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Published on Mondays and Thursdays Established 1868.
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 13. 1903.
No 1 7
F. W.BKNSON. A.C.MaKSTERS. H.C.GALEY, 3
Douglas County Bank,
Eatablished I883. Incorporated 1901
Capital Stock, $50,000.00.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
f. W. BENSON, It. A. BOOTH J. II. BOOTH, J. T BRIDGES
J.K KELLY. A.C. MARSTKRS K.I- MILLER.
5 A jjeneral banking business tranacted, and customers given every
0 accommodation consistent with safe and conservative banking.
2 Bank open from nine to twelve and from one to three.
TAnpi A rTC fOR fiE CONFECTIONERY
lNUKl lJiw and ICE CREAM PARLORS
Fruits, Candies, Cakes, Pies,
Doughnuts and fresh Bread Daily
Portland Journal Agency. Hendrick's Block, Opp. Depot
I.J. NORHAN & Co. Props
j with an IMMENSE
I And sol
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FOR CASH. OR TRADE
J. F. BARKER & CO.
COOS BHY STHGE ROUTE
Commencing with Monday, Janaary 20. '02, we will charpe 17.50 for
tbefare from Drain ti Cm Biy. Baggage allowance with each full fare
Travelling men are allowed o pouuas Daggage nucu
All excess bagirage, 3 cts. per pound, anil no at
have SW pound i or jnore.
lowance will be made for round trip.
For farther information address
J. R. Sawyers,
Proprietor, Drain, Oregon
FOR MEN ONLY
Edwin C Clapp Shoes for Men
George E Beth'44
Sidwell De Wint
$3.50 to m
150 to 3.00
And Namercns Other Styles, in fact Anything yoa Want
caa be fcacd at
FLINT'S POPULAR SHOE STORE
Drome Grass for Pasture.
For several years past the Agricultural
department has been experimenting
with grasses to restock the range . lands
of the West and from letters received
from homesteaders, cattlemen and
others interested in the development of
the eem ia rid lands of the West is shown
that splendid results are being obtained
from brome grass, says a MiesourLex
change. The department of agriculture
has been experimenting for years to se
cure some form of foMge plant or grass
that would grow in the regions where
the rainfall is licht. It has long been
the hoe of officials to secure some grass
of this character that would solve the
public range problem, and they now ex
press considerable confidence that the
problem is in a fair way of being solved.
The brome grass has been known in
Europe for more than a century, its
home being in Hungary, where it has es-!
tabl'shed a repntation for withstanding
severe droughts. In 1SS4 the agents of
the department of agriculture secured
seed of the grass and began experiment
ing with it in this country. The first
efforts were not very successful, but in
the last few years better results have
been secured, aud there are now indica
tions that its general adoption will
spread rapidly over the scmiarid regions.
Kansas has led in the experiments with
the new grass, more than 100 farmers
and stock raisers having planted consid
erable areas within the last year, lie
ports from these sources show that ' the
grass grows rapidly and luxuriantly and
furnishes a pasture of wonderful value
to the farmers iu dry regions. All kinds
of stock eat it with relish, aud experi
ments show that it is richer than timo
thy in flefch-forming ingredients. It is
hardy, and is not injured by severe
spring and fall frosts, when once firmly
"The general seeding of the dry up
lands in Western Kansas and Nebraska
with this grass," said Mr. Wilson, sec
retary of agriculture, "will solve the
range problem, and, incidentally, solve
the meat problem. There will be no
more exorbitant prices for . beef when
the ranges of the West are covered with
a grass that will withstand the drought
and furnish forage from early spring un
til late in the fall."
Three years ago the editor ot the
Plaixdealix, who owned a small ranch
in the Panhandle of Texas, sowed about
one-half ounci of brome seed on a very
dry, barren tract of land. The grass
came up and last year it had spread by
seeding to such an extent that it was
then scattered over five acres of land.
