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in la6S. BuUcriptlon, fi per year for rieml-Weekly.
Population, 3500 Tbe County Seat of Douglas
County. Oregon Soldiers Home: C. 8. Land Office
and C. S. Wtather Bureau are located here S. t
railroa 1 division: splendid educational advanugea.
Gateway to the Coos Bay and Coqailie country.
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY i8, 1905.
GREAT NAVAL BATTLE
IS PENDING OFF FORMOSA
Rojestyensky's Combined Fleets Off For the
'Open Sea Collision With Admiral
Togo Hourly Expected.
St. Petersburg, May 17. It is believed here that
Rojestvensky has at last made a dash for the Pacific with
his combiaed fleets and that he will take his course north
of the island of Luzon, off the Philippines. It is certain
that the Russian Admiral has orders to fight, the Admiral
ty being anxious to mike a final test of strength with the
Japanese if necessity occurs.
That Rojestvensky shortly will hazard ( dine to the belief that the Rnssian Ad
all on a sea fight is the general belief of ' miralty has not ordered Rojestvensky to
navy officers here. He could not hope
to return to the West, it is pointed out,
even if the Russian policy contemplated
averting tbe sacrifice of bis ships. Ro
jestvensky's return without a fight
would be equivalent to resignation of
The Russian bureaucrats, military ex
perts say, must still be ignorant of ac
tual conditions in the far east, and for
that reason, it is believed, strong pres
sure has been brought to bear on Ad
miral Rojeetven.-ky in dispatches from
his government, to accept battle or even
force it. A minority of tbe experts in-
abandon his policy of delay
Plans of Togs
Amoy, China. May 17 It is believed
that part of the Japanese fleet is taking
up a position below Formosa. The Jap
anese get orders from this vicinity at
The state of martial law first declare I
at Tamsui, Inland of Formosa, and sub
sequently made geueral throughout tbe
island, has been followed by the ap
pointment of a military executive, and
the moving of the women and children
from tbe Pescadore Islands to Formosa
FOR THE BENCH
Eugene, May 17. John Fletcher, who
was shot in tbe face by John Branton
near Cottage Grove one night in March
while the two were going from Cottage
Grove to Branton's farm, Branton's ar
rest following the deed, has begun suit
in the circuit court against his assailant
for $10,000 damages. Fletcher's com
plaint recites as follows :
"That on or about March 5, 1906, near
Cottage Grove, Oregon, the defendant
pnrpoeelv and malicious! v shot and
WHIP YOUR WIFE,
GET WHIPPED, TOO
Wife-beaters will be subject to pun
ishment alter today, for an this day the
famous whipping-post law passed by the
Legislature goes into effect.
The new law provides that a man con
victed of wifebeating may be punished
with whipping, not exceeding 21) lashes,
but this is only an additional punish
ment and not tbe exclusive punishment
for the crime. Tbe old punishment by
fine or imprisonment is still under effect
under tbe new law. Judge Fraser says
wounded the plaintiff with a pistol, j be considers the new law more of a
powder and ball, said ball striking tbe
plaintiff in the face breaking his nose
and tearing oat and totally destroying
the plaintiff's left eye, causing him great
bodily pain and mental anguish. That
by reason of said injury tbe plaintiff's
face is permanently disfigured, his
health unpaired and bis ability to earn
a livelihood greatly lessened and im
paired. That said injury was inflicted
on tbe plaintiff by the defendant with
out fault or neglect of the plaintiff. That
threat than anything else, and he ex
pects that it will be used very seldom,
if at all.
Tbe whipping-post is merely a sym
bolical term, for no whipping-post, such
as was used in Colonial days, is to be es
tablished. Tbe law provides that the
whipping shall be done within tbe walls
of the County or City Jail. The lashes
Bball be administered by tbe sheriff if
the wife-beater is convicted in tbe Cir
cuit Court, and by a regularly appointed
by reason of defendant's said wrongful policeman if a city court orders the pun
act tbe plaintiff is damaged in tbe sum j ishment inflicted.
Ot 1 1U.UUU.
Fletcher also asks for a judgment for
tbe coats and disbursements in the suit.
