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About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 18, 1912)
ROMANCE OF A SHOVEL
fC IT Y *
B A K E R Y
An Id e a T h a t W e n a F o r tu n e F o r a
R a ilw a y L a b o re r.
The simplest labor savlug device may
quite possibly be worth a fortune. Oue
PAUL STEPHAN, Proprietor
m day a good many years ago a number
Biggest loaves and best bread baked in Oregon Be a loaf, three
o f men were at work on tbe roadbed
loaves for 10c. Thirty loaves (or $1.00. Baked at home by a resi-
o f a line o f railway in course of
dent baker. Patronize home, especially when the home product
and Manchester. They were cutting
is the best. The only bakery in Coquille. Bread cheaper than
i through a hill and moving the material
you can bake it yourself. Delicious fruit cake at 40c a pound.
by loosening it with picks, shoveling
. it into barrows and wheeling it away.
I The shovels they were using were
REMEMBER THE PLACE
known as Irish shovels, with a square
cornered blade about fifteen inches
long. The work progressed but slow
ly, and tbe subcontractor In charge re
buked his workmeu for not making
quicker progress. One o f them replied
that if be would grind off the corners
o f the shovels It would be easier to get
them Into tbe earth, and, consequently,
they would be able to work mors
The contractor ridiculed the iden.
which he considered a piece o f inso
lence on the part o f tbe workman, but
the navvy was quite in earnest and not
easily discouraged. When the work
Remember we are still giving a good double
was completed be discussed tbe mat
disc grapbopbone record when your cash
ter with a friend o f his at Sheffield,
who persuaded an Ironmonger he knew
purchase amounts to $5.00, by the payment
to make a dozen or so as an experi
of 35 cents extra. A good assortment to
ment The tools were offered to n
large contractor, who promised to let
select from. A full and complete line of
some o f bis men use the new shovels
Staple and Fancy Groceries, Flour, Feed,
and report results.
About a week afterward the con
Lard, Etc. See us before buying E con om y
tractor returned with the Information
that bis men were fairly quarreling as
to who should use the new tools, some
arriving to work a quarter of an hour
before time in order to be there first
when the tool box was opened. The
navvy's suggestion had proved a good
one. A patent was secured and an
agreement made between the navvy,
the manufacturer and the contractor.
When the navvy died he left a fortuno
of over £05,000, the proceeds from roy
R. E.SHINE, Vlae Pros alties on the manufacture o f shovels
». J. SHERWOOD Prs*.
under his patent.—Pearson’s Weekly.
l . H. HAZARD, Cashier
Bread Shipped Anywhere In The County
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DOUBLE DISC RECORD
FIR ST N A T IO N A L B A N K
o p C O g U lü h l, ORBOOH.
T ra n sa c ts
G en eral B a n k in g B u sin e ss
■sard t f Dlraalara.
R. 0. Dement,
A. J. Sherwood,
National Bank o Commerce, New York Ci
L. H. Hazard, j Crocker Woolworth N’ lBank, San Franci
R.E. Shine. ! First Nat’l Bank of Portland, Portland.
J. H. OERDING
MANUFACTURER AND D EALER IN
LUMBER, LATIIS, SHINGLES
MOULDING, CEMENT BRICKS
AN D BLOCKS, SAND AN D
G R A V E L ................................... ....
C O Q U IL L E ,
Lump $4.oo Per Ton
( D E LIV E R E D . )
C O Q U IL L E , O R E .
P H O N E M A IN 9 3
OLD R E L IA B L E -E Q U IP P E D
A L W A Y S ON TIME
Sails from Coos Bay every Saturday at service of tide.
Sails from Portland every Tuesday at 8 p .m .
PAUL L STERLING, Agent
Phone Main 181
ROSEBUKd- MYRTLE POINT STAUE LIMI
L. LA IR D , Proprietor.
Loaves Myrtle Point daily at 8 o ’ clock
p. m.| carrying mail and passengers.
