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SATURDAY.. DEC. 14.
STARTLING DISCLOSURES EX
AVe hear torn Salem that the.
ir vepUL'Kting committee appoint-
-ed by the last Legislature ha?
tounrt lunch to condemn m tne
-conduct of the Democratic i
dmuustration tor tne past
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fiiaht 3 ears. lhe tacts otv gaeto fav tht guch lUrmera
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far developed lead to tne ques-1
toon, - uot, who is guilty, out wnora
is iiiuoernt. Odr information is
to the effect, that none are in do
cent, and that even Senator Gra
ver's conduct will be criticized,
while Governor. The de&Jca
tons, embezzlements and mis
management ou the part of the
State officials, it is predicted,
when summed up, will slow a
squandering ot public funds con
trary to honesty and law, amount-
ing to nearly, if not quite, the
large sum of $100,000.
We do not propose to censure
any one, however, until the re-
port of the committee is (given to
tbe public. 'We would rather
wait until tne wnoie truin is
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known, in me ueannine, we
would suggest to the committee
that steps be at once taken to
prevent the guilty from escaping
the punishment due for the ot-
tenses committed. The purpose I
of lhe committee will not have and prevent an increase of taxa
been carried out if, after .the tion. We are perfectly, satisfied
truth is developed, the guilty are
allowed to escape.
Gong ess is again in session,
aud if it only gets on the right
track-it can accomplish a large
amount of valuable work. It
should aot be lead astray by the
clamor of a partisan press, and
so fritter away its time with dead
issues or profitless sectional quar-
reW. The monetary question is
fast settling itself and should not
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Demaae an excuse ior creauug
party discussions. Investigation
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into the abuses wmcn nave oeen
unearthed in all parts ot the Un-
ion, and no: a tew of them either,
together with the devising of ad- agaiJi which we don't think pos
equate means ot removing them, 8ioJe while Hilt may have been
should constitute tne principal u
uoi lue omo uuoiu, v vvuj.
for the session which has just
Only a tew years ago JohnBull
sneerea av any ouuer or euea
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from urotner oonaman s couuuy
a "tough or strong, but now
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there is a steaay ana growing u-
mar.a ior Aiucncnu uu
butter m me ugusu uu qcuu
manceis, as iner .a .ur ouxau
meat9. Tha annual consumption
of cheese in England is 300,000,
000 pounds, or ten pounds for
each inhabitant, while in the
United States it is ouly 180,000,
000 pouuda, an nverage of four and
a halt pounds per head.
Ben Butler, according to news-
was on 26 engaged to a
young lady ot Waterville, Me.,
and to break oft the matcb, wnicn
displeased him, hit upon the not-
able expedient of going upon a
feigued spree and jammed an iu
offensive citizen s hat over ma
eyet-.V He was arreetea aaa nnea.
The girl wrote a letter repudiau
iue him and her lather threatened
n him out of the Louse, and
the wiley young man chuckled at
the success ot nis maujuvei.
Said Hoace Greely: There is
nniAM oiair than to edit a
hlko-nard uauer. and nothing
more difficult than i0 get up a
uewspaper free from foulness and
blackguardism. Fish women and
barroom l.-afers are ekilled in the
art ot bandjiog epithets and be
spattering each other with dirty
words. It requires no brains to
do this ; but it does require both
heart and brains to print a news
paper that a decent man or wo
man can read without a blaeh.
It seems that January next will
be a good month for hanging.
Two Indians are to be hanged in
"Umaalla, a white man in Manoc,
one iu Wasco, and two most like
y in Maltuoruah.
Farmers Should Think.
There is no business whieh aS
or 0-8 gVeater scope tor thougbt, or
wnicu is more provocative ui ic
flection, than farming. The care
tul tarmer must be daily raeeiug
with subjects which challenge
thought and require i he most pro
found study. Farruera ought to
be the most thoughtful people in
the country. Tne balancing of
cause and effect in a business
wherein a thousand causes are op
eruting demands more thought
and a more philosophical mind
than any other business whatever.
