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JANUARY 6 - 13,  1885

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January 6

Natl-filler agric  Np1 CCH January 6, 1885  [several natl-fillers on agric topics.]

[business cards]
ad name-Lane business OT-Roseburg  Np1 CCH January 6, 1885 
L. F. Lane    John Lane   LANE & LANE.  Attoyneys [sic] and Counselors at Law.  Landras [sic] Cae[sic] Specialty.  Office on Main Street, opposite Cosmopolitan Hotel.  Roseburg, Oregon.   [+ text] 

Name-Siglin Name-Gray Name-Holland Tot-Marshfield business bldg ad 
Np1  CCH January 6, 1885 
J. M. Siglin    John A. Gray.   Siglin & Gray.  Attorneys and Counselors At Law, Marshfield, Coos county, Oregon.  OFFICE – Holland building, opposite Blanco Hotel.  [+ text.]

Ad Tot-Coq business bldg RealE enterprise-insurance  Np1  CCH January 6, 1885 
W. SINCLAIR, Attorney at Law.  General Insurance and Real Estate Agent, COQUILLE CITY, OREGON.  [+ text.]

Ad Tot-Marshfield business  Np1 CCH January 6, 1885 
T. G. OWEN.  Attorney and Counselor at Law, MARSHFIELD, OGN.  [+ text.]

Ad Tot-Empire business  Np1 CCH January 6, 1885 
S. H. HAZARD,  Attorney and Counselor at Law.  EMPIRE CITY, OGN.  [sic; abbr for Oregon.]  [+ text.]

Ad Tot-Marshfield business  Np1 CCH January 6, 1885 
J. W. BENNETT.  Attorney at Law, Marshfield, OGN. [sic]   [+ text.]

Ad Tot-CoosCity business  Np1 CCH January 6, 1885 
D. L. WATSON.  Attorney and Counselor at Law  COOS CITY, OGN. [sic]  [+ text.]

Ad Name-Nosler official- Tot-Coquille  Np1 CCH January 6, 1885 
J. H. Nosler.  Notary Public.  COQUILLE CITY, OGN. [sic]  [+ text.]

Ad business court Tot-MyrtlePoint name-Volkmar  Np1 CCH January 6, 1885 
CARL H. VOLKMER [sic].  Attorney and Counselor at Law.  MYRTLE POINT, COOS COUNTY, OREGON.  Will practice in all the courts of Oregon.  [+ text.]

Ad Tot-Marshfield business enterprise-insurance  Np1 CCH January 6, 1885 
     A, M. CRAWFORD.  Attorney and Counselor at Law.  General Insurance Agency.  MARSHFIELD, OGN. [sic]  [+ text.]

Health-provider Tot-Coquille health-sickness health-misc health-treatment business house ad  
Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
J. P. EASTER, M. D.  PHYSICIAN and OBSTETRICIAN.  Special attention given to diseases of women and children, and all chronic forms of disease.  Cases of obstetrics $10;  teeth extracted for 50 cents each.  Special treatment for Rheumatism and Neuralgia by the medicated vapor bath.  Office at residence in Coquille City.  [+ text.]

Ad name-Tower business Tot-Marshfield health-provider 
Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
C. W. TOWER, M. D.,  Physician and Surgeon,  MARSHFIELD,  OGN [sic].  [+ text.]

Ad Tot-Coquille business health-provider health-misc misc-word-accoucher 
Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
W. C. ANGELL, M. D.   Physician and Accoucheur [sic],  Coquille City, OGN [sic]  [+ text.]

Ad Tot-Marshfield health-provider health-treatment business  Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
O. E. SMITH,  [small paper-cut of denture]  Sergeon.[sic] Dentist.  Office MARSHFIELD, OREGON. [+ text.]

Ad Health-provider Tot-MyrtlePoint Locale-CoosCounty business 
Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
J. M. VOLKMAR, M. D.  Physician and Surgeon.  MYRTLE POINT, COOS CO., OREGON.   [+ text.]

RealE home-seeker ad Tot-Coquille house farm timber paper house business bldg name-Dean 
Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
J. A. DEAN.  COQUILLE CITY, OREGON.  GENERAL AGENCY for the sale of City [sic] property, houses and lots, timber, farms, ranches, etc.  Office in Herald building.  [+ text.]

Ad name-Hall business Tot-Marshfield Locale-CoosCounty item-map home-seeker paper-cut title  Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
J.  F. HALL.  Surveyor.  FOR COOS COUNTY, OREGON.  Office:  With T. G. Owen, Esq., Marshfield.  [small paper cut of hand.]  Perfect maps of all surveyed and entered lands on short notice.  [+ text.]

Ad Item-personal Tot-Coquille business bldg paper-cut enterprise-repair 
Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
 A. H. Wright   WATCH-MAKER & JEWELER    Coquille City, OR.    [small paper-cut of hand]  Work of all descriptions done at short notice and extremely low prices.  [+ text.]

Organiz ad Tot-Coquille character  Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
I. O. G. T.   Morning Star Lodge   No. 465,  Meets at Coquille City every Thursday evening.  Visiting members of this order, in good standing, are cordially invited.  [+ text.]

Ad Organiz ad Tot-Coquille character  Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
K. OF L.   Pioneer Assembly, No. 3070.  Meets at Coquille City every Monday evening.  Visiting members, in good standing, are cordially invited.  [+ text.]

Ad Organize paper-cut Tot-Coquille character  Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
 I. O.  [small paper-cut seal of lodge]  O. F.   Coquille Lodge No. 53   Meets at Coquille City every Saturday evening.  Visiting brethren, in good standing, cordially invited.  [+ text.]

Organiz ad Tot-Coquille misc-word-meets…moon  Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
A. F. and A. M.   Chadwick Lodge, No 68.   Meets at Coquille City on Saturday evening on or before the full moon in each month. 
                                             John Goodman,
                                                            W. M.  [+ text.]

Organiz ad Tot-Coquille character name-True  Np2 CCH January 6, 1885 
G. A. R.    Gen. Lytle Post, No. 27,  Meets at Coquille City, on every first and third Wednesday.  Visiting comrads [sic], in good standing, cordially invited.
                                              Chas. S. True, Commander.  [+ text.]

poetry lifestyle? Friend flower animal-bird people-attitude? Natl filler? 
Np3 CCH January 6, 1885 
      The Story That Never Grows Old.  [<head, centered.]
A youth and a maiden low talking,
  He eager; she, shrinking and shy;
A blush on her face as she listens,
  And yet a soft tear in her eye.
Oh!  sweet bloomed the red damask roses,
  And sweet song the thrush on the spray,
And bright was the glamor [sic] of sunshine
  That made the world fair on that day.
But oh! not so sweet the red roses,
  So sweet the bird’s song from above,
So bright the gold glamor or sunshine,
  As was the sweet glamor of love [sic; no punctuation]
That fell on that pair in the garden,
  As ‘mid the fair flowers they strolled;
And there as ‘twas first told in Eden,
  Again was Love’s tender tale told.  +  [M.note:  poem is unsigned; probably a natl filler.]

Natl filler religion? misc-word(several) character? [?] people-attitude OT-SaltLake OT-Utah OT-Maine  
Np3 CCH January 6, 1885
                                       No More Mormon in that Family.
     Israel Pinkham and wife moved from Maine many years ago to Utah Territory.  They passed through Salt Lake the other day on their way to their old home and the old lady made no secret of the cause of their return.  To a reporter for a Gentile paper she said:  "My husband and I have lived together these fortythree [sic] years, and though we joined the Mormons twenty years ago, nothing was ever said about polygamy until this Spring [sic], when some sneaking priests came and got the old man worked up with the idea that he must have one or two more wives.  ‘Not much, Isreal [sic] Pinkham,’ says I; we’ve traveled together this fur [sic], and no Mormon will separate us now.  We’ve got two sons and a darter [sic] back East, who shan’t have anybody poking fun at them, and there’s the two little boys we buried back in Maine, who won’t have no occasion to pint [sic] their fingers at us when we cross over to the other shore.  This thing has gone just as fur [sic] as it’s going to, Israel Pinkham, we’re going back to Maine.’ Says I, ‘and whether we’ve got one year or two years to live we’ll end this here pilgrimage decent, as we begun it.’
     " Ain’t that what I told you?" said she, addressing the old man, who had been a silent listener.  He smiled in a faint way and nodded assent.  "We’re going back to Maine," continued the old lady, "poorer than when we came out but wiser and no wuss [sic], so far as I know. There’ll be no more Mormon in this family."  +

world filler animal-bird animal-fish Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Fifth of Lorn Srh-CaptMcLean misc-word misc-word(symbol) interest? OT-Glasgow OT-Scotland OT-NewZealand OT-London paper story?  
Np4CCH January 6, 1885 
                                                  Birds drowning fish [sic].
     Captain McLean, of the iron bark Fifth of Lorn [sic], of Glasgow, which sailed from Lyttleon. [sic] N. Z. April 26th last, and arrived at London, Aug. 21st, reports the following singular occurrecne [sic]:  July 22d, when in latitude 20 degrees 1 minute north, longitude 29 deg. 48 minutes west, a floating spar was seen, and a boat was lowered and the spar towed alongside.  On examination it was found to be valueless, being worm eaten [sic] throughout, but a large shoal of fish which had accompanied the spar abandoned it and commenced eating the barnacles from the ship’s bottom.  This continued until the 28th of July, when in latitude 38 degrees 42 minutes north, longitude 34 degrees 26 minutes west, the fish left the ship after having cleared the ship’s bottom, by which the speed of the vessel was increased two knots per hour.  Soon afterward a singular commotion was observed on the ocean, which was nearly calm.  Birds were seen moving about on the surface with great rapidity, occasionally disappearing beneath the water and coming up again, half strangled.  As the vessel approached it was seen that a shoal of fish several acres in extent was visible on the water.  A gannet or liver [sic] would alight on the back of a great fish, spread its tail and wings to catch breeze [sic], dig its claws deep into the finny monster’s side, and go before the wind at such a tremendous speed as soon to drown the amimated [sic; = animated?] craft.  The bird would then devour the fish at its leisure.  –Manchester (Eng.) Courier.  +

