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ROSEBURG, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE i, 1896.
Attorney at Law,
Koom S. Musters BulMlnc, - ROSEBURG, OR.
arBuslriC53 bo tore the U. S. Land Office and
mining cases a specialty.
Lato Receiver U. S. Land Office
OKOSGS X. BEOWX.
JgROWN & TUSTIN",
Rooms 7 and S
T & Wilson Block.
Yy R. WILLIS.
Attorney aud Counselor at Law,
Will practice in all the courts of the State OI
See la U Court Houw , DonjUj county, Or.
Q A. SHHT.BREDK,
Attorney at Law,
Office otct th FostofSeo on Jacaaon atrect.
W. CARD WELL,
Attorney at Law,
La Fayette Lane.
JCOCE L. LOCCIUET
JANE & LOTJGHART,
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
V ill practice in all the courts of Oregon. Of
See in the Tarlur-Wilson block.
sician and Surgeon
(U. S. Examinlns Sargeon.)
OFFICE. Rooms C and T Maulers' BulMtnr.
Residence. First door South of Mrs. Currier
Of Special attention to Surgery and tfa
Diseases of Women.
J. OZIAS, HI. D.,
PIrysician and Surgeon,
Office in 3. Marks i Co-'s Block, cpsUln.
Calls promptlj asnrcred day or night.
J Lu TiTTTiTiKR, M. D.,
Surgeon and Homoeopathic
EfTChrmiit diataaa a pccUlSr.
ILL. P. HEYDON,
Coit 11 1- 59 urvoj'or.
and Notary public
Orrscr: In Court House.
Orders lor Sarreyiap and Field Notes should
be addressed to Will F.llcydon, County Sur.
Teyor, Eosebnrg, Or.
TJ S. Deputy aciacral Harvey or
" sad Notary Public.
Orrici: County JsilBuQdlng.npsUirs.
SF Special attention paid to Transfers and
Address. ROSEBURG, OR.
JERRY J. WILSOtt,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
411 Jackson Street,
At Luerssen's Cigar Factory. ROSEBURG.
.All Repairing- entrusted to
my care trill be PROMPTLY and
ALL COMPETITORS !
We are always in the Lead, and mean to
The Golden Harvest is upon us, and farm
era are trailing because Woodward
loois to their interest.
These are all Leather and Warranted.
At Reduced Prices.
Consult your purse and be euro and see
woodward bcloro buying.
W. G. WOODWARD
To the Public.
On and after this date, I wish it under
stood that my terms for all undertaker's
goods are cash with tho order. I find it
impossible to do business on a credi
basis, and belive that I can do better by
my patrons and myself by selling strictly
for cash. I'. Benedick, Undertaker.
Roseburg, Ore., April 12, 1805.
(Successor to J.
Practical : Watchmaker, :
WATCIIES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, AND FANCY GOODS.
MoiM&al.aai am. SxC3JlaS.-C;y
Gouuinu Brnzilitiu Eyo
A COMPLETE STOCK OK
Cullory, Notions, Tobacco, Cigars anil Smokers' Articles.
Also Proprietor and Manager of
The Best Stove is Always the CHEAPEST.
CHURCHILL, WOOLLEY & MCKENZIE'S
Roseburg Hardware Go.
Closing t Out
Having decided to retire
(commencing Monday, April 20th) I will offer
my entire stock of
Dry Goods and Clothing,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS,
FURNISHING GOODS, FANCY GOODS, ETC.,
Remember these are New and Fresh Goods, direct
from the markets of Chicago
who take advantage of this sale will save money.
lESf Also, Store Fixtures for Sale. .
j WHITS gj
A Choice Collection, at Prices that Sell.
LIME PLASTER AND CEMENT.
A FULL LIfiE OF WIfiDO W GLASS
ALL ORDERS PROA1PTLY FILLED.
Jeweler : and : Optician.
GIuhhch nil d Spectticlos
Ilosuburg's Famous Itargnin Store.
from business in' Roseburg,
aud New York, and those
A Scene of Ruin.
St. Louis, May 28. When the sun
roso on St. Louis and vicinity this morn
ing it showed a scene of horrible ruin and
disaster. Wind, rain and fire bad com
bined in tho mission of destruction.
