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Vol. XVIII.-No. 17.
and (r Jjrt
Great Bargains in
a 1 1 Departments
Big StoGk to make
your selections , . .
Get our Prices
and make
1 Fine Light Sample Rooms.
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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.
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
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
Scores of Siles Girls Buried Under
the Ruins Number of Injared
Die at Hospitals Disas
ter Comes Without
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.
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.
Albany, Aug. 8. Up to 2 o'clock
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
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.
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.
Administrator of the Estate ot James Robinson,
C. H. Newth,
Physician and Surgeon
Philomath, Oregon.
Ladies skirts all kinds and price
at Moses' Bros. Call and see them
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.

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