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January 22

Utility  Srh-ocean  OT-Florida OT-Cuba  invention?   (a-p 22-24)   CCH January 22, 1901.
Undersea telephone to be built by buyer of patent, Bell Telephone Company.  Not quote.  [between Florida and Cuba]
Road  (a-p 22-24)   CCH January 22, 1901. [ Long article on] Coos Bay Wagon road, legislature asked for money to fix, reroute, etc.
Health-provider   Tot-Coq  (a-p 22-24)   CCH January 22, 1901.Dr.
Burt Moore and A.P. Macy [Macy & Moore] have opened their drugstore in the Little building on Upper Seventh street.  Not q.

Organize-Wow  entertain-dance  Tot-MP MP-0pera house  (a-p 22-24)   CCH January 22, 1901
MP Enterprise.  The Woodmen of the World of this place will give a grand ball at the opera house Feb. 22nd.  An effort will be made to make it the best event of the season…  +

Health-treatment  health-provider   Tot-Coq  a-p22-24 CCH January 22, 1901 
     The most soothing, healing and antiseptic application ever devised is DeWitt’s Witch Hazel Salve.  It relieves at once and cures piles, sores, ecsema, and skin disease.  Beware of imitations.  R.S. Knowlton.  +

Tot-BH  other coal Tot-Riverton  Climate sidewalk (a-p 22-24)   CCH January 22, 1901
Riverton Pick-Ups.  Mr. Metcalf and family of Beaver Hill, have moved into Riverton.  Mr. M. will work in the coal mines.   +   [cp]   /   The high water was a God-sent blessing to several of our citizens.  They have now a veritable woodyard.  There need be no dearth of fuel here for the next six months.   +  /  The freshets have no respect for personal property.  The loss of  fences in this valley must be considerable besides the inconvenience of repairing walks and approaches.  +

Other-coal   Tot-Riverton   (a-p 22-24)   CCH January 22, 1901
Riverton Pick-Ups.  We are informed that a new coal company will soon be in operation near here.  The workings will be upon the new vein underlying the Timon vein. If it is opened and placed in operation, the coal consumers of this valley will have an excellent article of fuel.  We wish the enterprise unbounded success.   Dona Anna.   +   [cp]

Srh-ocean Srh-Mandalay  lbr other-coal  locale-Bay Locale-CoqR.  (a-p 22-24)   CCH January 22, 1901
The Mandalay cleared from Coos bay Wednesday after securing a deckload of lumber.  She was not direct from the city to the bay as the Mail stated, but had been in the Coquille and taken on her cargo of coal before going to the bay. + [cp]

 RR-a-p  climate  (a-p 22-24)   CCH January 22, 1901
Trains were not able to run as yet on account of the track being damaged by the recent high waters…  +  [cp]

Climate  animal-bees  (a-p 22-24)   CCH January 22, 1901
…Mr. Bingham, of near Fishtrap, had the misfortune to lose about fifty hives of bees by the late high water.  This is to be very much regretted, as Mr. B. was getting a good start of fine bees as well as fine fowls.  We hope he may soon get these replaced and have everything in good running order again.  +

church  (a-p 22-24)   CCH January 22, 1901
There will be preaching in the “little church” Sunday morning and evening.  The public is invited to all services.  M.O. Brink, M.E.C.    /   
   By order of the Ministerial Association, the ministers of the several churches of this city are invited to preach on the Sabbath question next Sunday evening.  M.O. Brink, Sec.  [M. note.  prob. arguing whether Saturday or Sunday should be the Lord’s day.]

Other-coal  Tot-Riverton health-accid commute   (a-p 22-24)   CCH January 22, 1901
Our friend  S. J. Wilson, of Riverton, who was so severely hurt by falling rock in the coalmine [sic] at that place some five weeks ago, was able to come to town Saturday.  He uses crutches yet, but we hope to see him all right soon.    +  cp]

Tot-Coq  item-valentines  holiday  health-provider  
a-p 2-24 CCH January 22, 1901 
   Mr. Knowlton has received his supply of valentines for the coming Valentine’s Day. +

County  loose 31  CCH Jan  22, 1901  County court proceedings bills paid     

Tot-Coq   loose 31  CCH January 22, 1901
[ad for the electric barbershop  ]  [Marshall McDonald, proprietor  in Odd Fellows Bldg,  Coq ]  

paper  politic  loose 31 CCH January 22, 1901
Herald and Bulletin are both "official" papers ie, to print county affairs, because now that Coos County has 10,000 persons, the county is entitled to two official papers.

climate  Srh-ocean   loose 32 CCH January 22, 1901
The recent storm has retarded shipping of late, but no serious accidents have been reported.   +  [red ck mark] 

Srh-river Srh-Dispatch Srh-Barrows   loose 32 CCH January 22, 1901
Engineer Frank Barrows, of the steamer Dispatch is putting in place a fine duplex Blake pump on that steamer.  +  [red ck mark]  

Srh-[?]   Srh-Brick  Srh-Dunham Srh-harbor-improve?  govt  
loose 32 CCH January 22, 1901 
H. W. Dunham, chief engineer of gov't towboat Brick...  

school  Tot-Fishtrap character  loose 32 CCH January 22, 1901
L. R. Edmunds engaged in teaching his 60th term at Fishtrap district.   not quote. This was his 60th successful term, and the patrons of that district congratulate themselves on having had so efficient a teacher.  +     

RE   Tot-Coq  food  loose 32 CCH January 22, 1901
For Sale. Restaurant and confectionery combined.  A good business.  Must sell at once.  C. T. Skeels, Prop. +

Srh-ocean Srh-Mandalay   lbr  climate  other-coal  Tot-Bay-City mill-Bay-City  OT-Crescent-City Tot-Riverton other-coal  Locale-Bau   loose 32) CCH January 22, 1901.
The steamer Mandalay sailed from the bay Wednesday, having gotten her deck-load of lumber at the Bay City mill instead of Crescent city as she had expected, the weather being so rough it was unsafe to try to land there.  She managed to get the coal from the bunkers of the Liberty mine while in the river, before going to the bay. +  [cp]

Church   loose 32  CCH January 22, 1901   Pastor of Christian Church will preach on foot-washing.  

