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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1904.
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furuanu journal Agency.
FARMERS' CASH STORE,
E. A. WOOD & CO, Props ,
DEALER VS ; :
!" . Staple ane Fancy "Groceries. . Highest Price paid
for country produce. Fresh bread daily Your
Patronage is ;respectfuUy solicited.
Private Free Delivery to AH Parts of the Cily
ring Us Your
J.F. Barker & Co
MAKE YOUR BREAD WITH
Pride of Douglas Flour,
$1.10 Per Sack, For Sale By Any Grocer in Town.
Cheap enough for such rattling good Flour
Yes and a sack of it makes three to five loaves
more of bread than any other flour you can
buy. Why, because it is made from the very
bes.t selected Avheat.
DOGL AS COUNTY FLOUR MILLS.
Roseburg - , Oregon.
Hints to Housewives.
Half the battle in. good afokang is to have good
And to get them promptly when -you order them. Call up
Phone No. 181 for good goods and good service.
Tiiirr urnii tnriTnn
t fiAVc luu Visum;
A LARGE LOT OF
At Mars tea's' Drug Store
A CAR LOAD O.F
Of Superior Quality
Your Ranches and Timber
Lands with me. : : :
R. R. JOHNSON.
I HAVE EASTERN CUSTOMERS OFFICE IN MARKS BLOCK,
I HAVE ras.i t SLL ROSEBURG, OR.
fOR FiNE CONfECTIONERV
and jCE CREA!V1 PARLORS
fresh Bread Daily
ncnuriCK s DiocK,upp. uepui
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1. J; NOHAN & Co. Prop.
OPP PASSENGER DAPOT...
A Fine Line of
Watches, Clbclis, -
Prompt & Neat Repairing
Raglans Line Up.
The personnel of the team so far as
players have been signed up and as
given out by the manager last night fol
lows: V. 1 Crydennan, of tlio lato
Midland League, is a pitcher and out
fielder, lie is represented as being a
good hitter, with an average of S17 last
year; Thomas Downio, the speedy little
Indian second baseman who played
with the Raglans last year and
made such a good record, will either
hold down second or third base this
year; Fred Nehring, of Centralia,
Washington, who was oa his way to
Seattle to try-out with tho Wilson's
leagures, will play first base and out
field He is over six feet tall and is
recommended ss a heavy sticker and a
good man at the first station. Carl
Lewis, late of Santa Barbara, Cal., but
who played with Denver in tho Western
League last year will wear the mask and
make garden in the outfield ; Peacock
is imported from tho Canadian League
of Iasi year where ho held down tho
short-stop position with the Toronto
team. He comes with a splendid recom
me:. datum as a fast player and a heavy
Frank Sueies from Portland, will be
sssnigtitd to either the catcher's position
or first Lase. Jack Aricks, with the
Southern California League last year, is
a pitcher and an outfield. Ward Leo of
Oregon City, who is considered one of
the fastest outfielders among tho ama
tours on the Pacific coast, and lias a
good reputation as a sticker, will "bo
given a chaiice to show las ability in
fast company this year, and E. Calif!,
also of Orecon City, has a well known
reputation as a twirler and a good bat
ter and ho will occupy the box. So far
he is the onlv general utility man the
Salem management has signed. Last,
but not least, comes "Buff Lucas, the
'southpaw" twirler who did good work
for the Raglans last year, will be given
another chance this vear. Manager
Edmondson says that he has not decided
as yet what position he wih play but he
thinks he will occupy eecond bag unless
he finds that he has a better man for
the position in hie line-op.
"Foxy" Teabo, the speedy catcher,
and general utility man for tho Raglans
last year, will be given a try-out thia
year and will probably bo given a posi
tion on the team as will also Rube San
ders, the big and sure outfielder. The
manager states that ho has applications
from about fifteen other good men who
arc anxious to get on the team and they
will all report on April 11, at their own
expense, for a try-out. All of the play
ers have been given notice to put in an
apiearauce on April 11 for practice in
order to get into condition befor the sea
son opens. If there is any change to be
made on the team it probably be in the
A Wise Decision.
A special from Salem say6 : The do
mestic animal commission today direct
ed the state veterinarian to kill all
horses in eastern Oregon found to be af
flicted with the plague of contagious dis
The action was taken on tho report of
the veterinarian that in the territory
surrounding Castle Rock more than COO
liorsea run at large which are infected
with disease, and that it is threatening
to spread to other domestic animals.
