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Myrtle Point Enterprise Myrtle Point, Or.
chronological, with comprehensive keywords updated 8-09
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1896 Jan to Dec
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Tot-Bandon MPE a2 Jan 4, 1896
The new hotel at Bandon is nearly completed.
Lhc RR-CBR RR-haul RR-passenger RR-extension crop sugar-beet
RR-name-Spreckels RR-name-Sheridan Tot-Coaledo Tot-MyrtlePoint
Tot-Marshfield OT-Roseburg OT-SF coal condit-progress
MPE a2 Jan 4, 1896
T.R. Sheridan, of Roseburg, president of the First National Bank in that city,
and one of the foremost promoters of the Coos Bay & Eastern railroad, now in
operation between Marshfield and Myrtle Point, kin a recent interview with an
Oregonian reporter said that within another year he expects the Eastern
extension of this road to reach Roseburg. The road is now controlled by Claus
Spreckels, the sugar millionaire, and is being used in the transportation of coal
from the newly-developed fields at Coaledo, the product being shipped from
San Francisco. [M. must = to SF.] Tri-weekly trains are also run between
Marshfield and this place and a general freight and passenger business is
carried on between these points. +
AHB dairy agric Tot-BH BH-coal-co condit-progress MPE a2 Jan 4, 1896
During the past year A.H. Black & Co. have done an immense business in
shipping butter and country produce to the Beaver Hill coal mines, and they
expect to double their business in this line during the present year. The
Myrtle creamery butter is living a wide reputation. +
Tot-Bandon Tot-GoldBeach Utility novelty-wood-poles MPE a2 Jan 11, 1896
A telegraph line is projected by Bandon parties from that town to Gold Beach.
The people are asked to put up the poles and wire. +
Mill-Morras Tot-Coquille MPE a2 Jan 11, 1896
[M. note: in latter part of 1895, article abt Morras mill about to change hands. But I
didn't keep track of date.]
Other-mining MPE a2 Jan 11, 1896 [more on mining]
Health-death name-Flanagan MPE a2 Jan 11, 1896 death of Patrick Flanagan.
[date: Jan 11, or 18?]
RR-extension RR-CBR RR-other OT-Astoria locale-SouthernOregon needed
MPE a3 Jan 11 [or 18?], 1896
A.B. Hammond declares that the Astoria road will be running in full blast next November. That’s good, but a like declaration about the Coos Bay, Roseburg & Eastern railroad would be far more gratifying to the citizens of Southern Oregon. +
Tot-MyrtlePoint Tot- Needed? condit-attitude condit-incentive-inducement character-attitude? Novelty-wood enterprise-[?] enterprise-cannery MPE a3 Jan 11 [or 18?], 1896
We are confidentially informed that one of our sister towns has organized -- not in secrecy and for selfishness of a clique -- in a general way and for the general good to secure a sash and door factory, fruit and vegetable cannery, match factory, beet sugar factory, and any other legitimate enterprise, by tender of sites and other assistance [sic]. That is the spirit which wins, and the Herald wishes them the reward of their enterprise. --Coquille City Herald.
[MPE adds:] We do not know positively that Myrtle Point is alluded to in the above, however that is exactly the standing proposition of our citizens to encourage the location and establishment of manufacturing industries at this place, and if any promoter of any of these enterprises doubts this let them make us a call [sic]. [+?]
Name-Dodge official-govt MPE a3 Jan 11 [or 18?], 1896 U. S. Commissioner Orvil Dodge.
Condit-Progress town-pride-vs-rivalry paper needed character-attitude saying? MPE a3 Jan 11 [or 18?], 1896
Let us all work together for the most good the coming year and at its close see several new factories located and many new blocks of residences and business houses, and a population of 1,000 people or more. The business enterprise and push is here that will bring this result if there is a pull altogether [sic]. Do away with the little petty factional strife that is sapping the business life of the town and work in harmony and you will be surprised at the result at the close of the year. +
Condit natl-news MPE a2 Jan 18, 1896
uncertainty in the money market affects trade.
Tot-BH coal novelty-wood Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver? climate MPE a2 Jan 18, 1896
H.B. Steward’s timbers that he got out for the Beaver Hill mines went down
the river yesterday. It is feared that they will be a total loss. +
RR-CBR RR-extension RR-phy RR-name-Spreckels RR-haul RR-passenger
condit-hard-times condit-prospects invest Lhc? boomer misc-word Tot-MyrtlePoint
coal fruit other-mining? Srh-ocean OT-Portland OTSF
MPE a2-3 Jan 18, 1896.
