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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1901.
FOR FiNE CONFECTIONERY
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. Prop.
FARMERS' CASH STORE,
E. A. WOOD & CO, Props
Staple ane Fanc Groceries. Highest Price paid
for country produce. Fresh bread daily Your
Patronage is respectfully solicited.
Private Free Delivery to Ail Parts of the City
OPP PASSENGER DAPOT
Mitcliell Farm Wagons
Surreys, Buggies, Hacks
Champion Binders, Mowers,
Reapers, Hay Rakes, Etc.
We can save you nione on anything in the Wagon or
Implement line. Give us a chance to figure with
you and you won't i egret it.
J. F. Barker & Co.,
Grocers, Phone 201
Hints to Housewives.
Half the battle in good cooking is to have good
And .to get them promptly when you order them. Call up
Phone No. 181 for good goods and good set-vice.
C. W. PARKS 81 GO.
HAVE VOI) VISITED
A Fine Line of
Prompt & Neat Repairing
Some Interesting Facts About Russia,
Japan and Korea.
Two anil n half times as largo aa tho
United Status ami Alaska.
Thirty thousand miles of coast lino,
half of it ice-bound.
Thirty-six thousand miles of railroad,
two thirds of it owned by tho government.
The United States has fifty-times as
many miles of telegraph and sends
fifteen times as much mail.
Tho United States has twenty-three
times as many factories.
One-twentieth as much coal produced
and one-sixth as much iron as in tho
Total exports, $300,000,000.
Next to the United States as a grain
Population in 1903, 141,000,000.
Kussiaus, l( per cent; roles, per
cent; Finns, 5 percent; Turco Tartars,
y per cent ; Jews, 3 per cent.
Average laborer gets one-quarter nB
much wages as in the United States.
Only ninety daily papers.
The empire includes 3000 islands,
stretching m-arly 2900 miles.
Area, 1(51.153 square miles as large
as the North Atlantic states.
Coal the chief wealth 9,000,000 tons
mined in 1901.
Textile production increased from
$9,000,000 worth in 1SS6 to fSo.000,000
The population in 1900, 44.S05.937.
Day laborers receive 20 cents a day ;
women servants, 54 conts a month ; men
servants, 11.36 a month ; women farm
laborers, $S.50; men farm laborers,
Four hundred and eighty daily papers.
The area is S2.000 square miles.
There are nine treaty ports.
Gold the great mineral wealth near
ly $3,000,000 worth exported annually.
The population is 17,000,000, includ
ing 25,000 Japanese, who control the
Education costs (165,000 and religious
The navy consists of twenty-five ad
mirals and one iron-built coal barge.
A LARGE LOT OF
At Marsters' Drug Store
A CAR LOAD OF
U L P H
t)f Superior Quality
Your. Ranches aal
Lands with me. : : :
S ' R. JOHNSON,
The British Slaughter.
I HAVE CASTE" CUSTOMERS OFI-'ICt" IN HaRK BLOCK.
AND CAN SELL ROSEDUKG, OR.
News from Thibet reports that the
British forces engaged the natives in
b.ittle and slew 400 of them came al
most like the proverbial thnnder-clap
out of a clear, sky says Progress.
The later dispatches giviog greater de
tail do not make the situation more
creditable to British arms and diplomacy
because of the fact that the Thibetans
were the attackers on their own territo-
and the question rather naturalh
arises as to what the British were doing
there with an armed force, they being
at peace with Thibet. The episode is in
teresting as another example of the be
nevolent spread of civilization and com
merce. The situation is futher compli
cated because of Russia's interest in
that direction and also because Thilet is
under the suzerainty of China. Russia
i simply too busy just now elsewhere
to pav attention to Thibet, a fact which
was seized upon by Great Britain to
sain a predominating interest there.
The whole episode is political. Both
Russia and England desire to control
Tiiibet. England has claimed that Thi
bet, by refusing trade privileges, return
ing official letters unopened and not re
specting boundary rights has put itself
in a position to he argued with, and
accordingly Col. Younghusband was dis
patched from India by Lord Curzon up
on what was called a "political mission"
to reason with the Grand Llama at
Lhassa. The strength of the armed es
cort under Col. Macdonald gave rise at
the; outset to the gravest suspicions re
garding the real character of this osten
sibly peaceful mission, which was given
mt to be for tho purposo of obtaining a
new convention witn ihibet and with
China as the suzerain power. Russia
iewed the expedition with concern and
ut-picion as being aimed at Russian in
fluence, and the British government has
lone all in its power to belittle and
keep quiet its plans in this direction.