John M. and Geo. A. Pipes are his attorneys.
A fund is being raised in Astoria for
the purpose of providing ammunition
with which to shoot tbe seals at the
mouth of the Columbia to prevent their
destroying the salmon when tbe next'
Special sales by Stearns 4 Cbenowith
Oakland and Yoncalla, White and other
sewing machines $15.00 and up ; water
pipe ; wire, plain and barbed ; cut and
wire nails ; the only guaranteed black
smith coal ; two carloads Page woven
wire fence, the only tempered wire fence
for sale. n3 tf
Saturday, August 12, has been selected
as Aeronautic Day at tbe fair.
MARSTERS' DRUG CO
ALL KINDS OF
PAINTS, OIL, VARNISH
Portland, May lti. That Henry E.
McGinn is the foremost candidate for
the Federal Judgeship for the District of
Oregon to succeed the late Charles B.
Bellinger is the outlook at this time
Powerful influences are behind Judge
McGinn's candidacy, and it is the belief
of his friends that his chances of ap
pointment at the hands of President
Roosevelt are gilt-edged, lu behalf of
Judge McOinn is being urged his reputa
tion as a lawyer, of ability and long ex
perience, his non-connection with any of
the active political factions and line-ups
of the present time, and his reputation
for integrity as an attorney lief ore the
Multnomah courts and those of the state
for a long period of years.
The Vlultuomah Circuit liench has-i-dorsed
Judge McGinn. This carries with
it the recommendation ol Circuit Judges
Frazer, Cleland, Sears and Creole. The
latter judge lias made an application for
BILL" BRADLEY WON'T COME
HOME, OR RATHER STAY HOME
Sought by United States Marshals and Blood
hounds, But as Usual "Bill" Wasn't
Again the notorious Dousdas County mountaineer,
"Bill" Bradley, has come to notice, not through any lau
sensational criminal act, but simply from the fact that
Uuclo Sam, learning of the inability f the civil authorities
to take "Bill ' and punish him for the many crimes and
offenses laid at his isolated cabin door, has at last enlisted
the services of federal offcers to take him dead or alive,
with his boots on or off as the case may be, but as is related
in the popular song, when officers call at his low thatched
the place, but he accorded his name to domicile, "Bi U Bradley won't come home." And despite
an indorsement of Judge McGinn. This I .., , . r , , .
is a strong help to Judge McGinn's can-1 th vigilance and careful search of the fedeial officers last
didacy, and it is the general belief of j week Bill Bradley is still enjoying his freedom iu the wilds
tnoeewnoare.nteresteu in contest 'f lhe Casc;ules between Dou-las and Klamath counties.
luai me iiiuorceiiiem 01 me .uuiiuoiiiHii
bar .will go to McGinn. Accompanying
the indorsement of tiie bench is a strong
personal letter by Judge Alfred F.
Sears, attesting the qualidcations of
Judge McGinn, and penned as president
of the Oregon State Bar Association.
Judge Lowell, ot Pendleton, is U iked
upon by some as the uext likely candi
date. William D. Fenton denies his re
puted candidacy, while Judge H Carey-
says that while he would be proud to in
appointed to a station of this kind, he
will make no "unseetnlv scramble fur
Early but week a tall, dark-corn- take it up. Mr. Johnson and his
plexionetl man, wearing a white hat. hotmds boarded the southbound local
corduroy trousers and a buckskin j last evening for Medford and Mr.
shirt, and leading two vicious- Mowers returned to Portland on the
looking bloodhounds, made his ap-, night train.
pearance in this city. At a local liv-J "Bill" Bradley is well known to
ery stable he made arrangements for nearly all of the older residents of
three saddle horses and a stall in central and eastern Douglas county:
which to keep the dogs. He an- those who are not acquainted with
n.,nnOi4 flint n.imA vaj I,Kncn Kim kivj IiaifhI . V ki 1 J ,
an office of the dignity of United States I
District Judge. If it were given to me ana t fiat ne expectea to go up tne mat neo ano alone in toe forest far
I would sav thank voti. but I shall make North I mpaua River for a short up the I mpoua he has held full swav
nn pfT.irt til MviirA tin otiirs Tti. Prt.i '
dent knows me and mv oualitication,"
said Judge Carey this morning.
