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Jackson County Commissioners' Journals 1873

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

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[January 6, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court for the State of Oregon for Jackson County held at the Court room in Said County on Monday, January 6th 1873 (Sitting for County business) at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, H. M. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Whereas at 12 O'Clock M. This day being the hour for opening Sealed bids for the building of a Bridge across Applegate Creek, on the line of the Thompson Creek Road, at the time appointed the bids were opened, and the following were the names of persons, with the Amount of each bid, to wit:
John Hockenyos Gold Coin $2135.00
H. F. Phillips Gold Coin 2250.00
Samuel Hall Gold Coin 2000.00
Daly & Tozer Gold Coin 1800.00
Thomas Mee Gold Coin 1550.00
After due consideration by the Court, the acceptance of the bids for building the aforesaid Bridge was laid over until next regular term of this Court.
    In the matter of the application of Morris Mensor for a reduction of his Taxes came on to be heard on the Sworn Statement of the Applicant, and it appearing therefrom that the applicant failed to appear before the Board of Equalization at the proper time through an excusable mistake on his part and it further appearing from said Sworn Statement that Said applicant has not more than $15000.00 of assessable property in this County and State over his debts & liabilities, it is therefore ordered by the Court that the Sheriff remit all County Taxes of said applicant Morris Mensor on all his Assessment over Said Sum of $15000.00 for the present year, but his order does not change or lessen the Amount of taxes due from the Applicant to the State.
    $29.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of John Bilger for Money Paid to pauper family $25.00 and for Sundries furnished for use of County $4.50 be allowed, Amounting to $29.50.    
    $475.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of L. Danforth for one Quarter's Salary for Maintaining County Paupers from October 17th 1872 up to January 17th 1873 be allowed, Amounting to $475.00.
    $4.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of the Democratic Times For Advertisement of Notice for Sealed proposals 1 Square 3 insertions be allowed Amounting to $4.50.
    $28.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Thomas T. McKenzie for Services as Sheriff for the month of December 1872 be allowed Amounting to $28.00.
    $7.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. B. Kent, Publisher of Democratic Times, for Publication of Bridge Notice be allowed, Amounting to $7.00.
    $114.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Jailer fees and Board and washing for prisoners, be allowed Amounting to $114.00.
    $125.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of W. J. Stanley, School Superintendent to 1 Quarter's Salary from Oct. 1st 1872 to January 1st 1873 be allowed, Amounting to $125.00.
    $59.20.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of M. H. Drake for Services as County Commissioner for Quarter Ending December 31st 1872 be allowed Amounting to $59.20.
    $45.20.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Jacob Wagner for Services as County Commissioner for quarter ending December 31st 1872 be Allowed Amounting to $45.20.
    $250.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the Salary of Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge, for the Quarter ending December 31st 1872, be ordered paid, Amounting to $250.00.
    $50.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Wells Fargo & Co. for transportation of Arms from Salem, Oregon to Jacksonville, for the use of the Volunteers called into the Service by Order of Gov. Grover for the Suppression of the Modoc Indians, be allowed, Amounting to $50.50.
    $1.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Louis Tucker for distributing Ballot Boxes be allowed, Amounting to $1.50.
    $2.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Mr. Walters for Bread furnished Owen Coyle, an indigent person, be allowed, Amounting to $2.00.
    $7.42.  It is ordered by the Court that the bills of John Orth & Co. for Beef furnished Owen Coyle, an Indigent person, $4.00 Also for Beef furnished Herrington, Same as above $3.42 be allowed, Amounting to    $7.42.     
    $150.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of John Bilger for Salary as County Treasurer for Quarter ending Decr. 31st 1872 be allowed, Amounting to $150.00.
    $23.23.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Wallace & Steckel for Lumber furnished for repairing Evans & Sardine Creek Bridges be allowed Amounting to $23.23/100.
    $112.20.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for Services during the month of December 1872 be allowed Amounting to $112.20.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the 
[omission] that the bill of J. R. Neil, District Attorney, fees on Examination in the case of the State of Oregon vs. J. B. Markham & R. H. Stockton be allowed Amounting $10.00.
    $100.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Manning & Ish for 4 Horses and driver for transporting County Arms to Linkville, Oregon be allowed Amounting to $100.00.
    $31.25.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of A. Fisher & Bro. for Sundries furnished County as per Bill on file be allowed Amounting to $31.25.
    It is ordered by the Court that the persons named in the transcript filed by U. S. Hayden, J.P. wherein State of Oregon is Plaintiff and Peter Hubert is Defendant be allowed as follows, to wit:
Jurors
    Isaac Sachs 1 day & mileage $1.70
K. Kubli 1 day & mileage 1.70
E. Jacobs 1 day & mileage 1.70
John Miller 1 day & mileage 1.70
Frank Smith 1 day & mileage 1.70
Dick Ish 1 day & mileage 1.70
Witness fees
N. D.Short 2 days & mileage 3.20
H. V. Helms 1 day & mileage 1.70
Wm. Williams 1 day & mileage 1.70
Mr. Lawrence 1 day & mileage 1.70
    It is ordered by the Court that the persons named in the transcript filed by U. S. Hayden, J.P. be allowed fees as follows, to wit:
State vs. M. Brentano
Jury
James A. Wilson 1 day & mileage $1.70
William Million 1 day & mileage 1.70
N. Fisher 1 day & mileage 1.70
B. H. Moore 1 day & mileage 1.70
T. B. Kent 1 day & mileage 1.70
West. Manning 1 day & mileage 1.70
Witnesses
John Dick 1 day & mileage 1.70
Wm. Bleckert 1 day & mileage 1.70
Fred Grob 1 day & mileage 1.70
J. T. Hunt 1 day & mileage 1.70
N. D. Short 1 day & mileage 1.70
    It is ordered by the Court that the persons named in the transcript filed by U. S. Hayden, J.P. State vs. E. Denney, be allowed, as follows, to wit:
  Jurors' fees
John E. Ross 1 day & mileage $1.70
Al Owen 1 day & mileage 1.70
E. Reames 1 day & mileage 1.70
Sol Sachs 1 day & mileage 1.70
P. Donegan 1 day & mileage 1.70
Witnesses
N. D. Short 1 day & mileage 1.70
Wm. Williams 1 day & mileage 1.70
C. C. Beekman
    It is ordered by the Court that the following bills be allowed, State of Oregon vs. Gordon
    E. DePeatt J.P. fees $4.80
C. J. Farrington Constable fees 7.40
T. T. McKenzie Sheriff fees 6.25
    It is ordered by the Court that the persons named in the transcript filed by Thomas Mee, J.P., State of Oregon vs. E. W. Hudson be allowed as follows, to wit:
  Thomas Mee Justice fees $3.60
Samuel Taylor Constable fees 4.60
Witness fees
Wm. Acock Mileage & Attendance $2.30
J. H. Rhoten Mileage & Attendance 2.30
David Slagle Mileage & Attendance 2.30
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock.
E. B. Watson
    Judge



Tuesday, January 7th 1873
    The County Court for the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson met this morning pursuant to adjournment, at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    It is ordered by the Court that the following Amounts be allowed in the Case of the State of Oregon vs. J. B. Markham & R. H. Stockton before E. DePeatt, J.P. as follows, to wit:
  E. DePeatt Justice fees $6.00
C. J. Farrington Constable fees 13.60
John Slagle Deputy Constable fees 4.80
T. T. McKenzie Sheriff fees 3.40
Witness fees
Simon Caro Witness fees 1.50
     $15.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the following Bills be allowed for boarding and guarding prisoners, Namely J. B. Markham & R. H. Stockton, Arrested for the crime of Larceny. To Jesse Houck, amounting to $15.00.
    $12.00.  Also the bill of Jacob Slagle & Son for Conveyance of prisoners from Jenny Creek to Ashland, and from Ashland to Jacksonville be allowed Amounting to $12.00.
    $2.85.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Max Muller for Postage Stamps furnished for the use of the County be allowed, amounting to $2.85.
    It is ordered by the Court that the persons named in the transcript filed by E. DePeatt, J.P. State of Oregon vs. J. B. Markham & R. H. Stockton be allowed as follows, to wit:
    E. DePeatt Justice fees $21.75
C. J. Farrington Constable fees 25.00
John Slagle Deputy Constable fees 12.40
Witness fees
Simon Caro 1 day's attendance 1.50
Morris Baum 1 day's attendance 1.50
S. A. Markham 1 day's attendance &
    mileage 64 miles 7.90
    In the matter of the petition of M. Hanley and others praying for a road commencing at Peter Simon's and running to Lundy's ford on the South fork of Butte Creek, It is ordered by the Court that it be adjourned over until the February term of this Court for want of proof of notice.
    In the matter of the Wagner Creek road, It is ordered by the Court that further action upon the same be postponed until the next term of the Court.
    And the Court thereupon adjourned without day.
E. B. Watson
    Judge



[February 5, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular Term of the County Commissioners Court for the State of Oregon for Jackson County, held at the Court Room in Said County on Wednesday, February 5th 1873, Sitting for County business, at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    The report of Marvin S. Wood, Supervisor of Road District No. 16, was Submitted, Examined and approved, by which report it appears the Supervisor has worked out all the Poll and property tax in his district except the following persons who are delinquent or have overworked for the year 1872, to wit:
Delinquents
    William Bybee 1 day
J. M. Black 4 days
Henry Cromer 3 days
John L. Gill 3 days
Samuel Laporte 1¼ days
James M. Matney ¾ day
John McDaniel 2 days
Hyzer Mathews 1 day
Potter Wilson ¼ day
Larkin Robison 2 days
James Stow 2 days
Pleasant Stow 1 day
Martin Hurst 2 days
Persons to be credited with work in 1873
Peter Simons 1 day
William Mathews 1 day
Lewis Reese 1 day
David Mosher 1 day
David Mins
Mrs. Rader 2½ days
William French 1½ days
N. A. Young 1¾ days
    $116.00.  The Supervisor claims for his Services as Supervisor for work done over the amount of his Road Tax for 58 days Amounting to $116.00 be allowed and County order drawn therefor.
    $20.00.  The report of Wm. H. Parker, Supervisor of Road District No. 18, was Submitted to the Court and Examined and approved, by which report it appears the Supervisor has worked out all the Poll and property Tax in his District. The Supervisor claims for his Services as Supervisor for work done over his own road Tax for 10 days work Amounting to $20.00 be allowed.
    $6.00.  The report of Daniel Hopkins, Supervisor of road District No. 35, was Submitted to the Court, Examined and Approved, by which report it appears the Supervisor has worked out all the Poll and property Tax in his district. The Supervisor claims for his Services as Supervisor for work done over his own road Tax for 3 days work Amounting to $6.00 be allowed and order drawn on the Treasurer for the Amount.
    $64.00.  The report of John A. Grieve, Supervisor of Road District No. 3, was Submitted to the Court, Examined and Approved, by which report it appears the Supervisor has worked out all the Poll and property Tax in his road District, Except the following persons who are returned as delinquents:
    Anderson, E. K. 3½ days Ritter, Joseph 2½ days
Beeson, Welborn 1½ days Robison, S. M. ½ day
Kennon, David 2 days Lavenburg, Dan 1 day
Moreland, F. 2 days Thurber, John 1 day
Reames & Sachs Cr. By 1 day's work.
    The Supervisor claims for his services as Supervisor for work done over his road Tax for 32 days work amounting to $64.00 be allowed, and order drawn on County Treasurer for the Same.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 O'Clock A.M.
E. B. Watson
    Judge



[February 6, 1873]
    The County Court for the County of Jackson and State of Oregon met this morning Thursday, February 6th 1873 pursuant to adjournment,
    At which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $22.00.  The report of John W. Dollarhide, Supervisor of road District No. 4, was Submitted, Examined and approved, by which it appears the Supervisor has worked out all the Poll and property tax in his District Excepting William M. Griffin, 1 day and J. F. Griffin, 1 day delinquent. The Supervisor claims for his Services as Supervisor for work done over his own Road Tax for 11 days Amounting to $22.00 which Amount is ordered paid.
    $63.20.  Also for Lumber furnished for Bridges by Jesse Dollarhide 3160 feet amounting to $63.20 be allowed and order drawn for that Amount.
    It is ordered by the Court that the bid of Thomas Mee for building the bridge across Applegate on the line of the Thompson Creek road for the Sum of $1550.00 be accepted, the Said Thomas Mee, being present in Court and assenting to certain changes in the plan & Specifications of said bridge, and it is further ordered that the said Thomas Mee file his bond with good and Sufficient Securities in the Sum of $1550, Conditioned according to law for the building of said Bridge. And whereupon the said Thomas Mee files his bond conditioned as aforesaid in the sum of $1550 with Kaspar Kubli and James A. Cardwell as Securities which bond is Accepted and approved by the Court and a written agreement entered into between said Thomas Mee and the Judge & Commissioners of the Court, which agreement is ordered to be placed on file.
    The Report of Wm. M. Mathes, Supervisor of Road District No. 15, was Submitted, Examined and approved, by which it appears the Supervisor has worked out all the Poll and property Tax in his district, excepting
    John N. Hockersmith 2¼ days
Joseph W. Hockersmith 2¼ days
Thomas Mayhew 2 days
     $18.00.  The Supervisor claims for his Services as Supervisor for work done above his Road tax for 9 days Services as Supervisor $18.00 which amount is allowed and ordered paid.
    $47.00.  The Report of W. J. Plymale, Supervisor of Road District No. 6, was Submitted, Examined and approved, by which report it appears the Supervisor has worked out all the Poll and property Tax in his District, Excepting
    James Barnes 7 days Wm. A. Owen 3½ days
William Chambers 4 days Sol Humphrey 2 days
Chambers, Estate of 4 days
    The Supervisor claims for his Services as Supervisor for work done over his own Road Tax for 23½ days amounting to $47.00 which amount is ordered paid.
    $23.00.  The report of M. D. Sturgis, Supervisor of Road District No. 20, was Submitted, Examined and approved, by which it appears the Supervisor has worked all the Poll and property Tax in his District.
    The Supervisor claims for his Services as Supervisor for 11½ days work done over his own road Tax the Sum of $23.00, which Amount is allowed and ordered paid.
    $40.00.  The report of C. J. Weiss, Supervisor of Road District No. 13, was Submitted, Examined and approved, by which it appears that said Supervisor has worked out all the poll & property Tax in his district.
    The Supervisor claims for his Services for work done above his own Road Tax for 20 days $40.00, which Amount is allowed and ordered paid.
    R. A. Cook, Supervisor of Road District No. 11, Submitted his report to the Board for the labor performed in his district for the year 1872, which report was Examined and Approved. Following are the names of the delinquents returned in Said District:
Paul Fairclo 2 days
    Persons who have overworked for the year 1872 and to be Credited for 1873:
Lafayette Allen 2 days
G. W. Bailey 1 day
Harkman, Wm.
G. W. Lance 4½ days
    $39.50.  The Supervisor claims for work done over his own Road Tax for 19¾ days work as Supervisor $39.50, which amount is allowed and ordered paid.
    Christian Kretzer, Supervisor of Road District No. 21, Submitted his report to the Board for the labor performed in his District for the year 1872, which report was Examined and approved. Following are names of the delinquents for the year 1872, to wit:
Alcorn, M. F. Platt, Joseph 2 days
Bohm, August 2 days Ramsdale, John 2 days
Cimborsky, John 2 days Story, William 2 days
Gaston, Thomas 2 days Schmidtling, Jake 2 days
Grub, Fritz 2 days Wolf, August 2 days
Gudgge, J. 2 days Jackson, Colored 2 days
Logan, David 2 days Kanaka Jack 2 days
Myer, Jacob 2 days Kanaka James 2 days
Henry Bauten 1 day
    $20.00.  The Supervisor Claims for work done as said Supervisor for work done over the amount of his road Tax for 1872 for 10 days at $2 per day Amounting to $20.00 which amount is allowed and ordered paid.
    Amount of money in the hands of Supervisor belonging to District $22.85.
    Joel Dixon, Supervisor of Road District No. 26, Submitted his report to the board for the labor performed in his district for the year 1872 which report was Examined and Approved.
    Following are the names of the delinquents
Cox, Joseph ¼ day Martin 1 day
Cox, Frank 2½ days Morrison, Felix 1 day
Colwell, Christopher 2 days Waddle, Arthur M. 1 day
Eaimonte, George 3 days
    $38.00.  The Supervisor claims for his work over his own Road Tax for 19 Days at $2 per day $38.00 which Amount is allowed and ordered paid.
    $48.00.  Supervisor Reports Amount of plank used in his district to be 4000 feet at $12 per M. Amounting to $48.00 which Amount is due to J. B. Thomas which Amount is ordered paid to J. B. Thomas.
    George W. Isaacs, Supervisor of Road District No. 17, Submitted his report to the Board for the labor performed in his District for the year 1872, which report was Examined and approved. The following are the names of the delinquents, to wit:
  Bradley, Lawson 3¼ days Henry George 2 days
Brown, H. R. 2 days Klingle, Simon 3½ days
Bradley, Luzern 3½ days Miller, William, Dr. 1 day
Carlton, Adolphus 1½ days Miller, James 1½ days
Downing, Fred 2½ days Pool 2 days
Esman, Edward 2 days Randalls, Samuel 2 days
Farlow, William 2 days Right, C. J. 2¼ days
Farlow, S. 2 days Swingle, Joseph 15¼ days
Hendricks, Joseph 4 days Simpson, J. W. 2 days
Grigsby, G. D. 2½ days Turpin, H. C. 2¾ days
Grigsby, Melvin ½ day Terrill, H. J. 2 days
Henry, William J. 2 days Shelton, D. ½ day
Hale, Jr. 2 days Nichols, Thomas E. 2¼ days
Heckathorn, Jerry 3 days
    The following named persons were not ordered to labor in Said Road District for 1872 but are residents and liable to road work, 2 days each, to wit:
  Edmonds, Ben. 2 days Swingle, Lucius 2 days
Fleming, R. M. 2 days Powell, Samuel T. 2 days
Gribble, William 2 days Weldon, John 2 days
McMenamy 2 days Wyland, Aaron 2 days
    $7.00.  The Supervisor claims for his services above the Amount of his Road Tax for 1872 for 3½ days work at $2 per day. $7.00 which amount is allowed and ordered paid.
    John Latourette, Supervisor of Road District No. 31, Submitted his report to the board for labor performed in his District for the year 1872 which report was Examined and Approved. Following are the delinquents in District No. 31 for 1872.
  Brown, A. J. 2 days Penning, Edward 3 days
Garrett, R. H. 2 days
    Amount of Cash Collected in Lieu of labor and in the hands of John Latourette, Supervisor, $71.00, which Amount Said Supervisor is order to pay over to his Successor in Office.
    $50.00.  The Said Supervisor claims for his Services for 39 days work at $2 per day $78.00, which Amount is disallowed and pay for 25 days allowed at $2 per day $50.00.
    D. W. Huston, Supervisor of Road District No. 10, Submitted his report to the Board for labor performed in his District for the year 1872 which report was Examined and Approved. The following are the names of the delinquents:
  Ferguson, F. M. 1 day Miller, Charles 2 days
Ferguson, R. L. 1⅓ days Ralls, V. S. ½ day
Grobman, Jacob 1 day
    $50.00.  The road Supervisor claims for his Services for work done over his own Road Tax for 36 days which Amount is disallowed and pay for 25 days allowed amounting to $50.00. Amount of money in the hands of Supervisor $5.75 which amount he is ordered to pay over to his Successor in Office for the Benefit of Road District No. 10.
    James P. Tuffs, Supervisor of Road District No. 12, Submitted his report to the Board for labor performed in his District for 1872, which report was Examined and Approved.
    Following are the delinquents:
    Kahler, Wm. ¾ day Taylor, D. H. 2 days
    $30.10.  Amount of Lumber used for Bridges 2144 feet for which Supervisor claims $42.88. Amount allowed by the Board for Lumber $30.10.
    $8.00.  The said Supervisor claims for his Services for 4 days work over his own Road Tax $8.00, which amount is allowed and ordered paid.
    J. J. Nichols, Supervisor of Road District No. 14, Submitted his report to the Board for labor performed in his District for 1872, which report was Examined and Approved.     Following are the names of Delinquents.
  Ball, Frank ¼ day Cyrus H. Pickens 1¼ day
Chitwood, J. 1 day Pickens, Cyrus W. 1¼ day
Collins, James 1 day Satterfield, Joseph 2½ day
Collins, T. 2 days Taylor, J. B. 2 days
Dyer 1 day Vinson, I. 2¾ days
Ingraham 2 days Wilson, W. ½ day
May, C. 1 day White, W. 1 day
March, S. 1 day Zachary, R. 2 days
March, D. P. 1 day Jacobs 2 days
Morgan, E. 3½ days Roberts, George 2 days
Moore, J. K. ½ day 8 Chinamen at mouth
    of Sardine Creek 16 days
    $64.00.  The said Supervisor claims for his Services for 32 days work over his road Tax $64.00, which Amount is allowed and ordered paid.
    Amount of Plank used in Said District for Bridges 1670 and paid by County.
    Josiah Crump, Supervisor of Road District No. 23, Submitted his report which was Examined and Approved by the Board.
    Charles Thurman Returned delinquent 1 day.
    $34.00.  The Supervisor Josiah Crump Claims for his Services for 17 days work over his own Road Tax $34.00. 800 feet of Lumber used in district $16.00. Paid by County.
    Report of W. J. Gregory, Supervisor of Road District No. 30, Submitted, Examined and Approved by the Board. The following are the delinquents reported for 1872:
  Gage, William 2 days Senters, John 2 days
Hensley, William 2 days Senters, William 2¼ days
Johnson, Wesley 1¼ days
Sly, Thomas ¼ day
Skeeters ¾ day
Senters, Samuel 2 days
     $24.00.  The Supervisor claims for his Services for his own work over his road labor for 1872 for 12 days at $2 per day $24 which amount is allowed and ordered paid.
    The bill for hauling plank was disallowed, also Bill for Stringers & Hauling Same.
    $20.75. Report of Peter Boschey, Supervisor of Road District No. 34, was Submitted, Examined and Approved by the Board. The bill of Supervisor for his work in his District for 35 days over his own road tax disallowed and Said Supervisor to be credited with the Sum of $49.25, Amount of Road Tax collected and now in his hand. Also that the Clerk issue a County Warrant for Said Boschey for $20.75.
    The Report of Bolivar Hull, Supervisor of Road District No. 36, was Submitted, Examined and Approved by the board.
    The following are the delinquents:
  Crickett, J. M. 3 days Winningham, J. 2 days
Owen, Jason 2½ days
    The Supervisor makes no claim for Services
    The Report of Jacob Wagner, Supervisor of Road District No. 21, was Submitted, Examined and approved by the Board. Delinquents returned are as follows, to wit:
Applegate, Lindsay 3¾ days Cassious, G. W. ½ day
Booth, Stephen 1½ days McCord, Asher 2½ days
Amount of Credits for 1873
  Giddings, Ab 1½ days Million, John B. 4¼ days
Hendrix, F. M. 1 day Million, Bennett 2¼ days
Kentnor, W. W. 1¼ days Wagner, McCall & Co. Cr. by
Mark, John M. 1 day     overwork and lumber furnished
Mitchell, Wesley 1 day     Road District $27.34
    $68.00.  The Supervisor claims for his Services over his own road Tax for 34 days at $2 per day $68.00 which Amount is allowed and ordered that a County order Issue to said Supervisor for that Amount.
    And the Court thereupon adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 A.M.
E. B. Watson
    Judge



