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January  2

Misc  RR-da CCH  January 2, 1900   [M.  Haven’t found anything in this paper heralding a brand new century, etc.]

AHB fruit  RR-da CCH January 2, 1900 
     A.H. Black & Co. closed their fruit dryer at this place on Dec. 28.  The dryer began Sept. 13, and during its run packed about 19 tons of evaporated apples, which were shipped to the Portland markets. The fruit was of excellent quality and commanded the highest cash price paid for this article.  In addition to the dryer a large packing house was opened, which gave employment to some twenty people, engaged chiefly in assorting and repacking apples.  The culled fruit being turned into the vinegar vat, while the choicest was neatly packaged in boxes for shipment.  It is stated by Mr. Black that 3500 boxes of the choicest apples were packed.  A large amount of vinegar has been manufactured from the pummace [sic] received from the dryer and apples too small for other purposes.  +  [MP Enterprise]  [cp]

Locale-UR locale-LR entertain-show drama misc-word-bumper 
RR-da CCH January 2, 1900 
     A large number of persons from both upper and lower-river points gave our Star Comedy Co. a bumper last Friday night, and express themselves as well pleased with the play and players. The house was crowded to its utmost.  +   [M.  Star Comedy members also listed.]

Mill  RR-da CCH January 2, 1900 
Head-sawyer at  Johnson’s mill, H. I. Rees

Climate Saying  RR-da CCH January 2, 1900 
     The old year went out blustering and stormy, like a chronic officeholder, unwilling to die or let go, but the junior succeeded, sunshiny, smiling, ruddy and bright as an angel; mild mannered and soft kissing as the zephyrs of May.  It was heralded by the noise of steam whistles from mills and boats.   +  [cp]

Climate utility  RR-da CCH January 2, 1900 
Just as the rain had ceased last week, our water works ceased also...  slide above reservoir, thus breaking down a portion of supply pipes.  2 days/nights to repair, but was accomplished, to relief of all.

Needed Tot-Coq  RR-da CCH January 2, 1900 
     We need a new hall in Coquille. It should be of the pavilion design -- for safety and general usefulness -- ground floor and seat not less than 800 persons.  +

School  RR-da CCH January 2, 1900 
Prof. Hawkins school MP now has enrollment 120.  also a class of 15 who hold teacher’s certificates and prepare for higher exactions of the new law.

RR-Co BH-Co name-Spreckels name-Chandler RR-depot RR-haul holiday-Xmas Locale-CoosBay OT-SF OT-Portland Srh-ocean Srh-ship-SpreckelsCo Srh-freight Locale-the Coquille character-public-spirit 
RR-da CCH January 2, 1900 
     Coos Bay News.  Everything has been moving along smoothly, and business has been brisk at the depot since J.D. Spreckels & Bro’s Co. took charge.  The San Francisco and Portland steamers, which arrived Friday, brought several hundred tons of freight, a considerable portion of which was consigned to the Coquille.  There was a lot of holiday goods for towns on the Coquille.  Manager Chandler was indefatigable in his efforts to have it promptly forwarded to its destination.  Special trains were run day and night; the section crew was pressed into service, loading freight, and no pains nor expense were spared to accommodate the patrons of the road.  This action on the part of the new management was heartily appreciated by the Coquille merchants, who, if they had been obliged to wait for the regular trains would have suffered a serious financial loss. 
   The train crews worked with a willingness and energy in notable contrast to the listless manner they had performed their duties for the preceding months.  +  [cp]

Lhc [?]  r-f-17,18-22 CCH January 2, 1900 
[vy lengthy in news notes; towns, resources and industries in Coos.]  [first of item is on another page, not with this section.]  [descr. of Elijah Smith activities (including some salmon canneries; the mills in Coos, etc. pondering why the Empire mill is rotting and not used, etc.]
it's coal, its salmon, its lumber, and its dairy products.  There are four steamers engaged in carrying coal to San Francisco.  There are perhaps 20 schooners engaged in the  lumber trade, supplying the same great market, five being bar-bound at one time during the recent heavy gale.  There are two passenger and freight steamers running in and out from Coos bay to San Francisco and Portland, and to way ports – the Alliance and the Brunswick.  These last make the round trip every 14 days.  They are owned in San Francisco – the Alliance formerly having been owned by F.R. Strong & Co., of Portland.  The schooners are all owned in San Francisco, also.  The coal steamers are owned by the Southern Oregon Transportation Company, of which Elijah Smith is president.  +   [this part only, is cp]
     Coos bay is the great port of south western Oregon.  It has a jetty located on the north side of the entrance, opposite Cape Arago, which is the rocky headland of the south side of the entrance to this great ocean bay.  A depth of 26 feet at low tide is claimed for the entrance at this time, except when heavy gales fill it up with sand and reduce it to a depth of 19 feet.  This obstruction only lasts a few days, however, as the current rapidly washes out the debris and restores normal conditions.   
     A Shipbuilding Center.
     Besides its salmon and timber industries, Coos bay is an important ship-building center.  A good many ocean-going vessels are now under construction.  One of these, the largest, is at the Marshfield shipyard.  It is 200 feet long, and $50,000.  Another, a four-masted schooner, is being built at Simpson's shipyard, near his North Bend sawmill.  Another, a large barkentine, is being built at the Coal Slough shipyard.
     There are two salmon canneries on Coosbay,  one at Empire City, owned by Elijah Smith, and the other at Marshfield, where Mr. Dealay has been acting as superintendent.  The total pack of both this season is over 7000 cases.  Elijah Smith has a cannery also at Parkersburg, on the Coquille river, near Coquille City, which last-named place is 25 miles up the river from the ocean, and 25 miles from Marshfield, on Coos bay.  Cross Timmons, of Astoria, who made a fortune in salmon-fishing on the Columbia, also has a cannery at Bandon, near the mouth of the Coquille.  A railroad runs from Marshfield south to Coquille City, now to Myrtle Point, the home of "Our Binger", when he has time (from office-holding) to be at home.
     There are four great sawmills in active operation in the suburbs of Marshfield, which has a population aggregating some 2500 souls.  One mill is called the North Bend mill.  It is owned by Simpson, of San Francisco.  The next is the Porter mill.  The third is the "stave-bolt", or box factory mill.  All of these are on the north side of Marshfield.  The fourth is the Coal Slough mill, at the mouth of Coal creek, on the south side of Marshfield.  It is also a very big sawmill, and is some three miles distant from Simpson's mill.
     There is also a very large sawmill -- one of the largest and best equipped on the coast -- at Empire City, that has been idle for several years, in the midst of the liveliest lumber industry of the west.  Its president is "Uncle Lije" Smith.  The game of "freeze-out" is said to explain the fact that this great mill has no share in the great prosperity of Coos Bay.  Its wharves are rotting, and ready to falll from the ravages of the teredo.  Possibly, though, the decay and disuse may be due to other causes.  Empire City, with a population of 600, is on the peninsula upon the south side of the bay, some seven miles from the bar, and is not connected with the railroad, which terminates at Marshfield.  The latter place is around the bend, some nine miles further up the bay, at the head of navigation, in a quiet harbor, free from the ocean swells that disturb Empire City.  The county seat, formerly at Empire City, was removed a few years ago to Coquille City.  There are some possible explanations, but then "Uncle Lije's" cannery is at Empire City, and flourishes.  So the mystery of this decaying sawmill deepens.
     Great Beds of Coal.
    The peninsula whereon both Empire City and Marshfield are located is a vast bed of coal.  The wagon road distance between the two cities is only five miles, but a high ridge intervenes and spreads out far to the south along the coast to the rear of Marshfield.  Two coal mines have been opened to the southward of Marshfield.  These are operated by a San Francisco concern, which runs all the coal product into Marshfield on the railroad, and ships it to steamer [sic] to San Francisco.
   San Francisco capital and enterprise are very much in advance throughout all these great industries.  One Portland wholesale grocery house, though, is doing a good business in that region, and the Alliance on her last trip out brought to Portland 5000 boxes of apples and a lot of wood for the match factory.  There is no reason why Portland should not sell he bulk of their supplies to the Coos bay people, even if they have to do it by establishing branch houses and special steamship lines at Astoria.  Coos bay’s commerce ought, in some way, to be annexed to Oregon.  It has too long been a principality of California.  The people of Coos bay are on the lookout for railway extension south to meet the North Pacific (or Donohue) railroad, and north to meet the Astoria and Columbia River (or Hammond) railroad.  It is whispered here that the Astoria company is laying its plans to swallow up all the salmon canneries down there, as well as along the entire Oregon coast, with the purpose of concentrating the trade at Astoria.  The present route of travel from Coos bay is by rail to Myrtle Point, on the Roseburg & Coos Bay railroad, and thence by stage over the mountains, a most toilsome route.  +    [from[ Great Beds of Coal, to here, is cp]   ]  M. 2000 the tone of this article sounds as if it came from Portland rather than Coos; perhaps when I find the first page of article it will tell.]
     Tons of Oyster Shells.
     Mr. Dealey also tells... the debris [of jetty] consists wholly of oyster shells.  It seems there are untold millions of tons of these shells in the bottom of the bay, but not a live oyster in all the region around about.  It is supposed by some there that this immense bed is due to a recession of the ocean, which in some way destroyed oyster life, leaving only the shells, which not only make fine, solid land, but must surely have other mercantile value.  The only shellfish at Coos bay is the round, hard-shell clam, as big as a man's doubled hand.   +    [whole article is +]

