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THE OREGON SENTINEL
"Wednesday, ; : January 22. 1879
AtVOCD FOB COL. BOSS.
The following, published in the
"Oregonian," is only just to Col. Ross,
and lest its closing sentence might
create an unfair inference we -will add
that during many years of intimate ac
qualntance "vre have never heard him
utter a dishonest sentiment either
about public or private matters, and as
eert that the people of Jacksonville
knew more of the disposition of the
unused commissary stores than the
To tiie Editou of tiie Okecsonian:
I notice that the "Standard" quotes
from an article in the the Jacksonville
"Times" intimating that CoL John E.
Boss must have been a sharer in the
40,000 steal in connection with the
Modoc war. The charges in the re
port of the investigating committee as
I understand refers to the misconduct
on the part of thjjjfcers "tf the com
misary and quartermaster's department
These officers were appointed by Gov.
Grover, and to him, as commander in
chief, their reports and accounts were
submitted. CoL Ross had no more con
trol or supervision of those accounts
or the property than he had of the
school or university funds. His func
tions were simply to command the
troops fn the field. He neither
purchased or disbursed public property,
and had neither the authority or op
portunity to do so. To control the
disposition of the soldiers, their arms
and their ammunition in battle, or on
the march was the extent of his func
tions. I served in early Indian wars
with Col. Ross and never knew him to
steal a rifle, a cartridge or a ration, or
"any thing else." I have known him
to divide a very poor ration of horse
meat with a starving comrade. If,
however, the white headed old soldier
has become a thief in his old age, let
no more mercy be shown him than has
"been extended to Governor Grover
and others whose conduct receives
such universal condemnation at the
Lands of the people.
The Ashland "Tidings," accused by
the 'limes" of "being a party organ like
unto the Sentinel asserts ils indepen
dence of parties ably and sensibly.
ttfis naiicr lsruot a party oraan in the
sense intended. So long as the Repub
lican party observes the principles of
.human justice and national honesty
wo will advocate its interests. When
it discards them wo will abandon it
-and will under all circumstances reserve
.and exercise the right of criticism.
"The press is more powerful than a par
ty. It should make and unmake pol
itical organizations and lead public
:scnliinent instead of blindly following
it Preference for any political code
is a matter of private judgment and we
yield the right to every citizen. 1'refer
ing Republicanism to Democracy we
are in that pa?ly without owing it
any allegiance or feeling bound to fol
low it when our judgment forbids us
to go. "VVU1 our Democratic brethren
be as independent nd fulfil the true
mission of the press?
V. S. 1 s. TV. C. CniSTVOLD.
We publish elsewhere in this issue
the decision of the supreme court in
the case of Dodge vs. Harden fc Knott,
appealed from this county. It will be
of especial interest to the miners in
this state. It was the first decision
rendered by the new judges appointed
by Governor Thayer under the recent
Judiciary act which has excited so
much comment throughout the state,
and effecting as it does, the tenure by
which mining ditches and water rights
are held in this state, we deem it one
of the highest importance to our min
The legislature of 1874 passed an
act providing that if the owner of a
mining ditch or water right should
abandon it and cease to exercise acts
of ownership over it for one year
thereafter, he should loose all. right to
the same. The supreme court in the
decision referred to, held that this
meant that such owner must make an
actual abandonment of such property
(that, is, must .leave it without any in
tention of coming back to, or holding
it again) and then not exercise any
act of ownership over it for one year
thereafter before he would lose his
right to it. In substance, this decis
ion is to the effect that after a man
leaves a ditch or water light and does
not wish to hold it any longer, he still
has one year to come back in and
claim it against any other person who
may have come a'ong within that year
and taken it up for mining or other
Before this act was passed the courts
uniformly held that the very moment
the owner of a minimi ditch or water
rij.ht left it without the iutention of
coming back to it again, he lost his
right to it and any one else could then
take it up and hold it, and this princi
ple of law was fully approved as wise
and salutary by the experience of every
mining commvnity; yet it was often
difficult and a$8Bt 'impossible to prove
what a man's intention was when he
left such property and we had always
supposed the object of this act of our
legis'aturo was (o furnish a rule by
which this intention could be judicially
ascertained, and not to give a man
rights in such pjoprty for a year after
ue had ceased to want them, lo our
comprchoDskra it appears all sufficient
lo guard a man's lights to such proper
ty so long as he desires to own or pos
sess it and we neither know nor can
WH!C5IH1 u reasoifi1
such rijrhts a year or any other
of lime after he does not want them
according tic right to "bear
arms" it is hardly probable that the
framers of the constitution contemplat
ed tho effect of the liberty. Could they
have! looked forward to this day and
have seen citizens loaded down with
pistols and munitions of war in com
murities where peace reigned, they
would have been appalled at the effect
of tho license granted. The practice is
to be depricated. It is not only un
manly and cowardly but dangerous and
provocative of violence. We do not
believe that men fill their pockets be
cause their heaits are filled with mur
der or a desire to cripple some one.
