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                        COQUILLE,  OR.

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JULY 1 – 8

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July 1

literary poetry holiday-4th-July patriotic history lifestyle? name-Starkey  
Pr-6 CCH July 1, 1884 
The Flag and the Fourth.
         by LeGarcon
Unfurl that flag, the morn is fast dawning,
  The proud Natal day of the free,
Let the stars and the stripes flash out bright
                                      in the morning.
  The symbol of our unity.
Then wave it aloft, let its beauty be seen,
  A clear streaming herald of joy,
Remember its birth, keep that memory free,
  Hurrah! For the Fourth of July.
Hoist up that banner, ‘twas heroes that gave
  Their blood – when defiance they hurled –
In defense of the right, a refuge to save,
  A haven of rest to this world.
           Then wave it aloft, etc.
When tyrants behold it, they look with disdain –
  What care we for the scoff or the sneer?
 Their victims escaping, they know ‘tis in vain
  To pursue, when we welcome them there.
           Then wave it aloft, etc.
Chant the loud anthem, the dawn it is breaking,
  Aloft, let that flag proudly soar,
Let them be free who rejoice, give, while Freedom partaking,
  Three cheers for the heroes of yore,
           Then wave it aloft, etc.  +

Literary poetry war-[?] war-vet speech-eulogy history patriotic lifestyle? OT-Ohio health-death character  Pr-5 CCH July 1, 1884 
                 General Lytle.
Peace reigns in all Ohio's woods;
  A thousand autumn banners gleam;
Like trophies on cathedral walls,
  While curling mist doth incense seem.
Afar in Chicamauga's wood,
  Where banners light the brave to death,
Ohio's gallant son lies low;
  'Midst battle storm he yields his breath.
Oh, Lytle! son of noble race!
  'Twas Genius touched your lips with fire;
Your stirring words still bloomed in deeds;
  Oh. hero with a poet's lyre!
Oh generous heart and patriot soul!
  So young, so brave in Mexico;
How blazed thy warrior spirit forth
  When traitor arms laid Sumpter low.
I see thy ride at Carnivex,
  A lightning sketch on war's dark cloud;
I feel the furious charge rush by,
  A sight that made the dying proud!
I see thee with thine eagle eye
  Greet danger with exultant thrill,
Defying Death and daring Fate,
  That autumn day at Chaplin Hill!
'Mid comrades that his zeal has fired,
  On battle-field our Lytle sleeps;
Not death could tear him from his charge,
  And o'er his grave Columbia weeps.
What though no flowers adorn his bier,
  Nor shrouded flag does o'er him wave?
What though no long funeral train
  Attends him to his honored grave?
What though no sad procession winds,
  With muffled drum and music's swell,
And streaming eyes and stifled sobs,
  Adown the streets he loved so well?
A nation mourns her favorite son;
  His laurels green shall ever wave,
And Erin's tears shall wet the sod,
Where LYTLE fills a soldier's grave!  +   [M. note:  not signed]

Disaster-fire mill-Grube locale-LR locale-MyrtleGrove Srh-river Srh-CoqR Srh-dock Srh-ship-building timber Tot-Bandon Locale-RogueR name-Nosler Srh-boat-LittleAnnie Srh-boat-KatieCook Srh-boat-[?] Srh-tug-KatieCook Srh-tug-[?] Srh-spit? name-Nosler misc-word-bunkalation
Nn30b CCH July 1, 1884
Myrtle Grove Mill Burned.  Two
   Hundred Thousand Feet of
       Clear Cedar in Ashes.
  Tug Katie Cook Safely in the
     Grube’s mill, familiarly known as Myrtle Grove mill, was totally destroyed by fire on Sunday, as were also a fine lot of lumber, wharves, store and bunkalation [sic].  The dwelling and the schooner being built in the yard, are the only things of value not destroyed.  There was upwards of 200,000 feet of fine clear cedar lumber on the wharf awaiting a raise in the price.  The loss is $25,000 or upwards.  The cause of the fire is not known, but it is thought that a spark from the steamer Annie or a cigar stub caused it.  The blaze was first seen coming up from between two piles of lumber, and had gained too much headway to be extinguished.  There is said to have been no insurance on the property.
     Great credit is due Abe L. Nosler in saving the dwelling.
     The tug, Katie Cook, has been gotten off the sand spit and taken up to the Bandon wharf, and there put on the ways for repairs.  She is doubtless in running order by this time.  Mr. Cook had been sent as a messenger for a tug to Rogue river, but it is to be hoped he will fail to get one, as it would be an unnecessary expenditure.  +
mining gold mineral geology Lhc-lay-land locale-CoosCounty Locale-CurryCounty locale-SalmonGulch Locale-SixesR Srh-river Srh-SixesR politic lifestyle-indir health-treatment? Food job needed? Condit?  Misc-word-bowlder 
Nn31 CCH July 1, 1884 
                                     Quartz in Coos and Curry.
      The following communication will be interesting to those who desire information on the resources of Coos county.  While we may not agree with our correspondent in his assertion that “woman suffrage is a past issue – it is bound to come up again – we certainly admire his proposition to raise a new issue, one that will develop the hidden wealth of our mountains and add renewed vigor to the ever increasing industries of both county and state:
     As women’s suffrage is now a past issue, Sunbeam and Mayflower tea and St. Jacobs [sic] oil having been tried; [sic] would it not be well to give these things a rest, and raise a new issue?  And I for one suggest for a  subject, rich quartz in Coos and Curry.  Having spent some time in hunting ledges, collecting and testing ores, I write these few lines in hopes that some abler pen will take it up, and  that we may have more light on this subject.  It is not necessary to tell the old residents of this county, sic] of pieces of very rich quartz found at the head of Salmon gulch; of one sheet of gold taken from the side of a bowlder [sic], that weighed about $700, of nuggets being found on Sixes, all way up to$175.  That many of these nuggets were worn smooth on one side, and being rough on the other, and showing that they had adhered to bowlders [sic].  Now when we remember the number of immigrants of late years, these facts may be interesting.  As I lately examined ledges and quartz from the top of Johnson’s mountain to the head of Salmon gulch, I have arrived at the conclusion that these ledges are only gash [sic], or surface veins, and cannot be depended on as true, permanent fissures.  I have arrived at this conclusion from the character of the quartz found in this region; and the appearance of the ledge.  I do not mean to say that there will be no rich quartz found in this region; but I am of the opinion that the ledges will terminate at no great depth. Passing further west to the south fork of Sixes, we see a great change in both the geological formation and ledges.  This appears at one time to have been at one time a vast bed of shale, which in most places has been hardened by heat.  It is bounded on the west by greenstone; on the south and east by granite; the tops of the highest peaks being capped with conglomerate.  There is a ledge running for miles through this canyon; at some places where the formation is firm it crops out at the surface, at other places where the formation is not firm it can only be followed by the sulphuret [sic] of iron where it has steamed up through the rocks.  That this is a true fissure is shown from the fact that it has come from the fires below.
     Professor Denton in his lectures on geology, on page 101, says:   The vapor of sulfur coming in contact with the vapor of iron, has produced the sulfate of iron, and we are told that “auriferous ledges containing sulfates may always be relied on to improve with depth.”  And further, that, “the vapor of gold coming up with and being so much heavier then the vapor iron, the gold has either not risen so high, or has sunk lower, hence this class of ledges always [sic] improve with depth.”
     Gold has been found in this particular ledge, wherever it crops out, and I am told that essays [sic] on rock have been all the way up to $78 per ton.  The writer found at one place, gold as coarse as small wheat grains, at another place it was fine as flour.  This ledge has nowhere been prospected to any extent – it has been dug into at several points, and pieces of rock carried away, but I believe no one has tapped it 25 feet below the surface.  If a company could be formed to strike it with a tunnel a few hundred feet below the surface, as it easily might be at certain points, the probability is it [sic] would prove valuable, give work to a vast number of men, and bring wealth to its owners.
            C. Wilkins.  [+ text.]

name-Starkey business paper paper-attitude condit saying correspond saying? Literary?  Misc-word-fugleman  Nn32 CCH July 1, 1884 
SALUTATORY.  [sic] [head; bold; centered, wide margins.]
      In accepting a position on this paper, and in assuming a portion of labor necessary to its production as a journal of general news, we are forcibly reminded of the magnitude of the undertaking, when our inexperience in such matters is taken into consideration.
      We approach it with some diffidence, and doubt as to the final result.  But, amidst this fog of uncertainty, there is a ray of genial sunshine.  We have been received by all with whom we came in contact, upon our arrival in this part of Coos county, with great kindness, and it will be our study to preserve that feeling by every legitimate effort, making no more than the generous forbearance of a discriminating public for one who is about to engage, for the first time, in a profession fraught with innumerable difficulties and where it becomes impossible to please all.
     Heretofore, it has been both our disposition and delight to be an independent fugleman [sic], firing right and left, front or rear, whenever we saw, after due reflection, an opportunity to correct an abuse.
     While we have been but an humble laborer in the vineyard of literature, still, we have aspired to a position –tho’ [sic] it be but a subordinate one – in the ranks of that great institution which is the true disseminator of civil and religious liberty – The Republic of Letters.
     Now, the aspect is somewhat changed, and the line drawn, from which there must be no deviation.  We have always been inclined to the opinion that the people have reserved rights, and that no lasting benefit, no permanent reform can be obtained by attacking these rights vindictively.  Domestic evils may be innumerable, still, we ought to consider before fighting them with methods that provoke retaliation.  The application of moral force, example and kindred efforts of a peaceful nature, have more influence over the average biped than all the tyrranic [sic] and fanatical laws that were ever enacted.  We may be justified in attacking the foreign enemy with whatever weapons are available, but, [sic] the domestic enemy deserves more consideration; the restraining efforts must be calculated with due regard for the result.
     Nothing of a political nature, advocating the interest of this or that party, enters into the columns of this paper, consequently, there will be no diversity of or division in opinion with regard to such matters published.  There will be a division of profits, providing there may be any profits; but, the tenure which a newspaper holds on that essential prosperity is, undoubtedly, precarious.
     While we may be unable to supply our readers with a thrilling amount of wisdom, or overpowering wit, we shall endeavor to give them the latest items of news and such items of a miscellaneous character as will be appropriate for reading in the family.
     In conclusion, we beg leave to say that, we are neither a recondite [sic] scholar nor an irretrievable dunce.  In our creed there is an article in which we have implicit faith, and that is, we are never too old to learn.  Our aim will be, simply, to do what is right in promoting the welfare of the community and in aiding to make the HERALD a successful candidate for public favor.
        Robert Starkey.  [+ text.]  

