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ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY,. DECEMBER 2, 1895.
Are Not Yet Forthcoming:.
CoxsTAxnxorLE, Nov. 27, via Sofia,
"Nov. 23. In spite of tbo assurances the
urkish minister of foreign affairs gave
,. tho ambassadors of Great Britain. Rus
sia, Austria and Italy, yesterday, that
Druiins allowing the passage of the Dar
danelles would be immediately issued by
iheporte, tho necessary documents have
not beeu forthcoming. -Many conferences
between tho ambassadors haye taken
placo in the last 24 boars and there have
also been many consultations between
the Turkish ministers and the saltan at
the palace. The answer of the powers to
the request of the porto that they refrain
from pressing: their demand for extra
guardebips, was that they could see no
reason' why they Bhould not support the
demands of ambassadors for more effect
jve means of protecting foreign residents
ol Constantinople In an emergency. In
view of this unanimous renlv it is con
sidered in foreign official circles that tho
sultan has no alternative bat to yield.
especially aa the powers will have extra
gunboats conyeyed through the Dardan
elles by battleships if the sultan persists
in his dilatory tactics.
It seems highly probable that tho am
b&ssadors have alieady determined not
to wait for firmms beyond a certain time
therefore it may soon be anounced that
the gunboats are coming. A portion of
the Bnusn fleet, which has been at
anchor in Salonica bay, is understood to
have left those waters for Smvrna. and
should cow be quite near the entrance to
the Dardanelles. All forts about the
straits aro fully manned and supplied
with ammunition, and in the highest
slate of efficiency compatible with the
circumstances. Searchlights are worked
nightly over the waters. It is under
stood the system of submarine mines
and torpedoes has been practically com
pleted as far as the recources of the gov
ernment will allow.
Lqxdos, Nov. 23. A dispatch to the
Daily NewB from Deyrout, dated Novem
ber 17, confirms the reports of a grave
state of affairs existing in Syria and Pal
estine, and the repeated danger in which
the American missionaries have been
placed by the riotous demonstrations of
the Mussulmans. Tho dispatch adds
that the whole of Syria and Palestine
are flooded with Turkish soldiers, and
states that In the country between Jaffa
and" Jerusalem there are 60,000 troops,
all raised within 20 days. The Daily
News correspondent adds :
"Troops arriving here bear the signifi
cant green flag of the prophet, instead of
the Tarkish flag. Jerusalem is crowded
with soldiers, and troops are being sta
tioned in the tower of Dayid, Pilate's pal
ace, and in tho wilderness outride of Da
mascus gate. The ostensible purpose of
the troops is to subdue the Druses."
The Canadian Parliament.
Ottawa, Nov. 2S. Parliament has
been called to meet January 2, to settle
the Manitoba school question. The bill
has been'printed and provides. for the res
toration of Roman Catholic schools in
Manitoba, with fall power given them
for their religious exercises. The history
of England, as written by Roman Catho
lic authorities, may be used, but the
schools must be up to the required stand
ard of efficiency before they can be paid
any money from public funds. Their
claim to the public grant is to be meas
nsed altogether by tho high standard of
efficiency. It is stated that lion. Clark
Wallace, controller of customs, sovereign
grand master of the Orange order, has
informed Premier Sir Mackenzie Bowel 1
that if an attempt is made to pass the
remedial bill he will resign from the cab
inet. These who have taken the census
of parliament say the government can
not escape defeat if it attempts to restore
the Catholic schools in Manitoba.
Cosstasti.voile, Nov. 29. The St.
Petersburg Geographical Society last
year succeeded by strategy in obtaining
satisfactory data respecting the depth of
water and currents in and about the
Bosphorus and Dardanelles, with the ob
ject, it is understood, of enabling a Rus
sian fleet to forco the passage of the
Dardanelles should such a step tarn out
to be necessary. The society, it appears,
obtained permission from the Turkish
government for a scientific expedition to
visit the sea of Marmora, on a Turkish
vessel, in order, ostensibly, to ascertain
if the earthquake of July last had made
any changes in tho bottom of the sea.
