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Jan 3

[Allied] Graham  Lhc  paper?  misc-word-ward-heeler, other?  saying  politic 
Ext 9 CCH dd & 10 CCH ee    Jan 4 [prob 3; or maybe 24], 1899. 
[vy long article presented as letter to editor of Herald fm Ward Heeler *No 1]
   Marshfield, Or., Dec 18,1897.  Ed. Herald:  Your paper seems to take considerable interest in our business over here.  I mean me and Graham.  
...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, by the suit of clothes he wears.  We make all of our officers wear uniforms; it pleases the eye and makes all of 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 count 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? ... 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.  ...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; ... 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? ...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... are a "Pop," and will bankrupt the nation; but we won't let you. ... We'll fix you yet...
   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.  [cp]

Courthouse  misc-word-temple of justice    e 10 CCH Jan 3, 1899.
[Cut of courthouse.] [ Head.]  Coos County’s New Temple of Justice at Coquille City, the County Seat  ----Description of the Beautiful Structure.
     Contractor Harmon  Snook, of Salem, Or., began excavating for the new courthouse on lot 29, Coquille City, a donation from M. J. McDonald, of San Francisco, Cal., August 15, 1898, and at the same time Micelli Bro’s, of Roseburg, established a brick yard on the Geo. Collier place, just east of town, from which to supply the brick.  The original contract, entered into by the board of commissioners, Henry Schroeder, county judge, and B. F. Ross and  I. T. Weekly, commissioners, on the part of the county, Harmon Snook, esq., of Salem, was for an entire building of brick, trimmed with stone, to be two stories in height, with basement to be used for the jail, Sheriff’s residence and heaters, the structure to be modern in every particular, and the price to be paid was $11,625. To this was added later the sum of $480 in favor of the contractor, owing to delay in prosecuting for the work when first contracted for April, 1897, by intervention of injunction proceedings, during which prices advanced on many articles included in the contractor’s estimates. However, the total at this rate was $12,105, which sum was to complete the building, including plumbing, heating and ventilation.
    The court found, a little later on, the necessity for adding to the contractor’s obligations to keep along with the progress of construction the excavation of a cesspool, for vault doors, jail door, tiling, etc., and payment to the architect for plans and superintending construction an additional sum making the total to reach  $13,837.24, which, taken from the special tax  levy of 5½ mills on the taxable property of the county, with allowances for errors, etc., the county could expect to realize the sum of $15,000, there would still be left a balance of $1162.75 for furnishing the building, fencing and grading the grounds, etc.,  in the court’s opinion.
    A later county election changed the membership of the county court, Judge J. Henry Schroeder and Commissioner Ross retiring, and Judge L. Harlocker and Commissioner Donald McIntosh assuming the duties. On entering upon their positions some modifications of materials and plans of the structure were considered, and instead of a brick, wood was a approved for the superstructure, the west entrance was closed, and such necessary modifications of the partitions made in the first story as this change called for.
    Substantial brick and cement basement walls began to loom up, of dimensions 60 x 80 feet, and 10 feet high to ceiling.  This basement front includes five handsomely finished, comfortable and                       +
well-lighted rooms for the sheriff’s residence. The northwest corner, covering a space of 30x35 feet, is for jail purposes,
and aside of the steel cage of severa1 cells, has an ample corridor, a women’s cell 8x11, and bath room 8x8, supplied
with the necessary conveniences for health, cleanliness and comfort. Entrances to this department are all grated doorways and the rooms have outside grated windows.
    The northeast corner is the furnace room, which is large and convenient and floored with concrete. Here are two large
“Perfect” Richardson & Boyington hot-air furnaces, furnishing the rooms throughout the entire building with an abundance of warmth, each also having separate ventilators, regulated for the comforts of the occupants by themselves with registers. On the west side of this furnace room, and between it and the jail, is a large 9 x 19 fireproof vault for the storage of old records. This basement is all substantially and handsomely finished, with bins for storage of coal, wood, etc.,  and convenient doorways. The sheriff’s residence quarters are charmingly inviting, and the windows thereto are all supplied with the Hill patent sliding blinds, modern in style, convenient and beautiful.
    The First Floor
Can be approached by stairways from the basement at several points, but the public entrance is the large and beautiful front doorway on the south side of the building, approached by a flight of 23 cement steps, 10 feet wide, to a spacious hall, into which -- or outward -- swing two massive and beautiful doors. To the right of this hall is the entrance to the
Fronting south and east, 24x35 feet, 14 feet to the ceiling, with southeast bay window and a vault. The windows are supplied with the patent sliding blinds -- as are also all the rooms. En suite with and fronting to the north side of the building, with a public entrance, an 8-foot corridor, leading from the main hall, is the
A spacious and elegantly designed business place, having the proportions and air of a banking house. It is 28x35 feet, with a public lobby and counter, underneath which are neat pigeon-holes, cupboards, drawers, shelves and such other conveniences as a well regulated office would demand; then a massive vault 9x19 feet, with shelving, drawers, etc., etc., galore, for filing and storing safely the public records and a cabinet for official blanks and papers.
    Immediately in front of the landing in the hall of first story, and across it, is a pair of large double doors and
protected rear stairway.
    The room to the left of the county clerk’s is assigned to
    It is on the north side of the main hail and fronts north. It is 20x20 feet in dimensions and is supplied with a fireproof
vault. Still to the left of the assessor’s office, with a north and west frontage, is a room 12 x 20 feet, approached by a
corridor, designated as an
To the left of the large hall of entrance, fronting southward, is
size 15x20 and en suite with the sheriff’s office. It has a convenient and ample fireproof vault, and is supplied with a
counter and desk room. Still to the left and the southwest room on that floor, is
    The office proper is 16 x l6 feet, with a public lobby 9 x19, and includes a private stairway to the circuit court-room above, one to the sheriff’s residence below and to the jail. The big safe is in a conspicuous position, and the office is en suite with that                +

