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la busy seasons brings
yoa yoor share of trade;
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tlecis no credit on a gcx d
business hoose. Let ns do yonr Job
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sons brings yoa your share, and also
tbat of the merchant who "can't af
ford" to advertise.
Published on Mondays and Thursdays Established 1868.
very way satisfactory.
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY. FUBRUARY 9. 1903.
. BENSON, A.C.MsYRSTERS. u.v.w-nt j-
Douglas County Bank,
Established I883. incorponup.
Capital Stock, $50,000.00.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
F. W. BENSON, R. A.. BOOTH J. 11. B JOT II, J. T. BRIDGES
J.1MCRLLV. A.C. MARSTKR8 K. L MILLER.
a tiitinr hnainRKH tranactod. and customers given every
accommodation consistent with safe and conservative banking.
X Bank open from nine to twelve and from one to three.
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Property with Us
Office Opposite S. P. Depot
Buy your Watches
and ClOCkS at
ATJD BE OIM TIME
i Buy your Jeweley
and Silverware at
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Drain - Gardiner
COOS BHY STKCE ROUTE
Commencing with Monday, January 20. 02, we will charge 7.50 for
thefare from Drain to Coos Bay. Baggage allowance with each fall fare
50 pounds. Travelling men are allowed 75 pounds baggage when they
have 300 pound or more. All excess baggage, 3 eta. per pound, and no al
lowance will be made for round trip. DAILY STAGE.
For further information address
J. R Sanyors,
Proprietor, Drain, Oregon
ONE MILLION IS PROVIDED.
Money Roady for Columbia Bar Soon
as the Board Makes Report.
Oother Coast Appropriations.
Washington, Feb. 8. The sundry
civil bill, reported to the House today,
carried a number of Pacific Coast items
most important among them being $1,
000,000 to be available after July 1 for
the work on the jetty at the mouth of
the Columbia River, in accordance with
the authorization contained in the last
river and harbor bill. There is a dis
tinct advantage in having a lump ap
propriation, as it enables the Chief of
Engineers to make more advantagious
contracts at the onset. This money will
be available in time for commencing
work when the prsent available bal
ance has been nsed and the special board
report is made and approved.
Other Coast appropriations are: En
largement and remodeling the ;Portland
Postofnce and court buildings, (175,000,
with $25,000 additional for rent of tern,
porary quarters for postoffice and courts
mhile repairs are being made; eight
Alaska lighthouses, (200.000, continued
improvements of Crater Lake National
Park, (2000; reindeer for Alaska, (25,000
improvements Tacoma harbor (100,000,
purchase of site for military poet. Skeg
way. Alaska, $5oO; coutinueing mineral
examinations in Alaska by geological
The regular appropriations are made
for the protection of the seal and salmon
fisheries of Alaska, surveys of the Paci
fic, Alaskan and Hawaiian coast, Gov
ernment fish stations in Oregon and
Washington, food and clothing for na
tives on St. George Island, Alaska, etc.
A significant appropriation is (500,000
for the exclusion of Chinese, (300,000
more than was appropriated for the pur
pose last year. The increase is authori
sed because the committee provides for
the adoption of the Bertillion system of
identifying Chinese entering and leaving
at all ports of entry, it being found this
is the only sure method of identification.
The appropriation for the protection of
public lands against illegal and fraudu
lent entry is increased from (130,000 to
(185,000, the committee directing that
more special agents be employed next
There has also b:en an increase to
(335,000 for administering forest re
serves, (25,000 more than last year.
The increase is made necessary jby the in
creased area of reserves and the growing
demand for forest reserve timber. The
appropriation for examination of lands
with a view to their inclusion in forest
reserves is increased materially to $130,-
000, indicating future activity in this
A MODEL POULTRY RANCH.
A Modera Building and Other Equip
ments. A Roscburg Attorney's
ESCAPED CONVICT MEETS DEATH
Wounded, He Ends His Own life Near Eddyville, Ore
Albakv, Feb. 4. Sheriff Ross of
Toledo, had a desperate encounter near
Waldport with White, a recently
escaped convict, on Sunday evening.
White came down the Alsea and landed
from a boat, soon after which Ross met
him and ordered him to stop, but in
stead he began firing and they ex
changed shots several times, nothing
taking effect and White escaped in the
bushes. He is playing the Tracy art,
holding up farmers for his provisions.
The search is being continued.
