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Items from this paper have been selected, and transcribed from microfilm, by Marilee Miller.
This document is a fairly comprehensive one, but makes no attempt to copy all items.

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August 19

Literary poem condit-labor timber Srh-river-indir crop food road-wagon animal-oxen machine? character climate job misc-word(several) saying? 
Nv1 CCH August 19, 1884 
                      The Song of the Workers.  [< head, centered.]
I sing the song of the workers, the men of
          the brawny arm:
Who giveth us daily bread, and keep us from
           hunger’s harm; 
Who labor afar in the forest, who leaven the
            fields with toil,
Who take no heed of the sunshine, and
            nind not sweat or broil.
I sing the song of the workers, who harvest
            the golden grain,
And bind it, and thrash it and sift it, nor
            care for the sting and stain;
Who load it in creaking wagons, and stoutly
            their oxen drive,
And bid them good-by [sic] as they go, like the
            bees flying home to the hive.
I sing the song of the workers, the men who
            struggle and strain,
Who give us their muscle and nerve, as they
            guard the loaded train:
Who give us their sinew and brain, as they
            watch the prisoned steam,
And run the risk of their lives, as they pass
            the perilous stream.
I sing the song of the workers, the men who
            labor and thrive,
Who handle for us the honey that comes to
            the human hive:
The patient and tireless workers, with
            muscle as tough as steel,
Who carry the heaviest burdens, and lift,
            and trundle, and wheel.
I sing the song of the workers, demanding
            for every one
His just and rightful due for all the work
            he has done;
For all the work of the workers, no matter
          whom, or where,
To each from the grand result, his honest,
            proportionate share.
                                        --  Selected.  + 

name-Starkey literary OT-SF OT-Sacramento war OT-NY OT-SouthAmerica history pioneer crime business bldg item-liquor business? Bldg? health-accid health-death? [?] lifestyle? Srh-waterfront Srh-[?] racism-ethnic job? character misc-word(several) saying 
Nv1 August 19, 1884 
x=San Francisco and Sacramento In  [M. Is this centered?]
The Days of “1849,” with a Sketch        
       Of the Celebrated Trial
              of the “Hounds.” 
     Having described the appearance of the two cities, in their early days, let us return to San Francisco and investigate the cause of a great excitement which took place in midsummer, ’49.  For some time during that year, a small portion of Col. J. B. Stevens’ regiment, New York volunteers, had made their headquarters in a saloon called the Tammany Hall, between Sacramento and Clay streets; they were known as the “Hounds,” and, having been brought into California to conquer it, it was their implicit belief that they had more rights in the premises than those who did not so come, consequently they undertook to organize themselves into a band called “Regulators.”   Having great opportunities, I noticed that they were all young, thoughtless men; they drank, seemingly, never to excess, [sic] they gambled, almost everyone did so in ’49; they paraded the Plaza, with bright ribbons tied in their hats, in this they were simply foolish; and while they could not be classed with the rowdy hoodlums of San Francisco in the present day, still, it was evident that the opportunity only was lacking and that the inclination was ever present and ready for a fight.  It came at last.  A young Mexican sailor who belonged to an American ship, in fact, he had been raised in American vessels, left his ship; and went to live in a boarding house called the Fremont Family hotel, situated on the side of the steep hill dipping abruptly into the water, at what is now the north side of Vallejo street, on Battery, but at that time a very lovely place.  Clark’s Point, which was in the vicinity, was almost covered with the tents of Mexicans and others of that race. The place bore a hard name; it was not safe to be in the vicinity after dark; several men had been assaulted there, and cut with knives.  These reports engendered a deep feeling of hostility in the “Hounds;” they swore vengeance on the first opportunity, and the young sailor was the instrument destined to present the opportunity for a display of their belligerant [sic] propensities.  Wandering up town in the evening, he entered a gambling saloon commenced to play, at the same time entering into conversation with two Mexicans.  He won about four hundred dollars and on leaving, his Mexican friends infatuated with his luck, [sic] concluded to see him home, as they lived on the Point, and that as not much more distant than a stone could be thrown, to where he lived.  Their road lay along Kearny street, and while they could have gone home by way of Pacific, his road was a little north of Broadway.  Enough, he did not arrive at the hotel that night, but, in the morning he was found not more than three hundred yards from the hotel, stabbed in several places, insensible, but not dead.  He was taken into the house, and doctors summoned, who pronounced the wounds not  motral [sic; = mortal], he had become unconscious from loss of blood..  When he became conscious, his statement was, as I have related it.  [sic]  In fact I had it afterwards from his own lips.  And thus the storm began.  How it ended the conclusion of the narrative will explain. 
     The town, at the time of this robbery, and attempted murder, employed no police.    This dastardly crime served to arouse in the minds of the people, for some measure to be taken, with a view to checking those midnight outrages.  In the mean time [sic], the “Hounds” were not idle.  They called a council of war, and augmented their number with recruits from the ranks of the boatmen at Clarks [sic] Point, a few of whom had suffered from these nightly assaults.  Their plan of action, which was fully explained in their defense, was, first:  That the women residing on the Point, were to be invited into a large tent, where wine and liquor were sold, and kept by a Portuguese;  this man being a general favorite, was prevailed on the keep the women there on the night of the attack.  Second:  No Mexican would be molested, unless resisted, in that case he would have to accept the consequences resulting from his temerity.  Third:  No person should appropriate any of the goods or chattels, the work was to be, solely, an act of devastion [sic].  On one point they were full determined, that every tent occupied by a “Greaser,” should be torn from its foundation.  Residing on Broadway, a short distance from Sansome street, it was an easy matter for me and others so situated, to hear the yells and the report of pistols fired in the air.  It was a perfect realization of the words of the poet, “Cry havoc, and let loose the dogs of war.”  The scene presented in the morning was wild and ludicrous, were it not for its solemnity.  Not a Mexican was to be seen; they had fled to the bare, solitary crevices of Telegraph and Observatory hills.  The ground was covered in all directions with the torn canvass [sic] of the tents, blanktes [sic; = blankets] and other household goods belonging to this people.  It was a deplorable and, no doubt, as it is often the case, the innocent suffered as well as the guilty, the result of indiscriminate association.  Man, it is said, is a gregarious animal; yet, a well ordered society is governed by judicious rules.  The Mexicans and others of that race, seem to draw the line nowhere; they have no distinction.  I am speaking of the middle and lower classes, and a minority of the upper class, also.  The good and the bad; the honest and dishonest; the virtuous and those who neither possess virtue, nor care a fig for its meaning; the priest and the game-cock fighter; all meet on the same plane; and, they occasionally suffer from this false method of association, the fault lies in the base of the structure, it having no moral foundation upon which to rest.  As there may be some persons who doubt my assertions in the last paragraph, it becomes necessary for me to state that I have lived in South America, and became conversant with the manners and customs of that people. On the other hand, I value not the doubts of the ignorant, nor the sneers and scoffs of the prejudiced, they merit nothing but contempt.  I am no enthusiastic [sic], but I laugh at those who are. –My motto is to speak by the card, and to abjure equivocation. 
             Continued next week.  [M. this line is in italics.]  +

