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IT IS SO.
ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 20, 1896.
Attorney at Law,
Room i, Uarsters nulldlnc, - ROSEBURG, OR.
Of-Bnslncss before the U. 3. una umce ana
mining cases a specialty.
Lato Receiver U. S. Laud Office
CXOBOK Jl. BSOWJC.
jgROWJT & TTJSTIN,
Rooms 7 and S
& Wilson Block.
VX7 R. WILLIS,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Will craetiniaaU the eootU ot UisSUta. Of- I
a co la le oiun uonw, AMogus coamj, ur.
Q A. SEHLBREDE,
Attorney at Law,
OSes oyer the TMtoffice on Jaeksoa street.
W. CARD WELL,
Attorney at Law,
La Fxtettk Last Jcocx L. Locgiuky
JTANE & LOTJQHARY,
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
TVill craeUce In all Ui courts of Ortfftm. Of-1
let In the Txrlor-Wilson Woei.
P R. GOFFMAN,
Physician and Surgeon
(TJ. S. Examining Sozseon.)
OFFICE. Rooms 6 and 7 Jlarsters' Bolldlnr.
Residence. lnt door South ol Mrs. Currier1!
Special attention to Sargtrr and tb
J. OZIAS, 71. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
OSce tn S. Marks & Cc'i Block, upstairs.
Calls prompUj- answered day or night.
L. MILLER, M. D.,
Surgeon and Homoeopathic
ta-Ctrocie diseases a pwialtr.
YyLLL. P. HEYDON,
aad Notary xnl)llc.
Omcx: In Court House.
Urders lor Snrvevhis and Field Kotcs should
be tddrtsred to Will P. Ilejdoa. Coant j Ear;
veyor, Koeeaurg, u r.
XT. 8. Deputy Mineral Snrrcjror
aad Notary rutjllc
Orncz: Cocaty Jan Bunding, op stairs.
IM ' 5 peritl attention paid to Transfers and
Address. ROSEBURG. OR.
JERRY J. WILSON,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
4ix Jackson Street,
At Laenscn's Cigar Factory. ROSEBURG.
Tl.lll Rcrjalriair eutrasted to
my care vrlll be PROMPTLY and
Give ace c:
We are always in tho Lead, and mean to
The Golden "Harvest is upon us, and farm
ers are smiling because Woodward
loos to their interest.
These are all Leather and Warranted.
At Reduced Prices.
Consult vonr parse and be sure and se
Woodward before buying.
W. 6. WOODWARD
To the Public.
On and after Ibis date, I wish it under
stood that my terms for all undertaker's
(roods are cash with tho order. I find it
impossible to do business on a credi-
basis, and belivo that I can do better by
my patrons and myself by Belling strictly
for cash. P. Benedick, Undertaker.
Roseburg, Ore., April 12, 1505.
(Successor to J. JASKULEK.f
Prftrtfcal : Watchmaker, :
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY. AND FANCY GOODS.
Wonulno Bx-iv-elliuii I2vo
Cutlery, Notions, Tobacco. Cigars and Smokers' Articles.
Aia0 wopriotor aim Manager or Kosouurg's famous Bargain store
The Best Stove is Always the CHEAPEST.
CHURCHILL, WQQLLEY & MCKENZIE'S
Roseburg Hardware Go.
Real Estate Bought and Sold
Farms, large and
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
TROTTING AND RUNNING PLATE5 A SPECIALTY,
REPAIRING OF ALL KINDS PROM1TLY DONE.
Shop ou Corner Wn.sliinctou nml Knuc sta., RoseburK
The City Meat Market,
AND FRESH MEATS
Orders taken and Delivered Free
to anr part ol the City.
A. C. Hoxie,
... ..... ........ ........
Goods'delivered free to all i
parts of the city. Leave
yonr orders with me aud
save mouey. Roseburg, Or.
Stephen Street, between Oak and Cass:,
aiacllluc Work n tlpcclnlly R09Em7K, 3 R
Jeweler : and : Optician.
Glussos mill Snootaolcd
small, to Rent,
Lauds and Mining Properties,
S- jEC BXTIOK,
G. W. NOAH,
Poultry, I 'lHli aud Game,
OF ALL KINDS.
Retail Dealer in
PEOPLE'S PARTY CONVENTION.
Tho dolegates of the peoplo'a party
mot in convention today at 10 a. in. and
organized by electing I. 0. Kent, tem
porary chairman, and F. A. McCall and
0, S. Jackson, secretaries.
Tho following committees wero raised:
On platform J. F. Gazley Jr., M.