[February 7, 1873]
    The County Court for the County of Jackson and State of Oregon met this morning pursuant to adjournment, Sitting for County Commissioners business Friday, Febry. 7th 1873 at which were present Same as yesterday,
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
Road Supervisors for 1873
    District No. 1.  It is ordered by the Court that James C. Tolman be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 1 for the ensuing year.
    No. 2.  It is ordered by the Court that James Thornton be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 2 for the ensuing year.
    No. 3.  It is ordered by the Court that S. D. Van Dyke be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 3 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 4.  It is ordered by the Court that Daniel Doty be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 4 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 5.  It is ordered by the Court that Michael Hanley be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 5 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 6.  It is ordered by the Court 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 Thomas Wright be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 10 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 11.  It is ordered by the Court that C. Schieffelin be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 11 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 12.  It is ordered by the Court that Benjamin Mench be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 12 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 13.  It is ordered by the Court that C. J. Weiss be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 13 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 14.  It is ordered by the Court that C. C. McClendon be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 14 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 15.  It is ordered by the Court that S. C. Taylor be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 15 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 16.  It is ordered by the Court that A. J. Daley be and he is hereby Appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 16 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 17.  It is ordered by the Court that George W. Isaacs be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 17 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 18.  It is ordered by the Court that H. T. Severance be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 18 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 19.  It is ordered by the Court that Samuel Taylor be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 19 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 20.  It is ordered by the Court that M. D. Sturgis be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 20 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 21.  It is ordered by the Court that Henry Englebrecht be and he is hereby Appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 21 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 23.  It is ordered by the Court that Sylvester Saltmarsh be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 23 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 26.  It is ordered by the Court that Joel Dixon be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 26 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 30.  It is ordered by the Court that Martin Peterson be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 30 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 31.  It is ordered by the Court that A. H. Miller be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 31 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 32.  It is ordered by the Court that Jesse D. Walker be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 32 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 33.  It is ordered by the Court that Casper Schneider be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 33 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 35.  It is ordered by the Court that C. S. Baird be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 35 for the Ensuing year.
    No. 36.  It is ordered by the Court that Bolivar Hull be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 36 for the Ensuing year.
    $59.20.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Thomas T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for 1 day attendance on County Court & Attendance on Commissioners Court & Summoning Jury for February term of Circuit Court be allowed Amounting to $59.20.
    $30.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of John Bilger for money paid to Louis Horne for Stage fare of Pauper be allowed amounting to $30.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the bill of W. J. Gregory, Supervisor of Road District No. 30, for hauling Lumber from mill and hewing and hauling Stringers for road in his District Amounting to $121.60 be disallowed as the same Should be paid out of the road labor in the District.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of R. S. Dunlap for digging Grave for Charles Lucke, a County Pauper, be allowed, amounting to $5.00.
    $3.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of R. A. Cook, Supervisor of Road District No. 11 for putting up two finger Boards on road amounting to $4.00. It is ordered that $3.00 be allowed.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Hall & Pfeil for repairing Doors and Windows in Court House be allowed Amounting to $5.00.
    $7.25.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Robb & Kahler for Stationery for Clerk's Office and flax seed for prisoners in Jail be allowed Amounting to $7.25.
    $3.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of M. D. Sturgis, Supervisor of Road District No. 20, for putting up to finger boards in his District be allowed Amounting to $3.00.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. G. H. Aiken for medical Examination of William Crawford, an applicant for admission to the County Hospital, be allowed amounting to $5.00.
    $53.88.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of White and Martin, for Burial Clothes furnished for Oliver, a County pauper, and Sundries furnished for use of County as per bill on file, be allowed, Amounting to $53.88.
    It is ordered by the Court that the persons named in the transcript filed by N. Stephenson, Justice of the Peace for Link River Precinct, be allowed as follows
    State of Oregon vs. John Murray
  N. Stephenson J.P. Fees $3.50
James Hudson Constable fees
    Service and return of paupers $6.00
James Hudson, Constable for mileage Guard and
    Expenses in Conveying prisoner to Jacksonville $59.20
    $35.00.  James Hudson bill for Wagon and team to convey prisoner to Jacksonville $56.00 charged, which amount is cut down to $35.00 by order of the Board.   
    $134.46.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Board of prisoners in County Jail & Jailer fees & Board be allowed amounting to $134.46.
    $69.80.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for Services as Such for the month of January, 1873, be allowed, Amounting to $69.80.
    $2.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James A. Cardwell for Pasturing a County Patient's Horse for two weeks be allowed, Amounting to $2.00.
    In the matter of the petition of M. Hanley and others praying for County Road on Butte Creek, It is ordered by the Court that it be adjourned over until next term of Court for want of proofs of notice.
    The petition of Harriet Russell on behalf of self and family, residents of Lane County, Oregon, for County aid Came on to be heard, which petition is not granted only so far as assisting her to go to her relatives in California.
    It is Considered by the Court that the persons named in the transcript filed by E. DePeatt, Justice of the Peace, be disallowed excepting the Jurymen in said case which are allowed as follows, to wit:
    Julius Foss $1.00 J. L. Carter $1.00
F. M. Hendricks 1.00 E. M. Briggs 1.00
O. C. Coolidge 1.00 John Mead 1.00
    It is ordered by the Court that the following witness fees, Before N. Stephenson, Justice of the peace, in the Case of State of Oregon vs. John Murray, be allowed as follows, to wit:
    Mat Daar $1.50 Able Reed $1.50
Lawson Roberts 1.50 M. A. Brentano 1.50
Martilus Bybee 1.50 Wm. Roberts 1.50
Charles Phillips 1.50 Fred Barnhart 1.50
    $4.00.  Also the bill of Joseph Seeds for Guarding the Said prisoner for two nights Amounting to $4.00 be allowed.
    It is considered by the Court that the persons named in the transcript filed by N. Stephenson, Justice of the Peace, in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Smith & Barnhart be allowed as follows:
    $5.00      N. Stephenson    Justice fees    $5.00      
    $13.50    James Hudson    Constable fees and Guard & Board of prisoners    13.50     
    $44.80.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of White & Martin for 2560 feet of Bridge Lumber at 17½ per M. furnished for Supervisor of Road District No. 6 be allowed Amounting to $44.80.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Hall & Smith for making Coffin for Charles Lucke, a County Pauper, be allowed Amounting to $10.00.
    $25.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Louis Horne for Boarding Mrs. Russell and family, a County charge, for 16 days, be disallowed, and Board for ten days be allowed, Amounting to $25.00.
    $22.73.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Lynch & Lindley, for Bridge Lumber furnished to John Grieve, Supervisor of Road District No. 4, for use of Said District, be allowed Amounting to $22.73.
    $34.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Sachs Bros. for Burial Clothes furnished for Charles Lucke, County charge, and Sundries furnish[ed] for use of County as per bill on file be allowed Amounting to $34.00.
    $12.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the following bills for Viewing, Surveying and locating road up Wagner's Creek be allowed as follows:
  $12.50 Milton Lindley Surveyor, 3 days $ Aff. $12.50
$4.25 James Thornton Viewer, 2 days & Aff. $4.25
$4.50 E. F. Anderson Viewer, 2 days & Aff. $4.50
$4.50 Henry Ammerman Viewer, 2 days & Af. $4.50
$4.00 R. B. Robison 2 days carrying chain $4.00
$4.00 Andrew Brophy 2 days carrying chain $4.00
$4.00 Welborn Beeson 2 days as marker $4.00
    $3.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of J. W. Simpson, Justice of the Peace, for the Precinct of Little Butte Creek in Jackson County, Oregon, for making Jury list for his precinct for the year 1873, be allowed Amounting to $3.00.
    In the matter of the Wagner Creek Road, it is considered by the Court that the Same be postponed until next term of this Court Ensuing.
    And the Court thereupon adjourned without day.
E. B. Watson
    Judge



[March 5, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court for the State of Oregon, County of Jackson, held at the Court House in Said County, on Wednesday, March the 5th 1873 (Sitting for County business) at which were present:
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the fees set opposite their respective names for Services as Jurors at the February Term of the Circuit Court, 1873:
Grand Jurors
  Days Miles
William Jones 5 18 $11.80
Thomas W. Anderson 5 12 11.20
Joseph H. Davis 5   4 10.40
Frederick Heber 5   6 10.60
Joel Dixon 5 50 15.00
David Linn 5   2 10.20
Thomas H. Louden 5 34 13.40
Trial Jurors
F. H. Armstrong 7 12 $15.20
William Ray 7 16 15.60
Patrick Donegan 8   2 16.20
Thomas Gilson 5 16 11.60
Martin F. Hurst 7 32 17.20
Isaac Miller 6 34 15.40
Orlando Coolidge 7 34 17.40
E. D. Foudray 8   2 16.20
W. T. Leever 8   7 16.70
Herman V. Helms 8   2 16.20
Wallace G. Bishop 7 20 16.00
William Kretzer 8   2 16.20
Wesley Mitchell 8 34 19.40
W. L. Colvig 5 26      12.60
John W. Dollarhide 8   6 16.60
John Daley 6 34 15.40
Edward Graupner (mileage only) 16 1.60
Talismen Summoned to fill panel
February 19th 1873 1st day of Term
Jacob Roudebush 5   2 10.20
N. D. Short 8   2 16.20
John A. Boyer 8   2 16.20
James S. Howard 8   2 16.20
E. Jacobs 7   2  14.20
Mart Childers 4 34 11.40
C. W. Savage 8   2 16.20
Kaspar Kubli 8   2 16.20
Joseph H. Hyzer 8   2      16.20
$471.10
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Sums Set opposite their Respective names as witness fees in the case of the State of Oregon vs. John Moores.
Day Miles
John McCallister 1 44 $6.40
Edward DePeatt 1 34 5.40
W. J. Stanley 1 -- 2.00
J. M. Crickett 1 -- 2.00
W. F. Songer 1 48 6.80
Daniel Walker 1 45 6.50
William Taylor 1 44 6.40
J. B. Coates 1 -- 2.00
William Prine 1 40      6.00
$43.50
Sheriff's fees, T. T. McKenzie, 1872 Nov. Term 28.50
Clerk's fees, P. Dunn    16.10
$881.0
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the amounts set opposite their respective names as Witness fees in the Case of the State of Oregon vs. John Murry.
    Witnesses for State Days Miles
Frederick Barnhart 4   2 $8.20
Mart Bybee 4   2 8.20
Mathew Daar 4 210   29.00
William Roberts 4 200   28.00
Lawson Roberts 4 200   28.00
Witnesses for Defendant
M. A. Brentano 4 160   24.00
George Nurse 4 160   24.00
John Fehely 4   2 8.20
W. H. Farrar 4 166   24.60
David Jones 4   2        8.20
$190.40
T. T. McKenzie Sheriff's fees 59.95
P. Dunn Clerk's fees 18.40
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts set opposite their respective names for fees in the case of the State of Oregon vs. R. H. Stockton:
  Witness fees for State Days Miles
W. R. McClintock 3 120   $18.60
Morris Baum 4 35 11.50
Simon Caro 4 35 11.50
Witnesses for Defendant
Mrs. J. B. Markham 1   2 2.20
S. B. Cranston 2 35 7.50
James Purvis 3 80 14.00
Wm. F. Songer 3 --      6.00
$70.70
T. T. McKenzie Sheriff's fees (two cases) 51.35
P. Dunn Clerk's fees (two cases)      15.40
$137.45
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amount Set opposite their Respective names for fees in the case of the State of Oregon vs. J. M. Crickett, February Term, 1873.
  Witnesses for State Days Miles
Isaac Constant 2 13 $5.30
Jesse Constant 2 13 5.30
Joseph Cox 2 40 8.00
David Miller 2 80 12.00
Squire Stevens 2 40 8.00
John Collins 2 66 10.60
C. Magruder 2 13 5.30
James R. Wade 1   2 2.20
W. A. Owen 2 13 5.30
Dr. M. Fields 1 14 3.40
H. L. Hill 2 60 10.00
William Alcoe 2 80 12.00
James Winningham 2 105   14.50
Josiah Hannah Sr. 2 44 8.40
George A. Jackson 2 38        7.80
$118.10
Witnesses for Defendant
J. A. Winkle 2 62 10.20
John Conover 2 62 10.20
James Wilson 1   2 2.20
James A. Cooksey 2 450   49.00
Thomas Rainey 2 35 7.50
William Crickett 2 500   54.00
R. M. Hazelwood 2 60 10.00
W. B. Daley 2 60 10.00
Welborn Beeson 2   2 4.20
Harrison Rich 2 105   14.50
D. B. Winkle 2 62 10.20
John Miller 2 26 6.60
M. A. Huston 2 40 8.00
H. M. Rogers 2 33 7.30
John Smart 2 32 7.20
William Miller 1 32 5.20
Sarah E. Crickett 2 56 9.60
T. T. McKenzie Sheriff's fees 207.75
P. Dunn County Clerk fees 35.55
    It is ordered by the Court that the following amounts as set opposite the names of the parties mentioned in the following named case:
State of Oregon vs. William Smith
    Witnesses for State Days Miles
George Nurse 1 0 $2.00
John Shook 5 200   30.00
A. J. Wright 5 200   30.00
James Gentry 5 180      28.00
$90.00
T. T. McKenzie Sheriff fees 52.55
P. Dunn Clerk's fees      12.50
$155.05
    $179.14.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Thomas T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for fees in State Cases be allowed Amounting to $179.14.
    $35.45.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for attendance on County Court and Summoning Witnesses before Grand Jury and bringing prisoners into Court be allowed, Amounting to $35.45.
    $49.75.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of White & Martin for articles furnished for use of County $37.75 and one pair of Blankets for prisoners in Jail $12.00 be allowed Amounting to $49.75.
    $15.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Neil, District Atty., for Conducting the examination in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Zach Collins, John Latta, William Cappious, A. Bahr & George Merriman Amounting [to] $25.00, It is ordered by the Court that $15.00 be allowed.
    $94.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed fees as set opposite their names for witnesses, &c. on the preliminary examination and conveying prisoners to Jail, State of Oregon vs. Barnhart and Smith--as per Transcript
  To James Hudson guarding Dfts. 28th & 29th January 1873 $8.00
Bill at Spencer's January 30th 7.00
Bill at Purvis' January 31 4.00
Bill at Dr. Colwell's January 31 10.00
Bill at Madam Guilfoyle's Feby. 1st & 2nd 6.00
Bill at Manning and Ish Feby. 2nd 6.00
Bill at Casey's Feb. 3rd 6.00
Bill at Purvis' Feby. 4th 9.00
Bill at George Nurse, board of prisoners 6.00
Bill at Jas. Linsey guard 8 days @ $3.00--24.00
    there was allowed the sum of 16.00
To Hire of 2 Horses for 8 days at $2.00--32.00
     there was allowed the sum of   16.00
Whole amount allowed is $94.00
    $95.00. It is ordered by the Court that T. T. McKenzie be allowed the sum of $95.00 for 19 days attendance as Sheriff on Feby. term 1873 Circuit Court.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Neil, Dist. Atty.'s fees on preliminary examination State vs. Isaac Skeeters amounting to $5.00 be allowed.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Hall and Smith for making coffin for Wm. Crawford, a County charge, amounting to $10.00, be allowed.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Lafayette Allen for care of Dan. Martin, a County charge, from 1st to 17th Octr. 1872 $10.00 be allowed.
    $3.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of H. Parker, Shff. of Linn County, serving Subpoena, State of Oregon vs. J. B. Markham & R. H. Stockton, amounting to $3.50, be allowed.
    $67.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Sentinel office for printing done for County, amounting to $67.00, be allowed.
    $7.50. It is ordered by the Court that the bill of "Democratic Times office" for printing 300 blank Shff.'s Receipts for taxes, amounting to $12.00, that $7.50 be allowed.
    $7.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Frank Loraine for cutting & splitting 3 cords of wood for County Jail, $7.50, be allowed.
    $8.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Milton Brockman for sawing & splitting 3 cords of wood for County Jail, amounting to $8.00, be allowed.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that R. S. Dunlap be allowed the sum of $5.00 for digging grave of William Crawford, a County Patient--
    It is ordered by the Court that the room now occupied by Fay & Rea as an office be let to them at the rate of $5.00 per Month from March 1st 1873, The County Court reserving the right of using said room when needed for a Jury room in case the other Jury room adjoining should be in use by the Grand Jury. Also that one month's notice is to be given should the County Court desires to use said room for other purposes.
    John O'Brien, Supervisor of Road District No. 19, submitted his report of road work done in his district during the past year, whereby it appears the following named persons are delinquents, to wit:
  Thomas Mee 2 days William Souson 2 days
Peter Burkhalter 2 days James Louden 2 days
John Rhoten 3 days Ben. George 3 days
John Lewman 3 days
    $32.00.  Supervisor claims for 16 days services over and above the work required of him by law. Report accepted, and it is ordered by the Court that a County warrant Issue to John O'Brien for the sum of $32.00.
    $10.25.  It is ordered by the Court that Edward DePeatt, J.P., be allowed the sum of $10.25 as fees in an action State vs. Z. Collins, J. Latta, Wm. Cappious, A. Behr, G. Merriman and that S. Booth be allowed the sum of $11.40 as Constable fees in said action.
    $20.75.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Robb and Kahler for articles furnished for use of County $18.50 and for use of Prisoners 2.25, Total $20.75 be allowed.
    The report of the viewers on the road running from right hand fork of Wagner's Creek was taken up and Publicly read the first time today--
    And the Court adjourned to meet at the County Clerk's office tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



Thursday, March 6th 1873
    The County Court for the State of Oregon, County of Jackson, met at the Clerk's office this morning pursuant to adjournment, Sitting for County  business, at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $53.25.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of A. Fisher & Bro. for Blankets & Bed ticking for Jail $27.50 and for Burial Clothing for Wm. Crawford, a County Charge $25.75 be allowed, amounting to $53.75     
    $10.95.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of A. Fisher & Bro. for provisions and clothing furnished for Harrington, a County pauper, be allowed, amounting to $10.95.
    $78.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for attendance on and Services in Circuit Court, be allowed Amounting to $78.00.
    $5.23.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for Expressage on Books and Stationery be allowed Amounting to $5.23.
    $123.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for Services rendered County be allowed Amounting to $123.00.
    Rates of Peddlers' License. It is ordered by the Court that the following Amounts be charged for Peddlers' License as follows:
Peddler with two Horses & Wagon    $15.00 per month      
Peddler with Pack Horse    $10.00 per month      
Peddler on foot    $5.00 per month     
    It is ordered by the Court that the following changes be made in the lines of Road District No. 13, to wit: "Changed so as to include the waters of Evans Creek up to the mouth of Pleasant Creek, and including all the waters of Pleasant Creek, and Evans Creek."
    And that the Supervisor of said Road District be notified of said change.
    Now at this day the report of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and lay out a certain County Road came on to be heard, which report is in words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Honorable County Court of Jackson County, State of Oregon, January term A.D. 1873.
    We, the undersigned viewers appointed to view a road from near the west fork of Wagner Creek to the Stage Road near the Baptist church on H. Root's land, and also a road from the above mentioned Road East through the Thornton lane, thence N. and E. to the Stage road, report that after being duly qualified, we proceeded on the 16th and 17th days of December 1872, to view the above-mentioned roads according to the Petition, and find that they are on suitable ground and are necessary for Public travel. Therefore we recommend their adoption as County Roads 40 feet wide as prayed for by the Petitioners and according to the survey and plat herewith presented--
James Thornton
E. K. Anderson
Henry Amerman
    Viewers
    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 Roads will be of great public utility and the surveyor's report, plat and field notes accompany the said Report of the viewers--It is therefore considered by the Court that said report be and the same is in all things hereby confirmed--And it is further ordered that the Report of the viewers, together with the report of the Surveyor, also the plat and survey of said road be recorded and from thenceforth said Roads be declared public highways and the Supervisors through whose District the said roads passes are hereby ordered to open and to keep the same in good repair for travel thereon--
    In the matter of the Petition of M. Hanley and others praying for a County Road commencing at Peter Simon's and running to Lundy's ford on the South fork of Butte Creek--
    It is ordered by the Court that the consideration of said Petition be postponed until the April term ensuing for want of proper proof of Notice.
    And the Court thereupon adjourned without day.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



