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About The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1903)
Published Monday and Thursdays.
PLAINDEALER PUBLISHING CO.
BROOKES & COXXER,
Editors and Publishers
FORM OF REFERENDUM PETITION
To be Used in Asking that the Lewis and Clark Exposi-
tion Bill be submitted to the People. .
Twice--Veck PUindfakr. oer year, 52.00
Feed Wright. City Editor, Solicitor.
. T. G. RrrH. Foreman
Entered at the Post Office in Roseburg,
Ore., as second class mail matter.
Advertising Rates on Application.
JANUARY 2G. 1903.
OREGON IS WAMNQ LP.
Under the above caption the Portland
Telegram of recent date says :
"Oregon congratulates the legislature
With but seven disputing otes, less
than one out of twelve, the bill appro
priatine $500,000 for the Lewis and
Clark Exposition has been passed.
Against it were only five votes iu ihe
House and two iu the Senate. A refer
endum is unlikely. Xow other states
can and will go ahead and make their
' appropriations. Washington will lead
perhaps with (100,000, possibly more,
after thinking over the great advantage
which a full exhibit of that state's
products would be. Other states will
make provision for exkibtions. The
President will be here next spring to
break ground. We shall be in good
shape to appeal to Congress next De
cember. Half a million dollars is
good deal of money for Oregon, but
will be a good investment. The people
will not feel it much. The benefits will
be widely distributed. The legislature
has done well. It has acted promptly
and yet with due deliberation. Send
the news out everywhere. Let the
world know. Oregon mu.-t toot her
horn more and now she has a good
jeason for doing so"
The whole affair is one of robbery of
the state funds andis a graft upon the
public at large. The measure consists
of three direct steals under one head
The Portland Historical building gets
large part of the taxpajers money
the St. Louis Exposition another large
slice of the pie. and the balance is for
the Lewis & Clark Exposition. It was
found necessary in order to force the
measure through both branches of the
legislature to job lot several steals under
.one head and with the friends of all the
steals thus satisfied to force the measure
through without due deliberation and
foist upon the taxpayers of Oregon a
$500,000 conglomerated raid on the pub
lic funds. The people of Oregon should
arise in their might and demand that
the measure be settled by the referen
dum, for if there ever was a measure de
manding the voiie of the people to ba
heard it is this measure of moment to
every taxpayer in the state. Petitione
to the Secretary of the State
hould be immediately put in
circulation - and signed . by 5 per
cent, of the citizens and then let the
people at large vote on the Portland
steal. The Plaixdealer is not opposed
to the Lewis and Clark Exposition
appropriation but it is opposed
to the spirit of haste and wanton aban
donment of principle, of honor and in
tegrity and selling legislative m votes by
the Multnomah statesmen for the bene
fit of Portland's real estate boom. The
men wao have pushed this measure
through are afraid for the people at
large to vote on the law and in the lan
guage of the departed Jay Gould the
Portland boodlers of the taxes say:
'Tle public be d , and the public
ought to arise and say "the boodlers be
The following is a form of petition regarding the Port
land steal. Just as soon as the Governor sigus the bill the
date should be filled in and the petition will then bo legal.
It was prepared for the Plaindealer by one of the most
talented lawyers of Oregon: '
To the Ilonreable F. I. Dunbar, Secretary of State
We, the undersigned, ltgal voters of the State of Ore
gon, hereby respectfully petition that the recent bill passed
by the legislative assembly ol the State of Oregon, entitled
"Lewis and Clark Exposition and Oriental Fair, being
House bill No 1, signed and approved by the Governor on
the day of , 1903, be referred to the people of
the state of Oregon at the next regular biennial electiou
held in the state, to be voted upon by the people, to be re
jected or approved by them at the polls.
Give us a republican for United States
J. J. Thornton was in Roseburg last
week attending court.
D. C. McWilliams passed through our
burg one day last week.
Miss Flossie McMillcn is visiting
friends at this place.
Owen Atterbury is feeding fifty head
of steers for beef, lie feeds them on
hay and corn silage.
