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THE OREGON SENTINEL
JAClCaOAV 11.1. IS I
"Wednesday, : : June 25, 1879.
Capt. Bciiuel B. Griffis.
One of the Lardy men who followed
the patiVof the- buffalo across the
thirsty sands of the American desert
in 1848 vas bom in Cumberland
county, May 13th, 1808. Brought up
to agriculture, the pursuit that devel
opes bone and muscle and makes men
Mr. Griffin has continued in it his
'-whole life. At the age of twenty
Burrell was married to Miss Sallie
Throgmorton, who still lives. In
1834 Mr. Griffin pushed wet to Mis
souri with his family and entered a body
of land in Macon county, where he re
sided until 1848, when he struck
outfor Oregon, coming hero by the Fort
Hall route, and resting after a perilous
journey at Oregon City. In the Spring
nf 1 849 Griffin went to California and
in the. mir n Bear river
and on the South '"Yuba" realmm; a
handsome stake and returning to Ore
gon the same year, settling in the
Forks of the "Santiam" where he loca
ted a donation claim. In 1852 Mr.
Griffin removed to Jackson county,
where he has remained ever since in
one location. The life of Mr. Griffin
has been one of stirring adventure
and romance. In Missouri he was
Captain of a military company, going
through th" Mormon war, assisting in
driving the Mormons into Illinois.
He was through all the Indian wars
in this county and at the desperate
fight on Williams creek, was twice
wounded, once through the leg -ind
once throgh the shoulder. Captain
Griffin is a man of marked characteris
tics , warm in his friendships and un
comfortably cool to those who do not
like him. During the existence of
the Whig party ho was an ardent sup
porter of it; after its dissolution he
joined the Democratic party but al
ways reserves thn right to vote just as
he pleases, regardless of the dictum of
party leaders. Next to his wife and
children Burrel loves a horse above all
things and has contributed much to
the improvement of fine stock here.
The old couple have had a family of
eleven children, nine of whom are living,
and they are proud of counting up
Griffin is now one of tha Vice
ttiousrh seventy-two Bias iau-
with us many years.
The "Times" thinks we are inclined
to misrepresent the Directors of this
District in remarking that the real
question before the called school meet
ing was, whether Prof. Merritt should
be re-engaged or not We misrepre
sented no one, nor will we ever do so,
as no journal can afford to triftp with
truth. Here are the facts: The di
rectors offered Prof. Merritt one thous
and dollars. Mr. Merritt declined the
offer and the directors refused to in
crease it. As Mr. Merritt's declina
tion was positive and the position of
the directors equally so- the logical
concl usion was that he was not t o be re-en
gaged. To satisfy the patrons of the
school who insisted on retaining Prof.
Merritt at his present salary the di
rectors agreed to call a meeting speci
fying in the published notice that it
was for the purpose of ascertaining the
desire of the patrons -with regard to
the employment of teachers." Tim
was shifting the responsibility upon
tho patrons, the action was extraordi I
nary and the almostunanmious petition
of the scholars supplementing the call
asking for the retention of a valuable
teacher proves the conclusion that the
true object of the meeting was stated
by the SextinelW will always
" sustain &rwtoKMPIlfccflildak,thX
are right, and we hope no one thinks us
afraid to criticise them if wo think
them wrong. In this case the "Times"
picked up an imaginary gauntlet so
quickly that it must have thought
them sorely in need of defence. Har
mony and a perfect understanding
now exist between the Directors and
we pairons auu it snouicl remain
District Attorney Whitney in his
open letter to Governor Thayer says
that functionary urged the prosecu
tion of the late State officials on the
ground that it would be a great bene
fit to the Democratic party. We sup
posed the Governor was paid as such
without reference to the welfare of any
political organization, and that the
prosecution would be a simple act of
duty to the people at large
We, predicted during tho last cam
paign that Thayer would be used as a
tool if elected. As at least one strong
Democratic, paper the "Mercury," con
tinuestoassertthatMr.BushisGovernor "de facto, it is an acknowledgement
of the soundness of Jour opinion.
