Vol. XXVI.. ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1S95. No. 74. TELEGRAPH NEWS The Atoka, Bawdary. T.xcoiA. IM 6 The CwmHi'i goy- n.mwii I lite le. n contract for the carry nguf ni .1 tin pan, in Alaska, to Forty-MiV c k. which Is also in the territi rv 4iVki ( iniuid by the United State? ! t Canada is now assert ing h tlxin. . 1 1 is said that for a for eign country iilt a contract for the transmission t mail in the territory of another vt-rnn 1 i t if something that is precti.il unheard of in international afiVirs It would ncttn that it would only n ean that the dominion of Canada, Great DriiniuV d-endency, is bound to uphold at all hzard her claim to that strip of territory extending from and taking in Junean to thef icb gold fields oM the Ynton rivrr. The contractor are Fred C. Gasch and F. C. Heaney. the latter a resident of Dyea, Alaska They will leave Juneau on tbetr nrt trip to the Yukon country iJeceni-'t-r is, at u expect to make a round trip every two months. The Ca- sadaif government thus executes a coup d'etat in euMinbing communication with ti. YnkiM country, the United State Imvit-if rti- po-Ul service there, and U e nil i.e- nr rav private earners (1 pet lu-r I -r earning the mail. This move, fltnn 'he tending of a detach ment fi ni-M ( r-lii-e tv the Canadian goverrruen U- h-iriy iiile, ts taken as dearly iiid'cnting that country's deter mination t rxe- the disputed tern tory. ever, it ts the determination ot mo friends of the movement thnt this gov ernment shall nbsolutcly conrtol the project, but, owing to the subsidy granted by the. islands, the ecopo of the bill will bo modified in such a was as to provide for n subsidized line, not built by the government, but nt the disposi tion of the United States a both ends. California's Ice Palace. Tbuckke, Cul., Dec. 5. Truckco is preparing to have an ice palace to illus trate the diversity of California's climate. The business men of the town have formed themselves into a stock company and are now erecting buildings which will be tho basis of the palace. Streams of water sprayed on the building will coat them with ice, Tall trees covered with icicles placed on the roofs of the buildings will give them a picturesque appearance. An enclosed ice Bkating rink, 800 feet long with a roof of solid ice, will be one of the features. A sleigh ride ot seven miles to Donner lake and return is guaranteed every visitor. In 10 days tho palace will be completed and excursion trains running. Another Battle. Kst Wkstr. H , Ifcv 6. Acordiog to advice- u liirl. rech here from Havana, the Ccen have oce more won a vic tory ov-r i;.- ik)i troops. The bat' tlewa- fought t-etween (Jamaguay and Las Vil!. tJ. rera Gomez and San chez, with aOCKi ii utgrnt. encountered General n-hz. Valdez and Garriel, commntidiKK 2-CO Spanish troops. Three hoars- ol ;-p-raJe fighting was waged ibf- latilp retiring with a Ion of 200 killed i -l 300 wounded. Among the kil ed were f-erl officers. The io-ark-rni was about half that of Ilia pnirl-i - - - . - It is 4ertd ir. Havana that tho re port Ul t'nnitz mid Maceo were rooted wis orierwi cfled to the United States by Campos to prevent, if possible, the recognition of the insurgents by congress. Hope of the Sultan. CossTASTisoi-LX. Dec 4 Daring the past 24 hnr have been frequent cabinent ctv ii- at the palao, and sev eral ex-lintf' 'pinion with represen tatives o Mi- i -r, hut no derision seems o have ifeu arrived at by the porta on the subject of the firmans de manded by the powere for the passage o! extra guard ship through the Boephorot. Tho dilatory policy of the palace people is continued, apparently in the hope that a hitch i'I occur bich may pat an end to the Hccord of the power The amba-.dori do not attempt to deny that the iccord of Europe is liable to bfi disturbed at any moment, and it la to attain this end that Tcrkeyis working nitrht and dav with all the skill and -o aobtleiees ! oiprn diplomacy. Cer tain rumor sbont the "real designs of Great Briuin im takn to he Ros-ian emlw y ot thp torte. and an noying Itinntiations i-onceming the ulti mate aims of Buma find their way tbrouah the pnrte' agents into the Brit ish ettra8y lu torn the French am bassadors hears fly rport about the do ings of the German ambassador and vice versa. Bo th game continues, with rnrkev still ahead, in spite of the efforts of apparently nnit Europe. However, unless all ign" e misleading, or the unexpected happens, there will be a de cided change in the situation by Bator- day. England Will Arbitrate. Chicago, Dec G. A Washington specLil to the Journal-Press savs: It is rumored that the president has been informed that Lord Salisbury's re ply to Secretary Olney's note asking that the Venezuelan question be arbitrated is favorable. The reply is expected Sat urday. In Panama. Nkw Yokk, Deo. 5. A dispjtch to the Herald from Panam-t Bays : President Caro will retire temporarily from the presidency. Ueneral