The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised

Jackson County News: 1864

    DRUM & MARTIN, of Jacksonville, Oregon, lately purchased of Glenn & Wilson, of Sacramento, a Maltese jack, which cost, delivered, $2,250. The Intelligencer (a copperhead paper) says that Jack "saluted his friends and acquaintances." The copperhead vote will increase slightly in that vicinity.
Marysville Daily Appeal, Marysville, California, January 3, 1864, page 2

    OREGON TELEGRAPH LINE.--Supt. Whittlesey started his force yesterday morning to mend the breaks in the Oregon line to Jacksonville. It is expected that within a week that town will be in telegraphic communication with the rest of the world.
The Semi-Weekly Union, Yreka, California, January 9, 1864, page 3

    FOUND DEAD.--A man by the name of Michael Arity was found near his residence on the north side of Rogue River, about two miles above the Dardanelles, with his neck broke and several injuries as if kicked by a horse. Eggs were scattered along for some distance towards his house from where his body was found. From every appearance he had been dead for several days. He was a bachelor living on a claim at the mouth of Sams Creek. The supposition is he was riding an unruly horse that threw him, breaking his neck and kicking him.--Jacksonville Intelligencer.
Morning Oregonian, Portland, January 11, 1864, page 2

    DEAD.--Lem Pruitt, a noted character, well known in this county, died at Jacksonville, Oregon a short time ago, from the effect of a pistol shot which he received in a scrimmage with one Dick Collins several weeks ago at that place. Pruitt was a bad man. He caused the death of several men in his time, and finished his own career at the hand of a fellow man.

The Semi-Weekly Union, Yreka, California, January 13, 1864, page 2

In a Terrible Way.
    The radicals in California are in a terrible stew just now. Quite a number of small matters have transpired recently to stir up their bile. The fact of the matter is, things are going wrong with them, and the editors of all the abolition papers in the state are doing their best to keep their public servants pure, but they find it an uphill job. In the first place, Adjutant Drum sent his official patronage to the Marysville Express and the Jacksonville Intelligencer, two of the bitterest Copperhead papers on this coast. Secondly, the loyal judges of the new Supreme Court so far forgot themselves, their position, their love of country, and their oaths of office, as to appoint Mr. Barrett, a man who threw a few dollars of patronage into Beriah Brown's hands, to the important position of Supreme Court Secretary. Brown is a Copperhead traitor, they say. Thirdly, that truly loyal Marylander, Hon. O. C. Pratt, who was one of McConnell's, as well as Breckinridge's, strongest supporters, has appointed one O'Doherty, a vile Copperhead, as Reporter of the Twelfth District Court of San Francisco. Gentlemen, you shouldn't ought to have done so. Your loyalty is now doubted, and there is no rest for you until you resign the position to which you have been elevated by the simon pure Union men of the state. But we are inclined to the opinion that neither Judge Pratt nor the Supreme Judges will resign their places at the beck and nod of such men as the editor of the Appeal and a few others we could name.
Red Bluff Beacon, January 13, 1864, page 4

    H. W. STOW, A. J. Stow and James Stow, says the Jacksonville Intelligencer, have been arrested and held to bail in the sum of $400 each, for their appearance at the February term of the circuit court for that county, to answer a charge of assault with intent to murder J. W. Collins at class-meeting on the 27th ult. Collins is the son-in-law of P. W., and brother-in-law of A. J. and James Stow.
Marysville Daily Appeal, Marysville, California, January 21, 1864, page 2

The Telegraph.
    We have a short dispatch this morning, containing later news than that brought by the Oregon. There is a significant item in the report of the Democratic caucus at Washington; the resolution denouncing the proclamation of Mr. Lincoln as inexpedient, revolutionary and unconstitutional is probably the great plank in the Democratic platform for this year. Much good may it do the Northern rebels who made it! Of course, they will think anything inexpedient which hurts their Southern allies, revolutionary, which disturbs their treasonable designs, and unconstitutional which increases and intensifies the power of the government. On the authority of Mr. Bassett, the faithful operator at Yreka, we are glad to be able to report that the telegraph will be completed to Jacksonville in a few days, and through to Salem by the middle or last of February. Till then our readers will please to possess their souls in patience, though we confess that for ourselves, while editing a daily paper, we are quite impatient for some means of obtaining news oftener than once in ten days, as we now do by steamer.
Oregonian, Portland, January 21, 1864, page 2

    Superintendent Whittlesy has started a force from Yreka to mend the breaks in the Oregon telegraph line, and finish the line to Jacksonville.
Placer Herald, Auburn, California, January 23, 1864, page 2

Opening of the Northern Telegraph.
    The following is a copy of the first dispatch ever transmitted telegraphically between the states of California and Oregon:
    January 22nd, 1864, 4 p.m.
    To James Gamble, Superintendent, San Francisco--The line was completed to this place yesterday morning. Will be ready to receive business tomorrow. Please send tariff. Weather bad; roads very muddy.
    On the other side, the line is in operation from Portland to Salem, and it is the purpose of the company to supply the intervening space in a short time. This will place Marysville in direct telegraphic communication with Portland.
Marysville Daily Appeal, Marysville, California, January 23, 1864, page 3

    TELEGRAPH.--On Thursday the telegraph line was finished to this place, and an office established. Mr. Whittlesey furnished us with the first dispatch that came over the wires. It is our intention to obtain the latest dispatches and publish extras, and condense them for the weekly issues. This will enable the subscribers of the Intelligencer to dispense with dailies that are now taken. We hope to be able to furnish all the latest news.

Oregon Intelligencer, Jacksonville, January 23, 1864, page 3

    SICKNESS.--The Oregon Intelligencer, printed at Jacksonville, Jackson County, says of the health in that community:
    At no time since the country has been settled has it been so sickly as at the present. Influenza, colds and scarlet fever have prevailed to an alarming extent. A favorable change which has taken place in the weather, it is hoped, will add much to restoring the health of the country.
Marysville Daily Appeal, Marysville, California, January 24, 1864, page 2

    TELEGRAPH EXTENSION.--We congratulate our brethren of the press at Jacksonville, Oregon, that they are now enabled to receive the news daily by lightning dispatch. No California paper can now compete with them or injure their local business with extras, as heretofore superintendent Whittlesey is pushing forward his end of the line, and Portland will soon receive telegraph congratulations from the South.

