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ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1895.
OpcalHg Argument Begun.
San Fiuncisco. Oct. 24. At tho re
quest of General Dickinson, Miss Cun
ningham was recalled to the eland this
morning "at tho opening of the Dnrrant
trial. She was asked a few unimportant
questions and then excused, after which
the prosecution announced that it rested
Assistant District Attorney Peixotto
then began the opening argument for
tho prosecution, and after dwelling at
length on the importance of the case on
account of the brutality of the murder,
he said he was prepared to answer four
questions asked by the defense at the
opening of the case, vir: Where was
Blanche Lament murdered; when was
she murdered ; by whom was she murder
ed, and what was the motive? He said
the prosecution believed it had proved
Miss Lamont was murdered in Emanuel
church on the afternoon of April 3 by
Theodore Darrant. The motive he as
cribed to some unbridled passion that
prompted Jack the Ripper to murder
women in the Whitechapel district of
London. lie said the state never bad
and never would demand the life of an
innocent man, but he believed the evi
dence justified the prosecution in asking
a verdict ot guilty with the penalty fixed
at death. So far as Durrant's previous
good reputation was concerned he said
that carried out the theory of the prose
cution, as Mias Lamont would not have
gone to a lonely place with anybody in
whom she did not bavo the utmost con
fidence. Mr. Peixotto then reviewed the testi
mony from the time Miss Lamont left
the normal school on Powell street in
company with. Darrant until she entered
the church with him. After dwelling
on the manner in which Darrant en
ticed the unsuspecting girl to the belfry
and murdered her, he began an analysis
of Durrant's action.
"Stripping her body of its clothing
and even taking from her fingers the
rings which she wore," he said, "this
defendant laid out the form of this poor
girl so that in after years when the skel
eton should be found in the belfry there
would be nothing to tell that the bleach
ed bones were those of Miss Lamont.
In doing'this he did not go about it as
a person unskilled in the handling of
bodies would have done, for he blocked
the head np with a piece of wood so
that the night air might circulate freely
under the body and reduce the liability
"Then it might be eopposed that he
would have quietly slipped out of the
church and gone away from a place that
must hare had so much of horror for
him. But not so with this cool, calcu
lating young man who showed on the
stand that.be was more conning even
than his own lawyers, and smarter than
the district attorney who was question
ing him. Egyptian darkness was none
to dark for him and he chose to remain
in the church. To go out he might
have met Janitor Sademan or somebody
else he knew, and seeing his pale face,
disheveled hair and trembling form they
would have asked : ' What makes you
eo pale?' so he went down stairs prob
ably not having heard King playing on
the piano, as Ms crime was all his mind
"Coming through the sliding door, as
King said, he stopped a moment. King
asked him why he was so pale. Darrant
did not realize bis pallor, and ho was un
prepared for the question. Before be
thought of the full meaning, he uncon
sciously spoke of the crime he bad com
mitted. "You would be pale if you had
been through what I hare' he replied.
Been through what? Those fateful
words could not even be wrong from the
unwilling witness King. They were spo
ken by Dnrrant when on the .stand in
one of the lapses of memory which .al
ways come to guilty consciences. When
he uttered those words to King he knew
at once that be bad spoken of bis secret,
and at once contrived an explanation.
Then be told the story of having been
overcome by gas, the truth of which has
has been eo positively refuted by other
witnesses. They were the words of a
guilty man, and told of a horriblo crime
be had hoped to conceal,"
The court took a recess until 2 o'clock,
when District Attorney Peixotto will con
tinue bis argument.
Dnrrant was as unconcerned as ever
this morning, but bis fatter and mother
showed more than they ever have before
their aniexty over the outcome of tho
People of Juneau Excited.
Wabhixgton, Oct. 24. Tho people of
Juneau may possess their souls in poaco,
said Superintendent Daffield, of the coast
and geodetic survey, aa to the possibility
of that city being iucluded in English ter
ritory If tho results of our tmryoy of the
boundary lino betweeu Alaska and tho
British possessions, as far as made, may
be accepted as assurance. They seem to
bo unnecessarily worked-npovertbe situ
ation. They should know that tho com
missioners acting in behalf of this country
and Great Britain will have no voico in
he final determination of tho dispute, as
it will be settled by the high officials of
the foreign affairs offices of the countries.
