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man ami shunned him as a monster,
t'nder his command and oliedient to his
order», ’he massacre at l?«»rt Griswold
was committed, where seventy men were
killed, and thirty-five mortally wounded,
after they had given up their arms Ami
even after the butchery ceased, some of
the wounded were hea|>cd into a baggage
wagon, at the brow of the hill, on wliu h
the fort stcxxl, and the wagon turned
loose to run down the steep hill. The |
jolting over the rough ground killed
some and finally the wagon brought up
against a tree, where they were left until
the British were ready to embark. Then
they were stretched out upon the beach
ami thirty-five of them were puroled and
left in a house near by, where they were
not even given a drink of water to as
suage the burning thirst that always ac-
conifsuiies loss of blood.
One of the cruel though not unde ,
served results of Arnold’s treason was
the death of Major Andre. Andre lias
been represented as a martyr ami Wash- [
ington has lieen called cold ami hard
hearted for not pardoning him.
there is no doubt that Andre was the
principal instigator of Arnolds treason.
Amlre acted as a go-between for Arnold
and Sir Henry Clinton, who did not
know who was offering to betray the
Americans to him, until Arnold had
gained the command at West Point.
Andre it was who met Arnold on the
21st of September and concluded the
final terms of the act. He received a
description of the armament and stores
that Arnold was to surrender.
guised himself and with the pass word ’
given him by the traitor to enable him
to get through the American lines, he
started to join Sir Henry at New York.
He was captured by three militiamen,
John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart and
I »avid Williams, after he had gotten
through the lines. Although the militia
men could not understand the jiapers
found on his person, they knew that
something was wrong and unfortunately
sent a message to Arnold that Anderson,
a British spy, had been captured, thus
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So shunned, hated, and despised, he
giving that astute scoundrel a chance to
i scape, which he promptly did. leaving lived aud died. His death occured in
his wife and child ami Amlre in die London on the 14th of June, 1N04. If he
hands of Washington, while poor Andre ever repented it is not known, but doubt
expiated his fault, and the crime of his less he found little happiness in the
money or rank for which he forfeited the
accomplice, on the scaffold.
The fortunes of the Continental army respect and esteem of mankind. It is
were at that time in a very disastrous related that on one occasion when a
condition. Arnold was uctutated by a celebrated Frenchman was thinking of
number of motives. He believed that visiting America, he was told that in an
the British would triumph and he knew adjoining room was an American.
that if such was tin- case, that the leaders souglit linn and asked him for letters to
of the Revolution would all be hanged, his friends in America. “I was lorn in
ami he hoped to save his life as well as America, lived there till the prime of
gain profit by his treason. And though my life, but ah, I can call no man in
he di<l not succeed in turning over to America my friend,” so answered Bene
General Clinton the fortress and property dict Arnold.
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whose loss might have insured the defeat
of Washington’s army, still he received
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the money ami a commission and liecatne
one of the most vindictive of his country's en Drift Mining Company has resumed
with a vim the work of completing the
Amlre was offered in exchange for big |>ower dam across Rogue River in the
Arnold but, although Sir Henry was Dry Diggins, three miles above Grants
very anxious to save Andre’s life, he Pass. The dam was begun early last year,
but was not completed beforethe arrival of
would not give Arnold up.
Arnold’s subsequent life shows him to the Fall rains. The dam, ev“n in its un
have lieen deficient in common honesty completed state,withstood the very high
all his life. He was engaged in trade in water and several freshets of the Rogue
Saint Johns, New Brunswick, from 17H1 i during the winter.
The company will get it fully com
to 1793, but he was fraudulent in his
dealings and became so unpopular that pleted by the close of the present summer.
in 1792 he was burned in effigy by a To this end it is pushing work with all
mob. He resided chiefly in England s]ieed, and is employing a large crew of
until his death, but was shunned and men. The sawmill is at work near the
despised by the very people who had site of the dam, cutting lumber ami titn-
laiught Ins honor for a price. He was i her for the completion of the structure.
frequently insulted b? British officers The prime purpose of this dam is to furn
ish power to operate the mammoth
and could not help himself.
On one occasion the King of England, pumps that will be installed for pumping
George 111, introduced General Arnold water to the battery of giants that are to
| be operated in the Dry Diggings placer
to the Earl Balcarrus.
“I know General Arnold ami all fields, owned by the Golden Drift Cam-
abominate traitors," said the Earl, and 1 pany, and to supply irrigating water for
refusing his hand to Arnold turned his the farms ami orchards of all this section
back to him. Anotiter time lie visited of Rogue River Valley.
the English Parliment. A British states I The surveys for the irrigating ditches
man, as he arose to address the House of i have already lieen made and they will lie
flowing water for next seasons crops.
Commons saw Arnold in the gallery.
"Mr. Speaker," he said, "I will not
Misses Nellie and Emma Wulf were
speak while that man," and he pointed
Medford visitors Tuesday.
to Arnold, ,,is in the house."
George L. Schermerhorn, one of Med
fords leading contractors, was in Jack
sonville, Monday, attending to some ad
ditional work which he is doing upon
the new planing mill of the Iowa Lum
Mr. Schermerhorn has
recently put a large tank and a tower for
a water system at C. H. Lewis’ orchard
place and he has also put up a tank and
tower for Wallace Woods in East Med
ford. He recently completed the Med
ford creamery building and now he has a
force of men at work enlarging the big
apple house on E. J. Harts place.
Schermerhorn has from five to twenty
men in his employ during the busy sea
son and he is one of the few contractors
here that work his men but nine hours a
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Brown of Medford
were in Jacksonville last Sunday with
their friends, Mr. and Mrs. John Wetzel,
whom they were showing the many at
tractions of this town.
Mr. and Mrs.
Wetzel are recent arrivals from Columbia
City, Indiana, ami were former neighbors
of Air. and Mrs. Brown when the latter
lived in the East. Mr.And Mrs. Wetzel
were greatly pleased with Jacksonville
ami the many pretty yards and houses it
contains, it reminding them verv much
of Eastern towns in its home-like, cheer
W. J. Freeman, who is in the imple
ment business at Central Point and J. H.
Gay, who has a small farm on the Jack
sonville road adjoining that place, were
in Jacksonville Monday consulting with
Wtn. Al. Colvig, their attorney, in re
gard to matters pertaining to the estates
of C. Magruder and Al. .Magruder, of
which they are the administrators.
Air. and Airs. Birt Manning returned
Monday from Dead Indian, where they
have been for the past two months, with
Mr. Alanning's brother, who runs a saw
mill of that place.