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Vol. XVIII.-No. 17.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, AUGUST 12. 1905. B.F. IKTINB dlk and (r Jjrt Summer GlearanGe Sale! Great Bargains in a 1 1 Departments Big StoGk to make your selections , . . Get our Prices and make Gomparison, 1 Fine Light Sample Rooms. 1 J r & is' J. C. Hammel, Prop. Leading Hotel in Oorvallis. Recently opened. New brick building. Newly furnished, with modern con veniences. Furnace Heat, Electric Lights, Fire Es capes. Hot and cold water on every floor. Fine single rooms. Elegant suites. Leading house in the "Willam ette Valley. $1X); $1.25 and $2.00 per day. Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Silverware. Eyes tested free of charge and glasses fitted correctly at prices within reach of all Fine watch repairing a specialty- Pratt The Jeweler 6c Optician. As Your Dealer for Economy Jars, And take no other Economy Jars are sanitary, no zinc, no poison, no mould, no seperate rubber ring. HOPE OF PEACE CROWS Salem, Oregon, January 31, 1904. Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company. . Portland, Qregon. Dear Sirs: I used six dozen of your fruit jars last season aDd am very much pleased with them The Economy Jar is the nicest looking and the best jar I have ever used. 1 canned all kinds of fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, pickles and chicken, and hadjfine success with the Economy Jar. . I was awarded all the fiirst prizes, consisting of 8 blue ribbons, at the Oregon State Fair, 1903, for my exhibit of canned fruits and jelly. The Oregon commissioners bought all my fruit to represent Oregon at the St. Louis Eair. I have been requested to put up fruit for the Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition 1905, and I will use your Eeonomy Jars. They are a sure seal, easy to open, and I prefer them to any jar I have ever used. Yours very truly, Mrs. S. R. Foster. It is worth your while to know YOUR preserved fruits and vegetables are free from poisonous compounds? You know this if you use the ECONOMY JARS they are endor sed and used by the OREGON AGRI. COLLEGE, LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY, CALIF and other Colleges and Universities. Prof. Snellof the Oregon Agricultural College especially recommends ECONOMY JARS because the cover is Sanitary and free from any Possibilities of Forming Poisionous Com pounds with the contents of the Jar Wadhams6c Kerr Bros. Distributors Wholesale Grocers. Portland, Oregon A BUILDING COLLAPSES. WORK OF RESCUERS IS SLOW AND 110 ARE UNACCOUNT ED FOR. Scores of Siles Girls Buried Under the Ruins Number of Injared Die at Hospitals Disas ter Comes Without Wsraing. Albany, N. Y.. Aug. 8. Over 100 persons, a large majority of them girls, were burind beaeath a smother of brick, would and plaster this mcming, when the central por tion of the large department store of the John G. Meyrers Company collapsed from roof to cellar. The wrecked portion includes nearly one half of the store. Scores of rascueers searching among the ruins up to 1:30 had brought out only 25 injured. Inree of these died.-after reaching the hos pitals. -At that time 110 were un accounted for, and it is certain that at least balf of thfsa are still be neath the mound of debris. About 400 persons are on the firm's pay roll, but some 50 o! these are on their vacation. the only identified dead was Miss Bertha Cunningham. The num ber of deaths is now generally esti mated at from 20 to 30 of the um brella department, taken from the ruins, and later a young woman was recovered. SMALLER AND PESSIMISM IS THE THOUGHT OF WAR RING NATIONS. Witte Is Firm Againetlr, but might Pay to Get Sakhalin Back. Other News. Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. O With the probability that Baron Komura will tomorrow reveal tbe Russian plenipotentiaries the terms upon which Japan is willing to con clude peace. Gloomy forebodings, however, may be premature at this juncture, as everything indicates that the Dlempotentiaries upon both Biles are sincerely desirous of concluding a treaty of peace. The farm attitude of Mr. WiUe in private conversation against tbe payment of indemnity indicates a wide if not an irreconcilable diff-r ence between Japan's irreduciable minimum and what Russia is pre pared to eccept. St Albany, Aug. 8. Up to 2 o'clock OFFICE OF" J. W BAILEY STATE DAIRY AND FOOD COMMISSIONER ROOM 19, BREEDEN BLDQ, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 25, 1905 The two Mason Jar caps has been examined. - Upon examination the metal of the new Mason cap was found to be pure zinc. The small pin holes in the old Mason cap were undoubtedly caused by the action of vegetable acids. As a result the fruit in the jar must have been greatly contaminated with poisonous zinc compounds. I regard the use of jars with zinc caps as very unsanitary and even dangerous. ; . Yours