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TWICE A WEEK
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, ORKGON, MONDAY, JULY 27, 1903.
AT OLALLA SEPTEMBER
2, 3 AND 4.
EVERY CITIZEN OF DOUGLAS
COUNTY SHOULD ATTEND
County Treasurer Dimmick has re
ceived a letter from J. A. Byron, sec
retary of the executive committee of
the Olalla Pioneer Reunion Encamp
ment notifying him that he, in con
nection with Harry McClallen, Mrs.
W. H. Jamieson ,and Mrs. H. C. Stan
ton, has been appointed a committee
in Roseburg to solicit funds to make
the reunion encampment at Olalla on
September 2, 3 and 4 a grand suc
cess. The Plaixdealer learns that sim
ilar committees have been appointed
in every community with the same
object in view, as it is the intention
ofthe management to make this re
union the grandest and most success
ful event in the history of Douglas
There will be public speakers of
renown and visitors from all parts of
the state; and as there has not been
a general gathering of the old set
tlers and new comers in this county
lor months past, it is proposed to
make a regular gala day time wherein
the old will welcome the new settlers
.and extend to them the glad hand.
Every arrangement will be made
.for Jcamping on the grounds and
when there is no public speaking the
time will be devoted to getting ac
quainted and having a right royal
The Roseburg committee will wait
on our citizens some time this week
and ask for contributions to the gen
eral fund and it is to be hoped that
the total amount subscribed will be
large and liberal. The fact that the
encampment is to be held on the In
dian battle field so full of momentous
memories to all of the old settlers
should cause a general desire to at
tend the meeting of which further
notice will be given from time to
WHO STOLE ST. PETER'S RING?
Last Saturday before the body of
the pope was laid away to rest and
when the cardinals in attendance
went to take off St Peter's ring from
the hand of the corpse, it was found
that somebody had stolen the ring.
It is stated that this ring, which the
devout claim was worn by St. Peter
and by him transmitted down through
the popes of Rome, has been lost,
strayed or Btolen many times before.
The last time it was found the finder
received $3 for the priceless gem
This was about four years ago.
Race War In Illinois.
Danville, Illinois, on Saturday
night a race war broke out. While a
mob of 600 men was on its way to the
county jail to lynch James Wilson, a
Bloomington negro, who had confessed
to assaulting Mrs. Thomas Burgess, wife
of a farmer, an unknown negro shot and
killed Henry Gatterman, white, a mem
ber of the mob. The murderous negro,
a refugee from Evansville, Ind., by the
name of J. W. Mayfield, was later taken
from the city jail and lynched by the
mob, and three other negroes who at
tacked the white were beaten badley.
The mob finally resumed its march to
the county jail, determined to lynch
Wilson. When the mob reached the
jail, it was tired upon by the Sheriff.
Xine persons were wounded and the
Mayfield met his fate while the mob
was on the way to lynch Wilson. The
angry throng was passing down East
Main street when the negro became ii -volved
in an altercation with some of its
members. They started after him, and
he drew a revolver, firing into t !. crowd.
Henry Uetternian, a young banner, fell
mortally wounded and expire . within a
few minutes. The negro tied, but was
caught by officers wii hiu a block of tlie
scene, and hurried to the police station
with the mob in hot pursuit, temporarily
diverted from their march to the county
jail. The officers, with their prisoner,
took refuge in the city building, bar
ricading themselves behind the doors of
one of the offices. They could not check
the mob, however, for it secured a long
pole and battered down a section of the
wall and the door, both of which were
On account of the overwhelming num
bers of the mob, it was useless for the
officers to resist. The negro was seized
and rushed to the spot where be had
shot down Getterman. It was the work
of an instant to throw a rope around his
neck and swing 1dm up to a telephone
pole. After his Hie had been slowly
strangled out, he was left hanging
while the mob proceeded to the county
After going a short distance, however,
the mob changed its mind, faced about,
and returning to the scene of the lynch
ing, cut Mayflower's body down. They
rushed it to the principal square, built a
bonfire, and hacking the body to pieces
with knives, pitched it in the mids. of
the flames. For a while they watched
it burn, and then coming to a realization
of their first mission to lynch Wilson,
they once more resumed their march to
the county jail.
The Sheriff and his deputies had ex
pected an attact and were prepared.
The Sheriff refused them admission and
threatened to shoot if the mob commit
ted an over act. The mob, now worked
up to an intense state of excitement, be-
I came frenzied in its determination to
reach Wilton, and in its fury threatened
to lynch the Sheriff, his deputies and a
negro turkey. Finally they cliarged the
jail, and the Sheriff and his deputies
fired, wounding three members of tne
mob, one fatally. The mob, being re
pulsed, sent to an adjoining mining
camp for dynamite, and threatened to
again attack the jail when it arrived.
Murder Near flarshfleld.
A dispatch from Marshfield on Satur
day evening says: Henry Keller, of
Langlois, today killed his wife, nee Ap
pleby, and then shot himself. Keller
was extremely jealous of his wife and 1
suspected undue intimacy between her
and a young men named Adolphson.
