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About Southwest Oregon recorder. (Denmark, Curry County, Or.) 188?-18?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1884)
DENMARK, CURRY COUNTY, OREGON TUESDAY, DECEMBER I, 1884.
CUT IT THROUGH.
It is rather singular that no effort
lias boon made yet to cut the trail
through from Fern ridge south of
Willow creek; via Eight-mile prairie
and Jim Wilson's place, to Eckley;
though in a direct lino from Ander
son's place on Willow creek to Mr.
"Wilson's place is only about six
miles, with an even and continuous,
nnd generally open ridge to ' follow
the whole way. The travelling dis
tance could not be more than eight
miles on an easy grade with no
streams to cross, while it is now about
soventeen to eighteen miles to travel
by any of the present routes. Con
sidering the population of that 'local
ity, present and prospective, and the
much greater ease with which sup
plies might be got from here than
from Port Orford, where they now
get them. It is wonder that our
merchants and the settlers out there
have not long ago taken steps to se
cure a through trail. Twenty-five
dollars would probably cover the
cost of opening the trail in good
fchapa See to it that it is no longer
The Carcy Crowd. If there is a
distinguishing feature about theCarey
boys, it is that they all have some
fun stowed away. The other night
"Jes" and Elwood tarried over at the
Denmark hotel. Someone in the
crowd in front mistook "Jes" for
"Ace," and thereby hangs a tale (not
tail). The delusion was humored for
sometime, and, if Elwood had not
broke the shell it would have been
abiding yet. As a last resort the
party mistaken said: "You are Careys,
Aco' or no 'Ace.' Shake you up in a
bag and pour you out upon the
ground, it would little matter which
bobbed his head up first, Ace, Jes,
Elwood or Dave, you are all Careys,
and all talk French alike." The junior
that is, the Dovil, walked off then,
probably too full (of laughte) for ut
terance. Sold Out. Elsewhere in this is
sue we mention the fact that J. W.
Bennett has sold his interest in the
Coos Bay Neics to "Gus," his broth
er. Joe. Bennett has been connectod
with the Neics for many years, and
we cannot but regret to lose him
from the craft uSig." ought to feel
sad after J. W. goes out, because
their interests and principles have
been linked together for so many
years. They are both Democrats of
the ingrained kind. "Gus," however,
will pull it through all right.
Removed. Somehow there is a
faocinatioa for settlers in Southern
Coos. All 'right There is some
good land up along the foot-hills that
has not been found yet up that way.
That part of the country practically
bolozig.5 to Curry anyway.-
' NEW STORE FOU PORT ORFORD.
Definite advices have reached rep
resentative parties at Port Orford to
the effect that a general merchandise
establishment will be opened yet this
Winter at that place with a $50,000
stock of goods. It is understood that
A. Crawford of San Francisco, who
has. large landed interests in this
county, is the moving spirit in the
enterprise, and that he has purchased
the store building and other property
in Port Orford owned by Joseph Bas
sett The store building is now be
ing fitted up and put in shape to re
ceive the goods which presumably are
now en route, and all available boats
'are being painted, caulked and gen
erally 'overhauled to lighter the
cargo from the vessel. Something
like two years since, two civil engi
neers, whose names we cannot now
recall, went to Port Orford to make
estimates on the probable cost of a
wharf at that place, and as one of
them is interested with Sir. Crawford
in the store enterprise and will be
resident partner, it is quite likely
that work on a wharf will be com
menced early in the Spring.
SHOULD TAKE US IN.
The Humboldt Standard reaches
up into Coos andTJurry for news, and
as a matter of fact Southwest Ore
gon is practically a California colony.
We have no interests in common with
the Commonwealth we are politically
allied to, and as a material proposi
tion we would be better off attached
the Golden State politically, as we
are in interest. Portland is to blame
for the feeling of estrangement which
pervades our people, for she has cap
ital and could, if she thought it worth
the effort give us a weekly steamer,
say to Coos Bay, the Coquille, Port
Orford, Ellensburg and Port Black
lock. The amount of traffic which
could thuJS be built up would bo sim
ply immense. We have lumber, fish,
dairy products and wool to exchange
for merchandise, all which now goes
to and comes from San Francisco.
Under existing conditions if any of
us want to go io Oregon we must go
to San Francisco to start; this is ab
surd and ridiculous, yet it is true.
Edwin Crook, from this end of
Coos county was here a few days ago
aud assured us that the county road
from our county line to Bandon would
be ready for wagon travel this Win
ter yet This is as it should be let
us have roads. Mr. Rosa, near Ban
don, is thoroughly awake to the fact
that a large proportion of the north
side population would become large
buyers of lumber at his mill if that
road was put through. At present,
there are two new houses being built
in this couuty near the line, of split
lumber; a thing which would not be
thought of if the road was there.
Last Tuesday night there was an
immense gathering of the Democratic
faithful at the school house on the
north side to celebrate the triumph of
right over wrong, or the election of
Cleveland and Hendricks. After sev
eral speeches and three cheers and a
tiger, the hall was cleared and dancers
held sway for the remainder of the
For the benefit of such of our read
ers as may desire to try the experi
ment of sowing perennial red clover,
we will say that seed can be had at
Capt Lorentzen's for the low price of
sixty cents per pound. Also, timo
thy seed for 10 cents.
