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SATURDAY, MAY 24, -1884. PEMOQSATIO TIUKET? i For Congress, 1 JOHN MYERS, of ClacVaruas county. Jude nf Supreme Cnurt j W. W. THAYER, ' pf Multnomah comity. Presidential Electors, L. B. 1SQN, of Buker; yt. D, FESTON, of Yamhill; A. C. JONES, of Douglas. District ttorney 2d DUt., . W. HAMILTON, of Douglas ounty. Gjuaty Ticket. otate Senatcre, V. F. OWENS, JAMES CHENOWETH. Representatives, JAS. D. BURNETT, I. C.' KENT, HENRY BECULEY, T. C. MACKEY. bounty Clerk, VILLIAM T. WRIGHT. Sheriff, B. BROCKAWAY. County Treasurer, WILLIAM N. MOORE, County Commissioners, 8. B. CARR, JOHN HALL. Assessor, E. C. SACREY. School Superintendent, PROF. G. T. RL'SSELL. Surveyor, MILLIAM THIELE. Coroner, EZEKIELWRKJIIT. DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. The Democracy of the State of Oregon, In councij ajjembled declare: First--That we favor the forfeiture of $1 unearned railroad and wagon road grants and the opening of the land to settlement and occupancy by those, enti tied to the benefits of tho various land laws of the United States. Second That we are in favor of the passage by congress of laws made in the interest of the jeople regulating Inter-State commerce, and also State laws, con roiling and regulating fare and freights upon all transportation lines, and preventing discrimination in favor of or against persons or places. , Third That we look with alarm upon the unau thorized assumption of power and jurisdiction of United States courts in interfering with officers col lecting the revenue of the State of Oregon. Fourth That we are in favor of the mortgage tax law. and. believe the principle of taxation enunciated therein is correct, and ought to be sustained. Fifth That we, favor the passage of such laws in relation to the assessment and collection of taxes as will make the assessment and taxation of property equal and uniform throughout the State, and demand the strict enfoi cement of suth laws when enacted. Sixth That the power conferred by the federal constitution upon congress to enact tariff laws was given for the sole and exclusive purpose of deriving even ues for the support of buch government, and that the enacting of any tariff law for any other pur. pose, such as taxation of one class of people for the benefit of any other class of people, is as entirely un. warranted by the constitution as it is repugnant to justice fcii;4 inimical to the general welfare, and we therefore favor a tariff for revenue, limited to the ne cessities of government economically administered, and a gradual but persistent reduction of the exist ing protective duties. j Seventh That the improvement our coast harj bora, the Columbia river and its tributaries, is o vital importance to the commerce of the whole State of Oregon, and we earnestly ask that an adequate ap propriation be made by our present congress to begin the, work o the Columbia river bar improvements. already too long neirtected. We also ask such appro priation for the Cascade locks as will insure the,ir speedy completion; ai-io, we a.k of our represent tives in conirress a united effort to secure a liberal appropriation for the improvement and continuation of the work of improving the harbors of Yaquina bay, Coos bay and the Coquifle river. Eighth That we favor the aboUtbn of the prison contract system, and the present coolie trade con ' ducted on this coat, as degrading to the wage-work ; jsrs of the country." Ninth That for the purpose of preventing growing . frauds in our elections, and to preserve the fruits of the ballot-box, we favor the passage of a registry law, ftgUtb That we are in fauor of more efficient me ctumcs' hen laws. The Notable Dead- During last, week tyq of the greatest men America ever produced yielded to the final call. Charles O'Connor and J udah P. Benjamin are dead. . O'Connor was a native of New York, small of ttature, but great in brain. His life was one of purity and honor, lie was demoted to the character of our govern pierjt and every act in life illus-r trated his devotion,. As a lawyer he was great and upon many branches perhaps the greatest.1 Our country can well mourn his death and hope there way be more to replace him. J a Jah P. Benjamin was of Hebrew parentage and we think was a native of Louisiana. That State he repre sented in the United States senate with pre.