Natl filler agric-pests oil dairy food-indir animal-sheep 
Np4 CCH January 6, 1885 
     A New York Tribune writer uses buttermilk to kill ticks on sheep, applying it freely along the back so that it pours down on each side.  By adding half a pint of kerosene oil to a gallon of buttermilk, and beating it with a wisk to an emulsion, this remedy is made much more effective, as the oil is a very active insecticide, and the milk dilutes it so as to render it harmless to the skin of the sheep or lambs.  +

Natl filler politic-indir saying  Np4 CCH January 6, 1885 
     The speaker of the House [sic] – the wife, generally.  +

Natl-filler? [or, name-Starkey?] Literary book paper paper-attitude character misc-word 
Np4 CCH January 6, 1885 
                                                Fifty-three bad books.
      Under the above heading, the Eugene City Register contained an article on the evils engendered by the diffuse circulation of books of an obscene character.  It says "The mind staggers in the effort to compute the amount of mischief which these fifty-three bad books are doing."  The books may be bad, but they are not worse than fifty-three bad newspapers. The newspapers of the period which published the lying, debasing articles of the late campaign, openly – that have praised or abused a man, and after the election have gone back of the fist statement and swallowed their own filth, are ten thousand times worse then [sic; = than] the "bad book" with far less circulation. The book whose circulation is limited by virtue of the censorship exercised for its suppression, has not the power for harm possessed by the newspaper with unlimited circulation; whose columns are filled with the disgusting details of a political campaign.  The fact is that the newspaper assumes too much.  When it descends into the sink of Billingsgate, it should be held accountable. It cannot afford, nor should it be permitted to assume one face to-day and another to-morrow [sic],  The mind would stagger in the effort to compute that system of morals which made it compulsory to edit a clean book, but allowed the newspaper an unlimited license.  The truth is that the bad book resembles the bad newspaper. You may discover the character of the subscribers by the scale of the success of either. If filth is supported, the men and the paper are always at hand.  +  [M. note: or is this written by the Herald editor?]

Natl filler? [or, name-Starkey?] literary character paper-attitude misc-word? 
Np5 CCH January 6, 1885 
                                                Peculiarities of Writers.
     He is a good writer who in stating his argument, will convince his readers that said argument is unanswerable.  But, one of the most peculiar methods is that which, while proving nothing,  defies contradiction. Such a writer is pre-eminently [sic], dogmatic; while seeking a reply, he assures us that he is not to be convinced, hence, all argument is, entirely useless, and merely a waste of time, if he only were to be considered.  Again there are others who attack an imaginary antagonist – this is a safe method; [sic] as, while the writer is dealing blows right and left and enlisting the attention of his readers, who, most probably, [sic] are anxious to hear the reply of the other fellow, he has the field entirely to himself.  If the philosophical portion be good, his argument will pass without meeting any adverse comment.  This style has the advantage of being useful in training a writer for that period when he may meet with tangible opposition.  +  [M. note:  or is this written by the Herald editor?]

paper paper-attitude business Tot-Coquille literary? Govt-indir church-indir religion-indir politic-indir temperance-indir character lifestyle? misc-word name-Starkey?
Np6 CCH January 6, 1885 
                                                 The Irrepressible Objector.
     In publishing a newspaper, and using all legitimate efforts to make a success of the same, the further we proceed, the more difficult the path appears.  Experience, if proper attention be paid to it, is a true guide; nevertheless, the insurmountable obstacle always appears in front – that is the ill-founded prejudice of many who think that their peculiar whims, failings and feelings on temperance, religion or politics, must have strict attention paid to, otherwise they kick and threaten to stop their paper.  Does it ever occur to these people that the writer is totally ignorant of their – to him – obscure notions and fanciful, wayward and rampant idiosyncrasies?   Do they not perceive that the newspaper man is doing his level best to ear a living – and a hard and thorny way it is – and he must divide his attention with many while treating all with moderation?  We must treat all communications with the respect that they deserve.
     Objection has been made to this paper printing an article on temperance, from the pen of a worthy female.  Objection has also been been [sic] made to our criticism of government action in some cases.  Some people would object if the devil appeared on earth in substance, instead of the spirit with which, we believe, he afflicts a great many of these objectors.
     The paper is not printed with the expectation of pleasing everybody; still, our efforts are put forth to make it acceptable to all.  In commenting on the matter closed, all we ask is fair play, and a little display of intelligent criticism; then, we have no fears for the result.  We are young in the business, and being fully aware of our defects, we hope to improve by persevering attention to all the details.
     If a newspaper cannot exist without the support of those who think that its columns are to be devoted to printing their effusions exclusively and of those who objects to [sic] essays of moral worth, it may as well die, but there is no great danger, as there is intelligence enough in all communities overbalance and offset the insane bigotry and ignorance of the chronic objector.  +
[M. note:  is this written by the Herald editor?]

Srh-river Srh-breakwater Srh-jetty Tot-Coquille-indir govt paper paper-attitude quote name-Starkey?  
Np6 CCH January 6, 1885 
     Mr. Editor: -- Observing so many items in the county newspapers with reference to breakwaters, jetties, &c., [sic; = etc] accompanied with assertions that the money appropriated is not disbursed in a proper manner, I would be glad to have the opinion of the Herald, as to whether there is any foundation for such assertions.  –Subscriber.
     None whatever.  No money is expended for labor or material but what is accounted for, and the vouchers signed and transmitted to Washington for final inspection.  The appropriation for the government works is not disbursed in a manner commensurate with the ideas of some persons – of course not.  What should it be disbursep [sic; = disbursed] to for those parties?  They want a division, and failing in that there is "weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth."  +

Court Locale-CoosCounty? Locale-Oregon law suit? judge paper Paper-attitude condit filler?  
Np6 CCH January 6, 1885 
                                                A Change Needed.
     A change is needed in the proceedings before the Circuit Court.  Especially is this so in reference to the empanelling [sic] of the Grand Jury.  And the setting of causes for trial.  Under our present law litigants are required to be ready with their witnesses from the first day of court until they can get a hearing.  Even should their cause be crowded to the last day or go over for the term for want of time.  This not unfrequently [sic] entails needless and numerous expences [sic] upon litigants and amounts to an absolute denial of justice.  It is inconvenient for the attorney and also for the court and not unfrequently [sic] re-results [sic] in confusion and a waste of time.  If a law day could be arranged in advance of the term to settle issues at which time the Grand Jury could be summoned and do their work, causes could be set down for trial at a day certain, witnesses could be summoned for the day of trial [sic] and would not be compelled to wait for a week at a time at great inconvenience to themselves and enormous cost to the litigants.  The counties would save thousands of dollars each year by such an arrangement.  The time for the meetings of the court in the various counties can be so arranged if some of our wise legislators give their attention to the subject and introduce the proper bill.  Other states have this arrangement; it is found to work well.  If the people stir up their representatives to a sense of duty on this subject we can have the change in our statute the coming session of the legislature. –Independent.  +

paper name-Dean Tot-Coquille lifestyle character saying  Np6 CCH January 6, 1885  
[J A Dean, ed and prop. of the Herald.]

Holiday-Xmas lifestyle? friend Tot-Coquille(near) Locale-CoquilleValley visit job character Paper-attitude superlative misc-word-placid…Coquille misc-word left…hospitalities misc-word-rough-shod misc-word-bet…boots saying name-Starkey?  
Pr-9 CCH January 6, 1885 
                                                       Local Customs.
     We were asked, the other day, as to the sociability of the people in a rural district like this that surrounds Coquille City.  Well, as it may interest a few readers to know what kind of people inhabit this portion of the terrestrial globe, we give our six months’ experience.  The people are sociable without being demonstratively loud.  The visiting, similar to other localities, is in the hands of the fair sex.  The men being employed principally in rural pursuits have but little time to devote to what may be considered the superfluous courtesies of every day life.  We seldom, [sic] receive an introduction to strangers consevuently [sic], suppose that it is not customary, therefore, if we deem it expedient in the interest of our business, we sail in, rough shod, and have seldom met with a rebuff.  Invitations to visit are the exception and not the rule – we have received but two during our sojourn in this placid vale of the "Beautiful Coquille."
     But do not imagine that we are giving vent to a howl of disappointment on that score.  We have been accustomed to the left-handed hospitalities profusely extended in Spanish communities, where the person inviting you, will not only proffer his service gratis, but also leave his house at your disposal; yet, notwithstanding all this,  you are not expected to visit the house -- not much.  It would be the essence of impoliteness to take advantage of so much civility.  Looking at the situation from our earlier experience, we see nothing to complain of.  Introductions occasionally would aid us in our present business, but, if those with whom we come in contact are negligent of that ceremony, where is the remedy?  To come down to a local idiom, "you may bet your boots" that we are not going to snivel about it.  We are here – the people suit us first rate, and we will do our level best to ride and tide over the other depressing incident.  +