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. P.
Dlakely, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1003, at
high noon, John Alexander and Anna
Iilakely were united in marriage. The
ceremony was (lerformud by Rev. W. A.
Smick, of Roseburg. The wedding wus
very quiet, only the near relatives leing
present. The groom is the Glide mer
chant and K)itni:iKter and . is one of
these hole-sonled fellows you are al
ways glad to meet. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Blakely
and h an attractive and accomplished
young 1 tily. The happy couple have the
best wishes of a host of friends who
wish them along and prosperous life.
Curiouslv, it is not Kanas, but Chi
cago which has a pair of twin babies
born in differeut vears, one December
31, jubt before, the other January 1,
J just after midnight. . , ..
Thursday's Portland Telegram con
tained a cartoon in w hich Senator A.
C. Marstrs figured a3 one of the princi
pals. It was entitled "Friend and Foe"
and Senator Marsters, of Douglas, and
Hunt, of Multnomah, were represented
as standing 4ii deuate in me snaie
chamber on the question of the (500,000
Lewis & Clark Exposition bill, Mr. Mar
sters opposing it, and Hunt standing for
the measure. A picture of the pioneer,
Dr. McLaughlin was represented as
hanging on the wall of the Senate Cham
ber, to wnith Hunt was referring with
the statement, "With the passage of
this bill will come the benediction of the
father of old Oregon." Portland is
naturally a little sore at our Senator on
account of Lis attitude toward the Ex
position appropriation bill, but it re
mains to be seen what the people think
about this measure. They are likely to
sustain Senator Marsters iu opposing
such a heavy obligation as 'Portland
would saddle on the state.
SENATORIAL CONTEST UNCHANGED
Senator Stewart's committee is trying
to place the blame for the Washington
awl shortage and high prices. H Fay
that somewhere among the regular cr
independent operators, the coal roads or
the retail merchants, downright robbery
is going on and he proposes to place th
blame. We will keep this committer
going until March if necessary. Speak
ins of soft coal prices, he" said : "A
price of fJ.25 a ton for & ft coal is out
rageous, in view of the testimony of C.
X. Wilson that Georges Creek 1 could
I purchased at the mines for $3.50 i
ton and shipj-ed to Washington forfl.60,
making it cost on boaid cars in this city
t-5.10 a ton."
President Eliot, of Harvard College,
who is noted for saying things that get
into the newspaper, says now that a
"scab," as labor-unions call him, is "a
good type of the American hero."
Legislature. Adjourned Friday Until Today-Multnomah
Grooming a Dark Horse
Cuba has sent a Minister to Spain.
If Spain had been told five years ago
that such an event would occur now,
how incredulous the would have been
SHELLEY AFTER DRUNKARDS.
A bill to make drunkenness a misde
meanor was introduced in the House
yesterday morning by Shelley of Lane.
Mr. Shelley thinks the measure will be
passed, because it does not go to the ex
treme of prohibitionist?. "If the act
can be enforced," said Le, "it should be
passed. I think it can be enforced."
"It shall be unlawful," says the bill,
'for any person to be found in a state of
intoxication or drunkenness." Any
person convicted of violating the act is
to be fined not less than 5 nor more
than (25, or to be imprisoned not less
than five days nor more than 15 days ;
and for the second offense the penalty
is doubled. "Any pereon upon convic
tion of violating this actlhe third time
shall be deemed a common drunkard
and be treated accordingly."