We receive so many letters asking
information concerning this part of
Oregon that we find it most convenient
to answer them in our columns. Our
description of Jackson, Josephine and
Lake counties can only be general with
out going into minute details. Jackson
county embraces an area of twenty
eight hundred square miles; Josephine
county about thirteen hundred, being
jointly three times as large as the State
of Rhode Island. Of this area there is
about one eighth only cultivable, the
remainder being mountainous and only
valuable for grazing purposes, or for
gold mining. The climate varies ac
cording to altitude. That of Rogue
River Valley, in Jackson county, lying
fourteen hundred feet above the sea,
being particularly genial and salubri
ous, snow rarely falling more than three
or four inches in depth, and ice of great
er thickness than half an inch being an
exception. The same may be truthful
ly said of all the vallies of Josephine
county. The rain fall is moderate, be
ing a mean between (he excessive mois-:
ture of Northern Oregon and the
drouth of middle California, but suffi
cient for- crops of every description.
Wheat, barley, oats and corn are the
staple crops. On the rich bottom lands
sixty bushels of wheat to the acre is
not an extraordinary yield, while twen
ty bushels on any lands is an inferior
yield. The other cereals, as well as
corn, yield exceedingly well. The fruits
are apples, pears, plums, peaches,
grapes, cherries, apricots and figs, all
but the two latter being extensively
cultivated, and with the exception of
an occasional season when a late frost
injures fruit all bear abundantly. Im
proved farms can be purchased at from
eight to thirty-five dollars per acre, ac
cording to character of improvement
and locality. But few opportunities
exist to locate public'lands in any large
quantity except mountain land. only fit
for grazing. Flouring and sawvniills
are numerous and there is at Ashland
in Jackson county a woolen factory
supplying this and neighboring counties
with the very best of fabrics, and large
quantities of furniture are manufactur
ed for home consumption in both coun
ties. Farming being carried on with
the use of all the improved machinery
there is not an excessive demand for
labor, but good farm hands
month; harvest haws one dollar
the mines also. The mines extend ov
er a large portion of the two counties,
employing a considerable number of
hands, but require skill and capital to
work them. This portion of Oregon is
comparatively well supplied -with
schools, especially in the larger towns.
In Ashland there is a collegiate insti
tute capable of imparting thorough ed
ucation. In Jacksonville a superior
fiee school, kept up by the liberality
of the district The religious denomi
nations represented are Methodist,
Piesbyterian, Catholic, Baptist and
Christian, their churches bping gener
ally well supported. Society is by no
means crude or rough but as much civ
ilization and refinement can be found
here as elsewhere. This jwrtion of
Oregon is well supplied with mechanics
and laborers. No one is advised to
come here, but for people of limited
m?ans and sober, industrious habits
.here is no better place to build up a
comfortable home on all the Pacific
slope. Sheep farming is becomin" a
prominent and profitable industry and
-lie capacity of our mountains to sup-
port it is still very great
of stock, cattle, horses and hogs shift
Tor themselves at all seasons and rarely
MifTer for want of food. Cost of living
cheap, the very finest quality of flour
being only twenty dollars per thousand
pounds, and all other articles of food
Lake county, lying East of Jackson,
is very extensive and is more particu
hrly a stock raising county, although
the cereals yield well. It abounds in
the most extensive ranges of the richest
grasses in the world, and although at
an altitude of four thousand feet above
sea level little or no provision is neces
sary for the support of stock during
the Winter. Much attention is now
paid to the raising of blooded stock, and
the horses of Southern Oregon com
mand the very highest prices in the
San Francisco market. Deer, bear and
other game abound in the mountains.
The rivers, lakes, and small streams
are filled with salmon and trout. There
are yet no railroads here, transporta
tion being performed by heavy freight
wagons, but there is a good prospect of
early tjommunication with the port of
Crescent City. These general charac
teristics of our section are written with
out intention to deceive and we invite
no one to come who has not some
means, and frugal and industrious hab
its. AH such will succeed here and
find a glorious climate and country.
Subscribe for the Sentinel.
FOURTH OF JDLY
1. A National salute of 13 guns at
9:15 A. M.
2. Music by the choir.
3. Prayer by M. Peterson, Chaplain.
4. Music by the choir.
5. Reading the Declaration by Frank
6. Music by the choir.
7. Oration by N. Langell.
8. Music by the choir.
"9. Lancers' Tournament.
