The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190?, January 20, 1896, Image 1

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Attorney at Law,
Room 2, Slarstcrs BuHdlac, - ROSEBURG, OR
Ctf-Bmlness betoro the U. S. Land 0 nice and
nuiytij cases a spraauj.
Late Receiver D. S. Land Office.
rues. nos-TTSTuf.
Roods? and S
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Attorney and Counselor at Law,
wuirntueeiaauuieconruof umbuu. of-
M In tie Court Hook. DoujUj county. Or. I
Attorney at Law,
Xotetmrjg, Orrffon,
OCace oTcx tie Foatoffiee oa Jadaoa atrtet.
Attorney at Law,
La Judge L. Locoexst
Attorneys fe Counselors at Law
Katebnrg, Oregon.
Vila nraetie la all the rcorta of Orecsa. Of-
3 in tit Tailor-Wilaon block.
Physician and Surgeon
(U. S. Examining Surgeon.)
orrrr.r. nnnu fi and 7 ManterV Buildlne.
Residence. First door Soath of Mrs. Ccrrier 1 1
Boarding Uoase.
tf Special attention to Sarserj- and In
Diseases of Women.
j. ozias, yi. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
0ce In S. Harts &. Co.a Block, upstair.
Calls proapUr asnrcred flay or nicnt.
jg- L. MTTiT.KR, M. D.,
Surgeon and Homoeopathio
ar-Chroalt diaeiwea a peeialtr.
Graduate Vetinary Surgeon
and Dentist
Residence. 1EWS Cass St.
yr. Aft a BEERY
Has been appointed Manager for
Douas uoontr oy tae
OSce in Taylor Wilson Bolldics. Boom 3,
Honrs from 2 to 5 p. m. Saturday, from 9 a. ra.
County Surveyor.
and Notary Inbllc.
Omci: In Court House. I
-Ortlera Tot carreyiz-r and Field 5otes should
jj. s. Deputy Mineral aarTcyor
and Notary pafeUc.
Orncz: Connty Jan EaUdlnf, up lUln.
XV Special attention paid to Tiaatfen end I
Address. E0SEBCRG. OR.
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
4 ix jaclcson Street,
At Laersscn'i Cigar Factory. E0SEBUEG.
0k.AII Rcpalrlns: cutrustecl to
my carc-rrlll toe PROMPTLY ana
carefully done.
-Does Up
iXnara alwsvs in the Lead, and mean to
keep there.
The Golden Harvest it upon u. and farm
er- are smiling because Woodward
Io?i to their intcrcat.
-Full Trimmed-
These are all Leather and Warranted.
At Eednced Prices.
-Comnltyonr pane and be ure and set
Woodward before baying.
Vol.. XXVI.
(Successor to J. JASKULEK.)
PrariS&t: Watchmaker, :
oriuino Brnziliun Eyo
cutlery, lotions, Tobacco. Cigars and Smokers' Articles.
aiso i-ropnotor and Ranngor or Koseuurfrs Famous liarealn Store.
Charter Oak
The Best Stove is Always the CHEAPEST.
Roseburg Hardware Go.
Real Estate Bought and Sold
Farms, large and small, to Rent,
Stock Ranges, Timber
Prune and Hop Lands of best quality, in choice locations,
in quantities to suit intending purchasers, at reasonable
prices and easy terms. Inquire of
'Successor to G. W. NOAH 1
General Blacksmithing
jmJXM a-cojuiaisiaiscojBX-arcs.
Sliop on Corner WaHlilticton
If Business Is
Are the Rooters for the Business rien of Douglas County.
Jeweler : and : Optician.
Grln.s&ct and Spectacles
Lands and Mining Properties,
and Kane Bin., RoBehurc.
Not Good-
But Root.
War Within War.
Key West, Jan. 10. EfloitB Lave
been made to Iinab the matter up, but it
is evident there is a good deal of friction
between tbe tno insurgont generals,
Gomez and Antonio Maceo. Macco
leads the negroes and Gomez tho whites.
