The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190?, September 02, 1895, Image 1

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    Vol. XXVI.
No. 4jr.
A Rapid Advance in Iron.
Nkw Youk, Aug. "G. Tho Irou
says today:
''Under great excitement tlm market
iu tho Central West has scored its great
fZeslndvaiieo in a brief iwiod in Itessotuer
amd iron. Last Wednesday sales were
made at $1-1 at valley furnaces. On
Mouday, after heavy trauaictions, $15-25
was paui. subsequently fto.oO was
, offered and refused, and now the ft,w
sellers are demanding $lli. This repre
. sents an advance of nearly $7 per ton
above tlio lowest point touched early- in
me year, it is a notuoio tact Uiat 60iuo
of the latest producers oi pig iron for
conversion into steel liavo liecu heavy
llllVltm t-ltt 111! ifl till liti1lfct ltrif-a rn.
corded for actual transactions.
"Pittsburg has taken control of the
" output of some of the furnaces in tlm
Lebanon district, and their purchases
also of -5,000 tons of basic opeu hearth
metal in Alabainti. A largo part of the
sales that have recently put up the price
are for delivery during the first quarter
of 1SXJ. Steel billets have partly fol
lowed pig iron, so that now.$23 at Pitts-
l... i. ... i r t -
movement keeps up well, but tnero is
less excitement.
"Tin plate bars are up to $25 at tho
mill, which is crowding tho tin plate
mills paetty hard. Sheet iron is excep
tionally scarce.
"In finished iron and .'steel every week
is clearing away more and more the low
priced contracts entered into early in the
year. Tho latest advance in pig iron
and billets ?iave not yet found expression
in prices ."or the finished product, so that
an advartco all along the line looks im
minent. "Foundry iron has steadied again and
momentum is being gathered for a fur
ther rise, which ia regarded as imminent
by many in that trade, hi spite of the
fact that the largest singlo melting in
dustry, the cast-iron pipe trade, ia
swiftly approaching itsdull season.
The Business Revival.
Chicago, Ang. 29. The Times-Herald,
a democratic organ, devotes several eel
umns to mo euojeci or me business re
Tival in Chicago. It prefaces the sym
posium of interviews with the heads of
leading business houses with the follow
"Chicago is enjoying a general boom
in business. An era of prosperitv has
set in with such activity as to awaken
the brightest anticipations lor the future.
Interviews with a large number of rep
resentative merchants and manufactur
ers today reveal the most encouraging
condition of trade that has prevailed for
years in a majority of tho branches con
sulted. "All predictions for the future for gen
eral prosperity are being fulfilled at an
extraordinary rate, accordiug to men
who keep in touch with the palsc of
Will be a Total Loss.
Sax Francisco, Aug. 30. Advices
from the wreck of the steamer Bawn
more, near Bandon, Or., are that 23 of
the crew of CO liave been taken "off in
safety. One of the crew was killed and
another fatally injured.
The steamer will Ije a total loss, as
she is lying on the rocks in a heavy sea
and pounding to pieces. The vessel was
valued at $123,000, and her cargo at
$fi0,000. There is some insurance on
The loss of the Bawnmore can only
be attributed to the losing of his reck
oning by Captain Woodsidc, master of
the steamer, and ia another instance of
disaster and wreck arising from the
failure of navigators to allow for the
strong westerly set of the current off
the Oregon coast, its force seeming to
increase as the shore is ncared until
the vessel is leing carried a knot in
shore for ever- 12 knots of southing
made. With the dense smoke from
forest fires which has settled down on
the surface of the ocean near the coast,
added to the dense fogs which prevail
at this time of the year' Captain Wood
side was unable to make out the land,
and, ignorant of the easting he was
making, supposed the course, . S. W.,
the Bawnmore was steering would cam
ber well off the land. Instead, just be
fore daybreak "Wednesday morning the
steamer struck heavily on the reef that
extends out from the small unnamed
cape just lelow Bandon, Or. The coast
at tliat point is a dangerous one, the
beach shallowing far off shore, succes
sive lines of heavy breakers coming in,
through which only a life lwat can live.
The consensus of opinion among the
coasting-captains now lying in Portland
is that nothing can prevent the Bawn
more from proving a total loss.
