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Vol. XVIII.-No. 17.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 2G. 1905. B. T. IBVINS Editor . and Proprietor $ To Make tf December our Banner Month " ' We are going to offer many; inducements to effect this result. We will continue to sell all wool dress goods , at cost. Will cut the price of Jackets on o half. Big ' discount on all clothing and SI 6 will have for your inspec- tion the largest display of Holiday goods w e have ever shown. See Window Display HARRIS. Beautiful Holiday Wilts For Ladies and Gents, old or young. A magnificent stock of preseote of all kinds prices suitable to the resources of all. . ' ... : '. ,17. . $50"DIAMOND RING i-r:l 7 ,-Ladieior gents to be given away" free. 1 One ticket with each $1 worth purchased. Call and see our and let us explain about the iing. ' Pratt Thes jeweler 6c Optician. LOOK OUT FOR- Moses Brothers The Wide-a Wake and Up-to-DaW Cash Store : Open now for inspection our complete line of Hol iday goods. Toys and Dry Goods. Notions. Boots and Shoe for Men, Women and children. Men and Boys Suits and Underwear. jiadie3 Skirts and Underwear. In fact anything you want. Grooeeies flour and feed. I Neatest line of fancy Dishes in city. " u-. Fruit, Vegetables, Etc. r Genuine Rodger Silverwae given away for a short while. F We make a spscialty ff quick delivery, look "out for wagon, listen for the bells. ' - Independent Phone 106. I Bell Phono 551. ... See our new store. Wo try to please. . The City Meat Market . ..Will furnish you with all MEATS, LARD, or SAUSAGE, at lowest living price "We make a special effort to please our customers, , Call on us opposite Turners Grocery store. Phone your orders' Both Phones. GADY SCHWINGLER 7 line . kinds of FRESH or CURED CZAR IS WARNED NOTICE IS SENT THAT FAM- - ILY IS IN DANGER. . . 'olice is Beady for Siege He Trembles Amid Ring of Troops and Maxims More Prov inces Joining the Re- . . volt Other Newe. -CM St. Petersburg, Dec. 23. The emperor nod his cabinet late last nigbt reached a final decit ion re garding ibe electoral law, deciding against universal and equal sunrage ana in lavor ot ice extension 01 me law promulgated August I9 last to include, in , addition to the email landowners in the country, the workmen and the educated classes, the small rent payers in the cities. St. Petersburg, Dec. 25. There is a persistent rumor in circulation here, a well-known revolutionary leader being the authority, that the czar has been warned to leave Rus sia. This communication was sent to the ruler in three different ways in order to guarantee its reaching him. The czar was notified that the limit of patience had been reach ed and that he had cased to be ruler of Russia, save in name only. The czar was advised, for uis own sake as well as for his farrily e to leave the country at once. - Tbe "c&mmunicatlon is also said to have stated: r-"We do not want to barm any member of" the imperial family, but we will not be responsible for their safety9 in the present critical time." It is s attd on high authority that one ropy ?f the warning was taken to Ibe cz--i -private apartments at Teartkoe S o this week. ihnczar is .heavily guarded in the palace, which is surrounded by a formidable array of troops, while doz-ns of maxims and large sup plies of ammunition are stoiei away Few of the officials hve access to the czar. . : " ' ine emperor wno has been un nerved over tha events of the last fw weeks, hts lenked to Court Witte as . tbe one man able to keep the people loyal. Now that Witte has failed to prevent the strike, the czar is inclined to blame him for the pret-eLt crisis." A stormv scene it is stated occurred, when the pre mier replied to the czar: "Yrur majesty, I cannot save the dynasty, t am afraid I cannot save th people." The czar is greatly influenced by the grai.d dukes, especially Vladi mir.'who it is stated, demands stronger reactionary policy. St. Pt tersburg Dec 21. Two messengers who a 1 riyed here from Riga today, having walked about 13U miles to catch a train of Plock not only confirm the report that a provisional government 'has been set up in Livonia, but they eay that ice troops have gone over -to the insurrectionist?. Dvina Fort commanding Kiga narbor, is in their possession, and tbe governor and other Russian (facials arepns oners. ; , Tbe messenger adds that tbe pro visional government exercises , au thority throughout Livonia . and part of Courlaod. The new govern ment has declared the eeparalion of the Littnanian people from the Russian empire. The people have chosen new local officials and have decreed the closing of the spirit shops and breweriee and the annul ment of ' contracts between the peasants and the landowners. There is a general uprising among the na tive peasants', who are traveling in armed bands, attacking the estates and driving off and killing their owners. Some of the