We know that it was brome grass be
cause the seed was sent to us from the
Agricultural department at Washing
ton - and labeled. This grass will do all
that Secretary Wilson claims for it.
The Cjst of Irrigation Water Rights.
Hints to Housewives
Half the battle in good cooking, is to have good
fresh Groceries, and to get them promptly
when ou order them. Call up 'Phone No. i8i,
for go. v 'goods and good service.
C. W. PARKS & CO.
Strange if True.
A dispatch from New York of last Fri
day's date says :
ev. Dr. Isaac K. Funk, head ot the
publishing house of Funk A. Wagnalls,
is much mystiSed over a message re
ceived by him from the spirit of Henry
WardBeochcr, which disclosed vo him
the fact that a rare coin which he bor
rowed in 1S93 from Prof. Charles E.
West to illustrate the Standard Diction
ary had never been returned and that
the spirit of Trcf. West was much wor
ried about it.
Now, Dr. Funk has made arrange
ments to have Mrs. Piper, the medium
of the society of Psychical research, get
into communication with Mr. Beecher
in the spirit world aud have the mys
tery solved. The matter has been
placed iu the hands of Dr. Hudson of
the society, who with Mrs. Piper, will
wrestle with the problem.
The message was received at a private
seance in Brooklyn, which Dr. Funk at
tended. The medium was a woman 70
years old, who was controlled by a spirit
called "George Carroll." There were
not many present at the seance, and Dr.
Funk entered almost unobserved. At"
ter the meeting had been going on for
some time the control spirit asked if
I there was anyone in the room who had
j borrowed something from Henry Ward
Ceecher and failed to return it. Fur
ther inqniies of "George Car. oil" elicit
ed the in'o'malioo that the spirit of
John flakestraw was ocvinz for Mr.
Beeche's f-pirit, and that the article re
ferred to was a rao coin, which had
been borrowed either fom M. Ecech-
er or from a f-oud oi b'g .id had not
Dr. Funk tbeu reca''ed the incident
of borrowing the coin Ion Pro! West,
but was sure he had gren it back, and
said so. This the spirit of Rakestraw
denied, and tna' jr ea u tnat toe coin
was in a safe in Dr. FijiL;s office. In
vestigation proved this to be cor.'ect, al
though botii Dr. Foiik and his ,1m other
were positive the coin hid been re
turned. Now Di. Funk is waiting for a
communication from Mr. Beecher's spir-
throutrh M.S. Piper, which wilt tell
him what to do with the coiu.
Special tO PLAINOULt.
Washington, April 11, 190S. Pome of
the Washington dispatches have called
attention to the expected increase in
cost of irrigation of the western lands
which the Interior Department desig
nated the other day for the first con
struction under the national irrigation
law, pointing out that this cost is double
certain estimates made during the dis
cussion of the irrigation bill, which
were placed at $5 an acre. Five dollars
would undoubtedly be a low average to
place upon all the reclaimable western
lands. But whether the irrigation
works which the government is to con
struct in the West will cost at the rate
of (5 an acre or f 15 or (20 an acre ia a
matter which need in nowise interfere
with the prosecution of the irrigation
constructions under the national irriga
tion law passed by congress last sum
mer. In every case the cost of putting
water upon the land is to be borne by
the settler and the farmer who lives
upon the land and will use the water.
The government will be repaid for every !
dollar expended. The question then w
simply w hether land with water upon it I
will be taken by settlers at teu dollars
or fifteen dollars an acre or any other
sura which it may cost to reclaim it.
When it is realized that irrigated farms
and orchards in the West are worth
from four to one hundred times fifteen
dollars an acre, and that the crudest
irrigation farms produce annually more
than (15 an acre, it is not believed that
there will be any dearth of applicants
ready and eager to go upon the land
which the government reclaims. Un
der the irrigation act payment can be
made on exceedingly easy terms ten
equal annual installments.