Tho mission of tho commissioners is to
furnish data upon which these function
aries can reach a conclusion, and it is
with this end in view that our engineers
havo been in the field this summer and
last. If our line is accepted Juneau will
fall many miles within the American
line.' Of course, if England's claim as to
tho location of tho dividing line running
through Clarence straits and Bachran
channel and computing the ten marine
leagues specified in the treaty from tho
outer shore of the islands, along tho
coast instead of from the mainland is
recognized, Juneau would probably be in
danger of becoming a British town, but
I do not seo bow, in the face of tho facts,
such a settlement can bo reached, and I
do not believe there is any great danger
that the matter will be determined on
General Dufiield cays that practically
all the guld district on the Yukou river
district lies within American territory, as
determined by American surveyors. Fnr
thermore, be thinks the prospects are
good for the United States holding
Chilcat pass, the possession of which is
regarded as of importance, as it is the
gateway to much of tho interior country
of the Northwest.
Dexvks, Oct. 33. E. B. Jordan, of
Ontario. Gil., stopped here enroute from
Chicago to his home to investigate on
behalf of friends the alleged miraculous
cures performed by Francis Schlatter,
who is treating 1000 persons daily by lay
ing on of hands. Mr. Jordan lias reached
tho conclusion that Schlatter is a person
of unsound mind, and that his preten
sion to be divinely inspired is nonsense,
lie thinks Schlatter pot sessed magnetic
power by means of which he can help
persons suffering from rheumatism, bat
that his healing power does not go !e
yond this. Mr. Jordan made careful in
quiry regarding a number ol alleged
cures and found them all to be of imagi
Russia and Japan.
London, Oct. 24. A special from
Shanghai says a Russian squadron of 15
ships has left Vladivoatock for Chemulpo
and Fn ban. Hie Japanese fleet in For
mosan waters, it is also stated, has been
recalled, and it is announced on excellent
authority that seyeral British warships
hare been ordered to sail for Corea.
It is stated at Shanghai that the Japan
ese reply to the demand of Rnssia that
the former evacuate Corea is coached in
pacific but firm language, and protests
against dictation by Russia in Corean af
fairs. It is regarded at Shanghai as cer
tain that Russia will permanently occupy
The Shanghai dispatch also says the
situation is most grave, and preparations
for the expected struggle are visible on all
sides. But It is hoped the solution of the
difficulty will be found in Russia and
Japan agreeing to divide Corea.
The News in Washington.
Washington, Oct. 24. The cable re
ports that a Russian fleet of 15 vessels
was on its way to Corea, attracted much
attention among the diplomatic repre
sentatives of the East to whom it was
shown. It was regarded as presenting
grave conditions, if the facts as reported
are true. The fact that Fu San is one of
the points toward which tho Russians are
beading is pointed out as especially sig
nificant. Fu San is at the southeastern extremity
of Corea, and is the point nearest Japan,
being only 12 hours' sail from the Japan
ese mainland. Further north is Won
San, tbe strategic point in Corea, which
the Russians havo long sought to secure.
It is on Broghton's bay, in tho middle of
the east of Corea. The bay is the only
useful harbor in tho stretch ol 600 miles
along the east coast of Corea. The har
bor is perfectly sholtered and is open the
year round. Leading authorities agree
that it will ultimately bo tbe terminus of
the trans-Siberian railway, which Russia
is building. For these reasons, tho move
xnent ol the Russian fleet toward theso
points of strategic importance is watched
China's Treaty with Russia.
