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About The evening news. (Roseburg, Douglas County, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1909)
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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON1, THUR.3D.VY,. DECEMBER 10, 19011.
Found Guilty on Perjured
Evidence of Thief
MAN OF INFLUENCE
An Innocent Man Serves Eighteen
Mouths in IVii Ut'h'uwd Throe
Months Afio Kaitl to Have
llit'ii Falsely Imprisoned
(Special to The Evening News.)
VANCOUVER, B. C, Dec. 16.
Two yenrs ago two firemen for the
British Columbia Electric Company,
now known by the names of May nurd
p.nd Sneiman, were arrested on the
charge of pudding the pay rolls of
the concern by using the names of
dead men, i.nd in this way secured
thousands of collars. Both men were
arrested when the fraud was dis
covered, duI pending trial gave bonds
for their appeamnco which they for
feited and skipped out to parts un
known. Before disappearing from the
public knowledgH, however, Maynard
mp.de an alleged confession in which
he Implicated James Milne, at the
time superintendent of the electric
company. Although Milne was a
man of largo private fortune and
faultless character, having always
ttood ahevo reproach in tnis city, he
was arrested on the charge made by
Maynard, tried, and found guilty,
then sentenced to eighteen months
In the penitentiary at hard labor
Milne was defeated in all subsequent
attempts to prove his Innocence and
was remanded to prison where he
served his time which expired only
t h reo mont hs ago. Yesterday, M ay
nard, who only knew of Milne's in
nocence, appeared upon the scene.
Whether he imagined the case was
outlawed, or thought that since the
hond mid neon forfeited ana mat
the public had lost interest in the
matter to the extent, at least that
he would not be bothered, fs not
"known. At any rate he was promptly
put under arrest. To the oflicials nt
the prison Maynard made another
confession in which he alleges that
Milne was innocent of .he charge
that was brought against him in the
former confession nearly two years
ago, but that the whole story was
trumped up in order to save himself
wide experience in creamery matters,
takes infinite care with the product
turned out, and consumers may know
that wiK'ii they use Douplas County
Creamery stuff that it is gilt edge
and first prize goods. This Institution
also won first premium on Its pro
ducts at the Association meeting last
year. Following is a copy of Mr.
Salem, Oregon. December 13, '09.
Douglas County Creamery,
Enclosed is receipt for your mem
bership, also order on Monroe & C ri
sen for five barrels ot salt, won as
first premium for creamery butter.
I wish to congratHlote your Mr. Wll
lett on his success in winning first
premium on creamery butter. This,
I believe, makes the second consecu
tive season, and certainly speaks vol
umes for his ability.
Yours very truly.
- ARE IN BAD BOX
lit n w id
SilVer in the Vault Was Left
tugs Bank by tho llnnk of Drain and
could not be found when culled for.
T ho Drain people &tnrted a warm
trail nnd the missing securities wore
llnally discovered whore they were
said to have been mislaid. Judge
HronouRh held Hint Devlin was not
liable personally and as receiver lu
was gratuitous bailee, liable only for
gross negligence, which was. not
charged In the complaint.
MADE GOOD ESCAPE
Smashed the Lock With Sledge nnd
Forced An Ki it rai ice to the
Vault Took 7 and
$10 (Jold lleivs.
lIOSEIiriEG AGAINST THE WOULD
IhuighiH County Creamery Wins First
Prize on Butter Product.
The Dougtas County Creamery,
Miss Echo Gaddls, manager, has re
ceived word from Mr. Carl Ahrams.
secretary of the Oregcn Dairymen's
Association tint the butter entered
in competition at the recent meeting
of the Association in Portland, had
taken the highest score and therefore
been awarded first premium for ex
cellence of the exhibit. This an
nouncement is certainly very gratify
ing to the creamery. people, and very
many people throughout the county
will take pardor-able pride In this
last achievement of the Douglas
County Creamery, and it surely ought
to settle tho- question of where the
best butter comes from. Mr Wllbt,
the gentleman in charge of the man
nfactt'rlng department, Is a man of
(Special to The Fvenlng News)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. Zelaya's
forces are cornered at Rama by the
revolutionists under Estrada, and are
In a bad perdlcament. Advices COn
om in r tlio hit t If tf vratprilnV .ire
not complete, but it is believed that i
the revolutionary army has won a
decisive victory. Commander Ship
ley, of the cruiser Des Moines, report
ed to the navy department from
Bluefilds this morning that the rev
olutionists have received still an
other shipment of automatic rapid
flre guns aid a vast amount of am
unition. This equipment has been
waited for for a long time, and now
the trops are in readiness for battle,
and from this time Estrada will push
WITH 700 MARINES
(Special to Tho Evening News.
