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About The evening news. (Roseburg, Douglas County, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 20, 1909)
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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 150, 1909.
Getting Breakfast For Mama
Clothes Take Fire.
PARENTS WERE OUTSIDE
leaving Three Little Children in the
House They Sleet a Horrible
Death by Fin- Two Dead
When Parents Come
(Special to The Evening News.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 20. Mary, Char
les and James, the littlo glii being
the oldest of the trio, and she was
only six, were burned to death at
their home early this morning while
the little girl was attempting to get
breakfast for her parents. The tots
were the chidren of John Paromia,
who with his wife had arisen early
and gone to the rear of the home toj
butcher a ccw. 1 pey had left the
children in the house and a good fire
burning in the stove. .Inst how the
Are got Btarted will perhnps never be
known, but In sofiie manner Un
clothing ot one of the babies must
have gotten on fire, because the par
. ents had not been gone more than
fifteen minutes when they saw smoke
pouring Irom the kitchen They rush
ed to the house and stretched on the
floor In the burning room was the
lifeless and charred bodies of the
two smallest children, aged four and
two years, while Mary, the eldest,
lay at their heads, badly burned, hut
still alive. As her mother came Into
the room the child had just enough
strength left to gasp: "I was getting
breakfast for mama." She died a few
minutes later. The clothing was
burned entirely off from the poor
Are Shipped From Douglas County
Tills Year Thun Ijust.
As stated In a recent issue of The
Evening News the turkey shipments
for the Christmas trade this year
have fallen far below these lu years
past, notwithstanding that a high
Upon investigation we learn that
less than 20,000 birds have been ship
ped to outside markets for the
Christmas trade this year, most of
these having been dispatched to the
Portland and San Francisco markets.
Of this number Harness & Johnson
the local grocers, shipped 11,000 of
the birds; 7,000 frcm Roseburg and
the remaining 4,000 from Riddle. K.
G. Young & Compnnv. of Oakland,
who are generally conceded as the
principle heyers In the county ship
ped but 3.000 birds, most of which
were purchased In the vlclninty of
Oakland. Alton S. Krev, a local
Wise Christmas buyers those who prefer quiet,
easy buying to the rush and uncertainty that always go
with "last-minute" shopping will not put off their buy
ing a moment longer.
We can serve you well no matter when you come.
But we can serve you best if you come early.
A word to the wise is sufficient.
SINCE 1877 WE'VE BEEN TREATING PEOPLE SQUARE
grocer, and George Kohlhapien, pro
prietor of the lOcnomy Market, hand-1
led about 1200 birds, aside rroin
those used In supplying home con
sumption. Only about half as many hlrds
were shipped from Douglas county
for the Christmas trade this year us
DKATII OK (iltKTA KOIIM1AG.V.
Child Succumbs After TIiitc Weeks
of Intense Suffering.
Three weeks ago today little Greta
Kohlhugen, the 12-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George Kohlhagen,
attended school as usual, although
she had not been feeling well for a
few days prior to that time, but not
wishing to fall behind her work In
sisted on attending. On that Monday
night she became quite ill and a phy
sician was called. For several days
the child suffered from a mnlady not
unlike inflammatory rheumatism.
The disease was very painful and of
ten shifted from one part of the body
to another. The little sufferer could
scarcoly bear to have anyone touch
her, so acute was the disease, nor
could she lie lcrg in one position.
A partial paralysis accompanied the
trouble, or was a part of it. All that
medical skill could do was without
avail, and when the heart became ef
fected with the paralysis death came
to the relief of the stricken child on
the morning of Sunday, Dec. 19,
1909, at 8 o'clock. She was 11
years, 1 1 months and 20 days.
The bereaved parents have the
heartfelt sympathy of hosts of
friends throughout the city and
county, and the school mateB of lit
tle Greta Kohlhagen will also mourn
the death of an amiable classmate.
Funeral services wilt be held from
the First Presbyterian church Tues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the
services will be conducted by the
nastor. Rev. J. E. Burkhart. All
friends of the family are cordially In
vlted to attend.
BRIDGE GOES DOWN
27 PEOPLE PERISH
(Special to The Evening News)
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 20.
Twenty-seven persons were drowned
by the collapse of the wooden linage
across the Priest River at the village
of Mosyr In the province of Minsk,
according to reports Just received.