This apparently innocent work was after
ward to be continued, still by permission
of th9 porte, in the Tarkish portion of
the Aegean sea, but on their way through
tho Dardanelles, tho Russian "scient
ists" were cangbt sonnding these waters.
The Turkish officers protested, tho work
.was stopped, and the Russians returned
The British admiralty n said to havo
obtained comploto soundings from the
English merchant steamers which havo
repeatedly passed tho Dardanelles, and
it is suspected in some quarters tliut tho
British naval reserve officeis have been
engaged on board these vessels in ob
taining all tho information necessary for
tho admiralty department.
Most startling repoits are still current
hero regarding tho preparations for Iron
bio being made by Russia in her Black
sea ports and along the frontier of Asiatic
Turkey. Tho different divisions of the
Black sea fleet, regular and volunteer,
aro said to bavo been brought op to the
highest point of efficiency and to be
ready for immediate operations. The
Black sea dockyards and coaling depots
have undoubtedly been busy, according
to the reports of ship captains who have
passed Constantinople, and tho greatest
activity was noticed by thorn in military
circles. The Russian officials hero claim
there is nothing alarming in all this; that
it occurs every year, at this time, and
that it means nothing more than tho
work ol shifting and preparing troops f jr
their winter quarters. But the steamer
people coming from the Black sea assert
that in all their experiences they havo
never seen so much activity displayed at
htis or any other time of the jear in
Russian naval and militarv circles.
The porte has made another report to
the ambassadors on the situation, an
nouncing that the work of restoring or
der in the disturbed districts is progress
ing satisfactorily and that the reforms
insisted upon by the powers are being
affected as promptly as possible under
The anxiety caused by the absence of
direct news from Syria increases. It is
reported, however, that large numbers of
Turkish troops bavo been drafted there;
and a religions war seems imminent.
The soldiers are said to bo bearing the
green flag of Mohammedanism instead of
the regular Turkish flag, denoting, it is
claimed, that a wholesale onslaught up
on the Christians of Syria may bo antici
pated. Jerusalem is said to be crowded
with Tarkish troops, and Palestine is re
ported to be overrun with the soldiers of
the saltan. This is considered to bo one
of the most dangerous features of the
Crisis Expected Soon.
Constantinople, Nov. 23, via Sofia.
Bulgaria, Nov. 20. Tho political situa
tion is critical, and a crisis may be ex
pected within the 24 hoars. The saltan,
who is once more thoroughly under the
influence of the palace party, led by Irze!
Bey, still declines to grant the firmans
applied for by representatives of Great
Britain, Russia, Italy and Austria, for
the passazd of the extra Luard shin
through the Straits of Dardanelles.
This is extraordinary, as cn Tnesdav
Tewfik Pasha, tho Tnrkisb minister of
foreign affairs, personally assured Sir
Phillip Carrie that the porto had detei
mined to grant the perroision required.
It would thus seem that while the Tark
ish ministers are apparently in favor of
granting the firmans, the palace party,
priests, chamberlains and others, who
are the real advisers of Abdul ilamid,
are opposed to it aa calculated to lower
the dignity of the sultan. Meantime the
Mussulmans are erowine nneasv. lockinz
upon the tbrcateninc advent of the extra
guard ships as nothing less than warlike
demonstrations before Constantinople.
