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TWICE A WEEK
ROSEBURG PL AI ND E ALE R.
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, Titg-ROEagy, AUGUST 3, 1903
CONVICTS KILL THREE
150 MEN NOW ON THE TRAIL
OF THE ESCAPED
A lispa -Ji sent from Placerville,
Calit, i.- ca Saturday night says:
A desiv te fight between a band of i
five of lae escaped Folsom convicts
and a party of six militiamen, who
were following a fresh trail of the
convicts, took place this evening just J
at dusk on a hillside near the Grand J
Victory mine, and, as a result of the j
conflict, two of the militiamen, named
Rutherford and Jones, were killed, j
and a third member of the posse, a j
man named Dill, will probably die of 1
his wounds, as he was shot through '
The convicts were hidden in the
thick brush which covers the hill, and
the man-hunters happened upon them
most unexpectedly. The convicts, j herd, they suddenly ran into one that
who were well armed with rifles, did not heed the warning of the rum
fired a volley into the posse, with the j bling train and he was killed. The
result above stated.
Ihe other members 01 xne posse
opened fire on the convicts, and the
survivors of the little band are fiim
in their belief that at least two mem
bers of the convict gang were wound -
ed. The news of the conflict soon j highway robberies in the past sixty
spread, and messengers were dis-jdays with no arrests. The mayor,
patched to this place for reinforce-: council and police force are at logger
ments. ! heads, and footpads and murderers
A posse under the leadership of 1 get in their work. It may be that
Sneriff Bosquit is now on the scene
of .the conflict, but, as it is dark, it is
impossible to locate the convicts, who
have the advantage of position, and
could pick off the members of the
posse if a concentrated attack was
made upon them. Sheriff Bosquit
and .his advisors are considering the
feasibility of setting the brush on fire
andiorcing.the convicts to surrender
or at Jeast disclose their exact posi
tion. Sheriff Bosquifs posse now
.bers 150 men, but the situation is so
critical that no one will approach
close enough to the supposed hiding
place of the convicts to ascertain the
offViin; 5n foi-tlio.!
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bodies of Eutherford and Jones, who
were membere of Company H, Second
Infantry, N. G. C, have not been re
covered, though it is positive that
the men are dead.
Crusade on Gambling Halls.
Three additional warrants were is-
sued this morning by the city re -
corder for the arrest of the propri
etors of the Reception, Manhattan
and Oregon saloons on a charge of
allowing illegal gambling in their
places of business.
The former arrests ordered were
for the dealers of the games and no
actions were taken against the pro
prietors of the houses.
Today's step is 2 continuation of
the crusade against gambling started
several days ago and the warrants is
pied are for offenses conunitted prior
to this week.
The warrants were served and 10
o'clock Monday morning set for time
to plead. The proprietors of the
places, Mac Somerville, Geo. Berger,
J. J. Rude and Tom Gilliam, are to
answer on their own recognizance at
I that time. There is talk of fighting
the cases. Eugene Guard.
SUICIDE AT EUGENE.
It is now an established fact that .
the young man by the name of 1
Griffin, who was found drowned at I
Eugene, committed suicide. He had j
been ganbling the night before and i
had issued checks for large sums of '
money wnicn was won oy the gam
blers. On Sunday morning in a
spirit of despondency and remorse he
drowned himself. Four or five gam
blers were arrested and fined $50
each as a consequence and it is now
given out that the famous gambling i
hells of Eugene are to be closed.
Engineer Bartlett and nreman W al-1
ter Denny were going north at 2:30
a. m. pulling a train. At the end of
the Condon Power Company's dam
across .Rogue river at Tolo, is a
"lick," and a herd of eight deer took
up the railroad track enroute for
their morning nip. The "choo-choo
of the engine got ihem off the track
and on the banks oi the cut without
killing any, but about half a mile
; further on, after the engineer and
nreman thought they were out of the
! train crew that followed fed on ven
ison. Eugene Guard.
! Portland has a record of fifty-four
j Mayor Williams and all the other offi-;
cials are capable men and patriots!
but they could prove their patriotism
' by resigning and let other men less j
, capable run Portland affairs for a i
. time, i rom reports published in the
1 papers of that burg it seems that a
person going there on business,
tuallv takes his life in his hands.
