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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTy, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1000.
A Bref Synopsis of December
ONE JAN. COLD SNAP
On the 1 I, 15, and 10, January, 1SX8,
Was the Coldest Weather Kver
Known In Kosclmrg Be
The "old settler," to whom we of
ten refer for prophetic prognostica
tions concerning atmospheric condi
tions, tells us that this present cold
f -6nap is the. worst ever experienced
since Oregon was settled. But the
old weather prophet is usually nits
, taken, and in this particular instance
while the instruments have, within
the past ew days, shown that this sec
tion has experienced a minimum tem
perature of 19 on the morning of
Wednesday, it is not the coldest day,
by any means, that has ever been
linown in Douglas county. It Is true
that there have been but few morn
ings since 1874 that the weather has
1 been ho cool as we have experienced
in the mist week. Rv the courtesv of
Mr. Bell, of the United States station
1n the city, we are enabled to
give our readers a bit of Insight Tnto
the weather conditions prevailing
during the month of December Bince
December 1SS4, the mercury
registered 19 degrees above zero, and
that date and yesterday morning were
the only times tn the history of wea
ther observations in this city that the
temperature has been so low in the
month of December. In that vear the
low pressure began to be noticeable
uic vii, anu i-i'iitiuiitru inning cdcn
day until the 10th, when the mini
mum was 19, and the following three
days registered 24, 22 and 20, and
this was followed up by high tem
perature for the balance of the
The rainfall for thts present year
during the month of December. Is al
so a little shy of rhe average, and up
In date we lack 1.68 of having the us
ual amount. There Is no telling just
how long this present cold may lasf
although the minimum for today Ii
at the Armory
18:30 until midnight.
Gentlemen 75 cents
I have it now, a sweeping compound that will
miet the most exacting requirements. It is cheaper
than you have been using as it has less sand in it
and consequently lighter. It will not harm the
finest rug or carpet. It will take up all dust from
wood floors or covered floors. Unless floors are very
dirty it can be used more than once, again reducing
cost. Retails at 5 cents per pound But that you may
know how it does its work I will give you .a sample
package if you will bring this adv. with you. "The
man with an axe to grind," and this time I want to
know how many of Mr. Bates' readers see my adv.
F. H. Churchill
23, four degrees higher than it was
yesterday, the extreme low pressure
still continues over the inter-pla-ten
a section to the nurth nnd north
east, which presses the cold down-
ward and over western and southern
Oregon. So long as this lc w pressure
exists clear, cold weather will con
tluue. In looking over the records of past
vears for other months it was noticed
that on Thanksgiving day, 1896, the
recorded minimum temperature was
way down to 14. At that time the
cold was extreme over the entire Pa
cific coast, and the California orange
growers lost the- most of their fruit
from the severe freeze which visited
southern California. To the north In
(he state of Washington, the mercury
almost dropped out of sight. Com
paring these records with that of
Roseburg on the same date it Is seen
that this section had a good deal the
best of the game, though 14 above
was thought to be about the limit of
But 14 above zero Is nor as cold as
ft has been known In Roseburg, al
though we are g! ad to say that such
extreme cold is not experienced here
but orce in a great many years. Go
ing back to 18S8 we find the coldest
weather ever recorded in Roseburg,
and It was on the 14, 15. and 16 of
January that the minlmirn tempera
ture was 5. 3, and 6 degrees below
zero .respectively. That was cold.
Ten days later, however, the condi
tions had experienced a great change,
and the records show that the weath
er was warmor han It was on nny
day In the month of July following,
the minimum ranging from 61 to 5.1.
, One cannot visit the weather bu
renu without acquiring a fund of val
uable Information in regard to what
the government Is doing to keep the
people informed along observation
ines Obtfoiwer Boll very r.b1lrini?ly
explained to the News man the use of
the various Instruments, from the one
which guages the velocity of wind,
making a record of t very change that
ncciirs within each f';w neconds, and
the delicate little contrivance which
indicates the sunshine and shadows,
both of which are self regulating :
the Instruments which register the
m-nlihum and maximum temperature,
nnd nlso the wonderful constructed
machine which tells of 1 -w nr high
atmospheric pressure. The combined
nppnratiiB In use in this observation
station tells the exact atmospheric
conditions existing from hour to hour
In the locality, and Is a wonderful
demon strut '.on of how the niaBter
mind of the scientist has practically
harnessed the elements and is using
this knowledge for the benefit of the
IT IS NOW KING
ALBERT OF BELGIUM
(Special to The Evening NewB.)
