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business. Poor printing ro-
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sons britiRS yon yonr share, and also
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Published on Tuesdays and Thursdays Established 1868.
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, JUNE 16. 1903.
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F. W. BENSON,
Douglas County Bank,
Capital Stock, $50,000.00.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
F. W. RKNSON, 11. A. BOOTH J. 11. ltOOTH, J.T. lilUlKiKS
J.F KKLLY, A. C. MARSI'KRS K, U MII.LKR.
A general banking business tranacted, anil customers Riven every
accommodation consistent with safe and conservative banking.
Kg Hank open from nine to twelve and Irom ono to three. )
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Buy one of those fine
.Morris Chairs we are show
ing and comfort and satis
faction is sure. Also a splen
did line of Rockers.
Full line of Couches and
Lounges that are up-to-date.
i B. W. STRONG
S If ' !
ir The Furniture Man
MO DPI AMC,' fOR riNt CONfcCTIONERY
INUK1 i AIM and ICE CREAM PARLORS
Fruits, Candies, Cakes, Pies, 1
Doughnuts and Fresh Bread Daily
IP Portland Journal Agency.
Have You Seen
The Wash Goods, in all Colors and
Prices, at WOLLENBERG BROS.'?
Also that swell line of Wash Suits, Chil
dren's Dresses in all ages. The style is
correct and patterns new.
In all the new styles and shapes. We are
agents for the famous Kabo Corset. ,
This Store will close every evening al 6
o'clock, except Saturday.
WOLLENBERG BROS., Phone 801.
MeCormick SS-M?al kes.-
RaGfe e buggies, Hacks and Road Wagons, all
''R?l'in- Casfc Steel "and democrat Wagons, all
fjr,M sizes. See them at
ROSEBURG, - OREGON
IKLATERITE ia Mlnoral Rubber ;
. VOU MAV INTEND HU 1 1.111X0
or fill a It ncccHHtiry to UEP1.ACE A WORN-OUT ROOF
Takes the place of shingles, tin. Iron, tar and cmvel and all prepared rooOns. For flat and
alcrarface. gutters, Ttt y, etc. Tmj to lay. Tempered f.,ralle Imates. Kcasonalilc IncSSt
Bold en merit. Guaranteed. Ii will pay to as,lc lor prices and infornidtion. '-'lDU""u"- ,u lo"-
A GREAT COflPANY
The New-York X.tre
Kllts--eveti yearn old.
AhscIh over 9290,000,000.
JIneuniejn 1901 over$;o,ooo,ooo
et Iii5ur.irJce lu force over 9165,
New lusarnuce pald'for la 1901
Faftl PolicyHoldcrs 111 1901,
W. J. aiooti, Aiceitt.
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Hendrick's Block, Opp. Depot krf
NORrtAN & Co. Pr H
LiVei1!, Feed and 0bIb Rallies
G. P.Uaksaed, Prop.
Saddle Horses. Single and
Double Rigs ai a I hours
Transient 5toc gven
very be' sa
Rates always reasonable
WordBhtor Suildins, I3 O li'XTi AX D
-INSURE IN THE-
INSURANCE AT COST.
Head Office!, McMlnnvillc, Oregon
Amt. of insurance in force, l 1 ,000,000.00
Net gain in one year, 2,028,787.00
Saving its members 1 yr., 80,691.60
Number separate risks; 22,3fl0
See A. J. Buchanan,
Roseburg, Oregon. Agt. for Douglas Co.
Four Hundred Persons Drowned One Hundred and
Twenty Bodioft Recovered.
Special to the Plaixoealer
Portland, Ore., June 15. Reports from Heppnor state
that a cloudburst occurred this morning and washed away
Four hundred persons were drowned and up to noon to
day one hundred and twenty bodies had been recovered.
Details Scant But Terrible.
jJutrsaiox, Ore., Juno 15. David Me-
Atee lias just conio out from Heppner
nnrt report that over 300 have been
drowned. Uu gives tlio following in-
cotnpletu list, which comprises only
tlicso whom he knows;
Thomas Howard and family.
Krug and family.
James Jones and family.
Family of C. A. Khea.
Mr. Cnrr's family.
Mrs. Charles Andrews and child.
Mrs. Robert Baird and children.
Wells, Senior, and family.
Tom Matlock's family.
Dr. Higg's child.
Bill Cohen and family.
Herbert Bartholomew's family.
