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ROSEBURG, 0REG0K, FRIDAY, MARCH, 25. 1887.
CJkovkk ClkvELASO. President
Thos. F. Bayard Secretary of State
Daniel T. MANNiN(f,becret.iry of lreasnrr.
L. Q. C. Lamau .Secretary of the Interior.
Wm, C. EsfDicorr Secretary o W ar
V. C. Whitney Secretary of JNavy,
W. T. Vilas...!.... Post Master General.
A. II. Garlaxd. . t . . . . . .Attorney General.
Morrison R. WaitK; Chief Justice,
STATE OF OREGON.
J. K Dolph tt t.
T. II. Mitchell 1- u.
Bisoer Hermans. . , Congressman.
Sylvester Penxoyrk Governor.
Geo. W. McUkiue. . . . .Secretary of State.
G. V. Wr i d State Treasurer.
E. B. McElroy ....Supt; Pub. Instruction.
Frank Baker. htato miner,
K. S. Strahax 1
Wm. P. Lord, Supreme Judges,
W. W. TlIAYEK,
.4, SECOND-JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
K. s. Bkan. .. Juilo,
JV AY" IlAin-rOT . . - ' Attorney,
J. II. ShofB, )
Jon- Esijuirr, jf
P. P. Palmer,
II. Mckenzie. )
Thos. R. Sheridan Clerk.
Ben. C. Ac.ee Sheritf.
1). S. West Treasurer.
G. T. Russell. .. . .School Superintendent.
Jas. A. Sterling Assessor.
J. S. Frrziii'oii TT. .County Judge.
J. Hall, C. A. MlGkk Commissioners.
N. E. Ukitt Surveyor.
Dr. S. S. Mausteus Coroner.
Tiios.'Smitii Scccp Inspector.
T. L. Gannon,
I- J isticcs
' r'f'.I Sli JrNHRK.. Constable
CITY OF HOSEBURO.
II. C S;i antox, '
Jojix Rast, )
J. P. SiiKRiiiAX, Trustees.
O L. Willis,
IV Henhdict. '
T. Ford Recorder.
Jonx Howard Marshal.
Will II. Fisher Treasurer.
U. S. LAND OFFICE UOSEBURG,
(Jiias. W. Johxstox Register.
A. C. Jones Receiver
J5. 8. Pague Observer.
L F. LANE,
T ANK & LANE,
Attorneys at Law.
Main street, opposite Cosmopolitan Hotel.
( T C. JfULLEUTON,
v : ...
Attorney at Law.
Olliee iu Marks' brick, up .stairs.
R. C. HUNTER M. D.
PJ.'YSICIAN AND SURGEON.
t lXYOXVILLE OREGON
W. h WALKER, M. D.
KOSEilUKG, - OREGON.
FI-TCE AND RESIDENCE WITH J.
V M. Carl on Main Street, t
North of the M. E. Church.
K. L. MILLER, M. D
1 1 omteopathic Ph siciait.
Oiliice un stairs in the old Sheridan
r.vick, on Jackson Street, Roseburg,
Oregon. Chronic diseases a speciality.
Dr. 'THOMAS GRAHAM,
I A GRADUATE
Df tin-I'oivtjrMtv of Pa. at PhlWuIelphia and of the
KOYAL COl.l.KOE OF SURGEONS, and KOYAI,
IMI.I.ECE OF PHYSICIANS, LOSOON KNULASU
has loeiiiod for 1 lie practice of his profession 111
KOSEliUKG - OREGON
0!fko and reMduiicc, Washington street vppotnto
the Calholic Clmrcli
iC G. (EHMEj M. D.
1 1 0 MQSOPATI I IC PHYSICIAN
& Graduate Of The
Of Leipzig Gcrinaiiy.
Ollice& Residence at the house of
( Job. W.-Day, near R. R. track, Rose
Dr. C-A- BON HAM
Ros -hur- - - - - Or.1
0 111. e over head in Marks' buililine. My rcpnta
tioti :ia a ilontiMt is ba-.d on he nicrito of my
.work. Prices l. ;c:at'lc and to sua tiie times.
