The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190?, May 12, 1904, Image 1

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No. 38
fruits, Candies, Cakes, Pies,
Doughnuts anil fresh Bread Daily
Portland Journal Agency. Hetidrick's Block, Opp. Depot
I.J. NORilAN & Co. Prop.
P V iff p -T-i ifk 4$t J$l iji $ ifS it -i 4 fi ifc if F f
E. A. WOOD & CO, Props
Staple ane Fane' Groceries. Highest Price paid
for country produce. Fresh bread daily Your
Patronage is respectfully solicited.
Private Free Delivery to All Parts of the City
Clean Politics.
It is to Ikj regretted that some people,
and especially newspaper editors, can
not discuss poljtjcal issues or merits of
candidates without resorting to false
statements and vile personafities. Look
ing over our exchanges we no that
some of them aio discussing candidates
in language that is iin thing hut com
mendahlc. According to their state
ments the candidates whom they favor
are saints, while those whom they op
pose should he in prison. Such methods
are indeed uncalled for Clean politics
is what the people desire.
If a public official is up for reelection
his record is public proMjrty, and it is
perfectly just that it Iks discussed. If
he has performed his duties well, he is
entitled to credit therefor. If, on the
other hand, he has been neglectful of
his duties or has been dishonest, the
p.'oplo should know it, but even in such
a case farts should not be magnified.
Kvery public otlicer who seeks re-election
oiiht to stand upon his record, and
he is entitled to have that record shown
up faiily and truthfully. In the case of
the new man for otIici, his capability is
the best gauge to go by, and this should
be known. The people are entitled to
the services of capable men in all public
places. Merit ami qualification of can
didates should be discussed, but mud
throwing and slander should be avoided.
In this county we believe clean po
litics will prevail throughout the present
cant paten, 'he several parties have
nominate! capable men, whose public
and private acts are above reproach.
They .ire no disposed to throw mud at
each ot'ier, neither are their friends.
.1 V
Mitchell Farm Wagons
Road Wagons
Surreys, Buggies, Hacks
Champion Binders, Mowers,
"Heapers, Hay Rakes, Etc.
We can save you money n an thing in the Wagon or
Implement Hue. Give us a chance to figure with
'ou and you won't i egret it.
J. F. Barker & Co.,
Grocers, Phone 201
Hints to Housewives.
Half the battle in good cooking is to have good
And to get them promptlj' when you order them. Call up
Phone No. 1S1 for good goods and good service.
I Winslows
New Store
A fine Line of
Watches, ClocKs,
Silverware, etc.
Prompt & Neat Repairing
Gardiner Oazette.
Mrs. Mary E. I.yster and Mrs. Nellie
F. Ancus have been elected as delegates
o attend Rebeckah Assembly, which
onvenes at Astoria on May IS.
nlorr Eskola met with a eerious sc
lent Thuesday while engaged in log
ins it beliotielu, wtucn resulted in a
roken thih. He was brought to (jar-
liner and placed under the care of Dr.
The Gardiner Mill Comapany is mak-
ns extensive improvements near Peter
Icon's residence. The street will be
extended and trade lowered preparatory
the erect ion of several modern cottages
east of the N'e'son residence. There are
o vacant bouses in Gardiner ami the?e
building-" will be ocupied as soon as they
are finished.
Gardiner advances; in fact, the li'tle
town is doubling up. Not satisfied with
ngle blt-sseilness in the matter of sever-
in tertsts others are mooted. The
xt on the list is the new Gardi
ner Drtii; Companv store which will 1 e
situated on the corner of Front and Com
mercial streets, at Dr. Berber's present
tand. A full line of goods usually
kept by -A 1 ilrug stores he will keep in
tock. It will he doing business before
le month of roses arrives.