Lhc? OT-CurryCo   loose 32 CCH January 22, 1901  [Article on some Curry county industry ]

Tot-Coq  loose 32 CCH January 22, 1901
 [Descr. of inside of the electric barber shop. says they have rack to hold 72 mugs.  M.  Did each patron have his own shaving mug with clean soap instead of using barber shop common one? ]

climate log  locale-MiddleFork misc-word-freshet 
loose 32 CCH January 22, 1901 
Freshet on Middle Fork washed out some of log booms and presum. logs went down to ocean.   not quote

Tot-NB  mail  name-Simpson Tit-Marshfield 
loose 32  CCH January 22, 1901 
     Coos Bay News. The North Bend post office has been established, with Louis J. Simpson as postmaster.  The office will be supplied by special service from Marshfield.   +

Misc  item-fossil  health-provider OT-Alaska 
loose 32  CCH January 22, 1901 
      Coos Bay News. Dr. 0. E. Smith has the tooth of a mastodon, which was brought from Alaska by R. M.  Palmer.  The tooth weighs about five pounds, and ornaments this dental office, as he considers it a little too large for a watch charm.  +

Agric   loose 32  CCH January 22, 1901   [Description of a weed killer compound] 

Tax  misc  govt-state  loose 32  CCH January 22, 1901  Total amt of taxable income in state

natl  politic  Election  loose 32 CCH January 22, 1901
  Electors of  the several states met today at the capitals of their respective states and cast their votes for their candidates. McKinley elected.  +

Natl-coal world-news  Srh-ocean Srh-Frendene  OT-Pocahontas OT-PortArthur Russia  (loose 32) CCH  January 22, 1901. The first shipment of what is said to be a million-ton contract for coal for the Russian government was shipped on the British steamship Frendene, from Pocahontas to Port Arthur recently.  +  [cp]


February 5

church  Haul-27 CCH February 5, 1901  Church Directory lists Episcopal, Presbyterian, M.E., M.E. South, Christian.

Tot-Coq  item-tobacco   Haul-27 CCH February 5, 1901 
You should remember that the public is cordially invited to call at the cigar factory of Emil Lewin and see just how the work is done, by whom and what kind of material is used.

Logging  novelth-wood-piles  enterprise-SO Co  Srh-dock   Tot-Empire    [haul 27] CCH February 5, 1901
Marshfield Sun.  W. H. Noble & sons are getting out a large order of piles for the Southern Oregon Co.  It is rumored that the company’s wharves at Empire will be repaired this summer.    [cp]

Utility  locale-Siuslaw locale-Acme Tot-Marshfield Tot-Florence Tot-Gardiner Srh-river Srh-SiuslawR.  
haul-27 CCH February 5, 1901 
Marshfield Sun.  J. E. McGilvrey, representing the Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph Co., was on the Siuslaw lately, endeavoring to make arrangements to put in a telephone line between Acme and Marshfield, touching Florence, the life saving station, lighthouse, Gardiner, etc.  a distance of about 70 miles, and requiring two miles of cable.  [M. why only 2?]

Srh-ocean Srh-Alliance  Srh-freight  RR depot Tot-Marshfield  Alaska-trade Tot-NB    [haul 27]  CCH February 5, 1901.
Marshfield Sun.  The Alliance, on last trip from Portland, brought down 220 tons of freight for Marshfield and the railroad depot.  She also had a few tons for North Bend.  The Alliance is building up a big freight and passenger trade between the bay and coast ports, and we hope that the rumor, regarding her going on the Alaska route this spring, is without foundation.   [cp]

Road  Tot-Allegany OT--Scottsburg   haul-27 CCH February 5, 1901  Petition circulated for funds to build road from Alleghany [as typed] to Scottsburg.  Not quote.

Tot-Corbin job mill-Corbin RR-spur    Haul-27 CCH February 5, 1901 
P. O. Tribune.  John Fitzhugh passed down to Corbin City last week, and will be employed during the spring in surveying and building a railroad from the mill to some convenient shipping point, the exact terminus of which is not yet definitely known.  [should be cp.]

Tot-Bandon condit-improve    Haul-27 CCH February 5, 1901  [descr. of some of the changes in Bandon since a certain man left there.  See if needed.]

RR-other  OT-MultnomahCo OT-Nehalem  OT-Tillamook state-official [haul-27] CCH February 5, 1901.  Articles incorporating the Portland, Nehalem & Tillamook Railway Company… filed with the County Clerk of Multnomah county and the Secretary of  State.  Capital stock $1,000,000, etc.  [cp]

Novelty-woolen  Tot-Bandon  Srh-ocean Srh-Mandalay Srh-freight 
haul-27 CCH February 5, 1901 
Bandon Recorder.  The Bandon Woolen Mills Co. made a shipment of eleven large bundles of goods to San Francisco by the steamer Mandalay last Tuesday.  [M. I thought they were gone from Bandon by that date.] 

Novelty-wood-blocks Srh-river Srh-ocean OT-SF Locale-UR? 
Haul 27 CCH February 5, 1901 
     Bandon Recorder.  S. Mundy has a dozen blocks of timber on the wharf, some maple and the rest myrtle, which he got out at some up river point, to ship to parties in San Francisco who wish to use this kind of wood for veneering purposes. 

