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Gold and Silver
Increase Last Year
Tli annual preliminary estimates
on the production of gold nnd silver
in tho United States, mado jointly ly
the United States Geological Survey
and the bureau of the mint arc
yet complete, but early figures based
mi reports from the mineii indicate an
increase in mine production over that
of 1911 of over $7,000,000 in gold prill
cipally from Colorado, California,
Alaska, Montana and Idaho, and au
mcrese in mine production of silver of
fully 4,000,000 ouces, chiefly from
Montana, Utah, and Arizona. This
increase in gold production may bring
1015 up to the record year of 11)09,
when the gold output of this country
was nearly $100,000,000.
quicksilver also has had its best
year In 1015. The qunntity increased ,
t!5 per cent over 1911, but the Value of
the output more than doubled owinf to ;
the much higher prices. Tho cstinial- j
eu production was 20,081, llasks or On January 10 will be held the re
r(5 pounds each, valued, at the uvcr-)ca election of A. J. Stephan, inem
iige price for tho year the highest in i,0,. 0f tho Kentuck board of school
tho last 10 years at ?1,708,225. In directors. The notices of the election
aluc, this domestic production was were puL out following the refusal of
the highest since 1881 nnd in .manti-Mr. Stephan to resign after a petition
ty the largest since 1912, (asking for his recall had been digued
Perhaps tho most notable item in i,y sonvc ,ombers o the district and
tho year's record is the stimulation of presented to him.
metal mining in tho Western States. This brings to a head the school
Almost without exception the increns- j trouble that has been rife on Kentuck
e, in producion were largo ami in iniot for some weeks back. Mr.
l .veral States 191C was the best year ! stephan has many friends who take
on record. In Arizona, whicn leads 1 the attitude that he has done nothing
m culler, me output oi mat, racial .
exceeded tho previous record pnluiv
1 on of 1913. California continue to
1 id in gold and hnd the largest yield
j.i years, nnu wun one exception
in half a century. In Montana and Ari-;
i'ona record outputs of silver are re-;
1 orted and Alaska tho increased pro- ,
duction of gold and especially copper,
l wide 191J a much moro prosperous
jear than even 1900 when Fairbanks
i.ml Nomo were yielding their greatest
Returns of gold from bonanza placers.
Not to bo outdone by the donkey
cngino tho tall pile driver tipped over
'ednesday on tho edge of tho fill itt
tho enst end of First street, causing
quite a lot of excitement and hanging
up tho work for some time Coquille
Hillsdale, Mich. At a social in tho
Adams schoolhouso in Cambria town,
chip, tho women stuck their toe3
through holes in a sheet, and men
bought them for tho evening. Tho
sale netted the school $7.80.
Berwick, Eng. Lightening struck
the wedding ring on the finger of Mrs.
Mason of Cnstlegate, taking a pieco
out the ring but leaving tho finger un
injured. The Bandon
HA BY, DYING AT SEA
SAVED HY WIRELESS
Ship's Surgeons Sends Out Radio for
Prescription nnd Rets Prompt Reply
Washington, N. C. An unusual
wireless mcssago was picked up by
the Cape Hatleras Station today and
received such prompt attention that a
baby in all probability was saved from
The message stated that a baby on
board a vessel several hundred miles
away was critically ill and that the
shin's nhvsician hnd exhausted his
skill without avail and appealed on
behalf of the mother to any physician
who might get the rndio to prescribe
for the infant '
When the symptons given the opera
tor at Cape Hattcras sent the message
to Dr. Sutton, two miles away. Doc
tor gave him a prescription and it was
flashed through the air. A few hours
later the operator received another
wireless" saying the prescription had
Jecn rillccl and that tho child had
SM0Wn j,,imodintc improvement, and
waa considered out of danger,
Wronir and therefore thoro is no roo-
son why ho should resign.
On the other hand opponents of Mr.
, Stephan contend that he has allowed
t(l0 teacher, Mrs. Flora Foreman, to
i,reak her Contrnct and then voted
further sums wife which to pay tho
Mr. stephan mado no remarks on
bciiiK landed the petition 'asking for
his ,.ccall( otilCr than that ho would
not resjBn. The matter has caused
consuiCrablc stir and excitement on
-Coos Bay Timees.
Sheboygan, Wis. Gertrude Grass'
particular claim to beauty were her
long, golden tresses. In a dream re
cently, she aroso from her bed, ob
tained a pair of scissors and clipped
her head as bald as an egg.
Danville, III. A mad dog rushed
into tho home of Louis Smith, over
turned some of tho furniture and
knocked tho telephone from tho table
The receiver fell from the hook, and
when the operator heard tho dog's
howling she called the police who came
and killed the beast.
Southern yellow pine as specified
Similar substitutions nre planned in
other federal buildings in Oregon.