Corvallis, Feb. 5. In a desperate
encounter Ed White, the convict who
recently escaped from the Oregon peni
tentiary, was killed near Eddyville yes
terday. After receiving a shot through
the body from a Winchester rifle in the
hands of Deputy Sheriff Robert War
nock, White turned his 44-caliber Colt's
revolver to his own forehead and sent a
ball into his brain. He died five min
utes afterward. The body passed
through Corvallis today on the way to
the penitentiary. White was discover
ed moving along in the lane leading
past Warnock's house. The house was
only about 90 yards distant from the
convict's last hiding place, and a horse
was tied to the fence in front. War
nock at once orderel the convict to halt
and throw up his hands. White turned
quickly and presented his revolver as if
to shoot. Warnock at once leveled his
Winchester, and without tiring Ms re
volver, White turned and ran toward
the house. Warnock opened fire, the
first shots being for the purpose of in
ducing the fugitive to halt. White,
however, ran to the horsa and lost sev
eral seconds in untying the animal.
Then he attempted to mount, w hen a
ball from the officer's rifle passed
through his clothing. Then White, has
tily changing his plan, left the horse
Governor Names a Baker City Man for Superintendent
of the Penitentiary
NO woman can afford to ignore her shoes unless
she hands in her resignation to polite society.
Her shoes determine her walk, her walk determines
her style, her carriage, her posture, her whole
attitude and bearing as she moves about.
A ladies' shoe shook' be light in weight and very
flexible to the foot to enable her to walk in an easy,
graceful manner. This is the especial charm that
makes Qneen Quality shoes so popular.
They are trim and neat in shape as so many other
shoes are, Dut they go farther than this, farther than
any shoe, in actcallt creating an elastic, graceful
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Hints to Housewives.
Half the battle in good cooking, is to have good
(rtxh Groceries, and to get them promptly
hen vou order them. Call up 'Phone No. 181,
for good goods and good service.
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Saddle Horses. Single and
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tnr .11 noints on UOOS Uay. uuou
Attorney Louis Barzee has just had
completed on his Riverside home, what
is, no doubt, one of the largest and most
modern and up-to-date chicken bouses,
ever built in this countv.
A visit to this unique hennery will
pay any person who is contemplating
the construction of a first-class poultry
house. Through the kindness of Mr.
Barxee we glean the following points :
The entire buildiug, built in shanty
style, is 40x16, enclosed with rustic, and
shinele roof, and has four distinct de
partments, vis : roosting, brooding, lay
ing and scratch shed.
The roosting rooms are three in num
ber, each being 8x6, and contains perch
es for 108 hens, allowing 14 inches
square lor each ben. The perches are
hnged to the wall, and can be instantly
raised and fastened when necessary to
clean the rooms. The brooding room is
16x6. Each room has a sliding window
facing the south, and all being connect
ed by doors through slatted partitions,
isext to the floor, through the partition
between the rooms just described and
the scratch shed, are 32 holes, each 8x7
inches, forming the entrance to as many
laying boxes, which, in turn are 12 inch
es square, inside measurement. These
boxes are in the scratch shed and are
divided into four sections of 8 boxes
each, over wMch is a lid neatly balanced
by weights and pulleys. Between each
section is a passage way leading into the
scratch shed, which latter is 17x10, en
closed at each end by double slatted
gates. The yard surrounding the build
ing is 75 feet square. Mr. Barzee says
that, while he has no intentions of
launching extensively into poultry rais
ing, he wants to keep a few good breeds
and give them the best opportunity to
do well. Tie has not yet stocked his
hennery, not having fully decided upon
the breeds and number with which
begin. He states further that, in seek
ing information from our local poultry'
men and fanciers, no two agree concern'
ing any material points connected with
Doultrr raising, and, that he is now
studying some books by eastern authors.
There is no doubt that poultry raising
can be made profitable in almost any
locality, and, particularly in Douglas
county, the Italy of Oregon. The
trouble seems U be a lack of suitable
bowsing, proper food and care. '
One would not expect to raise a fine
garden on thin soil, or any other kind
poorly prepared; and more particularly
need he not expect good returns should
he fail to care for the plants wh n once
propogated. The same conditions, gen
erally, apply to all soil products, and,
this being true of all such, how much
more it may apply to tcniier living
creatures most be obvious to any jer
son. There is an old adage which has lost
none of its truth and worth because of
its extreme age : "Whatever is worth
doing at all, is worth doing well."
and started to run to the barn near the
Warnock house. He had gone but a
short distance when a ball from the
Winchester stopped his flight. It en
tered the small of the back, and White
staggered and dropped to his knees.
