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Roseburg Plaindealer Roseburg, OR.
chronological; re-keyworded July-09
| 1890-93 1894-pt 1, pt 2, pt 3 1895 to newspaper menu
1870, 72, 76, 83.
MAY 6, 1870
politic vote locale-CoosCounty state official-state official-county RP1 May 6, 1870
Coos Co.Demo. ticket. Also, before that, Demo ticket for congress, James H.
Slater, Governor; L.F. Grover, Secretary of State; S. F. Chadwick, State
Treasurer; L. Fleishner, state printer; T. Patterson, Judge.
Coos County: Joint-Representative F. S. Lockhart; County Judge, J. J. Love;
Sheriff, C.H. Hanscom; clerk, W. H. Jackson; Assessor, George W. Sleeper;
coroner, L. Leneave [sic]; county commissioners, C.L. Hilborn, T. C.
Whitted. School Supt, J. H. Schroeder; Surveyor, James Aiken.
RR-outside RR-phy OT- RP1 May 6, 1870
One of the constructing cars of RR co. was blown off the track near Judge
Matlock’s place, not full quote. [M. Evidently they had some sort of RR over
at Rsbg that early.]
Transport Srh? Locale? RP1 May 6, 1870
[lists the stock in the Merchants, Farmers, Navigation Co. [M. note: prob
nothing to do with RR; must have been on a stream. ]
Lhc Locale-CoosCounty name-Marple name-Hermann history
RP1 July 1, 1870
History Coos Bay Company Perry Marple Baltimore Colony Hermann
other-coal Luce Pershbaker mill Randolph Coos boomer
[lengthy article on Perry Marple and other expeditions in Coos Co.]
The Bay was first examined, we believe, in the year 1853 by a party of
men under the lead of Perry B. Marple. The advantages which it offered for
the lumber trade satisfied the explorers that they had secured their fortunes
beyond all doubt. The discovery of very rich gold mines on the coast at
Randolph, just North of the mouth of the Coquille, in the following year, led
to a large immigration, which although for the most part temporary, still left
many permanent residents. In 1855 Messrs. Moore and Luce commenced the
erection of the saw-mill at Empire City, now owned by Mr. Luce. The
Simpsons commenced their mill at North Bend in 1860. The mill of
Pershbaker was built about two years ago. Marple and his company made the
discovery of the Coal Banks in 1853, but it was not until 1856 that Northrup
& Co. opened the first mines. This was not a success, owing partly to a want
of capital, and partly to the difficulty of obtaining a market in San Francisco
for the coal which was of different quality from that generally in use there. In
the next year Messrs. Flanigan [sic] and Judge Mann opened their coal
mine, and having overcome all difficulties, have finally built up a prosperous
business. Mr. Pershbaker about two years since reopened the old Northrup
mine and is doing well. Settlements were made at the mouth of the Coquille in
1854, but the first real attempt to open the valley of the upper river for
agricultural purposes was made by a German colony from Baltimore, under
the lead of Dr. Hermann, which settled there in the year 1860. +
The coal of this county is distined [sic] to become one of the leading articles
of commerce on this coast. That now obtained at the banks already opened,
meets with a ready sale in San Francisco, but for some reason of which the
writer is not informed, it does not prove to be suitable either for steamers or
for the forge. The reason may be, that these banks have been at a
comparatively recent date thrown up above the level of the sea, the whole
coast in this county furnishes incontestable geologic evidence of this fact.
Between the bay and the coast range, however, large coal fields exist whose
quality is very similar, and not inferior to the Youghigheny of Pennsylvania.
