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About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (March 28, 1912)
R E.SHINE,jriM Pré»
A J. SHERWOOD Pr«».
I. N. HAZARD, C llh ie r
A BOY AND
0. C SANFORD, Ai»t. C«»hl«r
FIR ST N A T IO N A L B A N K
C O Q U IU K iB , O R B O O fl.
T r a n s a c t s a G en eral B a n k in g B u sin e ss
By JOHN L. PURDY
My cousin Bertha and I were brought
Up together. Wben by the death o f my
H. O. Dement,
A . J. Sherwood,
mother 1 was left an orphan my aunt
Crocker Woolworth N 'I Bank. San Francl
L. H. Hazard,
took me to live with her. 1 was then
Firat Nat'l Bank of Portland, Portland.
K.E . Shine
I aaiah" Hacker,
a lad of ten. Bertha a year younger.
I was too much o f u boy to appreciate
Bertha, having very little use for girls
and setting great store by football,
baseball, tennis and kindred games. I
have a photograph of her when she
was fifteen, and when I look at that
charming tittle face with those maiden
ly eyes 1 wonder how I could have
been indifferent to her.
Bertha seemed to like to be with
me. She was always glad wben it
stormed so hard that 1 couldn't play
outdoor games and was obliged to stay-
in tbe bouse and play dominos or
checkers with her, games 1 considered
very dull. And when 1 was kept in
on account of soma indisposition she
would sit by my lounge or my bed or
whatever I rested on nod read to me. It
did not occur to me I » be grateful for
this. I simply regarded it as a very
natural thing that the inferior being,
girl, should minister to the superior
I remember that though manly in
somo things I was lnezpressably weak
in others. I regret to say that it usual
ly took me from half to three-quarters
o f an hour to get a dose o f medicine
Into my stomach. Threats, contempt,
Irony, were insufficient to put enough
courage Into me for the purpose. On
one occasion, after being alternately
bribed and threatened to no purpose.
I finally made up my mind to have the
thing over with and took the dose
down at a gulp. When a little later I
was asked i f I had taken It Bertha,
who was sitting beside me, said, “ Yes.
and he took It very well too.”
That was the first realization I had
that there was anything admirable in
a girl. Indeed, I was very much
ashamed o f myself and just n trifle
Feed, Flour, Hay, Fresh Fruits and
grateful to Bertha for standing up for
me who didn't deserve anything but a
Vegetables, Agents DeLaval Seperators.
Freight and Ticket Agents Steamers
As we grew older I camo to consider
myself a sort o f protector to Bertha,
Fifield, Bandon and Alliance. Coal Oil,
looking upqn her as something very
weak that needed something very
Gasoline and Distillate Always on Hand.
strong to keep her out o f trouble or
danger, I didn’t know- exactly what.
The truth Is that Bertha didn't need
my strong arm at all, while I needed
a certain moral courage there was in
her very much.
Then I went away to boarding
school, and when I returned at six
teen it occurred to me for the first
time that Bertha was rather a pretty
girl. I felt Just a little proud o f her
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and wouldn’t mind somo o f my boy
friends seeing her. When two years
later I brought one o f my classmates
home -with me there was something
about the admiration he expressed for
her that annoyed me exceedingly.
After that instead o f wishing my
friends to see her I preferred that
they keep away. In fact, I was mean
enough not to invite them to my home.
One Christmas while I was at col
lege some one gave Bertha an es
critoire. When I came home for the
M AN U FACTU R E R AND D EALER IN
spring recess she was wearing a tiny
gold plated key on a narrow velvet
ribbon about her neck. I asked tier
what the key unlocked, and she said
it wns a drawer in her desk. I asked
her what that drawer contained that
was so precious, and for reply she
gave me only a blush.
This was worse than Introducing a
C O Q U IL L E ,
O R E G O N (>< friend and enduring his admiration
of her. Some fellow had been snoop
ing around, and I wished to know
who he was. O f course I didn't want
Bertha for myself. I had seen sev
eral girls while at eollege who could
cut a much finer swath than she.
But what business had any other man
to come Into the house, and—well, it
wns dead wrong.
