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About The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190? | View Entire Issue (April 23, 1903)
Iq busy seasons, l-rings
yoa yuar share of tra ie;
la a very important factor ;u
bnRinese. i'oor criorinjr ri
J 9 .. advartisiajr in dull Ben
son briuRs yoa your sliare, Htxd alar
that of the merchant, who "'can't af
5 fori" to advertise..
llecta co credit on a go d
baineB boose. Let oa do yoar Job
1'rintiaK we fruarante it to be i-
Published on Mondays and Thursdays -Established 1868.
every way satisfactory.
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 23. 1903.
. C, CjALHY,
Douglas County Bank, 8
Established I8S3. Incorporatert qoi 0
- Capital Stock, $50,000.00. $
. - ' BOARD OF DIRECTORS O
F. W.'BKSSON, R. A.. ROOT1I 1. It. It JOTII, J. T BKI DOKS O
. , . t.t. KF.1XV, A.C.MARSTKRS K.I, MILLER. O
A general banking business ' tranacteJ, and customers ci veil etery y
accommodation consistent with safe and conservative banking. V.
g " Bank open from nine to twelve and from oue to three. q
NEWS OF THE COUNTY.
As Gleaned by Our Corps of Special
rjp r& tj? rfr ?J? rfy fj- f J? J r&
Mn D n A IV C for coxrt CTIOXERY
I'NVtV ai,3 jce CREAM PARLORS
, fruity Candies, Cakes, Pies,
; Douohnats and fresh Bread Daily
Portland Journal Agency. Hendrick's Block, Opp. Depot
' I. J. NORHAN & Co. Props
2 If you are going
WITH AN ftffflTflSE NE OF
CARPETS AND RUGS
to buy a carpet we ask the privilege
of sbowiug 3-011 pur line. : : : : i
Bed Room Sets a full car load bouglit at bed
5 rock nrices. and we are coine to jnve our customers 2
; B. V. STROIG, Roseburg, Ore.
i X -S-.e iTt .
Bring Us Your ...
FOR CASH OR TRADE
; BARKER & CO j
i COOS BKV STHGE ROUTE
-5 : - Commencing with Monday, January 20. '02, we will charge 7 5Q for ?
V tWare from Draia to C3 By. Baggage allowance with each full fare f
SOWads. Travelling men are allowed 75 pounds baggage when they
"J ::hvl Wpounli or more,; All excess towage. 3 eta. per pound, and noal
lowaoce will be mle for round trip. DAILY STAGE. J
? - For further information address jl
5 : v - J. R- Sawyers, S
' Proprietor, Drain, Oregon J
Greatest line of
and Oxfords is
by the Krippen
dorf Dittman Co
FLINT'S POPULAR SHOE STORE Ij
v, : ... - . '
.Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Tottn and udn
Roy, made us a much appreciated visit
A restaurant will be opened this week
in the building lately occupied by Mr
and Mrs. Barze:.
Mr, and Mrs. E. E. Totten, of Glen
ellen, visited Mrs. T'sl parents on Myr
tle creek last week.
Mies Audrey Jenkins is attending
pchool in this city. She is boarding
with Mr. and Mrs. Abe Koontz.
Mr. and Mrs. Xels. Evenson and baby
boy, who Lave been guests at Hotel
Reed for some time returned home Sun
day. Miss Effie Simmons, of Dillard, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. C. W. Winning
ham, who has beenvery ill, but who
is now convalescent.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Totten and Mr.
and Mrs. E. E. Totten, of (ilenellen,
attended the funeral of Buddy lioyd in
this city on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson, pio
neers of this valley, n ill fcave for Har
ney county about May 1st where they
have large projerty interests.
P. B Rodiii-ld, of Boskydell, was a
city vit-itor on Sunday. He is a mem?
her of the Southern Oregon. Irrigation
Co. .That is one of the finest enter
prises that exists in this valley.
