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COQUILLE CITY HERALD Coquille, OR.
[additions, and re-keyworded, Sept/Oct 07/Jan09/ Jan 2011]
1883 | 1884-July 1884-more 1885 1886-9 1890 1891-3 to newspaper menu
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January - May 1884 issues are missing
June 3, 10 missing
School paper paper-attitude Tot-Marshfield saying book prices
Pr-2 CCH June 17, 1884
The School Journal, published at Marshfield by Prof Allen Arrington, only 75 cents per annum. Every teacher and friend of education should give journal liberal support. [nfq]
paper condit-signs-times ad business bldg Tot-Coquille prices
Pr-2 CCH June 17, 1884
To Our Patrons.
It has been our intention from the inception of the HERALD to get along without asking our patrons for a single cent of money for at least a long time, and to this end have worked late and early, and made what we could out of agencies and anything else we could find to do. To show you that we have used a great deal of economy, we will state that we have got along so far with the aid of about $500 paid on subscription and not to exceed double that amount on advertising. The first year our subscription was about four hundred names and the year now near its close the list has been about six hundred, the average for the two years being about 500, and equal to about $2000. Of this amount there are about $2500, and upwards of that amount, due on advertising. Failing to find money to hire, we are reluctantly forced to call on those who owe us. You may think the amount is small, but in the aggregate it is enough to put us in good shape. We owe some, and it must be paid. By paying up you will increase the merit off your paper, as it will enable us to devote our whole time to it, and allow us to enlarge it, which it is our intention to do as soon as possible. We also contemplate a reduction in price as soon as the patronage will warrant it. Please assist us and we will repay you by giving you the benefit of our increased patronage. Remember this, please. +
Lhc improve Tot-Coquille Locale-BullockMtn Locale-BullackMtn Locale-Fairview(near) locale-CunninghamCr paper animal-horse enterprise-carpentry livery blacksmith draying wagon item-feed item-goods item-hardware item-apparel item-liquor iroad sidewalk bridge business bldg house lbr character health-provider organiz holiday-4th-July entertain dance name-Olive name-Collier name-Buck boomer misc-word-dreaded-thoroughfare misc-word tony misc-word-boss-carpenter
Pr-3-4 CCH June 17, 1884
Quicksilver to the Front Again.
Improvements In and About Town.
Ed. Herald: --After so long a time I have again been doing your town. It was my privilege to spend last Tuesday in Coquille City, and it is really astonishing to see the improvements made and those making since my last communication to the Herald. I thought while traveling over that dreaded thoroughfare, the Cunningham creek road, that it showed enough improvement to pay well the writing of an article commendatory of your irrepressible road supervisor, who has been at least seven miles out from your town on that road, and wherever he has been he has left his mark. The Bullack [sic] mountain especially has been well worked, and is now in better condition than ever before; and on going to the feed and livery stable this evening, to see after my team, Mr. Buck informed me he had just finished a good, substantial bridge across the creek at Paxson’s place, a thing much needed. He also told me a secret which I will get you, if I can, Mr. Editor, to help me keep, and it is that when Collier and Paxson and Schweers had worked out all their taxes for the year, they all volunteered and did good and effective work on the road and by their public spirit have set a wholesome example to others living on that line of road. Wonder who will follow the example first and do likewise. Mr. Buck proposes to finish up the Cunningham creek road as far as it lies in his district, and put it in good repair at once. The people on that road should second his efforts and make a good road while they have the opportunity.
I find on inquiry that there are in Mr. Buck’s hands now three fine teams with which he is ready to accommodate the public generally. He has part of the lumber on the ground to build an addition of 40 feet to his barn, which is too small to accommodate the demands made upon him.
I see that your townsman who left Coquille City last year (or was going to leave it!) J.T. Moulton, has a fine lot of lumber in front of his residence on Hall street, for the erecting of an addition thereto, in the way of a kitchen, pantry, etc. John has not been idle in another direction, having moved a dwelling out onto Front street and converting it into a business house, which he will soon occupy with his meat market and vegetable stand. He has it in splendid order and will doubtless move in a few days. We can heartily wish such live men as Mr. Moulton success.
Whitney & O’Connell have their hardware store and warehouse almost completed. It is a fine and substantial piece of workmanship, constructed by Mr. J. A. Collier, one of our best mechanics as his work will show.
At the Olive hotel the work of completion is being pushed forward as rapidly as possible, and I am happy to say Charley is getting together the finest hotel building I have seen in Coos county, and when completed it will be one of the most commodious as well.
Dr. Angell is still driving his large, mansion-like residence steadily toward completion, but there is a vast among of work necessary on such a structure, and much time and capital required. His fine bay windows are beginning to take shape and show for themselves, under the hands of Mr. Pape who is showing ye Coquillers how tools and lumber should be handled to give pleasing effect.
Mr. Bennett, also of your town, is working up a fine residence and drawing his home on toward completion.
Uncle Johnny Cartwright is also doing something at building which I found on inquiry of the boss carpenter was to be a woodhouse, but from the timber and lumber, it looks like it was the intention that it should be a tony affair for a woodhouse.
