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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1903.
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Doughnuts and fresh Bread Daily
Portland Journal Agency. Hendrick's Block, Opp. Depot
I. J. NORHAN & Co. Prop. Ss
FARMERS' CASH STORE,
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Staple ane Fancy Groceries. Highest Price paid
for country produce. Fresh bread daily. Your
Patronage is respectfully solicited.
Private Free Delivery to All Parts of the City
Railroad According to Kinney.
OPP PASSENGER DAPOT.
Bring Us Your
Jlajor Kinnoy spent most of last week
in .Bangor in the vicinity of North Bend.
Mr. Kinney is hero cleaning up eomo
local affairs and, when through, will bo
clear of indebtedness on all the land his
proposed route from Kosoburg to Ban
gor, including also tho Bangor townsite.
Major Kinnoy is as confident as ever
that Coos Bay will have a railroad and
says now it is only a question of tho
plan. The Western Pacific, whose finan
cial backers in this instance seems to be
the Goulds, ho says, are to put a road
through from Salt Lake to compete with
the Southern Pacific and routes leading
into San Francisco and Portland. There
are now many surveyors at work.
There now two plans proposed : ono
is to have the principal lino direct from
Salt Lake to Frisco, Jwith a short tribu
tary branch leading off to Coos Bay,
making a V ; the other plan is to form a
direct line to Coos Bay anil there form a
T extenting along the coast to Portland.
Of course the T would help the Bay
more, lor ttien all Eastern people going
by this route, either to Portland or Fris
co, would necessarily have to pass
through Coos Bay. These plans are
now being agitated greatly at Salt Lake
and, the surveyors being at work, con
sidering tl.o feasibility of a road to this
harbor, and theadvantage it would have
in coinfi:'-.; with other roads; it looks
that likeiv .'ie road will be pnt through.
It is thoal.t that they will begin the
construction Boon. Such a road, if put
through will be the most direct line
East, and with our good harbor will be a
strong competitor for the Frisco and
Seattle trade. North Bend Citizen.
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Forest Reserves Not Needed.
FOR CHSH OR TRHDE,
J. F. Barker & Co.
ROSEBURG LAND OFFICE
CHARGED WITH GIVING THE
BOOTH-KELLEY CO. INFORMATION
The Stale Fair.
S. K. SYKES, Roseburg, Oregon
Hints to Housewives.
Half the battle in good cooking is to have good
And to get them promptly when rou order them. Call up
Phone No. 181 for good goods and good service.
C. W. PARKS & CO.
T. A. Bury
D. L. Martin
Roseburg Real Estate Co.
Farm and Timber Land Bought and Sold
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents. Timber
Estimates a Specialty. List your proper
ty with us.
COOS BHY STHGE ROUTE i
Commencing with Monday, January 20, '02, we will charge $7.50 for
thefare from Drain to C003 Bay. Baggage allowance with each full faro .
V. 50 pounds. Travelling men are allowed 75 pounds baggage when they
i have 300 pounds or more. All excess baggage, 3 eta. per pound, and no a
5 lowance will be made for round trip. DAILY STAGE.
For farther information address J
; J. H. Sawyers,
J Proprietor, Drain, Oregon 5
Oregon's Blue Ribbon State Fair has
passed into history. A uugnificient
show indeed 1 The weather was perfect
and the attendance enormous.
From eight a. in. until late in the af
ternoon the eople thronged in at the
gates. On Thursday, Portland day, the
attendance was estimated at 30,000. The
gate receipts on this day alone reached
the sum of $S,S00. On no day from the
opening to the close of the fair was the
crowd less than 15.CO0.
The grand pavillion, wherein were
displayed the products of Oregon, was
a moving mass of humanity from Mon
day morning until Saturday night.
The exhibits, by counties and individ
uals, were the finest ever gotten together
on the Pacific Coast. The grain exhibit
was particularly splendid. The quality
of Oregon wheat was eIiowii to be the
equal of any in the Unhid States. The
grasses, including timothy, clover and
alfalfa, was a revelation to manv who
profess to know good grass when they
The vegetable display was beyond dis
cretion. The enormous size of some o
the vegetables is almost incredible.