A crowd of men and women were
crossing the bridge when the struct
ure went to pieces, precipitating them
Into the water, which was full of
iloutlr.g Ice. The extreme cold be
numed many of the victims of the dis
aster so that tney could ir.ake no ef-j
fort ta save themselves, and theyj
quickly sank out of sight. Ice In the
stream also made work of rescue
most hazarous, therefore but few of
those wno were thrown into the water
when the bridge collapsed escaped.
i John Alexander, of Glide, Is a vis-!
ltor In the city today.
.,-.v ' . -.' -
Southern Oregon lad as "Janitorious" in "Fire in
the Frat," one of the main skits at the Armory tonight.
A Desperate. Fight Between
Whites and Negroes.
THREE" MEN ARE DEAD
Six More nro Seriously Wounded ;
Troops Have lleen Asked for In
Order to Prevent Further
GRAND CANE, L., Dec. 20. A
desperate battle was fought between
white men and negroes near this
city early this morning, and as a re
sult of the fight three men are dead
and six others are seriously injured,
some of them perhaps fatally. The
trouble started In John Allen, a
white farmer accusing Belle Bower
a negro, of stealing his hogs. BowerB'
brother-in-law, who was listening to
, urn V.
OFFER .-( REWARD
Sheriff Fenton hns recoived
a circular from the United
States Army headquarters, the
Bubstnnce of which is to the ef-
fee; thHt a reward of $50 has
been offered for the arrest and
return of James U. Fisher, a de-
serter from the United States
army. It Is' alleged in the cir-
cular that Fisher left his com-
pany at Fort Brady, Saulle Sto
Marie. Michigan, recently and
has slnci succeeded In eluding
the officers. The deserter
Is a son of D. P. Fisher, of
this city, and upon enlisting In
the armv several years ago was
assigned to Co. H 2fith Infan-
try. As yet the sheriff has been
unable to ascertain his where
the dispute, was so Incensed over
the Implication of Allen that he open
ed Die on III in with a revolver. Al
though Allen was badly hurt at the
first shot he and a party of friends
returned the volley, instantly killing
both Bower and his brother-in-law.
Allen wns mortally wounded and died
an hour later. Other negroes and
whites who were only witnesses of
the tragedy, wore drawn into the
light which lasted for more than an
hour, during which time six more
negroes were wounded, lint though
the bnttle wns fough at close quarters
no other fatalities occurred.
The people In the vicinity ot '.lie
fight were very much alarmed anil
have appealed for the state mailt ia to
be sent to prevent further hostilities
and bloodshed Friends of rainier
Allen are Incensed over his death
and unless the troops arrive quickly
another outbreak Is feared.
WANT TO SQUELCH
(Speclnl to Tho Evening News)
WASHINGTON. Dec. 20 It l be
lieved here that the Republicans In
Congress will Ignore the attack ninilo
against Secretary Ballinger by Ilnp
reaentntlve Hitchcock, of Nebraska.
I.nte last, week some of the Republi
cans of the House declared that tho
whole matter was merely Democratic
campaign material, and will light the
proposition of giving the Dcmorrncy
the satisfaction of Congressional In
vestigation of Hitchcock's accusa
tions. On tho other hand Insurgent
Republicans are putting up a strong i
fight for investigation.
U. S. RECOGNITION
fSiiclnl to The Evening News
WASHINGTON. Dec. 20. Provi
sional President Estrada has request
ed that tho United States recognize
the Nlcaraguan revolutionary govern
ment, nnd the document Is In the
hands of tho Stale Department. Es
trada declares that he will not ac
cept a president that may be named
by Zehrya or tho Nlcaraguan con
gress, and further Intimates that he
will fight to the end phould Madrl
Irlas be chozen to represent the gov
ernment. LOST. Afountatn pen was lost to
day. Monday, December 20, on
Sheridan street. Finder will pene
leave at The News onlce. d-tf.
FOUND. IftheIadywho purchased
two pair of cuff buttons at our
store last week, and lost them will
call she can get them as they have
been returned to (it. Hartb s Toggery.
Want to Gracefully Glide out
of Cook Muddle.
