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ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY, MAY 25, 1896.
Attorney at Law,
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Physician and Surgeon
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oMeace. rim doer Saatk of Ma. Carrier
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Surgeon and Homoeopathic
Oira: 1st Oo&rt Hock1.
far Sarrerisz aadRcUXati!iMal
aAaienc-l to Win P. Berra, Oaatj- Scr
U. 8. Depttty Xtneral Surveyor
ami ?foiry I'uljllc
Omci: County Jtil E-a-idiax, op Cairo.
Special ittcalica paid la TrxJeri icd
JERRY J. WILSON,
Wat(niakcr aHt! Jeweler,
4ii JncfciMii Street,
At iJCfen I C:?u F-Cuj?. EOsEBtJRS.
Va VII liepalrlux cutruslccl to
my care vrttl be PROZPTI.V ana
Werro always is the Lead, and mean to
The GcLIes ILuet U spon tu, aad farm
en arc amiliag LecMse Wcodwartl
loo xa to their tatrcst.
TImm m all I.sather sod Warranted.
At Kedoced Prices.
OattcuH year yare aod le sure and
Wodwrd itefore living.
W. ft. WOODWARD
To the Public.
On aod alter thisdute, I wish it uuder
atood tbftt mjr lermn (or all underlakcr's
goods sre caub with the order. 1 find it
impowble to '. btipinesn on n crcdi
mti, an ? ! live that I can do U'tter by
my patr- -.rA nijse'Ihy Felling strictly
for ash. 1' L' 'edick, ITndertaUcr.
Kosfcburg, Ore, April 12, 1895.
(Successor to J. MSKCLbK.j
Practical : Watchmaker, :
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELHIT. AND FANCY GOODS.
Guuuiuo Oi-tucilian I5yo
A COJirLETE STOCK OF
Cutlory, Notions, Tobacco. Cigars and Smokers' Articles.
Also IVonrletor and XLnunger of Roselnirg's Famous lifti-gain Slore.
The Best Stove is Always the CHEAPEST.
IRGHILL, WOOLLEY & MIKENZIE'S
losing i: Out
Having decided to retire
Dry Goods and Clothing,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS. CAP5,
FURNISHING GOODS, FANCY GOODS,' ETC.,
Remember these arc New and F: c ;h Goods, direct
from the markets of Chicago and Ne. York, and
who take advantage of this sale will s.ivc money.
5b3f,Also, Store Fixtures for Sale.
A FULL LIftE OF WlttPOW GLASS
ALL ORULRS PROMPTLY I iL I f I)
Jeweler : and ; Optician.
GIhsmcb and SJriect'aoleM
- - .
A Cnoice Collection, at Prices that Sell
AND CEMENT. -
Tho I'i-msukaleh has studiously ab
stained from disreputable personalities
of the candidates on tho democratic
ticket. It hn3 regarded them as repre
sentative men of reputable characters,
and tried to conduct this campaign on
its rart in a fair and generous manner,
and allow the Review to monopolize the
mud slinging business. Xow at this
time the Plaixdeaixii does not propose
to contend with tho Review for honors
of this kind, but it will notico some qf
tho Review 'a lies concerning Ecveral re
publican candidates whom the Review is
trj irg to disparage before the pcoplo by
mUicpicsBntations and frequently down
With regard to Mr. Crawford's epeech
at Glendale, exonerating D. R. Sham
brosk from any blamo in tho cscajKj of
Sam T.rown last winter, he stated that
Sir. Shambrook had nothing to do with
Brown's escape cither directly or iadi-
ectly, as he did not have control of the
jail in Licit Brown was conGned. So
far as any official blame wa3 concerned,
tho Cithcarts were to blame, as they
only, held tho keys to the jail, and kept
tho i risoners under their own supervi
sion. Therefore Mr. Shambrook was
wholly blameless for Brown's escape.
These were the facts in tho case and can't
be successfully disproved. As to Craw
ford's itating that Mr. Cathcart "pur
posely misdirected tho pursuing party,"
we unhesitatingly pronounce that a ma
licious lie told to injure Shambrook, and
for no good purpose.
