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THE OREGON SENTINEL
" JACIC8USV tt,LK t
Wednesday, t : May 7, 1879
The present Sheriff of Jackson coun
ty comes of old Kentucky stock, and
was born in Clark county in that State
in 1830. Raised to agriculture he re
mained on his father's farm until early
in 1852, when he emigrated to Califor
nia and struck his pick into rich grav
el at Diamond Springs, where he made
quite a stake. Not liking mining Mr.
Bybee came to Portland in 1853 and
subsequently lived on Sauvie's Island
for about a year, and then came to
Jackson county. In the year of his
arrival here Mr. Bybee was married to
Miss Elizabeth E. Walker, daughter of
Capt Jesse Walker, by whom he has
raised a family of seven children. Mr.
Bybee is entitled to" a front place
among tho enterprising farmers of
Jackson county. He purchased the
donation claim of Mrs., Walker, and
i added to it until ho is now the own-
Bs. i A i- -T--T rrrr..-Lt
or ovci ' iiiu-uve nunureu acres pi
lanll, a large portion of which is situa
ted only one mile north of town, and on
which his magnificent residence is
built He has been largely engaged in
stock raising and driving, and for many
years had full control of the hog busi'
ness of this county, and his genial
voice is familiar in many a camp aoross
tho Siskiyous. "Billy," as he is pop
ularly called, "was urged by his friends
in 1876 to run for Sheriff, but was
beaten by Mr. J. W. Manning. In
1878 he tried it again, on the People's
ticket, and was elected by a rousing
"majority that required no official count
Mr. Bybee is now extensively engaged
in hydraulic mining, farming, stock
raising and keeps a vigilant eye on the
affairs of his office. His name in this
county is a synonym for generosity.
His home and hand are always open to
the needy; no one ever appealed to him
for charity in vain, and it js often re
marked that "Billy Bybee" has done
more for the general prosperity of
Jackson county than -any other of its
citizens. In politics Mr"." Bybee has
changed from an ultra Democrat to an
Independent, voting and thinking just
about as he pleases.
AQt'csiiov or I'Koi-itiirrY.
When Governor Thayer was elected
Jaiti June, it.-jvas under a strong pVes-
buro "from those demanding ref oi in.
It was generally understood, and in
deed Mr. Thayer distinctly assured the
people that he would not under arty cir
cumstances accept any other compensa
tion than that provided by the consti
tution. Mr. Thayer knew exactly
what that sum was and he was well
aware that it was insufficient, for he so
stated prior to his nomination. In the
light of subsequent events it is just
possible that the candidate was shrewd
enough to see an advantage to be gain
ed over his brethren of tho bar; "but
wliether he saw it or not he certainly
has obtained a very advantageous posi
tion as an attorney. We do not say
that Mr. Thayer's appointment of the
Supreme bench entitles him to any spe
cial favors in the Supreme Court, but,
as a French, philosopher once remarked,
"Most men are human," and the gen
eral public appear to think that Gov.'
Thayer is a very proper and desirable
attorney to conduct cases before the
court of his own creation. In justice
to at least a majority of tho bench the
public are undoubtedly-wrong, but tlfc
services of the Governor continue in
demand, and those who expected him
to confine himself to affairs of State,
are sorely disappointed at his in
creased popularity as a practitioner.
The wave of reform on which Thayer
"iitpri into office seems to have sub-
Our Democratic "exchanges are in an
ecstacy of delight at the appointment
of Representative Whiteaker to the
chairmanship of the committee on Rev
olutionary Pensions. Glorious land of
the West, wherp prairie and stream
and mountain commingle, and the great
river yields its yellow tribute to the
sea, how proud thy people should feell
Splendid State where the Occident and
the Orient, the budding maiden and
the hoary patriarch of nations embrace;
where the lingering rays of sunset kiss
the icy brow of "Hood" with a sad
"good night" howliappy thy children
should be. Just think of the honor
which must swell the breast of every
Oregonian Twenty long years since
we shook off our swaddling clothes and
sat down in the National council and
this, is the first time our Representative
has received a chairmanship. We feel
that we are all honored, every man,
woman and baby in this commonwealth
are all "chairmen.". And of that im
portant cSmoiitJt'rei' It is true the old
heroes of '"Galley Forge and Bunker
Hill andaU the.pthej famous places
TgfrsHt laj.jx.-'giiristopher Colombo."
