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Roseburg Plaindealer Roseburg, OR.
1894 - part 3
OCT 1 - DEC 31, 1894 RP 1870++ 1890-93 1894-pt 1 1894-pt-2 | 1895
Oct 1, 1894
Paper RP 22 Oct 1, 1894
West Oregonian. O.F. Philips managing tt journal [MP] for past year, leaving.
Orvil Dodge will edit paper. not quote.
RR-extension RR-name outside-RR RP 22 Oct 4, 1894
Oregonian: Mr. Thomas R. Sheridan, president of the Coos Bay, Roseburg
& Eastern railroad, was in the city yesterday, returning to his home in
Roseburg by the Southern Pacific overland last night. Grading on the road has
been resumed from Myrtle Point, west, and it is expected the line will b e fully
constructed to Roseburg in another year.
Locale? Fruit RP 22 Oct 4, 1894
Umpqua Ferry. Cleveland Distilling Co. are picking the immense crop of
prunes in orchard of S. Evans. Evans will have 2000 to 2500 bushels this yr;
exceedingly well as this is only 2nd year a crop born. 40 acres orchard, 10
AHB misc-word RR-indir RP 22 Oct 4, 1894
The disappearance of R.F. Hollis remains as mysterious as ever. He has
disappeared as completely as though the earth had opened and swallowed him.
It is surmised that he secreted himself on an outgoing train and thus avoided
Locale fish RP 22 Oct 4, 1894 Siuslaw hatchery (fish); longish article
Animal livery name RP 22 Oct 4, 1894
The party who left horse at my stable Thursday evening last will ease call and
pay charges and take horse away. Mrs. H.E. Hoover.
airship interest RP 23 Oct 4, 1894
Hiram Maxim's flying machine gained considerable notoriety past wk. Tue.
inventor, w/2 assistants, in machine weighing 3000 lb, flew 500 yds.
Accident because machine insisted on flying higher than Maxim wished.
started along track but broke loose fm check rail intended to hold it close to
ground. engineer shut off steam and it dropped to turf. London Letter.
Oct 8, 1894.
Health RP 23 Oct 8, 1894 new cure for Diptheria. Koch cure.
Manning-Owen crime county Gage RP 23 Oct 8, 1894
Manning and Owen escape Coos co jail Empire city Tuesday night 11:00
Occupying east and west cells respectively; Owen bored fm his cell into
Manning's and fm this through door, by filing off lock, then into corridor.
Outside door was fastened fm inside as guard occupied the corridor. The
opening of cell door blocked guard view. Haskell, guard, fired 3 shots. News
did not cause surprise. Insecurity of jail known. Sheriff Gage was in town the
following morning and had tracked the refugees to the hill back of town and
will keep up search until he finds. Manning wrote letter for Gage;
"You may catch me, but not before this term of court is over."
Tots RP 23 Oct 8, 1894
[more descr of] the "new location" of Gold Beach. values on this side
[Wedderburn?] depreciate. some didn't think would ever be moved.
RR-extension condit teams town-pride? Tot-Roseburg RP 23 Oct 8, 1894
Last Saturday about 1 o'clock we counted 57 farmers' vehicles and teams in
town. This gives rise to the thought that some business was going on in town
that day. The cry of hard times may prevail, yet Roseburg is not a laggard in
the race of business activity, and we look forward to the completion of the
Roseburg and Coos bay railroad to give a grand impetus to all business
relations. Hasten the good time. +
RR locale? RP 23 Oct 8, 1894
SP train is referred to as the overland. A mammoth locomotive now pulls the
overland between Rsbg and Junction, instead of 2 loco as before.
Hermann RP 23 Oct 8, 1894
Hon. Binger Hermann and family will arrive here tomorrow evening. They are
now in Portland. +
October 11, 1894
Outside-tot fruit-dryer. Misc-word? RP 23 Oct 11, 1894
Riddle Items. claiming erroneous statement made abt fruit dryer closure.
They are prepared to grind on forever.
CBR court RR-subsidy Nosler name RP 23 Oct 11, 1894
Hon. A.M. Crawford returned, Tuesday evening, from Coos county, where he
had been attending circuit court. He was retained by the defendants in the
subsidy cases brought by the C.B.R.&E.R.R.Co., and in the only case that was
heard, in which suit was brought against J.H. Nosler to recover $800, the jury
awarded Nosler $2500 as damages. +
Fruit transport condit RP 23 Oct 11, 1894
last load of prunes shipped East barely paid for shipping costs. market no
longer that good.
Oct. 15, 1894
world-news fruit RP 24-26 Oct 15, 1894
prune market: reduced crops in France and in Calif.
Judge court saying character RP 24-26 Oct 15, 1894
West Oregonian: Judge Fullerton is maintaining his already established
reputation for fairness and good judgment while on the bench at the present
term of court... "Kept the scales level" during the whole term, showing
conclusively that he intends that justice shall fall where it belongs. Our
acquaintance with J.C. Fullerton reaches back nearly a third of a century, and
we know him to be true and honorable. [M note. but that's not what the
Plaindealer was saying about him earlier, either for itself or quoting the
Roseburg Review, or? ]
Oct 18, 1894.
Misc agric saying RP 24-26 Oct 18, 1894
They are to be found all the year round on stones and fence rails and on
trees. easy to mount; fascinatingly ugly or beautiful tt they make interesting
collection. ln almost any wild bit of country at least 50 -70 kinds to be found...
They are so like and yet unlike tt they sharpen the powers of comparison and
observation until one feels that the keen bladed knife and pocket lens, which
are constant companions amid a lichen ramble, are dull compared with one's
own bright mind.
There are crustaceous lichens tt grow close to stone or bark and have no
leafy part, simply a few warts or dots or stain. Foliaceous lichens lie flat.
Green, brown or yellow leathery tt are something like leaves. Fruticose
lichens grow upright like little shrubby bushes with bright colored knobs.
Farmer tariff condit RP 24-26 Oct 18, 1894
farmers locally in Rsbg blame tarif law for hardships of farming.