When I returned the next June a
graduate I found that Bertha liad not
only budded, but bloomed. She was
past twenty. She still wore the key.
t didn't see any fellow hanging round
her, but supposed tliat he was some
1 was dishonorable
enough to lay plnns to get into the
treasure drawer and lenrn who lie was
One day I saw Bertha's desk standing
open, and on the blotter she used to
write on was the little key. I knew
The auperior strength and durability of the Remington ami its greater
I had no business to pry Into her a f
reliability under every condition of service have always been recog
fairs, but either I did not realize what
n contemptible thing it wns to do or
I wns too deeply interested to refrain
In addition, every contribution to recent typewriter improvement has
from obeying the dictates of jeal
been a Remington contribution. The FIRST COLUMN SELECTOR,
ousy. 1 took up the key and. insert
the FIR ST B U ILT-IN DECIM AL TABULATOR, and the FIRST
lug it In the lock, opened the treasure
ADDING AND SUBTRACTING T Y P E W R IT E R are four recent
drawer. On the top o f what was in it
Remington improvements, every one of which constitutes a mile stohe
was the rascal's photograph, but tn an
in typewriter progress.
envelope. I could feel It. I yielded to
temptation nnd took It out. It was my
own picture taken when between boy
Investigating further, I found a scrap
'e t o v f n
cf my writing and on rending It rec
ognized something complimentary I
had written her ten years before.
From nil overweening conceit I drop
ped Into a bottomless pit of unworthl-
ness So great wns the change that It
was a long while before I could screw
up my courage to tell Bertha I loved
her. But when I recovered in.v equa
nimity I regained my rascality. I told
her that 1 hail loved her ever since
she was a little girl.
After all. it doesn’t do for a man to
break a woman’s idol. When 1 was a
boy without enough pluck to take a I
dose o f castor oil she regarded me as
a young god.
Why undeceive her! ]
She would find It all out after mar j
Board o f Dlroctoro.
Nosier S t Norton
And Wholesale Merchants
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J. H. OERDING
LUMBER, LATHS, SHINGLES
MO U LT ) ING, CEM EN T BR ICKS
AND BLOCKS, SAND AM D
Every Factor of
Belongs to th j
For B stta r Things.
Troubles are often the tools by which
Ood fashions us for better things.—
Henry Ward Beecher.
Th* Opsn D oor.
Lady (to new servant)—1 do not tol
erate gossip, but i f you know any in
teresting news you may tell me!
Idle M o n e y
How the Jewels
By EDNA G. WHITNEY
Hsr Se cre t.
Mr. Jones-Mary, can a woman keep
anything to herself? Mrs. Jones—Yes;
“ There’s a good deal of blundering
her private opinion of her husband.
In your business, isu’t thereV* 1 said
W ith o u t tho S ile n ce .
to Leonard Kelp, a detective of high
Snacks- Did your wife's mother treat I standing.
you with silent scorn? Jacks- No such
“ Well, I reckon I ’ve done my share
luck. She Just treated me with scorn.
of it.” he replied. “ The crooks study
to boat us and we study to beat them
It’s to be expected that we’ll get the
A Cheshire acre Is 10,210 squure
worst of it sometimes. It’s like other
yards, while the area o f ail Irish acre
things one has to learn, a matter of ex
Is 7,840 square yards.
perience. When 1 begun 1 got fooled
lots o’ times. The trouble with me was
Jamaica, discovered in 1104 by Co that I was too smart."
lumbus, was originally called Xayma-
“ Tell me about one of your curious
ca (land o f wood and wuter.)
“ One I had only a few years ago bad
Great B ritain 's W h e a t.
some points o f interest In It. W e got
On an average Great Britain yields
an anonymous letter stating that the
thirty buslu-ls of wheat per acre un
butler and lady’s maid at a swell bouse
der each crop
in a suburban town would ruu away
on a certain night carrying a lot of
Flgg—What do you do when your plunder in Jewels with them. We were
w ife tells you about her first husband? cautioned, however, uguiust giving
away the information. All we were ex
pected to do was to be on band and
On the Trail.
"Poes your fiance know your age, take ’em in when they started out.
“ Well, 1 concluded to go by the let
"Well — partly.” — Fliegende
ter I received. It’s best not to take a
matter of that kind into your own
hands lest you spoil it all. We went
An editor said o f a certain local pol to the place an hour before the expect
itician: "W e will not call him ail nss. ed exit and waited till an hour after
We will print Ids speech.”
the time. I was getting pretty tired
nnd was about to give it up, thinking
“ What a fault finder Jones Is! And the case was one of those bits of false
he used to have such a contented dis information detective agents get so
much of, when I saw a figure moving
position before lie was married.”
along the side of the house staggering
"Yes. 1 heard his w ife say she had under something. I couldn’t tell what.
married him to reform him."—Houston Getting nearer, I saw him put a ladder
up to one of the back windows, then
throw a handful of gravel against the
Experience or Reminiscence.
The Author's Wife - How can you
“ I waited and in a few miuutes saw
write an up to date sea story when something white waving in the win
you haven’t been on the water for dow. The sash had been put up. but
years? The Author—Well. I ’ ve been so carefully that I hadn’t heard any
married for twenty years, and yet I noise. The next thing I could distin
can write a love story.—Life.
guish was something dark coming
down the ladder, but it was so dark I
couldn’t see things continuously.
