Volume II. DENMARK, CURRY COUNTY, OREGON : TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1884. Number 15. NEARLY FINISHED. Mr. Knapp's new structure in Port Orford is approaching completion. It was built as much for a commodi ous private residence, as for what it will be immediately devoted to, a hotel. As a model of permanence it perhaps has no superior in Southwest Oregon. First a box wall, then lined inside and out with inch lumber nailed up at an angle of 45 degrees nieasurod by the level of the base. Then the outside is again covered with neat, narrow rustic. Within the two main rooms are wainscoted, above which a neat job of papering lias been done. One capacious brick lireplaco graces the gentlemen's sit ting room, while tho ladies' is sup pled with a beautiful marbleized iron mantel enclosing a grate intended to burn coal. Tho dining room is large and airy, extending eastward of the main building forty feet The sec ond story is divided up into capacious and well lighted and ventilated sleep ing apartments. "When the new house is ready for occupancy, the old one will be torn down and removed. Tho work on the house was done by Messrs. T. J. Lindberg, John Ded mond and Charley Crockett, all un der tho surperintendence of Mr. Knapp himself who displayed extra ordinary tact in tho whole matter. LEG BROKEN. Our Ellensburg correspondent says: "Frank Clarno, who resides some five miles above town, met with a very severe accident last Thursday, in trying to lower a wagon down a steep hill by hand. He was unable to manage it, and the wagon ran over him breaking one leg just below the knee, and dislocating tho ankle of the other leg. As there was no surgeon in this vicinity, Mr. S. L. Curry performed the task of setting the limbs, mean while a messenger was sent for Dr. Downing of Port Orford. At last accounts Mr. Clarno was resting easy and appeared to be doing well. That was rather an odd wrinkle in corporated in a road petition lately circulated, praying for a road from the southeast corner of J. P. Rus sell V place, thence west on that line as nearly as the creek will permit, (keeping, however, always south of it), across the present County road until it strikes the new piece of road lately opened from the present road to the bridge site, thence along this other road, crossing the bridge and to a tree some distance north of it. The settlers up the creek ought to have an outlet - to the County road, and the course indicated seems a good one. j Writers on farm topics are gener wiso in their conclusions, but they aro liable to go astray. For instance, it is claimed that sheep continually fertilize the soil. Did it never occur to these wise acres that sheep cannot givo back to the soil more than they take away? It is possible to mako a spot hero and there richer by corral ing sheep on them; but other parts aro impoverished by the process. If nothing more than the growth of wool be taken from the land it is im poverished by so much. "What with the 2 per cent. State, county and school tax, a special school tax in this district of perhaps 2 per cent, and the regular road and poll tax, this vicinity is taxed about 0 per cent this year. To this may be tidded sundry sums subscribed by different parties to construct a bridge across Floras creek. Yet, notwith standing the burden seems heavy, the tax payers do not complain, as tho occasion for such expenditure has long been urgent The stringers are laid across Floras creek fcr the bridge, the apron on the tho north side is built and planked, and the necessary false work built in iho ceu tor of the creek. Evidently tlio work will bo completed in a few wee-s. BKEIVTIES. An immense stock of flour at Av erill's. "Who has the dictionary belonging this school district?, Port Orford will celebrate Christ mas with a Cleveland ball. J. "W. "Wilson and wife, of Eckley, were at Denmark last week. Messrs. Clark & Dwyer were down from the mountains last week "We are informed that work on the breakwater at Bandon will cease this week. County Surveyor Fitzhugh has about completed a map of this town ship. We will pit Jim Russell against the whole Floras croek region as a speller. iMrs. Shoemaker and daughter, Miss Nellie, of Nob hillwere in Den mark last week. Langlois & Nelson have made ex tensive improvements in the interior of their store recentlj. , Mr. D. E. Stitt fell from the frame work of tho bridge last week and was somewhat shaken up. The Ellensburg Business Associa tion have a nice lot of chairs which they are selling at a low figure. Our friend Judge Dewey will edit te Gazette during Representative Sut ton's absence at the Legislature. Capt. Lorontzen has been hauling lumber from the mill during the past week to complete some inside "finish ing. Messrs. Chris Long and Ed. Sypher left here with a pack animal last week for the Sallal Springs country on a hunt At the school meeting Saturday, N. C. Lorentzen was elected to fill the unexpired term of J. H. Upton, re signed. N. C. Lorentzen's notice offering clover seed for sale last week should have