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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1904.
MAD PI A M C FOR fiNE CONFECTIONERY
lVIi and ICE CREAM PARLORS
Fruits, Candies, Cakes, Pies,
Doughnuts and Fresh Bread Daily
Portland Journal Agency. Hendrick's Block, Opp. Depot
1. J.NORHAN & Co. Prop.
FARMERS' CASH STORE,
If. A. WOOD & CO, Props
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
OPP PASSENGER DAPOT
2 CAR LOADS 2
Mitchell Farm Wagons
Surreys, Buggies, Hacks
Champion Binders, Mowers,
Reapers, Hay Rakes, Etc.
We can save 3'ou money cu an thing in the Wagon or
Implement line. Give us a ehauce to figure with
Russians Work Night and Oxy.
you and you won't ngret it.
J. F. Barker & Co.,
Gi ocers, Phone 201
Hints to Housewives.
Half the battle in good cooking is tc have good
And to get them promptly when 'ou order them. Call up
Phone No. i8r for good goods and good service.
C. W. PARKS & CO.
CUT THIS OUT I
and present it at Lewis' Phot02raph Gallery and it will entitle you to
ONE AND ONE-HALF DOZEN pho'os at the price of one dozen. This
will apply on any size and style of picture we make. We guarantee satis
faction on all our work or money refunded. This offer holds good until
Aueust let. T"Bring this adv. with you in order to secure the benefit
of this offer.
H. 0. Lewis' Photo Gallery
Corner Cass and
A LARGE LOT OF
At Marsters' Drug Store
A CAR LOAD OF
Of Superior Quality
Niu Chwang, June 13 (6 a. ns.)
A Chinaman who was smuggled by
the Japanese into Port Arthur to act
as a spy and escapped from there
seven days ago, was arrested at Niu
Chwang last night. He told a cor
respondent of the Associated Press
that the Russians were working a
large force of men day and night re
pairing the warships. They expect
that the work will be completed in a
fortnight. Four cruisers under Gol
den Hill (at the entrance of Port
Arthur, have their guns trained land
ward, to assist in repulsing a land at
tack. The channel is partly cleared,
but Admiral Togo's blockade is ef
fective. The spy estimates the total strength
of the Russian forces, including the
sailors, at less than 30,000 men. There
are many sick and wounded.
There is food sufficient for two
months. All the Chinese foodstuff
has been seized by the authorities.
Two armored trains, on board of
which are mounted guns, landed from
the Russian battleship Retvizan re
cently, ran to a point near the Japa
nese lines and opened fire. The Japa
nese replied, and their shells badly
damaged the train, though it managed
to return to the Russian linas.
The stern of the sunken battleship
Petropavlovsk is visible below low
The Russians at Port Arthur are
gloomy, though hoping that General
tvuropatkin will send an army south
to assist the garrison of Port Arthur.
Admiral Togo is stopping many na
tive boats attempting to land food
stuffs near Port Arthur. Forty-two
junks from Chow Foo.
The Chinese guilds are petitioning
Lieutenant-General Stoessel, the com
mander of the Russian military forces
at Port Arthur, to permit their mem
bers to leave.
A flourmill belonging to Chi Feng
Tai, the richest Chinaman in Port
Arthur, is grinding wheat bought in
Seattle in a French ship, which is
still at Port Arthur.
An enormous amount of damage
was done to the new town by the
The Rus30-Chinese Bank is totally
The coal supply at Port Arthur is
low. It is estimate! at only 2400
tons of Cardiff and 3000 tons of
RUSSIANS LOOSE S00 BY AMBUSH.
Niu Chwang 13 It is reported
here that the Russians have suffered
a severe refeat as the result of being
ambused at Publiention, in the rear of
Port Arthur. According to the re
port, the Japanese first attacked the
Russians and then drew the latter on
a feigned retreat. The Russians fell
into the trap and are said to have
ost S00 killed and wounded. The
remaining body of Russians retired to
20 KILLED, 9 WOUNDED BY EXPLOSION
Tokio, June 14. It is officially an-
nouced here that the transport Tai
Hoka Mara was damaged by the ex
plosion of a mine in the entrance to
Port Arthur yesterday. One officer
and nineteen men were killed and two
officers and seven men were wounded
The damage to the ship is unimport
GEN. STOESSEL LOOSES A LEG.
St. Petersburg, June 14. An un
detailed report has reached here that
a naval battle was fought outside of
Port Arthur on June 10th. The re
port adds that Gen. Stoessel, com
manding the Russian transport at
Port Arthur, was wounded in one of
his legs and it was necessary to am
putate the limb at the thigh.
NAVAL BATTLE REPORTED.
St. Petersburg, June 13. It is
reported in naval circles this morning
that a fierce naval battle has taken
place off the entrance to Port Arthur
harbor, in which the battleship Ret
vizan and the cruiser Bayan were so
badly damaged that they had to be
beached to prevent their sinking.
