The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190?, April 09, 1903, Image 1

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In bnsy seasons brings
yoa .yonr share of trade;
Is a very important factor in
advertising in tinn sea
son brings yon your share, and also
that ot the merchant who "can't af
ford" to advertise.
Heel a
hnmnesa honae. Let oa do yonr Job
J rrihtins we jrnarante it to be io
Published on Mondays and Thursdays Established 1868.
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No 26
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Douglas County Bank,
Established I883. Incorporated 1901
Capital Stock, $50,000.00.
O A peneral banking business tranacted, and customers given every
0 accommodation consistent with safe and conservative banking.
2 Bank open from nine to twelve and from one to three.
Fruits, Candies, Cakes, Pies,
Doughnuts and Fresh Bread Daily
Portland Journal Agency. Hen d rick's Block, Opp. Depot
I. J. NORflAN & Co. Props
is here
- with ah IMMENSE yffi
If you are going to buy a carpet we ask the privilege
-if c!i nw itirr vnn mir Urn5. ? i.
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& Bed Room Sets a
j rorl- nrir. and we are coin? to eive our customers w
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r thf Vwricfit. of a close buv.
I B. W. STRONG, Roseburg, Ore. i
Brine Us Your ...
I Drain Gardiner 1
Commencing with Monday, January 20, '02, we will charge for
thefare Irotn Drain t Cw Bay. .Baggage allowance with each fall fare
50 pounds; Travelling men are allowed 75 pounds baegage when they
have 300 poundi or more. All excess baggage, 3 eta. per pound, and no al
5 "lowance will be made for round trip.
? For further information address
i J.
Edwin C Clapp Shoes for
Walk Over
George E Kieth
Menominee Seamless
Sidwell Ba Wint 44
Ani Namcrecs Other Styles, in fact Anything yea Want
can be found at
Hints to Housewives.
Half the battle in good cooking, is to have good
fresh Groceries, and to get them promptly
when ou order them. Call up 'Phone No. 181,
for go goods' and good service.
C. W. PARKS &l CO.
IB' IS!. 1
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are we
full "car load bought at bed
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R. Sawyers,
Proprietor, Drain, Oregon
$3.50 to Lti
3.03 to m
150 to 3.00
LiVefj, Feed End Sals Stable
C. P. Babnaed, Prop.
5addle Horses Single and
Double Rigs at a I hours
Transient 5toc' gven
very be f care
Rates always reasonable
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Good Roads and Good Schools.
The advantage of good roads to dwell
ers in the country districts lies not
alone in greater ease by which crops can
be transported to the distributing cen
ters and towns. They play a great part
in the education of the children of these
districts, inasmuch as the more the
children can be drawn together in large
central schools the better can they be edn
cated. With a number of small schools
scattered over the rural districts it is too
expensive to provide much more than
instruction in the rudimentary branches,
but if the children can be brought to
gether in large central schools, the cost
of instruction is divided among a greater
number and more branches can be in
cluded in the curriculum. As is pointed
out in the following extract from the re
port of Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion Charles R. Skinner, of New York
State, it is impossible to b I toe 'VI
dreu together unless the roads . id
good condition.
"The arguments thus far advanced In
the commendable agitation for good
roads bave not considered the welfare
and comfort of our school children as a
"The farmer is told that good roads
will put money into his pocket by saving
his horses and wagons, that the value of
his farm will be enhanced and the tnp
to town or to the chnrch will be a pleas
ure rather than a burden. The mer
chant is assured that his trade will
mightily increase if good roads lead to
the village. The bicyclist knows by an
occassioual run over rare sections of well
built highway what comfort would re
suit if good roads were the role instead
of the exception. Those who are able to
indulge in the luxury of automobiles
also see pleasant visions. Nothing,
however, has been said about the chil
dren as they go through the mud, or
dust, up hill and down, from tbeir homes
to the scboolbouses one to three miles
distant. Is it unreasonable to believe
that these men and women of tomorrow
would prefer well graded, macadamized
roadbeds to the miserable pretences lor
highways which now disfigure so much
of our landxape? Is it not difficult to
imagine the country school a much
happier and busier place if the children
could gather after pleasant walks along
well built and well kept highways.