Srh-Canal Srh-PanamaCanal OT-Panama Srh-river Srh-harbor Srh-[?] machine Locale-CoosCo govt OT-NewGranada OT-NY OT-Paris condit  misc-word-[?] misc-word(symbol) character  Nv2 CCH August 19, 1884 
                                              THE PANAMA CANAL.
     The following statement made by Mr. De Lesseps, in Paris, on the 5th of July, will explain itself while accounting for the numerous articles which appear in the press of the United States on that matter.  Our government ought to feel no animosity towards the efforts of this eminent man.  We are not able to build a breakwater, ostensibly, much less a gigantic canal like that in course of construction [sic] in Panama.  The republic of New Granada is free and independent.  Let us attend to our own affairs by allowing it the same privilege:
     “Since the ‘Standard  correspondent at New York speaks about the gloomy report on the Panama canal that Lieutenant Brown has presented to the secretary of the navy, no doubt it may have been sent in, but I was entirely ignorant of its existance [sic].   All I know about the matter is that there are people in America who seem prompted in their criticisms of the Panama canal by a feeling of jealousy.  Those criticisms are for the most part, based on imperfect information.   For my part, I wish to declare in the most categorical fashion that the Panama canal Co. will pursue and complete its work without the assistance of any government whatever, for the enterprise  is purely industrial, and is being carried out in virtue of a concession obtained from the independent government of the United States of Columbia.  As for the statement that the Panama canal will not be completed within the period I fixed – that is to say, in 1888 – I affirm, in the most positive fashion, that up to the present time nothing has occurred to lead me to suppose that the works will not be finished in 1888.”
     As for the capital required, Mr. De Lesseps said that people seemed to forget that the preliminary works, the purchase of machinery, the creation of ports, stations, &c., [sic; = etc] cost large sums without there being much to show for it.  The company had, however, ample means to continue the works.  In the first place, only half the shares of the capital had been called up.  The company had one hundred and fifty million francs at its disposal, and had power to issue obligations for a further sum of one hundred twenty-nine million francs.  Moreover, the funds still remaining in the hands of the administration insured the regular and uninterrupted progress of the works.  The preliminary expenses had been incurred, and the real work of cutting the canal was being proceeded with as rapidly as possible [sic].  In the month of May six hundred and sixty thousand centimeters of soil were removed, and in June the work done was represented by seven hundred thousand cubic meteres [sic] of earth.  The total quantity of ground removed was six million five hundred and sixty-five thousand five hundred and thirty-four cubic meters.  Mr. De Lesseps repeated that no greater difficulties had been encountered in cutting the canal than had been anticipated, and that there was no foundation for contrary assertions.  He would say no more, as the general meeting of shareholders was to be held on the 23rd inst., and then every one [sic] would be thoroughly enlightened by the publication of the report.  –[London Standard.  +

Enterprise-repair fish-indir item-leather  Nv2 CCH August 19, 1884 
     The cement used in patching the uppers of fine shoes is generally made by dissolving gutta-percha in chloroform until the mixture is about as thick as syrup.  Scrape and pare clean around the hole to be covered and thin carefully with a long chamfer [sic] the edges of the bit of leather to be applied.  Only a little of the cement is needed, but the surfaces must be pressed close together.  The paste will adhere firmly in a few minutes.  +