Whiloithoy operate in harmony, and, on
occasion, join forces, the differences be
tween them are said to bo irreconcilable,
and it is feared will lead to a civil strife
if tbe independence of Cola lb won. stories of dissensions in tho camp
were at first discrrdite'd, -bat they now
find many bell8versrHio insurgents
make no secret of tho fact that there is
friction. The white men declare they
aro ayailing themselves of negro assist
ance to attain their ends, but that no ne
gro will be allowed to participate in the
direction of public affairs. Maceo, it
appears, learned of this some time ago,
and now there aro'two distinct insurgent
cam pa. Recently Maceo is said to have
vetoed Gomez' promotion of Lieutenant
Masco to the grade of general, intending
to back up his veto by force if necessary.
Gomez compromised by accepting for
Masco tho position of viee-pretldent of
the provisional government. Maceo has
eofar bad the advantage in strength.
He has a large command, three times
the sits of Gomez' column, the Cubans
Some time ago Maceo is said to have
declared that if uuablo to carry out his
programme near Havana he would re
turn to the eastern provinces and set up
a republic with himself as president.
Without consulting Gomez oi any mem
ber of the provisional government, Ma
ceo, so tbo story goes, appointed his sec
retary minhter of foreign affairs. The
secretary was killed in tattle a few days
ago. Gomez complained to tlie bead of
tho head of the provisional government.
Marquis do San Lucia is now trying to
patch up tho quarrel between tho two
Air Full of Rumor5., Jan. 15. Tbo air is full of
rumors regarding negotiations going on
between the captain-general and the in
surgent leaders, but the general opinion
is that even if they are taking place,
there will be no result from then.
It is reported that whPu Maceo was
moving along the northeru roait of Pinar
del Rio, he received considerable addi
tions to his supply of arms and ammuni
tion. A schooner loaded with arms, etc.,
is said to have awaited the insurgents at
La Mulata, and other such consignments
are said to have been received at various
parts of tho coast. This is denieu by the
Spanish authorities, who say the coast is
thoroughly patrolled by tbo Spanish
The cause oi the heavy artillery firing
heard yesterday in tlie vicinity of Beju-
cal, south of this city, and about half
way between Havana and Batanavo, re
mained a mystery nntil about noon to
day. It appears that insurgents, under
Gomez, were twice repulsed in attempt
ing to capture the city.
It is said the principal object of Gomez'
aUack on Bejuca! and other places south
of this city is to create a diversion under
which his lieutenant, Maceo, may retire
from tbo province of Pinar del Rio.
Vt hen last neara irom, the second insur
gent army under Generals Jose Marco,
Rabi and others, was believed to be
pusbiDg on through to tbe Sagua la
Grande, district of Santa Clara, toward
the border oi Matanzas. Efforts are be
iug made to check its progress at o;
about Colon.
Further news from Gomez was received
this evening from San Antonio de los
Banos, to tbe westward of Salud, and in
a southwesterly direction from Br jucal,
where ho was repulsed yesterday. Mov
ing apparently toward La Ceciba, Gomez
has burned the railroad station at Sebor
ncal, west of Sau Antonio de ios Banos,
and when last heard Irom was moving so
rapidly that it is not thought the tioops
under General I.inearz will be able to
catch him. From tho direction Gomez
is taking, ho may contemplate an attack
upon Guananajay.
In the province of Matanzas, the insur
gents are again becoming active in untici
palion ot the coming ot the Eeconu or
Eastern army of tho insurgents, under
Generals Rabi and Joso Maceo. Small
bands aro reported to bo on the move in
the vicinity oi Canasi, Carmejoalroque
Bolondron and Jovellanos (Bomba), who
are seriously interfering wilii tho plans
of the Spanish commanders to collect a
force of troopB in the district of Colon
with the view of trying lo bring about
a pitched battle with tho insurgeuls ad
vancing to tho province of Santa Clara,
Tho distress in the province oi Matau
zas and other places devastated by the
insurgents is very great, and the local
authorities in various districts have been
granted necessary permission to collect
funds by public subscription for the re
lief oi tho sufferers. In addition, all the
Bcldiers and all tho employes of the
different branches of tho government
havo agreed to givo one day's pny each
mouth toward tho fund being collected
to rcliove tho distress referred to.