Equestrian ouadrille under direction
r Urof. J- C.Scokfc
.base ball contest a cash prized
$20.00 to be given the winning club.
Foot-racing, &c, &c
The dancing hall will be large and
commodious 24 by 50 feet covered
with canvas, and well floored, express
ly for the purpose. Dancing will com
mence at 2:30 P. M. and continue un
til the morning of the 5th. Prof. J. C.
Scott and his String Band will furnish
Ample arrangements will be made
on the grounds for the care of horses.
Chief Marshal, J. G. Birdseyc Chief
of Artillery, John Slagle.
Wm. M. Colvio,
T. P. Kaiileu
Committee of Arrangements.
Citizens and all who wish to partici
pate will meet at the Court House at
9 J o'clock a. m.
The procession will form and march
through the principal streets to Bybee's
Grove, starting at 10 o'clock, and head
ed by the Jacksonville Brass Band.
Arrived at the grove the following ex
ercises will be had:
1. Music by the Band.
2. Prayer by Rev. M. A. Williams.
3. Music by the Band.
4. Reading Declaration of Indepen
dence, by Miss Emily Brown.
5. Music by the Band.
6. Oration by Robt. A. Miller.
i . Musio by tho Saud.
8. Basket dinner.
Band will call people together at 1
P. M. and the following exercises will
conclude the day's festivities:
1. Old Jimmy's Duck Play.
2. Jar spearing.
3. Foot racing for young and old.
4. Amusements for the ladies.
During the day there will be a Base
Ball game between Jacksonville first
nine and Klamath first nine, for a lib
OFFICERS OF THE DAY:
Chief Marshal, E. D. Foudray, Asst.
Marshals, T.T.McKenzie, Wm. Bybce.
Grand Ball at Vcit's Hall in the eve
ning. Music by the Jacksonville Brass
and String Bands.
CSTTickets, without supper, 51.00.
FOURTH OF JIMBAd,!
Kerbtville, - - "Oregon.
A GRAM) BALL WILL BE GIVKAT
ut i lie Uu-oii Hotel, Kerhyviile, (jre
Bun. on ihe evenins of Jnly 4'h. (jnml
mn ic and popper will be providtd and au
enjnyahle time iippurrd.
Everybody is invited.
NOTICE TO DELINQUENTS !
All delinquent taxpayers of this cmint?
for the jear? tr.77 and 1S78 ar h-reliy nut!
fl"d thai nnlef payment is mml before JuW
It mileage and costs will be addni. In or
dT that all may liavt, an opportn:iitv of
settling op by the date mentioned the adr
Kigned will take Ini-fcaitl- oi huR" in pv
ment of taxes Markrt prices will be paid
for tbe stock, to bi delivrivd t mv ranch.
, . ... Bhtr V "( Jclm CCqoty.
Highest fash Price
WOOIa AND HIDES
Br A FISHER.
C l jTV f-? t 'JTn
receive OF THE
bb uiiu uuaru per fN T? TTT I "V
and Ha J
New York Store,
Ran Francisco rfGiipd suc;ar.. 71b 1 00
Extra ccisia rica coffee 41b 1 00
Ifnpe nl ull i zta per lb Ifiels
l.iverpnnl fall Z
Kxtra choice tea Siiels & upward
Tobacco C2Jc'"' .,
Candies per box S3 50
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, ETC.
Prints 15yds SI 00
Mulin 9cu perjd & upward
Mpiis ImtP, rach S l.i'O
r " --fT2r Jrr:i!&.";iv'-
Mens bonis per pair 3.50
.-.hoes , 75
Slippers.. , C3
t'otten fl nn"l fhirte and' .
dr-wcrs mrh C3
Mens cloih sniu SU 00. ..
Mens cloih pant 3.50. .
iiieniinn- (Jail mnl t-xumin; as il culs noth
ing to fiiI isfy joins' !f.
