The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190?, April 27, 1905, Image 1

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Roseburg, Oregon
Population, W. The County Seat of Douglas
County. Oregon Soldiers Home; 0. 8. Land Office
and V. S. Wtather Bureau arc located here 8 P.
railroa l division; soleiidld educational advantages.
Gateway to the Coon Bay and Coquille country.
Roseburg Plaindealer
Ths mm', widely read newspaper published in
Southern Oregon and conwuuenily the BIST adver
tising IU ' T a rwm . ' . i.
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printing department In connection. Established
mints. Buuacr i.tlon, per year for ttemi-Weekly.
No 34
l0rical Social,)
Fifty-three Branches Represented Enthusiasm
At a High Pitch Eloquent Addresses
Portland, April 26. The big, enthusiastic conven
tion of the state development leagues is on in Portland.
Hood River, with 75 members, sent the largest del
egation. Independence and Monmouth came next, with
48 delegates, headed by the Monmouth band. The arrival
of each of these delegations was heralded with cheers and
appreciative applause of the crowd. Medford, Ashland,
Roseburg, Baker City, La Grand and other distant centers
of prosperous districts of the commonwealth have repre
sentative delegations of about a half dozen citizens from
each. Salem, Hillsboro, Newberg, The Dalles, Oregon
City, all are well represented, while one delegate each are
registered from Joseph, in the far northeast corner, and
Crater Lake National Park, at the southern remote sectiou.
B th of these delegates hail from regions soon to be
brought nearer to Portland by building of new railroads.
Perfume of apple blossoms mingle ! present to answer inquiries. Officers of
with the leaven of Oregon hops in the 1 the branches will be expected to provide
brew of enthusiasm that marks the an- for the care of such visitors as go to
nnal gathering of the Oregon Develop-' their respective localities. These, in
merit League upon the celebration of its : brief, are the chief objects which is
first birthday. That it is a thrifty in aimed to accomplish at this session,
dustrial organization is best evinced by j There will be no election of officers, as
the spirt of friendly rivalry that has the annual convention is held in the
been aroused between different localities middle of the organization ear.
of the commonwealth. Its initial con-j Rarely has a more representative body
vention a ago was the first, when of men and women of Oregon assembled
leaders of industrial interest of 33 coun
ties u-..ited in formulating plans for a
state-wide organizttio 1 that would bend
its energies for all sections, with mem
bership actuated solely by the desire for
a greater Oregon Today delegates as
semble from 53 branch org nizations.
each of which is just as important an
integral part of the whole as anv of the
What has been accomplished is con
temporaneous history the cementing
of citizenship in such unity of purpose
and harmony of effort as has not before
been known, together with the estab
lishment of bureaus of information in
each of the localities included in branch
organizations, to which homeseekers
and inquirers may be referred. Now. on
the eve of the Lew is and Clark Exnoei
tion, the league hopes to perfect plans E Ho'er- of Slem Pident of the
bv which the most effective results m.v ! Willamette Valley League, called the
in the state than that which filled the
Marqnam Grand main floor this fore
noon for the opening session. Bankers,
capitalists, railroad officials, farmers,
fruitgrowers, professional men jostled
each other good-naturedly in the lobby
while the registration of delegates wa
in progress, nearly 500 of whom in
scribed their name on the list.
Morning and Afternoon Stssioa.
At 10 o'clock. President E. L. Smith
called the league together at the Mar
quam Grand, and introduced Governor
Chamberlain, who delivered the address
of welcome.
President Smith replied in a neat
speech and was followed with enthus
iastic add esses by H W Good, W I Vaw
ter, Tom kichardson and ethers. Colonel
be obtained from the thousands who
will come to Oregon during the coming
Summer season.
