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XHE OREGON SENTINEL
Wednesday, December 24, 1879
Elk Creek Bridge. We are in
formed by Judge Day that the bridge
washed away at the crossing of Elk
Creek will not be replaced until Spring,
as the cost of such a structure would
be greatly increased if built during the
Holiday Festivities. Ball at
Siiupkins' (Jump off Joe) Christmas
night Entertainment at (;. U.
McClendon's (Sam's Valley) Christmas
night Ball at Wm. Eaton's New
Year's night Party at Junction
House (Wilder's) on New Year's night
Poisoned. Last week the youngest
child of Matt Dillon's, about fifteen
months old, was seriously poisoned
while playing with matches. We are
glad to say, however, ihat the child has
nearly recovered, and reiterate the oft
repeated warning to keep matches
away from small or even larger chil
Uew Edition. A new edition of
the Sentinel appeared on Sunday
evening. It is a pretty little chip of
the parent block, outspoken and fear
iless in its demand for babies' rights,
rctliing syrup, and its
.use. That 8 the Lhristmas
;iat makes one of us feel so
other and child doing well.
Ii of Frank Sloan. On Tues-
1 16th inst Frank Sloan of
Ipplegate in Josephine county,
bf consumption. His death was
unexpected as he had been grad
ually sinking for several years. He
leaves quite a large family at home,
one of his daughters having been
married to Hon. Dan Green, and
another to Mr. Holm an Peters. Mr.
Sloan will be greatly missed not only
by his fami'y but by his neighborhood,
where he was regarded as a man of un
D. W. Prentice k Co., Portland, the
leading music store of the North
Pacific coast, d?al in sheet music,
music books and musical merchandise.
They also keep on hand the favorite
Mnnsfeld it Notni Upright Piano.
This truly4vwonderful instrument is
made witl lesjectal reference to this
climate. " jo much cannot be said in
praise of this piano. They have sold
to the leading profession over 150 of
these pianos all of which are giving
entire satisfaction. Prof. Ruglpr of
Jacksonville has one of these instru
ments. Races Postponed. At a meeting of
the Jacksonville Jockey Club, held at
the Court Hou&e on Saturday last, it
was determined to postpone the races
advertised for the :24th and 25th of
DeceuiW until the 13th, 14th and
15th of May, 18S0, on accouut of
liifoyctTtfble weather. The Treasurer,
Mclk Muller, was authorized to collect
all subscriptions and the club adjourn
ed to meet on the first Saturday of
LFehruary next at two P. m. A lull
meeting on that date is expected as
artangements for a more extensive pro
gramme will then be made.
Administrator's Sale. There will
lo a public sale at 10 A. M. on Friday,
January 2d, 1880, at the residence of
Wm. Clark, (Justus much), of a lot of
personal property consisting of horses
and mules, stock cattle and work oxen
belonging to the estate of Daniel Hop
kins, deceased. On Saturday, January
3d at 10 a. M., the steam saw mill on
Jackass cieek, with all its appurtenan
ces, will be offered for sale on the prem
ises. Also a sorghum mill, lot of saw
logs, 75,000 feet of lumber, 20 stock
bogs and various other articles, by the
administrator, David L. Hopkins.
A Social Item. There is material
in Jacksonville and its immediate vi
cinity for many happy unions. A re
cent count of noseb by our reporter
demonstrates the rather remarkable
fact that we have in our midst at this
time 52 single Indies and 62 single gen-
t tlemcn all of whom are of lawful age
land entitled to matrimony. Among
these ladies there is not one that may
liroperly bo called "old maid, although
Lh ere are a few among the gentlemen
Ivho pass for old bachelors. A list of
iuteen single men, between the ages of
forty and fiftv vears, is not included in
the above count Why are there not
rniore weddings I
In Great Demand. Judging from
i" trom the "Iidings" Jack-
fabrici are in demand.
Ron the Crescent Citv wacon road
Bhfi.ll have been constructed by the aid
of the liberal citizens of our neighbor
ing town, ordeisfor their manufactures
may be expected to increase largely:
"The Ashland Woolen Manufacturing
Co. cannot turn out goods as fast as
they are wanted. Last week an order
was received from a Portland firm for
all the goods that could be sent The
managers shipjied 155 pairs of blankets
and a considerable quantity of cassi-
mere and other goods, but the supply
was considerably behind the demand.
