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Paper  RR-n12 CCH 32 Nov 1, 1898  [pg 2, only, says Nov 25, but there's
another paper for that week.  The rest is Nov 1.]

war    (RR natl 12) CCH 32  Nov 1, 1898. 
War preparations in France, England.  /  Washington, Oct 24.  Spaniards given
until Dec. 1st to get out.  The costs of making peace.  [cp]

Beet sugar  (RR natl 12) CCH 32 Nov 1, 1898  
[M. we haven’t heard anything about beet sugar this area for a long time.] [Promising for area around LaGrande.]

RR  Trusts?  (RR natl 12) CCH 32 Nov 1, 1898. 
Washington, Oct. 24.  U.S. Supreme Court decided Joint Traffic Assn RR case in favor of US and against RR.  Case one of most important ever come before supreme court, not only for RRs, but for general public.  [cp]

Other-mining  blacksand-mining? RR-n 12 CCH 32 Nov 1, 1898
Mr. Howard, who some time ago purchased Lane mine.  They hope this mine
will prove as valuable as it is considered to be by those acquainted with it. 
Bandon Recorder.

Needed crop  RR-n 12 CCH 32 Nov 1, 1898 
Proposition of patronage to establishment of fruit evaporator and potato starch factory seems slow to develop.  This should not be.  There is a good impression on some of your citizens, nevertheless.

other-coal Tot-Newport health  (RR natl 12) CCH 32 Nov 1, 1898  
[W H Wilkins]  Man at Newport mine, night shift, engaged in timbering, portion of  roof fell on him, striking him on shoulder.  Badly bruised face and head.  [cp]

Kanematz   Xmas  (RR natl 12) CCH 32 Nov 1, 1898. [ J.S. Kanematz ad tt
he’s] received his Christmas goods.  [cp]

Srh  RR-n 12 CCH 32  Nov 1, 1898 engineers recommend $40,000?? [as
typed ] appropriation coming session congress for improvement of the
Coquille.  $1000,000 [as typed] for C. B. and harbor region.  

Courthouse name  RR-n 12 CCH 32 Nov 1, 1898 
The decorative work, cornices, etc., on the new courthouse, including placing
over the main entrance, in large Gothic letters, words "Court House -- 1898",
completed early last week and painted by artist Needham, assisted by Ethan
McDuffee.  +

Other-RR  homestead  affects Coos RR-n 12 CCH 32 Nov 1, 1898 
Settlers along line of Ore and Calif. Rr will most likely receive patents for the
land now held by this company.  [cp]

Fruit-pests  RR-n 12 CCH 32 Nov 1, 1898 
Codlin moth in Hood river valley disastrous for apples.  Now found wormy
apples plentiful in the Middle Fork, with pest moving this way.  Sound
warning to take care before it's too late.  [not a quote]

attitude abt CBR  Spreckels   crops conditions
(RR natl 12) CCH 32, Nov 1, 1898.  Potatoes are very short and of poor grade
in the valley; now if our railroad was taken from its “promoter” and despoiler
and put in the hands of those whose money built it, they would find it to their
interest to complete itr, and we could ship our products to new markets.  [M.
did editor really think Spreckels would spend that kind of money just for Coos

[M. 2009.  new item added from loose notes.]
RR-haul log locale-theCoquille  RR-phy CCH uu Nov 1, 1898  logs brought over from the Coquille.

war  (RR natl 13) CCH 33 Nov 8, 1898.  Paris, Oct 31.  Headline: Philipines
to be annexed. America to repay Spain for Pacific expenditures.  No war debts
to be assumed.

War (RR natl 13 ) CCH 33 Nov 8, 1898.  England and Russia.  British navy
assembling, decks cleared for action.  London, Nov 2.  Dispatch announcing
war preparations.  Officials announce as vy grave.  Coupled with Anglo-
French war preparations.  Russia, profiting by present strained relations Great
Britain and France, has decided to forward her arms in Far East, forcefully
seizing valuable trading port of New Chang, which Great Britain cannot
permit, it is said.  [red tilde]

RR natl  trusts   (RR natl 13) CCH 33 Nov 8, 1898. Supreme Court of US
rendered vy important decision against Joint Traffic Assn.  Decision is. 1.
Anti-trust law valid and constitutional.  2. All attempts to evade by joint
traffic illegal.  Effect of decision   1. Break up Joint Traffic Assn.  2.  Forbid
RR pooling agreements.  3.  Enforce antitrust law, which aims at compelling
RRs in return for rich franchises given them by the people, to give to all
people alike equal service at equal price.  4. Make it incumbent on attorneys
general to bring suits to break up other oppressive trusts.  Decision makes for
right and justice; carries out manifest purpose of law by doing equal justice to
all the people. And this is what the law and courts were created for.

Courthouse lbr  name  misc-words mode adopted  mechanical idea.   (RR natl
13) CCH 33 Nov 8, 1898.
[Head:] The New Court House.
     The Courthouse at Coquille City is nearing completion, and is a modern,
model, and commendable structure in every particular, notwithstanding
reports to contrary.   Mr. Peter Loggie who is [no “a” in print] recognized
authority on building matters, was in Coquille last week and thoroughly
examined the building and he says it is one that any town might be proud of,
and Mr. Snook, the contractor and builder, is entitled to all praise for the
excellent and efficient manner in which he has attended to detail as to the
thoroughness of the work upon the building.
     Mr. Loggie further declares that it is as good as any building he has ever
seen erected on the coast, and is more in keeping with the modes adopted on
substantial buildings constructed in the east.  The material used in its
construction is of the very best quality, and the lumber is as good as could
possibly be obtained.  There are reports in circulation that the building is not
as it should be, as to the mechanical idea, but these reports are not confirmed
by competent judges, and Mr. Snook is entitled to the best that can be said,
and his work is without fault.   --Bandon Recorder    +  [part-cp]

War   RRnatl 13  ) CCH 33 Nov 8, 1898. Nov 4.   Spaniards reject proposals.  More war in view.

School  street-bridge  Tot-Coq   RR n 13 CCH 33 Nov 8, 1898
Contract w/original contractors terminated and work to proceed on Coq. new
schoolhouse. Ratified Hall St. bridge project.

