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vThe Best -Way to Prohibit-
Jnasmuch as the law makers of our
'.State are thinking out plans, for suc
cessful -legislation on the traffic of Ar
dent Spirits, the following from the
"Central" would not be amiss to con
aider. Temporizing is not the Letter
"The Courier Journal, of a recent
date, says: 'The Kentucky Prohibr
tionists are arranging to call a State
Convention to meet in. JLcuisvillo on
March 18, to adopt a plan for an act
ive . State canvas in the Legislative
races next year.' We may not be
thanked for the suggestion, but as we
Ao not live upon thanks make it any-
. -way. The Prohibitionists of Ken
tuckyj who are in the lead of affairs,
need just a little wise statesmanship in
' the management of so grave a trust. If
"we are not worse. mistaken than we
Usually are,,, this live and growing qucs
lion needs to be saved, first of all, from
v,the unwisdom of some of its friends.
There is too, much effort at display;
too great a desire, apparently, to carry
this question through, while its barner
is held aloft in gloved hands: a striving
to do by wholesale that winch can only
be accomplished in detail.. Moreover,
somebody or goras organization, must
be in the lead, and make capital, or not
be found in the, harness. Let us sue;,
gest: Do as we have done in Catletts
burg, and m nearly all the towns and
counties in this end of the State vote
upon the question under Btrong local
option laws and carry it ' When ; thie
is done, to an extent to justify the -undertaking,
ask the Legislature to sub
mit the question of Prohibition to the
' jrniafified voters of the State, and at a
time when no other election is held.
Or, what is better- and surer, agitaie
' the question of a new constitution for
'the State until the people will vote for
it Then rise up as one man, elect del
egates to form the new constitution, who
will engraft this question upon our
organic law,- and thus settle it. What
w need is to begin at the bottom and
work up, and net at the top and work
T .down. We are" the firm, unflinching
friend of temperance and prohibitioh
and hence claim the right to suggest
what .we believe to be the conditions
necessary to success."
The unfortunate condition of affairs
in Egypt is the outcome of a weak and
vascilating policy on the part of Eng
land. Gladstone is too liberal for a
monarchical form of government anc1
the consequence is seen in the dy namite
explosions in London, the discontent in
Ireland and the vex.tiox8 staU of affairs
In the East ke strong- arm of Beac
pnsfield is needed at this juncture Jo
make the English government stable
once more." The great policy of Glad
. atone has been in acceding to the wishes
of the people and in consequence the
throne of Great Britain trembles,
Beacohsfield, on th other band ruled
as it suits Bismarck to rule, by the stub
born interpretation of the law. Glad
stone is a benefactor to mankind, Bea
consfield" was the strong upholder and
' defender of a system of government that
sooner or later must give way before
the true doctrine the equality of man.
The many combinations formed to
force legislation in regard to multi
form pet measures, by parties from dif
ferent localites in the state, and also
participated in by the members, of the
Legislature to an almost shameful ex
tent, without giving attention ao the
bill under consideration, that it justly
deserves to conserve the best interest of
all concerned, is we believe reprehensi
ble, and should not under any circum
stances be indulged by our Represen
tatives. One Senator said in our hear
ing, i those bills had not been pend
ing at . that , time, we should never
Lave secured the passage of ours. For
we - told them they must help us, and
then we would help them." You tickle
in and I tickle you," is what they do at
Salem Oregon. 'Out upon' such pro
cedure. ' ' a
. Josh Billings was asked: ; IIow
fas7does sound travel?" His idea is
that it depends a good deal .upon the
noise you are talking about "The
sound of a dinner horn, for instance,
ravels talf a mile in a second; while
an invitation tew get up in the morning
T have known to be 3 4 quarters uv an
Hour gom 2 pair of stairs, and then
not her strength enufflef t to be heard.
Amid the fragrance of Orange blos
soms, roses, heliotrope and hundreds of
tlooming flowers hero m Southern Cal
ifornia, it is hard to realize when read
fag eastern exchanges, thaton the other
side of the Rockies, ice-men are doing a
land-office business cultivating the ice
crop, which has been very large this
Season. Los Angeles Censor. -
Good wedder for Church-goin' 'pends
mo' on de milliner dan it does on de
A Great Storm.
