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Coq B 192-5 Jan 31, 1902
Oregon timber report; development of 1br business.
Guglielmo Marconi, inventor wireless telegraphy announces he has learned how to prevent
theft of messages sent by his system. If this can be accomplished it removes greatest
objection to system as commercial venture. not f q
(B. Recorder). Bark Baroda parted the large steel cable at the buoy, last Saturday. Cable has
been buried in sand till it holds but has drawn bark farther up beach. 800 tons ballast in hold.
Both cables now parted. not q
(BR) Schooner Bessie K some trouble at sea, forward gaff snapped by wind.
M/M Horace Russell, Randolph, happy over arrival new girl on their place the 15th [or does it
say the 5th??]
Coq B 192 -5 Jan 31, 1902
Private Boarding House Rooms Neat and Clean. Best of Cable Service. Mrs. G.R. Wickham,
The Bon Ton. Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Dave Carey, Prop.
The Monogram. Cunningham Pure Whiskey. J.S. Hayes, Prop.
J.B. Fox Second Hand Store. Near Tuttle Hotel.
Coos County Marble & Granite Works. Stewart & Westgate, Props. All kinds of Marble and
For Good Pictures at Lowest prices go to.....F.E. Hicks, Photographer, Wilkins’ Building.
E.D.G. Holden, Attorney-at-law Insurance Agent U.S. Commissioner. Notary Public.
Robinson Building, Front Street.
H.[? partly obscured] Johnsons.......Meat Market. Fresh Meats, Sausage and Corn Beef
Always On Hand.
Walter Culin, M.D. Physicians and Surgeon. Office upstairs first door past Post Office.
Mrs. Moon, Millinery & Dressmaking Latest Designs.
The New Drug Store General Line of Drugs, Medicines, Cigars, Stationery. Geo. A.
Rose’s Confectionery. Cigars a Specialty. Fresh Nuts and Candies.
Front Street......Restaurant. Meals at all Hours. Mesd. [??partly obscured] Walsh & Balch,
Mrs. Suggs..... Millinery Store. Millinery and Dressmaking. Latest Styles.
A.J. Sherwood, Attorney-at-Law, Notary Public.
The Clyde. Billiard Parlors. News Stand. Cigars and Fruits.
$1's Worth for $1. At the Emporium. C.M. Skeels, Prop.
Mrs. L.G. Simmons. Fresh Bread and yeast at all Times. Wilkins’ Building Second Street.
The Best of Groceries and Provisions. Try us and Be Convinced. Rich’s.
Sperry & Chase. Attorney-At-Law. Robinsons Building. Up Stairs.
Knowlton’s Drug Store, School Books, Stationery. Garden and Grass Seeds.
Slagle & Fordyce, Tailors and Gents’ Furnishings Martin Building, Front Street.
W. Sinclair Attorney-at-Law.
Geo. A. Robinson, General Merchandise. Prices Right. Call and See.
M.H. Hersey, General Merchandise. First Class Groceries. Second Street, 1 door east
C.L. Moon, Attorney-at -Law.
Tuttle Hotel. Only White Labor Employed. East End of Front St. Bridge. [cp]
Coquille Furniture Store. Undertaking and Embalming. J. Jacobson, Prop
Coq B 196 Jan 31, 1902
Business directory, cont.
Walker's Studio. General Photography and Enlarging. Front Street.
The Little Wonder Groceries and Dry Goods Fansy [print] Articles. Odd Fellows' Building.
Palace Barber Shop. M. McDonald, Prop. Elegant Porcelain Bath Tub. The Up-to-Date
Shop. Odd Fellows' Building.
Hawkins' Store. Honest Goods -- -- Honest Prices. General Merchandise. Corner Second
and B Streets.
Little Hotel. Board and Lodging. Second Street.
Livery and Feed Stables. T.J. Little, Prop. Good Turnouts. 2nd Street. [M. 2005: turnouts --
see my note just below business directory.]
The Coquille Barn. Livery and Feed Stables. Draying a Specialty. W.C. Benham, Prop.
Kennedy & McAdams. Blacksmiths. Our Work Speaks for itself. Second Street.
F.A. White. Maker and Repairer of Guitars. Shoemaking a Specialty.
I. X. L. Store. General Hardware, Paints, Crockery, Glass and Tinware, Buggy Whips.
Atkins Saws. Cutlery a Specialty.
Coquille Soda Works. Manufactures of Soda, Ginger Ale, Sarsparilla and all kinds of Soft
Drinks. Johnson Bros., Props.
N. Lorenz. Dry Goods and Groceries. E.P. Reed & Co.'s Shoes. Geo. E. Keith's Men's
Shoes. Front Street -- Opp. P.O.
F. Long & Son. 1902 Rambler Bicycles, $25, $35 and $40 each. All kinds of Bicycle
Fixtures. Be Up-to-Date. Ride a Rambler.
Linegar & Medley, General Merchandise. Feed a Specialty. Front Street, Corner Near Boat
J.A. Lamb & Co. Hardware and Agricultural Implements. Front Street.