Londos, Oct. 25. Tho Times' Hone
Kong correspondent learns from a reliable
source that by the recently concluded
Rosso-Chinese treaty. Russia obtains
rights to anchor her fleet at Port Arthur
and to construct and work under Russian
administration railways from Nortchinsk
and Tsitsihar to Vladivoatock and from
Tsitsihar to Port Arthur, together with
other commercial advantages to which
"the most-favored nations" clause is not
applicable. But tbo Chinese reserve tho
option to purchase tho railways 20 years
benco at a price to be arranged hereafter.
In an editorial commenting upon this
dispatch the Times says this morning:
'Our correspondent has close relations
with men who aro able to penetrate be
neath the surface ol things. His start
ling nows, therefore, cannot bo disregard
ed even ns is too probablo, though it be
followed by an official denial. Russia
cannot possibly imagine that tho great
powers will view with indifference such
a destruction of tint balance of powur,
which is'almost unparalleled in its au
dacity. China's option to purchaso the
railways is a jest almost too cynical to
find u placo in any serious diplomatic
transaction. Under tho indicated con
ditions Manchuria would practically be
come a Russian province, while Peking
would be within Russia's grip. Russian
statesmen are so well awaro of the mag
nitude of tho changes involved that it is
impossible that they execute them unless
they have definitely resolved to abandon
the cautious and pacific jwlicy of tho last
reign and plunge into vast und dangerous
activities. To say nothing of Japan, Eng
land and Germany, and even Franco, in
spite of her complaisance, could scarcely
fail to perceive that her friendship had
been exploited with undue thoroughness.
Execution of Young Turks.
London, Oct. 24. Tho Standard has
further details from its Constantinople
correspondent regarding tbe execution of
the 50 young Turks arrested Saturday on
charges ol excesses during tho Armenian
riots. The 50 culprits, after a trial, were
convoyed by night aboard a Turkish
man-of-war, whoso baits took them into
the swiftest current and dropped them
overboard. The correspondent contin
"I am able tu assert that these meas
ures have eutirely broken the spirit of
the TurMsh revolutionists. Hassan
Pasha, minister of marine, is aleo sus
pected, and is closely watched.
Washington, Oct. 24 It was due to
the activity of Minister Dupuy de Lome,
the Spanish representatives in Washing
ton, that tho band of Cubans charged in
Deiuware with being filibusters have
been apprehended in one of the Bahama
islands. News of the capture refeired to
heretofore has been confirmed by official
advice3. Since tho acquittal at Wilming
ton of tbe Cohans, the minister has re
ceived reports ol their movements, but
took no step3 toward their apprehension
until they reached one of the Bahama
islands and were under the jurisdiction
of the BriiMi authorities. Tho latter
were quick to act on the information
from Washington, nnd as r.o British war
vessel wos at tho point of the Cuban
rendezvous, a ship was ordered to pro
ceed Irom Jamaica. The captnro was
effected without difficulty and the pris
oners taken to Nassau, where they will
be tried by Ilia British. The impression
among officials here is that tbe snspecta
will be dealt with by tbo British authori
ties in a summary way. The capture is
regarded as one of the most important
thus far made.
Spain Will Resent Recognition.
London, Oct. 24. The Central News
has a dispatch from Madrid saying the
government has decided upon arming the
Spanish Transatlantic Company's steam
ers and the conversion of the old cruisers
Nnmancia and Victoria into modern war
ships for the Cuban service. This action
on the part ot the government is regarded
as a preparatory measure against the rec
ognition of tho insurgents as belligerents
by any American government. It is ac
cepted as a certainly that Spain would
regard such recognition on tho part of
any government as a violation ol inter
national law and would immediately
place the nation upon a war footing.
Spain and Great Britain.
Minneapolis, Oct. 25. A member of
the Cuban junta, now in the Northwest,
today declared there was a secret com
pact between Spain and England, which
accounts for the seizure of the fillibus
tering expeditions in tho Bahama is
lands, by which Spain is to turn over
the islands of Dos Pinos, at tho south
western point of Cuba, to England in
return for England's promises to pre
vent the fitting out of expeditions from
West Indian dependencies. The isle of
Dos Pinos would givo England an im
mense valuable naval station command
ing the only channel to the Nicaraguan
canal not now controlled by England.
