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VOL. II.—NO. 12
ASHLAND, OREGON: FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1877.
down the Sound. In this cheerful j it is true, is somewhat more filled up
business, timo fl *w, and so did laugh | than usual for the two years just past;
T walked thronsdi sylvtng oves, beside a stream
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and jest, Mentally I was taking liber but there is little property selling in
Won“ ripj li g cu’reut caught tue gleam
Of radian light.
ties with the names of the party in a this portion of the State. Real estate
M-tn ight ii.« j .ji* of e>rth h id fled,
'A'Uat friends uerelul.-e, ihit h ipes were dead.
a very Tom Hood-ish faebion. I want- , men are disappointed in the business
O. C. APPLEG ATE & CO.
That *rm.g triumphed o’er rig it.
ed to tell Mr. Neate how neatly he of the year. A good deal of land is of
OFFICE— On Main Street, (in rear
When lo! A vcion, wrant in beairy’« power,
made bis jokes; Mr. Galvin how often fered, and very little sold; from which
Come t<> in> eide, t.errelf tLe lairest flower
Chitwood’s Drug Store.)
Of m H the I ii d-cipe blnum:
he Galviniz?d his admirers; Mr. Utter I conclude that most of the agricultur
She t>poK», the clouds m- vet by, the star« shone out,
Jly s--ui was ne-d, and biigeruig doUOt
what un Utterable things he inspired ally inclined come here in colonies, and
Terms of Subscription :
To joy and peace gave room.
me to say; Mrs. Stuart how valuable the go direct to some point up the valley
One copy om year.................................................. I 2.50 Twas but a drem, yet I count the bll«s,
Stu art was in such a crowd of people selected before hand. It is probably
•“ “ tix month«............................................ 1.50 Of cbnt lond look, t"at boul-warm ki-s,
waiting for their dinners; Mrs. Stork better for the State that this should be
“ •- three “
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Our epinte loored from m rtal c.tre,
Club rate« six coplea for........................................ 12.50 lu love did me»*' f.»r «’ne ehurt horn;
Ahatsbo lacked the fox in the tableau so, although it puts no monpy in the
Tenua, in advance.
Au hour c f rapturous pleasure.
she was making with a certain bottle; hands of speculators at present.
When my love I told, your d irk-brown eyes,
and many more p(b)unny things. Most | Houses are in good demand in Port
Terms of Advertising:
Iieveji« d that p. wu* oo eur, rise,
our iriia were as oue.
of all, I wanted them to know that “to i land; rents going up; some building
Local No'ice« p*r line.........................................
Yot r l< viog looks ne-umed no ch r ge;
ProfeMkiiul Cuds, per jear................................
the Victor belongs the spoils”—but I going od , but not much. People ar«
Your 4. e mid not, “it i- so stro ge, '
*1 wu iuche«, per quarter..................................
never said a word about any of it! careful and afraid after the late depres
Stupid? Yes. I like to be stupid when sion in monetary affairs. The short
Ch e-ti If Column
Star of my f.i’e ! Y* power.* that rtfe ubove !
Three-fourth a “
Tuaf kiioai tt e fu are of -arih-b >rn love,—
it serves my turn to be so. It is a great run of salmon this year has injured the
All its chai gi' g, dot b'.iig fears,—
satisfaction to be running over full of fishing men, and some of them may
Oh k irlly enswer b.e'n my lea;
W..s it ti ed .wu trial i* 1.» be,—
One «quare 'ten hues o; lew) let lu-eition....... $2.50
funny notions, and feel like the poet | fail, as they had made great calcula
The truth of tr.e coming years ’
EvcU additloiul iuser.ioD.................................... 100
Saxe, who “never dared be funny as he tions and expensive preparations for
R cck P oint ,Ogn., Aug. 20, 77.
O ak .
could” for fear of inflicting injury upon this year’s catch. But the golden har
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his audience !—and yet to know that vests ripening and being harvested in
Of all deecrlption, done on short notice. Legal
yon look like a “wooden woman” as a the Willamette valley, will bring the
BUnks, Circular«, Business Curde, B.l heads, Leiter-
h»*l«, Poeterà, etc., gotten up in good style at livitg
country out. This year’s plenty in Or
E ditor T idings :—Perhaps you will flattering friend once told me I looked.