Itisppflsible for farmera to get
into the ruts, and go in the beaten
track year after year, without
thought; but such farmers are not
successful, and each year are be-
conj. iei)3 so. Whenever
farmer get8 oat 0f tbe ruts
cea8ea to jo things because it has
- i - been the nraciice-he no
ce8sariy has to think. It ispret-
Wllj sure to want alt the agri-
cujtural banks i and papers thev
can tret. And as thmkiue, men
ultimately must always supplant
those who do not think, tne
problem how farming is to be
made successful and the tarmer
more honored, will be settled, as
so many like problems have been
Dv tne Darwiniau law
VJTaj ot the fittest
A friend writes U9 to tbe eflect
that we ought to be more dec-id
ed, and not so independent, bui
Democratic or Republican. Our
friend is mistaken. By being in
dependent ot both parties there
is no one -to prevent us from
pointing out an otncial rogue
wnerever we may nnu mm, or
calling .him by his proper name
And then there is no one either
to say we shall not support the
people whenever they may make
a move for their own protection
with our course, and while we
cannot please our friend, and are
sorry we do not think as he
does, we find consolation in (do
ing that which our conscience
urges U3 is right.
xne can jixancisco jjuuetin oe
lieves that the time trill nnmt
when the temtorles will become
states, and that then the Pacific
gt9te. havinf, tha haW of
0 wer, will control the political
aft t the Hninn. Th 7?,7
la trvi tQ fri hteu U3 b
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deavoring to make it appear some
oue wUl tmnk u . , -, .
bribe the editor of the Qreaonian
worth tne price paid mN it Jg cef
taiQ tnat Kcott am-t wortb a cent
to ,he man who owns him
Gen. Butler fBrick Pomernv
8a fl SD00n..thiet Bntler) declare8
from tQia timQ hetlceforth he la a
DemocratJ; What ha? the Demo
crfltic nflrtv done tn deRfirTA thia
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inflictiou? A better argument in
lavor of Kepabilcani8m couId not
be t)fiered. : Ben woxj6 uever go
tQ t th&t he did.
think would give htm a chance to
steal something. It is not be
cause Ben thinks he will have
another chance to rob the dead, is
It is stated upon good authori
ty that the matter ot transferring
the management ot tbe Indians
to the War Department, will be
thoroughly discussed in Congress
tbi3 wiater. Much ot the man.
agement and responsibility now
re8t aiready with ' the military,
and tbere is n0 rea8on wby the
yar Departmet should not have
It makes ' no difference. A
memoer of the United States
Senate is just as liable for a crime
committed as a private individual.
Such Senator has a right also to
furnish evidence of his own in
nocence of a crime . charged.
These are days of denial. In the
language of , the "Uusurfruct,"
"Gentlemen; my name is net
The war in Afghanistan will not
be lacking in picturesque featuies.
Every approach to the Ameer's
dominions is over a road that
would call put the enthusiasm
of a tourist, and the employment
oi elephants and camels gives to
the invading army an Oriental
cast that has at least the charm of
novelty to Europe and America.
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"Shoot bim on the spot" if he
is guilty of robbing the people.
THE NEXT STATE FAIR.
To E. M. Waite, Eq., Secre
tary, we are indebted tor the an
nual report; ot the Oregon State
Agricultural Society. From it we
learn the following concerning
the hist State Fan and the one
to be held next year r .
Tha total receipts of the Fair
for 1876 were 817,111 50: expen
ses, including itremum, 811,9471
96; profits, $5,161 54. The re
ceipts tor 1877 war $15,468 44;
expeuses $12,875 74. The in.
debtedness of the society in Ou
tober, 1879 will be 821,237 50.
M. Wilktns, John F. Miller
and E. M. Waite, were elected
the Executive Committee.
