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The following items were selected and transcribed from microfilm by Marilee Miller.
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                                       Coquille, Oregon

           [re-keyworded Nov 2009, but still needs additions and revisions]

                   1901-June   |   1901-July19-&on   |   1902   |   1903    to newspaper menu 

July 5 - 12, 1901

ID line -- keywords   abbr. of paper name and editor's reference #   date

July 5

Mail Tot-Coq  name-Nosler  CoqB 29 July 5, 1901  B. E. Nosler.  Postmaster. 
Saying? Climate fair-expo OT-Buffalo  CoqB 29 July 5, 1901
     If Coos county could only send a little of her climate to Buffalo for the exhibition we would make an impression.  + 

Agric-pest  CoqB 29 July 5, 1901 
cutworms which so bad last year not in evidence. damage will be trifling. [not quote at all ]

Tot-Randolph Locale-BigCreek school name-Nosler commute Tot-Coq 
CoqB 29 July 5, 1901
     Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Nosler spent this week in town and at Big creek, there being no school at Randolph this week.   +

Natl temperance moving-picture entertain organiz prices Tot-Coq 
CoqB 29 July 5, 1901
     Mrs. Carrie Nation will smash saloons at Masonic hall, on the evenings of the 16th and 17th of this month.  Life size moving pictures by Edison's latest.  Admission 25 cents and 15 cents. +

Official-county tax  CoqB 29 July 5, 1901
     County Assessor Lawrence and Deputy James Mast have finished assessing Coos for 1901.    +

Pursuit-baseball Tot-Coq Tot-Arago  CoqB 29 July 5, 1901 
Kid nine ball team [M. note: name of a Coquille team] played Arago.

Health-provider-indir novelty-brick job business-indir Tot-Coq improve character 
CoqB 29 July 5, 1901 
     Our popular druggist, R.S. Knowlton, has had a force of brickmasons at work, the past week, laying the brick foundation for his new residence.  When completed this will be one of the handsomest homes in the city.  +

name-Graham Srh-ocean Srh-Orient-trade job? coal-indir saying-hot-air airship-indir character OT-Portland OT-Phillipines OT-China OT-Japan OT-NY paper-attitude misc-word-shipliners 
CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
Mr. Graham's Latest.
     The Associated Press dispatches to the effect that "the Oregon & Oriental Steamship Company, which operates a fleet of steamgships [sic] between Portland, Or., and ports in the Phillipines, China and Japan," was considering the establishment of a line from New York to the far east created a great deal of interest on the Portland water front.  General Manager R. A. Graham is well remembered in Portland by shipliners, stevedores, pilots, coal dealers and others who traffic with the men who go down to the sea in ships, and the news of his latest enterprise came as a surprise.  With the Oregon & Oriental belting the Pacific with its great system of lines, side-lines and lines, and Graham on the other side of the continent preparing to do likewise on the Atlantic, it is no wonder that J. Pierpont Morgan is hurrying homeward as fast as the Deutchland can carry him. The glory of Letson Balliet, the mining king of Eastern Oregon, will grow dim alongside that of the general manager of the Oregon & Oriental when his press agent gets his working clothes on.
     Meanwhile there is some speculation as to the fate of the Pacific division of the Oregon & Oriental when Graham gets his steamers to working through the Suez on a 40 days' schedule.  The line from the Atlantic will not include the steamers Eva, Universe, Monmouthshire, Adoto and Carmathenshire [sic], which Mr. Graham started to operate on the Oregon & Oriental.  If "hot air" was a good propelling power, some steamship lines would be more easily operated than others. --Oregonian.  +

War law tax govt  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
war revenue reduction law makes sweeping reductions in the stamp and tax laws, exemptions; list.  

County-court  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
county court proceedings.  [expenses, and other; lengthy]

Tot-Coq tax road-street health-provider official-city  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
city council proceedings.  Marshal D. S. Johnson appointed street commissioner, ordered to collect all street poll and property tax due city. [not full quote]  Dr. Culin appointed health officer for city for coming year.  [lengthy]

Holiday 4th-July vital commute?  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901
Chas. F Fox and bride spent the Fourth in Coquille.  [M. note: probably didn't live here, then?.]

commute Tot-Bandon Tot-Coq? Name-Hazard  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
 S. H. Hazard and wife in Coq on way to Bandon.

Church Tot-Coq organiz  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
A Mormon bishop will hold services in Masonic hall Sun afternoon, eve. [ not quote].  

Racism-ethnic holiday 4th-July Tot-Coq  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
     A colored bootblack held down the corner the 3rd and 4th. +

Logging holiday 4th-July vacation? Entertain Lifestyle? 
CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
     The logging camps shut down Wednesday in order to allow the boys to "celebrate".  +

Road-sidewalk Tot-Coq  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
     The improvement of sidewalks is again needing some attention in several parts of town.  +

Disaster-prevention Tot-Coq paper-attitude?   CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
     Clean the moss off from the roofs of your houses and there will be a great deal less danger of fire. +

Health-sickness Tot-Coq name-Lowe  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
     The six-year-old girl of David Lowe, Jr., in this city, has been very ill the past week with quinzy [sic].  +

School locale-Allegany Tot-Coq holiday 4th-July visit  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901
Miss Irma Lukens, teacher Allegany, in Coq with parents for 4th.

RR-name-Chandler RR-name-Coke RR-co RR-CBR b-act 
CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
     Manager Chandler and Attorney J. S. Coke of the railroad company, had business in town Wednesday.   +

Job Tot-Marshfield enterprise-[?] Tot-Coq  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
     Ethan McDuffee returned from Marshfield, Tuesday, where he has been working with Joe Rochon, the painter.  +

Novelty-wood-pole utility  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
     The poles for the electric light plant, and Mr. Morse is rushing the work as fast as circumstances will permit [sic].  +

Enterprise-blacksmith Tot-Coq?  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901
     L. C. Thurman, blacksmith, intends going away July 15.

