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COQUILLE CITY HERALD         Coquille, OR.
[needs re-keywording]

Jan 8, 15; Feb 12, 19, 26; Mar 5, 19;   Apr  2, 8, 16, 23, 30;
May  14, 21, 28;  June 25, 1895

ID-line    keywords    abbr. of newspaper and editor's reference #    date

Jan 8

Condit politic home-seekers natl filler RR-natl RR-hopes RR-schemes  
RR-n1 CCH F Jan 8, 1895  
     Portland Sun.  100’s of settlers in Or will have to give up claims and
improvements constituting their homes consequence of not having legal or
equitable rights represented at Washington.  While rights and often illegal – or
at least inequitable – claims of RR co. carefully attended to by men like Mr.
Dolph.  How can a legislator who has such constituents vote for this railroad
attny for Senator?
     People find land and buy it.  Make improvements.  Then RR comes along
and says This is our land, get off.  Even though it’s not platted as RR land and
unknown as such.  When they appeal to Dept. of Interior, they are told since it
is on an odd section within a 20 mile limit, they will have to vacate the land
and lose improvement made.  nfq

Tot-BH coal name-Sharp condit  RR-n1 CCH F Jan 8, 1895  
Supt Sharp and remainder of force formerly employed in opening up B.H.
mine quit work last week.

Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Mill- lbr Tot-Coquille  RR-n1 CCH F Jan 8, 1895 
One of our mills shipped 500,000 ft lbr last month; another nearly 300,000 ft
in same time.

Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-ship-Parkersburg Srh-ship-Antelope
Srh-ship-LizziePrien Srh-ship-Joseph-and-Henry Locale-CoquilleRiver OT-SF  
RR-n1  CCH F Jan 8, 1895
 Schooners Parkersburg, Antelope, Lizzie Prien, and Joseph and Henry all fm
the Coq, harbored safely at S.f. on morning of 2nd.

racism-ethnic Tot-BH miners condit name-Graham  rr-n1 CCH F Jan 8, 1895  
     A number of Negro miners brought in by Mr. Graham to work in B.H. coal mines were on our streets last Sat begging.  Claimed to have been deceived as to opportunities to work, and at a price they could not live. They said they did not come to take the place of whites at reduced rates.  Some of womenfolk offered to work w/families, but we heard of no one getting employment.  Many of our own citizens contributed to their wants; this enabled them to proceed further on road and keep from becoming charges of county.  Until yesterday abt 18 of Negroes accepted work, but we learn that they too found occasion to quit and were able to get out.

Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-ship- Locale-CoosBay  
RR-n1 CCH F Jan 8, 1895  
C.B. News Number of steam vessels arr C.B. past yr 153; departures 156. 
Sailing vessels arr 84, departures 86.  Total 479.

Condit temperance-indir item-liquor organiz event? lifestyle saying  
RR-n1 CCH F Jan 8, 1895 
Complaint at hotel where people went for convention.  [not local].  Women
were charged more because management said "we can't afford to make as
cheap a rate to gathering of women as to the same number of men because
they do not patronize the bar."   Nat'l Rebekkah.

Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat-Dispatch Locale-CoquilleRiver climate  
RR-n1 CCH F Jan 8, 1895 
Dispatch made no trip to this place fm Bandon last Thur on account of
prevailing storm. 

Fruit-pest OT-  RR-n1 CCH F Jan 8, 1895 
Santa Ana, Cal. Jan 7.  Special govt. agent gave out info that problems w/apple
disease fm British Columbia to Cal is parasitic fungus.  Spray apples with
Bordeaux mixture: 10 lb lime, 6 lb copper sulfate, 45 gal. Water.  Use during
rainy season.

Crime  P-25 CCH Jan 8, 1895  Assault on a man near Roseburg.

Jan 15

Tot entertain disaster team courtship saying 
P-25 CCH random Jan 15, 1895  
     Dora Doings.  The New Year’s dance at I. T. Weekley’s was well attended,
and, we danced all night till broad daylight, and went home with the gale in
the morning – except Tommy Johnson.  He started to take Miss Tildy
Ingraham home, and while going down a grade near Mr. Hammerloff’s the
brake on his buggy failed to check its speed and his team took a dash, the
buggy tongue came down and Tommy rolled out, the buggy tongue broke and
away went the team with Miss Tildy.  She was soon thrown out and quite
badly hurt; we hope not seriously, however.  Be more careful next time,
Tommy. +



Feb 12

Item  Invention  RR-n1  CCH F  Feb 12, 1895 
Arago leather dressing.  A coos county invention.  Applying for patents; some
stores trying it.

Srh crop  name  RR-n1 CCH F Feb 12, 1895 
The Norway, naptha launch, made trip to GravelFord last week towing up
barge for Geo. Martin and Assessor Hanson, and brought down load of farm
products.  [red check mark]
Srh  racism-or-miners    (RR natl 1) CCH Feb 12, 1895. 
C.B. News.  Blanchard will call in at this port on way down fm Portland. 
Several miners for Beaver Hill having engaged passage on it.  Co tt owns 
Alice Blanchard negotiating for 15,000 ton stmr to run between S.F. and
Alaska, calling on C.B. and Astoria.  [red check mark?]  [cp]

racism BH  [haul 1] CCH G Feb 12, 1895. 
Another lot of Negroes on way fm Rsbg to work B.H. A few arrived Mon.
Informant learned 40-50 on the way. [cp]

conditions  climate [haul1]  CCH G Feb 12, 1895 
Drought in Nebraska.  People starving.

Srh  novelty-wood    mill  Haul-1  CCH G Feb 12, 1895
 Stmr Bandorille took 40,000 broomhandles for Portland fm Lyons mill.

Srh Tot-Riverton name  lbr? Or-novelty-wood  
[Haul 1]  CCH G Feb 12, 1895
  Mr. Price came up from Riverton.  Price Bros. shipped special order 12,000
white, or Port Orford, cedar for Stmr Bandorille.

Black sand mining  locale  Haul-1  CCH G Feb 12, 1895 
new machine intro at black sand mines Randolph; best results promised.  First
test was a guarantee of successful operation, not only in securing precious
metals but in handling large quantities of sand.

Graham  novelty-wood   [haul 1] CCH G Feb 12, 1895. 
R. A. Graham advertising by typewritten posters for 20,000 white cedar ties to
be delivered at certain points on line of RR in March or April.  [cp]

Racism  road  miner-conditions misc-word  [haul 1]  CCH G Feb 12, 1895.
 [handwritten written above date, says t 20, not sure if any bearing on ] 
Two or more Negroes who came to work B.H. left last Fri to Rosebg and on
Washington State to get job.  They will hoof it to Rsbg, thence to destination
as best they could.  [cp]

Racism  miner-condiitons  BH  misc-word   [haul 1] CCH G Feb 12, 1895. 
Tue morn.  8 more Negroes came thru town to work B.H. mines.  They had
walked fm Roseburg.  Hadn’t reached destination till they found Bro
contraband and white miners departing for greener fields.  [cp]

Politic  [haul 1] CCH G Feb 19, 1895   
[article commenting on] rise of Populist party.

Outside RR trust    condit  [Haul 1]  CCH G Feb 19, 1895 
Jan 30.  Mayor Sutro, S.F., in signed special to world dated to 29th, makes
gen'rl attack on Pac. RR, which he says have Cal. in relentless grip.

Tot-Libby  Srh  other coal  music  [haul 1] CCH G Feb 12, 1895.
 Feb. 12, Libby Items.  …Tue, today, Friday Arago arr for coal.    [cp] /
   Libby Band again engaged services Prof. Robertson, expert teacher in art of
sounding brass.  [cp]
Spreckels  Goodall  other coal  Srh  [haul 1]  CCH G Feb 12, 1895 
Capt Samuels, Spreckels Bros mgr and Capt Goodall, gentlemen engaged in
coal mining, came up on Arago today.  [cp]

Condit  Tot  prices   [haul] CCH G Feb 12, 1895.   
Wages of miners and other employees at Libby reduced 25%, but board not
been reduced.  Those who do business in adjacent towns pay high rent and are
taxed for fresh water.  Here, rent of house is nominal, abt $4.00 per month, w/
water free and coal cheap. But competition much needed here in matter of
feeding people who  labor.  [doesn't say cp]

racism  Srh  [haul 1]  CCH G Feb 12, 1895. 
Marshfield Sun.  One of colored miners worked his passage to S.F. on Arago. 

Tot-Randolph  other mining   haul-1  CCH G Feb 12,  1895  
Bandon Recorder.  Company of miners at Randolph mine much elated over
success of new gold saving machine tested over past 2 wks. Have ordered
shafts for purpose of erecting 2 more machines.

Srh  Mill  Haul-1  CCH G Feb 12, 1895
Schooner Long arr Lyons mill.  Schooner Joseph and Henry at mouth for
Morras mill.  Schooner Antelope left  S.F. last Sat. [M. but I thought another
place all referred to as stmrs.]

Name  mill  Srh?  Haul-1  CCH G Feb 12, 1895. 
J. Golden, prominent shipping agent S.F., visited Morras mill to investigate
trade prospects w/tt firm coming season.  Returns to city with confidence
based on investigation tt Morras Bros able to manage business and comply

County Gage P-25  CCH random Feb 12, 1895.
.  Co court. W W Gage, boarding Peter Peterson, prisoner, 7 15 etc.

Crime mail  P-25  CCH Feb 12, 1895 
Robbery of  Coq-M’field mailman. [a man named Brisbin.  [See also CCH
Feb 26, 1895].

Feb 19

Srh  Tot-MP  CBR-haul     RR phy6-10  CCH H  Feb 19, 1895
Little bay stmr Cumtux  brought over on train today and delivered to Wall and
Son. M. P.

Allied   Spreckels  RR  Graham  novelty-wood  misc-word-premonishes 
RR phy 6-10  CCH H Feb 19, 1895
Captn T.S. Samuels of J.D. Spreckels Bros S.F., is inspecting their interests
here.  Herald hopes he may be convinced of the necessity of a change in local
managers to one who is a citizen of this country and in sympathy w/good
citizenship.  [cp] /
     R.R. Co has been distributing poles along its line this week and will put up
its own telegraph line.  [cp]   /
Rsb Review man took conniption last week over mgr Graham’s call for
20,000 RR ties and concludes the trains will reach that place if not sooner, as
that surely premonishes extension and completion.  But 20,000 rr ties would
hardly reach that distance, while it is said Mr. Graham will ship them
elsewhere.  [cp]

Hermann   P-25  CCH Feb 19, 1895      Binger Hermann, b.  (2)

 Tot other-coal  Srh  crime  county saying  P-25 CCH Feb 19, 1895 
Libby Items.  Today, Friday, steamer Arago arrived for coal. Mr. John
Manning, after a protracted tour in California, has returned, accompanied by
our respected sheriff, and he will occupy, during his sojourn among us, his old
apartments in the Hotel de Gage.  [Later information as to the effect that Mr.
Manning did not arrive.]  [brackets are sic. M.]

Tot music  Allied  P-25  CCH Feb 19, 1895     Prof. Robertson, Libby band.     

Name  courthouse-indir school Tot  P-25 CCH Feb 19, 1895 
Charles Burggraf, architect,  did plans for Bandon school.

Feb 26

Allied    Racism  Tot  RR phy 6-10   CCH H Feb 26, 1895.
[all fm] C.B. News.  10 small coal cars sent fm car shop at depot to B.H. mine
last wk.  [cp]  /
    Petition for a saloon at Beaver Hill, or Coaledo, has been passed around and
received numerous signatures.   [cp]  /
4 more negros came in on yesterday’s train for B.H. mines.  [cp]    /
    RR co did filling on grade near depot.   [cp]

Srh  animal  fish  RR phy 6-10  CCH H Feb 26, 1895 
Employees at jetty enjoyed novel sight of fight between sea lion and shark. 
Sea lion came out ahead and dead shark drifted ashore.

Srh  excursion  RR phy 6-10  CCH H Feb 26, 1895
New scow, old stmr Restless, came into use lst [M.  last?, or first?] for
transporting part of the excursion to Bandon.  Conveniently arranged for tt

Mill  lbr  Srh  locale    RR phy 6-10  CCH H Feb 26, 1895
Mill at Parkersburg will start up tomorrow and turn out 2 or 3 schooner-loads
of lbr.

Mill  lbr  Srh  RR phy 6-10  CCH H Feb 26, 1895
Tug brought up schooner Antelope Sun forenoon and took down Ralph J
Long, loaded w/150,000 ft at Lyons mill for S. F.   /    schooner Joseph and
Henry reached Morras mill last Thur.  Towed up by Triumph.

Srh   RR phy 6-10  CCH H  Feb 26, 1895
Stmr Alice Blanchard; chg Masters.  Capt R. J. Dunham.  Capt James McGee?
Transferred to Stmr Weott.

Empire jail  crime  county  names  sup1-8 CCH Feb 26 1895
Connor Canning went up to Myrtle Point yesterday for Slugger C. White, who
escaped from jail at Empire last Thursday about 1 o[clock and was held up in
Camas Valley and turned over to Deputy Sheriff Giles of Myrtle Point. While
the guard at the jail was at dinner, White tore out a window and its fastenings
and succeeded in getting away. But he seems to be doomed to be present at
trial and for his crime of theft. +

Name  Sup1-8  CCH Feb 26, 1895    L S Coon

Crime Gage paper  Srh P-25 CCH Feb 26, 1895
Sheriff Gage returned on steamer Arago from San Francisco last Friday, with
the escaped prisoner, Johnnie Manning, in charge.  That’s for skipping
without settling up for the HERALD.  +

RR-hopes  beach health  RE?  Condit?  Interest? 
P-25  CCH random Feb 26, 1895
     Mr. And Mrs. Ryons, together with two of their children, who arrived at
Bandon beach some months since, left last Wednesday, 20th inst., through this
place and via the bay, whence they would take the steamer Arago for San
Francisco and thence by rail to their old home at Lincoln, Nebraska.  When
they came to this section they came to Roseburg by rail, thence by wagon to
Myrtle Point.  They got such a jolting, and were so dispirited, distressed and
jaded that they vowed they would never travel that route again until the
railway between  these places was completed and in operation.  They came to
our beach by their doctor’s orders, for the benefit of their health, as during
previous winters it was a question whether they would get through them alive. 
Mrs. Ryons suffered from utter prostration and exhaustion, and Mr. R. from a
protracted and severe attack of asthma, and the two young people from
weakness and want of appetite, etc.  In a few days Mr. Ryons ceased to cough
and his asthma became invisible.  Mrs. Ryons, long before she left, used to
say that she was as well as ever she was in her life, and felt as young, vigorous
and strong as she had when she was first married, while as for the children the
son increased 26 lbs. In weight and the daughter 19.  They will probably make
our beach their winter residence for the future, where Mr. Ryons has already
purchased considerable property.  He has a frontage on the ocean, upon which
he has expended a good round sum of money in improvements.  Mr. R. is…in
real estate, and thinks there is a good prospect for property in southern Coos
county, and that when the railroad is completed to Roseburg, property in some
of our most favored localities will command very good prices.  +     [M. note,
says this is also in RR hopes: but doesn’t say what label is.]


Mar 5

Allied Srh  fish racism   RR phy 6-10  CCH H March 5, 1895.
C.B. News. Robertson and Baines will build several log rafts on Columbia
this summer.  Reported General Siglin (schnr) being fitted out in the city for
codfishing. Blanchard brought in some women to join their relatives at B.H. 
Negroes.    [cp]

Misc-Cosmic  RR phy 6-10  CCH H March 5, 1895 
Total eclipse of moon takes place Sun next Mar. 10. Visible here.  Begins abt
sunset in eve.  Middle of eclipse 8:00.