Shellfish item-notions misc  r-f-18-22  CCH January 2, 1900 
     In Janesville, Wis., is a pearl button factory which turns out thousands of the finest quality of buttons.  Tons of Mississippi clam shells are used in producing the buttons.  +

Agric climate food crop?  r-f-18-22  CCH January 2, 1900 
     Bandon Recorder.  Willows and berry bushes are budding,  green strawberries are quite plentiful and even potatoes which were left in the ground are growing.  +

Novelty-wood-broomhandle job? Tot-Bandon Locale-CoosBay OT-SF job 
r-f-18-22 CCH January 2, 1900 
     Bandon Recorder.  J. W. Felter came home from Coos bay Friday evening and will take charge of the broomhandle factory during the absence of G. W. Peek, who has gone to San Francisco to spend a few weeks.  Mr. Felter expects to work in the factory for a year.  +

Novelty-wood-Broomhandle mill-Dyer&Shoemaker Tot-Bandon improve disaster-fire-indir  r-f-18-22 CCH January 2, 1900 
This looks like improvement.  Dyer and Shoemaker are revolutionizing Dyer's mill, which is located there miles south of town.  They are placing the machinery for a complete broom-handle factory and expect to have it running at full capacity in about two weeks.  --Bandon Recorder.
 [M. note.  There have been frequent references in past to Dyer's mill, including that it burned and was rebuilt.]

CBR RR-name RR-name-Strahan RR-phy?  r-f-18-22 CCH January 2, 1900 
     Fred Olsen has succeeded Will Strahan as section fore man on this division of the railroad.  +  [MP Enterprise]  [cp]

[???]  e-16 CCH January 2, 1900
Coos Bay’s Commerce.  Astoria,  Dec. 20  (Special correspondence).
Thomas Dealey...just returned from Marshfield, Coos bay, where he has been engaged for three months as superintendent of the Coos Bay Packing Company, a San Francisco concern, of which H. Sengstacken is manager.
Mr. Dealey is loud in praise of the stir and bustle and business of Coos bay companies --  [where is end?]

Graham suit Spreckels  clipa 6a CCH 48-49  January 2, 1900
Half a Million Changes Hands -- Graham Ousted.
    The Examiner of last Saturday says:
    In the suit of John D. Spreckels & Bro's Co. against R. A. Graham for $550,000 final judgment has been rendered in favcor of the plaintiff corporation.  The property involved is the Coos Bay, Roseburg & Eastern Railway, the Beaver Hill coal mines and several thousand acres of land near Marshfield, Oregon.
     After the case was decided in favor of the Spreckels company a stay of proceedings for 6 months was allowed, and it was agreed that if Graham should raise enough money to redeem the property in that time he should be allowed to regain possession and control of it.  All the collaterals and deeds were placed in escrow with the Bank of California, and the time for redemption having expired, these documents were yesterday delivered to John D. Spreckels & Bro's Co., and the company has taken possession of the property.  +

Srh  clipa 6a CCH 48-49  January 2, 1900 
Arcata, Alliance both brought in long list of passengers this week and Homer departed for Portland on 26th Dec.  nq

Spreckels  condit-attitude  boomer?  Misc-word 
clipa 6a CCH 48-49  January 2, 1900
     CB News.  San Francisco drummers join with our citizens in congratulating the county on the advent of the J. D. Spreckels & Bro's Co, and predict unlimited prosperity for this section. +

Other-coal condit Chandler  clipa 6a CCH 48-49 January 2, 1900
     CB News.  A number of people at the Beaverton mine were destitute when the crash came a few days ago.  The old game was played on them up to the last moment, and when they asked for their money they received telegrams and promises.  There was half a beef at the depot, last Wednesday, consigned to Beaverton, but no charges had been paid on it, and it was about to be refused carriage, when W.S. Chandler, manager for the Spreckels Co., learned of their situation, and promptly ordered the meat to be forwarded without charge.   +

Fruit Srh misc-word  clipa 6b CCH January 2, 1900
     CBNews.  The apples which were on the Alliance when she was barbound here, arrived in fairly good condition at Portland.   +

Chandler other-coal character  clipa 6b CCH January 2, 1900
CBNews.  Manager Chandler gave free passage by train to a number of destitute miners and families who wore stranded at Beaverton, and who wanted to come to Marshfield to seek employment, or strike out for other parts.  The liberality which characterizes the actions of the firm now in control receives the endorsement of the public.   +

Srh other-coal mill?  Outside-Tot  Health  clipa 6b CCH January 2, 1900
CBNews.  The Laura Pike loaded with coal at the Newport bunker last week, for Eureka.  While the vessel was lying at Dean & Co.'s wharf, Friday, the steward fell overboard, striking his head against a pile in the descent.  He was fished out thoroughly soaked.  +

[?] name-Gage suits? Health other-coal  misc  clipa 6b CCH January 2, 1900
      C.B. News.  Attachments were all the rage last week, and everything in sight was pounced on.  Dr. Mingus was the busiest man in town Thursday, trying to keep out of the way of lawyers.  He had a 15-cent coupon of the Beaver Coal Co., and he says they wanted to attach that.  +

Disaster  clipa 6b CCH January 2, 1900
Earthquake causes havoc in Southern Calif. [(dateline Los Angeles, Dec 25) (also news fm San Diego, San Jacinto about same.)]

January 16, 1900 

Church name-Futrell Tot-Riverton  RR-db  CCH January 16, 1900 
     Rev. J. L. Futrell will preach at Riverton next Saturday night and Sunday.  +  
County-official  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900 
Chas Metlin serving as a deputy sheriff. 

Srh Locale  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900 
New Steamer Santa Ana, Reed’s shipyard at Pleasant Point, on bay, thought will be ready launch in about 2 weeks 

Road-mail  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900  Some of mail horses fell over cliff. 

Crop Locale?  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900
2 lg beets grown by Hermann Carl fm the Moomaw place at Norway. Weight 40 lb ea. 

[county?] road-bridge Srh-ferry  RR-db  CCH January 16, 1900 
County to establish temp. ferry on site of fallen bridge at M. P. [longer article]  Cause of collapse was rotting of the cambre cord (in a suspension bridge)

 Srh name-Burleson RR-passenger  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900 
      Think fast on that new ocean steamer proposition.  We have no later word from Capt. Burleson, but expect him on tomorrow’s train in this valley to exhibit plans and specifications and to canvass the matter with our people personally. +  [cp]

Health-contag? Health-death  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900 
[boy died of meningitis (grandson of M/M  J. C Shields). ] This is the first case of this disease in this neighborhood since our residence here, nine years, and calls forth the best efforts of all to resist its approach.

Tot-Coq  health  RR-db  CCH January 16, 1900
The establishment of a hospital at this place, by a reputable and experienced physician and surgeon is a move in the right direction, and places Coquille City to the front with other communities in the line of providing a convenient, central and reliable dispensary and sanatorium for at least ordinary cases for medical or surgical treatment.  Dr. Moore, of the Pharmacy, has fitted up nice rooms and will supply qualified nurses for cases placed in his care. See card, on first page, and consult or address him for rates and information.  +

Health Tot-Coq  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900 
     Coquille Hospital.  New and Elegant Rooms. Sanitary conditions Perfect. Experienced Nurses. Persons desiring to come to Coquille for Medical or Surgical Treatment may obtain rates and other information by addressing J. Burt Moore, M. D  Coquille City, Oregon.  +

Dairy Srh  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900 
We learn that milk freight to creamery fm lower river will be much reduced coming season;  6 cents per 100 charged for milk and 15 cents for cream.  

