Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Semi-weekly herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1904-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 2, 1904)
SEMI - WEEKLY
c o g UILLË CITY, OREGON, TUESDAY. AUGUST
P r o fe ssio n a l C a r d s.
W alter CuUn, M. D.
P h y sic ia n
REMINISCENCES OF ROQUE RIYER WAR.
by “ Uncle Sam’’ Handukar lo
Haut. Stephen Longteilow-
S u b gso . n
C o q u il l e C it y , O he .
K ronenberg Blilg.
N ext P oor to P. 0 .
T eleph on e S.
Stanley & Burns,
Heal Estate, Collections.
Bpccinlties—Criminal and U. 8. Land
Cases, Notaries Publio.
O hbuon .
Dr. M. C. S lim ie r ,
Dear old Comrade:
It was all
owing to an interview I bad with
Mrs. A. Martiudale, of Camas Val
ley, Douglas county, Oregon, and
which was published in the Semi-
Weekly H e b a l d of this city on the
15th, insl, that I learned of your
whereabouts, for we had not met
since the day we were discharged
from the service, on the 28th day of
June, 1856, at Deer Creek, now and
for many years past the nourishing
city of RoeeLirtg.
P hysician and S ubokon .
A lady friend of yours wrote from
Southern Oregon, after reading the
M yrtle P oint ,
Perkins’ Drug Store.
O regon .
interview in the H erald , wrote
brief note to tbe Editor of that
sheet in which she says: “ One of
A. J. Sherwood,
the men, Lieutenant Stephen Long
A ttobnby - at -L aw ,
fellow, is living, located at Henley,
Cal- He is rather feeble from old
N otaby P ublic ,
age and the many hardships he has
endured, but is still a kind hearted,
genial gentleman, with many friends
who wish him a long and happy
A ttobnby - at -L aw ,
Yes, old Comrade, I am sure the
N otaby P ublic ,
bontiment is true, every word of it,
for it is not flattering to say that
during the time we were in the ser
vice, whether on the march over
rugged mountains, frequently cov
A bstracter or T itle «.
ered with enow, and nothing but a
C oquille C it y , O re
narrow trail on which to travel, or
on the battlefield with the murder
ous Indians, “Steve” was all right
Hall & Hall,
I have the kind permission of the
A ttorneys - at -L aw ,
Editor of the H e r a l d for use of its
Dentei in H eal E state ot all kinds.
columns to publish a few reminis
cences as they occurred forty-eight
years ago and in which the Com
pany of Capt. Buoy, Company B,
2nd Regiment, Oregon Territory
J. Curtis Snook, D. D. S.
as its notors.
D k n t is t ,
seems needless to say that but a few
Office two doors south Odd Fellow’s Hall
of the old company oi one hundred
Will make Bandon a professional visit
and twenty are, so far as I know,
the first Monday in each quarter.
now living. Of these I recall the
names of J. J. Butler, aud some of
C oqu ille, Oregon.
the MillirousH, B. F Bowers, David
Bruce, William Kilsay, and our old
surgeon, Dr. A. \V. Patterson, who
E. D. Sperry.
W. C. Chase.
is near 90 years of age and has lost
the use of his eyes. I. J. Hughes
SPERRY & CHASE,
fills a soldier’s grave in Florida.
I am sure you will remember the
Office in Kohinson building,
morning of October 29th, 1855,
when we received orders to break
. . .
camp at Roseburg, and make a
forced march to assist in the battle
of Hungry Hill, then raging, with
E. G. D. Holden,
the odds, owing to their superior
L awyeb ,
situation, in favoj of the Indians.
Jastioe o f the Peace, City Recorder, U. 8.
When, in going through the “ Big
Commissioner, General Insurance
Canyon,” a distance of eleven miles,
Agent and Notary Public.
we forded the creek twenty, two
Office in Robinson Building.
times. There was no bridges so
oar horses hail to swim frequently.
PLACED UNDER ARREST.
You will recollect we reached the
“Six Bit House” on the evening of
the second day just as they were
P hysician and 8 ubobon ,
coming in with the wounded men
Office upstairs in MARTIN BUILDING
from “ Hungry Hill.” where a num
Calls promptly answered day or night.
ber of our brave comrades bad laid
Night call will be answered from Mrs.
down their lives in defense of their
Wickham’ s Boarding House.
