The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190?, April 23, 1900, Image 1

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Southern Oregon's Leading Newspaper. PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY.
Vol. XXXI.
Men Who Stand for Good Govern
ment, Progress and Prosperity
A Pew Undeniable Pacts Concerning
V" the Nominees on the Joint' and
County Ticket.
Hon. H. A. IJootli, the lepnblican
nominee for joint senator of Josephine,
Douglas and Latin counties, is to well
known to require an Intioduetion through
thi columns of this paper, lie having
gruwii to manhood-i estn'n in thU county
while his entire active btiKin"" career
bus been spirit In theco thrro counties,
And it may i stated without fear c f con
tradiction tUnt tio imio has J j 1 1 . us much
to develop tln urMt renource id thin tec
t lots of Or'-iJ-'ii. ertato employment f"r
our people. 11ml inaugurate mi i r.i of pro
gress and pruf.n-u'y iti liifi Hon. H, A.
Booth. ItiiHi'ha feeling of pride that
tliu I'i..mmik juiMs to tliB rupciior
ability, indomitable otter price and
energy iA this man, , throuxh
whosa tltri :t and industry in the. estab
lishment of Hits valuable lumber and
other itnliiutrii.-f, Josephine, county owes
her prjsp-'rity and import
Hr' to a great decree, today. No lees
can be fluid of Mr.'Baoth'a operations in
Itiit L-ounty, whore bin brilliant achieve
ments of tho pact few years in develop
ing tier vaat timber and lumber resources
ut tha same time giving a new impetus
to lbs producer of tLe various producti
of tbe farm, Lib Inaugurated an era of
" process and prosperity neater than ever
before experienced in that coonty, As
is fittingly demonstrated by Mr. Booth's
connections with the Sugar l'ine Poor &
Lumber Co. of Graots Pass, and tbe
Iiootb -Kelly Lumber Co., of S4glnuw
ami Weudling, in Lane ccutity, it is
characteristic ol the man that
his Investments and capital ia in
tin) field of productive industry,
his great enterprises affording em
employmenl and a chance of livelihood
to a treat army of worthy . laborers, as
well as creating a good home market for
all kinds of products of tlio farm. In
fact he Las dot 10 mors to eMablish a
reputation and foreign market for Ore
gon lumber than fcny one mau in the
state, which has made Oregon' timber
lands valuable and u investment eager
ly sought for.
Mr. Uvoih ia a man of remarkable
bt;yteB capacity and foresight, posses
ing an unblemished character, a student
of thrift and economy and is in every
way emloootly well qnalilied to fill the
responsible office to which he aspires.
II is innumerable friends throughout
this district will see to it that a band,
some inj jiity is rolled up for him at tbe
pills Jane the 4th.
B. D. 1IKUK1.
?.. D. Briggs, of Ashland, the nominee
for Joint representative of Jackson and
Douglas counties, is a brilliant attorney,
a man who enjoys tbe reepect and es
teem ol all who know him. He is a safe
anil reliable person with whom to en
trust the Interest of these couuties in tbe
Oregon legislature.
It Is fortunate for the republican! of
this county that a man of aucb strong
personality, fine intellectual attainments
and sterling integrity as is possessed by
Hiu.A.O. Marsters, should be chosen
to head their couuty ticket. We bave
ouly been acquainted with Mr. Maratera
for the pbt five or six years, but like
all others w ho are so lortunate as to form
his acquaintance, w admire hiui lor bis
ability, many sterling qualities and sober
industrious habits. Mr. Marsters is not
anofBua seeker and be baa never aspired 1
to office, however upon tbe earnest
solicitation ol bis cueny friend, be ao
espied the nomination and was elected
toa,orclthU city, which position be
tilled foir snceesslve year, declining tbe
.rioailoaiion for a third term ai (bp last
municipal election. Vigilent and vigor
ous contention for honest and provident
expo'iditnrn of city funds earned for him
a well deserved reputation for economy,
In fact, nil public matters placed In his
hands have always been handled with
the same en refill buinees sagacity that
has clnimcterir.rd tl.o management of
his own private business affair.
it is an undeniable furt that if clec'ed
to tho Oregon Senate, no one would ex
ergue more watchfulness over the finan
ces of tbe state, defeat more extravagant
anil ohjectional legislation and nrreoi;.
plitili mere lor Douglas county generaMy
than would Hon. A. C. Marnier. Hih
Indotuitablo perseverance In any under
taking; in which bo ouce embarks, hi
fearlessness tA operetion public mat
ters and unusual capacity for judging the
motives and merits of men, maken bim
an ideal mnn fur the office to which he
now HHpires. The republican party and
Houglas county will have cauttn 'to feci
proud of Iho day Hon. A. C. Marettra ie
sent to the Oregon f-enuto.
