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Coq B 216 [cont ]; Feb 21. 1902
Coos county has 10 creameries and one cheese factory.
Ignace Paderewski, the noted pianist, has just arrived in this country accompanied by his wife.
It is reported that she heard of the kissing to which young Kubelick, the violinist, was
subjected and that she is here to forestall any such actions at her husband’s concerts.
The king went to the theatre in London last week, this being the first time that their majesties
have attended a public entertainment since death of Queen Victoria. As the late Queen did
not go to the theatre at all in the later years of her reign, it was also the first time that an
English sovereign has been seen in a play-house for forty years.
A third route for this Isthmian canal is being urged on the government by a private syndicate.
This is known as the Darien route, and proposed to cut the Gordian knot by cutting a tunnel
through the granite backbone of the Isthmus. The tunnel would be at least 200 feet high,
allowing for the tallest masts of any ship, and would go from ocean to ocean on the same
level, thus avoiding the use of locks. [M note, were oceans same height??]
President Roosevelt’s fondness for horseback riding recalls the fact that a number of his
predecessors had weaknesses in the same direction. Washington, who vies with Roosevelt as
the best all-around athlete who has occupied the presidential chair, was a fine horseman, and
Jefferson had also the Virginia gentlemen’s fondness for the sport. The Puritanic ancestry of
John Quincy Adams did not deter him from riding an taking an interest in horse racing.
Franklin Pierce was a good horseman and at home in the saddle. Andrew Jackson was not
only the best horseman of his day, but was also a daring rider to hounds. The presidents of
the last generation have not been given to athletic sports, Mr. Cleveland least of all. +
Duncan Urquhart of Riverton, was on our streets this week. /
Quarantine restriction on churches and Sunday schools have been removed by health officer.
Coq B 217 Feb 21, 1902
John Offield and family had been "camping" at ranch on Cunningham most of winter,
w/furniture in town residence; now has moved full household nq [cp]
Several commercial men in town taking orders from merchants: C. G. Lee, of H Levi & Co.;
W. M. Welch, Baker & Hamilton; Wm Ford, Miller, Schloss & Scott. J.C. Yale and F. S.
McNamara also interviewing patrons.
Captain T.W. McCloskey’s infant son died at Myrtle Point last Monday from cerebro-spinal
meningitis, and was buried in the family burial ground near Norway on Tuesday. The little
one was scarcely a year old, and its loss is a severe blow to its parents, toward whom the
Bulletin and its readers extend their tenderest sympathies. + [red ck mark]
Perry McVeigh, slashing on his mother’s place Hall’s creek, Thursday morning, was caught
between falling tree and stump and instantly killed. 35 years old, well known on river, leaves
many relatives. Mother, Mrs. Mavity owns farm on Hall’s Creek. A telephone message to
his sister, Mrs. Munday, at Bandon, who came up on boat same day. not q
Wm. Abernathy, Dora, in town this week. / Louis Strong, W.H. Walker, Myrtle Point, in
town Wednesday paying taxes. / J. C. Roberts, M.P.E., in town Monday and made
G.S. Davis, dairyman, up on Alliance to visit son and acquaintances, from Humboldt,
California, and to look after his ranch on lower river.
Letter from Geo. Robinson, meeting many Coos people during his travels; expects to be home
in 2 or 3 weeks; reports Geo Moulton as improving and much encouraged with prospect of
Wm. O’Connell, otherwise known as “Little Auburn haired Willie,” was consulting our
merchants Wednesday in the interests of Hooper and Jennings, the wholesale grocers of San
Francisco. Mr. O’Connell is the soul of jollity and wit and possesses a peculiar knack in
securing orders. +
Edgar Howey, S. Dak, recently purchased farm of Mr. Fry near town, has invented an Oregon
wagon which he expects to have patented. The main features are that it is low and therefore,
easy to load, runs without wheels and is navigated by means of a center board. No doubt the
lucky inventor will make a stake. [last part +]
Professor C.H. Nosler, principal Myrtle Point public schools, in town this week attending
meeting co. bd. Examiners of which he member. not q
Council proceedings. Met in called session Wed night, all present except J. S. Henry. A
parcel of land 25 ft square in the corner of Panter mill property leased for one yr to Stewart &
Westgate for marble works. New signboards warning against fast driving, ordered for
Moulton St. Bridge. Quarantine restrictions public schools removed, school allowed to open
at discretion of directors, provided all pupils and tchrs present certificate fm health officer or
other physician tt have been successfully vaccinated or have had smallpox. Opening of
churches left to health officer. Notice to A G Long of Prtlnd tt proposition E W Cummings
Seattle to survey and plat proposed water system accepted. Marshall instructed to plank
driveway between depot and C st. [foregoing sent only : [cp]] Order that J. H Nosler, this
place, J. J. McDonald of SF thru agent A J Sherwood , to construct sidewalk as ordered in
front of their property on Taylor st, otherwise town will do same and levy property. Ordered
steamboatmen to pay delinquent wharfage before Feb 24 or proceedings will be instituted.