Tot-Marshfield visit OT-Cali travel?  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
Otto Schetter, Marshfield, visiting Cal. some time, enroute home. [not quote]   

Tot-Coq visit OT-JosephineCo  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
Mrs. J. P. Messer returned fm 2 week visit in Josephine county with relatives.   

Health-sickness Tot-Coq Tot-Fairview  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
     Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barker, who have both been very ill in this city for some time past, were taken to Mr. Barker's father's place at Fairview, last Sunday, hoping to have their health benefitted thereby.  +

Entertain organiz food literary saying?  CoqB 30 July 5, 1901 
     The young ladies of the J. G. W. club served ice cream, at the reading rooms, last Saturday afternoon and evening, for the reading room fund.  They were well patronized and were pleased with their success.  +

Tot-Coq holiday 4th-July bicycle entertain speech RR-CBR RR-passenger climate Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat Dispatch music OT-OaklandOR church pursuit-baseball pursuit-sports character misc-word saying 
CoqB 31-35 July 5, l90l 
                  A GRAND CELEBRATION
A Rousing Time was Had in this City Yesterday.
     Again the citizens of the county gathered to celebrate the birth of our nation and judging from the turnout and enthusiasm displayed, patriotism flows freely in the veins of the citizens of Coos.
     A more beautiful day than that which dawned upon Coquille yesterday morning could not be wished for.  The sun came out early and the sky was cloudless all day.
     At about 9:30 the train from Marshfield came rolling in bringing over about three hundred visitors to swell the already large throng, which was soon increased by crowds coming on the river boats, the Dispatch from the lower river being loaded.
     At 10 o'clock the parade formed on Front street, headed by the North Bend band, which had been secured for this occasion, the liberty car, old soldiers, relief corps,  bicycles, etc.  The liberty car was a thing of beauty and, loaded as it was with Young America, it caused a feeling of pride to some over the great throng which beheld it.  The parade made a circuit of four blocks to the grove where the following program was carried out:
     Marshal of the Day Alfred Johnson, Sr., in a few brief remarks, told the large audience present why the committee had made the mistake in not having the orator of the day present whom they had intended, and promised a short oration by Rev. C. H. Fitch in his stead. 
     The exercises was opened [sic] by prayer by Rev. M. O. Brink. The oration, prepared by Rev. Fitch, at only moments notice, was splendidly delivered.  The music by the Choral Society was simply grand.
   The North Bend band rendered several splendid pieces during the program, and as whole the program was enjoyed by those assembled.
     The baseball game between the Oakland and Coquille being the first thing on the program the crowd wended their way to the grounds and by the time the game was called the largest crowd that was ever inside the grounds had gathered.
   The game was called at 1:45 with Nonda Anderson as umpire and the Oaklanders at bat.
   The first three Oaklanders grappled with the club only to lay it down again after fanning the air.  Coquille came in and did a little better, they running in one tally [sic].
   The first part of the second inning resulted the same way for Oakland and again they took the field.  Coquille coming in and having found exactly where the Oakland pitcher was "throwing them," began to deal with them accordingly and made five tallies.
   Again the Oaklanders came to the bat and after three of them were through waving frantically took their places in the field not having scored.  During this time the home boys had become very confident that they could hit the ball any time and after a few serpertine [sic] movements would take their seats on the players bench, but they succeeded, however, in running in several runs, making the score stand 11 to 0 in favor of Coquille.
   Coquille then thinking it wise to give Nefzger a rest, put Herman Carl in the box, and Billy retired to the right-field.  Carl proceeded to give the Oakland batters a few softer ones, and they finding him an easier man, succeeded in hitting a few, but didn't improve the looks for the score book any.  The Coquillers, of course, all this time had been playing a "brilliant" game some of them muffing the ball when it would fall into their hands.  Upon Coquille coming to bat they proceeded to lose the ball again and succeeded in making one more tally.
     This seemed to be a day off for the Oaklanders and they were not able to cope with their opponents, and the game at this time was not as interesting as it might have been.
     In the rest of the innings, however, they succeeded in running in several but when Coquille come [sic] to the bat they would run in several more, and at the end of the first half of the ninth the game stood 26 to 7 in favor of Coquille.  The following is the score:
COQUILLE    AB   R   BH  SB  PO   A    E
Baxter, 2b         7     3     2     1     0     1     2
Benham,ss         7     6     3     3     1     3     0
Lorenz 3b          7     6     4     4     1     1     2
Johnson,c           7     1     0     1   16     4     1
Nefzger,p           6     1     3     2     0     2     0
Carl,rf & p         7     3     3     1     1     0     0
F.Nosler,lf          7     2     3     2     2     0     0
C.Nosler,1b       5     2     2     1     6     0     0
H.Benham,cf      5     2     2     1     0     0     1
Totals.       ...    58   26   18   16   27    11   6

OAKLAND       AB   R  BH  SB  PO    A     E
Leatherwood,2b   4     0     0     3     3     3     4
Parker, c              5     1     0     2    11    1     0
Wilcox p              5     0      0     0     0     0    1
Brown 1b             5     1     0     0     5     0     1
Medley 3b            5     1     1     1     3     0     1
Gray lf                  5     1     1     0     1     0     1
Page rf                 4     2      0     1     0     0     1
Leatherman,ss      5     0      1      0     1    1     5
Mahoney cf          3     1      0     4     0     2     0
 Totals..       .      41     7     3    11   24     8   15
[M note: . these two items were in column, Oakland being under Coq.]