P.E. Drane. (Successor to Drane & Henniger) Fresh Meats of All Kinds. Lyons' Building,
Front Street [M. In front thought it other way around].
Lyons' Store and Saw Mill General Merchandise. Timber of all Kinds. Finishing Lumber a
Lone Star Saloon. Captain M. Olsen, Prop. Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Front Street. Near
Patronize Home Industry! Choice Hams and Bacon. Beef, Pork and Mutton. The Coquille
Coquille Valley Bank. Exchanges on all Accessible Points. Your Patronage Solicited.
Hotel Coquille. J.P. Tupper, Prop. Finest Sample Rooms. Bar in Connection.
Coquille Valley Real Estate Market. W.C. Chase, Manager. General Real Estate . Loan
Agency. Robinson Building, Front Street.
Wilson Jewelry Co. Watches, Jewelry and Diamonds. Fine Watch Repairing. Eyes Fitted
[turnouts: livery stables kept wagons and buggies of many kinds, plus teams for them;
whatever combination a client asked for. These capabilities were called turnouts. (explained
in "Gone but Not Forgotten," Robert R. Reaney; JB Printing & Graphics, Hillsboro. A
private family geneology.) ]
(From the Sun). W.J. Butler returned home? / T.H. Barry is putting up crabs at the
Empire City cannery. Those who have sampled the packed crustacea [print] pronounce it A-
1. + [M. 2004. Is this facetious? Wasn't Barry editor of Coast Mail or other paper?]
(from the Sun). The gang of men at Libby employed in driving what is known as the Rock
tunnel struck a five-foot vein of coal this week. The tunnel was being driven to tap the north
side of the mine; the mining now in progress being done in the south gangway, and
consequently the discovery came as a surprise and is a new vein. The vein was struck in the
"fault," and Superintendent Hennessey believes developments will reveal it to be superior to
the ones now being mined. + [cp]
Warren Laird is head sawyer at Johnson's mill since Wednesday.
A. A. Fuller, arrested at Empire on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon for
discharging a load of shots into Andrew Peterson's leg at a charivari on December 30, has
been dismissed because his newly wedded wife testified on the witness stand that she fired the
shot with her own hands. +
Mrs. Peter Johnson of this place, was called by telephone to go to Marshfield to see her
daughter, Mr. Chas. Nordstrom, who is in a critical condition. Mrs. Johnson expected to go
on today's (Friday) train. +
Coq B 197 Jan 31, 1902
Hotel Coquille of this place and the Tupper Hotel of Bandon are each in receipt of new
registers, gotten up under the supervision of our foremen, Mr. E.C. Holland. They are artistic
in design, and a credit to Mr. Holland and an ornament to the desks they occupy. +
Creamery man, Geo Davis, of Norway [mother, Mrs. Polly Davis died; she not from here, but
many remember her from visits; more.] /
Steamer Alliance to be quarantined on arrival at Astoria. Not q /
Miss Ella Buck is home from a visit of several weeks at Bandon.
Jack Chapelon, an old time friend and pupil of ye editor, has resigned his position at Beaver
Hill and wll visit with his parents in San Francisco for a short time. He visited or town this
week and expects to sail on the next Alliance. [cp]
Marshfield to have cold storage plant. Corp. organized; C.E. Nicholson to Portland to
complete arrangements. not q
C.F. Henniger has retired from the firm of Drane & Henniger, our popular meat market men,
and Mr. P.E. Drane will continue the business at the same stand in his own name. Mr.
Henniger has accepted a position as carpenter with Thos. Heaton. +
Cyrus Spurgeon of the Palouse country, arrived in town Wednesday on his way to Bandon to
visit his uncle, the pioneer and our former townsman Sol Spurgeon. He had not seen his uncle
for about thirty years and was pained to learn of his present feeble condition. Mr. Spurgeon
stands high in the councils of the Odd Fellows and Masons of his home town. +
The way of the traveler is hard. --Revised version. Levi Snyder left our country to visit
relatives in Florence, but on arriving at the river bank opposite that town, after being
questioned as to where he was from, was refused transportation on account of quarantine
ordinances. A minister residing conveniently near took in our unfortunate citizen, but latest
reports did not state that Levi took any active part in the family devotions. Hiring a horse
from that neighborhood, he started on his return trip, but lost his horse in the quick sand above
J. A. Davenport, of this place, has just received form California a herd of twenty-five
thoroughbred milch cows which he intends to divide between his farm near town and the one
near Myrtle Point. Mr. Davenport is a dairyman of many years experience in Humbolt
county, California, and understands the necessity of keeping only the best breed of stock. +
R.S. Knowlton has had some fancy lettering placed on his show windows on the front of his
drug store. They are elegant attractions to this already popular house. +
The numerous fake exhibitions of the manly art, which have occurred so frequently of late,
are not barren of good results. When people become tired of paying from $5 to $100 to
witness one of these tame shows, combined with the moral sense of shame in encouraging, by
their patronage, a "sport" that is contagiously absorbing the interest of our boys to an
alarmingly increasing degree, it will appear plainly evident to the average pug that he must
either quit the ring or starve to death. --Roseburg Review. +
D. Morgan, the wide awake dairyman on J. J. Lamb's farm on Fish Trap, has ordered several
thoroughbred Berkshire brook does it mean brood?] sows from California. Mr. Morgan is one
of those "new fangled" farmers who keeps up with the times. [Up to date methods and
machinery, best blooded stock.]
