iKSAZffijiffiiS'rTfiESE SKjmFV ,.. -.j. ij .-.,.,. n-.-u-wm 4. Tho Const; Mail. SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1880. TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS, Stiiiki: nrMiM. Hands. I.nsl Mou (liiyiiuiiniiiK.il largo number of (ho mill hands iiiit work in consequence of tlio reduction (u two-thiids time. Tlioir wages aro not huge when run ning full time, and llio reduction (o tvi-tliirtln would lutvo left Uit'tn with out a living income from tlioir liilior. Tho subject of compensation wns compromised by Dean it Co., agreeing to pay .fill) per month, mid wIumi tlio mill is abut down oilier work will bo ftirni.ilicil. The men mo right to in sist on fair wages, mid it irt but just (o.Mr. Merchant to state Unit, lie says no complaint had been mndo to him. and tlmt ho expeeled to arrange a now mid satisfactory schedule of wages af tur Juno Int. Tlio Hliitoiiient8 circulated for Air. tiiglill's benefit, tllltl llU WIIH lIlOCIIUHO of the strike and that Merchant tele graphed for men to tako tlio place of tho strikers, uro entirely false. Coon Uiiasonh. bait week wo lieard a strong Democrat giving his reasons for supporting Alox Klaull" for County Clerk; lie said: "Iain going to vole for .Sluiill' because lie is u good man and a good clerk. I havo known Alox ever since lie wok a mere boy, and ho hat always Iteo u indus 1 lions and honest. I've soon him working hard in the mud on hit nineh to support his little family, when llydo was aioiuid the towns waiting for election to eonio ; and 1 don't think it would he light to send liim hack to the ranch after Nerving only one term. 1 havo nothing against Hyde, hut ho cmno hero to run for County Clerk and I can't nun port him as against a hardworking, honest man like Stnuirwho has lived among us for a long time mid has u laiy,e family lo support." Aooinc.vr. The up train from Hi ter City on Monday last, collided with an onipty egg-box near the depot at Ooaledo, inllii'ting a compound frac ture on the head of the box and so voiely lacerating one of kit Bides A lady who was on hoard the car, not the box, made a spring into the nir liut came to tho earth smiling nil over, thereby proving that she wan a good tempoicd an well um an able Spriiujer. That venurablo coon, the oldest inhab itant, who in thisenso wns represented by a Ihirteonyear-old boy, hut who was unable to grow much dining that time, assured us he hadn't witnessed Mich n commotion in the city for the hint four years. The engineer and fireman also, wo nro happy to nay, es caped uninjured. UoMiViKivivo. T. M. Herman, W. It. (Jetty and E. A. Anderson, viewers iipiointeil to locate tho road from the Hay to Coquillo City, commenced their work on Tuesday, accompanied by Win. Hull, surveyor, and a nuni berof nssistnnt". On Thurmlay morn ing, owing to wet weather, the work wan postponed till .lime 2d. No pains should be 'spitted by these gentloinen to get this road on the best potable ground, for it in destined to be always (ho main thoroughfare of tho county. Di:vn. I'isii. Chat. Rogers, who is employed on the tug litcort, cast bin hook for lish out mi tho Arago reef last Tuesday, and brought up with wimo dillleulty a "devil fish" the arms of which measure about live feel from tip to tip. Tho Htrauge looking ani mal was on exhibit inn at Ward A Shingle's saloon Tuesday evening, and attracting considerable attention; it was afterwards taken back on board tho Jincurl, where mi effort will he made to keep it alive. Atti:.miti:i Himioi.aiiv. Wo nro in formed that a few nighlH Binco some miscreant came to the dwelling of Mr. I. V. llowland of .Sumner in the night time and attempted to get in. Mrs. 1 lowland tho occupant, hecamo fright unci! and went to n neighbor's, after which the burglar got in at a window mid ransacked the house. Wo un derstand (hat no money nor valuables were found by him, mid he departed. Postal Aitaiiih. lion. Den Simp on, If. iS. Postal Agent, arrived on the Hay Thursday, on a tourof inspec tion into tho condition of the postal pervitin in thin county and Curry. Ho goes from hero to Ellensburg. This brunch of the service has not re ceived so thorough mi examination for many years as Mr. Simpson is giving it. P.ish