These fields are as yet undeveloped and, in fact scarcely known except to a
few explorers of these dense forests. The croppings are found on Coos River,
on the North and Middle Forks of the Coquille, and at other places West of the
Coast Range, they also appear on the east side in the same formation. +
[same article says the lands are very productive, what is called the myrtle
bottoms proving to be rich almost beyond belief.] And we have no hesitation
in saying that when the county becomes settled by an agricultural population
who are not afraid to undertake to open a farm
--skip-- that Coos county will prove the most productive in the State for the
number of acres under cultivation. +
wagon road condit RP2 July 1, 1870
The hands employed on the Coos Bay Wagon Road went on a strike on
Monday last, and were paid off by The Company. Most of them, however, were
again hired and returned to their work. +
entertain-circus Interest animal- RP2 July 8, 1870
Bartholomew's Miniature Circus performed to a small audience on last
Sunday evening. The principle features of the performance was trained
ponies, goats & c. [illegible] pleasing to the little folks. +
Church Locale- RP2 July 8, 1870
new bishop ME South, Bishop Wightman, of Charleston S.C. will preside at
approaching sessions of the Columbia, Pacific, and Los Angeles conferences;
and expected in Oregon in August.
Tot-Randolph Beach-mining other-mining locale- RP2 July 15, 1870
The mines of Coos Co. not quote. gold first discovered in county 1854 just
north of mouth of Coq. R. created great excitement. Miners laid out a town
named Randolph; gold was very fine, really dust mixed w/black sand. Some
of claims paid largely, their owners counting their week’s gold by pounds
instead of ounces. But most were worked out the first year after discovery. A
few of the claims wore worked for several years later. An uncertain
investment as ocean could sweep it out at any time. 5 or 6 years ago the
discovery of another deposit of black sand abt l mi. inland gave a new impetus
to these mines. Miner by name of Hinch found it under a hill through which
the stream had cut away a bed of black sand from 250 to 300 ft. width and 1 -
10 ft. depth.
[lengthy article on that, and Mr. Hinch.]
They say that that deposit probably extends all the way from Cape Arago to
California line; same kind of deposit found S. of Coquille, and we have just
been informed of a rich discovery on Floras Cr. 8 mi. still further south. This
kind of mining will undoubtedly be a permanent source of wealth to this
county. There are course gold placers on the head of Sixes river, which
empties into the ocean, and on Johnson’s creek, a branch of the south
Coquille. [last sent. +]
Politic vote RP2 July 15, 1870.
[list of official vote of state for candidates.] Coos Co. had 261 for Gov.
Grover, 260 for Republican Joel Palmer. All votes very close, within 2 votes of
each other, and around 261, for each office.
RR-O&C RR-outside Rpa1 Sept 27, 1872
[Articles on] O & C RR. [all that iis in notes]
OT-Roseburg state Lhc Rpa 1 Sept 27, 1872
Bill in legislature to incorporate Roseburg.
Animal-cougar health-accid health-death locale-CoosCounty Rpa1 Sept 27, 1872
We learn that a man named George, says the Oregonian, was attacked by a
large cougar or California lion in Coos county, last week, and was killed by it. +
literary poetry name-Joaquin saying OT- character paper Rpa1 Sept 27, 1872
A San Francisco paper says: "Minnie Myrtle Miller, wife of the poet, and
herself a poet, who has lectured with great success in Portland, Oregon, will
shortly deliver a lecture in this city, entitled "The Poet and the Man." The
maxim "nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice" will be carefully
observed, and a curious analysis of one of the most extraordinary characters of
the nineteenth century will be given. +
Agric Invention machine Rpa1 Sept 29, 1872
Abel George has shown us the draft of a machine to remove grubs. We are
satisfied that it will do the work intended and hope that Mr. George will
procure a patent for his invention. +
RR-outside RR-NP racism other-mining OT-Roseburg locale-JacksonCounty
Rpa1 Sept 29, 1872
A large number of Chinese, about two hundred in all, returned from the North
Pacific Railroad to Roseburg, last Sunday. They have heretofore been
engaged mining in Jackson county, for which place many of them started
Novelty-woolen grist-mill OT-TheDalles prices Rpa1 Sept 29, 1872
The machinery for the woolen mill at the Dalles has been sold to a company
for seven thousand dollars. It cost, a few years ago, in the neighborhood of
fifteen thousand dollars. The building at the Dalles will be turned into a grist
Politic Rpa1 Sept 29, 1872 [much politics]
Politic speech? crime bldg state Locale-Oregon Rpa1 Sep 29, 1872
the governor's message. [includes comments on (new) penitentiary.]
politic vote misc-patriotism name-Horace-Greeley name-Lane character?