Tim republican nominee for county
ri!ri bsn'ative, A. It. MmttaoD, in an en
ti'rpriHins!, pronperdr.M tiller f lh R;ji!
lllid 'c couiit'd ttic 'I-.: tin; to jet Ftlccew
fj f irni'TB of Ivjalng J!ns valley. It
id V( ry il-!-'.roii!) tha' muirfinu in cLirn1
touch ul'h tl:ti Iruit and agricultural in-ten-sta
of our oiiniy t-e Kent to th-s IctfiM
luturti l' g.mrd tli" interests of t!.o
fii(uor an well .m other county intereMa,
snd in this ni'ptet Mr. .Ma::oon fillx the
bill in every detail. Mr. Muttoon is a
gcntktnnii of more than ordiuury ability,
well informed 011 all public . i'ieitioiiH,
byth statu and natioiul, and ia ready,
fluent speaker and there '11 no room to
doubt that the county's interests will be
carefully unaided by him.'
Mr. King, a nomioee for representa
tive on the republican ticket, Id a sucess
ful youtg biminese mau of Yoncalla,
having been engaged in tbe drug busi
ness in that flourishing little city for
some time past. He is a young man
possessed of many sterling qualities and
is very popular in the north part of the
county wbere he ia well known. He has
an enviable reputation for honesty, is a
young man of abMity and in bis election
the people will have a public servant
who will te careful, painstaking and dis
creet in all legislstive matters.
Kugeue L. Parrot t, republican nominee
for sheriff, ia a native son of not only
Oregon, bnt of this county a!eo. He has
grown to manhood in this county and ia
therefore In cloee touch with its affair
and being quite an exteiiHive properly
balder baa tho Intercuts of the county at
heart. Mr. I'arrott is at the head of the
substantial and. well known Loot and
hoe Arm of I'arrott Bros., of this city, a
business which has been built u p through
economical and strictly business princi
ples. While Mr. I'arrott is toot a politic
ian and is practically unknown in politics
in this county, he ia by no
means a stranger to the people,
who know him, and regardless of
of party affillatiooa hold Lino in the high
est esteem for bis ability, honesty in bis
dealings and many sterling qualities.
Id the commercial world be ia widely
known, having been engaged in business
of Considerable magnitude in this city
for many years, making a dooided suc
cess of bis priyats affairs, which is tbe
kind of recommendation that counts.
He is a man of sufficient years maturity
and business experience to especially
qaallfy him to serve in thi capacity of
sheriff with exactness, decision and
credit. Keally, no better recommenda
tion for any man Is needed than the fact
thahe Is sober, induatrions and bns
made a decided success of his own busi
ness. We have no hesitancy in asking
for such men the suffrages of tbe sov
ereign people. He Is no mau's pet. 1le
went before the convention strictly up
on his merits and tbe action of the dele
gates in making him the' unauiuious
choice of the convention for sheriff ie
commendable in the extreme. That he
will be elected there ie not 11 quention of
u. k. siUMsaook.
Tbs subject of this brief sketch, Djvid
R. 8h amsrook, is also a native son of
whom or stats tnd coonty may well
(Ooiloi on Tags 0.)
Cleveland Warns His Party Against
False Leaders.
lix(Jovernor Campbell, of Ohio, on
the Errors of the Chicago Plat
form; Bought in by Popu
lists. New Youk, April IS The Urooklyn
iMtnucratic Clnl gave a dinner tonight
at tlie i Tiiinnia Club to commemorate
the 157tl anniverenry of the birth of
Thomas JefTeMon. About 130 persons
rra present. At tho gnli-' tuMe were
ex (iovernor Jame V..- Campbell, of
Ohio; Joseph J. Wille:t, ol Alabama, and
o hcr prominent public men.
fI.f.VKI.A.VV i.i.tiki:.
llt l'ri Hldfiit Cleveland sent a kUt-r
.-. areititig I.! in i'iili'v t l.e i re-ent and
i'siimi h'n oviniont on tbe present
d"iiiocr.ii ". Ilia Istter was as follows:
"riiici:ti;i. N. J.. fpril 12. Louw I".
Buikiird Ivur rMr: I r.-rct that I am
utmbli) to acc-pt your uivitation to at
tend the dinner to be given by tbe Brook
lyn Dwnocmtio club on tha 18th ins'., to
commemorate fbe birth of Tboniaa Jeff
erson. When thoe who prof-BS demo
cratic laith meet to celebrate the birth of
the niiio who flrt gave their fai h a dis
tinct formulation, ttioir pride in the
achievements and triumphs of tho party
which he founded should not entirely
displace all thought of urcecnt eituatioua.
and tbe conditions wh?ch Vrf the light of
experience, appear to be essential to ita
success. Though tbe faults of the party
in power are many, and though its of
fenses against the political health and
safety of the country are flagrant, these
things should not encourage os to base
an expactation of success and a hope for
the restoration of wholesome admit ietra
tion upon the eliorteoraings of our adver
saries. We ahould too well understand
their ability to ultach to tneir fortunes
ti e powerful contingent of selfish inter
ests to place confident reliance upon tbe
weakness which ought to be the penalty
of their misdeeds.
