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COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8» 1912
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DAIRYMEN oUOULO NOT
OVERFEED THEIR COWS
ELECTION CALLED III Hi [IDE
Proposition lo P iuc H m # '.ots
Opposite Court House and
Build Ht| ?» Schell " £
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T r u s te e s .if i
tion have info;
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appointed by t.
H. O. Anderson, V <■ i.union Kin
R. S. Knowlton tba* they would
sell the library lo.s lor the purpose
of erecting a high school building
thereon on the following conditions:
That a permanent library room
with an outside entrance bo provid
ed for a public library in said build
That a gymnasium with an out
side entrance be made in said build
ing for public uso under direction
of the school.
That the sum of $1,000 (tho price
of the lots) for which to purchase
books for said library be paid to the
Officers of School District No. 8,
Coquille, have called an election for
Saturday, October 26, to voto upon
purchasing the site and bonding
the school district in the sum of
$21),000 with which to erect a high
Three questions are submitted,
and voters are to designate their
preference separately. Briefly stat
ed tho propositions arc as follows:
First— Shall the district school
board purchase lots numbered elev
en and twelve in block thirty, Elli
ott’s addition, at a cost of $1,000?
Socond— Shall the school district
board erect a school liouso to cost
$20,000 on said site ?
Third--Sh V ‘ b- district school
board contract a bonded indebted
ness of $20,000 for the purpose of
providing funds with which lo erect
a school house on said site?
Election will be held at the pub
lic. school building and polls will
bo open from one o’clock until four
in the afternoou.
P M. Hall-Lewis is drawing plans
for the high school building which
will soon bo completad and placed
in a conspicuous place where all in
terested miy gain an idea of its ap
pearance when built.
No human endeavor was ever pro
posed without opposition and the
foregoing is not an exception.
It is contended that the grounds
are not adequate to supply play
grounds for the pupils, in fact are
only large enough for the building.
This is the only bone of contention
we Lave heard.
The site appears to many as de
sirably situated not only for a high
school but the central location would
best serve tho majority of people
who would patronize the library and
attend public entertainments.
That Coquille needs a modern
high school building of a size suffi-
cent to accommodate its growth and
in keeping with the substantial and
beautifying improvements iuaugu-
rated and under way iu our fair city,
no enterprising citizen will deny.
We abide the decision of the ma
jority. May that verdict be for the
A Jolly Crowd
A blank crop report, says the San
Francisco Argonaut, was sent out
by a Cleveland paper for the farm
ers to fill out, and the other day
one of them came back with the
following written on the blank side
in pencil: “ All we’ ve got in this
neighborhood is three svidders. two
school ma'ams, a patch of wheat,
the hog cholera, too much rain,
about fifty acres of taters and a
durn fool who married a cross-eyed
gal because she owns eighty sheep
. . . .
and a mule, which the same is me,
and no more at present. ’
'ug . ’ ‘ ¡if
P E R Y E A R $ 1 .5 0
TAX BILL ARGUMENT
A N IN SU LT T O JUSTICE
In his eagerness for large pro
duction the feeder oftentimes over
feeds the cow. In many ways this
is more to be condemned than un
derfeeding. Sometimes it ruins the
cow’s usefulness for life. Repeat
ing observations of W. J. Gillette of
Springvale Farms, Rosendale, Wis.,
of how lie fed On! ,■
hanna, he ays ‘‘Sli • ¡1 icr best
work on a total vt in raj n of from
Workmen engaged in clearing
and blasting rock 011 the L. D.
Loomis property, in Santa Monica
Canyon, Cal., found a frog imbed
ded in solid limestone, three feet
beneath the surface. It had been
encased in rock for several hundred
years. Apparently petrified, the
amphibian was taken by the aston
ished workmen and laid iu the sun.
In a few seconds it suddenly show
ed signs of life. After several min
utes it blinked confusedly, drew a
long breath and in great leaps trav
eled a hundred feet before the work
men could recapture it.
The lump of limestone from
which it was taken was carefully
packed and taken to Santa Monica-
It showed clearly the exact shape
of the occupant, to the minutest
Professor G. W. Altland of, the
University of California, to whom
the rock was shown, and to whom
the circumstances of its finding
were related, said that undoubtedly
the frog was hundreds of years old.
