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THE PLAINDEALER PUBLISHING COMPANY
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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1S93.
Good roads are of incalculable
benefit to any community. Every
person desirous of moving from one
point to anotter by team enjoys a
good road, over which he can
travel with ease and comfort without
endangering his vehicle, his team or
himself: especially it he has a heavy
load. Good roads are also true in
dices of the enterprise of a people, of
their thrift, their public spirit; m
fact, a rood road is indicative of the
moral status of the people.
How important then it is to build
and keep the public highways in a
good condition. Every man who
possesses any pride in being a good
citizen should tako an interest in the
condition of roads in his county, his
precinct, his neighborhood. It is to
his pecuniary interest to see that
good roads are made and kept in
good condition for travel. It brings
him nearer market. It enhances the
value of his land. A. good road to a
, farmer's market town is money in
his pocket by enabling him to haul
with a given amount of team force,
double and often trible the amount
of produce to his market town. As
the season for road labor is near at
hand the Puukduixb kindly re
minds it's readers of the importance
of doing good and efficient work on
the roads. The too common idea of
men when called out to work the
roads is that: uIf I go on to the
road and pnt in the time charged
against me I settle my road tax, and
if I can loaf and gass with my neigh
bors half of that time it is all the
same my tax will be settled for this
year." To such persons (and by ex
penence and observation such prac
tices are foncd to bo too common)
we are constrained to say that they
are really cheating themselves. Boad
work is a citizen's own work. He
shonld do his own work welL If he
slights it he generally suffers for it
Then the character of work should
be of a durable nature. It is an old
ana irue saying, "wore well done is
twice done." Let oar road masters
eee 10 me cnaracter or. tne wort as
well as to the amount and our roads
will be scon the pnde of every citi
THE OPEN DOOR.
The women of Portland in estab
lishing "The Open Door" for erring
sisters have shorn to a greater de
gree a Christ-like spirit than any
other institution ever devised be
fore. Christ said to a certain
woman: "I condemn the not; go
thy way and sin no more." These
good women of Portland say to their
wayward sisters: "Come this way
and sin no mere. We will not up
braid yon for past offenses. Come
in through 'The Open Door,' yon
are welcome here."
TEE INCOME TAX LAW.
In the case involving the validity
of the income tax law, Justice Fuller,
Fields, Gray and Brewster were ap
posed to the law; Justices Harlin,
Brown, Shiras and White sustained
the law. Justice Jackson was too ill
to take part in the hearing.
On April 1st last Governor Me
Kinley made a visit to Washington,
and making a call on the president
was received most cordially by him.
ne governor was m good spirits,
and said he hod no special businesa
with the president, but merely called
to pay bis respects and to renew an
acquaintance begun during the pres
dent's first term. President Cleve
land received him at bis first lehure
moment, and the two had quite an
interesting chat together, in the
course of which the president twitted
the Ohio governor as to the possi
bilities of his being the next repub
lican occupant of the White HonBe.
Secretary Hincaid is doing a "good
job" for the taxpayers in refusing to
pay tho officials who make up the
rauroad and ether commissions not
provided for by the late legislature.
When he is certain they are legally
existing servants of the people he
will pay them, and not before. If
Secretary Kincaid'succeeds in "abol
isning" inese useless commissions
the people will appreciate the favor
and rise up and called him blessed
Secretary of State Kincaid, is
the opinion that the East Oregon
XT 1 t . .
ormui ecnooi cannot draw money
from the treasurer in a lump sum
quarterly and Bpend it ad libitum
He claims that the school must pre
sent bills properly vouched for and
be audited by him before be
draws his warrants herefor. He
reasonably correct if not legally 60.
Ole Oleson, a Minnesota man, was
run over by a train and his brainpan
was emptied of all except a few
shreds of gray matter. He has re
fused to die and is now convalescent
the doctors having covered his scnl
f If ! m .m
wjin a silver jio. jsow u tne popn
lists are looking for a presidential
Tho government of Great Britain
an recognized tho republic of
The president does one sensible
thing; he goes off duck shooting or
fishing to sober up after a drnnk.
