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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON," MONDAY, MARCH 23, 1903.
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F. W. BEXSON. A . C. MAUSTERS. H.C.GA.LEY, S
Douglas County Bank,
Bstabllahed IS83. Incorporated tcoi
Capital Stock, $50,000.00.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
T. W. BESSON, R. A. BOOTH 3. H. MOOTH, J. T. BRIDGES
l.f. KKLLY, A. C MARSTKR8 K. L MILLER.
A peneral banting business transcted, and customers given every
accommodation consistent with safe and conservative banking.
5 Bank pen from nine to twelve and from one to three.
iNUKl I aRd ice CREAM PARLORS
Fruits, Candies, Cakes, Pies,
BouQliniits and f rest. Bread Daily
Portland Journal Agency. Hendrick's Block, Opp. Depot
I. J. NORflAN & Co. Props
PRESIDENTS TRIP WEST.
Lay Cornerstone of Lewis
A special from Washington says
The exact personnal of the Presidential
party on its coming Western trip is an
nounced today. According to Secretary
Loeb, the President is practically coming
alone. No member of his family or his
Cabinet, or any official friends will ac
company him. Here is the official list of
President Roosevelt, Surgeon-General
Rixey, Secretary Loeb, Assistant Secre
tary Barnes, representatives of the Asso
ciated Press, Scripps McKao Press Asso
ciation, New York Sun Press Association
Colliers' Weekly, Leslie's Weekly, Har
per'a Weekly, Western Union Telegraph
Company, Postal Telegraph-Cable Com
pany ; also photographer, representative
of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company
and three special men.
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V Are you aware tiiat Spring wm soon- De nere ana
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show you the finest Line of Carpets m All Grades
ever shown in Southern Oregon and some of
them have alreadjT arrived? Also
The Largest Line of Mattings,
Our store is well filled with desirable goods and
more are arriving daily
REMEMBER, we carry a full line of URMTIRE, V
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B CARrtia, lV ALL rArLK, ilinti, ana aii you neea
S beautifv vour home. If vou can't come to see
write us and if goods are not as represented you need
not keel) them wnether bougnt personally or Dy
B. W. STRONG,
Bring- Us Your
FOR CASH OR. TRADE
I Drain Gardiner
COOS BKY STAGE ROUTE
J Commencing with Monday, January 20. '02, we will charge VJM for
5 thefare from Drain ta Ci3 By. Baggage allowance with each full fare
50 pounds. Travelling men are allowed 75 pounds baggage when they
? have 303 pound i or more. All excess baggage, 3 cts. per pound, and no al
S lowance will be made for round trip. DAILY STAUE.
ST For further information address
J. H. Sawyers,
J Proprietor, Drain, Oregon
FOR MEN ONLY
Edwin C. Ctepp Shoes
George E Kieth
Sidwell De ffint "
S3.5D to 4.C0
3.03 to 4.C0
2.50 to 3.C0
Other Styles, in fact Anything" yoa Want
can be found at
FLINT'S POPULAR SHOE STORE
Hints to Housewives.
President Rooeevelt has sitrnifird bis
willingness to take part in the ceremony
of laying the cornerstone of the Memo
rial Building to Lewis and Clark. This
information is contained in a telegram
to the Exposition Board of Directors re-
reived this afternoon. ' Mr. Rooeevelt
also states that be will gladly partici
pate in the testimonial to be given Ad
miral Clark, formerly of the Batteship
Oregon. Admiral Clark will be a mem
ber of the president' party. The dis
patch referred to is as follows :
"Washington, D. C, March 19. To
Henry E. Reed, Secretary Lewis and
Clark Centennial The president has,
by letter to Senator Fulton and myself,
stated that some time ago he received
through you an invitation to participate
in the exercises incident to the laying
of the cornerstone of the Lewis and
Clark Centennial Exposition, while on
his prospective tour, and be now says,
if it is possible to arrange for these ex
ercises while he is in Portland, be will
be very happy to participate. The
President also says that while at Port
land be will be glad to take part, if
possible, in the testimonial reception to
Admiral Clark, who will be a member
of his party on this tour.
"Have this programme arranged im
mediately and wire as without delay as
to precisely what the programme will be
in each case, and where and at what
hours on May 21 will be devoted to
these exercises, respectively. We
mailed Mayor Williams day before yes
terday a letter requesting him to wire us
at once as to the prosran.me lookine to
reception of the president and party.
"(Signed) Jon 5 H. Mitchkll."
Scarcity of Farm Labor.
