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ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1895.
Columbus, O., Dec. 12 Allen G.
Tburman died at 1 :15 today. Tbe death
of Thurman was a painful shock to tbe
general public here. Tho last reports
from him before today were to tlio effect
that he yrts doing Gnely. TheThnrman
residenco is about a mile from llio center
of town. Absolutely no other Information
came with tho announcement of his
death, save that it occurred at 1 :15 p. m.
Tbe immediate cause of his death was
a fall he sustained some weeks ago, from,
the effects of which it was thought be
bad partially, at least, recovered. He
was S2 years old on the 13th of last Ne
ve ruber, and had it not been for the ac
cident a month ago he might have lived
a number of years. lie has not been,
able to leave home for over a year, but
he could walk about the house without
assistance.coalu read, and retained ranch:
of the power of his once vigorous mind,
The shock of the accident, more than tho
actual physical injuries, seemed to im
pair his hold upon life.
Trouble With Apaches.
Washixgtos, Dec. 15. Tho war de
partment has received a telegram from
tho commanding officer at Fort Apache,
A. T., saj ing the trouble at Ctbuoul, oc-
cared out of an attempt by Sheriff
Thompson, of Globe, A. T., with a possn
to enter the Indian reservation to arrest
Indians who attempted to take stoajB
from ranches, whoes occupants were ab
sent. The Indians are said to have been
caught in the act, but bad taken nothing,
being discovered too soon.
Tbe inhabitants are much excited and
are gathered at Newion'B store at Canon
A man named Boise kilted tho Indian
whose body was found in the vicinity,
lie and two others gave themselves np
to Lieutenant Fenton and are now on'
the way to Globe.
Venezuela and France.
' st Washlkgtox, ijDee. 32. Ambassador
Eustis.it ia understood, is continuing
his effort to adjust tbe difficulty be
tween France and Venezuela growing
out of the expulsion of the French min
ister to Venezuela. So far, Mr. Eustis
efforts have not been crowned with en
Columbus, O., Dec 11. Governor Mc
Kinley received a telegram last night
frem William II. Hahn, the Ohio mem
ber of tbe republican national committee
announcing the vote of the committee for
St. Louis is the place for holding the
"How do you like tbe selection" he
"Excellently," be answered, and
added: ''I had no preference."
"Are you surprised at tho result!"
"By no means. 1 felt sure that the
selection lay between St. Louis and
It Is understood here that McKinley
will not be a delegate-at-lsrge from Ohio
to tbe convention, though such a state
ment has been made in several papers.
To Rescue Durrani.
Han FKA-cisco,Dec.l2. Dorrant will
not go to San Quentin just yet. Once
more the supreme court has come to the
rescue of the murderer, and Judge
Murphy has been advised by Chief Jus
tice Beatty not to persevere in his re
fusal to grant a stay of execution. The
warrant for Dnrrant'a execution has,
consequently, not been given to tho
sheriff. Today Chief Justice Beatty
Judge Murphy, District Attorney Bar
nes and Attorneys Dickinson and Den-
prey, for tho prisoner, held a consnlta
tion, and as a result Durrant was grant
ed a 0 days stay of execution. "Within
the time specified Dickinson undertook:
to prepare a bill of exceptions in order
to perfect his appeal to the supreme
Rich Qold Mine.
New York, Dec. 13. A special lo'the
Herald from Buenos Ayres say :
Great excitement has been created
bear by tho discovery of rich gold mines
near Mendosa. An American firm is in
Soveral mines bate been opened and
tho ore taken out has proved to be re
markably rich. That part of it brought
here for assay by tbe government as Bayer
ran 35 ounces to the ton. This is be'
lieved to bo a fair average of all the ore
taken out. The discovery of the deposit
has been kept a profound secret until
the owners could perfect their plana.
sample of tbe ore Iibb been sent to Lon
don and a banking house in that city
has been interested in the financial oper
Coal and water ir abundance, aro near
byhd as tho ore- is freo milling, tho
work of developing tho mines will be
easy and the cost moderate.
ftlettdoea Is the capital ol tho province
of Mendcsa, which borders on tho pro
vinces of San Juan and San Luis. On
the western border are tin Andes moun
tains. It has a population of 20,009 and
tho province has a population of 100,000"
Porto Rico's Revolt.
New York, Dec. i3. A dispatch to
the Herald from Porto Rico savs:
"Great excitement has been earned
here among all classes by the discovery
of a conspiracy to overthrow tbe Spanish
rule on this island. Many persons, who
form a branch of tho Marti Revolution
ary Club, of Now Yoik, have been ar
retted and are ia prison at Sun Juan
"Tho present affair is tho outcome of
tho threatened revolution of a year ago,
when General Gamir, the Spanish governor-general,
attempted to demonetize
Mexican money, which is tho principal
currency of the island.
