Evening capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1888-1893, March 14, 1889, Image 4

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Recital of Uic Daily Doings Compiled From
Various Sources.
Happenings Over the City and News
From the Country.
Tke Kallroad Again.
Now since the woolen mill subsidy
litis beeu completed and matters
have quieted down a trlile, would it
uot be well to renew the agitation
of the projected Salem, Tillamook &
Astoria ltailfoad? That an outlet
will be opened up from the valley
to the sea before mauy years is an
assurance. The route as laid out
from Salem to Tillamook and the
road as is now being constructed
from Tillamook to Astoria seems to
be the most natural one aud the
one which can bo constructed with
the meeting of leas obstacles than in
any other line. We should organlro
the company which Is aheady duly
incorporated, and make the survey
at once. The cost In cash of the
survey will be but trilling, as com
petent engineers of this city have
consented to run the line and take
for their services stock in the road.
Thoy will want merely enough to
meet the immediate expenses which
they will contract. Let the survey
be made and let it be followed by
some concentrated action on the
jKirt of our citizens.
A Ubot at Toledo.
From a gentleman who is now at
Toledo, on Yanulna Hay, we learn
of a ghost, spook or spirit of somo
kind that has succeeded In exciting
that usually quiet burg by making
Us presence felt in a residence there.
. The house has been occupied by a
"gentleman and his futility for a few
months, and since their occupancy
of it they have been annoyed by
mysterious raps and noises, which
being unable to account for, they
have called in mauy of their neigh
bors, who have investigated, and all
are equally mystified. The mani
festations generally commence in
tho early evening and arc kept up
sometimes nil night. The occupants
are not afraid of spirits and amuse
themselves considerably with this
one. On several occasions they have
held quite an Intelligent convoca
tion with it oy means of raps, but if
their questions become to bo personal
his gl.ostship kicks up a terrible
racket and tears things up madly.
When anything about tho premises
doesn't go to suit him, ho protests
vigorously. The mystery has not
yet been unraveled.
A Had Motto.
Orugonlans have tho reputation
of never making anything thoy can
buy. This should bo reversed.
Never buy anything you can make.
Follow this rule and Salem will boa
grand city in a very few years. It
is a burning dlsgraco and a shame
that wo should in tho wintertime
lw eating Iowa laid eggs, California
made butter, Earsteru canned fiults,
and wearing F.astem made goods.
Oregon can furnish all oftheso things
to us and she should do It. She
will somo day. Then you will see a
prospreous state.
Way ,ot llrf
'I'lwti.i la mt lwtlir Incntlon In (he
state for a paper mill tnan right
hero In Salem. Easy accessible aro
thousands upon thousands of coids
of cottonwood, whllo tons on tons of
tho best straw on faith could be
brought hole from all over tho ' val
ley. There is no doubt but that a
a naner mill would bo a paying in
vestment hero. ThlH reminds us
that an excelsior factory would also
l well situated here. A tannery a
liullorv. a shoddy factory and many
other local manufactories could be
conducted hero oh ft small scale and
money made out of tlioin.
Whit Losmrn Think.
Experienced Logmen who havo
mado it Htudy'of tho "Willamette for
vears. fflvo it lis their Opinion that
tho prcsont rains will not cause a
Hwj pf tho waters or tnat river auoyo
a-few inch' They think the
smaller tributaries will riso high
enough to Uoat down the many
thousand feet of logs that havo been
cut and are Ivlu along fhclr banks.
Tho ground, thoy saVv in 'the greater
part of tho'vftlley, Will soak up most
of tho rain as It falls. '
The Saullix MUlti.
TheroHro no new dvelopnionts
at tho asylum in tho Want in wmuii
the smallpox patient was discovered,
liebdolngaawdllad could he ex
pected in hlir oihfortahle quarters
In tho peat houno, The dootnrs at
theasyluni think there wlllbo no
more cases and all 'precaution aro
takehto prevent a spread.
Mrs. Smith, Salem's Centenarian
Quietly Passes Away.
Yesterday afternoon at the home
of her son In South Salem, occurred
tho death of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith,
aged 102 years, nine months and five
Thus peacefully closes the event
ful life of the centenarian of Salem.
