0 . 0 Vol. XXVI. ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2i,i895. No. 6o. 5 TELEGRAPH NEWS. The Sentry Drove Him Off. San Francisco. Oct. 17. An eagle- eyed sentry took a pot shot nt a mau .lii'rktug in llio bushes at the Presidio 'cemetery Satuiditv night. The sentry's aim was bad, or l tie mau in the bushes - -was quick enough lo dodge the bullet, fur bo esc.md mid disappeared iu (be darkness. , i The guard placed around the monu- meut at tho Presidio cemetery, erected to the memory of the soldiers killed in tho railroad wreck near Sacramento, is yet maintained by order of Colonel Graham, - the commandant, who fears that an assault wMI bo made by members of the trades unions of the city who hare re sented the lino on tho stoue stating that , - the men whoso bodies are buried below were "niaidered by strikers." The workingtneu have memorialized the authorities at Washington upon tho subject, and asked that Colonel Graham be directed to have the offensive inscrip tion effaced. All tho nntou men, how ever, deny that here is any concentrated movement among them or any under standing whatever, to tho effect that physical force shall bo used to. destroy the monument. Be that as it may, Col- - -ODel Graham proposes to take nochances, and tho guard placed by liira around the monument some time ago is yet main tained. On Saturday night one of tho gentries noticed -a mau larking in the vicinity of the monument. The soldier challenged the ttranger, but receiyedlno repl). The man dTapcarcdt but his form soon loouml up again in the darkness, but at a different point. The sentry challenged sharply this time, and as no answer came, he sent a (lying ballet into tho gloom. The man in the bushes etcap? d. Some of the soldiers at the Presidio who have discussed the matter since, are firmly of the opinion that tho mau fired at was intent upon damaging or destroy ing the monument. Another matter which has aroused it terest among the men at the Presidio of late is the opportunity given them by oi- - den now in force, to practice marksman ship on all etray dogs within the grounds. The commandant has determined lo Sieep oat canines, and orders have there fore been posted directing sentries to thoot dogs on sight, The prompt com- ' pliance of a soldier' with thij rule last week caused the death of a pet do which accompanied a young lady to the . Presidio ,- The Riot at AkhS&sar. Constantinople, Oct. 17. The appeal of the saltan to the Russian ambassador, A. J. Denelidoff, to cause a recall of the order fur a Russian gunboat to go to Trebizond has proven fntile. French and Russian steamers are taking Armen ian refugees from Trebizond. The report of a riot at Akhissar, in the village of Adin, on the Anatolian railway in which 50 Armenians were killed Octo ber 9, a market day, by a Moslem mob, is confirmed. The Turks picked a quar rel with unarmed Armenians, looted the market and massacred helpless Chris tians, afterwards throwing the bodies into wells. Twenty bodies have already been recovered from the well i and in terred in Ihe presence of the Armenian bishop of Ismid. Istelt Effendi, a celebrated Turkish lawyer, who waa arrested recently, charged with being the author of placards in favor of Armenians, poeted in Stam bonl, has, according to official announce ment, died at Yildis prison, where he was con'Jned awaiting trial. Peary's Work. Chicago, Oct. 17. Professor R. D. Salisoary, who recently returned from Greenland with Iho Peary relief expedi tion, spoko yesterday at Ihe university of Chicago on "Peary's Work in the Arctic Regions." Professor Salisbury declared that Lieu tenant Peary knows more of tho Esqui maux, their life, customs and language than any other man living. 'LieutenantPeary," he said, "was tho first man to attempt extensive-Arctic ex plorations by means of overland travel. lie bas authentically established tho northern limits of Greenland, mado an - accurate chart of 1000 mile3 of the west coast, discovered 11 hitherto unknown Islands, collected a series ol valuable rec ords and obtained more knowledge of the nativo inhabitants than has ever before been secured." A Dreary Dullness. New VonK, Oct. 17. Tho Iron 'Ago says: All tho leading markets reflect tho same general condition, a dreary dullness in business, when contrasted with the rushing trade of past months. uessemer pig is still in the valleys at nominally at $15.33 to $14.50, while bil- lets have got down to $20.75 to $21 at Wheeling. There has been a sagging off in the principal lino3 of finished mater ial with very few contracts placed that are- worthy of uolico, Relatively foundry iron is holding its own remarkably well. It is weaker, no' doubt, hut keeps pretty close to tho max iiiium figures reached during tho rh-e. Leo's Letter. Milwaukee, Oct. 17. Archbishop KalzUr has received"ucopy of Pope Leo's letter sent to Monsignoro Satolli, bearing on religions congresses. From its tone it uould seem evident that in future Catholics are not to meet with Protestant bodies, but conduct conventions separ ately though open to all, with tho privi lege of allowing members of other de nominations to ask any questions thoy see fit. No reference was made to the world's