Unscrapuleu knraice Agents Wbe Ac
cept Large Vahutieas Blued for Fires
What about the fire insurance rates
which tho underwriters have deter
mined to increase?
This question demanded the atten
tion of a large number of those Port
land people who pay the insurance
bills of the town at the members'
luncheon at the chamber of Com
File Marshal Jay Stevens laid re
sponsibility for the excessive losses
at the doors of the insurance com
"Ovcrinsuranco," he declared,
the cause of a good many of our fires
It is the cause of practically all our
"There is nothing to prevent me, if
I own a $1000 stock, to go out and get
$5000 insurance on it. I don't mean
understand, that any agent will
pive it to me, but if I can't get it from
one I can get it from another.
"A risk like that is an invitation to
arson, and it has been done right here
in Portland. What the underwriters
need is a little closer inspection of
their risks. Let them know whether
the risk justifies the amount of insur
ance they place on it before they issue
E. L. Thompson, chairman of the
Members' Council conducted yester
day's meeting. He first introduced
Mr. McCune who explained the new
"Fire losses in Oregon, and parti
cularly in Portland have steadily in
creiised for the Inst four years," said
Mr. McCune, "so that for the last
two years the business of fire insur
ance in this state has been carried on
at a distinct loss. The people who
were carrying insurance in Portland
were getting it at less than cost. This
condition could not continue indefinite
ly. So the rates had to be raised."
HAYSEED AT THE HELM
If this issuo is found to be defective
somewhat lacking in its usual interest
please attribute the shorcoming to the
fact that ye editor has been absent and
that the publication of the paper was
left to the tender mercies of a super
annuated hayseed from the country,
whoso mind has been more fully en
glossed in the culturo of turnips and
pumpkins and in spcculaing as to the
probablo yield of next season's crop
of beans, rather than acting as en
gineer of a print shop. Port Orford
"Bertie," said a hospital hostess at
a Sunday school treat, "won't you eat
some moro cookies?"
"I can't; I'm full!" sighed Bertie.
"Well, put some in your pockets."
"I dan't. They're full, too," was the
"I say old boy, lend me an X,"
"Would if I could, dear chap, but
there's an algebraic difficulty in the
"What is it?"
"An X with me is on unknown
"D you make much money marrying
eloping couples, squire?" tho tobacco
drummer asked old Hudson Hicks,
justico of tho peace at Rainbow Bend,
in New Jersey.
Yes, I get $2 for marrying each
couple, and they come in such darn
ed haste that I alius fine'em $10 more
fer spcediiv. Judge.
Consumption is most common be
tween the ages of twenty-five and
King Peter hns fled from Serbia.
Tho burning question over there is not
"Can ho come back?" but, "Will he
find anything to come back to."
TAXES TOO HIGH
L. P, Branstetter, of Eureka, who
is here representing the Russ estate
that has soino 2000 ucres of land on
Beaver Slough says that the taxes
are cm high the company is hnving
trouble in developing the land. Ho
u.id yesterday thnt about $900 was
realized off the land this year and a
bout $3,000 was paid in taxes. Mr.
Brnnctetter waid that he tol.l the
county assessor ho would bo willing
to dell tho land for wlwt it is assessed
und Juat enough over to puy for whut
the company bun put into it. The
m-heniu wn to (train the lund and
open It up to neUler in muall ucrvugu
tract Coon Hay Time, J
loiliit newt hum Ueriimnv
limine tlmt Dm KuUvr J rlnuly
ill wllii 4-lltfnlriituimilunK. UV nrul
mil fumilkr Willi ;m dlem.v bu( ( f
A Trap and a
By EUNICE BLAKE
"1 understand, Hilly, tlmt your eu
gngeuieut with Ida Tnisk Is broken?"
There was n brief silence between
the two men, wheu Itllly Staples said:
"Ida sent me off."
This was all the Information any one
ever got out of Mr. Staples. There Is
a story connected with his dismissal
tbut puts tho matter In a different
Miss Trask was one of a bouse party
given In the autumn, and of course
Billy was invited too. Kdlth Storms.
one of tho girls of the party, was sit
ting on the porch with Billy and Bald
"I'm tired of riding, nnd I wish we
did more walking. Noticing delights
me so much ns to start out on a brisk
walk lu cool autumn weather, when
tho leaves are turning. I love to kick
up the leaves drying on the ground."
"1 will be most happy to be your
companion for a walk," said Itllly gal
lantly. "Ida might not like It."
"I seo no reason why Bho should ob
ject." "Nevertheless It would be Just as
well If Bho did not seo us go nwny to
gether. She's In tho library playing
"I'm perfectly willing she should
They started off nnd were soon lu the
woods, kicking up the fallen leaves
Miss Storms coming to n secluded spot
did not seem ns desirous of wnlklng ns
she hnd claimed. A branch of a tree
growing very near the ground nnd
parallel to It formed a convenient sent.