Blacksand-mining Srh locale RP 24-26 Oct 18, 1894
Bandon Recorder tells of new black sand mining machine put in Randolph
mines. Thoroughly tested and proved successful other places. Capacity 400
tons sand day. descr of machine; lg cylinder drum, corrugated plates to carry
off sand, changed with chemicals more sensitive than quicksilver. if
Bandorille not delayed will be op. next wk.
Name Tot-Multi RP 24-26 Oct 18, 1894
S.H. Hazard, Esq. of Empire City a guest at Van Houten this wk.
Music entertain locales RP 24-26 Oct 18, 1894
Prof. J.M. Wood, the well known blind violinist, will give an entertainment
at Myrtle Creek Saturday evening. He gives an entertainment at Drain this
Outside-Tot fruit-dryer RP 24-26 Oct 18, 1894
A. Riddle & Son have closed down their fruit evaporators. They dried over
100,000 lbs. this year. (Riddle items)
Law animal Tot-Roseburg RP 24-26 Oct 18, 1894 now a city license on
dogs or will be put in pound.
Oct 22, 1894
Mail name Tot-Multi RP 24-26 Oct 22, 1894
A.G. Aiken has been appointed postmaster at Coquille City and C.M. Byler at
name Tot? RP 27 Oct 22, 1894
Dr. J. P. Easter was over from Drain Saturday. He is well pleased with his
Pursuit-hunting law animal Srh-indir RP 27 Oct 22, 1894
Night shooting of water fowl is very prevalent on Coos bay, not
withstanding it is punishable by $15 to $100 fine.
Fruit locale? RP 27 Oct 22, 1894
Cranberry-picking is on in full blast on the Coos bay marshes. The crop is
lighter than for years.
Name politic RP 27 Oct 22, 1894
Senator Dolph in Roseburg. Receives warm welcome fm friends here.
Tot-Bandon novelty-woolen condit RP 27 Oct 22, 1894
The Bandon woolen mill has 100 orders on hand from San Francisco, and if
business keeps up will have to enlarge its capacity.
Tot road-stage RP 27 Oct 22, 1894
Camas Valley Items. Mr. and Mrs. Croy have moved down the Coquille to
keep the stage station.
Tot-Roseburg travel condit RP 27 Oct 22, 1894
Last week up to Sat. noon there were registerd at the Van Houten Hotel, 97
names, at the McClallen House, 112 names, and the Depot Hotel, 48 names ...
which gives evidence that travel hitherward is increasing ... The hard times are
easing up a little and the prospects for business activity are now promising.
Srh lbr locale "first" RP 27 Oct 22, 1894
The first cargo of lumber to leave Coos bay for a foreign port will be shipped
on the new vessel Omega, lately built at North Bend.
Oct. 25, 1894
Animal agric saying interest? RP 27 Oct 25, 1894
A man in Washington county didn't want to grub out the young oak trees that
kept coming up where he didn't want them. So he grafted Chestnuts on them.
In a few years he will be fattening vast droves of hogs on chestnuts; and he
can afford to laugh at farmers who raise wheat to fatten hogs. It may be well
to state that this farmer, when a resident of Portland was connected with the
law so his statements may be taken with a grain of salt. Should his bright
anticipations be realized, many farmers who have toiled and perspired at
digging up their grubs, to make wheat fields, will feel like taking a nice supple
grub and beating themselves to a jelly. It may turn out that the chestnut trees
will not bear nuts. The oaks that used to cover the ground with acorns now
bear but few, if any. +
Outside-county Manning-Owen crime Tot-Sumner RP 27 Oct 25, 1894
Sheriff Cathcart Tuesday morning left for Sacramento to get C.B. Owen, who
last month escaped from the Coos county jail. It will be remembered that
Owen and Manning suddenly disappeared about the time the S.O. Co's store at
Sumner was burned. Later they were captured and placed in jail. Just prior to
the convening of circuit court they escaped, since which time nothing had
been heard of them until Owen's capture at Sacramento last Monday.
Manning is still at large. +
Church Tot-Roseburg RP 27 Oct 25, 1894 [Roseburg had Episc., M.E. and
Christian churches ]
Fruit Agric RP 27 Oct 25, 1894
Diversified fruit raising will doubtless be the advice given our orchardists in
the near future. At present the prune industry is attracting the attention of
nearly every one to the exclusions of almost all other kinds of fruit.
Oct. 29, 1894
RR-extension condit animal RP 28-30 Oct 29, 1894
John Neville Thursday evening returned from Coos county, where he had
been at work on the C.B,R.&x E. railroad. He informed a PLAINDEALER
representative that construction on the road had been practically suspended for
the winter, although some work is being done on a rock cut near Myrtle Point.
All indications point to resumption of work early in the spring. The
company's horses have been put in pastures for the winter on the Coquille
while harness carts, wagons, scrapers and construction tools generally are
being overhauled and placed in first class condition. During the fall two miles
of grade have been built, besides considerable other work incidental the reto.
[sic; = thereto] +
RR-name RP 28-30 Oct 29, 1894
T.R. Sheridan paid Salem a business visit last week.
RR-name RP 28-30 Oct 29, 1894
W.E. Baines, ex-secretary of the Coos Bay-Roseburg railroad, expects to
spend the winter on the bay. +
RR-extension condit RP 28-30 Oct 29, 1894
The Sun says that the construction force on the C.B.R.& E.R.R. has been
discharged for the winter. +
RR-name. Tot-Roseburg RP 28-30 Oct 29, 1894
Thomas R. Sheridan, wife and two daughters of Roseburg, are in Salem. Mr.
Sheridan is president of the Roseburg & Coos Bay railroad and is also a
prominent banker and business man of the Umpqua metropolis. Mr. Sheridan
is ex-clerk of Douglas county, too. --Friday's Statesman. +
Outside-county Owen crime RP 28-30 Oct 29, 1894
Sheriff Cathcart has not as yet secured possession of Owen, the man who
escaped from the Coos county jail and was recaptured at Sacramento, owing
to some legal technicality. It is expected that he will leave Sacramento with
his man tonight. +
School name RP 28-30 Oct 29, 1894
State School Superintendent E.B. McElroy [article was fm Statesman]
Animal pursuit-hunting RP 28-30 Oct 29, 1894
Mongolian pheasants are gradually increasing in numbers in Douglas county.