Rafael Reyes, minister of the interior will act as president. The Herald's correspondent in Guaya quil tends word that the government forces nnder command of Colonels Mo rses, Alfaro and Avellsno, defeated the derial troops near Chapoy after two hoar's heavr fii-hline. The rebels fled taking refuge iu Colombian territory Many rebels were killed. Northern Pacific litigation has called attention to the necessity of legislation to regslate tho appointment of receivers and the judicial sales of railroad, parts of whoso lines aro in tho different Bute?. Ho points out tho desirability of the in vestments of n sinxle court witti control over tho entire properly. Prompt action is timed toward tho working out and ko- Intion of the problem presented in tho covcrnment's relation to the Centrnl and Union Pacific railroad, and, as it may become necessary or advisable for the government to institute proceedings against ono or both cf these companies, ho bIiows the necessity of a law giving some court in tho District of Columbia jurisdiction over the entire properties. The attorney-geuorl says the principles established by the opinion of tho eupretno court in the Debs case aro of the highest value and importance. BRIEF MENTION. Mc- the the ut Morea About the Message. Dknteii, Dec. 5. The Hon. C. S. Thomas, national democratic committee man from Colorado, expressed his opin ion regarding the prueident's message to day as follows: "On foreign offers he is democratic, and, therefore, right. His attitude is that of the vast body of nis countrymen. On financial affairs he is consistent with bis past policy, but eo radically and vi ciously wrong that none save the Wall street interests can regard it otherwise than as the expression of an obstinate man whose theory is that he mut be right, and therefore everybody else must bo wrong. His party platform and tradi tions are thrown oveiboard. and the ultra-radicalism of tho Sherman school of finance is unconditionally approved and recommended. He may succeed in se curing its adoption, but only through tho sacrifice ot the democracy." A Cable to Hawaii. Chicago. Dec. 5. A special to a morn Ing paper says : Senator Hale's project, which had its origin at the last session, for the estab-1 In the Lower House. "WASiusaioxj Oec. 6. When the house met today Terry, dem., of Arkansas, and Boatner. dem.. cf Louisiana, belated members, were formally sworn in, and a motion for a committee to pass on the members' mileage accounts was passed. Baker of New Hampshire asked unani mous content for the immediate consid eration for a resolution tilling on the secretary of agriculture to report whether he had expended the whole or any part of the appropriation made Dy the list congrets for the distribution of a farmers' bulletins. McMillin of Tennessee, ob jected.. Walker of Massachusetts offered a pe tition in form of la resolution, from the naturalized Armenians of the United States, nine-tenths of whom, he said, lived in his district, and requeste 1 it to be printed in the records. After reciting the alleged oppression and outrages of the Turkish government, it cor.cluuctl: "Resolved, That the people of tLe United States, through their representa tives in congress assembled, hereby ex press their deepest abhorrence and con demnation of the outrages thus com mitted on their American fellow-citizens as well as the Christian subjects of Tor key. "Resolved, further, That this house, composed ol immediate representatives of the American people, pledge its sup port to the government in evf ry measure justified by international law and com mon humanity to vindicate the rights ot oar fellow-citizens and their families in Turkey, and to hinder and prevent, as far as practicable, the continuance of the outrages and massacres in that land." The petition was referred to the com mittee on foreign affairs. At 12:30 the house adjourned until Monday. Congress Will Do Nothing. Washington, Dec. G. Although there was talk before congress met that South ern republicans might try to bring about congressional action on the state consti tutions of Jrouth Carolina and Misiis sippi, which they claim are designed to disfranchise their party, there does not seem to be much likelihood that any ef fective step in that direction will be talked with the house veterans on the subject and become convinced that there is nothing this congress can do, and that the only practical measure would be to bring the questions involved into the supreme court. In the next con gress, if there be a republican house, the status will be different. Already there is talk among Southern republi cans that members to bring credential. from South Carolina to the next congress will be refused their seats on the ground that the senate lias not the republican form of zovernmcnl truarantecd by the constitution. Mr. Murray of South Carolina, who was the only colored member of the last congress, is back as a contestant