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About The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190? | View Entire Issue (July 16, 1903)
An infallible sign of the good times
in the horse market is the frequency
with which orders are being placed for
greater or smaller numbers of horses
all of one color. Breeder's Gazette
eaj-s: We recently drew attention to
the fact that the Heinz firm in Pitts-
burg had begun to fill an order for a.
score of black drafters and that an
eastern firm had also placed tme for
grays of the same kind, the lowest lim
it of weight to be l.SOO pounds. Some
little time ago the Heinz firm bought
sixty black horses of the lighter sorts.
A circus proprietor a few months ago
appeared on the scene at Dexter Park
announcing that he was in Quest of
spotted skewbald or piebald horses,
white color ground, bay, brown, black
or chestnut spots, and after a time he
got them. An emissary of the Fawnee
Bill Wild West show is now striving
to purchase a score or so of dun or
claybank horses with well defined
black marks on top line, shoulder and
leg. Still another seeker for something
out of the common laid in a supply
(small in his case) of light cream or
buckskin geldings with white manes
and tails, and one of the best known of
the professional dealers at these yards
at present has on hand an order at a
very long price for a pair of lady's
cobs light sorrel In color with flaxen
manes and tails. It is said that this is
one of the hardest orders to fill ever
placed, for the reason that the breeds
of horses which supply the high step
ping cobs do not run to hirsute adorn
ments of the flaxen hue. Another or
der on hand at the yards is from Eng
land and calls for a gelding 102 hands,
bright golden chestnut in color, big
blaze face, four legs white to knees
and hocks and if possible a white
splash on belly. Sank or side. It is re
lated that this order comes frem a fan
cier who buys without limit of price
and has been unable to fill his bill In
cither the English or French market.
Range Raised Cavalry- Ilorscs.
Major S. L. Woodward of the United
States army, who recently accepted TOO
range horses at Fort Meade. S. D., for
the cavalry servjeo from Wyoming.
Pc.koia nud Montana ranges, pro
iiounces then the best animals that
can be secured for the purpose and
deprecates the prejudice existing in ar
my circles against the range horse. He
says this prejudice- was bred by Infe
rior equine stock of the cayuse variety
from Texas and Arizona, bred for
.quantity and cheapness more than
quality, and that time will be needed to
eradicata it. Of the horses raised on
the northwestern range he has this to
"They are of good size and form,
hardy, free from disease, especially of
the eyes, throat and lungs; tractable
and very amenable to discipline and
Major Woodward compares these
northwestern range horses with
mounts bought in other sections to the
great advantage of the range animal.
Officers report that there has never
been serious sickness among them and
that they are tractable and easily
-trained. Livestock World.
Thoronclibredi Ie Germany.
According to the German Racing Cal
endar, a government publication, there
are only SOQ thoroughbred mares reg
istered in the German empire for
breeding purposes, and of these more
than 25 per cent proved barren last
spring. These figures, -while they do
not indicate any great measure of
thrift in the breeding of thoroughbreds
in Germany, are a vast improvement
on those of former years and show
that the impetus given to the breeding
of thoroughbreds by Count Lehndorf
is gaining headway to the end that
more real blood may be 'injected into
the horses of the Teutonic fatherland.
Farm Ilorsea Scarce.
From the markets come reports of a
great demand from fanners for work
"horses. A great many, largely mares,
are being shipped to the country to do
the spring work. Any one who has
observed farm horses knows that they
average higher in age than ever before,
says Stockman and Farmer. Our vet
erinary inquiries show a surprising
number of horses ten years old or over
In use on farms. These veterans are
going out of service, and others most
be bought to take their places, as they
were not bred during the times when
prices were so low. Our correspondents
everywhere report a scarcity of horses
ready to go to work-and prices consid
erably higher than they were last falL
.Probably we are now in the worst of
the scarcity, as by another year or
two some of the produce of the new
era. in horse breeding should be coming
Raagre Horc on the Pom.
