The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190?, July 27, 1903, Image 4

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Rose burg Piaindealer
Published Monday and Thursdays.
H.H. BROOKES, Editor.
MARY K. BROOKES. Proprietor
Entered at the Post Olfice in Roseburg,
Ore., as eecond class mail matter.
Advertising Rates on Application.
JULY '-7. 1903.
. During the past week President
Roosevelt has decided that the United
States government shall run the vari
ous departments instead of organized
labor unions. The case in point be
ing as follows: W. A. Miller a fore
man in the government book binder
Lad been expelled from the Binders'
Union and on the strength of his ex
pulsion he was retired from govern
ment employ without trial or even
hearing. An appeal was made to the
President and Miller was re-instated
in his position. The Allied Printing
Trades Unions in the government em
ploy met and a lot of hot heads want
ed to strike and declare a boycott,
"but cooler members prevailed and
they resolved not to antagonize the
government but to prefer charges
against Miller. The charges made
are immorality and they have been
referred to Secretary Cortelvou and
:PrMiV Pf
Tion. nat tne decision will be is
lard to tell, but one thing is clearly
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apparent and that is, the United
States must run the various depart
ments and all branches of the same
or turn the job completely and once
lor all over to the Labor Unions and
3et the Labor Unions run the govern
ment If a clash comes on between
the Labor Unions and the government
no man can accurately tell what t!.
result will be as a political questi-:;.
Sooner or later organized labor wi'i
.-attempt to control not only the gov
- eminent and every enterprise of pub
lic utility, but every business enter
prise which has to be carried on by
capitaL We may pooh, pooh, at the
strides being made by organized
labor but at the same time we see
that in nine cases out of ten where
labor and capital clashes that labor
wins the battle and in every battle
the man who is most hurt is not the
union laborer or the capitalist but
"the middle man who here-tc-fore has
acted as a bumper between the con
inding parties. Where the trouble
will-end no man can predict; but that
ffcere is a growing belief that capital
is the result of labor and therefore
united labor should control capital
and dictate the price of labor no man
can doubt. We read of vast trusts,
monopolies and combines but the
greatest of all is organized labor for
it can make or break any legitimate
business enterprise in the United
The public had better inquire fully
into the present scheme before they
are parted from their filthy lucre
The Plaixdealer was offered for
publication an "high falutin" article
regarding a scheme but declined to
publish the same except as an adver
tisement at regular rates, and as the
combination failed to produce enough
cash or credit to pay for the wind to
toot its own horn, the same was not
tooted. The whole affair seems to be
a jam-jam democratic scheme to col
lect funds to keep a democratic log
roller at Washington. So far as the
present status ot tne organization is
concerned it does not seem able to
fill up on sky blue milk of heaven's
own ozone hue; but, well, but Oregon
has the best climate on the face of
; the earth for budding or grafting
. and without doubt if the gentlemen
will stick to the scheme they may be
able to gather a crop of democratic
ram's wool from the thorn patch but
there is not a single republican lamb
in Oregon that has not imbibed com
mon political sense enough to know
whether the wax has been properiy
applied to the graft.
Which met at Portland last week
failed to raise the death assessment
rate. During the past year the death
assessments have failed to realize
enough money by about $1,000,000
to settle the claims and it is stated
that by the end of this year the
deficit at the present rate will amount
to $2,000,000. It is stated that the
total membership amounts to 500,000
of whom over one-half are old mem
bers and that the death list is swell
ing every month and that not enough
young and vigorous members are
joining the organization to keep
down extra assessments. It has been
proposed to double up on the assess
ments of the old members to make
their death risks more equal to the
young members who are now joining
the order. The trouble seems to be
that not half enough members are
initiated to keep down the assess
ments. Twenty-five or thirty years
ago, when the order was organized
there were few deaths because all
were comparatively healthy and
strong men but now that a possible
and more truly speaking a j robabte
death list of from 8,000 t. 10,000
yearly, the assessments on Xw living
members must be three an-j fourfold.