The Japanese are reported to have
lost four ships during the encounter,
but whether they were sunk or simply
so badly damaged that they were
compelled to abandon them is not
I let Your Ranciies anA Timber
113 1 Lands with me. : : : :
I HAVE EASTERN CUSTOMERS
AND CAN SELL
R. R. JOHNSON,
OFFICE IN MARKS BLOCK,
Two infernal machines wore found
concealed in tobacco boxes in the
Tsarskae Selo Palace near St. Peters
burg, Saturday, where the Czar and
his family reside. One of the boxes
was found in the dining-saloon, to
which room the imperial ramily were
shortly to enter for the evening meal
and the other in the audience
chamber. The machinery in bot
boxes was working, and would have
exploded them within half an hour,
Had the machines not been found
in time it is probable that the entire
palaco would have been wrecked,
and all its inmates killed.
TO CONTROL OUTPUT
GIGANTIC MINERAL TRUST WITH
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IS AT THE HEAD AND SEN
ATOR W. A. CLARKE WILL FICURE
IN THE DEAL.
Replacing Steam Locomotives.
New York, June 14 Announcements will be
made soon of a gigantic new combination of capital in
the United States and Europe. Nothing less than the
amalgamation of all the valuable mines of America.
The man who will consummate the stupendous trans
action is John D. Rockefeller. The corporation under
which the big mining interests will be merged will
have a par capital of $2,500,000,000. It will control
absolutely the mineral output of the United States ex
cept, perhaps, the Calumet & Hecla copper mine of
Within the last 10 days Rockefeller has taken up
personally the task whiih had been left to his br ther
Wi l'am, and t IT. H. Rogeis, who have been con
spicuously ii'eutifi. d with the mineral interests of the
Standard Oil Compaii'. For 10 ytars the Standard
Oil millionaires have been acquiring the mines of
America through their banking interests.
In Colorado the First National Bank of Denver
paid out many millions in the last six years for produc
ing miues, and coutrols 70 per cent of the produciug
gold, silver and lead mines of the Rocky Mountains.
In California the Western mine-owning combination
controlled by Haggin and affiliated interests has been
ready for some time to enter into arrangements
with Rockefeller for a general combination.
Senator Clark, owner ot the United Verde copper
mines, of Arizona, aud with large holding in many
Amalgamated Copper Company's mines in Montana,
has been working with Rogers for several years. All
the gold mines in Southern California are read' to
F. A. Heinze, who has given the Standard Oil
copper interests in Montana so muih trouble has been
in this city for several weeks negotiating direct with
Rockefeller for turning over of his interests in Mon
tana to the new combination.
Senator Kearns, of Utah, has only recently sold
Rockefeller his valuable mines for over $1,000,000.
In Idaho the Standard Oil Company has con
trolled the produciug mines for some years.
In New Mexico the lea4 mines passed into their
control. Theie are few mining districts in America
.where Rockefeller is not dominant.
In working out the deal Rockefeller hopes to secure
from the United States government a corpse of engi
neers to give to the public a rep rt on the actual val
ue of the properties to be consolidated. Senator Elk
ins says he has no doubt that, by Jauuary 1, 1905,
Rockefeller will make th final move in a loug
Dennis Ryan, of St. Paul, is in the city, and has
been the means of selling to Rockefeller within the
past week, a group of gold and copper mining proper
ties in Washington and Southern British Columbia.
When asked about Rockefeller's proposed combina
tion he said:
"I don't know very much about it, except when
he gets things working and in shape and springs it on
the public it will take the people's breath away.
When he discloses what he controls he will make the
mining speculators of the world wonder whether they
have been awake or asleep the last 10 years."
FOREIGN LOWER CLASSES
COMING BY THOUSANDS
New York, June 14. So great is the number of
immigrants expected to arrive this week that the El
lis Island authorities believe it will be necessary to
erect tents on the island. The great and unprecedent
ed influx is due to the $io-rate from London which
was inaugurated last week.
While many of the immigrants are worthy and
will make desirable citizens, there are thousands of
others who are anything but desirable.
Owing to the action taken by many foreign so
cieties against emigration from their shores of desira
ble citizens, there arc but few of the customary groups
of Irish, Swedish and Finnish families in the throngs
of immigrants that are now being landed.
Russian Jews, many Poles, a few Assyriaus and
Turks add variety to what would otherwise be an im
mense concourse of lower class Italians. The Ellis
Island entry book shows that in the first three months
of this year there were 17,510 Italians passed through
the gates as against 5,037 Germans.
After a long delay and much ex
perimenting the New York Central
Railroad has taken the first leal step
in this country towards replacing
steam locomotives by electric. It ia
now having built an electric locomo
tive which is designed to haul passen
ger trains at the speed of seventy
five miles an hour. This new loco
motive will develop 2,200 horsepower
at normal rating and 2,800 horse
power at maximum rating. For com
parison, it may be said that the pres
ent large Atlantic type of steam lo
comotives which haul the Empire
State Express and the Twentieth Ce&
tury Limited have an indicated horse
power of 1,500 when running at a
speed of sixty miles an hour. The
electric locomotive will be a double
ender, running equally well in either
direction. It will have four motors,
each of 550 horsepower at normal
rating. The total weight of one of
these locomotives, of which between
thirty and fifty have been ordered,
will be 190,000 pounds, or 85 tons.