Lhc-timber-resources CoqR-watershed Tot-Bandon-name farm  prices logging? home-seekers?  Condit  Locale-CoosCo  OT-PugetSound  OT-Oregon mill Misc-word-patentee, rustliing 
loose 32/out26  CCH February 5, 1901 
[2 columns on] Coos County Timber Resources by T. Y. Callahan of Bandon.  [Descr. of ] watershed, statistics on size, other, of spruce, fir, white cedar, etc  ]  Logs at present very cheap, from $2.50 to $4.00 for fir, and $8.00 for white cedar; bay prices rule about $1.00 per M. higher.  Cause of low prices is that much of the timber is convenient to driving water, and yet in the hands of farmers who desire the land for grass and are glad to log if they can make wages... Some don't...  [M. not sure abt this.] This condition of affairs makes it hard on the professional logger... Most of the mill owners are well stocked with timber, but at present log prices they prefer to buy on the outside and reserve their timber for the future. ...
     The recent flood of buyers which inundated the Puget Sound country and valley portion of Oregon did not overflow the Coast Range. Much, if not most, of the land is yet in the hands of patentees. The majority of those are willing to sell at a very low figure; some who are incumbered at a sacrifice. The first rustling Eastern buyer in here will skim the cream of these bargains and prices will then stiffen.  At present no field on the Pacific Coast offers such inducements to the timber investor as this. The land is cheaper, the taxation lower and the immunity from fire greater than any other place I know of... +

Fair  condit-outlook boomer OT-BuffaloNY  OT-N.America OT-S.America OT-Oregon timber other-mining agric
 [out26] CCH February 5, 1901
Oregon to be represented at the Pan-American Exposition. An Oregon commissioner says of the outlook:
     ...It will mark the dawn of a new era in the history of America. The whole world has been disturbed by wars and rumors of war. Like a great volcano, our nation has been heaving with disturbed elements and needs but the cooling elements to settle it down to a realization of our wonderful advantages. The Pan—American Exposition can not help but cast a harmonious, friendly influence. Life and its successful business relations depend largely on the existing friendly relations between nations, countries, states or cities.   The exposition at Buffalo will bring together the people of North and South America in closer bonds than have previously existed.
     Each section of the Western hemisphere will be represented -- Oregon... We are away out west [as I typed it], only a little square state, but a land of milk and honey. We have great natural endowments of forestry and minerals -- soil so rich that agriculture, horticulture, nuts and flowers grow with but little trouble, time or expense. Oregonians have the reputation of being lazy -- well, if hey are, it is the fault of nature. Farmers go to sleep and their dreams are undisturbed with thoughts of drought of cyclone... Edyth Tozier Weatherred.
[sounds as if written in Willamette Valley, but can't be verified.  Weatherred would have been from there; did she write article or is just mentioned?  Does not quote name of commissioner.]

LHC  racism  conditions  (outlook 26, 27) CCH February 5, 1901
substance of remarks made by Professor E.A. Ross, of  Stanford University…
   …Several factors have conspired in enabling the people of America to fix and hold a living above the bare means of subsistence, and to transmit this standard to limited number of offspring. A century of free expansion over fertile land has allowed them to form a habit of comfort and plenty, which it is now their business to stereotype into a national custom…
   But what American Labor objects to is exposure to competition with a cheaper man.  The coolie cannot outdo him, but he can underlive him.  He cannot produce more, but he can consume less.  The Oriental can elbow the American to one side in the common occupations because he has  fewer wants… Everything we call progress has helped to develop man, who can produce much and consume much; it has abhorred the cheap man…
   A policy of restriction on immigration is not, under such circumstances, unfair, or predatory or blameworthy.
   This country keeps up a tariff barrier which keeps out European goods and compels the American consumer – the laboring man, often – to protect American labor.  Yet how strange, how inconsistent is this profession with our attitude toward immigrants.  We keep out the pauper-made goods, but let in the pauper…  We shield labor from indirect, muffled 
competition of the coolie by means of his product, but not from the fierce, direct competition of the coolie in person.  Can this be said to be genuine protection of American labor?
   Social and political opportunity has accustomed parents to cherish hopes for their children, and inspired them to equip a few children well, rather than rear a large family in squalor.
   …Now that the “west” is gone, now that the prairie schooner has vanished, now that we are up against physical barriers, and our natural growth must abide and increase the density of our population in places already occupied, the American standard of comfort is for the first time put to a real test. We shall soon see if our people will cease to multiply, when they can only multiply downward.  We shall soon see if Americans will refrain from marrying until they have reached a certain standard, and will then have no more children than they can rear in decency and comfort.
   At this critical moment when it is to be settled that America is to have what no nation ever had, namely, a common laboring class permanently earning more than bare subsistence, is our hope to be blasted, our endeavors frustrated, and the mass of common men precipitated back from the pit of wolfish struggle from which they have painfully climbed, by the invasion of cheap labor from the teeming Orient?
   …Why, then, do you not take the protectionists at their word – demand either restriction of immigration, or else the right to buy your clothes and supplies in the cheapest market?     +  [cp]

health-treatment   [ad]   invention   out27 CCH February 5, 1901
A rich lady cured of her Deafness and Noises in the Head by Dr. Nicholson’s Arti6icial Ear Drums, gave $10,000 to his Institute, so that deaf people unable to procure the Ear Drums may have them free. Address No. 105-57.    The Nicholson Institute, 700 Eighth Avenue, New York. U.S.A.  +

Dairy  commission-house  Srh-ocean-indir]  OT-SF Tot-Riverton  out27 CCH February 5, 1901
Mr. Harvel, of the commission firm of Russ, Early & Harvel of San Francisco, has been here for the past week setting up the business of the Mountain Spring creamery.  Mr. H. has purchased the creamery plant of T. A. North and will conduct its business in the future.  Riverton Pick-Ups.  +

Tot-Riverton mill-Riverton out27 CCH February 5, 1901
Riverton saw mill will be in shape to begin business in near future.

Tot-Riverton   fruit    out27 CCH February 5, 1901
Riverton Pick-Ups. It will be to the interest of all farmers, wishing any fruit grafting done, to notify D.A. Kelly, as soon as possible; stating amount of work required ands of fruit desired. [as typed]    

Other-coal?  Novelty-wood-piling Tot-Riverton?  out27 CCH February 5, 1901
[Riverton Pick-Ups.] .  J. H. Timon has let the contract to Kearny Perkins, for getting out a lot of piling.  Watch for some new developments.

Kanematz  Tot-Coq health-remedy   out27 CCH February 5, 1901   Bone Heal at Kanematz's.  