Bills for quarantine patients: R S Knowlton Drugs $13.00. J W Nosler, supplies $1.05. W H
Mansell, wood .75 . nt q
Coq B 218 Feb 21, 1902
Fred Andrews, San Francisco, taken charge of Coquille creamery and overhauling machinery;
to start up about first of next month not q
Republican county central committee met Judge Harlocker’s office Wednesday and called
primaries for March 19 and county convention Marshfield March 26. not q.
Portland to have another daily –the Journal. [Statistics on plant.]
A.G. Balch returned on the last Mandalay from an extended trip through states of
Washington, where traveling for Northwest Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Seattle. tt
country flourishing, farmers have had immense crops; also extensive silver and copper mines
which add greatly to wealth tt locality. Mr. Balch paid San Francisco and neighboring cities
month’s visit prior to return. not q
Carl Brothers, Norway [M. means the Carl brothers, not a man named brothers] have butter
and cheese factory almost completed; expect balance of machinery on next Mandalay.
[Meeting to press for a cooperative; H. L and J. D. Carl, Carl Bros’ Creamery, to be held
March.] [red ck mark]
(CBNews). Upper story Sengstacken bldg, opp Thos. Hirst store, fitted up for lodge room. /
schnr Lizzie Prien, damaged by going ashore Siuslaw, repaired; schnr Occidental total wreck
s. of Humboldt. [red ck mark]
Riverton Items. Mrs. J.A. Seed, Coquille, arrived here 17th to take the lever. Leaves E.J.
Price more time to keep things going. / 15th, wind blew top off flue at E. J. Price house;
Mrs. Price was at edge of porch as brick fell and just missed her head. / 14th, Mandalay
tied up at bunkers 9 AM. Took 200 tons coal, was off at 5 PM; brought about 60 tons for
river trade. [red ck mark] / Mr. Cavanah over from bay 12th to see about mill business,
he one of directors; 13th , squared up with men for January, returned on 15th. / Mark
Morras came 17th to take charge of planer for R.L. Co, but is laid off for a few days from
severe injury received by pulley trying to turn splitting off and hitting him just above the eye.
Went to Coquille Wednesday for treatment. / Old school house bad shape, need new one.
Shape of district wrong; 23 of school age on north side; many of younger can’t come to
school unless brought by boat. not q at all, this latter item. / Church in bad shape. Joint
own by ME S. and Myrtle Point church; those in priority in the 2 churches will not help a
Union church. Local organization paralyzed with laziness. Bell has been standing on
platform for over a year. not q
Herman Carl, Norway.
Bert Dean, moved to new spacious residence on Moulton st.
Prof. Backensto has built addition to already elegantly equipped paint shop, as a drying room
for buggies, carriages, etc.
Dr. M. Murphy, a pioneer physician of Coos, came Over fm Marshfield Wed, to Riverton to
visit Mrs. Strang who Been having such serious trouble with her toes.
Atty J. W. Bennett and Dr. Mingus, Marshfield, attended mtg of Republican central
committee Wed. [cp]
Our public schools to open Tue, but all pupils attending must have health certificates fm
health officer or other physician tt they been successfully vaccinated against smallpox.
J. S. Lawrence, A. G. Balch, R. H. Mast and Dr. Culin to Marshfield Wed to attend
celebration tt night, K of P 38 anniversary of tt order.
L. A. Roberts, well known MP atty, frequent visitor county seat; court; also attended mtg
Republican central committee, of which he secretary.