Holiday-NewYear Tot-Coquille music entertain dance drama organiz paper paper-attitude health-sickness lifestyle? saying 
Pr 9 CCH January 6, 1885
                                          The Ball by the Local Band.
     The festivities which accompanied the exit of the old, and the advent of the new year, were concluded on New Year’s eve by a grand ball, given under the auspices of the Coquille City Brass Band.  The affair was a success in every feature; there being a numerous attendance in honor of the occasion.  The members of this office received special invitations to be present; but owing to indisposition in some, and family sickness, but one was available.  This invitation to the printers to be present on the occasion, took us by surprise; as, it seemed to be the exception and not the rule in Coquille City entertainments.  True, it is usual elsewhere to admit reporters and thereby have a fair report in the newspapers.  The boys will accept our thanks for remembering us.  Each succeeding day brings to the printer but a repetition of his monotonous imprisonment, therefore, these graceful acknowledgements of his weary pilgrimage are like the oasis in the desert – a green spot in the memory to be always gratefully appreciated.  The members of the band are persistent in their efforts to obtain proficiency – they are punctual in attendance without regard to the severity of the weather.  May they meet with the success they deserve.  We understand that they will give a dramatic entertainment on some day in the coming month.  +

climate RR-outside RR-phy RR-passenger condit OT-WA Locale-Oregon paper misc-word  
Np7 CCH January 6, 1884 
     The following from the Daily Standard of the 1st gives a concise account of the storm in the upper country:  Reports from the snow-bound passenger trains at Viento is not as encouraging as was hoped for. The train is still side-tracked, but a storm was raging yesterday, and the snow drifting badly.  The Northern Pacific snowplow which had opened the track from Wallula [Washington] to Wyeth, is stuck this side of the latter station. Work is progressing as rapidly as possible, but there is no prospect of getting the train out for several days.  +  [M. note:  The rest of article not copied -- a list of Washington and Oregon towns, actually a weather report.]  +

Church law OT-Seattle OT-WA paper-attitude speech condit lifestyle? misc-word(several) character? natl filler? quote OT-Virginia patriotism?  
Np7 CCH January 6. 1884 
      Street preaching has been prohibited in Seattle.  That is outrageous, and we demand as much freedom for the preacher of the gospel in this country as he receives in Europe.  "Ranters" (street preachers) are a feature on Sundays in that so-called despotic region.  Let the municipal, mugwumps [sic] of Seattle beware in their abortive efforts to pluck the feathers from the American Rooster.  [sic]  In the language of that noble son of Virginia – Patrick Henry, slightly altered to suit the occasion, "Give us liberty or give us death."  +  [M. note:  Doesn’t say whether local opinion or natl-filler.]

Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Tot-Coquille mill- mill-Coquille climate condit? Misc-word-freshet saying? 
Np7 CCH January 6, 1885 
     A large amount of sawdust from the back of the mill washed into the river during the late freshet.  This should be attended to at once, for the navigation of the river depends on it.  Sawdust is much worse than sand, and has spoiled the navigation of more than one stream, even the upper Mississippi having been greatly damaged by it.  Once navigation is gone, this town is a "goner."  +

Srh-harbor Srh-bar Srh-dredging govt Locale-CoquilleRiver OT-Washington mail title  
  Np7 CCH January 6, 1885 
     Memorials, asking Congress to grant $100,000 for the improvement of the mouth of the Coquille river, were sent to the various postoffices [sic], with a request that as many names as possible be secured, and then that the petition be forwarded to Hon. M. C. George, Washington, D. C.  It is to be hoped that due attention will be given this, as its importance demands.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-goods item-apparel item-stationery food item-tobacco crop misc-word ad  
Np8 CCH January 6 1885 
POST OFFICE Store,  C. ANDREWS  PROPRIETOR, CONSTANTLY Keeps An assortment of Boots and shoes, Hats and caps, Stationery, Inks, Dry goods and Clothing  Ladies, Gents and Childrens [sic] General Furnishing goods,  also groceries, Canned goods, Cigars, tobacco andcandies [sic].  He pays the highest price for country produce.  [+ text.]

Farm Tot-Coquille business bldg superlative Locale-CoquilleRiver item-hardware item-household noveltyy-wood misc-word ad  
Np8  CCH January 6, 1885 
                          Farmers!  Look to Your Interests!
     Don’t be misled by misrepresentations of competitors.  Investigate
and see where you can buy the cheapest; in doing so, call at Whitney
& O’Connell’s, [sic] the originators of low prices on this river.  They keep
constantly on hand at their hard ware [sic] store in Coquille City, the fol-
lowing specialties:
     Tin, Copper and Sheet-Iron ware; a
superior article of Home-manufacture
               ---In connection with a------
       Well selected stock of general
hardware, stoves and ranges, wood
and willow ware.
     Farm tools and Implements, Iron and Steel, Pumps, Water-pipes
and Fittings, Paints, Oils and Brushes, Lamps and Crockery, Harness [sic; no comma]
and Trimmings, Rope, Glass ware [sic], Plated and Granite ware [sic], Rifles,
Pistols and Ammunition, Terra Cotta Chimney Pipe, Bird cages and
Fishing tackle, and all Goods usually kept in a first class Hardware
    N. B. We make a Specialty of job work, and guarantee satisfaction [sic; no period]
                                                               Whitney & O’Connell. Props.  [+  text as shown.]  [M. note:  N. B. appears to be used similarly to:  P. S.  It may be an abbreviation for the Latin words nota bene:  note well.]

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-hardware enterprise-hardware item-household item- superlative? Enterprise-insurance enterprise-blacksmith utility? machine enterprise-WellsFargo misc-word ad 
Np9 CCH January 6, 1885 
George McEwan. THE PIONEER HARDWARE MAN!  Coquille City, Oregon.  Dealer in, and Manufacturer of, Tin, Copper [sic; no comma] SheetIron [sic] Ware, Agate and Granite WARE.  Lamps, Chimneys and Lanterns [sic; no punctuation.]  Saddles, [sic] and harness, rope, paint and oils,  and a full line of SHELF HARDWARE, Guns and ammunition, Hercules Powder, Blacksmith’s supplies.  ALL AT BOTTOM PRICES. 
AGENT FOR WELLS, FARGO & Company’s EXPRESS, Home Mutual &Old California Insurance Cos., New Home & New Howe    Sewing Machines  CASPESON’S [sic; =Casperson’s] ELECTRIC     Address G. McEwan  [+ text.]  [M. note: meaning of electric?  It may have advertised an "electric" belt -- a wearable health remedy device of that time period.]

Tot-MyrtlePoint business bldg health-provider health-treatment item-household item-stationery item-tobacco school-indir food machine music item-liquor saying ad  
Np9 CCH January 6, 1885 
                               MYRTLE DRUG STORE
                                    Myrtle Point, Ogn. [sic; abbr for Oregon.]
                        W. L. Dixon  .  .    .  .  Proprietor.
                DEALER IN
    Drugs, Medicins [sic], Paints, Oils, Candies, Cigars, Tobacco,
Fancy Articles, Stationery and the finest quality of School Books.
     Agent for the leading sewing Machines [sic], Mason & Hamlin or-
           Organs, &c [sic; =etc.].  Old wines and Liquors of the best quality.
                 Prescriptions carefully compounded [sic; no period.]
                           LIVE and LET LIVE.  [+ text.]

Tot-Marshfield business bldg item-liquor misc-word ad  
Np9 CCH January 6, 1885 
                         The EXCHANGE!  [< head, centered.]
                    Front St., Marshfield, Or.,
                        N. P. Hansen, prop.
     Agent for Gibbson’s [sic] fine whiskies, [sic] an AAA
whisky [sic] .  Also agent for the CELEBRATED
Sale and retail.  The celebrated BOCA beer
         On draught and in bottles.  [+ text as shown.]

Tot-MyrtlePoint Tot-Empire land home-seekers OT-Roseburg official-county govt misc-word(symbol) name-Prey name-Neil name-Baker 
Np10 CCH January 6, 1885 
                                   NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
             Land Office at Roseburg Oregon.
                                                    Dec. 11, 1884.
     Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of 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 [sic] on Wednesday Jan. 21, 1885, viz:  Otto H. Prey, Premption [sic] D. S. No. 4129 for the lots 10, 11, 14, and 15, Sec. 11 T 31 S. R. 12 west.
     He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz.:
I. Bingham                 [4-line vertical bracket   }]
John Morris                        all of Myrtle Point,
John Neil                               Oregon.
John Baker
                                                   Wm. F. Benjamin,
                                                             Register.  [+ text.]

Tot-MyrtlePoint Tot-Empire land home-seekers OT-Roseburg official-county govt misc-word(symbol) name-Prey name-Neil name-Baker 
Np10 CCH January 6, 1885 
                                         NOTICE OF PUBLICATION.
              Land Office at Roseburg, Oregon.
                             November 28, 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 be-clerk [sic] of Coos county, at Empire City, Oregon, Friday, January 16, 1885, viz:  Thomas Langlois, pre-emption D S No. 4062, for the S E quarter of N E quarter, N E quarter of section 8;  N W quarter and S W quarter of  S W quarter section 9, township 30 S R 14 west.
     He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz:
     Walter Shoemaker,   Millard Shoemaker,
of Denmark, Oregon; and Steve Gallier
and Edmund Gallier, of Coquille City, Oregon.
                                                Wm. F. Benjamin,
                                                       Register.  [+ text]

poetry name-Starkey name-LeGarcon lifestyle character misc-word  
Np11 CCH January 6, 1885 
                REFLECTIONS.  [<head, centered.]
                 LE GARCON.
Go tread the paths of busy life
  In high or low condition,
Mark well the schemes, the rage and strife,
  The mass of imposition.
You‘ll see the brute that should protect
  His wife, abuse and flog her;
Vile hypocrites in every sect---
  The quack and pettifogger [sic].
The well-dressed fop who never toils,
  Hs neither trade nor calling---
The cheat who makes with cunning wile
  A pit where others fall in.
The righteous in their own esteem,
  Who spurn their sinful brother,
And ever push him down the stream
  His good resolves to smother.
You’ll see the miser strive for gain
  Both in and out of season;
The spendthrift live a life of pain
  The antipodes [sic] of reason.
The love of dress becomes a curse,
  Self-torture an attraction,
The feet are lame, the body worse---
  Brain sunk in stupefaction.
To clothe the form and strut around
  When other wants are pressing,
The host of slaves to fashion bound,
  Their God’s something to dress in.
Male and female alike agree
  To battle against Nature;
The direful consequence must be
  A race of pigmy [sic] stature.
You’ll gather as you go along
  Experience with terror---
To see the blind, the weak and strong
  Rush down the hill together.  + 

Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-ship Srh-tug-SolThomas Srh-CaptHill Srh-dock Tot-Empire Locale-CoosBay Tot-Gardiner disaster-explosion disaster-shipwreck machine health-accid health-death mill-NorthBend misc-word name-Hill name-Luse 
Np12 CCH January 6, 1885 
                                               A TERRIBLE AFFAIR:
                                          The Tug Sol Thomas Blows in
                                           Atoms and Four men Killed: [sic]
     Between 11 and 12 o’clock on Sunday the 4th inst. the tug Sol Thomas was blown to atoms by the explosion of her boiler, while in front of the old Luse wharf at Empire City, by which Geo. Wadley engineer, Jas. Graham cook, Len Nelson deck hand and a fireman whose name we have not learned, were killed, and Capt. Jas. Hill badly injured.  The tug had just made fast to a schooner, and was starting for the bar when the accident occurred. 
The explosion was a terrible sight. No trace of the unfortunate men had been found at last accounts, except particles of flesh which were sticking to heavy timbers that were blown ashore. Those who were near got a view of the inside of the wreck as it went down, and it seemed void of every thing.  Capt. Hill who was at the wheel, was thrown back to the stern of the boat and badly hurt by the explosion, but his injuries are not fatal.
     Engineer Wadley was a resident young man of the bay, his father having been engineer at the North Bend mills for years.  Jas. Graham, the cook, was a resident of Gardiner, where he leaves a wife and 11 children.  Of Len Nelson the deck hand, we know nothing, and the fireman likewise.  +

church event Tot-Fairview holiday-Xmas-indir  Np12 CCH January 6, 1885 
     Ed. Herald – The meeting which has been in progress at Fairview, since Christmas, closed yesterday with seven additions to the church all by confession and baptism. 
--Fairview. Jan.5th.
                                        S. B. [sic] Hollenbeak. +

Tot-Fairview church event holiday-Xmas-indir  Np12 CCH January 6, 1995 
     THE LATEST SENSATION. --Five men hung, in the ladies’ parlor of the Robinson house on the morning of the 2d inst., by one little man. The parties were rescued by Justice Simons, in due time.  The hangman was a j u r y m a n [sic].  + [M. note: meaning?  A game?  Or was there a hung jury on a case?]

Natl Filler climate  Np12 CCH January 6, 1885
     Heavy snows in the mountains and on the plains are drifting seriously.  +

OT-Astoria farm animal-livestock climate  Np13 CCH January 6, 1885 
     A farmer in Astoria, said that he never before saw cattle coming up and asking for shelter in that country.  +  [M. note:  Apparently due to severity of a cold front reported around this date.]

climate Health-death law? OT-ClatsopCounty official-county 
Np13 CCH January 6, 1885 
     Clatsop county pays $5 reward to any one finding the body of a dead person, and delivering it to the coroner.  +   [M. note:  Perhaps the rate of incidence had been aggravated by the severe cold front reported around this date.]

Locale-OregonCoast Locale-ShoalwaterBay Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-ShoalwaterBay Srh-ship-Lammerlaw disaster-shipwreck prize OT-England-indir 
Np13 CCH January 6, 1885 
    Al Strerm [sic], of Shohlwater [sic] bay, has been awarded a gold medal by the British government for service rendered at the wreck of the Lammerlaw, two years ago.  +

Health-accid disaster-explosion paper OT-Roseburg  
Np13 CCH January 6, 1885 
     The Plaindealer gives an account of a painful accident which happened to a young man named Oliver Hurstine.  He was playing with a giant powder cap, and carelessly stuck the stump of a burnt match into the cavity. The cap exploded, tearing off a portion of both thumbs, and seriously injuring three fingers of his left hand, and two of the right hand.  +

paper Tot-Coquille business bldg prices  Np13 CCH January 6, 1885 
[subscription to Herald, $2.00 a year.]

humor paper natl filler saying misc-word [not fully keyworded]  
Np14 CCH January 6, 1885 
                                               WIT AND HUMOR.
     Scum invariably rises. Remember, young man, there is always room at the top.
     "Good luck" bracelets are worn by such as have the good luck to possess them.
     Stern parent:  "Another bad report, my son?  "Yes, papa, you must really talk to my teacher or he will keep on doing it."  …
     A Western critic disrespectfully alludes to a French opera bouffe critic [sic] as :"smirking, spasmodic old hen."  This chap evidently didn’t like the French chic. 
     "Husking bees are in order," says an exchange.  We tried to husk a bee once, one of the "humble" [sic] variety, but he got the best of us. –Danville Breeze. …
     They don’t have to use roller skates in Canada at this time when they desire to slide around. The ice is already six feet thick in certain localities.
     It takes twenty-six years for a man to become a physician in Germany.  Land is scarce over there and they can’t spare much space for cemetery lots.  …
     A physician says:  "In buying clothing care should be taken to investigate the hygroscopicity [sic] of the cloth."  We always do, but, [sic] as singular as it may appear, many persons buy a coat and never give a thought to its hygroscopicity. This is a great mistake.  …
     "Will you want a sample room, asked a hotel clerk of a guest who had just registered.
     "No, sir," was the prompt reply; "I am a lawyer, sir.  I’m not selling merchandise;  I’m selling brains."
     "I see," said the clerk.  "Of course you don’t want a sample room when you don’t carry any samples."  --New York Sun.  [all are +]

Tot-Bandon OT-Portland OT-SF Locale-Oregon Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-CoosBay Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-bar Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-dredging Srh-CoosBay Srh- Srh-shipbuilding Srh-ship- Srh-trade? Srh-freight Srh-CaptParker govt govt-works politic? name-Hermann name-Siglin title superlative prices business bldg character travel enterprise-CoosBayCompany Tot-Parkersburg friend? beach road bridge needed paper-attitude food name-Parker  
Np15 CCH January 6, 1885 
     We are so pleased with improvements made of late at the mouth of the Coquille, that we are all laboring zealously for a fair appropriation to continue the work.  One gentleman who has always taken a great interest in the matter has written to Senator Slater, who is a personal friend of  his, urging him to do his utmost.  Others also are doing what they can.  Our new representative, Hon. Binger Hermann, intends to go to Washington early in the year, and will do what he can for the Coquille, as well as for Port Orford and Coos bay.  Our state senator, Mr. Siglin, writes to us to say:  "Be assured I ll [sic] have the state legislature memorialize congress this session for a good appropriation for the Coquille river and for Coos bay,and [sic] and try and ascertain also why the government does not go on with the harbor of refuge at Port Orford and for which the government voted $150,000 some years since."
     We wish we had this active energetic gentleman in the U. S. senate instead of the state.  In the latter he cannot do much any how [sic]; in the former he might do a great deal.  We would then have a senator and representative both from Southern Oregon; the senator being from the coast, would naturally look after the interests of the place he came from, whilst we have no doubt the representative, who is from the interior, will do the same for his district.  Then we Southern Oregonians would have no cause to complain, and we would have every reason to believe we would be faithfully served.  Northern Oregon has had the representative for some years past; surely it is time that we southerners should get a chance now.
     Anderson’s hotel at Port Bandon has been a great accommodation to the traveling public this year.  Mr. Anderson is a steady, upright man who takes charge of all goods consigned to his care, and hands them out to the owner.  Mrs. Anderson is an affable, courteous lady who contrives to make a friend of every one [sic] she meets, and who, [sic] as a landlady of a hotel, has very few equals.
    Albert Giromi [sic] and wife have returned from a prolonged trip through Northern Oregon.  They visited Spokane Falls, Portland, Astoria and many other places.  They have taken the original Bandon hotel from Mrs. Nelson, and intend making matters very lively this coming summer.
     It is stated that the Coos Bay company, instead of building a steamer to run round here from Coos bay, have bought one for that purpose at Portland, also that Capt. Parker will build a warehouse for storing whatever freight she may bring in or take out of this place.  When the new road to the Bandon beach is completed and properly bridged, it is probable that all the coast trade will go that way.  The Captain is an enterprising man, and as he is willing to dispose of building lots at reasonable figures, we may expect to see Parker's a good sized town in a few years.
   Some people here lately got up their supply of flour from San Francisco, and it cost them landed, free of all expenses, only $4.25 per barrel. Sugar, 7 cents per pound.  However when we can get good sugar at Coquille City for 8 cents and have no chances to risk we prefer the latter.
                                                                Legem.   +   [M. note: pen name of correspondent.]

Np16 CCH January 6, 1885 
                                         EXECUTRIX’ NOTICE.
     Notice is hereby given that Mary Wagoner [sic], the Executrix of the last will and testament of Leonard F. Wagoner, deceased, has filed in the County Court of Coos, her final account as such Executrix, and that said Court has duly made an order appointing Tuesday the 6th day of January 1885 as the day for the hearing of objections to such final account and the settlement thereof.
   Dated Dec 3d, 1884 [sic].
C. H. Volkmar,     [2-line vertical bracket   }] Mary Wagoner,
Attorney for the estate.                                       Executrix.  [+ text.]

Tot-Parkersburg county official-county court Tot-Empire home-seekers OT-Roseburg land govt misc-word(symbol)  
Np16 CCH January 6, 1885 
                                  NOTICE OF FINAL PROOF.
                                                      December 30, 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 Oregon, on Tuesday Feb. 17, 1885, viz:  D. H. Prewett [sic], pre-emption D. S. No. 4072, for the W half of the W half section 27 township 38, S R 14 west.
     He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz:
A. Sneed           [4-line vertical bracket }] 
John Leneve            
W. Howell                  of Parkersburg,
.H. Randleman                          Oregon.
                                    Wm. F. Benjamin.
                                                      Register.  [+text.]