Rpa1 Sept 29, 1872
General Joseph Lane says everyone in Coos is for democrats and Greeley.
General Lane is totally without political aspirations, is beyond, or rather
above, political temptation, and in his support of Horace Greeley is actuated
by those sentiments of patriotism which should influence the action of all
blacksand-mining name-Lane locale-CoosCounty Rpa 1 Oct 4, 1872
a letter from Joseph Lane from Coos county black sand gold mines. Lockhart
uses the chlorination process. [long descr] [M 2004.does this mean Gen
Joseph Lane? Or son?]
dairy item-food prices OT-Eugene Rpa 1 Oct 18, 1872
Butter sells at 33 cents per pound in Eugene.
Novelty-brick state bldg crime Rpa1 Oct 18, 1872
A kiln of 1,100,000 brick is being burned at the Penitentiary. +
Novelty-woolen OT-LebanonOR Rp1 [date? or Oct 25], 1872
A woolen factory is to be erected near Lebanon. +
Novelty-brick state bldg crime Rpa 1 [date? or] Oct 25, 1872
The bricks burned in the large kiln at the Penitentiary will be used for building
the State Capital. +
fruit salesman b-act Rpa3 Oct 25?, 1872
Jos. and H.C. Perkins will be in town on the first of next month with fine fruit
and ornamental trees for sale. +
poetry Interest entertain-dance [ ] Rpa3 Oct 25, 1872
Down the dimpled greensward dancing,
Bursts a flaxen-headed bevy,
Bud-lipt [sic] boys and girls advancing,
Love's irregular little levy.
Rows of liquid eyes in laughter,
How they glimmer, how they quiver!
Sparkling one another after,
Like bright riples on a river.
Tipsy land of rubbious faces,
Flushed with joys ethereal spirit,
Make your mock and sly grimaces
At Love's self, and do not fear it. [sic.] +
Entertain-circus character paper OT-Portland OT-Roseburg misc-superlative
Rpa3 Oct 25, 1872
It will be seen by our columns that the great consolidated European New York
and San Francisco circus will perform here next Tuesday. This institution has
been spoken of in the highest manner by the Portland papers. It being the
largest and most complete show on this coast. +
Road stage mail Srh-river Srh-CoosBay Srh-boat Tot-CoosCity Tot-Empire
Rpa3 Oct 25, 1872
Mr. Smith has ceased to run his stage twice a week and now only goes down to
Coos City on Fridays. The cause of this is owning to the fact that the little
steamer Argo only makes weekly trips from Empire City to the above place. +
School RR-outside RR-phy OT-Roseburg entertain? misc-word Rpa3 Oct 25, 1872
The Roseburg Academy is flourishing under the management of S. W. Rice,
who has a large number of scholars. For three days after the track was laid
they would take a recess whenever the locomotive whistled notwithstanding
the chagrin of their teacher. +
coal OT-Astoria Rpa3 Nov 1, 1872
A writer from Astoria says: "The grades through the hills discover small
seams of coal which have occasioned much desire among the citizens to have
shafts sunk to a proper depth to test the probability of the town being
underlaid with beds of coal. +
RR-outside RR-haul climate Entertain-circus misc-superlative-best Rpa3 Nov 1, 1872
On Tuesday, during a pitiless storm of rain, the construction train brought to
this place the tent and members of this company. [Wilson's circus.] Wilson
with his usual indomitable energy proceeded to pitch his tent, scrape off the
mud from the ring, and the show went on. Notwithstanding the inclement
weather, the attendance was large. We have no space to describe the
performance particularly but it is only necessary to say that it was the best
circus ever shown by this popular manager in this place. +
health-death politic vote Rpa3 Nov 8, 1872
election, defeat of Horace Greeley. Death of Mrs. Greeley.