Him Aiiot'M). Ono Win. Wal" ter who has been for n month or so past keeping a kind of restaurant in Tony Ward's place, absconded n few days Ninco, owing nearly every one in town. Ho protended ho was going down the Hay foru day or two recrea tion. Ho is a bilk ; look out for him 1 AcoiniOT. Mr. House, whilo at work on tho cribs had his foot badly mushed by a falling timber Home two weeks ago, and has been confined to tho liotiko the greater portion of tho time Hiuce. lie is now' able to bo about on crutches, Cait. fiiu.Niiv now commands tho Mini Lurk, of Denver Slough. Tho head onglncor, Mr. fiiow, is responsi ble, for tho working of Ihu engines, mill acquits hinuolf with groat credit lo tho company and iiiuuliKiilUjfaulioii to thg public 'I'lie IHNi'iiriftloii. Twist Monday evening, nt pursu ance of previous announcement, a Htnnll uudionco tuut at Norman's liall to listen lo a (Hrcuhhiou by 1). L WatHon and J. M. Siglin. Mr. Watson had tlio opening and clos ing, and it had been deflnately n;n;ocl by Mr. Owen that bo would not take part in the talk. A. Nusburg was called lo tho (.hair. Mr. Watson spoke about an hour, malting Nome good bits agiiiiiHt the Domocrutiu parly, though bis remarks were distinguish ed by fairness and freedom from of fensive personalities. Kiglin followed. J Ie eulogized tho Rebel leaders and compared them and tho war Ibcy waged for the de struction of the (ioverninenl, with Washington and the cause of (ho Revolution, lie made a feeble ef fort to explain or apologizo for his change of base on the sealer bill. Mo advanced some new propositions as nlmit to tho less intelligent of the laboring class. lie told them he would pass a law providing that wa ges should ho puid at the close of every month, and that if they were not so paid tho amount not paid shall draw interest at 2 .J per cent, per month, (an idea that an average Ion-year old hoy would know is the sheerest nonsense) said ho found a had state of affairs here, and thought election a good time to agitato it. Then Owen took tho sland. lie said the audience nce,d not go away because they were afraid ho was go ing to make a speech, for he had as sured Mr. Watson and others that he would do nothing of the kind, and his honor would not permit him to do so. Ho never went hack on his word, no man could say he did; he was not the man lo" double hank " on another party not he I Hut ho arose because he had been personally attacked, (Mr. Watson had spoken of him as ex-rebel) it would be supposed only to a person al defense. From this he went on, on, and on, in a most reckless speech on the local questions, supposed to favor the chances of Mr. Siglin mid other Democratic candidates. He denounced " Charlie " Merchant and his way of doing business. Said he (Owen) was raised in a saw-mill, and his father, who was it mill owner, always let his hands have goods at cost price, and made lliem a present of a new suit of clothes every ycarl Whether this was a part of his personal defense or intended to indi cate the slate of allairs tlmt would ho brought uhout by Siglin's elec tion, he did not say. Our reporter loft before his speech was through, and of the closing scenes wo know nothing except from rumor. HrsiNi:ss in the lish line is said to ho dull at Kllcnsburg. Tin; Trlnit sailed Wednesday for this port and is now due. W. A. Werdon has gone to the mines expecting to be absent some weeks. Geo. HK.vyirrT Esq.. of Hnmlon, gave us a pleasant call on Wednesday. Haukn'i.'ss Dunham is quite sick ; he is at Mr. Lightner'sat tho isthmus. Pi-'i's mat's Oregon Illood Purolior for saloat Dr. Golden's Drug store. G. Wi.voati: sailed for Scotland last week, leaving his wifo at her father's in Clatsop county. Tin; wife of David Drew is seriously ill at Aarouville. A case of pleuro pneumonia. Tin; Del Xorlc lUeord conies to hand enlarged to seven columns, and pre senting a good appearance. Fiti;n Jahvis says he is n strong ml vocnto for women suirrnge this is tho third one, mid all girls. Tims. Hiiiht has gone to Portland to attend the session of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows. Mr. Siglin feels badly because the of ficers of tho Republican pmty don't think proper to give him their