Professor Altland.is recognized as
Millions for Negroes
To date there are 22,400 negroes
employed by the Federal Govern
ment at an annual cost of $12,456,-
760. Henry W. Furniss, Envoy
Extraordinary and Minister Pleni
potentiary of the United States to
Hayti, who receives a salary of $io,-
000 a year, is the highest paid ne
gro in the service. A number ot
negroes receive from $2,500 to $5,-
000 annually. About 2,200 work
in the Treasury Department at an
annual compensation collectively ot
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That is the largest
number in one department.
The initiative raillage tax bill,
providing for a six-tenths ot a mill
tax, four-sevenths for the use of the
Agricultural College, and three-
sevenths for the use of the Univer
sity, and providing also for a single
Board of Regents, was prepared by
Transpiring in Oregon Boiled
a joint committee from the govern
Down to Least Number of
or’s special commission appointed
to solve Oregon’s higher education
Lines and Yet Make the
al problem, and trom the Boards of
Regents of the two institutions
working in conjunction with the
governor and with the presidents of
Five hundred baskets of Muscat
the two institutions, and is offered grapes were given away one day at
as a substitute tor all the present the Pendleton fair by the Hermis-
legislative bills for support and gov ton Commercial club.
eminent of the two institutions.
Grain receipts iu the railroad
This bill does not increase the yards at Portland aggregate 800
average rate of taxation for the sup carloads more than) for a like period
port of the two institutions as last year and the movement con
shown during the last ten years. tinues heavy.
The average during this period is a
The twenty-seventh annual con
trifle over six-tenths of a mill.
clave of the Knights Templar of
The State of Washington is at Oregon will be held in Marshfield
present paying for the same pur next year, with William E. Grace
poses seventeen hundredths of a of Portland as grand commander.
mill for the Agricultural College.
Mrs. Berilla F. Denny, a pioneer
The growth of the two institu
tions will certainly keep pace with ot r849, died at Beaverton, at the
the growth of wealth iu the state, age ot 89 years. Since crossing the
as has been shown by the experi plains from Indiana to Oregon in
ence of all other states using the that year she has lived on the do
nation land claim where she died.
millage basis of support.
This bill expressly repeals the
About r,200,000 Chinook salmon
$500,000 appropriations of the leg eggs have been received at the
islative session of two years ago, Klaskanine hatchery to date. Last
now submitted to the voters under year in the neighborhood of 3,000,-
the referendum (official numbers on 000 eggs were handled at that
the ballot, 372, 373, 374, 375,) for hatchery, but this season the num
ber will be considerably increased.
their approval or rejection.
The ptesent standing appropria
Miss Lela Murray of McMinn
tions to be continued for one vear ville picked 831 pounds of hops in
are most urgently needed to give one day in the J. G. Morris yard
the institutions a start in buildings this year. She picked for twenty
and to carry them through the pe days and made a daily record of
riod while the mill tax is being 525 pounds and, it is claimed, holds
the record of hoppicking in the Pa
The passage of this bill will take cific Northwest.
the University and Agricultural
It is stated tbat 100,060 Douglas
College out of politics. The effi
fir saplings and a large quantity of
ciency and dignity of the institu
seed will be planted in the forest
tions demand permanency of sup
reserves of Oregon and Washington
port and freedom from political en
this winter. In the Siuslaw mount
ains 6,000 acres will be planted and
Through the unified control ot
in the Mount Hood region 3,000
the single board, hearty co opera
tion of the two institutions will be
The potato crop in Washington
insured. The advantages of a com
county will be larger than lor sev
bined institution will be secured,
eral years and, although blight is
and the advantages which come
reported trom some sections, as a
from segregation will not he sac
rule the crop will be good. Fruit
crops of all kinds are reported as
Since the millage bill involves
being a good yield and but little
the question ot taxation, it should
damaged from the rains.
be taken directly to the people. It
According to the roll just com
is, therefore, not an abuse, but a
proper use, of the initiative law and pleted by the county assessor, Jo
the bill should be voted upon its sephine county has an assessed val
uation of $8,989,r 10. This is an In
crease of $320,000 over the figures
ot a year ago, and is due no doubt
Some Suffrage Facts
to the new lands that have become
One million women in the United assessable rather than an actual in
crease of values over a year ago.
States have full political rights.
Utah, a suffrage state, has the
Approximately 15,000,000 acres
largest proportion of home-owners of land were filed on the Lakeview
of any state in the Union.
laud district during the month of
In Denver the women cast 55 per August, most of the filings treing
cent of the vote in the large resi- made iu Lane county. The move
idence wards and only 4 per cent in ment in government lands has been
very brisk lor the past year and
the slum wards.
tracts that are worth filing upon are
In most states about 60 or 65 per found only in the more isolated sec
cent of the men vote. In Wyoming tions ot the state.
