The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190?, September 30, 1895, Image 1

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Voi.. XXVI.
No. 54.
Aiming at Gibson.
iS.x Fkancisco, Sept. 20. When tho
'trial of jTliooiloro jDarrant was resumed
this morning Sergeant Charles Reynolds
testified that lie ltatl fomul in tlio study
of Rev. Dr. Gibson three pairs of shoes.
On tiio sole of ono was a tark brown spot
whicli tlie ofliccr believed to bo a blood
stain. Tho shco was admitted in evi
dence. ' v 45r
The handwriting of Rev. J. George
Gibson is destined to play an important
part in the Durrant trial. In his open
ing statement Attorney Deaprey said
that tho-writing on the paper enclosing
Blanche Lamout's rings and that on the
wrapper addressed to Mrs. Noblo were
similar to the penmanship of the pastor
of Einanuel church. In a very adroit
way he cast suspicion on the minister,
and the defense will attempt to prove his
insinuations weie justified. In .order to
show the similarity of Dr. Gibson's writ
ing, and that oa the paper and wrapper,
a blackboard containing some of the
pastor's writing will be introduced in
evidence Ly the defense. This black
board wa3 foead on the first landing of
the belfry by Attorneys Dickinson and
Deaprey, one day daring n tour of in-
sj-eclion at the cbnrch
They examined .
Uie bosrd careluHy at the time anil alter '
a little private consultation, decided it
m would be of value to the defense. When
they left the church they took tho board
with them ami by tho writing on it will
prove much that may be of a damaging
nature agalsst the mtnister. Tho board'
contains tbefelldwing whtchwas written
in cha!k by Gihsen:
"Tha pastor will see visitors down
stairs after service." , -
This board was placed in the lobby of
tho church on Sunday?. Daring the
week ii was kept in the belfry landing.
Daring the preliminary examination of
jiiume miliums' case tle delense re
quested Dr. Gibson to write the names of
-George King and Professor Schernstcin.
These are the names that were fosnd on
the paper enclosing Blanche LarnontV
rings. It is the Intention of the defense
to produce the names written by Dr.
Gibson and compare the writing with
tliat on the paper and wrapier sent to
Mis. NoWo. The lawyers of the defense
will spend considerable time comparing
the two specimens of handwriting.
They wiil cUirn that the jwrwa who
wrote the notice on (he blackboard is
the person who wrote the name on the
paper enclosing Use ring?, 'and on the
wrapper sent to Mrs. Noble.
Dr. Gibson is prepared for the attack
by the defense. He wocld aai discuss
the subject, bat his secretary, ICobert
Lynch, sasd :
"The writing on the pajer enclosing
the riDgs and that on the wrapper is In
no way like the peauaiaaship of Dr.
Gibson. The cJJresson tho wrapper is
printed. Tie only similarity tetween it
and Dr. Gibson's writing, is that the doc
tor writes a clear hand that 13 so plain as
to almost resemble print."
The district attorney and the police
scoff at the attempt made by the defense
in the Dorrant ase to cast sssptcon up
on Itcy. Gibson. They said in resjouse
to a fioettion that no crder would be
issued for the clergyman's arrest. Itev.
Gibson, himself, deniel that he bad
written the names on the ncwsjiaper as
cnarged by Attorney Decprey.
In reference to an Omaha dispatch
stating that Durrani is known to have
received a letter from Blanche Lamont,
the day after she disappeared. Mr,
Deaprey said he know nothing of scch a
Ran Into a Band of Cattle.
Bzskely, Cal., Sept. 20. Tho Atlan
tic express, leaving San Francisco last
night over the Central Pacific, had a nar
row escape from derailment at West
Berkeley. Trie train, which was a heavy
one, with three crowded I'ullman cars,
two coaches, asmoking car and a baggage
and mail and express car, left the Oak
land pier on tixc. Sixteenth street was
reached, and then Engineer Abbot pulled
his throttle wide open for the fast run to
Port Costa. Ry the lime the train had
reached Shell Mound Park it was running
at the rate of 40 miles an honr. The
. speed of tho train had increased to 50
miles an hour when West Berkely was
reached. '
When within 200 feet of tho First-street
crossing of West Berkeley, Engineer Ab
bot saw ahead of htm a drove a cattle
crossing the track. To all appearances
thero were about 30 animals in front of
the rapidly advancing train. The fire
man told Abbot to jump, and was in the
act of doing so himself when the engineer
grabbed him, pulled him over to the
other side of the engine and opened the
thtoltle as wide ns he could. Tho next
instant the engine was among the cattle.
