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    THE
Roseburg Piaindealer
PublUbed Mondays and Thursdays.
PLAINDEALER PUBLISHING CO.
H. H. BROOKES, Editor.
MARY K. BROOKES, Proprietor
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tion of matins a false statement reflecting upon
the life or character of any person, officially or
otherwise and any statement published In these
columns will be cheerfully corrected if erroneous
and brought to our attention by the accrieved
party or parties. Our intention is that every
article published of a personal or politic!
official nature shall be news matter or genrral
Interest and for the welfare of the State at
large.
APRIL 25,1904.
THE REPUBLICAN TICKET.
For President Theodore Roosevelt.
Presidential Electors -J. N. Hart,
of Polk; James A. Fee, of Umatilla;
Grant B. Dimick, of Clackamas; A. C.
Hough, ofYosephine.
State Republican Nominees.
Supreme Judge Frank A. Moore,
of Columbia County.
Dairy and Food Commissioner J.
"W. Bailey, of Multnomah.
First Congressional District Hon
Binger Hermann.
Second Judicial District Douglas,
Lane, Coos, Curry, Benton, and Lin
coln Counties, E. 0. Potter, Judge;
Geo. M. Brown, District Attorney.
Joint Senatorship Sixth District
Douglas. Josephine and Lane Coun
ties, R. A. Booth.
Joint Representative Jackson and
Douglas Counties, W. L Vawter.
Douglas County Nominees.
State Senator A. C. Marsters.
Representatives R. K. Montgom
ery, of Glendale; J. S. Gray, of Gar
diner. Sheriff H. T. McClallen, of Rose-.
burg.
Clerk-C. E. Hasard, Drain.
Treasurer G. W. Dimmick, Rose
burg.
Assessor G. W. Staley, Yoncalla.
School Supt. F. B. Hamlin, Rose
burg.
Commissioner J. C. Young, Oak
land.
Surveyor Chas. E. Roberts, Rose
burg.
Coroner Dr. J. C. Twitchell, Rose
burg.
To the Stockholders of the
PLAINDEALER PUBLISHING COMPANY:
Notice is hereby given that there
- will be a meeting of the stockholders
of the Plaixdealer Publishing Com
pany on the 23rd day of May at the
hour of 10 a. m., at the Plain
dealer building, in Roseburg, Doug
las county, Oregon, for the purpose of
electing directors of said Publishing
Company. Mary K. Brookes,
D. R. Shambrook,
F. B. Hamlin,
Incorporators.
Dated at Roseburg, Ore., this 21st
day of April, 1904, which is the date
of first publication hereof.
THE PROPOSED DIRECT. PRIMARY
LAW.
Section 11 of the proposed bill is
as follows.
"Section 11. A political party
within the meaning of this act is an
affiliation of electors representingSa
political party or organizati on, which
at the" next general election preced
ing polled for its candidate for Rep
resentative in Congress at least
twenty-five per cent of the entire
vote cast for that office in the state.
Every such political party shall nomi
nate all its candidates for public of
fice, under the provisions of this law
and not in any other manner, and it
shall not be allowed to nominate any
candidate in the manner provided by
section 2691 of Bellinger and Cotton's
Annotated Codes and Statutes of Ore
gon. Every political party and its
regularly nominated candidates, mem
bers and officers, shall have the .-s'ole
and exclusive right to the use of the
party name and the whole thereof,
and no candidate for office shall be
permitted to use any word of the
name of any other political party or
organization than of that by which
he is nominated. No independent, or
nonpartisan candidate snail be per
mitted to use any word of the name of
any existing political party or orgam
zation in his candidacy.
The names of candidates for pub
lic office nominated under the provi
sions of this law shall be printed on
the official ballots tor tbe ensuing
election as the only candidates of the
respective political parties for such
public office in like manner as the
names of the candidates nominated
by other methods are required to be
printed on such official ballots, and
the provisions of sections 2805 and
2806 of Bellinger and Cotton's An
notated Codes- and Statutes of Ore
gon shall apply to and are hereby
made applicable to nominations for
public office-made under 'this law, so
far as the same are not in conflict
with the provisions of this law."
By reading the above it will be
seen that the law is very defective as
by Section 11 no political party hav
ing less than 25 per cent of the votes i
IOr UOngressman cuuiu ue i etuguuseu. j
The bill is bo framed that every voter
who is not a Republican or Democrat
is compelled to vote against tho bill
because they have1 no standing by its
provisions. The bill was evidently
intended to give no political party
any chance at tho polls that was not
straight Republican or straight Dem
ocrat. We shall point out a few
defects but at the same time we are
in favor of a direct primary law but
not the proposed law.
