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THE OREGON SENTINEL
JACKSOi tLXK I
"Wednesday, : : April 9, 1879
S. D. Yxs DrKE.
"Was born in Butler county, Penn
sylvania, August 7th, 1809. He re
mained with his parents until his eigh
teenth year, when he engaged as an
apprentice to learn the tailor's trade.
After two years experience, finding his
health failing, he abandoned the busi-:
ness and returned home where he re
mained, assisting in proving his
father's farm, until he had attained the
age of twenty-five. "Wishing to be
come settled in life at that time he
larried Miss Kizia Gilmore and re
ed to Mercer county, then the resi-
his wife's parents. There he
engaged in successful fann
ing until the Fall of 1845, when ho re
moved to Leo county, Iowa, purchased
ced in farming.
cCTWBiPI. i , -, ,1 i ;. . i 1. ,
Jn 164a JMr. au-uvKo ieit ui iaiuuj
and crossed the plains to, try his for
tune in the gold mines of California.
He worked in the mines with varied
success until August, 1851, when he
started home, by way'of Panama and
New York, where ho arrived late in
October following. In the Spring of
1852 he started with his family, for
Oregon, arriving in this valley late the
following Fall. After exploring the
country for a location he purchased tho
place where he now resides, near Phoo
nix, from a man who had already loca
ted on it, and began making improve
ments. He has been almost constant
ly engaged in farming until the pres
ent, varying his business occasionally
by running a freight team and selling
goods at his own place. In 1S73 Mr.
Yan Dyke met with the misfortune of
loosing his estimable wife, and having
no children who were not grown, ho
was left alone. In 1875 he visited his
early home in Pennsylvania, where he
married his second wife, then Miss
Sarah L. McDowell. Ho returned to
Oregon the same year and again took
possession of his old homestead where
he is still engaged in successful farm
ing. Mr. Yan Dyke is a member of
the Old School Presbyterian church.
In politics he is a zealous Republican.
He never sought offico but has held
several responsible public positions.
Ho served one term as County Com-
T3ioo. - i tuis. county. In Jue
was elected a member of tho lower
houso of tho Legislature where he dis
tinguished himself- by an honest, con
scientious and consistent course. He
held the position of chief farmer and
teacher on the Klamath Reservation
during 18C5 and has been several times
supervisor of his road district Among
those who first fixed their homes in
this valley there aro none more highly
respected by those who know them best
than S. D. Yan Dyke.
Complaints of the very bad condi
tion of the roads in Douglas county
continue to reach us. There seems to
bo general apathy on the subject in
that county and a general aversion
against improving the roads or keep
ing them in repair. Cow creek, a very
dangerous stream, is for a certain time
every winter quite impassable, mails
are delayed sometimes for several days
and much inconvenience is occasioned
to travelers. This stream could be
safely bridged at a cost, we are inform
ed, of less then one thousand dollars,
and yet, lying directly across the main
and only line of travel to the "Willam
ette, it is not done. If the people of
Poseburg desire to retain the profita
ble freighting business from that point
to Jackson and Josephine counties
they should make even a slight effort
to put the road in a safo and passable
ondition and keep them so. It Ihbyi
continue to grow worse we will have
to seek another out-let.
Among the Pacific coast members on
the senate committees are Jones, of
Nevada, on finance; Booth on appro
priations; Jones on commerce; Grover
on manufactures, chairman; Sharon
and Slater on agriculture; Grover on
military affairs; Farley on naval affairs,
Grover on postoflices and railroads;
Booth and Hill on public lands; Slater
on Indian affairs, patents -and territo
ries; Farley on pensions and mining;
Teller on claims and railroads and civ
il service; Hill on mining; Sharon on
education and labor; Jones to audit
and control senate contingent expenses
and on engrossed bills.
Our. Governor is a model of economy.