Vs to the certiticato made at Eugene,
ptil 30, by one J. D. Parker, stating
that ho delivered a message to Albert
Pool, for which Crawford paid him $25,
that, if true, has nothing to do with
Shambrook's connection with Brown's
The certificate is doubtless a fabrica
tion by this irresponsible fellow ; but if,
however, Parfcer did deliver the message,
Parker dees not state the nature of it.
If it was to subvert justice what sort of
a fellow ii this Parker to be engaged in
violating law? This J. D. Parker, who
certifies, has evidently made it for hire,
after bting a tool, as appears by bis doing
an iilecal ac. if there was anvthinz
wrong in it.
Asin this certificate was made, April
30, and doubtless has been in the Re
view's poiscision about 20 days. Why
baa not the Review printed thatstate-i
ment while -Mr. Crawford was in the
city or in easy reach of it, and not wait
till Mr. Crawford had gone from home
and will not have an apportunity to re
fute cr explain it. Bat no, this black
hearted, vituperative sheet, attacks Mr.
Crawford. Thug like, in tho bock.
Mr. Crawford is an honest, upright
etti:eu, patriotic and law-abiding, and
not descend to sucu meanness as
characterizes the Review and the ring it
issubscrvant to for partisan purposes.
The real fact in the case of Brown's es
cape is, it was effected by a "diabolical
conspiracy" on the part ef sonio outsiders
for a double purpose. First, to assist
Brown's escape from jestice, and then
deliver him up for toward, and second,
to show to the county the inetliciency of
a republican sheriff, and thus make po
litical capital for thi3 cr.mpaign, and had
Mr. Cathcart been nominated for sheriff,
the Review would have opened its bat
teries on him. Now it shifts tho fight
The Review at the time of Brown's es
cape boasted of its tnowlodge of the con
spiracy and that Blown was "Secreted in
certain hotite in this cil'j," a fact that
has come to light recently and through
the grand jury's investigation, and now
atpalitical friend of the Review has been
indicted for aiding tho escape of the fel
low, and will bebronght before the court
for trial next term.
The Review evidently expected Brown
would bo recaptured and the reward
paid; but the cecapo racket would be its
capital for this campaign. The Review
and its abettors are working this echenie
for all it its worth their bread and but
ter by misrepresentation and malign
ing tne character ot good men
and worthy citizens. But tho -Review
perceives it can't win by fair means and
so resorts to foul Jones smirching men's
reputations by giving publicity to the
basest of lies.
Miss Pbinetta Blakeley started for
Rock Creek on the l"th inst. to teach
tho spring term of school.
A populist meeting was held on Men
day, tho 18th inst., at tho Oak Creek
school house. The speakers were
Messrs. Gazlcy, Jackson, Green and
Rowley. Although your correspondent
was conspicuous by his absence, it
seems, from what he lias heard, that tho
speakers made use of most of their timo
in scoring thu republican party, while
tho democrats were left unscathed.
W. K. Baxter gave two A. P. A. lec
tures here. The first on Tuesday even
ing, the 19th, at tho Mt. Scott school
house to a packed house; tho second at
the l.ono Rock school house tho follow
ing evening, to whiolf tho pcoplo turned
out en masse to listen to the eloquence
oi .Mr. Jjaxtcr. .ti ino urst lecture, one
Aug. t-ciuooiuann loot auvaniace ot a
chanco to make an ass or himself, in
which ho succeeded admirably, August
should form a more intimate ac
qiiaiutunco with the English langungi
before trying it again.
O.nk oi Tim Kins.
There will be great changes in the
senate after March 4 next. Thirty sen
ators will go cut, of whom thirteen are
republicans, fourteen democrats and
thrco populists. Tho Eenate is cow a
tie upon party questions. The republi
cans have forty-five senators, the demo
crats thirty-nino and tho populists six.
Upon tho silver question, tho free-coinage
majority is from six to U-n. It is
certain that the changes of this winter
will mako the senate firmly republican.
It is probable that they will give it a
Of tho thirteen republicans to go out
from California, Colorado, Connecticut,
Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina.