"What to do with oar country schools
is becoming a serions problem as the
years go by and the rural districts be
come more sjarely settled. When
more than 30 per cent of oar rural
schools have an average daily attend
ance of less than ten children some
thing should I devued to pat a stop to
such needless waste. Combination of
resources and capital cheapens produc
tions and results in an improved pro
duct. I; is the opinion of educators
that a reasonable application of this
princii'l to our roral school problem
would result beneficially. With the
present eondition of coantry roads the
transportation of the children to central
well equipped schools is practically im
possible dating most of the year. Good
roads would remove a serious obstacle
to this most important step forward in
the improvement of our country schools.
The boys and girls of the country with
one accord demand grod roads, that
they may enjoy school privile equal
to tbope of their brothers and sisters in
village and city.
Securing Strong Chicks.
We never had chickens more strong
and active than thoee that are hatching
now-a-days. There are several reasons
for thisT Especial pains has been taken
in making up the breeding pens; every
bird is in perfect health and vigor never
ailing a minute in its life.
The morning feed consists of a very
dry matdi made of equal parts by weight
of bran and cracked corn, moistened a
very little with skim milk warm as it
comes from the separator. Daring the
day when not on their nests, they art
busy scratching in from six to eight
inches df straw, in the gravel pile, or in
the rotten straw where it lays at a depth
of four to six inches, and beneath which
is found anzle worms galore. The box
of oyster shells and the dust ' bath are
often visited by the hens. It is surpris
ing the large quantities of mangels, cab
bage and sjrass they consume ' daily, as
also the fresh water they will drink, as
well as milk. The night feed consists of
wheat, oats and cracked corn, and the
other half mostly wheat and a few oats ;
all of which is thrown in the dry straw
where the hens must scratch for. all of
In the absence of straw we find that
a bed of . coarse gravel the size of a
bird's egg to that of a hen's egg is an
excellent place upon which to feed the
grain. The hens will turn over all the
surface stones in search of their feed,
thus getting the-required exercise. To
these conditions we limit each pen of
Rocks to eight hens and Leghorns and
Minorcas from 8 to 12 hens, all of which
goes to contribute to a high percentage
of fertile eggs, that will batch ' chicks,
which with the right care we can almost
It T T t 1 3 1 ll. fl. '
see grow. ii. l. jjiancnaru iu
the The
Roe Farm for Sale.
A good 800 cere farm for sale
miles from Myrtle Creek, 100
acres in
ultivation. balance hill, nasture
timbered land. Small orchard, good
house, barn and other improvements
For price and terms apply to P. T. Mc-
Gee, Myrtle Creek, or D. S. K. Duick,
Uoseburg, Oregon. . jl5'.f
Mohair Wanted.
I am prepared to buy Mohoir in large
or small lots. Will pay the highest cash
price according to quality for it. Will
be in Oakland every Friday, and every
Saturday will be in Roseburg, head
quarters at V. R. Buckingham's grocery.
Address L. A.,
tf-ui2-l Cleveland, Oregon.'
Hypnotic Spell.
An Illinois dispatch of Tuesday says :
One of the most mysterious and at
the same time the most pitiable case
that has ever been brought to the at
tention of Warren county officers and to
the physicians of Monmouth happened
this morning, when Mr. and Mrs. Mar
shall Mink, who live near- Ponemah,
were brought to the courthouse. For
several days they have been under a
hypnotic spell which they were nnabla
to break. Each day it became worse,
and friends at last decided that it was
best to bring them to this city. '
Some time ago, in looking over a mag
azine, they saw an advertisement by a
man at Jackson, Mich., telling of his
mail course in hypnotism. The first
papers were received some few
weeks ago and were read by both Mr.
and Mrs. Mink. They became familiar
with the subject and on last Wedn
they received their first lesson, airs.
