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COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON. MONDAY, APRIL 25, 1921.
Commission Is Gov. Olcott Is
Items of All Sorts About the Preparations
Making Here and Elsewhere For Next
Saturday’s All-Day Program
A. J. Sherwood received word from
In its Sunday’s report of Satur
day’s meeting of the State Highway the State Highv,'ay Commission Fri
Commission at Portland, the Oregon day night that ^hey would be glad to
ian seems to have got some slight accept CoquilJ-e’s invitation to be
glimmering of the fact that a celebra present at the opening of the Co
tion of the completion of the Coos quille- Marshfield Highway next Sat
Bay-Coquille Valley highway is to be urday. They stated that Mr. Booth
Parade After Noon
The following interesting story of P. Whitney, road supervisor, Work 'held somewhere in this county some and Mr. Yec'n would' positively be Remember the Bridge Carnival
the building of the first wagon road was also commenced under Whit- time the last of the week, but to still here and that the third mer iber, Mr.
“Remember the Maine,” proved , At a meeting of the general cele
between Coquille and Marshfield is ney’s orders on the bridge across have no definite idea of its location.» Barrett, would’ be also, unless impera many a time and oft a slogan to con bration committee Saturday after
from the pen of G. A. Bennett, one Shinglehouse Slough, and this bridge
It says in its summary that the tive business called him to eastern jure with. And now Editor McDaniel, noon, consisting of the executive
of the old timers at the Bay. It was was finished September 7, 1883. The “commission will visit Coos bay and Oreg"1
bf the Cbos Bay Harbor adjures the committee and the chairmen of the
yet promised people of that city to “Remember the various sub-committees it was decid
first published in the Marshfield Daily bridge was 440 feet long and 11 eastern Oregon” and further along -"’¿■L
feet from* the ground in the center, that,
News on April 20tli:
f' that h will be here, but the commit Bridge Carnival” and talks thus ap ed that the parade next Saturday
and the work of building was in
“The Commission will depart for tee'is counting on his first assurance preciatively and
enthusiastically should be held at one o’clock instead
Preparations are being made by the charge of J. P. Russell.
Coos Bay Thursday, The Commission that he knew of no reason why he about the coming Coos Bay-Coquille of in the morning as origioally plan
The contract ’ for ' huilding the will arrive in Marshfield Friday, couldn’t come, and have advertised Valley Highway Celebration next ned. This was done in response to a
citizens of Coquille to celebrate the
completion of the paved highway be- bridge across China Camp Creek was April "29, to attend the celebration of that he will be here.
request from Marshfield for a later
tewen Marshfield and that city. Nu let to W. F. Hill and J. M .Siglin the completion of the hard-surfaced ' State Engineer Nunn has also been
merous old-timers recall the open by R. W. Getty, acting for the coun highway between Marshfield and Co invited to be present.
- “Those of our residents who were
The float committee over there
ing of a wagon road between the two ty, at Coquille City, on August 24, quille.
With this array of state officials here when the opening of the Coos phoned to the committee here that
points, which, at the time it occurred, 1883, - at $1.50 per running foot'. ' z “On this trip the commission will and tv-- mayors and councilmen of all Bay bridge was formally dedicated Marshfield would be represented by
was a long step in advancement, as This bridge, which was about 1500 look over the road between Coquille T
es in the county expected to will recall that the people of Coquille, three or four dozen floats and decor
regards the settlement of the coun feet long, was finished on March 5, and Myrtle Point and. will carefully ?
sent, and with all the other Myrtle Point, Powers and Bandon ated cars if the pageant was held in
try and the beneficial results obtain 1884. The News stated at the time examine the possible location of the I ‘
$ planned, the only obstacle practically suspended business and at the afternoon, but that they couldn’t
ed. It is true that there was a trail that it was estimated that $500 Roosevelt highway link between Co which can possibly interfere with the
tended, the function. We were grate get over for a parade at ten o’clock.
between Empire, via the black sand would be required to put the. roa4 quille and Bandon. Then the com- complete success of the celebration is ful then, and so expressed ourselves
This necessitated a Change in the
mines at Randolph, to the mouth of from there to Coquille City in good •mission will go down the coast to the weather man.
of holding the speakifig and
the Coquille river. This trail was condition for teams.
Port Orford, backtrackirig again, and
The Coquille Commercial Club’s of
musical program in the groye, and .