paper paper-attitude? paper-rivalry Name-Starkey character? Saying 
Nn32 CCH July 1, 1884 
     We feel greatful [sic] to the News for its very flattering remarks, altho’ [sic] they were a little “too previous;” as we were not quite certain as to the position in which Mr. Dean would place us.  You forgot our request, Gus.  Be careful in the future, or it may become necessary to pay you a visit.  Remember, that, “when Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war.”  +

Saying health-accident Locale-UtterCity Locale-Isthmus RR-ITRR condit paper-attitude 
Nn 33 CCH July 1, 1884 
                                        “Sufficient for the day is the evil
     The logic of the above maxim may be considered doubtful.  It may be sufficient for to-day, yet productive of  direful consequences to-morrow.  Notwithstanding this fact, there are many people who seem to abide with it as a text to be construed for their especial [sic] benefit.  For the evils of the day, there will certainly come a day of reckoning.  In traveling over the Utter City railroad, and observing the thoroughfare, the possibility of an accident occurring and in a moment, is painfully apparent.  When a few victims have been offered up – immolated on the altar of recklessness, there will be loud wailing and gnashing of teeth. [sic]  Someone has said that,  “It is never too late to mend;” but, if an accident occurs, the damage will be followed with damages for neglect.  We may consider the fact that, [sic] the travel does not pay the expense of repair, but we also take into consideration the fact that this does not absolve the proprietor from responsibility.  Something ought to be done in the matter.  [+ text.]

Tot-Empire book salesman politic saying?  Nn33 CCH July 1, 1884 
R. J. Cussans of Empire, is agent for the following works:  Hill’s Manual of Social and Business forms.  Sept. Winner’s World of Song.  J. G. Blaine’s History (illustrated).  Twenty years in Congress.  J. H. Gough’s Sunlight and Shadows – an illustrated work on temperance.  Life of the Republican candidate for President – J. G. Blaine.  Life of the Democratic candidate for president [sic] – also, all of the leading newspapers and magazines in the world.  Biography is progressing with the rapidity of lightning.  The lucky fellow who receives a nomination will retire for the night delighted with his prospects; visions of future greatness will surround him in his dreams, and his pleasure will be augmented on arising, to see a recital of his antecedents, written by a friendly hand, and drawn with more flattery than truth.  Sic transit gloria mundi.  [M.  last sentence in italics.]  +

Enterprise-WellsFargo road-stage business Tot-Coquille Tot-Empire Tot-MyrtlePoint Tot-Bandon condit?  Nn33 CCH July 1, 1884 
      Now that Wells, Fargo & Co. have established a line between this place and Empire City, it should receive all the patronage that it is possible to bestow.  People having packages to forward by express, can send them through this agency – thereby avoiding the bother of various consignments.  If the route pays, the company will extend it to Myrtle Point and Bandon.  +

Character-attitude war history holiday-4th-July saying? Entertain 
Nn34 CCH July 1, 1884 
      The Fourth of July is now at hand, and a few words may be opportune.  When we take into consideration the trials and tribulations of the Revolutionary Fathers – the ordeal of famine, fire and blood, through which they passed, in order that their descendents should enjoy the blessing of freedom, it becomes our duty to remember them with grateful feelings.  The firing of cannons, the march and display, the sounds of revelry at night, and all the external evidence of heartfelt joy should be coupled with the memory of their sufferings and the overwhelming debt we owe them.  There are many who forget while enjoying the benefits, the indomitable [sic] patience and perseverance of those who produced them.  Hoping that each feature of the celebration will be carried to a successful issue, we wish you a happy and enjoyable Fourth.  +

Climate Locale-CoosCounty? Crop Misc-cosmic Srh-ocean Srh-tidewater saying? 
Nn34 CCH July 1, 1884 
     We have had considerable rain, the week preceding this issue, and the signs indicate partial if not complete failure in the hay crop.  It is an unusual occurrence in this latitude, and the changing of the moon on the longest day of the year, is given as the cause.  So say the weather prophets:  but we differ with them.  The separation of the time in which the moon revolves around the earth, 29 days, into quarters, gives us no authority for the ideas generally entertained on that subject.  The moon is always changing; and, if we estimate its power by the size of its appearance at certain intervals, we are led into an error, because, it affects the tide as much on the new moon as it does on the full.  All signs fail in Oregon.  +

Road Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint Locale-Coaledo paper-attitude saying 
Nn34 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The road from this place to Myrtle Point is yet it [sic] an unfinished state.  It is a paramount duty with those in control to complete this thoroughfare.  From fifteen to twenty days’ work for one man we think would be sufficient, and it would be well to perform the operation during the fine weather.  As the subject is always interesting to those who travel, it may not be out of place to put in a word for the Coaledo road.  A few days work in widening that road, especially at the bridges, would be of great benefit and a credit to the district.  We must have some respect for the stranger who passeth [sic] and cultivates as well as circulates opinions with regard to our county.  Good roads speak for themselves, therefore, we say attend to the roads as soon as possible.  +

Tot-Coquille Lhc-lay-land climate improve utility-indir boomer misc-word-borrow…compass 
Nn34 CCH July 1, 1884 
     This is a spacious and truly delightful town site.  There are no high hills enclosing it, consequently, nothing to obstruct the free circulation of the invigorating wind.
     There are progressive signs of improvement on every hand.  Precautions of a sanitary character will, no doubt, be taken at an early day, the town being so situated that drainage will be an easy matter.   We have not yet got our bearings; but, we will borrow a compass from some obliging skipper, and proceed to give a more definite account of our surroundings, as early as possible.  +

Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint Locale-CoquilleRiver holiday-4th-July speech music dance entertain food improve road-bridge  Nn34 CCH July 1, 1884
     The people of that section of the Coquille embracing Myrtle Point, intend to celebrate the completion of the new bridge at that place, about the 10th of next month.  There will be a picnic, oration, music and dancing; as, it is considered an important improvement – an event in the progress of that locality.  The bridge is a handsome structure, combining durability and economy.  +

road-bridge saying? Tot-Marshfield  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884
     Hurry up with those bridges, gentlemen, and let us have direct communication with Marshfield, then, the delay and consequent disappointment will be ended.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Dean & Huntington have received their elegant stock of boots and shoes, and are offering their goods at prices that cannot be surpassed for cheapness.  They keep the celebrated Buckingham and Hecht goods which are as good as homemade or shop work.  They sell only for cash; consequently, very cheap.  +

Business? Health-provider? Name-Volkmar Tot-MyrtlePoint  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
                                     LOOK HERE!
     All persons knowing themselves indebted to Dr. Z. T. Dodson for professional services, are hereby notified that their accounts have been left with the undersigned for collection, and are required to settle the same without delay.
                     Carl H. Volkmar,
    Myrtle Point, Oregon, June 18th.  +

Tot-Parkersburg Mill-Parker  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Parker’s mill resumed work yesterday.  +

Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-ship-CoosBay  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The steamer Coos Bay sailed last Saturday at 3:30 P/M.  +

Business Tot-Sumner  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
     W. H. Jenkins, Sr., has opened a shoemaker’s shop in Sumner.  +

Voting Lhc-census? Locale-CurryCounty  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The increase in the vote in Curry county has been but four in four years.  +

Organize Tot-Marshfield holiday-4th-July entertain superlative 
Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The Masonic celebration at Marshfield last Tuesday was a grand affair.  +

Tot-Marshfield food business  misc-word-how…effervesce 
Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
      Huden, of soda fame, has returned to the bay.  How do you effervesce, Henry?  +

Transport-stage lifestyle-indir? Tot-Coquille?  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Seventy nine persons arrived and departed from the stage last Wednesday.  +

Livery animal-horse business bldg  Tot-Coquille name-Buck  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Buck’s barn has been completed, and he is now prepared to accommodate a very large number of horses.  +

Tot-MyrtlePoint food business? Salesman? Locale-CoquilleRiver  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Mr. A. Decker, of Myrtle Point, is prepared and is delivering beef  in excellent order to all parts of the river.  +

Name-Willard visit health-misc OT-Chicago  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
    Uncle T. B. Willard returned from a visit to his sister in Chicago on Friday evening.  The old man is looking quite well.  +

Tot-Coquille business food holiday-4th-July  Nn35 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The Star restaurant is going to be prepared to feed all who may wish to patronize that popular house on the Fourth of July.  + 

novelty-wood-furniture enterprise-carpentry Tot-Coquille 
Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The finest piece of work we have seen for many a day, is a dresser for the Olive hotel.  Mr. J. D. Bennett of this place is the builder.  +  [M.. is this another J D Bennett?]

Church pursuit-baseball Tot-Coquille  Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Sunday school will hereafter be held at 3:30 o’clock, to accommodate the base ball [sic] club, which occupies the time of the two o’clock services.  +

Tot-Coquille transport-stage business character  Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Messrs. Jarvis and Arrington are certainly fortunate in possessing such an attentive and obliging agent at Coquille as Charley Zumwalt.  +

Pursuit-racing prices holiday-4th-July animal-horse Tot-Coquille  Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The entrance fee for the horse race here on the Fourth will be five dollars; half for the winning horse, and the balance to a destitute lady in town.  +

Food fruit item-tobacco business bldg? Tot-Coquille superlative  
Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Candy, nuts, tobacco, oranges, lemons, etc. at the Star restaurant.  Give Charley Elliott  the proprietor your orders. His goods are first-class.  +

Name-Hermann paper Tot-MyrtlePoint business bldg? title  Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Hon. Binger Herman, congressman elect, gave us a pleasant call on Thursday.  He contemplates going out of the mercantile business at Myrtle Point.  +

Food business Tot-MyrtlePoint Locale-CoquilleRiver paper-attitude? Name-Lehnherr  
Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     J. A. Lehnherr is opening a butcher shop at Myrtle Point, and will be engaging beef all along the river at reduced prices.  So far he is having good success.  +

Crime health-[?] OT-SmithRiverCorners OT-SanQuentin  Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
      W. H. Beam, whom we mentioned as having instituted a shooting match at Smith River Corners, has been sentenced to San Quentin for a period of nine years.  +

School Tot-Marshfield character paper-attitude  Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     We have received the annual announcement of the Marshfield academy.  It is a comprehensive circular, and a neat specimen of the printing art.  Nothing that we could say, would add to the well earned reputation of the principal, and his accomplished assistant, Miss Lillian Glass.  We wish them success.  +

Crime health-[?] health-death Tot-Gardiner  Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     August Fox shot and instantly killed Frank Franklin at Gardiner a week ago Friday. +

Tot-Coquille business bldg? Item-goods  Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     W. H. Carothers is closing out his stock of goods at this place at cost.  Call for bargains.  +

Health-death health-insane Tot-Newport Tot-Libby  Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     A Miss Martha Johnson died at Newport a week ago – a freak of insanity.  +  [M. Newport-
Libby? Or?]

