The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised

Jackson County News: 1874

The Fire at Jacksonville, O.
    The following is a list of losers by the fire and the amount of losses as far as can now be obtained: Wolters' saloon, fixtures and personal effects, $2,000; Kreutzer's bakery and stock, $1,500; E. Jacobs' grain, flour, etc., $700; Cohn, clothing and dry goods, $2,000; Drum, groceries, $400; Wm. Boyer, grocer, about $3,000; Schumpf's barber shop and fixtures, $500; A. Fisher & Bro., general merchandise and building, $28,000; Judge & Nunan, saddlers, $2,000; Solomon, general merchandise, $8,000; Langell, buildings and shoemaker's stock, $700; Pape's saloon, fixtures and stock, $500; Coleman buildings, about $1,000; Ben Sachs' notions and variety goods, $500; John Orth, damage to building, $500; Schultz' building, about $2,000; McManus & Owens' building, $1,500; John Bilger, damage to building, $500; David Linn, damage to building, $3,00; C. C. Beekman, damage by removal, $250; P. J. Ryan, building destroyed, $1,000; amounting in all to $59,550. Probably there were other losses not now ascertained, to swell the grand total to between $60,000 and $65,000. Of this there is only known to have been insured; A. Fisher & Bro., $10,000; Judge & Nunan, fully insured, $2,000; L. Solomon, $3,000; Coleman, $5,000; Ben. Sachs, $500, fully insured; John Orth, $500, fully insured; John Bilger, $500, fully insured; making a total insurance of $17,000, and cutting the probable actual loss down to $45,000. The persons arrested on suspicion of incendiarism have been discharged from custody, as nothing could be found against them.
Sacramento Daily Union, April 15, 1874, page 2

    Last Saturday night week, the denizens of Kanaka Flat, a suburb of Jacksonville, had a lively row, which resulted in the shooting of the negro wood chopper, Jackson, and his subsequent death. The coroner's inquest showed that the deceased, Jackson, came to his death on Kanaka Flat, Jackson County, on Sept. 12th, by means of a rifle ball supposed to have been fired by Geo. Ephraim. The last seen of Eph. he was taking a beeline for California at double-quick time.
"Pacific Coasters," Albany Democrat, Albany, Oregon, September 25, 1874, page 2

To the Editor of the New Northwest:
    I am yet strong in the faith--my principles do not wane, but as each new development of the fundamental truths, which constitute the broad basis of universal equality is brought to light by the progress of events, I see the necessity of the friends of Human Rights rallying around the lodestone of liberty--Woman Suffrage. Milk-and-water neophytes are not wanted. We want those who are strong in the faith, who will remain with us in the hour of peril, and fight the common enemy of civilization--the anti-Suffragists. Their German silver promises and galvanized threats will never aid in the dissemination of the doctrines proclaimed by a Jefferson, and since advocated by the first thinkers of the nation. The advocates of Human Rights have sounded the fog-whistle in the political night, and the lighthouse of Woman Suffrage throws the light of freedom over the sea of politics. Day is breaking. Yours,
Ashland, Dec. 10, 1874.
The New Northwest, Portland, December 25, 1874, page 1

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