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WBEKLT -A-STID SEMI-WEE Vol. XVIIL-No. 17. CORVALLIS, OREGON, AUGUST 5. 1905. B.F. IBTIin dlt and t.- j -i :.l 14 - 4 7: y 1 ; Summer GlearanGe Sale! Great Bargains in all Departments Big Stock to make your selections ... Get our Prices and make Comparison. X Hs HARRIS, :!H ill Fine Light Sample Rooms. CorvalHi J. C. Hammel, Prop. Leading Hotel'in Gorvallis. Recently opened. New brick hnilding. Newly furbished, with modern con veniences Furnace, Heat, Electrid; Lights, Fire Es capes. Hot and cold water on every floor. Fine single rooms. . Elegant suites. Leading house in the "Willam ette Valley. ; ' : ;i; - '". $1 X), $1.25 and $2.00 per day. jr. Watches, Clocks, Jewelry .-' -and Silverware. - Eyes tested free 'of . charge . K ). and glasses fitted correctly at prices within reach of all Fine watch repairing a spe cialty Pratt The Jeweler 6c Optician. Nice Ball Game MOUNT RAINIER PROFESSOR McADIE FINDS IT IS HIGHER THAN MOUNT WHITNEY IN CALIFORNIA. Outside of Peaks in Alaska, it reach es Farther above the clouds Today, "Old Kid!" The Popular Grocery & Crockery Good Things For Eating . ''v- Butter "Always Fresh from, the Dairies, tasty and good. Pickles. ; Sweet and sour, Hietues bottle and bulk, JT - C Eggs. Fresh and always direct from the hens. See our Garden Truck, nothing but best, grown by good gardeners. The bescanhed Fruits and Vegetables xn the market. , , " OUR METHODS OF BUSINESS All appeal to the thrifty housewife who wants the very best , groceries for the least money, c HERE IS THE STORE - p. m:zierolf. Than Any Other in the United States Alti tude Is 14,53o feet. Portland, August 2. Portland Oregonian: By baromet-ical meas urements made by A. G. McAdie, of the San Francisco weather bu reau, the dispute over which is the highest mountain in the United States has beensettled. It has been a question whether Mount Rainier, in Washington, or Mount Whitney, in Galifounia, is the higher. Mr. McAdie and other scientists have just returned from Mount Rainier, where as leaders lor members of the Sierra, Mazamas and Appalachian mountain-climbing clubs, they col lected much valuable data on scien tific subjects that have long been in dispute. Mr. McAdie arrived in Portland yesterday morning, and other members of the Sierra club will arrive today. Barometers used in measuring the mountain are the fame as those used in measuring MountWhitney, so there can be no doutt that the comparisons in heights are correct. Eight barometrical readings taken on Mount Whitney two years ago agister 17,6900 inches; four read ings taken at the top of Mount Rainier la-t week register. i7. 632 or 17.676. Which of the two readings are exactly correct must be determ ined after corrections are made for grovity, water vaporetc. Mr. McAdie and other rcientists are fully convinced that ' Mount Rainier is now the highest in the Uuited States, outside of Alaska. The difference in height will be hardly enough lor Washington to crow over, but they can boatt of between 10 and 20 feet difference. The official height of Mount Whit ney is 14,515 feet, lhe height of Mount Rain nr. as measured by Mr. McAdie and Professor Le Contc, of the University of California, is 14,- 53o feet, although before adjust ments are made they will be unable 10 give the exact figures. There may be a difference of two or three feet either way. Mr. McAdie ex pects to have completed hie investi gations eo that exact figures can be given in about six weeks. Sea lev el reading will be taken at Portland, as Mr. McAdie has come to the con elusion that conditions are more favorable here then they are at Seattle or Tacoma. The barometer readings taken at the summit of the mountain will be corrected here for gravity, water vapor, latitude and mean temperature of the a;r. Mr. McAdie praised the work of the late Professor McCiure, of Eu gene, when talking of previous mer curial barometer measurements on Mount Rainier. Professor Mc Ciure wasthe nrst man to take a scientific measurement of the moun tain, and his readings do not differ to a great extent from those of Mr. McAdie and Professor Le Conte. McCiure lost his life on Moui t Rainier in 1897 while looking for a safe passageway for companion and although bis body was never recov ered, his readings were preserved. Professor McClure's barometrical notes give the height of Mount Rainier as 14,528 feet, his barome ter registered 1 7.7o8 inches. Anoth er measurement of the mountain, made by a geological survey elves the height at 14,521. Measurements were also made of Pinnacle Rock, on Mount Rainier, and it was found