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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1903.
MAnpi Aja fOR FINE CONFECTIONERY
IN U Ki IAIN C and ICE CREAM PARLORS
fruits, Candies, Cakes, Pies,
Doughnuts and Fresh Bread Daily
Portland Journal Agency. Hendrick's Block, Opp. Depot
I. J. NORrtAN & Co. Prop.
FARMERS' CASH STORE,
Q. A. WOOD & CO, Props
Staple ane Fancy Groceries. Highest Price paid
fnr ronntTv nroduce. Fresh bread daily. Your
Patronage is respectfully solicited.
Private Free Delivery to All Parts of the City
Tired of American Ships.
Constantinople, Sept. 26. The
Porte has expressed a wish for the
withdrawal of the American warships
now off Beirut, "so that the settle
ment of the questions pending be
tween the United States and Turkey
can be proceeded with."
It is thought here that the United
States will not consent to withdraw
her ships. Minister Leishman has ar
ranged for a conference with the
Foreign Minister, Tewifik Pasha,
today. Official circles take a calmer
view of the Balkan situation and ad
vices from Bulgaria point to a relaxa
tion of the tension.
HAMBERLAIN ON THE LIST.
SEC'TY HITCHCOCK TURNS DOWN
Women on Preferred List.
Tto Hitch In Negotiation.
OPP PASSENCEU DAPOT
Bring Us Your
iJ. 4 GGS,
FOR CHSH OR TRHDE.
J. F. Barker & Co.
Washington, Sept. 26. The State
Department had no fresh news from
Minister Leishman today. The Ameri
can Minister has had several confer
ences with Tewfik Pasha, the Turkish
Foreign Minister, concerning the set
tlement of tho Mabelssen affair, and
the American claims against the Sul
tan's government. While definite
conclusions have not been reached, no
hitch has occurred in the negotia
On the ground that all is quiet at
Beirut, it is not unlikely that the
Porte is pressing for the withdrawal
of the American ships, but no direct
request of this nature has been pre
ferred to the authorities here.
HE OUSTS WARNER SETTLERS.
DESPITE SPECIAL APPEAL MADE TO HIM BY
Cripple Creek, Colo., Sept. 26.
After a telephonic conversation be
tween Governor Peabody and Adju
tant-General Sherman Bell, the fol
lowing order was issued:
Brigadier-General John Chase, com
manding First Brigade, National
Guard, Colorado, is Jjereby directed
to comply immediately with the de
cree of Judge Seeds, District Judge,
sitting for the Fourth Judicial Dis
trict, Teller County, Colorado, and re
lease thereunder the prisoners as
A few minutes later Sherman Par
ker, Chas. Campbell, H. R. Rafferty
and H. W. McKinney were released
from the guardhouse and went to
their respective homes in Independ
ence and Altman, where they were
enthusiastically received by large
crowds of union miners.
There still remained imprisoned in
the military guardhouse President C.
G. Kenison and W. F. Davis, members
of the miners' district executive com
mittee; Thomas Foster and Patrick
Mullaney. Habeas corpus proceed
ings for the release ol these men
were instituted today in the District
Court by Attorney John M. Clover.
And to get them promptly when you order them. Call up no be fa
these cases until Monday.
The military authorities have not
made any charge against the four
men ordered released by Judge Seeds
yesterday and they are now free.
5; K. SYKES, Roseburg, Oregon
Hints to Housewives.
Half the battle in good cooking is to have good
Phone No. 181 for good goods and good service.
C. W. PARKS & CO.
T. A. Bury
D. L. Martin
Roseburg Real Estate Co.
Farm and Timber Land Bought and Sold
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents. Timber
Estimates a Specialty.
List your proper-
Drain - Gardiner
Denter. Sept. 26. The strike at
Cripple Creek has taken on an inter
national complication. Four Ger
mans imported from Duluth to take
strikers' places, refused to ro to
work when they learned of conditions
there, and were placed in the mili
tary prison. Through the Western
Federation of Miners they have now
appealed to the German Consul m
Denver to place the matter before
his government and ask that action
be taken looking to redress for the
Stop to Hazing.