Mink started to read it, but had read
only a short time when, with the excla
mation that she could read no more of
it, she threw down the book. Mrs.
Mink this morning was able to tell a
little of her experiences :
"When I threw down the book I . had
just read . yoa are falling asleep. I at
once began to feel drowsy and started
about the house to throw the feeling
aside. I could not succeed. Sine that
time I have been through everything.
The world has burned np, but I saved
my two babies and my husband, y very
thing it alright now and we are gradu
ally coming back to happiness and
strength. When I was put to sleep I
was to be awakened by the sound of a
gong. It rings regularly now and I will
be alright."
Later this afternoon, however, Mrs.
Mink became violent while at a doctor's
office and it became necessary . to bold
an inquisition as to her sanity. The
verdict is that she must be taken to the
hospital for treatment, and she will be
taken to Watertawn tomorrow.
The husband ij slowly coming oat of
his sleep. The two little children of the
couple, one aged 2 years and the other
9 months, are being cared for by neigh
bor. The President Win Hunt.
In spite of the repeated assertions
made at the White Douse that there
will be no banting on the trip
on which the President is engaged,
there is a well-defined rumor that the
President seeks by his present method
of announcement to make it possible for
hira to hunt if he chooses to do so.
Three mor.ths agOy it was announced
in these dispatches on authority that
the President would take bis Western
tour with onir ooe reporter with him,
representing every ress association and
every newspaper in the country. So
much opposition was found to this and
so strong was the desrire of each of the
press associations to name the man that
the President felt obliged to change his
plans in this connection. Be will now
take not only representatives of the
press associations, bat representatives
of the big weekly illustrated papers.
II is object in wishing to keep his party
as small aa possible was to that-he
might enjoy a hunting expedition with
out the accompaniment of camera fiends
and interviewers. '
I set In Must Look at Every Point.
A dispatch from Scotland of last Mon
day's date says :
Rain was falling over the Clyde this
morning and the two Shamrocks re
mained at their moorings. It was hoped
the weather would clear np in the after
noon and enable the yachts to have
another trial spin. Later the weather
cleared somewhat and both yachts set
off on what promised to be a splendid
frefth-weather trial. As the two boats
w ere fetching oat of the shelter of the
bay a bard westerly squall staggered the
boats and laid them neatly flat. A few
minutes later the gear of the Shamrock
I.'s stay sail carried away and the sail
went down with a run. The Shamrock
III stood the test handsomely."
All the way down the channel the
yachts had a hard reaching trial in a
strong wind. It was the point of sailing
in which the Shamrock I. has hitherto
excelled, bat she showed herself qaite
unable to hold the new challenger. The
latter gained on every mile, and over
the distance, about seven miles, which
was covered iu thirty-five minutes, the
Shamrock III, gained half a mile. She
carried her sails handsomely and went
fast and clean through the water. The
trial finished with a windward turn
across the frith. The wind continued
fresh and the !hamrock III. again dem
onetrated that going close hauled she
is easily faster than the older boat.
Qood Oregon Mohair.
Mr, L. A.Marsters, of Douglas County
Oregon, recently sent a sample of his
motiair w mr. Levnssove ana asaea
his opinion thereon and quotation as to
price. Mr. Levussove in his reply said
I moat admit that yoa are producing the
beat erade of mohair in quality of fibre
cleanliness and also length. I also find
1 BAif io w iilu wi uav..
'a verr eooa advantage. Monair uae
sample ts worm 4U to ou cents per
pound, providing it is like the sampl
you sent me. Jiyou can seieci any
measuring 12 inches or longer yoa may
shin it to me at 11.00 per pound." Ore
gon Northwest.
Little Ranch for Sale.
A good Uttle home for sale ; 17 acres
adjoining lair grounds, 1J east of
RoHeburg. Good buildings, 150 good
bearing fruit trees, 10 acres in cultiv
tion. Price I12J5. For particulars in
quire at Milikin's shoe store, Roeeburgl
Why alfalfa is not more generally
grown in Western Oregon is a matter
beyond my comprehension. It is one of
the best forage plants known, makes 3
to 6 tons of most excellent hay to the
aero and cuts two and in many sections
three crops'of hay in a season. Cattle,
horses and sheep will get fat on alfalfa
hay and hogs will winter in fine condi
tion on alfalfa alone. Its only enemy is
the gopher and he is easily exterminated
with poisoned turnips.