Each of the driving wheels, of which
there are eight, arranged in four
pairs, will carry a weight of 17,000
pounds. This weight has been fre
quently exceeded in steam locomo
tives without counting the strain of
the thrusts of the reciprocating parts.
n the electric locomotive there is a
perfect rotative balance, and it does
not require any counterbalancing.
he length of the new electric loco
motive will be 37 feet over all, of
which the rigid wheel base will occu
py 13 feet. The total wheel base be
ing 27 feet. The journal boxes and
axles of the four pairs of motor
wheels will have sufficient lateral play
to enable the locomotive to pass easi
ly around curves of 230 feet radius.
The diameter of the driving wheels is
44 inches, and of the pony truck
wheels 36 inches.
Brigbam Young's Shrewdness.
Cleans and Polishes at One Operation
Renews Original Varnish Lustre of Furniture
You will never know how good the old furniture caa
be made to look until you use Tho Shervm-Wiliitimt
It cleans and polishes at the same time, briagias;
out the original varnish lustre of the article.
No trouble to use anyone can apply it.
No better poKh made for pteaos. Dooea't rust tfae
trtegs. Try a cms. Get & from u.
CHURCHILL & WOOLLEY
ROSEBURG. - - - OREGON
R W- PENN.
Lately with the govornniiafraphicil an I it. Mioses! Wveyrof Brasfl
Sooth America.) '
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor
Offlce over Postoffiee. ROSEBURG. ORHGOH. rs,,j-
Whatever else may be said of Brig-
ham Young, he was a great general,
a magnetic leader of crude though
undeniable power, and a shrewd law
giver, writes Ray Stannard Baker in
the Century. We may scout the idea
that he was in truth a divine prophet,
but we may scarcely deny him a large
gift of the prophetic imagination.
He was, perhaps, the grossest mate
rialist of his time, but he got results.
Though men of American blood had
never before attempted irrigation
farming on a large scale, though the
possibilities of the arid country were
then undreamed, though the obsta
cles of great distance from supply
centers, of dangers from the Indians
and from famine, were seemingly in
surmountable, Brigham Young saw
with the eye of imagination an em
pire in the midst of the Great Desert,
and such confidence did he place in
his visions that his faith bore up and
inspired all his people. Natural pow
er is not so common in the world that
we can afford to refuse it recogni
tion, even when its exercise is not ac
companied by glaring abuses.
The matchless bravado of the
dreamer! Before his followers had
enough to eat, before they knew
whether tbey would ever see another
spring Young was sending out ex
plorers and scouts to bring reports
concerning more distant valleys, al
ready planning for the extension of
the Mormon empire far beyond the
valley where the first settlements were
made, now Salt Lake City.
Every move made by Young was
characterized by a sort of diabolical
shrewdness. He first reached out
with covetous hands to secure control
of all the water within a hundred
miles or more of Great Salt Lake,
knowing that this would give him ab
solute command of all the arable land,
make him supreme dictator of the
routes of travel and of the sources
of food-supply a power of no mean
magnitude at a time when supply-
points were a thousand mile3 distant
and freight a dollar a pound or more.
When a woman has reached the
age of forty-two in Japan, and is un
married, the authorities pick out a
husband for her, and compel them to
marry. This plan reduces the num
ber of old maids, but forces many
men to suicide.
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 and will sell for 20cta
WOLLENBERG BROS., Phone 801.
Pratical Watchmaker, Jeweler, Optiriaa.
Watches, ClocKs, Jewelry
Diamonds and Silverware
F. W. BKNSON,
Douglas County Bank,
Eotabllnhcd I883. Incorporate! loot
Capital Stock, $50,000.00
BOARD OP DIRECTORS
r. W. BENSON. R, A. BOOTH J. H. BOOTH, J. T. BRIDGES
JOS. LIONS, A..C.JMBSTKK3 I.I.10U1S.
A general banking business transacted, and customers giraa every
accommodation consistent with safe and conserratiTO banldiiR. '
Bank open from nine to twelve and from one to three.
Mount Nebo Dairy
W. S. WRIGHT & SON, Prop
solicits the patronage of the citizens of Roseburg.
A specialty is made of pnre milk fresh from; the
cows every morning and evening.
Please leave orders at M.DeVaney's Restaurant
or drop a postal card in the post-office.
All orders promptly attended to. 38-im
Take good care of the willow bas
kets. Because they mostly come
from Russia, and if tho war keeps up,
the manufacture of the baskets wil
necessarily fall off and prices will go
higher. The Osier willow, from which
they are made, has been worked by
the Russian peasant for centuries and
was formerly the material of which
they made all their houses. The
method of cutting, peeling, twisting
and manipulating the withes is hand
ed down from father to son.
Is now prepared to do all kinds of machinist work,
snch as turning, milling, drilling, grinding, buff
ing and polishing. Saws gummed, knives ground;
shears ground, clippers ground on John Van Ben
schaten clipper grinder.