While in this position he placed the
muzzle of his revolver against his fore
head and pulled the trigger.
Within a few minutes Sheriff Ross,
who had also been in pursuit joined
Warnock. When the officers reached
him White was still alive, but he died
five minutes afterwards. When reached
he was lying on his face, his right hand
with thumb on the trigger, grasped the
handle, and his left held the muzzle of
bis revolver, just as he clasped the wea
pon when he took his own life.
IDENTIFIED BT SrPKHI 3CTKN DBKT LKB.
Albakt. Feb. 5. Today Slieriff Ross,
of Lincoln Countv. brought the body of
Ed White to Albany, where Superin
tendent Lee, of the penitentiary, met
Sheriff Ross and identified the remains
as those of the escaped convict. The
body was taken to Salem this afternoon
WAS SBBVIXQ SKXTE.1CS FOB BCBOLABT.
Salem, Feb. 5. Superintendent Lee,
of the State Penitentiary, and Sheriff J.
II. Roes, of Lincoln county, arrived in
Salem this afternoon from Eddyville,
Lincoln countv. with the body of
J. White, the escaped convict.
White was 26 years old and was re
ceived at the prison from Coos county
in 1839 under sentence of 15 years for
burglary. He gained the confidence of
the officials and was toon made a trusty.
During the recent spell of typhoid fever
at the institution. White served as hos
pital steward, and it was while working
in this capacity that he succeeded in
evading the officers.
Tha mother of the deceased man, who
lives at Ban Jon, has been notified, and
until she is heard from no disposition
will be made of the body.
MR, HERMANN HOME AQAIN.
Arrived at Portlaod From Washing
ton Friday Morning.
HARLES W. JAMES WINS PRIZE
Salem, Cr., Feb. 6 Governor Cham
berlain this after noon solved the qoes
tioaofthe appointment of a superin
tendent of the State Penitentiary by
naming for that position Charles W.
James, of Baker City. The appoint
ment is to Uke effect April 1. Mr.
James is a well known Democrat, and
took considerable interest and showed
mnch activity during the last camgaign.
Frank Durbin, of Salem, was a candi
date for the position. The appoint ment
is something of a surprise, particularly
to the people of Salem.
James served one term as County Re
corder of Baker County, and at the last
election was defeated for that position
by the Republican candidate. He is
well known Democratic politician, and
was at one-time cashier of a Btker City
MCPEBSOX APTOISTED SSCOSD WABOEX.
Salem, Or., Feb. 5. E. E. McPher-
son, of Portland, was today appointed
second warden at the Slate Penitentiary
to succeed A. C. Dilley, whose suspen
sion a few days ago was annoanced.
The appointment is made by Superin
tendent J. D. Lee, but it ia known to be
satisfactory to Governor Chamberlain,
and was nndoubtedly suggested by him.
The appointment virtually means the
removal of Dilley.
"While I have not found Dilley
guilty," said the Governor, "the cir
cumstances are such that it is considered
best to appoint another man."
McPherson is well known in Portland,
having been connected with the Mover
Clothing Company. He has had experi
ence in work at the Penitentiary, hav
ing served as assistant warden under
Clow, and also under Downing. Mc
Pherson is a IVmocrat.
Pobtlakd, Feb. 6. Hon. Binger Her
mann arrived in Portland this morning
direct from Washington and is at the
Imperial. He will remain in the city a
few days before going to his home at
Roscburg, where he has decided to sta'y
and practice law, he says. His family
will not follow for a few days, as he de
sires to have the home in readiness for
their reception on their arrival.
Several pointed questions were put to
Mr. Hermann : Are yon a candidate for
United States Senator? Do you consider
yourself the dark horse in the present
struggle? Are you going to run for
lyongressc ny. am yoa resign your
position as United States Commissioner
of the General Land Office? Have yoa
anyuung to say in regard to the reports
ol frauds in Oregon timber land entries,
fA .If I al w
mn vi mege jir. nermann was
non-committal and unperturbed. He
had not been home kmg enough to size
up the Senatorial situation and was not
taking part in the struggle as the friend
of any candidate.
i am not a aara horse as I have not
yet even looked up the situation," said
he. "As for running for Congress, I am
in the same position, not having had
time to look about me.
iraigutu m j poemon as commis
sioner of the General Land Office purely
of my own volition, and in pursuance of
a resolution formed over a year ago. I
icsijjuuu umuK iu uuues were too ar
duous, having accumulated over foor
times what tbey were when I first took
me omce nve years ago. At that time
the business amounted to 12,000,000 a
year ; now it has increased to 9 ,000,000.
