Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1905)
V ol . 22: No. 94
Entered uh Mecond-class matter May
s, 1905, at th « potloA ee at Coquille,
Oregon, under act of CongresH of Mardi
Walter Culin, M. D.
PllVBIC’IAN AND SU KOKON
C o q u il l e C it y , O he .
Next Door to l*. O.
Stanley & Burns,
Heal Estate, Col lections.
Specialties—Criminal and U. 8. Land
Cases, Notaries Public.
C o q u il l e ,
O bk o o n .
J, 0. WETMORE
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Residence of J. A. Collier.
A. J. Sherwood,
A t t o r n e y - a t - L a w ,
N o t a b y P u b l ic ,
N o t a b y 1 ' u u l io ,
A ii 9 thactkr
T it l e s .
C ocjuillk C it y , O re
Hall & Hall,
A t to r n e y s - a t - L a w .
Dealer in K bal E state o f a ll kinds.
Ells wjrth B. Hall,
O regon .
Collections and Insurance.
E. D. Sperry.
W. C. Chase.
SPERRY & CHASE,
Office in Kobinson Boilding,
E. G. 0. Holden,
L aw yer ,
City Heoordor, ü . S. Commissioner. Gen
eral Insoranoo Agent, and Notary
Olfloe in R obin
A. F. Kirshman,
D e n t ist .
Office two doors South of Post office.
Forest is Ablaze.
Grants Pass, Or., Aug. 7.— A de
structive forest fire, which started
from a troe that was fired by two
boys in an attempt to drive out a
squirrel, is raging in the pine and
fir woods of Northern Josephine
along Louse creek and Jump-off-Joe,
of the Coast Range Mountains.
More damage has already been done
by this fire than the combination of
all the forest fires in that part of the
mountains last summer. Besides
the thousands of acres of timber
that has been destroyed, miles of
fencos have been burned, barns and
other property destroyed. Five
miles of telephone and telephone
line poles are burned, and the wires
down. Communication by tele
phone and telegraph with northern
points lias been cut over the lines
of wire following the Southern Pa
cific Railroad, which is out of the
James M. Burdiok, of New Brit-
ian, Conn., who lately visited the
Commander mine was greatly im
pressed with it. In a letter to Mr.
Estberg, owner of the mine, Mr.
Burdick gives a flattering account
of his visit to the property. In
part the letter says:
“ I went from Myrtle Point to the
ranch by team, and from there over
the mining trail on horseback to
the mine. The ride through the
magnificent forest is simply delight
“ On your placer ground it is fairly
easy to trace the course of the river
bed in centuries earlier, but now
filled in with great banks of gravel
and earth, from which, I am told,
many a prospector has washed out
good returns in the yellow metal,
but their equipment to work with
was small and inadequate that they
have scarcely made an impression
The main traveled county wagon on the great deposits which you
road between Grants Pass, which propose to wash down and run
for 12 hours waB walled with through the sluices.
“ The Commander vein crops out
columns of roaring flames, is impass
able because of burning trees and very strongly where the river has
falling trunks across the highway. worn away the rock and is certainly
The smoldering logs, limbs and well mineralized. While 1 am not
trunks make the work of clearing in any sense a mining man and
the road slow, and it will be several wouldn’t pretend for a moment to
days before traffic can be resumed. pass on the value of these ores,
Settlers and ranchers in the tim either piesent or prospective, yet I
bered section traversed by the fire will say that the veins appear to be
are terror-stricken, and many are well defined, and if they improve in
fleeting from the approaching flames. size and value with depth, as is
Men and women are working night usually the case, it would seem from
and day in heroic effort to check the the assay values shown, that there
fire, but the usual dryness of the could be no doubt that the develop
woods, the accumulated and parch ment of the ore bodies and the in
ed undergrowth, twigs and dead stallation of the proper equipment
limbs burn like powder in spite of for handling same would mean
all efforts to check it. Several valu success. The construction of the
able farms have been badly dam flume is quite a feat of engineering
aged by the fire through the destruc and must have thoroughly tested
tion of fences, barns and grain fields. the energy and resources of the men
Orchards grown to grass, which is who have had it in charge.
“ However, it is built to stay, and
parched and dry at this season,
have also been damaged, as have when the water comes this fall, it
been woodyards and stock corrals. will be ready to do its share in get
At this time the wind, which has ting the gold out o f your placer
been blowing strong from the north ground.