He also asserts that Cuba will soon havo
a modern navy of fivo vessels under the
command of Admiral do Mellow, a Bra
zilian sailor, two ships to come from
Brazil and one from Chili. He admits
an effort will soon be made to float nn
issuo of $20,000,000 Cuban bonds.
From Friday's Dally.
J. C. Dodd of Ashland is in the city.
J. G. Heald of Drain is in the city
II. L. Englo of Peel was in town yes
terday. Win. Elleii8burg of Drain is in the
J. T. Henderson of Scottsburg is in
C. L.Johnson of Eugene was in the
Old Sol broko through the fog again at
12 o'clock today.
Jeff Williams of Looking Glass was in
W. H. Byron of Camas valley was in
the city Thursday.
J. W. Grubbs of St. Louis is registered
at the Van Houten.
B. J. Trowbridge o( Camas valley was
in the city yesterday.
Martin V. Andrews of Gardiner was
in the city yesterday.
Mrs.C. W. Wroe of Gardiner is a
guest at the VanHouten.
A. M. Stanton and wife of Brockway
were in town yesterday.
E. Wade of Eugene was registered at
the McClallen yesterday.
Mrs Rowe and daughters of Gardiner
arc stopping at tho VanHouten.
J. M. Lush of Sacramento, Cal., was
a guest at the McClallen yesterday.
Howard Dodson and H. Guy of Port
land are registered at the VanHouten.
Mrs. Fred. Pnge-Tustin has returned
from her trip to Portland and the Sound
H. Ongerth, W. G. Martin and J.
Vance of San Francisco were in the city
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Buell and the
Misses Lucy and Blanche Buell were in
the city yesterday.
Attorneys Tcstin and Str-tford will
visit Mt. Scott tomorrow, to attend the
Barker vs. Tipton trial before Justice
In Juetice Hamlin's court today Mrs.
Funny Austin, charged with libel, waived
examination and was held to await the
action of the grand jury. Bonds, J250.
Dr. Strange, the dentist, has removed
his office to the Taylor & Wilson build
ing Call and seo him in hu uew
quarters if you want first-class dental
Willis Brown of the Oregon Fruit
Union came up from Portland yesterday
to oversee the grading and packing of
fruit now ready at the Union ware
rooms. Eugene Ambrose, who was injured by
falling down an elevator shaft in Port
land a few days ago. desires to make a
correction the statement of the Oregon
ian that he was intoxicated at tho time.
He was not intoxicated.
Mr. Kennedy of the M. E. Church
will address the W. C. T. U. at their
public meeting next Monday evening at
the Presbyterian church. Sir. Black of
the Baptist church will also make a few
remarks. All are invited.
C. D. McFarlin harvested his cranber
ry crop last week, and was rather disap
pointed in tbe yield of berries, the crop
amounting to only 500 bushels. North
slough, where his cranberry bog is situ
ated, is close to tho ocean, and the
weather was unusually cold there this
summer, which accounts for the short
age. Coos Bay News.
From Saturday'! Daily.
Geo. Quine of Riddle is in town today.
I. Bach of New York is at the McClal
len. Julius Seigel of New York is in the
F. S. Gilchrist of San Francisco is in
Walter Jackson of Portland is in town
Grant Levens of Galesville is in town
J. A. Thornton of St Louis is in tho
Chas. Crolt of Oregon City is in the
Max Mayer of Portland is a guest at
Miss Darling ol Portland is a guost at
Capt. J.C. T.Nash of Medford is in
the city, today.
R. M. Conkling is seriously ill at his
homo in this city.
F. D. Hennessy of Chicago is n guest
at Hotel Van Houton.
Cy Smith of Happy Valley was in the
city today on business.
James Laird of Brewster valley reined
in his steeds upon Roseberg's streets this
morning. James is as full of the
essenco ol human kindness as' ever, and
it never fails to effervesce with mirth.
Dr. C. A. Frye of Marshfield is stop
ping at tho Van Houten.