On tho contrary we apprehend that it
is prompted by a mere spirit of braga
docia or a desire to be considered cour
ageous and men often flourish their
pistols to establish a character for bra
very only when certain that a friendly
hand will seize it and prevent its ex
plosion. How often have men in the
heat of momentary passion jerbec-rj1
their weapons from their pockets and
when too late regretted that they had
been within their reach. Only a week
since a fchooling affray that will cost
the tax-payers dearly took place, and
it never would have' occurred if the
parties had been unarmed. Unfortu
nately this evil, verifying the saying
"As tho old cock crows the young one
leai-ns," is extending to the youth, and
it is common to hear of bovs under the
age of sixteen brandishing their pistols
and threatening to shoot off tho top of
comrade's heads. It is useless to en
large on tliis fiubject Tho dangerous
effect of indiscriminate carrying of
arms in communities where there are
neither footpads, Indians nor banditti,
will be recognized by all sensible peo
ple; and wo will only add, as a
notable fact, that last year there was
more blood bhed in San Francisco, a
city, of two bundled thousand, than in
the whole of Ireland, with five and a
half millions of inhabitants. An ordi
nance against carrying concealed
weapouR, if properly enforced, would
enrich the city treasury and would un
doubtedly shame many into the propri
ety of leaving tieir knives and pistols
in their dwellings.
Jacksonville, - - Oregon.
If ow work and repairing In all Hi brancassdone to
order, In workmanlike manner.
A Pull Stocl; or Hardware snd
Cutlery Always on Ilnnd.
In Masonic Building, Oregon St.,
THKJJXDERSIGXED HEREBY DE
eircs to announce to the public tbat
tbej are now prepared to fill all orders for
catesof-eKty description, such as wedding
caBesp'Jcakes for1 parties, wino cukes; also
Drown ana rye ortaa, ginger snaps olq
A lunch bouse will also be kept at this
place, where ojsters in all stylts, Limburgcr
and Schwcitz-jr cheese, can be bad &t all
hears of the day r nigbt.
-Fresh bread every day.
Prices reasonable and satisfaction guar
anteed. GRUBE & ULttlCH.
fflW STUB SUM
0. VT. SAVAGE, Prop.,
T. G. BEAMS E. It. BEAMES.
Jacksonville, - - - Oregon,
AHEAD AS USUAL ! !
A CASH BASIS!!
THE GREATEST REDUCTION
session of this saloon, the undersigned
will be pleased to meet bis friends and tbe
public cenerally at this old and popular re
sort. Tbe finest liquors and cigars can al
ways be bad at this place, and tbe tables are
supplied with all tbe leading newspapers aod
periodicals of the day.
A first class billiard table is also kept at
this house. O. W. SAVAGE.
Tdd FcHoit'i Fnildirg JndiSfaTillf, Brfjw
DEALER AND WORKER IN
TIN, SHEET IRON, COPPER, LHAJ
iaz uiONco:. hue.
SaIo.- P.'juno has Inkon an impreg
nable petition on the Chinese question.
Ho assunwa tliat self preservation is a
In this case Judge Deady charged
the jury to the effect that if Griswold
employed Joseph W. Drew and J. "W.