Coquille......    1 5 5 1 4 2 6 2 *     --26
Oakland.......        0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 2      --7
     The Oakland boys took their defeat manfully and were not only pleased at the fairness of Umpire Anderson, but also in the treatment they received at the hands of the players.  The crowd, which of course was most enthusiastic for the home team, omitted the "guying" which is usually unmercifully dealt out, by the small boy especially.
     The game was not without blunders and both sides got them to their credit.
     As to the Oakland boys we have this to say: that Coquille never had the pleasure of  entertaining a more gentlemanly set of young men and that we are more than pleased at their conduct after their defeat.  Manager Sterns is a pleasing young gentleman and made many friends during his stay.
     The gate receipts amounted to $236, which was divided among the team, 60 per cent going to the winner and 40 to the loser.  The winning team also secured the $50 purse.
     The crowd went from the ball game to the river where they witnessed the log rolling contest, for a purse of $30, which was participated in by Chas. Noble, Dave Holden and Jesse Hall.  Noble succeeded in ducking Holden in a very short time, but Hall was not so easy and gave him some exercise before taking a bath.  Noble got 1st prize of $20 and Hall 2nd prize of $10.
     The other sports took place on Front street, and on the sawdust back of the old depot, in the following order:
   Men's race, 100 yards, six entered.
   Wm. Nefzger s 1st money, $10; Frank Hague, 2nd, $2.50.
   Boys race under 16, purse $5, Walter Butler.
   Boys race, under 12, 50 yds, purse $2, Johnnie Bernitt.
   Girls race, under 16, 30 yds, purse $2.50, Leta Walker.
   Girls race, under 10, 30 yrds, purse $2, Emily Harlocker.
   Fat men's race, 100 yds, purse $5, Watson.
   Buck pole, purse $10, Ned Dulley.
   Pole vault, purse $10, won by Wm. Grow at 9 feet.
   Running high jump, purse $5, Bud Turpen at 4 feet 11 inches.
   Running broad jump, purse $5.  C. Jackson, at 18 feet 4 inches.
[all is + -- except spacing and layout in column numbers, etc.]   [M. note: all one article even though some items are double-spaced here for easier reading.] 

agric crop climate  CoqB 36 July 5, 1901  weekly crop bulletin

disaster? Wagon-team animal-horse Tot-Coq road-street 
CoqB 36 July 5, 1901 
     A runaway occurred on the streets last Tuesday.  A team belonging to Dick Barrows was left standing in the street and become [sic] frightened, and ran around a few blocks before they were checked.  The wagon was badly demolished.   +

Name-Bunch fruit farm Locale-McKinley boomer  CoqB 36 July 5, 1901 
W.H. Bunch brought over 100 gal cherries to town fm his ranch, McKinley.  has 50 bearing trees.
Anyone who says good cherries cannot be raised in Coos county has forgotten the taste of them. [latter sent. is +] 

Name-Curren Tot-Coq road-streets RR-CBR RR-depot  CoqB 36 July 5, 1901 
Contractor John Curren, burning old boards, rubbish which had been dumped in sink opp. Sanderson store on "C" to make way for the new road which is to be built to depot. not q.

Disaster Tot-Coq  CoqB 36 July 5, 1901
Small blaze roof T. A. Walker residence caused some little excitement Wed morn. 10:00.  Fire origin, fm spark igniting moss.  No serious damage, prompt action put out blaze. nfq

Utility novelty-wood-pipe food Tot-Coq  CoqB 36 July 5, 1901 
     C. E. Nicholson had some samples of wood pipe on exhibition at Johnson's butcher shop, this week, which he recommended to the city for use in the construction of the new water system. The pipe seems to be just the thing for this business, and it has several advantages over other kinds of wood pipe now in use.   +  [M. note:  C Nicholson was mentioned in other papers; I didn’t copy, as I didn't know then who he was.]     

Pursuit-baseball  CoqB 36 July 5, 1901  [several items baseball news]

Literary poem  CoqB 36 July 5, 1901  [several poems, not copied.]

Name-Bunch entertain speech holiday 4th-July character Tot-Dora 
CoqB 36 July 5, 1901 
An Explanation.  [head, centered, bold]
     It was announced on the posters and said in the papers that W. H. Bunch would deliver the 4th of July oration at this place.  [at last min. committee needed a name.]  Prof. Bunch was thought of by them and they, knowing him to be a patriotic and enterprising citizen, always being willing to help on all occasions, took the liberty of announcing him, not knowing that he was engaged to address the citizens of Dora. The committee assumes full blame for the mistake and Prof. Bunch is in no way responsible and will ever be held in high esteem by them as the loyal, patriotic citizen he is.  +

church  CoqB 36 July 5, 1901  Rev. J. M. Hunter. 