True that.ajth$ pension box is locked
and tlieey justed, in the wards, but
no matter, p. We can sit through our
honored representatives in the commit
tee room, filled only with the intangi
ble .shadows .of the bravo old. men, and
learn the unwritten history of the Rev
olution. It is .such an easy honor for
"Honest John" after his tiresome ride,
just when hf needed rest, that we
think it hard, to take any of it away,
and suggest tlat the people of Oregon
take the shadow andlet Whiteaker Jceep
the substance .of the honorable recogni
tion if there is any.
TUXOITLOOK IN JOstl'imC
A recent visit to Kerbyville impress
es us witli the belief that there will
soon be a reaction in Josephine coun
ty. For a number of years the yield
of tho mines has been decreasing, but
new discoveries and new methods of
working old ground bid fair to give
mining industry a new impetus. Ly
ing between Illinois river and the wa
ters finding their outlet on tho coast,
and between Rogue and Illinois rivers
is a very large extent of country di
rectly in the gold belt that has never
been prospected, and therp is no reason
Why additional discoveries should not
be made, 5 in .that region. Many of
those" now crowding into Silver and
BnTS' Frpp-i will" lv forcpd to
pec$ elsewherp,. anov'we expect to hear
pf go&l Strikes" being., made during
the coming Summer. Agriculture in
that county seems to have been neg
lected, owing probably to the gradual
decline of the mines, but it strikes a
casual'observ-er that where the area of
good and productive lands are so limit
od that farming"should be self sustain
ing, and we were informed of several
unoccupied tracts of land that might
be secured at government price or by
the homestead law. Altogether tho
indications are that the mountains and
vallies of our-sister county will be soon
filled up anda new and prosperous era
commenced. The possn ility that the
harbor of Crescent city may bo im
proved, and tlie freighting of Jackson
county be again centered at that point,
is encouraging" to our neighbors, and
we hope the day will come when they
as well as ourselves will be benefitted
As we predicted some time since the
yield of pur mines, so far as we havo
any liositlve knowledge, has been very
remunerative during the present sea
son, t isjonjy per courtesy of a mi
ner that we are permitted to publish
the actual amount washed up, but we
judgefrottFUie' cheerful faces' of many
-. DrCIMUYS BY TUT. r. s. bcrauiE.
Washington, April 28. In the
Supreme Court to-day the following
case was disposed of:3. Jennison, ex
ecutor, plaintiff in' error, vs. S. T.
Kirk. In error to tie Supreme Court
The question presented by this case is
whether tho ninth section of the Act
of July, 18GG, confers upon one who
has water rights the right of way for
ditches to be used for mining purposes
over public land of the United States,
occupied at the time by another, -with
no other title than that of proper pos
session. The Supreme Court of Cali
fornia decided that it did not, and its
judgment is here affirmed. Justice
Field delivered the opinion.
Remarkable Vitality. A few
days ago we visited Joseph Hess, whose
arm was amputated by Dr. Aiken
about two weeks siiice, and found the
stump completely healed over, an oc
currence which is extremely rare in so
short a time. The patient had dischar
ged his nurse and was taking care of
I. 0, 0. F. Members of Jackso
-.IT-. ,T ,
WJvcUJbiXO-AWTiro requebteu to
attend on the last meeting in this
monh, (Saturday, May 31st) as bus
iness oi importance to tho fraternity
will be brought up. A large attendance
Jos. Hyzer, R. S.
Mrs. P. P. Prim.
Sllu Ella Prim.
We have just received s new and complete
stock ol Millinery goods, consisting of
HATS OF ALL STYLES,
Ribbons, Feathers, Flowers,
COLLARS AND CUFFS,
GEmEMEXS' AKD LADIES'
Call and sec them at the building formerly
occupied by Dr. RobinsoD. oo California
Proposals for Army Siipii-8.
Ilcadqnartcrs Dep't of the Columbia,
Ujhce Uniet Com. o! bnhsistenre
Ft Vancouver, V. T. Ann! 2Ur. 18
SEALED- PROPOSALS IN TRIPIJ
rate wilh a copy of this .idvertiumetit
attached to each, will be received at :h ". .of
(ice and at the office of the Acting Co mnii
pary at Fort Kliimath, Oregon, until 12 M.
Tuesday, May 20lh, 1879. for the delivery
at that Post of 25.000 pound of Flour ami
3,000 pounds of Family Flour.
Samples of the Flour proposed to be fur
nished must be submitted with the pro-
The Flour to be delivered on or before
June 30tb, 1879.
Proposals must be accompanied by a
guarantee, signed by two responsible, per
sons, and sworn to before some migislruti-having-
authority to adim.iistt-r oaths, stutl
inp that if a contract is uwanlnl they will
enter into B-rnds for the faitblul fulfillment
of the contract.