"A secret order was then formed, and
each member swore to fight for tho in
dependence of I'oilo ivico. One of the
lately initiated members betrayed tlu
scheme to (be governmeut, and General
Gamir ordered tbe arrest of the leaders.
On the way from Arrayo to San Juan
with the prisoner?, tho guards were at
tacked, but they succeeded iu pteefng
their prisoner in prison. Tho governor-
general has cabled to Spain for more
Garcia Turned Traitor,
New York, Dec. 13. A local
A dispatch from Havana, received at
the headquarters of Ilijos ;e dc Espana,
states that Francisco Garcia, one of the
insurgent chiefs, wlu joined the ranks
of the rebels last February, with Ama
dor Guerra, who was killed, has prc
cnted himself at General Campos' head
quarters at Santa Clara, and asked to be
Garcia was one of Maximo Garza's
ablest lieutenants, -and fought at his
ride at the battle of Dos Rios. Garcia
signified a desire to join the Spanish
"Not that I want to turn traitor and
fight my own oountrymcn," he said,
but to assist in putting down a war
which was ill-timed and ill advised, and
the continu&nce'of which means dread
ful misery and poverty on the island.
It is impossible for the insurgents to
win. They can do no more than they
have been doing. Thev occupy two
towns and several hamleteand enforced
living in the mountainous districts and
swamps is making havoc in their ranks.
Reports of battles resulting in the defeat
of the Cubans have greatly discouraged
them, and many are going back to their
former homes, tired of the fight, which
is now practically lost."
Garcia is known in this city. He
went to Cuba on one of the first expe
tions, and is believed to have been ouc
of the first to reach Puerto Principe
with a band of insurgents.
Panic at Stamboul.
CoxsTASTisoru:, via Sofia, Dec. 13.
There was a disturbance in Stamboul to
day, and it caused the spread ol rumors
so alarming that Galata and Per a wero
soon in a state of panic, and serious out
breaks wero threatened. ilii3, in view
of the passage through tho Dardanelles
of the British gunboat Dryad and tho
Italian gunboat Ar.chimeadc, as extra
gnardehips for the British and Italian
embassies, formed the basis for a report
that the rioting predicted by the Yildiz
Kiosk courtiers had actually commenced,
but happily the trouble- was not serious,
aituougn luo Armenians, as usual, are
accused of having attempted to bring
about an uprising. The panic, however,
was a striking evidence of the nervous
nets and apprehension which prevail
here as the result of tho long-drawn-out
negotiations between tho powers and the
sultan regarding tho suppression of tho
outbreaks in Asiatic Turkoy and the ad
mittance cf extra guardships into the
Simmered down to bare facts, the
cause of the panic was a fierce quarrel
between two Armenians in the Stamboul
quarters. Finally ono drew a revolver
and fired at his opponont. Tho shot was
tbe signal for all uproar, tho stampede of
spectators, and, entually, a panic
which spread from ono end of the city to
tbe other, until matters began to look
yery serious indeed.
Tho Armenians and other Christians,
terrified by the shouting and yelling, im
agined a fresh massacro had commenced.
They hurriedly closed their shops and
houses, barricaded tbeir doors and win
dows, concealed their most valuable bo
longings, and made all preparations pos
sible for their defense. Tho women as
well as tho men aimed themselves as
beet they could, after tho recent visits of
tho jol:ce, who searched their residences
for concealed weapons, and left tho un
fortunate peoplo very liltlo to fall back
upon for defenso in case of an uprising of
The Cabinet Crisis.
Washington, Dec. 13. In diplomatic
circles hero it is said that the cabinet
crisis in Spain will have no effect on the
policy of Spain toward Cuba, nor in any
way affect diplomacy or other general
questions. Tho crisis is duo to a local
contest in Madrid, into which someof
the cabinet ministers havo been drawn.
It is possible that the resignation of tho
minister of justice may result in execut
ing the plan of Cuban reforms sooner
than contemplated. These reforms, giv
ing limited automony to Cuba, were
adopted last March, but the minister of
justico withhold execution because the
island was in rebellion.
Burmah would be a paradise for tho
new woman if sho could bo induced to
emigrate thither. The Burmese women
are, according to a recent writer, tho
freest on earth. Men and women aro
equal. Both share inheritances alike,
and women, like men, inherit abso
lutely. No trustees stand between a
woman and her property, and when she
marries no transfer is made. She keeps
her own propcity, her husband his. He
has no longer control over her actions
at all. She does not sacrifice her fam
ily name in marriage, Property ac
quired with her husband is held jointly
in a legal partnership. Burmese women
go into business iust as the men do.
