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COQUILLE CITY HERALD    Coquille, OR.

MARCH - APRIL, 1899

MARCH

March 7

Laws-legislature  RR-n 14 CCH Mar 7, 1899  [list of new laws passed by
legislature.]

Health  BH  (RR natl 14 ) Mar 7, 1899. [Still lists Dr. Mingus at B.H.]  [cp]

Climate  UR  RR-n 14 CCH Mar 7, 1899. 
Upper River. All nature seems to rejoice. Sunday one of pleasantest days to be
anywhere found.

School  conditions  prices  RR-n 14  CCH Mar 7, 1899  Estimated value of
schoolhouse and grounds $6800.  Av. Salaries pd  teachers  Males $50 
females 40.

Climate RR-n 14  CCH Mar 7, 1899    flood at Gravel Ford.

Climate  name   RR-n 14 CCH Mar 7, 1899  Rise in river at this place last
Wed morn the most rapid [J B Fox] had ever witnessed.  Rose nearly 3 ft from
3 to 5 in the morn.

Novelty-wood Broom factory  crop  character-trait RR-n 14 CCH Mar 7, 1899
     H. A. Todd, of Round Hill Farm, near Arago, and proprietor and manager of
the broom factory at that place....Mr. Todd is an enterprising, good citizen, and deserves
 special encouragement in the industry which he has instituted.  He is a practical
broom maker and came from where corn was one of the staple productions,
and having invested in a home here, the counsel that "corn won't grow here," and the
"I told you so" disparaging criticism, up to this time he made a small experiment the
past season, but sufficient to assure him that he will succeed at the next trial.  Mr.
Todd is making an extra good and neat article of brooms, and supplies our
home market almost entirely.  Our merchants handle his manufacture willingly
and the brooms are popular with our people.  Mr. Todd is putting out a large
orchard also, and will take a hand in growing good fruit and carefully preparing the
same for market.  +

RR  climate clipa 4c CCH Mar 7, 1899 
     Wm. Strahan, section boss on the railroad, came down the line from Myrtle
Point last Friday morning, going as far as Cedar Point, at which place he had
to stop, the track there being  submerged to a depth of about 3 feet.  The
damage to the track from Myrtle Point down was  very trifling, and the train
could pass over any of them, but from Cedar Point on the track was  under
water a good part of the way and obstructed at two or three points by slides.  +

Novelty-woolen  clipa 4c CCH Mar 7, 1899
     The Bandon Woolen Mills Co. will receive bids, up to April lst, for the
construction of a 2-story building, 24x4O feet, together with necessary piling,
foundation, etc. +

Other-coal character?  Condition-prospects clipa 4c CCH Mar 7, 1899 
     J. H. Timon, the coal mining man, has been in our vicinity for several days
past looking over several prospects with a view to leasing.  He already has an
option on one coal tract but is making a survey of the others and will more
than likely get hold of the Southport property; ie,  he will, if he can get terms
to suit.  Mr. Timon is one of our practical mining men and has succeeded in
this county where others have failed.  He has been successfully operating a
mine at Riverton for the past five years, but owing to slack shipping facilities
has been forced to come to this side of the Isthmus.  He is an enthusiast on the
coal of Coos county, by no means does he exaggerate when he says that Coos
bay will, in 10 months, be shipping twice the amount of coal it has ever
shipped before.    +

RR judge clipa 4c CCH Mar 7, 1899
On Monday, Feb. 27th, Judge Bellinger at Portland, refused the application of
J.D. Spreckles & Co. for the appointment of a receiver for the railroad.

Name other coal climate  clipa 4c CCH Mar 7, 1899
Will Cox came up from the Klondike mine last Thursday, work having been
stopped on account of the flood and land slides. ...

School  stat  clipa 4c CCH Mar 7, 1900
School census completed by Clerk Boutell Parents and guardians, 242; males
between 4 and 20 yrs, 142; females between 4 and 20, 163.  Total of
scholastic population is therefore 209 -- or an increase of 6 over last year.

Animal  BH clipa 4c CCH Mar 7, 1900  Deer still numerous in B.H. vicinity.  

Name animal other coal clipa 4c CCH Mar 7, 1900  W. H. Wilkins, stable
boss at the Newport mine.