We take pleasure in aunounceing in
this issue that Gardiner is to nave a
marine and countv hospital which is
eh under wav. It is situated on cormr
ront and Spring streets, a 2-story frame
buil ling, having rooms for six patients,
with bath room, clinical room and all
necessary accessories for a first-class
hoipitu. Futher announcement will be
made in our next issue. This institu
tion will be under the personal supervi
sion of Dr. H. II. Barber and Dr. Jeau
Barber of this place.
At Marsters' Drug Store
Of Superior Quality
I List
Your Ranches aal Timber
Lands with me. : : : :
DuShanes "Blues" Roasted.
In speaking of last Sundays game at
Eugene the Register says: Umpire
furner received humiliating treatment
at the hands of the locals, and this cir
cumstance had a tendency to detract
from the exhibition. There was no mis
taking the spirit ot the graml-stanu in
the matter, the umpire had their eyin
Pithy. Even admitting the unfairness
of the decision which caused it, and
making all due allowance for nerve ten
sion, the circumstances did not warrant
the pulling and hauling about of the offi
cial and shoving him out of the diamond
Regret was freely expressed that he left
the same heart-broken instead of exer
cising his authority anleither fining or
retiring the aggressors. His reinstate
ment in a measure atoned, but the re
membrance rankled. Mr. Turner was
trying his level best to be impartial.
Eugene is loyal to her ball team and
appreciates their desire to win but, like
the fond mater, must needs admonish
them to keep cool under trying circumstances.
Registration Notice.
County Clerk Shambrook states that
the registration look will be kept open
at the clerk's office on the evenings of
Thursday, May 12, Friday, May 13, and
Saturday, May 14, from 7 o'clock p. m.,
to 9 p. m. This is for your benefit.
Register now.
The Fair Route
Via Chicago or New Orleans to St
Louis, "s the one that gives you the most
for your money, and the fact that the
passed s Kit vice via these points to the
WORLD'S FAIR, and in thiB connec
tion to all points beyond, makes it to
your advantage, in case you contemplate
a trip to any point east, to write us bo
fore making final arrangements.
We can offer the choice of at least a
dozen different routes.
B. II. Trumbull,
Commercial Agent,
142 Third St., Portland, Ore.
J. C. Lindwy, T F. & P. A.,
142 Third St., Portlar d, Ore.
V. B.Thompson K. & P A.,
Room 1, Column Bhlir., Seattle, Wash.
Mohair Wanted.
It will pay you to tee us before you
sell your mohair,
a 11 Kruso &Newland.
Several weeks ago the Plaindealer in writing up the J. C. Conu
disappearance intimated" very strongly that he had been murdered for
cause. The following news dispatch throws light on the subject:
Lakeview, Or., May G A reign of terror exists in Iike County.
In the face of a daring defiance of law that approaches civil war, the
peace officers are powerless. Thus far about $25,000 worth of proper
ty has been destroyed and one life has been sacrificed. On February 2
a band of 3000 sheep was killed. On March 4, a prominent merchant
of Silver Lake, Or., J. C. Conn, died from two bullet wounds, which the
verdict of the Coroners jury held to be self-inficted. Certain circum
stances connected with his death lead to the strong suspicion that he
was murdered. On April 23 another band of 2700 sheep was annihi
lated. The perpetrators have issued notice that they will kill anyone
who offers a reward or who attempts to make an arrest. They have
warned other sheepowners to move their bands from the cattle range of.
northern Lake county or suffer the consequences.
The circumstantial evidence leading tip to the belief that the death
of Creed Conn was a murder and that it was committed to conceal the -identity
of the outlaws is shown in the following narrative.
The particular prejudice against the first sheep killed, the McKune
band, was that it came from California into Oregon pastures. It had
been on the road since last October for the Winter grazing grounds of
of the desert. There were 9000 sheep at that time, but a bare 3000
returned to California. Upon the receipt of the first band of sheep, a
great wave of indignation swept over the county. The Lakeview,
Paisley and Silver Iake papers were loud in their demands that the men
be found and punished. District Attorney L. F. Conn announced that
he would take steps to bring the parties to justice. The belief was
general that he would seek the co-operation of his brother, Creed Conn,
who lived among the outlaws and knew each one of them personally.