The cost of putting water on western
land may range all the way from four to
fifty dollars an acre. Some of the sim
pler propositions require only the dig
ging of a big ditch iu order to secure
water for thousands of acres; others
necessitate the building of immense ma
sonry dams and the construction of very
expensive canals and head works. It is
probable that eventually the waters of
some of the grea. rivers of the north
western states the Columbia and the
Snake may be taken out at a very
large cost per acre, yet fruit lands in
the Yakima valley of Wahing'on today
are bringing in an annual revcuue of as
high as 200 an acre. Of course it
would not pay to spend foO in reclaim
ing lauds to be use I for grazing or feed
This question of the cost of irrigation
opens up the subject of the area which
is possible tq reclaim in the arid West.
Hydrographer Kewell of the Geological
Survey stated this matter concisely the
other day. He said :
"The reclairrable are of the arid
region must remain an indefinite quan
tity for many years to come. No man
can say definitely how many acres are
capable of ultimate reclamation. To
illustrate, suppose a large spring ia situ-
a ed in such a location so far from
arable land that it would cost a hun
dred dollars an acre to lead it onto that
land itself one hundred miles removed
from any railroad or other improvement ;
the water would never be utilized Tor ir
rigation. Suppose en the other hand
that a railroad should be projected
tli rough the desert and a flourishing
town be started on this. land, then it
would pay ti spend the hundred dollars
an acre for the improvement.
"ProjecU which are not to-day feasible
because of their expense may ia bn
years, as the country settles up, become
very profitable ones."
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5addle liores Sinjrfe and
Double Rlg at ail hours
Transient Stoc even
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Rates always reaonab!
Fine Farm for Sale. ,
A good 800 acre farm for sale five
miles from Myrtle Creek, 100 acres in
ultivation, balance hill, jisture and
timbered land. Email orchard, gcod
house, barn and other improvements
For price and terms apply ti P. T. Mc-
Gee, Myrtle Creek, or D. S. K
Dentist Tatom and wife left for Gard
iner Friday. '
Miss Maggie Bishop recently made a
short visit to friends at the Normal.
C. E. Trifmbull, the former butcher,
has sold out to Dan Blackford.
- The last term of school opened hist
Monday with a full attendance.
Miss Fannie Colvin last Monday com
menced teaching her school at Corns tock.
Miss Sadie I. Hatfield has left the
Normal, to teach a term of school on
Miss Winnie Colvin has been quite
sick with ia grippe, but is now recover
ing. Mr. G. M. Bossett sells white Ply
mouth Rock and Rhode Island Red eggs
at f 1.50 a setting.
A block of land located just ouUide
the school grounds has been p'owed and
smoothed 2 for the use of a track team.
Miss Edith Brockway, who has been
attending th? lrain Normal, h:ft on
Sunday evening for her home at Brock
way. The C. M. A. lodge gave a party at
the I. O. O. F. hall the evening of the
4th, which was attended by a sociable
Mr. Bela Andrews and mother, of
Sooltsburg, returned, one night last
week, from California.
Mr. and Mrs. Carey have returned
from stay with relatives in Washing
ton, and were accompanied by Mrs.
Montgomery, a sister of Mrs. Lowe.
Supt. J. II. Ackerman of Public In
struction visiUd the Drain Normal last
Wednesday. He gave an interesting
talk at chapel time to the students.
Profs. J. U. Orcutt. A. N. Orcutt, II.
W. Hibbard, Prof. O. C. Brown and wife,
and Miss Smith left on Friday's train for
Cottage Grove, to attend the teacher '
E. R. Applegate, j. A- Black, C. E.
Hasard, Benton Mires, W. V. Kent,
Joel Tracey, U. Hediick and L. M. Per
kins attended, as representatives from
Pass creek precinct, the county caucus.
Mosea Mack it Co. have a gueceing
contest. They have placed a jar of
beau a in their window and the one who
guesses the nearest correct number gets
a clock. Yoa have to parcha.e one dol
lar's worth before you can get a guers.