-yUOl.D FILLING A fj!"I:CIALTV.TE4
W. S. Hamilton.
Successor to S. Hamilton.
Roseburg - - - Oregon.
Obtained, and all Patent Business in the t S.
Patent, Offlce attended to for S10DERATE FEES,
our office is onnosite the V. S. Patent Olfiee, and
vre can obtain Patents in less time than those re
unite Imm WASHINGTON
Send XlODELiOIt DRAWING. We advise as to
patentability fntc of charge; and we make NO
CHARGE VXLHSS WE OBTAIN PATENT.
We rcter here to the Postmaster, the Supt. of the
Jlnney Order Div., and. to officials of the U. S. Pat
ent OUice. For circular, advice, terms ana releren
ccs to actual clients in your ova State or county,
nte to I
C A SNOW & CO.,
Opposite Patent Office," Washington, D. C.
Watchmaker, Jeweler and Optician.
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
Dealer iu Watches, Clock, Jewelry,
Spectacles and Eyeglasses.
A FULL I.INH OF
CIUARS, TOBACCO & FANCY GOODo.
rilHE OXLY UELIKT.E OPTOMER IN TOWN
X for the prorwrarljustmeiit of Spectacles. Iet
of the (iemiiiie lirazilian Puliblu SfKKtadc anil Eye
glasses. Ollieu i:i Hamilton's IJrkk lilmU.
NEW". YORK LUMBER
. & Wood Yard
Go To M. I? IZoyi&V
East side of track one block soutli cf
depot. is. where you will liud -uunVber
one dry lumber, yugnr pine, Cedar,
Fir, and all Diuiention lumber for
buildings, sawed and shaved cedir
shingles, Sash Doors, Blinds, Screen
Door?, Mouldings, Waii and Stair
railings', Balusters, Brackets, Newel
posts, Ceiling, Rustic, Flooring, and
all kinds of Finishing lumber, sawed
and split Cedar uosts, 1A inch plonk
sawed expressly for sidewalks. I
represent the . Sugar Pine Door &
Lumber Co. of Grant's Pi;ss Or. which
from personal inspection I believe to
no the finest establishment on the Pa
cific coast, it employes seventy 'men.
The Proprietors and Overseers are all
Eastern men and experts in the busi
ness, the machinery is new and put
up in the best manner, and all under
srtict discipline and order. Their
work is all done by number one me
chanics and is equal to any work of
the kind done in New York or the
Fruit boxes, Picket fences and
Gates complete. I also
number one null at oncolla where I
have sawed all Diuiention lumber to
order on short notice. All guaianteed
as represented or no sale. Call and
see stock and prices before purchasing.
Stove wood constantly on hand at
IL1KE9 TI3SE2 S2SM:ES.
OVERLAND TO CALIFORNIA
OREGON AND CALIFORNIA R. H.
fare frosu Portland to San Francisco 02; to Sacra
Close connections made at Ashland w ith st.iuci u
the California Oregon & Idaho St;iye Coinimny.
(DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.)
East Side Division.
BETWEEN PORTLAND & ASHLAND
n.Kchur. ...i;.ir p. jr.
Ashland 4. CO A. M.
Hoseburt....5.C.r A. M.
Portland 3..4. P. JI.
rorlland S.OOA. M.
Roacliun,' 0.25 P. M.
Ashland 8.45 P. M.
lto3cbur 0. Ii A. M.
Albany Express Train
Portland 4.QC P. M.
LclmiMii U.-Ki P. M.
Portland 10.03 P. !.
Lebanon 4.43 A. M.
PULMAN PALACE SLEEPING UABS
Daily hutweun Portlaud and AihUnd.
Tlio O. and C. U. K. Ferry makto j onnction w ;tli all
thcreijiilar trainaon Kastbnlc L)iv. troin loot- t i- bt
Vest Side Division-
BETWEEN PORTLAND & CORYALLIS
LF..WE. I AiUUYE.
