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About Southwest Oregon recorder. (Denmark, Curry County, Or.) 188?-18?? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 9, 1884)
DENMARK, CURRY COUNTY, OREGON : TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9,. 1884.
To Provide Ways and Means to Construct
a Bridge Across Floras Creek.
Notices are posted calling a meet
ing at the north side school house to
take into consideration the practica
bility of the early construction of a
bridge across Floras creek. The
meeting will convene next Saturday
at 1 o'clock. Let there be a full at
tendance of the people interested in
so important a move, and it would be
difficult to conceive of any one in the
precinct who will be indifferent to it
Mr. Averill has secured an appropria
tion of 300 from the county to aid in
the undertaking. The people will
see to it, we are sure, that the balance
of the necessary cost of the structure
is forthcoming to push the work to
completion yet this FalL The worst
and most dangerous of the three
streams between Port Orford and the
county line is Floras creek, yet the
county ought, and doubtless will,
make a liberal allowance to aid in the
construction of bridges across Sixes
and Elk rivers when the people most
directly concerned mean business.
Mr. Averill tried to work appropria
tions through at the late term for
these rivers. Let the people below
here see to it that interest in tne mat
ter is not lacking, and the appropria
tions will follow.
. The late rains give the grass a vig
Mrs. Langlois of New Lake, is re
ported quite ill.
Mr. Jesse Carey of Mussel creek
was in this section Saturday.
Mrs. Shoemaker has been visiting
in this section during the week.
Floras creek has risen something
like a foot since the rains began.
Obituary poetry will be inserted in
the Recobder at the rate of ten cents
There is a sick cat over at Mr.
Averill' s, and the children call it "Ben
It is stated that Joseph L. Nay's
mill will close down during the pres
Commissioner W. Averill returned
home from attendance at. County
Court, Saturday. ,
Mr. D. E. Stitt was so ill yesterday
as to be unable to take charge of his
school at Denmark.
Caterpillers have attacked sun
flowers, making havoc of the foliage
in very short order. v
Mr. Isham, Cox has the thanks of
this household for the contribution
of a nice piece of venison.
A thick, growth of elder sprouts
follow burns on our spruce flats, but
cattle and sheep keep them pretty
well browsed down.
"We Give it Up. All our weather
predictions have failed this year.
"We, in common with many others,
had predicted that, since so much
rain had fallen during July, we would
have a late Fall, but not so. During
the past week this section has been
visited by a very copious rain-fall,
sufficient indeed to swell the streams
quite perceptibly. These latest
showers will have the effect to revive
pasturage on the flats where the
grass, though in some places fed
down short, was yet green, but on
the higher levels where feed had, in
due course, dried up, but was still
available for stock, past urage will
be damaged to a considerable degree.
It is not usual for so cousiderable
a rain-fall to strike us here so early
A Bear Chase. Isham Cox, having
been informed that a bear had been
hovering about Capt Lorentzen's
sheep, went forth with his and Mr.
Haft's dog and soon had Bruin at
bay in Beaver creek marsh just west
of Lorentzen's place. He dispatched
the bear, but? not until it had severe
ly bitten Mr. Haft's dog which seemed
too anxious for the iray.
COUNTY COURT PROCEEDINGS.
A Short Session But Several Important
The petition of P. Hughes for a
road of public easement was granted,
and Robt McKenzie, John Dead
mond and Joel Bond were appointed
License to retail liquors were grant
ed to Asa Carman and Frank Smith
of Port Orford and Walker & Veil of
Ordered that the Clerk procure a
copy of the tenth Oregon Reports,
for the use of the Clerk's offica
The official bonds of George Fitz
hugh, County surveyor were ap
proved. Ordered that J. Huntely be em
ployed to make a map of all the sur
veyed land of Curry county, the said
map to be drawn on the scale of one
inch to the mile, and all deeded land
to be marked off in a neat and legible
manner, and that he receive the sum
of 30 therefore.
The report of the viewers and sur
veyor of the proposed road from
Chetco 17 miles northward was ac
cepted. Cost of viewing said road,
149 55, 'allowed. Said road was de
clared a public highway, and Super
visors of road districts No. 1 and 13
were ordered to open said road with
out unnecessary delay.
Walter Sutton was awarded the
contract for doing all the printing
for the county for one year for 27 50.
The following tax levy was made
for the year 1884: For County pur
poses fifteen and four-tenths mills;
State, five and one-half mills; School,
four mills. University, one-tenth
The fund known as the County
Contingent Fund was ordered dis
continued. Bill of J. M. Fry, $411, for assess
ing county was laid over
Ordered that 300 bo appropriated
to build a bridge across Floras creek,
to be paid to the order of the con
tractor when the bridge is completed.
Wm. Bailey, for moving jail, $50.
Expenses of Coroner's inquest on
body of Milton Huntley, $54 81.
Costs, State vs. It. E. Cain, $23 40.
A. M Gillespie, supper furnished
to jurors, Circuit Court, $4 87.