Arrives at Roseburg following evening.
Stage leaves Roseburg daily at at 6 a.
m. Special rigs for parties at any time.
Laird’s Livery Barn, Myrtle Point
H o m e T e le p h o n e 461.
Farmers Telephone 156
VON PEG ERT
C. I. RIME
A n d t h . Q u e s tio n o f P r o lo n g in g L i f o to
I t . U tm o st L im it .
Even the lengthening o f a man’s life
by a day may make death easier by
giving him the opportunity o f soothing
a guilty conscience, o f signing a will,
o f redressing an Injustice, o f healing a
breach o f friendship the memory of
which might lmbltter another life, of
saying farewell to a son or daughter
who had come in haste from a great
distance. Any one who has seen death
beds knows how anxieties o f this sort
may darken the last hours and how
their removal may reconcile tbe suffer
er to death
It seems to us that this
talk o f tbe right to die and the wrong
doing o f doctors In seeking to prolong
a life that Is hanging by a thread
springs from the unwholesome senti
mentalism and the inevitable accom
paniment o f selfishness which are
among the unhappy notes of the pres
To the older writers the death agony
was the final struggle o f the soul leav
ing the body, and by a confusion of
thought due to tbo acquired meaning
o f the word it has come to be general
ly believed that the partlDg of tbe spir
itual from the material part o f man is
painful. Those whose lot It has been
to stand at many deathbeds know that
this Is not the case. Sir William Osier
says that he has careful records of
about (100 denthbeds, studies! particu
larly with reference to the modes of
dying aDd the sensntions o f the dyiDg.
O f these ninety suffered bodily pain or
distress o f one sort or nnother, eleven
showed mental apprehension, two pos
itive terror, one expressed spiritual ex
altation. one bitter remorse. The great
majority gave no sign one way or the
other.—British Medical Journal.
The Farm B u ild in g s .
The progressive farmer Is always
building or improving his buildings.
He may not increase bis equipment
beyond the proper limits o f his busi
ness, but he is constantly on tbe look
out for some profitable improvement.
For a man of this kind the more per
manent building materials always have
8 t o r y o f a n E n g lis h m a n • B a n
q u e t In E g y p t .
FEAT OF A MACGREGOR.
W o n d e rfu l P h y s ic a l S tr e n g t h T h a t W e e
U se d to Good P u rp o s e .
W e Do Up Ladies’ Waists
Just as they would have them. They
come back to you new and dainty as
they were when you first bought them.
If you would know what perfect laun
dry work is send us your washables.
We handle the most delicate articles
without injury and launder them
Try us this week and
you’ll be a regular customer thereafter.
Coquille Laundry & Ice Co.
TEACH THE YOUNGSTER
To save and it will be one of tlie most valuable lessons
he will ever learn. W hy not open an account in his
name with the Savings Department of the Farmers &
Merchants Bank. Then give lum the book and let
him see how money in the bank makes more money.
In years to come he will thank you for tint lesson.
Farmers & Merchants Bank
The Wonderful Beacon
Wonderful because it produces a brilliant, steady white
light of 100 candle power, excelled only by sunlight. Burns
com mon kerosene or coal oil.
C O ST S O N L Y O N E C E N T F O R S I X I IO C R S
The Beacon Lamp produces a light many times brighter
than gas or electricity at only one-aixth to one-tentn the
cost. The safest, best and most economical lamp known.
----- ----------------------------- Easy to operate. Has no equal for
a reading, sewing or study lamp. .Brightens the home and
makes evening reading and sewing a pleasure, Relieves
eyestrain so common when poor lights are used.
F A Y S F O R IT S E L F IN S A Y IN G O IL
The Beacon appeals to every person who considers econ
omy and desires the best light modern science canproduce.
