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From our own correspondent.
Washington, D. 0., Feb. 22, 1800.
This welcome holiday began clear und
cold. As it wore on occasional clouds
chased across the vault of the sky, and
there was a little flurry of snow flakes at
times. Tho sun set in a radiance of
splendor ns if in defiance of the rude
blasts of boreas and the golden evening
betokens a bright tomorrow.
Congress is taking a tespite from its
labors. Tlio senate was alone in formal
Eessioii for the purpose of listening to
the reading of the farewell address.
The departments were closed: business
in general was suspended. The streets
have been thronged with comers and
goer?, chi-fly unknown (though repre
sentative) people. Ererybody who was
nnybod) socuied to be out and about en
joying the tonic properties of the crisp
and eager air. If we are blessed with
the same sort of weather tomorrow,
when the holiday shall have been suc
ceeded by the holy day, all the pious
people may hie them to theirsanctuaries
to return thanks to tho giver of every
good and perfect gift, for the health
which such days bring, for tho happi
ness which such days bestow.
If the immortal George Washington
could visit this earth and behold the
beautiful city which is known by Jus
name, he would be surprised at the vast
improvement wrought by time nnd tho
hand cf man.
The swamp lm been reclaimed, the
hills have been laid low, rivers and
tributaries curtailed and bounded.
Primeval forests have disappeared and
long files of trees bear testimony of ar
boriculture. Parks and gardens usurp
the places of fields and commons. The
most perfect of roadways with the
easiest average of gradients have sue
cecded to country like lanes and village
The most magnificent and majestic
building in the world crowns the sum
mit of Capitol hill. Its dome inspires
the beholder like a beautiful virion and
its white walls, pillared porticoes and
marble esplanades, terraces and ap
proaches, together form a picture such
as can Iks seen at no other place. The
palatial and massive buildings used by
the executive departments ; the beauti
ful pile of the Smithsonian Institute, the
National Museum, and public houses of
lesser note, scattered throughout the
city, diversify it to its vast adornment
and add immeasurably to its interest.
Innumerable private dwelling) of
varied architecture, are to be seen on
every hand, and their roofs shelter a
representative host of people gathered
from all parts of the union, from all
quarters of the globe.
Towering over this settlement and
piercing the air, far above turret and
dome, is a grand and graceful marble
shaft, simple in design, perfect in pro
portions, in whatever way considered, a
fitting type of the grand and majestic
character to whose momorv a grateful
nation has caused it to be reared.
The simple sarcophagus at Mount
Vernon holds all that was mortal of
George Washington, the obelisk and
city, in some measure, bear witness to
the deep seated affection entertained by
all good Americans for that great man.
Whether historians arc ritsht cr wrong
in their records cf the incidents of the
early life of the farther of his country is
a matter of no moment whatever.
Whether all that is recorded of the days
ef his younger manhood is legendary
goes for naught. The iconoclast is
abroad, he has robbed Tell of his apple,
Christopher Columbus did not discover
America, Pocahontas has melted into
thin air. and Washington's hatchet is a
myth, and all to what purpose?
The man whose memory we this day
celebrate was possessed of a great deal of
human nature. He could eat, drink and
makc;merry. He very often laughed
and frequently was the cause of merri
ment in others. He could dance well
and he danced frequently. Doubtless he
fell in love and fell out again. That is a
manly failing. He had a temperXand he
gave vent to it occasionally. He may
have used profane language at times. It
has been fully established that he swore
like s trooper at tho battle of German
town. There is a righteous wiath. Pos
sibly he played at cards, and lost, or
won, trifling 6ums of money. In fact in
the world, and at the period in which he
lived, he did pretty much as did the
other people with whom he came in con
tact, and he must have had a host of
ardent and admiring friends or be never
would have gotten to the top a! the hill
He had faults and made mistakes. Of
coure he had enemies. Today, even to
day, there are certain ghouls who would
defame him because of the cuwi;e
writers who have attempted to belittle
the man God made into a deiti-god of
their own creation.
The tributes of honor and respect paid
to him while living bear attestation to
bis merits of higher value than any
panegyric nttered "after his demise al
though a brilliant orator then pro
nounced him: "First in war, first in
peace, and first in the hearts of his
So Is his epitaph written, which time
may not efface. In conclusion let me
quote this paragraph from the pen of an
"The result of all that has been of late
years found out concerning Washington
is to place him higher, not lower, upon
tbo pedestal of immortal fame. Tho
lantern's flash light has revealed nothing
to tnako Americans ashamed of him, but
mnch to make them, if that were possi
ble, more than ever proud of him. The
same private account bookB which show
that he played cards for money show the
scrupulous honesty of his transactions
with all men and the unparalleled gener
ority of his dealings with his impover
ished country. Tue secret correspond
ence which reveals his hot indignation at
his caluminators, proves how quick ho
was to forgive and how eager lie was to
yield his personal ambition or preference
for tho young nation's welfare Finally,
his diaries and secret memoranda, never
intended for other eyes, establish it bo
joud cavil that tho strategy by which he
conquered in war, the statesmanship by
which he gained yet greater glories in
peace, were hip, and his alone."