Franco and Belgium with Gor
many in pympatby with thiir il.-manil-,
Mty lo Uugland, Hanl off
tho vidly.if tln Uppr Nile.
A tcnible coul mine esplosiun oc
curred at the Bine Canyon coal mine
on lake Whatcom, Whcu. Ten dead
bodies have been takeu out and
thirteen are Mill in the um.o.
The boundary line between the
United States and Canada in the
Alaskan territory will be run soon by
Professor Davidson, at ten marino
eagues inland from "tho inside
The completion and control of tho
Nicaragua canal by tho United States
will be of incalculable value lo this
government, and it should not be al
allowed nnder any consideration to
pass into the hands of another power.
In view of the great probability
that Binger Hermann will be chair
man of tho rivers and harbor com
mittee, representatives of Michigan,
Wisconsin and Minnesota, urge Mr.
Hermann to make a tour of the great
President Addicks of Delaware
continues to hold daily sessions of
his school of constitutional law.
Every aay the lesson that senators
should be elected by the people is
thoroughly taught in the Addicks
The effect of the decision of the
supreme court on tBe income tax
aw will greatly reduce the revenue
intended to be derived from it. The
revenue that will be collected now
will not much more than pay the
cost of collection.
The Supreme court has Anally issued
itsckue on the income tax law. It
has knocked the tax of incomes for tents
and from state, countv and municipal
bonds. Justice Field's opinion is that a
law that discriminates between amounts
cf incomes or the sources from which de
rived is unconstitutional.
The Harare as, a society of moan
tain climbers organized in Portland.
h&Ye proposed a system of telegraph
iftg by means of heliographs along
the line of snow-capped peaks a sun
beam message from British Colam
bia to Mexico. The experiment will
be tried July 10th. 1895. Parties
wishing to communicate with the so
ciety on the subject will address T.
Brook White, Sec 14, Worcester
Block, Portland, Ore. ,
The employes in the Carson mint have
been laiailjing the bullion of that mint
by stamping bars as fine old when in
fact they were mostly base metal-.
A temffic wind storm in Western
franrcts has prevailed for several days
that has completely demoralized travel
on the railroads by heavy drifts of snow
and sand. It is also reported that manr
persons nave been suffocated by the
whirling clouds of sand.
The loss of stock in Colorado during
the storm a few days ago, it is reported,
will be at least 20 per cent. The storm
has been unprecedented in severity and
great soffenng has ensued. Cattle
drifted before the wind from the north
over a hundred miles.
The good old times were not withoit
their drawbacds. At a performance of
one of Handel's oratorios in Locdon
more than a hundred years ago the tick
eta had a postscript which read: "Gen
Uemen are requested to come without
swords and ladies withoct their hoops."
The herd of camels that ranges be
tweeo the Gfla and Colorado rivers, in the
plains below the Eagle Tail mountains
of Arizona, is said to be increasing rap
idly. It numbers upward of 400 despite
the fact that many are killed and sold to
miners for beef, and others are captured
for arena tronpes. The herd now forms
the main supply for the showmen.
A new lighthouse will be built on Pin-
march Point, on" the coast of Brittany,
and will be known as the Ecknuhl
lighthouse. It will contain an electric
light of 40,000,000 candle power, casting
a beam which ran be eeen a distance, in
clear weather, of 33 miles, and in foRgy
weather a distance of "twenty -one miles,
The highest order of ligLt now in opera
tion in the United fatates lighthouse ser
vice can be eeen only twenty-one miles
in clear weather.
As a result of the two blizzards that
swept over Florida during the past win
ter, it is said many of the hardiest orange
trees over large areas of the stale have
been forihdtobe notonly blighted, but
killed outright by long and reiterated
freezing, and many of tne most plucky
and enterprising growers are talking
giving up the cultivation of oranges,
part at least, aod devdting increased at
tention to the raising of early fruits and
vegetables iu competition with Bermuda,
Tbeensus report of farms, homes and
mortgage statistics for 1890 shows that
there are 12,690,197 families in the
United States. Of these 52 per .cent own
them, 28 per cent of which are encura
bered and 72 per cent own free of incum
brance. On the owned farms and homes
there are Hens amounting to $2,142,949,-
563 or 37 per cent of the value of tho en
cumbered homes at a rate of interest
averaging 0.65 per cent. The average
worth of these encumbered homes
iOM.. ju iub owrea urtns mere are
liens amounting io round numbers
11,000.000,000 or 3b per cent of thei
value, fcacn owned and encumbered
farm is on an average worth $3414.