Senator Carmkk says in bis recent
great interview speaking of the money
issue, that nature accomplished whai
the democratic party sought to effect
Does the fiery-haired Tennesseean mean
to asseit that nature is the superior of
the democratic pr.rty? If Mr. Bryan
reads this interview it w ill be all up
with Carmack, for the latter flatly ad.
saits "we have prosperity now." Ol
course, if the "now" had been heavily
underscored or had it stood in large
bold-face type, Mr. Bryan might have
smiled approvingly, since this would
have conveyed an impression cf the gen
eral democratic theory of the "fleeting"
and "temporary" prosperity which we
have had for the past four or five years
Moreover, Mr. Carmick's following re
mark crashes into space with awful re
Terberating effect. "Gold is plenty,'
he says, "and we have prosperity now ;
but I make the prediction (mark here;
that the mines will sooner or later ex
haust themselves." This frightful
thought, staring at people iu ccld type,
is what has made old financiers tremble
and turn pale to think that in 200 oi
300 years the mines may become ex.
hausted ! Ye gods and little fishes ! Of
course, by that time there will be dis.
covered new mines ; but who can say
that there will ever be auot'ier Car
The indictment against Captain Lynch
elected member of the British Parlia
ment by an Irish constituency, on a
charge of treason, for fighting ou the
Boer side, states that he "was thereto
moved and seduced by the instigation of
the devil." If this were the case, the
court and jury should deal leniently with
him, and indict the other fellow.
If I jeutenant-Governor Tillman had
been a "nigger," he would not be mak
ing explanations or appeals for public
sympathy now. "
Special dispatch to the Fhisdhui.
Salim, Ore., Monday, Jan. 20, 1904
The vote for United States Senator to
day is as follows :
Absent Members 16
Total I W
The friends of Senator Fulton are con
fident that at the next vote lie w ill run
up to 35. The Multnomah delegation
have not accorded the expected support
in return for Senator Fulton's upiort
of the Portland bill.
Ex-Governor Geer it is be'ioved has
polled his full vote and that Le ill
make no gains up n the highest vote
he received last week. The Multnomah
legislators are scattering their votes anJ
t seems that they are determined now
that they have passed their bill through
to let the various candidates get down
on their knees and humbly pray for
their support. The Multnomah la tea
men are prepared to place a dark hors
in nomination, and thus not only control
the finance and destiny of Oregon, but
to capture Senator Simmons seat in th
United States Senate at the same time.
Many of the Representatives aud
Senators are hearing from their consti
tuents regarding the (500,000 appropria
tion and il the referendum is resorted to
it is feared that the bill will be killed.
1 1 is claimed that in the event the
matter is submitted to the people that
Portland will succeed in fixing matters
by having the Referendum amendment
declared to be unconstitutional Mid they
boldly declare that thy have the money
to h. ve their wav in the matter.
the joint session by a unanimous vote.
The B.1I is now ready for the signature
of the Governor.
A !ition was rereiwd from the. In
dian War Veterans aking that the leg
islature appropriate t'l 0.000 in state
bonds to make good the claims of the
old s.l- iers ainst the territorial gov
ernmeut. Xo action was taken, as the
House ws interrupted during its read
ing by the arrival of the "Senate.
O A8 I AGAINST DELAT.
Salem, Or., Jan. 22. Hunt, of Mul
tnomah, introduced in the Senate this
afternoon a bill to authorized the call
ing of a special election if the requisite
miiber of voter of the state shall order
tint referendum thereon, and submit to
the voters at such election, the Iewis
and Clark Fair appropriati m bill. This
measure is calculated to guard sga:nst
delay to the lis position project through
the referendum law.
XCW STATK LAND AGENT.
Sai.ev, Jan. -2. Governor Chamber
lain has appoiuted J W Morrow, of
Heppner, state land aent to succeed L
Miss Sue Burt is recovering from her
S. B. Curr has Bold his property and
is about to move away.
Mr. Lee from Scotts Valley, we learn
is mentally deranged, owning to infirm
ity of long standing.
J. E. Allen and Galen Devore have
postponed their spraying until the sun
puts in his appearance for a few days.
Amolig the new arrivals is a young
daughter at the home of Mr and Mrs.
Edgar Richards, of this place, which
event took place, January, 21.
A new telephone line is in coax t ruc
tion from Mr. Wesilakes, (.the John
Km so place) nnd Lenord Daugherty
passing on the line between J. E. Allen
and Dr. Devore
Among the happy events is the re
turn of Frank Ilelliwell, our poj ular
prosperous merchant, with his bride,
nee, Mrs Vickers. We are not iu pos
session of tho date of the marriag-.