Houso as his agents to go to the de
partments to get information about
the genuineness of the war claims des
cribed in this action that Griswold
was presumed to know whatever Drew
or House knew about them, and that
he was chargeable therewith -whether,
they did or didnot communicate it to
Griswold. At tho time of the argu
ment of the defendant's motion for a
new trial last December the Judge re
quested the attorneys on both Bides to
furnish him "with authorities on this
point, and on January 11th the motion
was overruled. Judge Deady, in the
decision rendered, slated that even if
this was an error the Court should not
grant a new trial because the error is
slight, and if a new trial was granted
the verdict would bo bound to be the
same unless the jury did great injus
tice to the law and evidence. The ver
dict is for S35.22S, and the costs of
the suit, amounting to 2,369 more.
Tho Yreka "Journal" is advocating
tho opening of tho Klamath river for
navigation. Wo are sorry to inform
Bro. Uixon that the work would bo al
most impracticable. It is rarely that
an Indian canoe can go in or out at the
mouth of Klamath, and we have known
one instance when tho river v. ai com
pletely bridged by a sand bar. The
river for two hundred miles is a suc
cession of dangerous rapids which can
not bo removed without the expendi
ture of many millions, and it would be
better to socure, if possible, the im
provement of Crescent City harbor a
work r.uito practicable and notrequir-
This decision may be a correct one
upon this act, but if it is the act itself,
which professes in one of its sections
to be for the "encouragement of tho"
mining interests," and takes effect
from and after ils approval by the
Governor ought to be repealed or else
the word "discouragement" (substituted
for "encouragement"' in its existing
section. "We are quite sure, however
that the priuciplo announced in this
decision, even if ood law, will not
meet the approval of miners or pro
mote their interest, while the intermi
nable litigation which will spring up
in consequence of it may prove a vcy
legal profession, who neither toil nor
spin but faltca upon the technicalities
and obscu) ilies of the law.
Judge Pi im didnot participate in
this decision, he ha vi'ig presided at the
circuit court below which rendered the
decree appealed from.
Hydraulic Pipe !
HOFFMAN & PENN.
ARE NOW PREPARED TO MAKE
all B'iss of mining pipe in workman
like-manner They will put up pipe on the
claim ready for work, cheaper than the
cheapest. Iron furnished at prices lower
than ever known in Jackson county. Call
and sec them; they mean business.
HAJ&FK A Mil
r. - i -t i ' a x
iL unrHr rwleo nrwl tlml l.n JM,. m.: J- - -
enotii "s ..i? i a-a-fe-JM--aiH
rT"i" 'AV U1USL CPURR
TO SELECT TROII IS
Any Ono Store in Southern
Oregon or XCorthern
ALL FOR CASH!!
OUR STOCK CONSISTS OF
FALL & WINTER DRY-GOODS,
LADIES' DItESS GOODS. OAFriMF.RES,
AND DIAGONALS. PII.KS. AND
SATItfS, DOOT.S A allOES,
IJfER! CJT-, nw- -nl f a Kn
to tne X'aciuc elates, ne is
opposed to inhuman or unjust treat
ment of those who are hero by virtue
of treaty stipulation. Wecanooly hope
to remedy an evil beginning to be re
cognized by Eastern statesmen by stop
ping" the flow of the tide. Kearneism,
or any movement bom of passion or
provoking violence, always overs-hoota
its mark, and we are glad so prominent
a statesman as Mr. Llainehas granped
the question so fairly. If the tido be
slopped as it may, the operation of
natural causes will dui ing the next
twenty yeare take away nine-tenths of
the present 51 ongol populatiaticn and
our children be taved from thtir in
IJlTCil SUIT DECIDED.
An important case, Dodge vs. Mar
den k Knott, involving the rij,ht to a
water ditch, decided in favor of de
fendants by Judge Prim, and appealed,
has just been decided by the Supreme
Court. The decision of the Court be
low was affirmed. The following is the
main point in the opinion delivered by
w e uunK no abandonment is prov
en by the testimony in this case, when
considered without reference to the
statute of Oregon.- Tho statute re
ferred to is section 7 of the act relating
to mines, etc.
