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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1903.
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Hints to Housewives.
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And to get them promptly when 3'ou order them. Call up; leaders, but whose present officers
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Roseburg Real Estate Co,
Farm and Timber Land Bought and Sold
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents. Timber
Estimates a Specialty.
A LARGE LOT OF
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A CAR LOAD OF
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If you want to buy a farm
If you want furnished rooms
If you waut to buy a house
Tf vou want to rent a house
f you want to build
Tf vou want to move
If you don't know PAT
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ing public Our stocK is large and
embraces the latest and newest in
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Wood Novelties Cutlery Sporting Goods
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Russia Afrn!d of England.
If Russian diplomacy persists to
the point of war in the far East, it
will be in defiance of the most mature
counsel submitted to the czar by the
ablest politicions and soldiers in the
service of the government, who re
gard the risk as to great, in view of
the depth of Japanese feeling and the
strength of the machinery ready to
give that feeling terrible expression.
It is pointed out that public opinion
in the provinces is daily becoming
more outspoken, and that the demand
for full garrisons is correspondingly
Action by Britain in the event of
hostilities is also represented to his
majesty as a possibility that must be
taken into consideration. A member
of the peace party so active at pres
ent in Russian government circles said
"Observe the terms of the Anglo
Japanese treaty. They erect into a
principle of first-class importance the
political and territorial integrity of
China and Korea. Would Great Brit
ain suffer that principle to be over
borne without going to extremes?
"Witness also the appearance of
Sir Claude MacDonald, the British
minister, at a bellicose meeting of
Japanese graduates from the Cam
bridge and Oxford universities at!
Tokio, together with his astonishing
speech, wherein he lauded the mili
tary traditions of the yellow island
ers, and spoke of the momentous
crisis which might move Japan to add
further luster to its warlike record
"Consider, too, the attitude of the
commercial magnates of Eng
land, who are striving to render
nugatory Russian enterprise in Asia.
Go further and ask why the Brit
ish commissioners and soldiers are ex
, posed to the wintry desolation of the
Jeylepla pass, on the pretext of set-
tling trade accounts with Thibet.
i Have we not here abundant evidence l
of Britain's association with Japan
for purposes sufficiently close to give
; us pause?"
Dcspaiis of Clilim' 1-uturt.
v u ling rang, tne weii-Known ex- ,
rmnictor f n tha ITnifcwi Cfnfaa Aa-
TIT fri. i T Til
, , . , , ,
snairs of China's future. I sep no !
see no :
hope," he says, "for China,
tition of the empire sooner
or later :
is inevitable." He is disgusted with i
official life at Pekin, and proposes to j
resign his present position at the first j
The younger officials
discuss the 1
1 possibilities of an alliance between '
China and Japan, but the only j
j available Chinese troops are the 15,-'
j 000 Japanese-trained men
j Shi Kai (who was recently
i commander of the imperial army and
I navy), who might fight under foreign
Amendments to Land Laws.
Important amendments to the pub- j
lie land laws of the United States are
expected to follow the report to Con-1
gress of the commission recently ap
pointed by President Roosevelt, which
began consideration of the subject
last week. In connection with the
public lands evidence will be collected
relative to the administration of the
government forest reserves, and there
i3 a prospect that with the amend
ments of the laws relating to the pub
lic domain will come a more definite
and comprehensive policy relative to
the government forests.
The commission desires to ascertain
1 conditions as they exist in each sec
tion and will endeavor, as far as
possible, to comply with public
sentiment in this connection. The
purpose of the administration in creat
ing the commission was to secure the
enactment of laws which would pre
vent such frauds as have recently
been given publicity and to prevent
the exploitation of the timbered lands
that still remain in the hands of the
While it is not possible to predict,
with any degree -of accuracy, what
the conclusions of the commission wil
be, there is a belief that a middle
ground will be taken between the
views of thoso who favor the repeal
of the public lands and those who fa
vor only minor amendatory legisla
A Foolish Action.
