The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190?, July 11, 1904, Image 1

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    fc'OROn Historical Socjot
PORT.iWD
Vol. XXXVI
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, JULY 11, 1904.
No. 55
) (mttfrotler.
FATALLY SHOT BY HIS COMRADE
PRIVATE VANDIVER DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED BY
PRIVATE STUBS AT AMERICAN LAKE.
MORE RAILROAD TALK
A. B. Daly of Marshriold, Says Road
Will be Built from Drain to
the Coast.
Division Headquarters; Cainp Murray, Wash.,
Jul-9. As the result of a foolish soldiers' quarrel
over the spilling of some soup in the mess tent a seri
ous shooting affray occurred in the camp of the Nine
teenth United States Infantry, near division head
quarters, late this evening. Private Tom G. Vandiver
is lying iu a precarious condition in the field hospital
with a bullet hole through his groin and intestines.
while Private Freddie Stubbs is under guard, charged
with shooting down his comrade in cold blood.
From all accounts of the shooting it was not only
uncalled for but of the most cowardly nature. Stubbs
is said to have fired without warning, while his c
rade was unarmed and had no opportunity to defend
himself.
FREIGHTER FALLS OVER PRECIPICE.
iiUGEKE, Ur., July 9. A report from the Lucky
B03' mine reached here today of an accident on the
road between Blue River City and the mine yes-
f T-rlotT T? nka.t T-T 1 ...
twv"4.' -ivuuti t cb wai driving a team with a
wagon of freight, when the horses slipped and fell
over a precipice, 200 feet high, taking the wagon and
driver with them. The horses caught in the brush,
but Hayes went to the bottom and was so badly in
jured that he may not live.
PARKER AND DAVIS.
NEW YORK JURIST NOMINATED AFTER
ALL NIGHT'S SESSION.
GOLD STANDARD DEMOCRAT
AUTOMOBILE CAUSES TROUBLE.
The Oregoni an of Portland prints the
following interview with A. B. Daly of
Marshfield, in which that gentleman
undoubtedly eivea some verv interesting
ana authentic information regarding the
outlook for a railroad to the coast:
"Our people are looking forward with
a great deal of interest to the railroad
survey from Drain toward San Francis
co via Coos Bay on the Oreeon coast,
The engineering corps consists of some
-O) men who have been steadily at work
for over a year. The line as surveyed
starts at Dram, 162 miles south of Port
land, and follows Elk creek to its con- . J-2ea
fluence with the Umpo.ua near Elkton, MPASS ONED APPEAL OF RRYAN AOAINST PARlrf
. ... . - a i V llliv I I II1IIL.II I It Hi
Claud B. Cannon's Horse Bolted In
Attempting to Jump from 'Buggy
He Sustains Injured Arm.
.
NEW FIELD FOR PROSPECTORS.
R W- FENN,
CIVIL- ENGINEER
Lately with tin ,Df:fnn iatMphici! tn I noolieal survey of Brazil,
South America '
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor
Office over Postoffice. ROSEBURG, ORHGOH. Correspondence solicited
NORMANS'
ICE CPRAM PADI ODQ
TwtV - - v IV
FINE CONFECTIONERY
frHENORICK'S BLOCK OPPOSITE THE S. P. RAILROAD DEPOT.
Tropical Fruits
Cigars, Pastries
The Best Ice Cream Soda
thence down the north bank of the
Umpqua river for 25 miles to a point Inf
low ScottBburg, on tide water. Here
the line crosses the Umpqua at a point
called Brandy Bar. This is an ideal lo
cation for a bridge, as an island lies
near the middle of the nver. which at
this point is about 600 feet wide. From
here the projected line follows the south
oanc oi me umpaua river to about a
quarter of a mile from the ocean, where
the line strikes south along the foothills
to a point on Coos Bay opposite North
Bend. Here it is probable a draw bridge
will be located. From North Bend the
line follows the west Bhore of the bay
passing mrougn JUarsnneld. and oar
alleling the Coos Bay, Roseburg & East
ern Railroad to a point on Beaver
slough, thence down the north bank of
the Coquille river for a distance of 10
miles, where it crosses to the south side
and follow the coast. The survey
is now completed as far south as Port
Orford.