The Semi-Weekly Union, Yreka, California, January 27, 1864, page 2

Jacksonville and the Telegraph.
    The progress of improvements follow in close proximity with civilization within the last twenty years. The question of joint occupancy between Great Britain and the United States has been settled, and the state of Oregon admitted into the union of states with all the rights of other states; within that period California has been acquired by treaty, and, with all her wealth added to the Union; Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Arizona Territories have been organized, and will soon knock at the door of the Union for admission. The steady march of civilization has been onward at a rapid pace on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains, and along the Pacific Coast. Jacksonville, our present location, has not been to exceed twelve years. In November 1855 we issued the first newspaper at this place printed in Southern Oregon. At that time we had to depend upon cayuse mail facilities as often as once in two weeks, but oftener it so happened that we received and dispatched a mail once in two months. Since that time our beautiful valley has been settled up by the steady, industrious farmer, and is fast being placed in a state of high cultivation, and all the supplies necessary to the surrounding mining country produced and afforded at remarkable cheap prices. Our mail facilities have progressed from semi-monthly to daily, and instead of cayuse horses, by stage, which offers advantages along the line and throughout the country. A railroad line from Marysville to Portland has been surveyed and located through our town; a telegraph line completed thus far, and an office established, which last improvement connects us by lightning with a considerable portion of the civilized world. In proof that San Francisco is not so far from Jacksonville but that it may probably become of some importance we give the following.
H. P. Coon,
    Mayor of San Francisco, Cal.
    Jacksonville greets San Francisco. May the linked lightning, which has so recently connected California and Oregon together, draw closer the hands of friendship and amity between the sister states of the Pacific, and prove the harbinger of a new era of prosperity for this coast.
H. Klippel,
    Pres't. of the Corporation of Jacksonville
San Francisco, Jan. 23, '64, 5:20 p.m.
    H. Klippel,
        Pres't. of the Corporation of Jacksonville.
    San Francisco returns the cordial greeting of Jacksonville, and joins with fervent sympathy in the friendly and patriotic sentiments of your telegram.
H. P. Coon,
    Mayor of San Francisco.
Oregon Intelligencer, Jacksonville, January 30, 1864, page 2

    The first message ever transmitted telegraphically between California and Oregon was received at the telegraph office in this city Jan. 22, by Mr. Craddock, the manager, directly from Jacksonville, to which point the line of the California State Telegraph Company has just been completed.--Marysville Express.
Placer Herald,
Auburn, California, January 30, 1864, page 1

    THAT ADVERTISEMENT.--For the purpose once [and] for all we say, Gen. Wright, Gen. Drum, nor no other man ever sent to the Oregon Intelligencer a military order to be published, by authority, or any other way, nor was the order referred to copied into the Intelligencer from the Marysville Express. It was taken from the Sacramento Union and published by us as a matter of news and information, particularly for this locality, as there was an office opened at this place for the enlistment of volunteers, and we thought that the more general was the circulation of the order, the better would the people be informed of what amount of bounty they would receive.
    The above, from the Jacksonville Intelligencer, fully exonerates Adjutant General Drum from all the censure which was heaped upon him. We are very glad that there was no just cause for it so far as that paper is concerned, and are also glad that it published the order as it was better and more patriotic reading matter than sometimes fills its columns.
Morning Oregonian, Portland, February 13, 1864, page 2

Telegraph to Eugene City, Oregon.
EUGENE CITY (Oregon), February 14th.
    (Via Telegraph Camp, 63 miles north of Jacksonville, February 17th.)
    The Oregon line is working to this place, 120 miles south of Portland. A message from San Francisco now reaches Portland in three days.
    The weather throughout the state is fine--highly favorable to its business and agricultural interests.
Sacramento Daily Union, February 18, 1864, page 3

    TO BE SHOT.--Francis Ely, of Company A, Oregon Cavalry, has been condemned to be shot for desertion. He deserted "from post," last summer while his company were out with Col. Maury on the plains, and was captured the following day. He was formerly from Sailor Diggings, Josephine County, Oregon. He is now confined at the guardhouse at Fort Walla Walla. The approval by Gen. Wright of the sentence of the court martial condemning Ely says the sentence of the court will be executed under the direction of the commanding officer of the post on the 2nd Friday after the receipt of the order, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The execution will therefore occur on Friday next.

Washington Statesman, Walla Walla, February 27, 1864, page 3

    MURDER OF MRS. LONG.--The following from the Oregon Intelligencer gives the particulars of the murder of Mrs. Long, reported by a telegram a few days ago:
    Mrs. Margaret Long, widow of George Long, deceased, was most foully murdered, at her residence on Applegate, in this county, on Thursday afternoon of this week. We are indebted to Sheriff Hyde, who has been to the scene of the murder, for the following information in reference to it: The house occupied by the deceased is prominently located close by the main Applegate road. At 1 o'clock of Thursday a German and a Chinaman, working on the farm for the widow, went to work in a field but a short distance from the house, but obscured from it by a small hill. They finished their work and returned to the house at 4 o'clock. On entering the door, which they found open, they were appalled at beholding the unfortunate victim of this hellish deed lying upon the floor, and bathed in blood, and with her head apparently almost severed from her body. Horrified at the sight, they started for assistance. A messenger arrived in this place on Thursday evening, and Sheriff Hyde immediately started for the house; but he has been unable to get the least clue as to who is the murderer. The body was found upon the floor, with two terrible cuts from a knife--one a deep cut extending from the left ear across the throat, and the other commencing at the throat and extending down on and laying bare the breastbone.
Marysville Daily Appeal, Marysville, California, March 5, 1864, page 1

    JACKSONVILLE, Feb. 25.--Mrs. Geo. Long, a widow lady living on Applegate, about ten miles from this place, on the Crescent City road, was murdered this afternoon about three o'clock. A messenger has just arrived, after officers; he states the lady to be fifty years old; her throat was cut from ear to ear; the house robbed of several hundred dollars and a quantity of jewelry.
"By the Oregon Telegraph Line," Oregon Statesman, Salem, March 7, 1864, page 3

    FROM CRESCENT CITY.--W. C. Ransom arrived on Sunday with his teams, being the first arrival from Crescent City over the wagon road this spring. He found no snow, and reports the road as being in comparatively good order. He also reports matters in a very thriving condition at the Low Divide copper mines.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, March 19, 1864, page 7