Alfred Johnson Jr. business visit Marshfield this week. /
Knowlton has just received a fine stock of valentines.
Coq B 198 Jan 31 1902
Partnership is dissolved between John Curren and J E Fitzgerald , Coq Packing Co; Curren to
continue business same name. Nq at all.
[head: centered. All caps. ] PRISONER PICKS LOCKS. [Sub-head] Escapes from Jail but
is Retaken in Court House.
Louis Norton, the seventeen year old boy held in our county bastile [print] a charge of
forgery, picked the lock of the steel door and nearly made his escape last Tuesday evening.
He was out of his cell about two hours, but was recaptured before getting out of the court
house. He had been hiding in the Circuit court room and in attempting to make his exit from
the building, was discovered by the sheriff just as he reached the foot of the stairs.
“Hello there,” said the sheriff as he seized his prisoner.
“Hello Steve,” said Norton.
"Where have you been?”
“Have just been down town, and thought I would leave you, but on considering the matter,
I thought I had better come back and give myself up, or it might go harder with me, if
On being questioned as to how he made his escape, he said that after the janitor had been
in to clean his cell, he went to the door and gave it a push and it flew open. The janitor says
he locked the door and put the key in his purse where he always carries it, and that he
remembers locking the door when he came out. The prisoner on being questioned, admitted
to the sheriff that he could throw the bolt on the lock half way over, and the inside of the lock
shows strong evidence of having been recently tampered with. The prisoner claimed that he
had been on the streets and had just re-entered the court house when captured. But the sheriff
says he apparently had just come down the stairs leading from the court room and was going
toward the door leading from the north side of the building. [M. He is thought to be hiding in
circuit court room].
The prisoner also tells of meeting people on the streets that are known to have been
confined to their houses at the time on account of sickness. His shoes were perfectly clean and
dry and appeared not to have been worn out of doors since his incarceration some months ago.
Altogether, his story of having been outside of the court house seems to be as “fishy” as the
check he endorsed last fall
He made his escape while the sheriff was at supper and when the sheriff brought the
prisoner’s supper to the jail, he found the door open and the bird flown. This was about six
o’clock. The sheriff and deputies at once instituted a vigorous search of the building and
surroundings, and probably frightened the fugitive from his hiding and in attempting to evade
his pursuers, he ran into the arms of the sheriff. He was returned to his cell shortly after seven
All Federal prisoners who escaped form McNeill Island have been recaptured and placed in a
dungeon on bread and water diet not f q
Latest implements, J. A. Lamb
Chas. Price and family, recent arrivals from Kansas, have rented a portion of Mr. Sanford’s
farm near the west end of town, and moved into the same last week. They think of investing
in farming lands here and making this their permanent abiding place. We feel sure that a
year’s residence here will convince them that Coos county is the place. +
Dr. J.W. Strange returned to his home at this place after a prolonged visit to Myrtle Point.
This visit was extended much longer than he anticipated or desired, on account of quarantine
[print] regulations, the doctor fearing these regulations might keep him from his patients. +
New Drug Store Geo A. Churchman, MD – Prop. General line of Chemicals, Drugs, Patent
Medicines and Druggists' Supplies. Good supply of Fresh Prescription Drugs, etc. [print]
Elegant Line of Cigars, Perfumes and Stationery. Perscriptions [print] a Specialty. Having
had many years of experience in this line we are prepared to give all the best of satisfaction.
Golden’s B'ld'g, Coquille. +
Coq B 199 Jan 31, 1902
Johnson's mill last week loaded the schooner Chas E. Falk on the bay with 350,000 feet of
lumber. This is her first trip to this part since her voyage to the Orient. / Lyons' mill
received the contract for cutting the lumber for Golden's new buildings on Front street. The
order contains about 50,000 feet.
(from Rural Spirit). Of 6,000 varieties of flowers only 420 possess an agreeable perfume. It's
the same way with men.
Coq B 199 Feb 7, 1902
The centennial anniversary of the first time coal was burned in this country will be celebrated
February 11th, at Wiklsbarre, [print] Pa. It was tried in an open grate, word having been
received that the "black rock" plentiful near Mauch Churnk, would burn and give heat. The
old grate is still in existence, although it was twice stolen, once at the close of the Philadelphia
Centennial, where it was on exhibition. It is now in the same spot that it was when first used.
[M note. but world book says commercial mining of coal considerably before that!]
[Article on enforcing the quarantine ordinance.]