I he indications are pretty strong
that this road will be built. No ef
fort has been spared to locate the line
on. the best ground. In some instances
the line between Umpqua and North
Bend has been relocated three times
The building of this line would form
a valuable outlet to the Oregon and Cal
ifornia coast, and provide transports
Uon for immense bodies of timber and
coal in Douglas, Coos and Currv coun
ties. There are many billions of feet of
umber in those three counties which is
now unavailable for lack of transporta
tion facilities, and must remain in this
condition until a road is constructed.
From the Oregon line south the road
will traverse Del Norte and Humboldt
counties, rich in redwood and spruce.
where a junction could be made with
the Hammond road at Eureka, now
owned by the Hairiman system, which
will eventnallr be extended to San
Francisco. This is on the theorv that
this survey is being made in behalf of
the Southern Pacific. If the survey,
is generally surmieed, ts being made in
behalf of the Santa Fe system, a func
tion could be formed at Eureka with the
extension of the California & North
western, now being extended from Wil
lets to Eureka. Work is now being
pushed on both ends of this extension
simultaneously from Willels and Eure-
Ka. mis gap will probably be pretty
well closed thii year
'The construction of this road would
prove a boon to Portland's commercial
interests and do more to develop Oreeon
than any other improvement that could
possibly be undertaken. The isolation
which now prevails in the country to be
eventually opened up is well nigh com
plete for several months in the vear. es
pecially during the winter, when navi
gauon ai some oi the smaller ports is
practically suspended. The physical
obstacles to be over come in the im
provement of many of the coast harbors
are of such a nature as to preclude any
possibility of their removal, even if eov
eminent aid could be enlisted, and they
would never become satisfactory porta
IN VAIN. VICTORY FOR CLEVELAND
AND HILL FORCES.
After a dramatic all night's session, the ballot was
taken for the nomination of a candidate for President
of the United States in the Democratic Convention at
St. Louis, at 5:45 o'clock Saturday momiug, which re
sulted as follows: Parker 658, Hearst 200, Cockrell
42, Olney 37, Wall 27, Gray 12, Pattisou 4, Gorraau 3,
McClellan 3, Miles 0, Towue 3, Coler 1.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
St. Louis, July 10. Ex-Senator Henry G. Davis,
of West Virginia, was th:s morning nnniin.itefl fnr
CULT OT PGCNiLI
Y ZLLOW
SEA
WHY PORT ARTHUR IS DIFFICULT TO ASSAULT.
t Jb accompanying Uoompliiol mp well illustrate the difficult!-, which hr eoo
InntM Ike Jiiiunc In tht drmonimtiuni inin.i P. IhU. n. r :
t& Tietaity mxk. idtil ipoU for the mountior; cf sens to wj the thin uf tht sent.
Vice-President by the Democratic National Conven
tion, which adjourned sine die at 1:11.
Others iu the race were ex-Senator Turner, of
Washington; Congressman Williams, of Illinois, and
ex-Senator Harris, of Kansas. Mr. Davis won easily
on the first ballot. Ex-Senator Turner, the choice of
the West, was only third in the race. The vote stood:
Davis 654
Williams x65
Turner IOO
Harris -3
St. Louis. July 9. Amid scenes say that I have wn nntmn tn v
w 1 j vw aa
unparalleled in national convention
history the Democrats at 5:40 o'clock
JUST RECEIVED
CAR LOADS
Mitchell Farm Wagons
Road Wagons
Surreys, Buggies, Hacks
Champion Binders, Mowers,
Reapers, Hay Rakes, Etc.
We can save 3'ou money on anything in the Wagon or
Implement line. Give us a chance to figure with
you and you won't 1 egret it.
J. F. Barker & Co.,
Grocers, Phone 201
Hints to Housewives.
Half the battle in good cooking is to have good
FRESH GROCERIES
And to get them promptly when you order them. Call up
Phone No. 181 for good goods and good service.
