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Vol. XXXI. '
ROSHI3URG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, MAY 7, igoo.
PRAISE FOR GEN. OTIS
Mckinley Records His High Ap
preciation. Tilt GENERAL SAILS TOR HOME
Warship.- at flanlla Saluted as 116
Took Ml5 Departure The Cam-
palgn in the Islands.
Wamhnoton, May 5 The order Is
buo 1 by the war department yesterday
relieving General Otis of the command
of the divleiou of the Philippine and ae
signing General MncArtbur thereto con
cludes as foil j w :
"On completion of the transfor of the
coiniuanJ, Msjor-General Oils, accom
panied by hid authorized aid, will re
pair to Sau Francisco Cel., reporting up
on arrival to the Adjutant-General
Uoitud State Army (or the further or
ders of the secretary of war. Msjor
General Otis is relieved from commsnJ
only in compliance with hit own ex
pressed wish. Th President directs
that this ordtr record bis hiuU apprecia
tion of that odieer's dititinguUhed and
eacceasful service io the Philippine
Islands lo bjtb civil and military admin
alratioc. They en til Id him ingratitude
and honor from his country.
"fn-ciutery of War."
. (iiMierul Nine-Arthur lu additlun lo bis
duliosas commander, wilt exercise the
authority of Military Governor of the
H.U1.LO I'OU NuVli.
Manila, May 5. Tte I'tiited States
trannport Meade sailed lor the Untied
Statos at 5 o'clock tbis afternoon, with
Major-(ieneral Otis and two Aid-de-i'amp
on board. The warships in port fired a
Major-General's salute as the steamer
raised her anchor. The gov, rnor'e
launch left the palace at 4 o'clock, carry
ingGsneial Otis and General MacArtb
ur's stafTj lo the Meade. The Twenti
eth and Fonrteeolb Infantry wore drawn
op ashore In front of the city wall at
"present arms," and the band played
"Aald Lang Sjoe," while the shri bat
The candidates upon the republican
tfeket will address the people of Douglas
county as follows :
May 3, Thursday, 2 p. en., liogeesa school
May 4, Friday, 7:30 p. m., Couistork.
" 5, fiatordey, 1 p. tr., Yoncalla.
" 5, Saturday, 7:30 p. in., Drain.
' 7, Monday, 7:30 p. in., Myrtle
Hay 8, Tuesday 1 :30 p. ru., Ualesville.
" 8. Tueeday 7 :30 p. rn., Glendale.
" 10, Thursday 1 p. tn., Millwood.
" 10 Thursday, 7:30 p. tn., Colea
May 11, Friday 1:00 p.m., Cleveland.
" 11, Friday 7:30 p. ra., French
May 14, Monday 7:30 p. in., Looking
May 15, Tuesday 1 :30 p. w., Ten Mile.
' 15, Tuesday 7:30 p. ra.,01alla.
" 10, Wednesday 2 p. m., Camas
17, Thursday 1 :30 p. nt., Brockway.
" 17, Thureday 7:30 p. 'in.. Civil
May 16, Friday 1:30 p.
May IS, Friday 7UiQ p
May 10, Saturday 1:30 p. in. Oak Creek
May IV, Haturday7:30 p. m., Willis
. atool boos.
Public School liotcrtaioancnt.
Paplls of the public school assisted by
1ecal talent, will preeeat aa interesting
prelum at the Opera House Friday ess
'lag.fMsy JBth. More book (or the
scbani library U t j object ol (bit enter
UlBteett' TU program wilt; bo
I'rcdcrlckson Killed Outright Anlauf
Dr. W. L. Chenhlre, coroner, arrived
Lomo from Booth-Kelly mill No. 1,
abovo Saginaw eeyen miles, where he
went lo investigate tho boiler explosion,
which occurred last week. '
Dr. Oneehire reports the affair to have
been very disastrous, hut ono to which
no hUtue cau bo attached, unless to tho
men who were attending the boiler, as
they were uli experienced engineers.
The boiler which exploded had not been
used for about three weeks, and the
water guago had become stopped up.
The men built a tire under tbe boiler and
wnt about some other work. The re
sult waa that enough steam was goner
ated to blow tho boiler sky-high, which
it did literally.