The Bawnmore left Portland August
18 for Comax, having arrived there
August 15 with a cargo of crude petro
leum for the Portland gas works. After
discharging thu petroleum tho steamer
went to tho "Portland flouring mills nnd
took on 500 tons of flour. She is n tank
steamer used for carrying oil from tho
Peruvian petroleum fields and is owned
by Grace & Co., of San Francisco.
DIown up at Sea.
Nkw Youk, Aug. 30. Special cor res
pondence of tho World from Havana,
August 24, says:
There is it rumor that tho Spanish
Bteamer Vilavcrde, chartered by Gen
eral Campoa ns his private yucht, has
been blown no at sea. She went from
hero to New York ostensibly to go in
dry-dock to bo cleaned and painted. She
left New York on tho 21st inst. to re
torn to liny ana. It is said she had on
board a ton of dynamite, bought by
General Catnus for nee in the campaign
against the insurgents. This dynamite
exploded with terrific force, tho story
gocj. tearing the ship into fragments.
Claim of Insurgents.
Chicago, Aug. 30. Joaquin Vergas,
ex-Mexican consul here, has received
letter from a friend near to tho high
Spanish officials in Havana. It is dated
August 23, and has this to say of the in
surrection on that Island :
"Tho insurrection is strong and daily
gaining ground. As a proof, ever since
the very beginning the government
forces are the ones who are on tho do-'
fensive, whilo the insurgents arc the at
tackers. Spain began active measures to
quell the rebellion February last, with
an army of over 70.000 regulars and yol-
nnteers. Of these, through battle and
disease, she has lost in six months About
1S,C00. In some localities the troops
hare found themselves in such a perilous
situation that many of the soldiers have
suicided, whilo others havo lost their
'The Cubans have .fought with nn
equal bravery and havo so far conducted
themselves with manliness and honor.
For instance, wounded Spanish left their
comrades on tho field to die. They are
taken in and cared for by Cubans and
when restored are set at liberty. But
this humane conduct is not likely tojast,
for Campos' party is surely working on
the Cubans to get them to institute a
veritable reign of terror. If that hap
rens the torch will be applied broadcast
over tho whole island and no Spaniards
will be then spared."
Are In No Hurry.
New York, Aug. 30. Tomas Estrada
Palma, president of the Cuban revolu
tionary committee in this city, says no
attempt will be made to obtain belliger
ent rights until next December, when a
Cuban minister will be sent to the United
States. Mr. Palma believes Spain has
now reached the end of her rope. He
claims tho cost of sending reinforce
ments is so great that Spain cannot tar
nish any more men, and will have to
give Cuba her freedom within the next
few months.
An Important Expedition.
New York, Aug. 30. The World saya:
Another expedition has landed in Cuba,
near Santiago. The news was received
yesterday at the headquarters in Hub
city, and even after midnight dispatches
about it were still coming in.
Although tnny expeditions have gone
to Cuba, the lauding of this party is
considered an event of special import
ance, and a jpecial force of Cuban print
ers was it work last night putting some
of the particulars into type for a circular
in Spanish, to be distributed broadcast
today. The expedition left Philadelphia
on Wednesday night of last week with a
steamer bought by the revolutionary
party in this city. It was commanded
by Francisco Don Sanchez Echeverra,
who had with him 50 men, 200,000 cart
ridges, 300 rifles and a large supply of
medicine and provisions.
This body of men will join General
Antonio Maceo's forco. Echeverra be
longs to one of Santiago's best-known
families, is 50 years of age, tall and
athletic. He came to this country al
most two months ago from Vera Cruz,
Mexico, where ho went after being ex
pelled from Cuba for participating in the
revolution in Santiago.
Heavy Exports of Oold.
New York, Aug. 30. Handy & Har-
nian Bhip $100,000 and Stcinwcnder &
Steffen $150,000 in gold tomorrow. Nes-
slage & Fuller have increased by $50,000
their engagements made earlier in the
week. Hard & Band ship $200,000 in
gold tomorrow. Crossmnn & Bros, have
decided to increase their shipments to
$1,500,000. Somo gold has already been
engaged at tho sub-treasury and- it is
likely that all shippers, except Handy &
Harman will got gold at the sub-treasury.