The horses ;n question are the property
of the Umatilla Indians who reside on
The state board has determined to
protect the set tiers' stock at all hazards.
It is feared the Indians will not take
kindlv to the wholesale destruction of
their horses, but unless quick action is
taken an epidemic of disease may cost
thousands of dollars damage to other in
nocent stock owners.
For Good Roads,
A report that the penitentiary author
ities intend to try an experiment, by
using convict labor to better the roa Is
between the various state institutions
has had the effect of renewing the dis
cussion regarding the use of convicts for
publ c road making. This is a matter
in which every one should bo interested
for if convicts can bo successfully work
ed on the public roads then labor will
be expended in such a way as to be a
direct benefit to tho public and at tho
same time it will not throw their labor
in competition with that of tho man
who depends on his daily labor for a
Our pet theory regarding tho matter
is to arrange the convicts, those which
it is thought advisab'e to tako without
the walls of the penitentiary, in groups
of 25, 50 or 100 each and then let them
to the county bidding tho highest for
their service. Tho state authorities un
der such an arrangemont, could supply
the necessary guards and equipment for
camping and boarding tho men while at
work, leaving tho superintendent of tho
work the only thing to bo dono by tho
counties. Under such an arrangement
when ono county was through with
them, tliov could movo on to another
that desired their services. If by fol
lowing his plan, tho state only receive
sufficient to pay tho additional expense
caused from taking them from the walls
of the penitentiary the state will bo
none tho less better off while tho work
on tho roads will be of lasting benefit to
the public. Lebanon Criterion.
A Canyonillve Item.
For thirty days, commencing March
10, 1 will sell AT COST, for cash, furni
ture, hardware, tinware and granite
ware. Come oarly to secure good bar
gains, for this offer will hold good only
for the length oftimo aforestated.
20-apr 1 John E. Lova.
If you have Mohair to sell see L. A.
Marsters, headquarters at G. W. Rapps
grocery. Will be in Rosebuig every
Engine No. 2188 Reaves the Rails Just Outside of
the City Limits.
ENGINEER AND FIREHAN
She Was Under Orders to Back into Oakland and act as Helper to the South'
Bound Extra freight When she turned Over-What the;
'Erarefcr and Fireman hare to Say.
What might have been serious
wreck occurred at 1:20 p. m., Satur
day, a quarter of a mile north of the
corporate limits of Roseburg. Light
Engine No. 21SS, in charge of Engi
neer E. J. Stroud with Geo. Thomp
son as fireman, left the rails and
turned completely over, and is now
clear of the main line on its back, the
wheels and trucks of the wreck are
on a level with the track.
The place where the wreck occured
is the old fill which was formerly a
bridge between the cut and Gaddis
The wrecked engine left this city
at 1:16 p. m., and wa3 under orders
to back to Oakland and act as helper
on a southbound extra treighu lie
fore leaving this station, Engineer
Stroud said that it was almost suicide
to run backwards faster than twen
ty miles an hour. He pulled out of
thi3 station at a moderate rate of
speed and everything went well until
they rounded the curve north of this
place and started on the almost
straight track on the old fill, when,
without warning, the rear trucks of
the tender left the track. Stroud at
once attempted to bring the engine
to a stop. Both he and Fireman
Thompson immediately started for
the gangway as the engine seemed to
slide to the north side of the track;
it balanced here for a moment and
they jumped out on the north side as J
G. V. Sanders made a business trip
to Portland last week.
Jas. A. Stering reported his prune
trees were in blossom a week ago.
Miss Pearl Weatherly, of Elkton was
a Unnn visitor the latter part oi last
J. W. Krewson and Dr. Brookhart
were in Rosebarg on busines?.
Dr. Oglcsby, of Gardiner, camo in on'1
the stage Saturday and went to Cottage
Grove to viiit his familv.
Mr. and Mrs. M Dolan wero in town
Snndav and left on the Mondav morn
ing etaeo for their home in Gardiner.
Scott Morris, of Gardiner, waa in town
Saturday fjnight. Ho waa enroute to
Portland to attend tho K. 0. T. M. con
Dr. J. W. Cole, of Elkton, was a busi
ness visitor to Drain last week, coming
up Thursday evening and returning Sat
It. E. Smith, of Minneapolis, is visit
ing hia sister, Miss Smith, of the State
Mrs. Costa, of Gardiner, has returned
from a trip east. An aunt returned
Misa Fannie Colvin has returned from
Looking Glass where she has been teach
ing. Mrs. J. S.Gray, of Gardiner, returned
from Portland last evening with her son
who lias been eick, and went on tho
stage this morning.
