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About The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 5, 1903)
In busy seasons brings
yon yoor share of trade;
Is a very important factcr in
business. Poor ririntiBi? re-
advertising m doll sea
sons brings yon yoor share, and also
tbat ot the merchant who "can't af
ford'' to advertise.
fleets no credit on a good
bnsmees hoose. Let cs do yonr Job
Printing we Rnarantee it to be ia ;
0 every way satisfactory. 2
Published on Mondays and Thursdays -Established 1868.
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, JANUARY 5. 1903..
F. W. BENSON', A.C.MIRTKRS - - --H.C.GALEY, J
President, Vice I'miidu.. ' Cashier q
Douglas County Bank,
Established I883. Incorporated 1901
, Capital Stock,
BOARD OF D1RBCTOR3
T. W. BElON, tt. A. BOOTH J. I'. !J30TH, J. T. BRIDGES
J.F.KELLY,A.C.MaRSTERS K. Li KILLER.
A general banking bnsiness trauacted, and customers given every
accommodation consistent with safe and conservative banking.
2 "Bank oixii from nine to twelve and
XftlAS IS M AT HAND
And we want to inform our people that we have the S
b Koci- f Piirnitnrp and Rnors wehave ever -shown 3
. - e-
for vou to select Xmas presents from.
Our Children's department has many useiui
articles for the little folks, among them being
Boy's Express Wagon. -
Doll Carriages and Doll Go Carts.
Rocking Horses and Shoo Flys.
Rockers and Chairs.
Bureaus and Sideboards.
Red Tables and many other articles that
we haven't room to mention.
OL'B STORE IS fill Of TEE
J B. W. STRONG,
6 r w
ySjKirwrAr j ihit
Bring Us Your ...
J F. BARKER & CO
NEW YEARS IS COMING
And everybody mho sees
our Holiday' display of
Holiday attractions is
glad of it .
COME TO HEADQUARTERS
For popular preasents at
o popular pnccs ui vuaiuuuuy
g . Clocks, Jewelry, Silver-
ware and novelties in es-
8 elusive designs at - .'" ' :
I SRLZMAN'S I
Hints to Housewives,
w,lf tV,e battle in
fresh Groceries, and to get them promptly
when vou order them. Call up 'Phone No. 181,
for good goods and good service.
C. W. PARKS & CO.
IBS' 111. 1 1. 1 SMS
r' ' A
Ua the Rosebur, Marshfield Stage j jne fa ajj pojnt.B on Coos Bay- iooJ
tj rifli Hack leaves Roseburg Every Morning at 6 o'tlqck'
from one to three.
BEST Of EVERYIHIXG.
THE FURNITURE flAN
-Ask to see ear.
UE E N
UAL IT Y
No. 621, with Mat Kid
upper, patent Kid ramp
and extension sole for
All other styles $3 . For
sale "only by :: :: -
. C. Flint i
cood cooking, is to have good
Fs3l aii $hn
C. P. Babnaed, Prop.
Saddle Horses. "Sinde and
Double Rigs at ail hours
Transient Stoc'c gven
very be'f care". ... .
Rates always reasonable
THE PRESIDENT'S NEW YEAR.
He Opened the Executive Mansion to
Rkh and Poor.
Washington, Jan. 1. President
Roosevelt's Sew Year reception was one
of the most brilliant events in Washing
ton society history. All callers were af
forded the opportunity of greeting the
President and MreT Roosevelt and ex
changing with them the compliments of
the new year. No distinctions were
made except Mich as wera rendered nec
essary in preservation of order.
Today the general pnlilie for the first
time had an opportunity to see the
widely heralded improvements in the
White House improvements which
when completed will have cost alxmt
f t00,000. In addition to a desire person
ally to wif-li the President and Mrs.
Roosevelt a Happy New Year, hundreds
wire attracted by a wish to see the
White Honne in ita new and handsome
interior finish and furnishing." To many
who were familiar with the interior of
the mansion as' it was a year ago th .
changes made were a revelation. While
in a general way the form of the-interior
has been retained in beauty and effec
tiveness, it is w holly diffeient.