Hazing at Annapolis was one of the
subjects discussed at the Navy De-
COOS BHY STftGE ROUTfc partment Friday between Secretary
WnnJ .Tanflrv . '02. w win cwfl 7.50 for i CaPtara WlUiam lirown'
VUUllUCUbUl Tfc" J f w J w, , ca- .
thofare from Drain to C009 Bay. Baggage allowance with each full faro
'50 pounds. Travelling men are allowed 75 pounds baggage when they 5
have 300 pounds or more. All excess baggage, 3 eta. per pound, anu n o a
lo wanes will be made for round trip. DAILY STAGE.
For further information address
J. R. Sawyers,
Proprietor, Drain, Oregon
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A. C. KARSTERS & CO.
We Want Yomr Patronage
and as an inducement we offer U. IS. P.
Standard Drugs, Fresh Patent Medicines,
High Grade Perfumes, Soaps, Toilet Arti
cles, and Specialties
son, superintendent of the Naval
Academv. Since returniner from his
vacation Captain Brownson has in
stituted a thorouch investigation of
affairs at the academy and informed
the secretary that no hazing exists at
Annapolis. There are not more than
20 upper class men at the institution.
As soon as the midshipmen return
from their holiday the superintendent
will renew the vigorous policy against
hazine which proved effective last
Secretary Moody recently said to
"If hazing exists at Annapolis, stop
it,, and the Navy Department will back
The Salvation Army is now operating
in the United States three farm colonies
one each in California, Ohio and Colo
rado. In all about 400 persons have
been settled on 3000 acres of land. The
families are entirely self-supporting.
Some of them have already paid for
their holdiuirs. Many of the ilO-acro
farms are valued at from f 2000 to $5000.
On tome of ihem stone cottages and
barns have been built.
Washington, Sept 26. Tho Acting Secretary of the Inte
rior has brought to a close one of the most famous and moat pro
tracted land contests ever initiated in Oregon, and in doing so add
ed the name of Governor Chamberlain to the list of Oregonian
officials who have been turned down by the mighty Interior De
partment. Secretary Ryan in rendering final decision in the case of
J. L. Morrow and others against the State of Oregon and Warner
Livestock Company directed that patent at once be issued to the
state on behalf of the livestock company, transferring to the state
the large tract of land in Southeastern Oregon which was 20 years
ago settled under the swamp act and which has ever since been
in continuous litigation. Warner Lake, in Warner Valley, years
ago was surrounded by extensive tule land, unfit for any useful
purpose. Squatters settled on the edge of this body of water and
sedge land, and since their arrival, about 20 years ago, have culti
vated the land as the waters of the lake gradually receded, until
a large section of wortless waste is smiling under careful tillage.
Houses and farm buildings have been built, families bom
and raised by these holders, who without title, have waged a losing
battle with a great corporation.
This is the very action that Govenor Chamberlain undertook
to prevent when he telegraphed the Secretary on July 10 demanding
that "no patent be issueto the state until request therefore is made
by me." In that telegram he added:
Chamberlain Tried to Stop It.
"No one has authority from me to represent the State of
Oregon in requesting issuance of patent for the lands, though I am
informed that some one pretends to represent the Governor of
Oregon for that purpose. The matter is being investigated by me
and until satisfied as to the bona fides of the claim of the state to
these lands I will make no request for issuance of patent."
In his decision Judge Ryan says that on March 16 last the
department held that the lands in controversy at the date of the
grant, March 12, I860, were swamp lands and therefore the Land
Office was directed to prepare a new swamp land list embracing
these very same lands. List 70 was prepared and approved July
2, and a copy sent to the Governor. This brought out his tele
gram of protest.
Judge Ryan shows that the Warner Livestock Company is
the party that filed request for the issuance of a patent of these
lands to the state. The state sold the lands in 1SS3 or 1SS-1 and
received compensation for the same, which it has ever since re
tained. Title passed to the stock company from the original
grantees of the state and under the ruling to Judge Ryan since the
state sold the lands and accepted pay therefore it was bound mor
ally, at least, to uphold its transaction in good faith. Moreover,
he found that Governor Lord and his successor both sought to ob
tain from the Government patent for these lands and that patent
was delayed in issuing because of the adverse claims of Morrow
Predecessors Take Precedence.