-eminant distinction. His speech when bidding farewell to his fellow tnembers in that body was eloquent and touching beyond description. He was always esteemed by his associates. He was a man of rare culture, a statesman of high order, of character pure and sin cere and a lawyer without a peer. The memory of these great men should be cherished forever. Having silenced the hired mogul of thu Plaindealer on the preacher busi ness, the little yelper of that organ now takes up the cudgel and attempts to be labor us in hig customary style, in which he sacrifices grammar, logic and sense to the big sound of calling us bad names. If there is anything so bad in being a preacher why does not the Plaindealer make Manning resign from the legislative ticket, for is he not a full fledged minister of the gospel and a Iamb yell fitted for ihe paschal altar on the pacpnd day of June? Public Speaking! Candidates for the legislative ticket nominated by the Democracy of Doug. Jas coiinty will address their fellow-citizens as to matters concerning their welfare, at times and places as follows: Saturday, May 24. Scottshur, 8 pm. Monday, May 26, Gai diner, 8 pm. Friday, May 30, Mount Seott, 1 P m. Friday, May 30, South Deer creek, 8 pm. 1'olitical competitors are invited to join in dJflCuKaion. Plaindcaler and the Tickets. We have noticed the tartaric abuse of our Decuocratic candidates for coun ty officers 'rendered by the PJaindealer and the saccharine praise of the Repu b Ucan candidates. It is altogether too sweet for one and too sour for the oth er, and the mixtute is altogether nau seating. The people can't and won't swallow it. The dose is poorly pre pared and cannot go down. Both Messrs. Owens and Chenoweth are too well known to require defense from covert and false accusations. Tliey are both intelligent, enterprising and indus trious citizens and in every respect hon est men. j Why do not their competi tors meet: them in fair discission? The reference to Hon. J. D. Burnett is entirely gratuitous. Mr. Burnett is well qualified in every respect and he knows the rights of the people from the soruia interests or daoinaoie . monopo lies, and! so does all our legislative ticket Mr. Kent is a successful, prac tical farmer and understands well the wants of the agricultural classes. Henry! Beck ley is too well known for "jfly-up-the-creek" of a scribbfer to try to attack hiin, and as for Dr, Mackey their insinuations. fall as harm less as gentle dewdrops on the back of a aucK. file can well exclaim, "shoo fly, don't: bodder me." W. Wright is known and loved by the people, whilst heme of his ene mies will die execrated. Same can be said of Buib. Brockaway. Mr. Moore has been mentioned elsfswheie. Suffi cient to say he has made a good oflicer and will continue to do so. What tin: paper hasagainst John Hall that : should praise him' we know not, for there fas never a better man than he. If their editorial corps vote for him, all right; we will forgive them this me. Against S. Carr they have noth ing to say and they can't say it. Their opposition to Prof. Russell is simply cheeky, j No man in Oregon is better qualified than he is for school superin tendent.! Ilight hero we have been in formed that Mr. Benson has been dere- lict in performing the functions of bis office, in. many instances failing to make annual visits to schools under his juris diction. ! Let him answer whether or not he has not paid more attention to his woik in the land office than to offi cial duties. We like Benson nersonal. ly, but interested parties liave request ed us to present this nntter. rn m i . i i io compare xniei witi sucu a man as Bnggs is simply ridiculous. Every body knows that there is no better sur veyor than Thiel, and of Briggs, well- whati i J ndge bacrey will ornament the office of assessor and even improve upon the work of his predecessor, against whom we havo heard no com plaint. We invite, we defy an impar tial comparison of the two tickets and fear not the result the better one wi! prevail and then we will be satisfied. "William H. Moore; By oversight, Uie name of W. N. Moore, ; Democratic candidate for conn ty treasurer, was omitted from the ticket printed by us last week. We regret this upon our own aecount, for really it can d Mr. Moore no harm. Every voter of Douglas county knows that he is a candidate and a good one too. Although this county was Repub lican two years ago Mr. Moore was elected to this office by a flattering majority. Since then he has retained the full confidence of the people and every argument