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ROSEBURG, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 9, i8q6
tSucccssor to J. JASKUIXK. J
Practical : Watchmaker, : Jeweler and : Optician.
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELHY, AND FANCY GOODS.
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A COMl'LKTE STOCK Or
Cutlory, Notions, Tobacco, Cigars and Smokers' Articles.
Also Proprietor and Unnngor of Kosoburg's Famous Bargain Store
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f NORMKL f SCHOOL
1?1cciiIU Ycir Itculns September 7H1, 1896.
Three Distinct Courses: Normal. Academic and Music.
State diplomas, conferring the deiev of Bachelor of Scientific Didactics,
awarded to those iio complete the Normal course, and pay the required fee.
Diplomas from the school to those who finish the other courses.
Thorocch work and teachers training department. Expenses low.
A limited amount of work will be given those who wish to tbua pay a art of
their way throuch school.
Drain is a quiet, healthful little towu, situated 3d miles north of Rosebarg,
.i !,-. tw, s1non? or other places of vice. The people are moral and true friends
of the student. The vear jast closed his been a prosperous one for the school.
For full narti'-uisrst fend for new catalogue, which will be promptly msiled to
, Loris Bartee, 1!. , President.
Poultry. KInU mid tiiuiic. a
t lu Season. ?
MONKEY AND PARROT TIME.
I H. T. BLUMB,
Proprietor of - - - - - -
The City Meat Market,
A Red Hot Day for Democracy
Ciucaoo, July 6. Convention week
opened auspiciously in point of weather,
with clear Ikies and cool breezes Every
tram today brought uniformed clubs and
bands of music. The third section of
tho "Dick" Bland .Marching Club put in
an appearauco at 7 o'clock, reinforcing
tho 2300 already here. They made an
early attack ou the hotels and roused the
occupants. Tho Nebraska silver train
arrived with a blaza of bunting and .un
loaded a thousand silver shouters.
Boles' supporters were cheered by tho
coming of n big delegation from the
heart of Iowa. Louisvillo contributed
a stylish Blackburn Club. Streets near
political cetera are practically surren
dered to the marchers and onlookers.
Tho real work of the convention began
in earnest, with a meetiug of the na
tional committee ut 10 o'clock. There
was interne interest in the meeting as
the selection of temporary presiding ? ni
cer promised to develop the tlr. t test of
streugth between the gold am! silver
Tho statement attributed to reiia!or
Hill, that the New York ittkva'.ion
nould walk out of the convention if the
Michigan delegation was unseated, wj?
taken as a particular indication of
trouble ahead. Tho silver lea lers ate to
meet at 2 o'clock to determine whether
the temiorary chairman named by the
national committee is acceptable.
The lu'.t'e among the cuwl.uatoi is
reaching a critical hUire. Today appears
to be one of dark hoises. A telegram
from Yice-I'resident Stevenson, stating
that his election to congress tn I6a was
the result of his advocacy of the remon-
etization of silver, is attracting much at
tention. hx-Congressman SiMey ol
Penusvlvania is due to arrive today, and
a revival of hi presidential candidacy
is expected to iolio-. Senator Tillman
13 also enjoying a dark Inrse bxjm as
the result o'. ths arrival of tns South
Carolina delegation, which is instructed
to vote for him. The B'and followers
; are making the extreme claim that their
candidate will be nominated by acciama- ret of men than the present ilav money
lion. There talk cf concentratine tho chansers. Uvermever aUitieiSfit lue
nominato Teller by acclamation. Then
they will. 1 proaumo, sead.a request for
a conference. Tho result will be the in
dorsement by us of Teller, t,
.1 . ? .
Tho agreement to this etleet n as
binding as any compact among ticnor-
abla men could be. It was first dis
cussed in Vnslungton. U w.n actually
nirt'lu on the evening of the walkout of
Senator Teller and his follow nlvcr re
publicans from tho St. Louis convention.
At this meeting Senator Dubois,
I'ettigrew, Cannon, Mantlo and others
spoke for the silver men. Tho people's
party was represented ,-by National
Chairman Taubcneck; 3Ir. Davis, of
Texas; Mr. P.Utcreon, of Colorado; Dr.