A REMARKABLE DOCUMENT.
On the first column of the first
page of this paper will be found a re
markable set of reasons why the
Democratic nominee will not run
against George M. Brown, for Dis
trict Attorney. The first reason is
nothing more than an advertising
dodge. The second appeals to
nature devoid of grit. The third
reason is: He has recently married
and now feels it his duty to staj
at home pretty closely. The Demo
cracy is to be congratulated that the
nominee has decided not to make the
race, and under the circumstances we
trust that the rank and file of the
"unterrified" hoste will not go into
spasms bv reason of the brother fail
ing to run. At the same time they
should not judge the man too harshly
for any man who would give such a
reason clearly shows that the soft
spot in his head has never hardened
The Republican Nominee for Circuit
Judge.
The Enterprise of Myrtle
says:
Point
"Hon. Edwin 0. Potter, Republi
can nominee for district judge, is z
strong man and should be elected
lie was born m Lane county and re
ceived his education at the public
schools and afterward at the Univer
sity of Oregon; from which he gradu
ated in 1SS7. Subsequently the Uni
versity conferred on him the degree
of A. M. Upon the completion of
the classical course he entered the
law department of the University of
Oregon, graduating from there in
1890, with the degree of Bachelor of
Law. In June of the same year he
was admitted to the bar of Oregon,
and immediately commenced practice
in Eugene. From 1S90 to 1894 he
served as deputy district attorney for
Lane county. In 1S96 he was elected
county judge, and served four years.
since that time he has devoted him
self to the practice of his profession,
ASSISTINQ
IN A
MURDER.
POLITIC AL
Governor (Jnamuerlain has written a
letter to Governor Beckham of Ken
tucky, protesting against tbe pardon of
Caleb Powers and .ex-Governor Taylor
for alleged conspiracy in the killing of
Governor Goebel. The reason Oregon's
governor assigns lor opposing the pro
posed pardon is that in his judgment
Powers received a fair and impartial
trial at the hands of a Kentucky jury
Governor Beckman of Kentucky is :
voung man whose one weakness is the
use of the pardoning power in a politi
cal wav, and uovernor Uhamberlain is
advising his democratic brother Gover
nor of Kentucky along the line of his
greatest weakness. McMinnville Re
porter.
Caleb Powers was and is a republi
can and is the victim of a lot of
perjured scoundrels. Some of the
witnesses acknowledged that they
perjured themselves and the star
witness was not within one hundred
miles of the place when Governor
Goebel was killed. The trial of Caleb
Powers was a farce so far as grant
ing a man a fair trial was concerned.
political and personal enemies and
every tradition and provision of law
was overruled by a perjured scoun
drel who presided at the trial and
this is the kind of mock justice and
good government that Governor
Chamberlain of Oregon is upholding
in Kentucky. He is backing up the
governor ot tnat btate to commit in
iquity for political purposes if the
published reports of the trail of
Powers are true as told by republican
and non-partizan newspapers and
magazines.
Accepted Defeat Gracefully.
Hon. L. T. Harris, candidate before
tbe Republican convention for Congress,
accepted defeat with such good grace
that he made many new political friends
at Salem and throughout the entire dis
trict. He is young and a brilliant
future is still in store for this stalwart
Republican and gifted man. Two years
is but a short time. Woodburn Inde
pendent.
xne laindealer never saw a man
accept the situation more gracefully
than L. T. Harris did. We admire
him for his clear grit.
In the nomination of George M,
Brown for the position of district at
torney, the republicans acted with
wisdom. Mr. Brown has served the
people faithfully in this very impor
tant olhce. He has without iear or
favor zealously guarded the people's
interests. He ranks as one of the
ablest prosecutors in the state today
and it is this fact that causes the
criminal to have a holy-horror of his
name. Mr. Brown's overwhelming
endorsement at the polls in his last
campaign, together with the capable
discharge of the cares intrusted to
him, presage an unquestionable victo
ry for him In June. They can't beat
George M. Brown for district attor
ney. Marshfield Sun.
STUDENTS TO AlAKH TOUfti
Senator Booth Again Contributes loP
the Purpose Boys go Soorii
The class in animal husbahdry at
the college is to inako another tour
of Oregon stock farms this spring.