landowners have or ganized volunteer battalions to pro tect their property as the authorities are powerlees to aford aid, but the majority are fleeing in terror. The peasants forbid the owners to sell grain or lumbar, and formerly de clare that the forests and estates of thoee who have departed will be confiscated. , - The position of these peasants in these provinces has been the most deplorable of any in the entire em' pire. Conditions almost approach' ing those of the feudal Bystem have been continued to the present time They , practically have kept the peasants in a state of vasBalage, German Barons from whom tbey rent land and purchase the right. to cot wood and fish in the waters of the gulf. :V St. Petersburg, Dec. 22. An of ficial communication authorizes the governors of districts in which mar tial law hatf not been declared to permit the landowners to form a police organization for the protec tion of their properties. A meesage by telephone from Moscow says persistent rumors are n circulation there that all the ar tillerymen, with the exception of those of one battery, have refused to go on duty. ' ' ' The same message that a plot has been discovered to seize General Doubassoff. ' j'r r .'In Vacation Time," and "Wait ing for Julia',' are two of the songs to be sung at the Opera House Wednesday evening in the play The Missouri Girl." ; 'At King's Valley. , There was a shooting match at Lew Ritnor's Friday. There were thirty turkeys taken home by the lucky ones. ... , - . . Bad colds are very common. Most everybody has some kind of a cold and we have not heard of acv ecod ones. Tom Allen and Charles Reid each cut a foot last week and are going, to take a quiet rest during the holidays. John McCallum is at home for he holidays. , ... " .. Miss Annie Maxfield and Miss Lizzie Bush are at home for the to'idafe. There was a Christmas tree Sat urday evening at the Alexander school house and there is to be one at Hoekins 'Monday evening. " . James -Chambers arrived home Friday and he is about well. The sawmill at Hoekins was run ning some last week. The Spaulding Legging Co. has been slushing their", logs down the Luckiamote in large numbers for the last week. - f Mrs. John Miller has been quite sick the past week: Chester Chambers and Israel and D 11 Eddy are thinking of starting to Africa or some other country where large game is plenty.- Uno. Oregon City, Or., Dec. 22. Three freight cars andj ca boose, attached to a heavy 8outtfund extra freight left tbe tract in rounding a sharp curve at Canemah, one mile south of this city, at 1:40 o'clock this af ternoon, and were badly demolish ed. The track was torn up for a distance of 300 feet, but damages fere repaired by a wrecking crew, traffic being delayed only for a few hours.' None of the members of the crew were injured, the men leaping from the upper window of the ca boose as it left the track. K. Bag by and B. Hill, two young lads, who were standing on the sidewalk immediately alongside of the track where the wreck occurred, escaped serious injury by jumping into the Willamette river basin. The train consisted of 14 cars and a cabco9e, 11 of the cars passing safely over the place af the acci dent. Two of the damaged cars contained structural ironwork for railroad bridges.' They were com pletely demolished and their con tents were scattered along tbe track. The third car was loaded with wheat, and landed upside do wn in the upperiend ot the river basin, be ing submerged and its cargo ruined. Considerable damage also resulted to the caboose, which' came within a few feet cf being precipitated into the river. - - One of the wrecked cars landed within three feet of the residence of Mr. Quinn; which borders very closely on the track at the scene of the accident. The engineer of the wrecked train claims that his train was traveling at a rate of about 12 miles an hour. He accounts for the wreck by claiming that sway ing ot the heavy Btructnral iron overbalanced one of the cars, which left the track and carried with it the other three.' While the course of the railroad at the point of to day's accident follows the bank of the Willamette - river for several miles and is a' succession . of v sharp curves, this is the first mishap of this character that has ever occurr NEVER BEFORE. Such a Christmas Rush at Corvallis Postoffice Some thing About it " It will probably startle some peo ple to know that for the last few days before Christmas, 40 to 50 sacks of mail were received and distributed at the Corvallis post office. The Christmas rush has not only been something , unprece dented, but entirely unapproached. 