The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190?, May 03, 1900, Image 1

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Southern Oregon's Leading Newspaper.
Vol. XXXI.
Mirs Agnes Jones Ends her life
by Hanging.
No Probable Cause Ascribed (or the
Rash Act other than ill
Wednesday morning at an early Lour
the people of thin community wore
startled by tbe end news tliat Mis Agnes
Jones, daughte r of (ieo. W. Jones, had
committed suicide ty hanging herrelf lu
her lather's born, near tho family resi
dence, about one milo north of tbia city.
WLou Riley Stowell, who it in therm
ploy of Mr. Junes, wrnt to tin- birn to
feoJ tlio hones, s.?n after 5 o'clock, lie
found the yotm Udv hanging fioin a
bo una in the I'tiui which l-i about 12 feet
from the floor. .Mr. Stowcll immedi
ately notified the l.iiuiiy and others who
notified Coroner Hoover who was soou
upon t'i) scene with tt Jury ho invusti
itatsd tho facts mid returned .t verdict us
fllK VfcllMCT
We, the undersigned coroner's jury
u'ripunru'lled to ascertain ttio cause cf the
death of Agoeta .fonts, anil tliecircum
et.'.n i relating thereto lind th same ss
We Cud the deruam J to be Agness
Jones, unmarried daughter o( George V.
Jones, of Roceburg, Oregon, and that
she was about the Age of 2i year. That
she came to her death by hanging
eel! in the burn at the family homo he
tween midnight and five o'clock on the
gioruingof. Wedueijday, May 2, 1900.
We believe thai said uct was of ko!cfi!:l
iuteut and tally premeditated by said
dot eased although what cause led to
said act this Jury has been unable to
ascertain. P. Bkockwav, Foreman.
K. W. Caiiimi.l,
J. J. Faikhah,
J. W. Carlo.v,
Wm. Ci iiiueb,
Waltkh Tool bv.
Mies Jonea had taken n long rawhide
lariat which had been on the porch of
the hoiifo, and carried h lo the baro
which is about 300 feet from the house,
and climbing up a veiticid ladder to a
pl.Hjorm about seven feet from the main
flour," had wrappod the lariat around
12-iach beam about five feet higher up.
Placing tone end of the lariat around
the ben m then placing the loop over her
head with the knot drawing on the
left eide, eho had evidently jumped
from the platform as her neck was d it
located. She was hanging beside the
ladder with tier right elbow touching It
' and her feet about lour feetfroia tbe floor.
The evening before the tragedy, Miee
.lories was not feeling very well and re
tired to her room on the first floor, of the
residence between 8 and 0 o'clock, and
was not again teen alive.
Mr. Jones retired about 10 o'clock be
Hevioii all other members of the family
to bs In bed. Miss Jonea baa been
under , the physician's care for some
time but was apparently in good spirits
w hen she retired to her room. When
found the waa fully dressed aa when
last seen by Lor parents, with the ex
ception of a cape which the Lad thrown
over her i boulders. Her hair was ar
ranged aa it waa when aba retired to her
room, indicating that she had not slept
leceased was a young lady of irre
proachable character, modest and retir
ing In her disposition, and was held in
the highest esteem bv her wide circle of
friends, who are shocked od wholly un
able to account for her raah act unleaa
ill health bad tendered life a burden,
which, in a fit of temporary desponden
cy she determined to eud and deliber
ately proceeded to carry out her deelgna.
The funeral waa held at two o'clock
this afternoon at the residence, where
the services were conducted by Dr.
Townaend, Interment in the Mason lo
csmelery. At the grave aide the ritual
istic services o f Ibe Order of the Eastern
War, of which order the deceased wss a
member, was conducted. The bereaved
relatives have tbe tyro patby of the en
tire eomni unity.
Bailor of Booth-Kelly Co. Sawmill No.
Blew Up Wednesday.
Cotta;k (Jkhvk, May -'.At 11 o'clock
this forenoon the? laryu steam boiler of
tbe Booth-Kelly Co., sawmill, No. 1, sit
uatod 7 inilos northwest of Cottage
Grove blow up.
Otto Frederlckson, first engineer, and
one other man, were instantly killed by
he scalding steam and wtnr. Two
other men were dangerously Injured, and
are not expected to live.
At this w ritiog no cause for the diaas
ter Is ascertainable. The death' of the
chief engineer probably shrouds the mat
ter in mystery.
