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T he C oquille H erald
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1911
PER Y E A R $1.50
FIELD TIMBER CO SEEKS
TWO TEACHERS RESIGN;
MILLIS SAYS CONTRACTS
MISS MILLER IS HIRED
TO STOP ROAD LEVT
COUNTY COURT SESSION
BE THE FINEST
II REPORT ON
COOS BAY MAY
The county court last
awarded the co>.tract for building a
new ferry scow f-T the Coquille
It is to hnve ventilators,
four uir compartmeuts and have the
I posts battened to sides.
is $175 and is to be completed
New steamer service and a rail
¡A p ril 1. E. G. Porham also bid
way project for Coos Bay were
[ on the work.
subject» that took C J. Mills, sup
K Q. Porham was awarded the
erintendent of the Harriman steam
contract for improvements in tho
ship line between tliii port and
upper story of the court house, tbe
Coos Bay, to San Francisco for a
bid being $1(120.
He returned vesterday
$375 is allowed Tor putting in the
skylight, aud the work is to be
Mr. Milli s’ conference with lead
completed April 15.
iug Harriman officials in San Fran
was the only bidder.
cisco involved the placing, if nec
W illey & Schroeder were award
essary, of a steamship service be
ed the contract for plumbing and
tween C oo; Bay and San Francisco,
and the early construcilon of a °hanging
1 meuts, $198 being their bid.
railroad into that place to connect
with the main Southern Pacific j
^he court purchased a 10 ton
line riinniug between Portland aud Monarch road roller, tbe contract
Sail Francisco. Mr. Millis seemed i ^ul same going to tbe Beach Mun
to avoid discussing the railroad j 11 facturing company for $.1 000 ,
project for Coos Bay, but admit- delivered at Myrtle Point.
ted that the enterpiise is receiving county was allowed $300 for the
A complaint was filed iti the cir
cuit court yesterday- by the Field
Timber company, of
Mich., in which it seeks to have set
aside the six-mill special ruad tax
levied by the voters of road dis- !
trict No. 1 1 .
The following report by Super
The complaint alleges itregulari-1
visor T. N. Boone, of road district
ties in the election December 24,
No. 11, will be of interest to Herald
1910, when the tax was voted in
readers. The report shows more
the district, in that there were 26 i
than half of the district already im
ballots cast when there were only !
proved. Following is the report:
24 legal voters.
On tbe Coos Bay wagon road
It also alleges that there were 13 I
there are 3,300 yards of plank road
votes for and 12 against tbe levy,
in good condition; two miles and
and one blank, and that one ot
1170 yards of plank in fair con
those voting for the levy was not a
dition; 1068 yards of gtuvel road
¡ d fair condition; 538 yards of
The company states that it owns
gravel in poor condition; 390yards
section 24, township 2G south
of punching in fair condition.
range 11 west of the Willamette me
Three bridges, one 24, one 34
ridian, and 7,000 acres of other
and one 26 feet in length, all in
good condition; four bridges, one
It is thought that this is a con
48, one 53 and one 36 fei t, all in
certed move on the part of all the
poor condition; one bridge, span
timber owners to knock out the
100 feet, approach 129 feet in
road levy, the Field company act-
lergth, in good condition.
ing for the balance.
On the Fairview-Coquiile road
there are three and three-fourths
miles of planking iu good condi
tion, and one bridge ¡n good con
O d the Failview-Lee road there
is one mile of dirt road in fair con
The following petition for street dition; 175 yards of punching in
improvements was drawn up by the fair condition. One bridge, 86 -foot
committee in accordance with tbe span and 100 -foot approach, poor
instructions o f the meeting of condition.
On the upper North Fork road
property owners March 4 , and will
there are two miles and 1200 yards
be circulated in a fewda\s:
To the Honorable City Council of plank roads in good condition
nf Coquille, Coos Coun.y, Oregon: and two and one-half miles of earth
undersigned persons roads in poor condition
owning property adjoining and bridges, 31, 15, 23, 34 aud 44 feet
nhutting upon the streets herein in length, all good; four bridges,
after named, hereby petition your 34,
honorable body aud ask that tbe leDgth, condition poor; five miles
streets lying adjacent to and along, of earth road in fair condition.
