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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON MONDAY, OCT. 31, 1904
How to Vote for President and on
the Great Prohibition
There Is An Array of Five Tickets
in the Field for Voters'
An order for the printing of nino
thousand official ballots and a like
number of sample ballots for Doug
las county for use on the eighth day
County. J. N. Hart, of Polk County,
A. CL Hough, of Josephine.
Parker and 1 avis are represented
by Thomas H. Crawford, of Union
County, W. 1!. Itillard, of Columbia
County, Walter S. Hamilton of Doug
las County. J. A. .letfry, of Marion
The prohibition candidates for
president and vice-president are:
Silas CL Swallow and Ceorge W. Car
roll. Their electors are I. EL Amos,
of Multnomah County, Leslie Hutler,
of Wasco County, W. P. Klmore, of
Linn County, T. S. McDaniel. of Mult
Eugene V. Deli and 15en Hanford
stand for the Socialists, and their
electors are: C.W. Harzee, of Warn
County. William Heard, of Clacka
mas County, C. Ilerrington, of
Multnomah County, and S. EL Holt, of
Watson and Tibles are the stand
ard learers of the Peoples party.
Their initials do not appear on the
ticket. The Peoples electors are: J.
S. Hill, of i.inn County, L. H. McMa-
Victims of a Rear-End Collision on
the Southern Pacific at
JOCKEY HUNG IN WIRES
of Malheur Countv. and (1. F. Schmit-
lein. of Jackson County.
Declined With Explanation.
of November is a reminder of the han of Ma.rion count-v- P- E- PhelPs-
approach of the presidential election.
In this state there is so little interest
manifested in the election that there
is likely to be a light vote unless the
populace is urged to action by some
very forceful means. How many
voters know the names of all the can-
didates for president and for vice- j
president? Who knows all the can
didates for presidential ejectors?
The ticket for the election is a
neat little document six and a half hv
eleven inches in dimensions.
tains the usual heading, the names of
five candidates for president and five
for vice-president, and twenty names
of persons who are candidates
for presidential electors. I'pon the
ticket the voter is instructed to "vote
for or against prohibition on the sale
of intoxicating liquors for beverage
purposes for the entire county of
Douglas." The voter does not vote
upon this question, as usual, by writ
ing "yes" or "no" after the question.
The question is now presented in this
From tlie Toledo trailer.
The Iea.ler has received for publica
tion an original neiii, entitled MLawa
Reverie." Tin- tirst line runs thus:
'Oh. come to me iu tny dreams once
that's enough. We can't imhlixh the
poem. We have no sympathy for a
yoiiDi: man who wants her to come to
him in his dreann. If he's all right and
It con- i she's all right, he should want her to
oome not in shallow, but in snlstanre
the real thing, so to speak ; and he
shou d want her to come not in hip
dreams, but when he is wide awake and
entirely at himself.
No, we can't publish the poem Be
sides, the author is not a eul)scriler.
We ire guilty occasionally of giving
space to a pretty bum piece of jingle.
! if the perpetrator is value! snh-vrier.
but others should tack a dollar bill on to
their ff:i-ions not iitve-sxrily for pub
lit-ation, but as a guarantee of good
32 For Prohibition,
33 Against Prohibition.
At the approaching election the
voter marks a cross or and X between
the number and the question which
expresses his wishes.
The Roosevelt and Fairbanks elec
tors are first on the ticket. They
are: G. B. Dimmick, of Clackamas
County, James A. Fee, of 1'matilla
Accidtntly Shoots Playmate.
AsHLAxn, Or , Oct 2i Harold Jack
son, the 1 1 -year-old son of Hon. D. H.
Jackson, residing near Ashland, received
a dangerons wound this afternoon from
a shotgun in the hands of a playmate,
The lads were looking out for wild
geese and while "monk, ving" with the
gun in the orchard, Ci-et-eer pointed it
at Jackson. It was disc argei unac
countably, and throe buckshot took ef
feet, one entering the abdomen. The
father left with the wounded boy for
Portland on tomtit's train to place him
in a hospital.
Gravel Train Smashes Caboose and
Four Cars on Through Freight
Traffic i s Delayed
CMUtun m wreck.
.Men injured J. C. Turner, New Or-
leaus, chin cat and bruised by horse fall
ing on him ; John Natress. Salt Lake,
employe of Jack ISrsnnon, badly bruised ;
Nick Malen, commonly known as "Ken
tucky," hurt internally ; J. F. McCar
thy, employe of Winter A Johnson, sev
eral cuts on head ; Henderson, owner of
Murat, several bruise ; Herbert Kent.