 Saying paper-attitude interest holiday-NewYear  Np17  CCH January 6, 1885 
     With the dawn and advent of the year 1885, we send greeting and hopes that all may enjoy a happy New Year.  Let the bickerings and prejudices of the past be buried out of sight as far as possible.  Let the misfortunes that have fretted us, the projects that have failed, the hopes in which we have been disappointed, vanish and die with the death of the old year... Ruminating on the past: its joys or its anguish, is useless.  If we can draw any solace from a consideration of bygone period, it is only in the lesson it teaches as a guide for future action.  +

Tot-Coquille-incorporation Lhc character-anti law interest misc-word-asinine-proclivities paper-attitude lifestyle? misc-word-over-weening misc-word-unmitigated ass misc-word-irremovable…conceit misc-word-shood down saying 
Np17 CCH January 6, 1885 
     It would be of great value to this community were the town incorporated. We would then have an officer whose duty it would be to look to the peace and well-being of all concerned.  There is some law, we believe, for the protection of unincorporated towns; but, we fail -- owing to the disinclination of the people to make charges -- in realizing any benefit from it...
   As the case now stands, whenever an insane biped wishes to make night hideous, and display his assinine proclivities, he takes his stand at the hotel corner, or some other locality equally prominent, evidencing a particular and unmanly desire to obstruct the passage of ladies and children, and then he howls; and then all the chickenhearted nincompoops, who think that they are smart, join in chorus and duplicate the disgusting nuisance emanating from the principal, most prominent and most despicable cur.
   There are at all times persons who wish to rule or ruin a community.  They belong to all grades of society -- the temperate as well as the intemperate.  Failing in leadership of this or that clique or party, their chief aim is to set the community by the ears -- in a state of protracted war.  It becomes the first duty in local government, for the citizens to consider these cases and to take measures looking towards an eradication of the evil.  Where the object of a man, who is given to over-weening [sic] amount of egotism, is to domineer over his fellows, he should be sat down upon [sic].
    There is no more unmitigated ass than the fellow who is burdened with an irremovable weight of self-conceit.  Support him, and he glories with a fiendish delight in the success of his schemes and self importance -- ignore him, and he may sulk -- but it will enable him to see the folly of his course, and throw the light of wisdom on his selfish and obscure path.
    Small towns without the necessary safeguards for the protection of the community will always be troubled, more or less by the night-howlers to whom we referred in the first instance.  The further it proceeds without check or restraint, the worse it becomes.  We have seen a vigilance committee in San Francisco with five thousand muskets and two heavy sand-bag batteries in dread array.  What was the cause?  A few men, at first, began to stuff the ballot-box; increasing in strength through the medium of perverse success, they began to terrorize and shoot all who opposed them, until the people discovered that to settle one conspiracy against the organic law, there was no remedy but by having recourse to another.  Let us be warned in time.  One musket is more than enough at present; therefore, as we have plenty of good men in this community, let us take council together and show that our women and children and our streets must not be obstructed by a pack of scoundrels.  +

school Tot-Coquille business bldg? Speech? Literary? Prices name-Miller 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885
Coquille Commercial College Coq.  A primary dept -- instruction any ages or grades; business courses without leaving home.  Ornamental Penmanship, elocution, etc. tuition primary per term $5.00 secondary $7.00  Clark Miller, Principal. Nfq

 Tot-Coquille business bldg item-hardware item-novelty-wood  item-household 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
Whitney & OConnell props. tin, copper and sheet-iron wares; hardware; stoves; wood and willow ware. 

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel  Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
Dean & Huntington, City Boot and Shoe Store.

Entertain organiz? Drama Tot-MyrtlePoint Tot-Coquille organiz event misc-word-fascinating…play  
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
Coq. Thespians will present their fascinating and soul-stirring play, "Among the Breakers," at MP January 10...

Lhc Tot-Coquille-incorporation improve character-anti law misc-saying? OT-Oregon politic? 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
     A petition is in circulation, to be presented to the Legislature at its next session, looking to the incorporation of this town.  It is to be hoped that it may succeed, then we can have a fair understanding in relation to the status of hoodlums and improvements.

Tot-Coquille livery business bldg item-feed title name-Hunt 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
Pioneer Feed Stable, Coq Hunt Bros.

Tot-Coquille livery business bldg item-feed name-Buck  Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
 Feed and Livery Stable, R E Buck. Coq.   

Tot-Parkersburg business bldg mill-Parkersburg mill-CoquilleMill&Tug Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-tug-KatieCook Srh-CaptParker lbr item-goods name-Cook 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885
Coquille Mill & Tug co, gnrl mchdz, lumber, towing by tug Katie Cook; J H Parker, M L Hanscom, Irving M Cook, Parkersburg.

Health-provider health-treatment Tot-Coquille business bldg 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
City Drug Store, Coq; Dr. S L Leneve.   

Transport-stage Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat-Ceres Srh-boat-LittleAnnie Locale-UR Tot-MP misc-word-hack-line name-Brown 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
New hack line connecting with steamers Ceres and Little Annie, at the terminus of their upper river route, carrying passengers and freight to and from MP.  G A Brown.

Tot-Marshfield business bldg item-household name-Mark 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
Furniture Store, F. Mark, Prop, Marshfield.

Tot-Coquille business bldg name-Olive  Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
Olive Hotel Front St, Coq, Mrs. C W Olive.

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-liquor  Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
City Brewery, G Mehl.

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-[?] food prices  Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
Robinson House, Coq has recently been furnished with spring beds and other conveniences. meals all hrs, 25 c nq   

Health-provider health-treatment business bldg name-Nosler Tot-Coquille 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
New Drug Store, Coq, J H Nosler.

Paper name-Dean business bldg item-headstone Tot-Coquille 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885
Tombstone and Monument Agency; J A Dean, office in Herald bldg. 

Tot-Coquille business  bldg enterprise-blacksmith misc-word-black-smithing 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
W. Gallier, Black-smithing and horse-shoing, Coq. 

Tot-MyrtlePoint business bldg  Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885  Lehnherr Hotel,  MP.

Mail road-stage enterprise-WellsFargo Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-boat Tot-Empire OT-Drain  Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
Jarvis, Cornwall & Co Wells Fargo, U S Mails, stage to connect with steamboat -- Empire to Drain.

Tot-Norway business bldg food health-treatment item-stationery item-household item-liquor 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885 
O Nelson, Norway: groceries, stationery, medicines, paints, and pure wines.   

Tot-MyrtlePoint business Tot-Bandon Locale-CoquilleRiver photo 
Pr-11 CCH January 6, 1885   
Art Palace, G H Hamdell of MP, will visit every point on R between MP and Bandon; photographer.

January 13  

Name-Joaquin name-Miller name-Lane name-Starkey name-LeGarcon poetry history lifestyle? OT-Eugene Locale-Vaughn’s-school school health-[?] health-death character misc-word-web…gossoon condit-signs-times  
Pr-11b CCH January 13, 1885 
               Lines to Joaquin Miller [<head, centered]
                     by LeGarcon.
Just thirty years ago, Joaquin,
  When you and I were young,
At Vaughn's old school house near Eugene,
  We read, and wrote and sang.
The time that passeth now so soon,
  To us it then seemed slow:
You were a big Web-foot gossoon,
  Just thirty years ago.

The times have changed since then, Joaquin,
  When you forsook the rod;
Some of our schoolmates tread the green,
  And some lie 'neath the sod.
Cheer up, my lad, but draw it mild --
  Truth wins at last, you know.
We remember you were somewhat wild,
  Just thirty years ago.

And when you picture Lane, old chap,
  Don't mix the paint so thick;
One dose of that unwholesome pap
  Has made your friends quite sick.
We saw the man and knew his worth
  So well that you must know
We're posted on things that had birth
  Just thirty years ago.

"Dry up that rot" about the Greek
  And --Latin: it's too thin.
We know that you ne'er lacked the "cheek,"
  Where "cheek" could only win.
But, go ahead, improve your mind,
  Your friends would hear its flow;
For friendly thoughts are still entwined
With thirty years ago.  +

Natl filler lifestyle story? School? Character music food? Paper  
Np21 CCH January 13, 1885 
                                                  An Extraordinary Girl.
     Once in a large city there dwelt a maiden, whose mother, being in moderate circumstances, was put to great pains to educate her daughter that she might occupy a higher walk in life.  She worked very hard and deprived herself of every comfort.  And how was she rewarded?  Strange to say, this young lady appreciated her mother’s Sacrifices [sic] and did all she could to lighten her labors.  Upon returning from school,she [sic] would devote her time to the kitchen until the hour for her music lesson arrived and then she would make the piano howl.  She arose early and assisted with the washing and ironing and when her young man took her to the ice-cream parlor at night she always slipped some choice cake into her pocket for ma.  Finally she and the young man were married and the best room in the house was devoted to the old lady, who never afterward did a lick of work.
     Moral – This is not a true story.  It is a fable.  –Cincinoatti [sic] Times.  + 