Teachers exams, board of examiners W. H. Bunch, W. D Reedy, C.H. Nosler, met at
courthouse to examine and grade papers of applicants who took exam last week. Successful
applicants: First Grade - Florence Robbins, Cora E. Weekly, Bertha Braden, G. P. Harrington,
Ida Gamble. 2nd grade Carrie E. Rodine, Ida Rodine, Anna Brittin, Lizzie Myers, Cleo Rose,
Georgia Gould, Arthur Brown, Sarah Rose. 3rd G. Florence Carter, S. C. Endicott, Mabel
Morgan, Laura M. Escott, Willa Hall. Applying for state papers: Mrs. Ethel Turpin, Miss
Alice Gray, Mrs. Gordon Robertson. not q
Coq B 219 Feb 21, 1902
(MPE.) Dean & Davenport purchased butcher shop of Wm Page and will conduct business.
not q / Public school re-opened Monday; small attendance some rooms on account of
smallpox still prevalent in some parts of county. / Chas Roberts formerly Myrtle Point,
now Covnia [as typed], California, has purchased large orange farm and has charge other
large orange groves...
(MPE.) C. W. Hall left Wednesday for San Francisco. He will return in a short time and will
at once put in a mill at this place and will commence to saw myrtle timber for shipment to San
Francisco and other places to be used in the manufacture of fine furniture and fancy wood
work. The mill will mean much to this section of the county. +
(Coast Mail) RR co. bldg lot of new flat cars at shop, also box cars and dump cars. Co.
constantly improving their property in this respect. J. R. Rochon is employed to do the paint
work. This branch of the co has become quite a factor as to employing labor and adds
considerable to the lg pay-roll of the co. [cp]
(Coast Mail0. In Marshfield, February 16, to wife of Geo Flanagan, a daughter. not q
Horace Russel, Randolph, in town last week. / W. H. Thomas, Riverton logger, business
in town last week.
Dave Carey down from ranch Saturday and reports plenty of water his place.
A. .J. and Henry Radabaugh town Saturday; report no smallpox in their community.
Dr. Strange returned Saturday from professional visit Curry county and will remain with us
J. M. Lasswell, old resident Coos, founder of Bulletin, change address from San Jose to Galt,
M. Croft, who been in employ in Bandon Woolen Mills some time past, severed his
connection, passed through town Monday on way to San Francisco where has secured
Dr. Strange...As the smallpox scourge is over in Coquille, he desires that those who have been
waiting a chance to get to his office for work to come in at once. +
Jack Lydick came out on our streets with such a beaming countenance that we were
constrained to ask him what it was. “A boy of course,” said Jack, which called for cigars.
Noticing the peculiarity of Jack’s smile, our suspicions were aroused, and we interviewed the
physician who says it is a boy but spells it g-i-r-l. +
In reference to Crescent Coal Company mine, article failed to state article by well known,
able writer, Robert Starkey, Marshfield. It is well written and illustrated by two cuts taken
from photos of the mines not q.
[From article in Riverton items, infer tt people down river under impression tt our town
quarantined against other localities. Never has been this winter, except for period 48 hours
when our town quarantined against Marshfield until they took proper measures to control
smallpox their town. There have been several cases of smallpox our town, but strictest
measures enforced to keep them isolated. All mail through our Post Office fumigated, public
gathering prohibited, every precaution taken to prevent spread of disease, and no other
restrictions have been placed upon person who have not come in contact with it. Disease
seems to be in mildest form, no fatal cases and nearly all houses infected been thoroughly
fumigated and patients released from quarantine and in no danger of communicating to others.
A few isolated houses still float the yellow flag.
Timberman George Merkell in area, favorably impressed with our timber. Mr. Alfred
Johnson, proprietor of Johnson’s mill, discovered in Mr. Merkel an acquaintance of many
years ago at Manistee, Michigan, and the two gentlemen spent a very pleasant evening
together. [As typed]
Coq B 220 Feb 21, 1902
Mr. Lewin was down from Myrtle Point last Saturday. + /
Mrs. Alex Stauff, of Arago, returned Monday from a visit to Marshfield. +
I Hacker, our abstracter, paid Marshfield a visit Saturday, returning Monday. +
Gaddis Brother, the Roseburg dairymen.