Just 102 'years ago today President
John Adams and his wife opened the
White House with a New Yemr's recep
tion to their friends and to the public
generally. The dawn of the first fete
day within the walls since become his
toric, was accompanied by the noise of
saw aiid hammer, as was this day. On
account of the unfinished condition of
the lower floor, President and Mrs.
Adams received their guests in the room
on the aecond floor now occupied by
President Koosevelt as a library. While
the improvements now are more nearly
completed than was the mansion itself
at that time, it will be several months
before the workmen will have finished
Elop:d With Her Son-in.Law
Monday train brought Mr. F. XL
Stewait, a well-to-do farmer from near
Eugene, Or. tie was in search of his
erring wife and little boy. The woman
for whom he. was looking' had stopped
several days at the Ashland House,
having registered under the name of
Mrs. Era Thompson. Site claimed to
be waiting' for her husband, who would
arrive by team from the, north. When
the supposed husband arrived (who has
since turned out to be one Goodpastnie
they started immediately for Klamath
county, but for some reason left the
wman'a two trunks in the express of
fice. These trunks had been ordered
sent to Klamath Falls but two days lie
fore the arrival of the wronged right
husband. From this story it apars
that she had compiled their daughter
to marry this Goodpasture, bnt after a
few months forced a separation, and the
girl got a divorce with alimony, she be
ing but sixteen. The mother had her
self apjHtinted guardian and with 300 of
this money and f 400 of her husband's
tlie skipped oot, to be joined here by
her son-in-law. Mr. Stewart says he
don't care about tlie money or the
woman, but his little boy he will have
at all hazards. Ashland Town Talk.
Woes of a Bachelor Governor.
Governor-Elect Bailey, of Kansas, is a
bachelor. The state of Kansas recently
built an expensive residence for the gov
eruor. Governor-Elect Bailey dea not
want itcan't ua; it. A Jot of Kansas
people have lieen insisting that he
marry, so as to iiavc a mistress ol tlie
gubernatorial mainin. He says lie
won't." The stte paer took the mat
ter up and advised all marriageable
women ho thought themselves fit to
be mistress of the governor's modest
palace to propose to him. In conse
quence he has received" somewhat Icfs
than a million proposals, moetly accom
panied by photographs, and many of
them telling him in words intended to
barn and thoughts to breathe, that they
were sure they loved him. But the
governor-elect is olxlurate. Or perha
among so many he cannot choose, fie
savs that on his nomination nor before
election he made no promise to parry.
If the people who voted for hi in did not
know or remembar that he was a bache
lor, that was not his fault. He refuses
to marry nnless he chooses, er until
he gets ready, and perhaps not at ail-
To make matters worse, and to accentu
ate the Kansas crisis, the lieutenant-governor-elect
is alto a bachelor, and
even he won't marry and make the gov
ernor's residence a social center. This
is indeed a shame, when 10,000 beauti
ful women ot that state, all the way
from Mrs. Nation and Mrs. Leasa down
to blushing schoolgirls, besides a million
from other states would jump at the
chance to be a governor's or even a
lieutenant-governor's wife. So it is re
ported that the governor ami lieutenant-governor-elect
have prepared a circular
reply to the thousands of applications,
they are receiving, about as follows :
Topeka. Kan., Jan. 1, 1903. Dear
Madam (or Miss) : Yonr kind favor of
recent date, with inclosurcB, duly re
ceived, and contents noted. We abso
lutely refuse to marry, until we get
ready. When we do, if you are to be
taken into consideration we will let you
know. Please consider that this ends
the correspondence. Any future letters,
unless in answer to ours, will be re
turned unopened. We hand you here
with your photograph, column of society
newB, lock of hair and original poem.
Yours truly, .
This is not altogether burlesque. It
is stated as a fact tbat the new governor
of Kansas haw received literally bushels
of letters from women proposing mar.
riage to him. Perhaps he sighs: "O,
to be the Sultan of Sulu, instead of the
governor of Kansas."
Med ford enjoys a distinction nhared
by very few, if any, towns of its size on
the coust, that is, that there is not a
: single Chinese residing within the city
CABLE COMPLETED TO HIWAII.