Frederickson lelt a wife and fatally,
their home beiug at Cottage Orove.
i. a rtu
Saginaw, May, 2, 3 p. m One of the
boilers need in hauling lugs into the
Booth-Kelly Lumber Co. 'a sawmill, No.
1, acmes iIkj Coast Fork river from Sagi
naw, exploded at 10 o'clock this fore
noon. Otto Fredericknou, the machinist, was
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A til-nil m-npn i 1 1 iti Ai.lilt.r
was acting superintendent of the euro-
The nit'i) had just put a iiev builer in
place, in connection with nil old boiler. '
and were tualcit.g a teft of tlio boiler 1
.when the oi l one exploded with such
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iniai regime.
I It Is said Frederickson has been in
the employ of tho company but a short
time. Ilia family lives at Cottago Grove
and consists of s wife and four children.
A little son of Frederickson fell from a
fence week and broke a leg. He-'
ceased owns a residence in Cottage
Grove and other ptoperty. lie was an
industrious man aud generally liked
Ed. Ouatd.
Memorial Day Observance.
To tho people of Douglas county
general and lo the citizen soldiery
Permit me to call your attention to
the fact that we are nearing the day set
apaitbytheU. A. K. and by order of
the general government known us Me
morial day. It seems to me that there
should be implanted in the breast of
every American citizen such a love of
country and its liberties as would enable
them to relegate to the past all sectional
and party feeling aod give such an in
spiration as would elevate them above
selfish Interests, which might prevent us
from the discharge of duty toward those
wboae memory we should cherish thote
who ao readily offered.up their lives up
on tbe altar of their county. We are not
called upon to honor or eulogize the liv
ing, but to cherish the memory of our
noble dead. Also letjus upon that day
assemble and strew (lowers upon the
graves of our loved ones and thereby cul
tivate the tender feeling of attraction
that lingers around their memories.
We profess to be one people, with one
flag, liberty-loving, God-honoring na
tion, prizing our country mare than gold
with that true patriotism that tried
the hearts of our forefathers who pre
ferred to bequeath to their posterity
freedom from the hand of oppression
rather than tbe riches of ailver and gold.
Therefore, let us, their heirs to free
dom, come together on tbe 30th day of
May next, to pay some tribute to tbe
memory of our country 'a defenderi. We
have no desire to make display, but in a
fitting manner do our duty.
Aud iu obedience toordera issued from
national aud department commanders,
we request the citizens ol Koseburg aud
vicinity to mant with ua at the Opera
House on Wednesday, May 30tb, at 10
o'clock a. m., to join in auitable exer
ciser appropriate to Memorial day.
An oration will be delivered by the
Honorable George C.Brownell of Oregon
All soldiers who have served tbelr
country under state or national enlist
ment and all Confederate veterans are
most cordially invited to join with ua in
the i xetoisas of tbe day. Further notice
will be pabllihed In due time.
E. D.,
Boers Contesting Every Inch of
the British Advance.
Rebels Kill 20 Americana in Snmar.
Brave and Noble Stand of a
Small Garrison.
Thaiiancue, Tuesday, May 1. After
noon. General Hamilton's division was
engaged yesterday snd today io forcing a
passage northward. At iiomnek, the
Boer front held a Hue of hills command
ing the sides of the Nek. The Canadians
and Gordons allocked the hi'.l to the left
and the Shropshire's find MarhL'iiU's
Horse, supported by a battery, cleo
made an attack on the enemy, who finul-
1 Iv lied, leaving ujhiiv wounded and
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pawnee wa9 cleared.
Tlie B;itrs on ti e mountain ore now
fliidlinu tli outlying ramp, necebsiiat
iun removal t j a safer place. The Hot-rn
havo three Kuus oil the hill to the etnt
wnrd of this place, outside the ranyo of
j the British artillery. Tho Boer shelling
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retain their poM'ions and the British ore
not attempting to dislodge them.
General Hamilton, by reaching Hout-
ney after a full day's fighting, secured
the Thabancbn-Blomofontein road.
Boers Plans if Defeated.
New York, May 2. A l'retoria letter
j to the World, dated March 23, ssye:
1 Although the majority of the Boers
still believe that the independence of the
Kepublic will remain after tbe war,
hundreds of them are taking tbe opposite
view, and ore casting about for a suitable
country to which they can emigrate.