Five animals were hurled into the air
and cut into chunks. Pieces wero thrown
200 feet from tho track. There was flesh
and blood on each Eldo of tho track.
Tho great speed saved tho train from
derailment and wreck, in which" thero
tnight have been loss of life. Tho alarm
whistles just before striking tho cattle
matlo Conductor Mooro very anxious.
Many passengers woro alarmed and tho
conductor had all ho could do to quiet
their faers. So fast was tho train running
that after striking tho cattle, it rolled
1500 feet before coming to a stop.
Luckily there was no injury to the ma
chinery of the engine. The cow catcher,
the frout of tho boiler and tho glass front
of the headlight were besmeared with
blood and fragments of flesh. So be
specked with blood was tho glasj front
of tho headlight that a red glaro was
thrown in front of tho train.
Excursion to Portland.
Geo. Estes. who is making an effort to
get up an excursion to Portland the ICth
of October for the purpose of securing re
duced rates during the month of October,
informs cs that tbo faro for the round
trip will bo only f 7.50 provided not less
thau 50 excursionists can be prevailed on
to be ono of the number. The excursion
ists must leave Rueeburg on Wednesday,
Oitober ICth. on the local. The tickets
wjjl fcc good for seven days, and will be
for two day's visit at the fair,
bach excursionist can return on any
train np to and including the 23d. This
scheme will be a good thing for persons
wishing to attend tho exposition.
Why She Remains.
Xnw Youk, Sept. 2G. Lord Dunrav
en's object lu having Valkyrie lllpend
tho w inter on this side of the Atlantic-is
to have her race, and, incidentally, it is
said, silence tlie critics who have asserted
that he is afraid to havo his yacht meet
Defender again.
11. Alaitland Kersey, who acted as
Lord Dnnraren's spokesman, said today :
"There has been a great deal of talk
about 8eciil races between tue two
vessels ami if anybody wants Valkyrie
to race she will bo on hand. If De
fender goes to the Mediterranean, Valky
rie will go there also."
Large Landowners.
Sax Fjuncisco, Sept. 2G. An inven
tory of the icssosions of tho cattle firm of
Miller & Lux shows that the two meu
own I4.235),2w acres otianU situated in
California, Oregon and Neyada.
.Mexican Consul Alarmed.
Sax Fiiaxcisco, Sept. 27. Mexican
Consnl-General A. K. Coney, located in
San Francisco, considers the contem
plated expedition to Gnadalnpe island
off the coast of Lower California, by
John Breeu, tho reputed oirner, of suffi
cient seriousness to attempt to stop it
He has addressed a letter to W. D,
English', surveyor of customs at San
Francisco, calling his attention to the
matter and asking that bo refuse clear'
ascc papers to any vessel fitted ont with
an object in view of siezing the bland
Mr. Brccn laughed at the fears of the
Mexican cossnl. "We are not going to
sieze any Mexican territory," said he
"Indeed, we scarcely touch at the islands
either going or coming. We shall do
some trading on tho coast to pay the ex
penses of the trip, which will be made to
perfect my title to the island. The deeds
and papers show my ownership and will
be carried on tho trip and tafcen to the
City of Mexico, submitted to tlie land
department and the title to myself made
Bnre. 1 would be a fool to attempt
siezo any property by force ol arms
Wo will carry no firearms at all, but will
take a quantity of powder 50 tons to
bo landed at the title port of Atata, which
cannot be reached by large steamers
ine powaer 13 to 00 used in tue mines
The vessel is now in Mission bay and
will be commanded b? Captain Benson
of East Oakland."