However, they are not near so numerous as in the Willamette, and if a person
succeeds in bagging half a dozen he is considered extremely lucky. +
Joaquin-indir airship RP 28-30 Oct 29, 1894
Will a Eugene exchange kindly inform the public how Geo. M. Miller's flying
machine is progressing? Nothing has been heard of it for some time, and it is
certainly time for the trial trip. +
Misc-cosmic RP 28-30 Oct 29, 1894
Transit of Mercury Nov 10; planet pass between us and sun, taking hr to make
transit, beginning 7:46 in morn, visible on this coast.
Tot-MP crime enterprise RP 28-30 Oct 28, 1894
J.H. Roberts' store at Myrtle Point was robbed Saturday night. The burglar
secured $1500 in cold hard cash, $1250 of which belonged to Wells, Fargo &
Road-stage RP 28-30 Oct 29, 1894
The stages from Coos county arrive about 11 o'clock p.m. Commencing
Thursday they will run on winter time, and arrive here late in the afternoon.
Health RP 28-30, 31 Oct 29, 1894
The National Surgical Institute, Pacific Branch, 319 Bush St., San Francisco.
Successfully treats all cases of Orthopedic Surgery, Diseases of the Spine, Hip
and Knee Joints, Paralysis, Piles, Fistula, Nasal Catarrh, Bow Legs, Knock
Knees, all Deformities and Chronic Diseases. Their Success in treating these
cases is shown by the thousands of references from trustworthy People all
over the Country. Persons having afflicted children or friends should
convince themselves of the excellent results of the system of treatment by this
Institute. One or more of these surgeons will be at the McClallen House,
Roseburg, Thursday, Nov. 8th, for one day only, to examine cases. +
Spreckels sugar-beet-factory RR-extension RP 31 Oct 29, 1894
Umpqua valley would be a perfect place for the [Spreckels?] sugar beet
factory but likely won't get it because there aren't enough people pushing
subsidies and inducements. If Spreckles and the Coos Bay, Roseburg and
Eastern Rail Road and Navigation are so minded when the road has been
completed as far as Roseburg, they can find plenty of room on which to
establish a factory of mammoth proportions and have no trouble in contracting
with Douglas county farmers, who own the best sugar beet land on the
Pacific-slope... Spreckles controls the sugar business on the coast. He is
largely interested in the Coos Bay railroad, and he has plenty of stuff to build -
- if he thinks there is money m in it. All in all, Douglas county has the best of
the proposition, and will doubtless see the first beet sugar factory in Oregon,
and that, too, without putting up a dollar bonus. +
Outside-RR enterprise? Saying RP 31 Oct 29, 1894
OTR RR. Constable Randle sold out the effects of the "Oregon Cave
Improvement Co." Saturday for $60. These consisted of a lot of camping
utensils and the right, title and interest to the land about the entrance to the
caves. This cave enterprise thus adds another link to the chain of enterprise
built on jawbone which have a gone to the wall at the expense of our
businessmen, says the Grants Pass Courier. There can be no d question about
those caves being a wonderful sight, but the lies told about them have only
retarded their development and it will probably be some time before a railroad
is built to them. +
Outside-RR/Tot fruit transport natl "first" RP 31 Oct 29, 1894
For the first time in the history of the Pacific Northwest there left Portland
Thursday night via the Northern Pacific a special trainload of prunes. The
train consisted of 10 cars shipped by Phil F. Kelly & Co., merchandise
brokers, Seattle, eight of the cars being destined for St. Louis, Mo., and two to
the Atlantic seaboard. Never before has a single shipment of prunes from this
territory exceeded two or three cars. [ also to be shipped, 8 cars for Chicago
and east, 5 carloads to Puget Sound.]
...The output of prunes this year, incl. Italian and French variety, abt 60
carloads, of 24.000 lb ea. as they dry 31/2 to 1, represents 5 million lbs fruit
for Oregon and Washington, says Kelly.
Nov 1, 1894
"airship" RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
Herr Lilienthal has for several weeks been making attempts at flying from a
little hill artificially thrown up for the purpose near Gross Lichterfelde, in the
neighborhood of Berlin. This enterprising engineer mounted the hill with two
immense wings fastened to his shoulders. Then, half running, half flying, he
attempted the descent, but frequently his wings sank helpless when half way
down, and he never succeeded in reaching the foot. one day, however, the
wings bore the experimenter a little farther, but only to let him fall into a
neighboring pond. His wings were broken and he himself wounded, but he
will probably renew his attempts. --London Star. +
condit books school RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
The price of every thing has fallen greatly during the past six years, and books
are no exception. We believe that there should be a material reduction in the
present price of school books, which was established nearly six years ago,
even if there is no change made. +
Trusts sugar RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
There is war between the sugar trust and a few wholesale grocers who
recently unloaded large quantities of sugar on the market below the compact
price. As a consequence there was another drop in sugar Tuesday. May-the
fight be prolonged indefinitely. +
Hermann RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
Congressman Hermann Monday night returned from a visit to his mother at
Myrtle Point. He will leave for Washington the first of next week. +
Book school saying RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
American Book Company furnishes Clark's grammar to public schools of the
state, charging 80 cents for each copy. The company publish another
grammar which is said to be superior to Clark's as to subject matter, and if
fully its equal in material and binding, which they sell for 55 cents. But, then,
the company have no lead-pipe cinch in regard to the latter, hence are willing
to sell it at a reasonable price. +
Crime enterprise Tot-MP RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
A reward of four hundred dollars is offered for the arrest and conviction of the
party or parties who robbed the express office in Myrtle Point the night of the
25th inst. Wells, Fargo & Co. offer $300 and the agent $100. +
Health Tot-Roseburg music-indir utility-indir RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
Dr. J.W. Strange is today removing his dental office from the Taylor &
Wilson to the Marsters block, over the W.U. telegraph office and Richardson's
music parlors, where he has rooms very elegantly fitted up. +
Road-stage RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
The Coos bay stages today commence running on winter time. Arr. in evening
and depart in morn and allowed 24 hrs to make distance between Rsbg and
Disaster world news RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
A terrible earthquake in Buenos Ayres [sic]. [evid. on Oct 27.]