The S. P. K. R. are making some
improvements here. We do hope there
will be a new depot, so the ladies can
have a comfortable place while wailing
for the train. The company is so very
cheap in their rates and charges that we
J,n't supK)se they could afford it.
The gifted and ta'.ented lecturer and
State President of the W. C. T. U., Mrs.
Helen Hartford lectured Sa'ur.lay u'vht
Jn24,at'the M. F.. Church. Her
ubjett was Tcnierani-e. She was
entertained by Mrs. Lauman and Mr.
Allen. After the hcture she was pre
sented with several beautiful bite
handkerchief from the W. C. T. U.
members. Mrs. Susan Alien pre.ented
them for the ti .embers, with a beautiful
poem, appropriate for the occassioii.
TO GET GOOD E0ADS
PROPERTY .OWN ER3 MUST BE IN
TERESTED IN THE MATTER.
Remaining uncalled for at the Rose
Allen, Mrs A L ' Fisher, Mr Anton
Burr, J H Flint, J K
Bounds, Mrs Maggie " .
Bercll II Good, Arthur E
Caspari, John G Howard & Reeth
Davis, L M McMillan, Mr J W
Day, Mr Bessie Xichols, Mrs Emma
Daniels, Mrs F S Parrott, Mr E.
Exerman, Miss Gertrude
Sinsheimer, Mr. Sig.
Powers, Mr William
Persons calling for these letters will
please state the date on which they are
advertised, Jan. 22, 1903.
The letters will be charged for at the
rate of one cent each.
Wm. A. Fbateb, P. U.
Music lovers will have a rare enter
tainment by simply calling at Burr's
Popular Music House and inspecting
our splendid array of musi.al instru
ments. Our display ol pianos are sim
ply magnificient. Here are found the
world renowned Chickering, the won
Jerful toned Kimball, the many toned
Crown Orchestrical and the' beautiful
toned colonial style Victor. We have
others like the Singer, Kingsbury and
Xeedham. Then here is eur mammoth
stock of small goods, such as S. S.
Stewart and Washburn mandolins, gui
tars, banjos. Our immense line of vio
lins range in price from (2.50J to (50.
We are sole agent for the Columbia
graphapbone and supplys. Remember
we are running no concert hall with 60
t-nts admission, but our doors are al
ways oen to the public.
The Blow Out of the A. D. K's.
A dead cold invi'ation is extended to
all members of the A. D. K. to attend
in a body the "Wake" over the death
of the old and delinquent dues of the A.
D. K's., at the Fireman's Hall, Tuesday
evening, Jan. 27, at nine o'clo-k.
Friends of the friends of the A. D. K's.
friends are requested to bring Crepe and
Ice, and join in the dead march. The
live members will furnish the Sfeiuee
and sustenance for the inner man
SPECIAL! SPECIAL! As this blow
or.t is to celebrate the departure of our
esteemed brother, Sam S. Josephson,
for the city, anl the intermit of his
long delinquent dues. Embalming Fluid
will be furnished to all regular members
at the regular price, 12' cents. Re
duced to two for a quarter for Sam mi e
. It is in Kansas where the Senatorial
contest is close between rival candidates
two of whom have 36 votes each, and a
State House Salem, Or., Jan. 23.
There were no changes in the vote for
Senator in today's joint ballot except
those accounted, for in the list of absen
tees and the record of pairs in the de
tailed vote hereto appended. It thus
develops that the Geer men meant il
when they said after last night's caucus
that they had resolved " to stand firmly
together and continue to vote for the
Legislative Governor a while longer.
Most of the pairs recorded on today's
ballot were the resnlts of anxiety of the
legislators to get Lome on early trains
There were 'no speeches today, and
the joint session was attended by na fea
tures at all out of the ordinary. Presi
dent Browncll simply announced the
pairs which had been formed, aud then
directed the clerk to Call the joint roll.
