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ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1896.
" A7 "K? CRAWFORD,
. Attomfi3Lat Law, .
Boom 2, Marstcrs BnUdinc. .BOSEBUBO, OR.
r-Buslnrs before lis U.S. Land OBee and
Tes exses tv special! jr. . ' - .
QCOKGC V. BROWN,
Rooms 7 ad 3
T Wilson Block.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Will meUoe iirall tho conrU of lh 6tte. Of
1m in tie Court Houe, DoujUs countr, Or. ' .
Attorney at Law,
Offlcc orer the Fottofficfl cm Jaeaaoa strMt.
yyr W. CARD WELL,
Attorney at Law,
La Fayette Lxse. Jcdce L. Lquchaat
JANE & LOTJGHABY,
Attorneys Ss Counselors at I4W
iU prwUee in all the rarU of Oregon,
flee i tlie Tjlur-WiUoii block.
R. COFFMAN, ,
Physician and Surgeon
, .- (CrS, KraminlngSarseoa. j
OFFICE. Booms 6 and 7 Manten nnil.llnr.
Besidcnce. Fiat door South ol Hju Cnirfex f
-Special attention to Surgarr andth
Diseases of Women.
J. OZIA5, ?I.;1.
Physician and Surgeon
C - IkOSEBUBG, OBi I
0ce in a. Harks s Co. a Block, upstairs.
Calls promptly annrcrcd dr or night. '
J ! Lv MHiliKR, Mi D.. ' ' I
Surgeon and Homoeopath id
Bostburg, Oregon. "
eaPQubnle diseases a peeUltT. I
,yiLL. -P. -SSYDON, -rf .
Countj' Sut-'oyor. j
and Notary xatallc j
Omcx: la Coart Hocse.
Orders tor Ssrrcrinz andTIcld-XotasJijald
. be addressed to Will P. Hcydon, County Jar;
V. Briiepnty Mineral Survey
and Notary rub lie
Omcx: Countr Jail BaBdlnr. up stalrx
JE$tT Special attention paid toTransierfand
'Address. BOSEBtJEG. qp.
JERRY J. WILSOrt j
4ix JacUsou street,
At Lnersien'a Cigar Factory. BOSEBCpe.
i JP . - .5
U.A1I Repairing entrusted! "to
my care will be rROHPTLV iad
ALL. COMPETITORS !
We are ilvrays in trie Lead, and mean to
, ' t , , keep there. j
The Golden Hirvext is upon as, and arm'
. era are smiling because Woodward
looita to their interest.
Full Trimmed '.
These are all Leather and Warranted.
At Kcdaced Prices.
Consult your purse and be sure and see
s Woodward before buying.
W. (i. WOODWARD
To the Public.
On and after this date, I wish it under
stood that my terms for all undertaker's
goods are cash with the order. I find it
impossible to do business on a jcredl
basis, and belive that I can do better by
my patrons and mysolf by Belling strictly
for cash. P. Bexedick, Undertaker.
Roseburg, Ore., April 12, 1895.
(Successor to J.
WATCIIES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY. AND FANCY GOODS.
Ooatilxio :BrazlUim Evo
A COMn.KTE STOCK OP
Gallery, Motions, Tobacco. Cigars and Smokers' rticlea.
Alse-Preprrotbr and 'Mannger oMlosoburg's Famous bargain Store.
Thi Best Stove is Always the CHEAPEST.
GADRCHILL, WOOLLEY" MCKENZIE'S
Roseburg Hardware Go.
JRekl Estate Bought and Sold
Fa'rixis, large and small, to Rent,
1 Stock" Ranges', Timber
Jrrmne and Hop jLffnas 01 best quality, in cuoice locations,
iniuantitie.s to suit intending: purchasers, at reasonable
prices and easy terms. Inquire of
General Blacksmi thing
rROTTINQ AND RUNNING PLATES A SPECIALTY,
REPAIRING OF ALL K1SV3 PROMPTLY DONE,
aitoplon Corner WasliJnctou nud Knue 8ts., Ko&cbnrjf.
The Gity Meat Market,
And Dealer in
PRIME BACON, HAftlS, LARD,
AND FRESH MEATS OF ALL KI.NDS.
Orders taken and Delivered Frco
to anx part ot the City.
The Roseburg Laundry
aox Mnin street, opp. Hotel Viut lloutcn.
At Reasonable Prices.