Sir Phillip Carrie, when assured bv
Tewfik Pasha that tho firmans would be
forthcoming, immediately telegraphed to
the admiral in command of the British
Mediterranean squadron instructing him
to dispatch a gunboat to tho Dardanelles
to be used in the Bosphorous as an extra
guard. The twin-screw torpedo gunboat
Driad, carrying four seven-inch and four
six-pounder quick-firing guns, is expect
ed lo arrive at Chanakkal today ami pass
right on to the Bosphorous. Tho sultan
is known to be in a stato of the greatest
agitation at the news that an extra Brit
ish gunboat is heading for the Darda
The minister of foreiirn affairs was sent
for at midnight and an exciting inter
view took placo between him and tho
sultan, during which the latter bitterly
and tearfully reproached Tewfik Pasha
or his action. The pasha tried to iustifv
himself by recalling that tho granting of
tho firmans had been agreed to in sub
stance by tho sultan. The sultan insisted
that it was impossible to issue the fir
mans, as that would causo rioting in
Constantinople, and that tho powers
Bhould be content with tho mna.qnrnn
taken by tho government to maintain or
der. The sultan then inst-nclm! iwntr
Pasha to do every thing possible to in-
indaco the British ambassador to counter
mand hia order for a gunboat. Sir Philip
refused, saying ho was tired of being
trifled with, and rimlndinc him that
Great Britain was acting fairly within her
Tewfik Pasha returned to the palace in
a very unenyiablo framoof mind, with
the failure of his mission. Tho sultan,
frantic with rage, drove him from his
presenco with fierce revilings, and tho
president of tho state counsel, Said Pusha
who is supposed to havo some influence
with Sir Philip Currie, was sent for. The
sultan eagerly besought him to go imme
diately to the British ambassador and
spare no effort to induce him to order
the recall of tho Driad. Sir Phillip fin
ally consented to placo the whole matter
once more Injforo his government and
aivait further instructions.
flight Have Been Talmage.
Chicago, Nov. 29. A dispatch from
Rev. T. Dewitt Talmogo narrowly es
caped the fate of W. W. Howard, the
representative the Christain Ilerald
in Armenia, who, it is feared lost his life
in an attempt to take aid to tho suffering
The Christain Hciald desired to Eend
Dr. Talmage abroad to disburse $20,000
among the starving Armenians. At his
suggestion the journal cabled the Turkish
government, askiog if it would give ade
quate protection to a representative it
desired to send into Armenia to aid the
suffering people. A reply was received
asking what point the paper desired its
representative to visit. In turn it was
cabled that there were four principal
points. Tho Turkish government then
cabled that if tho paper sent a represen
tative it could not guarantee his protec
tion. In viow of this statement Dr. Tal
mage declined to go. Howard was sent
instead, and, according to latest reports,
is lost somewhere in Asia Minor, and it
is believed has fallen a victim to Moslem
"I was to have seen Howard on the
day of his departure," said Dr. lalniage,
"but my work prevented. I hope he has
not met the untimely fate which tho dis
Any One But Cleveland.
WASiiixnTox, Nov. 20. Special to the
Journal-Press runs :
"The democratic party has done many
foolish things, no doubt, but in heav
en's name let us not violate our most
sacred traditions by nominating Cleve
land for a third term," said .Senator
John M. Palmer today. "I don't think
he would accept, but whether he would
or not, we should not think of nominat
ing him again. Let us have a Western
man next time Morrison, if ho wants
it Carlisle, if lie will take it. I would
not be surprised if tho coming session
were to bring out some presidential tim
ber on both sides thus far unknown."
Senator Palmer scoffs at the talk of
war witli England over Venezuela. He
says if the Cuban insurgents represent
the great body of the natives, and are
fighting for the liberty of the whole peo
ple, he is with them.
He believes Tanner will bo the next
governor of Illinois and Cannon the
Washington, Nov. 29. The president
came into town and the cabinet met.
The annual message of the president
was the leading topic of discussion, re
ports of the cabinet officers having all
been prejared with the exception of
those of the secretary of the treasury
and the attorney-general. The message
is neanng completion rapidly and will
probably go to the nrinter tomorrow or
Sunday. It is understood that it will be
about the same length as last year's
communication, making, perhaps, 15,
000 words, althouch in the event it is
deemed necessary to reserve space for
treatment m a special and later message
discussing the Cuban and Venezuelan
affairs, the principal message may be
The masquerade ball given by the
Roseburg Orchestra, Thursday evening,
was a brilliant affair and drew forth a
large crowd of inasqueraders and spec
tators. The prizes were awarded as fol
lows: Best dressed lady, Mrs. Charles
Curry, as Lady Washington; best
dressed gentleman, L. II . Zigler, a
bpanish Cavalier; best sustained char
acter by lady, the Misses Robcna and
Bertha Grills, as Topscy's: best sus
tained character by gentleman, Paul
Zigler, as the Jew peddler. Tho re
ceipts were quite satisfactory, and tho
ball was voted a grand success.