Secretary Hitchcock and mvself dis.
agreed on legal matters pertaining to the
office, but that had nothing to do with
So far as the reports of land frauds
in Oregon are concerned it is easier to
make charges than to prove them. Mr.
w agoner, chief clerk in the Surveyor-
Generai's office in this state resigned of
his own free will and there is nothing
against his administration of the affairs
of that office, so far as I know. I have
seen nothing of the charges against Surveyor-General
Meldrum and don't think
there will be any charges. There was
more in the papers out here in regard to
the matter than there was baik in
Washington, and I did not see much of
what was published here."
A number of Mr. nermann's friends
kept crowding in on him as be stood
speaking in the hotel office and some of
them said: "Wearunet going to let
yoa stay here in Oregon, Mr. Hermann ;
we need yja back there." To this re
mark Mr. Hermann replied in terms of
appreciation and thanked his well-
wishers heartily. Telegram.
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Coffee, Tea and Spices
IF YOU ARE CALL AT
AND ASK FOR
Price is no higher and every can guaranteed
. ..HARDWARE. . .
This is to inform old and new patrons that I have taken np my quarters
in the Stanton brick buiMinz on Jack.on ftreet, next door to the Weils,
Farjro & Co. Express office, the cliane reinsr made necessary to secure
room to accommodate my constantly increasing stock. In connection
with a general line of Hardware, I will also carry a large stock of : :
. . . farm Implements, Wagons, Bzggles, Hacks, Etc . . .
F. M. BEARD
AH of California is rejoicing over the
prospect of bounteous crops for the com-
init harvest. The copious mid-winter
r.iinsof last week were very general
throuzhout the Golden State and in
many portions of the extreme south
came at a most opportune time.
ABOUT FRUIT ASSOCIATIONS.
The Various Principles of Such Or
ganizations Discussed Result
Men wanted to cut 800 tier of wood
inquire of Henry Oonn, Roseburg, Ore
Between the two propositions be
fore the prune growers of Douglas coun
ty there should be some ,rofound
thought. The Douglas County Packing
Co., proposes to do business on clear
cut business principles, which is always
satisfactory between buyer and seller
and briefly stated is cash market price
for the commodity. On this basis the
grewer uses his ability without let or
hindrance to sell his product or not.
On the other hand, where organization
has been effected on lines laid down by
the Willamette Prune Association, the
growers' hands are tied and he has no
choice except at the will of the many
The opportunity to take advantage of
sudden, quick market cliangea which
always occur during the seasonable sale
of dried fruits is lost. An organization
is maintained for the purpose of obtain
ing a higher price than the market af
fords, or there would be no incentive for
such. These organizations are often ef
fective where there is a demand the
year through ; but where there is only a
brief seasonable demand as are for dried
frnits, the plan is a ruinous one. This
is always the case where the market is
steady or on a decline. For illustration
let us ssy, the market is four cents and
the organized company expect .04.',
then according to all business principles
Ihnnroduct held at .04 W is the last to
sell and following the law of supply and
demand, the demand is continually be
ing satisfied at market rates until the
season; for winter fruits has passed,
and the higher priced goods remain un
sold. It then requires a lower price
than market to induce . even a specula
tive demand. This has been the case
with the strong prune growers associ
tion of California, also of the raisin
growers in that state, and this year
without an association of any kind
among the prune growers in California
and with the largest crop ever harvest
ed excepting one, the growers have ob
tained higher prices than for three years
past, or at any time during the life of
A WARM DEBATE.
Senator riarsters Championed
Fellow-Servant Bui In the
their organization. It is estimated that
the loss to erowers by organization cost
them over 1 1,000,000 dollars, and today
they are not free froai entangled legal
complications. Do the growers of Doug.
las county want to consign their product
into the care of an organization where
payment depends on sales which may
bo made f i om time to time and then
only on the installment plan. This, we
understand, is the plan put forth by the
Willamette association and who are
asking us to join. When prunes are
shipped to eastern purchasers they are
not required to accept or j for them
until they are received and accepted at
point of destination and it not infre
quently happens thatprices decline from
a quarter to a half cent during the
period of transit which requires some 15
or 21 days and 'ti said that nothing
worse could happen to make fruit ap
pear defective more than a declining
market, and the purchaser finds some
excuse to rcluse the car and as lor a
corresponding reduction all of which the
grower has to ttand, unless the money
is paid here when the fruit is received.