Enterprise crime Tot-MP RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
The express office at Myrtle Point has been closed, as a result of investigation
of the late robbery made by Superintendent Hatch of Wells, Fargo & Co. +
Outside-county Owen crime Gage Tot-Empire RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
Sheriff Cathcart last night returned from Sacramento, having in charge C.B.
Owen. This morning Sheriff Gage of Coos county started for Empire with
Misc-cosmic RP 32 Nov 1, 1894
A transit of Mercury takes place Nov. 10th. Planet will pass betwn earth and
sun, taking abt 6 hrs to make transit, beginning at 7:46 in morn. Visible on this
Nov 5, 1894
Election natl RP 32 Nov 5, 1894 Tomorrow the elections throughout the
United States take place.
Road-stage RP 32 Nov 5, 1894
The Coos Bay stages are now making good time under the winter schedule,
and arrive in Roseburg shortly after 3 o'clock in the afternoon. +
Hermann character RP 33 Nov 5, 1894
Schiller Hermann was passing the cigars last Saturday, in honor of his 23rd
birthday. May the returns be as many as his heart desires. He is a young man
to be honored and emulated by many who, with equal showing, do not
commence to make the mark, says the Myrtle Point correspondent of the Sun. +
Agric RP 33 Nov 5, 1894
Chestnuts will grow in Oregon. Mr. J.H. Wood residing a few miles from
Albany has nearly 50 small trees, some of which are bearing. They are very
Lhc logging machines condit RP 33 Nov 5, 1894
The days of the bullwhacker, with his indispensible gad [M. is this correct or
is it goad?] and profanity, are about at an end, so far as the logging business in
Oregon is concerned, and the swifter, more powerful and more convenient
steam engine and wire cable will take the place of the bullwhacker, while his
team will be converted into beef. There is not a full supply of logs on hand to
keep the mills running this winter, as but few loggers kept camps running
during the summer. To carry on logging in the winter in this state with oxen
is impossible, as skid-roads are required and teams traveling over these in the
winter soon poach [as typed] great holes between the skids, into which the
oxen would be lost.
So steam engines and wire cables, which have proved a success, are to be
introduced generally in the logging camps of this section... +
Nov 8, 1894
Utility food RP 33 Nov 8, 1894
recent studies indicate little difference in cost of cooking w/electricity or coal,
while electricity far cleaner and safer. not quote . fm Invention.
Hermann entertain? Names RP 33 Nov 8, 1894
Just previous to his departure for Washington, Congressman Herman [sic] was
in receipt of the following communication, by over a hundred of our
representative citizens. The communication is self-explanatory, as is also Mr.
Roseburg, Oregon. Nov. 5. 1894. Hon. Binger Hermann, Roseburg,
Oregon. Dear Sir. --We the undersigned, citizens of Roseburg and vicinity,
having learned that you are about to visit your old home, in the near future,
desiring to express our appreciation of your long and emminent services to the
state of Oregon as one of her representatives in congress, in order that your
constituents may have an opportunity of meeting with you, we propose to give
a public reception in your honor, at the opera house, on any evening during
your sojourn in the city that you may designate.
Hoping for an early reply, with best wishes that you will enjoy your
vacation in Oregon.
We remain, Your Obedient Servants.
Roseburg, Oregon, Nov. 6, 1894. Hon. Plinn Cooper, D.S. K. Buick, Asher
Marks, L.F. Lane, W.F. Benjamin, Dr. S. HAmilton, Aaron Rose, Sol
Abraham, T.R. Sheridan, Chas. H. Fisher, S.C. Flint, J.C.Fullerton, Messrs.
Benjamine & Cronemiller, R.M. Veatch, A.M. Crawford, C.A. Sehlbrede,
J.H. Shupe, A.F. Stearns, J.L. Watson, J.E. Blundell, Geo. W. Jones, Wm. R.
Willis, Geo. W. Riddle and many others
GENTLEMEN: --I have the great honor to receive from you a kind offer
of a public reception in this city. I cannot adequately express to you my
profound appreciation of this expression of good will from so many of my old
friends, neighbors and acquaintances. I am suddenly called back to
Washington City, and leave tonight, and therefore will ask to defer the
proposed reception until my return shortly again, when it will be one of the
great pleasures of my life to express in person my deep obligation for the
distinguished honor done me.
Very Respectfully Yours,
Outside-RR novelty-wood misc-word RP 33 Nov 8, 1894
Many carloads of ties are passing through Roseburg daily. They are being
taken to the tie-preserving plant, which is now at Chestnut, a station about a
mile south of Dunsmuir. The company are treating great quantities of ties and
other timbers now, which are of fir, shipped from points on the O & C west
side road between Portland and Corvallis. It is said the company wants to
send 200,000 ties to the "pickle works" this fall and winter from the Oregon
school misc-penmanship RP 34 Nov 8, 1894
urging the adoption of the vertical system of writing, that it should be taught
along with sloping writing in our schools because it is simpler to make and
quicker. not quote
Nov 12, 1894
Tot-Roseburg travel condit RP 34 Nov 12, 1894
There were registered up to Saturday noon last week at Roseburg hotels 296
names. At the Van Houten 102, at the McClallen 125, at the Depot Hotel 40,
and at the Central 29. This shows an increase of travel since our last report.
Dairy price RP 34 Nov 12, 1894
An interesting statement is that made by the Coquille creamery for the month
of September. It shows that the amount of butter fat in the milk delivered
there is constantly increasing, and now reaches 4.43 per cent, while the price
paid for butter fat has increased to an average of 22 1/2 cents per pound, thus
bringing in the dairyman $1 per 100 pounds of milk, which is a money-
making price. +
Condit agric politic saying RP 34 Nov 12, 1894
The tide has turned. Times are getting better. Wheat is going up. The hop
market is firmer. The outlook for wool is better. The recovery will be more
rapid now. That little landslide of Tuesday settled the business to this
country's satisfaction. --Statesman. [refers to republicans winning so many
gubernatorial and other elections.]