The boiler was oue used to haul logu lo
the mill and was across the lake from
the mil! about 500 feet distant. When
tbe explosion occurred the boiler was
lifted into the sir, carried across the lake
and lit on tbe root of the mill, falling
from there to the platform, -a here It now
rests. The other alongside waa not in
jured. The men wru terribly injured. Fred
erickson, the man killed outright, re
ceived a large Iiactnre on the tkull, and
besides was virtually uiaebed all over.
nVnlauf, who died about - o'clock
Tnursday,was badly ioj ued on the bead,
and bad his right r.nu and left thigh
fractured, l'.udolph, who ia alive and
will probably recover, was injured in tbe
client and burned over various parts of
the body, besides hnviK bis right area
At 8 o'clock Thursday morning Coioner
Cheehiro empahelod a jury, composed of
workmen from mill N'o. 2, and examined
into the causes of the explosion and tbe
death of the to men, concluditg this
duty about 10:30 He then came to
Saginaw and arrived home on the 1:03
The report of the coroner's jury ia as
ItFrOBI ok i'ohonkk'b jcbv.
We, the coroner's j-iry, having beeu
sutiimoued to investigate the boiler ex
plosion, deaths and injuries occqrring at
tbe Bwtb-Kellv mill No. 1, find that
said exploeiou occurred about 10 a. in.,
and was probably due to over pressure;
and that Otto Frederickson was killed
outright by a Iracture the ekull. Otto
Anlauf was injured by a stroke on tbe
head, from '.the effects of which he died
11 hours later, and Herman Rudolph
was Injured on chest, burned on various
parts of body, and recived a fracture of
tbe right arm, all due to said explosion.
M.J. Bhidck. Foreman.
S. A. Bunbo.v,
J. L. Plabtw.
Anlauf was about 30 years of age, and
Mr. Frederirkson about 45. Mr. Ru
dolph was a younger man aod unmar
ried. These men werv among the Lst
mechanics employed at tbe mill, and it is
said almost tbe entire responsibility
rested with them.
Not since the explosion of tbe boiler in
a harvest field in tbe west end of tbe
county in the summer of 1898, has a
disaeter of such proportions occurred in
Lane county, and the sad accident has
cast a gloom over all who knew tbe un
fortunate men. Guard.
II. J. Hicks, ot tbe Neil Creek saw
mill, nsr Ashland, baa entered into a
contract to supply 250,000 feet of lumber
(or use at Ibe .box factory at Grant'a
Fast, and tbe work of eawing out this
large order will tte commence! at once.
Farmers at Bly aod vicinity, in tbe
western part of Klamath county, are en
gaged in excavating a big water dlteb for
irrigation purposes. The dllrh will be
12 miles in lengtb and will cover many
thousand of .acres of good land.
It is reported at Lkeview that Frank
Reynolds, of the Oakland Meat Com
pany, and Miks Hartery, of Tula Lake,
hare purchased from Artbar Jaeksoo, of
Steele Hwsmp, his entire baud ot stock,
both horses ad catite, Tbe price paid
Another Native Son's Cabin.
Pohtlani, May 3. The American
Born Chinese Association wos formed
Saturday with o5 native-born Chinese as
charter members. The officer elected
are: Seid Back, Jr., president; Moy
Bow Wing, vice-preeidout ; Lam John,
recording secretary; Lee Poy, financial
secretary; Louie 'JTuui, marshal; Loa
Hung, assistant marshal; Moy Chuck
Wing, treasurer, and Mig Lin, sentinel.
There are COO native-born Chinese in
Portland, and 40 of the-e are entitled to
The Baker City Epidemic.
The Citizen of May 2, says a fatal
epidenoic ia raging at Biker City. Tbe
papera of tbat city say nothing abont it.
Tbe Citizen says an extract from a Bik
er City letter of April 23 has this:
"The disease which tbe doctors hereto
fore called pneumonia and so many
deaths have occurred from it, has proved
to be black foyer, suppnnsd to have its
origin in Russia, aa the doctor says there
are thousands Idying thereof the dread
"There were several funerals today.
Jut think of it! It hss been raging
here for two mouths under the name of
li;)tiiuoiia. It is very contagious ; the
nurses all tuke it and die.
"There have been from two to three
funerals dnily for two months. They
would tike them out from tbe bospi'.al
after nlxht anil bnry them." Goard.
