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DENMARK, CURRY COUNTY, OREGON: TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1885.
UirilNHAM'.S MILL. '
"Wo paid a visit to t!io above estab
lishment one day last week, and were
surprised at the amount of improve
ments thereabout which ' had been
made since our last visit, considering
the stormy character of the Winter
so far. The mill frame has been com
pleted 40x170 and ' one half of it
pat tinder roof. . The tramway has
been extended in the direction of the
landing a considerable distance, while
the structure intended for the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Burnham has
been nearly completed. It is the in
tention of the management to have
the tramway completed and cars run
ning to the landing by steam during
the coming April. Since his return
from the city accompanied by his
bride, Mr. B. seems full of hope for
the future of his enterprise, while
Mrs. B. appears to enjoy her new sur
roundings right heroically. The lat
ter arrived on the Coast from Massa
chusetts but a short time since.
Second Crop Cabbages. We plant
ed last Spring a considerable number
of Early Dwarf Cabbages, which, in
due time headed tip and were cut "off
and iv-ed. The 'stumps, which were
left standing, comrdenced sending
out sprouts soon after the rains sat
in in September, from three to five to
the stump. ' These in due time devel
oped into nice, plump heads, as avail
r.ble for table use as the first or sin
g e head crop had been. From this
experience we take it that it will pay
to save the stumps of the early cab
bages. Shooting Match and Party. On
Friday, February, 13, at Denmark,
there will be a shooting match ,for a
beef and such other prizes as may be
deemed acceptable by the shootist
A list h:is been opened at "the post
office where those wanting a chance
in the bovine may subscribe for as
many shots as may 'be desired. In
the evening a party will be given in
the school house.
Calf Mortality. A disease seems
to afflict calves ia this section which
proves fatal in more cases than the
unlucky losers relish altogether.
They seem to be attacked with scours,
when they grow weak and rapidly re
duce in flesh, and then die. Mr.
Averill has lost some, and we have
lost two, while Mr. Boice and 'others
have a lot on the hick list.
Carried Off. The hog-law peti
tion which was in the postoffice for
signatures has been carried off. In
asmuch as it was probably taken by
somoone friendly to the movement
no harm will result, but something
should have been-said by the party
taking it in order that another might
be but in its place.
Send Them On. Gentlemen- hav
ing the hog law petitionsin hand will
please forward same as soon as filled
either to Representative ' Sutton or
Senator Siglin. The session is short
and it is necessary that petitions
should bo presented to the Legisla
ture without delay.
Sign ta A petition is in circulation
in this section praying for the enact
ment of:a law directed against the
manufacture and sale in this State of
oleomargarine imder the guise of
dairy butter.- The petition is at this
office awaiting signatures.
Mr. Pat Hughes was up from Sixes
river Monday ' '
Messrs. Clark & Dwycr were in
town during the week '
Don't forget to sign the anti-oleomargarine
petition at this office.
Appropriations of the public lands
hereabout continue withou abatement.
. It is said that Capt. James Caughell
has gone on a whaling expedition to
tho Arctis. '
The tug Peiican left Ellensburg
last week, taking as passengers Mr.
Finely and family, Judge and Mrs'
Woodruff, and Mr. Robt- Zumwalt.
OXCE MOKE TO THE BREACH.
There ought to be a determined, in
dustrious effort made' to secure the
passage during, the present session, of
a law to 'regulate or restrain the man
ufacture or sale within the borders of
Oregon . of that filthy compound
known as "Oleomargarine" or bull
butter. The Northwestern Farmer
and Dairyman states that tons of the
stuff are imported to Portland from
other States and sold as the genuine
product of dairies at greatly, reduced
figures. Several States have enacted
laws for the sbatement of the nuisance
and fraud, and we hope Oregon's
Legislature will give practical atten
tion to the matter during this session.
We have called attention to the ieed
of stringent legislation in this behalf
during each recurring session of our
Legislature for several years. Let
something be idone and at once.
Curry county is vitally interested in
the issue, for dairying is one of her
chief resources, and whatever tends
to glut the market for butter cheapens
the genuine product of our .dairies,
and depreciation of the value of dairy
stock and dairy farms must result.
Sections 6 and 7 of the New York law
are as follows, and we can conceive
of no excuse for our Legislature neg
lecting the needed protection to so
important an industry as butter dairy
ing has come to be in our State1: .
No person shall manufacture out of
any oleaginous substance or sub
stances, or any compound of the same
other than that produced from una
dulterated milk, or of cream from the
same, any article designed to take the
place of butter, or cheese produced
from pure unadulterated milk, or
cream of the same, or shall sell or
oiler for sale, the same as an article
of food. This provision shall not ap
ply to pure skim-milk cheese, made
from pure skim-milk. "Whoever vio
lates the provisions of this' section
shall be; guilty of a misdemeanor,
and be punished by a fine of not less
than one hundrednor more thanlrm
hundred dollars, or not less than six
months' nor more than one year's im
prisonment, or, both such fine and
imprisonment for the first offense,
and by imprisonment for one year for
each subsequent offense.