; Chicago,' FK 16. The weathar here
ami throughout the northwest generally
is, intensely ; cold. At 8 o'clock this
morning in Chicago the mercury indica
ted fifteen degrees bel ow .zero. ; The
weather is clear but the air is filled
with little particles of snow that are be
ing blown around by the keea wind
which prevails.- Trains were somewhat
delayed by snow, but the . situation is
not regarded as serious by the . railroad
officials seen today. All time, South
eastern lines are subject to d lay. The
prospect is not encouraging1 for warmer
weather. Storm signals are flying and
a futher drop of the mercury is expected.
At Omaha it is 13 below, St. Paul is
,10 below, DesMoiues 1C below, Du
bnque 18 below, Fargo 28 below,
.Ta Vi do f Aim -.tr Art. I o fr WiiiTiinart
34 below. Further and later inquiries
develop the fact that the Chicago and
Alton and the Louisv'lle, New Albany
and Chicago and several smaller lines
are blockaded.- The- former sent out
one train abbut noon, but expresses lit
tle hope of being able to get it through.
The Grand Ti unk refused consignments
Denver, Feb. 1C At 1 o'clock this
afternoon a heavy wind storm struck
the citv, and from that time until 6
this evening it blew CO miles an Lour
several houses were partially or wholly
unroofed, and a number of plate fronts
were blown in. The damage aggregates
several thousand dollars. At Monu
ment, fifty miles south, several freight
cars were blown from the track. Tel
egraphic communication in the South
ern part of the state is interrupted,
St. Louis, Feb. 16.- Chicago trains
are abandoned out of here, on account
of th ijjsnow blockade. The Burlington
arrived seven hours late. All trains
east of the Mississippi river are late,
Tha Wabash, the Illinois Central
and the Chicago and Alton are all aban
The Boston Evening Record thinks
the time is sure to come when people
will be astonished that fathers and
mothers and those in official station
tolerated for a moment the presence o
immoral books, papers, and pictures, in
the shop windows and news-stands
which sow the seeds of a fearful har
vest ' It would be as wise to giv
young people dynamite asja plaything
as to allow them free access to wha
may ruin then. A line of boys and
men standing before a newsstand and
staring at pictures which suggest im
purity or violence is like a line of pos
sible recruits, who gather about the
handbill which, oners favorable terms
for enlistment in the army. Every
shop and news stand which distributes
this literature is a recruiting office for
houses of ill-rapute and for our peni
Joseph Cook and Miss Kate Field
are both lecturing against Mormonism
and in the main they agree as to th
magnitude of it iniquity and the meas-
ures to be . taken. Hut on one point
they disagree. Mr. Cook thinks he
knows more about the subject than
Miss Field, but Miss Field thinks she
knows more than he does. "I spen
nine months it ere,'" she says, "and Mr.
Cook spent nine days. Which of us is
mo3t; likely to be hoodwinked He
called together thirty prominent gen
tiles and apostatss and asked them
questions, while I took several months
for independent investigations." Th
Springfield Republican thinks Miss
Field does not make-sufficient allow
ance for Mr. Cook's original omnicience.
Too Many "Appropriations.
We possibby may be mistaken, but
we certainly think that this present
Legislature has been too extravagant.
in appropriations. At least $300,000
surplus money was found in the State
Treasury. And to get it disbursed pro
perly was a question and the easies
way found, was to appropriate. Some
money given was well directed, but we
think under all the circumstances, that
the whole people would havo realized
a greater benefit from the surplus, i
the Legislature had relieved the vari
ous counti33 of state tax for about one
, Three medical celebrities" meet to
consult at the sick-bed of General X.
After they go, the general rings for
his man-servant, ''Well, Jacques, you
showed those gentlemen out; what did
they say?" "Ah, general, they seem to
differ with each other. The big fat
oae said that they must have a little
patience, and at the autopsywhatever
that may be they would find out what
the matter was."
A well-known public man is com
mended in a certain quarter for a place
in Mr. Cleveland's Cabinet because he
is connected with a particular Church
A man whe seeks officaon that ground
shows thereby that he is unworthy.
No man is to be trusted who will trade
upon denominational influence in the
Hard Times '
What makes hard times Some say
too much rain lasS harvest, other's say,
not enough in other sections of our
country, aud still others say it is a
want of confidence in the science
of political economy as administered by
the American people, N,0w the fact is
the times are not so excruciatingly hard
as we are wont sometimes to believe."