School book item-stationery Tot-Coquille name-Nosler  Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     J. H. Nosler has a full line of school books, stationery, etc., which he is selling very cheap for cash.  +

Pursuit-racing Tot-Empire(near) animal-horse  Nn36 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Garfield’s horse won first, and Hazard’s second prize at the race below Empire on the 21st.  +

Tot-Coquille street character? Holiday-4th-July paper-attitude  Nn 37 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Clean up your streets.  Don’t allow them to be covered with rubbish and old tin cans on the Fourth.  +

Locale-RogueRiver enterprise-cannery condit fish business? 
Nn37 CCH July 1, 1884 
    The Rogue river cannery has so far made a rather poor run this season, and is doubtless shut down by this time.  +

Tot-Bandon correspond OT-Spokane OT-WallaWalla 
Nn37 CCH July 1, 1884 
     A. Gironi a former resident of Bandon, we are informed by a private letter, has left Spokane and gone to Walla Walla.  +

War govt politic name-Dolph  Nn37 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The bill to pension the Mexican veterans passed the senate on  Tuesday, 24th ult, by a vote of 37 to 27.  Dolph voted for and Slater against it.  +

Health-sickness Tot-Bandon(near)  Nn37 CCH July 1, 1884
     In teething, A Gironi’s little child which he left with friends near Bandon, has come near dying.  Last week he had convulsions.  +

Suit? Road condit name-Hume prices Locale-EllensburgOr misc-word-vexed-suit 
Nn37 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The vexed suit against R. D. Hume for obstructing a public highway at Ellensburg, has been decided adversely to Mr. Hume, he having been fined $25 and the cost of the suit.  +

Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint Enterprise-WellsFargo road-stage improve boomer? 
Nn37 CCH July 1, 1884 
     A Wells Fargo’s express office was established at this place last week; a new stage and hack line leading to Myrtle Point.  One by one the conveniences are being added to our little burg.  +

Locale-CoosCounty OT-Oregon(Eastern) visit? Travel boomer? Name-Lowe 
Nn37 CCH July 1, 1884 
     W. H. Williams, J. Gregg and Clarence Lowe who left this part some time since for Eastern Oregon, after a visit to almost every part, returned last week fully convinced that there is no place like Coos.  +

Tot-GF paper Tot-Coquille name-Lamb  Nn37 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Uncle James Lamb, of Gravel Ford [sic], paid this office a pleasant visit Tuesday.  He is one of the HERALD’s best friends, having subscribed for four copies – one for himself, and three for relatives at a distance.  +

Tot-MyrtlePoint animal-livestock dairy character  Nn37 CCH July 1, 1884 
     A cow belonging to Uncle John Barklow, at Myrtle Point, gives 10 gallons of milk per day.  This looks unreasonable [sic], but the item was given to us by a truthful man, who had witnessed the milking at different times.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg food item-goods item-stationery item-fireworks holiday-4th-July-indir mill-[?]  Nn37 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Mr. J. T. Moulton and his son George, have opened a neat provision and variety store on Front street north of the mill.  George has a nice selection of stationery, which he sells at very moderate prices.  He also has a fine lot of fireworks.  +

Tot-Coquille item-goods salesman? name-Fox  Nn37 CCH July 1, 1884 
     J. B. Fox will have a varied stock of goods here on the Fourth of July which he proposes to auction off for what the will bring.  For excellent bargains, attend this auction sale.  It should especially be born in mind that the goods will be sold regardless of cost.  +

Tot-Coquille enterprise-carpentry enterprise-writer book 
Nn38 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The prospectus of Mr. T. R. Willard’s book on carpentry is before us.  It will doubtless prove of great benefit to workmen, and we trust will be honestly appreciated as its merits deserve, for it is the result of much study, and considerable expense to the projector.  +

Name-Morras Locale-[?] Tot-Coaledo Locale-Isthmus Tot-Coquille? Locale-CoosBay health-accid health-treatment RR-local  Nn38 CCH July 1, 1884 
    On Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Mr. George Morras, of Coaledo, had the misfortune to have one of his legs broken.  While he was talking with Mr. Huden the car came in, knocking a box against him, breaking about mid-way [sic] between the knee and ankle.  He was taken to the bay for treatment.  +

Name-Starkey paper name-Dean condit health-[?] b-act misc-word-canvass saying 
Nn38 CCH July 1, 1884 
                                                     A  CARD.
     With the view of improving the HERALD, and also to take a rest from an overwork of two years on this paper, we have engaged the services of Mr. Robert Starkey who will conduct it, wholly, until, [sic] we shall have made a thorough canvass of the county.  The present business will not justify us in lying idle and hiring help, but we expect to make the increased patronage – the result of the canvass – pay it, and to this end, we shall soon call on you.  In the mean time  [sic], we shall contribute to the paper.  With us a rest is going to be a grand treat commensurate with our appreciation of a liberal patronage on your part.
                                                  J. A. Dean.  [+ text.]

Log Srh-ocean Srh-raft Srh-Srh-boat-Escort Srh-tug-Escort disaster-[?] Tot-P.Orford Locale-CapeBlanco climate? paper 
Nn38 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The experiment of rafting logs from the bay has been tried, but we have not heard the result.  Five rafts, or a raft of five sections left the bay a week ago Friday, and are, no doubt, in San Francisco by this time.  The Escort No. 2 had them in tow. 
     LATER. == Last night word was received here that the raft broke up and went ashore below Port Orford.  It is thought another attempt will be made.  It towed like a boat, but it is claimed by seamen that an outfit of the kind will have to keep well off shore in passing Cape Blanco, as the wind drives a fearful current around that point [sic].  +

Paper paper-rivalry Tot-Marshfield Tot-Coquille? Character? [?] misc-word(several)  
Nn38 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The Mail [newspaper] will accept our thanks for friendly remarks.  We hope to be able to fulfill its predictions; but our early training – the fetters of restraint in which we were then subjected, precludes the possibility of accomplishing much.  Time and patience coupled with untiring application and a desire to improve, will always be effective.  + 

Correspond home-seeker condit climate land? paper-attitude name-Page OT-TX Locale-Oregon  Nn38 CCH July 1, 1884 
    We received a communication from W. S. Page, of Palmer, Ellis county, Texas, stating that a number of people in that section contemplate coming to Oregon, if the outlook is favorable.  There is plenty of land for those who wish to settle in this state, and a climate unequaled by any state in the union.  +

Natl filler Govt President politic OT-NY  Nn38 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Indications are that Gov. Cleveland of New York will be the democratic nominee for president.  [sic]  +

Natl-filler pursuit-baseball humor? misc-word-goose-egg Saying?  Nn38 CCH July 1, 1884 
     “In what sense is the term goose egg used, George, in connection with baseball?”  “Goose egg!  It means nothing, Angelina.  That is to say, it means a cipher [sic].  The player who fails to score anything is said to have made a goose egg.”  “How funny!  I thought it meant something entirely different.”  “Indeed, what was your idea of it?”  “I thought it might be an egg laid by some of the ‘fouls’ of the game.”  --Louisville Courier-Journal.  +

ad Tot-Bandon holiday-4th-July beach music organiz entertain pursuit-racing Locale-GibralterRock name-Rosa  
Nn39 CCH July 1, 1884 
1776                                                                         1884
Grand Celebration on the FOURTH
                   of JULY,
         And the Bandon Beach.
    Numerous RACES on the BANDON BEACH for Stakes and Prizes.
Other amusements and also dancing in the evening.
Those who cannot bring their blankets can get what they require of
the hotels and restaurants at moderate prices.
The committee respectfully request [sic] that all collections be forwarded
to the Treasurer, R. H. Rosa, on, ]sic] or before the 1st of July, in order that
they may know what amount they will have on hands [sic] for stakes and prizes.  [+ text.]

ad Tot-Coquille Tot-Coquille(near) paper novelty-wood-shingles novelty-wood-posts novelty-wood-[?] name-Barrows  Nn39 CCH July 1, 1884 
      Anyone wishing good, red cedar shingles, fence-posts, pickets, clapboards, or shakes will do well to call on S, B. Barrows, one mile east of Coquille City.
     All orders left at this office or with J. T. Moulton will receive prompt attention.  + 

natl-filler Lifestyle paper-attitude condit-signs-times food agric?  Nn39 CCH July 1, 1884 
                                          Culture and agriculture.
                                               Let the Girls Try.
     It is a good idea for mothers, when their little girls want to do cooking in a miniature way, to let them do it on their own account.  Most girls, almost from babyhood, if permitted to be with their mothers in the kitchen, love to see the work done, particularly the cooking, and nothing delights the more than to be allowed to make some simple article themselves.  This early play will not be forgotten.  Girls that grow up under such training or indulgence will have no fear of the real cares when it comes to them as a duty.  Most mothers refuse to let their daughters attempt to make a cake, a pie, or a batch of bread, for fear that they will fail in making the same come up to their standard.  The only way for the child to learn is with exercise, coupled with instruction, and the mother that fails to give her daughter a chance to learn how to do the work and cookery does a greivous [sic] wrong to the child.  Instead of refusing to let the girls experiment, every mother should encourage and assist the daughter to become a proficient cook, no matter what the condition may be in regard to wealth.  It does no girl any harm to know how the work of the household should be done.  + 

Agric natl-filler paper  Nn39 CCH July 1, 1884 
When to cut grass.  +  [<headline.]  [the rest not copied.]