Health-contag food RPa 4 Nov 8, 1872.
Not quote. Treatment of typhoid fever: If body can be sustained till fever
gone its course, health will result. Milk is best adapted, digestible, relished by
fever patients, contains all requisite material. For nourishment of entire body
– nervous system especially which affected by fever. Patients will long for
cooling of parched mouth. Thus by interdicting the use of water in toto
throughout the fever, nourishment always can be given through fresh, cold
milk. Cold beef-tea is not despised, but much less relished.
Tot-Empire Music organiz Rpa3 Nov 8 [or 15?], 1872 [Empire City has a glee club.]
School church OT-Roseburg Rpa3 Nov 8 [ or?], 1872
A private school will be opened in the M. E. church, on Monday Nov. 18th.
Terms next week.
disaster fire natl OT-Boston Rpa4 Nov 15?, 1872 a great fire in Boston
condit world health Rpa4 Nov 15?, 1872 threatened famine in Ireland
RR-outside RR-phy bldg? OT-OaklandOR Rpa4 Nov 22, 1872
The depot and RR complex at Oakland [M. note: Town in Oregon]
OT-McMinnville transport flour-mill OT-Portland Rpa4 Nov 22, 1872
The McMinnville mills are shipping a large amount of flour to Portland.
state official-state Rpa4 Nov 22, 1872 Governor Grover [mentioned].
Holiday govt? Rpa4 Nov 22, 1872 Thanksgiving proclamation.
Other-mining locale- Rpa 4 Nov 22, 1872 Bohemia mines, [descr.]
coal Locale-Coos-Bay-area OT-Newport prices? Lhc-resources OT-London
Rpa4 Nov 22, 1872.
The prospectus of the Newport Coal Company has recently been placed in the
London money market. The Company proposes a capital of $1,000,000, half
in preference shares of $50 each, for which subscriptions are invited. The
object is to purchase a coal property at Coos Bay Oregon. The price to be
paid is $5000,000 cash and $8000 in ordinary shares. +
OT-Roseburg Lhc paper-attitude road streets city-council condit-progress Srh-river
health-safety locale- saying? Rpa4 Nov 22, 1872
Now that Roseburg is incorporated, the first duty of the Common Council is to
provide for a regular grade of the streets and side-walks. By establishing the
grade before the erection of permanent buildings, much expense and
inconvenience will be avoided. Nothing adds so much to the appearance of a
town as good streets and side walks, and fortunately for Roseburg, the
situation renders it capable of being improved in this manner, at very little
expense. The two main streets can be graded towards Deer Creek and the
cross streets towards the river. If properly done, the streets would be in good
condition both summer and winter while the sidewalks, conforming to this
grade, would enable a stranger to walk about town without imminent risk to
his neck. +
OT-BakerCity bldg condit-progress Rpa4 Nov 22, 1872
About fifty buildings have been erected in Baker City during the past season. +
Item-postal-stamp mail other-mining book item-goods govt Rpa4 Nov 22, 1872
New postal code. Mailable matter of 3rd class, postage at rate of one cent for
each two ounces or fraction thereof. Double these rates for books, samples of
metals, ores, minerals, and merchandise prepaid by postage stamps.
Racism Name-Palmer govt locale- OT-Siletz Rpa4 Nov 22, 1872
Resignation of Gen. Palmer, Indian Agent at Siletz.
Nov 27, 1872
court-outside OT-Roseburg? early-Oregon-history judge speech misc-superlative-best
Lhc? paper-attitude Saying Rpa2 Nov 27, 1872
The old court house, which has been used for sometime past as a cabinet
shop, has been removed to the lot of T. P. Sheridan [as I typed it] to be
converted into a warehouse, for his increased stock. We felt like shedding
tears as we saw the old building around which clustered so many memories
being converted to the purpose of trade. In this building Judge Deady held the
first court, and is [sic] has since been occupied by Judges Prim, Stratton,
Kelsay and Thayer. These dilapidated walls have echoed back the burning
words of Judge O.C. Pratt and Alexander Campbell of San Francisco, Delazon
Smith, Gov. A. C. Gibbs, Geo. H. Hilliams [as I typed it], J. H. Mitchell, S. F.