It was resolved that the Fair ot
1879, begin ou Wednesday ot u
given week, iu said year, and end
on Tuesday of the week follow
ing; he time to be Hxed by the
Executive committee in June,
Resolved, That but three liceu
p for the sale ot lager beer shall
be granted for the Fair ot 1879,
and that the booths for the sale
above mentioned shall be rented
at auction with their lager beer
It was resolved in considera
tion or the coudition of the finan
ces that for the annual Fair ot
1879 the season tickets for fe
males ot 15 years ai d over <atl
be 81, and day tickets, 50 evnte;
girls under 12 years free.
Gov. Thayer was popular with
his party until he was patted on
the back, by Harvey Sc-v-tt. That
moment the party suspieioued the
Governor ot wrong- -not because
he had done wronsr, but because
Scott praised him.
Representative Galloway seeane
to be paving the way tor some
ooav logo me enuetitiary. lie
Hhonld look, out that j articular
people do not eo further than
California before they are wauted
by the Courts.
(senator Mitchell has mtroduc
ed a bill appropriating 0500,000
for continuing the construction
of the canal around tbe Cascades
of the Columbia river. It was re
ferred to the committee ou com
It is about time for our ueieh-
bors in the cow counties of the
Wlliamette to talk ot something
else than Gov. Thayer's thanks
giving proclamation. There is
no use ot eternally tor men ting any
one on earth.
Scot's talk of honesty in the
Oregonian is a ce&r case of Satan
assuming Christian virtues. JJut
who believes tbe Devil?
Woods was called a thief. May
was spoken ot as a criminal.
What terms are hereafter to be
It ia about time when the prop
osition, "Let no guilty man es
cape" should be carried into
The investigating committee
6ays, "wait until yi u hear some
thing drap." Let her '"drap."
ATOm-ifi IS HEKEBT GIVEN THAT
XI Wm. R. Willis and Owen Willis have
been appointed by tlie County Court of
Douglas counnty. Ureiron, executorsof the
estate of Stephen D. Willis, deceased; and
an pcrouuo imiug ciuiua ayainst saiu es
tate are hereby required to present the
same, with the proper vouchers, within fil
months from the date of this notice to Wm.
It, Willis, one of said executors, at his of
fice in Roseburjj. Doubles county. Oregon,
uaiea at aoaeoarfi, uougl-iB county, Ore
gon, wis win aay oi December, A. D. 188a
WM. R. WILLIS,
Dr. J. A. Callender,
(Late U. S. Army.)
OFFICE AT . HIS RESIDENCE FIRST
house west of Judge Willis.'
SCHOOL BOOKS I
At Old Prices.
Notwithstanding the increase prices of
omer piaces Bianaara -
School Books All Grades,
Will continue to be sold at former prices
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ai me robiomce.
I have also a
A FULL ASSORTMENT
Of finely bound books for
Superior to any elsewhere to be found In
, H. C. STA2TT01T.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
, IJIotic i hereby (riven that all debts
aue uy tue late firm of JSotton & Perkins
wiil be paid upon presentation to V. 1.
button. Metropolitan Hotel. All those
indebted io the firm' must pay the same to
bim at once ana save costs.
W. L. BUTTON.
Kosebcbg, Nov. 29, 1878.
GREAT SLAUGHTER IN ALL PRICES!
lias the largest ani! bent selectoj stock of
Ever brought to Uoseburg which he proposes to offer to the market at prices lower than
, can any otlitr house iu the city,. His stock embraces the
lie desires to inform the public that he has a complete stock of
Clothing Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods,
Comprising Full Suits, Tes, Scarfs, Cravats, White and Fancy Shirts, Colored un
derwear, Ladies and Gentl men's- Shoes, also
Crockery, Glasswar e and Groceries,
In full Supply and Cheap for all.-
Thankltil fir pnist tavors, I respectfully invite all my old customers and the public generally to
examine the "stork in my store.
reaucea me price oi gooas.