"Last season and the season before
several droves of western horses were
driven through tbia part of tiro country
and peddled out to this or that farmer,
to any one Indeed that would pay the
price ftfr tiiem," writes an Iowa corre
spondent of Breeder's Gasette. "For
the raost part they brought from $2S
tor the poorest np to $73 or $80 for the
feest draft bred anlmah, and these, lat
ter have gcqeralhr given good satisfac
tion. I bought three of them out of a
large band and paid ?1S0 for the three.
They are broken and pulled the binder
all last summer in harvest time, the
three making up to weigh about 3,900
potnds. The others that had no draft
blood In them did not break so satis
factorily and, being lighter, have not
proved of as much account at farm
work. I think the range horse. If with
two or three crosses of draft blood, can
be used on the farms of the corn belt
all richL though for my own part I
would prefer native bred horses if I
could get them at the yrwa,
which I cannot."
Prestige of the Newspaper.
Among a number of pithy articles by
leading advertisers of Portland wnich ap
peared in Saturday's Telegram, perhaps
the most logical was written by N. L.
Shafer of Strain Tailoring Co. Among
other things Mr. Shafer says there are
niany classes of good advertising. A bill
board or stationary sign is very good for
corn plasters, cigars, patent medicines,
etc.; for a class of goods that never
change in style or quality, but, like the
ad itself, remain stationary year in anil
year out. For merchandise or anything
that changes in style or quality the
question is with the buyer, "What have
you got, what is the price, who and
where are you?" and it is positively
necessary that merchants and manu
facturers, aa well as railroads, steam
boats, etc., use the surest and best of
mediums, the great daily papers.
There are two classes of papers.
While circulation is generally the basis
of advertising value of a daily paper, a
precious thing for an advertiser to keep
in mind is the weight a paper carriers
with and presses do not give assurance
of its readers. I have seen two great
Eastern papers, both having circulation
of above 3,000,000 daily, tested. One
rate was 16 cents a line, the other 30
cents a line, for the same advertisement.
The 3C-cent advertisement was in
measured results worth J1.35 a line if
the other was worth 16 cents. At a
meeting of the Advertising Wi iters'
Club at Chicago the club assigned for
that conclusion the following reasons :
A paper to be a high-class advertising
medium must be clean and reliable in
its colnmns. First-class type reliable
newspaper, both in class of news and the
character of its circulation. A forced or
samplecopy circulation in a newspaper
does not add to its value as a good
advertising medium. Give the advertis
er a newspaper that is interested in the
welfare of the cummuuity in which it
circulates and prints wholesome infor
mation and all the fresh and reliable
news of the world, and yon will see how
quick the public recognizes merit by
reading and believing in its columns.
That is the character of the newsjiaper
in which it pays to advertise, for adver
tising in that caliber of papers carries
the same confidence iu its advertising
that it does in its news columns reli
ability, honor, dignity.
Great Men and Great Pianos.
President Roosevelt has just bought a
fine Knabe piano, and the late viee-presi
dent Hobart has at his residence a fine
XEEDHAM, rach as we are selling eve
ry day, right here at Uoseburg, and
since the good judgement of Roosevelt
we have secured the agency for the
Knabe and the J. & C. Fischer. These
are all world-renowned pianos, of the
highest standard. AVe have also in
transit a lot of those medium pianos for
which the people are paying all the way
from ?275.00 to $300.00 and even more.
We are going to offer the same grade for
$150.00, ? 175.00 and f 200.00. These fig
ures will surprise those who have been
buying those so-called high-grade pia
nos. Besides this lot we will have the
genuine CABLE piano and not the Ho
bert M. Cable. It will pay you to see
this line before buying a piano.
Richardsok Music House,
Roseburjr and Cottage Grove.