Miss Storms sat down, leaving room
for her coiupaulou to Kit beside her. Ho
did so, nnd the two chatted for awhile
on the scenic beauty of the spot and
the stillness, the lady remarking thnt It
wns Just the place for a proposal,
whereupon the gentleman said that he
would be happy to accommodate her
If he were not already engaged.
Miss Slorms leaned forward, expos
lug a shapely waist. Itllly resisted a
temptation to drop an arm upon It. but
when she turned her face toward him
with her lips very near bis he gave It
up. He kissed her.
The temptress roso nnd walked
awuy, Billy following her. lie couldn't
tell whether she was offended or hurt
or conscience stricken. Their wnlk
bnck to the house was In silence, and
when they reached It the girl went
Immediately to her room.
That evening Miss Trnsk Intimated
that she would -like n private conversa
tion with her (lance. They went Into
one of the little parlors on the main
floor, nnd when seated the lady said:
"I saw you go to walk this afternoon
with Edith Storms. Do you think It
Just the thing to take walks lu the
woods with one girl when you are en
gaged to another?"
"I seo no harm In It"
"There Is no harm provided nothing
occurs thnt is harmful."
Billy made no reply to this.
"If you assure mo that nothing harm.
ful occurred I have nothing further to
Billy pondered as to his answer, then
said. "Ask Edith." Then, rising, he
left the room.
She met her tlnnce In the hall the
uext morning, nnd handing him n note
she passed on. The note was simply
breaking of their engagement.
Edith Storms, on seeing Hilly shortly
after his dismissal, Indicated that she
would like to speak to lilm alone. Bil
ly gave her an opportunity, but main
tained n reserve.
"Why did you send Ida to me about
whut happened yesterday?" she asked.
Because It Is the woman's privilege
to answer all such questions."
"Could you not hnve saved your
"A He? No."
"You compelled me to accuse you of
taking a kiss without my consent."
1 don't see how you could have oth
erwise defended yourself."
'But this reflected on you."
'I shall have to boar the Imputa
"Has Ida broken with you?"
Miss Storms did not seem quite sat
isfied nnd showed her dissatisfaction.
She toyed with a bangle on her arm.
then with a string of beads around her
What makes me feel unpleasant,"
she Hald presently, "Is that l don't
wish you to think that I wish to take
you away from Ida. Indeed, I urn pre
occupied In Unit"
'Don't give yourself any concern that
I should think you nre In love
There wns something cutting In this
Hint railed a slight (tush to her cheek.
All the blame of this affair." she
mild, "falls mi me. I'm not going In
Is'iir It. I'll Icll ytiii Hie whole Mory
If you will agree to drop the iiiniier'
Tell It. I have no reason to follow
"It hcciiih very wrong of inc. bin I
tin 1 1 feel belter nfler having innde nil
Dipliiimtloii bin lm recently mil n.
iiinii wllli whom mio Iihn fMllen deeper
Iclv In lore HI"' wauled fcwwni ID
bri nk with iii !"
"Nr mind I he tVhui w)
'!) m will iit-r p m Hi"
Don't Give Yourself
Mail Order Patron
A New Wrinkle in the. Mail Order line
Developed at Portland
Charles Myer representing a largo
New York haberdashery, who opened
an agency in this city yesterday, wan
summoned before Commissioner Bige-
low of the department of finance by
License Inspector Hutchinson after
noon and informed that he would
either have to pay a traveling mer
chants License fee or discontinue busi
ness on the basis on which he was
J. C. English, chnirman, and W. E
Conklin, secretary of tho retail mer
chants bureau of tho Chamber of Com
nierce attended the conference in the
inteiest of merchants of this city. It
was explained that the salesman had
a large stock of exclusive men's wear
ing apparel, that his customers select
ed the articles they desired from his
stock that these articles were then
skipped back to New York and then re
turned to this city, C. O. U. In this
manner he said he was conducting an
nterstate commerce business und was
within the law.
City Attorney LaKoche informed
him that if he only took orders from
samples and had them filled from the
New York house, ho would be within
the law, but as he sold the articles on
display to the purchaser and merely
delivered them in a roundabout way,
he was visiting the city ordinance,
and would either have to pay tho city
license fco or change the plan of his
operations. This he agreed to do.
Incidentally, he gave the city ofli
cials and representatives of the retail
merchants some interesting informn
tiou. He snid that many of Portlands
most wealth men were his best cust
omers, instead of purchasing their
goods in the local stores.
"One of your own merchants buys
goods from me himself," he said. "1
can show you orders from him."