[April 9, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular Session of the County Commissioners Court for the State of Oregon for Jackson County, begun and held at the Court House in Said County, on Wednesday, April 9th 1873, Sitting for County business,
    At which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, Commissioner
P. Dunn, County Clerk
Absent M. H. Drake (who afterwards appeared and took his seat)
    when the following proceedings were had, to wit;
    $86.10.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of W. J. Gregory, former Supervisor of Road District No. 30, for Lumber furnished on Bridge across Bear Creek near Hopwood's Mill, be allowed, amounting to $86.10.
    $480.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. L. Danforth for three months Medical attendance and Maintenance of County paupers, $475.00, also for medicine furnished prisoners in Jail $5.00, be allowed Amounting in all to $480.00.
    $19.60.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of A. L. Bancroft & Co. for 2 Books for use of County, to wit: 1 County Court Record for Civil business and one Probate Record $15.00 also the Expressage on the Same $4.60, be allowed Amounting in all to $19.60.
    $32.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of L. B. Hall for making a Loom for Mrs. Oliver for weaving Carpets, the Said Mrs. Oliver being a poor person, be allowed, Amounting to $32.00. 
    It is ordered by the Court that the bills of James R. Wade, Justice of the Peace, and T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Isaac Skeeters be allowed as follows, to wit:
T. T. McKenzie Sheriff's fees $5.15
James R. Wade Justice of the Peace fees $4.70
    It is ordered by the Court that the bills of James R. Wade, Justice of the Peace, and T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Services in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Jonathan or Jack, an Indian, be allowed as follows, to wit:
T. T. McKenzie Sheriff's fees $3.25
James R. Wade, Justice fees   4.45
    $150.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of John Bilger, County Treasurer, for Three months Salary as Treasurer be allowed Amounting to $150.00.
    $151.02.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of John Bilger, County Treasurer, for Percentage on Money paid to State Treasurer, for State Taxes due from Jackson County to the State of Oregon, amounting to $10068 at 1½ percent be allowed Amounting to $151.02.
    It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Wade, Justice of the Peace, and Thos. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, be postponed and an Itemized bill required before said bills Shall be paid.
    $60.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for one day's attendance on County Court $5.00, Two days' attendance on Circuit Court    $10.00, Serving Supervisors' Notices be allowed Amounting to the total Amount of $60.00.
    $987.05.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for the collection of $32,901 84/100 Taxes up to this date at 3 percent, be allowed Amounting to $987.05.
    $125.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Wm. J. Stanley, County School Superintendent, for one quarter's salary for Services as School Superintendent be allowed Amounting to $125.00.
    $20.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Hall & Smith for making Coffin for George Vail be allowed Amounting to $20.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amount Set opposite their respective names as witnesses in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Indians Scarfaced Charley and others be allowed as follows, to wit:
  Mrs. Sarah Brotherton 1 day and 2 miles $2.20
Joseph Brotherton 1 day and 2 miles 2.20
Louis Brotherton 1 day and 12 miles 3.20
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of R. S. Dunlap for Digging Grave for Martin Vail by order of County Judge Amounting to $5.00 be allowed.
    $20.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Neil, District Attorney, for collecting $400.00 in the Case of the State of Oregon vs. G. W. Watson be allowed Amounting to $20.00.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of the Sentinel Office for printing 250 Justice's Warrants Criminal and 250 Justice's Warrants Civil business be allowed Amounting to $10.00.
    $30.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bills of James R. Neil, District Attorney, for appearing on behalf of the State in the case of the State of Oregon vs. W. R. Ish, $5.00, also for appearing on behalf of the State in the Habeas Corpus Case, Joseph Newcomb vs. T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff & the State, $25.00, be allowed, Amounting to the Total sum of $30.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following bills be allowed in the case of the State of Oregon vs. James Parrish in Justice's Court before E. DePeatt, Justice of the Peace for Ashland Precinct, as follows, to wit:
  E. DePeatt Justice fees $3.55
John Howell Constable fees $2.00
    $84.41.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Thomas T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Board and Jailer's fees ending March 31st 1873, $70.00, also bill in the case of J. Newcomb on writ of Habeas Corpus, $5.01, also fees in the case of J. Blattner on the charge of Insanity $9.40 be allowed Amounting in all to $84.41.
    $8.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the Sum of $8.00 be allowed to N. A. Young for timber cut on the land of the said N. A. Young by Marvin S. Wood, Road Supervisor of Road District No. [blank] for the use of Said Road District.
    In the matter of the Application of Thos. H. Fielder for a license to Keep a Ferry on Rogue River, came on to be heard, the Applicant States that he is the owner of a good Ferry Boat now on Rogue River at a point about 100 yards below the mouth of Evans Creek. That from Said point up Rogue River to the Rock Point Bridge is Six miles and down the River to Vannoy's ferry is Sixteen miles, and there is no means of crossing with teams or Animals at any nearer points. That a Ferry at said point is necessary for the people in the vicinity and a great convenience to the Public. That your petitioner owns the land at said point on the north side of the River and has purchased the right of way for a road out on the South Side at the point above mentioned. It is therefore ordered that Said application be granted as prayed for in said petition to the said applicant Thomas H. Fielder for the Term of one year upon his filing his bond in the Sum of $500.00, to Keep his boat in good and safe condition for conveyance across the said River, license to be granted at the rate of Ten Dollars per year.
    The rates of Tolls to be as follows, to wit:
  For Four Horses & Wagon 75 cts.
For Two Horses & Wagon 50 cts.
For Man & Horse 25 cts.
For Footman 12½ cts.
For Loose Horses per head 5 cts.
For Cattle per head 2½ cts.
For Sheep & Hog pr. head 1 ct.
    In the matter of the application of Henry Duncan for a License to Sell Liquor in less quantities than one quart at the Town of Linkville in Jackson County, Oregon, It is considered by the Court that the Said application be postponed until next term of this Court for want of proof of Notices.
    Road District No. 31.  Now at this day comes Alexander H. Miller who was appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 31 at the February term of this Court and asks to be relieved from Such duty and recommends O. C. Applegate as a Suitable person for Such Supervisor. It is therefore ordered by the Court that Said request be granted and that O. C. Applegate be appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 31 for the ensuing year.
    Road District No. 23.  Now at this day comes Sylvester Saltmarsh who was appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 23 at the February Term of this Court and Asks to be relieved from Such appointment. It is therefore ordered by the Court that Said S. Saltmarsh be relieved from Such duty and that Josiah Crump be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 23 for the ensuing year.
    Road District No. 1.  Now at this day comes James C. Tolman, Supervisor of Road District No. 1 and tenders his resignation as Supervisor of said Road District and recommends Daniel Walker as a Suitable person to fill Said Supervisorship, which resignation is accepted and the said Daniel Walker appointed to fill said vacancy for the ensuing year.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock A.M.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



Thursday, April 10th 1873
    The County Court for the State of Oregon for Jackson County met today pursuant to adjournment (Sitting for County business), at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, Commissioner
P. Dunn, County Clerk
Absent M. H. Drake
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $49.90.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Jacob Wagner for Services as County Commissioner for quarter Ending April 1st 1873, Amounting to $37.90, also bill for examination of site for Applegate Bridge $12.00, be allowed, Amounting [to] $49.90.
    $36.80.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of M. H. Drake for Services as County Commissioner for quarter ending April 1st 1873 Amounting to $32.80 also bill for examination of Site of Applegate Bridge $4.00, be allowed Amounting to $36.80.
    $250.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of E. B. Watson, County Judge, for quarter's Salary ending April 1st 1873 be allowed Amounting to $250.00.
    $9.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of J. C. Tolman, Supervisor of Road District No. 1, be allowed amounting to $9.00.
    $3.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for making out list of delinquent Taxes and return of same be allowed Amounting to $3.00.
    $104.60.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for fees during the month of March, 1873, be allowed Amounting to $104.60.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts Set opposite their respective names for Services in the Examination of Jesse Howard, an Insane person, as follows, to wit:
  Thomas T. McKenzie Sheriff fees $4.20
Dr. J. N. Bell, Examining Physician 5.00
J. R. Hudson Witness fees 1 day 2.00
Jacob Huffer Witness fees 1 day 2.00
Wm. Haskins Witness fees 1 day 2.00
A. W. Sturgis Witness fees 1 day 2.00
    In the matter of the petition for a County Road from a point on the Klamath River, by way of the ferry of Whittle and Trafton, to what is known as Hole in the Ground, be dismissed on account of damages assessed on said road not being paid.
    $9.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of David Linn for 30 large Spools made for Mrs. Oliver for Weaving Carpets, the Said Mrs. Oliver being a poor person, be allowed, Amounting to $9.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts Set opposite their Respective names for Services as viewers of damages on the proposed Road running through the lands of Jacob Thompson & Jesse D. Walker, from a point on the Klamath River to what is Known as the Hole in the Ground, as follows, to wit:
  James Purvis 1 day & 80 miles $10.00
John P. Roberts 1 day & 24 miles 4.40
A. P. Woodruff 1 day & 24 miles 4.40
    In the matter of the petition of M. Hanley and others praying for a County Road from Peter Simon's and running to Lundy's ford on the South fork of Butte Creek,
    It is ordered by the Court that the consideration of said petition be postponed until the May Term of this Court.
    It is ordered by the Court that the fees in the transcript filed by Enoch Losser, Justice of the Peace for the Precinct of Goose Lake in the County of Jackson & State of Oregon be allowed as follows, to wit: in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Charles A. Cogswell:
  Enoch Losser Justice fees amounting to $6.30
Thomas Colvin Constable fees $8.00
    Also in the Case of State of Oregon vs. Amos Cogswell
Enoch Losser Justice fees $1.75
Thomas Colvin Constable fees $2.00
    There is also a Bill of $44.80 for witness fees in the above cases which bill is adjourned over until the Amount due to each witness is ascertained.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following fees be allowed in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Wm. K. Ish as follows, to wit:
  James R. Wade Justice fees $10.40
T. T. McKenzie Sheriff's fees $  2.95
    In the matter of the application of Jay Beach for a license to sell Liquor in less quantities than one quart in the precinct of Link River Precinct, be adjourned over for want of affidavit to posting up Notices in Said precinct.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts set opposite their respective names for fees in Justice's Court in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Joe Newcomb: James Simpson, Justice fees claimed $19.80, which bill is disallowed and $12.20 allowed William Simpson, Constable fees $18.00, and Guarding prisoner $3.00, Total $21.00 ordered paid.
  William Southerland Witness fees 1 day & 6 miles $2.10
H. Devis Witness fees 1 day & 6 miles 2.10
Cara Rader Witness fees 1 day & 6 miles 2.10
W. H. Foster Witness fees 1 day & 4 miles 1.90
G. W. Jones Witness fees 1 day & 6 miles 2.10
S. Potter Witness fees 1 day & 6 miles 2.10
    It is ordered by the Court that the following bill be allowed in the Case of the State of Oregon vs. B. F. C. Edmondson in Justice's Court before J. W. Simpson, Justice of the Peace for the Precinct of Little Butte, Jackson County, Oregon, as follows, to wit:
  J. W. Simpson Justice's fees $7.20
Wm. Simpson Constable fees 9.50
John A. Weldon Depty. constable fees .50
Jurors
L. T. Ellison 1 day 12 miles 2.70
Lewis McDaniel 1 day 8 miles 2.30
Wilson Potter 1 day 6 miles 2.10
Richard Davis 1 day 6 miles 2.10
Henry Noland 1 day 5 miles 2.00
S. T. Powell 1 day 2½ miles 1.75
Larkin McDaniel 1 day 8 miles 2.30
Charles Linksweiler 1 day 8 miles 2.30
Witness fees
W. H. Simpson 1 day 4 miles 1.90
Charles G. Noland 1 day 5 miles 2.00
Wm. H. Foster 1 day 4 miles 1.90
William Hale 1 day 00 miles 1.50
W. H. Foster As guard & Subpoenaing
    Witnesses
1.00
    It is ordered by the Court that the persons named in the Transcript filed by J. W. Simpson, Justice of the Peace, wherein State of Oregon is Plaintiff and Orth Newcomb Deft., be allowed as follows, to wit:
  J. W. Simpson Justice fees $3.50
William Simpson Constable fees 1.80
W. H. Foster For guarding Prisoner 2.00
    And the Court adjourned without day.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



[May 7, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular Session of the County Commissioners Court, State of Oregon for Jackson County, begun and held at the Court House in Said County, on Wednesday, May 7th 1873, Sitting for County business,
    At which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $32.68.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of J. B. Thomas for 2724 feet of Lumber furnished for Road District No. 26 by order of the Supervisor of the Said Road District be allowed, Amounting to $32.68.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Neil, Prosecuting Attorney, in the examination of Frank Rixman, charged with Larceny of a mule, be allowed, Amounting to $5.00.
    $11.85.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Wade, Justice of the Peace, in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Frank Rixman, be allowed Amounting to $11.85.
    $77.16.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Thos. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Jailer's fees and Board of prisoners for the month of April, 1873, be allowed, Amounting to $77.16.
    $24.20.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Services as Sheriff for the month of April, 1873, be allowed, Amounting to $24.20.
    $12.70.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James P. Tuffs for Lumber furnished for Road District No. 12 be allowed, Amounting to $12.70.
    $11.24.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of M. H. Drake for Burial Clothing furnished for Mrs. Gary, a poor person, be allowed, Amounting to $11.24.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. S. F. Chapin for examination of John Neuber and John Blattner, Insane persons, be allowed Amounting to $10.00.
    $20.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Hall & Smith for making Coffin for Mr. Hanson, a poor person, be allowed, Amounting to $20.00.
    $6.10.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for Expressage on Books and Cover for Swamp Land Maps paid to C. C. Beekman, be allowed Amounting to $6.10.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amount Set opposite their respective names for Witness fees on the Examination of John Blattner, an Insane person.
    L. J. C. Duncan 1 day $1.50
James S. Howard 1 day 1.50
Mrs. Pearson 1 day 1.50
Peter Britt 1 day 1.50
Thos. T. McKenzie Sheriff fees 4.40
    $4.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Sachs Bros. for Domestic [omission?] and Door Mat furnished to Sheriff for the use of the County be allowed Amounting to $4.00.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. J. N. Bell for Examination of Mr. Elder in regard to his Physical health $5.00, also for Examination of John Blattner, an Insane person, be allowed, Amounting to a total of $10.00.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of E. E. Gore for Hauling prisoner at the request of the Sheriff be allowed Amounting to $5.00.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of R. S. Dunlap for Digging Grave for C. Hanson, a poor person, be allowed Amounting to $5.00.
    $23.05.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Thos. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for 2 pair of Leg Irons and nippers, and Expressage on the Same, be allowed Amounting to $23.05.
    $111.65.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for Services as Clerk for the month of April be allowed Amounting to $111.65.
    $16.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Wm. Jones for making two Coffins, 1 for Mrs. Gary and 1 for Miss Gary, be allowed Amounting to $16.00.
    $5.70.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Wm. Ray for Burial Clothing bought for a poor person be allowed Amounting to $5.70.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named person named in the transcript filed by Enoch Losser, Justice of the Peace in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Allen Clark, be allowed as follows, to wit:
  Witnesses
John A. Moon 1 day 5 miles $2.50
E. Hereford 1 day 20 miles 5.50
M. L. Smith 1 day 5 miles 2.50
James Smith 1 day 5 miles 2.50
M. A. Jacquers 1 day 6 miles 2.70
M. W. Bullard 1 day 10 miles 3.50
John Hazelton 1 day 10 miles 3.50
Enoch Losser Justice fees 6.15
J. Colvin Constable fees 2.50
    Now comes on to be heard the petition of H. C. Fleming for Change of County Road through his premises and asking that Viewers and a Surveyor be appointed for that purpose, and it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that due notice has been given and that Said Petitioner has filed with the Clerk of this Court an undertaking, whereby said Petitioner agrees to pay all expenses of review, Survey and relocation of Said Road which is accepted and approved,
    It is therefore ordered 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, W. J. Gregory, James Childers & J. S. Grigsby, three competent and disinterested persons be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said road, and that Martin Peterson be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of said road, and that said Viewers and Surveyor, or a majority of Said Viewers, after having been duly qualified according to law, That they proceed to review the ground over which it is proposed to turn said road on Saturday, May 17th, 1873, or within five days thereafter 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 Alteration, and sign said report and present the Same to the Clerk of this Court on or before the Second day of the regular term of this Court to be holden in June Ensuing.
    It is ordered by the Court that the fees in the Transcript filed by James W. Simpson, Justice of the Peace for the Precinct of Little Butte in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Joseph Hendrix be disallowed.
    It is ordered by the Court the persons named in the transcript heretofore filed by Enoch Losser, Justice of the Peace for the Precinct of Goose Lake, Jackson County, Oregon, in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Charles A. Cogswell be allowed as follows, to wit:
  Witness fees
James Smith 2 days   5 miles $4.00
M. L. Smith 2 days   5 miles 4.00
J. A. Moon 2 days   5 miles 4.00
R. Tenbrook 2 days   5 miles 4.00
E. Hereford 2 days 20 miles 7.00
T. W. Colvin 1 day 1.50
M. W. Bullard 2 days 10 miles 5.00
Phoeba Smith 2 days   5 miles 4.00
M. A. Jacquers 1 day   6 miles     2.70
$36.20
    In the matter of the application of Henry Duncan, heretofore filed for a license to sell Liquors in less Quantities than one quart in the Precinct of Linkville, and in the Town of Linkville, Jackson County, Oregon, came on to be heard. And it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that Said applicant has 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 is evidenced by the Treasurer's receipt for the Same, It is therefore ordered by the Court that License Issue to the said Henry Duncan for Six Months from this date, May 8th 1873 until November 8th 1873.
    Now at this day came on to be heard the application of Charles Blair, praying that a License be granted to him to Sell Spirituous Liquors in less quantities than one quart in the Precinct of Linkville, Jackson County, Oregon. And it appearing to the Court that legal Notice of said application had been made, and a majority of the Legal voters petitioning that said License be granted, and the Said Charles Blair having filed his bond as required by law, which bond is Accepted and Approved by the court, and the Said applicant having deposited with the County Treasurer the Sum of $50.00, which is Evidenced by the County Treasurer's Receipt for the Same,
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that License Issue to the Said Charles Blair for Six months from the 15th of April 1873 until the 15th day of October 1873.
    In the matter of the application of Jay Beach for a renewal of his License to Sell Spirituous Liquors at Fort Klamath in the Precinct of Linkville, Jackson County, Oregon, came on to be heard, and the Court being fully advised in the matter of Posting notices, petition, and Filing Bond as by law required, and the said applicant having also deposited with the County Treasurer the sum of $50.00 which is evidenced by the County Treasurer's receipt for the Same, It is therefore Ordered by the Court that License Issue to the said Jay Beach for Six months from the 1st of March, 1873 until September 1st 1873.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock A.M.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge


S
Thursday May 8th 1873
    The County Commissioners Court for the State of Oregon, County of Jackson, pursuant to adjournment, at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $24.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Kubli & Wilson for Buggy and team in Conveying Sick men and for Hearse and team in Burying persons that were County Charges be allowed Amounting to $24.50.
    Now comes on to be heard the proposition of Ella Niday, D. H. & Carrie Sexton in regard to the Rock Point Bridge, and the Court, after due Consideration, orders that Said proposition be refused unless Said D. H. & Carrie Sexton furnish good and Sufficient Bonds for Keeping Said Bridge in repair and for indemnifying the County against all damages arising from carelessness or negligence in Keeping the Same, Said bonds to be in the Sum of $5,000.00 and to be approved by the Court.
    It is ordered by the Court that the petition for a Road from Peter Simon's to Lundy's ford on South fork of Little Butte Creek, be postponed until the next term of this Court for want of proof of Notice.
    And the Court thereupon adjourned without day.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