Tnvlor of Illinois, aud niyeelf;;
"For vice-president wo can nominate
a straight-out populist, and the only
candidate spoken of at prosent seems to
bo A. L, Mions, of Davidson county,
Tenn., a strong man, and in every way
eligible. With such a ticket we will
catry, beyond all doubt, Texas, Ala
bama, Oorgia, North Corohna, Tennes
see, and a number cf western states aim
tenitotifH, besides making a big fight in
many other statec. This U every iuli-
cat:ot! that the populut conwritton
alone will bring SO.COO people to St.
A Platform to Oct In On.
OincAtso, July S. It in wid the com
mittee n crcdential iiave deciJed to
throw out gold itelegatts Irom Michigan
ard Nebra-ka..The platform will de-
elartf for unlimited t in age o! silver at
10 to 1 ; denounces issuance of govern
ment bands in times of ieace; demands
that the nower to issne nolos lie taken
away frou the National banks ; declares
for tariff for revenno and demands en
actment of the constitutional amend
ment to jermiiau iucome tax; expresses
sympathy for Cuban boligerants; de
mands restriction of immigration of pau-
par laborers; favors liberal pensions to
old.oldiers; denounces the Pacific fund
ing bill ; opposes third term of any man
for president; denounces extravagance
of last republican congress.
Blackburn addresses the conveutioe
Says the maptity of the American psc
!!e are swTenng and. .00k to this con-
ven'ion to right their wrongs
Curist drove from the temple a
seeks, and evidently enjoys, tho light of
which he has so long been deprived.
lime, though, has set lightly on his
batrachian brow. He seems to appre
ciate, too, the importance and privilege
which attach to great age, and moves
about with a solemn aud arrogant mien.
But when yon fcratch his sidco with a
lead pencil, he readily yields to the te-
ductivo seneation, places one fool on his
heart or stomach, and, as he cocks one
eye up ecstaticaly, seems to say, "Oh!
if you would only make it my back."
Unlike Shakepeare's load, ho does not
sweat venom or moisture of any kind;
his color, too, a lurid copper hue, further
marks his personality as distinctive from
any batrachian yet found. .
Some years ago, near Peoria, 111., a
livo toad was discovered in strata of Eub
carbonifcrocs formation under similar
conditions, except that it was of a pale
Blate color. Mr. Field will endeavor to
preserve the life of hia little ward and it
will probably be sent to the Smithsonian
institute or some other noted museum.
AaJ DeIcr in
PRIME BACON, HAMS', LARD.
AND PRESH MEATS OF ALL KINDS.
Roseburg, Or. 5
tJSf Order Uteri ul Delivered Free
to ar put oi the Ci:r-
opposition to Bland..
Early in the day there vras talk that
Senator Turpie might inherit Matthews
strength when it was knonn that his
nomination could not be made. The
Boies men ai-e confident that Bland can
not win cn the first ballot. They are
mak'ng up some lost ground by recon
ciling the differences among their lead
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
POOL AND CASE RELEASED.
convention, followed bv Altgeid who
talked until 12:40. When Altgeld tin
Ished there were cries ffJrjilmon, At
1 :S3 Tillman had not responded and the
AC. MRSTERS & C
A Choice Collection, at Prices that Sell.
LIME PLASTER AND CEMENT.
A FULL LIME OF WINDOW GLASS
ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
BOWEN & ESTABROOK;
Blacksmiths and Machinists
Stephen Street, between Oak and Cass,
Maclilnc Work a Hpeclalty iCOHEllUltC. OH.
Ready To Do Battle.
Can .o, July 7. Convention slowly
assembling. Weather fine. Immense
crowd. Harrity reportj Ihll fir tem
porary chairman. Great cheering all
over the hall. Clavton of Alalamn rises
to move that Daniels' name be substi-
tated for Hil'. Immense demonstration
Boll of states demanded. Waller sug
gests Hill for temporary chairman and
Daniels for permanent chairman, tiold
men appeal for courtesy and fair treat
ment. Waller ears if Hill is turned
down "Eastern democrats will fight you
here and elsewhere.-' Cheers and hiss
ing al! over hall. Call of statei ordered.
