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T he C oquille H erald
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1911
PER YEAR $1.50
COQUILLE IS TO MILL IS SAW- H.0. HATHAWAY MET INSTANT BANDON WON
SECURE BRIDGE ING LUMBER I PISSED TO HIS DEATH IN M IN E ! IN THE COUNTY
Myrtle Point School Second-
Judge Hall Appeared Before the
Court in Favor.
Ttia Cc<|»>ille Commercial club Judge Hall maintains that Ferry
met in adjourn».! session at the city street is not the proper place to
h ill Monday evening and adopted build a bridge, as it would nec-
the constitution submitted by the essitate building two approaches on
committee to draft the same. After the south end in the form of a T
discussing the matters to be embod- [ leading to the road running up
ied in the by-laws the committee was and down stream.
He also ad-
ordered to confer and report nt the vanced the argument that if the
raeoting held last night.
; railroad track is moved to the water
At last night’s meeting the by- front it wiil be so near the approach
laws were adopted and the organi \ on this side as to make the crossing
zation completed, the temporary dangerous.
officers being continued in office. ^ Tbe jadge 6tated 'that the court
The committees on permanent quar- ;Q looking over the piOp08ed sites,
ters and advertising were also con- h#d fixe,, upoo the propertv weBt ot
tinucd, and iu addition a committee the lnundry building and directly
on river improvements and trans opposite ths county road, as the
portation was appointed. The mem i logical site for the bridge.
bers are Geo. E. Peoples, E. E I thought that it would be possible
.Johnson and J. 8. Lyons.
to construct the bridge high enough
The dues of members was placed at thig pojnt for the npproach to
at $12 per year, payable *1 per pa8g over the raiiroad| eliminating
month iu advance. No entrance | for all time the danger of a cross-
fee will bo charged
¡ng and a|so dojng away wjtb lbe
It was also decided to allow the two approaches on tb« south end
secretary a salary of 25 per cent of
all dues collected.
Jud»e Hal1 a ‘HO B,atei,> in an
The regular meeting dates will be iDlerview' that with aU 4,16 red 4 aPe
the second and fourth Mondays ol to be di8Posed of in securing a
each m onth.
permit from the war department it
The mill of tbe Coquille Mill &
Mercantile company began sawing
lumber Monday for the first time
since the boiler explosion wrecked
the plant last summ-r.
sawing tbe sills and lumber to be
used iu rebuilding the part of the
building de-troyed and repairing
the portions left standing.
They now have the large saw and
the log haul oper iting. the trimmer
and wood saws yet remaining to be
set up. After tbe buildiug is corn-
completed it will be a short job to
get the balance of the machinery
in running order.
Some changes have been made in
the business organization of the
W. D. Newton, who
has been with the Johnson Lum
ber company for the past eight
years, has acquired an interest in
the business and becomes mill su
Some ol the old
stockholders have also become
more heavily interested financially.
The men at the head of the com
pany have been working quietly
but effectually in getting the mill in
operating condition, and are de-
setvingof great credit for the work
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF TELEPHONE CO.
MET LAST SATURDAY
Henry G. Hathaway was born in
Warren county, Ohio, April 9, 1830,
and died nt his residence about
three miles down the river from Co
quille, Feb. 10, 1911.
with his parents, he moved to
Buchanan county, Iowa, making
the trip with oicteam. In 1866, he
was married at Castile, Wyoming
county, N. Y ., to Miss Mary Meade.
To this union there were four
children born, two of whom died
in infancy, and two sons and the
In 1868. with his family, con
sisting at that time of his wife and
one child, he came to this county,
crossing the continent on the first
through traiu running from Omaha
to San Francisco. He remained in
Coos county but one year, but
while here he purchased the farm
now owned by Alfred Johnson,
situated about three miles up the
river, being now one of the finest
places on the Coquille liver and the
p’ace where the saw mill of the
Johnson Lumber Co. stood and
was recently burned; and during
tlieir sojourn in Coos county Mrs.
Hallway taught the first school
taught on the ground where Co
quille now stands, the school house
being a log structure near the lots
where the S. J. Miller residence
In 1869 Mr. Hathaway returned
to Iowa and remained five years;
moving to the state of Colorado he
question. A •committee had been 8euson 8et8in nextfa!1; •‘,bat the
located in the Animas valley, two
appointed to interview the connty ProPer R e d u c e would be to de
three hundred miles in advance
court, consisting of Jack Lamb, j ¿ ’I« upon a site and dispose of the
At a meeting of the board ot di
S Lyons and J. W. Leneve. These PreUminar>’ «rrangements.
Then rectors of the Coquille Valley Tele ol the railroads, and lived there
He then returned to
gentlemen reported that Judge
county court would make the phone company the following offi till 1883.
family again made
Hall favored building the bridge.