Locale  mill Graham  clipa 4c CCH Mar 7, 1900
     The Bay City mill and the stave mill are both sawing orders for R. A. Graham,
which leads many to believe that the Empire mill will not start up, as was the
intention a short time ago.  +

Name war  entertain clipa 4c CCH Mar 7, 1900
     Capt. J. Ernst has sent for a moving picture machine, known as an optograph.
...  He will have a long list of animated pictures, including views of Cuba and
Manila, and battle scenes of the late war. +

Mar 14

utility  novelty-wood poles  Tot  haul-22 CCH  Mar 14, 1899 
Work of setting poles from P. O. to Dairyville commenced last Thur and
being rapidly pushed ahead.  (P O Tribune)

Novelty-woolen  condit-prospects  haul-22 CCH Mar 14, 1899
Marshfield Sun. 
     President Clark, of the Bandon woolen mills...has hopes of some beneficial
results in the way of advanced prices since the consolidation of eastern wool
factories and thinks that a combination should be formed on the coast.  +

UR  climate  RR   misc-word   [haul 22] CCH March 14, 1899. 
Upper River.  The train came over from Marshfield last Friday, the first time
since the freshet. +  [cp]

Animal crop  Tot? UR  RR-haul  [haul 22] CCH Mar 14, 1899
 Upper River. S. E.  Johnson & Co. shipped a lot of hogs, potatoes and oats to
Marshfield by Monday’s train.  +  [cp]

UR  fruit  climate   misc-word freshet  haul-22 CCH Mar 14, 1899
Upper River.  J. F. Noyes, our local nurseryman, lost several thousand young
fruit trees by driftwood being lodged on one of his nursery plats near town. 
He is much the heaviest loser of anyone in this vicinity from damage done by
the late freshet.

Other-mining farming crop condit-prospects boomer
Haul-22 CCH Mar 14, 1899  
Etchings from Eckley.  Salmon mine now worked with fair success.  Divilbiss
mine at standstill.  /    There has been but little farming done up here this
spring, but grain sown last fall looks fine and in many places is from 3 to 6
inches high.  /   Peace, health and prosperity reign supreme in this most
beautiful part of Oregon.

Courthouse indir school-indir Haul-22 CCH Mar 14, 1899 
[article abt further
exploits of Chas.  Burggraf.  Out of 22 schoolhouse plans submitted he was
awarded 18, etc. /  [ Other article about]  H. Snook being lowest of 2 bidders
on rebuilding Douglas courthouse.

Tot-BH county taxes  Mill  Spreckels  [categories?]  names  
[haul 22] CCH March 14, 1899. 
[List of] Coos County’s Tax payers who pay more than $100.  Included are
Bandon Woolen Mills $158 10,  Beaver Hill Coal Co $617 04, A H Black &
Co $144 50,  CBR $1,772 24, Glasgow Townsite 114 00, Glasgow Coal and
Lumber 213 60, Alfred Johnson 183 35,  Jas A Lyons Estate 627 75,  C H
Merchant 893 29, A Pershbaker 528 83, R D Sanford 162 36, A M Simpson
1,433 16, Spreckles Bros. 231 57,  So. O., Co 5,244 20.  [and many others.] 
[cp]

health clip24  CCH Red 24  Mar 14, 1899.]  14 cases of “don’t know what is”
[ last wks quarantine.]. There was no scarlet fever in the city.

agric law   [clip 24 CCH Red 24, Mar 14, 1899.]  [Pg 1.]  A new law to
protect Ore fruit crops and hops. 

Srh  clip 24 CCH Red 24  Mar 14, 1899.  [p2]  river and harbor
appropriations. 
 
Locale?  Other-mining  clip 24 CCH Red 24  Mar 14, 1899  Divilbiss mine at
standstill, Eckley   Operators failed to pay men.  Salmon [mine] working w/
fair success.

climate  farming    [clip24  CCH Red 24 Mar 14, 1899.  
Complaint abt two dry seasons in row. Hard for farmers.  Fm the Class
Struggle.  [not local?] 

county tax  clip 24 CCH Red 24  Mar 14, 1899   Coos Co’s Taxpayers who
pay over $100. 

Court indir  Tot-Empire   [clip 24 CCH Red 24 CCH Mar 14, 1899 [court
indir] Descr. of Empire City.