private correspondence. Tiik sixth crib in the breakwater was successfully placed and fastoned on Monday of this week. The steamer Juno assisted in the work. J. A. Yantis, llio next District At torney for tho second district, arrived Thursday and will upend a few days on the Hay. Yi:sTi;iti).iY morning ono tho cribs that had been towed lo Ktnpiro City, capsized ; it was probably righted without dillioulty. Tin; "Free Trade" is reported to havo sailed from tho Coquillo this week with a cargo of match wood and bnrd wood lumber. W. h. Smith, who has been eon. nceted wilh tho government harbor work hero, but who wont to tho Co lumbia about hIx weeks ago, return ed (o llio Hay, Thursday. Wi: nro sorry to bo compelled to an nounco that, owing to tho clangorous illnuss of his wife, Haloigh Heott, can didate for Joint Representative, will bo umiblo lo visit this county the com in j,' week iu lie had intended, A Nt'ltfltllll OHM C'llttC. Tho Ncwn of this wcok, gives nddi lionnl publicity to a picco of scandal Hint has been in circulation in this place for a week or two past, lo the ellect that llov HiirroII Ycomium has been guiltyof making immoral nml insulting propositions (o a married lady, residing in this town. Wo should bo hannv if tho facts would justify a denial of this shameful piece of business; but there is not n doubt of the truth of the charge ns published, mid w'e have no inclination to assist in shielding Mr. Yeomans from the well-merited condemnation Hint he receives from Ihoeilizonshcro. There is no possible construction that can bo placed upon the conduct of which he is guilty, which will show him in any other light than that of a man whoso rascally instincts or criminal weakness is wholly nt variance not only with his religious and clericnl professions, but with tho common de cencies of life. Ho is not n victem of temptation, but of his own licentious inclinations, coupled with a want of ordinary caution. He it fallen ; and his usefulness hero, if ho ever had nny, is nt an end. He should not make tho mistake of sup posing that ho is still respected be cause a congregation still assembles to listen to his sermons. Ho is looked upon with distrust and loathing, even by those who, from curiosity or habit, may still assemble nt the ringing of the boll. He linn but one duty to perform ; and that is to vnculo the sacred office which he has disgrnced, and to leave the community where his presence would henecforth bo as a moral pes tilence ; and if tho wifo to whom ho bus been mornlly unfaithful, if not worse, will receive him back, he should strive henceforth tomnko her nnd himself nn honest livelihood by some other avocation. Hotly l'ouml. One day last week an Indian found the trunk of a human being, on the beach between Alsea nnd Siuslaw. Tho body was entirely deatituto of clothing, and the head and limbs were gone, making recognition impossible. Hut from the fact that no clothing wns found on the body, it is supposed that it was ono of the ill-fated crew of tho Olivia Schiiltse, and that ho had stripped himself in order to be disen cumbered in his effort to swim ashore. The fact that nothing has been heard from that crow, has now almost crush ed the last remaining hope of their rescue, and forces upon us the convic tion that they havo gone to rest ' whero the sen sings forever the dirge of the lost " 'l'liK.IuilKNliIln lliln Dlfitrlvt. There is very little said on the sub ject of llio Circuit Judgeship in this district, ciber among the people or by the press. This docs not arise from a want of interest in the result, or from any dissatisfaction with the candi dates nominated ; but it may be at tributed to the (net that both parties take it for granted that Hon. J. F. Watson is to bo his own successor. Mr. Walton, bisopponent, is doubtless a good citizen, but hu is not well known in this part of the district, while Mr Watson is intimately known and bis administration of justice gen erally approved by men of both par ties. His majority in Coos nnd Cur ry counties will bo very large. ."lore mid Moore. Myhti.k Point, May 18. 