?From a sense of false modesty bordering on stupidity, public announcement of the
existence of a contagious disease in a house or dwelling, is looked upon by some as
objectionable, but for such acts of indiscretion and disregard for the welfare of others we have
no consideration?Motives of derision belong to the baser set, but the regulations enacted by
city authorities are intended as sympathetic cooperation with individuals to cope with
conditions which are a menace to the general good and happy state of society. X.Y.Z. in Coos
It is reported Miss Alice Roosevelt will sail with special Ambassador Reid [and wife] on June
5th to attend coronation of Edward. [not f q]
Coq B Feb 7, 1902 (b199)
The S.P.R.R. Co. are preparing to use oil burners for all their engines running over the
Siskyou mountains south of Ashland and expect to have the tanks in place by April 1st. +
[A list of what was in the Rustic, paper at Empire City, May 11, 1872, description of size
paper, ads for businesses / Incl. Dr. Tower; D.L. Watson, attorney; F. Schetter of Coal Bank
Store; H.H. Luse, general merchants Empire; A. Nasburg general merchants Marshfield.
Steamer Coquille, barkentines Melancthon, Webfoot, Orient; barks Cambridge, Clara Satel;
schooners Gotama, Norway, Parallel, Elida, Jennie Thelin had arrived, shr Ivanhoe and
Vanderbilt had sailed. Wm Hall and Geo Dyer, demo candidates for joint senator and joint
rep. Coos-Curry; also lists jurors, among them John Duffy [M. any relation to matchmaker
duffy?], J.S. Macnamara [M. of Macnamara brothers, Randolph???] James Aiken, W.D.L. &
F. Smith, J.F. Schroeder. (From CB News). ]
Letter from Ethan McDuffee tells of safe arrival of self and family at L. A. and had no trouble
finding employment. Not q / Rumors tt Alliance quarantined at Astoria not true not q
CoqB Feb 7, 1902. (b199)
George Moulton went to San Francisco on the Alliance for medical treatment for injuries
received several years ago in lifting a heavy load. These injuries have been aggravated
recently in handling freight for our local railroad. + [cp]
Frank Morse, our electrician, is suffering from a too liberal application of croton oil to his
chest and neck which gives him somewhat the appearance of a well developed case of
smallpox, which on a recent visit to Myrtle Point frightened some of the people of that place
Mischievous youngsters been putting up yellow flags at houses where no infectious diseases,
causing annoyance and inconvenience to residents therein. Culprits are known; city recorder
says will be severely dealt with if do not desist. N q
Coq B 200-06 Feb 7, 1902
John Curren rented rooms above old Coquille Pharmacy and will move family and begin
keeping house. Not q
CoqB Feb 7, 1902. (b200-06)
The train made a special run over from the junction last Saturday after the immense sample
trunks of G.W. Goodwin and Joe Levy, the popular traveling men. +
Arr by Alliance fm Portland Feb 2, C. F. McCullem, C. E. Nicholson, C. Bunsch [M. does it
mean Bunch?], E. W. Henderson, Dr. E. Mingus and wife. [cp]
A.G. Balch, our former townsman and carpenter has been in British Columbia traveling for an
insurance company. He had the misfortune to fall on the ice and fracture one of his arms. As
soon as the splints could be removed and he felt safe to travel he went to California and is
now at San Jose. +
Stewart & Westgate have just completed a pretty little monument to be placed a the grave of
Amos G. Waters near Fairview. Our marble cutters are experts in their business and have on
hand some of the most beautiful stones it has ever been our lot to see. The grain lies in
beautiful waves resembling the swells of the ocean. +
Our popular landlord of the Hotel Coquille, Mr. J. P. Tupper, is the recipient of a liberal
legacy left him by a deceased uncle (his father's brother) who died several years ago in
Bombay, India. Mr. Tupper's brother in London has had the matter in hand for some time and
mine host of Coquille announces that it will soon be settled and the property distributed to the
heirs. The total amount of the estate which has been on deposit in a London bank for about
two years is 135,000 pounds English money, and is to be equally divided about the heirs, of
which Mr. Tupper is one. We congratulate him on his good fortune and feel sure that it could
have fallen into no better hands, or where it would be used to better purposes.
Mr. Tupper has been a resident of our county for thirty-two years, and during most of this
time he has been in the hotel business, in which line he is very popular and successful. He is
an energetic citizen and well deserving of this great luck.
[M 2004 I thought he had been at Bandon most of that time!]
Mrs. Wilson, Arago, had taken 7 year old son, Dee to Marshfield for medical treatment not q
Departures by Alliance Feb 7; G. S. Twombly and wife, W. S. Chandler and wife [<cp], Mrs.
Elrod and two daughters, Geo. Moulton, LauraLlewellin, J Koon, L E Elliott, J Levy, J. B.
Davis, R. H. Glason, C. Bledsoe, R. Marsden, J. S. Coke [should be cp], G. A Robinson. [and
others, incl 3 in steerage.]
