ADVERTISERS Wilt rinUTliu Kvenlntr Now tlitt bt'wt ntiHlluui to roHcli' tlio point I not ItoHobui'ir. A wirio a-wnko publlcntlou tirliillnir all tho nowi that' fit to print THE WEATHER LOCAL FORECAST Cloudy and Colder Tonight , Sunday Fair. . - . VOL. I ROSEBURG, ..DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 100!). NO. IS TO IS CHKY THE HEIR? Defense in Famous Suit For Land Title Deny it. WAS KNOWN AS MILLER Chuuiuey First Discovered He Was a Heir to the Hose Estate Through a Jxtter Written Ity Atty, Jackson. The Chauncey suit which was filed In February Inst, and In which the plaintiffs lay claim to certain inter ests, as heirs or the Rose estate, to all that property tn the southern part of the city that comprises the original one-half of the Aaron Rose donation land claim, or that portion which It was alleged was the Individual prop erty of Sarah Hose, was brought to issue In the circuit court of Douglas county 'this, morning at 10 o'clock. Judge Geo. H. Burnett, of Salem, presided, since Judge Hamilton's re lationship to certain defendants In the action necessarily disqualified him from hearing the case. The case was brought to trial on amended complaint, and Attorney Jackson, for plaintiffs, stated that Sarah Rose, wife of Aaron Rose, died on Dec. 15, 18S6. That Rose and wife were the owners of a donation land claim of 820 acres; that the south half, less 14 acres that had been sold was the property of Sarah Hose. Following the death of Sarah Rose, deeds were obtained from all of her heirs to this property with ex ception of two children of a brother. From theses heirs no deeds were ev er obtained because of the fact that they could not be located. Prior to the death of Aaron Rose he gave deeds to this property as It was sold in lota and block and never recog nized the Interests of the two heirs, which practically amounted to three thirtyfifths of the estate. Attorney Rice, for the defendants, briefly outlined the reply by denying tho whole claim set up by the plain tiffs, and stating that they denied that Chauncey was a rightful or le gal heir; denied that the plaintiff, Chauncey, was. a son of Warren Chauncey or a nephew of Mrs. Sarah Rose; denied that plaintiff had now, or ever had, any Interest, right or title to any portion of the estate of Sarah Rose or of the defendants In the action, and that the defendants In the case would establish the fact that following his wife's death Aaron Rose had secured deeds from I each and every heir of the estate. i Following this wholesale denial THANKFULNESS Men who've been buying their Clothes of us find ample reason for thankfulness when they com pare their personal appearance with that of most men wearing ready-made Clothing. Buy your Thanksgiving suit here and you too will have reason to be thankful. A heavy shipment of Stylish Suits and overcoats just received. Mr. Chauncey was placed on the stand and told the story of his claim to a part of the estate. Witness testified that he first heard of the case, and the knowledge of his In terests, through a letter by Attorney Jackson to the U. S. pension depart ment; he alleged that he knew he had an Aunt Sarah Rose, and that the had moved to Oregon, but fur ther than that he lost all trace of her, but that he cuino to Roseburg just as soon as he had received the letters from Mr. Jackson. On cross examination by Attorney Dexter Rice lor the defense, plain tiff was asked why he had lived In California for 30 vears under the name of Geo. Miller, and if it was not because he had- once killed ai man In Montana in a quarrel overj a mining claim, and If he, Chauncey, had not, In substance, so told Albert Abraham and Thos. Cobb? The witness refused to answer this question, and the court was re quested to require an answer. The court ruled that since it was a ques tion which might Involve the wit ness, or was incriminating in its na ture, ho would not require an ans wer, but that the refusal of Mr. Chauncey to reply would be consider ed by the court In arriving at a de cision Counsei for defense further Intro duced evidence to show that until about two years ago, wnen unauncey applied for a pension under that name, he had been known as Miller. At 2:30 this ufternoon Mr. Chaun cey was excused from further testimony.