A New Year CifHFirst
Dole lo President Roosevelt '
Sas Francisco, Jan. 1. The patience
of the watchers of the Postal Telegraph
C mpany was rewarded at H :01 o'clock
tonight, when the instrument at the
au Francisco end of the Pacific cable
indicated that connections with Hono
lulu had at last been made and that a
message was coming through.
The first words that the ticker denoted
on the tape were: "You are reversed,"
meaning that the Honolulu operator
was getting the San Francisco signals
backwards. The local difficulty was
quickly adjusted by a readjustment of
the batteries here and then came the
first formal communication froni Uncle
Sam's jiossessions across the Pacific
It nan fitting that such message
should le from the chief of the fair Pa
cific Isles to the head of the United
States, and so the ticker read a message
of congratulation and good will from
Governor Dole to President Roostvelt
Then came a cablegram from the cable
ollicials at Honolulu to Clarence Mackey,
president of the Coiiimer.ial Cable Com
pany. Comjany message followed
THE srl.KE MADE.
On Thursday, the first day of the new
year, scarcely a breeze tirrel the wa
ters of the harbor, and advice came to
the ship from Diamond Head lighthouse
that the channel was quite calm, with
only a moderate swell running. A few
minutes after 4 o'clock in the morning
the Siivertown heaved anchor and made
a start down the lay. Prospects of the
cable connection on the first day of the
new year created intense interest in the
city, where the enthusiasm had been
somewhat dulled by the long delay.
At daylight the Siivertown arrived off
Koko Head, where the shore end had
been buoyed since Monday. With little
difficulty the line from the bottom was
spliced opon deck and passed over tlie
stern sheaves and a start was made for
the outer buoy. The cable was paid out
at the rate of seven knots an hour.
Shortly afUr I o'clock in the afternoon
the Siivertown reached the point where
the San Francisco end was buoyed. The
sea was not rongh, but the swell rolled
tlie vessel considerably. Great care was
taken in handling her while taking up
the buoy. It wax finally accomplished
at 3:44 o'clock without untoward inci
dents. The connection with the testing
room was quickly male, atxl San Fran
cisco rescinded promptly to the ca!L
Congratulations and components of the
season jia.-'sedf between the ship and the
shore. Connection was then made, at
4 :40, between the two lines and Hono
luln by ship.
There was joy on board the Silver
town when the extraordinary strain
which had rested uj-in the entire staff
for 19 days came to an end. Mr. Benest
the engineer in charge of the expedi
tion, expressed much relief that the
task had been completed without acci
dent. The proverbial luck of the Sii
MRS. W. A. CLARKE JR. DEAD.
Heir to Senator Clark's Millions to
Now Motherless Babe.
ErTTE, Mont., Jan. 1 Mrs. W. A.
Clark, Jr., died at 4:30 this morning.
Mabel Foster Clark was born 23 years
ago, near Pitt.burg, Pa., the daughter
of John II. Foster, who came to Butte
nearly 17 years ago. On Jnne 19, 1901,
she was wedded to William A. Clark,
Jr.,yonngest son of Senator W. A. Clark.
Her liaby boy for w hom she gave her
life, was born December 2. Mrs. Clark
was a young woman of rare grace and
qualities of mind and character, which
endeared her to a legion of friends.
A son born to Mrs. Clark oa De
cemlier 2, won the $1,000,000 price which
Senator Clark offered to the first grand
son presented -to him. Mrs. Clark, has
not been well since the birth of her son.
Willamette Poultry Show.
The Linn county Poultry Show held
in Albany, proved to be one of the most
successful exhibitions of blooded poul
try ever held in the state. The show
was in session four days closing Satur
day evening. There were 38 1 birds on
exhibition, including many different var.
ieties of chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys
and guinea fowls and there were exhi
bitors from Benton, Lane, Linn,
Marion, and Yamhill counties. The
show proved to be a success in every
respect. George W. Downs, of Port
land, judged the birds and made the
awards. In addition to the regular
prizes customarily granted at poultry
shows, a special list of prizes were given
by Albany's business men.
Must Settle Up.