As soon as the result was announced,
President Brownell announced that a
special train would leave for Portland at
2 p. m. for the accommodation of the
Legislators. The joint session then ad
journed until Monday, and then
the House and Senate afterward each
adjourned until 11 :30 Monday.
THE VOTE FRIDAY"
Scattering -. 10
Absent and paired 17
- SOME IMPORTANT MEASCRES.
Salem, Ore., Jan 23. Carnahan of
Clatsop is in favor of doing away with
he poll tax law now on the code of Ore
gon. The poll tax, as now provided, is
(I, which is assessed on every citizen in
the state between the ages of 21 and 50.
Carnahan's bill is to repeal this section
in its entirety.
County and state officials of Oregon
will be paiticularly interested in another
bill by Carnahan, which is to the eff ct
that elective and appointive officers who
are now required to give a bond, shall
give an undertaking with some surety
company, the"cost of this to.be borne by
A slight chsnge is suggested in a third
bill by the Clatsop Representative, to
the effect that the Assessor of each
Tka Financial Vain of Good nick,
way Uott They Help tha Farmers
I and Increaaa tha Value f at Coun
The property owner la the man whose
interest and co-operation must bo en
listed If road Improvement la to con
tinue. Cities may have the power to
enforce street Improvement, and It la
difficult for property owners to check
the movement, but in the country dis
tricts the Cm move must generally
originate with tha property owners
along- the highways, says a writer in
Good Roads Magazlno. If their inter
est cannot be enlisted, it will be hard
Work to produce good results.
The question thus comes down to the
point of interesting the property own
ers, aud this class cannot be made to
help the movement unlets it can be
shown that good roads are available
assets upon which they can actually
realize and base definite results and
This Is no easy point to prove, and
yet It is susceptible of demonstration
both theoretically and practically.
First, good toad help the farmers by
bringing their products and homes Id
clour, touch with the markets. The
man who bits farm produce to gull and
can market It when prices are highest
wilt realize greater profit than if he
has to s?U the goods when the mar
kets are glutted. In the late summer
and fall of the year the country roads
are probably In tbelr best condition.
Nearly every farmer can get hla prod
ucts to market without dltHculty. The
result Is that prices for all farm crops
axe lxnt then, and the glut Is some
times so great that there are no profits.
Tho (peculator realizes this, and be
steps la snd purchases farm products
by the Quantity and stores them until
prices rise later on, when the country
roads become Impassable. The rash to
.Sealed bi.ls to furnish 131 tiers cf oak,
nnd 20 tiers of old fir, 20 inch wood to be
delivered at the school houe in R-.e
burg on or before Oct. ltl. 13. Will
be receive.! by the under-tigned until
12 o'clock noon, of Jan. 20th. 1V03.
A bond conditional to the faithful per
formance of the contract to furnish fid
wood must accompany each bid.
The board reserves the right to reject
all biJs. By orJer board of directors.
Diet. Xo. 4. Rosebu'g Ore., Jan. 10,
1903 Clara Diu-aro, Cierk.
Eight Grade Ex:rn:nat"on.
Speakrr Harris Tuesday announced
the folios ing special standing commit
To investigate sale of school lands, etc
Hermann, Hale. Lafollette.
To exami:.e affairs and accounts of
the ftate penitentiary Paver, Huntley,
To examine books and accoants of the
state insane asylum
Eighth grade final examination
be held on Jan. 2, 2i, ao 1 30; April S,
9, and 10; Mar 20, 21, and 22; and June
I", IS, and 19. All leathers having
classes for the Jsnnary examination
please r.otifv me at once naming the
pupils and certifying they haTe finished
the work of the 5th grade, and are in
roar iit.iuion prepared to take the .final
examination F. E. II ami in.
Repair hy Read Mar b! am.
The traveled way should never be re
paired by the cae of plows or scoops.