Two hundred lives were lost in this city,
and as many more in East St. Louis,
while thousands were injured, many so
severely that they cannot recover. The
exact number will not bo known for
many days, perhaps never, for the debris
of ruined buildings all over the city cov
ers hundreds of human bodies. The
damage to property will aggregate many
million;, but tho exact amount cannot
be estimated with 7aoy degree of cer
tainty. The terrible tornado that caused this
destruction etruck tho city yesterday af
ternoon at 5:15 o'clock, and all parts of
the city and East St. Louts felt the ef
fects. The greatest damage on this side
of tho river was inflicted within a three
milo strip along the mighty stream.
Many buildings totally collapsed, others
were unroofed, whilo very few escaped
Big strong buildings fell before the
wind like houses made of cards. From
where it entered tho city, out in the
southwestern suburbs, to where it left,
somewhere near the Eads bridge, there
is a wide path of ruin. Factory after
factory went down and down and piles
of bricks and timbers mark the spots on
which they stood. Dwellings were
picked up and thrown in every direction.
Business-houses were flattened. There
was no chance for the escape of the oc
cupants. The ruins covered bruised and
mangled bodies that will not be uncov
ered until a systematic search is made.
Thousands of families in South St. Louis
are practieally homeless, and tempor
ary hospitals shelter scores and hun
dreds. Wires are down all over the city.
Ligget & Myers' big factory in Crompton
Heights is in ruins, and many were
killed and injured in the wreck. Ele
vators were blown down, beats were
sunk, and churches and schoolhouses
After tho wind and rain had done its
work, fire added to tho destruction.
Retzel's mill was the first to burn and it
was totally destroyed at a lots of 150,0C0.
Down wires, wild currents of electric
ity, crushed buildings all contributed to
this tlement of destruction. The alarm
system is paralyzed. A $200,000 confla
gration on tho St. Louis side was sup
plemented by lesser fires. .In East St.
Louis a mill was burned, and other con
aderable l083 s weie snsulnea.' liitne
total of the fires must bo added at least
1500,000. Another such night of horror
tn the city was never known.
Victoria's Awful Bridge Disaster.
Seattle, May 27. The steamer Rosa
lie, arrived from Victoria this afternoon.
Captain Amea, speaking of yesterday's
"People there don't seem to know
anything more about tho accident than
they do down here. An old building,
formerly calleJ tho market Equaro, and
useu as a center lor miners coming in
from tho country with produce, has been
turneu into a morgue and as last as
bodies aro taken from tho water they
are carried to the ioclosure. Up to the
timo we left, about 9 o'clock this morn
ing, forty-uino bodies had been identi
A seine has bteu stretched across the
river to keep the ebb tide from carrying
out bodies, and lhay are using the steam
power of a pile driver to work the drags.
There are any number of bodies yet to
be recovered. Estimations made by Un
people there place the number remain
ing in the water all the way from sev
enty-hvc to 100. It will probably be
some time beforo all tho bodies arc
taken out, and probably some of them
will never be found.
"Tho people are very indignant over
tho accident and some action will be
taken right away. In every survey that
has been made of the bridgo for the past
liireo years, it has been condemned.
The car that went across is an exeep
tionally large and heavy one, and has
not been allowed to run for a year, as
was considered too heavy for the bridge.
The bridge has long been considered
unsafe and a number of times duriug the
past three years (he common council has
agitated the question of tearing it down
me knowledge mat it was ungate was
The Work of Rescue.
St. Louis, May 29. Tho day opened
clear and cool. Evcrywhero could be
seen men delving in tho ruins for buried
victims, wires and general debris, repair
ing tho damage dona to thousands of
buildings and relieving the injured and
Homeless. It became more ana more
evident that tho tornado was the worst
that over visited this or any other city
on the North American continent.
The horrors multiply every hour
Moro than 130 dead bodies have been
reBeuetl in st. J.onis, and ovor iuo per
sons are known to have boen injured
Mangled cadavers are found in innumer
able places along the path of the storm
and aro being taken to improvised
morgues. It will bo weeks beforo i
complete list of those killed can bo made
but tho list of ileud is climbing to tho
200 mark. Only moro guosseB can bo
made as to tho properly los3 on both
sides of tho river, but tho mercantile
agencies eay it may reach $50,000,000 in
this city alone, while in East St. Louis
it will be Eoveral millions.
In East St. Louis tho disaster was
complete, the western section of that
railway town being ono vast charnel
house. Only a single dwelling is left
standing on what was called ' The Is
land," and COO families are homeless.
Citizens estimate the dead at fully -'CO on
tho east side.
In the wake of the tornado came grave
problems, one being the protection of
tho city in absence of electric lights.
The First Missouri regiment has gone on
patrol Eervico and the polico commis
sioners will add 15 men to the force.