She lived moro years than Is often
allotcd to man. She was the nrtn
member of a family of eleven, all of
whom reached good ages Her birth
occurred on June 8, 1780, at Alstead,
New Hampshire. Removing with
her narents to the then village oi
Rochester, New York, in 1804. She
thorn resided a half century ana
witnessed the upbuilding of
a noble city. Her maiden name
was Johnson, and on February 18,
1810. Miss Elizabeth Johnson be
came tho wife of John Smith, with
whom she lived until his death on
Juno 9, 1863. To them were born
first twins, which were followed ny
three other chlldrcne Of these, two
alone survive, Fabritus, of this city,
nnd Townsend, of Rochester, N. Y.
Tho former was one of tho twins.
Mrs. Smith has mado her home
with her son in this city since 1870,
and has led a quiet, unassuming
christian life. Until the time of
her death she retained her mental
faculties, and her passing away was
but tho peaceful close of a long and
useful life.
The funeral will be conducted
from tho residence of her sou in
South Salem to-morrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock, the remains being in
terred in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.
Howard l'ut to Work.
Km nk Howard, tho convict who
performed self-amputation that he
mlfht not have to worK, nas re
covered nnd was set to work sawing
wood this morning. Since contlneu
in Mm hosiiital nurslnc his stump of
nn arm he has decided that he will
work. Sunt. Downing bus pro
vided a cross-cut saw, suitable for
niw. man. and nronoses seeing that
the desnerato Howard works. He
will bo made to put In full time six
days each week.
Tbe Work of KTangellsm.
Tn tho malms occurs ono thought
which even to this day is applicable.
"Tn Salem also was nis taoernaeie
erected." Applying this to our own
Salem and evangelistic work done
hum of late wo seo Its truthiuiuess.
This is the fifth week of tho revival
hero of Studd and Burke. They
will bo at the Presbyterian church
The Penitentiary Quarantined.
Since a case of smallpox was de
voloned at the asylum for insane,
Superintendent Downing of tho
nenltentlarv has quarantined uiai
Institution against visitors. Even
whllo there may bo no Immediate
danger of the disease making itself
known there, still It is best to take
precautionary measures.
Ihe ltlvcr Is IIIIsIiir.
The late rains are already begin
ning to toll upon tho river, which
lias laised several inches. Boating
Is improving as tho hours go by and
there AVill be great activity in freight
for a long tlnio, as tho boats have
not been able to bear heavy ewrjjoes.
With a few Inches more- OWater
the vessels can load to tho gitards.
I'outracl Hrlng Drawn.
Tho result of tho conference yes
terday bctweoh tho cxecutlvo com
mittee appointed to look after tho
woolen mill subsidy; and Mr. Kay is
that to-day contracts aro being
drawn and tho matter will bo fully
arranged and signed this evening
' The Medical Hoard.
The state association of physicians
hnvo recommended the appointment
iifDm. Cuslok of Salem, Leo pf
Dnllas and Dolan of Dalles as tho.
board of examiners. Governor
linnover has not unpointed -this
board, which wits created by the
Pope bill. -.' ,,k v:'
The Wlrm pvx.
There is no telegraphic connuunl-
cjitlou to-dav between northern
points and San Francisco, tho wires
all bulmr down. Uotli western
Union and Puctllo Postal uro unable
to connect with points much farther
south tliaii tnowisKtyous.
FrankJ Ho
unninnl tint
work ever
secil It! this c
e Is an artist iu
by few men.
ty of design,
neatness of Wrk am
lUoothnetM of
fllllftll Im u u
His new
siguti are HlFpcrfeot
Wright' Compound Kxtraat ot Srap-
nrllla In ueea mkxionmuuy n ourmi
ui.wi.i iiu.uivA fmm Ihu lctut blotch or
pimple to the Urgm neroruiowi sore, aop
limine to mo ii
iyull druEvlsts,
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HUUU iJiHwni .- ...
T. L. Perryman Is Shot, by
0. P. Beardsley.
Tho Pcrryman-Bcardsloy (lu.vrcl Ends
In Bloodshed.'
With the arrival of tho Dallas
stage in the city this morning' came
tho startling neWs of the latat ena-
lucrof the Beardsley-Perryman fend
at Eola, the little Polk county
The announcement in brief was
that O. P. Beardsley had killed
Thomas L. Perryman this morninir
at 8:30.
The Capital Journal represent
atives made all possible hasto to
reach tho
The words of the report were
found to bi only too true,
and on the arrival of the reporter at
Eola tho dead body of Mr. rerry
man had just been removed from the
side walk unon which he had fallen
aud was lying on a bed at his home.