There is a well grounded belief that the Roseburg & Coos bay railroad will be
pushed rapidly toward completion, during the present year. The financial
panic that stopped work on so many similar enterprises, has now spent much
of its force, and times are gradually brightening. Since the owners of this
road, Messrs. John D. Spreckles & Co. [sic] stand very high in the financial
world and have invested heavily in the coal mines of Coos county, and own a
line of steamers from the bay to San Francisco, they should have no difficulty
in completing their railroad whenever the time is ripe. Work upon this road
was first commenced in 1892, and owing to many difficulties and obstacles to
overcome, chief among them being the financial emergency that swept over
this country, only 30 miles has up to this time been completed. The terminus
is now at Myrtle Point and to this place a substantial and permanent road bed
has been constructed. The rolling stock now comprises two engines,
passenger, and a large number of flat and box cars and all the necessary
requisites for operating the road in detail. Three passenger trains are run each
week and the formation of the business interests of the road are assuming
proportions which in due time will enter into its future policy. All the work
done in every department bears the stamp of permanency and this alone is
evidence enough to the close observer that the railroad will not stop for any
length of time at Myrtle Point – but just long enough to make due preparations
to push into the interior and make connections with the Southern Pacific.
The completion of this great enterprise will mark a new era in the history
of the county. Fruit growing will reach mammoth proportions, mining will be
carried on more advantageously, and cereals will increase in value in
proportion to the reduction in freight caused by an aid of an ocean waterway
to the Portland and San Francisco markets. –Review. +
Misc racism/ethnic govt Locale MPE a3 Jan 18, 1896
U. S. Bureau of Ethnology expedition to Tiburon Island. Expedition
embraced the first white people who have visited the island in 15 years and
returned alive. Not quote.
Novelty-woolen Tot-Bandon MPE a4 Jan 25, 1896
The Bandon woolen mills have started up again and are running at full
Srh-ocean Srh-lighthouse locale-CapeArago climate MPE a4 Jan 25, 1896
The work on the lighthouse at Cape Arago has been abandoned for the
present, owing to rough weather. +
Tot-BH coal Lhc-coal-stat condit-prosperity misc-word MPE a4 Jan 25, 1896
The Beaver Hill coal mine district is reported to show indications of a very
prosperous [sic] nature, and an extra vein of coal has been recently
discovered, and the small camp has grown to be a prominent district. +
crime OT-Texas MPE a4 Jan 25, 1896
The notorious outlaw Bill Dooley causing trouble in Texas.
coal Lhc-coal-stat Tot-Riverton locale-LR MPE a4 Jan 25, 1896.
The Bandon Coal Mining Company was incorporated at Bandon last week
with capital of $150,000. The stock was all taken by people of the lower
river. The business of this new corporation will be that of mining and
shipping coal from their mine at Riverton. This mine promises to be the best
in the country, and the coal of the best grade known in the west. +
Climate Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver RR-CBR RR-phy RR-problem Tot-Coquille
Tot- misc-word MPE a4 Jan 25, 1896
The river was up booming again last Wednesday and the train failed to make
connections at this place on that day, owing to the track being flooded near
Coquille City. +
AHB Tot-MyrtlePoint RR-passenger character misc-word Tot-Marshfield
b-act MPE a4 Jan 25, 1896
A.H. Black, one of our rustling merchants, was a passenger on Friday’s train
for Marshfield, where he will spend a few days looking after his business
Tot-BH incorporated law state MPE a4 Jan 25, 1896
INCORPORATED – The town of Beaver Hill, this county, Tuesday filed
article under the general incorporation act, known as the Ford law. This is
the third town of this state incorporated under this law. +
Fish Tot-Coquille Locale-CoquilleRiver saying? MPE a4 Feb 1, 1896
The steel-head salmon have been so numerous at Coquille this week that the
good people there have been quite willing for Lent to commence. +
Novelty-wood novelty-woolen Tot-Bandon OT-SF Srh-ocean Srh-freight
Lhc-stat Lhc-census MPE a4 Feb 1, 1896
The broom factory at Bandon turned out 9,000 broom handles for one
shipment to San Francisco. This industry, and the woolen mills, which have
recently resumed operations, have raised the population of that town to over
Law? Govt Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-improve MPE a4 Feb 1, 1896
Bill introduced for river work on Coquille in U S House Representatives.