Chadwick, Rufus Malory and a host of the brilliant lawyers of this State. Here
have the politicians made their most effective appeals. Our emotion prevents
our continuing, we can only say: Farewell to all thy greatness." [as I typed it] [+?]
Novelty-woolen wool Locale-Oregon OT-OregonCity condit climate disaster fire
paper prices machine item-goods character investor people-attitude prices misc-word
Rpa2 Nov 29, 1872
The State of Oregon suffered a severe loss, by the burning on Saturday last of
the Oregon City Woolen Mills. The fire, which is supposed to be the work of
incendiaries, was discovered at about 3:20 A.M., but before a stream could be
thrown on the building the flames had burst through the roof in nearly the
center of the factory. It was soon evident that the building would be
destroyed, and every effort was directed to save the other portions of the city,
which owing to the dampness and stillness of the night, were successful. The
loss is about $250,000 while the insurance was only $65,000 divided between
the Imperial and Phoenix. In addition to the pecuniary loss a large number of
skilled operators have been thrown out of employment just at the beginning of
the winter season.
The Commercial Reporter of last week gave the following account of the
organization and operations of the company owning the ill fated factory: 'The
Oregon City Manufacturing Company was organized in February, 1864, with
a capital stock of $60,000, which in June, was increased to $100,000. The
company commenced operations in July, 1865, with three sets of machinery,
which have been added to till their number now reaches eight. The
consumption of wool has been increasing until it is now 500,000 pounds per
annum. The production is about 40,000 yards per month, consisting of
cassimeres, tweeds, flannels, blankets, yarns, etc. There are about 150 hands
employed at an expense of over $6,000 per month. The reputation of the
goods manufactured is second to none in the United States, and is considered
by many competent judges to be superior.
In 1869 they received the medal in the Mechanic's Institute, San Francisco,
and again, in 1871 the first premium was bestowed on them for their superior
make of cassimeres. Great credit is due the company for their enterprise, for
in addition to their already large manufacturing business they have added
another very important branch which will give large employment to a large
number of hands, besides retaining large sums of money in our midst which
would be sent abroad. The new branch is that of manufacturing clothing, and
for that purpose they have secured the services of experienced cutters. All
kinds of clothing will be manufactured. The well known reputation of the
fabrics manufactured by the company is a sufficient guarantee that all clothing
manufactured will be superior to the general average of the best imported.
The principal owners of the mill are Jacob Brothers, Co., San Francisco; R.
Jacobs, President; I. Jacobs, Vice President; W. H. Ladd, Treasurer; M. A.
Stratton, secretary. +
Misc Rpa4 Nov 29, 1872 Arctic explorations
OT-Roseburg School condit Rpa5 December 13, 1872
The first quarter of the Roseburg Academy closes to-day. The building is in a
miserable condition and some repairs should be made before the next term
begins. + [M. not clear whether first school year, or just the first term of a
three term year and not advent of Academy.]
Disaster? shipwreck Srh- Name-Mark-Twain Rpa5 Dec 20, 1872
[Mark Twain helps rescue some from a shipwreck] [lengthy article.]
Holiday Xmas OT-OaklandOR town-pride-rivalry Rpa5 Dec 20, 1872
The citizens of Oakland will furnish a Christmas tree, which they feel
confident will excel any other in the country. +
other-mining locale- Rpa5 Dec 20, 1872
[name of Bohemia already associated with the mining district.]
Other-mining Srh-ColumbiaRiver Srh-river Srh-ColumbiaRiver Locale-Copperopolis
locale-BakerCounty Rpa5 Dec 20, 1872
Two and a quarter tons of "button copper" was shipped down the Columbia
last Wednesday. It came from Crane & Co.'s mine at Copperopolis, Baker
Racism war? Locale-KlamathLake Rpa5 Dec 20, 1872
Indian troubles in the Klamath Lake country
animal pursuit-sports law Rpa5 Dec 20, 1872 new game laws.