Animal  transport lbr  Tot-Coq    RR n 13 CCH 33 Nov 8,1898  Dunham &
White Livery Stable property became the Little Livery Stable, presently
occupied by Bert Dean, who yesterday began hauling timbers and lumber for
construction of the new stables on the S. E. corner 1st and Hall st.

Courthouse  RR n13 CCH 33 Nov 8, 1898
     The ornamental work on the courthouse is tasteful and neat.  Messr. Steiner
& Blosser, the contractors, are not neglecting their part of the contract, while
"Shorty" Frasier, their expert workman, began placing dials for town clock
     "Dad" Needham, contracting painter on the courthouse, is popular with all
parties in Coquille, and although 75 years of age he is as spry and full of life
as a kid.  He was "shy" Saturday night, but so popular at the ball that e was
engaged for almost every set, our ladies not sparing him for his blushes.

Srh RR n 13 CCH 33 Nov 8, 1899  Stmr Fawn has passed into hands of David
L. Perkius, Capt Leneve having disposed of his interests.  Capt Tom White
will stand at helm.

Graham  Burleson  fruit dryer  "needed" (RR natl 13  ) CCH 33 Nov 8, 1898.
The bay papers say that Graham has donated two lots at Marshfield for the
fruit evaporator, and that Mr. Burleson will at once put up an establishment
there. But we may yet get one in this valley, and the starch factory also.   [cp?]
    [new item]  A fruit evaporator, and possibly a starch factory also, ought to
be located in or at the edge of town, where help can be secured.  From 50 to
200 women and girls are generally employed during the season of the former. 
Men and boys chiefly about the latter.  Why not do something in Coquille
City about the matter?  [M. doesn’t say what statistics are being compared to.] 
   [new item] [fm] C.B. News.  There is a good chance to secure a fruit dryer
in Marshfield, if those interested in the welfare of a town will assist the
enterprise financially.  R.A. Graham has offered a two acre site at the depot
and other inducements, and if the citizens do their part, work will commence
at once.  The establishment of a fruit dryer on the bay [cp]  [cont. but evid not
with this section]

School  Rbc 9 CCH 36  Nov 29, 1898    City’s new schoolhouse is now taking
shape rapidly.

Srh  other-coal  conditions  Rbc 9  CCH 36 Nov 29, 1898
C.B. News. About l800 tons of coal shipped from Newport mine last week. 
One of the miners informs us they are still short-handed and that 40 more men
could be used to good advantage.  [cp]

fruit dryer  Burleson  name  Allied  Rbc 9 CCH 36  Nov 29, 1898
CB  News.  The driving of piles for foundation and wharf for the fruit dryer
was commenced last week by Christensen & Johnson.  The location is close to
depot, and favorably situated for receiving and shipping.  The building will be
40 x 80 feet, two stories, will be commenced by Grant Beale.  Mr. Burleson
will be ready to receive apples as soon as the roof is on.  Boys and girls
wishing employment in the dryer should apply to Mr. Burleson, at the Central
Hotel, immediately.

logging  locale  [haul 19 ] CCH Nov 29, 1898.  C.B. News.  W.H. Noble has
22 men employed at his logging camp on the Isthmus, near Beaverton.  His
camp buildings are completed, and when he gets everything in working order
he expects to put in about 75,000 feet of logs per day.  [cp]

food   Tot-Coq   haul-19 CCH Nov 29, 1898  If you want nice, fresh French
chocolate and cream candies, go to Mrs. Root's.  Her daughters, Lizzie and
Matilda, are making delicious candies for the holidays, and will furnish for
parties and family use.

fruit  name-Sugg    condit-outlook?   out13  CCH Nov 16, 1898
Will Sugg placed a sample of pears, “Clapp’s Favorite,”...  Pears were raised
by himself, and came from a tree only bearing the second year. They are large,
uniform in shape, sound, free from blight or specks of any kind, of a rich
russet to a wine color, faultless in flavor and good keepers till the holidays...        

Fruit-pest outside-locale  out13  CCH Nov 16, 1898
Greatly in evidence this year is the work of the deadly codlin moth on the
apples of the Hood river valley...Failure on part of fruit growers to
spray...contributing cause to this state of affairs.

Misc?    out13  CCH Nov 16, 1898
[Have been several articles about John Wolf, first thought to have met with
foul play later thought to be abscounding  executor of an estate. Not sure
whether has a connection with Wolf & Sons [commission house?], but believe

Condit  prices   name-Pershbaker  Out 13 CCH Nov  29 1898  Adam
Pershbaker has been granted pension $8 per month.

utility Out 13 CCH Nov  29 1898
Constr. work on new tel. line to Langlois will begin shortly, many of the poles
having already been distributed on the ground. (B.Recorder)

Tot-Coq  Out 13 CCH Nov  29 1898   Mrs. J. M.  Peebles buying stock of
millinery and notions.

Crop   outside-name  out 13 CCH  Nov 29, 1898
A 116 pound squash, raised by J.W. Wimer, is on exhibition in the Roseburg
Review window. He had 36 tons of squashes on three quarters of an acre.

Burleson  fruit/crop dryer  out 13 CCH  Nov 29, 1898
Captain H. L.Burleson, of the new fruit-dryer plant at Marshfield, passed up to
Myrtle Point yesterday on a business
trip of a day or two. Our friend [as typed] there are on the lookout for a dryer
and starch factory to be established there, and it would be worth their while.

church out 13 CCH  Nov 29, 1898   Union Thanksgiving services involving

Burleson  fruit-dryer  Tot  out 13 CCH  Nov 29, 1898
Save everything of the apple kind -- all varieties, including Russets -- except
little, shriveled windfalls and consult Johnson Bro’s in this city about them. 
Don’t let them go to waste. They will furnish sacks. Capt. Burleson wants all
your cull apples at his dryer.      /
    Hon. Thos. Beck patentee and sole owner of the fruit drying invention and
process to be used in the new establishment at Marshfield, was in Coquille
City last Wednesday. He accompanied Mr. Bur1eson, the proprietor of the
plant, with a view to get some lumber here for certain uses. Mr. Beck is the
designer of the plant, and will superintend its construction and placing of  the

Dairy crop   prices       needed   e-1  CCH Nov 8, 1898
The Coquille creamery last Wednesday paid its patrons for their September
butterfat.  It realized for them 25 cents per pound, and a total sum of about
$2700.  Now for a fruit evaporator and potato starch factory, and our farmers
will be fairly well provided for manufacturing their excess of raw products for
the market.

