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Jackson County Commissioners' Journals 1871-72

Minutes of the governing body of Jackson County, Oregon. Transcribed by the indefatigable Mary Tsui.
   

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January Term 1871
    Be it remembered that the County Commissioners for Jackson County, Oregon met today, Tuesday, January 2nd 1871 in regular session at the Clerk's office of said County, Present
Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, County Judge
John S. Herrin and Thomas Wright, County Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $25.00. Bill of William Bilger for articles as per bill furnished S. L. Morse, a county charge, amounting to twenty-five dollars, allowed.
    $9.36. Bill of N. C. Dean for 104 pounds Pork furnished S. L. Morse, a county charge, amounting to $9.36, allowed.
    $6.00. Bill of Sentinel Office for Printing 100 Blanks School District Clerk's reports by order of School Superintendent amounting to Six dollars, allowed.
    $24.00. Bill of Sentinel Office for Printing Advertisements and Notices to tax payers amounting to $24.00--allowed.
    $20.00. Bill of Charles T. Thurman and John Richey for interring S. Peterson's remains found on the Siskiyou Range of mountains, said bill amounting to $20.00, allowed.
    $5.00. Bill of Pfeil and Smith amounting to Five dollars for repairs on County Clerk's office, allowed.
    $12.75. Bill of Sachs Brothers amounting to twelve dollars and 75 cents for articles furnished the County, and for McConnell, a County Charge--Audited and allowed.
    $96.10. Bill of Silas J. Day for services rendered the County during the month of December last amounting to Ninety-Six and 10/100 dollars--allowed.
    $3.00. Bill of Silas J. Day for articles furnished for use of the County amounting to three Dollars allowed.
    $78.30. Bill of Henry Klippel, Sheriff, for attendance on County Court, Keeping Jail and board of Jailer for month of December, amounting to Seventy-Eight and 30/100 Dollars, allowed.
    $21.13. Bill of W. B. Douglass amounting to twenty-one and 13/100 dollars for medicines furnished prisoners, and stationery for County officers for December 1870--allowed.
    $5.50. Bill of Reames and Wilson for hack hire for burial of Indian, and for Straw for Jail Beds, amounting in all to five and 50/100 Dollars, allowed.
    $72.00. Bill of John Stought, Supervisor, for Lumber for Road District No. 18, amounting to Seventy-two Dollars for Bridging Slough in said District--allowed.
    $20.00. Lafayette Allen allowed twenty Dollars for keeping Martin, a county charge, for the month of December, 1870, as per contract.
    $20.00. Joseph Ritter allowed twenty Dollars for keeping Quinn a County Charge for the month of December 1870, as per agreement.
    $22.50. Frank Ball for keeping Hanley, a County Charge, for the month of December 1870, as per agreement & including Board, washing, and medical attendance.
    $15.00 John Conley allowed fifteen Dollars for keeping P. Quinn, a county charge, from December 8th 1870 to January 1st 1871, as per agreement.
    $100.00. The bill of William M. Turner for Services as Superintendent of Common Schools for Quarter ending Decr. 31st 1870 allowed by the board the sum of one Hundred Dollars.
    $57.40. Ordered by the Board that Lewis McAllister be allowed for delivering 8199 feet of lumber at Galls Creek for bridge, Fifty-seven Dollars and forty cents, the original price of said Lumber was paid for last term amounting to Eighty-two Dollars, or at the rate of Ten dollars per thousand at the mill.
    $5.00. Bill of Thomas Wright amounting to five Dollars for wood furnished Morse, a County Charge--allowed.
    On the written application of John D. Meyer to sell spirituous liquors in quantities less than one quart at the forks of Jackson Creek in Jacksonville Precinct, came on to be heard, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said applicant has obtained the signatures of a majority of the legal voters of said precinct praying that such license be granted, and there being no remonstrance to the same presented or on file, and it also appearing that due and legal notice has been given of the intention to make such application at the present term of this Court, verified by the affidavit of the applicant, and the said applicant having filed his Bond conditioned as by law required, which said Bond is approved, and the said applicant having deposited with the County Treasurer of this County the sum of Fifty Dollars, as evidenced by the Treasurer's Receipt--
    It is ordered by the Court that License Issue to the said John D. Meyer for six months from the second day of January 1871.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at Nine O'Clock.
T. H. B. Shipley
    County Judge

Wednesday, January 4th 1871
    The County Commissioners Court met today pursuant to adjournment, present
Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, Judge
John S. Herrin and Thomas Wright, County Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $8.00. Bill of C. J. Dutton for two (2) cords of wood furnished for use of the County amounting to Eight Dollars, allowed.
    $62.36. Bill of Hoffman and Klippel amounting to Sixty-two and thirty-six one Hundredth Dollars ($62.36) for articles furnished for use of County, was considered and allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the following named person be allowed the amount of fees set opposite their respective names, as Jurors and witnesses, on an inquest held by L. Ganung, County Coroner, on the Body of an infant at the House of George Magerle in this County, on Evans Creek.

Jurors
  George Magerle allowed no mileage $1.00
Godfrey Ragsdale 4 miles 1.40
J. F. Ragsdale 4 miles 1.40
Samuel Rush 8 miles 1.80
G. W. Banfield 1.00
E. Robertson 1.00
7.60
Witnesses
George Magerle 1.50
Elizabeth Magerle 1.50
E. Robertson 1.50
E. W. Banfield 1.50
6.00
Ordered by the Board that Lewis Ganung be allowed for holding inquest, on the above-mentioned infant, as per Bill rendered   31.90
Total     $45.50
    $24.00. Bill of Thomas Wright for services as County Commissioner as per bill rendered and ending January 31st 1871, amounting to $24.00--considered and allowed.
    $25.00. Bill of Linn & Hall for Desk and Stove Platform for use of County Judge's Office amounting to twenty-five dollars, was considered and allowed.
    $150.00. Bill of John Neuber for 1 quarter's salary as County Treasurer for quarter ending Decr. 31st 1870, allowed.
    $21.00. Bill of T. H. B. Shipley for expenses paid for the County visiting and examining bridges, Telegraphing, &c. amounting to twenty-one dollars was considered and allowed.
    $250.00. Salary of T. H. B. Shipley for services as County Judge for the quarter ending December 31st 1870, was considered, and it was ordered that a warrant Issue in favor of said County Judge for the sum of two Hundred and fifty dollars.
    $34.00. The Bill of John S. Herrin for services as County Commissioner ending January 31st 1871, was considered and allowed, amounting to 34.00 Dollars.
    The Petition in writing of John S. Miller to the Board of County Commissioners represents that the Family of one John McConnell of Table Rock Precinct in this County are in destitute circumstances, and a portion of them are afflicted with Periodical fits, and are wholly unable to provide for their immediate wants, and are deserving of Public Charity, and asking said Board of Commissioners to take the case of said family under consideration and if possible to relieve their wants, was considered, and It was ordered by the Board that said McConnell be authorized to obtain from A. Fisher & Bro. thirty Dollars' worth of goods for the months of January & February at which time this case will be further considered.
    $100.00. The following Petition was presented to the Board, and the said Board after carefully considering the same, ordered it placed on file, and entered of Record, which is done accordingly, and it was further ordered that a warrant be drawn on the County Treasurer in favor of Joseph Ritter for the sum of One Hundred Dollars--and the said order was drawn accordingly--
Petition
    To the Honorable the Board of County Commissioners for Jackson County, Oregon--
    The undersigned, your Petitioner, would respectfully represent to your Honorable Body that J. B. Adney, a County Charge, is desirous of returning East to Wisconsin where he has friends able and willing to take care of him.--Your Petitioner has succeeded in raising thirty Dollars more or less for the purpose of assisting him in reaching his friends, but the amount is insufficient for the purpose, Consequently your Petitioner would respectfully ask your Hon. Body to contribute out of the County Treasury one Hundred Dollars, which in addition to the amount raised by private subscription will enable said Adney to reach his friends, besides relieving the County of any further care and expense on account of said public charge--
    Furthermore, your Petitioner hereby agrees in Consideration of One Hundred Dollars to me in hand paid by said Board of Commissioners, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, that if the said J. B. Adney returns to Jackson County, Oregon, the undersigned, your Petitioner, will furnish him all assistance he may need in consequence of bodily infirmity or otherwise--
Jacksonville, Oregon
    January 4th 1871
Signed Joseph Ritter
Witness, Silas J. Day, Clerk, Jackson County, Oregon
    And the Court adjourned without day.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge


[February 7, 1871]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court of Jackson County, Oregon (on County business) begun and held at the Clerk's office in said County on Tuesday, the 7th day of February, A.D. 1871, at which were present:
Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, County Judge
John S. Herrin and Thomas Wright, Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Road District No. 1. Now at this day comes A. V. Gillette, Supervisor of Road District No. 1, and files his report, by which it appears he had on hand as funds from 1869, and money collected for 1870 amounted to $14.23, all expended in labor on Roads and material for bridges in his district. The Supervisor also claims for 29 days work over and above the No. of days required of him by law & 6 days for Deputy.
    Following are the Delinquents reported for 1870--
   Lewis Broadsword 4 1/5 days amounting to $8.48
J. B. Bunyard days amounting to 7.50
Hugh F. Barron 15 days amounting to 30.00
J. D. Burnett days amounting to 5.76
Stephen Booth 1 days amounting to 2.00
Chegar, Baptiste days amounting to 2.45
Chapman, Daniel days amounting to 6.58
Cappious, G. W. 2 days amounting to 4.00
Clayton, H. W. days amounting to 3.06
Devlin, John days amounting to 9.67
Evans, Richard days amounting to 7.40
Erb, Geo. H. days amounting to 1.66
Grow, George 2 days amounting to 4.00
Howard, Zenas days amounting to 9.05
Hill, Wm. E. days amounting to 5.10
Hamilton, Sam. 2 days amounting to 5.10
Hatton, R. B. 1 days amounting to 2.00
Kincaid, William 2 days amounting to 4.00
Loftus, E. H. days amounting to 3.00
Million, B. days amounting to 5.50
Michelson, M. 3 days amounting to 6.00
Michelson, Oley 2 days amounting to 4.00
Russell, J. H. days amounting to 5.60
Smith, Thomas 4 days amounting to 8.00
Tolman, J. C. 7 days amounting to 14.00
Taylor, Wm. days amounting to 4.50
Wells, Giles Sr. 6 days amounting to 12.00
Wells, Giles Jr. days amounting to 2.50
Wells, J. W. days amounting to 6.50
Walker, Minus 5 1/5 days amounting to 10.38
Walker, J. P. days amounting to 5.46
Walker, Danl. days amounting to 7.56
Walls, A. J. days amounting to 6.88
Whitmore, S. D. 1 days amounting to 2.00
Yandell, Freeman days amounting to 8.50
    The following named persons Cr. for overwork and material furnished to apply on 1871--
Cole, Byron 1.50--Eber Emery $4.00--James Thornton 3.00
A. D. Helman in Lumber $46.38 cts.
Report accepted and warrants ordered drawn for
Lumber 11.87--35 days' work of Supervisor $70.00
and $12.00 for One hundred feet hewn timber for Ashland bridge
    Now at this day comes Wm. Kahler, Supervisor of Road District No. 12, and files his report from which it appears that he has worked all the hands in his District, including 6 Chinamen and 1 Indian. There is no delinquents in his District returned--The Supervisor claims 8 days' work over and above the amt. required of him by law, amounting to $16.00 also $4.00 for Lumber furnished for Bridges in his District over 10 feet Span. Report accepted and County orders drawn in favor of Wm. Kahler for $16.00 and $4.00 for Bridge Lumber.
    No. 13. Report of Samuel Rush, Supervisor of Road District No. 13, this day filed, from which it appears that the Supervisor has received in cash in his hands in 1869--9.00 and cash received in 1870, $57.16--Total $66.19
Expended in Labor and Lumber for Bridges: 54.81
Balance in hands of Supervisor in 1870: $11.38
Delinquent: John Edsall 74 cents
    $12.00. Supervisor claims 6 days over and above the amount of work required of him by law. Amount $12.00. Report accepted and ordered that a warrant be drawn in favor of Samuel Rush for $12.00.
    No. 14. Now at this day comes O. W. Akers, Supervisor of Road District No. 14, from which it appears that the Supervisor has worked all the hands in his district, including twenty-three Chinamen. Supervisor claims 12 days services over and above the amount required of him by law. Report accepted and Warrant order to Issue to O. W. Akers for the sum of $24.00.
    No. 15. Report of Samuel Furry, Supervisor of Road District No. 15, heretofore filed, now comes on to be heard, from said report it appears that all the hands in said District were worked, amounting in the aggregate to 56½ days--that there are delinquents--the Supervisor claims 5½ days work over and above the amount required of him by law amount $11.00. Report accepted and warrant ordered to Issue for $11.00 to Samuel Furry.
    No. 17. James Miller of Supervisor of Road District No. 17 this day filed, by which it appears that the following named persons are Delinquent in his District for the year 1870--

  Bradley, Luzern 3.50 Joseph Swingle in 1869 15.73
Bradley, Lawson 5.60 Joseph Swingle in 1870   10.37
Brown, H. R. 4.25 $26.10
    Supervisor Claims for service over the amt. required of him by law--3½ days--$7.00--Report accepted and ordered that a County Warrant Issue to Jas. Miller for $7.00.
    No. 18. John Stought, Supervisor of Road District No. 18, heretofore filed, comes on to be heard, by which report it appears the hands in his District have all worked their Road Tax except John McIntyre--$4.00. Supervisor claims credit for $5.00. Report accepted and warrant ordered to issue to John Stought for five Dollars.
    No. 30. Wm. J. Gregory, Supervisor of Road District No. 30, this day filed, by which it appears that all the hands in said District have worked and the Supervisor claims 2 days for extra labor performed--amount $4.00--Report accepted and warrant ordered to Issue for $4.00.
    No. 28. Report of Supervisor of District No. 28, Philander Powell, is taken up, by which it appears that all the hands in District No. 28 have worked their Road tax. Report accepted.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'clock A.M.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge


Wednesday, February 8th A.D. 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present A full Board.
    R. S. Dunlap, Supervisor of Town District, comes this day and files his report, by which it appears that the Jacksonville Street Commissioner had expended all the labor due in the district before the Supervisor was appointed, save and except what was due from the petitioners for the Valley Road, that the labor performed and cash received, the latter amounting to $32.00, had all been expended except $4.00 in money in the hands of the Supervisor. The Supervisor claims 5 days extra labor as Supervisor. Report received and ordered that a warrant Issue to R. S. Dunlap for $10.00.
    No. 4. Now at this day comes Daniel Doty, Supervisor of Road District No. 4, and files his report, by which it appears the following named persons are delinquent in his Road District for Road work:
Bellinger, Edward 1 Day $2.00
Davis, Joseph Day 4.50
Davidson, Andy 1 Day 2.00
Dollarhide, H. C. 2 Day 4.00
Wright, Rob. Day 3.70
    There has also been furnished by the supervisor for the use of his Road District 600 feet Lumber, 9.00, and 8 days work over the time required of him by law, making 16.00
    Report received and ordered that a County Order Issue to Daniel Doty for the above amount 25.00.
    No. 10. Now at this day comes V. S. Ralls, Road Supervisor of District No. 10, Report heretofore filed now comes on to be heard. Said report shows that all the Road labor in District No. 10 has been performed except Dr. J. P. Parker, who is wholly delinquent, amounting to 3⅓ days or $6.66. The Supervisor claims to have worked 9¼ days over and above the amount required of him by law, $18.50. The Supervisor presented claim of John Horn for Timber furnished District No. 10 for Bridges, amounting to 645 feet, Claim 16 cts. per foot--$103.20--allowed 12 cts. per foot--$77.40. Report received and warrants ordered to Issue to J. V. Ralls for $18.50 and to J. S. Horn for $77.40.
    No. 8. Now comes W. T. Leever, Supervisor of Road District No. 8 and files his report, showing the road labor in his District has been performed. Money received from Supervisor of last year $15 and for 1870--23.44. Total amount received $38.44--and all expended in graveling and clearing out underbrush on the new Road. Delinquent David Huston $2.00. The following named persons have overworked to the following amounts--
Thos. Wright $2.00 Wm. Butler $4.00
John Ambrose $2.00 John W. Baker $2.00
    Report accepted.
    No. 21. The Report of C. D. Reed, Supervisor of Road District No. 21, heretofore filed now comes on to be heard, which report shows the following named persons as delinquents for 1870 in District No. 21:

Christopher Hightman 2 days $4.00 Alfred Carter 2 days 4.00
Charles Thornton 2 days   4.00 Ira Smith 2 days 4.00
Hiram Watts 2 days 4.00
    The report further shows that the Supervisor claims pay for 14½ days work over and above the time required of him by law, amounting to $29.00. Report accepted and ordered that a county warrant be drawn in favor of C. D. Reed for $29.00 and an order for Jacob Ish for $11.79 for Lumber furnished said Road District. Amount of money in hands of Supervisor Feby. 1870 $19.25.
    No. 11. The Report of Chauncey Nye, Supervisor of Road District No. 11, by P. T. Fairclo heretofore filed now comes on to be heard and determined; following are the names returned as delinquent--
D. H. Burroughs 2 days 4.00 Charles Craft 2½ days 5.00
H. Deskins 2 days 4.00 P. Krozier 3 days 6.00
J. Neathammer 2 days 4.00 E. Schieffelin 2 days 4.00
    500 feet of plank charged not allowed having been allowed previously. (Report accepted) David Wingfield Cr. by $8.00 for 1871.
    Road District No. 5. Now at this day the Report of R. A. Gray, Supervisor of Road District No. 5, heretofore filed, comes on to be heard, which report shows the following delinquents:
Jacob Ish 3 days $6.00 John R. Tice 1 day $2.00
Daniel P. Norton ½ day   1.00 Wright, William ½ day   1.00
Rowland, Jerry T. ¼ day     .50
    Supervisor claims for lumber furnished his District, 1,000 feet $20.00, allowed $15.00, and for 10 days service as Supervisor $20.00. Report accepted and ordered that a county warrant Issue to R. A. Gray for $35.00.
    No. 23. The Report of George Yaudes heretofore filed of Road District No. 23 came on to be heard, by which it appears that all the labor in said District has been performed except Chas. K. Klum 2¼ days--$4.50. Bill of Lumber for Bridge in said District to be drawn in favor of Hayden & Cameron--and 18 days service as supervisor at $2.00--$36.00. Report received and ordered that a warrant be drawn in favor of George Yaudes for $36.00 and a warrant in favor of Hayden & Cameron for $12.00.
    No. 31. The Report of A. J. Burnett, Supervisor of Road District No. 31, heretofore filed, now came on to be heard, by which it appears that all the Road labor in said District has been performed, that there has been 62 days labor performed, the Supervisor collected in cash $12.00, balance on hand from 1869, 38.25--Total $50.25. That the Supervisor has paid out for team hire & tools bought for the District the sum of 44.50. Leaving a balance in hands of the Supervisor of $5.75 and the Supervisor claims 14 days extra service performed amounting to $28.00. Report accepted and ordered that a county warrant Issue to A. J. Burnett for $28.00.
    No. 7. Now comes S. M. Amy, Supervisor of Road District No. 7, and files his report, which shows the labor in said District performed except E. F. Walker 6 days--$12.00 and Jacob Thompson--57 cents.
    The Supervisor claims for labor performed over and above the work required of him by law 6 days--$12.00. Report accepted and ordered that a county warrant be drawn in favor of S. M. Amy for $12.00.
    No. 9. Now comes David Peninger, Supervisor of Road District No. 9, this day filed, shows that every man in the District is delinquent for Road work for the year 1870, as follows:

    Andrew J. Coakley $5.92 Sol Humphrey $2.35
Fisher, Mrs. Mary 2.96 Jones, Elijah, covd. by debts
John Tepper 8.98 John Watson 8.96
David Peninger 2.27 John W. McKay 2.66
Robert L. Ferguson 1.80 James McDonough 3.56
Moses Mansfield .26 Wm. Kahler 4.00
    All of the above liable for Poll tax to have 4.00 added to each--Francis Ferguson & Albert Orford each owes 1 day or $2.00. Report accepted.
    No. 26. Now comes on to be heard the Report of B. F. Wade heretofore filed, Supervisor of Road District No. 26, following are the list of delinquents reported by supervisor for the years 1869 & 1870--
    1869 1870
George Eaimonte $2.87 $5.53
J. B. Thomas 4.00
Nick Waber 3.00
George Jackson 4.00 4.00
Perry Foster 4.00
B. Vincent 4.00
H. L. Hill 4.45 4.00
J. M. Crickett 4.00 4.00
Samuel Winkle 4.00 4.00
W. A. Owens 5.32
Wm. Wilson .50
J. & J. C. Hannah 7.10 3.50
M. A. Houston 4.00
S. A. Stevens 4.93
Thomas Jackson 4.00
C. H. Colwell 2.00
J. B. Taylor 2.00
G. Friend 4.00
John Friend 4.00
L. D. Wade 4.00
Squire Griffin 4.00
J. W. Goff 4.00
John Moon 4.00
W. E. Morrison 4.00
    Total number of days work done in District in 1870--130 days.
    Amount of money received by Supervisor and not expended for 1870--$22.49.
    Number of days work for which Supervisor claims pay over his Road labor required by law--18 days, Amount $36.00. Report accepted and ordered that a County order issue in favor of B. F. Wade for $36.00
    $20.00. Bill of Lafayette Allen for keeping Martin, a county charge, during the month of January, A.D. 1871--twenty Dollars, allowed & warrant ordered to Issue.
    $22.50. Bill of Frank Ball for keeping Hanley, a county charge, for during the month of January A.D. 1871, twenty-two & 50 cents, allowed, and warrant ordered to Issue therefor.
    $20.00. Bill of H. K. Hannah for services at District Attorney, State vs. Reames, Pape, Bybee and Williams, amt. twenty Dollars, allowed, and warrant ordered to Issue for amt.
    $16.00. Bill of David Cronemiller for Repairs on Jail door & 2 road Shackles for Prisoners amounting to Sixteen Dollars, allowed, and County order to Issue for the amount.
    $12.26. Bill of William Boyer for articles furnished to Hellington, a county charge, amounting to twelve and 26/100 Dollars, allowed, and County warrant ordered to Issue for the amount.
    $5.50. Bill of Peter Boschey for hauling gravel for Court House yard, amounting to Five & 50/100 dollars allowed and County Warrant ordered to Issue for the amount.
    $20.00. Bill of John Conley for keeping Patrick Quinn, a county charge, for the month of January, A.D. 1871, allowed, and ordered that $20.00 be paid to said Conley.
    $7.00; 3.88. Bill of James T. Glenn for articles furnished Adney previous to his leaving the County, amounting to Seven Dollars and Stationery, matches, &c. furnished for use of County of $3.88, allowed, and County Warrant ordered to Issue for the amount.
    $3.50. Bill of Louis Petzalt for repair on Court House, plastering, putting in lights to Court House windows, &c. amounting to Three dollars & 50 cts. allowed & ordered paid.
    $25.68. Bill of William Bilger for articles furnished Morse, a County Charge, for the month of January, A.D. 1871, amounting to twenty-five and 68/100 Dollars, was allowed & ordered that a warrant Issue for the amount.
    $4.00. Bill of Owen Coy for sawing and splitting 2 cords of wood, allowed & ordered that a County Warrant Issue for four dollars.
    $42.50. Bill of A. Fisher & Bro. for goods furnished Chinaman Catt while a prisoner $8.50--Goods furnished McConnell, a County Charge, $30.00; and 1 pair of Boots for old man Hellington, a County Charge $4.00--total of $42.50. Allowed.
    $9.35. Bill of Pfeil & Smith for lumber furnished and repairs on well, fixing pump &c., amounting to Nine 35/100 Dollars, allowed.
    $8.00. Bill of Morris Mensor (for 1 pair Blankets furnished prisoner, and afterwards given to Hellington), amounting to Eight Dollars, allowed--(a County Charge).
    $6.00. Bill of Frank Loraine for cleaning Court House well, amounting to Six Dollars, allowed.
    $14.00. Bill of "Democratic Times Office" for Printing, amounting to fourteen dollars, allowed, and ordered that a Warrant issue.
    $42.55. Bill of Silas J. Day for services rendered the County during the month of January, A.D. 1871, amounting to forty-two & 55/100 Dollars, allowed.
    $75.00. Bill of Henry Klippel for Salary & board of Jailer for the month of January, A.D. 1871, and for 1 day's attendance on County Court, $75.00, allowed, and ordered that a County Warrant Issue for the amount.
    $621.00. Bill of Henry Klippel, Sheriff, for collecting $20,700.40 as taxes for 1870--three percent on the above sum is Six Hundred and twenty-one Dollars--allowed.
    $64.41. Bill of P. P. Prim for Bridge Lumber furnished the following named Supervisors

    1400 feet Bridge Lumber to S. M. Amy, District No. 7 $21.00
  308 feet Bridge Lumber to J. V. Amerman, District No. 7 4.62
2586 feet Bridge Lumber to J. G. VanDyke, District No. 7   38.79
Total     $64.42
    Bill allowed and ordered that a warrant Issue to P. P. Prim for the above amount.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge


Thursday, February 9th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment. A full Board present.
    On the written application of L. J. White to sell spirituous liquors in quantity less than one quart at Rock Point Precinct in this County, came on to be heard, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said applicant has obtained the signatures of a majority of the legal voters of said Precinct praying that such license be granted, and there being no remonstrance to the same presented or on file--and it also appearing that due and legal notice has been given of the intention to make such application at the present term of this Court, verified by the affidavit of the applicant, and the said applicant having filed his Bond conditioned as the law requires, which said Bond is approved, and the said applicant having deposited with the County Treasurer of this County the sum of Fifty Dollars as evidenced by the Treasurer's receipt now on file in this office, It is therefore ordered by the Court that license Issue to the said L. J. White for the term of Six months from the 2nd day of January A.D. 1871.
    The Petition of Barbara Ulrich, by her agent Wm. Hoffman, setting forth that there resides with the Petitioner an old man who is too infirm to procure for himself sufficient clothing to protect him from the inclemency of the weather, and asking the Board of County Commissioners to grant the sum of fifteen Dollars for the purpose above set forth, was considered by the Board, and it was by them ordered that William Hoffman, Agent as aforesaid, furnish the old man with the necessary clothing and return a bill of the same to this court.
    Bill of A. V. Gillette for qualifying two road viewers of Dead Indian Road in July 1870 was allowed and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount of one dollar.
    $6.40. The Bill of M. Grovelle, who claims two days attendance before the Grand Jury at the November term 1870, of the Circuit Court, and not before allowed, was considered and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    The Petition of J. B. White, praying for a review of the County road now located and established through the village of Rock Point, came on to be heard, which petition is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Hon. Board of County Commissioners for the County of Jackson:
    The undersigned would respectfully petition your Hon. Body to grant a review of the County (road) now located and established through the village of Rock Point from Jacksonville to the County line for the following reasons:
    1st. From a certain Rock corner between the lands of J. B. and L. J. White, 30 feet South of the South East Corner of J. B. White's yard fence the road makes an angle running fully 4 feet into the Store house of J. B. White and also into the meat market adjoining. Said angle materially increases the distance and seriously damages and causes great inconvenience to the undersigned. The undersigned therefore respectfully prays a review of said road, so that the center of the same may be located about 12 feet South of a certain pine near said Store.
    The foregoing petition was under consideration by the Board, and it was agreed that the prayer of the Petitioner be granted so far as to have a review and survey of that portion of the Road as prayed for in the Petition. And for that purpose, it is ordered by the Court that A. Shultz, Ben. Haymond and L. J. White, three disinterested Householders of said County, be and there are hereby appointed reviewers of said Road, and that J. S. Howard, County Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed surveyor of the same, and the said Viewers and Surveyor meet on Monday, the 13th day of January, 1871, or upon their failure to meet on that day, then within five days thereafter, and after being duly qualified, that they proceed to view and relocate said road as prayed for in the petition aforesaid, and that said viewers make their report of such view in writing, and deliver the same together with a plot and survey of such road by one of their number to the County Clerk of said County on or before the first day of the regular term of this Court to be held on the first Monday of March, A.D. 1871.
    The Petition of William Wright and others praying for the establishment of a County Road, as described in said petition, came on to be heard--which said petition is in words and figures following, to wit:
"Petition for a County Road"
Jackson County, Oregon, January 6th 1871
    We, the undersigned Householders and Citizens of Jackson County, Oregon, would respectfully petition your Hon. Body to establish a County road, to wit: Commencing at a point on the road leading from Jacksonville to Butte Creek where the Overbeck Road intersects said road, Thence running on said Overbeck road as at present traveled to J. T. Rowland's Blacksmith Shop--Thence North to the South line of S. E. Stearns' Donation Land Claim No. 88, Thence due East on said line to the South East corner of said Donation claim, Thence in a Northeasterly direction to the South West corner of Thomas McAndrew's farm, Thence East on the present traveled road until it intersects the County road leading from Phoenix to Butte Creek--where said road will terminate.