Official vote, 55 against 3IU. Tne an
nouncement of vote caused great cheer
inc. Darnels esrorteu to the chair, tie'
ceive3 a great ovation. Daniels' flowing
speech listened to with great attention.
Daniels advocates tho free coinage of
silver li to 1. Daniels' sjeech finished
Cries for Hill, .-lill ds net respond
Convention adjourned at -5 p. m. until
Teller or Nobody.
St. Lofts, Jnly 7. "We have nothing
against Mr. Bland personally, but if ho
is nominated he will not get the support
of the people's party or of tho silver
party outside of the democratic lines,"
eaid Sergeant-at-Arms McDowell, of the
people's party, in an interview today.
"I am positive- that no democrat can se
cure the populist vote this fall, and that
a large majority cf our people will either
indorse or nominate Senator Teller for
presidency. As tho independent silver
men, including those who recently
walked out of the republican national
convention, will already have nominated
Teller, he will also become n powerful
candidate, backed by the full strength of
the people's party and tho silver party
"But," e-id the reporter, "it has been
stated that Senators Dubois, Pcttigrow
and others favor Bland, if they cannot
get Teller, and that Teller himself has
declared his intention of taking the
stump for Bland if the latter is nomi
"Don t you believe a word ol. it,' an
Bland is a ilcthodlst.
CitUAt.o, July 7. Bland, in reply
Inquiries, telegraphed; "Religion is net
the issue. I am a Methodist. Have al
ways been one. Always will be. If 1
was half as good a Catholic as my wife,
I woukl not worry about getting to
heaven. This is the sentment I ex
pressed in a previous emergency when
her religion was criticised. I stand by
Allen W. Thurman this morning sent
the following telegram to Bland: "The
report that I started the attsck upon yon
on account of jour, wife's religion is ab
solutely unt2. What I said was in
reply to a question by others, and many
things are now put into my mouth
which I never thought oi, much less
said. " our letter.when a candidate for
congress on the 'subject expressed word
for word my sentsments "and convictions."
To the Public.
On and after this dale, I wish it under
stood that my terms for all undertaker's
goods are cash with the order. I find it
impossible to do business on a crcdi
basis, and belive that I can do belter by
my patrons and myself by Belling strictly
lor cash. P. Benedick, Undertaker.
Itoseburg, Ore., April 12, 1895.
Oregon State Camp-fleeting.
The Oregon State camp-meeting of the
.Methodist Episcopal Church will bo
held at Canbv. Ore., on their beautiful
grounds, beginning July 14th and con
tinuing until Jnly 27th. The grounds
will bo suitably arranged and everylhin
in good condition for an cnjoyablo and
The Oldest Frog,
Ei-rexa Srni.NGs, Ark., July 0. In the
mining district, some threo miles from
tins city, there lias jas; wen made a
most novel, and viewed from a scientific
standpoint, a most interesting aud yalu
able discovery. Half way up the moun
taiu a prospector was working in a 0-foot
ledgo of calcareous -rock, bearing eyery
evidenco of the Silurian age-. He had
progressed fully 5 feet into the ledge
when a blow of the sledge revealed to his
astonished gaze a livo toad .snugly en
sconced in a cavity in the Eolid rock about
the size of a quart tup. The sides of
this e.ivitv were ferfectly smooth and
bore no evidenco of crack, team or ctcy
The toad's position was about equally
uistant from the upper and lower surface
of the ledge; nbovo the ledge is a strata
of pure white satidstone, o feet thick;
and immediately over tbio layer of soil,
out of which tower great oak trees, two
feet in diameter.
The find was made by D. D. Field,
formerly of Topeka, Kan., who his, for
some months, been prospecting in the
mineral region in this vicinity. Asked
as to the accuracy ot the above account,
Mr. Field signihed his willingness to at
tach his signatnto thereto under oath.
