The evening news. (Roseburg, Douglas County, Or.) 1909-1920, November 15, 1912, Page 4, Image 4

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    Zbe IRoseburo Evening Ulcws
CM 1). Shoemaker
alitor and l'roprietor
When Alexander Graham Bell, after
nearly a life time of effort, perfected the
telephone and gave it to the world, neither
he nor the world really knew what its
great value would be. From a crude and
indifferent beginning the telephone has
become a necessity of our modern day
commercial lite. Long ago it became a
great convenience to the busy housewile
for she could go to her phone and in two
:ki three minutes place her order for the
day and thus save the trip of an hour to
the shop which would otherwise have
been made.
The telephone today reaches every
part of the civilized world. It has pene
trated darkest Africa; it has stretched its
wires and poles over ice clad ground in
wintry Alaska; it has connected the
islands of the seas with each other; in
turbulous China ic has made great strides
and thousands of people are on the wait
ing list; in fact every where the phone
has gone it has met with favor and so
great has been the demand that the man
ufacturers have not been able to supply
the instruments f;st enough.
On January the first of this year there
were approximately 12,453,000 in use in
all parts of the world. Of this number
the United States had 8,362,000 in use.
ltns is 67.1 per cent of the total phones
da use. Canada had 335,000 phones, all
of Europe, including Great Briton, had in
use 3,239,000 while all the other countries
combined had 517,000. Thus it will be
seen that the United States alone has
. more than two-thirds of all the telephones
ot tue world.
To accommodate all these subscriber:
everywhere the telephone companies have
nad to string up 29,566,000 miles of wire,
or enough to go around the earth at the
v4uiui iioi nines, ii siretcneu. out in a
HJme toward the sun this amount of wire
would reach about one-third of the way
to that burning orb which gives us heat
and light.
In this country alone there are 18,179,
000 miles of wire stru'ng along poles in
order that the people may be accom
Imodated with the service. Nine people
out of every hundred in the United States
have a telephone. This of course is an
average, and the actual number of sub
scribers exclusive of duplication would be
In actual money the telephone com
panies of the world have invested the
enormous sum of $1,729,000,000. $1,025
000,000 of this amount is invested in' the
United States.
We go lo the telephone and talk with
our friends and don't think very much
about it. We may finish our conversa
tion in a few words or it may seretch out
for a number of minutes. Each one of
these conversations represents a call into
"central". This call must be answered
by the operator and the connection made.
And there were 22 billion of these calls
last year. Just think of it 22000000000.
It is beyond comprehension. In the Uni
ted States alone there were nearly fifteen
b:llion calls into "central". If it took one
minute on an average to make the con
necticn, complete the conversation and
close the call on the switchboard it would;
represent 1,523,111 days, provided the calls
came one after the other through a single
central operator. In other words it would
take 4,1S4 yeais to finish the 22,000,000,000 :
calls that were made last year. And yet
under the splendid system of the telephone '
companies these calls were handled quick
ly and easily without any great tax on the:
energy and effort of the operators. !
The latest figures obtainable, those;
for the the year 1909, show that the gross I
earnings of the telephone companies fori
that yearwere $328,717,721. Every phone
in this country earned, on an average,,
during the year 1909 the sum of $32.67.
Tht se are the gross earnings. What the
expenses were in relation to the earnings
the statistics do not show.
The investment of telephone com
panies in this country is only exceeded by
the investment in iron and steel, lumber
and timber and yas, illuminating and heat
ing. There are 228,000 people employed
in variouscapacities by the telephone com
panies in the United States.
Surely this is a gigantic business. It
has so entered into our life as a nation
that it would practically stampede busi
ness suould trie phone be wiped out over
night. We could get along without it but
it would be like going back to the sythe
after using the modern reaper and binder
in the fiield, or like transporting, mail by
singe or horseback al ter carrying it bv ex
press trains.
Alexander Graham Bell. has done as
much for humanity as did Gutenburg
when he invented the handprinting press.
