PLAIWDEA FIR 1 EIGHT PAGES. Southern Oregon's Leading Newspaper. PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY. Vol.. XXXI. ROSHDURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, igco. No. 3r TRANSPORTS RETURNED Canada Will Repeal Law Aimed at American Miners. ;.'MPDlE-ROADtRS TOR DEWEY. The Sultan of Turkey Must Settle at Once for Outrage on Amer. lean fllaslonarles. Wakuinuion, Aril 15. Orders have been glveu to turn the transports Tartar and Westminister over to lliu owners, tliu government having 11 " longer need lor ttieir service. Mining Liw Repealed. New Yi'HK , April IS. A Montreal diit-luti-lt : Hon. Smith .Cnrtn. Minis ter of t in-t in tho Rrltirdt Cutmuhia Cabtnt I . Hi.ooiincec that ihn alien labor law which w;n pHfi-il liv tin; llrifiuli Columbia Legialvnrii at itf Uirl senior to exclude Ai'ii-ru' in ininera (rum t lie Atliu District, will lu repealed at lite July scs-iou of the Legislature. To allow Ami -ricana to work placer tnints in the, meantime tho government hat duui led r grant (" mtnt-te certill catea tu ciiiiiiiiif!i incorporated under the law a d Uritteti Columbia As the cxpeniu uf ir.cororalion it small, the American holding claims or drciding to do so, can fallow out their inclinations with little mom trouble tliau Itritieh aub jecte. Alter the law la repealed all will be on the same looting. Middle- ioader for Dewey. Kanmah Cm-. Mo., April IK. Carl Crown uddreaaed the Middle-road Popu- liala thla morning, and created coopier nation among the Wharton Barker adher ents by advo:atiiii Dewey lor the head of the ticket and Darker or Donnelly (or vice president. 'With each a ticket, said lie, 'wo will atand nuuiu show of ku.ckiog out both tickets dominated by the money power and headed by McKihley and I'.ryau." Alter deciding to elect 25 del- galea to the Cincinnati convention re cess was taken. Sultan Muat Hay I'p. NkwYoiik, April 18. A apecial die ialcl to the Tribune Irorn Washington says: The Fnitad States charge d'adalra at Constantinople will bo directed to Inform the Sultan that this government insists upon the payment without further delay of, $100,000 Indemnity lor outrages on American missionaries and the dael ruct ion of property. I'uless prompt action b taken on the Sultan'a part thla antid. pates uu ultimatum thitt the debt may be discharged before resort is made to dras tic measure. HEATH FOR CHAIRIAN. Mark Hanna Will Not Direct the Re. publican Campaign Thla Year. Skw York, April 17. A special to the Herald from Washington aaya: It la very generally understood by leading Republican politicians that Senator Han na wilt not I hi chairman ol the Repobli can National Committee during the com ing campaign. There la no one whom the President or the party leader would have morn cuiilhiunce in than Senator tlanna, but tbonatool hie health la such that be doea not led equal to aasumlug tho reapouilbility (or the uiatiegeuiant ol the campaign. t'irtt Aseiaiant Poetuiaater-GHue,ral Heath hua not resigned to devote litm-lf to the work ( tht National Republican CoiiiiniHte, uu has leen (tatod. Mr. Heatn has no pieayut intention of 'u signing. What he may do after the campaign opens Is a matter about which lie will not talk at preaent. Mr. ilnatb is Urn one moit talked of as (Senator Henna's auureaaor, Represent h'1' 0 Dick, ol Ohio, who la at present Hooretary of the National committee, '8 also t okea ol lor tbe place. FROn THK NATIONAL CAPITAL A l ew facta About the "Puerto Ouirnjre." Other News. Rico WAMiiNun.N, I). C . April 11, HUM. So iiiiii.li B'l ) ban bfi-ii made about the so-called " J'uerto Rico outrage" that vie will eeo what la proponed. That island Is a i) flaring Irotn the duvaKtaiing hurri cane that destroyed crops and home and left ll mostly doHtituie, Tena of thonsanda would starve only that we are Bonding thnin food to keep them alive. Thoy have no money to pay taxes, to make roada or to support schools and maintain local government. Top inten tion was to give them free trade, an the president recommended, but prevented by the necxraity (or meeting tbece ei peunes. The lat angar and tobacco crops have been bought and arc held for the tninW who will prcfU by (rco trade s tbiV bo'igbt aubject to the full terifT. The htnell taritr of 10 prr ceni tu tu- col lected together with all that hun been collected eiiu we owuh.I ihe ihlarid la to be returned as a fu:id to mv ixpiTiPH for two years at moat, uij'il thuy cm rnim critp.i nnd (ice ir.idj uriv rornu ' Hooner li tlm lyUn'l ov--rii in n! th.i'l fMMli'iiiifi tu entiihliMhfd. (?oiu:refi'i in ucting lairly an I kind'y by I'm-rl i Kiel but tho tiii"tH wont Mvcn cnri'iem. tu htiv- one tii'Vfntii of the tHii.T deiiucted ir..i,i th piirchaH.i prii'c, that deducted the iwling tin ill'. This Ih w hut denx'crai-y i tryini: to make capital out of. Congre has recently pid a tWgu compliment to CuminiNeioner llermunu by ordering the re-putillcation of bin in- tereating iiook on (lie lAiuicana I'urchaeo, that was published 1ft year. The mo lion Introduced in he Ioin by Mr. Jone, of Washington, was (nvorably re ported by Plutt vl Connecticut and paeaed without dissent. The country will greet with approba tion tbe decision of the Senate agaios' tbe admiaaion of W, A. Clark, as senator from Montana. Tbe uo of monev in senatorial elections will hereafter is solidly "set down on" by tho Senate. At the same time there ia much person al g od feeling toward Mr. Clark; the senators who refuse him admission will uot regret to see htm legally returned In the near future. There ia tacit agreement that no River aud Harbor bill shall pan at this term but the Oregon delegation feel the need to have tbe improvements at the mouth of the Columbia kept in order and ex tended to preserve what has so greatly aided navigation. On Tueeday. April 10, Senator Mcliride and Representative Moody appeared before the River aud Harbor Committee of tho House, of which Mr. Tongue ia a member, whon Mr. McRride addreaHed tho committee ae to the importance of the proponed amendment to the sundry civil bill, to appropriate K'.oOO.OOO for the Columbia River work. It may not be possible to get that amount cow, but they hope for something substantial. The new financial act has already mot with a most remarkable response from all parts of the nation. It provides for national ban at with only half the amount capital tefoie required, and on the bonds to be deposited notes for the full amount are to be lamed . This will encourase the establishing of natioual banka where they could not organize before, will great ly increase circulation and facilitate business. Already there are hundreds of applications for charters. Thia will uive confidence In republican policy. When it comes to practlcul business sense, the republican party I as shown it always. Dewey returned from the Philippines as near a popular idol as humanity often gets. Tbe people were ready to do him honor and endowed him with their un mitigated delight ; also with a home here In Washington. When he deeded that home away even to his wife, aud she to bia sou, aa an afterthought small aa the ait was it iet Liiu dowu to common place. All reeeuted that he ahould be willing to alienate their sift. So popular ity loll Dewey aa suddenly aa be had won it. lie recovered somewhat when be declared that he knew nothluu of politics and had no deaire to bo inci dent. Since he bad an ovation at the aoutli he imagines be can command ad miration and votes lor anything be mav wish. Tbe announcement that be will run lor president caues regret, for the people do not like toiee tbeir bero fall lo be merely a politician. 8. A, O, LATEST f ROM WEPENElt Dead Left Lnburicd On the Held Where They fell. THE BOERS SOLICITING HELP Strike Ended at Cornell dlctments In Kentucky. News. Dam. Other In- Maxkri', April 17. Colonel Dalgety's caaualtiea since tie bat been beeieged at Wepener have been HO killed and 100 wounded. The Hcer losnee are reported to have Leon considerably heavier. Aft er the nigbt st'.tick on April l'J, the dead wore left on the field. herc they ptiil ile unburied. There ia a cunflict t opinion amuu the leaders. Some want to t.aok t:a:.n, while othern rei'.ieo lei do m. Desultory cannon lirins; iin l "anipini:" conlinu-. Tho '.' ii'' i jii in lifirit', which alarir.8 :h' Ji.rt", who are now o;i both sides cl tU; liver, n: :! might be cat off if ihe Mrimu weic to become Hooded. Five l!oer K'ino are believed to b-r ills- i ft!iied. Boers Calling For Help. Cai-k Town April is. The Hcer gov- ernrnetin nru circulating the following matiifcHto h 'ii one: Afrikanders thiouihout Cape Colony: "We feel that our fato aud the fate of the whole of Afrikaudom is at Blake, and we appeal to you to etand and tight shoulder to ahoulder with in You fan - not, you may not, alio' the tyrant to extinguiah forever your finest traits of character as a nation. "With you on our side tho issuecannot be doubtf"!. We must conijuer. iod grant that