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About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (July 4, 1912)
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T he C oquille H erald
C O Q U I L L E , C O O S C O U N T Y , O R E G O N , T H U R S D A Y , J U L Y 4,
N O . 43
m y pays
' MANY BILLS
STREET WORK TAKES CASH
Mayor Morrisoa Makes Municipal Matten More
— Recorder Lawrence Lively and
Loyal at His Labor
The regular meeting of the city
council was held Monday evening,
July t, 19 12 , all councilmen and
officers being present with the ex
ception of Councilman Leach and
Minutes of previous meeting read
The bond of W. J. Longston,
covering B street sewer, in the sum
of $500 with J. A. Lamb as surety,
An ordinance authorising the
arection oi a warehouse upon the
new high water wharf constructed
by S. S. Sherwood, was passed
under an emergency clause.
Propositions were received from
the following parties offering prop
erty upon which to erect a city hall:
Charles C. Evland and wife the
property occupied by the Tuttle
hotel $ 5,500
George F. Peoples, the Charles
Watkins’ property, corner Second
and Hall streets, $ 2 , 500 .
Mrs. Barbara Dean, the lot upon
which is located the old Herald
buildeng, $ 1 , 800 .
J. P. Messer, lots on B and Sec
ond streets, 100 feet deep, $ 3 , 000 .
W. C. Hose, a tract 65 feet on
Hall and 95 feet on Second in
Elliott’ s addition $ 2 , 950 ; a tract
70 feet by 95 feet as aforesaid
$ 2 , 950 ; a parcel 130 feet upon Hall
street and 95 feet on Second,
$ 4 . 500 -
The following bills were allowed.
P. M. Hall-Lewis, city engineer 4125 00
John Hurley, night marshal
8 . M. Nosier, tire chief ..........
Perry E. Lawrence, chainman
Pacific Stationery and Ptg. Co. 90 00
Coquille Herald, letter heads
Coquille River Elec. Co., lights 103.50
J. B. Pointer, hauling lumber....
J. A. Lamb A Co., nails, etc....
Coquille M. A M. Co., Lumber
C. L. Samson, labor.................
W. J. Longston, work on wharf
C. A. Evernde-, hand saw____
Sentinel, notices, etc...............
A. F. Bergon, water supt.........
Perry F,. Lawrence, chainman . 11 50
W. J. Longston, laying pipe
Ted Tozier, labor on piledriver
Bert Wilson, labor piledriver ....
J. 8 . Lawrence.money advanced
W. H. Mansell, draying..........
J. A. Lamb, water pipe............ 222 50
W. F. Keller, team work .......
D. V. Epperson, labor..............
C. L. Sampson, labor................
Phil Keeline, labor...................
M. P. Trans. Co., freight.........
Pioneer Hardware Co., supplies 25 00
A. F. Bergon, labor piledriver
J. A. Collier, supt. street work 169 00
Coq. M. A M.Co., lumber wharf 45 72
W. F. Keller, labor on wharf.... 65 20
Elmer Drane, piling................. 199 85
P. E. Lawrence, paving ..........
W. J. Longston, paving..........
Coquille M. A M. Co., lumber
W. F. Keller, paving .............. 34 25
Sentinel, sewer notice..............
The meeting adjourned.
MARSHFIELD MEN SQUAT
ON DISPUTED TIMBER
Several Marshfield men have
squatted on valuable land which
they claim is open to entry. This
land is north ol Coos Bay and in
cludes some valuable timber. Ore
gon and California railroad scrip
has been placed on the land but the
squatters say they have learned
that the homesteaders will be given
preference and they are taking up
the places and building their houses
and otherwise improving. Some of
these same men recently won in a
contest with one of the railroad
companies in homestead suits and
compromised by selliug their relin
quishments for several thousand
dollars each. They still bold their
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For soreness of the muscles, whether
induced by violent exercise orinjury,
there is nothing lietter than Chamber
lain's Liniment. This liniment also re
lieves rheumatic pains. For sale by
W. H. NOSLER BUILT THE
FIRST ROUSE IN COQUILLE
W . H. Nosier visited the Herald
office the oilier day and informed
ns that he built the first bouse in
Coquille in 1872 , a small residence
on B street which still stands not
tar from where it was originally
constructed. It was built as a place
of abode while putting up a hotel
the same year on the ground now
occupied by the Baxter. The old
pioneers have a just ptide in refer
ring to the improvements made by
them, and particularly is it true of
thosi who first carved out the for
est and built habitations therein.
