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J ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4,1909.
Secretary Neuner Receives
Letter From Bourne
WILL AID' 'ROSEBURG
Says He Will fse His' Host KITorts in
Hope of I.niitliiiK Federal liuild
ing For ltoselmrK Also the
Secretary George Neuner, of the
Roseburg Commercial Club, has re-J
S. Senator Bourne, which In sub
stance simply shows his attitude rela
tive to the erection of a federal
building in this city, and the Improve
ment of the Umpqua river from tide
water at Scottsburg to Roseturg:
Washington, Nov. 29, 1909.
Hon. George Neuner, Jr.,
Sec'y., Roseburg Commercial Club,
. Roseburg, Oregon.
My Dear Sir: '
Yours of November 22d enclosing
copies of resolutions adopted by the
Roseburg Commercial Club upon the
subject of a Federal bulldlnt: for
Roseburg and the Imi.roveuient of
navigation on the Umpqun. river from
Scottsburg to Roseburg bus been re
I would suggest that In support of
you prepare and forward to me a de
tailed statement showing hc popula
tion of tha turHfnrv wl'.l.-h receives
mail from Roseburg. Your letter
. merely gives the popul-i.inn uf the
city. I Ruggest that you also show
the number of emuloyeci or the Gov
ernment In the pustollce and Lund
office and other government .-tnees;
that you show the ti'.ount of flcur
space occupied liy them r.t present:
the amount of floor snare that will
be needed vithi.'. tne ne;t tpn yours;
the amount of mail bundler, the
amount of rent peaid by the govern
ment for rented quar'ers and any
other facts which may tend to sup
nort the demand for a Federal build
ing. All of these facts should be set
forth specifically aim not m general
I .iball be pleased t- do what I
cm. to secure Federal uuiuilug lot
tos, lurs! and also to secure nn ex
amination and survey of tne umpqua
river Mh a view of Kitting tha ini
provoments desired. I sugsiest that if
you have available lnfri,.ntlon 'from
which you can make a d-v.ailed state
ment of the commerce that awaits Im
movement of the liver. LiviiiK speci
fic figures, such as s'tlstiis would be
of material assistance in securing
the desired in.'f'rmaf.on statement of
tho quantity and value of products
In the region tributary to tne river
should be given.
Assuring you of my wl'-h to ho of
seivlce to you at any iui;, 1 u:i.,
Yours verv ti uly
JONATHAN BOUHNE, JR.
LIGHTED PIPE AND 1
BURNED 3 TO DEATH
(Special to Tho Evening News)
NEW YORK, Dee. 4. Three Uvea
were lost by Are destroying a tenant
building on South street early today.
JeaHe Ames lighted a pipe without
getting out of bed, and ignited tho
bed covering. Antes burned to death
and Maria Brunn, living in an adjoin
ing npartment and her three-year
old child were cut off by the flames,
and the woman and child died from
the effect of the Are.
TWO INCHES SNOW
(Special to Tho Evening News.)
BUGEN'B, Dec. 4. This has been
truly a winter day here. The weather
has been decidedly chilly accompani
ed by a storm, the result of which
three inches- of snow covers the
St. Regis Indian baskets, 5 cents
and up. nt the Roseburg Book Store.tf
This is simply to notify the
lovers of Pyrography work that I
shall Ee pleased to have theiu call
and look over my stock.
Boxes and boxes, Plaques and
picture frames, Calenders and
Dutch shpes. Articles useful and
articles ornamental. Prices lower
than they used to be. - '
COME IN AND WE WILL ASSIST
YOU' IN SELECTING YOUR PRESENTS
Our stock is large and Better than ever
Australian and German Decorated China.
Rugs and Draperies.
Children's Carts and Rockers.
Chiffioners and Dressers.
Center and Library Tables.
Morris Chairs and RocHers.
Couches and Lounges.
Space is too limited to narao the many beautiful
articles that will please you. Come in and see.
koSEBURG FURNITURE CO.
Headquarters for Celebr ited Columbia Graphaphones, Double Discs and
Indestructible Records. '
Rioting Commenced Between
Strikers and Strike Breakers
THREE PERSONS SHOT
t Bridgeport the Fiht Begun When
n lirirk H truck a StrJkebniker's
Wlf Instead of Her Hus
band, ns Intended.
f Special to The Evening News)
BRIDGEPORT, Ohio, Dec. 4. A
call for troops to take charge of the
strike situation at the Aetna Stand
ard Sreel Mill today, and was follow
ed by a crisis resulting from the wife
ofr a strikebreaker being struck by a
brick hurled at Irer husband. The sit
uation is critical. Several persons are
already wounded in th rioting In
which shots have been fired. Windsor
Davis, a striker, was shot In the leg
and two guards are seriously hurt so
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4. Sheriff
Aniline telegraphed Gov Harmon this
afternoon that a mob of strlcknrs at
the AWna Standard Steel mill attack
ed tne surgeons attending persons
wounded In the early riot today.
