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10 8. m Sabbath di-noo
11 a. in ProacM..
0:30 p. m. .. C. E. Prayer Meeting
7:30, p. m Preaching
Wednesday 8:00 p. in. Prayer meeting
A cordial invitation is extended th
nublic to attend these services
RF.'f. WINFIELD S. SMITH, Pasnr
Sunday, School, 10:00 a. m.
Vublic Service, 11:00 n. m.
Evening service, 7:30, p. m.
Mid-Week Service, Thursday. 79'
All who do not attend church eis.
wbro are Invited to worship with w
C. MAYNE KNIGHT, Pap'..
Sunday School, 10:00 a. m.
broaching, 2nd. 4th and 5th
days at 11:00 a. m. and 3:30, p. EC
REV. WM. HORSFALL, Vicar
M. E. Church South
Hunday School, 10:00 a. ra
Preaching, 11:00 a. m.
Ep worth League, 0:30 p. m.
Preaching, 7:30 p. m.
Prayer Meeting, Thursday, 7:30
Missionary Society, Friday, 2;"0
W. B. SMITH. Pnsto-
Sunday School, 10:00 A. M.
Preaching Service, 11:00 A. M.
ELDER A. B. RERR
Church of the Brcthcrti
Sunday Services: Sunday Schcv
10:00 a. m; Preaching sorivco ut
a. m. and nt 7:00 p. ni.
Everybody cordially invited.
L. B. OVERHOLSER. Pnstoi
L. I. WHEELER,
First St. East of Hotel fiallicr
THE PROHIBITION WAVE
Friday sounded the death knell of
R.ilnnns in seven states of tho union.
YIIII will uiuaniK ' iiikii uuum i
r m r . -if r
toon of tbo forty-e.ght states of tho
union wjll then bo saloonlesa
During 1910 cix states and tho ter
ritory of Alaska will vote on n pro
position to oust tho saloonc.
.The recital of fuct demonstrates the
success that has been met in the last
today's showing would havo been con
few years by prohibiionlsts in their
ficht against liquor. A decade ago
sidercd tin impossibility.
It lias been predicted that prohibi
tion will create one of tho biggest
fights ami will be one of the largest
issues with which the present congress
will have to contend. Dry ndvocates
are planning n vigorous campaign to
secure favorable action in congress
upon a plan to rid the entire country
Tho trend of public opinion lins
turned against tho saloon and It is not
urcasonablo to assume that a number
of the states which ncxt.year vote on
tho liquor question will decide ngainst
tho saloons Des Moines, Iowa Capi
tol. Tho Portland Oregoninn will issue
a special edition, tho first of the year
and as a forcnumher and announce
ment of the fact has issued tho fol
lowig preliminary statement:
After a long hard period of business
depression, the tido is turning and the
good times, now prevalent in the East
aro rapjdly reaching tho Pacific coast.
Prices in lumber (the lackbone of our
industries) are getting higher. Prac
tically all lines of business are im
proving. Tho banks are filled to over
flowing with money, and depositiors
now that confidence Is beig restored
iit.k mivi.ina in itivnut tlinir mnnm'
January 1 1010, is tho beginning, not
ony of a new year, but of a now era
in our prosperity.
; : Order Your Freight Sent by the Old Reliable
I S. S. ELIZABETH
i Large Two-Berth Outside
I Eight Day Service Between the Coquille River and
ban r riuicisco.
FIRST CLASS.I'ASSKNtttilt FARE, $7.50 $ J
FREIGHT RATES, $8 ON Ul FREIGHT J t
Z 'Reservations: J. E. Norton, Coquille; Porkfnrt',
Myrtle Point Jfi, II.
J, E, WAtHTROM,
30 YEARS AGO
Coo Bay News Tells of Early Work on
Bandon Harbor Project
From the Coob Bay News.