Spokane, sprained knee; A. Berry.
tireat Falls, Mont , bruised and scratch
ed ; A. Neal. F.ugei e, nead bruied.
Horses killed Clivocn, from W. D.
Kendall stable, badly injure 1, and shot :
Axminster, from same stable, killed.
Horses bruised and scratched Bum
mer, Suburban Queen, Tom Kingsley,
Stewardess. Sally tioodwin and Hogarth
from stable of Winters A Johnson ;
Murat and an unnamed colt by Salva
tion, from Landall's stables.
COMMANDERS OF THE BALTIC SQUADRON.
The Baltic squadron, which RuaaU haa at but started fur the aaat to raliara Ota
narl situation there, is in command uf Vice Admiral KojestvrDsky, wheat) two rear sd
nurais are Vuelksraaut and Eoquist, both capable officers.
It's All Settled But the Pitching of
the Tents and Erection of
APPEAL TO VOTERS
R. W. FENN . . IL S. Deputy . .
rw . Mineral Surveyor
Civil Engineer u
Lately with the govern- Q v , r Poetoffice.
ment geographical and pnFiinR ORKiiOX
geologieal survey of Bra- KOSLBLKO, OKiAjON.
zii. South America . . . Correspondence solicited
Nothing will add so much to the appearance and at
tractiveness of your home as a new coat of Paint, and
the COST will be SMALL if you buy your Paints and
MARSTERS' DRUG STORE
RANGES AND STOVES
STEEL RANCE8 THE BEST ON EARTH
$35.00 to $50.00
Heating Stoves in Large Variety
FROfl $2.50 UP
We are showing an immense line of Fur
niture, Carpets and Wall Paper and can
make you prices better tbau you can get
in Portland. Call and be convinced : :
Albany, Or., Oct :. A gravel
train, running extra, ran into the
rear end of through freight No. 221.
of the Southern Pacific Company,
about a quarter of a mile north of
Jefferson, at 4:15 this afternoon. No.
221, in charge of Conductor Hoffman,
had stopped and was taking on wood
at the vard when the accident
It is alleged that the flagman sent
hack from No. 221 had onlv gone as
far as the first telegraph pole when
the gravel train with a full train of
cars heavily laden with gravel shot
around a curve, and before it could
be stopped crashed into the rear end
of the regular freight, telescoping
the caboose and four freight cars, its
career being stopped by a steel flat
car loaded with 80 tons of coal.
The engine of the gravejl train was
completely wrecked and Jthe caboose
and four freight cars of the regular
were also smashed into kindlinir
The second car in front of the ca
boose contained a string of ten run
ning horses belonging to V. I). Ran
dall, or Great Falls, Mont., and John
son & Co., in transit from Iewiston,
Idaho, to Oakland, Calif. In the car
were Herbert Kent, jockey, and Mike
Malone, both of San Francisco; John
C. Turner, trainer, of San Leandro,
Calif.; John Natress, Jockey, of Salt
Lake. These men were knocked in
various directions and considerably
bruised, though no bones were broken.
One man was thrown into the air
and landed among the telegraph
wires where he remained for about 20
minutes before he was able to get
A. Nell, of Seattle, who had some
horses in a car forward, was visiting
in the Randall car, and happened to
be looking out of the door when he
saw the gravel train approaching, and
jumped. He escaped without injury
other than a few bruises. The in
jured men were taken to Portland on
the afternoon northbound, which
went to Portland from Albany via
One of the horses in the car was
killed outright and one, which had
landed on the boiler of the engine be-
onging to the gravel train, had to be
shot. Of the remainder, Clavosa and
Suburban Queen were Beriously in
None of the train crew were in
jured, the caboose on the rear of the
regular luckily being empty, and the
engineer and firemen jumped before
Immediately after the accident the
company s local surgeon, togetner
with a wrecking crew, left for the
scene of the accident. Passengers
on the Albany local were transferred
and brought here by the Lebanon
train. The track was cleared in
about 12 hours. In the meantime all
trains went via the West Side and
Corvallis, crossing on the Corvallis &
Eastern at Albany.
State Pride and Important Commercial Interests as
Well as Political Reasons Should Prompt
Every Citizen to Vote
B. W. STRONG'!
THE FURNITURE MAN
Portland, Oregon, October 28. 1904.