State Secretary Reitx said today :
"If tbe English take these Republics
and raise the Union Jack over them, I
will take my family lo America. And
scores of other burghers have sad tbe
same thing to me. Many of the older
Boers will trek to German West Africa,
where there are thousands of square
miles of fertile territory, and thousands
will emigrate to other countries."
An old Boer In )be Free Ftate ceveral
days sgo asked concerning the rates of
passage to America. "You see," said
he, "we are going to fight hard for our
country, but if It is taken away from us,
we want to go somewhere where there is
a Republic":
The friends of I'residenf Kruger say
that if the Transvaal lores her independ
ence, tye will spend the last years of his
life in Holland or Germany.
A Brave and Noble Little Band.
Manila, May 2. The American
garrison of Catubig, Island of Samar,
consisting of 30 men belonging to the
Fotty-Thlrd Regiment, baa been attacked
by rebels. Twenty of the Americans
were killed. The remainder weie res
cued. The Americana were quartered in Cat.
ubig Church, which the enemy, number
ing aeveral hundred men, surrounded
and fiercely attacked. The Americana
fought for two days, and then tbe rebels
managed to ignite the roof of the church
and it burned away and finally fell upon
those inside the edifice.
The walla remained intact, however,
and were used as a shelter by tbe be
seiged Americans for three days longer,
the enemy attacking the bnildlng on all
aides at once. The Americans continued
firing from the w indows and doors of ibe
church an t did good execution among
tbe Filipinos. It is estimated that over
200 of the l.tter were killed, many dead
bodies haying been removed from the
scene ol tbe fighting. After five days'
resistance by the Americana, a Lieuten
ant and eight men arrived from Loon
and engaged tbe beieigers, who there
unon retired. The fortuoate arrival ol
tbete lelnforcemrn'e presented (be an
nibllation of the American force en
trenched in the church, who bad repeat
edly declined to surrender when ordered.
Ten f-orvivots wer without food, had
little ammunition and were exhausted
when relieved.
This fight has encouraged the Filipinos
who are now actiog in an aggressive
manner and threatening that section of
the'eoaet, particularly the town of Cat
arms, whence the garrison will probably
he withdrawn to Loo.
Interesting Account of the Trip
Roaeburgers to Dawson.
Some Prices.
Dahho.v, N. W. '., Alaska.
April 4, 1900.
i.ditok jxa'xdkalkji: len clays ago
yesterday, eight of us started from Een-
net Lake. J. A. Smith with .sled with
about 200 pounds; W. W. Unthank, 200
pounds; Thomas Ward, Geo. Bateman
and.F. J. Bateman, one sled for the
three, about 350 pounds; Wi'.ey l'ilking
lon is bringing in two doga and sled for
a party that just came ont, the owner
feeding the team. This is a eoft snap for
1I10 blacksmith. Walter Pattereon and
myself Marted on Cruecer.t bikee; we
came to Selkirk, U(imi!ea from Dawecn.
He was compelled to lay ' off on account
of Know blindnets. We were iu com
pany of three other wheelmen, who al6o
took a lay off at Selkirk.
Wheeling was fine, most all riding it
easily in three days. I etruck out alone
covering SO miles the first day, the tbird
day when within 25 miles of Dawson, at
2 p. id., a snow storm set in and 1 was
obliged to knock off. The storm con
tinued all next day. I fell in company
with Dr. McFarland and two others.
They bad horse sleds; they walked and
kept a lookout for the trail, and this was
not essily done as the ice is far from
smooth, it is often piled up with caxes of
ice from 10 to 10 feet high and the river
in many places is 4 miles wide. It
stormed until it was most impossible to
go against the storm. I packed my bike
the entire twenty five miles in snow from
0 to 10 inches deep. '
At 0:30 p. m we arrived O.K.; my
bike came through without a murmur,
covering the long distance of COO miles
in 10 days.
Now about the rest of tbe boys, it will
be at least 3 weeks before some of them
land. Patterson undoubtedly will be
the next to arrive.
I have not been out of tbe hotel at this
writing. A contract was just closed for
a two-story frame building, 90x33 con
sideration ? 17,000. Pressnt price of
lumber, $150 for rough, $175 for surfaced
or matched lumber; nails, $20 per keg;
carpenters, $1.50 per hour, 10 hours for a
days work; miners $1.00 per hour;
meals, on the the road in, $1.50; bunks
$1.00; better meals $2.50.