The Odd Fellows have been doing some good and substantial work on their fine, large hall. It now stands upon brick pillars, and the side-walk around it has been lowered so as to free the baseboards of the building from the splash of the rain. There is also a huge pile of ceiling stacked in the back yard of the hall, and Esq. Lathrop informed me the lower room of the building is to be ceiled and well finished before the coming Fourth of July, to be in readiness for the grand ball to be given at that time under the auspices of that order. Thus far in all things as far as I could observe in the time I had to spare while in your town, I could descern [sic] no cause of the frequent inquiry, “What makes Coquille City such a lively place,” except that those who inquire are not really close observers. The citizens are wide awake, full of energy and enterprise. The stores and shops are all doing a lively business. Dry goods traders, grocers, druggists, blacksmiths, stable men, teamsters, carpenters and shoemakers are all as busy as men can be; and the hardware men do the biggest business of all, while the saloons are doing a rush business at enlightening the heads and purses of their patrons.
I learn that you have a prosperous lodge of Good Templars, with a membership of upwards of a hundred, who are intent on bursting the rum powder. The Knights of Labor also have a thriving organization in town, which bids fair to do the laboring man no little good.
Now that I have done the town generally, I shall speak a few words in regard to why Coquille City has taken on so much of life and activity during the two years past, a thing not at all strange to me, although some look on its prosperity, life and business demonstrations as phenominal [sic] . –Less than two years ago the Coquille City Herald was born – not born as many such enterprises are of doubt and weakness – but in full faith and strength gained by its proprietor from long and thorough acquaintance with the country and its resources, its advantages and merits, and as it has been a principle of my life to give credit to whom credit is due, I have no hesitancy in attributing much of the prosperity of your town to the untiring zeal and labors of the Herald and the man that drives its columns.
Well, I can now vouch for the goodness of the Paxson bridge. It is in good condition for teams.
On visiting your town again, I shall notice other improvements going on in your town, but which are not sufficiently developed to give now.
Quicksilver. [M. note: pen name of correspondent]
Clover Dell, Or., June 13. +
natl? RR-other RR-hopes RR-schemes RR-phy? home-seekers condit character-attitude paper-attitude OT-Roseburg misc-word-soulless-corporation misc-word-buzzard-story
Pr-4 CCH June 17, 1884
An Offer to Settlers.
A poster at the depot announces that the lands of the O. & C. Rail- Co. [sic] are now open to actual settlers. The settlers to go on the lands and improve them [sic]. The price is to be placed on them in course of time by the railroad company, which prices so fixed by the company must be paid by the settlers within 90 days after the corporation shall have rated it. This may be a fine thing for the railroad Co. to give out to secure actual settlers, but a rather doubtful affair for the settler. It sounds too much like the buzzard story. In the first place the railroad company has not yet secured patents for these lands, and in justice are not entitled to them; in the second place it is giving them an advantage over the poor settler which might result in great oppression to those who might spend their time and energy in improving the land, or [sic] which the soulless corporation could ask any price to suit their own caprices. Therefore, this circular does not look very advantageous to actual settlers, though it may be a good thing for the railroad company. –Roseburg Plaindealer. +
Church commute? Tot-Coquille Locale-LowerRiver Locale-LR Pr-5 CCH June 17, 1884
Elder Canterbury preached here on Sunday. A goodly number of his church from the lower river was present. +
health-provider business Tot-MyrtlePoint Locale-CoosBay Pr-5 CCH June 17, 1884
Dr. Elgin came down from Myrtle Point on Sunday evening and left for the bay yesterday morning on business. +
Name-Tripp OT-Montana Pr-5 CCH June 17, 1884 Steve Tripp has gone to Montana. +
Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat-Ceres machine Pr-5 CCH June 17, 1884
The Ceres' engine has been treated to an automatic lubricator. +
RealE paper-attitude? Tot-Coquille Pr-5 CCH June 17, 1884
If you do not purchase a town lot in Coquille City, you will regret it. +
visit travel OT-Colo title Pr-5 CCH June 17, 1884
Uncle Owen Cawlfield has two sons from Colorado coming to see him. +
Animal-livestock Locale-UmpquaRiver Locale-CoquilleRiver name-:Lehnherr
Pr-5 CCH June 17, 1884
J. A. Lehnherr recently drove a band of one hundred and thirty odd head of cattle to the Umpqua from this river. +
Tot-Coquille Tot-Fairview b-act title Pr-5 CCH June 17, 1884
Uncle Johnny Critiser [sic] and a Mr. Laswell of Fairview, were down Saturday on business with our notary public. +
Outing travel b-act OT-WashingtonCounty misc-word-and-lady Pr-5 CCH June 17, 1884
Mr. E. S. Spurgeon and lady have gone on a pleasure and business trip to Washington county, and will stay till fall. +
Tot-Coquille boomer enterprise-carpentry condit-improve saying Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
Carpenters' hammers have played a lively tattoo in this place the past week. Everybody is on the improve, and finishing and building seems to be the order of the day. +
Road Tot-MP Tot-Coquille Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
[road from MP to Coq in splendid repair.]
