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About The Douglas independent. (Roseburg, Or.) 187?-1885 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 2, 1878)
. NOV. , 1878
MURE NECESSARY THAN EVER,
Within the history ot political
)tteT8uTregou the time uever
was wbtu a general Independent
movement iu preparation tor the
future could bo'made by the peo
pie with greater advantage to
then-selves tban iiow. The I'lde
endents are not a body of men
banded together to secure office.
-.Their purpose is to compel honest
'.government by electing only good
men to office irrespective of party,
and wherever Independents have
organized tor their own protection
it is a fact that is beyond dUpute
that organization has. com
prised fimply farmers and tax-
payer who were thinking for
themrelvun, who knew that De
ni cracy iu Oregou meant Ke
pubhcmisin in Indiana and Re
publicanism elsewhere signified
Democracy in other State8,and had
come together, concluding that
toe content between the two par
ties was simply suite for office, to
do the best nt$ible for the conn.
try and to ignore political creed
and prejudices to t e accomplish .
meat ot thi tnd. The history ot
this county, as all know, proves
thift,at'd no where has cither party
ueeii forced upon good its be
havior more completely than beie.
Neither party cannot now truth,
folly say the own and control
the county, and both know that
the time baa gone by for them t
put up old political shack for office
and exDect to elect them. Them
ii no Buch thing as a nomination
being equivalent to en election
any longer in Douglas county;
and what is truth here should be
spoken of every county in the
State, and would be if an honest
effort was made to have it so. In
dependents are to be found every
where in Oregon, and why they
oua work together as a broth
erhoBcan be seen when it is re
cognized that by such work they
can bold a balance of power
against either ot the two political
parties, and force the election of
only honest and capable men to
Political managers at the heads
of both parties tear the people
Mi il.:. i. : .
win coma 10 lun uouciumou,
honce there was much virtue in
the late Legislature, and ptmizaii
newspapers have since caugot the
fever that frightened members.
The political newspapers, except
ting those toward whose proprie
tors the finger of suspicion is
iqaarely pointed, are engaged in
denouncing wrongs supposed to
have been committed by Grover
& C. A committee, up pom
ted by a Democratic Speakrr
ot the ilo'ide, and composed ot
three Democrats and two lie pub
licans, is actively engaged in ex
amining the accounts ot supposed
delinquent officicials, and if there
are such it will turnieh proof ot
.1 Hm. . i . . i
iiiou gum mac as mucu as may
be p tsdihle shall be sved to the
State. Taking into consideration
the tact that such investigating
committee has bien asled for be
fore and refused by the same p r
ty that has at last granted it, dos
it not seem that an acknowledg
tnent h is been made by both par
ties ot the strength and influence
of the Independent element iu
the voting population whose mot
to has been in effect, we shall vote
for no dishonest men or with any
party which supports th-m ? Any
one present when this committee
was appointed will emember the
care shown by each member ot
the House to place bis uame on
the record which was to go to the
people. Those who did not vote
for the investigation through the
committee held back ouiy because
they thought other means could
be employed to the furtherance of
the same end; there was a gun
eral disposition to do right, and
party teehug was tor the time laid
aside. When did the two parties
unite upon such a matter betore ?
Never before ! When there was
inquiry made into Woods and
May's administration it was pur
sued by one party alone, and its
members hurried in the investi
gation an much for sake of polit
ical capital as honest glory. This
time the investigation has been
pushed by members of both par
ties and without hope of political
effect save what naturally follow
from the acts of thoe entrusted
with office and do their duty. Is
it not evident then from thi9 that
a change ha been wrought tor
the better? Cannot Ind pendents
see what iufluence they now have,
and that party members are uo
lot ger satisfied to trust to "-'ty
name alone tcr success? They
have, in a measure, come to ac
knowledge that in order to retain
office they hiut show the people
theyare worth of it, and having
forced party to this conclusion.
and into an examination ot past
account?, it i more i ecessary tbau
ever that Independents push for
ward unitedly that the good they
have accomplished may not be
undone, and that there may never
be another investigatnu. needed.
Let us then prepare ibr the tuture
not us do the office-seeker, but
as Voters who wish to know the
truth, and finding it, 'stuna stead
fast in its support.
G"Vernor Thayer 13 an eccen
trie gentleman, for proof ot this
we need only look at his appoint
ment of Circuit Judge, to the
(laces made vacant by his noiuis
nations for Supreme Judges. II.
