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About The evening news. (Roseburg, Douglas County, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 23, 1909)
THE EVENING NEWS
BY B. W. BATES
ISSUKD DAILY KXCEIT SUNDAY
Catered as second-class matter
Nov. 5, 1909, at Roseburg, Ore., un
der act of inarch 3, 1879.
Subscription ltntcs Dally
Per year, by mail..... $3.00
Per month, delivered 50
Per year $2.00
Six months 1.00
TIU'HSDAY, DKCl.MliHH 23, 11)00.
KI.KKl'S WITH COHl'SE.
Wife of l'ortliind Man Expires Pur
. lug Sight.
standing third, according to the lust
census. It would also be instructive
to have some authoritative deductions
from the fact that few states, If any,
have a fewer percentage of foreign
born nnd colored. It is probable,
however, that the good fortune of
Kansas In respect to morals and dis
seminated prosperity ia due in con
siderable measure to the. lack of large
cities, which from (heir very nature
must bo to a greater or less extent
breeders of poverty and crime. In
Kansas the individual is not lost in
the mass, but has a better, chance to
secure moral and material support
from those about him than the mem
ber of a large urlmn community. Even
the tornadoes of Kansas seem to be
less terrible than in the yenrs when
whiskers and Populism flourished.
Portland, Dec. 22. For four or
five hours last night Theophll I'llleter
slept with a corpse but did not know
It. The dead poi'Bon was his wife.
When he arose to attend to his usual
duties, he yet did not discover that
his wife during the early part of the
night had died. Calling her. .s us
ual, and not heeding her failure to
answer, he proceeded with his work,
and had left the houso for his regu
lar employment when one of the chil
dren came running after :ilm to an
nounce that tho mother and wife was
Mrs. Bllllter, the mother of stv ro
bust children, has been In normal
health up until attacked by what
must have been heart failure some
time prior to midnight. There was
no question as to her strength and
ability tc attend to her many duties.
When the husband and wife retired
last evenine. she made no complaint.
nnd was In usual cheerful mood. The
husband, a sound sleeper, was not
disturbed during the night by any
movements of his wife, ana ' is sure
that she said nothing wh'jn stricken.
When ho arose in the dark to attend
to his early morning duties, he had
no cause to speak to his wife, except
call her after he had gouen nreaK
fast for himself. Her failure to an
swer caused no nntaalners. Had It
not been for the children he would
not have known that the wife was a
corpse until returning home late In
Bllllter Is a Swiss. whl-h national
ity his wife also claimed. They arc
poor and have been living at duu
Third street, Portland.
KANSAS WEAltS- A SM1I,E.
Half of the Prisons In tl"' State Have
There used to be an impression
that Kansas was enuueu to jiui
thy. When a prairie tchooner hove
In view from the east In those days
tho first thought was (hat some one
was moving to Kansas, und no one
wns surprised to see tne same ream
I l. I,nf..n lllir a rlilfllt
ldated wagon out of the west a year
or two later. They were quitting
nansas, a muu oi uruugui mm uu-
Irlinn TmXnV tin ftMO H.irPq til HflV
anything against the Sunflower state
before a present or past resident, for
the figures are availuble to prove that
Kansas has a little the advnntnge of
every other section of the world.
X' nrooliont f th.
Kansas Association of Charities, who
has just compelted an investigation of
tno COnOlllOilH Bunuilimii'K mid nu.n.
...t,U Dnfnmnnt tnilf 1ft hlllf the
counties of the state he found no
prisoner in the Jans. Ana as n uj
Settle once lor ail me HittiTiiieui. Liiti.
... U- to nrnHltrllvo nf InsJinltV
Mr. Knapp snows by figures that
"Cook County, Illlncis, furnisnes
1.,cn,1u tn tho alula hnanilplg
than the total population of all the
state cnaruaoie, reirrecuuimi i
nal institutions oi ianaa i-uiiiumci.
rrt - 09 KAiinlv mnr fflrniR Ollt
of a possible 105 having no inmates,
and the state has a place near the
top in tne smaiiness ui me iwitcm
ago of crime, dependency and defect
iveness. - T. .......1.1 K Interacting In kttnw
it. ntuiu t.c iiiiiicj.ix- " ........
I.,DI ttnn Al,fO tha I'lllnl illTwtt I II lit hf-
tween these cheerful statistics and the
High percentage oi juerncy, naiunn
XMAS ALMOST AT HAND
A Few Suggestions For Your Con
DESKS Have you seen our line of
ladies desks, combination cases,
book cases, etc?
CHAIRS Wo are showing the finest
lino of rockers and dining chnlrB
wo have ever had the pleasure of
TABLES Dining tables, buffets and
china closets, library and center
tables in latest designs and styles.
HALL TREES Bookcases, Iron beds
and cotton felt mattresses.
Rugs From 15x27 feet to. 9x12
DOLL CARRIAGES And Dolls
STORE- FULL Of useful articles
too numerous to mention.
B. W. STRONG,
tf The Furniture Man
THE WATER FRONT
DRV GOODS STORE
Sheridan Street Near The Depot.
We don't sell for cost or below
cost but we will sell right at cost.
If you don't believe it, try ub and
see. With each dollar's worth of
goods purchased you are entitled to
a chance on a nice set of silverware,
knives, forks, table and teaspoons.
See tbem In the window. Come and
see for yourself, don't be misled by
any one for you will miss it
D. J. JARVIS
Tailor Made Clothes
Commencing December IB, and
continuing for two weeks, in order
io reduce in stock of high-grade
goods, I will make Boita at the
following greatly reduced pricea:
$35 Suits $28.00
$33 Suits $25.00
$30 Suits $22.00
For two weeki only. Call early
while the stock ia complete.
The Reliable Tailor
GROUCH & ALDRICH
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Cement Plaster, Lime and Cem nt Blocks, Cement
Sewer Pipe, Mill Work and all Building Material
Give us a call. , We will save vou monev.
Lumber, Lath, Shingles and Dry Finish Lumt er
Doors srad Windows of all Kinds.
Yards on Lower Oak Street,
Fill Your House
with light no houae ia modern
without electrlo lights. Though we
can wire "any old" building, the
best work ia when the houae ia being
constructed. We are always ready
to give an scenrate estimate and to
guarantee tho beat work.
G. L. PRIOR
315 N. Jackaon St. Roseburg, Or
D. H MARSTERS PLUMBING SHOP.
Plumbing, Sheet Metal Worb, Tinning
North Jackson Street, adjoining Peoples Marble
WorKs. Telephone 2511.
WorK Done on Short Notice
WHITE AS SNOW
This is the claim made by all who send .their
washing to the Roseburg Steam Laundry. To get
this result no chemicals are used. Your laundry
! is not treated in a severe manner very much to
! the contrary -it is handled in the most approved
I manner all the latest, and most modern machin
', ery is at our command to do your work in a mos
ROSEBURG STEAM LAUNDRY
0. C. BAKER, Prop.
; Jackson Street - - ROSEBURG, ORE.