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THE AMADOR LEDGER
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FR1DAY.......... .. .;. ......JANUARY 0.-I'JOO
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP.
The Amador County Publishiug Company has bought
the Amador Ledger, and will edit and publish this paper,
discontinuing the publication of the Amador Republican,
which it has owned and published for some years.
, That the publication of two Republican papers in Jackson
has been unwise from a business standpoint, always has been
realized by every one in , the community, except R. Webb,
who was instrumental in establishing the Republican. No
one has realized this more vividly than the editors of the two
papers. For two years past matters pertaining to a consoli
dation of the Ledger and the Republican or a purchase of
one by the owner of the other has been discussed and con
sidered, while the advisability of such a course has received:
the attention ., of many of the leaders in business and in
- politics throughout the county. On January 2, 1900, the
matter was settled to the satisfaction of all parties con
cerned by the consummation of the sale of the Ledger to
the Amador County Publishiug Company, which company
has. decided to discontinue the publication of the Republican
and devote its energies to increasing the glowing influence of
the Ledger for the betterment of Amador county.
With this change in ownership comes my retirement
from the newspaper business in Amador county after seven
years as editor and proprietor of the Amador Ledger.
The ups and downs of a newspaper man's experience
were never better illustrated than by the experience of the
Ledger during the last seven years. During, it all the
LEDGER and its proprietor have come up smiling after every
knockdown, and he, by the exercise of a little pluck and
energy, has managed to keep the paper in the front rank of
journalism along the Mother Lode.- During the seven years
it has set the journalistic pace for the county, and its owner
and editor has a right to feel proud, and does feel proud of its
The Ledger, has made - many friends by its upright and
honorable course in its dealings with all men and measures,
and is proud of them. At the same time it has incurred
the ill will and enemity of some people from whom it has
pulled the mask, exposing them to the broad light of day
through its columns. Some of these, aye, many of them,
have taken the course of the LEDGER as a personal matter,
'..but, as all honorable and respectable papers and their editors
are proud of their enemies, the Ledger is doubly proud of
those it has made. . .
fl ■•'•'■The s writer hereof could fill a book with his experiences
as a journalist in Amador county, but as all of the con
temptible, connubiating and infamous intrigues directed
against him have been exposed by this paper and thoroughly
understood by its readers and friends, they have signally
failed of their intention and thus have come to naught, and
on this occasion further reference thereto is unnecessary.
The course of the Ledger in the future will doubtless
be upward and onward. • The conditions are ripe in this
community for a powerful Republican newspaper, which it is
- the intention of the present owners to make it, as well as to
keep it the leading newspaper and the leading advocate of all
of the material interests of Jacksoa and of Amador county.
That they will receive the hearty assistance of the people in
the matter- of subscriptions and advertising, which are so
necessary to make, a successful newspaper, there can be no
doubt, and with these the future success of the Ledger is
And, now, knowing that my newspaper experience in
Amador county has closed ; believing that with its close I will
leave a congenial association with the other newspaper men
in the county ; fearing that with its close will come changing
scenes and other climes ; and forever mindful of the many '
favors for which I am under the greatest obligations to ad
vertisers, subscribers and other patrons and friends, I bid the
newspaper world of Amador county farewell.
Jackson, Jan vary 5, 1900. / i
lUE AMADOU LEDGER: JACKSON, Uiil^lFOliyiA, FBIBAY, JANUARY 5, 1900.
DESERTING THE SINKING SHIP.
'■:• P°Pg un organs of the Democracy are. still telling
the people that Bryan and sixteen to one is the proper slogan
for the party in 1900. They are, on the average, using syn
dicate editorials issued by the Bryan information bureau and
sent broadcast throughout the land in the hope that the lazy
or tired Democratic editor will incorporate them in theedito
rial columns of his paper to save labor, and thus become
responsible for their publication. Almost daily some paper
comes^to this office whose editorials wear the earmarks of the
syndicate. In the light of the fact that the leading men of
the Democratic party throughout the United States are. fall
ing away from Bryan and his cause these syndicate editorials
are, to the minds of thinking men, the veriest rot. That
they are leaving him and his cause like rats leave a sinking
ship there is no doubt. The latest Bryauite to catch' the
infection is W. S. McComas, editor of the Democratic Maga
zine, published at Chicago, who concludes an article entitled,
"Breakers Ahead" in the current number of that magazine
with the statement that the nomination of Bryan.' against
McKinley in 1900 "means foregone disaster to Iris jparty."
Mr. McComas has been, up to this" time, an advocate ttij-ough
good and evil report of the Chicago. platform, silvety. knd
Bryan-^always Bryan. •
I He says also that he, in common with others, has been
deterred by a feeling of delicacy and by a desire to avojd giv
ing offense from speaking the plain truth. Then he sets
forth that the belief has grown up throughout the laqd that
Bryan cannot lead to victory this year; that the party must
remain divided while he is the leader. The philosophy of
that belief is dismissed with the reflection, illustrated by the
citation of Henry Clay and James G. Blame, that popular
idols are not often elected President. The leaders of the
party, it is explained, "realize this, but seem x to' choose defeat
rather, than encounter hostility that is as unreasoning as
it is pitiless. Mr. Bryan is asked- to sacrifice himself this
time with the certainty of nomination and election four years
article, concludes : " The discussion of the. ques
tion of Mr. Bryan's successor would be premature. Though
many names are being mentioned, privately, it is certain that
their eligibility should not be canvassed until the general ques
tion of leadership has first been settled. They are" agreed
that Mr. Bryan's renomination would mean a repetition of
the disaster of 1896 and in a worse form. It is for the party
jto choose between certain defeat and possible victory,"
WRECKED THE OFFICE.