He has a bed behind a big map in one
of the rooms of the Capitol wo are
not sure that he sleeps there, though
he usually breakfasts with the boss at
the penitentiary, dines with our liber
al-hearted banker, and gets his supper
Bit of promiscuously around. If any-
fdy's Governor can beat this for econ-
r, trot him out, "Mercury-
unisc rco&i'ixrs iv Ecrrarnsi ore-cox.
Our mines have of late attracted
much attention in the Northern part
of this State and elsewhere where capi
tal is seeking investment in mines. It
should be made public that we have
had one of those extraordinary seasons
that depress miners and tend to"dis
courage further investment During
the months of December, January and
February, when we should have had
ample water, there was no falling
w eather, nnd scarcely a single mine was
in operation. Those watching develop
ments failed to hear of any returns
from the many mines that had been
put in a good state of preparation, and
shook their heads as if in doubt as to
the value of our mining resources. It
has been very unfortunate for this sec
tion that just at this time we should
experience so discouraging a season,
but it must be taken into consideration
that it was, without exception, the
dryest mining season ever known in
Southern Oregon. SiiKjJhifrin-
ning of March tnc nuns na o
favorable, and on account of the in
creased facilities for working, we are
confident that more money will be tak
en from the ground during tho present
short season than has been washed out
in any one season for many years.
There need be no scare on the part of
those wishing to invest "We will not,
perhaps, have so cold and dry a win
ter for the next twenty veara, and
those desiring to reap the large profits
of successful mining enterprises may
safely take that probability into con
sideration. "With regard to quartz
mining we believe a new era is dawn
in". Faith in the "Comstock" is wcak-
ening and experienced men are turn
ing their attention to this part of Ore
gon, so rich in placer deposits, natural
ly expecting to find tho matrix in
place sufficiently rich to justify work
in". "We have heretofore stated that
our quartz mines have not been work
ed honestly. "We repeat the assertion.
They havo only been experimented
with by men without experience either
in mining or milling, and any such
man who takes the money of another,
washes it away in a tail race or con
tinues to squander it without the
slightest knowledge of tho value of the
rock he is working, is not doing the
square thing. There is no kind of
mining that requires, so much scientif
ic knowledge, saJz experience, so
and many a riclMnhe that
enriched its owners by dividends has
impoverished them by assessments un
der bad management. "When the ex
perienced men of Nevada begin to
drift hither we will either have in
creased prosperity or ascertain that
our mines are not worth working.
Just such a miner as we need will soon
commence work on one of our best
ledges, and the dovelopements made
will be looked to with much interest
and be regarded as a satisfactory test
The "Oregonian" contains a very
able article on the question of city gov
ernment and takes the ground that the
hoodlum element in cities and incorpo
rated towns should not be allowed a
vote at municipal elections. As the
majority of that element is generally
concentrated in cities they can frequent
ly neutralize the vote of those most
deeply interested, and should not be
allowed a voto when quiet, sober mind
ed citizens are debarred from voting at
school elections because they aro not
property holders. It is a subject wor
thy of consideration by our law makers.
The present session of congress is
developing two facts one, tho solidifi
cation of tho South, the other, the de
termination of the South to rule. The
success of Southern politicians in con
trolling the committee's and patronage
of both houses shows that they will
ain their points in good time. J
Tho great demand from the South
now is the repeal of tho election laws.
It seems of more importance to them
than the success of tho cotton or tobac
co crops, but as those laws are practi
cally inoperative they are harmless and
the demand is only a movo to cover up
Tho "Times" is of the opinion that
Sheriff Bybce's deputy is very insolent
Mr. Bybeo has two deputies, 3Ir. Sey-
bert and Captain Caton, and they are
unable to decide which the compliment
is intended for. Will the "Times"
specify? Tho public havo a right to
know -which is the fiend.
Tho "chief of tho Western "Star"
has returned and apologizes for some
unhandsome remarks made durinjr Irs
absence about the Sentinel, charging
them to "bad ink." Should we lose
our journalistic equilibrium with re
gard to tho "Star" young Mr. Mosher
can attribute it to tho Frenchman's
TnAcniKO. Mibs Ida Danforth has
taken charge of a school in Idaho Ter
ritory at Payetteville.