e-12  CCH Jan 3, 1899 cont
of the county treasurer.  On the west end of the main corridor, and between the sheriff’s office and the abstract room, is a lavatory for official convenience.  Returning to main hall on first floor, on either side of the main entrance, are ample stairways leading to a landing midway, and there merging into one wide central flight again and leading to
    At the head of the right stairway a door opens into
a large, cheery, south-front room, 15x32 feet, with bay window in southeast corner. It is fit for a governor, and we doubt not  the county superintendent will be so smitten with its attractiveness that he will move in and plant himself.  On the north side of the hall, directly in front of the main stairway, is
    This room is 35x66 feet, 18 feet to ceiling, with all the conveniences of judge’s bench, clerk's and deputy’s desks, jury
box, and an enclosure for the attorneys. To the rear of the courtroom and connected with it by doorways, occupying the west end of the upper floor, are the petit jury room, 11 x 15, the grand jury room, the latter connected by private stairway with sheriff’s office on first floor. A stairway also leads to the tower.
is square, 16x16 feet, and is 90 feet from the ground to the finial. A balcony 4 feet wide circles the tower at a point 50
feet from the ground.
    The stairways are of hardwood, and the newel posts finely worked myrtle. The building is plastered throughout with cement finish and tinted.
    The courtroom and halls are decorated in an artistic manner, with borders and lines.
    The inside finish is in natural state in Coos county white cedar. The base of the wall are all wainscotted [as I typed it], with handsome finish, and the windows throughout the building have the beautiful slide blinds.
    The following named persons constituted the building force, some dropping out along the way as the work progressed and their particular part of the work was completed:
    Chas. H. Burggraf, Salem, Or., architect and superintendent of construction.
    Harmon Snook, esq., Salem, Or., contractor and builder.
    Micelti Bro’s, Roseburg, brick makers.
    Steiner & Blosser, Salem, Or., contractors for the galvanized iron work, tinning, heating and plumbing, and the work was done by David Steiner, “Shorty” Fraser and L. A. Guyer, of Salem.
    The brick work was done by Harry Draper, Oscar Taylor and Dan VanWarner, of Salem, Or.
    Carpenters -- E. Craig, Johnny Stauff, A. L. Nosler, W.H. NosIer, Wm. Burggraf, C. A. White, Cal Shields, L. A. Morgan and Thos. Krewson.
    Genial Gene Robinson was "boss" of the work -- beginning  with the excavation for the basement and ending up with the inside finish, doing all that his hands could find to do.  He was ably assisted by Novy Little, Al Hite and Henry Longuss.
    The plastering was under the management of E. M. Sorber, of Salem, a skilled workman, and a gentleman from Olalla, whose name is unknown to us.
    The painting contract was let t J. M. (“Dad") Needham and  son Walter, of Salem, Or., and these were ably assisted by our own townsmen, Joe Rochon, E. A. McDuffee and S. W. Leneve.         +

e-13 CCH Jan 3,1899 cont
    The lumber was furnished from Lyons’ mill, of  this city, and is spoken of in the highest terms by Supervising Architect Burggraff and Contractor Snook as to quality, skill of  preparation and facility of supply.
    The vault doors and fronts are works of art from the Champion Iron Co., of Kenton, Ohio. They are supplied with
approved locks, bolts and bars, and of handsome finish.
    The sash and doors came from the North Pacific Planing Mill Co., of Portland, Oregon.
    All in all, Coos county is the possessor of one of the most substantial, handsome and convenient of public buildings,
modern in style and arrangements, capacious, convenient and central. Its dimensions are sufficient for years to come, supplying the need for court purposes, public offices and county prison, and yet to the credit of all parties -- county court, architect and contractor -- the structure has bean so substantially, handsomely and honestly built and at so reasonable an expenditure. Coos county is the exception in this reporter’s large experience of public work of this kind, wherein the people have been served faithfully and honestly. The cost to our people will hardly be over $15,000, while ordinarily the same sized building, villainously slighted by the interposition of “jobbers” and “jubs”[as I tyed it], and clinched all along the line by corrupt officials and middlemen, would have run up to $40,000 or $50,000.
    The Herald congratulates the citizens of Coos county, and is glad of the humble part it has taken in the matters of selecting a site and at the same time guarding the interests of the people. We feel repaid at the consciousness of having done our duty.      +

Courthouse  e-13 CCH Jan 3, 1899
Roseburg Review: Chas. H. Burggraf, the Salem architect, was in the city Friday, enroute home from Coos county, where the new courthouse, under his supervision, has been completed. He will submit a set of plans for the rebuilding of our courthouse.

Utility  e-13 CCH Jan  3, 1899
Bandon Recorder.Work is progressing nicely [on telephone line] and the prospects are now that the line will be built to Port Orford.

Climate  holiday    e-13 CCH Jan 3, 1899  Temperature 50 degrees at Xmas, 57 on 4th of July (Bandon)

Xmas  fruit  misc-word  e-13  CCH Jan 3, 1899
Christmas day Robert Dean visited his ranch above town and among other sightly things he saw a full bunch of ripe currants, red and sound, on his bushes. The bushes were denuded of leaves, but bore occasional partial bunches and this one full bunch of  perfect fruit.

Other-coal  Srh (loose 10) CCH Jan 3, 1899  
Coos Bay News.  There is a steady demand for Coos bay coal in San Francisco, and cargoes from here are promptly disposed of.  +

Srh other-coal  RR  loose 10 CCH Jan 3, 1899   Stmr Ruth loaded with coal at rr bunkers.  C.B. News.  [cp]

Novelty-wood  timber  character   misc-word  (loose 10) CCH Jan 3, 1899 .
G.W. Peek, of San Francisco, manager and agent for eastern manufacturers of the Golden West Handle Co., also for the Battle Creek, Mich., School Furniture Co., was in Coquille yesterday.  His prospecting in this locality is very important to us, and we hope he may realize his expectations of finding the kind of timber he can utilize to best advantage and be induced to locate a manufacturing establishment here.  He wants specially broomhandles, with the additional wood for manufacturing handles for axes, adzes, hatchets, shovels, rakes, picks, plows, pike poles, etc., through all the line of implements, also for school furniture for the Michigan firm.  The Herald had a brief and pleasant call from Mr. Peek, whom we found to be an intelligent and pleasant gentleman and whom we should be glad to have associated with us, directly or indirectly, in business.  +  [cp]

courthouse      conditions-corruption&  misc-word
[clip19 CCH 37 Jan 3, 1899.]
[A fairly lengthy article on courthouse including 4" x 6" cut and almost whole page article.   Editor adds:]   cost to our people will hardly be over $15,000, while ordinarily the same size building, villainously slighted by the interposition of jobbers and jobs and clinched all along the line by corrupt officials and middlemen, would have run up to $40,000 or $50,000.

Misc-Fashion    condit-prosperity book-magazine   [clip19 CCH 37 Jan 3, 1899.] 
[Article says what city girls are doing: speaks of ] luxury is the fashion. More real laces will be used than  in years present. Spread—toed shoes, ugly and comfortable, are the fashion. Quoted fm Demerest magazine for January which apparently reflects at least the hope or the actual reality of more prosperity.  [M 2004 not sure which parts are full quote.] 

[other G.  see also clip 19 for Jan 3, 1899.]   [M. 2005 Does this mean Graham?]  [M. Oct 2005  Didn't find Graham article of Jan 3, 1899 in clip 19]

other-mining Tot-Eckley  [clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 3, 1899. ] 
[mention that there was a mine at Eckley].  [cp]   

novelty-wood  health      [clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 3, 1899.
Bandon Recorder: accident at broomhandle factory.  Man caught fingers between saws.  It is hoped he will regain full use of it. 