Necessity usually compels retrench
ment and we see but little evidence of
retrenchment in governmental affairs,
or social rcquiremeuls, or in pleasure
or dress. Our luxuries are about as
they have been, and so on all along
the list We possess a good deal of
pent up energy, both in muscle and
brain, but unless we can get a very big
price for it, we do not care to expend
it. Our opinion is a just and living
compensation should be given for all
kinds ef labor, and more, we should
seek for employmeut, and not wait for
something to "turn up." Luck is an
ignus fatuus, a misnomer, and as our
much lamented Garfield once said in
his speech to a graduating- cless, at a
certain college: "Young men, luck is
deceitful. I would rather have, one
pound of pluck than" a ton of luck.''
And that is the principle, and the only
one, that will give - prosperity to our
great and peaceful country.
Tiu-ee f the greatest actors of the
time Booth, Barrett and Irving will
deliver address at the unveiling of the
Poe Memorial in New York next
month. Foe did not write for the
stage, though the son of actors, and, as
the dramatic element is so strong, in
his works, it is curioud he did not;
unless the reason is found in the coedi
tion of the popular taste of his day,
which was content with old English.
Were Poe living now, when American
dramatists are so loudly called for, it is
not unlikely that he would have found
congenial employment in play-writing.
We are satisfied there is but little, if
any, difference between countries, and
that the various avocations of men give
greater or less contentment as they are
more or less energetically and judi
ciously followed. Success, wherever
found, is the creature of energy, and
whatever be the avocation of a man, if
he will put his whole soul into it, he
need not fear failure. The man makes
the country, and not the country makes
the man.' Many of our people have
sought the philosopher's stone in Tex
as, and returned wiser, though poorer.
It is the man.
The Rogers local option - bill, giving
the people the right to pass upon the
sale of all alcaholic liquors'at each bien
nial electiou in their respective coun
ties and precincts, has passed tho
house, and the Oregonian does not
want it to pass the senate, or bacomo a
law, for the reason it assigns is, that
it will well nigh destroy the Republi
can party in Oregon "O consistency
thou art a Jewel." Policy, is the inetto
of that journal it seems, and not princi
The Socialists of Chicago ate rapidly
reaching the point where they should
be restrained. There is no knowing
what a cro wd of ignorant men will do
when led on and cajoled by the specious
and subtle arguments of demagogues.
Tne world does not owe a living to men
who are not willing to work for it, but
whe drag back in the harness and nurse
feelings ef hatred and envy for the
more industrious and fortunate.
Sarah Winriemucea, daughter of Old
Chief Winnemucca, of the Piute tribe
of India ns,-has settled down in Boston
and is said to be writing a book. The
book-writing epidemic is of course fa
tal to all who are exposed to the Bos
ton air, but it seems as though this
poor daughter of nature and old Win
nemucca might have boeu spared.
Syrap ot Pigs
Nature's own true Laxative. Pleas
ant to the Palate, acceptableto the
Stomach, harmless in its nature, pain
less in its action. Cures habitual Con
stipation, Biliousness, Indigestion and
kirdred ills. Cleanses the system,
purifies the blood, regulates the Liver
and, acts on the Bowels. Breaks up
Colds, Chills and Fevers, etc. Strength
ens the organs on which it acts. Bet
ter than bitter, nauseous Liver medi
cines, pills, salts and draughts.' Sam
ple bottles tree, and large bottles for
sale by S. Hamilton.
One Bote instead of a Dozen.
"And it took only one bottle to-do
it," said a gentleman, speaking of Par
ker's Hair Balsam. I had a run of fever,
and when I got well of that my hair
began to fall out so fast as to alarm mp,
I really didn't know what to do, until
ene day a friend said, Try Parker's
Hair Balsam. That was some months
ago. What surprised me was the fact
that one bottle was enough. I expect
ed to use up a dozen." Clean, highly
perfumed, not oily, not a dye. Restores
"W. 1ST- MOORE,"
GENERAL HJSURAHGE AGENT.
Office at Court House,
roseeurq : oregon
ROSEBURB MARBLE WORKS.
TOOMBSTONES, TABLETS, ETC.
Shop Rear of Hogan's Store.
THE CENTRAL HOTEL
Corner ef Caj and Rose Streets
Board $lpsr Day; 'Single Meals, 25 cestt.