GRAND EXCURSION TO
time to hunt. for a quarter of a century, appatent-
Laat Wednesday Mr. Johnson was lv looking upon that isolated region
joined here by Deputy I'nited States as one created for his exclusive bene-
Marshal Blowers, and together they fit. Vhi!e friendly and hospitable t'
started for the headwaters of the temporary visitors, he al way resented
North I mpqua. where they expected the attempt of anyone to settle in
to arrest a well known hunter named close proximity to his homestead, or
William Bradley, who has been place livestock in that locality to
charged with divers crimes, offenses, graze. This several prospective en-
: killine nVmr nut of season or some- trvmen nnd -.-f tlempn e tK..v die
It is this kn"wn antipathy t
"something his brother humanity anl ther peo
live of the Lewis and llarkfir.
Roseburg today arranging for a b g em- tbxag of that kind. Bradtey bears covered to their a UTOV, and the lat-
cursion trom this city to rortiand oi' ' Me reputation "I oeinjj a man wno ler especially to their financial detn-
Jnne 12, Roseburg and Cottage t.r .v.-1 takes if.. 1 care of himself, and MO- merit
uay at me great exposition. A Mko .. pfe expected to hear of
assise vi ioog viiaii uai i laic an, n-'uo t w i . .
dropping wnen tne uioounounas were pies BfMMCK Ma: has iel many pe -
turned loose, and have Mailed news pie to believe Bradley guilty of crimi
ol the conflict anxiously. nal acts which have U-en c .nimilte 1
Yesterday tw.. very tired and jaded within the limits of his "domain."
horses, ridden by two very tired and Time and again cattle have been poi
dugasted deputy I r.ited Mates Mar- soiled" or driven off. fires have been
shals, and followed by two weary and set on valuable timler lands and three
fOOUora bloodhounds, returned to men are said to have met their de.it i
Roseburg. The officers reported that
upon arriving at Bradley's cabin. Si I
miles fr.m here, they discovered that
Bradley had been absent for the past
two weeks, and that the scent was so
trip will be arranged and auuouuctd
Mr. Nadeau, is also distributing Ex
position literature and silk a Iges. the
latter consisting of a neat louhle-tow.
one end being the stars and strip-s In
miniature, the other tbe BKiuaitiOB
colors, red, white, blue and veDow. Mr.
Nadeau is a very genial and eMeftain
ing gentleman and is whooping it up for
the fair, with "Hit the Trail" as ids
slogan. He is the right man in the
Cottage Grove, May lti. The main
of tbe city waterworks are so small that
they are unable to carry a sufficient sup
ply of water for the needs of the city
The question of rebonding the town
for I'JO.OOO to replace the present
four-inch mains with ten inch mains
was voted on to fay and was carried by
a large majority.
The city will also buy a large tract of
land in order to have absolute control
of tbe source of water supply. The
erection of a large reservoir is also being
discussed with the citv council.
sluggers employed HIGH COMPLIMENT FOR THE
IN CHICAGO STRIKE
Chicago, May lo. Sensational dis
loHurea are crowding in since the ar
rest of eight meu for complicity in the
murder of Chaa. J. Calmro'u by union
lolior professional sluggers, for which
the -n mi paid was about $47 It had
lieen agreed to "educate" him to death
for IIS, hut the opportunity did not offer
at the right time, and there were inci-
leutals iu the way of carfare, etc , that
the carriage makers' union readily paid.
I'he following persons are now under
arrest for the murder:
Chan. Gilhooly, naval deserted and
prof optional Mugger.
Kdward Keeley, professional slugger.
Mark l.ooner, professional sludger.
Chas. J Casev, business agent, car
riage makers' union.
The four men have been held to the
i;rand jury without bail. Tbe police are
Oregon Information Bureau at Portland
Makes Some Timely Suggestions to
Portland, May 17. - Editor Plaindealer We are in receipt of your
paper regularly and desire to congratulate you on the splendid iasae of the
loth, setting forth the adrantgag-3 and resources of Douglas county.