The building of a Canadian armored
cruiser for the Great I-akes has caused
comment on the treaty supposed to re
strict such a movement. Under-SecrC'
tary of Suto Popo points out Uiat no
treaty exists between Great Britain and
the Unite ! States limiting the number
and armament of vessels to ho main
tained by the United Slates and Canada
on the Great Lakes. There is an agr
in en t to cease placing them after six
months notice by either country. Mr.
Pope doubts if it is binding.
FIRE IN THE IRQUOIS THEATRE
FIVE HUNDRED PERSONS IT IS ESTAMATED LOST
THEIR LIVES THERE YESTERDAY
Chicago, Dec. oO Fire in the
this afternoon caused appalling loss
o'clock GO bodies had been
inside had not" been accounted for.
Firemen and policemen say that inside the build
ing bodies were piled five deep. In nearly every in
stance the bodies were fearfully burned and the hair
singed to the scalp.
At 4:45 p. in. the fire was out.
At -1:45 p. in. Chief Musham, of the Fire Depart
ment, said that from personal investigation he be
lieved that there were fully 300 to 500 dead bodies in
the first balcoiry of the theater.
The firemen found at the head of the stairs lead
ing to the balcony a large number of people piled up
ix or oight feet high, so tangled together that the
policemen and firemen had to drag them out by main
The Chinese Treaty.
Ppeeial ami urgent instructions have
leen sent to Minister Conner at i'ekin
to bend every effort in the direction of
seciirinc an earlr aimmvjl bv the
Chinese government of the commerce
tre.ity ratified bv the rutted States
j Senate. The ticaty, now in the archives
oi the government, ha the MiMAtures
0 the social eommisMoners attached, to
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administration, however. does not rel-1
' ish the lilea oi a t clinical evasion osing
, resorted to in an effort t postpone the
i annlication of the treat' Utiii.
ijv its provisions time is given until
October S next in which the thud rati
axioa may be secured The most re-
' cent instructions to Mms-trr Conger aro
! designed to close the vr last avenue
to the Chinese givuramtnt, to that it
ill be impossible to ait ck the treaty
on any grounds. Avowedly it is the
purpose e United States to have
. 1 1 V. W.-'.T. IIVIIIIllKa V 11
bieak out between Japiin aud Kussia.
and 00k to the victor for a preservation
of treaty rights.
There is at present no doubt in the
minds of our government oinriuls that
there will be an outbreak between
Japan and Kussiu, unless one of the
n.ttions recedes from the position it has
taken, and there is no indication at
TliA tTiintf 1T1 ..IT.uT I.L.TW I.T-ullT.k
i this time of any such disposition. TI10
efforts of the United States will Ikj bent
nply in the direction of maintaining
anu securing go-xt treue privileges in
Manchuria in the event of n war. It
has been an open secret here for a long
time that Russia has interfered in the
negotiations toward this end. Minister
Conger's instructions are so couched
that he hud been given to under.-tand
that be must insist ujvon immediate
action by Ciiina.
Louisiana Asks Votes for Treaty.
The extra session cf the Louisiana
legislature last weeK adopted n con
current resolution requesting United
States Senators S. D. McEnery and M.
J. Foster to support the l'anauia canal
treaty as submitted by the President to
the United States Senate. In another
section of the resolution the governor
was railed upon to transmit to the sena
tors the wishes of the legislature. Sena
tor Thorpe called attention to the fact
that a senatorial caucus was Killed at
Washington, and that the Louisiana
.members, who attended the caucus.
jHt6uld probably be bound unless the
state legislature passed this resolution.
Senator Thorpe said tiio resolution had
the approval of both Senator Foster and
Senator McEnery, and that if it whb
passed the senators from Arkansas and
Mississippi would probably fall into
line with the senators from Louisiana.
New Forage Plant.