for his old seat, the certificate to which is held by a democrat. He claims to have been counted out, and says he has not the slichtest doubt that he will be ! slated. The renublicaus of the State he savs. notwithstanding their recent rebuff in the supreme court, are prepar ing to bring the question of tho validity of the constitution before the court in a form which they think will require a de cision on the main issue at stake General opinion among the house re publicans appears to be that this con gress will be conservative in unseating the 32 members whose seats are con tested. The republican majority is so large that there is no need to strain a point in unseating any. Fr6m Friday's Dallj. H. V. Classfoid of Coos Hay is in town today. I. Hermann of Portland is at the CUIIen. J. II. Russell of Gold Hill is at Van Houtcn. W. J. Kelluian of Portland is nt Van llouten. J. McGuire of Portland is stopping the Van llouten. W. H. Lincoln of Chicago is a guest utthe McClallen. Wm. Russel aud wife of Gold Hill are in the city today. G. H. Carter of Genera, Ohio, is stop ping at the McClallen. C. W. Johnson and C. Greenwood of Lake Chelan are in the city. T. J. Jackson of Astoria, who has been n the city several days visiting friends, returned Tuesday on the overland. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Drake of Myrtle Cieelc were in the city this week on bus iness, and returned home this evening. Miss Clara and Bert Riddle, who have been visiting the family of O. L. Willis in this city, returned home to Riddle this afternoon. J. It. Harrison of the Grants Puss Mining Journal, dropped in on us today for a moinent'a chat. He reports things lively at tho Pass. O. D.Turner of San Francisco, solicitor for the America's Wonder Lands, 6on of D. C. Turner of D-.-er Creek, is in our city. Mr. C. D. Turner is the right man in the right pl.tce, and when ho appears with his fascinating smile and asks vou to take a copy of his Wonder Land, yon should remember Davy Crockett's ad dress to the Coon, "Come down or I'll shoot." Yes, come down or vou'd be shot, for C. D. is loaded to the muzzle. So write down your name. He will allow you a choice of binding, that is all. His book of wonders is wonderfully full ot tho wonders of America It will make a fine holiday present. Wednesday night about 11 o'clock some unknown person or persons hurled a couple of rocks of about three or four unds weight through the windows oi li llUl'K! CgejpicU Uy Kin. Will n'Jt.t, and Lee Way, the Chinese Christians. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report Attorney-denei-al's Report. Wabiiixotos, Dec. C The annual re- lishmentof a cable line between thblport of Attorney-General Harmon, sent rt 1 .1 11. V Country ami Hawaii, ouuer gmciuuicu' tal control, is to be pushed onward this winter, and, it is believed, with a chance of success The original propo sition passed the senate in the consular and diplomatic bill, but was left out in the house on account of the president's animosity, a sentiment that developed, it was alleged, out of the criticism passed upon the executive in connection with the Hawaiian situation. Senator Hall has prepared a new bill, which he will introduce at an early date. It is learned that the Hawaiian gov ernment, de8irious of the establishment of this cable connection, has guaranteed a subsidy of H0.000 a year. This makes the prospect of enacting the new rneararc more favorable than RoYal &- PURE deal of money has changed hands in that sectiou recently and lota of new money brought into the country. Observer. Wm. Ruble has commenced work on Coyoto creek in good earnest. They are running three giants and working in very rich gravel. S. C. Ruble, who superin tends the work, says he has taken out as high as $10 and $12 to the pan, in some parts of the mine. Observer. The committee favoring San Francisco hold the balance ot power un the com mittee. If they see that San Francisco can't secure it they will favor St Louis before allowing tho convention going cither to Pittsburg or Chicago. They are determined it shall go as far west as pos sible. Miss Fern Orcutt went to Gravel Ford, Coos county, Thursday, to take charge of a district school there after clcsinga successful term near Jep Greens, this county. Miss Orcutt is one of Douglas count 's good teachers. We congratu late Gravel Ford on seeming Miss Or cutt's services. The noted case of the State of Oregon vs. N. A. Foster for seduction has otcu- p;ed the time of the coait for some time. The jury has rendered the verdict of guilty as charged in the indictment. In view of the extenuating circumstances, that of the seduced being a widow, we opine the penalty will be as light as ofsible. A n-oman who is of mature years and is a widow, cannot with much show of innocence claim she was seduced by a promise of marriage. She is her self, measurably guilty. The sedui-er of course onght to be punished as a penalty for