P,.i-tliind 7."0 A. M. Corialiw 1.27, P. M.
Corvallia 1.30 P. M. Portland 0.15 P. -M.
At Corvallis foiinect'witli triinj of Oregon Pacific
for Yainna nay.
LEAVE. 1 AUUIVE.
Portland 4..",0 P. M. MeMmnvdle.. S.OO P. .!.
MeMiimville.... 5.45 A.M. Portland 9.00 A. M
Local tickets for sale aivl lo:.' checked at com
r.!iiiv'a no townotlice. cor. Pine and Second streets.
TicketB for principal points in California can only he
procured at company 8 ouiee.
fi.rncr F and Front SU.. Portland, Or.
Freight will not be received for shipment alter !
o'clock P. M. on eitiier the East or Vte-t Mile un
n KOFIII.KIt. E. P. Kni;KUS,
Maua -er. G. F. i Pa Aj.'cnt.
GEO. fCMG BETH & E0.
DONE WITH DISPATCH.
WASHING & IRONING
OPPOSITE CARLOVS LIVERY STABLE.
P. SAUTE HI'S
Tailor Establish incut.
IS TWO doors above the lurdwars store of .J. C
Sheridan, where ho is prepared to do first-cl;:s3
work. Give him a call.
1 Ei3 jp
1 v i
It k SEE THAT THE
2 O ff EXACT LADLE 18 OM tJ" f
Jj Ct Ikt EAOH CHIMNEY A3 . g 2
z' SHOWN IN PICTUR& W 3
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS-
Board $1 per Day; Single Meals, 25 cents,
.TsTTiiis house has latvlj" changed hands and la
o.-oii'hly renovated and refurnished. The travel
ii jmUie will find the best of accommodations
IVo Cl&innmcsi lmployocl.
I?.ieliai'l Thomas, Prop.
Table supplied with the Best the Market affords
Hotel at tie Depot of the Railroad.
OPPOSITE CARLON'S LI VERY STABLE.
Boar land Lodgi ng per day $ 1 . 00
" " ' " week 5.00
" Without Lodging 4.00
Meals, 25 cents. Lodging, 25 cents-
Thorough satisfaction is promised to travel
ers and the public generally.
MRS- GARRISON, Prop.
No Chinese employed.
New Restaurant !
J. Clements Proprietor
One door south of Kut.ton's grocery store.
..MEALS 2-" cts.
UOOKLS 11 ESTAlTK AXT.
(Prin.-ipa.tl lUisinc' Street.)
MEALS 25 CENTS LODGING 25 CENTS
We Keen the Best the Market Affords.
CIVIL 13E D ST0 RE
V. I. AREINGTON,
Ds?y Goods G-roc8ios etc
Kinds of Produce Taksti in Exchange
CIVIL IJENI), OOL'G. CO., OKEGON.
would resiectful!y iuform the public that he
has ou hand a fuio assortment of
Bry floods, Groceries,
ami in fact everything usually kept at a I
lirst-ciass store. (Jive him a call.
Goods at Low Prices.
All kinds of Produc
Takesi in Exchange for Woods.
I3LA11 orders promptly attended to.
35StS. S. A. HUTIII.SOXt
Oakland, - Orofjon.
tA.DIES WILL F.J-D XI STOCK LARGE ASD
Complete. Prices moderate
Ovth M Call. Mrs. S. A. Hotciiissos.
The BUYERS' GUIDE U
Issued Sept. Mid Slarebf
each year. g- 31 pe.
3,500 UlnatratloiM a
wrnoie "iciim vtuuvry.
GIVES Wholesale Prices
direct to consumers on nil good for
personal or family we. TeUthowW
order, and rWe exact cost of every
thing yon use, eat, drink, 'wear, or
have frra with. These INVALUABLE
BOOKS contain information gleaned
from the markets of the world. We
will mail a copy FREE to any ad
dress upon receipt of 10 cts. to defray
exnense of mailing. Let us hear from
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
37 Ac 22t Wabash Avenue, Chicago 111.
Malausseno and Clements
New Furniture Store
IX FLOED'jS OLD ST0UE.