[June 4, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular Session of the County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson, begun and held at the Court House in Said County, on Wednesday, June 4th A.D. 1873, Sitting for County business, at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Now at this the report of the viewers heretofore appointed to review a Certain County Road running through the Lands of H. C. Fleming came on to be heard, which is in the words and figures following, to wit:
Report of Reviewers
    We, the Reviewers of a County Road leading from Jacksonville, Jackson Co., Oregon, to Big Butte Creek Saw Mill, appointed by the Honorable County Court of said County at its May term, did meet on the 21st day of May 1873 at the West line of H. C. Fleming's Land and proceeded to review the old Road above named and also the change proposed in the petition of H. C. Fleming and others, and beg leave to report to your Honorable body the following Results, viz: The proposed change is 32 Rods North, 40 Rods East, 80 Rods North, 246 Rods East where it intersects the present Road, whole distance 398 Rods, Present Road 314 Rods.  The proposed change is on better ground, a portion of the way, than the present Road. Therefore, we report favorable to the change as prayed for in the petition and Claim for our Services Two Dollars a piece.
Signed by order of us
James M. Childers
W. J. Gregory
J. S. Grigsby
    By M. Peterson.
    Said report Read first time today.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Board that the bill of Dr. J. N. Bell, on file for Medical examination of John Williams, a county charge, amounting to $5.00, be allowed.
    $2.27.  It is ordered by the Board that the bill of Hoffman & Klippel on file for articles furnished for County Jail amounting to $2.27 be allowed--
    $35.00.  It is ordered by the Board that the bill of Oregon Sentinel office for printing 1500 Blank Supervisors Receipts amounting to $35.00 be allowed.
    $36.87.  It is ordered by the Board that the bill of Robb & Kahler on file for medicine for Prisoners in County Jail amounting to $3.75 and for Stationery for use of County amounting to 33.12 amounting in total to $36.87 be allowed.
    $19.80.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill on file of Buckley Bros. for supplies furnished to Lewis C. Gary, an Indigent person, amounting to $19.80, be allowed.
    $100.00.  It is ordered by the Court that a County warrant for $100.00 be drawn on the Special Road tax fund in favor of Jacob Wagner to be applied in work on County Road from Ashland to Linkville.
    Now at this day comes on to be heard the Report heretofore filed of Dr. J. N. Bell, County Coroner, in relation to an Inquest held by him on the body of one F. Jaquette, which report is in words & figures following, to wit:
Coroner's Report
    To the Honorable, the County Court of Jackson County, Oregon
    The undersigned would respectfully report in the case of Frank Jaquette, Deceased, as follows:
    Upon receiving notice that the Body of the said Jaquette had been found dead on the claim of Mr. Prefontaine at the mouth of Timber Gulch, a tributary of Jackson Creek about three miles from Jacksonville, I at once visited the scene of disaster that is supposed to have been the cause of the death of the unfortunate man.
    I caused the Body to be conveyed to a House nearby and summoned the following named persons as a Jury of Inquest, to wit:
  George Brown Mark Watkins
Jas. R. Neil Martin Laist
Adam Smith P. D. Parsons
    The Jury being sworn made an Inspection of the Body of deceased then and there before them. The testimony of W. Prefontaine & R. Morat, and Med. witness Dr. L. Danforth was then taken, after which the Jury found the subjoined verdict: "We, the Jury empaneled to inquire into the cause of deceased death, find from the testimony produced before us that the name of deceased is Frank Jaquette, that he was a native of France, aged about 27 years, that he came to his death on the evening of May 12th 1873 from being caved upon by a bank at the mouth of Timber Gulch on the right hand fork of Jackson Creek in the County of Jackson, State of Oregon."
  J. R. Neil Martin Laist
Adam S. Smith George Brown
Mark Watkins P. D. Parsons
    The foregoing report was accepted by the Court and It was ordered that the following bills therein set forth be allowed, to wit:
  To Dr. J. N. Bell Coroner's fees $11.10
Fees of Jury
George Brown 1.20
J. R. Neil 1.20
A. Smith 1.20
Mark Watkins 1.20
P. D. Parsons 1.20
M. Laist 1.20
Witnesses
W. Prefontaine $1.50
R. Morat 1.50
A. Bohn 1.50
Dr. Danforth     5.00
$27.80
Burial expenses
    R. S. Dunlap--digging grave $5.00 Cemetery Lot $5.00 $10.00
Sachs Brothers for clothing for Deceased 20.25
David Linn for coffin for Deceased 30.00
Kubli & Wilson Hearse & team for Deceased 10.00
Manning & Ish team & Hack 1 day       4.00
$102.05
    It was ordered by the Court that the bills on file of Martin Laist, Raphael Morat and Thomas Brown, each for the sum of Ten dollars for attending on the Corpse of Frank Jaquette be allowed each as follows, to wit:
  Martin Laist 3.06⅔
Raphael Morat 3.06⅔
Thomas Brown 3.06⅔
    Total amount of expenses $111.25   
    Amount of money found on body of Deceased in coin, Paid by Coroner to County Treasurer & receipt filed--$119.25
    $11.00.  It was ordered by the Court that the following amounts as per bills on file, be paid to Frank Loraine, to wit:
  1 day mowing weeds in Court House yard $  3.00
Balance due on account of provisions furnished & House Rent
    to May 14th 1873 for Francis Marie Jacquers
[sic],
    an Indigent person
$  8.00
$11.00
    $4.50.  It was ordered by the Board that George Brown be allowed the sum of Four Dollars & fifty cents for repairing chairs for use of County.
    $98.08.  It was ordered by the Board that the bill on file of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Jailer's fees for May 1873 $70.00, Board, washing, &c. of F. Rixman, prisoner, same time 28.08, Total $98.08 be allowed.
    $15.20.  It was ordered by the Board that the bill on file of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for arresting Mike Moran on a charge of Insanity, his conveyance to town, attendance on Court, etc. amounting to $15.20, be allowed--
    $49.60.  It was ordered by the Board that the bill on file of T. T. McKenzie for 1 day's attendance on County Court and serving notices on Jurymen for June term, Circuit Court, amounting in all to $49.60, be allowed.
    $45.55.  It was ordered by the Board that the bill on file of P. Dunn for services as County Clerk for the month of May, 1873, amounting to $45.55, be allowed--
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



Thursday, June 5th A.D. 1873
    The County Court for the State of Oregon for Jackson County (sitting for the transaction of County business) met today pursuant to adjournment--Present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Isaac [sic] Wagner and M. H. Drake, Co. Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
By S. J. Day, Deputy Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    In the matter of the application of H. C. Fleming for change in the County Road leading from Jacksonville to Big Butte Creek saw mill--
    It is ordered by the Court that this application be continued until the next term of this Court for proper proof that said new road has been opened and made in all respects as good as the old road for traveling and also for proof that the expenses and costs of the view and survey of said new road have been paid.
    The Petition of A. Z. Hammersley and 43 others praying for the survey and establishing of a County Road to commence near the boundary line between the States of California and Oregon, near the eastern boundary line of Goose Lake Valley, to be run thence northerly to connect with the Southern Oregon Wagon Road, was after consideration adjourned to the next term of this Court for proper proof that notices were posted that such petition would be presented at this term of Court.
This entry is Incorrect--E. B. Watson, County Judge:
    In the matter of the application for laying out a County Road from Lundy's ford on the South Fork of Little Butte Creek, thence to the ford near Samuel Klingle's crossing the Creek to the North side thereof, thence down the creek by the most practicable route to Bilger's Store, and thence on down the creek to Daly's Mill on Little Butte Creek, came on to be heard upon the Petition and proof of notices and the Court being satisfied from the proof adduced that due notice has been given according to law of the presentation of said petition, and two of said petitioners having filed their bond in the sum of $200.00 Dollars Conditioned according to law to pay all the expenses, costs, &c. of a view and survey of said proposed road should the same not be established as a County Road, which said Bond is signed by James Miller and Joseph Swingle and is approved by the Court. It is therefore ordered that said Petition be granted so far as to have a view and survey of said proposed road, and for that purpose R. S. Dunlap, James A. Wilson and James P. McDaniel be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said proposed road, and James S. Howard, a competent Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of said road, and that said viewers and surveyor meet at the office of the County Clerk in Jackson County, Oregon on the14th day of June, A.D. 1873 (or within five days thereafter) and having there been duly qualified by the County Clerk, that they proceed to view and survey said proposed road according to law, and of their proceedings in this behalf make due return to this court at the next term thereof.
    It is ordered by the Court that the disposal of the Bridge timbers across old channel of Bear Creek by Road Supervisor Clark Taylor to Thos. McAndrew for the sum of $15.00 be and the same is hereby in all things confirmed, and that said amount of money be turned over to the County Treasurer.
    In the matter of the application for laying out a County Road from Rock Creek Bridge to Fort Klamath Road--It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court from the proof adduced that notices of such application had been duly posted as required by law more than 30 days prior to the present term of this Court, and an undertaking having been filed herein as by law required for the expenses of view and survey--It is ordered by the Court that said petition be granted so far as to have a view and survey as prayed for, and for that purpose, Joseph Dowden, A. S. Moon, and John Zachary, three disinterested and competent persons, be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said Road, and that James S. Howard, County Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed to Survey said Road, and that said viewers and Surveyor meet at the Office of H. M. Rodgers, a Justice of the Peace for said County on June 12th A.D. 1873 (or within five days thereafter) and after being duly qualified by him according to law, that they proceed to view and survey said proposed road and that they make and sign a report in writing stating their opinion in favor of or against the establishment of such road, and set forth the reasons for the same, which report together with the plat and survey of said road shall be delivered to the County Clerk on or before the third day of the session of the County Court, then next ensuing.
    $500.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the order on file of Thomas Mee for $500.00 in favor of John Bilger be accepted and that an order for that amount be drawn on the Co. Treasurer in favor of John Bilger, and that said amount be charged against the contract price for building the Bridge by said Thomas Mee across Applegate Creek.
    It is ordered by the Court that the County Clerk return the writ of review in the case of Jacob Thompson vs. Robert Whittle and Charles Trafton to the Circuit Court within the time required therein, with a certified copy of the Record of this Court and original papers relating to the application of said Whittle & Trafton for a Ferry license across Klamath River.
    And it is further ordered by the Court that the consideration of the application of J. W. Storment and 26 others praying for the location of a County road commencing at the Linkville County Road a little west of Jesse Walker's House in Sec. 31 T. 39 S. R. 8 East, thence S. Westerly to Klamath River opposite Robert Whittle's House crossing said river at last named point thence running S. Easterly to Oregon State line to terminate at what is known as the "Hole in the Ground" be adjourned or deferred until the next term of this Court.
    Whereas application has been made to this Court by C. C. McClendon, Supervisor of Road District No. 14 to have a resurvey of a portion of County Road in his District--
    It is ordered by the Court that said application be granted, and James S. Howard, County Surveyor, be and he is hereby directed to resurvey and set the Stakes on said road according to the plat and Survey thereof now of Record and that he make due return of his proceedings herein to this Court at the term thereof then next ensuing.
    In the matter of the application for laying out a County Road, Commencing on Crane's Creek in Goose Lake Valley, at the Eastern boundary line of T. 40 S. of R. 20 East, thence W. along the present traveled road to mouth of Cañon or Crane's Creek, thence on Sectional line between sections 2 & 11 to the western line of said Sections--thence N. to Eagle Point thence Northerly along the present line of travel to the Military Road, at or near the residence of George W. Cooksey--It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court from the proof adduced that notice of such application had been duly posted at the place of holding County Court, and also in three public places in the vicinity of said proposed road thirty days previous to the present term of this Court, and that an undertaking having been filed herein in the sum of one hundred Dollars conditioned as the law requires, with John Moon as Principal and J. C. Tolman as surety, that they will pay all Costs of view and Survey of said road provided the same be not established, which said Bond has been accepted and approved by the Court--It is therefore ordered by the Court that the prayer of the Petitioners be granted so far as to have a view and survey of said proposed road, and for that purpose Joseph Robinett, J. A. Moon and James Fitzgerald, three competent persons, be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said road, and that James S. Howard, the County Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of said act, or in case he does not or cannot act, then and in that case Bamford Robb, a competent person, be appointed as surveyor of said road and that said viewers and Surveyor meet at the office of Enoch Losser, a Justice of the Peace in and for said county, on the 5th day of July A.D. 1873 or on their failure to meet on said day (within five days thereafter) and after being qualified by him according to law, that they proceed to view, Survey and lay out said road as prayed for and of their proceedings in this behalf make due return according to law to this Court at the August term thereof ensuing--
    In the matter of the application for laying out a County Road Commencing at Peter Simon's bridge across Little Butte Creek and running thence on the line of survey made by B. F. Myer in May, 1872, at or near the old School House, the end of his first day's survey, thence on the north side of the main Slough until you strike the bank of Butte Creek at the mouth of Lick Creek, thence running under the Bluff to the East line of the McClain place, thence East on the line between G. W. Isaacs & J. Heckathorn to the old survey aforesaid thence along said Survey to the Lundy ford on South fork of Little Butte Creek--came on to be heard upon the Petition & proof of notice, and the Court being satisfied from the proof adduced that due and legal notice of the presentation of the Petition for said road has been given, and two of said petitioners having filed their bond in the sum of $200.00 conditioned as the law requires to pay all the costs of a view and survey in case said proposed road should not be established and made a County road--which said Bond is accepted and approved by the Court. It is therefore ordered by the Court that said petition be granted so far as to have a view and survey of said proposed road and for that purpose R. S. Dunlap, James A. Wilson and Jas. P. McDaniel be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said road and J. S. Howard, Co. Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of said road, and that said viewers & surveyor meet at County Clerk's office in Jackson Co., Ogn., on the 14th day of June ensuing or within five days thereafter and having there been duly qualified by the Clerk according to law, that they proceed to view & survey said road according to law, and of their proceedings in this behalf make due return to this court at the next term thereof--
    And the Court adjourned without day.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



[July 9, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular Term of the County Commissioners Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson Begun and held at the Court house in Said County on Wednesday, July 9th 1873 for the Transaction of County business, at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amount set opposite their respective names for Services as Jurors at the June Term 1873 of the Circuit Court.
    Grand Jurors
Elijah Jones 4 days 18 miles $9.80
Frederick Barneburg 4 days 17 miles 9.70
John A. Boyer 4 days   2 miles 8.20
Samuel Grubb 4 days 42 miles 12.20
Robert J. Cameron 4 days 18 miles 9.80
C. F. Blake 4 days 35 miles 11.50
J. W. Dollarhide 4 days   6 miles     8.60
$69.80
Trial Jurors
Michael Hanley 9 days   5 miles $18.50
Lewis Colver 9 days 17 miles 19.70
George W. Fordyce 6 days 48 miles 16.80
W. W. Kentnor 9 days 34 miles 21.40
William Basye 6 days 46 miles 16.60
William Jones 9 days 18 miles 19.80
W. T. Leever 9 days   7 miles 18.70
Martin F. Hurst 6 days 32 miles 15.20
William Chambers 9 days   8 miles 18.80
Gustaf Karewski 9 days   2 miles 18.20
Sylvester Arrasmith 9 days   2 miles 18.20
George W. Isaacs 9 days 48 miles 22.80
Sylvester Saltmarsh 9 days 17 miles 19.60
John M. Black 9 days 50 miles 23.00
Jacob Thompson 9 days 12 miles 19.20
Joseph Blatt   8 miles Excused .80
William Bilger 10 miles Excused 1.00
Joseph H. Davis   5 miles Excused .50
A. M. Berry 8 days   2 miles 16.20
N. Fisher 8 days   2 miles 16.20
E. Jacobs 8 days   2 miles 16.20
William Kretzer 8 days   2 miles 16.20
James Childers 8 days   2 miles 16.20
N. Langell 8 days   2 miles 16.20
George W. Ratrie 8 days   2 miles 16.20
Isaac Cox 6 days   2 miles 12.20
John A. Moon 1 day   2 miles 2.20
Talismen Summoned to Complete Jury
State of Oregon vs. Frank Rixman--Indictment
Ole C. Gunnison 1 day 2 miles 2.20
C. C. McClendon 1 day 2 miles 2.20
Anton Bruns 1 day 2 miles 2.20
Lewis Strong 1 day 2 miles 2.20
Wm. Neil 1 day 2 miles 2.20
D. B. Winkle 1 day 2 miles 2.20
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts opposite their respective names as Witnesses, Sheriff's fees and Clerk's fees in State Cases at the June Term of Circuit Court.
State of Oregon vs. Charles A. Cogswell & Amos Cogswell:
Indictment for an Assault with a dangerous weapon.
  Witnesses
James Smith 1 day 2 miles $2.20
Phoeba Smith 1 day 2 miles 2.20
M. L. Smith 1 day 2 miles 2.20
John A. Moon 1 day 2 miles 2.20
T. T. McKenzie Shff. fee s on subpoenas 5.85
P. Dunn Clerk's fees 2 cases 7.65
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the amounts set opposite their respective names in the Case of the State vs. Frank Rixman, Indictment for Larceny
  Witnesses
H. L. Webb 5 days 250 miles $35.00
James Miller 5 days 250 miles 35.00
Jacob Ish 2 days     5 miles 4.50
T. T. McKenzie 2 days 4.00
Joseph Brotherton 1 day     4 miles 2.40
T. T. McKenzie Shff.'s fees on Sub. G. & Trial Jury 35.15
P. Dunn Clerk's fees 11.10
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts set opposite their respective names for fees in the case of the State of Oregon vs. William K. Ish, on an Indictment for assault with a dangerous Weapon.
    Witnesses
James D. Fay 3 days $6.00
Thomas F. Beall 3 days 10 miles 7.00
Wm. R. Jones 3 days   5 miles 6.50
Jacob Ish 3 days   5 miles 6.50
Haskel  Amy 2 days 12 miles 5.20
Robert Wright 2 days   2 miles 4.20
J. W. Dollarhide 2 days   5 miles 4.50
J. H. Young 2 days   2 miles 4.20
T. T. McKenzie Shff. fees Grand & Trial Jury & Sub. 25.95
P. Dunn Clerk's fees 6.80
    $3.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Frank Loraine for Cleaning the Court House and Washing the windows of the Court House be allowed Amounting to $3.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the amounts Set opposite their respective names for fees in the Case of the State of Oregon vs. John Doe.
  Witnesses
James D. Fay 1 day $2.00
J. B. Coates 1 day 2.00
U. S. Hayden 1 day 2 miles 2.20
James R. Wade 1 day 2 miles 2.20
Evan Reames 1 day 2 miles 2.20
P. Dunn Clerk's fees on Subpoenas 2.00
T. T. McKenzie Shff.'s fees 11.55
    $55.54.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of A. V. Gillette for 3171 feet of Road Lumber for Bridge on County Road in Road District No. 2 over ten feet Wide be allowed Amounting to $55.54.
    $475.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill on file of Dr. Lucius Danforth for 3 months maintenance and Medical Attendance on County Hospital be allowed Amounting to $475.00.
    $125.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Wm. J. Stanley, County School Superintendent, for Quarter's Salary Ending July 1st 1873, be allowed Amounting to $125.00.
    $12.63.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Robb & Kahler for Books and Stationery furnished for the use of County Clerk & Sheriff's Offices be allowed Amounting to $12.63.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. J. N. Bell for Medical Examination of Mike Moran, a person alleged to be Insane, be allowed, Amounting to $5.00.
    $71.75.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for 14 days Services in Attendance on the Circuit Court, and other Services in said Court as per bill on file in the Clerk's Office be allowed Amounting to $71.75.
    $25.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of J. H. Stinson for Attorney's fees in the Circuit Court in assisting J. R. Neil, District Attorney, in the case of State of Oregon vs. Ella Niday for $50.00 be disallowed and the Amount of $25.00 be allowed.
    $5.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of George Brown for Making Benches for the use of the Court House, be allowed Amounting to $5.50.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Neil, District Attorney, for Attorney's fees in the Case of the State of Oregon vs. Thomas Mayhew in Justice's Court, charged with Assault and Battery, be allowed Amounting to $5.00.
    $5.00.      It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. S. F. Chapin for Examination of Jacob Roudebush, a person adjudged to be insane, be allowed Amounting to $5.00.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. G. H. Aiken for Examination of Jacob Roudebush, an Insane person, be allowed Amounting to 5.00.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. J. N. Bell for examination of John Oliver, a Sick person and State Patient, be allowed Amounting to $5.00.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. J. N. Bell for examination of Robert Hessele, a poor person, be allowed amounting to $5.00.
    $309.47. It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie for percentage on $1240 China Tax for the year 1872 at 15 percent $186.00 also for percentage on $4115.85 Sheriff's Assessment for 1872 at 3 percent $123.47 be allowed Amounting to $309.47.
    $40.90.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for 1 day's attendance on County Court $5.00, fees on Bench Warrant for Charles Cogswell $5.25, fees on Bench Warrant for Indians $24.25, and fees in attendance on J.P. Court $6.40, be allowed, amounting to a total of $40.90.
    $90.81.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Thomas T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Jailer fees and Board and Board of prisoners and Washing for Jail and for work done on County Privy, be allowed as per bill on file, Amounting to $90.81.
    It is ordered by the Court that the Bill of David Dunlap for making Precinct Jury List for the precinct of Big Butte Creek be allowed Amounting to $3.00, also to Joseph Patterson for assisting in making Jury list for said be allowed Amounting to $2.00, also to John May for Assisting in making said Jury list $2.00.
    $75.40.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for Services during the month of June, A.D. 1873, as per bill on file be allowed Amounting to $75.40.
    $18.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for fees in Circuit [Court], in the case of Rixman & Charles Cogswell, be allowed Amounting to $18.50.
    $153.55.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for percentage on $5118 46/100, the Amount of Delinquent Taxes Collected Since April 10th 1873 for the year 1872 at 3 percent be allowed Amounting to $153.55.
    $5.77.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie for mistake of Assessor on W. P. Linville's Taxes and paid into County Treasury by Sheriff, that an order be drawn on the County Treasurer for the same Amounting to $5.77.
    Now at this day came on to be heard the application of John Oliver, a poor person, sick with the Rheumatism, who makes oath that he has no means to Support himself and has no friends or relatives that are able or willing to help him, and further that he is not a resident of Jackson County or of the State of Oregon and that he has had no residence in any place since he left Montana. It is therefore considered by the Court that the prayer of the Applicant be granted and that he be admitted to the County Hospital and his Expenses charged to the State of Oregon.
    $37.32.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Wagner McCall & Co. for provisions furnished for hands working on Link River Road be allowed Amounting to $17.32, also bill of D. P. Walrad for 5 days work with team on said road at $4 per day $20.00, making total of $37.32 order to be drawn in favor of Wagner McCall & Co. on Special Tax.
    $78.55.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Jacob Wagner for 18 days work on Link River Road at $3 per day $54.00, J. Breeding for team 2 days and hand $5.00, W. Breeding 5 days work at $2.00 per day $10.00, and for provisions furnished for hands    $9.55 be allowed making total Amount of $78.55.   
    $4.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Olney Michaelson for Blacksmithing done by order of Jacob Wagner for Link River road be allowed, amounting to $4.50.
    $31.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of George Grow for 21 days work on Link River Road at $1.50 per day be allowed out of the Special tax fund for that purpose Amounting to $31.50.
    9.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Philip Wagner for 6 days work at $1.50 per day on Link River road be allowed Amounting to $9.00.
    $30.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of William McCallister for 20 days work on the Link River Road at $1.50 per day be allowed Amounting to $30.00.
    $21.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of H. Kubli for 14 days work on Link River road at $1.50 per day be allowed Amounting to $21.00.
    $6.80.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Michael Murphy for 4 days work on Link River road at $1.50 per day $6.00 and for 4 Doz. eggs at 20 cents per doz. .80 cts., be allowed amounting to $6.80.
    $2.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of E. DePeatt for Justice's fees for affidavits of Hands working on Link River Road to their respective bills by order of Jacob Wagner be allowed Amounting to $2.50.
    $3.38.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Wesley Mitchell for pick handles & provisions furnished for Link River Road be allowed amounting to $3.38.
    $16.73.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of R. B. Hargadine for provisions furnished for Link River Road be allowed Amounting to $16.73.
    $4.85.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Frank Bowers for Beef furnished for hands on Linkville Road be allowed Amounting to $4.85. 
    In the matter of the Application for laying out a County road beginning at or near the Farm of Martin Peterson on the Desert, and running thence to the Mouth of Lost Creek near Joseph Swingle's farm on Little Butte Creek, it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court from the proof adduce that notices of such application had been duly posted as required by law more than thirty days prior to the present term of this Court, and an undertaking having been filed herein as by law required for the Expenses of view and Survey,
    It is ordered by the Court that said petition be granted, So far as to have a view and Survey as prayed for, and for that purpose, Martin F. Hurst, James Matney and John Fountain, three disinterested and Competent persons, be and they are hereby appointed Viewers of said Road and that William M. Turner, a Competent Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed to Survey said road, and that Said Viewers and Surveyor meet at the Office of James W. Simpson, a Justice of the Peace for said County, on Monday, July 21st 1873 (or within five days thereafter) and after being duly qualified by him according to law, that they proceed to view and Survey Said proposed road, and that they make and Sign a report in writing Stating their opinions in favor of or against the Establishment of Such Road, and set forth the reasons for the same, which report, together with the Plat and Survey of said road, Shall be delivered to the County Clerk on or before the third day of the Session of the County Court next ensuing.
    In the matter of the Petition of A. D. Hammersley and 43 others praying for a County Road in Goose Lake Valley, Commencing on the boundary line between California & Oregon and running in a Northerly direction till it intersects the Oregon State road from Ashland to Baker City, be continued by order of the Court until the August Term next Ensuing for want of Proof of Notices being posted according to law.
    In the matter of the bill of James W. Simpson, Justice of the Peace for the Precinct of Little Butte Creek, in the case of State vs. Edmondson, Hendrix and Newcomb, be postponed for an Itemized bill in each case.
    In the matter of the petition for a road from Peter Simon's Bridge to the Lundy ford on the South fork of Little Butte Creek be postponed until the August Term of this Court next ensuing.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