Thcso withdrawals will bring the cold
reserve about $400,000 below tho $100,
000,000, but it is likoly that the govern
ment bond syndicate will placo somo
gold in the sub-treasury before the close
of business today, to maintain tho re
eervo at about $100,000000.
Steel Canal-Boats.
New York-,- Aug. 30. A half dozon
canal-boats arrived in IhlB harbor last
night. They sailed from Lorraine, O.,
with a cargo of steel rails. Tho tug Do
fiance met the fleet abovo Yonkcrs,
crawling along at a pace of not more
than iyx kuots an hour. On tho pro
peller in chargo ot tho expedition was
Captain Haynus. From Cleveland to
Uiis port tho fleet met with a hearty rc
coplion. Tho boats aro construct- d of
Btoel plates, a quarter of an inch thick
abovo tho water lino, and increasing to a
half inch on tho bilge, and are painted
black. It is expected that thev can
trnvel with less Insurance, Uko more
freight, last longer and cost less to main
tain than the old wooden boats which
were pulled along the canals by mules.
The propeller is fitted with compound
condensing engines.
Bears Fed With Human Flesh.
Buba-Pes-!!, Aug. 30. Two Hunira-
rian traiuera and' exhibitors of perform
ing bears havo been arrested in De-
breeztn, in tho Haiduck district of Hun
gary, charged with having fed their
animals human flesh. In the course of
their examination the men admitted
they had killed four bovs. cut their
bodies into pieces and fed their bears
with tho flesn. The confession of the
prisoners has arroused popular indigna
tion to the highest pitch.
Waller's Case.
Paris, Aug. 30. Estafetto protests
against tho statements Uiat some Anieri
can papers relative to ex-Consul Waller.
saying that if Frenchmen sold arms to
enemies of the United States, Americans
would never tolerato any interference in
the part of the cabinets of Enrono.
Moreover," continued Estafctlc. "wo
need pay no attention to the idle com
plaints of these American pajiers. In
deed, Waller ought to hayo been im
mediately shot for his glaring treason.'
A Bad Runaway.
From tfAtunliy'i bull-.
Yesterday morning Mr. ami Mis.
C. Flint, Miss Wissing and Miss Jennie
Baick left with Mr. T. Hinkle for Tioga
for a few weeks outing. They left the
city with high spirits and anticipations
of having a grand good lime fishing,
hunting and camping on tho hills and
valleys among tho picturesque moun
tains and along the streams of that sec
tion. All went prosperous until near the
ferry across the North Umpqua river,
about IS miles east of this city. In de-
cending a tolerable steep declivity of the
road, the neckyoke broke and the team
became unmanageable and ran with all
Bpeed they possessed Mr. Fliut says at
the rate of 40 miles an hour. In its mad
career tho the carriage struck a tree on
the roadside and the occupants went out
as if shot from a cauon. .Mr. Flint and
Mr. Hinkle were badly bruised about
the head, face and body, though without
breaking any bones. Tho women
escaped almost miraculously, receiving
only a few slight bruises and a severe
"shaking up."
Mr. Ed. Uixon, who lives near by.
came on the scene and secured assist
ance to tho wounded and bleeding men
and women who were taken to Mr.
Dickman's where they were cared lor as
beet they could, till a physiean could be
had from this city. Dr. K. L. Miller
was summoned and went out yesterday
evening and rendered such medical as
sistance as tho nature of their injuries
required, and today at noon, these pleas
ure seekers, but pain finders, returned
showing evidences of rough usage.
Tho reports j csterdsy evening were to
the effect that Mr. Flint was unconscious
and this morning that Mr. Hinkle was
in a -ery critical condition, caused great
anxiety to learn tho facts iu tho case.
Our readers can judgo of tho great relief
to this anxiety when Dr. Miller drovo
into town with Mr. Flint sitting by his
side, looking somewhat dclapidated, but
yet able to smilo while giving nn ac
count of the incident.
The S tatc Fair, which begins at
Salem September 25, and closes October
4th, will probably be the best fair ever
ever held in the state. Prizes and
premiums amounting to $30,000 are
offered, nnd the attractions are numer
ous and unique. There will 1m bull
races and a grand Sunday sermon.
lorso races and a sacred concert, bicycle
races and a talking match lietwcen
Ingalls nnd Bryan, lwlloon assensions,
parachute jumps, etc., etc. Besides all
this, there will Iks n magnificent displnv
of tho products of the country.