The plan contemplated by the Willam
ette Prune Association has another fea
ture which does not admit of the grower
ever getting out whole when once in,
and that is where his prunes are paid
for on the installment plan ; one-third
when prunes are shipped, one-third
within 30 or 60 days following and the
remaining one-third when all are ship
ped, effectually ties up the last payment
unless all the goods are moved out. The
carry-overs, which are not infrequently
held, lays the last payment over from
year to year.
And But One Is Left of 1842.
State House, Salem, Feb. 5. Hon. F.
X. Matthlou of Gervais, Marion County,
a survivor of tho convention which
framed Oregon's provisional govern
ment was a visitor on both Houses to
F. X. Matthieu the remaining pio
neer of 1842 was born in Montreal, Can
ada, in 1818, of French parentage. He
settled on the rich French Prairie near
Gervai a the same yeas he came here
nearly sixty-one years ago.
Salem, Feb. 8. It was a warm de
batethat in the Senate yesterday after
noon, preceding the passage of the fel
low servant bill, which was recorded in
late dispatches. During the noon recess
an impression had got abroad among
the friends of t'.ie bill, rightly or wrong
ly, that an effort would be made to ob
struct the measure by getting it re
ferred to the railroad committee and
there letting it lie. Senators who fa
vored referring the biJ were actively at
work getting pledges of support for such
a course, and the Senators who favored
the immediate passage of the bill were
When under special order at 2 o'clock
the measure came up and Croisan
moved that it be referred, the battle
words began forthwith.
"This bill," said Matstcrs, taking the
floor, "has been before the Legislature
for two weeks. It has been discussed
pro and con from every standitoint and
in every detail, both in committee
and in the House. The House passed
this morning without a dissenting vote
Its provisions are known to every Sen
ator on this floor. There can be no good
reason why it should not be considered
now. I trust the motion of the Senator
from Marion will be defeated."
I have no objection to this bin, so
far as I understand it, said Croisan
but I see no reason why it should
bo shoved down our throats. That
why I have moved its refcranca
to the committee on railroads. I object
to having it rushed through without
There is no possibility of the rail
roading through of this measure," said
Masters, "because, as I have stated, it
has been thoroughly discussed already.
Before the House committee on rail
roads some of the best legal talent the
railroad could command appeared and
tated their views upon the measure.
Every point and every feature of the
bill was gone over. We need no time
to digest this measure. We have al
ready digested it. If any Senator is
willina to vote for this bill at all. he
should be willing to vote for it today.
Two years ago a measure similar to this
was held up. I believe an attempt is
being made to hold np this measure
now, and that this attempt to have it
referred is sn attempt to obstruct its
passage. Other states have laws simi
lar to the one here proposed, and they
are good laws. The railroad boys de
mand this law, and it is also in the in
terest of the tiaveling public. It should
pass now." (It passed, without a dis
J. T. BRYAN'S
For Holiday Presents
I have no famous bargains to pan oil old
stock and out-of-date goods, I simply gire
you honest goods at fair prices, and mark
them in plain figures. Call and inspect my
goods and piices before purchasing elsewhere.
J. T. Bryan
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is found in rmd Floor now, as for
centuries, the "staff of life." The
kng tried : : : : :
Pride of Douglas
Floor If gnodKaiTtoWa upon, m nan?
liouM! know to their benrfll. Wfey
tfxMiia sot toa Inn of its Tain by er
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J. M. Weatherby
T. A. Bury
D. L. Marti
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.
specialties. a. c. Marsters & Co.
and Family Recipe,
Rubber Goods, Toilet
Articles, Lime and Ce
ment, Taints, Oils and
Gla;, Perfumery, Truss
es, Spon, Brushes Etc.
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All Workjdnaranteed for Reasonable Prices.
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Out of nine hundred logs, valued at
nearly ten thousand dollars, that
escaied from a Portland sawmill during
the freshet all but fifty have been recovered.
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buy o Petaluma. We pay the freight.