natl filler? [or Tot-Coquille?] govt politic paper-attitude character lifestyle election judge Srh- Srh-dock Srh-lifesaving condit misc-word (several) saying?  
Np22 CCH January 13, 1885 
                                               Civil Service Reform.
     Great stress is being laid on the fact that the newly elected president id a civil service reformer, and that he will pursue a course in accordance with that doctrine;  hence there will be no removals without just  removals.  So far, so good; but we may ask in consideration of the present aspect of political affairs, what constitutes a just cause?  If we are approaching that period when public servants will be retained in office irregardless of party affiliations, then, [sic] the good citizens of all parties – the element that stands in support of permanent progress, will have cause to rejoice in the dawn of a brighter and purer era in politics.  The day of the political, [sic] office seeker will be no more, and the servants of the government, [sic] who retain their positions by virtue of merit, will add to the stability of the administration the invaluable qualifications of large experience.  It would be better for us all if civil service reform could be realized, instead of being the snare that we now behold.  There are many branches of the service in which the retaining of men for life, or during good behavior, would be a decided improvement, notably, judges, pilots, postmasters, light house keepers, and the crews of life-saving stations.  The greater the experience of such men, the more imperative it becomes to retain them, and they should not be removed without good cause. 
     There is nothing in our history, so highly, so glaringly contemptible as a partisan judge.  We possess them in every grade, from the highest to the lowest, where they have been bought and sold like hogs.  No other simile could be more appropriate to their condition; as the hog is the most fitting emblem of their voracious and disgusting complaint.  The remedy that will obliterate this obnoxious ulcer, cannot be applied too soon.  Then, we may obtain impartial decisions; then justice will have an opportunity to triumph over the beggarly food of politics; then the intelligent world will accord us that position of enlightenment, that virtuous regard for human rights which we claim now, but which we do not possess. 
     The installation of new pilots which takes place with a change in state administration is another crying evil.  The efficacy of pilots depends upon their experience, and the only reform necessary, is to retain competent ones during life.   We have witnessed the folly of removing experienced men in San Francisco, after an election, and substituting the rif-raf [sic] of the wharves, men who could pull a boat and act as bouncers and obstructionists at the polls, but, who possessed no qualification or experience as pilots, beyond that obtained in ferrying passengers to and from the vessels in the harbor in a small boat.
     Civil service reform in the position above stated, would be an enduring monument of our progress, and add to the welfare and security of our people.  In obtaining the beneficial legislation needed to that end, we may be disappointed, at an early date, but, if we ever hope to obtain relief from the burdens that are now imposed upon us by the frequent changes of judges and others, we must agitate the question of appointing the incumbents for life, or during good behavior.  When the office-holders are placed in that position one great evil which affects our elections will have been removed – the assessment [sic] for electioneering purpose.  An office-holder will cast his vote, then, without fear or favor, and he will be forever relieved from the abominable practice of contributing from his hard-earned salary to further the election of any person.  +  [M. note:  is this natl filler?  or by editor of Herald?]

natl filler? Paper paper-attitude politic govt condit OT-NewOrleans Locale-SouthAmerica OT-Nicaragua Locale-CentralAmerica Locale-NorthAmerica enterprise? Srh-canal law? War? Prices [?] misc-word(several) saying?
 Np23 CCH January 13, 1885 
     The old ghost of the fillibuster has not yet vanished, as may be seen from the following clipped from  newspaper in New Orleans.
    The Picayune [newspaper], in a double-leaded [sic] leader, speaking of American policy and the Nicarauguan [sic] treaty, says:  "The country is ripe for an entirely new departure – worthy of our great nation and one that will stamp itself upon the whole history of North America.  We must adopt a policy of requisition and territorial aggrandizement to the southward.  It need not be accomplished by armed invasion or inaugurated in blood.  The Nicaraguan [sic] treaty is the entering wedge.  Let us drive home, and by investing $100,000,000 in a ship canal there, secure the country.  American enterprise will soon annex the whole of Central America from that base line.  Sectional discord is happily ceased, and the south is primarily and deeply interested in turning the tendency of enterprise and the march of empire southward, and her statesmen, by at once championing a bold and brilliant policy in that direction, will open up a new era for the entire country, and map out a safe and short road to prosperity and continued national growth.  The issue is tranquility at home, will  "add to the glory of  our great republic." [sic ]
     The extent of territory under the flag of  the United States is amply sufficient for all purposes.  To extend it further is but to weaken it.  No doubt, [sic] the Anglo Saxon race [sic] will, finally, [sic] rule over this continent, but there is nothing to warrant the most fertile imagination in claiming that it will do so in a consolidated form under one government and one flag.  The further we extend our domain, the more vulnerable points we offer to both the foreign as well as the domestic enemy.  To say that a powerful and bloody war was carried on for the purpose of dividing the present territory, and that we may govern the whole or a great part of this continent without frequent disturbances of a similar nature, is to surpass all bounds of reason -- all the dreams of the ideal Utopia.  The race may flourish, and the republics may prosper, and achieve greater perfection, but this continent though destined to being subject to the dominion of that race, will never remain as a happy family congregated in one house, with one governing head.  The enormous extent of territory precludes the possibility of the scheme, and foreshadows its futility and impractibility [sic].  +

Srh-ocean? Srh-river Srh-YaquinaBay Srh-CoosBay Srh-IsthmusSlough Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-dock Srh-tidewater health-death fish-oyster enterprise? [?] Locale-YaquinaBay Locale-BayCity Locale-IsthmusSlough Locale-SouthSlough Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-RockyPoint Tot-Empire(near) ethnic-origin misc-word(several) misc name-Starkey? name-Noble paper-attitude 
Np24  CCH January 13, 1885 
                                                     Deep currents. [sic]
     Thirty years’ experience, a number of which ha e [sic; = have] been passed on rapid rivers, warrant us [sic] in saying that the currents at the bottom are less rapid than those on the top.  Three years which we passed at Yaquina bay, in the oyster business, but went to further prove this fact.
     We can take a pair of oyster tongs, sixteen feet long, place them on the bottom and work them up stream against a strong ebb tide.  The finding of drownded persons [sic] in streams affected by ocean tides, near the spot where they have been found, is another proof.  We could cite a number of cases to prove this, and that the index of the tide has more effect on the bottom, during the first hour of the flood tide than it has during the ebb.  Bill Noble, who was drowned, or killed and thrown overboard at the end of the Bay City wharf, on the Isthmus slough, Coos bay, and where there is a swift ebb, came up a few hundred yards above the spot where the end of the wharf stands.  Edwin Sadlier [sic], drownded [sic] in South slough, in a very rapid current at ebb tide, was carried slowly along the bottom until the prevailing force of the deep influx took his body, and it was found on the opposite side, and above Empire City about one mile.
     In a recent case on this river the some [sic] features were observed, the body being found close to the spot where it entered the water.  The body of a drowned person stands upright where there is water deep enough to keep it in that position.  Nine Italians were drowned at the end of a reef at [illegible; M 2008. looks like Pauban; might be Panama], by the capsizing of a boat.  There is 22 feet rise and fall of the tide at that place, consequently it runs swift.  In watching the spot until the tide fell, we found them all together, standing on their feet, and they were pulled up by the hair of their heads.  Now, if a body would be flat, and taking into account superabundant pressure of water to keep it down, it becomes evident that it would not move at all.  We cite these cases to show that the tide which has but slight effect on a body standing upright on the bottom, can have no effect on the rock.  The "tidewater" critics always miss the mark, and give us repeated proof of their incompetence to deal with the subject.  If they had stated that the heavy sea caused by the southwest gales, and which beat with great force on Rocky Point, had a bad effect on the work, there would be some reason in their complaint, but, as the case now stands, all the effect that the tide has on Coos bay, is to cut the sand spit and demoralize the critics.  +  [M. note: " 30 years' experience" points to this being written by Starkey.]

Natl filler? Govt prices [monument] war character? Patriotism paper-attitude people-attitude name-Lafayette name-Washington name-Cornwallis Srh-ship friend OT-YorktownVA
locale-U. S.  
Np24 CCH January 13, 1885 
     A contemporary in spending of the appropriation by the senate of the United States, of  $50,000 for erection of a monument to the French patriot, the Marquis De Lafayette, says:  The surrender of Cornwallis and his army, to General Washington, which took place at Yorktown, Virginia, virtually ended the Revolutionary war.  The centenial [sic] of the surrender was celebrated on the 19th of October 1881,  The continental forces amounted to 16,000 men, of whom 7000 were French.  Lafayette was there with a fleet of vessels and rendered invaluable service in bringing about the surrender. 
     Instead of being a soldier, this would imply that Lafayette was a naval officer.  The truth is that he had nothing to do with the management of the management of the French fleet, further than the effect of a voice in general council as to the best position of that fleet as an auxilary [sic] to the land forces.  Lafayette was a General in the Revolutionary war, and a fast friend of the colonies.  His memory is well deserving of the American people, and the monument to his fame will be an appropriate tribute.  +

Climate paper-attitude history?  Np24 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Old Oregonians predict that the present winter will be like that of 1862, when it set in early and lasted until the middle of March.  If that theory should prove to be the correct one, we will have an abundance of rain and but little frost in this section.  +

politic state law county paper-attitude natl? filler? Misc-word  
Np25 CCH January 13, 1885 
                                          Work for the Legislature.
     The next legislature will have several bills of great interest to the people, before it.  One is the substitution of precinct assessors instead of the present method of assessment by the county assessor.  Another, is to provide for county district attorneys.  This bill passed the lower house at the last session of the legislature, but failed in the senate.  The next is the mortgage tax law.  It appears that the burden of this law is distributed unequally.  The papers of this district are much exercised over the matter, but there is nothing lucid in their arguments more particularly is this the case where the papers are edited by lawyers [sic].  It brings to the mind, the old story about a father’s advice to his son, on entering the legal profession.  After expatiating on the majesty of the law and the grandeur of justice, the son asked him this question.  "But suppose that I have neither law or justice on my side, what then?"  "Talk all ‘round it, my son, talk all ‘round it."  If a person had money on property, from parties within the State, the indebtedness is deducted; but, [sic] if the money be borrowed from parties residing outside of the State, the property is assessed at its full value.  We are not lawyers, consequently unable to give a legal opinion on this matter, but a common sense view of the case impels us to the opinion that, [sic] the State has no right to dictate to its citizens where they shall borrow money.  Nor has it any right to discriminate – casting burdens on one portion of its citizen [sic] and exempting another.  If the outsider invests money in land, the land is taxed.  If he invests it in mortgages, it should be taxed, also.  No discrimination should be permitted with reference to the debtors.  Impartiality ought to be the rule, and if one debtor is exempted for the amount of the indebtedness, all should be exempt.  Exparte [sic] laws are an evil, and they should be repealed or amended in such manner as would serve to make them equitable.  +