Brussels, Dec. 23. Prince Albert
becamoMCiLg of Belgium today, the
oatu being administered at parlia
ment hall in the presence of the Bel
gian ..minister, Prince Albert's wife,
Princesses Stephanie and Clemlntlne
and scores of foreign diplomats, in
cluding American Minister Lane.,' Al
bert became king of Belblug from the
1 uKirosnt that the oath was admlniB
' tr-d, in view of the fact that the of
; filial ceremony did not include the
URAL ESTATE THAXSFHHS.
I. J. C. Moore to R. M. Noah, cer
tain land. .all situated In t. ehNW 1-4
of sec. 35, twp. 27, S R 7 W. Con
. Louis C. Johnson to Silas R. Wll
lett, let 6, block 6, Waltos addition to
Roseburg. Consideration $10.
J. R. Poo leaves for Myrtle Creek
tomorrow where he will remain for
DID 1 GET IRE
Cook 1 Ever
FAILED THE FIRST TRIP
Tried" It Without Former Comrades
and Was Successful in Itenchliig
the Summit of the Mountain '
So lie Said.
Special to The Evening News)
New York, Dec. 23. The report
of the special committee that has been
invest! sating Dr. Cook's claims of his
climb of Mt. McKlnley, will submit
their findings to the beard of gover
nors of the explorers club tomorrow
night. While the Investigating com
mitter 1U not divulge the cext of the
report, they do not deny that It dis
credits Cook. Cook and two other
explorers first made an attempt to
climb McKlnley, but were unnhlo to
get near enough to the mountain to
renlly tell what It looked like. The
guides were unable to show any trails
or way of ascent, and the matter was
given up for that season, but the three
explorers had an agreement among
themselves to tlfe effect that the next
year they would attain attempt to ex
plore the mountain. Karly the next
season, before his brother explorers
were aware of his movements. Cook
quietly slipped up the coast and
climbed the heights of McKlnley, so
From the trouble that was expe
rienced by the party on the first nt
teir.nt, and from the fact that they
were unable to get really a pracllc;;!
stnrt, Messrs. Belnioro Brown, of Ta-
coma, and H. C. Parker, of New York,
the other two gentlemen constituting
the arty were of th ! opinion at the
time that Cook's claim was absolute
ly without foundation. The same
opinion was shared by a good many
others, and the looked for report of
the Investigating committee before
the explorers' club tomorrow will b-:-looked
for with a great Interest by
these people. - '
FOUR MEN FREEZE
(Special to The Evonlng News)
Buena Vista, Dec. 23 Extreme
cold has prevailed throughout Colo
rado during the past sixty hours, and
four men are dead are the result of
exposure to the sold. These num.
with one other, who Is still alive.
though badly frozen, wen) all together
when the storm overtook them, and
the survivor refuses to divulge the
names of any of the dead men nr tell
his own name. H Is thought thnt he
Is Insane from the terrible experlenco
he has gone through. No hope Is en
tertained for his recovery.
BUTTE YARDS FIRED
UPON BY STRIKERS
(Special to The Evening News
Butte, Dec. 23. Following a
threat made by the minors' union to
deport every man who returned to
work for the Northern Pacific and
Great Northern railways, the last
switchman walked out today, com
pletely tying up the freiirht nov
ment. Several of the B.itte mines
also suspended operations, t lie own
ers declaring that It will be neces
sary to close more of the mines unless
the strike Is soon settled,
HER NEW NAVY
(Special to The Evening Nev 3
Ottawa, Dec. 21. The flrft vcsnel
of the new Canadian navy has made
its appearance In the cruiser Rainbow,
wh'.ch the Dominion parliament haB
purchased from the Britlnh govcrn
i ment. The Rainbow belonged to His
Majesty's navv for a good many years
nd Is a second claBS twin screw crul
: ser. She will be used as a training
if hip for the Canndian recruit3. Tho
, Canadians' are also negotiating with
, the home government for a second
and larger cruiser from the British
navy, which will also be used as a
For Friday, Sntnrdny nnd Snnd.iy, at
the Methodh-t Kpincopnl Church.
The following program will be giv
en Friday night. Christmas eve. at
7-30 o'clock. ProcesMor.al: Sing
ing by the school and congregation,
"Joy to the World."
Song by the children's choir,
"There's a Song In the Air."
Praver by the pastor.
Singing, children's choir, "The
Mysteiy of Bethlehem."
Responsive reading, (Luke II S-20.)