“ In fact, the one thing that has
east, and which has fanned the
flames, is lowered, and the fire is especially impressed me was the
confining itself to a more restricted number of buildings and sheds, the
territroy on upper Jump-Off-Joe. quantity of tools and general equip
While there is considerable timber ment, the well built dams and saw
in that section, there are fewer mill, which taken in connection with
ranches and settlements, and the the 340 foot tunnel and the 9000
danger from the destruction of im- feet of flume, to say nothing of the
proveed property is not quite as new trail over the mountain, cer
tainly indicates that the money put
Because of fire a heavy pall of in by the stockholders has reached
smoke has spreap over Josephine the mine and has been made to go
County and is hourly growing den as far as possible.
“ Your superintendent, Mr. Whit
ney, seems to me to have been the
right man in the right place, and
Boy W ill Never be a Grafter. between you difficulties have been
Portland, August. 14—Secretary overcome that would have discour
Henry E. Reed of the Lewis and aged the ordinary mortal.” —-Myrtle
Clark Exposition has just sent an Point Enterprise.
up-to-date camera, with a roll of
films and other accessories, to 13-
year-old F. R. Newman, of Colfax,
Wash. The secretary does not send
cameras to every boy who attends
the exposition, but in the case of
Master Newman he made an excep
A few days ago Secretary Reed
received a letter from young New
CipLlEWtR STEM BOAT CO man, containing a quarter, and e x
plaining that the money was sent
«tr. D IS P A T C H
because the boy, at tbo suggestion
Tom White, Master,
of au older person, had represented
Ranrion....... 7 a - v . 1 Coqnille... .10 a - w .
Conuille....... 1 F-M. | B anden
4 P-M. himself to be under 12 years of age
Connects at Coquille with train for Marshfield and by this m ans had entered the
and iteamer K h . for Myrtle Point.
exposition gate free on the Fourth
Str. F A V O R I T E
of July, when children nnder 12
J. C. Moomaw. Master,
were thus admitted. When the boy
Coquille......... 7 A-M. I Bandoli. .10:40 A*M.
returned home his conscience smote
Bandon........... 1 P-M. | Cuqnllle. 4:45 P-M.
him. "I think I ought to hive
paid," he wrote. The boy’s hones
Str. E C H O
H . Jams. Master,
ty so pleased the secretary that the
camera was sent in appreciation,
M y r tle P o in t.. .7 A-M. | .K|niUe C 'y fi 30 A-M.
Coqnille C ity. . .1 P-M. 1 M yrtle P't. .1 00 P-M. and Mr. Reed sent with it a letter
D ally except Sunday.
which no doubt Master Newman
will treasure all his life.
Str. W E L C O M E
A similar incident occured in con
nection with the St. Louis exposi
tion. A boy mailed qo the manage
ment twenty five cents, explaining
that he “ went through the fence”
at a place where a plank happened
Sewing Machine Kepainng.
David Fulton, of this city, is an expert to Ire loose.
W . U . Panter, Master.
M yrtle Point 1:30 P-M. I Coqnille C y I GO p m .
Coqnille City 7:00 A-M. | M yitle P't 10:00 a m .
Connects with lower-river boats at Coquille
City for Bandon and intermediate points.
Am ple barges for handling freight.
eieahcr and repairer, and anyone in
need of his services wilt do well to call
at liis residence or drop him a card.
W anted . — 10 men in each state to
travel, tack signs and distribute
samples and circulars of our goods.
Salary $75.00 per month. $3.00 per
A good home id this city, on
day for expenses. Kuhlman Co.
Dept. Atlas Building, Chicago.
Enquire at this o ffic e .
Murders in Cold Blood.
Louisiana, Mo., Aug. 5.— This
morning while a Chicago & Alton
special train was crossing the Miss
issippi River bridge Marion Warner,
of Secor, 111,, a passenger on the
train, was shot and instantly killed
by an unknown man. Warner was
asleep when the unkuon man came
the train, asking the people if they
He awoke Warner nud asked him
if he had a gun, and receiving a
negative reply he shot Warner just
over the right eye, killing him in
stantly. He then went to another
passenger, and holding the gun
against his temple made him eraptr
After shooting Warner he emptied
his revolver at the other passengers,
one woman receiving a slight wound
on the arm. A boilermaker from
Jacksonville volunteered to arrest
the man, an in doing so knocked
him senseless with his fist.
