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About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 21, 1911)
CH R ISTM H S
T he C oquille H erald
^JThe Herald, the old estab
lished reliable newspaper of
the Coquille Valley in which
an *‘ad” always brings results.
MYRTLE POINT NEWS
Another sail death occurred at the
residence of Mr. E Rackliff, when
Mrs. Annie Wagner (nee Logan)
was called away at three o'clock
Saturday morning Mrs. Wagner,
whose borne was at Baudun and
who was a professional nurse, went
to Mr RacklifF’s to help care for
his sick children, where she con
tracted the disease (scarlet fever)
and now sleeps the sleep that knows
no awakening It is reported that
Mr. Kackliffis now ill.
Lester Dement, while playing
basketball Sunday, was unfortun
ate enough to break his nose.
GRAVEL FORD ACADEMY ITEMS
J. T. Bunch is in Coquille at
tending the teachers’ examination.
The Academy closes Friday,
December 22, for the Christmas holi
days, and will begin its second term
the first Wednesday in January.
Nellie Overton fell from a swing
one day last week sustaining pain
ful though not serious injuries.
She was confined to her room for a
couple of days, but is now able to
The Literary Society holds regu
lar meetings every two weeks,
Saturday evening being the last
meeting of this term. The meeting
was a very successful one, conduct
ed purely by the students, and a
very entertaining program was giv
en. The officers of the Society are—
llerschel Bunch, President; R. R.
Dennett, Vice President; Essie
Butler, Secretary and Treasurer;
Ijowell Bunch, Assistant.
Mr. Clark Bunch is getting uicelv
started in the dairy business.
The post office at Dora has been
moved to Mr. M. M. Young's at
the Minard Mill.
Mr. L. A. Brown is kept quite
busy horseshoeing and doing repair
work for the Coos Bay and Rose-
burg stage line.
A great deal ot excitement was
occasioned in Gravel Ford last Sun
day evening at 6 p. m. owing to a
firey ball appearing in the sky which
illuminated all surroundings A
slight report was felt and a meteor
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¡THE PASSING OF
A meeting of the City Council
was held December :8, 1911, a
full attendance being present. The
minutes of the previous meeting
were read and tpproved.
It was moved and seconded that
the light committee confer with Mr.
Morse in regard to lights and under
his franchise he was to furnish the
same at cost.
It was moved and seconded that
the City Attorney be instructed to
draw an ordinance in regard to
parties resisting the city officers.
An ordinance was enacted levy
ing a tax of five mills on all taxa
ble property in the City of Coquille
to defray the expense and cost of
operating the said city.
The City Recorder was instruct
ed to notify certain parties in this
city that they were permitting riot
ous and disorderly conduct in their
respective places of business, and
unless conditions were remedied at
once the council would consider the
advisability of cancelling their"
licenses, or would refuse to grant
new licenses upou the expiration of
the license period.
William M. Kline, an Oregon
pioneer of 1852, died at his home
near Silverton last week at the age
of 82 years.
James J. Dairy tuple, pioneer
merchant of Salem, Oregon, died
December 14, aged 75 years. He
came to Oregon in 1866 .
Milton Hale of Albany, Oregon,
died at that place December 16, at
the age of 90 years. Mr. Hale
crossed the plains in 1843 settling
on the Santiam, where it is claimed
he built the first house that was
put up in that county. He also
built and operated the first ferry
on the Santiam river.
Hannah Perkins, wife of Alonzo
O. Perkins, the aged Oregon pio
neer, who died just before Thgnka-
giving, passed away December 14 ,
at Salem, Oregon. Grief aDd lone
liness following her husband’s death
weakened the wife. The deceased
couple came to Oregon in 1862 .
There were 13 children in the fam
ily, six of whom are living. Five
children died within one week dur
ing a scarlet fever epidemic about
30 years ego.
fell near the home of Walter Ben
The Bunch boys of Gravel Ford
are building a new twenty-foot
launch of the compromise style. It
will be fitted up with machinery
from their old launch.
Mr. W. A. Culbertson and cousin
Miss Metta Hansen ate expected in
the city soon as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. A. N. Mullin, Mr. Culbertson's
Mr K. II. Hansen and Mr. Tom
Sumeilin have made au exchange,
tlie latter going on the ranch and
Mi. Hausen conducting the con
fectionery at Myrtle Point.
Mr. lid Abernethy is building a
new house which is now well under
DORA, GRAVEL FORD AND McKINLEY ITEMS construction. Mr. Abernethy is a
man of a. diversity of occupations
Mrs. E. Shepherd is in very poor being a photographer, au expert
eornetist and owner of a saw mill.
health this winter.