M. S. Ryan nnd daughter, Viola, of
Glendale are in the city, today.
Mrs. Martha Pierce of Deer Creek
gave tho Plaindeausu a pleasant call to
day. John M. Gearin, democratic candidate
for congressman in 183S, ia in the city
Taxes are still coming in, about 1400
being received at the sheriff's office this
F. B. Waite of Roberts Creek was
greeting his many friends in the city
A. Thrush of Camas Valley made the
Plalvdealer a pleasant business call
while in town, today.
Prof. Spoon, who has been teaching at
Brockway for several months, came to
the city, today, on a business trip.
John U. Haskin and Mias Kosa Carson
were married by Justice John Hamlin at
his offico, Friday afternoon, Oct. 25, 1895.
The Shasta Limited which left Port
land last night at 10 o'clock with 9 cars,
passed through Roseburg this morning.
Thoa. G. McGuire, A. L. McCulIoch,
II. C. Whito and Harry Pritchard of
Portland are guest at the Van Houten,
Ttie Richard Bros., of th Racket Store,
aro removing from tho S locum building
to tho Stanton builditi, formerly oc
cupied by Jack Abraham.
Now is that joyous season come,
When merry seed birds pipe.
And buckwheat cakes and sausage
Aro getting good and rie.
Salem hopbuyers have purchased sev
eral lots of hops in Polk county this
week, amounting to 500 bales. Tbe
prices paid were l, OJ4 and 6. cents.
Siuthern Oregon clinWo is generally
admitted to be conductive to longevity,
and this was strongly substantiated the
other day when a trio of Ashland men,
the youngest 6S years of age, devoted a
little spare time to calculating the num
ber ol men, in Ashland alone, of that age
and over. They easily counted up a full
Tho Sunday services at the M. E.
church will consist; first in Pastoral ad
dress at 11a. m. by the newly installed
pastor, and a sermon in the evening on
the Presence and Calls of Christ. Other
services as usual. A largo attendance of
the church is greatly desired. AH are
The annuil inspection of A. Co., 2d
Regt,, O. N. G., took place last night at
Armory Hall in this city, before inspect
ing officers Col. J. Jackson, U. S. A., of
Portland, Col. G. O. Yoran of Eugene,
Adj. Gen. B. B. Tuttle of Portland and
Major S. Collins of Arlington. Alter in
spection all hauls proceeded to enjoy
themselves by gaily "tripping tho light
fantastic." A pleasant time is reported.
Tho followiug data, compiled from the
Weather Bureau records at Roseburg,
Oregon, cover the period given for the
month named, and should prove of value
and interest in anticipating tbe more im
portant meteorological elements, and
the range within which such variations
may bo ox pec ted to keep for the coming
month ot November, 1S95.
Mean or normal temperature, 17.
Tbe warmest month was that of 1S91,
with an average of 49.
The coldest month was that of 18S0,
with an average of 39.
The highest temperature was 72 on
The lowest temperature was 18 on
Average date on which first "killing"
frost occurred in Autumn October 14.
Avorage date on which last "killing"
frost occurred in spring May 3.
Average precipitation for tho month,
Average number of days with .01 of an
inch or more, 12.
The greatest monthly precipitation was
S.7G inches in 1877.
The least monthly precipitation .19
inches in 1890.
The greatest amount of precipitation
recorded in any 24 consecutivo hours was
3.S5 inches on 6th and 7th, 1885.
Tho greatest amount ol snowfall re
corded in any 24 consecutive hours (re
cord extending to winter of 1884-5 only)
was 1.1 inches on the 22ud, 1SS9.
Average number of clear days, 6;
partly cloudy days, 12; cloudy days, 12.
The prevailing winds have been from
the northwest nnd southeast.
Tho highest velocity of the wind was
27 miles from the southeast.
Roseburg, October 24, 1895.
Price of Wool.