Recent statistics show that there aro
555 churches in New York City and 7300
Baloons. That is to Eay, there is one
saloon for each 210 inhabitants and one
church for each 8130 inhabitants; and
there wero 4,000,000 barrels of beer con
Bunied in tho city last year, which was at
tho rate of two and a half barrels for each
man, womm and child. It ia easy to
understand from such figures why it is
that Tammany usually triumphs.
From Friday's Daily.
W. II. Barborough and W. D. Chad
wick are guests of the Van Houten.
F. W. Smith of Portland and I!. F.
Hill of Wilbur are at tho .McClallen.
The first now of the season mw ob
served on the coast range this mormtiL'.
Jep. Green, ono of the leading popu
lists of the county, was in thecity yester
day. Geo. ,W. Solomon and J. E. and B. H.
Pitts of St Louis are guests ut tho Mc
Clallen. O. H. Buell of Looking Glass and jus
tice of tho peace made a pleasant call at
this office today.
S. C. Force of Ashland, J. H. Lee of
Portland and S. C. Morden of New York
aro registered at the Van Houten.
Born, at Sugar Pino, Nov. 2Sth, 1895,
to tho wife of George Matthews, a son.
AH parties interested are reported as do
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Stroud left on this
morning's overland for San Francisco,
where Mr. Stroud goes ai. a delegate of
tho Rosebuig B. L. E. lodge.
Tiie Mahara's have come and gone,
and the better part of the community
are glad of the latter part of their per
formance the going. They were a rocky
Chairman E. D. Stratford of the reading-room
committee calls for a confer
ence of the committee at his office. Sat
urday, tomorrow, at 3 p. m. The mem
bers of that committee will please be
Mr. Cyrus Levcns and. Mrs. Eliza
Leyens of Elkton returned home alter a
ehort visit with their old time friends,
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Rapp of Wtst
Roseburg. where they enjoved their
Married, November 2Sth, 1S95. at the
home of the bride's parents on Su?ar!
Pine, Mr. E. M. Matthews and Miss
Eatclle Inman, both of Douglas countv.
Oregon, O. II. Boell, jastico of the peace,
officiating. The happy couple has the
tst wishes of their many friends.
The owners of wheels, if thev are not
wheals in the head, are to be congratu
lated upon their good fortune, thefc
hard times, A wheel neither eats nor
drinks and hence a board bill is no im
pediment to the rider. It is easier to
pump the tire full of wind than to pur
chase hay and oats for a cavuse.
T. J. Jackson of Astoria is in the citv
today on business. Mr. Jackson is a
Douglas county boy, born near Canvon-
ville. He was Ixirn and has grown to
manhood within our recollection, and
almost by his own effort has educated
and fitted himself for teaching, and now
has charge of one of Astoria's public
The turkey roosts no more on high.
No more he fears tho farmer's cry,
Thanksgiving is past, and he's at rest,
A peaceful calm psrvades his breast.
Bat they who oa Tnanksgiving day
Did give their appetites fnll sway,
Now walk the streets with faltering pace.
And turkey prints upon their face.
They hear the gobble niht and day,
Of turkeys eaten yesterday.
Christmas is coming, and Wollenbem
& Abraham are still at the Souaro Deal
store ready to furnish all who call upon
Uiem with stylish Christmas iroods at
unprecedently Ipw prices. Now is the
time to lay in supplies at reduced rates.
and those reduced rates are to be found
at the Square Deal store. Rain or
shine we will always bo on hand to
show goods and accommodate custom
ers. e do not intend to be undersold
bv any merchant in Roseburg, so come
along, make your purchases for Christ
mas and make husband, wife and chii
Trora Saturday's Dally.