his violation of law forbidding illicit conduct ""Uiiiujuig- Lee Way is under the Impression that the assault was made with intent to kill, but who the assailants were he can not guess. The rocks came in through the windows with terrific force, in both instances breaking through the blinds and bringing up on the further side of the room. Some people are a little too handy throwing rocks, and if they hap pen to get caught it will go hard with them. to congress today, shows there has been an increase in the number of criminal cases pending in the federal courts, as well .is an increase in the expenses of the courts, from 13,865,898 in 1S33, to !5,G2S,223 in 1S95. A strong argument is made for the abolition ot the fees sys tem. He says too much of tho time of the supreme court ii occupied by crim inal appeals, and suggests that such ap peals be disallowed save in capital cases. Tho attorney-general also calls atten tion to what he regards as a growing abase of writs of habeas corpus, and sug gests the allowance of a stay by tho su preme court, or one of all Us judges be reqnired on at least all appeals after tho first. Ho asks for -additional circuit judges in the fifth and tixth circuits. Not A Miner's Paradise. Icon-wood, Mich., Dec. G. Letters just received from Captain William A. Knight, who left here last September with a party of miners for the gold fields of South Africa, indicate that the dark continent is not the miner's paradise it has been painted. The Ironwood men were promised desirable positions at sal aries ranging from $5 per day to foOOO per vear. Many of them have been un able to secure anv employment, and are in Johannesburg, which they describe as "a human bee-hive, composed prin cinallv of sharners of both sexes and dust." The mines are manned princi pally by native Kaffirs, who work for about 30 cents a day, and it is difficult for a white man to secure employment at living wages. They will return to Michigan as soon as they can get money to pay their passage. Roscburg Academy. Second year will open September 2d Tho academy includes a kindorgarton a grammar school and a college-fitting school. Pupils may prepare for tho second year in Princeton or Wellesloy Addresn: RosKiiunu Academy, Rosehnrg, Oregon rron S4tunl-' Pally. Harry Pratt charged with larceny will be placed on trial Tuesday next. L. S. Shipley of Yonalla returned home after several day's sojourn iu this city. N. A. Foster, indicted on charga oi adnltery with Mary Jane Patterson, was dismissed. The Oregon Fruit Union shipped yes terday to its agency at Philadelphia an other carload of dried prunes. X. A. Foster, convicted of seduction yesterday, was sentenced by tho court to one year in the penitentiary and costs of prosecution. J. F. Rose, tried for attempted rape, was convicted yesterday and will bo ar raigned before the court for sentence Monday at 0 p. m Lovely weather today after the good down pour last night. Tho thermometer ranging up to G5 degrees, and tho ladies are promenading the streets enjoying tho sunshine. E. H. David ol Glenada on Siuslaw An estaBIfshed lnfitltntion of this char acter placed upon a nrm antlituraWc basi would be of immense financial ben ut to our city, to sav nothing ol the in tellectual and moral advantages it would have. An academy building suitable to accommodate 200 or 300 students would form a nucleus around which would clus ter other institutions of a humanizing character, besides attracting a large number of families for educational pur poses. They would become consumers of products and commodities for which money would be paid, and thus swell the volume of business to the general advantago of all. Mr. Dilworth is doing what he can as a venture, and is doin what he can on a small scale, but if his work could be augmented by the erec tion of an academical building it would add much to the good name of Rosebnrg. Honored by the Militia. The members of.Company A last night a fev minutes after complettng a short regular drill at the armory, excused J. A. Underwood on account of bis changed relations in life having recently joined the benedicts and, "unbeknownst" to bim, proceeded to his residence and fired three volleys, which made the bills shake and Underwood quake, notwith standing his bravery, fearing perhaps, that his bride's nerves would bo un strung. He plead piteously for relief and so the boys in uniform shouldered arms and retreated. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. Proceedings of the December Terra, 1895. THE DOCKET. 39. Minnie Spriggs vs. J. L. Spriggs ; divorce. Default. Decree of divorco. 64. Asher Marks, admr., vs. J. H. Whitsett; to recover money. Demurrer withdrawn, answer to be filed. Judg ment for plaintiff. G9. A.J. Bellows va.F. M. Eurtia; trespass. Verdict for $1.00. 71. Abraham Jones v. Mary A. Drol- linger et a!.; foreclosure. Default. L. Loughary, guardian adinterim for minor defendant. S2. Jacob Brown vs. John Jackson et al.; foreclosure. Demurrer withdrawn. Decree of foreclosure. 