Dairy health-misc paper? food  Nv2 CCH August 19, 1884 
Good Rules for the Dairy.  [M. note: excerpted from a longer article.] 
     There cannot be too great care as to cleanliness in handling milk.  All pails and cans should be kept absolutely clean.  This is best secured as follows:  The pails and cans, when taken new, must be carefully washed with soap and water.  If sour whey is put in the cans, they should first be washed with cold water and then with soap and water…  +

School Tot-Fishtrtap Tot-Fishtrap(near) Locale-Roy Locale-river bldg? entertain speech food character? Misc-word? Saying? 
Nv3 CCH August 19, 1884 
                                   Fishtrap School Entertainment.
     Ed. HERALD:  -- A vast throng of citizens of Fishtrap and surrounding communities assembled on Friday, Aug. the 8th, at our school house on Fishtrap to witness the closing exercises of the spring term of school.  Miss Clinkinbeard, with her entire school from the Roy school house, also honored us with a visit, and added much to the interest of the occasion, by taking part in the exercises.  Of course both schools did their best which of necessity gave life and vim to this whole proceeding.  All the children did so well that it would be impossible to say who did the best.  But some of the recitations and dialogs would have done credit to much older heads at more advanced schools.  The exercises were interspersed with sweet and animating music by the choir and organ.  But while many good things were prepared for the feast of the mind, the more tangible part of our humanity was equally well provided for in the rich and bountiful dinner spread upon the long table, under the shady and fragrant myrtles on the banks of the clear and beautiful little stream which wanders by.  The large amount of unconsumed [sic] provisions spoke well for the generosity of the ladies who provided so bountifully for this part of the entertainment.  All things passed off quietly and pleasantly; everybody seemed in a good humor with everybody else.  We congratulate Mr. Canterbury and Miss Clinkinbeard on their success in meeting the expectations of their patrons.  The mean average standing of the Fishtrap school is as follows:  Attendance, 26; deportment, 94 5/8; recitations, 66 3/8; number enrolled, 28.
                                                  Sigma.  +  [M. note: a correspondent.]

Tot-Angora Tot-Bridge(near) farm agric land crop climate animal-livestock church speech school bldg? Locale-MyrtleCreek? Tot-Marshfield house Locale-RockCreek name-Bunch name-Fish name-Hall Tot-Coquille home-seeker?  
Nv3 CCH August 19, 1884 
    Ed. HERALD:  Having seen no communications from Angora in your valuable paper, I thought it would be no more than justice that you should hear from this isolated part of our country.  ‘Tis true the country is rough, but the land is productive, and the climate healthful.  This part of the country is best adapted to stock raising.
     The Rev. C. P. Bailey held religious services at the residence of A. H. Fish, on Monday night, July 21. Mr. Bailey’s remarks were both interesting and instructive.
     Miss Sadie Hall is teaching school at the Angora school-house [sic].  Miss Hall’s home is at Marshfield, and the people of Angora are fortunate in securing the services of such an energetic and competent teacher.  Frank S. Bunch is teaching our school on Rock creek.
     I was much pleased to see Mr. Sinclair, of your town, in this part of the country a short time since. 
     Mr. Moier [sic] has sold his place to Mr. Crunk, who will now become a permanent settler of Myrtle creek.
     The weather for the past week, has been warm.  Harvesting has commenced in earnest.  The wheat crop is good here this year. 
                                              Winimshnock. [sic]  [ M. note:  a correspondent]
Angora, July 30, 1884.  +

ad Tot-Coquilleuille business bldg food name-Nosler name-Hunt  
Nv4 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Coquille City Market   Nosler & Hunt Props.  River Front, Coquille City, Oregon.  –O--  Fresh and choice meats of all kinds constantly on hand.  Also  Groceries, vegetables and provisions, etc., etc.  [+ text.]

Paper paper-attitude condit Locale-CoquilleRiver correspond misc-word(several) saying Lhc-resources -pride name-Dean name-Starkey  
Nv4 CCH August 19, 1884 
                                                VOLUME THREE.
     With this issue we commence the publication of our third volume – the birthday of a new year.  We have passed through the various scenes – the trials, tribulation and obstacles that beset the newspaper, and despite prognostication to the contrary, we still live.  The success of a paper printed in a remote country town, and dependent for support on sparsely settles districts, must, perforce, be very precarious; but, so far, we have had no reason to complain.  The growing importance of the district through which the Coquille river meanders to the sea, gave [sic] distinct indications of the necessity for a newspaper to scatter, broadcast, the information needed and which would result in developing its, [sic] heretofore, unexplored resources. [sic]  Grasping at the opportunity, although it was our first effort in that line, we started this paper, and while fortune – ever fickle – has been slow and uncertain, we still hope on in our efforts to carry the business to a successful issue.  It is an utter impossibility to please all, and while we may have, inadvertently, given offence, we believe that with added experience we will be more successful in future.  [sic]  Thanking those friends who have stood by us, and those who are aiding us with good words and tangible efforts in our behalf, we launch this our first number for the third year with the hope of future success. +  [M. It seems like Dean has written this; but Starkey, later, still seems to be the or an, editor.]