The plow breaks up tbe coaipact sur
face which age and trace bas inuue
tolerable. Earth roads can be rapidly
repaired by s judicious use of road
machines snd road rollers. Tbe road
machine places the material where it
Is most needed, and the roller com
pacts and keeps it there. Tbe laivr
Riddle, Cornett, ; . ,
1 f or roadbu'ddlns Js Just as effectual
and necessary as the modern mower.
To examine lx;k and affairs of state j self binder and thrasher. Road gfad
o :fi ce Ed w a rd s ,
To examine books and affairs of sec
retary of state's otlice Phelp, Milts,
To examine aff.drs and acco-irts of
the Reform school. Blind school end
Deaf Mute school Hacsbrough, Turdy,
To examiir; books, affairs and ac
counts of Soldiers' Home a d state li
brary Err.mi t, Dannemann, Banks.
To examine state printer's office Or-to-,
Jones, Hawkins. ,
On revision of laws Malar key, Jones,
Hodsou, I ers and rollers are the modern Inven
tions necessary to permanent and eco
nomical construction Two men with
two teams can build more road In one
flay with a grader snd roller than fifty
men can' with picks snd shovels snd
do It more uniformly snd more thor
Strained honey is no longer crushed
from its waxen comb in the old war, but
s now taken from the tells where tle
bees placed it by centrifugal motion.
The combs are pl iced in a rylirider,
which is revolved rapidly and the honey
is drawn to the center without injury to
the oomb, which is placed back in the
hive. The b-x-s, noticing that the honey
has disappeared, proceed at ono to fill
the cells again, aud so are kept working
continuously iu gathering honey, losing
no tin. e in forming wax. Most of the
honey used in Oregon comes from the
irrigated sections of California and from
the sage-brush hills of Xevada.
RoaaBalldlaa- ay Courier.
Convict labor upon the public ror.ds
is coming Into quite a. general sd;v
tlon throughout the United States, says
the St Louis Tost-Dispatch.. It has
been facilitated by what Is known as
the prison ou wheels, a vehicle la
which the prisoners are restrained and
taken from place to place as they
work. Almost 300 count les In the conn
try sre working convict labor on tb
Work of laying the cable from Hono
lulu to Manila will U--i" in a few veks
Nutlcs of Stock Hold -rs Mccnng.
The annual meeting of the Douglas
County Agricultural Association will be
held at V. C. London's otlice in Rose
burg, on Monday Feb. 2nd 1SW3, at 1
o'clock p. m. for the purpose of electing
seven directors for the ensuing year and
ransaeling any other business that n ay
come before the meeting.
. F. A. McCall, Sec.
SUBSCRIPTION LIST INCREASING
No Abatement in the TwiceaWeek Plaindealer s Sub
scription .Boom. - .
During the la.-1 two or three weeks,
notwithstanding the usual dull season
following the Holiday's the Plais
dealeii has enjoyed- an unusual large
patronage in the way of job printing,
subscription renewals and new subscrip
tions, in fact, the, subscription boom
that struck this otlice son.e months ago
continues u: abated. This, we recognue
is a pretty strong assertion, but we are
in a iwsition to back up these state
ments with facts and .figures. Ttiis evi
dence of the Plaindealkr'b constantly
growing popularity is most gratifying
to tho publishers of the paper, who ex-
county shall Je elected to serve a term pect to keep the paper up to a standard
of four ears, instead of two
PORTLAND CHARTER BILL SIONED.
Salem, January 23 The friends of
the Portland charter bill are gratified
now that Governor Chamberlain affiifd
his signature to the document this fore
While there was no anxiety as to the
ultimate fate of the new charter, it was
feared that the careful scrutiny of the
governor might find some wuik place
that would result in its being sent back
for amendment and re-enrtctment.
PI RE BOAT FOR POKTI.A.VD.
Salem, Or., Jan 23. Tho Portland
Fire-Loat bill passed the Senate alter
which will fully merit tho excellent juit
1 ronage accorded it and its growing pop
ularity. With the fine new equipment
in the mechanical department'of the of
fice, the paper will bo materially im
proved from lime to time and will con
tinue to be, as it is at present, the lead
er in its class in tho territory it repre
sentsSouthern Or gon. Tho follow
ing list represents tho new addition to
our lis! in the past two wjeks:
Geo. H. Houser, Milwaukee, Wis.
