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INDEPENDENT ON ALL SUBJECTS, AND DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
VOL. II.—NO. 44.
ASHLAND, OREGON: FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1878.
We’re Always Boys at Home.
---- ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY —
REA L ESTA TE A GENT.
Dear brother, I have wandered far,
Far from the old roof-.re-;
And miles, by mountain, cliff and scar,
Have parted j ou and me !
Though storm, mty drive us where^they will,
O’er laud and ocean*a fo>m,
One happy thought can cheer us still:
We’re always boys at home 1
O. C. APPLEGATE A CO.
OFFICE—On Main Street,
Chitwood’s Drug Store.)
I. O. Miller.
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GRANITE STREET - - - ASHLAND.
WILL do anythit g in his line on short Dotice and
on the lowest terms.
i Terms of Advertising:
Ixxal Notice« per line..........................
FrefeMiottod Ctuds, per year.................
Two Inch«», per quarter........................
Ot.e-lii.lf Column “
Three-fourth» “ “
Flouring mills, saw mills, quarts mills,
and all kinds of mill machinery put up to
order in the v»-ry best style. All work war
ranted. Satisfaction guaranteed. Address
either, or both, at Ashland. Oregon.
One square ¡ten line, or leas) 1st lurertloo....
Each additional fhsertion..................................
w. a . M c P herson .
Justice of the Peace
Of nH description, done on short notice. T-egal
Blanks, Circulars, Business Cards. Billheads, letter
beads, Posters, etc., gotten up in good atyle at living
For Askland Precinct,
Particular Attention given to drawing up
Agents for the Tidings.
And linking Conveyances.
J. A Applegtie,
M L. Chamberlin
Dr N. L. Lee
Tnaicuer 4c Worlen
A. F. Seeding,
J. P. Huber is,
8. M. Pel'engii 4c Co., ...
Ruweli 4c Cucesiuan,
I. P. Fieoer,
- - - 8 tn Fraucieco,
J. R. Neil, -
C. S tfergent,
‘Ed. R. O«en,
Mi«« Altie W. Colvlg,
Peril H. Burt
O HL Dyar,
Mi«« M ry McCabe
J. M Sutton, General Agent for Jackron and Jose
Capt. D. J Ferree General Agent for L«ke county
D. 8. SCOTT
D. S. SCOTT.
Rebekah meetings on Tuesday evening. Dearest
he full of tbe moou eacn month.
J. A. APPLEGATE.
Attorney and êounselorat-Xaiv
DR. J. 11. CHITWOOD,
A shland ,........................... O regon .
OFFICE—At the Ashland Drug Store.
J. R. NEH.
J. W. HAMAKAR.
LINEVILLE LAKE CO., OREGON.
Office in 1 *ost Office Building, Special
attention giren to courcyancing. [2 19tf.
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law,
J acksonville . O regon .
Will prac'ice tn all the Courts of ’be State. Prom,
at'en'ioo given to all business intrusted to my care.
O ffice .—Io the building formerly occupied
Kahler it Watson, opposite Court House.
M. L. McCALL,
Surveyor and Civil Eugiueer,
!■ prepared to do any work in t ie line on f bort do .
The fabled fount by Leon sought,
This side the s ormy mi.it),
Lay like a f>nd dream, fairy wrought,
Iu til own Is'.e of Spain ’
In vaiu the dre .ruing chemist turns
The leaves of many a tomb;
The alembic, w here the Yule-iog burns,
Is only found at home.
Dear mother, in this world of woe,
Though fickle friends may fl.e;
And thongn thy children’s children grow
In clusters rouni my knee,
Safe anchored in a mother’s heart,
T y grown-up b< ys may come,
And claiming childhood's dearest pert,
May still be boys at home.
A mother’s homely sunshine spread,
A sister’s trust and truth,
A father’s benediction abed,
Reneas immortal youth!
Th. re »afe from every toil and care,
A sc Hi th world and cold,
We’ll meei in other years, fof there
We ia ver more grow o;d.
8AUC SAGE COMMENCES SPECULAT
Ashland, Juck-oti Couuty, Oregon.
HE FINDS THINGS
Will attend to the buying and selling of
UEÌ ® OtC.