Paper paper-attitude OT-Astoria Locale-CoosBay Srh-ocean Srh-CoosBay Srh-bar Locale-ColumbiaR condit? Animal-seal animal-sea-lion animal-whale animal-dog? Lifestyle? entertain? Saying?  Nv4 CCH August 19, 1884 
     The Mail says-  Three men and a large dog came from Astoria to Coos bay, in an open boat 25 feet long and 6 feet beam. They left the Columbia bar about noon on the 4th, and arrived in the bay on the 8th, four days out.  Seals, sea-lions and sharks manifested a disposition to be friendly with the boat.
     There is nothing peculiar in the curiosity exhibited by fish.  A single whale, prompted, as seamen suppose, by loneliness, will swim as close to a ship as it can get without touching, for hours.  +

RealE Tot-Randolph(near) fruit farm house prices  Nv4 CCH August 19, 1884 
                                                   FOR SALE.
    320 acres of land, 1¼ miles above Randolph, 13 acres in meadow, a good orchard, house, barn, woodhouse, wash house, smoke house etc., etc.  Price $3200.  For particulars, apply to J. L. Offield on the premises.  +

ad home-seeker govt land? county official-county Tot-Empire Tot-Fairview name-Barker name-Moon OT-Roseburg 
Nv4 CCH August 19, 1884 
                  Land Office at Roseburg, Oregon.
                                       July 7, 1884.
     Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the judge or clerk of Coos county, Oregon, at Empire City, on Friday, Sept. 23, 1884, viz.:  Noah W. Moon, homestead No. 4476, for the S W quarter of N E quarter, S E quarter of N W quarter, N E quarter of N W quarter and N W quarter of S E quarter section 33, township 26, S R 11 west.
     He  names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz.:
John Barker
Hiram Betys [sic]                [vertical bracket of 3 names]
Geo W. Norris                          of Fairview, Oregon.
Alex Stauff                              of Empire City, Oregon.
                                                         W/ F/ Benjamin,
                                                                    Register.  +

Literary? Poem fish [?] friend name-LeGarcon name-Starkey Srh-misc misc-word-solemcholy 
Nv4 CCH August 19, 1884 
                 Johnny’s Luck.  [< centered.]
                    LE GARCON.
Our Johnny went a fishing by the sea---
  We often seek, but find not what we search,
This secret, tho’, must lie ‘tween you and me;
  He neither caught a flounder or a perch.
He looks so solemcholy – I declare,
  My sympathies are with him to this end---
When next he goes a boating, anywhere,
  I’ll be his pilot, fisherman and friend.  +

Ad name-Norton business  Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
     See F. P. Norton’s ad in another column.  +

Ad prices Tot-Coquilleuille business bldg food  Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Remember meals are only 25c at the Star restaurant.  +

Animal-cougar animal-wildcat pursuit-hunting condit lifestyle? Locale-CunninghamCreek  
Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Lew Simmons killed a very large cougar on Cunningham creek a few days ago.  +

Tot-Coquille business name-Nosler  Nv5  CCH August 19, 1884 
     A. L. Nosler wants all those indebted to him to call and make immediate settlement.  +

Pursuit-racing fair organiz agric misc-word-progressing-finely  Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
     The race track for the Agricultural society is progressing finely and is nearly ready for the plow.  +

Tot-Coquilleuille business-indir OT-Eugene travel? Health-sickness 
Nv5 CCH August 19,  1884 
     Mr. Carothers and family have returned to their home, from Eugene City.  Their oldest child is sick.  +

Paper name-Dean visit? Travel? Tot-Coquilleuille OT-Drain  Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
     The family of Mr. J. A. Dean, proprietor of this paper, are expected home tomorrow, from Drain’s station.  +

School Locale-CunninghamCreek  Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
    Miss McClosky has finished her summer term of school on Cunningham creek, and has been employed for another month.  +

Fruit paper? [?] misc-word-who…it superlative  Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Mr. W. W. Hayes left an egg plum [sic] on our table yesterday that measures 6 ¾ by 7 ¾ inches in circumference.  Who can best it? +

Tot-Coquilleuille business bldg food item-tobacco ad  Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Charley Elliott, the Star restaurant man, keeps a choice assortment of candy, nuts, cigars, tobacco, etc., etc.  Give him your orders.  +

Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-ship-Truckee Srh-ship-Coquille Srh-ship-Parkersburg Srh-tug Locale-CoquilleRiver  
Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
     The schooner Truckee sailed from this river on Thursday last and the Coquille and Parkersburg assisted by tug, sailed in on Friday.  +

Book literary salesman b-act? History name-Walling misc-word-go…jeans 
Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Mr. Newsom is delivering the Walling History of Southern Oregon in this part.  He will soon call on you: so you may go down in your “jeans.”  +

Item-personal Locale-CoosCounty health-sickness OT-CrescentCityCali business 
Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
     J. J. Wilson, the watch-maker is still in Crescent City, but will return to this county again this fall.  He has entirely recovered from his lameness.  +

Name-Dyer visit paper-indir name-McEwan  Nv5 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Judge Dyer and family are in town visiting his daughter Mrs. McEwan and family.  He is also accompanied by his daughter Mrs.Pendergrass, and his neice [sic] Miss Gilbert.  +

