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The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised


Jackson County News: 1878




    Captain O. C. Applegate has retired from the Ashland Tidings, J. M. Sutton, who established the paper, returns to editorial charge.
"News Items," The New Northwest, Portland, June 21, 1878, page 2


    J. M. Sutton again greets the readers of the Ashland Tidings as its editor. He returns to the post after a year and a half of painful illness, fully restored in health. The Tidings is regarded as a local necessity by the people of Southern Oregon, and we trust a prosperous future is before it.

The New Northwest, Portland, June 28, 1878, page 2


    Old Schonchin, chief of the Modocs, was among the Indians that came into Ashland from the Klamath reservation after supplies a short time since. He was during the early Modoc war a terror to the whites, but since he made his "mark" to the treaty of 1864, has been their unswerving friend.
"News Items," The New Northwest, Portland, June 28, 1878, page 2


    Captain O. C. Applegate, late of the Ashland Tidings, has gone to Lake County to treat with the Indians.
    The heaviest wagonload of freight ever brought into Jackson County was brought from Redding to Ashland last week. It weighed 10,864 pounds.
"News Items," The New Northwest, Portland, July 5, 1878, page 2


    Mrs. Colonel Maury, one of the earliest residents of Jackson County, died at Jacksonville last week.
"News Items," The New Northwest, Portland, September 5, 1878, page 2


    SHOOTING AFFRAY.--A young Kearneyite arrived here from California last week, and getting into a row with a Chinaman, while perambulating through Chinatown drew a pistol and fired at one of the Mongolians, but without taking effect. Marshal Helms and Deputy Sheriff Seybert arrested him and entered a charge of an assault with a dangerous weapon. Recorder Hayden fined him $10 and costs, and not having the bullion with which to liquidate is now boarding it out at the calaboose.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, October 23, 1878, page 4



     J. M. Sutton, of the Ashland Tidings, Oregon, died at that place last Monday. He was an early settler in Rogue River Valley, having arrived there in 1852.
"Pacific Coast Items," Sacramento Daily Record-Union, October 31, 1878, page 2


    The city fathers of Ashland are about to prohibit the appearance of boys on the streets after 7 o'clock.
"News Items," The New Northwest, Portland, December 26, 1878, page 2





Last revised August 31, 2018