Objects Are Mary
It is desired to seenre special excur
sion concessions from the railroads bv
which holders of excursion t ckets from
outside poms miy m ike side trips to
different sections of t!.e state at greatly
reduced rates. In order to interest
meeting to order at 2 o'clock. Walter
Lyon, a newspaper editor of Indepen
dence, secretary of the Valley Leagne
assisted tim. Addresses were made by
Colonel Hofer, and by the following:
Professor E D. Reesler, president of the
Monmouth Normal School, "Education
a feature of Developement ;" Mayor J.
H. Hawley.of Monmouth, "Fine Stock
of Polk County ;" Hon. Ben Jones, Lin
coln countv. "Onenin? Yannina Rar la
strangers in the resources of the state, the ( 0mmerce of the Uillamette Val
each branch will be urged to prepare ; ley."
reliable information in compact form i
- ... . I A prominent feature was the reDCrt of
concerning their own section, an office '
will be maintained at the fair where j the committoe on transportation.
this information may be disseminated, i Business meetings and executive ses-
and well-informed
attendants will be I s ions will follow.
General Shooting at Hempstead
Over Local Option Issue-Two
Others Dead.
Hempstead, Tex., April 25 The com
pany of rangers wlrch was the immedi
ate cause of last night's deplorable trag
edy arrived here today. The town is
quiet and no further trouble is feared.
The death list now numbers three and
the injured two. The dead :
Cougressmann John M. Pinckney.
Captain H. M. Browne.
John E. Mills, a Prohibitionist.
Wounded :
Roland Browne
K. E. Tompkins, slight wound in ti e
It is understood that Congressman
Pinckney favored the Prohibitionists.
An election was held here April JO and
the town went ''dry " Since then there
has been considerable feeling, and yes
terday a petition was circulated calling
on the Governor lo send a troop of rang
ers to enforce the local option law :md
preserve order. The petition charged
that the local officers were not doing
their duty.
A meeting, which had Wen called
during the day, was held last night to
discuss the petition. K. K. Tompkins,
secretary to Congressman Pinckney, was
speaking in favor of the petition when
the trouble started H M Browne, a
prominent lawyer and Prohibitionist,
had b en seeking to get the rl xir after
Congressman Pinckney had replied to
his protest against the resolution.
Finding that he could not get the at
tention of the chair, Browne is reporttd
to have tgun using language consider
ed offensive to several ladies present,
and this precipitated the shooting. No
one seems to know who fired the first
sliot, out wlien tne smoke cleanel awav
Pincknev and Browne were dead a
Mills was dying
Congressman Pinckney is said to have
been first to fall, and wiinee'-es say a
kinsman ol Browne was nrst to abort
Indictments By Grand Jury Held
Be Good.
Democratic Indictments Convictions are Doubt
fulHow the Jury is Drawn.
Trial Next
Ai I iiunn nr
I all miujo ur j
It is not a disqualification by section 965 of the
State Coae that the name of a juror is not on the last pre
ceding county assessment roll, and that he is not a tax
payer in the county, and unless such a disqualification cau
be implied from the provisions of the law for selecting
jurors, it does uot exist.
The Oregon statute does not permit pleas in abate
ment to indictment upon any ground.
The only objection which can be taken to the grand
jurors by plea in abatement, after they have leen sworn
and made presentments, "must be such as would disqual
ify the juror to serve in any case.''
A jiand juror who reports after the jury has been
sorn aud charged may or may not be sworn, in the dis
cretion of the court, when there are enough grand jurors
without him.
Mr. Heney is a de facto officer, and is entitled to
continue in the office until it is judiciallv declared bv a
nd competent tribunal, in a proceeding f r that purpose, that
he bad no right to it.
The court cannot take cognizance of the objections
to the effect that Mr. Heney has been very prejudiced
Congressman I inckney was 1 orn in Tex-1 agaiust the defendant,
as in 184o, was a Confederate veteran, j
an attorney by profession and a Demo- ! PortUnd. April . In a decision
covering pages of typewritten manu
script, and containing !HX words,
Juds Bellinger this Morning sustains 1
every point raided by l. strict Attorney
Heney in his demurrer to Senator M11
chel ' ple.i in ab iternent. The opinion
evidences a careful eoxidwtioa of
every law point inv lived, ant is pro
nounced irnprezna'iie I y Heney, who,
with other ifovernment officials, is
highly elated by the ruling.