Tho Oregon Agriculturist says: Three
vears aco Prof. A. B. Leckenby saw
growing in tho made land near tho
Union Depot in Portland an unknown
variety of clover. Ho secured tho
plant and cultivated it. From tho
color of its blossom ho has named it
"blue clover." Tho plant has now been
tested in both Eastern and Westorn
Oregon and invos promise of proving a
forage plant of thy highest value. It
makes a heavy crop tho year it is plant
ed and tho food valuu of tho plant fo
stock is about the same as alfalfa. Mr
Leckenby believes tint it will fill the
place in Western Oregon which alfalfa
docs 111 the irrigated districts'. As it
was growing upon land where ballast
from incoming shipj had been dumped,
it uiis thought tho -eud might havu
come with tho liailasl irnm untie or
Hoinu other country Tiiu United Status
recovered and 200
the ireond page)
, Department of Agriculture has been
un-ilile to find the plant in Chile or eke-
where, and so far it is Known only as a
is I'neumonia iniecuous.
Giving to the unusual number of
i deaths in New York from pneumonia in
the let sis weeks a corps of physicians
: has Hii appointed by the Department
of II- 4.V.1 to make an investigation of
1'' uri tl the epidemic and their re-
. ... , .. '
p.rt -H beiu th? hands of Health Com
initsi-.i.-r LiUtrie in ti fo- days.
In :iit part week "72 fatal pneumonia
case? were recorded. That is the targert
mini tr ii deaths from the disease in
the !.!: ry of the city. The previous
week -S deaths oecured and it was then
tlu't thai cMxliti.ui would improve
When the !iseae first because preva
lent emly in November, the deaths were
largeiy c -ntim-d to the localities inhabit
ed by wirfcing ixxiple, but within l.e
Inst mo weeks there have been as in :nj
deaths proportionately am as tl
wealthier ci.ifees. Many physiei ns re
gard this as another evidence th.it pneu
monia is .111 infections disease.
Stat; Military B int.
On rieIty ti "Virnor Ch ;:nVr! mi
annou iced his appviutmeiit of ihc site
military lioard to succeed that one now
in existence, as follows: Judge-Advocate
General, Cecil II. Bauer, of Portland, to
succeed S. C. Spencer; Surgeon-General,
Dr. Charles Chamberlain, son of the
Governor, of t'ortland, to succeed Dr.
A. B. Gillis, of this city; Comtnission-ary-General,
A. Waddwell, of Portland,
to succeed D. M. Duune, and Inspector
General, Lieutenant Vcorhies, of Port
I' ml, to succeed Colonel James Jackson.
The oflice of Brigadier-General, which is
at present held by General Charles F.
Beele, is alrolislied under the law of 1903
1.1; January Smart Set.
Tne Smart Set for January, 1901
opens the new year with an issue that
even surpasses its predecessors in inten
sity and variety of interest and in liier
arv merit. The novolette, ''A Sister to
1 Husbands," by Caroline Duer, is a Mory
of 03ceptiona!cliarm, ingenious and di
tinctive, with brisk movement, abuml
ant interest, and a delightful social at
mosphere, in which the intricacies of
of many loves are traced to a final liuppi
In "Her Creditor,'' Emory Pottlo has
written a character study of singular
strength, whileCyrus Towusend Brady's
'The Wreck and tho Letters," is a nar
rative of real Iwauty, written around a
plot that is new. Other notable stories
are "Uncle Jim's Little Idea," an amus
iiu bit by Anna A. Rogers; "The House
of tho Brain," a psychological tragedy
by Churchill Williams, and "Tho im
possible Thing," a story bubbling with
fresh humor, by Eleanor A. Hallowell.
Among the other writers of excellent
fiction in this number aro Elizabeth
Knight Tompkins, Zoo Anderson Norrts
John Hegnaut Ellyson, Dutlicld Osborne
and 11. T. George.
Golett Burgess, Hayden Carrnth
Frank Roe Batcheldor, Mrs Wilson
Wood row and many more contribute
humor of many sorts, and all capital
while theio are verses of real worth from
Maurice Francis Egau, Clinton Scollard
Fanny Keiublo Johnson, Arthur Macy,
Mabel Earl, Willis Leonard Clanahan,
James Clarence Harvey, Virginia Wood
ward Cloud, Elsa Barker, Samuel Win
turn Peck, Charlotto Becker and others.