religious congress in particular, nor is there a single word that can be termed derogatory to a great convention. Tho document is typewritten iu Latin and addressed to Mous ignore Satolli. It simply slates that the knowledgo that soch conventions are being held had conio lo tho attention of the pope and he expresses tho conviction thai it will be better perhaps for tho Catholics to meet separately. England's Position. London, Oct. 13. The St. James's Ga zette this afternoon made highly import ant and sensational statetntnts regarding Venezuela, which seem to show that the dispute between the republic and Great Britain bas assumed a grave aspect. It says that since the Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain assumed office as secretary of state for tho colonies he has paid close per?outi! attention to the question ol the relations between Giat Britain and Venezuela, and has taken the initiative in directing in part the administration ct affairs of this Uritisii colony of Guiana, adjoining Venezuela. The Gazette says: "We are now enabled to give the tenor of the remaikable dispatch in which is outlined the imperial policy to the colonies. The document is of much importance, inasmuch as it was followed by cabled- in-tracliuus from Mr. Cham berlain to the governor of British Uuiana, Sir Charles Cameron lles, K. C. M. G., to obtain without delay a vote for the provision of two Maxim guns, one of which is to bo stationed at I'ruait, or elsewhere, along the frontier, where the Venezuelans may attempt to cross. "The mere fact that Chamberlain has cabled instructions fur the defense of the frontier in this manner is positive proof that the imperial government will not toleraic a repetition of the Urnan incident, and intends to hold the frontier withiu the Schombergh line by force if neces sary. "Chamberlain advocates efpeci.illy Pos tering cold mining, and urges the ending of a road from the upper Carima river to Gniana, pointing out its importance from a military point of view, as it would en able tho government to keep more closely in touch with the frontier and thwart the repeated attempts at Venezuelan ajgres sion, adding that in view of the possible early and .rapid expansion of gold min ing it will bo necessary to provide ade quately for the prelection of the north west district, and recommending an in crease in the number of military and police as well as the erection of barracks on the frontier." The Vanderbilt Wedding. New Yoi'K, Oct. IS. Miss Cousuelo Vanderbilt, whoso wedding with the Dnke of Marlborough is now quite close at hand, is passing her time very quietly. Sho accompanies her mother, Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, to tho new residence on Madison avenuo frequently, though she does not remain there long. Mrs. Van derbilt is overseeing tho placing of furni ture, tapestries, pictures and hangings in the house every day, and has but little time to spare. The duke dines with Mrs. Vanderbilt and his fiancee evory evening, either in their privato dining-room at the Savoy, or in company with Oliver P. Belinont at tho Waldorf. Of the -1000 wedding cards issued, a fair proportion went to different families of tho English nobility. Tho entire British diplomatic corps stationed at Washington will bo present, including tho ambassador, Sir Julian Pauncefote, and Lady Pauncefote sind their family. Lord and Lady Gough will also attend. Though not yet Eettlcd, tho impression is that Lord Westmcath, of hlger rank than any other single man of the embassy, will bo one cf tho ushers. Beside tho important wedding 'own and tho outfit for tho bridal trip, nothing whatever will bo dono ,in regard to a trousseau before tho wedding. Apropos of tho bridal costumo, a prominent woman socially said last night that Mrs. Vanderbilt had Iwo bridal gowns sent over from Paris lor her daughter, ono a magnificent affair, suited to a great heiress, and tho future Duchoss of Marlborough. On this tho laco is worth a king's ransom. Tho veil is wide and long enough to bo caught way back on tho dainty head of tho young bride and to sweep dosvn to the very border of the long train of superb satin. When this is worn somo ol the finest diamond ornaments iu the world will or nament the corsage and coiffeur. The other welding gown is of tho youthful style, dainty, exquisite and simple toTi degree. With this n full tullo veil will be worn and the emblematic orange blos som wreath. Mrs. Vanderbilt will spend the winter abroad, and one of the first steps of prep aration in this direction was the dis charge of her first chef. Corbett Arrested. Hut Si-Rices, Ark., Oct.,. 