No person shall offer, sell, or ex
pose for sale, in full packages, butter
or cheese branded or labeled with a
false brand or lable as to county or
State in which the article is made.
Whoever violates the provisions of
this section is guilty of a misde
meanor, and shall be punished by . a
fine of not less than twenty -five or
more than fifty dollars, or imprison
ment of not less than fifteen, or more
than thirty days for the first offense
and fifty dollars or thirty days im
prisonment for each subsequent
It will be found upon the. test that
it will pay those who raise hogs to
confine them in an enclosure. -
Mr. E. Dodge has been getting out
rails all Winter to complete the en
closure of his place near here.
Mr. Robert Burnham was at Den
mark Monday, for the first time since
his return from San Francisco.
Capt. Lorentzon has rented S. J.
Culver's farm for the season. Hay
will be the principal crop, we under
stand.' . A large tree fell across the bridge
on the road between Ellensburg and
Bagnell's ferry, smashing it com
pletely. The Northwestern Farmer and
Dairyman wonders why so few
women are employed , in butter and
cheese dairies, for the oversight of
which they are so peculiarly quali-fit-L
The pay of messengers to Wash
ington with the Electoral vote aggre
gated the snug little sum of $8,468,
50. Oregon's messenger has the ad
vantage in the matter of pay, the dis
tance between the capital of the State
and Washington city being computed
at three thousand one hundred and
bix miles and the pa 7 of the messen
ger at 25 cents a . mile,- aggregating
POKT OKFORD NOTES.
' Mr. D. Divelbiss was in town this
week laying in supplies. ,
Mr. Charles Jackson, who pur
chased the Huntley place was here
this week laying in supplies. Mr. J.
is fencing and otherwise improving
his place, and will make.it bloom like
the rose.' .
It seems to be the desire of many
here to organize an A. O. U. "W. lodge.
If the lodge at Coos Bay will be kind
enough to inform this office where
communication can be, made for - the
necessary steps to -be taken in the
matter, it will be esteemed as a favor.
There is no reason why a lodge should
not flourish in this community.
Mr. Jas. Lockhart has let a con
tract to the Springer brothers, Nick
and Frank, to clear the half block ho
purchased of Mr. Richards. When
this work is completed and lumber
can be had Mr. L. will commence the
erection of his residence. It would
be a good scheme to donate the peo
ple one lot each, scattered over quite
an area, with the proviso that a suit
able building should be erected there
on within a stated time. By this
means we could shortly have a flour
The school question has been agita
ting this community recently, and it
seems to bo the expressed wish of all
to have some steps taken immediate
ly toward the establishment of a long
er term of school than is usually had
here, the district now providing for
only a tlireje months' session which is
inadequata Our population is in
creasing steadily by immigration as
well as by an occasional bran new ar
rival, and if those interested in the
matter would step to the front and
make the necessary arrangements
there would be sufficient subscribed
by each family to prolong the term at
least six months; " . v
Mr. Barry, accompanied by several
workmen; went out tc Elk river on
the 13th 0 locate lines preparatory to
putting up' fences, which will enclose
quite an area, and the workmen will
proceed immediately to grub and
clear the brush from a large portion
of the land. Mr. Barry means busi
ness, as his improvements will dem
onstrate in the future, and will make
things boom. Mr. Barry calculates
Jk break ground in the Spring and
initiate the soil with a varjety of
grains and fruit trees, which latter
move is commendable as there is no
good reason why fruit should not do
well in this community. Mr. Barry
has just returned from his posses
sions and states that tho men are
busily engagod in erecting quarters,
and that ere long every thing will be
The Port Orford Sunday School is
in a flourishing condition under the
direction of tho amiable and - Chris
tian lady, Mrs. Capt Tichenor. This
lady is endeavoring by her gentle
persuasion to better the condition the
juveniles, likewise ye older heads.
The little school house is usually
filled to repletion, and each person is
asked to select a verse and read it,
when the construction thereof is com
mented upon by each. The singing
is heartily engaged in by all, and af
ter services a prayer is offered by the
lady when the usual little advocate
and card of instruction is given the
pupils. If more of Port Orford peo
ple would join in this grand and sub
lime enterprise the morals of the
younger portion of. the commuity
would not go ostray, and in a very
short time a resident minister could
be provided for.
The .Douglas Tndepcnient states
that a cow belonging to J. A. Booth,
of Coles valley, recently gave birth
to tnree calves, on male and two fe
males. They are largo and fat and
growing finely, and so nearly alike
that they cannot be told apart
- - COOS COUNTY.
Four ocean steamers, Al-KI, Coos
Bay, Areata and Santa Maria were in
the Bay last week at one time, be
sides several sailing vessels.