Srh   RR phy 6-10  CCH H Mar 5, 1895
Stmr Bandorille got out of R. last Sat w/good load.  May be looked for in
return early next wk.

allied  law county seat issue 1clip-1 CCH I Mar 5, 1895. 
We shall certainly have vote on county seat question.  Bill, #237, having
passed and been signed by governor, in which case the spot on the Coquille
for locating the new steel cages will be decided on.   [cp]
   [another item] New law fm Salem legislature; providing for  relocation of
county seat Coos Co.  [cp]

County seat  Sup1-8 CCH March 5, 1895
We shall certainly have a vote on the county seat question, the bill (No. 237)
having passed and been signed by the governor, in which case the spot on the
Coquille for locating the new “steel cages" will be decided on.  +

Gage  Srh  crime paper-attitude  Sup1-8  CCH Mar 5, 1895 
Sheriff Gage returned on the Arago, Friday, with his prisoner, Johnny
Manning. This will keep the hotel bill and contingent expenses up to the
regular figure. +  [cp]

Animal  dairy  disaster  travel  interest   Sup1-8  CCH Mar 5, 1895  
Mr. Sanford's team took a mad race to itself  yesterday morning, distributing
cans of milk, empty cans, measures and several rolls of butter at various
points on the road home. They reached home in quick time, but the damages
to the wagon was exceedingly light, two spokes broken and the seat shattered
some. The team seems to have bean frightened by a kite.   +

Names P-31 CCH Mar 5, 1895  
[handwritten entry ].  Letter to T R Willard fm J H Waddell.  [front page of

BH racism  P-31 CCH Mar 5, 1895
Negroes at BH.  [do I already have?]  70 miners, employed night and day. [cp]

County Gage Srh  crime  P-31 CCH  Mar. 5, 1895  
Sheriff Gage returned on the Arago Friday, with his prisoner, Johnny
Manning. This wil1 keep the hotel bill and contingent expenses up to the
regular figure.  +  [under Libby items.]  [cp]

 County seat issue  P-31 CCH Mar 5, 1895 
we shall have vote on county seat question nq   [cp]

Team dairy-indir transport  P-31 CCH Mar 5, 1895 
Mr. Sanford's team took a mad race to itself, distributing milk nq  [more]

Paper-indir   P-31 CCH Mar 5, 1895  [M note. many good items these papers
which I didn't copy.]

Mar 19

paper   politic 1clip-1 CCH I Mar 19, 1895.
Marshfield Sun has changed hands and we suppose it has shed its political
coat.  E.G. Flanagan greets public this wk and promises readers value for their
money.  We are not in to secrets of causes of change, nor fully apprised of its
political complexion in the future.  We hope we shall have helper in people’s

Other coal  Lhc  misc-word prospecting party  1clip-1 CCH I Mar 19, 1895.
 A prospecting party visited our co-operative company’s coal mine on the
Barrows and Stockman places last week to investigate for other parties, and
seemed to go away pleased.  He thinks there is not only best coal there but
inexhaustible in quantity.  Center of deposit in this field.  If the company will
dispose of their interest and the investors from abroad, should be qualified and
capable, w/sufficiency of capital to operate mine in liberal manner.  We shall
yet hope this industry will be devel here to important degree.  [M. copied as in
news notes.] 

blacksand mining 1clip-1  CCH I Mar 19, 1895. 
[Article abt] black sand miners, success.  New machine not only screened out
gold, but they also found amalgam used by old miners for 40 yrs.  Can
eliminate the steel filings, of which greater portion black sands composed, and
which most miners say is more valuable and will pay better than gold itself.

Allied  County seat issue  law  1clip-1  CCH Mar 19, 1895 
new law fm Salem legislature; fo relocation of county seat Coos Co.  [cp]

poetry  Sup1-8  CCH Mar 19, 1895  local poetry.

Papers  Sup1-8   CCH Mar 19, 1895  [several what  editors say abt each other]
[also in Apr 9]  

Other coal  name Sup1-8  CCH Mar 19, 1895    Dale, coal.

Paper politic saying?  P-31 CCH Mar 19, 1895 
The Marshfield Sun has changed hands, and we suppose has shed its political
coat. E.G. Flanagan greets the public this week and promises readers "value
received for their money", etc.  We are not into the secrets of the cause of the
change, nor fully apprized of its political complexion in the future. We hope
we shall have a helper in the people's cause. +

RR-people BH surr  vital stat  P-31 CCH Mar 19, 1895
wedding of RR conductor Ed Raymond, and Miss Lilly Dunham at Coaledo
nq [more].  [cp]

logging name P-31 CCH Mar 19, 1895 
b. John Yoakam's logging camp above town.   

BH  name  pursuit  P-31  CCH Mar 19, 1895
[mentions baseball nine, Fred Von Pegert of BH.  M. I don't believe I have
this.   [cp]

Tot-Coq other coal  P-31 CCH Mar 19, 1895    Stockman coal mine. 

Poetry  P-31 CCH Mar 19, 1895  also poetry.


April 2

book  other enterprise  1clip-1 CCH I Apr 2, 1895.
[ Long article fm] Herbert Myrick’s “How to Cooperate,” on how to form a
cooperative instead of other type of business.

Srh  Harbor improvements 1clip-1 CCH I Apr 2, 1895. 
Hopes of  navy building dredge to improve upper harbor C.B.   [cp]

Hermann     crop  1clip-1 CCH I Apr 2, 1895. 
Editorial:  Congressman Hermann could serve his section to unusual
advantage if he would demand that Oregon’s status, and esp Coos Co’s, on the
sugar beet industry should be restored to its proper place in agricultural dept.
in Wash, and in its reports.  They know the excellence of our beets and the
unusual advantages afforded to mfg beet sugar in this section.  [cp]

Paper    politic 1clip-1 Apr 2, 1895. 
[Article proclaiming tt] now tt Marshfield Sun has set [been sold to new
mgment] Herald is only free and independent paper in Coos Co.

condit  land-seekers  Coq Valley  misc-saying
1clip-1 CCH I Apr 2, 1895.
The Coq Valley, and Coos and Curry counties will be vastly benefited by
present class of newcomers finding way here, despite misrepresentations of
interested outsiders and disgruntled insiders.  [cp]

allied  Srh   river 1clip-1 CCH I Apr 2, 1895.
Marshfield Sun.  We hear steamboat talked of for Coq. S.F. trade.  Capable
parties are taking up enterprise, and should they put stmr on tt route, would be
bonanza for Coq people.  [red check mark in margin]  [cp]

BH entertain  racism?  Prices  1clip-1 CCH I Apr 2, 1895.
Home Talent Colored Jubilee Singers, minstrel troupe of some of the B.H.
miners, will give an entertainment at Masonic Hall in this city next Sat.  Have
good program prepared and will furnish evening of fun.  Admission 15 and 25
c.  Reserve seats 50 c.  Lg posters out soon.  [cp]

allied  Srh  mill name 1clip-1 CCH I Apr 2, 1895.
Schooner Amethyst towed up to Morras Bros mill by Triumph.  [red check
mark in margin]  [cp?] 

allied Srh  disaster climate  1clip-1  CCH I Apr 2, 1895
Stmr Bandorille met w/light accident as departed fm our wharf last Thur aft,
having had main mast and smokestack damaged by fallen tree which extended
out over water and swept her deck.  A heavy wind prevailed fm S. at time, and
boat had not yet gained the channel, is said to be cause.  [red check mark in
margin.]  [cp]

BH health 1clip-1 CCH I Apr 2, 1895. 
Dr. Cross, physician in charge B.H. mine hospital.  [cp]

paper  politic?  Misc-saying  1clip-2  CCH J Apr 2, 1895.
Bulletin, our new contemporary, est. in our midst on subsidy and under bonds
to be as “oil cast on the troubled waters,” didn’t last well, but lasted quick, as
Bro. Harrington puts it, and has passed into new hands.  Anderson, Lamb, and
Benny Lawrence(?) are purchasers, and we are not yet informed of its policy,
whether partisan, or still astraddle.

Item  Tot  1clip-2  CCH J Apr 2, 1895.
Ad for Stevens and Schroeder Arago Leather Dressing.  Pat. Applied for.  For
sale by Kronenberg and Sons, Coq. City,  Huling and Lundy M.P., Lowe and
Co Bandon.

Allied  LR   Kanematz   silk  tree-plants  1clip-2  CCH J Apr 2, 1895.
C.W. Ashton of lower river, last week received 800 Russian mulberrry trees
thru Prof Kanematz of our silk station, fm Bloomington, Ill.  Prof K. has
received another 1000.  They are seedling trees, but thrifty, and came by mail.   

April 9
BH  entertain  racism?  1Clip-2 CCH J April 9,1895
Colored Jubilee singers fm B.H. gave minstrel entertainment in this place last
Sat night.  Turnout good, while performance at least equal to av  traveling
troupe.  Songs pleasing and plantation scenes, dances, plays, jokes, and antics
showed talent and were entertaining.  The quartet composed of W. Adams, L.
White, R. Clint, and W. Griffin was very good and gave character songs in
good style.  The troupe is home talent and will visit other portions of county.  
+   [cp]

photo  Kanematz  Tot-Coq  1clip-2  CCH J Apr 9, 1895.
 …Wilkins has taken a negative, 12 x 16 in., fm Prof. Kanematz’ new city
map.  Can furnish handsome and useful prints of the official map w/additions,
streets, blocks, numbered lots, at  $1 each. Every citizen should have one. 

allied  crop Srh  lbr  other-coal  1clip-2  CCH J Apr. 9, 1895. 
Marshfield Sun.  2300 sacks potatos shipped S.F. on stmr Homer.  [red check
mark in margin.]  [cp]  /  Homer sailed w/550 ton coal, 75 m. ft lbr, 2300
sacks potatos.   [cp] 

Srh  mill  name 1clip-2  CCH J Apr 9, 1895
Tug Triumph brought up schooner Ralph J. Long to Lyons mill and towed
schooner Amethyst down fm Morras.  [red check mark in margin.]  [cp]

Novelty-Brick  Tot  Srh  1clip-2 CCH J Apr 9, 1895.
Bandon.  Brickyard abt to be opened up at old race course in Bandon. It is said
to contain valuable clay for tt purpose and plenty of it.  Expected some brick
made there will be used in construction of lighthouse on opp side of river, as
well as bldgs in town.

Other-coal Libby  name 1clip-2 CCH J Apr 9, 1895.
H.C. Brainard and Frank Sifers have taken contract to bore for coal at Libby
w/diamond drill.  [cp]

Srh  misc-saying   1clip-2 CCH J Apr 9, 1895. 
Capt Cornwall has been on this river in interest of his stmr ownership.  The
people would regret exceedingly to lose the Dispatch fm service on this river,
but management has not been pledged to win good will for public.   [red check

Tot-Coq   1clip-2 CCH J Apr 9, 1895. 
C.B. News.  John Nasburg, Coq., …says report he abt to build hotel at Coq
was mistake.

BH   1Clip 2-3 CCH J-K. Apr, 9, 1895
Beaver Hill Coal Company.  A S. F. dispatch dated Mar 26 says a few days
ago articles of incorporation on Beaver Hill  Coal Co. were filed.  Directors of
new company, who also incorporators, are: A.B. and J.D. Spreckels, F. S.
Samuels, and Charles A. Hug, and R. A. Graham.  Messrs Samuels and Hug
are both associated w/Spreckels in shipping business conducted by latter, as
well as other enterprises.  Capital stock new corporation fixed at $500,000. 
Coal mine, which its members propose to work, is located on the Coquille. 
J.D. Spreckels said: Our mine is located immediately adjoining that of
Goodall Perkins of Coos Bay.  As yet we have put none of product on market
here, but have been quietly at work develop.  Mine and getting ready for
business.  Prep. practically complete.  When I say we have put none of the
coal on market here, I do not mean to indicate tt it has not been tested by
actual use.  On contrary, this thoroughly done.  Results prove we have
excellent quality coal.  More than that,  I am able to state, in view of
investigations, we will have plenty.  Will have on market in 2 wks.  I may say
we've disposed of a couple hundred tons tight there at the mine.  Mr.
Spreckels further stated tt work done at mine had been carried to such extent tt
no time now need be lost in prep.  Actual work of getting out coal may be
carried on w/o delay.  As firm is already running vessels between S.F. and
CB., transportation problems present no difficulties.  Should output develop as
expected and be accompanied by correspondingly strong demand for coal,
facilities for shipment of product of new mine will be improved to meet all
requirements.  Stmr Homer has already been chartered to run between this
port and C.B-   [cp]

Paper   other coal Newport  condit  misc-word  Lhc?
1clip-3) CCH K Apr 9, 1895.
Communication in Coast Mail fm Newport, which makes this highly
creditable reference to that model mining and laborman’s community, which
is quite in contrast with that goldbug flunkey sheet’s usual picture of the
ignorant working man, whom it had so persistently to lead public to believe
were the inhabitants there…. Correspondent miner says, society, morally and
intellectually in the village of Newport, will stand peer of any community of
equal number in state of Or.  Public school 8 or 9 mo. out of yr, 2 instrumental
bands, Junior and Senior, and quartet band under Prof. Robinson tt would be
credit to any city. Our good Templar (lodge) numbers 80 members.  No need
of any saloons here.  We have a good Sunday school, conducted by earnest,
honest Christian men and women, and divine service occasionally by some of
our Marshfield preachers.  We have a small army of stalwart, brawny young
men entering the mines every day to dig for our black diamond, and one word
for our young ladies – they are lovely.  Signed, Miner.

Allied saying   bicycle name    Sup1-8  CCH Apr.9, 1895
Nq  careless bicycle rider ran into Mrs. (RA) Graham; injured quite badly,
confined to her bed a while;
[+ >] If some serious accident does not happen before the bicycle craze is over
we are no prophet. (M Sun)  [cp]

Novelty-brick   Tot Sup1-8  CCH Apr 9, 1895  brickyard, Bandon.

BH incorporation  Sup1=8  CCH Apr 9, 1895  
 (lengthy on incorporation BH mine co]  [cp]

April 16

County court  1clip-3 CCH K Apr 16, 1895.  County court proceedings.

Tot   Pershbaker Prosper  mill  1clip-3 CCH K Apr 16, 1895.
Adam Pershbaker’s mill at Prosper started up Monday morning.  (fm Bandon

other mining  locale? 1clip-3 CCH K Apr 16, 1895. 
Fm West Oregonian.  We understand Divilbiss Quartz Mining Co tt erected
mill at Salmon, has commenced action against the discoverers of that mine for
not carrying out contract, and thus preventing mill from running.

BH  condit  1clip-3 CCH K  Apr 16, 1895. 
Marshfield Sun.  A number of men have quit work B.H. mine on account of
reduction of wages.