A full line of first class Furniture.
Any thins; repaired or made to order,
FARM FOR SALE.
One Small Farm for sale containing
230 acres, CO acres good farming land.
The balance good tim!er and pasture
well watered and all fenced. For par
ticulars enquire of
F. Coexutt, Riddles, Oregon,
The Kntiru Steele of
-o of 0-
Am now olleiiii tlie baine
At Prices That Defy
Kiddle - Oregon-
ALL PEHSOXS KNOWIXG THEMSELVES I.V
deb ed to Noah Cornutt will liKiso call at my
ollicc i.t Riddles at the store and settle at once.
In America ,
WITHOUT TtlE EXPFNSE 0?
The crystalized salts, as obtained in a j ure statu
from (trapes and choice fruit, in a wirt;ildc, palat
able, simple form, are now presented to the public of
America a8 the grandest resolvent of impure blood,
corrector of the liver and regulator of the bowels
the natural promoter of
HEALTH AND LONGEVITY.,
Eminent nhvsicians claim this achievement a new
era in the allied science of medicine, as it furnishes
the blood with its natural siHues that are lust or
eliminated e cry day
A POSITIVE, NATURAL
SICK HEADACHE Ay J)
Sal-Muscatelle is Nature's own product. It sup
plies to tho svstem the want of sound, rspe grapes
and fruit; it is the simplest and best preventive and
cure for all functional derangements ( the liver anu
kindred ailments; prevents the aturrpti "U t nun an
al diseases fevers of all kinds; counteracts the ef
fects of had air, poor draiur.tro anu impure water, a
powerful oxydirer of tho bloMl; a uatui-il specific
for all skin eruptions, sick headaches, biliousness,
I nervousness, menUl depression, and will reuiovcthe
effects of accidental liuiiesnou irom exce?nve cav
ing and drinkinfr. Have it in your homos and on
your travels. It is a s.iccifi-j for the facd, weary
Prepaired by the
London Sal-Muscatelle Co.
rinivarn i.f imitations. The irenuine iii "blue
I 3Tjend forcireulars G. EV NOYITLll, General
American Manager, P. O Ejx 10 ii, New ork City,
Mention this paper. For s.ile by S. Ilam lton R'jse
New York Coffee House
And 0rster Saloon,S
Leading Check Itestauran
in the City.
SIFERD HACKNEY. PROPRIETORS
132 FIRST STREET,
PORTLAND - CRECOH.
fSTTrivatcUoonts o' the Latest Designs lor Ladic
OPEN DAT AND NIGHT.
tp j. if. mui
' THE DAILY, V
Is the best moraine Journal iJUblislicJ on the
i THE WEEKLY
is tho inoit eompleto Weekly . It has the lar-
. gest circulation.
Daily one year. . . . . . .$0.oo
Weekly " "v.. I $1.50
Kumittancca to Examiner Publishing Co.
. . . ; San Fraiicijco Cal.
iiB; le cojiy ct nt free. '
rSEBUP.Q TO ESllPlHfEOITY.
From Roseburg tuLookinji Class $ .75
." ; ' " Foot of mountain. ... 2.00
" i j)ura 5.00
" " Fairview 5.50
" " Sumner ... 6.50
" " Marshfiekl 7.00
" " Eniiiirc City 7.50
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.
For l'artickirs IjKjuirc at the IVfel Office.
Jas . Mel'USiLOII, Prop.
KEEPS A STOCK OK NAILS, CUTLEKY
Shell and Huihlers Ihirduarc. Also Kcvoher,
Ouiib and Aniniunition. All kinds of
Tiinrure Made to Order.
REPAIRING NEATLY DONE,
Over 6,000,000 PEOPLE USE
-efai D.M.FERRY 4 CO.
are admitted to be the
in the world.
. n u ccddv t rn'e
-r v. III. r biim wu
?rmm. Illntntwl. Dm.
?J will be nuiled
FREE to all
mil. Every per.