Church misc-word?  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900 
     Rev. E. L. Fitch has been assisted in the conduct of his protracted meeting the past week, in the Southern Methodist church, by Rev. Mr. Hansen, of Myrtle Point. The interest is growing, and the attendance at both day and night services are good.  +

School  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900 
Professor Hawkins enrollment now 135.

AHB  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900 
     Marshfield Sun.  A.H. Black, who has been in town several days, arranging to open his grocery store, left for Myrtle Point Wednesday.  He will return with his family the first of next week. +  [ah-cp]

CBR name-Chandler condit  RR-db CCH January 16, 1900 
     Marshfield Sun.  Railroad Men Paid.  The railroad boys now have money to burn and were never before so “flush” with coin of the realm.  Last evening W.S. Chandler, according to his promise, paid off all labor claims against the road up to the time he took charge for the Spreckels Co.  Reports were rife that the appointment of a receiver would complicate matters in the payment of claims, but this did not “cut any ice” in the matter whatever.  The payment aggregated many thousand dollars.  +  [ah-cp]

Chandler Spreckels RR suit  clipa6b CCH January 16, 1900 
Receiver appointed by U.S. Court.
     J.D. Spreckels Bro's Co., having exhausted all amicable means to get the board of directors of the Coos Bay, Roseburg & Eastern Railroad to call a meeting of the directors for the purpose of accepting the resignation of said board, which they refused to do, were consequently compelled to resort to more stringent measures, applying to the U.S. Court, Portland, for a receiver.  The court promptly and justly acted by appointing U.S. Chandler to that position.  This will permit the company to proceed unmolested by any board of directors, and will facilitate the handling of the property and the inauguration of contemplated improvements.  Coos Bay News.

Srh lbr mill  clipa6b CCH January 16, 1900
Both schnrs Mayflower and Albion laded w/lumber at Lyons' mill last wk, were towed down river last Saturday.

War condit  clipa6b CCH January 16, 1900
[articles abt returning soldiers fm Philipine war not being able to find jobs. ]

misc  clipa6b CCH January 16, 1900
[Reprint of article "proving" the 20th Century can't really start until 1901.  see if needed.]

name-Peek name-Futrell incentive condit novelty-wood 
clipa6b CCH January 16, 1900
Letter from G. W. Peek.  San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 5, 1901.  Editors Enterprise: [ie, MP Enterprise:] I mail you cut of the factory I propose to build in Myrtle Point, providing sufficient inducements are offered.  We will manufacture in connection with broomhandles, trunk slats, hoops and doors and will employ between 50 and 75 men.  Our work in your city (should we build) will he of great magnitude -- in fact the largest broomhandle factory in the U.S.
     I will have a company fully organized next week to having a capital stock of $50,000 with privilege of increasing to $200,000, that will handle the products of my mill in Oregon.  My intention is to encourage good men with families to locate permanently in Coos county, and also to influence men with capital to come and help open up the vast resources of mineral, coal, oil, and timber.
     Should my representative, Mr. J. L. Futrell, receive sufficient encouragement from your business men to justify me to meet your citizens at a public meeting in the near future, I would be pleased to go into my plans more fully for the establishment of the plant.  Truly yours, G. W. Peek.

Book-magazine prices  clipa6c CCH January 16, 1900 
Scientific American.  A handsomely illustrated weekly.  Largest circulation of any scientific journal.  Terms, $3 a year; four months $1.  Sold by all newsdealers.  Munn & Co.  361 Broadway, New York.  Branch office... Washington, DC.  [M. the ad states that they have 50 years experience in patents, trade marks, designs, copyrights, &etc.  Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion from whether an invention is patentable.  Communications strictly confidential. Handbook on Patents sent free.  Oldest agency for securing patents.  Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive special notice, without charge, in the Scientific American.  ]

OT-Eureka farm Locale-Coos RE  clipa6c CCH January 16, 1900 
[still reports that people from around Eureka are buying farms in Coos.]

county-official Locale-Beaverton RR-suit other-coal 
clipa6c CCH January 16, 1900 
     C.B. News.  Chas. Metlin is acting as deputy sheriff at Beaverton, looking after property that has been attached.  + 

RR-phy price locale  clipa6c CCH January 16, 1900
     C. B. News.  The fare on the railroad, between Marshfield and King's Landing, from now on will be 40 cents.  Heretofore 60 cents was charged.   +

Log locale Tot-NB mill  clipa 6c CCH January 16, 1900 
Logging camp at Packard Creek, N. Coos river for the North Bend mill.  L.M. Noble.  CBNews.

BH-Co RR-Co  clipa6c CCH January 16, 1900 
     The Beaver Hill Coal Co's property, including mining cars, etc., is being shipped from the depot grounds to Beaver Hill, and the yard is being cleared and put in order.  +  [CB News.]

Tot-Coq business  clipa6c CCH January 16, 1900 
J.C. Wilson and A.C. Wilson dissolved their partnership. A.C. Wilson retires and J.C. will soon continue the same.

January 23

name? RR-phy RR-name job condit  transport?  peo-5 CCH January 23, 1900 
     Coast Mail:  Fred Wall, formerly conductor on the C.B.R. & E..R. & N. Co’s road, left for Portland Thursday morning via Drain.  He with a number of trainmen were laid off on the 15th inst.  +   [cp]

Timber land prices  peo-5 CCH January 23, 1900 
Coos County timber land was selling for $7 to $9 per acre.

Utility Tot-Coq Srh-riverfront
peo-5 CCH January 23, 1900 
Telephone company has been doing considerable work in Coquille the past fortnight, by way of establishing its local exchange and central office as also placing several phones in offices, [page torn],and residences. The [torn] moved from Lyons [torn] Anderson's large new [torn] the wharf, and Miss [torn] has been placed in charge as operator.

Name-Bargeron name-Kanematz Tot-Coq  Tot-BH  business bldg other-mining peo-5 CCH January 23, 1900 
     Egnace Bargerton, who has mined at Riverton and Beaver Hill, is at present in Coquille City and will assist Prof. Kanematz, at the Berlin store, while the latter visits several sections of the county.   +   [cp]

Srh   peo-5 CCH January 23, 1900 
quarter ending Dec.31,1899.
Domestic vessels entered at port 68, domestic vessels departed, 69.   [M 2004 Bandon, or where?]

Agric-census crops  peo-5 CCH January 23, 1900 
     Farmers everywhere should remember that 1900 is the year of taking the 12th census; that it is the crops of this year which are to furnish the figures for agriculture, and in order to help along in getting a real census and the true figures, special care should be taken to keep crop records this year, and thus help in this great co-operative work of counting the people and industry.   +

agriculture-plants  peo-5 CCH January 23, 1900 
Anton Wirth, our intelligent Coos bay horticulturist, who frequently corrresponds his experiences through the Portland Rural Northwest, in the last issue of that valuable publication gave an article "The Problem of the Curl Leaf of the Prune," in which he takes issue with the editor of that journal and with Dr. Dosch, president of the state board, that neither the "bark-bound" theory, nor that of /spraying for curl-leaf, nor in the preventive effects of the application of acids or salts "other than plant foods to the roots."

RR-name-Bennett  dairy Lhc-stats  peo-5 CCH January 23, 1900 
J.W. Bennett reports to the Oregonian holiday number that the output of butter and cheese from the leading creameries of Coos county for 1899 was as follows: Coquille Dairyman's Union, 151,150 pounds of butter; Coos Bay, 155,000 pounds of cheese; Bessey Bro's, 29,000 pounds of butter; Sugar Loaf, 3461 pounds of butter and 83,926 pounds of cheese; Arago 23,536 pounds of butter. Mr. Bennett was unable to secure reports from all of the creameries in the county. Among those which failed to report was the Cloverleaf, which made 45,000 pounds of butter in 1898. The value of the output of creamery butter and cheese for the county appears to be increasing to the rate of about $30,000 a year.  +    [M.  In what capacity was he reporting?] 

fish Locale?  peo-5 CCH January 23, 1900 
C.B. News. fish hatchery will be built this summer.

Mill climate condit  peo-5 CCH January 23, 1900 
C. B.  News.  North Bend mill shut down for hour Saturday, high water. Water over lower floor of mill at extreme high tide.