More machinery wanted."
Ruffianism. We regret to again
call the attention of parents to the
bad conduct of boys at public'meetings
and entertainments. On last Friday
evening at the entertainment of the
Legion of Honor it was simply "ruf
fianism winch shocked strangers and
comjclled them to ask, if such conduct
was not punishable? It is punishable
by statute and we hold it to be the
duty of any citizen cognizant of the
facts to complain before the proper
authorities and bring the offenders to
justice This is the proper course and
if it le not followed hereafter we will,
upon authentic information, publish
the name of any boy or young man
who uses filthy language before
ladies and children, such as we are in
formed was used on Friday eve no
matter whom the publication offends.
Snow under foot.
To-morrow will be Christmas.
Very little sickness at present.
Great mortality among turkeys.
Snow at Barretts' reported two feet
We must have a wagon road to the
Read Inlow's notice elsewhere, and
Stages belli nd on account of bad
Twenty-eight inches of snow at
Suits, worth $15 for S9, at the New
Only one moro week to change your
A. C. Jones returned from Roseburg
Three undershirts for 1, at the
New York store.
Ruth Rebekah ball in Jacksonville
New Year's night
Christmas toys in great variety at
Airs. I.-W.-Berry's. r - -- -
Fine ornamental clocks, at the New
York store, at cost
Beautiful snow at the Big Butte saw
mill two feet in depth.
Everybody will be setting up New
Year's, or thereabouts.
If you want to make her happy get
some of Brooks' fine jewelry.
Hats in all colors, worth 2 50 for
$1 each, at the New York store.
. Our county jail and fruit dryer are
the only unoccupied houses in town.
Notice change in advertisement of
Charles K Chappel, Administrator.
Coffee, extra Costa Rica, 3J pounds
for one dollar, at the New York store.
Fears are entertained that there will
be a terrible loss of cattle in Lake
Tobacco in all brands first quality,
65c per pound, at the New York
The Yukon river in Alaska is navi
gable for steamers for a distance of
Snow at Cold Springs, on the Ash
land and Linkville road, is seven and a
half feet deep.
The firm of Lathrop fc Cardwell
has been dissolved by mutual consent,
the latter retiring.
Fine jewelry and watches, wedding
rings, et, at Bit-liar..':, which he offers
cheap for presents.
Forty gallons of the best quality of
cider vinegar for sale at this office, at
fifty cents a gallon.
The Ilcrrin Lar.e is in excellent con
dition especially that portion which
was gravelled last Fall.
S. M. Robinson informs us that the
snow on Wagner creek was 15 inches
deei, and still snowing.
Remember the ball to be given by
the Brass Band at Veit Schutz, to
morrow night, Dec. 25th.
Woman's inhumanity to man is
what gives his breath the deceitful
flavor of cloves and coffee.
The C. it O. Stage Company now
run sleighs from Callahan's to Dodge's
on the Scott mountain route.
Buy her a new hat or some of the
nice things at Mrs. Prim's, and you
will have a merry Christmas.
The public school of Jacksonville,
which is enjoying a vacation, will re
open on Monday January 5th.
The Misses Lola and Mary Layton,
and Jenny Kugle are spending the
holidays at home on Applegate.
Schools adjourned last Friday and
the scholars will have a two week's
vacation, until after the holidays.
Go to Breckenfield's and see his
large stock of holiday and other goods
before spending all your money.
Friday morning, Dec. 10th, the snow
in the streets of Jacksonville lay ten
inches deep, but was rapidly melting.
On last Thursday morning the
6teamer "Geo. Harley" while trying to
enter Smith river, went ashore at that
A phrenological friend asks, "What
is 'the organ of discordl" We reply
most emphatically the "M. E. Church
The "organ" trouble was nothing to
the trouble exerienced in keeping the
nasal organ from freezing up yesterday
Christmas and New Year's toys, &c,
worth 2.50 forl, worth 1 for 50cts.,
worth SOcts for 12cts, at the New
Our Chinese population keep closely
housed as the appearance of one of
them on the street is the signal for a
volley of snow balls.
Rev. M. A. Williams will preach at
the M. E. Church Sunday next, 11a.
m. High Mass at the Catholic Church
at 11 A. m. to-morrow.