W. M. Walton and family.
Ben Patterson, druggist, and wife.
George Noble and family.
Bob Hinds and family.
Mr. and Mrs Dawson.
Occupants of Heppner hotel.
Mr. C. A. Rhea is supposed to be in
Portland. Mr. Me A tee states that no
one who was in the Heppner hotel could
possibly escape. The family of Jim
Matlock is safe, and Tom Matlock,
whose family is lost, is alive.
Aeuxgtos, Or.,vIune 15. Messengers
arriving at noon confirm the estimate of
500 having lost their lives in the disas
ter. Up to the time of the departure of
the messengers 175 bodies had been
found lying along the streets. The
lirtion of the town is still covered by
water, and until the water recedes the
work of recovering the bodies will be
Hepi-nek, Or., via Echo, June 15.
Two-thirds of Heppner was swept away
yesterday afternoon by a terrible flood
Fully 350 people were drowned. The
A HIGH 5CHQ0L BUILDING.
Committee of Tax Payers Appointed to
Select Ground and Plans.
At a rousing meeting of tho tax payers
of this school district Monday afternoon,
J.G.FIook, J.W.Wright, H. Wollen-
berg, J. W. Hamilton, and J. C. Fuller-
ton were appointed a committee to in
spect and select suitable grounds, and to
ask architects to submit plans for a new
brick High School building for Roseburg
to cost 1 15,000 to f20,000. A special
school meeting is callnl for Monday,
July 13, 1003 for tho purpose of voting
a ejiecial school tax for the purpose of
building a fine brick building for the
There were only 16 tax payers present
at the meeting, but those present all
voiced the sentiment of a new High
School building to be built of brick.
B. W. Strong was elected dirccter for
the three years term to succeed himself,
and Mies Clara Dillard was re-elected
ATow all get together, hoop it up, and
make Itoseburg the center of Southern
Oregon. Attend the school meeting,
and btke.an interest in the education
of tho children of our town and county.
With good Echoolsand good -school
buildings, our city will become tho
center of interest of those wishing an
education. Remember the school meet
ing Monday June 13, 1003.
A Stiched up Heart.
A World cable from London says:
j Surgeon Fqrnivall successfully
sticbod a wound iu a tnan'a heart
this week in u Jjondou hospital.
John Long, a laborer, way stabbed
through the heart in a saloon row
and immediately after he was
brought in Dr. Furnirall decided to
make an effort to got at the contor
of the wound. Long had lost a deal
of blood, bnt bis life was saved iu
first mstanco by tho blood becom
ing congealed bud closing the
The surgeon bad to temporarily
displace (he breast cartilage, the
ribs nd tho lungs. At first he
thought tho heart itself would have
to bo removed, bnt pn washing away
I no blood clots and raising it a little
the puncture was found. With art
ery forcopa ho gripped the damag
ed part, and first with catgut, then
with silk, sewed the small wound np
the knife had made.
Almost immediately thore was an
improvement of the pulse, snd after
seventy minnteb Long was wheeled
out of the operating theater to a
bed, where he has continued to im
prove.' A bimilar case was successfully
treated in the sauio hospital two
weather is hot today and wo cannot Se
cure the bodies of the dead on account
of debris ami lack of workmen. Tho
business portion of tho town is left with
small damage. We need outside help to
bury tho dead and clear the wreckage.
This message is sent via Echo, where
you can answer it, at once. Tho mes
sage will wait. Hasten in sending help.
Heppner is the county seat of Morrow
county. Both town and county are new
and growing. The population of the
town was tou in ivic : ami mere were
five churches, a public school employing
eight teachers, two live newspapers, tho
Gazette and Times. It had splendid
water-works and electric light systems ;
a National bank carrjing f 500,000 of de
posits ; two hotels, one of them costinc
$40,000; two restaurants, four whole
sale and retail general merchandise
houses, three grocery stores, three drug
stores, one hardware store, two furni
ture stores, one agricultural implement
house, two saddlery and two jewelry
stores, four blacksmith hos, three
livery stables, a planjng-mill, two large
grain and wool warehouses, a cold
storage plant and seven aloons. It had
a tlouring-mill that operated day and
night, with a capacity of "5 barrels of
high-grade flour a day.
The Heppner Mining Company is de
veloping the Mayflower group of mines,
in the Snsanville district, with the fine
gold piospects. The surrounding coun
try, though as yet thinly settled, ia rich
in all agricultural and pastoral resources.