Mar 21

Lhc  Tot-Empire   S O Co   haul-22 CCH Mar 21, 1899
[Lengthy descr. Empire City.]  pop about 300 persons present.   So Ore co
owns the largest sawmill in the county.
     We are of the opinion that with railroad connection with the interior of the
state, Empire City would become a thriving business place and a desirable
place for residence on account of its beautiful location and fine, healthy
climate.
     (Empire) was the county seat from the first organization f Coos county
until the 1st of July, 1897, when, in pursuance to an election of the voters of
the county, the county seat was changed to Coquille City.  [part was cp]

misc  firsts  haul-22 CCH Mar 21, 1899
[A list of the "firsts" such as first bridge mentioned in history, first aqueduct,
watch, telescope, Lucifer match (1829), first steel pen (1830), etc.]

Tot-Eckley  climate  haul-22 CCH Mar 21, 1899 
Etchings from Eckley.  Christmas Home, March 18.  ...a touch of Alaska
weather on mtns, as the same are covered with snow, while at the foot of the
mtns violets are blooming as though spring...

other-mining  haul-22 CCH Mar 21, 1899  more on Salmon mines, Divilbiss

UR  climate  haul-22 CCH Mar 21, 1899  Upper River.  Last Wed snowstorm
beat the record for Coos:  11 in in one night.  All melted away as warm
sunshine.

Tots   other-coal  animal  school-indir   [haul  22-23] CCH Mar 21, 1899 
Libby, March 18.  Wm. Campbell, superintendent of the Beaverton mines,
was visiting old-time friends here last week.  /
   It was rumored here that P. Hennessey had wanted to resign his position as
superintendent lately, but the company had given him a substantial advance on
his salary and induced him to stay.  /
   Alex Campbell has gone to San Francisco to take lessons in a veterinary
college, preparatory to taking a position as attendant of the stables here.    [cp]

name  logging  crop  haul-23 CCH Mar 21, 1899  John Perrott shipped 8 tons
of nice baled hay to John Yoakam's logging camp last Friday.

Name  health  animal  Haul-23 CCH Mar 21, 1899  Frank Wilson had the end
of his right thumb nearly bitten off by a cow while rendering her assistance
from choking on a spud.

Dairy  Haul-23 CCH Mar 21, 1899  [A statement of the Coquille Creamery]

Crop  Srh  Haul-23 CCH Mar 21, 1899 
C. B. News.  E. G. Flanagan shipped 1200 sacks of potatoes to the city on the
Arcata.

Logging  Isthmus  RR-haul [haul 23] CCH March 21, 1899.
The logging camps on the isthmus did well lately, and during a portion of last
week kept trains running night and day.  The camps at present shipping by the
railroad are W.H. Noble’s,  John Yoakam’s and King & Noble’s.   C B News 
[cp]

Srh  name  haul-23  CCH Mar 21, 1899  Capt Hans Reed in SF endeavoring to
secure contract to build lg vessel for foreign trade and a coasting steamer... 
Ship builders say tt vessels can be built on Coos bay cheaper than at any other
point on coast.  CBNews. 

Asa-Simpson  Srh  haul-23 CCH Mar 21, 1899  CBNews.  It is rumored tt
Capt A. M. Simpson intends building a full rigged ship at N. B., as soon as the
sister ship to the Manila is completed. 

Lhc  Tot-Empire   S O Co   haul-22 CCH Mar 21, 1899
[Lengthy descr. Empire City.]  pop about 300 persons present.   So Ore co
owns the largest sawmill in the county.
     We are of the opinion that with railroad connection with the interior of the
state, Empire City would become a thriving business place and a desirable
place for residence on account of its beautiful location and fine, healthy
climate.
     (Empire) was the county seat from the first organization f Coos county
until the 1st of July, 1897, when, in pursuance to an election of the voters of
the county, the county seat was changed to Coquille City.  [part was cp]

misc  firsts  haul-22 CCH Mar 21, 1899
[A list of the "firsts" such as first bridge mentioned in history, first aqueduct,
watch, telescope, Lucifer match (1829), first steel pen (1830), etc.]

Tot-Eckley  climate  haul-22 CCH Mar 21, 1899 
Etchings from Eckley.  Christmas Home, March 18.  ...a touch of Alaska
weather on mtns, as the same are covered with snow, while at the foot of the
mtns violets are blooming as though spring...

other mining  haul-22 CCH Mar 21, 1899  more on Salmon mines, Divilbiss

UR  climate  haul-22 CCH Mar 21, 1899  Upper River.  Last Wed snowstorm
beat the record for Coos:  11 in in one night.  All melted away as warm
sunshine.

