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4 The Newi-Kevlew, Kaitburg, Ore.-Thur.., Oct. 13, 1 M9
YE OLDE ROSEBURG GROWTH
Organization Of Two Fire
Units, Coming Of Railroad,
Telegraph Are Recounted
(Ed. Note: Thin l the second
In i series of article! on early
Roseburg history by City Mana
ger M. W. Slandard.)
Bv M. W. SLAN'KARD
In presenting fact pertaining
to past activities of Roseburg
we mint remember that some oi
the Information may seem rather
unbecoming of past town trus.
tees who governed the rlty, but
we must realize that the same
procedures were followed In
practically every city of these
western United States, during
these years. Oregon and Rose
hurg have grown up In actions
comparable with other neighbor
ing states and, In my humhl
opinion, n far advanced over
In the year 1882 a major Issue
to come before the town trus
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IONS BUt.NCI MOVINS
SOI leONOMT-Ut UI
HSNOtl All DITtlll
tees was the removal of garbage
and refuse. A contract was en
tered Into to keep the city clean
and to rid the dumps of rats.
This problem never has been ful
ly solved as garbage disposal
Is alwavs a problem.
The first part of 1883 saw the
completion of a water reservoir
to supple water to the city and
for fire purposes. A meeting was
railed on April 26, for the pur
pose of organizing a fire com
pany. The company was formed
and was known as Hook and Lad
der Company No. 1. Three lad
ders and six axes were ordered
with an order to further secure
a pump rig.
A petition was presented at
about this time for the removal
of the Jail at the court house
square. Considerable talk was
held on the purchase of a parcel
of land and the construction of
a larger city hall and Jail.
Firs Dept. Organised
On April 30 Rescue Hook and
Ladder Company No. I was of
ficially organized. A fire pump
was bought some weeks before,
the city giving $.100 and the rest
up to $.VX) being subscribed by
the Hook and ladder company.
Considerable interest was shown
In securing a meeting place and
uniforms, red shirts and hard
fire ha in. The organization of the
lire department was one of the
maor improvements to the citv.
Due to the rapid growth of the
town of Roseburg, consideration
was given to the construction of
a bridge across the South Umr
qua riter to provide a cess to the
development of the area west of
the city. A deed was granted to
the county of Douglas for the
lower end of Lane street for a
bridge to he constructed and
maintained by the county.
Ordinance No. 62. nassed June
9, 1HM, provided that, "no child
under the age of 16 shall In no
way use or carry tobacco In anv
shape or form. It will also he
unlawful for any bov to carry
firearms or pistols or to have
them on their Derson In a nubile
Talegraph, Railroad Cams
After due consideration and
many meetings an ord nance was
drawn up and presented for adnp.
lion granting an easement to the
J'armc Postal Ta ecranh and
Cable company, to erect and
maintain telegraph poles and
lines In the city.
A reception was held hv the
citv offlnls Dec. 2, 1878, to wet.
come a delegation of the Oregon
California railroad. The recep
tion was to be given at the court
house square, the celebration he.
Ing In regards to the completion
of the new railroad through Rose
burg. Numerous cases of dlptherla
were causing alarm to the of
flcals of the citv. At a special
meeting held Dec. 31, 1888 at 2
p. m. a committee was formed
to Inspect all alleys and out
houses of the citv and to use dis
infectants wherever It was
thought diphtheria germa might
breed. All streets and alleys were
also ordered cleaned.
A delegation apeared before
the town trustees In regard to
the advisability of organizing a
company to furnish electricity for
the city, "as other cities are us
Ing electricity for street lighting
and In the home." The matter
was referred to a committee for
An ordinance was passed to
create the office of street super
intendent on March 7. 188!). How
ever this ordinance was repealed
at the next meeting. The reason
Has not staled.
A special meeting of the trus
tees was held to consider the for
mation of a Roseburg Water
Works company: the granting of
a franchise and other matters
pertaining thereto. The agree
ment was for a reservoir to he
constructed not less than 240 feet
above the Intersection elevation
of Washington and Jackson
streets. The supply to he not less
niUinsON MODELS TIT O Jo Davidson, beard
ed American sculptor, finishes a clay bast of Marshal Tito of
Yugoslavia at a retreat In the hills overlooking Belgrade, -
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illustrations used by bigger butinen in put
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we ore with Metro Newspaper Service, our
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than 1.000.000 gallons capacity.