Lemmer, J. G. Clarke, A. B. C. Whip
ple and L. A. Kent.
On credentials Dr. Brookhart, Carl
Hoffman, J. H. Whitselt, James Rich
ards und W. C. Winston.
On order of business II. Martin, J.
Harpham, 0. 1. Hittle, N. T. Day and
0. S. Jackton.
On permanent organization A. B. C.
Whipple, Dr. Brookhart and W. C. Win
The convention then adjourned till
1 p. m.
Convcntiou called to order by the
chairman, I G Kent, at 1 :15.
Committee ou credentials reported as
CaU)KMia Geo Settle, James Rich
ards, Jesse Thorntou.
Caiuas Valley A B 0 Whipple, G. M.
Prior, John Welloy, Wm Ferguson, A
Cauyonville J F Gazley, Dan Albro,
A Gazley by C G Jackson, proxy ; B l)u
bell by J F Gazley, proxy ; Phil Butcher,
John Jackson, Will iLinvillo by W G
Wilson, proxy A. Brook by Winser, John
Civil Bend W U Winston. L A Kent,
I C Kent, J A VelzahvAsa Cobb by I. A
Kent, proij ; Wm Bramen.
Coles Valley Tom :Fortic, O llitlle,
P Murphy, John Weekly, L T Thomp
son, and E Walker.
Deer Creek M Lemmer, II M Martin,
J A Harpham, A Clart; F Shroeten, C
J Anderson. F A McCall; G. W. Genger.
Gardiner C A Perkins, F!en Bay,
Uana Hanson, II P?Dawson, D W
Holdcn, Bich Lyster, by II M Martin,
Looking Glass A AMathows, Flor
ence Crow, John Wright. Geo. Mathews,
by John Weekly, proxy.
Myrtle Creek -G W Brewer, W II
Kelley, by Du Prey, proxy; Laid Adis,
Phil Rice, John Kice, L.Brewer.
Millwood A L Sprague, A L Black
Pass Crcek-Flen Whipple. W R
Whipple, L N Whipple, J J Heddeu, H
P Brookhart. W V Hardy, by W R
Whipple, proxv. i ;
Ksjebnm V WHuuter, John ilc-
Kane, W Coply, W Pankey, John Mc
Clallen, by Dave McClalicn, proxy ;R
Rose, R L McLaughlin.
West Rosebnrg F Stein, by M H
Benson, proxy ; M H Benson, J U Wil
son, r uarton.
Oakland U W Gamble, L Fkhn,
by Gamble, proxy.
Ten Mile D A Prock, B F Shields,
James Byron, F. Winningham.
Umpqua J Green, J It Kennedy, W
B Clark, C Schnanfer, D B Fisher, C
Ycncalla Geo Wilton, A Lamb, Mart
Gilkereon, A. II. Buxton, by J. G.
Clark, proxy; J G Clark, J Bell, Martin
Crow, J G Wilson, A II Page by G. Wil
H P Bbookiiabt,
J H Wirrrsi.Tr,
The committee on platform reported
as follows :
We, the populists of Douglas county
in convention assembled declaro as fol
We favor the amendment to our state
constitution providing for tho. initiative
We demand the frco o;nage of silyer
and gold at the ratio of 10 to 1, and
pledge our candidates to the legislature
to vote for no candidate for United
States senator who is not kuown to be
in favor of theso principles.
We demand the re-enactment of the
mortttace tax law, and recommend that
exemption for indebtedness be only
made in cases where there is a correa
ponding taxable credit.
We demand a homestead exemption
law, exempting itomesteads to tho value
of $1000 from taxation and execution.
We demand the abolishment of the
office of county assessor and tho enact
ment of a law allowing tho peoplo of
each precinct to elect their own assessor.
We demand that its road supervisors
be elected by tho vote of tho peoplo of
their respective districts.
We demand tho abolishmeut of ihe
Oregon National Guard.
Wo aro opposed to any chango in our
present fish laws detrimental to tho in
terest of tho fishermen of Douglas.
Wo favor reducing tho county iudebt
edness by reducing the expenses, instead
nf hv increasiua tho taxes; and demand
the reduction of ofhcial salaries to corres
pond with tho reduction of wages of labor
and the prices of products ol labor.
Wo demand tho abolishment ol the
milmad commission and tho enactment
of a maximum freight and passenger
As the constitution of the State of Or
ecou, cxprcsply limits tho amount ol in
.ini.inrinPRB which counties may incur to
tho sum of $5,000, and as tho plain pro
vision of tho fundamental law of tho
stato is constantly and flagrantly violated
bv old parly county' officials, our county
J debt has reached tho euortnous sum of
over $100,000, bearing a high rate of in
terest. We demand that such acts of
usurpation and anarchy be stopped
promptly and forever.