The man who did the shooting
was drunk, and boasted before the
murder that he would kill some one.
The train was held two hours wbils
the testimony of the passeogers was
taken The man who did the shoot
ing refused to tell his name or
where be lives.
| J. U. Wilson,
moved to the Kerr
all machine work
Leave all orders at
in the mill shop.
mill and will do
Kerr's Store or
It is said that the commission
which has been investigating the
scandal in the government Printing
Office has scored a distinct triumph.
The report of the Commission has
been prepared and is ready for the
President, though it has not yet
been officially communicated to the
public. On very good authority,
however, an outline of the commis
sions report has gotten out and it is
said to be one of tho neatest strad
dles on record. It will remembered
that the row in the printing office
was over the contract for 72 type
setting machines and all the trouble
was caused by a rival company that
makes another sort of machine, but
ting in with a protest against the
contract. The commission appoint
ed to investigate the matter was
confronted with the choice of two
evils. If it approved tho contract,
it would be the biggest sort of an
adveetisement for the machines
bought. If it did not approve it,
the rival company was sure to make
the most capital it could out of the
fact. The commission sat for weeks
and examined a great number of
expert witnesses in the most deep
It raked up a
good deal that was not at all to the
credit of the administrative side of
the office, showing that there were
bickerings and jealousies among
the heads, between the Public
Printer and his foreman and the
like. But the expert testimony on
the merits of the two machines was
carefully guarded and now it ap
pears with fairly good reason. The
report, it is stated, does not go into
the relative merit of the machines
at all. One may infer what one
chooses as to the capacity of the
rival type setters.
deals merely with the question of
whether or not there was need for
so many machines in the office and
concludes that there was not. This
is a viotory of a sort for the Typo
graphical Union which does not
want to see hand labor superceded
by machinery in the big government
office. But it leaves the rival ma
chine companies much where they
were before they started the squab
ble. It is one of the few times that
a government commission in Wash
ington has succeeded in crawling
out of such a small hole and there
is a good deal of quiet laughter
over the way that it has left the
two type setting machines up in the
air. The scandal in the Depart
ment of Agriculture on the other
hand continues to spread and there
is a general call for the resignation
of the Secretary.
It is safe to say
however that the Secretary of Agri
culture is not likely to tender his
resignation and be is too much in
tho confidence of the President to
be summarily discharged. But the
investigation of the big department
has only just commenced and it is
very likely that when Congress
meets there will be other investiga
tions of a like sort that will cover
most of the dopartmen ts in Wash
ington. One can wait till Congress
gets together, but then it is likely
that Congress will show its hand
and there will be a great deal that
done towards pruning the powers
of the executive that have grown
much beyond the wishes of Con
gress in the past few years.
NOTE AN D CO M M EN T .
It does not appear that the anti
graft crusade has yet abolished the
It is about time for someone to
endow a home for ex-employees of
the Agriculture department.
It might head off some Russian
critisism if the Taft party came
home by way of St. Petersburg.
Whichever side loses out at the
Portsmouth conference had better
eugago permanent quarters in Amer
Mr. Depew says that the Equit-
uble scandal will blow over.
seems to bo blowing pretty strong
up to date.
Federal Officials all swear to sup
port the constitution and privately
decide to lift anything else they can
lay hands on.
The yellow fever reports from
New Orleans are now taking the
place of those formerly issued from
the Canal Zone.
It is understood that overflow
meetings are going to be held at
Portsmouth for the envoys from
China and Korea.
Secretary Wilson can give K in g
Edward the laugh. He got rid of
Hyde a good deal easier than Eddie
is getting rid of Balfour.
It has not yet been stated
whether or not Mr. Morton holds a
policy in the insurance company
from which he draws wages.
V nowlton’s Drug Store
Besides a complete stock \
oi Drugs and Druggist’s Sun-1
dries carries Kodaks and Sup-
plies, Phyrography outfits and
BUY PIANOS OF DEALERS
CARRYING REGULAR STOCK
0J Standard and Established Goods, where eash Instru
ment is sold according to its intrinsic value.
We sell you a
High Grade, Popular price or Commercial Piono,
at their real value.
