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Corvallis, Benton Ccu.viy, Oregon, Friday. July G. tOOtt.
AGAINST HER BROTHER.
Sister Testifies in Mitchell Trial
Crowds in Attendance.
A Seattle dispatch gives the
following about the trial of
George Mitchell, now in progress
Holy Rollerism, the leperous
cult conceived and expounded by
Edmund Creffield, was laid bare
before court and jury during the
day's proceeding in the Mitchell
Creffield murder trial today. All
the unnatural and hideous phases
ot the sensuous creed were ex
pounded as tending to mitigate
young George Mitchell's offense
against the law when he shot
down the man who had ruined
several homes and a score of
lives under the cloak of religion.
The tragedy was first describ
ed by S. M. Shipley, counsel
for the prisoner, in his opening
statement for the defense. To
the layman, the suspicion could
not at times be avoided that Mr.
Shipley, out of z:al for his client,
was making more lurid the pig
ments with which he painted the
Later when O. V. Hurt, of
Corvallis, Oregon, took the wit
ness stand, the relentless truth of
what the attorney had said was
driven home to jury and specta
tors. Those in the court room
who thought they knew human
nature were doomed to learn that
the love of a mother for her chil
dren is not always supreme; that
a daughter's artection tor tier,
father may be changed to scorn
and dislike when touched by the
venomous influence of a reptile
like Creffield; that a sister may
come to despise the brother who
.risks his life for her honor; that
women of mature years may for
get their devotion to their homes
-and may leave off their" acquain
tance with modesty, decency,
humanity and other traits of the
-normal human being.
Mr. Hurt's story, as told from
the witness stand in Judge Fra
ter's court today, was that of the
ruining of his. own Hfe, the
breaking - up ot his own home
and the scattering of a one
time happy, contented family.
His voice choked with emot:on
as he told it. Often his power
of speech would be lost in a flood
of emotiou. The jury was vis
ibly affected by the recital of
Hurt's domestic wrongs.
Nor were the proofs ot Cref
field's strange power left to the
verbal testimony of the witness.
The court had a practical demon
stration of it early in the after
noon, when Mrs. Burgess E.
Starr, the married sister of the
young defendant, absolutely re
fused to joine into court, as or
dered, to testify in her brother's
behalf. Mitchell's attorney de
manded that she be compelled to
appear, and Judge Frater issued
a bench warrant and detailed a
deputy sheriff to escort her to the
witness staud. When confront
ed by the officer the woman ob
jected to leaving her room at the
Stevens hotel. She oflered no
resistance, however, when he in
Her testimony, when she did
take the stand, was given in a
hesitating and reluctant manner,
as if she begrudged her brother
and protector any advantage she
might give him in the battle for
Esther Mitchell, the younger
sister, was also on the stand.
She, too, showed no inclination
to help her brother. Her an
swers to questions were brief and
of little or no direct consequence.
Julius Caesar" Dead.
Julius Caesar, a well known
colored man, was found dead at
noon, July 4th, underneath the
Alder street dock in Portland.
How long he had been dead
when the body wis discovered is
a matter of uncertainty. When
first discovered he was thought
to have been sleeping. The
bodv was tnrced over to the cor
oner. Sunday was the last date
Ceasar was known to have parti
cipated in the "low links" of
For years Julius Caesar was a
well-known character of this city
He was brought to Corvallis
from the South nearly 40 years
ago by the late B. T. Taylor,
At the time of his death Caesar
was about 57 years of age. He
was born in slavery. After a
residence of many years in Cor
vallis he drifted to Portland and
was appropriated for a mascot for
all sorts of parties and occasions.
He thought he could recite
Shakespeare and a more mixed
up mess of the classics of the
Bard of Avon never came from
the lips of a human than when
Caesar appeared in his favorite
Caesar made a venture into
the matrimonial field some years
ago, but did not plav the part
any better than many white men.
To Build In Corvallis.
A building for the college
women at OAC is at last to be
built, if plans now on foot do not
Next Wednesday is the date
set for opening bids for construc
tion of the building, the plans
and specifications being in the
hands of Clerk Crawford. In
shape the structure will be simi
lar to the Agricultural Hall, the
length of the whole to be 235 feet.
There will also be large Ls, add
ing much more room.
The building will be three
storiesjhigh, the first floor having
rooms for the household science
and sewing departments, dining
halls, bakery, pantry, lavatories.
club dining-room, fuel room, and
14 sleeping rooms. '-'
-5co4fipt & sleep
ing rooms," lour suites, a library
and a parlor, and on the third
floor there are 44 sleeping rooms,
two suites, infirmary and nurse
Every modern convenience is
to be found in the new building
and everything will be first-class
in every respect. The lower part
of the building will be made of
Cascade granite and the upper
parts of Pioneer sandstone.
He Ordered One.