Tho mayor or any prominent citir.cn of
Eureka Springs will vouch for any state
ment ho may make, and anj number of
S'vered the Tenncsseeau. "Senator Td- Topeka people will testily to his reputa-
ler sent no intimation, and neither Du- tion for truth and veracity.
Mr. Al Hart of Drain has arrived with
his pleasure boat. It came part of the
way by wagon. It will bo excellent for
oasters this summer at the beach and
The stage line W ojien to Drain and
back each day, hastening travelers on
their way greatly in that direction.
Ben Butler killed a lan;e panther on
his sheep range last week, interrupting
tiiat animal while dining on some fresh
Mrs. Mary Scott is visiting on Long
Mrs. U. M. Harvey will hold divine
services at this place on Sunday, the
H. Be kley has been looking up mut
ton sheep in this section.
tinite a quantity of wool has been
brought here for shipment in the la9t
tao weeks. The Cleveland price is not
satisfactory, bat we feel sure that the
McKinley price will bz.
Isaac Gardiner and family of Dram
w;nt to the teach last week.
Jininiie Sawyers is down our way. He
has been at his studies until quite re
cently. Wc feel certain that he vrill be
numbertd among the best of Oregon's
We regret to say that onr town wasj
not very patriotic- this year. At least
not enough to celebrate by any other
demonstration than a dance, which we
ate sorry to sav was carried into the
light of the Sabbath morning.
Mr. Wade ha? turned his school duties
over to Mr. J. Patterson, and has gone
to Drain to take charge of Dr. Haw kins'
office, while the latter gentleman takes a
Mrs. Dora Kader.late of Northern Cal
ifornia, has come to spend the summer
with relatives here and at cho5elJ.
D. U. Butler is going to California
scon, and although we regret to see pec-
plo leave this goodly region wc feel sure
they will return, as Oregon is as pleas
ant a state to make ones home in as any
the sun shines on.
Ben Butler went down the river in
search oi the 4th of July, and he was
not selfish like some other people to go
oflfbv himself he loot a lady with him.
Our hotels are having a dull season at
present, as no passengers either up or
down the river remain in town for meals
or oyer night.
J. Hedden andjfamily were up to C.
C. Henderers on the 4tb.
Wild blackberries are beginning to
ripen and will be in urgent demand this
season on account of the shortage in
"It is the cider of this court that Pool
and Case, the prisonew before thisbar,
charged with the crime of robbing the
Southern Pacific train at Cow Creek can-3-on,
during July, 1S95, bo released on
their own recognizance," said Judge
Bellinger this morning in the United
For one long year the two men haye
been closely confined in a cell of the
Multnomah county jail. Arrested on
July 4, 1S93, on Christmas evo of the
same yeai the men were convicted of
Although knowing the prisoners were
absolutely unable to pecuniarily remun
erate him, Attorney Albeit Abraham
never ilagged for a moment in the de
fense of the men he had undertaken.
Securing a rehearing, he so forcefully
presented the inaccuracies of the evi
dence given in the case to the court,
that Judge Belliuger set aside the ver
dict, and on tho hearing of the argu
ment this morning for a new trial, re
leased the two men cn their own recog
nizance, which virtually mans an ac
quittal and freedom.
Commenting on an aiticle in the
PtALNDEAixn entitled "What Are Jurors
Good For," referring to this case, Judge
Bellinger said :
'I could not allow men to go to the
penitentiary on such evidence as was
i;iven,by tho prosecuting witnesses in
this case. Why the testimony conclu
sively establishes the evidence of the
"In what part?" was asked.
"In many," replied the judge. "Take
the featurs of indentification, for in
stance, Why, every line of description
given by the .witnesses for the prosecu
tion was totally at variance with the
man's appearance, as proved. The
short, light hair; when on Case's ar
rest his hair was found long and dark.
The red, blotched nosa, when the pris
oner's face was clear cf blemish, Then,
the finding ef the articles at Pool's
house, at the camp in the willows and
at the bivouac near the scene of the
robbery. In no instance do the articles
nor their uses agree."