R. Ilaima has been appointed in
place of Judge Prim in the first
district, nd ot Mr. Hanua's ap
pointment there is nothing to say
in objection; but there h the ap
pointment of B. F. IlardHig, of
which there ts much complaint.
Harding was uever a lawyer, at
least fifteen vears ago or more he
quitted his profession because he
could not make a living as such.
As to Mr. Bellinger, while we
believe bim to be an honest man
we must not overlook the fact
that more times than one he has
been charged with being Ban
croft & Co's. lobbyist in the Leg
islature. Hard mg might have
been resuscitated from the deep
grave of absolute forgetfjlness by
tht Governor to build up a new
and personal parti; but the Govs
ertior forgets he first proclaimed
that no man should be appoiuted
to office who was an object of
suspicion on the part of any one.
It Will be'a Joke.
With Bush as Superintendent
ot the Penitentiary. Harding as
Judge,, and Nestmth as Chaplain
of the State Capitol, it begins to
appear that Governor Thayer has
determined to cieate a party ol
his own, cen though he has to
dig down until he reaches China.
But it will be a good joke on the
Governor, and a second death to
is party, it two or four, years
hence, the Inaependents shall
take a hand in rewaidingr the in-
n'ceut and punishing the guiliy.
Just imagine the rattling ot dry
bones as the bodies of those now
n tlie i'apitol and Penitentiary
under Gov. Thayei's appoint
ments, are hurried off by a peo
ple who will have them buried.
notwithstanding the contrary
wishes ot a man who would re-
enact the work of the Savior so
Beautifully described in Scripture
as the rais ng ot the dead.
Resigned tlie Jurigship.
his position of Judge ofthe Fourth
Judicial District. He finds the
reduction ot Judges' salaries by
the late Legislature as reason for
his resignation, and retires from
the Bench with the best wishes ot
nil who knew him, and to find
more lucrative and less laborious
employment in the practice ot a
General Grant writes Mayor
Stokely from Bordeaux, France,
acknowledging the receipt of the
resolutions of the Philadelphia
City Council to appoint a epecial
committee to receive him upon
his return, mid states that it be
returns by way ot the Atlantic he
will take a Philadelphia steamer
and notify the committee ot the
time ot sailing. The General
thanks the Council and the citi
zens ot Pbilndelphia for the hon
or due him.
Henry Ward Beecber says
there are no reserved seats in
heaven. And there are some so
called preachere in this world for
whom there will not be even
standing room. Nothing person
al H. W.
There is evidently something
wrong in the investigati n now
going on in regard to the conduct
of late State officials. We lave
not as yet heard of Senator Gro-
ver's condnct,while Governor, be
ing looked ufter. When he was
Governor, it is certain lie was a
member of he Board of School
Laud Commissioners; it is equally
as certain that it he did wrong,
it should not be placed upon ex.
Governor Chadwick's shoulders
and he be made bear the blame
for Grover'a wrong. Chadvvick is
now a private individual, and un
like Grover, he is not now paid
for the abuse ot a press that may
seek to abuse huu; and it seems
that forgetful ot this, Republi
can and Democratic newspapers,
attack the private individual, and
by maki'ig him carry all the load,
would sci een the conduct of the
Tin duty of all is to defend
the innocent and punish the
guilty. No oue should screen
any man's oublic faults, and no
honest man will cove- up a pub
lic wrong. The warmest friend
Chad wide mav have in this coun
ty will willingly vote for his pun
ishment if tie is found guilty ot
commit!, g a crime, but there is
no one iu this county who will
s.iy that Chadwick alone t-hall be
punished for Grover's misdeeds,
or that he shall suffer for what
Grover has done. Let the respon
sibility ot each man's act rests
upon him, and no more.
Constitution of Soils.
Prof. W. II. Brewer, of the
Sheffield scientific school, iu a
recent lecture on the origin of
l io ks decay as truly as wood,
and more rapidly in hot, moist
climates man iu temperate rc-
g:oD8. lirazil is lull of decayed
rocks. Water containing ca borne
acid is a powerful solvent ot lime
stone, and even of granite. Some
of the most noted caves in the
world were undoubtedly caused
by tne action of water saturated
with carbonic acid formed by the
decay of vegetable matter in for
ests. Frost also aids in the de
cay of rocks. Cold expands wa
ter, and as it freezes, the rocks
are buret aasunder, exposing a
great surface to the future action
of frost iu wiuter. We have all
noticed the difference between
sea sand and land sand, the
former being smooth and round
ed by the action of the water,
while the latter is sharp and an
gular, the grains having been re
peatedly cracked and broken by
A gentleman of Vancouver has
a contract with parties in Europe
to ship a quantity of fir cones.
