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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON,
LOSS HEAVY BUT OVERESTIMATED.
CRATER LAKE PARK
ERA OF GOOD TIMES.
A RUSSIAN VICE ADMIRAL
Now Placed at Fully 10,000 Jap Cruiser Sunk
London, Aug. 3. The list of casualties incurred
by the Russians aud Japanese in the present envelop
ment movement in Manchuria, says the Times mili
tary correspondent, since June 15, with the battle of
Vafangow included, the losses of the two forces have
been more than 10,000 killed and wounded, but not
20,000 as at first reported.
The Russian losses are . the heaviest, approximat
ing 5,600 known killed and wounded.
A Liao Yang dispatch dated Tuesday says that
Sunda at Kukiatz, northwest of Liao Yang, the Rus
sians encountered a superior force of Japanese and af
ter a hard fight were driven. back with a loss of nearly
The dispatch adds that notwithstanding their re
verses the Russian soldiers continue to show the same
dogged detei mined spirit aud in ail cases fight until
overwhelmed, when the'' reti-e in compact masses, de
fending their retreats vigorously.
A dispatch frm Rome toda- tells of the receipt
there of news of the sinking of the Japanese cruiser
NICHOLAS RECEIVES ALARMING NEWS.
St. Petersburg, Aug 3. 5:45 p m The corre
spondent of the Associated Press hears that Emperor
Nicholas has just received a telegram at Pcterhof con
taining alarming news. It is alsoreported that Vice
roy Alexieff, who had gone to Harbin on his way to
Vladivostok, returned to Liao Yang yesterday aud
conferred with General Kuropatkiu regarding the sit
uation. RUSSIANS RETREAT.
Hai Cheng, Aug. 2. In consequence of the des
perate fighting of the last few da-s aud the Japanese
turning movement, the Russians have been compelled
to evacuate Hai Cheng and fall back on Anshanhan.
Superintendent Arant Constructing
New Road and Improving
W. F. Arant, superintendent of Crater
Lake National Park, was in the city Fri
day, says the K antath Falte Republican.
Ho says that ho has a crew at work im
proving the old roads, and would start
work completing the new road, through
the park to tho lake, the first of the
week. This piece of road is tlvo miles
long, two of which are already built, and
the remaining three miles will be com
pleted this fall. Tho old road went
nenrlv straight up the mountain and
j was almost impassable, but on the now
! road, which is very little, if any, longer,
a ten per cent, grade being the steopest
incline. This will mane it a very easy
drive from the Fort. Mr. Arant stated
that considerable work had to Ins done
repairing bridges, as ho found that big
log stringers nearly two feet in diameter
used in some of the bridges, had been
broken by the weight of tho snow dur
ing tho winter. In some places the snow
was over 20 feet deep, and after the rains
when this becomes saturated with wat
r, the weight is something immense.
Tho snows are fast melting, and the
roads getting in pretty fair h!i;ik.'.
Large numbers of tourists are now go
ing to and coming from the lake. 1 he
best time, savs Mr. Arant, to visit the
Crater I-ake is between August 10th and
TO START GRADING WITHIN NEXT THIRTY DAYS.
Grading on the branch line from Arlington to
Condon, a distance of about 50 miles, will be com
menced before the end of the present month.
Every man necessarr for the completion of this
road as speedily as possible will be put on.
There will be no delay in its construction.
The road will be completed and in operation br
the end of this year. Statement E. E. Calvin, Gener
al Manager O. R. & N,
R. W. FENN . . U. S. Deputy . . I
" 3 Mineral Surveyor
Civil Engineer &
Lately with the govern- L Qffl Poetoffice.
inent geograpDical and ,
geologiealiurvey ofBra- ROSEBURG, OREGON,
zii, South America . . . Correspondence solicited
YOUR HOME I"
Nothing will add so much to the appearance and at
tractiveness cf your home as a new coat of Paint, and
the COST will be SMALL if you buy your Paints and
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MARSTERS' DRUG STORE
SPECIAL SALE OF
we will sell all odd pairs of lace curtains
in our store at cost, and will give ten per
cent reduction on all other lace curtains.
i All Remnants of Carpets at Cost Until Aug. 15
Get your rugs, and small rooms covered
now at small expense i : : : ; : :
New Hops at Twenty-Rve Cents.
