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.NOV. 16. 1878
N ARIIO W-GAIIU E RAILROADS.
The sooner the people ol the
(Jiflerent coanties in the State ful
ly realize what benefits will accrue
to thera from the cooitruction of
ahort Darrowgauge lints ot rail
road, theqoicker will they find
- what, is nece-eary for their advnce
ment in wealth and the promo
tion ot the general welfare; and,
. then they will bcild longer lines,
and have reason tor rejoicing be
cause the tate has been made a
network map of difierent lines for
land transportation. People in
the Eastern States, and v Colora
do and elswhers, have come to
this conclusion long ago, and so
profitable was theccramencement
line round, that w:th Mj.hat ba aN
ready been constructed, there will
be at least 6,000 miles of narrow
gauge railroad in active operation
within two years innide the limits
. . ot the American Union.
Heretofore we have pointed to
the fact that the people ot Doug
las and Coos counties have the
same natural inducements to build
a narrow-gauge line as did the
people who constructed thera iti
Ohio and Pennsylvania; and i
they are found set sustaining :n
Colorado, why should they not le
bo in Coos and Douglas counties
with a grain producing district at
one end of the line, and a sea
port and inexhaustible coal-fields
at the other,, and but a very short
line to be bailt?
It is true there hasalready been
:a movement made in favor of
such aline by tbe citizens of Coos
; county; Jjut the movementso
x far as we are informed has re
Suited in nothing more than a se
ries of resolutions, and, to all in
tents and purposes, might as well
have never .been made, without it
might be thought , as proper in
- Tthe way of an initial step :in the
. - right direction. Coos county,
- however is at least ahead ot Doug
las. Our people have not held
a public meeting even, and their
,.: conduct with this regard, will
. never do. Had we the right to
-., censure, we would use strong
j terms, and tell them they act as
. does Idleness, when she holds her
lap open an (.expects it to be fill
ed ,w"yh blessings innumerable,
without an effort on her own part,
and then curses fortune and corns
; p!a;ns at hard times when she
discovers her mistake.
If we want- an increase of de
mand for our products,, and coo-
t tent in old age, we must work for
i it. In dome way the people ot
DouglaB county must not spend
their time in counting upon their
fingers the wealth a narrow-gauge
line will bring to them. They
must woric in connection with the
people ot Coos county', and do
something for their own salvation
besides bnilding an outlet to tbe
sea on paper.
It Was the Merchandise.
The government stamp upon
a piece of p per, the greenbacker
knows, gives that paper value.
- This was proyed during the war,
when the greenback, remained
steady white gold went wobbling
about in the most frightful man
ner. No, it could'nt have been
. gold that went np or down, be
cause that,, also, has ihe govern
, meut stamp on it. Boisbraething
or other fluctuated .violently, and
as merchandise did not have the
government stamp, it mu9t have
been merchandise that flew round
Determined for the Right.
Independents everywhere are
pleased with the course pursued
by this paper. We are gratified to
know this to be true. The peo-
, pie's caune is our own, since we
, are one of the people; and that
', they are determined in fav6r of
i the right serves us as a stimulant
., in all our work in their favor. So
long as we know we are with the
people our desire will be to serve
ibem to the best of our ability;
, whenever we fail it will be when
w we are not properly informed.
"A solid North" andtj"a solid
South" are the caprous just now
io political articles in various
uewspapera. If the paper is Dem
ocratic in politics, the latter is tb
heading of the leading article ; if
Republican, then we see the words,
"A Holid North" staring us in the
tacejin bold capital tetters.
It seems from thie that both par
ties! want something solid, and
either is content it its organs can
possibly make it appear that there
is a solid section in its favor any
where; But where is Ine patriotism in
all this? There is nothing more
thau the drawing of sectional
lines, and the announcment that
through party prejudices and paf
ty strife there must remain what
existed long before the war a
divided country a North and
Who are the mischief-makers?
What is there wrong in our laws?
