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Vol.- XXVI.
No. 56.
Secretary ri'Coy Fined,
San Fuaxcisco, Oct. 3. When Uio
Durrani trir.l was lesumed this morning
Attorney Dcuprey continued the calling
of medical student who attended the
lecture delivered by Dr. Cheney on tho
afternoon on April 8. Of tho eight
students wito were 1 colled during tho
first hour' none were found who an
swered to Durrani's name at roll-call.
District Attorney Barnes obtained tho
notes of each student for tho purpose of
comparing thorn at the proper timo with
the notes said to have been taken by
All except eight weilers of the class
weie calted to tho stand. One student
had died s-inco April 3, ' and tho others
did not :is?ar in court. Of these who
took the fetaad, none could bo found who
had answered to Durrani's name at rcll
call. Attorney Dcuprey created a sensation
by asking tbst Robert X. Lynch, Rev. J.
Gejrge Gibson's private secretary, w ho
Silt in ihc courtroom taking notes, bo ex
cluded from the rooai. Jndge Murphy
said he oonld cot cxclndc Lynch unless
ho (Lynch) vera subpenacd as a witues?,
in which he -.vonld be excluded fronithe
room lite all other witnesses. Attorney
Deuprey at once eubpenaed Lynch and
tho court ordered him to leave the room.
Ljtich uiled to address the court, say
ing he cucld not posnbir be a witness, as
he knew nothing about tho murders.
The court interrupted Lynch and told
him he most leave the room without
farther niicassien of She case. Lynch
relucUns!v obeyed.
At noon tlte jury was excused until 2
o'clock as usual, but the conrt remained
in sesaen to hoar the contempt proceed
ings broagbt a-runst General Secretary
.McCoy, of the Young Men's Christian
Assecfetrao, who toUI Juror Truman last
Thursday that if !e did not lung Dor
rant Decide would ban Tinman. Mc
Coy wai'ia court accompanied by JnJte
Sawyer, bis attorney.
Jude Sanderson, presiding judge of
the superior conrt, was placed oa the
stand, and testSed to the statement
made by McCoy to Tmaisu- Judge
Sanderson was in the car when the con
yersation took place, and overhearing
the offei.sive remark recited it to Judge
Trcemau was called and made a simi'
lar statement, lie said McCoy's remark
was made in a jocoi-ir manner, and be
gave it no conriderstien.
Secretary McCoy said he made the
statement without thinking and the
moment he said it, he realized what he
had doia end regretted his tbougtless
nese. McCoy said he had no feeling
ajcissl Dcrmnt. Judge Murphy in rep
rimanding McCoy, dealt at length on the
Ferfcmsnors of such an offense. He eaid
if he had any idea that McCoy intended
his remark to Itave any effect on Tru-
man's mind, he world Bend him to jail
for the foil term permitted by law.
The iadse closed life remarks by find
ing McCoy guilty of contempt and sen
tencing him to pay a fine of $25 or go to
jail for fivo days. McCoy was given uc-
til Saturday to pay the Cne.
If is expected the defense in the Dor
rant case will at once take np the matter
of tho handwriting on the wrapper in
which Blanche Larr.ont's rings were sent
to Mrs. Noble. A. ecbrxona was issued
yesterday for Dr. Gibson's appearance in
court totlay, and he was expected to be
on hand when wanted this afternoon.
A most sensational phase of tbc trial is
looked for when Gibson faces Durrani's
lawyers in ourt.
Armenian Outbreak.
Coxsraxrixoi'LE, Oct. 3. A third
slight earthquake shock was experienced
here yesterday with lioting and blood
shed. The imprisonment of about 500
Armenians, the killing of tho prisoners
in cold bloud and the presence of troops
nndcr c.-ma at all point3 excites even the
most phlegmatic Turk. The rioting and
blood-letting ulncu began -Monday, was
renewed Tuesday evcting, principally by
Mohammedan theological student?, who
chafed and beat with bludgeons every
Armenian they met.
