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Vol. XXVI.
ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2i,i895.
No. 6o.
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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.