Fruit book prices  peo-5 CCH January 23, 1900 
Biggle Berry book. Market growers pronounce Biggle Berry Book one of the most helpful books ever written on the subject... 50 c by mail fm Wilmer Atkinson Co.,Phide1phia [as typed.]

Srh  clipa6a CCH January 23, 1900
     A fine new river steamer has been arranged for by our clever boatman Capt. T. D. White and engineers A.M. Snyder and J.N. Moomaw.  The contract has been let to Arthur Ellingson, our ship carpenter, and is to be completed by June 15th.  She will measure in length 77 ft overall, and have 15 feet beam.   +

War  clipa6a CCH January 23, 1900  Phillipine war now believed at end.

Utility  clipa6c CCH January 23, 1900  Occident Water Co.

County  [categories?]  clipa6c CCH January 23, 1900 
County court.  Salaries of officers.  Lists voting precincts ,Road precincts and supervisors

AHB Tot-Marshfield  clipa6c CCH January 23, 1900 
     Mr. and Mrs. Rome Black went to Marshfield Wednesday, where they will hereafter reside. Mr. Black being in charge of Black & Son's new grocery store at that place.  – [MP Enterprise.]

Name voting [category?]  clipa6c CCH January 23, 1900 
     Marshfield Sun.  J. R. Rochon, the paint-brush artist, has returned from Portland and says he will forever live in Marshfield.  He intends to invest in real estate so as to exercise the privilege of an elector in municipal affairs.  +
[M. evid. had to be property owner in order to vote?] 

RR-spur other-coal court RR-suit RR-depot  clipa6c CCH January 23, 1900 
     Marshfield Sun.  Nine cars of coal belonging to the Beaver Coal Co. were sold at the railroad depot, Monday, by the constable, to satisfy a judgment obtained by S.D. Magnes in the justice court against said company.  The coal was bid in by S.D. Magnes for $344.   +

Tot-Parkersburg novelty-wood  clipa6c CCH January 23, 1900 
     Bandon Recorder.  Last Saturday several thousand broomhandle squares were shipped from the Parkersburg mill to Portland.   +

Other-coal  clipa6c CCH January 23, 1900 
     Bandon Recorder.  Coal is in great demand in San Francisco at increased rates and several good coal mines on account of a lack of shipping facilities.  +

Other-mining mineral Tot-Riddle  clipa6c CCH January 23, 1900 
Nickel mines at Riddle.

Court fruit Tot-Arago  clipa6c CCH January 23, 1900 
     The sheriff's sale of apples and boxes at Arago Monday of last week, levied upon as the property of a Portland apple buyer, took place.  The goods were bought by Melvin Hayter for the sum of $60.   +

January 30, 1900.

Utility  RR-dc CCH January 30, 1900 
     Last Wednesday evening the new street lamp was swung out on the corner of First and B streets for the first time. +  

School  RR-dc CCH January 30, 1900   Teacher's exam subjects

Srh Tot-Marshfield  RR-dc CCH January 30, 1900 
barkentine, Joseph L. Evinston, successfully launched fm Marshfield shipyard Sat. afternoon,,, Heuckenorff. Dimensions 200 ft on deck line, and 40 ft 6 in beam.

climate  RR-dc CCH January 30, 1900 
Bandon Recorder. Yesterday morning made Bandonians think winter had come, but it was only a heavy frost that had come this way.

novelty-wood Srh  RR-dc  CCH January 30, 1900 
     Bandon Recorder: Elbert Dyer and  M. F. Shoemaker received a lot of sheet iron piping for the drying room in their broomhandle factory, on the schooner Wing and Wing.  +

Novelty-woolen disaster  RR-dc CCH January 30, 1900 
Ashland woolen mills destroyed by fire January 21.  Loss set $65,000

Tot-Coq  RR-dc CCH January 30, 1900   C. M. Skeels, prop. of Fair Store.

Name-Graham BH-Co RR-Co paper-attitude character 
out-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
     Bandon Recorder:  It is curious, although a fact nevertheless, that some of the county papers which were ever lauding R.A. Graham's every act during his reign, are now giving him the evil eye, cold shoulder, etc. Same old story: "When you get a man down, bump his head."  +  [cp]

Utility Town-pride  out-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
Now 130 subscribers in Marshfield for telephone service. That is unusual. Not long ago it was thought not enough would subscribe to secure a local exchange. As the Sun says: "Marshfield now enjoys the distinction of having the best and most thoroughly equipped local telephone service of any town of its size on the Pacific coast."

Srh name-Burleson  out-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
     There was 24 feet of water on our bar at Bandon yesterday morning. Where is our friend, Capt. 8urleson?  We want that river steamer. We will have a good bar all the balance of this winter, and by the next season north jetty will be advanced to a point of permanent benefit. +

Fruit commission-house condit prices  out-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
     When Will Such business Methods End. Our friend and fellow-citizen, J. B. Fox, makes a just complaint to us regarding the transactions of a San Francisco commission house, J. H. Cain & Co., whom we favorably mentioned some time since, for what appears to be very unfair and crooked dealings. For the fact that we innocently and honestly were glad that our farmers and orchardists had found an honest and reliable commission house in San Francisco, we voluntarily recommended it, and now we just as sincerely and in duty bound make amends by publishing a statement of this very unjust, unfair, unbusiness-like transaction.
     On the 19th of December the firm credits from Mr. Fox the receipt of 10 boxes of apples; 3anuary 2d he was similarly credited with 58 boxes more, which Mr. Fox tells us were Baldwins, carefully picked and packed for him by an experienced California packer at 8 c per box. We understand the boxes were worth 10 cents each; the packing of most of them cost 8 cents per box; a few of the apples Mr. Fox bought to make out his shipment at 35 cents per box. Now, the statement of sales for account of J. B. Fox, by J. H. Cain & Co., is before us,
dated San Francisco, January 23, 1900, and is as follows:
     Dec. 19, 10 boxes apples @25 c   .... $ 2.50
     January 2,   20  "      "    @30 c   ....   6.00
      -- --   38  "      "      @38 c   ....   9.50
     Cr. by freight      ................   14.88
      "   "  cartage      ................    1.41
      "   "  commission   ................    1.44
      Net proceeds                          $  .27

     Now this business was going on while apples were quoted in the city from 50 c to $1 per box.
     We know of a case where a father here, about the same dates, shipped several boxes of apples to his married daughter in Santa Clara county, below San Jose, and being in excess of the amount of fruit the family needed, the daughter readily sold all she felt she could spare, numbering several boxes, for $1 cash, each. +

Fruit  Srh name-Burleson condit  out-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
     One of the bay papers says Capt. Burleson took steamer Blanchard for San Francisco early last week, hence our ignorance of how the scheme for the new ocean steamer is progressing. But we are sure he anticipates no hindrance either there or here when his plans are perfected, and look for favorable conformation soon.  + 

War   peo-5  CCH January 30, 1900  [still more on] Boer War  

Natl-filler Misc customs  peo-5 CCH January 30, 1900 
Answers to origin of customs. Why do widows wear crape? Why bows on left side of hats?  What meaning of crosses or Xs on beer? Why are bells tolled for the dead? Why do fair ladies break a bottle of wine on the ship christening? Why a salute [gun] to dignitaries? Why throw shoe at bride?

World-news  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
New emperor for China, as dowager empress insists the old one retire for his health (her son is heir)  

Srh Alaska-mining  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
Coast Mail: Stmr Del Norte will likely take Homer’s place in March, Homer to Alaska rte.

utility  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
     Marshfield Sun. The gang of telephone linemen left last week for Portland.  +

Srh other-coal  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
Sun.  Stmr Blanchard is to make regular trips to this place and carry coal for OC&N Co.

Srh other-coal fruit crop Tot-Marshfield  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
     Sun: Besides her cargo of coal, the Arcata took 300 boxes of apples and 700 sacks of potatoes at the Marshfield warehouse.  +  [cp]

Animal  price  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
Sun:  [Outside cattle buyers purchased 75 head of cattle for valley; pd as high as $12 for calves and from $16 to $17 for two-year-olds.]   