Tuesday night a mob of Sottas and
Turks attacked the house of a leading
Armenian, Kassin Pasha, killing several
persons. Thi3 mob also sacked a cafe
frequented by Armenians, and 20 oi
those unfortunate people were beaten to
death with bludgeons. Not a single
policeman appeared, and no attempt was
made to cave the lives of the Armenians
Naturally the Armenians put no faith in
the assurance of protection from further
violence at tho hands of the Turkish
mobs. Many songht a refuge in the
churches, where they were earnestly ad
dresEcd by the clergy, who enjoined Ihenl
to bo calm and give tho Tnrks no further
pretexts for atlaefciug them.
The Armenian churches ure now
watched by tho police, but tho greatest
uneasiness prevails and most of tho other
relglous denominations express fear that
tho fanaticism of tlio Turks may oxtenrj
Hi otuer utrecuous. me nrmenmuo
have tho sympathy of tho foreigners
hen', but the fact that they nro armed in
spito of- their pacific announcements, is
condemned by their best frienda and
lends color to tho statements of Turkish
officials, who claim that Armenian agita
tors organized a revolt against tho sul
tan's authority, and that the attempt to
present a petition to tho grand vizier
Monday last, which led to tho first riot
ing and bloodshed, was a mere pretext
to serve as a signal for an Armenian out
break. No Prizefight.
Ai-sTix, Tex., Oct. Tha senate bill
for preventing prizefights in this state
was carried yesterday afternoon, by a
vote of 27 to I in tho senate and 110 to 5
in the house.
The senate today coucured in a few
minor house amendments, and the bill
will be sent to the governor this after
noon. The remainder of the special session
will be devoted to matters of state inter
est suggested by the governor this morn
Proceedings of the Last Regular
The loarl ol trustees met Thursday
evening Octolwr 3d and transacted the
following business: At roll call the
following members were present : Trus
tees Shunc, Strong and Rice. Recorder
Zigler and Marshal Carroll. Trustees
Rapp and Wright absent.
The minutes of the regular and the
adjourned meeting were read and ap
On the referred bill of McFarland &
Perry for $12, the committee reported
favorable and a warrant ordered drawn
iue reports .ol Uie marshal ana re
corder were read and accepted and or
dered tiled.
The quarterly reports of the treasurer
were presented and referred tathecom-
mtttee oa current expense and accounts,
The following bills were read and al-
lowed and warrants ordered drawn :
F. M. Zigler, recorder's fees f41.45
B. F. Page, street work COO
J. C. Sheridan, treasure's fees. . . . 35.27
F. W. Carroll, marshal's fees... . 10.00
Geo. Davey, street work 3.00
F. W. Carroll, janitor's fees 30.00
Z. Barker, drayage, 3.75
C. V. Wrisht, nisht watch salary. 00.00
Alexander & Strong, repairing
settees 4.50
II. McFarland, completing work
on firemen's hall 5.00
D. B. Hall. 5 tier 3 foot fir wood. . 10.00
I. F. Rice & Co., premium on pol
icy on city liall 34.40
L. A. Sanctuary, material and la
bor.. 45.00
The bill of the Umpnua Hose Co. was
referred back to be presented in Jan
uary as heretofore.
The bill of Churchill, Woolley & Mc-
Kenzie was referred to the committee
on current expense and accounts.
F. "Y. Carroll's salary bill was referred
back for correction.
The following saloon bonds were pre
sented and accepted and license ordered
issued: F. Schwenker, J. R. Beard,
Wm. Pitchford, L. A. Harmon, D. W.
Stephens, G. A. McKinney and E. Poket
&Fred Rowell.
Wm. Carroll was appointed as a spe
cial police to serve Monday, October 7.
Moved that when the meeting ad
journs it adjourn to meet October 14Ui
at 7:30 o'clock.
No further business the meeting ad
A Mystery.
Who was he and how came ho there
is the question that excites persons who
saw the person and noted his condition.
Wednesday nignt eoon after the north
bound overland pulled out from Rose
burg, a boy apparently about IS years of
age was fonnd in an unconscious state
lying npon the platform of ono of the
Pullman cars. The conductor took him
into tho car and endeavored to resusci
tate him as best ho could, but
in vain, lie was as limp as a rag
but pulse high and respiration rapid
At Drain he was taken from the train
and lifted in the station house. Toward
morning ho regained consciousness but
had no recollection of how ho came to be
placed where fonnd, or how bo carao to
Drain. He had no recollection of any
thing leading to an explanation of this
strange affair. It ib true in substance as
stated above but the why and how bo
camo there, and who he is still shrouded
in mystery.
