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About The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 6, 1903)
Published Moa.lyf Had ThurMlnys.
PLAINDEALER PUBLISHING CO.
H. H. BROOKE?, Editor.
MARY K. BROOKES. Proprietor
Entered at the Post Otiice iu Kosetmrfr,
Ort.. as second class mail matter.
Advertising Rates on Appication.
AUGUST G. 1903.
WHO PAID FOR THE AD?
The Review of 1 uesday says :
"In the current comment on the ac
tions of the special agent of the U. S.
land department at present in Roteburg,
it should be remembered that the regu
lar officials in charge of the U. S. laud
office here are in no way connected with
such actions, except when directed by
the special agent to hold or suspend an
entry. We understand the work of
taking testimony for final proofs on
claims, by the special agent, is now pro
gressing much more rapidly than here
tofore, and the criticism has largely
The Review makes a mistake. The
special agent has no right to tell the
Kegister or Receiver "to hold or sus
pend an entry" and so far as the
"criticism has largely disappeared1
the Review did little to help it
disappear but turns its attention now
to whitewash the official. If Secre
tary Hitchcock or his special agent
actually want to find out frauds thev
are on a cold track when the honest
timber entryman is attacked. And
so far as frauds are concerned the
Plaixbealee knows exactly where to
place its hand on a very large one.
While Secretary Hitchcock pretends
to want to protect the government
land from fraud his office to our cer
tain knowledge is protecting and
screening the theft of timber land by
a corporation. It may be that the
democratic organ will again be in
spired for a consideration to bolster
up corruption and fraud the same as
it did so in the above article. Men
and women who have been before that
special agent have been robbed,
abused and browbeaten. We do not
fcnow who is responsible for the hold
up in the shape of illegal, unjust, ex
iorbitant and extortionous fees,
we only know that the people have
leen robbed. Does the Review stand
in with the hold up? Does the Re
view stand in with the base insults
offered to the women of our country?
Does the Review stand in with the
slanders heaped upon Oregon? We
thought that it at least pretended to
be a democratic sheet but it has stul- i
tified itself and its party, if it has
any, in toning down Republican
wrong doing simply because it is fed a
little pap by Republican officials and
fed that pap simply and solely because
the republican party organ will not
stand in with one of Secretary Hitch
cock's political pets. The PLAINDEAL
ER has no use under the heaven for
sculduggery in its own party and if a
republican official needs to be laun
dried it is glad to Tcnow that the'
democratic organ is open to do the
washee, washee act.
land to back them up and with the
umpire thrown in we do not blame
Roseburg for not wishing to go
against an unfair deal. The umpire
might at least have been neutral.
City Council Proceedings.
City Council met in regular session
Monday evening, all the officers being
present except Councilmen Parks,
Norman and Kohlhagen.
P. F. Page reported he was unable
to get lumber for the use of the city.
Referred to committee on ways and
A party of mining men returning;"";""0, "'V ?onw lu acu .
from Rnavamas. iwiort Hi .nrriv.il of I "-"oiienoerg anu J. u Aiken,
detachment of Mexidan soldiers ! committee to whom was referred the
petition for a sewer on the east side
of Stephens street, reported the peti
tion back with the following recom
mendation: That said petition be
two weeks ago are said to have been ia,ucu ui,u" luv rtoS aium
captured, killed and partly eaten by th;lt.the lid PIerty ownersshall at
the Indians. The Mexican govern- J" ,,m 81 suie Keep
.!. .;f,- m, J said, sewer m proper repair and in a
with six prisoners from Tiburon island.
The Indians are charged with murder
and cannibalism. A party of Mexican
prospectors who landed on the island
island. The soldiers had a fight
with the Indians, and according to the
stry from Guayamas killed a number
and captured six. who are now m
cleanly condition. On motion the re
port was adopted.
Committee reported the reports of
j recorder, marshal and treasurer cor-
several weeks at Salem and Portland.
.Mr. W. B. Lamb's sister, Mrs. Mar
tin, and her daughter, both of Des
Moines, Iowa, are visiting at this
Rev. Leonard's sister and niece,
from Mo., are visiting at this place.
Master Gilford McKay, has been
staying at Mr. John I. Chapmans the
past few days..
The Wilbur Sunday School will hold
a picnic in the grove at Winchester,
Aug. 7, 1903. Ice cream will be for
sale. Edenbower and Winchester
Sunday Schools are invited, and a!!
others that wish to come.
Folsom Convicts Doomed.
cided to abandon him to hiss fate after
the battle with the squad of Company
H., and, rather than kill him, set him
Up to time of going to press no
authentic news has been received
regarding the capture of the 12 white
convicts. They seem to have escaped
or eluded pursuit.
Lynch Law in Washington.
