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About Southwest Oregon recorder. (Denmark, Curry County, Or.) 188?-18?? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 7, 1884)
DENMARK, CURRY COUNTY, OREGON : TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1884.
Mr. Frank Langlois has accepted a
position at Parkersburg.
A Blaine and Logan club has been
organized at Marshfield.
Jack Frost made., his appearance
across the river last week
Mr. Geo. Bensen and "wife were up
from Port Orford Saturday.
The steamer Coos Bay stopped at
Port Orford on her last trip up.
first prize at the Coquille fair.
Miss Alice Hughe3 returned to. her
home on Sixes river last Thursday.
Miss Jennie Malehorn, of this place
has taken a school at Myrtle Point
Jim AVilson wants to bet all he has
even downto his shirt that Blaine
t will be left
We still have hopes that Cleveland
will overcome the Republican majori
ty in this county.
Sheriff Bailey was up this way last
week posting notices of election and
notifications to taxpayers.
Mr. J. P. Tupper of Bandon, came
down yesterday to inspect the wreck
of the City of Napa, we understand.
Hume and Sutton have again healed
the breach, and the latter, like the
fabled sow, has returned to his wal
low. A. P. Mann of Sixes ' was in Den
mark last Saturday, and the denizens
were reminded that Butler is yet in
Mrs. S. J. Culver, who has been
visiting relatives in the Valley, passed
through Denmark on her way to Port
Mr. Thomas Barry, of San Fran
cisco, passed down to Port Orfard on
Saturday's stage to look after the in
terests of Andrew Crawford.
There is a Butler wave up on Sixes
and if it could get past" H. J. Zum
wait's and, then escape Pat Hughes
further down, it might go headlong
into the sea.
A crew started in a boat to make
some changes with the cable at 'the
point last week, when the boat cap
sized, somewhat severely injuring
one Johnson on the head.
A l-ri T1 TTi f-rVi n rrVi 1 vrnVi av rt TTr n
J. S. Fitzhugh of Roseburg, died in
Grant Co., Sept 17th. "We believe
deceased was a nephew of Hon. Solo
mon Fitzhugh of this place. -
Langlois & Nelson have entered
"Old Bill," a team horse, in the best
race at the Coquille fair, and have
confidence that he will get away with
the swag, "Maplewood" being in not
withstanding. A Puzzle Explained. When it was
announced that Mr. Stitt's school
was to close Saturday, many people
who remembered the date of its com
mencement were incredulous. The
school opened May 12th,' ;and a vaca
tion of Fourth of July week was had,
besides the school was closed on elec
tion day. Thus one week and a day
had been made up, arid the five
months' term was out Oct 4th,
whereas the popular idea would have
it that, if no time had been lost the
term could not expire before Oct 12th.
It happens in this - way. School's are
practically taught by the day instead
of by the month five days per week,
which is twenty days per month or
sixty days per quarter, and resultingly
one hundred days for a five months'
term. Two hundred and forty days
out of the three hundred and sixty
five constitutes a year's teaching. At
$55 per month, the salery is equal to
2 75 per day.
The Ciy. of Napa. At each tide
efiorts are made to work the sehooner
City of Napa up out of reach of the
breakers, and unless a storm rises
during the week it is more than like
ly that the vessel" will he .saved,
though she is badly strained and her
jcabin and Jxatchesiiay .been carried
Last Saturday being the day ap
pointed to open bids for the building
of Floras creek bridge, considerable
interest was manifested in the mat
ter. Four bids were put in. We
will enumerate them in the order of
size. N. C. Lorentzen, $1,150; Rus-
sel & CorkhilL 785; J. H, Upton,
711 ; Wm. H. Averill, 600. The
Committee took three days to ex
amine and compare plans submitted
before making the award. All the
plans exhibited were quite practica
ble; the structure fashioned in accor
dance with either one of these will
be a good one. Mr. Averill is in a
position to execute the contract with
greater facility than any of the other
bidders, residing as he does near tho
site, and being otherwise equipped
for the undertaking. Being a public
spirited citizen, and anxious for the
improvement of our roads, he will
take special pride in giving v a good,
Taken Their Depasture. Mr.