    Names     Names
William Wright Jere T. Rowland
Mathew J. Phipps Thomas McAndrew
E. F. Walker J. W. Hockersmith
Isaac Constant Henry Norton
William H. Merriman Daniel Norton
John B. Wrisley J. Gage
Arthur Wilson J. W. Plymire
and 21 others
    And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said petition is signed by more than twelve Householders of said County residing in the vicinity of the proposed road, And it further appearing that due and legal notice had been given of the intention of presenting such petition at the present term of this Court, and that Thomas McAndrew, one of said petitioners, having filed his Bond with the Clerk of this Court in the sum of $100.00, conditioned as the law requires, with Haskel Amy as surety, which Bond is accepted and approved.
    It is therefore considered that the prayer of the Petitioners be granted so far as to have a view and survey of said road as prayed for in the Petition, and for that purpose N. C. Dean, John Grieve, and William T. Leever, three competent and disinterested Householders of said County, be and they are hereby appointed Viewers of said road, and that J. S. Howard, County Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of the same and that the said viewers and Surveyor meet at the office of the County Clerk of said County on Monday, the 20th day of February 1871--or upon their failure to meet on that day then within five days thereafter, and after being duly qualified, that they proceed to view and lay out said road as prayed for in the petition aforesaid and that said viewers make their report of such view in writing and deliver the same together with a plot and survey of such road by one of their number to the County Clerk of said County on or before the first day of the regular term of this Court to be held on the first Monday of March, A.D. 1871.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock A.M.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge


Friday, February 10th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment. Present a full Board.
    Now at this day comes Nus and Schneider and makes application to the Board for a renewal of their License to run a ferry on Klamath or Link River, and the said applicants having filed their Bond in the sum of One Hundred Dollars conditioned as the law requires with John H. Miller as surety, which Bond is approved by the County Clerk, And it further appearing that the said applicants has paid into the County Treasurer the sum of Five Dollars as evidenced by the Treasurer's receipt now on file in the Office of the County Clerk,
    It is therefore Considered by the Court and ordered that license Issue to Nus and Schneider to keep a Ferry on Klamath or Link River at a point on said River about three miles below the Link River Bridge, for the term of one year from March 1st 1871 to March 1st 1872.
    It is further ordered that the rates of toll be the same as heretofore charged--
    Road District No. One (1) has been changed so as to include all the Territory South of the East line of Section 10, Township 39 South, Range 1 East to the California State line. Also the District formerly known as the Emigrant Creek Road District to the top of the divide between the Klamath and Jenny Creek.
    And it is was ordered that Wm. F. Songer be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. One (1) in said County for the ensuing year.
    Road District No. two (2) has been changed and is now Bounded as follows, to wit: Commencing near the twelve (12) mile post on the East line of Section 26, Township 38 South Rand 1 West and running North and South on said Surveyed line to the top of the mountains on either side of the Valley and including all the settlers South East of said Section line to the East line of Section 10, Township 39 South Range 1 East.
    And it is hereby ordered that John Marks be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said Road District for the ensuing year.
    Road District No. three was changed by the Board of County Commissioners and is now Bounded as follows on the South East, by the East line of Section 26, Township 38 South, Range 1 West running North and South on said line--On the East by the top of the mountains East of Bear Creek, running North to the North East corner of Section 11, Township 38 South, Range 1 West, thence west to Bear Creek, thence following the West bank of Bear Creek to the North line of E. Gore's Claim, thence West to the lane between Hamlin and Gordon, thence South to the top of the mountain.
    And it is hereby ordered that S. D. Van Dyke be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said Road District for the ensuing year.
    Road District No. 4 Is changed so as to embrace Sections 33, 34, & 35 and the West half of Section 36, Township 37 South, Range 2 West to the lane between Hamlin & Gordon, thence South to the top of the mountains, thence West following the top of the mountains to the East line of the Jacksonville Road District.
    And it is hereby ordered that Joseph A. Crane be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said Road District for the ensuing year.
    Road District No. five (5) was changed and now embraces the following territory: Commencing at a point on the road where the North line of E. Gore's land claim crosses the Stage Road, thence East to Bear Creek, thence down the west bank of said Creek to the North line of Thomas McAndrew's land claim thence due West to the East line of Robert Armstrong's claim, Thence due South to the North line of Section 33, Township 37 South, Range 2 West, Thence East on said line to the place of beginning, including William Justus, O. D. Hoxie, Old Man Wilson, Wm. Wright, and C. D. Reed's land claims.
    And it is hereby ordered that Conrad Mingus be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said Road District for the ensuing year.
    Road District No. 6, Six, was changed, and now commences at a point on Bear Creek at the North line of Thos. McAndrew's land claim, thence following the channel of said Creek to the East line of Section 28, Township 36 South, Range 2 West, Thence North to Rogue River, Thence down said River to the East line of Township 36 South, Range 3 West, Thence South including James McDonough, and running East of N. C. Dean, Thos. Wright, Leever and Sears to a point on the East line of R. Armstrong's claim due West of the place of beginning, Thence East to said beginning point.
    And it is hereby ordered that J. W. Plymale be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said Road District for the ensuing year.
    Road District No. 10 Embraces all the following Territory, to wit: Commencing one mile North of the North line of the corporation of the town of Jacksonville and includes the following claims: Elder, Hopkins, L. Horne, James Kilgore, R. Armstrong, G. Sears, Wm. S. Leever, Thos. Wright, N. C. Dean, R. L. Ferguson, John W. McKay, and all the settlers at Willow Springs on to the East line of Township 36 South of Range 3 West. Thence due North to Rogue River. Thence down the South Bank of said River to the Rock Point Bridge and to the top of the mountains to the place of beginning (including all of Galls Creek).
    And it is hereby ordered that John W. Baker be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said Road District for the ensuing year.
    Road District No. Eleven 11, remains unchanged and It is ordered that Harvey P. Deskins be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said District for the ensuing year.
    It was ordered by the Board that James Tuffs be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number twelve (12) for the ensuing year.
    It was ordered by the Board that Samuel Rush be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number thirteen (13) for the ensuing year.
    It was ordered by the Board that O. W. Akers be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number fourteen (14) for the ensuing year.
    It was ordered by the Board that Wm. M. Mathes be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number fifteen (15) for the ensuing year.
    It was ordered by the Board that Peter Simons be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number Sixteen (16) for the ensuing year.
    It was ordered by the Board that William Simpson be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number Seventeen (17) for the ensuing year.
    It was ordered by the Board that John Stought be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number Eighteen (18) for the ensuing year.
    It was ordered by the Board that John O'Brien be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number Nineteen (19) for the ensuing year.
    It was ordered by the Board that William Ray be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number twenty (20) for the ensuing year.
    It is hereby ordered by the Board that Frederick Pflugh be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number twenty-one (21) for the ensuing year.
    It is hereby ordered by the Board that Captain Sylvester Saltmarsh be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number twenty-three (23) for the ensuing year.
    It is ordered by the Board that John Seyferth be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number Thirty (30) for the ensuing year.
    It is ordered by the Board that Benjamin F. Wade be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District Number twenty-Six (26) for the ensuing year.
    It having been represented to the Board that there [are] a number of sloughs in said District that badly needs Bridging, requiring 5 or Six Thousand feet of Lumber for that purpose,
    It is ordered by the Board that the Supervisor procure the lumber needed to repair the Bridges and the Board will pay the mill price for said lumber--The Lumber to be hauled at the expense of the property holders of said District according to law.
    On the recommendation of A. J. Burnett, former Supervisor of District No. 31, that District was divided and thrown into three districts as follows
    1st. From the upper bridge on Rogue River by Fort Klamath to the Agency, thence to the Link River bridge. And it is hereby ordered that George Nurse be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said Road District for the ensuing year--and is called the Fort Klamath Road District No. [omission].
    2nd. Commences at Link River or Klamath River Bridge and runs to the top of Jenny Creek Hill.
    And it is hereby ordered that O.T. Brown be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said District for the ensuing year, said District to be known as 
[omission].
    3rd. Road District commences at Dennis Crawley's and runs by way of Nus Ferry to the State line, also, the road from Link River Bridge to Lost River Gap including both roads.
    And it is hereby ordered that A. M. Poe be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said District.
    It was ordered by the Board that the Sheriff Superintend the planting of trees to fill vacancies in the Court House yard.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge

[March 7, 1871]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court for the County of Jackson, State of Oregon (sitting for County business) begun and held at the Clerk's office in said County on Tuesday, March 7th, A.D. 1871, at which were present
Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, Co. Judge
Hon. Thomas Wright and John S. Herrin, County Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Whereas it appearing to the Board of the County Commissioners that the Rogue River Valley Woolen Manufacturing Company was Assessed as a corporation for the year 1870 and the amount of taxes due thereon was paid by the President of said Company, and whereas I. D. & L. B. Applegate was assessed individually for their share of Stock in said mill amounting to $4,500, the tax on said Stock amounting to $90.00, the said tax having been paid by said Applegate Bros., the said Amount they ask may be refunded to them for the reasons set forth was considered by the Board and it was ordered that a County Warrant Issue to the said I. D. & L. B. Applegate for $90.00 less $4.00 due as a Poll tax for one of the said Applegate Bros., which was not paid at the time of paying their taxes for 1870.
    Whereas John P. Walker this day comes in person and presents his statement to the Board verified by his oath showing that he was assessed in the Rogue River Valley Woolen Mills for $2,250.00 as stock in said Mill, the tax on said stock amounting to $45.00 which amount of tax has been paid--and whereas the said stock having been assessed to and the taxes thereon paid by the President of said Company for the year 1870, It was ordered by the Board that a County Warrant Issue to the said John P. Walker for the sum of $45.00.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
T. H. B. Shipley

Wednesday, March 8th, 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment. Present a full Board.         The Journal of yesterday read and signed by the Judge.
    Now at this day the Report of a majority of the viewers of a Road from Jacksonville through the Overbeck Lane to J. T. Rowland's Blacksmith Shop, thence to Thos. McAndrew's to intersect the County Road from Phoenix to Butte Creek was taken up and publicly read the first time.
    Martin F. Hurst, Supervisor of Road District No. (10), heretofore filed, now comes on to be heard and determined by which report it appears that the Supervisor has worked all the hands in his District their full amount for the year 1870, except James Fryer who is reported as Delinquent $4.00 or two days work. The Supervisor claims 8½ days labor performed on Said District over and above the amount required of him by law. Report accepted and it is ordered by the Board that a County Order Issue to Martin F. Hurst for Seventeen Dollars.
    Thomas F. Beall, Supervisor of Road District No. (6), heretofore filed, came on for action by the Board. The said Report shows the following named Delinquents for 1870: M. Hanley 5 days or $10.00, and J. H. Bellingbroke for 1869, 5 days or $10.00. Report accepted. Supervisor does not claim anything for extra labor performed in his Road District.
    Wm. Ray, Supervisor of Road District No. 20, heretofore filed, comes on to be heard, by which report it appears that there is the following named Delinquents for the year 1870:

G. W. Dunlap 1 Day or $2.00 John McKee ½ day or $1.00
Buckley Bros. 3½ days or   7.00 Alfred Prater 3½ days or 7.00
Wm. Haskins 1 day or   2.00 H. B. Stephenson 2 days or 4.00
    Supervisor claims for 15 days Labor over and above the amount required of him by law to be performed. Report accepted and ordered that a County Warrant Issue to Wm. Ray for $30.00.
    B. F. Myer, Administrator of Estate of James V. Amerman, Deceased (the latter was Supervisor of Road District No. 2 for 1870) presented the following named delinquents for said Road District, who under the change made in the road Districts at the February term 1871 of the Court, will be in the following Road Districts--
    John Patterson 1½ days & tax in District No. 2 $
George Bailey 2 days District No. 2 $4.00
Isaac Woolen Tax only District No. 2
C. F. Pain 2 days District No. (3)   4.00
Ira Chandler 1 day District No. 3   2.00
    Bill of John Pearson for planting 36 Trees, hauling manure and Saw dust for mulching the same for Court House Yard amounting to $61.50 was allowed, and it was ordered by the Board that a County Warrant Issue to John Pearson for the sum of Sixty-one and 50/100 Dollars.
    Bill of Henry Klippel, Sheriff, for fees in attendance on County Court, Summoning Jury for February term of Circuit Court, Notice to Supervisors & mileage, Care of County Jail, Board of Jailer, Summoning witnesses before Grand Jury and Circuit Court amounting to $202.25 was allowed, and ordered that a County Warrant Issue to Henry Klippel for the sum of $202.25.
    Bill of Henry Klippel for percentage on the collection of $3,694.18 as taxes on the levy of 1870, since February last, amounting at 3 percent to One Hundred and Ten Dollars & 82 cents was allowed, and ordered that a County Warrant Issue to Henry Klippel for the sum of One Hundred and Ten Dollars & Eighty-two Cents.
    Bill of Henry Klippel, Sheriff, for attendance of himself and Bailiffs in attendance on Circuit Court at February term 1871, amounting to $60.00, allowed by Judge Prim, Circuit Judge, and orders heretofore drawn in favor of Henry Klippel for the amount.
    Bill of Democratic Times for Printing Assessment Schedules for 1871 and Strips for Statutes and session laws amounting in the aggregate to $40.50 was allowed and ordered by the Board that a County Warrant Issue to E. D. Foudray, Agent, for the sum of Forty and 50/100 Dollars.
    Bill of Louis Horne for meals furnished to Jury at February term 1871, Circuit Court, amounting to $13.00 allowed by Judge P. P. Prim, Circuit Judge, and an order drawn in favor of Louis Horne for the amount.
    Bill of H. K. Hanna for Services as District Attorney at the February term 1871, Circuit Court, amounting to $32.50 cts. allowed by Judge Prim, Circuit Judge, and County Warrant drawn in favor of H. K. Hanna for the amount.
    Bill of Hoffman & Klippel for articles furnished to Harrington, a County Charge, amounting to $2.75 per order of Judge Shipley, and articles furnished Court House and Clerk's Office--$11.87 was allowed and ordered by the Board that a County Warrant Issue to Hoffman & Klippel for the amount of Fourteen & 62/100 Dollars.
    Bill of Sachs Bros. for Articles furnished Harrington, a County Charge, per order of Judge Shipley ($9.75), Articles furnished Court House & Clerk's Office ($7.25) was allowed, and ordered by the Board that a County Warrant Issue to Sachs Brothers for the sum of Seventeen Dollars.
    Bill of Silas J. Day for services to the County as Clerk, amounting to $189.40 was allowed and ordered that a warrant Issue to Silas J. Day for one Hundred Eighty-Nine and 40/100 Dollars.
    Bill of S. J. Day for expressage on Books from Secretary of State for use of County amounting to $26.50 was allowed and ordered that a County Warrant Issue to Silas J. Day for the sum of Twenty-Six and 50/100 Dollars.
    Bill of W. B. Douglas for Books and Stationery furnished for use of County, amounting to $27.50
    Medicine furnished Morse, a County Charge by order of Thos. Wright, County Commissioner 3.75 was allowed, and ordered that a County Warrant Issue to Wm. B. Douglas for Thirty-one and 25/100 Dollars $31.25
    It was ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed the amounts set opposite their names, respectively, as fees for No. of days and Mileage in attendance on Circuit Court for February term, A.D. 1871.
Grand Jury Days Miles Fees
1 John W. Baker 2 14 $5.40  
2 Michael Hanley 2   5 4.50
3 Patrick Dunn 2 42 8.20
4 M. H. Coleman 2 16 5.60
5 Jonathan J. Smith 2 16 5.60
6 John Cantrall 2 18 5.80
7 M. R. Fletcher 2 2 4.20
Trial Jurors
1 Nicholas B. Wright 3 40 10.00  
2 John W. McKay 3 14 7.40
3 John Head 3 16 7.60
4 Alonzo Williams 3 14 7.40
5 George Stephenson 3 20 8.00
6 John Wells 3 17 7.70
7 Frederick Pflugh 3   8 6.80
8 Moses Mansfield 3 16 7.60
9 Sylvester Saltmarsh 3 16 7.60
10 Conrad Mingus 3   6 6.60
11 Daniel Chapman 3 48 10.80  
12 William Simpson 3 36 9.60
13 John Stought 3 57 11.70  
14 Joseph Swingle 3 36 9.60
15 Joel Fairchild (did not appear)   
16 Jacob Roudebush 3   2 6.20
17 Henry R. Brown 3 44 10.40  
18 William Basey 3 38 9.80
19 Edwin Smith 3   2 6.20
20 Benjamin F. Wade 3 40 10.00  
21 William Cummins 3   2 6.20
22 Nicholas A. Young mileage only -- 35 3.50
23 Charles Seyferth mileage only -- 35       3.50      
24 Abel D. Helman did not appear --  -- $213.50      
    It was ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed the witness fees set opposite their respective names State vs. Hawkins February term 1871, Circuit Court.
1 T. C. Land 2 40 8.00
2 George W. Cooksey 2 40 8.00
3 W. C. Akers 2 40 8.00
4 John Q. Zachary 2 40 8.00
5 David Wagner 2 40 8.00
6 J. J. Nichols 2 40 8.00
7 J. N. Smith 2 40 8.00
8 C. C. McClendon 2 40 8.00
9 David Miller 2 40 8.00
10 John Cardwell 2 40 8.00
11 Daniel Colwell 2 30 7.00
12 W. S. Bybee 2 30 7.00
13 J. Pankey 2 40       8.00      
$102.00      
    It was ordered  by the Board that the following named persons be allowed for attendance as witness before Grand Jury.
State of Oregon vs. Lis Brown
1 George Magerle 1 46 6.60
2 Elizabeth Magerle 1 46 6.60
3 L. Ganung 1   2 2.20
State of Oregon vs. Powell
4 Hugh F. Barron 2 50 9.00
5 James M. Johnson 2 56 9.60
6 Michael Murphy 2 56 9.60
7 Henry Casey 2 50     9.00    
$52.00    
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'clock.
T. H. B. Shipley, Judge


Thursday, March 9th A.D. 1871
    The Board of County Commissioners met this morning pursuant to adjournment. All the members of the Board present.
    The Journal of yesterday read, approved and signed by the Judge.
    The Bill of Gustaf Karewski for articles furnished Charles Drasser, a County Charge, amounting to $18.50 was considered and allowed by the Board and ordered by them that a county warrant Issue to Gustaf Karewski for the sum of Eighteen dollars and fifty cents.
    Petition of A. W. Sturgis to remit taxes was considered by the board, and the following conclusions reached, that it is the duty of the Sheriff under the law to remit taxes and it is the duty of the Board to refund taxes after payment of the same has been made. Consequently no action taken on the Petition at this meeting of the Board.
    Bill of William Bilger for articles furnished to Morse, a County Charge, for the month of March 1871, amounting to $24.44 was considered and allowed and ordered that a County Warrant Issue to William Bilger for the sum of Twenty-four and 44/100 Dollars.
    Bill of J. C. Weiss for meat furnished to Morse, amounting to $18.31, deferred from last term to the present term of this Court was taken up and considered by the Board, and after deliberation, the following conclusions was carried at--That J. C. Weiss be allowed for meat furnished to M. Moss since he became a charge on this County amounting to $6.45 and It was ordered by the Board that a county warrant to Issue to J. C. Weiss for the sum of Six & 45/100 Dollars.
    Now at this day the report of the viewers appointed at the last term of this Court to view and locate a County Road in this County commencing at a point on the Road leading from Jacksonville to Butte Creek where the Overbeck Road intersects said Road, Thence running on said Overbeck Road as at present traveled to J. T. Rowland's Blacksmith Shop, Thence North to the South line of S.E. Stearns' Donation Claim No. 88, thence due East on said line to the South East corner of said Donation Claim, Thence in a Northwesterly direction to the South West corner of Thomas McAndrew's' farm, thence east on the present traveled road until it intersects the County Road leading from Phoenix to Butte Creek where said Road will terminate--Came on to be heard, which--said Report is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Honorable County Court for Jackson County, State of Oregon, at the March session, 1871.
    We, the undersigned appointed viewers to locate a Road from Jacksonville and Butte Creek Road via the Overbeck lane, &c. to the road leading from Phoenix to Little Butte Creek, have the honor to report that we have performed the duty assigned us by meeting at the time and place appointed, viz. the 20th day of February, 1871, and in company with the surveyor, proceeded to view said Road as called for in the petition and continuing the same from day to day until complete--We found good ground for a road, which road can be made at little expense. As said Road is indispensable to the wants of a large community connecting them with the County Seat and other points, we therefore recommend said road be adopted as a County Road--For more particulars, see the surveyor's report herewith presented.
N. C. Dean
W. S. Leever
    Viewers
    And the report having been publicly read upon two different days the present term of this Court, to wit, the first time on yesterday, the 8th, and the second time this day, and there being no remonstrance filed to the same, and no petition for damages or for a review filed, and the Court being satisfied that said public Road will be of great utility, and the surveyor's report, plat and field notes accompanying the said report of the viewers, It is considered by the Court that said report be and is hereby in all things confirmed. And it is further ordered that said report, together with the Report of the surveyor, also the plat and survey of said Road, be recorded and from thenceforth said Road is declared a public highway and the Supervisor through whose Districts the said Road passes is hereby ordered to open and to keep the same in good repair for travel thereon.
    It was ordered by the Board that the following amounts be allowed for services upon the survey of the Road from the Valley Road to connect with the Road leading from Phoenix to Butte Creek made during the month of February, A.D. 1871:

    N. C. Dean 3 days Viewer $6.00
Wm. T. Leever 3 days Viewer 6.00
John Grieve 2 days Viewer 4.00
J. B. Coates 3 days Chain Carrier 6.00
C. J. Howard 3 days Chain Carrier 6.00
Jacob Ish 3 days Marker 6.00
Jas. S. Howard 3 days Surveyor 12.00
Jas. S. Howard 1 day Making plats & report     4.00
$50.00
    Bill of David Wingfield for Bridge Lumber furnished Road District No. 11 deferred by the Board from last term was taken up and considered by the Board, and it was considered that there be allowed on the Bill amounting to $36.00--the sum of 31.50. And it was ordered by the Board that a County order be drawn in favor of David Wingfield for the sum of Thirty-one Dollars and fifty cents.
    Now at this day the report of the majority of the viewers appointed at the March term of this court to review that portion of a County Road running through the village of Rock Point was taken up and publicly read the first time.
    James McDonough and A. M. Berry were appointed a Board of Commissioners to examine the Galls Creek Bridge in this County and report in writing at the April term of this Court what in the opinion of said Commissioners is a reasonable Compensation for erecting said Bridge, and that said viewers or examiners Meet at the Clerk's Office in said County on Saturday, the 18th day of March, 1871, or upon their failure to meet on that day, then within five days thereafter, and after being duly qualified that they proceed to examine said bridge and make their report as above set forth.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at Nine O'Clock.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge

Friday, March 10th A.D. 1871
    The Board of County Commissioners met this morning pursuant to adjournment; present a full Board.
    The Journal of yesterday was read and approved.
    Now at this day the report of the majority of the viewers heretofore appointed, to wit: at the Feby. term of this Court to review the County Road now located and established through the village of Rock Point from Jacksonville to the County line, came on to be heard, which said Report is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Honorable Commissioners Court for Jackson County, State of Oregon:
    The undersigned and L. J. White, appointed to view out a change in the County Road in the village of Rock Point, L. J. White being absent, we have the honor to report that we have performed the duties assigned us by viewing out said road upon the day appointed, viz Monday, February 13th, A.D. 1871, as per instructions, and find the change as petitioned for desirable as it removes the line of the road from interfering with buildings and other improvements and places it upon equally as good ground without increasing the distance. We therefore recommend said change to be adopted. For further particulars in regard to such change, see Surveyor's Plat and report herewith presented.
Rock Point, Jackson County, Oregon, February 13th A.D. 1871
Ben. Haymond
Abram Shultz
    Viewers
    And the report, having been publicly read upon two different days [of] the present term of this court, to wit: the first time on yesterday, the 9th, and the second time this day, and there being no remonstrance to the same, and no petition for damages filed, And, it further appearing that J. B. White, the Petitioner for said new Road having paid the expenses of the survey and plot of said new road as per vouchers on file in the County Clerk's office,
    It is therefore ordered by the Board that the new Road as laid out by the Reviewers aforesaid be and the same is, hereby declared a County Road and a Public Highway, and it is further ordered that so much of the old Road as is not embraced in the new Road hereby established be and the same is hereby declared vacated.
    $15.00. Bill of H. K. Hanna, Prosecuting Attorney's fees, State vs. Powell and Lewis, before Justice A. V. Gillette, Ashland Precinct, February 20, 1871--$10.00
State vs. Ralls before J. R. Wade, J.P.--5.00
Total--$15.00
Was allowed, and ordered by the Board that a County Warrant Issue to H. K. Hanna for Fifteen Dollars.
    $22.50. It is ordered by the Board [that] Francis Ball be allowed the sum of $22.50 for keeping Hanley, a county charge, for the month of February A.D. 1871.
    $20.00. It is ordered by the Board that Lafayette Allen be allowed the sum of Twenty Dollars for keeping Martin, a County Charge, for the month of February, A.D. 1871.
    $20.00. It is ordered by the Board that John Conley be allowed the sum of Twenty Dollars for keeping Quinn, a county charge, for the month of February 1871.
    $1.00. It is ordered by the Board that Erastus Wells be allowed the sum of One Dollar for mileage not heretofore allowed for attendance on Circuit Court, November term, A.D. 1870.
    $34.00. It is ordered by the Board that Thomas Wright be allowed for 8 days service as Co. Commissioner ending March 10th 1871, at $4.00 per day and $2.00 for mileage, attendance on two terms of County Court, Total $34.00.
    $34.40. It is ordered by the Board that John S. Herrin be allowed for Eight days services as County Commissioner ending March 10th A.D. 1871, amounting to $32.00 and for mileage in attendance on two terms of County Court $2.40. Total $34.40.
    $25.00. It was ordered by the Board that there be furnished to Amanda Higley, an applicant for relief from the County, the sum of twenty-five Dollars in money and that E. D. Foudray, Deputy Sheriff, be and he is hereby appointed an Agent for the Board to procure for Amanda Higley a Bedstead, Table and some chairs to enable the said Amanda Higley to start Housekeeping and thereby relieve the County to a great extent of the necessity of providing for her and her family and it was ordered by the Board that a County Warrant be drawn in favor of Mrs. Amanda Higley for the sum of twenty-five Dollars.
    $13.25. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Dr. A. B. Overbeck, amounting to $109.25, be deferred to the next meeting of the Board in April for consideration, except so much of said Bill for Medical attention and Medicines furnished to Morse and Quinn, amounting to $13.25, which last amount was allowed and ordered that a County Warrant Issue to A. B. Overbeck for the sum of Thirteen Dollars and twenty-five cents.
    The Bills of Madam Guilfoyle for Boarding, Lodging & attending Amanda Higley and family, amounting in the aggregate to $92.00, was deferred to the April term of this court, and also the Bill of V. S. Ralls for putting up Bridge on Galls Creek. And the consideration of Building and assisting to Build a Bridge on Butte Creek near the residence of James Miller.
    Bill of Baker County, Oregon for care, attention and Medical treatment of John Nicholson, a pauper, proclaiming himself to be a resident of Jackson County, Oregon, amounting to $136.50, came on for consideration by the Board, and after deliberation thereon, the following conclusions were arrived at--That the Bill of Baker County, Oregon, made out and presented to this County for payment & for the purposes aforesaid is informal and cannot be allowed by the Board in that the said bill has not been approved by the County Judge of said Baker County, Oregon within the meaning of Section 7 of an act Amendatory of an Act entitled an Act for the support of the Poor, Approved October 24th 1866--It is therefore ordered by the Board that the Clerk of this Court inform the County Clerk of Baker County, Oregon, under the Seal of this Court of this their action and further that this Board requires that further and sufficient proof in accordance with law be furnished them, that said John Nicholson is a resident of this County, at what time he came into this County, where he lived while here, at what time he left the County for the last time, and where he resided the four months of time unaccounted for in his affidavits to the Officers of Baker County, Oregon.
    And the Court adjourned without Day.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge

[Tuesday, April 4th 1871]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court for the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson, sitting for County Business begun and held at the Court House in said County on Tuesday, April 4th A.D. 1871, at which were present
Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, County Judge
John S. Herrin and Thos. Wright, County Commissioners
Henry Klippel, Sheriff
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $7.00. Bill of Louis Horne for Board and Lodging two indigent poor persons (strangers) amounting to Seven Dollars was audited, and ordered that a County Warrant Issue to Louis Horne for Seven Dollars.
    $24.97. Bill of William Bilger for articles furnished to S. L. Morse, a county charge, was allowed and ordered that a County Warrant Issue to Wm. Bilger for the amount of said Bill, Twenty-four and 97 One Hundredth Dollars.
    $182.24. The viewers, James McDonough and A. M. Berry, who were appointed as such at the March term 1871 of this Court to examine the Galls Creek Bridge and report in writing at this term of the Court what in the opinion of said viewers is a reasonable compensation for erecting said bridge, made their report in writing, and the following is their estimates:
    1456 feet Frame work $  88.24
Hauling of the Timbers 43.00
Laying on the Plank 8.00
Putting up the railing 25.00
Digging ditches for the Bents     18.00
Total amount     $182.24
    Report received and adopted and ordered that a County Warrant Issue to V. S. Ralls for the Builder of the Bridge for the sum of $182.24 cts.
    $4.50. $4.50. Ordered that James McDonough and A. M. Berry each be allowed for 1 day and 25 miles travel in estimating and examining the Galls Creek Bridge, $4.50 each, Nine Dollars, and County warrants Issued to said viewers for $4.50 each.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock.
[unsigned]

Wednesday, April 5th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment; present a full Board.
    The Journal of yesterday was read and signed by the Judge.
    $20.00. Bill of Lafayette Allen for keeping Martin, a county charge, for Month of March, 1871, allowed, and ordered that a warrant Issue to Lafayette Allen for $20.00.
    $20.00. Bill of John Conley for keeping Quinn, a county charge, for the month of March, 1871, allowed and ordered that a County order Issue to John Conley for the sum of $20.00.
    $16.00. Bill of Wm. T. Leever for meat furnished Morse, a county charge, by order of Thos. Wright, County Commissioner, amounting to Sixteen Dollars allowed and ordered that a county warrant Issue to W. T. Leever for the sum of Sixteen Dollars.
    $2.50. Bill of James T. Glenn for articles furnished the County amounting to $2.50 allowed & ordered paid.
    $5.00. Bill of J. Ritter for keeping J. B. Adney, a county charge, from January 1st 1871 to January 8th, 1871 to the time of his departure from the County, amounting to five dollars allowed & ordered paid.
    $92.00. Bill of Madame Guilfoyle for Board, Lodging and attending Mrs. Whitney and family from February 15th to March 10th 1871 inclusive, amounting to $92.00 was allowed and ordered that a county warrant Issue to Madame Guilfoyle for the sum of $92.00.
    $4.50. Bill of S. J. Day for sundries furnished for use of County, Blank Books, Stationery, Postage, &c. allowed and ordered paid.
    $41.25. Bill of Democratic Times Office for Printing Receipts for Road Supervisors, Poll tax Receipts for Assessor and Assorted School Blanks, whole amount forty-one & 25/100 Dollars was allowed and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount to E. D. Foudray, Agent.
    $96.00. Bill of Dr. A. B. Overbeck laid over from the last term for Medical attendance and Medicines furnished the child of R. G. Whitney and also on Mrs. Amanda Higley, amounting in the aggregate to Ninety-Six Dollars was allowed, and ordered that a County order Issue to Dr. A. B. Overbeck for the amount.
    $48.50. Bill of J. R. Wade for fees in the following State cases:

    State of Oregon vs. V. S. Ralls $12.20
State of Oregon vs. V. S. Ralls & J. D. Fay 6.30
State of Oregon vs. O. D. Hoxie 11.15
State of Oregon vs. T. N. Ballard 4.30
State of Oregon vs. Lis Brown 5.55
State of Oregon vs. John Mankins 4.20
State of Oregon vs. John Atkins   4.80
48.50
    $48.50 was allowed and ordered that a county warrant Issue to J. R. Wade for the sum of Forty-Eight & 50/100 Dollars.
    $150.00. Bill of John Neuber for 1 quarter's Salary for quarter ending April 1st, 1870, amounting to $150.00 allowed and ordered that a county warrant Issue to John Neuber for the sum of One Hundred and fifty Dollars.
    $110.35. Bill of John Neuber for expressage on $7,356 86/100 Dollars to the State Treasurer as Taxes due the State from this County, at 1½ percent, allowed and ordered paid amounting to One hundred and Ten Dollars and 35 cts.
    Bill of the following named persons for making jury list of Jacksonville Precinct for the year 1871, made on Monday, the 3rd day of April, 1871, to wit:

To George W. Ratrie $3.00
To James T. Glenn 3.00
To James R. Wade 3.00
Was ordered paid.
    $100.00. Bill of William Turner for services as School Superintendent for quarter ending April 1st 1871, Amounting to $100.00 was allowed and ordered that a county warrant Issue to Wm. Turner for the amount.
    $50.00. Bill of Henry Klippel for Assessing delinquent tax payers for the year 1870 amounting to $75.00 was considered by the Board and it was ordered that the sum of Fifty Dollars be allowed and a Warrant Issued for the amount.
    $41.15. Bill of Henry Klippel as Sheriff for fees in the following State cases, to wit:
    State of Oregon vs. T. N. Ballard $3.00
State of Oregon vs. John Mankins 9.00
State of Oregon vs. John Adkins 1.75
State of Oregon vs. V. S. Ralls 13.45
State of Oregon vs. O. D. Hoxie   13.95
$41.15
Was allowed and ordered that a County order Issue to Henry Klippel for the sum of forty-one & 15/100 Dollars.
    $158.83. Bill of Henry Klippel as Sheriff, for attendance on County Court, Salary & Board of Jailer, and 3 perct. on collecting $2527.92 as Taxes & Making delinquent Tax list, amounting in the aggregate to $158.83 was allowed and ordered that a County order Issue for the amount.
    $127.50. Bill of S. J. Day as County Clerk for March, 1871, amounting to $127.50 was allowed and ordered paid.
    $43.40. It was ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed fees to the amount set opposite their names as Constable and Witness fees in State cases, to wit:
Stephen Booth, Constable, State vs. John Mankins on warrant $6.60
Witnesses State vs. V. S. Ralls
    H. A. Breitbarth 1.70 M. A. Brentano 1.70
Jacob Ish 1.70 John Orth 1.70
Thomas G. Reames 1.70 John Miller 1.70
Witnesses States vs. O. D. Hoxie
    Basil Dairy 2 Days 16 miles $4.60
John A. Anderson 2 days 28 miles 5.80
William Linville 5.80
Nicholas Ferris 4.60
James Hoxie 2.90
L. B. Lowe 2.90
    The Report of Rial Benedict, Supervisor of Road District No. 19, heretofore filed, now comes on to be heard, by which it appears that all the hands in his district have worked their road Tax except Peter Burkhalter, 2 days 4.00 and Hiram Spalding, 2 days or $4.00.
    The above-mentioned report shows that the Chinamen in Road District No. 19 have worked during the past year 51 days.
    John O'Brien is entitled to Credit on the year 1871 of $7.45.
    $32.00. Rial Benedict claims Credit for 13 days work as supervisor over and above the amount required of him by law $26.00; 300 feet Bridge Lumber @ 2 cts. 6.00--32.00.
    Report accepted and ordered that a County order issue to Rial Benedict for the sum of thirty-two Dollars.
    The Petition of N. C. Dean and 15 other Householders praying for the establishment of a County Road Sixty feet in width Commencing at a point on the Stage Road leading from Jacksonville to Portland where said road crosses the North line of Granville Sears' Donation Land claim, running thence due East on said line until it reaches the Northeast corner of said claim, thence due East through the Beall Lane, where it intersects the County road running from Phoenix to Rock Point. And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said petition has been signed by more than twelve Householders living in the vicinity of said proposed road--And it further appearing that due and legal notice had been given of intention to present a petition at this term of the Commissioners Court, and that Wm. T. Leever, one of the Petitioners, having filed in this Court a Bond in the sum of 30 Dollars conditioned as the law requires with Newman Fisher as surety, which said Bond is accepted and approved.
    It is therefore considered that the prayer of the Petitioners be granted so far as to have a view and survey of the said road as prayed for in the Petition and for that purpose, A. M. Berry, W. H. S. Hyde and Jacob Roudebush be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said Road, three competent & disinterested householders of said County and that James S. Howard, a Skillful Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of said road, and It is ordered that the said viewers and surveyor meet at the office of the County Clerk of said County on Monday, April 10th, 1871, and on their failure to meet on that day, then within five days thereafter and after being duly qualified, that they proceed to view and lay out said road as prayed for in the petition aforesaid, and that said viewers make their report of such view in writing and deliver the same together with a plat and survey of said road by one of their number to the County Clerk of said County on or before the 1st day of the regular term of this Court to be held on the Wednesday after the first Monday of May, 1871.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge


Thursday, April 6th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, Present a full board. Journal of yesterday read and signed by the Judge.
    The Petition of G. W. Marshall and others praying for the establishment of a County Road commencing at the intersection of the Present County Road leading from Jacksonville to Applegate with Poorman's Creek, thence up the North Side of Poorman's Creek to Main Jackass Creek, thence up said Creek to near the line of Frank Logg's Ranch, thence west across the Creek, thence up the same on the South side about one hundred rods thence crossing the left-hand fork of said Jackass Creek and thence up to and terminating at the upper mines on said left hand fork of Jackass.
    And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said petition has been signed by more than twelve Householders living in the vicinity of the Proposed Road, and it further appearing that due and legal notice had been given of the intention of presenting such petition at the present term of this Court and that Daniel Hopkins, one of the said Petitioners, having filed his Bond with the Clerk of this Court in the sum of Fifty Dollars conditioned as the law requires with George Marshall as surety, which said Bond is accepted and approved.
    It is therefore considered that the Prayer of the Petitioners be granted so far as to have a view and survey of said Road as prayed for in the Petition, and for that purpose A. M. Berry, W. H. S. Hyde and Jacob Roudebush, three competent & disinterested House holders of the County be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said Road, and that James S. Howard, a Skillful Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of said road, and it is ordered that the said viewers and Surveyor meet at the Office of the County Clerk of said County on Tuesday, the 11th day of April, 1871, and on their failure to meet on said day, then within five days thereafter and after being duly qualified, that they proceed to view and lay out said road as prayed for in the petition aforesaid, and that said viewers make their report of such view in writing and deliver the same, together with a plat and survey of said road, by one of their number to the County Clerk of said County on or before the first day of the next regular term of this Court, to be held on Wednesday after the first Monday of May, A.D. 1871.
    $250.00. It is ordered by the Board that one quarter's Salary be allowed to T. H. B. Shipley as County Judge for the quarter ending April 1st 1871. Amount Two Hundred and fifty Dollars.
    $25.00. It was ordered by the Board that O. D. Hoxie be allowed the sum of twenty-five dollars for Board and clothing of Alfred Hanley, a County Charge, for the Month of March, 1871, and that a county warrant Issue to O. D. Hoxie for the amount of twenty-five Dollars.
Agreement O. D. Hoxie & Commissioners
    The following is substantially a copy of an agreement entered into this 6th day of April, 1871, between the Board of County Commissioners and O. D. Hoxie, the said O. D. Hoxie agrees to keep Alfred Hanley, a County Charge, from the 1st day of April, 1871, at twenty-five dollars per month and agrees for that sum to furnish the said Hanley with Board, Lodging, Clothing, Medicine and everything necessary to render the said Hanley comfortable.
    The Proposition of L. L. Williams, Clerk of the Land Office at Roseburg, Oregon, by which he agrees to furnish to the County Commissioners a list of the land entered in this County with money and the tracts where titles are completed under the Homestead law from the first day of July, 1869, to April 1st 1871, and monthly abstracts for all lands entered for money or where titles are completed under the Homestead Law since the last mentioned date, was accepted by the Board and it was ordered by the Board that the Clerk of this County notify L. L. Williams of the acceptance of his proposition to furnish a list of said lands by Townships & sections at 30 cents per folio, with a request that he furnish said list at 30 cts. per folio as a sufficient compensation.
    It is ordered by the Board that the Report of Henry Klippel as Sheriff & Tax Collector on the Assessment of 1870 be spread upon the Journal, the following is the report--
State of Oregon       )
County of Jackson  ) ss.
    I hereby certify that on the 17th day of October, 1870, an Assessment Roll and Tax list came into my hands containing the names of every Person in said County assessed and the amount of Taxes due from each person in said County and a warrant attached requiring me to collect the taxes charged in said Tax list, and pay the taxes collected by me to the County Treasurer of said County, and make my return to the County Court on or before the first Monday in April next ensuing, the date thereof as required by law and that I advertised as required by law that I would meet the Taxpayers of each precinct of said County at their usual places of voting in each precinct as follows, to wit:

    Link River Novr.   5 th Big Butte Creek Novr. 28 th
Willow Springs Novr.   9 th Little Butte Creek Novr. 29 th
Grants Pass Novr. 10 th Manzanita Novr. 30 th
Leland Novr. 11 th Sterlingville Decr. 1 st
Evans Creek Novr. 12 th Uniontown Decr. 2 nd
Goose Lake Novr. 14 th Applegate Decr. 3 rd
Foots Creek Novr. 23 rd Eden Decr. 5 th
Rock Point Novr. 24 th Ashland Decr. 6 th
Table Rock Novr. 25 th Jacksonville  Decr. 7 th
Flounce Rock Novr. 26 th
    And would remain in each precinct from 10 O'Clock A.M. until 4 O'Clock P.M. of each day, and also stating that [those] who failed to pay their Taxes as above invited would be allowed thirty days after my visit to the last named precinct to pay the same at my Office in Jacksonville in said County and further that I visited each of the above-named precincts as by said advertisement that from the time said tax list came into my hands up to April 1st 1871, I have collected of said Tax list as State, County, School and Hospital taxes and paid to the Treasurer of the said County, for which amounts receipts are filed with the County Clerk
    $24,223.74
Amount collected by Assessor 210.19
Amount Double & over Assessor 170.20
Amount Delinquent on Assessor's return     2,537.77
$27,141.90
And I further certify that I have assessed of unassessed property taxes to the amount of $3,525.65
of which I have collected and paid Treasurer   2,732.64
Delinquent on Sheriff's Assessment $   792.98
Still due and unpaid as the returns show up to the 1st day of April, 1871.
Henry Klippel, Sheriff
    And it was further ordered that said report be approved and that the usual warrant issue to the said Sheriff authorizing him to make legal and forcible collections of said taxes returned by him as delinquent.
    The County Commissioners this day made a visit as a Body to Patrick Quinn, a County Charge, and being satisfied from observation and information obtained that the said P. Quinn is hardly a fit subject to be cared for by the County, he, the said Quinn, having property of his own sufficient for his present necessities if applied to the purpose--
    It was ordered by the Board that the County Clerk notify John Conley, either verbally or in writing, that the County Commissioners will pay to said John Conley for Board and Lodging as heretofore for the said Patrick Quinn, until the 1st day of May, 1871, and after that time the County Commissioners will not be responsible to the said John Conley for either Board or Lodging for the said Patrick Quinn.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge

[Wednesday, May 3rd 1871]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court of Jackson County, Oregon (Sitting for County Business) begun and held at the Clerk's Office in said County on Wednesday, May 3rd A.D. 1871, at which were present--
Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, County Judge
Thomas Wright, Commissioner
John S. Herrin, absent
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit,
    The Co. Judge being engaged in Defending a Chinaman arraigned for examination before J. R. Wade, J.P. on a charge of Murder, the County Court met and adjourned until Monday, the 8th day of May A.D. 1871 at 10 O'Clock A.M.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge


Monday, May 8th A.D. 1871
    The County Commissioners met this morning pursuant to adjournment. Present
Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, Judge
John S. Herrin and Thomas Wright, Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The Report of the viewers appointed at the former term of this Court to view and locate a County Road from Granville Sears to Beall's Lane was taken up and publicly read the first time.
    The Report of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and locate a County Road, beginning at a point on the County Road leading from Jacksonville to Applegate where the same intersects Poorman's Creek and terminating at the upper mines on the left-hand fork of Jackass Creek, was taken up and publicly read the first time.
    The Petition of Peter Simon & others praying for the relocation of a County Road commencing at the 15 mile post on the road running from Jacksonville to Big Butte Creek by way of the lower bridge on Little Butte Creek came on to be heard, together with the remonstrance of W. B. Daily and N. A. Young, and the Board took the subject matter of the Petition and remonstrance under consideration.
    The Transcript heretofore filed of Costs, State of Oregon vs. A. D. Burton was considered and it was ordered that the following named persons be allowed as fees in the above case (was allowed)
    Witnesses Days Miles Fees
Ernest Caro 1 2 1.70
John P. Roberts 1 2 1.70
C. K. Klum 1 2 1.70
John Mitchell 1 2 1.70
E. H. Greenman 1 2 1.70
Preston Anderson 1 14   2.90
H. S. Emery 1 2 1.70
Olney Michelson 1 2 1.70
Dan. Lavenburg 1 14   2.90
Peter Barneburg 1 14   2.90
Gilbert Anderson 1 14   2.90
Lee Roy 1 2 1.70
Melville Naylor 1 2   1.70  
26.90  
    $  26.90
R. M. Garrett Guarding Prisoner 4 days & nights $  12.00
E. D. Foudray Deputy Sheriff 43.55
A. V. Gillette J.P.     21.35
$103.80
State of Oregon vs. Philander Powell & Isaac Lewis
    A. V. Gillette on Transcript fee Bill $    6.45
Stephen Booth Constable fees     26.65
$  33.10
    $35.40. Bill of L. L. Williams for Abstract of Land Sold in Jackson County amounting to $18 folios at 30 cts. per folio--amounting to Thirty-five and 40/100 Dollars was allowed.
    $15.00. Bill of Dr. L. T. Davis for examination of John Blattner alleged to be insane. Two examinations amounting to $15.00 was allowed & 5.00 for Mary McConnell.
    $10.00. Bill of Dr. J. N. Bell on examination of John Blattner alleged to be insane. Two examinations amounting to $10.00 was allowed.
    $16.00. Petition of A. W. Sturgis heretofore filed, praying to have remitted the taxes on $800.00 of overassessment for 1870, amounting to $16.00 was considered, and it was ordered that a county warrant issue to said Sturgis for $16.00.
    $127.50. Bill of S. J. Day for services as Clerk of Jackson County for the month of April, 1871, as per Bill rendered amounting to $127.50 cts. was allowed.
    $18.30. Bill of William Bilger for articles furnished Morse, a County Charge, for the month of April, amounting to $18.31 cts. was allowed.
    $109.68. Bill of Henry Klippel for attendance on County Court, Fees of Jailer, board of Jailer, Guarding prisoner, &c. for the month of April, amounting to $109.68--as per bill was allowed.
    $5.00. Bill of L. Ganung for Medical Examination of Thomas Rourke, a pauper, amounting to $5.00 was allowed.
    $5.00. Bill of R. S. Dunlap for digging grave for Thomas Rourke, a pauper, amounting to $5.00 was allowed.
    $10.00. Bill of Linn & Hall for Coffin for Thomas Rourke, a pauper, amounting to $10.00--was allowed.
    $5.00. Bill of Reames & Wilson for Hearse for Burial of Thomas Rourke, a pauper, amounting to $5.00 was allowed.
    $10.00. Bill of Louis Horne for Board for Prisoners, Blattner, and a Chinaman, amounting to $10.00 was allowed.
    $5.00. Bill of R. S. Dunlap for digging grave for "Bob Brackett" (Negro) amounting to $5.00 was allowed.
    $11.00. Bill of Linn & Hall for articles furnished Amanda Higley amounting to Eleven Dollars was allowed.
    $15.00. Bill of Sachs Brothers for articles furnished for use of County Judge's office & Clerk's office $3.00; Quinn, a Co. Charge $10.00; Morse, a Co. Charge $2.00--Total $15.00--was allowed.
    $47.25. Bill of Dr. A. B. Overbeck for Medical treatment in Hospital for Thomas Rourke $42.00 & clothing $5.25, Total $47.25 was allowed.
    $6.00. Bill of N. Stephenson for Boxing shade trees in Court House yard, amounting to $6.00 was allowed.
    The Petition of M. Taylor and others for the location of a County Road from Rankins Swale to Hannah's Ferry was dismissed on account of the starting point of said proposed [road] was indefinitely set forth in said petition.
    Bills for the Survey of a County Road from Granville Sears to and through Beall's Lane was submitted for the action of the Board, and it was ordered that the following named persons be allowed the amounts set opposite each of their names on account of said Survey.

    A. M. Berry, viewer 1 day $2.00
J. Roudebush, viewer 1 day 2.00
A. Berry for performing the duties of axman 2.00
Frank Murphy, chain carrier 1 day 2.00
Charles J. Howard, chain carrier 1 day 2.00
James S. Howard as surveyor 1 day 4.00
James S. Howard making plat of survey     4.00
Total   $18.00
    Bills for Survey of Road up Jackass Creek was allowed.
    A. M. Berry, viewer one day $2.00
J. Roudebush 1 day 2.00
W. H. S. Hyde 1 day 2.00
A. M. Berry for use of team 1 day 4.00
Frank Murphy as Marker 1 day 2.00
J. B. Coates, chain carrier 1 day 2.00
Charles J. Howard, chain carrier 1 day 2.0
James S. Howard, Surveyor 1 day 4.00
Making plat & Report     4.00
Total   $24.00
    It was ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed the amount of fees set opposite their respective names on account of an inquest held by Lewis Ganung, Coroner of this County, on the Body of a Chinaman (Wing Sheng) found dead on Little Applegate near Buncom in this County.
    Jury Names
T. G. Reames $1.00
Daniel Hopkins 1.00
William Cameron 1.00
James Cameron 1.00
R. J. Cameron 1.00
James Reames 1.00
Lewis Ganung for services as coroner $28.60
    Found on Body of Deceased by Coroner $8.87½ deposited by Coroner with County Treasurer, and receipt for the amount filed in County Clerk's Office. Witnesses (all Chinamen) fees not allowed.
    $20.00. Bill of John Conley for keeping P. Quinn, a Co. Charge, for the month of April amounting to $20.00 was allowed & ordered by the Board that a Warrant Issue to said Conley for the sum of twenty Dollars and that the Commissioners of the County be released from any further responsibility on account of said P. Quinn.
    $20.00. Ordered by the Board that Lafayette Allen be allowed twenty Dollars for the care and board of Martin, a County Charge, for the month of April, 1871.
    $25.00. Ordered by the Board that O. D. Hoxie be allowed twenty-five dollars for care and board of Hanley, a county charge, for the month of April 1871 (as per contract).
    The Petition of Peter Simon & others praying for the relocation and establishment of a County Road as described in said petition came on to be heard and determined, which said petition is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Honorable the County Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon
    The undersigned would represent to your Honorable Body that the necessities of the Settlers residing on Butte Creek requires that the County Road as now established from the 15 mile post on the County Road leading from Jacksonville to Big Butte Creek, crossing Butte Creek on the Bridge near the residence of James Fryer, should be relocated on account of the dangerous condition of the said Bridge, rendering it unsafe for travel, and necessitating the Building of a Bridge somewhere on Butte Creek, and your petitioners would recommend as the most suitable place a point near and opposite the residence of Peter Simon. Your petitioners would therefore pray that your Honorable Body would grant us a view and Survey of said proposed Road, commencing at the 15 mile post aforesaid and running thence on the most practical route for a Road to and crossing Butte Creek to intersect the County Road at or near the residence of Peter Simon.
Peter Simon Conrad Etzenhouser
P. W. Stow Charley Seyferth
John McDaniel John Mathews
L. Rees A. H. Boothby
David Mosier Marion Taylor
M. S. Wood M. Wooley
and 20 others
    And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said petition is signed by more than 12 householders of said County residing in the vicinity of the proposed Road, And it further appearing that due and legal notice had been given of the intention of presenting such petition at the present term of this Court, and that Peter Simon, one of said petitioners, having filed his Bond with the Clerk of this Court in the sum of $100.00 conditioned as the law requires with Robert J. Cameron as surety, which said Bond is accepted and approved by the Court,
    It is therefore Considered that the Prayer of the Petitioners be granted so far as to have a view and survey of said Road as prayed for in the Petition and for that purpose, M. Hanley, Thos. F. Beall, and James McDonough, three competent and disinterested Householders of said County, be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said Road and that Milton Lindley, a skillful Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of the same, and that the said viewers and Surveyor meet at the Office of the County Clerk of said County on Monday, the 22nd day of May, 1871, or upon their failure to meet upon that day, then within five days thereafter, and after being duly qualified that they proceed to view and lay out said Road as prayed for in the Petition aforesaid, and that said viewers make their report in writing and deliver the same together with a plat and survey of such road (stating their opinion in favor of or against the alteration of such road, and set forth the reasons for the same) to the County Clerk by one of the said viewers on or before the third day of the County Court, to be held commencing on the first Monday of June, 1871.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge

Tuesday, May 9th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, Present a full Board, when the following proceedings were had. Journal of yesterday read and approved.
Cuthbert Hetherington, an applicant for relief, came before the Board and made a Statement and qualified the same by his oath stating that he is in indigent circumstances and asking for relief, was considered and the Board decided to furnish the applicant with such assistance as his circumstances seem to justify.
    $7.00. Bill of Antoine Ullman for books furnished County Judge's Office for use of School Land department, amounting to Seven Dollars was allowed.
    $14.00. Bill of Harriet Johnson for nursing Amanda Higley, former County charge, including washing, amounting to $14.00 was allowed.
    $20.00. Bill of H. K. Hanna for services as Prosecuting Attorney in the following cases: O. D. Hoxie 5.00--A. D. Burton$5.00--John Blattner $5.00--Loui Shing $5.00--Total $20.00 was allowed and ordered that a Co. Warrant Issue for the amount.
    $10.00. Bill of Linn & Hall for ten dollars $10--for Coffin for Bob Brackett, a County Charge, was allowed and a county warrant ordered to issue for the Same.
    Now at this day the report of a Majority of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and locate a County road in said County: beginning at a point on the Stage road leading from Jacksonville North via Willow Springs, near Granville Sears' Northwest Corner and terminating at the Valley road at the South East Corner of the Angel Donation Land Claim Now Comes on to be heard, which report is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Hon. the County Court for Jackson County, Oregon:
    The undersigned, a Majority of the Viewers appointed to your Hon. Court to view and locate a County road in said County: Beginning at a point on the Stage Road leading from Jacksonville North via Willow Springs near Granville Sears' Northwest Corner and terminating at the Valley road at the South East Corner of the Angel Donation Land Claim, would respectfully report that in obedience to your order, we met J. S. Howard (appointed to Survey said road) at the Clerk's Office on the 10th April 1871, and after being duly qualified, we proceeded to view the ground and locate a road as prayed for by N. C. Dean and others, which road is particularly marked, as will fully appear by the report, play and Survey of Jas. S. Howard, which is returned herewith and made a part of this report. We believe the proposed road will be of public utility and would respectfully recommend that the Same be legally established. All of which is respectfully Submitted.
Jacksonville, April 24/1871
A. M. Berry
Jacob Roudebush
    Majority of Viewers
    And the Said report, having been publicly read upon two different days the present term of this Court, to wit: the 1st time yesterday, and the second time this day, and there being no remonstrance to the same, and no petition for damages or for a review filed, and the Court being satisfied that Said proposed road will be of great public utility, and the Surveyor's report, plat and field notes accompanying said report of the Viewers,
    It is Considered by the Court that said report be and the Same is hereby in all things Confirmed: And it is further ordered that Said report, together with the report of the Surveyor, also the plat and Survey of Said road be recorded, and from thenceforth the Said road Shall be Considered a public highway, and the Supervisor through whose District the said road passes is hereby ordered to open and to Keep the Same in good repair.
    Now at this day the report of the Viewers heretofore appointed to view and locate a County road in Said County, beginning at a point on the County road leading from Jacksonville to Applegate where the Same intersects Poorman's Creek and terminating at the Upper Mines on the left hand fork of Jackass or Forest Creek: Now Comes on to be heard; which report is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Hon. County Court of the State of Oregon for Jackson County, Sitting on County business, May Term 1871:
    The Undersigned Viewers, appointed by your Hon. Court to view and locate a County Road in Said County, beginning at a point on the County road leading from Jacksonville to Applegate where the Same intersects Poorman's Creek, and terminating at the Upper Mines on the left hand fork of Jackass or Forest Creek, beg leave to report that we met the Surveyor, J. S. Howard, at the Clerk's Office of Said County on the 11th day of April, 1871, and after being duly qualified, we proceed[ed] to view the ground over which the road is proposed to be located, and did locate the Same as prayed for by G. W. Marshall and others; which road we particularly marked and which is fully set forth in the report, plat and Survey of J. S. Howard, herewith returned and Made a part of this report. The ground in Many places is very rough and will require Much work to Make a good wagon road but to the Ranch Men and Miners on the left hand fork of said Jackass Creek, the proposed road is almost if not an absolute necessity. We therefore recommend that the Same be legally established.
Jacksonville, April 24, 1871
A. M. Berry
W. H. S. Hyde
Jacob Roudebush
    Viewers
    And the Said report having been publicly read on two different days the present Term of this Court, Namely the 1st time on yesterday and the Second time this day; and there being no remonstrance to the Same & no petition for damages or for a review filed; And the Court being fully advised in the premises and also being Satisfied that Said proposed road will be of public utility; and the Surveyor's report, plat and field notes accompanying Said report of the Viewers,
    It is therefore Considered by the Court that Said report be and the same is hereby in all things confirmed. And it is further ordered by the Court that said report, together with the report of the Surveyor, also the field notes, plat & Survey, be recorded and that from thenceforth Said road is hereby declared and Shall be Considered a public highway, and the Supervisor through whose District Said road passes is hereby ordered and required to open and to Keep the Same in good repair.
    It appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that the Bridge across Little Butte Creek, on the County road Known as the Jacksonville & Big Butte Creek road and near the residence of James Miller is in a decayed condition and unsafe to travel--
    It is therefore ordered that the Supervisor accept the proposition of I. Skeeters to deliver the necessary timber, properly hewn, upon the ground at the site of the bridge, for one hundred & fifty dollars--The five Stringers Sixty feet long to be of the best fir timber and the remainder to be fir or good pine.
    The bridge to be Sixteen feet wide--The Said Supervisor, W. H. Simpson, is also empowered to Contract with the owners of the Big Butte Creek Saw Mill for the Covering of Said bridge at the rate of Nine dollars ($9.00) per M. feet, the Covering to be 4 inches by 8 inches and 16 feet long and of fir timber.
    And the Court adj. without day.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge

[Tuesday, June 6th 1871]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court for the County of Jackson, State of Oregon, begun and held at the Clerk's Office in said County (sitting for County Business) on Tuesday, June 6th, A.D. 1871, at which were present:
Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, County Judge
John S. Herrin and Thomas Wright, Co. Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Co. Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Now at this day the report of the viewers appointed at the May term of this Court to review and locate a County Road, commencing for the same at the 15 mile post on the road leading from Jacksonville to Big Butte Creek by the lower Bridge on Little Butte Creek and terminating at the County Road on the North Side of Little Butte Creek opposite Peter Simon's residence, was taken up and Publicly read a first time.
    The Petition of Daniel Doty and other Householders praying for the establishment of a County Road Sixty feet in width, Commencing at a point on the Stage Road leading from Jacksonville to Yreka near the residence of Granville Naylor and running thence by the residences of David Redpath, Daniel Doty, J. Ritter, Q. N. Anderson, H. Coleman, Woodford Reames & E. K. Anderson, and terminating at the Stage Road above mentioned, near the residence of Ira Chandler, And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said petition has been signed by more than 12 Householders living in the vicinity of said proposed road, And it further appearing that due and legal notice had been given of intention to present a petition at this term of the Commissioners' Court, and that Daniel Doty, one of the Petitioners, having filed in this Court a Bond in the sum of Sixty Dollars, conditioned as the law requires, with Joseph Ritter as surety, which said Bond is accepted & approved--
    It is therefore considered that the prayer of the Petitioners be granted so far as to have a view and survey of the said Road as prayed for in the petition, and for that purpose John Grieve, Jacob Roudebush, and Merit Bellinger, three disinterested and competent Householders of said County, be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said Road, And that James S. Howard, a skillful Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of said Road, and It is ordered that the said viewers and Surveyor meet at the Office of the County Clerk of said County on Thursday, the 15th day of June, 1871, and on their failure to meet on said day, then within five days thereafter, and after being duly qualified, that they proceed to view and lay out said road as prayed for in the petition aforesaid, and that said viewers make their report of such view in writing and deliver the same together with a plat and Survey of said road by one of their number to the County Clerk of said County on or before the 1st day of the regular term of this Court to be held on Monday, the third day of July, A.D. 1871.
    $143.00. Bill of Henry Klippel for Board of Chinaman, Salary of Jailer, Board of Jailer &c. as per bill on file amounting to One Hundred and forty-three Dollars was allowed and ordered that a warrant Issue for the amount.
    $4.50. Bill of William Patterson for 9 loads of sawdust furnished the County for mulching trees in the Court House yard at 50 cts. per load $4.50 was allowed and ordered that a warrant Issue for the Amount.
    $72.00. Bill of Jesse Thomas for Bridge Lumber furnished for use of Road District No. 26, Six thousand feet at $12.00 per M. amount $72.00--was allowed and ordered paid.

    It was ordered by the Board that the following fees be allowed on the Transcript from A. V. Gillette, J.P. State of Oregon vs. Frank Bauer.
    A. V. Gillette, J.P. $  7.50
R. M. Garrett, Constable 13.80
Witnesses Day Miles
John Neil 1 10 2.50
Robert Neil 1 10 2.50
William Neil 1 10 2.50
Leander Neil 1   2     1.70
$30.50
    $10.83. Bill of Geo. W. Mace for washing for Mrs. Beard, an Indigent person amounting to $10.83⅓ was allowed and ordered that a warrant Issue for the amount.
    $14.00. Bill of J. W. Manning for hauling sawdust for mulching trees in Court House yard--$8.00.
Hauling Corpse of Robert [Brackett], Negro, to the grave 6.00.
Allowed 14.00
    $67.15. Bill of Silas J. Day for services done for the County during May 1871, amounting to $67.15, was allowed and ordered that a warrant Issue for the amount.
    $14.50. Bill of Silas J. Day for Expressage on Books from State department for use of County $12.00, Printing 50 S. Teachers' certificates 1.50 & Postage Stamps 1.00--2.50
    $30.00. Bill of Louis Horn for Board of John Batty, a County Charge, from April 29th to June 3rd 1871, 5 weeks, at $6.00 per week $30.00 was allowed and ordered that a warrant Issue for the amount.
    $27.56. Bill of William Bilger for articles furnished S. L. Morse, a County Charge, for the month of May 1871, amounting to $27.56 was allowed and it was ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $20.00. Ordered by the Board that Lafayette Allen be allowed Twenty Dollars for Care and board of Martin, a County Charge, for the month of May 1871.             $25.00. Ordered by the Board that O. D. Hoxie be allowed the sum of Twenty-five dollars for care and board of Alfred Hanley, a County Charge, for the month of May 1871.
    Ordered by the Board that the following fees be allowed to the following named persons, on Transcript from J. R. Wade, J.P., Jacksonville Precinct, State of Oregon vs. John Blattner:

    J. R. Wade, J.P. on Transcript $15.50
Henry Klippel, Sheriff 7.25
Witnesses Day Miles
C. J. Dutton 1 2 1.70
John Trimble 1 2 1.70
Wm. Trimble 1 2 1.70
Wm. Eaton 1 2 1.70
A. B. Overbeck 1 2 1,70
Jacob Myer 1 2   1.70
32.95
    Now at this day comes J. C. Hannah & son and makes application to the Board of County Commissioners for a renewal of their license to run a ferry on Rogue River near the residence of said Josiah C. Hannah, and the said applicants having paid into the County Treasurer the sum of Five Dollars, as evidenced by the Treasurer's receipt now on file in the office of the County Clerk, It is therefore ordered by the Court that license Issue to Josiah C. Hannah to keep a Ferry on Rogue River at a point near the residence of said Hannah for the term of one year from June 8th 1871.
    It is further ordered that the rates of Toll be the same as heretofore charged.
    The Petition of Daniel Cawley heretofore filed and the consideration of which was deferred from the May term of this Court to the present term of the same was considered, said Petition after consideration by the Board it was agreed and ordered that the same be taken under advisement until the July term of this Court. In the meantime that Judge Shipley be authorized to investigate said Claim and report in writing to this Board at its next regular session.
    On the written application of George Nurse to sell spirituous liquors in quantity less than one quart in the Klamath Precinct at the Link River Bridge came on to be heard, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said applicant has obtained the signatures of a Majority of the legal voters of said Precinct praying that such license be granted, and there being no remonstrance to the same presented or on file, and it also appearing that due and legal notice has been given of the intention to make such application at the present term of this court, verified by the affidavit of the applicant, and the said applicant having deposited with the County Treasurer of this County the sum of fifty Dollars as evidenced by the Treasurer's receipt now on file in this office, but the said applicant having failed to file the Bond as by law required, It is ordered by the Court that the Clerk of this Court notify George Nurse, the applicant, of his omission to file Bonds as by law required--And it is further ordered that when said applicant files his Bond conditioned as the law requires, then the Clerk of this Court Issue to said applicant license to sell spirituous liquors in the Precinct aforesaid for the term of six months.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge


Wednesday, June 7th A.D. 1871
    The Board of County Commissioners met this morning pursuant to adjournment. Present the same as on yesterday. The minutes of the proceedings of yesterday were read and approved.
    Now at this day the Report of the viewers appointed at the May term of this court to review and lay out a County Road commencing at the 15 mile post on the County Road leading from Jacksonville to Big Butte Creek and crossing little Butte Creek near the residence of J. J. Fryer--and running up on the South West side and Crossing said Little Butte Creek near the residence of Peter Simon was taken up and publicly read the second time.
    Whereupon W. B. Dailey and N. A. Young present their remonstrance to the establishment of the Road as viewed and Surveyed in the report aforesaid, which said remonstrance is signed by a less number of remonstrators than are on the Petition praying for said road, Therefore the remonstrance is disregarded by the Board. And thereupon Wm. B. Dailey and J. J. Fryer (the latter by John Lewis as Agent) through whose lands the said road is viewed and marked out, file their complaint in writing setting forth that they would be damaged as follows: the said William B. Dailey in the sum of Seven Hundred $700.00 Dollars and the said J. J. Fryer in the sum of $250.00 by the establishment of such road as aforesaid--
    Therefore it is ordered by the Board that N. C. Dean, Isaac Constant, and Moses Mansfield be and they are hereby appointed viewers of damages, that said viewers meet at the Clerk's office of this County on Thursday, June 15th 1871, and after being duly qualified to discharge their duties faithfully and impartially, shall proceed and view said proposed Road the whole distance through the premises of the complainants Wm. B. Dailey and J. J. Fryer, and assess and determine how much less valuable such premises of the complainants aforesaid respectively would be rendered by the opening of said Road. And that the said viewers make their report in writing of the same to the County Court of said County on or before the 1st day of the regular July term next ensuing.
    $24.50. Bill of Kaspar Kubli for articles furnished to William McKenzie, an Indigent person, amounting to $24.50 was allowed and ordered that a County Warrant Issue for the amount.
    It was ordered by the Board of County Commissioners that the District Attorney notify the owners of the Rock Point Bridge across Rogue River to comply with the law under which they are incorporated or steps will be taken to annul their corporate existence.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge

Thursday, June 8th 1871
    The Board of County Commissioners met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as on yesterday. The minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read and approved.
    $54.25. Bill of W. B. Douglas for articles furnished John Batty, a county charge $25.25; Stationery &c. furnished for use of County 29.00' Total:$54.25
was allowed and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $32.20. It was ordered by the Board that John S. Herrin be allowed the sum of 32.20/100 dollars balance of Salary due him as County Commissioner for the fiscal year ending June 30th 1871.
    31.00. It was ordered by the Board that Thomas Wright be allowed the sum of 31 dollars balance of Salary due him as County Commissioner for the fiscal year ending June 30th A.D. 1871.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge
    Ordered by the Board that the County warrant Issued for Benefit of Pauper fund March 14th 1871 and order Issued June 16th 1871 for Mr. Beard by order of the County Judge be approved, the first for $24.00, and the latter for $20.00--Total $44.00.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge


[Wednesday July 5th 1871]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Commissioners Court for the County of Jackson, State of Oregon, begun and held at the Clerk's Office in said County on Wednesday, July 5th 1871, for County business--The County Commissioners not appearing at the usual hour, the Court adjourned until 2 O'Clock P.M. and the County Commissioners not then appearing, the Court adjourned until Thursday, July 6th A.D. 1871 at 9 O'Clock A.M.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge


Thursday, July 6th 1871
    The County Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment; the Commissioners not appearing, the Court adjourned until 2 O'Clock P.M. this day and the County Commissioners, neither one appearing at that time, the Court adjourned until Monday, July 10th 1871 at 9 O'Clock A.M. and the Sheriff is hereby ordered and directed to notify John S. Herrin and Thomas Wright, County Commissioners, that this Court stands adjourned until the time above set forth--with a request to the said County Commissioners to appear promptly at the usual place of holding County Court at the time appointed to finish up the Business of the County Court for the present fiscal year.
    And the Court adjourned until Monday, July 10, 1871 at 9 O'Clock A.M.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge

Monday, July 10th 1871
    The County Commissioners Court for Jackson County, Oregon, met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present
Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, Judge
John S. Herrin, Thomas Wright, County Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    In the matter of the Butte Creek Road, now comes N. C. Dean and Moses Mansfield, heretofore appointed to view and assess damages to William Dailey and James Fryer if any there be by reason of the laying out of the County Road as reported by Thomas F. Beall, M. Hanley and James McDonough, viewers--and presents their report, which is in words and figures following, to wit:
    At the Regular June term, 1871, of the County Court of Jackson County, Oregon, N. C. Dean and Moses Mansfield was appointed by said Court to proceed and view a certain Road commencing at the 15 mile post on the Road from Jacksonville to Big Butte Creek by lower Bridge on Little Butte Creek, and to assess the damages, if any, by the location of said Road through the premises of J. J. Fryer and William B. Dailey--on the 15th day of June, we the undersigned did proceed and view said Road the whole distance through the premises of the complainants and did assess the following damages, to wit: to William B. Dailey fifty dollars $50.00; to J. J. Fryer fifteen Dollars $15.00.
Signed
Moses Mansfield
N. C. Dean
    Viewers of damages
    Which said report is accepted and ordered by the Court that the same be admitted to record and that the sum of Fifteen Dollars be paid to J. J. Fryer and the sum of Fifty Dollars be paid to Wm. B. Dailey out of the County Treasurer (amt. of damages assessed)
    Whereupon the report of Thomas F. Beall, M. Hanley and James M. McDonough, heretofore appointed to view and lay out the Butte Creek Road by the lower Bridge on little Butte Creek, came on to be heard, which is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Hon. County Court of the State of Oregon for Jackson County, Sitting on County business, June Term, 1871--
    The undersigned viewers appointed by your Hon. Court to review and locate a County Road in said County, commencing at the 15 mile post on the County Road leading from Jacksonville to Big Butte Creek by the lower bridge on little Butte Creek, and running from said beginning point on the most practical route for a road, to a point on Little Butte Creek opposite the residence of Peter Simon, there to cross the said Butte Creek and intersect the County Road on the North side of said Butte Creek.
    Beg leave to report that we met the surveyor Milton Lindley at the Clerk's Office of said County on the 22nd day of May, 1871, and after being duly qualified, we proceeded to view the ground over which the proposed road is to be located, and we did locate the same as prayed for by Peter Simon and others, which road we particularly marked and is fully set forth in the report, plat and survey of Milton Lindley herewith returned and made part of this report.
There is no material difference in the ground over which the old Road and the proposed road runs, the distance is 18 or 20 Rods nearer by the new than by the old road. We measured the distance across Little Butte Creek at the Old Bridge, and also where the line of the new survey crosses said Butte Creek, and found the distances to be as follows: At the Old Bridge, the distance is 240 feet and 80 feet the main Span. And at the crossing on the new survey to be 119 feet and fifty feet the main span.
    We therefore recommend that the change in said road be made as prayed for in the Petition of Peter Simon and others for the following reasons--In our opinion as good a Bridge can be built at the upper as at the lower Crossing, for at least $800.00 less money, and would recommend that the said road as viewed by us be legally established and made a County Road.
    All of which is respectfully submitted,
Thomas F. Beall
M. Hanley
James M. McDonough
    Viewers
May 31st 1871
    And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board that the said Road is of Public utility, and the report recommending the establishment of the same having been publicly read on two different days of the June term 1871 of this Court, and there being no remonstrance to the same, and no petition for a review or for damages filed except those of Wm. B. Dailey and J. J. Fryer, heretofore ordered to be paid, and the Surveyor's report, plat and field notes accompanying the said report of the viewers--It is considered by the Court that said report be and is in all things confirmed--And it is further ordered that the said reports, together with the report of the surveyor, also the Plat and survey of said Road be recorded, and from thenceforth said Road be declared a Public Highway, and the Supervisor through whose District the said road passes is hereby ordered to open the said road and to keep the same in good repair for travel therein. (And it is further ordered that so much of the old road as is embraced in the new, be vacated.)
    The Report of John A. Grieve and Jacob Roudebush, a majority of the viewers heretofore appointed to view a County Road from Granville Naylor's to a point on the Stage Road near the Residence of Ira Chandler's, was taken up and Publicly read the first time this day.
    $25.06. Bill of William Bilger for articles furnished to Morse, a County Charge, amounting to twenty-five & 06/100 Dollars was allowed & ordered paid.
    $5.00. Bill of Louis Petzall for 1 straw mattress for the use of the jail amounting to $5.00 was allowed and ordered paid.
    $105.86. Bill of Henry Klippel attendance on County Court, Fees of Jailer, Board of Jailer and Chinamen from June 5th to July 2nd inclusive, amounting to One Hundred and five 86/100 Dollars was allowed.
    $20.00. Bill of John G. Van Dyke for services as Supervisor for the year 1870 of Road District No. 3, heretofore submitted and action thereon deferred by the Board was taken up, accepted, and allowed, amounting to $20.00.
    $250.00. Bill of T. H. B. Shipley for one quarter's Salary as County Judge for the quarter ending June 30th 1871 was allowed, amounting to $250.00.
    $100.00. Bill of William M. Turner for one quarter's Salary as Superintendent of Common Schools for the quarter ending June 30th 1871, amounting to $100.00 was allowed.
    $150.00. Bill of John Neuber for one quarter's salary as County Treasurer for the quarter ending June 30th 1871, amounting to $150.00, was allowed.
    $58.10. Bill of Silas J. Day for services as County Clerk for the month of June 1871, amounting to fifty-eight Dollars & 10 cts. was allowed.
    $40.00. Bill of B. B. Griffin for 10 cords of wood for use of County at $4.00 per cord, amounting to $40.00, was allowed.
    $6.10. Bill of Moses Mansfield for 1 day's services and mileage as viewer of damages on Butte Creek road, amounting to Six dollars and 10 cents, was allowed.
    $6.00. Bill of N. C. Dean for 1 day's services and mileage as viewer of damages on Butte Creek road through the lands of Wm. B. Dailey and James J. Fryer, amounting to Six dollars, was allowed.
    $22.00. Bill of Louis Horne for Board & Lodging of John Batty, a County Charge, from June 4th 1871 to July 1st 1871, 24 days at $6.00 per week, 3 weeks and 3 days-$21.00; Morphine 50 cts and Liniment 50 cts 1.00--Total:$22.00 was allowed.
    $20.00. Bill of H. K. Hanna for services as Prosecuting Attorney, State vs. John Griffin $5.00--Fanny Ball $5.00--John Neathammer, $5.00--John Doyle $5.00--Total amount$20.00 was allowed.
    Bills on account of Road Survey from near G. Naylor's to Stage Road near Ira Chandler's was allowed, as follows:

    John Grieve as viewer 3 days at $2.00 per day $6.00
Jacob Roudebush as viewer 2 days at $2.00 per day 4.00
Jas. S. Howard, Surveyor 3 days making plats, reports &c. 12.00
Jas. S. Howard 2 days man and team 8.00
Jas. S. Howard Provisions 5.00
J. B. Coates, chain carrier 2 days 4.00
Chas. Shultz, chain carrier 2 days 4.00
John Walters, marker 2 days     4.00
Total   $47.00
    $13.50. Bill of Madam Jean Guilfoyle for Board and Lodging Mrs. Baird, an indigent person, and her three children nine days from May 24th 1871 to June 1st 1871 at $1.50--$13.50 was allowed.
    $50.00. Bill of Dr. L. T. Davis for 10 days Medical attendance on Mrs. Baird, an indigent person, from May 24th to June 2nd 1871, at $5.00 per day, amounting to fifty dollars, was allowed.
    $5.00. Bill of Dr. L. T. Davis for examination and certificate for commitment to Lunatic Asylum of Mahala Bogue, amounting to five dollars, was allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the Exhibit of the County Finances for the year ending July 1871 be published in both of the County papers of this County.
    The fees on the Transcript of Lafayette Gall, J.P. in the case of the state vs. Jacob Neathammer was allowed, as follows:
    Lafayette Gall J.P. $11.50
Henry Klippel Sheriff 13.75
Willis Hays Guard of Prisoner 6.00
L. J. White Board of Guard & Prisoner 6.50
J. B. White Witness 1.70
L. J. White Witness 1.70
M. Weddle Witness 1.70
Wm. T. Wallace Witness 3.10
James Wallace Witness 2.10
D. H. Sexton Witness 1.70
Abe Shultz Witness 1.70
Z. Young Witness 1.70
M. Caton Witness 1.90
Frank Taylor Witness 1.90
Samuel Steckel Witness 3.10
I. .M. Cook Witness 1.90
Willis Hays Witness 1.70
E. D. Foudray Witness 1.70
Doc. L. Danforth Witness     1.70
$67.05
    The fees on the transcript of James R. Wade, J.P. in the case of the State vs. John M. Doyle, Defendant, was allowed as follows:
James R. Wade J.P. $11.05
Henry Klippel Sheriff 8.15
Owen Coyle Witness 1.70
Wm. Kishner Witness 1.70
John Conley Witness 1.70
Hermann Walters Witness     1.70
Total     $26.00
    The following fees on the transcript of James R. Wade, J.P. in the case of the State vs. John Griffin was allowed as follows:
    James R. Wade, J.P. $  8.70
Henry Klippel, Sheriff Days Miles 16.50
John Carson, Witness 2 12 4.20
Robinson Wright 2 10 4.00
J. W. Miller 1 12 2.70
W. T. Anderson 1 11 2.60
Joseph Ritter 1 10 2.50
Frank Morgan 1 12 2.70
Wm. Hamlin 2   8 3.80
Henry Wimer 1 16     3.10
Total $50.80
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge


Tuesday, July 11th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as on yesterday. Minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read and approved.
    Now at this day the report of the majority of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and locate a County Road in said County, commencing at a point on the Stage Road leading from Jacksonville to Yreka near the residence of Granville Naylor and running thence by the residences of D. Redpath, J. Ritter and others and terminating at the Stage road above mentioned near the residence of Ira Chandler came on to be heard which report is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Honorable County Court for Jackson County, State of Oregon, at the July term 1871, we the undersigned viewers appointed to view a road from near Granville Naylor's to a point on the Stage road near Ira Chandler's have the honor to report that we did meet the surveyor upon June 20th, the same being within the time limited in our appointment, and after being duly qualified, proceeded to take into consideration the duties of our appointment after which we adjourned to June 22nd when we proceeded to fulfill the duties assigned us by viewing the above named road as per instructions, and continuing the same until finished. We followed the old road most all the way; we found good ground for a road, and a good road already in existence with the appearance of having at present a large amount of travel; and we believe said road necessary for the convenience of the people residing upon its line. We therefore recommend its being made a legal County Road.
    All of which we respectfully submit
John A. Grieve
Jacob Roudebush
    Viewers
Jacksonville, June 25th 1871
    And the said report having been publicly read upon two different days the present term of this Court, to wit: the first time on yesterday, and the second time this day, and there being no remonstrance to the same and no petition for damages, or for a review filed--and the Court being satisfied that said Public road will be of great utility, and the Surveyor's report, plat and field notes accompanying said report of the viewers--It is considered by the Court that said report be and is in all things hereby confirmed, and it is further ordered that said report, together with the report of the surveyor, also the plat and survey of said road be recorded and that from thenceforth the said road be recorded and that from thenceforth the said road shall be considered a public highway, and the Supervisors through whose districts the said road passes are hereby ordered to open the said road and to keep the same in good repair for travel thereon.
    $20.00. Bill of taking care of Martin, a county charge, for the month of June 1871, amounting to $20.00 was allowed to Lafayette Allen.
    $25.00. Bill of O. D. Hoxie for taking care of Hanley, a county charge, for the month of June 1871, amounting to $25.00, was allowed.
    Now comes Henry Klippel, Sheriff and Tax Collector, and makes his Report of Delinquent taxes of Jackson County for the year 1870, by which it appears there is now due and uncollected on Property tax--
    the sum of $  164.33
and 130 Polls @ $4.00 each     520.00
$  684.33
Amt. of Assessor's Receipts, Double Assessed & sworn off--     372.37
1056.70
    The report further shows that the Sheriff has collected of the delinquent tax of 1869 and paid into the Treasury of the County the sum of $144.81
    And the Sheriff has Assessed and collected since his report in April the sum of $125.75
    Which report further shows that the larger portion of said delinquent tax for the year 1870 is for Poll tax and that many of the Persons charged with the same have left the County and leaving no property in the same--It appearing further that a part of such delinquent tax may yet be collected--
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that said report be accepted and that a Warrant issue to the Sheriff and tax collector for the collection of such delinquent taxes and that the Sheriff be allowed a reasonable time to collect and pay over the same to the Treasurer.
    In the matter of the collection of Chinese Poll taxes by Henry Klippel, Sheriff and Tax collector for Jackson County, Oregon, the Sheriff's Report shows that he has sold and disposed of Since March 1st 1871 to the number of 413 China Polls at $4.00 each--$1652.00
    The amount paid into the Treasury of the County up to the date of the report--1100.00
    Balance due and uncollected--$552.00
    Which report was also accepted by the Court, and it is hereby ordered that the Sheriff be charged with the full amount of receipts sold and Credited by amount paid Treasurer, and Sheriff is allowed reasonable length of time to collect balance and pay the same over to the Treasurer of the County.
    The report of Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, appointed at the last term of this Court, to make inquiries in relation to the alleged injury sustained by Daniel Cawley by reason of a defect in a County Bridge sometime in the spring of 1870 was submitted and further time was asked and granted to the said T. H. B. Shipley in which to make said inquiry and report.
    Whereas it has been frequently represented to the County Court that the Bridge across Rogue River at Rock Point is in an unsafe condition for travel and the County liable for any damage that might result from accidents thereon,
    It is therefore considered by the Court that a board of examiners be appointed to examine said Bridge and report thereon to this Court, and for this purpose M. Hanley, C. C. Beekman, and Jacob Ish be and they are hereby appointed a Board of Commissioners to examine the said Rock Point Bridge in this County and report in writing to this Court at the August term of 1871 as to their opinion as to the safety of said Bridge for Public travel thereon, and that the said viewers or examiners Meet at the Clerk's Office in said County on Thursday, the 20th day of July 1871 or upon their failure to meet on that day then within five days thereafter and after being duly qualified according to law that they proceed to examine said Bridge and make their report as above set forth.
    It having come to the knowledge of the Board by the Statement of B. F. Wade, Supervisor of Road District No. 26, that the Bridge in his Road District across Rogue River is in an unsafe condition for travel, It is hereby ordered by the board that the said Supervisor procure the necessary help and proceed immediately to repair the Bridge aforesaid, and report bill of said labor to the County Court, and that the Clerk notify said Supervisor of said order.
    $14.37. Bill of Owen Coyle for cutting and splitting 10 cords of wood for use of County, amounting to $14.37, was allowed.
    $3.00. Bill of John S. Herrin, County Commissioner, for one day's labor for use of County examining Siskiyou Wagon Toll Road, amounting to three dollars, was allowed.
    $11.00. Bill of Thomas Wright services as County Commissioner examining Rock Point Bridge, 1 day, three dollars--one day examining Bridge across Little Butte Creek near to James Miller's residence four dollars, and one day examining site for a Bridge across Sardine Creek Four Dollars. Total 11 dollars was allowed.
    It is ordered by the Board that E. D. Foudray be and he is hereby appointed and constituted an Agent to provide suitable care and assistance for the sick and poor Paupers of Jackson County--whose duty it shall be that when any person shall make application for relief from the County to require such person to take and subscribe to the following oath before the County Clerk or some person duly authorized to administer the same, that such person has resided in the County during 90 days next preceding the time of his application and that he has no means of his own in any shape wherewith to support himself; that he has no Father, mother, Children, Brothers nor sisters, nor relatives residing within this State who are able to support him, and the said Agent is empowered to dispose of such person as provided by statute. Such Agent is required to make quarterly Reports to the Board of County Commissioners of all things done in the matters hereunto appertaining, and for all which the Board will allow said Agent a reasonable compensation and all bills for necessaries, medical attendance, &c. to be approved by the agent before the same is filed in said Court--the said agent to advertise his appointment in the paper immediately.
    The transcript of J. R. Wade, J.P., State vs. Loy Shing was considered and the following conclusions reached. J. R. Wade was allowed the full amount of his Fees, viz fifty and 25/100 Dollars--Henry Klippel, Sheriff, all except $24.00 which makes the amount allowed to Sheriff $77.65, and the consideration of remainder of the fees on said transcript deferred until a subsequent meeting of the Board.
    And now comes E. B. Watson and files his affidavit setting forth that the Chinese witnesses examined on behalf of Loy Shing, the Defendant in an examination for murder before J. R. Wade, J.P., is entitled to fees as attendance and mileage on said Court, the consideration of which was deferred until a subsequent meeting of the Board.
    It was ordered by the Board that hereafter all sessions of this Board be held in the Court House of this County.
    In the matter of the application of William P. Hollis and others praying for the establishment of a County Road as described in said petition beginning for the same at a certain point on the west Side of Rogue River about two Hundred yards below the mouth of Evans Creek, running thence in a Northerly direction crossing Rogue River to intersect the County Road on the North Side of said River, distance of said proposed road not to exceed two miles and deferred at the October term 1870 of this Court, was considered by the Board, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the said petition is signed by more than twelve householders of said County residing in the vicinity of the proposed road. And it further appearing that due and legal notice had been given of the intention of presenting such petition to this Court and that Thomas Fielder having filed his Bond with the Clerk of this Court in the sum of one Hundred Dollars, conditioned as the law requires with W. H. S. Hyde as surety, which said Bond is accepted and approved.
    It is therefore considered that the Prayer of the Petitioners be granted so far as to have a view and survey of said road as prayed for in the Petition, and for that purpose David Houston, Jacob Roudebush and A. M. Berry, three competent and disinterested Householders of said County, be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said road and that J. S. Howard, a skillful Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of the same, and that the said viewers and Surveyor meet at the Office of the County Clerk of said County on Thursday, the 20th day of July, A.D. 1871, or upon their failing to meet on said day, within five days thereafter, and after being duly qualified according to law, they proceed to view and lay out said road as prayed for in the Petition aforesaid, and that the said viewers make their report of such view in writing and deliver the same together with a plot and survey of such road by one of their number to the County Clerk of said County on or before the third day of the Session of the County Court then next ensuing, the viewers aforesaid or a majority of them shall state their opinion in said report in favor of or against the establishment of said road.
    The following County orders were ordered by the Board to be canceled, and the same to be entered upon the Commissioners' Record--

    Remarks Names When Issued Number Amount
Dead Atkinson, John April 13th 1863 598 $1.50
Dead Atkinson, John January 7th 1869   10 3.00
Alexander, Charles July 16th 1862   28 1.70
Alexander, O. P. November 30th 1864 314 2.00
Anderson, Thornton June 9th 1858 424 2.00
Brown, Angus May 4th 1857 259A 1.70
Brooks, Dr. C. B. Decr. 18th 1860 482 1.70
Beard, B. H. August 11th 1864   77 6.00
Dead Bybee, M. D. July 29th 1864   30 2.20
Black ledge, M. July 16th 1862   36 3.90
Brickley, R. T. August 5th 1858 113 3.00
Brickley, James August 5th 1858   90 3.00
Bennett, John July 16th 1862   97 1.70
Bennett, John November 27th 1862 338 2.30
Brown, Andrew R. November 15th 1860 293 3.00
Bause, J. P. Octr. 18th 1860 187 3.00
Bailies, Jefferson Septr. 30th 1855 944 4.40
Barkdull, Calvin H. Decr. 10th 1859 368 20.00
Brown, J. R. July 29th 1864   50 2.20
Bridles, Mr. July 16th 1862   33 3.90
Bidwell, William July 29th 1864   22 2.20
Dead Crow, Charles W. August 11th 1857 118 2.00
Carmack, James July 16th 1862   83 2.00
Conroy, H. Augt. 11th 1857   56 1.50
Carberry, Wm. Feb. 22nd 1858 302 4.40
Clark, John Novr. 3rd 1859 154 6.00
Cassidy, P. July 16th 1862   38 7.20
Chambers, John July 30th 1864   56 2.20
Clawson, Eli July 16th 1862   58 1.60
California, John Novr. 27th 1862 337 2.30
Chandler, William Novr. 15th 1860 227 12.80
Campbell, N. Augt. 2nd 1861   81 2.80
Daisley, William Augt. 11th 1857   66 5.50
Drummond, Andrew Augt. 5th 1858 123 3.00
Dickey, Edward Decr. 10th 1858 344 2.90
Davids, Charles L. Novr. 15th 1860 248 3.00
Doak, John T. July 16th 1862   22 2.20
Edmonds, Frank Decr. 10th 1858 342 2.70
Eades, ------ Decr. 10th 1858 369 3.10
Francis, George April 26th 1860 559 3.10
Flynn, Peter April 19th 1860 549 3.10
Furguson, C. F. Augt. 5th 1858 116 3.00
French, Washington October 16th 1860 113 4.20
Faye, S. A. October 18th 1860 182 3.00
Greenwood, W. H. July 16th 1862   49 2.10
Gadsden, H. Augt. 11th 1857   95 1.20
Gibbon, James Feb. 22nd 1858 300 4.00
Greer, Dr. G. W. April 13th 1863 600 1.50
Griff, Philip August 5th 1858   88 3.00
Dead Gardiner, William June 16th 1866 318 1.00
Hand, William M. July 16th 1862   80 5.00
Huber, Henry June 15th 1866 319 1.50
Howard, W. H. July 16th 1862   25 3.80
Hix, Samuel Septr. 21st 1855 971 4.40
Hale, William Decr. 10th 1858 359 1.20
Hathaway, J. Septr. 21st 1855 983 4.40
Hanson, George April 13th 1863 594 2.00
Hills, Elijah Septr. 20th 1855 949 7.20
Hills, Robert Septr. 19th 1855 933 28.00
Hougham, J. R. April 13th 1863 630 2.20
Hawkins, Samuel Septr. 21st 1855 996 4.40
Hickman, F. July 30th 1864   62 3.20
Henry, M. August 11th 1857   94 2.60
Hackett, H. November 21st 1862 322 8.20
Hammond, F. A. Octr. 18th 1860 189 3.00
Jacobs, A. June 15th 1866 340 2.20
Jenner, J. H. July 16th 1862   92 2.50
Johnson, David Augt. 11th 1857   90 2.60
Keese, J. F. August 19th 1864 170 2.00
Kearney, E. S. May 4th 1857 244A 3.20
King, Charles Augt. 2nd 1861   72 3.00
Kennedy, Hugh July 16th 1862   76 1.90
King, William Septr. 22nd 1855 1021   3.00
Low, Charles July 16th 1862   29 1.70
Lewis, W. B. January 1st 1856 1251   3.00
Dead Long, George July 16th 1862   69 1.60
Levins, D. July 16th 1862   44 1.60
Michelbach, Joseph April 26th 1860 599 2.20
McKay, Jerry Decr. 18th 1860 475 4.80
McMillen, Silas Augt. 11th 1857 126 4.60
McKay, Jeremiah July 16th 1862   60 3.00
McMillen, Silsa Augt. 11th 1857   54 1.50
Martin, Lewis July 16th 1862   42 1.60
Meldrum, John S. Augt. 5th 1858 124 3.00
Moore, Robert April 11th 1859 467 5.00
Miller, John H. April 13th 1863 595 2.00
McCarty, ------ Augt. 11th 1857   88 1.20
McReynolds, J. W. Decr. 10th 1858 371 1.70
Morrill, A. B. April 13th 1863 636 2.20
Mitchell, Thomas Novr. 27th 1862 339 21.60
Mears, D. Y. July 29th 1864   28 2.20
Morris, David April 13th 1863 599 1.50
Miller, Enoch Feby. 22nd 1858 336 1.50
Miller, Isaac April 13th 1863 611 3.20
Mann, G. H. August 23rd 1864 177 2.00
McCallister, Richard July 16th 1862   82 2.00
McKeen, Benj. F. June 9th 1858 423 2.00
Nelson, R. Augt. 11th 1857   79 3.50
Newlin, J. April 13th 1863 629 2.20
Nichols, G. S. Augt. 11th 1857   78 7.00
Penney, John July 16th 1862   21 2.40
Penney, John August 23rd 1864 178 2.00
Potts, Charles Novr. 3rd 1859 194 3.00
Perry, Elijah July 16th 1862   45 3.50
Paine, L. H. July 30th 1864   57 2.20
Postlethwait, S. August 11th 1864   67 3.20
Plow, William August 11th 1857   49 1.50
Pearson, Oley July 20th 1859   14 1.50
Palmer, Sanford Septr. 21st 1855 1000   4.40
Robinson, Dr. Jesse R. July 16th 1862   55 1.60
Rhodes, Samuel July 29th 1864   46 2.20
Row, Benjamin July 27th 1866   84 4.00
Ringgold, James B. July 20th 1859   10 2.00
Roberts, J. F. July 17th 1862 198 8.40
Rogers, J. W. July 29th 1864   26 2.20
Robinson, Elijah July 30th 1864   63 2.40
Dead Rowe, M. H. Decr. 17th 1866 222 1.50
Roberts, Adna Augt. 11th 1857   67 5.50
Richey, W. H. Augt. 17th 1864 145 2.00
Sabin, Henry July 16th 1862   66 1.60
Scofield, David B. Augt. 2nd 1861   69 2.20
Sullivan, J. July 16th 1862   37 3.90
Sharp, Elijah Augt. 2nd 1861   34 6.20
Smith, W. G. Augt. 5th 1858 118 3.00
Smith, Dr. Gabriel Augt. 11th 1857   80 1.70
Smith, John S. W. Augt. 11th 1857   70 5.50
Stockton, W. M. December 11th 1861 273 2.20
Stewart, Charles December 18th 1860 465 2.20
Shockman, John December 20th 1858 366 3.10
Stow, John May 4th 1857 250A 1.70
Spon, Thomas April 26th 1860 558 2.00
Sackett, Francis April 13th 1863 626 2.20
Short, John W. Octr. 18th 1860 179 3.00
Spries, John June 15th 1866 310 2.00
Thompson, C. July 16th 1862   96 2.50
Tyler, A. W. July 16th 1862   43 1.60
Turner, H. April 1862   40 1.60
Tremble, Frank Decr. 20th 1858 398 1.50
Vanwinkle, G. W. August 17th 1855 800 18.80
Webster, W. December 10th 1861 235 2.20
Willet, William December 25th 1860 500 2.50
Willson, Isaac Octr. 18th 1860 170 3.00
Williams, Samuel April 30th 1860 613 4.20
Wray, Eli July 16th 1862   95 2.50
Williams, J. T. July 16th 1862   62 3.10
Winsor, E. July 16th 1862   75 2.30
Wells, Justus July 26th 1866   47 2.00
Wilson, William August 17th 1864   84 2.40
Walker, Cleaveland August 11th 1857   62 3.00
West, William August 2nd 1861   66 3.60
Winburn, John O. August 5th 1858   66 6.00
    Total amount of County orders canceled--$522.50
    It is ordered by the Court that William H. Simpson, Supervisor of Road District Number 17, be and he is hereby appointed to Superintend the letting of the Bridge to be built across Little Butte Creek at the present site of the Old Bridge near the residence of James Miller. Said Superintendent shall put up three (3) Notices in the County at least twenty days prior to the time of letting said Bridge, one of which said notices shall be posted at or near the place where said Bridge is to be built, which Notices shall state the size and dimensions of said bridge, the time and place of letting the same; which shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder at public outcry. The Bridge to be built according to the plan and Specifications on file in the County Clerk's office of Jackson County, Oregon. The County to furnish the timber hewn and delivered at the site of the Bridge, the Plank or flooring for said Bridge to be sawed and delivered to the Contractor at the Big Butte Creek Saw mill. The said Contractor to haul the Lumber, furnish nails, spikes, Iron Rods, braces, &c. necessary to complete said Bridge according to contract and before signing said contract to enter into Bonds to the County Commissioners of said County in the sum of Six hundred Dollars, to be approved by the County Clerk of said County, that said Bridge will be built according to Contract, &c.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
T. H. B. Shipley
    Co. Judge


[Tuesday, August 8th 1871]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court, for the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson (Sitting for County business) begun and held at the Court House in said County on Tuesday the 8th day of August A.D. 1871, at which were present
T. H. B. Shipley, Judge
John S. Herrin and Thomas Wright, County Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    The following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The report of the viewers appointed at the July term of this Court to view and locate a County Road crossing Rogue River near the mouth of Evans Creek, was taken up and Publicly read the first time.
    $8.50. It was ordered by the Court that the following fees be allowed on the Transcript of James R. Wade, J.P., State of Oregon vs. Frank Grainer, George Noland & Sam, for Larceny:
J. R. Wade's fees--Four Dollars and fifty-five cents
Sheriff Fees on Warrant $5.00
Sheriff Fees on Search Warrant 3.50
    It was ordered by the Court that the fees on the Transcript of James R. Wade filed in the case of State of Oregon vs. George Hawkins for Larceny was allowed.
J. R. Wade's fees as Justice Peace Four & 80/100 Dollars
Henry Klippel Sheriff fees on Warrant Seven Dollars.
    $15.75. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Howlett for cleaning Cannon, guns and whitewashing Jail, amounting to Fifteen Dollars and 75 cents be allowed.
    $11.82. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of W. J. Plymale for Lumber furnished for Road District No. 8 amounting to $11.82 cts. was allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the action of the County Clerk in Issuing licenses to sell liquor to L. J. White for six months from July 31st 1871 and to Jay Beach Liquor license for six months from August 1st 1871 and a Peddler's license to Joaquin Gomes for one month during the recess of this court be confirmed.
    $11.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of J. W. Manning for Horse & Buggy 2 days for use of County Judge & Commissioner examining County Bridges was allowed.
    $10.00. Bill of James T. Glenn for articles furnished to Robert M. Otey, a State Patient, Amounting to Ten Dollars, was allowed & ordered paid.
    $5.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Dr. L. Ganung examination of Robert M. Otey, a State Patient, amounting to Five Dollars, was allowed.
    $5.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Wesley Manning for removing R. M. Otey from Madam Guilfoyle's to Wm. Hensley's, amounting to Five Dollars was allowed.
    $1.50. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Madam Guilfoyle for boarding R. M. Otey 1 day $1.50 was allowed.
    $6.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Madam Guilfoyle for Boarding & Lodging John Blanch, a State Patient, amounting to Six dollars was allowed.
    $5.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Dr. L. Ganung for Medical examination of John Blanch, a State Patient, amounting to five dollars was allowed.
    $30.18. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of James T. Glenn, amounting to $30.18, be allowed for articles furnished to the following persons:
Harrington, a County Charge--Ten dollars and 30 cts.
Beatty, a County Charge--Nineteen Dollars and 38 cts.
Matches to County Clerk--50 cents
    $28.57. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of William Bilger for articles furnished S. L. Morse, a County Charge, for the month of July 1871 be allowed amounting to Twenty-eight and 57/100 Dollars.
    $113.90. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Henry Klippel, Sheriff, for the following be allowed as follows:

    Board of Jailer and fees for July 1871 Seventy Dollars
Board of Luy Shing from July 2nd to Augt. 8th Thirty Dollars
Washing for Luy Shing from July 2nd to Augt. 8th One Dollar
1 Day's attendance on County Court Five Dollars
Making return of Tax list Three Dollars
Board of Doyle in County Jail One 50/100 Dollars
Serving Notice on County Commissioner Three 40/100 Dollars
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow at 10 O'Clock.
L. J. C. Duncan, County Judge
John S. Herrin
Thomas Wright
    County Commissioners

Wednesday, August 9th A.D. 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present a full Board. The Journal of yesterday's proceedings were read and approved and signed by the Judge.
    Now at this day the report of the viewers appointed at the last July term of this Court to view and locate a public Road crossing Rogue River near the mouth of Evans Creek was taken up and publicly read the second time.
    Which said report is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Hon. County Court of Jackson County, Oregon,
    We, the undersigned, who were appointed at the July term of said Court held by your Honorable Body to view and locate a County Road at or near the mouth of Evans Creek in said County, met at the office of the County Clerk on the 20th day of July 1871, and after being duly qualified, by agreement set the 28th day of July to proceed to the place designated and discharged the duties assigned us, after taking into consideration the advantages said road would be to a large portion of the citizens in the immediate vicinity, we would most respectfully recommend the establishment of said road. For further particulars we would refer you to the plat and report of the surveyor.
    All of which is respectfully submitted,
D. W. Huston
A. M. Berry
Jacob Roudebush
    Viewers
We claim for one day's service and mileage.
    The said report having been publicly read upon two different days of the present term of this court, to wit: the first time on yesterday and the second time this day, the return of the survey and a plot of the same accompanying the report of the viewers--
    The Court after fully considering the question as to the public utility of said proposed road, arrived at the conclusion that the establishment of said road over and across Rogue River at or near the mouth of Evans Creek would not be of sufficient importance to the public to Justify the Court in establishing and keeping said road open and in condition for safe and speedy travel across said stream.
    Therefore, it is considered by the Court that said proposed road be not established.
    It was ordered by the Court that the following bills on the survey of the road near Fielder's Ferry be allowed:

    A. M. Berry, viewer, 2 days $4.00
Jacob Roudebush, viewer, 2 days 4.00
David Houston, viewer, 2 days 4.00
Charles J. Howard, chain carrier, 1 day 2.00
James S. Howard, Surveyor, 1 day 4.00
James S. Howard, 40 miles travel 4.00
Plat and report of survey 2.00
    $20.00. It was ordered by the Board that Lafayette Allen be allowed twenty dollars for care of Martin, a County Charge, for July 1871, be allowed.
    $25.00. It was ordered by the Board that O. D. Hoxie be allowed Twenty-five dollars for Board, Lodging & care of Alfred Hanley, a Co. Charge, for July 1871.
    $12.55. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Sachs Bros. for articles furnished as per bill rendered as follows:

    1 pair of Blankets for County Jail $4.50
Articles furnished to C. Herrington, a county charge     8.05
be allowed                                                                     Total $12.55
    It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of James S. Howard for drawing plan of bridges:
    2 Bridges on Butte Creek $10.00
1 Bridge for Evans Creek   10.00
be allowed $20.00
    $137.15. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Silas J. Day, Co. Clerk, for work done for County for July 1871, amounting to $137.15 as per bill rendered was allowed.
    $46.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Dr. L. T. Davis for Medical attendance for John Blanch, a State Patient, amounting to $25.00 and for R. M. Otey, State Patient 21.00 be allowed.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
L. J. C. Duncan, Co. Judge
John S. Herrin
Thomas Wright
    County Commissioners