C. W. PARKS & CO.
Jo. barker, of New xork. for presi
dent. Parker lacked just nine votes
when the first roll call ended, but be
fore the vote was announced Idaho
changed six votes to Parker and Ne-
"Despite the drawbacks incidental to . . , , . . , . ...
thelackof adeqoate transportation fa- dm one vow ana west Vir-
cilities, the Orezon coast conntry is de- Pma B3 m 13 and Washington
veloping steadily. The slacking down 10, making a total of G89. Before this
of the lumber trade, which is our prin- could be announced Governor Dock-
cipal source of industry, is being felt to eryf of Missouri, withdrew Cockerell's
some extent, as in all other lumber-pro- j j i. t n i
ducing sections of the West, but thi &ni m0Ved that Park8 noml-
condition is regarded as only temporary, nat5on be made unanimous. This was
as the tone is already better than it has done with a yell, and a demonstra
tion for the past 60 days. At North tion started. Everybody was too tired
Bend the two mills of the Simpson Lum- however, to offer very much and a
j i : rL , . . . . nnwl nf nffirmafcinn nnrt olovon Hinn.
buu uircigu. ine local uemana lor
lumber from the builders of North Bend Band spectators and a thousand dele
has been very laree. and indications rates madft hasta for fch BYiha
point to a continuance of this condition. n r u . , , j
as many buildings are in course of con! Bryan fought to preven Paries
UUUHU41HUH tiuu bu uu ib ruiueu uu uio
this morning nominated Judge Alton choose between militarism and pluto-
struction and projected. This new town
has been a wonder. It has broken all
previous records for the building of a
new city on the Oregon and California
coast in the same space of time. The
developments are of a substantial char
acler and are indicative of the latent
favorite sons and the anti-Parker
forces. He ureed each to try to hold
his own men in line.
The anti-Parker people played for
. . . . . ...
time all night, while at every oppor
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possibilities which this section of Oregon tunity they hammered at Hill and the
posseea. When you come to think people back of the parker hm
that Coos Bay ,s the only deep harbor of n . an . oft . M . .
any consequence; between Humboldt
the nomination of all the candidates
Bay and the mouth of the Holnmhia
river, a distance of nearly 400 miles, it except Parkei: that is, ho named
becomes pretty near a locical eeauence ftanh And aai nnnn tha now nlnf fnrm
to any reasonable mind that a citv of IfJrf
1.1 ... vuw uiiLUiaidUU UUILCU U UU1V il
nAnBtrlarahla wmvmAtnl Xmma.a..a I J
uuiwuiuai nil yJi muco I ii . , , , .
mn.(iuu.m(i,.1!..a ... n inanwortny oi me peoples trust
tenant r?rVi in ra1 lum Ia could be named for Dresident. He
wwwy m WUI f U Ul aUVi ClttvUl I
tural possibilities. The port of Coos said all the candidates except Parker
oay is me oniy point rn tne enure fa- were such men. These candidates
cific coast between San Diego and the
British Columbia line where a Fteamer
loading with the products of the coun
try can secure an adequate supply of
reasonably good fuel at a moderate cost,
mined within a stone's throw of the
docks. This is an advantage that will
become more valuable as developments
progress. Railroads traversing the Ore
gon coast will be abl6 to receive cheap
fuel, a very vital element of operating
expense. North Bend has a payroll of
something like $36,000 per month It
is still growing and is the leading raanu-
fauturing town between Eureka and Astoria.
were Hearst, Gray, Olney, Cockerel!,
Miles and Pattison. Then turning to
the New York delegation he said:
"Nebraska asks nothing. All we
want is a man we can get behind and
work for and trust. Eight years ago
the Democratic platform placed our
banner in my hands. Four years later
my commission was renewed. I now
return the standard and take my
place in the party ranks. You may
charge that my leadership was faulty,
and that I failed, but I defy you to
trust or false to the Democratic
faith. Do not comnel Democracr to
. .
cracy; ao not iorce us either to ac
knowledge the god of war or bow
down to the god of gold. Give us a
man of and for the people.
Bryan's speech threw the conven
tion into an uproar, but the plans of
the Hill-Sheehan-Murphy combine
were too well laid to be shaken.
Bryan's last stand in the conven
tion was made with hollow but blaz
ing eyes and a voice so husky that it
seemed to tear the verv flesh from
his throat. Dawn shown in upon the
sickly lights of the convention hall,
where thousands of people, weary to
the verge of collapse, sat and listened
to the proud justification of the beat
en leader.