very truly! V V - j. W BAILEY; . V State Dairy and Food Commissioner. Albany, N. Y., Aug. 8 Three hundred persons employed in the large department store of the John G. Meyer estate at No. 38-41 North Pearl street.Jhad gjust gone to work this morning when the whole cen ter of the building collapsed from roof 'o cellar. More than a hun dred persons, mostly salesgirls, were carried down in the wreck. The first estimate placed the num ber of killed and injured at 40. Up to 10:30 75 persons had been taken from the ruins. Half of them were seriously miured. The manager of the store at .that time made the statement that there were 50 more underneath the ruins. Up to 11 o'clock, one d ad body bad been removed. There is 110 doubt that when the rescuers reach the bottom of the heap . of debris they will find a number of dead. The catastrophe occurred shortly before before 9 o'clock. The Mey er estate had been makiug . exten sive repairs on its building. This morning a gang of Italian work men etaited to remove the iron pil- Icc that supported the main floor. Evidently they had failed to brace the floor properly, for scarcely had they loosened the post when down came all three upper floors within a radius of 50 feet from the fatal pillar. ;. The wreck crashed through to the cellar, burying the workmen and carrying down those who hap pened to be working in tha portion ot the building. The fire department was called out and the work of rescue began at ODce. Considering the nature of the accident, the number of persons who escaped with only flight inju ries is remarkable.- Most of the in jured.were young women. The col lapse accur red at 8:45 o'clock with out warning. - ; leiepnone communication y was sent to . the various hospitals and doctors throughout the city, and within half an hour 25 doctors and four ambulances were on the fcene The various stores in the neighbor hood were turned 1010 emergency Hospitals, ,ana . mattresses . were brought ' from , various department stores for the care of the victims. The work 01. 'digging the victims out was conducted by the members of the fire and police departments and city laborers. The scenes about the building were as pitiable as those within. Several hundred relatives of employes were" there, and their supplications as to the welfare of the loved ones were heartrending. It is reported at this hour that Robert M. Chalmers, a member of the firm, is missing. A clerk with whom he was talking when the crash came and who escaped, said: "He was at my side, and then there was a crash and I saw him no' more." There is now absolutely no way to get tidings of those in the build ing. It will take several, hours to dig out all of the victims. Edward J. Horaine, one of the clerks at the men's furnishing coun ter, was among tbe fortunate ones to get out without a scratch. He assisted in removing about 30 girls to a neighboring Btore. "It all happened in a moment" said he. "I was engaged in getting my stock in s-hape, and there were hot half a dozen customers in the store within my vision st that time. I heard a rrariog and a tearing sound and then tbe crash came. The shrieks that followed drowned out every other sound. Many of the girls sank behind their counters and had to be dragged out in a fainting condition. ill They Come Seaside Excursion to Newport SUNDAY AUG 13, 1905 over the G. & E. Railroad Leave the Heat and Dust and Eojoy a Pleasant outing Numerous attractions, including surf bathing, boating, ball game, at 2 p. m., Sunday trip to Seal Rocks, str. "Lorens", hunting, fishing, etc. Train leaves Albany at 7:30; Cor vallis, 8 a. m. Returning leaves Newport 5 p. m. Fare from Corvallis, $r.50. Three-day fare, $2,50 good turning on Excursion train. re-cy 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. Notice to Creditors. ' In the Matter nt the Estate ) James Robinson, deceased. ) Notice is heroby given to all persons concerned that the undersigned has been duly appointed administrator of the estate ot James Robinson, deceased, by the county court, ot the state ot Oregon for Benton county. All persons having claims against said estate of said James Boblu son, deceased, are hereby required to present the same, with the proper vouchers, duly veri fied as by law required, wtthia six months from the date hereof to the undersigned at his resi dence four miles north of Corvallis, Oregon, or at the law office of E. E. Wilson in Oorvallis Or egon. Dated this August 12, 1905. WILLIAM KNOTTS. Administrator of the Estate ot James Robinson, deceased. C. H. Newth, Physician and Surgeon Philomath, Oregon. Ladies skirts all kinds and price at Moses' Bros. Call and see them Moaffm There is a quality in Royal Baking Powder which makes the food more digestible and wholesome. This peculiarity of Royal has been noted by physicians, and they accord ingly endorse and recom mend it. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.