Tot-Arago   crime  e-1 CCH Nov 8, 1898  Bold robbery at Arago, store of
W.H. Schroeder

trust  condit    e-2    (red 9) CCH date?  [1898, or 97?]    [near Sept 20, 1898?   Or near Nov 8, 1898?]
Fm Western Watchman.  Rockefeller of Std. Oil Trust, Carnegie of Steel mfg
Trust have joined forces to control and event.  own all the iron and coal mines,
together w/mfcture and distribution of same.  There is no conscience and no
mercy in such a combine.
    The lesson is...not to go back to days of sm production but to utilize these
great forces of brain and capital for benefit of all citizens instead of the few. 
There is still time to accomplish this...if only voters mix brains with their

Fruit  other enterprise name   loose 9  CCH 34 Nov 8, 1898
[where is first?]  means a fair price for all varieties and sizes of apples, and it
is the intention of Mr. Burleson , one of the partners in the enterprise, to put
up vegetables as well as fruit.  (It means home market for apples, potatoes,
etc., and will be the means of distributing considerable money in this section
annually.)  +   [parens are in typed copy] 
other coal  condit  (loose9) CCH 34 Nov 8, 1898. 
C.B. News. The Newport mine has been handicapped of late on account of 
scarcity of miners.  An improvement, however, is noticeable at present and
output is now 200 tons per day.  +    [cp]

Coq Valley  Lhc   (loose9) CCH 34 Nov 15, 1898.  [Lengthy descr. Coq
valley as N.W. Pac. Farmer sees it.]   [cp]

Srh  mill  loose 9 CCH Nov 15, 1898  ...schooner Joseph and Henry towed up
to Lyons mill yesterday.  [red ck mark]
Other coal  (loose9) CCH 34  Nov 15, 1898. W.B. Atterbury, Supt Banner
mine.  [all tt in notes]  [cp]

Srh  loose 9 CCH 34  Nov 15, 1898 
Stmr Ralph again tied up on Umpqua.  3rd time.  First time, navigating w/o
prescribed crew.  Owners fined $100.  2nd for carrying more than allowable
passengers, owners fined $1000.  After paying fine, owners supposed at
liberty to run again, but boat had not been official released   Again tied up,
and now outcome problematical.  Ralph has had no end of trouble on Umpqua
run;  will take considerable good trade to regain money already sunk for fines. 
Bandon Rec. 

Fruit  other enterprise paper-attitude   Loose 9 CCH 34  Nov 15, 1898 
The C. B. News hints at an apathy on the part of the citizens of Marshfield in
the establishment of a fruit dryer and starch factory at that place by Wolf &
Sons.  We are somewhat surprised at this, for we thought they had already a
sure thing.  +

Courthouse  Loose 9  CCH 34  Nov 15, 1898
Contractor Snook received his doors, sash, blinds, etc., for new courthouse, by
yesterday's train.  There's a large quantity of them.  + 

Srh  lumber  name  Loose 9  CCH 34  Nov 15, 1898
A. M. Simpson, well known ship owner and lumber merchant. 

Srh  Loose 9  CCH 34  Nov 15, 1898
C. E. Edwards, of the Alert, on the bay.  He represents that the Alert is now a
very good boat but business is not very brisk.  

misc  Loose 9  CCH 34  Nov 15, 1898 
[M. note.  As soon as war showed up, all articles on Labor Exchange
evaporated.  ]

fish  Loose 9  CCH 34  Nov 15, 1898  [Article abt elaborate licenses now
needed for fishermen.]

Lhc  paper?   Loose 9  CCH 34  Nov 22, 1898.  [The Northwest Pacific
Farmer of Portland continues to talk about Coos County and Camas Valley.]
Srh  disaster?  Loose 9 CCH 34  Nov 22, 1898
Thurs. of last week steamer Myrl struck a snag near Norway and knocked a
hole in hull sufficient to disable her.  Mail and passengers were duly cared for
and boat lightened and finally repaired.  Sat. was put on run again.  Capt.
McCloskey was up to his business and saved a wreck and serious accident to
his boat.  The Fawn, Captain Leneve, took the run temporarily.  [M. I thought
earlier article said Capt. Leneve no longer had interest in Fawn, but perhaps
that was a different one.]

Fruit  expo   Loose 9 CCH 34 Nov 22, 1898
 C D McFarlin of North Slough received a brone medal for the second best
exhibit of cranberries at the Portland exposition. 

Srh  agric  other coal  Loose 9  CCH 34  Nov 22, 1898
(loose9) CCH 34 Nov 22, 1898.  Arcata, besides usual cargo coal, took 2300
boxes of apples, 45 boxes of butter and 20 boxes of cheese...     [cp?]

Agriculture  crop name  [clip17 CCH vv  Nov l, 1898 cont]  H. J. Little put
out about 31/2 acres in potatoes last spring -- as that line of agriculture is his
hobby -- and the result is between 40 and 50 tons of fine potatoes, or at the
rate of 12 to 15 tons to the acre.