This morning Mr. Perryman
walked down to tho store of his
father-in-law, A. Strain, where he
made some purchases and
started on his return home.
Tho first that was known
that anything was wrong was when
Mr. Strain heard a shot fired, qutck-
lv succeeded by a second one. tie
ran to the door of his store at once,
but could see nothing but tho smoke
miner from the cuu, which was in
the hands of Mr. Beardsley. Beard
sley then turned around and walked
into his house.
The onlv one who really witnessed
the deed was Willis Jordan, one of
the famous Polk county boys. He
was walking to the postofflce and
wns about one hundred yards irom
the scene of tho shooting and In
front of Ferryman's house when It
occurred. Jordan was seen and
as follows. "I was walking along
and saw Perryman coming towards
home. Just a minute before
this I had seen Bcardsly going
across his yard and as Perry
man was nearly in trout ot
of old man White's house aud al
most opposlto Beardsley's house,
Beardslev opened the gateand start
ed diagonally across the street, gun
in band. When ho was about half
way across the street, he raised the
as he walked. The shot brought
Perryman to the ground on his face,
and as he fell ho was
There were only two shots fired
and when struck tho first time Per
ryman uttered a tcream and drop
Jordau was further qtistloned, but
nothing else was learned only that
by tho tlnio ho could reach the
wounded man
and after giving one or two slight
movements, was dead. Ho fell
with his face on tho sidewalk.
She dwelt at considerable length
upon tho facts that there had been
much 111 fecltug between tho two
families for a. long time. These
facts are known to all and need not
hero be repeated. Bad had fol
lowcdbad aud into worse had fallen
until thrs morning when Mr.
Beardsley was working in the
yard with somo Chinaman
repairing fence: Perryman passed
ftlontf on tho other side. Sho says
ha'walked Blowly, and when op
poslto tho mon at work ho stopped
fully two minutes and stared at
Uiejut but ' said nothing,
as- her husband told her and
as tho Chinaman corroborated.
Perryiriau'a look was of superiority
aud .sneer ami then ho passed on.
"MnBcArdsloy thou came into tho
house," Mrs. Beardsley told tho
reporter, "and said "Well Tom is
after me again." Ho then
aud went out into the yard, where
ho coutiuued working with tho
I was lu the front room and could
see good deal when I would look
out of the window. Very boou l
heard" tb report a gun and run
ning to tho window saw Mr.
Beardsley in tho middle of tho road
with Ins guu and ' -
I ran to tho door, but beforo I
reached it I heard a second shot and
saw Mr. Perryman lying on his
face in the mud and on tho side
"Mr. Beardsley then came into
the house and said, ' Well, Tom at
tacked me again and I
or bo killed.' He then said Perry
man had hurled a big rock at him
before he picked up the gun, and
asked me to get the rock and save
Hore Mrs. Beardsley produced
the rock, a boulder of good bIzo and
well shaped for throwing. Had
Perryman succeeded in striking
Bearsley with it, the latter would
have been unable to shoot.
As soon as ho had finished his
shooting he returned to tho
house, ordering his man, C.
Greer, to hitch up the buggy.
This was the work of but a mo
ment, during which time he had
put in tho buggy his shot gun, Win
chester repeater, and two revolvers.
Ho and old Mr. White, who lives
just acfoss tho street, then got lu
the buggy, and sped on to Dallas,
where Mr. Beardsley said he would
give himself up to the authori
ties. As they drove westward
from Eola Mr. Beardsley shouted,
"He didn't get me this time.'
They drove on a few steps and he
shouted out, " I ain't going to leavo
the coiinty."
At half past one o'clock this after
noon old Mr. White drove in from
Dallas, where he said Mr. Beards
ley had given himself up to the au
thrities and
The old gentleman was weary
after his ride and had hut little to
say. He said, however, that Beard
sley had been arraigned and the
preliminary examination had been
set for Saturday at 2 p. m., at Dallas.
He brought the arms back
with him, saying they had no
trouble iu getting to the county
Ihe shooting having occurred at
8:30 this morning. A messenger
was at once dispatched to Independ
ence for the coroner. Ho repaired
immediately to the excited vil
lage and as the reporter was taking
his leave a jury was being
summoned, and the coroner's in
quest was about to be commenced.
The only one who was an eye
witness to the terrible deed, is Wil
lis Jordan. He told his story in a
straight forward manner, aud a visit
to tho scene bears him out as to tho
distauco between the two men
when the firing commenced.