Other-coal Timon allied  locale  [clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 3, 1899.]
  Bandon  Recorder: We are informed that J.H. Timon of Riverton has formed a company, purchased land, and will soon begin active operations on a coal mine near Lampey Creek.  [cp]

Srh-river  [clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 3, 1899.] 
James Moore is having steamer Bismark overhauled preparatory to placing her on a regular run on this river.  It is said she will make run to Myrtle Point and return every day.  [red check mark]

School [clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 3, 1899. ]
Opening of new schoolhouse.  Only 3 rooms so far finished to induce their occupancy.  Been seated week before.  [M. what does this mean?]  [longer article] Enrollment first day 189; expect another 75 to 100 to register.

Srh  other-coal  Klondike-Graham   [clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 3, 1899.]
  It is said that stmr Coquille River has been chartered to carry coal fm Klondike mine to the City.  C.B. News.   [cp]  [red check mark]

Climate   [clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 3, 1899.  ]   Roughest spell of weather this year.   

Jan 10

Courthouse  school  misc-word  loose 10 CCH Jan 10, 1899
Chas. H. Burggraf, the Salem architect, who designed and superintended the construction of both our courthouse and new school building, has furnished us, in both instances, public buildings modern in style and arrangements, first class in workmanship, convenient, healthful and beautiful, at very moderate cost and specially applicable to the uses intended.  Our new school building is his seventeenth, a record not usually attained by so young an artist, which includes state normal buildings and several city structures.  +  [ct]

County  Rackleff  name   loose 10 CCH Jan 10, 1899
 The county court has a busy time, and Clerk Rackleff and Deputy Hazard are almost out of sight behind books and papers.  [ct]

Fruit  enterprise    loose 10 CCH Jan 10, 1899
W. F. Disher at Peachland, Cal [wrote to Herald].  There are parties there who would establish a fruit dryer here if the way is clear -- that is, if Mr. Burleson or other parties have not already arranged to occupy the field.  Mr. Disher informed them that we had the apples here, and spoke favorably otherwise except the fact as to the intentions of other parties to go into the business.  [red tilde]

Allied  Novelty-wood   Tot-multi  other-coal-indir  Timber-indir  Srh-indir  boomer   misc-saying   ( loose 10) CCH Jan 10, 1899.
 G.W. Peek [see last week’s article] ...was not long in coming to a conclusion.  His experienced eye soon revealed the advantages of the locality to their needs, and he at once entered into negotiations for purchasing the Bandon factory and that of  Lyons’ at this place [M. presume broomhandle mills] and succeeded in getting both.  While Mr. Peek will not locate in Coos county to manage these interests, a Mr. Curtis will come, who has experience in these lines and is a representative of the firms who become the owners.  Mr. Peek is more than pleased with the prospects here and thinks our wood, as to varieties, quality and quantity, is hardly excelled, while we have many other advantages, such as deep-water transportation facilities, wood and coal fuel, etc., etc.  The Herald is sure the agent, Mr. Peek, has made no mistake, and is glad to welcome such meritorious enterprises to aid in the development of our section and utilization of our great storehouse of natural wealth.  +  [cp]

Silk  Kanematz  (loose 10) CCH Jan 10, 1899.
Silk Culture in Coos. [Portland Evening Telegram] [M. seems to be no different than Dodge article. See CCH. ]  [cp]

Allied  War       [clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 10, 1899. ]   The Peace Treaty is in the Senate.   [cp]

BH  moving  Tot-Coq  [clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 10, 1899. ]
[ Article abt] C L Pennock fm Beaver Hill who has purchased property in Coquille.  At present he will remain at Beaver Hill, having employment there. [M.  BH mine is operating? Or perhaps he’s in maintenance.]  [cp]

Srh  other-coal Timon   [clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 10, 1899.]
Barbara Hernster made her usual trip and took 170 tons coal fm Timons mine.  Schr Confianza takes a cargo of coal fm Bandon mine this week.   [red check mark] 

Srh Xmas  Coos boomer  misc?  clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 10,  1899
    S.F. Chronicle. Dec 29.  Stmr Arcata arrived yesterday morning from Coos Bay with such elaborate Christmas decorations that her passage on the bay was marked by a succession of salutes.  She was green from end to end, but the most prominent feature of her dressing was the name Coos Bay written in letters of green 6 ft. high and suspended between her masts.  [red check mark]

Srh  lifesaving-crew name health-indir   [clip 20 CCH 38  Jan 10, 1899
   Eureka, Capt. Asplund, and Antelope, Capt. Anderson, the first named on Tuesday last and latter on Thurs sailed into the river.  Owing to a lull in wind and the river creating an adverse current, drifted on the North Spit and were threatened with disaster.  But in both instances the gallant lifesaving crew came to rescue and hazardous work succeeded in towing the boats to safety.  [red check mark?]

Graham  Tot-Empire  mill  Beaverton-Klondike-coal [Clip 20 CCH Jan 10, 1899.]
 Marshfield Sun.  Since R. A. Graham has secured the Empire City sawmill, two more logging  camps to be started up near the Beaverton coal mine.
   A 12-foot vein of coal has recently been discovered on R. A. Graham property.  It is several hundred yards from the entrance to the Klondike mine, on a higher altitude, and will be easily developed. +   [cp]   [M. also under suitgtry.doc.]

Fruit  crop   Burleson- name enterprise  Alaska-mining
[clip 20 CCH 38 Jan 10, 1899. ]  Marshfield Sun.  The fruit evaporator was shut down the first of the week, the supply of apples having been exhausted.  Proprietor Burleson though informs us he will resume operations this week when he will evaporate a variety of vegetables to be used for samples.  He will also evaporate a supply of vegetables for Grant Beale and Wm. Holland to take to Alaska with them in the spring.  +

Jan 19

BH  RR-passengers   logging [Clip 22 CCH Jan. 19, 1899.] 
Sylvester and Eben Huntley and J. S. Miller left on the train Monday for Beaver Hill, where they have secured employment in the logging woods.    [cp]

Climate   Tot-Bay-City  mill  [clip 22 CCH Jan 19, 1899..]
 Marshfield Sun.  The tides have been so high of late that the water came up in the furnace of the Bay City mill, necessitating a shut down.  +   

 Tot-Empire  mill  Graham  Elijah-Smith  [Clip 22 CCH Jan 19,1899.] 
The Empire mill is to be sawing lumber by the tat of next month.  Whether the mill is to be operated by R.A, Graham, for himself, or Elijah Smith is to run the mill and saw Graham's logs, has not been stated. (Marshfield Sun.) +

agric  commission-agent conditions   [clip  22 CCH Jan 19, 1899.] 
Marshfield Sun. We learn that several Coos county farmers will suffer by the failure of Dalton Bro’s, the San Francisco commission merchants.  Jesse Smith is reported to have a credit of $350 and J.N. Davis a credit of $190 with the defunct firm. The amounts were for consignments of produce shipped them.  +

Kanematz   paper-cut   courthouse     other-courthouse/Burggraff [clip 22 CCH Jan 19, 1899.] 
  The Roseburg Review, also: “The Coquille City Herald of last week has a fine picture of Coos County’s new courthouse.”      /
    [clip 22 CCH Jan 19, 1899.]   Architect Burggraf’s plans for remodeling the burnt courthouse at Roseburg have been accepted, and include many and acceptable improvements over the old structure at little above the insurance paid.  The Herald congratulates both parties.  +   [M 2005. Why Kanematz in the categories?  Did I think he designed the cut?]