Bell ranks with Stevenson, who created
the hist steam locomtive; with Fulton who
designed the first steamboat; with Samuel
Morse who made the first telegraph; with
Elias Howe who made the first practical
sewing machine; with MeCormick who
built the first harvesting machine and with
Edison who invented the incandescent
The minds of these men grasped big
ideas. They solved these ideas and gave
them to the world, the fruits of their gen
ius. They have by their labors made com
munication between mankinde asier, they
have reduced the cost of labor in the field
and home. They have made life easier
and belter for the average man. They
stand outamong the men of their own day
like the milestones along the corridors
of time.
Are all Bene to a Nicety by Using a Savory
Self Basting
Self Browning
Cooking to Perfection
Bottom One Piece
Top One Piece
Air Tight
Steam Tight
No Corners
Regular Price the Country Over $1.25. Our
Special for WeeK Ending'
Churchill Hardware Co.
unci Albany. Xo. 10 leaves Albany
.oU . ..... A servtce of Bong at the Pre8b.
inna :tu a. m. io. leave i-ori- terlan church Sunday evening at
land 6:00 p. m., Salem 8:30, Albany! 7:30 . Come and help us dedicate
9:35 . ni. j our new song books. The following
A local standard sleeper will be T"" nun,b,'rs wi" be Blven by the
operated between Portland and Eu- Send 0ut Thy Lght ...Gounod
gene on trains 15 and 16. ti10 choir
Salem Oeer Hranch Line Is com- The Divine Lullaby Parks
pleted and local service from Salem The Choir
to Woodburn via. Oeer will be In- The Homeland (Trio) llanscom
nugurated .leaving Woodburn 8:05 Mrs. Kory, Miss AKhaiis, Mrs. Colt,
a. m., arriving Salem 9:25 a. m. re- The Ninety-First Psalm... MacDerntld
turning leave Salem 5:30 p. m., ar- Mr. Fory
rive Woodburn 7:00 p. m. Quartet: nock of Ages ... Dudley Duck
Two additional trains will be put Mrs. Fory, Miss Haldeniann, Mr.
on between Albany and Corvallls; i Stone. Mr. Fory
leaving Albany 6:3r. a. m., arriving I Abide With Me Shellev
Mrs. Fory
The Lord is Exalted : West
Oornllts 7:10 a. m., returning In time
to connect with Xo. 28, also leave
Albany fl:3;' .p. m. on arrival of No.
9, and returning leave Corvallls 10:
10 p. ni.
The Choir
I'm a Pllgram Marston
Quartet ni6
II. S. Weather Bureau, local office,
Roseburg, Ore., 24 hours ending 6
a. m., November 15, 1912.
Precipitation In Inches and hun
Iredths: Highest temperature yesterday 6C
Lowest temperature -last night 38
Precipitation, last 24 hours 02
Total precipitation since first
of month u2
Normal prcclp. for this month 4.37
Total preclp. from Sep. 1, 1912,
t0 date 8.20
Average preclp. since Septem
ber 1, 1877 6 7g
Total excess from Sep. 1, 1912 2.b4
Average precipitation Tor 34
wet seasons, (Sep. to May
Inclusive) 32 36
I-C4H1.T Of SUHIIK,. llllt .U Willlll
W.lla May Km,,,,
Mildred (.., n
WALLA WALLA. Waah.. Nov. M.
That antlim-ltlcs ut r-;uM.i' (jr..
think W. M. Ilns,,,,, tl.., ,.; ,'
of mystery, who or mystery, who left
lust night for Scuttle ntter occupy
ing the !( 1 ti t for two days, may
know something of the murder of
Mildred Crcen in Kukimio August "K
was evidence,! by u telegram recelv
ed today.
The mettsiige from tiie sheriff at
Eugene asked that hi coiiiiectUn
with (lie case be Investigated. Ilrison
left last night and the message was
forwarded to the officers at Seattle.