James Houser of Bridge, buried two infants last Thursday. They were laid to rest in one
grave. The cause of their death was inflamation of the stomach and bowel, caused by eating
too many wild blackberries. The parents have the deepest sympathy of their many friends. [M
where did they get berries in February? Were they canned, or had they eaten too many last
year and been sick all year?]
Miss Belle Ellingsen of School district No. 11 (Parkersburg) was granted a common school
diploma by Supt. Bunch last Tuesday. Mr. Bunch says he has several more applicants from
other school districts whose papers he will examine this week, several of whom, will no
doubt, be successful. + [red dot]
August Eickworth, former editor of Bulletin, over from Marshfield Monday, stayed till
Wednesday. Participated in installation ceremonies AOUW Monday night and Tuesday night
investigated some of mysteries of K of P lodge here. “Ikey” very popular with former patrons
and associates and visits greatly appreciated, especially by our young ladies. n q
P, Hennessey, Supt OC&N Co mine interests Libby over on Mon. train to secure some horses
to work in mines underground. Mr. H. honored our reporter with several entertaining and vy
enjoyable interviews. Mr H. personal acquaintance of editor of many yrs standing. He is
striking example of self made an, energy and determination having raised him fm common
laborer to present position of responsibility and trust; we feel sure his promotion has been
merited. Not f q [cp]
In a recent interview with a well known mining expert concerning the Coquille Company’s
mines at Riverton, our reporter gathered some interesting items regarding the prospects and
intentions of this company.
They intend to develop this mine to a much greater capacity this summer, the principal
owners, Louis Simpson, Sperry Bros. And E.T. Kruse, of San Francisco, having plenty of
capital with which to do this. They expect to be able to put out 250 tons per day. The coal is
strictly first class and all Coos county coal is always in great demand in the San Francisco
market. This vein is rather small but lies in such a position as to be very easily worked. The
principal difficulty at present is lack of transportation. The stockholders are well pleased with
their property and if capital can succeed, they are sure of success. +
Alton Sengstacken business in town Wed. /
Joseph Ferry, Riverton merchant, on our streets Wed.
Aasen boys put 800 logs fm their Fish Trap camp into river during freshet.
I. T. Weekly, ex-county commissioner, down from Gravel Ford Wed business at court house.
E. J. Bigelow brought fm Eckley Wed 3 stall fed beef cattle for P. E. Drane. Beauties, and
credit to any stock raiser or butcher's block.
Lyons' mill loaded shnr Jennie Wande at Marshfield this wk with 250,000 ft lbr and schr
Albion due at this port to take similar amt. [cp] [red ck mark]
Prof W. D. Reedy, who has taught Daniels Cr. School past 3 yrs, and one of county bd. of
examiners, over Mon to attend mtg of bd.
Geo. Schroeder resigned at Tenmile creamery to accept similar position Coos River creamery.
Geo has record as butter maker and plant securing his services to be congratulated. not q
Master Harvey Wallace Henniger returned Tuesday from a week’s visit with his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Scrap Lamb [as typed] on Fish Trap. He took his parents with him in hopes
that a short outing in the mountains would be beneficial to his father’s health. +
Coq B 221-6 Feb 28, 1902
Portland had a $94,500 blaze last Sunday on the waterfront. +
No one can say that Santos-Dumont lacks the element of nerve. +
Shooting tournament, Coquille Rod and Gun club; Coquille lost and entertained winners
(Myrtle Point) at the Hotel Guerin. Targets were blue rocks thrown from electric release
magazine trap. Myrtle Point T. Dixon, W. E. Johnson, L. A. Roberts; G. M. Short; W. W.
Deyoe; L. W. Deyoe; Ross Deyoe; Claude Nosler; K. A. Leep; N. G. W. Perkins; W. H.
Corbin; B. C.. Lehmanowsky; Coquille J. A. Rhodes; B. F. Collier; G.E. Hathaway; A. J.
Sherwood; Ira Johnson; C. A. Gage; G. Collier; Wm Rose; C. Hughes; B. E. Nosler; E. A.