D. Martin, Kiddle, Ore.
Jas. Arrange, Roseburg, Ore.
Jas. E. Melin, Center City, Minn.
A. L. Carlson. " " "
August Larsen, Glendale, Ore.
O D Ranks, West Bend Iowa.
II II Miller, Peel, Ore.
Wm A Eggers, Roseburg, Ore.
F P Hurt, Arlington, Wash.
RP OrmMou, Chills, Ore.
. August Ijirsen, Glendale, Ore.
W E Norton, Minneapolis, Minn.
B B Fisher,
Jas O Mills,
Harry E Miller,
Mrs D II Bennett,
W II Harvey,
Jas M Fuller,
K L Fisher,
I R Davis,
J W Dent,
H II Burt,
W T McCullock,
J II Hathaway,
M W Drollinger,
J II Kirk,
A It Wooden,
F M Toeier,
! J O Bristow,
G W Perry,
C F McMillen,
J II Waeonblast,
Wm P Ross,
David St ruse,
M J Calloway,
D J Jarvis,
I C Gotchey,
L J Speck,
II C Flook.
L O An hi n,
Frank Feed hum,
'?:' I f. V IS
OOCD a ALL SXASOSS.
got produce tj the cities before stormy
weather makes roads iu-am-able is so
universal thst storage wart-houses can
not hold all the surplus goods. It Is
easily dcmoLstrated that the lack of
good roads Is thus causing1 our farmers
To turn to another class of country
resldofets, sab or baa life Is increasing.
It is spreading more and more la the
better parts of the country, but It will
be noticed that the trolley lines deter
r&!ne largely the direction of the move
ment. People naturally prefer subur
ban Li to city Ufe for at least eight
mo it La U the ye&r. but they do not
eujoy isolated country existence, where
they are sl.ut oS from neighbors and
oocimunicstion with the Hy or town
for weeks and months at a ttsue. Thar
is against our America o idea of socisr
bllity. and a few who are Imprisoned
In this way are anxious to sell sad
move sway. It Is lnipo&slble to Bell
farms snd couutrr residences which
sre uelttur on an ciectrlc railway rod
nor n good coustry highway. Tbe well
keyt home located on either has a mar
ket valuo which anotitr shut off from
such s connecting link with the rest o!
the world does not possess.
Tho electric line has demonstrated
more than anything else the actual
value of ready communication between
the city and country. It haa developed
the possibility cf the country as an
abode durlr.e most of the year. It has
indirectly remonstrated also that good
highways can produce visible assets
In country property as nothing else can
do. Back from the lines of the trolleys
are homes which have been laid out
with care otd cipense. With their
erection has come greater co-operation
for better roads connecting "at least
with the street railroads and business
portion of the towns. The owners o
these places have realized the value of
being in ready communication with the
rest of tbe world. A good highway
will thus Increase the value of a couo
try place from 10 to 20 per cent or
more. This rise Is pcrmauont snd be
comes an asset to be realized upon
Houses thus located are In demand.
A bard surface well rounded so that
the water will run off quickly is the
secret of a good road, says the New
York Tribune. Attention after s road
la once permanently built Is Imperative,
so that the washed out places and de
pressions where water stands may be
repaired. A little timclr work will
keep a road In good shape.
Great loss has often been occasioned
through temporary aud unskillful tlx
Ing of roads and the erection of filmsj
and Insufficient culverts and bridges.
It Is poor economy to erect anything
but permanent structures, built to last
and starfd the severest tests.
Burned gumbo is a very serviceable
material for use on country roads.
is not as durable as crushed stone, but
Is superior to dirt ,
Every one who wants a gooa roa
ought to want It bnd enough to help It
It makes no difference what a person
docs, whether he Is a merchant. pr
fesslonul, farmer or mechanic, he
benefited by good roads
Little Ranch for Safe.