Are the republicans of ltoseburg in
tending to be represented at the meeting
of the Republican clubs at Portland in
Uncle S-m Well, ucow, that there
can't keep still. It's like everything else
there" in it, strong.
Miss Colujima " Your .boys?" What do you mean by that?
Uxcur Sam Why don't you know that the Autoharp is an American inven
Like tho dickering, liardman and
test for Tone and Durability. Just received a now stock of Guitars and other Mu
sical Goods. We keep in stock tho 10-cent Music and also tho latest and most pop
ular Songs and Instrumental Music.
Weather Crop Bulletin No. i, for
Week Ending April 3.
Briefly, the winter was mild. Severe
winters, in r. comparative sense, are un
known in Oregon, bat the winter just
passed was milder than usual. While
thero were no low temperatures, the
snowfall in the northern portion of the
stato was above the normal. At Port
land the total snowfall from Nov. 1st,
1S94, to April let, 1SD5, amounted to 22.9
inches; at liaker City 44.4 inches; at
Roseburg 1.5 inches; iu the Columbia
river valley to 18.S inches 'and in the
stock country south of the Blao moan
tains, it was from 10 to 25 inches. While
the snowfall was in excess over the small
portion of the state referred to above, the
rainfall was deficient in every section of
the state from 15 to 40 per cent. The
temperature was slightly below the nor
mal. Marked, or even nsual low tem
peratures did not occur. West of the
Cascades the lowest temperatures ranged
from 15 to 20 degrees ; to the cast of tho
Cascades, in the Columbia river valley,
they were the same, while to the south
of the Blue mountains zero temperatures
and below were reported from nlaces
having high elevation. Tho winter
throughout was what is called an open
winter and the effects of the weather on
farming operations and upon etock were
favorable. The autumn was favored
with early rains sufficiently copious to
allow of early nlowinz and seedinc so
that the acreage of fall-sown grain was as
the farmers desired it to i. Tho winter
was favorable to tha fruit orchards.
Range grass was goo-J and durinc the
brief period of feeding he ranchers had
plenty of hay for their atock so that they
are now in prime condition. Sheep win
tered well; the wool grew continuously
so that there is no break in the staple;
it is long and the fleece is heavy and
clean. Daring tho latter part of Febru
ary and forepart of March warm sun
shine prevailed dnring the day and the
nights were comparatively warm also, so
that buds began to swell, and in the
southwestern counties the almond.
peach, pear and plum buds were open or
nearly so, by the close of March. Spring
plowing and seeding was well advanced
by the first of April.
Crow: Vegetation made satisfactory
growth, though warmer would have pro
duced a more rapid bat not more health
fnl growth. The frosts did but little real
damage to the fruit buds. The rainfall
was sufficient to put the ground in good
condition for plowing and seeding.
Peaches, pears, apricots and plums are
generally in bloom, particularly in the
southern counties. The fruit trees, at
this present writing, are in excellent con
dition and continued favorable weather
will result in a heavy crop. Hops are up
and growing rapidly. Fall-sown wheat-
is well stooled and rooted. Sowing of
spring wheal and oats is being rapidly
pushed to completion. The lambing
season is here and there is every appear
ance that a large proportion of lambs are
The season opens auspiciously in Ore
gon with bright promise of diversified
products and good yields.
B. S. Paocjc, Director.
FEE.VAsm.VA, Fla., April 10. There is
great rejoicing here over the prospect
of tho success of Cuban patriots. A mats
meeting of sympathizers will be held in
a few days, and a fund subscribed to
aid the patriots.