Salem Statesman: The hop market
seems to be stirring in anticipation of
the new market, and it is likely that
the new crop will find a strong market
well above what is now offered. Krebs
Biw. have set a new standard for the
1904 crop by contracting for 100 ba'es
from Catlin & Linn for 22 cents per
pouitd, of prime grade, for September
delivery. Sea ey Bros, of Eugene, sold
to Meeff Bros , of Washington. 300
bales of hops of the 1S04 crop for 21 cents
0REG0NIANS WIN PRIZES.
J. H. Younce, of Dillard, amonf
the Lucky Ones. Woman
THE FURNITURE MAN
Toledo, O., July 31. Probably no one
wag more surprised than was Mrs. Her
bert Tetlow, Washingtonville, Ohio,
when the postmaster delivered to hor an
envelope containing a certified check
for $2,600 00, sigced by the Woolson
Spice Company of Toledo, Ohio.
This pood fortune is the result of an
estimate made by Mrs. Tetlow in ac
cordance with tiie Lion Coffee premium
offer to tlo?e coming the nearest to esti
mating the 4th of July attendance at
the World's Fair.
The total aid attendance at the
St. Louis Exposition on July 4th was
As Mrs. Tetlow's estimate was exact
ly correct, she was given first reward
Mrs. Tetlow sent in only six estimates
M. K. Haseinger, Lamona, Fa., re
ceived the second prize of f 1,000.00. E
B Roseboom, Fraukfort, O., and James
Aslieroft, Raleigh, X. C, each received
$-500 00 prizes. In all, 2139 prizes,
amounting to $20,000.00, were awarded.
Throughout the last six months Wool
son Sp ce Company has been publishing
in the leading newspapers of America
an offer of $50,000.00 in cash prizes
Tiie $20,000.00 just awarded is in their
World's Fair Contest. Another $20,-
1 000.00 will be given in the same way to
, those who make the best estimates of
j the total Presidential vote to be cast
j next November. This contest is awa
i kening great interest throughout the
' country, and Lion Head trade-marks
are being eagerly sought alter, some
perfons offering to pay as much as five
cents apiece for them.
The progressive methods of advertis
ing and prodt-sharing adopted by tho
Lion Coffee people are sure to add to the
popularity of this already well-known
and widely told product.
The following people of Oregon won
prizes in amounts given:
Geo. Schantin, Cleone, Or 139,530
Frank Thrasher, Corvallis, Or.. .140,218
J. H. Younce, Dillard, Or . .139,247
BernharJ Baer, Baker City, Or..l40,3f5
BEZOBRAZOFP, TIIE "VLADIVOSTOK RAIDER,"
Vice Admiral Urtnbraintf ia now pent-rally n-f'in-U Ut an tli? "VIaditotok raider,"
becnuse of Lis success in making ortica uitla tfit VUiliTmtnk ujuuilrou against Japanese
transports and merchantman. ThU itort of wsrf.nn- iIom not involrr a great deal of cour
age, but it doea mjmn ability to time tho raidi that the Jaune tfrt may not iutT
cept him. For that reaaon HrlobraioiT n now the mmt generally accl.timttl.liun in RuiuU.
THE OREGON DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE.
Organized at Portland Tuesday of this Week
Many Delegates Present.
Barber Law Constitutional.
OFFICERS OF THE LEAGUE.
President E. L. Smith, of Hood
Vice-presidents F. J. Blakely,
of Roieburg; J. G. Graham, of
Salem ; A Bennett, of Irrigon; J.
H. Aitkin, Huntington; J. Q. A.
Bowlby, of Astoria.
Secretary and treasurer Tom
Richardson, of Portland.
Portland, Aug. 2. The opening of
the Oregon Development League con
vention this morning was the signal for
cold-blooded enthusiasm of the order
which foretold a determination to do
something for the upbuilding of the
state at large. The parliamentary con
duct of the body denoted the firm reso
lution on the part of the assembled dele
gates to proceed to the great work be
fore them on a stern business Imms, and
no time was lost in starting to work the
parliamentary machinery of a body of
representatives that is destined to go
down in the commercial annals of the
great Western commonwealth.
The procedure was signal from start
till the convention adjourned at noon.