Srh  Tot-NB  1clip-3 CCH K Apr 16, 1895. 
New schooner being built N.B. will be 163 ft long, 42 ft beam, 14 ft depth of
hold, carry 600,000 ft lbr. [red check mark?]   [cp]

Other coal   1clip-3  CCH K Apr 16, 1895. 
Riverton, April 6.  John Timons a coal expert fm Rocky Mtn section of 20 yr
experience, arr here a couple weeks ago and leased several hundred acres
land, and having prospected found 4 ft vein of coal said to be superior in
quality to anything on this coast.  He has commenced a tramway and
construction of  bunker, and has also started a camp for the necessary piling
and timbers.  Mine located on S. side of this place in Urquhardt addition.
None of coal yet on market, but Mr. Timons develop mine.  Getting ready for
business.  Has been thoroughly tested for practical use to entire satisfaction. 
Will be put on market in abt 2 mo.  Should  [continued in (clip*) CCH L]

Other coal  (clipa 1a)  CCHL  Apr 16, 1895. 
 [major part of article is in clip 3 CCH K.]    output be as expected, it will find
good demand here and elsewhere.

BH racism  Srh  excursion music  pursuit climate 
clipa 1a  CCH L Apr 16, 1895 
Excursion by stmr Dispatch last Sat. bore Beaver Hill Colored Home Talent
Jubilee Singers and  baseball nine and friends to Bandon.  They were billed
for concert Sat night.  Owing to high wind and sandy diamond, game not well
contested.  However, Bandon won.

Srh  name  clipa 1a CCH L Apr. 16, 1895. 
Stmr Dispatch will not be withdrawn fm river service.  Capt Cornwall
disposed of interest to Judge Dyer, who at once placed Alvey Lee in
command, w/ Vail Perry Asst.  Judge Dyer's residence this section and interest
in prosperity guarantees his efforts; stmr will serve public and public will
support stmr.

Srh name  clipa 1a  CCH L Apr 16, 1895
Alert passed into hands of Chris Long.  Not yet known what service will be
put to.

County school  Sup1-8  CCH Apr 16, 1895 
[gives wages for court officials]. J H Barklow school supt  1/4 salary ann., and
school district reports 271 25

county  Gage  Sup1-8 CCH Apr 16. 1985
county court. G W Canning, guarding prisoners, 106.00     [cp>]  W W Gage,
expense in recapturing M J White $8.00; boarding prisoners  183.95.

other coal  Sup1-8 CCH Apr 16, 1895    Timons, coal.  [cp]  

poetic  Sup1-8 CCH Apr 16. 1895
poem, local. Imogene Critton [spelling? Creighton?]  [M.  is poetic essay] 
strange sayings -- about pants buttons.]M. is this one item or 2?]

RR locale  Sup1-8 CCH Apr 16. 1895   
CB transportation co rr fm Isthmus sl to Catching inlet, plans.  [ cp] 

Crime  Sup1-8  CCH Apr 16, 1895    
murder 2 girls SF at Emanuel Baptist ch;  also WH Durant suspected. 
[outside news --M. SF?]

Misc Owen-Manning      Sup1-8 CCH Apr 16, 1895
      [M.  handwritten note says I looked through Apr 23 for  Owen-Manning.]

Apr 23

Srh  mill locale?  Clipa 1a  CCH L Apr. 23, 1895
 Schooner Berwick arr. wharf Sun, load at Price bros mill, then depart S.F.

RR  Tot-Marsfield  Clipa 1a  CCH L Apr 23, 1895 
 New enterprise. [(printed here but comes thru Oregonian's Salem
correspondent.  )]  Coos Bay  Transportation Co. filed articles of incorporation
to construct and equip RR fm Isthmus Slough, Coos Co, to Catching Slough. 
Also fm mouth of Big Creek N. to a point west of Willammette Meridian in
same County, also fm point on South Fork Coq.  Place of business,
Marshfield.  Capital, $50,000.  E.B. Dean, E.W. Dean, L.P. Phelan.

BH racism  crime  Clipa 1a CCH L  Apr 23, 1895
Coast Mail. Some colored miners at B.H. got into dispute last week; one got
arm broken by  being struck w/iron bar.

RR-spur  depot-Coq  Clipa 1a  CCH L  Apr 23, 1895
A side track started by RR co at our local station yesterday.

BH  condit  Clipa 1a  CCH L  Apr 23, 1895
If communication fm coal miner who came here fm Kansas to work at Beaver
Hill mine, getting Mr. Graham's letter of invitation, and then refusing him
employment. [will appear next week.]

Mill Srh    Clipa 1a CCH L Apr 23, 1895  Schooner Del Norte towed to

BH racism  Clipa 1a  CCH L Apr 23, 1895
Another band of Negros exodused fm B.H. to Valley.  Tide comes and goes,
and company has strong force at work now.

Apr 30

Graham  BH  [Srh]  prices   clipa 1a CCH L Apr. 30, 1895.
A letter fm R.A. Graham to a man in Kansas.  Jan 29, 1895, Marshfield, Or. 
Dear Sir, I would say if you are a coal miner of experience and accustomed to
working on a pitching vein, you will be able find work here at prices which
are remunerative.  No strike in this mine, nor has there been, although we
have been short of men right along.  This is owing
to lack of experience of our men we have had on pitching vein.  Our mine has
2 veins of coal, one abt. 3 ft and one 3 1/2, w/6 inches of clay between rooms,
abt 15 ft wide, and roof is such tt it has to be timbered, but poss. when we get
deeper will not have much timbering to do.  We pay $5 for every linear yard,
tt is for every 3 ft for length of room, 15 ft, and for depth of both seams of
coal. Miners must keep coal thoroughly clean and let it run down to chute,
where our teamsters load it into the cars.  At least 40 % of each carload must
be coarse lumps, and coal is of such nature tt there no diff. keeping in lumps if
not blasted to pieces by powder.  Vein pitches abt. 45 degrees.
     Proper way to come in via S.F., stmrs run every 3 days.  We have some sm.
houses now for families and add more as needed.  We will furnish men who
come alone work at these terms up to 40 or 50 men. but we will say in closing
tt men who do not know how to put up timbers cannot work this mine.  Yours
truly, Beaver Hill Coal Co. R.A.Graham

Crime misc-Manning-Owen    Tot-Sumner  court
un-12  Herald,  April 30, 1895.
(Coast Mail.)  It is reported that John Manning, who is accused of burning the
store of the S. O. Company at Sumner, proposes to conduct his defense
himself, and to have none of the lawyers.  If this is the case, a lively time may
be anticipated. +


May 14

Crime  un 12 CCH May 14, 1895  Durant court case on.

Crime  misc-Manning-Owen  judge court  name-Dully&  Tot-Sumner-indir
un-12  Herald May 14, 1895
[Head:]  District Court
[Text]    Opened at Empire Monday, 6th inst., with a large attendance. 
Business was opened promptly by Judge Fullerton, as the docket was very
large, and some very important civil and criminal cases were to be tried.  J. B.
Dully, of Sumner, was appointed foreman of the grand-jury...
   ...The case of the state vs. John Manning came up last Wednesday and was
proceeding with Hon. A. M. Crawford, of Roseburg, defending -- appointed
by the court and accepted by Manning, who at first intended to conduct his
own defense.  The case was well advanced when W. Hite, of the Coquille,
asked to be excused on account of the serous sickness of his wife, and this
necessitated a new jury and rehearing of the case.  Manning also excused his
counsel, having again concluded to manage his own defense.  +

May 21

Crime  court  misc-Maning-Owen names
un-12 CCH May 21, 1895.
Circuit Court   John Manning was convicted of arson on [sic] his trial last
week and received a sentence last Friday, a term of 5 years in the penitentiary. 
He was taken at once out to Salem.  The jurors were Harry Grady, C. E.
Gilbert, S. S. Endicott, A. J. Mayse, J. E. Quick, C. J. Kime, R. G. Muir, W. F.
Kite, J. L. Randleman, Ed Swearengin, E. J. Krants and W A Epperson...
    The case against C. B. Owen, for robbery, was tried and Owen was
acquitted.  He was arrested at once on another charge, that of arson.  +

Crime  court  misc-Manning-Owen  names
Un-12  CCH May 21, 1895. 
The Bandon Recorder notes this feature of our court proceedings:  Eight of the
ten persons taken from here to Empire for jurors Wednesday last, in the C.B.
Owens case, returned yesterday, only two, Alec Erickson and Mr. Jenkins,
being called on to serve.  The jury was selected from the first thirteen persons
called.  There was [sic] some thirty jurors called and as each one is entitled to
one day's fees and mileage the selection of that jury alone will cost Coos
County about $280.  By the time the bills are footed up for the criminal cases
the taxpayers are punished worse than most of the parties who have been tried
for doing wrong.  +

May 28

Crime court  misc-Manning-Owen
Un-12  Herald May 28, 1895
(Coos Bay News) Before leaving for Salem, John Manning told several parties
that he had been offered a revolver and $20, and told to skip from the jail.  He
said he was told to pay no attention to the guard, as his gun was loaded with
paper, and also made other statements, which, however are not generally
credited, though some people believe they have foundation on fact. +


June 25

Elijah-Smith enterprise  RR  Tot-Empire-name   P-26 CCH June 25, 1895
[Head:]  Elijah Got there.  [in caps]
[Sub:]  Mr. Smith is the Next President of the Oregon Improvement Company.
     Portland, June 18.  –Elijah Smith, of “Empire City, Oregon,” as he
registers himself, but who is in reality of Wall Street, New York, has routed
President Starbuck, of the Oregon Improvement Company, in a fashion that
has made him feel exceedingly sore.  Mr. Starbuck and his friends, Treasurer
Tedcastle and Attorneys Naught and Burleigh, have gone home, probably in
disgust. They heard the news of their defeat at 10:20 and 11 o’clock they were
on the Northern Pacific train speeding north and east [sic].
     Mr. Smith is yet on the field receiving the congratulations of his friends
and of persons who are anxious to become his friends since his victory.  He
will be the next president of the Oregon Improvement Company, for his board
of directors was elected at the stockholders’ meeting held yesterday.  Just as
soon as the board can meet and organize, he will be elected president and will
assume charge of the corporation which with the exception of the Oregon
Railway & Navigation Company, is the largest in the northwest.  +

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JANUARY 4, 1898

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Poem literary natl filler  978-11 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
Why He Was Thankful.  [not copied]

Politic govt? [?] natl filler misc-word  978-11 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
Why Lincoln Favored Fusion.  [Head, centered, bold.]  [fusion = several political parties combining their votes]  [lengthy.  not copied.]

Govt politic [?] natl filler  978-11 CCH Jan 4, 1890 
[Quote by Thomas Jefferson.]  [not copied.]  [M. note: not a particularly useful quote.]

Allied name-Graham Lhc? paper? Paper-attitude paper-feud? Politic  official-city [?]
ethnic-origin misc-word-ward-heeler misc-word cliché saying Tot-BH Tot-Marshfield  Coal? RR-CBR character satire name-Barry 
Ext 9-10 CCH dd-ee Jan 4, 1898 
[M. note: very long article purporting to be a letter to editor of Herald.]
                                   “Ward Heeler *No 1” --  After the Herald.
          MARSHFIELD, OR., Dec 18,1897. 
     ED. HERALD:  Your paper seems to take considerable interest in our business over here.  I mean me and Graham. This belongs to us, not to you or yours, and you and the people can be d----d.  We run things to suit ourselves in the town election, and elected our man Carter, and we own the voters right here.  They wear our brand and go by number.  You will know our marshal, [sic] by the suit of clothes he wears.  We make all of our officers wear uniforms; it pleases the eye and makes the heart of the Watson faction sad; in fact drives them to strong drink, seven-up and the Russians.  But me and Graham can't help this.  This county has been handled before by a man who knows he is better than the scrub voter and the ordinary workingman, and it's going to be run again, and you cusses that went back on the management last election have got to pay the fiddler, too.  Did you see our first political bombshell in the Coast Mail -- our paper; the one that belongs to the better classes?  It was entirely “corporate influences”; it plainly called your correspondent a ”driveling idiot”, and so he is.  Neither you nor him nor anyone you have in your poverty-stricken rank and file can get onto our work; we are so smooth.  Your following don't even know enough to find out how thick the Republican whitewash is over the Coast Mail and its imported Belfast "veneered" Republican editor, Lord Barry, of the Marshfield "Irishtocracy," and we won't permit you to, either.  You are not of the right kind and must keep your place; familiarity breeds contempt. 
     The railroad company in the past four years is the only institution that kept you from starving. That’s what we say in our first “hot shot,” and that’s right, too.  We gave you work and treated you just as well as we did our horses, mules, hogs and cattle; yes, every bit as well.  You got your board and clothes, so did our mules.  We furnished our mules with stables, because mules cost money, but you and your kind can be got for the asking; therefore our mules are better than you – see!  How’s that for a “corporate influence, you “driveling idiots?”
     The railroad company has "saved your families from idleness and starvation," as "our paper" most truthfully says, and you know it, you base, vile, incorrigible and ungrateful scrubs.  Answer me, some of you that can: Were you not in "idleness and starvation" before me and Graham came to your rescue?  You know you were; it’s a fact.  How are you now?  We did it all -- just me and Graham; you can't even lay it to McKinley, Klondike, or starvation in Europe.  If you say this puff of prosperity is caused by shortage elsewhere and other misfortunes you state an untruth and are a "Pop," [sic; ie, Populist?] and will bankrupt the nation; but we won't let you.  We were shreud [sic; = shrewd] enough to mortgage it to death ahead of you, put you on a gold basis and pocket the proceeds.  We'll fix you yet, you “dollar-a-day-and-pay-your-own-board” intellectual giants of the “rag-tag and bob-tail.”
     Some "six-bit" upstart in your insane camp no doubt will say that because me and Graham has done all these things that it gives us no right to run politics; that we should attend to our commercial interests and not interfere with political issues.  This same crank will tell you, too, that every man who has worked for the railroad has given it his hard honest labor in exchange for his wages, and that the railroad has received full value for all money paid out and that the contracting parties are square, but we tell you the man who advocates such a preposterous doctrine is an anarchist and should be shot, and corporate influences will do it, too, when the time comes.  Hunger tames the most ferocious beasts, and before long, when you ask for bread, me and Graham will "give you a stone."
     Now, in conclusion, I would say that if you don't fall humbly into line and wear our brand -- which will be an asterisk -- before next election we will pull our railroad up and an take it and the coal mine right up to Canada, where we belong, as we are not naturalized and don't ever intend to become citizens of your rotten commonwealth.
     Come up and get your brand and number.
                                     WARD HEELER * NO. 1.  +
[M. note:  R. A. Graham, builder of a local RR short line, and developer of Beaver Hill coal mine, once hailed as a benefactor to Coos County interests, became politically derided as a Canadian with British (un-American) loyalties.]