Riverton Items. Mr. Tennisson continues to peddle fresh fish. + / Mr. Ferry gets a good
share of trade at his store. + / Our saw-mill is turning out some very fine lumber, and well
manufactured. + / School in session Man 27 then closed indefinitely. Only 10 present
of enrollment of 65. / Vaccination took well in the families of Dahuff, Foster, Lee, Ferry,
F.J. Price; and other persons. Some are "scared up" over the smallpox at Dahuff's, but no one
has been bad off with it, at their home, and he has worked at the mill everyday. + /
Mandalay took 300 ton from coal bunkers last week. Men at work again, and smiling. Would
be good thing if another boat to take coal and keep men at work steady. not q
H. P. Whitney, pioneer of Coos, died at home in San Diego, California January /
E.L. Bessey, prominent Coos river dairyman, to Myrtle Point and Coquille visit this week. not
q at all.
Cold weather, snow blizzards latter part January Eastern Oregon. Very different from
beautiful spring weather here all winter. Not q.
In Pac. Homestead for January 23 photo potato field Yakima Co., Washington which looks
more like a Coos county potato field than anything we have ever seen outside of Coos, the
principal difference being that the tubers in the photograph do not appear to be as smooth as
those raised here, and if possible, not so large a yield.
Coq B 207 Feb 7, 1902
Four Centuries of Canal Schemes [head].
So we are to have an Isthmian canal at last. It will seem odd to have a session of Congress
without debates on that subject: The scheme is three times as old as the nation that is to carry
it out. [ Lists previous “talk” about the scheme, etc.]
Real estate transfers W W Gage, Sheriff, to Allen Urquhart, tax deed, w 1/2 of lot 2, block
4, Coaledo. $6.05. [M. how did Gage get to be sheriff? Must have been deputy, or else is
wrap up of former business.] [cp] /
U .S. to Frank Borwon [print], Patent. [Gives section and all]. /
Mary E. Kribs to Julia Barrows, lots 11 and 12 block 42, Elliot addition, Coquille $800. /
Anna E. Koon to J. T. McCormac, parcel of land with frontage and boom privileges on
Coquille river $1.
CB News. Editor Luse, Sun, to city on business trip. / Harry Nasburg attending Heald's
Business College San Francisco. / G. A. Brown received orders to take number of young
Chinooks from Coos river and "plant" in upper Coquille. / C.E. Nicholson, arrangements
completed for cold storage plant.
(from the Coast Mail.) W. S. Chandler and J. S. Coke, Jr. left on the Alliance for San
Francisco, on business connected with the Beaver Hill Coal Co. + [cp] / F. P. Norton
acting mayor in absence Mayor Coke. Nt q
Levi Snyder working in Marshfield ship yard. /
Dr. and Mrs. Mingus returned to Marshfield on Alliance. [<cp] /
Hon. Sol McCloskey, Norway, on our streets last wk. / Wm. H. Schroeder, Arago, town
The "1905" commercial men have struck our town as evidenced by the hotel registers. [M.
must refer to advance men for Lewis and Clark centennial?]
John Curren to Myrtle Point and upriver business this week. not q at all. /
Geo A. Robinson having electric lights placed in mercantile and in residence.
Mr. Chas Price, recently Kansas, purchased 5-acre farm and will raise fine blooded chickens.
W.H. Erdice, cheese maker and creamery man, Myrtle Point, left on Alliance to visit his old
Chas. Matheson, been seriously ill with both smallpox and measles, so far recovered as to
dispense with night nurse, expects to be around in short time.
Gus Reskey, “Butcher Gus,” comes over from Marshfield Monday to take charge of the
Central meat Market at this place, as successor to Mr. Lewin who is to have charge of the
same firm’s business in Myrtle Point. +
Mrs. Esther Morris, widow late John Morris, died on Fish Trap at residence son in law J. M.
Adams February 2, 80 years. Pioneer of our country [Mrs.] and highly respected among
friends. not q
Mr. Tupper desires to inform his many patrons that he has not quit the hotel business on
account of his good fortune, but is still to be found at the old stand and as anxious as ever to
serve the traveling public, in which capacity he is so well and favorably known. +
Dr. and Mrs. S.L. Roberds of Myrtle Point moved to our city this week where they will both
take up the practice of medicine. They will have their office up stairs over the new drug store,
and their residence in the Nosler house near the M.E. Church South. Dr. Roberds has a
splendid driving team and will give special attention to out-of-town calls. +
Wm. Bettys, Fairview, paid office pleasant call last Saturday. /
County treasurer has called for all warrants endorsed prior to January 1, 1901.
Roland Darby of Marshfield was fined $6,000 for being on the streets of that town after
having smallpox, without a doctor’s certificate. +
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bledsoe to Myrtle Point Monday for visit. Mr. Bledsoe having new
sidewalk laid in front of his property there.