[July 10, 1873]
    The County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson met today pursuant to adjournment for the Transaction of County business on Thursday, July 10th 1873, at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, Co. Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    In the matter of the application of H. C. Fleming for change in the County Road leading from Jacksonville to Big Butte Creek Saw Mill, It is ordered by the Court that this application be continued until the next term of this Court for proper proof that Said new road has been opened and made in all respects as good as the old Road for traveling and also for proof that the Expenses and costs of the view and Survey or said new road has been paid.
    $250.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of E. B. Watson, County Judge, for Quarter's Salary for Quarter Ending June 30th 1873 be allowed Amounting to $250.00.
    $34.20.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Jacob Wagner for per diem and mileage in attendance on the County Commissioners Court for Quarter Ending June 30th 1873 be allowed Amounting to $34.20.
    $28.80.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of H. M. Drake for per diem and mileage in attendance on the County Commissioners Court for Quarter ending June 30th 1873 be allowed Amounting to $28.80.
    $248.86.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of John Bilger, County Treasurer, for Quarter's Salary for Quarter Ending June 30th 1873, be allowed Amounting to $150.00.  Also for percentage on School Money 98.86, Total $248.86.
    Now at this day the report of the viewers appointed at the June Term 1873 of this Court to view and locate a County Road from Rock Creek Bridge, near the residence of Mr. Morgan, thence to [a] point on the Fort Klamath Road near the residence of George A. Jackson, was taken up and publicly read the second time, Whereupon Pat. Donegan and Michael Colwell, through whose lands the said road is viewed and marked out, filed their Complaints in writing setting forth that they would be damaged as follows, to wit:  the said Pat. Donegan in the sum of $3750.00 and the said M. Colwell in the sum of $2,000.00 by the establishment of the road aforesaid.
    Therefore, it is ordered by the Board that R. S. Dunlap, Fred Heber & Thomas F. Beall be and they are hereby appointed viewers of damages, that said viewers meet at the Office of the County Clerk of said County on Friday, July 18th 1873 and after being duly qualified to discharge their duties faithfully and impartially, shall proceed to view said proposed road the whole distance through the premises of the Complainants aforesaid 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 such view and deliver the same to the Clerk of this Court on or before the 2nd day of the regular term of this Court, to be held on the 1st Wednesday after the first Monday in August 1873.
    $3.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for making out Return of Delinquent tax list and presenting same to County Court be allowed Amounting to $3.00.
    $14.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Jacob Neathammer for 7 days work on Sardine Creek Bridge last fall be allowed Amounting to $14.00.
    In the Matter of the application of J. C. Tolman for a License to keep a Ferry across Klamath River;
    Now comes Charles Trafton and files his affidavit Showing that he is the owner of a Ferry Boat near the place where J. C. Tolman proposes to Keep a Ferry and has posted notices of his intention to apply at the August Term of this Court for a Ferry License at that place, and that he believes that he is entitled to a Ferry license in preference to said J. C. Tolman, and that his said Notices have not been posted a Sufficient time to present his application at this term, and other facts, and asking that this matter be postponed until the next term of this Court, and the Court having Considered the matter and heard the arguments thereon, It is ordered and adjudged that this application be postponed for hearing until the next term of this Court.
    In the matter of the application of Jacob Thompson for a Ferry License across Klamath River in Jackson County, Oregon, where the Meyer Road Ferry crosses said River, It appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that the application was presented at the last term of this Court, to wit, at the June Term 1873, and that due notice was given of said application more than twenty days before the said June Term, by the said Jacob Thompson, of posting up three notices in the vicinity of where the Ferry is proposed to be located, and ten days notice to Robert Whittle, and that the same was not entered of Record at the last term of this Court, therefore it is ordered that the same be entered now for then, and continued now for then; and that the same be continued until the next term of this Court.
    In the matter of the petition of Jacob Thompson for a Public road near his House across Klamath River Dated June 1st 1873, It appearing to the Commissioners that due notice of the presentation of this petition has been given by posting up notices in three public places in the Vicinity of where the road is proposed to be located and at the Door of the House where the County Court is held, and the Court not being fully advised in the premises, the petition is continued until the next term of this Court.
    In the matter of the Application of J. W. Storment and 26 others praying for the location of a County Road commencing at the Linkville County Road, a little West of Jesse Walker's House in Sec. 31, T. 39 S., R. 8 East, thence S. Westerly to Klamath River opposite Robert Whittle's House, crossing said River at last named point thence running S. Easterly to the Oregon State Line, to terminate at what is Known as the Hole in the Ground. It is ordered by the Court that Said application be adjourned over until next term of this Court.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts set opposite their respective names for Services as viewers and Surveyors on road from Rock Creek Bridge to near the residence of Geo. A. Jackson on Fort Klamath Road, as follows, to wit: James S. Howard, 2 days Surveying $8.00, Mileage 25 miles $2.50, Making Plat & Report 4.00, Total Amounting to--$14.50.
  Thomas Curry 2 days Chain Carrier $4.00
J. R. Mills 2 days Chain Carrier 4.00
O. W. Akers 2 days Marker 4.00
A. S. Moon 2 days Viewer 4.00
Joseph Dowden 2 days Viewer 4.00
John Zachary 2 days Viewer 4.00
    Now at this day comes John Bilger, County Treasurer of Jackson County, Oregon, and files his Annual Report of the finances of the said County, which report is accepted and approved by the Court.
    The Report of Thomas T. McKenzie, Sheriff and Tax Collector, came on to be heard, by which it appears there went into the hands of the said Sheriff on the first Monday in April, 1873,
  Delinquent Tax list Amounting to $5599.94
Amount paid into County Treasury $4126.25
Delinquent Tax returned   1473.69
$5599.94
Amount of Shff. Assessment turned over to the Sheriff
    April 7th 1873 for Collection 305.37
Amount of Shff.'s Assessment Since April 7th 1873     787.65
Total   $1093.02
  Delinquents--Louis Horne $    58.50
Delinquents--John Swinden 8.38
Delinquents--W. S. Miller 33.93
Paid into Co. Treasurer     992.21
$1093.02
Which report is accepted and approved.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
E. B. Watson
    Co. Judge



Friday, July 11th 1873
    The County Commissioners Court of the State of Oregon for Jackson County met today pursuant to adjournment.
    Present, the same as yesterday,
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    In the matter of Selecting Jurors for the Ensuing year, the following is the original Jury List for Jackson County, Oregon, for the year commencing July 1st 1873, as Selected by the County Court of said County at the July Session, A.D. 1873, thereof:
  No. Names Precinct Occupation
1 Armstrong, R. C. Jacksonville Farmer
2 Anderson, Q. N. Eden Farmer
3 Anderson, E. K. Eden Farmer
4 Amy, Haskel Manzanita Farmer
5 Amerman, Henry Eden Farmer
6 Bowman, Abram Sterlingville Miner
7 Beck, T. L. Willow Springs Miner
8 Breeding, John H. Ashland Farmer
9 Baldwin, Wallace Eden Farmer
10 Beeson, Welborn Eden Farmer
11 Bish, Abraham Eden Farmer
12 Bellinger, Merritt Jacksonville Farmer
13 Briggs, E. M. Ashland Teamster
14 Beekman, C. C. Jacksonville Banker
15 Benedict, Royal Applegate Farmer
16 Buckley, James Union Town Farmer
17 Beall, Thomas F. Manzanita Farmer
18 Bybee, William Jacksonville Farmer
19 Britt, Peter Jacksonville Artist
20 Barron, Hugh F. Ashland Farmer
21 Constant, Isaac Manzanita Farmer
22 Chapin, H. M. Pleasant Creek Miner
23 Collins, Richard Pleasant Creek Farmer
24 Cameron, William Union Town Farmer
25 Chappell, Lyman Union Town Farmer
26 Coakley, A. J. Willow Springs Farmer
27 Carver, E. W. Eden Farmer
28 Coleman, W. H. Eden Farmer
29 Chavner, Thomas Willow Springs Farmer
30 Cantrall, Andrew Union Town Farmer
31 Cardwell, John Table Rock Farmer
32 Cronemiller, David Jacksonville Blacksmith
33 Carson, John Eden Farmer
34 Crutcher, James W. Jacksonville Clerk
35 Caton, Milo Jacksonville Boot Maker
36 Cardwell, James A. Jacksonville Farmer
37 Dollarhide, Jesse Jacksonville Farmer
38 Crane, Joseph Jacksonville Farmer
39 Emery, Henry S. Ashland Carpenter
40 Farlow, Hiram Ashland Blacksmith
41 Gleave, Philip Sterlingville Farmer
42 Gilbert, O. Manzanita Farmer
43 Grieve, John A. Eden Farmer
44 Grossman, Jacob Jacksonville Farmer
45 Gregory, Levi N. Little Butte Creek Farmer
46 Grubb, John L. Ashland Farmer
47 Haymond, Thomas Rock Point Farmer
48 Hendricks, Edward Applegate Farmer
49 Haskins, William Union Town Blacksmith
50 Heald, Asher D. Foots Creek Miner
51 Hillis, William P. Evans Creek Farmer
52 Houck, Jasper Ashland Hotel Keeper
53 Hockersmith, J. W. Little Butte Creek Farmer
54 Heckathorn, Jerry Little Butte Creek Farmer
55 Hall, Samuel Jacksonville Carpenter
56 Hoffman, William Jacksonville Conveyancer
57 Herriott, William Applegate Farmer
58 Herrin, John S. Eden Farmer
59 Hopkins, Daniel Jacksonville Farmer
60 Jones, A. W. Little Butte Creek Farmer
61 Justus, G. W. Eden Farmer
62 Kincaid, William B. Manzanita Farmer
62 Judge, Henry Jacksonville Saddler
63 Kleinhammer, Claus Sterlingville Miner
64 Lacey, William C. Jacksonville Farmer
65 Lynch, George H. Eden Farmer
66 Lindley, Milton Eden Mill Owner
67 Linn, David Jacksonville Carpenter
68 McAndrew, Thomas Manzanita Farmer
69 McDonough, James Willow Springs Farmer
70 McClendon, C. C. Table Rock Farmer
71 Miller, James Little Butte Creek Farmer
72 Mench, Benjamin Grants Pass Farmer
73 McCall, John M. Ashland Miller
74 Meyer, W. C. Ashland Farmer
75 Mingus, Conrad Jacksonville Farmer
76 Moppin, Thomas G. Applegate Farmer
77 Mills, John W. Eden Farmer
78 Matthews, William Eden Farmer
79 Manning, J. W. Jacksonville Liveryman
80 Miller, John Jacksonville Gunsmith
81 Martin, Alexander Jacksonville Merchant
82 Naylor, Granville Ashland Stock Raiser
83 Nichols, J. J. Table Rock Farmer
84 O'Harra, M. Foots Creek Miner
85 Obenchain, Bartlett Willow Springs Farmer
86 Plymale, F. M. Manzanita Farmer
87 Patterson, John Ashland Farmer
88 Pernoll, William Applegate Farmer
89 Payne, C. T. Eden Farmer
90 Robinson, R. B. Eden Farmer
91 Root, Horace Eden Farmer
92 Rowland, J. T. Jacksonville Blacksmith
93 Ross, John E. Jacksonville Farmer
94 Sturgis, M. D. Union Town Farmer
95 Saltmarsh, Joseph Sterlingville Miner
96 Savage, James Rock Point Farmer
97 Skeeters, Isaac Manzanita Farmer
98 Songer, William F. Ashland Farmer
99 Walker, John P. Ashland Farmer
100 Ish, Jacob Jacksonville Farmer
    And the Court thereupon adjourned without day.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



[August 7, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular term of the County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson, Begun and held at the Court House in Said County on Wednesday, August 7th 1873, Sitting for County business at which were present:
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner & M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    In the matter of the application of J. W. Storment and twenty-six others for the location of a County Road from the Linkville County Road to Klamath River opposite Robert Whittle's house, Crossing said River and thence South Easterly and terminating near the State line near what is known as the Hole in the Ground and following what is Known as the Meyers Survey. This matter came on to be heard and it appearing that due notice of this application has been given by posting up notices in three public places in the vicinity of said Road and by posting a Similar Notice at the place of holding County Court more than thirty days previous to the presentation of said Petition, notifying all persons that Such petition would be presented at the June term of this Court, and it further appearing that Said Road was viewed and Surveyed and the Survey thereof was filed Oct. 8th 1872, and that all the objections to the establishing of said road and claims for damages therefor heretofore made have been withdrawn and abandoned, and it further appearing that said Road is a public necessity and Convenience and that any further view or Survey is unnecessary it is therefore ordered that the said Meyers Survey and Report be Recorded and that said Road be established on said Survey, and that Said Road be declared a public highway and that the Supervisors through whose districts the said Road passes are hereby ordered to open [it] and Keep the same in repair.
    In the matter of the application of Charles Trafton for a Ferry License to Keep a Ferry across Klamath River at a point where the Road leading from the Jacksonville and Linkville [road] to near the Hole in the Ground, Crosses the Klamath near Robert Whittle's house. This application came on to be heard this day and it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that from the proofs that three notices were duly posted up in Public places in the neighborhood where said ferry is proposed to be Kept for more than twenty days prior to this term of this Court--and it further appearing from the proofs that the said applicant caused notice in writing of his intention to make such application to be given to Jacob Thompson and Robert Whittle, the owners of the Land on the banks of said River more than ten days before this term of this Court; and it appearing that a Ferry at said point is necessary and proper, and that the applicant is entitled thereto, It is therefore Considered and ordered that Said petition be granted and that License be granted to said Charles Trafton to Keep a ferry at said point for the term of one year from this date upon paying into the Treasury the sum of ten Dollars and filing a bond in the Sum of $500.00 as required by law to be approved by the Clerk, and that the following rates of toll be established on Said ferry:
  For footman 12½ cts.
For Horseman 25 cts.
For Two Horse Wagon 50 cts.
For Four Horse Wagon $1.00
For Six Horse Wagon   1.25
For Sheep & Hogs 1½ cts. each
Loose Horses & Cattle 8 cts. each
Pack Horses & Mules 12½ cts. each
    $24.64.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of J. B. Thomas for 2,054 feet of Bridge Lumber for Road District No. 26, by order of Joel Dixon, Supervisor, be allowed Amounting to $24.64.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for 1 day's attendance on County Court $5.00, Commitment of Keoh, Chinaman $1.00, to Arrest, Commitment & Discharge of Charles Weir $4.00 be allowed, amounting to $10.00.    
    $84.04.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Thos. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Jailer's fees and Board of Prisoners for the month of July 1873 be allowed, Amounting to $4.04.
    State Patient. $10.00. It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Madame Holt for Board of Robert Hessele from July 8th to 17th inclusive at $1.00 per day $10.00 and For Extra work cleaning for him $10.00, Amounting to $20.00 be disallowed, and the sum of $10.00 be allowed.
    State Patient. $2.50. It is ordered by the Court that the bill of S. W. Vose for Washing and dressing Robert Hessele, Amounting to $5.00, be disallowed and the sum of $2.50 be allowed for his services.
    State Patient. $76.00. It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. L. Danforth for 7 days Attendance on Robert Hessele at Madame's $21.00 and 18 days at Hospital $54.00 also for 13 days Attendance & Board of John Oliver in the Hospital be disallowed and the sum of $76.00 be allowed for both cases.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. J. N. Bell for Medical Examination of Wm. Deeds, a poor person, for admittance to County Hospital amounting to $5.00 be allowed.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Neil, Dist. Attorney, in the case of State of Oregon vs. Chinaman Keoy for Larceny in Storehouse, in J.P. Court be allowed amounting to $5.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following bills be allowed for Services rendered in Viewing & Surveying a Road in Goose Lake Valley as follows:
  B. Robb, 2 days Surveying 8.00
B. Robb, 1 day making plat & Report 4.00
B. Robb provisions for men on road     5.00
$17.00
J. R. Huggins, chain carrier 2 days 4.00
C. Thompson, chain carrier 2 days 4.00
C. B. Watson, marker 2 days 4.00
Joseph Robinett, viewer 2 days 4.00
John A. Moon, viewer 2 days 4.00
James Fitzgerald, viewer 2 days 4.00
    $105.85.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for Services for the month of July, 1873 as per bill on file, be allowed Amounting to $105.85.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Neil, Dist. Atty., for fees in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Charles Weir, in J.P. Court, be allowed Amounting to $5.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amount set opposite their respective names for services in Justice's Court in the Case of the State of Oregon vs. J. Hendrix.
  Juror fees and mileage
Levi Tinkham   8 miles & fees $2.30
Chas. Linksweiler   8 miles & fees 2.30
A. J. Daley   8 miles & fees 2.30
Marion Taylor 12 miles & fees 2.70
N. A. Young 12 miles & fees 2.70
A. Buchanan 14 miles & fees 2.90
Witness fees & mileage
W. H. Simpson   4 miles & fees 1.90
W. H. Foster   4 miles & fees 1.90
C. J. Noland   5 miles & fees 2.00
J. A. Weldon Constable 4.50
W. H. Simpson Justice's fees 6.20
James W. Simpson Special Constable 12.75
John E. Potter 4.50
    In the matter of the application of H. C. Fleming for a change of Road through his lands, adjourned over from the last term of this Court for want of Proofs that the new road as viewed and located through his land by the viewers and surveyor had been opened and made as good as the old road for travel and also that the Expense of viewing & survey [of] said road had been paid by the petitioner,
    And it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court by the Affirmation of H. C. Fleming and the receipts of the said viewers & surveyor that the Expenses of said Change had been paid for by the said petitioner,
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that the old road be vacated between the terminus of the new Road, and that the plot and field notes of said Survey be recorded and said new road be declared a public highway.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'clock.
E. B. Watson
    Co. Judge