Fifth District C. E. Convention.
The First Annual Convention of the
ChtjHtiau Lndeavor societies of tbe fifth
district, including Lane sod Douglas
counties, which is to be held at YonciiM,
Douglas county, Saturday evening and
Sunday. May 12 and 13. promisee to be
a splendid meeting.
Already a number of excellent speak
cts have besn secored for tbe program,
and tbe Southern Pacific Co. has granted
a rate of one and one-tbird fare for tbo
round trip. Delegates must take receipts
when tbey buy their tickets.
The following is a provisional pro
sATi iioAV KVKMo, May 12.
7:30. General topic. 'A School of
(a) The Secret of a Good Prayer
Meeting, Miss May Cowan, Drain ; to be
followed by an open parliament.
. (b) Tbe Secret of Good Committee
Work, Miss Llziio Griffin, Eugene, to be
followed by an open parliament.
(c) A Model Business Meeting. Von
sr.NDAY, May 13.
Union church services both morning
and sveniog to be addressed by promi
nent visiting ministers. Regular En
deavor meeting at 6:80 p. ro. Conven
tion meeting at 3:30.
1. The Secret of Success of Ibe Chris
tian Endeavor Movement, Rev. J. E,
2. How Can We Achieve Greater
Success in tbe Moral Movements of tbe
Day? Prof. Louis Barzee, Drain.
(a) Sabbath Keeping (to be supplied).
(b) Temperance, Rev. C. Calvert
(c) Law Enforcement (to be sup
3. The Secret of 8 access in All Great
Moral Reforms (to b supplied).
4. A Ten-Minute Covenant Meeting,
led bv Rev. W. A. Wood, Roseborg.
We the undersigned members of the
Modern Woodmen of America, hereby
request tbat a special meeting be called
on Wednesday, May 0, 1000, lor the pur
pose of adopting candidates for member
ship and balloting on applications.
8. J, Thobnto.
J. G. bxrni,
F. M. Bxabo.
Notice is hereby given tbat a special
meeting of the Modern Woodmen of
America, will be held ou Wednesday.
May tt. 1900, (or tbe purpose of oalloting
oa applications and adopting candidates
F. M. Bbab,
Oa. Bnuut Week.
Filipinos Look to Bryan as Their De
liverer. Tho following letter wai received by
Wm, Vinson from his son, Burt, who is
with the Soth liegt., U. S. V., in the
PcKin.d de Sual, Luzjn Island,
March 30, 1900.
Dear Mamma, Papa aod brothers: I
received your letter today (Friday), it
found .no well. It was the first letter I
have received from you since I left Van
couver Barracks. I was thinking you
bad forgotten where I lived. Was 1
glad to get it? Sore I was, I wish it
were a mile long.
I received a letter from Aunt Martha
about tbe first of February, bnt have bad
no chance to answer because we were
ordered out on a "hike" and did not get
back until lapt Monday (March 26). My
health is very good.
Aunt Martha asked what kind of an
Xmas dinner I bad last Xmaa. It was
pretty slim, consisting of two slices of
bacon, four pieces oi bard tack and
plenty o( water. We were on a "hike"
looking for niggers and found them the'
duy before Xtnae. We killed cir.e of
them and took live prisoners and cap
tured twenty-two rifles. We bad one
man killed and Ut Lieutenant Reed re
ceived a braes covered Remington ball in
his leg and bad to bave it amputated
near the thigh Reed was a fine young
officer about 25 years old, and was our
regimental quartermaster and a soldiers'
We garrison the most important towns
and allow the Filipinos to elect their own
local officers, and in that way everything
is moving along smoothly and the natives
There id no organized army of Filipinos
now, they are just ladrones (meaning
Spanish brigands) cruising around tbe
country in bands of from 50 to 100 each, (
waylaying small detachments of Ameri
cans. I do not think tbe Filipinos are
able to govern themselves. It ia only
the lawless ones who are doing tbe fight
Tbe Filipinos want to bang out until
the next presidential election in the U.
S. They expect Bryan to be elected and
look for him to withdraw the troops from
the Philippines and give them full away.
Bat 1 think they will wait some time
This is tho dry season or summer here
now. We expect the Filipinos to organ
ize in the rainy season and operate
against us during the next dry season.