It must be that the leaders of the
tactions whose insane acts and
unpatriotic motives on both 6ides
brought about the rebellion, are
Hgain coming into office, and
again would engender strife be
tween sections for their own
chance ot aggrandisement, even
though by a doing the perpetuity
ot the Union was once more en-
Time may prove that the strug
gle is to be renewed. It will be
it sectionalism is to be a teaturein
the govemmeut. The only hope
Hgaiiist this proposition is that the
people wilj have too much good
sense to be lead the wrong way
by leading political cormorants
Without they put on tne check.
and are independent of party, it
may be hat the darkest hour ot
the Republic is yet to come,
j To Protect its Rights.
A Washington dispatch says:
"The mission of the Chinese em
bassy! to this country is said to be
to protect the rights of the l'ekin
government in case any legislation
is attempted to reverse the Burs
lingame treaty, so as to give this
government some control ot the
matter ot Chinese immigration
The Chinese have an idea founded
upon demands made by congress
men from the Pacific coast, that
to bring the control of immigra
tion solely within the power of
the United States is virtually to
prohibit it. It is believed that if
such action is insisted upon by
congress, China will take steps to
prohibit American immigration to
China to the extent tha: Chinese
immigration is prohibited iu the
United States. To guard well the
interests ot China in this respect
is said to be the specilic duty ot
Chin Lan Pin and his suite, in
coming to the United State-."
The last issue of the Plaindeala
announces thj retirement of
W. H. Byara from that paper, ana
that C. Y. Benjamin has pur
chased the same. While engag
ed in the newspaper business Mr.
Bvars aud the editor of .the Ixde
penkjjt have had some bitter ar
guments, and most probably
from the fact he did not know us
better; uow that he is no longer
in the position he occupied then
we sav to him we bear no malice,
(and we never did so), and wish
him success in whatsoever he -engages.
To the uew. proprietor we
extend the fraternal hand ot the,
craft, coupled with the hope that
he may meet with groat success
.. . . . . .
Where Have they Gone?
Where have those Republicans
gone who were so bitterly cursing
Hayes' policy just prior to the
late State electious those blood-and-thunder
fellows who had uo
mercy in their hearts for the
Southern people? Since the
President's olive branch was
proven to be in accordance w;th
the wishes ot a majority of the
people, and therefore good policy,
we have not seen "one of thera
around. If there is one in the
county he is speaking with a
weak, small voice just now.
First Call of the Season.
The first New Year's call of
1879 will be on John Sherman by
a prodigal who has been going up
and down the land these many
years' with "This is a dollar" tack
ed to his greeu back. Ihe poor
fellow till be taken m and re
deemed, and his life of vagabond
age will bfe over. Thereafter he'll
be as goodi as gold.
The Oregonlan ot the 12th ii:st.
has the following!
Senator Mitchell, it 'appears, has been
romancing again. On the 2th h ult.he told
the Washington corresiondeut of tne Sew
York Evening Mail that "had he been
home two weeks in advance of the meet
ing of the Legislature be would ha e been
re-elected; and, as it was, he came within
twelve votes of an election in a Democratic
legislature." The record shown, if
we mistake not. tint he got two votes out
of ninety, after failing utterly to obtain a
caucus endorsement from the Republican ;
minority. On the wi.oie, therefore, a reas
onable doubt may be entertained as to his
coming so near a re election.
There was as little romance in
wht Mitchell said to the corres
pondent ot the Eastern 'paper as
any ohm can well imagine; the
history of the hft Senatorial
contest, in fact, if rightly written,
would prove the truthfulness of'
It is true he was not endorsed
by the Repub ican caucus neither
was any other Republican en
dorsed; Dot Mitchell would have
received such endorsement the
moment enough Democratic votes
had come over to him to make
his election certain. The Repub
lican managers could only hope
to elect the Senator through stiff
hunting, and.their failure to en
dorse any Republican va but a
ruse to hill Democrats into fan
cied security by apparent inter
nal dissatisfaction until the time
for action came through'an ad
Eastern Oregon members gave
many to understand that unless
Slater was nominated in caucus
before the first ballot in joint con
vention was heid they would vote
for Mitchell's re-election. They
were afraid to commence ballot
ing before a caucus nomination
was made, for the reason they be
lieved Gen. Ltine would be elect
ed; and, as they had votes enough
to 'do as they ph ased, they simply
left it with the party to chose be
tween Mitchell and Slater. Hav
ing no other alternative, the party
voted tor S ater.