J. McGuirA fit Pnrtlnnrt iq rnplatorpd nt
the Van ftouten.
J. W. Krewson of Drain is registered at
the Van Houten.
H. M. Wcad and wife of Tacoma are
guests at Van Houten.
II. E. Mitchell and Chas. Carter are
registered at the McClallen.
F. W. Feneran of Pendleton is visitinz
with the family of Mr. Gillett in this
J. L. Roberts of Glendale, H. W.
Pratt and F. B. Pitt of Drain are at the
M. R. Huntley of Eugene is at the
C. Kreidt of Rico Hill is resistored at
t the Depot Hotel.
S. C. Miller of Dillard, Chas. Kellev.
and K. Duncan and wife ure registered
at tho McClallen.
The Shasta Limited came up from
Portland this morning in two sections
with double headers oach, making in ull
24 coaches full of passengers.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
The drawing for the $75 Haviland
China set took placo at Mrs. N. Boyd' a
November 29. The lucky number waa
115, and the holder of that number was
T. J. Kearney, Jr., deceased.
No light yet, but, until old Luna be
gins to wane, our citizens can stand it.
In the mean time the electric light com
pany would do well to get a move on it
and be prepared to throw eomo light on
the subject when needed.
Somo crazy or drunken persons have
been making themselvesquite obnoxious
on Mill street by firing pistols to the an
noyance of the citizens there. If the
party or parties wish to avoid trouble
they will do well to discontinue the
A Now York woman after five months
of married life sued for a divorce and
proved that her husband had repeatedly
slapped her in the face, but the judge
refused to grant the divorce on the
ground that she hadn't been married
long enough to givd matrimony a fair
trial. That jndge ia doubtless a disciple
of the massage treatment a system of
treatment that requires time to test its
Every Pacific Coast newspaper should
do its level best to awaken tho people to
the needs of the Nicaragua canal. The
United States can- well afford the enter
prise and push it to completion. Some
eastern cities, the railroa'ds and the
newspapers, under the influence of these
cities and railroads, may propose it and
tiy to weaken it in the eyes of the public
but the great mass of lLo people should
be in favor of it, as it promised much to
them. The Nicaragua canal by all
means! The canal completed and in
operation the load on the shoulders of
the people will be greatly lessened.
Mrs. N. Boyd invites everybody to
visit her salesroom and inspect her fine
stock of goods for every day use -tad for
Christmas. She has large supplies on
band, and is daily receiving additions to
her large and varied stcck on band.
Family groceries in abundance, crockery,
dried fruits and lancy articles of all de
scriptions suitable for Christmas presents
to old and young. The Boyd corner is
the place to make purchases, the Boyd
corner is the place for customers to re
ceive kind and courteous treatment, and
the Boyd corner fa the place that when
you leave after makiDg your purchases to
feel assured that yon have good bargains,
and have purchased the best of rner-'
chantable good.. Don't forget the Boyd
corner, or snch forgetfulness will bring
you to grief.
Atmospheric conditions cf business
were said to have been cleared a year
ago The enormous number ef failures
in 1S93 and 1S94 were attributed bv the
free traders lo the weak concerns that
had been indulgingin tco much protec
tion stimulant. Witli the passiug of the
clouds we were promised a clear bluo
business sky. Judging by the number of
trade failures, 299, for the week ending
November 2 there must still be gome
cloud speck on tho horizon. In the pre
vious week there were but 259 failures;
in tho corresponding week of 1S94 but
253; in tho 1S92 week ouly 221 or 7S
less than now. We were told that all
the weak houses had gone to the. wall
more than a year ago. The strong con
cerns must be tottering now. The good
old free trada titnsa an i democratic revi
val have a wonderful effect.