No odor. No noise. Safe, simple and clean. IT CANNOT
EXPLODE. THERE 18 ONLY ONE BEACON. Insist on
having it. Tho name is on every burner.
D iv i d e your L ig h t B i l ls b y S ix . L e t us S h o w You the Beacon.
H O M E SU PPLY C O .,
FOB SALE BY
MRS. CHARLES H ELLER, McKtNLEY, COOS COUNTY, OREGON
C h a r le s R e a d , a s H . A t« .
One o f tho strangest men In regard
to his diet was Charles Rcade. Writ
lng about his meals at the Garrick
club, one o f his friends placed one of
his menus on record: "H e took a cauli
flower. flanked by a Jug of cream, ns
first course and n great salad to follow,
washed down by curious drinks o f the
shandy gaff order. He would drink
coffee associated with sweets, black
pudding and toasted cheese to the
amazement o f any onlooker.”
A C o m fo rta b le R o ll.
There Is a Philadelphia sporting man
who Is famous for the roll he always j
carries. Another man said to him one |
“ I suppose In strange hotels you al
ways put your roll under your pillow, j
“ No; oh. no.” said the sporting man
“ I couldn’t sleep with my head so
He Moved Away.
There was a merchant In our town
who was not wondrous wise; he vow
ed that be could get along nnd never ;
advertise. Ills rivals now are all con
vinced that* advertising pays, for he :
was forced to get along In less than j
ninety days.—Chicago Journal.
Happiness and misery are the names [
o f two extremes, the utmost bounds
whereof we know o»t — Loot*.
FOLEY S HONEY AND TAR COMPOUND
If you are looking for a eoaey 1
modern home close to Coquille this
is a reliable family medicine. (Jive
is It. Owner must sell. Price is so
Manufacturers o f
it to your children,and take it your-j
low and Oh well what’s the use of
The Celebrated Bergmann Shoe self when you feel a cold coming on. j
leading, just call on the Cooa C o l-,
Tho Strongest and Nearest Water
lection Co. and they will tell you
o o f sh o e m ade fo r lo g g e r « , m iners | » cl*ecb8 *»«* curp8 c o u Khs nnti
rolda and croup ami prevents bron
prospectors and mill men.
Cenarmi Rlarksmithing, Wagon Making, Machine Work, Pattem Makir.g all about the three acres o f fine
and pneumonia. For sale by
21 Thurman Street
an4 Casting. Automobile Work a Specialty.
P o r t l a n d , O r io o n .
C. J. Fuhrman.
house, good sidewalk etc.
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Neglect In This Matter Results
In Serious Loss.
The Name of Arizona.
Arizona, probably Arizonac in Its
original form, was the native and
probably I’ lma name of the place—of a
hill, valley, stream or some other local
feature—just south of the modern
boundary, in the mountains still so
called, on the headwaters o f the
stream flowing past Sarlc, where the
famous Planchas de Plata mine was
discovered In the middle of the eight
eenth century, the name being first
known to tbe Spaniards In that con
nection and being applied to the min
ing camp or real de mlnas. The abori
ginal meaning o f the term is not
known. Tbe name should probably be
written and pronounced Arlsona, as
our English sound o f r. does not occur
In Spanish.—II. H. Bancroft, “ History
o f the Pacific States."
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GLEAN AND Oil
THE FARM HARNESS
A v o id M u s ty G r a in .
G r im
Sir William MacGregor was the her»
o f such an adventure as one expects
ordinarily to read about only lu fiction
o f a certain hue.
The steamship Syria, with a lot ot
Indian coolies ou board, struck on a
rock about twelve hours from Suva,
the capital o f Fiji.
Successful D a ir y in g .
Dr. MacGregor, then acting colonial
Some people have an idea that the secretary, organized a relief expedl
only way to make dairying profitable tion, clambered over a broken mast
is to havo every possible contrivance that was the only path to the emi
that one can think of. This is hardly grants and again nnd again returned
right or just. Many a man has been with a man or woman on his back
a successful dairyman with a limited and sometimes a child, held by its
clothes between his teeth.
