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Local Brevities Ashland Tidings April 4, 1879

Mrs. Dr. Robinson, of Jacksonville is seriously ill.

Road Tax has raised blisters on tender hands this week.

Mr. Houck has had his scorched roof replaced by a new one.

Mr. T.O. Andrews will build a woodhouse and barn this summer.

Read the card of Mr. Ball in another column, calling for a shoemaker, etc..

The lodges of Masons, Odd Fellows and good Templers now meet in McCall & Baum's Hall.

Dr. Taylor and Mr. J. A. Leach succeeded in making a start for Silver creek last Friday morning.

Mr. W. H. Roberts who was married last week, has gone to Plevna, Lake County, with his bride.

A widow lady named Brown drowned herself in Althouse creek on the 13th inst. She leaves a family.

The first bouquet of the season adorns our editorial table, for which we return thanks to Mr. Cooledge.

Those indebted to J. D. Fountain are requested to call and settle at once. The money must be forthcoming.

Mr. Will Willis brought in a fine lot of salmon trout, which the boys scooped out of Kean creek last Friday.

A sawmill on Williams creek, belonging to Holcom & Farris, was totally consumed by fire about two weeks since.

Peach and cherry blossoms are now at their fullest size, and orchards and door yards present a beautiful appearance.

Mr. Fox, who had been confined to the house for some time by illness, is now about the streets again, enjoying the sunshine.

The amateur dramatic association of Jacksonville, will give entertainments on Friday and Saturday evenings of next week.

The last rains brought the first run of good salmon up the streams and occasionally one is speared in Ashland or Bear creek.

We are pleased to learn that Mr. J. Q. Willits is meeting with success in teaching music at Roseburg and has a large class.

The livery business of Mr. Cardwell of Jacksonville, must be, brisk judging from the frequency with which we see his turnouts in Ashland.

A little daughter of Robert Bannister, of Applegate, died on Wednesday of last week, from the effects of swallowing some lye about 2 months ago.

We have received the first number of the Coos County Argus, published at Empire Cite by A. E. Wagstaff. It is a six column paper, and presents a very neat appearance.

Mrs. Jones has just received a new invoice of millinery goods for the spring trade and is prepared to fill orders with promptness and to the satisfaction of customers.

The cattle that were wont to lean against the fences and telegraph poles to support their shadowy frames a week ago are now filling out their hides rapidly, and are disposed to be frisky and saucy. They are 'in clover".

On Monday night of last week six horses, of the O. & C. stage line were drowned in a slough between Rock Point and Cow creek. The driver was not aware of the depth and swiftness of the current and narrowly escaped drowning himself.

Road Supervisor Phillips is doing a good work upon the streets of Ashland in ditching along the road where stagnant pools have been standing. It will not only improve and protect the road, but will doubtless be beneficial to the health of the people.

The Jacksonville I.O.O.F. will have a celebration on the 25th inst. and a ball in the evening. an invitation is extended to members of the Ashland and Kerbyville Lodges to attend the celebration, and a general invitation to the ball is given to the public.

Among the incidents characteristic of the day, that happened on the first of April were the salt pie feast at Mr. Wagner's and a clover pie dessert at Mr. Baums. Mr. B. says he did his best to enjoy that pie, but has not yet learned to eat after the manner of Nebuchudnezzar.

The hot days are causing apprehension for the fate of the peach crop. Mr. Cooledge, who is authority in arboricultural manners, says a week or two more of such warm weather will leave the budding fruit in such a tender condition that a heavy frost will most likely serve it as it was served last year.

Mr. Rob't Garrett, whose stock on mail route between Jacksonville and Crescent City was attached to creditors of another contractor, won his suit at Crescent City the other day.

Messrs Al. Cardwell and Chas. Strang while standing on a hill in front of Tucker's last Saturday evening just before dusk, saw something which they were confident was a balloon. It was moving in the direction a little west of north and was very high. If it was a balloon, we shall probably hear from it.

ROBERTS - DURKEE - At the residence of the bride's father near Ashland on Wednesday, March 25th, by Rev. J. W. Vandiver, Mr. Wm. H. Roberts and Miss Ella M. Durkee, all of Jackson county.

FOX - In Ashland, Feb 28th to wife of H. Fox, a daughter.
CHAPMAN - In Ashland, March 30th to wife of Rev. W.T. Chapman, a son.