He has now in store about 400
bushels, which will be sunt toi
ward soon. Upon arrival at their
destination the seeds will be ex.
tracted and planted in h tnatiotis
congenial to the habit and growth
ot ti.e lir tree While Ame.ica
is getting rid ot her forests Eu
rope is actively engaged in in
Europe will want more wheat
for the next year than she did tor
the year past. In France the
wheat crop is very deficient, and
in portions of Russia and some
other countries it h below the
average. The quantity which the
United States will have is so
much larger than usual that no
serious advance in price is anti
cipated. . .I.,., -m-
A homestead is exempt from
debt provided the owner be the
authorized head ot a family,
and has tiled an article setting
forth such fact with Jhe recorder
of deeds prior to meh execution
being issued, aud provided the
total value ot such homestead
does not exceed the sum of
A man who was hanged in In
diana, being ot a practical turn of
mind, made no observations
about meeting anybody iu hea
ven. lie merely nodded to the
preacher and said laconically,
'T'l see you later," and then tne
The population of Oregou is
about 150 thousand people. The
exports last year reached within
a traction of $15.000,000 nearly
$100 for each inhabitant.
conclusively establishes hat Ore
gon is enjoying a tolerable degree
"LET NO GUILTY MAN ESCAPE."
Rosbbuko, Ogn., Oct. 30, 1878.
"I had a dream that was not til a dreim.'
The Democracy have been
singing the charges of
tion," ani the like, until it has
become a chron c complaint of
t heir's, J ut before aa electio h
the disease assumes a malignant
form that otteu throws them into
a fit. of genuine madness, aud by
dmt ot clang and clatter, whoop
and hurrah, they sometimes suc
ceed in mukiug a point iu their
political game ot euchre. Eight
years ago Grover was elected
Governor, promising the people
that the government should be
conducted upon strctly economi
cal aud honest principle'-. Sam
May was held up to the people
as a sample of 'Republican cor
ruption in office," which no doubt
was the chiet factor in ther suc
cess, and, with a flourish ot trnm
pets, i he Simon pure' Democracy
assumed the administration of
the State government with Gro
ver Governor, Chadwicc ecre
tary of Siate, with titer niino
offices in possession ot the small
fry. but taiihtnl followers of the
former, the great Mogul of the
party in Oregon.
But what a fall there, has been,
toy countrymen. Sam May hs
been out done made ashamed i f
himself as a petty, sneak thief
compared with the wholesale
stealing that has been going on
at Salem under thi pure Democ
racy that went into power on tlie
promise of reform.
Time at my command will not
suffice to enumerate nil the offi
end crookedness that has been
crooked under the two hist past
The innocent "sucking dove,"
Fleischman, Hackletuan, Cann,
uiory, cmiipon et ai, vere per
mitted to suck at the public teat
and grow tat, sleek and comely
their eyes stood ou with fat
ness aud all weut merrv as a
marriage bell and the dear peo
ple paid the bill. Grover has
succeeded in riding the bucking
political cay use to a seat iu the
Senate; ditto Slater, the "back
But it is p sserted by many that
Grover is all right, he is honest,
he is pure no fraud being track
ed to his door -and on the other
hand try to charge all the fraud
and wrong doing upon S. F.
Chadwick as a scape goat for the
siis of the party. Well, it is my
opinion that a man acting as
Governor, who is so negligent,
(even it honest) of his duties as to
permit such a -wholesale deple
tion of the treasury, is unfit to
govern a Stare--either i.orn ot
the ox will gore him and the
righteous indignation ot a justice
loving peonle will hold him up
to public scorn though he may
it in iheu.' S. Senate. "Let no
guilty man esc -pe."
Ot Final Seitlrineiit in the Matter of the
Estate ol Loivn Dhvib Di-ceaned.
Frank Davin, adiuinis'.raior of Estate of
lxreu Davi lec-asei. having Q ed his final
accountw showing all his i roceedintt in the
jr'nn8r8. It ia, tlitfrelore, oriit-red ilia.
vVmlneutloy, 1 ct-mbrr 4t. lo8, tm and Is
hrrebv mi apart tor tho hrarintf of objec
tions thereto, and tlie final st-uh-nirnt
th'-reof, and thai notiCH of the same lie
publ'mlied in the Docolai Independent
for tour conuecunv- hvcKu.