Tho magazino includes also a story in
French, by Mario Petite, and an account
of llio Japanese Gciahes, liv Jusou
From this lirst number of tho year,
the reader must nuizur for Thk Smart '
Si:Tcven more thun it: pant phenomenal
Meeting of Land Commission.
On Monday at Washington the pub
lic lands commission held a two hours'
session, at which Representative La
cey, chairman of the committee on
public lands, and Representative Mon
dell of Wyoming, chairman "of the
committee on delegation, was heard.
Mr. Lacey presented the argument
against the proposed repeal of the j
commutation clause of the homestead '
act, and supported it with data show
ing that there had been no decrease 1
in that class of entries, or that the
law was being violated bo as to cause
alarm. Ke argued further that the
land department had ample au
thority under the present laws to pre
vent frauds if the laws were properly
administered. Under the commuta
tion clause a person entering land
can pay for it at the expiration of
two years, after which it is not nec
essary for him to reside upon it for
the full term, as otherwise required.
Mr. Lacey argued that if this feature
of the law was repealed it would re
tard settlement of the country.
Representative Mondell also argued
against repeal of this clause for the
reason that funds for irrigation pur
poses are derived trom the sale of
public lands, and if settlement is re
tarded receipts from that source
would be diminished, and consequent-
Senator Clark of Montana and
others who were in the building at
the time on other business dropped in
casualiv to listen to the talks of the
representative. The commission will
continue its daily hearings each morn-
ing, for the purpose
OI ascer ainmg
the sentiment with regard to propos
ed changes in the land, stone and s
timber acts. It is acting under the i
direct personal supervision of Presi-,
dent Roosevelt, and it is expected j
both the chief executive and it is ex-:
pected both the chief executive and ;
the Congress will be guided more or
Jess bv the commission's conclusions.
A Soft Snap.
To close saloons and gambling
Erases by making it more profitable ,
jr their proprietors to engage in "
estimate business is the project to be
i lertaken by the New Command-'
fnent association of northern Indiana,
as organaed at Walkerton. The olan is '
to induce the owners of establish-
aints to transfer their energies to
other enterprises under a guaranty j
that the association will make up to i
taem any loss of income incurred j
while they are establishing them-j
selces, settlements to be made month- j
ly. If any man making such change
should be dissatisfied at the end of
the first year, he may return to his
Some Good Hay Com; of it.
It is unlikely that the Democrats
may adopt "reciprocity" as a prin
ciple. It would be very queer and
utterly illogical, but we expect such
things from the Democracy. Regard
less of the trumpet blast of our Demo
cratic contemporary of this city, the
Democratic patty in the House is
committed to "reciprocity' as a step
to Free-Trade. It would not be sur
prising if the next Democratic nation
al platform should "point with pride
to the record of their Congressmen
in voting for reciprocity with Cuba,
and "view with dismay" the acts of
the Republicans in refusing to make
similar trades with everybodv else.
Out of all this Cuban fight there will
come a clarifying of thought in the
public mind which shall more firmly
establish the Republicans in their
rightful position as the protectors of
American industry and relegate to
the Democrats their natural o'Fice as
its destroyers San Francisco Chroni
cle. RECTOR OF ST. LUKE'S.
Ashburnham, Ontario, Testifies to the
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day before Easter I was so distressed
with n cold and cough that I did not
think to bo able to take any duties the
next day, ns my voice was almost choked
by tho cough. Tho same day I received
nn order from you for a bottle of your
Cough Remedy. I at once procured a
pamplo bottlo, and took about three
doses of tho medicine. To my great re
lief tho cough and cold had completely
disappeared and I was able to preach
three times Easter day. 1 know that
this rapid and effective cure was duo to
your cough remedy. I make this testi
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E. A. LANGFEI.DT, M. A.,
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