John Blacklock and family took pas
sage on the Orion from Port 0ford
for their future home in San Fran
cisco. Mr. B. has long been a resi
dent of this county, aod has taken a
leading part in all efforts for the
promotion of the best interests of
this section. We regret to lose him
and his family from our midst, but
are assured that he will not cease to
interest himself in behalf of enter
prise and development in this county.
He leaves large interests behind him.
Returned. Mr. Willis Miller and
family of Rogue river, passed
through Denmark Saturday on their
way home, haviDg been visiting
friends and relatives in Marion
county during the past month. Mr.
Miller confirms the reports we have
had of the immense damage done to
grain in the Valley by tho rain and
says that fully two-thirds of the
grain was rendered unfit for marked
He finds, as others have found, that
there are worse places than Curry
Regret the Change Our stock
men down this way generally regret
the transfer to other parties by Mr.
H. P. Whitney of his business on the
Bay. Mr. W. has been so long a
customer of our sheep and cattle men
and has uniformly dealt so squarely
with them, that they had come to look
upon him as a fixture in the business.
Mr. Whitney's successors will com
ply with all existing arrangments
which remained to be carried out in
this county when they purchased the
Fire. Last Monday night Mr.
Cotton's house caught fire and w as
totally destroyed. The bedding and
a portion of the clothing were
saved, as could all have been but for
a misplaced box of cartridges which
caused the family to immediately de
part from the vicinity of the burning
building. The shells exploded a few
minutes after occupants had reached
a refuge, blowing the house to atoms.
The fire was caused . by a defective
Gone to Roseburg. Col. John Lane
has removed to Roseburg and formed
a law partnership with his brother
Hon. Lafayette Lane. We regret
the Col's leaving Southwest Oregon,
as he was one of the most genial and
companionable men it has been our
fortune to meet in the two counties.
Before the people as a candidate, the
Col. was absolutely - invincible. We
wish him the most unbounded success
in hk new location. .
Closed for the Term. The pub
lic school at this place in charge of
Mr. D. E. Stitt, closed iar .the term
last Saturday. The attendance dur
ing the entire session has been good,
and the marked advancement of pu
pils an .all, grades attest the worth and
ability jaf Mr.; Stitt .as -an instructor,
Many visitors '.were present .at the
COOS COUNTY ITEMS.
Dunham and son intend opening
their coal mine, on the Isthmus this
Winter, for the purpose of supplying
their locomotives with coal.
The Herald says 850 salmon were
caught at the cannery last Tuesday
night The company have 400 cases
of tin on the schooner Coquille.
Grass hay sells on the banks of
Coos river at 14 and grain hay at
18 per ton. And yet every schooner
brings up California baled hay.
The new vessel at Grube's is
decked, planked and nearly caulked,
with the exception of the bottom.
She will remain on the ways this
At the examination of teachers held
at Marshfield last Friday, first-grade
certificates were awarded to Clyamon
Vanderburg and Miss Charlotte Van-
An effort is being made to organize
a Company of State Militia at Marsh
field. The list already bears many
signatures, and the number is daily
John Macklebrink closed down his
logging camp at the forks of the north
fork of Coos river last Tuesday. He
has about 350 now in tbe water, which
will average 800 feet to the log.
The Herald is informed that thev
drive fifteen piles a da 7 in the construe
tion of the breakwater at Bandon.
Its progress outward, is from seven
to twelve feet in the same period.
As Rev. J. B. Perkins was coming
ing from Empire the other day, on
the steamer Comet one of the win-
dowsi the sash of which was raised,
unexpectedly fell and severely mashed
the fingers of the left hand.
An immigrant train of 13 wagons
arrived at Coos City on Monday last,
having come overland from flnlifnr-
nia. Some of the party nave rela
tives on Ten Mile, and we understand
it is their intention to settle in that
portion of the county. News.