This edition should be taken up by the merchant, professional and
other men of your city and county, and scattered broad cait throughout the
We will be pleased to assist in the distribution of them. If yon have
any extra copies for distribution we can place to your advantaee a consider-
actively searching for President Miller, j able quantity, say 250 or more, as our visitors register shows for last month
of the carrtagem.kers union, and ; that over m - , .
o T " . .1. lUljOUUg
people throughout the state.
We suggest that your merchants and others take up the matter of
advertising and get out a neat and complete booklet descriptive of the coun
ty and use the matter you have if not distributed. The R. R. will bring as
any ad matter you may send us, free, if addressed to the Bureao above.
Don't send by express unless prepay ed.
Oregon Information Bureau.
r.dward shields, member ol tbe execu
tive board, said to have voted the money
ot the murder of Carlstrom.
Following are the scales of prices for
labor tduggers :
For murder $100 to ITiOO.
Knockout where victim i- rent to hos
pital $J5 to 100.
Leu or arm broken $10 to $15.
Kye gouged out $10 to $'.J5.
I'iain beating, if any bones are broken-
$5 to $15.
Tlie police say there are four gangs of
professional sluggers located in various
part ol the city, where they can lie
reached readily by telephone. When a
man is to be slugged or killed, head-
juarter? of one of thee gangs is noti
fied. The price is understood, and the
work is srelily done. All told, there
are probably lot) of these professional
loggers, and they are at work all of the
time, either for labor uuions or upon
their own hook as hold-up men.
CONDITION OF THE SUCCESSFUL MEETING
VAWOUS CROPS AT ROSEBURG NEXT
A very successful convention of tbe
FARE TO LEWIS
AND CLARK FAIR
The weather during the past week i
was showery and too cool for crops to western diitrict of the Oregon C. E. un
make satisfactory advancement. Good 'on w held at Cottage Grove Saturday
rain fell in ail sections of the stale, nd Monday State President Rockwood
l h e occurring in the western portion WM present Saturday, and from the
being especially cwpions and timely. , time the trains r ached the Grove until
The condition of the grain crop con- j the convention closed enthusiasm ran
tinner satisfactory. There are some! high. Much time was given to confer
com plaints of fall wheat turning yellow ence on the beet methods of committee
confined principally to that sown on low : work. A spleLdid junior rally was con
iand. Rye, oals and barley are doing I docte I Sunday afternoon by Mildred
nicely, while anrins wheat has stooled ' Lister of Eugene.
well and is very promising. Hops con- The talk by Rev. H. M. Andrews,
l..ri,,g , be Lewis and Clark Eiposi-' ,inue uneven mnd ,he wea,her has i misswnary from India, Sunday evening
tio. the M.uthern 1 '.otic Compwv will ! "dvd ro''b' 10 PrtioM of , w very interesting, bringing out the
nil r und trip tickets to Portland,' limit 1 "ik lx,UDtv tbe iond of the habits and religious customs of the peo
thirtv d.v.. at one and one-third fare for i v.,n 18 1 ! .
clover auu pastures are growing rapidly. Alter electing tne fallowing officers
Alfalla is backward and a light "tirst the convention adjourned, to meet in
Hop" is indicated. Gardens, potatoes, i Roseburg in the fall of lyOb:
corn, sugar beets, field onions and beans
are growing slowlv, and warm, sunshiny
the rnund trip. For parties of ten or
ni.re traveling on one ticket, one fare
for the round trip. For organized par
oi one hundred or more, individual
tickets at one fare for round trip.
Stopover of ten days will be given at
- m l n all one way tickets reading
throtljh tba' point during the Exposi
tion. Ticketa must be deposited with
Joint Agent at Portland and charge of '
fifty rents will be made for extension of
President, Marian White, Cottage
Grove: vice presidents John E. Smith,
in that lonely locality. However,
Hradley has his good qualities and
has many friends in the county, he
being a member of a well known
cold that the hounds were unable to and highly esteemed pioneer family.