In the middle of March, 1884, Fred? then heading j»or the eastern Oregon ficial weather bureau says it will not shown.
used in the ’50’s for pack trains be
“On April 30tn Coquille, our coun- this event is now scheduled for 10:30
tween Empire and the beach mines Jarvis made a trip on horseback ov tour. By the time they return fit rain next Saturday. If it does he will
seat town, will celebrate the open- Saturday morning.
at Whiskey Run, north of the mouth er the route, and the following month vvill be time for the May meeting.” !oGe-."bi>ut 100 per cent of his repu
ing of a road, second only in value to
of the Coquille. H. P. Whitney, who (put a stage between Coquille City
tation as a prognosticator.
the Southern Pacific line which we
Big Band Saturday
did the principal butchering for the and Coaledo, connecting with the rail LOUISE RIDDLE TAKES
welcomed. The people of that city
Coos Bay section, used this trail af road across the isthmus and a steam
Music committee for £he Cele
will celebrate the opening of the fine bration have made arrangements to
MISS KALBUS’ PLACE ROAD MEETING TO BE
terwards to bring cattle from the er at Utter City on the Coos Bay side.
HELD TOMORROW paved road connecting the County have one of the best bands which ev
The portion bf the road from
coast section to the bay, and it was
The Sentinel is in receipt of advices
Seat with the Bay. No better road er represented Coquille for that oc
also used to some extent by the few Marshfield1 to a point on Isthmus
In deciding to go ahead with the exists, and while the people have casion. Besides the local musicians,
settlers who lived on the lower Co Slough opposite Coos City was com from Mrs. McComb, leader of Home
quille and on the coast., It was mere pleted early in June, 1884. ! The Demonstration work in this' state,, building of a main trunk road in Coos waited long and patiently, the road is seven or eight, players from the Bay
ly a trail, and a rough one at that, bridges across Davis Slough, Pope that Miss Louise Riddle has beeh ap county on a fifty-fifty basis with the now completed and will be formally have been engaged and a band of 21
as the writer who rode over it numer and King sloughs were finished the pointed successor to Miss Minnie Kal county court, the State Highway opened to traffic on the day set for or 22 pieces is assured.
bus as Home Demonstration Agent in commission has put it up to the of the celebration.
ous times can testify; and besides, it following month.
Jno. E. Ross, chairman of the com
“The celebration is not a money mittee, has ordered quite a reper
could only be used in the summer and
The last spike in the 90-foot Coos county, and the appointment ficials ■¿nd people of this county to do
making scheme for the merchants of toire of new music and we Will have
early fall as the first Sheavy storm bridge, on the road between South has been approved by President something and do it quickly.
The'court does not see how it is Coquille—as business on that day will something different next Saturday.
blocked it with fallen timber, and port and Wall’s place on Isthmus Kerr.
It is statet that Miss Riddle is * possible to meet half the expense of be suspended.
The purpose is to
the reopening of it in the spring fell Slough, was driven on Wednesday,
She the completion of the highway con draw together the people of Coos Practice has been the order of the day
to the lot of H. P. Whitney, who had June 24, 1885. The road was then very highly recommedned.
comes from Canyon county, Idaho, struction from the Douglas county county, for it is hoped by so doing with the members.
to open it at his own expense in or completed and open for travel.
It is the present intention to have
der to bring cattle and sheep from
The Coquille Herald, John Dean where she has been home demonstra line to Bandon without issuing bonds that the proper impression may be the band give a concert in the morn
the ranches down the coast.
owner and editor, which made its
a bond» election to take the State Highway Commission, and ing before the program of speaking
This trail was of no benefit what first appearance in September, 1882,, splendid satisfactaoh.
matter unless urgently | other prominent state officials who l I and music in the park, They will
ever to the settlers who lived on the claimed that; “R. E. Buck got aiyay
oti&r portions of th’?,' J have 'p^mised to .¿0 present. £ A de ¿also participate in the parade at one
middle and upper sections tr>f the Co-s ► with
Bagjtes, he haVfeig..
« ,'j’clocfe r^nd
quille river. Their only means of [driven his team over the Coos Bay Kansas Agricultural College at Man-~ ■county are provided for at the same mand will be made upon thesenfficiSls^
for recognition, and if this demand is- ! yh&t
communication With Empire, the & Coquille wagon road first.” We 'hattan; and also having spent two time.
concerts will be published later.
backed by six or eight thousand peo
principal town of the county and al answered him in the Coos Bay News,
so the c lhty seat, was by way of stating that the road was not com in post graduate work at the Univer meeting of representatives of the ple in a public gathering it will have Cleaning Up Myrtle Wood Grove
commercial bodies of the county for I its weight.
Beaver Slough; a tramway With a pleted when Buck came through— sity of Washington.
Practically all business was sus
Mrs. McComb plans to corp® to consultation, at Coquille at 2 o’clock
“One member of the committee who
mule and cart owned by Judge Gil two bridges still remained unfinish
was here to personally extend an in pended here Friday afternoon and a
bert Hall across the isthmus, con ed—and that he had to secure the Coos county With Miss Riddle this Tuesday afternoon, April 26.