Ilrysou came here In August from
Koatlle. accor.llng to the family of
E. II. Allen, white, at whose home
Hie black loan slaved for three
months without neighbors knowing
It. Allen will not give the exact
date, except that It was about three
month-, ago. The Aliens are much ,.
erried that Itrvson has been made to
leave town. They say that the peo
ple of Walla Walla will have to nm-
wer to Ilrvsnn H ml the Lord tor what
they have done. Allen said that
theirs was the house of tied, the only
olio in the world.
Mrs. Allen says that llryson had
no liifliicnru over them, but that she
Is a medium. She avers that through
I her connection with tho spiritual
I world she got a straight tip on the
results of ii prizefight before It came
off and that her husband won a good
sized sum on betting on the pre
ordained winner.
iioisi;i;u .t -Clin.: xt is
Marslifleld Itcconl Says Cruise 'of
Ait Idem, Will Never He
Know ii.
Itosroe llolslnger. the young man
who was Injured at the Mi'Donald
Vanghan logging en tup on Daniels
creek yesterday, died an hour after
.'aching Mercy hospital. yesterday
afternoon. The victim or tho accl
. dent was rear lirakemun on the log
ging train and fell from the string
of cars while euroute fiom the woods
to the landing. The train rrew saw
; Hrakeiiian llolslnger on the cars
, when a mile from the landing, but
"tissed him soon afteru arils, shortly
jlff.-e Vouching the lniiiMtuf. On
' sc.irchitm for him they found the
victim with a crushed skull, but there
were no obstacles near that Indicat
ed he had struck anything other
than, perhaps, the logs or a truck
of the car when he fell. There w lis
no wav to find what had caused the
accident and It will remain a imstery. !
Mr. llolslnger was about 24 years of!
age, and was a part owner In tho
Allcgany-Draln auto line. During1
I he winter months ho was engaged
with tho McDonald-Vaugban eople
to fill In the time when tbe'ailtos are
not running. Mrs. WcDonald is nil
aunt of the deceased and Mrs. W. W.
(age Is also nn mint. Mr. Uolslnger's
father lives at Hosebilrg and the re
mains will be taken there for burial,
accompanied by .lurk McDonald. The
dead man's father was for many
years a blacksmith at llrockway, u
small country settlement, eight tulles
this side of Hoseburg, on the Myrtle
Point stage road, and of late years
bad lived In Itoseburg. The death
caused a general feeling of sorrow
among the loggers In the camp where
tho deceased was one who was very
well liked Marsllfield Record.
Green Valley Orchard Tracts
In .5 and 10 Acre Subdivisions
The Son thorn Pai-Hlc Company an-'
nounoosi, of footive WVdnesday, No
voinltor -0th, thoy will have tho fol
lowing; rhango In train sorvioo.
n IT loaves Portland !:!, p. m.,
SniYin 4:27. Albany 5:3i, Kn-no
7:U. Uosohurs 10:0.-, p. m. IMniiiK
oar, Cortland to Cott;tt:p imvo. ;
No. 27 loaves Portland p. nv,
Salmi 5:. 'IS. Albany i; :t', KuK-no
7 :.ri.
No. 2S loaves Knt;er.o 7:2 a. in..
Albany 8:40. Salem :3t). Portland
Nop. 27 and 28 will cany cafe par-'
lor car.
Additional sorvloe will nlso be in
augurated locally between Portland .
ten minutes walk of the S. P. depot at Green, Oregon, and only a
thirty five minute drive from Roseburg. The tract is nearly all level
land and beautifully situated. The soil is fertile and rich and full
of productive elements. Roberts Creek runs through the subdivision
tJThese tracts are on the rural mail route. There is a general store
anu puunc warehouse, a ireignt ana express oihee- at Green. A
number of 'dwellings are now under course of construction. Green
is a live and up-to-date community in every respect. ' These
tracts have been on the market for only a short time.
Persons desiring small tracts for fruit, vegetables or poultry should
see these at once. Low prices, easy terms. You buy direct from owner
R. F. D.
Phone 2F13