Senator Booth contributed a suffi
cient sum of money to pay the ex
penses of the class for the tour, and
he has made a donation lor the samo
purpose again this year. Last year
the class visited five of the principal
stock farms in the Willamette Valley,
including the well known Ladd farm
at Reedville,- and the J. 15. Stump
farm in Polk county. This year the
tour is to be more extended, and will
occupy more time. At these tho
boys will have more opportunity to
see and studv seven different breeds
in fancv cattle, a wide variety of
sheep and several breeds of swine
At each place the manner of keeping,
the character of the buildings, and
the methods of feeding will be obser
vable. In all respects the trip will
be of great value to the students who
are to go. The expense of the trip
is estimated at $250. The friendship
shown the college and its work by
Senator Booth in this manner is cred
itable alike to the senator and to the
institution. The announcement that
the sum would, be available for the
purpose was made by Senator Booth
to Dr. Withycombe in Salem the other
Jav. Corvallis Times. ,
Where Togo Learned Naval Tactics
Now that the eyes of all the world
are on Japan's navy, it is most inter
esting to learn that Vice-Admira!
Togo, the "fighting" Admiral of the
Japanese fleet, was trained in this
country, says the London Graphic.
The secretary of the Thames nautical
training college, his majesty's ship
Worcester, has written a letter to
the press pointing out that the Ad
miral was on board the Worcester in
1S73-74. Admiral Togo was born on
"THE REASON why we talR quality
so persistently is no one can af
ford to hide his light under a bushel.
In drugs the most IMPORTANT
POINT is QUALITY and we want to
thoroughly impress upon you that we
give our GREATEST ATTENTION to
that point.
We earnestly solicit your patron
age because we Know we can serve
you in good faith.
I
Fullerton
Phone 451
October 14, 1S57, and when on board
the British training ship was report
ed to be of excellent conduct and
very good ability. During the Chino-
Japanese war he commanded the
cruiser Naniwa, which sank the troop
ship Kowshing, a steamship belonging
to the Indo-China Navigation Com
pany, which was carrying Chinese
troops. A curious fact in connection
with this event was that the Kow
shing was commanded by Captain
Galsworthy, who also received his
training on board the Worcester some
six years alter Admiral Togo had
left. Captain Galsworthywhen the
Kowshing sunk, would have been
drowned had it not been that Admiral
Togo sent a boat to rescue him. Ad
miral Togo, who is a Satsuma Samu
rai, a true-blooded Japanese, is re
garded by his countrymen as the man j
of the- hour, and perfect confidence is
placed in his courageand resource
fulness. Socialist County Ticket Named-
Mass Convention.
The socialists of Douglas county
met in Mass convention at the Court
House here Saturday and named the
following ticket:
State Senator M. Lemmer, of
Roseburg, . .
Joint Representative of Douglas
and Jackson counties Ratification of
nomination of Dr. Brower, of Ash
land, by the Jackson county socialists.
Representatives Jos. Wharton and
John Rowley, of Roseburg.
Sheriff J. Buttrick, of Roseburg.
Clerk Harry Ducan, of Roseburg.
Treasurer Carl Hoffman, of Rose
burg.
Commissioner H. M. Martin, of
Roseburg.
Assessor L. T. Thompson, of Coles
Valley. j
Coroner Dr. H. P. Brookhart, of
Drain. ' 'I
No nomination was made, for the
office of surveyor. i
safe
RpHnlnMnns Wrfro ndonted condemn
ing the last repllMican legislaturo)ttnd
the democratic governor for th'&es
fciblishment of a,dduble tax, law. and
for repealing tho $I00 tax oxemptfail
law and law allowing tho pe"opm .'at
large to select their own road Super
visors. THoy denounced "in tho
strongest language at their com
mand" tho brutal and anarchist'c
actions of the republican corporation
governor of Colorado in trying to
override all Jaw and decency in his
effort to intimidate the union ' miners
into submission to the cOal barons of
Colorado. Good' roads are favored
and the pledging of their candidate
for commissioner to "concentrate his
efforts" in that direction if elected.
Ray C.Brown was chairman , arid JI
F. Gazley secretary. There- were 29
delegates present.
Ray C. Brown was elected '"chjur
man of the County Central Committee.
and D. P. Fisher selected as secre
tary.
PACIFIC COAST EXPOSITION.
Lewis and Clsrli Cen e'tinlaf at
.iZzl land, Oregon, Next Year.
Port-
International scope is assured to
the Lewis and Clark Centennial Ex
position to be held at' Portland, Ore
gon, from June 1st to October 15,
1905, by President Roosevelt's tp
proval of the act of Congress making
an appropriation for tho Exposition,
and his invitation to foreign coun
tries to participate. Portland's Ex
position will represent a total outlay
of over $o,uuu,wu. inougn cover
ing 405 acres of land and natural
lake, it will be compact in form, and
the average person will be able to
see and comprehend it all in a few
days at moderate cost. The cream
of the foreign and domestic exhibits
to be made at St. Louis this year
will be transferred to Portland at the
close of the Louisiana Purchase Ex
position. The United States exhibit
will be moved entire to Portland and
Richardson
Roseburg, Ore
enstalled in buildings to be specially
erected. This exhibit will be worth!