Sheriff Am ine says shots were fired
at the ambulance in' which victims
were being couveyed to the hospital.
St. George's Church.
The Rev. Charles Wilson Baker,
Rector. The second Sunday In Ad
vent. Holy Communion at 7:30. Sun
day school at i 0:00 a. m. Holt Com
munion and Services at 11:00 a. m.
Evening prayer and service at 730.
rchdeacou Chambers will preach at
the evening service.
J. N. McConnell, pastor, will con
duct the usual services tomorrow.
Morning subject, "The Two Roads:"
Evening subject. "The Wheel of For-
ftune." If you want to hear what to do
to be saved, come and hear this sermon.
Pros! y tori an Church
Morning worship at-11 o'clock.
Evening worship at 7:30. Tho Bible
school meets nt 10 a. m., Hon. B. L;
Eddy, superintendent. Junior C. E.
at 3 p. m., Mies Kate Fullerton, ru-
perintendent. Y. P. S C E. at 6 SO.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday
evening at 7:30. You are cordially
invited to attend all of our services.
Come and bring afriend. J. E. Burk
Methodist Episcopal Church
Jas K. Hawkins, pastor. Preach
ing morning and evening by the pas
tor at 11 a. m. and 7: .10 n. 'n., with
excellent special music by lar-e and
wel trained choir at the regular Htr-
vlC'"i. Spcii. music by ladies choniF
at the "evening service Sni-ject of
tic nmn-ing aermon, "A Character
Study of Isaac." Evening sermon,
'Christ tho Monarch of Houte." Jun
ior League at 2:30 p. m. Senior
League at 6r30 p. m. All are" welcome
to a home-like church.
gler nor anything else of that sort.
Dr. J. Alien Gilbert, has returned
him to the care of his grandparents
on Marshall street. Since October 2S
Dr. Gilbert has had the boy at his
home holding him for sctentlllc In
vestigations, because of the "peculiar
manifestation accredited to horn in
moving furniture, causing heavy ar
ticles to ghost dance and doing other
"During the time ho was at my
house the boy was kept under the
stristest survellnnce," said Dr. Gil
bert, 'but I learned absolutely noth
ing concerning him showing any pe
culiar powers. Various scientific tests
were made to see if he might be link
ed to the strange phenomena."
Impartial Investigation at the time
the stunts of the furniture in the
Marshal -street house were laid at
the lad's door made It plain' that
there was never the slightest reason
for connecting him with the happen
ings except the remark of an irritated
nn puzzled uncle, who thought the
boy was playing tricks on his rela
tives, "that Ernest has the devil n
him," These words were repeated
and their meaning distorted until
finally the three-black-crow stage
was reached and the boy was thrown
Into the lime-light as "possessor of
evil spirits," with a propensity for
rwrecklng household furniture.
When the owner of the house In
which the boy and his parents form
ly lived flatly denied "the pipe dream
tale" as- he himself termed it, about
plnster flying across the room and
Etrlcking on the opposite wall, de
claring that the marks of scissors
and knife showed it had been dug
loose, falling all over the floor, the
"spook theory" receiving a plexus
blow. When it was shown that little
Ernest was in the kitchen of the
Marshall-street home at the time the
top fell off a wood pile for half its
length across the street, and that
the wood was corded on a slant and
was made slippery by the rain, leav
ing no reason to connect the boy
with incident, the theory receiver its
quietus. Subsequent effort to revive
It by exaggerating and distorting inci
dents at the Valley Hotel were prov
ed to be nothing but the fragments
of a nervous woman with an over
wrought imagination. '
Yot the superstitious and credu
lous, jumped at tho Idea of tho boy
possessing supcrnnntural powers, and
nothing could shake this belief, In
many Instances, doubtless adhered by
the wish, as In the case of studnots
of the occult. Next came the odd spec
tacle of a bodj of ministers-of the
gospel, gravely meeting In confer
ence to try to explain something that
uever haymed and existed, and last
ly of several physicians taking the
boy and subjecting hhn to "scienti
fic" scrutiny and investigation. Re
anll "Nothing doing."
The only tangible theory yet form
ed of tho furniture stuntR at tffe Marshall-street
home Is that they wore
due to electrical dist-irhfinces. But
whatever they may bavo been or been
caused b; nothing has ever develop
ed showing the responsib"ity of Ern
est Harps' mere than of any other
EUGENE MAS THREE
'INCHES OF SNOW
PORTLAND, Dec. 4. Snow has
been falling almost the entire day,
and Is now two Inches in depth, with
a prospect, of more tonight.
Switchmen Making Every Ef
fort to Secure Aid of B.A.P.
COMPANY MOVES TRAINS
lOOO More Ml ne Likely to be
Thrown Out of Km ploy men t
Strikers Say Reports of tho
It. It. OlflcialH I'n true
(Special to Tho Evening Nev-s.)