Beside this all previous calamities of
tho kind seem trival in cost. Manfully,
business men of St. Louis have taken
up the work of relief. An earnest meet
ing on 'change yesterdsy was tho begin
ning. hue there aro thousands who
can pull themselves out of this trouble,
and there are other thousands who lost
all and must be helped! A partial re
sumption of street car service has been
effected. The southern division of the
Scullin system was the most badly crip
pled, owing to the destruction of the
power-house, and the officers venture no
prediction as to when the cars will he
running. A partial restoration of the
electric light service is promised in 4S
hours, but it will bs a couple of weeks
before all the circuits are in order. The
destruction of piles and wires along tho
path of the storm was complete.
Inquests on 42 of the slain of East St.
Louis have been held by Coroner Waile,
and that work continues. A verdict of
shock and injuries accidental was ren
dered in each case.
East St. Louis has issued a touching
appeal for aid. The committee which
prepared the manifesto, estimated that
209 persons ore killed, and that the in
jured number thousands. It i known
that a number of persons are stiil buried
in the debris of the southwestern end of
the island, and in the ruins of the Ilal
lesy hotel, Martell house, Relay retreat
and Darant house. Many not seen by
families sinco Wednesday are supposed
to be stopping with friends cr detained
from returning to their homes by injur
ies that may not prove fatal. The street
car traffic, telepbono and electric light
facilities are entirely suspended.
All business is virtually tuspended.
Every one agrees that months will fail
to reveal the extent of the tornado's de
vastation in Illinois.
Madrid, May 29. General Weylerhas
liberty of action in political and military
affairs in Cuba which was prjtnised to
him when he accepted the command and
which was granted t-j all his predeces
He plainly put it that he has been
crippled by the repeated interference of
the home government, and broadly
hinted that he is not disposed to remain
in office much longer under such condi
Premier Canovas and the ministers of
war and of the colonies cabied to him
and also wrote at length, urging the ne
cessity of forbearance and patience, on
account of tho government's awkward
position between the public in Spain acd
Havana clamoring for a mo'C vigorous
war policy in Cub3, with a more resolute
attitude toward America and the imper
ative necessity of avoiding perilous con
flicts with the United States.
The government pacified We lor with
promise that he shall be furnished
with all the resources he may deem ne
cessary lor active operations next au
tumn, after the rains, and full scope to
act as ho pleases against the rebel?, as
long as takc3 proper steps to furnish no
pretext for American demands.
The Grand Court Ball.
Loxdox, May 23. A Mosco.v dispatch
to tho Chronicle says: The gran i court
ball at the palace began at 9 o'clock in
tho evening. Its brilliaucy baffles de
ecription, with the uniforms of every na
tion from China to Peru, the Uiusian
ladie3 with their magnificent costumes.
which have cost thousands of roubles
each, and the scarcely less striking toi
lettes of many English and American
ladies. The czar and czarina, with all
their royal guests, entered and made the
round of the ballroom, tho czar in a sim
ple scarlet uniform with silver facings,
and his breast ablaze with decorations,
and the czarina with an amazing tiara of
diamonds of priceless worth. Dancing
was next to impossible owing to the
crush, and to the fact that there were
threo times as many women as men.
A Brilliant Scene.
Moscow, May 2S. The czar and czar
ina today received the ambassadors, the
special missions, the military ollicers of
exalted rack, tho Asiatic deputations,
and tho mayors of tho provinces-, in
Standing rows in the thronc-reoui. 'Iho
function was one of tho most brilliant it
is possible to imagine. Tho czarina was
dressed in pulo blue silk, with a velvet
train richly embroidered with silver and
studded with diamonds. Tho United
Statos minister, C. H, Breckinridge, aud
a full representation of tho American
missiou participated in tho ceremonies.
There was an endless diversity ot cos
tumo among tho 700 deputations from '
tho rural cantons. Kucli receivod 11
present oi the traditional bread aud null '
on a carved and inlaid silver platter.
Ikons adorned with jewels were pre
sented to tho Asiatic deputations.
Tho Siberians wore costly fnrs, and
tho rabbis of St. Petersburg, Moscosw
and Warsaw wore sacerdotal robes of
pure wbito silk, donned specially to
mark the first occasion of Jews being re
ceived at tho Russian court.
The Uprising in Crete.