For fifty hours Bryan had slept less
than half an hour. He had led the
fight against the Parker men in the
committee and on the floor. In the
committee he was moro successful
than on the floor. A great demon
stration followed Bryan's speech, and
as the roll was called the Nebraskan'
left the hall on the arm of his broth
er and in five minutes after his arri
val at the hotel he was fast asleep.
His marvelous physique had been
taxed to the utmost and as he walked
to the hotel, two blocks away, he
leaned heavily on his brother and he
fairly fell upon the bed.
Bryan said to a Scripps News re
porter: "As the end of the roll call
approached I saw that Parker was
near enough to the nomination to win
on the first ballot, then I loft the hall
to get a needed rest. I had not slept
for fifty hours."
For nearly ten long hours master
ful men, leaders of the party, battled
with all their strength and ingenuity
that long years of experience endowed
them to win the fight
When Mr. and Mrs. Claud B Cannon
were going to the Jake Jones place north
of town in their buggy Saturday morn
ing, tliey were met at the turn of the
road near the old slauuhter pen bv Mr.
Sutherlin in his automobile. Mr. Can
nonbeckoned to Mr. Sutherlin to stop as
ins horse showed signs of becominu
greatly frightened at the machine, but
for lack of control of the auto or other
wise, the machine steadily approached,
Mrs. Cannon, however succe-eding in
aiignting safely from the buggy in the
meantime. Claud took a side road in
endeavor to control his horse, but
iially bo.ted and niissini: a small
bridge at that point it ran into the
ditch. In attempting to jump before
the buggy went into the ditch Mr. Can
non was thrown into the ravine and
sustained a severe injury to his left arm
eeriously straining and wrenching the
ligaments of the arm at and above the
elbow, liillie Hurd, who accompanied
air. fcutherlin, rushed to Mr. Cannon
assistance while Mr. Sutherlin caught
and quieted the horse. Mr. Cannon
was taken into the Clovd residence near
by where he soon rallied sufficiently to
come to town and receive services of a
physician, Dr.Twitchell promntlv dre
ing uie mjureu arm, which is likely to
give Mr. Cannon trouble for sometime
Mr. Sutherlin greatly recretted the ac
cident, saying that it was the first ex
perience of the kind he had met with
since purchasing his auto, he making it
an effort to avoid frightening teams on
the public highway or streets. Very
little damage resulted to the horse or
buggy.
LITTLE WAIF WAXES FAT.
Has a Happy Home at the Henn
Hopkins Residence.
Ecoene, July 9 TUe mysterious ad
vent of the newborn girl baby found on
the river bank Tuesday night is still the
common topic of conversation in Eugene.
The infant is waxintr "fat and sassv"
at the home of Henry Hopkins. It i
perfectly formed girl whose wakinir mo
ments are undisturbed by childish ills.
As a result of investigation bv th.
authorities a local physician was author
ized to visit a certain domicile in that
neighborhood where a girl was known
to be sick. His examination broucht
lorth conclusive evidence of recent con
finement, although the patient stoutly
r it
uiuumucu ner innocence, she is now
very low.
The neighbors are hichlv indisrnant
over the heartless manner of trvinsr to
dispose of the waif, and talk strongly of
instituting criminal proceedings against
the perpetrators of the outrace. The
spot where the child lav when discov
ered is by no means a bed of roses.
The ground is covered with refuse such
as tin cans, broken bottles and creeping
vines with sharp thorns. In the midst
of this array lay the nude infant ou its
face, with its little nostrils filled with
sand. No wonder it cried.
SOME RICH GOLD DISCOVERIES MADE ON THE
UPPER NORTH UMPQUA RIVER NEAR HOACLIN.
W. W. McMillen, the genial postmaster at Hoag
hn, was transacting business at Roseburg Friday and
favored the Plaixdealer with a pleasant business
call. He says some very rich quartz discoveries have
been made lately on Honey creek, a small tributary of
the North Umpqua, in his vicinity, some of the pros
pects assaying over $200 in free gold per ton. These
discoveries are found practically within the Bohemia
mineral zone and will no doubt develop into valuable
mining property, as the ledges are well defined and
permanent. These discoveries will encourage pros
pecting in that part of the county and some very rich
finds may be reported before the season closes, very
little prospecting having been done iu that territory
up to the present time!