Contracts made under this advertisement
will not be contrued to involve the United
States in any obligation for payment in ex
cess of the appropriation granted by Cong
ress for the purpose.
Proposals tor any part of the above will
be const lered. the U. S. reserving the right
to reject any or all bids.
Prices to be written as well as expressed
For furthpr information nnnlo tn tho not.
ing Commissary of Subsistence at Fort
Klamath or at this office.
Envelopes should be endorsed "Proposals
for at n
T. C. SULLIVAN,
Major & O. S., Chief USD O.
The Thoroughbred Trotting
New iSork Store,
ittp,.;; Oregon. ,
WEEKLY CURRENT PRICE:
San Francisco refined pnar.. 71b SI 00
Extra cosia ricri' coffee 41b 1.U0
Rope ol oil sizes per lb 16ots
Liverpool salt., 3'
Extra choice tea' 30cts & upward
Tobacco G2)ct8 ,,
Candles per box 3 50
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, ETC.
Mulm .....9ci per d & upward
Mens hats, each A 5 l.UO
Men boots per 'pair 3.M)
Slippers.. , f3 ,.
Uotteu flvnnsl shirts ni.d .
drnwerp, neli C3 .,
Mens cloth wins H?9.00. . ..
ll , TiTiwi p
worth-,,. i..i.. 0.00
And vnrion ntherartirlpfnonnmprnns to
nitntion. Call afid eximiii3 as u costs noth
ing to satisfy jnurself.
LIVER I'M) MB FEED
Oregon and Ciufor.su sn., Jacksosviijj;.
W. T. PLYESAIiE, Frop'r.
W-OULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM TflE I'UB
lic that lie has a fine stock of
Horses, Buggies and Carriages
And lie Is prepared to furnhli his patrons and the pub
As can be hf d on the Pacific coot. Saddle homes
hired to go oany part of the country.
Animals Bonclit and Sold.
Ilorses broke to work single or double. Ilorses
boarded and the best of care bestowed upon them
wliil in my charge. A liberal share of tho public
patronage Is solicited on reasouable terms.
ASHLAND HA&NESS SHOP,
C. K. KLXJM,
MASUFACTURER OF, AND DEALER IN
Saddlery and Harness,
KEEPS A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF
goods in bis line of trade.
Indies, Men' nn-1 Hoys' Saddled, a
TEAM, BUGGY j&JTD
"Winchester Repeating Rifles
Kfommonly called,- Henry JUfJes.of
model of 1866, 1873, and 1876.
Pistols, Cartridges, Etc.
"WTieat taken at the Highest Market
Rates in Exchange for goods.
E. C. BROOKS,
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
SCHOOL feOOKS, STATIONERY FANCY 000D3,
SHEET MUSIC, FIELD
GLASSES, VIOLINS, CITnERNS,
AND STRING! FOR THE SAME.
3IEDinTS, T6ILET SOAPS AXD
Needles and Best Sperm Oil for
HE HAS SOLO OUT W5
tock of in- rien-1 iwitiu Muchine
n n-imb'T of timiN. ha h'.oIIht lot ol
Ih'm on hand TIih i the lij;tlirt ant
mo-t rapid rnnnintr. a well r il't'nblc
midline there ia mr-iie, nr.d en ci;nplc tlmt
little jiirN five or Mxyiars 0M in.al;e their
patch work on them
Thia in tbeplicn to buy ool trtrli-n.
cIocKh and jewelrv, ami he will sell c'n.ay
j Wtlrv Ch'M-ir th.tn nn oiii
Wil'miw, cuk". j- a olj-y a-if!
sjwinif niii'lilnea cltaunl .n I repslrc.l' at a
Is the place tn go for nnylhins: i
the hardware lino. He hasa large
and superior Ptoclc of Riflea, Shot
GurH and Sporting Material, r.nd
in fact everything from an Anvil
ICey. lie sells at LESS than "Bed
rock prices FOR CASH, and all
those purchasing Building Hard
ware, Toola of every kind, Paints,
Glass, Cordage, Brushes &c, have
That he is determined to under
sell any one in tho market, and
people who wish Ctitlety, Quartz
or Spy Glasses, or anything made
Fact people from every place or
"Will find that he means business,
and will get bargains by calling
on him before going elsewhere.
OJd Fellow's Ending Jacksonville, Oreou
DEALER AND3 WORKER IN
TIN, SHEET IRON, COPPER, LEAD
A FIRST-CLASS STOCK OP STOVES
POWDER OF EVER.V DESCRIPTION
Fuse and Caps
"' I r
W00DF&& WILLOW- WARE.