I put on my other shirt and straight
ened up my old hat to make it look
high as ’twould and started out to see
tbe sigbtB. I saw a feller blacking
boots for ten cents and got him to
Reference given il required.
black mine. He earned bis ten cents
T. G. WATTERS.
before he got through with that Butte
J. W. RIGGS,
Creek sticky. I went into a barber
shop to get my hair cut, and saw about
a dozen barbers shaving and cutting
hair all to once. I told a feller by
one chair that I wanted him to cut my
Oregon. hair fashionable and greaze it up in
good shape. He asked me bow I want
I am now permanently located in this
it cut. I told him with tbe scissors
place, and respejifully asks the pationag of
of course. He asked me if I wanted it
long or short.
I gave him a keen
ALL WORK WARRANTED glance which made him understand
To give Entire S tisfactioa. Prices to suit that I didn’t want him to poke any
more fun at me and told him to cut it
short—it was long already. Shure
te^Call and see Specimens. | v2n9tf enough he did cut it short. A one-eved
phrenologist could read off my bumps
by sight. Couldn’t keep my bat above
my ears; borrowed a piece of twine of
the barber for a hat band. After I rot
fixed up I sailed out. Everybody in
HE UNDERSIGNED WISHES TO RE- town was sailing, too.
miud his triends, and the traveling pub thicker’n a drove of cattle and going
lic generally, that be is still to be found at
both ways and across.
stopped to look up at tbe high houses
LONG ESTABLISHED HOUSE,
some fool would run agiost me, and
where he Is re uly at any time, and on all then say, “Beg your pardon.”
occa>ions to set belore them ibe best the
market affords, in a style seeond to no other was lots of tables on the sidewalk, with
news papers and pea nuts aud candy
bouse in Oiegon.
tinners and suppers for special occasions, aud apples aud oranges.
gotten up in appropriate style, at i-hort no
bout tbe sizj of apples, ouly yallerer.
Some had baskets of flowers tied up
into nosegays; some bad lots of neck
ties; some were going aloDg the streets
gallaces aud handkerchiefs;
Linkville, Lake County, Oregon
Home had pencils an’ some had buttons.
The subscriber is again in charge Lots of sassy boys would stick papers
of the O ld P ioneer H otel of the right in my face an^want me to give
Lake country, anil is determined five cents for’em. I bought about a
to make his guests
half a dozen jist to git nd of them, aud
left them stick out of my pocket so
Comfortable and Happy.
they’d see them but it didn’t do no
Give him a call and rest assured good; they were after me all tbe time.
that he will make you feel at Some boys gave me papers telling
about good doctors and cheap goods
for nothing. I bought a whole pint of
peanuts for five cents; seen a blind fel
ler setting on the sidewalk with a piece
LAKEVIEW COTTAGE 1
of past bord money around Lis neck,
„4 Pleasant and Homelike House situated and it was printed on it how be lostlbis
eight, fighting to save the Union. I
liuiuming Bird Springs, near give him four bits; bought three hand
keichiefs for ten cents—real Irish tin
Eleven miles from Linkville, on the road to ning; the feller brought them from
Ft. Klamath, Lake Co., Oregon.
Ireland his self. I saw a tarnal fine
Attention paid to the wants of guests carriage with two hightoned women in
The subscriber also keeps a Good Stable it, and two black horses with silver
well supplied with hay aud grain. Call ana harness and buckles ou, and it must a
see if be can keep hotel.
been a rntjor general driving. He had
0. J. Ferree,
a blue broadcloth coat with lote of
All business entrusted io me will jeceive
I will cheerfully answer all letters of in
quiry in regard to ibis portion ot' Oregon—
iis Climate, ioil. Products etc.
Hold« their Hated comnmnicatioD« Thursday even
logtun or before the full moon. Brethren in good
■lauding are cordially invited lo attend.
W. H. ATKINSON, W. M.
J. 8. E vbakkr , Sec’y.
Hold their regular meeting every Saturday even
ing at their hall in Ashland. Brothers in good
standing are cordially invited to attend.
A. D. HELMAN, N. G.
R. P. NEIL, Rec. Sec'y.
You’re sitting by the dear old hearth
Tonight with all its Joys;
Our mother ’mid those scenes < f mirth,
Is talking of “her boys”—
And oh, no happier 8, ot is ours
Beneath heaven a sheltering dome,
Where youth renews its g >lden hours:
We’re always boys at home.