The order being practically at a
standstill it is only a question of
time before it goes the wa of all the
works of men. There beir. no en
dowment or guarantee fund and no
actual increase in membership the
time will come even though every
member remains a paying member to
the end of life that the heirs of the
last member will inherit an empty
promise. There is no way under the
sun whereby a fraternal association
can pay to the end of the member
ship the full amount of the life in
surance except there be set aside an
endowment or guarantee fund, or a
membership which will increase year
ly at least 5 per cent until Doomsday.
Twenty or more years ago the writer
was a member of the organization
and he then argued that a endowment
fund on the scaling process accord
ing to tne time the deceased mem
bers had paid their assessments
should be established. This fund, or
hold back from the insurance paid
was to be from oO per cent down ac
cording to the age of the insurance,
and the fund to be invested for the
benefit of the order and in this way
and this onlv could the heirs or
friends of a dead membership be made
to bear a just guarantee for the pay
ment of the claims of the old mem
bers who remained faithful unto
death. It is to be sincerely hoped
that the order will be enabled by
some means or other to tide over the
present difficulty without doubling or
trebling the assessment rates of the
old members who, from this time on,
will pass away at a rapid rate. If
this is not done there will be a great
falling off of the old membership ex
cept those who are in a precarious
condition and their friends will con
tinue their membership, if they are
not able themselves, unto the time
when all good Workmen lay down
their tools for eternal rest. Frater
nal insurance can only be run suc-
sessfully on the endless letter chain
principle or on the mutual guarantee
fund plan.
Last Friday the Russian official
piano at Portland played a remarka
ble war dance for the benefit of this
country and to strike terror into the
heart of poor little Japan. The piano
owned up frankly that Russia never
intended nor would it ever surrender
to China the territory of- Manchuria,
and it blustered like a high heeled
galoot at an Arizona greaser gab
fest. The piano in the article prac
tically admitted that Russia was a
diplomatic falsifier and that no de
pendance could be placed in anything
it has said or done and finally threw
down the gage of battle to Japan and
England. The Plaindealer will not
be surprised if that piano should play
a tune or two at Port Arthur and
issue an edition from Siberia on the
pacification of the exiles.
This morning one of the olfice force
picked up from the office doorstep a
a typewritten communication which
had evidently been placed there a few
monents before. The office was open
at the time and the editor was at his
desk. The communication is a chal
lenge by a friend or supporter of the
Roman Catholic church to the Rev
erend Mr. Soule, throwing down the
gauntlet for a theological discussion.
Now if there is anything on earth at
this time, that the great, moral and
religious newspaper of Douglas coun
ty would enjoy it is a good, lively dis
cussion of general interest; and our
only regret is that the communica
tion was not signed. Under no cir
cumstance will the Plaixdealer pub
lish any communication, to which the
author has notjjset his signature or
is known to the editor. This is not
for publication but for our own pro
tection and an evidence of good faith.
More Games Won.
If Roseburg: wins the next two gani.
she will tie Salem for the pennent.
Won Lost PC
Salem 15 S .052
Roseburg 13 9 .591
Eucene 11 11 .500
Albanv 6 17 .201
At Roseburg Roseburg, -1 ; Albany, 1.
At Salem Salem, 4 ; Eugene, 0.
At Roseburg Roseburg', 7; Albany.0.
At Salem Salem, 5; Eugene,!.
Sow that the regular scheduled games
of the league-are over and only the
postponed gases are left to be played,
excitement is at a fever heat.
If Roseburg wins her games with Eu
gene and Salem, she will be tred with
Salem for first plare. The tie will then
have to be played of which will likely
take place in either- Eugene or Albany ,
should such an event occur. Rosrburg
has an excellent chance yet for the pen
nant if the boys play ball like they bare
been playing the last four times.
With Engle and Kbstal to shoot the
sphere over the rubber and the rest
playing any where near their usual
hich standard the "Grays" will win.
In Saturday's game in the fifth inning
Albany made their only score. Coates-,
of Albany wasst third and started home,
the ball was thrown to- White who put
it on the runner but instead of sliding
home, Coats jumped arxl landed on
White's leg disabling him to such an
extent that he could not finish the game,
"Pap" Morrow finished the game be
hind the bat, Griffin went to first and
Parker to left field.