used in his favor then can be repeated now with double force. He was a gentleman of unimpeachable character then and o is he to-day. Then he was without experience, now he comprehends the various duties and complicated details of this very respon sible office and hap given complete sat isfaction o the county aud our people. There is no reason can be urged why he should be displaced by any now man, be he good, bad or indifferent. The sensible voters will not omit his name in June next. j Eeform Needed. Hpn5? R. S. Bean during his term as the judge of this district, has character ized this high office with dignity, abil ity and prudence. This simple state ment comes,- with candor from a polit ical journal that regards that office as non-partisan and therefore we make no fulsome compliments. One remaik made by the J udge. n passing sentence upon young McClung, who had been convicted of a felpny by a jury of Douglas county last week, is worthy the consideration of the people. He said that he regretted that there was not a reform school to which the way ward youth might be sent for correc tion and improvement. To place a mere boy in the penitentiary was to xpose him to tha bineful influence of haidened criminals. Mr. Strjtton, the superintendent, is a benevolent man and every reasonable effort will be taicen ; to separate the young and young thoughtless fiom contact with those who are to be loathed But tho atmos- phere of a penitentiary is poisonous to the inconsiderate mind of the you th. 1 We feel satisfied the thinking people will concui with these suggestions and act unon them. The legislature should take some steps in the premises toward a school of reformation for such case3 ... t , , referred to. The average representa tive and senator should have- ordinary intelligence and morality and we pre sume will appreciate the full force of these suggestions and act upon them. From the day of election until the sit ting of our legislature they will have ample time to investigate this most im portant subject and formulate some system that will be at once efficient and beneficent. Each member can place himself in direct communication with the superintendents ot similar in stitutions in the older States and from their own observation and the aggre gate information arrive at some wise conclusion. Jud"a Bean's remarks met the entire approbation of the jury and all oHiers who heard them and were the subject of universal compliment. Peonle. there is much in them. . In connection with what we hav remarked it is appropriate that the people should consider the matter of the suppression of sensational and mischievous litera ture. God only knows the harm it has done. There are churches that keep a record of wicked publications and fo" bid their communicants to observe! much less to read them. But it must be remembered that the best advice of the wisest and purest men is only ex ceptionally taken. Such papers as the Police Gazette, the Illustrated News and other vile pictorials should not be published. Sv also is it with such books as ' Captain Kidd," "History o: the James Boys, and many more too numerous to mention, w e venture that the forthcoming publication of the career of Black Bart will, with many classes, attract far more attention than Blame s great history of important events and with half tho me.i and al the boys be more eagerly sought afte than "Plutarch's Lives." This should not be. It may be that their circula tion can not be prevented, but it is possible to punish all found reading them' This shou.d be done and herein let our legislators fail not. Stand A.sander- If the people, who are to sit in judg. ment upon their own affairs on the first Monday in Juno next, see fit to be bewildered by the prevarications and sophistry of Republican journals, it shall not be our fault. We advise and they are at perfect liberty to de termine. Should they hereafter have occasion to com (lain of the condition of business interests, whilst we mijjht regret we will have not time to weep. If the Republican party should say it did not favor monopolies, we are sure the people would not believe them, and if, on the other hand, the Democracy should indicate that they would like to fondle and caress the railroad party, that concern would not trust us, and why Because it would be a point blank lie and they would be right. There is no concealing the fact, by cun ning art or other device. The Demo- cratic party stands pledged to the ma terial interest of labor and personal in dustry.