Taking a broad view of the case, the Secretary says that
the present Governor cannot revoke and vacate the request of his
predecessors, even though the law provides that "patentjshall issued
at the request of the Governor." Construing the law liberally he
says that when the state disposed of these lands the state was
bound in equity to protect the rights of its grantee and moreover
that they had perfect right to ask on their own behalf that the pa
tent should issue to the state in order that the transfer might be
completed under the terms of the original grant
The fact that Chamberlain is now Governor does not give
him the right to ignore or nullify contracts made by his predeces
sors in office nor does' it give him the right to pass upon the equi
ties of such contracts when the state has signed away its title
and has received and retained compensation for such surrender.
"I think the decision of the Acting Secretary of the Interior
Department will not end the litigation," said Governor Chamber
lain last evening. "I believe that an effort can still be made by
tho settlers to cancel the patent. It is doubtless ended so far as
the Interior Department is concerned, but a court of equity would
have jurisdiction to cancel the patent. I have refused to sanction
the issuance of the patent and I will do so until the matter is more
fully invested. Hermann decided in favor of the settlers, but the
Interior Department has decided in favor of the livestock com
pany." Reports have repeatedly come from Warner Valley, Lake
County, to the effect that fighting wa3 going on between the set
tlers on the land in litigation and the employes of the Warner
Livestock Company. Tales of settlers burning over the ground they
had improved have also frequently come from Lake County.
These have been denied by tho representatives of the War
ner Livestock Company, who say that the company is willing to do
everything in justice for the settlers who took up the land under
the homestead and pre-emption claim acts. Tho company is will
ing to sell the land or to pay for the improvements which tho set
tlers have made upon it, but the livestock company has stoutly
mnintained for 20 vears that tho tract in question was swamp
land, and that the settlers had no right to it under other acts."
The new regulations issued by Secre
tary of the Treasury Shaw is good news
to the woman who travels. Horeafter
women traveling without escorts are to
bo put on the "preferred list." This
action is the outcome of many com
plaints received from ladies traveling
unattended. Hereafter when the pas
eengers on an incoming steamship line
up for an inspection by the customs of
ficials a special detail will look after la
dies without escorts, so that their lug
gage may bo examined and passed up
on as expeditiously as possible. The
new regulations are much more strin
gent than ever before in regard to spe
cial privileges, only foreign ambassadors
and ministers and members of their
suits, invalids and ono or two other spe
cial exceptions being made.
The Eugene Guard says: The Ore
gon delegation is bumping into the real
thing these days. Now the President
says that Receiver J. H. Booth, of the
Roseburg land office, is guilty of giving
inside information to the Bootb'Kelly
Lumber Company, of which company
he is a member.
The Guard is sorry to hear that Mr.
Booth is thuely accused and we trust
that he can prove otherwise.
The Booth-Kelly people made a great
mistake when they entered the political
field ; a mistake which they cannot rec
tify too quickly. When a corporation
foists upon the people their political
pullers, they will find it is only a ques
tion of time when a reaction seta in
When a corporation attempts to run
the politics of a county, district or state,
they make a grievous error. The peo
ple of Lane county are awakening to
this fact and their votes cannot be car
ried like a band of sheep.
Ft. W- FENN,
(Lately with the government gsographical and geological survey of Brain,
United States Deputy Mineral Surveyor.
Office over Postoffice. KOSEBURG, OREGOfl. Correspondent solicited
go to THE ROSELEAF for
HND SMOKERS' SUPPLIES.
To Divide Turkey.
Why par the Rail Road a lot of money to
carry you to Springs of unknown medical
properties when you can be guaranteed a
cure at BOSVVELL SPRINGS near home.
ELATERITE la Mineral Rubber.!
TOD KAY ITEMD BCILDINC
or find It necensarr to REPLACE A. "WORTCOirr HOOF
Take the place of shingle, tin. Iron, tar and rraTel and all prepared rooSxn. Tor flat sad
steep surface, gutters. Tall ?js, etc Eytolj-. Tesircred for all ciitaatea. Kcajcaabla la mt
bVld on merit. Guaranteed. It will pay to aik for prices and Information.
THE ELATERITE XiOOJFIIVG CO..