"Beside, none of ns can clooe our eyes
to tho fact that the democratic party ia
only formidable in ita own strength. Its
power to win victories has always oeen
found to depend upon a sturdy and con
siatent adhoreuce to ita tiraa-honore 1
principles, which havo proved suffici6ii
to meet every emergency of our National
ife. Whatever successes may have at
tended a party of opportunity with sails
spread for every transient breeze of pop
ular sentiment or excitement, experienc
has abundantly demonstrated that dem
ocracy is so constituted that it is only
strong wheo courageous in tbe right, and
only victorions when ita forces are mar
shalled nnder its old an 1 well-organizad
standards. Our principles are so Bimple
and they accord so well with the honest
American disposition, which loves free
dom and cares fox the public welfare,
that they are eaBtly understood by the
democratic masses.
As a result of this, tbere has never
been a time when false leadership of our
party and a departure from simple demo
cratie faith have not been quickly dis
covered and ruthlessly rebuked by list
less support, prouounced defection and
bitter defeat. These consequences have
thns far beau so inevitable that the lea
sons they teach cannot be disregarded
without iuviting calamity. ,
"The healthfulnees ol our party may
well be questioned when it sh.ioks fr u
such au examination of ita position a
will enable it to avoid disaster by keep
ing in a course of safety, under tbe guid
ance of true democracy. Therefore,
those who claim lo be followers of
Thomas Jefferson will fail to diaeharge a
solemn duty if, in this time of doubt and
temptation, they neglect such so exami
nation, and if Ibis discloses a teudency in
party control to subordinate tbe prinei
' pies tA pure dsmocrary and to distrait
their conquering power, then conditions
should nOt ontinne without a brave and
early democratic proient. I have ad
dressed these wordn to feilow-democrate
in the full consciousne's that I am now
far removed from any influence in party
oiari;ui m "fit, but I love tho democratic
Prty, and have written under the sanc
tion of that freedom ol speech which
1'hoinas .T-flVrBn placed among the car-
dirml factor of our democratic creed.
Yours very truly,
"(illOVJiK Cl.KVKt.AKO."
A letter was read from ex-Governor
Bu'i-s, of Iowa, in which he advocaten
the freedom of Cutia and the giving op of
tbe Philippines, (ieneral Joseph Wheel
er, also sent a letter of regret.
Joseph J. Willett responded to the
toast "A Century of Democracy."
In responding to the toast, "The Res
toration of Jefferaonian Democracy," ex-
Governor Campbell declared that tbe
party of Jeffereon could not survive half
democratic and half populists. He re
pudiated tbe socialistic theories brought
jnto the p.irty by the populH's. Speak
inaoftlj Chicago piriform of IS'JO, ho
declared that it enunciated many great
and endiirii:.? truths, but coupled them
to r.t least ono fatal error Hie "mi Jcf
fetJ'ininn and under exi.'tin ruining and
commercial ccn ;r;e; th? irapj'sible
prop) itioti ot 1G to I."
Tl.e. Speaker sdd that a majority cf the
elect ir of the country were tdmetaliets,
but that they had been forced to ctioo?u
between the tw o forms of monometallism,
and they hvj cho?en gild, but in doing
so they had been saddled with a finan
cial bill which created the most powerful
and dir'g-;roii8 of all trusts a money
trust. It was sufficient be said to know
that "10 to 1" was dead, and that jast so
long as tho democrats proclaimed their
intention to resurrect it, just that long
would their own resurrection be post
poned. Mr. Campbell declared that tbe army
oj working men had plenty of work at
good waxes. Continuing, he said. "It
will be hard to enlist their co-operation
to destroy oppression in Paerto Kico or
stsy imperialism in the Philippines un
less we first abandon tbe menance to
their own prosperity."
Our Cuban Subjects Counted .
The total population of Cuba ia 1,572,
797 iocludiui; S15.2J5 white males and
4G2,'J2G white females of native birth.
Foreign whites number 115,700 males
and 2,453 females. The.e are 111, SOS
male? negroes and 122,740 female
negroee. Mixed races number 125,000
raalet? and 145,305 females. There are
13,001 male and 163 female Chinese.
Tbe- popnl.ition of Havana city is 235,931.