With a total population of but 4151,
the country last year produced 1,000,000
bushels of wheat, worth f 150,000, or
more than f 100 apiece for every man,
woman and child in its limits. The
great prirc apple at the Chicago Exposi
tion grew on Rock Creek, in Morrow
county. Heppner handled 5 .500.000
pounds of wool last year, and was the
trading-point for large sections of Mor
row, Grant, Crook, Wheeler, Gilliam
and Malheur Counties. It was one of
the most prosperous towns in the North
west. Gardiner Gazette News.
Mrs. Johnnie Koontx, left for a
to California points last week.
Jim Grubbe, of Scottsburg was a bus
iness visitor in Gardiner lart week.
Miss Hcllen Fiske, of tho Perkins
Hotel is visiting friends in Florence this
The Juno made a special trip to Scotls
bnrg with a load of commercial men last
Mrs. N. J. Cornwall and children ar
rived in this city from Oakland Cal. last
Wm. Koepke, of Smith River trans
acted business in Gardiner the first of
Gardiner was a warm town last Sat
urday week, when the Uiermoncter re
gistered 101 in the shade. '
Tho series of meetings which hae
lasted four weeks at the M. E. Church
here closed last Sunday.
Johnnie Johnson, of Smith River, who
has been in Portland the past week or bo
ro'urned on tho Monday's doat.
Tho steamer Eva, is on tio mud flat
for repairs this week, and tho Jnno has
her place on tho Scottsburg run. ,
Johnnie Moore who has been working
in tho Sherrett logging camp on the
Umpqua, is once more a city lad.
A. B. Grubbe and sister, Miss Grace
Grubbe, of Oakland have been spending
a few days in the city by tho sea this
Miss Pearl Delaunay who is teaching
school nt Long Prairie near Scottsburg
was n vibiter in tho white city last Sat
urday and Sunday.
Miss Belle Wade tho postmistress of
this city, who has been spending a few
weeks in Oakland and San Francisco,
returned last Tuesday.
W. W. Ridehalgh, of Astoria, who has
been looking after Mr. Elmore's interest
in the canning business at Florenco and
this place, returned homo by way 6i
Coos Bay last Monday, week.
Johnnie and Frank Cassidy, who have
been in San Francisco where tho latter
has been undergoing medical treatment
for paralysis during tho past month, re
turned on this trip .of the Alliance
Will Operate in Douglas.
Eugene, Juno 15. The Ridge
Placer Mining Company of Eugene,
has filed articles of incorporation,
wiJh Julius Goldsmith, D. E. Rice,
two well known Entrono residents,
and Phillip Starr as incorporators
The principal otiico and place of
bnsinoss is Eugene-
Tho company will operate in the vi
cinity of Myrtle Creek, Douglas
county, whero it has control of some
very valuaplo properties.
Plenty af Eastern capital is bo
bind the company, which expects to
commence activo operations in the!
Tho American Vaudeville Theatre is one of tho main attractions connected with
tho Southern Carnival. This attraction has tho vory highest recommendations
from press and public in every city in which the company has appeared, con
sisting as it does of tho best and highest-priced vaudovillo acta that can be pro-
cured, such as Dello and La Monte in novelty musical acta, the Collins trio in
now classical and sentimental songs, Bryce and Vendome in characters and mono
logues and the celebrated La Porte Sisters in one of the best sister acts before the
public today. The costumes and electrical effects are the finest that can be offered
to any public. The performance lasts 25 minutes and this show is always found
to be headquarters for tho ladies and children, wherever they appear. Don't fail
to pay it a visit.
Myrtle Creek Mall News.
A. C. Sherman is still ill at his home.
J. N. Shiria, a brother of N. E. Shiria
arrived here about a week ago from
May Bartle was called home Tuesday
on account of the illness of her mother,
I. N. Hamilton was in from the ranch
Monday. He reported Mrs. H. as
being quite well again.
Ben Hunsaker, the popular hardware
dealer, was kept at home part of the
week on account of sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Russell, who have
been bring at the Overland, have left
for Los Anseles to be gone a short time.
I.JN. Humphreys has had the plane
ing mill at work getting out material for
the wloon building and P. T. McGee.
C. W. Rice has qnit section work. He
and Phil are going to spend a couple of
weeks prospecting up in tbt mining
Mrs. G. A. Crews was a passenger on
Sunday's train going north to Palonso,
Washington, to rttend the funeral of
The town school closes next week, and
then Mr. and Mrs. Dunham and Mrs.