Health-accid CoqB 36 July 5, 1901 
     M. McDonald's little girl had the misfortune to swallow a pin Wednesday evening.  +

Visit locale-DanielsCreek Locale-Coos travel  CoqB 36 July 5, 1901 
Mr. Swift, one-time resident Coos, away for 20 yrs, passed thru on way to Daniels Creek to visit son-in-law, Mr. Culver.  nq

OT-GoldHill entertain moving-pictures item-[?] saying misc-word?  CoqB 36 July 5, 1901
     Gold Hill News. The Edison Company gave an entertainment here on the 15th [sic; ie, in June] to a very large crowd, many not being able to get seats.  We can recommend J.W. Cook as having a first-class entertainment, the scenes of moving battles being plain that they are surely startling and wonderful and the graphophone [sic] is a dandy.    +

Vital Tot-Arago Tot-Coquille name-Fox character friend 
CoqB 36 July 5, 1901 
     Chas. E. Fox and Miss Annie Clinton were married, last Tuesday evening, at the residence of the bride's parents at Arago.  The groom is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fox, of this city, and is an upright and industrious young man.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Clinton, of Arago, and commands the respect of her many friends and aquaintances.  +

Music entertain organiz? health-provider boomer? Saying? 
CoqB 36 July 5, 1901 
     The choral society which has been under the proficient leadership of Dr. J. W. Strange, as musical director, for the past six months, decided last Tuesday evening to take a recess until fall.  The choral society has been a great benefit to those who have attended, and has been instrumental in bringing Coquille's musical talent to a higher grade of perfection.  The organization the past winter, of course, might be called just a beginning, and next year some good work is planned out to be taken up.  +

School name-Nosler entertain speech music Event misc-word-fittingly-rendered 
CoqB 36 July 5, 1901 
     The graduating exercises of the '01 Class of our public school passed off, Tuesday evening, in a manner which reflects great credit upon the young lady graduates, and also those who took part in the program.  The recitations by the young ladies of the class were well rendered, and were highly appreciated by the large audience present.  The musical part of the program won applause.  The addresses by Rev. C. A. Stine and Prof. C. H. Nosler were very fittingly rendered and enjoyed by their listeners.  +

Tot-Marshfield Tot-Coq Locale-LowerRiver Locale-CoquilleRiver utility-indir 
CoqB 37 July 5, 1901
C E Nicholson and wife, Marshfield, spent several days in town and on lower river this week returning home Tue. not q  
moving Srh-ocean Srh-Mandalay OT-SebastopolCali friend 
CoqB 37 July 5, 1901 
     Miss Katherine Maddocks left on the last Mandalay for her home in Sebastopol, Cal.  Miss Maddocks made many friends while here who regretted her departure.  + 

item-tinware item-household item-hardware RE  prices locale-Coos agric-farm 
CoqB  37 July 5, 1901
Stock of hardware, tinware, stoves, tinners and plumbers tools, in good coast city; will invoice S7000 to $8000 probably.  To exchange for ranch property, Coos.  R D Sanford not q

Natl filler Locale-US [?] condit?  CoqB 37 July 5, 1901 
     The exports of the United States for the fiscal year ending June 30th amounted to $1,500,000,000.  The largest by far of any other country in the world. [sic]  +

July 12, 1901

b-act Tot-Coq-indir locale-LowerRiver Locale-CoquilleRiver business-indir 
CoqB 38 July 12, 1901 
     John Curren made a business trip to the lower river yesterday.  +

Harness wagon  CoqB 38 July 12, 1901 
     Single harness and road cart for sale cheap.  Apply to L. C. Thurman.  +

Name-Sugg item-apparel business Tot-Coq  CoqB 38 July 12, 1901 
     Mrs. Sugg will sell the remainder of her summer millinery at reduced prices.  +

Health-sickness name-Lyons  CoqB 38  July 12, 1901 
     Mrs. W. H. Lyons has been very ill for several days past, but is better at this writing.  +.    

Novelty-brick Tot-Coq machine?  CoqB 38 July 12, 1901 
     An accident to the hopper delayed work some at the brickyard at this place Wednesday.  +

Logging health-sickness? Job Tot-Randolph  CoqB 38 July 12, 1901
     Jesse Beyers, who has been employed at Pike's camp at Randolph, is laid up with sore foot.  + 

Name-Nosler road-transport OT-Roseburg  CoqB 38 July 12, 1901
     Wes Nosler and Geo. Collier each took a load of passengers to Roseburg, the first af [sic]
the week.  +

Utility-indir Tot-Marshfield Tot-Coq Tot-MP b-act  CoqB 38 July 12, 1901
     C  E  Nicholson, [sic] passed through town enroute home to Marshfield from Myrtle Point where he had been on business.  +    

Draying-wagon animal-horse Tot-Coq business condit  CoqB 38 July 12, 1901
     One of Wm. Mansell's dray horses ran a nail into his foot, Thursday morning, which will disable him for a month or so.   +

Tot-Coq Tot-Marshfield Tot-P.Orford outing  CoqB 38 July 12, 1901
     John Leneve and family, of this city, and Mrs. Grimes, of Marshfield, leave today for Port Orford on a two-weeks [sic] camping expedition.  + 
Outing beach Tot-Bandon  CoqB 38 July 12, 1901
     The camping season at Bandon has begun.  Parties are being made up and the season promises to be a lively one at this popular resort this year.  +

 Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat-Favorite Locale-CoquilleRiver 
CoqB 38 July 12, 1901
     The steamer Favorite intends going on her regular run next Monday.  She has been refitted
and improved to a great extent and will be of convenience to her patrons.  +

Vital official-county name-Hall  CoqB 38 July 12, 1901 
     The following marriage licenses were issued the past week by the county clerk:  Elmer Doyle and Elsie Haga, Harry Scott and Eva Judd, and Frank Gryner [sic] and Mrs. M. J. Hall.  +

Official-county tax  CoqB 38 July 12, 1901 
     The sheriff this week advertises the land which has been acquired by the county for the reason of delinquent tax sales and the failure of the delinquents to redeem them.  This sale will take place on the 12th day of August.  +

Vital Tot-Coquille church Tot-Bandon character friend people-attitude 
CoqB 38 July 12, 1901 
     Married, at the Hotel Coquille, June 30th, by Rev [sic; no period] M. O. Brink, Wm. D. Britton to Miss Mary E. Nelson, both of Bandon, Oregon.  This young couple is well and favorably known, and their many friends bespeak for them a happy and prosperous journey in life.  +

 Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat-Echo Srh-boat-Reta Srh-CaptMcCloskey locale-UpperRiver locale-CoquilleRiver Tot-MP Tot-Coq 
CoqB 38 July 12, 1901 
     Capt. McCloskey’s new steamer “Echo” started on the up-river run in place of the “Reta” yesterday.  The latter boat will be laid-up few days for repairs, and as soon as they are completed one of the boats will make the round trip from Myrtle Point and Myrtle Point and the other from this city every day.  +

Entertain pursuit-baseball exhibition Tot-Coquille Tot-Marshfield Tot-MyrtlePoint 
CoqB 38 July 12, 1901 
     Arrangements are being made whereby the Coquille and Marshfield baseball teams will play three exhibition games, commencing at this place on Sunday the 21st, [sic] of this month.  On the following Sunday they will play at Marshfield, and the next at Myrtle Point.  At the close of these games a team will be picked from the two nines to make a tour of the valley and play at different points.  +

Locale-MiddleFork Locale-CoquilleRiver? condit-progress improv crop 
CoqB 38a July 12, 1901 
     Upon a recent visit to the Middle fork [sic] section we were surprised to see the prosperous condition which that country is seemingly enjoying.  New farmhouses [sic] and barns are going up on every hand.  While these are going on other improvements are not lacking, but signs of progress are everywhere.  The farmers this year in all parts of the county are enjoying a good season with large crops and a good market for their products.  +

War-indir Civil-War -rivalry-anti entertain item-flag Tot-MyrtlePoint Event superlative?
CoqB 38a July 12, 1901 
     The Southwestern Oregon Veterans Association will meet at Myrtle Point, on the 7th, 8th and 9th of next month.  This meeting is not for those only who wore the blue, but for those also who wore the gray.  A grand time is assured and a reunion under the old flag such as never was held in this district before.  All union and confederate [sic] soldiers are invited to attend, and help make this a grand reunion in every sense  of the word.  We hope to give the program later.  +

Church entertain Event Tot-Coquille CoqB 38a July 12, 1901 
     Remember the entertainment to be given at Masonic hall, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
     Elder W. H. Decker, president of the North Pacific Conference and Elder Martin recently sent from California to this state will be in attendance at the annual camp-meeting of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, [sic] of Coos county, which will be held at Coquille City beginning August 8th, lasting ten days and perhaps longer.  Let all Seventh Day Adventists put aside other things for this is the one event of the year.  +

Ad machine farm-indir item-tool? Tot-Coquille business bldg 
CoqB 38a July 12, 1901 
     Buy the best. –McCormack Mowers and Hay Rakes, at J. A. Lamb & Co.  +

Pursuit-baseball Tot-MyrtlePoint OT-OaklandOR character? Entertain? Travel? 
CoqB 38a July 12, 1901 
     The game between the Myrtle Point and Oakland teams, last Friday, resulted in a victory for the latter team with a score of 11 to 7 – which should have been 20 instead of 11 if the visiting team had gotten anything like a square deal. The umpire seemed benton [sic; = bent on] having Myrtle Point win, at least one would judge so, from the decisions he rendered.  Nevertheless the visiting team won the victory under these discouraging conditions.  The Oaklanders, however, were not without friends on the ground as a good many took up their case and used their lungs very freely in cheering them on.  They left for their home at Oakland that evening.  +

Ad health-provider-indir business bldg Tot-Coq crop  CoqB 38a July 12, 1901 
     Go to Knowlton’s for your grass and garden seeds.  +

Road Tot-Coquille Locale-JackWoodsRoad Locale-NorthFork Locale-CoquilleRiver paper-attitude 
CoqB 38a July 12, 1901 
     The question of improving the Jack Woods road having come up before our people it is thought by some that the town might help open this road with the road tax which is being collected.  This is a very important movement for Coquille and means much toward shortening the route from the North Fork section, thus bringing the center of trade to this city instead of other places which is now the case.  We cannot but see that this money could not be expended in any better manner than in this way.  Surely if we allow the highways which lead to our town go to rack [sic] and do not keep them in proper shape for travel we cannot expect trade to come from the section of which they are the outlet. We urge upon our citizens that this matter be looked into and cared for in the future.  +

School name-Bunch official-county official-state Locale-CoosCounty misc-word-of...interested Lhc-pop census prices
CoqB 38c July 12, 1901
                                           Our Public Schools.
     County School Superintendent Bunch has just mailed his annual report to State Superintendent Ackerman, and we were allowed by him to copy some figures that will, no doubt, be of interest to those who are interested in our public schools.
     The total number of school children in the county is 3906;  1962 males and 1944 females. 
     It is astonishing to note that out of 3906 children of school age, 782 are not attending any school any time in the year.  This should not be, as we have public schools, and good ones at that, and every child should have the benefit of an education.
     The number of school houses in the county is 74, and the estimated value thereof is $60,496; value of school furniture is estimated at $7,688.72.  The amount of Insurance carried is $20,850.
     There were 91 teachers employed in the county the last school year, at an average salary of $45.60 for male teachers and $34.75 for females.
     The average number of months of school in the county is 5 3-5 [sic; = 5 3/5] months.  This is a very creditable showing as some of the districts have only three months in the year; while, of course, some districts have nine months.
.     There are several of the smaller districts which have a nine months term [sic] of school every year while some of the larger ones only have about six months.  Mr. Bunch informs us that he is well pleased with the progress that is being made by our schools, and that the 8th grade exercises which is being conducted every year by a great many of the districts is beneficial in the way of urging the pupils on to better work. [sentence, sic].   We are pleased to note the progress made by our schools, and we urge the necessity of having longer terms in every district which can possibly afford them.  +