"Then, again, at the first trial, the
constable, Quine, who was principal in
causing the arrest, testified that in com
paring the tracks left by the robbers, he
took only Pool's shoes with him. AYby
did he not take Case's also? Realizing
his mistake, the witness in his evidence
in the second trial testified that he did
not take Case's shoes, a'so that he was
able to compare the tracks left in the
road with the shce3 in his possession on
July S, four days after the arrest, and in
the meantime a heavy rain storm had
"It is but right and justice that luese
men go free."
Case and Pool .have been confined
just two days over one year, for a crime
which they are declared to be innocent
of. This opinion of innocence does not
lie solely with Judge Belliuger, but in
every department of the federal offices
of Portland the same idea is entertained
In au interview with Hon. D. W.
Stearns of Oakland today, we learn that
the construction of this road is progress
ing as rapidly as practical. There is a
large force of men employed and the
completion of the road will be only a
matter of time. That pat of the road
now being built is the most difficult part,
requiring some grading where blasting of
rock is necessary. When this section ia
done (about five miles) tne balance is
over better ground and will he con
structed much more rapidly. The whole
length of road ta be built to completion
is about twenty-two miles, which with
that already built will be 59 milea Irom
Oakland to the No'.t lode, tho two initial
Thi3 road when finished will put a
rich mining district in direct commun;
catien with Oakland and Itoseburg and
make it contribute its rich output to
these two cities, and open up also a
large limber belt and grazing area to
the people of Douglas county. As socn
as tins roid is completed to tuese
mines there will doubtless spring np
into vigorous action a large mining
camp that will furnish a good local mar
ket for a large amount of prod-ice of the
farmer, also for the goods and ware3 of
the various cla?ses of dealers in Oak
land and Roscbarg. It will also bring
into taxation a large tract of land and
rich mining properties, all of which will
materially add to the general wealth and
personal advantage of every owner of
property in the county. It is expected
that this road will be completed for
travel before the rainy season sets in.
iManv Uses For Glass.
There was once a time when glass was
used only for window panes atd mirror.?,
but since then it has developed into
many different fields. By means of a
valuable toughening process, recently
discovered, glass; may now be molded
into lengths and used a3 railway sleep
ers. Glass rails are also produced by
the Eame toughening piocess. It is
therefore possible to have a complete
The glasa rails are tamed out ia sizes
and shapes similar to thoae of the ordi
nary steel rails. They are far tougher
and resist the action of the elements
more successfully than steel. There is
reason to believe before long that we
shall be able to ride in class cars on
glass rails laid on glass sleepers.
The manufacture of a glass dress in To
ledo is probably one of the mcst curious
uses to which glass has been put. This
garment is described as beiug extraordi
narily beautiful. Its foundation is a
silk warp, woven with tine strands of
glass. In each strand there are 230 al
most invisible threa Is.
One ol the latest uses of glass is in
filling teeth. This method is said to be
particularly effective with the front
teeth, where it is less conspicuous than
gold, being indistinguishable from the
THE FOURTH AT DRAIN.
The celebration at Drain was a gret
success. About 1300 people from Drain,
Scottsburg, Elkton, Yoncalla, Comslcck
and other points were present to enj y
the sports of the day. Tho .0. S. N. S.
band discoursed lively music all day,
and the races and ether games were
Prof. Louis Barzee gavo an historica
address that called out "threo cheers for
tho speaker," and Mr. W. N. Pintler
read in a clear forcible voice, the l)i lar
atiou. A very interesting featuro of the day
was a first class barbecue of roast beef.
Altogether it was pronounced one of
the most successful celebrations ever
held in these parts.
bois nor Cannon nor Pettigrew nor Man
tle nor any other of tho bolting republi
can silver men wilt support uiaim.