18S0. En. Mail: 1 seo the last County Court allowed costs in the caeo Stato vs 1 nomas Winded, amounting to fOll. It might bo well for the voters of Coos county to know some of the facts in the case. Last winter J. F. Moore, candidate for Kepresentntho on tho Doinocrntic ticket, ns special constable, went up to Mr. Whittcd's to sell tsomo property on execution ; got into some kind of quarrel with Whit ted ; come away without selling tho property; swore out a warrant of ar rest for the old man, had him arraign ed nnd all pnrtics present for trial. After a consultation, some arrange ments were entered into that Moore was not lo appear against him nnd let tho onso go by default, and tho county pay the cost. Now, wo propound threo questions to Mr. Moore. First, if tho charges were insuHteieut to investigate the case, why did you 6wcar out your warrant? Second, if they were, how could you compromise a criminal no tion? Third, what amount, if any thing, did you got for not npponnng against him t 1'lenso riso nnd explain beforoyou go to tho Legislature, Mr. Moore. Voti:u. Itii.ms handed us by our Aaronvillo correspondent woro misplacod. Will bo plcasod to receive itoma from that locality whenever tho writor can con veniently send them. Mr. A. Rchultze, owner of tho schooner Olivia Schuttzo that was picked up some two weeks since, ar rived on the -Im-oni, nnd negotiations, wo understand, nro in progress for tho adjustment of tho claim of tho tug owners for salvage. Cait. Ghaviis is going to tako chnrgo of tho Little Annie, nnd wo havo no doubt that under his instruc tion that young lady will bo as cour teous to tlie public as heretofore, nnd tnko in quite ns many dollars' to tho exchequer of her (fear pupa. Circuit Court OocUct. MAY TI'.KM, COMMt;.VCtXO MAV 24TII. Stnto of Oregon va Joseph IJnrro, indictment. Hlnto of Oregon va Phillip Hcichcrt, indictment. Hlato of Oregon va Phillip Hcichcrt, indictment. State of Oregon vs Oco. If. Cftin maun, indictment. H. H. Luho vs II. Drcwalcr, recover money. Adam Porshbakor vsG'oouilloHlack Snnd Oold MiningCo., recover money. Sroufe ifeMcCrnm vs Henry Miller, recover money. Wilniordiiig fe Co. vs J. T. Jordan, recover money. H. H. Cninmnnn vs James McGlono, recover money. J, W. Hcnnett, administrator of es tate of F. Frank vs J. M. Davis, recov er money. Gilbert Hall vs William McCrindlc, recover money. Hoscnbnuin &. Co. vs Ferry it Dailcy, recover money. M A. Hushnell vs W. A. littse, con flrmntion. .1. M. Davis vs J. W. Bennett, ad ministrator of F. Frank estate, cross bill. H. H. Lttsc vs W. H. Noble, et al, recover damages. W. M. Hilliardvs Job Angell and Eunice Chance Angell, forclosuto of mortgage. Augusta Scales vaE. It. DulTy nnd G. Webster, injunction. h. . JMnnn, mlministrntor of l'art- ncrshipEstatoof Flanagan Ar Mann, vsP. I'lauagnn.ndministrator of Es tate of James Flanagan, settlement nnd partition. Coquillo Hlnck Sand Gold Mining Co. vs W. M. Hilliard, injunction. W.A. Luso vs M.L. Hushnell, T. G. Owen nnd J. W. Hamilton, injunction. J nomas Walker vs Jolin JNorman nnd Dora Norman, set aside convey ance. Thos. F. Sallcy va L. Siinpkins.writ of review. 11. II. Luso and A. E. WngstafT va A. O. Aiken, Sheriir; C. F. Lusc and J. W. Hamilton, recover personal prop erty. I. S. Hoscnbauin vs Siglin &, Ben nett, recover money. II. II. Lose vs A.'G. Aiken, Sheriff; recover personal property. Jonothan Osborn vs J. F. Dunham, recover money. A. Nasburg and G. Webster vs II. II. Luso, abate nuisance and damages. II. II. Lusc vs James Cnshmnn, re cover money, (appealed from Justice's Court). John Abeam vs John Flanagan, re cover money. (Settled). George Williams it Co. vs Wcrdcn Hros. and G. Webster, recover money. C. F. Luso vs W. A. Lusc, divorce." C. F. Cammann vsGco. Cammann, divorce. Estate of T. D, Winchester vs G. Webster, administrator, appealed from Probate Court. Isaac Hrigman vs Geo. Elgin, writ of review. Itebccca M. Crawford vs S. It. Craw ford, divorce. E. S. Spurgeon vs Chas. Morris, ct nl.forciosure of mortgage. Heatricc Green vs Thoixns Green, divorce. Amanda M. Bunch vs James It. Hunch, divorce. Geo. M. Dyer vs Georgo Bennett and Ellen M. Joyce, foreclosure of mortgage. Joshua Wright vs Joseph Dame, re cover damages. John Abeam vs Charles 'Wheeler and William Hcichcrt, confirmnlion of iiiile. H. II. Cammann vs Hiram Elliott, confirmation of sale. John T. Moulton vs David Drew and wife, confirmation of sale. E. H. Dean t Co. vs T. G.Owen and John Norman, confirmation of sale. W. M. Hilliard vs John Norman, confirmation of sale. Also about 100 ejectment cases by II. H. Luso against residents of Marsfield. School Itcport oT District 'o. IH.