The reason that more time is not vitation to North Bend said: ‘We hope working force of 60 to 75 men turned
necting Beaver Slough with the assistance of some of the workmen week, reaching here Wednesday or
given for this call is that action must the people of .North Bend will come, ¿out at the Myrtle Grove and spent
head of Isthmus Slough at Judge to get his wagon across the gulches. Thursday.
Coos county has always been more ¿be taken at once if a bond election is that they will' have a municipal float five hours cleaning up, grubbing out
Hall’s place which could only be When the last spike was driven in
reached at the service of the tide. the bridge between Southport alnd than satisfied with our former county 'to be called on the date of the spec in the parade, as well as floats of , brush and carting Off trash. None of
In 1874 the Utter coal mine was op Walk’s place, a little before ¡noon agent and present Bank Agricultur ial state election to be held June 7.-'- other classes, that they will come and the new seats nor the speakers’ stand
So the Commercial Clubs and accept of our hospitality, that we may were built that day, however, and
ened in the vicinity of Coaledo, which on June 24, 1885, John D. Garfield’s ist, J. L. Smith, who was educated at
the little village which sprang up team Was the first to cross the bridge. Manhattan, and our people need have Chambers of Commerce of the vari prove to the people of North Bend that is something that must be done
near the head of Beaver Slough was Williams’ mule team from Marshfield no misgivings in getting another stu ous cities of the county are urged to that- we are neighbors of the most this week. .Everyone is busy getting '
jeady for the biggest celebration Co
called, and a narrow guage railroad went through a few hours ahead, but dent of the Kansas college to take lose no time in providing for repre friendly sort.”
sentation at the meeting here next
was built from the mine to Utter the planks were not spiked down. Miss Kalbus’ place.
“We nowAiave a fine opportunity to quille has ever had, blit there are a
City on Isthmus Slough. The en County Judge Geo. M. Dyer and wife
show in return for the favors receiv good many men in town who have not
Pluvius Still Pelting Us
terprise did not prove a paying in and Fred Schetter and wife made the
ed at the Bridge Carnival, our appre done anything in the grove yet. Let’s
vestment, and after a few months, trip to Coquille City the same day,
May Have Base Ball Team
ciation of having with us the people ¿all take a turn apd not expect a few
For the past three days the occa
during which some cargoes of coal and they were the first to make the ' sional showers the weather bureau
Coquille." The V drive will be a to do it all.
Base ball talk is becoming quite
were shipped, the mine was closed; through trip after the last spike was promised to us have been coming very common on the street and it is al- pleasant one, and the entertainment
but the little railroad was kept in driven. Cy Goodman claims the hon frequently and with such liberal ■together probable that Coquille will afforded will be well worth seeing.
operation and was a great improve- or of having, brought the first wagon downpours as to make us fear that be represented in the Coos County The city administration will go, a. The Street »and Decoration commit
ment over the old way, in the mat load of freight over the new road. He .autos will find it difficult to navigate League. Those most active in sport move is on foot to have a float in the tees have ordered about $100 worth
ter of passengers and freight traffic brought a load of chittim bark from the slough in front of. the Sentinel ing matters have secured a lease from parade, and hundreds' of citizens will
of new flags which, with those be
between the Coquille and Coos Bay. Coquille City, using an ox team and office next Saturday even with pon W. H. Lyons of his field in the north bake a day off and with their families
longing to the American Legion and
Beaver Slough, however, still remain took back a load of flour.
end of town, rent free, but with the enjoy life in the beautiful park in the Commercial Club will make a. very
ed as a barrier to any extensive traf
By July the road was in good
Friday night gave us a sleet storm condition that any agreement is sub the .County Seat.
fic between the two sections of the shape, and an item in the News says and Saturday gave us as kaleidoscopic ject to the sale of the property; or a '< “And of course every car will be fine display. The decorator who was
here last week wanted $2 for every
that there was a great deal of trav changes from shower to sunshine and base ball organization might be ef tagged ‘North Bend.’ ”
flag put up which would have run
In the late ’70’s Coquille and Coos el between the two sections of the back again as the most typical April fected which could purchase six acres
this item away up out of reason. The
Bay people commenced talking county. The average time made by day. Last night and today, instead of of the tract on liberal terms. The
The Floats From the Bay
committees have a very nice plan
county road from Coo.s Bay to Co- buggies between Marshfield and Co the clearing weather we have been next consideration would be the erec
following Marslifield firms worked out for decorating the streets
The latter place was quille was four hours. (In the Pion hoping and expecting to see come tion of a grand stand. From the in
in its infancy and contained but eer History of Coos and Curry coun with northerly winds, for more than terest being shown it is a pretty safe have agreed to have business floats and the myrtle grove, which they will
in the Highway Celebration parade execute themselves, with assistance
comparatively few houses at this ties it is stated that the road was six months, we have had a continua
bet that base ball will be one of this here Saturday: Allen & Lewis, Mar of others.