An attorney, E. E: Wood of Angels Camp, who 'had a
grievance agajnst the Calaveras_Citizen of San" AtKJreas_jen_
tered the office of that paper and wrecked the forms which
were almost ready to be put to press for the last current issue
of the paper. The act was committed by Wood while enraged
over a number of articles reflecting upon him as an attorney
and citizen, Which .appeared in different issues of the Citizen,
and because of which he^_had brought suit against the man
agement of that paper for damages. .'Just prior to the <'act
Wood met C. O. Ziegenfuss, the editor, on the street ; and
demanded to see what was in the paper about him that week.
Ziegenfuss calmly denied the request and slowly walked
away. Wood went directly to. the office, and, finding the door
locked, forced it open and did the job. As he was leaving
the place, he remarked to a bystander that he guessed
nothing would be in the paper about him that week, or words
to that effect. The only legal steps possible, under the cir
cumstances for Ziegenfuss, in. the matter, is to prosecute
Wood for malicious mischief and a civil suit; for damages.
The latter, however, is hardly feasible, as Wood is said to be
judgment proof.. Everything considered, Mr. Wood is ex
tremely fortunate even though he receive the full penalty of
the law for his crime, as there are but few newspaper people
in the country who would not go "gunning" for him under
the circumstances. i ■• !; -.
i ■ Various amendments and changes have been made in
the county ordinances since they were published a few months
ago. It would be \yell at this time for the District Attorney
to have the license ordinance, No. 91, so amended that. it' will
be clear to all, whether saloon men who were in business
when the ordinance was passed have to secure a licence by
the prescribed course this year or not. The ordinance' reads
so it is subject to either interpretation, and it should be made
clear enough to be understood by all who read.. License
Collector Gregory says it is necessary to get a new licence,
while the District Attorney says it is not. -jlvf:*
By noting the proceedings of the Board of Supervisors
it will be observed that the contract to make maps was
awarded to John Brown, the supervision thereof being made
the duty of the County Surveyor. This should cause no
delay in the prosecution of the suit to recover on the bond
of .the ex-Assessor,
In the news columns of the LEDGER this week will be
found an editorial from the San Francisco Post, the title of
which is "The Love of Dirt." Attention of the citizens of
Jackson is called thereto. Comparisons are "odorous," and
at the same time unnecessary.
The way people are asking for saloon licenses it would
seem that there is a growing belief that there are not enough
saloons in Jackson.
THE LOVE OF DIRT.
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Indisposition of Manjtind Generally to Sub-
Jig mit trf Sanitation. 9§ •. £
I An Eastern newspai»6r, conamen'ting
upon the indisposition ofimanfeAid gen
erally to submit to sanitary innovation,
refers to tho population of Havana,
Cuba, as the most incorrigible on earth.
The American, military authorities who
have been running that city for some
time have- insisted upon sewering,
scrubbing, deodorizing and sterilizing
tho town, and on alP sides ithe pe6[iki
aro objecting to the process and mak
ing invidious comparisons between tho
methods of tho Araercan health officers
and ...the tyranny of 'tho Spanish tax
gatherers.. .Evidently; they, think it
was easier to get along- with tho Span
iards than It is now with tho Ameri
cans, since thoy aro being made tho
victims of cleaning-up processes, | whigh
thoy rogard j with holy horror, j In
deed, -one. newspaper openly declares
that they prefer to be left undisturbed
with their Dlth and death rate.
But this attempt to force cleanliness
upon tho people of Havana is not being
.met with any less hilarity than the
American civilizing methods are being
received in tho Philippines. A Manila
correspondent for.: an Eastern news
paper wroto the other day that General
Otis had made tho people of Manila a
great deal cleaner than they cared to
be made, and ho predicts' that if. the
American General porsists in his sani
tary plans, he will soon have tho na
tive population in rebellion.
These things sound* exceedingly
funny, but it will be remombored that
tho population of Bombay a few years
ago persisted in dying of tho plague
rather than submit to sanitation.
But are the barbarian tribes of tropi
cal countries the only people : who re
sist cleanliness? We remember ' that
when Colonel Waring took : charge of
tho New York Street Cleaniug Depart
ment his sanitary .schemes j were re
sisted with great strength by Tam
many Hall, and . when he ' was finally
turned out of office by Boss Croker,
the people rojoiced .that .they could
freely return to their muddy streots
and foul-smelling sewers. This sounds
The. antipathy which most people
have to cleanliness is one of the mar
vels of history. It can be explained on
no theory except that it is natural for all
animals to be dirty. — San Francisco
With toothache when you can have them fllleU
by electricity without one pang of pain at Dr
W. F. Green's, Webb building. * '
A Native of Jackson Passes Away. ■.
