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About The Plaindealer. (Roseburg, Or.) 1870-190? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1896)
fK REFORM DEMANDED.
As the time is fast approaches for an
election of members to tbe next biennial
legialaturo tho Plaixukaijik feels called
on aa a duty it owes to the people tho
over-burdeucil Uixpaxcr to Bound tho
alarm by calling -their attention lo the
wasteful manner in which the legisla
tures havo Wen lavishing lmnoy upon
eleemosynary institutions ever since tho
organization and arimissiou of the etate
into the Union. No party that has had
contn.1 of tho state cevernraent can
claim au exwpliou, democrat or republi
can; they arc each alike guilty as to the
practice. There may havo boen differ
ences auto the amounta unjustly diveited
lo those purjiosea. Kvory legislature
since the state was admitted to
tho Union lias appropriated money
from tho general fund of tho treasury to
support institutions, which, iu justice,
ought not to have been done. Wo mean
for hfch schools, seminaries, colleges,
normal schools, ota'.o fairs and Eomo pri
vate or local charitable institutions con
trolled exclusively by privatoor corpo
rate individuals. All appropriations to
the above named institutions, from their
nature and location, practically inured
to the benefit cf but a few, and that few,
as a rule, were belter able to pay for
those privileges than were a very large
taxpayers, a portion of
number of tho
which went to the benefit of the few.
The legislatures iu tbe superabundance
of their liberality, but faleo philanthropy ,
appropriated money from the common
treasury to support these institutions for
the benefit of ouly a few.
Wo claim that tho legislature has uo
right to appropriate money derived from
a general tax, lo any iastilutiou wha
evcr that cannot be equally ei-joyed by
overy taxpayer in tho state, no matter by
what name it may be known.
'' Taxation for the public school system
is just, becuso the law which provides
fo'rjraising the tax not only carries tho
61)jcct of the tax the school to the tax
payer but it also takes tho tax money
with it to pay for it. So the taxpayer
practically keeps his school tax at homo
and enjoys its benefits.
Xot so when he is taxed to support a
normal school, a college or university.
The poor mii l-y reason of his poverty
cannot avail himself of college priv
ileges, lie is practically bared out be
cause he cannot afford the incidental
expenses of sending his son or daughter
from home, 50, 60 or 150 miles, lo avail
himself of a $1G to $23 tuition fee per!
term. It is a fact that cannot be dis-!
puted that the above state-aided insti
tutions are chiefly for the well to do in
life, and they principally enjoy them.
It is true, and we do not attemnt tn
deny it, a few poor boys and girls who
lire near the localities of these state
aided schools, are benefited by them.
They arc but few, however, thus so sit
uated, while thousands o: the taxpayers'
sons and daughters are shut out by con
ditions they cannot afford to comply
with in order to derive any good from
The same objections apply to sev
eral other state-aided institutions. TYe
trust the people will consider this ques
tion and bring it before their candidates
for the legislature. Because a custom
or practica has been long in use la no
argument for its continuance, if, in fact,
those practices and customs prove to be
lad or of a pernicious tendency.
A hoary headed evil is an evil as much
as anew born one. The evil here com
plained of is no exception to tho rule.
In the future we propose to give facta
and figures that will ehow this evil in its
true light for our readers contemplation
before going to the polls.
Cleveland, it is pretty well understood,
has determined to i3uo and sell another
?100,000,000 worth of bonds and allow
a Xew York syndicate to handle Ihem,
and, of course, make a profit on the
negotiation. That is bad policy. If the
government muEt soil bonds to keep up
the reserve, let the people havo a chance
to take them aud have the benefit, and
not some rich syndicate. Butereat is
the mystery of Cleveland-Carlisle finan
ces. It is past finding out, except when
the bonds are lobe paid; then we can
perceiye where the money goes.
President Cleveland's second adminis
tration will go down in history as the
sroattet national debt contracting era in
America since the civil war. Another
?100,000,000 will soon be added to our
national debt. Another term of Cleve
land and our government will be bankrupt.