- With exception of the matter relating to his past the plaintiff made good In his statements, and main tained his ground under rigid cross examination Two other witnesses for plaintiff were placed on the stand to develop some minor claim, and as we go to presB Mi. John Chauncey, of Michi gan, a brother of the plaintiff, Is test ifying regarding family history. Wit ness staled he is 70 years old today, a native of Illinois, and an old sol d i er, having served f ou r yea rs and four months and Identified plaintiff as his brother. DR. COOK'S DATA GOES COPENHAGEN (Special to The Evening News.) NEW YORK, Nov. 22. The data by which Dr. Cook hopes to prove that he is the original discoverer of the North Pole will be taken aooard the liner United States Thanksgiv ing day for Denmaik, where It will be passed upon by the faculity of the University of Copenhagen. While making the trip It will be locked In the ship's strong box. Walter Lons dale. Dr. Cook's private secretaVy, ac companies the data, and states that it consists of 50.000 words. "Junk," a book to stagger sorrow; 60c at Roseburg Book Store. tf AMERICANS HAVE REIGN OF TERROR (Special to The Evening News) RLVEFIKLDS, Nlearaqua, Nov.22. A travelling salesman represent ing American houses was Imprisoned by order of Zelaya. It is estimated there are no less than twenty in prison. A. W. Malcomson, of New Orleans, wired his firm from Costa Rica that he had just escaped from jail. It Is said hundreds of Americans are held lor sympathizing with Estrada. NO ALUM IN HIS BREAKFAST BREAD (Special to The Evening NewB.) BOISU CITY, Idaho, Nov. 22. State Dairy and Food Inspector Jas, H. Walllfc, of Idaho, has Issued a statement that his department Is not "booking one brand of goods to the detriment of another." It appears that a controversy has arisen among the baking povder manufacturers a to tho relative desirability of alum and cream or tartar, as the basis for their product. Some have sought to make Inspector Wallls the champion of one of them. He denies the ac cusation emphatically and declares that all his denartment asks Is that manufacturers "label their goods, in a proper manner and that they do not adulterate them;" COAL EXPERT IS VERY POOR WITNESS (Speclnl to The Evening Newel SEATl.E, Wash., Nov 22 Andrew Kenny, a coal expert of the land of fice, resumed the stand today in the Cunningham case. He admitted there might have been openings on some claims discovered by him. His testimony was uninteresting. ASTOR CANNOT BE TRACED BY WIRELESS (Special to Tho Evening News) TAMPA, Fla , Nov. 22. A wire less from San Juan today says that tho Astor yacht Is not In that part, but failed to state if It had been i here. NEW YORK, Nov. 22. Despite the wireless message from a steamer at Cliracas which reported Astor safe at San Juan harbor Nov. 15, the search for Astor Is heinir continued. GENERAL FIGHT FIFTY MEN IN IT (Special to The Evening News) MOBILE. Ala.. Nov. 22. Nellie Nelson, of Barnsville, refused to dance wllh Wesley McKenzle and for t this reason Bob Pierce shot Mark I McKenzle dead, and John Farley, I Walter Pierce. John Pierce and Fred and Walter McKenzle are seriously I injured. When Nellie refused the I dance MeKeuzle made a slighting ro- mark. The girl Informeed the broth er, when a general fight began in which thirty persons were Involved. Pierces head was crushed with a club and McKenzie was shot through the heart. REAL ESTATE MEN IN SELF DEFENSE (Special to The Evening News.) SEATTLE, Waal. Nov. 22. Un hcrupuloua promote, s in every field spoil many legitimate undertakings and In no line are the distressing ef fects felt more than among real estate men. Recognizing the fact, the or ganizer realty dealers of Seattle have decided to, take a stand against those agencies that hnve made capital by nilsrenresen tat ions. A committee has been appointed to investigate the methods of advei Using of certain op erators and It la reported that some of their details are to be laid before the coming session of. the King coun ty grand jury. This step will have a clarifying effect upon the atmosphere hat will be felt all over the North west, lor there Is no denying that some newcomers have been "bunked" by taking for granted, without In vestigation, the alluring Inducements offered In ninny quarters. The re sult is bound to cause dissatisfaction sooner or later and .the man who suf fers gives u black-eye to the whole fcectiou. The -opportunities with the laud are so bright in the Northwest, that there Is no occasion for nilsrep restitutions uud no extenuation un der any circumstances. PROPERTY OWNERS , . IF FEMALES VOTE (Special to The Evening News) SEATTLE. Wash., Nov. 22.