In Sundays game Parker played right
field and Engle first base.
Engle was star at first as was also
Newell at short. The batting of Mor
row, Bradley and Parker were features
of the game. In short the whole team
deserves credit for playing fast snappy
Religious Reading.
Some of the rulers of this world will
yet say "Worship the beast" or I'll kill
you, Rev. 13: 15.
The gospel message says, "If any man
worship the beast ho shall drink the
wine of the wrath of God," Rev. 14 : 0-1O.
Which will you do, please the beast and
get the wrath of God, or please God and
take the wrath of the beast?
The seven last plagues are the wrath
that is threatened, Rev. 15: 1, they are
described. Rev. 16:1-21. That will bo
the dreadful fate of those who enlorce re
ligion; while those who are true to GodJ
have the victory over tho beast, and
stand on the sea of glass, Rev. 15 : 2, 3
Aro you so thoroughly surrendered to
the Lord that he can keep you through
such ah ordeal?
Meeting at the tent as usual every
night, come over and study these iui
portant subjects for yourselves. S
Conrad Long, o Cleveland, was
town Saturday,
Flinch Party.
WJiat was without doubt the leading
social event that has taken placo among
the young people of Roseburg for some
time past, transpired at tlio home of
Miss Kate Fullerton on last Friday even
ing. The event in question was a Hindi
party given by Miss Veil Barker and
Miss Kate Fullerton, at the homu of
the latter young lady in West Roseburg.
The guests were met at the door Jby the
charming youne hostesses, where the
young men were given a leaf of some
tree or bush, while the young ladies
were gh-tm the name of a loaf written on
a slip ' paper. When the young gentle
man fuund the lady with the name cor
responding to his leaf the was his part
ner for the evening.
The house was beautifully decorated
with natures most beautiful vines and
flowers , the hall in wild clematis with
China lanterns in the rear; the parlor
in blue clematis; the sitting room in
sweet jKsas and ferns; the dining room
in lovely papagontier roses and aspara
gus. As has leen said, it was a Hindi party.
Flinch is a new game in Roseburg, and
to say that it was enjoyed is putting it
mildly. In fact, so much was it enjoyed
fiat it was a late hour before anyone
fairly realized it, and then refreshments
were served capping the climax of one of
the mo't enjoyable evenings erer sjont
by the young jeople of Roseburg. The
invited guests were:
Misses Ethel Brookes, Jennel Church
ill, Ruth Hamilton, Gertrude RaM, Lil
lian CritUer, Addie Sacry, Lucile Sacry,
Agnes Pitchford. Maud Sheridan, Ella
Black, Lillian Stanton, Elsie Benedick,
Dak Harmon, Edna Parsley, Vivian
Har; l Jcuett, Bessie K. Kiddt r.
y. . MoDoujjal. Emma Sehlbn-!'-,
Fullerton -
Registered Druggists
Yiolet Toilet Water.
Cashmere Bouquet Soap
Fullerton - Richardson
Phone 45L ROSEBURG, ORE. Near Depot
Bertha Sehlbrede, Grate Sheridan, Lnlo
Curry, Ellena Reed, Willetha Reed, Nita
Kabat, Anna Wharton, Audrey Bridges,
Maggie McCIallen,. Merta Bales. Kate
Fullerton and Veil Barker.
Messrs. WilliaraGagnon, Von Casey,
Wilbur Ross, Ray Moore, W. D.Bell,
Emery Davidson, Ernest Bradley, Mel
Thompson, Gcorgo-Nonnan, Warren 31c-
Williams, Sam S. Josephs mi, Jos. Knapp,
Wm. Van Leuwenr Stell Zigler, Milo
i;Atterbary, A. W. Mebane, Thos. R.
Townsend, Harry Leroy Tabke, Sam R.
Forbes, Geo. Engle, John Ryan, A. O.
r John son, Nelson Osmanson, Julian
Josephson, Walter Josephson, Elbert
Hermann and J. E. Bourne.