Beaverton-Tot ither-coal-indir  logging  [Clip 22 CCH Jan 19, 1899 ]  Beaverton logging camp

fruit commission-house conditions [clip 22 CCH Jan 19, 1899.]
Marshfield Sun: A well known authority on the stability of San Francisco commission merchants says there are not six commission merchants in that city who could pay their bills in full if called upon to do so at once. +   [cp]

timber  logging  RR depot-Coq   Tot-Beaverton  Srh-indir [clip 22 CCH Jan 19, 1899.]  We noticed a fine stick of timber on the logging trucks at the railroad depot, Sunday.  It was 98 feet long, two feet in diameter at the small end, and was intended for a mast for a vessel.  It came from W.H. Nobel’s camp at Beaverton.  +    [cp]

Silk  Oregon-boomer  Clipa4a  CCH 39 January 10, 1899.
One of the many rare products, the culture of which demonstrates Oregon's diversified resources, is silk. 76 pounds of raw silk of the best grade valued at $450 was raised in Coos County.  The Southern Oregon Silk Station was founded in 1893.  A series of experiments was made with 18 varieties of silkworms imported from Asia and Europe.  The results of these experiments [M.   -- quoted fm Portland Evening Telegram.  But is exactly like Dodge.  Goes on to say the Coos County District in 1897 was 228 pounds besides that raised in conducting of simple experiments. The industry is now in a flourishing condition and adds another laurel to Oregon's wealth.]

Srh RR  lbr mill clipa4a CCH 39 Jan 10, 1899
Fulton arrived yest. and will take coal from railroad bunker and a deckload of lumber from Johnson's mill.

Jan 17

National   Politic   clipa4a CCH 39 January 17, 1899
[reports Oregon Legislature in session and what Nat'l Congress is doing.]

Disaster mill  climate  clipa4a  CCH 39 Jan 17, 1899
Alarm of fire at Lyons mill.  High wind, but so much rain tt mill and much property was saved from destruction.  

Srh  clipa4a  CCH 39 Jan 17, 1899   ...departures for San Francisco by Alliance Jan. 13.

Tot-MP  character  MP-boomer  clipa4a  CCH 39 Jan 17, 1899  
Upper River Department.  Myrtle Point is still on earth and if life and activity go for anything, is a permanent fixture of Coos County, with a promising future.  Much is in store for the wide-awake men who are continually coming among us, and who invariably come to stay.

Tot-MP   clipa4a CCH 39 Jan 17, 1899
Upper River Dept.  The Aluminum Store, conducted by David Toy and wife, keep a full line of aluminum goods and are building up a good trade among our people.  The Gray building (or Wilson building).

Srh Graham  coal clipa4a CCH 39 Jan 17, 1899
Marshfield Sun.  Alice Blanchard is due Fri.  She will take cargo of coal to S.F. for R. A. Graham.

Allied  judge Bellinger    clipa4a CCH 39 Jan 17, 1899
Head:  Coos Bay Railroad Sued. Sub-head: Spreckels and Co Bring Action for Appointment of a Receiver.
     Spreckels & Co. yesterday filed a complaint in United States circuit court against the Coos Bay, Roseburg & Eastern railroad, a corporation -- R.A Graham, general manager; J. B. Hassett, secretary, and T.R. Sheridan, president of the company.  Spreckels & Co. have a note of the company for $525,000, secured by its bonds.  They set up that the company is insolvent, and the road which runs from Marshfield to Myrtle Point, 27 1/2 miles, is unprofitable in parts, with no prospects of the business improving, and that the management is about to commence a suit to obtain the appointment of a receiver, which would greatly prejudice complainant's rights.  Complaintants ask that a receiver be appointed by the court to manage the road, and that the mortgage on said road be foreclosed and that the property of the railroad company be sold on decree.  Judge Bellinger made an order requiring defendants to appear and show cause why a receiver should not be appointed as prayed for.  -- Oregonian Jan. 11.

Court clipa4a CCH 39 Jan 17, 1899
County Court proceedings.  Expenses in vacation after Sept 1698 term. several districts.

School clipa4a CCH 39 Jan 17, 1899 . 
A new life has seized upon the public school interests in Coos County, which speaks well for them.  After you have the facilities, you might better have the good that is in them, the cost being the same whether you get them or not.

Paper-cut courthouse clipa4a CCH 39 Jan 17, 1899
The Oregonian of the 10th inst. gave place to a handsome cut of Coos County's new courthouse, copy of that in the Herald, including a statement of dimensions, cost, etc., summarized from the Herald's write-up.  And on the same day it was received, [CCH] the Herald's cut was solicited by letter from another city paper in Oregon for the privilege of its use and commending our write-up.  +

Jan 24

Allied  court-name  MiscCBR1-2   CCH 40 Jan 24, 1899.
Coos Bay News.  Feb 1st is the day set for the managers of the Coos Bay, Roseburg, & Eastern Railroad company to appear before Judge Bellinger and show why a receiver should not be appointed for the railroad.  +   [cp]
Allied  Srh  CBR1-2  CCH 40 Jan 24, 1899.
 A large quantity of supplies for the railroad shops, consisting of car wheels, etc., arrived on the Stmr Brunswick.  A consignment of railroad iron, to be used for putting in the track or spur from the Klondike extension, is expected shortly.  (C B News.)  [cp]

Fruit-dryer  enterprise   Burleson   CBR1-2  CCH 40 Jan 24, 1899. 
The fruit evaporator has closed down,  probably for the season.  Proprietor  Burleson has a prospect of receiving an order for a large amount of vegetab1es, but if successful, will have to add some new machinery, as to do the work by hand will eat up all the profits.  (CB News)  +  [cp]

Other-coal Riverton  name  Timon Wall    CBR1-2 CCH 40 Jan 24, 1899. 
Riverton.  John Wall has placed an engine and hoisting machine into Timon's mine.  Steam was raised last Saturday and we are told that everything will be ready for hoisting by next Tuesday morning, the 24th inst.  +

Coquille Valley  Lhc    name-Topping. CBR1-2 CCH 40 Jan 24, 1899. 
Upper River Dept. Protest against article written which did not give enough credit to Coquille wheat, cattle, other.  We do recognize the ear-marks and believe Mr. Topping to be too well informed to make such a statement. Besides, he has the welfare of his county too much at heart to go guessing on a matter of much importance. (Estimates too low on produce sold and shipped).  [M. tone implies someone else wrote article and signed Topping name.  Wonder but can't prove if he was accusing a Marshfield or Portland editor [ie, with an interest in down-playing Coquille Valley.]]

