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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1909.
A Horrible Story Ticked Over
v Wires Last Night
WAS DECIDLY WRONG
Coroner Gives Consent to Exclti-d
People, and Mrs. llohlrege Was
Found to Have Ileen Dead
W hen Hurled.
TILLAMOOK, Nov. 30. Believing
that the woman, though burled, is
still alive, 200 irate citizens, headed
by the sheriff, marched on the local
cemetery here tonight bent on ex
huming the body of Mrs. L. . Hold
rege, one of the victims of the Ill-fated
Argo, caught In the recent storm
off this coast.
Mrs. Holdrege was buried this uf
ternoon, and owing to the fact that
the body was highly colored and the
limbs wero limp when the body was
laid away, ihe case appears to many
as though this woman had been bur
The coroner, who gave the permit
for burial, declared life was extinct
or he would not have issued the cer
tificate, but he had no objection to
exhuming the body, he said.
So at a late hour tonignt, the 200
citizens, aroused over thb methods
taken in the burial, are at work tak
ing the body of Mrs. Holdrege from
hJfc grave, believing that she was bur
' (Special to The Evening News)
TILLAMOOK, Dec. 1,. That Mrs.
L. A. Holdrege, the victim of the Ar
go, was not buried Elive, the fact was
made certain last night when repre
sentative citizens of Tillamook visited
the grave nt 2 o'clock this morning,
and by th light of candles and lan
terns exhumed the body.
At the funeral yesterday many
comments were made about the ap
pearance of the woman. Her cheeks
were flushed, and her ears colored
as though alive.
Last night the people of the town
congregated In the streets and ex
citement ran high.
The coroner of the Bay City Issuing
the death certificate, although pos
itive tiie woman was dead gave his
consent to exhume the ' body. The
husband of the dead woman also con
sented. At two o'clock this morning the
Of Style and Quality
A large percentage
of centering their juvenile
your first visit.
party roachtd tho cemetery and the
oodv was exhumed and sutmMtied
to the first test of carbolic ft'ld. This
failed to dlcolor the flesh, and showed
that life was extinct. Then an Incision
was made In the breast, but not a
speck of blood Issued from the inci
sion, showing that circulation had
stopped. The body was then relower
ed and the grave filled up.
ARE ON A STRIKE
ST. PAUL, Dec. l. After 15 days
of negotiation between the Switch
men s Union of Aor.tli America and
the joint committee of railroad man
agers, representing 1 3 railroads of
tl.o Northwest, a strike involving
2300 switchmen became effective at
6 o'clock tonight.
Tho men are employed by railroads
running north and wett of St. Paul
from Lake Superior to the Pacific
Coast, and, unless speedily settled,
the strike will mean a serious inter
ruption to the traffic.
The first effect of the strike was a
sharp bulge in the price of wheat In
the Chicago grain market late today.
Roads entering the Twin Cities and
Duluth and Superior are largely grain
carriers from the West.
(Special to The Evening News) ,
"SACRAMENTO. Dec. 1. Gus Sir
tin, wanted at FnyeUevUlo, Arkan
sas. He Is charged with murdering
an elderly woman for her-life savings
in Sherman, Texas, and for another
murder Incident and a $5000 dia
mond robbery, hnnged himself In his
cell here earK' today. He also bad
sawed open his wrist with pieces of
IN STATE MONTANA
(Special to The Evening Nev s ;
HELENA, Deo. 1. There Is no
change In the swithchmen's strike in
Montana. At Laurel all the men walk
ed out of Northern Pacific yards and
likewise out of the Great" Northern
yards at Great Kalis. Only two men
quit here on account of the switch
men alflliating with the order of Rail
of the mothers of Roseburg have learned the advisability
buying at Josephson's. You'll follow their example after
(STRIKE IS TO EXTEND BEnERTRAINSERVICEi
And Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen to be Called Out
SEVERAL THOUSAND MEN
J n the Order urn Complete Truffle
Demoralization Is Looked For if
They Step in With the
(Special to Tho Evening News)
ST. PAUL, Dec. 1. It Is reported
today that the leaders of the Brother
hood of the Railway Trainmen, with
a membership of several thousand
are contemplating joining the dissat
isfied switchmen, whose stylkc has re
sulted in tying up tho freight traffic
on more than a dozen roads that pen
etrate the Northern Slates, the Miss
issippi Valley and the Pacific North
west. Reports from Missoula and other
Montana points Indicates that the
members of the brotherhood in that
section favor a walkout. Should these
men Join the strikers a complete
traffic demoralization will probably
be the result. A meeting of tho Mis
soula branch of that order to discuss
the situntlon was called for today.
The situation in this city fs appar
ently nnrhaneod. each side of the
controversy claiming to have the urf-
per hand and anticipate victory.
THE ROADS TIED UP
IN OLD WASHINGTON
(Special to The Evening News)
TACOMA, Dec. 1. The Northern
Pacific and the Great Northern Rail
way cars are almost completely tied
up today, through the general strike
of the switchmen on the lines ex
tending from St. Paul west. On the
Northern Pacific 105 switchmen are
out, and nearly every wheel is conse
quently stopped. Passenger trains
a re being operated, but relght traffic
Is at a standstill.