Dr. E. O. Parker has returned to Pilot
Rock whera he will sell hisbusines and
possessions there and then return and
locate in Drain.
At a called meeting of tho town coun
cil held at the oflico of tho - recordor,
March 22, W. 5!. Moore, J. W. Spauld-
ing and F. L. Kent wero appointed as
judges of town election to be held on tho
first Monday of April 1904.
An Elkton young man told a girl the
other night that if she didn't marry him
he'd get a ropo and hang himself right
in front of her homo. "Please doa't do
it, Henry," sho said, "yon ki.ow father
don't want you hanging around here."
II. J. Colo, who has just been appoint
ed register of the U. S. Land oflico at
Spokane, is a native Eon of Douglas
county. Ho is tho son of tho lato Dr
Cole, after whom the settlement at
Colo's Valloy was named. Ho has
thrco brothers living in this county
Ho went to Spokane about 20 years ago
Mr. Cole's wifo is a sistor of tho Benton
Mires of this place. Nonpariel.
Myrtle Creek Mailings.
May Fawcett, of Oakland, is hero for
awhile visiting with her brother, Bert
Fawcott, and family.
Uncle John S Rico is again confined
to his bod on account of sickness. Dr.
Whitcomb is attouding him.
Sidowalks aro being put in on th
south sido of Main street, and when
completed, this streot will present a re
J. D. Cochran was at Roseburg, Sat-
1 urday, whero he met R. V. Dunham
whoso people are expected out from
BOTH MAKE THEIR ESCAPE
the engine turned over,
little damage was dono
engine, as tho dirt in which
was very soft, and the parts
engine which are most easily
were mired into tlu earth with but
little damage. The tender was twisted
by being jammed against a telegraph
pole which arrested the further turn
ing over of the wreck. The rear
trucks of the tender are torn loose
and the pony truck of the engine is
broken. The tender was not discon
nected from the engine, but the coal
was scattered all over the gully just
out of the right-of-way. The entire
engine still remains on the railroad
Engineer Stroud and Fireman
Thompson were seen at the depot by
a Plaixdealeu representative after
the wreck, and when asked how it
it happened Mr. Stroud said: "It is
impossible to say. This is just one of
those 'things' that 'happen.' It was
all over before we knew it; thats all"
Mr. Thompson agreed with Mr. Stroud
and that is all. The fact that the en
gine was stopped is shown by the con
dition of the track after it left
the rails. It traveled only about
60 feet until it tipped over. The
rails at the scene of the wreck are
badly worn, and look to one not accus
tomed to railroading as if it wouH be
easy for engines to climb thesi more
frequently than they do.
' Indiana next month. J
Pofetmistress Gabbert, Mrs. Jane
Adams, Oscar Gu.tafson and Homer
Oat man hare had walks put down in
front of their properties.
W. B. Stewart, superintendent of the J
Continental mine, is expected here soon
from Portland. Operations in the mine
are to b?gin.
A. G. Hiilin, special correspondent of
the Mining World of Chicago was here
last week viewing miny of the mining
properties near nerc.
Will Armitage has been confint-d to
his hotne the paH week troubled with a
sore facial gland. Ho is getting on nice
ly under Dr. Caldwell's care.
The Johnson Lbr. Co. received a
proposition Monday to bid on furnish
ing 200,000 feet of lumber for the new
school to be built at Grants Pass
Jeff Uunsaker left Monday, far Carloo
which is just across the line in Califor
nia. He has taken a job tiring on the
Kalainath Falls .railway which runs
from tho S. P. railway to Pokegama.
Mrs. Uunsaker and baby will leave for
their new home next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heir and Mr.
Sanborn, of La Crosse, Wisconsin,
stopped in town a part of tho week
visiting Mr. and Mr. B. M. Armitage,
old eastern friends.
. C. Sherman and Wm. Xewton
have purchased the meat market and
business of Brewer A Hurst, and will
continue tho business under tiio tirni
name of Shcrmau & Xewton. The new
nrnnrwttlP3 1 T 1 t.nmvil 1 1 t lift 1onil '
hero, and will enjoy a liberal patronage.
At tho old stand.
Mrs. Van Brimmer arrived here this
week and is visiting friends up the
valley. . j
Misa Foster, of Oakland, who has been j
an invalid for some time, is on a visit to
her cousin, Adelle Mulkey.