Thursday, Augt. 10th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present a full Board, the minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read, approved and signed by the Judge.
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The Report of the viewers appointed at the July term of this Court to examine and report on the Bridge across Rogue River at Rock Point was taken up, read, adopted and ordered by the Board that the same be spread upon the Journal, which said Report is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Hon. Board of Commissioners of Jackson County,
    We, the undersigned Commissioners appointed by your Hon. Board at its July session last past, for the purpose of making a personal examination of the Bridge across Rogue River at Rock Point, and to give our opinion as to the Safety of the said Bridge for the public travel over the same, respectfully report as follows:
    That on Wednesday, the 26th day of July, having been first duly sworn to faithfully perform the duties of our said appointment, we proceeded to the said Bridge and after a careful examination of the same, we find the Condition (of) said Bridge, as follows:
    The first Bent of the Bridge, next to the River on the South side thereof, is unsound and we consider unsafe; we recommend that this Bent be replaced with a new Bent--or a false bent be placed on the side of the unsound one immediately.
    The second and third bents from the River on the South side: we find the Cap on each bent to be unsound and new caps should be substituted for the unsound ones.
    The fourth bent from the River and on the same side as the above, is new and in good condition.
    On the North side of the River, the lower or west post of the first bent of the Bridge next to the River is decayed.
    The next Bent from the River on the North side thereof is in a moderately good state of preservation.
    The Third Bent from the River on the North side, we found the cap to be decayed.
    The fourth Bent from the River on the same side as the above is in good condition.
    We also found that a portion of the Stringers were decayed, and should be replaced with new ones.
    We also found that the Railing of the Bridge was in a bad condition and should be made more safe.
    With these details, we are brought to the conclusion that the Bridge, in the condition we found it, is unsafe for public travel over it, but that with the necessary repairs indicated in this report, we are of the opinion that it would be safe for the Public travel for some time to come, but for how long a time we cannot determine.
August 1st 1871
M. Hanley
C. C. Beekman
Jacob Ish
    It was ordered by the Board that the viewers on the above Bridge be allowed for their services as such viewers the following fees--
    C. C.  Beekman 1 Day and 28 miles travel 4.80
Michael Hanley 1 Day and 28 miles travel 4.80
Jacob Ish 1 Day and 28 miles travel 4.80
    The matter of the consideration of the Bills of Drs. Danforth and Davis, deferred from a former term of this Court, was considered by the Board and the following are the conclusions arrived at.
    No application having been made by Stephen D. Taylor to the County Court for aid, the consideration of the claims presented by Drs. Danforth and Davis for Medical attendance rendered said Taylor are indefinitely postponed.
    On the written application of A. Handy [sic--Alfred Hanley?] to sell spirituous liquors in Klamath Precinct came on for consideration, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said applicant has obtained the signatures of a majority of the legal voters of said Precinct praying that such license be granted, and it also appearing that due notice has been given of the intention to make such application at the present term of this Court and said applicant having filed his Bond as by law required, which Bond is accepted and approved, and the said applicant having deposited with the County Treasurer the sum of $50.00 as is evidenced by the Treasurer's receipt filed with the County Clerk.
    It is ordered by the Court that license Issue to the said A. Handy for Six months from the 10th day of August, A.D. 1871.
    It was ordered by the Court that the following fees be allowed on the Transcript of J. R. Wade, J.P. State vs. Loy Shing:

    The fees of J. R. Wade, J.P. allowed last term
The fees of Sheriff allowed last term $  77.65
Allowed Sheriff this term Bal. on transcript     24.00
$101.65
Witnesses
  Wm. Cameron 4 days and 40 miles $10.00
John Haskins 4 days and 40 miles 10.00
William Haskins 4 days and 40 miles 10.00
M. D. Sturgis 5 days and 36 miles 11.10
Samuel Phillips 4 days and 48 miles 10.80
A. W. Sturgis 5 days and 36 miles 11.10
Daniel Hopkins 5 days and 32 miles 10.70
T. G. Reames 5 days and 4 miles 7.90
E. H. Greenman 2 days and 2 miles 3.20
L. Ganung 4 days and 4 miles 6.40
Robert Cameron 5 days and 40 miles 11.50
Andrew Cantrell 4 days and 40 miles 10.00
S. D. VanDyke 1 day and 14 miles 2.90
G. W. Lindsey 1 day and 20 miles 3.50
Tod. Cameron 4 days and 40 miles 10.00
Chas. Blockwell 2 days and 2 miles 3.20
L. T. Davis 1 day and 2 miles 1.70
Ed. R. Owen 1 day and 2 miles 1.70
Indian Billy 7 days and 4 miles 10.90
Sambo 1 day and 4 miles 1.90
Ellen 1 day and 4 miles 1.90
Minnie 1 day and 4 miles 1.90
Lizzie 4 days and 4 miles 6.40
    It was ordered by the Court that the following named witnesses for the Defendant in the case of State vs. Loy Shing be allowed:
    Gee Ye One 5 days and 22 miles 9.70
Gee Shute 5 days and 22 miles 9.70
Gee Luong Chung 5 days and 22 miles 9.70
Gee Mang 5 days and 22 miles 9.70
Gee Fawn 5 days and 22 miles 9.70
Gee Houng Gau 5 days and 22 miles 9.70
Gee Luy Luing 5 days and 22 miles 9.70
Gee Hung Fong 5 days and 22 miles 9.70
Gee Luy Faung 5 days and 22 miles 9.70
Gee Luang 5 days and 22 miles 9.70
Gee You 5 days and 22 miles 9.70
    Original Jury List for Jackson County, Oregon for the year commencing July 1871 as selected by the County Court of said County at the August term 1871 thereof:
    No. Names Precinct Occupation
1 Abbott, E. R. Applegate Farmer
2 Allen, Lafayette Applegate Farmer
3 Acock, William Applegate Miner
4 Anderson, D. P. Eden Farmer
5 Anderson, Q. N. Eden Farmer
6 Amerman, Henry Eden Farmer
7 Anderson, E. K. Eden Farmer
8 Barron, Hugh F. Ashland Farmer
9 Beeson, Welborn Eden Farmer
10 Brotherton, William Eden
11 Bellinger, Merit Eden Farmer
12 Burrell, Josiah Sterlingville Miner
13 Beck, T. L. Willow Springs Miner
14 Boothby, Albion Little Butte Creek Farmer
15 Beall, Vincent Manzanita Farmer
16 Brentano, Max Jacksonville Saloon Keeper
17 Beekman, C. C. Jacksonville Banker
18 Brown, George Jacksonville Carpenter
19 Coleman, John Eden Farmer
20 Cameron, William Union Town Farmer
21 Cantrell, Andrew Union Town Farmer
22 Chappell, Lyman Union Town Farmer
23 Cardwell, John C. Table Rock Farmer
24 Crutcher, J. W. Jacksonville Clerk
25 Constant, Isaac Manzanita Farmer
26 Drake, M. H. Union Town Farmer
27 Doty, Daniel Jacksonville Farmer
28 Dollarhide, Jesse Jacksonville Farmer
29 Donegan, John Jacksonville Blacksmith
30 Duncan, L. J. C. Jacksonville Miner
31 Dean, N. C. Willow Springs Farmer
32 Dodge, Jesse Willow Springs Miner
33 Dennis, Jasper Table Rock Farmer
34 Emery, Henry Ashland Cabinetmaker
35 Furry, Samuel Eden Farmer
36 Fisher, Daniel Willow Springs Farmer
37 Fisher, Newman Jacksonville Merchant
38 Gilson, Thomas Sterlingville Miner
39 Griffin, William M. Jacksonville Farmer
40 Grieve, John Eden Farmer
41 Grubb, John Ashland Farmer
42 Hall, Samuel Jacksonville Carpenter
43 Hyde, W. H. S. Jacksonville Miner
44 Herling, Louis Jacksonville Blacksmith
45 Haymond, Benjamin Rock Point Merchant
46 Haskins, William Union Town Blacksmith
47 Hillis, William P. Evans Creek Miner
48 Hale, W. M. Evans Creek Miner
49 Hutchinson, Richard Evans Creek Miner
50 Hopkins, Daniel Jacksonville Miner
51 Hill, Crawford Table Rock Farmer
52 Ish, Jacob Jacksonville Farmer
53 Kleinhammer, Claus Sterlingville Miner
54 Kubli, Kaspar Applegate Merchant
55 Kincaid, William B. Manzanita Farmer
56 Kilgore, James Jacksonville Farmer
57 Lacy, John Jacksonville Farmer
58 Lynch, George H. Eden Farmer
59 Linksweiler, Tobias E. Little Butte Creek Farmer
60 Miller, Charles Willow Springs Miner
61 McClendon, C. C. Table Rock Farmer
62 Murphy, Dennis Manzanita Farmer
63 Merriman, Wm. H. Manzanita Blacksmith
64 Myer, B. F. Ashland Farmer
65 McCall, John M. Ashland Manufacturer
66 Mathews, William Eden Farmer
67 Norton, Henry Eden Farmer
68 Nye, Chauncey Foots Creek Farmer
69 Nichols, J. J. Table Rock Farmer
70 Obenchain, Bartlett Willow Springs Farmer
71 Plymale, Francis Manzanita Farmer
72 Perry, Reuben B. Table Rock Farmer
73 Pernoll, William Applegate Farmer
74 Patterson, Joshua Eden Farmer
75 Ramey, Thomas Table Rock Farmer
76 Rowland, Jery T. Jacksonville Blacksmith
77 Richardson, Jesse Manzanita Farmer
78 Rockfellow, A. G. Ashland Miner
79 Reeser, B. F. Eden Tinner
80 Smith, Thomas Ashland Farmer
81 Sargent, C. S. Eden Farmer
82 Seyferth, John E. Little Butte Creek Farmer
83 Sears, Granville Jacksonville Farmer
84 Savage, C. W. Jacksonville Saloon Keeper
85 Slagle, John Applegate Miner & Farmer
86 Sutherland, William Big Butte Creek Farmer
87 Satterfield, Joseph Table Rock Farmer
88 Savage, James Rock Point Farmer
89 Schieffelin, Clinton Rock Point Farmer
90 Tupper, John Willow Springs Miner & Farmer
91 Thompson, Jacob Manzanita Farmer
92 Walker, Minus Ashland Farmer
93 Wrisley, John B. Manzanita Farmer
94 Williams, Charles Pleasant Creek Miner
95 Walker, John P. Ashland Farmer
96 Wells, John Ashland Farmer
97 Woolen, Isaac Eden Farmer
98 Waltz, Jacob Jacksonville Farmer
99 Yandell, Freeman Ashland Nurseryman
100 Yaudes, George Sterlingville Miner
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at Nine O'Clock.
L. J. C. Duncan, Co. Judge
John S. Herrin
Thomas Wright
    County Commissioners


Friday August 11th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present a full Board.
    The minutes of the proceedings of yesterday were read, approved and signed by the Judge--when the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The Petition of W. H. McDaniel and 23 others praying for the establishment of a County Road Sixty feet in width, Commencing at the intersection of California and third Streets in the town of Jacksonville and running thence South 22¾º west along the line of third Street until the same intersects the present traveled road from Sterling to Jacksonville about 10 chains South of the South line of the Corporation of the town of Jacksonville where said road will terminate,
    And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said petition has been signed by more than 12 householders living in the vicinity of said proposed road, And it further appearing that due and legal notice has been given of the intention to present a petition at this term of the Court, and that A. Fisher, one of the Petitioners having filed his Bond in the sum of two hundred Dollars, Conditioned as the law requires with C. C. Beekman as surety, which said Bond is accepted and approved--It is therefore considered by the Court that the prayer of the Petitioners be granted so far as have a view and survey of said road as prayed for in the petition for the same, and for that purpose James A. Cardwell, George Ratrie and James A. Wilson, three disinterested and competent Householders of said County be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said Roads and that James S. Howard, a skillful surveyor (or his deputy), be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of said Road, and it is hereby ordered that said viewers and surveyor meet at the office of the County Clerk of said County on Wednesday the 23rd day of August 1871, or upon their failure to meet on that day then within five days thereafter, and after being duly qualified according to law that they proceed to view, survey and lay out said road as prayed for in the Petition for the same and that said viewers, or a majority of them, shall make and sign a report in writing stating their opinion in favor of, or against, the establishment of said road, and set forth the reasons for the same, and deliver the same, together with a plat and survey of said road by one of their number to the County Clerk of said County on or before the third day of the session of the County Court then next ensuing.
    It is hereby ordered by the Court that the Building of the Bridge across Little Butte Creek near the residence of Peter Simons in Road District No. 16 be let to the lowest responsible bidder, and for that purpose it is ordered and directed by the Court that the County Clerk cause the same to be published in the Democratic Times for four successive weeks prior to the letting of the Building of said Bridge, that sealed proposals for the Building of said Bridge will be received at the County Clerk's office until 12 O'Clock M. September 18th 1871. Further, that the Supervisor of said Road District is hereby directed to put up Notices in three Public places in the County at least 20 days prior to the time of letting said Bridge, One of said Notices to be put up in the vicinity where said Bridge is to be built, which Notices shall state the General plan of said Bridge, Length, dimensions, &c. and that bids will be received at the Clerk's Office until the above date for Building said Bridge. The said Bridge to be built according to the plan and specifications on file in the County Clerk's Office.
    It is further ordered that all bidders be required to enclose a Bond in the sum of $500.00 with two or more sufficient sureties, to be void upon the condition that the bidder, if the contract is awarded to him, will enter into an agreement and give the necessary Bonds for the faithful performance of the contract--Further that no bids will be considered unless accompanied by the undertaking above mentioned.
    It was ordered by the Court that the Petition of "Won Yack" Chinaman (this day filed) claiming to be the Agent of the China witnesses in the Case for the Prosecution of "Luy Shing" on a charge of Murder, was referred to the Prosecuting Attorney to report to the next term of the Court as to correctness or incorrectness of the claims of said witnesses--
    It was ordered by the Court that The Petition of William Songer, Supervisor of Road District No. 1, asking for an appropriation from the County of Five Hundred Dollars to be expended under the direction of said Supervisor to put in repair the County Road leading from this Valley via Caldwell's or Soda Springs to Brown's on Link River, a distance of 25 miles, be deferred until a subsequent meeting of the Board.
    The following Report was submitted for the action of the Board.
Jacksonville, Oregon Augt. 11th 1871
To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners
Gentlemen:
    By your request, I visited Robert Banister to ascertain his condition and his ability to pay for surgical aid, and found him in bad condition from a rupture. In regard to his ability to pay, he has nothing that is not necessary for the support of his family. He desired one to say to your Honorable Body that if you can furnish him something from the County Treasury, that with the aid of his friends on Applegate, he can go to San Francisco and have an operation performed that is essential to his recovery--And by his request I lay the matter before your Honorable Body for your Consideration.
Yours Respectfully,
    E. D. Foudray
        Agent of the Board
    $150.00. The foregoing Report was directed by the Board to be spread upon the Journal, and it was ordered by the Board that a county warrant for One Hundred and fifty Dollars be issued to E. D. Foudray (as Agent for the Board for the Care of the Indigent sick and poor of the County) the money to be sent by said Agent to Dugan & Wall, Crescent City, Cal., to be by them paid to said Robert Banister as soon as he gets his Passage secured on the Steamer from Crescent City to San Francisco and not otherwise.
    It was ordered by the Board that the consideration of the Report and Petition of P. Fehely, late Street Commissioner for Jacksonville, be deferred until a subsequent meeting of the Board, for the reason that the Board are unable fully to understand the Petition.
    It was ordered by the Board that the County Clerk be and he is hereby authorized to procure the necessary Blank Books for the use of the County in which are to be kept the County Records.
    It is ordered by the Court that the Building of a Bridge across Evans Creek on the present traveled stage Road in Road District No. 13 be let to the lowest responsible bidder, and for that purpose it is ordered and directed by the Court that the County Clerk cause the same to be published in the Democratic Times for four successive weeks prior to the letting of said Bridge, that sealed proposals for the Building of said Bridge will be received at the County Clerk's office until 12 O'Clock M. September 25th A.D. 1871. And the Supervisor of said Road District is hereby directed to put up Notices in three Public places in the County at least 20 days prior to the time of the letting of said Bridge, One of said Notices to be put up where said Bridge is to be built, which notices shall state the general plan of said Bridge, Length, dimensions, &c. and that bids will be received at the Clerk's office until the above date for the Building of said Bridge, the said Bridge to be built according to plan and specifications on file in the County Clerk's office.
    It is further ordered that all bidders are required to enclose with their Bids a Bond in the sum of Two thousand Dollars, with two or more sufficient sureties to be void upon the condition that the bidder, if the Contract is awarded to him, will within 10 days thereafter enter into an agreement and give the necessary Bonds for the faithful performance of the Contract. Further that no bids will be considered unless accompanied by the undertaking above mentioned. Upon opening the Bids, the Contract will be awarded to the lowest bidder, having due reference to the fact which of them is best qualified for the undertaking--The County Court reserving the right to reject any and all bids.
    It is ordered by the Court that so much of the County Road running from Jacksonville to Canyonville by way of Rock Point, as is embraced between the 13 mile post on said Road and terminating at a Pine 15 Inches in diameter near the Store House of White and Haymond, a distance of 37.80 chains, be leased to any person or corporation to open, improve and keep the same in good repair for travel thereon for a period of ten years with the right in consideration thereof to collect and receive tolls at one gate for travel thereon in the manner prescribed by the General Laws of Oregon, Chapter 47, Title 3. And it is further ordered that the County Clerk cause a Notice to be published in the Democratic Times for four successive weeks prior to the letting of said road that sealed bids for the leasing of said Road will be received at the County Clerk's office until 12 O'Clock M. September 15th, A.D. 1871. No bids will be considered unless accompanied by an undertaking executed by two or more sufficient sureties in the sum of two thousand Dollars, to be void upon the condition that the bidder if the lease is awarded to him, will within ten days thereafter enter into a contract for keeping the road, and give the necessary undertaking for the faithful performance of the Contract.
    Upon the opening of the Bids, the lease will be awarded to the lowest bidder, having due reference to the fact which of them is best qualified for the undertaking.
    The County Court reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
L. J. C. Duncan, Co. Judge
John S. Herrin
Thomas Wright
    County Commissioners


[Wednesday, September 6th 1871]
    Be it remembered that on Wednesday, the 6th Septr. A.D. 1871, The County Court for the state of Oregon for the County of Jackson met in regular session for the transaction of County business.
Present Hon. L. J. C. Duncan, Co. Judge
John S. Herrin & Thomas Wright, County Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Whereas since the Board of County Commissioners met in regular Session at the August term last past, The Presiding Officer of this Board, the Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, County Judge, has been called from among us in the midst of his usefulness by the hand of death; therefore, be it
    Resolved 1. That in the death of Judge T. H. B. Shipley, this Board has lost one of its most esteemed members, This community a prominent citizen, and this County a faithful guardian of its interests;
    Resolved 2nd: That we deeply sympathize with the family and relatives of the deceased over their great loss;
    Resolved 3rd: That the minutes of these proceedings and a copy of these Resolutions be spread upon the Records of this Court.
    Owing to the Sickness of the County Judge at the time of the adjournment of this Court at its last August Session, the Records of the business of the term were not signed by the County Judge as is by law required to be done, And the interests of the County demand that prompt action be taken in relation to certain business transacted by the County Board at its last session. Therefore, we, the undersigned, the County Court for Jackson County, Oregon, in regular session met, hereby ratify and confirm all the proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners made at their regular session in August 1871, as the same appears of Record.
L. J. C. Duncan, County Judge
John S. Herrin
Thomas Wright, County Commissioners
    Hon. L. J. C. Duncan, having been appointed as County Judge by his excellency L. F. Grover, Governor of Oregon, and he, the said L. J. C. Duncan, having heretofore qualified as said County Judge by taking the oath of office and filing the same with the Clerk of this Court as by Statute provided, appeared and took his seat as President of the Board.
    It was ordered by the Board that the following fees be allowed on the Transcripts of J. R. Wade, filed heretofore, in the case of State of Oregon vs. James Good.
$7.05. J. R. Wade, J.P.
  7.05. J. R. Wade, J.P. State of Oregon vs. Julius Werner
  7.05. J. R. Wade, J.P. State of Oregon vs. Charles Morrell
  25.50. Stephen Booth, Constable, on Warrant State vs. Charles Morrell
    $227.88. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of B. F. Wade, Supervisor of Road District No. 26, for repairs done on Bridge across Rogue River in Said District (by order of the Court), amounting to two Hundred and twenty-Seven and 88/100 dollars, be allowed.
    $32.03. Bill of A. V. Gillette for lumber furnished Wm. F. Songer, Supervisor of Road District No. 1, as per bill rendered amounting to thirty-two dollars and three cents was by order of the Court allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the following bills be allowed on the survey and view of road on Little Butte Creek, near Peter Simon's residence--
    Milton Lindley surveying, making return and plat of survey $12.00
    M. Hanley, viewer 2 days 4.00
James McDonough 2 days 4.00
M. Hanley, marker 2 days 4.00
James McDonough, chainman 2 days 4.00
Thomas F. Beall 2 days 4.00
Thomas F. Beall, viewer 2 days 4.00
    $21.35. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of N. C. Dean for articles furnished Morse, a County Charge, amounting to $21.35, be allowed.
    $4.45. It was ordered by the Board that Wm. Kahler be allowed fees on the transcript heretofore filed in the case of State vs. Yan & Toy, amounting to Four & forty-five one hundredth Dollars.
    It was ordered by the Court that the fees be allowed on the transcript of Wm. Kahler, J.P. heretofore filed in this Court, State vs. J. L. Hall, amounting as follows to:

    William Kahler, J.P. $  7.80
E. Dimick, Constable 23.90
Witnesses
W. C. Holmes $  2.70
Henry Whitsell 2.70
G. W. Tetherow 2.70
J. B. Brown 2.70
Wm. Bryce 2.70
Joseph Pollock 2.70
    $8.40. Bill of L. L. Williams for Abstract of lands of Oregon Central Military Road Company furnished for use of County amounting to Eight Dollars & 40 cts was by order of the Court allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the following fees be allowed on the apprehension of James Good, Julius Werner and Charles Morrell for Larceny:
$57.70. J. Vanburen, Sheriff, Douglas County
$21.05. To Henry Klippel Telegraphic Dispatches
$84.00. To Henry Klippel for Deputy, Special Deputy, board & fare of Sheriff to and from Roseburg, board and fare of 3 Prisoners from Roseburg amounting to Eighty-four Dollars.
    $1.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Gustaf Karewski for one bushel of lime furnished to disinfect the County Jail, amounting to one dollar, be allowed.
    $5.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of W. F. Howlett be allowed for cleaning out Court House well, amounting to five dollars.
    $138.00. It was ordered by the Board that the following fees be allowed to Henry Klippel as Sheriff:
    Keeping Jail and Board of Jailer Augt. 1871 $70.00
Board of Prisoners to Septr. 4th 1871 48.00
Commitment & discharge of Forsyth 2.00
Commitment of Morrell, Good & Werner 3.00
3 days' attendance on County Court Augt. term   15.00
138.00
    $81.40. Bill of Silas J. Day for services rendered the County as County Clerk for the month of August 1871 amounting to Eighty-one & 40/100 Dollars was ordered by the board to be allowed.
    $6.50. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Silas J. Day, amounting to $6.50 for stationery and Postage Stamps for use of County, be allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the Bills for view and survey of Road from intersection of Cal. & 3rd Streets to connect with Sterlingville Road, be allowed:
    Milton Lindley for survey & plat of said road $6.00
    J. H. McClintic, Chainman one day 2.00
Sylvester Smith, Chainman 1 day 2.00
J. Million, Marker 1 day 2.00
James A. Cardwell, viewer 2.00
James A. Wilson, viewer 2.00
    $1.50. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of R. S. Dunlap for filling & hauling 3 Bed ticks with straw for use of County Jail, amounting to one & 50/100 Dollars, be allowed.
    $80.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Democratic Times Office, Printing Notice of Final exhibit 35.00, leasing County Road (at Rock Point) 15.00; Building lower Bridge Little Butte Creek 15.00; Assessor's Notice (8 weeks) $15.00--Amounting in all to eighty dollars, be allowed.
    $15.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of H. K. Hanna for fees as District Attorney in the cases of the State vs. Morrell, Good and Werner before J. R. Wade, J.P. $5.00 each, Total fifteen dollars, be allowed.
    $5.00. It was ordered by the Court that the Bill of J. W. Manning for five dollars for hire of Horse & buggy for E. D. Foudray to visit Robert Banister by order of the County Commissioners Court--be allowed.
    $27.89. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of William Bilger, amounting to twenty-Seven and 89/100 Dollars for articles furnished to S. L. Morse, a County Charge, for the month of August 1871, be allowed.
    $20.00. It was ordered by the Board that Lafayette Allen be allowed twenty dollars for Board and Care of Martin, a County Charge, for August 1871.
    $25.00. It was ordered by the Board that A. Jones be allowed the sum of twenty-five dollars for Board, clothing, and care of Hanley, a County Charge, for the month of August 1871.
    It was ordered by the Board that the Chinese witnesses examined on the part of the State at the preliminary examination of Loy Shing on a charge of murder before James R. Wade, Justice of the Peace, be allowed, as follows:

    Ah You 5 days attendance & 22 miles $  9.70
Bah Goon 5 days attendance & 22 miles 9.70
Ah Tong 5 days attendance & 22 miles 9.70
Gou You 5 days attendance & 22 miles 9.70
Bing Wor 5 days attendance & 10 miles 8.50
Ah Chung 5 days attendance & 10 miles 8.50
Quong Mow 5 days attendance & 10 miles 8.50
Charley 2 days attendance & 18 miles 4.80
Pore Hang 2 days attendance & 2 miles 3.20
Ah Shing 1 days attendance & 2 miles 1.70
Uh Chung 5 days attendance & 10 miles 9.70
Wong do Aug 5 days attendance & 10 miles   9.70
$93.40
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge


Thursday, September 7th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present a full Board, the minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read and approved when the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Now at this day the report of the viewers appointed at the last term of this Court to view and locate a County Road commencing at the intersection of Cal. & third Streets in Jacksonville was taken up and Publicly read the second time, which report is in words and figures following, to wit:
To the Hon. County Court of Jackson County, Oregon,
    The undersigned viewers appointed to view and locate County Road as prayed for in the petition of W. H. McDaniel & others
    Beg leave to submit the accompanying Survey and Plat and Recommend the opening of said road, and we think that the cost will not exceed the sum of two Hundred dollars.
Signed
James A. Wilson
J. A. Cardwell
    And the said report having been publicly read upon two different days of the present term of this Court, to wit: the first time on yesterday & the second time this day--and there being no remonstrance filed to the same, and no petition for damages or for a review filed, and the Court being satisfied that said public road will be of great utility, and the Surveyor's report, plat and field notes accompanying the said report of the viewers--
    It is considered by the Court that said report be and is hereby in all things confirmed. And it is further ordered by the board that said report, together with the Report of the surveyor, also the plat and survey of said Road be recorded, and from thenceforth said Road be declared a public highway, and the Supervisor through whose district the said road passes is hereby ordered to open the same and keep the same in good repair for travel thereon. And it is further ordered that so much of the old road as is embraced in the new road be declared vacated.
    It having Come to the knowledge of the Board that Harvey Deskins, Supervisor of Road District No. 11, has removed from said Road District, It is hereby ordered that David N. Birdseye be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said Road District No. 11 until February term of this Court 1872 and the said Harvey Deskins is required to account for and pay over to the said D. N. Birdseye all moneys that may be in his, Harvey Deskins', hands by virtue of his office.
    It was ordered by the Board that the action of the County Clerk in Issuing Peddlers' licenses to Joaquin Gomes for one Month from August 17th, Samuel Kohn for one month from August 28th and to T. L. Gilmore for one month from Septr. 6th during the recess of this Court--be confirmed.
    It having come to the knowledge of the Board that the Bridge on the Stage Road across Ashland Creek in Road District No. 2 is in an unsafe condition for travel over the same, it is hereby ordered by the Board that John Marks, Supervisor of said Road District, proceed immediately to repair the Bridge aforesaid, and the Clerk of this Court notify the said Supervisor of the orders of this Court. And it is further ordered by the Court that the said Supervisor expend all the available money and work unexpended in his road District in opening the County Road on the new survey, Commencing near the 14 mile post from Jacksonville to Yreka, and running thence Southward on the said Survey until it intersects the present traveled Stage Road.
    The Petition of William F. Songer, Supervisor of Road District No. 1, Continued for consideration from last term, and the Court having duly considered the matter, arrived at the following conclusions that the Prayer of the Petition be denied for the reason that the sum of $500.00 is insufficient to build a Bridge across "Jenny Creek" and to repair the road for the distance of twenty-five miles as described in the Petition aforesaid--And for the further reason that the Board have in contemplation the letting of said Road at the October term ensuing as a Toll Road in accordance with the Code page 873--and the Clerk notify said Supervisor.
    It was ordered by the Court that Thomas Wright, County Commissioner, be and he is hereby authorized and requested to proceed, examine and accurately measure the height of the proposed Bridge to be built across Little Butte Creek near the residence of Peter Simon, and report the same at the next term of this Court.
    It was ordered by the Court that B. F. Wade, Supervisor of Road District No. 26, be and he is hereby ordered to proceed and repair or build a Bridge across a Gulch or stream near Guts Defeat in his District immediately, and report Bills for the same to this Court--And that the Clerk notify the Supervisor of said order.
    $69.00. It was ordered by the Court that the Bills of Dr. L. T. Davis for 20-three days Hospital attendance for Jas. Smith, a County Charge, at $3.00 per day $69.00 and for Six days attendance in Hospital on Richard Kersh, a State Patient, at $3.00 per day, amounting to $18.00 was both allowed.
    $40.80. It was ordered by the Court that John S. Herrin be allowed for 9 days attendance as County Commissioner and mileage for 4 times traveling to the County Seat to attend County Court $1.20 each time, $4.80, and $36 fees total forty and 80/100 dollars.
    $40.00. It was ordered by the Court that Thomas Wright be allowed for 9 days services as County Commissioner ending Septr. 7th 1871 at $4.00 per day $36.00 and 4 dollars as mileage--Total $40.00.
    The Report and Petition of P. Fehely, late street Commissioner of Jacksonville, deferred from last term to this term of the Court, was taken up and there being no one present, neither Fehely nor his Attorney, the action of the Board on said petition is indefinitely postponed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the County Clerk is hereby authorized to have the necessary repairs done in the Court House on Judge's Desk and Clerk's table.
    And the Court adjourned until Monday, September 18th 1871.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge

Monday, September 18th A.D. 1871
    The County Court for Jackson County, Oregon (sitting for County business) met pursuant to adjournment, Present
Hon. L. J. C. Duncan, Judge
John S. Herrin and Thomas Wright, Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The minutes of the last day's proceedings were read, approved and signed by the Judge.
    It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that William Simpson (Supervisor of Road District No. 17, who was appointed at the July term 1871 of this Court to superintend the letting of the Bridge to be built across Little Butte Creek near the residence of James Miller) has left the district, and there is no one to receive the timbers with which said bridge is to be built, and James Miller having received the Contract for the Building of said Bridge, and having filed his Bonds with the necessary undertaking for the faithful performance of the Contract, and he refusing to construct said Bridge until the timbers for the same have been received by the County to know whether said timbers accord with the specifications for the same or no--
    It is hereby ordered by the Court that Henry Pape, a practical mechanic, be and he is hereby appointed the receiver of said timbers, with instructions to repair to the site of said Bridge and ascertain whether or no the timbers furnished for the said Bridge are in accordance with the specifications for the same, and that the said receiver make a report of the same to this Court on or before the next regular term thereof and that the Clerk of this Court notify the said Henry Pape of this order.
    The petition of P. Fehely for claim as street Commissioner indefinitely postponed at the last term of this Court was again taken up and after duly considering the matter, It was ordered by the Court that the claim be rejected.
    It is hereby ordered that the District Attorney be instructed to apply to the Hon. P. P. Prim, Judge of the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson, immediately upon his arrival in the County, for leave to commence an action against the "Rock Point Bridge Company" for the purpose of annulling its charter for nonfeasance and misfeasance, and if such leave be granted, then to commence an action immediately against said Company for the purpose of annulling its corporate franchise.
    It is hereby ordered by the Board that the Clerk of this Court be instructed to notify David Sexton to cease from collecting Tolls on the Rock Point Bridge for travel thereon from this date and henceforward, and if he, the said David Sexton, collects and receive Tolls for travel over said Bridge after this date that the law will be enforced against him for so doing.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at Nine o'clock.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge

Tuesday, September the 19th 1871
    The County Court of Jackson County, Oregon, met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present a full Board. The minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read and approved,
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Whereas, It having come to the knowledge of the Board from the report of the Commissioners appointed by this Board at the July term 1871, to examine and report on the Rock Point Bridge across Rogue River, and from other sources that the said Bridge is in an unsafe condition for travel over the same, and the County liable for any damages that might result from accidents from travel over the said Bridge, and there being an urgent necessity that the said Bridge be put in condition immediately for safe travel over it,
    It is therefore considered by the Court that James M. McDonough, a practical Mechanic, be and he is hereby appointed as a suitable person to repair the said Bridge, the repairing of the same to be under the supervision of Thomas Wright, one of the County Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon, the said Bridge to be put in a safe condition as in the opinion of the before-mentioned parties, the safety of the Public travel may demand for travel over the same--
    It was considered by the Board that H. K. Hanna, a citizen of this County, be recommended to the Board of School Land Commissioners for the State of Oregon as a person [in] every way suitable for the Local Agent of said board for this county, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Hon. T. H. B. Shipley as Agt. of said Board.
    And the Court adjourned until Monday, the 25th Septr. 1871.
[unsigned]