"NEW - TO
Announces that he has
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Also a full
ASSORTED MERCHANDISE !
Mr. Cohen announces that he occupies S. W. Crane's store,
and is prepared to receive his customers at his new store.
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MRS. J. O.JOHNSON,
MILLINER I DRESS MAKER I
LOCUST STREET, 0AKLA5D, OREGON.
Hsviujr just returned from Portland with
the largest and most elegant stock of
Which I intend to sell very low, I in
vite the citizens of Oak 'and and vicinity to
call and examine lor themselves before
purchasing els where my complete stock
of Bonnets. Hats, Ribbons. Laces Silk and
Velvet Trimmings, &c
Orders for dresses attended to with Deat
ness and disDatch. oc'.26-lm.
opposite Metropolitan Hotel, . Rosebnrg
GEO. BEATII, Proprietor.
THE FINEST OF
Always on hand, and in con ,iec tion
with the saloon will be found a
WELL-KEPT BILLIARD ROOM
Where both health these mparting game
may be indulged u.
" 'f B'TiI 1' iTiTrirr iTir ii.; i t i liiri --'
EVKli BKFOltE IN THE
C, EO ED
Novelties in Ladies'
And a!w nil styles of
Consinting in prt of
Ifbi'uL and ftfaiLcitr Ja&e etc.
ALL DESCRIPTION OJS HAND.
All will find it in every way complete, and that I have uniformly
. J. U. JLUEU.
an immense stock of
ALWAYS ON HAND
THE VERY BEST OF FLOUR
rt 1. 1 tTTi ,1 1 n.
Cracked Wheat, Graham Flour
Filled on short notice, and nn most libera
terms. JONES & GATK&
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CLARK. fi McaKEGOR, Props.
LIVE AND LET LIVE.
T3PAVING LOOATkD PEKf AXKXT.
JClly in Roseburit, and having nvarud
the buiiaing adjoining John Clark's saloon,
we are prepi red to lurninh this market
with the choicest beef, tnuttoit and pork,
and anything else in our line of Hade, at
he ver lowest prices. Give us a trial and
vouillbep d. We pay the
Highest Price for Beef.
Cpholslerj Spring Matti assesete
Constant! v on hand
I have the Best Stock of Furniture south of
. Portland, and alf of my on
NO TWO PRICES TO CUr TO ER9
Residents of Douglas county are requested
to give me a call before purchasing
- All Work Warranted
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J. BROWNE, M. D.,
(At Dr. Palmer's Office, Rosebur, Ogz.)
OFFICE HOURS : EVERY SATUIS-
' DAY FROM 9A.5I.T0 4P.1L
Dr. Browue would prescribe exclusively
for diseases of the tbroat and Innfrs, and
' especially Nasal Catarrh and Pulmonary
! Consumption, nor nearly twenty years ik
; ha9 mJe tne8e diseases i epeciiity. Per
Consumption. or nearly twenty years lie
sons affloted or threatened therewith and
dririnK treatment "r examination and ad
vise may consult him at his .office every
Saturday during the hours t tated above,
R --el)urg Brewey,
JOHN RAST, PROPRIETOR
BEST LAOS R BEER MADE IN
IS MANUFACTURED BY JOHN
Rast, who has the article constanth on
ands. which he will sell in quantities to
I nrchaaers. Give him a call
UEUAS THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF
'Cisrars and Tobaccos
Candies and Notions
EVER BROUGHT TO ROSEBURG, AND HE WILL NOT BE
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Wholesale and Retail dealers in
GENERAL MERCHANDISE t
Have Constantly on- Hand ,
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Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots,.
GE0CEEIES A2TD PROVISIONS,
Fine Wines and Liquors.
ROSEBURG.. : OREGON:
. .WOOL AND PRODUCE
Of Every Description Bought,,
ESTABLISHED. . . .