Of the tu'.al pjpul Ui on of the island,
1,103,700 are set down a3 single ; 240,351
as married, while 131.7S7 live together
by mutual consent. There are 85,112
widowed persons.
Tho Spanish by birth number 120,240,
Of the children 10 years of age and over,
49,410 have attended school. Of tbe to
tal population, 443,426 can read and
write, and 19,158 have a superior educa
tion. Elkton Notes.
Phil Weatherly has returned from
J. M. Uobinaon was assessing in tbe
Kellogg country, last week.
O. Mattoon is driving tbe stage be
tween this place and bcottsburg.
Judge Bennett, ot Marshfield, passed
through on trlday s stage.
Teamsters are now busy hauling
freiKht from Drain.
Arch McUulre, of Drain, is visitiug
friends at tbm place, this week.
Mrs. M.M. Bacon has a floe display
of millinery goods in town. Addie Suraguo returned from
Marnhtield last week, wbere she has
been to see her sister wtio.baa been quite
Born, April 19th, to Mr. and Mrs.
Win. t'heever a sou.
U. T. Moore wilt soon take hie depart
ure lor Gardiner, where he will find em
ployiuent in the logging camp.
A very sad funeral 'ook place at Mr.
aod Mrs. It. II. Dimmick whose infant
daughter died Monday nieht. The little
one onlv a few days old but none the less
dear. While onr hearts go out in sym
pathy to tbe bereaved parents, we feel to
know that the little one is safe aod hat
scaped Iroin walking tbe tnoroy path
ol me.
and British Lighting at
Several Points
Relief Column Engaged the Burgh
ers Near De Wet's Dorp Ar
tillery Duel in Natal.
London, April 22. Dispa'.chers arriv
ing from tbe seat of war, though mea
ger and unsatisfactory, ci 'arly indicate
renewed activity at all po uts where tbe
British and Boer forces e in striking
distance of each other, t.iterest for the
moment centers at De VS et's Dorp and
Wepner, wbero fighting evidently is in
progress. A diptcu r : ived from Ali
wal North, daUiTl'P ' 21, eays that
there was bravy litlng previous day
between le Wet's D and Wepner-,
and around Wcpnir r- mrday, bnt that
no particulars Laye i n received. A'
special from Maseru, .alcd Saturday,
"The invehtmfcot of Wepner continues.
The Boers .eetn determined to do their
utmost to capture the garrison before re
lief arrives. He"ere fighting appears im
minent." . .
The activity Jof the Boers at' ElandV;
Laager apparently has failed to draw ; ;
General Buller, if that was its object, in
to doing ptere than repel the attack
made on bis advance posts.
A djttaU'b from Warreotoo, dued
Sat ujiay, eays :
"There has been intermittent and ia-
effective sniping by Boers, who also tired
L:v .shells, both daring tbe day and
tbe nigJt, at the station the past two
days." '
A special dispatch from Zwanki'p,
Josfontein, dated 21, says :
"This morning 1500 Boers made a de
termined attack on a convoy returning
to Boshof. The British succeeded in re
pulsing the attack, and tneir fire became
so heavy and well-sustained that the
Boers fell back with considerable less.
Tbe British casualties were 16 killed and
wounaed. The convoy reached B.ish.jf
Nearing a Settlement.
Nkw Youk, April 11. A special- to the
World from Washington eays: Unlets
the fSuitau of Turkey acts very promptly.
Alt Ferrough Bey, the Turkish Minister,
will be given his pat a port, and diploma
tic relations between tbe 'United States
and Turkey will be suspended until the
Sultan pays the , 100,000 due citizens of
the United States.
It is understood that an oltioaatuat.
stating tbat the diplomatic relations will
be severed unions tbe claims are paid, (a
ready for presentation to the Turkish
government. It is known at tbe depart
ment tbat the Turkish minister advise4
his government yesterday relative lo the
situation, and tims will be given far the
Sultan to act before tbe ultimatuai wll
be issued.
Will be Settled.
Bkb.un, April 21, The Foreitru Offiee
says it has information indicating tbat
tbe United States' difficulty with Turkey
will be settled amicably in a few days. :
Tbe Foreign Office does not believe a
naval demonstration will become neces
sary. (Questioned as to bow tbe Euro
pean powers would regard such a dem
onstration, a Foreign Office official re
plies that uo exchauice of views ba yjt .
been made.
Washington, 21. Ali Ferraugit
Bev, the Turkish Minister, bad. another
conference with Secretary . Hay at the
State Department today, which in his
opinion, tended (till further to eubaooe
the prospect of a complete and amicable
settlement of the disputed American
claims on Turkey. Tbe Minisier refuse
to discuss the conference, beyond ex
pressing tbe belief tbat tha negotiations
respecting the American claiass sr tost
nearing a Istlsfoctory conclusion.