There seems a disposition to apply
the above word to every species of ruf
fianism and outlawry, unfairly, we
think, and without warrant It is not
fair to under-estimate the services of
tho fierce, rough orator of tho "sand
lots" in forcing the evil of coolie com
petition with white labor upon the at
tention of the country. It is unfair
also to denounce Kearney as a dema
gogue without looking into the motives
that prompt his determined stand
against Chinese immigration. Kear
ney belongs to the laboring class and
that class always finds tho widest and
warmest sympathies among its own
members, and God knows it will, too
often, look elsewhere for it in vain.
Smarting under the wrongs and suffer
ings of the laboring poor, thrown from
employment by the sharp competition
of the Chinese invaders, Kearney struck
the only key-note in the anti-Chinese
question that reached the ear of states
men and made them reflect It meant
last that hunger was stronger than po
litical allegiance, and that American
manhood, no matter how humble, would
assert itself even at the cost of blood
shed. It was the fierce demand of
Kearney and his compatriots, echoing
and reverberating among the Sierras,
across river and mountain and conti
nent till it reached the rock bound
shores of Maine and there found a stal
wart champion that gave the anti-Chi
nese movement a national shape and a
national importance. It taught politi
cians that votes were at stake and that
perhaps the Pacific states held the bal
ance that might decide the governmen
tal policy of the Republic at the next
Presidential election. Now that the
question is understood on the Atlantic
sea-board, the ultimatum of the Pacific
agitators, "the Chinese must go," will
find an echo in the hearts of the work
ing poor throughout the country that
will be potent in tho coming election
and break-down all party allegiance.
Let us bo fair to Dennis Kearney. Let
us acknowledge him as another humble
instrument in the cause of human ad
vancement and necessary social revolu
tion, as one who has dug a rough dia
mond from the mine to be shaped and I
polished and made lustrous by abler
minds than his. We must remember
that he comes from a wapn hearted
race, always ready to break a lance in
defence of the weak, always in sympa-
with ihe poor, and not denounce
or dishonor his name by applying it to
every species of vagabondism. The
immediate fruits of the movement in
augurated by Kearney will be a "plank"
in the national platform of both politi
cal parties, as the threatening attitude
of the oppressed laborers on this coast
is so serious that it dare not be ignored.
Ceasar received his due. Kearney
should receive his and we hope he will
continue to agitate this question until
there is not a single Chinese on Ameri
can soil and "Kearneyism" is no longer
a word of reproach.
CnrryJbosIJ. S.IWX evils
MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS
Tuesdays and Fridays.
First-class accommodations for passen
gers. Express business promptly attended to
by R. M. GARRETT.
Strayed or Stolon.
NE CriESTNUT SORREL MARE
12 or 14 years old, with bald face.
bind feet white to pistern joint, badly sad
die-marked. Had with ber a last Spring
colt, sorrel in color, bind feet white to Loclc
joint, blazed ftce; Also a bay fillv. two
'-ycsrxolaz jwyJumnJMl T-nn 'fchniil
der, witn diamond star id forehead I will
pay a liberal reward for any information
that will lead to their recovery.
" M. ELLIOTT.
J. W. RIGGS,
PSOTOGRAPH & FERROTYPE
TAM NOW PERMANENTLY LOCATED
in this city, nnd all that fnror me with
their patrouage I will guarantee to give eat
is'aclion. My motto Is to live and lei live
prices to suit the Hines. I am also prepared
to do outdoor work taking landscapes, pri
vate residences etc..
Call f.nd see specimens of pictures taken
in all kicd3 of wtather. J. W. R.
I AM AGENT FOR THE CELEDRATED
Bcalty Pianos and Orpans for the coun
ties of Jackron. Josephine, Douglas and Laki.
Any one wishing to purchase one of these
i. trnmsntscan transact iheir bminprs with
m Vtk'. extremely low. All wlthing- a
good andictieap piano call and see me.