Monday, September 25th A.D. 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present a full Board,
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Minutes of the Proceedings of Tuesday, September 19th 1871 were read and approved.
    Whereas James M. McDonough was appointed to repair the Bridge at Rock Point across Rogue River on the last day of this court, and whereas James M. McDonough has refused and neglected to receive the said appointment and perform the duties enjoined under said order, And A. M. Berry, a practical mechanic, be and he is hereby appointed to repair the said Bridge under the Supervision of Thomas Wright.
    The Report of Henry Pape, appointed at the last term of this Court as a receiver of the Timbers for the construction of a Bridge across Little Butte Creek near the residence of James Miller Came on to be heard, which said report substantially sets forth that the timbers for the said Bridge did not fully comply with the specifications for the same, but are of sufficient size and quality for the building of said bridge and could be made to answer the purpose of the building of said bridge with more hewing, and the said reviewer received the said timbers from Isaac Skeeters (who had contracted with William Simpson, Supervisor of the Road District in which said bridge is to be built for the sum of one Hundred and fifty dollars to furnish the said timbers hewn on the ground) and turned them over to James Miller, the Bridge Contractor, with an agreement that the said James Miller should do the necessary hewing on said timbers for the sum of twenty dollars, in addition to the Contract price for building said bridge--which report is accepted by the Board.
    $150.00. Bill of Isaac Skeeters for hewing and delivering the timbers for the Butte Creek Bridge near the residence of James Miller, by special agreement of the Board of County Commissioners, amounting to the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, was allowed & ordered that a county warrant Issue to the Said Isaac Skeeters for the amount.
    Whereas by an order of this Court heretofore made, to wit August 11th 1871, that sealed proposals would be received at the County Clerk's office until noon of this day for the building of a Bridge across Little Butte Creek near the residence of Peter Simon, and whereas, on the opening of said sealed proposals, it appeared that Isaac Skeeters, a resident of this County, was the lowest responsible bidder for the building of said bridge, and whereas the said Isaac Skeeters having filed with his Bid the Bond in the sum of Five hundred Dollars as by the said order required, which said bond is approved, that he the said Isaac Skeeters if the contract for the building of said bridge was awarded to him, would within 10 days after the contract was let, enter into an agreement with the said Commissioners and give the necessary Bonds to said Commissioners for the faithful performance of the Contract.
    And it is hereby ordered that the said Contract be awarded to the said Isaac Skeeters for the building of said bridge, on his filing Bonds in the sum of Two thousand dollars to be approved by the County Judge of said Jackson County, said Bonds to be void if he, the said Isaac Skeeters, shall complete the said bridge according to the specifications for the same now on file in the County Clerk's office, said Bridge to be completed in all respects by the 1st day of December 1871--for the sum of one thousand Dollars, the said Bridge to be built according to the following
Specifications
  2 Outside stringers on Main Span 56 feet long 10x16 Inches
4 Main Braces 22 feet long 10x14 Inches
2 Center Braces 18 feet long 10x14 Inches
4 Center posts on top of Bridge to be 14 feet long 10x14 Inches
4 Center Braces   8 feet long   6x8 Inches
2 Crop sills under Main Span 28 feet long 12x14 Inches
12 Joists 19 feet long   5x16 Inches
8 Iron Rods 11 feet long 1½ Inches
4 Iron Rods through foot of Main braces and sill 3½ feet long 1½ Inches
4 Iron Caps through which the rods are to pass, to be placed on top of Braces 4 Inches square 1 Inch
2 Mud Sills to be set on bed Rock--The mud Sills to be bolted in the bed Rock two feet deep, with Iron bolts 1½ Inches thick, with two bolts in each mud Sill--to be placed equal distances from each end & center of mud still 28 ft. Long 14x14 Inches
2 Caps for mud Sill 16 feet long 14x14 Inches
  4 Posts under main span 20 feet long or long enough to raise Bridge when completed at least 2 feet above high water mark, these posts to be of good yellow pine 14x14. All the stringers and joists to be notched down one Inch where they rest on the Caps. All the frame work top & bottom of Bridge to be thoroughly braced with double braces, with timbers 6 by 8 Inches, Posts and railing for Balusters 4 by 4 Inches, railing to be 3 feet high, Posts & Braces to be set 8 feet apart on plank of flooring extended 4 feet on each side of Bridge for that purpose, Braces to be 2x4 Inches, plank for flooring 16 feet long, 7 to 10 Inches wide & 4 Inches thick
5 Stringers for Aprons on South Side of Bridge 30 feet long 10 by 16 Inches--5 Stringers on North side of Bridge to be 40 feet long 10 by 16 Inches--All the timbers and flooring to be of good sound fir timber, except the mud Sills and 4 Main posts which may be of good yellow pine--flooring to be well Spiked down with 60d Spikes or pinned down with wooden pins--2 Boards 12 Inches wide each and 1½ Inches thick to be set on edge on top of floor inside of Balusters full length of bridge both sides to be well spiked on
    Whereas by an order of this court made August 11th 1871 that sealed proposals would be received at the County Clerk's office of said County until 12 O'clock M. this day for the building of a Bridge across Evans Creek on the present traveled Stage Road, and whereas on the opening of said sealed proposals for the Construction of said Bridge, there was but one bid for the same, to wit: that of A. M. Berry and Edwin Smith, who bid the sum of $2,433 Gold Coin--And whereas the Board of Commissioners thought the bid too high for the amount of work to be performed, deferred the further consideration of the matter until the next regular meeting of the Board, in course.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge


[Monday, September 25th 1871]
    Be it remembered that the Board of equalization to examine and correct the Assessment Roll of Jackson County, Oregon, for the year 1871, met at the Clerk's office in said County on Monday, the 25th day of September, 1871--The reason why the said Board did not meet on the last Monday in August as by law provided was owing to the death of the former County Judge, T. H. B. Shipley, a member of this Board.--
Present Hon. L. J. C. Duncan, County Judge
David Redpath, County Assessor
Silas J. Day, County Clerk
    The County Judge and County Clerk, two members of the said Board, being engaged in the transaction of County Commissioners' business, the Board met, and adjourned until tomorrow, the 26th, at 9 O'Clock A.M.
L. J. C. Duncan, Co. Judge


Tuesday, September 26th 1871
    The Board of Equalization met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present
Hon. L. J. C. Duncan, County Judge
David Redpath, County Assessor
Silas J. Day, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The following named persons had their Assessments raised for the year 1871--to wit:
    John Anderson (on A. M. Berry's place) $1,500
Welborn Beeson on Real Estate 500
Merit Bellinger on Personal property
Rial Benedict on Personal property
R. J. Cameron on Real Estate 1,000
Patrick Dunn 1,000
James W. McDonough 500
Conrad Mingus 1,000
Thomas McAndrew 500
Champion T. Payne    500
6,500
    And the Board adjourned until tomorrow Morning at 8 O'Clock.
L. J. C. Duncan, Co. Judge


Wednesday, September 27th 1871
    The Board met this morning pursuant to adjournment. A Full Board present,         When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The Board continued its labors from yesterday in the examination and correction of the Assessment Roll--as follows--
    Horace Roots, Real Estate raised $   500
John E. Ross, Real Estate raised 1,000
Thomas Rainey 1,000
Thomas Smith 500
James W. Simpson 500
Jacob Thompson 500
John P. Walker 1,000
Isaac Woolen 1,000
    James P. Helms appeared before the Board and stated that the Assessment of his Real Estate at $3,000 Dollars was not in proportion to the Assessment of similar lands adjoining him and asked to have his Assessment Reduced. The Board after considering the matter reduced his Assessment $500.00, making the Assessment on his Real Estate for the year at $2500 dollars.
    The Board, having gone through the entire Assessment Roll as returned by the Assessor, ordered that notices be served upon the above named persons whose Assessments have been raised to appear before the Board of County Commissioners for Jackson County, Oregon on Wednesday, October 4th 1871 at 10 O'Clock A.M. and show cause, If any they have, why their Assessments should not be increased as hereinbefore mentioned.
    And the Board adjourned "Sine die"
L. J. C. Duncan, Co. Judge


[Tuesday, October 3rd 1871]
    Be it remembered that at a term of the County Court for the State of Oregon, for Jackson County, held at the Court House in said County on Tuesday, October 3rd A.D. 1871 at which were present
Hon. L. J. C. Duncan, Judge
Thomas Wright and John S. Herrin, County Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    The following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The Board of Equalization sitting for Jackson County, Oregon, met on the 25th day of August [sic] and adjourned on the 27th and the business of the Board not being fully completed and certain parties cited to appear before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, the 4th day of October and several of said persons appearing before this board this day the consideration of the subject matter was deferred until tomorrow.
    $7.50. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of R. S. Dunlap for hauling rock and dirt from Court House well, amounting to $7.50, be allowed.
    $13.12. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of D. N. Birdseye for Bridge Lumber furnished to H. P. Deskins amounting to 750 feet at the rate [of]  17.50 per M., $13.12, be allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Henry Klippel, Sheriff, be allowed as follows--
    Keeping Jail & Board of Jailer for Septr. $  70.00
Board of 4 Prisoners 4 weeks & 2 days each 102.86
Serving Notices from Equalization Board 28.50
Summoning Jury for Octr. term Co. Court 24.00
1 Day's attendance on County Court 5.00
Serving order on Sexton & copy       1.50
$231.86
    $150.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Silas J. Day for services as clerk for Septr. 1871 amounting to one hundred and fifty dollars be allowed.
    $100.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Wm. M. Turner for services as School Superintendent for Jackson County for quarter ending Octr. 1st 1871 amounting to $100.00 be allowed.
    $25.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of B. F. Dowell for publishing in Sentinel Receipts and Expenditures of Jackson County for the fiscal year ending July 1871, amounting to twenty-five dollars, be allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of H. K. Hanna, District Attorney, be allowed for the following fees:
Conducting examination of Joe Wells before Justice Gillette & services in exhuming the body of James Dennis--Fifteen Dollars
John Ambrose before Wade--Five dollars
Examination of Catt adjudged Insane--5 dollars
    $32.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Wm. Bilger for articles furnished Morse, a County Charge, for the Month of September, amounting to $32.00 Dollars be allowed.
    $8.62. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of W. B. Douglas for articles furnished County Patients and for use of Jail and for use of County amounting to Eight Dollars and 62 cents be allowed.
    $27.75. Bill of Robb & Kahler for articles furnished the County, and for Jail, and for County Patients amounting to twenty-seven and 75/100 Dollars was allowed and ordered paid.
    $37.50. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of William Cummings for work on Court House well 12½ days at $3.00 per day was allowed & ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount of thirty-seven and fifty/one hundredth dollars.
    $39.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of W. F. Howlett, amounting to thirty-nine dollars for 13 days' work on Court house well, be allowed.
    $83.25. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of B. F. Wade, amounting to $83.25 for Building Bridge near Guts Defeat in Road District No. 26, be allowed.
    $8.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of E. D. Foudray for 1 pair of Blankets furnished for use of County Jail amounting to Eight dollars be allowed.
    $5.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of R. S. Dunlap for digging grave for Wm. Hermann, a County Pauper, amounting to five dollars, be allowed.
    Whereas Wm. Hermann, deceased, was not a County patient until within three days prior to his death, Therefore the Board allows on the following Bills, only, the expenses incurred from the time his case was reported to the County Judge, to wit:
    $3.00. On the Bill of Wm. Songer for Board of Deceased three weeks at $6.00 per week amounting to 18 dollars, It was ordered that three dollars be allowed.
    $7.50. On the Bill of H. O. St. John for nursing and care of said Deceased, Balance claimed as due amounting to $47.00--It was ordered that the sum of $7.50 be allowed.
    $7.00. On the Bill of Dr. H. T. Inlow for Medical treatment of deceased amounting to $52.00, It was ordered by the Board that the sum of Seven dollars be allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed fees as per diem and mileage on the Inquest held on the Body of James Dennis found murdered on Emigrant Creek in Ashland Precinct--

    L. Ganung, Coroner $23.90
Helman & Tozer, making coffin 10.00
W. F. Songer, digging grave 5.00
W. F. Songer, burying deceased 5.00
Henry Klippel's Bill serving subpoenas 10.15
    Isador Caro, Juror $1.00 mileage 1.20 2.20
Wm. Patterson, Juror 1.00 mileage 1.20 2.20
R. H. Dunlap, Juror 1.00 mileage 1.20 2.20
Julius E. Foss, Juror 1.00 mileage 1.20 2.20
Isaac Miller, Juror 1.00 mileage 1.20 2.20
John Howell, Juror 1.00 mileage 1.20 2.20
Zenas Howard ) 1.50
Joseph Kellin ) witnesses 1.50
John Murphy )     1.50
$71.75
    E. D. Foudray, who was appointed Agent of the County Commissioners' Court at the July term 1871 to Superintend and provide for the Indigent and Poor of Jackson County, with instructions to make a quarterly report of his acts under said appointment, Submitted his first quarterly report, which was ordered filed, which is done accordingly.
    $75.00. And it was ordered by the Board that E. D. Foudray be allowed the sum of $75.00 dollars as Agent of said Board for the quarter ending this date.
    $98.00. It was ordered by the Board that Thos. Wright, as Superintendent of the Repairs on the Rock Point Bridge, be allowed for getting out square timber for said Bridge $64.00 and for hauling the same $34.00--Total $98.00.
    $25.00. It was ordered by the Board that A. Jones be allowed the sum of twenty-five dollars for Board, clothing and care of Hanley, a County Charge, for the Month of September 1871.
    $20.00. It was ordered by the Board that Lafayette Allen be allowed the sum of twenty dollars for Board, clothing and care of Martin, a County Charge, for the month of September 1871.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
L. J. C. Duncan, Co. Judge


Wednesday, October 4th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present a full Board. The minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read and approved.
    Whereas the Board of Equalization for Jackson County, Oregon, sitting to examine and correct the Assessment Rolls of said County on the 25th and adjourned its labors on the 27th Septr. and failed to complete the examination and correction--and the law provides that the Board of County Commissioners shall finish up the labors of said Equalization Board.
    E. K. Anderson appeared before the Board of Commissioners and made a Statement that the Co. Assessor had assessed his Real Estate at $6,500 dollars and he, the said Anderson, thought the assessment too high in proportion to the valuation of Similar lands in his neighborhood, and asking that the Assessment on his Real Estate be reduced. The Board, after considering the matter, reduced the valuation of his Real Estate 1,000 Dollars, leaving the valuation of his Real estate now at $5,500.
    Isaac Woolen appeared before the Board and made a Statement that the board of Equalization raised his land too high and asked to have his Real Estate reduced for taxable purposes, after consideration of the same it was considered by the Board that the said Isaac Woolen's Assets on Real estate be placed at $3,500 dollars.
    Merit Bellinger appeared before the Board and stated that there was a mistake made In the Assessment of his personal property and asked that $1,000.00 Dollars be added to his personal property which would make the total Valuation of his taxable property at $3,624 Dollars.
    Jacob Thompson appeared before the Board and asked that the valuation set on his Real Estate by the Board of Equalization be reduced, and the Board considered that the valuation on his Real Estate be placed at $3,000 Dollars, the amount set by the Equalization Board.
    Rial Benedict appeared and made a Statement to the Board that his property was assessed below its value and the Board raised his Assessment $1,000.00 Dollars, his Real Estate making his total Assessments for the year at $1,026 Dollars.
    C. T. Payne appeared before the board and asked to have the valuation on his real estate reduced, the premises considered, It is ordered that the valuation be now $1,500 Dollars, the amount placed by Equalization Board.
    James McDonough appeared and made his statement to the Board and acquiesced in the valuation set upon his Real Estate by the Board of Equalization which was $1500.00 Dollars.
    Welborn Beeson appeared before the Board and asked to have the valuation of his Real Estate as placed by the Board of Equalization at $3,000 Dollars be reduced 500 dollars--the premises considered, it is ordered that the valuation remain as placed by the said board.
    John P. Walker appeared and stated that his place had always been assessed at 4,000 Dollars and asked that the 1,000 Dollars excess placed upon it by the Equalization Board be remitted. After considering the matter, It was ordered by the Board that 500 Dollars be added to the valuation placed upon the Real Estate by the Assessor--making the valuation of his Real Estate at $4,500 Dollars.
    $10.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of the Democratic Times office for Printing 400 Blank Subpoenas amounting to $10.00 be allowed.
    $81.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Dr. L. T. Davis for Hospital attendance on James Smith, a County Charge, from September 7th to October 3rd 1871 Inclusive, 27 days at 3 dollars per day, amounting to $81.00 be allowed.
    $63.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Dr. L. T. Davis for Hospital attendance on Richard Kersh, a State patient, from Septr. 13th 1871 to October 3rd 1871 Inclusive, 21 days at three Dollars per day amounting to $63.00 be allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the Fees on Fee Bill Certified up by A. V. Gillette, J.P. on the preliminary examination of Joseph Wells on the charge of Murder--be allowed as follows--to wit:
     A. V. Gillette, J.P. 22.15   Amount brought up $109.05
Henry Klippel, Sheriff 18.50 Haines True, Witness 2.10
S. Booth, Constable 16.00 John Howell, Witness 1.80
Julius Foss, Guard 12.00 Isaac Miller, Witness 1.50
Lee Roy, Guard 3.00 J. M. Prine, Witness 2.50
Wm. Judson, Guard 3.00 John Mankin, Witness 3.90
Wm. Songer, Board & Lodging Samuel Hamilton 2.10
    Guards & Prisoner 13.50 Alex. Hamilton 2.10
L. Ganung, Witness 1.50 A. D. Burton 2.90
Zenas Howard, Witness 2.50 Simon Caro 1.50
John Moores, Witness 2.10 Isador Caro 1.50
Wm. Neil, Witness 2.50 John W. Wells       2.10
W. B. Grubb, Witness 2.30 Total Amt. $133.05
Saml. B. Grubb, Witness 2.30
John Murphy, Witness 2.70
Joseph Kellen, Witness 2.50
John J. Kellen, Witness     2.50
$109.05
    This day having been set apart for the final Settlement of the Estate of John Robison, Deceased, the County Judge's presence being required in the Probate Court to transact that Business--The County Commissioners' Court adjourned to 3 O'Clock this afternoon.
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment, a full Board present.
    $166.66. It was ordered by the Board that Wm. Hoffman, Administrator of the Estate of Hon. T. H. B. Shipley, be allowed the sum of One hundred and Sixty-Six dollars and Sixty-Six cents as salary of said Hon. T. H. B. Shipley as County Judge--for the months of July and August 1871.
    $150.00. It was ordered by the Board that John Neuber be allowed the sum of One hundred and fifty dollars as Salary for County Treasurer for quarter ending October 1st 1871.
    Conrad Mingus appeared before the Board and asked to have the $1,000.00 dollars added to the valuation of his Real estate by the Equalization Board remitted; after considering the matter, the Board concluded to divide the amount placed by the equalization Board and now place it at $4,000 Dollars for taxable purposes.
    John E. Ross appeared before the Board and asked to have the one thousand dollars added to the valuation of his Real estate by the equalization board and after consideration of the matter it was agreed that the one thousand Dollars remain as assessed, making his real estate $6,000 Dollars.
    This day having been set apart for the consideration of the letting of the Bridge to be built across Evans Creek on the present traveled Stage Road, It is considered that the Bid offered at the last term by A. M. Berry and Edwin Smith, amounting to $2,433 gold coin for the Building ($
568 covering=fds$3,001) of said bridge be accepted.
    And it is further ordered that the said A. M. Berry and Edwin Smith file Bonds to be approved by the County Judge in the sum of $4,866 Dollars, the said Bonds to be void if the said A. M. Berry and Edwin Smith complete the said Bridge in accordance with the plan and specifications for the same now on file in the Clerk's office of said County--the said Bridge to be completed in all respects and ready for Public travel over the same by the [blank] day of December 1871--the said Contractors shall also enter into a written agreement to build the bridge aforesaid in accordance with the following:
Specifications
  2 Outside Stringers on Main Span 76 feet long 10x17 Inches
16 Joists on Main Span 20 feet long   5x17 Inches
4 Posts under Main span 36 feet long 14x14 Inches
6 King Posts 16 feet long 10x14 Inches
4 Braces 22 feet long 10x14 Inches
4 Braces 21 feet long 10x14 Inches
3 Cross Sills under Main span 16 feet long 12x12 Inches
2 Pieces top of Truss 37 feet long 10x14 Inches
12 Iron Rods 12½ or 13 feet long 1½ Inches thick
8 Iron Rods through foot of Main Braces & sill 2½ feet long and 1½ Inches thick
6 Iron Caps through which the rods are to pass, to be placed on top of Braces & on top of Center post 14 In. long, 6 Inches wide & 1 Inch thick
12 Cross Braces 10 feet long 6 by 8 Inches
East end of Bridge
  4 Main Stringers 40 feet long   8x17 Inches
16 Joist 20 feet long   5x17 Inches
2 Posts 2nd Bent 18 feet long 14x14 Inches
2 Posts 3rd Bent   6 feet long 14x14 Inches
West End of Bridge
  4 Main Stringers 24 feet long   8x17 Inches
8 Joists 24 feet long   5x17 Inches
2 Posts 2nd Bent 16 feet long 14x14 Inches
All the Stringers and joists to be notched down one inch where they rest on the caps.
 6 Caps 16 feet long 14x14 Inches
8 Mud Sills 18 feet long 12x14 Inches
    All the outside sap on the above mentioned timbers to be hewn off. All the frame work top & bottom of Bridge to be thoroughly braced with double braces, with timbers 6 by 8 Inches, Posts and Railing for Balusters 4x4 Inches, railing to be 3 feet high. Posts & Braces to be set 8 feet apart on plank of flooring extended 4 feet on each side of Bridge for that purpose. Braces to be 4x4 Inches--plank for flooring 16 feet long, 7 to 10 Inches wide and 4 Inches thick. All of the timbers and flooring of the bridge to be of good sound fir timber except the mud Sills and Posts under the Bridge & Aprons, which are to be of good sound yellow pine timber. Flooring to be well spiked, or pinned down with large Iron Spikes, or wooden pins ½ Inch or ¾ Inch thick, 2 Boards each 12 Inches wide and full Inch thick to be set on edge on top of floor inside of Balusters and main span full length of Bridge both sides, to be well spiked on--width of bridge from out to out 16 feet.
    The Mud Sills under the Main Span on each side of the creek to be placed upon solid cement.
    On the Petition of Henry Blecher asking that viewers and a Surveyor be appointed to review a certain portion of the County Road running from Jacksonville to Sterlingville where the same runs through the land of the Petitioner and described in said petition,
    And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said Petitioner having filed with the Clerk of this Court an undertaking whereby said Petitioner agrees to pay all expenses of said review, survey and relocation,
    It is therefore considered by the Court that the prayer of the Petitioner be granted so far as to have a review and survey of said road as prayed for in the Petition for the same and for that purpose it is ordered by the Court that R. S. Dunlap, James Kilgore and Wesley Manning, three disinterested and competent persons, citizens of the County, be appointed viewers of said road and that Milton Lindley, a surveyor, be appointed Surveyor of the same--the said viewers or a majority of them shall proceed to review the ground over which the road is proposed to be turned, and ascertain the distance such road will be increased by the proposed alteration, and make out a report in writing stating the several distances so found, together with their opinion as to the utility of making such alterations, and present the same by one of their number to the Clerk of this Court on or before the next regular term ensuing.
    $31.78. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Hoffman & Klippel for articles furnished the County amounting to thirty-one Dollars and Seventy-eight cents be allowed.
    Following is the amount of Assessable Property for the County returned as Assessed for State and County purposes by the Assessor for 1871--and Corrected by the Board of Equalization and the Board of County Commissioners--Real & personal Property $1,686,929
Number of Polls 884
    And it was ordered by the County Court of Jackson County, Oregon that the rate of taxation for said County for the year 1871 be and the same are hereby established on the Taxable property of said County as follows, to wit:
For State purposes: 5½ mills on the dollar
For County purposes: 10 mills on the dollar
For School purposes: 2 mills on the dollar
Total: 17½ mills on the dollar
State Poll Tax: One dollar
County Poll Tax: One dollar
Hospital Tax: Two dollars
    And the Court adjourned until Monday morning at 10 O'Clock, October 9th 1871.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge

[Monday, October 9th 1871]
    Be it remembered that the County Court of Jackson County, State of Oregon, Sitting for County Business met this Monday morning October 9th 1871 for the transaction of business pursuant to adjournment--present the
Hon. L. J. C. Duncan, Judge
John S. Herrin, Co. Commissioner
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The minutes of last Tuesday's proceedings were read and approved.
    The Petition of Daniel Cawley for damages sustained by him by the breaking of a bridge in Road District No. 1, filed at the last May term and deferred until the July term for information in relation to the subject, was again taken up and considered, and it is ordered by the Board that the prayer of the Petitioner be denied and this cause is discontinued.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge


Tuesday, October 10th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as on yesterday when the following proceedings were had--
    $25.50. It was ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. L. T. Davis for medical attendance on Charles Morrell from Octr. 2nd to Octr. 6th 1871, 5 days at $5.00 per day amounting to $25.00 & medicine 50 cts. be allowed.
    $9.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Dr. Davis for three days Hospital attendance on R. Kerst, a state patient, to Octr. 7th, three days $9.00 be allowed.
    It is ordered by the Court that so much of the County Road running from the Hill Farm to Lost River Gap as is embraced between the following points, commencing at the 4 Mile post about ½ mile above Soda Springs at M. Colwell's place and terminating at the 45 mile post on said Road--a distance of 41 miles
    To be leased to any person or corporation to open, improve and to keep the same in good repair for travel thereon for a period of ten years with the right in consideration thereof to collect tolls at one gate for travel thereon--for a period of ten years with the right in consideration thereof to collect tolls at one gate for travel thereon--the road in no place to be less than 12 feet wide where graded, with convenient turnouts for the passage of teams, the turnouts to be in sight of each other, the grade of the road shall in no place be greater than one foot in 8, and be constructed in a good, substantial manner--the remainder of the road to be not less than 16 feet in width, rocks and other obstructions to be removed and swamps to be thrown up or bridged so as to make a good road and to keep the same in good condition for travel thereon at all seasons of the year.
    And it is further ordered that the County Clerk cause a Notice to be published in the Democratic Times for four successive weeks prior to the letting of said road, that sealed proposals for the leasing of said Road will be received at the County Clerk's office until 12 O'Clock M. November the 9th A.D. 1871. No bids will be considered unless accompanied by an undertaking executed by two or more sufficient sureties in the sum of two thousand dollars to be void upon the Condition that the bidder, if the lease is awarded to him, will within ten days thereafter enter into a contract for keeping the road, and give the necessary undertaking for the faithful performance of the contracts. Upon the opening of the Bids, the lease will be awarded to the lowest bidder, having due reference to the fact which of them is best qualified for the undertaking.
    Now comes E. K. Anderson, a resident of Eden Precinct in this County, and files his application or petition representing that the Assessment on his Real Estate is still too high by $1,500.00--and represented that in the opinion of the Petitioner, the actual balance of his said Real Estate at the rates of similar farms in the same precinct is not over $4,000.00 instead of $5,500.00 as at present Assessed. The substance of the above was also corroborated by the Affidavit of the Petitioner who appeared before the board and was questioned as to the value of his Real Estate.
    After consideration by the Court of the subject matter embraced in the foregoing petition and Affidavit, it was considered by the Court That as the valuation of the Real Estate of the Petitioner for taxable purposes for the current year has been already reduced $1,000.00 by the County Commissioners sitting as a Board of Equalization, And in the opinion of the Board, the Assessment is not too high in proportion to its value.
    It was therefore ordered by the Court that the valuation on the Real Estate of the Petitioner Stand at the Amount Assessed by said Board of Equalization, to wit $5,500.
    And now comes on to be heard the Report of the viewers and Surveyor appointed on the Petition of Henry Blecher to review and relocate a portion of the County Road running from Jacksonville to Sterlingville, where the same passes through the lands of the said Blecher, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court on examination of the reports that the resurvey does not conform to the Petition for the said road, It is therefore ordered that the Report be rejected And that the said viewers and surveyor review and survey said road as prayed for in the petition for the same and make a report of said review and survey in writing and deliver the same to the County Clerk on or before the Decr. term of this Court ensuing.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge

[Tuesday November 7th 1871]
    Be it remembered that on Tuesday, the 7th day of November, 1871, the County Court of Jackson County, Oregon, met in regular session for the transaction of County Business--at which were present
Hon. L. J. C. Duncan, Judge
John S. Herrin & Thomas Wright, County Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $50.00. It was ordered by the Board that Isaac Skeeters be allowed on his contract for building a Bridge across Little Butte Creek near Peter Simon's, the sum of Fifty Dollars.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow at 1 O'Clock P.M.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge


Wednesday, November 8th, A.D. 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as on yesterday. The County Judge being engaged in the transaction of civil business, the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge

Thursday November 9th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present a full Board--
    When the following proceedings were had--
    $95.31. It was ordered by the Court that the Bill of Lumber presented for repairs of Rock Point Bridge, 7,625 feet at 12.50 per thousand, be allowed, and that a county order issue to Dr. J. P. Parker for the sum of $95.31.
    $57.18. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of N. C. Dean and Thomas Ferguson for hauling 7,625 feet at $7.50 per thousand amounting to $57.18 cents be allowed.
    $112.50. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of John Rhoten for hewing 900 feet of Timbers for Repairs on Rock Point bridge at 12½ cents per foot, amounting to $112.50, be allowed.
    $54.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Francis Ferguson & Bro. for hauling Timbers for Repairs on Rock Point Bridge, amounting to $54.00, be allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of L. J. White for Board of hands on Rock Point Bridge repairs be deferred for the reason that the bill has not been sworn to.
    $660.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of David Redpath for 165 days at $4.00 per day for the year 1871 amounting to $660.00 be allowed (for Assessing the County).
    $53.44. It was ordered by the Board that the Bills of Granville Naylor for 3,340 feet for Bridge lumber at $16.00 per thousand, amounting to $53.44, be allowed--the Bill called for $18.00 per M. which amount was not allowed.
    $439.54. It was ordered by the Board that the following amounts be allowed to James Miller for Building bridge across Little Butte Creek near his residence:

    Building bridge according to contract $400.00
extra work according to contract 20.00
extra plank, hauling the same, two extra Iron Bolts, and Spikes, and putting on strapping     19.54
Total   $439.54
    $29.55. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of P. Fehely, furnishing Brick and hauling done for Court House well, amounting to $29.55, be allowed.
    $51.80. The Bill of D. N. Birdseye, Supervisor of Road District No. 11, for 4,144 feet of Lumber for Bridges in his District amounting to $72.52, at the rate of $17.50 per thousand--It was ordered by the Board that the above bill of lumber be allowed at the rate of $12.50 per thousand, amounting to $51.80.
    $36.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Conrad Mingus for 9 cords of wood at $4.00 per cord amounting to $36.00 be allowed.
    $4.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of B. B. Griffin for 1 cord of wood furnished the County at $4.00 be allowed.
    $22.95. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of A. V. Gillette for 1,435 feet of Lumber furnished for Bridge over 10 feet Span in Road District No. 2 at $16.00 per M. amounting to $22.95 be allowed.
    $29.85. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Hoffman & Klippel for articles furnished for use of the County amounting to $29.85 be allowed.
    $13.75. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of W. F. Howlett for cutting & splitting wood for Jail and for Judge Prim amounting to $13.75 be allowed.
    $24.20. The fees on the transcript heretofore filed by William Kahler, J.P. of Grants Pass in the case of the State vs. Yan & Toy--The fees of Edward Dimick as Constable was not entered as they should have been at the September term--It was considered that they be now allowed, amounting to $24.20 cents.
    $184.45. It was ordered by the Board that the bill on file of Silas J. Day as fees for services of County Clerk amounting to $184.45 be allowed.
    $25.50. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Silas J. Day for articles furnished the County amounting to $25.50 be allowed.
    The Transcript heretofore filed by J. P. Burns, J.P., in the case of the State of Oregon vs. William Forsyth was considered by the board and allowed as follows:
J. P. Burns, J.P. $8.00
D. P. Anderson, Constable 1.00
    $60.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Dr. A. B. Overbeck for twenty days care of James Webb in Hospital at $3.00 per day amounting to $60.00 be allowed.
    $9.12. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of John Cimborsky for cutting wood for County Clerk's and Sheriff's Office amounting to $9.12½ be allowed.
    $253.95. It was ordered by the Board that Henry Klippel as Sheriff be allowed the following fees as per Bill on file for month of October, 1871, as follows:

    2 days' attendance on County Court $  10.00
On warrant of Arrest, James P. Slagle 6.00
Service of Subpoena on Dr. L. T. Davis .95
Board of Morse, Good, Werner & Chinaman for 5 weeks each ending Novr. 7th 1871 120.00
Summoning Jury for Circuit Court 47.00
Jailer's fees & his board for October     70.00
$253.95
    $8.00. Bill of J. W. Manning for Double Team for use of Henry Pape and Judge Duncan to examine and receive Upper Butte Creek bridge, amounting to $8.00 was allowed and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $5.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Dr. S. F. Chapin on examination of Mary Rehkopf adjudged to be insane amounting to five Dollars was allowed.
    $59.88. It was ordered by the board that the bill of Robb and Kahler for Stationery amounting to $56.50 and for Disinfectants for Jail to amount of 3.38 be allowed.
    $50.00. It was ordered by the board that the Bill of Dr. L. Danforth amounting to Fifty Dollars for Post mortem examination of the body of J. Dennis be allowed.
    $6.00. It was ordered by the board that the bill of Wesley Manning for Buggy hire amounting to eight dollars for use of Buggy and team to inspect Butte Creek Bridge was allowed to the amount of Six dollars.
    On the recommendation of H. K. Hanna, Dist. Atty., the following named persons were allowed the sum of three Dollars each for exhuming the body of James Dennis for post mortem examination, to wit: Isaac Miller, three Dollars, Arthur Pool, John Mitchell and Reuben Patterson.
    It was ordered that the following named persons be allowed the amount set opposite each of their names, as mileage and per diem for attendance on County Court, October term A.D. 1871 as Jurors, to wit:
    Day Miles Fees  
J. J. Nichols 1 40 6.00
Isaac Woolen 1 28 4.80
William Mathes mileage only 20 2.00
Clinton Schieffelin did not attend
Thomas Gilson 2 18 5.80
E. R. Abbott 2 34 7.40
John P. Walker 2 72 11.20
William P. Hillis 2 66 10.60
Francis Plymale 1 14 3.40
Welborn Beeson 2 26 6.60
John Tupper 2 13 5.30
Jacob Thompson 2 14     5.40
$68.50
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge


Friday, November 10th 1871
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment; present a full Board.
    The minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read and approved.
    When the following proceedings were had:
    $9.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Madam Guilfoyle for Board and Lodging of Bartlett Welch, a State patient, for 9 days from Octr. 27th to Novr. 4th 1871 inclusive amounting to $9.00 was allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed as fees for Jurors in attendance on County Court November term 1871, to wit:

    Days Miles Fees  
Morris Baum 1 2 2.20
Peter Britt 1 2 2.20
Herman Helms 1 2 2.20
Henry Breitbarth 1 2 2.20
Joseph Hyzer 1 2 2.20
J. A. Boyer 1 2 2.20
W. A. McDaniel 2 2 4.20
G. W. Isaacs 2 2 4.20
James Barnes 2 2 4.20
J. B. Coates 2 2 4.20
Lewis Zigler 2 2 4.20
Mathew Shannon 2 2   4.20
38.40
    $20.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Dr. L. T. Davis for Hospital attendance on James Smith, a County Charge, from Octr. 5th to Octr. 10th 1871--5 days at $3.00 per day and medicines $5.00 total $20.00 be allowed.
    $14.30. It was ordered by the Court that the bill of Haymond & White for articles furnished for Rock Point Bridge amounting to $14.30 be allowed.
    $3.50. It was ordered by the Court that the bill of Abram Schultz for Blacksmithing for Repairs on Rock Point Bridge amounting to $3.50 be allowed.
    $68.80. It was ordered by the board that the Bill of L. J. White for 73 days Board of hands to work on Repairs of Rock Point Bridge at $6.00 per week amounting to $68.80 be allowed.
    $92.00. It was ordered by the Board that William Griffin be allowed for 23 days work at $4.00 per day for work done on Rock Point Bridge amounting to $92.00 be allowed.
    $46.00. It was ordered by the board that E. R. Gates be allowed the sum of forty-six dollars for 23 days work done on repair of Rock Point Bridge.
    $28.50. It was ordered by the Board that R. M. Thompson be allowed the sum of $28.50 for 10 days work including board for work done on Rock Point Bridge be allowed.
    $12.00. It was ordered by the Board that R. M. Thompson be allowed for three days work of himself and Team at the rate of $4.00 per day amounting to $12.00 be allowed for work done or repairs of Rock Point Bridge.
    $3.00. It was ordered by the Board that John Rhoten be allowed the sum of $3.00 for 1½ days work done on Rock Point Bridge.
    $130.00. It was ordered by the Board that A. M. Berry be allowed for 26 days work at $5.00 per day done on Rock Point Bridge amounting to $130.00.
    $5.00. It was ordered by the Board that Samuel Bowden be allowed the sum of $5.00 for use of Blocks & Tackle on repair of Rock Point Bridge.
    $20.00. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Fay & Rea for Attorneys fees amounting to $20.00, Rock Point Bridge & Cawley Case.
    $20.00. It was ordered by the Board that Lafayette Allen be allowed the sum of twenty dollars for Board, clothing & care of Martin, a County Charge, for the Month of October 1871.
    $25.00. It was ordered by the Board that A. Jones be allowed the sum of twenty-five dollars for Board, clothing and care of Alfred Hanley, a County Charge, for the month of October 1871.
    $10.00. It was ordered by the Board that Helman & Tozer be allowed the sum of Ten Dollars as additional compensation for making coffin for James Dennis--$10 was allowed at the September term--Which makes a total allowed of $20.00.
    It was ordered by the Board that so much of the County Road running from Jacksonville to Josephine County line by way of Rock Point as is embraced between the one mile & 23.85 chains on line between Wm. Bybee and James Kilgore, and the 5 mile and 17.00 chains on the new survey where the latter point intersects the old road, be declared vacated, the reason why this was not done at the time of the establishment of the new survey was for time to open the road.
    It was ordered by the Board that the contractors on the Evans Creek Bridge, Berry and Smith, be authorized to cover said Bridge in a good workmanlike manner with good Shingles at a cost not to exceed $568.00 Dollars.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge

[Tuesday, December 5th 1871]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court for the State of Oregon for Jackson County, Sitting for County business held at the Court House in said County on Tuesday, the 5th day of December, A.D. 1871, at which were present
Hon. L. J. C. Duncan, County Judge
Thomas Wright, John S. Herrin, County Commissioners
Silas J. Day, Clerk
    The following proceedings were held, to wit:
    The minutes of the proceedings of the last day of the Commissioners Court for Novr. 1871, were read, approved, and signed by the Judge.
    $4.00. It was ordered by the board that the bill of John Miller for making key to jail door amounting to $4.00 be allowed.
    $17.00. It was ordered by the Board that the amount paid by L. J. C. Duncan for Stage fare to Tehama, California, for Franklin Earle, a State patient, amounting to $17.00 be allowed.
    $15.00. It was ordered by the board that the bill of W. F. Howlett for work done on repairs of County buildings amounting to $15.00 be allowed.
    $22.02. It was ordered by the board that the bill of Kaspar Kubli on file for articles furnished to William McKenzie, a County Charge, amounting to twenty-two 02/100 dollars be allowed.
    $55.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Dr. L. T. Davis, amounting to $75.00 for certificate of Insanity of James Slagle, $5.00, and Medical attendance on Charles Merrill & Julius Werner from Octr. 25th to November 3rd 1871, Ten days at $5.00 per day--Total amount allowed $55.00.
    $30.50. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Louis Horne for meals furnished Jurors and Bailiffs at November term 1871 of Circuit Court by order of Hon. P. P. Prim, amounting to $30.50, be allowed.
    $19.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Robb and Kahler for articles furnished for use of County amounting to $15.00 and for use of prisoners $4.00 Total $19.00 be allowed.
    $15.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of H. K. Hanna, District Attorney, for services
    On examination of James Slagle (Insane) $  5.00
On examination of Patrick McMahon 5.00
On examination of Charles Cogswell     5.00
Total   $15.00
be allowed.
    $31.34. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of William Bilger for articles furnished to S. L. Morse, a County Charge, for the month of October amounting to $31.34 be allowed.
    $30.95. And to Wm. Bilger for same for November 1871 amounting to $30.95 be allowed.
    It is ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed the amount set opposite each of their names for services as [jurors and] mileage and per diem, in attendance on the Circuit Court for the State of Oregon for Jackson County, Novr. term 1871, and that County warrants Issue therefor.
    Grand Jury Days Miles Fees  
1 John Grieve 9 14 19.40
2 William Haskins 9 20 20.00
3 Kaspar Kubli 9 26 20.60
4 A. G. Rockfellow 9 34 21.40
5 John B. Wrisley 9 13 19.30
6 Lafayette Allen 9 60 24.00
7 Benjamin Haymond 9 26     20.60
$145.30
Trial jurors regular panel
1 William B. Kincaid 15 20 $32.00
2 Thomas Rainey 17 35 37.50
3 James Savage 11 44 26.40
4 Tobias L. Linksweiler 11 30 25.00
5 Jesse Dollarhide 11   5 22.50
6 Henry Emery 11 34 25.40
7 William Brotherton 11 14 23.40
8 J. W. Crutcher 11   2 22.20
9 Andrew Cantrell 11 22 24.20
10 E. K. Anderson 11 20 24.00
11 Reuben B. Perry, excused, mileage only 30   6.00
12 Daniel Hopkins, excused, mileage only 14   1.40
13 James Kilgore 11   6 22.60
14 John Lacy 11   8  22.80
15 C. C. Beekman 11   2 22.20
16 C. S. Sargent 11 18 23.80
17 Louis Herling 11   8 22.80
18 John Coleman ex. Novr. 20th   7 14 15.40
19 Minus Walker 11 38 25.80
20 John Grubb did not appear -- -- --
21 John C. Cardwell 11 40 26.00
22 Jesse Dodge 15 18 31.80
23 Charles Williams 15 70 37.00
24 William Sutherland 11 65 28.50
Talismen Summoned on the 16th November
W. J. Plymale   8   6 16.60
Isaac Sachs   8   2 16.20
James W. Simpson   8 36 19.60
Talismen on Jury
State of Oregon
vs.
Jacob Neathammer Days Miles
1 J. P. Roberts 2 2 $4.20
2 John McIntyre 2 2 4.20
3 James Lindsey 2 2 4.20
3 Mathew Shannon 2 2 4.20
5 J. N. Thomas 2 2 4.20
6 Henry Phillips 2 2 4.20
7 J. H. Wrisley 2 2 4.20
8 Jeremiah True 2 2 4.20
9 Wm. F. Berry 2 2 4.20
Summoned but not taken as follows
10 D. H. Burroughs 1 2 2.20
11 Miles Wakeman 1 2 2.20
12 Tod Cameron 1 2 2.20
13 O. C. Logan 1 2 2.20
14 John Million 1 2 2.20
15 Isador Caro 1 2 2.20
16 Granville Sears 1 2 2.20
17 C. J. Dutton 1 2 2.20
18 Robert Cameron 1 2 2.20
19 Samuel Hall 1 2 2.20
20 James A. Cardwell 1 2 2.20
21 Lewis McAllister 1 2 2.20
22 Lewis H. Zigler 1 2 2.20
23 Addison Helms 1 2 2.20
24 Morris Baum 1 2 2.20
25 H. B. Seybert 1 2 2.20
26 George Brown 1 2 2.20
27 William Cummins 1 2 2.20
28 George Stephenson 1 2 2.20
    List of trial Jurors summoned Novr. 25th 1871 to complete the panel of trial Jurors, on order of P. P. Prim, Judge of Circuit Court.
Names Days Miles Fees  
1 J. N. Woody 7 18 15.80
2 Samuel Furry 7 20 16.00
3 Henry Norton 5 18 11.80
4 Horace H. Seybert 4 18 9.80
5 Robert Armstrong 4   8 8.80
6 Jeremiah P. True 5   2 10.20
7 Jacob Slagle 5   2 10.20
8 Joseph Saltmarsh 5   2 10.20
9 J. C. Lindsey 4   2 8.20
10 W. H. McDaniels 6   2 12.20
11 Daniel Fisher 5 20 12.00
12 John Fountain 6 22 14.20
13 Q. N. Anderson 6 16 13.60
14 Jacob Roudebush 4   2 8.20
15 William Cummings 4   2 8.20
16 Francis Plymale 6 12 13.20
17 Samuel Phillips 4 22 10.20
18 James Hoxie 4 12 9.20
19 J. N. Thomas 5   2 10.20
20 John G. North ex. by Court, mileage only 14 1.40
21 Wm. White Summoned Novr. 28th, discharged 29th--2 Days 4.20
Stephen D. Taylor Plff.
vs.
Jacob Neathammer Deft.
Talismen for Jurymen Days Miles
Sylvester Saltmarsh 3 2 6.20
1 Dave Cronemiller 3 2 6.20
2 Jacob Ish 3 2 6.20
3 Summoned but not taken
4 Haskel Amy 1 2 2.20
5 J. A. Wilson 1 2 2.20
6 Wm. Eaton 1 2 2.20
7 C. J. Dutton 1 2 2.20
State of Oregon vs. V. S. Ralls
Talismen for Jury
Names Day M. Fees  
1 A. N. Jones 2 12 5.20
2 Wm. Linville 2 12 5.20
3 John Stought 2 18 5.80
4 C. T. Payne 2 24 6.40
5 J. H. Oatman 2 18 5.80
6 Fred. Barneburg 2 16 5.60
7 Daniel Brittain 2 24 6.40
8 Wallace Bishop 2 18 5.80
9 H. T. Severance 1   2 2.20
10 E. W. Carver 1 20 4.00
11 George Stephenson 1 20 4.00
State of Oregon vs. A. D. Burton 2nd Case
Talismen D. M.
1 Christopher Thompson 2 5 4.50
2 Mark Watkins 2 6 4.60
3 Miles F. Alcorn 2 4 4.40
4 Joseph Wetterer 2 2 4.20
5 Christian Kretzer 2 6 4.60
6 John Cimborsky 2 8 4.80
7 E. Jacobs, Summoned but not taken 1 2 2.20
8 John Latshaw, Summoned but not taken 1 4 2.40
9 H. J. Mead, Summoned but not taken 1 5 2.50
10 Frederick Pflugh, Summoned but not taken 1 6 2.60
11 Thomas Collins, Summoned but not taken 1 2 2.20
12 Adam Smith, Summoned but not taken 1 2 2.20
    $40.90. It was ordered by the Court that the bill of Sachs Brothers for articles furnished to Harrington, a County Charge, amounting to 24 dollars and 82 cents, be allowed and articles furnished for County (5) five dollars & 18 cents. $11.00 furnished old man at Mrs. Ulrich's. Total $40.90 be allowed.
    It is ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed the amount set opposite their names as mileage and per diem in attendance on Circuit Court Novr. term 1871 as witnesses in the following State cases, & that County warrants Issue therefor.
State of Oregon
vs.
A. D. Burton
First Case
Witnesses for State D. Miles
Stephen Booth 4 33 $11.30
R. B. Hargadine 4 34 11.40
Ernest Caro 4   2 8.20
Isaac Miller 4 34 11.40
J. P. Roberts 4 34 11.40
Isador Caro 1 34 5.40
Quincy A. Brooks 1 34 5.40
Charles K. Klum 1 34 5.40
John M. McCall 1 34     5.40
$75.40
Witnesses for Defendant
Melville Naylor 1 34 5.40
Eugene Walrad 1 34 5.40
Lee Roy 1 34 5.40
Preston Anderson 1 18 3.80
Daniel Lavenburg 1 18 3.80
John Million 1 34 5.40
Dyer Shelton 1 20 4.00
John P. Walker 1 38 5.80
R. B. Hatten 1 34       5.40
$119.70
Silas J. Day's Clerk's Fees 21.35
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's Fees on Subpoenas     27.70
$168.75
State of Oregon vs. A. D. Burton 2nd Case
Witnesses for State Days Miles Fees  
Stephen Booth 4 34 11.40
Ernest Caro 4   2 8.20
Robert Hargadine 4 34 11.40
J. P. Roberts 4 34 11.40
Charles K. Klum 4 34 11.40
Isador Caro 4 34 11.40
Isaac Miller 4 34 11.40
James Helms 4 24   10.40
$87.00
Witnesses for Defendant
Names
John P. Walker 3 38 9.80
Lee Roy 4 34 11.40
Eugene Walrad 4 34 11.40
Melvin Naylor 4 34 11.40
Michael Hanley 1   6 2.60
Preston Anderson 4 18 9.80
Henry Amerman 4 24 10.40
Daniel Lavenberg 4 18 9.80
Gilbert Anderson 4 21   10.10
173.70
Silas J. Day, Clerk's Fees 21.75
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's Fees on Subpoenas     25.05
$220.50
State of Oregon
vs.
John Blattner
Assault with a dangerous weapon
Witnesses before Grand Jury D. M. Fees  
C. J. Dutton 1 2 2.20
Wm. Eaton 1 2 2.20
Silas J. Day, Clerk's Fees 4.80
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's Fees on Subpoenas     2.00
$11.20
State of Oregon vs. John Griffin
Witnesses before Grand Jury D. M. $ cts.  
Robison Rice 1 36 5.60
Wm. Hamlin 2 12 5.20
Henry Wimer 2 18 5.80
John Carson 2 10 5.00
Silas J. Day, Clerk's Fees 4.05
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's Fees on Subpoenas     8.45
$34.10
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge


Wednesday, December 6th A.D. 1871
    The County Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as on yesterday; the minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read and approved, when the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    It was ordered by the board that the following named persons be allowed fees as witnesses as mileage and per diem in attendance on Circuit Court Novr. term 1871, in the following State cases--

  Witnesses for State D. M. Fees  
James D. Fay 1 2 2.20
Henry Breitbarth 4 2 8.20
Jacob Ish 11   6 22.60
Jacob Slagle 4 2 8.20
N. C. Dean 4 12   9.20
John Miller 4 2 8.20
------ Vickroy 3 12   7.20
James Stewart 2 2 4.20
John Ambrose 4 12   9.20
Charles Mendelbaum 3 2 6.20
Isador Caro 1 2 2.20
Witnesses for Defendant
Hannah Ralls 4 14   9.40
Fanny Ralls 4 14   9.40
James T. Glenn 3 2 6.20
John E. Ross 1 8 2.80
Harvey P. Deskins 3 16   7.60
David Linn 4 2 8.20
James Cardwell 1 2 2.20
L. H. Zigler 4 2 8.20
George V. Ingram 3 30       9.00
L. J. C. Duncan 1 2 2.20
Michael Hanley 1 5 2.50
Isaac Sachs 1 2 2.20
John Bilger 1 2 2.20
Alex Martin 1 2 2.20
Newman Fisher 1 2 2.20
C. C. Beekman 4 2 8.20
U. S. Hayden 4 2 8.20
  Wm. Hoffman 1 2 2.20
Tod. Cameron 3 20   8.00
Richard Davis 2 30   7.00
James R. Neil 1 2 2.20
Henry Pape 1 2 2.20
James Jones 3 18   7.80
John Swinden 4 20   8.00
William Bilger 3 12   7.20
Max Muller 1 2 2.20
Mrs. Max Muller 1 2 2.20
J. T. Hunt 3 2 6.20
H. W. Nutt 3 16   5.60
T. H. McBride 3 18   7.80
T. L. Beck 3 12   7.20
Mrs. L. Horn 4 2 8.20
Silas J. Day, Clerk's Fees 41.05
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's Fees on Subpoenas   69.00
225.95
    $157.30. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Silas J. Day on file for services as County Clerk for month of November amounting to $157.30 be allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Dr. Davis now on file for $15.00 for prescriptions for Jas. Smith and prisoners in Jail be not allowed, for the reason that Smith is not a County Charge, and the $10.00 for Medicine was paid for in the bill allowed on yesterday.
    $70.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Henry Klippel for Jailer's fees & Board for Novr. 1871 amounting to Seventy dollars be allowed.
    $34.50. It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Henry Klippel for Summoning jurors at November term 1871 of Circuit Court amounting to $34.50 be allowed.
    $174.52. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Henry Klippel as Sheriff for attendance on County Court, Summoning two venires, Board of Prisoners, &c. &c. amounting to One hundred Seventy-four & 52/100 Dollars be allowed.
    $210.00. It was ordered by the board that the bill of Henry Klippel as Sheriff for 7 Bailiffs in attendance on Circuit Court, November term 1871, amounting to $210.00, be allowed.
    $85.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Henry Klippel, Sheriff, for 17 days attendance on Circuit Court amounting to Eighty-five dollars be allowed.
    $23.20. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of David Linn for work done and material furnished on repairs of County Buildings amounting to twenty-three & 20/100 Dollars, be allowed.
    $15.00. It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Miller & Shannon for making 3 sets of Shackles for Good, Werner & Morrell, amounting to fifteen dollars, be allowed.
    $62.00. It was ordered by the Board that John S. Herrin be allowed for 14 days services as County Commissioner for the quarter ending Decr. 31st 1871 at $4.00 per day amounting to $56.00 be allowed, also 5 times traveling to & from the County seat at $1.20 for each trip. Total $62.00 dollars.
    $89.00. It was ordered by the Board that Thomas S. Wright be allowed for 21 days services as County Commissioner for the quarter ending December 31st 1871 at $4.00 per day amounting to 84 dollars, and 5 times traveling to & from the County seat at $1.00 for each trip, total 89 dollars, be allowed.
    $83.33. It was ordered by the Board that L. J. C. Duncan be allowed for one month's salary as County Judge for the month ending Septr. 30th 1871 amounting to $83.33.
    $8.00. It was ordered by the board that Henry Pape be allowed the sum of Eight dollars for two days services examining the Butte Creek Bridge and receiving same (upper bridge).
    $20.00. It is ordered by the board that Lafayette Allen be allowed the sum of twenty dollars for Board, care & clothing Martin, a County Charge, for the Month of November 1871.
    $25.00. It was ordered by the Board that A. Jones be allowed the sum of twenty-five dollars for Board, care and clothing Alfred Hanley, a County Charge, for the Month of November 1871.
    $600.00. It was ordered by the Board that Berry and Smith be allowed on their contract for building the Bridge over Evans Creek on Stage Road the sum of $600.00, and that a county warrant Issue therefor.
    It was ordered by the board that the consideration of the Langell Valley Road as prayed for in the petition for the same be deferred until the next regular meeting of the Board.
    It was ordered by the Board that the Clerk of this Court write to David H. Sexton offering him one thousand Dollars in coin for his interest in the Rock Point Bridge, across Rogue River.
    It was ordered by the Board that the District Attorney, H. K. Hanna, be notified and ordered to forthwith commence suit on the Bond of Joseph Wells, who forfeited his recognizance at the November term 1871 of the Circuit Court, for this County & State.
    Whereas Isaac R. Mecum, J.P.-elect at Klamath Lake Precinct, has tendered his resignation as such Justice, which resignation is accepted by the Board, and whereas a Petition numerously signed by the qualified electors of said Precinct setting forth that Nelson Stephenson is a suitable person to fill said vacancy, and praying that said Stephenson be appointed for that purpose, was considered by the Court, and being fully advised in the premises, It is ordered by the Court that said Nelson Stephenson be and he is hereby appointed Justice of the Peace for Klamath Lake precinct until his successor is elected and qualified.
    It was ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed the amounts set opposite each of their names as mileage and per diem in attendance on the Circuit Court Novr. term 1871 in the following state cases--
    State of Oregon
vs.
Luy Shing
Witnesses before Grand Jury
Names D. M. Fees  
Ah You 1 20 4.00
Ah Long 1 20 4.00
Boor Wong 1 20 4.00
Quong Mow 1 20 4.00
Ah Merig 1 20 4.00
Indian Billy 6   2 12.20
Dr. L. T. Davis 1   2 2.20
Cecilia (a squaw) 2 10 5.00
Albert Johnson (Negro) 1   2 2.20
Silas J. Day Fees on Habeas Corpus 8.10
Silas J. Day Fees on Subpoenas & court fees 4.30
Henry Klippel, Sheriff, on Subpoenas     3.15
$57.15
State of Oregon
vs.
Wm. Forsyth
Witnesses before Grand Jury
Names D. M. Fees  
Jacob Wirlow 1 16 3.60
Jacob Wimer 1 16 3.60
Henry Klippel on Subpoenas 3.55
Silas J. Day Court fees      2.80
$13.55
State of Oregon vs. Pat McMahon
Fees on Transcript from J. R. Wade, J.P.
James R. Wade, J.P. $7.00
James P. McDaniels Marshal's fees 2.00
Silas J. Day Clerk's fees     .40
$9.40
State of Oregon
vs.
Hamilton C. Turpin
Witnesses before Grand Jury
Names D. M. Fees  
Madison Obenchain 3 52 $11.20
Washington Obenchain 2 52 9.20
Witnesses for Defendant
George Isaac 3 50 $11.00
G. A. Garrison 2 20 6.00
Nicholas Ferris 2 33 7.30
George Grigsby 2 64 10.40
H. A. Grigsby 1   2 2.20
W. J. Gregory 1   2 2.20
George Jones 2 50 9.00
Daniel March 2 22 6.20
Joseph Swingle 2 64 10.40
Immanuel Miller 2 40 8.00
Frank Swingle 2 64   10.40
James Miller did not appear 117.90
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's Fees on Subpoenas 38.95
Silas J. Day, Clerk's Fees     19.05
$175.90
State of Oregon vs. Joseph Wells
Witnesses before Grand Jury D. M. Fees  
W. B. Grubb 1 38 5.80
Samuel B. Grubb 1 38 5.80
John Murphy 2 42 8.20
Haines True 1 40 6.00
Celeste True 1 40 6.00
Lewis Ganung 1   2 2.20
Mrs. Elizabeth Williams 1 50 7.00
Dr. L. Danforth 1 20 4.00
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's fees on Subpoenas   18.75
$63.75
    It was ordered by the board that the following named persons be allowed the amount set opposite each of their names as mileage and per diem as Witnesses for attendance on Circuit Court November term 1871 in the following State Cases:
    State of Oregon
vs.
Charles Cogswell
Witnesses before Grand Jury
Names D. M. Fees  
John S. Moon 1 2 2.20
Joseph Crane 1 10   3.00
Robert Tenbrook 1 2 2.20
S. H. Venator 10   2 20.20
B. F. Dowell 1 2 2.20
W. C. Greenman 1 2     2.20
$32.00
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's fees on Subpoenas     6.85
$38.85
State of Oregon
vs.
Charles Morrell, James Good
& Julius Werner
Matthew Hall 2 70 11.00
James Kilgore 1 -- 2.00
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's Fees on Subpoenas   8.75
21.75
State of Oregon vs. Thomas Sly
Witnesses D. M. $ cts.
U. S. Hayden 2 2 4.20
Herman Helms 2 2 4.20
James Pelling 2 2     4.20
$12.60
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's fees on Subpoenas     1.75
$14.35
State of Oregon vs. James D. Fay
Witnesses before Grand Jury
Names Days Miles Fees  
Henry A. Breitbarth 1 2 2.20
J. N. T. Miller 1 2 2.20
George Tribble 2 2 4.20
Mrs. J. N. T. Miller 2 2 4.20
Max Muller 2 2 4.20
Mrs. Max Muller 2 2 4.20
M. R. Fletcher 1 2 4.20
Thomas G. Reames 2 18   5.80
James T. Glenn 1 2 2.20
Thomas. B. Merry 2 2 4.20
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's Fees on Subpoenas 13.75
Silas J. Day, Clerk's Fees     9.15
Joseph Hyzer, witness 2 2     4.20
$58.50
    $8.90. It was ordered by the Court that Henry Klippel be allowed for serving Subpoenas in the case State of Oregon vs. J. L. Hall the sum of Eight & 90/100 dollars.
    $79.02. It was ordered by the Court that Wm. Hoffman, Administrator of the Estate of T. H. B. Shipley, deceased, be allowed for fees on receipts and disbursements of Irreducible School funds, as follows (due the estate):

    Receipts on Sale of School Lands $7,214.31
Receipts for Interest      688.38
$7,902.69
    One percent of the above amounts, as by law provided--making Seventy-nine and 02/100 Dollars allowed--Percentage on $5,550 of School money loaned was not allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the fees on the transcript of James R. Wade, J.P., heretofore filed in the case of State vs. Chas. Cogswell be allowed as follows, to wit:
    James R. Wade, J.P. $14.10
Stephen H. Venator, Witness 480 Miles 1 day 49.50
John Moon 480 Miles 1 day 49.50
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's fees   105.75
$218.85
    It was ordered that the following named persons be allowed fees as witnesses for mileage and per diem in attendance on the Circuit Court November term 1871, as witnesses on behalf of the State in the case of the State vs. Jacob Neathammer.
    Names D. Miles Fees  
Dr. L. Danforth 4 20 10.00
E. D. Foudray 5   2 10.20
Stephen D. Taylor 5 30 13.00
Z. Young 5 200   30.00
David H. Sexton 3 60 12.00
Abe Shultz 6 27 14.70
Samuel J. Steckel 4 48 12.80
William Young 5 26 12.60
James Wallace 5 48 14.80
L. J. White 3 26 8.60
William Armpriest 3 12 7.20
Milo Caton 5 26 12.60
J. M. Cook 4 20 10.00
M. G. Weddle 3 26 8.60
George E. Kinney 3 40   10.00
Benjamin Haymond on Grand Jury 199.90
Silas J. Day, Clerk's fees 40.95
Silas J. Day, paid on Subpoenas 18.50
Henry Klippel, Sheriff's Fees on Subpoenas     78.30
$337.65


[January 2, 1872]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson (Sitting for County business) begun and held at the Court House in Said County on Tuesday the 2nd day of January 1872--at which were present:
Hon. L. J. C. Duncan, County Judge
John S. Herrin and
Thomas Wright, Co. Commissioners

Silas J. Day, County Clerk
    The following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $8.03. Wm. Miller, a resident of Little Butte Creek Precinct, appeared before the Board of County Commissioners and made a Statement under oath that his taxable property for the year 1871 was erroneously assessed by the County Assessor. The Court, after fully considering the matter, arrived at the following conclusion, that the Court will not allow the amount paid by the said Miller that has already went into the State tax and School fund, but would allow the amount to be refunded that has passed to the credit of the County fund, 10 mills on $830.00 overassessment, making the sum of $8.03 and the Court ordered that a County Warrant Issue in favor of said Wm. Miller for the said sum of $8.03.
    $11.76.  It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Lynch and Lindley for 784 feet of Lumber furnished for use of Road District No. (3) Wagner's Creek Bridge, amounting to $11.76, be allowed.
    $2.00.  It was ordered by the Board that the bill of John Donegan for hauling James Smith, a County Charge, to town, amounting to two dollars, be allowed.
    $5.00.  It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Dr. A. B. Overbeck for Medical examination of St. Marian T'Vault, adjudged to be Insane, amounting to Five dollars, be allowed.
    $15.00.  It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of A. L. Bancroft & Co. for two Treasurer's Receipt Books made to order, amounting to $12.00 and expressage $3.00 Total $15.00 be allowed.
    It was ordered by the Court that the fees on the Transcript from Wm. Kahler filed in the Case of State of Oregon vs. Wm. Savage charged with Assault & Robbery be allowed as follows to:
Wm. Kahler Justice's Fees        $1.70
Constable fees Ed. Dimick        $1.00
    It was ordered by the Court that the fees on the Transcript from Wm. Kahler, filed in the case of State of Oregon vs. C. B. Conner, charged with Larceny, be allowed as follows:
Wm. Kahler as J.P.        $10.25
E. Dimick as Constable            38.10
Ole Severson as witness        3.30
    $27.00.  It was ordered by the Court that the bill of Louis Horne, amounting to $27.00 as per bill on file for Chas. Price, $13.00, and for Albert Wilcot, $14.00, for Meals, Board & Stage fare to Yreka, be allowed.
    It was ordered that the fees on Transcript of Wm. Kahler, J.P., filed State of Oregon vs. Cyrus B. Conner, Action for Adultery, be allowed as follows:
Wm. Kahler as J.P.        1.70
Ebenezer Dimick Constable        1.00
    $17.38.  It was ordered by the Court that the bill of W. F. Howlett for wood furnished and work done for use of County as per bill on file, amounting to Seventeen and 38/100 Dollars be allowed.
    It was ordered by the Board that the fees on the Transcript of Wm. Kahler, J.P., heretofore filed in the State of Oregon vs. George W. Tribble, held to answer for Perjury, be allowed as follows, to wit:
    Wm. Kahler as J.P. $  9.55
Ebenezer Dimick 20.40
    Witnesses
Ben. Haymond 5.10
A. G. Rockfellow 10.30
J. A. Cardwell 7.20
T. L. Beck 6.50
Hannah A. Ralls 6.10
Fanny Ralls 6.10
Georgy Swinden 5.70
John Swinden 5.70
Lafayette Allen     4.30
$86.95
    $49.00.  It was ordered by the Court that James C. Majors be allowed for 14 days work framing Bridge across Ashland Creek @ 3½ dollars per day amounting to $49.00 be allowed.
    $12.25.  It was ordered by the Board that James C. Majors be allowed for 3½ days work done framing Bent on Bridge in Road District No. 11 at $3.50 per day amounting to $12.25 be allowed.
    It was ordered by the Court that the consideration of the Langell Valley Road, Continued from last to the present term of this Court, be continued until the next regular term of this court.
    It was ordered by the Court that the Fees on the transcript of James R. Wade, J.P., this day filed wherein the State of Oregon is Plaintiff and Wm. H. Howard is Defendant for Larceny by the Deft. in a dwelling House be allowed as follows, to wit:
    James R. Wade, J.P. $10.30
Henry Klippel, Sheriff 4.65
    Witnesses
Louis Horne 1.70
James M. Titus 1.70
W. W. Williams     1.70
Total     $20.05
    Whereas the Petition of Henry R. Brown, a resident of Jackson County, Oregon, verified by his oath, this day filed, which petition sets forth that one John Smith, a minor aged about ten years, and heretofore a county charge, has been a resident in his Brown's family for about 18 months last past, that the Father of said minor lives in Coos County, Oregon, and has made no provision for the support and maintenance of said minor child, and the said Henry R. Brown proposes to the Board of County Commissioners to take the said John Smith and maintain and educate him, provided the said Commissioners will bind him as an Apprentice--It is therefore ordered by the said Board of Commissioners that the said John Smith be bound out to the said Henry R. Brown until the said John Smith shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years, If he shall live so long, with the Stipulation that the said Henry R. Brown shall clothe and provide for the said John Smith good and sufficient Board, Clothing and Lodging, in sickness and in health, and shall cause the said John Smith to be taught in the business of Farming, or such other lawful pursuit as he, the said Henry R. Brown, may be engaged in during said term of Apprenticeship and shall cause the said John Smith to be taught to read, write, and cipher in the general rules of Arithmetic, If he be capable of learning, and at the expiration of said term of Apprenticeship, to give and furnish said Apprentice a suit of new clothes worth Fifty Dollars--A Horse, saddle and bridle worth one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and fifty dollars in money.
    Whereas it has come to the knowledge of the County Court by Isaac Skeeters, Contractor for the building of the Bridge across Little Butte Creek near the residence of Peter Simon, that said Bridge has been completed and ready to be delivered to the County Court, It is therefore ordered by the Board that Thomas S. Wright, County Commissioner, and John W. Bake, a mechanic, be and they are hereby appointed Receivers to receive said Bridge, with full power and authority to give to Isaac Skeeters, the Contractor for the building of said bridge, a certificate for the same. If in their Judgment the said Bridge has been build according to Contract, and that said receivers make due report of their proceedings under this appointment to the County Court aforesaid on Thursday, the 4th day of January, 1872, to which time this Court stands adjourned.
    $6.00.  It is ordered by the Court that John E. Ross be allowed additional fees as witness in the case of State of Oregon vs. V. S. Ralls, amounting to Six dollars, be allowed.
    And the Court adjourned until Thursday, January 4th 1872.
L. J. C. Duncan,
    Co. Judge



Thursday, January 4th A.D. 1872
    The County Court (sitting for County business) met this morning pursuant to adjournment; Present the same as on Tuesday--Minutes of Tuesday's proceedings were read and approved, when the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The Reviewers appointed on Wednesday last by the Court to examine and report on the Bridge built across Little Butte Creek near the residence of Peter Simon, made a report in writing, stating that they found said Bridge as good as in their opinion can be built on the plan, that the work is good--and recommend the acceptance of said Bridge by the County.
    It is therefore ordered by the Board that said bridge be received by the County, and that Isaac Skeeters, Contractor for Building said Bridge, and his sureties, be released from any further liability on his said Isaac Skeeters' Bond herein given to the Board for the faithful performance of the building of said Bridge.
    $32.95.  It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of William Bilger for articles furnished to S. L. Morse, a County Charge, for the Month of Decr. 31st, 1871, amounting to $32.95, be allowed.
    $188.80.  It was ordered by the Board that the bill of Silas J. Day for work done for County, for Circuit and County Courts for the month of December, 1871, was allowed.
    $220.00.  It was ordered by the Board that the bill of James T. Glenn for money advanced to Sheriff to defray expenses in conveying St. Marian T'Vault to Insane Asylum at Portland, amounting to $220.00, be allowed.
    $86.90.  It is ordered by the Board that the Bill of J. P. Parker & Co. for Bridge Plank furnished for Bridge across Little Butte Creek near James Miller, 7,900 feet at $11.00 per M, amounting to $86.90, be allowed.
    $150.00.  It is ordered by the Board that the Bill of John Neuber for 1 quarter's Salary as County Treasurer for qr. ending Decr. 31st 1871, amounting to $150.00, be allowed.
    $100.00.  It is ordered by the Board that the Bill of Wm. Turner for 1 quarter's Salary as County Superintendent of Common Schools for quarter ending December 31st 1871, amounting to $100.00, be allowed.
    $250.00.  It is ordered by the Board that L. J. C. Duncan be allowed for 1 quarter's Salary as County Judge for the quarter ending December 31st 1871 amounting to $250.00 be allowed.
    $25.00.  It is ordered by the Board that the Bill of Henry Klippel as Sheriff for attendance on Circuit and County Courts for Decr. 1871 amounting to $25.00 be allowed.
    $70.00.  It is ordered by the Board that the Bill of Henry Klippel for fees for Jailer and his Board for month of December 1871 amounting to Seventy Dollars be allowed.
    $31.60.  It is ordered by the Board that the bill of Henry Klippel, Sheriff, for Board of Wm. H. Howard to January 2nd 1872 and for Sundries amounting to $31.60 be allowed.
    $60.50.  It is ordered by the Board that the bill of White and Martin for articles furnished for use of County amounting to $7.00 and for articles furnished to Prisoners 27.00 and for County Poor 36.50.
    $25.00.  It was ordered by the board that A. Jones be allowed for keeping Alfred Hanley, a County Charge, for the month of December 1871 the sum of twenty-five dollars.
    And it is further ordered that the said A. Jones be allowed for keeping said Alfred Hanley for the month of January 1872 the Sum of thirty-five dollars. 
    $20.00.  It is ordered by the Board that Lafayette Allen be allowed for the care of Martin, a County Charge, for the month of December be allowed the sum of twenty dollars.
    It is ordered by the Board that County warrants Issue to Isaac Skeeters for the Building of Lower Butte Creek Bridge, Contract Price of which is $1,000.00 dollars.
    Fifty Dollars, paid 50.00
David Dunlap, Mechanic's Lien $   107.00
H. T. Severance 115.83
Isaac Skeeters      727.11
$1,000.00
    $80.22.  It is ordered by the Board that Isaac Skeeters be allowed the sum of Eighty & 22/100 Dollars for extra work done on Bridge across Little Butte Creek near Peter Simon's as per bill on file.
    $8.00.  It is ordered by the Board that John W. Baker be allowed the sum of Eight dollars for 2 visits in examining Site and receiving Lower Butte Creek Bridge.
    $1,000.00.  It is ordered by the Board that Smith and Berry be allowed the sum of One thousand Dollars on their contract for Building the Bridge across Evans Creek, and that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $2.00.  It is ordered by the Board that H. T. Severance be allowed for one day's attendance on the Circuit Court, Novr. term 1871--making 2 days allowed.
    $196.00.  It was ordered by the Board that Henry Klippel as Sheriff be allowed the sum of one hundred and Ninety-Six dollars as part payment for money expended by said Sheriff in the recapture of Good, Werner and Morrell, Horse thiefs, escaped from County Jail.
    It is ordered by the Court that the bill of E. Jacobs for $36.50 as expenses incurred in the burial of B. Herman be deferred for consideration at the next term of this Court.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge.