Notice is hereby given that all ac
counts and bills due me amT and re
maining unpaid after December 20, 1902
'rill lie placed in an attorney's hands
for collection. Prior to this date bills
may be settled by calling at C. B. Can
non's news and book store. Cost of col
lection will be added after Doc, 20, 1902.
d20p Mrs. N, Eotd.
Fine Farm for Sale.
A good 800 aero farm for sale five
miles from Myrtle Creek, 100 acres in
cultivation, balance hill, pasture and
timbered land. Small orchard, good
house, barn and other improvements
For price and terms npplv to P. T, Mc-
Gco, Myrtle Creek, or D. S. K. Bu'u k,
Rotioburg, Oregon. - jlGtf
Message Sent by Governor
vertown carried her safely through 2000
miles in as rough weather as ever cable
was laid. Therefore, the celebration of
New Year's on lxmnl the ship had a
double iguiticawHt and was doubly wel
come. Four hours were spent in testing and
allowing the recently laid line to ac
quire. th temperature of the ocean
depths. At 8:40 p. in., Honolulu time,
came the first call from San Francisco.
. . MES8AOK TO PRUSIOKNT.
Waiisihgtox, Jan. 2. The following
.rfblegraiu wan received at the White
House at 2:30 this morning, dated Hon
olulu, January 1, 9:33 p. m:
"The President, Washington : The
eopIe of the territory of Hawaii send
their greetings to you, and express their
gratification at the inauguration of tele
graphic communication with the main
htud. We all believe that the removal
of the disadvantage of isolation will
prove the str ng factor in the upbuild
ing of a patriotic anil progressive Ameri
can commonwealth in these islands.
'Henv E. Coopkr,
"Secretary of Hawaii."
tub pbemdevt's eplt. .
Washington', Jan. 2. The following
is the reply of the president to the
message of Secretary Cooper:
"White Hon, Waobingtou, Jau. .
Hon. Henry K. Cooper, Secretary,
Hawaii, Honolulu: The president sends
to you, to Governor Dole, and the peo
ple of Hawaii, his hearty congratula
tions upon the opening of the cable.
He believes that U will tend to make
the people of Hawaii more closely knit
than ever to their fellow citizens of the
mainland, and will b for the great ad
vantage of all our people.
"Georok II. CoKTEi.ver,
"STetary to the President."
New Yobc, Jan. 2. Mr. Clarence H.
Mackey, president . of the Postal Tele
graph k Cable Com lany and tie Com
mercial CaMe Cuiony, lias received
the following from Honolulu and the
Pacific Coast relative to the succersiul
landing of the cable at Honolulu and its
connection at tan Francisco with the
ovtrhind line of the Postal and Cable
Company. The first is from the secre
tary of Hawaii, and was fent by him
during the absence of President IoIe:
Honolulu, Jan. 2, Mr. Clirence
II. Mackey, President Commercial Pa
cific Cable Company: We cnd this
token of our appreciation nf the comple
tion of the great enterprise undertaken
by your company of laying a tele
graphic cable from the coast of Califor
nia to the islands. Mingled with our
joy there is a feeling of dee,) regret that
John V. Mackey did not live to see the
completion of his project, and we as
sure you that bis name will ever be
cherished in fond remembrance bv our
people. Hkmt E.Cooper,
"Secretary ef Hawaii."
Grade Was Completed to Summit of
Range. Over 600 Laborers
Asiila.no, Or., Jan. 2. The grading
ol the Klamath Lake Railroad has been
completed to a point on the summit of
the Cascade Range 18 miles out from
Lairds on the Southern Pacific Road.
There are no heavy grades on the re
mainder of the route. Cars are running
now to Fall Creek, 12 miles from Lairds,
snd work is being pimhed on two trestles
one of 800 feet over Fall Creek, and
another of 250 feet over a gnlch. As
soon as these are completed, track lay
ing will le resumed, and it Is expected
the road will be completed to the 13
niile station on the plateau by February
The company plans to have th road
built to Pokegama iu ' Klamath County
near the Jackson line within three
months a distance of about 28 miles.
A petition has been made for a Post
otlice at Lairds.