Mr. Beardsley was so close
to Perryman when he shot, that
the newspaper with which tho gun
hud been wadded struck Perryman
with full force, and fell by his side
to welter in the dead man's blood.
Mr. Strain did not see the
shooting as his first intimation
of anything was the firing of a
gun. Even had he been standing In
tho door tho view would havo been
obstructed by an old threshing ma
chine which stands in the road.
Mrs. Beardsley was at the window
in an instant. She saw Mr. Beard
sley raise the gun and saw the
death struggle of Perryman. She
did not oven see tho second shot
fired, as durini: those few seconds
she wus hastening from the window
to the door.
To relate the story of tho quarrels
and fieh ts of these two men would
requiro more space than can bo
hero given. Beardsley is said to
have been abusive and quarrelsome,
while the tame is said of Perryman.
Their lawsuits 'and disputes liaye
khnt them each busy for mauy days
and now the terrible end has come.
They are thoughtnot to have spoken
to each other since on May 11th,
last aud to-day ono is sent to his
untimely grave and tho other is in
jail charged with uiurder.
The deceased was about thirty
two -years of ago aud leaves a wlfo
and ono child, togother with two
Btep-chlldron, Mr. Beardsley's
wife .and daughter cou'stltuto his
family, ' '
Tho landslide ail' Washouts on
tho Southern Oregon' division of tho
Oivtmii &. California are already be
ginning lobe-felt herein tho way Pf
trnlu from ono to twelve hours mto.
This morulug'soverlaud wasdeiayea
by these anise, as Waft also tb6south
bound train which left- here Tues
day night. This morning the
Eugene express came in ou Ihe
I overland's time.
Wide Avenues, Beautilul Lay of Land, tfull lots,
Magnificent Tiew, and Perfect Drainage.
Corner Lots
Inside Lots
These aro positively the best lots
joining the city limits. The tract
choice lots. Anticipate the coming boom with a
By BujfiDg Lots Jd The
Represented By
They Also
Not advertised, which they offer at
every one having property for sale and all
ToGiveTlicmaCall. Office
fiy ii m vt TWglH
Real Estate
Salem -
$1100 Excellent vacant lot one-half block from Capitol building,
$2100170 feet frontage on Center Street near East Salem school.
This week orily.
1000 Corner lot on Center street, near East School.
$1000 Quarter block on Chemekete street. Centrally located.
Lots in MILL ADDITION; on Commercial and Front Streets;
Only six blocks from the Bank Block. Prices very low for a few days.
Street Hallway construction on North Commercial street to begin at
once, which will pass through Mill Addition. An Ice factory is to be
located near this addition soon. Good water. Frontage on two sides.
Natural drainage. Choice building sites. Ask for prices.
Advantages. Sewers; street railway line; excellent view; large
lets: central location; High aud dry, and in every way choico building
property. $150 to $500 per lot, ana
dence building.
Wylie A. Moores,
Successor to MOORES & MANNING.
Real Estate Broker.
817 Comiuercial'Sfi
$2100-.aooa houadnnd lot on Commercial St., facing Marlon Square
for only a short time ouly. '
.2500-.HousoaiuUot on Church St. A more desirable location can,,
not b.jrouudJn the city. HarA nujsh throughout.
a0O C6rner lota In North -Salem, near llpo of Street Hallway. ?,
Bide lota $150. ' , , nii
$7250-41 blocks adjoluing the Woolen Mill site. QJ2m.
barn, house has ehjht hard finished rooms, Good well of wqtcr, Yifv
set to fruit aud fine garden land. wiiian"
. S4500r-Ten Ucres on Howeli rraire roau aajoining -"" " '-
to Salem. Good house, ondvbaru and large orchard, small mm eu- ,
ti7Rn .Vtviiunft Yin John Baker road. J
5350 Quarter block on Commercial St., South Salem.
n n ..,t.,, ,a,.iV calr.tr. fini bnn. orchard una barn
eivui' Lllg,.MdTTMvll PrutrlA mill 11 miles from town. Slow,
barn atul orchard. No finer garden
Op-l f SOO,
Only $3O0
i . i i i i
for tho money that can bo bought aJ
has beeu platted and there aro is
Have a
tho very lowest prices, and invite
in Armory Building, State St.,
- - pregon
imerai reuaio ou tuiuyicuuu ,. f
Estate And Insurance Broker
- eet, Salem, Oregon.
land around Salem than this place.