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DENMARK, CURRY COUNTY, OREGON : TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1885.
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Out of something like 400 bills in
troduced iu tho Oregon Legislature
thus far, only eight have passed and
received the Governor's signature;
I've of which wero charter bills for
small towns, one for the Now Orleans
fair appropriation, one to establish a
Norma, school at Drain, in Douglas
county, and the other fix the time for
holding Court in the First and Fifth
Among the bills which have passed
both House are the following: By
fvigliu, to amend charter of Empire
City; by Cauthorn, taking the Agri
cultural College out of the charge of
the Methodist Church; by Siglin,
asking Congress for a further appro
priation for Yaquiua Bay; byBilyeu,
to appropriate lands in favor of the
Yaquina Bay Railroad.
Koberts' bill to prevent the carry
ing of concealed weapons failed to
Sutton's bill to relieve Curry coun
iy from the payment of ?G00 in taxes
has passed the House.
The scalp bounty bill has passed
Tie bill to raise the .annual salary
of Circuit Judges to vi.',t00 is likely
The Senatorial fi.'ht. continues with
but little change in the vote as last
i-iveti. It is thought the struggle
will not end before the last hour of
the session, as was the case two years
.since. Hirsch has twenty-eight votes
ii ml will probably carry off the hon
ors if the dreaded Mitchell break can
be s taved off. Mitchell has not yet
received a vote bat he poses, as an
unpleasant Nemisis to the Hebrew
as J hurA. The Democratic compli
mentary vote has been given to tho
following gentlemen: Slater, Mc-
Arthur, Kelly, Thayer, Strahan, Bur
nett, Bonham, EiHngex and Liewen
ber. Sutton regularly casts his ballot
The Rescuers Rescued. Thursday
last Mel Titzbugh and 'Solly Ander
ru saw n huge boar capture one of
' Captain Lorentzen's lambs below
. ttin, and, lived with Quixotic ardor,
n.ade a break to the sheeplet's rescue,
1-r.t his boarship, not relishing what
l.o deemed an unwarranted interfer
ence with his methods of gaining a
livelihood, turned upon the youthful
would be rescuers, and but for the
timely appearance on tho field and
effective ham-chewing of Solly An
derson's dog, would have severely in
jured one of the boys. The boar has
beta taken up and will be killed.
Tug Party. The St. Valentine
I arty given at this place by Captain
and Mrs. Lorentzen Friday evening
v.ns, o ensidering the unpropitious
naiuro of the weather and consequent
bad roads, one of the pleasantest
littlo affairs of the kind we have had
occasion to chronicle for some tima
Aiuoiv; the lades present wero Mrs.
J. N. Langlois and Misses Euphemia
Averill, Minnie and Ellen Button,
Alice Hughes, Josephine Elam and
Maggie and Lena Lorentzen.
Pellixg Off Cheap. N. C. Lor
mtzen is selling off many articles at
ruinous rates, For example, he offers
children's calf shoes for 1; ground
h i (ices. 15 cents; agate teapots worth
oO, for?l; several lines of hard
ware and medicines at 20 per cent
Messi-s. Crawford & "Wilbur have
leased of the Fort Or ford Cedar
Company a piece of timber land from
which is to be taken the piling to be
used in the construction of the wharf
t Tort Orf ord.
Teacuer Exoaged. Tho Directors
of this school distiict have engaged
County School Superintendent Guerin
t ) teach tho next s- ssion of school at
Boi;n. At Myrtle Point, February
4. lH.Su, to the wife of F. P. Herman,
POUT OKFOltl) NOTES.
Mrs. Applebee gave birth to a boy
February 9. Both doing well.
Mr." McKenzie - was in town this
week looking over the prospects for
It is said that the steamer Hume
will soon call in to land passengers
" One of Mr. Guerin's sons is visiting
his father for a few days. Iteports
everything O. K. at Eckley. I
Dr. Downing was called up in the
Floras Creek region last week. He
reports patients doing well. j
Messrs. Jackson, Cook, Dennis Mc
Carthy and Charley Crew were all in
town to-day, making quite a bustle in
The work of getting out piling for
for tho wharf will soon be inaugu
rated by letting a contract for the
whole work or having it done by the
day. As the wharf will be quite ex
tensive, it will require a great many
Mr. Wilbur i3 having his lawn
spaded preparatory to having it land
scaped and made beautiful. This
will improve his proxerty very much
and add to his reputation in keeping
pace with the times in tho matter of
Mr. Robert Zumwalt, nephew of
IL J. Zumwalt, has purchased Mr.
Asa Carman's place of business, stock
of goods, fixtures and good will. Mr.
Carman will visit relations in the
East, and take in the "World's Expo
sition before returning.
Wm. Burnham and the Springer
Brothers have taken a contract from
Mr. Barry to fence one mile a half of
his land on Elk river. The recen
re-survey will be of grefit benefit to
the people living in that section as it
will demonstrate their own bounda
ries more correctly that heretofore.