"You just wait until I see that man"
replied J. C. English. "He is one of
the biggest kickers we have against
Myers told the gathering that the
cheapest shirts he had ever were $5
each, and that they ranged to $15. He
had ties from $2.50 up, handkerchiefs
for $60 a dozen, sik socks for $!J up.
and other apparel for like prices.
"We get orders for these articles,
too," he concluded.
"Yes you get the orders for these
goods from the men who collect the
rents from the little merchants down
town," replied Commissioner Bigelow
"Iustcad of these wealthy men who
exact the big rents patronizing the
local shops and stores, they have to get
their clothes from Now York." Port
Frank Hawkins is the only one who
continues to make trips between this
place and Bandon with his auto. He
has a fine machine, is ti careful ard
painstaking driver and notwithstand
ing the bad conditions of the Coos
end of the road, he gets there evory
time. Port Orford Tribune.
The coast country hns certainly been
experiencing the taste of an arctic
winter during the past two months.
It is predicted that there will be an
unusually heavy loss of cattle on the
ilanges unless the weather clerk soon
decides to make a change in the pro
gram. Port Orford Tribune.
Miss Hint I Manwmring one of our
expert cheese maker, in taking ti
course in chcoKcmaking at the O A (
in order to more thoroughly pufnt
Imrnelf in (hat line. I'oi t Orford Tn
DiedAt Deiiiwik (!uiry rnuidy.
Oregon mi pot-umber Itflh, ll'lb, Mr.
('ulliurimi MijMuIImi uh) uhout Mi
ytwr. Tb fMNuml lk iluu ul the
ikM llhiMw I'vllmU wtHvlury jm
Cause To Regret It
because you reglected placing
your valuables in a safety de
posit vault. Many have re
gretetl their tardiness inacting
fires and burglars liave cost
them dear. Anything valu
able is worth taking care of.
Our vaults are fire and burglar
proof. We invite your inspection.
her lo3s. Port Orford Tribune.
A movement is on foot for the es
tablishment of a creamery at or near
Port Orford. Port Orford Tribune.
OAM E LAW VIOLATIONS
Ist Thursday Deputy State Game
Warden John Adams, tirrcstcd C. II.
Waldsworth for having deer meat in
his possession, N. Wnlsworth for hav
ing mutilated hides in his possession,
and M. Mouscr for tramline- without
The trio wns brought in lite that
evening and Friday they were given
n hearing before Justice of the Peace
Stafford. C. II. Wnlsworth entered
a plea of guilty and was fined to S2C.
which he paid. N. Walsworth enter
ed a plea of guilty and was fined ?50
and. the fine remitted. M. Mouser
plead not guilty nnd the hearing set
for Monday. Technicalities in tho
papers caused tho second postpoue
nent until todny. Gold Beach Globe.
The night of December 28th, was
the coldest night recorded in Gold
Beach for years. At daylight tho
thermometer registered 2.1 above zero
The cold spell was ushered in by a
heavy gale from the north very un
usual in this place. Since the freeze
the wind 'has been in the southwest
and the nearby hills have been white
villi snow. Gold Bench Globe.
The many readers of the Globe will
be pleased to hear that the large lum
bering plant nt Brookings will soon
start up. It is reported that tho
Brookings Commpany and the Owens
people have united nnd the new com
pany formed will bo known ns the Dal
Norte Company. It is also stated in
this connection that Hobbs, Wall &
Co. has taken two hundred thousand
dollnrs in the new company, and a rail
road is planned from Smith River, Cnl
by way of the south fork of the Win
chuck river nnd down Jacks Creek to
the railroad bridge across the Chctco
at the mouth of Jacks Creek find on
to Brookings over the present rail
road. By building the railroad on
this route, it will tap a large amount
of cedar fir and redwood timber on tho
Wiuchuck nnd Smith rivers, all of
which will be brought to Brookings
to bo milled. The report nlso says
that within thirty days a few men
will be put to work, nnd by the first
of July six hundred men will be em
ployed. This report lias not been con
firmed to the Globe by anyone con
nected with the company by it comes
so straight from one who is closely
ollied to the company thnt the Globo
believes that it is straight goods and
substantially correct as above outlin
edGold Beach Globe.
Newville, Pa. Mary Murphy, tear
ing a mattress npart to throw away,
found her mother's will which has
been lo3t and $10,000 in securities
hidden in the cotton. The will has
been admitted to probate. It leaves
the entire estnto to the finder of tho
securities nnd will.
Indiana, Pa. Someone put a hen
in the back of J. II. Stewart's buggy
and closed the flap. Twenty-two days
later Stewart opened the flap and
the hen reduced to a skeleton but still
living. It will recover.
The Ladies' Aid of tho M. K. church
will meet every Wednesday afternoon
in the parlor of the church until oth
erwise notified. Work rolirited. All
are invited If
which In prpr4
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