H. M. Cake, president of the Portland
Commercial Club, sounded the call for
order with a gavel whose polished sur
face was tnrned out of the first Royal
Anne cherry tree planted in the state of
Oregon, and this was in the town of
Milwaukie in the fall of 1S1". It was
presented to Mr. Cake by George Himes
assistant secretary of the Oregon His
torical Society, and thus with a pre
served remnant of Oregon's earliest hor
ticultural effort was called to order the
Development League Convention of
Oregon, August 2, 1901.
Following this election as temporary
chairman of the convention Mr. Cake
delivered a short address on the pur
pose of the gathering, which was in part
as follows :
iu. cake's address.
"This is the most important repre
sentative gathering in the history of
Oregon. Each individual Here is pres
ent for the purpose of working for the
upbuilding of the State of Oregon. It is
an important mission which calls you
here, and to the end that there bo bar
mony all through the convention I will
briefly state tho objects of this move
ment. The objects are to bring all por
tions of the state together in a co-opera
live movement for tho advancement of
the state. Heretofore- the Inland Em
trre has been working by itself. The
Willamette Valley has been doing the
same, i'oriianii lias uono tne same.
Hence, tho object of tho enterprise
which is about to be launched hero to
day is to bind together all the individ
ual resources of the stato by collecting
facts and statistics of all these resource's
and thus, through a central body, ' ex
ploit to the world at largo tho greatness
of Oregon, her climate and her soil."
tecretary-treasurer this morning the
Oregon Development league was fairly
launched, aud the session that followed
was crowded with business. The fea
tures differing from yesterday's gath
ering were that there were a num
ber of new delegates who arrived
last evening, and there was an increased
earnestness in the faces of all when the
business of today's meeting was taken
The forenoon session was ojened with
a selection by the Roval Italian band,
which was encored.
Permanent organization was immedi
ately taken up and the committee's re
port was called for by Chairman Cake.
The committee report named the above
officers and provided "that annual meet
ings of the league shall be held the sec
ond Tuesday in September of each year.
that meetings may be called atanv time
by the president and secretary and rec
ommended that a special meeting be
held in Portland, Or., in March, 1TO5.'
It is also provided "that each city
town and community organize its own
local league, business club, or other sim
ilar organization, or select one of its ex
isting clubs or organizations, which shall
become a mem'njr of the state league
upon the payment of $3, in return foe
which membership fee each local organi
zation shall receive from the secretary
1,000 handsome letterheads and envel
opes, the same design to be used bv the
state league and all of its members."
The convention then unanimously
adopted the committee's report and Mr.
Cake introduced the new president, E
Some Striking Figures From the
Latest Report of Controller of
Washington, July 31. When the re
sources of tho National banks of a great
country increase more than 02 per cent,
when the individual deosita in those
banks double themselves, and there is a
growth of more than J9 per cent in their
capitalization, and all this takes place
in seven years, it must be set down as
an incontrovertible fact that that coun
try is enjoying- an era of phenomonal
prosperity. This is exactly what has
Impelled in tho United States in the
seven years the Republicans have had
undisputed control of the Government,
While commercial and postal statis
tics give an excellent idea of business
conditions, there is no better index of a
Nation's growth than bank reports.
These reports are based on facts and
figures, which cannot be manipulated
for effect. Thev speak for themselves.
A comparison of the report of the con
dition of National banks on .March 0.
1897, five days after licKiuley's inaugu
ration, with the latest report made to
Controller Ridgely on June 9, 1904 dis
closes abundant evidence' of a condition
of exceptional prosperity and commir-l
cial development. The one report re
flects a general lack of confidence, a
scarcity of money, and a general fear ;
the other bears evidence of the
A FATAL ACCIDENT AT SAGINAW.
Lafe Parazoo of Roseburg Struck on Head by
Falling Snag and Killed.
Saginaw, Aug. 3. LafeJ. Parazoo, an employe
of the Booth-Kelly Lumber Co. at their logging camp
near the mill five miles east of Saginaw, while a ngagerT
in cutting down a dead snag yesterday afternoon',,
about three o'clock, was struck on the head by a piece
of the top of the snag which broke off, resulting in
injuries from which he died about 50 o'clock last
Young Parazoo's skull was crushed and he never
regalntd consciousness after the accident.
