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PLAINDEALER PUBLISHING CO.
H. II. BROOKKP, Editor.
MARY K. BROOKES, Proprietor
Batered at the Post Office in Koeburg,
frts.. as second class mail tutu tar.
Subscription ?2.00 per Year.
Advert.!..;; Kates on Application.
AUGUST 24, 1903.
THE COMING CAMPAIGN.
During the past month the Plaix-
DEALKR has been spoken to about its
choice of candidates for various coun
tv and other offices: and we want it
to be distinctly understood that we
have bo candidates nor do we intend
to have any except the regular nomi
nees of the republican party. "Who
ever receives the nomination the
Plaindealer will support.
Nor regarding candidates for any
office, the Plaindealer favors men
announcing for any office to which
they may aspire. We believe that
every man wanting an office should
let the people know he is a candidate
soliciting the support of the people
subject to the decision of the count
convention and if there are good men
who aspire for office the claims of such
men ought to be taken into considera
tion by the conventions over dark
horse candidates or secret chamber
nominations for any office.
The Plaindealer editor had not
been in Roseburg two days before he
heard various complaints made about
packed conventions, the purchase of
proxies and fake political boquets of
all kinds. Observation has taught
us one lesson in politics, and that is,
the man who is afraid to go boldly
before the people and say: "I am a
candidate, subject to the action of
the primaries' is a dangerous man to
place in office. It is the shady politi
cian and demagogue grafter who
stands back and says "I don't
.want the office" but at the same
time he is spending time and)
money with a select few for them
to secure him the nomination and have j
"it thrust upon him." Such men
when elected to any office and especi
ally in the Legislative department of
the State, always look out for the
chance to graft and by their specious
schemes of plunder they become
enemies to the party electing them to
Suppose : "ake for instance that
Veil paid and much sought after
office? of County Coroner. There may
be four or five men who want the
office, one at Elkton, one at Glendale,
one at Yoncalla,"one atjMyrtle Creek
and one at Roseburg. Well each of
the candidates announce themselves
before the people subject to the con
ventions. Each of the candidates
announcing is brought prominently be
fore the public; each may make a
canvas for the office, and when the
county convention meets to nominate,
every candidate's name should be
placed in nomination and the name of
the candidate receiving the lowest
number of ballots after the second
should be dropped. This would give
the strongest candidate the nomim.t ' an
and do away with the curse of all
political parties secret caucus nomi
It takes men who want honors from
the people to make a red-hot political
fight not men who want to make it
appear that honors have been thrust
upon them over their protest. Such
claims are spurious.
In nominating conventions'the pre
cinct delegates should be elected and
alternates elected at the same time.
By thus electing at the primaries dele
gates and alternates the danger of
delegates turning over their proxies
the same as is too oftenthe'ease to"
designing politicans, is avoided. If a
precinct having elected delegates and
alternates to'a convention and neither
attend the convention, that precinct
does not deserve representation.
By electing delegates and alternates
you get the majority vote of the will '
of the various precincts. When you
elect delegates with power to appoint
proxies nine times out of ten ring rule
prevails and bolting the ticket becomes
the order of the day.
We know well that many voters
will absent themselves from the pri
maries and then kick at the action of
the primaries and nominating conven
tions. No voters who fails to attend
the political conventions or precinct
meetings of the party to which he be
longs has any right to kick except
The manipulation of the proxy
vote has been the cause of
great trouble and strife to even
political party allowing it. It
allows designing schemers to
rule the political party and not the
aiass of the voters who have to stand
by and vote for the nominees.
But to return to the announcement
of candidates. If you want any office
in the gift of the people 1 not afraid
to ask for it. The voters are the
ones after all who have to elect you
and the man who has the people at
his .back need not be afraid of politi
The charge for announcement for
any candidate are as follows:
Precinct offices $ 5.00
County offices 10.00
Legislative offices 15.00
District offices 20.00
If you want to be considered a can
didate and strictly "in it" now is your
THEY HAVE NOT BEEN THERE.
A vast amount of gush is going
the rounds of the press and sympathy
is expressed for the lynched rapists.
Eminent jurists are condemning in
unmeasured terms the men who pro
tect their homes and their wives and
daughters feelings' of modesty. The
courts have been responsible for
lynching all through the southern
states. The first time' the writer
ever attended a trial of this kind was
in Fort Worth, Texas. A black beast
had assaulted a young married woman
a few nights before. The niggar was
the son of a white man who was the
president of one of the banks. There
was much money used to clear the
scoundrel of the charge. The woman
who was good and pure was by the
lawyers for the defense made to ap
pear to be a modern Potiphar s wife
and the niggar an innocent Joseph
who was in prison for no crime. The
court allowed the poor woman to be
bemeaned and insulted by a scoundrel,
lawyer shyster, and she was the one
who was punished for the negro's
crime. Some time before this a law
yer had committed murder and he
escaped the gallows by a technicality
of law. We think it was one letter
left out in a word in the grand jury
indictment. That man was run for
judge of the court that tried him and
afterwards elected and re-elected to
the court of criminal appeals by the
lawless element in the state which
has always controlled such nomma
tions; and the decisions of that judge
on the appeal bench has turned fmore
murderers loose in the United States
on technicalities than all other judges
combined, because his decisions have
been accepted and acted upon in
nearly every state in the Union.