90 per cent of the women vote. In
The Albany Commercial club
Colorado 80 per cent of the women
has adopted a resolution favoring
register and 72 per cent vote. In
the setting aside by the governor ot
Idaho 40 pet cent of the total vote
the second Saturday of October as
is cast bv women though women
Fire Day— that is, a day for the ex
are in the minority in that state.
press purpose of cleaning up all
In Colorado in the first eight rubbish that is couducive to acci
months after women were enfran dental fires which contribute so ser
chised more books on political econ iously to make up the immense
omy and advise were sold than in losses throughout the country each
the whole twenty years previous.
A pumpkin weighing 140 pounds
In Seattle there were never too
women devoting themselves to the was entered at the Junction City
suffrage campaign, but 23,000 wo fair held September 27-28. This was
men registered at the first election. over 30 pounds heavier than the
And Soper cent of the womtn vot big pumpkin of last year, and near
ing in Seattle this year were married ly 100 pounds heayier than the
prize of two years ago. Five thou
women of the “ home.”
pumpkins were used in the
Where women have voted the
of the “ Pumpkin Palace,”
longest, divorce is only one-eighth
from which the Women’s Improve
as great as iu similar states where
ment club dispensed pumpkin pie,
they do not vote.
cider and other good things to eat.
There is no nation, no state, no
city where women vote that the
Sick h e a d a c h e is caused b y a disor
vote of the undesirable women even d ered sto m a c h . T a k e Chamberlain's
a b le ts an d c o rre c t th a t and th e h ead
remotely approaches that ot the T ach
es w ill d isa p p e a r. F o r sale by all
women of good repute.
d ru g g is ts .
EVENTS OF THE PAST WEEK
, to 24
I pot 1
| two to s,x. pounds of grain were
wasted each day during the vyeek
she received the greatest amount of
Besides, the digestive organs
were put under too severe a task.
Had the ration of Colautha 4th’s
Johanna been kept at 24 pounds
daily for a long period of time, she
would not only have been unable to
make her great record, but likely
her future usefulness would have
been ruined, if indeed she had not
sickened and died.
By studying the ration fed to the
champion cows "of the world, the
manner of preparing the cows for
freshening and by practicing meth
ods of the most successful feeders,
any cow * owner, farmer, dairyman
or breeder of dairy cattle will find
it possible to greatly increase the
production of his cows. In fact the
use of these methods during the
coming year should produce twice
as much butterfat from the came
number of cows as during the past
year: and, if the output is doubled,
profits will be increased all the way
from 1,000 to 3,000 per cent— a re
sult surely worth while in this day
when the prices of all necessities,
farm lands, etc., are constantly
No matter how much or how
little food is given the cow, or whai
Is ihe chaiat a ..- of her ration, she
cannot yield, a large amount o(
butterfat unless she is given proper
care and management and kept un
der the conditions necessary for
her best work.— Farm Journal.
•¡¡Job Printing— N ew presses
new material and experienced
workmen. A guarantee that
Herald printing will please
SINGLE TAX IS OPPOSED
Sellin g AgiHnßt A n y M e a su re D oin g
A w a y W i t h In d ivid u al O w n e r sh ip
Of co u rse, Ben S elling, p ro g ressiv e
R ep u b lican nom inee for U n ited S ta te s
S e n a to r, is being opposed by W . S.
U ’R en, A. D. C ridge, H. D. W agnon
an d o th e r ad v o c a te s of single tax.
B u t th e re a l re a so n is n o t difficult to
a s c e rta in . In th e p rim a ry cam p aig n
M r. S ellin g cam e o ut fe a rle ssly
a g a in s t Mr. U ’R e n ’s pet ta x m easu re.
W h a t is m ore, Mr. S elling is still
a g a in s t sin g le ta x an d a n y o th e r
m e a s u re th a t pro p o ses to do aw ay
w ith th e r ig h t of in d iv id u al o w n ersh ip
of land. Mr. S ellin g a n n o u n ced his
unqualified opposition to sin g le tax
a t th e b eg in n in g of th e p rim a ry ca m
paign. H is o p p o n en ts in th a t c o n te s t
rem ain ed s ile n t on th is q u estion. H is
o p p o n e n ts in th e p en d in g cam p aig n
a re eq u ally silen t. T h e v o te rs of the
s ta te h a v e a rig h t to know w h e re c a n
d id a te s for U n ited S ta te s S e n a to r
sta n d on th is issu e w hich so v itally
c o n c e rn s th e hom eow ner.