In the old files of the News we no
tice where Capt. Charles F. Powell,
U. S. engineer, visited the government
works at the mouth of the Coquille sn
December, 1882, and to n reporter
who called on him on his return from
tne uoquuie nc niauu int.-
Notwithstanding the severe winter
snnsnn. work has continued without
serious interuption at the mouth of the
river, and the influence of a short and
incomplete jetty has been beneficial in
a mobl marked degree. Formerly the
channel on the south side of tho en
trance was tortuous and run through
a nest of rocks. A wall of stone run
ning out from the main shore, was
built, and iUdeflected the ebb currents
to the opposite side of he entrance,
which is free from rocks. An increas
ed depth of two feet has been secur
ed, and where the south channel was
two years ago, there is now solid
ground above high water mark, wash,
ed in by the action of the sea. The re
sults, though plainly showing the ef
ficiency of the jetty arc not so great
as they certainly will be when tho
work is finished. Cost of the work
so far done is less than eight per cent
of the estimate of the work completed
1110 coquille river ia uuiuun-n u;
finest fir and cedar timber in the
state. There is a considerable trade
with San Francisco, but as the freight
on lumber from tho Coquille is from
$2 to more per thousand feet than
from Coos Bay only 20 miles further
north, profits nre not so large. When
tho entrance shall have been impioved
so that vessels deeper draft may enter
a large and profitable trade must
spring up. Two vessels have recently
been launched on the river, the Nora
Harkins. built at
. . - , , , ,,
owned by Capt. Harkins, and another
at the Myrtlo Grove sawmill. The
former is a small but stout and finely
modeled craft, and will immediately
enter the San Francisco lumber trado.
One or two vessels are on tho stocks
nil tho time, and thoro is nctivo busi
ness lifo in every quarter.
A joint banquet for Eugene and
Coos bay residents, to celcbrato tho
opening of the Willamette racuic
railroad, is planned to ho held nt Eu
gene some time in January, says the
Eugec Guard Olllcials of tho Willamtto
Pacific and the Southern Pacific com
pany will be guests of honor at the
The plan was suggested by Dr. D.
A. Paine at a meeting of tho Eugene
Commercial club. In accordance with
Mr. Paine's suggestion a committee
will be named to consider dates and
It was suggested that this banquet
bo held before tho first train is run
to Marshfield. In this way interest
and enthusiasm could bo arrouscd, and
it is stated that by the time the
first train is actually run to Coos Bay
over tho now line, n delegation of
Eugene merchants will be ready to
make the trip.
It was also suggested that the com
mittee formulate some definite plans
for a celebration to be held on the
opening day of the railroad to the pu
blic. Just the exact nature of this
celebration was not made known, but
one similar to the one held when the
Orego Electric ran its first twiin into
Eugene, will bo planned by the com
mittee. Word received by Mnnairer Otto
Schetter of tho Western Union Tele-
I graph company, last week was to the
' effect that tho new line between Coos
Bay and Eugene would bo ready for
Stato Rooms With Hun
i..:n.c. i,v Mio lHlh of the month,
The new scrvico will be a great im
provement over the old service, as the
wires will be strung nlong the railroad
right-of-way, and not through the
timber as at present, where winter
storms and summer fires are continu
ally putting the line out of commission
Geo. Wilson, formerly of South
Slough, but who has' been ranching on
Elk river in Curry county for the past
few years, was in town yesterday,
having come up the coast for a short
visit with relatives and frier.ds. He
says that during a moonlight night re
cently a panther came to the pasture
surrounding his cabin and badly
scared his pet mara, but didn't attack
it. Gcorga followed the varmit into
Hio brush, but failed to get a shot at
it. He says that the coyotes are getting
numerous in Curry county and arc
causing considerable loss to sheep
Mnyor Copple announced further
appointmoits in the city administra
tion on Friday. G. W. Kaufman was
named city treasurer at a salary of
$150 per year. The street commissi
oner's job, plumbing, builder ar.d elec
trical inspsctior work aro merged in
to one ollicc, to which Carl Albrecht
has been appointed at a salary of $90
per month. Wm. Lawhom, who was
street commissioner for sevcrr.l years
and whose record has been a most cre
ditable one, was oiTcrcd the position
at the reduced salary of ?90 per
month, but informed the mr.yor lie
contemplated improving his rr.nch and
therefore did not accept. Tho changes
made by Mr.yor Copple In this latest
appointment will bo n aavmg to the
cjty of $870 per year, ?000 of which
comes from abolishment of inspection
Tho bie-L'est demand for suit cases
ever heard of in this neck o'woods was
in evidence last week, and all such ar
ticles of tho cheaper type were bought
up. They were used for removing the
remains of John Barleycorn, or rather
what remained of John Barleycorn in
the wholesale liquor houses and sa
loons. There were enough booze taken
out to various points in the county, to
say nothing, of the stocks stowed
away within the city limits, to keep
this section of the state in he wet co
lumn for some time. n n
Bert Hardcnbrook, who was arrest
ed at Marshfield a short time ago
charged with appropriating a check
whirh li.nl boon lrivon to him in n let
ter while in Curry county, ovor a year
ago, to mail at Bandon, admitted his
guilt to District Attorney Liljcqvist
at Coquille on Thursday. The case
comes up at tho present term of cir
cuit court After cashing the check,
Hardcnbrook left tho county and went
north, but returned a few weeks ago
and stopped with a friend nt South
Slough. On coming to Marshfield he
was recognized by Ofllccr Richardson,
and his arrest followed.
