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Roseburg, Friday, January 8, 1886.
WTiat Our Neighbors Are Doing
IOMMUNICATIIN FROM PORTLAND.
AhH Other Jitfrrrating Jletus Uleiiitrti
om Variant Sourer.
LOOKING GLASS REFLECTIONS.
The holidays are past -and the people
have settled down to their usual avocations.
Nothing of a startling character took place
during Christmas week. ;
We can record but one pugilistic contest
which took place between two of on r young
gents of local celebrity. No bones broken.
The fair correspondent from 1''. S., we think,
inclined to be a little caustic i:i her remarks
in regard to the Looking Glass correspondent,
in defense of the champion checker player.
Now w do not intend to defend ourselves
against one so gifted by nature of all those
qualities that makes one admire! by all.
Some of our noted nitiirods went out to try
theirluck, some went west one went south
omake war on the denizens of the forest, the
last heard from the one that went to Ten Mile
he was in hot pursuit of a (buck) rabbit, say
ing he was bound ta capture his: if it took
him all winter. '
A couple of our most accomplished young
ladies who believe in womens rights rolled up
sleeves took a buck saw made an attact on
their neighbors wood pile and altera vigorous
onslought they turned around to view the
havoc made and found two sticks the right
length one cut finger and a soiled and torn
garment. Try it again girls we admire your
New Year's day was celebrated with a
shooting match, horse race, and the young
and old assembled at the hall in the evening
and triped the fantastic until time to go home
with the girls in the morning. "
On the evening of the 30th Miss Fannie
Cochran gave her young friends a party at the
hall. After indulging in plays and other in
nocent amusements they partook of a fine col
lation set f ir them by their fair hostess, after
satisfying their voracious appetites they re
paired to their homes happy.
On Jan. 3, many of the citizens of our val
ley assembled at the hall for the purpose of
organizing a Reform Club. The services of
Hon. W. F. Owens hud been secured before
hand, a little before the time set, Mr. Owens
was seen rounding the corner, looking the
worse for a little mud, but to hear him dilate
on the subject of roads you would think there
was a little mud on the road from Roseburtf
to this place. After the usual preliminaries
of hand shaking was over we repaired to the
hall; we found it well filled. Business com
menced by selecting Mr. I lawn to act as Pres
ident of meeting, he stated the . object of the
meeting then introduced the Hon V. F.
Owens who deliverd a very able address on
the subject of Prohibition it was listened to
with marked attention. He lectured some
thing ovtr an hour giving facts and figures
that cannot le denied ven if one could be
found with the hardiluiod to attempt to deny
the facts set fourth by the speakeT. ' The
pledges were circulatfd by Miss Alice Den
ning, Juihf Braden and, others, who nb ained
forty-three signatures, good f-ra starter. The
salooil men: look down in the mouth, they feel
that their day is wancing. Rex.
MYRTLE CKKKK 11 EMS.
All sorts of weather but no frost.
Gardens are green and look nice.
No sickness in our town except Mrs I lad
ley and Mrs. Ray.
Business is rather dull, but every one hopes
for iK-tler limes in the near future.
- Our brass band is improving nicely. It is
culled the "Jennie Lind Band."
Mrs. Annie Ritchie received more fine pres
ents from the Christmas tree than any olher
The young men th-t have money to ioan
should use a portion of it to purchase good be
havior to take to church with them.
Our enterprising an I go-ahead miller, Mr.
Willis Cramer, is taking the Chicago pl.i of
cureing hams and bacon. He is sugar cureing
in large tanks made for thu purpose, w hich is
a good thing; we think, far ahead f the old
Oregon plan of salting on a b ard, then drying.
After this we can get meat lit for a king.
The subject of a high school has leen sev
eral tim'-s mentioned here, and , the people all
seem an'xious to see it go ahead, and express
a willingness to subscribe liberally towards the
building. Why can't it be done this coming
year. Our children are fast uppro.iching man
and womanhood and many of them needing
instruction which they cannot get here, and
have to be sent to some other place on account
of the lack of a little vim in the people. There
is iv growing demand for this thing for the
small children that are coming on, and w
have more small, smarter and better looking
children in and around this place than can he
productd in almost any other place in Douglas
county. ' If anyone doubts it just tell them to
ask Ed Weaver about it. . , . .
The Chsistmas tree was a grand, success.
We think it was the finest display ever wit
nessed on a like occasion here or anywhere
else. The tree was loaded with choice pres
ents for both old and young. The lest of ol
der, was maintained throughout. Old Santa
Claus appeared to the little ones accompanied
by his wifej which was entirely unlooked for
by the crowd, causing a big laugh and a good
The dance given in ihe Myrtle Creek hall
was the great event of the season and was im
menscly enjoyed by all in attendance. Great
credit is due Our young men for the gentleman
ly way things were conducted from first to
last. Ther-j was no loud talking or other un
necessary noise in the hafl; none under the
influence of liquor and every young man
present appe ired to lake a just pride in trying
to be a gentleman.
I hardly know huw to laud sufficiently the
young ladies for their sluire in the proceedings.
Their general bearing said plainly "a young
man must be sober and a gei.tlenian or let us
alone." The consequence was a gixxl time
all night, and I expect that the .boys weni
home with ihe girls in the morning--1 would
any way. Outsider.
Hkk lit 1 1. Itkms.
Scarce of items this week.
New year is past now and we must lekii!
think of 1886. V
l ur voune can-enter is some Iwtter we lerjrn
Grass is most excellent and stock looks finVJ
ine cow boy ot Scabfo Mat seems to lie
a very poor correspondent.
New years is past and many good words
ar spokfn fur the Thief creek dance. Mr. V.
Smith, J. Kellufcg and Mr. C. from Drain
w ere floor managers. I. Leo was one of our
famous double clog dancers.
Mr. Williams ,( Voncolla aiso attended the
party. ' .
Orlando Rice was thrown from a horse ami
his leg badly scrstchal.
Our school is badly in need ol a teacher.
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Y. B. Clarke, our old supervisor of the
poor, called on us this week and we find him
as jolly and ple.ant as ever.