1 PHILADELPHIA. Dec 16. The
army transport, "Prairie," with 700
marines aboard, sailed for Colon to
day, but where her destination may
be after sho reaches that port is not
known. It is presumed, however, that
she will ha held in readiness to take
a hand in the Nicaragua trouble
should conditions there become such
as to make It necessary for this gov
ernment to settle the mix-up.
(Special to Tho Evening News)
FRESNO, Cnl.. Dec. 16. The
First National Dank, of Exter, Tul
are county, was broken into by three
daring cracksmen ot an early hour
this. morning, who deliberately broke
the combination leek of the vault
with a sledge hammer, opened the
door and gathered up $6,000 in gold
and made good their escape. En
trance to the bank was gained thru
a side window which was pried open.
The robbers first visited the tool
house at tho railroad shops from
which they took tho necessary Im
plements for forcing tho door of tho
vault. The money taken was all In
$5 and (10 gold pieces. A1 lot of sil
ver In the vault war untouched, as
apparently the robbers were not "sil
ver bugs" and did not want to be
hampered with a commodity that
weighed a whole lot too much com
pared to Its value. One sack, con
taining $600 jn gold was completely
overlooked In the Ijnsto of the men
to get sareiy away.
HI OREGON LAI1
rim. I. II' IIKC'KI.KY DEAD
Succumb to Dreaded Pneumonia
Funeral IM1 Tomorrow
WILL NOT FORGIVE
(Special to The Evening News.)
Indianapolis," Ind., Dec. 16. The
State Supreme Com t has declared
the county local option law to be
constitutional. Two judges gave dis
delinquent this evenins and bear six
per cent interest until paid.
Mrs. Applegato, of Drain, returned
home this afternoon after a week's
vibit at the home of Mr. and Mr. J.
H. Miller. In this city.
(Special to The Evening News.)
BRUSSELS. Dec. K. Several
times during the night King Leopold
fainted, and has been steadllv grow
ing weaker since his turn for the
worse yesterday. It ts felt that his
death will occur within a few hours.
The physicians In attendance on the
aged monarch have given out the
statement that the king Is a victim
of "progressive paralysis.'' Cardinal
Merek-r is using every means to per
suade Lepold to repent In his atti
tude toward his disowned daughters,
but thus far has been without suc
cess. Princesses Louise and Step
hane. who years ago Incurred the
displeasure of their despot father,
are anxiously awaiting for permis
sion to go to tbo bedside of the old
DR.MX BANK LOSES SI" IT. . . .
The Ctw Was Thrown Out of Court
. nt Portland Tuesday.
PORTLAND, Dec. U.--The suit of
tho bank of Drain against Thomas C.
Devlin personally and as receiver of
the Oregon Trust & Savings bank
for $750 damages sustained in the
search for $9,X00 worth of Tacoma
Home Telephone, bonds and $4,1)00
worth of stock reported by Devlin as
lost or stolen, was thrown out of the
circuit court Tuesday, when a de
murrer to the complaint was sustain
ed by the Presiding Judge Bronough.
The bonds nnd stock had been de
posited with tho Oregon Trust & Sav-
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Rose burg, Oregon
Phillip Berkley, aped 33 years,
and one of tho most prominent nnd
highly esteemed citizens of Oakland,
passed away shortly after 1 o'clock
this morning, death resulting from
the dreaded pneumonia of which dis
ease he had. suffered for nearly six
Tho deceased was born in tho vi
cinity of Eikton, but when a mere
lad accompanied his parents to Oak
land and where ho has since
resided. For the past nine years he
has conducted the Oakland Pharm
acy most successfully. Ho was at all
times courteous and refined and
through his pleasant disposition won
the highest esteem of those with
whom he chanced to mingle.
Asldo from a heartbroken mother,
Mrs. P. B. Berkley, he Is survived
by numerous dlsnnt reluMves, most
cf whoir. nre residents of Douglas
county. His passed away about a
He was a member of Lodge No.
326. 11. P. O. K., Roseburg; I. O. O.
I, Oakland, and the W. O. W.
The funeral will take place nt the
family homo at Oakland tomorrnw
afternoon nt 2:30 o'clock under tho
auspices of locnl lodgo, R, P. O. 10. In
terment will occur at the I. O. O. P.