JOHN MILIjE 528
Is the jiltiee to go for anything in
the hard wit re line. lie has a large
and superior stock of Rifles, Shot
Guns and Sporting Material, and
in fact everything from un Auvil
Key. He sells at LESS than Bed
rock prices FOR OASLT, 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
jieoplo who wish Cutlery, Quartz
or Spy Glasses, or anything made
Fact people from every placo or
"Will find that he means business
and will get bargains by calling
on h'm hpfore going elsewhere.
hi? immi STORE !
IIIAVK JUST RErEIVF.D MY FALf
and Winter block of Millinery Goodi
LADIES' HATS AND BONNETS.
Ribboni. French Flowers. Ostrich Tipi
VeheK Diac.mal.Silk-. Necktie", Collars,
f'ulT", Kill Glovpf. Laccp, Hack Uomtn.
I'ockst HanilkHrcui fs. Fancy W ngs, and
Plumpp. Perfumurv. and T.i let Soup, and a
fine aworim- nt nf mlai.t's shoes,
al-o have on Land a tupply of
OBWIiEMEX'S NKrKTIKS & COLLAR
For the holidays I will have aa assort
CHINA AND VWX DOLLS.
I hav rpjeivpd the agpney of the celc
brnted White Spwing Machines whioh I am
HdliiiK cheaper than ever, and i-ereral in.
and Flnrcc mchinp trr f.le.
Notice to the Public.
TIIL" UNDERSIGNED WILL START FOR
the Willatnntto vuI1i.it i ... .i
-- j " ,-m Uittr
and will he alisvnt from Ji"k.inville for a
enort lime. J nav liTt my accounts In the
hands of E. I). AntPiirietb. Erq.. for collec
tion and tlio?e knowinc thptnntr.c ;,i..i,(
ed atyriqne-lpd to call npou hiui and make
bu eaxjy rcmeineni.
'. J. W. RORINSON, M. D.
JMkwnvills, April 22, 1879,
ASHLAND HARNESS SHOP,
C K. KLUM,
MANUFACTURER OF, AND DEALER IN
Saddlery and Harness,
KKF.V A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF
giods in bis line or trade.
ladles', Mens nnil BojV .Saddles, a
TEAM, BUGGY AjYD
Winchester Repeating Rifles
yKcomnxffllgfltHeury JRifies) of
model of 18C6", 1873, and 1876
Pistols, Cartridges, Etc.
Wheat taken at the Highest Market
Rates in Exchange for goods.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIOVERr FANCY GOODS,
SHEET MUSIC, FIELD
GLASSES, VIOLINS, CITHERNS,
AND STRING? FOR THE SAME.
DRUGS, JJCDiriNES, TOILET SOAPS AND
Needles and Best Sperm Oit for
HE HAS SOLD OUT HIS
lnck nf m"HiMti -eviiij; Miic'iini"
a n-imb'rnf lime-, lint lia another lot nf
Ibun nn hand "h i thf li(;tliit aim
mo-t ranid rntininsr. a welt i durable'
mirhtnp there I mailo, and i-o imptf t'rit
little girl five or fit years old make tin ir
pitch frk on tnem
Thin i the plice In buy good witehe,
clocks and jewelrv, and he will t-ell cheap
jevvdr rAeiper than any nno.
;POWntch'i, clock", jewelry n;.d
jM-nlnaini lines cleaned j:id lepaitcl at a
10 TIIIJ FROM IGiK !
NEW STOCK OF GOODS
G-EORG-E W. JLLIOTT.
BrOS LEAVE TO CALL TFln ATTENTION OF
Hie piWIc lo ili fret tint he 1m Jiwt return
ed friTn San Kranclscn with a full ntuck of
Wnlch Ire in selling at
PRICES THAT DEFY COMPETITION-
LADIES' FANCY GOODS
Gents' and Soys' Clothing
Prices That Will Astonish the
MENS' AND BOYS' SHIRTS.
A fnll assortment from tho fined to tbmot
Spectacles and Jewelry.
The finut lot of Spectacles and ere plaje (iter
froaghtu , nirutt a 1(t u-tLhM
and Jeuelrj (0
descriji, 10 v
MENS' AND BOYS' HATS
VERY LATEST STYLE.
Call and be Convinced.
rj-inEUNPERlGSED TJKEU PLB.l.