Venezuela can rest easy for tome
time. England will have all it can do
to straighten out that little affair in the
Following is tho new schedule in tho
Star mail routes from Canyonville lo
Riddle and to 1'erdue :
Route 03,296, Canyonville to Riddle
trom April 1 to September 30 Leave
t-anyonvillc Mondays, Tuesdays, Tbura
days and Fridays at 5:30 p. ra and
Wednesdays and Saturdays after arrival
ot mail lrom l'erdue, arrive at Kiddle in
iwo noure; leave Kiddle daily, except
bunday, immediately after the arrival of
the mail train from Portland, arrive at
Canyonville in two hours. From Octo
ber 1 to March 31 Leave Canyonville
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fri
days at 4 p. in., and Wednesdays and
Saturdays after arrival of mail from Per
due, arrives at Riddle in two hours;
levaes Kiddle daily, except Sunday, im
mediately after arrivaf of mail train from
Portland, arrive ot Canyonville in two
Route 73,927, Canyonville to Perdue
Leave Canyonville Wednesdays and Sat
urdays immediately after arrival of
mail from Kiddle, but not later than
9:30 a. m., arrive at Perdue in five
nours; leave Perdue "Wednesdays and
Saturdays 30 minutes after arrival from
Canyonville, arrive at Canyonville in
From Friday'! Dally.
Hugh Winn, S. Inglerode and Geo. P,
Carson of Portland are registered at tho
J. F. Smith of Ashland is uwn our
Btrcela today, admiring our city and its
J. Brooks returned last night from a
trip to California. They uro having Hue
weather there at present.
James Denning of LookiuK Glass, G.
A. Spooner and A. M. Werum of Oak
land are legistered at the Van Ilouten.
L. G, Dumbletcn of Winchester, S. G.
Loug of Yoncalla, and N. E. Drill of
Newburg ae registeied at the McClal
len. I. F. Rico is having bis show windows
decorated with tbo Great Northern Rail
road's card for tho sale of tickets to all
Fred MeCracken of Gardiner is iu tho
city today. Ho reports Al Reed tho
coming man for state senator. Gardiner
is for hhn strong,
James Lyle, of Johnson City, Tenn.
a nophew of Mrs. D. F. Allison, arrived
Now Year's morning and will be a citi-
ren of Roasbarg for awhile.
una. Hubbard ot Ktco Creek was
trading In tho city today. Ho reports
general good health aud reasonable pros
perity iu his neighborhood.
No tidings of Sam Brown, the escaped
convici, uave Deen m-ani. ltiere ate
several specials out scouring tho country
to discorer, if possible, some trace of
At Ih senate Billiard l'arlora may be
found the best cigars and all kinds of
temperance driuks, as well iw fine bill
iard and pool tables. See new add in
Dr. J. W. Frazey yesterday inornin
iruiic descending the lull on his wav
from bu letidence to his cilice, slipped
and fell inflicting severe cuts and
bruises that has laid him up for repairs.
loreemeuirom losatiania were in
town last night. They report pleuty of
money in circulation there at this time,
and times were flourishing. They left
for Portland on the overland this morn
uur reporter was tue recipient of a
handsome pre eat from Geo. M. Brown
mis wee, ior wnicii Hearty thanks are
extended, and best wishes for hw enjoy
ment of a prosperous and happy . Xew
Mr. A. . Hart of Drain, an old
veteran, who lost a leg before Petersburg.
came up yetteruay to attend tho installa
tion cf officers of.the Reno Post, made a
pleasant business call on the Plals-
In last Monday's issue in tbe notice
of the death and burial of Huy Gay, a
dead chinamen, by an oversight we said
t . . . . .
no wouia m ouneu in me Odd fellow's
cemetery. It should have read, in the
old Odd Fellow's cemetery.
Patterson & Kern, the ornamental
sign painters are putting the legend,
"The Great Northern Ticket Office," on
I. F. Rice & Co.'s real estate oBlce in tho
Tayler and Wilson block, corner of
Mala and Washington street.
This morning at 9:30 tbe clouds rolled
by and Old Sol came out in all his
splendor till 12:30. when the clouds
again rolled up from the northwest and
with them the chilly winds from Alaskan
seas came down upon us causinz the
pedestrians to button up their overcoats.
Uncle Aaron Rose was lamenting the
lose ot bis old turkey uobier this morn
ins. Some one not haying had a square
meal for months appropriated tbe old
gobler to his own use b stealthly walk
ing off with it last night. We hope it
will cause him tt gobble until he con
fesses tho theft.
We call tho attention of our readers to
the telegraphic dispatches from tbe seat
of war in Cuba and other telegrams in
tho daily Plaisdzleb. We give these
interesting items of news from one to
three days earlier than does our con
temporary, notwithstanding its boasted
enterprise; and our local columns con
tain all the daily happenings.