"We must construe the word "aban
don" in the statute according to its or
dinary signification, and it would be
necessary in order to show that Halls
had lost his right to the ditch in ques
tion to show first that he had inten
tionally given up all claim to it, and
then after such abandonment he had
ceased to exercise any acts of owner
ship over it.
We think this is the liberal and
natural construction of the statute.
Entertaining these views of tho law
and evidence in this case we have
found no error in the conclusions and
decree of the court below, which will
be affirmed with costs.
Tho decision of Judge Sawyer, else
where published, doe3 not seem to ap
ply to the 16th and 3Gth section of
the public lands in Oregon. There js a
marked jdistinctionjbetween the grant
to California and tho grant to this
State, the latter being incorporated in
the terms of her admission as a State
and an unreserved and unqualified
grant. It is improbable that the title
of Oregon to those sections will ever
bo questioned no matter what the
character of the land may be.
prepared to n general
Zerchintand EschaEge JJu-insM-
ll'e undi.TflRiioil Till plve 3! pounds nf
flour, 2 prmmt abort and 8 ponuAi lrn for
every bnhe' cf wheal. Will a!si eaok
jour cuMnmera (urnWiinf; Ei'dsp.
".trr-ati .laetioti Guarautwd "881;,
A FIRST-CLASS STOCK OF STOTES
rOWDER OF EYERT DESCRIPTION
Fnso and Caps,
WOODFN &LWILL0W WARE.
Paints. Oils, Varuisli, GlR
Shot, Brushes, Chains, Sesa
I ha ve Fret-red the scrrlcos of a first elas?
Mechanic, and am prepared to do all repair
ing promptly and In superior etyle.
TN CONNECTION WITtl TBE ABOVE
1 I am receiving and karo rnnPtMitij
band a fall aud Mrst-clara stock of
DRY-COODS, OUM ROOTS, TOBACCO
IlEADT MADE CLOTIIIXO,
GLASSWARE, CROCKERT, e.
2ErtTjthlag sold al rrarnsM rate.
t soRon 711 14,-0 fit
BACK AT TAB OLD STAKD.
AM NOW PREPARED TO DO ALL
work in my line cheaper than ever, and
in fact will do it-cheaper than any other
chop in Southern Oregon.
Give me a;call and I will convince you.
FI0XEEU HARDWARE STORE
MRS J. BILGER
AT lUE OLD STAND OF JOHN BILGErf
Calurnia street. JaekjfinTillt, Oregon,
TIN, SHEET IRON, COPPER WARl
PUMPS and PIPES,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Yarnish
2?owdcr & Fnso
A Goscral Assortmoat 9&
FINE WOSTENHOLM OUTLERY
ROPE & TWiNE.
A Ant-cliM mecbanlo will atUud to
Job Work with ocatact and dlapatth.
I will always keep constantly oa hi4
large stock of
Liquors and Tobacco.
Airent for tho PACIFIC ROBBER PAIKT
The Ix-M In tho World.
Particnlar attention piM to Farmers'
want', and th supplyinpt nf extras for Farm
Machinery, and ell information as to snea
artfcle?. furnihnl cheerfully, en ap'pllcatlot
No piini will be spnrrd to furulMi oar
customers with tlic Svet good' In market, l
our line. and at thi lmret.t pr!cr..
Our roottii "hall he prompt ml fair ilal
Imr with all. dll anJ rvmlne our itoekC
BOOTS AND SHOES,
j7"EEPS ONLY THE REST QUALI
" ty of Roots and Shoes, and offers tbem
for (ale as rbeap as the very cheapest. No
hoass in town can undersell me. I will al
so warrant my -goods against rips, and will
repair gratuitously any that may occur in
goods tbat I sell. Call and I will convm::
you tbat I sell cheaper than any house in
Best Philadelphia Calf Boots made to or
der for S8 and S3.
I have also on band a fall stock of boots,
of San Francirco make, which I offer for sale
at S4.50 and $5.
BooU made to order and repaired.
NAT LANG ELL.
