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About The Coquille Valley sentinel and the Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1917-1921 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 16, 1917)
meals, a n t h « n u r f c il
Ont at th* 21 aséala » « n 1
t | * to r each fam ily was •
17 meatless and 12 «n a ta l«
o f all the fam ilias raportii
•ra ge o f maaia w ith maat
fou r fo r tin antira « oak.
(• c ia lly rem ar kabla rep ort
the re lie f o f her fam ily.
W elter D. Crook was appointed
tain o f the county’s caterpillar eny
Hans Hansen was given sa al
anee o f 1 « days fa r good conduct
the finishing touches to th eir booths
a t the hall and, encircling the entire
room, they present a very attractive
featu re, hastily as they have been im-
The city schools have a rea lly won
derful exhibit in the southeast corner
section, the H igh School and all the
grades from the flret up being vary
The w ater
colors by the m ere advanced pupils
evince much artistic talen t; aad that
turkey, by a first grade youngster,
being led up to a Mock, looks abwost
good enough to eat.
The center o f the room la given to
the exhibition platform 40 fe e t long
and sixteen fe e t wide. On this are I f
one hundred-ear entrieo o f corn ar
ranged each in a spa rs to circle nearly
three fe e t in diam eter and those ere
flanked by fo rty m e n 10-ear entriee
o f rad, w hite and yellow specimens in
ra y shaped arrangem ent.
b it contains 8,000 aura o f Corn eoun-
The Sentinel has no* beau able to
to ho r epr maatod in tp e “ P atriotic
Parade“ here a t 10:20 tom orrow morn
ing, but the Red Cram organisation,
Woman’s R e lie f Corps, the G. A . R.
aad the G irls’ Honor Guard w ill have
th at every other society that earn pos
sibly do to w ill be glad to m anifest
its steadfast aad deep restad Am er
iesnism by takin g p a rt W e believe
it w ffl be the b iggest parade Coquille
The petition o f F red _A . Baker add
otiiers fo r a bridge at Brewster valley
waa granted, the county to appropri
ate $800 to match the 100 days’ taker
and $10 in cash donated by the people
BOUGHT THE PI-
J. J. Burnt, .the bridge tender at
South Slough, who was discharged tw o
months ago, still continues to p u s sat
his b ill fo r that Job.
W . H. Wann has bean employed to
L ast Monday tbs cass o f E* B tr ftr *
on, tba Coaledo storekeeper, against
Gao. Oaddaa and w ife o f tin same
place waa triad in Jnstuea Stanley’s
court hare. The amount sued fo r was
2*4.67 and tin Jury a fte r being out
until. 10:20 a t night g a r « a verdict
o f |2J6 fo r the plain tiff, which also
carried costs am ounting to about $46.
C. H Barrow, o f this city represented
the p la in tiff and L. A . L fljeq vist, o f
M arshfield, the defendants.
F o r tin amount sued fo r this was
an exceedingly Involved ease, and al
so one o f long standing. Tw o and
a h a lf years ago Bargeron brought an
action against Geddes in the Circuit
court hero fo r 1121.40 and attached
property o f the defendants in aid o f
suit. This ease never came to trial,
being compromised on an agreem ent
that the defendants would pay in in
TTieeo payments w ere made until
only $14.20 'rem ained o f the account
and there stopped. That was the first
item Bergeron sued fo r, the second
was one o f $6.46 which Mrs. Geddes
had computed as a balance agreed to
he due Bargeron on book account and
had so noted in his books in her own
handwriting. The third item was fo r
a le t o f potatoes Bargeron had Sold
the Geddea, some Hems o f store ac
count and a bill fo r plow ing he had
done fo r them, a ll totallin g $48.22.
The defendants testified to having
■nods payments o f cash, once o f $10 on
account when the bookkeeper- was not
in so that they did not get a receipt,
and again $26 fo r ’th c potatoes charg
ed against thgas— this dim e not s t the
Store bat a t th eir house w h en B arger-
an had talm a supper w ith them-
Than they claimed loaning B arger
on harases to the value o f $8.50 which
hed not been returned and asked fo r
$26 as punitive damages because he
•o poorly that another man had to be
employed to do it over. Bargeron had
charged $14 and the next man did it
fd r $7.
The m atter e f a pasturage b ill fo r
B ergeron's stock and o f pasturage fo r
tw o horses end a cow also enterad into
the accounts. So there was a dispute
as to whether It was fou r or five aecha
o f potatoes Bergeron had sold the de
fendants. A s against the $6.46 ad
m itted to be due Bergeron it was.
claim ed that be had borrowed from
then that, which he had never return
Holiday for One Hour.
By virtue o f the authority vested in
me ea M ayor o f the C ity o f Goquille,
and in compliance w ith the expreseed
d ty , I hereby set apide the hobr from
10:80 a. m. until 11:30 a. m. on Sat
urday, Novem ber 17, 1917, as a legal
holiday in said city on the occasion o f
the P atriotic Parade to take place at
that tim e. E very citizen is requested
to lay aside a ll other business during
this patriotic parade and devote the
hour to the honor and glo ry o f our
,E. E. Johnson, M ayor.
Lest we fo rg e t le t us m em tioa at
the start that th4 entertainm ent at
Masonic H all last Saturday evening
was not only as great a musical treat
as had been promised, but th at every
•eat was filled by an appreciative and
enthusiastic audience, and the net
amount turned into the Red Cross
treasury waa sixty dollars.