[February 6, 1872]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court (Sitting for County business) Met at the Court House in the County of Jackson, State of Oregon, on Tuesday the 6th day of February, A.D. 1872, at which were present
Hon. L. J. C. Duncan, County Judge
John Herrin and
Thomas Wright, County Commissioners

Silas J. Day, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $9.25.  Report of O. W. Akers, Supervisor of Road District No. 14, was submitted, by which it appears that the Supervisor has worked 33¾ days and that there is delinquent 67½ days, the Supervisor further reports that the road is in good condition except the mud, that he left a large part of the work to be expended in the erection of Sardine Creek Bridge for which the timbers are already out [sic], and also for opening a new road which a petition is in circulation for. Supervisor claims $9.25 for labor performed over the amount required of him to be performed by law. Report accepted and ordered that a county warrant Issue to O. W. Akers for the sum of $9.25. Following are the Delinquents:
Days     Days
Akers, Rufus S. 2 John Sisemore
Akers, Wm. C. 2 Satterfield, John 2
Akers, Albert M. 1 Rowley 1
Akers, Mansfield W. 2 Zachary, John Q. 2
Cardwell, John C. Cooksey, George W.
Childers, Wm. A. ½ Leach 2
Childers, M. D. 2 Jacobs 2
Dowden, Joseph 1 Roberts, George 2
Gall, C. C. ¾
Hanrahan, Jerry 2 8 Chinamen at the mouth of
Hampton 1 Sardine Creek delinquent
Leslie, James
McClendon, C. C. 4
Morgan, Edwin
Moore, John K.
Nichols, J. J.
    Report of William H. Simpson, Supervisor of Road District No. 17, was submitted to the Board, and after a careful consideration of the same, it was accepted. The Supervisor returned as Delinquent the following named persons:
    Days Days
Allison, H. ½ Isaacs, George W. 2
Bradley, Luzern 1 Klingle, Samuel
Bradley, Lawson Nichols, Thos. E. ¼
Carlton, D. ½ Swingle, Joseph
Downing, Fred. ½
Grigsby, Daniel ½
Huston, Joseph Left
Hendricks, Joseph 2
    $18.00.  Supervisor claims for 9 days extra labor performed in his district, amounting to $18.00--ordered by the Board that a county warrant Issue for said Supervisor for the amount of $18.00.
    $12.00. Report of William M. Mathes, Supervisor of Road District No. 15, was submitted, examined, and approved, by the report it appears that the Supervisor has worked all the hands in his district and the Supervisor claims for Six days extra labor performed as said Supervisor, amounting to $12.00. Ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $18.00.  Report of John Stought, Supervisor of Road District No. 18, was submitted, examined and approved. Following are the Delinquents returned in said District:
    Days Days
Dunlap, David 1 Wm. Sutherland ¾
Jones, A. W. Skeeters, Isaac
Mann, James 2
    Supervisor claims for 9 days extra work performed amounting to $18.00. It was ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount of $18.00 in favor of John Stought.
    The Report of Conrad Mingus, Supervisor of Road District No. 5, was submitted, examined and accepted. Following are the names of the delinquents for said District No. 5 as reported by the Supervisor:
  Days Days
Michael Hanley John Tice
Justus, William Wm. Wright ¾
Jones, A. D. P. Norton ½
Ross, John E. 1
    $35.20.  Supervisor claims for 11 days services as Supervisor @ $2.00 per day and 880 feet of plank for Roads on Bridges of 10 feet span or more @ $15.00 per M, amounting to $13.20 Total $35.20 which amount is allowed, and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
   Wm. F. Songer, Supervisor of Road District No. 1 Submitted his report of Road work done in his District for the year 1871, which report was examined and approved. Following are the delinquents reported in said Road District for the year 1871:
    Days Days
Barron, Hugh F. 10 J. C. Tolman 11
Cole, Byron Estate of Richard Evans,
Condrey, E. 1     H. F. Barron, Agt.
Lewis, J. 2 Wall, A. J. 2
Murphy, John Wells, Giles, Sr. 3
Moon, A. J. 2 Wells, Joseph
Smith, Thomas 3 Walker, Minus 11 1/5
True, Celeste & Haines ½ Yandell, Freeman
    $42.00.  Supervisor claims for 21 days work at $2.00. Ordered that a county warrant Issue to said Supervisor for the sum of $42.00
    The Report of B. F. Wade, Supervisor of Road District No. ,was submitted, examined and approved, whereby it appears the following named persons are delinquent in his Road District for the year 1871, to wit:
    Days Days
Ball, Frank 4 Dickerson, Martin ¾
Conley, Jacob ½ Fields, C.
Colwell, Christopher 1 Hill, H. S.
Morrison, F. 1 Winkle, D. 1
Owden, L. L. 2
Satterfield, Joseph 1
    $68.00.  The Supervisor claims for 34 days services as Supervisor @ $2.00--amounting to $68.00, which amount was ordered should be paid by County warrant for that amount. The report further shows that the Supervisor has collected in money for Road District No. 26 for the year 1871--
    Amounting to $28.00
Amount in Supervisor's hands from the year 1870   22.49
Amount paid by Supervisor for work 50.49
35.00
Balance in hands of Supervisor $15.49
    The Report of A. M. Poe, Supervisor of Lost River District, was submitted, examined and approved; by said Report it appears the following named persons are delinquent in said Road District for the year 1871, to wit:
Days Days
Bowlin, Robert 2 Vinson, Elias 2
Hudson, James H. 2 Young, P. R. ½
Roberson, C. 2
    $22.00.  The Supervisor claims for 11 days services as Supervisor, amounting to $22.00.  It is ordered that a County order issue for the amount.
    The Report of Fritz Pflug, Supervisor of Road District No. 21, was submitted to the Board, by them examined and approved--by said Report it appears the following named persons are delinquents for 1871--
Days Days
John Martin 2 John Morris 2
James Smith 2
    Amount of money received from C. D. Reed, former Supervisor
the sum of $19.25
Spent in extra work     4.00
Balance in hands of Supervisor $15.25
    $16.00.  Supervisor claims for 8 days extra work amounting to $16.00--It was ordered that the same be allowed and that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    The Report of Sylvester Saltmarsh, Supervisor of Road District No. 23, was submitted, examined, & approved, By which report it appears the Supervisor has worked all the hands in his District except Frank Smith, who is Delinquent one day's work. The following named persons are credited with the amount of labor performed as overwork, to be credited on the year 1872, to wit:
    Abraham Bowman 1 Day, John Head 1 Day, Isaac Saltmarsh 2 Days.
    $28.00.  Supervisor claims for 14 days extra labor performed in his Road District $28.00.  It is ordered that the same be allowed and that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    The Report of D. N. Birdseye, Supervisor of Road District No. 11, was submitted to the Board by them examined and approved--Said Report shows that all the hands in said District have worked their road tax for 1871. Following are the delinquents for 1870 in said Road District:
Days Days
D. H. Burroughs 2 J. Neathammer 2
Charles Craft P. Crozier 3
David Wingfield is Credited with work to apply on 1872 as follows, Balance Cr. From last year 2 days.
    $12.00.  Supervisor claims for 6 days extra work $12.00 which amount it is ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount of plank for which pay is claimed, to wit:  1700 feet is not allowed, as the same was paid for in a previous bill presented by said Supervisor (Incorrect).
    $9.00.  The Bill of H. P. Deskins, former Supervisor of said District, for extra labor performed and materials bought amounting to $9.00, It was ordered that the same be allowed, and that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    The Report of Joseph A. Crane, Supervisor of Road District No. 4, was submitted, examined and approved by the Board, by which report the following are the delinquents for the 1871, to wit:
Davis, Joseph H.        1¼ days
Lacy, John S.        ¼ days
    Due the Dollarhide family the sum of $3.00 for Bridge Lumber furnished, to be applied on their road Taxes for 1872.
    $20.00.  Supervisor claims for ten days services amounting to $20.00 which amount was allowed and It is ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount
    John W. Baker, Supervisor of Road District No. 10, submitted a Report of the work done in his Road District, which report was examined, accepted and approved--said Report shows the following delinquents for the year 1871, to wit:
Days Days
Horn, J. S. ½ McElroy, J. 2
Ingram, George V. 2 Parker, Dr. J. P. 1
Ingram, Wesley J. 1 Sears, Granville
Jones, James Tribble, Moses
Kellogg, Julius ¾ Teters, Washington 2
Kilgore, James 1 Rant, Joseph 2
Horn, John 2
No. of days of white labor performed 117
No. of days of Chinese labor performed 124
Total     241
Amount of money Received $17.75
Amount of money Paid out   16.00
Balance in hands of Supervisor $  1.75
    $104.00.  Supervisor claims for 52 days services as Supervisor over and above the amount required of him by law amounting to $104.00 which amount was allowed by the Board and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $92.50.  The Report of W. J. Plymale, Supervisor of Road District No. 6, was submitted to the Board, examined and approved by them, said Report shows that the Supervisor has worked all the hands in his district for the year 1871, together with the delinquents for 1870. Supervisor claims for extra work performed in his road District the sum of $92.50, which was allowed by the Board, and they ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $26.00.  John Seyferth, Supervisor of Road District No. 30, submitted his Report to the Board for the year 1871, which report was examined and approved. Following are the delinquents reported for said Road District, to wit:
Centers, Thomas & William (Partners) 2 days
Jones, R. 1 Day, W. B. Kincaid ¾ day
    Supervisor claims for 13 extra days work performed in his Road District, amounting to $26.00, which amount was allowed by the Board and ordered by them that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock.
L. J. C. Duncan
    County Judge



Wednesday, February 7th A.D. 1872
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present a full Board. The minutes of the proceedings of yesterday were read and approved, when the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The Report of R. S. Dunlap, Supervisor of Jacksonville Road District for the year 1871, was submitted, examined and approved.  Said report shows the following named persons as Delinquents, to wit:
Days Days
Crocker, David N. 2 J. R. Neil 2
Hyzer, Joseph 2 Smith, Musician 2
Williams, W. W. 2 Short, N. D. 2
Zigler, Lewis H. 2 Schutz, Viet
    No. of days labor performed        513¾
Amount of cash received in lieu of taxes $206.68
Amount of cash received from last year        4.00
    Amount paid out $210.68
For 6 days Teaming at $5.00 per day $  30.00
For 73 days hired labor at 2.00 per day 146.00
Nails & bolts for Bridges 11.00
Lumber for Bridges   12.00   119.00
    Balance in hands of Supervisor $  11.68
    $48.00.  Supervisor claims for 24 days services as Supervisor over the amount required to be performed by law, amounting to $48.00--was allowed by the Board and they ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    It is ordered by the Court that Allen F. Farnham be credited with six days work to be applied on Road Tax of 1872. (See John Mark's report forward.)
    Report of John M. Mark, Supervisor of Road District No. 2, was submitted, examined and approved. Following are the name of the Delinquents returned for said district for the year 1871, to wit:
Days
Days
Applegate, Lindsay Ewings, P. 2
Applegate, O. C. & L. B. 5 Howell, Jeff.
Booth, Stephen Loftus, E. H. 3
Baldwin, R. T. ½ Leroy 2
Butler, Wm. C. 2 Patterson, Joshua,
Bower, Frank C.     Estate of
Coolidge, Orlander ½ Russell, J. H.
Daly, W. C. 2 Tucker, Lewis B. 2
Devlin, J. Whitmore, S. D.
Brook, Quincy A. Walker, J. P.
Cox 2
    The following named persons have been allowed as credits for overwork to be applied on their Road Tax for 1871:
Eber Emery $2.79        A. D. Holman $12.60
Allen Farnham 6 days work to be credited on 1872
Cash Received & expended on Road $95.50
    $84.00.  Supervisor claims for 42 days services over and above the amount required to be performed by law amounting to $84.00 was allowed and ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $7.50.  Bill of W. F. Howlett for sawing & piling 5 cords of wood for use of County amounting to $7.50 was allowed and Ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $11.00.  Bill of H. K. Hanna for services as Pros. Atty.
on examination of Henry Howard $  5.00
Horse hire to Ashland, State vs. Jo Wells     6.00
was allowed and ordered $11.00
that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $70.00.  The Bill of Henry Klippel, Sheriff, for Jailer's fees and board of Jailer for January, 1872, amounting to $70.00 was allowed, and ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $42.00.  The Bill of Henry Klippel, Sheriff, for summoning Jury for February term 1872 of Circuit Court amounting to $42.00 was allowed, and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $581.72.  The Bill of Henry Klippel for 3 percent on $19,390.71 Dollars on Taxes collected for State, County, School and Poll Taxes for the year 1871, amounting to $581.72 cents was allowed, and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $35.00.  The Bill of Henry Klippel for Board of H. Howard, Prisoner,
5 weeks @ $6.00 per week, to Feby. 6th 1872 $30.00
1 Day's attendance on County Court Jany. term     5.00
    Total amount 35.00
was allowed and ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $66.50.  Bill of Silas J. Day for work done for County, as per bill on file, amounting to $66.50, was allowed and it was ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $8.75.  Bill of Silas J. Day for articles furnished for use of County as per bill on file, amounting to Eight Dollars and 75 cents was allowed--and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $20.00.  Bill of Loui Hubert for 5 cords of wood furnished for use of County amounting to $20.00 was allowed, and ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $27.34.  The Bill of A. Fisher & Brothers for articles furnished for
use of Prisoners amounting to $  9.25
and for use of County Poor   18.09
Amounting, as per bill on file to $27.34
was allowed, and ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $60.00.  The Bill of George Ross for conveying St. Marian T'Vault to Insane Asylum at Portland amounting to $60.00 was allowed, and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount. 
    $14.00.  It was ordered that the Bill of Wm. H. Simpson on file amounting to $14.00 be allowed, and that a county warrant issue for the amount--work about Upper Butte Creek Bridge.
    The Petition of Henry Blecher asking that viewers and a surveyor be appointed to review a certain portion of the County Road running from Jacksonville to Sterlingville where the same runs through the lands of the Petitioner and described in said Petition
    And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said Petitioner, having filed with the Clerk of this Court an undertaking, whereby said Petitioner agrees to pay all expenses of review, survey and relocation, which said Bond is accepted and approved--It is therefore considered by the Court that the prayer of the Petitioner be granted, so far as to have a review and survey of said road as prayed for in the petition for the same and for that purpose it is ordered by the Court that James Kilgore, R. S. Dunlap and Jacob Roudebush, three disinterested and competent persons, citizens of the County, be appointed viewers of said road, and that James S. Howard, a skillful surveyor, be appointed Surveyor of said road, and that the said viewers and Surveyor, or a majority of said viewers, after being duly qualified as by law required, shall proceed to review the ground over which the proposed road is to be turned, and ascertain the distance such road will be increased by the proposed alteration, and make out a Report in writing, stating the several distances so found, together with their opinion as to the utility of making such alterations, and sign said report and present the same by one of their number to the Clerk of this Court on or before the next regular day of this term ensuing.
    The Petition of Patrick Donegan and 15 others asking for viewers and surveyor to be appointed for a change in the County Road on the North side of Rogue River, running from Bybee's Ferry to Fort Klamath was taken up and the consideration of the same was deferred until the March term ensuing.
    $14.00.  Bill of Sachs Bros. for articles furnished the County Poor, amounting to $10.00 and Curtains for Court House windows $4.00--Total $14.00 was allowed and ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $9.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the Bill of Frederick Heber for 2¼ cords of wood $9.00 be allowed and that a county warrant Issue for the amount. The said wood was furnished for the use of the County.
    $5.00.  The Bill of Hall & Pfeil for repairing Court House windows and Door, amounting to Five Dollars, was allowed & ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $4.00.  It is ordered by the Court that Mrs. L. Ganung be allowed the sum of Four dollars for two days services in attendance as a witness at the November term 1871 of the Circuit Court state case.
    $4.00.  It is ordered by the Court that Mrs. McCully be allowed the sum of Four dollars for two days services in attendance on the Circuit Court at November term 1871 as a witness state case.
    Amount due Jackson County from the State of Oregon for conveying St. Marian T'Vault to Insane Asylum at Portland as per bill rendered from Secretary of state--$327.00. 
    $29.50.  It is ordered by the Board that the Bill of William Bilger for articles furnished for use of S. L. Morse, a county charge, for the month of January 1872 amounting to $29.50 be allowed and that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $18.75.  The Bill of W. F. Howlett, washing for Prisoners $10.25, furnishing and cutting wood for use of Jail 8.50, Total $18.75, was allowed and ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $11.25.  Bill of Robb & Kahler for articles furnished for use of County $9.75, and opium for Morse $1.50, Total Eleven Dollars and 25 cents was allowed, and ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $23.00.  Bill of "Democratic Times Office" for Printing Assessment Schedules, and Blank Subpoenas, amounting to $23.00 was allowed & ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    $59.26.  It was ordered by the Board that the Bill of Jesse Dollarhide for 3,950 feet of Bridge plank furnished for use of Road District No. 6 @ $15.00 per M, amounting to $59.26, be allowed and that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    $2.00.  It is ordered by the Court that W. J. Plymale be allowed the sum of Two dollars for one day's services as Juror (in addition to those already allowed) in attendance on the November term 1871 of the Circuit Court.
    The Petition of J. J. Nichols and others asking for viewers and a surveyor to view and survey a County Road on the North side of Rogue River from Sam's Creek on the lower crossing, through Sams Valley to Ramsay Canyon and thence to Evans Creek and up to Brown's Salt works, was taken up and the consideration of the same postponed until the March term ensuing.
    It is ordered by the Board that the Clerk of this Court make out and present for payment to James D. Fay the Bill for two years' office Rent of Room used by him as an office in upper part of Court House, said Rent to commence March 1st 1870 & runs to March 1st 1872, 24 months, at the monthly rent of $5.00 per month--as per contract--Making a total amount of $120.00 (Bill presented & paid).
    Whereas it has come to the knowledge of the Board by Berry and Smith, Contractors, for the building of the Bridge on the Stage Road across Evans Creek, that said bridge is Completed and ready to be received by the County, and asking that receivers be appointed to receive said Bridge--It is therefore ordered by the Court that John S. Herrin, Thomas Wright, County Commissioners, and Samuel Hall, a practical mechanic be and they are hereby appointed receivers of said Bridge, with full power and authority to give to said Berry and Smith, Contractors, the necessary certificate for the said Bridge. If in their Judgment the said Bridge has been built according to Contract, And that said receivers make due report of their proceedings under this appointment to the County Court on Friday, the 9th day of February A.D. 1872, To which time this Court stands adjourned.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge


Friday, February 9th A.D. 1872
    The Court met this morning pursuant to adjournment, present the same as on Thursday, the minutes of the proceedings of Thursday were read and approved, when the following proceedings were had.
    $35.00.  It is ordered by the Board that A. Jones be allowed for care of Alfred Hanley, a county charge, for the month of January, A.D. 1872, as per contract, $35.00 be allowed.
    $20.00.  It is ordered by the Board that Lafayette Allen be allowed for care of Martin, a county charge, for the  month of January, A.D. 1872, as per contract amounting to $20.00 be allowed.
    It is ordered by the Board that the following named persons be allowed for services in making Jury list for Jacksonville Precinct for the year 1872:
James R. Wade, J.P. $3.00
Alexander Martin 3.00
W. H. S. Hyde   3.00
9.00
    $11.75.  It is ordered by the Board that the Bill of Hoffman & Klippel for articles furnished for use of County as per bill on file, amounting to $11.75, be allowed.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Board that the Bill of Kubli and Wilson for use of Buggy & Horse for use of L. J. C. Duncan for County business, amounting to $5.00, be allowed.
    $50.00.  It is ordered by the Board that the Bill of Fay & Rea as Counsel fees or retainer in the Rock Point Bridge case, amounting to $50.00, be allowed.
    Now at this day the report of the viewers appointed on the Petition of Henry Blecher for a resurvey of a portion of the County Road running through the lands of the said Blecher, came on to be heard and considered, which report is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Hon. Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, Ogn.:
    We, the undersigned, having been appointed by the County Commissioners to review and locate a portion of the Sterling Road as prayed for in the Petition of Henry Blecher, beg leave to report as follows--After being duly qualified according to law, we proceeded to the place designated in the Petition, 20 yards South of Poorman's Creek on the present traveled road, and proceeded to review and locate the road as prayed for in the petition and would recommend the adoption of the same by your Honorable Body, it being upon better ground and a little shorter, and it has been opened and worked and almost completed, for distances we refer you to the report of the Surveyor--All of which is respectfully submitted,
R. S. Dunlap
James Kilgore
    Reviewers
Jacksonville, Ogn.
    Feb. the 8th 1872
which said Report shows the Prayer of the Petitioner to be reasonable, and said Report further shows that the proposed new road has been opened a legal width, and in all respects made equal to the old road for the convenience of travelers. It is therefore ordered by the Court that such new road be and the same is declared a public highway. And it is further ordered that so much of the old Road as is not embraced in the new road be declared vacated. Provided that said Henry Blecher shall pay all the costs and expenses of the view, survey and return of such alteration.
    The Report of S. D. VanDyke, Supervisor of Road District No. (3) was submitted, examined and approved, by which report it appears that Supervisor has worked out all the Poll and property tax in his District, except Champion T. Payne, who is Delinquent ¾ day, M. Mensor 3 days, the following named persons are delinquent as petitioners for a new road through said District, to wit:
Days Days
A. Dunlap 1 C. S. Sargent 1
Woodford Reames ½ Rufus Ball 1
John Thurber 1 J. Ritter 1
Geo. Briner ½
Dan Lavenburg 1
Horace Root 1
D. P. Brittain ½
    $32.00.  Supervisor claims for 13½ days Services as Supervisor over the amount required to be performed by law--amounting to $27.00 and $5.00 for 2 Guide Boards $5.00--Total $32.00, which amount was allowed and ordered that a county warrant issue for the amount.
    The Petitions of P. Donegan for change of Road on North side of Rogue River, the Petition for County Road near Lost River, the Petition for County Road from Lost River Gap to Langell Valley, were adjourned until the next term of this Court.
    $4.00.  James P. Tuffs, Supervisor of Road District No. (12) submitted a report of the work done in his Road District for the year 1871, by which it appears the Supervisor has worked all the hands in his District excepting Onecema Beard and T. L. Jones who are each delinquent 2 days. The report shows that 8 Chinamen have worked 2 days each. Supervisor claims for 2 extra days services $4.00 which amount is allowed, and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    Road District No. 1. It is ordered by the Board that Patrick Dunn be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 1 for the ensuing year.
    No. 2. It is ordered by the Board that Jacob Wagner be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 2 for the ensuing year.
    No. 3. It is ordered by the Board that John Grieve be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 3 for the ensuing year.
    No. 4. It is ordered by the Board that John Dollarhide be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 4 for the ensuing year.
    No. 5. It is ordered by the Board that Jacob Ish be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 5 for the ensuing year.
    No. 6. It is ordered by the Board that W. J. Plymale be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 6 for the ensuing year.
    No. 10. It is ordered by the Court that David Heuston be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 10 for the present year.
    No. 11. It is ordered by the Board that Robert Cook be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 11 for the present year.
    No. 12. It is ordered by the Board that James P. Tuffs be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 12 for the present year.
    No. 14. It is ordered by the Board that John J. Nichols be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 14 for the present year.
    No. 15. It is ordered by the Board that Wm. Mathis be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 15 for the present year.
    No. 17. It is ordered by the Board that George W. Isaacs be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 17 for the present year.
    No. 18. It is ordered by the Board that Wm. Parker be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 18 for the present year.
    No. 21. It is ordered by the Board that Chris. Kretzer be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 21 for the present year.
    No. 23. It is ordered by the Board that Thomas Gilson be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 23 for the present year.
    No. 26. It is ordered by the Board that Joel Dixon be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 26 for the present year.
    No. 30. It is ordered by the Board that W. J. Gregory be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 30 for the present year.
    No. 34. It is ordered by the Board that Peter Boschey be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Jacksonville Road District for the present fiscal year.
    No. 33. It is ordered by the Board that G. B. Van Riper be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of the Lost River District for the present year.
    No. 35. It is ordered by the Board that a new road District be made in said County commencing at a Point on Poorman's Creek where the County Road running up Jackass Creek leaves the main Applegate road in Section 14, Township 38 South, Range 3 West--Thence down Poorman's Creek to where it crosses the line between the S.E. ¼ and the S.W. ¼ of said Section (14) thence South on said line to the South or West side of Jackass Creek, thence up said creek and including all the settlers on the lands drained by said Jackass Creek to its head.
    And it is ordered by the board that Daniel Hopkins be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said District No. 35 for the present year.
    No. 36. It is ordered by the Board that a new Road District be formed in said County--
    Commencing where the County Road running up Rogue River crosses the South line of Section (1) in Township 34 South, Range 1 West, running thence west on said line to the top of the Umpqua divide, and East from said point to Southeast corner of Section Six (6) of said Township, thence Northward and Eastward including all the Settlers between the top of the divide between Rogue River, Klamath Lakes and the Umpqua divide.
    And it is hereby ordered that I. R. Mecum be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 36, for the present year.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following report of the Receivers of the Evans Creek Bridge be accepted and spread upon the Journal, which is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Hon. Board of County Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon.
Gentlemen
    We, your Committee, who were appointed to examine the Bridge recently built over Evans Creek in this County, would respectfully say that we have carefully performed that duty and find said structure built in a good, substantial and workmanlike manner. We therefore recommend that said Bridge be accepted, the Contractors paid and discharged from any further liability in the premises, this February 9th 1872.
John S. Herrin
Thomas Wright
Samuel Hall
    It is therefore ordered that said Bridge be accepted and the Contractors for the same, Berry & Smith, be released from their undertaking herein, and that they and their sureties be released and that they be permitted to go hence without day.
    $1401.00.  It is ordered by the Board that Berry and Smith be allowed the Balance due on the Construction of the Evans Creek Bridge amounting to Fourteen Hundred and one dollars, and that a County Warrant Issue for the amount.
    On the Petition and affidavit of George W. Oliver, a resident of this County, Stating that two members of his Family are sick, and the Petitioner [is] wholly unable to provide the necessary Medical care and attention that the circumstances require to be done in the case and praying the Court to make an appropriation from the funds of the County for the purposes above set forth,
    The Board after duly considering the matter, made the following order, that Medical assistance be provided for the sick persons in George W. Oliver's Family at the expense of the County, to be rendered under the directions of E. D. Foudray, Agent of this Board for the County Poor of the County.
    On the application of L. J. White for a License to sell spirituous liquors in measure less than one quart in the Precinct of Rock Point, and it appearing that said applicant has filed with the Clerk of this Court the Treasurer's Receipt for the sum of Fifty dollars for a License for 6 months for purposes above specified, from January 1st 1872 to July 1st 1872--but said applicant having failed to file the necessary petition and Bond for the same, the Clerk is hereby authorized to issue said license on the filing [of] the necessary Bond and petition for the same.
    The application of Harvey P. Deskins heretofore filed for a License to sell spirituous liquors in the precinct of Willow Springs in said County in measure less than one quart, And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that said applicant had presented the Petition of a majority of the legal voters of said Precinct praying that said application be granted, and it also appearing that due Notices of the Presentation of such application had been duly posted according to law,
    And the said Applicant having filed his Bond as required by law, which said Bond is accepted and Approved, And the said Applicant having deposited with the County Treasurer the sum of $50.00 as evidenced by the Treasurer's Receipt for the same--
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that license issue to the said Harvey P. Deskins for six months from the 4th day of January to the 4th day of July 1872.
    The Report of Samuel Rush, Supervisor of Road District No. 13 was admitted to the Board, examined and approved; following are the delinquents reported:
Michael Moran 2 days
Franklin Ragsdale--½ day on property tax
Report shows money on hand from last year 11.38
Money received on taxes for 1871 the sum of   70.16
Total amount received     $81.54
Amount paid out for road work   71.04
$10.50
Which amount was spent on Sardine Creek Bridge 40.50
    $38.00.  Supervisor claims for 19 days services over the amount required of him by law to be performed, which amount was allowed and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    No. 13.  It is further ordered that Christian Weiss be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of said Road District No. 13 for the ensuing year.
    Peter Simon, Supervisor of Road District No. 16 submitted his Report to the Board of Road work done in his District for the year 1871, whereby it appears the following named persons are delinquent:
Days Days
Boothby, Albion 2 James Stow 1
Black, John 1
Charles A. Seyferth to be credited with one day's work on 1872.
    $16.00.  Supervisor claims for 8 days service over the time required by law amounting to $16.00 which amount was allowed and ordered that a county warrant Issue for the amount.
    It is further ordered that Marvin Wood be, and he is, hereby appointed supervisor of said Road District No. (16) for the ensuing year.
    In the matter of the Petition of William Childers asking for certain changes to be made in Road District No. 14 on the North side of Rogue River was deferred by order of the Board to the March term ensuing. See March term for change of Road Districts, should have been inserted in this day's proceedings.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
L. J. C. Duncan
    Co. Judge
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