North Dakota, Idaho, Pennsylvania,
Vermont, Washington, Utah and Ore
gon, everyone will bo Succeeded by a
republican, and it i3 highly probable that
the silver senator from North Dakota,
Pennsylvania, (Cameron), Washington
and Oregon will be succeeded by sound
money men, as 'that is the dominant
republican sentiment in all tLo:e states.
Tho three populists and Peffer, Kyle and
Jones. A silver man will succeed Jones,
but South Dakota will certainly, and
Kansas inav nos'ibly. elect a sound-
money senator, neie is a eaie gain oi
five for tho gold standrad among the re
publicans and populists1, and a gain ot
two upon party questions.
The fourteen democrats going out
come from the states of Kentucky, Ala
bama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illi
nois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, New
York, Ohio, South Carolina, Wisconsin
and Maryland. Republicans will suc
ceed the sound-money democrats from
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York. Wis
consin and Maryland. Republicans may
succeed the free - coinage democrats,
Blackburn and Vest, from Kentucky and
Missouri. Counting only one of these,
here is a gain of seven party votes and
one for sound money. This makes a total
gain ia all parties of nine republican
... r . .
votes, which wculd give that party uigh-
tcenviajo:ity, and of fix votes on the
money question, which wcitid give
sound monev a majority o! from two to
six in the senate. No Eoand-inoner seats
will be lost. All the gains will teon one
The next senate will be U- sound'
money by a narrow majority, if all
Bui farther changes are hkeJy to result
from the moral influence of the nat
ional conventions. If the Ht. Louis con
vention will declare plainly for the gold
standard, it is probable that some repub
lican senators who have voted for free
coinage heretofore will defer to tho high
est parly authority and change their at
titude. If the democratic party shall
split on the money question, and the sil
ver half join tho populists, it is p-obab!e
that Eastern democrats in the senate
will no longer act with the silver party of
obstruction, merely to embarass the re
publicans, but will join the republicans
in support of such legislation as their
judgement shall approve. This should
make the senate strong enough, iu the
nest congress, to join the house in af
firmative action for ierinanept protect
ion or the public credit and mainte
nance of the standard of value. Oregon
ian. ENTHUSIASTIC POPULISTS.
Spokane Review: Populist papers
throughout the state aie giving prompt
and enthusiastic supiwt to the free lar
ceny plank recently adopted by the pop
ulist central committee of Spokane
county. It will be recalled that the
Spokane central committee denounced
as an outrage on justicothe practice of
sending men to the penitentiary for
stealing less than $200. The Index,' a
populist paper at Watorvillc, prints tho
plank with approval, and adds that the
"records of the superior couit of Doug
las county show that unfortunate and
friendless men have been sent to Walla
Walla for a long term of years for thefts
that amounted to far les than $200.'
This it denounces as "a gross evil in the
admistration of justice that requires the
vigorous application of common sense "
It is plain the Index takes no stack in
tho "crawfishing" explanation made by
a few weak-kneed populists hero in Spo
kane county about the resolution not be
ing understood by tho committeemen by
reason of the "poor acoustic qualities of
the hall." The Index believes in stand
ing up firmly for populistic doctriuo as
laid down by the loaders of the party.
But notwithstanding this indorsement
by the Waterville paper, the Spokesman
Review suspects that the honest farmers
of Douglas county have no sympathy
with this tender feeling for theives atul
lawbreakers who steal their stock or
burglarize their homey, and that they
will continue to demand the samo pro
tection from the law that is given to tho
rich. It has bceh thu theory of justice
in thu past that the poor man who loses
his horse, cow or househonld gooJs by
theft wants and is entitled to the same
protection which the law accords to the
rich banker or rjiIro.nl president whose
house is burglarized and his plate and
diamonds stolen. Penitcntiares aro
built for theives, and theives ought to bo
sent there, as quickly for stealing $100
worth of the pocr innti's property as for
robbing tho rich man's house of $1000.
Or. Price's Cream Baking Powde
V?tU's Fair Highest Medal and Diploma.
Tho Review eaya tho "A. P. A. gov
ernment of Ro-eburg has been the dark
est period in the history of our city."
Oh terrible, terrible! This is another
false statement of this self-styled "tax
payers' friend." The darkest period in
Roseburg'a history was when the Rose
burg ring ruled the city as with a rod of
iron and saddled a debt upon it of about
i45,000 by inaugurating a system of city
improvements which are almost useless,
viz: the sewerage; and also contracts
with the water and electric light com
panies at rates and for periods of time
that are iu cxcces of most other cities.