Rev. J. Coon preached to a pleasant
little congregation, last Sunday at tho
Ulirtsllan church, after Sunday school.
Mrs. Bain was tho guest of Mrs. A
Crouch a few days ago.
Small potatoes aro common iu Camas
valley this season.
Rev. Coon and lady, and Mrs. Kennedy
and two little sons were the guests of
Aire John Wyley last Sunday evening
Budd Isles, tho butchorman, was in
tno valley a few days ago.
Cabbago heads are plentiful Uila sea
boh. Wo do not always have so large a
It. Cook, who is still in llin innrrtiitti
tilo business, smiles as usual from be
hind his counters ready to wait on cus
tomers, transient or local.
Ed. Trowbridge and lady were eccu
tating a buggy nde tho other evening.
David Noah got his ankle sprained
very badly a few days ago.
Annie Crog has been visiting atJier
grnmiiutiier'a the past week.
i lie roads aro unusually dusty this
season. WagonH are constantly lumber
ing along, while the gray clouds of dust
rise iu tho atmosphere and grow deeper
in ine road bed.
The apple crop is not very- bountiful
t Ina season.
Grain, wheat and oats aro not turning
out as well aa the straw Indicated.
Tho sun shines dimly throuch the at
mosphere of fog and smoke, and imparts
a licat resembling that of a furnace.
Miss Dolly Davis completed her five
month's term of school in the upper dis
trict last Saturday. There were several
visitors aud with some routine work and
recitations the evening passed of quietly.
Miss Dolly expects to go to Ashland to
attend school Boon.
The unanswered question will soon bo
decided. What shall tho harvest bo in
Camas valley for IS95?
We havo not heard from tho Coos bay
railroad for tome time but when the
rainy season sets in we expect to hear
how soon it will be built next year.
Doea not history repeats itself in small
as well as great events.
The temperance union mtt at the
church laet Saturday evening. The pro
gramme would have been rather short if
it had not been for the timely addresses
of Dr. Easter and nephew, that was
both instructive and entertaining;
a recitation by Miss Pearle Kirkendall,
showing what a good temperance lec
turer can do to arouse the people to a
realization of the sins of intemperance;
the passing of the pledge around by our
president, who presided with a dignified
and landyliko manner over the whita
ribbon band of Camas valley, and a negro
spelling class, accompanied by a te he
he and a te he ha ha, and the usual
dimissal to meet again iu two weeks.
The evening passed off pleasantly.
There has been three threshinc ma
chines very busy in the valley for some
time. Of course, each doing the best
work, and possessing the handsomest
and jolliest crow of men. And in only
exceptional cases has a man been in
danger of getting a black eye for yelling
more straw, for the business rush of tho
season has seemed so distilled through
the nature of each individual, that all
havo worked in harmony, each striving
for the best record. And the ladies, who
are the only true judges of beantv and
chivalry in the opposito sex, havo been
too busy cooking and preparing pro
visions to locate tho most perfect genllo-
man. Therefore, envy nnd jealousy are
dead iu the rush of business apd the
sons of husbandry nt nightfall sleep the
sleep of the inst. N. E. M.
Camp Meeting.
Thero will be a camp meeting held at
Pine Grove, six miles east of Koseburg,
by the U. B. church, to commence the
fourth day of September, 1S95, to con
tinue over two Sabbaths. Rev. P. B.
Williams of Portland aud W. Stewart. P.
E., from Coos river with other minis
terial brethren will bo there. Thero will
be a boarding lent where all that comes
wilhout provisions can bo accommodated
on reasonable terms. Now. wo invito
ono and all to como to this feast of
tabernacles. Pray for tho holv ehost to
descend on us. E. M. Marstebs.
At the evening social meetim? of teach-
ers Thursday evening, they had a
very pleasant timo in social converse,
singing, recitations and impromptu 5
minutes speeches. Miss Pearl Wright
and Master McKenzie presided at tho
piano. A quartette was sane bv Mr.
Shupe, Sirs, and Miss Russell nnd Pro
testor tJamlin. After which Messrs.