Job Kanematz other-mining  (outlook27  ) February 5, 1901  J. S. Kanematz , the assayer, would like as many specimens of  Coos county ores as he can get.  If you have any for which you have no particular use, let him take them.  +  [cp]

Tot-Arago Tot-Coq  dairy  out 27 CCH February 5, 1901
W. M. Burgess, formerly of the Arago creamery, will run the Coquille creamery the coming season.  +

Tot-MP   character? out27 CCH February 5, 1901  G. H. Guerin, genial landlord at Guerin Hotel  [MP]

Tot-Coq-name Item-lamp misc-word-canvassing  out 27 CCH February 5, 1901
Lee Goodman, of this place, went to Marshfield last week for the purpose of canvassing for his gasoline lamps, and succeeded in placing several in that place.  +

Tot-Coq  food?    Out 27 CCH February 5, 1901
Mesdames Walsh and Whipp1e who recently moved their bakery to the Nasburg building on Front street has enlarged their business and now furnish first-class meals on the restaurant style.  +

novelty-wood-broomhandle Tot-Bandon Locale-FourMile mill-McCann machinel  [clip 29 February 5, 1901.]
C. S. Elliott, foreman of the McCann mill near Bandon, is up for the purpose of assisting his brothers-in-law, the Claytons in moving the machinery from the broomhandle factory at this place to their new sight [as typed, but obviously = site] on Four-mile.  +

Tot-BH  other-coal Tot-Riverton  name-Urquhart (clip)  (29) CCH February 5, 1901.
  Mrs. C.T. Cessna, of Riverton, went to Beaver Hill Friday.  Mr. Cessna come up this far, but returned on account of pressing business.  He is engaged opening the new mines on the place of Alex Urquhart at Riverton, which promises to be a large and fine vein. +    [cp]

Kanematz  Tot-Coq crop     clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901.]  Onion sets at Kanematz’s.  

Health-provider crop Tot-Coq  clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901   A full selection of garden seeds at R. S. Knowlton's. +

Tot-Coq? Locale-CoosCo tobacco racism   [clip29 CCH February 5, 1901/] 
Smokers should use only white labor cigars.  Lewin makes the finest.  [ad on other page.]  The Home Cigar Factory, E. Lewin, Prop etc… Only Cigar Factory in Coos  Co.  +    [cp]  

Name-Whereat job?     [clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901].  L.A. Whereat, the civil engineer of this place...   [cp]

Srh-jetty RR-spur-jetty health-death  [clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901.]  boy's death falling from track at jetty   

Other-mining  clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901     Harrison claim fine gold but rich

Music  entertain  church  prices food  organize oration misc-word-entertainment clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901.] 
An Entertainment under the auspices of the Epworth League of the M..E. Church South, at the Masonic Hall next Saturday evening, Feb. 9th consisting of recitation address quartette, solos, and songs, also music by the orchestra followed by an oyster supper. The public are cordially invited to come and have a good time. Price of admission 25 and 15 cents.  Committee.  +

Srh-ocean Srh-Mandalay  misc-word-hustle condit-inducement    [clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901.] 
The Mandalay will be here in two or three days.  Hustle up all the freight for her you can.   We should do all possible to keep her with us.  She is becoming quite a favorite as a passenger steamer.  + [cp]   

Srh-ocean Srh-JamesSennett  Srh-Heuckendorff-shipbuilding  Locale-[?]  lbr  [clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901.] 
 4-masted schooner launched Heuckendorff called James Sennet.  This is a well built craft and will be capable of carrying about a million feet of lumber.  +   [red check mark?]  [cp]

county   Laws taxes  misc-word-typo-miles [clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901.]
 Since the state legislature has tacked on an extra mill to the state levy, Coos county’s tax levy will be twenty-eight miles [sic; = mills.]  +

church   temperance [clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901.]
Union temperance meeting will be held in the South Methodist church beginning February 10th and continuing one week. All are cordially invited to attend.  +

Tot-Coq  name-Skeels  name-Leneve item-goods  hardware  character [clip 29 CCH  February 5, 1901.]
C.M. Skeels has purchased the large and well-selected stock of general merchandise and hardware of J. W. Leneve and now conducts the business at the same stand. Mr. Skeels is well known here, having conducted a good business in this place for three or four years and will open up with the full confidence of the people as to his integrity as well as his business qualifications.  +

Health-sickness?  Name-Dunham commute  Tot-Marshfield  [clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901.]    H. A. Dunham went to Marshfield for medical treatment.

Name-Leneve moving  paper-attitude  OT-Cali 
clip29 CCH February 5, 1901 
      J. W. Leneve is going to Calif. and will decide plans later, probably going into business.  Not quote.  ...the chances are he will be among us again ere many years roll around.  +

Srh-ocean Srh-Mandalay  health-sickness-indir character saying?  [clip 29 CCH February 5, 1901.] 
  When you wish to make a trip to the city, don’t fail to sail by the Mandalay, as you will not have a chance to become very seasick while Al McCann fills the office of steward on that craft.  With the splendid accommodations and his courteous attention and jovial disposition would dispel the worst attack. +   [red check mark] [cp]   

February 12

RR-natl RR-SP condit-compare   (RR-n19)  CCH February 12, 1901. 
The Vanderbilts, who stand behind E.H. Harriman, are deeply interested in this purchase of Southern Pacific stock.   [Harriman bought 400,000 shares fm widow of Collis P. Huntington for seventy million dollars; controlling interest.]  [cp]

racism   Locale-Muskogee-IndianTerritory  ( RR-n 19 CCH February 12, 1901   Creek Indian trouble in Muskogee, I. T.  [Indian Territory?]

interest  item-desktop history   RR-n 19  CCH February 12, 1901 
The early pens that were so expensive that the steel pen makers advertised that they would make such repairs as were necessary to the pens for a stated time, generally about six months.  When a man damaged his pen he carried it back to the factory and had it mended by an experienced mechanic.  --Ex.  [M.  but doesn't say what year; not a "contemporary" article.]  