A good little home for sale ; 17 acres
adjoining fair grounds. I1 mi.es east of
Roseburg. Good buildings, 150 good
Rearing fruit trees. 10 acres in cultiv
tion. Price 1 1225. For particulars
quire at Milikin's shoe store, Roseburg
V. R. Buckingham,
(Successor to W. L. Cobb, Mrs. (Boyu'sold stand)
...Sole Agents for...
Extend a cordial
invitation to the
public and the
rnany friends of
the old firm to call
new line of Staple
and Fancy Grocer
ware, Etc. : : :
Bring Us, Your
Butter, Chickens, fogs.
Buy your Watches
and ClOCkS at
AMD BE OLJ TIIlXI:
X Buy your Jeweley
and Silverware at
iirJD CUT A SHIN
mmrni and rigs
We want to inform our people that we have the 5
best line of Furniture and Rues we have ever shown
for you to select from.
Our Children's department has many useful
articles fr 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. r
Red Tables and many other articles that
we haven't room to mention. !
? OU STOKE IS fill Of THE EFST OF FYfBYIlW. I
' B. W. STRONG, J
THE FURNITURE, f A J
For Holiday Presents
I have no famous bargains to pan off old
stock and out-of-date goods, I simply give
you honeit goods at fair prices, and mark
them in plain figures. Call and inspect my
fcoods and piices before purchasing elsewhere.
J. T. Bryan
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TUG PICHEST, DAINTIEST EFFECTS
IN PMOTOORAPHIC PORTRAITS
A H K TO FOCK D IS Of I
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ARISTO PL A TI NO PRINTS
WITH FOLDER COVERS f
They indivuiualue a picture and place it in class br it-
a.,rH?.t.,- that has only to be twn to War- ,
wiscu on mialitv ..
We in Always Clad to Welcome Visiters to O'ur StnJlo
Notice for Publication.
U n 'ted SUtn Land Offlce.
Knoetuinr, Oieron, Nor. 4, l'.Vi.
Notice it hrey Riven that In cnmplltnoa
a-lth the proTlsloni of the act ot fengm ol
June S, 'S.n. entitled "An art for the oale of
timber land in the Statonf California. Oreirna
Norada and N aihtnutun Territory," anexteiid
ed tu all the publie laud state by act of August
of Rnnh City, lounly of cIumij, atate of Mln
ni'enta ha ui'B day flliM Iu. thlx office hU
'or'. tatrmrut No" 3,1K), for the D'jrohas 01
thr Sj ol of ic, Irt, Tp. 2S H, K west
and ul ofliT proof to ali.-w that the land
nontrht ia more vtiimlile for !U timticr or stone
than for agricultural piirnfucs end to eMMih
his claim t said land beiorc Z. L. Ziinmirk, C.
8. cotnm'wilotiiT. OaKland. Oregon, on Xslur
day. thx'JUh dy oi ' Jatmarr, t'.u. He hhiiimi
b wlliiCM lln('. II. MaMcn. and O. lxtuis
Carlwm, Knnh t'H. Mum., Jctia. A. tjlqvcUud,
St. I'aiil. .Minn., John Thorn, bosebntv, Orron
Any and aU parson cUnmnn advurtcly the
above dcscriU-d land are icnuinud to flic
lhir cliims ill !hj uiUce on or before s-ii.t-.Mol
Jan lfoa. .. J. T. BKIlxiKS.
map Kw liter.
. .HARDWARE. . .
This is to inform oM an.l now patrons t'.iat I have taken up m quarter
in the Stanton hrn k btiiUliutf uo Jackson rvt, nest door to the Weils,
Frtyo A Co. Kxpivsa otHce, Uio rhan Uin nva.le ne-.vrsarr i m-ure
""'i ' iHttinuiKHlat ruv constantly inrr?tuini stock. lit'contuHlu-n
with a pmernl line of HimWar I M la carry a '.arr stck of- : :
. . . rsrra laplcnents, Wagoas, Essies, Hacks, Etc ...
F.-M. BE ARD