P. T. McGeo has closud his meat mar
ket and gono out of tho business. Ho
informes us that ho has rented the
building to Fred Buell.
A strong wind blew from tho south
westlast Saturday. About 500 feet of
tho Johnson Lumber Company's llumo
whore it crosses the Hat south east of
town was blown over 'and demolished
Tho ground frame work which is about
eight feet high remains intact. The
fltimo at this placois about 30 feel high.
Tho damage is estimated at about f 150
though much of tho old material cau bo
used in the reconstruction.
Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Clmney and Lloyd
Ady wero in town last Saturday on min
Most of tho machinery has arrivod for
a now planing mill for tho Wm. P.
Johnson Lumber Company, and it will
bo installed ot onco in a now building
near tho company's lumber docks. It
is n' 20,000 daily capacity mill, and it
will bo equipped to turn out any nnd all
kinds and styles of mould iugs, frames,
and finished wood. Tho company will
bu in position to fill a bill for any sort
of a building out of its own yard. E.
M. Lyons will have chargo of tho mill
nnd n crew of six mun will bo employed
to run It. Tho company will keep well
etouked with shingles that it will ship
"They are pouring into the Willamette
vallor," said V. II. Jenkins of the
Southern Pacific passenger department
tins afternoon, in answer to a question
in regard to tho disposition of the hun
dreds of homeseekers who are arriving
from the east by every overland train.
'In the last three days 486 settlers
have gono south over our lines, they
having purchased tickets at middle west
or eastern points principally for Oreson.
Of course, it is impossible to say how
many came only so far as Cortland and
here bought transportation to countrv
districts. It is a fact, however, that tho
early spring busines ia exceeding all ex
pectations, awl every town on our Una
between bore and the California line is
receiving an impe : from this encourgg
TIkiidm McC;i v o acUt. : agent
of too Southern Pacific, returned this
morning from a month's leave of ab
sence in the east, says tlte Journal
U'v... t i l , ...
ijuuuucuiiua, wmi ine x seine woon is i
largely the subject of discussion aritonj(;
thousands of dissutii-fied inhabitants of '.
the eastern, north and middle states. '
"I went east on a vacation" said Mr.
McCusker, "and have been in 20 differ
ent Kates, including Massachusetts, and :
the climate that I met surprised me, al- j
thongh an easterner. You know when j
one returns to the ofcl stamm'tx' t: round
ow: forguls how cold it used to be in the j
winwrs ano now wtter the Wasting
winds. Having lived in Oregon for a!
number of years, the coatparkoa was
"Peopk would aay to me all manner,
of unkind things about the Oregon mist
and the like, bat having on swatnp&J !
districts in every state traveled from !
here to the Atlantic. I took the expres
sions as jokes and called attention to
the fact that the precipitation in the
Columbia river country is not as heavy
as i anv northern state V(H! can rnm
Bet ', lea the rains tare are not dastrne-
tive, while there whole districts are'
ruined annually by floods and tempests.
bo far as the deare of the majority
of the people, particularly of the fairlv
well-to do fanner is concerned, you may ;
talk to nine oat of ten, and they will
fay that if they coakl sell they would
emigrate to the Pacific Coast.
"Probably 500 Iioraeseekers arrived
in Portland today, and while many pro
ceeded to tlwir ultimate destination.
others sought temporary abodes in the
Asbestos on Starvcout.
Lavverence Curtis spent a few days in
Grant Pass this week and left on Toes
day evening for his home at Harrisbarg.
With bis father and brother, Mr. Curtis
k interested in an asbesto mine on
?Urvcoot creek in the Cow creek dis
trirt. 1 he property is under develop
ment and gives promise of becoming a
valuable mine. The asbestos has been
tested awl shown to be of high quality.
It has a good fiber-and while the extent
of the deposit has not yet been definitely
ascertained theindicatioas are that there
is a very larje body of the valuable
mineral. Asbestos occurs very frequent
ly in Southern Oregon but most of the
mineral heretofore discovered has been
of too short a fiber to be of commercial
value. Rogue River Courier.