Govt politic animal-reindeer [?] money Srh-YaquinaBay srh-dredging war paper-attitude [?] character? OT-Spain OT-Hawaii OT-Cuba saying natl filler? 
978-11 CCH Jan 4, 1898   
                                             Capital Journal “X-Rays.”
     McBride can get a bill through congress for a $200,000 reindeer expedition, but when it comes to getting work started on money already appropriated for Yaquina bay [sic], that is another matter. . . . [ellipsis, sic]  Why shouldn’t Mitchell push run [sic] the Republican party?  With a side-board and the rake-off on the state treasury for two years they are invincible with the hungry and thirsty. . . . [sic]  President McKinley has time to pardon the gold standard bank embezzler Barr, of St. [sic, no period] Louis, but is too busy to bother with a little thing like the Spanish slaughter-house over in [sic] the island almost in sight of Florida [ie: Cuba] people. . . . [sic]  The friends of silver are becoming fewer and fewer.  – Eugene Register.  Yes; with Senators Chandler of New Hampshire and Wolcott of Colorado and four other senators scheduled to walk out of the Republican party your remarks are true of that party. . . . [sic]  “An honest dollar and a chance to earn it.”  Give Spain a chance.  This is a chance administration. . . .  See here!  We object to the claiming the holiday trade as a prosperity to the holiday boom.  Santa Claus is not a goldbug. . . . [sic]  Senator Morrill wants the Hawaiian islands annexed as a county of Oregon.  It would be a good offset for Multnomah in the legislature. . . . [sic]  By all means, pass the national bankruptcy law.  The number of men and women aching to fail up rich in the federal courts and pay one to seven cents on the dollar is very large . . . . [sic]  Laboring people want postal savings banks, where they can salt down any stray dime that comes into their hands.  But the banks don‘t want Uncle Samuel as he is at present constituted.  +

Politic govt? natl filler RR-outside condit crime paper-attitude 
978-11 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
                                                 Standing By the People.
     Gov Russelhom [sic] the masses should love.  Judge Simonton – of the federal court – and who is a resident of Virginia – issued an injunction against Governor Russell at the request of J. Pierpont Morgan enjoining the governor from interfering with the leasing of a railroad belonging to the state of North Carolina, and which Morgan  obtained control of.  The governor flatly refused to recognize the injunction and Judge Simonton has not dared to imprison him for content [sic].  It would be a good thing for the people if we had a few more men in power like Governor Russell.  --Tacoma Sun.  +

Govt politic people-attitude natl filler  978-12 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     An effort is being made to force Secretary Gage out of the cabinet.  They have already begun their war on the secretary, and they threaten to carry on hostilities without quarter after the reassembling of congress.  +

Animal-rabbit animal-dog OT-ShermanCounty OT-Oregon condit-signs-times misc? natl? filler 
978-12 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Jackrabbits [sic] are so plentiful in Sherman county, Oregon, that one ran the entire length of main street [sic] in Moro, the other day, and not a dog barked.  +

Lhc-Resources Lhc-Land Climate Bandon name-Bennett condit Locale-CoosCounty timber agric crop fruit dairy mill- novelty-woolen-mill Locale-CoquilleRiver Srh-CoquilleRiver paper-attitude transport superlative boomer 
978-13 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
                                  The Climate of Coos County, Oregon.
                                            By  B.  S.  PAGUE.
Coquille City HERALD,
                            U. S. WEATHER BUREAU, {  [2-line vertical bracket]
                                PORTLAND,, Dec. 17, 1897.
     Climates are of two kinds, marine and continental.  The continental is that having marked and rapid temperature changes, with irregular winds; the marine that having a nearly equable temperature, and winds varying with the seasons of the year.  Coos county is classed in the latter variety.  Meteorological observations have been made at Bandon, on the shore of the ocean, for the past 24 years by George Bennett, esq., [sic] and it is upon his record that this article is based.  It should be remembered that topographical features modify and change climatic conditions, so that while the record is accurate for Bandon small variations from it would be found if applied to the Coquille and other valleys removed from the immediate coast.  The variations, however, are hardly sufficient to produce a material difference.
                           GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL.
     Coos county is in the southwestern portion of Oregon, separated from California by Curry county; it borders on the Pacific ocean with a coast line of about 60 miles.  It is separated from Douglas county by the coast range [sic] of mountains on the east and by an imaginary line on the north; it lies between the 43rd and 44th degree north latitude and the 124th degree west longitude passes through nearly the center of the county.  The county is heavily timbered, consisting of fir, cedar, maple, ash, myrtle and mountain mahogany.  A large portion of the county is rolling [sic].  There is a large portion of tide land [sic] which is valuable if dyked [sic].  There is quite gradual inclination from the ocean beach to the Cascade mountains.  The county is drained by the Coquille Coos and tributary rivers.
     The mean annual temperature is 52 degrees; the coldest month is January, when the mean is 45 degrees, and July and August are the warmest, with a mean of 59 [sic? Or illegible] average mean temperature and allows of its classification in the marine climate list.  The coldest month on record is January 1888, when the mean was 40 degrees, and August, 1891, [sic] is the warmest, having a mean of 65 degrees.  The highest temperature on record is 92 degrees, and it occurred in September, 1888.  The maximum temperature in the summer months ranges about 65 degrees; in the winter months about 50 degrees.  The lowest temperature on record is 13 degrees, and it occurred in January, 1888.  The occurrence was during the phenomenal cold wave when orange trees were frozen in California.  The extreme cold each year is seldom below 20 degrees above zero.  Freezing temperatures are liable to occur from October to May.  Their occurrence is rare and of short duration.  The average mean temperature is 41 degrees in January; in July and August the average lowest is 56.  While the county has a mild and uniform temperature, it also has a heavy rainfall.
                                              THE RAINFALL  [sic, no period.]
[sic; no indent] Averages 69 inches annually and the county would be classed among those having an excessive amount.  The greatest population of the world reside where the rainfall is about 50 inches.  There are sections of the county, owing to local topography, where the annual amount is less and in some others it is more.  About 70 per cent [sic] of the annual amount occur [sic] from November 1st to April 1st.  From April 1st the rainfall rapidly decreases to July and August, when the average is but 1 inch for both months.  In January, 1897, 23 inches of rain fell which is the largest amount for any one month.  It often occurs that no rain falls in July and August.  These figures show a wide range in the monthly distribution of the rains.  The climate along the immediate coast is a moist one, while removed from the coast some 20 miles the same degree of moisture does not exist.  While there is little difference in the total rainfall, yet the comparative absence of fogs in the interior make [sic] the actual humidity of the air less.  Snow falls occasionally, but seldom to remain on the ground longer than for a few hours.  Sleighing and coasting are pleasures unknown.
     The copious rainfall makes the county peculiarly adapted to dairying, for it insures luxuriant and green grass every day of the year.  The wool produced in this county is rarely excelled for texture, length of staple, and for purity.  A mill within the county that manufactures woolen goods and conditions favorable for flocks of sheep and the growth of wool should make the county an ideal one for sheep raising [sic].
     The soil and climatic conditions appear to be favorable for cranberry culture in the valley of the Coquille and in other portions of the county.  Cranberries will become a most profitable crop.
     The valleys, removed from the immediate coast, are peculiarly adapted to some varieties of fruit, and especially berries.  Apples, pears, prunes and cherries are prolific crops year after year.  Wheat, oats and barley yield large returns, and hay is a natural product.  In some sections corn makes a good crop, and in the same section peaches do well.  Though the county ranks 15th in population, it ranks first in production of coal, 6th in production of coal [sic], 3d in production of cheese and butter, and this, too, with markets several hundred miles away.  Potatoes and other root crops are most prolific in yield.
                                                     THE SOIL.
     The soil is sandy, and in portions heavily mixed with humus, formed from the decaying vegetation of centuries.  There is no richer soil than that which is formed from this combination.
     To brief the foregoing it is found that the climate is mild in temperature, the rainfall is heavy, the soil rich and production varied and prolific.  The influence of the ocean and mountains makes the region healthful.  With improved means of transportation and development of natural conditions the county will shortly rank second to none.  +

natl filler condit-prosper [?]  978-14 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
    Sacramento Bee [Rep.]:   Is the wave of prosperity here?  The five cent barber-shop [sic] has struck the town.  +

Natl filler State Locale-Oregon politic  978-14 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Oregonian:  Prior to convening of the senate the members passed a half hour in exchanging greetings.  Mr. Hanna, of Ohio, was given a cordial reception by his Republican colleagues.  +

Natl filler Literary book paper-attitude [?]  978-14 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Grants Pass News:  A reading room would be a great thing for Grants Pass; but a home reading circle will make better men and women than any public affair.  Young boys who have parents worthy of the name never need a public resort.  +

Natl filler official-state politic paper-attitude character Locale-Oregon 
978-14 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Roseburg Review:  Sylvester Pennoyer’s scheming to secure control of the Democratic organization of the state must be frustrated.  He has not the confidence of the rank and file of either the Democratic or Populists and defeat would be certain next June under his leadership.  +

Natl filler Church-indir character people-attitude character? Saying? 
978-14 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The Bible story of the fall has been often quoted to the discredit of Eve’s sex, but the Rev. M. Guy Pearse [sic], of Kansas City, says the devil did not give the apple to the man, but to the woman, because he knew that the man would have eaten it all himself, but that the woman would go halves.  +

Natl filler animal-bird paper-attitude food-indir misc-word 
978-14 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The New Orleans Picayune has found out that eastern quail and European skylarks were introduced into Oregon and Idaho some time ago, and are doing remarkably well.  “This,” the Picayune says, will enable Portland bloods to have quail on toast when they go skylarking.”  +

World filler-OT-Italy [?] character? Money  978-14 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The venerable Italian statesman, Crispi, the ablest man of Italy since the death of Cavour, is charged with bankwrecking, with sale of decorations and titles, with guilty knowledge that his wife had been one of the beneficiaries to the amount of $2,000,000 of the frauds which ransacked the banks of Naples Rome [sic? Or illegible.]

Natl filler Govt politic war-indir OT-Spain  978-14 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Mr. McKinley, it seems, is now pressed to issue a supplementary message to explain to Spain that he does not attack her honor in his annual message.  This is owing to a misunderstanding of his party adherents, who have been throwing up their hats and asserting that it ment [sic] just what his platform directed, “a vigorous foreign policy.”

Natl filler Crime character? OT-Michigan law  978-14 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The weakness of the life sentence for murder has been again illustrated in Michigan.  Edward Rogers was sent to the penitentiary in 1891 under a life sentence for the murder of a woman in Saginaw.  He has now been pardoned by Governor Pingree after serving only six years.  There is no question as to his guilt; the pardon has been granted for sentimental reasons.  +

Natl filler Crime condit? Locale-Oregon state 
978-14 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
    The Oregon state penitentiary had 338 criminal wards on hand Friday, 2d inst [sic], at 4 o’clock p m., and all were able to do such work as was assigned them, and eat heartily all the provisions supplied them.  Sixteen new convicts were registered at the penitentiary during November and thirteen were regularly discharged and one killed.  The regular expirations of time for December will number seven.  +

Natl filler OT-JunctionCity farm-indir condit? [?] 
978-15 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Junction City Times:  When the people living out of town want any thing [sic] they turn to their paper and look up the advertisement that has what they want, instead of coming to town and going to a half dozen stores before they can get what they want.  Our farmers are too busy to spend their time hunting up some one to do their business with.  The business man who wishes to have a share of their trade must come half way.  +

Natl filler Organiz food character? Misc-word Paper-attitude? [?] 
978-15 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     At a recent banquet of the New Haven chamber of commerce, Governor Cooke denied the old story that Connecticut once flooded the market with wooden nutmegs.  “If we are not mistaken,” says the New Haven Register, “this is the first time any official attempt has been made to relieve the state of this undesirable reputation, and if it is properly followed up will doubtless assume the proportions of a public service."  +

Natl filler war govt health-sickness health-contag 
978-15 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Chicago, Dec. 28. – General Alger, secretary of war, is lying critically ill at his residence from an acute attack of grip with typhoid symptoms.  It is only within the last few hours that his condition became such as to warn his family.  +

Natl filler OT-Cali crime  978-15 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Sheriff Johnson of Mendocino county, Cal., has absconded with $6000, tax money, which he had collected and not accounted for.  +

Entertain dance superlative organiz music lifestyle? Character Tot-Coquille name-Hite name-Rackleff name-Buck name-Perry name-Nosler name-Little name-Rose prize prices paper-attitude misc-word? 
978-16 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
                                              MERRY MASQUERADERS.
                                     A Grand Ball Given by the Woodmen New
                                                          Year’s Eve.
      The masquerade given in this place New Year’s eve is admittedly the largest and most successful entertainment ever given in Coquille City.  Its attendance was the largest – the utmost capacity of the hall – and was the most brilliant, enjoyable and popular assemblage ever given here.  The gallant Woodmen spared no pains to receive and entertain all who would come and warrant them kindly attention and hospitality.  The committee of arrangements, on reception, and floor managers were all, [sic] attention to minister to friends and visitors in every demand for comfort and pleasure.  By 9 o’clock the house was crowded to excess, so many pleasure seekers coming from Myrtle Point and intervening points, from the North Fork, Beaver Hill and everywhere.  Many of these, too, were among the masqueraders, adding to the spectacle and the enjoyment of all present.
     Leach’s orchestra furnished the music, and this, too, excelled former efforts, was enjoyed and favorably commented on. 
     Mrs. R. E. Buck, Ms. W. S. Perry and W. J. Fairman were chosen as the committee to award the prizes, one each to the gentleman and lady representations.  The result of award was: Mrs. Al Hite of Bandon received a handsome and well-merited prize, representing a bat; and Mrs. Ed. [sic] Rackleff splendidly played the role of a Woodman and received the gentleman’s prize.
     There were 90-odd maskers and fully as many more who took in the dances, while the crowd of spectators was three or four times as many more.  The grand march was a maze of evolutions and attractive display, and was conducted by R. E. Buck and Miss Ella.  We could not do justice in mentioning the characters, for the crowd was too great to be interviewed, and with the exception of a few we shall name – aside from the prize-winners – we shall content ourselves with the statement that all so creditably performed their parts and behaved so well that their presence was most agreeable and welcome.  Misses Mary Nosler and Belle Jackson looked well and went to considerable pains in preparation of their costumes as representatives of the “Portland Rope Factory.”  Their costumes were both odd and handsome.  The Indian and his squaw – Novie Little and Jessie Beyers – were clever, looking and acting well.  “Two Little Girls in [illegible] were good, Daisy Dene [sic?  or illegible] was Mrs. McDonald; “THE HERALD” was represented charmingly and uniquely by Miss Clara Gage (our thanks, Miss Clara), the clown was Is Nosler; Tug [sic] Wilson, as a negro [sic] scored a point.  Several visiting ladies and gentlemen aced well and looked well, but we could give them no interview and did not know them.
     The managing committeemen were ubiquitous and courteous.  They served as doorkeepers, also, and turned into the Woodmen’s fund these sums, severally, as the gross receipts of the ball; John Simmons, $74.75; W. Rose, $21.50; J. W. Leneve, $5; George Robinson, $8; R. S. Knowlton, $18.  Total, $126.76.
     The Woodmen are to be congratulated for this so creditable and successful an effort of providing a social event [sic].  +

paper Alaska-mining ad  978-17 CCH Jan 4, 1898
     WANTED – addresses of your friends and acquaintances who are thinking of going to Klondike.  Cash paid.       COQUILLE CITY HERALD.  +

County court health-provider official-county name-Ross 
978-17 CCH Jan 4, 1898
NOTICE.  The county court of Coos county will receive sealed proposals for superintending and management of the Coos County Poor Farm and Infirmary.  [M. note: for time period Mar 1, 1898 – Feb 28, 1899.]     Signed:   J. HENRY SCHROEDER, County Judge    B F ROSS, Commissioner.    Nfq

Organiz Tot-Coquille name-Seed name-White Name-Nosler name-Gage 
978-17 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
                                            I. O. O. F.   Installation.
     J. S. Lawrence, D. D. G. M. of District No. 51, installed the officers of Coquille Lodge, No. 53, I. O. O. F., on Saturday evening, Jan. 1, 1898, as follows:  J. A. Seed, N. G.; J. J. Stanley, V. G.; J. S. Lawrence, secretary; S. P. C. Johnson, treasurer; C. W. White, warden; John Nasburg, I. G.; B. E. Nosler, conductor; B. F. Collier, R. S. N. G.; Clyde a Gage, R. S. S. G.; Wm. Rohm, R. S. V. G.; Chas. Adams, L. S. V. G.; M. T. Clinton, R. S. S.; G. W. Leneve, L. S. S.  +

Coal Tot-Coquille business draying prices  978-17 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The Coquille Coal Co. will deliver coal at any point in town at $3 per ton.  J. W. Leneve is agent and will fill your order.  +

Event? Dairy organiz Tot-Coquille  978-17 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     A special meeting of the Coquille Dairymen’s Union is called to be held in this city on Saturday 15th inst.  See notice.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg machine Srh-boat mill- Mill-Lyons 
978-17 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     NOTICE. – All kinds of engine and machinery work for steamboats, sawmills, etc., done in the best manner.  Will be found at Lyons’ mill; or can be addressed at this place.  J. C. Wilson, machinist.  +

Misc natl filler food misc-word  Haul-18 CCH ff Jan 4, 1898 
     Melted cheese is called "Welch rabbit" in the same sense of popular humor that designates frogs as "Dutch nightingales," pork and beans as “Boston woodcock," and codfish as a "Cape Cod turkey."  +

Natl filler animal-ostrich misc transport wagon superlative 
978-17 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Mrs. Elitch, of Denver, drives about the city in a light wagon drawn by an ostrich.  She is the only woman in the world who owns a zoological garden.  +

Locale-UR Locale-CoquilleRiver paper?  978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[The following items are all under the head of:]
                                 UPPER-RIVER   DEPARTMENT.  [head spans 2 columns.]
                                 Myrtle Point and the Upper-Coquille
                                 And What is Going on There.
 [M. note: the following text is divided into 2 columns.] [There are no spaces between items in text; however, they’ve been added here for the sake of keywording.]
[col 1]
Locale-UR Locale-CoquilleRiver health- 978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     Uncle Harvey Lewellen is quite ill at this writing.  (Sunday).  +  [parens, sic.]