Albert N. Bruml died at. Stockton
December 27, 1899.. The deceased was
the son of M. Bruml, a pioneer, of
Amador county, and was aged forty
years, ten months and eleven days. He
was a native of Jackson. [Amador
papers please copy.] ..
In the Swim.
Here we are at last Just what the people
desire : Nice large airy bathrooms, fine porce
lain tubs and hot water in abundance at the
New National Shaving Parlora, R. L, Manu,
It Is a Pleasure
To have your teeth tilled by the use of elec-
Uicilv.- At-Ur. U r . V. (Jriu-ii:. .. U. l.h imiMiiiKt
: : In case of sickness a doc- ',',
'■'• tor who can write the prop- <>
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!! important than the pharm- .!!
; ' acist who can properly com- < >
;; pound the prescription after •;;
I! it is written ::
J I At our store prescriptions are J |
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\\ pounded by a graduate in ',',
J ' pharmacy. ' '
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J I Toilet Articles of Every Kind ' J ;
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Basement of the Webb Building
Everything New, Neat and
MEALS SERVED AT ALL HOURS
: THE BEST
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Guests treated with consideration and re-
spect at all times.
Best Liquors and Cigars at the Bar
HAMBRIC & CARLEY.' '.
IOIOHL HOTEL WI PIUS
R. L. MANN, Proprietor
— EVEUYTHING % FIRST-CLASS—
National Hotel Uuildlng
Foot of Main Street
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■i >»<:■ vii-sU ■•:;.]/, I Not many, though, of those beautiful Capes ,
r '' CA '__ifr 3UE and Jackets we bought for the holiday trade,
;to any c o NE We ■ will close them out now at a large reduc-
; :-m uwppticAfioN' - -tion t lfl price, and guarantee^ every garment -in*
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We desire most particularly to direct your, attention to "our elegant and up-to-
date stock of Custom and Ready Made Clothing, Men's Furnishing ;
Uoods, Boots and Shoes, on which we have put: HARD TIMEvS PRICES/
II? 3 Send for our catalogue, FREE.
We have received from the mills ten cases of- Blankets and Comforters: we "
are selling at mill prices; call and convince yourself, j
Special, on sale during the holiday month, twenty dozen Ladies Kid Gloves'
asso l ted .f_ 1 _ ors; real value> $ll ' 5°5 °- Special, $1.00/ " :'
I OUR.;.SHPE DEPARTMENT
| are well selected with great care.. We only handle first-class goods at popular prices II
( A handsome illustrated Cloak Catalogue will be furnished, free. ; Given away, free, 1
© with every $i.oo cash purchase, a handsome lithographed writing tablet ' _b
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I WHITE HOUSE«-< |
jjlMaln Street. Jackson HENRY WEIL. Manager §f
. Mushett Place '
Strictly Modern *
♦ In All Respects
Light, Aseptic Operating-Boom
Single Booms and Wards
Modern Fitings and Appliances
Hot and Cold Batha __ _______
. BETZ' HOT AIR APPARATUS, for treat
ment of rheumatic conditions (acute and chron-
ic), sciatica and joint diseases.
Physicians may bring their private patients
and retain exactly the same relation to them as
they would in their own homes.
HOSPITAL BATES. REASONABLE
Physicians' fees in proportion to conditions.
Trained nurses from San Francisco in constant
SURGERY A SPECIALTY '.'", „
E. E. EHDICOTT, *"
Offlce: Webb Building, Main Street.
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S * S of Transient Stock . .
So* Gentle Horses . . '?£*;
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J 2 Best Equipment of All
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,For the Best .
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Furnishing -:- Goods
Of All Kinds.
• At the Lowest Prices
M. A. MAILS
Sutter Creek -
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GEORGE NEWMAN'S - '
Alen^sXlofhing 77 " :
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Stock Must Be Reduced
Cut Prices In Every Line
~— GEORGE NEWMAN
Alain Street, Jackson ■ —
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ON DEAL BUGGIES
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BUGGIES.... —^ SOLp AT
SAMPLES ON EXHIBITION
Exclusive Agency for the Deal Buggies fu
Which Are the Best " ?|
W. E. KENT ' ■|l
♦ —^— BBOADWAT, JACKSON j
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Into shoe stores as easy as you stumble in some of the ')
shoes you'd find. You can't stumble in our shoes. •
Wear our shoes. '^%
* r "PETERSON'S EXCLUSIVE SHOE STORE
Sunset Telephone 121 _ i Webb Block, Jackson, Cal.
PIONEER FLOUR IS PERFECTION^
.1 Alade From SELECTED WHEAT
|l Blended According to O.ir Own Formula
M Produclnq Perfect Results ■
(~\UR ; RECORD OF THIRTY-FIVE YEARS IN AMADOR COUNTY OF HONORABLE '
Wand upright dealing Is with you. and we respectfully ask for a continuance of your fuvors; -
without prejudice* j * -
* —PIONEER FLOUR IMS, BICRUWTO— • ,