Men wanted to cut 300 tier of wood
inquire of Henerv Conn. Roseburg Ore
Willamette Valley Chautauqua As
sociation. The "Willamette Valley Cbautaqua
Association will be held at Gladstone
Park, near Oregon City, July 14th to
25th inclusive. Rate of one and one
third fare on the certificate plan has
been made from all points on Oregon
Lines. Special attractions have been
provided. "Germaine" the magician,
with his wonderful productions ; R. J.
Burdette, the celebrated humorist, will
entertain in his usual delightful manner
while the lectures of Hon. Champ Clark
and Hon. J. P. Dollivcr will bo an in
Many other attractions will be pro
vided, making the finest entertainment
ever given at this Cbautaqua.
of - -
to bo used is very much a
matter of taste. It is import
ant, though, that the frames
set properly on the nose, and
at the right distance from
the eyes. That the lenses
be perfectly centered, and
how aro you to know when
" some one is guessing.
Classes Right, Good Sight,
-- - optician
MRS. H. EASTON
is prepared to wait upon old
and new customers and friends
with a full and complete
All fresh and of the very best
quality. Teas aad coffees aro
specialties. Your patronage
205 Jackson St.,
and Main Streets
Mrs. Belle Collins
A GREAT CQH PAN Y
The New-York I.I re
Klftyseven yearn old.
Asftcts over tn)o,ooo,ooo.
Income in 1901 ovrr;8;o,ooo,ooo
Insurance In force over 81.363,
Sew Iuanmnce pald'for in 1901
Xald Poltcj-Hebdcrs . In 1901,
Paid roIIcy-Holdern Iu'57 yearn,
W. J. Jloon, Acent.
Title Guarantees: Loan Co.
I. D. HxxiLTOX.
O C. liAKILTO,
Secx. ad Treat
Once in the Court Honse. Hare the only con
plete set ol aixlr&ct books in Douglas County
Abstract and Ortlflcaies n! Title famished to
j Douglas count 7 land and mining claim. Bare
plati in the Rfxebarg. Oregon, O. S. Lan d Dls
tiict. Will make blue print copies oi any town
N. A. FOSTER & CO.,
Of every descriytion. Farms and Min
eral Lands. Oregon, Washington and
(j23) OAKLAND. OUEGOK
Abstract of Title to Deeded Land.
Papers prepared for filing on Govern
Blue Prints of Township Maps showing
all vacant Lands.
Plans and Estimates for all Build
ings. Special designs for Office Fixtures
Office in new Bank Building. 'Phone 415
The Greatest Farm Paper oi the orth
west. Published weekly at Salem. Ore
eon. Edited by tbo Farmers of the
BNorthwest. Twenty Pages. Illustrated.
A WESTERN PAPER
FOR WESTERN PEOPLE
SJ Papers (or $1.00. Ls than acta each
Publication beean March 1, 1900. Now
has 9,300 subscribers. Phenomenal growth
is due to its being tho best farm paper pub
llshed. VOIT SHOULD READ IT
HOMESTEAD, AND PLAINDEAIE8
$2.75 A JEAB,
All Colored Summer
Goods Reduced to
We must maRe room for New Goods
WOLLENBERG BROS., Phone 801.
Of your life if you buy a buggy, hack or road wagon before
you inspect our stock of John Deere vehicles.
We Are After You
Haven't missed a sale since car arrived. Finest line of
spring goods ever brought to the county.
CHURCHILL & W00LLEY
A. C. HAR5TERS & COI
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
go to THE ROSELEAF for
HND SMOKERS' SUPPLIES.
Jackson Street, - - Roseburg, Oregon
R W- PENN,
(Lately with the government csoRraphical and geological survey of Brazil,
TTrritPfl States Dpntitv Mineral Snrvpvniv
Office over Postoffico. ROSEBURG,
Buy Your Watches
and Clocks at
Buy Your Jewelry and
OREGOfi. Correspondence solicited
Sal 7. ari
Silverware at Salztnan's
75 SftlNE, '