New Photographer In Roseburg;.
J. E. Olive, lata of Santa Crur, Call
fornia, has purchased the Graves photo
graph gallen- and wilt bo pleased to
meet any ot the old patrons of the gallery
and all other needing first-class work.
Ho is a master photographer and there
fore can guarantee entire satisfaction
Give him n call and be convinced
Yet another accident of somewhat tho
same naturo occured near home on Sat
urday. While Mr. Jas. Dawson, of
Cleveland, was coming to town with a
heavy load of wood, going down Rock
Hill the bolt in his brake broke throwing
him under tho wheels which passed over
his body and left arm. He was brought
to town by L. A. Marstera and placed
under the care of Drs. Twitchell and
Miller, who report that he has broken
the radius of his left arm and two ribs.
His lungs are badly bruised but the ox
tent of his internal injuries arc not yet
known. Tho team which ho was driving
ran on down the hill and into a tree de
molishing the wagon.
More Swindlers yet.
A middle aue.1 man giving his name as
J. B Mason is in the county bastile tills
week awaiting trial on a charge o
obtaining money under false preten
ses. He has been travelling over Cali
fornia and Southern Oregon, passing
himself off as an agent for the Standard
Pattern Company of San Francisco.
Circulars of warning were issued by the
Standard Pattern Co., and through these
.Matun was caught near Rice Hill by
Short! Parrot, on Friday. Maon is a
experienced criminal having done time
in the county jails both at Santa Cruz
and Bakersfleld, California.
Prohibition Meeting.
At the court house, to night, Prof
and Mrs. F. W. Longh, Indiana's Sing
ing evangelists will give an entertain
ment. They are making a tour of Ore
gon. Admission will be free. Nobody
should miss this rare treat.
Wm. Jones, has accepted a position in
the furniture store "f Ricx and Rice.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Woodruff, cf Eug
ene, are in Roseburg to end a few days
visiting friends and relatives.
Miss Lillian Critiser left yesterday
morning for Dothani, where she will
5 vend a few weeks in the mountains.
Eugene people are very much dis
appointed over not being tible to seccio
cars for an excursion to closing games
at Salem Smnrday and .Sunday.
An old
h: f u
saitl ir : '
- ".tlenian tindinc a hair in
. the restaurant the other day
waitress. "Thank you very
Jcet, bnt next time kindly
:e in a locket."
Accurate Perscriptions
Yiolet lz cum Powder
La France Rose Soap
P. V. Dickman, of the North L'mpqua
river Hatchery, was in town Friday.
Miss Robin Conn, of Melrose, was a
passenger on Friday's local for Yoncalla.
Mrs. Z. P. Johnson, left Tuesday
morning for Albany for a short visit with
Fob Salh A light doe cart very cheap
at twenty dollars. Enqnire of Kent
A O'Neal, Liveryman, Rosebnrg. 6tp,
The next republican campaign slogan
will be: "Vote for Roosevelt and a full
baby carriage," remarks the Hunting
ton Herald. Eugene Guard.
Dr. Geo. E. Houck, left Wednesday
night, for Low: Bcacb, Washington, to
sj)cnd a few weeka rusticating. Mrs.
Houck and little child have been in
Long Beach for some time.
E. E. Blodgett, who for the past two
years has conducted the second hand
store on Jackson Street, has sold his in
terest therein to his partner A. D.
Bradley who will continue the business.
Mr. Blodgett has also disposed of his
residence on Washineton Street to Mrs.
S. R. Lane. Ho will leave for Los
Angeles shortly, where he will make his
fntnrc home.
The last campaign was "Vote for
McKinlcy and a fnll dinner pail," and
tho fnll dinner pail has helped alone the
matrimionial fruit basket business, and
Republican prosperity enables tho peo
plo to enjoy tho pleasure of "a full baby
carriage. The democratic press would
kick if tho editors were going to bo
elected to eternal bliss instead of trund
ling n perambulator. Everything goes
but tho baby buggy, and they push that.