By order of Hon. U. Uaddia, County
T, It. SIIKRIDAN,
Kosebuiio Or.. Oct. 12, 1878.
AVINO DIFPOSED OF OUK MER-
cantile Busiiiens at Canyonville to
Messrs. Toklas Baden L Co., of San Fran
Cisco, we wouia respectfully call the af.e -
tion of those indebted to us and ask theiu
to make immediate settlement.
Makks. Sideman & Co.
160 Yews, $1 25 per head. Apply
II. CONN, SR.
opposite Metropolitan Hotel, Roseburg
GEO. BKATH, Proprietor.
THE FIKE8T OF
Always on hand, and in con lection
with the saloon will be found a
WELL-KEPT BILLIARD ROOM
both health these m parting game
may be indulged a.
QQOBB to be mold
GREAT SLAUGHTER IN
Ever brought to Roseburgf which he proposes to offer to the market at prices lower than
can any other house in the city. His stock embraces the
Yexy LATEST Novelties in Ladies' Fancy Goods
And also all Styles of " j
EINEST DitESS GOODS !
w Consisting in part of . '
f kLfts, flbidefuiiLOJ',
He desires to
Clothing Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods,
Comprising Full Suits, Ties, Scarfs, Cravats, White and Fancy Shirts, Colored un
derwear, Ladies and Gentl men's Shoes, also
Thankful fr pasttavors, I respectfully invite all my old costomera and the public generally to
examine the sttn-k in my store. AU will find it iu every way complete, and that I huve unirmmly
reduced the price of goods. J. U FLO ED.
"FARMER'S AND MECHNANIC'S-ST
Announces that he has
SEASON'S NOVELTIES 0
Also a full
Mr. Cohen announces that he
and is prepared to receive his
the production of flax seed, the un
deraigned give notice that
THEY W ILL PURCHASE
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE,
Will Coujract for hi! that may be
Of next season's crop, through their agents,
MESSRS. ALLEN & LEWIS
From whom seed can be had on application
JOHN O. KITTLE. Manager.
Pacific Oil and Lead Works,
f ..m6 San Francisco.
ILLUER I DRESS MAKER
LOCUST STREET, OAKLAND, REOON.
Having just returned from Portland with
the largest and most elegant stock of
Which 1 intend to sell very low, I in
vite the citizens of Oak 'and and vicinity to
calt and examine tor themselves before
purchasing els where my complete stock
ol Bonnets. Hats, Ribbons. Lao bilk and
Velvet Trimmings, &c
Orders for dresses attended to with neats
nest and dispatch. oct26-lm.
EVER BKFORE IN THE
C. FLO ED
Has the largest an.', best selected ttock of
aez piiffk, tfallafe
IPLaltL and 3fatLC Jfii&e,
inform the public that he has a complete stock ot
Glasswa , and
In full Supply and Cheap for all.
ALL DESCRIPTION 01 HAND.
an immense stock of
occupies S. W. Crane's store,
customers at his new store.
ROSEBURG- 211 uLS.
ALWAY9 ON HAND
THE VERY BEST OF FLOUR
Cracked Wheat, Graham Flour
Filled on short notice, and on most libera
terms. JONES & GATES.
CLARK eft McGREQOR, Props.
LIVE AND LET LIVE.
It in Roseburg, and having secured
the building adjoining John Clark's saloon,
we are prep, red to lurninii tn s orw
with the choice beef, wuitoi' and pork,
and anything else in our line of uade, at
he ver lowest prices. Give us a trial and
vouaillbep d. We iy the .
lJghest Frice for Beef.
Opholsterj, Spring Mattiasse8,etc.
Constantly on hand.
I have the Best Stock of Furniture south of
Portland, and all of my od
NO TWO PKICEa TO CUrTO ERS
Residents ol Douglas county are requested
to give me a call before purchasing .
All Work Warranted.
mLaldeneAy 3 lea.
Greatest Quantity !
. andJ . ... ! ;
Tho BEST VAEIETY
4' '-' OF j ' " '
Boots and Shoes
Ever brought to lioBeDurg at
LADII8 AffD HtSBC8
Boot and Shoe Heels.