WE CALL THE ATTEMTTOH OT THE
ladlei" tn the fact t'i.i we !nw mm
on hand tin Inr"-t and h-f.t c-lcc trd trl-
ment rTbADIKS' HllfiSS ti'MHi.i an.! f .
CT GOODS or prrrv u"crlplion in oomii
ern Oreco". and wo will lifrc-forlli i..aK
this line of gotJs onr spi-ciallty ar.il fell
Cheaper than the Ohaapot.
To the prentlemen we will wy. if joa wut
A No. 1 SUIT OF CLOTHES you urn" jr
to Keataes Bros, to buy tbem a w iluiiu lo
have the bast bTOCK OF CLOTUIKt? in
Jackson county and will allow none u un
TbeFt- good wore all purcbafJ by a m-m
ber or our firm from FIRST ULASS Uuum--ir
San Francisco ami New YurU and w- will
wairaut every urticle and sll thuu an cheap
for cash ar any house In tbe county.
We also keep on hand a lull mock of
Hardware, Cotlery, Glasswark,
AFULLLIFE OF ASOLAND GOODS
FAUM AMD FREIGHT WAGOJIS
Plows, Gang Plows & Salky Plows.
In fact evervthinir from the finest needle
to a threshing-machine. Give us n cull
and jodse for youn-elves as to our capacitv
of furnishing good as above.
The woy to make money is t.i gave it.
To rave it buy clieiip. To buy cheap pay
CASH for your goods and buy of
XS17S AT2 SSS 2172!"
SITUATED FIFTF.ZN MILKS SOUTH
or Jncknnvilp, anil 1$ mi!; north of
Ashhr.J, are prepared to do
Ktrchant and Excb&3go Buainws.
FLOUT, GRAHAM, CORNJIEAL
AND FEED AT BEDROCK
Si! pound or flour, 2 pound' shorts aud
8 pound' bran gl-n per huhel of pood
wheat. Will sack flonr-ctomT fnrrtib
Itift sacks. Sacks with our mcw buind on
them furuUhed at low rslrs.
My brotbrr.G. F. Dllllngi. will have
cha'se of the." business. Ix-ina aited by
competent millers. Everything, warranted
SARAH A. FARN1IAM.
POS TE33 HOiSDASS!
TUE JACKSONVILLE SOCIAL CLUB
will give a Calico Ball at the. Club
Rooms on Friday evening. February 14th",
St. Valentines Day. Music will be fura ish.-d
by the Jacksonville Band. Everyboly is in
vited to atte::d. Tickets SI 50.
Our cotemporary is properly sensi
tive on the question of journalistic pro
priety. We assure him that it is not
our intention to dictate, only to sug
gest in a kindly spirit, and we will
never mortify discontinuingsubscribers.
by publishing their names because-thev
do not endorse our opinions. Certain
ly wo hope never to be obliged, to ap
oloiea for tho inadvertant publication
GUI BASBER SHOP
Jacksonville, - - - Oregoa
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
the copartnerchip heretofore existing
between J. W. Manning and J. B. Moat
gomery, in the livery business, is hereby
dissolved by mutual consent, J. is. 31ont
gomery retiring. All accounts against tbe
late firm will besctlled by J. V. Manning,
to whom all accounts due the firm must also
be paid. The business will be cotinuid by
tiie undersigned, who lhatiklal for tbe past
patronage, solicits a continuance of the
Jacksonville, Jan, 15, 1879.
HAS JUST RECEIVED
IB BEST JEWELRY
FHOMPAST EXPERIENCE " CANNOT
offer It eta tbaa
60 CENTS PER BUSHEL
of wheat, and Farmers can bare their choice
of el'her exchange or fell their wheat at
market orices at my mills.
I henceforth expect to esUblrh
HEW BRANDS OF FLOUR
which will exceed the old ones.
It thai 1 al ways be ray aim to give the
r. XT OLWELL.
I'bffiiiix, Aug 3, 1878.
THE BAG BONANZA
M LOCATED AT
j. s. mwmm stose,
IN THE SHAPE OF
TOBACCO. CIGARS. MATCHES..