$800,000. In addition, Portland will
have many features which will not be
seen at St Louis, such as exhibits
demonstrating the life, customs and
industries of China, Japan, Hawaii,
Liberia, Russia, Alaska, Australia,
New Zealand, the Philippines and In
dia. The Lewis and Clark Centennial
will be the first international exposi
tion under Government patronage
ever held on the Pacific coast. It
will be in every way a Western Ex
position. The railroads will make
low rates from Missouri and Missis
sippi river points to Portland, and
exceptionally low rates will be in ef
fect between Portland and the Rocky
Mountain region.
Takes Pro-Japanese Stand.
Paris, April 23 - The correspond
ent; of the Associated Press here is
informed that China has taken quite
a definite pro-Japanese stand within
the last few days. It i3 believed this
may involved serious consequences to
the relations between Russia and
China. China's action, it is noted,
follows the report that Viceroy
Alexieff had requested the retirement
of the Chinese troops.
It is also reported that tho Chinese
Minister at St. Petersburg' will' be re-'
called. Although the latter ,repOrt is
denied, there is reason tp believe that
it 'has some foundation.
Lee M. Travis, nominated for Dis
trict Attorney by the democrats, re
fuses to make the raco. -Mr. Travis !
is one of tho bright joung . democrats
of Lane county, who sticks to his
text and refuses to be sacrificed.
Others should follow Buit.-r-Eugeno
Register. ,
BttnaaU
Adventlsl Church Report,
.A report of work done by BeVctith
way Advetitists, us read at tho dedica
tion, last Sunday:
.Five years ago, Elder R. C. Tabor, his
wifo and mother, came to Rotobitrg
with " the hope's of raiting up a Seventh
Day Adventist church at this nlnre.
They organized Sabbath school with
Nireo memborx, .Sinter IWego as super
intendent, Sister Tabor as secretary and
Brother Tabor aH teacher.
The next year, or four years ago lant
August, they organized a church of thir
teen members,-, and it has steadily in
creased till,? at tho I' present time, we
have over forty members, and many
more that have lelonged to us have
moved away and taken letters to other
churches.
During these four years, we,, by the
help of the Lord, have given 11702.05 to
advance Hip cause of Ciod in tho earth.
VVe have'ajso sent out into tho wide
Harvest Field, five young people to
labor for the Master. Two of these are
missionary nurses, one, a church school
teacher, oms is corresiwnding secretan
f Sabbath schools for the Statu of Ore
gon, and one is, in tho near future, to go
as a missionary to some foreign Held
We have alto built this church in which
we have assembled today.
The following is a report of money ex
pended and amount still due:
LUV.-.. : 100 03
Lunitwr and phming . 2-14 2-1
Dubrti niid.'wimlowa 100 00
Lath ami plaster,...; WOO
Hardware . .. . : t 33 60
Brick ,.. 9 00
Cement 21 8
Water 2 00
Chairs 5 ft'
Coldwater paiut 4 50
r'or use of scraper 1 00
Total paid out
Work done to value of
Due
5S5 64
300 ro
181 05
Total value $ 1000 (JO
For the benefit of those who so kindly
heled in building our church, we wish
to My that the building was dedicated
free of debt, the amount atill due being
raised in a few minutes. We extend
onr heartfelt thanks to all who give of
their means to help build this temple of
the Lord. S. D. A. Bdildixo Com.
In Memoriam.
Mrs. Louvisa J., consort of Judge Geo
W. Phillips, deputed this life April 6.
1JKM, at the family residence, near Belle
view, Mo. Mrs. Phillips was born in
Indiana, November 20, 1S42, and wa
tbe daughter of Rev. J. M. Carle, who.
in 'his earlier life, was an itinerant
Methodist preacher, who served his
church in tiie states of Indiana, Minne
sota and Iowa, finally locating in South
ern Illinois, where the subject of this
notice was reared. Augu.t Sth, 1S5S.
she was united in marriage to he now
bereaved husband. In early life she
i:ave her heart to God and with her hus
band identified dsn-elf with the Meth
odist church. Her life lias been one of
devotion to her family and neighbors
and of beautiful consistency to her faith
and her God. The funeral obsequies
were conducted by the writer at the
family residence. Then, followed by a
large coucour.-e. made up of the young,
as well as those who had known and
lovwl her for mre than t y- --tor of a
century, we laid the worthy u-ai to rest
by the side of her father, who bad years
ago preceeded her to the Land of Spirits.