Recitation and solo, Camlle Pstter
son. Recitation, "The Divine Child,"
Solo, Gladys Marst;rs.
Recitation, "Christinas Twice a
Singing by children' choir, sing
ing "Silent Night."
Recitation, "The Baby's World."
Recitation, "Christmas Joy."
Recitation, "What Do Shepherds
j ninK 7
Singfng by the Junler choir. "The
First Glad Christmp.s Morn."
Address, by pastor on the "World's
Greatest Christmas Gle."
Solo, Roluf PatUrson.
Offerings, "Our Chriritn;as Gifts to
the Needy Poor (The Mercy and Help
Department of the Choir Will Tnke
Charge of the Offering of Thlncs to
Eat and Wear, and Distribution Will
be Made on Christmas.)
Singing, "Christmas Tidings"
Treat Distribution of Candy and
Nuts for the Children.
Benediction, by the pastor.
Saturday, Christinas Day.
There will bo a prenchlng servrcoJ
at 10-30 a. m. Sermon by tho pns
tor on the subject: " The Incarnate
God," with appropriate special music
for the occasion.
A special invitatlcn is extended to
the membors nnd friends of other
churches to participate In the service,
hose who desire to maintain the true
observance of Christmas and make it
contribute to the glory of God nnd
the praise of Chrlut should have the
opportunity of attending service on
Christmas Sunday 7:30 P. M.
The musical program for this glad
"Halleluiah Chorus," from Mnn
del's Messiah, singing by choir.
"My Faith Looks Up to Thee." duet
by Prof. Lotz, tenor. Miss Wllletta
Green alto, by Lachner, '
"Cradle Song of Bethlehem," by
Houseley. solo by Prof. Lota.
"t Waited for ihe Lord," Mendels
sohn, sung by ladles' chorus.
"Holy City," unison solo by the
choir. This Is a treat for the lovers
ARRIVES IN PORT
(Special to The Evening Nows)
r.nndon, Dec. 23. After bting bat
tered for four days by one of the
worest storms thnt has swept ihe
British coast in recent years, the Star
Liner Friesland reached her berth
at tieonsi-nvn today, sr-veul days
late from Philadelphia. The Urtes
land carried 333 first class cabin and
l"J" Myeraee passengers. ir-i- fnrs
for the safety of the nhfp had been
felt for several hoots before her ar
rival, and it was with great delight
that friends on ahore greeed rela
tives or acquaintances on ttiearlval
of the vessel In port The officers of
the ship reported a severe trip across,
and their assertions were evidenced
by many smashed and bndly battered
dock fittings. The Flamer Trever.
for the safety of which grave fears
were also entertained, steamed pafely .
Into her dock at Queenstown today.
She was caught In the Rnme gale as
that which delayed the Friesland.
Douglas County Creamery Butter
the best on the market a home
product, 85 cents a roll. Patronize
home Industry and get the best. tf, '
Out of sorts unstrung? Want to be as merry as
a Bobolink? 'Tis astonishing what we Doctors of Clothes
Troubles, and Tog "Newmonia" can do for you! Here
just the medicine you need Let us "tone" you up.
Cold In the head
ntun Down Condition ,
Chapped H finds
I Need a Change
Let us fill this precsription for you at once and you
will feel like a new man.
TUB DOUGLAS COUNTY IIOMB OK TUB ItKUAL HIIOK
The Utah, Uncle Sams New
Ship, Has No Equal
WILL CARRY 1000 MEN
Tills Greatest of Fighting Machines
Will Measure 510 lVet ami
be the Pride of the
(Special to The Evening News)
Philadelphia, Dec. 23. The now
armored battleship Utah will bo the
most formidable fighting machine
afloat and when fully equipped and
manned by her 1000 men and 60 of
ficers will nlso be the pride of the
Hnlted,States navy. This magnificent
battleship will be capable of a mini
mum speed o 20 3-4 knots an hour.
She will be Bid feet long at the water
line and have a displacement of
21,?5 tons. The Utah will he pro
pelled by ten turbines capable of de
veloping 28.000 horsepower, and her
prmor will he sufficient to protect
her from the steel missies fired from
the big guns of an enemy's floet Such
a-craft as the Utah will place the
American navy several notches ahead
of tho position It now occupies in rel
ative strength and efficiency nB com
pared with thc navies of other na
tions. The Utah will be fitted for a
(Special to The Evening Nows.)
Kaniala, Uganda, Dec. 23. -Col.