The "greatest" camo out vesterdav
with its holiday Issue as heralded for the
last two months. Its cuts of some
of Roseburg's proninent citizens
reminds one of those in a detective's
office. It is evident, notwithstanding
all tho Review's blowing about its en
terprise, that the cuts were executed in
a cheapjohn establishment. As quite a
number of the cuts are of republican
sovernl local wheelmen took a turn with
it, all of whom pronounce, a great success.
7. P. J. COLUMN.
candidates for office it is thought by
some to be a put up job of the Review
to make them appear as repulsive as
possible as an electioneering scheme.
A restaurant keeper in Nassau street.
New York, recently announced ibat his
waitresses must wear bloomers, and had
one dressed in that style as a eample.
The other waitress refused to take
part in tbo innovation and went on a
strike. As a result, the street in front of
the place was crowded, and for a day tho
restaurant did a great trade. The pro
prietor received columns upon columns
of newspaper advertising in tho daily
papers, all in choice position, and in
serted as pure reading matter, without
costing him a cent But a week later tho
bloomer costume lhad disappeared.
Principles of the A. P. A.
An idea of tho principles of tho A. P.
A. will doubtless bo a matter of interest
to a largo body of American citizens at
present unacquainted with them.
Briefly, tho A. P. A. desires to urge
every truo American, whother foreign
or native born, to take an energetic and
activopart in politics, belioving that
those who do tho voting should havo a
voice in selecting those they voto for.
1. Nationality is no bar to member-
snip, o man is asked where he was
. mo A. r. A. is opposed to any
religions denomination, as a body, con
trolling tho politics of the countrv
Church and state must bo kept separate
3. Members of all religious sects
should havo equal rights, but onoBhould
not have greater privileges than others ;
mid trifi the members of any church,
representing onhi IS ver cent of the total
population o; the United Stales, hold over
GO per cent oj the offices of trust and
profit, and even more in the large cities,
1. Wo believe that the public schools
established by tho ieople, should bo
free from all soctarian influence. It is
the proper place to educate children of
all classes, aud wo shall oppose the ap
propriation of money from the public
treasury for tho use of any denomina
tional school, believing that thechildren
ol tho enemies of the public school
should be wlucatel at tho expense of
their parents, if educated at nil, and
should not Ihj an additional bunleti on
Tho fundamental principle of the
A. is loyalty to the Hag that pro
(I. We look ujkjii that person as an
unciuy to American institutions who
forbids tho admission into his church of
the Stars and Striiies. and its wnr worn
defenders when wearing tlieirdistinctive
7. Wo ate in favor of laws taxinc all
S. He urc bittrrlv opposed to the
holesalo importation of foroign paupers
and criminals especially those brought
from "darkest Knropo" und Asia at the
rate of 000,000 annually. Labor as well
as capita! must be protected.
w. vo believe there should be an
educational qualification to the election
franchise that will require every "Ameri
can citizen" to become Americanized.
10. We believo ft unwise and unsafe
to appoint or elect to dyil political or
miiitar) office in this countrr, men who
owe bupreino alleciar.ee to any foreign
K,0?t lotentato or ecclesiastical power
and who are sworn to obev sucL power
11. We firmly believe that M convents
nunneries nnd other places where indi-
iduals are confined should bo at nil
times open to public inspection. In the
light which htetory sheds on these insli
tutions it is Imperatively demanded.
I t e interfere with no man's parti
lo. Yt e are in favor of tmttinir into
office honest and true patriots who are
best qualified to fill the position rezsrd
less ot political parties.
14 Our mission is to awaken the
people of free America from their
lethargy indifference and over-confi
uecce. .eternal vigilance is tho price
ot liberty." et tbe protectants of this
country navu ceased to be vigilant aud in
conscious strength aro either intcntl
chasing the mighty dollar or ouietlv doz
ing while we BwilUv drift toward a mora
tremendous and terrible crisis than this
country has ever known.
W o are willing to be Governed bv these
principles in our future political action.
We believe this platform broad enonirh
mraii iruo Americans to stand on re
gardless of their political bias. Outside
the pnncij-.als laid down no attempt is
made to control the vote of any membe
II theso cannnt tw unlwrihefl in n ml
voted far by any individnal. we do no
A Race After Brown.