I nre in ati:.ounciiir In tint nnhiin n.,.t
he hajnt nctirdl a compl-t- mid j.i
clas airtinviit of G m" Fiirniehiiiir
Goods. Much a Hats. ?hins. UniJ- imr. t-ic
liei-t brand-of Cigara and ThImcco. I'm-a
N-itioni.. Fincy GoikI- G'.Kware) (.'rock-rv
Mu'ical liRtrnmcntii. Bird Cai:e. Staiiimn- r
Pocket aiH Talile Cullm .111.,.,,, t,.;
Candies. Nnt.flc.. which will be sold at
toe cneapen rates. Give vat a call nd ree
f O TO KAUUIR BROS AND 11UY VOCB
V3T OiM Pen,
Cdd Fellow's Cu Wing Jackstmv lis, flrjj?
DEALKK AND WORKER IX
TIX.SHEETIIIOX, COPPER. LEAD
A FIRST-CLASS STOCK OF STOVES
POWDER OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
Fuse anrl Capsf
WZCDFN & WiLLOW WARE.
:w- - --iyiL'R, jails.
Paints. Oils, Varnish, Glass
Shot, Brushes, Chz ins, ZIoso
I hive sc cured the ervicr of a fir-t ok
Mechanic, and am prppiri-d to do all repair,
iiig promptly and ia tuptrior tjlo.
TV CONNFfrrmN vITn T,,E AHOVK
1 I nm rpci-ivincand havr C'li'Mmilly
h.iud'a full and first elate stock of
DKY-COODS, OEM TCfiTS, TOEjtCCO
KEAUY 3IAUK CMITHIKG,
GLA SSWA RE. CROCKERY, .tc.
?S-F.vrrylh!::gso!d nt ri-asrmWe r-.
Jackonvilli'. March, 5. 'EiS.
'33 aAKSLasse. sis i
CITUVTEI) I-'IFrEKN MILKS 01!TH
O rjn(.,a,)aviii ..I J n.ile uurtli ot
A'IiUii I, are pret) ired i a J
STcrchant and Exshvi!3 Bav.asss.
FLOUR, GRAIIAM, COKNMEAL
AXDFEED AT BEDROCK
3i pounds offlmr. 2 pounls shorts ar:d
8 pouud' lir.m ui ii-n pr Lu-liel of good
.vhf.t 'Vill iclt fliuK-ct-toiniTj fitrni-h-ii.tr
p-cl,fi. Sicks with .n, AE . b vm on
liitm fnml.-i.td at low ra -
'y hrolher. G. F nillinsa, will have
charge tit the busiuesa, hidiiir dsisli'd ly
tonp-ient millers. Everything warianted
SVRAII A. FARNRAM.
W. F. OWEN & HM
Forwarding ai.3 Commission
Eloseburg - - - - Cregsn.
Hil.h (JIVE SPKUL AT."EV.
7 j tlOll tO lorWArillil'v .Utiulj fi.r.ir.r.t
to their cure. trrielit nmniy mlranr-il.
(7iiniiiiion rPH'oniliK All l)iimes in
Ih lino r-h ill rtc tr,- nor fir et attention.
Atlu'oorls rnn-'ifjiii-il to our eareshonM
be murkiil "G. IJ. A. 5 P.-u. hntK.
J. AV. II((iSf
I" AM NOW PERMANENTI V I.O(!TEI
1 in lhi citv. ami a'l that rvor m nh
their patron itfo I will ginroili'i: t g vefat
is action My motto i- to 1 ve nnd le iive
priieetopuit th llin-t. I tmiil'o preoand
to d oiihlo.ir work lakin ; laud:.ipe, pri
vate rei-idenriw ilc.
Call ami see s-incinrns of picliir. til,en
in all kiids of wmlher. J. y. It.
ASHLAND AND LiNKVILLE
II. F. Phillips
T l NOW RUNNING A DULY LINI
I lie wefn tin ii In i vt niii.(j taui ;.... i.i.t 1
,. , (iiiii He-ilium!
with coaclj iii Mu.idiv. We iifh(1ay nml
lliursrltv ntul S-4'nrilAr iifoioh i..ui l t.