Mrs. Orildo Caldwell, one of the
pionoer women of Oregon, passed
away at her home in Baker, Ore
gon, December 14
was the wife of the late Stanley
Caldwell, o d c of the pioneers of
Lane county. She crossed the
plains with her parents in 1862 . her
mother dyiDg on the journey ae the
result of the terrible hardships.
The family settled in Linn county,
where the deceased was married to
Jonathan Moore. After the death
of Mr. Moore, the deceased was
married to Stanley Caldwell.
News of the death of Mrs. Myrtle
Johnson at San Francisco, Decem
ber 15 has been received by friends
in this section. Mrs. Johnson was
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Albert
Abbot, was about twenty-tour years
of age and had spent the greater
part ot her lile on Coos Bay, gradu
ating trom the high school at Marsh
She was married to Art
Johnson about iour years ago, who
died two years after their marriage.
She carried f t , 200 life insurance for
the benefit ot her little daughter,
Glenda, who survives her.
Mrs. Margaret J. Martin, a resi
dent of Douglas County for oxer 42
years and probably the oldest native-
born woman of Oregon, died at her
home, in Roseburg, December 13 ,
at the age of 66 years. She wae the
wife of Howard M. Martin, a local
real eatate dealer. Mrs. Martin
whose maiden name was Taylor,
was born in Polk County, Oregon,
in 1846 , the year in which her
parents immigrated to this state.
It is believed by her family that ahe
was the oldest native-born woman,
at least it never came to their atten
tion that any other Oregon lady
claimed such distinction.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin moved to
Douglas County in 1867 . Later
they moved to RoBeburg and re
mained there permanently.
Kris-Kringle and Mrs. J. L
Thompson are synonymous as joy
dispensers, as a visit to her novelty
store will testify.
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COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1911
VOL. 29, NO. 15
Pittsburg, December 14 — The
Western'governors special is prov
ing the greatest advertising teature
ever attempted in the interest of the
west. News of its coming is abroad
in the land and thousands await at
the stopping point not only to re
ceive us with open arms but to bear
of the great resources and possibili
ties of the western states.
The tour of the western govern
ors will result in the bringing about
of a bettei understanding and
closer friendship between the east
and the west. The eyes ol the east
are not only tieing Opened 10 the
possibilities of the west but its peo
ple are t>ej^g jyought to realize that
our interest is' their interest and
whatever is done to develop the
west is bound to rebound to the
benefit ot the east. . They know
that a movement of the "landless
man” of the ejist to the ‘ ‘manless
land” ot the west is one not only
in the ¡merest of business but one
which will make tor good govern
When told of the great vaiiety of
resources of a state like Oregon—
of its 29,000 square miles of virgin
forest, of water power that measures
twice that of New York. Massa
chusetts and Maine combined, ol
its great variety of grains, grasses
and vegetables and fruits, of its
mines and fishing, of its orchards
and hop fiqlds, of its live stock in
dustry and last but not least of its
delightful climate they can hardly
believe the statements true. As a
result of the trip thousands are tie
coming interested and I am sure the
coming year will see a westward
movement such as never was seen
. O swald W e st ,
, . Governor of Oregon.
A greater appje show for Oregon
was discussed at a meeting held last
week at the Commercial Club, in
This movement is start
ed under th? junpices of the club
to see if it is not possible to work
up far greater interest in the annual
exhibits. There is also n suggestion
that the annual apple show of the
state may be combined with a gen
eral exhibjtjon of all agricultural
and horticultural 4 products, and
this show be used,as. the foundation
from which to wxjrk. in furnishing
all the land shows of the country
good live exhibits of Oregon’s agri.
eulturial wealth. The best inform
ed men that can be brought
together are to go over the matter
and see if an easy solution of the
state’s difficulty in procuring land
show exhibits cannot be surmounted
in a practical , way.
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fine furniture makes a most suitable holiday present
because ¡t lasts a long time. Give that new bride or
the bride of many ye years, something for her home.
A new rug, new lace curtains, a new couch or library
table, an easy chair here and a writing desk there.
Run in and look at our holidag offerings. The big store
with the little prices. Where you can pay a little
now and then.
W. C. LAIRD
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Feed, Flour, Hay, Fresh Fruits and
Vegetables, Agents DeLaval Seperators.
Freight and Ticket Agents Steamers
Fifield, Bandon and Alliance. Coal Oil,
Gasoline and Distillate Always on Hand.
Here is your chance to get the Family Blackboard,
Chart and Desk. Regular price $8.50, now $3.50.
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