Phone, main 136.
was eight miles away and was
reached by a narrow trail through
Here we had tbe first experience
of “ standing guard” and the writer
A. F. Kir8hman,
was one of the actors in tbe excit
D entist .
ing scene that for a time was enact
Office at Residence, one block east of
ed in our camp. Marion P. Martin,
Fourth Sergeant, was corporal of
tbe guard and when he gave the
four guards the countersign, in
stead of giving each the same word,
COQUILLE RIVER STEAMBOAT CO. he gave each a different one, and
here the trouble began. When the
S tr. D I S P A T C H
writer was apprehended with the
Tom White, Master,
stern words, “ Who goes there”
Bandt.n....... 7 a - m .
! Coquille... .10 a - m .
and answered “ Friend,” upon his
Coquille....... 1 p - m . j B andon____ 4 P-M.
Connects At Coquille with train for Marshfield ndvance to give the countersign,
and steamer E^ho for Myrtle Point.
the word he gave was at variance
with that given the challenger. At
S tr. F A V O R I T E
this, a call was made for the “ cor
J. C. Moomaw, Master,
poral of the guard. At the bayon
Coquille....... 7 a - m .
| Bandon. .10:45 a - m .
Bandon......... 1 P-M. | Coquille. 4:45 P-M.
et’s point and with the whole com
pany aroused, wondering what was
S tr. R E T A
the matter, ye scribe was marched
Alva Jiee, Master.
to the Captain’s tent to give ac
C oquille ....... 1 p - m . | Bandon . . . . 5 p - m .
count of himself, but when the
B andon ........ 7 A-M. j Coquille.. . .11 A-M.
Carrying passengers and mail.
corporal of the guard explained
how he had given each eentinel a
Coquille River Transportation Co.
seporats pass word the blame was
at once placed where it belonged,
S tr. L I B E R T Y
W. R. Pan ter, Master.
and all was again serene. “ Six Bit
House” was a deserted and rather
Bandon.........7 a - m . | Coquille. ...10 a - m .
Coquille....... 1 P-M. | Bandon . . . . 4 ! p m . dilapidated affair, built of “shakes.”
Makes connection with train at Coquille
It is said to have taken its name
and up-river boats.
T. W . PAN TKR, Managing Owner. from the fact that an Indian who
Geo. Russell, M. D.,
had transgressed the laws, was
summarily hangsd, but before he
was Bent to the “ happy hunting
ground he “ dunned” a spectator
for “ six bits" he claimed was due
We made our camp during the
first part of the winter at Yoacum’s
on the bank of the South Umpqua
river, three miles from Canyon-
Our only protection was
tents and they were of light ma
terial. On Chriitmas eve the snow
began to fall, with a cold wind from
the North, and by the time the
snow was six inches deep the weath
er became very cold and remained
so for Borne weeks.
with the rapid current froze so much
that it was with difficu[ty we could
cross with the ferry boat. Some of
the boys enjoyed their Christmas
greatly by having a “stag danco” to
the music of a squeaky dance vio
lin, and the “ ladies,” boys in dis
guise, wore a blanket in imitation
of a dress. Our rations of bread,
bacon and beans were cooked in
front of our tents, with log fires in
the open air. Sometimes our menu
was improved with vegetables
boughf from the farmers,
was conspicuous by its absence, as
but few orchards were bearing in
those early days.
C o n tin u e d n e x t issu e.
The M'Veigha Go Free.
Eugene, Or., July 29.—At the ex
amination rf Charles McVeigh, wife
and daughter, Bessie, on the charge
of attempted manslaughter in throw
ing a new-born baby into the bruch
near Eugene to perish, the trio was
discharged. Justice Wintermeier
held that, inasmuch as the child did
not die, there were no statutes to
cover the case.
V io le n t A lt u e h «1 I X a r r lio e n C u r c -
e<l I ►
j C liN in lve rlu fn ’ s
(u ltr ,
i-ru m ill IM a rrlio e ii lle u ic ilj-
m ill lV rlin|)N n l .lle K ille d .
"A short time ago I was taken
with a violent attack of diarrhoea
and believe I would have died if I
had not gotten relief,” says John J.
Patton, a leading citizen of Patton,
Alabama. “ A friend recommended
Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy. I bought a
twenty-five cent bottle and after
taking three doses of it was entirely
cured. I consider it the best reme
dy in the world for bowel com
plaints. For sale by R. S. Kuowl-
A g e n ts W a n te d .
The result of the election will be
foreshadowed in The World weeks
iu advauce, exactly as Cleveland’s
eleetiou was foretold and as McKin
ley’s triumphs were. The World
giving the electoral vote by States
with absolute correctness ten weeks
before McKinley’s election day.
The W orld will not only strive
to be right, but it will be bright
and large; national iu its news and
and views. Every oue who is in
terested in this vital Presidential
contest will need it ever day. No
Democrat or Republican should be
happy without it.