love of your country and your liberty and the noble virtues cf men truly free may induce you to join u in the hour of onr supreme struggle. '' The Strikers Permit Work. Choiox LaMuno, N. Y.f April IS. Work wan resumed today at Cornell dam. The strikers made no opposition. None of the men at work were strikers. As the men were ueaeinblmg at tbe works two compauifH of troops made a .lemon- atratiou on the hill to convince ti e strik- era that the soldiers are ready for an works ' emergency. Deaths From Piajue. Simla, April I. Tho deatiia from plague throughout India during the patt week aggregate upwards of 4,000. English Farl, Nevada Uirl. Iaxdon, April IS. The ounouncemeLt thia morning ot the wedding ol Earl Russell to Mollie Cook at Reno, Nev., created a Bensation as Ihe earl, according to English law, is still legally married to the first Countess of Russell, now per forming at a music ball. , Indictments In Kentucky. Fkaskfoht, Ky April IS. Tbe grand jury has teporled iudictments against Caleb Powers, John Powers, Chae. Fin ley, Wharton Golden aud W. H. Coulton as acceusories, and against Henry F.. Youtsey, Berrv Howard, Jim Howard, Harland Whittaker and Dick Coomba, charging them with the willful murder ct Governor Goebel. ' An Editor in Luck. Sr. Lot ia, Mo., April IS The Post dispatch today ey : Harry B. Wendell, city editor ef the Globe Democrat, aud a sister of M re. Adam Weiat, learned to day that they are heirs to a fortune feti estimate ! at 10.0.0,1,00. Kentuckey Governorship. Wasuixuton, April 10. The supreme court tod jy set A pi il "0 a i the date for bearing the Kentucksy governorship rase. THE McKINLCY TRIAL. Defendant Hxonerated of the Charge of Making; False Affidavit. Aliiasv, Ona., -pril 17, KM). Never before in (lie hiitory of Oregon tin there been audi a i urn for timber land. Thia in general and is not confined to the big railroads and syndicates oper ating here, but Includes private citizens. The trial of H. G. McKinley here for auboruution of perjury has brought oat iliii luct iii a atrikinu manner, 81 well as the mod ii operandum resorted to to Be cure big trade by the syndicates. Tbe tc-u'.imony hboacd it to bo this: Men aro secured to file tbeir claims, morftiy men without any means, tbe ex ponces are paid entirely by the agent of the syndicate, who receives $1C0 for bis commission, and when the property is proved up on a mortgage ia given cover ing the entire expanse which amounts t? about t"09, including the $2.50 an acre that in paid the government. The claim ant doep not advance a cent. The prop erty though it in hit name, and he can Ki-il it to any one or can turn it over to tho -yndfcata with a alight advance for bii trouble and the mortjjan will be dia chred. Thi" of course ia the object of tbe whole business, aa tho syndicate is niter tho timber land. Thie is the pro ram in a tmt.theil. It is a r jundabout way but isidTVetive as carried out by the j locators in tho choico of claimants, etc. In tho meantime tho Northern Pacific is following cloo 'behind nll?r thia same land in lieu cfsouae worthless deeert land eleewhere. If tbe syudidate dossn't get it the Northern Pacific will, there's the I rub. What's the odds. In making th a.Tidavi. when filing j upon the land the claimant e wears that j he has been upon the land and knows it, , etc. Tn charge again't 'McKinley is I that he aeenrea ruen ti make the affi- davit who did not tea the land at all. In this case Whitney, the claimant, ewore that he had never been upon the land though familiar with the location, and that he did not know tbe contents cf the Affidavit when read to him, claiming Hint McKinley attended to everything, bat McKinley and Tarpley, his assistant swore that he was told before hand that be must see tl.e Und. Aa the case was evident' v going against j the st-ite tne deputy district attorney j last evening asked for an adjournment until thia morning to get another witnei-s from Roseburg, which was gran!ed. At 9 o'clock thia foreuoon the tee ti mony of Walter Hoon, of Roeeburg, who arrived on the morning train, was taken j on behalf cf the ttato, but it proved to be ! entirelv iu iavor nf the. d.fn.lant nddin- I strength to the defense. The court held j that there wns no probable cause under i the testimony of the defendant having I tried to secure tho making of a false af fidavit and therefore discharged the de fendant. It ia an interesting fact that tbe prose cution wero unable to ascertain the syn dicate