    ENTERING OF A NEW LIFE.--President Lincoln, in his message, says "the nation is entering upon a new life." This must be the case if at all, for he has killed the Constitution and the liberties of the people as dead as a mackerel, throttled the states and taken their rights from them, and massacred about one million of citizens. If he continues as he has been, all will have to enter upon a new life soon, and give up the ghost.--Oregon Intelligencer.
Sonoma Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, March 19, 1864, page 2

    Jacksonville, March 18.--The man heretofore suspected of having committed the murder perpetrated some time since on Mrs. Long has placed himself in custody and demands a trial. He can prove his innocence. It is generally believed that he is innocent. He is familiarly known by the name of "Buckskin."
"Telegraphic Dispatches," Daily Mountaineer, The Dalles, March 20, 1864, page 4

    Rev. Father Blanchet informs us that he hopes to soon have organized at this place a good school for girls and young ladies, under the direction of the Sisters of Charity.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, March 26, 1864, page 7

    Two hundred pack mules, destined for Boise and Owyhee, passed through Jacksonville within two weeks preceding the 19th inst.
"Domestic Items," Oregon Statesman, Salem, March 28, 1864, page 3

    FUNERAL.--On yesterday the remains of Mrs. Sachs and child, of Jacksonville, Oregon, arrived in town on their way to San Francisco. Mrs. Sachs had only been married eleven months, and at her request her remains were conveyed by her husband to San Francisco to be laid beside other relatives in that place.
Red Bluff Independent, March 31, 1864, page 2

    In Jacksonville, Oregon, March 23rd, ELIZA, wife of Lippman Sachs, aged 18 years and 4 months.
Sacramento Daily Union, April 4, 1864, page 2

    Oregon is on the eve of an election, and the Democratic Copperocracy is bestirring. The Jacksonville Intelligencer, a Copperhead paper of no small pretensions, is anxious that the party shall show its true colors, and, in its own language, "not adopt any two-faced declaration of policy or principle." The Intelligencer is an out-and-out organ of Jeff. Davis, and makes no effort to disguise the truth. It says:
    "The party, in this and the neighboring county of Josephine has already declared in favor of an early and honorable peace. The Democracy in other counties have declared the same views, and we trust that these sentiments will be incorporated in the party platforms in such a manner as to unite and cement the Democracy, and ensure peace at the earliest possible period that it can be done in an honorable and constitutional manner. The Democracy in this portion of Oregon do not wish the adoption of any two-faced declaration of policy or principle. They desire to meet the issues presented by the enemy fairly and squarely, without subterfuge, evasion or equivocation. And they have arrived at the conclusion that the time has come when the momentous issues, involving the fate of the nation, which we will be called to act upon, should discard entirely from our councils and policy all claptrap and subterfuge, all principles which face every point of the compass, and--deceive no one. We do not desire to win a victory by flying false colors, and a defeat under such circumstances would be attended not only with humiliation but disgrace."
    "An honorable peace," obtained by treating with rebels, who have declared a thousand times, and through every channel of communication, that they would treat only on terms of separation--eternal separation. The South seceding for the establishment of an independent government are fighting for that and nothing else, and the Copperheads propose to treat with them. What for? To agree upon terms of settlement--the lines of territorial boundaries, terms of trade as established between all foreign countries, stipulations and agreements as to the arrest and confinement of fugitive slaves who escape into the United States, claims for personal damages growing out of the war, etc., etc. They have no sectional pride about the contest. They are willing to admit that the North is "coerced" instead of the South. That the federal government is a tame and weak old granny and impotent of self-defense or ability to assert her rights or punish her enemies. All this comes under the head of "honorable peace," as defined in the Copperhead dictionary.
    We are sorry to see such exhibitions of pusillanimousness in the Northern and free states. But we are thankful to know but few Northern-born citizens, of prominence and ability, are willing to admit themselves slaves of the Secessionists. The proposition of the Intelligencer comes from one of the native-born friends of Jeff. Davis, who has strayed away from the land of his birth. Being among us under such circumstances, it is not so surprising that his affections should be with the Secessionists. Under the stale plea of "Democracy," he would create a division in the North in aid of his old friend Jeff. But what is the most surprising is the fact that Northern men are led astray by the influence of these secret agents of the Southern Confederacy. That men can be so blind seems inexplicable. We  must attribute their course more to party prejudice and ignorance than to rebel sentiments. It can hardly be possible that the freeman of the North, educated to the enjoyment of a Republican government, can become an out-and-out Secessionist at heart. We must be more liberal in our sentiments than to charge premeditated traitorism upon the mass of the Democracy. We will be charitable enough to believe that the bone and sinew of the Democracy are not disloyal, but neglectfully and stubbornly blind to the teachings of the day. Surrounded as they are by southern-born Secessionists, whose every heart-throb is for the final success of the rebellion and the perpetuation of Negro slavery, they are misled and deceived. The prominent leaders of the party, in every county in this state, as well as in Oregon, being of this class, it is almost impossible for the honest and humble members of the Democratic Party to go clear of them and their influence. It is almost a matter of necessity with them that they accept Secession leaders, or go without leadership. Many of their present leaders were in the van in former days when the country was at peace, and their influence and hold upon them is hard to be shaken off. But the honest loyal Democrats should notice one important and significant fact in this connection. It speaks louder than words or Democratic resolutions and platforms. "Democratic" leaders have increased in numbers since the inauguration of the war of rebellion, while Democratic voters have lately decreased. How is this? Plain enough to the intelligent and loyal man. The Southern-born prominent men in the North, old Whigs and Know Nothings, have all joined the "Democratic Party," because it is disloyal and friendly to Jeff. Davis Democracy at the South. While this additional leadership has been drawn to the party by the magnet of Slavery and the sectional feeling engendered by the war, the loyal voters in the body of the party have been withdrawing, resulting in reducing the party from a great majority to a small minority. Honest Democrats who would be  loyal should notice this fact because it is important and significant. When we find all the Southern men in the so-called Democratic Party of 1864, it is not by accident but design and choice, and the fact converts the party into a Southern-sectional organization. Let Northern Democrats ponder over this fact, and examine the company they are in.
Marysville Daily Appeal, Marysville, California, April 8, 1864, page 2

    Morris Mensor, at Jacksonville, had his house burned up on Monday evening, 28th ult., together with his furniture, clothing, family presents, jewelry, &c. Mr. Mensor had but bare time to get the children out of bed and house, when the building was all in flames. Loss, about $6,000.
"Domestic Items," Oregon Statesman, Salem, April 11, 1864, page 3