This morning he started out after
Adolphson, armed with a revolver, but
being unable to find him, Keller went
home, where he committed the terrible
deed. Two children, small boys, sur
vive the couple.
Keller was of a retiring disposition
and kind to his family and his friends
can only attribute the crime to a state
of mind bordering on insanity.
The citizens of Parker, almost to
a man, are protesting against the
commutation of the hanging sentence 1
of W. P. Peacock, the cold blooded
murderer of Alexander H. Kerr. The
plan is to have the sentence com
muted to life imprisonment and then
prove that Peacock was insane when
he committed the deed and has been
insane ever since. This is a plan to
cheat the gallows and turn a mur
derer loose. A pile of cash and
secret societies can work wonders in
Harrimau will fight Hill for the
possession 01 the Northern racihe
During the past two weeks over
fifty cases of highway robbery have
been reported in Portland. No ar
rests haYe been made.
FIFTY HOLDUPS IN THE
PAST TWO WEEKS.
TALK OF ORGANIZING A VIGI -
LANCE COMMITTEE TO
RID THE CITY.
j a pleaent social time was had with
j friends of the order. Refreshments
j were served. The new Woodmen of-
At Portland the city k overrun by j ficers are : S. II. Pratt, C. C.;.M. B.
thugs and thieves; and if reports arejSmitn A- L-: T- A- Lane, escort; G.
true regarding citizens appealing tojT-LedKL'rwood' watchman- J' Brown'
, , . . . . sentry: . V. Hurst, manaeer. The
the police and being refused assist- j Cira nvw otWs M'e & AnaI
ance to capture the scoundrels, the , G. ; Rosa Pratt, advisor; May Smith,
police force is standing in with such ' manager, Hattie Sherman, attendant;
outrageous proceedings. When for c- White, musician; George fras-k,
anv canse the law of thi lnnd nnnt
be enforced, and practically there is i '
no law, the people not having law are j W,LL N0T CHANGE RAT ES IN ORE
a law unto themselves and when they 1 G0N'
organize vigilance committees and!
capture burglars, murderers and their ' A" ' U' w SuPrcmc Lodse H a
, i . , Deficit of SI, OOO.OOO.
supporters and the people try the;
prisoners before new courts and exe-: . , ,
ia , . f , , , At the grand lodge of the A. 0. U. W.
cute the men law is enforced accord- he!tl5n PonJand week ater much
mg to the claims put forth by promi-1 debate, the general impression is that
nent Portlanders. We can expect at there will be no change made in Oregon
any time to hear of Portland citizens jurisdiction at this time. Oregou as a
rising in mass and hanging a number
oi ine iavoreu ana protected crim
. r a i r i .
inals and driving out several hundred
more. Since the State of Washing-
ton has shut her doors to the vicious
element, the northern part of Oregon
t. 1 r ,
uccu uicuuu uy an army ui ae.5 -
yciuic tuuracters. 1 ae eniorcemem
j 01 laws m favor of a hicher civiliza -
tion has been a blessimr to Washing-1
ton but a curse to Oregon. What t
Portland needs is a few. bundles of I
tnree-quaner incn rope ana men with
patriotism who know how to use it.
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My rue ireeK mail ivews.
The oil well people were hung up for
j several days while th steel drill stem
1 that had been broken was undergoing
repairs. Everything was fixed so that
drilling began again Monday. The well
is down about GOO feet.
Harry Rice is in from his rich mining
proporty anil says the showing is im
proving right along. Harry's friends
liau to take a close squint at him to
recognize him, as he was wearing his I
whiskere a la Sanders
Rev. and Mrs. Cotton are spending
the week with their friends Mr. and
Mrs. Muer over in Elk Creek valley.
Sam Baylesa and family, Phillip
Rice and Rev. Bennett are out in the
mountains for a little sport and recrea
tion. Uncle John Weaver and family re
turned Monday from a week's outing at
their place on Weaver and South Myrtle
W. V. Hurst has his threshing
machine at work out on Ed. Weaver's
farm. Grain io turning Out verv cood
considering the seaeon
f. P. Hermann, brother of Concress
man-elect Hermann, is in town taking
orders for having photos developed on
the new and popular celluloid process.
Mrs. James Bailey and childien are
down from the ranch for a short time
while Mrs. Bailey receives medical aid.
They are out at Mr. and Mrs. Jeff
Charley Rice acted as salesman in the
hardware store during Merchant Hun
Baker's absence in Portland. Mr. Rice
expects to leave for Portland next week,
although the family will not go down for
a few weeks yet.
Mrs. McCormiek arrived from Rose
burg yesterday and proceeded up to the
Yellow Jewell mine, where her husband
Mrs. Maud Glover, of Glenbrook
Farm, visited friends here this week.
Mrs. A. Fenton returned home with he
for a few week's visit.
Pearl Hall, a daughter of Mrs. Johi
Hall, is here on a month's visit to he
people and old friends. She has beei
teaching in the city schools at Lakeview ,
and expects to be eneaged in the sanu
position the coming year. Dr. Hall, i.
brother who is also located at Lakeview,
will soon be here on a short visit.