Randall will go to the mountains tor a
N. E. Units brother of our competent
and obliging U. S. Commissioner at
Riddle, was in town part of the week
looking up business.
Miss Grace Naghel, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed. T. Naghcl of the Over
land, left on Tuesday evening's train
for a few months visit to relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Wiley, of Port
land, are here on a few day's visit with
relatives and friends. John used to
live here with his uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Jeff Wiley. This in Mrs.
Wiley's first visit here.
Garfield Buell assisted in setting up
and putting together new furniture in
A. Fcnton's store this week. Mr. Fen
ton is again able to be around some.
During his enforced absence from the
store, the business has been very
capably taken care of by Mrs. Gertrude
Myrtle Creek will eclcbrato the glori
ous Fourth of July. At an enthusiastic
meeting of a number of tho business
ladies and gentleman of the town held
in Weaver's Hall Monday evening, com
mittees were appointed to arrango for
the celebration. Tho meeting was pre
sided over by Ed. Naghel who made a
short business like address on the object
of the meeting, and the necccssity of tho
committees to bo appointed working
hard for the success of the affair. The
several committees appointed are:
Finance: B. M. Armitago, GusLane, H.
W. Miller, Willard Willis and J. A.
Rico. Decoration: Mrs. W. B. Drake,
Mrs. 0. J. Richey, Mrs. N. Selig, Mrs.
H. M. Armitago, Mrs. A. C. Sherman,
Mfss.Byrd Ivice.nnd Miss Adcllo Mulkoy.
Amusement: Ed. Naghcl, Phil Rico
II. M. Oatman, Gua Lane and S. W.
Bayless. W. B Drako was elected
marshal of tho day and it was agreed
to engage Attorney Leavengood to make
the patriotic nddresa. A voting contest
will decide who shall be the Goddess of
Liberty. Ed. Naghel was appointed
permanentchairman. of all committees.
At Greenville, Texas, on Saturday,
tho grand jury returned an indictment
against Williams, tho ncgo who entered
tho Bishop homo, near Commerce, last
Thursday night, with tho attempt to as
sault Mrs. Bishop. Williams was then
taken into the district court, Judge
Montroo, presiding, and on his plea of
guilty was sentenced to ninety-nine
years in tho penitentiary.
Herr Cries, a Democratic member of
the Reichstag, in a speech in Bremen
last Friday declared that Gcrmnny'a
official dcclaimers of designs on territory
iu South Brazil nro pufuly diplomatic.
"Happily, tho Brazilian schemo suc
ceeds slowly, and many years will elapse
before tho kaiser can realizo Ids long-
cherished bono of interfering down tlioro
on tho prctoxt of protecting German in-
At Walla Walk several cases ot con
test homesteads have come np for re
view at that land otBce ; and from a
news dispatch from that town regarding
the matter, we pleam the following:
A derision of interest to hundreds of
city homesteads who are trying to reside
In the towns of Oregon and Washington
where they have some business, and at
the same time prove up on homesteads
in the new districts, was received at the
Wall Walla district land office yester
day from the department of the interior.
The general application of the text
would mean a repetition of the story
now oft being told that to successfully
hold a claim, a man must make continu
ous residence. It aiso practically means
that a newcomer can successfully con
test any of the thousands of homesteads
being held by men not actually residing
on them, but who are making a show of
compliance with the letter of the law.
The specific case before the depart
ment was tltat of Samuel Covert, of
Ritzville, Wash., whose homestead in
3J-14-31, Franklin county, was contest
ed by D. Mordhorst, of Ccnnell. Mord
horst testified at the first contest bear
ing before a Franklin county I. S- Land
commissioner tlut his interpretation of
the homestead Uw was tliat all a man
had to do was visit bis claim once in
six months. However, ho lad made
visits somewhat more frequenUy, had
thrown up a 10x14 shack of rude boards
without stovepipe or chimney and had
made some show, of cultivation. Ho
lost before the land office here, and ap
pealed to the department has lost again.
Tho departojent is specific in showing
that a mau cannot hold a claim under
the present regulations and their style
of enforcement without proving an
actual, continuous residence.
Tho feature of the land office business
at present ia the great number "of con
tests being filed daily, and the city
man's chance of proving up arc slimmer
and slimmer cverv dav.
Build Up Your Own Dairy.