Misc OT-multi Srh-UpperColumbia disaster earthquake condit-progress-anti saying
Rpa5 Dec 20, 1872
On last Saturday night the North Pacific coast was visited by an earthquake,
the first recorded since its discovery by white men. At Portland there were two
slight shocks, the first at twenty-five minutes to ten o'clock the second at half-
past two. At the Clarendon Hotel, which is built upon piles and made ground,
the first shock was severely felt, the walls cracked, in some of the rooms the
plastering was shaken loose and the guests rushed pell-mell into the streets.
On the solid ground the shocks were so little felt that some doubts were
expressed as to whether it was an earthquake. The telegrams of the next day
from the north and the Upper Columbia proved that it was a reality. At
Victoria the shocks were quite severe, although no damage was done. At
Seattle, Olympia and other places on the Sound, they were also severe. At
Lewiston, Wallula, Walla Walla, Umatilla and The Dalles, on the Upper
Columbia, the shock were felt, being more severe towards the east. No shocks
have been reported south of Portland. The papers of that place are
congratulating themselves that, at last, they can rival San Francisco in a
sensation. If Mount Hood and St. Helens should conclude to go into the
volcano business again the result might be more interesting than pleasant. +
name-Applegate Rpa5 Dec 20, 1872 General Applegate
natl speech govt Rpa5 Dec 20, 1872 president's message.
name-Hermann govt home-seekers OT-Roseburg Locale-CoosCounty politic
Rpa5 Dec 20, 1872
We are indebted to Hon. B. Herman, Receiver of the land office at Roseburg,
for the following list of patents... Coos County - J.A. Collier... +
Dec 27, 1872
Srh-river Srh-Coos-river Srh-forks Locale-CoosRiver locale-forks Tot-Coos mail
Rpa6-8 Dec 27, 1872
A post office will be established at the residence of F. M. Bridges, at the forks
of Coos river, and Mr. Bridges appointed Postmaster. It will be known as
Paper Tot-Empire Locale-SouthCoquille Tot-Randolph Tot-Marshfield Tot-Ellensburg
Rpa6-8 Dec 27, 1872.
this paper has agents in Coos Co: W. H. Jackson Empire City, T. G. Own [as I
typed it; prob = Owen], Empire City; Wm H. Harris South Coquille; Edward
Fahy, Randolph; Maj. S. Duncan Marshfield. Denis Coniff, Ellensburg.
disaster Fire OT-Portland Rpa6-8 Dec 27, 1872 [lengthy article:] great fire in Portland.
home-seekers locale-Coos land-grant govt business bldg Rpa 6-8 Dec 27, 1872.
Alexander Stauff took out land grant, or homestead patent fm Rsbg Land
office for Coos land, not quote.
OT-OregonCity Novelty-woolen disaster fire business Rpa6-8 Dec 27, 1872
We learn that the directors of the Oregon City Woolen Manufacturing Co.
have signified their intention of rebuilding, although no definite action has yet
been taken in this matter. +
Disaster Earthquake OT-Astoria [ ] Srh-tidal-observatory Rpa 6-8 Dec 27, 1872
The shock of the earthquake was quite sensibly felt at Astoria, causing some
to jump out of the bed and rush into the Street. The clock attached to the U.S.
Coast Survey Tidal Observatory was stopped at thirty-one minutes past nine
o'clock P.M. +
Paper state locale-DouglasCounty Locale-CoosCounty Locale-CurryCounty
Rpa6-8 Dec 27,1872
Official Paper of Douglas, Coos and Curry Counties. [M. 2006: must mean RP is]
Election vote natl govt Rpa 6-8 Dec 27, 1872
Proposed amendment to the Constitution so that people vote directly for
President and Vice President has revived; to abolish electors. Not quote
disaster Earthquake [ ] OT-The Dalles OT-WarmSprings people-attitude racism-indir
health misc-word? Rpa6-8 Dec 27, 1872
[lengthy report on effects of the earthquake] the Da1les, Warm Springs.