The tug Katie Cook has been laid
up at Parkersburg, for the purpose
of having her deck raised one foot,
and some necessary repairs made.
A crew of men are at work on the
wreck of the tug Sol Thomas, and it
is tho intention to raise the hull and
float it ashore when the machinery
will be removed.
A boat containing Mrs. Ben Dclau
nay and child, of Marshfield, and six
others,capsized near the mouth of
the Umpqua last Saturday morning,
but fortunately no lives were lost.
So far this Winter there has been
very little snow on the road between
Coos Bay and Roseburg, and with
two or three exceptions the mails
have beon carried through the
S. S. Bailey, formerly of Marshfield
fell through the sky light while su
perintending the removal of snow
from the roof qf his residence in East
Portland, last week, and three of his
ribs were broken.
A little child of Mrs. Williams, on
Pine ; street, was accidently struck
with a butcher knife in the hands of
its mother, last Saturday, and the
end of its nose was almost cut off,
the peice hanging by a little bit of
Capt Parker has commenced build
ing a steam launch at Parkersburg
for private use on the Coquille.
The dimensions will be, length 40
feet, beam 6 feet A pew style of
rotary reversible engine has been or
dered from the East, and the boat is
expected to make fast time.
John C. Wjeaver, the boy drowned
with his fathefrjiu Hayne's slough on
the 22nd of last month, was found
last Tuesday, about noon, by Herman
Larsen, who was on his way to North
Bend in a small boat The body had
drifted into the Miller branch cf
Hayne's slough, and at the time it
, was found it was about four miles
from the place whore the man and
boy were supposed to have been
drowned. It was floating in th wa
ter feet down, with only a small por
tion of the head and hair above the
THE LATEST NEWS.
It is estimated that the blockade
cost tho O. R. & N. Co. 1300,000.
The snow blockake on the O. R. &
N. is raised and trains are running on
The ice gorge in the Columbia
above Vancouver shows no signs of
George S. Nelson, a citizen of Yam
hill county since 1810, died last week
in Lafayette, aged 83 years.
v The Portland charter committee
recomended that no salaries be paid
to Mayor and Councilmen of the city.
Chief Justice Waite has been
stricken with paralysis; it is rumored
that Frelinghuysen will succeed him.
The Oregon Pacific has been com
pleted from Corvallis to Yaquina Bay
and the people of both places
are jubilant as in duty bound.
J. S. Clarkson, Iowa member of the
Republican National Committee, as
serts that St John did make over
tures to withdraw from the canvass
for $25,000 cash. ' ' ;
Mrs. Blnine refused to assist Presi
dent Arthur in his New Year's enter
tainment at the "White House, believe
ing his course in the late campaign
intended to defeat her husband. k
The widow of Mark Hopkins, of
California, will build a residence at
Great Barrington, Mass., that to
gether with tho grounds, will cost
.$5,000,001, employing 1.000 men for
i three years.
ST. VALENTINE) PARTY.
AT- , . -
Friday Evening, February 12.
The best of Music has been engaged,
and a pleasant time is assured
to all who may attend.
Dancing Tickets (ladies free) $ .50
Supper, each person.: JiO
- - POSITIVELY NO CEEDIT.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Particular attention will be paid to Land
J. A. OBAY. J. M. 8IQLIN.
SIGLIN & GRAY,
ATTORNEYS and COUNSELORS AT LAW,
. MARSHFIELD, OREGON.
Will practice in all cf the State and Federal
J. W. IIENNKTT,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Collections a Specialty. Office in Coos Bay
' S. N. A. DOWNING, M. I).,
Physician and Surgeon,
PORT ORFORD, OREGON.
Calls promptly attended in any part of tho
County and adjacent parts.
J. II. UITON,
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER,
Heal 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-,
BOOT AND SHOEMAKER
Custom work a specialty.' Repairing
neatly done. "
Miss Jennie Malehorn,
Resident Music Teacher,
Lessons given on the Piano or Organ.
NORTH STAR HOTEL
This House is centrally located, roomy, and
generally adapted for the convenience
and quietude of its patrons.
GOOD FEED' STABJE ATTACHED.
Meals, 37 cents. Board by the week at
corresponding rates. . The publio
are invited to call.
A. M. GILLESPIE.
THE BAN DON HOTEL.
liandon. Coos Co., Or,
M.' E. ANDERSON, Proprietors.'
rrHIS HOUSE HAS BEEN ELmANfXY
X furnished, and is et once the home of '
mu luurisi. xue nouse is easy 01 access to
iuo utouuior miming, vine tamo is supplied
with the best the market affords and no 1
pains spared to render comfort to cuests.
From and after this date we v$il
Shoe Horses all round for $1-50 each.
Maul Rings made of best Swedish
Iron for 50 cents per jair.
All other work neatly dono- and
warranted at corresponding rates.
We do no twLclu work,-. 'Hud don't
you forget it.