Over (MX) men are now employed in the
construction of this road, and additional
men are being put on daily. These la
borere are chiefly Greeks, Italians,1 Chi.
ncsc, Turks, Hungarians and a few Mex
icans, 1 he bridge crew alone is com
posed of Anrericans, numbering 40 men.
The Chinese are paid $1.3.) per day, the
Italians and Americans $2, and the
Greeks and other aliens fl.50 per day.
They pay the company $18 per month
At Fall Creek the Electric Power Com
pany has 70 men at work on its ditch
and power plant, which are well forward
toward completion. The company has a
fall of 700 feet from Fall Creek to the
plant, sufficient to develop 2300 horse
power, and will be able to run a great
amount of mill machinery for mines and
sawmills. This enterprise is not con
nected with the railroad. 8o far the
weather 1ms been favorable Jor the work
Unwelcome Christmas Present.
At the dance at Waltcrville, Ijine
county, recently a lady who war. broken
out with the smallpox was" present and
participated in the festivities of the
evening. She did not know what tlie
malady was, nor did anyone else, but a
short time Hfter the dance casea of
smallpox apH'arcd all up and down the
McKenue and now they all know.
However the cases have nil lieen of the
lightest form, very few even U'ing con
fined to their bcds.-Eugenw Register.
SERMON'S FOR THE NEW YEAR.
What Two Prominent Oregonians
Think the Peopl? Should Do.
When we epc.ak of turning over a new
leaf w ith the Ne Year, we generally
mean that onr own course of conduct in
so to be changed an to affect us er
sonally, and no one else. This view is
welfinh and narrow, and I would suggest
two thonghts to be olwerved in turning
over a new leaf with the beginning of
the year First, let oirr resolution in
this regard have referent e to our neigh
Ixir as well as ourselves ; an !; second,
to the state as well as our home.
We are so much addicted to the habitl
of criticising the faults of onr neighbors
that we fail t commend their virtues
and kindly acts. Let us reverse this
rule with the New Year. Who of at
has not at one time or another seen
some poor fellow bedecked in tatters
and rags do a commendable and oft times
heroic act without a single word of
praise fr. ni any one? Incentive to
loftier aims and ambitions in such a
one might be stimulated by an approv
ing word or smile, whilst silence tends
to deaden and destroy his, generous im
pulse. How easy to encourage suth a
man to still further noble actions f How
easy to brighten the atmosphere in
w hich we move by words of kind nes
insiead of cruel aud unju.;t criticism !
I.et us commend our neighbor's virtues
and w rite his faults upon the sand for
the New Year.
Who ever a-ri-t-l in upbuilding a
city or state by unfavorable comparh!ro
with others? Let us put awny our ham
mers for the next year. Oregon bas
the loveliest climate, the richest soil,
the moet U-autilul mountains and the
grandest forests on the globe. Port
laud has everything in her midst to in
vite imputation and wealth. Her men
and women are the mis of honor
Sun-crowned, and live altove the Urg,
Iu public duty aud in private thinking.
In turning over a new leaf, let us tell
everybody about it. Let us correct ex-
b-ting abuses, if any exUt ; but let ns not
spend time in finding fault. -
If these suggestions be writ on the
new IMf aud honestly live. I up to duiing
the coming year, we will find we baTe
grown better ourselves by assisting to
nwke our neighbors happier and better;
that we have niade our home brighter
because we have jnade onr city and onr
state appear w hat they really are, the
best and most prosi-rous of them all.
Governor of Oregon.
"Revived, That commencing with
tne New tear, 1 will star away trom
clulis, sahj-ns and othr places of pnblij
report aud spend niy evening at home
with my family."