While the remains of this woman sleep
in the cemetery near Caledonia, yet wtf
believe that the bereaved husband and
three snne and three daughters who sur
vive will, if faithful, meet their loved
one "In-the Swcot By-and-By." Leslie
II. Davis, in Iron County (Mo.) Register
Mrs. I'hillips was a sister of I. I
Carle, of this city, and Mrs. S. A. Il-iff,
of-Seattle Ed.f
Good Roads Gospel.
The Massachusetts Highway Commit
fion is entering into sympathetic- and
hearty co-operation with the frinidt of
the Hrownlow bill, which propot-es the
organization of a tialiorfal road bureau
ahd an appropriation of f'-M.OOO.lVO t
be used in conjunction with the diffei
ent States for road building. It en
tirely in harmony with the purposes of
that meaeure on the main question, but
proposes quite n number of minor
amendments, in order to harmonize the
bill with State laws, and the law of our
own State in particular. The original
bill conflicts with our own statute, inas
much as it provides for advertising and
contracting by the director of the
roads bureau instead of the Masf.tchu
tett8 Highway Commission, and thai
would prevent the State from becoming
a beneficiary under its terms as at pres
ent formulated.
Tho commission of no State is b-tler
qualified than that of our own to moke
practical suggestions for the betterment
of tho bill. It has achieved moro pro
portionally, if not absolutely, than any
other, and in the process of educating
various commnnitiesrin good road build
ing it has also educated itself. It it now
building better roads and building them
moro economically than when these en
terpriscs were first undertaken, and its
experienco ought to bo of great value in
any practical attempt to broaden and
even nationalize the movement. The
commission has sent a draft of the
Brownlow bill,,, with its own eugirrsted
amendments, to every representative
and United States Souator, with bom.
excellent arguments in its support.
As we havo already said, there are
two questions to bo. settled before the
bill should bo favorably reported, which
are : Is it a' proper servico for the gov
ernment to engage in? Aud, if so, U it
expedient? Both those questions aro
affirmatively, and,' it seems to ua, con
clusively answered in tho commifsion's
analysis of tho project. It contends
that government aid is-no now thing in
the United Statos, and had it not been
extended at the proper time- "inillionn
of acres, of productive land would uow
be in a stjto of nature instead of Mip
nortinir a population of ten million
eouls." Of course, wo aro all familiar
with tho fact that the government is a I
regular and liberal supporter qf an una 1
schemes for the improvement of rlver.
and harbors. Wo likowieo remember
tho, princely concessions aud (.rants
mado to tho transcontinental railroad
companies, in order to develop the great
West, and wp aro sensible of tho value
and even tho vital importance of this
policy to our national prosperity and
integrity! hut not so many of us are
awaro that government aid to the con
struction of highways was ono of the
earliest acts authorized by the govern
ment for tho internal development of
the country.
In the commission' brief it is de
clared that "the building of a road from
tide water to tho Ohio country was a
pet project of Washington' He did
not live to cee it acted upon, hut in 1811
such a road was begun, and seven jvars
later it was completed at a co.t to the
United States of $7,000,000. For thirty
four years subsequent to that time , it
was the one great highway over which
pasf-ed tho mails and the bulk of the
trade aud travel between tho East and
the West, and like the $",000,000 paid
for Alaska, the purchase price was re
paid to the people of this country many
fold.
That seems to at once establish tin
propriety and the expediency of the
proposition. The commission slate-
ery truly that the money appropriated
for n ads is largely wasted, for the rea
son that the loctl roadmaster does not
know how wisely to expend it, whereas
in those States where aid has been given
under scientific direction for this pur
pose, "it has worked a revolution
The roads built have convinced the most
sceptical that they not only cost lep to
maintain, but reduce the cost of hauling
from 25 to 50 per cent." That the na
tion would lie repaid for expenditure of
this kind in "increated prosperity en
danced values and a general raiting of
the moral, the religious and the ednca
ional tone of the people," we do not
doubt. There is almost a disreriiihh
lifference today between the citizen win.
lives on a good road and the one who
lives on a bad one. They have different
aspirations and differeut standards of
business. Good roads are among civili
zation'a best missionaries.
Convicts Build Roads in Texas.