RealE Tot-MyrtlePoint name-Bender name-Border  Nn39 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Lots for sale! In  the addition to the town of Myrtle Ponit [sic], prices reasonable.  For particulars inquire of E. Bender or W. A. Border, Myrtle Point, Oregon.  [+]

Natl filler lifestyle humor? food-indir Interest condit-signs-tiimes  
Nn39 CCH July 1, 1884
 Eastern belles now use the invisible lip ointment flavored with honey.  When adulteration has crept into kisses, isn’t it about time for you to sound your trumpet, Mr. Gabriel, and shut down operations in this wicked, wicked world right now? – Bismarck Tribune.  +

Tot-Coquille holiday-4th-July entertain bldg organiz music dance speech entertain-program food entertain-picnic Tot-Marshfield school transport name-Nosler name-Gray title pursuit-sport pursuit-games pursuit-racing animal-horse lifestyle? Patriotic misc-word-programme misc-word-grand-procession misc-word-national-salute 
Nn40 CCH July 1, 1884 
1776                                                                   1884
                  GRAND CELEBRATION!
      July 4th, 1884, at Coquille City, Oregon.
The people of Coquille City would respectfully announce to the
public generally, that the coming 108th National
     Anniversary will be Celebrated at Coquille
        City, Oregon, on Friday, July 4th, 1884.
                  by the following PROGRAMME.
National salute – Thirteen guns at sunrise.  G Waters, gunner.
Forming Procession in front of the Odd Fellows’ hall, headed,
     First by the Marshfield brass band.
     Second, public school children representing the states.
     Third, Order of Odd Fellows.
     Fourth, carriages.
     Sixth [sic], the Kuki Colico Bodads.  The whole to be escorted
      by the Grand Army of the Republic.
Grand Procession up Elliott street to Hall; up Hall to Third;
down Third to Taylor down Taylor to Front – counter march
up Front and proceed to grove.
Music by the Marshfield brass band.
Singing by the glee club.
Address of welcome, by the president.
Music by the band.
Reciting Declaration of Independence, by Abe L. Nosler.
Singing by the glee club – “The Red, White and Blue.”
Oration by HON. JOHN A. GRAY.
Music, instrumental and vocal combined – “America.”
Basket picnic and barbecue.
Sports and games, for which prizes will be paid, viz:
100 yds. foot race free for all boys.  100 yds. foot race free for
all girls. One half-hour go-as-you-please foot race for all boys.
Fat man’s race; weight 200 lbs. and over.    Tub race.  Quar-
ter mile horse race, free for all.   Walking greasy pole.
Wheelbarrow and sack race.
At sunset, a salute of 38 guns.
The whole to conclude with a Grand Ball given by I. O. O. F.
O. C. Huntington,   H. J. Tobias,   C. L. Pape,   Rev. Edmunds,
     President.           Marshall.         Drum Major.    Chaplain.  [+ text.]

church racism-ethnic OT-Klamath  Nn40 CCH July 1, 1884 
     Rev. T. F. Royal has accepted an appointment to do missionary work among the Indians at Klamath.  +

Fish Srh-falls Srh-TheDalles OT-TheDalles machine? Enterprise-fishing 
Nn40 CCH July 1, 1884 
     The fish wheels at the falls above The Dalles continue to dip up huge quantities of salmon.  Bad for the salmon.  +

ad health-provider Tot-MyrtlePoint name-Volkmar  Nn40a CCH July 1, 1884 
     All persons knowing themselves indebted to Dr. G. Elgin, either upon note or open account, are hereby requested to call on the undersigned, and settle up without delay; as all such accounts have been placed in my hands for collection.
                                                        Carl. [sic] H. Volkmar,
Myrtle Point, March 15, 1884  [+ text]

Ad home-seeker county county-court official-county Locale-[?] Tot-Norway Tot-Empire name-Bullard name-Drane 
Nn40a CCH July 1, 1884 
                                     NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
                     Land Office at Roseburg, Oregon,
                                         May 15, 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 clerk of Coos county, at Empire City, Oregon, on Saturday, June 23, 1884, viz.:  Joseph Goeller, pre-emption [sic] D. S. No. 4523 for the N W ¼ of section 11, township 29, south range 13 west.
     He names the following witnesses to prove the continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz.:
John Munford           [long vertical bracket incl all 4 names]
Phil Drane                          all of
W. C. Bullard                     Norway, Oregon.
M. Aasen
                                       Wm. F. BENJAMIN,
                                                             Register.  [+text.]

Ad Home-seeker county county-court locale-[?] Tot-Sumner
Nn40a CCH July 1, 1884 
[not full quote]  William Laughorn…June 28…viz., pre-emption D.S. No. 4382, for the S E ¼ of section 6, township 27S. R. 12 west.
George Johnson                    [long vertical bracket incl all 4 names]
William Kennedy                                     all of Sumner
William Johnson:
J B Dulley
                                               Wm. F. BENJAMIN,
                                                             Register. [+ text.]


Ad Locale-[?] home-seeker OT-Roseburg mining name-Pershbaker Tot-Randolph? 
Nn40a CCH July 1, 1884 
NOTICE.  [head; centered; bold; same size as text; extra-wide margins.]
     Notice is hereby given to whom it may concern, that I shall, pursuant to this notice, make application for repayment of purchase money paid on entry of the N W ¼ of S E ¼ Section 28 Township 14 West certificate No. 3668 by Eagle Mining Company, and S W ¼ of NE ¼ and N W ¼ of S E ¼  Section 28 Township 22 South Range 16 West certificate No. 3667 by said Eagle Mining Company, and issued and dated at Roseburg, Oregon, August 15, 1872, and that I have lost said duplicate receipts Nos. 3668 and 3667.
A. Pershbaker.
    Agent.  [+text]

Animal-horse agric? Tot-Coquille livery name-Buck kTot-MyrtlePoint(near) locale-RackliffPlace Locale-CoquilleRiver agric farm prices misc-word-transmissable 
Nn40a CCH July 1, 1884 
     The THOROUGHBRED STALLION, YOUNG FRANK, Will stand on the Coquille River the ensuing season.  Frank was sired by a Grey Eagle and St. George horse his dam a Bertrand and Messenger mare [sic]; is 4 years old; 15 ½ hands high; weighs between 1100 and 1200 pounds; of symmetrical proportions of mahogany color [sic]; gentle temper well known to be transmissable [sic].
     The owner is ready try conclusions with anyone who thinks he has a fast horse.
     Season opens April 26.  Will stand at Coquille City (Buck’s stable), at Sam Smith’s place and at the old Rackliff place (Joe Laird’s), and remain at each place two days, visiting each place every ninth day [sic; no period]
     Terms $5 for the season.
     By the insurance $8.
                                                   O. D. Sargent,
                                                        Owner.  [+text.]

July 8

Literary Poetry Lifestyle?  Pr-6 CCH July 8, 1884 
Two Pairs.
A pair of brown eyes – no matter where,
In quiet street or crowded thoroughfare—
Call up the image of your face to me,
All others vanish, only you I see;
Above the din of trade your voice I hear,
That fades into a smile away.
Thus are you with me every day.
     Six Months Later
Brown eyes?  Oh, no; another hue
  Now lures my errant fancy;
Those melting orbs are heavenly blue,
  Which with their light entrance me.
She must say yes – I love her so,
  I wonder why I’ve tarried?
Too long I grieve – three months ago
  The brown-eyed girl was married. 
+                [M. note: not signed.]

Tot-Marshfield business  Nn41 CCH July 8, 1884 
Siglin & Gray.  Attorneys and Counselors At Law.  Marshfield, Or.  Nq

Literary poem lifestyle? Climate? Health-death character-attitude church-indir 
Nn41 CCH July 8, 1884 
             Every Year.  [<head; centered]
        (ALBERT PIKE.) [parentheses, sic]
Life is a count of losses,
                     Every year,
For the weak are heavier crosses,
                     Every year:
Lost Springs with sobs replying,
Unto weary Autumn sighing,
While those we love are dying
                     Every year.
The days have less of gladness,
                     Every year. [sic]
The nights more weight of sadness
                     Every year:
Fair Springs no longer charm us,
The wind and weather harm us,
The threats of death alarm us,
                     Every year.
There comes [sic] new cares and sorrows,
                     Every year,
Dark days and darker morrows,
                     Every year:
The ghosts of dead loves haunt us,
The ghosts of changed friends taunt us,
And disappointments daunt us,
                     Every year.
To the past go more dead faces,
                     Every year,
And the loved leave vacant places,
                     Every year.
Everywhere the sad eyes meet us.
In the evening’s dusk they greet us,
And to come to them entreat us,
                     Every year.
The shores of life are shifting
                     Every year,
And we are seaward drifting
                     Every year.
Old places, changing, fret us,
The living more forget us,
There are fewer to regret us,
                     Every year.
But the truer life draws nigher
                     Every year;
And its Morning-star climbs higher,
                     Every year:
Earth’s hold on us grows slighter,
And the heavy burden lighter,
And the Dawn Immortal brighter.
                     Every year.  +  

Tot-Marshfield holiday-4th-July entertain-programme entertain-parade organiz music lifestyle dance Paper-attitude health-birth? speech school-indir church-indir title misc-word-mossy-back misc-word-telling…oration superlative food Srh-CoosBay Srh-ship-building? Pursuit-sports Patriotic? Saying 
Nn42 CCH July 8, 1884
                                          Marshfield Celebration.
     The exercises of the celebration here on the Fourth, were inaugurated by firing, at sunrise, forty anvils [sic]. [*]  The streets were handsomely decorated with flags.  At an early hour the liberty loving citizens of the surrounding county came flocking in from every direction, with their little ones (and the Lord knows there is not a more prolific people than this).   [parentheses, sic.]  The streets were soon a mass of moving human beings.  About 9 o’clock the procession began to form on Front street,  by order of Marshall W. A. Willard.  The music consisted simply of fife and drum, the same that beat time for the Fathers, as they marched on to victory in the Revolution.  The G. A. R. headed the column.  Forty young ladies represented the different states; then came the throng of citizens.  All marched to the grand pavilion [sic], which had previously been arranged on the sawdust, by the free and liberal contributions somewhat accelerated by the importunities of the indomitable [sic] W. H. Simpson [sic], assisted by an old “mossy back.”  The exercises then began by prayer by Rev. Bickenback; reading the Declaration of Independence by Prof. Hawes [sic].  Hon. C. B. Watson then took the stand and delivered a telling and instructive oration, after which a beautiful song was rendered by Mrs. C. W. Tower, in voice never approached by any in this part.  The table was then spread, and everybody partook of a bountiful basket dinner, after which came the foot racing, potato racing and orange racing for the girls, winding up with a boat race on the bay.  The hall [sic; = ball?] at night was largely attended, and all enjoyed themselves till the wee small hours, when the people separated for their respective homes, hoping that the great American holiday would be celebrated to the end of time.
            One of them.   [signed]  + 
[*M. note:  some old-timers explained to me that the firing of gunpowder knocked the anvils out of place, simulating the noise of cannons firing.]