- !n furtherance of their 'umpnlgn for suffrage in Washington, organized women of Seattle are planning lo make a good showing at the coming school election in December. Regis tration Is going for waul quietly and they predict a surprising showing when the vote is counted. At the gen eral olection ueyt year, the consti tutional amendment, uuthrolzing for suhnihslou to the voters, for an ex tension oi' tho suffrage to all women, will be an important issue and an active fight is lo be made for It by the Washington Equal Suffrage Ak Boclatlon, which has issued the sec ond number (if "Votes for Women", a moulhly publication. SHIPWRECK SEA . NONE DROWNED (Special to The Evening News) LOS ANGKLMS, Nov. 22. One hundred and fourteen passengers and seamen from the lll-faled steamship SI. Croix, a doen suffering painful Injuries, and many worse from a fearful irbjht's exposure to the wind swept sand duns of Mallbu beach, are sale in this city after a thrilling escape from a lire that, left t he ship a twisted hulk. That, scores escaped without loss of lite is regarded as al most a miracle by refugees that, ex perienced the hurried diseinbarkment from the doomed ship. From t lie shore, huddled around tires of drift wood, they watched flames from fhe vessel tf) t he waters edge. Careiil roll call accounted for every soul ou board of the St. Croix. OTIII(i DEFINITE, From wire information re- reived from Portland this after- noon It Is learned 1 hat Kuett- nr and Haas have made no do- finite plans regarding the Coos Hay and Inland Electric Rail- way, to date notwithstanding re- ports to tin contrary. It was re- ported in town Saturday that the promoters had left Portland .for Marshfield with a crew of surveyors and ample supplies, but such information could not be substantiated at Portland, the headquarters of the promoters. F. E. Alley, who is at Portland at present, Intends to invest!- gate the intentions of the com- pany thoroughly that the public may learn regarding its dter- ininatlon. DANCEH NOTICE DANCES Notice y hereby given that on and after Saturday, November 20, 1J(i9, the dances given at the Armory Hall f will be conducted by Prof. w. F. Williams. Social dances every Satur day niyht from 9:30 to 12 o'clock. Dancing lesions will be given from 7 to 9:30 same eveulng on any of the following dances: Waltz, Two Step, Three-Step, Jtyo Waltz. Schot-1 tlsche, Newport, var Souvlnna and Barn Dance. i All those coming Into the class on I November 20, and not later than No- vein her 27, will he given a full term I of 12 lessons on any of the above j dances for only $5.00. After Novem-1 ber 27 the full rate of $9.00 a term) will be charged. Prlvato lessons given i by appointment at the hall or at your own homes. We guarantee or money j refunded. DIES AT UOttiK. A message was received hero this morning to the effect t hut Enos DLxou, for t he past fifty years a resident of Douglas county, had died suddenly at Boise, Idaho, death resulting from a stroke of paralysis. Tho deceased was G5 yeara of ago and was one of tho best known residents In this section. He Uunes two brothers, R. V. and J. R, Dixon, and three sisters, Mrs. K. H. Ryan and Mrs. Sarah Shaver, of Portland, and Mrs. Khondes, of Missouri, to mourn'' his sad demise. The remains will he shipped to this city for Iuter-4 ment. Funeral announcement will be made luter. , I A GREAT STORM IN WEST INDIES (Speclnl to- Tho Evening News) CAPE H AYTEN. Haytl, Nov. 22. Many bodies of victims drowned and otherwise killed in the terrific storm which swept over the West Indies November 21, are being washed down the Yaqul river out to sea. Ac cording to Monte Christe reports the Hople are destitute wherever the storm ravaged tho country, and are suffering Intensely. HAMILTON'S CASE , SET FOR TOMORROW (Speclul to Tho Evening Nows) Ol.MPIA, Wash., Nnv. 22. TIlO At torneys for the Htnlo appeared 111 the Supremo Court tlilB ninrnlni; und ask ed that the date of tho heniiuK for application of former Adtlltant Gener al Hamilton for writ of habeas cor pus he set for tomorrow. . Instead of lJecember 5. The order was made lu order to prevent further delay of the Irlul. BRUTE MURDERER IN ELECTRICAL CHAIR (Special to The Evening News) j AUB Fit N, N. Y., Nov. 22. Theo-j (lore Rez.o, the confesod slayer of, Teresa Percohla and Feddlo Infer-1 sino was sent lo tho electric chair j at ti: 1 f tills morning. The crime was an extremely brutal one, the vie-j tiiiiH being children of two Illicit men I against whom the murderer held tt grudge. I VESSEL ASHORE NEAR TO TELLER (Special to Tho Evening News) NOME, Alaska, Nov. 22. The schooner Duxbury was caught lu an ice Hoe at the port (tf Clarence Hay. The reports say the vessel was forced: ashore opposite 'teller, when the crew readied the shore on tho Ice and es caped. promiseFtVmary backed down (Special to Tho KvenlnK News) AIHl'll.V, ( al., Nov. 22. Alum Hell, the slayer of Joe Amies, her lover, took.lho stand today person' ally ill a hallo for life and freedom Her direct statement or the case Is quite IciiKthly uud was coultncd to the main fuels. The defense Is that Arnics promised to marry her, and then refused lo