From the fact that the famous Bohemia mines are
only about twenty miles distant from this locality, as
well as Steamboat creek, where some good placer pros
pects have been discovered, it is not improbable that
some rich mines will sooner or later be discovered in
this section of Douglas county, which is easy of ac
cess from Roseburg.
Large game also abounds in this section of the
county.
BASEBALL OBITUARY.
Four Qame Series A Flat P.m.,-.
Resident Ball Players Wanted.
and shrieked for half an hour at a
Midst the boom of noisv celebration
guns, the fizz and pop of firecracker and
the swish of illuminating rocket, the
Oregon State baseball league went up
and out.
The league was putting up first class
ball, but somehow it has been an off
seaton in the valley for the national
pas ime. Some attribute the failure of
the league to the four-game series which.
it is claimed, no small town can stand.
as the interest lags on account of a sur
feit. To this condition is coupled the
further fact that hicher salaries than
heretofore were paid for talent. On a
two-game series last vear Salem not
only paid her salaries and had moneyleft
but also purchased baseball grounds.
The only reason that Sacramento is not
in the big league is because that town
could not stand the drag of four games
per week. The expense of keeping a
team is no more, but in a small town all
the fans can not attend every game and
nothing kills sport quicker than empty
benches.
After two experimental seasons of val
ley baseball it begins to look as though
patrons of baseball will not be able to
launch the pastime on a permanent
basis until a team of resident players is
secured. By resident players wo mean
baseball talent which does not depend
entirely on baseball for n livelihood.
Eugene Register.
Patent Cable Drive Saw.
The patent cable drivo saw inveuted
by Geo. O. Walker, of Walker Station,
is in demand. He has just put up one
for Marshal Bros, at Marcola and it
works to perfection.
Mr. Walker has just contracted with
the Frazor foundry to build 50 of the
machines, which, when fitted out with
gasoline engine ready to saw down the
giants of the forest and cut them up
into saw logs, are worth 450 each.
Eugeno Register.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets Better than a Doctor's
Prescription.
Mrs. J. W. Turner, of Truhart, Va.,
say a that Chaniborlain'i Stomach and
Liver Tablets have done him more uood
than anything ho
could cot from the
Twelve thou- (octor" If any physician in this coun-
sand excited men and women cheered yJv t0 ,con,pounJ m
., . , . . that would produco such gratifying
u w.ou luvoruea, unu jerreu me op- re8nitg in ca8t)a of 8t0mach troubles,
posing forces. They hurrahed, yelled biliousness or constipation, his whol
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time would bo used in
one medicine. For sale
tors & Co.
preparing this
by A. C. Mar-
CLOUDBURSTS IN EASTERN OREGON.
Shaxzko, Or., July io. Reports received here
today state that several terrific cloudbursts during the
past three days have inundated the section traversed
by the Ochoco river and tributaries. In the Crooked
river valley a wave 30 feet high swept everything be
fore it. Although wire communications from Prine
ville and other towns toward upper Ochoco are entire
ly cut off it is not believed that there is much, if any
loss of life. A courier on horseback saj's the crop
damage is great. The country is not thickly settled
or there would undoubtedly be many lives lost.
F. W. BENSON.
President.
A.C.JLlESnES.
Vice Frexldcat-
Douglas County Bank,
KtbUhccl 18 83. incorporated ,001
Capital Stock, $50,000.00.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
F. W. BENSON. R. A-'BOOTll J. H. BOOTH. J. T. BRIDGES
JOS. HONS. A.C.SfABSTEB3 K L SOLEE.
A general banking business transacted, and customers given tsrezy
Accommodation consistent irith safe and conserratiTe banking.
Bank opn from nine to twelve and from one to three.
James Arrance
Machinist
Is now prepared to do all kinds of machinist work,
such as turning, milling, drilling, grinding, buff
ing and polishing. Saws gummed, knives ground,
shears ground, clippers ground on John Van Ben
schaten clipper grinder.
FARMERS' CASH STORE,
E. A. WOOD & CO, Props
DEALERS IN
Staple ane Fancy Groceries. Highest Price paid
for country produce. Fresh bread daily Your
Patronage is respectfully solicited.
All Farts of tke City
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Watches, ClocKs, Jewelry
Diamonds and Silverware
Watch XepairiBg
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