Mr. "Wilbur was out on a tour the
fore part of the week, taking an in
ventory of the country, as it were.
In another six. months Mr. AV. will
have secured the wholesale patronage
of the merchants in the northern end
of the county. The new firm guar
antees to compete with San Francis
co, hence something more than
freight from San Francisco will be
saved to the merchants. ' -
Mr. Nygren's little boy met with a
very severe accident last evening
while he and several other little boys
were playing around the wood pile.
He was placing a stick upon the
chopping block, and before he could
get his band away one of the others
raised the ax and allowed it to de
scend upon the little fellow's hand,
cutting tho fourth and fifth bones
thereof As the boy is young the ten'
dons may. unite without much inter
ference with the movement of the
hand. Dr. Downing attended the in
Judge Woodruff and wife, of Eu
chre creek, who have been on a trip to
San Francisco, landed this morning
from the steamer Coos Bay. This
was illustrating the advantage of Port
Orford harbor over river bars, eyen in
the winter season, as the surf was so
rough at Rogue river that it was
deemed impracticable to land the
passengers there. The Judge and
his wife were accompanied by a lady
whose name I did not learn, who
goes to Rogue river to join her hus
band who recently purchased some
valuable mining claims in that vicin
ity. Mr. Robert Zumwalt also ar
rived on same steamer. All express
themselves as being well pleased
with their visit to the city.
Langlois & Nelson are offering gum
boots for from 3 75 up and 16 yards
of calico for 1. . They also sell the
celebrated "Ann and Hammer" brand
of soda and saleratus.
Mr. Jos. Cox has purchased of
Z. Boice the piece of land owned by
him and lying on the south side of
Floras creek opposite his place.
There will be more mining done
on the river this week than has' been
done for a number of years.
The latest novelty at this place was
the arrival by mail of the machinery
for a saw mill for John and Wm.
Huntley. The mill will cut lumber
for this market.
Another suit for divorce commenced
this week. From present indications
the untying of matrimonial knots
will be the jrincipal business of our
next Circuit Court.
There will be a new business boom
enaugurated t this place during the
coming season pnd we predict lively
times on F.ogua river in less than
three months hence.
Since the enactment of the game
law a new kind of animal has made
its appearance in our mountains.
They call it hyascutis, and say it very
much resembles the antelope..
There seem1 to be a scarcity of
fresh meat in this vicinity. Cannot
some one bring us in some beef, mut
ton or antelope? We are getting
hungry and feel a little bloothirsty.
We promise to ask no questions as to
marks or brands, and care but little
whether the game law is in force or
We are reliably informed that our
old friend John Fitzhugh has been
prospecting his mining claim more
thoroughly than ever before, and that
the prospect exceeds his former ex
pectations. This claim is situated on
tho north bank of Rogue river about
sixty miles from its mouth. John
has taken Wm. Day of Douglas
county, in as a partner, and during
the coming season they will make
extensive preparations for working
Mr. Wm. Huntley wishes us to an
nounce that he is a candidate for the
appointment as Collector of Customs
at . Lobster creek. He says there
would not be much to do except to
copy a few tariff articles from cam
paign documents and draw his sal-
ary-l-which latter he very much needs
in his business. If necessary, I will
vouch for Bill's Democracy, but am
not prepared to say what effect his
appointment to that office would
have on the tariff on wool.
There was quite an interesting sui
in Judge Dewey's court last Saturday.
It was an action brought to recover
possession of mining di ches and for
damages, brought by Henry Rosen
brook against Robt. Spo tsman, et al.,
A. M. Gillespie app. ring for the
plaintiff, and J. Hunciy for the de
fense. The defense sci up tho plea
that the ditches had n A been used by
the plaintiff for mor3 than one year
last past. After hearing the evidence,
and arguments of counsel, judgment
was rendered in favor of plaintiff, the
Court holding that th mere fact that
a man had not used his mining ditch
for more than a year did not prove
The Shooting Match. Friday the
shootist of this section and of Port
Orford assembled at Denmark, to
shoot for a beef put up by Capt. Lor
entzen. The fusilada commenced
early in the day for "pony purses''
continuing during the forenoon. After
dinner the marksmen opened fire
for the beef. A drizzling rain which
continued throughout the the day
of course made good "strings'' out of
the question, or a matter oi chance.
Following is tho score: G o. Fitz
hugh, first choice, 2 inch; C. Long,
second choice, 4; J. P. Olsej, third
choice, 5; F. L. Anderson, fourth
Blooded Sheep. Mr. J W. Car
man, of the bald hills, has a card on
another page of this issue of the Rc
corder setting fourth that he has a
number of thoroughbred merino
bucks and ewes for sale. Parties
contemblating improving their flocks
will do well to address Mr. Carman.
THE LATEST NEWS.