There seems to ie no reason why
States, counties or cities chould support
in idleness those who have broken the
law, and especially those who are serv
ing but a short term in some minor in
stitution. Organized labor has made
strenuous efforts to prevent the employ
ment of convicts in the manufacture of
uoods that will compete with free labor,
but there is a way by which convicts
may be employed to anvantage, and at
the same time, not complete with free
laborer. The man who is serving a
term of a month, or ayear, is a different
proposition from one who is sent to the
State penitentiary for a long term
Dallas County, Tex., has been using
thee short term men on its roais, and
they are returning to the county more
than it costs to support them. An act
of the legislature in IS95 authorized the
building of the roads by the labor of
county convicts. The county of Dallas
is divided into four commissioner's dis
tricts, each one in charge 6f a special
road commissioner. The act provides
that roads are to he constructed as near
ly as possible east, west, nortd and toulh
from the city. When these roads have
been constructed, the act provides furth
er that four other roads are to be uilt
to the bonier of the county as nearly
midway between the first ones as is
practiablc. Then there are to be other--between
the roads already built, and in
the end Dalljs is to have a series of
roods that will converge toward the
city.
All convicts who are physically able
to "perform labor must work on the coun
ty roads. The work is to be under the
supervision of a competent superindent,
and the work done mnst be of the best
quality. Only macadamized roads art;
to be constructed, and already in Dallas
County many such roads have been
completed
Ttie nuiiilT of convicts in Dallas
County :ivrsi:M about :ixty This 6f
course, refer? to thes- who are able to
work. Tin- womi'M. ih old, intirni and
phyi3i!ly M-.fir ore nut romp IW In
work on lrtJ-f" si but ae taken care f
on tuecou.-'y faun. This farm i al o
proving a iih-i nf ving nvmey tu the
county. T:i r-i-- ii'-i are -onidernWe
md the pr.vi. i n. produced there In
divid. Each ( tin- e luict campus on the pub
lic ronda i i" charge of a superintendent
and fo-u guard , and the average num
ber of ruo-i in each ramp is tifteen.
These men are supplied with clothing
and food, aud ate credited with 50 cents
for each day they are livid in imprison
ment, this amou.it goin toward theom
celliug of their tines and Iho nt' of the
care. In addition, they are allowed 10
jkt rent for gl behavior while on
the work. Tito reeonU at t!m ' ntfictf
the eouiity v.U rk tdiow thai, the number
who receive this credit are about one
lull of the total number of prisoners.
The totil co-t of maintaining one of
thes-o camps for a yeir is placed at about
$7, 000, inasmuih as tho cost for main
taining the whole number was, in 1902
to li0j, $2i),51t 23. This gives an aver
age of $101! a man. Of course, tho labor
of the convicts is not as good as that of
skilled workmen, but as the county has
no money to pay for labor on these hfch-
w lys, the work done by the convicts is
better than not building roads at all
This work has done a great deal toward
reducing the number of "hoboes" that
heretofore were wont to frequent the
district "Hoboes" aro not given to
work, and during the winter mouths are
glad to bo sent up for a short term in
omo jail, where thoy can receive shelter
and to them, a-good living until summer
comes again. Working on the roads is
not to their liking, so they now give Dal
las and its vicinity a wide berth.
Ayrtle Creek.
S. W. Bayless, was at Rosohurg Sat
urday Miss Grace Hall, camo over from Rid
dle Saturday and remained till Monday
morning.
Mrs. Charles Kelloy and baby aro up
from Lubinon Saturday, for a visit with
her homo people.
l!oproivnttUivj Kramer, h preparing
to put a granite sand sidewalk around
hi r:,.Mi!:.i'o block
Dr WliiuMtiib r.-pi t tho arrival at
iwv iYI k Sunday mo ig the 17th i
'of a bouui-iiig babj i to dr. and Mrs
M. V. WieU vn. '
Mi- .Ii an lit! i tt, .i.-iiv ! homo from
Ar:zu it hist Kri a vo.d tg aitlir en-
lineup
'est
tttfrifttO lit 7
Car
towns and cities in the Middle West.
It is a good railroad and its trains are as com
fortable as money can make them. Write or
call and I will take pleasure in giving you full
information.
L?B. CORHAM, Ctnml Agent,
140 Third StrMt, Porttaarf, Or.
BOYCE & BENGTSON
FINE TAILORS
Suits from $16 50 up. Cleaning, Pressing, Repairing
AH Work Guaranteed
CASH
We will pay the u 'InM rn 1. r. .-e for Hides,
green or dry, K-u .u:i -l ins, furs, iron
brass, copper, lead, ; e, n.':i er boots & shoes
Have some splendid kar'ssis sjcofiJ hand.E.irnitnre
ROSEBURG Jim ANfl HIDE CO.
joying better health than when she went
a wav.