Outside-Tot item interest invention RP 34 Nov 12, 1894
Matthias Jenson, of Astoria, has just finished the model of a new typewriting
machine. The invention is made on nearly the same principle as the old
Remington, with rollers to carry and hold the papers and an inkstrap to ink the
types. It is operated by an ordinary penholder, held in the ordinary way, and
the characters representing the types are marked on a plate so closely together
that a "pointer," to which the penholder is joined, can be conveniently placed
on any letter by the simple motion of the fingers, while the hand itself is at
rest on a fixed plate. The "pointer" is so connected with a type-wheel, by
means of springs and levers, that when placed approximately near to any
character on the plate a corresponding type on the wheel will be in proper
position to be accurately copied on the paper by a slight downward pressure
on the penholder. The machine is a rare combination of strength, simplicity
and lightness, and the inventor says it can be sold at a profit for $10. It will
weigh less than eight pounds and is not more than one-quarter the size of an
ordinary typewriting machine. +
town-anti-pride? RR-extension/subsidy "politic" RP 34 Nov 12, 1894
[Head.] How it works in Coos. Gold Beach Gazette: The ups and downs of
subsidy giving are exemplified up in Coos county just now. When the
railroad was projected from Marshfield to Roseburg, numerous and Large
subsidies were guaranteed by the people, and the work of building the road
commenced. The road was completed to Myrtle Point, and work stopped for
awhile. So did payments on the subsidies. Suit was brought to collect the
subsidies, and just before court sat, work was resumed on the railroad. A
subsidy case was tried in the last circuit court, and the railroad lost, and now
work has ceased on the road for an indefinite time. It looks very much as if the
railroad company simply resumed work to influence their action in court for
the payment of subsidies. But be this as it may, the people of Coos cannot
afford to repudiate their plain obligations. If they were foolish enough to
subsidize the railroad they should stick to their bargain. No one doubts that the
railroad will ultimately be built, and when it is, the community that repudiates its
contract with the railroad company will find that two can play at the game, and
the railroad will ultimately get even with that community. +
Nov 15, 1894
Name-Tesla invention utility? RP 35 Nov 15, 1894
Tesla's latest invention, the "oscilator," is one of the most remarkable
appliances of the age. It is aptly described as being the core of a steam engine
and the core of a dynamo, combined and given a harmonious mechanical
adjustment. This combination constitutes a machine which has in it the
potentiality of reducing to the rank of old bell metal half the machinery at
present moving on the face of the globe. It may come to do the entire work of
the engines of an ocean steamship within a small part of the space they now
occupy, and at a fraction of their cost both of construction and operation. It
will do this work without jar or pounding and will reduce to a minimum the
risk of derangement or breakage. There is nothing in the whole range of
mechanical construction from railway locomotives to stamp mills, which soon
an invention may not revolutionize. [More abt descr of machine and use.] --St
Louis Globe-Democrat. +
Misc-cosmic interest? RP 35 Nov 15, 1894
Is Mars Inhabited? (headline). ... The moderns, however, refuse to attempt to
prove such matters by hair splitting logic of the schools. They simply construct
machinery to bring the planets nearer to the vision. So far as Mars is concerned,
through the telescope they see that at certain seasons an accumulation of color
of one kind surrounds the poles of the planet and runs down to the equator a
certain distance. At some seasons these zones are larger than at others. Hence
they conclude that Mars has seasons of some kind -- possibly the color around
the poles is snow and ice.
The spectroscope reveals the presence of water on the planet. And each
succeeding year brings into possession of humanity some new facts.
Knowledge of the planets is limited only by the machinery of the astronomer.
And in this fact lies the difference between the spirit of the ancients and
moderns. --Kansas City Times +
War RP 35 Nov 15, 1894
Port Arthur was taken yesterday by Japanese. (London, Nov. 12).
Racism attitude-character? Interest RP 35 Nov 15, 1894
There will shortly be an exodus of the colored people from several of the
Southern states. They will go to Liberia where, it is said, congress will
welcome them and help provide for them until they are on their feet. About
400 negroes are now congregated at New Orleans ready to start as soon as the
committee gives the word. About 500 will leave for Africa early next month.
The climate is mild, and Ark. Johnson, one of the leaders of the colonization
scheme, is confident that the colonists are sure to "get along all right if they
will work." +
Nov l9, 1894.
School expo town-pride? RP 35 Nov 19, 1894
Portland Universal Exposition opens Dec. 1 and close Jan l5. Prospects
exceedingly favorable tt will excel in variety and magnitude any heretofore
held tt city.
Nov. 22, 1894
CBR-suits court name judge RP 35 Nov 22, 1894
In the Supreme Court.
Coos Bay, Roseburg and Eastern Railroad & Navigation Company, appellant,
vs Z.T. Siglin, respondent, appeal from Coos county; judgment of the court
below reversed and a new trial ordered. Opinion by Wolverton, J.
Nov 26, 1894
Outside-Tot? name school RP 35 nov 26, 1894
Cleveland Items. Miss Alice Clinkinbeard will go to Coos Bay as soon as her
school is out. She intends to make that place her future home.
CBR-suits court judge RP 35 Nov 29, 1894
In the supreme court Monday the case of the Coos Bay, Roseburg Navigation
Co, [sic] et al., respondents, vs. R.M. Weider, appellant, appeal from Coos
county, the judgment of the lower court was affirmed. The opinion was by
politic names Hermann RP 36 Nov 29, 1894
several are after Sen. Dolph's seat in U.S. Senate. Tongue, etc. Binger
Hermann of Douglas county. nq
The position of Mr. Binger Hermann, who has so long represented Oregon
in the lower house of congress, is not so clearly defined; but enough is known
to warrant the assertion that he now intends to allow his name to be presented
as a candidate. Even the fact of an excellent prospect of becoming chairman
of the house committee on commerce will not deter him in testing his strength
as a successor to Mr. Dolph and with such resolve he expects to have the
backing of several counties in Southern Oregon. +
Dec 4, 1894.
Tot-Bandon Novelty-woolen wool RP 36 Dec 4, 1894
The Bandon woolen mills are unable to secure the required amount of wool to
keep the looms in full operation. +
Srh geology-rock RR-needed RP 36 Dec 4, 1894
J.G. Kelley, the engineer who has been making preliminary surveys and
examinations of the country about Port Orford, looking to the construction of
the necessary dikes to form a harbor of refuge at that point, has forwarded to
Captain Symons, United States engineers, maps of Port Orford and the
surrounding country. They furnish a great deal of information necessary for a
complete report in regard to the proposed wor4. Some distance back from the
coast are large deposits of a species of granite, which can be used on the
works, but to get at it will require a railroad about 15 miles in length. Mr.
