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TUE UAI.ICE CREEK MINES.
She $ mo mifit limes.
M ound R anch ,
Jackson County, Feb. 10, 1875.
E ditor D emocratic T imes :
BOATINC. ON ROGUE RIVER.
FRIDAY,..................... FEBRUARY 19, 1S75.
AGENTS FOR THE TIMES.
According to promise, I again give
a few items concerning these mines,
I must first tell about tho boat that
was brought down Rogue River the
other day. It was 20 feet long, five
feet wide and two feet deep, built on
the flat bottom plan. The cargo con
sisted of 800 pounds of potatoes, GOO
pounds of oats, 100 pounds of flour,
100 pounds of provisions and 100 feet
of lumber—about a ton all told. The
boat was loaded near Vannoy’s Ferry
and landed near the Yank ledge. It
was manned by Mr. Presley, Captain
and owner of cargo and lioat, Mr. Man-
nering, Pilot, and John Flaughes, Pro
peller, and was set afloat on the 1st in
stant, landing on the 3d. Mr. Man-
nering says the trip can be made in
Mr. Harkness is now preparing to
raft 5,000 feet of lumber down from
the mouth of “Jump off Joe.” So you
see that Rogue River Is to bo used in
developing the great Yank ledge.
Geo. P. Rowell A Co.. ............
S. M. Pettingill A Co .................... ATow "Yorli
L. P. Fisher................
Siili 1«' m n < • i
Rowell A Chesnian... .................
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Dan. L. Green............ ......Josephine Count v.
Ben Havinond........... ............
RELIGIOUS DIRECTORY. ,
M. E. C hurch .—Religious services every
Sunday, at the usual hours, by the Rever
ends J. R. N. Roll, J. S. McCain and M. A.
C atholic C hurch .—Divine Services ev
ery Sunday, at the usual hour, by Rev. Fa
M. E. S unday S chool .—Regular meetings
every Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
C athoi . ic S unday Scmwu—Reenlar
meetings every Sundav afternoon, at two
P. 0. REGISTER AND TRAVELER'S GUIDE.
Staees leave Jacksonville as follows ;
For Rock Point. Grant’s Pass and Rose-
burtr. every day at S a. m. Mail closes at
7:30 p. th .
For Phoenix. Ashland. Yreka and Red-
dlne, California. every day at 10:30 a. in.
Mail close* at 10 a. m.
For Applegate, Kerhyville, Waldo and
Crescent City, everv Monday and Thursday
morning at 4 o’clock. Mail closes at 8 p. m.
the preceding evening.
The mail for Central Point, Table Rock,
Facie Point, Brownsboromrh and Sam's
Valiev. leaves every Friday morning ;
closes the preceding evening.
The mail for Linkville, Hot Springs, Yai-
nax and Like City, leaves Ashland every
Monday morning. For Linkville every
Monday and Thursday mornings.
Money Order Office open from 9 a. m. to
5 p. in.
OrnrrHonw—From 7 a. ni.to? p. nV.;
Sundays, 30 minutes after arrival of stages.
Mail matter must ho in on time or it will
M ax M uller , P. M.
The width of the Yank ledge, which
I estimated at over 125 feet in my first
letter, upon measurement is found to
be 297 feet wide. I may here state
that it is one solid mass of quartz of a
fine quality this width. Then comes
about the same width of granite, and
then another ledge nearly as wide as
the Yank ledge, with streaks of gran
C atholic C hurch .— Rev. Father Hein ite in it; then another field of granite
rich, of Roseburg, will preach at the Cath wider than the one above ; then an
olic church in German next Sunday morn I other ledge of quartz interspersed
ing, and in English in the evening.
with granite. These two ledges are
T hanks .—Al. Sturges has again not as good as the Yank, I believe, but
placed us under obligations for a boun they may be better than I think they
tiful supply of excellent apples. He is are.
delivering them in town at 25 cents a WII AT IS BEING DONE ON THE LEDGES.