On Friday the Oregonian contained
the announcement that Senators
l Mitchell and Fulton had agreed to
J recommend the appointment of John
I H. Shupe to be Register of the land
! office to succeed Mr. Bridges and
Henry Booth as Receiver for re-ap-
nointment. This news is a Bnrnrise
to Mr. Shupe and his friends
was not a candidate for the
Mr. Shnne ocennied the office of Reir -
kter vears atro and his record was
strakrht and the nublic as well as
iiuuacxi to w uc k.uugitii,uuicu ii oi collusion or irauu is cnarged up to
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was also a surnrise to Mr. T?rir)fAR
and friends as he has made a goodidiride up with this extraordinarv I
1 Register and was a strong supporter
of Mitchell, Fulton and
San Francisco daily papers are
wasting their otherwise good, com
mon sense when they write about the
birds in the penitentiary as "poor
fellows," and make martyrs of them.
The man who has been sentenced to
the penitentiary and is found to nave
arms in bis possession, or who has
used arms or force on the guards,
should be shot down like a rabid dog.
The men expect to kill and plan to
kill and no mercy should be shown
them in order to deter others from
making such attempts.
UNCLE SAM IN THERQLEI
OF A GRAFTER.
BE FED !
TO THE DOCS BY HITCH
COCK'S MAN FRIDAY.
The Plalndealer has the unpleas
ant duty to perform of stopping a
most iniquitous and damnable system
0f rrraftiw the Dublic bv an insnector
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of Secretarv Hitchcock of the In-
terior Department of this
A man has been stationed in Rose
burg ostensibly to protect the timber
lands from fraudulent entrv, but the
man is working entirely in the inter
est of the land monopolies and com
bines and for the direct oppression of
the true and honest citizenship of this
country desiring to take advantage
of the United States laws and to in-
j vest in the purchase of 160 acres
J Uncle Sam's timber domain.
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burg Is oppression, abuse, vilification, j
extortion and slander are mild words '
to the actual state, of affairs if
ports are true.
To say that the man
it guilty 01 such practices deserves
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maae ov persons wno nave oeen in
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high cock-o-lorum are true, we would
expect to hear a mass said for the
repose of the soul of said cock-o
lorum. We have been told that he
asked one woman from the states,
who is a widow and the mother of
children this question: Are you not
a sporting woman? and another: Do
vou not know that vou are Deriurinir
yourself? and still another: Who was
the man who furnished vou the
j money? Now we have no intention
' of doing this individual anv harm.
He is a public official and we simplv
j attack his official conduct
He is the
j servant of the people and the lowest
j American man or woman who walks
on the face of the earth coming be -
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j ment, for he is their sen-ant and 1
: not merelv Hitchcock's lick-skillet. i '
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Then again, the charges made bv
i the man to take down the evidence
, 0 mon f ,l-o An
:ntn tn nnnrirf !. w i.,t,i
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1 me viciim 01 inis unjust extortion
on,! ft crAniiap :r Un t-
1 and the stenographer, if he does not
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a aay. 11 is tne oest graic mat we
know of in a small way in the state.
But this envoy from .Hitchcock is
not merely content by questioning
the honor, integrity and virtue of the ( Now we want to know what interest
women who go before him when 1 Mr. Hitchcock's representative has in
everything else fails and seeking! slandering the timber land of Oregon?
to make a record, he stoops to 1 What reason has he fcr attempting to
the position of a falsifier if the fol- j persuade men and women not to pur
lowing affidavits have any weight or j Chase timber lands? Why does he an
are to be credited. We give them i entire stranirer. when he cannot find
for what they are worth:
Roseburg, Or,, July 31, 1903.
Personally appeared before me the
undersigned authority, Mrs. Lillian
Cram, of Duluth, Minn., who depots
1 and says: The special land exam
iner and inspector took me aside pri
i vately in the hall in the U. S. Land
office, in Roseburg, July 30, 1903,
I and said to me: If I was you I
would give up that land. It has cost
J four hundred and twenty-five more.
I For the last three vears there was
not an acre of land in Oregon that I
would take as a gift. He did his
utmost to persuade me to relinquish
my timber claim to the government
and he assured me that he was so
advising me as a personal favor.