The young man was aged about 25 years and' was.
single. His home is at Roseburg, but his parents
were at Saginaw at the time of his death. He was a
steady and hard working young man, and had many
friends among the employes of the Booth-Kelly com
pan'. -The remains were brought to Roseburg Wednes- -day
night for burial, funeral services being held at the
Catholic church, Thursday morning, interment in the
Catholic cemetery. Ed.
abundance ol monev. ot the erowme!
confidence of depositors, and the confi-' POPT APTHIII? nflHMFn T( nCCTDITfTIAlf .
dence of the hanks themselves which J" . .h.wm. isviiUlV IV UUJ 1 fVUl1 1U11
are today loaning vast sums. I ....
On March 9, 1SU7, seven years ago,
the total capital stock of the 3634 Na-
tional banks then in existence was CI2,-!
424,1115, while on June 9, last the 5331 I
banks of the country had an aggregate
capitalization amounting to f 707.376.14S !
an increase of $124,953,953. In 1S97 the '
surplus fund aggregated $247,130,031;'
at the date of last report it hail grown
to $3S9,W7,32S, au increase of $142,217,-1
BIDS FOR NEW QUARTERS.
Post Office Department Seeks More
Postmaster W. A. Frater posted a
notice in the Roseburg postolSce Mon
day which reads as follows and is srlf
B1IXS ACE WANTED.
Sa!ed p-oposals will bo received by
the undersigned until August 20, 1901,
to lease premised centrally located, for
postotike purposes at Kosebarg, Ore.,
under a five or ten year lease.
Proposals to include the furnishing of
a complete new equipment of lock-boxes,
furniture and fixtures, including rural
and free delivery furniture, heat, libt,
water and a tire or burglar proof safe or
Full particulars and blank proposals
can be obtained from the postmaster.
11. B. HALL.
Asst. Supt. Salary and Allowance
Division P. O. Dept., Los Angeles, Cal
Chefoo, Aug. 3. It is reported that the fighting
north of the city of Port Arthur occurred at Wolf
Hill, and was sanguinary, resulting in the repulse of
the Japanse. This hill is situated near the railroad
and eight trains. were kept busy bringing the wounded
soldiers into the city. The wounded men from the
east forts reached Port Arthur in all kinds of vehicles,
inauy, however, coming afoot, dragging shattered
The Russians unite in declaring that the fortress
es will never fall, but they expect that scarcely a build
ing will be left in the city, where now there is scarce-13-
a whole pane of glass.
The forts at Port Arthur bristle with guns, in
cluding many of eight-inch caliber, but the naval artil
lerymen are alleged to have inflicted the heaviest loss
on the Japanese. . .
The Japanese, while repulsed, have by no means
been beaten, and a renewal ot the fighting is expected.
The Japanese are now occupying the outpost
trenches which they captured from the Russians.
President Smith in taking the chair
made a vigorous speech. lie deplored
the lack'of railway facilities that Oregon
still labors under, and pointed to the
fact that the traveler who would reach
the Klamath basin must still come to
by way of San Francisco. He declared
that the prime necessities of the state to
day are. railway facilities and irrigation,
and urged the league to put forth every
effort in those directions.
Henry Uahn, of Portland chamber of
commerce, offered tho following resolu
tion which was unanmously adopted:
salem, ur., Aug. nio supremo
court yesterday reversed the decision of
Judge George, of Multnomah county, in
what is known as tho famous barber
case brought by the board of barber ex
aminers against H. L. Briggs. Tho de
fendant was convicted of conducting a
barber shop in violation of the existing
law regulating tho trade or calling of a
barber and providing for the licensing of
persons carrying on audi a trade.
Judgment was arrested by a trial
court, holding the act unconstitutional.
The Usv is held constitutional in the
higher court because "wtien it cornea
from the legislature a law must be com
plete, but there arc many matters af
fecting its execution and relating to
methods of procedure which the legisla
ture may have properly delegated to
some ministerial board or officer aud
prescribing the qualifications of persons
who shall bo licensed to follow or en
gage in the practice of a given trade or
profession is one of them.
COMMITTEE ON ORGANIZATION.
On motion a committee of 11 was ap
pointed by tho chair on organization, as
follows: W J Virgin, Ashland ; J Q A
Bowlby, Astoria; II Sangsteckcu, Marsh
field; J G Graham, Salem; Dr James
Withycombo, Corvallis; George Houck,
Eugene; F J Blakely, Hosoburg; Mr
Wirtzwilcr, Prinovillo; W 0 Cowgill,
Baker City ; A Bennett, Irrigon; E L
Smith, Hood , Hi ver; Tom Richardson,
Portland ; M L Cassoy, Union county,
uoi liarry names 01 forest Urovo waa
elected temporary secretary.