Judge L R. Webster Will Conduct
the Senator's Defense With
A. C. Woodcock.
Kugene, April 25 County Judge L
K. Webstar ii to conduct the defense of
State Senator K. A Booth, who was in
dicted by the fe eral grand jury for
complicity in ths land frauds, says the
Portland Journal of yesterday. Senator
Booth was arraigned before Judge Bel
linger at two o'clock this afternoon. A.
C. Woodcock, of Kugene, who is associa
ted with Judge Webster in the defense
of ths ease entered a plea of not guilty
for his client.
Senator Booth it the head of the great
Booth-Kelly Lumber Company, whose
Prompt and United Action Needed in Securing
and Placing Creditable County
The time is drawing near when the various coun
ties of the state will pack and ship their respective ex
hibits to the Lewis and Clark fair, and grand old D mglas
cannot afford to be behind her sister counties in making a
creditable disp'ay.
At a meeting of the executive the committee'of Dong
las County Commission for the Lewis and Clark Fair, held
operations in government land occupied 'at the Douglas county bank Tuesday afternoon it was
th -" - ..I tka I t j : 1" 1 . a "
louna that there is an apparent lack of interest in many
H-i ui me county in the matter of preparing and main
taining a suitable exhibit of Douglas county products and
resources at the coming fair. This county has been al
lotted space for a general exhibit at the exposition and no
further time should be lost in taking active sUds toward
wiiu( 1 u tvuiv vu 10 uirr- 1 1
noon mm Twy UnmU In the absence of - ""4 " " appropriate display. ISO COUDty in the
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r. neney, Assistant Lns-nci Attorney state 11 US more Or better natural resources than nre CaanJ
within the borders of Douglas county. What we need is
more people and more capital to develop thei
the attention of the grand jury duri
must of the last week of its session
was indicted for conspiracy to defraud
the government of a portion of its pub
lic domain. I-is co-defendants are J. H.
Booth, hia brother, and foiuier receiver
of the Roseburg land office, and T. K.
The proceedings in court this after-
Hanks appeared for the government
Senator Booth was accompanied only by
his brother. County Judge J. O. Booth
of Josephine county, snd his attorney,
A. C. Woodcock. Mr. Woodcock in
formed the court that Judge Webster
would be associated with him in the de
fense of the case.
Senator Booth and Judge Webster
hove been close personal friends for
many years.
On account of Lewis and Clark Ex
position at Portland, Oregon, the South
ern Pacific Co , will s-'.l ticket daily.
from May 20th to October 15th, 191)5, at
the following reduced rates Indi
vidual tickets at one and one third fare
for the round trip, good thirty days but
not later than Oct. 3lst, lf.
For parties of ten or more from one
point, must travel together on one
Judge Betin-tt, cii'isel fir Senator
Mitchell, take rue d f -at a gracefully
as po-wible, and states that it 14 too
early to predict what the next step will
be. Senator Mitchell wa p-eeeut dur
ing the ruling, an I wa plainly disap-p-iin'ed.
The deoiiMon aftevt the cases
of manr other defendant-', who have
tirkel latth wara'i narrv tirketa m-ill 1m.
old at one fare' for the 'round irip, Kood ! iteoa Pinnin lUir ,al"' on lU" c"n,ea
ten davs.
For organized parties of 100 or more.
moving on one day from one place, iu-
diridual tickets will be sold at one fare
for the round trip, good ten days. N i
top overs will be allowed on any of the
above tickets, tney must be used for
continuous p usage in each direction.
In addition to the aoove. Coach ex
cursions will be run from time to time.
for which individual tickets good onlv
in Coaches will be sold at very low rates.