Tbe free traders promised the Ameri
can woolgrowera that free trade in wool
wonld advance tbe price of American
grown wool because the American manu
facturers would be enabled to anpply
both tbe homo market and the markets
of the world with woolen goods; hence,
here would be an extraordinary demand
for American-grown wool. The protec
tionists denied this, and said the effect of
free wool would be to lower the price ol
American-grown wool, and to advance
the price of wool in foreizn markets.
The protectionists were right. The free
traders were wrong.
A late report of the London woolraar
ket, dated September 27, bad tbeiollow
ing: "All combing wools have made tbe
greatest advance, greaaies being Id per
pound, and scoureds 2d per pound
higher than in July, with instances of a
still greater rise on wools, which, being
ofa more flimsy character, were then re
garded as on the border line between
combing and clothing, and are now
placed among the former class. Short
wools, which made no advance in tba
July series, are still relatively very cheap,
but at their low values tbe rise is now
12 to 15 per cent. Low-priced Iamb's
wool, which then was at a Iow-watar
mark, is Id per pound on grease and 2d
pound on scoured dearer; a gain of 8
"Crossbreeds of all grades participate
very fully in the rise. The finer onali-
ties, which were less affected in July, as
well as the coarser, which made a
greater move then, are equally 15 aod0
per cent dearer.
"All South African wools have en
hanced their value, the combine- an
much as 15 per cent, the clothing not
more than 10 per cent."
In contrast with the forecoinu reeartJ
of wool prices in London, we give the
following record of prices m Pbaaaal
phia and Boston of .'American-crrmrn
wool: On October 1, 1895, XX Ohio
washed was 15 cents per pound lower
than October 1. 1891 r tho orico of Ohio
medium washed was 15 cents lower; the
price of Ohio coarse washed (W Mrx-ril
was 11 cents lower; the price of Ohio
fine unwashed was 3 cents lower; the
price of Indiana and Missouri fine un
washed wool was 8 cents per pound
lower; the price of Indiana and Mis
souri medium unwashed ( blood) was
12 cents per pound lower: the nriee of
Indiana and Missouri coarse blood
unwashed) was 7) cents lower; the
price of XX Ohio scoured was 25X cents
lower; the price of Oregon and Colorado
fine was S4 cents lower; the price of
Ohio medium scoured was 25 cents
lower; the price of Ohio (J blood)
scoured was 15 cents lower; and the
price ol Oregon and Colorado fine
scoured was 27 cents lower.
The foreroine quotations of London
and American wool prices will prove
conclusively, once and forever, that free
wool in the United States is beneficial to
the foreign woolgrower and not to the
A tree, being a thing of life, there are
certain conditions favorable to its exis
tence. To secure the best of success,
the conditions must be supplied as fully
as possible. Perfect planting consists in
placing tbe tree or plant as nearly as pos
sible in the same condition as that in
which it was before taking up. Potting
it as deep as it formerly grew, and then
taking pains that the soil is in close con
tact with eveiy root and fiber. In pre
paring tbe place for the tree, tbe hole
shonld be larger than the roots when
spread out in their natural conditions.
Better cut off a root than bend it round
under itself, or under other roots. But
as it is always an item in transplanting
to have all the sound roots possible; it
will pay to make the hole large enough
to take all the roots naturally. Before
putting in the tree, cut off with a sharp
kuife all the bruised or broken roots,
making a sloping cut on tbe under side,
aa a smooth, clean cut heals soonest. It
is best to have the soil in the bottom of
the hole thoroughly loosened. II manure
is to be applied, have it thoroughly rot
tened and fined, and it will the better
incorporate with the soil. Then see that
it is filled in carefully around the roots.
More trees die from failure to have tbe
roots and soil come iu close contact than
from any other cause. After covering
the roots well, it will pay to tramp or
press the soil well down. Two persons
can work to good advantage in setticg
out a tree; one to hold the tree aud sift
in tho soil among the roots, and tbe other
to fine the dirt and shovel it in. After
the tree is planted, stake it well bo that
the winds cannot bend it in any direction.
For Sale or Rent.
Tbe Palmer sawmill. For particulara
address, E. C. Palmer, Drain, Or.