Mr. Nosier told of several pioneers
who followed him in settling Co
quille, some of whom are credited
with being the first, but it is a mis
take. We are pleased to be placed
right upon this important matter
regardiug the history of our city,
and in none have we more faith
and confidence in knowledge gain
ed upon this matter than in our
fYiend and first pioneer, W . H.
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George Leach, manager of the
Coquille Band, received a telegram
Monday last from the P»xley &
Lauder Comedy show people that,
ow'ug to two principal performers
being down with ptomaine poison,
the date for their play here of “ A
Wife Wanted” would be deferred
for one week. Tuesday evening,
July 9 , is the date named and the
Heazlet Theatre the place where
the king ol laughter will reign. Ad
mission 75 and 50 cents; children
25 cents. Reserved seats may be
obtained at Fuhrman’s Pharmacy,
Monday evening, July 1 .
Bays the Best Stock
L A. Roberts of Myrtle Point
recently purchased a bull and heif
er from Wm. Bishop, proprietor of
Puget Sound herd, Cbimacum,
Washington. The bull is sixteen
months old and his dam is an A. R.
O. heifer and his sire is a sou ol the
noted bull Milk and Butter K ing
The heifer is a granddaughter of
the old time bull, Hengerveld De
Kol, that has 116 A. R- O. daugh
ters, many of them with records of
over thirty pounds of butter in sev
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A First-class Printer
P. C. Levar, an old-time Bay
printer, has accepted a position
with the Herald. We are pleased
to secure the services of Mr. Levar
as he is not only practical in all
lines pertaining to printerdom, but
is steady and can be relied upon.
The Herald is steadily improving
and is now better prepared than
ever to execute commercial and
general printing. Try us.
Eugene-Coos Bay Railroad
Active construction work will
commence on the Coos Bay end of
the long looked for railroad to Eu
gene within the next ten days Mc
Arthur, Perks & Co. have arranged
to have railroad supplies brought to
Coos Bay and Gardner and work
on the railroad will be rushed. No
joke this time—a fact vouchsafed
from reliable sources.
Laugh Loud and Long
Pixley ic Lander's Comedy Song
Show will be at the Heazlet Theatre
Tuesday evening, July 9 , In the
laugh producing comedy ” A Wife
Wanted ” Written and played for
laughing purposes only. Admission
75 and 50 cents; children 25 cents.
Rtserved seats at Fuhrman’s
P E R Y E A R $ 1 .5 0
GOVERNOR WEST A
PROMOTER OF JUSTICE
T h e S c h o o l B o y s a n d th e
O ld T o w n P u m p
<By E. G. D. HOLDEN
HREE boys beside the old town pump
Grew merry at their play;
They were just loose from stringent rules
With school out for the day.
Like young volcanoes spouting wild,
They rushed about like fun.
With shout and laugh and loud “ hallo 1”
Stood on their heads, and run.
“ For I ’m a perpeudic'lar chap,
As stands upon his “ d ig,”
And mighty useful in my way.
Though never feeling big —
I takes my innings every day,
And does all that I can,
T o help all living creatures to
Enjoy their brief, life span.
They coursed about the village green,
And plunged into the street,
In such a breezy, boyish way,
With never-tiring feet;
And some were lively at leap-frog,
With mirth and ringing shout, «
Like prankish steers amid the corn—
“ Hurrah 1” for school is out 1
“ And when the sun Is summer hot,
I feel my need the most,
In keeping cool myself, so that
No other need to toast.
And when I’ m spouting at my best,
T o keep the whole world cool ,1
I'm lib’ral, gen’rous, to a fault,
Afid do my work by rule.