Tots   other coal  animal  school-indir [categories]   [haul  22-23] CCH Mar
21, 1899 
Libby, March 18.  Wm. Campbell, superintendent of the Beaverton mines,
was visiting old-time friends here last week.  /
   It was rumored here that P. Hennessey   [continued  on haul 23]  had wanted
to resign his position as superintendent lately, but the company had given him
a substantial advance on his salary and induced him to stay.  /
   Alex Campbell has gone to San Francisco to take lessons in a veterinary
college, preparatory to taking a position as attendant of the stables here.    [cp]

name  logging  crop  haul-23 CCH Mar 21, 1899  John Perrott shipped 8 tons
of nice baled hay to John Yoakam's logging camp last Friday.

Name  health  animal  Haul-23 CCH Mar 21, 1899  Frank Wilson had the end
of his right thumb nearly bitten off by a cow while rendering her assistance
from choking on a spud.

Dairy  Haul-23 CCH Mar 21, 1899  [A statement of the Coquille Creamery]

Crop  Srh  Haul-23 CCH Mar 21, 1899 
C. B. News.  E. G. Flanagan shipped 1200 sacks of potatoes to the city on the
Arcata.

Logging  Isthmus  RR-haul [haul 23] CCH March 21, 1899.
The logging camps on the isthmus did well lately, and during a portion of last
week kept trains running night and day.  The camps at present shipping by the
railroad are W.H. Noble’s,  John Yoakam’s and King & Noble’s.   C B News 
[cp]

Srh  name  haul-23  CCH Mar 21, 1899 
Capt Hans Reed in SF endeavoring to secure contract to build lg vessel for
foreign trade and a coasting steamer...  Ship builders say tt vessels can be built
on Coos bay cheaper than at any other point on coast.  CBNews. 

Asa-Simpson  Srh  haul-23 CCH Mar 21, 1899 
CBNews.  It is rumored tt Capt A. M. Simpson intends building a full rigged
ship at N. B., as soon as the sister ship to the Manila is completed.

Enterprise  Spreckels sugar (clip) (24) CCH Red 24, March 21, 1899. 
Immensity of Spreckels sugar operation in Cal.  Building a new complex to
cost $2.5 million.

Other coal  Libby  Srh  (clip) (24) CCH Red 24, Mar 21, 1899.
 Libby (Mar. 18).  The mines are not running very steady at present, owing to
delays of steamers.  Hennessy.  [Apparently now refers to Newport operation
with joined tunnel to Eastport?]

March 28

Other coal  Srh  [haul-23] CCH March 28, 1899. 
Riverton Pick-Ups March 27.    J. H. Timon's mine is now shut down
temporarily.  The Hernster did not take his coal on her last trip.  /       The
Banner mine will open up again in two weeks.  That company has been
placing an incline at the mouth of their tunnel.  That will avert so much
breakage that it has been subject to heretofore.     /   the Liberty mine is being
rushed as fast as possible.  The Townsend emptied their bunker. 

Tot-Libby  other coal  Srh  saying miner conditions  [haul 23 ] CCH March
28, 1899. 
Libby Items.  Libby, March 25.  The steamer Arcata has come and gone, but
only the beer-guzzling were put to work, while the rank and file are left sitting
as idle as a painted ship on a painted ocean.  We humbly ask the prayers of a
Christian community for the meek and humble downtrodden coal miners. 
“How long, O Lord, how long?”  Observer.   [cp]

UR   climate Srh  other town  crop  school  haul-23 CCH Mar 28 , 1899 
Gravel Ford  March 24.  Still it rains.  /      The steamer Maria makes frequent
visits to our parts.  Gravel Ford has long felt the need of a steamer and we are
glad to see the boys patronized.     [red check mark]    /    Bright and Nosler
have been running their grist mill this week.  Gravel Ford will have a new
public school building this coming summer, but not in time for the spring term
of school.

Utility  Haul-23 CCH Mar 28, 1899  Inspection of the source of our city's
future water supply.

Mill   Haul-23 CCH Mar 28, 1899  [Some items on ] Johnson's mill.

Fruit  Haul-23 CCH Mar 28, 1899 
An apple from several on hand picked in October, 1897, and now 17 months
old from date of attaining to maturity...  It is of the Grindstone variety -- of
course a good, solid variety and a good keeper -- but nevertheless a good
flavored fruit and splendid for cooking.

