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T he C oquille H erald
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1911
PER YEAR $1.50
COMMERCIAL THE LIBRARY GEORGE MAY'S A LETTER ON
REPORT OF THE
NEXT MONDAY TO 6IVE PLAY OSHKOSH WRECK Only Way to Have Roads is to
OF PAST WEEK
C. J. Fuhrman and Miss
Lyons Married Tuesday
A very nretty wedding occurred traveller's toilet case, rubber lined,
at the home of Mrs. Emma Lyons,
1 he consolations were awarded
Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, at 8:3o ' *° Mr. D. Dollar, an elegant (?)
contracting parties head of cabbage, Ijrauk Collier, a
being Cyrus J Furhman and Miss ! «tcoanut done up in cotton. The
Josie O Lyons, Rev. 0. H. Cleaves i company
Only the immediate o'clock, all voting it the best en-
relatives and a lew close friends tertainroent of the season,
were present. The ring ceremony
Those present were:
was used, and after the happy | Mr. aQd Mrs A. J. Sherwood,
couple were made one, all partook M>' ani* Mrs. Walter Sinclair, Mr.
of an excellent wedding breakfast. an<^ Mrs. D. D. Pierce, Mr. and
Mr. Furhman is one of Coquille’s Mrs. J. A. Collier, Mr. |aud Mrs
most prominent business men and Deo. K. Peoples, Mr. and Mrs.
is respected nnd admired bv all who Geo- E. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs.
The bride is one of Chas. EvlanJ. Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Coquille’s most popular young Gage, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Slagle,
She is the daughter ot Mr. nnd Mrs. B. F. Colder, Mr. and
Mrs. Emma Lyons and is well j Mrs. L. A. Lilj< quist, Mr. and Mrs.
known by practically every one in j W. C. Rose, Mr and Mrs. J. A.
the city, having resided here for j Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Loreuz,
years. The couple have hosts of: Mr nnd Mrs. O. C. Sanford, Mr.
friends who wish them every sue-
Mrs. R. H. Mast, Mr. and Mrs.
cess and happiness iu life.
Mr. j B- Folsom, Mr. and Mrs. D. H-
and Mrs Furhman left immediate- Dollar, Mieses Clare Sherwood,
ly after the ceremony for Portland Lffie Collier, May Stauff; Mepsre
where they expect to spend acouole L. H. Hazard. Geo. Gage, M. J.
of weeks visiting. They will be at Haitson and James Watson.
home to their friends after March
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sterling en-
tertaimd at a Washington birthday
O i Thursday evening Feb. 1G party on Wednesday evening at
the ladips of the 500 Club were their home.
Everything was in keeping for
very highly entertained by their
the occasion, the house being
The oprniDg number was a ban prettily decorated in colonial style,
quet given in the dining room of flags and bunting being used. Score
tho Tuttle House, followed by an cards for the occasiou also were
evening at cards at the Masonic used in shape of small hatchets.
Mrs. Fols im won the first prize
At half past seven the guests be for ladies, a large picture of George
gan to assemble, and piomptly at and
eight the doors of the dining room Endicott carried off the first prize
were opened upon the most elegant for gentlemen, being George’s hatch
spread of the season. The tables et. Mrs. Fred True and E- W.
glistened with with napery, silver, Lorenz won consolation prizes.
and cut glass, and all the whole
Those present were:
length of the three tables were
Mr. and Mrs. B. Folsom, Mr. and
blooming hyacinths of white, blue Mrs. JoneB, Mrs. and Mrs. Lilje
Covers were laid for qvist, Mr. and Mrs. Laird, Mr
forty-four guests only one place an I Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs
At each place It. R. Watson, Mr. and Mrs San
were menu cards and buttennieres ford, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, Mr
of violets, tied with cream ribbon. and Mrs. Lorenz; Mr. and Mrs,
The place cards for the ladies Meld, Rffie Collier, Clare Sherwood,
caused no little flutter and merri Esther Johnson Msbel Wilson;
ment,— some being
witty, some Jas, Watson, F. Greenougb, Dr.
being pertinent and all very flatter- Endicott.
Mrs. J. C. Slagle entertained the
The follow in g meDU was fault
lessly served by the able assistants ‘ ‘J. G. W .” Club on Tuesday even
ing at a Washington's Birthday
engaged for the occasion:
party. It being the last meeting
Minced Razor Clam Soup
Shrimp Salad, Mayonaise Dressing of the club before Lent, the usual
rule was departed from and the
Baked Steel Head
men were invited.
Drawu Butter Sauce
about thirty-five guests present and
five hundred and tiddlywinks were
played. The first prize for ladies
Fried November Chieken
was won by Mrs. George Lorenz
and Mabel Wilson was awarded
| the consolation. The first prize for
men was secured by Dr. Endicott and
Queen Olives j tho consolation by Fay Jones.