A re Mr.
S ellin g ’s o p p o n en ts a fra id to ta k e th e
people in to th e ir confidence?
S e l l i n g ’s
B o r a h ’s
In re fu s in g to leave th e R epublican
p a rty , Ben S elling, p ro g re ssiv e R e
p u b lican n o m in ee fo r U n ited S ta te s
S e n ato r, h a s ta k e n th e sam e p osition
a s S e n a to r B orah, G overnor D eneen,
G overnor H ad ley an d o th e r lead in g
p ro g re ssiv e s of th e co u n try .
th e m h e b eliev es th a t th e refo rm s
d em an d ed by th e people can b e s t be
acco m p lish ed w ith in th e R epublican
p a rty —th e p a rty of p erfo rm an ce. And
in ta k in g th is sta n d he h a s n ot com
p ro m ised h is p ro g re ssiv e n e ss one
w hit. D oes an y one, ev en th e m ost
rab id so-called p ro g ressiv e, q uestion
th e p ro g re s siv e n e ss of S e n a to r B orah?
P e rfo rm a n c e , r a th e r th a n prom ise.
Is th e only re lia b le te s t of th e co n
sis te n c y of an y m an w ith re la tio n to
th e cau se he ad v o cates. M easured by
th is te s t, Ben S elling, p ro g re ssiv e R e
p u b lican nom inee for U n ited S ta te s
S e n ato r, qualified y e a rs ago a s a co n
s is te n t p ro g ressiv e. As a m em b er of
th e O regon L e g isla tu re , Mr. S elling
n o t only ad v o cated b u t a s siste d in the
e n a c tm e n t of th e follow ing m easu res
of p o p u lar le g isla tio n :
A u stra lia n
ballo t law, d ire c t p rim a ry law, in itia
tiv e an d re fe re n d u m , recall and P re s i
d e n tia l p re fe re n c e p rim a ry law.
If you d o u b t th a t Ben Selling, p ro
g re ssiv e R ep u b lican nom inee for U n it
ed S ta te s S e n a to r, w as n ot a p ioneer
in th e p ro g re s siv e cause, c o n su lt his
reco rd . I t b eg an 16 y e a rs ago.
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Wise to be Cautious
SELLING WARMLY RECEIVED
Oregon voters who have not yet
Recent T rip T h ro u g h Oregon
made up their minds to favor the
D u rin g th e la s t te n d ay s, B en S el
retention of capital punishment ling, p ro g re s siv e R ep u b lican no m in ee
should give consideration to the ex fo r U n ite d S ta te s S e n ato r, h a s v isited
pression of Ohio voters last month. S o u th w e ste rn O regon qnd v a rio u s
By a majority of over 43,000, Ohio co u n tie s in E a s te r n O regon. On th e s e
tr ip s he m a t w ith m u ch e n c o u ra g e
voted down a pi .posed law to abol m en t In h is can d id acy fo r th e S euator-
ish the death penalty for murder.
ship. O n th e s e trip s Mr. S ellin g did
It means a great deal when 302,- n o t e ssa y an y sp ell bin d in g o rato ry ,
246 vote to retain capital punish b u t p la in ly to ld th e v o te rs w h a t th e y
could e x p e c t of him a s a public se rv
ment when they are changing other a n t if elected . H e re fe rs to h is p a s t
conservative laws, and by heavy p e rfo rm a n c e s a s a c o n siste n t p ro g re s
majorities adopt nearly all of the siv e a s a g u a r a n te e th a t h e w ill "m ak e
two score amendments to the state good” on a ll p ro m ises a s U n ited S ta te s
S e n a to r. J u d g e S tep h en A. Low ell,
o n e of M r. S e llin g ’s o p p o n en ts fo r th e
Those who dislike the iufliction n o m in a tio n In th e p rim a ry electio n , is
of the penalty of death may well lo y ally su p p o rtin g th o R ep u b lican
pause and look beyond the law it nom inee. Ju d g e L ow ell acco m p an ied
self to the code of defensive and Mr. S ellin g th ro u g h som e se c tio n s of
E a s te r n O reg o n an d ex p ects d u rin g
protective statutes of which it is a
th e m o n th of O cto b er to v isit se v e ra l
o th e r c o u n tie s In b eh alf of Mr. Sei
As death is the extreme penalty lin g ’s can d id acy .