Paper Locale-CoquilleRiver  Nn42a CCH July 1, 1884  
[M. note:  The following items appear under the single column heading:]
                                                   Happenings Along the River
  (From our Traveling Correspondent.) [parentheses, sic.] [+ text.]
[There were no spaces between the items, but they have been added here for the sake of keywording.]

Locale-CoquilleRiver Tot-Bandon outing beach holiday-4th-July 
Nn42a CCH July 8, 1884  
[…Along the River.]
     A. Myers and family spent the Fourth on Bandon beach.  +

Locale-CoquilleRiver commute Tot-Bandon Srh-river-indir Srh-CoquilleRiver-indir 
Nn42a CCH July 8, 1884 
[...Along the River.]
     James Aiken and partner passed down for Bandon on Wednesday. +

Locale-CoquilleRiver Tot-Bandon item-liquor outing? holiday-4th-July Srh-river-indir
Nn42a CCH July 8, 1884 
[…Along the River.]
     The good people of Bandon took down a large supply of beer for the 4th.  +

Locale-CoquilleRiver name-Rosa b-act log draying? transport? Job animal-oxen?  Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver  
Nn42a CCH July 8, 1884 
     […Along the River.]
      R. H. Rosa  passed up the river Tuesday last in search of a teamster to drive his logging team. +

Locale-CoquilleRiver health-sickness Srh-river-indir Srh-CoquilleRiver-indir  
Nn42a CCH July 8, 1884 
[…Along the River.]
     We are sorry to say that our old friend, John Lewis, is considerably under the weather, the result of a severe cold.  +\

Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-LR Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat-KatieCook Srh-tug-KatieCook Srh-ship-HelenMerriam Srh-ship-Amethyst 
Nn42a CCH July 8, 1884 
[…Along the River.]
     The tug, Katie Cook, towed the Helen Meriam [sic] to sea on Wednesday and the Amethyst on Thursday.  +

Locale-CoqR Srh-ocean? Srh-CaptBrown animal-sea-lion fish enterprise-fishing? Srh-river Srh-CoqR Srh-boat-Ceres Tot-Coquille? 
Nn42a CCH July 8, 1884 
[...Along the River.]  
     Capt. Brown & Co., who have been engaged in catching sea lions, are also catching a great many rock cod and codfish, of which the Ceres brought up 600 pounds on Thursday.  +

Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-UR commute Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Tot-Coquille health-provider health-sickness health-treatment health-insane title  
Nn42a CCH July 8, 1884 
[…Along the River.
     Uncle David Barklow came down the river yesterday to consult with Dr. Angell concerning his daughter, who seems to have lost the use of her reasoning faculties, and who is in very poor health otherwise.  +  [M. note: end of Happenings Along the River items.]

vital church Tot-Coquille  Nn43 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Married.  In Coquille City, July 2, Frank Sheridan and Miss Belle Morris all of this place, Eld. O. C. Huntington officiated.  +

Tot-Coquille business ad name-Lowe name-Burk name-Burke?  
Nn43 CCH July 8, 1884 
                                         To Whom It May Concern!
     Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned have, this 3rd day of July 1884, decided to close their business, and to that end have appointed H. H. Lowe their lawful assignee.  The business and books are now in his hands and he, alone, is authorized to settle with creditors and debtors.
                                     Peter Hickey,
                                     James Burk.  +  [sic]

Ad Tot-Coquille item-apparel business bldg name-Olive name-Dean superlative  
Nn43 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Don’t Read This Unless You Want to Buy Boots and Shoes Of the very best quality and at the lowest living rates.  O. G. Huntington, The fashionable Boot and Shoemaker, will be found at all times ready to wait upon, and accommodate customers with everything in our new line, at the Coquille City Boot and Shoe store, one door north of the Olive hotel, Main street.  .Dean & Huntington.  [+ text.]

Health-provider health-sickness health-treatment lifestyle character? OT-SF ad 
Nn44 CCH July 8, 1884 
DR. ALLEN’S PRIVATE DISPENSARY.  36 ½ Kearny [sic] Street, San Francisco Cal., established for the scientific and speedy cure of chronic nervous and special diseases.  The Expert Specialist, Dr. Allen as is well known, [sic], is a regular graduated Physician, educated at Bowdoin College and University of Michigan.  He has devoted his lifetime to the study of the treatment and cures of diseases within his specialty.
     YOUNG MEN AND MIDDLE AGED MEN, who are suffering from the effects of youthful indiscretions or excesses in mature years.  Neovous [sic; = nervous] and Physical Debility, Lost Manhood, confusion of ideas, dull eyes  aversion to society, despondency, pimples on the face, loss of memory and energy, frequent urinating, etc.  Remember that by a combination of remedies of great curative power, the doctor has so arranged his treatment that it will not only afford immediate relief but permanent cure [sic]. 
     HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE.  Having been surgeon in charge of two leading hospitals] [sic] enables me to treat all troubles with excellent results.  I wish it distinctly understood that I do not claim to perform impossibilities, or to have miraculous or supernatural power.  I claim only to be a skillful and successful Physician and Surgeon, thoroughly informed in my profession.
     DISEASES  OF MAN.  All applying to me will receive my honest opinion of their complaints.  No experimenting.  I will guarantee a positive cure in every case I undertake, or forfeit $1000.  Consultation in office or by letter Free and strictly private.  Charges reasonable.  Thorough examination, including chemical and microscopical analysis of urine and advice, $5.00  Call or address Dr. Allen, 36 ½ Kearny street, San Francisco, Cal.  Office hours 9 to 3 daily, 6 to 8 evening.  Sunday, 9 to 12 only.  [+ text.]

lifestyle character paper-attitude misc-word-despicable-propensity entertain-indir interest? 
Nn45 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Our attention has been called on various occasions, to the proneness of young ladies for the society of what is known as the fast youth.  Their partiality for that class of bipeds is an indisputable evidence of corrupt manners; a deterioration in good morals, and a warning note to those whose duty it is to use all the restraint necessary to break up this despicable propensity.  Of late years we have been a witness to many examples of that kind, and we also have observed the disastrous result.  The fellows that possess barely sufficient to clothe themselves decently, often in debt for that, the broken down dancing master, fiddling tramp, circus performer, et id genus omne [sic; in italics], have but to strut around and put on “dog,” and they elicit more admiration and enthusiasm from indiscreet girls than all the manly, hard-working young men in the country.  Happily, there are worthy exceptions.  The mirror cannot be held up to better cause – it is one that deserves the strictest attention – it strikes at the very root of society.  +

Tot-Coquille holiday-4th-July speech misc-word-rhetorician misc-word-restrains…necessary character saying paper-attitude? Name-Gray title  
Nn45 CCH July 8, 1884 
     The oration by Hon. John A. Gray, was an admirable exhibition of the skill with which an able rhetorician [sic] will hold an audience in hand.  At times, he would absorb their attention with matters both logical and instructive; and at others, some pointed illustration would be given, thus carrying them along – never wearying, but adding continuous enjoyment.  In our judgment, the character of the address leads to the conclusion that the speaker possesses a reserve force – a controlling rein – that restrains the utterance of more than is necessary for the occasion.  We would like to hear him on a subject that would necessitate the declamatory power which he, undoubtedly, possesses.
     As we have but a trifling amount of Latin, and a knowledge of Greek, [sic] not worth a cent, we may be pardoned for imitating the orator, and qualifying our remarks with a tid-bit [sic] from the Oregon Greek – Hyas klosh tillicum [sic].  +  [M. Chinook or ? meaning:?]

Character lifestyle? Paper-attitude misc-word-propagation...disposition saying? 
Nn46 CCH July 8, 1884 
    There is no character so contemptible as that which is perpetually prying into the affairs of others.  To sneak around and spy out faults; to neglect their own business because they think some other person’s business needs enquiring [sic] into, is reprehensible.  It becomes difficult for the most discriminating person to separate the ignorant from the malicious.  We ought to avoid the tale-bearer and slanderer who delights in the propagation of a pragmatical disposition, as we would the itch.  +

Agric crop character? Tot-Coquille Paper-attitude Tot-Marshfield saying 
Nn46 CCH July 8, 1884 
     A party asked our advice in regard to taking a sample of large beets to Marshfield.  We advised him to refrain.  The quality of the “beats in that locality would act as an overwhelming envelope, and leave the production, completely, in the shade.  +