(from the News). The Arcata took several tons of potatos at the depot, Saturday night which
were being shipped from the Coquille to San Francisco. [cp] / Arr by Arcata Sat among
others, Geo. Moulton, Mrs. Inot, J P and Mrs. Cummings. / Outgoing Arcata: Chas
Sneddon; J. T. Hall. / The new hose carts and 500 feet of hose was received from Portland
on the Alliance. The carts cost $150 each, and the hose cost $450. The town is now well
equipped with apparatus for fighting fire and the boys will be in a position to do efffective
work in case their services are needed. +
Riverton Items. Wharf well filled with lumber. / The mill cut their last log to be sawed
now, the 22nd +. / Mr. Peterson, Mike McCormac stake fencing [print] their residence
lots. / Favorite, 24th, took scow load of hay upriver for Mr. Thomas. / Born to Mrs.
Will Steward 20th, girl. Granddad Leggett.
(From the Recorder). A break in the engine which operates the lathes at the broom handle
manufactory, last Saturday, caused a shutdown. Repairs will be completed by the first of next
week. / James Guerin, Revelstoke, BC, died February 7th, pneumonia; brother of Geo H.
Guerin Myrtle Point and W M Guerin, Langlois; and was once resident Coos. / Incoming
Mandalay: Mrs. W. Mansell, A. Wilson and child, Geo. Hall; L. B. Culbertson; F. D. Layton,
Captain Robert Frederick; Mrs. Martin, R. H. Rosa, Chas D. Felter, J. G. Lee.
(From the Recorder). Mrs. Charles Lorenz went to Coquille City Tuesday on a visit to her
parents. She returned home yesterday and the health board have put Charles and his wife
under quarantine regulation. + / H. N. Russel and Jeff Ownbey of Randolph came to town
Saturday evening but on communicating the news that they had been in Coquille City they
received an invitation from the health officials to move out and they absquatulated [print]. +
[poem, wind sweeps by with a lonesome moan, ...gush of rain on the window pane. About a
store and peace to follow; not local, but representative of tt era poetry]
NY February 24 Prince Henry of Prussia arrived NY yesterday. To start for Washington.
There was such a rush of Valentines this year that the post offices could not handle them. The
greatest trouble came at the Baltimore post office; which seems to prove that the ”bells of
Baltimore” [as typed] still retain their old time reputation for beauty and attractiveness.
Coquille Machine Shop J. C. Wilson, prop.
W. D. Roberts, Riverton, town Wednesday. / J.F. Chaney, Riverton, business with our
Rev. W. S. Holcombe to begin meeting ME church next Sunday.
Lyons’ mill and Johnson’s mill are loading the schooner Repeat at Marshfield with 400,000
feet of lumber. + [red ck mark]
Miss M. J. Wade, elderly lady, aunt of Mrs. G. A. Churchman, New Drug Store, expected on
Alliance fm Portland. Has resided Salt Lake City with her nephews for short time and coming
here for permanent residence if country pleases her. not q.
Coq B 227 Feb 28, 1902
E. C. Coke, telephone lineman, over Wednesday to adjust wires between this place and
Johnson’s mill. Long distance and local wires entangled which caused "cross talk," but
otherwise not interfere with workings of line. not q
Bandon has at last discovered that there is no difference between Coquille smallpox and
Marshfield smallpox, or any other smallpox, so has raised the exclusive quarantine which she
has been so vigorously prosecuting against Coquille, so her citizens and visitors are again
allowed some of the liberties usually permitted by most civilized communities. +
James Endicott, severe bruise one foot while working on carriage at Johnson's mill last Tue.
Head block slipped off, log rolled, catching his foot between log and the stand. No bones
broken, will be laid off a time. Came to town on train Wed and stopping with sister, Mrs. J.
Stewart Lyons this place. Getting along as well as be expected. Not q [part cp]
F. L. Richardson, a Michigan lumberman is in the county looking ver our timber lands. Mr.
A. J. Sherwood, took a tramp with him over the Lampa and Bear Creek countries during some
of our recent stormy days. Mr. Richardson is well pleased with our country but not inclined
to talk much on what his intentions may be. He went to Marshfield by Wednesday's train to
look over the Chadwick timber tract From occasional remarks, it is evident that if he finds the
proper location with a sufficient body of timber at the right price he will put up a saw mill in
our county. + [cp]
Coquille K of P inducted August Eickworth into mysteries of 2nd, 3rd degrees. Fred Linegar,
3rd. [Lists rest of festivities]. One of the growing and popular orders of our city. not q
[Lengthy articles about status of county infirmary, conditions, prospects. Retiring supt. W. A.