Plastered walls ruined, crockery broken, doors slammed, and several persons
made quite sick for a time. Several chimneys thrown down, a great
consternation among the Indians.
Oct 28, 1876
Food fish Tot-Empire Rpa6-8 Oct 28, 1876
The saloons at Empire City set out crabs on the free lunch table. +
Politic state Rpa6-8 Oct 28, 1876
Governor Grover. [presumably of Oregon] [but also lists a Governor Gibbs.]
misc-word Locale-Coos? name-Strange misc-superlative Rpa 6-8 Oct 28, 1876
Mr. J. W. Strange is rusticating in the bright "land of pretty girls and red
apples." + [M. is this Coos? ]
Tot-Dora climate Rpa 6-8 Oct 28, 1876
Dora. Heavy rains and looks like winter had set in. +
Health-remedy misc-word Rpa6-8 Oct 28, 1876
Beautify the complexion, and remove pimples, spots, burns, scalds, stings,
chapped lips, prickly heat and all irritation of the skin by using Glenn's
sulphur soap. In cases of gout and rheumatism it is also very efficacious. +
RR-outside RR-phys OT-Portland Rpa6-8 Oct 28, 1876
The Westside train ran off the track near Portland Tuesday. +
Fruit fruit-dryer agric farm Locale-CoosCounty Rpa 9 Oct 28, 1876
Mr. Collver, of Coos county, is putting up an Alden fruit dryer on his farm. +
Nov 4, 1876
Utility condit-attitude region-pride RR-dreams RRphy misc-word-unionhood
Tot-Empire OT-Roseburg Lhc Rpa9 Nov 4, 1876
Roseburg and Empire City were united in closer bonds of unionhood on
Tuesday last by the completion of the telegraph line between these two points.
Among the first telegrams that flashed along the wire were the following:
Empire City, Oct. 31, 1876:
To the Mayor of Roseburg:
Empire City sends greeting, hoping that our towns now connected by the
electric wire may soon be connected by stronger common ties. That with our
near-identity of geographical location we may have a nearer commercial
identity when the iron horse shall cross the barriers thrown up by nature and
we shall have a common outlet to see the great highway of nations and the
road to our future greatness and closer fellowship.
Signed, T. C. Mackey,
D. L. Watson,
J. M. Siglin
Roseburg, Or., Oct 31, 1876.
To T. C. Mackey, D. L. Watson, J. J. Siglin, Empire City:
Your communication by telegraph is gratefully received and we hail it, as
you do, as the precursor of a closer union by rail. Receive our
Wm. I. Friedlander,
City Council. +
[paper-cut] politic govt? Rpa 9 Nov 4, 1876
[cut of] Hayes and Wheeler on Republican ticket.
County court? OT-Eugene travel Rpa 9 Nov 4, 1876
S. H. Hazard, Prosecuting Attorney for this district, started for Eugene
name-Hermann Locale-CoosCounty Rpa 9 Nov 4, 1876
B. Hermann returned from Coos County this week.
County official-county crime Rpa 9 Nov 4, 1876
A daring robbery was perpetrated wherein was $5,000 taken from Mr.
Flanagan, County Treasurer of Coos county, Thursday night October 26,
1876. The burglars visited his sleeping chamber and securing the keys to his
office and save [as I typed it; means safe], made easy work in securing the specie.
Mr. Flanagan offers a reward of $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of the
parties and return of the money. [+?]
Tot-Gardiner Locale-CoosBay Srh-boat Srh-river Srh-UmpquaRiver Srh-
SmithRiver road stage transport mail misc-superlative OT-Oakland
Rpa9 Nov 4, 1876
New steamer "Restless" will leave Gardiner Tuesday and Friday. Connecting
with Mr. John Barker's Fast Stage Line from Oakland, at Scottsburg, and
return the same day. Will also make trips up Smith River on Saturdays and
The Quickest, Best and Most Economical Route to COOS BAY. Alf. Reed.