The ladies department of fancy work
was such as to turn the head of a man
who never saw such things out side a
show window. They were two pretty to
be move and too useful looking not to be
Then there were the stock yards,
rows qfter rows of stalls filled with all
classes of livestock; cattle weighing
2,400 pounds, horses as large and hogs
almost the same size, fcvery class was
represented by a dozen or more entries,
Governor John Sparks, of Nevada, had
his famous Hereford, "Perfection,"
there, the great sweep stake bull, which
has won blue ribbons from Maine to
Florida and from Texas to Oregon
Wado and Minor had Herefords, second
onlv to Perfection. Shorthorns from
Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, California,
Washington and Canada competed for
prizes. The poultry pavilion was crowd
ed with feathered thoroughbreds of
every class and description, from carrier
pigeons, to bronze turkeys weighing half
There was every afternoon a splendid
race program, the harness races were
good indeed. The fields of starters were
large, but under the management of the
judges, got off two good starts. The
races were nil contests and close, exciting
finishes were the rule. The running
races were equally good and some very
good time was made. There were pre
sent at the fair a great many Douglas
Count people, and while Douglas did
not compete for the County prize, the
Board of Trade exhibit received special
notice from tho judges, and a very flat
tering comment by the Oregonian and
the Salem Statesman.
A Special dispatch from Washington of Tues
day's date says:
The charge has been made that Receiver Booth,
at Roseburg, has furnished the Booth-Kelly Lum
ber Company with ' inside information" which has
enabled it to get control of large areas of valuable
public timber lauds, aud tho charges are now being
investigated. If sustained, they will make it in
cumbent upon the delegation to name a new man
Tor Booth's place. The retention of Bridges and
Newell is a question that will be left to the dele
gation to decide. There is no particular reason
for haste in these cases, however, and these three
appointments will likely remain to be made after
In this connection it is learned that the bond
recently furuished by Edwards Davis, the newly
appointed Register at La Grande, has been found
defective aud has been returned. He cannot re
lieve Bartlett until the error is rectified and the
LAND OFFICE AFFAIRS.
Whilo Coos county has not, so far,
j been hit very hard by tho forest reserve
proposition, there is no knowing when
the lightening strike us, and it may be
well to observe right now that what
ever may be the caso in sections differ
ently situated, there is not the slightest
need of any forest reserve in this county,
says tho Marshfield Mail.
Tho argument for forest reserves is
that the timber tends to conserve the
water supply and to prevent disastrous
freshets ; that when the hills are denud
ed of timber the rainfall, instead of soak
ing into the ground, rushes down to the
6 1 ream s and flows away at once.
This is undoubtedly true. Every log-,
ger has noticed that in the green timber
nearly every little gulch has a stream of
water running down all summer, but
after tho timber is removed and fire has
consumed the debris, the same little
gulches will le dry. This is good argu
ment for forest reserves, if we look no
farther, but in this section, at least it is
entirely vitiated by the fact that such
conditions only last a few years in one
spot, ot until tho land takes on a new I
growth of young timber. Go through!
anvof the "old orka" which were log
ged over a comparatively few vears ago,
and it will bo found that a new growth
of young trees is rendering the ground
as well fitted to conserve the water sup
ply an it was before tho original timber
was cut. The area gone over each year
by the loggers is comparatively so small
that its barrenenses for a few years
cuts no figure.
As a matter of fact, the scope of conn
try in sight of Marshfield is better fitted
to retain and conserve the rainfall than
it was a quarter of a century ago. The
hills which were then still dry and bare
from the effects of some early stupend
ous conflagration, which had destroyed
every vestige ol vegetation, aie now
thickly covered with young timber of
different varieties, and the same recu
perative work of nature is going on
more swiftly wherever tho band of man
has removed tho old growth of large
This effectually takes all force out of
every argument for forest reserves in
this region, and makes them a senseless
tying up of the resources of the country.
WASHINGTON NEWS NOTES.
A. C. flARSTERS & 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 New Map Folder.
A new map of Oregon, with a vast
amount of useful information regarding
the resources, industries, commerce,
products and climate of this state, has I
been issued in folder form by the Pas
senger Department of the Southern Pa
cific railroad. It gives more informa
tion in small apace, about Western Ore-
gon, than wo have ever seen in print ue-
fore, and the publication is not only a I
credit to the Southern Pacific railroad,
but to tho state at large.
Recent phenomena hitherto unob-
served in Mars and Saturn indicate that
these planets have an appreciable at
mosphere. The phenomenon on Mars
was apparently a dust cloud that rose I
and floated many miles, and on Saturn
two white spots that "shone with a
bright, pcarl-liko aspect" which ap
peared to have a motion much swifter
than the axial rotation of the planet.