Church music  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
Sun.  Talk of a brass band for M. E.  Sunday school .  [M. I presume CB]

Tot-MP animal enterprise boomer food  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
[MP Enterprise.] The Myrtle Point Packing Co. with W. E. Pike as manager open for business January 29 and will add greatly to wealth and building up of our city. Company has buyer out and it their intention to carry in stock everything to be found in first-class packing house.  Present location in Wilson building to which will be added of equal size for plant, vats, and storage and general butchering business begin at once. Give employment to several men.  With this and other enterprises in view we predict, not a boom, but a steady and continuous building up of our town until we are second to none in the county.   [cp]

health-contag world?-news  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
Honolulu stricken w/bubonic plague

Paper-attitude politic  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
Editor says it’s getting to be habit to call for bids for one or two dollars worth of printing and he doesn’t see why that wouldn’t work for him in matter of purchasing clothing at local merchants.   not quote.

Road  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
     Roseburg-Marshfield road in excellent condition for the winter season.  This route has always been a good one considering how little work has been done on it.  +

Srh  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
Steamer Townsend, condemned and discarded, but later bought and put through a course of repairs and improvements for Coquille River - S.F. trade, is reported to have sunk a few days ago near Alaskan coast.  [cp]

novelty-wood-matchwood RR-haul item-matches item-chemicals Srh-ocean Srh-freight condit paper-attitude? name-Duffy 
Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
     H. P. Duffy, of the match factory, received a quantity of delayed chemicals by Monday’s train , and will now be enabled to make up for some lost time. There is only one boat running to the bay that dare carry the material, and the shipping parties were long finding out the fact.  It is all right now, however.   [cp]

Tot-Coq OT-NM job  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
Steve Curren, brother of our host of Hotel Coquille, arr. fm Cerillos, N.Mexico... Will take position at hotel.

Transport-stage draying misc-word-hauling-fraternity misc-word-lightening-express character?  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
W. H. Darby runs the "lighting [M. does it mean lightning?] express" among the hauling fraternity, and will serve the public promptly and carefully in all business entrusted to him.  +

Climate  Loose-23 CCH January 30, 1900 
     Heavy frosts followed the rainy weather last Wednesday and successive mornings, when the wind turned from the north. The days were as clear and mild as May.  +

Srh locale-Isthmus lbr RR-phy mill machine  clipa6a CCH January 30, 1900 
     The Steamer Santa Ana, which is being built at Reed's shipyard on Isthmus slough, will be ready for launching in about 10 days (about February 4).  She will be loaded with a cargo of lumber at the railroad from Lyon's mill, and will go to the city to complete her outfit and machinery. She will go to city under schooner rig.   +


February 6

animal book saying  RR-dc CCH February 6, 1900 
     Biggle Horse Book motto: "Always speak to a horse as you would to a gentleman."

Fish  RR-dc CCH February 6, 1900 
Bandon Recorder...fishermen bringing in large strings of trout, and catch of ocean fish fm rocks during past few days been good.

novelty-woolen  RR-dc CCH February 6, 1900 
     W. T. Clark, during his visit to San Francisco, closed up the Bandon Woolen Mills Co's office at that place, and hereafter the company will run its business independently of such office, also curtailing considerable expense.  Mr. Clark took a contract while in the city to manufacture $25,000 worth of goods.  Bandon Recorder.  +

Srh  RR-dc CCH February 6, 1900  Greatly improved Bandon Bar.

RR-Co RR-name name-Spreckels court RR-suit Tot-Marshfield-name OT-Roseburg OT-SF OT-Portland paper-attitude? 
RR-dc CCH February 6, 1900 
      Bandon Recorder. A rumor was current on our streets, this week, that J.W. Bennett and J.B. Hassett, of Marshfield, and T.R. Sheridan, of Roseburg, were locked up at San Francisco, in connection with the Coos Bay, Roseburg and Eastern railroad.  We presume they were only closeted with Spreckels.  However they were directors of the railroad and are subpoenaed to appear at Portland on February 14th.  +  [ah-cp]

Srh novelty-wood name-Peek RR-passenger RR-dc CCH February 6, 1900 
     Myrtle Point Enterprise. G.W. Peek, who was to meet our citizens Friday evening regarding the establishment of a furniture and broomhandle factory at this place, was expected on today’s train, but failed to arrive. He is expected to come on this evening’s boat.   +

Lbr Tot-MP improve bldg locale-SW-OR  RR-dc CCH February 6, 1900 
     Myrtle Point Enterprise.  Just as we go to press we are informed by reliable authority that a bill has been made out for 90,000 feet of lumber to be used in erecting a fine large hall in this city. The building will be 40x95 and  36 feet high, making it one of the largest halls in southwestern Oregon.  +

Church  RR-dc CCH February 6, 1900 
Rev. C. M. Bryan, M.E. minister is conducting evangelistic services.

Tot-Coq Tot-Bandon business bldg Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoqR Srh-ship-Joseph&Henry Srh-boat  RR-dc CCH February 6, 1900 
A large stock of goods for Mr. Sanderson’s new store arrived per schooner Joseph and Henry at Bandon and was shipped by river steamer to this place. 

Utility Tot-Coq city-official OT-MokelumneHill-Cali 
RR-dc CCH February 6  1900 
     J. L. Davis, of Mokelumne Hill, Cal., arrived in Coquille City yesterday.  Mr. D. has in view the establishment of an electric light plant at this place, and will interview our people as to the proposition.  Mr. D. has been in correspondence with our City Recorder McDuffee relative to his general proposition, and it seems to be the most equitable and fair one yet made to our people.  +

[categories?]  RR-ph33  CCH February 6, 1900 
Coos Bay News.
Schooner Guide loading lumber from Johnson’s mill at the railroad wharf.
Manager Chandler has ordered from E.B. Dean & Co. 120,000 feet of bridge and trestle timber, for rebuilding and repairing trestles between Marshfield and Beaver Hill Junction.
Mile posts will be placed along the railroad and bridge numbers on bridges, between Marshfield and Myrtle Point, in the near future.  Signs will also be put on all railroad crossings.  
The R.R. Co. has asked for tenders for extra rolling stock for logging trucks, so as to increase the facilities for delivering logs.  The new rolling stock is to be of the most modern pattern, and is a great improvement on the old style trucks now in use.
The store at Beaver Hill has been renovated; the bunkers put in first-class shape; the mining plant has been overhauled; gear changed and everything is being put in readiness for the resumption of work in the near future.  A new sidetrack has also been laid to the store, for convenience of passengers and freight.  +   [cp]

Srh politic Graham?  out24 CCH February 6, 1900 
No river and harbor appropriations by this session of congress. Well, this will afford a plank for leverage by Mr. Tongue, or whoever the g.o.p. candidate for congress may be. But one thing we shall be rid of, and that is Graham’s colonizing schemes of Negro and foreign illegal voters in Coos county, aided and abetted by county officials of the Republican, Democrat and Populist Parties, to boost their individual election at the expense of others on their tickets. Look out for breakers.  +  [M.  if this means RA Graham, it should be cp]

Church  out24 February 6, 1900 
Rev. E.L. Fitch, pastor, held no services here last Sunday, but filled an appointment at Langlois as presiding elder of the first quarterly conference of the Bandon district.

Tot-Coq business bldg  out24 CCH February 6.1900 
J. W. Leneve...has again opened up a store room.

Srh river Parkersburg-ship Tot-Parkersburg-indir
out24 CCH February 6.1900 
The schooner Volante was towed into the river last Wednesday morning and the Parkersburg Thursday morning. The depth of water, 24 feet, was maintained and gives much encouragement.