Academy for Young Ladies,

    This institution will be conducted by the Sisters of Jesus and Mary, and will be situated in the healthy and accessible town of Jacksonville. The plan of education will embrace the various branches of instruction usually taught in the most approved seminaries or academies. Its aim will be to form young ladies to science and virtue, to accustom them to early habits of order and economy, and to cultivate in them those qualities which render virtue both amiable and attractive. The most conscientious and unremitting attention will be given to the advancement of the pupils in the principles and practice of Christian virtue, as well as to their intellectual improvement. Particular care shall be directed toward the promotion of refinement of manners, and the constant maintenance of a polite and amiable deportment. The discipline shall be kind and parental, and the Sisters will use every endeavor to secure the health, comfort and happiness of those entrusted to their charge. Scrupulous attention will be paid to the personal neatness of the pupils. Pupils of any religious denomination shall be received. It is not in the plan of the Sisters to interfere with the religion of the pupils, except with the Catholics. The Academy will be under the direction of an Order that has attained at French Prairie, at Salem and especially at Portland a widespread celebrity as teachers; then, it will not be wonderful that it shall be well patronized, nor that the advantages there enjoyed by pupils shall be appreciated by so many parents outside of the Catholic community. All the different denominations bear testimony to the bright character of the institution, and point to the influence it has already exercised on the manners and morals of the community, and the greater influence it is destined to exercise hereafter, an influence which will not end with the present, but affect generations yet to come. If we want to have fruits in our garden, we plant and cultivate fruitful trees; in like manner, if we desire to see in this part of Oregon and in the vicinity, the happy results of such an institution as the Sisters' Academy, we must establish it and support it; for this purpose, we have only to consult our charity and generosity. The education of a multitude of children; the care of the sick; the distribution of assistance to the poor; in a word, all the treasures of Christian charity are distributed with open hands, but with intelligence, by the Sisters of Charity. Nothing, consequently, deserves more encouragement; nothing is more worthy of our patronage and protection than this charitable institution. The example of our brethren of every religious denomination, who, on similar occasions, at Salem, at French Prairie and at Portland, seem to be actuated with uncommon zeal, should excite in us a holy emulation, to exercise our humanity and testify our charity to the establishment of the Academy.
    Trusting to the past liberality shown to us, a collection shall be started for the purpose of purchasing a convenient ground, and building a comfortable house for the Sisters School.
F. X. BLANCHET, Pastor.
    St. Joseph of Jacksonville.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, April 16, 1864, page 8

WASHINGTON, March 16, 1864.
How a Man May Cut His Own Head Off.
    In a former part of this correspondence it was said that Henry Denlinger had been appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for the District of Oregon--and so he had; but as he has since been so foolish as to cut his own head off, and as it is only a matter of justice that both sides of a story shall be heard, I append herewith a letter to Denlinger aforesaid, from Senator Nesmith of Oregon, which tells the whole story:
WASHINGTON, March 15, 1864.
    Henry Denlinger, Jacksonville, Oregon--Sir: In view of some recent occurrences here, personal to yourself, I regard it as proper that I should address you. Some time since, at the instance of McBride, you were nominated by the President to the office of Collector of Internal Revenue for the state of Oregon. When your nomination came to the Senate it was, as is usual in such cases, referred to the Committee on Finance. The chairman of that committee called upon Harding and myself for an opinion, on the propriety of the appointment. We stated that from what we knew of you we believed that you should be confirmed; and, in pursuance of our recommendation, you were confirmed--we both voting for you. Three days after you were confirmed, and just as your commission was about being mailed to you, your paper of the 30th of January was received here, and the attention of Harding and myself was called to an article in the editorial columns headed "Oregon Senators." I showed the article to several Senators, and a resolution was passed requesting the President to return the nomination to the Senate, which was done, and at the succeeding session I had the article in your paper read at the Secretary's desk, whereupon your confirmation was reconsidered and unanimously rejected by the Senate.
    Notwithstanding the long continued and often repeated assaults in your paper, charging Harding and myself with a want of loyalty to the government, we were not disposed to resent what you may, probably, have been so misled or misinformed, as to regard as a just and fair criticism upon our official acts; when, however, you permitted your assaults to degenerate into a low and scurrilous attack upon my private character, I thought that the time had arrived when such charges should be met. The clear and unmistakable import of your article referred to was that I had appeared in the Senate in a state of intoxication and made a disloyal speech. I submitted your criticisms upon my fidelity to the government, as well as upon my personal habits, to the decision of the Senators with whom I have been in daily intercourse for more than three years, and who had heard all that I had uttered in the Senate; they repudiate your charges and come to the conclusion, as one of them stated, that "a man who would write and publish so gross, so false and unfounded a slander, was unfit to hold any position under the government."
    Whilst I regret that the circumstances alluded to have occurred, I am satisfied that candid and unprejudiced men, who respect their own character, and the character of others, will sanction my action in the premises.
    To the above it is almost superfluous for your correspondent to add anything, but I could not help saying that the Oregon editor must have meant our unfortunate McDougall when he penned his slander upon Nesmith, for the sketch in the Oregon Sentinel might have fitted the California Jack-in-boots, but it was as far from the truth concerning Nesmith as it would have been if written concerning virtuous A. Lincoln himself.
Sacramento Daily Union, April 16, 1864, page 1

    STYLE IN OREGON.--A correspondent of the Oregon Sentinel having written that Douglas warned the people against the intrigues of Copperheads, the Intelligencer (Copperhead) thus replies in the pure Saxon of the party:
    You lying, slanderous puppy, Douglas said no such thing; and you wish to put treasonable language in the mouth of a great and noble friend of the Constitution which you detest as much as the devil does the receipt of Christ. You never can approach the honored Douglas as near as T'Vault does; you are a midnight assassin, and dare not show your name and face in open day.
Sacramento Daily Union, April 16, 1864, page 2

    Henry Denlinger, late publisher of the Jacksonville Sentinel, has been appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for the District of Oregon, in place of L. W. Coe, resigned.
"Domestic Items," Oregon Statesman, Salem, April 18, 1864, page 3