18. The pio gramino of Corbetl's arrest and the sub sequent legal procedure is now in prog ress. Tho sheriff ai rived with bia pris oner at 11 :10 a. in., and drove to Justice Kirk's office, where the preliminary le gal formalities were gone through with. Corbett exprersed much indignation at Fitzsimmons' skulking iu Texas while ho is going through the ordeal alone. Creede Destroyed by Fire. Denver, Oct. IS. A special to the Times from Creede, Colo., says: About 2:30 this morning fire broke' ont In (he Cottago Home hotel, which swept over four blocks of the business portion ol the city of Creede, from Second to Fourth streets and from the Denver tfc Rio Grande tracks to within 150 feet of Cliff street, destroying about $150,000 worth of property. Among tne builJings destroyed are: Tho city hall, the First National bank, the Creede Sentinel, Can dle and Miner newspaper offices, Ihe Tortoni hotel and the mercantile estab lishments of the Famous Company, Spurseou & Cassidy, Knoedel and E. Stone, E. McCabq and S. D. Potter. Tho Western Union office was de stroyed, bat the postoflice, which was on tho edge of the burned district, was eaved. This is the second disastrous fire in the history of Creede. The first in Juno, 1S3-, destroyed the entire town. Sullivan has no Choice. New York, Oct. 18. John L. Sullivan in speaking of the coming fight letween CorK'tt and Fitzsimmons, says it may come off and then it may not. The big fellow was asked whether he had any choicc between Uie two men. He re plied that he had not, hut thought it would be a great fight. "i wish m my Heart to see it come off," said Sullivan, "as the future of boxing dejiends on its final outcome They are knocking the game out all over the country, but if will rise again as sure as you live. Fit&'immons and Corbett are lwth good fellows, and thev should le allowed to box, When I was in the game they never objected to me. I suppose that was because I was a good fellow," and he smiled. "Who do I think will win? Well, I have no choice. It will le a fight for keeps, and both will do their best to win. Corbett is a clever man, and eo is mzsiminons. lticvknow how to use their hands, and they are no novices at Hie game, f itzsimmons is said to be a hard hitter; so is Corbett. He can hit as hard as any one, and I'm sure I ought to know. "How long do I think it will last? Weil, I have not the slightest idea. It should go about 20 rounds, if anything The men will fight cautiously at first, but will no doubt Lake things seriouslv as soon as they size each other up. have no idea of returning to the ring:" A Mid-Continent Exposition. Minneapolis, Oct. IS.-Governor dough will, today, issue a formal invita tion to tho governors of 10 states and to tho mayors of the principal cities therein to send representatives to a convention to be held in Minneapolis November 4. Tho object of tho convention is to take tho first steps toward holding a great ex position between Minneapolis and St. Paul iu 1S93. The states invited are Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, North Da kota, South Dakota, Nebraeka, Mon tana, Oregon, Washington. Snperstltlon. Mine. Chance is an old hen, who hatches out every year an awful lot of eggs poverty, bankruptcy, unhappiness, gambling, divorces and suicides are some of the chicks answering her cluck. Wo practico hundreds of superstitious and crankisms, too silly to mention. Nonsense leads on to nonsense, and Im becility breeds imbecilily, and no matter what our failures or shortcomings, wo are in tho hands of fate. Talmage. Buy your cigars at tho Ro3eleaf. THE CITY COUNCIL. Proceedings of the Last Regular Meeting. Tho board of trustees of the City of Roseburg met at the city hall Thursday evening, October 17th, 1895, and trans acted the following business : On call ing the roll the following members were found present : Trustees Shupe, Rapp and Rice; Recorder Zigler and Marshal Carroll. Trustees Wright and Rice ab sent. The minutes of the last regular meet ing and the called meeting wefe read and approved. The quarterly reports of the recorder and treasurer were handed in and the committee reported that they had ex amined tho same and found them cor rect. The reports were accepted and the reports ordered filed. On the referred bill of Churchill, Woolley and McKinzey for hardware for $11.55 cents, the committee reported that the bill was correct and a warrant was ordered draw.n for the amount. At this time the.oath of office was ad ministered to the new members of tho council, and each received a certificate of his election. Before vacating tho chair Chairman Shupe complimented the members of oldlioard for their untiring efforts in working for the best interests of the city, and thanked them for the courtisies extended to him while cting in the capacity of chairman ol the board. He also comnlimented the recorder and marshal on their work during the year and their prompt at tention to matters referred to them by tlio board. Mayor Maretera then cilled the mem bers of the new board to order and ad ministered the official oath to Recorder Zigler. THE JIAVOR's AOUBESS. Before taking up the regular routine of business Mayor Marsters made the following statement : Gentlemen of the Common Council: In assuming the duties of the office of mayor of this city I am profound ly seusative of my obligation and responsibility in making such sugges tions and recommendations as seem to be appropriate and expedient. Before entering into details of the work in which we are about to engage, I desire to express to the people of our city through you, their chosen representa tives, my grateful appreciation of the honor conferred upon me, and my de sire is that I may be able to perform tlio duties devolving upon me with fidelity to their