TI113 so called A. P. A. qoverninent, as
the Review puts it, has saved the city
about $SS3 since ita assuming control by
refusing to continue tho contract with
the water company on disadvantageous
terms to the city. The contract with
the electric light company has not yet
expired and of course the city-has to pay
for city lights at the rates of the old ring
board. This so-called A. P. A. govern
ment is powerless to cut down on that
expense. It is false, however, to call
the present city government an A. P. A.
government, It is the citizen's govern
ment. It was the citizens, irrespective
of party, who ros5 up in their might and
knocked the old Tammany ring out of
power, and with them tlje Reyiew, and
that is what it is belly-aching about.
Now it is renewing the fight against the
people of the county, and trying, if possi
ble, to reinstate the Tammanyites in
power with the hope that this fall at the
municipal election to again get control of
the city and renew the old water coa
tract and make the city pay $1000 a year
for water for fire extinguishing and
sewer flushing. And who has to pay for
it? Why, every tax payer within the
And who is mostly benefited by h?
Why chiefly those who hold the ma
jority of water 6tock and have property
in the heart of the city in close prox
imity to the mains. Those who live re
motely from the mains pay their taxes
and derive little or no benefit. If the
company would regulate the water rates
proportionate to the practical benefits to
be d. rived, the taxpayer would cot com
plain. But the way they have been
treated in the past is intolerable and
they have kicked, and kicked hard, and
tho Review complains and ', condemns
them with changing the city government
from those halcyon days of ring rale to
one that is "tho darkest in the history
of our city." In view of the foregoing
facts, will you voters now restore this
Roseburg Tamanv ring to power? .A
ring that has dominated the city and
largely the county government for years.
Now this "ring, Eeeing that its glory
has departed through old tactics, like a
rowning man catching at straws, it
raises the cry ot "won, won," when
there is no wolf in view. This mouth
piece of the ring, the Review, makes the
air bhid with cursas on the A. P. A.'s to
frighten the taxpayers back into sup
port of the old ring. Will they do it?
We trust not.
It ii growing more and more apparent
that tr.o republican partv made no mis
take in nominating A. W. Reed for state
Hon. A. W. Reed is gaining on his
competitor Jame3 F. Gazley every day
Reed will be elected state eenator June
1st, and don't forget it.
The republican convention last April
did a good job in making the ticket it
did. It is a good one. Every man is
the peer of his opponent.
Major MeKinloy appears .to be the
coining man. The papers claim he has
otl delegates pledged for him with only
014 against him. If he gets 5154 votes at
St. Louis, he will be next president.
The Review boasts of advocating prin
ciples, not men, and yet about all itsays
is a concatenation of personalities and
falsehoods. Principle be d d, as Gould
said, seems to be the only principle it
cares to discuss.
Hon. Geo. M. Brown will address the
citizens of Garden Valley, May 24th, on
the political issues now before the public.
Mr. Brown is a very interesting as well
as an eloquent speaker. The people of
Garden Valley will do themselves credit
by turning out to hear him.
The settled opinion of persons compe
tent to know the condition of the
treasury, is that Cleveland will
negotiate for tho jalb of another
hundred million dollars worth of gold
bond3. Where are tho democrats "for
revenue only?" Aye ! where are they
the Review, m answer to our ques-
tiou, "Where will you go in Douglas
county or any other county in Oregon
to find better m?n than the so called A
P. AV. have on their ticket?" says
" Cut it is a question of principle, and not
of personality of candidates " Ah, m
deed! When nil the utterances of the
Review are conspicuous for tho absence
of principles discussed, whilo it is sur
charged with vituperative personalities
There is scarcoly an article iu that slan
doring sheet that is not burthened witl
hitter invectives against somo person on
tho republican or populist tickets.
A BOOMERANG !
Fisher Has to Publish a Detraction
of his Statements.