Wheu dinner time came those heavy egon when so many ¡States are suffering
object to having your “regular corres
will be the best adveitisement that we
Agents for the Tidings.
pondent’’ from the Souud, duting her baskets were soen emptied of their con
tents, and by an equal distribution the could have ol the resources of this por
Portion 1, Oregon. letters from
Portland; but such
contents were carried down hill when tion of the great northwest. We are
N.M. Pvttengi'l i Co.,
are the vicissitudes of this varieble life
Rowel! 4c Cuee.iuan,
we left without acy grumbling over only now beginning to realiz i some
L P. Fisuer,
..... Sin FruDciecu. of ours. When I wrote you from Olym
their weight. Songs comic, religious thing of our long hopes and endeav
J. R. Neil,
Jack«« nville. pia I fully expected before this time to
C. S Sergent,
Piairx. have a report to make from S attle and and patriotic, closed the land exercises, ors. If the people of Oregon would
El. R. Owen,
set their faces to havo a trans-continen
Mi«- A th* W. Colvig,
Port Townsend. Circumstances, how and between six and seven o’clook the
1'e'it H. Burt
excursionists betook themselves to their tal railroad, and go to work at it, with
J. M. Suv on. General Agent for Jackson and Jose i ever, decided me not to go there for the
the pluck of the Olympians on their
present, and I treated myself to a boats and pulled against the tide again,
which by this time was running out branch road of 15 miles, they would
mouth of idleness, or something as near
Stages leave Ashland as follows: that as ever occurs to me, and while I again. Strange and benificent action soon see the way opened for a highway
The O A C. Stuir»* C' i .’ m >ta"e leave \shl mil was doing Lome work I ‘‘took mine ease of the res:less ocean! “The s?a stands to the Atlantic, such as California has.
very high; aud daily and nightly it eu Then would come to us, people such as
for Jacksonville, Rock Point and Rose
in mine iron,” and waited for the pub
burg every day at 6 a. m. Mail clo-e* at
treats permission of God to inundate we want-people with money and brains
lishers of '•‘The New Penelope ’ —that is
.5:30 a. in.
•For Henlv, Yiek innd Re tiling at C p. m. the name of my new book—to give me the laud.” But to the sea God says— and enterprise; and then would not on
M til c'o es .n 5:30 p. m.
“Thus far shah thou come, and ly our grain fields excite the wonder
Gwi'eil’« S’ages leave A«lilan<i my cue as to future op« rations.
no farther; and here shall thy proud of the world, but our mines, and our
»•very Monday, Wrdnesdty mid Friday
Meantime I enjoyed more boating waves be stayed.”
raw material for manufactures would
niornirg« lor Linkvill«-, mid return on
every Ts^-day. Thursday mid Sal uni ay.
The Olympia fiie occurred the morn find free capital and willing bunds to
L*ave Linkviile t .r Like City, California, genial Ob mpiauH. Let me give you a ing of the day following tho excursion. give them development.
Wednesday«; arrive nt Lake Citv Soui- “cartoon ’ of an Olympian pic-nic. In
If I can possibly accomplish it, I
I was upon the street, with everybody
1 days; le«ve Lake Citv M >udays ; arrive
at Linkviile Thursdays, carrying mail and
rise, and encountered some of our par wish to go east next year with material
be right; because if you get away from ty uctiug us firemen, who still mindful setting forth the advantages of Oregon
A. D. HELMAN. P. M.
town wheu the tide cannot be expected of the fun of the day before,shouted out an a manufacturing State, as well as an
to bring you back again in a reasonable a comic chorus across the clamorof eager agricultural one. I watch for all the
length of time, yon prove yourself any unrest that kept the whole town surg I “items” that get into your paper and
Ashland Lodge No. 189,1. 0. G. T.
thing but a “native to the manner ing back and forth like its unfailing every other, concerning these things
Meets at the Hull of He'man & Fountain every
Friday evening at s o'ck^k p. m . Brothers und born.” On one very warm day, at tides. The fire was a calamity of weight in order to be well posted and able to
sister» in good standing are corihvly Invited to at about half-past one r. m , the tide serv
to Olympia in these dull times. As tell the whole truth as nearly as it is
JOHN S. EUBANKS, W. C. T.
ing, a party of ladies with or.lv one lad usual, those least able to bear a loss known. What Oregon wants is a fund
C. H. H akgcdine , Sec’y.
of twelve to represent the sterner sex, were uninsured. Green trees did more for the purpose of disseminating knowl
set out for the particular spot down the
Asili»nd Lodge No, 23 Sound where everything is favorable to prevent the spread of the confligra- edge of her merits. It is a blind policy
tiou than an additional engine could that withholds this benefit from her
for a good time and a basket dinner. have done; and yet unother »team eu- self. As well might a man remove to
A. F. A A. M..
Mrs. S. as usual, was oarsman-in chief, gine, is needed in a wooden town like some obscure place in the rural dis
Holds their stated communications Thursday even
and valiant as she is in these places, it that.
tricts and expect trade to come to him
ing« on or before lhe full moon. Brethren in good
required all the muscle developed by
ataudmg are cordially invited to att»-n 1.