Miss A rloin e Andrews charmed ev
ery e n e w ith her singing and gave aa
such s taste o f operatic a irs as wa
have long gone hungry fo r. H er ex
quisite contralto voice poured ferth
waves o f m elody that thrilled her
hearers from start to finish, end the
pathos o f M r songs touched every
M lm Bonnie Francos Smith, o f
whose abilities aa a D elsarte actress
and Greek poseur w e havo boon hear
ing, more than justified the praise
that has been • warded her.
H er dancing and her characterisa
tio n o f the th irty principal human emo
tions w ere the perfection o f grace and
beauty and every one present wonder
ed how this Riverton g irl in the b rief
tim e she has devoted to praatioo could
have acquired such inim itable grace
and each p erfect commai.d o f every
movement and exprescion. She cer
tainly has a wonderful future before
her, when she can already sway her
a editors like ripe grain b efore the
W hile governm ent bonds bearing
only fou r per cent interest have been
sellin g by the hundreds o f thousands
in this county, it is no wonder that
coullty warrants bearing six are be
ginning to be looked on as a g ilt edged
investm ent and to be bidden fo r eager
ly. A s it m ay be tw o or three years
before the Southern Oregon case gets
through the courts, it is clear that the
warrants issued now w ill run fo r some
tim e, and their desirability as an in
vestm ent is unquestionable.
A t the same tim e the taxpayers
should remember that It is not the
county, which in the last analysts is
the goat in the payment Of this six
percent interest, but that the taxes the
land g r * » ( company owes are paying
the county double that amount, so that
the county not only la receiving m ore
interest than it is paying but piling
up a surplus o f tana o f thousands on
Say They Were Buncoed. 1
A n interesting case was begun in
the Circuit court here last Saturday
between M yrtle Point parties. The
p lain tiffs are an old couple, Orion"
Johnson and Amanda M. Johnson and
their grand-daughter, May- R. John
son. The la tter being a m iner about
16 years o f age, fo r the purposes e f
this suiTJustico J. J. Stanley, o f this
city, has fieejt appointed her guardian.
The defendants are H. B. Steward,
and w ife, F. A . Pierson aad w ife and
Joseph W illiam s and w ife.
This case arises out o f a rea l es
tate transaction in which it is claim ed
that tile principal plaintiffs w ere, on
account o f their advanced age and
fa llin g powers, easily influenced to
make a bad bargain, though s till o f
•oqnd aad disposing Mind and leg a lly
com petent to do business.
They owned some sm all tracts in
or close to M yrtle Point said to be
w orth $1,860 but incumbered fo r $860.
Death of Unde Jerry Haines.
Bhip Trainload of Cattle.
I s o J. Cary, John Yoakam , and L.
P. Branstetter shipped a train loud e f
stock tp Portland Sunday. There were
five ears o f cattle, averagin g about
SO hand to the car and tw o cars o f
sheep, averagin g about 226 head. A n
other car waa picked up at N o r ti
Bend and by the tim e they le ft Eu
Train Dispatcher Q. C. Biddle gave
them righ t o f w ay over everyth in g and
they made the run to E u gpie In five
b oon and ton ssinutos, the Coos Baj
Lim ited having to sidetrack fo r them.
The loading was done a t the S. P
stock corral n ew Cedar Point. Mr.
C ary returned Wednesday m orning.
subject to revision a t tim »ra t ion o f
the court the last o f December to con
sider a ll the appropriations:
$6,000 fo r the im provem ent o f the
$12,000 fo r the G lasgow to North
Bend fe rry .
Lota o f things prepared fo r this is
$8,000 fa r the South In let bridge.
$16,000 fo r macadam ising an tim sue most go ovdr until next weak, in
ird e r not to have the whole paper g e
ever until tom orrow.
Am ong them
is som ething about the splendid X Ray
machine Dr. Richmond has ju st added
t- his office equipment—absolutely the
best thing in this line that ran bo pra-
Uncle Jerry Haines, o f M yrtle
P o in t passed away last night at the
age o f 89 y e a n , at the home o f his
daughter, M rs. James A rrington, as a
result o f old age. He waa bora in
Ohio and waa one o f the pioneer set
tlers o f Coos county coming hero about
1868. D uring his active business life
he has bepn e dairym en, hotel keeper,
logger and saw m ill proprietor. E v
erything he touched in a business way
proved a success. He is w idely known
•specially among the old tim er*. He
was one o f those old-fashioned people
who believed that the truth is worth
i hundnd cents on the dollar every
day in the year. In politics he was
alw ays a staunch republican.
sides Mrs. A rrin gton he leaves three
w n i and another daughter, one o f the
sons livin g a t Corn C ity and another
daughter at M cKinley.
AD Three Got Conmimkms.
The Tim es says Inform ation was re
ceived a t the Bay yesterday that J. E.
M ontgom ery, o f M arshfield, aad Henry
Bergman, o f N orth Bend, who have
been attending the U. S. O fficers'
Training School a t the Presidio, have
been awarded commissions as first
I ioutenants in the gonstruction divi
sion o f the A viation section o f the sig
nal Reserve Corps.
K. E. Hodgman, who was connected
w ith County Headmaster Murdock’s
office, has hem commissioned as a cap
tain in the same branch.
They w ill probably be oraded to
Portland fo r duty about Novem ber 20.
In a ll 120 commissions w ere awarded