87. State of Oregon vs. Chas. A. Ben nett; larceny. Appeal from joatics court. Dismissed. 91. State of Oregon vs. N. A. Foster; recognizance. Redaction, a true bill. Verdict of guilty as charged. 9G. State of Oregon vs. J. F. Rose; recognizance. - bills, assault to commit rape. Pleads not guilty. On trial. 93. State of Oregon vs. Harry Pratt; recoguizance. Larceny. A true Dill. 99. State of Oregon vs. K. M. Dan- can ; recognizance. Ztot a true bill. 101. State of Oregon vs. R, E. Strong ; recognizance. jSot a true bill. 103. State of Oregon vs. Robert Hia- man ; assault with a dangerous weapon. Why Maryland Went Republican. Senator Gorman in the N. Y. Press of November 16, says r "The state (Maryland) went republi can because the republican vote naa '"v't inrm"""! ft Tfr obvious and somewhat sliraiucJOit riaSS! fulJn vote a year ao throughout the state "was 3,000 larger than the December vote, and nobody pretended to assert then that the result was due to any personal causes or to op position to any one man. The fact is that the protection sentiment in the state has largely increase In my own county, for example, we have ajnumber of woolen mills. Until very recently they have been run upon a rough and cheap class of goods. In the last two or three years, however, they have under taken a higher grade of work, and in or der to do it they have been obliged to import a large number of skilled labor ers from Massachusetts and other New England states. Most of these men are republicans. A like condition of affairs exist in other counties ofjhe Btate, and here we have a very considerable increase in the republican vote accounted for. There has been a change, too, among democrats, who are naturally inclined toward protection, and who believe that republican supremacy will more cer tainly insure a permanent protective policy. There is no question that the protection sentiment among all classes is now very strong, and many who be lieve in the doctrine have been dis gusted by the business depression of the last two years. Naturally they turn to the party which is not in power for re lief, especially in view of the fact that that party has a consistent protection record." An Umbrella fTorgue. Our city fathers ought to establish an river, made the Plaisdeaixh a pleasant umbrella morgue and make it a penal call today. Mr. David is interested in the lumber business and manufacturing of furniture. Just as wo go to press it is learned tho 1 coutt instructed tho jury to find a verdict of not guilty in the case ol State of Ore gon vs. F. H. Skinner on trial for ob taining monoy under false pretenses. Sam. Brown, now in j.iil under verdict of guilty of murder, will bo arraigned in court next Monday to ro eivo sentence of the death penalty for the murder of Alfred Kincaid at Oakland, August 12, 1S94. Robert Uiman, tried before his honor, Judgo Fullorton, for assault with a dansierous weapon, and convicted as charged, was fined $100, and in detaull of payment to be confined 30 days in the county jail. Kerby country will yield up a great deal moro gold this winter than she has for years. All tho old mines will run, together with a good number of new hydraulics recently fitted up. A great offense for persons finding an umbrella not to deposit it in the morgue for identi fication By such a method umbrellas could be reclaimed. Apropos of this, we were reminded of the finding of a couple of silk umbrellas in a certain merchant's barn, a few mornings ago, and until said umbrella morgue is established the own ers of the abov umbrellas can have them by provim property. No charges for advertising. House Burned. Drain. Or. Dee. 5. D. E. Warner of Smith river, the agent of the Pacific Home Supply Company, had his house burned down a few davs ago. They saved nothing. Ho had his winter sup plies in the house and it all burned. As Warner is a poor man, he is left in a bad shape. I did dot learn the partiulars Warner has a wife and two children. SuiciuKi:. Bring your clocks and watches to Slow Jerry tho reliable jeweler lor repairs. The Planter's Wife, Next Saturday at the Roseborg thea ter, Roseburg amateurs will present tho thrilling drama entitled "The Plantart Wife," after several weeks of careful re hearsal, and will no doubt score a great success. Some of our best talent ii in the cast, which is as follows : Albert Graham E. L. Fisher. Harry Livingstone F. M. Zigler. Arthur Blake or Rev Balcomb. . . L. A Sanctuary. Simeon Sitncoe J. L. Fisher Tomette and J. A. Walters D. Willis. Edith Grey, afterward Mrs. Graham, Inla Bradley. Dora Graham (sister of Albert Gra- ham( Blanche Autenreitb. Angie Gordon Snow Autenreitb. Mrs. Gordon (Angie'a mother)..... Mollie Ruckle. Notice. Grain bags and twine for sale by So Abraham, and the highest market price in cash will he paid by bim for grain, delivered at his warehouse at Kosehvtrjf.