Tho Review informs its readers that
tho Pl.msdk.uer will receive duo at.
tention from this paper tho Review
soon as spaco permits. Aye, Mr. Re
view, consult with your political sanhe
drim and as soon as you got loaded fire.
The fight on Hermann has dwindled
down from politics to personalities.
Mr. Hermann's great grand father
snoro 1 while he slept.
Go to A. C. Marsters & Co. for school
For a good 5-cent cigar call on Mrs.N.
Wood taken on subscription at this
County claims and warrants bought by
D. S. West.
First-class stiff hats at Jack Abraham's
Clarke seedling straw beiry plants for
sale at McCall's farm.
Have you seen the latest in ladies' und
gents' watches ai Salrman's.
Munyon'8 Homojpathic Remedies for
sale at Marsters' Drug Store.
Buy your silverware at Salzman'd and
get the best at the lowest prices.
Munyon's Homeoiuthic Remedies at
A. C. Marsters & Co.'s drug store.
Buy one dollar's worth of groceries at
Allison's and get the $5.00 in gold.
A full assortment of cigars of all quali
ties, tobaccos and pipss at II. Easton's.
Goto W. H. Casebeer'a for a good
Hcidsick cigar. They'ie dandies try
More new goods at Jack Abraham's
and more to come. Now in the time for
Hay ; choice oat hay, $3.00, timothy,
$9.00 per ton, delivered. Cawlfield'a
Printers' ink, quantity, quality and
prices, arc moving goods from the
ehelvea at Allison's.
Oranges, lemons, apples, potatoes
onions. Early Rose potatoes. Eastern
hams 11 cents, at U. Easton's.
Jack Abraham has the only exclusive
men's furnishing store in Rosebnrg. He
has a complete stock of men's clotLing of
all grades cheap for cash.
Gold! Gold!! Gold!!! $5.09 in gold
will be given away at Allison's grocery
on April first. One dollar cash purchase
gives you a number. Call and see.
Ladies, are you in perfect health? If
not, why not try the great home remedy,
Viavi. Mrs. Berry is agent for Douglas
county and will fill all orders promptly.
When yon don't know how to amuse
yourself these long winter evening3,
drop in at the City News Stand and get
a late magazine or novel, fresh from the
L. Langenbcrg is still on top. He
carries a full stock of choice music, mu
sical instruments, violin, guitars, accord-
eons etc., violin strings of best quality
always on hand.
Oregon's GreatestDaily, Ithe Oregon-
ian, delivered at'yourdoor every evening
for only 15 ccnts'per week, Sunday in
cluded, 20 cents per week. Leave orders
at the City News Stand.
Slow Jerry the jeweVr has H carat
filled gold ladies watches now on u!o.
Prices reduced from 25 to $15, decided
bargains. Don't fail to examine them
before purchasing elsewhere.
Good pastureage for stock at reason
able rates by the month. All stock
taken absolutely and en tue I v at
owner's risk in every particular. For
particulars enquire of C. A. Blacknian,
A lady stepped in at Allison's the
other day, and priced a few groceries,
then exclaimed : "Why, they have been
charging me more for everything I have
bought; I guess I know where to go
Gentlemen desiring ready-made cloth
ing will find it to their advantage to call
on Jack Abraham, who has opened a
clothing and furnishing empi.ium in
the Taylor and Wilson building. Satis
faction guaranteed, both as to quality
and style of goods and prices.
With Ihe Sanday Examiner of each
week you get the latest song with music,
and with the Sunday Chroniclo you get
one of the latest fashion plates. Tho
Daily and Sunday Examiner or Chronicle
delivered at yonr door every morning for
only 15 cents per week. Leave ordere at
the City News Stand.
Voting in years but old in experience;
Jack Abraham, the boss clothier, has re
established himself in business at 229
Jackson street, neat door to W. C. Hilde
brand's in the Taylor & Wilson block,
where he is prepared to furnish gents
with all sorts of goods from hats to
shoes at hard time prices.
To the Electors of Douglas County.
l again am a candidate nn the republi
can ticket for the office of county as
sessor, and shall be pleased to receive
the support of all who can honorably as
sist me. I owe nobody a cent, am there
fore free to act fairly and justly to and by
all, and for the beet interest of Douglas
county. I belong to no ring or combine.
Yours Faithfully, Geo. Cctlack.
All persons are hereby uotitied to
make immediate settlement .of their in
debtedness to tho late firm of 8. Marks
& Co. ; otherwise tho same will bo placed
in hands for collection. Please give this
call prompt attention and thus avoid ad
ditional costs. Asiieu Maiikb,
Administrator of Estate of S. Marks
k dealing wi
G. W. KRUSE
406 Jaclcsou St.,
One door south P.O.
Choice Tcai, Coffees,
Tobaccos and Cigars.
AjhI every thing clso In
richest Jlarbct Paid for Country Produce.
Olvo him a call and bo convinced.
AND SO HAS
AT ALLISON'S I
CONE TO ROCK BOTTOM.SSEE 1
. Star. Climax, Horse-Shoo aud Spear
Head Tobaccos, go at -15c per plug.