Other-mining   locale?  CBR1- 2 CCH 40 Jan 24, 1899
Upper River Dept. The o1d Salmon mine, now owned by Watson and Son, is being run to full capacity. The pipes are run night and day when water supply is sufficient.    /
    Eckley mines mentioned.   /
other article on mining in that area.

RR  CBR1-2  CCH 40 Jan 24, 1899
[Reference to] Marshfield car shops [which would have to be RR].  [cp]   [M 2004, all that is in notes.]

Tot-Coq  bridge   CBR1-2 CCH 40 Jan 24, 1899. 
Hall Street Bridge was commenced Mon of last week and pushed to completion including its connection with first street bridge and finished at last of  week.  It opens and makes useful another street fm main business part of town.

RR   Tot-Beaverton  other-coal  CBR1-2 CCH 40 Jan 24, 1899.
The employees of railroad and Beaverton mine were to have a payday last Sat.  +  [cp]

Graham?  Tot-Empire mill  clip) (21) Jan 24, 1899.
Steam was first raised in the Empire mill yesterday and the engines were turned over, the first time in many moons.  The work of making ready to start operations goes merrily on and the mill is to be in order at the desired time.  – February 1st. Coos Bay News.  +  [cp]

Srh   other-coal Timon   [clip 21 Jan 24, 1899.]
Riverton Pick-Ups.   Jan 23.  The Barbara Hernster arrived but brought no freight.  She left with a load of coal from Timon’s Little Proposition. +   [cp]   [red check mark]

logging  BH-surr   name? [clip 21 Jan 24, 1899.]
 Finn Mast and Willard Davenport have secured employment in the logging woods at Beaver Hill. + [cp]  

BH school       [clip 21 Jan 24, 1899.] 
Mrs. Cal Wright was up from Beaver Hill yesterday with a view to placing her son in school at this place.  +   [cp]

utility  UR. Name?  Novelty-wood  [clip21 CCH Jan 24, 1899. ]
Upper River Dept. Jessie G. Gelieu [M. is this correct?] and a Mr. Slater have been canvassing this vicinity the past few days and letting contracts for “telephone poles” to be delivered along the Middle Fork route for the new telephone line to Roseburg.   +   /
    Upper River. The water system and electric light plant at this place are said to be fully up to expectations.  +

fruit  climate   Srh  allied   conditions-signs of times  road   [clip 21 Jan 24, 1899. ]
 Medford Mail: “J.A. Whitman, has just returned from his trip over to Coos county and San Francisco. While in Coos county he purchased 2000 boxes of very fine apples which he had packed and shipped to San Francisco.  The apples in that country are a very good article, he states; few are pest infected; the flavor is good but they are not colored so well as the Rogue River fruit.  The fruit after being boxed and ready for shipment was detained at Marshfield several days because of the roughness of the bar and the gale that was blowing outside.  All freight shipments from that point are made by water.  Mr. W. went to San Francisco by water and from there home – thus avoiding about a hundred miles of rough stage road.”  +         [cp parts only]

novelty-wood  name  [clip21 Jan 24, 1899] 
Frank StilIwell and Sam Wheeler have taken a contract to furnish broomhandle bolts to our new firm and are quite busy. Frank expects soon to have a new house to replace the one recently burnt.   +

novelty-wood  Tot-multi  [clip21 Jan 24, 1899.]
Clayton & Son shingle mill at Fishtrap
Millard Shoemaker, of Bandon, arrived at this place last week and began alterations and improvements at the broomhandle factory, of which he takes the management since it passed into the hands of G. W. Peek, manager for the Golden West Handle Co. of San Francisco. Mr. Shoemaker and  C.T. Farris, an experienced carpenter and millwright who accompanies him, are making improvements that will largely increase the capacity of the plant, besides adding to its convenience. They will place two more fine lathes, another engine, added bolting apparatus and enlarged drying rooms, and the capacity increased to a daily output of 6000 to 98000 handles. A force of experienced workmen will be here today or tomorrow, and the work of manufacturing will begin at once.  +

County court  [clip21 Jan 24, 1899.] County court proceedings.

LR  fruit  character (public-spirited) [clip21 Jan 24, 1899.]
Our old friend, T.J. Perkins, of the lower river, visited this section of the va11ey several days in the interest of securing new varieties of fruits suitable for propagation here.  Mr. P. is an old and honorable citizen, holding the confidence of all, both in respect of judgment as to the best and most suitable kinds of fruits to grow, and in his integrity as to business matters.  +

statistics  Lhc  Srh  name-Topping  [clip22 Jan 24, 1899  ]
Geo. P. Topping figures.
Population 8,000  Acres under cultivation 25,000 to 30,000  Bushels wheat 5,000  Bushels oats 1,000  Bushels barley and rye 2,000 Bushels of corn 500  Bushels of potatoes 25,000 to 10,000    Pounds of butter and cheese 500,000   Bushels of apples 4,500  Bushels pears 300  Baskets peaches 25  Bushels of plums 60 or 75   Bushels of green prunes 60 or 75    Value of all other fruit raised in county $1000.  …Tons of sugarbeets 500   Vessels or shiploads coal 275.

Srh   prices [clip22 Jan 24, 1899.]  Vessels ranging from 100 to 1000 tons, capacity run from the bay to Portland and S.F…  Rates range from $2.50 to $4 a ton.   [red check mark?]

Other coal  Lhc coal stat &   BH srh-indir name-Bennett  [clip 22 Jan 24, 1899.]
J.W. Bennett
Coal exports      Tons    Value
         1897       74,497   $148,994
         1898        56,782    113,564
   The exports for 1898 would have exceeded by far the exports of 1897, were it not for the shutting down of the Beaver Hill  ine in the spring, by reason of litigation.  The new Beaverton mine began shipping coal in December, 1898.  A new mine is being opened by J.H. Timon, near Riverton, on the Coquille river.  From present indications it is safe to predict that the coal shipments for 1899 will exceed by far those of all previous years.
   The increased demand for Coos Bay [M. 2005 is something left out here?] on the revival of business throughout the country, and the re-establishment of confidence in American  [continued, but apparently not in this section.] 

Srh  fruit    [clip  23 CCH Red 23  Jan 24, 1899. ]  Marshfield Sun.  700 boxes apples shipped to SF on Arcata.

Srh  climate clip 23 CCH Red 23 Jan 24, 1899     (fm Bandon Recorder) Stmr Moro- heavy weather off Cape Blanco.  Foresail carried away and lift rope to same parted.   [red check mark.]  

Srh  clip 23 Red 23 CCH Jan 24, 1899   Stmr Alice Blanchard overdue Thur at Bay – but word came repairing boiler in Portland.   [red check mark?]  /
J .S. Kimball Co wrote – making arrangements to build stmr for Coq trade; gives proposed size and tonnage.  [red check mark.]

Health   [clip 23 CCH Red 23, Jan 24, 1899.]  Yellow fever epidemic in east.     

dairy    [clip 23 CCH Red 23, Jan 24, 1899.]  skimming station closed down.