Animal-livestock food RR-haul Tot-BH name-Dement locale-
MPE a4 Feb 1, 1896
Two car loads of fine beef cattle was shipped from this place to Beaver Hill
coal mines last Monday by Russell Dement. +
misc paper history name-GeorgeWashington war-indir
MPE a4 Feb 1, 1896
they found paper from New York over 100 yrs old, George Washington has just
issued his farewell orders to the armies of the US.
RR-other prices OT-Astoria MPE a4 Feb 8, 1896
The building of the Astoria railroad has already consumed $400,000, which is
at the rate of $50,000 per month. +
name-Giles govt racism/ethnic war MPE a4 Feb 8, 1896
A move to present bill to give pension to Daniel Giles for services in Oregon
county-seat-issue novelty-brick agric incentive-inducement Tot-MP
MPE a5 Feb 8, 1896
[lengthy article. Head:] The County Seat Question. [Sub-Head:] If
Geographical Location, Convenience, Liberal Donations, and General
Popularity has anything to do with the Final Decision, Myrtle Point will
certainly be selected for the location of the County Seat next June. + [M. see
if needed for relocation of courthouse. Fact that they have brick yard, fine
location, 2/3 agricultural district of county is tributary to MP.]
Tot-MyrtlePoint name-Bender mail judge? official? character
MPE a5 Feb 8, 1896
Judge E. Bender our genial postmaster and justice of the peace.
AHB dairy farm crop Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat-Myrl
Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a5 Feb 8, 1896
The Messrs. J. A. and A. J. Black have their hands full in the absence of their
father, A. H. Black, in connection with their general merchandise, and Myrtle
creamery butter trade of which they are proprietors, is rapidly growing. The
steamer Myrl bring large consignments of butter to the river for them every
week, while their business in this line is also increasing in this vicinity. A. H.
Black & Co. seem to give the best of satisfaction with the farmers in handling
their produce. +
Mill RE Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a5 Feb 8, 1896 MP sawmill for sale.
name-JoaquinMiller pioneer poetry-indir visiting OT-TheDalles OT-Oregon
OT-EasternOregon MPE a5 Feb 8, 1896
James H. Miller, a brother of the poet Joaquin, has been visiting The Dalles.
He is one of the pioneers of Eastern Oregon. + [more, but not much.]
County-seat-issue novelty- brick condit-incentive town-pride-vs-rivalry
Tot-Coquille Tot-Bandon Tot-MyrtlePoint
MPE a5 Feb 15, 1896.
Now comes Myrtle Point with a splendid site and brick and sand to build the
new courthouse and jail on the same, providing the voters of Coos county
select this place for the seat of justice next June, says the Myrtle Point
correspondent of the Herald. It has often been remarked that the Coquille
valley can get the county seat, if the people will only agree on a location.
Therefore, Coquille City and Bandon are respectfully urged to join us in our
efforts to bring the county seat to this valley. In regard to Myrtle Point's
proffer of a site and brick and sand, a bond will be given as security for the
offer. What town will do more? +
Farm Fruit climate Srh-ocean Srh-freight OT-SF condit people-attitude?
MPE a5 Feb 15, 1896
Our farmers who shipped Coos county's famous big red apples to San
Francisco this winter have learned that upon the merits of the fruit alone does
not depend their success in obtaining profitable returns. Those who took
pains and sorted and packed their apples nicely received prices which were
quite satisfactory. Those who put them up in rough boxes and carelessly
rolled them into the boxes get about enough to pay freight. + [more]
coal Tot-Bandon name-Dement Tot-Riverton commute misc-superlative
MPE a5 Feb 15, 1896.]
R. C. Dement, of Bandon, was in town yesterday. He reports that the new
coal mine being opened by the Bandon Block Coal Co. gives fine promise of
being the best mine in Coos county. +
misc science OT-NorthPole OT-Arctic MPE a5 Feb 22, 1896
Nansen is said to have found the North pole.
Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-tidewater Lhc? Interest MPE a5 Feb 22, 1896
[descr of ] trip down Coquille R. tide low and got grounded.
saying dairy health church-indir MPE a5 Feb 29, 1896
You can't be a good Christian and be dirty about the dairy. +
Fruit Locale MPE a5 Feb 29, 1896
A great many fruit trees are being planted out in this vicinity. +
Entertain holiday Leap-Year dance MPE a 5 Feb 29, 1896
Grand Leap Year ball, with rules and regulations for. [lengthy.]
Tot-MP name-Giles novelty-brick MPE a 6 Feb29, 1896
Daniel Giles is improving property and brickyard.
Novelty-wood Tot-Bandon MPE a6 Feb 29, 1896
The Bandon broom handle plant started up again last Monday.
Entertain-show entertain-minstrel misc-word entertainments Tot-MyrtlePoint
racism/ethnic MPE a6 Feb 29, 1896
The Darktown Minstrels will give one of their splendid entertainments at the
Opera House tonight (Friday). At the other towns in the county they have
been greeted by large audiences and have invariably given good satisfaction. +
[M. doesn't say whether local, or outside touring group.]
Novelty-brick name-Giles condit-progress MPE a6 Feb 29, 1896
D. Giles & Son are making arrangements to manufacture several hundred
thousand bricks the coming season. This supply has never been quite equal to
the demand. This brick plant is of great advantage to the town, as it gives
employment to 20 or 30 men.
Entertain-show entertain-drama humor music misc-superlative
MPE a6 Feb 29, 1896
The Oliver Comedy Company played at this place Thursday evening. Their
comedy kept the audience in the best of humor,, and the singing, farces and
comical sketches were up-to-date and loudly applauded. The child vocalist is
indeed a wonder, and his songs alone are worth the admission price. +
Tot-Norway music school character MPE a6 Feb 29, 1896
Norway Items. Our singing class closed Saturday. Our professor will be
greatly missed as he was well thought of in the community. +
RR-CBR RR-phy RR-depot RR-accid health-accid misc-word road-street-
sidewalk saying Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a6 Feb 29, 1896
There came near being an accident at the depot Wednesday morning. The
passengers arriving on the train had taken a “tie pass” uptown as usual, and
one old gentleman on reaching the switch where the engine by this time was
switching cars, stepped from the side track to the main track in order to dodge
the engine, when he came near to being run over by a cattle car that by a “fly”
switch had been thrown on the main track. It was only by the cries of the
brakemen that the old gentleman was brought to a realization of his dangerous
position. Regardless of the inconvenience of walking ties from the depot to
town, it appears to us that the great probability of accidents would, alone,
justify our citizens in taking some steps toward building a sidewalk from
Spruce street to the depot. +
Agric dairy nvention? X-ray machine health-treatment saying MPE a6 Mar 7, 1896
The Roentgen rays will come in to use in detecting good from bad eggs. One
can count his chickens before they are hatched, as it were. +
Dairy Tot-Coquille prices-indir MPE a6 Mar 7, 1896
[detailed statistics of Coq. creamery. How much spent, took in, how much
Entertain dance holiday Leap-Year Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a6 Mar 7, 1896
[more on] the Grand Leap Year ball.
Dairy condit-progress AHB Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a 6 Mar 14, 1896
Myrtle Creamery butter; [descr; profits, etc. several items including idea that A H
Black helping economy of region. Descr what kind of butter they put out.]
School Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a6 Mar 21, 1896 [lengthy on public schools MP.]
Other-mining Locale-JacksonCounty MPE a6 Mar 21, 1896
[article abt] Jackson Co. mines.
Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-boat-Myrl Locale-CoquilleRiver name-Leneve
MPE a6 Mar 21, 1896
[ad:] [Steamer Myrl, G W Leneve, Master. Schedule of when they leave.]
Fruit Crop prices Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a6 Mar 21, 1896
Fine California oranges only 20 to 30 cents per dozen at Roberts bakery. / Also,
fine lot of California onions just received. + [M note: is this 2 items, or is the
second the bakery too?]