The killing took place only ten or 12 miles from his store, among the
buttes of the desert, near Christmas Lake. He had sold the ammuni
tion and the guns that killed the sheep. To the outlaws Creed Conn's
attitude and subsequent movements would be a constant source of won
derment and fear.
Shortly after the killing of the sheep, Creed Conn made a trip to
Lakeview, 120 miles, and was in consultation with his brother Lafe.
What took place between the two brothers is not known.
But the outlaws probably argued like this: "It is unusual to make
a trip to Lakeview in this Winter weather. He has gone to give us
away. He simply wants to make a record for his brother as Prose
cuting Attorney. What do you think of a man that would do that
after he has fed off of us all these years? He should be given an ob
ject lesson."
Therefore a few nights after Creed Conn's return from seeing his
brother in Lakeview, an old barn, a mile and a half from Silver Lake,
with snow on the ground and even-thing wet, and no one about, took
fire and burned up Creed Conn's freight wagons, valued at $600.
There was special objection to these wagon3 because they were used to
haul wool to market. Their burning should have been an admonition
to Creed Conn not to talk. Rut after the fire he went right off in the
storms of February and had another consultation in Lakeview with the
Prosecuting Attorney. Instead of keeping him quiet, the burning of
his wagons seemed to have only an inciting effect
On his way home to Silver Lake Creed Conn, journeyed leisurely.
He stayed over Sunday at Paisley, February 23. He declined to dis
cuss either the sheep-killing or the barn-burning, and talked with no
one unless he did with hi3 brothers, Virgil and George, both merchants
of Paisley. No one noticed anything unusual about him except that
he was thoughtful. But Creed Conn had always been reticent about
his business.
The next day after he arrived home, Tuesday, one of his fine horses
took sick suddenly and died. Creed Conn had one of the best freight
teams in Oregon. It was said the horse was poisoned and Conn was
afraid the others might suffer the same fate. He had the horses in a
pasture three miles from town and it was his practice each morning to
walk out to look after them.
Friday morning, March 4, about 8 o'clock, after getting his mail
and eating breakfast in company with Prof. Jackson, who noticed noth
ing unusual in his demeanor, he left Silver Lake to go to the horses as
was his custom.
Right after him went the stage and if Conn had taken the road
where his body was found seven weeks later the driver would have ob
served him. Another team at that same time passed over the road and
the ill-fated man was not seen.
Shortly after crossing the bridge upon leaving town, a single shot
was heard among the willows along the creek by two witnesses, Ward
and Parker, from different points, but they both located the shot in the
one place.
That was supposed to be the shot that killed Conn, and it was
evidently fired a mile from where his body was found. If he had been
killed where he lay, the shot could not have been heard. If any hunt
er had fired the shot he would probably have made himself known in
the long search that was made for the body.
This shot passed through the upper part of the heart, cut the
spinal cord and the bullet lodged in the backbone. If death was not
instantaneous, it must have ensued within a vory few minutes. There
was no powder burn to show that the weapon had been held close to
the body. The line of the shot shows at what angle tho weapon was
held. If it had been fired by a right-handed man himself, and Conn
was right-handed, the course of the bullet would probably have inclined
the other way, and the clothing would have been powder-burned.
When the body wa3 found there were two bullet wounds. The
second had struck about three inches above the first, passed entirely
through the body and buried itself six inches in the ground. The body
had not moved after this shot was fired. The testimony of the physi
cians at the inquest was that the shot through the heart was fired first,
but they said they did not know when asked what was the manner of
death. The upper shot had left a powder-burn showing that it was
fired at close range. The body was 1 ing on its back the arms thrown
up over the head, the legs straight and feet close together, and the
clothing neatly arranged as if by some one after depositing the body.