The island which is worrying tho Mex
ican consul is off the coast of Lower Cal
fornia, 200 miles, and is 180 miles south
of Sin Diego. It is 2G miles long and
has an avciage width of 10 miles. Its
area is 1CC.400 acres. According to Mr,
Brecn's papers, Enrique A. Meir, an
officer in the Mexican army, in 1863, ap
plied to the Mexican government for the
possession of tho island, stating that he
desired to promoto tho prosperity
Mexico by raising cashmere goats on tho
island. In -his application ho stated h
intention of forming a company for sink
ing artesian wells and breeding goats,
Cailos F, Gaen, the acting governor of
Baja, California, drew up and executed
before F. B. Elinor United States consul
at La Paz, a document which empowered
Meir. tb aolicit for possession of tho
island, but there are no papers with Mr,
Breon to show that tho government
granted Meir'a application.
Red Cross in Cuba.
Washington, Sept. 27. Tho flag of
tho Red Cross Society will bo respected
by tho armies of .Spain, now engaged in
an effort to crush tho Cuban revolution.
Tho statement by a member of tho Now
ork Cuban junta that tho bpamarus
havo refused to allow tho Red Cross So
cieties to ontor tho rnnkB ot tho Cubans
is emphatically denied by Miss Clara
Barton, who is at the head of tho organi
zation in tho United States. Miss Bar
ton said:
Spain, as ono of tho 40 nations that
havo eigned tho treaty of Geneva, is
bound to respect tho Ked Cross wherever
seen, whether a member ot tlie organiza
tion is attempting to relieyo tho suffer
ings of a rebel or not."
A Spanish Version.
Madrid, Sept. 27. Tho Imparciel's
Havana correspondent telegraphs that
Colonel Cannales, with 11 forco of ISO
Spanish troops, had a fight of an hour's
duration with 1000 insnrgonts Wednes
day, near the Bayaueso hille. Tho in
surgents fled, leaving tiye killed.
Railroad Accident.
Baltijioise, Md., Sept. 27. A special
to the News, from Kinjwood, Va., an
nounces that there was a railroad wreck
this morning on tho Baltimore & Ohio.
United States Marshal Garden and Sec
retary of Statu Oxloy of West Virginia
are reported seriously hnrt.
Tho accident occurred nt Tunnelton, a
Baltimore & Ohio station, 12 miles cast
of Grafton, W. Va. Tho trains nro re
quired to slow up at cither end uf tho
tunnel and await a signal before passing
on to tho single track. Train No. 1,
west-bound, approached tlie station
while the first section of No. 4, cast
bound, was at tho platform taking on
passengers. The engineer claims to
have mistaken the signal and, without
stopping, to use a railroad term "side-
wiped" No. 4, overturning the passenger
coaches and striking the sleeping car in
front. The steaincocks ot the colliding
engine were knocked off and a number
ot passengers injured, some severely.
The following aro most seriously in
jured: William Reese, Saiina, Kan.,
right knee bruised, foot scalded; Mtsi
Allie L. Taylor, Elkins, W. Va., kit
baud lacerated; llcnrv Thomas, Balti
more, Md., right hand cnt; W. A. Ohley
Charleston, W. Va., face and bartds
scalded and cut Tu forehead ; A. D. Gar
diner, Wheeling, W. Va., hands aud
face badly scalded ; Miss Mary L. Dcwn
taiu, Charleston, W. Va., face and hands
scalded, left knee injured; Leo Ilisey,
Charleston, Mo., cnt and bruised; Mrs.
Neil J. Fostney, Kingwood, W. Va.,
uadiy seamed nooni ine uco and upper
part of body and tho hands.
5trcet Orator.
Miss Mary Kobertsou Sqniro made a
very zealous talk Friday evening on the
Joscphson corner to quite a crowd of
listeners. She is a iiuent talker and
and showed up the evil3 cf the day with
out any of the good. She is a regular
calamity howler. If what shu said of
tbia government is true the fate of Sodom
is too good for it. She is a regular pes
simist. Every thing is bid, getting
worse and soon wiil bo worst.