J. G Mack, of Portland, and Albert
Abraham, of Roseburg, representing the
heirs of Sol Abraham spent several days
here last week looking after their in
creasing interes-ta in this city and
The three large and well kept hotels I
in this city are crowded with guests and
still they come. We would suggest that
they pull do n these houses and build
greater ones, in order to accommodate
the increasing custom.
The editor of the GlenJale News, who
is a practical bnsiuea man as well a; a
popular aiid capable newspaper manipu
lator, has invested in some valuable
lots in this city, which indicates bis be
ief in the future of the city.
A VERY VALUABLE FORAGE PLANT
A History of Alfalfa in America, and Instructions Ite
gardingits Culture and Preparation as Bay.
of that valuable
Professors Snyder and Hummel, o5 ?f large quantities
the chemical division of the UnivewfiSi erogenous material, proteine, but by
of Minnesota Experiment StatKMtyDavei
QarJiner Gazet'e News.
Dr. John Patterson arrived in Gardi
ner last week.
Miss Cora Col well went to Drain last
Tuesdav to visit relatives.
Mrs. Ed. Upton, who has been visit-
Hints to Housewives.
1 Half the battle in good cooking, is to l ave good
- Tresis -Groceries, - and to get them promptly
when ou order them. Call up 'Phone No. 181,
fo'r go. J goods and good service.
Johnnie Moore, has gone to the Sher-
rett logging camp near Scottsbnrg.
Born, Wednesday, April 15, 1903, to
Mr. and Mrs. Asa Henderson, a girl.
Alfred Masser returned Wednesday,
from Alatika, where he spent the winter.
Scott Morris has returned from his
ranch near Five Mile, where he spent a
Montie Miner, of Schofield, and Wm.
Dewar, of Smith river, were in town
Mrs. Majory and little daughter, who
have teen visiting here returned home
Miss Mea Roberts, of Elkton, passed
through Gardiner last week enroole to
Five Mile to teach school.
Miss Lizzie Wilson, who has been vis
iting relatives at Florence, has returned
to her home on Smith river.
Fred Rowe, who has lived here for
the past two years, has gone to Green
Leaf, Marion county to reside
Mesdames Westcrdale, Lucas, and
Ricker left Thursday for Florence to in
stitute a Degree of Honor lodge.
Miss Cora Adams, of Scottsburg,
passed through here last week enroute
to Smith river, where she goes to teach
Dr. A. Patterson and family have
eone to San Francisco, and from there
will probably go to New York. Dr.
John Patterson will take charge of his
brotiier'H practice during his absence.
The Umpqita Life Saving crew met
with a juicy little accident in the surf of
the bar here la t Tuesday. The Schoon
er Louise had run aground on the north
spit and the gallant surfAen with their
liftt-boat had been out investigating her
condition. They had found her crew to
be in no immediate danger and were re
turning to the station ; when, on cross
ing the' bar about a half mile from the
grounded echooner r. heavy sea upset
their boat, and some of them were
spilled in the seething brine.' The life
boat is, however, so constructed as to
right and bail herself within a few sec
onds after being turned over in water,
and so those who were thrown com
pletely from her, were soon. Iteing
hauled in again by those who had hnng
on and made the revolution with her,
and nothing serious resulted.
prepared Bulletin No. 80, on ""Alfalfa
Its Chemical Development, Feeding
Value and Digestibility." The following
is taken from the introduction; parts
from reports of feeding experiments may
be given at another time:
The interest which has recently boe'n
manifested in alfalfa by farmers and
stockmen throughout Minnesota has
prompted this work. Much encourage
ment is being given the growth of this
great forago plant by the discovery and
Production of varieties that seem to be
hardy in our severe climate. Some of
these varieties have been bi ought from
certain localities in Torkestau. the cli
mate of which resembles that of Min
nesota. Alfalfa has been grow n with
out difficulty in the region of Lake Miu-ik-tonka,
in thisState, for thirty or more
years. The seed of this variety was
brought into the State by certain Ger
mans, and is said to have come origi
nally from Norway. This vari ty has
Iwen found to be jH-rfectly hardy in that j
vicinity, and no doubt wilt thrive;
throughout the State generally, except- j
ing pocsibly certain sections in the north
ern third oi the State. . Because of the
encouragement thus offered, this work
on alfalfa was undertaken with the ob
ject of determining its composition and
foedingjvalue when grown in Minnesota,
its chemical development and draft up
on the soil. It was also thought that
tho work might stimulate the interest
already shown, and bring before our!
farmers the groat possibilities of this
forage plant. !