that its height was greatly overestimated. Mr. McAdie gives the height of Pinnacle Rock is 7,ooo feet instead of 9,ooo feet, as has been claimed. That it would be hard to boil beans at the sammit of Mount Rain ier Is proved by Mr. McAdie, who said that the.boiling point Register ed by a Centigrade thermometer was 86.384 degrees, and by the Fahrenheit thermometer 186 de grees, a difference of 26 degrees from the boiling point at sea level, where water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Mr. McAdie has brought S3veral tubes with him, which were sealed before leaving the summit. These will be tested to determing if there be any peculiar electrical properties at those heights, for barometric measurements of pressure, and also to determine'the dew point or hu midity of the atmosphere. The at mosphere at the summit of the mountain is very dry, there not be ing more than thirty per cent, of moisture. The air is also very cold, and on July 25, when the thermometer registered 87 degrees in Portland, it registered 39 degrees on Mount Rainier." Mr. McAdie says that the trip of I the three clubs to the summit was successful in every way, and no ac cidents happened to mar the jour ney. Seaside Excursion to Newport SUNDAY AUG 6, 1905 GLOVE CONTEST SAT 5 Young Fitzsimmons vs Twin Sullivan BASE BALL! Gorvallis vs. Newport JAIL DYNAMITED DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP SEATTLE PRIS ON BY JACK CHESTERFIELD. Numerous attractions, including surf bathing, boating, ball game, at 2 p. m., Sunday trip to Seal Rocks, str. "Lorens", hunting, fishing, etc. Don't forget the Boxing Contest on Saturday evening, Aug. 5. Train leaves Albany at 7:30; Cor- vallis, 8 a. m. Returning leaves Newport 5 p. m. Fare from Corvallis, $1.50. Three-day fare, $2,50 good turning on Excursion train. re- Redding, Cal., July 29. Locked up in the vaults 01 one 01 tne banks of Redding is a flag that is second in historic importance to Californi- ans only to the bear nag that is so jfaloasly guarded by Pacific Coast pioneers, lhe nag referred to is the one that General John C. Fre mont unfurled from the summit of the Rocky Mountains in 1841, when he and his small party was on their way to California before the Mexi can war. The bannei is the property of P. M. Reardon, managing director of the Bully Hill mine at Djlmar. It was given to him a few years ago by Mrs. John C. Fremont herself. It was made by her own bands on the eve of her husband's pathfind ing expedition to the West. The flag differs from the ordinary m blem only in the field, on which is wrought a lame American eagle, done in embrofdery of great delica cy and beauty. About the eagle are clustered the 26 stars that in 1841 represented the states in the Union. Oq the reveree side of the flag is pinned a silk scarf bearing the inscription in golden letters: Rocky Mountains, in I84I." The banner is io a fairly good state of preservation, considering its age. . Mr. Reardon, the owner, is jealous of its care and keeps it lock ed up in a bank vault. He brought it to Redding a few weeks ago, when he arrived from New York to take the management of the Bully Hill mine. Fights With Police Hose Turned Into Cell Which Is Flooded While Prisoner Puts Bullet Into His Head Wife Smuggled Weap ons to Him. Seattle, Aug 2. A desperate at tempt to blow up the county jail, resulting in the "black hole" being blown to atoms, was made early this morning by Jack Chesterfield, a prisoner about to be taken to Walla Walla to serve a sentence for criminal assault. Chesterfield then opened fire upon the officers and held them at bay. The fire depart ment was called and the big hose turned upon the prisoner, nearly drowning bim, and he turned the revolver upon himself, inflicting a fatal wound. Chesterfield's wife yesterday smug, gled in five sticks of dynamite and two revolvers to her husband. At 4 o'clock this morning Chesterfield tuuehed off the dynamite, tearing a huge hole in the cell. Guards rushed to the scene, but Chester field held them at bay until the po lice and fire departments were sent for, when be attempted to commit suicide, firing a bullet into hie head, just above the right ear. He is now lying mortally wounded at Waypide mission. When the explosion occurred Jailer Wi6e and other deputies rushed to that section of the jail. As the officers came in sight Ches terfield opened fire on them, shoot ing six times. He himself was com pletely barricaded and the jailers did not get to him an! were com pelled to seek cover. While one of them watched the entrance to the hospital wark, through which it feared Chepterfield