They quickly scattered o ’er the town,
With freedom now from law,
And three beside the village pump
Paused lor a “ dab at taw,”
Which old mild game was once my forte,
So I drew near to see
If, in these modern times, ’ twas played
Just as it used to be.
“ I love the meek-eyed kine at noon,
T o seek me out and drink—
My healthful beverage is free ;
And then I often think,
I f I was not right at my post,
As plumb as plumb can be,
I trow me there are many that
Would die for want of me.
In sooth, it seemed but yesterday
Since I, of some renown
At this same sport, in other days,
Was made to “ knuckle down.”
I heard the selfsame phrases set,
And learned once more the bout
With which they thumped the “ alley tors.”
And put the small boy out.
“ What! have you done? All right my lads,
Though it is hard to see
How such fair roysterers as you
Can get enough of me.
Come oft again ! I’m always here,
My upright post to keep,
W ho drinks the health I give away
Will have no cause to weep.”
"N ow , Dick, no nigging, if you please !”
"T om , wish you wouldn’ t nudge I”
"O h , Harry, that way is no fair I”
“ H i! Tommy, how you fudge!”
“ Here, Dick, you come and take your taw,
“ How can you be so fast ?”
Whoop ! Harry’s inside of the rinR 1
K i y i ! Fat and go last I”
“ Say, Tom, the pump’s a-talking sure !”
“ By George! Dick, there she goes!”
“ Oh, Harry, did you hear it spout ?”
“ Yes, right up through its nose.”
"There never was so good a thing
As this same water bright,
Say, boys, let’s make us now a pledge
To this old pump tonight.”
And so they went it, as boys will,
When first let loose from school,
Bach too intent upon the sport
T o let a moment cool.
And how they thumped the alleys round,
And made the marbles wink,
Until one “ dead shot shooter’ ’ shouts
“ Say, boys, let’s have a drink!”
"W e always find it at its post,
Attending to its work;
Its iron cup is never dry,
Nor does it ever shirk.
It stands upright for every need
And answers every call.
And of all temp’ rance people, boys,
The old pump beats them all.”
Like me, the pump was looking on,
And never said a word ;
But when its arm was flung about,
Its soul within was stirred,
And when the flood came gushing up,
Its beauty to disclose,
I thought that very stately pump
Was talking through its nose I
“ A greed!” Three hands are placed upon
The pump, and three upraised,
“ We’ll drink no wine, or gin, or beer,
Through all our coming days;
W e’ ll be a friend to all town pumps,
The well aDd crystal spring,
That do not filch our wealth away,
But healthful blessings bring.”
“ That’s right, my boys I take hold and drink;
I am your upright friend ;
I never tumble in the ditch,
Or the police oiTend ;
And yon are we 1 come, every one,
At any time of day,
T o come and quaff your healths and laugh
At gin-mill o ’er the way.
Then quick were marbles gathered up,
While each cheek flushed with joy,
I saw a manlv man grow out,
Of each true manly boy;
And glad was I, that in three homes,
That night came glad surprise,
Yet none but me, saw that old pump,
In secret wipe its eyes.
“ I am your mothers’ steadfast friend ;
The doctors love me, too ;
And I am ne’er exhausted quite
When there is good to do.
The birds sport at my dripping feet,
And dogs to drink come here,
With all my true, four-footed guests
W ho do not care for b.-er!
Aud none but me, saw at its side,
A tablet with the names,
Of all the glorious, gleeful boys,
W ho there had played their games.
Aud there had felt their warm blood thrill,
Where the bright water flows,
Or listened when the orator
Was spouting through its nose.
“ I trow me lads, 'tis funny, too,
That men will pass me by,
And cross the street, to cross their legs,
And swill the malt and rye 1
Yet it is funnier, oftentimes,
Before they seek their beds,
That many of the tipsy fools
Come here and soak their heads!
Oh, honest pump, thy treasures are
Our G od’s best gift to man,
And as a staunch teetotaler,
Thy place is in the van.