It Is expected that quite a number
of Elks will attend, the deceased
having been held In the highest es
teem by his fellow lodgmen,
Michigan People Are Suing
For 160 Acres Each
NEW FEATURE IN SUIT
Act Icrn Sets Out That KnillApplUnnl
is Not mi Actual Hcsldcut Upon
Lands Hut Stands Heady lo
All members or local lodpre
of 101 kn nre requested to attend
the funeral of the lata Phillip
Heck ley which occurs at Oak
land at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon. Those KolnK from
Ihls city will leave on the after
noon northbound local which
leuves here nt 1:30 o'clock, and
return at 5:30 o'clock. By this
arrangement business men and
others will only he absent from
the city four hours. The services
wlli be held under the auspices
of tho Elks, of which tho de
ceased was a respected member.
andnrrSmte Say h,,,M ln
received permission from .lndoWol- U h " "' f tend
verton to Intervene as parties to the' v L .f"," ,by
milt wlw.roi.v tho iiii,i ,ta h m'v LnflTorly, -ns attorney for Intor-
throuuh Special Prosecutor Town
send, is uttcmptini; to vitiate and set
aside what fs known as the Oregon
& California land grant. -Most of the
last- complainants are residents of
Grand Itaplds and the country sur
rounding that city.
The suit was filed by Peter J. Dan
hof, of Grand ItapidH. an attorney
of long practice berore the bar of the
Statu of .Michigan., ln the complaint
Attorney Pnniiof raises a question
which heretofore has been entirely
eliminated from the case. Ho does
not allege that the 81 people whom
ho represents are actually residents
upon the lands affected by the grants
vei.oivenors, has been on behalf of
those persons who have become ac
tunl residents nnd hnve Improved the
lands heretofore grnnted by Congress,
and which wero ordored disposed ot
at $2.50 nn acre to actual settlors In
lott oZ not to exceed ItiO. acres.
(Special to The Evening; NewB)
WASHINGTON. Dec. 1(i. Knluvn
of congress of 1869 nnd 1370, but he has tendered his resignation to the
HEAT FOIl LANE SCHOOL
says that each and every one of them
is qualified to become nn entrymnn,
and that all have notified the Oregon
& California Iiallwny Company and
the Southern Pacific Company that
they stand ready to purclinse the
grnnted lands. In many Instances
the purchase price as designated In
the act of Congress. $2.r(t
has boon tendered and reused.
Information Is Sold. f
Nlcnrnguan CongresB. Information
does not stnte who will succeed him.
Hoard or Directors Will Take up the
Proposition at December .MivtiiiK
Captain Knatif.8 Is circulating a
petition today In hope of securing tho
nppoltilmcnt of special pullcemnn. He
offers to patrol Jackson street ill an
elllclent manner should the cltv ne
an acre, nt to ,my Mm j2o per month In ad
dition to what lie Is being paid by the
Ml (l.-n tl ,1 It a o i......... fn. .. f... ...!..
Pending a decision by the court has been on'the iob for quite a whlf '
The problem of steam for the
Lane School will he considered by
the Hoard of Directors at n meeting
to be held on December 27. Some
alterations and Improvements nre re
quired In the building, and the old
method of heating I ho rooms with
stoves Is most unsatififnetory. The
Hoard wants to get at this matter ad-,
visedly, and it is desired that the tax
payera nnd patrons of the school
meet with the Directors on the above
dale and give expression to their
several opinions in ibis Important
matter. The position of tho srhool
director is no "snap", as any one who
has "been there" will tell you, and
nny assistance you can extend your
Hoard In enabling them to deal with
affairs entrusted to them, will surely
he appreciated. Meet with the Hoard
at the appointed time and help them
to settle this question in a satisfact
ory manner. i
there appear to be many persons who
aro taking advantage of tho jltuntion
ns dealers ln Information concerning
Government lands. From Omaha, a.
circular has been sent out re-citing
the slory of the litlgath.n. bettors,
from Nebraska, South Dakota. 1111-1
nois, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota and!
a number of other states of tho con-r
troversy, and Indicate the writers de-i '
fdre to become resldnnts of Oregon,!
ns soon us tho provisions of the law
relating- to the land grants are con
Tb.o circulars for Omaha. Neb., 1
and at ltyisl one from a Portland spec
ulator advise that they will furnish
the number of lands which may he
settled upon for n fee ranging from
$fi() to $HM. according to the value
of the h'Hwateud selected. It Is In
timated that the only qualification
The case of .1. L. Watson vs. Gust
Guslniason. an action to recover cer
tain real -estate, is being tried before
a jury in Justice of the Peace John T.
lying's court tills afternoon.
LOST. Purse containing "monev and
gold ring. Finder leave at this of
I W iLh MAKK SITTINGS
Up to and Including Sunday, De
cember l!Hh, nnd have them fl n
lehed for Xmas. Cloudy watber
Is all sunshine at my Studio. Let
mo do your framing and save
. Hosebuig National I tun It llldg.
and would no doubt prove himself
equal to tho demands. His petition
Is being signed freely.
WANTED Six men for ditch work
In ICdenbowvr, Local labor prefer
red Apply to Winnie Gaddls, the
plumber, this evening. Must com
nience work tomorrow morning.
Phona main (1231
Olllce Phone Main 3209
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and Criminal) In all pur Is ot
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