Let tho citizens of Roaebnrg irrespect
ive of parly affiliations turn out at the
court house next Monday evening and
take a hand in nominating a ticket to be
supported by the voters at the coming
election. See to it that men identified
with the interest of the city, men of
honesty and integrity are nominated
Tbia is a time in onr city affairs that re
quires officials who will perform tho
duties incumbent upou them with
strict impartiality, and with an eye di
rected alone to the advaucemcnt and
prosperity of tho city's interests
Let no personal or party feeling tontrol
the action of the called meeting, but let
every voter attend and put forth his best
efforts to nominate a ticket truly worthy
the supiiort of tho people. Don't fail to
attend and by yonr voice and voto givo
evidence that you aro interested in tho
citv's welfare.
The Now York democracy is split wide
open. Tho Tammany tiger growls, wags
his caudal appendage and leaps upon the
country democracy with greedy fangs.
Ho must bo satiated. He demands four
fifths representation in the convention
and allows ono fifth to tho county dele
gates. Tho county delegates refuse such
unequal representation but tho Tam
many tiger will bo satisfied with any
thing less than fotir-fiftliB.
Senator Allison hit the koy of tho tar
iff legislation of tho coming session when
he declared that both president and
house of representatives must consent to
a compromise which would provide tho
needed rovenuo, without too oggressivo
assertion of the principle of protection.
From Friday's Dally.
Most of Lee is at
J. W
tho Van
L. V. Diestelhorst of Kansas City is in
town today.
C. Reischdorf ot Nebraska, is at the
Van llouten.
C. L. Moon of Marshfield is at the
Van Houtcu.
J. B. McClelland of Looking Glass is
in town today.
Tlioa. While of Oakland was in tha
city yesterday.
B. F. Curtis of Nebraska is stopping at
tho yan Houtcn.
James Flett of Cor vail is is visiting
friends in this city.
Harmon Conn of French Settlement
is in'tho city today on business.
Dr. E. J. Pago of Oakland came over
on professional business yesterday.
Purrotl Bros, have jnet received a largo
aud extensive invoice of boots and
Born, September 15lb, to J. E. Fitz
gerald and wife, of Flournoy valley, a
ten pound girl.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Pease of Clatsop
Plains nru visiting Thos. Col burn and
iamily of this city.
The board of directorn of district num
ber i (Rosebnrg) will meet at the clerk's
office, Saturday, October Qjh.
Mr. Wells of Polk county was in town
yesterday. He Li on tho lookout for a
place in Doughui 0:1 which to settle.
K. A. Graham of the Coos Bay rail
road came in from Marshfield yesterday,
and left this morning for Sin Francisco.
Joseph Haines of Eckley, Curry county
is in tho city 011 business today. .Mr.
Haines is ono of tho pionters of Oregon.
Congressman Hermann left on the
local this morning for a visit to tho Wil
lamette valley towns. He will be absent
several davs.
As an offset to the stories about her
mosquitoes, New Jersey claims to have
more miles of thoroughly improved
roadway than anv other state in the
Shelley Bowen, who has been absent
from Rosebcn: about seven years, re
turned last week. Since leaving here he
has visited almost every country on the
clobe. A sailor's life seems to agree
.villi him.
At a special election held by Co. A
last night to fill the vacancies caused by
the resignation of Lieutenant Luerssen
and Lieutenant Sykes, Sergeant Ililder-
brant was chosen 1st lieutenant and. F.
W. Haines 2nd lieutenant.
Tho county court of Multnomah county
has decided that the Stark street ferry is
not of such importance to tho public ss
to justify taxing the whole people to sup
iiort it for the advantage of a few. So
Stark street ferry is a thing of the past.
Died, in this city, September 27lh, of
inflamation of tho bowels, Etta Beatrice,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. Rice, aged
G years and 1 month. The funeral took
place :ito o'clock this afternoon, attended
by a largo number of sympathizing
Caro Bros, will receive from South
Abbington, Mass., this week a large in
voice of men's and boys' shoes, which
they propose selling at bed rock prices,
notwithstanding the general rise in the
price of those articles. Call early and
inspect their immense stock.
R. L. Morris of Woodburn is visiting
his son, Albert, one of our townsmen
this week. Mr. Morris is a bridge con
tractor and builder and is largely en
gaged in hop culture in that section.