Senator Slater has a place on the
Committee of Commerce.
The inter-State commerce bill has
passed the Senate 43 to 12.
A bill to establish a reform school
for boys has passed the House.
Ex-Mayor Kalloch, of San Fran
cisco, practices law at New Whatcom,
A movement is on foot to have a
Pacific Ocean cable to connect Amer-
ca and Asia.
A marriage has been arranged be
tween Prince Victor of Wales and
Princess Clementine, daughter of
King Leopold of Belgium.
The field is clear for a square fight
for the Senatorship of Illinois be
tween W. R. Morrison, Democrat,
and John A. Logan, with the odds
against the latter.
The sword, medals, etc., of General
Grant presented to the United States
by Mrs. Grant and W. H. Vanderbilt,
have been consigned to the care of
the Librarian of Congress.
The best "mile time" is thus given
in a sporting exchange: "Locomo
tive, 0:50; running horse, 1:39
pacing horse, 2rGJ; trotting horse,
2:94; bycicle, 2:39; skating, 3 :o0;' tri
cicle, 3:3; running man, 4:163; row
ing, 5:2; snow shoes, 5:39; walking,
5:23; swimming, 12:424.
O'Donnovan Rossa who was shot
in New York on the 2d is not serious
ly hurt The woman who shot the
dynamiter was Mrs. Dudley of Eng
land. The injured man says: "It
was a premeditated affair, and this
woman was simply the engine by
which the dastardly work was ac
complished. She had no private re
vengo to gratify; no relative of hers
had been injured in the English ex
plosion. It is the work of the Eng
lish government, whose policy is to
assassinate men they could not oth
er wise reach. She is the agent of
the British Minister, or somebody
else. The woman came to me and
said she was Irish, and was rabid in
her views on dynamite. She said the
London explosion was no good, and
wanted a horrible sacrifice of life to
strike terror to the heart of Ireland's
enemies. I told her I was not en
gaged in that business, and received
no money for . such purposes. She
reiterated her statement that tho'us
ands of lives should be sacrificed in
London. She is nothing more nor
less than the agent of the British
Government employed to assassinate
me." Mrs. Dudley says of her intend
ed victim: "Rossa is a doomed man.
the sooner he gets well the sooner be
will bo ready for the second shot
Lots of people are waiting to fire it
Heand Joyce are the men henceforth
I would have shot him with an Eng
lish bulldog, only I considered he
was not worth iising an English
weapon on. Had I used a British
pistol I'd have killed him sure. If
he isn't satisfied, I'll challenge him
to meet me anywhere alone, and
armed, and he can see then whether
I am a good shot or not I didn't
try to kill him. One thing is certaid,
if he doesn't stop that that newspa
per and dynamite talk of his there
will be a contract for an undertaker
to give him and his associates coffins.'
It is evident that the woman is a
crank. Rossa will have four armed
men as body guards when he leaves
The Nlw Store. In this issue ap
pears an advertisement of the new
store at Port Orford in which Messrs
Crawford & "Wilbur make out a good
case for the patronage of the people
of this county. A good feature, and
one which will have a tendency to
stimulate the opening up of hitherto
undeveloped resources, is their wil
lingness to purchase of the people
anything marketable in San Fran
cisco. The new firm will construct a
wharf during the Summer.
I have given my son, Ed. his time.
and he is now empowered to make
contracts in his own name without
recourse on me. . L R. MECOM.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Partionlar attention will be paid to Land
, A. GRAY, j M. SIOLn.
SIGLIN & GRAY.
ATTORNEYS and COUNSELORS AX LAW,
Will practice in all cf the State and Federal
J. TV. rtENNETT,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
MARSRTIELD, OREGON. -
CollBctions a Specialty. Office in Coos Bay
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER,
Real Estate and Collection Agent,
Denmark, Curry Co., Oregon.
Lands and town property bought and
for a fair commission, taxes paid and a gen
eral agency business conducted.
WM. H. AVERILL,
.DEALE3 IS. ...
Drv Goods. Dress Goods
Staple and Fancy Goods,
Doing my own hauling, with Teams fed
fronijthe products of my own Farm,
and buying for CASH and
Selling for CASH,
I can Defy -
BOTH AS TO
PRICES AXD QUALITY
It is my ambition, no less than my fixed
determination, to offer such inducements as
shall justify the people of a very large area
of country round about in favoring ma with
S. N. A.DOWNING, 31. !.,
Physician and Surgeon,
PORT ORTpRUj-eBEGOX. y"
Calls promptly attended in any part of the
County and adjacent parts.
160 acres good hill land buildings
and some in cultivation. Good
stock range on place and ad
joining. 100 acres good upland, partly oppn
100 acres possessory right n Eik
excellent bottom, -
80 acres fin9 bottoin land, prt vny
Enquire of J. H. Upton,
Land Agent, Penmaik. .
Miss Jennie Malehorn.'
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