County Attorney Johnson addressed
the people of Port Orford Wednesday
evening last, his remarks being con
fined princiiully to an interpretation
of tho Sunday closing and prohibition
laws which he proposes to strictly en
force. Mr. Johnson is a comparative
stranger in tho county, especially in
Northern Curry, but is a pleasant so
cial gentleman, well versed in his of
ficial duties, and who will encigeti
cally and conscientiously perform
them to thc best of his ability, no
doubt Ho evidently has warm friends
nt court," since it is said that he re
ceived this appointment from the
governor regardless of n strong pe
tition from tho people of the county
for the appointment of Hon. J. Hunt
ler to the position. Port Orford Tri
bune. WHALKU STILL ACTIVE
It is 35 years since the whaler Bclve
dere slid down tho ways in Bath,
Mninc, the "home of more JJ'an 0,10
old-timo clipper ship, andhto the
waters of the Atlantic. Since that
date this now historic vessel has sail
ed on annual cruises to the northern
seas in search of the sperm whale.
But now, when it was thought thc
craft had outlived her usefulness com
es tho word from Puget Sound that
she is being overhauled, will have
gasolino engines of 200 horsepower
tnstnlled and, after being converted
from burk to schooner rig, is going
to dcii again this spring.
Tho Belvedere is famous on the Pa
cific const For many years she sail
ed out of San Francisco into the Ice
rt-Rions. She was built specially for
facing tho heavy Ico jams and to thin
ky the craft is rated as a staunch
voddcI and one well able to travel in
kcnrrh nf the elusive whale.
lid Moon urriviul Saturday from a
three month' uy in California. Ho
mud) bui'K ovitrhiHil and iwy Unit li
twit niukIi trip ovor the mountain
J'rWuy nwruiug ut tit o'eluik ml ur
rivttd liorn ftttunluy iiianriNU M tWl
Jin myt thai tliu raad m Mmfy
(Unm uid vmv aluml immmM
wiiti ilw mm uitij uttuJ iJifur--C
tm UmH, .
By EVERETT P. CLARKE
The Pikeville gold Holds were discov
ered aud exploited by Jlui Pike, who
was as big a rascal as ever lived.
There wns not an ounce of gold within
two miles of the place except what
Jim had put there from some other
mine, but It was enough when mixed
with a certain red ore there was on tho
property he bad staked out to sell to
others to convince hungry gold hunters
that he had struck It rich.
When therefore he gave out that ho
had several hundred acres aud couldn't
work more than one acre himself every
body clamored to buy a small slice of
his surplus. It required n lot of per
suading to Induce him to sell, and
every tlmo ho sold a lot he Beomed to
bo heartbroken. "There goes n for
tun" ho would say. "Just because I
haven't tho funds to get It out o' the
Nevertheless Jim wns always per
suaded, and If the would be 'purchaser
hadn't tho ensh to buy with ho would
Just as a favor take anything ho could
get. lie sold one man who wns down
on his luck a lot (lfty.feet by fifty for
n revolver. This transaction wns talk
ed about, and nny man who Imd a
horse, a watch or an old fiddle would
go to Jim PIko nnd buy a bit of ground
But none of these Investors got nny
gold out of their lots. First there was
grumbling; thenherc was cursing, and
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III IHHl llll'IU 3 11 I'll I (Ills lUKWUl'i i"
heads, aud tho opinion was pron.ulgnt-
ed that Pike had swindled tho pur-
chasers. Those who had bought the
best and largest tracts for cash con
suited as to how they could get their
money back; those who hnd bought (
with oats and doss were . not 8h
wrought up. but among the whole there
grew up n disposition to prevent PIko
from trottlm a war from the n .'ICO with
PIko had a deep Insight Into human
nature. It was his opinion that thoso I
who have been swindled once might Do
swindled again. Moreover, he believed
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lllill II 13 I'lliMUl Hi minium u nnuiiiu-
ntty than an Individual.
plan." he said.