Plum Pudding, Wine Sauce
the conclusion of the card pro-
Apple Pie, Rochefort CbeeBe
| gram delicious refreshments were
Pumpkin Pie, A La Colonial
served, including an appropriate
Creamed Coffee cberjy-decorated
Mrs. Slagle was assisted by Mrs
All seemed to enjoy this part of
Last Friday Feb. 17, Mr. and
the program until 10 o ’clock, when
Jack Lamb was noticed giving the Mrs. Walter Sinclair entertained
high sign of distress (Masonic, I in honor of Miss May Stauff, of
expect), instantly responded to by Marshfield.
A. J. Sherwood, when all arose,
Five hundred was the diversion
donned wraps and proceeded to the [ *he evening.
Mrs. Dollar re-
ceived the ladies first prize, which
Here again the festivities were W8S 8 beautiful gold lined spoon,
renewed. Three tables were pre- 1 Mr. Geo. E Peoples received the
pared for the games, bon bons and men’s first prize, a leather bound
punch being served during the even- volume of poems.
At the close of the contest
served, the hostess being assisted
ice cream and cake were served.
Those carrying off the honors for by Mrs. Dollar and Mrs. Will
highest score were Mrs. Walter Lyons.
O db of the special features of
Sinclair, who received a beautiful
cut glass berry dish, and Mr. D. D. the evening wav a vocal solo,
Pierce, who was presented with a
(Concluded on Fourth Page)
The commercial club will hold! The Coquille Libi ary association
a regular meeting next Monday j has in preparation an attractive
evening and every
member is comedy entitled, “ Brother Josiah,”
urged to be present.
which will be in readiness to pre.
One of the important matter to sent on Monday evening, Feb. 27
come before the club is in regard to at the Heazlet.
The proceeds of" enti rtainnient
the publishing o f pamphlets by the
will go toward making tbe final
towns ot the Coquille valley.
A committee from the Bandon payment on the library lot«, and it
commercial club will be present to is to be hoped that all who can will
discuss ways and means with this come out and help toward -uch a
club relative to the same, and it is worthy object.
Following is the cast of charac
probable that definite action will be
ters who will appear on Monday
Such literature is sadly needed evening.
josiah Armstrong, a wealthy
at present in nnswering inquiries
from all sections o f the country, as farmer, Prof. S. D. Hockett.
Wellington Armstrong, a wealthy
it req lires too much letter-writing
for the secretary to cover all the broker, John Juzs.
topics and answer all questions in
Josiah’s son, Owen Knowltou.
William Le Blanc, a weathly
Secretary Leneve has answered
about 50 letters of inquiry during broker, C. It. Barrow.
Henry Newcombe, a rising young
the past week, 14 being the highest
number in one day. These letters uutbor.
Hiram l ’enstroke, Wellington
cover a wide range, some being
from business men seeking loca Armstrong’s
tions manufacturers and piofes- Walter Oerding.
sional men, but mostly trom those
interested in farming and fruit wife of Wellington, Miss Eva Sugg.
Jimimy, wife of Josiah, Miss
The following letter from a man Constance Robinson.
Gladys Armstrong, daughter of
in Port Clinton, Ohio, is o f parti
Miss Pearl Watkins.
cular interest because the writer
E lith La Blanc, daughter of L “)
represents a large number of well-to-
do farmere and business men who Blanc, Miss Gretchen Sherwood.
Tickets on sale at Fuhrman’,,
have their eyes turned toward this
25, 35, and 50 cents.
“ Our wives, returning from a
pleasure tour of the Pacific coast,
were generous in their praise of
“ Several citizens here aie inter
ested in what Oregon has to offer
them. They all seek a more con
“ They represent several trades,
occupations, and professions, and
all are men o f considerable means,
who would make conservative in
“ Some of us would move to
Oregon if the outlook was good.
We would buy adjoining land,
and work it as a whole until it was
when, it is possible, the individual
owners might locate on the prop,
erty, and become as loyal lovers of
the state as you are.
“ Some of us are manufacturers,
looking tor good openings and raw
“ We are interested— that is cer
tain. Now if you can show us any
good reason why we should locate
in Oregcn we should like the in
FORMER BANDON MAN
DROWNED LAST FRIDAY
Three members of the colony of
government employes stationed at
Tatooch Island, at the mouth of
the Straits of Juan de Fuca, lost
their lives by drowning Friday
morning, when the gasoline boat in
which they wero making a trip to
Neah Bay for supplies capsized in
a heavy sea. Forest Cowan, M.
Waddell and Mrs. G L- Talmadge
were tbe victims
G. L. Talmadge and I. D. Shoon-
more, the other membeis of the
party, were picked up by the tug
Lorue and rushed to Neah Bay for
Cowan was keeper of the Ta-
toosh Island light and the others
of the party were employes of the
CowaD was head light keeper at
Tatoosh and had .lived there more
than 10 years.