Outside Crop prices condit  Out24 CCH Feb. 6, l900
Letter fm Thornton, Whitman Co., Wash. Jan 27, 1900.
     ...this is one of the greatest wheat districts I was ever in. This is a little town of only about 200, or perhaps 250, inhabitants, and yet there is stored in the warehouses some 100 or 150 carloads of wheat still belonging to the farmers, and God only knows how much has been shipped from here. There is a town in this county every B to 15 miles, and every town has its warehouse and all filled with grain, but the price is so low the farmers will not sell wheat. It is only worth 35 cents per bushel now.  The average crop of wheat here for the last 5 or 6 years has been 25 bushels per acre.
     Farm wages per hand is $l per day and grub. Harvest wages are from $1.50 to $2.50 per day, owing to what they do. Threshing wages are from $1.50 to $2. Engineers, first-class with papers, get from $3 to $5 per day.  Workers get from $2.50 to $4. Separator hands get from $3 to $5 per day. The above is according to the way they happen to catch the boss, and the kind of a man they happen to be.
     This is the most open winter that has been in this country in many years. There has been no snow, but lots of rain, and the ground has not been frozen to amount to anything yet. Most of the people look for lots of cold and snow next month.
     I have bought two lots in this town, and am building me a shop, and will put in two forges now. I am building 24 x 50 feet, and putting in a frame with the intention of putting in machinery this fall, if it all turns out as I have reason to believe.
     I got back from Spokane, where I went to buy my tools and stock. I bought two good new sets of tools besides one set of wagonmaker's tools, and a nice little stock of goods. I found the people of Spokane pleasant people to deal with, only rather high in their prices.
     I saw Martin Johnson, Coquille's former furniture man, in Spokane. He reports work plenty for good workmen, and wages good and 8 hours per day. He says he gets $4.50 for 8 hours’ work, and work every day of the week.
     They have quite a smallpox scare in Spokane, and I guess they have some reason, for the British authorities at the line have stopped the mails from crossing without fumigation, and they say that there are mountains of mail waiting for a decision of the two governments. It is hard to tell how it will turn out.
   Respectfully yours, A. C. Wilson

Name-Parker locale health-sickness health-death 
clipa 6a CCH February 6, 1900 
...death of Mrs. Captain Parker in S.F. She had a stroke, and was 62 yrs, 9 months, 2 days old.  Capt. Parker had passed away several months ago.  She left 4 adult children 2 daughters and 2 sons, to mourn the sad event.

February 13

RR-ap RR-phy utility BH-co  a-p21 CCH February 13, 1900 
     The train was three hours late yesterday, owing to an accident at Beaver Hill. The engine was derailed and some damage done to it by the displacement of a switch.  A boy had been operating the switch, and as the train approached he was seen to be trying to get it righted, but failed and skipped, the result being as stated above.  Another engine was telephoned for and she brought the train in.  +    [cp]

 Utility  a-p21 CCH February 13, 1900 
     At Salem last Saturday Coos county was represented in the secretary of state’s office in the filing of the following articles of incorporation:  The Bandon Light & Water Company will furnish light and water for the town of Bandon and on a general development business.  The company is capitalized for $7000, divided into 280 shares at $25 each.  Elbert Dyer, Fannie E. Dyer and A.H. Buckingham are the incorporators.  +

Name-Parker Srh RR-passenger Locale-CoosBay OT-SF health-sickness health-death  a-p21 CCH February 13, 1900 
Remains of Mrs. Capt. Parker arr on bay from SF. Special train with relatives.   

Health-birth health-death Locale-HallCr  a-p21 CCH February 13, 1900 
Not quote.  Triplets born to M/.M Frank Stillwell, at Hall creek last Feb 5, girl; died following day – Tue. Wed. 87th   [as typed],  son, died same day.  Friday 9 another son, died a few hrs afterward. Never known of case so prolonged and such ordeal for the mother.

Rate-war sugar flour saying  a-p21 CCH February 13, 1900 
     A battle royal in “cut prices” on some classes of goods prevailed in this city on the part of our merchants. Flour and sugar were the chief strategic points, and they were attacked like the Boers go for the British – when the people retired they took something with them.  +

Tot-Coq disaster-fire  a-p21 CCH February 13, 1900 
Blaze on roof of Root residence [Mon afternoon.]  …Owing to the promptness and numbers of helpers who reached the danger point, was soon subdued.  Blaze defective flue, damage slight.

Tot-Coq item-goods business bldg  a-p21 CCH February 13, 1900 
W. C. Sanderson, Sanderson Bro’s, dealers in general merchandize new store.

Church character-traits lifestyle?  a-p21 CCH February 13, 1900 
     The religious meetings conducted by Rev. C..M. Bryan the past ten days continue to grow in interest and the house is crowded to the utmost.  A special service was held “for men only” Sunday afternoon, which was not only well attended, but proved unusually interesting and edifying.  It will undoubtedly result in good, not only for the attendants, but for the community at large.  Many citizens are living listless lives, and selfishly, and this lecture will undoubtedly spur them to duties of public usefulness. +

Mill health Srh  a-p 21 CCH February 13, 1900 
Injury at Lyons mill while loading schnr Albion [Charley Harrington hurt]

county  a-p 21 CCH February 13, 1900 
 J. W. Leneve resigned as deputy county clerk, County Clerk Hazard appointed R.H. Mast. 

Misc-word  a-p 21 CCH February 13, 1900 
[Short shrift is used as a “reward” for what a criminal deserves  ]

Tot-Coq business bldg  a-p21 CCH February 13, 1900 
Harry Kribs, hardware man of the firm of J.A. Lamb & Co.

Utility  a-p 21 CCH February 13, 1900 
     City council held a meeting…granting to James. L. Davis, of California, a franchise for electric lighting to run 15 years – exclusive franchise 7 years – giving the town first chance in case of sale.  The plant is to be in operation within six months, or all rights forefeited [as typed].  +

Novelty crop-indir Srh?  a-p21 CCH February 13, 1900 
      H.A. Todd, our energetic broom-factory man at Round Hill farm, near Arago, brought down several dozen of that useful article for our merchants last Wednesday. The brooms are superiors in material and finish to any shipped here from the outside, and we are glad to mention that his enterprise is growing in appreciation.  +   [M. note. This is broom, not just handle.]

War correspond  Rphy33 CCH February 13, 1900 
Letter fm Brett Clark describing war in Philipines  [all that in notes  ]   [cp]   

Salesman trust misc-word-drummers  Rphy33 CCH February 13, 1900 
Fighting the trusts.  What some drummers [traveling salesmen] are doing.    [all that in notes]   [cp]

[agric]  Rphy33 CCH February 13, 1900 
 Letter fm Anton Wirth saying Herald sounded as if he had taken issue with Mr. Dosch, when his article -- [this not quote]
Did not contain anything not in harmony with the theory advanced by Mr. Dosch.  [seems to say that Curl Leaf on prunes is often caused by lack of nutriment to trees and can be aided by slitting bark of tree so inner layer can expand.  He doesn't see any point in the customary treatment of applying acid and salts to the foliage, does the tree no good.]

Novelty-wood Srh  Rphy33 CCH February 13, 1900 
     Coast Mail.  The Empire took 6000 ft. of Myrtle blocks from the stave works last trip; these are for use in dry docks at San Francisco.  +  [cp]

Srh crop condit  Rphy33 CCH February 13, 1900 
     The Arcata took 500 sacks of spuds from the Marshfield warehouse which should bring a good price, although the market is reported to be overstocked.  Coast Mail.  +

Utility  Rphy33 CCH February 13, 1900 
     City Fathers of Empire City have ordered a water tank...upper part of town... for fire protection.  This is a good move and shows considerable public spirit.  +  Coast Mail.

Agric Tot-Coq business bldg  Rphy33 CCH February 13, 1900 
Garden, Flower and Grass Seeds at Macy & Moore's.  Choice Red Clover.  A new supply soon to arrive.  +

Tot-MP Tot-Marshfield food CBR  Rphy33 CCH February 13, 1900 
     Jason Machado is the agent for Canning's steam bakery at Myrtle Point.  Mr. Canning holds a good trade at this place and elsewhere along the railroad points.  Mrs. Rose is agent at this place.  +

RR-haul lbr mill-Lyons Srh  Rphy33 CCH February 13, 1900 
     Several carloads of lumber were hauled from Lyons’ mill yesterday to the bay for shipment on the new barkentine for San Francisco.  Other cars were placed to be loaded.  There were several passengers also for the bay side.  +  [cp]

RR-name RR-co name-Chandler job character 
Rphy33 CCH February 13, 1900 
     George Moulton was last Friday morning appointed to the position of station agent at this place by Superintendent Chandler to succeed Finley Schroeder.  The appointment is a very good one, for George is obliging, popular and faithful in all he does.  +  [cp]

Road-Wagon tax prices  e-17 CCH February 13, 1900 
Rebate of $ per wheel [as typed] road taxes for vehicles with wide instead of narrow tires. Oregon wide tire law. A further rebate of  $2 for each year during said period that vehicle is habitually used on highway.  [Tires so constructed so that axles themselves will never come in contact with road; suppose this means when buggy hits a bump.]

Srh job geology-rock  e-17 CCH February 13, 1900 
[Bandon Recorder mentions a Mr. Swatka, superintendent of stone quarry.]  [Prob. for jetty.]