Wednesday night of last week Capt.
Ernst had the third and fourth fin
gers of his right hand badly mashed
while he was engaged in landing a
cattle scow at the wharf at this place,
by having his hand caught between
the wharf and a portion ot thev scow.
Among the freight received here
by last steamer we noticed a box l&-
beled "Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk
Co. English milk." This is not ex
actly carrying "coals to Newcastle,?'
but it is bringing milk a long way
into an extraordinarily good milk re
Robert Dunham has a crew of men
employed cleaning out beaver slough
preparatory to . putting in a stern
wheel steamer to run between the Co
quille and Coaledo A great deal of
freight comes over that route at pres
ent, the average being about five tons
per day, and with better facilities for
handling it, a much larger traffic can
John Smith, who fell and hurt him
self so badly at the mill in Empire on
the 13th of August, died at his home
at Poney Slough on the 24th ult, and
was buried at Marshfield on the 25th.
He was a Finn, 52 years of age, and.
an old resident of the Bay. The Mail
says his misfortune in losing the logs
that he had spent two Summers in
cutting and rafting, no doubt led to
the loss of his life.
The Bay Democracy hies its cas
tor into the ring after Jthis fashion,
through the Coos Bay News: Elec
tion is coming on, and all sides
should be heard. Suppose we organ
ize a joint discussion, say for three
nights successively, Democrats and
,Blaine Republicans putting forward
a new speaker .each might What
says the Blainechibl ' Or if thc-above!
suggestion does not meet your appro-'
bation, any reasonable arrangements
:for a joint discussion will be accepted
by the Democrats, against either lo-
Lcal. speakers or thpse .from abroad.
Jno. McCullough is reported to be
losing his mind.
Corn-fed hogs are being shipped
from Ashland to Portland.
Postmaster General Gresham has
been appointed Secretary of the
Hon,;. W. D. Fenton, Democratic
elector, opened the campaign at Salem
on the 5th.
; It is reported that the Empress of
China has decided to conclude peace
Portland will! not adopt electric
light. The gas company had a lein
on the council v
The rain has rendered about one
half of the grain in Baker county un
fit for market. ,
Under the new ordinance, liquor
dealers in Olympia, W. T., pay 000
as a yearly license.
It is rumored that President Ar
thur and Miss Lillie Frelinghuysen
will soon be married.
In the White Bay district New
Foundland, 3,000 persons are starving
owing to the failure of the codfish
Frank Frisbie, the defaulting bank
teller of Portland, pleaded guilty last
week and was sentenced to one year
in the Penitentiary.
Gov. Newell has been assigned as
Indian Inspector to the fifth division
that consists of California, Oregon,
Washington and Northern Idaho.
But little progress has been made
in the Panama canal for the past six
months, notwithstanding the fact
that 16,000 men have been at work.
The Columbus Iron and Goal Co.,
at Hollidaysburg, Pa., have posted
notices of a reduction that will cut
laborers' wages down to 81 cents per
Minnie Garrison, eldest daughter
of the late Wm. Lloyd Garrison, was
married at Elberon, N. J., on the 26th
ult, to Count Pal de Brialles, of Ep
. Mrs. Griffin, wife of J. S. Griffin,
both early missionaries among the
Indians of the Northwest Coast died
at Forest Grove on the 26th at the
age of 80 years.
Parliament is to be asked at the
next session to vote an allowance to
Prince Albert Victor Christian Ed
ward, eldest son of the Prince of
Wales, of 50,000 a year.
Rathdrum, Idaho, a starting point
for the Cceur d'Alenes, was burned
on the 27th. Not a business house is
left in the town and no provisions on
hand. Hundreds are destitute.
A lot of. Italian and Hungarian la
borers have been imported by a con
tractor to work on sewer construction
in Washington at 75 and 90 cents a
day, crowding out colored laborers
at 1 50, and trouble is threatened in
consequence. Verily, American la
bor is '"protected" against the "pau
per labor of Europe!'?