Silyer blouse boIh and silver
watch guards at Salzman's
Oakland, October 2nd, 1895.
M11. Editor: Sinco your visit to this
placo I have noticed tho scurrilous ar
ticles written by Gil Bins published in
the Review and endorsed by that de
lectable sheet. It is attompted by this
annonymoas writer to bring the Plaix-
dealek into disfavor, and thereby to in
crease tho circulation of that bombastic
sheet; self-styled "America's greatest"
newspaper. All such efforts of punny
imbeciles, aidedby the bragauocio sheet,
will fail of its desired effect, for tho in
telligent portion of this community after
a fair comparison of the Review and tho
Pl.uxde.uxk, have come to the most
decided conclusion, that, as a family,
literary paper, as well as presenting
local and foreign news, tho Plai.vdealkk
will comparo most favorably with any
country paper published. 'Tis true that
many readers of the Review are deeply
interested in tho perusal of its columns,
for the most refreshing items published
from week to week, is its loud boasting
of the largo numbers added to its sub
scription list. Well, let the Review-
toot its own horn" in the absenco ol
any other champion to toot it for him,
for like sounding brass and tinkling
cymball it falls unheeded upon the ears of
an intelligent public. Could the Review
bo induced by any means to maintain
by fair argument any position it might
take, instead of traducing those opposed
to it, it might with some degree of com
plaiccncy solace itself with the thought
that honesty and fair dealing with an
opponent would Le the best policy.
C. E. B.
Mr. A. Marks, cjndidato for mayor oa
tho Water Company's ticket, saya he is
proud of his record while a councilman
on tho citv'd board. For his benefit as
well as that of the city we hero present a
part of that record from the minutes in
the recorder's book :
February 20, 1SUI, uioti the passage of
ordiance number 103, for tho electric
light contract, upon its third reading,
tho ayej were, Carltleld, Sheridan,
.Fiint, AIark& and Ktlu 4I1 ; tiui uliolc
board voting for it.
April 23, 1S31, upon the passago of or
dinance number 111 for the tewenigc
and city hall contract, upon its thiru
reading the ayes were, Cawlfield, Sheri'
dan, Mark.', Flint and Fitzhugh: the
whole board voting tor it.
The result of his action in part, in the
matter of the electric light, cost the
city $2,400 a year and iu part, his vote on
the seweraze contract cost tbc city
$25,000, on which the city pays an an'
nual interest of $1750.00
The foregoing is a part of tiie record of
which he is proud, bn: not his whole
record while uctiru in the capacity of
city trustee.
The Citizen's Ticket.
The citizen's ticket nominated last
Monday is entitled to and should re
ceive tho support of the general public
A public rail was made and all citizens
were entitled to the privilege of meeting
in council and participating in its action
No one can tuke exception to the ersoa
alityof the men nominated, for they are
men well-known, men of responsibility
and integrity of character, men who, if
elected, will ierform the duties incum
bent upon them to the satisfaction of
the public and in the best interest of tho
city. Rosebnrg at this time wants to
put in olncial position men worltiy o
public trust; men who, regardless of per
sonal feeling or political affiliations will
pat forth every effort in their power to
advance the wclllare of all, and men who
cannot bo swerved from duty by hopes
of pecuniary gain, or unworthy ambition
to attain to prominenco in public life
The citizen's ticket is composed
of men possesing the necessary
qaalific ations for the Ksitions
to which they havo been nominated, and
it is hoped and believed that they will
receive the hearty 8uport of all who dc
siro the city's welfaro, and who are de
sirous that peace and tranquility shall
prevail in our borders, ui tiie iwrson
ality of tho opposition ticket wo will not
presume to offer anything to their dis
credit, bnt are free to admit that they
aro worthy rnon. Yet tho citizens hav
ing mot in mass meeting and after Ink
ing into consideration the condition of
affairs in the citv, nominated a ticket
certainly worthy of support, and should
receive that support, not only without
murmur, but gladly and with tho cer
tainty that the interests of tho city can
safely be intrusted into their hands.