Church school Tot-Coquille Tot-Fairview Tot-Fishtrap Locale-NorthFork
Locale-upperNorthFork Locale-EastFork Locale-Brown's school Locale-IowaSlough Tot-GF Tot-Gravelford name-Sharp name-Nosler
Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
Methodist south, services, by Rev. B. T. Sharp are held as follows. --First Sabbath North and East Fork alternately, 11 A.M. 2nd Sabbath, Pioneer church, and at Iowa Slough, 11 A.M. Third Sabbath, Fishtrap 11 A.M; Fourth Sabbath Coquille City 11 A.M. and 8 P.M.
Baptist services, by Rev. J. C. Canterbury; at Coquille City the 3rd Sunday of each month at 11 A M and 8 P M.
Christian services, by Eld. [sic] S. B. Hollenbeak at Fairview 3rd Sunday at 11 A M, and at upper North Fork schoolhouse on 4th Sunday, at 11 o'clock A M.
By Elder Edmunds at Coquille City the 2nd Sunday in each month at 11 A M, at Brown's schoolhouse the first Sunday at 11 A M, and at the Gravel Ford [sic] school house at 11 A M the 3rd Sunday.
Universalist services at Coquille City each 1st Sunday at 11 A M, by Rev. W. H. Nosler. +
Methodist South, Rev B T Sharp. Baptist, Rev Canterbury. Christian - Fairview, Elder S.B. Hollenbeak. (3rd Sun) Elder Edmunds at Coq City 2nd sun ea mo at Brown's school house. Universalist each Sunday Rev W H Nosler
Tot-Dora b-act Tot-Coquille? Name-Cocke name-Coke? title Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
Uncle J. S. Cocke [sic], of Dora, was in town Saturday on business. +
item-tobacco Tot-Coquillefood business bldg Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
Pace's Smoking tobacco at Charley Elliott's -- Star Restaurant. +
item-tobacco Tot-Coquille business bldg food Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
Good chewing tobacco at Charley Elliott's -- Star Restaurant. +
Visit Tot-Coquille misc-word-and-lady name-Lehnherr Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
Johnny Lehnherr and lady were visiting in town last Saturday. +
Srh-river Srh-CoqR Srh-CaptParker Srh-CaptFloyd Srh-boat Srh-tug health-sickness
Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
Capt. Parker brought the tug up on Sunday, Capt. Floyd being sick. +
Health-provider Tot-Coquille b-act Locale-[?] name-Smith Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
Dr. O. E. Smith is in town attending to his profession of dentistry. +
Item-tobacco food Tot-Coquillebusiness bldg Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
For a good smoke, go to the Star restaurant. Charley Elliott, proprietor. +
Food prices Tot-Coquille business bldg Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
If you want a good square meal for 25 cents, go to Charley Elliott's Star restaurant. +
Organiz lifestyle? Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
There are seven secret organizations in this place, and every night is occupied. +
Food Tot-Coquille business bldg Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
Nuts, candies and other delicacies too numerous to mention, at the Star restaurant. +
Locale-FlorasCr b-act Tot-Coquille name-King Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
Wm. King and Morris Bennett, of Floras creek, were in this place one day last week on business. +
Tot-Bandon name-Nosler visit commute Tot-Coquille health-misc? paper-attitude misc-word-and-lady misc-word-fat…dolphin Nn21a CCH June 17, 1884
J. Wes Nosler and lady, of Bandon, came up Saturday to visit friends and relatives. Wes is as fat as a dolphin. +
Land Locale-BeaverSlough job OT-Roseburg misc-word-segregating title
Nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
Uncle J. M. Arrington and some other parties from Roseburg are surveying and segregating swamp-land in vicinity of Beaver slough. +
Politic name-Siglin saying nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
It is said that Siglin will disclaim his title of "Senator from Coos and Curry" and recognize that of "Senator of Coquille and Curry." +
Fish interest? pursuit-sports Tot-NorthBend nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
While fishing at North Bend last Wednesday, James Arrington cought [sic] a 7 1/2 foot shark. He made use of an extra hook and a pistol before landing the fish. +
Book enterprise-writer Enterprise-carpentry title art nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
Uncle Tom Willard has just send off for publication the first book from this place. It will be illustrated, and its object will be the furtherance of carpentry. +
Food agric-misc saying? Tot-Coquille business health- paper-attitude? ad
nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
It would be a good thing if all tea were processed with the invigorating and nerve-stimulating properties that distinguish Mr. W. H. Carothers’ "Mayflower Tea." +
Moving Tot-Coaledo job locale-Isthmus nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
Mrs. Mollie Jenkins moved to Coaledo last week. Her husband has employment near that place, and she moved there, we are informed, just for the time being. +
Holiday-4th-July entertain-carnival? Name-Cotton nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
Peter Cotton will run his swing here on the Fourth. +
OT-Idaho road mail Locale-CoosCounty nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
An Idaho man got mail contract on the Coos Bay Wagon Road route. +
Tot-Sumner utility? job OT-Roseburg name-Way Nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
Marshall Way, of Sumner, was in town yesterday. He is going to Roseburg to assume the duties of operator. [M. note: Of telegraph?]