The farmers of the Middle West are
facing a famine in farm hands. Work
in the country today offers a young man
the best opportunity that has been pre
sented for a score - of years. The best
wages, excellent living and the most
privileges that have been held out for
years are now at command of a strong
man who would take a sum trier's job
amid rural surroundings.
Farmers assert that there is a dearth
oi iarm neip mat tney have not experi
enced for some time. The trouble is
that the farmers' sons have either gone
away to school, have taken np various
callings in towns or have gone west to
During the first two weeks of March
oi eacn year tne agriculturists are ac
customed to hire their help for the forth
coming season, but np to this time it
sbeen well nigh impossible to find
any one to whom higher wages are any
kind of an inducement. In past years,
farm hands have commanded (15 to
18 a month, with board. This year
they are commanding $23 a month,
board, washing and certain privileges
about the farm, but .even these induce
ments do not bring the desired help. .
There are various reasons given for
this scarcity of farm help, but there is
no doubt that the railroads are respon
sible in a measure. Some roads are em
ploying a large number of men on con
struction work and in their shops, but
a much larger number have beenjtaken
to new farming countries.
The Mississippi River.
Memphis, Tenn., March 18. The river
stands at 39.6 feet - this morning and is
stationary. The levees continue to hold
and only one break is reported in the St.
Francis system, that at Trice Landing
20 miles north of heie. The waters are
rushing through this crevice at a furi
ous rate and flooding the Arkansas basin
The town of Marian in Critenden
County, is in desperate straits and its in
habitants are trreatly alarmed at the
rapid encroachment of the flood. Hun
dreds of refugees are in Marian and every
available building is being need to Loose
them. The Frisco Railroad, which runs
through the town, is under water.
Keports ot loss oi U!e in two cases
can be verified. The body of an un
known white woman waa found in the
water near Mound City and the body of
a negro was taken from the oret flowed
Tbe levee here is crowded with poor
negroes who were picked op by steam'
boats. Tbe city authorities bave turned
over several buildings for their use.
A dispatch from Covington states that
Island 35 which is considered one of the
highest in the North end of the river, is
flooded for the first time in its history,
Sixty persons were rescued from the is
land this morning by a steamer.
Reports from Helena state that the
people of North Helena are alarmed
Tbe levee before that part of the town
will bold one foot more of water.
The Huntington leeve in Bolivar Coun
ty, Miss., continues to bold.
The railroad situation west of the river
is probably the most serious ever experi
enced by the lines. No trains are mov
ing in or out of Memphis on the 'Frisco,
Iron Mountain, Choctaw and Cotton
Belt lines. The Union Depot is crowded
with passengers bound for Western
points. The Cotton Belt will run two
trains to Cairo on the Illinois Central
tracks tonight, and send its passengers
around the flooded district. The Iron
Monntain has chartered a boat and pas
eengers will be taken to Helena and sent
to their destinations from them.
Half the battle in good cooking, is to have good
fresh Groceries, and to get them promptly
when on order them. Call np 'Phone No.' 181,
for go goods and good service.
C. W. PARKS & CO.
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LiVBfJ, Fesd and ale ffoll
C. P. Babsaed, Prop.
Saddle Horses. Single and
Doubie Rig at a' I hours
Transient 5toc' gven
very be- care .....
Rates always reasonable
Painting; and Paper Hanging.
John Miller, of Hagerstown, Washing'
ton County, Maryland, has located in
Roseburg, and he is a thorough master
of his art and prepared to do all kinds
of painting, paperhanging, graining, and
decorative painting in the highest style
as practiced by first class workmen on
the Atlantic Coast. If yoa want the
very latest artistic work he will be pleas
ed to give for low prices and first class
work. Call on him at 517 Mosier street
or drop a letter through the poet office
nd he will quickly respond. (tf)
Boy Meets Awful Fate.
Morris Robert Macdonald, 4-year-old
eon of J. D. Macdonald. livinz at 166
North Tenth street, met with a horrible
death this morning, being crashed into
a shapeless mass by piling intended to
be used in the construction of Hey wood
Bros . warehouse, on Tenth and Irving
streets. At the Irving-street corner is
a lot of piling, each timber being fully
50 feet long and a foot in 'diameter. It
has been the custom for small boys to
congregate there for the purpose of play
ing games and hiding in and about the
piling. This morning young Macdonald
and his companions came as usual. Up
and down the piling they scrambled
when suddenly the topmost timbers be
gan to roll. The boys seemed to realize
their danger, for as quickly as possible
hey got oat of harm's way ; that is, all
except Macdonald. He moved too slow-
y and was caught by one of the logs.
when another step would have placed
him out of harm's way.
Two Years for Stent.