Courthouse Burggraf Birdie Nosler Clara Gage  Anderson Lamb      
Ball   entertainments
[clip17  CCH vv  Nov 8, 1898.]
Head.  The Benefit Entertainment and Ball.
   The benefit entertainment and ball prompted by the contracting builder of
our new courthouse, H. Snook, conducted by Supervising Architect Chas. H.
Burgraf, [this time only has one g and one f ] and participated in by employees
on the building in behalf of one of their number, Gene Robison, who suffered
severe injuries and the loss of many days' time by an accidental fall at the
building some weeks since, took place in the new courtroom last Saturday
night as per announcement by Herald posters. All hands strove to make the
occasion a success, and that is what it proved to be in pleasureableness and
financially. The boys took the day off (Saturday) and prepared the room with
seats and an improvised stage for the minstrelsy performance, as well a
arranging the side rooms for reception and cloak rooms, over which Mrs. W.
Rose and Miss Clara Gage presided in the ladies departments, and J.W.
Leneve and Novie Little in the gentlemen's departments. All were most
inviting, clean and neat, well lighted, warmed and ventilated for the comfort
of the guests.
    At the hour of 3:15 the minstrel troupe was summoned by interlocutor
Harry Draper, 9 in number, including Draper, as follows: Chas. H. Burggraf
[as I typed it], Ed Sorber, "Shorty" Fraser, Henry Longuss, Mr. Alrich, Will
Burggraff [as I typed it], "Dad" Needham and Anderson Lamb. Four of these
were "colored gem men" and the others white. They gave a "half-hour of
minstrelsy" that gave evidence of talent and qualification on their behalf, and
which was enjoyed by the large audience. Their solos were well given in
negro character -- except one by Harry Draper -- and the choruses by the
troupe, in considerable variety and very entertainingly. Miss Birdie Nosler
presided charmingly at the organ.
    At the close of the minstrelsy the floor was cleared away for the dance. A
large crowd of ladies and gentlemen came in from Myrtle Point and other
points along the river, above and below, and by the time
Was called all the space was occupied, and this interesting maneuver was
conducted by Mr. And Mrs. Geo. 0. Leach and participated in by about 30
couples. Then a full floor kept up the merry program till a late hour, schottisch
and waltz and polka succeeding each other for the entertainment of the
    The result of the effort was very satisfactory to the projectors, both as to
social features and realizing a handsome sum for the beneficiary.  Mr. Snook
has been profuse in his praise of the deportment of our citizens, giving us
credit for the best in an experience of the conduct of many such occasions in
other states as well as in other portions of Oregon. The attendance was large
and the behavior exceedingly courteous and social, with no disposition to
trespass or annoy the acting officials.
    The gross receipts of the affair was even $85; the expenses, $13.25.  The
net receipts were therefore $7l.75, for which amount Mr. Snook holds Mr.
Robison's receipt. All parties connected with this affair are grateful at the
outcome.   [all +]

School  [clip17 CCHvv  Nov 1, 1898 ] school board pressing new building to

BH   [clip17 CCHvv  Nov 1, 1898]  Nat Lane, deputy receiver at Beaver Hill,
was a visitor in Coquille last Friday.  +  [cp]

Poetry-indir  crime [clip17 CCHvv  Nov 1, 1898.]  George Brant, horsethief
and poet, recently fm the jail at Roseburg, was recaptured last week and
returned to his cell.

Fruit name  [clip17 CCHvv  Nov 1, 1898.] 
Bob Dean brought us two apples yesterday morning, samples of two bushels
he had stored away just 13 months ago.  One is a Romanite; the name of the
other unknown to us. They are in good condition.  He also brought home,
from his ranch, at the same time two gallons of blackberries, and reports to us
that his berry bushes -- black and strawberry -- are white with blooms.

Burleson crop fruit enterprise  Tot-Marshfield  clipa3g  CCH pg 35  Nov 22,
Marshfield Sun.  H. L. Burleson is buying potatoes from our farmers and
paying cash for the same after weighing them on the wharf in Marshfield, and
we understand he will continue to do the same until the crop is exhausted. 
Farmers will do well to see him before selling or consigning their potatoes. 
Mr. B. also wants buy all the cull apples he can get.
     H.L. Burleson has received the necessary piling for the construction of his
fruit dryer and work will begin Thursday morning and rushed to completion.
[verified in print.]  Farmers with fruit to dispose of are requested to put it
under cover at once.  As soon as the roof is up Mr. Burleson says that he will
be ready to receive apples.  Parties desiring employment, will please make
application to Mr. Burleson at the Central Hotel. About twenty to thirty
employes will be   needed, mostly girls and boys from fourteen years up.   +

Srh  fish  clipa3g  CCH 35  Nov 22, 1898
 Bandon Reporter.  [Recorder? or a correspondent?]  The schooner Mizpah
loaded 2020 cases of salmon at the Timmons cannery at this place for S.F.

Graham sujit  BH  clipa3g  CCH 35  Nov 22, 1898
Oregonian, Nov. 11.  The case of R.A. Graham vs. Beaver Hill Coal Company
came up in Judge Bellinger's  court yesterday for hearing on the demurrer of a
complaint. Judge William, counsel for the defendent, was prepared for the
occasion and said he considered the demurrer a good one, but he has been
instructed by his client to allow it to be overruled, and an order was made
accordingly.  He was allowed 60 days in which to prepare and file an answer
to the complaint.  +

Other-coal  clipa3g  CCH 35   Nov 22, 1898       [M. Very little in papers about coal mining these days.]

Crop trust  clipa3g  CCH 35  Nov 29, 1898
Capital Journal X-Rays. .. The flax industry is more worthy of a bounty law
than the sugar beet business. The flax business is not in the hands of a trust.... 
The price of sugar has recently been advanced enough to give growers of
sugar beets more than a dollar a ton.  Will they get it?    +

Crop  clipa3g  CCH 35 Nov 29, 1898
La Grande, Ore. Nov 15.  Oregon Sugar Company at LaGrande banked its
first furnaces.  But crop only of 1/3 of what they expected.  No disguising fact
tt few growers made a profit. The beet industry this season has been a loss to
all directly connected with it.  The Oregon Sugar Company is a heavy loser.

Politic  condit  clipa3g  CCh 35  Nov 29, 1898
Capital Journal.... Right here in Oregon,, only 50 miles fm Portland,
legislators fairly fall over one another to get the vote for laws that are
unconstitutional.  Even a man who recently took an official oath to support
that same Constitution, descended fm a high seat to champion the passage of
such a law.  It looks like the unconstitutional acts of some people and the
silver planks in many state platforms will yet cause it do something desperate.

Crop  condit  trust?  Clipa3g  CCH 35  Nov 29, 1898
Sugar War is ended.  The American company advanced prices at New York
last week and was promptly followed bv independent refineries. 

Srh   clipa3g  CCH 35  Nov 29, 1898
Capt. Rook, of the Stmr Blanco on the bay, passed up the river through this
place this morning.