Some parties are surveying, some
M. D.—We have received an ex are sinking on their claims, some are
cellent communication on the above 'cutting and making trails to go to
subject from a lady writer, which will work on their locations, while McNair I
appear next week. Of course, we shall A Co. are blasting out some of the fin
always be pleased to receive contribu est ore from the ledge I have ever
tions from our fair correspondent’s pen. seen. J. S. Howard, our County Sur-
1 veyor, is here surveying claims. He
P ost O ffices E stablished . A
showed me some fine pieces of quartz
Post Office hits been established at
, he obtained Saturday, that had been
Tule Lake, Lake county. E. Whit
taken from the east side of the ledge
ney has been appointed Postmaster of
that day. One piece would weigh
aaid office. Also at Lost Rj ver, same
about half a pound, which he said he I
countj’, of which W. H. Horton is
would not sell for $5. Mr. Howard
has procured a lot from Mr. McNair,
G alice C reek W agon R oad . To on which he intends building as soon
morrow is the day appointed for a as possible. He says the quartz is
meeting at the Court House, in rela better than he expected to find it be
tion to the proposed road to Galice fore he came down. Surveyor Myer
Creek. Let there be a full attendance, and other Ashland gentlemen are
and see what can be done for this im camped something over a mile below
Saunders’ store. They have been re
S ettle U p .—White A Martin else locating their claims in conformity
where call on those indebted to them with the State law, as they think, but
to come promptly forward and settle. I differ with them in their construction
They will take cattle, at a reasonable of the law, as the4aw says the claim
rate, from those owing them, which is a ant shall hold the ledge with its dips
very fair proposition, considering the and angles and 75 feet on each side.
scarcity of money and abundance of They are dividing a GOO-foot claim
into four claims, and putting a man on
L ecture .—Prof. Kennedy held forth
at the Court House last Saturday and
Mr. Harkness is building a feed sta
Sunday evenings, a good audience be
ble, and is going to put up a house if
ing present on each occasion. The
he makes a success with his raft.
lectures were interesting and well Gupton and Burch are pushing their
rendered, and the Professor created tavern forward to completion. Saun
considerable merriment by his remarks ders & Co. are going ahead with their
upon feeling the craniums of various building. Mr. Saunders had Surveyor
parties. He will lecture at Willow Watt at work surveying out the lots
Springs this evening, and also to-mor to build Galice City on when I left on
row and Sunday evenings.
Monday. Mr. Crow and his men were
and vicinity to make a road down on
E xtra L abor for the A ssessor .
that side of the river to Indian Joe’s.
—This will be a hard year’s labor on
It perhaps will best, but for the citi
our County Assessors. In addition to
zens of Illinois Valley and Kerhyville
their usual annual assessments, says
Roads drying up fast.
it would be much better to go down
the Democrat, the law requires that
on this side of the river. Be that as
Gardening has commenced.
they shall this year take the Census of
it may, let us work for a road on the
their several counties, for which blanks
Wagon road meeting to-morrow.
best route, for it is badly needed. No
A mail to Galice Creek is in order. will be furnished them by the Secre
doubt there will be three roads into
tary of State. Tho census will com
Surprise parties and sociables are prise the following headings : Number
this rich mineral region—one from
Grave Creek, one from Grant’s Pass, raging at present.
of legal voters ; of males 21 years old
Now is the time to set out shade as and upwards ; of males under 21 and
and one down the river on this side.
as other trees.