Kanematz  Tot-Coq  prices  food item-laundry  item-apparel item-lamp  item-piano  music  prize  saying
  (RR natl 19) CCH February 12, 1901.
[ad]  It's Up to You.  We make the reduction, you must take advantage of it -- short and to the point, it's this -- The Kanematz's Special Value Laundry Soap, 7 one-pound bars for 25 c.
For next 5 days only, we offer the pure apple Vinegar for 25 c per gallon.  (Retail only.)
25 c Gent's fancy suspenders for 15 c  (for two weeks only.)
50 c Pompador comb, stone setting [M. what is this?], for 25 c.
A hand lamp, with chimney, burner and wick complete, 25 c.
Mopsticks,  10 c.
Lot A.  Good rolled oats regular price 3 1/3 per pound, special price 2 for 5 c.
Lot. B. Special purchase in Rio roast coffee 2 pounds for 35 c.    [ad also contained the following]
     Good Chance to Win a Magnificent Piano.  We offer to our customers a magnificent Piano as premium No. 1.  Notwithstanding the lowest prices at which we are selling our goods.  The Piano is one of the best standard instruments manufactured by Fishers.  The usual price is from $300 to $400.  Every customer may take chances in the guessing contest of a jar of beans, peas, etc., free of charge and win the piano.  This is no Gambling!  The scheme is a legitimate one from moral standpoint, you pay nothing for the piano, you make no bet, you draw no lot.  The piano is a present to our customers to show our appreciation of their continued patronage.  It is as harmless as any parlor game, and anyone from a child to a minister of the gospel can safely indulge in.
                                                            J. S. Kanematz   +

Entertain  Literary  Tot-Norway  misc-word-entertainment, whole-souled character?    RR-n 19 CCH February 12, 1901
Literary Social Entertainment at Norway.  [Program given in detail.]
    ...In all, the whole affair went off smoothly  and fully demonstrated the fact that the Norway people deserve great credit as good entertainers and whole-souled people in whose hands no one need be afraid to cast himself with the full assurance  of the kindest and most hospitable treatment...   Ed. Herald.  +

food  Tot-Coq   RR-n 19 CCH February 12, 1901  Central meat market under new management.

Entertain  prices   Tot-Coq  organize food RR-n 19 CCH February 12, 1901 
Apron and neck-tie party at Masonic hall Saturday night.  Admittance, gents 25 cents, ladies without neck-tie and apron, 15 cents, and with neck-tie and apron, free.  All invited.  This includes supper.  +

Srh-river Srh-Fawn Srh-Maria Srh-James Srh-Willard  machine  RR-n 19/loose33   CCH February 12, 1901 
The James boys, Charles and Harvey, have purchased the steamer Fawn from O. R. Willard and will replace the machinery removed from her and put her in first-class running order at once, which will put them in a position to do a much better business and in a more satisfactory manner than ever before. The Fawn is fast and a good boat for towing purposes.  While the boys have done quite well with the little Maria, they will be much better equipped in the future and will be able to give entire satisfaction.  +

utility Tot-GB [peo1-10 CCH February 12,1901.]  proposed telephone at Gold Beach

RR-haul  fish  Coq-R Tot-MP enterprise-SO-co  [ peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.]
Wednesday’s train brought over about 50,000 young salmon from the bay side which will be loosed in the Coquille river not far from Myrtle Point.  They were in charge of R.E. Shine, secretary of the Southern Oregon company who we understand is doing this on its own account.   +

Tot-Coq  item-notions   [peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.]  For carpet warp all colors go to Hawkins.

Locale-LR  Locale-Bullards   name-Bullard character [peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901. 
R. W. Bullard the clever merchant and ferryman of the lower river

Srh-ocean Srh-Argo boomer  condit-outlook
[peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.]  The steamer Argo sailed from Bandon Friday, having made a very quick round trip.  Our ocean steamers are proving a great thing for the people, and with proper encouragement will be fixtures here in development of the great resources of which we rightfully boast.  +

novelty-wood-shingle  Tot-Fishtrap  [peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.] 
Our friend, Walter Colvin, leasee of Clayton's shinglemill on Fishtrap put the machinery in motion Thursday and demonstrated the fact that he can make shingles. During a short trail [sic = trial] run, he turned out first-class article of shingles at the rate of two thousand per hour. He expects to exceed this when he gets the mill in good running order.  +

church   Locale-BearCr.   [peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901 
Revival at Bear Creek.

Other-coal  locale-near-CoosR.   [peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.]
Our friend Lawrence Johnson, who is at present opening a very fine vein of coal near the mouth of Coos river, was in town yesterday.  +  [red tilde in margin]

Tot-Arago-name  Agric  school  [peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.]
Willie Stauff, of Arago, returned from his attendance at the State agricultural college yesterday. He claims the special short term for the benefit of farmers was a grand success.  +

logging  locale-CoqR. Locale-UR beach Srh-harbor climate. 
[peo1-10. CCH February 12, 1901.] 
The Barrows boys, Will and John and W.T. Lewis are doing quite a logging business on the beach at the mouth of the Coquille.  They recovered about two hundred logs which had gotten away from the upper river loggers during the freshet.  +

food  Tot-Coq [peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.]  J. J. Curren, proprietor of Central meat market

blacksand-mining  [peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.]  blacksand mining

Tot-Arago  locale-Hall'sCr. Commute novelty-wood-shingle
[peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.]  Judge J. H. Schroeder, of Arago, was in town Thursday. He has received the necessary machinery and repairs to make good the breakage sustained at the shingle mill on Halls Creek some days ago, and the mill is now in running order again.  +

RR-CBR RR-phy RR-company RR-name-Chandler-Wilson  condit-prosper  [peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901]
. Locomotive Engineer Alex Wilson, of our Coos Bay-Roseburg railroad, started for Chicago, last week, whither he goes for the purpose of selecting a heavy locomotive for use on this line.  Mr. Chandler is doing everything that can be done to advance the interests and working capacity of this line. So far as we can learn the road has bright prospects for business the coming summer.  +   [cp]

Other-coal  Tot-Newport  [peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.]  Coos Bay News. G. W. Canning and his wife have taken charge of the boarding house at the Newport mine.