Baker City will endeavor to havo tho
next session of the grand lodge Knights
of Pythias of the state held in that city,
says a isaker Lity paper. So will Kose
nurg. ii ougni uy rights ins Held 111
Southern Oregon and if Itosclmrg peo
ple win oniy get 11 move 011 tney may
get it .
From Friday's Dally.
Baxter of Coffeo Creek is in
T. J
A. H. Plulter of Althouso was in town
Wm. Irwin of Ten Milo was in the
city today.
C. E. Hooper ol Baltimore is at tho
Van Houten.
F. W. Hempe of Eugene is at the
Van Houten.
J. L. Scott of San Francisco was in the
city yesterday.
Wm. Irwin, Kstmaster of Ten Mile, is
iu the city today.
G. Pettit of Tillamook was at tho Van
Hounten yesterday.
T. D. Alexander of Eugeue is regis
tered at tho Van Houten today.
C. L. Kestcr of Olalla made the Plain-
dealkii a pleasant bueinesa call today.
Miss Adams and Mies Hart of Myrtlo
Point nro stopping at the Van Houten.
Go to G. W. Kruso for fresh groceries.
Hu has a large supply uiid his prices are
just right.
Mr. S. A. Walker of Coquille City,
Coos county, camo over to this city today
on business.
Subset ibe lor the daily I'lainukallii
and get tho news fresh within a few
hours after it transpires.
Mr. Dysinger, of tho firm of Flook &
Dysingcr, has beeun tho construction of
a residenco just west of their factory.
W. C. Winstou is in the city today.
lie fa) s he has linishi-d drying his prune
crop, amounting to about 40,000 pounds,
Jndge Fullcrton and District Attorney
U. ji. lirowu leave tomorrow mormug
for Empire City to attend court there
next week.
Married, iu this city, October 2, at tho
house of I. M. Davenport, Duel Jarvis
and Jennie Beaslcy, John Hamlin, J. P.
Tho Richardson kettle drums are now
doing duty at the Portland exposition,
T. K. having kindly loaned them to the
Marino band for the occasion. They
were also used at the Hate fair at Salem.
M. M?rliDtht?agent hero of the Ore
gon Fruit Union, has several men at
work nailing together fruit boxes prepar.
atuv to the thipsient of both dried and
fresh, which will be quito extensive
during tho following two weeks.
Stage robber Elda Wood, 011 the con
clusion of his preliminary examination
by Commissioner Ijagliarj- today, was
bonnd over in the sum of $1500. He
will bo taken to Portland tonight by U.
Marshal Carroll and B. Brockway.
Trie citizens' ticket was nominated nt
a public meeting composed of more than
half the legal voters of the city. The
so-called "taxpayer's" ticket was nomi
nated at a react conclave held no one
knows where, and by whom no one dare
Miss Jennie Limbocker has resigned
her position m the Roseburg school to
accept ono in Portland. Miss Lena
Willis has been elected to till tho va
cancy. Miss Limbocker goes to Portland
immediately to lake ctiarge ol tier new
The power of tho press is demonstrated
by tho fa :t that a ecrew driver which was
taken surreptitiously lrom one ot our
citizens, was returned within three or
four days after a pressing invitation to
do so appeared in this paper, with cer
tain consequences to follow upon a fail
ure to return it.
ino aiicclli Bros, nave nearly com
pleted burning of a brick kiln of 100,000,
anese gentlemen aro tilling tbe bill in
this branch ol manufacture. If the de
roand were four times what it is they
would turnish tho required quantity.
They understand tbe business and aro
equal to the demand.
Rev. G. N. Anncs, late pastor of tho
Baptist chu'eh of this city, has gone to
Ashland, having accepted a call there.
He has also received a call to go to San
Jose, Cal., and if amicable arrangements
can be made with the Ashland people he
will probably cancel his engagement
there and gj to San Joso.
the weather is delightful, warm as
spring, the grass is 'growing finely and
Nature wears her most pleasant smile
mid emerald drapery. The mercury
has climbed up to 70 in the shade. How
is that you Mississippi valley folk?
Don't you wish you were here to enjoy
it nnd eat our big red apples white your
cars nro charmed by song birds and
your brow fanned by Z9puyrs?