IjH every father write t llA resolu
tion and fasten it inside t f the hat he
wears so that lie nisy see and read it
every day of his life. I a:u fully per
suaded that every man in Portland with
a family who will adopt and adhere this
resolution will do more to improve the
morals erf onr city and promote the hap
piness of others thau can be done in any
Some, and too many, men think that
they mu5t go into some Id'artou com
pany away from home to find a pleas
ant evening, but thus is a mere matter
of habit, and any man who will faith
fully carry out the -above resolution
through the year 1903 will form a habit
which will make hitu contented and
happy to stay at home and spend bis
evenings with his family. I know there
are some incorrigibles children, but in a
great majority of cases 'the fall of boys
and girls into loose and vicious prac
tices is due to the culpable neglect and
carelessness of parents, and especially
the father. Oftentimes while he is
away with his boon companions bis
children are allowed, to roam the
streets at night and run thoughtlessly
into the hell holes of dissipation and
ruin. Let the father when the dark
ness and danger of the niht come on
keep his children at home with him
by kind words and gentle means if he
can, bnt if not, let him to that end exer
cise a mott rigid parental authority.
The pitfalls of the night are full of perils
for the young. Parents in a multitude
of ways can make their household so at
tractive that their children will turn
away from the blandishment of the out
side world and fee! and say: "Be it
ever so humble, there is no place like
home." GeokokII. Williams,
Mayor of Portland.
Passes for Railroad Employes.
The following circular has been issued
to the division superintendents of the
S. P. R. R.
CIRCCLAR NO. S99.
Gentleman i As a reward to deserv
ing employes of the maintanence of the
way department, who are consigned to
dutica which take them away from
their homes, passea will lo given allow
ing them to visit their families on Sun
day. When located where the time of
trains la such:hey can leave after work
ing hours on Saturday aud get back be
fore time for commencing work on
Monday, they may have passes once a
When the time of trains does not per
mit the trip being made outside of work
ing hours, passes will-be given less fre
quently, but at least onco a month.
Time lost in such cases will not be al
lowed, aud this privilodge will only te
granted when employes can le spared
without detriment to the work in hand.
Little Ranch for Sale.
A good littlerhome for sale ; 17 acres
adioining fair grounds, 1'4' mites east of
Roseburg. Goxt buildings, 150 good !
bearing fruit trees, 10 acres in cultlva
tioii. Price $1225. For particulars in
quire at Milikin's shoe store, lCoseburg
Or. al tf
Are yon particular
IF YOU ARE CALL AT
Price is no higher and every can guaranteed
J. M. Weatherby
Roseburg Real Estate Co.
Farm and Timber Land Bought and Sold
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents. Timber'
Estimates a Specialty. List your proper
ty with us.
and Family Recipes,
Robber tXfcl, Toilet
Articles, Lime- and Ce
ment, Paiuts, Oils and
(tlx a, Perfnnic rr, Imfa
es, Sjwnges, Brushes Etc.
Rambler Bicycles . and
Sundries. School Sup
plies. - ..
Drain Gardiner I
COOS BHY STHGE ROUTE f
Commencing with Monday, January . '02, we will charee 7.50 for S
tliefar from Drin t Cm Bay. Baggie allowance with each fall fare ?
50 pounds. Travelling men are allowed 75 pounds barrage when tier f
hav3Mpooniior mow. All excess baga-, 3 eta. perponn d, and no 'al
lowance will be made for round trip. DAILY STAGE.
For farther information address 5
All Work Qnaranteed
Second Door north new Bank B vl Mag,
They've gone and done it again
Done away with the dark-room in
developing. A little machine "to de
velope film negatives in daylight
without going to a darkroom Any
child can operate it. See this won
derful invention at our store.
J. T. BRYAN'Sr
For Holiday Presents
I have no famous
stock aud out-of-date
you honest goods at
' them in plain figures.
goods and piices before
Coffee, Tea and Spices
is found in eood Flonr now, as for
centuries, the "staff of life." The
long tried ; : ; . .
Pride of Bouglas
Ftocr is crod ta T to :-a opoa, m siasy
IMmjeada know to ihrr bncau Vn
noo.d nH y.ia lerrj of lt Ia 6T or
anii s ymi-ie mc or barrel Jrom toot
6. V. Bashfori & Son, Pirns 13.
D. L. 3Iarti
C. Marsters S Co.
Dress. MeSicisfS, Cbcsfci!;.
J. R, Sawyers, 5j
Proprietor, Drain, Oregon J
for Reasonable Prices.
bargains to pun otf
poods, I simply give
fair prices, and mark
Call and inspect my
J. T. Bryan