It is the farce of law that has caused
lynching to be so prevalent. The
browbeating of witnesses and their
arraignment before juries to clear
scoundrels, the imputation of crime
and unchastity to women and a score
of other bemeaning acts practiced in
the name of justice, these are at
the bottom of the lynching spirit,
whatever Justice Brewer and a score
of other eminent jurists and divines
may say to the contrary. The
writer as a newspaper reporter has
heard the examining trial or trial
before a jury, of many cases of negro
outrage and in every case from a
little girl to a gray haired white
woman the negro brute was always
"persecuted" and the white woman 1
went from the trial room with the j
finger of scorn pointed at her by a J
class or men destitute of the hrst
principles of manhood. The writer
lias not' attended . such affairs . for
nearly twenty years. He was too
hot blooded for such scenes, ami it is
just such a state of affairs as nar
rated that has se't every white man's
blood in the South to boilinc and set
ting aside a mock form of law where '
injustice and persecution of the vie- j
tims of a niggar's lust was toler-j
a ted and substituting a law of speedy !
justice and protection to honor, in-1
tegrity and virtue. There is nothing
"namby pamby" among the better!
class of southern citizeaship what-
ever may be their religious or politi-!
cal affiliations when it comes to the 1
protection of their women it is all j
the same. There was a Methodist j
preacher from the North at one of (
the people's trial courts and the nig-1
gar with the rope about his neck was '
singing and praying "I am going'
home no more to roam" and the j
preacher in the shadow of the treej
trunk from which the niggar was to
be swung prayed: "Yes, Lord, take
him home to the niggar's home,"
When the law courts will get down)
to speedy justice courts and let com-j
mon sense prevail instead of techni-!
calities, then men will have respect !
for the law as enacted but not till i
then; and when law and order and
good government prevails there will
be no people's courts to try felons)
for lynch law after all is not the'
most ennobling pastime a man can!
TWO dollars per year
The above is the price of the Rose
burg Plaixdealer and while it is a
stalwart republican newspaper and
advocates republican principles, that
is the full amount'anv man can have
in its columns. Tfie Plaixdealer is
printed and published for the people
on earth today, not for the dead or
future generations: and as much pains
are taken to supply a faithful news
rejiort to the man who is in his lonely
cabin on the mountain top or at the
forks of the creek as is given to any
mogul in the land. We write and
publish what we believe to be truth.
With men and issues we treat all
alike. In the rough and uncouth we
can always find a gem while in the
exceedingly polished and refined, we j
too often find that the supposed dia- j
mond front is nothing but plate glass. !
To us the greatest politician on earth
is onlv a man and if he should drop '
out there is always another just as j
good to take his place, and as to pro-!
tecting the public at large the Plain-
dealer would quicker expose ques
tionable methods or men in its own
party lhan it would in opposing par
ties, for prevention' is better than
cure. The Plalvdealer has for the
past six months been punished for
exposing two grafts that were at
tempted to be carried through the
last legislature. The one was the
logging bill and the other the lum
bermen's protection bill at the ex
pense of the taxpayers. These very
doubtful bills were attempted to
be rushed through the legislature
and because the Plaixdealer op
posed such measures an order
was given to do everything to
crush it and that order was obeyed;
but in spite of all the tricks
and schemes the Plaixdealer
still gives the news at two dollars
per year and will continue to give
it. There is one thing that the
Plaixdealer will never do and that
is to stop exposing grafts intended to
be imposed on the public. We would
sooner depend on our subscribers
than to depend on any form of pat
ronage and we believe that if there
is a spot on earth needing the cold,
naked truth told about affairs it is
Douglas county, Oregon and if you
want the truth, the whole truth and
nothing but the tmth about every
thing transpiring, send in your re
newals to the Plaixdealer or sub
scribe for it and we promise you that
bo you independent, republican, demo
crat or pop that after reading it a
few months, you will not stop it, but
be a subscriber until the Good Lord
calls vou home.
To Her It Was n Miracle.
In answer to the Reverend Bennett
the 1'i.aixiiealkk ailirms that the story
as told of tlio restoration o( sight through
prayer mid faith has all the evidence of
direct answer to pmyer and faith, ac
cording to Bible accoiinte.
lnef-emieinan aserts that in evervi
iMse where a nttraclo was performed as
recorded in sac rod writ, that the cure
ws complete and immediate ami he
s.-ts up a lot of c. ses to prove thai the
Cottage Grove boatii title i- a fake trans
action because it d'-s not inmc np to hit
standard of a Bible miracle.
In the cae of h hlit.d man receiving
sicht as recorded in Mark 5:22-25,
"Aud he oouiPtli to Be:h.l ; and I her
brill; a blind n. m unto him, and h
i-ought him ! r.iiich him. And lie u.
the blind man l.i the hand ami led him
out of the ton i. : ami when he Lad jit
on his eyes, and put hi bauds upon
him, he atke I him if h-j saw aught.