A man o f vast physical strength.
The Winter Cow.
MacGregor wanted It all for hla final
Fall nnd winter is the great harvest
feat. Down below on the reef was a
time for butter fat. T<» be sure it costs woman who had fallen overboard, had
a little more to produce it at this time,
got at the spirits and was mad with
but the price is so much better that
drink. The captain o f the ship nnd n
there is no question as to the advisa
police officer who had gone after her
bility of the winter cow.
were being swept out to sen.
Gregor slid down a rope, caught the
knot o f the woman’s hair In his teeth
and with his bands seized the two men
and dragged them both Into safety
He went back to Suva In a borrowed
suit of pajamas, having left nil Ills
clothes and a good deal of his skin on
the coral reef.
Modest, like many heroes, Mac
Gregor left himself out of bis own re
port, and It was from the governor
that the queen first heard the whole
There is no economy In feeding min-
Mrs llenharo—Before you married ! ty grain o f any kind to the chickens,
even If It can be had for n quarter o f
me you said that I was n queen Bee
ham—Well. I no longer believe In a I he price o f good grain. The fowls
will cat it If other food Is wit ibrld.
monarchical form o f governmenL-
but It is not good for them.
THE PAUSE AT DINNER.
How completely lu any dome.in-
emergency the master can , 011 m on
bis Berber servants Is Illustrated i»y
tills grim anecdote from Mrs K I.
Butcher’s book. “ Egypt ns We Knew
Winter Feed For Fowls.
1L” An Englishman of very high rank
From now on all the feed the fowls In the Egyptian service wished to give
get must be provided for them. They In Ills own house a dinner party to the
will need grain food, green food and prime minister and other Egyptluu
unluial food The grain fodd Is easily and English notubles. He was a bach
i procurable, provided you have the elor and did not often entertain, hut
i price. For green food lay lu a supply he spoke to his servants and told them
that he particularly wished the dlnuer
o f second growth clover bay or al
to be successful.
falfa. When scalded this Is almost as
The Egyptian, or. rather, Berber,
I good as green clover, and the birds are servant has a quick sense for the lion |
! fond o f It. The problem o f supplying or o f "our bouse," as every good serv
uuimul food is easily solved. Buy a ant calls his master’s abode
So the j
green hone cutter, get hones from the servants bestirred themselves, and the
butcher and grind them up. If you guests sat down to an excellent din
I cuDuot afford the hone cutter get the ner beautifully served.
bones and boll them, making a soup
Good fish succeeded good soup, nnd
wherewith to moisten nnd mash feed. then there was a pause. The host
Tbeu cut up the hones with nil ax or talked his best, but began to feel nerv
a maul, lu addition to the above, sup ous. However, after a delay hardly
ply grit, charcoal and clean water, nnd long enough to attract the notice of |
fo u r hens ought to lay all winter.— the guests the even procession of dish
es began again, and tbe evening was
T h e E a r l y L a y in g P u lle t s .
After the guests had departed the
It woulu be a good idea to watch host said a word o f praise to his head
the early hatched pullets aud mark servant and theD remarked:
those that lay the earliest. The pul
“ By the way, there was rather 11
lets that lay first and longest are ideal long wait after the fish. Why was
breeders from which to establish a that?"
prolific laying strain. Keep all such
“ May It please your excellency, the
pullets nnd In the hatching season give cook died o f cholera.”
their eggs to some good brood hen and
keep the strongest o f the chicks. When
But Investigation put tbe fact he
they have reached maturity It must be yond a doubt The cook, attacked nt
remembered that the males as well a9 the last moment, but anxious for the
the females come from a laying strain. honor o f the house, had worked on
In mating them the following year till he fell dead at his post, and Ids
cull out all the poor layers and In a body had been then hastily laid aside,
few j'ears you will have a strain of and the marmiton finished the cooking
heavy layers that will be a source of
I learned this story after the Eug
pleasure and profit to you. It is only lishman had left the country. I never
by selection of the best aud the elimi heard that any o f the guests suffered
nation of the poorest that the differ or even knew what had happened
ent strains of i>oultry can be Improved.