The town council has rented the room
formerly ocupied bv William Krtsser as
a shop, and will ue it as a council cham
ber. Willis Kramer, proprietor of the
town's water system, is having the wat
er pipes extended so a? to supply water
to Elbert Jackson's and Mike Dick's re
sidences. It is said that Lloyd Andy, is laid up
with rheumatism. It seems the family
is having more than their uhare of trou
ble: one of the boys and" Uncle So! Andy
are also sick.
George Joslin and " two sons are ex
pected to arrive fiere tomorrow from
Michigan.
Work at the oil well is projnvssinj:
favorably. John Marsh, tie expert
from Kansas, who has charge of the
drilling, thinks the indications pood.
Charley McGee is assisting him. They
are cleaning and straightening the old
hole.
on me l-iitle utueltain mines 150 f . t
above the old fhaft. Thi U A
I in place ami is three and a half
between walls of grey
granite tlfSl
hanging and gabro on the foot null, I
showing a well defined fissure, win.
The values so far are (33,40 to f 152 a tun.
The development work is being done by i
lute and Armitage and they feei very
juunam over me nnuings as mey own a
coutrohng interest in the stock.
Dr. Logue has been placed on the
Democratic ticket for coroner, ami he
and the Mail editor have formed a mut-
ml ot n lolente party to go np Salt creek
on election day.
Zulu White of Roseburg visited her
yotinit lady friends here this week.
Miss Adell Mulkey, spent a part of
lat ueek in town assisting with church
work.
Crande Fallin. has been adding some j cemetery last -jatnrday. Mr. Morning
sidewalk improvements to the Fallin i 8lar 9 a former Drt'n W and his many
property. j jfriends extern!" he.irifeli Vj3ipathy
Justice Wh to, ha!? one of the tlRestlheir reavewnt. - "
gardens in town, and has fet out about j This year Drain has tv. or her go-, I
five hundred strawberry vines. jcitixens in the politic! areitv; C .R.
M-se Uice, cbwvd UU tour of the south ,Ias:nJ candidal for clerk on the r
partof tiio.nunty Friday and iti coin- PabUcn ckt am! IMe-Noe, candi
panv with Mrs' Ui.e returned home Jat sheriff oh the democratic ticket.
W. R Stewart, Supinlendeut of the ? Rl-V1b l? wooU IM
Comments mine.. rou.nuM to Mvrtle ,--r.rboih of them
r i -r 3 ' . ' w,,re elect "d.
Lre"k-,.lneMUy, and went out to thet j
mines. j T,,,e eb-dl so-:svn opened in Dram
t tt if , ... ' S.tturd.iv with a in" helween-th-i Yrr-
Jeff Ilunsaker, came np from Cahftir- , , , - ' -.n.wu -or-
nia tho firt of the week and has tu n,!,M-? tm. A3
bu,y getting hi, SxdS and familv ready , WV ' ,,,Wln3 f lhd
to move south. i loi,ns l,KMr right on the
, ...... . ... , , s,art' we refrain frui pnblishing the
Marshal Knight, went out to his goM tll We nnuilyl
and diamond mine this week and left teams will eri ..;.
his Mar with John Cornelian who is
John Cornelion
preserving the peace.
Mrs. D. C. Pitzier, and familv arrived
r7rom Roseburg list week and it is need-
less to eay D. C. is happy onco more
Kotmi Myrtle Nkws.
T)row B iyless, is spending a few days
wiyi relatives at the Jones farm while
his; mother is down at her tis'er, Mrs.
Whipple's at Dixonville.
Mr. Arthur Lux, is ning to Saginaw
to join her husband
Quite a number from here attended
the funeral ot Undo Junny Riro.
J A V illN, .:s : !uninos . visitor in
Roseburg Wednesday.
President McCoy of the Oil Co. was
up again this week.
Dan'l Madson, and Chas.V. Shiltx
aro out in Coos county prosiecting.
-Robert Swan, of Marshfield who has
been down in Culiforiiia tmco March,
arrived in town Thursday, and ia visit-
ing old friends before returning homo.
Miss Willis, of Dillard who has been
in Portland has returned home, anil she
is soon to resume her cl,t??C3 in music
in tho different towns near here.
Ed T. Naghel, who is in the music
business now with headquarters in Uosr-.
buig. was tuning inaJru.nenU hero this
week. M r. Kaghel is air expert pUmo
1 liner, and his tervices are euiight after
bv UMtio owners
1 r
These
are all
you need
With a Rock Island
bystem time table and
one of our folders, "Across
the Continent in a Tourist
Sleeper," you can easily
figure out your route to any
point in the East.