Here is a little lecture on protective
tariffs, from the Birmingham, Eng.,
Post: "America attracts our skilled
workmen I y the larger wages that are
possible under protection and gets, year
by year, a larger helping of the limited
supply of potter's clay; and so a once I
prosperous industry is approaching tho
starvation point. Having no tariff, wo
are helpless to check these proceedings.
Higher wuges and the development of
home industries cause no complaint in I
tho United States."
The Oregon delegation Living awakened to a realization of
the fact that President Roosevelt means what he says, and fearing
delay might prove detrimental to their prestige, have recommend
ed that John N. Watson, of Paisley, be appointed Register, and C.
U. Snider, of Lakeview, be appointed Receiver, of the Lakeview
Land Office to succeed Hrattain and Bailey, soon to be removed.
There is little doubt that the men recommended will be appointed
within a short time.
These recommendations were forecast in The Oregonian
at the time it was first announced that Hrattain and Bailey were to
go. It was also predicted that Congressman Hermann would not
consent to Brattain's removal, but would advocate and recommend
his retention. This prediction has also been fulfilled, for in the
letter received by the President, while Mitchell, Fulton, Williamson
and Hermann all indorsed Snider, only three members indorse Wat
son, Hermann writing a separate letter in which he recommends
that Brattain be allowed to continue in office.
Unless Secretary Hitchcock has some reason why Watson
and Snider should not be appointed, the President will within the
next few days sign commissions for these men and direct that no
time be lost in installing them in office. His desire for an immedi
diate change is well known, and it is reasonable to suppose he will
not himself take any steps that will result in unsatisfactory delay.
Just why Hermann, in face of the facts that have been
stated in ispatches over and over again, should set himself
at odds with the Administration and ask for the retention in office
of a man whose continuance is impossible, is not understood in
Washington. It is said Brattain's administration was not investi
gated during Hermann's term as Commissioner, at least no adverse
reports were made during that time, but the Linnen report hereto
fore reviewed set forth the most important charges against Brat
tain, and the President in his letter to the delegation left no room
for doubt as to his determination that Brattain should go. It is
believed in the department that Hermann's stand for Brattain was
made for sentiment and with tho full knowledge that it wonld avail
The promptness with which the President will act will be an
indication that he bears the Oregon delegation no ill will and har
bors no resentment on account of indirect attacks that were made
on him, through Secretary Hitchcock, at the time of Davis ap
pointment at La Grande. All the President insists upon now, as
always, is that the delegation recommend good men. Of course,
if they ask for the retention of the men whom the President for
cause has slated for the ax, their wishes will not be respected.
It is believed that before the coming session of Congress is
far along the delegation will dispose of the appointment of suc
cessors to Register J. T. Bridges and Receiver James H. Booth at
Roseburg and Receiver Charles Newell at Burns. These are the
only remaining land officers in Oregon whose terms have expired,
all having been appointed in 1S9S.
ENGLAND WANTS TO HOC ALASKA
An Associated Press dispatch of Wednesdays from London
says: Attorney-General Finley concluded his argument in behalf
of Canada at this morning's session of the Alaskan Boundary Com
mission. He received the thanks of Chief Justice Alverstone and
the congratulations of Messrs. Root and Lodge on his "lucid ex
planation of so technical and comprehensive a subject."
The Attorney-General made it clear that Canada wants about
everything, and the American counsel informs the Associated Press
that every efTorfc will be made by them to convince the tribunal
that tho treaty contemplated a barrier between the Dominion and
the ocean, and that tho question of territory is not important, pro
vided the shores and inlets remain in tho possession of tho Unitod
David T. Watson, of Pittsburg, of counsel for tho American
side, opened for the United States, describing tho purchase of
Alaska, and stating that tho United States published in 18G7 the
map issued by Russia in 182G, ono year after tho treaty with Great
Britain, and that no protest was made against tho boundary therein
fixed, either by Great Britain or Canada.
R. W- FENN,
(Lately with the government gsographical and geological survey of Braaft.
United States Deputy Mineral Surveyor,
Ofllce over Postoffice.
Correspondence solid Ud
go to THE ROSELEAF for
HMD SMOKERS' SUPPLIES.
Jackson Street, - - Roseburg, Oreg6n
Why pay the Rail Road a lot of money to
carry you to Springs of unknown medical
properties when you can be guaranteed a
cure at BOS WELL SPRINGS near home.
BLA.TERITE ia Mineral Bnbber.