White Lake City, the cominz great
metropolis ot r-ouitiern Oregon u nig re,ijellL.e
beaut if ally situated on Klamath Lake,
is surrounded by 400,000 acres of the
best agricultural land in the world, Ex
ceptional opportunities for every line of
business and investments. Big Open
ing June 1st 1905 W. W. McNeff,
agent for the Oklahoma and Oregon,
TownsiteCo will be at the Hotel Mc
Clallen for a few days.
turns ratceil hv Hennett in t lie plea in
abatement in the Mitchsll ca u. Ail
will he forced to trial, u:iIims thev can
find new grounds for delaying proceed-
i ing.
The court hold that the grand jury
was legally organized, and the o j-x--tiona
as to the qsalificatlOM of the
jurors are found to bs without force,
and there is no defect in the organisa
tion w.tich would invalidate the jury.
Regarding the right of 11 -iiey to act
ae district attorney, the c .art rules that
the question could not be raised col
latterally, as he is defacto district at
torney. The court refuses to consider
the allegations of p'eju lice of Ileuey
againtl Mitchell, stating that it was a
mere matter of opinion, and, even if
true, would not BUtfice to ret aside
the indictment. Heney 'a influence with
the grand jury could not be affected by
i'ayhurst Notes
Real the Plaindealer for all the News 1,1
Mrs. Oscar Applegate was visiting in
Ha hurst and Skelley last Sunday.
John Wagoner and Gen. Neuner, of
Drain, drove through our valley last
Mrs. Flora l ong spent a few days here
last week visiting relatives and friends
before going to her hi me in Eastern
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Applegate were
visiting Aunt Lucy and Irene Applegate
and Mr and Mrs. John L'.ng last Satur
day and Sunday.
Mrs W. W. Love and two children
spent a few davs in Yoncalla last week.
Mra. Love's baby, who has been quile
sick, ia much better.
W. W. l ove ia engaged in shearing hia
beep. We may be able to report the
output of wool n our next. J he "ah e "
ia a pet and a "whopper."
Leslie Miller, accompanied by bis
friend, Ray Taylor, came up from Eu
g. ne on the 15th and spent a week's va
cation at Leslie's home here.
Ben Huntington Sr. and F L. Ken-
ney, of Roseburg, made a trip to "Old
Baldy" last week. Some one suggested
to Frank that he ought to wait and go
up there when strawberries are ripe,
and Ben, with bis usual foresight, "give
it away" that he wanted to get Frank
: there an 1 away again before strawberry
The court holds that the validity of
the pioceedings before the grand jury
could not be assailed by the plea in
abatement, inasmuch as it is the prac
tice in the federal emit to folio .v the
state proceed u re, and surh a plea is
not recognized by the Oregon statutes.
Williamson and severalother de
fendants were present. United States
Attorney Heney is much elated over the
decision. He says: "It ia a clean
sweep, and cleare the dockets for the
triala in June There is still a demur
rer to be argued hut it's a mere matter of
form, and the defendants place no re
liance on it. This disposes of the at
tempts of the defense to evade trials."
through some indictments at Washing
. ton, on a charge of destroying public
records. It ia generally admitted here
that Heney ha outmatched Benuett in
the preliminary bouU over the plead
ings, but that he has any chance 'o
cunv rt even Mitchell is denied. On tbe
point I hat Mitchell was receiving part
of the firm's fee in handling timber
land cases, all will depend on the test!
tnnnv of hia law partner. Tanner. It is
exected that the banks where checks
were bandied wiil furniah important
testimony against the indicted man.
(ireat interest ce iters in the conclusion
of the trials, as all limber land business
ia paralysed in Oregim, and no (ales
w hatever can be made, and a great deal
of money and ma iy enterprises are
kept out of ttie state while tbe agitation
Ifieratk ladictmrtu.
So far the whole investigation into
t he timber land fraud has been in the
hands of Democratic official, a Demo
cratic judge, a Democratic U S. district
attorney and a 1 democratic grand jury,
selected by Democratic commission
ers. On top of this a strong Republi
can faction has done all in its power to
have all its political enemies dragged
into the conspiracy, and alt it friend
kept out. Under such circumstances
conviction will he almost impossible.