The first haidwaie dealer In Umpqua ,
Valley, in the Brick Building,
HAS RECEIVED. AND IS NOW REs
ceiving one of the most complete
Of the Most Improved Patterns ever re '
ceiyed in this city.-
And besides has the most complete stock of
And mannfactures everything in the line of
TIN, SHEET-IRON & COPPERWARE
In a wo.kkmanlike manner, and on ma
reosonable t ins. '
Iron. Steel and a""
Always on hand, and in quantities to bu!.
Would inform the public that they have
leased tbe large blackamithinp shop lately
occupied by George Mickle. and that they
are prepared to do all kinds of Blacksmith
In Pirst-Class Style,
And at prices lower than the lowest. The
have many years' experience in the line 1
And claim on this point in the trade, they
are competent to do the best of work to
the satisfaction of all patrons.
Give them a call. Shop opposite S.
Marks & Co's. store, Roseburg. tf-33.
FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
FINE JEWELRY I FINE JEWELRY !
"Watches, Chains, Rings,
Jeweler & Watchmaker.
Would announce to the public that he has
tne ho est assortment of . jewelry ever
brought to Roseburg, and intended exclu
sively for the holiday trade. His s'ock
comprisi s everything in the jewelry line
trom tbe smallest sleeve-button and tiniest
pearl fingersring to the handsomest gold
watcn and brilliant diamond preastpin
And this valuable stock he proposes to sell
during the holidays at large discount upon
A better opportunity was never offered
to the public to purchase holiday prestnts
at fine bargains.
STORE NEXT DOOR TO DR. HAM
Give me a cal?,if you want anvthidg usu
ally found in a firsuclass Watchmaker
and Jewelry store, at a fair price. All
work warranted. LOUIS BELFILS.
PARLOR & OFPICE
PAID BY THEiTL
W. CIV 001) WARD,,
And Dealer in
SADDLES AND BRIDLES..
Next door to Marks & (Vs.
I would respectfullv inform the publie
that I have now' on hand the largest most
complete stock of SADDLES. BRIDLES,
HAKN ESS. SADDLE and OKJiAMESTS, .
WHIPS. ETC. ever brought to Southern
Oregon, and am fully prepared to fill all or
any orders tn Mty line wnnont delay, and
to the satisfacfion of all who may favor me
with their patronage, at prices which de
All work warranted.
Remembb t the store next door to Marks
& Co's warehouse and farmers are especi
ally invited to examine my ftocka and
Thia institution of learning will Commence
ITS FALL TERM SEPT. 19. 1878,
under the guidance of
Rev. J. H. Skidmore,
Principal. Tb the many friends within the
reach of this Academy, we would say: That
each department of the kchool will be nn-.
der tbe control of those who have added :
to good ability, cult vation, patience and
experience. There will be three depart,
mtnts in this Academy. - "
& MUSICAL DEPARTMENT
We shall be glad to esstst friends ia the
selection af homes for their children, and if
our suggestions are" followed, we assure
yon the children will be shielded from tha
Board can be had at from $3 to f 4 j r
week. Tuition, from $5 to $ 12 p-r quar
tet, in Academy Department; from $3 to.
$6 in Commercial Depa tment, and from "
$12 to $15 in Musical LVp tment.
J H. SKIDMORE; Principal.
TOYS! TOYS ! TOYS !
kris krinkle's headquarters
We would announce that we have just
received from the East and Europe the fin
est assortment of mechanical and other
toys ever imported in this city, and that
We do not pro
pose ta be
j BY ANYONE.
We have Squalling Dolls, Crying Dolls,
and everything else ever invented in our
line. e hav also, Steam cars, Maaks,
feoldlers. Rubber balls, Jewsharps. Toy
violijs, Banjos, Accordeons, Ornamental
Harps, Piano, and everythlng'else suited
to the taste and enjoyment ot the children.
Parent would do welto , 4
SEff SAUTA CALUS I
n our Store before iroin r elw..re to
nd him. LANGENBERU BROS
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