    NOT A POOR MAN IN TOWN.--The Oregon Sentinel says: We have been going up and down town for the last week, vainly endeavoring to find a poor man in Jacksonville. It "can't be did." Since the late astonishing discoveries in silver and copper in these parts, we do not think that a man can be found who is not actually or prospectively (especially prospectively) wealthy in silver or copper "feet." But laying all jokes aside, it is hardly to be doubted but that J. R. Pool and others have really discovered a valuable silver lead on the mountain between the forks of Jackson Creek, not more than a mile and a half from Jacksonville. Some tests have been made, and both gold and silver is declared to be present in the rock. Samples have been sent to San Francisco for assay. We hope it may prove all that the discoverers desire.
San Mateo County Gazette, Redwood City, California, April 22, 1864, page 2

    Archbishop Blanchet is in Southern Oregon, endeavoring to raise means for the establishment at Jacksonville of an academy for young ladies, to be under the direction of the Sisters.
Oregon Statesman, Salem, May 2, 1864, page 3

Jackson County Resolutions.
    The following resolutions were adopted at the Union Jackson County Convention, at Jacksonville April 30th: These resolutions meet our full approbation. When a little leisure allows us to do so, we propose to refer more at length to one or two of them:
    Resolved, That we, the delegated representatives of the Union men of Jackson County, state of Oregon, in convention assembled, in the discharge of the duty we owe to our constituents and our country, unite in the following declaration:
    1. That we endorse the resolutions passed by the Union State Convention held at Albany, on the 30th of March, 1864, fully and unreservedly, and we will cordially support all its nominations.
    2. We favor the doctrine of instruction to be the right of the people to make known to their representatives their wants and wishes on all questions, whether political or local, and this convention declares the local wants and interests of this section of the state to be as follows:
    3. That the military post known as "Fort Lane" and the Indian reservation known as the Table Rock Reservation having ever since 1855 [sic] been abandoned, and are not again to be used for the purposes for which they were set apart, the Indian title to the land included in the reservation should be extinguished, and brought into market, subject to the preemption and other laws of the United States, securing the right of the settlers; and also that the settlers, whose improvements were made prior to the location of the reservation included in the same, and dispossessed by the authorities, should be indemnified by the general government.
    4. That it is the duty of the federal government and in accordance with its practice in similar cases, that the claims of those who purchased supplies and rendered service to the expedition commanded by Captain Jesse Walker, fitted out in this county by order of the governor of Oregon to aid and protect the emigrants in the year 1854, should be paid by the federal government.
    5. Southern Oregon being without navigable rivers to aid intercommunication and commerce, its need for good wagon roads is greater than other sections of the state; therefore, we ask our delegation in Congress to procure a liberal appropriation for the location and construction of a good military wagon road from Jacksonville to the emigrant road leading from Salt Lake to California.
    6. We hereby instruct the nominees of this convention to advocate the principles declared in the foregoing and the Albany Union resolutions.
    7. That the secretary of this convention furnish copies of these resolutions to our delegation in Congress, and we earnestly solicit our Representatives and Senators in Congress to use their best exertions to procure the necessary means to carry these several objects into effect.
Morning Oregonian, Portland, May 5, 1864, page 2

    A MURDERER PUNISHED.--The following facts have been related to us by Mr. Geo. H. Woodman concerning a desperado who was shot at Eel River about the 10th of last month. He went by the name of Williams, though his real name was H. Burton, and he came to Mendocino County some two years ago. He was accused of stealing in some of the southern counties of California about three years ago $1,650 from a Mr. Ward, and fled with it to parts unknown. Ward some time ago moved to Eel River, and recognized Williams, and related the above circumstance, which coming to the knowledge of Williams, he confided to a man named Maynard his intention "to put Ward out of the way," who informed the latter to put him on his guard. In revenge Williams killed Maynard last January, and threw his body into Eel River, and then gathered up his stock and fled to Oregon. He was pursued by three men, who did not succeed in overtaking him. He heard of the fact, and threatened their lives. In April he returned to Eel River and stopped at a neighbor's, stating his intention to kill these men. He had a camp in the bush, living with an Indian woman, and remained hid there for a number of days, watching an opportunity to get a shot at them. They, learning of his presence, determined to arrest him and bring him to justice. At an appointed time they secretly approached his hiding place. Williams, on seeing them, raised his rifle to shoot, when one of the party was too quick for him and shot him through the body. He started to run, when another of the party fired and shot him dead.
    While staying in the brush, he confided to the neighbor from whom he got his "grub" that he had killed a woman in Oregon, was arrested and escaped, and had traveled of nights, laying by in the day, until he arrived at his old place of habitation. His face and hands were badly scratched, as he stated, traveling through the chaparral in the dark.
    On searching his camp, a gold watch and a couple of gold bracelets were found, which it is supposed belonged to the woman he had murdered and robbed in Oregon. These may be obtained by addressing Geo. H. Woodman, Long Valley, Mendocino County, and proving property. Oregon papers by copying this may be able to authenticate the truth of this story. Williams was about five feet ten inches high, stout built, dark complexion, with very large, full eyes.--Napa Reporter, May 7.
    A few months ago, a Mrs. Applegate [presumably Mrs. Long, of Applegate] was mysteriously murdered near Jacksonville, Oregon. The above named is probably the murderer.
Marysville Daily Appeal, Marysville, California, May 11, 1864, page 1

    OREGON ELECTION.--We are informed that the Blacks ["Black Republicans"] in Jackson County, Oregon have been routed and put to flight. All the opposing candidates were elected. Up to this time we have not been able to obtain any news from the state at large. Doubtless other counties besides Jackson have thrown off the abolition burden. The administration of a corrupt party is passing away. The people first create reform at their local elections. They will reach the head of all the offending by and by.

The Semi-Weekly Union, Yreka, California, June 11, 1864, page 2

    HUNG IN EFFIGY.--By late advices from Fort Klamath, we learn that the indignation of the soldiers at Colonels Ross and Drew reached such a pitch that they actually hung Ross in effigy. [See contradicting article of July 16, below.] We are glad to see these brave boys express their contempt for Copperhead officers so decisively. Being thoroughly loyal and true to the Union themselves, they feel mortified at being compelled to submit to the leadership of secessionists. They can see, too, easily enough that it was Drew that removed the last man of them from this county prior to the election, in order that their votes could not be polled for the Union county ticket here. No wonder that they feel justly indignant.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, June 18, 1864, page 2

Honor to the Brave Boys of Co. "C."