Mrs Lillian Cram,
Sadie I. Hatfield.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 31st day of July, 1903.
Frank E. Alley,
Notory Public for Oregon,
United States of America, State of
1 I, W. F. Hartfield and C. M. Hansen,
I of Amity, Oregon, being first duly
sworn say upon my oath that I was a
witness for Olof Palm on his final
proof before the United States Land
Office at Roseburg, Oregon, on the 30
and 31 days of Jnly, 1903. That at
a conversation at the boarding house
of Mrs. Hadley, in Roseburg on the
said 30th day of July, one Chas. A.
M. Schlierholtz told the said Olof
I i aim m my presence ana in tne pres-
sought to be entered
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as a timber
I ciium uy iue sam rami,
was no good
and that the timber
was punk, and
hnf Palm Trnctinrr ma mnnor f A
buy bnd and
this monev offered, in pavment 01
said claim if the same was rejected,
ev in pavment of the same, but that
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1 he could make payment at some fu
ture time and that such future pay
ment would be just as good as if
made at the time of entrance.
W. F. Hartfield,
C. M. Hansen.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 31 day of July 1903.
Leonard S. Hopfield,
Notary Public for Oregon.
Personally appeared before me the
undersigned authority, Mrs. Julia
Spaulding, of Los Angeles, California,
who deposes and said: The Special
Examiner at the Land Office in Rose
burg, on July 23, after I had told him
repeatedly that I had applied to pur
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chase the land for my own personal
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attempted in every manner to entan-
I Bie me m m statement ana cause me
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10 conirauict hqwu. ne aiso
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me thafcthere was not 311 acre of
,m Oregon for timber purposes for
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I the past three years that was worth
'"e cruslng ees
Mrs. Julia E. Spaulding.
i " ltness,
i Vivian Jewbtt, Zelia Zigler
1 Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 31st day of July, 1903.
John H. Shupe.
Notary Public for Oregon.
any just reason to reject an application
stoop to do the work of a Benedick
Arnold or Judas Iscariot by pretend-
Continued on Page 4.
THE CARDINALS AS POPE
IT IS EXPECTED THAT A POPE
WILL BE ELECTED MONDAY
Rome, Aug. 1. The first day of
the conclave has ended, and no pope
has been elected. Both this morn
ing and this afternoon the members
of the Sacred College, except Cardi
nals Herro y Espinosa, Cretoni, Lan
genieux and Coullie, who were con
fined to their cells by illness, entered
the Sistine Chapel, where, after the
solemn ritua prepared especially for
the occasion, they dropped their bal
lots in the chalice. That these gave
to no candidate the necessary 42
votes was made known to Rome and
the world by the smoke of burning
ballots, which issued from the Sistine
Chapel. Tomorrow the cardinals will
vote again, both in the morning and
afternoon, but what the chances of
their arriving at a decision before
Mondav are none can telL
RampoIIa Party In Ascendancy.
It was reported this evening that
the Rampolla party was in the as
cendant, but this cannot be taken as
any indication of the final result, as
the vote of Tope Leo's secretary of
state may be split up or given in its
entirety to some other cardinal.
The result of the first ballot given
below is on apparently reliable
information, but owing to the secrecy
surrounding the balloting it is impos
sible to verify it.
First Ballot on Pope.
Di Pietro 4
Carbinals not present 2
The college of cardinals consists of
70 members, but there are now eight
vacancies, which the new pope will
Portland has a record for holdups
and thugism racy enough for the
most depraved city in this country
without the Journal getting up fake
stories of highway robberies and stuff
of that kind. It is indeed an ill bird
that befouls its own nest.
By the largest and most destructive
fire in the history of Linn county,
the business section of the town, of
Halsey was almost complotaly de
stroyed, Friday evening. The. losa
was immense and is variously esti
mated between $60,000 and 3100,000,
the general estimate being $70,000.
With the exception of one store and
warehouse every business house on
the west side of the S. P. track was
destroyed. One large warehouse, the
postoffice, ten stores, several smaller
business houses and one splendid resi
dence went up in smoke. There were
no serious casualties, only one man
being slightly injured.