interests and with credit to tho city, to the end that they may have no cause to regret the choice they have made. Upon examination into the financial condition of the city I find the indebted ness ns follows: Sewer and City Hall fund $25,000 OatsUading warrants, with Int.. 18,079 Total $43.07!) Of this indebtedness the bonds bear interest at 7 per cent per annum, and the warrants .at 8 per cent. During the past year the running expenses of the city, including interest, was $9,917.31, while tbe income from all sources has been but $7,676.10, leaving a deficiency for the year of $2,241.21, besides making no provision for the payment of the bonds when they shall mature. To a business man it takes but a glance at these figures to see that the case re quires heroic treatment, or bankruptcy will surely follow. It is not for ns to enter into useless discussion as to how or by whom these conditions were brought abont. Tho facts are they do exist, and it is for us to find, if possible, a remedy and apply it. Immediate steps should bo taken looking to a read justment cf our whole financial system, so that our running expenses, including interest on indebtedness, may be brought within our present receipts ; or, by eome method, to increase our income to meet the expenditures, when reduced to the lowest possible amount without crippling our services. We bavo a beautiful city, filled with good and thrifty people, healthful, and more than ordinarily prosperous, but our financial condition is not such as to be tho most encouraging to those who de sire to make investments in our fair city. l make tnese suggestions to impress you with the necessity of fully informing yourselves for tho Intelligent perform anco of your duty, and to ena we you to provide auca remedies as shall secure needed reforms, aud reduce, if possible, our expenditures. The duty and respon sibility of lcgislaliou rests immediately upon you. To you is committed the sole responsibility of uiakiug laws for tho protection of our people and prop erty. You cannot escape accountability for the manner in which you discharge your high trust. You are hnrn by the will of the people, and you to owe them a conecientious performance of your duty according to your best ability.. They will scrutinize your each and every offi cial act. This Is their right and dutv. Do not disappoint their expectations. Deliberation and moderation are especi ally valuable qualities to possess at this lime, and it will be well, therefore, to be come familiar with all of tbe affairs of the city before attempting any radical changes in any department. The future as well as the present Inter ests of the city should be carefully con sidered and provided for. It is my earn est hope that the utmost harmony may prevail in all our deliberation)), so that all may enter freely upon the work be fore us. ROUTINE BUSINESS. The following applications for night watch were read : Cal. W. Wright, J. R. McCurdy, L. B. Kem, JJas. Wright W. J. Renfroe and Geo. W. Brown. The applications were laid over until the next regular meeting of the board. The bonds of J.'.B. Cannon, F. M. Zigler and J. A. Perkins for the office of marshal, treasurer and recorder, and the soloon bond of A. T. Tompson were approved by the mayor. The treasurers report from October 1st to October 17th was read and referred to the committee on current expense and accounts for investigation. The reports of the recorder and mar shal were read and accepted and ordered filed. Motion was made and carried that the bills presented be laid over until the next meeting of the board. Moved that when we adjourn we ad journ to meet Tuesday evening October 22nd, at 7:30 o'clock. No further business the meeting ad journed. Resolutions. to ihe .Most Excellent High Priest, King at.d Scribe, and companions of Umpqua Chapter No. 11, R. A. M. We your committee appointed to draft suitable resolutions on tbe death of our late companion, Nathaniel Perkins Bun nell, would respectfully reiort the fol lowing: Whereas, Death has removed from our midst our companion Nathaniel Per kins Bunnell, and Waekeas, by a divine disjensaliou of providence our companion has been called hence from his labors here to take his place in the celestial lodge above; therefore bo it Retoleed, That while we bow in humble submission to the will of Him who rnleth all things; we deplore the loss of our companion. His passing hence has left a vacant chair, has stilled the voice which we haye so often heard. bas taken from ns our brightest and kindliest instructor, and has eevered the earthly ties which bound him to us as a friend, a 'brother and companion. We may look upon his mark, his chair of autnonty will bo filled by others, but his excellent record as a man and Mason will remain with us in loving remember- ance. As the kcj-tone so beautifully and correctly fitted Ihe arch, so was all his woik tbe work of a master mechanic and of which none might be ashamed. Hetolced, That we deeply sympathize with the nifeand daughter of our de ceased companion in this their afilction. kind and indulgent father and taring husband has been taken from them, but for strength to bear their sorrow we can only point them to Him