M artin P eterson .
over 10; of males under 10 ; of females
A number of persons from Benton 18 and upwards ; of females under 18
M odoc W ar B onds .—We have had county intend starting for Galice Creek and over 10 ; of females under 10 ;.
the pleasure of examining one of the soon.
number of acres under cultivation ;
blanks, says the Record, and are con
Easter Sunday is close at hand. bushels of wheat, rye, barley, oats,
fident that the steel plate from which
Hons that can lay colored eggs would corn, potatoes and apples raised last
they are copied, is a master-piece of
year ; tons of hay, pounds of wool and
command a premium now.
art in the line of lithographing. The
The mining excitement is extend tobacco, ounces of gold dust produced;
form of the bonds has been carefully
number of sheep, hogs, horses, cattle
prepared by our worthy Secretary of ing everywhere, and we may expect a and mules owned by each person ;
State, Hon. S. F. Chadwick, and the big rush the coming season.
number of barrels of salmon, and
Ore from Galice Creek and also from baskets of oysters sold ; number of
bonds are pronounced to be the finest
on this coast, and equal if not superior some ledges in this county, is finding pounds of butter and cheese made and
to any in the Atlantic States. The its way to everywhere on the coast.
marketed, etc. In order to assist the
bond is framed in a rich border, in
Ed. F. Lewis, foreman of the Senti Assessor and facilitate his labors we
tints of great beauty; representing the nel, intends abandoning the rule and would suggest that our readers have
State Capitol Building in the center, stick ere long, and try his luck at pros these items written down and pre
as perfect as the photograph itself. pecting.
pared for him by the time he comes
On tho right hand upper corner is a
The Albany Democrat says : We around. Of course it is understood
striking photograph of the lamented last week saw a specimen of quartz this is not for the purpose of taxation,
General Canby ; on the left, almost a from the Jackson county mines, which but for the dissemination of valuable
speaking likeness of His Excellency, is said to have assayed $3G0 to the ton. information that this census is taken ;
Governor Grover. The wording, re
The drain from the Masonic cellar hence our citizens need have no fear
citing the amount of indebtedness, and has been finished, which works like of making as good a showing as the
tho law upon which these bonds are a charm. The completion of laying facts will warrant.
issued, and tho interest coupons at the foundation and walling in the cel
tached is all beautifully done ; and the lar will be commenced in a few days, T he G reat E xcitement .—The death of
Gov. Brainlette in no wise interferes with
bonds once filled up and issued will
the progress of the last Gift Concert, nor will
should tho weather permit.
prove an honor to the State and a
or anything else prevent the drawing
The Roseburg Plaindealer says : A. that
pleasing ornament to the several hold
from taking place on tho 27th of February.
ers. Judge Chadwick displayed good W. McKinstry, of Louisiana, is in that So certain is this, that all the money paid
for tickets will be promptly refunded in
taste and judgment in thus bestowing city. He is en route to the Galice case
the drawing does not take place on that
a great compliment on Governor Gro
day. Mr. Briggs has conducted all the de
and T. II. Fenn, both of whom are con tails of the former concerts, and is giving
ver and perpetuating the memory of
whole time, his known skill, and his
the deceased martyr, General Canby. nected with that office, are making his
great energy, to make the last the greatest
It is a matter of State pride that so preparations to go there too. They drawing. He offers, in addition to the ex
citement of the drawing itself, a concert by
perfect a presentation of the sorrow of start about the 1st prox.
Gilmore’s Great Orchestra, perhaps the best
our people in the late Modoc war
in the world ; admission to which can only
O ur B onanza .—Tho results of as- be had by those that hold at least a part of
should lie preserved in this unmistak
says of rock from Galice Creek are more a ticket. ’
We understand that these bonds favorable each day. Instead of falling
S chool E xhibition .—There will
will shortly be disposed of to the par off, they increase in value. There is a be an exhibition at the hail of the
ties entitled thereto.
big thing in these mines, even if the Dardanelles Hotel on February 22d,
N ew P ublications .—We have re quartz should pay only one-fifth the commencing at early candle light.
ceived a copy of the World almanac, result of the last assay, and still less, The Exhibition will consist of speeches,
which for political reference is inval for such are the natural advantages dialogues, vocal and Instrumental mu
uable. It also contains other useful for working them that the cost is a sic, and will close with an original
information. Send 25 cents to the mere trifle compared with the mines of minstiel band. After the Exhibition,
Nevada. At Virginia City, the tim there will be a baii and supper given
JForW, New York, and get one.