Continued on page 2.
The Bar Ducket
A. First National Bank, plaintiff,
vh J L Dewey, deft, action for money ; J
C Kullerton, atty for plaintiff.
B. Rachel DeBaw etal, plaintiffs, vs
II Wollenberg et al, defts, suit; C S
Jackson and E B Watson, attya for
plaintiffs and F W Benson and J C Ful
lerton, attys for defts.
C. J A McLaughlin et al, plaintiffs,
vs Martha E Mclaughlin et al, defis,
suit for partition; F W Benson, atty for
D. Ella Wall, plaintiff, vs The Ore
gon Securities Co, deft, suit; A C Wood
cock and L T Harris, attys for plaintiff
and A M Crawford and J S Medley,
attys for deft.
E. Wm P Johnson LumlerCo, plain
tiff, vs C R Potts, deft; Dexter Rice and
O P Coehow, attys for plaintiff and J C
Fullerton, and Crawford & Watson,
attys for deft.
F. Mollie Robinson, plaintiff, vs O F
Robinson, deft, suit for divorce; J A
Buchanan, atty for plaintiff.
G. Ole Hanson, plaintiff, vs Roy
Fish-r et al, defts, confirmation ; Frank
Micelli, atty for plaintiff.
II. Mary J Moore et al, plaintiff", vs
J F Rote, deft, suit; J C Fullerton, atty
for plaintiff and C S Jackson, atty for
I. Wilbur Drollinger, plaintiff, vs
Allie Drollinger, deft, suit for divorce; J
A Buchanan, atty for plaintiff.
J. Mrs A C Kidd, plaintiff, vs J II
Messier, deft, action for money; J A
Buchanan, atty for plaintiff.
K. II A McClaran, plaintiff, ve City
of Drain, deft, action for damages; L
Barzee and John T Long, attya for plain
tiff and G M Brown and J C Fullerton,
attys for deft.
L. Willis Kramer, plaintiff, vs The
Wm P Johnson Lumber Co, deft, snit ;
J C Fullerton and C J Levengood, attys
for plaintiff and O P Coshow, attv for
M. I .oft us A Kerwin, plaintiffs, vs O
D Ranks, deft, action for monev ; Frank !
Micelli, attv for plaintiff".
N. Grants Pass Banking A Trust Co,
plaintiff, vs C M & R S Everton, defts,
action for money ; A C Hough and F W
Benson, attys for plaintiff.
O. Firt National Bank vs Wester
Star Gold Mining A Milling Co, J A
Hm-hann and O P Coshow attys for
P. Ella Gilpatrick, plaintiff, vs Oren
Gilpitrick drft, suit for divorce: F W
Benson atty for plaintilTand J C Fuller
ton attv for deft.
Q. The J G Flojk Co vs Alfred Wol-
enberget al defts, snit; J C Fullerton
atty for plaintiff and F W Benson and A ,
Abraham attvs for defts.
R. P Peterson vs A T Thomp?on et
al, tail; W W Cardwell and O PCorhow
attys for plaintiff and Wati-oo A Craw
ford, J T Long and F W Benson attys
for deits.
S. H M Esterly, plaintiff, vs A D j
Bradley deft, appeal from justice court,
T Long atty for plaintiff and C I Lev-
ngood and C S Jackson atty: for deft.
T. Jas II Ward et al, plaintiffs vs
Anna C Warren, deft, cross complaint.
Watson A Crawford attys for plaintiff
nd J C Fullerton attv for deft.
U. Anna C Warren, plaintiff, vs Jas
H Ward et al, action at law ; J C Fuller-
ton attv for plaintiff and Crawford A
Watson attvs for deft.
1. Lulu Mooney plaintiff vs Harvey
N Mooney, deft, suit for divorce; Loui-
Bariee atty for plaintiff.
2. Patrick Jennings, plaintiff, vs
Noonday Mining Co deft, Crawford A
Watson attys for plaintiff and Woodcock
A Harris attvs for deft.