Total number of improved roads
or in front of, sai l property be im
proved in the following manner as follows:
E ight miles and 4130 feet of
Said streets shall be graded; after planking.
Three thousand fifteen
the same are graded sewer pipes of
sufficient size and capacity shall be punching.
One thousand sixtv-eight feet
laid, and said streets, commencing
at the property line, shall be parked gravel.
Eight miles and 2934 feet of
for a distance o f eight feet; sidewalks
of standard concrete formation shall earth road.
Total length of road 18.07 miles.
be laid along each side o f said
| °ld road roller, to
••We are not ready yet to make ! Purchlue P rice of the uew
Thomas Boone was appointed
definite announcement concerning
the time of commencing work on I 8 UPer * ' S 3 f of road district N o. 11
until » successor should be ap
the road,” said Mr. Millis at the
pointed aud duly qualified.
Imperial Hotel yestetdsy,
‘ Is the project a certainty? 1 he
‘‘ Well, we hope something will
he done at an early date in that
regard, hut we are not ready to
announce definite plans at pres
ent,” he said-— Oregonian.
RAILROAD LANDS NOT TO
BE RESTORED TO ENTRY
The following letter from the
| Department of the Interior was
I recently received by the Roseburg
[ land office and was printed in the
i News. It is thought that the same
ruling will apply in the Southern
Pacific and Southern Oregon laud
Perham- has a force
o f several men busy this week re-
Department o f the Interior, Gen
modeliug the upper floor o f the
eral Laud Office, Washington, D.
j C., Mnrch 3, 1911
fw o new rooms, 16 x 16 feet, have
Register and Receiver, Roseburg,
been cut out of the east end of the
main court room; one a jury room
In accordance with departmental
and the other a privata room for the
instructions of February 14, 1911,
judge. A I 2 x i 2 foot skylight is
in tbe matter of tbe suit instituted
being put in the center o f the ceil
by the government against the
ing of the court ronm, prism glass
Oregon and California Railroad
being used in the ceiling and wire
Company et al , to obtain a judicial
glass in the roof.
declaration of forfeiture o f the
The side entrance to the court
company’s grant, you are hereby
room is to be closed aud the main
directed to advise all applicants
doorway will be in the extreme rear
and inquirers for lands involved
o f the room. A vestibule is beiog
in tbe pending litigation that in
built at this entrance.
the event a decision favorable to
The outside doorway to the old
tho government is reudered, upon
jury room has baen cloied and the
the demurrer heretofore argued
entrance is now iusile tho court
and submitted, the lands will not
room, and the partition between it
thereby be restored to settlement
and the waiting room are being
and entry, because under the rules
made sound-proof, as are also the
o f the department, lands covered
walls of the new jury room
by outstanding patents, or other
A corridor lour and one half feet
claims of record, are not subject to
wide has been tsken off the office
other disposition until, UDder the
of tbe County superintendent lead-
, - ..
authority of this office, notation of
tng to a door in the east end ot the
the cancellation of the outstanding
court room, to be used by persons
claim is made on the records of the
having business iuside the tailing.
local land office. It is deemed ad
The room on the opposite side of
visable that you furnish the press
the corridor is for the convenience
with notice of this action as a
of attorneys. Tbe superintendent’s
matter of news, but without ex
office is much smaller than formerly,
pense to to tbe government,
but double doors connect it with
Similnr letters have been sent to
the attorneys’ room, allowing the
the other land offices of the dii-
two' to be thrown into one large
tricts in which lands affected by
room when examinations are in
the suit are located.
The room; will be re tinted, the
8 . V. Proudht.
woodwork re-finished, four new la- ( 8 I” ned)
vatories and toile’s added, a tele
Board of Law Review, by W. B.
phone booth installed on the second
floor, atid a tit v • t h'ndelier for
It appiars that a good many
lighting the court room will be put
people have gained the impression
that as soon as Ibe demurrer is de
cided the land office will accept til
Geo. W. Martin, an old resident ing on the 2,300,000 acres of unsold
here who moved out to Lane coun O. k. C. lands
It is the purpose
ty last summer, is in town this of the government to correct (bis
arrangements t < impression, aud to that end
move back to Coos county.
Mr. letter has been seat to tbe land
Martin says he likes Coos county office.
and Coo* county people best
The demurrer mentioned in the
J B and W . H Meyers were in letter has been argued and the de
from Lee Wednesday, bringing a cision of Judge Wolverton is ex-
wildcat and a panther skin on pected at aDy time.