T. G. WATTERS,
Meets at tbe Hall of He'man & Fountain every
Friday evening al 8 o'clock r. m . Brother, aod
•isters in good standing are cor Hally invited to at
tend. iTte Teinpie meets every first and third Wed
nesday in e.vch month.
F. WALTER MYER, W. C. T.
R. H. K lifpel , Sec y.
I. O. O. F.,
Ashland Lodge No. 189,1. 0. G. T.
Ashland Lodge No. 45,
Give me a trial and rest assured that I can satisfy
A. F. & A. m..
I am also prepared to do all kinds of brick work
in tbe very beet manner.
A. D. HELMAN, P. M.
An abundance of good brick always on hand at my
kiiu, one mile uurtu of AeiiUnd.
The O A C. Stage Co.’n Stage leave Ashland
for Ja 'Ksonviile, Rock Point and Ko.se
burg every day at 6 a. iu. Mail clo-es at
5:30 a. m.
For Hettlv, Yteka and Reading at 6 p. nt.
Bail clo ea at 5:30 p. m.
Garrett A Ferree’» Siages leave Ashland
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
mornings for Linkville, and return on
every Tuesday. Thursday and hat it rd ay.
JLeare Linkville tar Lake Citv, California,
Wed nesdays ; arrive at Lake City Satur
days; le tve Lake Citv Mondays; arrive
at Linkville Thursdays, carrying mail aud
Ashland Lodge Aio. 23.
CifCollecti >ns promptly made. Will slao write
communications fur publication, and pnvute or busi
ness letters for parties der-inug bis services. [38-ui3
Stages leave Ashland as follows
WIMER & WELLS.
Though time may set bls signet mark
On heart, and hand,and brow;
Tbj’Cicudr may rite and »kies grow dark,
E’en as they’re grow Jug dow ;
Far from a mother's love and pride,
Our steps can never ro.m;
Tnough men to all the world beside, •
We’re always bjy. at home I
$2.00 PER ANNUM
is a worthless colt. That satisfies him “Whips ’ as a family are extinct, to
and many of his neighbors who were show the absurdity of the claim. An
watching the experiment with attempts other one says the sire of his celebra
to breed a trotter; and should they ted draught stallion weighing 1,600
afterward have an opportunity to breed pounds, “was Arabian out of a Ti mol eon •
to choice and genuine blood, will not mare.” How the horse could have
avail themselves of it, for they have been an Arabian if out of a Timoleon
tried the Hambletonians and found mare, puzzles me, for Timoleon was an
them wanting. This is one way in American bred horse, (grandsire of
which the true interests of the coantry Lexington.)has been dead about 40
are retarded. Our breeders have been years. 1,600 pounds is good size for
nearly as much to blame as those who that breeding, as Arabians weigh 700
misled them, for they were too careless to 800, and tbe Timoleons weighed
to attempt finding out whether the about 1.050 and 1,100. The dam of
horses were falsely or truly represen this celebrated draught stallion was
ted. In all cases, let us not be satisfied “French.” Rather indefinite; but after
until we get the names of the breeders all his owner must be a liberal minded
of these animals, then we can find fellow to offer the servioes ot the pro
whether they are responsible men, and duce of imported animals for 810. If
whether they actually bred them. We tbe bores was bred as he represents he
need no affidavits, for dates and inves would not be worth a ceut for dranght
tigation often make sad havoc with purposes. By and by tbecountry will
them. We want a full history of tbe be filled with Arabian and Timoleon
horse, and with the information within and Whip colts and their owners will
reach of every one now a days, we can feel that their honor is impeached it
soon judge of its correctness. There any one dares doubt the propriety of
is an official “Register” and “Stud their claims to such blood. So far am
Book” for both trotters and thorough I from taking the narrow-minded view
breds, in which all horses with a legiti insinuated by a recent correaponnent
mate claim to good breeding are eligi —namely: that the close proximity ot
ble for record, and as a rule all horses good blood is detrimental to me, that I
not registered, or by registered parents even wish we had a great deal more of
may be looked on with suspicion. They it.
I will state my reasons.—First: In
are almost certain not to be first-class,
near future it will be necessary for
for if they were, their owners would
not neglect to inorease their value by me to resort to other families of good
recording them. Oar breeders have blood to prevent too close inbreeding,
been so repeatedly imposed upon that and I would be glad to find it near me.