Roads  poetry  Haul-23 CCH Mar 28, 1899  roads and city streets are all very
muddy .    /    [in this issue a poem to Ed. Of Herald about falling in the mud
(that is, of the city streets).]


APRIL

April 4

Other-coal  Haul-23 CCH Apr 4, 1899.  Riverton Pick-Ups.  (Apr 3)  [where
is rest of item?]

Trusts   attitude  Rbc  8  Red 25  Apr 4, 1899?
[Article on trusts.]  Oil trust, like rr, telegraph, express, telephone, bank must
be owned by the people.  No other course poss.  –Independent.

Srh other coal  Riverton. Rbc 8 Red 25 Apr 4, 1899?
   Stmr Townsend arr in river loading Riverton Coal Bunkers. Bismark trips
Bandon to MP.

Moving pix entertain  name  Rbc 8 Red 25  Apr 4, 1899?
CB News.    Capt Ernst has been experimenting w/new moving pix machine;
soon prepared to give one of best shows of its kind ever seen in these parts.

  World-news  Rbc 8 Red 25  CCH Apr. 4, 1899?
Denunciation on Imperialism.  Genr’l McArther, Bulacan.  [M.  my
handwriting hard to read here; it looks like.]

other coal Riverton  "needed" condit-prosperity-times
(outl 15) CCH April 4, 1899
[continued from another page, but  not with this section??]   The laboring
class have made themselves scarce here.  There is but one mine now in
operation, the Liberty, and it is now employing only 10 miners besides the
company hands.  Nevertheless they will soon have several more men at work. 
The Banner mine will soon start work again, as its new incline is about
complete.  If the steamboats and other vessels that ply between here and San
Francisco are properly supported by the businessmen of the Coquille river
valley, we are positively assured of a safe and quick medium of transportation. 
That means prosperity not only for Riverton, but for the entire Coquille valley. 
+    [cp]

other coal  Tot-Libby   Srh   condit  (outlook 15) CCH Apr 4, 1899 
Libby Items. 
     (Apr 2)  The Arcata arrived last Tuesday and brought a fan to ventilate the
mines, the first ever used here. Heretofore the mines were ventilated by air
shafts and furnace, which was iminently successful, but now ventilation of the
mines is very defective, hence the necessity for putting in fans.
   The miners are again at work and will put in eleven days this month of
March.  Observer.    +  [cp]

Novelty broomhandle; woolen mill  Srh  (outlook 15) CCH Apr 4, 1899
Bandon Recorder. The broom-handle mills shipped about 40,000 handles to
San Francisco this week.   +         /
   Bandon Recorder. The woolen mills received about 8000 pounds of wool on
the Townsend and will begin active operations before long.  +

Srh needed-river  U.R. (outlook 15) CCH Apr 4, 1899
B.Recorder. It is reported that a large flat~bottomed boat will be constructed
to run on the river, principally for the purpose of carrying freight to and from
the upper river, where the water is shallow, to make connection with the ocean
vessels.

Locale  Climate (outlook 15) CCH Apr 4, 1899     Ramblings fm Rural. Snow
fell twelve inches deep last week.

Logging  name  Locale   Coos R. (outlook 15) CCH Apr 4, 1899
CBNews.  Jordan Schafer of North Coos river, is opening a logging camp, and
will put in 1,000,000 feet for North Bend.

Srh  disaster (outlook 15) CCH Apr 4, 1899
Propellor of wrecked stmr Bandorille brought down fm Umpqua ...to be used
on one of the bay boats.

Health  (outlook 15) CCH Apr 4, 1899
Epidemic scourges in many regions of Cal, Or, Wash, etc.       /   
    [Articles on how to’s of quarantine prevalent in papers around this issue.] 
Scarletina or something still in area.

Climate  agric   (outlook 15) CCH Apr 4, 1899
The lovely weather of last week covered our fruit trees with blossoms and
dotted the earth with many beautifu1 wildflowers.  Vegetable and flower
gardening, too, have been pushed.

Srh   L.R.   other coal lbr  (outlook 15) CCH Apr 4, 1899
Hernster and Townsend both came in with freight and took coal, lumber etc at
lower river points.