BUTTE, Mont., Dec. 4. All efforts
of the striking switchmen of this city
were concentrated In an attempt to
Iernuude the fivritehtnen of tho Hut Us
Anaconda and Pacific roads to refuse
to handle transfer cnrB from other
At a meeting of the strikers held
last evening a committee was ap
pointed to confer with the B. A. P.
The switchmen appointed wora In
structed to institute a vigorous cam
paign If B. A. P. men accopt the pro
posal. If the amalgamated mines here
and the great smelter at Anaconda
are compelled to close down, 1000
men wil be thrown out of employ
ment. Through the combined efforts of
Its trainmasters and their assistants,
the Northern Pacific was enabled yes
terday to move two freight trains al
most across the state.
The strikers aver that their ranks
show no defectiors dosplte the asser
tions of the railroad officials that
many switchmen aro returning to
(Special to The Evening News;
TOKIO, Japan, Doc. J. The Im
perial railroad today announced that
It huH in ado special arrangements for
a great party of American tourists
hat 'iB expected here In January. A
roturn of f0 per cent or all rate
charges will bo made, and every pos
sible facility offered, for tho visitors'
TAKES CHARGE AS
(Special to The Evening News.)
Chicago, Dec. 4. Henry A, Madge
today assumed his duties as president
of the Rock Island railroad. Ho had
been serving In tho capacity of
uecond vice-president. .
IT MUST BE A CASE
OF BAD BLACK MUD
(Special to The Evening Nev.s
WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 4. The
troopship Prairie, with 700 m urines
and Rear Admiral Kimball on board
bound for Central American waters
Is still fast in the mud In the Dela
ware river here today.
FROZEN TO DEATH
NEAR HOME DOORWAY
(Special to The Evening News)
NARAVISA, N. M., Dec. 4. Found
frozen to death and half burled in a
snow drift, tho body of John R.
Spaulding was carried home today.
When neighbors found tho body
Spaulding had been missing several
days. During a bllmtrd early Sunday
morning he left Naraviaa tor his home
five miles distant, and was presumab
ly overcome with exhaustion when
but a fow feet from his own doorway,
when he full in tho snow whoro he
ARE MUCH ALARMED
, (Special to The Evening News)
LONDON Dec. 4. Shipping circles
nre alarmed today at the growing
list of wrecks from the storm which
hns been whipping the British coast
for throe dayB. The storm Is slightly
abated this morning, but tho wind Is
still strong enought to menace ship
ping. More than 200 peoplo are mis
sing, 62 ot thoso were aboard the
stoamors Thistlemen and DUnnvannln
both of which sank.
GO FROM MONTERY
(Special to Tho Evening News.)
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 4. With
no announced Improvement in the
Nicaraguau situation the army and
navy men of San Francisco are today
indulging In predictions as to what
troops will be sent to the scene If
It Is decided that this government
shall occupy Nicaragua with nn armed
force. In view of the fact that many
troopu nro Btnlloncd In Presidio, re
cently returned from ihe Philippines
It is thought probable that only one
company of the eighth regiment now
stationed at Monterey, will be sent
AT THE STAR
"20 Minuets Before
A Comedy Sketch by Castilman
' , & Montgomery
"The Sheriffs Girl."
Illustrated Song by Miss
Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Services Sunday at 11 a. m. and
7:80 p. m., conducted by the pastor,
K. M. Mcars.
Morning theme: "Healing of the
Cripple." Holy communion at the
Evening theme: "Pilate's Wosh
Sunday school at 10 a. m., conduct
ed by V. L. Cobb, superintendent.
Epworth league services at (i:U0 p.
m. The evening services are vangelis
tic with good live song service. The
public is cordially invited to all of
the services of the church.
Sunday school at 10 a. m., Hon. O.
P. Coshow, superintendent. Preach
ing at 1 1 a. m., by Kvangellst Driver.
B. V. P. U. devotional meeting at
G:30. p. m. Gospel meeting al 7.:S0
Mr. and Mrs. Driver will sing at the
morning. and evening services. You
are corllally Invited to attend these
Tomorrow at the Baptist church,
Rev. W. .C. Driver will preach at 11
a. m. on "Idle Tales," and at. 7 : 'iO
In the evening on "Now fir Never."
Mr. and Mrs. Driver will sing a
beautiful duet, entitled, "Some Re
member," and at the evening ser
vice they will sing the famous rail
road song, "'Life's Railway to Ilea-;
Special music at the Baptist church
In addition to the singing bv Evange
list W. C. Driver and wiit, In the
morning, consist ofia ladieB quartet-.
"The City of God," and In the even
ing ladies trio, "Hark. Hark. My
Soul." Misses Arrie ard Alllo lllafk
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old Krnest Hartm in not a Hnlrlttjalls- i
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of the occult, a necromancer, a Jug-
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