BH   RR-haul   animal    [clip 23 CCH Red 23 Jan 24, 1899.]
A carload of fine mules brought in for use Beaver H. mines.  [cp]   

BH  agric    [clip 23 CCH Red 23 Jan 24, 1899.] 
 Shipment produce to Beaver H fm this station large and increasing. 40 sacks potatoes; lg # melons (3rd or 4th shipment.)    [red check mark]   [cp]

Other-coal Tot-Libby      [clip 23 CCH Red 23 Jan 24, 1899.]   Libby. Oct 2.  Work booming in our camp.

Lhc  Clipa4a CCH 39  Jan 24, 1899.  [Summary of figures of dollar values of resources: Vessels or shiploads of coal for Coos County, 275.  Other things.]   [M. 2006 is this same as Topping or Bennett report?]

Agric  Clipa 4b)CCH Jan 24, 1899 
 [where is first?]  He has established a good trade and is deeply interested in progressing in his line in that which makes him a benefactor in his day and generation.  He keeps track of new and improved varieties of fruits, notes their merits for value, studies the science of their culture, etc., until now he is an authority as a "horticulturist."

Paper politic Clipa 4b)CCH Jan 24, 1899... The Herald has been designated as "the official organ" to do the county's official advertizing ...

Srh  Other coal crop Clipa 4b)CCH Jan 24, 1899  Weott took 300 tons coal fm Newport bunker, being only partly loaded with wheat on her arrival fm Yaquina.  C.B. News 

Dairy Clipa 4b CCH Jan 24, 1899   The Coos Bay creamery sold nearly $40,000 worth of products during the past year... (CB News)

War  clipa4b2  CCH 41? Jan 24, 1899
Spanish American War.  [Was a report about it, but very little comment about stirring up public and being patriotic and very little about persons from here going to serve in it, though was reference to military companies being formed here.].

Jan 31

 Novelty-wood  RR phy 25-27  CCH Jan 31, 1899
S. R. Davis, the hard-wood man of the bay, was in this section last week selecting a shipment of ship timber for San Francisco.

Dairy stat  name  RR phy 25-27  CCH Jan 31, 1899
A letter to editor of Herald asks where Clover Leaf Creamery is situated.  (J.W. Bennett article).  And where did Bennett get output?  Clover Leaf plant was sold and the machinery shipped out of the country in the winter of 1896-7.  Accusing Bennett of not taking trouble to enquire as to the resources of the Coquille River.  [M. what position did Bennett have
to issue stats.?]     [cp]

fruit sm-enterprise  RR phy 25-27 CCH Jan 31, 1899
Capt. H. L. Burleson, the fruit and vegetable dryer on the bay visited Coquille last Friday prior to a business trip to the city.   Mr. B. will take along some sample dessicated potatoes with him, and while in the city will secure machinery for a potato starch factory and arrange to move his family to the bay.  He will also bring with him the Low-Top Burbank Seedling potato, from Salinas, Cal., the best potato on the coast and one best suited to this soil and climate. He urges the farmers to plant potatoes and plenty of them -- particularly of the Salinas seed which he will bring with him, and he will dispose of 200,000 bags of potatoes himself.   +  [red tilde]

Paper  courthouse  RR phy 25-27  CCH Jan 31, 1899
If you want a job of grading and leveling the courthouse block, the Herald, today, published the only "official” advertisement soliciting sealed bids to undertake that work... +

Tot  Coq, Riverton  RR phy 25-27  CCH Jan 31, 1899
Riverton Pick-Ups. T. J. Little, mine host of the Shepard House, in CoquIlle Ctty    /    Grace Prewitt,...Riverton Hotel  /    [Some of Riverton businesses listed.]

Name Tot  RR    RR phy 25-27 CCH Jan 31, 1899
J.W. Leneve renewed the sidewalk in front of his property on First street, near the railroad depot...

Tot  fruit  RR phy 25-27  CCH Jan 31, 1899
H.L. Carl, of Norway, shipped 45 boxes of Baldwin, Spitzenberg and another variety or two of apples to San Francisco last Wednesday. +

Tot-Coq  RR phy 25-27 CCH Jan 31, 1899
S. S. Dennis, of Portland,...has in preparation a business directory of the county in the form of a large, neatly printed
card which he will post in hotels and public offices, steamboats, etc...

Novelty-wood   Coq RR phy 25-27  CCH Jan 31, 1899
The broomhandle factory, under its new management, started up last Wednesday, as stated in the Herald it was expected to be.  Mr. Shoemaker, the manager, will push the other work of placing additional machinery and utilization of space for drying rooms, bolters [as typed], etc., right along,  and soon run the establishment on a greatly enlarged scale.  +

Other-mining  RR phy 25-27  CCH Jan 31 1899
[P.O. Tribune    descr. copper mining.]

tax county  school  RR phy 25-27 CCH Jan 31, 1899
Tax levy Coos Co: State 5 7/10 mills; school 5 mills; indigent soldier fund 1/10 mills; county purposes 13 2/10 mills; total levy 24 mills.  [but Marshfield is a bit more.  Otherwise said 1/2 mill, here it says municipal and school will increase to 36 1/2 mills]

National   [clip 23 CCH Red 23 Jan 31, 1899.]  Gold standard agreed upon.   

Srh  [clip 23 CCH red 23 Jan 31, 1899.
 [Col 2 p 2] new schooner  [near top]  .  /  [ col 2 pg 2 ] [ near ctr] new launch on river   

Srh   clip 23 Red 23 CCH  Jan 31, 1899   Fm Coast Mail. Not enough commerce CB to justify harbor improvements.

Tot-Coq  clip 23 CCH red 23 Jan 31, 1899  [  All stores Coq. Seem to be moving to new locations.  ]

Tot-Coq fruit  clip 23 CCH red 23 Jan 31, 1899  [ P 3 col 2, [last] ]abt fruit dryer.   

Tot-Coq?  novelty-wood   [P 4 col 1] [near bott]  abt broomhandles.

Suit Graham RR-name  (clip) (23) CCH Red 23, Jan 31, 1899. 
Case of J D Spreckles & Co vs C B R & E R-RR Co Judge allowed plaintiff to dismiss suit to R A Graham and J B Hassett and substitute Farmer’s Loan & Trust as defendant.

Tot-MP prices Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899  
Those oranges at A.J. Mickles', at 3 for a nickle (says the upper river man), are delicious. [M:  parens are in print.]

Tot-NB  mill lbr Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899 
Marshfield Sun.  The North Bend mill sawed 10,075,000 feet of lumber in '98. 

Fruit name Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899  H.L.
Burleson contemplates moving his family to this place from San Francisco.  Marshfield Sun.

Srh Tot-NB  lbr Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899 
New schnr on stocks at N.B. will be named Manila ... expected to carry 800,000 ft lbr. [4 masts]

Name politic  road Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899
Representative Topping introduced a bill for an appropriation of $4000 to aid Coos and Douglas counties in repairing certain wagon roads.

Dairy Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899
Coast Mail: The Coos Bay creamery... is now receiving about 1800 pounds of milk daily.