'on which promoters,";""' '
work. If Tom Is satisfied that a cer
tain scheme Is a good ono Dick Is ready
lo follow Tom, and the two together
bring in Harry. Tom, Dick and Harry
bring In the multitude."
So Mr. Pike concluded that, having
by one swindle made n nucleus ror in oincial col.rcs,,omionce and publica-
S'e1 onetS ,ehU The o5 . "f " " fn"8
of his second scheme wns not to take '' students.
nny more money out of the citizens of . More than 7,000 teachers aro spel
Plkevtllc. for ho had got about all theto ling reformers over 100,000 students.
vns. What he desired was to get invar I One hundred and seventy-two news-
with his plunder. papers nnd periodicals have adopted
He gave out that 111 the kindness of ut ,east jM parti tlle sjmj,ier spellings
his heart he had taken many odds and rooonimoulotl liy 8impiified Spelling
ends for -his property for which ho ' .
had no use. He hnd decided to lump i l'oa,ry , . . ,
them and rallle them. He thought All of us, in our private or in our
there were SkOOO worth of them, but I official capacity, as opportunity is of
he would call It f.'iOO. j fered can do our part. Wo can carry
Those who had Invested money In into etrect, at any rate the suggestions
Pikeville lots scorned to Invest In ' f the simlified Si olling board. (Write
Pike's lottery. ' Thoso who had lost I to this board, No. 1 Madison avenue,
nothing of moment, thinking that these , y k t a,)(, t thdr pnmph
nelghbors had bought with more val-
uable articles than hlm.solf and that . 1 . ; , , . ,
inc collection woum no n uno iiiiiik io
have, took shares. In this way 300
shares were sold to the most gullible
of the population. Pike not only took you arc an editor, or in your intuitu
tho remaining IMO shares himself, but tion if you have control, adopt the
pledged himself If he won to put tho ' Bortor nn,j moro logical of alternative
names of those holdlui; shares In a hat , ,,. ,., ,, i. ,,.i,,.(.,.r
and let a little child, blindfolded, draw j Pe"'R: . 'l whatever
v. .i. i ... dictionaries you consult.
11 I11I111U. XI kill; 1't-ir.i'U IIWU iliiuiu
wiiH drawn h would turn over tho nr-
tides rallied for.
This seemed so fair, so gonerou.
that It caused quite a revulsion In
Pike's favor. Thoso who hnd sneered
at him did not do so nny more for
fear of exciting hostility against them
selves. Indeed, there were several
tlirhts between scoffers nnd sharehold
ers In the lottery.
While the shares were being sub
scribed for the nrtlcles to be rallied
were exhibited. In Pike's ynrd wero
two horses, both blind, n cow, three
dogs and a goat In his living room
were fishing rods, musical Instruments,
several articles of furniture, some rugs j
much worn and small articles of
every description down to a Jewsharp.
When the collection had leen ex
hibited long enough to give every ono
a sight, though too short to enable any
one to Judge of Its worthlessness. It
was announced that the drawing would
take place the next evening at "o'clock.
A little girl six years old was blind
folded, a plug hat with n00 names In
It 200 being Pike's-was placed be
fore her. she put In her hand nnd druw
out tho name of James PIko.
Mr. Pike stopped forth and wild that
he had understood there wns noino
error In the names In the hat, that
they would Ih carefully examined nnd
the final drawing would take place nt
JO o'clock the next morning. Tberu
was a cheer at thin, and the generoiw
Mr. Pike Itowiil and smiled affably,
The cltlri'im of Pikeville iinine lh
next morning much excllixl. They had
fed on excitement for month, and the
fi'iiNt hnd now rcacliiil n climax Al
there wan a Kiidden fall. The articled
to be rallied for were rill tit hmnl. but
(he milter had i!i'riinl.
The tduk'Ulnr wrt nf lhl tr I- Hml.
ulille llm MtanbnWer 'mvh
ilriiwn Ittt fr til.' rflw.ni ' lb
0ml Imd mm wl l' t - i"r"
HMUld it IV HMXr H " Tin, Ulf
Mwk imlimd In rl tmi m
mm iiwr tMmm brvkvo
NO REASON FOR IT
You Are Shown a Way Out
There can be no reason why any
teadcr of this who suffers the torturo
nf mi ni-liinir hnrW. thp nnnnvnneo of
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urinary disorders, the pains and dan-
gers of kidney ills will fail to heed the (
word of a resident of this locality who
has found relief. The following is
Mrs. Ella Bisbey, 139 Grant Ave,
Cottage Grove, Oregon, says: "I was
.......! !.,. tin... .l. irrrxriil.il-
UllllUJlll lUII imifc .'J mv(,uu "
tion of my kidneys, together with pain
and weakness in my back. I had spells
of dizziness, no appetite nnd wns
greatly run down in health. After tak
ing four boxes of Doan's Kidney Pills
I was without a symptom of kidney
trouble." (Statement given Sept. 10,,
OVER FOUR YEARS LATER Mrs.'