R.E. Shine in town looking over interests S O Co. not q [<cp?]
Miss Belle Rich returned from Bandon Saturday where has been teaching, owing to smallpox
scare in tt town, public schools have closed for school year.
Miss Irene Lamb entertained about 30 her young friends at her home Saturday night. Various
games played, carroms [print] most in evidence; elegant lunch served.
Weather last week alternating between warm, bright sunshiny spring weather and Oregon
mist. Bud are swelling, leaves are unfolding, katy-dids are chirping – all indications of the
near approach of spring. +
Central Meat Market shipped 1500 lbs cured meats to bay by Mon train. This firm forging to
the front, result of courteous treatment of its patrons, honest goods and mammoth stock
always on hand. [cp]
Steward & Westgate marble granite have leased corner of the city lot near wharf just s of rr
and will move their shop there at once. Men artistic in their line and their work needs only to
be seen to be appreciated. not f q
Alliance: A. Daly; Alden S. Chase; L. Hazen; J. H. Milner and wife; Miss Francis Jarvis; A.
A. Fuller. (From north.) (From south.) Arrived Saturday, Alliance. Mrs Farrin; Chas
Liggett; J. A. Luse; E. A. Gillespie; J. B. Davis, Mrs. G. W. Davis, Warren Davis, Wm S.
Sweet, Robert Marsden.
Congregation Webster Street ME ch, East San Jose tendered farewell reception in church
parlors last eve to M/M J. S. McEwen, who are about to remove to Kelseyville, Lake county,
where Mr. McEwen will establish weekly paper. Best wishes of newspaper fraternity and of
many friends this vicinity go with the veteran to his new home. –San Jose Mercury, February
5. not f q
Coq B 228 Feb 28. 1902
Land that considered worthless a few years ago now is bought for $100 to $25 per acre. not q.
Smallest painting in world on smooth side of grain of corn and is miller and his mill with
quite a landscape included. Work of Flemish artist, under magnifying glass is seen to be drew
[as typed] with perfect accuracy. not f q
The light of the Liberty Statue in New York harbor is to be dark on account of the expense of
maintaining the torch. Another case of sacrificing sentiment to cents. +
[LENGTHY article on Rebecca Institute at Myrtle Point, attended by Coquille. Annie
Lawrence organizer, taking Coquille Rebeccas down to Myrtle Point to organize Myrtle Point
lodge. Installed officers Huling, Spiers, Prey, Giles, Wagner, Page, Walters, Self, Perkins,
Harris, Dodge, McMickle, Adams. [All women, but gives only first names, so does not say
which persons would have husbands.]
George Moulton came home from S. F. last Saturday. / Aaron Wilson has returned to Coos
co and he and Mrs. Wilson visiting Mrs. W's parents, Bridge.
H. B. Grist, representing Cal. Saw Works of SF, interviewing sawmill men on the river.
Geo Robinson overland fm SF via Drain state rd, arr here Marshfield's train Wed. [cp]
John Golden is in town looking after his 2 new bldgs nearing completion; expects to have
ready for occupancy in 2 wks.
Geo W. Ellis; Blake, Mcfall Co, Portland, on the river since Monday taking orders for paper
and printers' and stationers' supplies.
Miss Ethel Johnson entertained a number of her young friends last Mon eve at her residence,
vy pleasant time spent until quite a late hr.
Only one case of smallpox in Coquille and the patient is on the rapid road to recovery.
W. H. Nosler and family are expected to arrive at this place in a short time with the intention
of again taking up their residence here.
Steamer Favorite on reg. run tomorrow, Saturday, March 1, leaving morning 7:30 for Bandon
and 1v. Bandon 1 PM for this place. [red ck mark]
Band boys tendered a serenade to Mr. Dale Strange last Saturday night in honor his 21st
birthday. Serenaders invited into house where a lunch was spread. After lunch general good
J. W. Bennett lv. next Monday for Salem, where he has business before the court. ( from
Steamer Reta took up regular run yesterday morning. (Thursday) will 1v Coquille in morning
arrived at Myrtle Point ten o’clock, 1v Myrtle Point 1 PM arrived Coquille 4 PM. Captain
Bert McCloskey will handle wheel. [red ck mark]
Chas. Matheson wished to express his thanks to his friends and neighbors who so faithfully
administered to him and his mother in their recent illness. He greatly appreciated what they
have done in this matter and desires us to say to them for him, that they shall always be
Coq B 229 Feb 28, 1902
Coquille school board met last Saturday when Mr. B. H. Burns took oath office as successor
D. P. Strang, resigned. Miss Erma Lukens elected as teacher to fill vacancy by resignation
James Mast. School ordered and arrangements perfected for school to open Tuesday morning
this week. not f q
G. A. Brown, supt of Coos River salmon hatchery, brought over 220,000 young Chinook last
Friday and placed them in river near Myrtle Point; Monday brought similar amount and
released at Johnson’s mill. Reports his season about finished, to report to headquarters. Says
Coquille River needs hatchery and if people would exert themselves we might have one.