School novelty-brick ad paper-cut MPE a6 Mar 21, 1896
[A paper-cut of the new brick public school in MP. Very nice looking building.]
fruit name-Giles health- [?] MPE a6-7 Mar 28, 1896
Daniel Giles tells how to preserve apples long after crop exhausted. Carefully
pick apples, neatly and closely pack them in paper, pack in boxes, or a room
fitted for purpose. Fruit not only prevented fm decaying but fruit retains
flavor and color. Winter apples. Those who put up apples: highest market
prices for their apples or good for those who want to store for selves. Not
agric name-Moultin name-Moulton? OT-TangentOR [?] MPE a7 Mar 28, 1896
Moultin agent for Pacific Nursery Co. of Tangent; 1000's of $ lost by persons
not buying our trees fm us. Not quote
Politic MPE a7 Mar 28, 1896 [articles abt] Demo, Republican conventions
School name-Futrell church-indir-Futrell Tot-Coquille MPE a7 Nov 14, 1896
[large ad on front pg for] Coquille Collegiate Institute. Primary, Preparatory
and Collegiate Departments. Also Business course. School opens September
14. J. Futrell, Coquille City. [more. What it has; why send kids to school
Tot-MyrtlePoint RR-CBR RR-depot RR-name name-Dodge
MPE a7 Nov 14, 1896 E. A. Dodge agent of MP CBR station.
Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Chilcat Srh-CaptDunham Srh-freight Locale-CoosBay
OT-Portland name-Dunham MPE a7 Nov 14, 1896
Capt. Robert Dunham sails from Portland about November 20 w/steamer
Chilkat calling at C. B. on way down and on return. To build up trade
between this region and Portland. Passengers and freight stat. Not quote
Tot-MyrtlePoint animal-indir? item-hardware item- MPE a7 Nov 14, 1896
Huling & Lundy selling a lot of trappers' supplies.
Photo invention bicycle MPE a7 Nov 14, 1896
Mr. W. Hunt the photographer has been working on a chainless bicycle. [lengthy.]
Mill-Lyons Tot-Coquille MPE a7 Nov 14, 1896
Lyons' mill at Coquille undergoing repairs.
Pursuit-football school Tot-Coquille MPE a7 Nov 14, 1896
Football Team. [M. note: Coq Institute must have had team.]
AHB vital-stat b-act misc? politic? natl name-McKinley govt
MPE a7 Nov 14, 1896
[article abt A H Black which said he was] going out on business trip to
Portland and then there rumor that he going out to campaign for McKinley.
Actually came back with a woman whom he then married in MP. [lengthy]
[M. 2006. Evidently 2 items in this paper. Other item indicates he not
married in MP.]
County-seat condit-outlook boomer town-pride-vs-rivalry election
Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a7 Nov 14, 1896
Coquille City Item. Coquille City gets the county seat by 495 majority.
Myrtle Point deserves great credit and praise for the assistance in rolling up
the large majority. She will receive her just dues in the development of the
county and valley by reason of the change. +
Politic Election paper Tot-Coquille MPE a7 Nov 14, 1896
Bulletin published election news.
Entertain misc-word-grand-jollification Tot-Coquille MPE a7 Nov 14, 1896
A grand jollification at Coquille City. +
Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Arago disaster Srh-shipwreck Srh-boat-Comet Srh-UmpquaRiver
Health-death Road-Stage OT-Norway(Europe) Tot-Gardiner Locale-UmpquaRiver
beach Name-Norman locale-bay pioneer Tot-BH BH-Coal-Co coal
MPE a7 November 14, 1896
The body of John Norman, who was lost in the wreck of the Arago, was found on
the ocean beach about 200 yards from the point on the seawall where the stage turns
off to go up to Gardiner, by two men named Smith Taylor and Wm. Neely, who were
walking up the Umpqua, and one of them went up to ten-mile and notified Geo.
Lighthall, and they brought the remains here last evening on the Comet. The corpse
is badly disfigured, so much so that he is scarcely recognizable, except by his
clothing and a couple of rings which were on his fingers. The funeral will take
place Saturday morning at ten o'clock, from the corner of B and Front streets.