The Plainde.u.er labored for the build
up and operating of a woolen mill in this
city when there were hopes of such an
institution being successfully established
here, But now that the democratic
party has joined in with the coyotes in
destroying the sheep industry we give it
up as a bad job, and now turn attention
to the fruit industry, which offers better
Ridiculous as it sounds for the United
States at this period of their existence,
we are on the straight road to bank
ruptcy. The situation is such that with
Congress in Republican control, a Presi
dent of the opposition must accept the
revenue bill which is laid before him.
There is a deficiency m tho national rev
enue, and wo must have money. It is a
condition which confronts us, not a the
ory. N. Y. Sun.
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MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
A correspondent to the Orezonian
J oyetthe namo "Republican," eays:
I "TV. Tr i . r .... .
viaim mauo lor JiCEErs. Siitcn
ell, Elba and Hermann that they can do
more for Oregon than new members
might be true if they were in harmony
with their party upon the important
questioos which effect the financial pol
icy of the nation."
There is nothing. Le adds, however,
in the congressional record which shows
that Oregon haa received more than her
share of congressional appropriations
through their influence.
"Republican" acknowledges that those
men are "the proper persons to send
back to congress if in harmony with the
party upon the question which effects
the financial policy of the nation." We
make bold to say that they are in har
mony with their party upon that ques
tion. The great financial question that
now confronts us ia that of protection of
American industriea. That ia the ques
tion. The free coinage of silver which
"Republican" tries to lug to the froot is
a side issue which the late elections have
practically settled, for, as "Republican"
"The next congress will be against the
free coinage of silver. There will be no
uncertain sound in the platform adopted
by the republican state convention next
Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Hermann and Mr.
Ellis are true republicans, thoroughly
imoueu witn tne great and paramount
queslion of protection, and on that inen-
ticn and that of a strong American
toreign policy, may be relied on. On
questions of minor importance, ques
tions on which the state and national
platforms were susceptible of two con
structions, those men were not mere
cuckoos, waiting for a boss president
to give them the cue and then chime in
and eay "me too, Mr. President." No,
these men showed an independence of
spirit and courage of their convictions to
express their opinions and not sneeze
when a president takes snuff or when the
political machine turns to a certain
point pop up and say, cuckoo, cuckoo.
Neither the state or national platform of
the republican party declared for a gold
standard, but for "bimetalism" aa tra
ditionary with tho American people.
That these men favored a double
standard is admitted. We differ with
them in that view of tho question. We
believe in bimetalism but not inadouble
staudard. There is a wide difference be
tween bimetalism and a double standard.
But as the question of free coinage is
practically a dead issue, evidently settled
by the late elections, we have nothing to
fear on that question and as Mr. Mitch
ell and Mr. Hermann are sound on the
all important question, viz: Protection
to American iudustry, we can trust them
with minor questions.
Their experience will give them advan
tages no new men can have. "Republi
can" ;ays Oregon haa not received more
than her share of appropriations through
their influence. They do not claim they
have secured more congressional aid.
But the record does show (with all difler
enee to Republican) that our delegation
in congress, Senators Dolph and Mitchell
and Congressmen Hermann and Ellis,
have secured per capita, more aid from
the national treasury than any other
stato in the union. For these appro
priations Senator Dolph is entitled to
his share ot credit and ought to have
been returned for the very reason of his
ability to aid the state on account of his
experienced statesmanship; and for
a like reason wo believe Mitchell, Her
mann and Ellis should be returned.
Their free silver coinage ideas will not
taint their usefulness on the main issues
upon which the next compaign will be
fought. Wo do not think it good sense
to discharge a skilled carpenter because
he takes Bnuff, although we detest that
habit. It is the caipenter we are inter
ested in, not whether he takes his snuff
from a gold or silver snuff box.
Secretary Hoke Smith, one of the
most ultra democrats and who has been
the most aggressive in turning out fed
eral office holders til! nearly every office
in the government is now occupied bv a
, democrat, now recommends "thatclassi
) tied servico be extended over all the sub
ordinate positions." Such a rule would
retain iudeffinitely all his appointees in
subordinate positions. Hoke has an eye
on the next change which he perceives
is inevitably coming.