George H. Pitta was in town this week
the first time since their accident, and
his friends were glad to greet him once
' more. Mrs. Trepagen has had her arm
I reset and is getting along nicelv.
j The local order of woodmen of the
worm ana w omen ot w ooJcralt held a
joint installation meeting Thursday
evening in Odd Fellows' hall. After the
regular work of election of new officers
-Maua lllls, l. b.
' f a11 "sht' :he deficit caused
other states. Oregon's apportion
ment of the deficit is f 10,000 which will
', be raised bv
a few extra assessments.
The older members who have their
I assessments raised will not have to pay
! . uca ,oncer anu 11 amonnt 10 "e
,n consKierauon 01 tne vaine ot tlieir
, The election held last week in Port-
, and resulted as follows :
Grand master workman George II
Durham, of Portland.
Grand foreman F. Bercbtokl, of Cor-
overseer W. J. Clarke, of
recorder Newton Clark, of
receiver R. L. Durham, of
Grand inside watchman W.
ner, of Albany.
Grand outside watchman
Roake, of Oregon City.
Grand trustee F. L. Cown, of Grants
Representatives to the supreme lodge
D. Dolis Cohen, Ralph Feeney and
DEGREE OF HONOR ELECTS .
The new officer? dieted by the grand
lodge, Degree of Honor, last, Friday
Grand chief of honor Mis. Addie
Grand lady of honor Mrs. Sarah
Grand chief of ceremonies Mrs. Hat
ic McCormiek, Marshlfield.
Grand usher Mrs. Hattie Mooney,
Grand inside watch Mrs. Harriet
Grand outer watch Mrs. Mattte
Grand recorder Mrs. Ollie Stephens,
Grand receiver Mrs. Mary Randall,
Representatives to superior Iodgi
irs. Laura A. Smith, Baker City; Mil J
Ollie Stephens and Mrs. Margaret Her
rin, of Portland.
Q. A. R. fleeting.
The National Encampment of the G.
A. R. will meet in San Francisco, Aug
17 to 22 and for this occasion the railroads
have issued round trip excursion rates
from every city in the United States.
The time of sale commences August 1
and the final limit is October 15. Dur
ing this period the holder of any such
ticket will bo allowed to purchase ex
cursion rate tickets to any point reached
by the Southern Pacific lines in California.
TWELVE NUNS NOW IN A
THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT DE
MANDS ENTIRE CONTROL OF
The Portland Telegram of last Sat
"Exiled fromliome, driven fromFranco
by the government that would not allow
them to teach the principles and doc
trines they love, 12 sisters of the Cath
olic church are now in Portland, where
they will maketheirfulurebome. Tbey
arrived here yesterday from South
Bend, Ind., accompanied by Father
Quinlin, of the Columbia University,
who went there to escort them to Port
land. Some months ago the French govern
ment made it a criminal offense to teach
Catholicism in that republic, and as a
consequence these sisters, in company
with hundreds of others all over th
country, were forced to leave their na
tive homes and seek a place in foreign
countries where they could teach in
peace. They were scattered into every
section of the world where the Catholic
religion is known, and it fell to th lot
of theso 12 to traverse the broad Atlantic
and the great American continent to
take up a home on the .other side of tm)
About three weekslago they arrived in,
South Bend, Ind., and there rested for
their trip across the American desert.
Their trip across the ocean and to U10
Pacific Coast was uneventful. Xo inci
dents happened to mar the pleasure of.
the trip, but after all there was 110 pleas
ure to them, driven from home and father
land, other than that they were going to
teach principles they cherished.
Those who come to Portland are
Sisters Therdune, StUrein, Mary Adene
Ubalb, Mary Adrainne, Mary Julie,
Constance, Annine, Denise, Albertiae,
Markine, and Gilbcrte. They all speak
French and have no understanding of
the English language. They are now at
St. Mary's Academy and college, and
will remain here to teach in the Cath
olic schools of this citv. Thev are all
well educated, having devoted their Uvea,
The Telegram makes a mistake in.
the article. It is not "a criminal
offense to teach Catholicism in that
republic." It is a criminal offense to
teach Catholicism or any other reli
gion in the public schools. The vari
ous orders have been required to close
their schools until they would obey
the law of the country to allow a
public examination into the course of
study and to see that the buildings
were in a sanitary condition and all
necessary conveniences were provided.
The French republic has found out the
same as all progressive staple govern
ments have, that there cannot be a
dual government; and hence has pro
hibited the teaching of any religion in
1.1! 1.1 v . m
Puduc scnoois wnose nrst auty is
obedience to spiritual power instead
of the temporal power. The Tele
gram shows in the article either a
vast chunk of dense ignorance or
what is worse, prejudice and bias
against the French republic
In electing Editor Scott of the
Oregonian to the President of the
Lewis and Clark fair, the directors
made a good selection. We believe
that Mr. Scott will do his utmost to
make the fair a success with credit
to himself and honor to the State of