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Jaekonville Sentinel February 20.
The excitement is still at fever
beat among oar citizens, though ef
forts are of a more practical turn than
heretofore. No new discoveries
have been made public, though it is
known that unusally good indica
tions have been met with in various
localities, which is kept quiet for
prudential reasons until such times
m definite result in exploration will
warrant some statements which can
be relied u on bj parties in the dis
tance. Confidence in what has been
discovered is in no way abated, as
each test proves their value more
conclusively. We have no disposi
tion to exaggerate or aid in produc
ing excitement, and for that reason
refrain from giving general publici
ty to mere rumors that are afloat,
though many of them are apparent
ly well authenticated, and to parties
here acquainted, show no reason
why they should not be true.
The news from the Galice creek re
gion is of the most encouraging char
acter, and results fit) in ore sent
. abroad for tests are being received.
From ore taken down from the
Yank ledge by Mr. Chapman, of
Chico we have the worth of that
ledge demonstrated by the most
practical method a mill test. Two
of these tests, of twenty-five pou nds
each, were from ore picked up at
random on the ledge, and yield fo8
to the ton. Our information comes
from Wm. Bilger, who is now in San
Francisco and writes to his brother,
John Bilger, that the two assays by
mill process yielded $38 and $78 re
spectively, two parts silver and on j
part gold, averaging $58 per ton,
and that the ore is unusally easy to
work. It contains a small portion
of copper, which mill men say is a
good indication of permanence and
richness both. Mr. Bilger went to
San Francisco with the intention of
remaining there and engaging in
business, but now he writes, "We
have a big thing in the Yank and I
will be in Jacksonville in a few days,
and will go to work on the ledge
myself in a few days more. I am
now satisfied we have a fortune
ttanure for Fruit Trees.
not what is wanted for fruit trees,
including grape-vines, berries, etc.
There may be benefit, and usually is
at first, but the quality of the fruit
will suffer, and the wood and foliage
are not of that healthy character
which is desired. This has been no
ticed by Iiiebig and others. We
have known prolific grape-vines to
bear more fruit, but at An expense of
quality, where the contents of the
privj were freely used for manuring.
We have always found the best suc
cess when the leaves, the weeding
of the garden, chip-manure and for
est mould, either singly or com
bined, have been freely applied.
These seem to contain the different
materials in proper proportions, that
ia, the organic, the carbonaceous,
- and nitrogenous, the mineral needs
to be supplied, and nothing does
this so satisfactorily as wood ashes.
It supplies largely potash, which is
needed. The best success, and it
hae been fully achieved, which we
ever attained, was by applying a
coat of leaves in the fall, worked in
to the soil in the spring, followed
by weedings from the garden, clip
pings of the vine with other vegeta
ble reiuso, as a mulch, sprinkled
over with wood ashes, leaching or
unleaching; if the latter, more wero
required. This made a healthy, not
excessive growth, and increased both
in quality and quantity of the fruit.
It makes a sounder and better keep
ing fruit. This was a variety of
soils, but particularly a clay soil.
There should be a good drainage
and exposure to air, or eW with a
green mulch kept moist hy the- ash
es there might be too much humidi
ty. For grapes this will not do.
Nor will it for fruit trees if there- is
a close, heavy top, reaching- well
down, holding thus the moisture
which evaporates, and inviting para
sitic lodgments, which will appear in
masses, mildew, rusted fruit, etc.
Herbaceous material and and ashes,
with occasional bone-dust, we have
found the best application for f i uit
trees in general, for berries and for
the grape. Apply yearly where the
soil is not rich; and in the spring
when the ground is dry enough to
spade it well. Use sparingly, if any
the strong, nitrogenous manure
Send in your names, and if you are
unable to pay in advance we will send
you the Independent and wait on you
a year. To clnbs of five ws xcill send
the Independent for one year for $10;
and for clubs of ten or more xce xcill
send the Independent one year for
$20 00 with a 7i extra number to the
getter up of the club.
War Claim Agency
Uo 34 noUTGOUEBY
BAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
W. H. AIKEN, Attorney-at-law and Com
mander of the Grand Anny of the Bepublic
in California and rievada. will gire prompt
attention to tne collection oi Additional
Travel Pay, now due California and NeTada
Volnnteera discharged mora than three hun
dred miles from home. Soldiers can depend
on fair dealing. Information siren free of
charge. When writing enclose stamp for
reply and state company and regiment an
whether yon have a discharge. Congress
has extended the time for filing claims for
additional Bounty under Act of July 28.1866
to January 1875, so all such claims mast be
made before that time. Original Bounty of
$100 has been allowed all volunteers who
enlisted before July 22d,1861 for three years
if not paid the same, when discharged. Land
warrants can oe oDtainea lor services ren
dered before 1855 but not for services in
the late war. Pension for late war and
war of 1812 obtained and increased when al
lowed for less than disability warrants, but
no pensions are allowed to Mexican and
Florida war soldiers. State of Texas has
granted Pensions to surviving veterans of
Texas Revolution, New Orleans and Mobile
Prize Money is now due and being paid, W
H. Aik n also attends to General law and
and Collection Business.
I OFFER FOR SALE MT PROPERTY
in Forest Grove, consisting of a house
and 75x148 feet of laud in Lot No. 1 of
Block No. 3, in Forest Grove, fc'aid prop
erty I will sell subject to a mortgage of $250
with interest which expires Nov. 4, 1875,and
$250 eash in hand. This property is situa
ted in the heart of the town and is a valua
ble bite for a fine dwelling.
For further particulars inquire of STEPH
EN BLANK of Forest Grove, or
II. B. LUCE,
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
the undersigned has filed his final ac
count ns Executor ef the last will and testa
ment of H. B. Bones, Dec'd in the County
Court of tie State of Oregon for Washing
ton County, and that THURSDAY after the
first Monday in Jannary, A. D. 1875, at 10
o'clock a. m" has been set for the final hear
ing of said matter.
n37:w4 S. A. HOLCOMB.
Notice of Administrator.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING BEEN
appointed by the County Court of the
SLUe of Oregon for "Washington county Ad
ministrator of the estate of G. M. Raymond
deceased, all persons having claims
against said estate nre hereby notified to
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fice of Thos. H. Tongue in Hillsboro.Wash
ington county, Oregon, with the proper
vouchers within six months from the date
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ney street, corner nf Commercial, San Fran
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quiring his service may find him.
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Kent I ni I Weakness.
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