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About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 4, 1913)
I'he Herald, the o ld estab
lished reliable newspaper of
the Coquille Valley in which
an “ ad” always brings results.
T he C oquille H erald
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4,
Fraternal and Benevolent Orders
F. & A. M.—Regular meeting o(
. Chadwick Lodge No. (¡8 A. F. & A.
M., at Masonic Hall, every Sal unlay
night in each month on or helore the
C. W . K kdioott , W . M.
K. H. M ast , e creta ry .
GOOD ROADS MOVEMENT
H.— Regular meeting of Heulah PROPOSED TO HAVE COUNTV CLERKS ISSUE THE LICENSES
O K. . Chapter
No. H, second and fourtli
Friday evenings of eacli month, in Ma
E va B a k k ow , W . M .
J o se p iiik k G. P e o ples , S e c.
T O. O. F.—Co<iuille Lodge No. 53,1. O.
1 . O. F., meets every Saturday night
n Odd Fellows Hall.
O. H. C leaves , N. G.
J. 8. I, a w hen ce , Sec.
Method W ould Make Available Large Sum of Money for
Funds to Be Applied in Each
County From License Fees Received
A Commendable Proposition
KKBEKAH LODGE, No. 20
I. O. O. F., meets every second and
A N ENTERPRISING and ardent worker for the good
__ roads movement in Coquille called at the Herald office
A n n ie L a w h en ce , 8 e c .
and gave us information relative to a movement
f U iQ U ILLE ENCAMPMENT, No. 25
V / I. O. O. F., meets tlie first and third
being promoted here that carries with it a just method
Thursday nights in Odd Fellows'Hall,
J. 8. B ahton , C P.
will inure to the benefit of all.
J . 8 . L a w r e n c e , Sec.
i g h t s o k p y t h i a s . —Lycurgus
The secretary of state issues automobile licenses and
No. 72, meets Tuesday nights
K n Lodge
in W. O. W. Hall.
gathers in shekels from the owners thereof yearly to the
R. R. W a t s o n , K R. 8 .
O. A. M is t o n y e , C. C.
snug sum of approximately $45,000. After paying cleri
Y j YTHIAN SISTERS—Justus Temple cal and other expenses incident to the issuing of the licenses
1 No. 35, meets first and Third Mon
day nights in W. O. W. Hall.
in the automobile department at the capital, but about
Mas. G e ik o e D a v i s , M. E. C.
M r s . F re d L in e g a r , K. of R.
$6,000 finds its way into the general fund of the state.
ED MEN— Couuille Tribe No. 40, 1.
A petition is now being circulated in Coquille asking
R O. R. M., meets every Friday night
in W. O. W. Hall.
our legislators to draft and pass a bill authorizing and em
J. 8. B a r t o n , Sachem.
A. P. M il l e r , C. of R.
powering county clerks to issue licenses to those who own
W. A .— Regular meetings of Bea-
. ver Camp No. 10.550 in M. W . A. automobiles in the respective counties of the state, the
Hall, Front Btreet, first and third Sat
funds derived from the same to be expended for the bet
urdays in each month.
K. B. R o g e r s , V. C.
terment of roads in the county.
N ed C. K e l l e y , C lerk .
Coquille alone has about fifty automobiles and at the
A.— Regular meeting of Laurel
. Camp No. 2972 at M. W. A . Hall,
Front street, second and fourth Tues present license fee of three dollars each would materially
day nights in each month.
aid in smoothing down the rough places in our highways.
A my A a s e n , Oracle.
E dna K e l l e y , Rec.
The cry has unwarrantably been made that the auto
W .—Myrtle Camp No. 197,
. meets firet and third Mondays at mobile owner takes the initiative in these matters because
W . 0 . W. Hall.
R. S. K n o w lto n , C. C.
of a mercenary motive loitering in the precinct o f his
J o h n I. e n e v e , Sec.
cranium, but the farmer who cannot see that what benefits
CIRCLE N o . 214,
meets second and fourth Monday one is equally apropo to the other has not the quality of
nights in W . 0 . W. Hall.
O ra X . M a c r y , G. N.
gray matter in his head to entertain even a selfish wish.
M a r y A. F ier ce , C le r k .
The county clerks could issue these licenses without
'A R M E R S UNION.— Regular meet
ings second and fourth Saturdays in
the enormous expense involved at the secretary
eacli month in W. O. W. Hall.
F r a n k B u r k h o l d e r , P res.
of state’s office. Practically every cent of the $45,000
O. A. M in t o n y e , Sec.
'R A TE R N A L AID No. 308, meets the realized for licenses of automobiles would be expended on
F second and fourth Thursdays each
roads throughout the state, and this would be a vast help
month at W. O. W . Hall.
M r s . C h a s . E v l a n d , P res.
M r s . L ora H a r r in g t o n , Sec. over the present regime.