Coq B 208 Feb 7, 1902
John Curren proprietor of Coquille Packing Company is preparing to open up a market in
Myrtle Point. Mr. Lewin who is an artistic and expert meat carver will take charge of
business at that place for Mr. Curren. It will be called the Central Meat Market and located in
Dr. Leep’s building and will carry a full line of fresh and cured meats. We can assure our
neighbors that they will receive proper treatment at the hands of this popular obliging firm. +
Coquille February 1st. Mr. Editor...
Well I don’t wonder at Mr. Editor becoming waked up in the interest of good roads and
streets, he living in the corporate limits of Coquille City and every time he goes down town to
his office has to climb fences, go through ranches and over logs to avoid being stuck in the
mud. I don’t wonder at him advocating good roads. But so far as the streets are concerned
Mr. Editor you would do well to call the attention to our public spirited city dads to the fact of
at least one of our public streets being in an impassable condition. They probably have been
sitting in their offices all winter and are ignorant of these needed improvements or they
certainly would plank one side of this street say 8 feet wide with cheap lumber and if the
treasury is busted take slabs, fix it so teams coming from the bay to Coquille, the county seat,
will not have to stop their teams as soon as they get inside the corporation and walk down
town the same as you do. [Moulton and Hall street corner north of the long bridge about 100
I can tell them [city dads] no longer ago than last week I saw a gentleman stuck in the mud
for an hour with a one horse buggy; he got out in the mud, worked for an hour trying to get
out but could not until he went and got a man and team and hauled him out. Now to my mind
this is a very bad recommend [print] for our town and especially for strangers. If this street
was bad for a half or quarter of a mile it might be different but only about 100 yards.
[He wants to see more money on roads and less on bridges, since most bridges are for use
during high water and at that time roads so muddy no one can use them anyway.]
...In my opinion the only possible way for us to have good roads the year round is to plank
them... the County court could do no better with the people’s money than buy a few portable
saw mills and set them to work along the lines of our roads...I have but little doubt that some
districts would saw much of the timber if the County would furnish the mill in order to have
good roads in their vicinity and if I was the County Court I would buy a mill and set it to
work on some of our public highways and am quite sure it would result in my re-election.
City council proceedings. H.T. Schweers granted permission to relocate at own expense tt
portion of Marshfield and Coquille public road passing what known as “old Gallier place.”
Ordinance No. 55 passed authorizing issuance of fifteen bonds of City of Coquille of $1000
each. Bills allowed: Coquille Electric Co. lights $19.85. C.M. Skeels, supplies for various
quarantined families $3.80; Geo A. Robinson office rent 2 month $4.00. W. R. Mast 10 days
care of Chas Matheson $20. Lee Goodman, 1 month salary marshal $40. W. C. Chase, 3
month salary recorder $26.
Marshall Way is ticket vendor at the R. R. depot in the absence of Geo. Moulton. This is
Marshall's old trade. + [cp]
Alfred Johnson, Jr. and wife, nee Miss Flo Boyrie, paid Marshfield a visit this week. + /
Mr. and Mrs. Fordyce to occupy rooms above store of Linegar and Medley. /
S. B. Cathcart to MP Mon to survey new roads for county.
Geo. Robinson to SF for few weeks visit and to lay in stock goods for spring. /
Dr. J. W. Strange left on Wed, train to MP from where expects to make extended visit Curry
O. A. Kelley, Riverton, in Coq Tue. Mr. Kelley health been poor some time past. /
Several families in quarantines with small pox had premises fumigated and released by health
Coq B 208a Feb 7, 1902
In addition to business directory given last week, added H. Backensto. Sign Writing, Plain
and Artistic Work. Wm. Mansell, General Draying; Special Attention Given to Commercial
Men. not q at all
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In business directory Mrs. Roberds & Roberds Physicians and Surgeons. [S.L. Roberds,
MD.] [Annie E. Roberds, MD.] Office over New Drug Store, Front Street. Not q
[Lengthy description of] care of infectious diseases; attendants should wash in disinfecting
solution, attendants clothing to be washed and boiled. Everything in the sick room disinfected
before leaving the room. [in carbolic acid or hot water depending on what is; cloth boiled for
½ hour after leaving room. Small articles, linen, cotton, paper, burned immediately after use.
Patient should receive disinfecting ting baths. When free of disease to receive antiseptic bath,
with thorough washing of hair, before leaving sick room, then taken to another room to put on
clothing not exposed to infection. Things in room, everything of no value to be burned, when
cannot be boiled, would be exposed to fumes of sulphur 12 to 24 years, room tightly corked to
confine fumes. In some cases formaldehyde gas superior to sulphur. After fumigation, floor,
bed, wood work, etc washed with hot water containing carbolic acid or corrosive sublimate.
Best to let room remain unoccupied a few days for thorough ventilation. Not q
Bulletin Job Office Color Work our Specialty not q
Authorities of Philadelphia investigated reported epidemic of small pox their city. Found only
one way of averting attack of smallpox, tt by acquiring immunity through successful
vaccination. In Germany vaccination is mandatory [at least in certain parts.]