The ball at Phoenix on Christmas
eve is to be at Laveuburg's Hall not
at Culver's Hall as erroneously noted
by the "Times" last week.
Dec. 17th, the Crescent City "Rec
ord" says, "we are having a great
variety of weather now. It rains,
clears up, blows and snows, all in one
The funeral of little Charlotte Pflug
took place from the residence of Her
man v. Helms on the 7th instant,
Rv. D. A. Crowell conducting the
Table oil cloths in all colors first
quality, 50c per yard, at the New
An elegant collation will be set at
the Franco-American on Christmas and
New Year's nights.
Wm. By bee back from Happy Camp,
he says there was five fleet of snow on
the Siskiyous before the late storm.
Trail probably closed now.
Masonic election tonight. Refresh
ments at Grob t Ulrich. Installation,
nublic for Masons and their families,
Dec. 27th, (St John's day.)
W. J. Wiraer, Frank Bryan and T
W. Patty are the committee appointed
to look after the interests of the
Crescent City wagon road in Josephine
Wintjen fc Helms will be glad to
meet their friends and smile with them
to-morrow morning at the Table Rock
saloon. They keep the best in the
Tim .TncVErmvillfi Alinstrel Trnmifi
Ainnn..fntn crtnn miriniT rTa f tlllt
side-splitting performances. They are
now in u. buiie ui naming 1U1 bliU
Geo. 31. Coburn asks for a share of
public patronage. He is an old hot? I
man, holds forth at the old stand of
Mrs. joining. Meals 25 cpnts. Give
him a trial. '
If you want a happy new year get
your wife, daughter, sister, or the oth
er young mau's sister, a nice sewing
machine at the Singer agency, next to
Many unwary people had their
Winter's supply of potatoes frozen
Mondav night, and pumps that were
carefully wrapped, now suck wiud in
stead of water.
Dillon wishes his friends a Merrv
Christmas and a Happy New Year,
with their Dockets full of money, and
stomach full of turkey. Go and ask
.Matt if that rhymes.
A private letter received by E. H.
Autenrieth fron Waldo states that
3,000 will be raised West of Hays
lull in Josephine county for the Cres
cent City wagon road.
The boys of the Jacksonville Brass
Band were all in a happy frame of
mind the other day; they were the re
cipients of the 100 premium money
earned at the Yreka fair.
E. H. Autenrieth returned from
Yreka on Thursday last, accompanied
by his mother, Mrs. Dr. Autenrieth.
She expects to remain the guest of her
son here for several weeks.-
W. C. McFadden, a good steady
"print" lately working in the "Union"
and "Journal" offices in Yreka, and
handsomely endorsed by Bro. Nixon,
made us a pleasant call this week.
The public school at Foot's creek is
temporarily closed on account of the
measles prevailing ai'iong the children
of that district At last account a
majority of thp jxrsons down with the
disease were getting better.
Judge Deady, of the U. S. District
Court, says the "Statesman," has
granted the petition for a receiver in
the case of W. C. Griswold, and ap
pointed Col. C. A. Reed, of Salem, re
ceiver, with bonds in the sum of 5,
000. A load of hay passing through Jack
sonville a few days ago was followed
by thirteen hungry cows, helping them
selves. The man in charge of the load
vainly endeavored to scare the bovines
away, but they wouldn't mind worth a
cent Refractory cows, these.
Says the Yreka "Union:" Our
friend E. H. Autenrieth while over
here this week, talked considerable
Crescent City road, in fact he was
chock full of it There is one thing
about Ed. when he takes hold of
anything, he takes hold with all his
Grading on the west side road is
completed to Corvallis. Rails suf
ficient to lay the track to that city
have arrived and are being put down
as fast as the weather will permit It
is expected that our Corvallis friends
will be able to take a ride on the rail
road cars along about New Years.
The weather is having a damaging
effect upon the proposed Christmas
races. The soft state of the ground
caused by the previous rains as well as
the remarkably heavy snow which fell
here last Thursday and Friday continu
ing to cover the track up to this writ
ing1, make.it more, than probable that
the races will be postponed.
Yesterday morning the thermometer
sank to zero, which we believe has not
occurred since 1856 in Jacksonville.