The Rock. Island has its own
lines from Denver, St. Paul and
Minneapolis to Omaha, Kansas City,
Chicago. Memphis and i,aoo other
FOR CLEANING IJ9 .
YOUR PLATE ' 5
Drain Notes.
Joe Lyons went to Portland on bosi-'
nesa Monday. i ' '
F.G.Bauer of Aolauf .wai a Drain
visitor Tuesday. . f '
A. Bean was on the rick list 'two or .
three days last week.
C. E. Hasai went to Baeebnr; on a
boiiness mis-Vm Wednesday.
Prof, and Mrs. O. (C. 'BrtJwn were
Roseburg visitors fast weeE. T f
Mias Minnie Wilson was visiting Yon
calla friends one day last vefk.. -
E. M. Bowers and wife of Grants
Pass were registered at the Commercial
Monday.
Joe Lyons has greatly improved tbe
looks of the'drug store building by hav
ing it cemented.
Prof. W. H. Dempster of the Normal
School lectnred before ithe Teachera In
stitute at Scio Iat Thursday.
Aug. Dignot and family of Illinois are
new arrivals in this section. .-They have
I "or-,-eI the old. Hardenbrook nlace
K'kton.
. V c reieraw.
A. Sate reterned Tnesdav.fram
! Jfw, families
-1
V """7 , TOr tCome
- Mi uiis piace.
J Slilfw of piss City, Idaho, a
former resident of this place, has been
renewing old acquaintances ia this vi
Hwiy the past week.
I r. V. tjofley of Knzene wss- a Drain
P. V.
J vWi..- Wednesday. Mr. Coffey recently-
retnm.-i from an extended, visit in
I Korll. Carolina, hfi old horu.;. . j ; .
G. S. l-Jier if WirulKMter has gone
to Arctttttn- .;-pu!hi-. -utii America
where he If? a iw as h-i Ige build
er for a railr.tul company at a salary of
2a month. " , "
Died, tho infant -m of Ernest Morn
insUr and wsfn, at tln-ir home near
Creswell and w Kiukiliti the Walker
v t .'i ' ' -v "
Nonpartel.
' """" - -
v Notice of l' feitiirt?-
ttnitvUrox-.Laa County, State ot Orrpm,
. ...Jtarch 26.4S04.
To K. C Oi.nn ImtclMmtor ot the !t
ot D. B. Cold.u, loren d, m. to Mrs. T. F. Wil
wn.Urs.Oiuk J Ti-lt,Mt-s Carrie E. Hum.
Mbs Uaj- Ua n.Kra.tm CuMon. CQ T. Gumi,;
anl E. U tinn.i. (.eir- 4 Unr .of ia D. B. Co.-'
ton, ttaevevd. n-U. all ui.Vr vrrans eUlra
Inc am nht. Hl. r miv et eli'he- It. i.
' iu.tj-!.- u. -bj wining ctIm bcrxsu.
.!(cr'oc-!i-i!,alivfr4tt U?-hl D.B.Uol-
!ntt.aeee.ii i, .;
You antlracli n' eu rv Ivcrvhy notified, that-.
1. tha Qnl-rljtl..viv-.viv.-n.rcl oio.ix arnt
Ir(orinn! lib. r awl y,'v.e amrtam:
wlutng o alia. Htittai- Jh fc. Bohemia Mlalng
DMrict, in ll-.c SiH-y lWslof, SUte of
Tbat-thc rwnwy.o"H.Vuf!'art.l tie" labor?
icrforuiuj ui. jWir i.nml -jmkJ3 oa
anil btHui-etf !. !s t -,qlr"uteraa4 thaj
ahdaot. iele. A l. tuut. in ord tS
I10M ul I 4ivnn iiu.;. r IN i.r.iTt.ln. nf
1 sscotum aai vMnt;.vi t-i stitcsotu
U"i?,,e;' ' me of Oregon,-
uvine iui- mh.mi.ui e. it.. : ii, ; same-
forthe-jcr -'-i'tf JcrmUOS. '
TUat silt' ..rx njii utt rOawis fer
formcl t.j-rori. Jv:iUrn -n.-:irrr-tornJ-at
tboS-i.j...i.jii v ut- ari.
AnJ It wllht., ; t HI iaff IHjmnh-ier,
Ice ot thl. .u-.ca- a j -a tv ite Sheriff 01; "
wl,,,ln Nlii-tyt'--iaV -tri ot
thLC
,7 . ,,y-' n to eon-
tWwi la ,he .m claim wll
Uvoutc .. .r. ..irtr it ta uniK-na.1 umlerj
v by reason of fa l fallin to
u"hwavroji!Uvi.xpenditur-5
. . r-.'ux Ockiun,