It Is noted that during the year
1889, consideration was given to
adoption of a permanent charter.
The matter was referred to a
committee and copies were sent
to the state legislature. It is as
sumed from meager details and
information In the minutes of
these meeting that a charter
Another Fire Company
Contracts were let for furnish
ing a large fire bell in the amount
of $175 and the erection of a tow
er for $.120. At about this time
October 1810 another hose com
pany was formed, known as Rose
Hose Company No. 2. The fire
station was built to house a hand
cart near the railroad depot.
A special committee appointed
to study a new seuage system
and charter, with the considera
tion of a bond l-ssue of $40,000,
was appointed to report as soon
as possible. A public meeting was
held and a citizens committee
appointed to help in the studies.
Correspondence from L. L.
Hurd of Corvallis was presented
and details were worked out fer
taining to the awarding of a
franchise for furnishing electric
lights and electricity to the citi
zens of Roneburg, also to con
struct lines, poles and furnish
arc lights for the streets of Rose
burg where the city requested
them. The generating plant was
to be within the limits of the citv.
Up until this date 1891 the city
had kerosene lamps that were
lit each night hy hand.
Spurns Row Over
SALEM. Oct. 13. JP A Coos
Bay argument oner a few Inches
of property Isn't any business of
the courts, so the three families
involved will have to settle the
four-year argument themselves.
The State Supreme court rul
ed Tuesday that Circuit Judge
Dal M. King. Coquille, did the
right thing when he tossed the
whole mess out of court.
The feud was "extremely em
bittered: so much so that, on
one occasion, they resorted to a
mutual display ot firearms,"
Justice Arthur D. Hay wrote In
The case Involved a strip of
froperty varying In width from
8 of an Inch to 4 3-4 inches.
It all started when Mr. and
Mrs. Pryne Fields built a con
crete wall at the edge of their
property. It was on their own
property, all right, but it wasn't
a very good wall. It leaned over
toward the adjoining properly.
The adjoining property was
owned by Mr. and Sirs. J. F.
MrKee and Mr. and Mrs. Pete
McGowan. They sued Mr. and
Mrs. Fields to force them to re
move the wall.
But Mr. and Mrs. Fields
wouldn't remove the wall. They
said it was undermined by the
McKees and the McGowans tres-
Counttrfeit $10 Bills
Apptor In Northwest
SEATTLE, Oct. 12.-4.fi An In
flux of phony $10 bills is report
ed in Seattle and Portland by
Leo A. Smugal, secret service su
pervising agent In Seattle.
So excellent Is the engraving
that only a careful serutniy of
the bill will disclose it as a coun
terfeit, the agent said. Principal
difference Is the lack of detail in
Alexander Hamilton's hair, giving
ii a wnite appearance.
The billa are on the Fed
eral Reserve bank of Minneapolis
and hear the serial number
"1677391 15E" and check and plate
Fourteen such bills have been
turned in here while nine are
known to have been passed In
Back From Vacation And
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Plenty of doors, window, frames, cabinets
and builders hardware.
Bring Your Orders
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8 Hoover St. phon 1J1iJ
passing on the Fields' property.
So now, with no court to settle
their case, they are back where
Shirred eggs make an excellent
dish for Sunday breakfast. To
prepare them break 2 eggs into
each individual greased baking
dish and hake In a slow oven until
as firm as desired. Serve with
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If you have the training, we have the job.
If you don't have the training, come in or call tomorrow
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PRESENT GENERATION TALLER THANKS TO MODERN DIET
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FOOD FOR TODAY'S HUSKIER YOUNGSTERS
Surreys show boys and girls today are not only taller but
heavier and huskier than their parents and grandparents before
them. Small wonder, with our modern knowledge of nutrkion.plus
all the delicious foods at your grocer's. Foods like "Bread At Its Best"
so easy to obtain and so easy on yottr budget!
CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT... DAYIDSON WATCHWORD
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watchword. That means the bread you buy today is far richer to
flavor and food value than ever before.
Insist on the finest modem bread. Reach for "Bread At Its
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