BOWEN & ESTABROOK,
Blacksmiths and Machinists
Stephen Street, between Oak and Cass,
Macnlne Work n Hpecialty itOHEniiRC, OR.
Jeweler : ami : Optician.
GlnnsuH iiutl uuotnolo8
Lands - and Mining Properties,
S- KL BXJIOK,
r . . 1 irr
Sccecssor to 0. W. XOAU.J
- lu Scnsou.
AI.I WORK 0 CifJARAKTEIJO,
FISHER & BRYAN, Proprietors.
I. M. Colo was visiting bis (SarenlB last
D. Wliito is p till quite low but wo wish
him a speedy recovery, ,
Win. Deardorl and wife wero visiting
relatives here several days last week.
U. S. Hinery and John Grosa were
transacting business on Tyee last week.
Mias Delia Cole is visiting her sister
Joe Churchill was called in our midst
on official business last Friday.
Walter Tbrelkeld of Wolf creek was
seen on our streets last Saturday.
Uenry Hibert of. Millwood was regist
ered at the Hotol Stevens Monday.
Miss Rose Black is visiting on Tyee,
the guest of Mrs. R. 0. Lehman.
News reached us last week that little
Merile McKinney had died at Rice II ill
the 7th inst. She was the two-year-old
child of Mr. and Mrs: D. W. McKinney.
At a special school meeting Prof. F.
Gorrell was chosen teacher. Tho direc
tors deserve praise for their selection.
This assures them one of tho best schools
in the county.
Ed. Stevens spent last week visiting
on Hubbard creek.
R. II. Neyman and wife were visiting
at Mr. Joe Labe's last Snndar.
Dr. Piige was called Ui the bcdsido of
W. B. White the first of the week.
W. B. Griffith made a trip to Wil
bur last week.
C. A. Stevens is spending some time
with relatives at Rice ilill.
It iB time that some, of our good citi
zens were taking the game law in hand,
and seeing that tho law is respected,
when they come from all ula to slay
W.H.Cole is out on otlicial duties
Mrs. H. D. Germond of
Millwood is j
vtstling her sick daughter, Mr-. R. O,
Quile a unuiber from here attended
the funeral of Merile McKinney the Dth.
She vtaa laid to rest in tho new cemetery
Mr. Key more is plowing for B. L,
Key of Cole3 Valley.
During the recent cold snap we had
but one inch ot snow which IxsloJ but
one or two davs. East winds from off
your 93 inches of snow, or more,
gave a few chilly days and cold uights.
Keep your cold weather at home please.
Grars is booming on the marches
around the lake margins, the tront are
beginning to bite, the wild Mallards are
fat, covs are calving and onr dairymen
can show you a small pail of milk. Tim
is a dairying region where butler is
worth a bit a pound in summer, and
scarce, strong and high in winter. The
old cow is squeezed in summer fur all !
she Is worth and in the fall is given a
kick and sent to the woods to brousc on
brakes for the winter.
School district No. 93, elected two new
directors and a new clerk on the 2d. A
new and, wo hope, a strictly business
administration will bo bad. Wo pro
pose to know our resources so as to be
able to estimate revenues. We shall in
sist upon a complete and perfect record
of all business done in tho name of the
district. A new set ol ideas and a
strictly legal order of doing business will
prevail we are promised.
Florence weeps, oi should weep, over
tho loss of The West, and its ablo editor,
Hon. B. F. Alley. Ho will carry away
from the valloy of the Siuslaw, the
heaviest cargo of brain and ability that
Florence has shipped in many a day.
The biggest things now left on the Sius
law are tho prices charged by the busi
ness men for the goods they sell dn
store orders given in pay for labor. We
submit for comparison, the retail prices
exacted from buyers: Flour, ii per
sack; lard, (a compound of horse grease)
14 cts. per H ; beans, 4 eta per H ; Cali
fornia prunes, 10 cts. per It; other Cali
fornia dried fruits, 10 to 15 cts. per H ;
bacon, 15 cts, per H ; onions, 3 cents per
lt ; potatoes, 30 to 40 cts. per bushel,
(they grow here) ; egg3, 12J cte. per
dozen ; sugar, 7 cts. per D ; clothing and
dry goods at corresponding prices. We
have tho heavy freight to pay. All our
goods come by water, which is "oxpen
sive." Gaidiner is booming. Shu is the
liveliest burg in Douglas county. Live
and let live is tho motto of her business
men. S. M,
Who says that tbo deer dun't know of
tho Portland Rod and Gun Club law,
when they will deliberately come out of
tho brush and watch one niako garden,
and stamp their feet at you, defying you
wilh tho law.