Roosevelt and party left this after
noon for Lake Niamza, after spend
ing two days at the Ugandan capital.
Dad1 Chwa, the twelve year old king
of Uganda, presented Mr, Koosovelt
with many rare, and valuable Ivory
ornaments prior to his departure.
(Special to Tho Ilveiilna Nows.
Purls, Dec. 23. Dr. Cook.,lho Arc
tic explorer, v.'lione dnla to provo IiIb
cliiiin of prior discovery of tlie North
Polo was submitted to the Unlvwrslty
of Copenhagen, and which was nft,i--ward
rejected aB behu Incomplete
and Insufficient t to crtahllRli his chilli
passed through Paris today. Dr. Cook
was from Nice, and enrouUi to OHtend.
Ho was accompanied by Mrs. Cook
and a youth about 18 years of no
whose name was not learned. Kroin
a Mnrjeilles dispatch It Is learned that
the explorer recently restored at (lie
Hegina hotel undor (he name of ItlcH-
ardson, giving his address as NaplcB.
er Srmtch-ff Hat.
VimI"Ii I'ndemrur "Stuh'js
Interwoven Ciishinene Hone.
Cold Plunge Then n 1 tut li Hobo
A Derby ( uufiinncd to Fit Your Ifend
tji'rman Zephyr (ilovm
A, HARTH'H TWHiKUY, II nnd Tai
How would yon like to
have a family group. While
the children are home we will
make it. at the studio or at
your home, Xinas trees or
Xmas dinners. We are pre
pared to do all kinds of work.
Just cali phone 2181 and
make your engagement.
Wo do artistic framing.
Clark's Studio, Roseburg Na-
tlonal Bank bldg.
On his Identity becoming known In
that city he fled to Nico und from
thence to Pnris. i
WILIi NOT PltOSKCUTK.
Tillamook Kdltor Will Kscupc Prose
cution. Tillamook, Or., Dec. 22. The case
against Frod C. Baker, editor of the
Tillamook Headlight, dragged airing
until Monday, because on the return
of district Attorney W. H. Cooper
from Portland, he would have noth
ing whatever (o do with the prose
cution, which dovolved upon Attorney
Talninge, who had been appointed by
th? court. In tho hearing. Baker did
not denv printing the circular, which
w8 a Job he did for tho law und or
der RdvocateB In the recent city elec
tion. Attorney llotts, who appeared
for Bnker, called tho court's attention
to the hftrrled ninnner !n which' it
had had Baker arrested In the ab
sence of the doputy district attorney
from the county; td the fact thnt tho
deputy would have nothing to do
whatever with prosecuting tho cafle:
that It only meant additional costs
upon the tnxpayerB to projecnte a
case that was unconstitutional. The
Justice took the case under advise
ment. LOCAL NEWS.
Headquarters for Holiday goods
Is at the Roseburg Book Store. tf.
I. M. Irwin, of Ten Mile, was at
tepdliiir to cosiness iutcioits In this
city t"ilry. The Newa ncHiio ledge
a p'casunt cull.
Mr nnd Mrs. II. .M Crnnflll. f
tlinp rna. vere In tho cltv today nmk
inir ' In- niiis nurclirwt act culling
on frl"iiils here. Mr , Crtnfill order
ci! t'm I'.venlng News sent em tf ills
I. T Spaiigh wan In from looking
Glass todr.y Oilier prominent farni-i'-8
from that section vUltinu the cl(v
Udav wcr. Mr. Sherenk "Ims How
ard. Waller Goodman Bob .Noah nnd
The big ilenm ro.i' roller which
was taken ever to W-u K-s-.burg.
vesterdnv. '.t. ho used In .111111111 a i!"W
tp'.t l.i cilrr, got o'f thy grabs nnd
was sf.ck In tho mud this morning
for nolle a 'vhllo.
The home of C. V. Scott, of Kden
lowqr, was tho scene of a qulot wod
dlng Inst night at o co-clt H"' event
ImliiK the '. anmKC t Mis Irene Mln
nlc'c and Mr. Ol'ti.rrt (I. Mollis, both
of this :'. anil the ceroniouy wns
porfoi'iiio.l by Kev .Innif-s K Haw.
Kin., pastor of tho M. H chinch Tho
wedding una wl'nee.iod by a few near
friends nnd relatives of the young
peopl j. Hoth of th! cmilr.'ictlng pur
tlni, in wrll nnd favor ibly known In
ItoS'burg. nnd their ninny friends
unite in wishing lor thmn a long and