Entertain  organize-WOW   Tot-Marshfield
[peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.]  grand ball to be given by Women of Woodcraft (fm CBNews) 

Disaster-Fire  Tot-Marshfield  peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901      Fire in Garfield building. (CBNews)

Road   AHB [peo1-10 CCH February 12, 1901.]
[a plea to secure state aid for roads in Coos County] [by A. H. Black]  [cp]  [all that in news notes]

food-preservation   prices  interest? condit-signs  dairy/poultry OT-China OT-HongKong   e-26  February 12, 1901 
     In China eggs can be bought in inexhaustible quantities all the year round at from 2 to 3 cents a dozen. The bulk of the supply is shipped to Australia. Packing labor in Hong Kong costs about $4 per month and freight to Sydney is $6 per ton. These eggs are sold at 9 cents per dozen, which allows a good profit.  Biscuit factories and pastry cooks whose requirements are estimated at 1,000.000 dozen per annum are now nearly all using these eggs and the local producer is hopelessly handicapped by such competition.  --Few Hens   +

[ad]   RE Other-mining   timber farm animal-livestock land-seekers
e-26 CCH February 12, 1901
Hudson & Haynes, Mining and Real Estate Agents.  Eckley, Curry County, Oregon.  Have valuable Mines, Farms, Stock Ranches and Timber Lands for sale.  +
entertain  literature-music Tot-[?]   character-demeanor?
e-27 CCH February 12, 1901
     (On Wednesday of last week)  Literary Society's entertainment tt same eve.  ...The house -- Reed's Hall  -- was filled to overflowing, standing room all being occupied.  Violin with organ accompaniment.  Miss Bertha Prather was the first to appear on the stage, giving a recitation.  Little Miss Ruby Randleman appeared next, reciting "Two Little Girls." 
     Then came the play entitled "The Persecuted Dutchman" in three acts, a lively and laughable farce prsented by the following caste [sic] characters:  [M. It gives names after each.  I'm only giving "play" names.]  "The Persecuted Dutchman or the Original John Schindt," "Captain Blowhard," "Hon. Augustus Clearstarch," "Miss Arabella Blowhard,"  ..."Cousin Soberly."
     The performance a credit to all who participated, and was well received and highly appreciated by the entire audience.
     At the close of the play the debate was announced and the speakers occupied the rostrum, and followed each other in rapid succession with sharp and well timed remarks and keenly guarded points till quite a late hour.  The subject for discussion was, "Resolved that intemperance has caused more misery than war."  Judges...gave the decision in favor of the affirmative...  This feature of the program...showed to a marked degree the benefits these young people are receiving from these discussions.
     At the close of the debate the beautiful strains which had occupied the time between scenes all the way through, struck up with renewed energy, and all who enjoyed the light fantastic were offered a chance to participate in this pleasure for a time.
     In all, the whole affair went off smoothly and fully demonstrated...
                                                                                           Ed. Herald

Tot-Norway  fruit  loose 33  CCH February 12, 1901
While at Norway recently we took occasion to examine the old cherry trees on the Perry place and measure them, noticing that they were certainly the largest we had ever seen, and have since enquired concerning them.  Our townsman, V. H. Perry tells us he planted the largest of them forty-two years ago and it measures ten feet in circumference and is in perfect health and grows enormous crops of the finest cherries.  This tree has a spread of limbs of over 50 feet.  It occurs to us that there is a valuable lesson for fruit men to learn in the planting of cherry trees in this section.  We have noticed that the majority of cherry trees in this valley are short lived, being afflicted with a disease which causes the sap to burst
through the bark, forming great chrystalizations [sic] of gum on the body of the tree and soon saps its life away.  Whether it be the nature of the soil in which these trees stand, or the stock upon which they were grafted, or whatever the cause may be for the longevity and prolific growth,  it is worth the investigation by any one who is anticipating planting cherry trees.  +

entertain  music  misc-word-entertainment  loose 33 CCH February 12, 1901
Marshfield Sun. An orchestra of 12 pieces is rehearsing and will furnish music for the drama "Between the Acts."  This combination of musical talent will prove an attractive feature of the entertainment.  +

Srh-harbor-improve Srh-dock  Srh-misc locale-Bay OT-SF govt? character    loose 33 CCH February 12, 1901
Marshfield Sun.  Contractor Jacobson was in town several days last week. He expects to have the improvement work on the Coos Bay harbor completed, shortly, when he will go to San Francisco, where his company has a contract involving over 300,000, the largest ever let in that city  The work requires the building of two water front depots and several large docks. Mr. Jacobson has made numerous friends during his stay on the bay and we know will be as successful in that line elsewhere.  +

Srh-ocean Srh-James-Sennet Srh-shipyard Tot-Marshfield    loose 33  CCH February 12, 1901
Marshfield Sun. ..The James one of the finest schooners to be launched from the ways in Marshfield...

Other-mining locale-SalmonMtn   loose 33 CCH February 12, 1901
Marshfield Sun: Salmon mtn mines. nuggets displayed...are enough to give one a bad case of gold -fever...

Dairy   Tot-Riverton  loose 33 CCH February 12, 1901   [More on Mtn Springs Creamery near Riverton ]  

Blacksand-mining  loose 33 CCH February 12, 1901   black sand mining

Other-coal  Tot-Riverton health-accid  condit-compare-BH  disaster?  (loose 33) CCH February 12, 1901.
Card of Thanks.  We, the undersigned, take this method of offering our heart-felt thanks to the good people of Riverton and also the management of the Liberty mine for the many acts of kindness and sympathy as well as valuable assistance rendered during the time S.J. Wilson was disabled from injuries received in the said mine.  S.J. Wilson.  Mrs. S. J. Wilson.  +  [M. contrast with treatment at BH?]   [cp]

Health-death   other-coal? Tot-Riverton  (loose 33) CCH February 12, 1901. 
Death of Mrs. W.T. Kight, of Riverton.  [M.  Was this from coal mine owner?] [cp]

Srh-ocean Srh-Mandalay Srh-harbor-bar Srh-freight Srh-river locale-CoqR  Tot-Coq?  (loose 33) CCH February 12, 1901
     The Mandalay crossed in over out bar Saturday morning at four o’clock.  She was up to this place Sunday and discharged her freight. +  [cp] 

Srh-river pursuit-fishing  photo   loose 33 CCH February 12, 1901
[There were ads earlier for Photo Scow and I didn’t understand. Now it says: ]  While Mr. Hunt is waiting to sell his Photo Boat -- he will make your photo for you if you wish. just below the wharf.  +   [M. another item says he wants to sell for $85 and it's just the thing for fishermen.]