read 16 cents a pound instead of 60 cents. "Competition is the life of trade." Langlois & Nelson shoe horses all ronnd for $1 50 each. See ad. else where on this page. O. S. I. Co's steamer Al-Ki is so large (or Coos Bay is so small) that she cannot turn round and will have to back out of the Bay. The contractor has given his order at Burnham's mill for the lumber necessary to build the school house. Now look for a pull through the mud holes. County Surveyor Fitzhugh is en gaged to-day running some lines for Mr. J. E. Hawkins. This week Mr. F. will go below to do surveying for parties near Ellensburg. The Burnham mill near this place is being enlarged to more than double its present size, so as to accommodate a planer and grist mill. Raise wheat and get it ground at home. The District Clerk's Assessment Roll shows among other things that the assessed valuation of all proper ty in the District is $24,584. Num ber of acres of land, 4,728; value, ex clusive of improvements, 12,059. Number of sheep, 78; value, $94. Number of cattle, 80; value, $1,G36. Number of horses, 3G; value, 1,625. Mrs. Capt Lorentzen, not unmind ful of the longings of ye antimony manipulator's confectionery molar, augmented his usual mid-day lunch of "salt-horse and hard-tack" last Saturday with as rich and tempting a dish of pastry as ever falls within range of his far-reaching grappling hooks. County Surveyor Fitzhugh has just completed and presented to the Recorder a handsome plat of this township, which locates all new set tiers, shows all transfers by deed to date and maps every vacant and un occupied tract Every settler and owner of land in tho township should have one. ELLENSBURG ITEMS. Mrs. Thos. Smith has been visiting in town the past week. Some of our farmers are busily en gaged preparing for the next season's crop. Miss Bell Gray has commenced on her second quarter of school in this district ' Miss Mary von der Green is teach ing a term of private school at Pis tol river. Hon. H. G. Blake and wife and Miss McVey returned to their heme in Chetco last Saturday. "We are informed that. Mr. D. E. Stitt will teach a "Winter term of school in the Gardner district Mrs. B. K. von der Green has been engaged to teach a "Winter term of school at tho mouth of Illinois river. Judge "Woodruff has been quite Sick for the past week, and Dr. Downing has been called to see him. One day last week two men from California passed through this place en route for the Floras creek country in search of homes. Neptune has been very angry for past week, hence no vessels have arrived, we fear we shall soon begin to feel hungry, if not dry. Our old friend D. L. Moore was in town this week looking hale and hearty. He says times are getting better since Cleveland was elected. "Weddings are ridiculously scarce here this season when we ' take into consideration the time squandered in horseback rides and stolen boat rides. Rev. C. E. Philbrook, formerly of this county, has located in Sierra Co. Cal., and has disposed of his valuable farm, located about four miles' up the river from this place. The purr chaser is unknown to us, but he is a California! , COOS BAY NEWS. The stage connecting Coquille City with Coaledo has ceased running on account of bad roads. , . Mr. Kruse expects to t,)mplete the Newport bunker by Christmas, if the weather is favorable. A. L. Nosier ships a lot of salt pork from Coquille City by tho outgoing schooner to San Francisco. . " 1 It is said that the new steamer for the Beaver slough trade will be ready for business in a few. days. Binger Herman has sold his inter est in the Myrtle Point store to "Wise Bros., of Ashland." . Bender will re tain his position at tho store. The new log boom being built at Pony slough, for the O. S. L Co. will be finished this week Four hundred and sixty-eight piles have been driven in its construction. Frank Ross unearthed a petrified bull frog, while digging into a hill on his farm, on Catching slough, last week The petrification is of sand stone, and is in tho possession of Dr. Tower of Marshfield. News. The cable of tho telegraph line across Coalbank slough was broken last Saturday by an anchor of the Al-Ki coming in contact with it On Monday the cable was raised and taken to Marshfield for repairs. Voorhees' majority in "Washington Territory is 146. , Blaine's friends do not think he will ever return to active politics. "Wages have been reduced 10 per cent in the wire mills at Easton, Pa. Captain Payne, theOklahomo farm er, died suddenly at Wellington, Kansas, 31st Secretary Lincoln urges the im portance of finding defenses for our sea coast and lake frontier. Over $80,000,000 was paid out of the United States Treasury in pen sions in November. Rev. Charles J. Seghers has re signed as Archbishop of Oregon and will go back to his labors in Alaska. The Connellsville Coke producers' syndicate at Pittsburg will reduce wages ot 8,000 employes December 1 from 6 to 10 per cent, . . THE LATEST NEWS. Congress convened pr the 1st inst. Fred. Grant desires an appoint ment in the army. The electoral