    June 11th, 1864.
    Ed. Sentinel: Having seen no communications in your paper from this paper for some time, I thought that the relation of a few things that have transpired here within the last few days might be of interest to the readers of the Sentinel.
    The election passed off quietly, and out of ninety votes there was but one secesh vote cast, and that was by Col. J. E. Ross, who was here in government employ as guide and interpreter. The boys did not mind his voting as he did, but when the news of the Copperhead triumph in your county reached here, he exhibited his joy by bursting into a loud and boisterous hurrah, the company determined that, if there was any regard for their feelings, the nuisance to them should be abated by removal. Accordingly, within an hour, Col. Drew was handed a petition, signed by the whole company, requesting the immediate dismissal of Ross from government employ. This was a stunner to both Colonels Drew and Ross. Col. Drew tried to argue the boys out of it, and said the expedition would have to stop if Ross was discharged, but the boys were firm, and the portly satellite must take his departure. He no doubt will find sympathy among his coppery friends in Jacksonville.
    Times are quite lively here now. We were paid off a few days since, and greenbacks are circulating freely. The steam sawmill has commenced operations, and the sound of the mechanic's hammer, mingled with the notes of the bugle, the clang of sabers, and the tramp of horses, gives things an air of thrift and life, after our long and monotonous winter. The weather is quite cool, and overcoats are comfortable.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, June 18, 1864, page 7

    JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON.--"It seems that victory perches upon the Union banner everywhere in Oregon except in Jackson County, Southern Oregon, which has given the Copperheads 50 majority. The Sentinel charges the defeat to the influence of aid and comfort afforded the rebels and Copperheads by Col. Drew. The secesh of Siskiyou are also great admirers of the Colonel, but, alas, the Copperhead Colonel has no influence here, even if he does advertise for Copperhead bids to supply Fort Klamath. Drew wants to divide his favors with the Copperhead and secession press, and has given the Siskiyou vilifier of the Administration a benefit. If a man is judged by the society he keeps, Drew must be a secessionist, for he is very thick with them on his visits to Yreka, and seems to shun Union men. The secesh here get very hostile about Union men doubting Colonel Drew's loyalty, but then that is nothing new--they feel equally indignant about calling Jeff Davis disloyal."--Yreka Journal.
    The Journal, on the assertion of another about as truthful as itself, willfully or ignorantly publishes an untruth. It is well known that there was a split in the abolition party of Jackson County immediately after the Oregon Republican state convention, and there were numerous "soreheads" who would not be comforted. The Sentinel, if it will admit the truth, knows this. Feigned or real ignorance alone prevents the Journal from acknowledging it. An Independent ticket was run in Jackson County, and doubtless Democrats voted it, as the party made no nominations. The Journal says Colonel Drew must be a secessionist "for he is very thick with them on his visits to Yreka, and seems to shun Union men." Doubtless if Col. Drew, when it became necessary for him to visit Yreka on business, would immediately hunt up that pink of intelligence and good breeding, the Journal
man, closet himself with the sapient hombre, disclose all his plans and ask his advice as to whom he should drink with, what hotel he should put up at, the Colonel would no doubt be a "good Union man." It is well known that the abolition organ of Southern Oregon has carried on a relentless war against those in charge of this military department. That Colonel Drew has been exonerated, after a full investigation, from all the charges preferred against him; that it is through his advice and the concurrence of General Wright we now have a military post established at Klamath Lake for the protection of emigration and immigration. In all the newspaper discussion of this important question and the necessity of protecting our northeastern frontier by the establishment of military posts, not one single paragraph, so far as we can now recollect, has ever appeared in the Journal favoring the proposition. If we are wrong in this that paper can easily correct us by hunting up its record on the subject. As to the Journal's assertion that we are a "vilifier of the Administration," it is simply a falsehood. We have strenuously opposed its unconstitutional and detrimental conduct of affairs, giving it due credit for what good it has done, and shall continue to do so, the Journal and its kind, nolens volens.
The Semi-Weekly Union, Yreka, California, June 18, 1864, page 2

    MRS. LLOYD MAGRUDER with her family left town yesterday morning, says the Jacksonville Intelligencer of June 25th, on her way to her old home at Marysville, California. She has, as might be expected a melancholy appearance; the loss of her husband, and the manner he was disposed of, is not only sad to think of but heartrending to civilization.
Marysville Daily Appeal, Marysville, California, July 2, 1864, page 3

    OSSIAN E. DODGE and WILLIAM HAYWARD were at Yreka, Cal. May 24, Forks of Humbug (whew! what a name!) 25th, Hawkinsville 26th, and Cottonwood 27th, which wound up for the present their travels in California. May 28th they were at Gassburg, Oregon, and May 30th at Jacksonville, en route for Portland.
    WILLIAM HAYWARD, the balladist, is making both fame and fortune in the golden land of California. The Union, published at Yreka, speaks of this young gentleman as follows:--"The songs of Mr. Hayward were rendered in that perfect expression of language which makes every word understood by his audience. We cannot better express our opinion of Mr. Hayward's singing than by using the language of another, that we have not heard everybody sing, but Hayward has the sweetest voice, and is the best singer we have ever heard."
"Miscellaneous," New York Clipper, July 9, 1864, page 103

    Capt. Kelly requests us to contradict the report that Col. Ross, or any other man, was hung in effigy by the soldiers at Fort Klamath.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, July 16, 1864, page 2

    STILL LIVES.--The Yreka Union jubilated over the supposed death of the Jacksonville (Oregon) Sentinel, at which that paper answers in manner and form to wit:
    "But he (the Union) will find that the Sentinel still lives, and will live for the support of Abraham Lincoln and Andy Johnson. Dead! 'nary time!' It has but shook itself from its indebtedness, and breathes with life freer and more vigorous than ever. It will still keep step to the music of the Union, and support the Administration in its efforts to crush out this wanton and unholy rebellion. You need not imbibe more than a gallon of Confederate whiskey, Mr. Union, over the death of the Sentinel. Your rejoicings are based on the supposed fact that a Union paper is dead. We thought you claimed to be Union? If this paper should die, the sterling Union men of Southern Oregon would soon supply its place with another."
Red Bluff Independent, July 21, 1864, page 3

    RAID ON FORT KLAMATH.--Judge Prim, J. T. Glenn, W. H. S. Hyde, J. D. Fay and John Steers started yesterday for Fort Klamath on a rusticating tour.
    May the spirit of hilarity, as it Steers them o'er each hill and Glenn, not Hyde its "Prim face among the lilies" like the culprit Fay, should mishap befall them on their way.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, July 23, 1864, page 3  This may have been strictly an elaborate pun, and not an actual excursion.

    JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON.--It seems that victory perches upon the Union banner everywhere in Oregon, except in Jackson County, Southern Oregon, which has given the Copperheads about 50 majority. The Sentinel charges the defeat to the influence of aid and comfort afforded the rebels and Copperheads by Col. Drew. The secesh of Siskiyou are also great admirers of the Colonel, but alas, the Copperhead Colonel has no influence here, even if he does advertise for Copperhead bids to supply Fort Klamath. Drew wants to divide his favors with the Copperhead and secession press, and has given the Siskiyou vilifier of the Administration a benefit. If a man is judged by the society he keeps, Drew must be a secessionist, for he is very thick with them on his visits to Yreka, and seems to shun Union men. The secesh here get rather hostile about Union men doubting Colonel Drew's loyalty, but then that is nothing new--they feel equally indignant about calling Jeff. Davis disloyal.--Yreka Journal.
Oregon State Journal, Eugene, July 23, 1864, page 1

    FROM JACKSONVILLE.--The Intelligencer of Saturday says that on Thursday a red-whiskered hombre calling himself W. C. Hitchcock ran away with the wife and children of W. J. Cunningham.
    We clip the following from the same paper:
    CROP.--We have been conversing with several farmers of this county and they inform us that the harvest is about over, that the wheat crop is barely half a crop, oats about half and hay hardly half, yet there will be an abundance of winter feed for stock on account of all the late and volunteer oats being cut for hay. The stock of this valley is not so numerous as heretofore and is in pretty good condition. The price of produce will not materially advance unless gold mines are discovered east of Fort Klamath in the neighborhood of Goose Lake, which must obtain the greater portion of their supplies from Southern Oregon.
Morning Oregonian, Portland, July 28, 1864, page 2

    SHOOTING AFFRAY.--On last Tuesday an affray occurred between Henry Billenbrook and John Debenger on Bear Creek, five miles from town. It appeared from the testimony taken before Judge Tolman that Debenger had frequently threatened the life of Billenbrook; that on this occasion, D. attacked him with the butt of a horse whip, whereupon B. drew a revolver and fired four shots, three of them taking effect, one in each arm and one grazing his neck.
    Debenger was arrested and after a trial of two days he was fined $50 and costs for an assault and bound over to keep the peace in the sum of $500.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, August 6, 1864, page 2

    The Jacksonville Intelligencer proposes to issue daily, providing an additional compositor can be found who will take steady employment. It would take a pretty tough jour. [journeyman printer] to work steadily on such a conduit of treason.
Morning Oregonian, Portland, August 6, 1864, page 2

    AFFRAY.--One John Debenger attacked Henry Billenbrook with a horsewhip, near Jacksonville, lately. Billenbrook shot at his assailant four times, three of the balls taking effect, inflicting slight wounds. Debenger was taken before Judge Tolman, and after a two days' trial fined $50 and costs, for an assault, and held in $500 bonds to keep the peace in future.
Oregon Statesman, Salem, August 15, 1864, page 1

    PERSONAL.--The Jacksonville Sentinel says that Mr. Henry Denlinger, after having sacrificed three years in the vain attempt to retrieve the pecuniary fortunes of that paper, has left for San Francisco to try his fortunes at that place. Mr. D. is an estimable gentleman, and an old laborer in the art typographical. He carries with him the good wishes of hosts of personal friends in Northern, as well asSouthern, Oregon.
Oregon Statesman, Salem, August 15, 1864, page 4

    AN affray at Jacksonville, Oregon, on the 1st instant, between John M. Debenger and J. M. Billingbrook, resulted in the former receiving two balls, one in each arm, from a revolver in the hands of the latter. The hit man had eloped with the stepdaughter of Debenger. Billingbrook was fined $50.
Daily Alta California, San Francisco, August 16, 1864, page 1

    DIPHTHERIA.--The Jacksonville Sentinel says this terrible disease has again made its appearance in the Rogue River Valley, and to a considerable extent balked the skill of the physicians, numbering its victims with those who sleep their last sleep. We learn that it is also becoming prevalent in the Willamette Valley, and too much care cannot be exercised to prevent its fatal termination. An application of wet salt to the throat at night is an efficient remedy for light attacks.
Oregon Statesman, Salem, August 29, 1864, page 3

    DIPHTHERIA.--The Jacksonville Sentinel says this terrible disease has again made its appearance in the Rogue River Valley, and to a considerable extent balked the skill of the physicians, numbering its victims with those who sleep their last sleep. We learn that it is also becoming prevalent in the Willamette Valley, and too much care cannot be exercised to prevent its fatal termination. An application of wet salt to the throat at night is an efficient remedy for light attacks.
"Oregon," Daily Colonist, Victoria, British Columbia, August 31, 1864. page 3

    The people of Jackson County are circulating a petition to be presented to the Legislature, asking that body to memorialize Congress in favor of a grant of land to be applied to building a road from Jacksonville to the John Day mines. The Sentinel gives good reasons in favor of the measure.
Oregon State Journal, Eugene, September 17, 1864, page 3

    SISTERS SCHOOL.--The Rev. Father Blanchet has bought, Saturday last, the fine property of Dr. Thompson, close to the Methodist and Catholic churches. It is the intention of the Rev. Pastor to buy, soon, the other remaining lots belonging to M. M. McDonald and Clugage. This splendid block will be quite suitable for the future Academy. If the Sisters of Charity do well, within one or two years a two-story house will be erected, and the present buildings will be used as an orphan asylum, a hospital and a kitchen. All who subscribed to the Sisters school are respectfully invited to pay the amount set opposite their names. When the collection will have taken place, an accurate account of the receipts and expenses shall be given.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, October 8, 1864, page 3

    THE WEDDING PARTY.--After the nuptial ceremonies of Mr. M. A. Brentano and Miss Helena Hess, on last Monday evening, at the McCully buildings, the guests indulged in the giddy mazes of the dance until the night was far spent. Everything went on merrily and happily. At twelve o'clock, all repaired to the Franco American Restaurant and Hotel and partook of a magnificent supper, and then returned with renewed zest to the enjoyment of the dances.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, October 22, 1864, page 3

    FRUIT.--The Jacksonville Intelligencer says that there has not been an abundant crop of apples and peaches in Southern Oregon the present years; but what has been are of a superior quality. Many of the farmers have large orchards, which almost entirely failed. The Messrs. Beall have on their farm at least one thousand apple trees, from four to seven years old, the finest and thriftiest orchard in Southern Oregon, which failed to produce apples enough for their family consumption. If the season were favorable, and the trees produce as heretofore, their orchard would yield from five to seven thousand bushels.
Weekly Colusa Sun, October 29, 1864, page 1

    E. K. Anderson granted license to keep a ferry on Klamath River, on the road leading to Jacksonville, for one year, upon his paying $144 into the county treasury and filing approved bond in the sum of $1,500.