The rolls of name 5 of delegates as sent
from tho various counties and towna of
tho state, and others who signed tho
convention register today, wero accepted
as members of the convention.
Many speeches wero made and inter
esting papers were read pertaining to
Oregon's development and tho best
means to promote the general upbuild
ing of the state
Portland, Aug. 3. With the election
of a president, fivo vice-presidents aud a
Whereas, The legislature of the state
of Oregon, for the purposo of furnishing
immediate reliof to the producers and
shippers of the inland empire, in tho
month of January 1!K)3, appropriated
tho sum of 105,000 for the purpose of
building, operating and maintaining a
temporary portage railway around the
Celilo rapids, and further made it man
datory that the board appointed there
under should promptly carry out tho
provisions of tho act immediately upon
the funds being available, so as, if pos.
siblo, to afford the relief duo the pro .
ducer and Bhipper for tho growing crop
of 1003; and,
Whereas, An additional act was pass
cd by the legislature in special session
of January, 1901, appropriating $100,000
for tho purposo of purchas'ng a right of
way for the United States government
in the construction of locks and canals
for a permanent improvement at the
Celilo rapids; and.
Whoreas, Said ucts in no wiso con
llict, and the power under both acts was
placed in tho hands of a state commis
sion consisting of tho governor, the sec
retary of stato nnd the atato treasurer,
in order that thoro anould bo no conflict,
and to oxpedito the relief required ; and
Whoreas, Said State Board has con
strued the latter act as the Inter man
dato of the people and tho more import
ant one in enforcement; now, there
foro, bo it
Resolved, That it is tho sense of this
meeting that tho people, through their
representatives in tho legislature, enact
cd tho portago road law, deeming it
with its promisod speedy reliof, tho
more important measure' of the two
and fully realizing that the general gov
eminent stood committed to finally
The business of Rosebnrg's postoffice
has grown to such an extent that its
quarters in the Abraham building has
grown inadequate, the postoffice and
business office rooms being taxed to their
utmost capacity, and the additional
;t j cqmpment needed since the othce was
recently raised irom third to second
class, would only add to its present over
nother feature rendering a. change of
quarters necessary is thfact that in the
present building there is no means ol
providing enough lock boxes to meet
the demand which renders the delivery
of mails slow and non-syelemmatic
There are very few available rooms
convenietly located for this institution
in this city and just where Uncle Sam
will find suitable new quarters is diffi
cult to predict.
In the second paragraph are the words
and free delivery" which indicates
that there is to bo the establishment
soon of the carrier system for this city
These changes wilt be greatly welcomed
by tho many patrons of tho .Roseburg
Post-office. Whether or not there is to
be any early change in the postmaster
or management of the post-office at this
place the Plain-dealer is unable to
6 A f K
F. W. BEXSOK.
Vice President: "
BOARD OP DIRECTORS
F. W. BENSON, S. A. BOOTH J. H. BOOTH,
J.T. BRIDGE?, J03. LTON'S, A. C XAK3TKK3
K. L UIIXSK.
A GENERAL BANKING
grant the people of tho Inland Empire
future, permanent relief; and, be it
Resolved, That if compatible with
public interest, said board be requested
to announce, through tho press, the
present condition and status of 'tho iiirht
of way for tho United States for the
canal, and that the right of way for tho
Portago railway, and what steps, if any,
have been taken to construct said rail
way under said act; and, be it further
Resolved, That it is tho sense of this
meeting that a failure to construct said
Portago railroad will indefinitely post
pone the necessary relief and tho ex
pansion and development of tho great
Inland Empire; and, bo it further
Resolved, That wo request the state
board to take audi action as will give
the )eoplo of tho Inland Empire the
portage road with its speedy and sure
relief; and that copies hereof be sent to
the mombors of tho state board, to tho
members of the legislature of tho state
of Oregon, and to all commercial bodies
interested in tho development of this
atato, with tho request that they take
Um he I
Is now prepirol to do all kind of
michiniit vrk, such as turntru,
milling, drilling, grinding, buffi ig
and. pilihin S 1 v -t sjum al.
Knives and sheiks erouml; clippers
ground on John Van Bensuhaten.
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