This letter is an order sent by
a Kansas man to a bicycle com
pany. Dear sirrz I live on mi
farm near Hamilton, Kan., am
67 years old and just a little
sporta. My neffew in Indiana
bot hisselt a new biscile and sent
me his old one bi frate. and ive
learned to ride sume. Its a pile
of fun, but mi biscle jolts consid
erable. A feller cum alone yes
terday with a biscile that had
holler injun robber tires stuffed
with wind. He let me try hissen
and mi, it run like a kushin!
He told me you sell injun robber
just the same as hissen. How
much will it be to fix mine up
like hissen? Mine is all iron
wheels. Do you punch the
hollow hole through the injun
robber or will I have to do it my
self? How do you stick the ends
together after you got it done?
If your injun robber is already
holler, will itcome any cheaper
empty? I can get all the wind I
want out here in Kansas free.
P. S. How much do you
charge for the doo dad you stuff
the wind into the robber with,
and where do you start?
Men Wanted. Saw mill and
lumber yard laborers $2.'2o per day.
Woodsmen $2.25 to $300. Steady
work. Apply to Booth-Kelly Lum
ber Co., Eugene, Ore. 43tf
Now that harvest ia on we heir
the complaint that there is a scarc
ity of men. During tha past few
days many farmers have been in
town looking for harvest hands and
in many instances it is reported
that they were unable to find themu
TH5S IS THE DAY.
Things Will Be Going Some
The Plan for Cleaning up. i
Today Corvallis is to be turned
upside down, inside out, thor
oughly shaken, cleaned, renovated
and made into a "city beautiful"
After several postponements,
owing to continued wet weather,
the cleaning up day has dawned,
and every citizen in the town is
supposed to turn out and take a
personal 'interest and an active
part in the work. The day will
be a holiday, in fact and the sole
topic of discussion is to be "clean-,
No prettier town in the valley
can be found than Corvallis, and
it should be a matter of pride
with every citizen to see that the
city is kept cleanly and attractive.
Every thing that is found in
the streets today will be carted
off to the rubbish heap, so every
one should look after his posses
sions and put his premises in or
der. Judge Watters is the general
superintendent of the day. The
committee for securing teams is
Frank Francisco, and J. H. Har
ris; committee on printing, Rev.
Green and B. W. Johnson.
The clean-up commitee, the
most important of all, is as fol
lows: Mesdatnes, Huston, Wells,
Berchtold, Johnnie Well', Crees,
J.' R. Smith, Selling and Miss
Messrs. Francisco, Cronk,
Robt. Johnson, Chambers, J. F.
Yates, Prof. Skelton, W. P. Lat
ferty, Johnson Porter, S. N.
Wilkins, Rev. Bush, V. Moses,
E. Allen, Hammel, Tom Nolan,
Dr. Harper, E. Horning, Prof.
Crawford, B. Lacev, Ellsworth !
Irwin. Prof. McKellips. Walter
TWilesT. -Whitehorn,? O&iii
Simpson and S.4 L. Henderson.
Start New Industry.
It is reported that James and
Will Horning are to combine
forces with Dr. Farra and enter
the manufacturing field in Phil
omath. They will operate a
plant for the manufacture of va
rious kinds ot harwood necessi
ties, such as axe-handles, pins
for telegraph" and telephone po'e;
in fact, all sorts of things made
of hardwood. Ash, oak and
maple will be used, and there is
an abundance of this wood-near
There are several mills within
the state making a business of
this class of work, but it is stated
that there is a greater demand for
articles manufactured of hard
wood than they can supply.
The Horning brothers will
move to Philomath about the
middle of this month. G. A.
Waggoner has rented the James
Horning residence and will take
possession August 1st.
The following sentiments were
expressed by President Roosevelt
during the course of an address
made by him at Oyster Bay on
the Fourth of July:
"When it becomes necessary te
curb a great corporation, curb it.
I will do my best to help you do
it. But I will do it in no spirit
of anger or hatred to the men
who own or control that corpora
tion ; and if any seek in their
turn to do wrong to the men of
means, to do wrong to the men
who own these corporations, I
will turn and fight for them in
defense of their rights, jnst as
hard as I fight against them
when I think they are doing
"Distrust as a demagogue the
man who talks only of the wrong
done by the men of wealth. Dis
trust as a demagogue the man
who measures iniquity by the
purse. Measure iniquity by the
heart, whether atnan's purse be
full or empty, partly '"fait, or part
;; "If the man is a decent map,
j whether well off or not well off.'!
stand by him; if he is not a de
cent man, stand agaicst him it
he be rich or poor. Stand
against him in no spirit of ven
geance, but only with the reso
lute purpose to make him act as
djStsent citizens must act if this
Republic is to be."
I. O. O. F. Excursion.
It ia estimated that 1,200 people
went to "the Front" on the I. O. O
F. and Rebekah excursion the 4th.
The train left Corvallis at 6.30 atcl
reached Detroit about noon. Stop-
were made at all way points to take
oh passenger?, and many of these
Itit the train at Breitenbu3h ann
scattered through the woods aud
along the river bank, where they
spread their lunches and enjoyed
the brez The reet of the crowd
wt-Dt to Detroit and found cool,
shady spots beside springs of clar.
cld mountain water. where
theyate, talked "and rested. There
has never has been a more orderly
and quiet crowd out of Corva'.iis on
a similar occasion, and everyore
thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Bits of Local News.