In Monday's issue of the Review
Fisher s.tate3 that some of our most re
putable citizens were about to get on his
'fusion" car, and. great was his howl
thereat. This being democratic property
this year, he naturally felt like protest
ing, and proceeds to file his usual abusive
bill of false accusations. It transpires
now he has to take it back, for in Thurs
day's Review we see that Messrs. Mc- "
Laughlin (populist nominee for sheriff;
and McCall (tor clerk) ask him to pub
lish over their signatures their declara
tion that his statements regarding any
deal with them, looking toward with
drawal, or support from republicans, was
wholly false. And the Review, we see,
is obliged to publish its own dishonor
This is a sample of its whole course for
the last few months, and there is not a
thing that he bos advocated nor a politi
cal statement made by him during this
campaign but what he would have to go
back on today if it wa3 thought be3t to
crowd him on it. But we, as republicans.
agree that he is doing as much more
good than harm, in hi3 low-down me
thod of lying and dirt-slinging. Next
year, perhaps, he willbo tetter able to
Eeebimself as othera see him. We have
faith in the decency and common sense
of the good people of Douglas county and
that they will give such methods of poli
tical work a fitting rebuke. We haye
looked in vain for a single line in the
Review lately where he adyoeates or
commends an issue or measure whereby
the country might be benefited. Not a
thing but "d d the A. P. A."
Shades of Boss Tweed, Dick Cronin
and all boodlers whose arms were always
open to embrace Molly Maguires, Clan-
na-Gaels, Fenians and all other un
American avowed assassins and revolu
tionists, working and voting in perfect
harmony with democracy everywhere!
How virtuous he gets all at once. when a
society organizes in our midst
whose watchword is the protection
of enr American homes and the
spread of true American and patriotic
principles! This is gall and wormwood
to him now.
There has not appeared in the PtAix-
dealee one unkind word in regard to
any candidate on either the democratic
or populist tickets, neither have any of
the candidates on the republican ticket
had one word to say in disparagement cf
their opponents. The Review has had a
monopoly of this kind of politics. Popu
lists and republicans alike have been
subject to the false, slanderous and vile
insinuations and open attacks. Strange
it ia that young men like those who pub
lish the Review, who are expected to
live in Dauglaa county after this cam
paign ia over and to depend on the citi
zens ot the county tor their support,
would persist in their vile abuse and
slander of old citizens of the county ,tnen
who were bora in Douglas county and
who have a rtcord lor honesty and good
citizenship of which the publialurs c
the Review might well envy them, and
stranger even than this would it be, if
republican voters should be so far in
fluenced by the siren songs of this coterie
of administration, democrats who wor
ship no other gods but Clevelands, and
Carlisle, and who would only bind to
their chairot wheels, all these republi
cans who may so far forget what they
owe to their party a3 to be dup;d by
their false issues.
Restriction of Immigration.
The house has passed the McCall immigration-restriction
bill, which estab
lishes an educational test. This is better
than nothing, but it will let in many un
desirable persons. Perhaps the consn-lar-inspection
bill is impracticable,
though it is suspected that much cf the
opposition to it was inspired by the
steamship companies, whose revenues
are threatened by the restriction. The
Eimplest and easiest way to exclude im
migrants would be to pet a head tax of
$100 upon each one. The real cause of
eo much undesirable immigration is the
great reduction in the cost of passage.
That should be raised artifically by a
tax. The only desirable immigrants are
those with vigor and prudence enough
to overcome considerable obstacles to
their coming. That sort aro likely to do
well for themselves and for the country
after they arrive. Any oUier sort are
likely, in the language of the present act,
"to become a public charge." Oregon
That meeting ef the secret advisory
board mentioned by the Review, is the
stop-thief cry to detract attention from
the secret Eessious of the Roseburg ring,
which are held almost nightly in Kim
ball's room in the Abraham building,
where the government officials' meet to
concoct plans to defeat tho republican
ticket. This cry oi "s:croi advisory
board" is kettlo calling pot black, and
any paper that h:u a sense of shame in
its composition would not have the gall
to condemn in others what it eo freely
indulges in itself.
Tho first number of the first volume of
tho Evening Repub'ican, Colonel B. F.
Alley's new paper, has been issued from
Baker City. A typesetting machine is
used in doing the composition, and tho
payer is attractive in uprearance.