Tliey are now inakiug business acho at
tho saw mill, and the way tho sawdust
Hies nud the boards skid is tt caution.
Walter Laird is oil bf ariug, so his falhor
runs the saw mill, which will over bal
ance nil his sins and "often infirmities,"
thus eutitliug him to a freo passport to
paradise. Ho Bays ho expects that St.
Peter will order him 11 harp just &b eooii
as he reaches heaven.
Now, Johnnie Beabout, we havo found
vou out, You havo been writing arti-
clos for the Roseburg papers from Grass
ville for some time, and you border on
the funny some times. "It is fair
weather ou Wednesdays, except when it
rains." Again, "Who was it that was
seen going along the mountain side on
Sunday afternoon." when all the neigh
borhood knew that it was Mrs. Scraggs
with a terrapin in her apron. You knew
it too, Johnnie, but yon wanted to excite
curiosity in the readers of the pipers.
The next thing yon will be for mixing
fun with religion, like that Johnnie of
old, the duck hnnter on the island of
Patmos, who in giving a repoit to the
newspapers of his his outing trip stated,
among other wonderful things, that he
witnessed an earthquako, when ey.ery
one that knew him In bis lime knew that
this was when the jug got broken.
From our own correspondent.!
Wasiiixotox, D. C, March 7, 189C.
From very early days of my life I have
been more or less familiar with the won
derful and magnificent building to which
the eyes of all patriotic Americans tarn
and which is the objective point of many
pilgrimages. It is an old and famili-tr
structuro and although I can, in a gen
eral way, say : "I know it like a book,"
yet like eome books I know I never torn
the old well read pages but I discover
new sentiments and thoughts.
I was in the representatives' old hall, a
few days ago, to take a glance at the new
statue to be presented by the State of
Wisconsin, the marble effigy of Pere
Marquette, which mute, and inanimate,
has caused much tongue wanting and
will doubtless be the cause of more.
Not far from where that vexatious in
tetjection is placed there is a pellicular
spot which always demands my atten
tion whenever I am passing that way or
have occasion to linger among the conn
terfeit presentments of the great and
uood ol former days.
Louulersunk into a ui.trtiio nag is a
simple memento, trodden under foot of
men, a mere piece ol brass, bearing an
inscription which could not porfibly be
more lacojic and serve a purpose, tt is
only "HERE" with that word sur
rounded by a circle showing "John
Qniney Adams, Feb. 21, 184S."
I well remember hearing tuv father
speak of that event on the day of its
occurrence and I saw the subsequent
funeral pageant, in this city of Wapbiog
ton, now nearly half a century ago.
Turning to tho congressional records
of that day we learn that Senator Davie,
of Massachusetts, in pronouncing a brief
eologium upon the deceased said: "It
is believed to have been the earnest
wish of heart to die like like Chatham,
in the mtdst ot bis labors. He
fell in hts seat, attacked by paralysis of
which he before had been a victim. To
describe the scene which ensued would
be impossible. It was more than the
spontaneous gnsh of feeling which all
such eventb call forth, so much to the
honor of our nature. AH gath
ered round the sufferer, and the strong
sympathy and deep feeling which mani
tested itself showed that the business of
the house (which was instantly ad'
journed) was forgotten amid the distress'
ing anxieties ol the moment, lie was
soon removed to the apartment of the
speaker, where be remained surrounded
by ofllicteJ friends till the weary clay
resigned its immortal spirit. 'This is
the end of earth.' Brief but emphatic
words. They were among the last ut
tered by the dying Christian."