Locale-SouthFork Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-UR Locale-CoosBay OT-Cali health-sickness health-treatment travel? 
Nv6 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Dan Wagoner, of the South fork, went over to the bay.  He informs us that he will proceed to California for medical assistance.  He is suffering from dyspepsia and dropsy.  +

OT-WallaWalla OT-Embler home-seekers?  Nv6 CCH August 19, 1884 
     R. Mathison who has been residing in Walla Walla since he left here, has located at Embler.  A. Gironi who also resided there since leaving here, has left, but not yet located.  +

Fish paper superlative Locale-PugetSound misc-word-immigrating 
Nv6 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Our thanks are due Mr. J. E. Bundy for a fine rock perch – the first of the kind ever caught in this river.  They are plentiful in Puget sound, and may be immigrating this way.  +

School business improve boomer Locale-CoquilleValley Tot-Coquille? 
Nv6 CCH August 19, 1884 
     We have reliable information to the effect that a commercial college will soon be in operation in this town.  That will be a positive improvement, and a sure aid in the advancement of this section.  +

Health-sickness health-treatment health-provider salesman? paper-attitude ad  
Nv6 CCH August 19, 1884 
     G. W. Palmer, a chiropodist, is doing this part of the country.  He is a lame man, being deprived of one leg, and deserves the patronage of the people.  He removes corns, bunions etc., without pain.  +

Mud utiity animal-snake [?] misc  Nv6 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Hiram Thurston after proceeding about three feet through mud, in sinking a well, which is twenty-five feet deep, sent up a snake in the bucket.  The snake was alive, and had to be killed, owing to its inclination to get into the well again.  +

Name-Sugg Tot-Coquille animal-horse disaster-runaway road-wagon road-team interest? Health-sickness-indir misc- word-powerless…wagon misc-word-forged-ahead 
Nv6 CCH August 19, 1884 
     J. W. Sugg, of this place, had a narrow escape from an accident while driving his team down a steep hill.  A bolt connected with the brake got out of place, and left him powerless to check the speed of the wagon which forged ahead and ran against the horses, causing them to stampede.  He had to jump clear, but fortunately caught them on the next rise of the hill.  +

Locale-CoquilleRiver Tot-Coquille(near) Lhc-census? Name-Hermann name-Brown friend visit saying OT-OaklandOR  Nv6 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Uncle Bosier [sic] Brown, of Oakland, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. W. P. Hermann, of South Coquille, and his old friends on the river, who are easiest counted by referring to the census.  +   [M. note:  meaning -- descendents of the Hermanns are numerous.]

Organiz Tot-Coquille Health-accid Condit lifestyle character? paper-attitude  
Nv6 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Lytle post, No. 27, G. A. R., have a wounded comrade on their hands at the present writing.  A subscription has been started to add in the good work, among the citizens.  Old soldiers who may not be members of this post should take notice of this appeal.  +

Literary Book salesman  b-act? History Tot-Coquille name-Walling misc-word-careful-perusal misc-word-delineations character? superlative  Nv6 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Mr. W. Newsome has been in town during the week, delivering Walling’s history of Southern Oregon.  We have not had time to give our copy a careful perusal, but we have gleaned enough to warrant us in saying that its delineations are excellent.  The workmanship is superb. +

Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-CaptGoodrich Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-LR Srh-shipbuilding commute paper Tot-Coquille misc-word-topsides  
Nv7 CCH August 19, 1884 
    Capt. S. D. Goodrich, of the lower river, called on Thursday.  He informs us that Mr. Chris Danielson has his schooner well under way.  Her topsides, bulwarks, rail and ceiling are all complete, and she is ready to receive her planking.  Score another for Chris and the Coquille.  +

Racism-ethnic enterprise-cannery Tot-Coquille Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-LR paper-attitude people-attitude misc-word-moral-lepers 
Nv7 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Seventy-five Chinamen passed through town on their way to the cannery on the lower river. We are so seldom visited by any of the breed, that, their march seemed like the march of a multitude.  This is the banner town of Oregon, in that its population, individually and collectively, are opposed to these moral lepers.  +   [M. note:  judging from other editorials, this may refer to  their use of opium.]   

Entertain-show road transport Tot-Coquille disaster-[?] Tot-Sumner Tot-MyrtlePoint lifestyle? people-attitude  Nv7 CCH August 19, 1884 
     The De Moss troup [sic] failed to make the connection with this town last Thursday, owing to an accident which occurred on the road from Sumner.  They arrived on Friday, and proceeded to Myrtle Point, where they performed the same evening.  On Saturday evening they performed here, to an audience who were highly pleased with the entertainment.  In singing, Miss Minnie gave evidence of the possession of great, artistic ability.  +

Animal-panther animal-wildcat Tot-Parkersburg pursuit-hunting misc-word-varmint 
Nv7 CCH August 19, 1884 
     A large panther lying concealed in a clump of brush near Parkersburg, and surrounded by a group of children, became frightened at the noise made, and attempted to escape, thus disclosing its whereabouts.  It was pursued by William Perkins who shot and killed it.  The skin of this “varmint” when stripped and stretched, measured eight feet from nose to the end of the tail.  +