Asotin-, Wash., Aug. 5. Fifteen
minute after midnight an orderly
crowd of masked men took William
Hamilton, slayer of little Mabel Rich
ards, from the County Jail and witb-
ioutanv marked disturbance hanged
him at a street crossing, with a rope
thrown over a guy-wire. The body
prison at Guavamas. The Indians are j rect Reports adopted
now described as large, strong of
and wearing long
The Plague at Hong Kong.
The plague is still raging in Hong
Kong, although it is thought that it
is being gradually gotten under con
trol. On Julv 6 the returns for 4S
hours showed that there were 13 ad
ditional Chinese cases of plague,
bringing the total number of cases
since the beginning of the year up to
1312. Of these eight were fatal.
The time occupied bv the mails
from Shanghai for European cities by
way of Siberia will be considerably
shortened by the new arrangement
by which the mails now go in sealed
bags to Moscow, and are assorted
there. It is reported that the Chi
nese Eastern Railway Company con
templates the building ot three more
sister ships to the Manchuria and
Magnolia, which will allow oi a
thorough service twice a week be
tween Manchuria and Nagasaki and
Dalny, with one steamer always in
reserve. All agree in praising the
new homeward route.
J. Howard Moore, of the American
Tobacco Companv, who is now in
Bangkok, has recently made a trip
through the famine-stricken district
of Kwang-is and says that the reports
of the terrible distress of the people
there are not at all exaggerated.
Wives and children have been sold
for food, and Mr. Moore was a wit
ness to some of these sales.
As Other See It.
The Willamette Valley Baseball
League arrived at its death yesterday
afternoon with the defeat of Roseburg
by Salem, the game being forfeited
by the Southern aggregation because
Jay McCormick, of Salem, the notor
ious arbitrator of the diamond, in the
umpire's box, was pushed on them for
This makes twenty-four games
played by all the clubs of the league.
The percentage of victories places
the team of Salem first, Roseburg sec
ond, Eugene third and Albany at the
foot. The outcome of the contest
was not known until yesterday. Eu
gene had a chance for the pennant up
to the last two games. Roseburg
had a chance for the coveted trophy
up to the - last game. Salem played
on defense and won. The Raglans
had all kinds of players from Port-.
New school Building.
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place as may be designated in. the City
and State of New York at the option
of the purchaser thereof.
The Legislative Assembly of 1903,
which made it necessary for the
electors to determine by ballot
whether the bonds, if authorized to
be issued, should be disposed of ac
cording to the provisions of subdivi
sions C of section 339S of the B. &
C. Code or subdivision 31 of said sec
tion, also passed a law making it
mandatory upon all officers in charge
of school districts, for bond or war
rant sales, to first offer the proposed
issue of bonds or warrants to the
State Land Board for the investment
of the irreducible school and other
funds in their charge.
If the State Land Board shall de
termine not to make such purchase or
to purchase only a part of such issue,
then the officials in charge of the ex
ecution of such bonds and warrants
shall proceed to advertise and sell
such bonds and warrants, or such
number of said bonds or warrants as
the State Land Board elects not to
take, in the manner provided by law, j
that is to say; such bonds or war
rants must then be sold according to
the provisions of subdivisions C or 31
as the electors shall determine by
ballot before voting "for the issuing
of the bonds or warrants.
Committee asked for further time
on the bill of Simon Caro for the per
sonal injuries received from a de
fective sidewalk, their chairman being
Request of A. C. Marsters to build
a woodshed back of Kruse & New
land's store, referred to committee on
The election of W. H. Carroll as
chief engineer, and Sam Josophson,
assistant, reported by the fire depart
ment, was approved.
An ordinance to license the selling
of fish was read and on motion laid on
Complaint was made by L. D. Carle
of a nuisance on the alley between
Parrott and Flint streets. Referred
to committee on health and police.
Marshal was instructed to collect
all licenses and all undaid dog taxes.
Also instructed to notify persons who
had taken hose from the hose home
to return the same at once.