-Soutliport. Kditou Coast Mail: I send Mow for public.itinu a report of the public school nt Soiithport, commencing February 2d, tad closing April 30th, 1SS0. Number of pupils enrolled, 27; average- nttendnnco for term, 23; average Attendance first month, 2.5; tho following named scholars wcro present every day: Annio Uder, Cora Carper, Lizzie Bowron, Lizzie Jones, Bertha Finher, Willie Uder Johny Sparks, Johny Bowron, Jerry Haynes, Frank Haynes, Katie Haynes, Lova Haynes, ltichard Sparks, Ivor Thomas, Varina Cook, Enoch Holland, Annio Louis, Hcllen Greco. Second month, average attendance 22. Present every day: Annio Uder, Cora Car per, Lizzie Bowron, Bertha Fisher, Maggie Cook, Johny Sparks, Johny Bowron, Jerry Haynes, Katio Haynei, Loia Haynes, An nio Fisher, Annio Louis, Mussetta Peoples, Maudio Peoples, Vnrina Cook. Third month, averago attendance 23. Present every day : Annio Uder, Cora Carper, Bertlin Fisher, Maggio Cook, Johny Sparks, Vuriua Cook, Mussctta Peoples, Jerryjllayncs, Frank Haynes, Katie Haynes, Loia Haynes, Simon Sparks, Annie Louis, Maudio Peoples. Fannik McKnioiit, Teacher. SKTTixn in PitiMAiiiES, Bcforo tho Democartie primaries wore held, mid when John Lane was working up tho schomo to forco his nomination for ShorifT, ho wrote n lottor to Mr. Uni son, who lives out on the North Co quillo, nut to lot Mr. Waller bo oloct ed ns a delogato to tho convention from that precinct, and making such sug gestions as ho thought would best subsorvo his interests. It appears that thoro woro somo Democrats in that region, that did not appreciate that kind of interference with tho choice of tho nconlo: they don't ro- gard it as a virtue, and it does not add to his popularity thoro. Cknsus Enumeuatous. Tho work of taking tho census will soon com mence. The nnumorators for Coos and Curry counties nro as follows: Coos. Morton Tower. 1. 11. Atkin son, J.J. ClinkonbcnrdjT. M. Herman, M L. Hauscom. Ourry. Willis T. White, Will Blucklock. I'rom .1. II. ftoIcr. Coquilli: City, May 17th, 1880. Editoh Mail. As many falso ru mors nro in circulation in regard to H. C. Dement, Kcpublienn candidate for ShorifT, I dcom it my duty to cor rect rumor No. 1, that Mr. Dement will not attend to tho business of the oflico if elected. Mr. Dement told me if elected ho would attend to tho bus iness himself. No. 2; he in not qual ified. Now, I havo been a member of the court with him for tho hist two years, nnd am prepared to say that, although not a gradunto of Yalo Col lege or West Point, his qualifications will compare favorable with those of our former Sheriffs. No. 3: Mr. De ment at hist term of the County Court, ns Commissioner, opposed changing the place of voting in Co quillo precinct from Brown's school house to Myrtle Point, in the face of a petition of G5 voters of that precinct This is another misrepresentation ; there was a petition signed by not more than 20 or 25 voters of said pre cinct in the vicinity of Myrtle Point, less thnn one-third of the voters, ask ing for the change. Yes, Dement, Kcnyon, and Nosier nil voted against it, nnd, for the following reasons: 1st. The petition wns not signed by a majority of the voters in the pre cinct. 2d. Coquille precinct is a large precinct, tho present placo of voting is only about two miles from the north line of said precinct, nnd it was thought it would be a great injustice for the voters in the south part of the precinct to move the voting place still further north nnd across the riv er, so they could not reach the place of voting and return the same day, to gratify a few ambitious men at Myrtle Point. The 4, last, but not the least, ob jection to Mr. Dement by these Myr tle Pointers is, they wanted a $4000 bridge at Myrtle Point, nnd as De ment was a resident of said precinct and one of the County Commissioners, of course they supposed he would use every means in his power for an ap propriation from the county, but