To the Voters of Oregon -After the Presidential election the news
papers of the country will teem with comparative data touching the growth
of Oregon, uf Washington, of Md; fact, the growth of every Pacific
State since the hist Presidential election will be given fullest publicity.
And papers of Washington, Seattle in particular, will publish in bold-faced
type the growth of that state; and should her ratio of increase exceed Ore
gon's, there will be no end to newspaper comment nor to the distribution of
literature showing the disparity between the ratio of these two States. Will
it not cause inquirv and subsequently emigration if newspapers, almanacs.
and government and other statistics all over the Nation advertise that Ore
gon since the last Presidential election has grown equally in population with
other States of the Pacific? The fact is. we have grown in population, and
it but remains for voters of this State to demonstrate that fact to people
who are looking to the Pacific for future investments and homes.
And there is another side to this question. Senator John P. Dolliver of
Iowa remarked to these headquarters recently that the best place to get
legislation in Washington is at the White House; and he emphasized the
importance of Oregon giving Roosevelt and Fairbanks a larger majority in
November than the State went in June, listen to sulwtantiallv his own
words: "You will have a call on the President and his immediate political
familv then. 1 hev will be constrained to not deny Oregon s delegation in
Congress any reasonable request. Your rivers and harbors, your irrigation
schemes, the jetty at the mouth of the Columbia, the 'canal at The i'alles.
your arid lands, your forest timber lands, your transport service, your
World's Fair, and your federal buildings these and whatever else require
help will stand a far greater chance of satisfactory attention from Congress
than if the people of your State wrap the drapery of their couches about
them and lie down to pleasant dreams. Why, Iowa will give Roosevelt and
Fairbanks at the very least 100,000. This is conceded. Still the red-fire
of enthusiasm is illuminating even' precinct in the Hawkeve State. What
for? Simply because it will redound to our State's credit at Washington
I beg pardon for submitting to you this long letter; but having some
property interests in the State, and being a comparatively zealous native
son of Oregon, my humble efforts have been and will continue to be along
the line of commercial speculation rather than political speculation. I have
in the discharge of my duties as Chairman of the Republican State Commit
tee striven to couduce to my Party's best interests, and have striven also to
promote the best interests of the State; and so long as I continue in this
capacity, my chiefest aim shall be to contribute not alone to the best inter
ests of the Republican party, but to the best interests of the entire people
of Oregon; and in this latter regard I believe that if this letter to you will
cause any apathetic citizen to vote, my humble efforts will not have been in
vain. Your obedient sen-ant,
FRANK C. BAKER.
Chairman Republican State Committee.
COOS BAY ROSEBURO RAILROAD
BY MYRTLE CREEK MAIL
It Should Really Go to the "Mis
souri Bottom" After this Elo
Paul Mohr and Elija Smith Still Investigating Rail-
Road Project in Coos County
feats Md Sheep for Sale.
80 head of goats nannies and 4
wether, kids. Price $2 75 per bead.
100 bead grade Cotswold stock sheep,
about good mutton at $1.50 per head.
J. H. Hawlby.
Saturday's Marsh field Sun says:
Paul Mohr, of I .on Angeles, a gentle
man prominent in railroad circles, has
been in this section for several days
past as the guest of Klijah Smith, and
with whom he has been making a tour
of the county. Mr. Mohr'a presence
has attracted considerable attention and
it is significant that he is making a
close examination of Coos county re
sources and possibly keeping his eye
open for a railroad outlet to the interior.
Mr. Mohr and Mr. Smith have been
warm friends for many years and were
associated in business when the latter
was president of the Great Northern
Railtoad. It is a fact that Mr.
Smith spent several days in the
mountains this summer with promi
nent engineers for the ostensible pur
pose of ascertaining the moat feasible
pass to the railroad, and since Mr.
Smith's timber land would reach all
along the line of a railroad from here to
Roseburg, the present action of these
two gentlemen lends color to the belief
that there is something in the wind, the
nature of which is a railroad to the out
side. The ex-president of the Ureat
Northern is not given to talking and
when asked for an item today replied :
"The atmosphere is salivated in Coos
county with items."
Messrs Smith and Mohr spent yester
day in the mountains above Myrtle
Point, having with them J. C. Haynes
as guide. They are now resting up from
their trip at Empire City.
We were standing in front of the Mai)
office, discussing the "versus" of many
things: Kooeevelt end Parker, Russia
and Japan, and finally the respective
merits of Medford and Ashland in their
rivalry for the proposed site of the V. S.