These are facts generally known
to those who were in Salem and
closed watched the contest; at d
they stand as proof undeniable in
favor of the story told by Mitch
ell to the eastern newspaper's
Knows How it is Herself.
Mrs. Belle W. Cooke, under
the caption of " Gossip," thus
writes to the point in a late num
ber of the Salem States man:
I do not believe this is such a
bad world after all. If yon want
anything long enough, just keep
on tnd never let up; it will most
always come to you, in some shape.
Of course it is more satisfying if
you can help it along, or work t-.
get it in some way; but if you do
your best, and cannot seem to
help 3'oiirself, I think in most
cases something "turns up," as
Micawber has it, and you gain
your reasonable desires.
lieath of an Ahle Editor.
Wednesday evening V. 11.
Newell, editor of the Walla Walla
Statesman, departed this lite. At
this time it impossible for us to
speak ot ihe deceased as we knew
him when learning the art preserv
ative 'und-r his wise direction
Like many others who were wel
acquainted with him we deplore
the death of one who was an able
writer and over a warm-eearted
friend. May God have reeeived
hi3 soul in heaven.
Justice Will he Done.
There are men who will assert,
contrary to facts so tar net forth,
that the committee of investiga
tion now sitting at Salem, will ot
bring forth the proot as they find
them. Nobody would say this if
they were personally acquainted
with Mr. Galloway, of Yamhill,
lie will hide no one's faults, and
spare no one from censure. lie
is an honest man, and his aim is
justice to all.
A New Paper.
.We I ave received a copy ot the
Seattle Daily Post, published at
Seattle W. T. It is edited by our
old hiend, Kirk'C. Ward, a gen
tleman tor whom- we have the
warmest personal friendship. We
wish you success, old friend, and
that prospeiity which your
sprightly dmly paper eminently
The Casting Vote,
Indiana will ha?e the casting
vote if the election ot President
is thrown into the Ilouse ot Rep
resentatives, since her people have
elected to Congress a greenbacker
who s tys he will vote for a green
back man first, a Democrat second
and a Republican last -
Don't Condemn Him Yet.
t V-mmon charity and justice de
mand that ex-G'xernor Chadwicl
be not condemned for wroi g-do-ing
until the proof is fur.ished.
What right-has any nvui to b-iar
.witness against his neighbor with
( uf positive proof hi his neighbor's
guilt, r a personal knowledge of
such fact? The answer is plain
none at ail.
Wants to Know His Policy.
The New Yck Tribune ot the
6th urges Secretary Sherman, in
view of the popular expression fa
voring resumption, to announce
specifically his policy on ti at is
sue, indicating what steps he pro
poses to take to equalize gold and
paper ;n the market value, and
al o whether he proposes resump
tion in silver only. It suggests
the withdrawal of small note"! in
favor of silver an i the payment of
gold freely in advance ot the day
fixed for resumption.
R OSEBURO AC A DEM Y
Ul WINTER BK8SI0X OF Tmi INSTITUTION
Monday, Dec. 2d, 1878.
Under thevpervisi.n 1 the undersigned
assisted by Miss Hut. in Oiililand and J.M.
Bower The term will continue sixteen
week?, end'ug March 28th, 1878.- The 1 1
o winjr ar the
RATES OF TUITION :
Orthography, Reading and Writing
pr month $1 66; er term...... 6 00
Ejtiglisli (trammar or (teouraphy per
muiiih $3 00; per teon 8 00
Higher Aii'lhniatic, Aljrehra. Oeomtry
Itookkeeping pr ni$-.'- 50; per term 10 00
Ijimii, Hreek or rreueu per month
-$i 00; per term 12 00
J. BROWNE, L. L. D.
V. GESNER, M.D:,
Physician and Surgeon,
Office "at '--
l G. WOODWARD,
And Dealer in
SADDLES AND BRIDLES.
Next door to Marks & C 'a. warehouse
I wnnid respectfully-infirm the public
that I have now on haui the iargest most
complete Mock ot SADDLE;'. BRIDLES,
I1AK.N ESS, SADDLE and ORNAMENTS.
WHIPS. ETC. ever brought to Southern
Oregon and am fully prepared to fill all or
any ordeis in any line without delay, and
to the fatis!nc:'.oii of all who may favor me
with tunr patronage, at prices which de
All work warranted.