,evy at the Jamu" T meetinK- The cers were re-elected for the ensuing
their home until they moved into
Judge Hall, who was present, brid«e ,vouId fOBt iu the nei&bbor- year:
the Bitter Root valley in Montana.
stnted that while the county court ! bood of *20-000 to *25'000
H. L. Stephens, president.
lived here but oue year and
inJauuiry 'oak u> offieiil aoti-m
A majority of the business men of
K. II. Hansen, vice president.
again returned to the state which
on the matter of building a bridge Coquille differ with the court ss to
Frank E- Willard, secretary.
occupied the first place in his
R. H. Mast, treasurer.
at this place, it was understood by tha site for the bridge. They main-
heart, and lived in Hancock coun
Jas. D. Clinton, manager.
the members th it such bridge tain that inasmuch as the Ferry
The board also decided for a ty, Iowa till 1902, when the family
would be ordered built after a site street site is already owned much
had been agreed upon and tbe Dec- time and expense would be saved short lime to sell stock on install for the second time purchased the
essary preliminary work disposed j by building on it in preference to ments of $5 cash and $5 per month Robert Strang farm, about three
of. He stated thnt it would be not1 the one recommeuded by the court, until two shares have been paid for, miles from Coquille, and again
only a benefit to the city and trib It is also doubted whether the war at $15 per share. This will entitle determined to try Coos county;
utnry country, but a financial department would permit a draw the purchaser to the switching fee but soon becoming restless he
gain to the county.
The present bridge to be built aS caar the sharp of 50 cents per month, paid by leased his Coos connty farm and
ferry is expensive to maintain, aud bend in the river as the latter site stockholders, as soon as the first moved to Whitman county, Wash
unless a bridge is built it will be would necessitate, and it is not be payment has been made, and means ington, where he invested in a
necessary to build a new scow.
lieved possible to build over the a saving of $6 per year to telephone large wheat farm, which he still
On the question of a suitable railroad, making the bridge too renters. After $15 is paid in one owns, and tried wheat farming,
site for the bridge there is a dis high to get down in tbe short dis share will be ¡“sued, and the sec with good success, for several years.
agreement between tbe court and tance for the approach on this ond when the lull amontit is paid During his stay in Washington he
greatly improved his Coos county
tlie majority of the business men. side.
property by the erection of a splen
County H as Sprayer.
did farm house r.nd barn, and again
The gasoline power sprayer,
return'din the fall of 1910, remain
lately purchased by the county on
ing here till the time of his death.
the petition of Fruit Inspector P.
Resides the stales mentioned
M. Hall-Lewis, ariived here from
Mr. Hathaway resided for
Portland, Thursday. Fruit growers j
considerable peiiodsof time, he re
throughout the county can now
have their orchards sprayed at the sided in the states of New York, New
Jersey, Arkansas, Missouri, Cali
Following is a list of teachers actual cost of running the machine.
dairymen held another securing certificates at the exam Those having orchards should not fornia, Kansas, Nebraska, Indiana,
meeting yesterday afternoon and ination held last week, and the fail to take advantage of the oppor Illinois and Wisconsin.
He w as a true pioneer in a num
drew up their incorporation papers, grade of certificates grauted:
tunity. No better apples can be
of states and did his part in
sufficient stock having been con
raised anywhere than in Coos coun
Minnie E. Comer,
the wild and opening the
tracted for to warrant them in do
Metta E. Hansen, first.
as they should he.— Coos Bay News. way for permanent settlement.
Lola Montgomery, third.
The incorporators are J. D. Gra
He was a man of simple habits,
Grace E. Black, second.
ham, C. E. McCurdy aud W. H.
Chloe Buell, second.
Hull, and the amount incorporated
Jessie M. Sweet, second.
New Orleans, Feb. 14.— Pub
for is $2,500.
independent in politics, liberal
Della Brvant, third.
licly honoring Lincoln for the first
The new con piny is composed*
iu his religious views, but having
Mrs. Edna L. Daily, third.
time in the history of this city, both
ol dairymen interested in the O. K
a firm belief in a life to come. He
Grover C. Myers, third.
the board of trade and the cotton
creamery and they intend to buy
lived here but a short time, had
Dessie M. Dean, second.
exchange adjourned in honor ol
out the interest of Geo. E. Peoples
but few acquaintances, but gained
Hazel I. Mathews, second.
In proposing the
iu the supplies and other property,
and merited the respect of all who
Jas. R. Bunch, third.
closing the exchange, former Presi
and lease the plant for a term of
Lurni la Dean, second.
dent Black said: "W e realize that
one year. They will assume con
Hattie F. Sweet, third.
there is now neither north nor
trol the first ol March, when Mr.