Alfalfa, or lncern, raodieagn aativa, is
a native of Western Asia; it was early
introduced into Southern Europe, and
later was taken to South America,
whence it found its way into Mexico and
then to California and other Western
States. In the region south and vest
of the Missouri Eiver it found congeuial
conditions, and has proved of immense
value to farmers throughtout that coun
try. Alfalfa belongs to the same family as
clover, peas and beans the legume
family. The young plant at first has a
single stem, but as this is cut off or
1 grung oldar it .. branch
crown with many stems.
a strons Up root, with smaller lateral
roots as feeders. This tap root gooa
deeply into the soil, and finds moisture
even when far below the surface. Oa
the roots our found tubercles, or small
nodules, similar to those found on red
clover roots, and by means of these
tubercles, which are induced by bacteria,
the plant is enabled to gather and cse
as plant fool free nitrogen of the air, so
that in common with red clover and
MORE DAIRY COWS NEEDED.
A flystery Why Willamette Farmers
. Are Not Better Butter Makers.
Uie accumulation of roots it leaves the
soil richer in thia element than it was
before producing the. crop. Professor
Davunport, when speaking of the mem
bers of this important family, says:
"Thoy not only work for nothing and
board themselves, but they pay for the
privilege." -These plants are the only
oqp of any agricultural importance that
can use the atmospheric nitrogen, and
they can do it only with the aid of cer
The young alfalfa plant is rather deli
cate and a weak; feeder; consequently
the seed bed must be carefully prepared,
with a good supply of plant food readily
available. The ground should be plough
ed mther deeply and the surface brought
into a tine condition, as the sow ing of
clover or other small seeds. From ten I
to fifteen pounds should be sown er
acre, preferably without a nurse crop,
and as early as ossih1e in the spring
without danger or froxt, which may kill
tho fnng plants. As soon as the Bret
blow. nis apiar, or whenever the plant
shows signs of losing thrifliness, it
should be moved, as this stimulate
stronger growth. It can usually be cut
three times during the season, and after
it has become well establish! it will
yield from three to five tons of cured
hy per acre.
Alfalfa seems to do bet on randy
loam soils that have a good supply of
plant food and are well drained, though
it has been known to have grown in a
heavy clay soil. It will do well en any
toil that wiD produce wheat or corn.
The Held designed for al&dfa should be
selected with the view of leaving it for
revera! yrs. The plant seems to
reach its prim in four years, and can as
a rule be left in a field r-roGtab-y for
seven or eight yar. No difficulty is
experk-noed in get Ling alfalfa out of a
field if it is ploughed in midsummer and
kept well cultivated
Alfalfa for hay should be cut when
one-third of the blossoms have appeared
because at this stage it makes the best
quality of forage. It should be irked
up into windrows when somew hat wilt
ed, and never allowed to dry out before
being raked, because then it d ies not
mm est wj.lt - ttn.l mnAt nf tfitt !.-a vti irill
II PO'LIUM! 1".
handled so aa to preserve all the leaves,
since they are the most valuable part of
the plant. In a dry season it ran some
times be placed in the barn or stack the
day after cutting, but it will usually be
a better plau to allow the hay to stand
in cocks a few days.
Alfalfa seeds rather onortaiuly; the
second crop is usually better than the
first for seed production. For seed it
i should be cut when the seed pods torn
touiuiou mm an vwtrr a u.i ... .... ,1 l,....lf : iK
other members of this family it not only j Mme mav M clover for seed. The yield
has the power of storing up within it- j is from two to four bushels per acre.
think Bingar Hermann the -greatest
thiig that ever happened.' He has been
wrl ing to their husbands, and seeing
them for years, and be has always in-
: quire! about the health of their - wives
and families. And be knows the names
of the women and children."