Mr. Norman came to the bay in 1866 and in early days worked very hard and
by judicious investments accumulated quite a neat fortune. He was formerly
owner of the land on which Beaver Hill now stands and the mine. He was a native
of Norway, and was sixty-three years old a few days prior to his death. The
community express much sympathy for his wife. This makes four bodies
recovered out of a total of fourteen drowned. (Mail) +
AHB Tot-MyrtlePoint OT-Nebraska OT-Illinois Vital-stat school-indir
MPE a7 November 14, 1896
(Malcolm, IL Daily Journal, November 5, 1896)
A.H. Black of Myrtle Point & Miss. Rose Maguire of this city were united in marriage
at the home of the bride's parents, M/M Ed Maguire on east Calhoun Street,
November 4, 1896. J.H. Britton officiated. The bride was a teacher in public
school of this city. The past few years teaching in Nebraska. The groom is well
known in Myrtle Point and up until a few years ago was living in Nebraska. A
number of years ago he was a resident of this county and lived on the "Black" farm
about 2 miles east of the city. [Not full quote]
Mill-Lyons Condit MPE a7 November 14, 1896
Lyon's mill undergoing substantial repairs [Coquille news]
Name-Nosler Tot-Coquille Tot-MyrtlePoint visiting MPE November 14, 1896
Miss Maude Nosler of our place was visiting Miss Fannie & Bertha Endicott of
Myrtle Point. + [Coquille news]
Fish locale-LR Animal-Sturgeon Tot-Coquille? MPE a7 November 14, 1896
A 300 pound sturgeon was caught in a fish net two miles below here one night by Ed.
McAdams and J. Koon. + Sold pieces to people in Coquille [not quote at all]
Name-Hermann Name-Dement Vital-stat Tot-Custer mail Character
MPE a7 November 14, 1896
One of our prominent social events was the wedding of W.C. Dement and
Bertha G. Hermann at the home of the bride's parents at Custer post office,
November 8, 1896. Rev. John Bonewitz tied the silken knot. Miss Hermann is the
charming and accomplished daughter of M/M Cass Hermann, and has a host of
admiring friends. She is the niece of Honorable Binger Hermann. +
Photo Enterprise-Photo Interest Invention bicycle Character health-provider
MPE a7 November 14, 1896
Mr. W. Hunt, the photographer, is somewhat of an inventive genius. For some time
past he has been working on a model of a chainless bicycle and on Wednesday of
this week completed his model and gave it a test trial on our streets. He experienced
little trouble in soon collecting a crowd about him almost equal to that of election
day and it was with no greater trouble that he made his new modeled bicycle go.
Dr. Leep and Chas. Huling also gave the new bicycle a trial and pronounced it quite
a success. A great deal of friction is overcome by Mr. Huling's invention and the
chain and sprockets are entirely done away with. The motive power is obtained
from a treadle on either side in the same position as ordinary peddles and has but
a seven inch stroke up and down. The axle of the rear wheel constitutes the crank
and is connected with the treadles with a shaft on either side. The treadle has a great
leverage making hillclimbing comparitably [as I typed it] easy. The frame,
wheels and handle bars are the same as our common style. With a higher speed
gear attachment the model is complete [illegible]. +
Tot-MP Item-maintenance MPE a7 November 14, 1896
Now is the time to paint your house. N.G.W. Perkins, not desiring to carry a large stock of paints and oils over, is prepared to make you a bargain. +
Holiday-Thanksgiving Food-Turkey Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a7 November 14, 1896
Leave your orders for thanksgiving Turkeys with Mrs. F.G. Dixon. +
AHB novelty-woolen wool Tot-Bandon Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a7 Nov 21, 1896
Wool! Wool! We are paying the highest market price for wool, spot cash on
delivery at Bandon. Bandon Woolen Mills co. A. H. Black & Co. will buy
and receive wool for us at Myrtle Point. +
Crop needed? Locale-Oregon Locale-California MPE a7 Nov 21, 1896
sugar beets in Calif and being talked up in Oregon. [lengthy]
Crime name-Russell MPE a7 Nov 21, 1896
J. H. [as I typed it] Russell being tried for murder.
Climate MPE a7 Nov 21, 1896
Lot of rain last Saturday and continuing till Monday.
Tot -MyrtlePoint prices food MPE a7 Nov 21, 1896
The best beef steak at 5 cents a pound; broiling meat 3 cents; front quarter 2
1/2 cents; and hind quarters 3 cents pount at Machados. +
school climate Bunch Locale? MPE a8 Nov 21, 1896
A constant increase in attendance is noticed at Professor Bunch's school.
Eight new students were enrolled last week, and four more this week. Many
others were kept away by the high water. These will doubtless come soon.
Interesting classes have been organized in rhetoric, physical geography,
algebra and book-keeping. +
school Tot-Coquille MPE a8 Nov 21, 1896
Seventeen new scholars were enrolled at the Coquille Collegiate Institute
Transport climate Locale-BH-Junction Locale-Isthmus Tot-Marshfield
Tot-MyrtlePoint RR-CBR MPE a8 Nov 21, 1896
Passengers to Marshfield from this place are at present taken to the Beaver
Hill Junction by private conveyance where they must make connections with
the coal train making trips each day. + [M. note: must be that track was
damaged by -- or temporarily under -- high water.]