The mysterious movements of several
small steamers and sailing craft in and
out of Fernandina recently gave color to
rumois afloat that a fleet is about to fit
out. Parties on board these vessels are
known to have communicated secretly
with parties on shore, supposed to be in
the employ of tho Cuban revolutionary
The latest sensation is to the effect
that cases shipped to Philadelphia
March 5, supposed to contain guns and
material consigned to th yachts
Txgonda ami Amadisand the steamship
Baracoa, were filled with bricks, and
that some of tho guns left this place for
Cuba on board a schooner, and tho re
mainder will proceed later on.
Pomehov, O., April 10. A mass meet
ing of strikers at Minersvillo has t een
called for 3 p. fn., to proceed into tho
mine and withdraw the nonunion men.
Sympathizers from other towns will join.
General alarm prevails. The county
authorities are expecting to call lo pre
serve tha-peace. There was some shoot
ing last night, but no damage was tlono.
Antobarp music's got into my legs; I
my boys have invented, it'a got the "git
A. B. Chase Pianos, they will stand the
T. K. RICHARDSON', Roseburg.
Wednesday I visited grade number
one, taught by Miss Lizzie Parrott. I
found & room full of bright little pupils
of about eight years of age. They
seemed very altuntire to their studies
and showed unmtetacablo progreis.
They were at tho timo of my visit en
gaged in orthography, both oral and
written. These little fellows wrote a
good hand for children that wonlc do
credit to many a lawyer. Their orthog
raphy for small words were almost
faultless, evincing good teaching and a
fair prower of memorizing word forming.
This grade is doing finely.
Grade number four is tauzht by Miss
Inez Hamilton, with fifty-two names on
tho roll. Here too was evidence of pro
gress. At the time of my visit A class
was on drill in orthography, both oral
and written, from pronunciation by the
teacher. Theso pupils in a class of
thirty-two, divided into sections of four
pupils each, would write words qui!
rapidly. Numbers one, two, three and
four of each division writing the same
word the number in his division re
quired. This spelling was excellent and
showed evidence of progress under good
instruction. W. F. I5e.nu.uux.
"Large numbers of salmon are said to.
be coming op tho Willamette over the
new fish ladder at the Oregon City falls."
Yes, salmon are in the habit of com
ing np the South Uroptjua river during
the-epawning season as far as the Rose
burg dam. From there on up to their
spawning grounds in this section of the
country, they find it more convenient to
travel by rail and they come high ten
cents per pound, bat we must havo 'cm.
mat is earn nign, isn't it? tint it is
as low as we get 'em unless we hook 'em.
The wheels in the Imperial bicycle are
exceptionally strong. Why? Because
they have more spokes than samo of the
cheaper bicycles. Churchill, Woolley &
McKenzic have sample wheels an l will
bo pleased to explain their superio:
STEPHENS Mrs. Elizabeth Stephens,
April 10, aged S2 years, 10 months and
Funeral at Baptist church at 1:30 p
"what ! satfecS
k dealing with
G. W. KRUSE
406 Jackson St.,
One dcor south P.O.
Choke Teat, Coffee 1,
Tobaccos and Cigars.
And every thine else In
Dlzhrst Barket Paid for Country Produce.
GIrc bin a cill and be convinced.
COcta. andaBV mm m
SLOOBottlo.V fM M ZM 38
One cent a MLm 1
im aoid on. a gncranteo oy nil droa--(dsta.
It cures recipient Consumption,
end la tho host Coush and CrouD Cure.
ante Jay nil i
For sale by M. F. Knpp. Druggist.
Board $3.50 per Week.
MEALS, 15c. BEDS, 15c.
-v.qtve me a Call.-'
THE -DAVIS-AMBLER -MERRELL
con P AMY
MANUFACTURERS OP, AND
Fill AND CEDAR LUMBER.
The Roseburg Laundry,
202 main street, opp.
Al ItenHoiinlile ITIcch.
Days ' .of 9 49 WhiskyC
For Sale at all First-Class Bars.
DeLaney & Meyer5
The Celebrated Eoseburg Beer,
ALE AND PORTER.
All Orders either at Home or Abroad, by Railroad
or otherwise, .Promptly Attended to.
TpE MlTCpELL, LEtflp (JO.
Plows, Harrows, Wagons & Buggies
AND HARVESTING MACHINERY.