For our part we think it a good recom
mendation for Mr. Hermann that, in
all the years of his official life, he has
still retained kindly memories of his old
friends and their families. Oregon nev
er had a better man in Congress than
Binger Hermann, and he was never yet
known to turn a deaf ear to any appeal
from one of his friends for any kind of
information. It cannot be said of him
that he flatters and cajoles his friends
until he is elected and then forgets
them. We have no doubt that he has
written thousands of kindly, personal
letters to old friends and acquaintances
in Douzlas countr, many in answer to
numerous questions of purely personal
interest to the writers. That he should
hiouire. in a kindly way, after the
health of the wives of his friends many
of whom he knew in boyhood, and some
of w horn were his pnpils when he made
his start, in life as a school teacher is a
point in his favor, and the people ap
preciate thiJ. By all means, elect a
man with a good memory and one who
shows his appreciation of the honor his
friends have conferred noon him.
Pao Bono Pcplico.
Lost a Million Sh-ep.
C. W. PARKS & CO.
mn m w I it sues
. ... yvs. -t
Liver j, Feed and gals jSaMea
C. P.BtENARD, Prop.
f addle Horses Single and
Double R!gs a: ail hours
Transient Stoc' ven
very bea" rf cars1
Rates always reasonable
Ben Huntington, the rustling stock
man, was looking after business here
Dr. C. E. Wade made a professional
pall to our valley latt Saturday to at
tend little Bay Davis, who is seriously
Mr. Chan. Stanley was a Drain visitor
one day last week.
Mrs. lsabelle Applegato went to Sun
nv Dale last Friday to visi; "Uncle"
Charts Putnam, who is very low.
Blanche Stanley was visiting at Mrs
F. M. Andrews' last Saturday and Sun
Mr. and Mrs. V. h. Applegate were
visiting in Yoncalla last Wednesday.
Mr. Buss, the poultryman of Fern
Ridge, was in Hay hurst a few days ago,
The Salem Statesman tries to be wit
ty by Baying : "There are plenty of
women out in Southern Oregon who
Painting ami Paper Hanging
John Miller, of flagerstown, Washing
ton County, Maryland, has located in
Rosehura. and he is a thorough master
of his art and prepared to do all kind?
of tiaiuting, pnperhanging, graining, and
decorative painting in the highest style
as practiced by first class workmen on
the Atlantic Oast. If you want the
very latest artistic work he will be pleas
ed to give for low prices and first class
work. Call on him at 517 Mosier Btrfet
or droo a lMer through the post office
and he will quickly respond. (tfj
Between the ravages of an unusually
severe Winter and the breaking out of a
malignant disease known as "big head"
among the flocks within the past few
weeks, the sheepmen ol L tah, South
ern Idaho ana luastern .evaoa are
afraid that by the time they get their
sheep to the Summer graxing grounds
their losses will amount to about 50 per
cent of the number ther had last Fall.
Should this estimate be correct the loss
Utah alone will amount to about
,000,000 head, and would be an
unprecedented lots to eheepowners of
Astronomers la A Combine.
Professor Pickering, of the Harvard
Olwervatory, is said to be projecting a
combination of all the astronomical ob
servatories of the world so that their
combined capital Or endowments can 1
used by all. The aggro.-ate working
capiUlisclosetollO.OtW.OOO and there
are enormous income. Professor Tick
ennj thntku there is too much money
wasted in making observations, and too
much needless competion. His plan is
to distribute more equitably the work
ing tunds and the staffs, as some stations
have too many men at work and others
too few. '
Harvard will be custodian of the funds
including those of Carnegie Institute
and the National Academy, distributing
them to the best advantage for the sci
ence. The stars will combine next.