Embalmed Corned Beef.
Germany is'opposed to the United
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oiaiee ana snows its opposition in every
way possible. Of late years American
canned beef has been in Rreat demand
there, but the Kaiser wants to divert
the trade to South American canneries
and in order to predjudice the "Sour
K routers" against the American article
the Munichner Neoeste Nachrichten
contains a long article about , President
Roosevelt now being in the Yellow'stone
Park investigating a tremendous corned
beef deposit which it says has been dis
covered there and which, if true, would
prove a blessing to thousand!) of Ger
mans who nevl corned beef to mix w itb
their "Sanr Kraut." A part of the ar
ticle translated from German into the
English article is as follows:
"In the Yellowston Park enormous
droves of cattle have, during the triocene
period, been caught by a revolution of
the earth and buried by the throw n-
"The extensive saline deposits in tlie
district preserved . and seasoned the
meat, the cold of the ice period kept it
for millenioins, and under the 'influence
of the immense pressure of the masses
jf earth and stones it has been trans-
I ; .
! as to tiHtA and fiiitritionnfl in nnt in.
ferior to corned beef. ,
"The deposits have a know n extension
of many square miles, and would be able
to furnish meat to the world for a Ion:
A poor cowboy is said to be the dis
coverer, and some United States capital
ists have taken hold of it, and most se-
retly are forming a company to put it
on the market."
Uncle Sam Muzzling Dogs.
The bureau of auiroal industry of the
deHuUnent of. agriculture, which has
advice to offer relaUag to evervthLjB
that lives, has commenced sending out
dog-day warnings. Te bu.eau has
leen e-pciinejting, for a number ot
years with the subject of rabies, and is
warning pc.-sons to keep their dogs muz
zled during the hot Biirumer months.
It does not require a scientist to demon
strate that a securely murr.led dog cau
not bite any one, but the animal indus
try exper ts go further and show by
statistics that muzzled doss dd" not so
The department is preparing' circular
containing information and bugesUons
on the subject. This will be sent to the
officials of all of the large cities of tue
country. Among the recoiniueudaiions
made by the bureau is that ordinances
be passed arthoriiing the mayor to issue
a proclamation requiring all dogs to be
muzzled during certain suoimer moutns.
O. II. Mortensen has purchased the
p.operty formerly owned by F. O. Plot
ner. II. M. Barrett has gone to Roseburg
A. C. Hensen, of Galesvilte, was a
business vl-iU-r in town the firrl uf the
S. A. Fow ler has returrw-d to Portland
to reside, having sold his property in
- Mrs. Geo. Hansen, who has been vis
iting with Dr. and Mrs. Bowersox, re
turned to her home in Grants Pass the
first of the week.
Fred McGregor met with quite a pain
ful accident by cutting two ot his fingers
with an ax, w h'le clearing his home
stead near this place
Mws Genevieve Roberts expects to
leave for California, this week, w here
she will visit her brother, P. F. Roberts.
Miss Sadie Eristow U ft hr her home
n IJenton county, alU-r several weess
visit w ith Mrs. R. K. Montgomery.
M. T. Chase, the merchant. ItaJ the
large building formerly used aa a stable
moved to the rear of hi store building
and will use it as a ware room.
L. L. llurd, our postmaster, left Fri
day night," for his old home in the East,
which he has not xmted for nineteen
years. He will visit relatives in Dako
ta. Minnesota. Michigan and Iowa be
Mr. and Mrs. Nasi, pnrents of our
worthy townsman, C. T. Nail, w ill dis
pose of their farm at Williams Creek, in
Josephine countv. and will make their
home with their son in this city.
The city election last Monday passed
off very qu!etly, only 44 votes being cast,
and resulted in the following officers
being elected: Mayor, D. N. Fish
Councilmen. D. N. Snyder and Dr. F.