Remember the store nest door to Marts
& Co's. warehouse and fanners are flspeci
ally invited to examine my Mocks and
price list. V. G. WOODWARD.
MARKS & CO
WHOLESALE AND It ETA IL DEALERS IN
Have constantly on hand
GRGERiES AND (PROVISIONS.
WIXES, LIQUORS & .- ,
Wool and Produce
Of every description
133 ai TU Cir MIT. rJD
Highest Cash Trice Paid for them
S. MARKS & CO.
HAVING DIFPOSED OF OUR MER
cantile Business at Canyonville to
Messrs. Tofclas. liaden & Co., of San Fran
Cisco, we would respectfully call the atte.i-
tion of those indebted to us and ask them
to make immediate settlement.
. Marks, Sidexan & Co.
Goom to be Sold mmm Tmtjy
EVER BKFORE IN THE , !
DH7iri3r JEF JUMP US jnBHIJZSCK
GREAT SLAUGHTER IN ALL PRICES!
J. C. ELOED
. Has the largest ami best selected stock of - I
Ever brought to Rose burgj which he proposes to offer to the market at prices lower than
' ' can any other house in the city. His stock embraces the j
. Very LATEST Novelties in Ladies' Fancy Goods
4-' And also all Styles of -
FINEST .-.DRESS GOODS !
Consisting in part of '.-.-.
f flirts, flbideftueafi, jace. Stiffs, alhitL& mluLaicLeneA) 3Ley
PL ahicuicL Sfaucij. JCose. etc. . '
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.,.. - '
! " " "
He desires to infor,m the public that he has a complete stock of
Clothing' Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods,
Comprising Full Suits,
Thanklnl fr past tavors, I respectfully invite all my bid customer and the public generally to
examine the stock in my store. All will find it in every way complete, and that I h .ve nuihMnitv
reduced the price of goods. J. C FLOKD.
Announces that he has
SEASON'S NOVELTIES M1MA1IS!
Also a full line of
ASSORTED mEUCHA&Z$E !
Mr.- Cohen announces that he occupies S. W. Crane's store,
and is prepared to receive his customers at his new store.
MRS. J. O.JOHNSON,
IILLIiER I DRESS MAKER
I.OCC8T STREET, OAKLAND, REGON.
Havihsr just returned from Portland with
the largest and most elegant suck of
Which I intend to sell very hi w, I in
vite tiie citizens of Oak'and and vicinity to
call and examire tor themselves before
purchasing elsewhere my complete stock
ol Bonnets. Hn, Ribbons. Lacrg silk and
Velvet Trimmings, &c. !
Orders for dresses attended to with neai
ness and ditmaicb- ,, oct2G-lm.
opposite Metnpolitan Hotel, Roseburg
GEO. BEATII, Proprietor.
THE FINEST OP ;
WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS
Always on hand, and in con tection
with the saloon w ill be foun d a
WELL-KEPT BILLIARD ROOM
Where both health these mparting game
may be indulged ii.
Ties', Scarfs, Cravats. White and
Ladies and Gentl j men's Shoes, also
Glasswar , and Groceries,
In full Supply and Ch ;ap for all.
ALL DESCRIPTION ON HAND.
an immense stock of
ALWAYS ON HASP
THE VERY! BEST OF FLOUR
Cracked Wheat, Graham Flour
and Corn meal. j
Filled on short notice, and on most libera
terms. JONES & O AXES.
-NEW- - ' "' - j- .
HIE A T M RK ET
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CLARK, it hi 0EutiK, PropB; -
LIVE AND LET LIVE.
TqrAVINa LOCATED' PERMANENT
JLJLly in Roseburg, and having secured
the building adjoining John Clark's saloon,
we are prepared to turnish this market
with the-choicest beef, mutton and pork,
and anything else in our line of tiadeat
he ver lowest prices. Give us a trial and
vou ilj be p .-H-d. V e iay the
Highest Trice for Beef.
Upholstery, Spring Mattiasses,etc.
I Constantlv on band i
I have the Best Block of Furniture south of
! Portland, and all of my own j
NO TWO PRICES TO CCfr TO ERS.
Residents of Douglas county are requested
to give me a call before purchasing
j All Worn Warranted.