The Musical Review, published by bers for shafts and tunnels cost $45 per by Mrs. Dodge. Admittance to the
Exhibition, 50 cents ; to the ball, $2.00.
Sherman & Hyde, San Francisco, is at thousand feet, while at Galice Creek
hand. It is replete with sketches of they could be procured for one-third
S t . V alentine ’ s D ay .—This occa
popular singers and teachers of music, and less of that price. Wood for mak sion was celebrated with unusual en
a review of the art, musical and liter ing steam to hoist out ore never costs ergy last Sunday. Our art collection
ary intelligence of the day, besides less than $12 per cord at the former I was increased by the addition of the
some brilliant vocal and instrumental place, while at the latter it can be con photographs of several frisky and ele
pieces of music. Published monthly, tracted for at not more than $3 per cord. gant-looking typos, while our devil
Besides, the other expenses of liv
at $1.50 per annum.
ing, etc., are not so high. The great reveh in ecstasy over the reception of
We have heretofore neglected to
size of the ledges guarantee profitable several sweet billet-doux from his
mention that James Vick, the justly
work on very low grades of ore, be “snowflake.” Sich is life.
popular florist and seedsman of Roch
cause no waste rock need be quarried,
N ew A dvertisement .—Don’t forget to
ester, N. Y., has again issued his ele
K. Kubli’s new advertisement in this
and there will bo no considerable, if
gant Floral Guide, a copy of which is
week's issue. Besides everything usually
any, expense for transporting the ore. found in a first-class hardware store, he has
now before us. It appears quarterly,
With these advantages, these mines a superior stock of dry-goods, groceries, etc.
and the price (25 cents a year) hardly
will soon enrich those who have in Give him a call.
pays the cost of publication. So many
vested in them, and as Tom. Merry
numbers arc circulated, however, and
V ice P residents .—The Woman
says, “restore the palmy days when
Mr. Vick’s business is so extensive,
Suffrage Convention, in session last week at
that he is enabled to publish it with gold dust was thicker than mud on a Portland", elected Mrs. W. J. Flymale, of
out loss. It is invaluable to those en man’s boot.”
this county, and Mrs. Mary Gordon, of
Josephine, as Vice Presidents of the Asso
gaged in the culture of vegetables,
flowers, etc. Subscribe for it.
S ettling D own to W ork .—There
seems to be a perceptible lull in the
mining furore at present, and the
hunt after quartz mines has in a de
gree abated. Instead, however, we
have the promise of those already dis
covered being thoroughly worked and
their value tested. As the Spring
opens, prospecting and working ledges
will be carried on with renewed en. I
ergy, and some rich developments in
gold, cinnabar and other metal-bearing
rock may be expected. Nearly every
man in the county is interested in one
or more ledges, and many strangers
have also located claims in various
At a stated meeting of Oregonian-Pocahon
tas Tribe No. 1, Improved O. R. M., held
Feb. 16, 1875, the following preamble and
resolutions were adopted :
W hereas , Him in whose eye is pity, and
whose heart Is lovo, has in his wise Provi
dence taken from our midst and from her
devoted husband, children and many
friends, the accomplished woman, loving
wife and devoted companion of our worthy
brother, esteemed friend and respected citi
zen, Hon. E. B. Watson, therefore be it
Resolved, That as Brothers in that Totem
ic Band which has never been broken,
wo tender to our beloved and afflicted brother
our heartfelt sympathies In his severe afflic
tion and irreparable loss.
Resolved, That we as Brothers extend our
social circle around the motherless children
of our bereft and sorrowing brother. May
that watchful eye that never slumbers,
guard and watch over them in this<heir
E. D. FOUDRAY.
J. A. CALLENDER,
NEW, THIS WEEK.
Odd Fellows’ Building, Jacksonville, Oregon,
DEALER & WORKER IK
TIN, SHEET IRON, COPPER, LEAD, eto.