Alfalfa will flourish on any kind of
lands from sage brush plains to the yel
low aud red clay soils of the volcanic
foot hills. Of coarse it likes a rich loose
Boil best, but will grow on very poor dry
lands, where other vegetation stands a
poor show for an existence. It has a
long tap root which strikes deep and
penetrates to incredible depths. Alfalfa
! lur been foai'd in wells to a depth
ao leet. ' There is an erroneous idea
that the roots go to water. Whenever
the roots reach standing water the plants
will die. The true tlieory is that the
roots reaches down and down into the
earth until it finds a statum of mo:sture
or rather it follows the evaporation of
moisture into the earth giving below the
line of evaporation and there remains
nourishing the plant above with the
moisture drawn from far below the sur
face. There are but two precautionary
steps in getting a good stand of alfalfa
to wit : Avoid frost and avoid deep seed
ing. Prepare your ground thoroughly
having the surface well pulveriz L Sow
from April 1st to the 15th, about 22 to
23 lbs of seed to the acre. If your ground
is sandy put a small - light horse to a
brash and drag or brush it in. A very
light covering is all that the seeds re
quire or will stand aa they sprout at
ooce and must have liijht and air or they
will rot. Many eases of "fail are to
catch" may be traced to deep 'planting.
bave known many good stands of al
falfa where the seed being sown just be
fore a good rain, the ground was not
harrowed or brushed at all, the rain do
ing the work instead. On other soils.
borrowing with a light harrow is ad
I have an object lesson today on the
subject of Alfalfa. After sowing 20 acres
for a friend, we had a tea-cup fall of seed
left and jort for an ' experiment took
it away np on the son tb side of a dry
mountain and scattered it in some hne
footings and loom leaves, that ' was on
the 10th day of April 18?7 and today the
alfalfa from those seeds is growing rank
and splendid as in a garden. The soil
was the ordinary red claybh soil of the
Douglas county foot hills. I am of the
opinion that alfalfa will grow anywhere
in Oregon . antes we except the "black
by," which is so bard to get "jnt
right far planting" that probably the
seed would not germinate. On all other
ilsttisa sura crop. It should never
be sown in shaded pljces however, a
sunshine seems to be necessary to its
existence, l oa may place a shade over
vigorous healthy plant and it will
very soon pine and aie. it may oe
sown however with spring wheat and
make an excellent stand the wheat be
ing cut low, the straw contains enough
alfalfa to make it most magnificent
fodder. If gophers begin working on
alfalfa immediate steps should be taken
to rid tle field of them. There is noth
ing a gopher so much reluuhe as a turnip
for denert after his meal on alfalfa roots.
With a knowled of this fact it is quita
easy to work his rain. Open the hole
where lie has been throwing up the loose
lirt, place inside the ocning a piece of
turnip the site of a walnut with 3 or 4
crystals of strychnine incaed in the tur
nip and Too have a dead gopher. As
sown as be discovers the opening he iu
mediately starts to close the door, finds
the turnip and the trick is turned. A
man is a saccees who can make two
blades of grass grow in place of one.
How much more of a success then is the
man who can make 2 lbs. of excellent
hav prow where before but one misera
ble little withered blade of grass grew.
Shearing Lambs.
The mushroom millionaries of Pitts
burg, Clevelaud and Philadelphia have
been badly bit by the slump in the stock
market. Their aggregate losses during
the last six months are estimated to
have been 1100,000,000.