.The Thibetans likewise distrust this
mission and Col. Younghusband has !
been ordered to pause at Gyangste and
submit to a parley before actually ad
vancing to ancient Lhassa which is one
hundred and sixty miles beyond. It
was at Guru, seventy-five miles from
Gyangete that he was attacked record
ing to the dispatches, by a vastly sup
erior force of Thibetans armeu witu
match locks and swords, upon whom,
in defence, were turnd rapid fire re
peaters and machine gun, mowing
them down liko sheep and calling tho
attention of the entire world to the fact
that in this secret plan of a peaceful
mission the uninvited guests of tho
Grand Llama intend to call upon him at
home whether he wishes to receiyo
them or not. England is much concern
ed at the result which has been precip
itated by the government's action and 1
in grave fear of complication with
Russia, while tho Russian press has
taken an extremely mild tone, at direct .
variance with its attitude previous to
the war with Japan. England has long
desired to establish a protectorate over J
Thibet and her plans now seem to bc'inj
a fair way to succeed. Ch na, tho
suzerain power, is not being considered
in this matter, but it is freely predicted
that the outcome will be tho recogni.ion
by Russia of England's protectorato in
Thibet, and the support of England to
UiiH-ia'H demand, in case of 'success
iigiiinst Japan, for the whole of Man
churia f'cth Manchuria and Thibet
being under Chinese suzerainty, the
t.tep ie ii concerted movement for fu'her
encroachment upon that empire and its
George C. Brownell was Elected Chairman of the
HARRIS WITHDREW BEFORE CONVENTION ASSEMBLED
Fonnd the Hermann Factkm Was too Strong for Him. Be Convention Passed
Resolatiwu Endorsing President Roosevelt's
Salem, Oregon, April 13. Special. The Congres
sional Convention for the first Congressional District
which convened here this morning was largely at
tended by delegates and visitors. Senator A. C. Mars
ters and Dr. K. L. Miller having arrived on Monday
and opened Hermann headquarters, the situation was
Binger's from the start.
The Convention assembled at 10 o'clock, and
Hon Geo. C. Brownell was elected chairman. The
Hermann faction was found to be a thing mightier
than Hon. L. T. Harris has counted upon and his
name was withdrawn before theconveution assembled,
and Hon. Binger Hermann was renominated be ac
President Theodore Roosevelt teceived the en
dorsement of the convention and the spirit of the reso
lutions was that his administration has been one em
inently gratif3'ing to every true republican, and
he is the only man to head the National ticket.
Salem, Or., April 13. Amid shouts
and cheering and strictly "in accord
ance with programme," as outlined
just before the hour set for the con-
tion by A. C. Marsters, of Douglas
County, and A. C. Woodcock, of Eu
gene, who was to have placed L. T.
Harris in nomination, seconded the
vention, Hon. Binger Hermann, of j nomination. Upon his motior; Mr.
Roseburg, was made the unanimous j Hermann was made the unanimous
choice of the Republican Congres-: choice of the .convention by acclama
sional Convention assembled here to-j tion and the greatest of harmony
day, as a candidate for Congress to 1 prevailed.
succeed himself from the First Con-' Geo. C. Brownell was chairman of
jthe Congressional Convention and
1 carried out the usual "Drommme''
placed in nomiha- tp the letter.
gressional district of Oregon.
Hermann was placed in nomina-
RUSSIANS LOOSE BIG.
Strikes Mine and Goes Down with 700 Officers and Men
Including MakarorfBig Battle in Progress.
St. Petersburg, April 13 While leaving the
harbor of Port Arthur to engage in a battle that is rag
ing between the Russians and the Japanese fleets, the
Russian battleship Petropavlovsk, flagship of the Port
Arthur fleet, struck a submerged mine and was blown
up and sunk. Four officers were saved. The lost num
ber about 700, including Vice Admiral Makaroff, com
mander of the fleet. One of ihe officers saved was
Grand Duke Cyril, who was slightly wounded. A
fierce naval battle is still in progress, the entire Rus
sian fleet being engaged against a Japanese fleet of 40
vessels The issue is as yet unknown.