How the Jary is triwa.
The Uni'ed Slates grand and trial
juries are drawn bv a jurv commission
compose 1 of C. J. Reed, of Portland,
and A. Bush, of Salem, and is selected
from taxpayers in the various counties
of the sLate. The jury can be challenged
for cause the fame as governs the state
practice or perempory challenge are
allowed. The grand jury consists of 21
members, and the trial jury of the regu
lar number, 12 The trial juries will
again be composed of men of the same
manner of selection. The clerk of the
court hcie is a Democrat, aud the U. S.
msrshal is a Republican, and they will
have something to do with drawing the
Effects of Pica la Abatcaeat
The weather during the week h-s
been favorable for germination and
growth and tbe soil is in good working
condition. A large amount of rammer
(allowing has been done and the plant
ing f corn, pot a toe-,, sugar beet and
gardens has been pushed. Spring wheat
seeding, except on very low land, is
practically completed. All grain and
grasses have made excellent growth dur
ing the week, and these crops are gen
erally in a very promising condition.
Tbe ragar beet acreage in tbe Grand
Ronde valley has been considerably in-!
creased. Cat worm hare made their
appearance in tbe on ton field of Wash- ;
ington county, but the damage done by
them has been alight. Hops are very
thrifty ; tbe vines in many yards reach
to the top ol the poles and their tiaioing
is in active progress. Slock everywhere
is in fine condition : th. flow of milk in
the dairy district is abundant ; the in
crease of lambs is above ihe average,
and sheep shearing baa become general
Peaches, pears, prune, plum, cher
riea and spricot have been more or lees
injured by the late frosts : in some few
localities very slight yield are expected,
while in other section the outlook is
much better. The late varieties ot ap
ple have not bloomed as full as usual.
Strawberries are doing well.
Liberal space at the Lewi and Clark ' mittee that the county should appro
fair has b-en alloted to Douglas county priate not lees than f-JOno for this par
lor an exhibit of her many produ ts and Pe. and that the people of each town
the enterprising citixens of the county nd community take up the matter and
and various Commercial Clahs should that proper samples of the products
see that a creditable exhibit is collected ; of 'eir several localities are prepared
and forwarded at lite earliest possible n1 forwarded to the expieiiion. Every
Jal- producer and every locality will be
Of the state appropriation of foOO.000 given proper credit for their exhibits,
for tbe use of the fair, this county is re- j n'l tr, articles will be carried by tbe
quired to pay in taxes approximately p B. K. Co. free to charge.
I20.000. In order to get any dednite The schools of the coanty now have
, result fmni this expenditure in the way tneir exhibit practically completed, and
I of attracting settlers and investors, it i the mining exhibit is well under way.
very necessary that a crelitable show- Besides the expense of collecting aod
ing of oar products and resources be arranging tbe exhibits, it will be neces
made where the thousands of visitor to BT7 to have an active, wide awake in
the fair may see them and thereby be dividual in charge of same during tbe
i induced to locale among us. , fair, to keep everything in shape and
Coos county is spending over $10,000 te 1 visitors about the great natural re
. on their exhibit ; Jackson coanty about ( sources and advantage offered bv Doog-
. and many other counties similar il8 unr. Prompt, energetic work by
amounts. In D .uglas countv the in- i ....
signirioant sum o! $500 has been appro eoUirP""n .
priated. and this on the condition that j folta are sore to follow for oar
the citixens subscribe a similiar amount, i entirv coanty. Don't wait, one for
It is the opinion of the executive com- another, but art now.
A Cottage l rove cv.rrepon ent writ s
as follows: Another large cougar 1 as
been killed near the Bohemia mines.
William Hawlev and sons, who live IS
miiea from here, on the railroad, have
! been missing sheep ail winter. Friday,
! when on a hunt, tbe dirs treed a large
i congar. which was shot. This mak 8
! the fonrth cougar ihat ha teen killed
, in that neighborhood within the
few weeks.