iho prices ot provisions, etc., aro rising
very rapidly here, and tho expense oi
living is fully 50 per cont more than
month ago. At tho rato things aro going
though tho Spanish authorities are still
hopeful oi driving tho insurgents east
ward aud weatward of Havana, the city
of Hayana wilt be the most expensive in
the world to live in. If this is the case,
with the insurgent force now in this
vicinity, it may be judged that matters
ill be woreo if tho Spanish command
ers are unablo to check the advance west-
ard of the second Cuban army. Busi
ness is suffering terribly, and tbe mer
cantile community is heartily tired of tbe
insurrection and everything connected
with it.
Still another report of an encounter
with Maximo Gomez, at a point near
Sebarucal, has been received, This time
was General Pratt, who reports he
had another engagement with Gomez,
and that ho lias also put the Cuban
forces to flight. No details of the en
gagement are given, nor is anything
stated as to the amount of losses inflicted
but it is said Gomoz is proceeding west
ward, and that he goes to relieve Maceo
and to reinforce him. The Spanish
authorities claim that they bad pressed
Gomez hard for two days, and that they
havs succeeded in doing what they
sought in driving him back into tbe
heart of Pinar del Rio province. They
say that the combined forces of Gomez
and Maceo are now in a seriously com
prised position, and they do not fail to
disseminate the impression of their
confidence that they have at last got the
insurgents at a disadvantage, and will be
able to prevent their escape irom Pinar
del Rio.
Havana is Isolated.
Maorid, Jan. 1C. Dispatches from
Havana say the insurgents have cut off
all means of land communication between
that city and the interior, except by a
short railroad from Havana to Marianao,
in the province of Havana, and over a
still shorter railroad between Pagla
and Gunabacia, suburbs of that city.
Consequently steamships are tho only
means of communication between tbe
capital and ttie provinces, which remain
at tho disposal of the authorities.
Foraker Elected.
CoLCJiBfs, Jan 15. The two houses of
the legislature today in joint session, at
o'clock, confirmed their respective
acts of yesterday by electing J. B. Fora
ker United States senator, his term to
begin March 4, 1S97. The senator-elect
addressed the general assembly briefly.
Campos' Recall Asked.
Madkid, Jan. 17. Dispatches from
Havana say constitutional unionists aud
reformists have cabled the government
emandingthe recall of General Cam
Loyalists Disheartened.
New York, Jan. 17. The World
prints a special from Havana, giving the
editorial of the Diario de la Marina,
which has attracted much attention.
Tlie editorial says :
"in onr auuition vesleruay we re
ferred to a dispatch from Madrid, stat
ing that news received from here had
caused the greatest anxiety there. If
such is the case in Spain, where, owing
to tlie fact tliat the dispatches had been
received by way of the United States,
they could entertain hopes as to their
falsity or exaggeration, and where they
could receive adequate coloring at the
hands of the pemier, and having reached
there just after the minister of war had
tated at a public banquet that the end
of tlie war was near, owing to tlie po
sition of tlie troops and the supposed ex
haustion of tlie enemy's ammunition,
wliat shall we, the loyal residents of
this island, say we who aro daily dis
appointed in our hopes of receiving
some decisive and favorable news, but
whoso often receive instead, not the
news of the final blow, which is utterly
impossible, but some unwelcome news?
"In vain have we advised, time after
time, confidence and serenity. In vain,
not because one can doubt ultimate sue
cess, but because the families that have.
lost their all. be it great or small, those
who havo witnessed the assassination of
husband, father or brother, and the
merchants who have seen their capital
disappear, cannot find consolation in
confidence and serenity.
The final triumph is sure. Who
loubts it? But tlie conviction of final
triumph cannot prevent lamentations
over tho- present state of affairs and
cause one to refrain from wishing to ap
ply an efficient remedy.