Novelty-wood misc-word-placed…sticker  e-17 CCH February 13, 1900 
     Bandon Recorder.  G. W. Peek placed a sticker to the Bandon broomhandle factory this week, and is now able to turn out molding, wainscoting, and many other products made from wood.  +

Srh condit politic  clipa6a CCH February 13, 1900 
[front page article.]  A hard slap for Oregon.  It's settled that no river and harbor bill will be passed at this session Congress.  This bad news for Oregon and other states Pacific Northwest.  And will not strengthen administration or Republican party in this region.

Srh locale lbr  clipa6a CCH 48-50 February 13, 1900 
The new steamer Santa Ana was successfully launched at Pleasant Point shipyard on Thursday afternoon and was towed to Marshfield by tug Columbia.  Miss Jenny Ross christened the new vessel.  Steamer 196 ft overall, 36 ft 10 inch beam, 12 ft depth of hold.  Carry nearly million ft of lumber on first trip and will carry 750,000 ft when her machinery is in, on a draft of 17 ft.  Santa Ana is a remarkable fine vessel, well built in every particular, and bears evidence that Capt Hans Reed, her builder, is a thorough mechanic and holds a front place among ship builders of the coast. 

February 20

UR climate-indir log  MCBR1-4 CCH February 20, 1900 
     They are ready to float logs at Ed Weekly’s and other camps on the North Fork the first rise in the river.  +

Voting politic  MCBR1-4 CCH February 20, 1900 
Populist primaries in Coos co Mar 24 and county convention Mar 28.

Church revival UR  MCBR1-4 CCH February 20, 1900
     Rev. E. L. Fitch, presiding elder, and Rev. Mr. Hanson, of the Southern Methodist church, are conducting a revival meeting at the North Fork church at Lee.   +
Utility  MCBR1-4 CCH February 20, 1900 
     J. L. Davis, the gentleman who secured the electric light franchise in this city a few days ago, finished his contract papers with the city authorities and all preliminary arrangements and left for California last Wednesday. While absent he will lay in his machinery, material and lamps necessary, expecting to return about the latter part of May and be fully ready at the date set to carry out the contract. The city takes at the start 25 lamps -- 16 and 32 candle-power equally divided -- at $25 per month. After seven years the city has the first chance to purchase and own her own lighting plant. +

politics condit-attitude organiz bldg  MCBR1-4 CCH February 20, 1900 
     The Democratic meeting for a public address from Hon. S.H. Hazard, called at the Masonic hall last Thursday evening, was not a success.  So far as Judge Hazard is concerned, we are sorry, but the people are getting kind of soured on the manipulators of Coos county Democracy -- a Democracy which will fuse with the Republicans, its life-long enemy, at one election, to down true democratic principles, and then with  the Populists next election to “share the spoils” with the party that downed them both together before -- it loses its grip as it deserves.  +   [as typed.]

Tot-Glasgow other-coal-indir lbr county tax 
MCBR1-4 CCH February 20, 1900 
Glasgow Coal, Lumber & Land Co is listed on sheriff’s sale for delinquent taxes owing $499.43.

Name-Graham RR-co-suit  MCBR1-4 CCH February 20, 1900 
Oregonian: Fleischner, Mayer & Co. have sued R.A.Graham in the state circuit court to recover $705 on a note executed at San Francisco.   [cp]

Road Coq river locale? Lbr saying  MCBR1-4 CCH February 20, 1900 
Letter to editor from J.C. James.  [who recently moved from Calif]
Ed. Herald... Our road is fhe Bandon road, up Fishtrap creek. The mud is hub deep and no bottom. The earth seems to have no foundation; if it has, the wheels cannot reach it.  If this is the condition of the roads all over the state of Oregon, God help the people.
     "God helps those who help themselves.”   I have faith in that adage.  I believe we have power to help ourselves.      Our people are burning enough timber every year to plank all the public roads in the county...  I know that it would not cost the county one cent for the timber to make plank for four miles from the river... There is not a baby in Coos county who will live long enough to see a good red-cedar board rot... I have learned through the Herald that in Tillamook county the county owns a portable sawmill and the lumber costs the county a little over a dollar a thousand, surely we can plank a road at those rates.  J.C. James, Fishtrap, Feb. 16 l900.  [M.  date is part of article.]

Srh Mill lbr  haul-25 CCH 50 February 20, 1900 
Eleven carloads of lumber are at depot fm Johnson’s mill, awaiting the arrival of a vessel.  C.B. News.   [cp]

Dairy Locale-HumboldtCounty-Cali prices Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Homer 
haul-25 CCH 50 February 20, 1900 
Butter fm Arcata creamery Humboldt was received on the Homer and sells in town at 55 c per roll.

Novelty-wood-matchwood enterprise-SO-Co OT-Portland fruit Srh-ocean Srh-freight Srh-ship-Homer Locale-[?] Alaska-trade item-hides Srh-ship-DelNorte Srh-ship-Alliance condit 
Haul-25 CCH 50 February 20, 1900 
Homer took matchwood fm the S O and Henry Sengstacken to Portland this trip.  Also took apples and quantity of other freight.  Homer will probably go to Pribiloff Island next month for seal hides.  If so Del Norte will take her place on this route, or the Alliance if she doesn't go on the Alaska run.

Srh Tot-Marshfield  haul-25 CCH 50 February 20, 1900
Two large 4-masted vessels are to be built in Marshfield immed for Hooper and company in S.F.  T.S. Minot received a letter from E. Heuckendorff, who is to be master builder. And later received a dispatch confirming the statement.  The vessels will be abt 20 feet longer than the J.L. Evanston and are intended for foreign trade.  [cp]  

Paper  peo-6 CCH February 20, 1900 
[Still says J. S. McEwen & Co Editors and Proprietors.]

War  peo-6 CCH February 20, 1900  Kaffirs driven to battle by Britain

novelty-woolen Tot-Bandon condit-prosperity saying 
peo-6 CCH February 20, 1900 
     Bandon Recorder.  As a result of discontinuing its San Francisco office, the Bandon Woolen Mills Co. has raised the schedule of wages of the company's employees to the old mark. Another  item that tickles the company is an order from a New York firm for ten bales of goods at a price of production higher than the San Francisco merchants have been offering. This order was unexpected and the company will have to hustle production to fill it. It will not be surprising to see the mills lighten up and hear the hum of the spindles and looms all night long in the near  future as the company is trying to double the output.  A telegram from Portland, last Saturday, announced that the blankets made for the O.N.G. were highly satisfactory.  +

Srh-river Srh-ocean Srh-trade Srh-harbor improve  needed condit fruit  crop saying  peo-6 CCH February 20, 1900
     We Need a River Steamer and to Unite for Our Protection.
Ed. Herald: Now is the time to give our Congressman Tongue brimstone, because he does nothing for our river improvement. He is our true representative!
   But what are we, the producing class, or any one else doing to encourage an appropriation for the mouth of our river? With 24 feet of water on the bar, yet we are sending produce by way of Coos bay to San Francisco.
    Some of our neighbors are getting returns for apples sent to the commission house of  J. H. Cain & Co., San Francisco.  One man at Norway, after shipping 100 boxes of choice apples, and after having paid freight, cartage and other expenses, is yet left in the hole in the sum of $8!
    Still another says it is hard to pay sixty-odd dollars for the privilege of shipping 200 boxes of apples to San Francisco, Cal., by way of Coos bay; and so it is with the long list of the producing classes.  And we may turn to our business men, so called, and see how some of them have almost drowned themselves in perspiration caused by their great exertion in trying to send all our freight via the Coos bay.  Now, we know the people have been robbed enough in one year by extortionate freight rates and commission steals to build a good steamer to run on regular trips between here and San Francisco. It looks like the commission men and freight agents stand ready to rob shippers of everything they have, except honor, which is the one thing they have no use for.
    There is a way out of all this trouble.  Let the people come together, organize and build a steamer expressly for this river trade with San Francisco and Portland.  When you can put apples, spuds, and other products aboard a vessel that will deliver them in the markets within about three or four days' time, that will end the "rat-eaten," "bird-pecked" and "rotten" pleas made by the commission men.
   Select some good man to represent your community at such meeting and let us wake up on this question.     Citizen. +

Novelty-wood-stave enterprise-grist-mill machine Tot-Empire Tot-Norway 
peo1-6 CCH February 20, 1900 
     Marshfield Sun. J. A. Hoover is making arrangements to take the stavemill engine at Empire City to Norway, where it is to be used in a grist mill.  +

Srh BH-Co  peo-6 CCH February 20, 1900 
     [Sun:] the steamer Alice Blanchard on her last trip brought up a large stock of groceries for the Beaver Hill Coal Company.  This looks like business.  +  [cp]

RR-name-Coke name-Nosler RR-Co RR-subsidy-suit 
peo-6 CCH February 20, 1900 
     [Sun:] Attorney J.S. Coke left this week to attend to the railroad company’s interests, in their case against J.H. Nosler, which comes on for hearing before the supreme court in Salem this week.   +  [cp]

[category?] govt politic condit-outlook  e-17 February 20,1900 
Letter to Editor.  [lengthy article. ends: ]
    The question I wish to ask is this: Is there not a day coming when the people will have sufficient confidence in the government they themselves established to respect its obligations; a government that can come to the relief of those in need so that they can go on and do the work that needs to be done; and they in turn learn to do the fair thing by the government? I think there is.  Thomas Buckman, Marshfield, 0r.  Feb. 12. l900.