now, for electioneering purposes, they say Dement opposed the construction of the bridge., when the truth is, the pe tition called for a bridge whero there was no rond; and the only thing De ment said was that if they needed the bridge he would give fifty dollars to wards building it, but he thought the county was not able lo build it, and that the rond be located first and the bridge provided for afterwards. Bo consistent, gentlemen. Suppose Dement had opposed it ; he was elect ed by tho voters of the county to transact business to the best interests of Myrtle Point? No, but the whole county. Now, suppose Coos river or tho lower Coquille had wanted the county to build them a bridge nnd Dement had opposed it. would the people of Myrtle Point find fault with him for it? No, well they pro bably need a bridge as bad as you do, and I am inclined to think, tho Co quille has had its share of appro priations. They have two bridges built by the county, one six miles and the other not to exceed two miles from Myrtle Point. If you propose to make this the issue to defeat Dement forShcritr, tell the people on the Bay, Coos river, Lake precinct and other parts of the county, and after the elec tion, count up your majority. Now this is only being talked up by a few designing Democrats, of Myrtle Point, to try to hoodwink Republicans, and they should so understand it. Now, while tho two candidates for sheriff aro particular friends of mine, I wish to see neither of them elected through intriguo or sectional prejudices. Whilo some say Mr. Lane is a Catho lic, I say most of the Lnne family pro bably nre, but I don't think ho is, and it ho is, it don't disqualify him for sheriff. So what is done for or against either candidato let it be done hon orably. J. II. Nosleii. The I'oundcr of Hnrrnrd, It is a singular fact that very little is known regarding John Harvard, the founder of Harvard College. He was an Englishman, nnd came to this country, and died at Charlestown, Mass., Sept. 24, 1638. Ho left 700 to found a College. A monument to his memory was erected in the bur ial grounds of Charlestown by tho al umni of the college, and inaugurated Sept. 20, 1828, with nn address by Ed ward Everett- Tho Harvard Register says that at tho suggestion of Rev. Dr. George E. Ellis, tho late Hon. Jonas Savago onco ofl'ored $ 100 a lino for five lines about John Harvard, nnd got no information. Mr. Lewis has lately niadoa consid erable addition to tho Victoria Hotel, at Bandou, and is now going to mako an appropriation for tho erection of nnothor building, that is to bo occu pied on tho ground floor by a billiard parlor and bath rooms, and overhead by a full furnished dormitory for tho accommodation of his numerous guests. Mil. B. B.utKEit has erected a nico cottage on his placo at Rocky Fotnt. Wm. Temple, tho painter, has been giving it a coat of paint during tho past weok. Tho roof is to bo painted white and will bo a valuable land mark for navigators in crossing tho bar. Fon good Cigars and Tobacco go lo Di Golden's Drug store. I'ubllc I.ctlcr from J. C. IlnyncM. To tiik People of Coos and Cimnv Counties: A short timesinco I was appointed by the Republican Stnte Central Cominittcoof Coos county to fill tho vacancy of a candidato for Joint Senator for Coos and Curry counties, caused by Mr. B. B. Jones declining to accept tho nomination tendered him. This appointment was unsolicited, nnd as unexpected by mens it would havo been by nny of you, but having been placed in this position, I deem it my duty to express my views on various matters of local importance, in reply to questions which have been asked me by numer ous citizens. I have been repeatedly nsked.by voters of both parties for my views on tho labor question ; on the subject of the appointment of a public scaler of logs ; on the subject of protection to the rights of men who work In log ging camps, snw-mills or coal mines; whether there should not be some law to enforce the payment of wages ; whether tho State should not make some provision for the construction and improvement of roads in this and Curry county; whether the tugboats should be compelled to tmv for nny person needing their services, or for any persons except their