college of the State met in Salem last "Wednesday. The latest from San Francisco says Do Young is in a fair way to recover. Passenger traffic over the Oregon Short Line was opened on the 1st inst Christians in tho western part of China aro fugitives in the wilds of Tonquin. The voting population of Oregon has increased 11,860 in four years, or nearly 30 per cent. Governor Cleveland has been ten dered a grand banquet in Philadel phia and has declined, Republicans in Pennsylvania talk of sending Blaine to the U. S. Senate to succeed Don Cameron. President Arthur has invited Mr. Cleveland to occupy the "White House previous to inauguration. The Land Office report shows that there have been 400,000 farms taken up by settlers in the last year. China and France do not seem to make much progress towards a treaty of peace that will suit both sides. During the past year more home stead claims have been taken up in Nebraska than in any" other State. It is estimated that the wool clip of this year will . amount to 300,000, 000 pounds, and be worth $85,000,000. J. G. Richardson, who illegally voted at Oregon City at the last elec tion, was fined $250 in the Circuit Court A drunken husband in New York stabbed his sick wife in the eyes on Thanksgiving night; if she recoveres she will be totally blind. Judge Denny, formerly of Portland has been appointed director of rail roads in China, holding commision to that effect from L. Hung-Ching. The . scourge in Virginia, from which over 2,000 people have died, is caused by drinking mineral water, necessitated by the long drouth. The last spike connecting the Ore gon Short Line with the O. R. & N. Co. at Huntington was driven on the 25th with appropriate ceremonies. Mrs. Logan is much more cast down because her son lost his posi tion at "West Point than because her husband failed to be elected Vice President. F. P. Hogan, of Roseburg, has re ceived the $300 reward offered by the O. & C. railroad company for the arrest of James Cunningham, station agent, who robbed the station at Medford recently. At St Louis on the 2Sth the great $1,000 watch, presented to Stevo Dor sey in 1880 at a famous Delmonico dinner, at which Conkling and Grant and Gould and a select company ot. others were present, and at which Steve was hailed as the deliverer of Indiana this famous "soap" watch has been stolen. Stevo was there at the Cattle Convention, and was sleep ing in parlor 66 of the Southern Hotel, with his watch under his pil low. "When he awoke in the morning it was gone. The Mormons have not so firm a hold upon Arizona, as they thought. A dispatch of the 28th states that the jury in the case of the United States vs. Animon Tenny, indicted for polyg amy, returned a verdict of guilty. This is the first conviction ever had in Arizona for that crime. The mor mons fearing the moral effect of tho conviction of so prominent a member of their church as Tenny, had im ported the most eminent counsel for his defense. After, conviction, bail was offered to any extent, which was refused by Judge Howard, who re manded Tenny to jail. REDUCTION IN BLACKSMITH WORK.!, From and after this date we will Shoo Horses all round for $1 50 each. Maul Rings made of best Swedish Iron for 50 cents per pair. All other work neatly done and warranted at corresponding rates. "We do no botch work, and don't you forget it. LANGLOIS & NELSON. ROBERT PASKINS, BOOT AND SHOEMAKER PORT OKFOR. Custom work a specialty. Repairing neatly done. - THE BANDON HOTEL. Bandon, Coos Co., Or. M. E. ANDERSON, Proprietors. THIS HOUSE HAS BEEN ELEGANTLY furnished, and is at once the home of the tourist. The house 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. S. N. A. DOWNING, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, POET ORFORD, OREGON. Calls promptly attended in any part of the County and adjacent parts. J. A. GRAY. J. M. 8IQLIN. SIGLIN & GRAY, ATTORNEYS axd COUNSELORS AT LAW, MARSHFIELD, OREGON. Will practice in all cf the State and Federal f Courts. ' J. XV. BENNETT, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, MARSHFIELD, OREGON. Collections a Specialty. Offioe in Coos Bay News Buildinc J. HUNTLEY, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, ELLENSBURG, OREGON. Particular attention will be paid to Land busisiness.-. J. IX. U1TON, NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER, . .ALSO. ... Real Estate and Collection Agent, Denmark, Curry Co., Oregon. LANDS AND TOWN PROPERTY bought and sold for a ' fair commission, taxe paid and a general agency busi condsucted. TIMBER LAND NOTICE. US. LAND OFFICE, ROSEBURG, OR- egon, October 16, 1884. Notice is here by given that Zaccheus Boica has applied to purchase the NW of SE of Section 2, Township 31 South, Range 15 West, Will. Mer. under the act of Congress of Juno 3, 1878, for the 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 mast ffle their claim with the Register of the Roseburg Land Office during the sixty days publica tion hereof, and failing to do so, their rights will be barred by statute. W. F. BENJAMIN, Register.