And he lo. kwl up, and s-ii'l, I see wn
as trees, walking. After that he put his
bunds f-jn iion hi1- eye-, and made
him look up: and he was restored, and
saw every man clearly."
N'ow let ns ai.nlyze tlii record, he
tifk fa Wind wan fcy tht hand and ltd
ktm riif t.r.i. This was rvideiitJt
1 it best of medicines are none too good for
'"oiks. The best materials and thorough
pment are the prominent features of our
r- .ription department.
. "gate cfc Co.'s Bath soap i a winner. Don't
L to come to our store and see our fine line
. Toilet Requisites.
done to cam the blind man's enntidpnre
and to create expectations to be real
ized through faith, and icken h hid spit
on hit tuts which were blind and need
ed to be opened, and put hit hand upon
htm, he at ked htm i he jciir aught, -ind
he looked up, and said, I tet men at tree,
icalkiui;, the man who had been blind
was only partially restored to sight.
He could not see clearly and could only
distinguish men from trees, when they
walked about. This was as it were the
breaking of the outer film on the eye
balls. After that he put hi hands again
upon his eyes, and made him look up; ami
he teas restored and sate every titan clearly.
Brother Bennett, if this is not tho record
of a progressive miracle what is it?
In the case of the woman at Cottage
Grove, sight was restored so that she
could see clearly, and admitting that
there is nervous collapse and pain in
the eye, the same power that restored
the sight could also remove the nervous
collapse and pain. The reporter ol the
affair at Cottage Grove does not state
that the woman prayed for relief from
pain or against collapse and the prayer
was not heard or answered .
In the case of this woman the last
prayer was said ; her faith tried to the
utmost; tho occulist had prepared his
instruments for tho operation--she had
trusted to tho end she believed in the
power of God and the blessing came.
Tho woman's wonderous faith and
necessity was God's opportunity, nnd we
care not to what power may bo ascribed
the direct cause of breaking the cataract
over the eye intense, emotion or excit
ment, religious feeling or fervent agoniz
ing prayer, her sight was restored just
.jiiu k an any mir.icle recorded in the
When the Niianrene worked miracJeu
the priests- and preaehem ascribed the
lowor to be the work of the duril.
Whenever something of a wonderful
nature occurs today, the prfenUi and
preachers ascribeil to the scientific effect
of a cause which they cannot compre
hend. The brother t ries to cloud the situation.
The woman did not perform the miracle
on heroelt by her own prayer and faith
the blessing was bestowed on tier in
answer to her prayer and faith and to
ear that becaiue a mi rack WHS perform
ed on her that she should hare the
power to i perform miracles is stretch'
intf a point. There is not an
instance recorded in the bible where a
enre for a physical defect had been ef
fected on any jereon and that person hail
the power to perform miracle on others.
There i no power in man to beat nim
self. the fervent prayer is always for
God's power to heal, for Gale's power to
Kegardimr the wad..':l ens the
Cottage Grove Nu- Friday,
ys: "Mr. W. A. Cinuiagbaai, who
" stricken with' Wiiidimst several
reks nan w hiie jt London, had her
eesicht rrtn-l instantly ;i 'h fam
ily heme in thi city on 1- Friday.
Hit- had been treated by n i er of
pbyMciajte fince the aflttniu, uoae of
whoa were able to icire hr say relief.
Diasnon "f the ease showed it: 'jHml-lie--
was produced by what mfc-bt be
termed sympathetic affliction. The left
eye had been di.-ea$ed for M?rer4i years
aud medical treatment failed to ! aay
pood. The liht eye by constant tUviin
tiuaily iae way, leaving the Uf- vi
tirely i Iind. The physicians in ojuwI-
Union finally concluded it necessary to
perform an operation and remove the
left eye thereby hoping to restore the
right one. Dr. Brown, of Eugene, and
Drs.H. C. and Catherine Scheel were
called and prepared for tho operation,
having the operating tabje and instra
menis all in readiness. The patient
was taken to her room by her nurse to
prepare her for the ojwation. Mrs.
Cunningham had been praying for sev
eral hours for restoration, that she
might regain her sight and be spared
the necessity Jot the loperation. When
taken to her room she engaged in earn
est and final prayer that she might bo
spared the trylns: ordeal. So strong was
her faith and belief that she took the
bandage from her eyes and could see
with ns perfect vision as nt any time,
even the eye of long disease being cured!
The physicians were very much sur
prised wiien she rushed into the room
without the bandage and announced tho
miraculous cure. They made several
tests and found that her sight was en
tirely as good as at any time in fact
better than for many years."
And now Portland has gone Seattle
one bettor in the hold-up same. Last
Friday morning an entire familv of
six persons in Portland were chloro
formed and even-thing of portable
value was taken out of the house.
The gamejis up to Seattle now. The
next move will be to hold up the chief
ofpolice and all of the detectives and
policemen in tfie city at one time.