The regular price for the Daily
Morning World by mail is $2.00 for
four months, but for a special time
The W orld will send the Dally
Morning Edition by mail for four
months for $1.
Agents are wanted to take sub
A liberal commission
will be given. Address, World
Campaign Club, Room 49, Pulitzer
Building, N. Y.
Terms, subscription blanks, sam
ple copies, printed matter, &c,
will be sent by return mail.
F o b S a l e — A large 3-yerr-old
colt, 16 hands high— will make a
1400 or 1500 ponnds horse, kind
disposition and gentle; color dark,
nearly black, with gray spots on
back and hips. Also a good sad
dle horse and driver. For farther
particulars enquire of or address
EL J. Michael, Myrtle Point. The
animals may be seen at Wm.
James’ place l^miles west of Myr
------------- » *»> .
Denver, July 23, — Jim Ferry,
the Denver horse, today, broke the
world’ s trotting record for half a
mile to a road wagon, over half-
mile track, by making the distance
at tbe New Drug
E d it o r H erald , Dear Sir and
Friend: Thinking perhaps a fow
lines might be acceptable to your
readers, I will try and tell how it is
being done in California, so far
tbe eummer has been cool.
The Japanese and Russians are
the all-nbsorbiug topic. San Fran,
cisco is much interested in that
No one knows the
amount of freight that has been
shipped from this port to Japan up
to the present time. It looks as
though much of this would stop as
the Russian government claims
the right of seuach, ensurance is
going and merchants hesitate to
ship goods, which is against inter
ests of San Francisco, Portland and
Seattle. What the outcome will be
no one can tell. It would seem that
Russia is laboring under great dis
advantages in carrying on a war
7000 miles from home. The American
people uaturaly enough sympathize
with the weakernation, Japan, which
has a humane government, while
Russia has the worst government
that any nation calling its self en
lightened could adopt, and thus
loses much sympathy that she
would otherwise get, had a better
way of dealing with her people. It
is claimed by some that it would be
better for the commercial world if
Russia were successful in holding
Manchuria. Her immense system
of railroads connecting with the out
let to the Pacific ocean at Port Ar
thur would revolutionized China.
It would awaken the Chinese from
slumbers. Knowing the Russian and
Japanese quite well as individuals,
I prefer the Russians. They make
better citizens. They affiliate with
Americans, their children becoming
good citizens; they support our
schools, make good officers, state
and national, and shoot firecraoker
on the 4th of July, etc,, while the
Japs do not, are more clannish and
hold to their country’s customs and
are a m e n a ce to wage ea r n e r s, boing
laborcs of the cheapest Kind.
I was much pleased with the
change in the H erald . The Semi-
Weekly is fine and deserves to be
sustained. Though it is the only
way I have of keeping posted as to
the changes in Coquille. We see
many new names among your bus
iness men as well as others, while
there are some I used to know are
mentioned occassionally, but many
are spoken of no more. Many times
I think of the conditions in that
town when I first came there. 19
years ago, when the draying of the
city was done by J. P. Messer
through the mud with a little yoke
I met Capt. Hans Reed on the
streets here a short time ago aud hnd
quite a visit with him. I am sorry
to hear of the bad luck of my old
friend, Charles Olive. I will alway
feel an interest in the welfare of
Coquille City and its people. 1 once
in a while see Fred Clemens. I
hear Fred Kronenburg is laid up
with rheumatism in Alemeda.
H. H. N i c h o l s .
NOTES A N D COM M ENT.
Roosevelt's sun has a Bible olass,
Theodore, Jr., teaches ten little
boys in the Episcopal churoh at
It is asserted that twenty dogs a
week are provided for the food of
tbe Igorotes from northern Luzon,
now on exhibition at St Louis.
Toilet Articles, School Books
and School Supplies,
ho daks and Kodak Supplies,
Fine Stationery a Specialty.
A lawyer has been kidnapped on
Broadway, New York, and is held
for a ransom— they say.
don’t he apply for a writ of habeas
A modest man out in St. Louis
who was forty days the receiver of
a Texas lumber company, wants the
Insignificant fee of $25,000. He
thinks of doing the fair with his wife
I find nothing better for liver
derangement and constipaion than
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
L. F. Andrews, Des
For Sale by R. S-
NOSLER & LYONS
The hot wave predicted by the
long range forcaster some weeks
ago, struck the country on time,
and has proved to be a scorcher.
For once the weather sharp hit the Experienced Help
n«il on the hend.
P R O P R IE T O R S
Best o f Work
Special Rates to Families and Hotels
“Nan” Patterson says she will
enter a convent when she is set We make our own sosp and know its ingredients. No injurious chemicals used.