Able and enthusiastic in his work and deserves our approval for interest takes in our behalf.
Coquille baseball elected officers John Curren unanimously elected manager; J. P. Tupper,
V.R. Wilson, Fred Linegar, directors; Geo Robinson secretary -treas. Election of Captain
deferred until season opens about May 1.
Born -- On Coos River, Feb 22, to the wife of John Biasco, a son. [cp] /
Mrs. Flo Cessna to Coquille last week to indulge in the prevalent festivity of vaccination.
Assessor Lawrence goes to Bandon Monday to begin his season’s work. Will they let him in?
Miss Ici March visiting her uncle, W. J. Gregory and family in Mound precinct. (Medford
C. F. McKnight, promising young atty, Marshfield, business at court house Wed. /
E. G. Flanagan, prop. of Pioneer Meat Market Marshfield, business at co seat Wed. /
E. B. Price, Riverton Lumber Co, passed through town this wk on road upriver on hunt of
logs for his company.
Jay Peart sustained the dislocation of one wrist and a severe sprain of the back last week -- the
result of a fall from the coal mine trestle below town on which he was at work. +
August Eickworth again with us Tuesday and Wednesday.
Steward & Westgate have let the contract for moving shop from its present location to the lot
leased from the town on the old Panter mill property. A. B. Dean will do the moving and
expected to begin work yesterday. not f q
Our public school opened Tuesday morning after a long vacation on account of quarantine
regulations imposed by the town council. Our principal, Mr. Hawkins, reports an enrollment
of about 200, which is about 60 less than the former average attendance. Many more are
being enrolled, and prospects are good for a fall school.
Miss Erma Lukens has taken the sixth and part of the seventh grades – the room occupied
by Mr. James Mast.
New Drug Store Golden’s Building, Coquille. / Coquille Valley Real Estate Market W.
C. Chase, Manager.
Steamer Echo, W.T. McCloskey Master 1v Myrtle Point every day except Sunday, 7 AM and
arrives Coquille 9:30 AM; 1v Coquille every day except Sunday 1 PM arrives Myrtle Point
4:30 PM. Arrives Bandon 10:45 AM arrives Coquille 4:45 PM. [red ck mark]
Smallpox all over world, Portland, NY, Boston [latter 150 cases], Philadelphia disease was
brought to St. Louis, at least by soldiers returning from Spanish-American war.
(From the Oregon Timberman). The shipments of match wood and broom handle stock
manufactured in Coos county, Oregon, 1901, aggregated nearly 13,000,000 feet of white
cedar. The exports of match wood from the Coquille river for January of this year aggregated
to 1,485,000 feet...
Oregon dogwood found in the Coast and Cascade range is one of the most valuable wood
for turning purposes to be found on the Coast. The trees attain the size of eight to ten inches
on the stump, and the wood is susceptible of a high polish and when finished is as white as
ivory. For the manufacture of fine furniture, Oregon dogwood is bound to have a place.
Perhaps nothing more clearly demonstrates the growth of the lumber business in Oregon
and Washington, than the significant fact the volume of money received by the manufacturers
of the two states, for lumber and shingles exported during 1901, slightly exceeded the sum
received by the producers [for wheat and flour exported same period] which aggregated
Coq B 230-4 Feb 28, 1902
Real estate transfers Jas Wall to Crescent Coal and Navigation Co. , lots 5, 6, 7 and se 1/4 of
se 1/2 sec 27, and lots 4 and 5, sec 26, t 26, r 13, 127.21 acres, $5,000. January 14, 1902,
January 28, 1902.
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