0 using Gar
den. I'ield or
TloKtr BKEDS lhauld
0. M. FERRY & CD.
J. 0. SHERIDAN
R. S & J. C SHERIDAN
Stoves and Tinware,
rrttlE umlcrsifirtcd takee pluasute in an
J nounciii to tlio publiu that he selling
everything iu his line at prices that
IF YOU WANT-
STOVES, AGrEIOuLTUiiiL TOOLS
IRON. STiIL, HAILS,
iiil33 H0E3, TINWARE, CUTLERY
3. anything in my line, call and examine my
stock ami learn irice3 colore purchasing eise'
where, as I am selling lower than ever.
J C. SHERIDAN
TIIE OLD RELIABLE
Established in 18G7.
Douglas County Bank,
HUMPHREY & FLINT,
Roseburc - - - - Oregon
TRANSACT A GENERAL
Sight Drafts Drawn on
l'ortlancl, Sau Francisco', New York and
other poiuts. Bills of exchange on the
principal cities of' Europe. Deposits re
ceived 8ui)ject to clicck, Collections made
on all accessablepoiuts at reasonable rates,
OX HUBBARD CREESi.
CLARKE & RAKER, Proprietors.
c are ik.w prepared to f uriiiuli lumber o tho
best quality in quantities to suit the purchasers,
always having on hand ths largest slock of any mil
In Douglas County.
We will furnish lumber at our mill at the following
5o- l rough lumber 53 to $10 M
5o, 1 flooring, C inch D & M 10 JI
So. 1 Mooring, 4 inch D & M $13 M
If o. 1 fniishlnjr lumber..... 810 M
CLARKE & BAKER.
,1 1 s
Hf ir )
This powder never varies. . A marvel of purity
strength and wholesonieness. lloro economical
than the ordinary kind, and cannot be&d 1 in com
petition Mith the multitude of low test, short
weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold only in
cans. KOYAL IJ.YKIN'li POWUEii CO., 100 Wall
St. N. Y.
Mm dm mm
THE BEST OUALITY.
Ci ENERA L FURN1S1 1 L N U,
HOSIERY, TRIMMINti &c.
Boots & Shoes
OFJTUE REST QUA LIT V.
Woe! Ikw WeIIow
Suhs!:iT'ii n received f- r nil Eastern
and European I'uhlicssti'jiri
Great Oveyhnul lloate I
HE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
-ONLY USE RUKH1KG
Pullman Palaca Sleeping Cars,
Maguincoct Day Coaches, and
Elegant Emigrant Sleeping Cars,
-WITH CERliiS TREE CF COST -
ROM WASHINGTON AND OREGON
TO THE EAST
Via St. I'aul ami Minneapolis
OKLY TRAMSSDHTIHENTAL L!f!E EUHNINC
PALACE DINING CARS.
(Meals, 75 Cents.)
FASTEST TIME EVER MADE
- FROM THE COAST
SiT NORTHERN FAGIFiO RAILROAD
To Sioux City,
St. Joseph, Atchison,
SSt.Loms, 5 Chicago,!;
- AND ALL POINTS-
EASrn AND CtOUTIIEASp
AS 1 AN 1) OOUT1 1 HAS j "
Via 8t. 1'aiil ami Siiuncapolis.
Are hauled an regular Ex-
2rcss Trains over the
Entire Length of
ThE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Leave Portland at 3:00 p. m., daily; ar
rive at Minneapolis or St. Paul 12:30
p. si., third day.
Connection made at .St. Paul and
Minneapolis to all points East, South
i PACIFIC DIVISION.
Train leaves Portland daily at 11:4
A. si., j arriving at New Tacoma 6:30
p. si., connecting with O. Ji. &. N. Co. :
loats for all points on Puget Sound
j A. D. Charlton,
General Western Passenger Agent,
No. 2 Washington St.
This paper is kept on file at E. C. Dake s
advertising agency, 64 and 65 Merchants' Ex
cliange, San Francisco, Cal"., where contracts
for advertising can he. made for it.