One Price only on each Grade
We carry a complete line of Pianos, Organs, Piano-Players,
Talking Machines, Sheet music and Musical Merchandise.
Everything Sold on Easy Payments.
W. R. Haines Music Co.,
Successor to the Chas. Grissen and A ia g o M usic Co.,
That grand jury ought to meet Phone, Main 905,
in the Agriculture Department.
Its witnesses might prove more A. J. SHERWOOD, Prêt.
communicative in that atmosphere.
R. E. SHINE, Vice Pres
L. H. HAZARD, Cashier
Secretary Bonaparte has declined
to accept passes and so the rail
roads are cutting rates as much as
O P C O Q U I L1L1H , O R B G O p .
they can from Chicago to the east.
Mr. Haas claims that an admis T r a n s a c t s a General B a n I c i n g B u s in e s s
sion that he used to be an employee
of tho Agriculture Department
Board of Directora.
might incriminate him.
Possibly. ft. O. Dement,
A. J. Sherwood,
| National Bank of Commerce, New York City
F IR S T N A T IO N A L B A N K
Cardinal Gibbons talks feelingly
on the loneliness of wealth.
dently he don’t realize how a man
gains in popularity when he gets an
L. H. Hazard, j Crocker Wool worth N ’l Bank, San Francisco
R. E. Shine. I First Nat’l Bank of Portland, Portland, Or.
Wizard Burbank is reported to
have developed a golden plum.
Nothing is said about what sort of
a tree it grows on or the best
method of shaking it.
There seem to have been more
leaks in the Agricultural Depart
ment’s cotton bureau than there
have been in tbo grand jury room.
This should be remembered in favor
of Mr. Haas.
Out on the top of Mt. Wilson in
southorn California they are doing
some wonderful work in astronomy.
The Carnegie Institution has estab-
lishel a solar observatory there,
with the special object of prying
into the mystery of the life and
death of suns.
Successor to W H. Mansell.
Barnard of the Yerkes Observatory
has a small establishment on the
same mountain, and he is making
W IL L M E E T A L L B O A T S A N D T R A IN S .
some remarkable star maps.
work of both these observatories is
All orders handled with carefulness and expedience.
The Western Lady.
admirably described bv Garrett P.
We are in receipt of the last copy Serviss in tbe August Cosmopolitan.
of “ The Western Lady,” which is a The article is profusely illustrated. A g e n t fo r th e b e s t C o o s C o u n ty C o a l.
souvenir edition of the Lewis and
A UaruliiK 1« Nullirn.
Clark Fair, containing almost 100
Too much care cannot be used
cuts or nearly 2000 inches of illus
trations regarding the Fair.
It ¡ b with small children during the hot
weather of tbe summer months to
without doubt the finest thing we
guard against bowel troubles. As
have seen on the Exposition. “ The a rule it ig only necessary to give
Western Lady’’ is an illustrated ma the child a dose of caster oil to
gazine published at Portland, Ore., correct any disorder of the bowels.
at 50 cents per year, and is every Do not use any substitute, but give
the oldfasbioncd castor oil, and see
thing the name implies, having short that it is fresh, as ransid oil nausi-
stories, Indian traditions, pioneer ates and has a tendency to gripe.
experiences, fashions, household re- If this does not check the bowels
ceipcs and numerous other depart givo Ceamberlain’s Colic, Cholers
ments, ably edited and all pertain and Diarrhoea Remedy and then a
dose of castor oil, and the disease
ing to the women. We have made may be checked in its incipiency
arrangements by wh oh we will give and all danger avoided. The cas
all our subscriber.: vho pay a year tor oil and this remedy should be ,
in advance a year’s subscription free procured at once and kept ready
for instant use as soon as the first
to this beautiful magazine.
indication of any bowel trouble ap
Telephone, Mnin 238.
Norway has developed a blood pears. This is the moat successful
treatment known and may be re-
less revolution and it only remains lied upon with implicit confidence
for some genius to invent a buzless even in cases of chplera infantum. '
DAVID FTLTON, Local Agent, Coquille, Oregon.
For sale by R. 8. Kuowlton.
Claude F ox,
Monuments and Headstones
We guarantee better
work at lower prices
than can be had else
Do not order
Monumental work until
you have called upon or
written us for prices.
COOS CO. MARBLE AND GRANITE WORKS
Stewart & White Props.