Benjamin, Ford, Shuoo and Professor
Barzeo made short addresses.
Now is the time to subscribe.
Thursday, Aug. 29. The morning
session of the Teachers' Instituto opened
at 0:30. A song was sung after which
the work of tho day commenced.
After a few introductoiy remarks by
Snpt. Underwood, Prof. J. B. Ford of
Myrtle Creek took tho subject. History
and Geography. In the course of his
remarks he suggested that pupils be
made acquainted with characters; and
connect some incidents with these char
acters. Ho also advocated systemizing
and condensing of subject. History, he
thought, should be preceded by geo
graphy, after which both should be in
Did not uphold the plan of compelling
tho child to follow too many explorers.
Take a few of tho most important, about
three from each country.
He thought loo much memorizing of
history was useless for future nse and
destructive to the mental faculties. In
bis estimation, history was the most im
portant of all the schoolroom studies,
Mr. Ford, having exhausted tho time, a
short recess was taken.
After recess Prof. Hamlin introdaced
the subiect. Pbvsiolozv. Ha tlmrmhi it
o (
was a very important BuMecf and that
much attention should ho- paid to It in
tho schoolroom.
Mrs: tfarzeo suggested that nhvsioloev
be taught in the lower grades.
Mr. Bees suggested that a human
skeleton be introduced in the school
room. At least a skull.
ttev. Dilwortbxaueed much meiriment
by advocating the use of a skull in the
schoolroom, and upholding Mr. Rees In
his views. A teacher wilhout a skull in
the schoolroom, was in his estimation.
a ioor article.
Prof. Ford made a few remarks on the
subject and was followed by Mrs. Rus
sell. She thouaht much attention nlmnlrt
bo paid to the position of the pupil while
Bitting m the schoolroom. Also that
mucn auentiou be paid to the Drow.r
spelling of physiological terms.
MrB. Kapp made a few appropriate re
marks on the subject, and was followed
by Mr. Bees. He advocated the disuse
of tho text book, and that more atten
tion be paid to oral lessons.
Mrs. Hamlin took up the discussion.
and thought more attention ehould be
paid to the laws o! health. .
Miss Cora Alexander was" followed by
O. C. Brown. He advocated the use of
charts, as did Mr. Cornutt.
Prof. A.C. Strange took as his subiect.
Results to be secured In the school
room. He bandied it with otpxI nVilt
His dlscouso showed that much fore
thought had been used in its composi
tion. He thought that much attention
should be paid to the literature rfacpil
before pupils, and thought the average
newspaper contained matter which
should not be perused by the young, as
its influence directly affected the mental
faculties and moral character of its
youlhlul readers.
In his address, Mr. Stranee exhorted
the teachers present to be very careful of
tho charge entrusted to them. The
prosperity and happiness of the coming
generation depended largely on the im
pression they made upon the minds of
their pupils. His address was well re
ceived, as was evinced in the interest
taken by his hearerp.
The meeting adjourned to meet at 1 :30
p. m.
The afternoon session of the institute
opened with an instrumental solo.
Mrs. Russell introduced the subiect.
Methods in Reading.
Prof. John Rees thtoucht the becinner
could learn large words as well as small.
Irof. Barzee advocated the a b c
method in reading. Without n knowl
edge of the alphabet the reading would
be deficient.
Mrs. Russell advocated supplement
ary reading.
Tho discussion was taken up by Prof.
Davis. Prof. Reese and others.
Prof. Barzee spoko briefly on the ob
ject of Normal schools. The Normal is
simply to tho teacher, what the nublic
school is to pupils a means of training.
31 r. Keen in a paper prepared, advo
cated a more rigid manner of conducting
the public school system of Oregon.
Thought that the intellectual qualifica
tions of tho parties nominated for school
superintendent ehould be considered, not
tits political views. It is too often the
caeo that his popularity is considered
apart from his qualifications.
On request from Miss Alexander.
Prof. Barzee explained the phonic sys
tem; he, however, did not advocate its
exclusive uso in leaching reading.
tho time being exhausted, tlm
ing adjourned to meet for an evening
session at S p. m.
J. B. Ford of Canyonvillo made the
rr.AiNnEAi.En a pleasant call Thursday
From Friday's Daily.