How can they? They aro honorable
gentlemen, and all have made their
When first exhumed from his adaman
tine tomb the frog's eyes wero closed and
there was little nianifebtation of life,
other than a palpitating motion of the
thioat. Shortly after his advent he
poBitivo plcdgo that the sole object of opened one eye and began to move his
their mission to Chicago is to secure Iront leg', .i.rauuanj niu suuencu mem-
Teller's nomination. Failing that, they
will come to St. Louis, and at tho
eilvcr convention which will be hold on
the 22d, at tho eame time as our own,
but in a different building, they will
oers regained their strength, until now
he is a decidedly lively batrachian. lie
refuses all food, however, and has for
gotten, if he ever know, the art ol hop
ping. But he 13 an excellent crawler and
A Big Contract.
11. Glenn, of The Dalles, and Iloney
mau & Dellart, of Portland, have closed
the contract with the Astoria Railroad
Co. for building 17 miles ef road from
Gobet to within 10 miles of Astoria.
This contract is for clearing, grading
tiinneling, riprappiug and doing the
rock work on tho entire length of the
road, tho work to be completed June 1,
1S97 Mr. Glenn left tilts morning for
Astoria to begin operations, which will
be utider his immediate supervision.
Ho estimates that it will require tho
labor of 000 to 700 men to perform the
work in the specified time. Tho con
tract covers the expenditure of several
millions of dollars, ami we trust will re
sult in placing a goodly amount on the
profit side of Mr. Glenn's balance sheet.
-The Dalles T. M.
The roads are very dusty.
Business is veiv dull now in the city
AY. J. Hughes of Table Rock was
on the streets of Glide Monday.
Prof. F. Simmons and family of Rose
burg aro visiting friends in this vicinity
for a few days.
And Agee is Sheriff! How did that
happen? The Review will toot its horn
for about two vears now and that will
The Rock creek bridge will soon be
completed. Hon. J. M. Rowly says it
will be ready to cross on in about
The Fonrth of Jnlv is gone but we are
Etill here. Every one enjoyed them
se!es m spite of the hot, blistering snn
The Declaration of Independence was
read by Prof. J. F. Wright, and the most
eloquent oration that a person ever lis
tened to was delivered by "A. I'
Black" as the Review calls him. Among
the other speakers of the day was Hon.
A. M. Crawford, who also mado quite a
lengthy speech. After tho horse racing,
etc., everybody enjoyed themselves at
the grand ball at the Mt. Scott school
Henry Barker and M. Tipton made a
Hying trip to Roseburg Monday.
George Cox of Deer Creek was seen on
tho sticetsof Glide Sunday.
Rev. Bell will preach at the Lone Rock
school housu next Sunday, July 12.
The honorable county court is in
sesiuii today. Present his honor, A. F.
Stearns, W. L. Wilson and the uew com
missioner, M. D. Thompson.
"The Science of Art."
Tho Tpeople of Roseburg who were
privileged to hear the Rev. Edward
Davis, of Oakland, Cal., deliver his
wonderful lecture on the above title, en
joyed a rare treat. Such a treat does
not often come to us. Indeed such a
lecture, considered as to its intellectual
and moral beauty is seldom heard any
where. It was unique, original in its
plan and also in its thought. The con
sensus of opinion is that this is some
thing out of the ordinary channel of
stvle and conception; bold, original,
The mind that could "give origin to
such production must himself be an art
tist. He must have the inception of the
art principles in architecture, sculpture,
painting, music, poetry and oratory.
To those who are at all esthetical in
their tastes, this lecture was a real
feast, beautiful, grand, ideal. Mr.
Davis fully sustains his high reputation
as a platform 'speaker. He has an open
invitation and would meet a hearty wel
come to Roseburg again.
People should beware of the man with
the wheel, as the agents that talk smooth
anil charge thirty per cent more- for their
gocds have adopted that mode of travel
ing. The Peoples' Marble Works employ
no agents and sell monumenta and head
stones at an honest profit and manufac
ture their work at homo and keep tho
money at home. One of this firm will
call on you iu person in a short time.
See them and get their prices before you
place your order. They can s wo you
money and warrant all work to be first
class in every respect. Ask people that
have dealt with them and hear what
they say about their work.
Geo. Bell & Co., Props.
Oll'u-o and works, 707 Oak Street. Rose
No id the time to subscribe.