[August 8, 1873]
    The County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson met today pursuant to adjournment, Thursday, August 8th 1873, present the same as on yesterday,
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Now at this day the report of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and locate a Certain County Road in Said Jackson County, to wit: a road from Crane's Creek in Goose Lake Valley at the Eastern line of Township 40 to the Military Road at or near the residence of George W. Cooksey's, comes on to be heard which said report is in the words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Honorable County Court of the County of Jackson and State of Oregon, We, the undersigned viewers appointed to view a road from a pine tree 30 inches in diameter standing in Cranes Creek Cañon 15.95 chains East of Township 40 South Range 20 East thence west along the present traveled road to the mouth of the above named Cañon, thence to the Corner of Secs. 1, 2, 11 & 12, then following the line between Secs. 2 & 11 Township & Range as above, Continuing west on said line to the Western boundary of said Secs. 2 & 11, Thence North to Eagle Point continuing in a northerly direction along the present line of travel to the military road at or near the residence of George W. Cooksey,.
    Would respectfully report that we met at the place appointed on the 10th day of July A.D. 1873, after being duly qualified adjourned to the 19th day of July 1873, When we proceeded to view out the above named road according to instructions from the County Court and the requirements of the petition.
    We find the ground favorable for a good road, and one which is much needed by the Citizens. We therefore recommend its adoption as a permanent County Road, It being practical to pass at the present time the whole length of road surveyed with heavily loaded wagons with the Exception of one Slough about four chains across which can be made good for the small outlay of $25.
Joseph Robinett
Jas. T. Fitzgerald
    And the said report having been publicly read upon two different days the present term of this Court, to wit: the first time yesterday and the second time this day, there being a remonstrance to said proposed road signed by 39 persons, which on Examination by the Court and Evidence adduced, it was found that the number of Legal Signers to said remonstrance was not equal to the number of petitioners for said road 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 it is 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 that from thenceforth the said road shall be considered a public highway and the Supervisor through whose District said road passes is hereby ordered to open and to keep the same in good repair.
    In the matter of the application of James C. Tolman for a Ferry License on Klamath River near the House of Robert Whittle, the said J. C. Tolman failing to appear, it is ordered by the Court that it be adjourned over until the September term of this Court next ensuing.
    Now at this day the report of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and locate a County Road in said County from the Farm of Martin Peterson on the Desert to the mouth of Lost Creek comes on to be heard, which said report is in the words and figures following, to wit:
July 30th 1873
    Viewers' report on the Yankee Creek Road, viewed and laid out on the 26, 28, & 29th of July 1873 by M. F. Hurst, James Matney & John Fountain, Viewers appointed by the Hon. County Court of Jackson County, State of Oregon. Accompanied by W. M. Turner, Surveyor, we proceeded on the 26th day of July at a point on the Butte Creek County road on the Desert near Martin Peterson's Farm, and did view the said road up Yankee Creek to the Mouth of Lost Creek near Joseph Swingle's farm on Little Butte Creek and find the said road a road of much importance to the traveling Public and a good natural route for a County Road, and recommend your Honors to order the opening of said Road as a public Highway as asked for by the petitioners of said road.
    Given under our hands, date above mentioned.
John Fountain
M. F. Hurst
James M. Matney
    And the said report having been publicly read upon two different days, the present term of this Court, to wit: the first 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 it 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 that from thenceforth, the said road shall be considered a public highway and the Supervisor through whose district said road passes is hereby ordered to open and Keep the same in good repair.
    On the matter of the appointment of viewers of damages on the proposed road from Rock Creek Bridge to near the Residence of George A. Jackson, on [Fort] Klamath Road,
    Whereas heretofore, to wit, on the 10th day of July, 1873, this Court appointed as viewers of damages on said road R. S. Dunlap, Fred. Heber & Thos. F. Beall, and they failing to make their report at this Term of Court, It [is] therefore Ordered by the Court that the Clerk thereof be instructed to notify the aforesaid viewers of damages to meet at the County Clerk's office on the 21st day of August 1873, and after being duly qualified proceed to assess the damages on said road in accordance with the aforesaid appointment.
    In the matter of the application [of] A. Z. Hammersley and 43 others praying for a road in Goose Lake Valley, It is ordered by the Court that it be postponed until the Sept. Term of this Court next ensuing.
    In the matter of the Petition for a County Road Commencing at Peter Simon's Bridge on Little Butte Creek, and running thence to Lundy's ford on Little Butte Creek, Whereas heretofore, to wit: on the 5th day of June, 1873, this Court appointed as viewers on said road R. S. Dunlap, James A. Wilson & James P. McDaniels and the said viewers failing to perform their duties as by law required--
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that W. H. Simpson, Eber Emery & Peter Simons be and they are hereby appointed viewers on said road in accordance with the order of this Court made at its June Session relating to the location of said road, to meet at the office of J. W. Simpson, a Justice of the Peace, on the 18th day of August 1873, and after being duly qualified, proceed to view the said road the whole distance through and make their report at the next term of this Court. It is further ordered that William M. Turner be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of said Road.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts Set opposite their respective names for Services rendered in viewing and Surveying a County Road from Martin Peterson's to the mouth of Lost Creek on Little Butte Creek as follows: James M. Matney 3 days as viewer $6.00 and 2 days as Marker $4.00 being disallowed and $8.00 ordered paid, Martin F. Hurst 3 days as viewer $6.00 and 3 days as Chainman $6.00 being disallowed and $9.00 ordered paid, Samuel Powell 1 day as Marker $2.00, James W. Simpson 3 days Chainman 6.00, William M. Turner, Surveyor, for surveying and returning Plot of Survey $27.00.
    In the matter of establishing a new Election precinct in Jackson County,
    It is ordered by the Court that the present Election precinct in Jackson County Known as Goose Lake precinct be divided by the dividing ridge between Goose Lake and Chewaucan Valleys, and that all that portion of said precinct South of said ridge remain in and constitute Goose Lake Precinct and that it retain its place of voting at Abram Tenbrook's house in said precinct; and that all that portion of said precinct north of said dividing ridge Constitute a new election precinct with its place of voting at Henry Fuller's house in Chewaucan Valley, Said Precinct to be Known as the Chewaucan Precinct. It is further ordered that Henry Fuller, A. Hamilton and William H. Avery be and they are hereby appointed Judges of said precinct.
    In the matter of Establishing a new Road District in Jackson County, Oregon, It is ordered by the Court that that portion of Goose Lake Valley lying in the State of Oregon be and hereby is Constituted Road District No. 37 in Jackson County and that Joseph Robinett be appointed Supervisor of said road District.
    In the matter of the proposal of Binger Hermann, Ex-Register of the Land Office at Roseburg, Oregon, to furnish a list of all the lands owned in Jackson County and the names of the original owners for the sum of $50.00, which proposition is accepted by the Court and the Clerk ordered to communicate the same to B. Hermann, Esqr.
    And the Court adjourned until 10 O'Clock A.M. the 12th August 1873.
E. B. Watson, Co. Judge


[August 12, 1873]
    The County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson met today pursuant to adjournment for the transaction of County business on Tuesday August 12th 1873,
    At which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner & M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Whereas, it was represented to this Court that Rock Point Bridge was out of repair and dangerous to be traveled over and that there was no one in charge of said bridge or attending to the Same and David Linn & Samuel Hall, two competent Mechanics, having examined Said Bridge at the request of this Court and given it as their opinion that it ought to receive immediate attention and repairs. Therefore, it is ordered by the Court that Jacob Wagner be and he is hereby authorized to Superintend repairing the Said bridge and to contract for and procure the necessary materials, workmen, &c. for such purpose and report his acts to the next term of this Court.
    $39.88.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Sachs Bros. for C. Geary and other poor persons be allowed as per bill on file Amounting [to] $39.88.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



[August 25, 1873]
    Be it remembered that the Board of Equalization met today according to law to examine and correct the Assessment Roll for the year 1873 at the Clerk's Office in Said County on Monday, August 25th 1873 at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
D. H. Taylor, Assessor
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Now at this day comes on to be heard the application of Giles Wells, Sr. et al. Stating that his Assessment Should be reduced $3000.00 on account of the Said Giles Wells, Sr. et al. being under Bonds in the Aforesaid Amount to the State of Oregon as Bail for Joseph Wells, Indicted for Murder in the first degree and the Board having duly considered the matter, find the application should not be granted.
    It is therefore ordered by the Board that the Assessment Stand as Assessed by the Assessor, as to the property of Giles Wells, Sr., Giles Wells, Jr., John W. Wells and William F. Songer, the above applicants.
    The Board of Equalization having thoroughly examined the assessment roll and found no objections thereto, the Board adjourned without day.
E. B. Watson
    Co. Judge


[September 3, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular Term of the County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson, begun and held at the Court House in Said County, on Wednesday, September 3rd 1873 (Sitting for County business) at which were present:
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $33.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill on file of the Sentinel Office for Publishing Exhibit of County finances 4 times $25.00, Publishing Notice to Tax payers, two times, 8.00 Amounting to the Sum of $33.00 be allowed.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Neil, Dist. Attorney, in the Case of the State of Oregon vs. John Williams be allowed, Amounting to $5.00.
    $11.45.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Shff., for one Day's attendance on County Court $5.00 and fees in the Case of the State vs. John Williams $6.45 be allowed Amounting to $11.45.
    $13.12.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Robb & Kahler for Stationery for County be allowed Amounting to $13.12.
    $33.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of the Democratic Times for Publishing the County Exhibit four Weeks $25.00 and for Publishing Tax payers Notice two Weeks $8.00 be allowed amounting to $33.00.
    $36.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Wallace and Steckel for 3000 feet of Bridge Lumber by order of C. C. McClendon, Supervisor of Road District No. 14, be allowed Amounting to $36.00.
    $97.10.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Jailer's fees and Board of prisoners for the Month of August 1873 be allowed Amounting to $97.10.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the sums set opposite their respective names for Services rendered in viewing and Surveying a road from Peter Simon's Bridge to Lundy's ford on Little Butte Creek, as follows:
  Peter Simon, for 3 days Services as Viewer $6.00
Peter Simon, for Team, Wagon, board & Lodging   12.00
Total Amount   $18.00
William H. Simpson 3 days as Viewer 6.00
Jacob Emery 3 days as Chainman 6.00
Lewis McDaniel 3 days as Chainman 6.00
George Daley, marker, 3 days 6.00
Samuel Klingle, Board furnished Surveying Party 3.00
Wm. M. Turner, Services in Surveying & platting
    Road 6 days at $4 per day 24.00
    State Patient. 18.00. It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. L. Danforth for Medical Attendance on Robert Hessele from 6th to 15th of August at $2.00 per day be allowed amounting to $18.00.
    $5.60.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Jacob Wagner, Superintendent of the Link River Road, for labor performed by John Breeding on said Road be allowed Amounting to $5.60.
    $8.64.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Max Muller, for Envelopes and Postage Stamps for the use of County, be allowed, Amounting $8.64.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the amounts Set opposite their respective names for Services rendered in resurveying a portion of the County road running north from C. C. McClendon's to Sams Valley Creek be allowed as follows:
  To Chas. J. Howard for 2 days Services as Surveyor $8.00
To S. K. Shelly, Chain Carrier 1 day 2.00
To W. F. Brown, Chain Carrier 1 day 2.00
To C. C. McClendon, Marker 1 day 2.00
    $133.25.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for Services rendered during the month of August 1873 be allowed Amounting to $133.25.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Hall & Smith for making Shelves and pigeon Holes in the Vault of the County Clerk's office $6.00 and for Examination of Rock Point bridge be allowed Amounting to $10.00.
    In the matter of the application of James C. Tolman for a Ferry License across the Klamath River near the residence of Robert Whittle, the Said James C. Tolman having failed to appear, It is ordered by the Court that the said application be postponed until the October Term of this Court.
    In the matter of the application of Jay Beach for the renewal of his Liquor License to sell Spirituous Liquors at Fort Klamath in the Precinct of Linkville in the County of Jackson, Oregon, came on to be heard, and the Court, being fully advised in the premises of the posting of notices and petition for the same and the filing of his bond as by law required and the said applicant having also deposited with the County Treasurer the Sum of $50.00, the receipt whereof is on file in the Office of the County Clerk. It is therefore ordered by the Court that License Issue to the said Jay Beach for Six Months from the first day of September 1873 until the first day of March 1874.
    (Applegate Bridge). $200.00. It is ordered by the Court that the County Clerk thereof be Authorized to draw a County warrant in favor of Thomas Mee in part payment on the Contract for building the Applegate Bridge for the sum of $200.00 and charge the same to the said Thomas Mee.
    It is ordered by the Court that C. C. Beekman and M. H. Drake be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to Examine the New Bridge now being Erected on Applegate Creek by Thomas Mee, Contractor, Said Commissioners are required to Examine the Said Bridge and See that the Same has been built in all respects according to the Specifications on file in the County Clerk's office, and report the same at the October term of this Court.
    Now at this day comes on to be heard the petition of Charles Blair & Co. to Sell Spirituous Liquors in less Quantities than one Quart in the Precinct of Linkville in Jackson County, Oregon. It is therefore ordered by the Court that the Clerk thereof Issue a License to the said Charles Blair and Company for Three months from the 15th day of August 1873 until the 15th day of November 1873, the said applicant having deposited with the County Treasurer in the sum of $25.00 which is evidenced by the County Treasurer's receipt now on file in the office of the County clerk.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be and they are hereby appointed Judges of Election for the following named precincts, to serve until the April Term of this Court, A.D. 1874, as follows, to wit:
    For Flounce Rock Precinct
Michael Michaelson
Thomas H. Whelpley
    For Jacksonville Precinct
John Miller
    For Foots Creek Precinct
Asher D. Heald
    In the Matter of the Petition of Martin T. Walters and 30 others petitioning for a County Road in Goose Lake Valley, Commencing on Crane's Creek and running thence Northerly to the Residence of George W. Cooksey, was adjourned over until the October Term of this Court next Ensuing.
    In the Matter of the Petition of A. Z. Hammersley and 43 others praying for a County road in Goose Lake Valley, Commencing at or near the boundary line between the States of Oregon & California also on or near the boundary line of Goose Lake Valley, to connect with the Southern Oregon State Road, be adjourned over until the October Term of this Court next ensuing.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at nine O'Clock.
[E. B. Watson, County Judge]


Thursday September 4th 1873
    The County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson met today pursuant to adjournment, at which were present:
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    It is ordered by the Court that the Clerk thereof have a notice published for 3 Weeks notifying all persons that Sealed proposals will be received at the County Clerk's office in said County up to 12 O'Clock M., Oct. 8th 1873 for Keeping the County Hospital for one year from October 17th 1873, Said proposals to cover the entire Expense of Keeping the County poor and Sick during said period. The Contract for the Same to be let to the lowest responsible bidder, Subject to the right of the County Court to reject any and all bids. Said Notice to be published in the Oregon Sentinel.
    Now at this day comes on to be heard the report of the viewers and Assessors of damages on the proposed County Road through the lands of P. Donegan and Michael Colwell, heretofore appointed by this Court, which is in the words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon:
    We, the Undersigned, who was appointed a board of viewers at the August Session of your Honorable body to assess damages on the Complaints of P. Donegan and M. Colwell through whose lands a certain road was viewed and marked out, beg leave to report as follows. After being duly qualified according to law, we proceeded to the Western terminus of said road at the Rock Creek bridge near the residence of Mr. Morgan and went over and carefully Examined the proposed road through the premises of said complainants and to the best of our Judgment we think the aforesaid Complainants entitled to at least Three hundred Dollars each or Six hundred Dollars altogether, All of which is respectfully Submitted.
R. S. Dunlap
T. F. Beall
    Viewers
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that the aforesaid Road be not Established unless the Petitioners pay the above damages as assessed by the viewers.
    Now at this day comes on to be heard the petition of J. R. Hammersley and 42 others praying for a County Road Commencing at Point of Rocks on Military Road West Side of Goose Lake Valley, running thence Easterly, Crossing Cottonwood Creek near the forks to Eagle Point on East Side of said Valley, thence South passing near the residence of W. T. Lowry to State Line at or near of Robinett's flouring mill.
    It is ordered by the Court that Said petition be adjourned over until the October Term of this Court next ensuing.
    $11.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Kubli & Wilson for hack hire for Wm. Deeds, a poor person, $3.00, also for Carriage for County Board to Rock Point to Inspect bridge $8.00 Total Amount $11.00 be allowed.
    $4.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Thomas F. Beall, Viewer of Damages on Road from Rock Creek Bridge to George W. Jackson's on Fort Klamath Road be allowed Amounting to $4.50.
    $4.50  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of R. S. Dunlap, Viewers of Damages on road from Rock Creek Bridge to George A. Jackson on Fort Klamath Road be allowed Amounting to $4.50.
    $682.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of D. H. Taylor for County Assessor's fees be allowed as follows: for 156 days at $4 per day $624.00, for 12 days by W. J. Stanley, Deputy Assessor $48.00, and for Amount overpaid Treasurer $10.00, making a total of $682.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the Clerk thereof be required to notify Benjamin Mench, Esqr., Supervisor of Road District No 12, to repair the Jones Creek Bridge in his District as the same has been reported to this Court as being impassable for Wagons.
    Now at this day comes on to be heard the report of the Viewers heretofore appointed to view and lay out a County Road from Peter Simon's Bridge to Lundy's ford on Little Butte Creek, which report is in the words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Honorable County Court of Jackson County, State of Oregon, September Term 1873.
    We, the undersigned, Viewers appointed to view and locate a road from the Bridge at Peter Simon's fork on Little Butte Creek, have the honor to report that after being duly qualified, we met on the 19th day of August, A.D. 1873, and with Wm. M. Turner as Surveyor, proceeded to view and locate Said road according to the prayer of the petitioners, faithfully and impartially, believing it unnecessary to Continue the Survey farther than the intersection of the Yankee Creek and Lundy ford road, we ended the road at that point. We are of the opinion that the road will be of advantage to the public and that it is located on suitable ground and therefore recommend that it be opened for public travel.
Peter Simon
W. H. Simpson
    Viewers
    And the said report having been publicly read on two different days of this term of Court, to wit: the first time yesterday and the Second time this day, 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 Surveyors 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 the 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 Keep the same in good repair for travel thereon.
    The following is the Amount of Assessable property tax for the County, returned as assessed for 1873 and Corrected by the Board of Equalization.
  Real and Personal Property $1,729,116.00
Number of Polls 1064
    And it was ordered by the County Court of Jackson County, Oregon, that the rate of Taxation for Said County for the year 1873 be and the same are hereby Established on the taxable property of said County as follows, to wit:
  For State purposes 5½ mills
For County purposes 7 mills
For School purposes 3 mills
For Special Road Tax ½ mill
For Building Fund for County buildings 2 mills
State Poll Tax One Dollar
County Poll Tax One Dollar
Hospital Tax Two Dollars
    And the Court adjourned until Wednesday the 17th of September A.D. 1873 at one O'Clock P.M.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge


[September 17, 1873]
    The County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson met today pursuant to adjournment for the transaction of County business, Wednesday Sept. 17th 1873 at which were present:
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Now at this day comes on to be heard the proposition of the Board of Commissioners of the Southern Oregon Wagon Road, and the Said Board having concluded to Suspend further work on said road until about the first of May 1874, It is considered by the Court that further action on Said proposition be indefinitely postponed.
    $75.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the Clerk thereof be instructed to draw a County order for the Sum of $75.00 to [be] applied on payment for work on Rock Point Bridge. Said Money to be drawn from the Special Road Tax.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
E. B. Watson, County Judge


[October 8, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular Term of the County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson, begun and held at the Court House in Said County on Wednesday, Oct. 8th 1873, Sitting for the Transaction of County business,
    At which were present:
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Whereas at 12 O'clock M., this day being the hour for receiving sealed bids for the Support and Maintenance of the County poor and Indigent Sick persons came on to be heard, when the following bids were received, as follows:
  Dr. L. Danforth's bid $2400.00
Dr. A. W. Gamble's bid 2250.00
Manly Danforth's bid 2000.00
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that the bid of Manly Danforth, it being the lowest bid for the Care of the said County Poor and Sick, be accepted by the Court upon his filing his Bond in the Sum of four thousand Dollars for the faithful performance of his duties, Said Contract to date from the 17th day of October, 1873 for the Term of One Year.
    $8.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of B. Robb for use of team and wagon while surveying County Road in Goose Lake Valley be allowed, amounting to $8.00.
    Now at this day Comes on to be heard the application of H. E. Spencer and Seventeen others praying for a change in the County Road leading from a point on the Jacksonville and Linkville Road to what is Known as the hole in the ground near the State line 
    And it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that three notices has been posted in the vicinity of Said proposed change of Road and one on the Door of the County Clerk's Office for 30 days prior [to] the presentation of said petition and also that Said petitioner has filed with the County Clerk an undertaking for the payment of all Expenses in Viewing and Surveying Said proposed Change of Road,
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that the prayer of the Petitioners 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, Charles Trafton, N. D. Stearns and W. H. Miller, three Competent and disinterested persons, be and they are hereby appointed Viewers of Said Road, and that J. H. Miller be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of said road and that said Viewers and Surveyor meet at the House of J. H. Miller in Linkville Precinct and after being duly qualified, proceed to view the Said proposed Change in said road on the 18th day of October 1873, and after carefully viewing and examining the Same, make out a report in writing Stating the Several distances so found together with their Opinion as to the utility of making such change, and Sign Said report and present the Same to the Clerk of this Court on or before the Second day of the regular term of this Court to be holden in November next ensuing.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 8 O'clock.
E. B. Watson,
    County Judge