- The Republican party is wed. ded to the interest of that class which it has heretofore fostered and p.ncour aged. Thir fifth resolution entirelv attests that fact. Candor and not car magnoles are what we want. There are some papers we do not deem it necessary to render at.ention even in passing, but when even the srnal'est cuv barlvs it makes noise. "We mean not to insult our cotemporary and it must accept none.. However, why does it pre.tend to say that its party is not opposed to regulating freights- and fares We will again ask, is there any reasonable excuse for t'lc fact that in their local and State conventions they have repeatedly "set clown" on instrucT tiions in that direction? If apparently unnecessary, do they not remember, in tl;e language of lawyers, surplusage vitiates nothing If sincere, why not saj it and keep on saying it Why do. not your candidates say it If you falter, if you hesitate you are unworthy moral trust, and so will all good, moral men adjudge. Then first, not laRt, away with all tomfoolery nonsense. Are you going to iand by the masses and control qnr present masters We know there is money, plenty of it, com ing into Douglas county to make the ignorant voter disgrace the word "suf frage," and counterbalance the weight of intelligence. We fully recognize the power of cash on election day, but we still have reliance upon the honesty and good senso of a majority of the citizens of this county and State. We are on our guard and the first buying and sellj ing we detect shall be developed, and if the punishment should be in hell, we shall cheerfully ?ar, amen! althousr we shall not be there to witness it. Crop3 are looking fine at the present time and a largo harvest is anticipated. In our last week's issue we called attention to uie laev luiii ooi. uwi Portland, is the Republican candidate for tho United States senate, and arned the people of our county to be ware of certain Jews. We done this with a full knowledge of tli3 truth of our charge, and gave the warning in iewof the fact that at a previous elec tion certain of these "chosen people of God" had used a device well calculated to deceive and cheat the unsuspecting citizen out of his vote. Una device consisted of a thin piece of paper with the name of a Republican candidate ninted upon it, which they pasted n ,i t-. ' ' a; i: ovei naname or tne ujmocrauc uau u- date on Democratic tickets and suc ceeded in having Democrats vote some of these "stickers." To prevent a rep etition of this device against our repre sentative ticket we gave the warning. We stated in the article that this tribe of Benjamin is clannish and referred to their having had charge of our State treasury for so long a time. The article 1ns brought down upon this journal the indignation of certain of thes people, who have heretofore patronized uswith suall advertise ments. On account of our giving to the public what they know to be true and cannot der.v, --they , have ordered their advertisements out of this jour nal. In our article we intended no reflection on the Jewish race or reli gion, nor ;s our objection to Sol. Hirsh because he is a Jew, but on account of his representing principles antagonistic to the great agricultural interests of the State and nation. Our article was intended only for these certain Jews who are in the secret all;an2e to place him in the United States senate at all hazards Wanse he is one of them, and who have the effrontery to tall the American people that he is the best, qualified man in tho Stale for thut place. ! We would have been doing less than our duty as an independent journalist if we had remained silent knowing of the intention and purpose of certain of these people to support the Re publics u representatives, with the solo object of placing this man 'Hirsh in the United States senate. When these individuals attempt to ostracise an independent journal for daring to tell the truth, they should re member that they are sti iking a blow at the liberty of the press and arraying themselves against our institutions and people; that they and the occupations they follow 'arc fully as : dependent on the people as the people are upon them, and if that is the issue which they desire to make and the war which thf-y wish to inaugurate, they will find their shoddy remaining oij their shelves unsold, as there are both Jew and Gun tile who are not engaged in this alliance, with