Wm. H. Averill, County Commis
Recorder Publishing Co., $5.
Wm. Bailey, Sheriff's fees, $25.
Raleigh Scott, Commissioner, , $25.
W. Gauntlet, County Clerk, $228 25
M. Riley, County Judge, $75.
Enlargement and New Price. Wo
have been the recipients of sundry
substantial compliments on the new
form and increased size of the Re
corder. A subscriber at Ellensburg
writes: "There are few papers in the
State any way nearly equal to the
Recorder which are afforded at the
low price of 2 50." With an ad
vance of only 50 cents per year we
propose to make this paper worth
twice the amount of any paper now
or hitherto published in Curry county.
To Kill Sorrel. If you wrant
every vestige of sorrel killed ouc of
70ur potato field; turn on a band of
sheep for a day or two. We've tried
it with satisfactory results. It will
not be advisable to prolong the exper
iment, as, in the absence of sorrel,
sheep will graze on the potatoo vines.
Boat Lost. Mr. Robert Burnham,
of Burnham's mill has lost a 14-fobt
white yawl boat from Port Blacklock.
The finder will bo suitably rewarded
by notifying Mr. Btu&ham at Den
Will Build. Mr. Chris Long has
been hauling lumber during the past
two weeks from Burnham's mill, to
be used in the construction of a resi
dence on his place across Floras creek.
Quite a number voi strangers have
visited this part of Curry during the
jsast .week jirospeiitin .for .locations..
A COJIPAKATIVE EXHIBIT
Of Assessment and. Equalization ot the Taxable Property
v df Curry Connty for the Vears 1883-4.
Description oe Pbopebtt.
Acres of land .
Town lots .
Improvements , .
Merchandise and implements
Money, notes and aocounts
Household furniture, carriages, watches, jewelry, etc.
Horses and mules. . .
Sheep and goats.
Gross value of all property.
Total deductions.. ;
Assessed taxable valuation as equalizad by the
SUMMARY It will be seen, by digesting the above comparative table, that the total
of increase of taxable in the fcounty amounts to forty-seven thousand eight hundred and
forty dollars; that there is an increase in the assessable valuation of land to the amount of
only a fraction over four thousand dollars; that, though there is shown an increase in the
number of horned cattle of only 417 head, the suin of the valuation of this class of property
has been increaned twenty-two thousand five hundred and thirty five dollars; that in the
matter of town lots a material falling off in values is disclosed. This neds pinl
Speculutors in corner lots should not be exempted and the struggling, toiling cattle raiser
charged with an undue proportion of the State and county burdens. A falling off in the
number Hnd value of sheep and goats is reported; this is curious. A very slight increase of
of all property of something over eighty-nine thousand dollars is shown. From all this it
is apparent that lands and town lots have been made the subjects of concessions, while
horned cattle have been laid under contribution to the full extent of their marketable
value. This, we repeat, is not fair or just. It requires care, and labor, and industry, to
raise cattle, while the speculator in lands and town lota can 4,lay to" and await his opportunity.
Justice Stephen J. Field, of the TJ.
S. Supreme Court, is in Portland.
Two steamers make regular trips
between Yaquina Bay and ' Portland.
Elizabeth Cady ' Stanton cast her
first vote on the 1st insi, at Johns
town, N. Y.
The Franco Chinese disturbance
has raised the price of black teas
five cents per pound in New York
Reductions in the wages of the em
ployees of the O. R. & N. Co's lines
have been ' made, and employees at
Portland and on the river steamers
The Pope conferred the degree of
Master of Theology on Father Hig
gins, of St. Joseph's College, Sonier
sot O., the first person in this country
Baron de'Manteuffel, Governor of
Alsace-Lorraine, has promulgated a
law which is intended to prevent an
increase of French families in those
countries, and obliging adult sons to
become naturalized Germans or quit
the country. Unmarried men of
French nationality, under the law,
are allowed to remain until married,
when, if they refuse to become Ger
mans, they will be notified that their
sons will be liable to conscription or
Hon. M. Riley is having his old
store building fixed up in good
P. G. "Egan,. Esq,, of Hunter's
Cove is spending a few days in - El
Work is progressing quite rapidly
on the new warehouse of -the Ellens
burg Business Association.
School commenced in this district
on the 1st, with Miss Belle Gray in
charge. There will be a full attend
ance, and we expect an interesting
school. ' .
W. A. Forgey of Pistol river was
in town this week. Mr. F. raised a
fine crop of wool this season, which
he has just finished packing to the
Ellensburg Business Association.
County Court in session this week.
There was no Probate business on the
docket, but the Commissioners' Court
having quite an amount of business
before it this term, .remained in ses
sion three days. -Lively
times in , Judge Dewey's
Court this .week, two warrants being
issued for the arrest of .parties for
violating the, game law. One of
these parties had his trial and was
fined ten dollars and costs, while
Sheriff .Bailey returned from the
mountains on the 5th bringing.in;his:
jnan !who "-.will be tried on the-6th.