Riverton Items. Coal bunkers full the 6th. / Who says it does not rain in Coos this winter?
+ / Roses, Blackberries and "Johnny jump ups" are in bloom. / The song of the Robin and
Blackbird, is heard in the air. + / Grandma Strang is suffering very much with her foot. /
Mr. Ahr, the tinker, with his outfit, was here last week. + / Mr. Kelley, twin brother O. A.
Kelly, very sick California with brain fever. / Miss Jewel Kight able to sit up a little each
day, been very sick 2 weeks. / Three or four “so called” young gentlemen here need a dose
of old-fashioned slipper, for the way they do at church. + / A Riverton cat took a bath in
a well, a rooster followed suit. The cat is all O.K. The bath was too much for the rooster.+
/ Coquille’s quarantine works funny. A sober, honest, law loving man trades by mail
orders. The rum sucker or beer guzzler gets on the boat here at 10 AM is back at 2 PM so full
and limber it takes two men to get him off the boat. Why does not the city Marshall pull and
run them in for the city treasury’s good?
(CB News). High water in bay keeping clam flats covered most of time, clam cannery
running short of bivalves. / Captain Nelson, Arcata [ship] says bar rougher Sunday than he
ever saw it; sea breaking in to fathoms of water, white foam marked jetty. Arcata crossed in
safely. / Geo. Farrin accepted job steward at Central dining rooms [experienced, well
English game Ping-Pong, called here parlor tennis, has taken hold in the big cities. Chicago
wrought up cause cannot get the balls used in game at any price. Very light, hollow shell of
celluloid, so nothing can be used as substitute. n q at all.
Coq B 210-14 Feb 14, 1902
[lengthy descr of mine explosion in Mexico coal mine; 84 at least dead, plus mules. Men
mostly Mexicans or Chinese . not q at all
Geo. Laingor renewing acquaintances in town this week. / Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bledsoe
returned Fri fm to MP. /
Alfred Johnson Jr. employed in railroad machine shops Marshfield. [<cp]
W H Bunch school supt in town holding tchrs exams.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick seriously ill at her home on Spurgeon Hill. /
New Drug store new sign, product of artist Harry Backensto.
B. C. Shull down fm MP Wed shaking hands with numerous friends. /
M. McDonald tonsorial artist to Marshfield Wed business for several days. /
C. Stauff, Marshfield groceryman, thru town on train Wed to visit MP and parents at Arago.
Chas Magee, Empire, lately employed on Baroda, up fm Bandon Tue and took train home
Wed. [should be cp] [red ck mark]
John F. Hall, Marshfield; John Flanagan, Empire, in town Wed to attend mtg of Demo county
C. E. Harmon, a former "school boy" of this place and well known in this county, and who is
now postmaster at Grants Pass, figured conspicuously, at the recent meeting at Portland of the
Republican State Central Committee of which he is a member.
Our electric light plant is shut down temporarily owing to the burning out of one of the
armature coils by the lightning last Friday night. A coil was telegraphed for to San Francisco
but none was to be had there, so one was wired to come by express from the factory of the
Westinghouse Company at Pittsburgh, Pa. And it is expected that the lights will be on the first
of the week. Advantage is being taken of the shut down to plant, the engine and make several
minor improvements about the plant.
C.W. Hall, San Francisco, arrived this place last week and looking country over securing
myrtle timber. Mr. Hall gotten out several fine samples of myrtle to ship to San Francisco and
will introduce wood for making fine furniture and fancy wood work. Will purchase all the
available timber and put in mill near this place and expects to ship large amounts of this
beautiful wood to California. MPE.
C. P. Barnard, prop. Empire livery stable, Roseburg, awarded contract for carrying mail
between Roseburg and Empire City over old Coos Bay Wagon road for $7,777 per year. E.
C. Case, Farmers’ Livery stable Roseburg, granted contract from North Bend to Gardiner via
May, Templeton for $1,191 year. B. Fenton Myrtle Point contract from Roseburg to Myrtle
Point for $5,500 year.
Probably worst thunder storm Coos ever saw last Friday night 8 o’clock. Severe lightning
and heavy thunder. No extensive property damage or lives lost, but a few close calls. Large
green fir tree, 5 ft in diameter. 200 feet high on bluff at Cedar Point above railroad tract about
150 feet northeast Eli Swearingen’s residence was struck and shattered into thousand
fragments, debris all directions. Largest piece triangular stick 75 ft long and 2 ft thick which
fell down bluff just missing corner of unoccupied cabin, running into ground at angle 45
degrees to depth difficult to imagine. Mr. Swearingen and family felt the jar, and tremendous
crash almost deafening. Also felt slight shock and thought at first their house struck.
Consider they had narrow escape. Lightning struck electric light wires; shock very heavy and
passed lightening arrestors and enter dynamo. Burned out one armature coil. But one or 2
flashes after wire struck. After thunder storm passed rain fell, continued with only short
intervals. With heavy rains tt just fallen, raised river and tributaries to quite a freshet; all
marshes surrounding river under water. Farmers have had time to move stock. Loggers
pleased with rainfall, as many logs been lying in marshes and small tributaries awaiting high
water to float. Alluvial deposits greatly increase fertility of soil.