Other-coal  Srh  clipa3g  CCH 35  Nov 29, 1898
Riverton.  Nov. 28.  The Liberty Coal Co. are now driving air passage to
surface.  /  J. H. Timon returned fm S.F. reporting having secured services of
another stmr.     signed, Dona Ana.

Fruit  enterprise    Srh   clipa3g  CCH 35  Nov 29, 1898
(Marshfield Sun.)  The engine and boiler for the fruit dryer arrived on stmr
Empire last week.   /  R. H. Wood has 1000 boxes of apples ready for
shipment.  When this number is on the steamer it will make 8000 boxes that
Mr. Wood has shipped this season. +

Tot-Porter  mill   clipa3g  CCH 35 Nov 29, 1898
 We are informed that the Porter Mill will start up before long.  Pennsylvania
parties have been negotiating for its purchase, but were unable to obtain
sufficient land to justify them in the investment.  Lately however they have
succeeded and it is expected that the deal will be consummated before very
long when the mill will resume operations.  +

Fruit  enterprise  condit?  Clipa3g CCH 35  Nov 29, 1898
(Marshfield Sun.)  Mr. Burleson, the other day, made a few remarks to Sun
representative, complained bitterly about our farmers not gathering and taking
care of the cull apples.  He wants all the apples that heretofore have been
thrown away or left to hang on the trees gathered as he will make a visit to
inspect and purchase same.  We presume that our farmers when they know
what is wanted will heartily acquiesce in Mr. Burleson's request as it will be to
their interest to do so.

Fruit  RR-haul  clipa3g  CCH 35  Nov 29, 1898
[where is first?]    ...Brothers shipped another carload of apples yesterday.


War  Rbc 9 CCH 36  Dec 6,1898.  Spain accepts and signs to avoid a renewal
of the horrors of war.

conditions  coal  miners  Rbc 9 CCH 36  Dec 6, 1898 
Coal miners can only buy goods when they have money coming from coal
company. When they exhaust the balance they can obtain no  more supplies
until they’ve done more work, and as result, often see no cash  for months at a
time. [refers to Pennsylvania miners.]  [cp]

Climate  Rbc 9 CCH 36  Dec 6, 1898    blizzards and destruction at Boston.

courthouse         climate  Rbc 9 CCH 36  Dec 6, 1898
Contractor Snook has been disappointed at not receiving some of his orders of
finishing supplies for courthouse, which he had expected to receive last week
to enable him to close up job and return to his home at Salem for holidays. 
The storm intervened and delayed the work.

Tot  other mining  Lhc  Rbc 9 CCH 36  Dec 6, 1898
Etchings from Eckley. [Fairly long article on type of] land and industry near
Eckley.  [quartz, etc.,and placer mining.]

other-coal  Tot-Libby Rbc 9  CCH 36  Dec 6, 1898
[M note says I didn't find.]  Marshfield Sun. Work of running tunnel from
Libby coal mine into the Eastport mine was completed this week.  [cp]

climate   Rbc 9  CCH 36 Dec 6, 1898      Heavy frosts today  though days
delightfully pleasant

Srh  tug Triumph  Lyons mill  school  Rbc 9 CCH 36 Dec6, 1898
Schooner Mizpah got out of the river Sunday and schooner Mayflower and
stmr Barbara Hernster got in after the lapse of a fortnight owing to the storm.
The Mayflower was towed by tug Triumph to Lyons wharf  Sun. evening and
the Hernster steamed up to our wharf last evening.  The latter had many
needed materials for the new schoolhouse.

BH  Chandler   Rbc 9  CCH 36  Dec6, 1898
...W. S. Chandler, representing the Spreckels interests in he Beaver Hill Co., is
expected at the bay again at an early day from Portland.   +  [cp]

Tot-Coq  bridge  Rbc 9 CCH 36  Dec 6, 1898
...for new south end Hall Street Bridge recently granted by city board are
being received on site of structure at Jacobsen's Furniture near the Tuttle

Misc   Rbc 9 CCH 36  Dec 13, 1898  President McKinley's annual message to

War  Rbc 9 CCH 36  Dec 13, 1898      Peace. Paris, Dec. 10.  Peace has been
restored between United States and Spain. Treaty signed 8:45 o’clock this
evening.  --Marshfield Sun.

Burleson  fruit dryer  Srh  Rbc 9 CCH 36  Dec 13, 1898
Marshfield Sun.  Work  is being  pushed on the fruit dryer.  The building is up
and Mr. Burleson expects to start operations so [in print; verified] soon as the
trays arrive from Portland. They are expected on the first stmr south fm

courthouse  school   Rbc 9 CCH 36  Dec 13, 1898.  The new courthouse and
new schoolhouse come in for lively visits Sundays when weather is favorable.

other-mining  Rbc 9 CCH 36  Dec 13, 1898
Portland Evening Telegram. Coos County has been given a new impetus this
fall, reports the Oregon Mining Journal.  A Calif. compeny has purchased the
Divilbiss quartz mill and is putting in running order.  Myrtle Point mining and
Development Company has several tons of promising quartz near the mill. 
The Five Stamp mill was involved in litigation soon after it was erected 4
years ago and development retarded. The ore in vicinity will average $l5 in
gold per ton, with here and there a rich pocket.  The placer miners are ready
for a winter’s run. Will commence as soon as the rains begin there, with some
good clean ups at the headwaters of the Coquille and Sixes during the
summer.  And miners in general are hopeful.

courthouse or school? Rtx 10 CCH  Dec 13, 1898 (cont)
[where is first?]  last Friday.  With the ornamental buff in comparison with the
bright terracotta and gray basement walls, the structure makes a handsome and
brilliant appearance and is admired by all.  Mr. Needham has done both a
good and neat job of painting.  +

fruit dryer starch factory inducements name  prices  Rtx 10 CCH Dec 13,
Our fellow citizen, R. G. McQuigg, expresses a strong desire to secure the
fruit dryer and starch factory for this locality, and to back up his wish he will
donate one to three acres of his land to that end.  He could give
advantageously for receiving and shipping both by river and rail, if the site is
selected in that locality.  Mr. Mc realizes that $4 a ton for apples that are now
mostly going to waste would be a great step forward.  =