I have taken the precaution to so ar Second: The better tbe blood on which
range the management of my own I cross in breeding, the better will be
breeding venture, that I need not de tbe reputation secured by my own
pend on local patronage for success. stock. Third: (which I have touched
Any other course would have invited on before) Were a good number of onr
failure. This condition of affairs has breeders to tnrn their attention
resulted from tbe introduction of to breeding high grale stock our sec
“scrubs” with high sounding pedigrees. tion would gam a local celebrity that
Suppose Alexander Abdallah (the sire would bring our purchasers to us, thus
of Goldsmith Maid) bad been brought giving us advantages not only of sell
to this country instead of “Old Fre ing our stock at home, but of selling
mont,’’(they were about the same age,) it at an early age on its breeding.
and that importation backed up by oth This is not a theoretical assumption, as
ers of really good blood, does any ^he fame of Orange Co., N, Y., the
body believe that those importations Blue Grass region of Kentucky and
would not have given us a great local several other scarcely less celebrated
celebrity as producers of fast trotters, localities will sufficiently demonstrate.
and have made for us a horse market Neither of tbe two specified sections
and an enterprise af inestimable value possesses tbe natural advantages of onr
to breeders? therefore increasing the own, but tbe one bad the great Hambel-
prosperity of all of us, no matter what tonian, the other, MambrinoChief, and
our occupations. Tbe consideration of Alexander’s Abdallah. Had their count
breeding is deserving our attention. All ry bden infested with “scrubs,” aud
LETTER FROM JAY BEACH.
Eastern and Southern Oregon is emi they patronized to the exclusion of the
nently a stock country, if anything. good ones, those localities woald yet be
INTERESTING TO HORSEMEN.
Not only is the greater portion espe unknown as far as fine stock goes, Tbe
F ort K lamath , Mar. 30, ’78.
cially adapted to that business, but a introduction of blood stock, too, will
E d . T idings :—I will now attempt to large pa t is fitted for nothing else. It give our breeders opportunities to con
fulfill the promise made you some time is already, and will be, our leading in trast low with high-bred animals, and
ago, to write for the columns of your dustry. To quote “Hark Comstock:” to decide for themselves after actual
paper an article which I at the time be ‘The lead in success and prestige which observation as to the comparative mer
lieved would prove interesting to many means the best profit, will rest with its of the respective classes. ’Twould
of the breeders of our part of the state. those who are the most enterprising in be death to such horses as have no
Though I shall make a desperate at securing the best material, and apply claim to merit but a false pedigree, bnt
tempt at brevity, I fear the column talk the best judgement in its develop the salvation of breeders. By referauoe
ed of, will hardly suffice for an explic ment.” It is true that sometimes an to the annual sales of A. J. Alexander,
it treatment of the few points upon animal with little or no known inherit Lexington, Ky., we find that from
which I shall touch. ThougL the ance takes bis place for tbe time being 1869 to 1877, inclusive, there were 383
writer is directly interested in the de among the fastest. But by observing thoroughbred yearlings sold to thehigfi-
velopment of tbe trotting horse, it is him closely it will be seen that he est bidder, at an average of 8610 each.
believed that the thoughts here pre does not hold that place for any great Ata year old they of course were unde
sented will be found equally applicable length of time. Instances of this kind veloped aud sold on there breeding.
io tbe development oi all varieties of are entirely exceptional, and from their Does anybody believe, no matter bow
high grade live stock. I would like to rarity they establish.no law. The per high tbe form and promise of these year
state too, iu a modest way, that they formances of a single exceptional in lings, that, had there been any ques-^
are not advanoed so much because they dividual in a family should not be tion as to tbe authenticity of tbeir rep
are believed to be better than those of trusted as a basis for breeding stock. resented breeding, they oouli have
any one else, as in the hope that they Iu a good many instances where at I brought under the hammer, $25 apiece ?