Jewelry And Notions
TQE FIRST AP.RIVAL OF WINTER
giodjtiPt received and bought at tho
iioltirji of the Market and told lower than
Ladies hose, 8 pair for - - S1.00
EVERYTHING IN PROPORTION..
AXARGESTOUK OFCIGARS AT
Wholesale and Retail.
A Pine Havana cigar for - 25.
American Havanaa for - - -12J
Jacksonville Havanaa 6 for - 25.,
"Cheap for Cash."
THE. UNDERSIGNED IS FULLY
prepared to do all work iu bis line in
the best manner and at reasonable prices.
HOT OR COLD BATHS
Cart bo had at this place at all Lours of the
QO X'O .ZXXjZSJFL
llrus fur iuiuU,vUu.dlnubei.-
KAtlLER BROS AND BOY TOUR-
JL gnus seed at KarowaW g owt
gross will grow; stands dronth.
carefully prepared at KAU1AU IfKUS.
-rp-AHLEU BR0S KEEP THE LARGEST STOCK
rV of Boots aod Stationery.
"EpO-trt. T-SC33 Q"HI VI A ZF-
L? est drugs and Patent Medicines Co to
lreik.Alf.ii;-; fccedlelt. Sei.d for it la
FULL. AND CHOICE COLLEO-
tion at the vi-ry lowest price. Call
aod see for yourself. Place of business oppo
site Cardwell's Livery Stable. Repairing
of .all kindi promptly and satisfactorily
"O. O. D." SALOON.
WEBB & McDANIEL.
TDI3 POPULAR RESORT. UNDER
new management, is furnishing-the bst
brands of tiqiiors, wines and cigars. Tbe
reading table Is supplied- with Eastern peri
odicals and leading papers of tbo Coast.
Give us a call.
T.T. KINDaOK AMlHC.YriON TOR SALE
jpTn.? visa; mjCESZ33BI33
rpilE UNDERSIGNED T4KEJ PLE.43
1 urc in amiuiiociug to tho public thni
be liaaju't n-ceirod iv complete and tirt
clas avnitniwU of Gent 'a Kiirnlfbinij
Good.nch a llat. Shirl. UndTwear. etc,
bi't-l braiid- of Uiijur and Tobacco. Pipes,
N"liim. Fancy Goml'. Glassware Crockery,
Musical i'iutruroiiiV. S'.ird Uuxi-h, Stalinuui ry
Puckit and Tahlo Ciub-ry, llium. Toys,
Caudici', Nut, tc.. wlileh will lw wld at
the chenptM mti-. Giv m r cull ud see
li HElillEBT STORE!:
FOR SALE OR LEASE.
HE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY
ler the machinery aud buildinj; of
th Alden' Fruit DrTcr in this place for
sale olease. For further particulars en
quire of either of tbe undersigned.
11 V llltl.VS,
S. I. W. BEPRY.
IIIAVK JU3T RECEIVED MV FALL,
and Winter btock of Millinery Goods,
LADIES' HATS AND BONNETS.
Ribbons. French Flowen. Ostrich Tlo.
Velvets. DiinlSiIk.v SeeUlles. Collars,
Cuffs, Kid Gloves. Lucps, Back Combs,
l'ocket Uaiidkerchl fot Fancy Wings, and
P lumes. Perfumery, and Toilet Soap, and a
fine assortuM nt of infant's shoes.
I nUo have ou baud a supply of.
alSSTLCJIEN'M NECKTIES &COLX.AR
For tho holidays Jwill havoTaa assort;
CHINA AND WAX DOLLS;
I havo received the agency of the cole
broted White Sewing Machines, wBich I am
tllinj? cheaper thuu ever, and several ZTowe
and Florence machines lor sale.
A'Jt-T.TTy-' tlXU OF EOSLT AN&
bt.-T, attrr V-rrrieby J"UM MILtKR.
TT TOU WANT A LARaH'BTOCK OT PEa;S
mery and liner snaps to stlect frrm go tn Ksta
ler's and if thsy don't lmtevbat you want Bob wilt
kke It, or anything else generally pnt np at drng
ing an extravagant expunditu
I l goB-iaakcrs'ajclaCiasato Iit JOlUtAIiLLEJU.