I left Olympia by stage, riding flf- without a road or without advertising,
H. C. HILL, W. M.
daily txercise, added to that of our teen miles, to Tenino, before breakfast. as Oregon at this distance, and so in
C. B. W atson , Sec’y.
young gallant to take us down stream The drive was pleasant, io “the cool of accessible, expect to fill up with peo
with thp water rushing up like a mill the morning,” but I alwavs object to ple without any effort on the part of
Ashland Lodge No. 15, race. However we “made the riffle”
going out “before the world is aired in tho State.
and by diDt of regular and strong the morning.” There is nothing inter
I. O. O. F.,
I expect before long to be on the
Hold their regular meeting every Saturday even- strokes reached the camping ground in esting either, in the country about the wing again, and will send occasional
iug at their ball in Ashland. Brothers in good the shadow of the western shore about bead of the Sound, except the bigness letters from any points of interest, but
•landing are cordially invited to attend.
3 o'clock. We picked up several other of the trees that form the timber belt, us a regular correspondent, fear I shall
J. D. FOUNTAIN, N. G.
boats on the way, and before we had and the curiously disposed mouuds on prove a failure.
F. F. V ictor .
I. O. M iller , Rec. Sec’y.
Rebekah meeting« on Tueslay evening, nearest
D eath F rom A poplexy .— At about
fleet of small boats and sailers were vanced as to the formation of the green
he fail of lhe moou eaca month.
moored in the little cove, where we hillocks on the Sand Desert of Eastern half-past eight o’clock this morniDg a
were unloading provisions for the com Oregou might be applied here too per waiter at the St. Charles Hotel discov
ing appetites of the crowd. We had haps. In this barron gravelly soil a ered that a commercial traveler named
J. A. APPLEGATE.
been grumbling all the way about hav few plants got root, and holdiDg.check- Andrew Kelly bad died during the
' ttorury and tf ounsclor-at-ìCaiv ing an unnecessary amount of edibles ed the drifting surface 8oil that gather night, and immediately informed the
on board, and truly the display when ed about its stalk at first; and that fin proprietor, Mr. Coggan. Coroner De-
landed was encouraging to the famish ally was added to by the annual decom Lin was immediately sent for. The
ing. Frying-pans and coffee-pots; milk position of the very vegetation that testimony produced before lhe coro
DR. J. IL CHITWOOD,
and butter; baskets of unkown contents first formed an anchor to it. Gradual ner’s jury showed that the name of the
O regon strewed tlio beach. We bad no more ly the better sail tilled the hollows be unfortunate man was Andrew Kelly;
A shland ,
than just got the milk and butter cool tween, and now a scant vegetation cov that he was a commercial traveler and
OFFICE—A* the Ashland Drug Store.
ing in an ice-cold spring, when the or ers the whole. Io the sand hills of addicted to the excessive use of liquor.
der was given to move up higher, for San Francisco are now sown tho seeds While going down the theatre stairs
J. R. NEIL,
the tide was coming in and up, and our of the lupine for the same purpose. last evening he fell io a fit, but was able
pebbly beach would soon be under wa The roots go deep down, and the to walk to the hotel without assistance.
ter. Heretofore the ladies had seemed branches shelter the ground and pre The verdict of the jury was that he
to be the only known quantity in the vent the wind blowing away the sand. came to bis death from a fit of apoplexy
assemblage, bnt when it came to climb When this becomes more fixed, it is ex produced by the use of strong drink.
ing banks aDd carrying heavy baskets, pected the whole of the before shifting He was a man of considerable means,
the gentlemen came gallantly to our sand region near the sea will be re and bis relatives reside in New York.
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law, aid, not only taking up the provisions claimed and finally cultivated.
; Instructions have not yet been received
Portland is at present passing through from them, but Mr. Coggan has taken
J acksonville , O regon .
but in some cases the fair providers of
its dullest summer month, when every the responsibility of having the body
Will prac ice in all the C »urts of rhe State. Prom,
at eu loo gtveu to all business mtrusted to my care.