We demand that the county printing
bo let to, the lowest.responsiblo bidder.
J F Gazelv,
L A Kent,
. J G Clabk,
Forstato senator J. F. Gazley, Jr.
For representatives Dr. Brookhart,
Jep. Green, C. S. Jackson.
For clerk F. A. McCall ; by acclama
For sheriff R. L. McLaughlin.
For treasurer Fred Hatfield.
For assessor Peter Hansen.
For school superintendent J. I.
Critescr, by acclamation.
For commissioner A. B. C. Whipple.
For county surveyor W. R. Whipple.
For coroner L. A. Kent, by acclama
Dr. II. P. Brookhart was chosen chair
man of central committee.
DR. DRIVER'S LECTURE.
Dr. Driver lectured at the M. E.
Church last night to a very small audi
ence on a very largo topic: "What made
the Yankee." Dr. Driver began his
lecture on the evolutionary line, by
showing that heredity is the primal fac
tor in developement. He said that a
noted educator ana author said our
education ought to begin 300 years be
fore we are born. The doctor thought
it ought to begin 100 times 300 years be
fore, i. e. 30,000 years before we are
born. He very forcibly and logically
made this to appear by historical proof.
He showed by good historical evidence,
that we are today indebted to the, oner
cnts for our boasted enllghtment. That
the ancients were in many respects bet
ter informed than wo are today. Gun
powder was rn&de -000 vears before
Christ; that the power of steam was
known long anterior to Christ's time;
that poetry, painting, sculpture and
architecture had been carried to .perfec
tion long before the Christian era; that
the farther back we go in antiquity the
finer in quality do we find those ads ,
and that they are models for today.
Like all developement in nature, there
arc periods of growth,- fruitage-and-de-cay.
Nations rise, blossom out in
splendor and then go down. No nation
was ever known to break this rule. A
nation cannot maintain a government
that it cannot make. All governments
arc the outgrowth of its internal condi
tion and environments. Population of
this earth has been on a march with the
sun moves west. Europe was peopled
from Asia, America from Europe and
brought with them the education of
centuries before. The people of old
settled country move in groves are con
servative, and will not advance.
America was settled by the bold ener
getic and aggressive spirits from Eng
land, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany,
Sweden, Norway, Portugal and Italy.
Tlxis conglomeration, transferred to this
continent, made the Yankee.
THE PEOPLES' PARTY.
It will not do to pooh pooh these peo
ple. Like Banquo's ghost they will not
down at our bidding. It will njt do to
ridiculo them as men wanting in intelli
gence, or as void of principle. In look
ing upon this body in council Friday we
were forced to the conclusion that, if
mad, thero is a method in their madness.
They seem to have ideas of governmental
policy that will bear investigation
While wo honestly dmer with them on
some issues we aie in accord with them
in others. As citizens they have the
same right to advocate their views, which
we claim for ours, aud we concede to
them honesty of purpose, and of patrl
otic intentions, which are no less dear to
to them than thoso we contend for. The
difference in theit's and our own is that
ol the head, not of intentions to work
niury to tho state. Their financial tho-
ory is, to us, untenable ; but that on for
eign immigration is very near correct,
Wo think they are in error on the protec-
ive idea also. We contend for our opin
ions as they for theirs and trust to the in
telligence of the voter for endorsement,
The Populist Ticket.
The people's party in convention Fri
day met and mado a ticket for the sev
eral couuty offices. It is a very fair one
and if defeated, us Tit will most
likely be, tho party will have ".the
cousolatiou of knowing they supported
ood men and went down contending for
what thoy think is right. We are ac
tainted with several of the nominees and
know that, personally, they are good
men. Tho only objectin that can be
urged against them is their politics, as
viowed from a republican or democratic
Mr. J. F. Gazley Jr. aud U. S. Jack
son of Cauyonville are both young men
"worthy and well qualihed," as to na-
tivu nbilitv. and wc predict they will
receive the full support of their party
Mr. Gazley has descended from the
democratic and Mr. Jackson from tho
republican parly. With the other
nominees wo have but limited acquain
tance. but eo far as known they are
G. A. R. Entertainment.
The members of Reno Post, No. I'J, G.