43" This bouse has lately changed : hand
and is thoroughly renovated and refurnished
Th traveling public will find the best
NO CHINAMEN EMPLOYED.
Free 'Bus to and from the
Dr. Edw. Bicdricli,
VnYSICIAN" AND SURGEOX.
Dr. 31. J. Pattcu,
OFFICE Corner Cass an $ Jackson Streets, ove L
BclQls jewelry store, Roseturff Oregon. .
will op cr 1st of Slay or sooner
Xew House, New Furniture,
New everything. All modepi
Improvements : Hydraulic
Elevator, etc. European or
Comer First and Alder Street Portland, Or.
' AND " '
ggTTHE PLACE TO BUY. 7
J B C0NGLE
Manufacturer, Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
IsXeatiier akd Saddlery Hardware.
103 and 110 Fiei.t Street PORTLAND, OREGON.
Louis Eppinger, Manager.
Sample Rooms for Oommerciai Travelers.
PORTLAND, - OREGON.
NEW YORK COFFEE HOUSE,
THE LEADING CHECK RESTAURANT IN CITY
. SIFERD & HACKNEY, PROP'S.
Open Day and Night. Private Rooms for Ladiei.
. 132 First Street Portland Oregon.
E5 S3 a T -A. TCT JSl. IS" -
No. 69 Alder Street, near 4th, PORTLAND, Oregon
KEPT ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN.
Infallible Cure in one-half, to
two hours time without any
pain, or danger whatever to
the patient. No interruption
of business. Dose:' 2 table?
spoonfuls. For particulars,
apply to John Wilhclm, Agent
67 Alder Street, Portland.
Hats C C
Everything in the
will be sold from this
Give us a call and
BARGAINS at the fcfUC
Would Hespectfllly Annou
HAVING lately added a New J. A. Fav 1
ot the VEliY BEST
X FINE STOCK OF MOUI'
7?INE CEDAR RtSTIC, GRAIN SAWtD f LOOKING FURNSilED Q SHORT NOTICE; BARN
X LUMKtKana t liNClNu lurnigtiea at HAiiU
PICKETS, &c., lor FINE FK-VCING a specialty.
TT'OU Reference see Residence of Cy. Smith, 4 miles
X' bound to make the best Lumber ana to give satiwatuon. uivo us a w-uu.
11 orders left with Thos. Sheridan will be promptly filled, and all Lumber delivered on short notice
aitcrMaylst. All orders shouid be Adoressou
A R W
AND BUY A
One of the biggest and best stock of
nothing but the best
SHERIDAN BROTHERS, R0SEBURG, OR'GN.
They would annoaacd that they hare just received and now have on hand one f th
Largest Stocks of General Hardware
Ever brought -to Douglas, nd when ndied to their STOVES OF ALL PAT
TK11NS and READY MADE TINWARE they are prepared to declare thy hav th
bfv supply in their line ot aoy house in Southern Oregon, which they projxjse
ZsU&lEQ OBSATSn KB&H'AST OITS
can purchase elsewhere.
In 'Jie Bhape of bU'ldinj? materials Il the way . locks, butts, 'etc, we' can oflVi
saptrior inducements to purchasers. Tiy os. v
We .an tfive you bargains in the fo'J.twinjr brands of stoves, not equalled ols
where BiicVs, Bonanza. Farmer. Utility. Dexter, Pacific, Wide 'West, Clareuar
Occidei ' Irou Kingr, Empire City, and other stoves and raufres.
The Lsst of workmen arc constantly employed In the manufacture i our Tiiiwar ,
and buyers should learn our prices.
We have also baragins to offer in guns, Buch as Winchester, Sharp and ther 11 f;V
as well as in Shot-gun and Piato's. '
We are also Acrents for the White 'Peerles and New Home Sewing Maetin-.
we sell atlowest rates and warrant as coumleie i?s every respect. "
We can also supply- - ':r
AveviU and Rubber Paints,"
J be best in the market, at. lowest rates. - , . , .
Ove us a call, inspect )r stock, Inquire it te oar prieen, and we prmlas t
ny eneeas. "" ' - .
PINE LUMBER! -
lint, rtiivjiio.- uuou bouiiu i,tuin ivjitj, i.va.jKii'.vr;
above town or Dr. Hamilton's, Roscburg. We are
' LOOKING CLASS, OREGON.