Hon. Joseph S. Smith, of Portland,
died in that city on the 29th ult. De
ceased was born in Pennsylvania and
was 60 years of age at the time of
his death. He was among the pio
neers of Oregon, settling at Oregon
City in 1845, and has filled many
high political positions in the State.
He was nominated for Governor in
1882 but was defeated by his Republi
nca opponent Z. F. Moody.
The Times special says the French
stopped and searched English regu
lar trading steamers at Frehkien and
Aai-Loong, 'in the channel of For
mosa. There is great irritation in
consequence of this high handed pro
ceeding. Neutral steamers convey
ing, soldiers: and munitions to various
charters! in this section of the world
are all alarmed at their prospects, if
this shall not be resented, and it is
regarded as likely to be a source of
possible . complications with foreign
jpowejrs- , '
The run of salmon still continues
light for Rogue river.
Rogue river will have another fish
ery the coming season.
The potato crop of this vicinity'
is afflicted with the blight
The new warehouse of the Busi
ness Association is very nearly com
pleted. Our school has a large attendance
this term, and Miss Gray proves to
bo a popular teacher.
Mr. Frank Bailey has been paying
Chetco a business visit during the
past week but did not bring her
home with him this time; delays are
The tug Pelican came in one day
this week and returned to Smith riv
er. She brought Mrs. A. H. Moore
and took away A. H. and F. S.; Moore
A. W. Lester and one or two stran
gers Within the past few days Mr. R.
D. Hume has purchased the tide land
frontage of Messrs. M. Doyle and A. H.
Moore. Mr. H. seems to have a hun
gering and thirsting after that kind
of real estate.
We were pleased, this evening to
notice the- familiar countenance of
our old friend, J. N. Langlois of Den
mark. Dame Rumor says he had
important business with the County
Clerk. John is one of our substan
tial young men, and lucky is she who
One day this week there were 24,
947 pounds of grain received at the
new warehouse, which was the sur
plus product of our small ranches on
the river, Grain raising is rather a
new enterprise in this vicinity, but
judging from the surplus of this sea
son it may yet prove to be one of our
leading industries. Badger.
We were in error last week in our
account of the beaching' of the City
of Napa, in stating that the vessel
had lain off for. fourteen days await
ing an opportunity to sail into Black
lock Harbor. She arrived and sailed
right in, laid some moorings, and
was getting ready to take a cargo
when heavy seas set in, whereupon
she sailed out and laid off for only
three days. Returning, she was
making ready to load, when heavy ,
swells came in from the westward
and finally overwhelmed her.
School Closed. Prof. W. S.Guer
in's school across the river closed for
the term last Friday with appropri
ate .exorcises. Next Saturday, as
School Superintendent the Professor
will make tbe round of the schools
in the southern portion of the county.
On the 20th of the present month he
opens and eight months' term of school
at the Cape.
The Fair. To-day the fair at Co
quille City opens under the auspices
of the Southwest Oregon Agricultu
ral Association, and the outlook is fa
vorable for some spirited racing and
a, good stock exhibit Hon. J. M.
Siglin will deliver the opening ad
dress. For the past few weeks the sea has
been rougher along here than usual
for this time of year, especially for
so long a period together.
The schooner Orion which sailed
from Port Orford on the 1st took the
last of the season's work . of Nay's
FINALi PROOF NOTICE.
Land Office at Eosebubo, Oeeqon 1
September 29th, 1884. J
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
that the following named settler has
tiled notice of his 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, at Ellensburg, Oregon, on
Saturday, November 15, 1884,
Viz: HANS NELSON Homestead, No.
8275, for the Lots 3 and 4, Section 2, and
Lots 1 and 2, Section Township 31, South
of Kange 15 "West. ?
He names the following witnesses to Drove
J his continuous residence upon and cultiva-
1 irr rif aaiA lirtd in?
John N. Langlois, 11. F. Shoemaker, Win.
JJx andF.lI.. Langlois, all of Denmark, Or.