[October 9, 1873]
    The County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson met today pursuant to adjournment this 9th day of October, A.D. 1873 at which were present:
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    $44.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of M. H. Drake for per diem and mileage as Commissioner for the Quarter Ending Sept. 30th 1873 be allowed Amounting to $44.00.
    $53.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Jacob Wagner, County Commissioner, for per diem and mileage for quarter ending Sept. 30th 1873 be allowed, Amounting to $53.00.
    $250.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of E. B. Watson, County Judge, for quarter's Salary Ending September 30th 1873 be allowed Amounting to $250.00.
    $125.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of W. J. Stanley, County School Superintendent, for Quarter's Salary Ending September 30th 1873 be allowed Amounting to $125.00.
    $34.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Serving Bench Warrant and Demanding Indians from General Wheaton be allowed Amounting to $34.00.
    $34.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Serving Writ of Habeas Corpus on General Frank Wheaton at Fort Klamath be allowed, Amounting to $34.00.
    $3.25.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of the W.U. Telegraph Company for Message of 57 Words to Governor Grover in regard to the demand on Genl. Wheaton at Fort Klamath for the delivery to the Sheriff of the Indians Indicted by the Grand Jury of this County be allowed Amounting to $3.25.
    $230.80.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for work done for County during the Month of September as per bill on file be allowed Amounting to $230.00.
    $126.10.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Shff., for Posting up Notices for Special Election to be held Oct. 13th, 1873, be allowed Amounting to $126.10.
    $102.05.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Shff., for one day's attendance on County Court $5.00, Jailer's fees and Board for the month of September $70.00, Washing & Tobacco for Prisoners $1.25, board of Prisoner for 30 days Ending September 30th 1873 $25.80 be allowed Amounting to $102.05.
    $49.25.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Serving Bench Warrant on Amos Cogswell be Allowed Amounting to $49.25.
    $133.10.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Serving Notices on Judges for Special Election to be held October 13th 1873 be allowed Amounting to $133.10.
    $47.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Jacob Wagner for 14 days work on Rock Point Bridge at $3 per day $42.00, and incidental Expenses be allowed Amounting in all to the Sum of $47.00.
    $13.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Charles Keeny for 9 days work on Rock Point Bridge be allowed amounting to $13.50 (and order drawn in favor of Jacob Wagner). 
    $1.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of J. M. Ward for Hauling four Stringers and one Load of Lumber on Rock Point bridge be allowed Amounting to $1.00 (Pay to Haymond & White).
    $35.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of J. C. Weiss for Hauling 5,000 feet of Lumber from Wallace & Steckel's Mill to Rock Point Bridge at $7 per Thousand be allowed Amounting to $35.00 (Pay to Haymond & White).
    $28.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Edward Lyon for 9½ days work on Rock Point Bridge be allowed Amounting to $28.50.
    $39.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of A. V. Gillette for 13 days work on Rock Point Bridge be allowed Amounting to $39.00.
    $146.54.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Moses Lee for getting out and delivering at Rock Point Bridge 432 feet of Square timber @ 12½ cts. per foot $54.00, and 661 feet at 14 cts. per foot $92.54 be allowed, Amounting in all to $146.54. (Pay to Haymond & White)
    $15.75.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Jacob Neathammer for 4½ days work on Rock Point bridge be allowed Amounting to $15.75.
    $65.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of L. J. White for 7
¼Weeks Board of Bridge hands $43.50, keeping Horse 10 days $7.50, 6 days work per Henry White @ .50 per day 9.00 and for team Hauling timbers on bridge $5.00 be allowed Amounting in all to $65.00.
    $23.88.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Haymond & White for Articles furnished in repairing Rock Point Bridge as per bill on file be allowed Amounting to $23.88.
    Now at this day comes Samuel Taylor, Supervisor of Road District No. 19 and tenders his resignation as such to the County Court. Resignation Accepted.
    $24.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Samuel R. Taylor, Supervisor of Road District No. 19 for 12 days work on Roads in his district over and above his own Road labor be allowed Amounting to $24.00.
    $150.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of John Bilger, County Treasurer, for Quarter's Salary ending Sept. 30th 1873 be allowed Amounting to $150.00.
    $475.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. L. Danforth, for three months medical treatment and maintenance of County Sick and Poor Ending October 17th 1873 be allowed Amounting to $475.00.
    $3.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of S. W. Vose for Washing and dressing John Williams, Decd., a County Patient, be allowed Amounting to $5.00, be disallowed and $3.00 allowed for said Service.
     $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of R. S. Dunlap for digging Grave for John Williams, Deceased, a County Patient, be allowed Amounting to $5.00.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Hall & Smith for making Coffin for John Williams, Decd., a County Patient, be allowed, Amounting to $10.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts set opposite their respective names for Services in making Jury list for the Precinct of Ashland as follows:
  E. DePeatt $3.00
A. V. Gillette, Assistant 2.00
S. B. Cranston, Assistant 2.00
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. J. N. Bell for Examination of Morton Worts, an Idiotic person, be allowed Amounting to $5.00.
    $30.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of A. L. Bancroft & Co. for two assessment Rolls $27.00, and Expressage on the Same $3.00, be allowed Amounting in all to $30.00.
    $61.22.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Wallace and Steckel for 5102 feet of Lumber at 12 per M. furnished in repairing Rock Point Bridge be allowed Amounting to $61.22.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Neil, District Attorney, for fees in the Case of Flowers, Dodge and Johnson, charged with Wanton Injury to growing Crops amounting to $15.00, be disallowed and $10.00 allowed for his Services.
    $6.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of John Fountain for 3 days Services as viewer on Road from Peterson's to Lundy's ford be allowed Amounting to $6.00.
    $13.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of E. M. Wait for Blank Poll Books for County amounting to $15.00 Currency that $13.50 be allowed.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons named in the Transcript filed by James R. Wade, Justice of the Peace, in the Case of the State of Oregon vs. Flowers, Johnson & Dodge as follows, to wit: be allowed the Sums opposite their respective names:
  John Griffin 1 day & 10 miles 2.50
Jefferson Hamlin 1 day & 12 miles 2.70
George Hamlin 1 day & 12 miles 2.70
James Crane 1 day & 12 miles 2.70
T. T. McKenzie Sheriff's fees 16.25
James R. Wade Justice fees 13.35
    $13.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of U. S. Hayden, Justice of the Peace, for fees in the following State Cases be allowed as follows: State vs. A. Aiken $1.60,  State vs. Chinaman Kuole $4.25, State vs. Chas. Neil 3.20, State vs. John Williams $3.15, Transcript in China Case $1.25, Amounting to $13.50.
    $14.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Sentinel Office for Printing Sealed proposals to Keep the County Hospital one year $7.50, To Notice to Juror $3.00, and Posters to Tax payers $3.50, be allowed Amounting in all to  $14.00.
    $40.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for work done on Assessment Roll as per order of State Board of Equalization be allowed Amounting to $40.00.
    $75.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Binger Hermann for making List of Lands entered in Jackson County be allowed Amounting to $75.00.
    In the matter of repairing the Jones Creek Bridge near Grants Pass,
    Now at this day appears before the Court Edward Lyon, who proposes to place the following repairs upon Said Bridge for the Sum of $160.00 to wit: The Said Edward Lyon to furnish new timbers for said bridge throughout; the timbers to be fir, Good and Sound: Five Stringers across the main Span 10x14 inches and 32 feet long; Eight end Stringers 10 by 14 inches of proper lengths, the bents and other timbers of same length and Size, and the bridge to be put upon Same place as the old bridge, Except the apron on the North West end which is to be 3 feet higher than the old bridge, railing full length, Same as on the Rock Point Bridge.
    The Said Edward Lyon to put said timber together and lay the flooring upon said bridge using the old lumber as far as Suitable and have said Bridge ready for traveling over by November the 1st 1873. Which proposition is accepted by the Court, and James Tuffs appointed to receive said bridge when completed according to said terms, and Certify the Same to this Court, upon which Certificate an order for $160.00 to be drawn on the County Treasurer in favor of said Edward Lyon.
    In the Matter of the Keeping of the County Hospital for one year from the 17th day of October 1873, Now at this day comes before the Court Manly Danforth, whose bid for Keeping the County Sick and poor for one year from Octr. 17th 1873 at $2000.00 was accepted upon yesterday. Also comes Dr. L. Danforth, and the Said Manly Danforth represents to the Court that he has assigned and transferred all his interest in said contract to said Dr. L. Danforth and prays the Court to accept said Dr. L. Danforth in his stead as party to Said Contract, and said Dr. L. Danforth Confirming Said representations and expressing his willingness to be substituted for Manly Danforth in all the rights and responsibilities of said Contract, And the Court being fully Satisfied with Such change of parties, It is therefore ordered that Said Dr. L. Danforth be accepted in Stead of Said Manly Danforth as a party to said Contract and that he enter into the agreement and give the bond for the keeping Said Hospital required heretofore of said Manly Danforth.
    And hereupon the Said Dr. L. Danforth Executes his agreement for Keeping Said Hospital which agreement is accepted and approved and also Executed by the Judge and Commissioners on behalf of the County,, which agreement is in the words and figures following, to wit:
Agreement and Bond
Between Dr. Lucius Danforth And the Board of County Commissioners
    Articles of agreement made and entered into by and between Dr. Lucius Danforth, Practicing Physician of the County of Jackson and State of Oregon, The party of the first part, and the Board of Count Commissioners of the County and State Aforesaid, the parties of the Second part, Witnesseth That the Said Dr. Lucius Danforth, in consideration of the agreement of the said parties of the Second part, hereinafter Set forth, do they hereby Covenant, promise and agree to and with the said parties of the Second part, that he, the said Dr. Lucius Danforth Shall and will at any and all times from the 17th day of October, A.D. 1873, until the 17th day of October, A.D. 1874, receive, maintain and Support all the Sick and disabled poor persons of said Jackson County, State of Oregon, who may need Medicines, or Medical or Surgical treatment and who are now a County Charge, or who hereafter may during Such Term above mentioned become Such, wherever in said County such person or persons may be, and that the said Dr. Lucius Danforth, shall and will do and perform, and bestow, provide and furnish for all of said Poor persons, good, wholesome food and Board, Comfortable Clothing, Suitable rooms and Lodging, and the washing, nursing, medical and Surgical attendance and medicines which may be necessary or Suitable for Such persons respectively, and that he will administer all needful Medicines to, and perform all requisite Surgical operations upon, and attend and treat all Such persons in the good, professional manner of a Skillful Physician and Surgeon and to Keep when there are any such Sick and disabled person or persons in a Suitable Hospital to be by him provided for that purpose. And a competent Steward or nurse to attend the Same.
    It is mutually agreed and understood by the parties hereto that this Contract includes and refers to the Support of Such poor persons being a County charge as do not need Medicines or medical or Surgical treatment or attendance as well as those who do. And it is further mutually understood and agreed by the parties hereunto that the Sick or disabled poor persons who need medicines or Medical or Surgical treatment or attendance to whom this Contract has reference are such as shall be designated by some disinterested person having a Knowledge of medicine and Surgery, who shall be appointed by the Said parties of the Second part to act as their agent in determining at any and all times what poor persons are lawfully entitled to relief from the County, and who of Such poor persons need medicines or Medical or Surgical treatment or attendance.
    And the said parties of the Second part in Consideration of the premises aforesaid, And for the further Consideration that the Said Lucius Danforth do properly execute the Bond hereto attached with Such Sureties as may be approved by the Clerk of the County Court, do Covenant, promise and agree to and with the Said Lucius Danforth to pay him the Sum of Two Thousand Dollars in four equal quarter yearly payments, that is to say the Sum of Five Hundred Dollars on the 17th day [of] January A.D. 1874 and the like Sum every three months thereafter until the Said Sum of $2000.00 be fully paid which payments are to be made and paid to the Said Lucius Danforth in County Orders to be drawn upon the County Treasurer of Said Jackson County, State of Oregon.
    In Witness whereof the Said parties have hereunto Set their hands and affixed their Seals at Jacksonville on the day and year in this agreement written, October 9th 1873.
Lucius Danforth
E. B. Watson, County Judge
M. H. Drake, Jacob Wagner, Commissioners
Attest P. Dunn, County Clerk
"Bond"
    Know all men by these presents that we, Dr. Lucius Danforth as principal, and Gustaf Karewski, as Surety, both of the County of Jackson and State of Oregon, are held and firmly bound unto the Board of County Commissioners of Jackson County, State of Oregon, in the Sum of Four thousand Dollars, Lawful Money of the United States, to be paid to the Said Board of County Commissioners or their Successors in Office, for which payment well and truly to be made we do bind ourselves, our heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns jointly and Severally firmly by these presents, Sealed with our Seals and dated this 9th day of October, A.D. 1873. The Condition of the above obligation is Such that if the Said Lucius Danforth do faithfully, well and truly and fully perform everything and things by him Covenanted, promised and agreed to be done or performed in a Certain Instrument in writing Executed between Said L. Danforth and Said Commissioners, October 9th 1873, then this obligation Shall be void and null, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue both in Law and in Equity.
Lucius Danforth (seal)
G. Karewski (seal)
    Now at this day, the Petition of J. W. Manning and Sixty-four other Petitioners praying for the opening of a certain part of the traveled road leading from Jacksonville to Sterlingville, near the Residence of John Weiss, this being at present closed. We would most respectfully ask the said road to be opened from the Fork of the Jacksonville and Applegate Road West of [the] J. Weise residence to an Oak tree on the Sterlingville Road marked "R." Said Tree is Six inches in diameter.
    And it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that said petition has been Signed by more than twelve House holders 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 by posting three Notices in the vicinity of the proposed road and one notice being posted on the office of the County Clerk. And that Hugh Johnston, one of the Petitioners, having filed his bond in the Sum of One Hundred Dollars with the County Clerk conditioned as the law requires with John Orth 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 to have a view and Survey of Said road as prayed for in the Petition, and for that purpose, R. S. Dunlap, Ole Gunnison & George Brown, Three Competent and disinterested House holders, be and they are hereby appointed viewers of Said Road, and that Wm. M. Turner, a Skillful Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor on said Road. And it is further ordered that Said Viewers and Surveyor meet at the Office of the County clerk of Said County on Saturday, October 18th, 1873, at 10 O'Clock in the morning and after being duly Qualified as by law required, they proceed to view and locate Said road as prayed for in the petition for the Same. And that Said viewers make their report in writing of such view and delivery 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, November 5th A.D. 1873.
    In the matter of the Petition of A. Z. Hammersley and 43 others praying for a County Road in Goose Lake Valley, Commencing at or near the boundary line between the States of Oregon and California, also on or near the boundary line of Goose Lake Valley, to connect with the Southern Oregon State Road, be and the Same is hereby adjourned over until the November Term of this Court next ensuing, for want of Proof of Posting Notices.
    In the matter of the Application of A. R. Hammersley and 42 others praying for a Road in Goose Lake Valley, Commencing at Point of Rocks on Military road West Side of Goose Lake Valley, to the State line near J. Robinett's Mill, be adjourned over until the November Term of this Court next ensuing.
    $36.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Wallace & Steckel for Lumber furnished by order of J. J. Nichols, Road Supervisor, be allowed Amounting to $36.50.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 8 O'clock.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



[October 10, 1873]
    The County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson met today pursuant to adjournment, Friday, October 10th A.D. 1873 (Sitting for the transaction of Civil business) at which were present,
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    In the matter of the Applegate Bridge, Now at this day comes on to be heard the report of C. C. Beekman and M. H. Drake, Commissioners heretofore appointed by the Court to Examine the said Bridge and report to the Court whether it had been constructed according to contract, and said Commissioners report verbally that said bridge has been Substantially built according to Contract, and in many particulars better than the Contract requires. And they also report that the Contractor, Thomas Mee, has done extra work on said bridge, which they say was necessary and ought to be paid for. And Said Commissioners accordingly recommend that Said Bridge be received. And the Court being Satisfied that said report is in all things correct and Just.
    It is therefore ordered that Said bridge be received and that a County order be drawn in favor of said Thomas Mee for the balance of the Contract price, to wit: $850.00 and for $120.00 for Extra work and Materials Expended on Said Bridge, amounting in all to the sum of $970.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that Thomas Mee be and he is hereby appointed Supervisor of Road District No. 19 to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Samuel Taylor, late Supervisor of said District, said appointment to Continue in force until the February Term of the County Court, A.D. 1874.
    And the Court thereupon adjourned without day.
E. B. Watson
    County Judge



[November 5, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular Term of the County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson, begun and held at the Court House in said County, on Wednesday, November the 5th, A.D. 1873, Sitting for the transaction of County business, at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
M. H. Drake, Jacob Wagner, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Sums Set opposite their respective names for Services as Judges of Election at the October Special Election, for Representative to Congress,
  Lyman Chappell $2.00 Ben. Haymond $2.00
N. B. Wright 2.00 L. J. White 2.00
John Cantrall 2.00 Samuel Rush 2.00
Andrew Trustee 2.00 A. J. Cook 2.00
Wm. C. Holmes 2.00 Chauncey Nye 2.00
L. N. Browning 2.00 Asher D. Heald 2.00
R. H. Dunlap 2.00 J. P. Tuffs 2.00
G. W. Anderson 2.00 H. H. Magruder 2.00
Abram Tenbrook 2.00 Wm. Kahler 2.00
C. C. Beekman 4.00 Ben F. Wade 2.00
Silas J. Day 4.00 Joseph Satterfield 2.00
James R. Wade 4.00 William Wilson 2.00
Samuel D. Whitman 2.00 H. T. Severance 2.00
Joseph Langell 2.00 Baldwin Sills 2.00
N. L. Goodwin 2.00 B. F. Dunlap 2.00
James H. Hudson 2.00 C. Magruder 2.00
A. M. Poe 2.00 Thos. F. Beall 2.00
William Angle 2.00 Wm. H. Merriman 2.00
N. C. Dean 2.00 Samuel Furry 2.00
John W. McKay 2.00 George H. Lynch 2.00
D. E. Morse 2.00 C. K. Allen 2.00
Henry R. Brown 2.00 A. K. Williams 2.00
J. M. Black 2.00 Wm. P. Hillis 2.00
Levi Tinkham 2.00 H. M. Chapin 2.00
J. M. McCall 2.00 Thomas Mee 2.00
Thomas Smith 2.00 A. W. Wooldridge 2.00
Daniel Walker 2.00 John O'Brien 2.00
Clerks of Election
  Z. Cameron 2.00 Geo. L. Todd 2.00
Wm. Cameron 2.00 E. Dimick 2.00
William Bryce 2.00 Thos. B. Kent 2.00
John M. Roberts 2.00 J. W. Hays 2.00
Wm. S. Pierce 2.00 Isaac Skeeters 2.00
James F. Moore 2.00 A. J. Wilcox 2.00
Solomon Sachs 4.00 B. Elmore 2.00
John A. Boyer 4.00 Seth Hall 2.00
S. W. Kilgore 2.00 John Howell 2.00
Simpson Wilson 2.00 W. Beeson 2.00
Wade P. Martin 2.00 James W. Simpson 2.00
W. H. Roberts 2.00 Joseph Clift 2.00
J. W. Baker 2.00 A. V. Gillette 2.00
D. F. Fisher 2.00 James R. Tozer 2.00
B. F. Miller 2.00 Miles S. Wakeman 2.00
A. E. Schieffelin 2.00 Stephen H. Beers 2.00
R. A. Cook 2.00 James W. Mee 2.00
Silas Draper 2.00 John Slagle 2.00
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts set opposite their Respective names for Services as Messengers of Election for October Election 1873.
  Z. Cameron Union Town 20 miles 2.00
J. M. McCall Ashland 34 miles 3.40
Levi Tinkham Little Butte 29 miles 2.90
N. C. Dean Willow Springs 12 miles 1.20
John A. Boyer Jacksonville   2 miles .20
William Wilson Table Rock 36 miles 3.60
Thomas F. Beall Manzanita 12 miles 1.20
Benjamin Haymond Rock Point 27 miles 2.70
H. M. Chapin Pleasant Creek 70 miles 7.00
George H. Lynch Eden 18 miles 1.80
William Bryce Leland 90 miles 9.00
James P. Tuffs Grants Pass 56 miles 5.60
A. M. Poe Link River 160 miles 16.00
Chauncey Nye Foots Creek 42 miles 4.20
Thomas Mee Applegate 30 miles 3.00
Silas Kilgore Lost River 230 miles 23.00
Abram Tenbrook Goose Lake 450 miles 45.00
B. F. Dunlap Big Butte 60 miles 6.00
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Neil, District Attorney, for Preliminary Examination of Manering in Justice's Court, be allowed, Amounting to $5.00.
    $3.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James R. Wade, Justice of the Peace, for 1 day's Services in Canvassing Election Returns be allowed Amounting to $3.00.
    $80.55.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for Services rendered for the County for the month of October, 1873, be allowed, Amounting to $80.00.
    $103.08.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Jailer's fees & Board $70.00, Board of Chinaman for 31 days ending Oct. 31st 26.58, for Arrest and Commitment & Board of M. Wirtz, insane 5.50, and Tobacco for Prisoner 1.00, be allowed amounting in all to the Sum of $103.08.
     $7.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for one day's attendance on County Court 5.00 and Serving Notice on Coroner to hold inquest be allowed Amounting in all to $7.00.
    $2.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of the Brockman Boys for Sawing and Splitting wood for the Jail be allowed, Amounting to $2.50.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of J. R. Neil, District Attorney, for fees in Conducting the Examination of August Walters, charged with intent to Kill, be allowed, Amounting to $5.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts Set opposite their Respective names for fees in Justice's Court in the case of the State of Oregon vs. John Williams:
  Ira Arrasmith 1 day & mileage $1.70
Sally (Indian Woman) 1 day & mileage 1.90
Emmy (Indian Woman) 1 day & mileage 1.90
Albert Johnson Interpreter 1.50
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts Set opposite their respective names as Witnesses in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Chinaman "Keeole" charged with Larceny.
  Charles Shultz 1 day 1.50
Ernest Caro Interpreter 1.50
    $7.90.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Max Muller For Messenger & Conveying property of the unknown person found Dead near Spencer's Mill 79 miles be allowed Amounting to $7.90.
    $3.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James P. McDaniel, Marshal, for Arresting Chinaman Keeole and Attendance in Justice's Court and Committing Prisoner to Jail be allowed Amounting to $3.00.
    $7.25.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of John Bilger for Castings and Freight on Same for Applegate Bridge be allowed amounting to $7.25.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of A. Price for Team going to Inquest near Spencer's Saw Mill and bringing the remains to Linkville for burial be allowed Amounting to $10.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the amounts set opposite their respective names for Services on Inquest on the remains and burial of a Dead person found near the Saw mill of H. Spencer in Jackson County, Oregon
  N. Stephenson, J.P., for holding Inquest and burial Expenses $20.50
H. Spencer Services as Juror 1.00
Wm. M. Whitney Services as Juror & Mileage 1.00
I. P. Chandler Services as Juror & Mileage 2.00
O. T. Brown Services as Juror & Mileage 2.00
Wm. Angle Services as Juror & Mileage 2.70
A. Price Services as Juror & Mileage 2.70
    $11.10.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James H. Hudson, Constable, for Summoning Jury on Inquest on the remains of a Dead person found near the Saw mill of H. Spencer, in Jackson County, Oregon, be allowed Amounting to $11.10.
    $20.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Peter Boschey for delivering Flag Staff by order of Sheriff Amounting to $25.00 be disallowed and the Sum of $20.00 allowed for the Same.
    (Disallowed).  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Southwick Isham for House rent for holding Elections amounting to $15.00 be disallowed.
    (Disallowed).  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of J. C. Belt, M.D. for attendance on one J. C. Parker from the 30th October to the 2nd of November inclusive at $10.00 per day amounting to $40.00 be disallowed.
    $5.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Peter Boschey for Hauling Saw dust in to the Court House by order of Sheriff be allowed Amounting to $5.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Sums set opposite their respective names for fees in the case of the State of Oregon vs. August Walters, charged with the intent to murder (In Justice's Court):
  E. DePeatt Justice's fees $18.55
John Q. Latta Constable fees 11.20
J. C. Slagle for Conveying prisoner to Jail 8.00
Burtis Oatman Witness fees 1.50
C. B. Watson 1.50
Dr. J. H. Chitwood Witness fees 1.50
Wm. Adams Witness fees 1.50
Dr. J. C. Belt Witness fees 1.50
R. B. Hatton Witness fees 1.50
      Now at this day Comes on to be heard the Record of Equalization of the Assessment of Jackson County, Oregon for the year 1873, as corrected by the State Board of Equalization of the State of Oregon, by which it is ordered that Ten (10) percent be added to the Assessment on Agricultural Lands Excepting those of the Oregon Central Military Road Wagon [sic] Company, making said Assessment $796,254, also add 300 percent to the Assessment of the Western Union Telegraph Company making Said Assessment $5,600. Also add (27) percent to the Assessment on Horses, making said Assessment $274,763. Also add 25 percent to the assessment on Sheep, making said Assessment $53,372 and add 18 percent to the Assessment on Swine, making said Assessment $21,729.
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that the respective percentages above named be added to the Assessments of Jackson County as above ordered.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the amounts set opposite their respective names for Services in Holding an Inquest on the Body of J. C. Parker, a Dead person, held at Ashland on the 3rd day of November 1873, as follows:
  Dr. J. N. Bell Coroner's fees $20.90
Elias Miller Juror fees 1.20
H. W. Clayton Juror fees 1.20
B. F. Reeser Juror fees 1.20
John Slagle Juror fees 1.20
Samuel Watt Juror fees 1.20
Jacob Slagle Juror fees 1.20
Witnesses
Dr. Chitwood Medical Witness 1.70
Dr. Belt Medical Witness 2.90
Henry Taylor Witness 1.70
B. Oatman Witness 1.70
R. B. Hatton Witness 1.70
Jasper Houck Witness 1.70
John Q. Latta Constable 3.65
Burial Expenses
William Stephens Making Coffin 12.00
R. J. Hammond Digging Grave 5.00
R. T. Baldwin Conveying Corpse to grave 5.00
    (Disallowed).  It is further ordered that the bill of Jasper Houck, as Hotel bill for Deceased amounting to $30.00, be disallowed.
    In the matter of the Petition for a road through the Lands of J. H. Miller, adjourned until the December Term of this Court for Report of viewers on Same.
    In the matter of the application for a Road in Goose Lake Valley, by order of the Court adjourned over until the Dec. Term of this Court.
    In the matter of the Application of James C. Tolman for a Ferry License on Klamath River, Dismissed by order of the Court for want of presentation.
    $3.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of U. S. Hayden, Town Recorder & Ex Officio Justice of the Peace, for one day attendance in Canvassing Election returns, for October 1873 Special election be allowed Amounting to $3.00.
    $11.88.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Sachs Bros. for Burial Clothes for John Williams, a County Charge, be allowed, amounting to $11.88.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
Edward B. Watson
    County Judge