Tot-Coquille business bldg nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
Whitney & O’Connell are ready, and will move into their new quarters this week. +
Politic Locale-CurryCounty official- nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
Two county commissioners of Curry county, says the Recorder, received 147 votes each, and are therefore tied. +
Holiday-4th-July speech Tot-Marshfield Tot-Coquille? Name-Gray superlative
Nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
Mr. John A. Gray, of Marshfield, will deliver the oration here on the coming Fourth of July. Those who have never heard him speak will avail themselves of a grand treat by hearing him, for he is the acknowledged peer of any speaker in the state. +
Paper name-Dean holiday-4th-July Tot-Bandon Tot-Coquille Nn22 CCH June 17, 1884
We should like very much to be at this place on the coming Fourth of July to see our old friends, but have to spend the time at Bandon, according to previous arrangements. Our brother D. F. will represent the interests of the HERALD in our absence. +
Road-stage mail Tot-Coquille Locale-CoosBay paper-attitude? business paper-attitude?
Nn23 CCH June 17, 1884
Patronize Fred Jarvis, the pioneer stage man. It is through the efforts of Mr. Jarvis that we have a good road, good and efficient mail and stage service between Coquille City and Coos bay, and it behooves us to give him their patronage. The route is elegantly equipped. See ad. +
Health-provider paper-attitude? character? Locale-CoosBay Locale-CoquilleRiver business name-Smith misc-word-liberal-patronage superlative Nn23 CCH June 17, 1884
Dr. O. E. Smith, the well known dentist of Coos bay is on the river, and is prepared to do all kinds of dentistry. His reputation as a first class operator is too well established to need any comments from us. The people will do well to encourage his visits by liberal patronage. +
Paper paper-attitude animal-bear interest? Politic? Locale-CurryCounty Name-Hume name-Wells
Nn23 CCH June 17, 1884
The Curry County Post gives an account of Hank Wells holding a large black bear by the tail till it was killed by Raleigh Scott, and says it will explain further if we desire. With a slight change it would be reasonable -- substitute Hume for Wells, Upton for Scott, and Sutton for the bear. + [M. note: meaning?]
Lhc paper business? Misc-word-manly…avoirdupois misc-word-on…wing misc-word-townsman miss-word-tossing…cork misc-word-briny-deep misc-word-in…quietude misc-word-precautionary…indigestion misc-word-perambulated misc-word-like…throne saying Tot-Empire beach transport-stage misc-word-racket-stage misc-word-feasting-eyes character Tot-Marshfield organiz entertain job condit other-coal Srh-ship-building lbr log Srh-river? Srh-CoosBay Srh-dock Srh-boat-Myrtle Srh-UmpquaRiver Srh-ocean Tot-Gardiner OT-Scottsburg building business OT-Drain RR-other RR-passenger OT-BrownsvilleOR OT-HarrisburgOr novelty-woolen utility-indir paper-attitude?
Nn23 CCH June 17, 1884
Ed. HERALD: --Since we last behold your manly stature of 205 lbs avoirdupois, we have been considerably on the wing. In company with your townsman, V. N. Perry, to whom we are greatly indebted for kindness and favors shown and to whom we return our sincere thanks, we visited Marshfield, which seems to be quite a thriving little burg. The G. A. R. were out in full uniform parading the streets, which added quite an attractive feature to the town. There must be about 500 men employed at this piont [sic] in coal mines, ship yards [sic], and lumbering business. After taking in the sights, we boarded the great and glorious steamship Myrtle, which was waiting at the wharf tossing to and fro like a cork on the bosom of the briny deep. After a rather pleasant ride, we soon arrived at Empire City, where we found everything in peace and quietude. Pertaking [sic] of a hearty repast at the Jackson hotel, we as a precautionary measure against indigestion, in company with Mr. P., we perambulated the streets and visited the lookout which is situated on a high bluff that overlooks the briny deep and stands like a king on his throne domineering over the little city at the foot. After feasting our eyes on the beauties not made by hands but eternal in the heavens, we returned to the city, bid our friend a farewell adieu and retired for the night – not exactly for the night, either -- for at two A. M. we were aroused from our peaceful slumbers and dreams of the loved ones at home by the familiar old racket “stage,” however, we had one of the most pleasant drives up the beach that we ever participated in. On arriving at the mouth of the Umpqua river we were once more compelled to take water (which is something we are not in the habit of doing, and arrived at Gardiner at nine o’clock A. M. for breakfast. After breakfast we returned to the steamer bound for Scottsburg, at which point we arrived at three thirty P. M. where we remained over night [sic] with mine host at the Scottsburg hotel, who feeds the hungry with the best that the market affords. At five o’clock A. M. we were again aroused by the melodious voice of someone calling, stage! After partaking of a hearty breakfast we loaded ourselves in the stage and was [sic] once more rejoicing and singing praises to ----. [sic] We arrived at Drain’s Station in time to take the south bound [sic] train and went up to the mineral springs the next night. Next morning we boarded the north bound [sic] train and came as far as Harrisburg, where we remained for a couple of days and then came to Brownsville. This is a flourishing burg, has quite a number of permanent business houses, including hotels, merchandise stores, etc., etc. One of its principal attractions is the Brownsville woollen [sic] mills which are not excelled in the state, and are now running both day and night to meet the demands of their goods. We have not time nor space to discribe [sic] all the advantages this place affords, but will add that it is favored with one of the best water powers [sic] for mills etc. that it has ever been our privilege to see. For the present – good morning!