Tho genius of American citizenship
the security of tho right of franchise
His riultt to vote or Hold otlico does not
depend upon how much he is worth
dollars and cents hut iitwn ins worth as
an honest and patriotic man. If he de
means himself as a law abiding, well
diso;cd man he is guaranteed tho right
to make a choice of who shall mako and
administer the laws under which he
lives and to whicii he owes allegiance
No property qualifications arc required
by tho laws of Oregon.
From Saturday's Dally.
Cha3. Frisbio of McMinnville is at (ho
Van Houten.
J. M. Hartley of San Diego is at tho
Van Houten.
F. Hatfield came down from his ranch
today on business.
D. L. Newton of Central Point is stop
ping at the Van Houten.
Mr. L. Conn and wife come over from
Cleveland today on business.
Social dance tonight at tho Armory.
Music by Roseburg orchestra.
Albert Blackman of San Francisco is
registered at the Van Houten.
C. W. Smith of Roberts Creek was do
ing business in the city today.
K. B. Dixon of Deer creek camo down
from his ranch today on business.
Chas. Morianty of Leavenworth,
Wash., is registered at the Van Honten.
L. L. Hurd of South Deer Creek is in
the city today, as affable as when he run
the electric light plant.
John Dixon, who lias been very sick
for several days is reported better, with
hopes of his final recovery.
E. Dixon of North Umpqua is in the
city today. He reports that his hops
have yielded well for the first crop.
L. P. McCarty of San Francisco,
author of the SUtistican and Economist,
is in tbo city today in tho interest of his
The bond syndicate is dissolved, and
netted G per cent on its investment. All
tbe same, we don't believe another bond
issue will be farmed out to a Wall street
It has cost Spain twenty million do!
lais so far to fight tho Cubans, and the
i revolution is gaining steadily. Why not
jsavt money bj recognizing the independ
ence of the gem of tbe Antilles?
A Blaker, the manager of the Sbedd
warehouse, has been held to the grand
jury in tbe sum of $1000 bonds, on the
charge of disposing of 9000 bushels of
wheat left in store in his warehouse.
The cash receipts from the shipment of
more than 30 cars of green fruit, and the
arrival of a multitude of hop-pickers with
checks to cash and supplies to buy,
made money plentiful and traffic lively
in Eugene last week.
Tho famous log -chuto at La Grande,
U miles from top to bottom, has served
its usefulness and the lumber in it will
now be cut up intox cordwood. More
than 3,400,000 feet of logs were shot
down tbe chute, and it was a financial
success. Tbe timber immediately tribu
tary to the chute lias been all cut away,
so the chute will be cut up.
Citizen taxpayers, it becomes you to
be on hand at tho polls Monday and do
your duty. If you are oppoocd to a
heavy tax, vote the citizen's ticket. If
the Water Company's ticket is elected it
means a ten to fifteen years contract
with the Water Company at from $1000
to $1500 yearly expense It is with you
to decide the issue now pending.
In yesterday's paper wo said while
commenting on tho water company's
ticket that A. Marks was present at tbe
citizens' meeting last Monday, as we
wero informed he was. Mr. Marks, how
ever, denies being at that meeting, and
also states that he forbade tbe use of his
name as a candidato for mayor. Admit
ting such to be the fact, it is a fact also
that a friend of his, David Moore, nomi
nated him. It is also a fact that Mr,
Marks received at that meeting 52 votes,
and had he rezeived a majority it is rea
sonable to conclude be would havo ac
cepted the nomination. This conclusion
wo get from the fact that he has accept
ed a nomination for the same office from
the Water Company party, which party
supported him at the meeting. It is rea
sonable to suppose also, that Mr. -Marks
is favorable to a renewal of the contract
with tho company or the company would
not now favor his election.
The Road Parliament.
GovernorLord has received fromSecre
tary Morton, of the department of agri
culture, and Roy Stone, special agent
and engineer of the "road inquiry,"
request for a list of persons who would
represent Oregon at tho "road parlia
munt" at Atlanta, October 17, IS and
10. The governor takes a deep interest
in nil efforts to secure good roads, and
would be glad to receive the names and
addresses of citizens of Oregon who
would accept appointments as delegates
and attend the "road parliament" on
the dates stated. Alse, ho would be
pleased to have the names of farmers
who could attend the "farmers' con
gress'at the same plart.