"Board of Supervisors,"
The Semi-Weekly Union, Yreka, California, November 9, 1864, page 2

    MAN KILLED BY A GRIZZLY.--The Sentinel says that a Mr. Baird, of Jackson County, was killed by a grizzly bear on the morning of the 27th October, while out deer hunting on Grave Creek. His dog bayed three grizzlies in their bed. The hunter got within a few yards of them and shot the largest one, only wounding it. The bear pitched at him, and after a desperate fight, in which the unfortunate man was dreadfully mangled, he made his escape and succeeded in reaching a house about a mile distant, where he died the same day.
Oregon State Journal, Eugene, November 17, 1864, page 3

    "GO THOU AND DO LIKEWISE."--The Jacksonville (Oregon) Intelligencer says that it is reported that the Union League at that place have passed a resolution that each and every man voting for Lincoln pledges himself to enter the service of the army just as soon as a call shall be made for more men to abolish slavery and subjugate the Southern people. That is a good resolution, and we hope every Union League in the United States have passed the same kind and will stick to it. But they won't do it--voting is easier than fighting.
Sonoma Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, November 19, 1864, page 2

    LAST Tuesday evening the people of Jacksonville had a grand torchlight procession, in honor of the election of Lincoln and Johnson.
Oregon State Journal, Eugene, Oregon, November 24, 1864, page 3

The Flood in Southern Oregon--Damage to Property, etc.
    JACKSONVILLE, Oregon, December 6th.--The flood is greater than ever before known, and the destruction of town property is greater than in 1861. Nearly all the lots along Jackson Creek are entirely covered. Two houses have been washed away, and several others badly wrecked. In the valley, below the town, many acres of valuable farming land have been covered with tailings, and fences all washed away. On Jackson Creek, above the town, the miners have lost nearly all their flumes and sluices. At Johnson's quartz mill several tons of quartz were washed away, and the mill itself only saved by the formation of a large sandbar. Bridges in every direction, as far as heard from, have been washed away, and the stages north and south have stopped running. The bridge over Rogue River, which was carried away by the last flood, in 1861, and rebuilt fifteen feet above high water mark at that time, has again been swept away.
Daily Alta California, San Francisco, December 8, 1964, page 1

    The late storm has been very severe at the North. At Jacksonville, Oregon, the flood was greater than ever before known--exceeding that of '61 and '62. Bridges built 15 higher than the flood of that season were washed away.

Placer Herald,
Auburn, California, December 10, 1864, page 2

    JACKSONVILLE ITEMS.--We gather from the Sentinel that a man named John Chandler, who was somewhat dissipated, was lost near Canyonville, and it seems probable that he has committed suicide.
    A man known as Scotch Jimmy was killed by a cave-in in Missouri Gulch, one mile from Jacksonville.
    The man drowned at Umpqua in the stage was F. S. Douse, who was booked at Red Bluff for Portland.
    A part of Rock Point bridge was carried away by the late flood, which was one of the greatest ever known in Southern Oregon.
    Mr. Andy Trusty had killed a monstrous grizzly bear and its four young cubs. The old bear had several old bullets in her body, and evidently had been in many conflicts and showed fight to the last. The night before she was killed, she threatened to attack the houses of the settlers.
    B. F. Dowell, Esq., was too sleepy to be in time, or would have been on board the stage that was last in the Umpqua.
Morning Oregonian, Portland, December 16, 1864, page 2

    QUEER PROCEEDINGS.--On last Tuesday evening, when the Yreka stage arrived at Phoenix, having on board Lisle Lester and a woman from Yreka, a suspicious-looking customer came forward, paid his fare to Jacksonville and entered the stage. Before they had gone far, however, the little eccentricities of the new passenger, in connection with the presence of an unknown traveler--who had taken possession of the after boot--excited the alarm of the ladies, and the same being made known to Mr. King, the driver, he invited the inside passenger to take a seat on the outside with him. The stage had not gone far until the villainous-looking "individ" had made several attempts to make the team run away, and had tried to obtain possession of the lines. Mr. King ordered him off the stage, but he refused to comply with the request until a cocked revolver in unhealthy proximity to his head reminded him that "distance lends enchantment to the view," and caused him to spring off the seat and retreat a a "double quick."--Jacksonville Sentinel.
Marysville Daily Appeal, Marysville, California, December 17, 1864, page 3

    RECRUITING.--F. B. Sprague, recruiting officer for Jackson, Josephine and Curry counties, has opened an office in Jacksonville, with a very fair show of success. He has already enlisted quite a number, and still they come. The citizens of Jackson County have united like sensible men, irrespective of party, to aid in obtaining the full amount of our quota, so that we may not be under the necessity of submitting to the draft. Mr. Fay and Mr. Dowell have been enlisted in the cause, and will soon commence the tour of the county, in favor of enlistments in the 1st Oregon Infantry. The inducements for enlisting now in the way of bounties are munificent. The U.S. bounty is $300; state bounty, $150, in state bonds, payable in coin, bearing interest payable semi-annually. In addition to this, Jackson County offers a bounty of $50 in coin or its equivalent. These bounties in connection with the pay received from government will amount to an equivalent of $1300.11, with clothing and board for the time of enlistment.
    Mr. F. B. Sprague will take command of the company when full, and we congratulate those enlisting under him on their good fortune in having a commander who is a gentleman in every respect.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, December 24, 1864, page 3

    MADAM DeRoboam requests us to say that the McCully Hall has been thoroughly and substantially braced by pillars underneath, rendering the hall perfectly safe beyond a possibility of a doubt.
Oregon Sentinel, Jacksonville, December 24, 1864, page 3

    SECESH CHANGE.--The Yreka Journal says P. J. Malone, of the Corvallis Union, suppressed some time ago for disloyalty, has taken old T'Vault's place in the Jacksonville Intelligencer, and changed its name to the Reporter. Malone is the vilest of traitors, a blackguard and a disgrace to any cause. We concur.
Marysville Daily Appeal, Marysville, California, December 28, 1864, page 2

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