X. X. Y. +
Novelty-wood-piles Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-Srh-boat-Escort Srh-tug-Escort lbr Srh-trade Locale-CoosBay OT-SF
Nn24 CCH June 17, 1884
The raft of piles is ready for sea and will go this week. the new tug Escort has the contract to tow the same to San Francisco. It consists of five sections. +
Health-death health-sickness? Govt-indir condit? Tot-Empire Lifestyle? Item-liquor paper-attitude
Nn24 CCH June 17, 1884
A man named Kruger, familiarly known as “Old Sigel,” hung himself on Friday night in his cabin, just below Empire City. He had been 20 years in the U. S. army and was well educated. He said recently to friends that he was out of money and he believed he would hang himself but no one thought he seriously intended it. He was found Saturday morning hanging to a rafter in his cabin.
Another victim of whisky [sic]. +
Srh-ocean Srh-ship-CoosBay Srh-trade Srh-ship-building Locale-CoosBay Locale-SiuslawRiver OT-Portland OT-SF misc-word-coasting-steamer Nn24 CCH June 17, 1884
The new coasting steamer which was launched at the Bay last week has been named ”Coos Bay.” She will make two trips per month to Coos bay, going up as far as the Siuselaw [sic] one trip and up to Portland on the next. Freight will be the same price from the bay and Portland. She will be rigged as a two masted schooner, and will go to San Francisco under sail to receive her machinery. +
Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-dock Srh-boat lifestyle? Character? Paper-attitude Tot-Coquille
Nn24 CCH June 17, 1884
It is desired that people leave their small boats elsewhere than at the steamer landings. It is often the case that a skiff is stove and that unavoidably. There are always places to be found where the steamers do not land, that can be utilized for the landings. Wharves have generally been built for the accommodation of steamers, and it is not right to occupy them with craft that are constantly in the way. The steamer hands make this request, and we hope that it will be heeded. +
Organiz name-Olive name-McEwan name-Morras name-Collier Tot-Coquille
Nn24 CCH June 17, 1884
On June 7, there was organized by Mr. Charles Olive, Deputy Grand Master, at this place, Beulah Chapter No. 6, Order of Eastern Star, when the following named persons were installed as officers, for the ensuing year:
Mrs. McEwan, W. M.; Wm. Morras, W. P.; Mrs. B. F. Collier, A. M.; Mrs. Carothers, Sec.; Mrs. Morras, Treas.; Mrs. Skelly [sic], C.; Mrs. Yager, A. C.; Mrs. Aiken, A.; Mrs. Olive, R.; Mrs. Tennison, E; Mrs. Roy, M; Mrs. Willard, E; Miss M. Robison, War.; Mr. P. Robison, Sen. +
Ad Entertain dance holiday-4th-July name-Olive name-Buck name-Langlois Tot-Langlois-indir Tot-Coquille Nn 25 CCH June 17, 1884
Coquille City, Or.,
Friday, July 4,
-- --1884 -- --
Under the Auspices of the
Odd Fellows’, Lodge
At this place.
V. N. Perry, C. W. Olive, Mrs.
Jas. Cartwright, Mrs. C. W. Olive,
Mrs. Jno. Snyder and Mrs. R. E.
Jas. Cartwright, Chas. Langlois,
Chas. Zumwalt, Jno. Snyder and
Tickets including midnight sup-
Proceeds to go to ”Our Home.” [+ text.]
Holiday-4th-July road-street Tot-Coquillelifestyle? Paper-attitude misc-word-start…rolling saying
Nn25 CCH June 17, 1884
Now that we are going to have a crowd here on the Fourth, would it not be well for our people to pick up the rubbish from the streets? There are places in town that are too dirty for any other use than a pig sty. Clean up and looked decent when you expect strangers, if you will not do so at any other time. Some have started the ball to rolling, and we hope to see nice, clean streets before it stops. +
Tot-LampaCr Tot-LampeyCr health-sickness? Church Tot-Coquille name-Quick
Nn25 CCH June 17, 1884
Mr. J. Quick, Lampey Creek, who has been sorely afflicted with a lame leg, was able to attend church here Sunday. +
Organiz Tot-CoquilleTot-Marshfield holiday-4th-July Nn25 CCH June 17, 1884
An invitation has been extended by the Post here, to the G. A. R. of Marshfield, to be present at the celebration on the Fourth. +
Entertain dance Tot-Coquille Tot-Bandon holiday-4th-July name-Hunt title
Nn25 CCH June 17, 1884
Uncle J. B. Hunt, of this place, is going to erect a big dancing platform at Bandon that will accommodate every person who may wish to dance there on the Fourth. +
Health-provider business? Tot-MyrtlePoint Tot-Empire Tot-Coquille Locale-CoosBay b-act road-stage Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver transport Nn25 CCH June 17, 1884
Dr. Elgin made the trip from Myrtle Point to Empire City and back to this place Friday. This is pretty good traveling and is due to close connection of the stage, cars and steamer. +
Srh-ocean Srh-freight Srh-ship-Amethyst Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Locale-CoquilleRiver misc-word-smartest…afloat Nn25 CCH June 17, 1884
Notwithstanding the Amethyst had an immense amount of freight for this river, she beat the other vessels up, from one to five days. She is one of the smartest little vessels afloat. +
Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-ship-Amethyst Srh-ship-Parkersburg Srh-ship-HelenMerriam Tot-CoquilleTot-Parkersburg Locale-CoquilleRiver mill-Parkersburg mill-Parker's Nn25 CCH June 17, 1884
Three vessels sailed into this river last Friday – the Amthyst [sic], Parkersburg, and Helen Merriam, the Amethyst, which arrived here Saturday evening for this place and the other two for Parker’s mill. +
Tot-CoquilleTot-Bandon food holiday-4th-July name-Hunt Nn25 CCH June 17, 1884
Messrs. Charlie Elliott and Harry Hunt will have a lunch stand at Bandon on the Fourth. They will have coffee, tea, pies, cakes, meats, bread, eggs, nuts, candies, oranges, lemons, etc, etc. Give the boys a call. +
Tot-Coquille food Srh-trade-indir business bldg condit? govt law paper-attitude? health? character? Nn26 CCH June 17, 1884
Mr. W. H. Carothers has acted wisely in following up the recent action of the government against adulterated teas. He is now offering to the public a guaranteed article of pure tea, imported direct from Japan, under his own brand and only in Perfection Tea Cans. Its name is “Mayflower Tea.” +
Food crop agric condit? Land business bldg? OT-SF paper-attitude climate misc-word
Nn26 CCH June 17, 1884
Mr. Moulton got a lot of onions from San Francisco on Friday and they went quicker [sic]. It is singular that people do not raise onions, for they can be as successfully grown here as anywhere. +
Paper-indir novelty-wood-piles Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-dock business Tot-Coquille
Locale-NorthFork name-Dean Nn26 CCH June 17, 1884
Messrs. Dean and Belieu brought down a raft of piles last week from the former’s place on North fork. The piles are to be used by J. A. Collier of this place, in the construction of a wharf in the rear of the Robinson house. +
Holiday-4th-July Tot-CoquilleTot-Bandon lifestyle? Entertain paper-attitude? misc-word-
it…people Nn26 CCH June 17, 1884
Owing to the fact that Bandon and Coquille City are the only places, for all this great section of country, that are going to have a celebration on the Fourth of July, it behooves the people of both places to make preparations for a large crowd, as it is evident that without such an effort it will be impossible to entertain those who will attend. +
Holiday-4th-July paper-misc misc-word-respectfully…generally entertain-programme misc-word-programme ad Nn26 CCH June 17, 1884
July 4th, 1884. [sic] 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:
1st. National salute – Thirteen guns.
2nd. Forming of Procession on Main street at 101/2 [sic] o’clock.
3rd. Grand Procession.
(Balance of program when furnished.) [parentheses, sic.] [+ text.]
M.note: See also Nn50 CCH July 8, 1884, for further details.]
business Tot-Coquilleitem-hardware item-household item-harness item-maintenance item-hardware metal-iron enterprise-blacksmith? Name-McEwan superlative Ad
Nn26 CCH June 17, 1884
George McEwan Coquille City, Oregon DEALER and manufacturer of Tin, Copper, and Sheetiron Ware [sic], Agate and Granite Ware , LAMPS, CHIMNEYS and LANTERNS SADDLES, and Harness, Rope, Paints, Oils, and a full line of Shelf Hardware, IRON and Blacksmiths’ supplies. [ _____ [line-under]] I make my own Tinware, and will do any repairing or order work promptly, and at prices as low as the lowest. [+ text.]
ad name-VonPegert novelty-wood-piles machine? Enterprise-piledriver
Nn27 CCH June 17, 1884
All persons wishing piles driven, should make application at once, as I shall soon take the engine in my pile-driver ashore. I don’t wish to disappoint anyone, so you will please heed this notice.
C. W. Von Pegert [+ text.]
ad photo art paper-attitude? Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat Locale-CoosCounty Locale-CoquilleRiver Tot-Bandon Tot-MyrtlePoint character? paper-attitude?
Nn27 CCH June 17, 1884
AND DON’T YOU FORGET IT!
The people of the Coquille river should bear in mind, that as good Photographs as can be obtained on the Pacific coast, are made by G. H. Ramsdell, of Myrtle Point. Will soon have completed a floating ART PALACE. With which he will visit every point on the river between Myrtle Point and Bandon, and be prepared to do San Francisco work at less than San Francisco prices. Will be fully prepared to make Pictures in all styles known to the art, from the smallest Gem to a Photograph 17 x 27 inches. All he asks is for people to compare his work with that of others.
Mr. R. has become a permanent citizen of Coos county, and it is to the interest of the people to patronize home industry and thereby keep the money in the country. [+ text.]
Ad holiday-4th-July entertain-carnival? machine? Paper-cut
Nn27 CCH June 17, 1884
Grand Swing [M. note: “pointing hand” paper-cut on each side]
Undersigned will have on the grounds
At Coquille City during the coming
celebration on the coming
Fourth of July
will be done to make
this one of the greatest
features of amusement and
pleasure of the day. FRANK
JUNGE and JOHN H. SNYDER,
Proprietors. [+ text.]