While I was writing a man came in
and offered me $100 for my bike, I asked
him $150. J net now a dog team, 9 dogs,
passed with 5 saw logs on a sled, goin to
the mill, tbey were on tbe ice and mov
ing right along.
Horses are from $250 to $500 each ;
hay $000 per ton ; oats 30 cents per
I will close as my eyes are bothering
me very much, will write more next
time. Tomorrow I go to tbe mines.
Fare to Nome $250; boats will go about
the 17th of May, so they think, will fol
low tue ice out.
Political Dots.
Dewey's record iu politics is an excel
lent one, as far aa it goes. He once
wanteu to vote for Grover Cleveland,
but didn't.
Washington will give this year the
largest repuplicau majority ever known,
and a part of tbe result will be due to
Mr. Rryan'e visit and insistence upon
doctrines co utterly opposed to the ideas
aud Interests of tbe people of this state.
Tacoma Ledger.
The same tale of small and dwindling
audiencee comes from all puinta where
"Cyclone" Day it baa been delivering
hia calamity harangue. Tbe voters are
too busy in the fields, mines and work
hops during tbeae gracious days of Mc-
Klnley prosperity to listen to the Texan
and hia troubles. Asbland Tidings.
Calamity Unprecedented In West
ern Mining History.
Exploafon of Damp or Powder the
Cause Heroic Rescue
Salt Lake, May 2. Tbe first news of
the Scofield dieaetir e-terday gave a
list of killeJ at about C'. Later details
showed that the dii-astor was more awful
than the first reports indicated, tbe loss
of life being estimated ,t 200. The cal
amity is bo unprecedented in the history
of the state that the 1 'v.iiia mind did not
seem to be able to tel.' irrasD it. AfUr
damp defayed t.ewo:!-: of the rescuing
party but the magnitude of the diaster
soon beciino appar-!i'. All the men on
the raiee known at '!- Peak, were ly
ing in clusters.
All had apparently , aliztd that death,
was coming, for all were found as though
in attitudes of defense. Somo Lad cloaks
about tbem, others fried to protect them
selves by burying their faces in the
ground. The scene was ghastly. Be
tween the blackened and stalwart men
lay about a dozen little lads, who had
been engaged as couplers and trappers
about tbe mouth oJ the mine. Men, wo
men and children, relative of the dead
minere, soou gathered and as the t odies
were brought out and recognized by re
spective families, lamentations were
most heart-rending.
Nine-tenths of tbe men kiil.d are
American and Welch.
Tbe financial loss to the compai.y can
not be estimated hut will be very t;reat,
with various claims, expenses and !o- of
It appears to have beeu one of those
accidents common to the very bast regu
lated mines. The state mine inspector
is still without data to lay the blame oc -
anv on?.
Latest From Schofield.
Salt Lake, May 2. A special to the
Desert News from Schofield says: Tvo
hundred and one bodies have been re
covered. It is known that between 300
and 400 men entered the mines and it is
also known that a great majority was
killed. The two camps have always
been conspicuous for tbe large number of
married men employed. Several fami
lies have been robbed of all male repre
sentatives. In the Hunter family, eeyea
are mietdug. Amooi; the dead are 2t
young hove.
Salt Lake, May 2. Supt. Sharp, of
the Pleasant Valley Co., resumed wort
with the rescuiog party this morning.
directed by State Mine Inspector Thom
as. It ia said the rescuing party has 49
more bodies piled up in the tunnel to be
brought ont, Seventy-five bodies have
already been prepared for burial.
Lizzie Clark, a 16-year old sister of
Walter Clark fell dead at her mothei'a
feet this morning when she beard of her
brother's death.
Active measurs of relief aie being
taken by state and county officials and
several subscriptions have been started.
Tbe theory is that the explosion was
the result of carrying a large amount of
powder and storing it iu the mine.
Another World's Fair.
Sas Fram'im;o, Msy 1. Active prepa
rations are being made for a world's fair
to take place in this city in May, 1!XH,
which will coutinne tor six months. It
is to be known as 1 he Pacific Ocean and
and International Fxpotitltion.
Was Not Murdered.
Forest Gbove, Or., May 2. The cor
oner's jaiy today rendered a vardict that
Mrs. Anna S. Hatch died of heart failure.
Sbe waa found dead ia bar home laat
Friday and murder was suspected.