Ono of the special deputy sheriffs now
on tlio alert lor hin Brown pjiw Mr
Pickthorn running alone the railroad
track for exercise. earlv Ftiil.iv
morning nnd mistook him for
Brown, the escaped murderer and called
out to Jam to iton. Mr. Pipktlinrn
howover, kept on the even tenor of hi
way, except to increase his pace, fearine
mat Jus pursurer might catch and re
lievo him of his valuables. So in a mo
ment each was coming down the track
avaHupac, me special fast gaming
on Mr. Picktborn, and calling out at
every jump, "stop, or I'll shoot 1" But
Mr. J'ickthorn made the depot nnd
lwlted in through the door before tin
special camo up, all breathless with ex
citement and fear of a hold up. The
truth now dawned upon the Bnecial
mind that ho had not found Brown for
whom he was looking, and visions of
the $300 reward vanished into thin air
A Bicycle For Snow.
Since the advent of tbo cold weathci-.
with its accompanying rain and snow,
bicyclists have moped about tho streetH
on fool or horseback, says tho La Grando
Chronicle. AH of this has been ororcomo
by tbe invention of .'ay Van Buren of
La Grande, who now has a bicycle that
will run on snow at well as the beBt cut
ter. Retaining the rear wheel and framn
of his bicycle, he removed tbo front
wheel and in its place he has a runner
properly shaped and shod, and can ruin
as though thero was no snow and the
usual good roads prevailed. He was out
tho other day trying the machino, and
Albert Laurence, a member of tha Orn
goo Soldiers' Home, while splitting wood
near (' . institution had tho miHfnrfnnn
to m-e ith a very serious hurt. He had
open., .i cut with an iron wedge and then
looser .d the wedge with a wooden ono
muclt larger than the first, called i
"glut." As thu iron wedge was loose h
poked his hand m to pull the wedco out
wncn tho "glut" suddenly flow out
the log closed and caught his hand,
pain was so great that ho fainted.
soon revived nnd called lustily for help.
Wo oco hearing him ho finallv nriml lilm.
Belf loec, but not until his hand m
badly lacerated. 17r. Miller was called
and dressed tho wounds and left him
quito comfortable. Tho worst of tho mn.
ter is that tho old gentlemau is badly
crippiou in mo other hand, and
leaves him in a had condition indeed.
his is the Place
A full and complete assortment
of all goods usuallyfckept in a first
Everything offered for sale isfresh;
and sold at very reasonable prices.
We have a very choice stock of
canned goods, includingjboth fruits
and vegetables, to which we invite
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.
7 - ' - 4 .
NEW GOODS JUST ARRIVED.
New York Cash Store,
Alexander & Strong
3-JG and 328 Jackson St.
Bet. Oak and Washington.
Largest and Best Assortment ejtr
brought to Southern Oregon, and
A Larxc and Elejant Line i
We call the attention of our
friends to our beauti
ful stock of
J Bed Room Sets
aaaaJ Parlor and Dining Chairs
Rugs and Carpets
And all Household
Our Stock is
Unexcelled by Any House
South of Portland.
NO TROUBLE TO
ALEXANDER X STRONG HOME FURXISUEB8
A 5QUARE DEAL
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'J 3 4 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Is what we give to every cus
tomer, for we believe the best
advertisement possible is a cus
tomer pleased with what we
have sold them, they will come
again and again, and their friends
will come too.
We are not here for a day
or for a month.
We are Here to Stay.
CENTRAL HOTEL !
Board $3.50 per Week.
MEALS, 1 5c. BEDS, 15c.
The Roseburg Lauhdry,
202 Main street, opp. Hotel Van Hoaten.
PI RST'CP AU. WORK e GUARANTEED.
At neSoSSricc ' FISHER & BRYAN, Proprietors.
Poultry, Flan and Game,
The City Meat Market,
And Dealer in
PRIME BACON, HAMS, LARD,
AND FRESH MEATS OF ALL KIND5.
Orders taken and Delivered Free
to any part ol the City.
IFTF1 AJD tpTT A F?.'T'-FT?.c
Tp MITCpLL, LEWlg pTp (10.
A FULL LINE OF
Plows, Harrows, Wagons & Buggies
AND HARVESTING MACHINERY.
BEAN SPSAY PLMP5 ARE THE BEST.
WAUKEOAN BARB WIRE.
AT LPMBER YARD
HUNTER & HUME
BOWEN & 2SSTABROOK,
Blacksmiths and Machinists
Stephen Street, between Oak and Cass,
Machine Work a Specialty ROSEBURG, OS.
Succenor to O. W. NOAH.J
TROTTING AND RUNNING .PLATES A SPECIALTY,
REPAIRING OF ALL KIXDS PROMPTLY DOSE.
Shop on Corner Washington ana Kane Bta., Roseburff.
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ol Imitation trade
fflarka aad lakett.
is the whole story
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