Natl-filler War Condit?  e-17 CCH February 20, 1900 
Crisis in England  [military situation.]  may mean utter defeat.

Natl-filler Trust Condit-signs-times Misc  e-17 CCH February 20, 1900 
    A Wichita, Kansas, paper has been investigating the prosperity of this trust ridden country with the following result:
    Do you know!
    That it requires 50 per cent more wheat to buy a stove than it did in ‘96?
    That it requires twenty bushels more of corn to buy a wagon than it did in ‘96?
    That it requires 100 per cent more corn or wheat to buy a copper kettle than in ‘96?
    That it requires 75 per cent more corn to buy a hoe, a rake or a shovel, or spade or bolt, than in ‘96?
    That you pay 100 per cent more for glass than in ‘96?
    The rates of freight are back to the exorbitant figures that caused the popular revolt in legislation a few years ago?  +  [cp]

Health-treatment  e-17  CCH February 20, 1900 
Chamber1ain’s Cough remedy

[category?] character paper-attitude saying  e-17 CCH February 20, 1900 
     Exchange:  If a man owned a $50 pup he would look after it carefully and not let it have the run of the town by day and by night, as he would know too well that it would be ruined.  But if he has a child it is different. It will be turned loose at an early age to go where it wills and do as it pleases...  +

Paper fruit condit prices  e-17 CCH February 20, 1900 
     Rural Northwest: The price of choice apples is now decidedly high in Portland. A dealer is reported to have sold a box of Spitzenbergs Feb. 10 for $3, which is the highest wholesale price reached for many years.  Quite a number of sales have been made at ~$2 to $2.50 per box, but the number of boxes disposed of at such rates is small.  +

Paper condit paper-trust natl-filler  e-17 CCH February 20, 1900 
     A large number  of newspapers are being reduced in size or increased in cost as a result of the higher prices demanded by the paper trust.   +  [national.]

February  27

saying  MCBR1-4 CCH Feb 27, 1900 
     S. F.  Star.  San Francisco is a great city, and its cleanliness is next to, but equals its godliness.  Strangers have not been able to detect much of either.   +

RR-Co RR-Suit name-Spreckels RR-name-Whereat 
MCBR1-4  CCH Feb 27, 1900 
     Oregonian, Feb. 15. In the case of .Spreckels & Bro’s. Co. vs the Coos Bay, Roseburg & Eastern Railway & Navigation Company, an order was made allowing the receiver to sue L.A. Whereat, the receiver to deny or defend in such suits as may be necessary.  +

name-Pershbaker Srh-ocean Srh-River Srh-ship-building Locale-theCoquille Locale-LR Tot-Prosper mill-Pershbaker  haul-25 CCH 50 Feb 27, 1900 
     Adam Pershbaker, Prosper saw mill man, arrived on last Arcata.  It reported he will build a large vessel at his shipyard on the Coquille.

Utility Srh Locale-Isthmus  haul-25 CCH 50 Feb 27, 1900 
[M. Apparently new telephone line put in, because it says] Stmr Alert collided w/telephone on the Isthmus Fri resulting in her losing portion of her smokestack.  New stack quickly supplied.  Marshfield Sun.  [M. first heard of telephone lines??]

Srh lbr  haul 25 CCH 50 Feb 27, 1900
     Marshfield Sun.  The new steam schooner has finished taking on a cargo of 800,000 feet of lumber and will start tomorrow on her voyage to San Francisco in tow of Steamer Ruth.  The Santa Ana did not get a full cargo, as she could carry a million feet of lumber, but her owners are in a hurry to get her to San Francisco to place her machinery in position, and consequently rushed off with a partial cargo.  +  [cp]

Lbr Srh & prognosis Locale-theCoquille RR-haul 
haul-25 CCH 50, Feb 27, 1900 
Marshfield Sun.  The past week has witnessed the shipping of one and a half million feet of lumber from the Coquille by rail to this place for shipment to San Francisco.  This amount excels all other shipments by many thousand feet, and it is reported that a new locomotive is to be secured by the railroad company to assist in hauling the increasing business.  +    …Showing up that more and more being shipped by rail and less and less river traffic because river can’t handle large enough ships to compete with Coos Bay. Nfq (?)  [cp] 

Politic  Peo-7 CCH Feb 27.1900  [Lengthy article Populist affairs]

county Hacker  peo-7 CCH Feb 27, 1900 
Letter to ed. fm taxpayer inquiring about a room furnished to Mr. I. Hacker to do abstracts, though he is not county official. Answer is that county says he gives county a good return by keeping up "books of ownership." [M. See if needed.]

Health-treatment  peo-7 CCH Feb 27, 1900 
[ad.]  How to Gain Flesh     Persons have been known to gain a pound a day by taking an ounce of Scott's Emulsion. It is strange, but it often happens. Somehow the ounce produces the pound; it seems to start the digestive machinery going properly, so that the patient is able to digest and absorb his ordinary food, which he could not do before, and that is the way the gain is made. A certain amount of flesh is necessary for health; if you have not got it you can get it by taking Scott's Emulsion. You will find it just as useful in summer as in winter, and if you are thriving upon it don't stop because the weather is warm. Scott & Bowne, Chemists, New York

Tot-Eckley other-mining  peo-7 CCH Feb 27, 1900 
     Eckley Items, in Myrtle Point Enterprise: Rusty Gulch has again attracted the attention of numerous prospectors and miners. Those who have returned confirm recent reports regarding late discoveries made in that district. +

School  peo-7 CCH Feb 27, 1900 
     Miss Fetter will conduct a private school, opening same the 3d Monday in March, thus giving two or three weeks' vacation after the close of the present public term.  + 

church Tot-Sumner name-Black Srh Locale-LR misc-word-environments 
peo-7 CCH Feb 27, 1900
     Deacon H. N. Black, of Sumner, was a guest in Coquille City over Sunday. He expected to reach the lower river when he came in, but missed the boat and submitted to the environments that caught him here.  +

Srh jetty-works rock disaster?  peo-7 CCH Feb 27, 1900 
Hoisting engine at govt works at Bandon crushed. Big blast set off and rock weighing several tons fell on engine just literally pulverizing it.

School Tot-Coq prices  peo-7 CCH Feb 27, 1900 
 I will open a private school in Coquille City on the 3d Monday of March, 1900. Pupils of 1st and 2d grades will be taken. Kindergarten system will be introduced for very young children. Rates, $l and $1.50 a month.  Miss L. P. Fetter.  +

Climate dairy  peo-7 CCH Feb 27, 1900 
     C. Romander has the lumber on the ground for a silo. His practical knowledge of dairying, and also of our climatic conditions, prompt him to move in the matter and make the year round a dairy season, instead of eight or nine months.  +

BH-Co name-Chandler RR-Co Mill-[?] Tot-Coq RR-passenger RR-phy condit-outlook  peo-7 CCH Feb 27, 1900 
     Manager W.S. Chandler, of the C.B.R. railroad, was a visitor by last Friday’s train.  Mr. C. is “business,” and will try to meet the demands of our section and convenience of our people in the matter of transacting business over the road to the bay and high seas.  He was viewing a suitable switch and sidetrack site for the mill and general service.   +  [cp]

Health condit? Tot-Coq livery  peo-7 CCH Feb 27, 1900 
     Editor Herald: I wish to call the attention of our city council to the pond of water between the Tuttle Hotel and Smith's livery and feed stable.  It should be declared a public nuisance and should be drained, as it will produce malaria if it has not already done so.  J. Quick.  +

Tot-Coq mill-Lyons condit  Peo-7 CCH Feb 27, 1900 
Lyons' mill shut down by accident to one of smokestacks.

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