Health-insane travel road-stage Tot-Gardiner official-county name-Aiken name-Mast OT-Roseburg 
Nv7 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Mr. Deutsch [sic] and Mrs. Berry who have been pronounced insane, started for the Asylum at Salem.  Mr. Deutsch was ailing when he came here, and kept growing worse.  Family trouble by a former marriage is what affected Mrs. Berry.  She was taken by the Gardiner route, in charge of Peter Hickey, Deputy sheriff [sic].  Messrs. A. G. Aiken, Ed. [sic] Gallier and R. H. Mast have charge of Mr. Deutsch, and proceeded by the Roseburg route.  +

Paper paper-attitude ethnic-origin history? Paper-rivalry Srh-CoosBay Srh-misc? Locale-Coast Tot-Coquille? Tot-Marshfield? character? saying name-Starkey*
Nv8 CCH August 19, 1884 
     We know an Irishman who, upon being asked his name, replied: “My name is Tim, but they call me O’Bralligan for shortness.”  We were reminded of this on reading the News where it speaks of some person connected with this office, as, “Bob.”  The impertinent familiarity of the heavy weight of the News is astonishing.  He tells us to “study geography.”  Again we are reminded of a story.  A man on being asked if he was a milker, said: “ That is the first work that I ever did.”  We take this opportunity to remind the heavy weight before mentioned, that when he was a milker, and possibly before he was born, we had navigated this coast and studied its geography in a practical manner.  Where were you in ’48, you ould, cabalistic anachronism? [sic]  As to his reference to the ebb and flow of the tide being proof of Coos being a bay, that is ridiculous.  We are writing this 28 miles from the sea, but it does not prove that this is a bay, yet the tide flows higher than that.  Bays are indentations of the open sea coast marked by two distinct heads or capes.  Now, that we have posted you, [sic] you can give us a rest.  +  [M. note:  by inference;  Starkey had been a sailor.]

Poem literary? Climate? Friend? Lifestyle? Health-sickness? Health-death? 
Nv8 CCH August 19, 1884 
MY NANNIE DEAR.  [headline; centered; bold, medium margins.]
        [short line-under]
I think of scenes amid the past---
\    The time when we were wed:
The genial Spring, the Winter blast,
    The paths where we’ve been led:
Thro’ good or ill, thro’ calm or strife,
    As fortune made us steer,
My heart thro’ all – my aims through life----
    Where thine [sic], my Nannie dear.
What tho’ old Time moves us along,
    Still I will not despair,
That battle ‘midst the busy throng
    For thee, my only care.
Old age may come, pain joy or woe---
    With thee I nothing fear;
For all my hopes where’er I go,
    Are thine, my Nannie dear.
So shall my love prove to the end,--- [sic]
    The day when we must part,
When you or me, my only friend,
    Shall feel the fatal dart.
But let us then contented be,
    The road’s not always drear;
The path’s not lonely while I see
    My own, my Nannie dear.  +   [M.  not signed.] 

Srh-canal Srh-PanamaCanal OT-NewGrenada OT-Paris OT-SouthAmerica condit politic racism-ethnic origin paper-attitude govt RR-outside RR-phy RR-hopes world people-rivalry [?] misc-word(several) cliche  
Nv9 CCH August 19, 1884 
                                      The Panama Canal Experiment.
     We publish this week a few remarks that M. de Lasseps [sic] made in Paris, lately on the subject of the Panama canal.  The efforts of this eminent [sic] Frenchman engender an enormous amount of antagonism from the papers of this country, yet they have no tangible cause for complaint.  It has been argued that the essence of ownership is control, therefore, the independent government of New Grenada must by that rule have the right to control its own territory, and sell or lease any part thereof.  We ought not to deny those rights to others which we claim for ourselves.  The United States has at the present time as much territory as can be safely attended to.  It will not add to its strength or prosperity to assume the burdens incident to assuming or attempting to assume the control of extraneous territory.  We are not able to control the machinery of our internal affairs without being subjected to the most stupendous swindles by members of the government, consequently, it would be absurd to even think that we are qualified to control the affairs of some other government.  The treasury has been robbed, right and left, on every hand; immense sums have been squandered to convict the thieves, yet, there has never – with one exception – been a conviction.  Even in that case we can point to the early pardon of the criminal.  No; the fat contracts of the South American scheme would be too nice a thing for the financial geniuses who hang onto the verge of this government.  Who would, voluntarily, have his house in charge of a robber?  A government that cannot or will not protect its reserved lands and its treasury from thieves, ought to be the last -- unless its mission be plunder – to attempt to guard the territory of a neighboring government.  We notice the remark that the other powers lean to the de Lesseps’ [sic] view.  That goes to prove their not being jealous of him.  What difference does their learning make to us?  What essential difference does it make to us whether he finishes the Panama canal or not?  Let some one [sic] give an impartial answer to that; then, cat will be out of the bag [sic]; the insignificant scheme for the aggrandizement of a few nincompoops, exploded, [sic] and the wind-bag [sic] of jealousy bursted.  We were present at the opening of the Panama railroad business by John L. Stephens, and watched its construction for a period, and where one man died then, five will die in the canal excavations.  There is nothing in it to be jealous of.  Let the darkies of South America dig it; let the Frenchmen and those who are willing to take the unenviable risk, supervise it, and let all – if it be necessary to its completion – suffer and die in peace.  +