Paper-rivalry? Paper-attitude character lifestyle literary poem Tot-Coquille Lhc-[?] misc-word bustle…throng misc-word-give…pen  misc-word-dire-calamaty misc-word-silent…river misc-word-pepper-him saying 
Nn46 CCH July 8, 1884 
                                 Some Remarks on the Situation.
     Gazing around on the quiet aspect of the scene, as it is, almost invariably, presented in a remote, country town, we miss – not regretfully – the bustle and the throng to which we have been accustomed in seaport towns.  Added to this there is a dearth of events which give occupation to the pen, and assist in diversifying the matter enclosed in the newspaper’s columns.  Being a novice in this business – the difficulties of the situation are ever prominent; we feel like those who are in dread of an approaching famine; anticipation of some dire calmity [sic; =calamity] – imaginary, no doubt – is murdering us; we can pluck no ideas from the trees, and the silent flow of the river no consolation.  We have been told that, when items are scarce, the only way left is to manufacture them.  Yes, but the advice is easily given, while the composition of ideas, with the “devil” crying out for copy, is a more difficult matter.  Well, we have a friend in the newspaper business – in fact we possess several – and lacking any other idea, we will take our friend up and divide a box of capsicum with him.  If we pepper him, we will be tolerably safe, knowing his charitable disposition. Now, Gus, look out.
   I’m a good natured gossoon [sic], so rare.
                                            My boy,
    I’m a good natured gossoon, so rare;
I’ve a couple of sticks,
    And prefer them to bricks,
For to wiggle and twisht [sic] in the air,
                                            My boy.
    For to wiggle and twisht in the air.
I’ll prisint [sic] one of thim [sic] unto you,
                                            My boy,
    I’ll prisint one of thim unto you.
In peace, I am intint [sic],
    Still I want your consint [sic]
To exchange a few marks black and blue,
                                                My boy,
    To exchange a few marks black and blue.
You must take one of thim [sic] in your fisht [sic],
                                                My boy,
    You must take one of thim in your fisht [sic].
Just step forward and back –
    Be prepared for a whack,
Or I’ll double you up in a twisht [sic],
                                                My boy,
    Or I’ll double you up in a twisht [sic].  +

temperance item-liquor correspond lifestyle? Character people-attitude paper-attitude condit poetry misc-word-chills…veins misc-word-throws-uproar misc-word…lays…ruins misc-word-inflames…passions misc-word-teases…impertinence misc-word-wild…mankind  saying  
Nn47 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Editor HERALD: --If this communication in the cause of temperance is worthy of a place in the columns of your valuable paper, then please print it; if it is not, then consign it to the waste basket [sic].
     Now to preface this subject, I will just say, when we look around us and see so many good, young men and boys of tender age and experience, being led astray, and, I am sorry to say, ruined by the example of older men, yes common men of families, who are raising boys and girls, it almost chills the blood in my veins.  Now, sir, I think I can not employ a vacant hour better than in laying before you a few thoughts on the detestable practice of drinking to excess.  I enter on this business the more cheerfully because I am confident you are a friend to the cause of temperance.  There is no vice that carries a greater shame and odium in it than drunkenness; there is no spectacle we behold with greater aversion and contempt.  It sinks a man infinitely below the beasts that perish.  This is the prerogative of man --this shameful vice that throws the mind into confusion and uproar; lays the understanding and reason into sad and deplorable ruins; effaces everything that can be called the image of God; extinguishes reason and inflames the passions; dethrones the judgement [sic] and exalts our worst designs in its place.  The world has not in it a more contemptible sight than a rational creature in this condition.  When we are so frequently eye-witnesses of all the madness and absurdities, and at length of the perfect senselessness, which this immoderate draught occasions; the wild change it produces, should be so fixed in the minds of its beholders as to render them utterly averse to its cause.  May we not justly conclude it to be from hence that the offspring of the who are accustomed thus to disguise themselves, often proved remarkably sober. They avoid in their riper years their parents’ crime, from that detestation out of it which they contracted in their earlier years.  In childhood, on first beholding the effects of drunkenness, we are stricken with astonishment, that a rational being should be thus changed, and be induced to make himself the object of scorn and contempt.  The drunkard teases you with his impertinence – mistakes your meaning and hardly knows his own. At times he falters in his speech; unable to get through an entire sentence; his hands trembling; his eyes swimming; his legs too feeble to support him; until at length, you can only know the human creature by his shape.  I cannot but add that were a person of sense to have a just notion of all the silly things he says or does, of the wretched appearance he makes in a drunken fit, he would not want a more powerful argument against repeating the crime.  But as none of us are inclined to think ill of ourselves, so none of us will think our vices expose us.  We allow them excuses, which they meet, not from any but ourselves.  This is the case with all, and it is particularly the case with drunkards; many of them would undoubtedly reform, could they be brought to conceive how much they do of which they ought to be ashamed [sic].  In the language of the poet:
 “O wad some power the giftie gi’e us,
To see oursel’s as ithers’ see us.”
     Nor is it improbable that it is its very consideration, how much drunkenness contributes to make a man the contempt of his wife, his children, his servants, and the great amount of sorrow to his parents, and to sober spectators, which hath proved the cause that it hath seldom been the reigning vice of any people possessed of refinement of manners.
     Drunkenness prevails most among the savage and uncivilized; amongst those of rude understanding and less delicacy of sentiment.  Crimes, as there are in men, there must be in all nations, but the more civilized, have perceived drunkenness to be such an offense against common decency, such a prostitution of one’s self to the ridicule and scoffs of the meanest, that in what ever else they might transgress, they would not do it in this particular way, but leave a vice so degrading to the wild and uncultivated portion of mankind.
     (Continued next week.).  [parentheses, sic.]  [+ text.]

natl filler trusts govt invest condit correspond patriotism judge crime? Character paper-attitude name-Black misc-word-bound…foot misc-word-unbought…manhood saying title 
Nn48 CCH July 8, 1884 
                                             Is There Any Danger?
      The following is what a few far-seeing, patriotic man have thought and said:
     The following extract from a recent latter written by Hon. David Davis, once a judge of the Supreme Court, now a senator, of the United States, indicates the serious nature of the problem before us:
     “Great corporations and consolidated monopolies are fast seizing the avenues of power that lead to the control of the government.  It is an open secret that they rule states through procured legislatures and corrupted courts; that they are strong in Congress, and that they are unscrupulous in the use of means to conquer prejudice and acquire influence.  This condition of things is truly alarming, for unless it be changed quickly and thoroughly, free institutions are doomed to be subverted by an oligarchy resting upon a basis of money and of corporate power.”
     The present secretary of the Anti-Monopoly League, says:
     “The channels of thought and the channels of commerce thus owned and controlled by one man, or a few men, what is to retain [sic] corporate power or to fix a limit to its reactions upon the people?  What is then to hinder these men from depressing or inflating the value of all kinds of property to suit their caprice or avarice, and thereby gathering into their own coffers the wealth of the nation?  Where is the limit to such a power as this?  What shall be said of the spirit of free people who will submit without a protest to be thus bound head and foot?
     Hon. Jeremiah S. Black, ex-judge of the Supreme Court and ex-attorney general of the United States, recently stated:
     “All men must take their side on this question.  There can be no neutrals.  He that is not for us is against us.  We must have legal protection against these abuses.  This agitation once begun, and the magnitude of the grievances being understood, it will force our rulers to give us a remedy against it.  The monopolies will resist with all their arts and influence, but fifty millions of people, in process of time, will learn the important fact that they are fifty millions strong.”
      Governor Gray, of Indiana, in a message to the legislature of that state in January last, said:
     “In my judgment the republic cannot live long in the atmosphere which now surrounds the ballot-box. Moneyed corporations, to secure favorable legislation for themselves, are taking an active part in elections by furnishing large sums of money to corrupt the voter and purchase special privileges from the government.  If money can control the decision at the ballot-box it will not be long until it can control its existence.”
     This is in entire accordance with the views of  Daniel Webster, who said:
     “The freest government cannot long endure, where the tendency of the law is to create a rapid accumulation of property in the hands of few, and to render the masses of the people poor and dependent.”
     The press, with the exception of that portion which is owned or subsidized, are with the people in this fight.  The New York Times [times is italicized] (Rep), under date of May 19, in an article regarding the encroachments of corporate power, says:
     “It is not only absorbing to self the fruits of labor and the gains of trade and piling up wealth in the hands of the few, but it is controlling legislation and endeavoring to sway the decisions of courts to its own interest.  We are now in a stage in the contest where the people may vindicate their authority and place these corporations under the recognition of law.”
     The Brooklyn Daily Eagle [Daily Eagle is italicized] (Dem), in a recent editorial said:
     “There is pretty general feeling that the continent of America was not discovered by Columbus, and civil liberty established by the fathers of the republic, to the end that fifty millions of people might be made tributary to a band of railroad magnates, or that farmers, artisans and merchants might, by hard work [sic] and keen competition raise up a dozen Vanderbilts, with each several hundred millions of dollars [sic? Illegible].  Those who entertain this feeling have become persuaded that the time has come for the industrious masses of this country to protect themselves, if they ever intend to do so.  It will certainly not be easier after the adversary becomes stronger.  In this contest every delay is to the disadvantage of the people.  Let the issue be deferred a few years, and nothing but a miracle or a revolution as violent as that of France will overthrow the oppression.  Of all misleading delusions, there is none more mischievous than the notion that popular suffrage and popular power are synonymous.  Given the means of bribing multitudes, of intimidating others of wrecking opponents [sic], coupled with actual possession of the government, and adverse sentiment must be paralyzed.  If the suffrage is to be our salvation, it must be applied sharply while there are still odds on the side of unbought and unterrorized manhood [sic].”
     A hundred columns might be filled with similar expressions from newspapers published in all parts and now on file at the office of the national anti-Monopoly League.  Comment is needless. The public welfare is in danger, and the influence of every patriotic citizen is invoked to avert it.
                                         Respectfully, &c.,
                                      L. E. CHITTENDEN,
                                 Pres’t [sic] National Anti-Monopoly
                                 Headquarters, 7 Warren St.,
                                                         New York.  +

Srh-river- Srh-harbor Srh-dredging improve govt paper-attitude law misc-word-no…devolves 
Nn49 CCH July 8, 1884 
                                           The River and Harbor Bill.
     The River and Harbor bill, which passed the house on Thursday, and now goes to the senate, appropriates something like $12,000,000 to various purposes of internal improvement.  It differs in many respects from previous appropriations having similar purposes in view.  The expenditures are to be made under the direct supervision of the United States Board of Engineers, which is required to prepare and submit plans for all improvements in rivers and harbors contemplated by this bill.  There is nothing in the act which can be construed as a limitation on the powers of the board.  It is absolute on all questions and expenditure [sic].  While the appropriation for the improvements contemplated by the bill are liberal, they are not excessive.  No more imperative duty devolves upon congress than the proper improvement and maintenance, through Federal appropriations, of the rivers and harbors of the country.  +

Natl filler paper-misc animal-livestock agric  Nn49 CCH July 8, 1884 
A Remedy for Slobbering Cows.[the rest not copied]

Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-harbor Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-dredging Srh-dock Srh-lighthouse govt condit Locale-CoquilleRiver paper-attitude utility-indir state-rivalry OT-NewEngland Srh-AtlanticOcean fish enterprise-fishing? OT-Europe politic? Misc-word-false-economy misc-word commensurate…importance misc-word-petty-jealousy misc-word-poor-philosopy saying?  
Nn49 CCH July 8, 1884 
                                                        Hope Deferred.
     The latest telegraphic news gives no indication of there being any appropriation bill passed, that will include the Coquille.  Intelligent people will give no credit to the assertion that this must be held to the charge of party.  We have no political capital to make, consequently, we do not allow it to warp our views.  In rare cases it may be true, but in this instance the assertion is wrong.  The Coquille not being mentioned,  we conclude that there is to be no appropriation for to continue [sic] the improvement at the river’s mouth.  This is not wise legislation.  Considered in the light of our increasing commerce the number of vessels that enter our river, and the necessity for safeguards – which always receive the closest attention from other maritime powers – we believe that it is but false economy that leaves us out in the distribution of the means.
Adequate to complete our breakwater  It need not surprise us to know that other sections of our country receive the strictest attention; the cause is apparent, and “he who runs may read.”  The great influence exerted in congress by eastern members, particularly those of New England, has made indelible lines in the history of legislation.   In the interest of that section, the , approximately government has paid approximately one dollar apiece for all the codfish caught in the north Atlantic.  A wise policy would be to foster improvements in every section, commensurate with their importance.  Questions of a political nature ought to have no influence in such matters; but, unfortunately, they possess great weight with political parties in our country.
     A different course is pursued by the European powers.  There, the traveler is impressed with the magnificent works of art, docks, lighthouses and other internal improvements projected, erected and completed without regard to the petty jealousy of this or that section of the country, or the selfish aims and corrupt schemes of any party.  This is but poor philosophy which reaches no further than the necessities of the day.  The true economist looks not only at the present, but provides for the future by cultivating measures that will be a lasting a benefit to future generations, and that they may profit by emulating a good example.  +

Lbr mill-PugetSound Locale-CoosCounty OT-PugetSound OT-Panama-Canal Srh-PanamaCanal Srh-trade condit state-rivalry? Needed? Lhc-land boomer? 
Nn49 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Seven mills on Puget sound have taken a contract to cut 500,000,000 feet of lumber for the Panama canal and for some other foreign work.  They go to work on double time the first of August, with a capacity of 1,6000,000 feet per day.  The supply from these ills being shut off from the Pacific states, must necessarily create a better demand, which is of permanent importance in this part of Oregon. Another such a contract as the above would necessitate a few more saw mills [sic] to fill the local demand.  In such case Coos county would undoubtedly come in for her share, as we have a superior quality, and an inexhaustible quantity of fine lumber, there being some varieties around here that cannot be got elsewhere.  +

Tot-Marshfield Tot-Coquille lifestyle condit? Misc-word-taken…aggregate misc-word-out…Herod church crime saying? Misc-word-strong…law 
Nn50 CCH July 8, 1884 
    To one who has lived in Marshfield a number of years, the contrast between it and this town, with reference to the youthful element, is striking.  Here, taken in the aggregate, they are polite and peaceable.  There; [sic] they out-Herod Herod – turmoil and destruction is their chief delight; they have no respect for anything, not even a new church; as, that building, now in course of construction, will bear witness.  Some day, the strong arm of the law will be involved, and righteously, too, for their especial [sic] benefit.  +

coal health-accident health-death OT-WellingtonBC OT-NanaimoBC OT-VictoriaBC disaster-explosion misc-word-ult saying?  Srh-boat? 
Nn50 CCH July 8, 1884 
     A dispatch to the Oregonian on the 30th ult  gives the following particulars of a mining accident at Victoria:  “A terrible explosion took place this morning in No. 3 shaft of the Wellington colliery at Nanaimo, by which 24 white miners lost their lives and a large number were burned and injured.  At the time of the explosion there were fifty men in the mine.  At 1 o’clock eleven bodies had been taken out.  It is supposed that nine more are still in the mine.  The cause of the explosion is supposed to have been the accumulation of gas in the mine.  The disaster is without paralel [sic] in the mining history of British Columbia.  The scene at the mouth of the shaft was heartrending.  Mr. Dunsmuri [sic; = Dunsmuir], the owner, left by special steamer for the scene of the accident this afternoon.”  +

Ad Tot-Marshfield food enterprise-[?] bldg name-Young 
Nn50 CCH July 8, 1884 
MARSHFIELD SODA WATER WORKS   Young & Huden, Proprietors.  SODA, SARSPARILLA, GINGER ALE etc., of superior quality.  Constantly on hand for sale.  Orders from the country promptly filled.  Address all orders to Marshfield Soda Works.  [+ ]

Ad Tot-Coquille business bldg item-stationery item-apparel item-yardage food item-tobacco crop?  Mail-indir  Nn50 CCH July 8, 1884 
POST OFFICE Store  C. ANDREWS, PROPRIETOR, CONSTANTLY Keeps An assortment of Boots and Shoes, Hats and caps, Stationery, Inks, Dry good and Clothing  Ladies, Gents” [sic] andClidren’s—[sic; = children’s]   General furnishing goods; also groceries, Canned goods, Cigars, tobacco  andcandies [sic].  He pays the highest price for country produce.  [+ text.]

Ad Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel name-Dean  Nn50 CCH July 8, 1884 
      Dean & Huntington have received their elegant stock of boots and shoes, and are offering their goods at prices that cannot be surpassed for cheapness.  They keep the celebrated Buckingham & Hecht goods which are as good as any  homemade or shop work.  They sell only for cash; consequently very cheap.  [+ text.]

Climate  Nn50 CCH July 8, 1884  Fine weather again.  +

Tot-GF Tot-Gravelford lbr transport-draying? Bldg? house? Tot-Coquille name-Wood  
Nn51 CCH July 8, 1884 
     J. Wood, of Gravel Ford [sic] is hauling out lumber preparatory to building on his lots in town.  +

Moving enterprise-cannery job Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-LR? 
Nn51 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Mr. Levi C. Gibson moved yesterday down near the cannery where he is imployed [sic] for the season.  +

Organiz Tot-Coquille  Nn51  CCH July 8, 1884 
     The Grand Army post at this place numbers 39 members, notwithstanding the organization is a new one.  +

Food fruit business bldg Tot-Coquille  Nn51 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Oranges, lemons, dates, figs, limes and raisins at the Star restaurant – Charley Elliott  proprietor.  +

Fish enterprise-cannery condit? Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-LR?  
Nn51 CCH July 8, 1884 
     A few salmon have already made their appearance in this river.  Great preparations are being made for a large catch this season.  +

Livery item-feed animal-horse Tot-Coquille business bldg holiday-4th improve? name-Buck  
Nn51 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Buck, the livery stable man, fed and cared for seventy-five head of horses here on the Fourth.  He has increased the accommodations.  +

Holiday-4th-July entertain Tot-Coquille superlative  Nn51 CCH July 8, 1884 
     It is claimed by those who ought to know, that the Fourth at this place was celebrated by the largest crowd of people ever together in this county.  +

Lbr Locale-MyrtleGrove Locale-Grube’sMill mill-Grube Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-LR disaster-fire  Nn51 CCH July 8, 1884 
     We mentioned the amount of lumber destroyed at Grube’s mill as being two hundred thousand, when it should have been five hundred thousand feet.  +

photo salesman Tot-Coquille? misc-word-inst character  Nn51 CCH July 8, 1884 
     The McMillan Bros. Intend visiting this place, on or about the 15th inst.  Those who desire specimens of their work, will take a notice.  They are affable and accomplished artists.  +

Tot-Coquille item-apparel business bldg name-Dean  Nn52 CCH July 8, 1884 
     If you want good, reliable boots and shoes, call for Buckingham and Hecht’s manufacture.  Dean & Huntington at the City Boot and Shoe store keep that kind in stock.  +

Food fish enterprise-cannery? Enterprise-fishing job Tot-Coquille?  Nn47 CCH July 8, 1884 
     The Coquille Packing company have [sic] been turning out 10,000 salmon cans per day for some time.  They contemplate inaugurating more work in fishing in about fifteen or twenty days.  +

Correspond? Organiz flowers lifestyle? War-indir? Entertain 
Nn52 CCH July 8, 1884 
     A note of thanks was unanimously passed by General Lytle post No. 27,  G. A. R., for a beautiful bouquet [sic] presented to the post commander on the occasion of the parade on the Fourth, by the widow and orphans of a deceased comrade, R. Schweers.  +

Pursuit-hunting animal-deer health-accid misc-word-kicked…log saying? 
Nn52 CCH July 8, 1884 
    Levi Gibson, while out hunting one day last week, was kicked off a log by a heavy charged [sic] gun, and fell about twelve feet, spraining his ankle and otherwise scratching himself.  He says if the buck that he shot at had had his end of the gun, it would have been his meat.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg name-Dean  Nn52 CCH July 8, 1884 
     In this day of paper soles, it is in the interest of all to buy good, honest work.  Buckingham & Hecht the best boot and shoe manufacturers on this coast make no poor goods, but warrant every pair that bears their brand.  Dean & Huntington keeps this stock of boots and shoes.  +

Correspond? School paper-magazine? Job condit? Business name-Dean misc-word-benedict 
Nn52 CCH July 8, 1884 
     We received a note from Professor Arrington, stating that he has discontinued the publication of the “School Journal.”  The cause may be assigned to Allen’s increasing duties.  The position of book-keeper, with Dean & Co., added to that of a benedict will compel him to devote all the time at his disposal, to those interests.  +

School Lhc-census Tot-Coquille  Nn52 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Our school is prospering; over 100 scholars attending. +

Tot-Coquille business item-stationery  Nn52 CCH July 8, 1884 
    For a bargain in stationery, call on George Moulton.”  +

Food prices Tot-Coquille  Nn52 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Meals are only 25 cents at the Star restaurant – Charley Elliott proprietor.  +

Ad business bldg Tot-Coquille  Nn52 CCH July 8, 1884 
     See the closing out sale ad of Carothers’ store.  If you really want good, cash bargains, you will do well to call early.  +

Food item-tobacco business bldg Tot-Coquille  Nn52 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Go to Elliott’s – the Star restaurant – if you want fine candy, nuts and cigars.  He keeps the best.  +
food Tot-Coquille business bldg superlative holiday-4th-July name-Olive 
Nn53 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Ninety couple [sic] were fed at the Olive hotel in one hour on the evening of the Fourth, a thing never done before in this county.  +

OT-LookingGlass Tot-Bandon visit transport?  Nn53 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Mr. Brosi, of Looking Glass [sic], came down last Saturday and was joined by his wife who has been has been visiting her father at Bandon, and started home on Sunday.  +

Climate crop condit?  Nn53 CCH July 8, 1884 
     Uncle James Clinton has lost five acres of excellent hay by the rains.  Many others have lost, heavily, and the rains of yesterday and the evening before; [sic] warrant us in saying that the amount of hay destroyed must needs raise the price of that commodity.  +

Organiz music condit? Entertain Tot-Coquille  Nn53 CCH July 8, 1884 
     An organization of a brass band was effected here yesterday.  We hear that we are getting too many bands.  It is true that the expense for rehearsals to a band of Coquille City boys exclusively, would not be very great, but the amount of patronage to be had, would render it only an institution of amusement.  +

Holiday-4th-July paper-attitude? Paper-misc Entertain Tot-Coquille 
Nn53 CCH July 8, 1884 
     We cut the item of our celebration short from the fact that three-fourths of our patrons that would care anything about it were present.  +   [M. note:  But in same paper, a lengthy description of the celebration.]