Kelley has completed his work, and returned to Portland last week. +
Dec 6, 1894
Politic state-govt RP 36 Dec 6, 1894 Gov. Pennoyer still mentioned
Politic Law locale county-division RP 36 Dec 6, 1894
The Eugene Guard understands that a bill will be introduced in the next
legislature asking that the Siuslaw country in Lane county and the coast
portion of Douglas county be created into a new county. We do not think that
this part of Lane county would object to such a division, as it would be the
means of saving considerable money to the old Lane, says the Guard. +
AHB vital-stat Hermann name-Dodge AHB Tot-MP RP 36 Dec 6, 1894
not quote. Orvil Dodge came to town and said Schiller Hermann had new
baby girl and A.H. Black, who recently purchased the dry goods business of
J.H. Roberts, is meeting with success and doing a large business. +
AHB Tot-MP road-stage RP 36 Dec 6, 1894
A.H. Black arrived from Myrtle Point on last evening's stage. He is well
pleased with his new location. Mr. Black wll remain in Roseburg for about a
Natl RP 36 Dec 6, 1894 President's Annual message to congress
Dec. 10, 1894.
Hermann politic character-style-habit RP 36 Dec 10, 1894
Recently the Oregonian stated that Congressman Hermann was a candidate for
United States senator.
While the statement was republished in the Plaindealer no comment was
made, as we doubted the truth of the statement very much. Now the
Oregonian's correspondent quotes Mr. Hermann as follows:
"I am not a candidate for senator and I have not announced myself as such.
I shall not be a candidate unless the legislature should wish me to be.
Oregon's legislature is perfectly competent to select a senator. I have not
conversed with a single member of the legislature in my interest, not even the
members from my own county. If there should be a failure to select a senator
from among the candidates mentioned and a compromise candidate should be
needed, I then might enter the field. +
Item price Tot-Roseburg misc-word RP 36 Dec 10, 2894 Boss of the Road
overalls 50 cents, at the Boss store. +
other-RR other-mining RP 37-40 Dec 10, 1894 O&C tells their side of the
mineral rights-rr lands dispute
other-RR locales misc-word RP 37-40 Dec 10, 1894
The company doesn't seem to be in a hurry to make the big locomotives span
the entire distance between Roseburg and Ashland, says a Grants Pass paper.
Engines are still changed as formerly, but the "hogs" are used between the
Pass and Roseburg. +
Dec 13, 1894
Politic locales health agric school RP 37-40 Dec 13, 1894
lengthy list of all the appointments the governor is directly given authority to
fill, incl. health officers at Astoria, Yaquina bay, Siuslaw and Coos bay.
Commissioners of the lst and 2nd Oregon agricultural districts. Many, many
others, including regents at state colleges, supt. of state penitentiary, and
military boards, etc.
outside-Tot name other-mining RP 37-40 Dec 13, 1894
Riddle Items. Mr. Elmer Catching, from Catching brothers' mines in the
canyon, was visiting his family and laying in supplies Saturday and today. +
Graham RP 37-40 Dec 13, 1894
R.A. Graham was in Roseburg the first of the week on his return to the bay
from a visit to Portland. +
Tot school RP 37-40 Dec 13, 1894
Elkton Gleanings. Prof. Arthur Gardner is succeeding nicely with his private
school, having about 25 pupils enrolled. +
Poesy locale RP 37-40 Dec 20, 1894 [poetic descr. of] Umpqua Valley
Locale dairy saying RP 37-40 Dec 20, 1894
It seems that the people over in Lake precinct, Douglas county, are agreeing
about the benefits of a creamery, and will make a start in that direction. The
fact is they are a little more progressive than our North Fork dairymen, and
then, too, they take very little stock in stove polishers' opinions. --Florence
Disaster other-coal RP 37-40 Dec 20, 1894
Seattle, Dec. 17. --Fire broke out in the Oregon lmprovement Company's
Newcastle coal mine at Coal creek, 10 miles from this city, at 8:30 o'clock this
morning, and the creek was turned into the mine to extinguish the flames. At
7 a.m. John Morgan found flames in a cedar stick on the second level. +
Vital-stat locale? Judge RP 37-40 Dec 20, 1894
Married. Fullerton-Howard. At the residence of the bride's parents near
Canyonville, Dec. 19, 1894, J.B. Fullerton and Miss Ida Howard. +
Tax natl RP 37-40 Dec 20, 1894
Rules and regulations for collecting the new Income Tax.
Every citizen of the United States, whether residing at home or abroad, and
every person residing or doing business in the United States who has an
annual income of more than $3500 shall make a full return of the same,
verified by his oath, to the collector of internal revenue before the first
Monday in March of each year, beginning in 1895.
Gross profits of any trade; rents received or accrued; profits fm sale of real
estate purchased within 2 yrs; farm op. and proceeds; money and value of all
personal property acquired by gift or inheritances; premiums on bonds, stocks,
or coupons; from salary or compensation other than that received fm the U.S.;
undivided gains and profits of partnership; interest received fm notes, bonds,
or securities; interest on bonds or coupons paid by corporation; dividends fm
corporations; income of wife or minor children; all other sources not
enumerated. Deductions: $4000 except by law, interest due and paid within
the year, National, state, county, city, school taxes, not including assessment
for local benefits, purchase or production of livestock or produce sold within
the year; necessary expenses of trade. Losses actually sustained. Debts
contracted or ascertained within the year to be worthless; salary or
compensation over $400 fm which tax of 2 per centum has been withheld by
disbursing officers of US govt.
Dec 24, 1894
health misc RP 41 Dec 24, 1894
To tell mushrooms from toadstools, without eating and waiting for results,
peel an onion and put it with the fungi while being cooked. If the onion
remains white, eat with confidence. If it turns black, eat it not, if you value
RR CBR RP 41 Dec 24, 1894
Foreman Al Sloan has been getting together and loading on cars at Myrtle
Point all the scrapers, plows, etc., of the railroad company to ship to
Marshfield for repairs. +
Wool RP 41 Dec 24, 1894
The Dec. bulletin of Nat'l Assn of Wool Mfgrs in annual est. of wool clip
1894 shows Oregon Jan. lst 2,529,759 sheep and on Apr 1 2,381,694/,19 853,
252 [M 2001. this is what I have in notes, though I can't make sense of it; a
typo somewhere] pounds of washed and unwashed wool, av. weight 8 lb to
fleece, while % of shrinkage was 65 and pounds of scoured wool 6,648,743.