Paints. Oils, Varnish, Glass
Shot, Brushes, Chains, Scse
I have secured (ly frvicea of a flirt'clas"
Mechanic, and am prepared to do all repair
ing promptly and in superior style.
p CONNFCTIflN vnTn THr. ATMVR
I I -irn rrc-iviiiiTKii'I I avi- ccnMrniUy :
hand a full and first claw etodt of
i)?r-ccoiv, r.ut kcctf, loiurco
URAiiy siAnr. clotxu.vo; .
GLASSWARE. CROCKERY, ftc.
fSr-nrprtlhii;: -i'd t rtM'rn-iMc n'p.
T , K KUU
JacJtaonvilJ;. JJarCjbv '.hT.S.
ziyx aw'Ols zzvz-i"
OITDATEf) FIF1EEN MM.JS il!TII
O JiiclcniiTillp. uimH uilii north ol
A-M.Mil, are prirltt( t."
FLOUR, GFtAIIAr, COllNJrEAL
ADFEED AT BEDROCK
31 pnnnl ordniir, 2 ptntl nhnrt ar.il
8 p'li'iil- linm Kii-,i p-r hn-hel of goo I
wheat Wjn mc!i (1 mr-cH'toinrr funii-h-initMcks.
Sick mlb (uir nk v niu.su un
tb(m furniFbdl at low ratr.
My brother. G. F Rilln-jn. will havf
ol'arve nt tbe liusirien, b-in,j i-.p'iiliMl ly
lOmprteiit tiilltirrs. everything uanantul
SARAH A. FARNII.UI.
Woolen Slanufacturin? Co,
Takn pleap.irc in nnnouncinj; Hint tr.pv- now
have oa band. a foil anj st-Wct t"ock of
3Iade of the very best
PlOSEyi HAIOTAKE STORE
MRS J. BILGER
AT Til E OLD STAND OF JOIIN BILGER
Calitrnia street Jattcaontillt, Oregon,
TIN.SElEETIROtf COPPER Filitl
AGRICULTURAL I.M IVLEMENTJ?
PUMPS and PIPEg,.
Paints", Oils, Glass, Varnlsfr
Powder & 7uso
A General Assortment of
FINE WOSTENHOLM CUTLERY
ROPE & TWINE.
fint-rtni mrrliinlc will std-nd t
Juli Work .nib neutnuji a. (1 Jijmti,!l.
I ftill nlwajs krep foti'fantly on hand a
lare htnck of
Siquors and Tobacco.
.zir.t for the pcifis bubber p.vist
-The lw-l lu thu WorM.
PiriiftiWr ntt-'iitiim piM to Fnim-''
wnnt, m:i th fMppyi,u. rf -xtra Tnr Firm
Ma-hinpry.n'wl nil infj.-inntinii in x Hii'h
n"rli. fnriiMii-il rhwrfultv. r,n nip'irur m
N-pnnuil .- .hpi1 tn tunl-li mtr
'i,i.inri' rilli t'.p l.-t pood, in n:.irkvt. Ia
tir li-i.iiiil at lh li.wit priri-
Cur t;xl ( ,al he prumpt in I fair itrnl
iii with all. Calla-.t xmulun ti'ir r'octc
t-rnr"i:oliig iliiuli-ri. Xiitislacllini iir
li iioifi! mi !
I. W. BSFRY.
rllAVK TUST RFEJVr.n MY FU,
and tt'IntiT utock or Millinery Goo.'.f
LADIES" HATS AND BONNETS.
l!itit(Oii(i. Frpnrh Flower Otrfcb Tip.
VIui. niaui.iul Milks N.ckli-. Oollnm',
'nir. Kid Glove". Laci-, U.sek Cvmln.
t'eket Ilnndkerrbi fs. Futry Wing, and
Plumes. Perfumery. am' T.nlctSonp, and a.
fni napnrtni' nt of infmitV av.
I al-n have on baud a n.pply of
OCMLEJIEStl NK'KTIKS- A.CULI.AR.
For the holiday" I will b 6Te an annort
CHINA AND WX DOLLS.
Ibivo p'vivrd the n-rency of the cele-lirnti-d
White i-'uwinp Macbinii, which I am
ndlinj: clii-ap.'r than ever, and several .me
nnd Flnrcxe mncbine" Inr tale.
OF SAN FRtiNCISCO.
PIRB AND MARINE.