REPORT TO BE NEUTRAL
llavliiK Found Cook's. Data Incom
plete, Will Not Find Adversely
or Favorably in the Mat
ter. (Special to The Evening News)
COPENHAGEN, Dee. 20. It Is
now almost certain that the commit
tee investigating the authenticity of
tho polnr datn submitted hv Dr. Cook,
will return a report that is Btrlctly
neutral, which Is neither favornblo
or adverse to the claims of the ex
plorer was tho prediction of a mem
ber of the faculty of tho University of
Copenhagen. This position of tho
Danish authorities Is, so declared the
source of this Inrormntlon. forced up
on the committee. It seems that
Ihev nre sadly embarrassed in tho
face of thflr early vehement advo
cacy of his claims because they now
find nut anything even approaching
acceptable nroof of his claims, and
are Industriously casting nbout for
some way lo gracefully retire from
the controversy. Rumors have nlso
lenkcd out from the Investigating
committees' quartern that the datn
submitted by (ho Brooklyn explorer
Is so Incomplete nnd unsatisfactory
that Cook will not bo asked to ap
pear before that body of scientists.
STAY IN HOSPITAL
(Special to The Evening News)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. The
Thaw case has again broken Into the
lime light today, but what the next
move wiil be Is hard to predict, since
tho Supremo Court today handed
down n decision by the terms of
which Thaw will be held In the hos
pital lor the Insane. The Court's de
cision destroys the last hope of the
Thaw family, who had hoped to se
cure the prisoner's release long be
Be wise Itead The News.
For Christmas Gifts
1 ounce Lsiwll's "Perleclus" Voilet lu elegant silk lined box 12.76.
2 ounce Dazell's Violet Klect in bandsoms package $3 75.
1 ounce Liz-ll's "Parpetint" iii beautiful packae2. 60,
2 ounce "Liswll'e" in silk lined box $3 76.
Huduot's celebrated porlumes in odors ChryeiH,
Violet Kin de Kspanne, White Kosii, Illllathrope all In elegant
packages 26o to $1.60. '
Hudnot's and LszelPs Toilet Waters 60c to f 1 60.
Perfumes all odors in fancy Japanese boxes 26c to 60c.
Children's perfumes in all odnrs, attractive boxes 25c.
Select and fine assortment of military brushes, hair brushes,
mirrors safety razors and manicure sets and single at
ROSEBURG PHARMACY, Inc.
Our stocK is large and Better than ever
Australian tnd German Decorated China.
Rugs and Draperies.
Children's Carts and RocKers.
Chiffioners and Dressers.
Center and Library Tables.
Morris Chairs and RocKers.
Coaches and l ounges.
Space is too limited to name the many beautiful
articles that will please you. Come in and seo.
ROSEBURG FURNITURE CO.
Headquarters for Celebrated Columbia Graphaphones, Double Discs and
l,F.VIS HUSORT lt.UPKIt
I, ate this afternoon Sheriff
Fenton raided tho soft drink
emporium, conducted by Laf
Lewis, and situated on Cass
street near tlio Southern
Pacific depot, presumably for
the purpose of ascertaining- as
to whether of not tho proprietor
Is selling liquor contrnry to the
local option laws of Oregon.
From an officer pretending to
ho in close touch with the situ-
nt Ion wo learn that the sheriff
was successful in securing sev-
eral bottles of "near beer" and
one bottle of "real beer," the
latter having been taken from
the proprietor's private chest.
Like othur beer confiscated
during the past few days, the
Lewis product will be Bhlpped
to Corvallis for kualyBls, it. bo-
lng tho Intention of tho officers
to ascertain whether or not
Lewis has been disposing of
other than "near beer."
Lewis is a deputy sheriff np-
pointed by Sheriff Fenton
shortly after tho latter assumed
control of the sheriff's office.
SO PA KILLS SELF
(Special to The Evening News)
TACOMA, Deo. 20. E. A. OlBin,
a tailor at Eatonvllle, but formerly
who lived In Tacomn, committed sui
cide because he found himself financ
ially unable to prcvldo s, wedding
outfit for his daughter. The mut
rlago took place a week ago, but tho
fact that he was unable to supply,
tho young lndy with a suitable throu-'
seau so preyed upon his mind that
suicide wub the result.
R. L. Stephens hns filed suit In the
local justice court ugainat R. L. WII
lard. He sues to recover the sum ot
1 1 2.50. alleged to be due for mer
chandise. I WILL MAICH SITTINGS
4 Up to and Including Sunday, De-
comber 19th, and have them fin-
iRhod for XtnaB. Cloudy weather
Ib ull sunshine nt my Studio. Let
me do your framing and save '
.Itoseburg National Hunk llhlg. .
AND WE WILL ASSIST
hfOU' IN SELECTING YOUR PRESENTS