would escaped, others telephoned to police head quarters. Patrolman Carlton, Jailer Grif fifth and Driver Cane answered the call in the patrol wagon. When they arrived the dark cell was en veloped in smoke and the police im mediately called the fire depart ment. ' A company was sect from Terry avenue station and ran a line of hose into the jail. Water was turned into the cell and Chester field was drowned out. When the cell was two feet deep in water and the prisoner drenched be surrend ered. Just as'the water was turned in, the report of a revolver was heard. This was when Chesterfield held the weapon to his head and tried to murder himself. Even though he inflicted what is believed to be a fatal wound, Chesterfield's game- ness keDt mm on nis leer, ana ne merely leaned against the side of the cell. Jail Physician Dr. Crook ordered the injured man taken to Wayside Emergency hospital. Two sticks of dynamite weie dis charged, and they tore a ho'e in the ceiling big enough for two men to crawl through The hole opets into an empty vault in tbe county assessor's office. In one corner of the cell waB found three more sticks of dynamite and some fuse which had not been used. Two revolvers that Chesterfield had dropped were also found in the cell, as were two saws used by the prisoner to saw through iron bars. Early last evening the Jailers discovered another plan Chester field had made to escape. He was to be taken to the state penitentiary today to Berve three years for crim inal assault on a 16-year-old girl. The Yale look in his cell had een so worn by continual rubixing against the iron bars that one on tbe inside could easily push the door open. This was remedied, hut seemingly Chesterfield's cell was not thorougsly searched. Two sa V9 were found, but no dynamite 01 re volvers discovered. It is believed that the dynrmite was conceal r) about Cherterfield's clothes and that he waited till 4 o'clock, when ne expected the jailers would be rff guard, to make bis bold break for liberty. Chesterfield is one of the most desperate prisoneis ever confined in the county jail. He has several times almost beaten to death other prisoners confined in the jail and it became necessary to confine him alone in a cell. Yesterday Chesterfield boasted that he never would be taken to prhou alive. He believed then that l is plan to blow up the jail would suc ceed. Chesterfield was secretly married three wetks ago and his wife has had unlimited privileges visiting him. This far-' thejaihrs say. accounts for Chesterfield's pos session of the saws, Dynamste and revolvers. The same woman helped bim to years ago to escape at Vonconver, B. C., by, smuggling pepper into his cell with which he blinded tbe guard. At Bellfotintain. Harvesting has commenced in earnest. Fail grain is all cut and in the shock. Humphrey & Perin threehirg machine started operations Mon day. The Reader machine starttd a few days later. While in tbe act of unhitching a team, George Starr was kicked in the breast by one of tbe horses and knocked down. Had he not been close to the team he might havH been seriously hurt. As it was he was pretty badly shaken up. Ot Taylor and family are at tbe bay. It is hoped that the fresh air and change will benefit Mrs. Tay lor who has been in poor health lately. The hay crop this year seemes to be greater than tbe capacity of the barns. Considerable hay still re mains in the fields, but grain does not promise a great yield. After a few weeks visit with friends in this vicinity, Mrs. Sin clair has returned to her home in Eugene. William Rees had a field of wheat that was eo tall and heavy that his binder could not do the work. He finally succeeded in hiring a man and machine giving the sum of eight dollars to get eight acres cut and bound. Mr. LiUs and family are camp ing t the coast. The S. P. is selling round trip tickets between Corvallis and Port land for $3 good going Saturdays or Sundays and returning Sunday or Monday following, either on East or West side, but good only on afternoon train from Albany to Portland on oatutdays if East side is taken. Passengers to pay local fare between Corvallis and Albany. 1RYAL Lots of Fun. Taking pictures. We have fine cam Graham & Wells. Notice. We are here to do all kinds of ma chine work, casting, repairing and building engines, etc; on short notice, and at reasonable prices. Work guar anteed. Franklin Iron Works Co. For Sale. Household goods, toilet articles. Also two milch cows and two calves Enquire of Mrs. E. S. Murray. Ladies skirts all kinds and price at Moses' Bros. 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