holiday 4th-July entertain prices bicycle music name-Kanematz name-Lyons paper Tot-Coq contest pursuit-sports pursuit-hunting? food utility logging-indir item-feed draying lbr prizes road? item-flag 
CoqB 38c July 12, 1901 
4th July Funds By subscription $210.05  Goddess Liberty votes 73.95. Entry fees, log rolling contest $6.  By subscription for NB band 60.50. Expense Ned Dulley, buck pole contest $10.  Chas Noble, log rolling $20.  Wm Grow, pole vaulting $10; Bulletin, printing 14.60;  J S Kanematz, flags $5.05; Ed Goodman, fixing pole vault $5.80. Jas A Lyons Estate, lbr $16.10;  Dave Carey, fixing liberty car $2.50. C A Gage, flags $2.25.  Baseball prize  $50.  Dave Carey, hauling car, horse feed, $6.  Chas Watson, fat men's race $5.  Chris Jackson, running jump $5.  Chas Collier labor on road and grounds, $6.50.  W. C. Rose, flags $5.00.  F Haque, 2nd prize 100 yd race $2.50.
Wm Nefzger, first prize, 100 yd race, $10.  H. Smith, gathering up of flags, .25.  Chas. Hall, log rolling, 2nd prize $10.  Magnes & Matson, bunting, $3.45.  W. Butler, 16 yr race, $5.  Wm Mansell, hauling $1.  Jno. Bernitt, 12 yr race $2.  Bud Turpin high jump $5.  Bicycle prize $4.  Emily Harlocker, 12 yr race, S2.  Herald, printing names of states, $2.50. Dulley and Seed, hauling log $1.  Wes Nosler, hauling trucks and labor, $5.  Leota Walker,16 yr girl's race $2.50.  Meals for band $7.50. North Bend band $95. Telephone $1.75.

Entertain moving-picture misc-word-entertainment  CoqB 38c July 12, 1901
     The moving picture entertainment, next Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, will be great.  Don't miss them.  +

county-court  CoqB 38d July 12, 1901 
county court proceedings [lengthy;  expenses, etc.   many well-known names.]

pursuit-baseball RR-CBR RR-passenger Tot-Marshfield Tot-Coquille climate misc-word-wasn't-asleep misc-word-gala-day 
CoqB 39 July 12, 1901      
                         Coquille Defeated
Hard Contested Game, but Slow -- Score stood 12 to 14. [sub head  ]
A Great Crowd Witnessed the Game.                                [   "  ]
A Gala Day for the Marshfielders, and a Sad One for the Visitors.  [ " ]
     Last Sunday morning a large and enthusiastic crowd took the train for Marshfield to witness the game between the Coquille and Marshfield teams.
    The weather was regular baseball style and the sun did its part in causing the perspiration to flow very freely.
    The game was called at 2:30 with Magness and Bender as umpires.
    Coquille came to the bat first and succeeded in starting the game off with one tally to their credit, Chas. Baxter having made the first and only run of the inning.  Next came the Marshfielders to the bat and after "Billy" had fanned Wright and Denning, Ferry made a hit and was caught out.
    Coquille feeling encouraged came in bravely, but after three of the men struck at "Hi's" curves unsuccessfully they again took the field.  Marshfield came to the bat and made three runs thus making the score stand 3 to 1 in their favor.
    Coquille then made two more runs and tied the Marshfielders.  Marshfield wasn't asleep in the last half of the third by a great deal and as the result of good hard work brought in a couple of tallies to their credit.
    The game by this time was getting pretty interesting for both sides, as both teams were striving hard to best their opponents and a great deal of side betting was being indulged in.
    Coquille upon coming to the bat in the 4th inning did some good batting and lined out some hot ones and succeeded in bringing in five runs.  Magary and Pennick in the last half of this inning run [sic] in a tally apiece, while Short and Ferry were giving an exhibition with the clubs and winning for themselves a place on the players bench; the score now standing 8 to 7 for Coquille.
    The fifth inning was an exciting one as Coquille made only one more run and Marshfield two thus making the score 9 to 9.
     The next inning was a very close one both sides running in one tally and the score stands 10 to 10.
     In the seventh inning Coquille played hard and made two runs making their tally sheet show 12 tallies for them.  Marshfield came to the bat and after a good hard inning was played improved the looks of their tally sheet by four more runs.
    In the eighth neither side scored.
    The Coquillers had lost their grip and in the first part of the ninth the first man to the bat fanned, the second knocked an easy one to the pitcher and was put out on first, the third made a few wild movements, a grasp for breath and all was over; the Marshfielders had carried off the game with a score of 14 to 12 with half an inning to spare.  Following is the score by innings:
Marshfield 9 3 2 2 2 1 4 0 *   --14
Coquille   1 0 2 5 1 1 2 0 0   --12  +  [M. note: Hi = Hi Wright.]
county-court official-county prices crime-Landis health-provider health-death travel 
CoqB 40 July 12, 1901
Official County Court Proceedings
Expenses of Inquest on Body of J.B. Eudaily.