A pleasant, nook amongst the alders body who can, flits to the seaside or embalmed and prepared for ship
O ffick —In ilie buildi-g formerly cccupied by
was selected, where beds of violet mountains. Still the town is quite live
Kahler & Wat «on, oppo nie Court House.
Dr McCauley, the S dem physician
leaves strongly suggested “a low south ly in appearance, so great is the num
wind, breathing upon a bank of violets, ber of persons brought here by the two mentioned by ns a few days ago, who
stealing and giving ordors.”—the same competing steamer lines. Fare is down attended upon Alice Townsend and ad
ministered her the dose of medicine a
to-day as in Sbakespear’s time.
to $10 in the cabin, and $5 in the steer short time previous to her death, has
Architect and Builder«
Soon everything was in gay confu age; and many have been taken for $5 been arrested and lodged in the Salem
GRANITE STREET - - - ASHLAND. sion; the ladies lounging in little chat in tho cabin. It is cheaper traveling jail.— Dayton News.
TTTILI. do anything In bis line on «bort notice and ty cliques, or strolling about in search than staying at home at those figures.
Two pi grim» have journeyed to Ii >me
W un the kiweal terms.
of woodsy beauties, or disinterestedly It is estimated that the steamers must
on f >ot. one f om Paris and one troni -n Ital
making preparation for the coming I have brought 10,000 immigrants to the ian city like veritable crusaders The latter,
feast. Children too, romped about, State this summer; and that there will a woman, who dragged he soli, famished and
a-» she was, to kiss tfae foot of the
and boys went fishing, while the gen- be 20,000 before the close of the year. tired
bronze statue of St. Pe’er. fell d iwn faint
our * or five choice milk cows , on i tiemen of the party cut away obstruct- But it is puzzling to understand wbat ing before it, and broke her arm oa the
C II at wy residence io
LINDSAY ATTLEGATE. , ing trees and branches to open a view becomes of all these people. Portland EirbI“ paveTent of the chnrob.
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I. O. Miller.
$2.50 PER ANNUM.
WANTED TO GET ON THE JVRÏ.
A pplegate , Aug. 22, 1877.
Since my last the weather has some
what changed—turned cooler with oc
Not a case of sickness on Applegate,
within the range of my knowledge.
Harvest over. A bountiful crop, and
and abundance of fresh ground Hour,
daily. All eat good biscuits and rejoice
Still they come—I mean persons who
are seeking new homes, and many are
finding them, and are well satisfied so
far. We only wish we had more laDd
for them, but menv have to turn »or-
rowfully away because they cannot find
homes here, for the news has gone forth
that Applegate is the country, and so it
is, if pure air and water, good crops I
and good health are good recommen
Camp meeting has come and gone,
nod severel were added to the church,
and all seemed to have bad a good time.
Our Sunday school on Missouri Flat
is still in a very prosperous condition,
and so we mean to keep it for some time
Rev. Harris, from Umpqua, has been
holding meetings on Williams creek,
Willis York and Miss E. Meek were
joined in wedlock on the 20th inst., by
Rev. Wooldridge, at the residence of
H. York. There are others here who
would marry if they only had the cour
age to ask for their darlings.
A few potatoes have been Bent to
market, and some onions, but neither
are ripe enough to dig.
The fruit crop is not so large as that
of last year, but still is abundant.
Prospecting parties are still passing
up and down the river—having “just
struck it,” or just going to.
Cunningham & Co., have commenced
work on their new saw mill, in the
Williams creek country. It will be
quite an expensive mill, as they con
template adding planing, shingle, turn
ing and morticing machines.
Improvement is the order of the day,
and the sound of the ax, plane and saw
is daily beard. Permanent homes are
being made, for no one who is fortu
nate enough to possess a home on Ap
plegate, wishes to seek for a better
M ack .
Presently the stillness of the court
room was interrupted by the entrnno«
of a man, who came in with a shuffling
uneasy step, and with his bat in bis
hand. He halted and leaned against
the railing. Nobody took the slightest
notice of him, however. At last he took
courage and spoke:
“Is the judge in ? ”
The clerk immediately awoke Hit
“Well, wbat do you want?”
“I’m looking for a job, your Honor.
I’ve been lookiug for work for over a
“There’s nothing for you here.”
“I thought ye occasionally gave jury
men a job. I don’t read newspapers
any, and bein’ a stranger in town I hav
en’t got any predujice agin anybody,
A pard of mine wrote down to me at
Reno, last week, and said that the jary
business up here was brisk and that it
would pay to come tip. As I’m a stran
ger to you, and a little bard-np, I’ll
start in and serve for a caBe or two for
half price, and you can see what I can
“Wbat are your main qualifications?”