The present condition, without being
desperate, is very critical, and this fact
is hidden only to those who do not wisl
to see. Whenever our columns have
succeeded in bringing about an engage'
ment, our triumph lias been as complete
as our enemy's resistance would permit
But tlie latter, eluding battles, disband
ing only to unite again, and availing
themselves oi tho superiority oi their
cavalry, have managed to put large dis
tance between our columns and them
selves, extending their ravages from one
ex t re mo end of the island to tlie other,
"The lines of defense have proved use
less. Notwithstanding them, Gomez
lias marched from tho east, over ruins
to the vicinity of Havana.
"The material ioss may be placed at
between ifoO.OOO.OOO and $10,000,000.
But far inoro precious aro tho lives
which havo been sacrificed in defense of
tho country.
"And after all this, is Iho nation to bo
satified with tlie cry of confidence and
serenity just because wo uphold order
and desire that our government should
bo invested with all Iho prestige due
liim, and because we do not cure to dis-
No. 86.
-cuss our geueral just when he is in the
presence of circumstances which would
prolong this war. We wish to dissipate
the dense atmosphere which it is said
on what authority we know not sur
rounds the palace and prevents public
opinion and a knowledge of existing de
ficiencies penetrating therein, as well as
to bring forth the treasures that could
bo employed to render less unbearable
the present state.
"To reach a practical solution in this
direction we believe that representative
persona should present themselves to
the general and lay before him the exact
course in which public opinion is flow
ing, and state with all due respect all
they think could be done to conduct to
tbo re-establishment of peace."
Bound For Bermudas.
Portsmouth, England, Jan. 17. The
flying squadron is assembled at Spithead.
is reported the destination of the
squadron, after leaving Bantry Bay, Ire
land, will be the Bermudas.
Not Believed at Washington.
Washington, Jan, 17. The cable re
port today from Portsmouth, England,
whence the British flying squadron is
about to sail, that its destination may be
the Bermudas, cannot be confirmed in
any official quarter here. The British
equadron already at and about the Ber
mudas coniists of 1C ships. Should tbe
Portsmouth report be true it would in
crease the squadron to 22 ships, or 2S in
cluding the six torpedo-catchers. It is
doubted that Great Britain would send
such a powerful fleet into American wa
ters at at this time, when their presence
would almost certainly be regarded as a
hostile demonstration, certainly not
called for, as long as diplomacy has not
yet exhausted its resources in the settle
ment of the differences between the
United States and Great Britain.
Leo as Arbitrator.
Washington, Jan. 17. Cardinal Sa-
tolli has not tendered the services of
Pope Leo as arbitrator of the Venezuela
controversy, nor has the cardinal re
ceived, up to now, any intimation that
he will be called upon to offer theservices
of the pope. This is the answer given at
the residence of the cardinal in response
to inqoiries as to the report of the Lon
don Chronicle that the pope has taken
this step through the American delegate.
That Extra Session. ,
To the Editou: I notice that there is
some talk now of an extra session of tbe
legislature, and for myself I would be in
favor of it only one way; and that would
be without any expense to the state
whatever in any way, for the reason
that they were all paid for forty days in
which they could have given the tax
payers soma relief in these good demo
cratic times, bad they so desired. And
the blame does not rest on tbe members
of tbe house either, for they passed the
bill abolishing the railroad commission
and cut down several appropriations.
Also passed a good tax bill with an ex
emption for indebtedness, which, when
they reached the senate, the appropria
tions were raised and bills abolishing the
railroad commission and the tax bill were
both killed. So I say that in view ol
these facts I think they ought to meet if
they do at all, for the purpose of reducing
the expenses of the state and without
any more expense on the tax payers. If
they are not willing to do this, for toy
part I think they had better all stav at
home. J. T. Bridges.