Cavalry post. This last led me into di
lating upon the advantages accruing
from the establishment of these Gov-
erbment military stations. I enumer
ated these advantages and showed how
they helped the farmer, they consumed
his produce ; the merchant, the soldiers
are free with their money ; the lumber
men, the post requires a deal of lumber ;
the carpenter, there is little use of lum
ber without a carpenter to work it up;
the miller, wheat must be ground before
bread is made of it and in a soldiers'
camp there are many mouths to feed;
the latorer, his welfare is apparent
since all these depend upon labor.
In fact, gentlemen," 1 continued
warmly, "there isn't a single profession.
trade, business, or occupation in the en
tire contiguous territory but what is
benefitted, individually and collectively
by the establishment of a post, and 1
wish we were as fortunate as Ashland or
I admit I was enthusiastic, but I was
excusable. I had hail experiences, I
had seen an old, defunct, adobe village
in California rejuvenated and developed
into a city of big hotels, electric lights.
street railways, and business made pros-
uerous bv Uncle Sam selecting it for a
cavalrv port with a 130.000 monthly pay
roll. In the midst of these observations
1 was interrupted by the liveryman.
"Why Ashland or Medford," he asked
when there is as good a point for a cav
alry post five miles south ol Myrtle
Creek as exists an v where on the coast.
This gave as a new idea and it was
while we were discussing it that we
were introduced to a man who had seen
army posts both at home and abroad.
Possibly it was only his polite interest
that led to inquire concerning the site
we were discussing, but it was the en
thusiasm of the liveryman that made
us take this man of much travel for a
drive along the beautiful river road
through the Missouri Bottom, to a point
which the liveryman had indicated as
being surh a splendid site for Inch
Sam's cavalry to make th.emse.ves a
The day was perfect ; the sun was just
warm enough to dispel the chilliness of
autumn, and the bracing air was rich
with ozone. Our friend drew in full
breaths of it with sheer enjoyment, and
he remarked :
"The sick ought to get well and the
well ought never to die with such air as
this to breathe."
The leaves of the oaks and the maples
were various shades of chrome yellow.
darning red and rich russet browns, and
the evergreen of the firs stood up as ex
clamation points on a printed page.
After all, "he observed, as he drank
in the beauties of the valley, "there is
no place like America."
We were iust on the bench by John
Weaver's place when he suddenly ex
This is the place the liveryman
meant you don't need to tell me, it
aiDarent. Why. man, it unfolds itself
like a chart in the War Office, fully la
beled and listed, a Cavalry Port, it only
"I nodded in vigorous appreciation
for it was a confirmation of my own
"I don't mean to be irreverent," he
went on seriously after a moment, but
the lay of this land makes ma think the
All-Wise must have been interested in
cavalry Dosts. and he had an aye to
their future wants when he created it
doesn't it seem so to yon?
I nodded again and called his attention
to the high, flat table or bench land on
the left of the road, where the middle
sweeps off in an even grade into as pret
ty a stretch of level valley as one wonld
care to see, leaving natural flat-topped
abutments on either side.
He gave an appreciative nod as he
fife It waa a joyout lite a roltcktmc lite
Dp at the OBcer's Own ;
There waa tbe Colonel's wHe and the Major's
he grade. "It is simply wonderful how
prodigal nature has been in construct
ing this 'made-to-order' ampitbeatre
and arena, and it certainly must have
been planned for military uses, at any
rate it bears all tbe necessary ear marks.
It seems :
"There la m destiny that ahapes our enda
RmiKh hew them, thooajh we may."
I n affairs of war as well as peace."
Then after a slight pause he began
again: "That would be a splendid
stadium for troops in action ; those two
parapets were certainly designed as
proscenium boxes for the review stand."
Then smiling, "Say, just imagine the
Kaiser in the box on the right directing
his favorite, high-stepping regiment and
they were coming round that bend and
Teddy in the other box waving his
rough riders on with his sword, as they
charged off that bit of elevation over
there wouldn't there be a lovely lot of
compound German fractions left?"
I smiled at his enthusiasm and he
We'll rom and hare a romp with yon
Whenever you're Inclined."
"Do you think they will be inclined?"
"We are barely out of sight of Ven
ezuela yet," he said significantly,
and I caught a glimpse of things to
Then while we wandered on up the
valley we fell to discussing various inter
national possibilities, till we came to a
high, segregated hill, which immediate
ly attracted his attention.
"They'll name that hill, the first
thing," said he. Do yon know what
thev will call it?"
I shook my head negatively.