February 19

other-coal-indir  health-sickness-indir?  Item-tobacco  tax law 
xA2 CCH February 19, 1901 
 an anti-cigarette bill in Or. Congress  [actually a tax, but so prohibitive as to make the sale of cigarettes almost imposs.  $500 year license plus penalties for sales to miners, etc.  article doesn't indicate whether this will pass or not.]

needed  novelty-wood-furniture   xA2  CCH February 19, 1901
  [Long article on a Furniture factory and how it plans to establish branches all over Oregon with access to the coast.  Tells what they make and who sold to but doesn't ever get around to saying where the parent company or branches are now located.  Many statistics, prices, and info. ] [M. handwritten note says see next pg.  But it's not with this section.]

entertain  party  thearts-library  "character"  food  prices Tot-Coq   xA2  CCH February 19, 1901
The apron and neck-tie party, given by the J. G. W's Saturday night for the purpose of starting a fund with which to open a reading room in our city, was a success in every particular.  While the prices were small, the crowd made up the deficits [sic], giving the sum of $37.42 as a starter toward installing a place where our young folks may spend many pleasant and profitable hours, entirely free from the semblance of vice and immorality.  [full description of the program.]   ...There were over 150 people partook of the supper, and general a good time was enjoyed [as typed].
The building of Mrs. Moore, on Front street, recently vacated by Mrs. Moon has been secured and it is safe to say that a comfortable place for our people to enjoy their leisure hours will be opened for their accommodation.  It is expected that it will be ready for visitors by the last of the week.  All having the success of this worthy institution at heart should do all possible to lend a helping hand.  All magazines and books that can be loaned or donated will be highly appreciated by the management.  +

Name-CaptHarris pioneer  RR-"first"-Coos  other-coal   health-death  Srh-river Srh-CoqR Srh-CoalBankSl.  Locale-CoalBankSl. Locale-Eastports locale-CoqR.   (CCHxA2) CCH February 19, 1901. 
[obituary on Capt. Harris, who] built the first railroad in the state; it was a short line up Coal Bank slough to the old Eastport mine. The bridges all rotted down and fir trees over a hundred feet in height standing on the grades.  He gave our county’s metropolis – Marshfield – its name, and was one of the first settlers on the Coquille River.  +  [M.  this occurs in print after article same page below.]    [cp]

name-CaptHarris; church  pioneer history  other-mining   other-coal  racism-[Indian war] health-death   name-Marple Lhc-combo  character-public-spirited  condit-Coos-betterment
 (CCHxA2/clip29a) CCH February 19, 1901. 
[more on Capt Harris;  it says the whole sketch was prepared and read by the Rev. Mr. Moore at the M.E. church at Myrtle Point; except what I (Marilee) quoted in item above is added by the editor.]
   …”In 1850 he started for California by the Panama route.  On arriving in California he mined on the American River till the fall of 1850.  When he started for Oregon.  He stayed in Portland till 1852, when he went to Jacksonville, Oregon.  In 1853 he joined an expedition under the leadership of the late P. B. Marple to explore the portion of south western Oregon lying west of the Coast Range – now comprising Coos and Curry counties.  Arriving at Coos Bay, the party concluded to locate and Capt. Harris took up the first donation claim in that region, it being where Empire City now stands.  He in company with Northrup & Simonds opened up the Eastport coal mine in 1854, and continued to mine there until the breaking out of the Indian War in 1855, when they closed operations.
   “Captain Harris then organized a company, he being elected captain, built a fort, and remained in the volunteer service till the close of the war.
   “In 1858 he was married to Miss Margeret [sp. not verified] Romanes.  Soon after he removed to his farm on the South Fork of the Coquille where he has since resided most of the time.
   …”Capt. Harris was one of God’s noblemen, and a pioneer in the truest sense of the word.  He labored continuously for the welfare of the community  in which he lived and his deeds of kindness stand forth as a monument, more lasting than tablets of stone, and his memory will live in the hearts of the people of Coos county for many generations to come.
   "He was a public spirited man and took keen interest in the welfare of the county and state at large. He held a number of prominent positions in the affairs of the county and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to any movement that had for its object the betterment of the conditions of the county or the people...   [M.  there is more in sketch]  +?

Cosmic-meteorite  interest  Tot-Parkersburg logging 
loose 34  CCH February 19, 1901 
     W. H.Vergil, the logger, of near Parkersburg, was in town yesterday and he related to us the story of the falling of a meteor in the woods where the boys were working one day last week.  It seems while all were busily engaged at work, a whizzing sound was heard, and zip something struck the ground right among them. They went to the place and found where it stuck, making quite a hole in the ground.  The meteor has been dug up and is now on exhibition at the camp. The missile is of a pumicestone formation, being light enough to float on water, and the boys estimate the weight of it to be about one hundred pounds. It came down with such force that it went from six to ten feet into the ground.   +

dairy/poultry   Tot-Coq-name price  loose 34 CCH February 19, 1901
Choice strain single comb Brown Leghorn eggs for hatching, 50 cents for 13.  R. D. Sanford, Coquille, Oregon.  +

Climate loose 34 CCH February 19, 1901 Quite heavy rains again and the river is rising. 