Philadelphia speculators are believed
to have sunk 20,000,000 in Consolidated
Lake Superior, a property with which
they became infatuated early last year
The w hole city "plunged" on it. The
great decline in Pennsylvania also hurt
he Philadelphians badly, and put an
acute crimp in the back of Pittsburg
The formation of the iron and steel in
dustrials during the past four or five
years made scores of millionaries in
Pittsburg and gave them command of an
enormous amount of reauv money,
Their wealth had previously been in
rolling mills, iron mines and coal mines
and other forms of property connected
wkh these industries. A majority of
of them kept their money in reach for a
long time, where they could fuel it and
be happy in the consciousness of pos
session. Tiring of this, many of them
went in to the stock market, and it is
said that with very few exceptions, they
have lost.
Painting and Paper Hanging.
John Miller, of Hagerstowrf, Washing
ton County, Maryland, has located in
Rosehnrir. and he is a thorough master
of his art and prewired to do all kind
of painting, paperhangittg, graining, an
decorative painting in the highest style
as practiced by first class workmen on
the Atlantic CoaHt. If von want the
very latest artistic work he will he pleas
ed to give for low prices and first class
work. Call on him at 517 Mosier street
or jr0p a letter through the post office
I nd he will quicklv respond. (tf)
Planning Gigantic Strike.
Frank Buchanan, president of the In
ternational Association of Bridge in a
Structural Iron Workers declared speech
before the Chicago Federation of Labor
on Sunday that he believed the time was
near when organized labor throughout
the country shoald unite and declare
one gigantic strike against combinations
of capital.
"The present strike of our members
all over the country against the Ameri
can Bridge Company may be the begin
ning of an industrial upheaval," he
said. "That strike is likely to spread
so as to tie up the building industry in
the United States, aa we aro considering
the question of refusing to handle ma
terial made by the United States Steel
Corporation. In case such an order is
issued, thousands of men not directly
interested in the strike will be involved,
because, if the iron workers refused to
set structural steel all other building
trades will be thrown out of employ
meuL'" "The strike thus far," he added, "has
been all ia favor of the men, aa the com
pany's work ia completely tied np all
over the coantry."
His startling statement that the time
ia near for a strike of all organised labor
alarmed some of the delegates, while it
amnsed others. Following as it did, the
report of Organizer Fitzpatrick that the
employers are organized in every branch
of the industry and setting pitfalls for
the anions, in the hope of disgusting
them, it caused a decided sensation.
Ocnrral News Notes.
It was stated at the war department
Monday, that Gen. Wood is not to be
come governor of the Philippines, as a
suewsror of Gov. Taft, even should the
illness of the latter cause his resignation.
The painters in Portland bave strack
for higher wages end from all indica
tions the masters painters will be forced
to meet tbeir demands or a tie up of all
the building trade allied unions will re
sult. Aguetrilla warfare among stockmen
has broken oat near Akron, Colorado.
One prominent stockman was assassinat
ed in the brush at night and two more
are missing. The trouble ia over ranged
A Chinese military oSicer, who ar
riveJ at Canton from the interior, re
ports that the province of Kwangsi and
parts of the province of Kwantnng are
infected with rebels who number at leat
100,000. They are moetly discharge J
soldiers and banditti. They are well
Physicians of Salt Lake City, more
particularly those attached to the staff
of Holy Crrs hospital, ar at a Uxw U
aeconnt for the condilKm of Miss BeAie
Knecht, 22 years of age, who for the
past twenty-eight days lias been asleep.
I taring that time the young lady has not
spoken a word nor had, to all appear
ances, a wakinz moment. She swallows
iqtiid . food automatically when it is :
poured down her throat, bat, in spite of
this nourishment, she is gradually wast
ing away. ,
The historic old log cabin in which
President V. S. Grant and bis yoong
wife passed through their "hard scrab
ble," aa the general usually referred to
t, is beinj torn down preparatory to re
moving it into the World's Fair gronnds.
St. Louis firm lias purchased the
cabin from Edward Joy of Old Orchard
for the purpose of exhibiting it. For
several years it has be;-n standing on
Mr. Joy's property near the Frisco do-
pot at Old Orchard, where it has been
iewed by hundreds of visitors. As it
is raxed each stock and lo is labeled so
that there will be no mistakes in put-
iiig it together on the Fair grounds.