R. Eowereox ; Recorder, R. K. Mont
gomery ; treasurer, 11. u. foiinenmiin
Marshal, Nelson Jones. . ,
1 ne United States Navy.
) t is too late to prepa.e for war when
wa' has come; and if we only p.ep.e
sufficiently no war will ever come. We
wish a powerful and efficient nuy, not
lor purposes' of war, but as the eu ett
gnaianty of peace. If we have such a
navy if we keep on building it up we
may rest assured that there ia but the
smallest chance that trouble will ever
come to this nation ; and we may like
wise rest assuied that no foreign power
will ever quarrel with us about the Mou
roe doctrine. President Roosevelt.
I am prepared to buy Mohair in large
or small lots. Will pay tho highest cash
price according to quality , for it. Will
be iu Oakland every Friday, aud every
Saturday will bo in Roseburg, head
quarters at V. R. Buckingham's grocery.
AJdrtiss , L. A. Mabstkrb,
t'-inSl Cleveland, Oregon.
A Tax Upon VI. ue.
. The Oregon legislature ever mindful
of the fact that right living ia a haid task
under any circumstances determined
to protect it and hence that August body
increased the tax on virtue fifty cents
I'ho r. nf ft linnttA in tnarrv nn trt
May 10. is t2.60 on that day the new
law goes into effect when it will be $3.00
A Barqain in Tim '-.sr. 480 acres of
fine white cedar and old-growth fir tim
her in Coos county, Ore. Lies on bank
of a nood driving stream in easy reach
of log market on tidewater. For partic
ulars iu this and other timber deal, a in
nnirn of Wl. M. PoRTKR.
mlGtf. Camas Valley, Oregon.
W ilbur Items.
The ladies Aid Society met at Mrs
McKay's this week.
Mr. S. J. Chenoweth spent a day or
two at Mr. George Hall's.
Mis. Ketcheson. of Ten Mile is visit
ing with Rev. Iiarbit and family.
Misses Grace and Annie Grubbe, of
Oakland spent several days in town
Miss Verna McKay, who has been at
tending school here, has returned to her
home at Winchester.
Mr. and Mrs. John Agee, who have
both been quite sick, we are glad to say
are improving at present.
Mr.' George Grubbo and Wm. Hiil
purchased one of the warehouses of Mr.
Donnell. and are having it removed to
The prize offered by the Lodge to the
lady who had the best lepreseutcd box
at the box supper, was won by MNs Eva
Wilson. Her box represented a pad
Eggs, Eggs, Eggs,
, If yon want cs for Hatching
from High Grade Poultrv s-nd
. your order for ejtgs or breeding"
stock to the
Roseburg Poultry Yards
WK ha'vf V3
Rtrff n.4 R
arm. uiau vuiihu lljiuuuiu IVUVaa AiiU
15 Eggs for SI. 00. Live and Let Live
is our Motto. . ''vVlVUCiV'
JOMX K. JOIIMHOM, Prop-, Bo ijt, RctMbarc Orearoa
IV. R. B
Last week we published an item taken
from the Rural Northwest concerning
some fine Mohair that L. A. Marsten
clipped from one of his Registered Pure
B!ood. The Rural Northwest however
did not print all this letter as it should
have done. The letter read as follows:
New York, Mar. 11, 13.
Mr. L. A. Marsters,
Dear Sir: Your letter and also sam
ple of Mohair received in good order and
I have carefully examined same. Al
though your state is known to grow
better Mohair than any other state in
the Union, still I must admit that you
are producing the beat grade of Mohair
in quality of fibre, cleanliness and also
length. I also find your sample to be
free from kemp, w hich is a very good
advantage above others, as in this case
the value of Mohair increases. Mohair
like your sample is worth from 40 cent
to 50 cents per pound, that is providing
it is like sample sent me. I : should
judge according to ray examination of
your sample yoa ought to be able to
roduce 12 inch Mohair or longer, as the
animal from which von clipped the
sauple seems to be in a very healthy con
dition and by not shearing such animals
for twelve months, yoa can very easily
produce extradong Mohair, which would
be worth to me fl.00 per pound at any
time. If you can select from yoor stock
of Mohair any measuring 12 inches or
longer you mar ship it to me at above
mentioned price. Hoping to hear from
yon, I remain
Mr. Marstera has some fine -Mohair
hanging in the Board of Trade win-low,
that is the fl.00 per pound kind men
tioned in the letter. It does notcosi uve
cents per pound more to raie Mohair
which will sell readily at fl.00 per pouud
than it does to raise S3 cent Mohair
When once a breeder or owner of Angora
grots has purchased the very best grade.