A FIRST-CLASS STOCK OF STOVES’,
POWDER OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Fuse and Caps,
Wooden and Willow Ware,
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, GLASS,
Shot, Brushes, Chains and Hose,
I have secured the services of a First-cl*M
Mechanic, and am prepared to do all repair
ing promptly and in superior style.
N CONNECTION WITH THE ABOVE,
I am receiving and have constantly on
hand a full and first-class stock of
DRY GOODS, Gum Boots, TOBACCO,
GLASSWARE, CROCKERY, Etc., Eto.
Everything sold at reasonable rates.
Give me a call.
Jacksonville, Feb. 18, 1875.
R eject A ll V iolent P urgatives .— They
ruin the tone of the bowels, and weaken the
Tarrant’s Effervescent Seltzer Aperient
is used by rational people as a means of re
lieving all derangements of the stomach,
liver and intostines, because it removes ob
structions without pain, and imparts vigor
to the organs which it purifies and regulates.
Sold by all druggists.
CANTY & WAGNEE,
Wholesale and Retail Confectioners,
101 Montgomery St., S. F.
IMPORTANT.—Endorsed by the Modi-
eal profession. D r . W m . H all ’ s B alsam
ttention is called to our im -
for the L ungs cures Coughs, Colds and
inense assortment of Candies, Toys and
Consumption, and all diseases of ttio Throat
other goods suitable for the COMING HOL
aud Chest. D r . T ownsley ’ s T oothache IDAYS. Warranted to koep in all climates.
Prices low and terms liberal. Orders for
.A nodyne cares in one M inute .
the interior promptly and carefully attend
^10“ For tho very best Photographs, go to
Bradley A Rulofson’s Gallery with an ELE
VATOR, 429 Montgomery Street, San Fran
FARM FOR SALE.
HE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS FOR
sale his farm situated on Antelope creek,
12 miles east of Jacksonville, containing 480
BREEDING — JOHNSON ~HAMLIN~ acres of land, 400 acres being good farming
LUNDY—At tho residence of Pat. Dunn, land and under fence. It is a good grain
Esq., near Ashland, by the Rev. J. R. N. farm and sheep ranch, well watered and
Bell, on Feb. 14th, W. G. Breeding to good houses and barns upon it.
Miss Sarah J. Johnson, and George W.
TERMS OF SALE—fl I per acre, one-half
Hamlin to Miss Mary E. Lundy—all of down, the balance to suit purchaser.
J. W. SIMPSON.
N. B.—TliiH land will be sold in smaller
parcels, if desired.
making the mountains at the mouth of
Taylor Creek ring with the sound of
the axe, preparing timber for the saw
mill there. Williams & Co. are pound
ing away on their ferry boat about one
mile above the ledges. They will soon
have it ready for use. Indian Joe
is making slow progress with his boat,
situated a few miles above the lodges.
<ieo. Reed and W. II. Case, of Eugene
DONEGAN—In this city, Feb. 14th, to the
wife of P. Donegan, a daughter.
City, are intending to put in a ferry P ersonal .—Gov. Briggs, of Josephine, is
Dissolution of Co-Partnership.
H orse T hief C aptured . — Last
immediately at the Yank ledge. This sojourning with us at present.
Sunday morningan individual, whose name
HE PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE
and Mr. Williams’ ferry will be for the John Lanterman has returned from Grave wo were unable to learn, hired a horse of
existing between Henry R. Brown and
Creek, and may be found as busy as ever | Manning <t Ish to goto Phoenix with, prom
Robert H. Brown is this dav dissolved by
A nother A ssay .—John Bilger re-!
mutual consent. All debts due the firm of
ising to bo back that evening. Ho failed to
I hereby announce myself a candidate for Brown Bros, will be paid to Robert H.
Thos. F. Beall has so far recovered from respond at the appointed time, however,
reived from his brother, Wm. Bilger,
H. R. BROWN.
the office of City Marshal, subject to the de Brown.
that from Grant’s Pass. C. C. Bailey, his late illness as to be about again.