whom the people can trade. Did not this se cret alliance exist why the commotion If the voters of Douglas coumy want Sol. Hirsh for the United States senate let them elect the Republican legislative ticket and they will surely grt him. Why conceal tha fact and deceive the vctor Honi soit qui mal y pense. Notice to 'the .Public. A LL TERSON3 ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED NOT iv. to trust an. v one on uiy account, as I will not pay anj bills or accounts except thuse which I nuke myseit or expressly autlwnfcj Iv written order. THOMAS BROWN. Roseburg, March 2, 13S4. FAEMS ! FOB SALE, The undersigned lor sale the following Real Prop erty in Douglas Coun ty, Stateof Oregon: A FIRST-CLASS GRAIN I ARM NEAR THE Town of Wilbur, containing 3J4 acres. Has a gcod dwelling house and out-buildinys, and a fine or- i-liara; all well leneeu ana watered; ZaO acres in gram. A desirable home and very cheap. ONE FARM CONTAINING 332 ACRES, 125 OF which is plow land in cultivation, ba'.unce pas ture; all fenced; well watered; ood improvements and orchard. , f ONE SECTION OF LAND NEAR THE TOWN of ScoEtsburjj'; 80, acres river , bottom, balance Kill and timber land. ' j A FARM NEAR WILBUR, CONTAINING g23 acres; 125 acres in grain, the balance splendid grazing land. About 3Q0 acress I level, well watered and well improved. The crop and 500 head of cheep Will be sold with the land if desired by purchaser, at a bargain. j FaRM NEAR RoSEBURO,! CONTAINING 320 acres, all under fence. - Good farm or grazing lanu. A FINE STOCK FA.RM. CONTAINING 643 ACRES 12 miles from Rostburg; 125 acre3 of good grain" land, at a barguin. i ' A URGE STOCK AND GRAIN FARM NEAR Oakland, containing 3200 acres. Abrut 700 acres plow land, well fenced and "well watered. A STI JX Rai STEAM SAWMILL AT URAIN STATION ON inroad. A FLOURING KILL AT SCOTTSBURG. i j A NO. ONE FLOURING MILL FOUR MILES from Oakland, on Calipooia creek. A NUMBER OF TOWN LOTS IN THE CITY OF Oakland. I I will sell tbe above reaJ property on rea sonable terras. For full particulars enquire of J. C. HUTCHINSON, Oakland, Douglas County, Oregon. For Sale. I will sell a good Ilanes header, with two header beds, single and doubletrees, very low. Apply to S. B. Hendricks, near the depot, Hoseburg, Or. wtk pi saiii (La ' IN PBICE OF OUP. GENERAL STOCK ft f3 II f lirap Mi mi If ?! n :n u k Call and Examine our Large Stock Before ITCH UP !nt Before (t (r fm W. G. WOODWARD'S AND BUY A One of the biggest.and best stock of nothing but the best Bont Fail Bo SHERIDAN BROTHERS, ROSEBURG, OR'GN. They would announce that they have just receive! aud now have on hand one of tlae Largest Stocks of General' -.'Hardware Ever brought to Do'ijU. an! when adled to their STOVES OF ALL PAT TK11NS ani READY MADE TINVAK, they are prepared to declare tliey have th bVsv supply iu their line ol a.iy house m Souvheru Oiegon, which they propose can purchase elsewhere. ! In ,he shape ol luldiug materials -Sc tho way i lucke, butts, etc, we can oQer superior inducements to purciiasers. Try us. We van yive you bargains in the lo'.I iwing brands of stoves, not equalled else where Buck's, Bonanza, Farmer, Utility. Dexter, Pacific, W He YYesi, Clarendc-r Occidei Irou King, Empire City, and other stolen and rangt-R. - The b-st of workmen are constantly employed in the nmnulacture i t our Ttt.war and buvers should learn our prices. , We have also taragins to offer iu guns, i well as in nhot-gnne and l'iKto's. . We ftie also Agents for th White Peerles and New Home Sewing Machine ,whu. we sell at lowest rates aud warrant as com nle te in every respect We cau also supply m Avcrill'and Hiabbei' Paissts, ll.ebestln the murker, at. . lowest rates. Give us a call, inspect uf stock, inquire as to our prices, and w promise to suit ) if any one cau. Or3k Mill! ir AVIXG TURCHASED THE AEOVE NAMED mills of K. Stei liens and Co., he nre now pre pared to furnish anv amount of tne best quality of ever offered to the puWic in Douglas esunty w.U fumifli at tho mill at tiia ''laowiuj jiriw: No. 1 rousrh lumber 12 per f. Ko. 1 fl'hnn, luch $M per M. No. 1 fl xiri'i, 4-iiich 'S'JG per M. No. 1 faiisbins lumber j;tr M. No. 1 finishing lumber tlres-sed on siiie ..2l or M. No. 1 fluLsbiii luinber t'ressad on 4 sides.. $28 per M. CLARKE & BAKEK. R.S.