BEAN SPSAY PUHPS ARE THE
AT I.VMBF.n VAItD
The City Meat Market,
And Dealer in
PRIME BACON, HAMS, LARD,
AND FRESH .MEATS OF ALL KINDS.
CW Orders UVen and Delivered Free
to aar part of the Citr.
iff ft: v v
Our Stock Consists,
THE MOST COMPLETE STOCK OF
Stoves and Shelf Hardware
IN SOUTHERN OREGON.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A LARGE
consignment of Fishing Paraphernalia,
Croquet Sets and Sporting Goods, also an excellent
assortment of Pocket Knives, Razors, Etc. If
you are interested iu nice goods, call and see us.
CHURCHILL, WOOLLEY & IMENZIE
I alraptncestoDtslnntrx Liberal ,
timo agenta. Largest
I - if .f- . .
hp, fmlt Iniltntrv 4 nj
V7r vnnt TotinnwrTuhMA
Ltrf.nt. flnrul rhinM tin
1- ... f ftrt nnrl full
MIira free. IlltOWN BISOS.CO.. tiur-
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Uif' r'l'iitl. f-'umethl paper. Ed )
The case of Clias. A. Dana of the New
York.San, indicted for criminal libel by
F. 13. Noycs of the Washington Star ia
still before tlio court.
DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF
Hotel Van Hotitcti.
AX,I 'WORK GUARANTEED.
rn. : .
i-isncK cc dkiam, fropneiors.
WAUKEGAN BARB WIRE.
HUNTER & HUME.
Poultry, Flab and Game,
Roseburg, Or. 2
Hardware and Nails,
and OLIVER PLOWS.
1 Mineral, Railroad. Aricultural.
H- G. POTTER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
HOC O St., Jf. V. Washington, D. C.
For many years In tho General Land Office.
ExAmlner of Contests. Mineral vs. Min oral vs
Iteilraarl nml Agricultural claims, nuil Lato
Chlcl ot the Mineral Division.
SF" Correspondence Solicited.
Peoplo with hair that is continually
falling out, or thoso that aro bald, can
stop the falling, and Ret a good growth of
hair by using Hall's Hair Kenewer.
For a Few Days.
Boys Suits v $1 5
" " Men's Suits 7 "5
. . ' , .Men's Wet Weather Shoes:..... 2 00
Men's Underwear 75
. ' ' Latest Style Hats 2 00
Boss of the Road Overalls-Best 50
Hackintoshes at Greatly Reduced Prices.
Ladie's Dress Goods Reduced 25 per cent.
: " These goods have all been received
within the last month, and are the
latest styles and not shelfworn.
.. ' " ' Don't delay tjiis golden opportun
ity, and call on
The Boss Store.
326 and 328 Jackson St.
TJirni T D I DCR LarseatantTBest Auortaent eye
V V vL. 1 ,1 ll JUrfiV. bronjthf to Southern Oregon, and
A Large and Elegant Line of
We call the attention of our
friends to our beauti
ful stock of
Our Stock is
Unexcelled by Any House
South of Portland.
ALEXANDER 3 STRONG
his is the
your special attention.
Our line of Olives, Gherkins, Pick
els, Sauces, etc., is also complete.
We carry the largest stock of to
baccos in Southern Oregon.
C. W. PARKS & CO., Grocers.
I J. G. FLOOK. CO.
I DOORS, WINDOWS,
J M0ULDIHGS AMD BRACKETS
Of all Sixes and 9t7 Ics.
B Window and Door Frames
Made to order.
Of capacities' varying from i to 2
horse power affords the most cqn,
venient, economical and reliable -power
for all light service. One of
these may be seen running at this
uuice. send, lor circulars.
S THE PELTON WATER WHEEL CO..
121 Main Street, San Francisco, Cal. :
Bet. Oak and Wuhingtca.
Bed Room Sets
Parlor and Dining Chairs
Rugs and Carpets
And all Household
i A full and complete assortment
of all goods usually kept in a first
class grocery. . ,
Everything offered for sale is fresh;
and sold at very reasonable prices.
We have a very choice stock of
canned goods, including both fruits
and vegetables, to which, -we invite
Turning and Fruit Boxes i