Wm. Wade. +
Fish enterprise Srh- Srh-river Srh-CoquilleRiver animal-seal
Rpa10 Nov 4, 1876
There are 2,000 seals at the mouth of the Coquille destroying valuable fish. +
RR-dreams RR-CBR-pre Boomer inducement investor Lhc locale- locale-CoosCounty
OT- Rpa10 Jan 20, 1883.
Coos Bay Boom. We learn from the Secretary of the O.S.R.W. & T.Co. that
active progress is being made towards the building of the Coos Bay railway.
The entire 40,000 shares of stock representing a capital of $4,000,000, has
been subscribed and stock certificates therefor issued. Messrs. Capt. Gilmore,
Crane and Fry, parties interested in the building of this road, from San
Francisco are now in Coos Co., looking after the interests of the company.
News from the San Francisco stockholders is very decided that they mean
business in this enterprise and that the work of construction will surely be
commenced next summer. The flattering prospects of this road, we are
informed, has already created a commotion in the coal and timber land market
The people of Douglas and Coos counties have certainly ample reasons for
congratulating themselves on the future of their respective counties, as this
road will develop some of the richest portions of Oregon and be the means of
bringing a diversity of new industries in our yet wild region of country which
is rich in coal, iron, and other valuable minerals and finest timber in Oregon.
All that has been lacking heretofore to insure the growth and progress of Coos
and certain parts of this county has been the means of ingress which the
railroad will now provide for the country. This company ought to receive all
the encouragement it is possible for the people of Coos and Douglas to give
them. All obstructions or impediments of any kind tending to delay or hinder
the progress of this enterprise should be removed so far as it is in the power of
the people. Jealousies may arise, as is generally the case, when a new and
important enterprise is to be initiated into a country. Any such efforts should
be strenuously opposed by the people who will be so richly rewarded by the
construction of this road as the entire population of Southern Oregon. [sic.] +
RPa10 Jan 20, 1883 [a single page seems to be attached to a paper
labeled Nov. 4, 1876.]
Tot-Roseburg RR-name-indir business item-household item-hardware Rpa 10 Jan 20, 1883
T.R. Sheridan and J.P. Sheridan. Sheridan Bros. dealers in stoves and general
hardware. On Jackson street.
name-Hermann court judge-Fullerton Organiz OT-Roseburg Rpa10 Jan 20, 1883
Hon B. Hermann, past E.H.P., last Tuesday evening installed the following
officers of Umpqua Chapter, No. 11, R. A. M., of Roseburg: J. C. Fullerton H
P: ... [M2004 lodge: Royal Arch Masons??]
Health OT-Canyonville Misc-saying misc-word [mineral] Rpa 10 Jan 20, 1883.
Mr. L. H. Grow, of Canyonville, gives us the following receipt for the cure of
cancer: Equal parts of chloride of zinc, gold and antimony, mix with
sufficient amount of flour to form a paste, and apply to the cancer
occasionally until cured. + [M 2004: use of word "receipt" for recipe]
OT-Oakland business harness name-Long Rpa10 Jan 20, 1883
Oakland [OR.] local. Mr. H.C. Long has a very neat and convenient harness
shop in his new location, also a good stock on hand, and is prepared to
entertain customers in grand style. + [M. would he be related to F Long of
Name-Luse Rpa 10 Jan 20, 1883
Miss A. R. Luse [mentioned ] [M. related to Luse at CB?]
Srh-ocean Srh-river Srh-SiuslawRiver Srh-freight Srh-boat Srh-ship fish Locale-
SiuslawRiver OT-SF name-Hume Rpa 10 Jan 20, 1883
The steamer Mary D. Hume, 60 hours from the Siuslaw river, arrived at San
Francisco on the 3rd. She took out about 900 barrels of fish and a number of
passengers, and only stopped in the river one day. +
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