Was it not a tritle singular that bo
many years after and on or about the
date of tho recent anniversary of the
passing of that venerable man, my labors
called mo, (or the first time, to what is
now the office of the clerk of the honse
There I saw a bracket surmounted by a
sculptured marble bust below which is on
a plain white table is graven, in English
Jonx Qcixcv Adams,
ho alter mty years ot public service
the last sixteen in yonder hall was sum'
moned thence to die in this room, 23
And this set me a thinking the sure
swing of the scytho of the grim old
reaper seemed to bo the only way that
this man could get his limit. Public life
was not altogether alluring to him, if we
believe his own words, and who can
doubt them? But the people of Massa
chusetts who have always been worldly
wiso, compelled him even after he had
been president to becomo their represen
tivo, and no man'can tell how raanyfyears
would havo been added to the sixteen
had not tho great roll call summoned
him away, and this muti was a Christian
besides being a politician and a states
man prominently beforo tho world for so
Politics is the business of a nation
and office holders are the agents selected
to discharge that business. The peopl
of a stale should be governed in their
choico of public servants by the same
rulo of conduct that is nppliod to the at
faira of an individual. Industry and ex
perience should bo given first considora
tiod. Ho who is industrious and expe
rienced is best lilted to discharge the
duties of a position with credit to himself
and honor and bono lit to his constitu
ents. Public ctlico, properly regarded, should
bo considered u public trust aud not an
object of privaln pelf. Rotation in offico
may bo very pleasant aud highly ealis-
laclory to the lew individuals who are
benefitted thereby, but it is a very bad
thing for the slate that sutlers by the
rotation. A man with a complicated
business would bo thought very unwise j
if he 'discharged a faithful clerk who
knew all tho ins and oat;, the turns and
windings of that business, to employ in
his place one ignorant of them. Even i'
his new employe were more able, more
brilliant than lib predecessor, his ability
and brilliancy would not weigh in one
case out of a hnndred, against the expe
rience of his predecessor. Such a
change, under any circumstances, wonld
bo precarious and of donbtfnl advan
tage, and wbero the ability of the two
parties weighed nearly even, it would be
tbo height of folly to make it.
Seekers for congressional honors in
Oregon, are at this time about 03 nu
merous as flies in fly time. Some of
them are, without doubt, scholarly gen-
themen, equal in natural attainments
perhaps to tho piesent delegation.
Their ambition is natural and laudable.
They would like to shine in public life,
they would like to bo more honored and
respected, if that is possible, by their
fellow men, and if, tho people of Oregon
are going to run their political affairs on
sentiment, on the proposition of "give
some other fellow a show," on the prop
osition, public office is private pelf, then
they should give some one or another of
these gentlemen a chance. But it will
not be business any more than it is busi
ness for a man to endorse, out of the sim
ple kindness of his heart, another mau's
note. He generally has to pay the note
and so in this case the people of Oregou
would pay the price.
It should not be a question of friend
ship for members of tiie present dele
gation or for Mr. Jones or Mr. Smith or
Mr. Brown. Friendship is not business
it is something outside of business and
politics is business. The question eyery-
sensible man should pot to himself is
whether Oregon would be benefitted or
in ured by a change.
Concluded on poije -.
BEHIND TIME AS USUAL.
Tho Review has just discovered that
California has a law allowiug tax payers
to pay their 'taxes in semi-anual install
ments, and in its issue of tho 9th inst.,
suggests that "our representatives in the
coming legislature should bo instructed
to work for this very reasonable meas
Our representatives in the last cession
of the legislature knew that California
bad such a law, and tne idea was incor
porated in the tax law- which passed the
house, this idea will be found in section
tion S3 of House bill 13, and is as fol
lows: "Provided, persons owning prop
erty, or authorized by this act to pay
taxes on the same, shall have the option
to pay their taxes in semi-annual pay
ments by 'presenting themselves to the
county treasurer or other persons author
ized bv law to collect taxes at anv time
prior to the first day of February and
paying the one half part of all taxes duo
on any property according to its descrip
tion on the tax rolls. Thereupon its
balance of the taxes on said description
shall not have the penalty added too or
collected until tne first day of September
The members from Dooglas conntv all
voted for this "very reasonable meas
ure" upon their own good judgment and
without any instructions.
YOU WILL WEAR DIAMONDS.
The Review note poses before the pub
lic as the adviser of the republican party
We are truly thankful for its "advice to
the g. o. p." and receive it in all meek
ness and hnmility.
We are willing to admit that the very
highest degree of intelligence has not
always been manifested in the cam
paign work of the party, and believe that
suggestions from such a high source, will
without a doubt contribute largely to re
publican success at tho polls. No true
republican will dare question the motives
of the Review, nor doubt that it will gen'
eronsly support the republican nomi
nees, from the head of the ticket to the
ibe muendoes, invectives ana abuse
hurled at Mr. Hermann and other repub
licans during tho last six years should
not bo remembered in the face of such
self sacrificing generosity; they should
be attributed to ihe eflVryeseent exuber
ance of adolescence, tather than the iu
breeding of blind, unreasoning, morbid
hate of all good which may emanate from
tho ropublicau party.