who careth for all and who doeth all things well. Rctoheil, That this chapter be draped in mourning for thirty days and that the companions wear the usual badge of mourning for that time. Eetohed, That a copy of these reso lutions be spread upon tbe records of this Chapter, that tho secretaiy be or dered to send one copy under the seal of the Chapter to the wife and daughter of our deceased companion, and one copy be handed to each of the city papers for publication. Respectfully submitted, John H. Shite, W. F. Benjamin, A. Salzman. Wholesale Smuggling. St. John's. Oct 18. The revelations regarding smuggling shows that vast stocksof wine, spirits, tobacco, cigars, tea, ect., were brought from St. Pierre without the payment of duty. The rev enue board is appalled at the extent of the revelations and, it 13 bolieved, would willingly abandon the pro6ecution now, owing to tho class of persons involved. Government politicians are badly fright ened at the threats of many supporters of tho accused who threaten to divulge damaging party secrets. The Telegram, the party organ, an nounces tho postponement of the trials of bank directors until the special term 1 of the supreme court, which is about the end of the year. NEWS ITEMS. From Friday's Daily. V. W. Harshbarger of Eugene is in the city. S. M. Heller of San Francisco ia in the city. fc J, D. Laird of Sitkum was in town yes terday. R. Todd of Dillard was in the city yes terday. J. R. Gilbard of Galesville is at the McClallen. Dr. Frye tbe Marsh field dentist, is in town today. W. P. Lockwood of Cottage Grove is in the city. Charles Stewart of Myrtle Point is in- town today. Dr. Strange wants a irood horse for driving single. Jas. Galbraith of Albany is registered at the McClallen. R. E. Hainea of Portland is stopping at the Van Houten. Tom Williams of Portland is registered at the Van Houten. - S. Van Houten came in from his leer creek ranch today. A. B. Haines and W. T. Bradley of . Portland are ii this city. W. P. Rhodes of Drain was a guest at Hotel Van Houten yesterday. E. E. Edmonds of Ridgefield, Wash., is registered at the Van Houten. There is a large, doll 42 inches tall to be given away at the Variety store. Tbe Burglar Company, at the Rose burg Theater, Wednesday, October 23d. W. S. Washburn and wife of Washing ton, D. C, are guests at tbe MeCkllen. The new city marshal started in today to drum up the delinquents ou city license. It is said a new broom sweeps clean. "Let no guilty man escape." If Durrant in the least resembles tbe latest Examiner "cut" of him, it shows how completely demoralizing must be the effect of bis associates and surround ings. The new lightning express train be tween San Francisco and Portland that' will be rut on Mondav. October 21. wflL. yank passengers through in 24 hours, at steamer rates. Now if people who dwell in the interior were allowed the privilege of boarding this flyer and pay propor tionately for the distance traveled but they won't, eo what's the use of talking? The new city council was in session last night. A report of their proceedings, including the mayor's inaugural address, is reported in full in auother column of today's paper. The city's financial affairs is not in as flourishing a condition as could be wished, but we trust that tbe wisdom of the new conned may be able to cope with the situation and safelv bring the city "out of the woods." Jerry Wilson exhibited to us this morning a most beautiful gold ring, which be himself made from gold mined on the Coquille river for the partner of Jim Belieu. Jerry also made 4he wed ding riog used at tbe nuptials of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Cannon. It was. made from gold from the mines of which, in part, Collie Flint is interested. Jerry may be Blow, but he "gets there" just the same. Elocution. The entertainment iriveu at the Bap tist chutch Thursday nicht bv Miss Catherine Coggswell and Lischen Maud Miller was fairly well attended, and the excellent programme provided was. well carried out aud listened to with marked attention by an appreciative but rather undemonstrative audience. Miss Coggs- is tbe possessor of a remarkablv linn voice, highly cultivated and under- per fect control. She will some day. make her mark in the world, in tragic roles, if she adopts the staze as a Drofeesion. She appeared as Ophelia in. the mad' scene and as Portia in the famous court scene with pleasing effect. Mrs.. Miller also recited several difficult selections of the wierd order in a very acceptable manner, and little Mary Miller captured the hsarts of the audience by her ini mitable recitations. The eutertainmeut closed with the laughable sketch entitled "The New Woman," written by Mrs. Miller, in which were introduced several local characters, principally old bache lors. Tho statistics show that Europe bought more high-priced wheat from us under the McKinley law than low-priced wheat under the Wilson law. This ano maly is ono which the farmers would like to have the democratic statesman explain. Within the last few days the Durrant case has led one man to divorce, another to attempt at suicide, and there is bo telling how many others have been gen erally demoralized. Call.