Dairy AHB MPE a8 Nov 21, 1896
[A. H. Black having fitted up his creamery room, and descr.]
Misc airship interest OT-Sacramento MPE a 8 Nov 28, 1896
A mysterious air ship with an immense bright search light is making frequent
excursions over the city of Sacramento, Cal. No one knows from whence it
comes or whither it goes, and its mysterious appearance is almost the sole
topic of conversation in Sacramento. +
RR-CBR RR-phy climate MPE a8 Nov 28, 1896
Only a few days was required to put the track in shape for the railway traffic.
The first train arriving Sunday. The train ran on regular time this week. +
Racism/ethnic Tot-BH BH-Coal-Co health-accid health-death
MPE a8 Nov 28, 1896
A colored man, who was injured in the mine, about 10 days ago, died at
Beaver Hill Saturday. +
AHB entertain MPE a8 Nov 28, 1896
A reception for Mr. and Mrs. Black. [Tells what happened.]
holiday [?] MPE a8 Nov 28, 1896
[What some of local people did for Thanksgiving; what ate, what did.]
School novelty-brick paper-cut Tot-MyrtlePoint Tot-Marshfield Tot-Bandon
Locale-CoosBay Locale-CoquilleRiver Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-harbor Srh-bay
Srh-CoosBay RR-CBR RR-extension RR-other dairy agric other-mining timber
animal-livestock misc-superlative boomer saying? Lhc
MPE a8 Nov 28, 1896
[still has cut of school house but now has caption:] The model city Myrtle
Point, The Inland Metropolis of Coos county and one of the coming cities of
the great state of Oregon, is situated 32 miles inland from Marshfield on Coos
Bay, and 26 miles from Bandon at the mouth of the beautiful Coquille River,
and is at the head of navigation. It is also the present terminus of the railroad
now building from Marshfield to connect with the S. P. at Roseburg. Myrtle
Point is the center for an immense Dairy, Agricultural, Stock, Mining and
Timber country. In this beautiful progressive city is located the MODEL---- +.
[M. note: where is the rest?]
Interest humor OT-Roseburg RR-other RR-depot RR-phy street Saying
MPE a8 November 28, 1896
A good story is told on a rather nervous young lady of Roseburg. She was at the
railroad street crossing while the train men were doing some switching. As the
train was backing up, one trainman called to another, "jump onto her as she
comes by; run her down beyond the elevator and cut her in two and bring the
head end up to the depot." It is said the young lady jumped up and down and
yelled "murder" as loud as she could. +
TheArts photo Enterprise-Photo Tot-MyrtlePoint Prices
MPE a8 November 28, 1896
W. Hunt, the photographer, will be back here with his tent for 5 days beginning
December 1. He says he will make small or large photos rain or shine at prices
from $1.50 to $6.00 per dozen. See his hand bills later. +
School name-Futrell church-indir Tot-Coquille MPE a8 December 5, 1896
[Letter from Futrell telling more abt Collegiate Institute which finished their term.]
Paper Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a8 Dec 5, 1896 Partnership at MPE dissolved.
Other-mining book MPE a 8 Dec 5, 1896 book on mining. [not local]
School literary Tot-multi name-Bunch organiz MPE a8 Dec 5, 1896
Prof. Bunch informs us that a Literary Society will be organized at the school
house this Saturday evening in which everybody is invited to participate. A
splendid literary program has been prepared and will also be carried out
Saturday evening. A cordial invitation is extended to all who attend.
Prof Bunch reports an addition of 15 students to his school since his last
report in the Enterprise two weeks ago. + [tells who they are.] [among others:]
Laura Wheeler of Coquille City, Nette Hermann of Custer.
music organiz Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a 8 Dec 5, 1896 [abt MP band.]
Entertain MPE a8 Dec 5, 1896 Ice cream supper
Entertain-social MPE a 8 Dec 5, 1896 Necktie-apron social.