Sealed bids w ill be received np to noon
of Friday, May 1, for the- erection of a
thrce-etorv packing house, 60x84 in
size, to be bunt in Koseuurg, ure. nan
and specifications may bo seen at the
office ol Frank E. Alley, Architect, Rose
burg. All bids to be accompanied with
a certified check for 5 per cent of the es
timated price, and the owner reserves
the right to reject any or all bids.
Maich 30, l'.K)3. C. Gazley.
A splendid team of heavy draft horses,
Address P. O, Box 43, Roseburg, Ore
J. W. Bailey, commissioner of the
Oregon food and dairy department re
cently said: "I tell yoa that we must
have more dairy cattle. I have just
been out in the country, contiguous to
Salem, upon a tour
dairies and I find that there
dairies but a great scarcity
stock. I tell yoa that the Willlmette
valley if the coming dairy district of the
Pacific coast and that more attention is
not paid to it as an industry is the great
est mystery to me. The time is coming,
however, and not very distant, when
the people w ill awaken to this fact and
to. the development of it.
"Why, in Portland today, and for the
past six months, butter fat has been
commanding S2 cents per pound, a
thing unheard of before and still there is
more butter and cheese being shiped
into Portland today than ever before in
the history of the state and the demand
cannot bi satisfied.
Whatever the farmers of Oregon are
thinking or dreaming about to let such
a grit industry, right at their dxr, go
Ux-L'ios and undeveloiod. is more than
I ca.i understand and a- ninch as it lias
Iwn preached into llu-ra for the -ast
few years, it !eaU me tliat no more at
tention is paid to it.
"There is no state or section of a state
in the l'nil?d States than can anywhere
near comjiete with the Willamette val
ley for quality or excellence of dairy pro
ducts and the butter and cheese of Ore
gon is g&ioing a world-wide reputation
which caxinot be approached by ths pro
duct of any other district. Not long ago
there was a shipment of hotter from
California to Portland, bat, oa acconnt
id the cnn being several oonoes short
in Weight, I ordervd it eeM back or confiscated.
"It is an act&al fact that the dairy
tock is being Shipped eot of Ogoa ly
the carload whea it should - be bronght
in by the- trainload acd distrTbated all
ever the state. I tell yon that it U very
discouraging to men la any position, to
thWt valuable industry going begging
when there is such a bright future in
store for it and fortsces in it for those
bo Lave foresight to Kaliie and grasp
Eggs, Eggs, Eggs,
If yon want eggs for Hatching
from High Grade Poultry s-nd
your order for egga or breeding
stock to the
lUisTyol B3l IOOti S0Ck5 VV'
rcity of dairy ligW BrahaaS. -'r .
Roseburg Poultry Yards
WE JIAVK '
' '-JFat-W fa
IS Eggs for $1.00, Live an Let Live
is our Motto.
JOHN E. JO II sox. Prop-, II o J31, ReoaiMirg; Oregon
(Sucresfr to W. L. &A,b, Mrs. fEoya's old stand
Cow t Martial ta Alaska.
A dispatch from Washington aays :
Secretory Root has directed the court-
martial of a number of Army etScers in
Alaska who hare been charged with
making use of commissary supplies for
they have been purchasing supplies at
cost and selling them at a great profit,
something they could do because of the
freight rates on goods shipped into
Alaska. The papers in the case have
been referred to General Funston,
commanding the Department oi the
Columbia, with instructions to proceed
against the othoers implicated.
New Hop Pest.
...Sole AzenU lor.:.
Exteud a cordial invitation
to the public and the many,
frieiuls of the old firm lo call
and examine their new line
of Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries, Queensware, Etc.
Bring Us Your
Butter, Chickens, fees.
J. M. Wt-atberby
T. A. Bcry
D. L. Hart' a
Roseburo; Real Estate Co.
Farm and Timber Land Bought and Sold
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents. Timber"
Estimates a Specialty. List your proper
ty with ns.