Constantinople, May, May 28. Tho
conflicts between the troops and the
people on the streets of Canea, island of
Crete, have ceased, but the fighting con
tinues in the country adjoining that
port. The arrival of the foreign man-of-war
at Canea, Crete, has cowed the
Turts and the town is again becoming
calm. The disturbances, however, con
tinue at Relmio, and Mussulman bands
tin eaten Haraklione. The funeral of
the Christians massacred at Canea, was
conducted under the protection of the
British warship Hood. Tho relatives of
the victims did not dare follow their
dead to the graves. Three thousand
armed Cretans have arrived in the town
to protect the Christians there.
The Victoria Disaster.
VicToniA, May 2S. The work of rescue
at the Ecene of the bridge disaster was
completed this afternoon, when the last
of the bodies was recovered by divers.
The death roll includes 55 i.ames, and it
is feared that two or three strangers may
yet be missing.
The Fisherman's Strike.
Astokia. May 2S. The fishing situa
tion remains unchanged, but it is safe to
say that arrangements for a settlement
of the strike will be perfected by Monday
or Tuesday nf xt.
It was rumored today that M. J. Kin
ney was about to draw away from the
combine and begin packing tomorrow,
but investigation proved the rumor to Le
without foundation. An effort is being
mado to bring about a settlement on the
basis of 4,l cents per pound, but the
fisherman will accept no compromise
offer. Many of them have asked for
withdrawal cards from the union, and
will seek other vocations until such time
as they can return to fishing.
THE ST. LOUIS HORROR.
Commenting on the St. Louis horror,
the Portland Telegram S3ys :
The cyclone that left death and deso
lation in ita wake yesterday at" St. Louis
was the first visitant of its speries to a
big city. It was also the sixth wind
storm of a series that within three weeks
hasiplay edi Eadiha-vocHrmvarious "parta of
the Middle West between the" southern
line of Texas and the northern boundary
of Minnesota. There is no assurance
that it was the final and crowning cy
clonic disturbance of the vear. "While
the sultry season bsts theie can be no
feeling of security from sudden and
shocking death among the residents of
the prairie region between the Great
Lakes acd the Rocky mountains.
With the tbriii of horror created by a
percual of tho details oi the St. Louis
catastrophe is mingled a renewed feeling
of wonder that people who have the
means oi deserting such a country should
continue to live in it. There is difficulty
in crediting with ordinaty wisdom a per
son who rersis'ently cling to an inferno
while a convient paradise invites his
residence. One cannot easilv grasp the
philosophy which sustains the Missour-
ian or the Ulinoisan or tho Kansan or
the Iowan or the Xebraskan or the Da
kotan or the Minnesotan in his evident
belief that he is acting for the best by
continuing to keep himself and his fam
ily and his beasts of burden and his
other portable property at the mercy of
fjeeze-up3 and blizzards iu winter snd
drouths and cyclones in summer and
e!einental discomfort in all ssasoas.
One might be able to grasp such reason
ing if ono cculd only forget that on the
western slope of the Rockies, freni the
summit right down to the Eea, there is
constant-exemption from such meteoro
logical menaces to life and property and
that more particularly in this favored
coast region there arc millicni of untitled
acres awaiting settlement and natural re
sources of incalculable value inviting de
velopment. But realization of these
facts cannot be avoided, end battles the
attachment of logic to the attitude of the
praine-dweilers, if it does not mar to
some extent tho sympathy which at first
impulse is extended to those who sur
vive each recurrent boreal violence.
Uregon's gentle rains never seem
blessed ns wnen sucu appalling nows as
that from St. Louis tcday is received
Their persistency i3 forgiven aud their
irkeomeiiess is forgotten in contempla
tion of the greater elemental burdens
that beset overv other state in the
About 2,000 miles of railway aro under
construction iu Japan, and the London
"Tunes" says that there are si 'ns that
American engineering and materials will
be preferred to English hereafter by tho
Japanese. Our Oriental neighbor will
make no mistake when they order their
railway iron, locomotives and warships
in this country. Tho Pacific coast can
furnish the latter, and sie has all the
r.iw material in abundance for the rali
wav hou and tho lo-. omottves.
Vr. Price's Cream Baking Powflej
kl-TiU's Fair llizhest MeJalnnJ Dlclona.
First Ladies' Social
The B. P.O.E. Ledge, No. 320, ct
this city, gave one of their grand enter
tainments at the Odd Fellow's Temple
Thursday nignt, in honor of the ladies.
The liberality, fidelity and generosity of
this order has become proverbial. So
ciability and gocd cheer are the distinc
tive features of Ihe Best People On
Earth, except the ladies, who it appears
cannot be Elkf, although they can te
sociable with, and .smile upon the Elks
with their most bewitching smiles.