Kept Tab on Him.
“ Don't you feel sort of lost when heard a slight sound, which I judged to
your wife is away, Bobby?” asked Bil- be the ladder removed from under the
window, then saw’ or heard nothing
“ Yes, I do." said Bobby, “ but I doiVt more till tw*o figures passed within a
worry about It Maria is u pretty siff- few j-ards of where I was standing be
hind a tree. I followed in their wake,
cessful detective.”—Harper’s Weekly.
nnd W’hen they got out in the road I
could see that they were a man and a
The Spires of Life.
Many men build as cathedrals were woman, the man carrying a suit case.
“ They took the direction of the rail
built—tho part nearest the ground fin
way station, and when they readied
ished. but that part which soars to-
the street leading down to it they di
wurd heaven, the turrets and the
verged, and I knew just what they
spires, forever incomplete. — Henry
were going to do. There w’as only one
train leading into the city at that hour
of the night, and they had timed their
Serious Trouble In Court.
exit to take it.
“ What's the trouble?" inquired the
“ They reached the station tea min
utes before the schedule time for the
"Tills lady lawyer wants to make a train, and I went up on to the plut-
motion." explnlucd the clerk, "but her form ns though intending to take the
gown is too tight.” —Kansas City Jour train myself. I made up my mind as
soon as I looked at them that I had a
slick pair to deal with. They were
made up first class. No one would
A Regular Solomon.
Old Gentleman—Which one of my ever have taken the butler for any
daughters do you wish to marry? thing, but a gentleman, and the maid
Young Man—Oh. just let them fight it must have been prettier than her mis
tress. They were botli in traveling rig,
out among themselves, sir, and I'll take
and, though they probably had on their
the one that tints up the poorest fight,
master’s and mistress’ clothe«, their
costumes fitted perfectly.
“ I thought it best to take them in
before the train came along, so I w*alk-
Merchant (to clerk whom he has ed up to them and said to the man,
caught kissing bis typewriter)—Do I ‘I ’ll trouble you for that suit case.’
pay you ro kiss m<’ typewriter, sir? There was a scene, o f course, but I
Clerk—There is no need, sir. I ’m will had an assistant ready and called him.
ing to do it for nothing.—London Tele I took the suit case from the hands of
the butler and demanded tho key. lie
gave it to me at once, and, opening the
case, there, sure enough, w’ere the jew
els mixed in with women’s lingerie.
K IN D W O R D S .
“ ‘ See here,’ said the fellow’, ‘this is
A word of kindness is seldom
a robbery at an unfrequented railway
spoken in vain, while witty sayings
station at midnight. Now’, I ’ll make
are as easily lost as pearls slipping
you an offer. We are eloping, nnd I ’ve
from a broken stream.— Prentice.
got a hundred dollars in my pocket
I’ll give you rather than lie exposed.
Let us go with our property nnd the
money is yours.’
“ I laughed at him. telling him that 1
had been informed of the ‘elopement’
and was not to be fooled by his story
The lady’s maid wns about to go into
hysterics when two girls and two fel
low’s rushed out from a dark corner,
one of the girls shouting: ’It’s all right.
Mr. Detective. I put up a joke on
them. 1 wrote that letter, knowing
they were going to elope, but 1 didn't
C. A. IIA M U N G T O N , P ro p .
know’, Kit. you'd take it so hard.’
“ She put her arms around the elop !
ing girl nnd tried to quiet her. which
was no easy job. The groom looked
as thouirh he would like to kill this
jokiug friend who had brought her
friends with her to see the fun.
“ As soou as I saw that it was a
genuine elo[ eutent. with a frolic of
youngsters added. I took the matter
in good part, pronounced it a capital
joke and interceded with the bride and
groom for the Joker's forgiveness. She
was the bride's sister, and it wns all
in the family. Rut there wasn't much
time to make up, for the train wills
tied and in a few’ moments pulled up
to the station. The elopers got aboard,
and the young scamps who had played
the Joke fired n volley o f rice nnd old
shoos at them as the train pul Uni out
“ That’s the biggest sell on me 1 ever
had in this detective business “
“ It was a pretty serious joke to play,
wasn’ t it V”
“ Serious! Did you ever hear of a
: madcap like that taking any
thing seriously? That girl v.ou'iln’t
stop at anything. And It’s all r glit
too They get Into the serious busi
ness of life soon enough The hare
to crowd the fun i*»to u mighty few*
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The service an engine will give
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quality o f its material and workman
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the thickness o f its thinnest casting, the size o f its balance wheels
and the strength o f its various parts. Upon the size and strength
o f these parts depend the service you w ill g e t fro m the engine
and it also determines the total weight o f the engine. In deter
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as you do when you sell your hogs, pork is worth so much
p er pound.
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