He reports that he has harvested a fine
crop of hops and fitted them for market,
notwithstanding the unfavorable weath
er for that business.
There will be an Elks' dayat the Port
land Exposition, on whicli excursions
will he run on all railroads. Fully 5000
Elks and their friends will visit the city
on that day, which has been set for the
12th of October. The Red Men will
have a similar day, October 15) ; Wood
men of the World, October 2ti; Work
men, October 2S, and the United Arti
sans, November 1.
Rosco OakB of Portland mado a sur
prise visit in this city today. Mr. Oaks
left hero ten years ago "a kid" with his
parents, to reside at Baker City. Ho re
turned today so changed that but few of
his old associates knew him. Such is tho
work of lime. Ho left hero a beardless
boy. Ho returned a well devoloped
young man with unraistakablo evidences
that his physiognomy had been subjected
to a tonsorial artist.
A series of athletic nights will bo given
nt tho exposition at Portland. Two of
these, October 8 and 29, will eonsist of
athletic contests under tho rules of the
Amateur Athletic Union; one night,
October 15, will be devoted tu bicycles,
and tho fourth, October 22, wilf bo under
the management of the Turn Vcrein.
The latter will bo also German day, and
will bo participated in by the Arion Soci
ety and the Sons of Herman.
From Saturday's Dally.
Ozoffof Scoitsburg is in the city
. Grubbe of Wilbur fs in the city
A. E.
G. W
Miller of Dillard came down
the city today.
Dr. L. A. Kent of Portland is visiting
friends in this city.
G. W. Cox of Deer Creek is in the city
today on business.
D. Lenox of Brockway is in the city
today on business.
Hardin Davis of Wilbur is in the city
today on business.
Arthur and John Hancock of Elktpu
aro in tho city today.
Dr. N. J. Ozias went to Portland last
night to take in the sights there for a
S. D. Evans of Coles Valley, the en
terprising prune cultufist, is in the city
J. L. Grimes of Looking Glass is in
the city today. He brought in a load of
potatoes for which he got 40 cents a
E. B. Con ley of Elkton, ono of Douglas
county's hop growers, is in tho city t--day.
He reports his crop was good and
quality excellent.
C. W. Hess has sold i.ia tonsarial par
lsrs to Isaac Davenport aud Jesse Jones.
Mr. Hess and family, leave nest Monday
for Bandon to reside.
Mrs. Edmundson of Portland is visit
iug her son John C. Mullen of (his city.
.Mrs. idmtinuson lormeriy resided in
this city and made many friends while
W. C. Aylesworth, a teacher of music,
is in the city and will probably locate
here permanently. He is now making
arrangements to form a class in vocal
The sidewalks through the city are
greatly in need of repair. Property-
owners should look to this and see that
they arc placed in repair before there is
an accident.
District Attorney George 31. Brown re
turned yesterday evening from attend
ance at court iu Curry county, having
secured the conyiction of J. S. Striker
for burglary.
A little girl, a stranger, arrived at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Isador Wol
Ienberg last night, and appealed so
piteously for parential care, that the
little stranger has been provided for,
and all is well.
W. C. Connor editor of the Riddle
Enterprise and his wife are in the city
today on their way to Cottage Grove on
a visit to friends and relatives there for
a week or two. The Enterprise is one
of the spiciest exchanges on our list.
Mr. Arthur Munter and lhi Misses
Wollenberg neiccs of Hyman Wollen
berg from Eb'iing, West Prussia, Ger
many, arrived yesterday evening on the
local. They made a very quick passage,
only four weeks from Hamburg to Rose
burg, with a layover in New York of live
bheriii luruerot Uurry county came
out yesterday evening with J. S. Striker
who was convicted of burglary at the
late term of court, on his way to the
Salem pen. Judge Fullcrton gave
Striker four years in which to medi
tale upon the crime of forcible entrance
into other people's houses.
The Riddle Enterprise wasted
column and a nan ot valuable space in
arguing that it is entitled to the publi
cation of certain land office notices. It:
no use, Bro. Connor. However just
your claims may be, you can never con
vince the present incumbents of that
office that a republican paper is entitled
to any consideration whatever in the way
of patronage. You will have to wait for
a change of administration before you
will be allowed even a smell at the
homestead notices.