) MBS. B. F. DOWELL.
Cheaper than theCheapcst !
Sew Yorlf Store,
Sm Francisco refined sugar.. "Jib Sl.00
Extra costa rica coffee 4ft 1.00
Rope ol nil sizes per lb 16cts
Liverpool salt 3
Estra choice tea 30cts & upward
Tobacco 62Jcts .,
Candles per bos S3 50
DRY GOODSV CLOTHING, ETC.
Prints 15yds 81.00
Muslin ...9cU per jd & upward
Mens hats, each...
Mens boots per. pair..
Cotten flannel shirts and
Mens cloth sails 39.00.
Mens cloth pants S3.50.. .
And various other articles too numerous to
mention. Call and exnmins as it costs noth
ing to satisfy yomseir.
T WILL MAIL TO ANY ADDRESS
JL (Dostpaldi any SIX ofthe lollowine pie
ces of new and popular Music, on receipt of
ONE DOLLAR in postage stamps or
JAMES S. SMITH,
SMITH'S Pianos nnd Orsnna,
875 MAKKET STREET,
BULLETIN OF MUSIC
I will meet yon In the Twilight Danks..35c
Come back to Erin Cbtribel..35c
Darling 'tis You Barber.. .35c
Fair Dove, Fond Dove Gatty 30c
Gay as a Lark Wimmer..30c
Good By, Dear Love Puwati....30c
Good by, Sweetheart Hat ton.... 35c
I ar,k not to be lored again. .Kennedy. . ,30c
I can't make npmy mind.... Lin wood... 30e
It was a Dream Cowen ...,30c
Jesus, I my Cross have taken. Danks.... 35c
Kiss, Kiss Louis. .30c
Letter in the Candle Corte.,.30c
Now or Never ". Mack... 40c
Once Again Sullivan... 30c
Pulldown the blinds '.Holmes... 30c
See how It sparkles. . ,'..... ..Lecreq. ,35c
Speak to me Campana..30c
Tell me how to woo thee.... .Sullivan. .30c
Who's that tappingat the gar
den gate I Newman.. 30c
Bon Voyage Waltz Dana.. ..30c
Cave of the Winds'-JWaltz. . . .Ron". 35c
Dream Again Wa ts Latonr...35c
Happy Heart Wal z Westendorf. 30
Maripo-a Waltz 1 Pettee 40
M;rmald WSltz-.-- Botger 35c
Now or Nfver Wl2"-"Dana 4e
ftnr"i1 Vr.n. L---- Ray SOcI
Heller Skelter-Galop.T; .... Fanst. .
Jolly Brothers Goiep'. Bui dick.
Mad Cap Galop?.3 Fanst...
Nancy Lee Galop a'Becket. .
Ten Pin-Galop Zikoff .
With Steam-Galop Strauss... 30c
Big Bonanza Polka Wlmmcr. ,30c
Hop o' my thumb Polka. .Wardwell... 35c
Nectar Polka Zikoff. 30c
RubyPolka Gilmore. ... 30c
Pet Schottische UarmIston..35c
To be sure of the correct pieces yon wish
cut this out of the paper, and mark the pie
ces needed and enclose to
JAMES S. SMITH,
SMITH'S Pianos and Organs,
575 MARXET STREET,
I F. 0WEN& PLYMALS.
E .SPECIAL ATTEN'
irwardinc roods consigned
Freight money advanced.
Commission reasonable. All basinets in
ibis line ehall receive our strii
All goods consigned
be mated "U.J1J.
AT THE f
WnWT.v nmm mm
VU IULII bUID
ft 4ha!f ma I
ASHLAND HARNESS, SHOP.
C. K. KLUM,
MANUFACTURER OF, AND DEALER IN
Saddlery and Harness,
KEEPS A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF
goods in his liae of trade.
1 and Boys
TQsJHlPffiEyftKPEAjjNa , Rifles
(commonly called Henry Rifles) of
model of 18G6, 1873, and 1876.
