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ROSEBURG, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 5 1896.
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Attorney at Law,""""
Room S,Marstcrs Building, ROSEBURG, OR.
CSBnsincss before the U. S. Land Office and
mining cues a specialty.
Lite Receiver U. S. Land Office.
CIORQE X. BROWN.
jgEOWN & TTJSTEN,
Rooms' and S
Ta & Wilson Block.
7 B. WILLIS,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Will pnetiee in all tha courts of lh State. Of.
Im la the Court Hodk, DoagUa county. Or.
- Attorney at Law,
OSm oTr the Foatofflco on Jsebon trMt.
"y "W. CAItDWELL,
Attorney at Law,
La Fayette Ljlse.
Judge L, Locgiuxt
jANE & LOUGHARY,
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
Will practice in all lie court of Orefot.. Ot
aea in x&e ijiur-v um cioct.
P K. COPFMAN,
Physician and Surgeon
(U. S. Examining Snrgeon.)
OFFICE. Rooms 6 and 7 Maulers' Building.
Residence. First door South ol Sin. Carrier!
Special attention to Surgery and tii
OZI.VS, 31. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
Oatoe in 3. Marks Co-'i Block. upstairs.
Calls promptly answered day or night.
J L. MTTiTirTR, M. D.,
Surgeon and Homoeopathic
C2CnnmIe dlaeaaa a relUty.
Yy ILL. P. HEYDON,
aud Notary fubUc
Oma: In Court House.
Orders ibx SarrcrlQ; and Field Notts should
be addressed to will P. Ileydon, County Set.
Teyor, Roseburg, o r.
and Notary rabllc.
Oma: County Jail BuOdlsg, up stairs.
W Special attention paid to Transfers and
Addrca. ROSEBURG. OR.
JERRY J. WILSOrt,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
4xx Jackson Street,
At Lueneens Cigar Factory. ROSEBURG.
Repairing entrusted to
ray care -will be PROKPTI.T aad
r.a7-9 mm CaaUU
We aro always in the Lead, and mean to
The Golden Harreat is upon us, and farm
ers are smiling because Woodward
look to their interest.
These are all Leather and Warranted.
At Reduced Prices.
Consult your -purse and be sure and im
TTT 1 . 1 .
Tooawaru oeiore inlying.
wu ar ii is n an a n sti
To the Public.
On and after tbie date, I wish it under
uioou mat my terms for all undertaker's
gocxia are cash with the order. I find it
ininKHDig to no business on a credl
oasis, anu oeiive that I can do better by
my .patrons ami myself by Belling strictly
i . xjBSICK( undertaker.
Roseburg, Ore., April 12, 1805.
(Successor to J. JASKULEK.j
Prfceiil : Watchmaker, :
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY. AND FANCY GOODS.
RxS.3Ca.ana& a Spc:JLaa.X.-sjry.
UoshIho Brazlllnn 23'o
A COM r LET E STOCK OP
Cutlery, Notions, Tobacco, Cigars and Smokers' Articles.
AlaoFreprietor and Mauager of Rosobnrg's Famous Bargain Store.
The Best Stove is Always the. CHEAPEST.
CHURCHILL, WGOLLEY & KNZIE3
Roseburg Hardware Go.
Real Estate Bought and 5old
Farms, large and small, to Rent,
Stock Ranges. Timber
Prune and Hop Lands of best quality, in choice locations,
in quantities .to suit intending purchasers, at reasonable
prices and easy terms. Inquire of
IScccetoor Jo O.
rROTTINQ AND RUNNING PLATES A SPECIALTY,
REPAIRING OF ALL KH'DS PROMPT' " DINE.
Sbop'on Corner Waslilujctou aud Kane Hta., itoscburK
The City Meat Market,
' And Dealer in
PRIME BACON, HAMS, LARD,
AND FREMI MEATS
Orders taken and Delivered Free
to any part of the City.
The Roseburg. Laundry,
aoJ axalu Street, opp. xictcl Van Ilotilcn.
At Seasonable Prices.
BOWEBff & ESTABROOK,
Blacksmiths and Machinists
Stephen Street, between Oak and Cass,
Maclilue Work a Hpcclnl.fy
Jeweler : and : Optician.