A. R., with that gallantry which is
ever characteristic of a true soldier and a
magnanimity of an American citizen,
gave tho Womens Relief Corps, No. 10,
of this city a grand entertainment Thurs
day eyening at Odd Fellow's hall, to
show those philanthropic sisters their re
membrances of the many acts of kind
ness to Reno '.Post in times gone by.
Tho entertainment was given on the
occasion ol the Ueliei Corps' regular
meeting. At the proper'time the mem
bers of the G. A. R. filed into the hall
after the Corps had closed its session.
Ihe U. A, It. were asaembea ana were
seated, when Mr. M. McCoy, O. G., arose
in his place and poceeded to marshal the
members of tho Relief Corps in platoons
by thirteens. When thus arranged Com
mander Hamlin was introduced and fid-
diessed them in a neat little speech, stat
ing that the object of their presence at
this time was to entertain the members
of Corps, No. 10, with a banquet pre
pared by their own hands; that while it
might not bo up to the latest degree ot
perfection of the culinary art, it was their
best effort to show their fair guests that
they cuuld entertain them heartily if not
superbly, and that the members of the
Corps might enjoy an entertainment for
once, without having to think of wash
ing the dishes alter the feast, and that
they might understand how the members
of the Post have been entertained and
Iww they have appreciated the entertain
ments given tbem by Corps No. 10.
The joint assembly of G. A. R. and W.
R. C. were conducted into the banquet
hall and seated at two tables groaning
under the magnificent spread, prepared
and served by soldier hands, After be
ing seated a blessing was invoked upon
them by the chaplain and the collation
began to disapiear amidst a humorous
but innocent hilarity, and all went merry
as a marriage feast. "Joy was uacon
fined where youth and beauty meet."
Aiter banqueting to satiety they all re
paired ajiain to the main hall where the
following program was rendered : Mrs
O. L. Willis, Pres. of the Corps, brought
down the gavel and a babel of voices was
Mrs. G. W. Bales sung a song accom
panied by Mrs. Morris on the organ. At
its close a shower ot boquets fell at their
feet midst a shout of applause.
Mrs. D. R. Shambrook read a poetical
selection in a clear voice with high rhe
toxical excellence,which was appreciated
also with a shower of boquets.
Another song was sung by Mrs. Bales,
accompanied Sy Mrs. Morris.
Mi58 Regma Rast next recited a poem
in an excellent elocutionary style and
Marching Through Georgia was sung,
while the time was marked by a grand
march around the hall, the old yets pres
ent joining in the choru3.
A recitation by Miss Maggie Grills was
delivered in her rich, inelleiluous voice,
which was receiyed with great applause.
Red, White and Blue was then sung,
the entire audience joining in tho chorus.
Miss Mabel Van Buren played a march
and the entiie assembly was set in mo
tion in a wind-up march, which was so
maneuveted as to wind up in a solid
mass, when oiders came to disband at
11:30 p.m. Then there was a hurrying
to and from the cloak room, and soon the
hall was deserted to make way for a
band of Elks that was in waiting with
out. This entertainment given W. R.
C, No 10, of Roseburg by the G. A. R.,
is an epoch iu our social history that will
long bo remembered by all the partici
California's Fruit Crop
San Francisco, April 17. Severe
frosts during the last few nights have
caused much damage to fruit in the or
chards in the center of the state. A dis
patch from Fresno savs that serious
damago was done in vineyards there,
and that the frosts will cause a short
raisin crop. At Biggs the mercury fell
to 2 deg. below the freezing point, but
the cold snap was short, and fruitraisers
are not alarmed over the consequences
of the frost's visit.
Two-thirds of the grape crop in the
vicinity of Calistoga was destroyed, and
fruits of all kinds suffered to some ex
tent. Cherries, apiicots and prunes suffered
from the frost in the vicinity of San Jose,
and ranchers are discouraged over the
prospect of the season's crops. The
fruit yield in the vicinity of Decoto will
be almost a complete failure, owing to
the frost. Cherries, particularly, will
be a small crop.
Ranchers in the Napa valley say little
fruit will come from them this year as a
result of the recent frosts. The frost
had a killing effect on grapevines in the
vicinity of Stockton. Smudge fires were
kept burning all night during the cold
snap, but thev had little effect, and
viueyardisls declaro there will not be
half a crop of grapes from the neighbor
London", April 17. Tho Exchange
Telegraph Company says it is rumored
that Buluwayo has be?n captured by the
A dispatch troui Aldershot says the
Middlesex regiment has been ordered to
start immediately for booth Africa.
Considerable anxiety is felt renardinj;
the South Africa situation, and the gov
ernment is openly blamed for its inact-ion.