Pistols, Cartridges, Etc.
"Wheat taken at tho Highest Market
Rates in Exchange for goods.
E. C. J3I0K!5
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY FANCY GOODS,
SHEET MUSIC, FIELD
GLASSES, VIOLINS, CITHERNS,
AND STRINGS FOR THE SAME.
DRUGS, MEDICINES, TOILET SOAPS AND
Needles 'and Best Sperm Oil for
E T1AS SOLD OUT HIS
stock of American bewinz Machiucs
a number or time, but nas another lot or
them on hand. This is the liglbest and
mot rapid running, as well as durable,
machine there is made, and so simple that
little girls five or tix years oU make their
pa tch work on them.
This i the plice to bny good watches,
clocks and jewelry, and he will cell cheap
jewelry cheaper than any one.
sewing machines cleaned and repaired
reduced price J
Is the place to go for anything in
the hardware hne. lie has a large
and superior stock of Rifle3, Shot
Guns and Sporting Material, and
in fact everything from an Anvil
Key. lie sells at LESS than Bed
rock prices FOR CASH, and all
those purchasing Building Hard
ware, Tools of every kind, Paints,
Glass, Cordage, Brushes &c, have
That he is determined to under
sell any one in the market, and,
people who wish Cutlery, Quartz
or Spy Glasses, or anything made
Fact people from evory place or
"Will find that he means business,
and will get bargains by calling
on him botore going elsewhere.
THE UNDERSIGNED TJKE3 PLE.13
nre in announcing to the public that
he has just rcceivod a complete and first
class assortment of Gent's Fnrnishing
Good'.such as Hats, Shirts. UndTwear. etc.
best brand' of Cigars and Tobacco, Pipes,
Notions, Fancy Good'. Glassware. Crockery.
Musical instruments. Bird Cagec, Stationm-ry
Pocket and Table Cutlery, Albums, Toys,
Candies, Nut", etc., which will be sofd at
the cheapest rates. Give me a call and eec
SITUATED ON BEAR CREEK SEVEN
miles north-east cf Jacksonville, are
prepared to a general
Merchant and Exchange Business.
The undersigned will give 36 pounds of
flour, 2 pounds shorts and 8 pounds bran for
every bushel cf wheat. Will also sack
jour cus tomers furnishing sacks.
-JUILER BK03 KEEP THE LARQESTST03K
orisoo jnd autioDery.
ucinei ko io
Odd Fellow's Building Jarlscirrillc, Chop
DEALER AND WORKER IN
TIN, SHEET IRON, COPPER, LEAD
A FIRST-CLASS STOCK OF STOVES
POWDER OF EVERT DESCRIPTION
Fuse and CapsJ
WOODFN & WILLOV WARE,
Paints. Oils, Varnish, Glass
Snot, Brushes, Chains, Hcso
I hive secured the services of a fint-ela
Mechanic, end am prep-ired to do oil it pair
ing promptly and in superior style.
"N CONNECTION WITn THE ABOVE
1 I am receiving nnd have constantly
band a full and first-class stock of
DB.Y-G00DS, CUM E00T3, TOBACCO
HEADY MADE CLOTHING,
GL.ASSWAKE. CROCKREY, &c.
ar-Ererj thing sold at reasrmhV rites.
Jacksonville, March, 5, 1878.
"Z-IVB AEJtt ESS' rS7i!'
SITUATED FIFTEEN MILKS SOUTH
of Jacksonville, and 1 miles north of
Ashland, are prepared to do
Merchant and Exchange Business.
FLOUR, GRAHAM, CORNMEAL
AND FEED AT BEDROCK
3fi ponnd of flour, 2 pounds shorts and
8 poimd-t bran gii en per buhel of good
wheat. Will sack flour-customer furnish
ing sacks. Sacks with our new brand on
them furnished at low rates.
My brother, G. F. Billings, will have
charge of the business, being assisted by
competent millers. Everything warranted
SARAH A. FARNHAM.