Church event Tot-Marshfield OT-Salem superlative name-Black name-Baker  enterprise-construction?  Nv9 CCH August 19, 1884 
     At a meeting of Baptist ministers in Marshfield on the 14, 16 and 17 of August the following were present: Elder Joseph Ritter, C. P. Bailey, F. E. Scofield, G. Black, J. C. Canterberry and Rev. J. C. Baker of Salem.  The principal feature of the meeting was to dedicate the Baptist church and the raising of funds to pay off the indebtedness incurred in its construction which was successfully accomplished, and the people of Marshfield now have a house of worship second to none in Southern Oregon.  +

ad Road-stage Locale-CoosBay OT-Roseburg Tot-Empire prices  
Nv9 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Coos Bay Stage Line   Through to Coos Bay in 18 Hours 
This line is now prepared to carry passengers and freight, being supplied with Comfortable Stages  And careful drivers.  Stages leave Roseburg every morning at 6 o’clock, Sundays excepted   Office at Metropolitan Hotel   Fare to Empire City $7.  Salsberry [sic], Haley & Co., Proprietors.  [+ text.]

ad Enterprise-WellsFargo Enterprise-insurance machine business utility name-McEwan item-hardware item-household item-harness item-[?] item-maintenance item-metal-iron enterprise-blacksmith pursuit-hunting ad Tot-Coquille business bldg
  Nv9 CCH August 19, 1884 
     [col. 1]  AGENT for Wells, Fargo & Company’s Express, Home Mutual & Old California Insurance Cos., New Home & New Howe Sewing Machines, Casperson’s Electric light    Address G. McEwan
      [col 2]  Dealer in, and Manufacturer of, The Copper and Sheetiron [sic] Ware.  Agate & Granite Ware.
Lamps, Chimneys and Lanterns, Saddles and Harness, Rope, Paint and Oils, and a Full line of Shelf Hardware   Guns and Ammunition   Hercules Powder.  Iron & Blacksmith’s Supplies.  All at bottom prices.  Pioneer Hardware Man.  Coquille City, Oregon.  [+ text]

Name-Bancroft history book literary racism-ethnic origin arts saying paper-attitude superlative  
Nv9 CCH August 19, 1884 
                                      A Hint to tho [sic; = the] Readers of Mr. Ban-
                                                   croft’s Works.
     All the volumes of the series are of equal importance, and all belong together, as constant reference has been made from one volume to another, and from one set of volumes to another.  This was found necessary to avoid repetition, and a further increase in the number of volumes.  Together the 29 volumes form a complete whole, and the volumes and sets are properly arranged and numbered in their natural and chronological order.
     Some readers and students, however, may find it more to their taste to begin with the sixth volume of the Works, which is the first volume of the History proper, and while progressing with the narrative of events from the coming of the Europeans, pursue [sic] that most interesting of all investigations, the social conditions and customs, the arts, industry, literature and architecture, the myths and traditions of primitive peoples.  Thus one is enabled to draw at pleasure from the Native Races all along the entire progress of the History [sic].  Some of our most discriminating scholars have pronounced this method full of profit, presenting, as it does, vivid pictures of the times treated, such as are destined to convey the most lasting impressions, and secure the mind through knowledge of the subject.  +

paper Tot-Coquille name-Dean Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-CoosCounty prices 
Nv10 CCH August 19, 1884 
Coquille City Herald.  Published every Tuesday.  J. A. Dean, Editor and Proprietor.  [2 column-width horizontal lines.]  Devoted to the Interests of the Coquille River particularly, and of the County, generally.  Subscription, per year……$2.00.  [+ text.]

Srh-ocean Srh-bay Srh-YaquinaBay Srh-river Srh-ColumbiaRiver Srh-dredging Srh-jetty
Srh-appropriation Srh-govt-works Srh-trade geology-sand-rock Locale-YaquinaBay govt
RR-hopes OT-Portland paper  Nv10 CCH August 19, 1884 
                                                     Yaquina Bay.
     Yaquina Bay, now attracting so much attention as a port, is destined to become a still more important receiving and shipping point for the Willamette valley than it now is, as soon as the projected improvements, now far advanced, are completed;  not only that, but when the harbor is rendered accessible to large ocean sailing ships, and the railroad connections spoken of below are made, it is expected to take rank as a port for foreign commerce, to pass over a transcontinental route of which this will be the deep-water terminus.  At present Yaquina Bay can only be entered by vessels of draught up to 15 or 16 feet, but it is susceptible of great improvement.  A sand cliff rises abruptly on the north side of the entrance to a hight [sic] of 100 feet, while on the south the land is comparatively low and flat.  In this respect, it somewhat resembles the entrance to the Columbia, materially differing from it, however, in width.  The channel across the bar outside the entrance is about 2,000 feet long, is narrow and straight, and in rough weather is clearly defined by a line of breakers on either side.  All but 600 feet of this distance is comparatively deep, the remainder being shallow and until the government works now in progress were undertaken was, within certain and regular limits, shifting [sic].  In summer the north winds were accustomed to pile the sand in from that direction, gradually pushing the channel to the south, while the southerly gales of winter forced it back again.  More properly speaking, there were three channels – “north,” “south” and  “middle” – each of which in its turn received the main current.  The bar consists of sand resting upon a ledge of rocks, being now 12 to 13 feet below the surface at low tide, and the rocks 24, the rocks being swept bare by action of the current, occasionally.  To make this action a permanent one is the design of the work now in progress by the government engineers.   A jetty is being run from the point south of the entrance, which is to be extended a distance of 2600 feet to deep water outside of the bar.  This closes up the south channel completely, and by forcing all the water through the middle one tends to clear it of sand and deepen it.  Work was begun in 1881 under an appropriation of $40,000 made the year before.  The next year an allowance of $10,000 was made, and $60,000 in 1882.  In 1883 the appropriation was made, but the present year $50,000 were [sic] made by congress to carry on the work.  The work is now well progre sed [sic] and its effects are already noticed in an incremental depth on the bar at low tide.  Another jetty will probably be constructed from the north point, protecting the channel from sands from that direction, and confining the water in one single channel.  It is expected that by these means the current will strip the rocks bare of sand, when by blasting the ledge along the channel the proper depth will be attained.  The results already accomplished are great, assuring the complete success of the engineer’s plans.  The bay itself is roughly shaped like an L, with the lower right hand extremity towards the sea, and covers an area of 15 square miles.  The ship channel, which is no where [sic] less than 1,200 feet wide, follows the north side of the bay, cuts across the corner and strikes the east side, which it follows to the mouth of the Yaquina, 13 miles from the ocean.  The depth is generally over 30 ft, only in one place being as shallow as 25 feet, and the bottom affords secure holding for an anchor.  Vessels lying on the inside are protected by the low hills from ocean winds, and are secure in the stormiest weather.  –Portland (Or.) West Shore.  +