Paper paper-attitude paper-rivalry name-Starkey? Tot-Coquille-indir? Srh-ocean Srh- condit lifestyle farm-indir food? misc-word interest?  
Np25 CCH January 13, 1885 
                                               A Misguided Youth.
     Mr. Editor:  If you have been a seaman in former years, you might favor me with a few words of advice, as I intend to go into that business.  A re the seamen fed well and are they allowed every facility, fire, etc. to dry their clothes when wet?  Answer and oblige.  –A farmer boy.
     Our correspondent is greener than a cucumber.  Do not go to sea, my boy, if you expect good feed and a place to dry your clothes.  If you do, you will be disagreeably disappointed.  When a sailor’s clothes are all wet, he has to pull them off and get them on again, wet or not, he has to wait for fair weather to dry them.  Coasters [sic] receive fair food; but deep sea ships, [sic] owing to the efforts to sail them cheaply, supply poor food for the seamen.  Again, the length of the voyage must be taken into consideration, precluding the possibility of keeping fresh meat or vegetables.   Our advice is that you abandon the idea.  Seamen are numerous, and they arrive in this country from Europe, by thousands, [sic] annually.  A further request is made, asking if the ship is steered by the barnacle? [sic]  No.  When the wind is fair the ship is steered by the compass which is placed in a box called the binnacle.  In contrary winds the ship is steered by the sails, as close to the wind as she will lie.  The barnacles grow on the bottom of the vessel, and on the backs of the sailors, which causes them to be so rough.  [M. note:  Is this a reference to the mistreatment of sailors?]  Come and see us and we will show you ours.  Stick to the farm, where you now are, and you may take our word for it that, plowing the land is better than plowing the ocean, and it affords a more secure position for the feet.  Stay with it and subscribe for the Coos bay papers, in which, occasionally, you will observe one of the editors engaged in a soothing effort to scrape us down the back, for the purpose of removing the barnacles – tickling the cuticles and causing us to kick with convulsive gratification.  +

Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-ship-Arcata Locale-CoosBay 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     The Arcata arrived at Coos bay Thursday.  +

Tot-Coquille item-tobacco business bldg ad 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
For fine cigars and tobacco go to Charley Elliott’s.  +

Tot-Coquille Tot-Randolph commute  Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mr. Harry Dalmas, of Randolph, spent Sunday in this place.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg food ad  Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Charley Elliott keeps chestnuts, and in fact all kinds of nuts.  +

Tot-MyrtlePoint Tot-Coquille Locale-CoosBay commute 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mr. James A [sic; no period] Matheny, of Myrtle Point, arrived here from the bay Friday.  +

Tot-Parkersburg-indir Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-tug mill-Parkersburg mill-CoquilleMill&Tug name-Cook 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mr. I. Cook, of the Coquille Mill and Tug company, was in town on Tuesday.  +

Tot-Coquille(near) Locale-CunninghamCreek house 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mr. Paxson has built a splendid dwelling on his place on Cunningham creek.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg food ad  Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Charley Elliott has received a lot of canned honey and he offers at very low figures.  +

Enterprise-sodaworks food b-act Locale-CoosBay Tot-Coquille superlative commute 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mr. Henry Huden, of Coos bay, was in town Tuesday.  Henry is still making the best of soda water.  +

Tot-Empire Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-ship-Al-ki Srh-dock machine mill-Empire mill- 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     The wharf at Empire is covered with machinery for the new mill, which arrived by the steamer Al-Ki last week.  +

Tot-Coquille(near) Locale-CunninghamCreek pursuit-hunting animal-bear 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Lewis Simmons killed a bear on Cunningham creek yesterday.   It is the second one he has killed since Christmas.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg food superlative ad 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Charley Elliot at the Star restaurant, has the finest assortment of candy and chewing gum ever brought to the river.  +

Locale-NorthFork enterprise- superlative Tot-Coquille commute item- name-Lee 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mr. J. B. Lee of North fork [sic], was in town Friday.  He is still making saddles and is said to be a first-class [sic] hand at the subject.  +

Health-provider health-treatment item-toy item-personal business bldg ad 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     For a new and fresh assortment of drugs and medicines, call at Nosler’s drugstore.  He also has a splendid assortment of toy [sic] and toilet articles.  +

Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint organiz event drama prices misc-word 
Np26 CCH January 13, 1885 
     The Thespians, owing to the inclemency of the weather, did not have a very large house at Myrtle Point.  They only cleared $5. [sic] over expenses so we are informed.  +

Tot-Empire Locale-CoosBay health-death character friend Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mrs. F. Winchester died at her house in Empire City on the 5th.    She was well and favorably known on the bay, and leaves a host of friends to deeply mourn her death.  +

Tot-Coquille dance music event govt natl  Np27 CCH January 13, 1885
Great preparations are being made for the Inauguration ball which will be given here on the 4th of March.  Everything will be done to make the affair pleasant for all who attend.  +  [M. note: celebrating the inauguration of President Cleveland.]

Tot-Bandon(near) health-death [?] Srh-CaptGruggel? Name-Fahy 
Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mrs. O. Gruggel, nee Miss [illegible; Ena? Edna? or Ema?] Fahy, died at her home near Bandon a week ago yesterday.  Her husband, Capt. Oscar Gruggel, is entitled to the greatest sympathy in his bereavement.  His misfortunes of late have been very great.  +

Locale-CunninghamCreek land timber agric flowers paper-attitude? Misc-word  
Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     The bottom lands on Cunningham creek, even in the heavy timber, are getting thickly set with "fox-gloves", a noxious weed that has been given a place in the flower garden, and which is destined to cause an immense amount of trouble.  +

Paper-attitude? School Tot-Coquille misc-word name-Miller  
Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Our apologies are due Mr. M. C. [sic] Miller, in that we forgot to announce that his school would open yesterday.  The school opened all all the same [sic], under favorable auspices, and the prospects are favorable for an interesting and profitable term.  +

Tot-Coquille organiz bldg name-Buck name-Perry name-Langlois  
Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     The following officers were installed in Mamie Rebekah [sic] Degree lodge No. 20, I. O, O. F., on Jan. 7, ’85, by D, D. G. M., J. A. Waller:
     Mrs. L. E. Buck [sic], N. G.;  Mrs. Mary Cartwright, V. G.;  V. N. Perry, R. S.;  T. B. Willard, T.; Jas. Cartwright, W.;  H. J. Collier, Con.;  L. E. Lathrop, I. G.;  S. P. C. Johnson, O. G.;  Mrs. F. M. Steward, R. S. N. G.;  Miss Emma Clemens, L. S. M. G.;  Miss Mary Langlois, R. S. V. G.;  Mrs. L. Shelton, L. S. V. G.  +

Locale- commute Tot-Coquille  Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mr. Henry Schroeder was in town yesterday.  +

Tot-Coquille? health-sickness  Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mr. William Gallier, who has been sick, [sic] for some time, is now convalescing.  +

Tot-Coquille mill-Coquille mill-Hermann’s moving OT-Portland job name-True  Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     C. S. True, late engineer at Hermann’s mill, has left town and goes to Portland.  +

Misc Tot-Broadbent OT-BaltimoreMD name-Hermann-indir 
Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Yesterday was the 155th  anniversary of the naming of Baltimore, Maryland.  +  [M. note:  Significant because the Hermanns and others -- called the Baltimore Colony because they immigrated from Baltimore -- settled near Broadbent, OR.]

Locale-CoquilleRiver travel moving?  Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mr. W. P. Shelly [sic] has left the river.  He stated that his destination was uncertain.  +

Church speech Tot-Coquille  Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Rev. S. B. Hollenbeak preached in the church in this town, last Sunday evening.  +

School Tot-Coquille name-Miller  Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     At the opening of M. C. Miller’s school, yesterday morning, 29 pupils were in attendance.  +

Climate health-death  Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
      Our latest exchanges [ie: other newspapers] gives [sic] numerous accounts of people freezing to death in the colder portions of this State.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg name-Olive misc-word(symbol) paper-attitude 
Np27 CCH January 13, 1884 
     Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Aiken assumed control of the Olive hotel, [sic] on Monday the 12th inst.  We wish them success.  +

Climate Tot-Coquille  Np27 CCH January 13, 1885 
     We have had considerable wind accompanied with intermittent showers of rain;  but as the wind has blown from a southerly direction, the atmosphere is warm.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg Tot-Norway paper paper-attitude misc-word 
Np28 CCH January 13, 1885 
   Mr. S. Mahaffey, of Norway, paid this office a visit yesterday, and subscribed for the Herald.  Mr, Mahaffey is an old typo [sic; ie, a type-setter], and his tribute to our paper is a gratifying indorsement [sic].  +

Condit lbr Tot-Coquille mill-Coquille mill-Hermann? Paper-attitude? People-attitude 
Np28 CCH January 13, 1885 
     The times are dull this winter, owing to the reduced price of lumber.  The closing of the mill in this place has had a bad effect.  Hopes are entertained for an improvement as the spring opens.  +

Tot-Bandon Tot-Coquille Locale-CoquilleRiver Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-CoosBay Srh-jetty govt-works paper  
Np28 CCH January 13, 1885
     We would like to have a few items from Bandon, occasionally, as to the progress of the jetty, or when the work will terminate.  In fact, any local items relating to incidents, [sic] on our rivers, etc., will be appreciated.  +

Tot-Coquille Locale- commute? Coal Lhc-resources paper-attitude misc-word  
Np28 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mr. Haskell was in town on Friday inst.  He says that the specimen of coal which he sent to Portland to be examined, was pronounced a superior quality as it did not clinker.  We have a theory in accord with this, that is that the further we go into the hills, the older the formation, and the more valuable the coal.  +