Thy Average pure is life aud health,
Such as naught else can give,
And but for thee, and thy sweet kin,
Not any lile could live.
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The law ideally is no respecter ol
persons aud practically should not
be. Its function is the administra
tion of justice, the enforcement of
public opinion and the protection
of life, property and social welfare.
In the fulfillment of this tunction it
must be blind to everything except
the merits and equities of the issue
at the bar.
It affords gratification to the lov
ers of justice to find Governor West
of Oregon plautiiig himself on this
solid ground. The lawlessness of
managers of breweries in the state
in shipgiug uulabeled beer into dry
territory has aroused his righteous
indignation. He has invited the
men to discuss the matter with him
“ It makes no difference whether
it is the Dig brewery or some small
booze joint. If they violate the law
I will take charge of them”
This statement rings true and
will command the assent of all who
appreciate the fact that it is essen
tial to the well being of society that
the law be enforced without fear or
favor. There cannot be one law
for the rich aud another for the
poor, ane for the great and strong,
another for the small and weak.
Such "law ” would cease to be law.
It would be the substitution of pow
er in the hands of wealth or
strength for the exercise of power
by the state for the service of every
member of society. This would be
a sort of legalized anarchy aud sap
the foundations of order and pro
Governor West enforcing the law
is a civic asset to the common
wealth o f Oregon.— Spokane Re-
THE STEALTHY COUGAR
GREAT MENACE TO DEER
Den *f Female Cougar Reveals Greater Des
truction to Our Game Animals
Than the Sportsman
Twenty-three deer carcasses were
fouud at the den of a female cougar
in the Tillamook country by the
deputy game wardens during a hunt
made at the instance of Game War-
deu Finley. Deputy Warden Stry
ker said the two cubs of the old
cougar were killed, but the mother
did not show up.
Attesting the prowess of the giant
cat, the ground about the den was
strewn with bones. Nearly all these
were of deer, which seemed to tie
the most available prey when the
hungry mother went hunting to
feed her litter. A veritable charnel
house was discovered.
With one pair of cats slaughter
ing deer at this rate, and consider
ing that many cougars are to be
found in the Coast Range moun
tains, where the herbage is dense
and the deer are easily caught, it is
Hear that the greatest menace to
regon’s deer is not the biped with
bts rifle. It is believed a stronger
inducement for the killing ol cougar
will have to be made.
There is a peninsula in the Tilla
mook country which the game war-
(fen’ s force say is extensively used
by does about fawning time. It is
the purpose to have this set aside
ultimately as a reserve, where the
female deer may be given protec
tion.— Marshfield Record.
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Western Ore*o«’i Forest Fires Less Frequent
Western Oregon shows great ad
vance in timber owners’ patrol asso
“ There is no tangle brain in me,
ciation, five new ones added this
Oh, honest pump, it is divine.
. County Superintendent W , H.
Nor yet a tangle-toe ;
year making a chain from the Col
Thou stand’st in human ways,
Bunch was in attendance at the an
And he who steps to drink with me,
umbia to the California line. The
To teach a lesson every hour,
nual meeting of the county super
T o bed will sober go.
State Forester cooperates with these
Through all thy upright days!
intendents o f schools of the State
H e’ ll have no fevered blood by day,
And it were better all men should
and five counties also contribute,
of Oregon held at Salem last week.
Nor aching bones at night,
Be "knuckled down” at taw,
making a semi-official force ot 250
Much business relative to educa
For I am built upon the plan
patrolmen already in the field out
Than not to know the blessings of
tional work was transacted. Twen
That keeps the whole man right.
Thy lectures and thy law.
side the national forests. The state
ty-two superintendents were present
receives $t 0,000 from the govern
ment under the Weeks' law in ad
In these days of high cost of living
a medicine that gets a man up out of j
dition to its own appropriations of
l>ed snd able to work in a few dayB is a
During the summer months mothers [
fig, I p]*, I p|Ki |
FOR S A L E
$ 30 , 000 , and private owners will
valuable and welcome remedy. John
Heath, Michigan Bar, Cal., had kidney
Three acres close in. Suitable for
unnatural looseness of the bowel.