Sj be your livei that God may bless,
To the end of your biK'f mortal lime
Each other to love and fondly caress,
Protected by Him in this western dime
Happy may you be linked in Hymens chain
Each round of pleasure to bring you Lhs?,
No cares to wring your hearts with pain
And the road of adversity may you miss,
No sickness e'er come to check your joy
Down the hill of life as on you go,
Every phass of life without some alloy
Mankind can not expect to know,
May God calm for you life's boisterous blast
And fit you both for heaven at last.
Contented be your lot through life,
Heaven to be the designed goal to win
And by steering clear of wrancling strife
Doorways of God's Kingdom ye can enter in,
When old age creeps on and death draws
In peace may you lay down to die near
Conscious of vour lives sunblcmish'd career
Knowing and trusting your Father on higrrr4j&o remember that tlio glory o our
Kespccttuiiy ucuicaiuu uy II. M. w. inTTi
hoaor uf their marriage.
March 10th, 18S7.
-1Y ARKAX8AH' LEGISLATOR.
In the Arkansaw legislature: Mem
ber from Sandstone Knob Mr. Speak
er, I hope sir. that vou will let me
h ivc a few minutes' time in which to
placa myself square on the record.
Yesterday evening Sir. Euckley Erown,
from Hum Bottoms, sad that I had
accepted the present of a new hat
from a railroad superintendent, and
hinted in a way inclined to sting a
sensativc man, that I had practically
sold myse:f. ' I should like to know
if there is anything in our constitution
that prevents a man from accepting
presents. I say there is not, and, sir,
when our constitution arises and says
thut I shan't take everything that is
given to me, then I will say. "Mi. Con
stitution, attend to your own affairs."
Mr. Speaker, I am a present taker, and
as an encouragement to those who
may contemplate giving me something,
Lt me say that my capacity for taking
presents, although well developed, has
not been overtaxed. I may also say
that the man who won't take a hat
and thereby s ive the expense of buy
ing one, is composed of a mixture of
foul, liar and thief. I'd be afraid to
meet such a man away out in the
woods. I .vould feel sure that he
would knock mo down and rob me.
1 know of an affair in my country that
strongly illustrates the dishonesty of
men v ho are afraid to accept presents.
A rod-bearded fellow named Watson
yw.Mtt t'.i wiiili for Mfi Ciarfri ad-made
new how to appreciate merit, went
o him and said:
" ''Nv atson, I never had a man that
think more of than I do of you."
" 'Much ob'ceged lo you,' replied
" 'And I have decided,' Clark con
tinued, 'to give you my daughter, Lo-
" 'Much oblecged to you' said Wat
son, 'but I ain't accoptin'any presents.'
"Well, Mr. Speaker, that man was
so honest that he would not accept the
daughter as a present, but the next
day he ran away with Clark's wife.
Sinco then I have been extremelv sus-
icious cf men who are too high-toned
to accept presents, and to keep otlier
fair-minded men from suspecting me,
. Lave determined to refuse nothing."
The republican senate was willing
to trust the administtatioa with the
expenditure of eight times 23,000,00
as proved by its votes. Its motto was
"anything to get rid of the surplus; all
means to rrcvent reduction ofthe
bounties of protected monopolies."
The democratic house properly refused
to squander the surplus, though it had
proved itself incapable of reducing the
taxes that produce it It vo'.ed all
the money that can be economically
and v isely used to carry on the work
of reconstructing the navy from the
ruin into which it fell under the repub
President Cleveland again showed
himself capable of correcting a mistake
by giving to the river and harbor bill
the "Uent veto" which the World
yesterday urged him to mote out to it.
Last year he signed a bad bill appro
priating $14,000,000 and containing
marry jobs. This year's bill was
passed in an unusually scandalous
manner. It was not considered by
the house, but was simply rushed
through. The Senate added $3,000,
000 to it, including $50,000 as an en
tering wedge for the Hennepin canal
scheme. The President has done well
to save $10,000,000 from the surpbrs
The Boston Piecord advises fresh
men in college to keep a diary though-
out the course. It is a fact that the
diary for the first year would be, as a
rule, interesting, if written candidly
An account of a freshman's feelings
when held under a pump or smoked
out would be harrowing enough to turn
a small boy's hair gray.
at a yaE OF TIDE.