The new county court was in session
yesterday at the court house, the date be
ing changed on account of th8 Fourth. .
Phillip Gearhart, of Astoria, one cf
this year's graduating class at OAC, has
accepted a position as an;electrician with
a Portland firm.
Mrs. William Sechler left yesterday
for a visit with relatives at Tillamook,
after which she moves her household
effects from Corvallis to Portland, to take
up her residence.
There was a wedding in Dallas yester
day in which an old OAC student took a
leading part. . He is Burris Rose, the
former well-known football player.' and
his bride is a popular young lady of
Dallas. fiss Florence Sechler, of Cor
valliswas one of the wedding guests.
Wbrk-nen are already" engaged. -aTthe
task of putting a concrete walk in front
of the J. M. Porter building, next to the
Hotel Corvallis. Some of the plastering
was so badly cracked ia moving , the
building to its present location that prep
arations are under way for a new coat of.
In our last issue we announced that
some varmint had killed 17 cf F. L. Mil
ler's young chickens at a single session.
There was some speculation as to the
identity of the marauder, but that ques
tion has been solved. It was a skunk.
The whole chicken farm is not scentei
as the rose at present.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Flett arrived home
Wednesday from a two-weeks' sojourn in
the counties of Douglas and Lane. They
went down to the former county in co m
pany with the remains of Mr. Flett's
mother, Mrs. Ann Compton. and attend
ed to the last sad rites tor the deceased.
After attending to the business of eettle-
ing up, as far as possible, the estate of
the deceased, Mr. and Mrp. Fletf came
north as far as Lane county, where they
visited with relatives of the latter.
Hay harvest is now on in fall blast
and the reports all indicate an unusually
heavy crop. The country is musical
with the hum of the mower. In the
course of a couple weeks binders wid be
started on grain. It is thought and
hoped that there may be a gooJ yield,
but while grain may look well, no one
caa tell the result until the thresher has
done its work. Some men are of the
opinion that the prospects lor a good
price for grain are not good.
To Water Consumers.
Corvallis, Or., July 5, 1906.
Notice is hereby given to all consumers
We understand some of the City
Mountain Water Committee and sonir of
their employes are circulating the repo t
that the old Corvallis Water Compaq
would not run their pumps nor fnrnit-i
water for more than one month long' ,
and if they did the water would be warn,
and not fit to use.
In answer would say : We will cor.-
in advance for water. If at any time we
see we will be compelled to shut down
we will gi 'e ample notice so you can con
cert up with the new works. We will
furnish fresh water if we have to pump
it aud thtn t urn' it ' beck into the river
again and lelow where we pump it from.
Ample notice will be given to our patrons
jf the worst c o tie o n. ' '
, Thankinsjyon for your patronage and
kindness, we are Yoora truly,
CORYA LLIS WATR qO,t
56-67 . By G. R. Fabsa, FrM.
RINGING THE BELL
Is a joyous occasion, especially if it's the riirht kiml
of a belle, a ring to decorate a fairy finger to cele
brate a birthday or a wedding. In our superb dis
everyone can find a suitable eift. Kinps nlain nd
jeweled, solitaiie diamonds, watches, the nev nwlr
chins and the latest fancy bracelets. Let us de
light you with a showing of our superb jewelry
stock and tempt you with the wonderfully low
Albert J. Merger
Occidental Building, - - - Corvallis
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Franklin Iron Works corvallis, on.
We are making a specialty in the form of the latest and most
up-to-date eye glass mounting, ever offered to the public.
This eye glass mou ting is "The Heard" guaranteed to stay on
where others absolutely fail.
If you care to investigate call at my store any time.
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.
Zizz, Boom, Bah,
Gun tlodes, Gun Modes
Huh, Rah, Rah.
Rates offered by us are $1.00 per year where the farmer
uses his own telephone (farmers not having telephones can
purchase from us at $8.50 each) or $5.00 per year where we
furnish the telephone.
You can be connected with 200, 000 Local and Long Dis
tance telephones. '
Further information at any of our offices.
PACIFIC STATES TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO.
D. C. Ulmmtand.
CORVALLIS STEAM LAUNDRY.
Patronlzo Homo Industry
t-Out mid Cnfmrm SolhtHmd.
Mil Wm Gmmrm-tmmd.
And Dandruff Eratifcsfor
Trail lut legiitsrad. ;t
Price, - Fifty Cents;
The Vegetable Compound ComparyTg
Corvallis, Oregon- 9t
You'. to Buy a
From the Stock
Now on Hand
First come, first Vervfd.
We only have a trw this.,
prices If you want a high-"
grade Baler, now i? your
chance. Order today.