In the Plaindealer. of Wednesday,
the 15th, through an oversight in com
piling from a mass of records of the
courts of Douglas county; we were in
error in two of the murder cases therein
given. In the case of Mathias Helringer
indicted for murder of Lewis Jones,
We said Helringer was acquitted. It
should have read, sentenced to pent'
tentiary for 5 years. Also the case of
James F. Leveus for killing his son
Thomas F., we stated; he was acquitted,
whereas, lie was sentenced to prison for
The Soldiers' Home.
From the inarterly returns of Com
mandaut Byars of tho Soldiers' Home,
for quarter ending December 31 st, we
take the following statistics:
Average number present (soldiers of
the late war), 50.
Average cost per capita, $54.12.
Average number present (including
state Indian war veterans), 09.
Average cost ot ration, 10 1-3 cents.
Average cost per capita, $47
Mirror Lodge, No. 57.
The officers of Mirror Lodge, Xo. 57
at Looking Glass was duly installed last
Saturday night as follows: J. H. Har
tin.N.G.; J.L.Grimes, V. G.; J. E
Williams, Sec. ; J. T. Goodman, Treas.
A. S. Buell, AV.; J. II. Hartin, Con.; I
B. Howard, I. G.; Eli Norcross, 0. G
Jet Williams, R. S. X. G ; It A. Fel
lows, L. S. X. G.; C. Donning, It. S. V
G.; J.O. Xewland, L. S. V. G.; Win
Voohis, R. S. S uudJohn West, L. S. S
Tlie Pultou Water Motor
Of capacities varying from 1 to 25 liorse
power affords the most convenient, eco
nomical and reliable power for all light
service. One of theso may bo seen run
ning at this office. Send for circulars.
ThoPelton Water Wheel Co., 121 Main
St., Sau Francisco, Cal.
Following are the names of tbe jurors
drawn at the January term of county
Myrtle Creek Marvin Hervey, Rob
ert Powell, 15. J, Jones, Chas. McGee,
Miio Kelly, J. B. Harris, J. F. Steph
ens, M. F. Rice, W. M. Heard, Thos, L.
Brewer and 0. C. Ludincton.
Wilbur R. J. Farnsworth, A. D. Ot-
tinger, Wm. Leatherman, 0. P. Hender
son, E. E. LaBrie, Creed Giliam, and '
Narcisse LaRaut.
Scottsburg Fred Weatheriy, E. J.
Patterson, Ben Batlerand M. D. Thomp
son. Glendale-Geo. Elliff, J. M. Trimble
and J. A. Jacques.
Lake W. H. Service, S. B. Colvin.
Elkton J. A. Haines, Wm. Cheever, '
Chas. Binder, John Hancock, S. H.
Brown, A. E. Cooper, F. Weatheriy,
Geo. Hyde, Geo. Elliott, C. W. Hud
dleston and Pitzer Beckley.
Ualapooia H. L. fctephens, J. H.
Dearling, L. T. Sherman, W. A. Taylor,
A. G. Estes, Chas. Wilbur, Wm. Bain-
bridge, Ben. Pilkington, Edgar Rone,
F. J. Smith, A. D. Hawn, Jas. P. Starr,
Geo. Theile, Chas. Whitney, Jno. !A.
Winniford, Edward Stevens, A. F. Dun
can, Harry Rees, A. L. Goff, E. E. Axx,
C. J. Grog, Austin Albright, W. J. .
Mahoney and Dwight Reed.
Coles Valley Geo. Scott, Wm. Kamp.
Mort. Woodruff, Jno. E. Wilson, Dan
B. Hall. S.L. Forti. W. E. Marsters
and W. W. Thompson.
Looking Glass TJ. S. Morgan, S. D.
McCoy, P. G. T. B. Williams, G. W.
Marsh and A. R. Mathews.
Civil Bend Wm. Buxton, M. C.
Weatherford, E. Winston, L. F. Smith
and W. G. Miller.
Ten Mile D. A. Brock, Asher Ire
land, W. S. Short, S. R. Brisbin, H. E.
Bushnell and T. F. Fisher.
S8 Creek Geo. Hedrick, D. R.
Warner, S. J. Richey, Fred Allen, W.
