until a few days
ago, when she returned here
She has since been employed as a
waitress m a local restaurant
Brown, who had been shipped
out of Tacoma by the girl's
father, also returned here and
had been conducting an incessant
search for the girl, when he acci
dently walked into the establish
ment where she was employed
and a sensational scene immediat
Recognizing Miss Baker,
Brewn called to her to come to
the table where he was seated.
She obeyed. Brown caught the
girl's left wrist, placed his right
hand in his overcoat pocket and
half exposed a revolver.
"Now you come with me right
away and we'll be married as you
promised me," softly whispered
Brown. "No foolishness this
time, or there will be something
doing," and the enraged man
added several curses to the threat.
A loud scream uttered by the
frightened girl brought sev. ral of
the patrons to their feet. Miss
Baker broke away from the
man's determinea grip ana ran
behind the cashier's desk.
In the interval which followed
Brown managed to reach the en
trance door and ran down the
street and the police have not
been able to find him since.
Miss Baker's parents live iri
Albany, Or. Brown is a resident
of Corvallis. .
T. H. Davis, County Assessor... 1,100 00
Victor P. Moses, copying census . 18 00
Corvallis Times, printing 13 00
Glass &Prudhomnie, books and
stationery 20 58
Graham & Welle, books 7 25
Corvallis Gazette, printing 50
J D Wells, Janitor 40 00
M P Burnett, board of prisoner... . 20 35
Mrs D Hugging, care of poor 115 70
Franklin Iron Works, ferry woik 5 75
J E Michael, ferryman 33 52
W Turrell, gravel 123 00
C has Cartwright, gravel ....... 1 95
Mary Barclay, gravel 2 10
Walter Poole, gravel 1 50
B B Woldridge, road work . 18 00
Albert Noyes, bridge work 8 50
Oscar D. Koyes, " " .. 8 50
O. S.Noyes, " " 5 00
R M Gilbert. " " 54 00
J E Taylor, " 7 50
E R Gilbert, " " 12 00
H M Fleming, road work 52 80
Vidito Bros., team hire. . 10 50
J H Simpson, road sup 4 85
Linn County, tiling for roads 21 50
Benton L Co. lumber 13 35
V E Watters, exp L & O Ex
H C Krum, L & C Ex
G A Waggoner) L & C Ex
J E Henkle, L & C Ex
N L Baber, L & C Ex
D A Howard, L & C Ex...
Kilhem Printing and stationery
Co, L& C Ex
H H Cronise, wit pros att'y
ChasWynant, " " '
Elmer Bethers, " " "
J F Powell, " " "
J D Mann, " "
Frank Seabrook " ' "
Dave Hood, " " "
RuthynTurney, " " "
John Warfield, road work
MHayden, " "
Moses Bros, assigned voucher R
Robt Kyle, road work
G J Frink, County work
G E Peters. " "
Will Bteeprow, county work
RG Mires, " ' "
W J. Warfield, " "
Ind Telephone Co for Oct,...
C A Cary, lerryman part moath
R E Pugh, nails
D D Berman, for poor
J E Banton, sails
WP Taylor, lumber
Marion Fiechter, bridge w ork
Ohling & Hurlburt, nails
P W Spink, lumber
C E Bohanan, gravel
Oregon Exibit Preserved.
Board Table boarders wanted. Mrs.
Florence Mnlkey. 4th St.. near Jackson:
Oregon's exhibits at the Lewis
and Clark Exposition are to be
preserved. An arrangement has
been completed whereby they
will be shipped to Salem im
mediately at the close of the fair
and distributed among tne var
ious public buildings. Here they
will remain for the benefit ot
visitors, and will be in readiness
for use at fairs and expositions of
the future in' which Oregon may
care to participate.
This arrangement was an
nounced yesterday forenoon by !
President Jefferson Myers of the
state commission. He also said
that all fixtures and furniture
purchased out of the state's ex
position appropriation will be
shipped to Salem. There it will
be utilized by the various state
offices. After a conference with
Governor Chamberlain and Sec
retary of state, " Dunbar, Presi
dent Myers said this course was
decided upon in order to avoid
sacrificing the property at public
auction. The furniture and fix
tures are in perfect repair and
can readily be utilized at Salem.
Only exhibits that are not per
ishable will be retained, such as
mineral, forestry, preseved fruits
E R Fehler, road. work..... 12 00
M Porter, L & C Ex :
B W Johnson, L & C Ex
John Kiger, L & C Ex
H L French, L & C Ex ....
A J Johnson, L & C Ex...
A Shriber, L & C Ex
H L French, L & C Ex
O M Vidito, witness fees
J D Wells, constable fees ,
W A Jolly, county com 19 20
Peter Rickard, ' " 8 40
New England Supper.
On Wednesday evening, October
11, beginning at 5 o'clock, the ladies
of the Presbyterian church will
treat the public to a genuine New
Ergland supper. This treat will
be given io the store buildin
formerly occupied by the D
Barman grocery and will be worth
$1 a plate but can be had for 2oo
-Roaet beef and pork with apj
sauce, pumpkin pie, Boston bak
beans, mince pie, and mauv pth
good things. 82
await every young man or young lady who will thoroughly qualify
in Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping, and i-nglish.
Day and Night School
Night school meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7
t 9:30. Day school, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Five days a week.
TAKES BUT A SHORT TIME.
CORVALLIS BUSINESS COLLEGE
I- E. RICHARDSON", President.
Are you in the dark?
Do your eyes give you constant
service without pain ?
If not, your eyes are in a condition demanding investigation 8
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E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.
Licensed to practice optometry in the state of Oregon.
"On the Bridge at Midnight"
A Scents Masterpiece ! A Great Story
f City Lifg! Four Aets Splendidly
Staged ! Encoding
THE CELEBRATFD JACK-KNIFE iiSDOsE SOEflE
Two bie coniedy character Hits afid a remarkable cast
played by a stroisa taetropolitau'cowpaey
OPERA HOUSE Wl
Largest line of matting in coud
ly at Blackiedges. . 30ti'
J. W. Grawf rd left yesterday tu
attend the meeting of the Willanj-
To P.iint or
question, -r any
rwbich w are selling high grade
painw and oils you would decide to
(a ti n have everything you
need f.irnv pointing job, large or
not Paint? is the
he-use owners are
Hi over. Very likely it
ton very low prices at
Drop in and see what a fine line of goods we have on display
in our store. It is worth while to investigate our goods and
prices before buying .
We positively guarantee to save you money on large bills and
will meet all honorable competition in every line.
Cooler weather has come and our store is headquarters for
heaters of every description. Cast iron, sheet iron, air-tight
and second-hand , You can get a good one for $1. 50 to $2. 15.
We handle stoves and ranges.
Ind. phone 476. 76 84
and vegetables, fish and game
sinal1. Gra.am & Wells. 70tf