Ge* r 0*" *ctecn door* and w*“ - spend at least $ 100 , 000 . No timber
and bladder trouble,
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Meat safes, bread has been lost since the May fires.
bed, unable to t u r n ^ U h o u ? "^ "I : chicken raDch' New six room cot- When given prompt attention at this j dows made.
commenced using Foley Kidney l*ills tage, all modern improvements. time aeriuoe trouale may lie avoided, boards, ironing boards and sleeve
Chamberlain’» Colic, Chofera and Diar-1 j boards made to older at Quick A
Vo, s-le cheap by owner.
Get your telephone batteries at
rhoea Kemedy can always tie depended
ing. For sale by Fuhrman’s Pharmacy. [ Box 147 , Coquille, Oregon.
upon. For sale by all druggists'
I Curry s.
the Farmers’ Telephone ortica.
NORTH BEND MADE FAMOUS
Coos County Crinherry Grower Proves Rival
to Solomon in Number of Wives
But is Content With One
The Portland Telegram says
Solomon with his thousand wives,
which presumably meant the same
number ot marriage licences, wed
ding rings, and like accessories,
looms up like the veriest tyro when
compared with the situation which
a certaiu young and highly flustered
bridegroom elect faced up at the
courthouse in Portland last Thurs
day. * A delightful little romance is
woven into the story.
Ray R. Pinkerton, a prosperous
cranberry grower of Coos county,
was filling in the marriage license
blank in the county clerk's office
and when he had finished, the dep
uty looked it over and with a gasp
of amazement he exclaimed.
“ Here, here, how many times
have you been married ?”
“ W-w-why, tli-this is m-m-my
first offen— ” stammered Pinkerton.
“ Don’t know about that; here,
on the license, you are swearing
you have been married 22,917 times
and that looks like a pretty strong
record even in these enterprising
Pinkerton blushed and Miss Ruth
E. Stiles, the bride to-be, blushed.
Then they blushed some more when
it was discovered that Pinkerton in
his nervousness had filled in the
number of the license opposite the
line asking for the number of times
married. With the assistance ot O.
C. Bortzmeyer, cashier of the Mer
chants Savings & Trust Company
and president o f the Ohio Society,
things were straightened ont aud a
few hours later tjie young couple
were made man and wife in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Bortzmeyer.
The wedding was the culmination
of a romance that started when the
contracting parties were in short
clothes back in Ohio, and every
contributing detail to the nuptials
was Ohioesque—a “ Buckeye” wed
Pinkerton and Miss Stiles grew
up as children back in Ashtabula
County, Ohio, and, after be had
come to Oregon 12 years ago, and
his boyhood sweetheart bad en
gaged in her profession of school
teacher and later as stenographer,
they kept up a frequent correspon
dence until this month, and June
being the month of romances, wed
dings and honeymoons, it was ar
ranged that the fiancee should come
west and tie married here. So Pink
erton came up lrom North Bend,
and Miss Stiles came out from Pitts
burg, the couple meeting in Port
The “ Buckeye” stage setting for
the wedding was easily arranged.
The Bortzmevers are former Ohio
ans and long-time friends of the
groom. The officiating clergyman,
Rev. A . H. Ehrgott, was formerly
in Cleveland. The wedding guests
and party at the subsequent wed
ding dinner were also from the
state which “ mothers presidents,”
they being Williams Stearns, Mrs.
E. A. Stearns and Mrs. E BidwelL
in addition to others already named.
Following the wedding function
the bride and groom attended the
meeting of the Ohio Society, where
they were treated as all good hon-
eymooners should be. Mr. and
Mrs. Pinkerton will be at home at
North Bend shortly after July t.
Everything Is Milch
Mrs. De Style— Marie, I shall
take one of the children to church
The Maid— Yes’m.
Mrs. De Style—Which one will
go best with my new purple gown ?
This fireless cooking aud paper-
bag cooking and cookless cooking
may be all right in their place, but
they cannot come up to the kind of
cooking that mother used to do.
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