The farmer who keeps cows to produce
milk or butter needs a dairy cow. If
beef is tho object in view he wants an
entirely different cow. It is impossible
for him to produce both successfully and
with profit from the same animal.
Often I have this question asked me
by our patrons : "Where can I get cows
giving a large quantity of rich milk?"
There are two ways of getting such
animals one by purchasing, the other
by growing them yonrself. A man start
ing out to buy high-class dairy cattlo
will soon learn that the man who under
stands his business is not selling his
best cows until their days of usefulness
Whenu man offers to sell a cow that
promises to be a good milker for any
reasonable price, tho buyer is apt to dis
cover after ho purchases her that he be
lies her looks, and that alio has some
secret fault which will show itself later
Dairymen who are excellent judges of
cowb will eometimes get hold of first-
class animals, but as a rule they will
buy them from men not acquainted with
their business, and with whom the pos
session of a cow of this kind is accident.
Evan then, only a few of thoso cows will
conic up to his requirements, or give
anything like tbo satisfaction of those
ho might raise himself, and I think that
when ho counts tho time and nionry
that ho spends in this way, he will como
to the conclusion that tho best way for
tho dairy farmer to improve the quality
of tho herd is by raising his own stock.
It docs not take so many years to grow
up a herd in this way as ono might sup
pose in raising n noru lumseil tnore aro
several advantages to bo derived, tho
principal ono of which is that ho is able
to control tho breeding. Milking quali
ties nro heriditury, and tho heifer whose
giro's dam and grandam nro good milk
ors will bo a good milker also.
In raising calves for tho dairv alwavs
feed for irilk instead of beef, and tho
nouer uuenucu lor tno itatry should not
havo tho sumo treatment in feeding ns
tho heitor intended for calf production
oniy. me aairy cow is better ns a lean
animal than as a fat ono. and she should
ho kept during her youth in such a way
mat alio win not lay tno product ot nor
food on her ribs, but put it in the pail.
FL W- PENN,
(Lately with tho government geographical and geological survey of Brazil,
United States Deputy Mineral Surveyor.
OfllccoverPostoflico. nOSEBOlO, OHEGOtf. Correspondence solicited
vo 3 A y i
Commencing with Monday, January 20. '02, we will charge 17.50 for
thtsLire from Drain to Ja B ty. Baggage allowance with each foil fare
50 rounds. Travelling men are allowed 75 pounds baggage when they
h ive 300 pound i 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
(Successor to W. L. Cobb, Mrs. fBoyd'a old stand)
...Sole Agents lor...
J. M. Weatherby
Roseburg Real Estate Co.
Farm and Timber Land Bought and Sold
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents. Timber
Estimates a Specialty. List yonr proper
t3' with us.
A. C. MRSTERS & CO.
We Want Yonr Patronage
and as an inducement we offer TJ.' S. P.
Standard Drugs, Fresh Patent Medicines,
High Grade Perfumes, Soaps, Toilet Arti
cles, and Specialties
If ycu buy a Hack or a Buggy before you lookjovex
that stock of Jno. Deere Buggies in our ware house.
Price and quality that will astonish you. Come
quick and get your pick
Churchill $ Woolley,
agency I BICYCLE REPAIRING
9 mm rs
lllamhior 8 brazing
Located on Ssuthern Pacific Railroad
in Douelas County Oregon
Ths Waters CUKE runty Per cent of cases of CoatfpatfM. Rteiaa&a
Catarrh, Stomach, Kidnsy aad Lifer TratWes.
Post-office, Express and Public Telephone on tho promises. From 10 per week
up, including hatha. Trains stop in front of Hotel.
One Gallon of these Waters Contains
Potassium Chloride - 54G.00 gr Magnesinm Chloride .10 gr
Potassium Bromide - .57 gr Calcium Chloride - - 1436.90 gr
Potassium Iodido - - .53 gr Calcium Car bona tee - - .19 gr
Sodium Chloride - 211.00 gr
CAP. BEN D. BOSWELL, Proprietor.
1 ACJe ROUTE
3. Tin Sawyers
Proprietor, Drain, Oregon
Extend a cordial invitation
to the public and the many
friends of the old firm to c$ll
and examine their new line
of Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries, Queensware, !tc.
Bring Us Your
Butter, Chickees, Eggs.
D. L. Sfartia
Agents for S. - W. Paint.
HARRY E. fllLLER,
7ll Oak St., Opp. Churchill & WeeHey's