FROM PAST EXPERIENCE I CANNOT
offer lesss tbn
63 CENTS PER BUSHEL
of wheit. and F.irmcrscan havo Iheir choice
ofei'her eTch.inxi or sell their wheat at
market oricea t my mills.
I henceforth expect to etiblish
which will excrefl th old ones.
It fhall alys bemy aim to
P. TV OUVELL.
Phrenix. All" 9. 1H7R,
Woolen Sianufuciurins Co,
Tnke plernre in announcing that K.ey now
bnve on hand, a full and select stock of
Mado of the very best
And of which they will dispose at very rea
Orders from a distance will receive prompt
attention. Send them in and give our goods
Ashland Woolkx M'f'o Co.
Settle Up! Settle Up!
HAVING A LARGE NUMBER OF
accounts oo our books we hereby give
notice to all those indebted to ns by book
account to come forward at once and settle
up. We must have the money, and unless
I a settlement is made immediately a forced
colleoMoD will be made.
PIOXKER HARDWARE STORE
MRS J. BILGER
AT Tn E OLD STAND OF JOHN BILGER
Calitmia street. Jacksonville, Oregon,
TIN, SHEET IRON, COPPER WARE
AGRICULTURAL III I'LEMENTB
Paints, Oils, Glass, VarnislT
Powder &. Paso
A General .Assortment of
FINE WOSTENHOLM CUTLERY
RG?E & TWINE.
A fiM-class mechanic will attend
Job Work with ncatuces aud dispatch.
I will always keep constantly on hand a
large stock of
Liquors and obacco.
Agent for the PACIFIC RUDDER PAINT
The bel In the World.
Particular attention piid to Farm-n'
want", ard th" supplyinc cf extras for F.irin
Machinery, and nil informntion as tf wrh
article", furnished cheerfully, on inplicititm
No pvins will f,nd to furnMr our
cu'tomet" with the bist pood in market, la
our line. and at Ihe lowest price".
Our motto frhall be prompt nil fair dent
ing with nil. Ca'l anil eximi'ii o'ir "ick
h fore Ruing cks'.'whtre. Satisfaction guar
anteed. THE BIG BONANZA
IS LOCATED AT
. 8. BDWAIuTS STUSS,
IN THE SHAPE OF
Jex7elxy And ITotions,
THE FIRST ARRIVAL OF WINTER
grodsjii't received and bought at tho
Bottom of the Markit and sold loner thau
Ladies hose, 8 pair for - - 81.00
EVERYTHING IN PROPORTION.
A LARGE STOCK OFCIGARS AT
Wholesale and Retail.
A Fine Havana cigar for - 25.
American Ilavanas for - - -12J
Jacksonville Ilavanas C for - 25.
"Cheap for Cash."
II 1IUIHE6T IW, !
MRS. 1. KWRI..
In.wr: iust received my fall
nml Winlir stock of Millinery Goo-is
LADIES HATS AND BONNETS.
Rilibons. French Flnwr. Ostrich Tip",
Velvets, Diac-onal Silk-. Necktie Collars.
Cuff', Kid Gloves. Laces, Back Comb.
Pocket Handkerchi' fs, Faccy Wings, and
P lume. Perfumery, and Toilet Soap, and a
One ns'ortmtnt of Infant's shoe.
I also have on hand a supply of
GESTIiEBIEN'S NECKTIES & COLLAR
For the holidays I will h avo an assort
CHINA AND WAX DOLLS.
I havp received the agency of Ihe ce'e
brated White Sewing Mnchlne, which I am
felling cheaper than ever, and several 7owo
and Florence machines lor sale.
OF SIIF.tF AND
. hear harM ire for lalebj
IF YOU TTANT A LARGE STOCK OF PERFD
mrjr ami fine xp to select ln-ir go to KaM
ler'i anil If thy don't Late what jou want Bob wll
make It, or anything else generally fat snu drug
tor. KAHLER BllOi.