Locale-UR Locale-CoquilleRiver vital  978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.] 
     We are promised a wedding to report about the 15th of January.  +

Locale-UR Locale-CoquilleRiver Tot-MyrtlePoint health-sickness health-contag 
978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     The little son of A. McMickle is very low, yet manfully wrestling with typhoid.  +

People-attitude character saying? 978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     Some people do not care so much about what they really are, as to what they make people believe they are.  +

Srh-river Srh-boat-Ralph Locale-CoquilleRiver food transport?  
978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     The little steamer Ralph has taken a vacation, being no longer on a regular run since the expiration of the milk contract the last of the old year.  +

Animal-dog [?] transport wagon lifestyle? Tot-MyrtlePoint? Locale-CoquilleRiver 
978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Braden are in deep mourning over the loss of Fido, a pet poodle, which was crushed to death under a wagon wheel on the famous Cribben’s hill on last Saturday.  +

Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint [?] paper-attitude?  978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     Attorney Sinclair of your city is a frequent visitor to our burg of late, however his visits are usually as that of the ministering angel, strewing flowers in the path of the unfortunate.  +

Tot-MyrtlePoint street food business job house  978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     A. McMickle, our city market man, has had his residence moved onto the lots recently purchased by him of Levi Gant on Spruce and 5th streets.  G. C. Carl and S. E. Decker, the house-movers, did the work.  +

Entertain organiz dance Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint holiday NewYear lifestyle? Character 
978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     Several of our young folks attended the Woodmen’s ball in your town on New Year’s eve, and are loud in their praise of the occasion and have many kind words for the W. of W. and the Coquille City people in general.

AHB Tot-MyrtlePoint business bldg Dairy food fruit 
978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     A. H. Black Co. informed us while visiting their commodious department that they are receiving about 500 lbs. of butter weekly, this being the lowest mark reached during the year. (This creamery runs the year round.) [parenthesis, sic].  They still have a few carloads of apples yet on hand which, when shipped, will complete the shipment of about 7000 boxes handled by this firm during the season.    +

[2nd col.]
Tot-BH-indir Tot- Locale-LR Locale-CoquilleRiver visit 
978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
    Mrs. Chas. Lavine and little son Edward are visiting with relatives and friends on the lower river.  +

Entertain dance bldg event? Lifestyle? Tot-MyrtlePoint 
978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     The young folks enjoyed another social dance in Dixon’s hall on Saturday evening.  These parties are always a success.  +

Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-CoosBay RR-CBR RR-passenger holiday NewYear visit friend 
978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
    Mrs. C. Lockwood and little daughter Beulah went over to the bay by Friday’s train to meet the New Year and visit with their many friends in Bay county [sic].  +

Mining Tot-MyrtlePoint lifestyle? Condit?  978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     W. O. Corbin came over from the mines Saturday last and spent a few days in town.  He reports the miners all in good spirits and expecting to reap a rich harvest of gold nuggets during the winter.  +

Locale-Coquille River Tot-MyrtlePoint? OT-Roseburg health-accident crime name-Knight 
978-18 CCH Jana 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
    Ralph Knight left for Roseburg Monday after spending the holidays among his many friends in this vicinity.  He has almost entirely recovered from the injuries received from a club to the hands of Jumbo in Roseburg recently.  +

Health-death health-sickness character people-attitude Tot-MyrtlePoint(near) 
978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     Died – Near Myrtle Point, on Saturday, January 1, 1898, Miss Edna, the 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Houser, after an illness of about three months.  Miss Edna was a bright little girl and one possessed of that kind and loving disposition that commands the admiration, love and esteem of all her playmates.  It can be truthfully said that she was an universal favorite of young and old alike.  The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this their sad bereavement.  +

Holiday Xmas NewYear paper-attitude saying? Misc-word character 
978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Upper River Dept.]
     The holidays being over, it is time for us to realize that the new year is here and with it comes new cares [sic] new cares and new burdens, requiring more energy and renewed ambitions.  In the present as in the past thousands are being crushed under the heavy wheels of competition, guided by avarice and greed; and so long as our social circle is composed of competing elements, each trying to supercede and pull the other down, just so long will unequal conditions exist, and just so long will the new year fail to be a happy one to all.  [all +] 
[ M. note: end of Upper River Dept.]

Crime natl filler  978-19 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
Durrant Again Doomed.  [headline.  SF dateline.  Item not copied.  Crime. Supreme court sentenced]  the condemned murderer of Blanch Lamont

Tot-Marshfield paper paper-attitude paper-feud politic character lifestyle? Racism-ethnic-origin saying misc-word war poetry OT-Britain OT-Scotland OT-Ireland 
978-19 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
A Tory Irishman Held Up.  [head, centered, bold, larger than text; medium margins.]
[short line-under]
                                            MARSHFIELD, Dec. 31, 1897.
     HERALD:  In the Coast Mail of December 25th it has quoted thus:  “It was stated in debate
in the British parliament, by Mr. Campbell Bannerman, that the famous Cameron Highlanders, whose pibroch [sic] rose wild and high at Waterloo, is now filled with East Londoners, and is really, therefore, a regiment of cockneys disguised as mountaineers; and Lord Beresford became very tired of the Scotch racket over the gay, gallant Gordons, the men from the banks of the Dee and Don [sic], so he went to the war office and discovered that the Gordan Highlanders, who stormed the heights of Dhorgai [sic] were mainly Irishmen, and that even the famous piper who played ‘Cock-o’-the-North’, savage and shrill, after being shot through both legs, was an Irishman, who said, ‘arrah be aisy.’ “ [sic]
     Mr. Editor, just allow me a small space to nail that slander on my beloved countrymen.  The editor of the Coast Mail is just as fully aware as the writer of this note that the British army is composed of English, Scotch, Irish and Welsh regiments, with the rank and file of each recruited in their respective countries.  Now, supposing an Irishman wanted to join the colors of the Gordon Highlanders, he would have to claim at least that he was born in Scotland, which I am sure no self-respecting Irishman would do.  There is too much love of country in him for that, therefore the editor of the Coast Mail, maybe unwittingly, does his countrymen an injustice.
     In all the wars that Britain has engaged in since ever I can remember, Highlanders are always accorded the post of honor; i. e., in the very front of the battle.  They seem to be the superstructure of the British army, which it is built upon, and this is what makes Lord Beresford and other light calibre [sic] tired and jealous.  Lord Beresford is one of those harmless cranks of the George Francis Train pattern, whom nobody takes as serious.  Both believe, of course, they are uncrowned kings.
     The other part of the yarn is too ridiculous to discuss.  Just imagine in your mind’s eye a knock-kneed spindle-shanked cockney standing in the ranks dressed in Highland costume!  Why, man, he would be like a scare-crow in a potato field.  The editor of the Coast Mail will tell us next that his countrymen fought the battle of Bannockburn! 
“Breathes there a man with soul so dead
Who never to himself hath said
This is my own, my native land.”             
                                            SCOT.  +

Organiz Tot-Coquille bldg food church-indir name-Nosler name-Quick name-Hite name-Drane entertain character? 
978-18 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
                                     G. A. R. and W. R. C. Installation
     Gen. Lytle Post, No. 27, G. A. R., and W. R. C. No. 9, held a joint installation last night at Masonic hall – public to all old soldiers and their families.  The audience was considerable, and the ladies of the Relief Corps had prepared boutifully [sic; = bountifully] of good things for a luncheon.   ducted [ sic] the installation exercises, and the following officers were inducted into office:  B. H. Haskin, post commander; Jacob Croy, J. V.; (L. Harlocker, S. V., failed to be present); D. P. Strang, chaplain; W. H. Nosler, O. D.; John Goodman, O. G.; J. Quick, adjutant; W. E. McDuffee, Q. M.
     At the conclusion of the above, Comrade Quick officiated for the W. R. C. and installed the following officers:  Mrs. W. Hite, president; Mrs. Elliott, S. V.; Mrs. W. Drane, J. V.; Mrs George Martin, treasurer; Mrs. Stine, chaplain; Mrs. Harrington, secretary; Miss Lucia Nichols, conductress; Mrs. Sheppard, guard; Miss Irene Leneve, assistant guard.
     The ladies conducted their ritual exercises in good form, the conductress especially being prompt and efficient.  +

paper  978-19 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[M. Note: the following items are all under the single column heading:
                                           Bandon Recorder.
There are are no spaces between items in text.  However, spaces have been added here for the sake of keywording.]

Srh-ocean Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-bar Srh-ship-Moro beach Tot-Bandon(near) disaster-shipwreck machine climate?  978-19 CCH Jan 4, 1898
[Bandon Recorder.]
     The steamer Moro still lies on the beach south of the breakwater.  Her machinery has been removed except the donkey engine.  She has considerable sand in her hold and looks somewhat weather-worn and wave beaten, but otherwise not much worse than she did three or four days after going ashore.  +

Organiz Tot-Bandon prize bldg item-personal photo name-Hite entertain dance 
978-19 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Bandon Recorder.]
    The G. A. R. ball Christmas night was a success and quite well attended.  Besides clearing all expenses, the post has a surplus to add to the building fund which has been accumulating for some time.  Thomas L. Stitt, representing a fisherman, received the gentlemen’s prize, a celuloid [sic] collar and cuff box, and Mrs. Al Hite received the ladies’ prize, a nice album.  Mrs. Hite represented a bat.  +

Holiday Xmas 4th-July climate boomer misc-word –pride? 
978-19 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Bandon Recorder.]
     On our great winter festival, Christmas day, the mean temperature, [sic] was fifty-four degrees, and on July 4th, our great summer festival, it was sixty, the difference between the two seasons on those memorable dates being only six degrees.  On July 20th, it was only fifty-four degrees, the same that it was here on Christmas day.  From the foregoing it will be seen, that for equability of clime [sic] – and equability of clime is the unfailing feat of a health resort – we have no compeer [sic], not only in the whole of the United States, nor anywhere else that we ever read or heard of.
                                                GEORGE BENETT [sic], V. O.  + 
[M. note: end of Bandon Recorder.]

natl filler paper? Govt money politic  978-19 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     St. Louis Republic:  Probably the most valuable featrre [sic] of Secretary Gage’s currency plan is that it has shown the country at large the administration’s utter disregard of the pledges contained in the St. Louis platform.  +

Church Tot-Coquille speech  978-19 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
                                                      Church Directory.
     CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Coquille City.  Preaching 1st and 3rd Lord’s days in each month,
at 11 o’clock a. m. and 7:30 a. m. [sic]  Sunday school every Sunday at 10 o’clock a. m.  Prayer-meeting every Wednesday evening.  C. A. STINE, Minister.  +

RR-CBR Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint Tot-Marshfield 
978-19 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
REGULAR TRAINS [head, centered, bold, larger than text; narrow margins.]
         Days will run as follows:  [days not cap]
Leave                    |                                  |  Arrive
  8.00 a. m.  [sic]   |       Marshfield           |   12.30 p. m.  [sic]
Arrive  “ [sic]        |                                  |  Leave
   9.30  “  [sic]       | COQUILLE CITY   |    11.00 a. m. [sic]
   10.00 “ [sic]       | Myrtle Point             |    10.30  “ [sic]  +

event [?] enterprise- Tot-Coquille  978-19 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The annual meeting of the Labor Exchange will be held in this city next Monday afternoon, at
2 o’clock.  A full attendance is desired.  +

paper  978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898
                                                  LOCAL ITEMS.
M. note: there are no spaces between lines in text; however they’ve been added here for the sake of keywording.]
     Additional locals on 2nd page.  +

Health-treatment ad  978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     All pain banished by Dr. Miles’ Pain Pills.  +

Paper Tot-Coquille business bldg ad  978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1894 
     Old papers for sale at this office.  +

RR-CBR? Crop food Tot-Coquille business bldg ad 
978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Carload of flour just arrived at J. W. Leneve’s.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-coal-oil ad  978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The Old Soldiers’ Store keeps Coal Oil [sic] in bulk.  +

Ad Alaska-mining prices [?]  978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Go to Klondike free – and earn $2190 on the way.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel ad name-Kanematz-indir 
978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     For latest styles in Ladies’ Hats go to the Berlin Store.  +

Tot-Coquille item-apparel business bldg ad name-Kanematz-indir 
978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Not the cheap shoes, but shoes cheap at the Berlin Store.  +

Food Tot-Coquille business bldg ad  978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
    Cheese and Lard of excellent quality at the Old Soldiers [sic, no apostrophe] Store.  +

Locale-LR Locale-CoquilleRiver commute? Tot-Coquille? 
978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     D. C. Randleman was up from his lower-river home last Thursday.  +

RR-CBR RR-passenger Locale-CoosBay Tot-Coquille commute name-Wrenn 
978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Dick Wrenn was a passenger to this place yesterday from the bay.  +

Ad prices Tot-Coquille item-goods  978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     $1 buys more goods at the Fair Store than you can elsewhere [sic] buy for $2.  +

Tot-Empire commute Tot-Coquille Tot-Bandon RR-CBR RR-passenger 
978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898
     A. E. Seaman, attorney at Empire, came over by yesterday’s train on a trip to Bandon.  +

Tot-Marshfield business b-act county court Tot-Marshfield Tot-Coquille name-Coke 
978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     John Coke, attorney at Marshfield, came over yesterday to be present at probate court.  +

Road Tot-BH commute? Tot-Coquille  978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     John Grandy, supervisor of Beaver Hill road district, came to the county seat yesterday.  +

Name-Kanematz-indir business bldg Tot-Coquille item-apparel ad 
978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Fall and winter styles of Ladies’ Hats at cost.   They must go at once.   BERLIN STORE.  +