for whom Mr. McKinley is work ing, though considerable of an effort was made in that line. Tbe other case in which W. J. Drink ard and Harry Barr figured as the set tlers were upon motion of tho district at torney dismissed. McKinley Las locate 1 57 claims in this county, and of these all are being contested by the Northern Pacific but nine. That company is after tbe whole (hooting match and mor too If they can secure ii, and take so much interest in tbe matter that they had a special man on hand at this examination. Albany Iemocrat. Gen. riontenegro Surrendered. Manila, April 17. General Montene gro, who with General Macabuloo has been trying to re-orrfinizj the Filipino army, discouraged by tho impossibility of making the men ataud against the Americans, has surrendered, Macabulon escaped. MOKI TEA POSITIVELY CURES sick heudaehe, indigestion and constipa tion. A delightful herb . drink. Re moves all eruptions of the skin, produc ing a perfect complexion, or money ie funded. 25cts. and 60 eta. , M, F. Rapp, druggist. . , ATTACKS HIS OFFICERS Lord Roberts Places Culler, War ren and Others In Bad Light MICH EXCITEMENT IN ENGLAND. All the Papers Comment at Length Upon the Disclosures Praise Roberts. London. April 18. Lord rtoberla' crit icism ot Bailer, Warren and Thornvcrof: is the continued topic of interest. The afternoon papers praise Lord Rort for bis frankness. Some maintain that' there is nothing left for Boiler to do but to resign. The St. James Gazette, refer- ring to Rul!er'8 report, md: "Never in the history of armies d I it happen that generals scribbled thei confesaiouB of fault arid dsh-ct. cf the w.,Iees deaths tf men and dneredit to t . fllg ja tQ,),t manner." Tue Globe declares : -.V more pitiable record of indecieion in pun and confusion in execution we have seldom read." and adds that what little reputation Duller had luft has been scatfprefl tn iha winds. In a long editorial the Daily New speaks cf the ' somewhat appalling lan guage" of the dispatch, and i;o8 on to Bay: Upon tbe whole, these dispatches are diequieting and disheartening in do ordinary degree. Following immediate ly upon the recall of General Gatacre, tney muicate a widespread feeling of ua- easiues and anxiety." The Standard, which ia supposed to be in the confidence of tbe government, taye: "It is scarcely likely that the publica tion of Lord Roberts' dispatch is with out a purpose. It irresistibly euygesta whether it ia not to he followed by fur ther important changes in tbe South African commands. Painful as fcuch measures may be, there must b no hes itation iv carrying them out, if they are rtqmreJ in ths public iuieres'." The Daily Telegraph compliments Lord Roberts upon "not hesitating, where great national interest are at stake, to wound private susceptibili tiea." The Daily Chronicle confesses to "a feeling seeming like consternation when reading the extraordinary passage" of the dispatch. The Times says : 1 , "Lord Roberts' severe condemnation is justidedonly too clearly by the official narsjsives of what took place. The story is painful, Lot it is wrll for the nation and for the army that it should be told clearly and aimply, w ithout concelment or exaggeration. "It ia not the least of the great services Lord Roberts is now rendering the country that be eposes with judicial im partiality and wise, wholesome severity. errors and omissions in hiuh niartir which have cost ns so very much." Whether the government baa any special purpose or not in publishing the dispatch, the way in which it has been received will make it most difficult tore tain the censured commanders in active service. (lot a 10-foot Panther. Lorr.uiK Gkove, Or., April 13. tjuite a seuBation was created here by Felix Cunen aud Dave Mosby bringing in a large pauther, which measured about 10 feat. Tne "varmint" had killed a eheep on Ld Joi.ea' (arm, seven miles from here, near a trail on which chiidren passed to and from school. The sheen was seen by tht children, partly eaten lip. The panther ran when lie heard tbe children coming but aa ao.in aa they paed it carried the eheep l!00 yard. The best dogd wr nou aaauible d. and in tive minute had the beant treed, lie was shot twice through tha dy, and aa be (ell a rlog grabbed him l, the lb rout. The pauihei held tbdog by it pws. but was too nick to hurt lb dog. and was shot in the head. Iu all, about Vi shots were tired. Some young tmnlora lent their assistance by running iu the opposite direction. , . .