GIsisnon and Spoctnclcs
Lands and Mining Properties.
S- KL BUIOK,
Cwaaaa-ty, Oaf 5Ci'
Poultry, Fish and Game,
OF ALL KINDS.
AI.' o work a gvaiiantked,
l-isntK x Ukyain, Hropnetof?.
Washington, March 2. Tho resolu
tions of the foreign affairs committee of
tho houso were adopted today uy a vote
of 205 to 10.
Attack on the Consulate.
Barcelona, Spain, March 1. The
fever of indignation and halo against tho
Unite! States, which seems to have taken
possession of the heart of all Spain over
the action of tho United States senate in
recognising the provisional government
of Cuba as belligerents, and in calling
upon President Cleveland to use his good
offices with Spain toecfnrothe independ
ence of Cuba, culminated in violent
scenes here today, and an attack upon
the United States consulate.
It was 3 o'clock in the afternoon when
the meeting had assombled, and there
wero fully 15,000 people present, all in a
state of high patriotic1 enthusiasm and
ripe for any manifestation of the emotion
which H)3sessed them. They were ad
dressed by the orators provided firthe
occasion, and the purpose of the meeting
explaintd as one of protest againet the
recognition of (he Cuban government as
a belligerent power by the United States
senate. The spirit of the crowd took
fire, and they set ont for the United
States consulate. The leaders who had
originated the meeting seem to have
realized the serious consequences which
might follow upon a demonstration that
took this direction, aud they made evjry
effort to dissuade the mob from its pur
pose; but their utmost efforts wero of no
avail, and the crowd set off fur the
Unitod States consnlate.
The authorities of the city had by this
time taken alarm, and a force of police
was sent to the consulate. The excited
crowd was not intimidated by this show
of force front gathering before tho consu
late and shouting:
"Long live Spain," and "Down with
These verbal missiles did not long
satisfy the aroused passions of tho mob,
and in a short tirao stones began flying
from the crowd, which 'broke a number
of windows in tho United Slates consu
late, Tho torco of police waited fcr co
fuither manifestation, but charged the
crowd under the orders of their officers
and roughly dispersed Ibsin, wounding
sevpral. bo f p-Hjned thero ucie no
"Being driven away from the United
States consulate, the crowd marched off
to the prefecture oi police and gathered
at the newspaper offices. There they
listened to more jerrid oratory, and
worked themselves up to the highest
pitch of enthusiasm'and patriotic spirit.
The military club ir the city was also a
center of excitement, and there, also,
were glowing speeches indulged in in
holier of the army, which weie eagerly
listened to and greated with loud cheers.
The majority of those who took part in
today's disorders were alleged to hare
bean students, and they were moit "per
sistent in keeping up the disorder.
"Death To Uncle Sam."
3I.tiuii, March 1. If one may judge
by tho tilings that have been said, and
Eome of tho things that have been done
today, the Spanish people are determined
togo'o war forthwith!-' with the United
States, and to speedily avenge the in
sult which it is fancied has been offered
to the haughty pride .of Spain by the
United States senate in determining to
recognize the Cuban provisional govern
ment as a belligerent power, and to ask
tne president to use his good offices with
Spain to obtain recognition of Cuban in
Some of the organs of public opinion
declare that tho bankrui tcy of the Span
ish government would uot prevent the
.Spanish from taking up. ihc quarrel on
their own account, and fitting out expe
ditions and maintaining' themselves at
their own expense while combatting the
insolence of the assertions, of the United
The day has been characterized by
many manifestations of public wrath
and excitement. In Barcelona, the
Spaniards have gone to the extreme of
using violence upon the consulate of tho
United States anQ stoning it, breaking
several windows in tho building. No
bodily harm was done to anybody, ex
cept to certain members of the crowd,
that was charged b'jTlhe police when the
stones were thrown at the United States
A Spanish Pamphlet.