ROBT. H. BBOWN.
who is in San Francisco, the result of
and Sheriff Manning started in pursuit the cision of the citizens of Jacksonville at the
from Eugene, intends starting a trad Wm. A. and Ed. R. Owen were in town following day. The Sheriff found that his polls at the ensuing Town Election.
Brownsborough, Jackson Co., January
another test of Galice Creek quartzs on
SAM'L R. TAYLOR.
ing post at the ledges as soon as suita last week.
man had sold the horse to II. < asoy, of the
Wednesday. This result is obtained
Ed. Smith ami A. M. Asbury are able to be Mountain House, for $25, and had taken it
ble preparations can be made. The around
For Street Commissioner.
again, after a severe spell of sickness. afoot to California. Although ho adopted
from 50 pounds of rock taken from
three men from Eugene came in last
Tho undersigned hereby announces him
strategic maneuvers to throw those
the Yank ledge, and subjected to the
J ohn B ilger says it is nice to be several
as a candidate for Street Commissioner,
week. They are young, energetic and
oft tho track, the Sheriff captured subject
he » ndersigned is prepared
to the decision ot tho citizens of
milling process, which is a more gentlemanly, and seem to mean busi accommodating and lend your friends stove pursuing
to make preliminary survey of Mining
him on the other side of Yreka, and is on Jacksonville at tho Town Election on March
thorough way in getting at the true
in conformitv to the new law of
blacking tools, (which he always docs) but his way back with him.
SILAS J. DAY.
ness. There are other improvements he thinks it very ungenerous for parties bor
Congress. AU lode claims held under said
value. The quartz was run through going on, which I am unable to notice
law are required to be surveyed and the
rowing to never roturn thorn. Three sets in !
A mputated .—Dr. Belt this week
NEW, THIS WEEK.
In lots of 25 pounds each, and tho in at present.
JAMES S. HOWARD, Surveyor.
eighteen months ho believes to be rather amputated the left arm of John Blattner
ferior quality brought $38 per ton, ■
THE WAGON ROAD.
abovo the elbow joint. A cancer had formed
them are requested to bring them home.
while the better assayed as high as
on it and was so dangerous at to render am
In conclusion, let me say to one and
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
putation necessary. Tho pationt is getting
>78. There is a presence of both gold
A t W ork .—Tho quartz mill of Klippel,
aving disposed of our stock
all to not forget our road to the mines.
of Merchandise at Jacksonville to
and silver, as also copper, which the Attend the meeting on the 20th and Beekman A Johnson, on their ledge on along finely. __ ____ ______
Brothers, wo call upon those in otice is hereby given that
Rogue River, is new in working order, and
assayers say Is a sign of good silver-|
C rowded O ut .—Our Lake county debted to us to come forward and Rettle at
whereas my sons, Millard and Dillard
come prepared to say how much you running constantly. Mr. Klippel, who ar
have left my house without consent,
bearing rock. Mr. Bilger has great will help on said road. By many it is rived last Saturday from tho ledge, informs items and a communication from Butte
I will not be responsible for any debts of
faith in the richness of the ledge, and thought it is best for us from the val- us that they have 125 tons of quartz taken ' Creek, besides several other interesting ar Office at the old stand.
ticles, are crowded out this week. They will
JAMES S. HORN.
will immediately return to this place , .
already ’ ana
____ L a
Galls Creek, Feb. 10, 1875.
‘ appear in our next,
1 Jacksonville, Feb. 17, 1875.
ra¿e of three tons a day.
and commence operations on his claim. • ley to help the citizens at Grant s Pass I Up
R ecaptured .—Superintendent W.
II. Watkinds received a telegram on
the 10th from the marshal of Seattle,
to the effect that Valentine Howe, an
escaped convict, had been captured.
Howe made his escape from the peni
tentiary last fall, while out burning
brick. He was sentenced to the pen
itentiary from this county, for robbing
Morris Mensor’s safe in Jacksonville,
a few years ago. When Howe made
his escape he had eighteen months yet