Iioird uill t.tirt Irmn Uhlaud teturjiiic on
FA f IK (rnch waj) ad (Hi
Conn-Cti III UtAllu at Unbuilt- will, l,i..
or I.ak view
About fifty head nf viiiimr lnMn t..
cood Ciindition. Fr rnnh.-r .,u,.....i... ' -
quire of the undersigned.
t . . . Eowts Smith.
Jacksonville, June 11, 1879,
i;I'JEKR HARDWARE STORE
MRS J. BiLGER
AT Til E OLD STAND OF JOHN BILGER
t'aliirnia street. Jacksonville, Oregon,
TIN. S II EET I RON, COPFER WARE
AGRICULTURAL I.M PLEMEXTS
PUMPS and PIPSS,
Piiiiil JjijSuiass, Yarnisjj
Powder & Fuso
A General iissortment of
FINE WOSTENHOLM OUT LERY
ROPE & TWIHE,
A flrl.ch mchii!o will attend ta
Job Work with neatuesa aud dispatch.
I will always keep constantly on hand a
large Ktcick of
Siquors and Tobacco.
Acrnt for th. PxniFIC RUIIBER PAINT
The b.-t in the World.
Particular nlt-ntiot. pild to Farm-s'
n:it, and th- supplying i f i-itras for Farm
Mni'hintTV.niid all iiilnrmatioii as to mi;Ii
art clr. fnriiNlied cheerfully, on anp'icilio't
No piln will l rparrd to furiiMi our
iMt'tniivii" with the In-st pofI in market, lit
our Hue, ami at the Wot price".
(hir motto yliall be prompt and fair tli-nl
ini with all. Ci'la-d eximl .mr fti-ett
ii- lore aoii'g clrvw litre. atiKfaction i;n .r
4iitid IlgOSTAHT NOTICE !
IiiforniKtiolt for the People.
I HAVE RECEIVKO ANOTHEU
3 Ijrae C'liisiniim nt of the celeb' at-d S n--''
Sewiiis! M.icliii.m. wh en are for !, n
'he U'nil liher.il letn.-i nnil at iVi cu iir
p.-i.ia istiih-ifhtii liy i he coinp-in, Thin
tore wuhIc no i line, money an I patiei ri- on
Ulterior iimiluiieii wlitn y..n c.in t!trhui u
genuine S user at the s.itne li.'urrs Li Imj.
uu " Smsi r yon L'el n in ichiue ol acknovvU
i deed merit und e:t.bli.liiil repntaii d. an I
are ctIjio of liavuii: value rreeivid for your
money, as every machine is wurranttd by Ihc
The Sin-jer Company nnv sell ihr'e-quir-tet
ol all the iiiaelniies gold in the world, the
r-ipicuy of tieir worKa at Elizibeth Aew
.1 isev. timblinj: them to turn out over n
ilionsand niiehmeiiu day. and they have
1.500 i.fficM lor Ihe s.iieof these justly celi
iratid sewm;; tnachiuea, which have takca
Over ail competitors more th.in two booi'
After the Chiratfo fire the Relief Com
mi' tee undertook lo furnish sewing machine
to the needy women of ih it city, ami npplu
L-inls ivi re permuted to choose from six dif
ferent kiril-t nf muchinis. 2 0 14 applicants
w n furnished with m ichine.s. f wlueli num
l-er2 42" chop Sinier m,.chlnps Hn.l SI7
distributed 'ii.ir chuieeninnna the tive oil pr
kunN o imi'-hine?. I hey were to earn their
ninr on these machines, and took the Sin
The people bought Singer machines aa
.....127.K3 SlnEer Machines,
lilt OU.I !. ' I
n. ii. pr tiifiim.
Ageo'for Jcknn ami Juaeplihie Counties
IIoivIiU irters, JKcktonvlllo, Or,
3Im.P. P. P. tin.
Jills Etta Prln
re have just. received i new m.l complel
etutii ui .liunoery gooas, CC ,l3Un" ol
HATS OF ALL STYLES,
ititibous, I'Viitliers, Flowed
COLLARS AND CTJFH
GEMLE1IESS' AXD LAD1H
Call and s'c them at Ihe bnildinrr forrl
occupied by Dr. Robinsoa, on -Jr. tin