. K. !
berry boxes and crates of
New York. April 25 Aa a reaolt of
ihe rescind. og of the order exciudlng
women from the court room, many
women and girls were present at tbe
Patterson trial th s morning. Walter
Noma, desk sergeant at tbe Leonard
street tatin, was tbe first witness
called He identified the revolver se
sared when Nan was brought to the sta
tion. Captain Dennie Sweeney told of
a conversation he held with the prison
er after her arrest.
Land Fraud Convictions Doubtful.
A Portland special of April J5 h says:
As the land fraud trials drag along th
impression deepens that there will never
lie any con iction of prominent peop'e
who have been indictid. So far as Con
gressman Hermann is concerned. Prose
cutor Heney gave that up, and rushed
Thepletitnot a bar to another in
dictment for the same offense, provid
ing that three years do not elapse be
f re the indictment ia returned. A
prominent attorney of this city, when
interviewed today, gave this opinion
and defined the plea in abatement as
going to this one indictment only, and
not to the crime.
The contention of District Attorney
Heney is that the only way to reach the
question would be by a motion to quash
the indictment hacked by affidavit of
fad, aud that the present plea in abate
ment is a plea of conclusion, not sup
ported by affidavits.
Lima, Ohio, April 25 The Standard
today cot the price of crude oil four
cents a barrel in tbe far west, and two
rents in the eastern field. Ohio brings
the Kansas oil down to 57 cenPi, and
Indiana oil was cut one cent. This is
just one-half the price paid before tl e
anti-Standard agitation begun in Kan-
Yoncalla Notes
Wilkesbarro, Pa., April 26. Ton miners were in
stantly crushed to death today at the Conynghain mine, of
the Delaware & Hudson Company, ihe men were being
lowered into the mine, aud when 350 feet from the surface
the rope broke and the cage fell to the bottom of the shaft,
r f a
a distance 01 400 teet. A rescuing pitrty was at once or
ganized, and they found the bodies of the mm in the bot
tom of the shaft beneath a mass of debris. They were ter-
11 1 w n a .
riniy mangled, superintendent roote is at a loss to ac
count for the accident. An examination of the rope was
made today before the first cageful of human fieight was
lowered into the mine, and it was found to be in good con-'ditiou.
Mr. It rook hart is employed a nurse
for Mra. Lovelace.
Aunt Susie Smith is very sick and un
der the care of Dr. Mortensen.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Applegate were
visitor in Rice Valley last Saturday.
Harry McClallen and George Staley
were in town from Roseburg Monday.
Mra. I auman gave a birthday dinner
Sunday for her little grandson, Donald
Dr. Hunt and Z. L. Dimtnick, of Oak
land, were among the many caller in
our town Monday.
Mra. Lucy Lovelace is very ill and her
ister from Coles Valley has taken the
little daughter home with her.
Mr. and Mra. Winnie Applegate of
Hav hunt and Mrs Clay Long of Monu
merit , Or., were visiting at Oeo. Apple-
gate' Saturday.
Mra. Leona Siennett is in the hospital
of Dr. Schleef at Cottage Orove for treat
ment for bsce in her ide, and at
last report was very poorly.
We have heard of the wedding at Tan
gent of Mia Lottie Ma raters and Mr.
Lloyd Si 11 1 on. Miss Lottie formerly
lived here and has mauy friends who
wish her abundant happiness.
Mr. and Mra. John Miller were in
town last Friday to bring their son, Le
lie who was returning to school at tbe
State University. Leslie report tout
the other Yoncalla boys, Gua Pert
Ben aud Phil Huntington are doing good
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of our products, and the neatness
of our packages are in accord with
every detail of our business.
We offer you perfect service with
drugs that are PURE and FRESH.
We are honest in our efforts to serve
you faithfully and we ask that you in
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with your patronage.
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diseases, corrects deformatiea and
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