Utility outside-Tot RP 41 Dec 24, 1894
Citizens of Cottage Grove are plentifully supplied by the new system of
waterworks, and use only about one-tenth of the supply. +
Racism-indir Tot-Roseburg RP 41 Dec 24, 1894
Sam of the Japanese store [M. not certain whether it sold goods fm Orient
or was run by Japanese.]
Racism BH outside-RR road-wagon Srh "first:" RP 41 Dec 24, 1894
Last Thursday night the north-bound overland train switched off two carloads
of colored people at the Roseburg depot. They were enroute for the coal
fields of Coos county and were brought direct from McDowell county . We at
Virginia, under contract to work in the coal mines of the C.B.,R & E.R.R.
There were forty-nine men, nine women and six children, among the latter a
healthy looking pair of twins. The men and baggage were shipped from here
by wagon to Myrtle Point, but those having families refused to go in that way
and after considerable argument pro and con the families were sent to San
Francisco, to go from there by steamer to Marshfield. These people attracted
considerable attention, as they were the largest lot of colored people ever seen
in these parts. +
Tot-name RP 41 Dec 24, 1894 J.D. Laird of Sitkum was in town Saturday.
Fish Tot-Roseburg food RP 41 Dec 24, 1894 Eastern oysters on the half
shell, at the Kandy Kitchen. / Pure fresh candies manufactured at the Kandy
Kitchen / California and Eastern oysters in any style at the Kandy Kitchen.
/ French and American candies manufactured daily at the Kandy Kitchen.
RR RP 41 Dec 24, 1894
The hands at work on the railroad cut at Myrtle Point have been laid off
Novelty-wood outside-locale RP 41 Dec 24, 1894
It is about settled that the proposed box factory at Fairmount, near Eugene,
will materialize in the near future. It will employ about 50 hands. +
Dec. 27, 1894
Utility invention? RP 41 Dec 27, 1894
The superiority of refrigeration obtained by mechanical processes, as
compared with that obtained by melting ice appears in the facts that by it more
intense cold may be secured; that any desired degree of cold may be
maintained with perfect uniformity; that a drier atmosphere is secured in the
refrigerating box or room; that the inconvenience of frequently replenishing
the ice buners and the is slop and dirt are avoided [M. 2001. as typed]; that
space in the rooms or boxes to be cooled may be economized by substitution
of a coil of pipe for the heavy bunkers, [all are advantages.]
Srh-indir misc RP 42 Dec 27, 1894
The Great Salt sea is even saltier than the Dead Sea, say some experts
New-Year RR-scene picturesque-speach poem
EP 42 Dec 27, 1904
...A short time since we stood at a railroad depot to bid adieu to friends, and as
the starting time approached the commotion and bustle grew into an
excitement -- there was running hither and thither, fond embracing, hurried
words, rush and skurry of porters in the loading of delayed parcels, the
clanking of track-wheels, the dull humming of the steam, and above the
confusion of all, the short, sharp commands of officials, all forming elements
in a picture of a scene that might become memorable -- and finally there rang
out, clear and distinct above all din and confusion, the call of "all aboard;" the
whistle blows, the bell rings, the engine is in motion, and in concert they seem
to say, we are parting. Many on trains and pathway look toward each other
through tear-dimmed eyes, while faces are drawn into smiles, and
handkerchiefs wave diligent farewells that may be eternal. A fitting simile of
the departure of the old year. +
Yes, farewell, old year, thy lifework is o'er!
Go sleep with thy fathers, and sweet by thy rest!
But we shall meet once again on eternity's shore,
With the friends we have loved in the sweet days of yore,
Yes, we'll meet in the Home of the blest. LEGO. +
Judge condit Outside-RR saying? RP 42 Dec 27, 1894
The Corvallis Times is of the opinion that Judge Fullerton is confronted with a
grave responsibility in the confirmation of the sale of the Oregon Pacific. For
more than four years the property has been a burden to the Oregon courts, an
eye-sore to the public and an expense to the people. During that time a
stupendous indebtedness of more than a million dollars has been piled up
against the property, and at the end of that time the road and all its belongings
is knocked down by the sheriff for the comparatively small sum of $100,000.