Toddy, Even Change, Battle-Ax, 25c,
Rico, IC lb for $1.
Sugar ICand 17.lt. for $1.'
Choico i-'avon Soap 85 j er Iwx.
Canned Corn 10c.
Tomatoes 5 and I2Jc.
Best Spiuer Leg and Japan Tea 40c.
Gun-Powder Tea -15c.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder 1 B
can 30;, -i S can 15c.
Eastern Hams lDXc.
4B Pruuc3 25c.
Brooms 50. 30c and 40c.
Rope 10c per H.
Beans 3o, eti,'etc.
Older uoods accordingly.
Give us a call and wo will doyo'j
D. F. ALLISON.
Jou. 30. '9G.
MRS. Iff. -BOYD,
DEALEE IN C20ICE
Books and Children's Toys.
-A FULL LIKE OF-
Fruibj, Xuts, French Candies, Confectiouerj
Canned Goods, Coffees, Teas, Etc
IH POUTED KET WEST C1GAUS.
CHOICE b" HANDS OF CI0AKS
J. F, BARKER & GO.
A apdI tnni J unJultrtJ Tea. Our
It bavin; a luge ule " a'.flta vt
Glass and Delf Ware
aatjolibioj low .nct. Our own amati
Tocti ux are Tf ry popular.
H, C. STANTON
Haa jut rtctiyeil a nn til extesalTe itock o
DRY ; GOODS
Ladies' Dress Goods, Ribbons, Triunniugs,
Imcs, Etc, Etc
-ALSO JL FINE STOCK OF
BOOTS AND SHOES
Of thfl best quality and flnlili.
Wood, Willow and Glass Ware,
Crockery, Cordage, Etc,
Alto iti'l in large quantities anil at prlcfa tc
.it the time.. Alo a large stock of
Which i oflVrl at cot price. A full and
itclect atock of
Conatantlyon hand. Alaotbe
LATEST NOVELTIES IN STAT10XKK)-.
Oeiieial agent for every variety ut aubscrlpMon
booka and periodicals published in the United
Statea. Peraona wishing reading matter or any
kind will do In give me n call.
Shilo'H Cure, llicgrcat Cough and Croup
Curo, is in rcut dcn.and. Rocket uizo
contains twenty-five, only 25 cents.
Children love It. Sold hy Druggists.
Illustrated by G dolls with 21 dresses, 6 suits, 28 hats,
nnd 30 other articles, furnishinp the ladies with the latest
French fashions as well as the children with an amusing toy.
WaVS tO Seni 6 Coupons, 01
fl a4 TuiJ Sendl Coupon and 6 cents, or
a eX I II CSe "j Bena i0 Cents without any
FaQriinnc coupon, to
a w a a
Blackwclt's Durham Tobacco Co., Durham, N. C, and the
Fashion Dolls will ho sent you postpaid. You will find one coupon
inside each s oz. bag, and two coupons inside each 4 oz. bag ot
Buy a hag of tils'; Celebrated Smoking Tobacco, and read the
coupon, whicii gives a I ist of oth er premiums and how to get them.
2 CENT STAFFS ACCEPTED.
ft awQ rosTo oss Store.
NEW GOODS JUST ARRIVED.
Wntch tbe heading, and see how they go. Yesterday we had '93 today '00
We havo pnt our prices of Second Hand I'ianoa so low that the public can see the
greatest reduction ever offered in Pianos. Prices ranging from $75 to $175 for
second hand. New pianos, $200 to $400. We intend to closo out our entire stock
of musical goods this spring and summer. Business and residence property on the
installment plan at a low rate of interest. Call on us. Address,
T. K. RICHARDSON,
Wo will keep in slock this season Morgan & Wright Quick Repair Tiroa for
all Wheels. We will also keep the League Tires, and a full stock of Rubber and
Rim Cement, Valves and Patching Rubber, Bells and Lanterns, and almost
everything in the Bicycle line.
Send for our Catalogue of '90 Wheels, aud wc will send you free for six months
a copy of the New York Cycle Rullctin.
CARLE & RICHARDSON,
his is the Place
A full aud complete assortment
of all goods usually kept in a first
Everything offered for sale is freshj
and sold at very reasonable prices.
We have a very choice stock of
canned goods, including both 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.
New York Cash Store,
ALEXAflDER & 5TR0I1G
325 and 32S Jackson St
Bet. Oak and Washington.
t r TT T T Q T Q largest and Best Assortment CTcr
V V i 1 L 1 JV 1 Cf JTV, broaKht to Southern Oregon, and
A Large and Elegant Line ol
We call the attention of our
friends to our beauti
ful stock of
Bed Room Sets
Parlor and Dining Chairs
Rugs and. .Carpets
And all Household
Our Stock is
Unexcelled by Any House
South of Portland.
NO TROUBLE TO
nt cvn wnrn v crnnur the popular
A SQUARE DEAL
4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1 a 3 4 5 o 7 8 9 10 11 12
Is what we give to every cus
tomer, for we believe the best
advertisement nossible 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. j
WOUENBEBSI T flBRiHif
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