then his profits ana sure from the start.
And this is not only trui of the Angora
goat business but in all the various kinds
of live stock raised on the farm or ranch.
J. 31. Weatherby
SNteen to One Harmony.
W. J. Bryan, in his Commoner of last
week,- says he is an advocate of Demo
cratic harmonv, but insists as to the
price that it must be along lines which
he dictates. He charges the so-called
rvorganizers with wrecking the harmony
which once existed, and continues;:
"The voters who in 1SS and I'JOO
risked social and business ostracism are-4
perfectly willing to welcome hack and
forgive those who went astray, provided
those who return come back chanced i
sentiment and purpose. But why wel
come men w hose only objectfin coming
back is to make the Democratic party
an adjunct aud an aid 10 me t.epuou
can party ; why have a fight in tlie con
vention if it's going to result in renewed
alienation, unless the party sounds a re
treat? Instead of invitinj harmony
these so-called 'ha'monwere' are only
planning for more contention.
"The leaders among the reorganises
are making a burglarious attempt to en
ter the Democratic party for the pur
pose of carrying aw ay whatever it has of
value to those w ho occuny the house,
and it is time to sound the alarm."
Painting and Paper Hanglcg.
(SuccesHor to W. L. Cobb, Mrs. ( Boyd's old standi
...Sole Agents for...
Extend a cordial invitation
to the public and the many
friends of the old firm to call
and examine their new line
of Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries, Qaeensware, Etc.
Bring Us Your
Batter, CMckens, Ec3S.
T. A. Bury
D. L. Mart's
Roseburg Real Estate Co.
Farm and Timber Land Bonght and Sold
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents. Timber
Estimates a Specialty. List yonr proper
ty with us.
A. C. MAHSTEnS a 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. ..... . .
PA 1ST rides oa the very too
cf tie wave.
It Las reached tint pos-i-tkra
becasse of is great
worth and it wl stay there.
No other paint does good
work so well and so eco
nomic sHy. ' No other piir.t
Las pained such popoilrirj.
Color cards oa appiid-tion.
If you intend to paint ycur bouse see
Churchill Q Ycolley,
Agents for S. - W. Paint.
P. S. DRY.
JEWELER and WATCHMAKER
All Work Guaranteed for Reasonable Prices.
Secoad Dojr north new Bank Bailding,
Little Ranch for Sals.
A eood httle home for sale : 17 acres
adjoining fair grounds, 1) niLes east of
Roseburg. Good buildings, 150 good
bearing fruit trees, 10 acres in cultiva
tion. Price f 1225. For particulars in
quire at Milikin's shoe store, Roseburg
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 tie highest style
as practiced by first clc-M workmen on
the Atlantic Coast. It you 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 post office
nd he will quickly respond. (tf)
A spleudid team of heavy draft hcrsea.
Address V. 0. Box 43, Roseburg, Ore
v- 1 y
E. A. KRUSE. Proprietor,
Breeder f B. P. ROCKS, 5. C. BROWN
LEGHORNS, il. B.' TURKEYS, TOU
LOUM3 GEESE. PEKIN DUCKS, AND
THE FINEST SCOTH COLLIES THERE
Chicken Ejjs, $1.50, per Settinz, tv.o
Pnnltrv fnr 11 vears. and have won