The Times is a creditor of the receivership. A confirmation of the sale will
destroy the last hope of the claim ever being satisfied, but the Times has faith
enough in the men who offer to take possession of the road to believe that the
best interests of the community will be conserved, and that the chances of
creditors for bettering the status of their claims will not be injured by a
confirmation of the sale. +
Xmas history condit New-Year RP 42 Dec 27, 1894
In our meditations we have been comparing our Christmas dinner of 1845 in
Oregon with the Christmas dinner of 1894 In Roseburg. Then we had boiled
wheat, venison, and camas steamed in hot rocks by the Indians, now we have
all the luxuries that earth produces, yet, that first Christmas in Oregon was a
most happy one, for we were in the bloom of youth, with no cares or
responsibilities resting upon us. Yes, the Christmas of 1894 is not as the
Christmas of 1845. Then this country was a wilderness, now it's the abode of a
high civilization. What has brought about this great transformation. [no ? at
end.] Had the pioneer no hand in it? Answer, ye who are enjoying the fruits
of their labor We wish a Happy, Happy New Year to all pioneers, and
everybody else. 1845. +
Outside-Tot Xmas climate RP 42 Dec 27, 1894
Riddle Items. Christmas day here was a bright sun-shiny day, with buttercups
Xmas item RP 42 Dec 27, 1894 Make your boy a present of an air gun sold
by Churchill, Wooley & McKenzie's. +
organization? name outside-RR RP 43 Dec 27, 1894
General Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, will probably pass through
Roseburg on the overland to night. +
other-mining invention misc-word locale RP 43 Dec 27, 1894
Grants Pass Courier: Major Newell launched his gold-hunting raft into the
waters of Rogue river last week, a short distance below the power house. He
has fitted the vessel with an engine and boiler and set of sluice-boxes to wash
the nuggets from the sand after his steam pump has sucked them up the river
through a three-inch hose. The vessel at rest in the water looks like a floating
caboose, thirty feet long by twelve feet wide, and the major with a grown son
will "keep bach" in one end of the craft while the goldwashing process goes
on in the other. Although the project is purely an experiment Mr. Newell is
sanguine of success, as he thinks the bed of Rogue river has long acted as a
huge sluice-box for an immense water-shed abounding in gold. He has not yet
concluded as to where he will insert the nozzle of his hose and go to rooting
out the precious gravel, but thinks some still water below fall or rapids will be
selected. The major is a citizen of Portland and does not claim any experience
as a miner. It is to be hoped that he will succeed in his novel venture and
become a millionaire. The cost of the craft is probably $200. +
Politic RP 43 Dec 27, 1894
Douglas county presents the name of Hon. C.A. Sehlbrede as a candidate for
speaker of the house at the next session of our legislative assembly. [more. ]
Wilderness RP 43, 44 Dec 27, 1894
It will be surprising to the people of Douglas and Coos counties to learn that
right at our very doors, as it were, is the wildest of the wild country of the
United States. Many queries have arisen lately as to what region of the United
States is the least known. Not long since it was believed to be No Man's
Land, and afterwards the Cherokee Strip, but a boom overtook those, and they
were filled with struggling settlers, while the horse thieves and other outlaws
there were scattered. Then it began to be bruited about that the wildest region
was in the Northwest. Some made the almost undiscovered region in the
middle of Idaho, the wildest, but Assistant Chief Goode, of the United States
geological survey, who visited Western Oregon last summer, says he found a
wilder region than that, says an exchange. He told the Minneapolis Tribune
about it and says it is filled with all kinds of game.
"This region, which composes roughly an area 1,000 square miles," said
Assistant Chief Goode, "lies in the mountains between Roseburg and
Coquille. It is nearly all covered with a dense growth of pine, fir, hemlock
and other trees. Many of the trees of are of enormous size, and they stand so
closely that it is difficult for men to make their way between them. Where the
trees are not so thick the heavy growth of bushes of various kinds takes their
place. "It is a country that is filled with all kinds of wild game, including, as
reported to me, elk, different kinds of bear, mountain lions, deer and other
animals. including lynx and others. There are also the varied kinds of fowl.
The streams all have an abundance of trout and other kinds of fish. I
penetrated into the wilds a dozen miles and saw things that filled me with
wonder at the vastness of the forest, and that anyone should attempt to live in
those solitudes. Few men, in fact, do attempt it, but once in a while along in
the primitive trails that have gradually been made by persons interested in
crossing from one part of the mountains to another there is a lonely little
cabin. I think the most pathetic sight I ever beheld was in this lonesome
region, at a little cabin. I looked in the window as I passed and saw a man
stupefied from the effects of intoxicants. There was no one with him, and his
dog was the only thing about. Near at hand was his gun, by which and his
fishing tackle he gained a livelihood. He awoke, but we moved away, for he
seemed as wild as the forest, and as we proceeded he started after us, his
peculiar voice sounding strangely in the woods. But we did not know, wild as
he was, but he would shoot, and so moved on.
"Everywhere was the forest. We could get nowhere but on the few trails to
which I have alluded. To get off of them would mean to get lost absolutely
for a stranger. He could not hope to find his way. I found too, that even the
old trailers did not like to plunge too far into the wilderness. To make our
triangulations we used to cut off the trees and brush in the form of the spokes
of a wheel, that is, radiating from us, we being in the center, in order that we
might get our bearings. But we soon got where the growth of trees was so dense that
we could not with our force do even this. We found that the woodsmen whom
we had hired did not like to proceed immediately to this kind of work where
it could be done. They wanted about three or four weeks to do it in. They
have a way of partially clearing a given point by boring at the base of a given
tree and another at the top, and then setting fire to it, letting the fire do the
work. This takes time, and as it was getting late and the rains were settling in
we concluded to abandon all present efforts and come out.
"At present we do not know what is in the country, geologically speaking,
whether it is coal or gold, or both, with other things. We have never been able
to get far enough to get a basis for our work. It is therefore a mysterious
undiscovered country, in which roams undisturbed this wild game, and whose
brooks and rivers are filled with wild fowl. The lonely settlers on the trails
make their way to the nearest trading points for a little flour, sugar and coffee
at intervals, and seem to subsist otherwise entirely on what they kill. Often-
times they do not even get out to any one of the little hamlets for months.
There are no Indians in that part of the mountains that I heard of until you get
well down to the coast. This region is an asylum for game, great and small,
and must remain so, I think, to a far remote time in the future. Trappers and
hunters pervade it for a good portion of each year, as I am told, each living for
a time at a cabin or in a tent, and bringing away his pelts at the appropriate
Dec 31, 1894
Racism Hermann RP 44 Dec 31, 1894.
Representative Hermann has reported from the committee on war claims a bill
for relief of citizens of Oregon, Idaho and Washington for services w/US
troops in wars against Bannock, Nez Perces and Shoshone Indians. Bill, if
law, will entitle those who served in the wars to benefit of pension laws and
pay for property which these citizens took with them to the lndian wars.
Oregonian Washington correspondent of opinion tt Mr. Herman will have
difficulty getting bill through. Millions of Southern war claims... Southerners
insist they should be first paid...
School RP 44 Dec 31, 1894 School Supt E.B. McElroy about to retire fm office.
Crime locale? RP 44 Dec 31, 1894
A man near Oak creek was knocked down, chloroformed and robbed.
Robbers didn't find $640 had in bed-tick. Mr. Kramer didn't recover effect of
chloroform until morning. Robbers not yet found.
Xmas locale disaster health RP 44 Dec 31 1894
Lengthy article about a Christmas programme at K. Falls which ended in
tragedy as quite a number of persons burned to death when a hanging lamp
exploded. Some were fm Roseburg? Or at least known to people there. Place
was actually called Silver Lake; don't know how far fm K Falls or how close
to Rsbg. Abt 30-40 persons burned.
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