He has a large
family on the island.
madge was a bride of only three
months, having been married to
Talmadge in Port Townsend last
Cowan was at one time keeper of
tbe lighthouse at Bandon.
BIDS ARE ASKED FOR
COURT HOUSE REPAIRS
AND SCPW m FERRY
Notice has been given by the
county court that sealed bids will
be received for tbe alteration and
arrangement of the upper story of
the Court House at Coquille, Ore
Separate bids will be re
ceived for the sky-light or light
well for the plumbing, for tbe car
penter work and bids for tbe whole
work. Work to he done according
to the plans and specifications on
file with tbe county clerk. Work
to be completed by the 15th day of
Also that sealed bids will be re
ceived for tho construction of a
scow to be used as a ferry at the
City of Coquille, Oregon, where
the ferry is now established. The
same to be built on the same di
mensions as tbe old ferry scow, ex
cept that tbe same is ao be provi
ded with ventilaiion and ventila
tors. The scow is to be completed
on or before tho first day of April,
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
Superintendent F. A. Tiedgan.
of Marshfield, was present at open
ing exercises Wednesday morning
and gave a very interesting talk,
quite appropriately using George
Washington as tho topic of his ad
Tbe pnpils were allowed to vote
on whether to observe Wednesday
as a hol d iy or to wait until Friday.
The latter was decided upon, as it
Would give virtually a three-day
Some of the grades gave George
Washington programs Thursday
afternoon of this week
The following graphic report ot
the wreck ol the Oshkosh was
given the United States inspectors
last Ftiday by George May, the
only person who escaped alive
from the vessel:
"The Oshkosh started out from
Tillamook on Saturday, February
11, at 10 A. M. bound for the Ump
qua Hiver. The bar was smooth
and the weather normal. Proceed
ed out, and the first indications
that there was any wind was when
off Yaquina, Saturday, February
11, at about 5:30 P. M ; but every
thing being favorable, we kept on
When off Heceta Head
the wind increased, but was still
southeast; we were making about
6J miles per hour, and thought we
could make the Umpqua by day
light in the morning. When about
15 or 20 miles off the Umpqua the
wind shifted to the southwest, and
a sea commenced to making, but
we kept on, reaching the mouth of
the Umpqua st about 6 A. M.,
February 12; but on account of the
heavy sea and the boat making so
much leaway, we had to put off
shore, so we headed about uorth-
northwest to keep her off shore and
1 tin with the gale. A water cask
that we had bolted on tbe top of
the house gave way, stoving our
lifeboats in; the sea smashed in the
side of the pantry and carried away
and destroyed all of our provisions.
“ Monday, February 13, a heavy
sea demolished our galley at about
3 A. M.
The first land we saw
was about 9 A M. February 13-
The wind shifted to the northwest
about 8 A M
then headed tbe Oshkosh toward
the lightship off the mouth of the
Columbia River. Alter measuring
the fuel oil in the tanks, we found
that we had only enough for about
four hours, so we thought we
would go up to the mouth of the
Columbia River and see if we
could cross in.
En route there a
heavy sea caught her astern on her
starboard side and turned the ves
sel over on her port side.
“ I was caught in the engine-
room, and came ashore with the
wreck. The vessel turned over at
about 11:10 A. M., and came
ashore at about 5:20 P. M.
“ There was a crew ol seven all
told on board, as follows: Thomas
Latham, master; W. R. Dean, chief
engineer; George May, assistant
engineer A1 Davis,steward;Charles
Larson, Gus Cbtlberg and Aug.
Ramszeiger. sailors, I being the
“ At the time of the accident the
Oshkosh was light, having no cargo
on board, she drawing about 13
inches forward and about seven
feet aft, which in my opinion was
the cause of hei turning turtle,
and making it impossible to be
Edward Thomson is reported
being very low with typhoid fever.
Mr. Thompson contracted the fever
while in Roseburg and the hard
trip overland added materially to
his present serious conditio:].
Build Them and Keep
Having known the roads in Coos j and ruts were so deep that it took
county for a number of years, and wagon loads of rock to fill then ,
having traveled roads in all the instead of a few shovels full a ;-
counties of the Willamette valley, plied at tbe right time.
save one; also in Douglas county that road aftei a rain and you saw
the past two years or more, the more water in the road than in the
writer has come to the conclusion ditches.
that the only way we will ever
On the road leading from Oregon
have roads is to build a road and City to Muliuo is a piece of rock
then take care of it.
road. It was well built and yet it
It is not that there is not money is rutted and rough; it has been
enough spent to build roads, or to let alone since it was built. It it had
take (are of the road after it is been taken care of, the hole filled
built, but the trouble is many ot when it commenced to be a hole,
the road supervisors have been aud the road would be better today
are of tbe makeshift kind
It was than the day it was “ finished” , and
a makeshift last year to fill up a would have cost less to make the
mud hole with brush and dirt, repairs than it will today to “ re
and it will be a makeshift this finish” the road.
year to fill up the same hole in the
It was published not long since
same way unless they can get the
; that Washington county spent last
road changed to go around it to
year one hundred th ntsand dollars
make a new mud hole.
for roads, and has not one mile of
find road supervisors who have
road for all that money.