Last fall the
which they received bounties.
A government gave him an assistant
bounty of $10 for the county and in order that be might devote his
$ n for the state was received for pntire time to the consideration of
This animal came theO. A C . case and therefore his
down from the mountains, during decision is expected now at a very
the snow in January and is said to early date.
have grown fat on
Mast B ros’
It is only during the past year or
' two that the government has under.
CIRCUIT COURT ROOM
The second regular meeting of
commercial club occurred
Monday night in the temporary
quarters o f the club, President R.
H. Mast, presiding.
Most of the evening was devoted
to a gener.u discussion of m Piers
looking to the growth and develop
ment o f Coquille and the Coquille
The bridge site came up again,
aud several who advocated the
Ferry street site previously, stated
that they wouid be willing to ac
cept the site recommended by the
comity court in order to facilitate
Attorneys present gave
it as their opinion that no delay
would be necessary in case of con
demnation proceedings were in
stituted, as the matter to be ad
judicated after the verdict would be
onlv ns to the amount of damages
Tbe idea had prevailed among the
members that possession of pro
perty for building purposes could
not be obtained until the final de
cision of the courts.
The committee on advertising
reported that nothing definite had
been done in getting out advertis
ing matter. It was the sense of the
meeting that a first-class pamphlet
be published, and that no expense
should be spared in compiling ma
terial and insuring mechanical per
W hile the committee is
having this pamphlet published a
small folder will be gotten out for
immediate use, as Secretary Leneve
is badly in need of printed matter
to use in answering inquiries.
After the commercial club ad
journed, a quorum ot the old cham
ber of commerce being present, a
meeting was called by Judge Sperry
and the money remaining in the
treasury’ o f that organization was
voted to be turned over to the
Coquille Commercial Club for ad
The sum in
the treasury is said to be in tbe
neighborhood of $ 8 o or $ 90 .
The next regular meeting o f the streets six leet in width; the next
commercial club will be March 2 7 . eight feet shall be parked, and at
the outside of the parking there
shall be a standard concrete curb
ing; the next nine feet smoothed,
but left with dirt surface and tbe
center of said streets shall have a
road way eighteen feet in width of
Six carloads of timbers for the bitulithic or other hard surfaced
Coquille Lumber company mill had pavement as good.
been received Wednesday, four of
tioned are as follows:
which bad been uuloade I.
First, Second, Third and Fourth
Only one carload of timbéis te-
the Elliott and Notley additions;
mains tc be brought over.
to begin raising tbe Elliott, Henry, Coulter,
framework of the mill the last of Beach, and Collier
this week, but the machinery will south line of Elliot addition and the
not be brought over from the Rey north line of Fourth; Division and
nolds m ill until the sidetrack has Maple in the Notely addition be
tween the south line o f First and
been put in.
the north line of Fouith; Hall,
S- M. Nosier installed a new Taylor and Moulton in the Elliot
four-borse-power gasoliue hoisting addition between the south line of
engine in his warehouse this week, Fourth and tbe north line of Sec
and as soon as his track is put ond, all in the City o f Coquille,
down will be ready for business. Coos county, On gou.
And your petitioners will ever
He also intends to put in gravel
and coal bunkers for the conven pray.
PETITION FOR STREET
TIMBERS FOR MILL
BROUGHT FROM BAY
ience o f those who handle gravel
500 CLUB ENTERTAINED
AT SLAGLE HOME
T w o teachers in the city schools,
Miss Lulu M. Porter and Mrg.
Ella Porter, have handed in their
resignations to the schocl board,
and tbe same were duly accepted by
ihe board a( a meeting Tuesday
Miss Porter, it is understood, re-
s gned on account of poor health,
aud Mrs. Porter in order to be with
Miss Porter is
teaching iD the high school and
Mrs. Porter in the eighth grade.
Miss Maud Miller, of Eugene,
has been secured to teach in tbe
high school next year, but the
board has not as yet hired a teach
er for the eighth grade.