do so. Itl.AI, KSTTi; Tlt.lNSFICItS Oregon Idaho Company to Chas. A. Hec ker. K'4 of I he W 14 of Sec. :o. lets 1 and 2; Hie KVi of the HW'a and the S Vi of Sec. 31.; the W'jor the SW'J and the 8ft Vi of SW of Sw. T, ill! lu ip. Ai, S. It. 0 W. ol W. M. Consideration JlX.e'lU. Oregon Idaho Co. to (leo. N. Kes lel sol. the N'lJ, the NK ', of the SI-: t, and the NWV, of the SlCVi, of :P1, tp. H. It. 7 W contaln- Im; aliout 4(10 acres. Consideration 01)0. J. (!. I'look to Mary K. Ilouck. all ot lots :i, 4. n. 8, II, and 10 In hlk. 2, Waito'H addition lo the city ot ltoHchur?. Consideration JI0 Knto T. McWIIIIiims lo Chester W. Hopkins, certain lund all situated In Douglas county. Consideration $10. Hoping to Save More of the Imprisoned Miners CLOTHING IS FOUND Hope Is Entertained That More Men A iv A live Tearing Down of The Barrier Begins Today, (Special to The Evening NewB.J CHERRY, Nov. 22. Fit y volun teers today are wurking lu an effort to tour down barriers behind which it Is believed Boveuty or more Bur vlvors are imprisoned, There Is additional hope that thoro are more men alive lu the last tun nel. This was received this after noon when the rescuers broke through a wall of earth and found tools and clothing of miners piled in n heap. There were no dinner palls, it Is believed that an outbreak caus ed the men to retreat In the tunnel. , The resellers believe thoy will find living men behind the masses of earth. . : HERMANN TRIAL SET JANUARY 10 PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 22.- It wan practically agreed lu the federal court today before Judge Bean that Bin der Hermann's trial will begin Jan uary 10th. This date was set ten tatively by the court ufler discussion botween Jieney and McCourt. VOli GENERAL LEVY Drain Noitpnriel Admires Ryan's Htiuid. The proper modo for making a road levy for a comity. Is by gen-, erul levy. Commissioner Ryun baa the correct. Idea as to tho levy, though he may be a Utile too high In his figures. A jump from 2.0ft (ax to 5 mills is a big jump in one year, hut . is far better than a retrograde move ment back to 2 mills. One Ib In the line ol progress, while the other is returning lo the Idea of primitive times. Fvery where throughout the Stale through tho Development Lea gues better roads Is the cry all along the line. Wo want bettor roads In Douglas county. Not only those lend ing Into Roseburg, but such roads as. will enable farmers to get to the city other tli.iu through the cow paths where you have to let down the bars to get through. Aeflve road work gives employment lo Idle hands, and distributes money to all parts of the count j . What, Is better than to une the taxes paid upon the farms Into a redistribution or return to the bund that gave It? It is the essence of banking In another form, and the essence of common sense. All taxa tion should ho made for the good of the whole, and not alone for the ben efit of the office holders and politi cians. A straw vote Is not the final settlement of the matter, but rather a test ol hat the people want. Let us have a new deal lu tho January meeting. LETTER LIST. The following letterH remain un called for In the HoHehui'K poHtofliee, helliK advertised Novemher 22. 11)011. It. C. Illalr. John llludson, liu ftene Mowers, lien HroillllKel, I. If. Crocker, II. Kraucls, II. IIcuiijiIich, Win. KlriK (2), MIhs Oladvs Kurges, loe (I. I.andess, Will .Moore. Mrs. .M. .Mooer, Oliver OliHorti, Mrs. I.otllo Phillips, I. Peine, win. Ituonay, J. K. Hnyiler, Kimiest Hmlih, Mrs. Klslo Stone, Mrs. S. Suodn'ims, Itev. It. W. Turner, Air. Tenner, Win, Taverner, .1. S. Wiley, T. .1. Woodiey. lu cailliiK for the almve letters pleise state date advertised. . C. W. PAKK3, Postmaster. Hi: ft .MANN (Jt.WI) HAM, phi.i.; WALTZ On Thanksi-lvlm; Kve, November 24. 1!KI!I. nl th Arninrv Il.ll IburK, OrcKon. (liven hy the Ilose- iiiiik iircnesun or in pieces under direction of Prof. W. P. Williams. llO.Ou In prizes K'ven nway to best lady ami gentleman dancer. A l!OOli tlllif to nil VL-Uti nllnn.t Come and Hee the prize waltz. Dunclnt; iroin a p. in. til i. n. m. Tickets Jl.0'1 a couple. Spectators 25 cents. IXSl'HK NOW. Insure your property In tho Ore Ron Klre Relief; AHSorliitlon, (Mo Mlnnvlllo.) Old ami tried, cheapest and heat. See, Bonnie Uucbnuan, In Abraham Imlldlni;. Iir. ri)ron K. Miller, of Portland, Is hi '.he rltv looking nfler his hold- , Iiiim at (laid. n Valley. Mr. Miller j recently purchased 100 acres of choice land from W. C. Hardline nnl I expects to set the h.huo out to fruit in uiu near luiurn. Nothing l too good for the Ilrlsh, neither Is cement culverts too good for the county. Use tho beBt, as It Is the choapest In tho Ion run. Hoc Pat. t.