“My strong Buit is in making a jury
agree. No juries ever get hung if I’m
on ’em. I just lay low till they take
the first ballot, then jine the majority
and argue the rest into it. I can dis
count any lawyer talking, I can show
’em up points they never tumbled to
before. Sometimes I have to useforoe
but seldom. Once down at Truckee,
in a murder case, there were a couple
of fellers standin’ out agin’ hangin’,
and after arguing with ’em as smooth
and gentlemanly as I could for over a
qaarter of an hour, I went for ’em with
chairs, and by the time I had basted
half a dozen pieces of furniture over
!em they was glad to come in with a
verdict of ‘murder in the first degree,’
and the feller was bung not long after
wards. In these justice courts I can
get on the jury, and if you just give
me the wink as to bow you want the
case to go, and I’ll guarantee to fetch
in the verdict you want or not take a
The man was told to drop around
again in a day or so, and they would
try and make a vacancy for him. In
order to do it, however, some regular
juryman will probably have to be dis
charged.—Vir. City Chronicle.
F anny F ern ’ s P icture of the M od
ern O ld M aid . —For the benefit of
those who may have seen it when it
first appeared in the Revolution, we re
produce here etchings from Faunv
Fern’s picture of the modern old maid:
“No sir, she don’t shuffl i round here
in ‘skimpt’ raiment, awkward shoes,
cotton gloves, with horn side-combs
fastening six hairs to her temples.
She don’t read ‘Law’s Serious Call,’ or
keep a cat, or a snuff box, or go to bed
at dark, or scowl at little children, or
gather catnip. Not a bit of it. She
wears nicely-fitting dresses and becom
ing bitsof color in her hair, and she goes
to concerts or parties, and suppers and
lectures, and don’t go alone, either, and
she lives in a nice bouse earned by her
self, and gives nice little teas in it.
She don't work for no wages and bear
toleration day and night. No, sir. If
she has no money she teaches, or she
lectures, or she writes books and poems,
or she is a book-keeper, or she sets
type, or she does anything else but de
pend upon somebody else’s husband;
and she feels well and independent in
consequence, and holds up her head
with the best and asks no favors, and
woman’s rights has done it. She has
sense as well as freshness, and conver
sation repartee as well as dimples and
curves. She carries a dainty parasol,
and a natty little umbrella, and has
live poets and sages and philosophers
in her train, and knows how to use her
eyes, and don’t care if she Dever sees a
cat, and couldn’t tell a snuff-box from
a patent reaper, and has a bank book
and dividends, and her name is office
or Phoebe, and woman's rights has done
The imperial government of China
has issued an edict against the use of
opium, declaring its nse was bringing
destruction upon the Chinese people.
In addition to the home production,
opium is imported in tn China to the
annual value of over $40.000,000, prin
cipally from British India.
N ew G old M achine .— The X K Tri*
biuic says a small bnt steady business
in gold mining in the Southern States
will receive an impetus as soon as the
machine which has lately been perfect
ed in this city becomes generally in
troduced. It crushes ore into powder
as fine as the sands on the seashore,
then separates the bits of metal from
the powdered etone by a peculiar pro
cess of shaking and blowing. The
cheapness of the apparatus compared
with the cost of stamp mills, and its
efficiency, will permit eonthern and
other ores to be worked with excellent
profit. People from the west and south
and from Peru are investigating the
capabilities of the invention.
The Albany Evening Journal says cap
ital must be content with leas returns.
Labor must recognize the changed sit
uation. All classes must understand
that we have passed the era of high
profits, high wages and high living and
have entered upon a period in which
everything must be measured by a dif
One of the Indian prisoDers held at
Lapwai has been identified m one of
those who committed the first mardera
along Salmon river.
An Irish soldier, beiDg for the first
time on guard, was thus accosted by a
friend: “What are ye standing there
for Mike?” ‘ Sure they tould me to stand
here for a cent bury.”
The commission to visit Sitting Bull
will start on its journey toward Fort
Benton this week. G *n. Terry is not ex
pected to come, bnt the instructions to
be issued by the interior department
will be sent out by Col. Corbiue, who
will act as secretary to the commission.
The commissioners will go from Fort
Benton to Fort Walsh, on British soil,
and will there endeavor to oommnnioate
with the Indian». It will be accompa
nied by a cavalry escort of at least 100
men, and it is expected by the coariosy
of the Canadian government this escort
will be allowed to aooompany the com
mission wherever they go. They ex-
peot to be absent at least two mouths.