Ad paper-cut transport-stage mail Tot-Coquille Locale-CoosBay Locale-Coaledo Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-boat-Ceres Srh-boat Tot-Marshfield Tot-EmpireCity
Nn27 CCH June 17, 1884
[paper-cut of stage and horses]
New Stage Route!
Carrying the U. S. Mails,
Stage leaves Coquille City every
Day (except Sunday) at 6 A. M.
And 1 P. M., connecting with
The Ceres and Steamers for Coos
Bay each trip.
Leaves Coaledo for Coquille
City at 9:30 A. M. and 5 P. M.
Passengers leaving Coquille City on the
Morning trip can visit Marshfield and Em-
pire City, having two hours in each place
and return to Coquille City the same even-
[paper-cut of hand] Go with the Mail and always make
Through Fare only $1.50.
JARVIS & ARRINGTON, Props.
C. W. ZUMWALT,
Coquille City, Ogn [sic; =abbr. for Oregon]. [+ text.]
Locale-CoquilleRiver name-Kronenberg health-sickness Tot-P.Orford
Nn28 CCH June 17, 1884
[…Along the River.] Uncle John Kronenberg and lady passed down the river Friday en route for Port Orford. Mrs. K’s health is not good. +
Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-CoosBay Srh-inspector Srh-boat Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-CoosBay
Nn28 CCH June 17, 1884
[…Along the River.] The inspectors for steam boats are looked for on the river and at the bay, to inspect steamers whose papers have expired. +
farm dairy animal-livestock animal-cow locale-CoquilleRiver paper-attitude?
Nn28 CCH June 17, 1884
[…Along the River.] John Lewis and Frank Tennison have converted the Arthur Lewis place into a dairy, with some 30 cows to start with – success to them. +
Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat Srh-tug Locale-CoquilleRiver health-accid name-Parker Tot-Parkersburg-indir Nn28 CCH June 17, 1884
[…Along the River.] Capt. Tpm [sic; = Tom] Floyd while pulling on a line one day last week slipped and fell, hurting his back so severely that he could scarcely turn himself in bed for a while. He is improving; meanwhile Capt. Parker is running the tug. +
Tot-Parkersburg mill-Parkersburg mill-Parker's name-Parker Locale-CoquilleRiver machine
Nn 28 CCH June 17, 1884
[…Along the River.] Parker’s mill is shut down for repairs, and for cleaning up. Thomas Lewis is putting a new set of brasses on the wrist pin [sic] of the engine, having been troubled a great deal by its heating. +
Locale-CoquilleRiver Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Amethyst novelty-wood-barrel enterprise-cooper condit OT-SF
Nn28 CCH June 17, 1884
[…Along the River.] Freddy Mehl returned home from San Francisco per Amethyst, where he has been learning the coopers [sic] trade. The business would not justify him in staying away from home any longer. +
Tot-Marshfield Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-ship-building Locale-CoosBay
Nn29 CCH June 17, 1884
[Marshfield Items.] The new steamer was launched on Saturday evening. +
Tot-Marshfield Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Locale-CoosBay Srh-ship-Arcata Srh-
passenger Nn29 CCH June 17, 1884
[Marshfield Items.] The Arcata arrived on Friday morning with a small list of passengers. +
pioneer? Visit Locale-CoosCounty Locale-CoosBay Nn29 CCH June 17, 1884
[Marshfield Items.] Donald McKay, an old resident of this county, is spending a few days on the bay. +
log Tot-Empire enterprise?-[?] Nn29 CCH June 17, 1884
[Marshfield Items.] A logging camp has been opened under direction of the new company in the vicinity of Empire City. +
organiz Tot-Marshfield Nn29 CCH June 17, 1884
[Marshfield Items.] A. Nasburg was elected senior warden of the grand lodge F. & A. M. at Portland during its session last week. +
locale-CoosBay mill-Lobree mill-Merchant? Nn29 CCH June 17, 1884
[Marshfield Items.] The Lobree mill has changed hands and possession will be delivered next month. C. H. Merchant is the purchaser. +
Tot-Empire Tot-Marshfield entertain dance holiday-4th-July misc-word-duly-celebrated
Nn29 CCH June 17, 1884
[Marshfield Items.] The Fourth of July will be duly celebrated at Empire City in the forenoon and by a grand ball at Marshfield at night. +
home-seeker [land-office] govt? Tot-Empire Tot-Marshfield Tot-Bandon name-Rosa name-Train name-Fox Nn30 CCH June 17, 1884
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at Roseburg, Oregon.
May 20, 1884.
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the judge or clerk of Coos county, Oregon, at Empire City on Saturday, July 5, 1884, viz: Christian Beyerle, homestead No. 4351, for lot 2, S E ¼ of N W ¼, N E ¼ of S W ¼ and N W ¼ of S E ¼ section 18 township 29. S R 14 west.
He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz:
Wm. P. Fox [2-line vertical bracket] of Marshfield,
John McKenzie Oregon
J. A. Train [2-line vertical bracket] of Bandon,
R. H. Rosa Oregon
W. F. Benjamin,
Register [sic]. [+ text.]
RealE farm fruit Tot-Randolph(near) house prices misc-word-typo
Nn30 CCH June 17, 1884
FOR SLAE [sic; = sale].