St. Petersburg, April 13. (6:38 1 Japanese squadron was approaching.
P. M.) The following official dispatch
has been received here from Rear
Admiral Gi -jorovitch, the command
ant at Port Arthur, addressed to the
"Port Arthur, April 13 The Pe
tropavlovsk struck a mine, which blew
her up and she turned turtle. Uur
squadron was under Golden Hill. The
Vice-admiral Makaroff evidently was
lost. Grand Duke Cyril saved. He
was slightly injured. Captain Jack
ovsleff was saved, though severely in
jnred, as were five officers and 32
men, all more or less injured.
"The enemy's fleet has disappeared.
Rear-Admiral Prince Oukteemsky has
(Concluded on second page.)
HON. BINGER HERMANN
Who .':s nominated, yesterday, by the Republican Congres
sional Convention at Salem, to succeed himself in tho lower halls
Russia's Right In Manchuria.
D. V. Stevens, Counsellor to the Jap
anese Legation at Washington, claims
in Leslie's Monthly for April, that there
are, ol course, two standpoints from
which Russia's motives and actions in
the Far East may ho judged. She has
constructed railways through fertile re
gions, hitherto inaccessihle; built fine
towns, mills and factories, where before
nothing of the kind existed, and cstab
linhed orderly government where form
erly misrule prevailed. In doing these
things she has made enormous expendi
tures, thereby creating important inter
ests which sha has now a valid right to
protrct. Considering the methods by
which Russia gained a hold on Man
churia and the means she h:is taken to
(trengthen and perpetuate it ; consider
ing, aleo, the ulterior object her actions
have plainly shown the hae all the time
had in view, this argument, let me say
with all due respect, puts the cart be
fore the horfe. H is tho same aa if,
having obtained your permission to
ereci a building on your land for joint i
uso and benefit, and having bnilt a far j
more elaborate structure than was orig- j
inally planned. I claimed .exclusive own-!
erehip and control, not only of the build-'
ing and the land on which it stood, but
also of your adjoining property, because !
naq spent a great deal of monev in the
enterprise and Had succeeded in con
structing a very fino buildintr iml.f.1
The justice of snch a claim, could hardly
be admitted, and yet it differs in no
degree in principle from the claim set
up on Russia's behalf.
R. W- Pf
Lately with the vornmentPhica, and geoloieal purvey Jof Biaol,
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor
OfllceoverPostofEce. SOSEBUG. 0BGO. Correspondence soUdted
go to THE ROSELEAF for
PlND S7VYOKIERS' SUPPL'I ErS.
Jackson Street, - - pnhro-
i u n 3 h 1
nuaiLJBUittr jUNtt AND HIDE CO.
Pays the highest Cash Price for Hides,
Pelts, Furs, Wool, Tallow, Rubber,
Metals and Scrap Iron of all kinds
We also sell Second hand Furniture
of all kinds at Prices to suit the Times.
Russia and Japan.
Cnrna nf A -i L J Tl Ci t 11 .
swuiuw ui vah ami iohe ais. upp. umpire
No other great civilized nation is abl
to watch the nrozresa of tho nrar in mnt.
era Asia with such consciousness of ee- , Tc Yniif. SCu-O Has bad soelbi do it?
curily and ease as the people of!" OlUlli We haw . " '
the United States naturallv and curing roofs.
.-iu.. iu,c, aioiie, 11 is uni- -"ft-neiuu wnie us lor particulars sbont EUTERATT vnnvrvn t.
r twelve years experience
,ullCl ,i le um- -tr; nine a iqt particulars about ELATERATE EOOFIVG It
versally understood that national inter- S on over tin. corruSated iron, shakes, shingWor any other roofing material
est are not so endaneered that nartici-. 11 makes the best roof vou evir pw T n.-
--st are not so endangered that partici-
nstion in the struggle may become
unavoidable.- Cleveland Leader.
It is evident that Russia is determine,!
to nag China into an overt act. Indeed,
Russia is pursuing a course that makes
non-action by China an excuse for
violating neutrality. Chinese civil ad
ministration and sovreijcntv are over
Manchuria. As we have shown, our
last treaty with China recognizes this.