[November 6, 1873]
    The County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson met today pursuant to adjournment Thursday, November 6th 1873, Sitting for the transaction of County business, at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
M. H. Drake, Commissioner
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Now at this day the Report of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and locate a County Road from the residence of John Weiss to the Sterlingville Road comes on to be heard, which report is in the words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon,
    The undersigned viewers appointed by your Honorable body at your October Session to view and report upon the reopening of the old road from the Residence of John Weiss to the Sterlingville road, beg leave to report as follows:
    After being duly qualified according to law we in company with Wm. M. Turner, Surveyor, repaired to the place designated in the petition near the residence of John Weiss, and then proceeded to view and measure Said road from a stake in the road near the residence of the Said John Weiss, then viewing South ¾º West, 21 chains and 16 links to a Stake in the road leading from third Street South of the residence of P. Fehely thence to the Oak tree named in the Petition and we recommend that the road be reopened as Surveyed. All of which is respectfully submitted,
R. S. Dunlap
Ole C. Gunnison
George Brown
    Viewers
    And the said report having been publicly read on two different days of the present Session of this Court, to wit: the first time yesterday and the Second time this day, And the Court having fully considered said report and being of the opinion that said proposed road will be of great public utility, And there being no remonstrance to said report, or petition for damages or for a review filed, 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 Plat and Survey of said road be recorded and that henceforth the said road be and is hereby declared to be a public highway and the Supervisor through whose district said road passes are ordered to open and Keep the Same in good repair.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following persons be allowed the Amounts Set opposite their respective names for Services rendered in viewing and Surveying a portion of a County Road near the residence of John Weiss, as follows:
  Wm. M. Turner Surveyor 1 day $4.00
R. S. Dunlap Viewer 1 day 2.00
Ole C. Gunnison Viewer 1 day 2.00
George Brown Viewer 1 day 2.00
    $7.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of C. C. Beekman for Expenses paid on trip to Applegate to Examine Bridge be allowed Amounting to $7.00.
    $55.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of C. C. Beekman for money advanced to McKenzie, a County Charge, by order of the County Court, be allowed, Amounting to $55.50.
    $8.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of M. H. Drake for one day Examining Applegate Bridge $4.00 and one day Examining Rock Point Bridge 4.00 be allowed Amounting in all to $8.00.
    In the matter of the bill presented by Thos. Gaston and George W. Cappious for Burial of M. A. Elder be postponed until the December Term of this Court next ensuing.
    And the Court adjourned until Saturday morning Nov. 8th 1873 at 10 O'Clock A.M.
Edwd. B. Watson
    County Judge



[November 8, 1873]
    The County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson met today pursuant to adjournment, Saturday, November 8th 1873 for the transaction of County business at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
M. H. Drake, Jacob Wagner, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Now comes on to be heard the proposition of D. H. & Carrie Sexton, by their Attorney, James D. Fay, as to Submitting the facts of the Controversy between said parties and Jackson County in regard to the Rock Point Bridge to the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for said County at its next Session without Suit, and the Court, having fully Considered the premises, it is ordered that Said proposition be rejected.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
Edwd. B. Watson
    County Judge



[December 3, 1873]
    Be it remembered that at a regular Term of the County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson, begun and held at the Court House in Said County on Wednesday, December 3rd 1873, (Sitting for the transaction of County business) at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
P. Dunn, County Clerk
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts Set opposite their respective names for Services as jurors at the November Term 1873 of the Circuit Court:
  Grand Jurors Days Miles
Bartlett Obenchain 5 12 $11.20
Wm. C. Lacey 5   6 10.60
M. D. Sturgis 5 20 12.00
Richard Collins 5 60 16.00
Lyman Chappell 5 20 12.00
Wm. Cameron 5 20 12.00
Jacob Grossman 5   8 10.80
Trial Jurors
Benjamin Mench 8 72 23.20
Hiram Farlow 8 34 19.40
Wm. B. Kincaid 8 18 17.80
F. M. Plymale 5 14 11.40
Rial Benedict 20 2.60
Merritt Bellinger 8   4 16.40
Milo Caton 8   2 16.20
John A. Grieve 8 18 17.80
C. C. Beekman 8   2 16.20
Peter Britt 8   2 16.20
R. C. Armstrong 8   6 16.60
Henry S. Emery 8 34 19.40
James W. Crutcher 8   2 16.20
W. C. Meyer 8 32 19.20
Samuel Hall 8  2 16.20
A. M. Berry 7   2 14.20
Herman Helms 7   2 14.20
S. Arrasmith 7   2 14.20
John A. Boyer 7   2 14.20
E. Jacobs 7   2 14.20
George Brown 6   2 12.20
John Noland 7   2 14.20
Henry Klippel 7   2 14.20
C. W. Savage 7   2 14.20
Daniel Cronemiller 7   2 14.20
John Cardwell 40 4.00
Abram Bish 20 2.00
Wm. P. Hillis 60 6.00
William Bybee 1   2 2.20
Wm. J. Gregory 1   2 2.20
Tobias L. Linksweiler 1   2 2.20
Thomas F. Beall 2 12 5.20
Isaac Skeeters 2 14 5.40
Frank Town 2 16 5.40
John R. Tice 2   6 4.60
John Lacey 2   6 4.60
Thomas Brown 1   2 2.20
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts Set opposite their respective names for fees in the case of the State of Oregon vs. August Walters, Indicted for Murder in the 2nd degree.
  P. Dunn, Clerk's fees $28.55
T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff's fees 27.50
Witnesses for State
R. B. Hatton 9.40
Dr. Belt 6.20
Jno. Q. Latta 9.40
Burtis Oatman 11.40
Ed DePeatt 11.40
James Woodson 7.40
D. S. Buick 10.80
Dr. Chitwood   11.40
$77.40
Witnesses for Deft.
Dr. Belt 2.20
John Slagle 11.40
G. Schumpf 2.20
Peter Boschey 2.20
Silas J. Day 2.20
Joseph Wetterer 2.20
Dr. Danforth 2.20
H. H. Taylor 5.40
F. Luy 2.20
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts set opposite their respective names for fees in the Case of the State of Oregon vs. Keeole (Chinaman) Indicted for Larceny:
  Clerk's fees $17.55
Sheriff's fees on Subpoenas 7.40
Witnesses for State
Mrs. Cohn 2.20
E. Jackson 2.20
J. P. McDaniel 2.20
Long Chow, Interpreter at trial & when sentenced     4.40
$35.95
    $25.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of J. H. Stinson for Attorney's fees in the case of D. H. & Carrie Sexton vs. Jackson County, be allowed, Amounting to $25.00.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts set opposite their respective names for fees in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Chas. & Amos Cogswell, on Indict. for wanton Injury to personal property be allowed Amounting as follows:
  P. Dunn, Clerk's fees $11.60
T. T. McKenzie, Shff. fees on Bench Warrant 5.25
    $25.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Oregon Sentinel Office for Printing done for County per order of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, as per bill on file, be allowed Amounting to $25.50.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the amounts set opposite their respective names for fees & Mileage and Witnesses in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Chas. & Amos Cogswell, Indicted for assault with a dangerous weapon.
  P. Dunn Clerk's fees $16.70
T. T. McKenzie Shff's. fees Bench Warrant & Sub. 113.00
Dr. Smith Witness fees & mileage 55.00
Robt. Tenbrook Witness fees & mileage 55.00
John McDaniel Witness fees & mileage 55.00
E. Hereford Witness fees & mileage 55.00
John A. Moon Witness fees & mileage 55.00
Mrs. E. McDaniel Witness fees & mileage 55.00
Amos Cogswell Witness fees & mileage 55.00
E. C. Mason Witness fees & mileage 55.80
L. G. Torrence Witness fees & mileage 55.80
B. F. Lewis Witness fees & mileage 56.00
Thomas Colvin Witness fees & mileage 56.80
Frank Lewis Witness fees & mileage 56.00
J. F. Moore Witness fees & mileage 55.00
Luther Smith Witness fees & mileage 55.00
Mrs. Smith Witness fees & mileage     55.00
$961.00
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts set opposite their respective names as Witnesses before Grand Jury, November Term 1873:
  Days Miles
Alvin Cardwell 4   2 $8.20
G. W. Hamlin 5 12 11.20
Q. N. Anderson Sr. 1 12 3.20
Q. N. Anderson jr. 2 16 5.60
N. C. Dean 5 12 11.20
Wm. Armpriest 3 58 11.80
James Hamlin 4 12 9.20
J. P. McDaniel 1   2 2.20
Wm. Kahler 2 60 10.00
John Avery 2   2 4.20
Stephen Booth 1   2 2.20
Mrs. Cohn 1   2 2.20
E. Jackson (Colored) 1   2 2.20
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Sums Set opposite their respective names for fees and Witness fees in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Wm. K. Ish.
  P. Dunn Clerk's fees $20.40
T. T. McKenzie Sheriff's fees 13.80
Witness fees
  James D. Fay 4.20 Henry Pape 2.20
Jacob Ish 4.60 Sol Sachs 2.20
Thos. F. Beall 5.20 David Linn 2.20
Haskel Amy 5.40 David Cronemiller 2.20
Robison Wright 4.20 Horace L. Ish 2.60
N. Langell 2.20 Alex Martin 2.20
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts Set opposite their respective names for fees in the Case of the State of Oregon vs. Jesse Houck, Indictment for selling Liquor without License.
  P. Dunn Clerk's fees $13.75
T. T. McKenzie on Warrant & Subpoenas 13.15
R. B. Hatton Witness 5.40
John Q. Latta Witness 5.40
Pat Dunn Witness 2.20
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts set opposite their respective names for fees in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Jasper Houck, Second Indictment for Selling Liquor without License.
  P. Dunn Clerk's fees $5.85
T. T. McKenzie Shff. on Subpoenas 13.60
T. B. Hatton Witness for state 5.40
John Q. Latta Witness for state 4.00
    $61.10.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, Clerk's fees in Circuit Court November Term A.D. 1873 be allowed, amounting to $61.10.
    $14.11.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Samuel J. Steckel for 1176 feet of Bridge Lumber per order of J. C. Weiss, Supervisor of Road District No. 13, be allowed Amounting to $14.11.
    $40.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Robert Banister for 10 Cords of wood delivered for Clerk & Sheriff's Offices be allowed Amounting to $40.00.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of James Parkua for Sawing 10 Cords of wood for Clerk's & Sheriff's Offices be allowed Amounting to $10.00.
    $75.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for 15 days attendance on Circuit Court be allowed, Amounting to $75.00.
    $23.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of A. L. Bancroft & Co. for 2 Blank County order Books $11.00 and 1 Sheriff's Receipt Book $9.00, Expressage on Same $3.00, be allowed, Amounting in all to $23.00.
    $1.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Peter Boschey for one day's attendance as a Witness on the Examination of John Blattner, an insane person, be allowed Amounting to $1.50.
    $44.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Conrad Mingus for 11 Cords of wood delivered to Jail & Judge Prim's office be allowed Amounting to $44.00.
    $25.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Thomas Gaston & G. W. Cappious for Burial Expenses of M. A. Elder, a County Charge, including coffin, Digging Grave and burial of said M. A. Elder, be allowed, Amounting to $25.00.
    $21.63.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Robb & Kahler for Stationery for County and Medicines for the use of prisoners in Jail be allowed, Amounting to $21.63.
    $10.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of A. Fisher for 1 Pair of Blankets by order of T. T. McKenzie, Shff., for use of Prisoners in Jail be allowed, Amounting to $10.00.
    $12.25.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for fees on Warrant of Arrest for Indian Bill, Issued out of Justice's Court be allowed Amounting to $12.25.
    It is ordered by the Court that the following named persons be allowed the Amounts set opposite their respective names for fees in the case of the State of Oregon vs. John B. Montgomery on Examination and arrest, in Justice's Court, William Kahler, Justice's fees and Expense in Keeping prisoner and Board & Telegraph Dispatch $12.90, W. E. Kahler, Special Constable fees $1.60, Benjamin Baird Constable fees $12.90.
    $35.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Serving Venire to fill regular Jury panel at November 1873 Term of Circuit Court and Attending prisoners in Court and Committing prisoners to Jail be allowed, amounting to $35.50.
    $120.72.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for attendance on Co. Court, Jailer's fees, & Board of Prisoners for Nov. 1873 and for cleaning Court house as per bill on file be allowed Amounting to $120.72.
    $50.10.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of T. T. McKenzie, Sheriff, for Serving Subpoenas on Witnesses to appear before grand Jury Nov. Term be allowed Amounting to $50.10.
    Now at this day comes on to be heard the Petition of J. R. Hammersley and 41 others pray[ing] for the location of a County Road in Goose Lake Valley, Commencing at a point of Rocks on the Military road, west side of Goose Lake Valley, running thence Eastwardly, crossing Cottonwood Creek near the forks to Eagle Point on the East side of Said Valley thence South passing near the residence of W. T. Lowry to State Line at or near J. Robinett's flouring Mill.
    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 of presenting Such petition at the September term of this Court, and that a Sufficient Bond had been filed with the County Clerk Conditioned as by law required. Signed by Abram Tenbrook, T.W. Colvin & Joseph Robinett for the Sum of Two Hundred Dollars, which Bond is accepted & approved.
    It is therefore Considered by the Court that the prayer of the petitioners be granted so far as to have a view and Survey of said proposed road, and for that purpose, James Fitzgerald, Abram Tenbrook & Charles Broback, Three Competent and disinterested Householders of the County, be and they are hereby appointed viewers of said road, and E.C. Mason, a Competent Surveyor, be and he is hereby appointed Surveyor of said Road, and that the said Viewers and Surveyor Meet at the office [of] Thomas Mulholland, Esqr., Notary Public, and after being duly qualified that they proceed to view and locate Said road as prayed for in said petition on the 20th day of December 1873 or on their failing to meet on said day then within five days thereafter.
    And the viewers or a majority of them shall make and sign a report in writing in favor of or against the establishment of such road and set forth their reasons for the same, which report, together with the plat and survey of said road Shall be delivered by one of the viewers to the County Clerk on or before the Second day of the Session of the County Court then next ensuing.
    In the matter of the Petition of Samuel J. Steckel and 20 others praying for the Location of a County Road, commencing at a Red Knoll on the upper Flat on [the] East Side of Pleasant Creek about half a mile above the residence of H. M. Chapin running down on a line of the old road to the upper Crossing of Pleasant Creek thence Down on the west side of said Creek to the nearest and best crossing of Ditch Creek, thence to what is Known as the Ryan place, thence to the farm of W. Burke thence on the best route to the Farm of Mrs. Hopwood, thence to the Farm of P. Degman and John George, running on the West Side of said Farms, thence through what is Known as Evans Creek Canyon to the sawmill of S. J. Steckel, thence crossing Fielder Creek near its mouth, thence running between the Farm of F. Ragsdale and Evans Creek, thence down said Creek and intersecting the Stage Road near the West end of Evans Creek Bridge.
    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 has been given of the intention of presenting such petition at the present term of this Court, and that a sufficient Bond has been filed with the County Clerk Conditioned as by law required. Signed by Charles Williams for the Sum of One hundred dollars which bond is accepted and approved by the Court. It is therefore considered by the Court that the prayer of the petitioners be granted So far as to have a view and survey of said road. And for that purpose H. M. Chapin, Samuel Rush and James Hopwood, three Competent and disinterested Householders of Said County are hereby appointed viewers of Said proposed Road and James S. Howard, a Skillful and Competent Survey[or] be and he is hereby appointed Survey[or] on the Same and that the Said Viewers and Surveyor meet at the Office of C. Schieffelin on Tuesday, December 16th 1873, or on their failing to meet on said day then within five days thereafter and after being duly Qualified you proceed to view and locate Said road as prayed for in Said petition.
    And the viewers or a majority of them shall make and sign a report in writing stating their opinions in favor of or against the establishment of said Road, and set forth their reasons for the Same, which report together with the Plat and survey of said road shall be delivered to the County Clerk on or before the Second day of the next Session of this Court.
    In the matter of the Petition of A. Z. Hammersley and 43 others praying for a Road in Goose Lake Valley be dismissed for proof of Notice & Bond.
    In the matter of the Petition of Henry R. Brown now comes on to be heard praying for an order of the County Court authorizing the said petitioner to place gates on the Road leading from Peter Simon's to Lundy's ford and the Court having fully Considered the matter, refused to grant said petition for want of Jurisdiction.
    In the matter of the application of Charles Blair for Liquor License in the Precinct of Linkville came on to be heard, and it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court from the notice presented that Said application should have been made at the November Term 1873 of this Court, It is therefore ordered that said License be not granted on the ground of not being presented at the proper Term of Court.
    In the matter of the application of George Whitmore, heretofore filed pray[ing] for a License to sell Spirituous Liquors in less quantities than one Quart in the Precinct of Link River and in the Town of Linkville, came on to be heard. And it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court that said applicant has presented a petition signed by 18 persons, residents and Legal voters of said precinct, and the[re] being no remonstrance to the same, and it also appearing that due notice of the presentation of said petition at this Term of Court had been publicly posted in Said precinct more than ten days prior to the presentation of the same in accordance with law, and the said Applicant having filed his Bond as required by law, which Bond is accepted and approved by the Court, and the said applicant having deposited with the County Treasurer the Sum of Fifty Dollars which is Evidenced by the County Treasurer's receipt for the same, It is therefore ordered by the Court that License Issue to said George Whitmore dating from the 5th day of November, A.D. 1873 for six months from said date.
    And the Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 O'Clock.
Edwd. B. Watson
    County Judge



[December 4, 1873]
    The County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson met today pursuant to adjournment (Sitting for the transaction of County business) December 4th 1873 at which were present
Hon. E. B. Watson, County Judge
Jacob Wagner, M. H. Drake, Commissioners
    When the following proceedings were had, to wit:
    Now at this day comes on to be heard and determined the report of the viewers heretofore appointed to view and locate a portion of the County Road leading from a point on the Jacksonville and Linkville Road to the State line came on to be heard, Which is in the words and figures following, to wit:
    To the Honorable County Court of Jackson County, State of Oregon,
    We, the undersigned viewers appointed by your Honorable Court, after being duly qualified according to law, proceeded to view the Change of road leading from the Linkville and Yreka Wagon road, beginning at a point distant from the Six mile post forty chains and fourteen links, thence running in a South Westerly course to the State Line to near a point Known as the "hole in the ground." We consider Said route practicable for a good Wagon road and recommend that said route be established.
W. H. Miller
N. D. Stearns
Charles Trafton
    Viewers
    Linkville, Oregon
        October 23rd 1873
    It is therefore ordered by the Court that the prayer of the Petitioners be granted and that said road be declared a public highway and that the old Road be vacated from a point on said road about midway between the six and Seven mile post. And it is further ordered that the report of the viewers and survey together with the Plat of said road be Recorded.
    $10.50.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Dr. L. Danforth for Medical Attendance on Prisoners in Jail be allowed amounting to $10.50.
    $15.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of Democratic Times for Publishing Notice to Taxpayers three weeks be allowed Amounting to $15.00.
    $1.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of W.U. Telegraph Company for Telegraphic Dispatches be allowed Amounting to $1.00.
    $236.35.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of P. Dunn, County Clerk, for work for County for November 1873 and for making additions to the Assessment Roll by order of County Court and making assessment Roll for Sheriff be allowed as per bill on file Amounting to $236.35.
    $3.00.  It is ordered by the Court that the bill of John Miller for Opening Jail Door and for making new Key be allowed Amounting to $3.00.
    Now at this day comes on to be heard the petition of Jasper Houck for License to sell Spirituous Liquors in less Quantities than one Quart in the Town of Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon, whereupon Comes the Citizens of the Said Town and Precinct of Ashland and files a remonstrance to the same and the Court having fully Considered the matter, refuses to grant said License until a satisfactory showing be made that the names on the petition were obtained after the notices were posted, also that all the persons whose names are on said petition were when their Signatures thereto were obtained Legal voters of Ashland precinct.
    And it is further ordered that the same proof be required from the persons presenting the aforesaid remonstrance.
    And the Court adjourned without day.
Edwd. B. Watson
    County Judge





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