Key West, Fh; , March 2. A passen
gcr on tho Olivette, which has just
reached, hcio from Havana, brought
with him a pamphlet which discloses
very plainly . tho temper ot Spaniards
toward tho United States. Tho pam
phlet is styled '-The War With the
United States and tlio Cuban Ineuriec
tiou." It vis inspired by tho Spanish
government, .and General oyler is hav
ing it spread broadcast throughout the
Island. Every line of the pamphlet
bristles with denunciation of tho United
States and of American citizens. It de
clares that although the United States
and Spain are on, tho vergo of war, yet
Spaniards nctd nbfb.o alarmed, for they
would lmvo 'ho aid, of every European
nation. It continues:
rlrould tho United SUiUs declare
war against .my European nation, all
tho rest of tho world would give tho
assailed one efficient aid. It is essential
that wo should bear in mind tho fact
that thero exists in the United States
many states which, in the shape of in
trigue aro struggling for their indepen
dence, and would hail the outbreak of a
European war as the opportunity for
their own emancipation. Ail of these
reasons have contributed to the estab
lishment of the indisputable fact that
tho government at Washington would
not recognize tho belligerency of the
Cuban secessionists. Spain has always
been invincible, and as certainly as the
indignities of tho American government
reach the point of acknowledging the
belligerency of tho Cuban rebels will
Spain declare war. The blood of the
sons of Spain, when it boils over from
the heat of an insult offered to the na
tive land, is not to be controlled by con
sideration of property or interest. Con
fident of the valor of her sons, Spain has
never feared the United States, and on
the day when the government at Wash
ington recognizes the belligerency of the
rebels, we will declare war.
"If Spain declares war against tho
United Slates it will not be solely on ac
count of haying recognized the belliger
ency of the rebels, but also because we
have a considerable number of griev
ances ajramet her. The United States
could not have borne herself toward
Spain in a more despicable manner.
The Mora indemnity, the Allianca im
broglio, the display of rebel flags in the
streets of New York, the refuge which
the rebels enjoy in Key West and in
Florida, the privilege of making all man
ner of demonstrations of disaffection
towurda Spain, tho departure from the
United States of filibustering expedi
tions, the American syndicates formed to
furnish money to the rebels, constitute a
scries of olTsnces against Spain, none of
which has been avenged, solely because
the Washington government has pro
fessed that the insurgents did not enjoy
''Annexation is the aim of the Ameri
cans, and if their conduct causes war,
fetill we must laugh at the futility of the
hopes of these thieving Yankees."
Washington, Match 2. The state de
partment has received information from
Spanish sources that a filibustering expe
dition is fitting out at Alligator Key,
Fla. It-is said tho schooners SB. Mal
lory and Adel are to meet the steamer
Threo Friends at the key with men and
arms, and tho latter is then to proceed
to Cuba. The treasury officials haye
been requested to notify commanders of
revenue cutlers to be on the watch.
EutTou Pl.inde.leb : Will you allow
me space for a few suggestions upon the
6ubje;t of fusion, about which the Re
view is taking such a deep interest of.,
late. I call to mind the position taken
by the Ileview, and by the democratic
press generally twj years ago, when they
could not find language strong enough by
which to condemn populism. Insinua
tions of imbecility and jackossery were
hurled at the new party and its leaders
from Pennoyer down to the humblest
precinct candidate. What a wonderful
change two years bavo wrought. They
ate nov willing to eat humble pie, do
penance, take back all that was said,
sign a libel and go into partnership with
their former enemies. They are now
willing to forgive and forget and really
fuse" with populists by soliciting them
to vote the democratic ticket.
Who are the fusion advocates? The
editor of the Review, an appointee of the
land offico who draws a salary of 13000
per year, and a few other party leaders,
who pull strings behind closed doors
and who never voted anything but the
democratic ticket, regardless of the merit
or demerit of the nominees; democratic
bosses who have always voted by marks
and brands. Now, if thes- would-be
fusiouists really meau what they advo
cate, it would be a very simple and easy
task. They could simply go over and
join the populist party, and vote with
them. Why mako such a difficult task
out of such a simple matter. If Bro.
Fisher and the other advocates of fusion
for reform, desite to join the populist
party, thero is no law of the land to pre
vent them doing bo, nor to prevent them
voting with that party. That would be
fusion, plain and simple,- and easily ac
complished. Why not wait until pop
ulists have made their nominations, then
endorso and voto for them, the evolu
tion would be completo and who could
be heard to complain. They could
thereby elect every man on that ticket.