owners, nnd many other questions of a similar character. I take this opportunity to reply to some of these, and in doing so will have to be brief, not having tho entire control of the columns of a newspa per, as my opponent has, to make known to you from week to week his ideas as often as he may change them. I would say that I have been engaged in the logging business for about 18 years, nnd during that time have cut and delivered about 18 million feet of lumber, nlways woiking my self, yet I have not grown rich nor have I ever been admitted into any monopolists union. I have always saved enough to pay the men who worked for me paying them accord ing to agreement for their labor. I did not log last year, and do not ex pect to this season, for the reason that I cannot make it profitable at prices now offered for logs at the mills. I believe that the rights of all per sons should be protected by Law, and especially the laboring clots. A log ger should receive a fair and just scale for timber sold. Experience has taught me that ascalerof logs is nec essary, and I will work for tho passage of a law that will do justice to the seller as well as the purchaser of logs, by providing a disinterested and sworn party to do tho measuring. The laws should be framed as to fully protect the rights of the miner, the logger, the mechanic, tho laborer or trades man, and all men following a legiti mate calling ; and suitable lien laws should be enacted to assure the pay ment of all wages earned. As to aid for public improvement in Coos and Curry counties, I am in fa vor of getting all aid possible. Wo have al waj s paid our proportion of State expenses, and something should be done for these two counties by the State, which has never been done to my knowledge. I am also in favor of all roads being free and under the con trol of the counties through which they pass. Corporations that have ob tained grants of lands from the gener- ul government should be held to a strict performance of the conditions of the grant. They should be made to construct and keep up good roads so long as they hold control of them. As to tug boats refusing to tow ves sels to and from sea, it would seem that if the present law makes them li able to parties injured by their neg lect or refusal to perform their duty, the remedy for that evil already exists in the courts. If they are not, why has the matter been so long neglected? And if they are under no legal obliga tion to tow, and tho legislature can by law make them common carriers' and compel them, under penalty, to tow and perform service in the line of their business, I am in favor of the passage ofsuchalaw. This appears to be a subject on which lawyers differ, and I am informed that my opponent, Mr. Siglin, differs with himself on the questron ; holding sometimes that such tugs are common carriers and are liable in damages for rofusing to tow, and at other times they are not liable, but can bo made so by an act of the Legislature. If elected, I will submit this question to able attorneys, for their opinion, and should they hold that such a law docs not en ist and can bo enacted and enforced, I will try to havo tho samo enacted. As to any and all business that may comoup for action by me or before tho Legislature, if elected, I will givo the same my careful attention, and will do that which will bo for your host inter csts, passing no laws or allowing nono to bo passed, if I can help it, excopt such as shall bo for tho general good, assuring yon (hat in that capacity I will bo as industrious and attentive as I have been or would bo in my own privato affairs, Respectfully Yours, J. C. Hav.ves. Circuit Court will convene noxt Monday, with a largo docket. Hon. R.S. Straiian is expected to arrived today, to bo in nttondai.e up on the session of our Circuit Court. A Card from It. C. Dement. To tiik Voters ok Coos County : Sinco receiving tho nbmfnqtlo'n for Sheriff of C6oVcirityTpriiavo'6een informed that the' friends of Colonel John Lnne are circulating the report that if I should bo elected to that of ficc I would have the business 'clone by deputies, and would not give t,my personal attention ; also, that. I have a particular friend who has met "with bad luck in worldly mntters and failed in business, and that I only lot my name go before the people as a candi date in order to secure n placo for this needy friend; furthermore, that the office would not justify me In leaving my ranch to attend (o it. Now, I wish to say. to my friends and the public, that I have novet given any person reason to bclieve'that if elected I would have the business done by deputies ; and as for the needy friend, for whose benefit I am reported to be running, I do not know him ; and if had need for a deputy, would prefer a man who is competent to do business for himself, to do business for me. I have mado arrangements so that my ranch shall be in good handii during my absence, at least I am will to "chance it" with the man who is now there. And I take this opportunity to as sure tho public that if elected to tho officoof Sheriff, I will give the same my personal attention,- and will dis charge the duties to the best of my ability. Very Respectfully, B.C. Dement. CORRESPONKNCE. Ellensburq May 8. 1880. Ed. Coast Mail: The. Democratic candidate for Joint Representative is making a great deal of noise about his competitor. All, even those of op posite politics, agree that Raleigh ScoW is an honest man ; a man who attends strictly to his own business. He did not seek the nomination, but the Republican party thought they would like to have an honest man for Representative. When the Democratic candidate for Joint Representative first come here, he come in the capacity of a Catholic priest. He brought a "lady" along with him that he introduced as-his sister-in-law. When Abraham trav eled among strangers, he said of his wife, "She is my sister." Genesis xx. After he, the Democrat, had perform ed the sacred office of priest nt n cer house here, the family were about to retire for the night; the "priest" had to pass the door of the bed-room, in which his "sister" was sleeping. Clio door was standing ajar; and he' or dered the house-wife to close the door ; "because," said he, "it is not right for a priest to pass an open door when a woman is sleeping." On condition that he would settlo down here, the faithful members of the Catholic church gave him largo sums of monoy and lots of personal property. As soon as he had wrung from the unsuspecting Catholics every thing that he could, ho came out and said of this lad-, "She is my wife." And he "spoiled the Egyptians," Ex odus xii, 35, 36. There is no doubt he admits that he was at one time a Catholic priest; he abandoned the God of Israel and espoused a woman! You can not call it love, "for at his age the hey-day in the blood is tame, it's humble, and waits upon the judg ment: And what judgment would step from this to this?" If he was false to Lis God, about how much con fidence can the voters of Coos and Curry counties place in him? Jack O'Lantekx. A. Terrible and Devtractive 1'lre The prosperous town of Milton, Pennsylvania, was detroyed by firo on the 15th instant. The fire origi nated in tho railroad car shops, and a heavy north west wind prevailing, it rapidly spread till the entire busi ness portion of the town was destroy ed. Nearly seven hundred house were destroyed, large quantities of household goods were loaded on cars and taken, up and down tho road, and fields around town wero filled with goods. During tho con fusion many articles wcro stolen. Ono lady lost $60,000 in government bounds. Tho fire raged fiercely in the upper part of town. Most of tho people barely escaped with their lives. Tho wifo of Dr. Cyrus Brown is badly burned, and several others aro knovrn to bo seriously injured. Tho loss 13 variously estimated at, from $1,000,000 to 2,000,000, but no accurate estimato can bo given to night. The mansion of ex-Govern or Pollock was destroyed. The pcoplo of tho town aro almost entirely dsstituto, and provisions havo besn pouring in from tho sur rounding country. A man burned, has been identified as Mr. Angoy, 85 years old. Ho was attempting to save tho stablo of tho poor horses. Mrs. Sucker died during the night from fright. Tho firo originated from sparks from a saw mill attach ed to tho car woks. Boinsr. In Marshfiold, May Gth, 1880, to the wifo of J. G. Richards, a eon.