Bisbey said: "I still think highly of
Doan's Kidney Pills. They have also '
given great relief to another member,
of my fnmily."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't pin.
oiy ask for n kidney remedy get
bean's Kidney Pills tho same that
Mrs. Kebelbeck had. Foster-Milburn
Mrs. Bisbey had. Foster Milburn
! jrops., Buffalo, N. Y. adv.
By Dr. Frank Crane
Toward tho simplifying of English
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spelling we ought all to help along.
j It will doubtless bo many long year
before our language will be purged of
I its irrational, absurd, and confusing
r ' orthography, but if the proposal to a-
,jopt a strictly phonetic system be
,. ,i covoro nnd of-
, " , , tU of thc. i3ng -
. . ,
"s" r',,l '" "' s
any movement to ameliorate condt-,
tions a little. And if all intelligent
persons set their faces toward simpii -
cjiv a KL.ncral tendc.icy to logical spel -
1 1 wijj jn t;mu develop.
I TVlr nnnonvii t U'lllMl lircWlllOIU. (lUl
. . , ... 0i,i- nf .v.r..
lain worus uscu in uiu huvi.-iiiiiii.iii.
Already 1 10 institutions of learning
including universities, colleges and
normal schools, havo adopted morn
ess of t)uj s;mnlifiC(l forms for use
I 1. In your wrilin. if you aro nil of -
Horn nrn a lew milts
ficial personage in your publication if
This will mean, lor example,
use of center, not centre; gram not
gramme; license, not licence; maneu
ver, not manoeuvie, medieval, not
medinvval; quntet, not quartette;
traveler, not travel'er; anil thc like.
2. Adopt ho twe'vj .spellings ap
proved by tho National 1 du.ation as
sociation, which nr:
Program, catalog, decalog, prolog,
demagog, pedaco'4, tho, altho, thoro,
thorofare, thru, thruout.
Also use color, lal or, savior, and so
on, insted of colour, labour, and sa-
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Not more than one book can be
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3. W hen ji
j Webster s, the
our dictionary, wneincr
Standard, or the Cen
tury, indicates a spelling commended
by the American Philological, associa
tion, the British Philological society,
or tho simplilied spelling board, use
' such spoling.Thew forms while not
, f n(.ccpte(1 nl. mivanco to
ward a reasonable system nnd should
j They include words like abandond,
.uropi, curv, imtirin, cnuu, mum, nvu..
fotograf, shal, tung, wil, etc.
It took many years for our langu
nio to heronn clllti'ied ui with the
' i,lf. v,ra nf lMit!mwn sounds and tho
return to simplicity will no corres
.pondingly long. And it will be hard
to eliminate by conscious, intelligent
effort what we havo accumulated by
ceturies of indolence and ignorance.
But the nrmy of reformers is steadily
Thc simplified spelling board is sup
plying wise and undiscournged leader
ship. Let us all fall in.
That was some cup tho Uccord put
up for the Marshfield and Coquillo
Gun clubs to shoot for. You bet it
was; that is if you have a vivid imagi
nation and can see something that
doesn't exist. Coquille Herald.
New Year's eve the big telophono
pole across the river from thi city
fell into the river. Tho steamer Dor i
ran into the tangle of wires nnd wai
hung up for an hour or so getting
them out of her propeller. Coquille
George Iiingor was down from
Powers. He says that lumber has
taken another jump and that it is
now higher than it has been in nine
years. A new bookkeeper lias arrived
from San Francisco to keep bonks for
the camp, and they nre preparing to
start things full blast with a full
handed crew. Coquille Herald.
Elkins, W. Va. Wild hogs rushed
down the mountains nnd into the lioma
of Sanford Phillips in the foothills,
where they attacked Philips' two-year
old so. The child, frightened, rushed
to the corner where n mirrir hung.
When the hogs saw their reflections in
the mirror, they became panic stricken
and rushed back to the hills leaving
the child uninjured.