Washington, D. C, May 16 The
secretary of the Interior today autho
rized the purchase of the Klamath Canal
Company's canals and other property in
the Klamath basin for $150,000, the
latest price they named. This cle trs the
way for tbe Government to take up and
construct the Klamath project in Ore
gon and California. All other obstacles
have been removed by legislation or
otherwise. The board of Engineers has
xamined the project and has pro
uoui.ee! it feasible, and the Secretary
of the Interior has directed that work
be commenced as soon as plans can be
completed and the contracts awarded.
He has allotted $1,000,000 from the
reclamation fund to commence con
struction, and directed that this money
be expended in construction ol the first
unit. The whole project will cost $4,
400,000, and money enough to complete
it will be set a-.ide later on. There is
not enough in,funls now to pay for 1 ,
The $1,000,000 set aside today will prob
ably all be expended in Oregon. Con
struction of the Klamath project will
: not interfere with the Malheur proj.-ct,
for which $2,500,000 has heretofore been
It is now estimated it will cost $18.00
per acre to put water on the land under
the Klamath project.
STERLING MINE SOLD
OFFICES AT ROSEBURG
Portland, May 16 Sate of the famous his recent visit east. Their water right
Sterling mine in" Jackson County was covers a great territory. Inctadiag a
completed today by the owners, H F. large portion of the orchard section ol
Ankey and Vincent Cook, to Fred J. . Rogue River Yadey, which may be in-
Klakely and a syndicate of local and eluded in a big irrigation project, but
Eastern capitalists. The mine was Mr. Blake! y states that details of future
rated as being worth $300,000, but the ' plans have not yet been arranged. He
actual price paid for it is not known says, however, that the gentlemen in-
The new company, whwh will be known teres ted with him have plenty of means
as the Sterling Mine Company, expects to put the property in shape and make
to expend $500,000 in improving the all improvements necessary. Tbs offlCM
property and enlarging it during the of the company will be located in Ross
ensuing year. J. D Heard will be burg. Just who the officers and direct-
manager of the mine. ' ors will tie, Mr. Blakely cannot say, but
The Sterling mine is one of the largest a meeting wdl be held in this city in a
placer mines in the United States, all of few days, when that matter will be fully
the work being done by the hydraulic settled.
process. It is rated as a large producer. 'The price paid for the property is a
and the reasons assigned by the owners matter between Messrs Cook and An
for its sale is that they want to retire keny and my associates," said .Mr.
from business. Mr. Anketiv also states, Blal'ely," and while it is a large HUB, 1
that he thinks he is too old to continue i can say we are satisfied with the pur
activity in business. j chase and presume the late owners are
The new management expects to put equally so.
in ditches and use much of the water; Mr
"HIT THE TRAIL"
(lowing from the mine after it has been
used for mining purposes in irrigation of
orchards in the vicinity and for other
purposes. This water will be sold to
owners of farm and fruit ranches.
Blakely Returns to Roseburg.
Mr. Blakely who returned to Rose
burg from Portland Tuesday, confirmed
the report of the sale and said that he
was well pleased with his part of the
purchase bargain which he worke I up on their plans.
J. D. Heard will lie manager
under the new company. He went
south on the overland train Tuesdav
morning t take charge, and was accom
panied by Mr. Aukeny.
Roseburg is fortunate in securing the
headquarters of this large company.
This n iue has in recent years, been
valued at $:00.000, and it is reported
that the new company expect to expend
about $500,000 in the development ol
HoSMf Davenport is to make a very
tine exhibit of Arabian horses, rare
pto-asants and other interesting thing
fpim bis New Jersey farm at the Lewis
and I'lark Fxpoeition. His display will
lie tbe most attractive thing on the Pike,
and Homer Davenport himself will he
the gaeateet attraction of his show if he
will stay at his farm exhibit, and he is
not the kind of a man to be too exclu
sive w hen he knows that everv resident1
of Oregon, not to mention those of other
states, wid be anxious to shake hands
weather is needed before these crops ' Roseburg ; Elixabeth Brent, Eugene;
can resume their normal growth. Corn : treasurer, Mary Wether bee, Eugene:
j U coming up quite evenly and enough secretary, Luia Currin, Cottage Grove;
rain has Islten to innure a good healthy , press agent, Mao-ie Uickethier, Drain.