If any farmer will stand ul .1 large
milk receiving depot or other point
where furmers' teams usseinble he
will probably he struck to note how
few of the horses have clean, well
kept harness. The harness in mnny
cases looks as If It had never been
cleaned for months. Considering the
C h i n e s . C r im i n a l L a w .
rise In the prices o f nil good harness
Curiously like tbe Mosaic and R o and the cheapness of good harness
man customs, the fixed laws o f China composition nnd oil. It Is n good In
are carved in stone and set up in the vestment to buy a small stock of
streets. Chinese criminal law, which these preparations and apply to the
Is founded on the “ Chau Kung.” or harness once a week.
ritual of Chau. Is based upon the ac
A single set of harness can be oiled
cused confessing, and no punishment over with n brush In half an hour. It
can ensue until this Is brought about.
Is not necessary to open up all the
Before the condemned are decapitated
buckles every time ns the oil enn be
they ure offered all the sarasehu they
well worked In with the brush. By
desire to drink, and lu most cases they
doing this the harness Is always In a
are allowed to choose whether they
soft, pllnhle condition nnd can he
will ride in a ricksha or be carried in
easily nltered for different horses In
a sedan.—J. S. Thomson’s “ The Chi
a few minutes Instead o f having to
wrestle with dry, hard straps In
buckles nnd having the leather crnck-
S e v e rin g O ld T ie s .
By going over
Willie was sent out by his mother to lng In many places.
the woodshed to saw and split some the harness every week small repairs
stove wood out o f a pile o f old railroad can be detected nnd made before they
Any mnn who uses a
ties. Going outdoors shortly after, she go too far.
found the youth sitting on the saw knife to make a hole In harness should
horse with Ills bead bowed down In his he made to buy a new strap or keep
bands, She nsked her hopeful why he tbe lenther punch handy.—Rural New
didn’t keep at his work.
“ My dear mother," he replied with
M a k in g S u g a r C u re d H a m .
much feeling, “ I find It so hard, so very
The following recipe for the making
hard, to sever old ties.” —Llppineott’s.
o f sugar cured ham has been used for
fifteen yenrs by W. C. Hutchison, un
P le n t y o f P u rp o s e .
til recently president o f the Missouri
“ I have here a poem.”
"Is It a poem o f any serious pur- state board o f agriculture: To 100
jose?” Inquired the editor o f the High- pounds o f meat use 40 pounds o f com
mon salt. 10 pounds Orleans sugar. 4
’’It is. sir. It was written to pay my pounds block pepper, 3 pounds saltpe
board bill with.” —Kansas City Jour ter and half n pound o f cayenne pett
ier. Mix thoroughly, then rub half the
mixture on tbe ment, let tt lay for
tw o weeks, then nib on tbe remain
H u m i lit y .
If thou wouldst find much favor der. after which let It lay for four
and peace with God and man be very weeks, then hang and smoke, fatter
wrap in newspapers, sack nnd hang in
low in tblne own eyes. Forgive thy
self little and others much.—Archbish n cool, dark place.
H is P r o t e s t.
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ight th r e e vital reasons
why the General Electric
M azda L am p should make
them have their house, store,
office or factory wired.
The G -E
Lam p gives nearly th r e e
t im e s the lig h t of the
ordinary carbon incandes
It costs n o m o r e to burn.
T h e q u a lit y of light
white ]¡¡>ht like sun rays.”
* vastly superior—a clear
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high- matk i t the evolution of incandescent electric lighting.
It blend* inventive triumph and manufacturing skill— and
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