Burnham's mill is being enlarged
enlarged so as to make room for a
planer, grist mill etc., and notices are
posted for a road from here to the
mill and thence on, to the landing.
Mr. W. H. Averill has succeded in
raising the frame for his pile driver,
and has commenced driving piles for
the bridge he is building.
Mr. J. W. Bebee, who was here
sometime since, has taken a place
adjoining that of Mr. Laughead's.
M. H. TE YOUNG SHOT.
Mr. H. DeYoung, proprietor cf the
San Francisco Chronicle, was shot
twice on the 19th. inst, by Adolph
Spreckles, the Hawaiian sugar king.
At last accounts DeYoung was in a
critical condition, and Spreckles un
der surveillance. The trouble grew
out of an article which appeared jn
the Chronicle, in which it was inti
mated that Spreckles would eventu
ally absorb and become the owner of
the Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar
Co., leaving nothing but valueless
certificates to the company. A third
shot struck some books in DeYoung's
hands or he would have been killed.
The shoulder blade was slightly
shattered and broken, pieces of the
bone remain in the wound. It is
feared that these pieces, may induce
supperation and high fever. If these
broken pieces can be removed the
danger will be lessened. DeYoung's
friends express great anxiety over
his case. Although the doctors re
fuse to make any absolute state
ment, his condition is well known at
present, and they entertain the grav
est fears. Should inflammation set in
near the sub-clavian artery, and the
artery burst, nothing could gave his
life. Spreckles has been placed un
der surveillance. There is no prob
ability of his escaping from the cjty,
even should he desire to do so.
The vessels due at this port have
failed thus far to put in an appear
ance. The "boys" at Jerry's Flat had a
shooting match last week for chick
S. B. Gardner has leased a part of
his place to Cash Lockwood who will
put it in grain.
Hon. H. G. Blake and wife and
Miss Laura McVey, of Chetco," are
visiting friends at this place.
Weather fine this week the best
we have ever seen during the month
of November since we have been on
It. E. Tinker has rented of Wm.
Rumley his valuable stock range and
fishing grounds, and moved on the
place last week.
On Thanksgiving night quite a
number of our young folks, and a
few of the older ones got together
and had a social dance, and we are
told they had a good time.
Dr. Downing, of Port Orford, made
a professional visit to Rogue river
last week to see Mrs. Doyle, who has
been afflicted with an inflamed eye
for some time past The lady is fast
R. D. Hume has (matched "Maple-
wood" against the Smith river horse
"Clipper" for 750 against 500. The
race will be run at Rogue .river, but
it is not definitely known when it
will come off.
Extensive preparations are now
being made on Euchre beach , to ex
tract the "precious" from the black
sand with excellent prospects for the
immediate sluicing off of the gray
sand. Chinamen have claimes all
along the beach from Rogue river
up to the Cooley mine, which is in
readiness to commence work after
the first storm, while further up
William Rumley has repaired old
and built new flumes and is confident
of a rich harvest We did not learn
whether Wm. McMann, who has a
valuable claim, will do anything this
Winter or not
The postoffice at Mrs. Ary Ben
nett's place on the Summit, near
WThite Rock, has been abandoned and
the patrons thereof have been in
structed to depend on Denmark for
W. L. Cox, has purchased Jeff.
Thrift's claim northeast of Mr. Thor-
haven's. It is an excellent place,
and we wonder that Jeff let loose
COOS BAY NEWS.
The mill at Parkersburg has closed
down. . "
The schooner Coquille will go
to Marshfield and load at Dean &
Co's milL '
The O. S. L Co's steamer, Alki,will
take a load of Newport coal to San
Chris Danielson expects to launch
the new vessel at Grube's mill next
Joe McGrew of Marshfield had a
severe stroke of paralysis of the left
side last week
Joseph C. Dean, says the Herald,
goes to the Columbia by the present
trip of the Coos Bay.
.The opening of Prof. M. C. Mil
ler s'commercial school has been un
avoidably delayed, but will open Jan
uary 5th. . ,
Five yoke of cattle from the Co
lumbia river came down over the
road last week, to engage in logging
on Coos Bay.
J. W. Bennett has disposed of his
interest in the Coos Bay News to his
brother, G. A. Bennett who is now
Mr. A. Grimsley went to Roseburg
last week to meet his wife, whom he
expected from Virginia. They ar
rived here last night Herald.
There will be- a grand shooting
match at Coquille City on ChristmEB
day, by Hunt Bros, for' one dozen
turkeys, two dozen chickens and a
We are reliably informed, says the
Herald, that a brick kiln will be put
up here the coming season. This is
a thing much needed, and will prove
Jon Sternberg's house and contents
at North slough -were destroyed by
fire a week ago last Saturday. It
was a large structure and, in addi
tion to the furniture contained his
TheATeics says: "P. C. Durgin in
tends keeping a crew of men employ
ed at his logging camp, on Isthmus
slough, this Winter, making roads
and getting things in readiness for
next Summer's work
C. Lenherr and wife of Myrtle
Point were wassengers on the last
steamer, on their way to the New
Orleans exposition, after visiting
which, they will visit relatives and
friends in Mississippi. Hlinois, Ohio
and other States.