Why don't they do so? B.
The U. S. OoV't Reports
show Royal Baking Powdei
superior to all others.
From Ball Room To Hell."
Fanaticism has gone mad. In de
nouncing the ball room and tho partici
pants in the dance, Rev. Mr, Small at
Woodland, Cal., a few days ago, delivered
"Every ono of you," he continued, ic
fcrriDgtothe nicnibersof hiscongrega
tion, "who attended the Native Sons'
ball tho other night every one of you.
I say is down on the devil's notebook,
and as he noted your names ho gave an
oxtra wag of his tail."
The subject of good roads is one of
great interest to the traveling public, and
is one of general discussion at certain
times of the year, ie., when roadn are in
a bad condition. They are very much
like tho man in Arkansas whose house
leaked badly. When it rained lie could
not put on a better roof and when the
weather was dry it did not need it. So
when it rains the roads can't bo worked,
and when the rains cease the roads soon
become dry and solid and need but lit
tle repair then.
But the subject of road making is be
ginning to attract the attention of all
classes of people. They are beginning to
perceiye the great necessity of good roads
and the more thoughtful are now devis
ing ways and means of making and keep
ing them in good condition. It is now
patent to every one of observation that
good roads cannot bo made and kept in
repair without money.
The old fossilized system of building
road by local labor along the line, is in
adequate to secure thf m. And until we
change the system for road making we
shall continue to wallow through mud
and mire every winter. Local road labor
has proven to be a failure so far as secur
ing good roads is concerned. It is a
mere makeshift a sort of patchwork.
It is found that roads must be graded
and graveled or macadamized, and well
done at that, or they aro worthies; a con
siderable portion of the year.
To effect this method of road making
money must be used mnst be had.
That money must be raised by a tax in
cash, instead of Eomany days and parts
of days' work. It will bo objected, jer-
haps, that such a method would be an
increase of burden upon the taxpayer.
tint it need not be so. Let the coanty
judge be authorized by law to have gen
eral supervision of this bnsine-33. Let
bids for contracts to work the roads be
solicited, the lowest bidders toi.'o cer
tain road work according to plans and
specifications to be given the job;. this
contractor to be bound with sureties to
do the work 03 specified.
Any citizen in his road district offering
to work for the contractor for the wages
such as i3 the custom to pay for such la
bor, would generally bo employed to
work on the roads to the amount of their
taxes and often for more, for a large
number of taxpayers will always pay
cash anyway. Snch-a.Eytam-woiitiL-se-cure
the best of results as to the charac
ter of the road, and that is what we need
The Salem Hog.
The Salem hog has wandered away to
the town of Silverton. "'Occasional," in
his effusions in the Capital Journal
dated Silverton, Feb-, 19th, in. opposing
Mr. Hermann's return to congress says:
''What the people want ia aii open river
from Oregon City to Euge.ne. and a man
who will get it lor them." "Goodness!
gracious, Samantha!" are the citizens
between those points on the Willamette,
the only people of Oregon? Are there
not a few citizens along the Columbia,
and along tho coast? "Occasional,"
the writer above referred to, should take
an 'occasional view of other parts of the
state and not confine his microscopic in
spection to so small a territory, between
"Oregin City aud Eugene."
4 The Presidency.
We are in receipt of resolutions of
New York republicans favoring Governor
L. P. Morton for the presidency and the
reasons therefor given by New York rt
publicans. We recognize Mr. Morton's
fitness as to his abilities for that position,
but the east has had a president for so
many terms, by whom eastern" .interests
have been fostered by executive appoint
ments and patronage that wo think it is
now time to take a western man for a
while. Wo are not willing to go fa'ther
east than Ohio. Reed and Morton are
able men but they are too far east to
suit the western people.
Several aspirants for Mr. Hermann's
place in congress, amongst other things
ask for, simply, a change of servants. -A
change for what reason, we aek? Would
u change belter the matter? Why
cbango from one servant to another un
less it can bo demonstrated that a chango
icoufd be for the better? Mr. Hermann
has proved to bo tho best congressman
the state, has ever had. Then why not
retain his services? We belieye, and so
do tho people of the district, .that they
cannot better themselves by a change.
It is not good policy to change from a
certainty to an uncertaiuty.