A correspondent from Salem says :
Some ' of the hopgrowers of this vicin
ity are alarmed over the appearance of
a new strange pest which is said to be
engaged in deadly work upon the new
vines. Otto Hansen, of this city, who
owns a nopyard near Uaic iirove, in
Polk 'county, reports the discovery of a
small worm about the sice of a thread
and half an inch in length, which is cut
ting the yoang spronts just above the hop
roots, and ehoukl the pest become nu
merous or general in its attack the tear
is that it may destroy a large portion of
this year's crop.
James Winstanley, secretary of the
Hopgrowers' Association, who owns a
yard north of this city is said to have
found the same pest, but there has been
no general investigation to discover
whether it exists in all the yards of this
section, nor lias there been any scientif
ic biography obtained of Uie obnoxious
visitor. Specimens will be submitted as
soon as possible to the entomolgtst at
the Corvallia Agricultural College -for
classification and for the discovery, if
possible, of some means for its extermination.
The importance of tho hop crop under
present and prospective market condi
tions makes the appearance of a threat
ening pet a serious matter in this great
cvnter of the hopgrowing iadustry.
A. C. MARSTERS Q CO.
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. .
Sloo Reward $loo.
The readers of this papttr will be
pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure iu all its stages and
that's Catarrh. Hal's Catarrh Cure
is the only positive ira naknowt
the medkal fraternity. Catarrh being
a eonstttotiena! disease, teqaiftf a con
stitutional treataieat. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is takn internally, aeting directly
upon the blood and tavcont surfaces of
the system, thereby destroying the
foundations of the disease, and giving
the patient strength by building up tho
constitution and assisting nature in do
ing its work. The proprietors have so
much faith lr its curative powers, .that
they offer onj Hundred Dollars for any
case that it fails to cure. Send for list
Address. F. J. Chamsy. A Co.,
Sold by all Druggists, 75 cents.
Hall's Family pills are the best.
The Board of Directors of the 2nd
Southern Oregon District Agricultural
Society will meet at F. G. Micelli's of
fice in Roseburg on Monday, the 4lh
day of May, IW3, at 1 o'clock p. m., for
tho purpose of electing ollicera for the
nsning year, and transacting any other
business that may come before the
F. A. M-Call, Secretary.
Fo Sale. One good sewing machine
for $10.00. Will take wood or hay. Box
20, Roseburg. No2Gtf.
NOTICE TO TAXPAYmrS.
Tha ta rolls tef !W3 kawe beea
plated ia my band for eoHectien and on
Meeday , March 1, 19, at o'elcxk,
ra., I will cwtteiHiw rev hrrett.
E. ,. fAnw,
fhortfl ad far collector for IVotiUs
PAIJT rkfesca the ray to?
Cf the wart. '
It hs3 readied, that posi
tion because c4 na creat .
worth and it wO stay tSerai. .
No other paiat does good
work so wtll ead so eco-Dotr.-rillT.
N ether pint
las gained sich pnpilinty.
'Ccior cards oa application.'-
If you intend to paint your bouse see
Churchill Q Voolley,
Agents for S. - W. P viat.
agency S liil.Il.LiV ILlLriLliaiatl t
BRA7.1XO - . LATHK WORK
HARRY E. niLLER.
fll Oak E-, f'p. OmfchiU & 'oeSry'a
I am prepared to buy Mohair in largo
or small lots. Will pay tho highest cash
price axording to quality for It.. Will
be in Cakland every Friday, and every
Saturday will he in Roseburg, head
quarters at V. R. Buckingham's grocery.
Address L. A. Marstkrs,
tf-in24 Cleveland, Oregon.
Horse For Sals.
I have a good work horsa ? years old
for sale, cheap. Inquire of F. F, Ball,
at Deer Creek Dam, near Roseburg. tf.
E. A. KRL'SE, Proprietor.
Breeder ol B. P. POCKS. S. C. BROWN
LGQHORNS, fl. B. TURKEYS, TOU
LOUE GEESE, PEK1N DUCKS. AND
THE FlNOrr SCOTH COL'uIESTHERQ
Chicken Eggs, $i 50. per Settlnz, twa
Have bred Poultry for 12 years, and have won
many prizes. E. A. KRUSE,