Tot-Parkersburg Tot-Coquille Tot-Bandon Locale-CoosBay Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-CoosBay Srh-CaptParker Srh-boat paper paper-rivalry paper-attitude OT-Roseburg-indir interest? name-Parker  
Np28 CCH January 13, 1885 
     The Plaindealer tells how Capt. Parker is going to build a steamer to run on Coos bay from Bandon to Coquille City.   If papers would give articles as they are in the papers from which they take them, or use more care in working them over, they would not upset the geography of the country.  For the benefit of the Plaindealer we will say, that such a steamer would have to make a voyage to sea, or climb a huge mountain to run to the points named.  +

War govt prices OT- Locale-Oregon  Np28 CCH January 13, 1885 
     A petition is being gotten up to get an increase in the pension of the survivors of the war of eighteen-hundred and twelve from $8 to $10.  [sic] 
     Following is a list of those receiving pensions in Oregon:  John Grimsby, Corvallis;  Stephen Carrol [sic], Mitchel [sic], Wasco county;  Solomon Cox, Eugene City, Lane county;  Jas. Laughlin, Ashland;  Wlliam Manger [or Mauger?], Hardman [sic], Umatilla county;  William Shaw, Salem;  Jacob Spores, Willamette Forks, Lane county;  James Waters, Looking Glass, Douglas county;  Peyton Wilkes, Greenville, Washington county;  Jas. Woody, Applegate, Jackson county;  David Carnes, Sodaville.  [M. 2008.  Linn County.]  +

govt name-Dolph timber land coal natl Locale-Cali Locale-Oregon Locale-Nevada Locale-Washington Locale-U. S.  Np28 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Senator Dolph has introduced a bill amending the act of June 3d, 1878, relating to a bill for the sale of timber lands in California, Oregon and Nevada, and the Territory of Washington.  Another bill introduced by Mr. Dolph provides for the amending of 2,347, [sic] revised statutes, relating to the sale of vacant coal lands belonging to the United States.  +

Paper paper-attitude Tot-Coaledo Srh-river Srh-BeaverSlough Srh-IsthmusSlough Srh-boat Locale-BeaverSlough Locale-IsthmusSlough RR-local RR-ITRR RR-spur misc-word  
Np28 CCH January 13, 1885 
     An exchange [M. note: item in another newspaper] gives us the startling intelligence that a steamer has been put on Beaver slough connecting with the Oregon Pacific railroad, thereby opening up many miles of fine country tributary to Coaledo.  +   [M. note:  "Startling," because it was misinformation.  There was never a viable Oregon Pacific line in Coos County.  Local readers would know that there was no other railway, in that time period, to "open up...miles".   At that date there were just two short tramways – one to haul coal from the Newport coal mine to nearby Coos Bay for transhipment by water, and about 1 ½ miles of track for the Isthmus Transit Railroad (ITRR), crossing the divide between watersheds to connect boat traffic from Isthmus Slough on the Coos Bay side to Beaver slough on the Coquille River side.]

Tot-Coquille church speech music event misc-word(symbol) name-Bunch name-Strang  
Np29 CCH January 13, 1885 
        What is truth?
        Thy word is truth.
        What does the bible teach?
     There will be a series of meetings held at the church house in this place;  [sic] beginning Monday the 29th inst., 1885, at 7 o’clock P. M., for the purpose of investigating to see what the bible teaches.  The evening will be spent in singing by the congregation, followed by a lecture or bible readings.  In case of lecture, at the close of the discourse, time will be given to any person to make remarks on the discussion.  Liberty will be granted anyone to ask questions on any of the subjects under consideration, by writing the questions down, and laying them on the desk, and they will be answered the following evening, or disposed of.  The lectures will be free.  All are cordially invited to attend.  Bring your bible, pencils and paper and take notes.  Ministers and people, all come and participate, and we shall have a profitable meeting.
                                                                   D. P. Strang.
                                                                   J. C. Bunch.
                                                Coquille City, Oregon, Jan. 10th 1885.  +

Paper  paper-attitude character? Lifestyle name-Manning Tot-Marshfield Tot-Gardiner Locale-Umpqua misc-word misc-word(symbol) name-Starkey? friend? Saying interest?   
Np29 CCH January 13, 1885 
                                                 Saved Once More.
     Our old acquaintance and co-laborer, John C. Manning, of Marshfield, seems to defy augury and to defy death, successfully, so far [sic].  Johnny is an obstinate subject – an ungovernable self-will leads him often into difficulties.  His last narrow escape from death, by drowning, related in the News of the 7th inst., is an apt illustration.  Having worked with him at Gardiner, Umpqua, and having shared in some of his numerous afflictions, we feel warranted in expressing the opinion that the outside envelope of his anatomy is adamant, and the inside, cast-iron [sic].  Our opinion is, that he never fell overboard accidentally, but that he became disgusted with his surroundings, and being in a state of obfustication, attempted to walk ashore.  This operation of walking on the water is insignificant when compared with some of Johnny’s visionary schemes.  To conclude, we are glad that he is still right side up, and that he may yet throw the romantic actions of Don Quixote completely in the shade.  +

Paper paper-atttitude paper-rivalry Tot-Marshfield-indir Tot-Coquille-indir name-Starkey? misc-word saying? interest? character
Np29 CCH January 13, 1885 
                                                    A Repartee.
     The Mail writes us down an ass [sic].  Do not go into spasms, old comrade, as there is not the least necessity for calling names; but, if you will force us into that position, loan us thine ears [sic], so that we can assume the character with an appropriate costume. We assert one thing and you assert another  We have our rights and you have yours; but, [sic] the ass will only apply to the person who objects, and who possesses no grounds upon which to substantiate his objections.  We have quit calling names.  A majority of our subscribers objected to the practice, therefore, we have become virtuously inclined, and see no virtue in running counter to their wishes, or in driving our heads against an animated and irrepressible blockhead.  +

Tot-Bandon war govt climate utility-indir OT-WashingtonDC 
Np30 CCH January 13, 1885 
                                         Signal Service, War Depart-
                                              ment  U. S. Army.
     The following is the meteorological record for "The Bandon Station" for the year 1884.  The observations, which are condensed here into monthly records, were taken at stated times daily, and forwarded to Major General Hazen, [sic] chief signal officer of the army, war department, [sic] Washington:
[M note:  The data is in columns; the month being the first column.  For the other 6 columns, the headings are printed vertically, some of them taking 2 lines.]
 Monthly mean     Rainfall    in     Frost days.        Rain days.      Hail days.      Snow days.
  Temperature.        Inches      
  Jan.        43.09       4.60                 14                      7                    0                   0
  Feb.       40.11       9.72                 13                      1                    4                   3
  Mar.       45.07       5.29                   3                     13                   2                   0
  Apr.        49.04       3.96                   1                     13                   0                   0
  May        52.69         .43                   0                       4                   0                   0
  June         55.17       1.25                  0                       6                    0                   0
  July          58.12       1.04                   0                      4                    0                   0
  Aug.        58.00          .04                   0                      1                    6                   0
  Sept.        54.37        5.12                  0                    12                    0                   0
  Oct.         50.07        3.12                  0                       9                    0                  0
  Nov.        50.12 [or 54?] 3.93           2                       7                   0                   0
  Dec.         43.68       13.05               10                    16                    1                  1
  Mean        50.05       52.12                44                  103                    7                  4
     The temperature of February was unusually low, being no less than 6.11 degrees below the average of the previous ten years.
     The rainfall in 1879 was 81.57 inches; in 1881, 73.22; in 1883, 48.45, and this year it was 52.12, owing to the very heavy rains in December.  Were it not for this the rainfall of 1884 would be the lowest recorded yet. 
                                                GEORGE BENNETT,
                                      Voluntary Observer Sig. Service.
                                                              War Department.  +

agric [?] natl filler?  Np31 CCH January 13, 1885 
      The old idea that the sap of trees descends into the roots in the fall, remaining there through the winter, is an error with no foundation whatever, says Mr. A. S. Fuller.  As the wood and leaves repine in the autumn the roots almost cease to imbibe crude sap, and for awhile [sic] the entire structure appears to part with moisture, and doubtless does so through the exaltation [sic] of the ripening leaves, buds and small twigs, but as warm weather again approaches and the temperature of the soil again increases, the roots again commence to absorb crude sap and force it upward, where it meets soluble organized matter, changing the color, taste and chemical properties. If this were not the case we could not account for the saccharine proportion of sap, as in the maple.  +

Mail prices Tot-MyrtlePoint  Np31 CCH January 13, 1885 
     The following statement comprises the amount of money orders and postal notes issued, and of orders received and paid at Myrtle Point P. O.  [sic].  Money orders issued from July 21st, to Dec. 31st, 1884.  +
          Number – 170, value $6833.64.
      Postal notes – 116,   "     $252.72.
  Orders rec’d & paid, 30,     1257.70.  +

Mail paper paper-attitude travel? Condit Tot-Coquille-indir OT-Portland OT-Astoria Locale-WT Locale-WA misc-word? saying?  
Np31 CCH January 13, 1885 
                                                 Post Office Integrity.
    We have investigated – inquired and probed into the matter during a period of five months, and the following is the result:   Our mail after reaching Portland, proceeds into Washington Territory and is distributed correctly;  but, that which is directed to the Astoria post office, seems to remain in the office at that place.  To come to short metre [sic], our subscribers in Astoria, individually and collectively, receive our paper about once in every six weeks during the period mentioned.  Somebody needs stirring up.  +

Paper mail condit transport RR-outside RR-haul OT-Portland? Locale-PugetSound Locale-WT Locale-WA condit? misc-word  
Np31 CCH January 13, 1885 
     Mail Matters.  –The mailing room of the Postoffice [sic] is crowded to suffocation, and the clerks will have all the work they can do in distributing it for some days to come.  Most of the letter mail has been sorted, but tons of paper mail remain.  Three hundred sacks sent out on the train for the Sound yesterday, and as much more will be sent to-day. –Daily Standard.  +  [M. note:  Newspaper, probably at Portland.]

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