W. Traglor, S. W. Cellers, H. Bidenour,
Walter Kent, B. H. Miller, I. W. Gardi
ner, C. C. McMakin, Horace Putnam, J.
Cowan, Wm. Sweringen, Chas. Mc
Coy, Frank Anlauf, F.M. Stewart.
Riddle Thoa Dyer, E. D. Riddle, A.
L. Catching, J. H. Cutsforth, Perry
Lasswell, Henry Marmon, J. D. Comut,
A. E. Nichols.
Camas J. R. Wilson, Geo. Slater, B.
Trowbridge, John Standley, A. Mar-
Ltindalo. .
Yoncalla J. G. Sainler, Henry Burt,
Lon Letsom, Z. L. Cox, Oliver Huff,
Jokn Kinger, Walter McKee, A. P. Rus
sell, Cbas. Westenhiser, Matbew Sebr,
Jerome Smith, Archy Adams. Ralph
Millwood Geo. Knarr, Wm. Powell,
Wm. Black.
East Uinpqua-G. W. Shram, W. H.
Bond, M. B. Hughes, Chas. Clark.
Canyonyilie E. L. Goodridge, Dayid
Hughes, Riley Butcher, John Arzner,
Jr., W. E. Bntler, A. Brooks, Morris
Raymon, Jacob Brown, Jas. Overstreet,
Retnic Fate, J. L. Boyle. D. C. McCarty,
Gardiner Grant Balderee, Louis Sey
mour, C.E. Picket, Wm. W. Bay, F.
M. Spencer, Peter Cowan. R. McKinnev.
Peter Blake and Peter Dolan.
ML Scott Will Singleton, Owen At-
terbury, H. A. Blakely and J. J. Thbra
ton. Deer Creek Arthur Cloake, A. L.
Kidder, J. K. .Gilkeson, B.C. Yates,
John Juvenal, E. A. Krnse, V. C. Lon
don, E. A. Hinkle, H. T. Blumb, V. S.
Patterson, M. T. Mende, Andrew Youn ,
E. Hatfield, A. J. Starmer, R. J. North,
F. W. Brundige, CP. Barnard, Wat
son Davis, F. M. Appelhoff, F. W. Wool
ley, C. W. Parrolt, H. Parry, R. L. Mc
Loughlin, S. H. Dodson, John McKean,
Otey Boon, R. L. Ingram, 0. N. Bene
dick, Joseph. Wharton, Free Johnson.
J. H. Wiles, C. E. Happersett, James
Templin, H. D. Conn, Jas. Fletcher, S.
Guptill and E. Dixon.
Democratic State Convention.
Mr. David W. Sears, chairman, and
Napoleon Davis, secretary, of the state
democratic central committee, have is
sued a call for-tho next democratic state
convention :
"The democratic state central com
mittee, at its meeting held at Portland,
Oregon, January 7th, 1S06, determined
that the representation at the demo
cratic state convention, to be held at the
city of Portland on Thursday, April 9,
1S90, at 10 o'clock a. m,, should bo as
follows: One delegate-at-large from
each county, and one delegate for each
100 votes and each fraction of 50 votes
or over cast for Hon. A. S. Bennett for
Supreme judge at the last regular
Douglas county will be entitled to 12
Officers Installed.
D. D. G. M., H. Parry, installed the
officers of Umpqua Lodge, No. 37 at
Oakland last Wednesday, as follows:
C. L. Chenoweth, N. G.; R. L. Stearns,
V. G.; R. L. Stephens, R. Sec; Z. L.
Dimmick, T. Sec; J. H. Dearling, Treas.
and W.; J. C. Hutchinson, Con.; L. M.
McFarland, I. G.; J. S. Batty, R. S. N.
G.;.J. O.Gilmour, L. S. N. G.; C. A.
McNabb, L. S. V. G. ; , R. S.
V. G.
ThoD.D. G. M., H. Parry was as
sisted by three brothers of Philetarian
Lodge, No. 8, T. Alexander, Joseph
Micelli and James Fletcher. An in
teresting time was had by the brothers.