& J.C.SHERIDAN (Successors to Tlios. P. Sheridan) DEALERS IN HARDWARE, TINWARE, STOVES, OUNS. CUTLERY, AND TINNERS tfUK XlSljlSO GOODS. TIN STOUEi ItOSEBURtt, Or. Having secured the aoove business, we are pre pared to keep up its former good name for work and prices. We have the best of material and always a full stock of goods on hand a4 it is war aim to fur nish customers with first-class articles at live and let live prices. A full stock of Irqiv cnci Steel For Srtlo. Dealers from abroad will receira prompt attention. 11. S. & J. C. SHERIDAN. Opposite Metropolitan Hotel, Eoseburg. Shaving anI Hair Cutting in a Workmanlike Manner. m 1 n h t Purchasing. Yon do Thsht to. n NEW SET OF goods ever brought leather and have got to town. use THIS'L to Seo IiHo! such ts Winchester, Sharp and therEUlet-, IVATCWjJAHESI & JEWELER Roseburg, Oregon. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER -TN WA TCIIES, CLOCKS, jEWELltY FINE ASSORTMENT OF SPEC TACLES, OF ALL KINDS. Call and examine our stock before purchasing else when. Don't forget the old stand of Zi. BELFILS. This Popular House Situated n the center of the business portion of Rosebur?, having recently changed hands, has been COMPLETELY RENOVATED, And prepared for the reception of guest?. The dining room will be supplied with the best the With good attendance. As Mrs. Zigler has charge of the kitchen the cooking- will be unexceptionable. Rated reasonable, FreA coach to and from the railroad. LOU. ZRjLER. WllILlBsCO. osra Saddle CIVIL BEND STORE! V. li. ARRINGTOl?, DEALER IN) Dry Gcois,Grcc3ric3,etc. All Kinds of Pro i'J 33 Taken in Exchange. CIVIL BEND, DOUO. CO., OREGON. ALL KINDS OF GARDEN SEEDS Anil Flower Sceita, FOR RLE IX FAPEU3 & BULK OTSTIOSr SETI 12 cent3per pound, at . i i J--' - t in Xoticc of Fiaial Settlement. la the County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Douglas. In the matter of the estate ot James Quinn, deaease.1. ATOTICE IS HEUEBY GIVEN THAT THE UX i.1 dersijfiie.l adminisTator of the estate of J"" yuinn, deceased, has filwl his final account of hi administration of said en&ta in the County Court oV Douxlao county, State of Onsgun. Ih-.v; said court bv an order dulv made and entered therein on Tue dav, the 15th day of Anril, SH4, appointed Mon day, July 7 ISii, at 10 o'clock a. m. of said day, at the court room of said Court, in the court house i:i Uoachurir. a time and place for heanr.if objection. f any there be, to paid final account a.id the settlement of wiid estate Thia notice is published by Hon. J. S. Kitzhusrh, County Judc. IlivNKY LANDERS, Executor. 5 Th BuYEiis Guide Is isk sued March and Sept., each I year: 216 pages, 8JxllJ finches, with over 3,30O illustrations a whole pic ture gallery. Gives whole sale prices direct to consumers on all goods for personal or family use. Tells hovr to order, and gives exact cost of every thing, you use, cat, drink, wear, or have fun with. These invaluable books cod tain information gleaned from the ma keta of the world. We will mail a copy Free to any address upon reeeipt of the postage 7 cents. Let us hear from you Respectfully, MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. . tar St 8S9 Wabash Avenue. Caleac 111 . CONCRETE PIPE. HENUY GVTKttM VN AND LOUIS BELFILS have obtained tho ri'ht for DougUs oouaty far lajintf Coiitimiaus Concrete Pipe, ) ' - f for ccveyingr water, and Louis Belijls and George Protsman have obtained the right ior Jogophine and Curry counties, and will'sell farm or individual ribte and lav pipe at the cheaie4t lurures. Any size from 1J to 22 inches furnished. This pipe is mac!) Cheaper than Wood, iron or Lead I It U also well suite! for Irrljration or Mining1 purpose andean be bud any distanca without joints. ffi. Vt ihrj Tjt Axl O-pease! Best in the world- Get the genuine. Every -package has our trade. mark and is marked Frazer't. SOLD EV ERYWHERE. ne35-l NOTICE. HAYING DISPOSED OF OUR BUSINESS IS thia place to Messrs. Chenoweth, Steams & Co., we desire tn return to t he public our sincere thanld for their patronage in the past and ask that they wUi favor the new firm wi 4i a continuance of the same, and as we defire to close up all of our outstanding book accounts, we wouid revuest all parties owing us to come forward at once and settle up, either by cash or note. All accounts unsettled January 1, 1S34, will be placed in the hards of an attorney' for aollec tion. Take due notice and save costs. K. SMITH and CO. Oakland, Or., November 17, 1883. U. ABRAHAM. S. A. UIRSTEL. CHAS. HIRSTS, ACIMU.OI, IIIRSTEL & CO. IMPORTERS, WHOLESALE GROCERS & COMMISSION MERCHANTS. 2 and 4 North Front street, PORTLAND, on.