Fruit  climate  (outlook 15) CCH Apr 4, 1899
Roseburg Review: The loss of fruit trees throughout the Willamette valley
from freezing is very great. In some orchards every tree is killed. Here in the
balmy Umpqua valley not only are the trees uninjured but the outlook for a
big crop this year is very bright.   +

April 11

 County govt  Rbc 8 Red 25 Apr. 11, 1899   Semi annual Co financial
statement.

Srh  disaster  Rbc 8 Red 25  Apr 11, 1899
[ Lengthy article on wreck of]  Stmr Chilkat while crossing Humboldt bar.

Tot  [category?]  clipa 4d CCH April 11, 1899 
Fishtrap Findings.  Farmers are plowing all over the valley.  Neighbors are in
sight of each other, all busy and taking advantage of the fine weather.  / 
Shinglemill men, Albee & Hammack, are very busy.

Tot  [category] clipa 4d CCH April 11, 1899  Gravel Ford Gleanings. (apr6)
Farming is the rage.   / W. A. Albright and Geo. Griffin are circulating a
subscription list asking the people to assist them in securing the proper
machinery for a boat to run on the upper Coquille during the winter season. 
The said gentlemen will build the hull themselves and will carry freight at half
price for those who assist in the enterprise. +

April 18

courthouse  Rtx 11 CCH Apr 18, 1899 (cont)
Burggraff has been successful competitor for reconstruction of Lincoln co.
courthouse.

Lbr Mill  Rtx 11 CCH Apr 18, 1899  Johnson's mill doing its part in shipment
of lumber.

BH Graham  racism  Rbc 8  Red 25  CCH  Apr 18, 1899? 
The latest cablegram from the island of Beaver Hill is to the effect that she
wants to be annexed to Coos County for judicial and protective purposes, and
has selected an organ at this capital city to represent the wishes of her citizens
of Anglo-African scent.  [print.]  Another election is coming on, see!   + [cp]
 
Lhc   Srh  Rbc  8 Red 25   CCH Apr 18, 1899?
Rapid increase in shipping fm this river – much larger # vessels cleared this
port than any one previous month.  19 cargoes fm r.  during mo.  Tug Triumph
towed to sea 16 sailing vessels; stmr Townsend made 3 trips out.  Exports Coq
R,  mo of Mar, 4147 tons – lbr, coal, salmon, apples, potatoes, matchwood,
broom handles, etc.

Lhc  condit  Tot-multi  Rbc 8 Red 25  CCH Apr 18, 1899?
   Apr 25, 1899?  Letter to editor abt those co’s who pay wages, those who fail
by “Ex bono publico”, says Newport coal mine workers always receive pay on
demand.  As do Bandon woolen mills, Pershbaker’s at Prosper and Golden
Gate Handle Co of Coquille. [continued in CCH, but not in this section.]

school  clipa 4d  CCH Apr 18, 1899  Names of all teachers in the county and
their districts.

County clipa 4d  CCH Apr 18, 1899  County court proceedings.

Tot  climate  other mining  clipa 4d  CCH Apr 18, 1899  Etchings fm Eckley
(apr. 6) April showers.  /  Too wet to plow.   /  gold mine on divide between
Middle and South Forks of Sixes river

UR  farm  boomer clipa 4d  CCH Apr 18, 1899
Upper River.  The farmers are now all busy, doing their spring seeding, which
in this country always means a bountiful harvest.  No such thing as a crop
failure was ever recorded against old Coos.

RR suit  [categories]  clipa 4d  CCH Apr 18, 1899
The great suit of J. D. Spreckels Bro's against R.A. Graham, on a promissory
note for the sum of $523,162.50, dated November, 1897, at the rate of 6 per
cent per annum, which it is alleged is defaulted, was before Judge Bahrs at
San Francisco the past week.  There is a strong array of legal talent on both
sides present, as also witnesses galore.  Hugh McLain and several Beaver Hill
employes of Graham's went down as witnesses for Graham on the steamer
Blanchard last week, the case having been continued over from last Thursday
till today to await their presence.  Graham has also a cross-suit in the court,
for $750,000 for reach of contract and exemplary damages.   +

Locale mill  logs clipa 4d  CCH Apr 18, 1899
 C.B. News.  The Bay City mill started Monday to saw a raft of logs for R.A.
Graham.

Srh clipa 4d CCH Apr 18, 1899   4 masted schnr manila 

Courthouse clipa 4d CCH Apr 18, 1899 
Bids will be received at the county clerk's office for fencing the courthouse
block, etc.