Worcester Buililina. PngTT.AVn
At an intercession service in behalf of I
the people of Macedonia, held in one of
the London churches last Friday, Canon
Maccoll described the Macedonians as
laboring nnder disabilities rendering
them practically outlaws, deprived of
the elementary rights of humanity.
"Germany, Austria and Bnseia," he
said, "are giving a free hand to the Sol-1
tan, because they have agreed to the pan I
tition of Turkey in Europe. Austria is
to have a protectorate over Servia, with
half of Macedonia, down to Salonica.
Russia will get the other half of Mace
donia, with a protectorate over Bulgaria,
while Germany will get a slice of Asiatic I
Turkey and the port of Salonica. When
all the Christians have been massacred,
this triumvirate will establish a com-1
raercial lollverein and keep ont British
Canon Maccoll urged immediate Brit
ish action, believing other powers would
be compelled to follow suit.
The Rt. Rev. William M. Browm,
formerly of Ohio, who is now bishop of I
the Arkansas diocee of the Episcopal 1
church, was in St. Louis last week en-1
route to Washington, D. C, to attend
the missionary council of the Episcopal I
hurch and the convention of the!
American house of bishops. Speaking I
of the race problem he expressed him-
t-elf quite plainly.
"While 1 do not justify lynching, I
can nna no oilier remeov auequaieioi
suppress the crime for which this has
been made a punishment by the people
of Uie South," he said. "I am a North
ern man, and used to look with horror I
on lynching, but since I have been
South mv eves have been opened. Im
prisonment does no good.
"I am of the opinion that i: would be
well to leave the solution of tne negro
question to the Southern people. They
know best what to do "
Have 3'OU seen our line of
Jackets and Furs. We do
not claim to do all the busi
ness, what we want is the
pleasure of showing our line.
I he Goods will do the rest,
We are confident that your
Jacket or Fur will be
WOLLENBERG BROS., Phone 801.
Find Pirates Treasure.
Martin Ledder, who has been a mem
ber of tho United States dredge boa
crew employed in deepening the chan
nel in Galveston bay under Capt.
George Nel?on, tells an interesting story
of the discovery of strong evidence that
tho famous pirate treasure which was
hidden hy Lafitte, the pirate chief, lies
at the bottom of Galveston bay instead
of being buried on Galveston island, as
has been long supposed. He says that
the dredge boat George Sealy has been
pumping up old Spanish coind and other
rare relics of ancient times from the
bottom of the bay for several days past,
and that the boat crew believes that the
bulk of the treasure, which is said to
amount to hundreds of thousands of dol
lars in gold, will bo recovered. In ad
dition to the coins several hundred
pounds of couper bolts have been pump
ed up from the samo locality. These
bolts were used in tho construction of
ancient sea-going craft. The latest dato
on tho coins is 1812. Huge stones have
also been encountered in the bottom of
the bay and it is thought that they were
placed there by Lafitte to mark the
location of tho sunken treasure. A rusty
shell of ancient type has been recovered
in the same manner. Lafitte anu Ms
crew of pirates lived on Galveston island
from 1816 until about 1825.
Of your life if you bu y a buggy, hack or road wagon before
you inspect our stock 'of John Deere vehicles.
We Are After You
Haven't missed a sale since car arrived. Finest line o
spring goods ever brought to the county.
CHURCHILL & W00LLEY
Pratical WatchmaKer, Jeweler, Optician.
Watches, ClocKs, Jewelry
Diamonds and Silverware
The public Is hereby warned not to
trespass upon tho premises, not to hunt
for or'sh'oot any kind of bird or animal
on the Da Motta farm and pasture land
located east of Jtoseburg under penalty
of the law made and provided.
M.T. Dawson, Prop.
Roseburg, Oregon, Aug. 18, 1003.
F. W. BENSON,
Douglas County Bank,
Qoats for Sale.
About 40 head of Angora goats for
emit nil vnunt? does, also Eome thorough-
""vl j o I
bred bucks. Correspondence solicited.
L. A. MAitsTxas,
Capital Stock, $50,000.00.
BOARD OP DIRECTORS
F. W. BENSON, K. A. BOOT11 3, 11. HOOTII, J. T. BRIDGES
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accommodation consistent with safe and conservative banking. V
Bank open from nine to twelve and from one to three. 6
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