Tot-MP  mill-MP  mill-Lyons   lbr  RR-haul  loose 34 CCH February 19, 1901
     G. H. Guerin, one of the Myrtle Point’s popular hotelmen, is making preparations to build anew the coming season. The Lyons mill at this place will furnish the lumber, several carloads already having been shipped.  +

Fruit  Tot-Norway    loose 34  CCH February 19, 1901
notice that they made a mistake about the cherry tree; it was not ten feet in diameter, but only 3 feet four inches. [M  prob  were thinking of circumference when they said 10 ft.  Perry at Norway, tree.]

other-coal  land-seekers Tot-Riverton Locale-bay commute misc-word-leap  loose 34 CCH February 19, 1901
J. P. Fonner, of Portland, who has some valuable coal lands at Riverton, came in some ten days ago, and has since had his lands surveyed, looked them over and went to the bay on his way home Thursday, feeling well satisfied with his Coos county purchase, though it was a leap in the dark.  +

Srh-ocean Srh-Argo   loose 34 CCH February 19, 1901  Bandon Recorder.   The steamer Argo changed masters  

Novelty-wood-broomhandle mill-Fisher mill-[?] timber  land-seekers?  loose 34 CCH February 19, 1901
L. G. Gibson took to the woods, with his tool chest, Monday morning, having gone out on the property which Elbert Dyer purchased with the Fisher mill where he will help build another sawmill for Mr. Dyer.  The mill to be builded [sic] is portable, and is calculated to be moved from place to place when timber becomes somewhat inconvenient to reach.  It is designed for cutting broomhandle squares. Bandon Recorder

Tot-Coq   utility  mill-Panter  item-lamp city-official 
loose 34 CCH February 19, 1901
City council proceedings. Following bills were allowed: A. W. and J. P. Johnson, 1 mo. care street lamps $25.00;  Seagerwood & Carson, water pipe $7.72;   ...S. B. Whetstone,  care of water system one month $20.00.
     J. C.Watson’s proposition to purchase the boiler on the Panter mill property for one dollar was rejected.  John Perrot's proposition to lay water pipe to his residence without cost to the town, except for pipe, was granted.  In the matter of extending the water system the recorder w/as ordered to correspond with Elbert Dyer in regard to purchasing pipe from him.  It was ordered that S. W. Whetstone [as typed] be allowed the sum of $20 per month for taking care of the water system and that he be paid in addition 75 cents per day while engaged in laying new pipe. 
     The resignation of Lee Goodman as city marshal was accepted, whereupon Abe Rose was appointed in his stead.

RE    loose 34  CCH February 19, 1901    [List of real estate transactions.]

Natl name-CarrieNation  loose 34 CCH February 19, 1901 
[Article on Carrie Nation reprinted from the Commoner]

condit-attitude?  Health-insane Tot-Riverton  [clip 29 CCH February 19, 1901]   Dona Ana [M 2004  correspondent fm Riverton, I think] has an article in which she tells of the severe trials of a Christian woman who recently became insane.  Some light on thinking of the day.  ]

Tot-Norway  clip 29a CCH February 19, 1901    [M.  This seems to be the first time -- seen Norway Items in here much.]

dairy  Tot-Norway  name[clip 29 CCH February 19, 1901.] 
Norway Items. The Norway Creamery is running only two days in the week now as milk is quite scarce. Mr. Davis has found ready sale and good prices for all his butter.

Srh-ocean    Srh-Blanco    [clip 29a CCH February 19, 1901.]   Stmr Blanco being repaired, etc.   [red check mark]  [cp]

Srh-ocean Srh-Mandalay Srh-freight condit-inducement clip 29a CCH February 19,1901 
The Mandalay will be due tomorrow or the next day. Give her all the freight you can.  +   [red check mark]   [cp]          

Kanematz Tot-Coq      [clip 29a CCH February 19, 1901]     [Kanematz has more prices listed in his ad. ]      [cp]

Novelty-wood  stave-mill   disaster Tot-Marshfield   (clip) (29a) CCH February 19, 1901. 
Marshfield Sun.  A small blaze occurred at the stave mill last week.  A spark form the mill fire caught under the office building and ignited into a blaze before it was discovered.  The mill hands turned to and soon put it out.  The damages were small.    [cp]

Tot-Riverton   health-sickness  other-coal-indir     (clip) (29a) CCH February 19, 1901.
 W.W. Kight and his sister have been confined to their bed [more] [but this all in news notes.]   [cp]   

Tot-Riverton commute other-coal  clip 29a CCH February 19, 1901
   Mr. and Mrs.  Joseph Truella, of Riverton were in town Friday.  They inform us they will start a boarding house at that place for the convenience of miners and others at that place.   [cp]

RR-name-Whereat   RR-spur Locale-DanielsCr. [clip 29a CCH February 19, 1901.] 
L. A. Whereat, the civil engineer of this place, is now engaged in surveying on the Daniels creek railroad extension.  [cp]   

Road  locale-LampaCr? Tot-Coq? Srh-river Srh-LamapaCr.  Clip 29a CCH February 19, 1901      [discussion of a road ] from this place to Lampey Creek]

fruit  farm misc-word?    character locale  [clip 29a  February 19, 1901.]
 Marshfield Sun. Willfried [as typed] L. Wirth has taken charge of his father’s farm at Millicoma. Mr. W. is an industrious young man and capable of discharging the duties intrusted [as typed] in his care.  The Wirth farm is noted for the excellency of its production of berries and fruits, which reputation the new manager will endeavor to sustain.

Novelty-wood-furniture  Enterprise b-act Tot-Coq? Tot-P.Orford OT-Texas condit-prospects  name?  [clip 29 February 19, 1901.]
W. H. Smith, of San Francisco, one of the business managers of the Pacific Coast Lumber and Furniture Manufacturing Co., passed through this town en route to the scene of the company’s mill a short distance below where Port Orford, where extensive preparatory work is being done. He was accompanied by G. F. Warren, late of Texas, an expert saw-filer who will have charge of that department of this mill. [M. This is the company that had the furniture factory referred to on proceeding page. Still doesn’t indicate whether this main headquarters or a branch, whether formerly established elsewhere {as first article sounds) or just now a-building (as this article sounds).]

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