When marriage occurs, the woman will
go on. with her trade, the man with his
"True Blue Democrat"
A biped with a cros3 on his back signi
fying himself "Democrat" in Monday's
Review, saya he is camping on my trail
Ibis lvinu in ambush is no more than
expected, although I am surprised at this
frank declaration of a favorite method of
ono ol lue sect, ibis re tain Jo mo oi
a deadly rattlesnake getting ready to
strike, but thanks to the American Pro
testants and tho liberal American Cath
ohes, his fangs are drawn, and he is
harmless. Therefore I will condescend
lo give his snakeship a tritla of advice
Now, Mr. Snake-ship, your reprint of the
Poitlandcr to a democrat, means what it
"Tiial v.e have more specific platform
declarations this vear than we bad bo-
ore. Therefore we cau look for greater
success in American legislation."
This, you don't want to see, for v-ou
Inow it ia the death knell to your cher
ished ideas of democracy. Now, for your
benefit as well as others, I wish to say
that "Mu-Mly t-hirt" waving and "whip
ping into line arguments arc played
out; wearef .r pure democracy, which
ia America first, last and all the time
and we sink party differences in a strong
pu'.I for Ihose American principles our
forefathers give us. We know (ami vou
also) that sectarian inilueucc has prosti
tutcd all turtles, and our aim is to purify
politics, therefore we start to banish it
imd frown down anv aspirant for Ameri
can honors who claim a just allegiance to
any foreign power, or potentate, who al
low their subjects to mako oath with a
mental reservation, which is undent
cratic and uu-American. Now, Mr.
Snakeship, I am a "true blue democrat,'
your assertion to the contrary notwith
htauding, while you belong to tho prosti
tilted democracy, who uphold that 10 per
cent of the population of these United
States shall hold 00 per cent of tbe
offices. This is the caso today with you
and you cannot deny it, without taking
mental reservation. You cannot deny
that 00 per cent of tho prostituted demo
cratic appointees in this county and stale
are men who in their real belief think it
their right and duty to mako oath with a
mental reparation. But why ask yon?
Even now you aro ready to dony (with a
mental lcsavation.) As I said before,
we aro starting on a small scale for
justice, truth and right, and your prosti
tuted prominent democratic men in tbie
section, haye failed to livo up to our
standard of- "True Blue Democracy"
owing to their mental resevation.
Therefore wo waut "none of you." We
cry with Oliver Wendell Holmes:
(SUE AT flOI), CilVE I'M GOOD MEN 1
God, i;ivc w men: A time like Hits demand
Great licnrtt, true fitllti and wilting hands,
Men whom the lust ul office docs not till;
Men whom the spoils of office cau not buy;
Men who jhis.scss an opinion nnd n will;
Men who lmo honor, men who will not lie.
True Blue Democrat.
Tho way lo make your local paper in
teresting is to send to it, or givo it's rc
liorter every item of news you may get.
By such a method you can help the
paper and do good service toward build
ing up local interest and frequently bono
fit yourself personally try it'.
THE CITY COUNCIL.
Proceedings of the Lost Regular
i'tiu common council of the city of
lloseburg met Thursday night December
12, and transacted the following busi
ness: On c-alliim the roll the follow irg
members wero present: Major M rs
lers, couiicilmcn Clements, Stanton,
Moore, Fletcher, Ci.urchill and Slociun ;
Recorder icier, Marehal Cannon, Couu-
ciimcu Yales and Perry absent.
Tho minutes of tho previous meeting
were read and approved.
A letter from J. F. W. Saubert of
Acme, Oregon, was read in regard to the
city purchasing or renting tiie right
where the water company has its water
wheel. Mr. Saubert claiming that tho
Saubert heirs havo a warranty deed for
one-half of said right. The matter vra3
referred to the committee on judiciary
The reports of the marshal and re
corder were read and accepted and or
Tl.e following bills were allowed and
wairauts ordered drawn :
B. F. Page, street work f 2 40
Review Pub. Co., printing 3 50
F. M. Zigler. recorder's fees 11 CO
Tho bill of Bowcn & Estabrook for
blacksmilhicg for iI4.7, and also the
bill of Rcseburg Electric Light Co., fur
streets and city hall for $110, were re
ferred to the committee on currert ex
pense and accouuts.
The committee cn city improvements
were instructed lo examine into the mat
ter of electric lights with lire view of dis
continuing the four lights added since
the first original lights were located to
report at the next regular meeting rf the
In regard to tho matter of revieing I he
license ordinance, it was referred to tho
committee on judiciary for investigation.