320 acres of land, 1 ¼ miles above Randolph, 12 acres in meadow, a good orchard, house, barn, woodhouse [sic], wash house [sic], and smoke houses [sic] etc. etc. Price $3300. For particulars, apply to J. L. Offield on the premises. +
name-Hunt Locale-EastFork Locale-CoquilleRiver animal-cougar interest? Misc-word-in…him misc-word- took…bail misc-word-wedged…bug misc-word getting…lively
Nn30 CCH June 17, 1884
Harry Hunt while out to his ranch on East fork the other day heard what he thought was a young bear but on examination he found it to be a young cougar, which he proceeded to carry home. He had not gone far when he heard a terrible growl, and looking around he beheld a huge cougar, with open mouth, in [sic] three or four feet of him. He dropped the kitten, and took log bail [sic]. His partner had the key to the cabin and says he found Harry wedged in a crack like a chinch [sic] bug. The last seen of the cougar it had its kitten in its mouth getting away lively. Under such circumstances Harry says it is always best to drop the cub. +
Animal-horse agric? Name-Giles Nn30 CCH June 17, 1884
Fine Stallion! Jackson D. Giles, Prop. [avail for breeding, nq at all]
Racism-ethnic govt condit job? OT-US OT-China Nn30 CCH June 17, 1884
Violating the Restriction Act.
Washington, June 9. -- The treasury department is informed that in some instances certificates have been granted Chinese laborers at ports other than exit laborers [sic] from the United States, and that each such certificates have been given to Chinese merchants. Under this practice duplicate certificates may sometimes be granted, one at the first port and one at the port of exit, and that one at least of these has been fraudulently used to obtain admission into the United States of Chinese laborers not entitled to the privilege. Customs officers, therefore, have been instructed to be careful, and confine the issue of such documents to Chinese laborers who depart directly for foreign ports, and to refrain from issuing them to laborers who intend to proceed to China via some other port in the United States, or to Chinamen who are not laborers. +
Moving Tot-Norway OT-SulphurSpringsOr Nn30 CCH June 17, 1884
James Wyant, who recently moved from Norway in this county, is located at Sulphur Springs in this state. +
Paper paper-attitude boomer? Locale-CoquilleRiver Tot-Coquille "needed" condit-prosperity
Nn30 CCH June 17, 1884
Everybody acknowledges that the Herald has been of great benefit to the river in many ways. In this we think they are right, but it needs more support, that we may devote our whole time to it, and then make it far more effective than it has been. If you have not subscribed, do so at your earliest convenience. This summer, it is our intention to give a detailed description of the whole county; and to do this we shall depend upon the assistance of the people, to some extent. +
Temperance natl item-liquor character money prices condit crime lifestyle politic
Nn 30 CCH June 17, 1884
“Prohibition would destroy $200,000,000 of vested property,” says Senator Daly. Admitted, [sic] but how about the figures on the other side? Statistics show that $800,000,000 a year is destroyed direct by license; that to this must be added the lives of 100,000 drunkards, the pauperization [sic] of 50,000 families, including 100,000 children, and the turning out of 100,000 criminals of various grades, the money value alone of the total exceeding $2,000,000,000! The senator should let figures alone unless he is prepared to accept their full value. –[Ex. [sic] +
racism-ethnic war govt item-liquor paper-attitude misc-word-noble…warriors misc-word- whiskey-bloat Nn30a CCH June 17, 1884
A week ago yesterday the Mexican soldiers’ pension bill was again before the United States senate, but little was done toward trying to reward those noble old warriors. Had the question been to place some old whisky bloat on the re-tir [sic] list, at a big salary, a conclusion could have been reached in twenty minutes. +
Politic speech church? Lifestyle character people-attitude lifestyle condit health-death health-accid? Item-headstone money OT-NewYork OT-BrooklynNY misc-word(several) saying Nn30a CCH June 17, 1884
New York, May 26. –In his sermon yesterday on the late panic Talmage said: “I want you to arraign this monster crime of extravagance. There are five thousand women in New York and Brooklyn each of whom expends on dress over $2,000. It has got to such a pass that when we go to church to weep over our sins we must wipe away our tears with $150 handkerchiefs. [Great laughter.] [brackets, sic.] There are scores of men who live in the midst of every luxury who spend everything on themselves and when they die their children are thrown on the charity of the world. The death of such a man is grand larceny. [Laughter.] [sic] He swindles the world as he hastens into his coffin. His bones ought to be sold to an anatomical museum for the benefit of his children. [Laughter.] I draw the knife so that it cuts close.
I thought many of you might get angry and leave the church. You stand it well.” [Great laughter.] [sic] Talmage then spoke at some length of the extravagance in funerals and said that “some men put into the tombstone and casket what they ought to lay out in bread.” Before the sermon he read a letter that he had received from a man living in Colorado, who signed himself “Amateur Miller” and sent Talmage a check for $250, to apply as he deemed best. Talmage said he had given half of it to the Bureau for the relief of the disabled soldiers of the north and half to the Home for crippled southern soldiers at Richmond. This announcement was received with cheers. +
Paper? natl filler agric animal-sheep Nn30a CCH June 17, 1884
Wool and Sheep. [headline.]
There are several things a farmer can do to make sheep afford a profit… [M. the rest not copied]
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