Louis Dotsmeir, aged forty-six, a con
sumptive from Buffalo, S. commit
ted suicide some time daring Monday
niw'ht in a horrible manner, at Los An
geles. He poured three gallons of kero
sene over bis body and set fire to bis
clothing. He was burned to death in a
few minutes. He learned a few days
ago that he was suffering from tubercu
losis and the knowledge weighed heavily
on bis mind. The evidence shows that
he took a can containing three gallons
of kerosene to the yard in the rear of the
residence, seated himself w ith his back
against a eucalyptus tree, poured the oil
over bis head and body and set a lighted
match to it. The flame ronst have
caused death in a few moments. The
remains were discovered Tuesday morn-
ins bv Mm. Schneider. The body was
terribly burned and charred, only
strip of cloth clinging about the waist
and a aiece of a can on the head. The
tree bad caught firo and burned had
through to the height of several feet.
Ralph W. Bartlett, a young lawyer of
Boston, Mass., has invented an appara
tus for the reduction of congenial hip
disease which the local surgeons say is
far in advance of the Lorena method.
Mr. Bartlett tried it on his own little
daughter at the Children's Hospital to
day. The child suffered from a severe
case of concenital dislocation au4 the
result would seem to have fully tested
the efficiency of the invention. This
consists of a sort of easy chair in which
the patient sits. The seat is something
liknabicvele saddle in which the feet
hang clear. The limb to be set is at
tached by straps to a movable rod which
is worked by powerful leverage. The ef
fect is exactly like pulling a nail with a
draw hammer, the child's leg in this j
case being the nail. The great ioint
gained is the doing away with the
wrenching and straining of the muscles
and lif amenta, which it inseparable j
fr.nn Dr. Lorens's manipulations. This
force is applied directly and solely to the ;
seat of the trouble. Tho npparatus may
bo adoptexl in more or less modified form j
in the Boston hospitals.
Try thu Pedalis Shoo for Women.
Only 3.00 at Flint's Popular Shoe Parlors.
Eggs, Eggs, Eggs,
If yon want eg? for Hatching
from High Grade Poultry send
yonr order for eggs or breeding
stock to the
Roseburg Poultry Yards
Buff and Barred PljnonUi Rocks asd
LigM Eralimzs.
IS Eggs for $1.00, Live and Let Live
la our Motto.
JOHN E. Johnsox,
Ii BncMngkni-
fSaccessor to W. L. Cobb, MrsfEoyd's oil stand)
...Sole Agents lor...
J. M. Weatberby
Roseburg Real Estate Co.
Farm and Timber Land Bonght an3 Sold
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents. Timber
Estimates a Specialty. List your proper
ty with "us.
We Want Your Patronage
and as an inducement we offer U. S. P.
Standard Drugs, Fresh Patent Medicines,
High Grade Perfumes, Soaps, Toilet Arti
cles, and Specialties. 1
If you intend to paint yc.ur house see "
Churchill Q Woolley,
, Agents for S. - W. Paint.
P. S, DAY,
All Work Gnaranteed for Reasonable Prices.'
Second Door north new Bank Ballding,
Have bred Poultry
uiany prizes.
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Prop , bo mi. Keoabatr Ores.
Extend a cordial invitation
to the public and the many
friends of the old firm to call
and examine their re-wr line
of Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries, Queensware, Etc.
Bring Us Your
Cutter, Chickens, fees.
A. Bury
D. L. Mania
On the
Wave of
FAI3T rides oa the very top
cf the wave.
It Las rcacLed t!iri pes
tea because of its great
worth and it wi3 stay there.
No other roint does good
work so well aad so eco
EorojcaHr. No other paist
. Y-
Las gameu such popalar.ty.
carJs oa a:
Ko632caa, OKteoa
E. A. KRUSE, Proprietor,
Breeder ot B. P. ROCKS, S. C BROWN.
Chicken Esgs, $150, per Settlnj, two
for 12 years, and have won
Roseburg Or