The most enjoyable event of the Ma
son was a farewell party given at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. James Ambrose,
Yon cal la, Ore., on the 22nd inst., in
honor of their neiees, Mrs. M. M. Clap
shaw and Miss Elma Staley, who will
depart soon for Forest Grove. Music
and games of pit and flinch were in
dulged in until a lnte hour, when re
freshments wore served and the guests
departed for their homes, all having had
a most enjoyable time. Those present
were Mr. and Mrs. Jam6s Ambrose,
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Ambrose, Mr. nnd
Mra.-M. Clapsbaw; Misses Robin Conn,
Elma Staley, Ida Wamsley, Lillie Xew
man, Alma Ambrose and BeeClapshaw;
Messrs. "Eddie" Ilebard, Francis Farm
er, James Skifiington, Charles Mahoney,
Taylor Davis, James Ambrose, Richard
Alexander, Fred Dobson, Walter Wams
ley, Fred Goff, Lesley Nowman, Master
Joe Clapshaw and Cleve Ambrose.
Ose Who Was There.
Mr. Wm. Daily superintendent, Cooa
Bay stage line cmao in over tho road tho
other day looking after his interests
Tom. Duncan, who has been driving
stage on tho middle fork road for tho
pst year is visiting his parents and
frionds at Sitknm.
Clark Bunch, road supervisor of Dora
was up collecting road ' taxes and says
just as soon as tho weather permits ho
will tako men and open tho road for
Thore has at least 4 feet of Bnow
fallen in tho last two days which will do
lay the work until better weather
Grant Hurry, of Drnin passed throuqh
hero Wednesday, in route for Coquille
Socialist County Convention.
Notice is hereby given that there will
be held in tho county courthoueo, in tho
city of Roseburg, on Saturday, the 231
day of April, 1004, beginning at the hour
of 10 o'clock in the morning a mass
convention of tho socialist party, for tho
purposo of placing in nomination candi
dates' for tho various county officers, to
bo voted for at tho general 'election in
June, 1004. All socialists are requested
Wo would especially urge those from
a distance, to make an effort to have
their products represented.
Done by order of the Co Commits.
It. C Bnows. Clu-iuiuu.
Carl HorraAN, Secretary. 22 tJwfcs
(Lately with the government WaphicaUnd caaryey -of Bnmk,
south America.) '
United States Deputy Mineral Surveyor.
OaWorPo.MBc. ROSHBURO. OREOOfl. Coni
go to THE ROSELEAF for
KND SMOKERS' SUPPLIES,
Jackson Street, -
7hrBl,,ii',, il'.M.m I IB I
l C ft S H
SOSEBUMG JUNK AND HIDE
Pays the'highest Cash Price for Hides,
Pelts, Furs, Wool, Tallow, Rubber,
Metals and Scrap Iron of all kinds
We also sell Second hand Furniture
. of all kinds at Prices to suit the Times.
of Oak and Rose
iBLA-TBRTTB la Mlnaral Rubber. 7
YOU MAYJ1JJTEND BUItOIMG
or Qna It necessary to REPljlCE A. WOaXJUT HOOF
5ii?.i5f Ha. Iron, ur aaa imwel and all pnrpiretl roo-SM. Tot
- fj vr jv i.
Every da brings something now in Spring Goods.
VIOLE the latest thing in dress goods for suits
Skirts and Waists.
Also the "Cotton CreDe"
the city who have imported this goods direct from
Japan. It comes in all colors and will sell for 20cts
WOLLENBERG BROS., Phone 801.
Pratical WatchmaKar, Jeweler, Optician.
Watches, CIocKs, Jewelry
Diamonds and Silverware
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2 F. W. BSJOOS. A.C.JCUtSrEES. B.C. GAL1ST,
Douglas County Bank,
F.W.BK.NSON.R. A. BOOTH
V J.r. KKU.Y, A. C JTAKSTER3
P A general banking husiness transacted, and "customers given everv O
V accommodation consistent with safa and conserratiTo banking. " 9
Bank open from nine to twelve and from ono to three. X
Get one of our 1904 Diarys
and Keep Tab on Yourself
BOYCE '& BBNGTSON
The Up - to
And sell everything at a low ngnre.' A big store full of jnst
what you need. All kinds of furniture. Buy, sell or exchange Har
ess, Saddles,? rand Oak Wood, Buggies, Wagons, most anything
you want at the Second Hand Sttore. 414 Jackson St, Roseburg.
414 JacKson Street
Call at the office of the Roseburg Water aud Light Co.
'and pay your water and light bills, on or before the 10th
Jof each mouth aud take advautage of the discount.
Sis.' Opp. Empire Stable.
Worcester BoUOins. PORTIiAJTD
Vl President. Cuhle
J. B. BOOTH.J.T. BRIDGES
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