Have yon seen that special couch
we have on sale. You'll miss it If
you don't; a natural rest will do you
good stretch out. Rice & Rice, tf
We make a specialty of
Boys' Clothing. We cater to the
tastes of the little man, and we
please the proud mother in sup
plying good, service-giving gar
ments. Handsome, manly little suits
that carry with them a guar
antee of protection from the
cold, and at the same time have
a snappy appearance.
The fabrics are of the latest
and most dependable weaves.
In colorings and patterns the
assortment is exceptionally large
For Roseburg Promised in the
CONFER WITH O'BRIEN
Nothing Definite Decide Relative to
n Xew DriKt Additional Jlerths
Secured From Husel-urt to
With tho definite promise from J.
P. O'Brien, general manager of the
Harrlmnn lines in the Northwest, that
Roseburg's wants shall be attended
to In the 1910 budget of the Southern
Pacific, a committee of Roseburg bus
iness men met iu Portland yesterday
and will return to the Umpqua Val
ley metropolis tonight, says today's
In addition to these promised ben
efits, William McMi'ray, general pas
senger agent, for the Bnme road,
agreed that, beginning today, three
sections will be reserved In the South
ern Pacific night train from Roseburg,
in place of the Btngle section that has
proved inadequate in the recent past.
Travelers to Portland from RoBoburg
have been forced to forego the de
lights of a Pullman sleeping berth
by reason of all reservations having
been taken up at San Francisco and
other points en route to Portland,
with the exception of twe berths al
ways retained on the trnin for the
Roseburg-Porttand traffic. The re
tention of six berths for sale at Rose
burg will relieve the congestion no
ticeably, it Is said.
The committee visiting Portland
consisted of Frank E. Alley, attorimv;
J. H. Booth, banker; W. C. Harding,
real estate man. All are mem here of
the Roseburg Commercial Club. The
committee spent considerable time
yesterday in its visit to tho Southern
Pacific oluci'S and will take much t j
day at the Commercial Club.
LET OUT OF JAIL
TOLD TO LEAVE TOWN
(Special to The Evening News.)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1. Fred
Brokaw, a youth, who was jailed for
securing various sums of money from
local dealers by posing as a son of a
wealthy Tacoma grain dealer, will
be releaied from jail tomorrow and
requested to leave the town, accord
ing to Police Chief Dishmnn.
(Special to The Evening News.)
SOUTH I1BNI), Wash., Dec. 1.
The gunboat Princeton, enrouto from
P u get Sound Navy Yards to Nlcara
guan waters fo assist In protecting
American Interests, Is lying at anchor
In the lower hay, the result of being
disabled off the coast Monday night.
Just In what manner the warship was
disabled has not been learned.
MIX-UP AT Kt'tiKXE
Former Itospliuru Hoy Mildly Itcuten
at Ktigcnr by OHIerr.
A fight between Night Pollronian
Charles W. Evans and Hardy Howard
In front of the Eugene Gnu Com
pany's store on Willamette street lust
evening ' shortly after 7 o'clock at
tracted a larg crowd and created
soino excitement. Evans chewed one
of Howard n hand up pretty badly
and scratched his face up so that the
blood flowed freely.
The cause of Hie trouble, accord
ing to EvatiH, Is that a week or so ago
Howard insulted Evans' wife while
she was buying a pair of gaiters In
the store where Howard was employ
ed. Sho rest'iitcd the insult and h'ft
the store, going home and telling her
husband. Evans had OlHcr Purdy
cite Howard to appear In tho police
court on the charge of assault, and
Evans there gave him the choice of
pleading guiliy or taking a thrash
ing. H refused to plead guilty, and
Evans told him the next time ho saw
him on th street ho wmilil sell le
with him. Evans did not Hfo him un
til last night, and proceeded to carry
out his threat.
To a Guard reporter today Mr.
Howard noser ted post lively that he
did not liiHiilt Mrs. Evans, and that,
other cuntomnrs were present when
ho waited on her; that fche did not In
timate that Hhe wns offended by any
thing that had transpired. He furlhei
aserts that he was aHHanlted without
warning and from behind, whfle en- j
gaged in conversation with another
gentleman. Mr. Howard has been a
reldent of Eugene for a numl er ol
vears, and has always borne, an excel
lent reputation. His friends are In
dignant over the affair and are de
manding Evans' removal froni the
After the fight Evans appeared In
the Justice court, pleaded guilty to
the charge of assault and battery,
and paid a fine of $10.
Howard bear an enviable reputa
tion In Hoseburg for gentlemanly
conduct and correct manners. Hero
he has a host of friends and no ene
mies, won by long acquaintance, and
they do not believe that he insulted
the woman by thought or deed. The
News is of the same opinion.
CHINAMAN TO HANG
(Speclnl to Tho Evening News)
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1. In the
custody of Serguant Geo. McMahon,
Louis Willis, a young Chlnose, was
taken to Sun Qiientln today 'to pny
the extreme penalty for murdering
his slop-mother near San Louis Ohis
po, August 17.