Fancy Shirts, Coloredr'u
E. -eburg Erewey, ;
JOUN RAST, rilOPRIETOR;
BEST I. AGE R BEER MADE IN
.? - STATE
TS MANUFACTURED BY JOHN
Rast. who has the article constant! on
ands, which h will sell in quantities to
nrchasrs liv ! im a csll. 48
9 MS m
I 1 fc" .V(4t
Ull B HHIIIll RBI (J If ti ill H H Is XS 1 F.'r 1 w B tl H H i 1 II
in workmanship Is equal to a Chronometer Watch,
and as elegantly finished as a first-class Piano. It
received the highest awards at the Vienna and Cen
tennial Expositions. IT SEWS ONE-FOURTH FAST
ER than other machines. Its capacJty is unlimited.
There are more WILSON MACHINES sold in tho
United States than the combined sales of all tho
others. THE WILSON KIENDIPIG ATTACHMENT, for
doing all kind3 of repairing, WITHOUT PATCHING,
given FREE with each machine.' A Certiflcato is given
with each Machine, guaranteeing to keep it In repair,
free of charge, for fiv years. Ct requires no special
Instructions to learn how to use it. Satisfaction
guaranteed, or no pay. Machines delivered free of
charge anywhere in tho United States.
Send for Illustrated Catalogue, end esk for sample of mending,
and our Circular Ho. 197 for further instructions for buying machines
upoFi terms stated in the Catalogue, v .
wJn?eI.( WILSON SBviiH?
827 & C29 Broadway, New Yr -Cor.
State and Madison Sts., Chicane, -
For Sale by all First-
HE UAS THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF
Cigars and Tobaccos
Candies and Notions
EVER BROUGHT TO KOSEBUKG, AND TIE "WILL HOT BE
f UIQPA ACAPISIYy
This institution of leArninpr will-oTOmww
ITS FALL TERM SEPT. 19,. 1878,.
under the truidance o( ,
Rev. J. H. Skidmore,
Principal. To the many friends withi - the
reach of this Academy, we would y : That" '
each depaHmeni ot the schxd will be un .
dnr Uih control of those who have added r
to ,gfod ability, cultivation, patienc and
experience. There will be three departs";
mt-nta in this Academy. . . ..
& MUSICAL DEPARTMENT
' We shall b glad to assist friends in tha , ;
selection af homes for their children, and if
our 8Uggtions are followed, we assure .
yon the children will be shielded from the .
evil influences. .
B iard can be had at from $3 to $4 er ,
week. Tuition, from $5 to $12 per quar
tei, in Academy Department; from -i to,
$6 in Commercial Depa tment, and fromw ,
$12 to $15 in Mosical L)epn tment.
- J H. SKIOMORE; Principal. ,
A. BUS flELMEIR,
ITas Permanently located Rosehurg, . , '
OPPOSITE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL.
t WILL OUAItRAKTEE ALL
Woxfe Ctea fejftt as Qaadl
Superior "o ny performed in Oregon t
IAS OPENED A CIGAR AND VARIETY
htoie next door to the barber shop and
nearly pjieite to the Pi -st office, and has
one of the larirest stockB of lmxrted and .
Domestic Cifrars in stocK ever brought to
Rwel)urjr. His stock. also em'oraces all the
tavi rife brands of Chewittjr and Smoking
Tobacco, Meerschaum Pijie. Notions. Can-,
dies tnl othtsr articl found .nually in a
flr-t-class 4MtablisliiiiKnt ol the kind. My
prices will be low and my time- cash, and
a share of public patronage is respectfully
Solicit I. -
PiOaeer Establishment- .
THOS. P. SHE R ID AN.
The first hajdwaie dealer In Umpqua
Valleyvln the Brick Buildiujr,
HAS RECEIVED. AND IS NO TV RE s
ceivinjf one of the most complete
stocks of ,
Of the Most Improved Patterns erer're
ceived in this city.
And besides has the most complete stock of
And manufactures everything in the line of
TIN, SHEET-IRON & COPPERWARE
In a wo.kkmanlike manner, and on most
Iron, Steel and Hta!
Always on hand, and in qu ntities to su't.
t " ,i.V : T . li
" Origin, Ca.;
Zqa Frrsncisco, Cat.
E. M. MOO RE, AGENT.