3. S K Sykes, plaintiff, vs G S Stir-
tan deft, action for money; O P Coshow
attv for nlaintiff and C I Levencood A
J T Long attys for deft.
4. E DuGas. plaintiff vs W P Andrus
deft, action for money; C S Jackson
atty for plaintiff.
5. Frank Snodgrass vs Anna Snod-
grars, suit for divorce; Chas M Kissing
er atty for plaintiff.
6. E G Young A Co vs J L Cowan,
deft, action for monev ; F W Benson
atty for plaintiff.
. A J Davis A Co vs W O Bridges,
deft, action for money; J C Fullerton
atty for plaintiff and Crawford A Wat
son and F W Benson atty for deft.
S. S J T Rast, plaintiff vs J A Hien,
deft, action for monev ; O P Coshow
atty for plaintiff and F G Micelli atty
for deft.
0. J W Rose, plaintiff vs O C Rose,
deft, suit for divorce; J C Fullerton atty
for plaintiff.
10. Calcassion Impliment Co vs W R
Lyons, deft, action at law ; J A Bu
chanan atty for plaintiff.
11. J I Case Threshing Machine Co
vs W R Lvons. deft, action to recover
money ; J A Buchanan atty for plaintiff
12. Mary K Brookes vs H II Brookes
et al, defts, action to recover money ;
C Fullerton atty for plaintiff, and
King, A II King attys for deft.
13. H Dyer, pluiutiff, vs George Gab
bert. deft, action to tecover money; O
P Coshow atty for plaintiff.
14. Rothchild Bros vs C F Cathcart
and Chas Thoni defts, action to re
cover monev : Frank G Micelli atty for
15. R L Sabin vs P T McGee. deft,
action to recover monev ; J C Fuilerton
atty for plaintiff.
16. P L Auten, plaintiff, vs Isabella
Mining Co deft, suit to foreclose mort
gage ; O P Coshow atty for plaintiff.
17. Robt Hildebnndby guardian vs
United Artisans, a corporation, deft,
action to rt cover money; John T Long
atty for plaintiff.
Stollu Tramel vs Georgo Tramel, deft,
suit for divorce; O P Coshow atty for
Continued oil second page
Lately with tlia Vdrnrnnt g9raPhi,ul and ueologiealjaarreyloi BraxO
South America.)
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor
OOIceoverPostoffke. ROSEBURG, ORHGOJ1. (despondence Bolidtad
Pride of Douglas Flour.
$1.10 Per Sack, For Sale By Any Grocer in Towi.
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
best selected wheat.
Roseburg Oregon.
is Your Roof skK? .rj;rM.
curing roofs.
Suppose you write us for particulars about ELATE KATE ROOFING. It
will go on over tin. corrupted iron, shakes, shingles or any other roofing material
It makes the best roof you ever saw. It never wears oat.
"Worcester Bull dine -PORTXtAJfD
New Arrivals
Even' day brings something now in Spring Goods.
VIOLE the latest thing in dress goods for suits
Skirts and Waists.
Also the "Cotton Crepe" we are the only ones in
the city who have imported this goods direct from
Japan. It comes in all colors and will sell for 20cts
per yard.
Pratical WatchmaKer, Jeweler, Optician.
Watches, ClocKs, Jewelry
Diamonds and Silverware
Watch Rep&irimg'
a Specialty.
Vice Preodeai-
Douglas County Bank,
EntulI ivhed IS83. Incorporate! 1901
Capital Stock, $50,000.00.
A general banking business transacted, and customers giTea every
accommodation consistent with safe and cooserratire banting.
Bank open from nine to twelve and from one to three.
When the Mists have Cleared Away
You will warn to make quick work with your
garden. We carry tho finest line of the cel
ebrated Planet Jr. Tools in the county. Send
for catalogue, or better, call and see them.