Tot-Bridge Tot-Bandon travel commute?  978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     J. W. Mullen came down yesterday from the Bridge neighborhood and went to Bandon.  +

Health-provider health-treatment? Tot-Coquille business bldg 
978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Our stock is being increased constantly and prices lower than ever at Coquille Pharmacy.  +

Novelty-wood prices  978-20 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Dry fir wood delivered at $1 and $1.25, and dry hard wood [sic] delivered at $1.25 per
tier.  +
                                              A. O. WHEELER.  +

Tot-Bandon Tot-Coquille visit church-indir  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Mrs. W. S. Sanderson of Bandon visited her parents, Rev. and Mrs. L. J. Palmer, in this city several days last week.  +

Name-Lavine RR-CBR RR-passenger Tot-MyrtlePoint Locale- visit name-Quick Tot-BH-indir  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Mrs. Lavine took the train for her home at Myrtle Point yesterday, after a visit with her father, J. Quick, and family.  +

Tot-Coquille? visit travel Tot-Parkersburg name-Drane 
978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Mr. and Mrs. Walter Drane returned yesterday from a visit of several days at Mr. and Mrs. Tom Drane's at Parkersburg.  +

Entertain dance holiday music dance NewYear paper Tot-Bandon Tot-Coquille 
978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Rees of Bandon were up at the masquerade at this place New Year’s eve.  The HERALD had a pleasant visit.  +

Alaska-mining food prices? [?] condit misc-word-outfit travel 
Haul-18 CCH ff Jan 4, 1898 
     All kinds of food is very scarce and high in Dawson.  Go now and sell half of your outfit at big profit.  +

Mill-Johnson Mill-Morras improve Tot-Coquille? condit 
978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Mr. Johnson, purchaser of the late Morras Bro’s mill, has put on a force of workmen to repair and improve the plant for early operations.  +

Church commute? Tot-Coquille  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Elder Farrar, Baptist, was present at this place last Thursday, but hardly filled an appointment owing to other meetings that were going on.  +

Health-treatment? Item- lifestyle? ad  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Hall’s Hair Renewer enjoys the confidence and patronage of people all over the civilized world, who use it to restore and keep the hair a natural color.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg health-provider  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Mrs. Buskirk has moved into the little storeroom [sic] lately vacated by the Coquille Pharmacy and is prepared to do dressmaking and sewing of all kinds.  +

health-provider business bldg Tot-Coquille health-treatment? Ad 
978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Still on deck – Coquille Pharmacy will continue to supply the public with the best quality of drugs and druggists’ sundries at prices unknown in the past in Coos county.  +

Church event entertain? Lifestyle? Characer? 
978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Major Ebert, wife and helpers, of God’s Regular Army, have been conducting a series of meetings at the Christian church the past week.  The house is crowded nightly, notwithstanding the season’s festivities and attractions, and good impressions are being made.  +

Locale-CoosCounty Locale-BrewsterValley disaster-fire crime misc-word? 
978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     It appears that the burning of J. S. Coke’s residence in Brewster valley, a couple of weeks ago, is now charged as incendiary, and other devilment in the section, such as poisoning stock, etc., is laid to the same party, we learn.  He may yet be picked up.  +

Item-furniture photo name-Shields health-provider  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Last week a very handsome ladies’ myrtle desk, made by L. P. Maury, was raffled off and won by Marion Clinton.  Also a beautiful myrtle stand put up by W. W. Shields was won by Dr. S. L. Leneve, and an album by another party, the first being the highest throw and the latter the lowest.  +

Health-treatment ad  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Dr. Miles’ Pain Pills stop Headaches.  +

Food business bldg Tot-Coquille  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Flour at wholesale or retail at J. W. Leneve’s.  +

Item-goods business bldg Tot-Coquille ad  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
    Lots of new goods and more coming to the Old Soldiers [sic, no apostrophe] Store.  +

Alaska-mining condit prices ad  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898  
KLONDIKE FREE -- Sell 500 pounds of your outfit for $2500, or over.  +

Paper saying  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
    The HERALD is a little late this issue, but gets there just the same. +

Tot-Coquille item-apparel business bldg ad  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The Berlin Store will sell at cost its fall and winter stock of millinery goods.  +

Organiz item- [?]  978-21 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     FOUND – A badge pin.  Owner may have same by proving property and paying for this notice.  +

Tot-Coquille enterprise-carpenter job health-provider business bldg 
978-22 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     A good carpenter and cabinet maker wants work by the day or job.  Please call, next door to Coquille Pharmacy, or address W. Buskirk, Coquille City.  +

School paper-attitude  978-22 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The Collegiate Institute resumed its term yesterday, after a brief vacation.  We are glad to state, also, that the enrollment of pupils was increased three yesterday, with more to come.  +

Health-provider business? health-treatment ad  978-22 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Dr. Moore has received a supply of trusses, the most practical of anything of the kind ever invented.  If you have any difficulty in getting one to suit, call and have one fitted that will do the work.  +

Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Jennie Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-freight Tot-Coquille Tot-Riverton coal [?]  978-22 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The steamer Jennie arrived and departed last Friday.  Her departure from this place was only to Riverton, however, for a load of coal.  Her coming was sudden and unheralded, and dissapointed [sic] some of our shippers.  +

Speech entertain misc-word Tot-Bandon Tot-MyrtlePoint OT-Salem 
978-22 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     L. H. McMahon, of Salem, will speak in Bandon on Monday night, Jan. 10th, and at Myrtle Point Tuesday evening, Jan. 11th.  Everybody is invited to attend and hear a good, rattling speech.  [sic] Admission free.  +

State [?] law school county official-county  978-22 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The state board of equalization has not yet completed their work of equalization, and will hardly get through until the 5th or 6th inst.  The county clerks are kept back with their work and will have trouble to get their lists correct for the several school districts before February 1st, as the law provides.  +

Tot-Coquille official-city character holiday Xmas NewYear lifestyle? 
978-22 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     City Marshal Brown desires us to compliment the citizens of Coquille and vicinity, and especially visitors during the holidays, for their good behavior during the festivities of the season.  The opinion is expressed that never before had there been such a general enjoyment and so little disturbance and misconduct.  +

Tot-Coquille paper vital food friend name-Figg people-attitude paper-attitude misc-word  978-22 CCH Jan 4, 1898
     The HERALD was kindly remembered with a tray of wedding cake from our friends Taylor Dement and bride, nee Miss Nellie Figg, whose wedding took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Figg, Wednesday of last week.  We sincerely join the many friends of the happy couple and wish them unalloyed joy and long life. +

Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat-Fawn disaster- Tot-Bandon Tot-Coquille Tot-Riverton(near) Locale-CoquilleRiver 
978-22 CCH Jan 4, 1898
     The steamer Fawn met with an accident last Sunday evening, when returning from Bandon, at a point a short distance below Riverton and about Percy Hanley’s place she had a hole stove in her, and at first it was feared she would sink at once, but by earnest work and the placing of a pump she was floated till high tide and was then forced on shore.  Possibly she will be repaired sufficiently to be brought up today or tomorrow.  +

health-treatment health-sickness health-provider Tot-Coquille ad 
978-22 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Persons who are troubled with indigestion will be interested in the experience of Wm. H. Penn, chief clerk in the railway mail service at Des Moines, Iowa, who writes, “It gives me pleasure to testify to the merits of Chamberlain’s Colic and Cough Remedy.  For two years I have suffered from indigestion, and am subject to frequent severe attacks of pain in the stomach and bowels.  One or two doses of this remedy never fail to give perfect relief.”  Price 25 and 50 cents; sold by R. S. Knowlton.  +

school election? Tot-Coquille health-provider health-sickness condit misc-word? Condit 
978-22 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The parents and voters of Coquille City should know the opinion of one of our physicians concerning our present public school building.  Dr. Culin has his reasons for saying that the old building is not a healthy place for our children; that he as had occasion to observe the difference between the academy building and the old school building, where children have changed their attendance from the former to the latter and need a physician’s after the change.  Dr. Culin says he knows that the old public schoolhouse is not conducive to health, and that he considers a new building an imperative necessity.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel ad  978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     J. W. Leneve has a nice new line of Boots and Shoes [sic].  +

Tot-Coquille business food ad  978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Go to the Old Soldiers’ Store for fine Oysters and Oyster Crackers.  +

Tot-Coquille enterprise-blacksmith health-sickness  978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
      A. C. Wilson, our blacksmith, has been quite ill the past week.  +

[?]  official-county name-Gage health-sickness  978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
    Sheriff Gage continues very ill, being in bed most of the time during the holidays.  +

Church commute event? Tot-Riverton  978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Major Ebert and several of his helpers, of God’s Regular Army, went to Riverton to hold a meeting tonight.  +

Tax? Locale-CoosCounty Locale-Oregon state  978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Among the reductions made by the state board of equalization for Coos county is “on town and city lots, 25 per cent.”  +

Paper? Tot-Coquille Locale- photo name-Quick 
978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     A $30 photographic outfit to be sold cheap; camera 4x5.  For particulars apply to J. Quick, or at the HERALD office.  +

Name-Kanematz-indir Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel ad 
978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     CLOSING SALE – The Berlin Store will close its fall and winter stock of millinery goods at cost.  Come early as only a few are left.  +

Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint? name-Toy visit 
978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Mrs. Ed Sherwood and little daughter Vera have spent several days at this place with Mr. Sherwood’s sister, Mrs. D. R. Toy.  +

County court politic paper-attitude character? Official-county election? Locale-CoosCounty 
978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
    The January term of county court is in session, and Judge Schroeder requests that the several central committees recommend to the county court names for appointment as judges and clerks of election.  The members of the county court cannot be supposed to know the politics of everybody in the county, and the HERALD gives this reminder, because it knows that the members of the court mean to make appointments of judges and clerks from all parties and they mean to be just to everyone.  +

School election? Event? Tax? Condit paper-attitude 
978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Yesterday notices were posted calling a special school meeting of district No. 8, to be held at the schoolhouse [sic] on the 15th day of January, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of considering the voting of a direct tax, or the issuance of bonds to be used for the construction of a new public school building, also for the transfer of the excess of special tax of 1895 to the general school fund.  These propositions are both in accord with the action of our citizens at former meetings, and will certainly be acted on favorably this time, with a view to the prosperity of our educational interests.  The first proposition brings up only one new suggestion, and that is whether the bonds are to be used or a direct tax levied.  +

Health-treatment health-provider ad prices  978-23 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     When your stomach begins to trouble you, it needs help.  The help it needs, is to digest your food, and until it gets it, you won’t have any peace.  Stomach trouble is very distressing, very obstinate, very dangerous.  Many of the most dangerous diseases begin with simple indigestion.  The reason is that indigestion (not-digestion, not-nourishment) weakens [parens sic; not, and weakens, in italics] the system and allows disease germs to attack it.  The antidote is Shaker Digestive Cordial, strengthening, nourishing, curative.  It cures indigestion and renews strength and health.  It does this by strengthening the stomach, by helping it to digest your food.  It nourishes you. [nourish, in italics]  Shaker Digestive Cordial is made of pure herbs, plants, and wine, is perfectly harmless and will certainly cure all genuine stomach trouble.  Sold by druggists, price 10 cents to $1.00 per bottle.  +

Tot-Coquille b-act title history pioneer war book literary Locale-CoosCounty Locale-CurryCounty Locale-BattleRock Tot-P.Orford racism-ethnic [Indian] name-Dodge name-Hermann 
978-24 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Hon. Orvil Dodge came down this morning on business to the county seat.  Mr. D. informs us that Hon. Binger Hermann has put him in possession of extra valuable manuscripts for the history of Coos and Curry counties.  They are from the hand of Mr. Kirkpatrick, now a resident of Arizona, 70 odd years old, a participant in the early scenes in Curry county.  With eight other men he came to Port Orford in 1851, when they were beset by the Indians.  Mr. K. was chosen captain of the band of pioneers, and having sought protection at Battle Rock, were the heroes of that battle, where they stood off 500 or more warriors for 14 days, and then successfully made their escape.  The sketch is intensely interesting, but thoroughly reliable though differing materially from the usually accepted version that has reached us by tradition.  +

school Lhc-census? Condit Tot-Coquille people-attitude paper-attitude character 
978-24 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The schools opened yesterday for another three months’ term with an increased enrollment.  Prof. Hawkins’ room was crowded beyond its seating capacity, having 70; Prof. Nosler enrolled 45, and Miss Bentley, 49.  Besides four of five chairs having to be brought by the pupils in providing seats for themselves, and Prof. Hawkins’ desk divided to the use of one or two of the pupils, about three of the new enrollment will have to stand, or crowd themselves into seats temporarily vacant.  This is not right, and neither gives the pupils, the teachers nor the board a fair show, nor the schools the benefit of the money is already appropriated to their use because of the “skimping” on improvements, repairs and appliances.  No teachers, anywhere, get any lower wages, and our schools never showed up better for efficiency and satisfactory results, but the unjust criticisms by a few persons promise bright for having no board members ere long, and no school at all, if their opposition is to prevail.  Inform yourselves and act intelligently and for the best interests of your town.  +

Tot-Coquille road-street-sidewalk business? Name-Nosler 
978-24 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     A. L. Nosler has laid a new sidewalk at his handsome property on Second street, and is also constructing a nice picket fence.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg health-provider item-apparel ad 
978-24 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Ladies’ tailor-made suits to order; perfect fit.  Orders from the country especially attended to.  Prices reasonable.  Mrs. Buskirk, Coquille City, next door to Coquille Pharmacy.  +

Health-death health-sickness holiday Xmas NewYear Locale-Ten-mile Tot-Marshfield business bldg [?]  978-24 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Coast Mail:  Died, at Central hotel, Marshfield, Dec. 29, 1897, Edwina Eva, daughter of Chas. Siestream [sic], aged 16 years, 9 months and 16 days.  Funeral at Ten-mile, today (New Year’s).  This is the second child which Mr. Siestreem [sic] has lost within a week, a daughter, Ida, being buried on Xmas day.  What renders his loss doubly hard is that neither child was sickly, and both were in excellent health a week ago.  +

Vital official-county county?  978-24 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The following is a supplementary list of marriage licenses issued by County Clerk Rackleff the past week, filling in the balance of the year1897 from the date of December 22d, the last one noted in last week’s HERALD: George Morehouse and Miss Lulu Hall; licensed Dec. 31, 1897.  W. Taylor Dement and Miss Nellie Figg; licensed Dec. 28, 1897.  George Bolster and Josephine Tyrrell; licensed December [sic] 27, 1897, and married December 29th.  +

Church prices [?] name-Sugg  978-24 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The Christian Sunday school secretary, J. W. Sugg, made his annual report last Sunday, giving the following figures:  Officers, 8; teachers, 9; total number of scholars, 117 – an increase during the year of 21.  The average attendance during the year was 74.  The contributions for the 1st quarter were $8.38; 2d quarter $8.14; 3d quarter, $5.18; 4th quarter $21.40; from other services, $17.96; total, $49.29; total expended for mission work, supplies, etc. $36.89.  Amount on hand, $10.49.  +
politic event organiz? Name-Hull  978-24 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
                                         People’s Party Committee Meeting.
     A meeting of the central committee of the People’s Party for Coos county, Oregon, will be held in Coquille City, Friday, Jan. 14, 1898, at 1 o’clock p. m.  A full attendance is requested, as business of importance will be brought before the meeting.
                                                WM. H. Hull, chairman,
J. J. Stanley, secretary.  +

ad travel salesman Locale-Oregon prices character enterprise-insurance? 
978-24 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     WANTED – TRUSTWORTHY AND active gentlemen and ladies to travel for responsible, established house in state fo [sic; = of] Oregon.  Monthly $65.00 and expenses.  Position steady.  References.  Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope.  The Dominion Company, Dept. Y, Chicago.  +
[M. end of locals&, pg 3]

Tot-Coquille food superlative item-hides people-attitude? Ad 
978-25 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
NEW GROCERIES      OF ALL KINDS  --  CANNED GOODS    at the LOWEST CASH PRICES.     Our terms are the cheapest, and consequently     MUST BE FOR CASH.    High set cash price paid for hides, either green or cured     All Our Patrons   Will understand their best interests at heart when we announce this fact, but we cannot run our business any other way and live.     We will be found at the Old Stand, the PIONEER MARKET.         Johnson Bro’r [sic; = Bro’s]  [+ text.  Display ad.]