Is it not
held the jo b for years, and you
about time to stop pouring money
may offer a dollar a rod for each and
into tbe Oregon road seive?
every rod of road that they can
One of the most expensive
show in their districts, and you
will not lose a dollar, for the reason makeshifts for a road is the plank
they cannot show a rod of road makeshift. Only two things can be
or all the years of their super- said in favor of a plank road— it
j keeps one out of the mud aud does
There is a piece of model road !not ta^e repairs until worn out.
at Salem built by the United The plank road is an expensive
States government. It is the only road to build and when worn
pteceof road that I ever saw; that out is a worse piece of road
road was built five or six years than before tbe planks were
ago, and if I remember rightly the laid, and it has to. be
Salem Statesmen said at the time and there is no foundation to build
of building, that the road expert on for Ihe road that was has been
who had charge o f the work was piled up at the road side.
grieved because the people and the
road supervisors who were nearby,
had so little interest iu an object
lesson ot good road making that
few took the trouble to go to see
the road built. Tbe indifference to
the lesson must have been based on
the supposed fact that a lesson by a
road expert is not needed in Ore-
Could it be possible when
those road men pulled out that
they had a feeling of having left a
“ pearl before swine?”
Some good attempts have been
made at road building, and when
the piece of road was built it was
left to take care of itself until worn
We will learn to take care ot our
roads in the winter time by having
the water turned into the ditches
before it cuts the road to pieces.
When we learu to take care of our
roads we will have section men on
the roads, so that when a hole
starts, fill it up.
If there is not a
long enough stretch of road iu one
district to keep a man busy doiug
the repair work three hundred days
in the year, two or more road dis
tricts could join in forming a sec-
tionjand paying tor tiie section work,
according to the number of miles
each had and the amount of work
The proverbial “ stitch in time
A few years ago a piece of “ rock” saves nine", is a truth which should
road was built between Uoquille be applied to our road building and
and Myrtle Point. Then it was road keeping.
R. A. Easton
simply let alone until the holes
MARSHFIELD TEAM IN
BASKET BALL DAME
A decidedly one-sided game of
basket ball was played Tuesday
night between the local high school
team and Marshfield, the score be
ing 40 to 10 in favor of Coquille.
The game was characterized by
Tbe Coquille band gave a concert poor playing by both teams, but
on the streets Wednesday afternoon Marshfield was badly handicapped
I in honor of Washington’s birth- by having three of the regular team
out of the game because of sick-
Miss Genevieve TellefBen went ness.
The Marshfield players were:
I to her home at Marshfield Wednes
Cbauncy Clarke, center.
day morning returning today.
Mrs. Stewart Miller underwent
Sidney Clarke, forward.
\V. C. Laird reports the sale of
an operation at the Home hospital
Milton Carlson, gaurd.
a Hamilton piano to John Hickara.
in Marshfield Tuesday, Drs. Rich
Leslie Isaacson, guard.
J. J. Stnuley made a business
mond. Golden and Horsfall per
Noble Pittman, forward.
forming the opera'ion.
Thursday trip to Bandon Wednesday.
The Coquille team was lined
Andrew Perkins, who has been as follows:
morning the patient was repotted
to be recovering satisfactorily from visiting at his old home at Parkers
Irvin Custer, center.
burg, bas returned to his work in
the effects of the operation
George Oeidiug, forward.
The Bernell Stock company gave W ashington.
Clay Knowlton, forward.
Elmer H. Jones, of North Bend,
a Jvery creditable perlormance of
Matt Kerrigan, guard.
“ At Piney Ridge,’ ’ Tuesday even came over Wednesday morning, re
Tom Belloni, guard
Hej Tbe next game played
Next week the Kelley Mus turning on the afternoon train
ical Comedy company will play
tbe trip, leaving about 4 P. M. and
returning after the game. A round
trip fare of 50 cents will be charged.
Last Friday night the Bandon
high school team defeated Myrtle
Point in a close game, by a score of
14 to 10. Tne Bandon high school
girls defeated an
team bv a score of 8 to 2 the same
evening. The Bandon girls bavo
challenged any girls' team in the
To E lect Teachers.
The school board held a business
meeting last week at which it was
decided fo elect teachers for next
year about March 1. Applications
for positions by teachers desiring