YOU WAY INTEND nCII.DIC
or find It necessary to REPLACE A WORNJCT ROOF
Tie the ple of ihlnsle. tin. Iron. Ur tai CTTeI sd tU preprel rooflart Tor Sat tad
t twp rattuxt, roller. t.: -jr. etc !o !r. Tearerni 'oTtll ckafja. Eeuosabl la catt.
Sold on merit. Gatruitctd. It will ij to tk tcr prices ! InlorouUoa.
THE ELATKKITE JLiOOJTIIVO CO.,
Worcester Builtlinc. PORTLAIi'D
Must We Submit.
Are the people of this section aware'
that one-fourth the area of the sute of
Oregon is about to be tied np by forest
resertvf , asks'the Port Orford Tribune. I
The following are the proposed re-j
serves and their areas :
No. ofTps. Acres j
Walkway 29 66S.160
Joseph 14 322,500
La Grande 17 S01.6SO
Blue Mountain 1M 3,133,440 1
Morrow 15 345,800 j
Maury's Mountain 3 00,120 .
Warner Mountain 108 3,S24,fW0
Additions to Cascade... 26 599,010'
Hocue River 55 1,339,320;
Have you seen our line of
Jackets and Furs. We do
not claim to do all the busi
ness, what we want is the
pleasure of showing our line.
The Goods will do the rest.
We are confident that your
Jacket or Fur will be
H'OLLCNBERQ BROS., Phone 801.
Total i&i 10,000,500 j
Cascade 192 4,439,110'
Total.... C56 15,136,050
Area of the State 61,227,440
From these figures one can compre
hend what a vast area of the great state
of Oregon is about to be tied up in the
foolish proposition of forest reserves.
Every person living within the limits of
the 15,130,CS0 acres about to be unjustly
and foolishly ''reserve!," should stand
together for the common good and
use their united efforts to fight the
proposition through to a finish. Es
pecially should the people of Coos
aud Curry counties fight this unjust
measure to the bitter end. w hen one
half the timber area of this county is
tied up in a forest reserve, the people
may as won move out. ine mineral
awl timber resources of this county are
those on which its development depends
ton groat extent. These hills carry
upon their backs dense forests that for
many years to come conld supply many
large mills with timber from which the
finest lumber could be made. Within
their bosoms untold wealth is hidden
that is onlv awaiting the experienced
prospector with pick aud shovel, to un
earth, and capital to develop.
Heavily signed petitions remonstrat
ing against the creation of the reserve,
Of your life if you bu y a bueey, hack or road wagon before
m which nearly one-half ol tins county you lnspect our Stock of John Deere vehicles.
proper authorities and it is reasonably
expected that, at the proper time, a
vigorous protest will bo made by those
who represent tho people of this section
and who are in a position to make
We Are After
Suppose savs an exchange that every
time a newspaperman should hear some
ono criticise his paper heshould retaliate
bv holding up to the public gaze tho
faults and shortcomings of said fault-
fin.li.r. What whould bo the result?
Tim alitor does not know it all, but he
does not live in a community long with
out knowini! a whole lot moro than ho
Haven't missed a sale since car arrived.
spring goods ever brought to the county.
CHURCHILL & W00LLEY
Pratical WatchmaKer, Jeweler, Optician.
Tim miblic is hereby warned not to
trespass uiKinltho promises, not to hunt
for or shoot any kind of binl or animal
on tho Da Motta farm and pasture land
located east of-Roseburg under penalty
of tho law mado and provided.
M.T. DawEon, Prop,
Roseburg, Oregon, Aug. 18, 1903.
Watches, ClocKs, Jewelry
Diamonds and Silverware
FY. BENSON", A.C.MARSTER3. H.C.QAJJET,
Goats (or Sale.
Ahout 40 head of Angora goats for
sale, all young does, also some thorough
hrnd bucks. Correspondence solicited.
L. A. Marstebs,
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i m tiers ouk Biuvuwuuu, ou uuis b"
blockwood. D. S. K. Buic 48tf.
Douglas County Bank,
Km tu tolls tied I883. Incorporated 1901
Capital Stock $50,000.00.
BOARD OP DIRECTORS
F. W. BKXROtf , t. A. BOOTU J. II. BOOTH. J. T. BRIDGES
J. F. KELLY, A. C. MARSTERS K. L MILLSR.
A general banking business tranacted, and customers given arary
accommodation consistent with safe and conservative banking.
O Bank open from nine to twelve and from one to three.