J.H. Cecil, acting coroner                     $5 00
J.W. Krewson, juror 2 days                   2 60
W.C. Rose       "                                    2 60
R. E. Buck      "                                      2 60
L.R. Hughes   "                                       2 60
L.P.Maury      "                                       2 60
A. Flanders    "                                        2 60
Robt. McQuigg, witness                          3 40
Grover McQuigg,    "                               3 40
J.W. Moss               "                              3 10
J.W. McConnell     "                                1 00
Walter Culin, witness $3 40;
      examining corpse $20 00                  23 40
W Sinclair reducing testimony
                 to writing                                2 00
Geo Collier 1 day guarding                      2 00
Lonis Simmons, digging grave                  3 00
Wm Benham, hauling body to grave         1 50
T A Walker, searching                            1 50
J A Jacobsen, coffin $10,
      robe $4, box $1 60,
      Emb. Fld.  Services                        17 60

Expenses connected with the search for M. D. Landis.

David Carey, bill $58.20 reduced to         $41 70
Chas Phillips, bill $30 reduced to                26 50
W.W. Glover         2 days                            5 00
W C T Spencer      5 days                         12 50
B W Lingo            5 days                           12 50
Jim Cornell            "  "                                12 50
F P Kirk                4  "                              10 00
G G Rozell     3  “                                        7 50
Dave Talbot     3 "                                       7 50
Jim Bob                2  "                                 5 00
H B Ingersoll        1  "                                  2 50
Roy Bartell           2  "                                  5 00
John Shields         7  "                                17 50
Vet Shields          7  "                                 17 50
John Humphrey   5  "                                 12 50
Brooks Pointer    5  "                                 12 50
R E Gardiner    40 miles travel                      4 00
D G Beale            8 1/2 days                      21 25
Mrs. Geo. Bolster, meals furnished
      searching party                                      4 25
Chas Fox,  bill $19 60 reduced to              15 85
David S. Johnson, bill $35 50 reduced to   26 25
T A Walker, bill $25 reduced to                20 00
T F Tennisson        4 days                         10 00
F M Blackerby, 97 miles, travel and
                  expenses                                14 80
A Aubrey, with 2 men 12 days and 2 men
           12 nights, 48 days                       120 00
C F McCullom, feed furnished
           searching parties                           15 75 
[M. note: all the above items are in single article; I’ve added extra spaces here for easier reading.]

county-court   CoqB 40 July 12, 1901 
jurors. [some of] Fahy, Bonebrake, Huling, Beale, Deyoe, H. King, Randleman, Anson Rogers, Archie Boone, R W Bullard, Glen Cox, G. W. Beale, W.H. Waddington.

agric crop climate  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901  weekly crop bulletin.

World filler OT- title paper-attitude  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
                                    King Edward’s New Title.
     New York, July 5.  –Commenting upon Mr. Chamberlain’s announcement in the house of commons [sic] that the title of King Edward will be changed, the London corespondent of the Tribune says:  The king cannot well be made emperor of self-governing colonies such as Canada and Australia.  In circles generally well informed that the words “Sovereign of Great Britain” will be added to the present ceremonial title, which is “Edward, by the grace of God of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.”  Some people in England, believe that the addition will be a complete one and that Canada, Australia and South Africa will be separately mentioned.  The attitude of the opposition will depend upon the character of the bill [sic?]  If it should attempt to extend the title of emperor to any part of the king’s dominions outside of India it will be stoutly opposed.  +

Natl filler literary prices? OT-SF  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
     Andrew Carnegie has offered San Francisco $750,000 for library buildings, providing the city will appropriate $75,000 for maintenance.  +

Natl filler govt prices money crime OT-SF  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901
     Government officials have discovered a theft of $30,000 from the mint, at San Francisco.  No arrests have as yet been made but a suspected employe [sic] is being watched.  +

Natl filler money govt [?] condit  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
     So much red tape has to be unwound to get revenue stamps of the classes abolished redeemed that small holders will prefer to pocket the loss of what they have on hand.  Treasury officials lay the blame on Congress.  +

World filler Srh-canal Srh-PanamaCanal Locale-US OT-England OT-Europe condit people-attitude? Paper-attitude 
CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
    The London Times has discovered that there is a concerted movement extending over continental Europe to use the Isthmian Canal question to engender ill will between the United States and England.  If that is its only trouble, the dear old Thunderer can take things easy.  The only ill will that makes serious trouble is homeside.  +

Ad photo business bldg item-apparel Tot-Coquille superlative 
CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
     Your Photograph?  We can take it for you in the very latest styles.  Only first-class work turned out.  See Samples.   Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Walker over Sugg’s Millinery Store on Front St.   [+ text.  See display ad for type sizes and styles.]

ad Tot-Coq item-apparel business  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901
     At Cost   We intend to sell our entire stock of Summer Hats at cost.  Now is the time to secure bargains.  Endicott & Lyons   +

Ad Tot-Coq item-headstone business  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
Steward [sic] & Westgate, Coos County Marble and Granite Works, Coq. [not q].  

Name-Nosler Tot-Bridge moving  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
     Fred Nosler moved his household goods to Bridge, Monday.   +

Tot-Bridge name RR-CBR RR-passenger  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901
     Miss Bertha Endicott left on Wednesday's train for her home at Bridge.  +

Name-Bunch school Tot-Coquille  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
School Supt. W. H. Bunch was in town first of week on business.  nfq

b-act Tot-Parkersburg-indir Tot-MyrtlePoint  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
     John Kronenberg made a business trip to Myrtle Point Tuesday, returning Wednesday.  +

Tot-Bandon name-Kime health-provider  CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
     Dr. A.W. Kime, of Bandon, made this office a pleasant call last Saturday.  +

Tot-Marshfield name-Hall Tot-Coquille commute RR-CBR RR-passenger misc-word 
CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
     Attorney John F. Hall, of Marshfield, was a between trains visitor in town, Wednesday.  +
Locale-Sitkum name-Laird misc-word   CoqB 41 July 12, 1901 
     James Laird, sr. [sic] and wife, of Sitkum, spent the fore part [sic] of the week visiting in town.  +