Speech patriotic name-Nosler character lifestyle? Tot-Coquille paper-attitude title  
Nn53 CCH July 8, 1884 
     The recitation – The Declaration of Independence – by Abe L. Nosler, Esq., was an able effort.  He possesses a voice that is clear and strong.  We would not advise any person to adopt the theatrical profession, still, in our opinion, Abe is endowed with historic [sic] talent of a high order.  +

holiday-4th-July music organiz entertain paper-attitude misc-word-melodious…notes 
nn54 CCH July 8, 1884 
    One of the charming features of the celebration was the singing by the Glee Club.  The song --  “Hark! The song of jubilee,” was given with harmony and artistic elegance – no straining after effect, but a sweet melodious mingling of sweet notes, and a rendition that was highly entertaining.  In fact, the singing was all that could be desired.  +

Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat Srh-CaptBrown beach fish enterprise-fishing enterprise-seal-fishing animal-seal food paper-attitude name-Brown superlative misc-word  
Nn54 CCH July 8, 1884 
     For the past two weeks the steamers from the beach have been bringing a goodly number of red fish, called by the settlers there, “rock cod.”  The fish were caught by Capt. Brown and his seal-fishing crew off the mouth of this river, in surf boats, with hook and line.  An average one will weigh five or six pounds and a finer flavored fish never swam.  +
Name-Wilkins correspond mining paper-attitude? Locale-CoosCounty Locale-CurryCounty Lhc-land? Invest needed? misc-word  Nn54 CCH July 8, 1884 
     We shall be glad to hear from our talented contributor, C. Wilkins, whenever it may be convenient.  Information regarding the resources of our county, will always be interesting.  Geological notes are valuable in a double sense, as it [sic] is not only instructive, but may be the means of attracting the attention of those who are able to develop [sic] the mineral wealth which now lies hidden in the subterranean recesses of our mountains.  +

Tot-MyrtlePoint organiz music condit? Tot-Bandon prices? Character? Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat-LittleAnnie holiday-4th-July speech name-Siglin town-rivalry pursuit-racing paper-attitude? Dance entertain title  
Nn54 CCH July 8, 1884 
     The Myrtle Point band did not get to play a tune at Bandon.  Some misunderstanding placed the band in an awkward position and they had the steamer Annie return as soon as possible to this place.  $35 was all the money that seemed to be reserved for the band, although the members considered themselves engaged for $75.  Bad management prevented Bandon from having a good celebration.  We have been unable to get the exercises of the day, but learn that Hon. J, [sic] M. Siglin delivered a short oration, and that one horse race was had; Maplewood winning first prize, Henon second, and Sailor Boy third.  Thirty-five tickets were sold at the dance in the evening.  +

Holiday-4th-July entertain-programme entertain-parade entertain-games entertain-[?] superlative town-pride patriotic climate interest?  Tot-Coquille Tot-Coaledo transport music speech lifestyle? Tot-Marshfield organiz school food war-indir pursuit-baseball pursuit-sports pursuit-racing pursuit-games transport Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat paper-misc misc-word-bean…knees misc-word-flying…track name-Waters name-March name-Gray name-Cotton
Nn55 CCH July 8, 1884
                                 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
                                           AT COQUILLE CITY.
                                   The Grandest Ever Had in Coos
                                     Over 1300 People Present.
     Of all grand celebrations of which Coos county can boast, Coquille City has just surpassed them all.  Last Friday was “the day we celebrate,” and it can fully be said of those who observed it that they did the occasion honor.  During the whole of the celebration there seemed to prevail the best of feeling among all present, and but one drunk was noticeable during the whole time.  The day was fine and the weather pleasant.  A goodly number arrived in town on Thursday, and the town was crowded before night.  On Friday morning there were twelve trucks dispatched to Coaledo, which soon returned crowded to their utmost capacity.  In the mean time [sic] people were pouring in till the whole town was a moving mass of human beings.  The whole town seemed to overflow with enthusiasm.  The salute of thirteen guns by Mr. Waters was well done. 
    The procession formed from the foot of  Front street to its junction with Main street and along Main to its junction with First Street.  The Marshfield brass band, headed by C. L. Pape in splendid drum major uniform, led the procession.  Next came the Grand Army of the Republic.  “The boys in blue,” though not in uniform made a fine display.  Next came the school children – a veritable swarm of butterflies.  Each scholar had a motto on a white sash, and was carrying a flag.  They were ranked according to stature, ranging from a “bean pole” [sic] to a duck’s knees  -- little Icy Snow March bringing up the rear.  Behind the school came the Good Templars.  They like all the other lodges represented marched in regalias [sic].  Following the Good Templars came the Sisters of Rebekah.  The ladies were elegantly dressed and made a fine appearance.  Next came the Odd Fellows, and lastly the crowd – a mixed multitude.  The procession marched around a block and came back to place of forming and then counter marched [sic] to the grove.  There the usual exercises were dispersed with.  The music was excellent, the recitation of Independence superb and the oration Grand.  The recitation was something new in this part, and Mr. Gray left the usual beat of orators and gave us something new and rich.  Although the crowd was three times what was really expected, all acknowledge the basket dinner was sufficient.  After dinner, a base ball [sic] game between the boys and the married men was indulged in which resulted in a victory of two points in favor of the men.  Spectators clam that a mistake on the part of the umpire made a material change in the results.  The foot race was next in order.  Peter Cotton won the men’s, and John Leneve the boy’s [sic] race.  Mrs. Lucas won the prize in the ladies’ race, while Peter Cotton won the 15 minute go-as-you-please race.  The wheelbarrow race was won by Everett Harmon, who also got second prize in the go-as-you-please race.  The sack race was won by Charley Barrows.  The tub race was won by Otto Willard and he also got the prize for walking the greased pole, there being no competition, owing to the extreme hight [sic] of the pole above the water.  The fat man’s race was won by Harvy [sic] Schweers, the Herald editor flying the track [sic].  The balance o f the afternoon was spent in horse racing.  Every minute of the time had to be utilized to get through with the exercises before night.  The ball at night was a grand affair, the upper and lower halls of the Odd Fellow’s building were used.  There were 184 tickets sold and many more would have been, had there been more room for dancing.  Good credit is due the different committees, the president of the day, and marshal [sic] and also Dr. Drew for conducting the barbecue and E. B. Miller for services at the table.
     The crowd increased to upwards of 1300 on the arrival of the steamer from Bandon in the evening.  [+]

natl Srh-ship-building Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-ship Srh-Danielson Srh-boat-Coquille Srh-boat-Danielson Srh-boat-[?] Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-LR character? Correspond?  OT-NYC OT-Connecticut OT-CharlestonSC OT-Williamsburg OT-SandyHook superlative  Nn55a CCH July 8, 1884 
     W. H. Brown, the great ship-builder of the Novelty yard, New York city, was a poor boy from Connecticut, who worked for my father in 1828.  He got his start in New York and built the steamship Southerner for the Charleston S. C. trade.  He also built the Atlantic, 4000 tons.  George Steers, of Williamsburg, built a pilot boat for the Sandy Hook pilots, and they seeing his ability, gave him a start.
     He built the Yacht [sic], America, which won the Queen’s cup, and the clipper ship Young America.  The fame of McKay, well known to the world, needs no commentary.  Now, in approaching our own section, we come to Mr. C. Danielson of the Coquille river.  The first vessel that he built was the schooner Coquille.  The next was the Danielson, and now he is building another.  These vessels are, more or less, flat bottomed, but the present one so nearly resembles a sharp schooner that when she is launched it will be difficult to distinguish the difference.  Her model is perfect.  Length of keel, 100 feet; breadth of beam, 30: [sic] depth of hold, 6 ½ feet.
     She is to have a top-gallant forecastle and will be schooner rigged.  She has a round bilge; is sharp forward, and her after floors have sufficient dead-rise, which is a great improvement.  Danielson deserves praise and will, in time, rank with the first builders on the coast.  The schooner will have twenty-six feet in depth of centerboard.
                           S. D. Goodrich  +

Natl-filler? Lifestyle character? condit Speech-indir arts-indir paper-attitude misc-word  
Nn55a CCH July 8, 1884 
                                                     Our Daughters.
     Not only in the Old World, but here – perhaps, increasingly here – on account of our democratic or republican institutions, it has come to be one of the most serious problems of the time as to what careers we can be able to open for our daughters – what shall be done with them?  I agree with the most conservative, and say that, just so far as it is possible, the answer to that question should be, marry them.  I believe that the truest, noblest and most satisfactory career for any woman is first to be found in the home.  I care not what she may be able to do beyond the limits of that home; if she has the brain and training of a statesman, the arts of an orator, the power of a printer, or the culture of a musician, poet or novelist – no matter what – still I believe, in the main and in the long run, even such women as these find their truest place, their resting point, the point of departure, in the home, provided that they can be properly and fitly married.  The ideal woman is in her own home surrounded by loving children and guarded by the strong, manly arm of the husband – one who sympathizes with her in all she can do and is ready to help her in the noblest career she is capable of attaining.  +

Disaster-earthquake OT-England condit?  Nn55a CCH July 8, 1884 
     England was shaken from center to circumferance [sic] by an earthquake lately. The shock was more severe in the eastern counties than elsewhere.  At Colchester the chimney stacks of factories, church spires and other lofty structures fell to the ground in ruins.  The people were terror stricken [sic], and rushed shrieking into the streets.  The damage by the shock amounts to millions of dollars, but it has caused a general feeling of insecurity throughout the kingdom.  +

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