Burleson  Fruit dryer  crop   Rtx 10 CCH Dec 13, 1898
Ad.  Wanted  1,000 tons Cull Apples!  Cash paid for same.  Delivered on Cars
at Coquille City or Myrtle Point. See Johnson Bro's.  Parties who have
Shipping Potatoes to sell, address  H. L. Burleson, Marshfield, Oregon.  +

RR suit  name  Rtx10 CCH Dec 13, 1898. 
In the case of Aaron Rose vs C.B.R.&E.R.R.&.N. Co et al., to set aside a
deed, in the circuit court at Roseburg, Monday of last week, a judgment was
given in default.  The C.B.&R.R. [verified] seems to be getting its “business”
transactions turned down in every instance except where bluff has been used. 
+  [cp]

Fruit dryer  Rtx 10 CCH Dec 13, 1898
At Cove  [M.  place unknown but is in outside news] a fruit-drying plant was
erected last summer at a cost of $3000.  The dryer has recently closed down
after a successful run during which 80,000 pounds of fresh prunes were taken
in and 30,000 pounds of dried prunes turned out.  The dried product has been
sold at the rate of $2.50 for a 50-pound box.  +

School  novelty-wood  Tot-Coq  Rtx 10 CCH Dec 20, 1898
Handsome ornamental door-posts, for the front entrance of our new school
building, were completed on Uncle Jack Wilson's lathe last Thursday, by Mr.
Sackett, and sent up to be put in position.  Handsome newell posts are also
being furnished.  +

Health  RR  locale  misc  condit  attitude  Rtx 10 CCH Dec 20, 1898 
Bandon Recorder.  We had visitors here last week from Camas Valley.  They
came here in quest of health and visited the beach daily, where they inhaled
the pure, invigorating sea-breeze that comes in here over an uninterrupted
ocean expanse of over 4000 miles.  They returned home greatly refreshed and
in good spirits.  If we had our railroad completed to Roseburg we would have
more visitors here during the winter than we have now during the entire
summer, and the number would greatly increase throughout the year at all
seasons.  +

Srh  other coal  Rtx10  CCH Dec 20, 1898.  Several families arrived here on
the Arcata, the heads of which will find employment at the Libby mine. 
(Marshfield Sun.)  [cp]

Other coal  [Rtx10 CCH Dec 20, 1898.]  Riverton Pick-Ups.  The Liberty
mine has shut down for a few days to improve their bunkers and make some
repairs.  +  [cp]

Courthouse Rtx 10 CCH Dec 20, 1898
Part of the working force of the new courthouse left for their homes at Salem
last Friday, in a private rig.  They were our friends, D. Steiner, "Shorty"
Fraser, W. A. Guyer and Will Burggraf, all clever fellows, whom we shall
miss so much.  Mr. Steiner is an old and prominent business man and
contractor for metal work at Salem, and was at hand at all times, at the work
or dinner table, to do is share.  Au revoir, boys, and we wish you well. 

Misc entertain  Tot-Coq  Rtx 10 CCH Dec 20, 1898  Crokinole Boards, the
game of all games, at The Pharmacy.

Misc-saying   church?  Haul-19 CCH Dec 6, 1898
Capital Journal "X-Rays".  If more Christians would resort to prayer and less
to the courts, there would be a terrible falling off in the law business.  But
some Christians would rather go to law than to heaven...

RR-haul  Srh  school  [haul 19] CCH Dec 6, 1898.  The train brought an
immense quantity of goods from the bay last Friday, received from San
Francisco and Portland per steamers.  A large quantity of the freight was sash
and finishing materials for the new schoolhouse.  [cp]

Novelty-wood  courthouse  name haul-19 CCH Dec 6, 1898
Al Balch has about finished a set of Myrtle newell posts for the main stairway
at the courthouse.  They are rare beauties, and specially suited for that position
of usefulness or display.  He will finish up the stairway while contractor
Snook spends the holidays with his family at Salem.

County  Haul-19 CCH Dec 6, 1898  [Ed Rackleff is still county clerk]

Tot  other coal other mining  Haul  19 CCH Dec 6, 1898  Salmon mines at
Eckley;  also coal mines of Middle Sixes.

Tot  other-coal  interest? Haul 19 CCH Dec6 , 1898
[In article from Eckley: ] (Etchings from Eckley)
J. W. Caldwell, solicitor for Herald...visited the coal bank here, and being
shown the vein of coal was so astonished at the size and amount of coal that
the Herald and the business that brought him there was entirely forgotten. 
Wider and wider his eyes opened as he contemplated the mammouth [as I
typed it] vein that made him almost doubt the evidence of his own eyes. 
Finally staggering away, he mounted his horse and muttered as he rode away,
"Am I dreaming?  Or can such an amount of coal exist in one vein?"  The
horse seemed to partake of his master's excitement and as he journeyed along
his speed increased from a walk to a trot, then to a gallop, and ere he had
traversed a couple of miles the noble beast was going at full speed being
covered with foam as he passed the Eckley postoffice.  "Hello, John, I thought
you were going to stay over night with us!" shouted the postmaster, but
without turning his head, John shouted back, "Coal!" "Cold," " [double quotes
verified in print]   By George, I thought this rather a pleasant evening," as he
gazed in astonishment at the fast disappearing horseman, that sped on and on,
and without accellerating his speed, as he neared the summit of the mountain
he passed two horsemen, one of whom recognized im and shouted, "Why,
John, what is the excitement?"  With a magic wave of his hand he gasped,
"Coal, immense -- immense," and disappeared over the summit in a cloud of
dust that was badly mixed with water.   Cecil Field.

crop  prices   out 14  CCH Dec 20, 1898
Capital Journal. Wheat fell off one cent today. The Salem mills are paying but
49c for good wheat.

school  name-Draper   out 14  CCH Dec 20, 1898
Harry Draper has about finished the blackboard plastering in the to-be-
occupied rooms at the new schoolhouse, and the furnaces will be kept fired up
to have them dry and in condition for use at the proper time. +

Mill  misc-phrase lbr  Out 14 CCH Dec 20, 1898
Johnson’s mill runs till 9 o’clock at night these piping days of orders for