Our baskets » ill l»e left at all the principal points on the river.
free. In that| case the Sister Su
Goods called for and delivered in Coquille City.
perior ought to authorize the other
nuns to carry revolvers. She would
A. J. SHERWOOD, P rs i.
L. H. HAZARD, Cashier
R. E. SHINE, Vice Prea.
be a dangerous devotee.
In New Jersey last week three
negroes were arrested for assault
O p COQU lLtLiB, O R E G O N .
ing a woman, were tried, convicted
and sentenced to state prison for
forty-nine years within the space of T r a n s a c t » a G e n e r a l B a n k i n g B u s i n e s s
twenty-four hours. It seems as if
this was a vast improvement on
Board of Directors.
R. (J. Dement,
A. J. Sherwood,
I National Bank of Commerce, New York City
F IR S T N A T IO N A L B A N K
Ion Perdicaris is now in Paris
urging that the united powers
should muke Itnisoull tbe ruler of
Morocco. This solicitude suggests
that the benevolent bandit may
have paid Perdicaris a commission
on the ransom. Who paid that ran
The White Star Line has not on
ly, in the Celtic, Cedrie and Baltic,
the three largest passenger steam
ers in the world, but it has the most
profitable steamship organization
iu the world, its dividends for the
last ten years ranging all the wav
from 20 to 120 per cent.
H arness and Saddles
t ^ Z 'n c i s o f L e a t h e r G o o d s f o u n d i n a.
I also do all kinds of repairing in this line at reasonable figure
C o c m ille . O r .
The Y ale and Harvard athletes
been received with marked
discourtesy in England,
been allowed to land, make their
journey to Brighton, bunt up
quarters and ground, and proceed
to practise, without a call from a
single representative of Oxford and
------DEALER IN ------
Judgo Parker has properly drawn
the line on photography and all
camera men. They will hereafter
be excluded from Esopus.
“ I re
serve the right,” he says, laughing,
“ to put my hands in my pockets
and assume comfortable attitudes
It is D ifferen t.
without being everlastingly snapped
August 4, next Thursday, will up by some fellow with a camera.
be given at the Christian church, an
Porfirio Diaz, President of the
evening of readings, recitations,
songs, etc, that will be different Republio of Mexico for the last
from mnnv of such programs in that thirty years has been re-elected for
it will be entirely given to humor the seventh consecutive time, with
ous and serious parts on “ Home, out the accessories of stump speech
Sweet Home.” If you ever attend es, brass bands, fat-frying and oth
ed such an evening you will know er characteristics of our quadrenni
bow pleasant such an evening may al elections. Since Dias ceased to
be; if not the central idea gives it be a bandit and highwayman he
a zest and pleasure found in no has practised the arts of civilized
life and become one of the most be
nevolent and useful of despots.
Teachers' In sttu te.
He ought to be president of »Mexi
The annual Teachers’ Institute co as long as he lives, and doubt
for 1904 for Coos county will be less will be.
L II. Hazard, , Crocker Woolworth N ’l Bank, San Francisco
R . E. Shine. ! First Nat’l Bank of Portland, Portland, Or.
/New D rug S tore,
GEO- A- CHURCHMAN, PROF
GENERAL LINE OF CHEMICALS, DRUGS, PATE N T
MEDICINES, DRUGGISTS’ SUPPLIES
TOILET ARTICLES, ETC.
Having had many years of experience in this line
we are prepared to give all the
best of satisfaction.
- - -
M usic C °
Agents for lending makes of
» i t » » —— —. —
held in Coquille during the third
S lrli lli'n iln r h e
week in August, beginning at 1 p.
“ For several yeers my wife was
m. on the 15th, and closing with troubled with wbnt physicians call
ed sick headache of a very severe
tbe evening session the 18th.
She doctored with sev
A very Btrong corps of instructors character.
eral ¡eminent physicians and at a
including »State Supt, Ackerman,
groat expense, only to grow woree
will conduct the daily work and untill sho was rnable to do any kind
address the audience at tbe evening of work.
About a year ago she
sessions. All teachers and friends began taking Chamberlain’s Stom
| of education are cordially invited ach and Liver Tablets and |today
I weighs more than she ever did be-
I to be present. This should prove
fora and is real well,” says Mr.
| one of our most successful meot- Geo. E. Wright o f New London.
W. H. B unch ,
For sale by R. S.
P ianos and O rgans
We buy for Cash from Manufactures and therefore can
sell you at bottom prices. Wo also carry s full line of
Violins, Guitars, Banjos, Strings
And everything else iD tbe music line.
CHAS. GRISSEN MUSIC CO.