Tho wet season commences in May or
June, and if there is no more fighting
then thau now we expect to be or
I bave bad some chills and fever, bnt
tbat is not very uncommon down here.
Did you get the picture I bad taken at
We are quartered in a place called
Sua! on the sea coast
Give my regards to Grandma and all
my friends, and tell Aunt Martha I will
answer her letter in a day or two.
As news is scarce I must close. Love
to ail. Your son,
Roseburg Book & Job Office.
In order to utilise water-power for op
erating our fine new Chandler k Price
Gordon Job press, our job office, know n
aa tbe Roseburg Book and Job Office
has been consolidated with tbe semi
weekly Plai.vdsalkr, where it .will re
main under our personal supervision aa
before, and where work will be turned
out more punctually and satisfact
orally than ever. Assuring our many
patrons tbe same courteous treatment
and excellent work, we solicit a continu
ance of their patronage. Respectfully,
W. C. Connie.
A good reliable man, married or single,
to milk and work ou farm. Musi be
bunset, steady and reliable. Steady em
ptoymeat and right pay te proper
(a7. !Uebel. Or.
CROSSED THE VAAL
Hunters Column Is on the Way
RELIEF Of TOWN EXPECTED SOON
Boers Retreating; Northward and
Fightlnz for All They Are Worth
In theThabsnchu District.
Wabbknto.s, Mfly 5. evening. The
Vaal River has been suvc- isfully crossed
at Windeorton bv Barter brigade, with
whom is General Hui. , commanding
thedivieiou. Tbe Boe; - have evacuated
Winctaorton and Ki iam. They .are
treking northward a' are fighting (or
ail tbey are worth. I' irton is hanging
on to their rear and s filing them vigor
ously. JudgiDg from Vf. clouds of dust,
the retreating Boere u ist be in very
RELIEF OF flAFEKINQ EXPECTED
Boers Still Holding Their Own ia
Thabauchu District. -
Loxoox, May 6- 4:20 a. in. London
has been codfidently expecting to bave
news' of tbe relief of Mafeking before
midnight, but nt that hour the War Of
fice stated that no further intelligence
had been received ot Hunter's column,
to v. Lich the public believed bad been -is-
kigaed the work of relieving the town.
Beyond further details of the ocenpi-
liou of Brandfort, little or no news baa
cme during the cibt.
A dispatch from Thabaocbu. d.ited
May 4, says tLe situation is practically
encbanged, the Boers holding tbeir po
sition and Bending occasional shells into
tbe British camp. From the top of
Tbabanchu Hill one ran see over tbe
Boer camp. Ihe country, through
which a number of4Boers ar trekking, '
is exceedingly difficult. It is learned .
that the Boers are trying to draw sap- .
plies from the Ladybraud district. Ibe
Seventeenth brigade has moved four
miles south,-' presumably to assist Gen
eral Brabant if necessary.
A dispatch from Aliwal North, dated
May 5, says:
"Three hundred captured cattle and
borfes were brought in last night. Tbe
wounded are being gradually moved here
A dispatch from Cape Town says:
"Tbe general feeling here, in which of
ficial circles participate, is tbat Lord
Roberta' advance. toward Pretoria will be
rapid. Tbe Boer prisoners do not an
ticipate tbat any effective resistance will
Anxiety is felt regarding the fate of
Mr. Begbie, who baa been arrested in
connection with tbe blowing op of tbe
shell factory. Consul Hay ia watcblnf?
the accused man's interests.
Gov. T. T. Geer left Salem Wednesday
morning for ButteyUle, where be waa
joined by F. X. Mattbieu, thw honored
patriarch and pioneer, and tbat gentle
man located tbe exact spot on which was
beld tbe first meeting of tbe Oregon
pioneers, held for tbe purpose of decid
ing tbe fate of tbe Oregon country,
whether it should become British terri
tory, or belong to tbe United Slates.
Mr. Mattbieu, who is now 83 ye us old.
iatbe only resident of the Willamette
Valley left alive to tell tbe story as an
eye-witness and participant, and who
cau point out the exact spot
where tbe historical gatberiug
waa held. Tbe spot will be suitably
marked and all loyal Oregoniaoa will be
pleased to know Ibat its location has
been definitely located. Brownsville
Oall on Gaddle Bros, for bay aod eate,
at tbe Baaaey bar.