Now is the time to subscribe.
Tbe Review says, "quite a number ol
representative citizens of tho town have .
requested the Review to announce that
the following 'taxpayers ticket' will be iu
the field next Monday." Apropos of
this, announcement, let it be observed
that the citizens, in response to a call
signed by a large number of representa
tive men, made public by publication
and by posters, inviting them, irrespect
ive of party, to meet in mass convention
at the conrt house Monday, September
30, kt 7:30 o'clock forlthe purpose of
nominating a ticket for the approaching
election, &c, &c. In response to thtt
call more than half the legal voters in
the city met and made a ticket. Messrs.
A. Marks, F. W. Carroll and V. C. Lon
don were nominated and yoted for, for
the offices of mayor, marshal and re
corder respectively, but it appears were
not placed upon the ticket, the citizens
choosing others for those places.
By the usages of all such meetings a
man who submits bis name before s '
regular publicly called meeting and in
which he takes part, is in honor bound
by the result.
Mr. II. C. Stanton was urged in the
ward caucus to become a candidate for
councilman of the second ward, but be
positively refused to be a candidate.
Now these men's names are on an op
position ticket. Of course there is no
legal bar to them submitting their names
as candidates for any office, but it looks
very like the doctrine of seceeders. They
went into the convention, submitted
their claims, but were beaten fairly by
legal voters, by men whose rights are as
questioned. Now that tbe ticket does not suit the
Roseburg Water Company, after being
defeated in the convention in which
they took part they make a kick and
have, in secret cabal, entered into a
scheme to defeat the wishes of the citi
zens by pntliog out a ticket favorable to
tho water company. They seek to de
ceive the people by dubbing it "Tax
payer's Ticket."
By their action they have placed them
selves in antagonism to the citizens who
met in a fair, open and manly way,
made no effort at secrecy in any way
other than la any citizen's right to vote
for the man of his choice in open con
vention, free to eyery taxpayer iu the
city. Now they propose to defeat a
ticket tbey took part in making,
Citizens of Roseburg, the fight is be
tween the Roseburg Water Company
and the citizens. If you want to con
tinue to pay tribute to that corporation
for the next ten or fifteen years, vote
the Water Company ticket alias tho
'Taxpayer's Ticket," for that is the
main issne, disguise it as you may.
In the first ward the people, in a pib-
licly called meeting, selected Robert
Yates and David Clements; the second
ward, F. P. Brown and G. W. "Worthing
ton; the third ward, Wm. Perry and J.
M. Fletcher; the fourth ward, H. C.
Slocum and F. II. Churchill . all lezal
voters as provided by the city charter
and by ordinances thereunder, and while
they are neither -Websters, Clays nor
millionaires, they are all honest men
and will not be cajoled into saddling a
tax on the people for corporate greed.
On the bolters, taxpayers, alias Water
Company, alias taxeafera' ticket are two
government pap suckeis, R. M. Veatcb
of the landofEce and W. U. Fisher of
the post office, one a carpet-bagger..
Both good men iu their place but how
does it look for men drawing good "sal-.
aries from Uncle Sam to join in a fight iu
the interest of a monopoly. Why don't
the moguls of the Water Company ask
to be elected out and out, and not try to
do their work by proxy.
Business and Politics.
Mr. Jones Eends Mr. Smith a note
stating tbat he had urgent business to
lay before him and requested his imme
diate presence at bis office up town.
With visions of getting a good bill for bis
goods, Mr. Smith drops every thing and
immediately presents himself at Mr.
Jones' office, and with a polite bow
wipes the inspiration from his manly
brow inquires the nature of the business
"Well, Mr. Smith it is this, I have been
a good patron of yours, and have had a
very high opinion of you. I trust you
will vote tbo taxpayer's ticket next Mon
day; it will be to your interest to vote
that ticket do you see?"
"I don't see," said Mr. Smith, "and
what is more when you want to talk
politics with me I advise you to come to
my office. For the present I propose to
do as I please in such things. I don't
owe you anything. Good day sir."
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