Miller is a graduate of the state
university at Eugene and has had
several years experience in teach
Tbe school board has the appli
cations of teacher^ for the otbar
grades under consideration, and
expect to lie ready to hire all the
teachers for next year in a short
LOGGER KILLED WHEN
ASLFEP ON THE TRACK
Supposed to have been asleep on
tbe track while intoxicated. John
Glenn, a logger employed at the
Smith-Powers camp N o. 2 . was
killed Saturday evening by a work
train. The wheels passed over his
Glenn, who in company with two
other loggers had spent Saturday
afternoon in Marshfield, was said
to have been badly intoxicated.
Late in the afternoon they started
to walk back to camp, the other
two leaving Glenn to come on
It is supposed that he went to
sleep on the track while in a stupor.
As the engine was pushing several
cars ahead there was no chance
for the engineer to see him. The
train was brought to a stop after a
a brakeman felt the car pass over
Deceased was about 40 years
old, and has no relatives in the
Vital statistics (or February show
11 deaths, 21 births and eight mar
riages in the countv. Following
is the record ot deaths as repoited,
date of death and place o f resi.
Erminia Disher, Feb 8 , Ban-
D. Gant, Feb. 10 , Rural.
Henry G. Hathaway, Feb. 10 ,
Infant son ol J. A. Noyes, Ieb .
1 1 , Eastside.
Philo Noifhup, Feb 13 , Myrtle
John Turner, Feb. 14 , Riverton.
Ella Strom, Feb. 17 , Bandon.
Christopher Ledgerwood, Fed.
19 , Bandon.
Andrew Holm, Feb. 24 , 10 miles
southwest of Marshfield.
Henry Baldwin, Feb. 26 , Ban
David Smith, Feb. 28 , Coquille.
Following are the births.
Wm. C. Hyden aud wife, Marsh
field, Feb. 1 , girl.
R. P. Harrington aud
Marshfield, Feb. :,b o y .
A. J. Kjelland and wife, Nor'.h
Bend, Feb. 4 . girl.
Raphael Biasca and wife, Arago,
Feb. 4 , girl.
Ray Dean aud wife, Coquille,
Feb. 5 . boy.
Wm Perry and wife, Bandon’
Feb. 5 , boy.
Jas. Wages and wife, Eastside,
Feb. 6 , girl.
W. B W right and wife, Ken-
tuck Slough, Feb. 9 , girl.
I.,W . Panter and wife, M yrtle
Point., Feb. 1 1 , boy.
D. Davis and wife, Myrtle Point,
Feb. 1 1 , boy.
August Schroeder and wife, M yr
tle Point, Feb. 1 2 , girl.
Geo. Button and wife, Bandon.
Feb. 19 , girl.
L. M. Roberts and wife, Co
quille, Feb 2 1 , girl.
Frank Morgan and wife, Bandon,
Feb. 23 , girl.
Dan R. Lewis and wife, Myrtle
Point, Feb. 29 , girl.
Second Piano Recital.
Pioneer Lady Passes A w a y
Norris C. Morgan and wife, Dan
The second of the series o f four
Death relieved Mrs. Abigial E ll
Creek, Feb. 2 7 , boy.
prize piano concerts will be given iott of her sufferings, Tuesday after
Geo. E. Miller and wile, Ban
by Prof. Henry’s pupils at the Sce noon, at the borne of her grandson,
don, Feb. 28 , girl.
nic on Friday evening, March 2 4 . George Elliott, at Eastside, aged 81
An excellent program, consisting years, 4 montha and 21 days De
oi piano solos, duets, violin solos ceased had been in failing health
and orchestra and vocal selections, for many months aud the end was
has been arranged and the occasion not unexpected. She passed away
will no doubt be a rare treat to surrounded by many relatives, who
music lovers. A couple of moving had ever been present at her bed
Mrs. Stewart Lyons entertained
picture filmi will also be given side to administer to her every
in houor of Mrs. C. J. Fuhrman,
after the music part o f tbe program. want
Deceased was a native of
Each admission ticket entitles the Ohio, her maiden name being Sapp. Friday, March 10.
The bouse was beautifully deco
purchaser 10 a certain number ot In that state she was married to
with Oregon grape, jonquils
votes, which m >y be cast for any Hiram Elliott, who departed this
and potted hyacinths.
pupil for whom the holder desires life a number of years ago.
The afternoon was pleasantly
to vote. A great deal of enthusiasm her husband she crossed the plains
has already developed at M yrtle in ’49. locating in Douglas county, spent in doing needlework.