Photo Tot-Coquille business bldg ad  978-25 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
Fotographs.     I AM NOW LOCATED    AT THE     WILKINS   GALLERY    and will do a fine line of     PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK.    Satisfaction guaranteed.    J. P. BEYERS, Fotographer.  [+ text.  Display ad.]

Tot-Coquille business bldg organiz Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-dock Locale-CoquilleRiver RR-CBR RR-freight RR-passenger superlative food racism-ethnic prices name-Lyons 
978-25 CCH Jan 4, 1894 
TUTTLE HOTEL  . . .   Lyons’ Property, Near Masonic Hall,    Coquille City, Oregon.    Conveniently Located to River and Ocean Steamer Landing and to Railroad Depot.    First-Class Accommodations --       Large and Airy Rooms, and Table    Spread with the Best the Market Affords.     Only White Labor Employed.    Rates:  Per Day, $1;  Regular Boarders, per Week, $4;  Transient, per week,    $5; 25 cents for single meal.      J. Tuttle    Proprietor.  [+ text.  Display ad.]

health-accident holiday Xmas OT-Remote entertain paper-attitude 
978-25 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     We are glad to state that the injuries received by William Murray, at Remote, on Christmas eve, wherein he had been badly burned while playing the part of Santa Claus at the celebration, are not so serious as at first reported.  His injuries were painful, but he is recovering.  +

Vital name-Figg Tot-Coquille(near) Tot-Marshfield Tot-Four-mile Tot-Bandon(near) church-indir official-  978-25 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
DEMENT-FIGG – At the home of the bride’s parents, near this city, by Rev. John Bonewitz, W. T. Dement and Miss Nellie Figg.
BOLSTER-TYRRELL – At the Marshfield, Dec. 29, 1897, by Rev. George Gillespie, George Bolster and Mrs. Josephine Tyrell [sic]. 
WASSON-MECUM – At Four-mile [sic], near Bandon, Dec. 30, 1897, by Justice A. D. Morse, James S. Wasson and Miss Ida E. Mecum.  [all +]

Health-birth Locale-Bullards Locale-Bullard’sFerry Tot-BH Tot-Rural 
978-25 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
BARROWS – Near Bullard’s Ferry, Dec. 30, 1897, to Mr. and Mrs. Abia [sic] Barrows, a daughter, [sic; instead of period]
LEAHY – At Beaver Hill, Dec. 29, 1897, to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Leahy, a son.
ARNOLD – At Rural, Dec. 25, 1897, to Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Arnold, a son.  [all are +]

Health-death name-Root Tot-MyrtlePoint Tot-Marshfield Tot-EastMarshfield Tot-BH Tot-MyrtlePoint(near)  978-25 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
ROOT – Near Myrtle Point, Dec. 28, 1897, Willie Forest, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Hezekiah Root, aged 2 months and 28 days.
McCANN – At East Marshfield, Dec. 28, 1897, Irene, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. McCann, aged [sic] 4 years.
SIESTREEM – At Marshfield, Dec. 29, 1897, Edwinna Eve, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Siestreem, aged 16 years, 9 months and 16 days. 
LEAHY – At Beaver Hill, Jan.2, 1898, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Leahy.
HOUSER – Near Myrtle Point, Jan. 1, 1898, Edna, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Houser.  [all are +]

Health-treatment ad  978-26 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
CANDY CATHARTIC   CASCARETS    CURE CONSTIPATION   REGULATE THE LIVER   10 c 25 c 50 c  [M. note: c has a line through it to designate it cents]   ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED.  [more]  [+  text; see display ad for layout and type styles.]

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel item-goods item-notions item-personal item-rubber food item-tobacco item- misc-word 
987-26 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
Hosiery, Dry Goods, Ladies’ and Gents’ Underwear, GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Laces, Embroideries, Ladies’ Corsets, Etc.,  Rubber Goods and Oil Clothing.  Also a full line of Groceries, Flour and Feed, Tobaccos, Cigars, Candies, Ammunition, Etc., Etc.  J. W. LENEVE’S STORE.  [+ text; see display ad.]

Tot-Coquille business bldg item-apparel item-household item-notions item-yardage item-personal item-notions item-toy misc-word 
978-26 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
Your Wants Can Be Supplied    For Shoes and Rubbers Go To The Fair Store  [+ text; see display ad,]  [list:]  [Gloves, Mittens and Suspenders   Hosiery and Underwear   Men’s Shirts and Overalls   Window Blinds and Curtains   Slates and Tablets   Thread, Needles and Pins   Calicoes, Outings, etc.  Tinware and Graniteware   Bird Cages and Fixtures   Hats, Caps and Umbrellas   Brooms, Matches and Soaps   Table Linens and Towels     Combs, Brushes, etc.   Toys and Notions of any kind]
     In fact, if you want anything at the lowest RACKET PRICES, then go to The Fair Store.  +  [M. note: list of items is complete but there is more text after each of these entries.  See display ad.]  [M. note: Racket appears to have meant low in price.]

health-provider health-treatment Tot-Coquille business bldg street? Misc-word item-stationery school-indir  978-26 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
The COQUILLE PHARMACY    COQUILLE CITY, OR.,    Corner Second and Taylor Streets    Is the Coming Drug Store.   ---o---   IF WE HAVEN’T GOT    WHAT YOU WANT, Will Supply it for You.     Don’t fail to call at the Pharmacy.  You will find a full stock of Stationery, Tablets and School Supplies on hand.      Prescriptions Scientifically Filled.       Dr. J. Burt Moore, Proprietor.  [+ text; see display ad]

Tot-Coquille business bldg superlative food entertain prices 
978-26 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
HOTEL COQUILLE,    C. H. BUTLER, PROPRIETOR.   --------      Having leased this new, commodious and modern hostlery [sic; = hostelry]     I am now prepared to entertain the traveling public in first-class style, with the very best of accommodations and at most reasonable rates. Tables supplied with the best the market affords.     SAMPLE ROOMS for Commercial men,     SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS for Families and Theatrical Troupes.      Rates -- $1 to $1.50 per day.  [+ text.  See display ad.]

Enterprise-blacksmith enterprise-livery wagon transport superlative Tot-Coquille business bldg 
978-26 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
A. C. WILSON,     J. W. FIELD.    GENERAL BLACKSMITHING,     HORSE-SHOEING and WAGON-WORK.     Having a new and well-equipped blacksmith and Wagon Shop, we are prepared to do all kinds of manufacturing and repairing in first-class style and at reasonable rates.    Give Us a Trial.     WILSON & FIELD.  [+ text; see display ad.]

condit-signs-times condit-labor condit- event organiz? Item-goods misc-word interest? Health-insane  misc-word disaster-fire paper-attitude OT-Denver OT-Colorado OT-Chicago natl filler? 
978-26 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
THE LABOR EXCHANGE.  [head, bold, spans the column.  2 thin double lines above and below head.] 
[short line-under]
Prosperity Made to Order.  [subhead, centered, bold, smaller than text; medium margins.]
     The scheme of Denver Real Estate Exchange, Denver Chamber of Commerce, Denver Mining Exchange and other organizations of respectable business men to promote prosperity by calling a mass-meeting [sic] and resoluting [sic], presents one of the strange anomolies [sic] of a rapidly approaching crisis.  It reminds us of a scene we witnessed in Chicago, the second night of the great fire of 1871.  At that time the fire had reached the city limits on the north side, and was sweeping with irresistable [sic] force in a north-westerly direction, consuming everything in its path.  Nothing could withstand the onward march of the devastating flames.  Right in the track of the approaching fire we saw a crowd of men and boys frantically pulling on a long rope fastened to a small frame cottage, vainly endeavoring to pull it away from the devouring element.  The owner of the cottage was running about like a demented person, urging his neighbors to renewed exertions, and wildly imploring them to save his little home.
     The frantic efforts of the small business men [sic] of Denver to save themselves from threatened ruin is about as ludicrous as the scene we have described.  Unfortunately, there is a sad side to this picture, as well as to the other.  These dealers in an owners [sic] nature’s [sic] bounties are beginning to see very plainly the calamity which sooner or later must overtake many of them.  They attribute the approaching catastrophe to every cause but the true one, consequently blindly seek relief in impossibilities.
    Significant indeed was the remark made by one of the speakers at the mass-meeting on Tuesday evening that he saw “none of the city’s millionaires in the audience.”  Equally significant was the statement made by another speaker that probably not more than a dozen of those present had a comfortable bank account.  These remarks told the whole tale.  The millionaires of Denver are not worrying about hard times or the delay of prosperity; they are not troubled about their bank accounts, or fearful of being driven into bankruptcy in the near future.  These men are in possession of the whole works; they are part and parcel of that giant octopus usually denominated “the money power,” which already has the country in its tenacious grasp, and consequently have little reason to fear the hard times.
     “Business is good, but profits are small,” said Wolfe Londoner at the meeting in question; therefor Mr. Londoner, who handles thousands of dollars worth of goods every day, is fairly contented.  But with the small dealer around the corner profits are equally small, and the amount of daily business done by him is but a small percentage of that done by the larger concern.  The meeting was attended by representatives of those small business men, by owners of and dealers in real estate, who are hungering for the flesh-pots which have passed from them never, never to return.
     Prosperity cannot be made by mass-meetings, or by resolving that Colorado’s climate and resources beat the world.  Neither can it be induced by appeals to support home industry under the capitalistic methods of production and distribution.  The disease is not merely local, it is universal, and the remedy must be equally radical and far-reaching.  The fact is, the era of private capitalism is at an end.  We shall never have permanent prosperity, or anything like it, until capitalism gives place to co-operation.  The Labor Exchange points the way to permanent, universal prosperity; not only this, but it provides for justice and fraternity.  –Labor Exchange Guide.  +

health-death lifestyle? Character? Paper-attitude natl filler? 
978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Progressive Thought:  Yes, Henry George is dead; but the principles for which he so earnestly contended, still lives and will continue to do so for some time to come.  In fact they are gaining strength daily.  True reformers are always sorry to lose such energetic workers from the reform field.  Although we differ materially with the Single Taxers as to a practical method for establishing justice to the human family, we mourn the loss of so forcible and valuable a teacher as was Henry George.  +

Tot-Coquille? animal-pig ad [?] misc-word  978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     ESTRAY [sic] – About 8 weeks ago a hog came to Mr. Lytton’s, at the Jeff Benham place, which the owner can have by paying for this notice and calling and taking the hog away  +

War disaster-famine health-sickness health-death world filler paper-attitude? 
978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The most profound distress prevails among many thousands of people in Cuba.  Starvation not only impends, but is an actual fact.  +

Health-treatment misc-word ad  978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
A Rubber [sic].     ST’. [sic] JACOBS [sic] OIL   For   SORENESS AND STIFFNESS.  [brief more, illegible.]  [display ad]

Paper  978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[M. note: the following are all in a column under a single heading.]  [There were no spaces between items in the text.  Spaces have been added here in order to keyword.]
                                           LOCAL ITEMS.

Tot-Coquille business bldg food ad  978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     [Local Items.]  For Fresh bread, go to Mrs [sic, no period] Wilkins’.  +

Tot-Coquille business bldg food ad  978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Local Items.]  A large lot of fresh Groceries at J. W. Leneve’s.  +

Tot-Coquille(near) RealE animal-chicken farm paper ad 
978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     WANTED – At Once [at once is in italics] – Within 2 miles of Coquille City, 15 acres or more, suitable for a chicken ranch.  Call at HERALD office.  +

Tot-Coquille Locale-CoosCounty dairy farm food RealE ad 
978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     WANTED – A good dairy farm of from 100 to 300 acres, already stocked with good dairy cows, for a cheesery [sic].  Will lease for a few years with privilege of buying.  +

Tot-Coquille house paper RealE ad  978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     THE BEST OFFER YET.  – Any one wishing to rent a good home in Coquille City can obtain a bargain by calling at the HERALD office at once.  +

Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint crime food-indir business bldg [?] 
978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     The young man from Myrtle Point, who took a mackintosh from the restaurant in this place Friday, will please return the same promptly and no questions will be asked.  +

Tot-Coquille Tot-Bandon OT-GoldHill OT-JosephineCounty house RealE ad paper  978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     WANTED, TO TRADE – A house and three lots in Gold Hill, Josephine county, for property in Coquille City or Bandon.  The above property is a nearly new residence.  Inquire at HERALD office.  +

Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-Capt-Danielson Locale-CoquilleRiver Locale-LR Tot-Coquille character holiday NewYear paper saying 
978-27 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Capt. S. D. Danielson, a prominent and popular citizen of the lower river, was in town New Year’s day.  Capt. D. included a pleasant call to the HERALD and renewed its visitations for the balance of the century.  +

Agric crop paper misc-word Tot-Coquille business bldg farm? 
978-28 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Uncle Matt Kerrigan was in our section last Friday, remembering the printer in a substantial manner.  Mr. K. left specimens of the sugar beets he raised the past season.  They yield from 3400 to 3700 lbs [sic, no period] per package of seed.  +

Paper paper-attitude character saying? Tot-Coquille business bldg 
978-28 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Tenn Robinson was down last Thursday and struck the HERALD in a tender spot to a future date.  The Robinson boys are honest, straight-going and intelligent citizens, and know a great thing when they see it.  They all read the “Old Reliable.”  +  [M. note: evidently means they pre-paid their subscription.]