Tho matter of scraping tlia mud from
Jackson and Cass street was referred to
the committee on city improvements for
The city marshal was instructed to
purchase all supplies for ths city in his
own manner nnd present the hill for (he
same at the end ef each month.
i lie salarv cl tUe city attoruev was.
fixed at f 10 per mouth.
H. C. Flook appeared before the board
in regard to a nuisance existing on tbe
lot cccupied by the grange warehyus?.
The matter was referred to the committee
on health and police for investigation
with power to act.
No further business the meeting
journed to meet ThursJay evening,
comber 2Gtb, at 7:30 o'clock.
Farmers are now very busy putting
K. B. Ireland and sons have returned
from Browntowu, where thev Have
George Langlois is building himself a
Grandpas Iielaud and Wells made a
flying trip to Boseburg this week.
Thos. Newland U stilt working ou his
new house. .
J. M. Simmons has moved on tho By
Professor Wm. Morton of Kiddle is in
Miners are very busy now getting
ready to mine. There will be cons-idcra-able
mining done on Olalla this winter.
Thomas Coats died at his home in Ten
Mile, December 10, 1S93. Grandpa
Coats was born September 3d, 1S23, in
St. Lawrence county, N. Y., and was
married December 3, ISol. to Caroline
Carter. To Sir. and Mrs. Coats was born
four children, three of whom with their
mother survive him. Mr. Coats pro
fessed faith in bis Saviour iu early lift',
uniting with the M. E. church and lived
a sincere christian all his dajp. He was
followed to the grave December 11 by a
large concourse of sorrowing friends
whose tears bespoke the sympathy fell
lor tho bereaved widow and family. Tho
funeral services were conducted by Rev
M. W. Hampton.
At a seance last Wednesday night m
tbhcity.wc aro reliably informed, the
spiritualists Bociety had a materialization
that was remarkable and quite startling
and tho society proposes to continue
their meetings for further developments.
We may lw furnished with 6ome re
markable phenomena ere long, il con
ditions prove favorable. Whit those
conditions are our reporter lias not been
informed nor the times nnd places of
Souvenir spoons at Salzmati's.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Grand Jury Report.
Tho following report was handed in lo
the circuit court Thursday afternoon, by
the grand jury:
In the circuit court of the state of Ore
gon : To Hon. J. C. Fullerton, judge of
said court. We the undersigned Grand
Jurors of the December, 1895, term of
coutt having concluded our duties re
spectfully report to your honor as follows:
We havo been in session ten days as
well as several evenings and have re
turned fifteen true bills of indictment
and eight not true hills of indictment.
Wo havo examined the various county
offices and find from what examination
we wero able to give, that such offices
are properly conducted and tbe records
kepi in a neat and satisfactory manner,
and we would suggest tbatthe county
iudge make' an order that no officer or
crcupant of the court house be permitted
to beep a dog iiUhe building inasmuch
as there has already been great damage
done by some dog accustomed to remain
in the court house.
We have examined the county jail and
find its sanitary conditiuns very bad.
We would recommend that a bath tub
be placed in the jail, that the iufddo of
the jail be white washed and properly
fumigated. That the steel cage be
painted with white paint and that the
glass be put iu the windows. We also
recommend that some means bo adopted
to prevent persons from tbe outside bay'
iuj; open communication with the pris
oners, and we recommend that a death
watch be p-it on prisoner Samuel Brown,
We believe the county officers are not
Hi-comodated witli sufficient office room,
and ure that offices rented to various
parties not county officers be vacated
and that a settlement with such tenants
bo had up to January 1, 1S96, when such
changes be made that the officers can be
furnished conyenient office room. We
appreciate the courtesies extended to us
by your honor and are pleaEed to say
that District Attorney Brown and his
deputy, Fied:Pagc-Tnstin, have been
very attentive at our meetings and ex
tended all assistance necessary to facili
tate our lalors. Respectfully submitted
we ask to be discharged from farther
Dated at lloseburg, Oregon, December
I). U. McWilliams, Foreman.
S. D. Evass.
A. L. Hascock.
Skinner indicted for aud con
victed of larceny by bailee was sentenced
by Judge Fullerton to two years in
the penitentiary. Skianer had five in
dictments against him.
No. 1, for obtaining money under false
pretenses. Tbe judge instructed the
jury to return a verdict of not guilty.
No. 2,-lor larceny by bailee. The jury
gave a verdict of guilty as charged and
the judge sentenced him to two years in
No 3., not acted on in court.
No. 4, also larceny by bailee, was not
put on trial.