School name-Futrell Tot-Coquille health-sickness MPE a8 Dec 5, 1896
Rev. Futrell who was quite ill last week is improving and attendance at the
Coquille Collegiate Institute continues to increase. +
Mill-Lyons Tot-Coquille MPE a8 Dec 5, 1896
Lyons' mill started up Monday after being shut down two weeks for repairs. +
music school entertain organiz dance Tot-Coquille MPE a9 Dec 5, 1896
Coquille. Trombone band will give a grand masquerade and Prof. Hawkins of
the Coquille Collegiate Institute. + [M.note: is there more?]
School name-Futrell health-accid church-indir MPE a9 Dec 5, 1896
[Another item about Futrell says he had a hard fall.]
Condit-inducement condit-attitude needed Tot-MyrtlePoint investor? saying
MPE a9 Dec 12, 1896
The greatest drawbacks to Myrtle Point's financial prosperity is the lack of
manufacturing industries in our community, to use up our raw material. One
potent reason for the prevailent [sic] mistaken notions among our people that
the articles manufactured away from home are superior to those made here:
In doing so a demand for home labor could be created and the money would
remain in our county. There is a grand opening at this place for various
manufacturing institutions. Let us set forth inducements that will secure some
of them at this place. +
Srh-ocean Srh-ship-Chilkat Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver Srh-freight novelty-wood
coal MPE a9 Dec 12, 1896
The Chilkat took out ten cords of matchwood, 800 bundles of broom-handles,
17 tons of coal and other freight on her first trip from the Coquille river this
Blacksand-mining other-mining machine misc-word MPE a9 Dec 12, 1896
Considerable interest in reviving here the black sand mining and we
understand that a company has a large lot of machinery enroute to prosecute
the work. --Bandon Recorder. +
coal RR-CBR RR-spur Tot-Riverton MPE a9 Dec 12, 1896.]
The Bandon Block Coal Co. are getting their mine well open and will be
ready to turn out a hundred tons of coal daily in about a week. Last Saturday
the output was 47 cars amounting to about 40 tons. +
Srh-ocean Srh-ship-CoquilleRiver MPE a9 Dec 12, 1896
New vessel, the Coquille River.
School literary name-Bunch MPE a9 Dec 12, 1896
A splendid literary program carried out under direction of Prof. Bunch.
Job-carpenter enterprise-carpentry name-Giles coal Tot-Riverton condit-prospects
MPE a9 Dec 12, 1896
John Giles went to Riverton this week to accept a position as carpenter, this
winter. He was accompanied by his brother, Sam'l, who on his return reports
great activity in the coal mines of that place. A large force of men are already
employed and the proprietors expect a daily output of 100 tons in a short time.
Sam says that Riverton has very bright future prospects. +
Locale-JohnsonCreek Other-mining MPE a9 Dec 12, 1896
[More on] Johnson creek mines. Divilbiss mines. MP mining and Develop. Co.
Blacksand-mining other-mining MPE a9 Dec 12, 1896 [More on black sand mines.]
School Tot-Coquille MPE a9 Dec 12, 1896
The Coquille Collegiate Institute seems to be gaining more students.
Music organiz Tot-MyrtlePoint item-apparel entertain dance holiday-Xmas
misc-word? misc-superlative? saying? MPE a9 Dec 12, 1896
The trombone band will give an elegant celluloid collar and cuff box to the
best sustained male character and a beautiful dressing case to the best
sustained lady character, at their masquerade on Christmas night. A "big"
time is expected. +
Name-Lewellen Tot-MyrtlePoint boomer novelty-myrtlewood paper-attitude
locale-CoquilleValley MPE Dec. 12, 1896
J.L. Lewellen, our furniture dealer and cabinet maker, is overrun with orders
for myrtle canes, napkin rings and other ornamental work in that handsomest of
all fine woods, the Coquille valley myrtle, which so abounds in this vicinity. We
predict that at a not far distant day an immense fortune will be realized by the
owners of our fine myrtle groves. +
Fruit world OT-England MPE a9 Dec 19, 1896
American apples very popular in England just now.
Crime enterprise-WellsFargo Tot-MyrtlePoint MPE a9 Dec 19, 1896
Wells-Fargo burglary at MP for 2nd time.
other-mining locale-SalmonMtn locale-mining-district
MPE a10 Dec 26, 1896 [more on] mining Salmon Mtn, other.
School church name-Futrell MPE a10 Dec 26, 1896
J. L. Futrell and W. B. Smith going to have revival in Coq at ME ch S.
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