Should the freeze continue, as we fear
it may for a week or two, it will be
most disastrous to stock, as there are
many sheep and cattle out on the
rangees of both Jackson and Joseph
ine counties without provision for their
Last Saturday night we hear there
was a grand "fandango" at the Digger
ranch in the upper end of town, in
which the "noble red men" and "dusky
maidens" tipped tho "light fantastic"
to sweet strains of the fiddle of one of
the Crescent City "grand musicians,"
and made night hideous under the in
fluence of "fire water" furnished by
some one lower aud moro degraded
than the Indians themselves. Del
Norte "Record", Dec 16th.
Wm. H. Shook of Alkali Lake,
Lake county, who is spending the holi
days in our midst, says that the popu
lation of Western Lake county is in
creasing quite rapidly, and Linkville
growing to quite an important town.
The people of Western Lake are near
ly a unit in their desires that the
Indians on the Klamath Reservation
shall not be interfered with. They
have no desire for the reservation
lands, regarding them worthless except
for summer pasturage.
Johnson fc Carso:
Knox, are now working
L. F. Allen's two yo
have been very low wi
fever, but they are i;
Butchering hogs has
and our "krout havin
late and lots of othe:
larder, you will undeii
Applegate during its
lacked one foot of bein.
the time of the freshet
But Williams' creek w
it has been for fiftce:
Even if we did hav
wagon road fever is sti.
I nave yet the first ma
opposed to the project
gi e either.in labor or
E. J. Davidson I
storm, ubout seventy
and came very near I
dred more, being sn
mountains. A road h
to get them out
No one going to ma;
arejwshing they were
don't want to marry;
no time to devote to
a Merry Christmas to. till; -
The man that got sofrne oods on the
strength of a piece of rich quartz, from
one of our merchants,' has lately been
more successful, for from your sheriff
he got a lot of flour for lumber when
he had not a foot of lumber belonging
Some school teachers get so used to
combats, that when they change avoca
tion they carry into private life some
of the worst features of that beligerent
habit Applegate has. one such, for
his greatest amusements consists in
witnessing cock-fights. Ho now has
now nine roosters and one old hen, and
when they do not fight spontaneously
he catches one and blackens him and
the whole band pitch imo him.
The biggest fight of tho season in
this section, between a man and his
better-half, had a ven funny origin.
She, the good old toul, having an eye
single to business, vnd having seen it
stated in one of my letters to the Sen
tinel that we were gang to have a
hard winter, spared no time in laying
in a good and abundant supply of
acorns, as well as other minor
edibles. The trees from which she
got the fattest acorns were in the
goat corral,-and "hubby" not caring
whether there would be a good or bad
winter, persistently turned his goats
in there of nights, and she as persist
ently, turned" them out when he
went to ted. Every morning he
would "cuss" about the goats getting
out, but he began to suspect that some
one turned them out. bo, one night,
he pretended to have gooe to bed; and
out went his wife to the corml aud
was just in the act of
out, when he yelled outj
gal, 1 11 give you a ma
didn't for with a stout cl
him like a tig! ess, and
treat in confusion. Whe
reason for her nocturnal!
corral he wept and said,
when you please; you an
tist wife. I'll bet. that
county." Now all is p
Crescent City Wa
following from the
"Courier" of the 17th
that our neighbors oni
waking up to their i
ball has at last been st
cent City, and we hij
knowing the business chl
the men who are behil
will be kept rolling,
called last Saturday
though gotten up on ti
moment, no announcemg
made, it was well attel
J. K. Johnson, J. F. Fl
ger, John Miller, J.
David Pomeroy were ap
unttee to take the matte
solicit subscriptions, efc
roy went below last
shooner "M. D. PomeJ
bring the question befol
men of Ban rancisco,
can to secure their aid. I
doubt that thev will
ally, when they perc
of such great beiij
Owen F. Dennv.f
to-day nominated Cor!
Shanghai, will replace
called, who is the man
Col. Mosby made charge
tention of fees. etc.. in
cently published. Denl
consul in China for sos
very generally expecte
Seward's retirement by J
be the next announcer!
with Chinese consular
Don't Cry Povert
hear people complain in ,
ful way just at ChristE
poor they are. Their
be suggested by the mar
pie have of looking envil
of reputed wealth. Til
cured if people would '
number they will find
themselves, as wealth is
by comparison after all
Look to Your Intei
accounts due the firm
have been turned!
hereby notify all
said firm to settle
1880,or a forced c
New York st
There are five hydraulic mining
companies at work on the left hand
fork of Foot's creek aud one on the
right hand fork of that stream. Three
are worked with six-inch pipe, one
with ten-inch and one with eleven
inch. Piping has been going on unin
teruptedly in all of them ever since the
forepart of last week.