time, but gave encouraging signs of built in 1884. This is a mistake.)
tion of the same monotonous south shmmer’s recreations here.
tin Candy Co., Going & Harvey Co.,
becoming a town of no mean import
E. A. Anderson, who was owner of west gale that has prevailed for near
Hale Music Co., Noble Theatre, John
Two Orchestras Saturday
ance in the not far distant future. the livery stable at Marshfield, was ■ ly a year and rain enough to keep
Talk, however, was all that it among the first to drive a freight ducks,
Through misinformation we stated
geese and other web-footed bi
amounted to for a number of years, team over the road. The News in the peds thriving and wood piles growing ♦ The local post of the American Le Gifford & Co., Coos Bay Iron Works last Friday that Hegdahl’S Orchestra
as it was considered that the county first week of July stated that E. A. a fine crop of moss.
of the slackers who evaded the war
Besides these the following indi had been engaged for the open air
was too thinly populated, and con Anderson drove a team over the
promise» to have decorated dance here on the day of the cele
sequently too poor, to build such new road for the purpose of deliver-
bration. This was incorrect as Wm.
at Salem. There are over 600 in the cars in line on that day:
a road. It might be stated in pass ing 120 dozen of Hudson, & Young’s
Zinner and Tracy Leach have each
's ing that the population of Coos coun- famed soda water at CoQuille City.
been appointed to secure an orches
' ty in 1870 was 1644, and in 1880 it Besides the soda water there was a
tra of home musicians who will ren
had increased to 4834. H. P. Whit number of large bottles bearing la low and Rebekah in Coquille and vi begun active prosecution against all Robert Marsden, Jr., John J. Bate der the music for the dances. In case
ney, who was very anxious to have bels of a Chicago brewing company.
The Legion is authorized to notify Isaac R. Tower, Marshleld Auto Co., it rains the Coquille Club dapce hall
, the road built, not alone for busi Dan Young, who accompanied Ander of the biggest and best things ever
and Goulds’ Hall Will be the scenes
ness reasons, but who recognized son, informed us that these bottles put on by Coquille Lodge No. 53, if the Sheriff whenever, an evader is and Joe Williams.
Judging from present indications of the largest dances ever held in the.
the fact that it would prove a factor contained medicine for the horses
-'of no mean importance in inducing which were liable to Ibecomè afflicted hall tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. sent the post here contains about 20 the Times thinks that Marshfield will
settlers to come to this new coun by the heat on the riv er.
Just Back From the Islands
midnight there will be something do
celebration as if that event had been
try, was not discouraged. He kept
We are not dispose« 1 to argue the ing every minute.
staged in that city.
Found Coast Road Good
agitating the matter and finally suc
Dr. W. V. Glaisyer, county herd in
It is the celebration in honor of the
ceeded, as we learned, by looking ov question of priority rtf passage over
E. F. Russell, who recently made a
spector, is enjoying a visit from his
er the files of the Coos Bay News, of this road with a team and vehicle; ont hundred and second anniversary business trip to Eureka, California, in
E. R. Peterson, who was a couple father, Herbert Glaisyer, of Forest
which paper we were nower and ed but as to R. E. Buck’s exploit in butt of the founding of the order.
his own car, says that going down he of years ago the very popular leader Grove, in this state, who came in Fri
ing in and getting over the road by
itor at the time.
found the roads along the coast in of industrial club work in this coun day afternoon.
The elder Glaisyer
Calling Cards, 100 for $1.50.
Work was commenced on the road main strength and awkwardness we
as good condition as at any time last ty, has completed his college work has been visiting (the Hawaiian Is
in 1883, and the first work done on may add that he did'not go it alone
summer. Indeed, in California, where at 0. A. C. and has bought a part lands since the first of the year and
bridges was the driving of piles but was accompanied "by P. E. Drane was county Judge, as stated in Mr. more work is being done on this road of the Peterson ranch on Haynes In came up from San Francisco on his
across Coalbank Slough, half a mile of this city.
Bennett’s article. In 1883 the county than in Oregon, they were better. let, which has about 25 acres of tide 'homeward trip. Yesterday the Doc
from the Newport coal bunkers, west
During the conts ruction of this commissioners were S. C. Rogers and Coming back after it has set in rain lands that lie' in excellent shape for tor and his father went down to Ban
of Eastport. The piles were driven first Coos Bay-Coquille Valley High H. W. Holvertsott; in 1885 they were ing again the trip was not as good a tillage, and is doing some strenuous don for the week end, but they will
in March, 1888, under the orders of H. way in 1883 to 1885,, Ge^o, M. Dyer Chas. E. Edwards and Thomas Norris, one.
work on the place now.
return tomorrow morning.
Gus Bennett Teils the Story of Its Con
struction 36 Years Ago--Sooners Buck
and Drane made the First Trip Over