1 fie increase oyer last year is not less than 30 per cent and it may be 50. Saturday, Sunday and Mon day mornings : the Albany tage brought 16 sacks, besides letter mail. One morning the sacks were piled on top of the vehicle, and af ter a big lot had been taken out, two drummers, still alive and con tented, were found on the back seat. Three to eight and 10 sacks have been arriving regularly on the evening train. The Westside contribution has been regularly from 12, upwards, besides letters. The registry bnsiness has been enormous. The last two days of - last week, the four R. F. D. carriers took ' out 1,717 mail pack ages. From a dozen to 50 regis- trys per day have been sent out of the Corvallis office. Four clerks have been on duty for the past 16 days, and even this unusually large number of assistants has been sim ply snowed under. The last of the force did not leave the office Satur day' night until midnight. To complicate matters, trains have regularly been from one to two hours late, a fact that occassioned an opening of the office for two, instead of the usual one Sunday period. V The rush is not yet over, but Postmaster Johnson and his as sistants can begin, to see daylight ahead.' "" ' ' 4 ' IN STRANGE LAND. Ee Died and Left No M ans of S nc ing Tidings to H s Ch'ldrfn. There is much interest in Al sea and elsewhere over the antece dents of A. R. Caraoger, who d'ei the other day at Minottes. He claimed to be a doctor, and on his pprson was found a certificate show ing him to have been the examin ing physician for a secret order in Idaho. He said he had a well-to-do sister in Canada, who was tak icg care of his children. He was very pcor, and at tbe time cf his death, had been traveling on foot through rain and mud. Exposure is supposed to have been in part the cause of his death. People in Alsea understand bs has baggage at one or the other of the Corvallis depots. He stayed two days at the Wolf home, and after leaving there, stay ed a day or two at" Minotta where he died. He was buried at Tidewa ter. Nothing ob his person gave an address of bia relative!, and bis lips closed forever witheut giving a hint of how they could t reach ed. In the interest of humanity, and for the sake of the children now fatherless, publicity and iaforma tion as to the facts are desired. Uneeda CHRISTMAS WEDDING. Benton County Clerk the Groom Moses-Wood. One of the prettiest weddings of the season was celebrated at the3 M. E. church South, at 10 o'clock Christmas morning, when Miss Lavina Clair Wood became the bride of Vi:tor P. Moses. The church was filled with guests when at the appointed time the bridal party entered, to the strains of a wedding march played by Miss Edna Finley. The ushers, Dell Alexander, Leonard Moses, Thomas Bilyeu and Mark Weather ford, advanced up the left aisle, fol lowed by Miss Mabel Wood, - the bridesmaid, who was winsome in a dainty costume of pink organdie over white. Following the brides maid came little Miss McCausland, flower girl, and behind her, the bride lovely, in her trailing gown of cream silk, with tulle veil, and carrying a shower bouquet of cream chrysanthemums. As she advan ced, the groom, accompanied by his best man, Ralph Pruett, pro ceeded up the right aisle, and the party met at the altar, where Rev. C. L. McCausland awaited them. The ceremony was simple and most impressive, and at its conclusion the bride and groom, followed by the bridesmaid, best man and ush ers, left the altar and proceeded to the carriages that took them to the Woods home, where a reception was held and a delicious wedding breakfast served to fifty relatives and friends. The church was beautifully dec orated with white and pink crepe paper, Oregon grape and mistletoe, and from a green arch above 'the -.14- 3 J 1 1J Z. 1 1 ' 1 ' 11 l-'V-' 1 UUUV.1 VTU1VU (.LAV- was performed. At the- consisting of cedar, holly and mis tletoe in the various rooms. At 1:20 p. m.. Mr. : and Mrs. Moses left for Portland and Seattle, on a wedding trip. . They will re side in Corvallis, in a newly built residence belonging to the groom.r Mr. Moses is the son of Rev. and Mrs. P. Ai Moses, and is well known and highly respected, be ing the clerk, of Benton county. The bride is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wood, one of Cor vallis highly respected families, and is an attractive young woman of excellent character. Many handsome and valuable presents attested the popularity of the newly wedded pair. A host of warm friends unite in good wishes and congratulations. One Dollar Saved Represents Teiv Dollars Earned. Trie average man Joes not save to exceed ten per cent, of his earnings. He must spend nine dollars in living expenses for every dollar saved. That being the case he can not be too careful about unnecessary ex penses. Very often a few cents properly in vested, like buying seeds for his garden, will save several dollars outlay later on. It is tbe same in buying Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It costa but a few cents, and a bottle of it in the house often saves a doctor's bill of several dollars. For sale by Grakam & Wortham. Biscuit Dlacine them at the mercy of the ed in the vicinity of Canemah.