may stimulate a certain class of breed tempts have been made to produce a A hundred as good illustrations of tbe
ers to think for themselves. This article trotter, the parents had each an atten I value of Simon pui*? bipod might be
will no doubt set me right before many uated line to some remote trotting an given, bnt for thinking mem ibis will
who have misjudged my motives in at cestor, but these lines had been cor suffice.•
Tbe reckless following of high
tacking “that pedigree” recently, they rupted and weakened by injudicious
going no farther than to reason that the breeding until no reliance should have souudiog name and pedigrees without
introduction of “Nat” into our locality, been placed on them as an inheritance. any effort to distinguish between tbe
can do me no possible injury. I shall If the breeder has happened to get a true and the false, or tbe opposite one
attempt to show that there are other horse of some promise, that Tery of not patronizing good blood for fear
consideration involved, which not only promise only carries him
so it is bogus, or because we have tested
affect the interests of myself and the much farther downward until his a family by patronizing some counter
breeders of our section, but of all who money and patience are finally exhaus feit horse and thus are satisfied, if per
are interested in the welfare of our ted in the extortions of a set of unscru severed in, will ruin the stock interests
community; and that whether it is bet pulous trainers. The trouble was in of any community; will disgast all
ter to expose fraudulent claims to the blood, as comparison drawn be boDest and intelligent breeders of that
breeding, or to follow them blindly tween this experience and that of suc locality in which such suicidal policy
with implicit faith that we are on the cessful breeders will attest. Here are is maintained, and fiaally force them
“royal road to success,” is a question one or two examples of that blood. One to seek other fields and take their good
which is pertinent in a greater or less horseman says recently in a published blood with them; Therefore, instead
degree to every one. So many impor pedigree of bis stallion: “Dam—a of opposing importations of high grade
tations of third-rate horses have been thoroughbred Whip mare.” The worst stock, I shall welcome all such and
made to our section, with the represen of it is, the claim can be of no earthly continue to speak a good word for
tation that they were strictly first-class benefit to the horse as he was bred in them by whomsoever made. They will
I and from tbe choicest strains, that Oregon ^tnd every body knows his more surely than anything else bring
breeders have lost all confidence in quality. But we only need to say that breeders to realize that tbeir interests
cannot be successfully built upon a
blood importations. One of us has bred ‘ Old Kentucky Whip,’’(even he being false foundation, ani that high quality
to a Hambletonian, (Hambletonian be a son of the original Imp. Whip ot cannot be produced itl an animal with*
[continued ou fourth page)
cause his owner said so,} and the result Virginia, /died in 1828, and that ths
gold or brass buttons ou it, a red sash
around his waist and yellow glovos on
with a great big ring on the outside,
and looked as proud as a turkey gob
bler, with a plug hat on.
Bought a gold watch at an auction
eer for five dollars. He said I could
take it to the mint, and it would coin
up a twenty dollar piece. I got a
drink of whisky for five cents; two
dozen shoe strings for a bit; bought a
little angel made of some kind of
white stuff, for a quarter. I got my
pocketsand bands full; then I went to
my room and emptied the things out'n
my carpet bag and took it along. I
specelated around all afternoon and
got my carpet bag pretty much full.
If I had all my ictas over on Big Butte,
I could mor’n double my money. I
took my new goods and “traps” to my
room and then went and got my six
teen cent supper. Didn’t buy nothing
else that day but whisky. Treated
a whole crowd and like to a got iDto a
row. Then I went to my room and
writ np my journal and went to bed
but couldn’t sleep on account of noise.
There was what they call a sociable in
the church by my winder, and about
two hundred men and women were
talkiug and hollering aud playing fid
dles and things. A youngster in tbe
next room was teethiif^ or bad tbe
ache, I don’t know which, and kept up
a yelling and his mother made as much
fuss as he did. At about eleven o’clock
the folks in the meetin’ house bad left
and tbe baby bad cried itself to sleep,
aDd the mother’d gone to bed and I
d< zed off. Just then a youDg woman
that roomed on the other side of me,
came home from the theatre. She’s an
actress and sings African songs. For
a whole hour she kept np a regular
squall about an old darkey by the
name of Ned, aud a mulatto girl by the
name of Miss Neal, aud one by tbe
name of Miss Dean and another Miss
Louy. She BUDg a song about a rela
tive by tbe name of Sally, and Dually
wound up with a song and a dauco
about James Crow, and then went
All was then quiet except the rattle
of street cars and the tramp of stogy
boots on the sidewalk and roar of
horses’ hoofs on the cobbie stone side
(To be continued.)