Nothing can prevent them from that but
unchivalric conduct towards them by the
Elks ; a thing improbable and almost im
possible, foi a moro chivalrie people do
not exist they challenge the galantry of
the age of chivalry, a3 was demonstrated
at their entertainment last night where
youth, adolescent age, as well a3 Leauty,
met acd enjoyed the social features cf
tbis noble order.
Tho large and commodious lodge rcom
of the Odd Fellows' Temple was taste
fully decorated with the insignia and
colors of the order, with a large placard,
"Welcome to the Lauiee," emblazoned
upon tho walls. A large convocation of
ladies, and gentlemen other than those
in the order, were in attendeace, there
being not less than three hundred pres
ent. The programme was observed to the
letter throughout, and highly enjoyed by
all. The music was excellent. Tha
presentation to each guest of souvenirs,
Eprigs cf forget-me-nots tied with pur
ple ribbon, was attended with jocularity
and sallies of wit.
rne initiatory ceremcnies
of a dude
.ie were unique and veiv
illustating that old saw:
"A liitle nonsense now aud then,
Is relished by the wisest men."
But whether the ladies relished the
goat riding episode ia a matter of con
jecture, unless (should tha order change
their constitution allowing them to join
the order) they will provide for such oc
casion a sidesaddle cr bicycle. The
order might go back to ancient forms ot
trans-substantiation and have a bicycle
substituted for the billv coat. That
would be undoubtedly an improvement.
It weald abviate the necessity of requir
ing a Etalwart Llk to drag the goat
around the lodge room while the candi
date was thinking of fcinins: the 'So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to
The quartett, sang bv Mrs. Jamieson,
Mrs. Livingston, Dr. F. R. Coffman and
F. M. Zigler, wa3 fine and hugely en
joyed. .The address of welcome by Elk
eeoMrBrownva3 brief tfu pointed,
and referred more to tha dears than the
Elks. The piano solo bv Miss Jennie
Wollenberg wss exceLcnt, elieiuu pro
longed applause. The baritone solo by
R. E. Vearch was vry good and highly
appreciated. The recitation by Miss
Iula Bradley was oae of ihe highly ludi
crous and fun provoiing episodes of the
evening, rendered inher inimitable sUIe
of elocution Miss Iula marking luve to
a grccer, who sat as iaiperturbale as a
New England stouhton bottle, and was
a sidesplitting affair. The soprano su!o
by Miss Belle Willis wa3 encored, and
Miss Willis bad to exhibk her musical
powers the second time. The m-mdolin
and piano duett by Mifs Ida Porter and
Jay Goald was very finend was encored
also. AuldLang Syne bv a band of
Elks was sung with much zest and was
received with much eclat by the guests.
The music by the orchestra wa3 up to
its usuat utcrco 01 excellence, ot which
all Roseburg are conizant. During the
evening exercises there were many fun
provoking inci lent?, interlarded as a
sort of condiment to a regular Mil of
The refreshments served were such aa
would delight an epicure. De!ui:us
cakes of several styles of the culinary
art, cthey were not made by Eiks, you
bet), lemonade with a straw in it ( not a
"stick," as formerly.) was served, and to
one looking on it was a iadicrous sight
to see three hundred ladies and gentle
men sitting with straws one end in a
glass, the other in the mouth, and when
the last fewdrops cf th2 acid fluid stot
up the straw, to hear that peculiar sound
we hear when eating soup it was not a
little amusing. But it was fine nil the
same. One episode not oa the program
was an exhibition oi the wonderful pow
ers of Prof. Tyndall. the mind reader.
After the exercises ia the lodge room
the guesls were invited to the opeia room
below, where a large number engaged
in paying homage to Terpsichore, and
from 12 to 3 a.m. the giddy dance to
the time of bewitchin:ly inspiring music
was enjoyed by many 1 ids and lassies,
and not a few whoso locks showed "sil
ver threads amoi'g the gold."
The entertainment by this brother
hood was one of deiuht from start to
finish and will long bo remembered as
one of the p!easant03t of pleasant affairs
in the history of Roseburg. Here men
ot" all shades of opinion mett and lay all
their ilillorences aside and unite ia hav
ing a good sociable time. In sociability
wo all ouiht to agree; in fratenal greet
ings we all should unite. These feel'nis,
the Eiks have a special office to culti
vate, and are doing 11 jl!e ivork in allay
ing sociable acerbities. Long live tho
i)v. Price's Cream CaKing Powefet
Forty Years tho Standard.