stand. I'airy anil range s'ock continue Mi pennteodents Literature, F. A.
in fine condition. Tripp, Eugene : Temperance and Ci't-
Re porta relative to the fruit crop con-; xenship, The dore Holt, Eugene: Devo
tinue very coudicting. In some locali- tional, Katnerine Uanna, Eugene,
ties whole orchards seem to be bare of j
f-uit. while others near by indicate fair- Berries and Produce Wanted
lv good yields. This is also true of in- j
dividual trees, some being well set with
frnit, while others have none Prunes, j Growers of strawberries, cherries and
peaches and early cherr es have suffered other small fruits now ripening, are
most, however, while other tree fruit earnestly requested to bring a half gal
prom. see fair results. Ion of each variety they possess that
Arrangements are being made for a
grand water carnival lo be given at
Marshfield on the 4th of July.
thev may be preserved for Douglas
County's exhibit at the Lewis and Clark
Expit iiion. and good samples in every
line ot production. Leave at Express
Office with name of grower and van ty,
Read the Plaindealer for all the News
Charles 8. Hampton, of Douglas coun
ty, Oregon, writes: "'Almost every
rancher in this sec ion of the country
has recognized or soon will, the neces
sity of goats to keep down sweet brier
and other shrubs in their pastures. The
demand for goats seems to be increasing
and they are replacing small bands, of
sheep formerly kfpt but which were
killed off by varmints or sold." Rural
I I A 1&'-H MA-H It VBL. I
In a few days, or to be exact, on Mon
day, May T2, the hunters' license of $1
will le in force for the State of Oregon
After that time, every man, woman or
i luid w h.i wants to go burning for game,
will lie required to pay into the treasury
:l the county in which he or she may
live a license fee of $1, which will go in
to the state funds and be used for the
enforcement of the game laws There is
one exception. Farmers may hunt on
their own property w ithout paying th
Misuse. The bi i was filed with the Secretary of
State February SI and as it goes into ef
fect W days after being filed, is t take
effect May TJ. The license form, which
was prepared by Secretary A. E. Geb
hardt, of tbe State Fish and Game Asso
ciation, has been accepted by Game
Warden Baker and will be tlie form
generally ti-ed. When folded, it will 1
about the sue of an o dinary envelop,
and is made thus in order that it will be
a Eonrienent sixe to carry. This license
is rood for one year, and must be pro
duced on tbe demand ol any officer It
is good for hunting any place iu Oregor.
There is a blank for the description o(
the hunter, iriving the height, weight,
aite. color of eyes and hair, and i n
peculiar marks of indentification of th
person w ho takes out the license, and is
not transferable. I here will probably
be no great demand for the license MM.il
the pheasant reason opens, and latter,
when the season for ducks comes on.
Delegates to the convention of the
Order of Railway Conductors, two thou
sand strong, with wives and families,
wer iii attemiauce at the fair grounds,
Sunday, May 14th. A sacred concert
occurred during the noon hour, af er
which the assemblage retired to the
American Inn, they were the guests of
the fair. Royal Chinook salmon, fresh
ARTICULATED SKELETON OF THE BRONTOSAURU8. from the streams of Oregon, was served.
The Illustration gives the present appearance of the skeleton of the mam- The remainder of the menu consisted of
moth brontosaurus which was discovered In Wyoming more than seven years pmajB cold meats sandwiches of various
ago and Is now on exhibition In the Museum of Natural History In New York ' m, . i .,
city. The amphibian wan about sixty-eight feet long and probably lived about tU cottee, millt, ice cream ami assort
12,000,000 years ago. This la thi only specimen In exlstenoe. ed cakes.
WATCH THIS SPACE
Have you any produce to sell? We buy it.
Don't forget that we are here to stay.
Our stock is brand new, and our prices are
right. Stick a pin here.
See us for your groceries. You can get the
best that money can buy.
TJhe fflosedurg Rochdale Co
Sn Oid Post Offic SStnletiny. facksom Street
j ec e
t. W. WISON, A C. MAKSTKK3.
PTMtdnt. Vic Prealdeat.
J. HKXRY BOOTH, Cashier.
BOARD Of DIRECTOR
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