From Saturday's Dally.
I. Riggs of Portland is at the Mc
Geo. SeMle of Oakland is at the Van
J. H. Shupe went to Oakland
on the local.
A. W. Stanton and wife are at the
J. B. Murray of Portland is registered
at the McClalicn.
Elmer Weekly of Looking Glass is at
the Van Houten.
II. W. Gamble of Oakland is stopping
at the Van Houten.
J. I. Galvinof Grants Pass is regis
tered at the McClallen.
Geo. Guthery of Portland is regis
tered at the McClallen.
R. A. Kenner of San Francisco is a
guest at the McClallen.
D. H. Bair of Sacremnnto is regis
tered at the Van Houten.
H. W. Decker of Sacramento is reg
istered at the Van Houten.
Fred Chaney of Days Creek is regis
tered at the Van Houten.
W. A. Treble, who was for some time
a resident of Roseburg, came up to the
city today looking hale and "hearty as a
Hon. Geo. Downing ol Salem, ex-sup
erintendent of the penitentiary, is in the
city toda on a visit bis daughter,
Mrs. C. A. Sehlbrede.
Bob Hughes of Empire City, the
champion of Coos County, is in the
city and will take a prominent part in
the atheletic entertainment at the Ar
mory Hall, Saturday night.
Thursday and Friday were fair but to
day, Saturday, Old Boreas came down
on us "Use a won in the fold,", and Old
Flavins has capsized his watering pots,
and pedestrians are sbiyering.
Mr. S. Minard, who has been quite
feeble for some, his friends will be pained
to learn, is still confined to his bed under
the doctor's cure, at the residence of his
daughter, Mrs. Ball, on Jackson St.
Hon. C. A. Sehlbrede, who was
stricken down with nervous prostratiou a
few days ago on Jackson street, is re
ported as improving and may be ex
pected to be up and about in a few days.
We call special attention in today's pa-
Lper, to the letter of "our own correspond-
ent" from Washington, D. C, concern
ing the opinion of members of congress
on learning of Mr. Hermann's defeat at
Albany the 7th.
In tho matter of the estate of Jchn M.
Conway, deceased, the court set apart to
the widow all the personal property of
deceased for her and minor children's
use and not subject to administration.
amounting to $103, Done in court April
The Electric Light Company is erect
ing poles at crossings of Washington and
Stephens and at . Douglas and Jackson
stree.ts. These'poles are said to be 70 feet
high, from which the arc lamps will be
suspended under the late order of the
L. G. Dumbleton of Winchester came
in town from Cy Smith's this morning
with his team. When he came by the
depot, some employe of the railroad com
pany just at that moment let the air es
cape from an airbrake. That made such
a noise as to frighten the horses, causing
them to rnn away. No serious damage
was done except to break the tongue and
one wheel of the wagon. Mr. Dumble
ton and Mrs. Lee Minard the occupants
of the wagon, narrowly escaped serious
Mrs. E. P. Richardson, whom her
many friends in Rosbnrg will remember
with pleasure, is non with her. daughter,
Mrs. Kruger, in Alameda, Cal. She
writes to Mrs. W. F. Benjamin here that
while she is enjoying good health iu the
golden state and a happy life with her
daughter and family, she often thinks of
her many friends in Roseburg and Ion 3
to see them again. She sends her kind
eat regards to all her old friends, a wish
the Plaindealer hereby makes knowr?
to the many friends of Mrs. Richardson,
long a resident of Roseburg.
V zealous brother last night at the M.
E. church, while the subject of selecting
a topic for Dr. I. D. Driver's lecture this
evening was under consideration ; moved
to adopt "Col. Ingersol and the devil."
The motion was carried 'midst a burst of
laughter. So Col. Ingersol and the
devil was adopted. Dr. Driver will take
this pair of worthies iu but will doubt
less assign them to a tropical climate.
Col. Ingersol and the devil will no doubt
sharpen Brother Driver's evangelical
wit ou this occasion, as well as fire up
his fervor aud we expect they will get a
good roasting tonight.
Americans Under Arrest.
Washington, April 17. Tho state de
partment has received a brief cable mes
age from Consul-General Williams at
Havana announcing the arrest of Prot
estant Bishop Alberto Jesus Diaz, well
known to many church people in all
parts of the United States. Diaz is a
naturalized American citizen of strong
Cuban sympathy, but his friends insist
that his work in Cuba has been confined
to proselyting for the church, and deny
his participation in the rebelliou. Consul-General
Williams will insist on a
civil trial should the matter go to the
leimih of atrial.