Courthouse  names Out 14 CCH Dec 20, 1898
Marshfield Sun: Thomas Hirst paid Coquille City a visit... was shown through
Coos county’s new courthouse by Judge
Harlocker, who explained the use of the various apartments, by whom they
were to be occupied, etc. Mr. Hirst is quite complimentary in his remarks on
the new building and says that it should be taken the best of care of.  +

Photo  courthouse Out 14 CCH Dec 20, 1898
Ernest Stauff has been in town taking views of the new courthouse and other
points. That of the courthouse is said to
be very fine, and will be found on sale at several of our stores.  +

Tot-Coq Out 14 CCH Dec 20, 1898   Lorenz’s occupied their new storeroom
in the Odd Fellows building

Courthouse  transport-road Out 14 CCH Dec 20, 1898
Chas. H. Burggraf, architect, and H. Snook, contractor and builder of our new
courthouse, bade adieu to Coquille City
today, having taken a private conveyance homeward this p.m. Both speak well
of our citizens and the generally kindly treatment they have received.  +

courthouse   Out 14 CCH Dec 20, 1898
Our painter, J. R. Rochon, is doing some neat work in sign-writing and other
orders.  He has been employed some while on the courthouse.

Tot-Coq  Srh Out 14 CCH Dec 20, 1898
The new wharf is progressing to a point of usefulness.  It is badly needed.

Photo  courthouse Out 14 CCH Dec 20, 1898
J.W., Riggs, photographer at Marshfield, visited Coquille City last week and
made “official” photos of the new courthouse.

 BH  church    vital-stat-indir   out 14 CCHDecember 27,1898
Rev. C.A. Stine was called to Beaver Hill Sunday to perform a marriage
ceremony...   [cp]

Tot-Coq   crop  U.R.  dryer-Burleson-Tot
out 14 CCHDecember 27,1898
Johnson’s Bro’s expect 800 sacks of potatoes down from W. .H. Schroeder’s
today, to be sent to H. L. Burleson at Marshfield.

Name-Pershbaker  lumber  condit- outlook
out 14 CCH December 27,1898
Bandon Recorder.  Adam Pershbaker ... says the lumber business shows signs
of improvement both in demand and price, and if this year is a good one for
farmers in California the lumber trade will be brisk. Mr. Pershbaker took a trip
to Los Angeles. He says the country is completely dried up and that, although
there are many elegant buildings there, he sees no substantial backing to the
country and says Coos is good enough for him.  +

Music  courthouse  entertain    out 14 CCH December 27,1898
The band gave an out-door concert from the courthouse tower Sunday --
Christmas -- afternoon. The day was delightful and many citizens enjoyed the
sweet music.  +

Xmas  out 14 CCH December 27,1898  
M.  Almost no indications other than ads that it’s Christmas. No special
edition as last yr.]

other-mining name-Pershbaker   out 14 CCH December 27,1898
Bandon Recorder: That gold in large quantities exists in Coos county is well
known, but the difficulty in reaching and mining it is a drawback and requires
considerable capital in preparing to take it out.  [ continues with A. Pershbaker
entry on gold. See CCH p37]

church  literature    entertain   holiday
e-9 CCH Dec 27, 1898
Christmas Festivities by the Methodist Sunday-School.
    A special program was given by the Southern Methodist Sunday-School
Sunday evening.  The house was crowded to overflowing.  Officers, teachers
and friends had beforehand handsomely decorated the church, including two
evergreen trees, brilliantly lighted, with festoons of vari-colored paper in
fringes, chains, etc., and neatly arranged mottoes between the windows and
the pulpit. A white dove was suspended over the chancel, bearing in its beak
an olive wreath, and the word “Peace.” J. J. Lamb presided. The program
consisted of a song by the choir, “Joy to the World,” then reading of a portion
of the scripture; prayer by Mrs. White; recitation, “Anniversary,” by Mary Lee
Futrell; song, "Christmas Caro1,” by class of children; recitation;  “Shine Out,
0 Star of Beauty,” by Rita Johnson;  recitation, “Red, White and Blue,” by
Claire Sherwood, Irene Lamb and Ethel Johnson; “Unveiling of the Star," a
class exercise; song, "Ring the Merry Bells;" 
recitation, “The Christmas Star Shines Round the World,” by Susie Tuttle;
recitation, “Christmas Time and New Year,” by Kenneth Lawrence and Irene
Lamb; song by the choir, “Star of the East.”  Here a contribution was taken up
and Santa Claus appeared in character and talked pleasantly to all.  Song by
the choir, “Good Night.”
    It was a pleasing program, and the participants did well.  The closing prayer
was then made by F. A. White.  +

Church holiday food e-9 CCH Dec 27, 1898
The Christian Sunday-school officials and teachers distributed appropriate
cards, etc., Sunday to the scholars, and popcorn, nuts, candies, etc.  +

Church   holiday   e-10  Dec 27, 1898
Sunday School observed Christmas with special exercises.

Crime- Robbery  Tot-Coq  e-10  CCH Dec 27, 1898
A most daring robbery.  Lorenz' store entered and the sum of  $1100 taken. 
[long article on]

Srh  novelty-wood  name?  e-10 CCH Dec 27. 1898.
David Carey proposes to get out about 100 cords of wood for shipment to the
city. (P.O. Tribune)

Climate  U.R.  e-10  CCH Dec 27, 1898
Gravel Ford Gleanings. Dec 22. The frosty weather has departed and the
warm rain makes the Oregonian feel happy.

Fish  climate? e-10 CCH Dec 27, 1898
The dead pilchards are still numerous under the wharves, notwithstanding the
late high tides. (CBNews)

novelty-wood  Srh [clip18 CCH Dec 6, 1898.]   
S.R. Davis, the Coos bay expert in hardwood for ship timber, came over last
week to look ahead for supplying more orders for our myrtle wood from San
Francisco. +

BH  John Kern  Tot-Coq  [clip18 CCH Dec 6, 1898.]
John Kern and John Gavin have bought and taken possesion of the Bon Ton
saloon from John Nasburg. One or both of them have been at Beaver Hill. Mr.
Nasburg will enlarge his confectionery and notion store, and will serve
lunches and quick meals. [M.  means saloon at Coq; BH was shut down.]