C. Welburn of Elpaso, Texas, is reg
istered at the Van Houten.
Harry Williams of Eaat Umpqua atms
down yesterday en boain eaa.
Jacob Moto of Wilbur is in the city to
day on business and pleasure.
Narmi Strickland of Looking flHais-, fj
registered at the Van Honten.
John H. Rhatoon of Wanbect, la., is
registered at the Van Houten.
Geo, Byron qfOIalla is rejrisierea at
the Central. He ii one of loajTaa
county's teachers.
A ghastly eight ir the photograph
views of the four men hung at Yreka,
Cal., last Monday night by an- eSragei
No clue to the whereabouts of tie
two highwaymen who shot and f obbeS
Mr. "W. Peart near Green'e last Ttwsaay
Win. Peart, who was shot aud robbed
near 3Ir. Greens' last Tuesday erenlng,
left Thursday for Salem, whett kis
uncle resides.
A "genuine" Jew. from the hohr cilv
of Jerusalem, is in town today seeking
aid from the charitably disposed for he
poor of his city.
Mr. A. C. Strange of Oregon Citr; ona
ol the teachers at the iBstirtsle this week,
is stopping over a few days with fail
brother, J. W. Strange, dentist-.
At the house of Charles Peterson-
August 15th, Arthur T. Kinsel and Ada
Peterson were united in the bonds of
matrimony, by Elder W. C. Ward, of
Mrs. Jno. Howard has furnished her
house on Main street at the head of
First. It is one of the finest reaid
in the city. It is now occupied by
Frank Connoly, a railroad engineer o
tne s. r.
B. and M. Dembila. two Italian street
musicians, were entertaining the citi
zens yesterday evenins with their
voices in songs accompanied with &
violin and harp. They made pretty
good music.
The citizens committee meeting raHM
for Thursday evening failed to meet,
and, as a result, nothing was" done. X
report will however be made not long
hence, as the chairman will havo an nn
derstanding as to what it will airree ta
as soon as practicable, and then report.
Mr. P. J. Lockwood and wife. oT
Washington , D. C, is registered at the
Van Houten. Mr. Lockwood is con
nected with the National Camta! baat
of Washington, and is inspecting out
resources, advantages and liabilities as
a basis for making loans on realties fa
tliie country.
Jack' Abraham, the. gents furnish ar
and hatter, better known aa "LMe
Jack" is going to leave us to eneaw ia
business in Medford. He has shippe
Lis goods and will follow them tomorrow
or the day after. May be meet with aa
bounded 8ucces in his new quSriaaB:
We commend him to the crtizSffi of
Medford as a reliable business man.
The board of equalization of th ar-
sessment roll is now in session wrestling
witii this most Texatious subiect. AnJ
after the board has done its' beat In
trying to make an equitable adiustmeat
all round, some will doubtless feel
agrieved if their assessments be raised,
and will bo not a little charry in de
nouncing the board. This board Is one
of good, fairminded men, conscientious
and honest, and also of good business
judgment and will show no favoritism.
You may depend upon it.
Professor Louis Barzee. nrinciral of
the Drain Normal school and the lead
ing spirit of the teacher's institute iost
closed, is evidently well "on to his job."
lie is an etiueator with that peculiar
cast of mind that eminently fits him for
n teacher. He is a readv sneaker, with
pleasing address and seems deeply ia
earnest, is positive in his views and
zealous in their presentation. Those
who place themselves under his tutilair
may expect, without disappointment,
tnat they will receive correct and val
uable instruction.
At the residence of the bride's parents
in this city, Aug. 29th. Mr. A. G. Liv
ingston and Miss Florence Happersett
were united in marriage by Her. Mark
aoble of Newburg. After the nuntlal
ceremonies and the congratulations of
friends, and the presentation of many
valuable presents, the K. of V. band
serenaded the happy pair. Mr. and
Mrs. Livingston left on the OvpTTnml
for Portland. Amid all the enjoyments
incident to this felicitous event the
Plai.vdealeii was not forgotten, and a
ample of wedding cakes was fnrnhhm?
the editorial, repertorial and composi
torial corps, to which ample justice was
done. All ioin in in -itIiinr tT Twin...
. " y .v- " t
pair a long life of happiness.