Topping  Lhc Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899  [Mail also has an] updated amendment to Topping's low figures for export.

CBR judge name Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899
In the case of J.D. Spreckles [sic, verified] & co. vs. the Coos Bay, Roseburg & Eastern Railroad & Navigation Company, in the United States court Friday, Judge Bellinger made an order allowing plaintiff to dismiss the suit as to J.B. Hassett, A. Graham [M:  R. has been left out] and R.S. Sheridan [M. I believe it should have been T instead of R], and substitute the Farmer's Loan & Trust Company as defendants --Oregonian.   +

Tax  Tot-Coq Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899
Our state and county tax levy this year is 24 mills, and our school district 12 mills -- one mill less than last year -- and makes a total of 36 mills for the taxpayers of this locality. That is 1/2 mill less than Marshfield district.

Tax school Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899 
The taxable property of this school district is $130,968, upon which a levy of 12 mills has been made by the school board to the credit of the building fund.    +

Fruit  trust  Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899
Prune Trust.  San Jose, Cal.  Jan. 27.  A movement has been begun by the farmers' club to create an association of interests to control the dried prune output on this coast.

Lhc  stat Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899
Oregon raised 22,000,000 bushels of wheat, 21,000,000 pounds of wool, 600,000,000 feet of lumber, 1,800,000 bushels of barley and rye, 1,560,000 tons of hay, 50,000,000 bushels of potatoes and 7,000,000 bushels of oats in 1898.

Tot-Coq Clipa 4b CCH Jan 31, 1899
 The Tuttle House was improved last week by the construction of dormer windows on the north and south sides of the roof.

Other-mining   blacksand-mining   Lhc?  Clipa4b2  CCH 41?  Jan 31, 1899
[Article about the gold mining in Coos Co – esp. black sands.  Also other mineral resources.]


Feb 7

Book Coos-resources Lhc  name?  RR phy 25-27 CCH Feb 7, 1899. 
[Two pages. ] The Latest Compiled Resources of Coos County by J. Henry Schroeder.  Figures that are Reliable and place Coos County right before the people.  [cp]

Srh  other-coal  [haul 20]  CCH Feb 7, 1899.
C.B. News.  A new boiler and engine, to be used for hoisting at the Klondike mine, arrived on the Ruth.   [cp]

Other-coal  [haul 20]  CCH  Feb 7, 1899. 
The output of the Newport mine has increased considerably of late. More miners were put to work Monday. [cp]   [M 2004  I think this was also fm CB News]

Church  haul-20 CCH Feb 7, 1899 Rev. Stine of Christian church just resigned his commission.

Statistics Lhc  [clip 23 CCH Red 23 Feb 7, 1899.]
 Latest compiled resources C. County supposed to be more accurate.  /
NB, Porter, Bay City, on Coos Bay, and Prosper, Parkersburg Riverton on Coq, are mining and milling villages.  /
   P 2 under figures [near bott] # stmrs and schnrs calling during year.

Natl coal  conditions   OIC co enterprise?  [clip 23 CCH Red 23  Feb 7, 1899.  ]
[P 3 col 4   fm CB News protest being made against proposed Am-Canadian treaty containing provision to strike out the 67 c per ton on coal.  Removal of the duty would practically close up coal mines on Coos bay. (says Oregon Improvement Co.)

Lhc-coal  CCHX+    X+3(cpt)  Feb 7, 1899. 
2 coal mines in active op and 6 in course of devel. 1897.   Output 1897  6,000 tons  $140,000 value.

UR AHB Tot-MP   CCH X+   X+3(cpt)  Feb 7, 1899.  
Upper River.  A.H. Black & Co. have been applying paint and calcimine to the interior of their store building, which now presents a neat appearance and shows their well-selected stock to a good advantage.  +

Name Tot-Arago fruit Srh misc-word-ult  RR-haul-indir  CCH X+   X+3(cpt)  Feb 7, 1899. 
W.H. Schroeder, the merchant of Arago, shipped about 450 boxes of apples to San Francisco on the 27th ult., …There are several important shipments of apples, prunes and other articles intervening, mostly via the bay, going to show that even at this late season our traffic is fairly good.  +

Gage county courthouse  CCHX+   X+3(cpt)  Feb 7, 1899. 
Sheriff Gage disposed of his temporary office building at public sale last Saturday afternoon.  Charley Martin was the highest bidder, and will remove the structure to a lot in the rear of his present business house.  His bid was $27.  +

Feb 14

Health  Haul-20 CCH Feb 14, 1899
Dr. William's Pink Pills for Pale People   [ad:] Heroes of the War with Spain, thousands of them, are suffering from lingering diseases induced by life in the poisonous southern camps...  Boys of  '98 may take a lesson from the Experience of the Heroes of the Civil War.  Hundreds of the Boys of  '63 have testified to the efficacy of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People in driving out malaria, rheumatism and other diseases contracted during their days of hardship and privation in the army.  These pills are the best tonic in the world.  +

School  Haul-20 CCH Feb 14, 1899    [a list of some of the questions involved on a state teacher's exam.] 

Other coal  health  Haul-20 CCH Feb 14, 1899
Riverton Pick-Ups  Riverton Feb. 14.  Last Wednesday morning, as the Timon mine started up, it was noticed that quantities of smoke and bad air had accumulated in various parts of the mine.   A passage had been left open that caused a  return draught.  J. H. Timon being present at once started to close the passage and had it nearly closed when he was overcome by the foul air.  He was taken out nearly dead.  The mine was shut down the rest of the day and necessary repairs were made.  +   [red tilde]

Tot-Coq   Haul-20 CCH Feb 14, 1899
 James Denholm, who lately bought out J. J. Lamb's interest in the hardware store...has disposed of the same to his partners,  J. Anderson Lamb and Harry Kribs...  Messrs. J. A. Lamb & Co. will continue    +

Mill  RR-haul  character haul-20  CCH  Feb 14, 1899.
Alfred Johnson, proprietor of the mill above town, last week received a carload of new machinery for his mill, which will be placed during the next shut-down for repairs.  It included a large new boiler, grates, etc.  Mr. J. is a thorough business man.  He gets no second-hand machinery, but fits out his establishment with the newest and best, and holds himself ready to meet the demands of the market.  +  [cp]

Srh   condit [haul-20] CCH  Feb 14, 1899. 
And now it is promised that the steamer Brunswick will also be put on the San Francisco-Coquille run.  It is a little singular that, at the most slack time of the transportation line, but when our harvests and mines and manufactories crowd us we have a famine.  But, we suppose these men know their business and will take the chances.  [all, sic.]  [cp]  [red check mark]

Organiz mill0Morras Tot-Coq  haul-20 CCH Feb 14, 1899 
Last week the WRC and GAR disposed of their interest in a lot...Alfred Morras was purchaser...delivered foundation blocks, shingles, etc. for residence.