Paper Agric crop animal-livestock saying  Nv10 CCH August 19, 1884 
     Grass means cattle; cattle means manure; manure means rich land; rich land means good crops and…  +  [M. note: the rest not copied.]

Ad land RealE Tot-Coquille animal-livestock dairy farm prices 
Nv10 CCH August 19, 1884 
                                               A   B A R G A I N :
     We have the selling of a half section of land, half bench and half bottom land, near Coquille City.  It would make a half dozen good little ranches, or a good dairy and stock ranch.  The price is $23 per acre.  +

ad Business bldg Tot-Coquille novelty-wood-barrel ad item-liquor 
Nv10 CCH August 19, 1884 
     City Brewery, G. Mehl, Prop.  Coquille City, Oregon.  Orders promptly filled.  We return kegs after being finished.  [+ text.]

Tot-Coquille business bldg name-Olive Tot-Multi Tot-MyrtlePoint Tot-Empire Tot-Marshfield Tot- Parkersburg Tot-Randolph Tot-Coaledo Tot-Norway Locale-river Locale-CoqR Locale-SouthFork Locale-CoosBay OT-SF OT-Roseburg OT-Portland OT-HumboldtCali name-Olive name-Hermann name-Marshall name-Dunham name-Fox name-Buck name-Halter name-Sugg name-Prey name-Sharp name-Ward name-Mast title  
Nv10a CCH August 19, 1884 
                                                  HOTEL ARRIVALS.
    (Olive Hotel.)
[M. note: these are in 2 columns (within a single newspaper column), sometimes the town being on a separate line.  I’ve consolidated.]  [No forward-slashes used in text.  Ditto marks are part of text, and are same town as the one above them.]  [the order of dates is unclear; appear to go left to right over both columns.  I’ve copied them as they appear.]
[col 1]
Aug. 11  C B Watson                  O H Prey  Myrtle Pt
            Empire City                     Jas NcKay [sic]  Marshfield
B T Sharp  river                          T M Hermann South fk
C Harrington  SF                         Aug 12  Hon Binger Hermann
Geo Norton  Portl’d                                           Roseburg
Chas Marshall  “                          Fred Snyder  Portl’d
Thos Mastic     “                          M Thompson  “
C Peterson      “                          Fred Sauger  SF
M Rowan  river                           S L Leneve  city
Aug. 13  Thos Hollis                   F Sheridan Parkersb’g
        Parkersburg                         Mr. Dorson  SF
Mr. Toler  river                           Mrs B Oman  Randolph
Mrs. Dunham  Coal-                   Mrs. J Fox  Coaledo
edo                                             R E Buck  city
Aug 14  G Brown  M Pt              J Snyder Myrtle Pt
W F Newsom  Portl’d                 J W Sugg  city
G W Palmer  Roseb’g                 Dan Wagoner  river
P Hickey  Empire                        T Ward  Humboldt Cal
O B Smith rivr                             Aug 15  S A Lee  river
Aug 16 W Mast  river                 The DeMoss troupe
Joe Laird  Norway                       Al Lillie  river
J Rimmer        river                      Louis Heller  river
Aug 17  D H Getchell                  R Hayter  river
     wf & chd   Park’bg                  J Waller  river
S Barrows  Lark’s’bg  [sic]          S Gallier  city
Aug 18 J Aiken  bay                     J Halter  Norway
A Halter  Norway             [+ text.]

Health-birth health-death locale-IowaSlough Locale-CoosCounty  
Nv10a CCH August 19, 1884 
Died. Near Iowa slough, August 11th, infant son of  S. T. Steward.  [+ text.]

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