The administrative entity insisted upon
by Secretary Hay extends to the
province that Russia has been trying to
grab. San Francisco Call.
If the Jap is as brave as the Russian,
if he has a higher degree of intelligence
and more initiative, if the war is con-
fioed to a .region with which he is prob
ably a well acquaiuted as the Russian,
if his supply of war material is- adequate
and hig generals are as skilful as Euro
pean experts represent them to be, Gen
eral Kuropatkin will have his hands fuli
in driving the Mikado's armies back to
their islands. Both combatants seem
to be confident, but it is probable that,
with armies equally matched in num
bers, victory will be the portion of the
nation who?e soldiery excels in intelli
gence and initiative Baltimore Sun.
We have said this Russian action
simplifies matters. It does away with
all unceitainty concerning the status of
Niu-Chwang and of neutrals there. It
removes all uround for dispute as to the
riirhts of the Japanese, for, if the Rus-
sains have a right to do what they are
now doing, the Japanese have a right to
besiege, attack and conquer Niu-
Chwang, if they can, just as they
would Tort Artnur or Vladivostok. We
may add that it makes clear, too, the re
sults, if nJl the purpose, of Ru-j-ia's per
sistent and prolonged oci-upHiinn of the
place Had she fultille-l her promises
of vat ago nd withdrawn lrom Niu-
Chwang, that place might now be as
neutral as Tien-Tsin or Shanghai. But
she did not withdraw from it, and the
light of present conditions we must be
permitted to doubt if she ever intended
to do eo. New York Tribune.
u makes the best roof you ever saw. It never wears out.
TXIIi: ELATEKITE KOOFLNG CO.,
"Worcester BoUdiaz. PORTT.avq
Appalling Death List in India.
It was announced from Bombay on
March 29 that in one week the deaths
from bubonic pWue in all Tndia reached
the apmlling number ot 40 527, or equal
10 the wiping out uf an entire town
That the pl.tuue is iu-re.iii i .ltown
by ibe fact that thi i? 7.0 0 in exots of
the returns of the previous week Iu
ceruiu provinces the death list is reach
ing from 5,1)00 to 10.000 weekly. To
wards the close of last year tho British
government announced th.u it had
abandoned nil otlicial attempt to stamp
out tho plague. It was claimed that so
great an ignorance of sanitary measures
prevailed among the natives that it was
practically impo-biblo to make any head
way in face of their unconscious resist
ance. Huh is undoubtedly true, far
more true than any who have not lived
and struggled :nuin thefO people for
their eiilightmeut can realize. Still
further in addition to this t lit re is the
lielief that regardlews of sanitary precau
tions the plague cannot be conquered
because of the climate ami water supply
It is not probable that the British gov
ernment una entirely abandoned all ef
fort to promote tho health of the inter
ior, and thus leave to their fate through
ignornnco tho hundreds of thousands of
people who have been adopted against
their will, but this alarming increase
shows that tho cessation of active work
officially is now bearing its harvest of
Every day brings something now in Spring Goods.
VIOLE the latest thing in dress goods for suits
Skirts and Waists.
Also the "Cotton Crepe" we are the only ones in
the city who have imported this goods direct from
Japan. It comes in all colors arid will sell for 20cts
WOLLENBERG BROS., Phone 801.
Pratical WatchmaKer, Jeweler, Optician.
Watches, ClocKs, Jewelry
Diamonds and Silverware
F. W. BENSON.
Douglas County Bank,
Established I883. " Incorporated 1901
Capital Stock, $50,000.00. .
BOARD OP DIRECTORS
F. W. B EN SON . R. .V. BOOTH J. H. BOOTH. J. T. B RIDGES
I OS. M ONs, A. C. MA KSTKK3 K. L. MILLER.
A general banking business transacted, and customers given every
acommodntto-i consistent with safe and conservative banking.
Bank open from nine to twelve and from one to three.
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And sell everything at a low figure.' A big store full of just
what you need. All kinds of furniture. Buy, sell or exchange Har
ess, Saddles, P r an d Oak Wood, Buggies, Wagons, most anything
you want at tho Second Hand Store. 414 Jackson St, Roseburg.
414 JacKson Street
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to buy beautifully decorated porcelain dishes.
C. P. BAVIS
Successor to J. M. Fletcher
Near the Deoot I
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