"Helio Hill. It must have been piled
up there expressly for a signal station,
just the thing for heliographing it car
ries all the recommendations."
Then we came out beyond the hill on
to another bit of wooded bench land
that overlooks the head of tbe valley,
where tbe I'mpqua sweeps around in a
curve at the base of the foot hills.
"Now, wouldn't a bunch of Russian
Cossacks enjoy tumbling off this bill
and go chasing off across the valley on
their rough, little Barb ponies?"
"I never saw any Cossacks," I remind
"They ride much like our cow boys.
but tbe resemblance ceases there, the
Cossack hasn't the Westerner's initia
tive." Then he asked: Where does
this road lead to?"
"Four miles and Riddle is right away
over that hill, about two miles off," I
'And we are five miles from Myrtle
'It looks to me like the people of
these towns and this section the whole
country, in fact, could hardly afford to
take a wink of sleep until they had call
ed the attention of the Government to
this beautiful site and its natural advan
tages. How many acres does the poet
"About twenty five-hundred."
"Well, if I am any judge, they could
(.Continued on second page
Chicago American Turns on
Cleveland, Olney and
ARE ALLIED TO CAPITAL
Party Connot Profess Anti-Trust
Principals With Such
New YoK,'.Oct. 28. Hearst's Ameri
can, which is supposed to be supporting
Parker, has printed a long editorial
which, in part, is aa follows :
"Senator Knox tells the truth when
he accuses the Democratic party of in
consistency in professing anti-trust
principles, while at the same time in
cluding among its conspicuous leaders
August Belmont, Cord Meyer, Thomas
F. Ryan, John B. McDonald, Patrick
McCarren and others of like kind. It is
mere political madness to allow such
Democrats as G rover Cleveland and
Richard Olney to take the stump. For
every Republican vote they gain, hun
dreds, if not thousands, of Democratic
votes are lost. Tbey don't represent
genuine Democracy on the trust issue,
nor on any other which has popular
strength behind it. Cleveland did noth
ing toward prosecuting trusts when he
was President. Later, be did his beet to
hinder their prosecution by Attorney
General Kncx. OIney'a position is no
Do the managers suppose that at any
stage of tbe Presidential campaign it haa
been advantageous to the Democratic
cause to have Belmont, of Wall a treat,
associated with it, or Meyer, or Ryan?
The names of these men imply to the
people's mind trust influence in politic
quite as much as the names of Rocke
feller, Morgan and Baer. To the voting
masses of both parties, the names of
Olney and Cleveland carry no better
suggestion of friendship for true Demo
cratic principles. But they do revive
bitter memories of party betrayal anal
special suggestion of hostility to labor.
Can the Democratic party hope to win
the Presidential election without tbe
labor vote? The eloquence of Knox has
not been half so helpful to Roosevelt
as two speeches of Cleveland and
S. P. Shutt. ex-editor of the Giendaie
News, has located with bis family at
Portland. Mr. Shutt haa purchased a
three-story rooming house on Park stieet
back of the Portland.
With all sincerity we
say t 70a oar c i
stint purpose is t o
dispense Pmre Drags
and perfect products,
and we ask you to
help us in our GOOD
WORK by giving us
your patronage .
FULLERTON & RICHARDSON
NEAR THE DEPOT, ROSEBURG ORE
The ad vent of the Thanksgiving tur
key is foreshadowed and appropriately
heralded by the arrival of the cranberry.
It will pay old and prospective sub
scribers to read the Plaindbauw ad on
the laat page of the paper.
And two ol the glrla from home."
Then he broke off humming and
pointing to the bench land said :
'Surely that was made for barracks
and staff headquarters." Then turning
toward the valley, he went on : '-What
an admirable play-ground for cavalry!
Why, there must be twenty-five hnn
dred acres of that polo ground down
there, and five hundred horses could
charge the entire length of it abreast
and not be crowded! Troops could
sweep down that splendidly leveled
grade, from off that tableland onto that
veldt a hundred abreast without a break
in their ranks, and the whole maneuver
could be directed and reviewed from
these two natural parapets," indicating
tthe elevations on either aide of the
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
P. W. BKK80M, R. A. BOOTH J. H BOOTH,
J. T. BRIDGE!, JOi, LIONS, A. C. MARdTBJU
K. L MILLER.
A OENERAL BAN KINO
Your Ranches and Timber
Lands with me. : : : -
R. R. JOHNSON,
I HAVE EASTERN CUSTOMERS
AND CAN SELL
OFFICE IN MARKS BLOCK,