Week before last a slide occurred at
the Squaw Lake company's ditch,
which it took only a few days to shov
el out The ditch was never in better
condition than now. Piping com
menced Tuesday morning of la.t week
on ground which had previously been
thoroughly prospected. Notwithstand
ing there is twenty inches of snow on
the ground, the company was piping
at last account
Tho very light estimate usually
placed on the gold yield of Jackson
and Josephine counties by writers on
Oregon has induced us to make inquiry
into the subject There is no way to
ascertain with certainty what the
actual yield has been during the past
twenty-five years, but from the most
reliable sources of information we are
satisfied that it has been quadruple the
amount usually estimated. One indi
vidual alone, C. C. Beekman of this
place, informs us that he has, for him
self and the express company, handled
over ten million dollars worth cf gold
dust since 1853, the largest portion of
which was taken from Rich Gulch,
Jackson, Jackass and Sterling creeks.
From his intimate knowledge of the
business of other buyers, and from in
formation derived from equally reliable
Resolved, 1. That it is the sense of
this meeting that suit be begun for the
purpose of recovering the SI 10, the
amount raised at the entertainments.
Resolved, 2. That the case be turn
ed over to the proper authorities of the
Resolved, That the minutes of this
meeting be offered for publication in
the county papers.
On motion the meeting adjourned
D. A. CROWELL, Ch'mn.
Issie McCully, Sec
The Entertainment. Last Friday
night tho citizens of Jacksom ille and
vicinity were treated to another of
those entertainments that only the
members of the Legion of Honor know
how to get up. The very elaiorate
programme previously prepared by the
committee, the parts rendered alternat
ing between instrumental and vocal
music, tableaux, essays, recitations and
the oration of the evening, were all of a
high literary character. As one of ihe
features of this entertainment could be
noticed the high dramatic caste of some
of the performances a feature that
had a splendid effect on the large au
dience. Every one connected with the
entertainment acquitted himself and
herself so well that it would be pre
sumption on our part to speak of some
of the performers. a.nd not of all. Not
less then thirty individuals, including
tho members of the Brass and String
bands took part in the performances.
Notwithstanding the inclemency of
the weather the old Court House was
again crowded to its utmost capacity,
and many persons went Rwav una'
Best candles. N. B.. dcBtT 4 50
Adamantine candles, per box 3 50
Soda and salaratus, I. II. Lu, per tt. ..12fc
Grain pepper, sifted, per B 25c
Lorrilard's tin ta 5 tobacco, per ft... 75c
J. B. Pace's tin tsg tobacco, per lb.. 75c
Coal oil, per 5 gallon can $3 00
Choicest tea, per R .50c
DRY-GOODS AND CLOTHING.
Lownsdale bleached muslin, per yd. . 12'
White Rock blenched muslin, per yd12j&
Red Bank " " " "..10c
Green Bank " " " ". 10c
Cabot A aud W unbleached muslin,
per yd 10c
Tycoon reps for ladies wrappers per
Diagonal dress goods, per yd 25c
Black cashmere, good, per yd 87K
Fancy water proofs pcryd 1 00
Cotton battimr.pcr B 30c
Canton flannel, per yd 12 Jfe
Laces, embroideries, a vd 12c an- up
wards, Ladies' kid gloves, per pair 73c
Best Corsets 1 75
Ladies' silk ties 2oc
" dress silk, per yd $100
CLOTHING CHEAPER THAN THE CUCM-.r.
A good suit for $10 00
Huts, each $1 and upward
Brown duck overalls, per pair 73c
Blue denim " " " .73c
Levi Strauss & Co.'s copper-riveted
duck overalls, per pair $1 50
Levi Strauss & Co.'s copper-riveted
blanket-lined duck coats 5 00
Other blanket-lined duck coats 4 00
White shirts, good 1 35
Merino undershirts & drawers, cnch..75c
Canton flannel undershirts & draw
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Boots, California made warranted and
stamped on the bottom, per pair.$4 50
Boots, California made warranted and
stamped on the bottom, finest &
best calf. 0 00
Eastern made boots, per pair, ..$3 to 4 00