Tho Plaindealer believes in keeping
"in tho middle of the road."
If republicans believe in protection to
American labor, American manufactures
American institutions, let them stand
firm for tho faith they have espoused,
and appeal to the voters of all
parties to its support and let them
bo tko judges, aud manfully
abide their decisiou, let it- be what
it may. Tho great and all absorbing
question is protection. The free coiuage
of silver question 'is only a side issue
or sort of side show. Its advocates aro
political "vitriol-throwers" to blind the
eyes of tho unwary.
The uso of silver as money is 16 limes
more inconvenient than gold, hence gold
is preferred to silver 11! to one, just ujion
tho same principle of the greater or less
convenience of anything else.
The sick are all reported as improv
ing. James Ellison of Itoaebnrg was look
ing after his interests here lost week.
Mr. A. Perdue of Lane county, brother
of L. Perdue, is here on a visit.
The hardest wind storm of the season
on the 24th was followed by a rain storm.
Snow on the 1st inst. waB three inches
deep and still snowing.
The late rains have brouzht na another
batch of salmon in the Calapooia, and
local fishermen are happy.
A number ot people hero will donate
work on the Dodge grade, under Road
upervlsorU. A. McNabb. and we ex
pect to have this road passable all win
Several of Calapooia'a neoole attended
the church services at Oakland last week.
and speak in praising tcrm3 of Rev. E.
A. Ross as a gospel expounder.
Last week G. W. Prior closed the trade
with W. H. Mulkey for one hundred
acres of land here. Mr. Prior is a man
of considerable means and will improve
A member of the Tyee coyote club has
a bait of bis own he is experimenting
with, and thinks he can- get the coyotes
easy enough when he gets the other var
mints exterminated that it will also at
tract Ab the time is drawing near for the re
publican primaries and county conven
tion, let us mike up our minds to come
to the front united to cut off all needless
expenses. Let us press the fight to the
last ditch, and Gght it out on this line if
it takes all summer. But let us not
waste ammunition on each other, but re
serve onr fire for the common enemy and
J. E. Haney of Elkton was doing
business in town Mondar.
C. L. Beckley, Elkton't) prosperous
merchant, was in the city this week.
A considerable amount of hops are be
ing loaded for shipment at this place.
L. S. Shipley, the Yoncalla real es
tate man was seen on our streets Tues
TLe Normal School Cornet band gave
ajijnteresting eocial Friday nighL
C. Graham of Roseburg was shaking
hands with his many friends here Friday.
J. M. Hockett was in town Saturday
looking after his political interests. Mr.
Hockett is a candidate for assessor, and
is an old republican standby.
Rev. Sanderson, dean ot the Eugene
Divinity school, preached at. the Chris
tian church Sunday!
A strange burglary occurred here
Thursday night. Kent & Son's hard
ware store was entered, and the safe' was
robbed of about ?I5 or f20, but the safe
was found locked, and tho till in the
waste baaket next morning.
Douglas County Tax. -.
Douglas county taxes, for 1S95 includ
ing state, county, school," indigent sol
diers, special school and city taxes:
State, 4.S mills f21.121.46
Scbooli4mills...'. ... ..... 17,601.22
lnd. Sol., .2 mills. . SS0.06
County, 13 mills 57,332.66
Total .'. $06:935.40
O . . ,
Roseburg, 5 mills. .7 ?2,732,S5
Drain. 5 mills 244.07
Poll ..v 2,413.00
Total of all taxes 109,646.83
The old decrepid monarchy, Spain, has
her back up at the action of the senate of
the United States in passing a resolution
recognizing Cuban beliRerancy. Well,
iet her howl and whiuo and splutter and
launch around as she may, Uncle Sam
will continue to shove his hands down
into hiB pocketawh'iU a. "broad grin" of
infinite pleasure will light up his coun
tenance, and, at the same time, he will
most blandly say, "Well, MissISpain,
jWbat are you going to do about it." She
jwill probably reply "You are no- gentle
man to laugh at my ca'amily," and that
will probably end the colloquy.
The Corvallis Gazette says: The
democratic papers of the State are not
given much to original editorials these
days. The editors use the scissors ; tho
Oregontan does the rest.