Paper title speech politic tax? OT-Salem Locale-CoosCounty 
978-28 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Hon. L. H. McMahan, late editor of the Independent, at Salem, is supposed to speak at several points in this county in the near future on the subject of “State Affairs.”  The addresses will be non-partisan, and solely in the interest of the taxpayers.  +

Locale-CoosCounty Tot-Coquille condit-prosperity character? OT-CamasValley name-Smith 
978-28 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     George Smith, an old and substantial citizen of Camas valley, is visiting in this section after a lapse of 27 years. Mr. S. renewed an acquaintanceship with several old friends who are not residents here and was favorably impressed with Coquille’s evidence of prosperity.  +

Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-Capt.Fredricks Srh-Capt.Fredericks? Tot-Bandon paper paper-attitude? Misc-word OT-SF 
978-28 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
    Captain Robert Fredricks went to San Francisco a few days ago.  He is rustling up the proposition of building a steamer for the Coquille river trade, and the Bandon Recorder says meeting with encouragement sufficient to warrant the belief that he will succeed in the undertaking.  +

Locale-KentuckSlough character Tot-Coquille Locale-CoquilleRiver visit improve b-act 
978-28 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     E. P. Briles, a good and prosperous citizen of the Kentuck slough section, visited Coquille City and vicinity last Thursday and Friday on business.  Mr. B. had been at this place about 12 or 13 years ago, and not since, and was agreeably surprised at the beauty and evidence of thrift of this place.  The HERALD had a pleasant call.  +

RR-CBR RR-extension RR-natl RR-SP coal condit-outlook invest Tot-Bandon Locale-CoquilleRiver Tot-MyrtlePoint OT-Roseburg name-Graham 
978-28 CCH Jan 4, 1898
     "Bandonian," the Roseburg Review correspondent at Bandon writes as follows to that paper:  "We are going to have our railroad completed at last.  We look upon this as certainty.  Mr. Graham has gone to England to get money to complete it, and work will be commenced early in March and continued on vigorously, the object being to have it finished during the year, and handed over, as per agreement with the S. P. Co., to them.  They want the road badly as their wood supply is giving out, and they can get all the bituminous coal they want from the Coquille river, and probably for less than half of what they should pay for it in San Francisco, as coal can be brought fm Myrtle Point to Roseburg in two hours."   +
[M. note: end of Local Items.]

paper paper-attitude holiday NewYear superlative lifestyle? Character Tot-Coquille business bldg Locale-CoosCounty misc-word 
978-28 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Happy New Year to the HERALD’s many substantial friends, who have and are calling and squaring up.  The HERALD has the best subscription list of any county paper in the United States, and the proprietors appreciate the evidence of friendship, confidence and favorable consideration of so many of the good, intelligent, progressive and prosperous citizens in all parts of Coos county.  +

paper 978-29 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[M. note: the following are all under a single column headline.  There is no space between items in text, however spaces are added here for use of keywords.]
                                                        [COOS BAY NEWS.] [brackets, sic.]
Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Homer OT-SF OT-SanDiego OT-Cali 
978-29 Jan 4, 1898 
[Coos Bay News.]
      The Homer has been placed on the route between San Francisco and San Diego.  +

Fish Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-ship-Arcata Srh-freight Locale-CoosBay OT-SF  978-29 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Coos Bay News.]
     A number of the bay fishermen are going to the city on the Arcata to look after shipments of salmon send down previously.  +

enterprise-SO-Co? Srh-ocean Srh-ship-CottageCity Srh-CaptGoodall coal? OT-SF 
978-29 Jan 4, 1898
[Coos Bay News.]
     The Cottage City, the steamer purchased in the east by Goodall, Perkins & Co., is on her way to San Francisco in charge of Capt Goodall.  +

school Tot-Florence Locale-Siuslaw Srh-river Srh-Siuslaw Tot-Marshfield 
978-29 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Coos Bay News.]
     The average daily attendance of the late term of school taught at Florence, on the Siuslaw, was 36.  Miss Charlotte Vanderburg, of Marshfield, was teacher.  +

Srh-river Srh-Capt.Heuckendorff Srh-Capt.Simpson Srh-shipbuilding Srh-ship Tot-NorthBend 
978-29 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Coos Bay News.]
     The construction of a steam schooner is to be commenced at North Bend immediately, under the supervision of E. Heuckendorff.  Capt. Simpson intends building three during the coming year.  +

Health-accid holiday Xmas event entertain Tot-Empire disaster-fire 
978-CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Coos Bay News.]
     Bud Turpen was scorched on the face and neck, while impersonating Santa Claus, at the Christmas tree at Empire Friday evening.  His false whiskers caught fire, but prompt measures extinguished the blaze, preventing serious injuries.  +  [M. note: end of Coos Bay News items.]

State- politic OT-Salem  978-29 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     Salem, Or., Dec. 27. – A meeting of the county executive committee of the Populist party was held here, tonight, and the matter of the union of forces with the Democrats and Silver Republicans was discussed.  The attendance at the meeting was not large, and it was decided to call the full county central committee together in Salem, January 15th, to take action in the matter.  +

World filler war? Srh-ocean Srh-BeringSea name-Hay title? Govt Locale-U.S. OT-GreatBritain OT-Russia OT-Japan  978-29 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
                                                       Stand To It, Johnnie.
     London, Dec. 27. – Lord Salisbury, the premier, has written to United States Ambassador Hay in response to America’s proposal in the Bering sea controversy, by way of request that Great Britain would enter into an agreement with the United States, Russia and Japan, to stop sealing.  Great Britain declined to enter into such an agreement.  +

Locale-CoosCounty Locale-DouglasCounty Locale-MtNebo Srh-river Srh-Umpqua? OT-ClevelandOr OT-Cali name-Long name-Cole Locale-Oregon animal-goat agric farm [?] 
978-29 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
About Angora Goats.  [head, centered, bold, smaller than text.  Medium margins.]
[short line-under]
     “X” writes to the Roseburg Review from Cleveland, Douglas county, thus:
     “L. A. Marsters, of Cleveland, has just arrived from Coos county with a flock of fine angora goats.  He purchased them of his father, Rev. C. B. Marsters, and will make a specialty of breeding fine angora goats hereafter.  Rev. C. B. Marsters  has been a noted breeder of angoras for the past 25 years.  He commenced breeding them in California, kept them there several years, then moved with them to Oregon.  He purchased a tract of land on the opposite side of the river from this city, where he lived several years.  His angora goats used to ramble over the mountain which is now known as Mt. Nebo, afterwards he moved to Coos county where he now resides.  Mr. Marsters thinks that nearly every farmer in the northwest [sic]  ought to have a small flock of angora goats.  He claims that these fine animals are very profitable to clear brush land with [sic].  One can cut the brush off the land and pasture them on the segments, it will only be two to four years until one can plow the land [sic].  It seems like “oak grub sprouts” make fine pasture for them, and they will eat the sprouts in preference to grass.  One can see what goats have done in the way of clearing land by driving past Mr. Long’s in Cole’s valley.  He has almost cleared his entire farm of oak grubs.         [sic, no quote-mark] X.”  +

health-treatment misc-word ad  978-30 CCH Jan 4, 1898
    A felt want is that gnawing at the stomach after you have eaten a full meal, and can’t eat any more, and yet there is that feeling as though you had eaten nothing.  What is wanted then is a dose of Simmons Liver Regulator, the best Dyspepsia cure, for that is what that gnawing means.  “Simmons Liver Regulator is all that is recommended for Indigestion.”  -- A. R. Dyche, London, Ky.  +

Health-treatment ad OT-Chicago  978-30 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
RHEUMATISM, NEURALGIA, CATARRH, ASTHMA, HEADACHE.    …Hundreds of thousands of Sufferers cured without a single failure by – “FIVE DROPS.”    …CURES THE INCURABLE.     …SWANSON RHEUMATIC CURE CO.,   …Chicago, Il.  [+ text, with skips.  Lengthy.  See display ad.]

Paper RealE Tot-Coquille business bldg farm house Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint(near) Locale-CoquilleRiver animal-pig animal-chicken school agric fruit Tot-Bandon OT-Cali prices ad 
978-30 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
The Herald Land & Loan Co.     (Herald Building)     Coquille City, Oregon.    BUYS and SELLS your REAL ESTATE and anything else you wish to dispose of.     MAKES LOANS and INVESTMENTS for you.      RENTS or LEASES your farm or city property.    Write us if you want AN AGENT in this county and at the county seat.  [M.  note: this part is a 2-column spread.]
[The text below divides into 2 columns.]
[col 1]
$85  Buys two lots in Coquille City; good situation.
$600  House and lot in Coquille City, for sale at $600;  It rents for $5 per month.
$600  Buys three acres in Coquille City; this piece can be divided.
$750  Fifteen acres and improvements; not much over a mile from Coquille City school house.
$300  Eighty acres near Myrtle Point; myrtle bench land, for the small sum of $300.
$450  160 acres for sale at this price; improvements are worth $1000, to be given away.
$3000  Ranch in California for a ranch on Coquille river.  For particulars call at the Herald Land & Loan Co’s office.
$35 PER ACRE – Seven-acre chicken ranch, one and a half mile [sic] from Coquille; unimproved; bottom and bench land; time granted on part pay.  Also 19 acres, similar location; joining; $25 per acre; same terms.
[col 2]
1 ½ Acres in Coquille City, new 2 story house of 7 rooms; closets and porches; barn, chickenhouse, garden, good spring close to house, young orchard and small fruit; pasture for sow, etc., all cleared and fenced.  +
WANTED – To buy for cash about 15 acres within two miles of Coquille City; good for chicken ranch.
WANTED – To rent, a dairy ranch with 40 or more cows.
WANTED -- Renters for houses in Coquille City.
WANTED – To trade, Bandon acreage for Coquille property.
WANTED – Buyers for Coquille City homes.
WANTED – To trade for property in California, 50 acres improvements; best place on Coquille river.
Call   At once for cash bargains [sic, no period]  [+ text; see display ad.]

Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Cleveland Srh-ship-Bandorille Srh-ship-Arago disaster-shipwreck health-accid Tot-Gardiner Tot-Coquille Srh-river Srh-ColumbiaRiver Srh-bar Locale-SiuslawBar Locale-CoosBayBar 
978-30 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
                                             Shipwrecked Three Times.
    H. B. Melvin, third mate of the Cleveland, has a brother and sister living in this city, the brother being named M. M. Melvin.  The home of the family is in Gardiner, Or., where the mother now resides.  She has been informed of the wreck of the Cleveland, so that breaking of the news to her will be accompanied by the information of her son’s safety, which the brother learned to his infinite relief, last night.  Mate Melvin had been on the Cleveland only two trips before the wreck, and had served as a sailor on the Columbia several years before.  He was on the Bandorille when she blew over the Siuslaw bar four years ago, and came near being wrecked.  He was also a member of the Arago’s crew when she went ashore on Coos bay bar.  –Oregonian.  +

[?]  978-31 CCH Jan 4, 1898  [several legal notices, not copied]

RR-CBR RR-right-of-way? Suit court  978-31 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
     In supreme court, Dec. 27:  Coos Bay R. & E. Railway Co., appellants, vs Julia M. Endicott et al., respondents, ordered on motion that respondents’ time to serve and file their brief be extended thirty days.  +

Tot-Coquille paper paper--clubbing literary magazine prices entertain lifestyle pursuit-sports art superlative holiday Xmas prices OT-NewYork ad 
978-31 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
[Display ad, double column width;]
Clubbing Offers.  [head, centered, larger type than text; spans the double column.]
$1.00     A YEAR FOR     DEMOREST’S     Family    Magazine.  Demorest’s Family Magazine is more than a Fashion Magazine, although it gives the very latest home and foreign fashions each month;  this is only one of the many valuable features.  It has something for each member of the family, for every department of the household, and the varied subjects are of the highest grade, making it pre-eminently, The Family Magazine of the World.  It furnishes the best thoughts of the most interesting and most progressive  writers of the day, and is abreast of the times in everything --  Art, Literature, Science, Society Affairs, Fiction, Household Matters, Sports, etc. – a single number frequently containing from 300 to 500 engravings, making it the MOST COMPLETE and MOST PROFUSEDLY ILLUSTRATED of the great month.[sic]  [skip]
NO BETTER CHRISTMAS GIFT [sic; no period.] [centered, medium-wide margins]
Than a year’s subscription to Demorest’s Magazine can be made.  By subscribing AT ONCE you can get the Magazine at the reduced price, and you will also receive the handsome 25-cent [sic] Xmas number with its beautiful panel picture supplements.
     Submit $1 by money order, registered letter or check to the [sic; no punctuation]
DEMOREST PUBLISHING CO.  110 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
The HERALD and Demorest’s, both for one year for only $2.25

Paper paper-clubbing Tot-Coquille entertain? Literary magazine Locale- prices ad 
978-31 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
A Special Bargain    For    NEWSPAPER READERS.    The Twice-a-Week Republic   --And The--  COQUILLE CITY HERALD     BOTH ONE YEAR FOR $2.00!    [M. note: more text; but very tiny and not very readable]   …Remember the offer, THE TWICE-a-WEEK REPUBLIC, 16 pages a week, and THE HERALD, both one year for only $2.  [+ text, with skips.  See display ad.]

paper paper-clubbing Tot-Coquille entertain literary magazine Locale- prices ad  978-31 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
Do not longer be deceived by well-worded lies.  Read the truth.  It will pay you dividends.    THINK OR STARVE    THAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE!  …THE NEW TIME     FORMERLY NEW OCCASIONS.       The best Reform Magazine    Only ONE DOLLAR A YEAR.  [more text; lengthy]        …Charles H. Kerr & Company, Publishers      56 Fifth Avenue, Chicago.      THE HERALD and the above magazine, both only $2.25.   [+ text, with skips; see display ad.]

paper paper-clubbing Tot-Coquille Locale-U.S. OT-Mass entertain literary magazine prices ad 
978-31 CCH Jan 4, 1898   
     “I would like to see The Arena in every home.” – Williams Jennings Bryan, September 29, 1897.
     Subscription price reduced to $2.50.
THE ARENA [sic, no period]           Edited by John Clark Ridpath, L L  D.    _______     [skip]     It Stands Pre-Eminent as Champion of Popular Liberties.  [skip]
The Arena for 1898 will be the ideal Magazine for the American People   ---   Published monthly , 25 cents; per annum $2.50.     Specimen Copy and     Prospectus free.    ----   THE ARENA COMPANY,    Boston, Mass.   ----  THE ARENA and the COQUILLE CITY HERALD both one year for $3.25.  [+  text, with skips.  See display ad.]

paper paper-clubbing Tot-Coquille entertain literary magazine Locale- prices ad  
978-31 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
THE     NEW YORK WORLD,      Thrice-a-Week Edition.      ------   18 pages a Week . . . . [sic]         . . . . [sic] 156 Papers a Year     FOR ONE DOLLAR.     Published every alternate day except Sunday.      [skip]      … We offer this unequaled newspaper and THE HERALD together one year for only $2.25.     The regular magazine subscription price of the two papers is $3.  [+ text, with skips.  See display ad.]

dairy animal-chicken animal-pig ad OT-ClevelandOr 
978-31 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
THE EGG SEASON      IS OVER       BUT I HAVE STOCK FOR SALE --     FIVE VARIETIES.     All AGES,     SIZES,     PRICES.    Write for what you want.     ----    A Few Poland China Pigs for Sale Yet   -----  Address    L. A. MARSTERS.  Cleveland, Oregon.  [+ text.  See display ad.]  [M. note: this is son of Rev. C.B. Marsters of Coos; See 978-29 CCH Jan 4, 1898]

enterprise-blacksmith wagon farm item-tool log livery animal-horse Tot-Coquille business bldg  978-31 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
WALTER DRANE,   Blacksmith and   Wagonmaker, [sic]   COQUILLE CITY, OREGON  ----All kinds of farm work solicited.  Horseshoeing [sic] and plow work a specialty.  Supplies for logging work, wedges, dogs, rings, cast-hooks and everything used in logging camps kept on hand.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  Shop on corner north of Pioneer Feed Stable.  [+ text.  See display ad.]

Tot-Riverton food superlative prices saying? Business bldg Name-Kelly 
978-31 CCH Jan 4, 1898 
THE RIVERTON HOTEL  ---- Mrs. O. A. KELLY, Proprietor.    RIVERTON, COOS COUNTY, OREGON.    ----    EVERYTHING NEW AND NEAT, AND    Tables supplied with the best in the market.    Regular board and lodging, $4 per week.   Single meals, 25 cents.  [+ text; see display ad.]

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