Tho talented young journalist has
doubtless experienced a chaugo of heart
consequent upon tho eloquent efforts of
tho Rev. Ray Palmer, and views now
with eluggish indifference the success or
defeat of the patty on whose success his
very existence depends. He has enjoyed
the city, county and federal suppott for
years aud under tho influence of Mr.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
Palmer'B magic eloquence he Is willing
and anxious to let tho county offices and
the attendant patronage go elsewhere.
His numerous and influential "old lino
republican" admirers may, also, have
been instrumental in effecting this sur
Undertbe influence of this strar.ee
feeling he does not caro to see the or
ganization broken up, thus making dem
ocratic victory a certainty. Bv no
means. Rather than such a consumma
tion, he will renounce all hopes of par
ticipation in democratic spoils.
We again thank the Review for its he
roic and timely support of onr grand but
feebleold party, and coneratnlate the
old line republicans" on securing such
a reliable and valuable ally for the com
There are a few persons who contin
ually find fault with the nominees placed
upon a ticket by the County Convention
because persons are nominated they dis
like, and then they go around piping
"ring rule." If the people would only
turn out at the primaries and choose
delegates to represent them in the Con
vention from every rural precinct they
would burst all such "ring rules." But
they to often keep aloof from the pri
maries and this makes "ring rule," a
possibility. The Plaixdeaj.eb urges the
electors in every precinct to turn out the
23th and see that men are chosen who
will represent them. This is the only
way to make a true representative ticket.
Such a course becomes your duty as well
as your privilege. If, however, you
stay away from the primaries yon hae
no one but yourselves to blame if the
ticket does not meet your app-oval.
Electors, a great responsibility rests up
on each aud every voter in his party to
turn out and be present at your primary
meetings and demand that the delegates
sent to the convention, shall name only
good men for the several offices to be
filled. But if you stay away, you should
accept with good grace the ticket made.
So we repeat if, attend the primaries
and demand your rights.
Reduced to Desperation.
The Salem Statesman askes the mo
mentous question. Can. ths "favorite
sons' forces from the different counties
unite?" and then adds: "There should
be a determination to do so." Yes, that
is a pretty scheme, for all Mr. Her
mann's opponent to uniteto dog him off
the track and then go to fighting, like
hyenas over a dead stag.
Yes, that is fine politic?.- These sev
eral opponents of Mr. Hermanu know
they stand no show unless they com Dine
their forces against him. If they can
prevent hU nomination at Albany on.
the first ballot, then thsj will rejoice
and take courae crying out: "You
see, Mr. Hermann hadn't a majority is
not the choice of the psople." And with,
false cries on their lips will try to force
Mr. Hermann's frien ic into line and join
one of the combination.
A Sudden Change of Front.
Last week's Review generously
eludes to accord to ilia A. P. A.
rights of beliigerants.
This tacit admission of the justice of
our cause is most unexpected. Wo
t.iHt this declaration is earnest of its in
tention in tho future to conduct the cam
paign against us in accordance with the
recognized customs and usages cf civil
As It Were.
Among other things the Rosebnn:
Pt-viXDEALca says : " Mr. Her
mann is a useless appendage to the
house of representatives." The stars
are ours. Statesman.
If the Statesman had added to the last
sentence, "and the lie is ours also," it
would have been entitled to credit for
telling the truth for once.
The State Prohibition Convention will
convene in the City of Portland, March
25th, at 9 a. m. sharp, iu tho I. O. G. T.
hall for the purpose of drafting a plat
form, nominating a tit-ket and tLo con
sideration of such other matter as may
come before tho convention.
Entertainment will be provided for all
visiting delegates that send their names
to the state secretary on or before the
IStli. Yours respectfully,
Jas. II. McKibuex.
The Durrant Case.
The latest phase of this case is an ex
tension of time of 20 days for the prose
cution to file a bill of exceptions. Then
the caso will go to tho supienie court of
, California where it will linger for
I months. So Durrant will notbehanged,
if hanged at all, for several months.
Or. Price's Cream Baking- Powder
I AwirJeJ GoU Medd MiWer c,!r Friadsc0.