President Cleveland's "pocket veto"
of the river and harbor bill on consti
tutional grounds struck dumb with'
surpiise a largo portion of the poople.
The rapid transit of tho ship of slate .
on the republican centralization sched
ule had in twenty-five years almost
made the people forget thst there are
such sacred and important things as
constitutional imitations upon the
power of congress, and tho very name
of "States rights" had almost become a
mere memory. The assertion by the
president of the proposition that the
little State creeks were not the subjects
pf congressional appropriation has
made the people scratch their heads
like old Bid Van Winkle and to bc-
- eeciom is i.ue jonstiiuuonai Jtmiia-
tiona of the great central Federal pow
er. That power is .intended for the
protection of the masses, but it is in
herently so great that it might, if un
checked, turn into oppression. Al
ready the masses ot the people every
where since lepubhcan rule began have
learned to look with dislike upon the
Federal courts and to dub them the
railroad barons' courts. So the laud
offices all over the country have until
recently always decided favorably to
the great corporations. And so with
most of the other branches and arms
of the government. ' The idea was get
ting prevalent among tho unthinking
that Uncle Sam's government could
do anything; and were rapidly drift
ing away to the sea of unlimited Fed
eral power where every tight of the
citizen would bo subject to the wishes
of the railroad barons through the
various arms and departments of tie
government. ,Now however thought
ful men are raising the note cf alarm
and the tide has changed. Under tho
impetus of democratic ascendency we
are slowly drifting back to the safe and
constitutional mocrings of the fathers
of the Great Republic. Evening
Tiobcrt Purvis, ona of the founders
and many years the president of the
Anti-Slavery society, in a reminiscent
mood yesterday said: "During slavery
days Wendell Phillips lectured one
evening of a' day on which a number,
of Methodist ministers held a confer--.
samo train with Phillips. One of the
ministers, a big blustering fellow, in
quired in a loud voice if Wendell
Phillips was ou the train.
Yes, sir; there he is,' answered the
conductor, jtointing to the great abo
litionist, who sat quietly in the rear
of the car.
"The inquiry naturally excited a
great deal of interest, and everybody
in the car turned around to take a look
at the man then so much talked about.
' 'You're Wendell Phillips, ate youV
yelled the minister, half turning in his
" 'Yes, sir that is my name,' re
plied Phillips, with characteristic
blandncss of voice.
" 'Well, sir, I was just about writ
ing you a letter '
" 'Indeed; I should no doubt have
had great pleasuie in reading it.'
"No, you wouldn't! No, you wouldn't!
I was going to give you some sound
advice. I want you to understand,
sir, that there are no slaves up north
here. You have no right lo go about
raising disturbances and delivering uu
. .1 . 1 1 . 1 i 't
pleasant lectures. y ny uuu 1 you gu
down south and lecturel''
" 'Sir,' eaid Phillips, half rising in
iis seat, you are a ministt'r of tho
gospel, are you notl
" 'It is your, mission to save soula
from hell, is it notl'
" 'Then why don't you go there!'
"In the tumult of laughter that fol
lowed the minister grabbed hia valise
and fled to another car."--Philadelphia
lit will no doubt make Bismarck's
eves water to be informed that the
militia strength of the United States
is 8,500,000 men; and if the German
Chancellor ever saw a militia company
in line on muster day he will know
what these figures mean to any nation
that shoeld attempt to ruffle the pin
ions of the American eagle.
Perhaps God shows us things, some
times and puts them away again for
us, to give us by and by, when we are
bigger; as mothers do with children's
playthings that are too beautiful foe
them to have right off.
The reason why General Den But
ler's recent fall on an icy pavement did
no harm is accounted on the ground
that two slippery surfaces coming in
contact rarely injures either force. It
ia sometliing like an expression of mu
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