(B. Recorder.) All men on Baroda, except those retained to care for vessel, discharged last
week. [red ck mark]
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(Bandon Recorder). The quarantine has disarranged public school in the Bandon district and
the teachers have been paid off and the school closed. After the quarantine is removed we
understand that there will be a term of private school, but there is no likelihood of the public
school being opened up again until next September. In one way this will be beneficial as it
will enable the district to get out of debt and have the school in session after the money is
collected to pay the teachers.
New baby girl R.H. Airey, Gravel Ford. not q /
Assessor Lawrence to Myrtle Point Monday not q.
J. R. Benham, Dora, courthouse business last Monday. /
Rain and more rain; proper thing for the loggers.
D.F. Dean, editor of our esteemed contemporary, the Herald, has been laid up lately with too
much vaccination. +
Mr. J .J. Lamb and daughter Irene to Marshfield Monday dental work for Irene to Marshfield
Monday dental work for Irene.
Johnson’s mill football team are after a game with Coquille team.
Central Hotel dining room Marshfield under management Hillis Short. Meals all hours.
American or European Plan.
J. E. R. [as typed] Shelton, Beaver Slough, in town last Tue. Reports plenty of water in his
neighborhood. Not fq [cp] /
Evening Telegram February 6th excellent article describing Cresent Coal Company mines and
general works at Coos City. not q
J. A. Jacobson, our furniture dealer and undertaker is advertising his business, business house
and lots and residence for sale in this issue. Mrs. J. has been in very poor health for a long
time and a change of climate has been advised.
[On first page directions for infectious diseases.] The article was furnished by Dr. Mingus for
publication in the Marshfield papers and we copy it from them. + [cp]
John Curren, prop Coquille Packing Co. leased 1st floor Pharmacy building for cured meats.
Company is building up immense trade, and carries largest stock ever seen Coos county. not f
James Murray, Marshfield, visit relatives Coquille Monday. Has resigned as waiter in Central
Hotel dining room; will drive 4-horse team this season for L. D. Smith’s logging camp near
Coos river creamery. not q
Jas. Bright's new boat the "J Warren" made her first trip to this place last Friday. There was
sufficient water for her to reach Gravel Ford today, and she took up a load of freight for
parties of that place. The boat will be a great convenience for the residents of the East Fork. -
-Myrtle Point Enterprise. + [red ?] [cp]
A.D. Wolcott, Coos pioneer, resigned as accounted [M. as accountant?] for mercantile
establishment H. Sengstacken. Came to county seat Monday and accepted position for a few
days in Sheriff’s office writing tax notices. Reports many changes and improvement in
appearance of our town and says hardly recognized the place. not f q
Demo county central committee met last Wednesday at office A.J. Sherwood, apportioned
delegates to county convention: lists various districts they come
[Refuting article in Herald].
Walter Laird took Mr. Frederick to Roseburg [on old Coos Bay Wagon Road] with a hack
and team making the trip in two days and a half. On leaving Coquille he was asked to lead a
saddle horse back to Sitkum, that Mr. Dulley had hired to ride home.
Now the Herald makes it appear that owing to the bad condition of the old road, it was
really necessary to have a saddle horse along to complete the journey. Mr. Frederick had
about two hundred pounds of baggage besides a bicycle which would have been very
inconvenient to carry on horse back.
Walter Laird has made three trips to Roseburg with team during the month of January.
The road is open for wagons now and has been all winter and is in very good condition for
this time of year. Wagons have been crossing the mountain all winter. Only three inches of
snow has fallen as yet.
Coq B 216 Feb 14, 1902
Our local coal magnate, Mr. John Peart, has just completed a trestle 800 feet long across the
bottom land from the railroad track to the foot hill opposite the mouth of his tunnel and
expects to be ready to supply the local demand for his produce inside of three weeks. The last
few bents were laid in three feet of water from the freshet in the marsh. This is a worthy
enterprise and we cannot speak too highly of the energy and business sagacity of Mr. Peart in
pushing this matter to completion. He has a good ledge being one end of the same one now
operated at Beaver Hill. Mr. Peart will build a coal shed in town for the local demand. He
has also made arrangements with the railroad company to ship his coal to San Francisco. Mr.
Chandler, the manager of the railroad company, says he can handle fifty tons per day for him.
Mr. Peart will run another slope from near the mouth of the present tunnel, the prospects
indicating a larger and better ledge at a depth of about two hundred feet. + [cp]
Mr. Morse, our electrician, went to Myrtle Point Wednesday to erect some more poles and
wire several more buildings at that place [print]. He informs us that he intends to paint the
poles in this building containing the plant at Johnson’s mill is to be painted white in the
spring. This will be as pretty and efficient a plant as can be found anywhere.
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