Refreshments, consisting ol sand
Point, and Coquille people should and coming to Coos bay in 1864.
pickles, coffee and cake
turn out in order to keep the piano Ten children, six of whom are liv
here as well as to enjoy the recital. ing were the fruits of their union were served.
Tue follow ing guests were pres
A large number of Myrtle Point H er death is mourned by numerous
Mesdames J. A. Lamb, Fay
people are planning to attend the relatives and friends. The children
Edward Lorenz, Allen Col
who survive her are William Elliott,
lier, 11. N. Lorenz, Ray Watson,
of Lsnglois, Curry county, and
Fred Slagle, Cbas. Gage. Dave
Mrs. Alice Gall, Milton,
Dollar, L. P. Maury, It. S. Knowl-
J. C. Strong came up from Myrtle
Frank and Edward Elliott, of Coos
ton, J. S. Lawience, W. H . Lyons,
Point Sun lay to get tbe rest of bis
County. Tbe funeral is being con-
Alf. Johnson, E. K. Johnson, W.
things from th= ranch.
! ducted this afteroo m and the re-
The weather has been so favora-
j mains will be laid to rest in Odd
able for work that many of tbe
Fellows’ cemetery in this city.—
Lorenz, Chas. Evelyn, Bert Folsom,
farmers have their plowing about
Ed Gallier, Jas. Thompson, D. D.
Pierce, M. O. Hawkins, Bert Gould,
Several families on Myrtle Creek
To S u p p ort Old Maids.
Oliver Hanford, Cal Slagle, W. C.
have the la grippe since tbe mild
St. Paul, March 11.
Owen, E. M- Lyons, C. J. Fuhr
weather set in.
to use the money collected for the man; Misses Effie Coliier, Mabel
H. G Cameron aud son Todd are
Support of indigent spinster», the
Wilson, and Mary Davenport.
spending a few days with W. A.
i Minnesota legislature is seriously
Fish and family, until Mr. C. gets
considering a bill to impose a tax of
better of bis lameness.
The school board at North Bend
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Crunk, S r, $5 annually upon all male person»
are visiting their daughter, Mrs. above the age of 30 years who are held a special election last Saturday
Albert Rice and trying a change of unmarried, or who cannot prove to allow the voters to
that they are persons of such mor whether or not A, G. Raab should
air for the benefit of their health.
al character as to be unfit for b i retained as superintendent of the
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Appleton
made a trip to tbe South Fork last matrimony. According to the pro North Bend schools for another
week to bring over the household visions of the bill, it will be in force year. The election resulted in a
goods necessary fur a short stay on from aud after February 28, 1912. vote of t i o t o 96 in favor of re
ENTERTAINED IN HONOR
OF MRS. C. J. FUHRMAN
taken to cancel patents and restore
the lands to tbe public domain.
During this period a number of
patents have been cancelled and
Mrs. Fred .Slagle entertained the
the lands opened for entry.
Be members of the Five Hundred club
sides the O. A C. case there are a Tuesday afternoon in houor of
number of cases pending in tbe Mrs. Ward Gage, of Riverton.
federal courts wherein the govern
Several o f the members of the
ment is taking steps to have a club were not present, but enough
number of patents cancelled. After guests were invited for four tables.
a patent is cancelled by the court
The rules of the club were sus
it generally takes two or tim e pended and a prize was given. Mrs,
montha to have proper entries and D. D. Pierce being the winner.
I notations made at Washington and
Salad, wafers, cream cake and
the lands thrown open to entry.
coffee were served.
It has been the policy of the gov
ernment Dotto publish a notice giv
K S. Dow made a short business
ing the date wnen lauds cancelled visit in Coquille Wednesdav. Mr.
by the courts are subject to entry, Dow has purchased the first atito
and therefore tbe only way in which delivery truck to be used on the
taining Snpt. Raab.
the home ranch.
a person can know when they can bay, and will use the same in con-
Dr. G. W. Leslie, osteopathic
tile on such lands is by watching | nection with his wholesale busi-
I f yovr suit is not right you have
F. C. True made a business trip [physician, Eldorado block, Front
the local land office records.
street, Marshfield, Ore.
no right to take it. Jeff D. Wilson.
to Bandon Monday.