County commissioner          courthouse [clip18  CCH Dec 6, 1898. ] 
County Commissioner McIntosh came over from the bay yesterday to act in
the matter of receiving the new courthouse from Contractor Snook.  +

Fruit   lower river  upper river indir [clip18 CCH Dec 6, 1898.]
Bro. T.J. Perkins, our lover river nurseryman and all-round good citizen, came
into Coquille last Thursday from a business trip of delivering orders on the
North Fork and at Myrtle Point, Mr. P. tells us he is much encouraged, having
had a good patronage this year and many old ones adding words of high praise
on receipt of their order.  He says his nursery has been so heavily drawn upon
this season that it looks as if hogs had gone through it. We are glad of his
success, for he is a practical, studious and conscientious man, and deserves the
reward.  +

School  [Clip 18 CCH Dec 6, 1898.]  C.B. News. Marshfield pupils 300. 
Fish [clip18 CCH Dec 6, 1898.] 
CBNEWS  Great schools of pilchards have been in the bay for months past
(but freshets dumped mud ,which did not agree with the salt water fish and
they died by hundreds)

crop   Burleson  Tot-Coq  clip18 CCH December 13,1898]
If any one has potato land to lease for next year, address H.L. Burleson,
Marshf1eld, or Johnson Bro’s, at this place -- giving number of acres, terms,

court     [clip18 CCH Dec 13, 1898.]  Coos County’s circuit court has a new
record; only met 3 days.

Disaster other-county    [clip18 CCH Dec 13, 1898.] 
Fire at Douglas Co Courthouse. Building was only 6 yrs old. Whole upper
story afire and hoses burst, building was doomed.  Insurance may only be
$12,000 to $15,000. Bldg cost to build $40,000. Most records carried out, but
some valuable collections of papers and the papers on cases in court were
destroyed.  Not quote

Interest Tot-MP   utility [clip18 CCH Dec 13. 1898.] 
Myrtle Point businessmen are now discarding kerosene and gasoline lamps
and lighting up with acetylene -- the new gas light, which is proving a great
saving in cost and very satisfactory.  +  [cpo]

conditions    signs of times
[clip18  Dec 13, 1898.]  Man from Eugene writes "Times are hard and money
is hard to get by us farmers. Fifty cent wheat doesn’t fill our pockets very fast.
That great McKinley wave of prosperity has not reached out this far yet, but
we are still waiting patiently for it."   [cp]

Burleson   fruit dryer lbr Tot-Marshfield [clip18 Dec 13, 1898.] 
Capt. H. L. Burleson came over on yesterday's train to see to the forwarding
of delayed lumber for finishing the fruit dryer at Marshfield.    +  [cp]

Courthouse [clip18  CCH Dec 13, 1898.]  "Dad" Needham contracting painter
of the new courthouse, and employes [as typed   M:  often was spelled that
way at that time], finished the outside painting and tore down the scaffolding. 

war [clip19 CCH 37  Dec 20, 1898.]  [Articles about ] our new possessions:
Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii, Phillipines, the Sulus, the Carolines, and Guam. 

Tot-Coq  name  machine [clip19 CCH 37 Dec 20, 1898.]
Dec 20. A new steam whistle now greets us at morning, noon, and night. And
calls their people their best day’s duty, dinner, and supper. We refer to Uncle
Jack Wilson’s machine shop engine.

Srh  name (clip) (19) CCH 37 Dec 20, 1898. Barbara Hernster still coming in
to Bandon.      [cp]      /
     Stmr Weott will shortly leave S.F. for Coos Bay, Yaquina, and way ports
carrying freight and passengers.  Capt. Robt. Dunham will be in charge.    [red
check mark?]  [cp]       /  CB News.  The Alice Blanchard is in the Guano
trade running between S.F. and Clipperton Islands.  [red check mark?] [cp]

Graham-Klondike other-coal   [clip19 CCH 37 Dec 20, 1898.] 
Marshfield Sun. the newly elected officers of Beaver Coal Company are R.A.
Graham, president; T.R. Sheridan, vice president; J.B. Hassett secretary and

Rackleff    courthouse     [see also Dodge p 27]  [Clip19 CCH 37  Dec 20,
County clerk Ed Rackleff and Deputy Hazard began moving their office
fixtures, books and papers into their new and palatial quarters in the new
courthouse yesterday. The new rooms involved are neat, handsome,
comfortable and capacious as a city banking house. The Herald congratulates
them on the change from their late dark and hampered quarters.   +

Ship-South-Portland  Graham   Srh other-coal  misc-word
[clip19 CCH 37 Dec 20, 1898.
C.B. News. The steamer South Portland arrived here Monday under charter to
R.A. Graham, to carry coal from the Klondike mine.  She is an iron boat,
registered at the port of New York.  The South Portland would be suitable for
the coal trade if it wasn’t for the fact that she is top high for the chutes of the
bunker, except at extreme low water.  Purser Place informs us that she carries
over 800 tons of coal at a draft of 15 ft, which would suit existing conditions
on the "hog’s back," and allow her to cross on ordinary tide. [M.  Hog’s Back 
a place where they got hung up as they crossed bar. ]

Novelty-wood   Srh  Tot-Bandon [clip19 CCH 37 Dec 27, 1898.  ]
Bandon Recorder: The broomhandle factory made another large shipment of
broom handles this week.

Pershbaker    other-mining [clip19  CCH 37 Dec27, 1898.]
Recorder: Adam Pershbaker says that gold is easily enough saved, but the
trouble and expense lies in getting at it. There is a splendid field here for a
company with money to operate on a profitable basis and the days will come
when this rich field will be worked for the gold it contains. He says there is
gold in large quantities in Coos County.

Other-coal  Libby [clip19 CCH 37 Dec 27, 1898]
Miners who left Libby for Nevada and New Mexico the past year are now
returning.  Not q.   [cp]

Burleson  fruit dryer crop   other enterprise  RR-haul  Tot-Coq
[clip19 CCH 37 Dec 27, 1898.]
[ad.]  Wanted 1,000 tons Cull Apples!  Cash Paid for same Delivered on cars
at Coquille City or Myrtle Point.  See Johnson Bro’s, Coquille City, for
Particulars. Sacks furnished by Johnson. Parties who have Shipping Potatoes
to sell, address H. L. Burleson, Marshfield, Oregon.

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