Official-county Tot-Coq misc-word-having...applied  CoqB 41a July 12, 1901
     County Clerk Hazard’s new residence is having the brush applied.  +  [ie, painted]

Utility Tot-MP  CoqB 41a July 12, 1901 
     Myrtle Point is considering the proposition of putting in a new and complete water system.  +

Tot-Coq improve house  CoqB 41a July 12, 1901
     A. C. Lukens commenced work on W. C. Chase's new residence, last Wednesday evening.  +

Mill-Lyons Tot-Coq condit-progress machine?  CoqB 41a July 12, 1901
     The planer at Lyons' mill has been running night and day to catch up with the work.  + 

Transport-stage road Tot-MP OT-Roseburg   CoqB 41a July 12, 1901
     C. Roberts, of Myrtle Point, is hauling passengers to Roseburg at a low rate.  One round trip a week.  +

Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Mandalay Tot-Coquille  CoqB 41a July 12, 1901
     The steamer Mandalay arrived here Monday night about 11:00 and left the next morning early.  +

Srh-dock Srh-ship-Albion Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver lbr Tot-Coq mill-Lyons OT-SF  CoqB 41b July 12, 1901
     The schooner Albion was towed to the wharf Monday.  She is loading lumber at Lyon’s [sic] mill, for San Francisco.  +

Excursion? Entertain character?  CoqB 41b July 12, 1901
     A jolly crowd of young folks, of this place, went on a hay ride, Monday evening.  A most enjoyable time is reported.  + 

Novelty-wood-broomhandle Tot-Bandon OT-SF  CoqB 41b July 12, 1901 
     G. W. Peek, the Bandon broomhandle manufacturer, passed through town Wednesday, enroute home from San Francisco.   +   

Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-dock Srh-boat-Venus Srh-James Tot-Coq mill-[?] 
CoqB 41b July 12, 1901
      The James Bros. are busy at the mill wharf putting on the finishing touches on the "Venus" and expect soon to have her on her regular run.   +  

Fruit agric-pests  CoqB 41b July 12, 1901
     Picking wild blackberries is the order of the day.  They are not so plentiful this season as in years past owing to the blight which struck them in some sections.  +  
Novelty-wood-pole utility Tot-Coq Boomer? House 
CoqB 41b July 12, 1901
     Work of setting poles, wiring residences, etc., is going steadily on by our electric light men and it will not be a great while before we can boast of having electric lights.  +

Health-accid pursuit-sports? Holiday 4th-July  CoqB 41b July 12, 1901
     Earl Simmons fell from the "buck pole" erected on the sawdust for the Fourth of July sports, last Monday, and broke his right arm between the elbow and wrist.  +  [M.  is this the little boy, or a man in contest?]   

Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat-Favorite RR-spur mill-Johnson-indir Tot-Coq-indir Tot-Randolph logging 
CoqB 41b July 12, 1901 
     The steamer Favorite towed a scow load of railroad iron to Randolph, to Alfred Johnson's logging camp, at this place, which is being run by Geo. Pike.  +

Tot-Coq OT-Portland visit  CoqB 41b July 12, 1901
     Miss Flo Boyrie, who has been living in Portland for the past year, returned home last Monday.  She was accompanied by Miss Tony Piltz, of that city, who will visit for some time in this city.  +
Govt Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-dock Srh-boat-Dispatch Srh-boat-Antelope Srh-boat-Venus Srh-boat-Welcome Srh-boat-Echo Srh-Edwards name-Edwards Srh-inspection CoqB 41c July 12, 1901
     Geo. F. Fuller and C. E. Edwards, government steamboat inspectors, arrived in town Wednesday and proceeded to inspect the steamers which were lying at the wharf here for that purpose.  The steamers Dispatch, Antelope, Venus, Welcome and Echo, were examined and passed.  They passed down the river in the afternoon on their way down the coast.  +  [M. note: presumably this means that the men traveled.] 

Ad Fruit Tot-Coquille item-household business bldg  CoqB 41c July 12, 1901 
     Fruit jars at Sanderson Bros.  +

county-court official-county tax condit locale-CoosCounty name-Dyer 
CoqB 41c July 12, 1901 
                                 Notice of Sheriff’s Sale.
     Notice is hereby given that on Monday, the 12th day of August, 1901, beginning at the hour of 10 o’clock in the forenoon of said day, at the front door of the County Court House, in the City of Coquille, in Coos County, Oregon, all property to which the said County of Coos of the State of Oregon, has acquired title by virtue of sale for taxes will be sold to the highest bidder for cash…  +  [lengthy more.  Names mentioned: Elbert Dyer, W H Corbett, Annie Corbett; signed by Stephen Gallier, Sheriff.]

Natl filler condit? Paper-attitude [?] misc-word  CoqB 41c July 12, 1901 
     Now that they no longer have to stamp their bank checks, editors have no excuse for not sending their families to swell resorts.  +

Natl filler oil paper-attitude? Misc-word  CoqB 41c July 12, 1901 
     The phrase “struck oil” will be applicable to every known section of the earth if oil discoveries continue to be made at the present rate.  +

Condit name- Locale-CoosCounty  CoqB 41c July 12, 1901 
Referee’s Sale.  [names:  D L Watson, L L Watson, several Floyd, signed by L. Harlocker, Sole Referee.]

dairy item- business bldg name-Lamb  CoqB 41c July 12, 1901 
     Osborne Tedders, at J. A. Lamb & Co.  +

paper-cut natl filler  CoqB 41c July 12, 1901 
[line drawing of people in [train lounge car?]: an illustration accompanying a "filler" story.]


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