Tot  climate  crop  novelty-grist  Haul-20 CCH Feb 14, 1899
Ramblings from Rural.  Snow fell five inches deep last week.   /   Jake Hayes' grist mill had breakdown yesterday.

Climate Haul-20 CCH Feb 14, 1899  Bandon Recorder:  coldest weather for 26 years.

climate  animal  BH  [haul 21 ] CCH  Feb 14, 1899. 
C.B. News.  Two deer were killed at Beaver Hill, Sunday.  The snow drove them out of the woods, and a resident of town shot them from a window of his dwelling. +  [cp]

other mining  haul-21 CCH Feb 14, 1899  [Still hopeful about] Divilbiss prospects

courthouse   climate  name  haul-21 CCH Feb 14, 1899
The contract for grading and leveling the courthouse block...was let on the 6th inst.  to Thomas Krewson for the sum of $180 in county warrants.  The contractor is to grade the north half of the block,  grade to extend into the street -- sidewalks to be properly replaced after grading.  Earth taken from the north part of the block is to be distributed on south part and all the work to be done under direction of Judge Harlocker.  All materials and labor are to be furnished by contractor, and the work to be finished before Apr 6th, prox.  In case of hindrance by bad weather, the time is to be extended.  +

Tot-Eckley  climate  other coal  Haul-21 CCH  Feb 14, 1899 
Etchings from Eckley, Christmas Home, Feb. 4.  Last Tue wind, rain hail, Wed and Thur snowed at lively rate, falling to depth 16 in., when it cleared and froze quite hard until today at noon (Sat) the weather moderated...   /
[Eckley]  Messrs. Holmes and Zumwalt have their tunnel well under way, and have struck fine coal, and the best they have struck yet, and it improves every foot they drive their tunnel.  The coal cokes fine.  +  [red tilde]

Statistics Lhc  [clip 23 CCH Red 23 Feb 7, 1899.]
 Latest compiled resources C. County supposed to be more accurate.  /
NB, Porter, Bay City, on Coos Bay, and Prosper, Parkersburg Riverton on Coq, are mining and milling villages.  /
   P 2 under figures [near bott] # stmrs and schnrs calling during year.

Natl coal  conditions   OIC co enterprise?  [clip 23 CCH Red 23  Feb 7, 1899.  ]
[P 3 col 4   fm CB News protest being made against proposed Am-Canadian treaty containing provision to strike out the 67 c per ton on coal.  Removal of the duty would practically close up coal mines on Coos bay. (says Oregon Improvement Co.)

Feb 21

utility  Haul-21 CCH  Feb 21, 1899  Wonders of acetylene gas in New York.

Church   Haul-21 CCH  Feb 21, 1899 
Episc ch.  Received new organ.  Rev Horsfall.    /  Vy interesting meetings have been held at the Southern Methodist Rev. E. L. Fitch.

Courthouse indir?  Haul 21 CCH  Feb 21, 1899  Douglas co court advertising for bids on courthouse.

Photo name  courthouse  Haul 21 CCH  Feb 21, 1899  Ernest Stauff of Arago is selling pictures of courthouse for 30 and 35 c  ea.

Novelty-woolen  Haul 21 CCH  Feb 21, 1899  It is rumored at Bandon that the woolen mill will start up in full blast in a short while, orders to tt effect having been received from President Clark.

MP-name  health  Haul 21 CCH  Feb 21, 1899  D. R. Toy, of MP is reported to be very low, of consumption.

Tot-multi other-coal  [haul 21] CCH  Feb 21, 1899.  [M. note.  Nothing said about mining in Riverton these days.  Libby news nonexistent.]  [cp]

Oregon statehood   Entertain?  Haul-21 CCH Feb 21, 1899  Celebration held Salem in honor of 40th ann.  of admission of Or.  to statehood.

Novelty-wood  Tot-Fishtrap  Haul-21 CCH Feb 21, 1899  F. E. and Eli Clayton shingle mill on Fishtrap; their mill is leased and being run by other parties.

 RR-haul  log  mill  [haul 21] CCH Feb 21, 1899. 
C.B. News. Trains are bringing logs from the Coquille at a lively rate, and it is said there will soon be enough on hand to insure the starting of the Empire mill in the near future.  [cp]   [red check mark]

Feb 28

church  Tot    RR-n 14 CCH Feb 28, 1899    Rev. Woodward of Arago delivered interesting sermon in ME ch.

Other RR  misc  RR-n 14 CCH Feb 28, 1899  Omaha, Feb. 20.  West bound Burlington fast mail beat all records between Chicago and Omaha.  The distance of 502 miles and the actual running time was 8 hours and 33 minutes.  The train made 100 miles an hour for several spurts.  [cp]  

Lhc-World-pop  RR-n 14 CCH Feb 28, 1899  Present pop.  world 1.5 billion of which males constitute 49%.

Utility  Srh  RR-n 14 CCH Feb 28, 1899 P.O. Tribune.  Bandon and Langlois are now connected by telephone...  wire for completion of the line through to Wedderburn will be shipped to this place from San Francisco.  +

Tot-Arago   dairy  RR-n 14 CCH Feb 28, 1899  Arago Creamery now owned by W H Schroeder and W M Burgess of Arago.

Courthouse  RR-tramway  RR-n 14 CCH Feb 28, 1899
Thomas Krewson, contractor for grading and leveling the courthouse block, began work last week, and has constructed a temporary tramway track and car for the purpose of delivering the excavated earth from the higher ground to the fills.  +

Mill   lbr   RR-n 14 CCH Feb 28, 1899 
Work has begun at enlarging capacity, repair and reconstruction of Lyons' mill.  Besides a large part of the mill being new, most of the old will be repaired and additions made.  Another engine, larger than the original one, will be placed also to divide the work,, thus greatly increasing the daily output of sawed lumber.  +

Novelty-wood   Srh  RR-n 14 CCH Feb 28, 1899   Bandon Recorder.  The broom handle factory shipped a quantity of handles on the Hernster.  [red check mark]

Novelty-wool    Srh?  RR-n 14 CCH Feb 28, 1899    Mr. Clark, of the woolen mills, also returned Thursday from a business trip to the city and Portland.  He had some of the goods shipped back from the city and sent them to Portland, where he made arrangements for their sale on that market.  +    [cp]

Novelty-wood  Stave-mill  lbr  Graham  Srh   RR-n 14   Feb 28, 1899.  C.B. News. E. C. Hall started up the stave mill today, to saw a cargo of cedar lumber for R.A. Graham, to be shipped to San Francisco by the schooner Sacramento, on the way to this port.  +  [cp]

County-official tax  Haul-21 CCH Feb 28, 1899  
Assessor Lawrence, T. J. Thrift, deputy assessor.

UR   fruit  name  Haul-21 CCH  Feb 28, 1899
Upper River.  Why do so many send away for fruit trees when J. F. Noyes, our local nurseryman, can supply all the best grades of fruit and you run no risk of importing fruit pests to destroy your neighbors' orchards?  If home industry was more fully appreciated and reasonably rewarded all would fare better.

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