for the greatest crime, it of necessi
E d i t o r D a v e y N o w F a v o r s S e l li n g .
ty occupies a position at the top of
T h e H a rn e y C ounty N ew s opposed
the criminal code. From this ex
B en S ellin g , p ro g re ssiv e R ep u b lican
treme downward to the smallest n o m in ee fo r U n ited S ta te s S en ato r,
misdemeanor the penalties for crime in th e p rim a ry electio n , b u t is now
are graded. When the extreme lo y ally s u p p o rtin g th e P o rtla n d m an.
penalty should be abolished, the en In a r e c e n t Issue, E d ito r D avey h ad
th e fo llo w in g to Bay re g a rd in g th e
tire scale of lesser penalties becomes
p ro g re s siv e n e ss of Mr. S ellin g :
affected, the same as when the key
“ N o m an In O regon o r th e U n ited
stone of an arch is removed, every S ta te s h a s a b e tte r title to th e n am e
‘p ro g re s siv e ’ th a n Ben S elling.
stone in the structure is loosened.
This is the more readily observ ev ery m o v em en t for p o p u lar le g isla
tio n a n d fo r e n la rg in g th e re se rv e
ed in prison discipline. Men serv- p o w er o f th e m asses, Mr. S ellin g h as
itlg for life may kill their keepers; b een a n in flu e n tial fn cto r, th ro u g h
and s u f f e r no penalty. Realizing ! a ll th e tim e s and stru g g le s w hen su ch
this, the guards at the Ohio state ad v o c a te s w e re In th e m in o rity and
w ere th e ta r g e ts of b itte r a b u se.”
penitentiary stated that their lives
wouid not be under protection of
S e llin g a Pioneer P rogre ssive
law if abolition of the death penalty
P ro g re s siv e Is a s p ro g re ssiv e does.
for murder prevailed
T h is Is ju s t a s tru e a s it Is concise.
The murderous convicts at the It is p a rtic u la rly ap p licab le to th e
Jackson, Michigan, prison are with S e n a to ria l c o n te s t In th is sta te . T h e
reco rd of Ben S elling, p ro g ressiv e R e
out the deterrent influences of the p u b lican no m in ee fo r th e U n ited
punishment of death, and the best S ta te s S en ate, d u rin g h is se rv ic e s of
that the authorities can do is to 16 y e a rs in th e O regon L e g isla tu re ,
give them the punishment of tor Irre fu ta b ly sta m p s him a s a p io n eer
In th e p ro g ressiv e cau se. H e was
ture. This indicates that abolition
fo re m o st In th e ra n k s of th o se who
ot capital punishment in Michigan w e re n o t only a d v o c a tin g but w ritin g
hss been a long stride toward bar upon th e s ta tu te books of th e s ta te
p ro g ressiv e m easu res w hen m an y of
Rhode Island, which abolished th e stro n g -lu n g ed so-called p ro g re s
siv e s of to d ay w ere Ju st a s ac tiv e In
capital punishment about the same d efen d in g m ach in e ru le a n d o pposing
time that Michigan did, had the • v e ry m ea su re o f p o p u lar leg islatio n .
same difficulty in controlling her
prisoners until, in preference to
Good Food for Stock
adopting torture, the law of capital
punishment lor state convicts was
A government bulletin says that
enacted. Like the knife of the sur
peanuts will do for the south what
geon or the gardener, the cutting
alfalfa has done for the west. Pea
oft from society of the life of the
nuts will grow on poor land and
murderer is a necessary evil.
live stock will thrive on them. The
The humanity of the* law feels
tops make fine hay and it is also
every pain it inflicts, but it uses
estimated that the nuts will produce
evil as a means of preventing great
600 pounds of pork to the acre.
A Scotchman at the dentist’s was
told that he must take gas. While
the dentist was getting it ready the
Scot began to count his money. The
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J. W. Copeland, of Dayton, Ohio, | dentist somewhat testily said: “ You
About 30,000 women voted in Sough R
until the tooth is out.”
Denver at the last election and of cold, and before the bottle was all used ‘ T ken that,” said the Scotchman,
, , .
these « ■ 4
. nil ! be connected the boy’s cold was gone. Is that not ..c . .
Even a barber can’t always judge
A hubby at home is worth two
better than to pay a five dollar doctor's :
aS - e re u^out »0 make me
with art ad clement.
bill? For sale by all druggists.
I sleep I jiat want to see hoo I stand.” a man by his mug.
t hat roam.