Ivy M. Williams, third.
south. It is, therefore fitting that
The N e w Dime
Peoples’ lease expires.
Wanda E. Harry, second.
we should take cognizance of and
The t .mporary officers are J. P.
theater is now under
Merle Radabaugh, second.
recognition to the natal day of one
.Jacobson, president, and W. S
the management of O. Wilson and
Arkie Sprague, third.
of America,s greatest citizens.
E W. Foote, and is being conduct
Viria I Moody, second.
as a first class show house in
Minnie M Herman, first.
Portland M an Coming.
every respect. The heating arrange
Mrs. Olive M. Ostein, first.
Mairiage licenses were granted
I11 a letter to the Herald, L. ment has been ehanged so that all
Only two out of about 25 candi
the past \yeek as follows:
of Portland, a member of parts of the room lire c omfortable,
dates failed to *ecure a passing
Feb. 9, to Thomas A. Judge and grade.
the company operating the Anvil and tbe very best of film service is
Laura B. Sheppard.
between Portland and Bandon, being used. The new management
Fet>. it, to Levi Nichols and
Loren Wise, of Minnesota, ar states that he will tie down on the has spared no efforts to make tbe
rived here Wednesday, coming iu Anvil this week iu the interest of Dime c.ne of the most pleasant plac es
Feb. tt, to John Wagner and by the Drain route. Mr. Wise is closer business relations between in the city for an evening’s snter-
Annie L. Logan.
visiting Eugene Howe and family. j Portland and the Coquille valley.
The topic of interest at Monday would be imP ,89ible “ >
night’s meeting was the bridge instruction work before the rainy
NEARLY ALL TEACHERS
WERE SUCCESSFUL IN
Both Coquille Teams
Lose in Debates
In an accident at McGee’s coal
mine at Uiverto 1 Tuesday after- [
noon a man by the name of |
John Turner met instant death, 1
about 15 tons of rock dropping
from above and crushing the body
to a pulp.
Iu the inter scholastic-debates Oerding and Matt Kerrigan. The
A watch taken from the victims held by the five high schools of the Bandon team was Earl Watki ,
pocket had stopped at 3:30, indi- county last Friday evening the Tom Ostien and Harry Crain The
ceting the exact time of the local affirmative team lost to the decisiou there was also said to have
Myrtle Point and the negative team been close.
Another mail was working be lost at Bandon, each team receiv
The judges were Mr. Selby, R v.
side Turner at the time, but he ing one point to the opposing; Taylor and Mr. Reigard.
saw the danger in time to avoid team's t vo. The question debated
Following the debate the Band n
the falling rock.
He shouted to was;
high school gave a reception ai d
Turner to jump, but the latter did
‘ ■ Resolved, That all telegraph banquet, Supt. Hockett being one
not move quickly enough to save lines in the United States should bo of the speakers
owned and operated by the federal
Bandon’s negative team also
The body was brought here government.”
won over Marshfield, at the latter
Tuesday by Undertaker Ellingsou
There was a fair attendance, place, receiving the unanimous d -
aud prepared for shipment to considering the weather, and those
cision of the judges and giving
Grants Pass. Parlies started for present were well repaid for their
Bandon the county championship
Roseburg at noou today with the trouble by the excellent evening’s
by one point over Myrtle Point.
body, from which place it will be entertainment.
Myrtle Point won from North
sent on by rail.
It is said that a and delivery of both teams were
Bend at Myrtle Point by a vote of
wife and four grown children re good and the judges state that the
two to one and North Bend won
side at Grants Pass, one of his decision in favor of the visiting
from Marshfield at North Bend bp
daughters being a school teacher. team was very close.
a vote of two to one.
Deceased was apparently about 51
Those on the local team were
The ?udges at Marshfield were
years of age, and was said to have Naomi Knowlton, Alice Stanley
A. S. Hammond, Mr. Giles and S
beeu ol a quiet disposition aud well and Irwin Custer, while the Myrtle
D. Pulford; at North Bend, Messrs.
Point team was composed of Lester Baker and Dement and M. O Haw-
Summerlin, Otto Schneider and kius.
Following is the official standing
The judges were Rev. Kuox, of of the teamc
Marshfield: T. T. Beunett, of Maish- Bandon.......................................... 7
field and G. T. Treadgold, of Ban Myrtle Point................................. (!
North Bend.................................. 4
At Bandon our schools were Coquille........................................ 2
represented by Eva Sugg. Walter Marshfield.................................... I
Tbe following letter was received
Saturday by C. A Pendleton irom
F. A. Sikes, secretary of the v a l e n t i n e s o c i a l
Farmers’ Union, department of
ON TUESDAY EVENING
Oregon and Southern Idaho:
l received your kind letter some
The Endeavor Society of the
days ago, and talked the matter of
Coos county over with the state Christian Church had a most en
J. D. Meters oi this city has re
board last night, and they gave me joyable social evening at N. C. j
word that tbe house on his
permission to go to your county Kelly’s on Friday evening.