Fruit  saying  clipa 4d CCH Apr 18, 1899  The air is filled with the perfumes
of fruit blossoms.  

Dairy name  clipa 4d CCH Apr 18, 1899  Coq creamery transferred to Hilmer,
Bredhoff & Schultz.

Animal fruit prices  Tot-Coq clipa 4d CCH Apr 18, 1899
[Ad.]  Hogs will eat dried prunes -- that is, some prunes; but these which R.D.
Sanford will deliver anywhere in Coquille City, 15 lbs for a dollar, are fit for
the king and queen's table.  Order and be convinced.

Kanematz  Tot-Coq  prices clipa 4d CCH Apr 18, 1899  Ladies fine Trimmed
Hats only 50 cents at Berlin Store.

Food Tot-Coq prices  clipa 4d CCH Apr 18, 1899    9 lb roast coffee $1 at
Robinson's.

April 25

Working conditions pay  misc-saying  [Rtx11]   CCH Apr 25, 1899.]  
[continuation of article about paying of wages.]
    …men employed under the order of progress will not be running around the
adjacent towns with time checks next to worthless, and, taken at the best
figures, merely paid in dribs and driblets, tying the hands  of the workman and
leaving him without freedom of movement.  Moral:  The greater the title and
louder the brazen puff, the more unsubstantial the institution and its
promoters.  Signed Pro Bono Publico  + [cp]

RR suits  [Rtx11 CCH Apr 25, 1899.]   [Many, many suits between CBR and
individuals or firms. ] [all tt in news notes.]  [cp]

Utility  Tot?  Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899  waterworks mtg held at Mercantile
hall.

Locale  crop  Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899  Ramblings from Rural.  Farmers
nearly done sowing their grain. 

Other mining   Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899  [M. prob in Ramblings fm Rural] 
mining flume

Dairy  roads  Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899 
Gravel Ford creamery receives abt 800 lbs of milk per day.      /     As yet few
are patronizing the creamery on account of the bad roads.

Srh  Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899  The Arcata has been laid off for repairs.   [red
check mark?]

Tot-Coq   food  Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899  Four cans of tomatoes for 25
cents, Robinson's.
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Srh  shipp-conditions Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899 
The stmr Townsend has withdrawn from her run to this river.  The claim of
her management is that her draft was too heavy for this river, though all the
facts on both sides of the question, as to the condition of the bar and the
capacity of the boat, were known beforehand and favorably compared. 
 
RR excursion  entertain  [Rtx11]   CCH Apr 25, 1899.]    An excursion train
will come from Beaver Hill on the night of the forester’s ball – Saturday
night, May 6th -- and return next morning.      [cp]

Srh excursion  climate  Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899
The Dispatch brought a party of excursionists from Bandon and the lower
river points on its trip last Sunday. Our streets were quite thronged by visitors
who took advantage of the charming weather and pleasant trip on a steamboat
on the Coquille.   + 

County-scrip  paper  condit-outlook   Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899
Del Norte Record:  Coos county, Oregon, is advertising the payment of county
scrip, issued in 1892.  The Oregon counties are away [apparently as in print]
behind and their scrip is several points below par.
      [more fm local editor, though this not explained in print.]  Not all the time,
partner.  At the close of the last county administration -- Populist county judge
and commissioners -- the debt had been greatly reduced and county warrants
brought par.  +  

law  agric  Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899
Morton law makes misdemeanor to throw cuttings or trimmings fm gardens,
orchards, or hop yards frm premises of owner, or keep them there
unconsumed by fire more than 30 days...keep infested trees without treatment,
...or sell spraying materials in...more than 1 lb without certificate of seller
guaranteeing quality and degree of purity.  [M. 2004, local, state, or outside
law?]

Srh  Orient-trade  Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899  Manila lately built NB,
chartered for Orient.

Srh  Noble logging Beaverton  novelty-wood shipknees
Rtx 11 CCH Apr 25, 1899
Capt Ackerman and E. Heuckendorff visited the Coquille last week to make
arrangements for shipknees and natural crooks for the new vessel about to be
built at the Marshfield shipyard.  W. H. Noble is getting out the keel at his
camp near Beaverton.  It will be in two pieces: the sticks to be about 95 feet
long each.

Srh River  Rbc 8 Red 25 CCH Apr 25, 1899?
 Stmr Dispatch first trip Sun after many months extensive repairs and
improvements.
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