Sfocaxk, Wash., March 19. Frank
Stena, who ran over W. Ht Orton, near
Cheney, and instantly killed him, has
been sentenced to a term of two years
in the state penitentary at Walla Walla.
This is the second time that he baa been
given this same sentence. After the
sentencing the first time the case was
appealed and waa finally sent back to
this court to be retried. Stents was con
ricted of manslaughter. He with three
or four other men wore driving in a
heavy lumber wagon along the road
near Cheney, when they ran over Orton
who waa riding a wheel. After killing
the man they did not stop their team,
but went on through the town and then
to their homes.
To Lay Heavy Rails.
Several carloads of the new RO-pound
rails recently received in Portland from
Germany, have been unloaded at tunnel
8, Northern Josephine County. Tunnel
8 is the longest of all the tunnels along
the Southern Pacific lines in Oregon,
and the track of this tunnel will be tbe
firat to be replaced by the new and heavy
steel rails. These rails are 33 feet in
length and weigh 880 pounds. Many
other of these rails will be brought in
soon, and tbe mountain division of the
Southern Pacific in Oregon will have an
entirely new track. Many of the sharp
curves arS being taken out and the road
New Immigration Passed.
Important changes in the immigration
laws of this country went to the Presi
dent on March 3d and received his sig
nature. They will go into effect on June
3d of this year. Besides the changing
of the per cnj.ita tax -on all immigrants
from $1 to 2, it is now unlawful to
bring any alien not admitted by an im
migrant inspector. Any alien violating
this law or found to be a public charge
can be deported within two years of his
landing. The old law said one year.
According to the new law the Board of
Inquiry shall consist of three members
instead of four, as formerly provided
The following additions to the excluded
classes were made :
"Epileptlce, persons who bave been
insane within five years previous, per
sons who bave had two or more attacks
of insanity at any time previously, pio-
fessional begjars, anarchists or persons
who believe za. or advocate the over
throw by force or violence of tbe Gov
ernment of tne United States or of all
government or of all forms of law or the
assassination of public officials; im
Otora! purposes; those who have been
aitbin one year from the date of the ap
plication for admission to the United
States, reported as being under offers,
solicitations, promises or agreements to
perform services of any kind in the
NEWS OF THE COUNTY.
As Gleaned by our Corps of
Washixotox, March 1. Tbe Senate
met at 11 o'clock today and soon Money
(Miss.) in accordance with his notice pre
viously given, spoke on the Indianola,
Miss., poetoffice case. Money said it
was the doty of the Postmaster-General
to heal tbe breach that had been created.
Tbe department had made the people of
the South hate tbe administration.
"Tbe people of the South hoped Mr.
Rooeevelt would be an American Presi
dent," he said, "but instead he is presi
dent of the black belt."
His appointments, be said, had caused
general disgust. He had raided tbe
question of social equality of the negro.
Mr. Money said recent appointments
have revived the race question. The
South has tolerated negro oQice-holders,
but doea not want anv more of them.
"This is a white man's country and
There was a feeling in the South, he
said, that no colored
man s!ould hold
Stockmen Will Complete Orjrniiato
As per appointment the con.imltee on
constitution and bylaws, comi'OFrd of
Geo. Owen. Wei born Beeon, f !. Barron,
D. II. Jackson and Grant Ralirj, met
at Ashland Saturday, and drafted a con
stitution and bylaws for the anceiation.
Another meeting will be held at Med-
ford Saturday, March 21st, at 10 o'clock
m., of all stockmen interested, to
elect permanent officers and complete
Most stockmen live in isolated dis
tricts, remote from railroad aud tele
graphic communication, an 1 from a
mere lack of knowledge are quite often
deceived by the better pop Us! bnyer.
The cost to members is low, cornered
with the benefits to be derived, and the
more members the less the cnet will be
to each. Every man, or woman either,
who are at all interested in livestock,
should be at the meeting Saturday and
become members of the association.
There is every reason to believe that
the organization of stockmen will prove
of great value to Southern Oregon.
General News Notes.
Indian Burial Grounds..
The most ancient burial grounds in
Southern California are about to be the
bone of contention between Indians and
the Riverside Water Company. It is
part of the vast tract bought by the
company and fenced off for pasturage
growth, which has increased its value
until now, where the cemetery is located,
realty is ia demand for building lots and
the company has decided to place it on
Heretofore the Indians have quietly
submitted, but as the graves are threat
ened with obliteration they have sought
legal advice, with the result that a suit
is being prepared to quiet the company's
title, the Indians contending that the
long existence of their gravevard estab
lished their ownership to at least so much
of the property as is occupied by the
cemetery. They have also drawn a pe
tition to present to President Roosevelt
on his arrival there next May, praying
that the property be reserved for Indian
. LOOKING GLASS KBWS
This is beautiful weather.