BIDS NOT KNOWN.
YET FOR BIG FIGHT
(Speclnl to The Evening News)
' NEW YORK, Doc. 1. The opening
of the bids for the Jeffries-Johnson
fight, scheduled to take place this
morning at Ilouoken, wns postponed
until this afternoon to allow Promo
ter Cranoy, of Shu Francisco time to
communicate with his backers. Pro
moter Colt roth said he had not mnde
his bid yet, but would make one just
ueiore closing tune.
(Special to The Evening News.)
TACOMA, Dec 1. A fire, suppc
edly of incendiary origin, this ninin
Ing destroyed the Immense warehouse
of tho John B. Stevens Co., containing
an immense supply of liny and grain
Tho loss Is estimated at J 150,000.
THE HOUSE OF LORDS
SEALS ITS OWN DOOM
(Special to The Evening News)
LONDON, Dec. 1. Tho feeling
here today Is prevalent that the
House of Lords by the budget rejec
tion sealed Its own doom. Parliment
went into session today for dissolu
tion. liOCAL NEWS.
Mrs. Forester Is 111 at her homo In
Hendquarters for Holiday goods
Is at the Roseburg Hook Btoro. tf.
William Kent, of Dillard, was u
business vibitor In the city yesterday,
St. TlegiB Indian baskets. 5 cents
and up, at tho Uoseburg Hook Store.tf
V. C. Powell, of Oakland, was
visitor In the city for a few hours
L A. Dean, the rmiMe man, went
to Oakland this afternoon to look af
ter business m utters.
One lone drunk was taken In by
the local officers this afternoon. He
will be arraigned boiore Clly Record
er Omilt tomorrow morning.
For Men. There Is no boter shoo
made than tho celebrated "J. K,
Tilt." which is to be found at the
Mlllikln Shoe Store. And for heavy
wear there Is nothing equal to the
United Workman Shoe." dt-f.
THEJ EQUIPMENT IS
HALF THE BATHE
LOTS of TROUBLE
ta Ihl world la canscd by poor conk
lt4 The first remedy for poor cooking
la ta del the rlrfht coublnrf nUaalla. Uu
IMPROVE YOUI COOKINq.
Quirttr Cup aod Third Cup
Know You're RIBHT.
FAVORITE CAKE SPOON.
MIxm battr mwIt anil mom thoroujjMjr
than u wilid wwn Hav-n work anil time, li t
all rlitlit foritirrinff mushM txiUiUwa or Ut
iitK out bulled t'Ktfi or fcgeiabft.
IMPBOVED PERFECTION TINS.
Th only tin. Us nan If yrm want prfact c
tho ljf raovau " will not leak baiter.
M9 hmvm mmmr otbmr
tlp-M-OaM aUKhaa lauwov
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Mother of Local Minister is
Left Vast Estate
SON TO GO EAST
Henry Oliver, 1'uNtor of I ho Local
AilventlHt Church, Will Journey
Knflt in tho Interest of His '
Honry W. Olivor, pastor of tho lo
cal Adventlst church, has received
word to the effect that his mother
Mrs. Mary Olivor, of Portland, has
fallen heir to a ono-Hlxth in tor eat In
tho estate of Henry Woodruff, a for
mer S u prom a Court Judge, of New
Jersey, who recently died leaving
money and property representing a
cash valuo of approximately $1,000,-000.-
As r-oon ns mat tore can bo arranged
saUsfnctorlly Henry Oliver, of this
city, will journey East to look after
the Interests of his motiior, who Is
old and Infirm and unablo to with
stand the trip.
Tho Portland Orogonlnn has the
following to say regarding tho Inci
dent In a Walla Walla. Washington,
B. 8. Wood ii IT nnd Mrs. Florence
Campbell, of this city, received word
from Newark, N. J., this afternoon
that they and six other brothers had
fallen hoirs to a million dollar for
tune of their Undo Honry Woodruff,
a former Su promt Oojrt J.idge of
Besides tho two Walla Wallans,
Mrs. Jennie Warren, of Spokane, and
Mrs. Mary Olivor, of Portland, also
one sister living In Port Town send
como In for one-sixth of tho estate,
which is now worth moro than a mil
lion. The undo dlod about 40 years ago.
Ho lort his fort nno to his brothers,
Absnlom and William Woodruff, with
tho provision that it be not disturb
ed until all of Absalom Woodruff's
heirs wero dead. Huth brothers died
without sharing tholr brother's inon
oy. Absalom Woodruff's Inst heir dlod
In New Jersey a month ngo and since
then the administrator has been hunt
ing for William's children. Mrs. War
ren and H. S. Woodruff lenvo this
week for the East to bo present at the
J. L. Cnmpboll, of Olendalo, has
been appoluted notary public by Gov
AT THE STAR
Dr. CooK's Return to
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At the Novelty
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Th enamel ia jnat aa good as the
baae and a eteel bam la the boat.
Try it, and 7 oar kitchen tronblea
will end, aa far aa good kottlea,
tew-pana, cullendein, platea are
Then buy your groceries where
you can get the beat and the moat
for your money.
Where they have those
good things to eat