Remote was destroyed b y
whenever I thought best, or when one persons were present. ~*Phe j
fire a week ago last Saturday, al
ever tbe officers of Coos thought
though no details of the fire ar
well to have a big rnlly. The state and social conversation. .
until Tuesday morning of
Sandwiches, cake and fruit
president J. W. McAlister, said he
this week, when the following let
wanted to go with me if possible.
ter was received from Lawrence
Now, I realize that winter is on served were heart shaped, and the
and perhaps it would not be best to rooms were decorated with hearts.
“ Remote, O re— Dear Mr. and
Various contests were engaged
uttempt anything before some time
in the spring; you are acquainted in for which prizes were awarded. Mrs. Myers: About 1 o’clock Satur
with the conditions of your county Mrs. Maury and Nellie Custer won day afternoon I saw a smoke up at
and can suggest a time that will first prizes and Mrs. Maury and your place and I thought your
house was on ffre. I ran lip as fast
suit all yout members The last half T. B. McDonald booby prizes.
as I could, but it was too far gone
of April and all of May I will not
when I arrived to savo the house.
be very busy with my ranch work,
helped take out a number of
and would be pleased to make a
date with Coos county some time residing at North Bend and a com of things down stairs but nothing
then;you will this way have three panion were almost drowned by was saved upstairs. Saved all the
All the stage
months to make preparations.
I their boat overturning while hunt other buildings.
suggest that you plan a picnic some ing ducks on North Inlet yester boys came down but by that time
time in May, and we will get there day. When rescued, one was hang the house was too far gone.
about a wiek before tbe picnic and ing to the overturned boat and the . "The fire started from the flue in
visit all tbe locals and work up an other was standiug on an island the sitting room down stairs, in the
interest, and wind up with a coun with the water up to his chin. ceiling. Mrs. Summerlin was get
ty picDic. This has worked well in They were taken off by the launch ting dinner in the kitchen and it
other counties and think it would Vega which was towing a pile- must have got quite a start before
Dave was across
in your county. Let me hear from driver up the inlet. The accident she noticed it.
you about this; I will also write to occurred on or near the N. Ras the river plowing at the time.”
your county president and sec mussen’s ranch.
The house was a large, ten room
were rowing over the slightly inun structure wortli about $2100. Mr.
dated flats and the wind and high Myers carried $600 insurance on
F. A. Sikes.
tide caused the accident.
Owing the building. In addition to the
Large Lum ber Shipment.
to the cold. Sandborg was nearly house Mr. Myers lost about $200
Over 3,000,000 feet of lumber overcome when removed from tbe worth of household goods which he
has been shipped out from the C chilly water. Times.
had stored there.
A. Smith mill here yesterday an
The tenant, Dave Summerlin, is
Lyons & Jones to M ove.
today. The Nann Smith sailed
said to have lost all his household
this morning with about r,8oo,ooo
Contractor E. G. Perliam, of effects. They have repaired the
feet and was reported dra wing over Marshfield, has a force of tnen at woodshed on the place and are now
eighteen feet of water when she work remodeling the store rooms in living in it.
went down the Bay.
The Redon the rear ot the first National Bank
do, which also sailed this morning building, which Lyons & Jones
carried about 700,000 feet and the will occupy about tha middle of
Fifield yesterday took out over 500, March.
The Christian Endeavor Society
The partition is being re
000 feet. The Uvo mills of the C. moved, an 8-foot balcony will be put of the Church of Christ will give a
A. Smith company are now cutting in on the sides and rear, aod the east progressive social on Washington’s
in the neighborhood of 500,000 window will be boxed in for display Birthday Fell. 22. A patriotic pro
leet of lumber a day, and it is e x purposes. New shelving and coun gram consisting of music, recita
pected that the average cut for the ters will be installed throughout, tions. tableaux and dialogues will
present month will probably break making it one of the most conven' be given at the N. C. Kelley home
all previous records.— Times.
ient and up-to-date store rooms in at 7.30 p m. They will then pro
gress to B. F. Hill’s lot a patriotic
Mrs. W. D. Marshall and children,
contest and the first course of re
Taxes are still comiog slowly at freshments. The last course will
of Bandon, are spending a few davs
this week visiting Mrs. Marshall’s the sheriff's office, the receipts this be served at L P. Maury’s. A sou
aunt, Mrs. C* II. Barrows, and week averaging tifioo to $1700 a venir will be given at each place.
Admission, tocenta per course.
PLANTO VISIT UNIONS
OF COOS IN SPRING
MYERS’ HOUSE BURNED
AT REMOTE LAST WEEK