$ 92,105, $107,1!H
I 48,843 49,094
COOS COUNTY ITEMS.
Marshfield has a brass band.
Threshing has commenced on Coos
Circuit Court for Coos was in ses
sion last week.
John Fox of North Coos will re:
move to Lakeport, CaL r
Peel Durgan put a raft in the Bay
in which were 140 logs 70 feet long.
The new flat-bottom vessel building
at Parkersburg is about ready to
launch. - .
Twelve men are employed on the
Government work at the-mouth of
- On Saturday the 6th, the Marsh-
fieldites were having a grand excur
sion to Rocky .Point .
The saw mill at Coquille City will
be shut down indefinitely as soon as
the logs on hand arc sawed up.
Henry Sengstacken Jately pur
chased twelve tons of chittim bark
from various parties on Coos river,
paying therefor at the rate of 70 per
At Rocky Point, thirty-eight men
were employed last week, and we are
informed, says the News, that it is the
intention to increase the number this
week to about sixty. .
O. C. Barklow of Coquille City,
who had his arm badly injured two
or three weeks ago by the accidental
discharge of his gun while he was
hunting in the woods, is improving.
, The Herald says that the residence
of J. D. Bennett burned' on the 1st
at Coquille City.. Two ladies in the
r dwelling narrowily escaped with theirt
lives. Several buildings were fired!
but escaped total destruction. J
The steamer Coos will hereaftej
connect with the Roseburg-Marsh
field stage at Coos City. "We have
marveled that such an arrangemen
had not always Teen in vogue. The
old plan was for the carrier to pull
down and up in a 6mall boat
The new tug Astoria is said to be
the fastest boat ever built on the Bay
and capable of showing her name to
any other tug on the Coast Incom
ing up from San Francisco she ran at
the rate of 16 miles an hour,' without
being put to her f ull. speed. -Maih
His Compliments. G. L. Wilson,
writing from his place on Mussel
creek under date of .Sept 4th, says:
"A few minutes since I came in from
my sheep range with rather a keen
appetite and found neatly wrapped,
hanging on my door, a nice peice of
Mr. .and Mrs. Henry . McBride's wed
fl ate with a vim '
.Am full to my-chin. .
Ivilay. heaven bless their nuptial" joys,
. And fill ther houso with girls and boya:" .'
BREAD OK BLOOD.
Ohio Coal Miners Demand a Show to Live
Fearful Times in Hocking Valley.
The latest telegrams give a . fearful
picture of the doings and distress of
thecoal miners in the Hocking Valley
coal fields in Ohio. The bosses in
sisted on a further reduction of wages,
this time to 05 cents per day.. Not
seeing how they could possible live
at such rates, the miners declined to
come down from 75 cents. The boss
es imported gangs of degraded Ital
ians and Swedes to take the mines,
when the poor miners rebelled in a
body, laying seige to the works to the
keep the imports out The bosses
implored Governor Hoadly for troops
which he refused to order until ho
had made a personal investigation of
affairs in the mining region. Mean
while the owners employed guards
and brought on 110 Pinkerton men
from Chicago. A fight ensued in
which several lives were lost At
this juncture several companies cf
militia were ordered to the scene,
with instructions not to interfere ex
cept to quell an actual riot The
Governor gave the mining companies
to understand that in no event would
he allow the troops used to guard
their property. At latest dates a
bloody battle was imminent The
miners who have toiled for inade
quate pay until owners have become
rich and haughty swear vengeance
upon the imports. They say it is
starvation or the poor house for their
families, and that they have nothing
to Jose in resorting to extreme meas
ures to protect their right to work for
bread. A week previous to this out
break a similar tumult was witnessed
in the mines near Pittsburgh, and for
a like grievance.
The people at large are paying
about 60 per cent more for their iron
and steel than ihey are worth on
account of a tariff to "protect" coal
miners and iron tforkers, and this is
the outcome: laborers starved into
acts of violence to obtain bread. Yet
it is claimed by Blaine and his follow
ers that the work people are prosper
ous and happy. Out upon such
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S. Hudson came too late for insertion
in this issue. It will "keep" and will
appear next issue.
At Denmark, Or., October 31st, to the wife
of James Haft, a daughter.
. FINAL PROOF NOTICE.
Land Office at Rosebubq, Obkgon, )
September 2, 1884. f
NOTICE is hereby given that the follow
ing named settler has filed notice of
bis intention to make final proof in support
of his claim, and that said proof will be
made before the Judge or Clerk of Curry
county, Oregon, at Ellensburg, on
Saturday October 18, 1884,
Viz: Walteb D. Shokmasub, Pre-ereption
D. S. No. 4015, for the SK of SEX, NW Qf
SEX and SVIX of NL?, section 30, town
ship 30 south of range 14 west.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon, and cultiva
tion of, said land, viz:
; A. B. Sabine, Joseph Hare, Chas. Langlois,
,and Thos. Langlois, all of Denmark, Curry
county, Oregon. r
Wm. F. Bunjamen. llegister.