Local editors will agree with the fol
lowing lrom tlie quit ol one ot em.
"Newspaper men are blamed with a lot
of things they can't help; such as using
partiality in mentioning visitors, giving
the news about some folks and leaving
out others, etc. He simply prints the
news he can find. Some people inform
him about such things and others do
not. An editor should not be expected
to know the name and residence of all
your uncles, aunts and cousins, even if
he should see them get off and on the
train. Tell us about it. Its news that
makes a newspaper, and every man,
woman and child can be an associate
editor if they would."
Now is the time to subscribo.
Supposed Cause of Her
so Close to Shore.
From a resident of Curry county, re
cently in this city, we learn with ref
fcrence to the wreck of the Bawnmore-,
that it is strongly supposed that the rea
son the vessel came in so close to shore
was because it had a small cargo of
opium it wished to land, and the
captain's story of a defective compass
13 a delusion that will do to the tell to
the marines. Certain it is that a box of
that high-priced drug was washed ashcre,
and the actions of the officers in not al
lowing the life saving crew to go on
beard and rescue what they cjuld, pre
ferring to let it be devoured by flames
and flood were highly suspicions, at least
to tho "pirate wreckers" of the coast.
The sensational account telegraphed
to the press concerning the stealing of
everything in sight by the wreckers is
emphatically denied. He also denies
the story circulated, in the region of the
wreck, tliat one of the coast farmers
came down with a six-horse team, pre- -pared
to take what was left of the wreck
home with him, and that if he had not
forgotten to bring a cold chisel and
sledge with him he would have done it.
Our informant also states that most of
the clothing and other articles stolen,
were stolen by the crew of the wrecked
vessel and not by the natives.
The Chiet ol tho Weather Bureau di
rects the publication of the following
data, compiled from the record of obser
vations for the month of October, taken
at this station for a period of 17 years.
It is believed that the facts thus set
forth will prove of interest to the public,
as well as the special student, showing
as they do the average and extreme con
ditions cf the more important meteoro
logical elements and the range within
which such variations may be expected
to keep during any corresponding
Mean or normal tem;ieratnre, 54.
The warmest October was that of 18SS,
with an average of 57.
The coldest October was that of 1831,
with an average of 4S.
The highest temperature during any
October was 91 on 2nd. 1SS5.
The lowest temperature during any
October was 22 on 14th, 1SS1.
Average date on which first "killing"
frost occurred (in autumn), October 13th.
Average precipitation for the month,
2 9S inches.
Average number of days with .01 of an
inch or more, 12.
The greatest monthly precipitation was
5.9G inches in 1SSI.
The least monthly precipitation was
0.77 inches in 1SS0.
Tho greatest amonnt of precipitation
recorded in any 24 consecntivo hours was
2.43 inchc3 on the 29th, 1SS3.
Average number cf cloudless days, S.
Average number of partly cloudy days,
Average number of cloudy days, 10.
The prevailing winds have been from
the northwest.
Tho higbost velocity of the wind during
any Uutooer was S miles on tlie 4th,
1S79. Thos. Gmsoxi
Observer, Weather Bureau.
The foilou ing programme will be ren
dered at the W. C. T. U. entertainment
Monday evening, September 30th:
Sons service.
Scripture reading, Mrs. Berry.
Children and the School, Mrs. Rapp.
Boys of America, Amata Smith.
Duet, Mrs. Wooloy and Mrs. Estes. "
Purity, (by special request) Mrs.
Sunday and the Home, Mrs. Bingham.
The Deacon's .Match, Fisher.
We trust that the citizens will turn
out en masse Monday evening and see
that tho proper men aro placed iu nomi
nation for mayor, recorder, marshal,
treasurer and two couiiciltneu irom each
of the four wards. This is now your op
portunity to get such men as you want
and if you do not get such men as suits
you it will be your own fault. Remem
ber the meeting is at the court house
Monday evening at 7:30. Every tax
payer should be on hand.
Tho question involved in the Nicaragua
canal, the affairs of Venezuela and
Cuban independence will giye congress a
great deal of Pan-American politics to
attend to this winter.