Mr. A. S. Buel baa sold to Mr. Johns,
Miss Susie Ollivant has gone to June
tion to visit friends.
Edgar Madison, Kellogg, is visiting
with here this week.
Working the garden, spraying and
gardening are all the go now.
Mr. Fred Laugh and family were visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Howard Sunday.
E. E. Labree passed through x here
Monday. He had been np to see Dr.
Mr. J. T. Spaugh and family were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Grimes,
Sunday school is progressing nicely,
with forty to fifty pupils and new ones
coming in every Sunday.
Farmers hereare nearly through (arm
ing. The acreage is not as large as usual.
Grain and grass are very backward this
xpriiig, and ttock in poor condition.
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. William left to
day for St. Panl to make their future
home. Their many friends are Sorry to
see them leave, as they were a great
help in tbevalley".
Mrs. M. K. Williams' Fnnday school
class gave her a surprise party last week.
They presented her with a handsome
gold pen, and are sorry to see bcr leave
as she took a great interest in the young
People of Looking Glass will be glad
when the mud dries op, as we have been
mud-bound all winter. We do think
the county should do something for onr
roads, as we bave paid our taxes for a
quarter of a century, and the road to
Koteburg is no better. Rosebnrg, too,
should take some interest in ocr roads.
Fairbanks, Morse Jack-of-all-trades
Gasoline engines for farm work, Grind
ing Mills, Pumps, Churns, Wood Saws,
etc., for sale by S. K. Sykes. t tfl7
Ex-Governor Geer of Oregon Monday
addressed the Missouri Senate by invi
tation, in behalf of the Lewis and Clark
Exposition. He asked that the Legisln'
ture appropriate 110,000 for an exhibit.
County Treasurer's Notice,
Little Ranch for Sale.
A good little home for sale ; 17 acres
adjoining fair grounds, Vi mi.es east of
Roseburg. Good buildings, 150 good
bearing fruit trees, 10 acres in cultiva
tion. Price $1225. For particulars in
quire at Milikin's shoe store, Roseburg
Notice is hereby given to all parties
lioluing county warrants endorsed prior
to and including Nov. 10th 1900, ate re
quested to present the same at the coun
ty treasurer's office for payment as in
terest will cease thereon after the dat
of this notice.
Dated Roseburg, Douglas County Ore
gon, March 9th, 1903.
Eighteen feet of snow is reported on
the eastern skle of tbe Cascade moun
tains, at the tunnel on the Northern
The strike at the reduction works at
Colorado Springs, Colo., has caused
sympathetic strikes and now union and
non-union workmen are lined np with
no appearance of settlement.
The greaser republics of Soutlt Amer
ica are involuting again and this time it
is in Uruguay, where it is said 8,000
rebels are advancing to attack Monte
video. The railroad has been destroyed
and the government is unable to stop
All indications point to a general up
rising ot the .Macedonians ana Bulgari
ans against Turkish rule just as soon as
spring weather ia fully assured. Russia
and Austria are trying to keep the two
small powers in check, but a revolution
is liable to break out at any time.
Bishop Bonacum excommunicated a
Roman Catholic priest by the name of
Father Murphy and then brought civil
suit to dispossess the priest of the
church and parsonage at Seward, Neb.,
The district court awarded the property
to the priest and upon appeal by the
bishop, the supreme court of Nebraska
confirmed the judgment of the district
Surveyor General Eagleson, of Boise,
Idaho, undertook to freese the chief
clerk who hsd been sent from Washing
ton out of his office. Several appeals
were made by the clerk to the land
office at Washington and a short time
ago Land Commissioner Richards wrote
a letter to Eagleson and since the re
ceipt of the letter Eagkson has virtu
ally eaten his own dirt. The blowhard
blustering bully has been turned into a
China ia again in the turmoil of strife,
Boxer armies are springing up in the
Northern provinces and Reformers in
the Southern. -In the meanwhile Mis
sionaries are being killed and the liviug
are flocking into the large cities for ref
nee. There will bo ia China before the
matter ends, a revolution strong enough
to sweep the present Emperor from the
throne. The trouble lies in the fact
that the Dcwsgor Empress is secretly in
sympathy with the murder of the "bar
barian devils," as the Missionaries are
callud in that country.
Professor Ajree had the misfortune
dislocate his arm Thursday.
Assessor Staley was doing besineea in
this city the first of the week.