Mrs. S. S. Bailey, arter an absence
of nearly three years, returned to the
bay last week She arrived just in
time to join in the festivities at Nor
man's hall in honor of the election of
Cleveland, wh,ich she could do with
cheerfulness, as her husband won
bout 10,000 on the result
A Chinaman employed at Dean &
Co's mill at this place bit his tongue
in two last Tuesday. He was push
ing slabs and had his tongue thrust
out between his teeth, when a slab
struck him under the chin, knocking
him down and causing him to bite off
nearly an inch of his tongue. Mail.
At Myrtle Point last week a poker
game was raided on the complaint of
a "victim," and six players fined 50
each, while proprietor of the house
was muctJed in the sum of 200. One
of the cinched players -was the man
Frick, somewhat known in these
Dr. Downing's wife and children
passed down to Port Orford the other
day, in company with a neice of our
friend Mr. Benson. We think the
doctor will be happy now, that his
little household treasures about him.
Mr, E. M. Blackerbee is hauling
the wreck of the schooner City of
Napa over to Langlois & Nelson's.
from whence it will be taken to the
Mr. Dick Richard passed through
Denmark Thursday last on his way to
BOOT AND SHOEMAKER
Custom work a specialty. Repairing
S. N, A. DOWNING, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
PORT ORFORD, OREGON.
Galls promptly attended in any part of the
ixmnty ana adjacent parts.
J. A. GBAY. J. M. 8IGLIN.
ATTORNEYS and COUNSELORS AT LAW,
"Will practice in all cf the State and Federal
J. AV BENNETT,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
CollEctions a Specialty. Office in Coos Bay
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Particular attention will be paid to Land
J. II. UI'TON,
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER ,
Real Estate and Collection Agent,
Denmark, Curry Co., Oregon.
LANDS AND TOWN PROPERTY
bought and sold for a fair commissi! n.
taxe paid and a general agency bus
TIMBER LAND NOTICE.
US. LAND OFFICE, ROSEBURG, 011-
egon, October 16, 1884. Notice is here
by given that Zaccheus Boice has applied to
purchase the NW of SE of Section 2,
Township 6 boutn, liange 15 West, Will.
Mer. under the act of Congress of June 3,
le78, lor tne sale of timber lands in Califor
nia. Oregon Nevada and Washington Ter
ritory. Any and all persons claiming ad
versely any of the above land most file their
claim with the Register of the Roseburg
Land Office during the sixty days publica
tion hereof, and failing to do bo, their rights
will be barred by statute.
w. r. JiiSNJAMlN, Register.
Vf OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT BY
X 1 virtue of a warrant duly issued .out of
the County Court of the State of Oregon for
the County of Curry to me directed, com
manding me to levy upon the goods and
chattels of the delinquent tax payers named
in the delinquent tax roll for the year 1883
thereto attached, and if none be found, then
upon the real property as set forth and de
scribed in said tax roll, or so much thereof
as shall satisfy the amount of taxes charged
thereon, together with costs and expenses,
I have this 10th day of November, levied up
on the following described pieces or parcels
ui iHiiu as set iorin in saiu tax list, situated
in Curry County, Oregon, known, descriled
and assessed as follows: McGraw, E. W.,
and wife, NX of Wm. Tichenor's Donation
Claim No. 37, Sections 4 and 5, Township
No. 33, S. R. 15 west; Lot 1, Section 7 and
Lot 1, Sec. 8; and the following blocks and
tide lands in Port Orford, according to the
Fitzhugh map filed August 27, 1881: Block
28 and tide land south of and adjoining it,
also Blocks 56, 68, 69, 88, 57, 58, 90, 91, 92,
93, 139, 188, 140, City of Port Orford, and
improvements, assessed at $2,323, taxed at
fifty-one dollars and eleven cents ($51 11)
Monday, December 15, 1884, .
At the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon at
the Court House door in said coanty, I will
sell the same at public auction to the higH
est bidder therefor in U. S. gold coin, to
satisfy said txes and costs.
Dated this 15th day of November, 1884.
' Sheriff of Curry County.
THE BANDON HOTEL.
Randon, Coos Co., Or.
M. E. ANDERSON, Proprietors.
THIS HOUSE HAS BEEN ELEGANTLY
furnished, and is at once the home of
the tourist. The 4iouse is easy of access to
the steamer landing. The table is supplied
with the best the market affords and no
pains spared to render comfort to guests.
NORTH STAR HOTEL, ,
This House is centrally located, roomy, and
. generally adapted for the convenience -'
and quietude of its patrons.
GOOD FEED STABI E ATTACHED.
Meals, 37 cents. Board by the week at
corresponding rates. The publio
are invited to call.
A. M. GILLESPIE,
VfOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL
J-i whom it may concern: That 1 will
not be responsible for any debts uiy wifi-,
Alice Long, may contract from and clttf
this date. Dated Novenjber 'Si, l4.