AM, WHSBLBE & GO-
Yondo Tliat" .
NEW SET OF
goods ever brought to town. use
leather and have got
to See Me!
U Hf D TO
IN FACT V
'l&ntrrytlxing. in tliat Line.
AND MUSf BE ,; -
. . S : . ;
Sold Cheap for Cash.
Call and See zue Before
ALSO AGENT FOR
EEHIHG SELF BIIIDHil
STEEL-WIIEEL HAY RAKE.?' I
'.;?-f- -.: -;.''
R.S.& J. C. SHERIDAN
DEALEES IN HARDWARE, TINWARE, STOVE
UlLSti, CUTLER y, A."U TWNEllS iXR-
TIX STORE, ROSEHUn, Cr.
Havmsf secured the aoove business, we are .
f.ared to keep up its former good nasue for work k
prices. have the best o material aud al-.tiys
full stock of goocls on Larnl and it is our aim to tur
nibh t'ustomera with first-c-la&j aiticies at live and Let
ive price. A full stock of .
Ii-oix anrl Stool JPav Stlo.
Dealers from abroad will reseive promrt att .
K. . Jt J. O. .saiiAiO
J. C. FULLERTON,
ATTORNS Y - AT.- LA7V-
OFFICE: Iu Marks' brick, 'np stain, j
LOUIS XSlaiF' JL,
ewinjf luacliiiies fur male at his tiore at reuaocl
'trices. - .
Jhe Eidridge, Springfield and Sine,
. and .-. . :
TtlE LATEST IMPiiO ED filACH i FS
Call and see at Louu Uu'.SW W:chmaUing: Store a
yO'jJ baig'aiu to '.every oue wisumar t oex.tig
W2o have Sprinj Wator inttjduua into t'-isir b ri
aud lfouticj;, fur umilr ue of- irriutuou, vhauld e
THs CD;i332T C3STIMJ3iJ3 P.FZ-
IfaTfrjr the Oountr Riit I -.cHi'sell to firmer
Clifc.AHj w it:. aniachin. to do th work. Will I'af
tje simo by contractor by the -foot, as may be do
aued. Warranted to Ho good work or no pxr.
Thousands of feet have been laid in ;alifori.ia and ia
working satlsfactontly. It i superior Ui u
grxd lor year, uou t rust, aim Kjes me water clair
t.ud pUi'tl vj-i.li.ll 40
Dr. A. SSC0212,
Cur-a all Chronic LUe.se. Catarrh,
Asthma, Caaaamption, Neuralgi
Hheumatisin, Paralysi.-, UrijjhU Li
vase. Dropsy, Vh:te aweliiug, sJuf
Th's treatment thoroughly puriil?-
the blixd. driving' a'l im-usUie.s tin I
corrupt matter f.oua ;t!ie vh syiitem
und biinj? cac anl evry ncr.ve autl
muscle t a healthy tuteand itG naiar .1
w ork. .. .
All vl)o are sufletin? frosn Cimm c
Diseases .ire requested to call. Tliew.
wilibu do cliartre tor cons Iting with
the patienn.v Terms ia all cases reason
able. . A. Secord.
- Cosmopolitan Ilctel.
Hose burg. Oregon.
W F. CiTcns, - SlJinsgcr..
Wo ol ANDGaiin.
ALSO AGENTS TOR
OF" ALL KINDS. V '
"ITTE TRANSACT A G EXES A'L BUSIXES3 IS.
If Our Line and pay the highest Market HriiaJ
for Wool and V rain.
A FULL LIXE OF AGRICCLTURAL I.MPLE
ments kept constantly on hand, or furnished on
short notice at Lowest i'riccs.
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE OPPOSITE THE
Depot. Give ua a call.
W. IT. Owens.
33. 2Z. 21 WO,
OPPO.SITJS CARLOX'S STAELK,
Biacksmlthin; and Shoeing.
All work in this line will be attended to
promptly at reasonable rates.
J. A.. SjMXTH,
- Proprietor of lh
CITY BAKERY AND
KEEPS CONSTANTLY : ON HAND A FULL
stock of Bread,' Cakes, Pies, Plain and Fancy
Crackers, etc. Also a fine selection ut French and
American Candies and Cbx:olte Goods.