Harvey Jones was instructed to
make request in writing for permit to
build an eight-foot sidewalk in front
of his hotel
The following bills were allowed:
Douglas Eleciric Co., lights f-r
city hall $ 2 00
H. CSlocum,, Jr., Treas. Sal 15 25
D. Stockwell, hauling, etc 3 00
H. S. French, special police..- 2 00
D. S. West, recorder's salary.. 25 00
D. J. Jarvis, salarv, etc 53 10
Roseburg Water Light Co., 39
B. F. Page, street work 5
was left stuoended until late in the
BfCKS B.n, Cal.,Aug. 5. Wander- day, when it was removed by the au-
ing helpless with eyes blindfolded and j thorities. So far, the names of those
his hands bound together behind him who participated in the lynching are
or lying dead somewhere in i v thick - unknown, and it w not lifce: that any
underbrush of Lady's Valley, just ' serious effort will be made to tc tab
north of the north fork of the Cos-; Hsh their identity, as tie criatefor
umnes River one or the otheris ' which Hamilton paid with bis Hfe was
thought to be the fate of the oejr.o considered one of the most revolting
convict, Seavis. He is reported to h the history of the stave,
have been set adrift by the white- con- Early in the afternoon talk of lysck
victs and the information seems to be tag had commenced, and it was iatred
authentic. A trail of blood along one 1 that Hamilton would never lire to ex
of the valley roads is also said to plain to the courts the motive for his
have been discovered. Thfe may crime. .He bad confessed dariHg the
mean that Seavis has died from afternoon, and there was no question
wounds supposed to have bfn re- as :a bis guilt orae favored tor.
ceived at the Grand Victory mine mring the poor wretch M-nn potting
fight. oat the last spark l :if. tat the
This is the story of the :;.ot revolt- more human element w 4s nUowed to
Another Forest Reserve.
The Commissioner of the General
Land. Office Monday ordered with
drawn from land entry 2,S0OiD00
acres of land in Oregon for the crea
tion of the Warner Mountain Forest
Reserve. The large part of the land.
withdrawn is in the Lake View Land
District, and the remainder in The
Gardiner Qazette News.
Mrs. Dr. Saubert spent last
visiting friends in Gardiner.
Miss Mabel Kuykendall spent, Sun
day last, in Gardiner, as the guest of
Misses Maud and Eva Cornwall
Dr. John Patterson made a profes
sional trip to Scottsburg on Saturday
to examine some applicants for insur
Fred Shulte recently had a fall from
his bicycle which resulted in a broken
left arm near the wrist, the right one
badlv sprained, and numerous other
slight injuries about the head and face,
He is frettimr alone nicely, we are
glad to say. He had an ugly fall and
his injuries' might have been far more
serious considering the six foot fall
Mr. Thomas Leonard, of Portland,
is visiting at hia Uncle's, Rev. Leon
ard's. "Miss Bird Otey has returned to her
grandparents, after an absence of
The best of medicines art
sick folk. The bet mr
equipment are tin pror.,
prescription doparhn a
cone too good for
. ami thorough
. t feature of our
Colgate .t Co.'s Bath soap is a winner. Don't
fail to come to our store and see our fine line
of Toilet Requisites.
Fullerton - Richardson
Phone 451. ROSEBURG, ORE. Near Depot.
ing cruelty on the part of the escaped
convicts that has- come to light today.
It is to the effect that after the fight
at the Grand Victor mine, perhaps
even after he first appeared at the
Chapman home on. Saturday, the negro
Seavis was abandoned bv the four
white convicts who were with him
during the fight with the militia.
Constable Tuttle of Amador County
passed throurh Somerset this morn
ing. He had been reliably informed
by several farmers in lady's Valley
that they had seen the negro skulking
through the woods- One man, an old
settler, by the name of Alva Bertress,
told him the negro convict had been
seen wandering about with a bund
over his eyes and his wrists bound,
and that the farmers had kept clear
of him, thinking it only a trick. Al
though Tuttle could not find Seavis,
he is inclined ta accept as true the
story told by the farmers. The negro
has not been heard from since Satur
day, and it is known that the others
have beon very anxious to get rid of
him. Immediately before they took
up their position on the hill south of
the Grand Victory mine, when they
went to the Hoyt place, the negro be
came unruly and was then told by the
others that if-; he did not behave he
would have his head blown" off. It is
thought that the white convicts de-
prevail and the work of ending the
murderer's existence was quickly per
formed. Before going to his doom
Hamilton made a second confession,
telling of how he was seized by an
evil impulse and assaulted and mur
dered the 13-year-old girl on her way
to Sunday School, last Sunday.
Enlargincthe Cascade Forest Reserve.
The Register and Receiver of the
I-and Office have received instructions
from Washington to withdraw from
settlement, sale or entry the following
Linn county -Township 14 and h of
15. in ranire 4 east.
Lane county Half of townships 15.
1G and 17, in range 4 east: townshirs
22 and 23 in range 1 west.
Douglas county Townships 25 to
31 inclusive, in range 1 west; town
ships 2S and 29 in range 2 west, and
sh of tp 2S in rango 3 west.
With the exception of four town
ships, two in Linn and two in Douglas,
it isunsurveyed land upon which there
are about 500 squatters cabins. The
land is to be ostensibly made a forest
reserve, but actually to fall into the
hands of vast corporations and com
. m. vjniiauan, who una been visiting
flVe,n!ivc! nd' Wends for some time,
left Tuesday for Aberdeen, Wash.