Prevents running over and I
wearing off on the
THIS FIRM HAS OS HAND THE FIN
est stock of Leatherj in the r-'tate. and
is prrpared to do all kinds cf 'w.rk m
fiif t-clasj manner, upon the most res son a
ble terms. Parties needing anUhii'C if
their line, should call upon them fiifi ag
GUARANTEE ALL WOR C
Turned out ot their shop to be 1 1 an''
! m to wear rell. It
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
Have constantly n hand
GRCtRIES AH1 PS31S1
r WINES, LIQUORS (i
Wool and Produce
Of every description
H2S QDTU Hr 3HX OT
.AND. . 4
Highest Cash I'nce
S. MARKS & CO.
This institution of learning will eomroeiMMr
ITS FALL TERM SEPT. 19. 1878,
uner the jroldance of
ITev. J. H. Skidmore,
Principal. To the many friends withir tha-
reach of this Academy, we would say: That
each department, ot the Mhool wilt be uns
der til' control of those who hare added
to (rood ability, cult ration, patience and
experience. Theiw will be three depart
im main this Academy.
& MUSICAL' DEPARTMENT
We shall V glad to msist friends in the
selection sf homes for their children, and if
oar sugsregiions re followed, we assure
yon the children will b" shielded from the
B rd can he had at from ' $3 to $1 1 er
week. Tuition, from $-5 'ofli per quar
tet, in Academy Department; from $i to
(6 in Commercial Depi tment, and from
f 12 to f 15 in Muwcal l)ep tment.
J H. SKIDMORE; Principal. .
A. BUS HELM EIR, '
PRACTIAX. G UKSMITH
Has Permanently located '.a Roseburg,
OPPOSITE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL-
. I WILL OUAUHANTRE ALL
Superior any performed in Oregon
HAS OPENED A CIUAR AND VARIETY
hioie next door to the barber shop and
nearly oppieite to the P' stotfice, end has
one of the largest stocks of IniHried and
Domestic Cigars in ptock ever brought to
Uotteburg. His stock also embraces all the
favorite brands of Chewing and Smoking
Tobacco, Meerschaum Pipes. Notions. Can-,
dies and other articles found usually in a
first-class establishment of -the kind. My
prices will be low and my time cash, and
a share of public patronage is respecttully
Nearest to the Railro ad LVj ot, O klan-
JAS. MAHCNEY. Proprietor
THE FiNKST OK
WINESjZZIQROH 5 Or CIO A IS !' -
In Douglas county, aiid the beat
BILLIARD TABLE IN THE STAT
Kept in proper repair.
tSTTarties traveling on tlie railroad .vill
find this place very handv to visit du in?
the stopping of the train at the Oakl md
depot. Give me a call.
SMf JAS. MAIIONETc .
J. 15 SIfUTII,
Oaposite Abraham A Brown, Oakland, Off
Stoves and Tinware
A ND FARMING IMPLEMENTS.
Keeps always on hand a
And is always ready te sell goods for cask
at prices so that all will be satisfied.
QUICK SALES AND READY RETURN
Is my motto. Now is the time for your
W in t c p T rdc.
Best in the Stale
anJ connected with it is a large
WAGON YARD WITH FINE bhCD ROOM
Capable of accommodating an umlx oi
horses at'd wagon
BEST OP HAY AND URfS
Alwuyg iu full supply at living prices
And No One is Allowed to (ie
Don i fail to give a call, for we ari d
termined to suit you" in qimntitr, quality
and i.rices WRlHHT & CAliLCM.
T. C. SMITH & CO;
iMMKn.u vaajLUiaiu A
Patton's Block, State street, Salem, Oga.
T1ARTICULAR ATTENTION GIVEN
to prescriptions, aud all orders by
mail or express ailed prruiptly od accav
Physicians and Country "Dealers wil
save nwney by examining our stock, or pro
curing our prices, belore purchasing else,
JOUN EAST. PROPRIETOR:
BEST EAGER BEER MADE IN
TS MANUFACTURED BY JOHN
Kast, who has the article coustanth oa
anda. wbich he will sell in quantities to
nrchaaera. (Jive him a call. 48
TELLURIUM QUARTZ MINlKG
CON PAN Y.
"1TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
M the annua, fcl.ction of officers of the
Tellurium Quartz Mining Company, will
be held at Canyonville, Dungiaa county,
Oregon, on the 6th day of November, A.
D., 1878. commencing at 1 o'olock p. m.. for
the purpose ot electing S or more Direc
tors, one President of Board of Directors,
one St-cretary, one Treasurer, ine Superin
tendent and to transact ary other business
the interest ot the compvov demands.
E. : A4B, i eny.