No. 5, for obtaining money under false
pretenses. He demurred to indictment,
which was sustained and the case dis
missed. Skinner is a sharper and played his
card in his transactions with his vic
tims so iv.KotUy as to battle on
technicalities cf ltw, the district
attorney, 4he judge and the jury. But
his dealings were so extensive m their
complexities that they at last headed
him off and made one of the cases sticfe
vis: that of larceny by baileo.
A New Prune.
C. Peterson of Kellogg mado tho
Plaikuealeu a pleasaut call today. Mr,
Peterson has propagated a now variety of
p'ruues of a very pleasant flavor, eleven
of which, when dried, weigh over a
pound. Mr. Peterson has not yet
christened his propagation. We suggest
the name of "Peterson's .Mammoth,"
aud so we name it for bin If this
prune shall prove to bo a desirable one
its growth will revolutionize the prune
business on this coast if not iu all Amer
ica and Europe. A sample of Mr.
Peterson':? prunes are on exhibit at this
office. Any ouo iutoiested please call
aud ecu the Peterson's Mammoth.
CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE.
Now that the time is approaching for
another election, it becemes tbe conserv
ators of good order and efficient service
in office to look well to the fitness of the
men for the places designed to be filled.
It will not do to place men ou a ticket, for
the peoples' endorsement, who are not
qualified for the place. If they do they
will get left. A man may be a good man
but would make a poor officer. The
time has come when we must look for
men to fill the various offices, who are
peculiarly adapted for the work, if we
hope to elect them. Thus, in addition to
an education, a candidate's training in
business must fit him for that line of
work. In other nords he must have a
suitableness for the office. He must not
only be competent, but he must be a
man who can command the highest re
spect of the people.
The "party pull" is not as strong as it
used to be, i.e., it will not pull a man
through the slough of incompetency, the,
quagmire of moral laxity, or out of the
ruts of political trickery. To all such we
would advise them to stand from under.
A nomination now is not equal to an
election. Therefore it is well to look for
all the essential elements for success.
We mean men whose fitness for a par
ticular office will enable them to perform
the duties successfully. A. may be fitted
for sheriff but not for cler&, and vice
versa. And so with other offices. Of
coarse, availability must be looked after.
While eome men have Jeffersonian qual
ifications "ability, honesty and faith
fulness" they yet have a cold austerity
that repels rather than wins the esteem ,
which will command the peoples' suf
frage. It would be folly to put such
men on a ticket. The experience of the
past proves that there are just such men.
Now a word to the aspirants for office.
Don't think that the county is suffering
for your services. Ask yourself this
ponderous question: "Can I be
elected 1" That's the question. And
know this : Many a man will tell you to
your face that he believes you can be
elected when he entertains grave doubts
of it. Probably not one man in Ja hun
dred will have the courage to tell you so,
because, generally, if he did tell you,
you would be offended at him. So
don't let your desires for office get the
better of your judgment. Some men,
however, can't or won't believe, till
they are badly beaten, that they are un
popular. Oregonians are desirious for a two-fold
reason, that Mr. Hermann shall be made
chairman of the rivers and harbors com
mittee; firbt, because of tbe prominence
the chairmanship would give our state,
and second ; it would mean larger aids to
the stale in the way of needed appropri
ations for our river harbors. But while
these are ardently hoped for by all, those
who have observed the force of political
influences by aspirants for the presi
dency, as is speaker Reed, the chairman
ship may go to the state having the
strongest political power the speaker may
be able to secure. Ohio has an aspirant
for tho chairmanship ct the rivers and
harbors committee, viz: Grosvenor,
and as he has ten times more political
power behind him than has Hermann,
Reed may give the chairmanship to him.
So we would not be surprised to seo
Gro3venor walk off with the chairman
ship of this committee.
Though the powers have succeeded in
inducing tho sultan of Turkey to issue
his firmans permitting tho gnardship to
pass tho Dardanelles, diplomacy goes on
as befoie ; and the jealousies of the pow
ers aro yet unappeased, and neither of
them, it seems, dare mako a decided
move toward changing the map of
Europe by a dismemberment of the
Ottoman empire It is plainly perceived
however, that each one covets the prize,
and each is too greed v to allow tho other
to map down a partition.
Our attitude toward England in tbe
Venczaela matter is mcch what it was
concerning the Oregon question, when
Senator Cass said we had but three
courses to consider to draw back, to
stand still, and to go forward. Wo de
cided, after very little hesitation, to "go
forward." And Oregon is iu the union.
What will the administration and con
gress decide to do now to draw back, to
Btand still, or to go forward? Oregonian.