Miss Nellie Rogers, of Central Point,
ia visiting relatives near this city.
Mrs. George Hall (nee Gertrude I en
ten) ia visiting relatives in Portland.
A. A. Smith has purchased the resi
dence property of C. L. Chenoweth.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Grant Taylor,
on Friday, March 13, l'JQ3, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Shelly, of Eugene,
were visiting relatives the first of the
Ola Brand, of Two Harbors, Wis., it
in tbe city looking after business inter
ests. A. E. Andersen, of Goldendale,
Wash., has purchased the Theodore An
derson place north of town.
Mrs. Tynan, who has been quite sick
for the past few weeks, we are pleased
to say has about recovered.
G. M. Leeper has been employed by
A. D. Hawn, of Roseburg, and left for
that place Thursday evening.
Mrs. G. A. Taylor, who has been vis
iting relatives for snme time, returned
to her home in Portland Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. F. II. Woodruff, of Rose
burg, have been visiting relatives in
Oakland, Mr. Woodruff returning Fri
day evening. .
Mr. and Mrs. John Richardson have
returned from Portland, where they
have been for the benefit of Mrs.
Richardson's health, who is much im
proved. Lawrence Hunt, one of our efficient
tesehcrs who has been indisposed for
come time, baa resumed bis duties.
Harry Whittaker filled the position dur-
Are you particula
Coffee, Tea and Spices
IF YOU ARE CALL AT
Price is no higher and every can guaranteed
T Rosebur s
iU T CP . Leaang-
Eggs, Eggs, Eggs,
If yon want for n.itchinz
fromlliyh tirade Poultry w-nd
yonr onb-r for eg?s or breeding
stock to the
Roseburg Poultry Yards
Baff and Barred Iljuwdb Rods and
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is our Motto. teV,V
JOflN K. JOHasox, Prop , Box 131. Kcotbors Oregaa
V, R. Buckin
(Successor to W. L. Cobb, Mrs. f Boya's old standi
Extend a cordial
invitation to the
public and the
many friends of
thtold firm to call
new line of Staple
and Fa ncy Grocer
ware, Etc. : : :
...Sole Agents f
Bring Us Your
Butter, Chickens, fees.
J. M. Weatlierbv
T, A. Kcry
D. L. Marti
Roseburg; Real Estate Co.
Farm and Timber Land Bought and Sold
Taxes Paid for Non-Resideats. Timber
Estimates a Specialty. List your proper"
tv with us.
M iss Bessie Otey is quite sick.
The bright, sunny days are being ap
preciated, after the rain.
Mr. Clinton Dunniway, of Rice Hill,
is working for Mr. W. B. Lamb.
A number of our citizens spent a day
or two in Roseburg, the past week.
Miss Ida Buckmaster, of Edenbower,
is staying with Mrs. Beuoit at present. ;
Mr. Findlay, a piano tuner from Ash-1
land, was visiting with his sisters for
Mr. Jas. Conner weut to Oakland
Satujday. He preached there on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Stonewall Sutherland
are visiting with Mrs. Cochran at this
The A. O. U. W. Lodgo at this place
ia preparing to have a box supper here
on April 4.
Miss Nellie Bacon, of Garden Valley
has been visiting friends here in town
for the past eek.
Mrs. D. P. McKay and Miss Frankie
Dimmick were visiting with Mrs. Wm,
Loomis, one day during the week.
A. C. HAItSTERS Q CO.
We Want Your Patronage
and as an inducement we offer U. S- P.
Standard Drugs, Fresh Patent Medicines,"
High Grade Perfumes, Soaps, Toilet Arti
cles, and Specialties. .
A Baroaix ix Timbkb. ISO acres of
fine white cedar and old-growth fir tim
ber in Coos county, Ore. Lies on bank
of a good driving stream in easy reach
of log market on tidowater. For partic
ulars in this and other timber deal.s in
quire of Wu. M. roansa,
mlCtf. Camas Valley, Oregon.
cno roe caraiMuS
-Vt iwmm Taw wrr Rovaav aa.
Vtroa tmat anu. m Smwuat a
Warn isuumn w n"
I am prepared to buy Mohair and
wool in large or small lots. Will pay
hiuhefit cash price (or the same. Will
be In Rospburg every Saturday, head
quarters at V. R. Buckingham's grocery.
Address - L. A. Mamtkrs,
tl-inlO Cleveland, Oregon.
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TIM aix VMMC
praying Mixture should be
put on with good pressure
TTTLYP? TD IP? A TYT mfhTRT;
Outfit will do it
See them at CllUfCllill & WoolleyS