Those who have taken the initiative in this important
Educational Organizations and Clubs
are to be commended for their practical forethought
OQ U I L L E E D U C A T I O N A L
LEAGUE—Meets monthly at the
High School Building during the school and encouragement and aid should be extended by all, as
year for the purpose of discussing edu
it benefits each and every one, even to the pedestrian who
R ena A n d e r so n , Pres.
his roll of blankets in quest o f work.
E d na M in a r d , Sec._____
O KEEL KLUB—A business men’s
Senator I. S. Smith and Representative J. S. Barton
K social organization. Hall in Laird’ s
building, Second street.
expressed themselves as favorably disposed toward
A. J. S h e r w o o d . I’ res.
F red S l a g l e , Sec.
the measure and a petition presented to them will be an
OMMERCIAL CLUB— J . E. N orton
incentive to inspire prompt action thereon.
President; J. C. S a v a g e , Secretary
Let us have good roads and more pleasure and pros
perity will prevail.
■pRAINS —Leave, south hound 9:00 a.
fourth Wednesday nights in Odd Fellows
E m ily H ekhey , N. G,
1 m. and 3:00 p. m. North bound
it) :40 a. m. *nd 4:40 p. m.
jO ATS—Six boats plying on the Co-
) quille river afford ample accommo
dation lor carrying freight and passen
gers to Bandon ami way points. Boats
leave at 7 :30, 8:30, 9:20 and 9:30 a. m.
and at 1:00, 3 :30 and 4 :45 p. m.
L. Laird, proprietor.
parts 5:30 p. m. for Hoscburg
Myrtle Point, carrying the United Slates
mail ami pasengers.
OSTOFFICE.—A. F. Linegar, |> 08 t-
master. The mails close as follows:
Myrtle Point 8:40 a. m. and 2:35 p. m.
Marshfield 10:15 a. m. and 4:15 p. m.
Bandon and way points, Norway and
Arago 12:45 p. m. Eastern mail 5:15
p. m. Eastern mail arrives 7 :45 a. m.
City and County Officers
................ ........ A. T. Morrison
K. H. Mast
t’ . M. Hall-Lewis
C. A. Kvernden
Water Superintendent S. V. Epperson
Fire C h ie f........................ Walter Oerdintz
Councilmen — D. D. Pierce, C. T. Skeel«
W. C. Laird, G. O. Leach, W . H. L y
ons, Leo J. Carv. Regular meetings
first and third Mondays eacli month.
Justice ol the Peace
.1. J. Stanley
Constable........................... Ned C. Kelley
John T. Hall
Commissioners—W. T. Dement, Geo. J.
Clerk ................................. James Watson
W. W. Gage
Treasurer........................ T. M. Dimmick
Assessor..................................... T. J. Thrift
Raymond E. Baker
Surveyor.............................. A. N. Gould
K. E. Wilson
Dr. Walter Culin
Societies will get the very best
at the office of Coquille Herald
Good Roads Maxims
as putting old truisms into such
new form as to make them take on
meaning for the first time. Many
aD article has been advertised into
fame and popularity by a catchy
phrase, while many a man has found
his reputation established, or en
hanced, by a few words rightly
joined; witness Senator Beverage’s
‘‘pass prosperity around,” at the
national progressive convention. The
man who can put the national cry
for good roads into a few well-
chosen words that carry the “ punch”
with them and absolutely refuse to
be forgotten, will be deserving of as
much praise when the campaign is
at an end as any man who goes out
and actually performs the manual
Libor in the highway.— The Yeoman.
The following good roads max
ims have been prepared by an offi
cial of the organizition which is
promoting a highway across the
continent, to be known ns the ocean-
If you want to know if good roads
are a good thing, ask a horse.
Good roads promote prosperity;
bad roads provoke profanity.
If roads around a town are Lad,
it might as well be on an island.
In considering roads remember
that there are few towns that look
so good to the farmer that he will
kill his horse to get there.
Was it in your township tbut the
ignoramus pulled the sod into the
LOST— A Moore’s non-leakable
middle of the road ?
fountain pen. Finder pleaae re
Good roads will decrease profan turn to this office.
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ity. discouragement, back taxes,
sheriff's sales, sour grapes and
Couldn’t Feaze Him
Good roads will increase health,
An Irishman was sitting in a de
happiness, education, religion and pot smoking when a woman came
in, and, sitting down beside him,
Improved roads are a good trade remarked:
mark for any community.
‘‘Sir, if you were a gentleman
Good roads invoke a blessing you would not smoke here.”
upon any people who build them
"Mum,” he said, “ if you wuz a
Good roads will keep people in lady ye’d sit farther away.”
the country and will bring city peo
Pretty soon the woman burst
ple to the fresh air.
j forth again:
Did you ever hear this: •‘the
“ If you were my husband I’d
roads were so bad that the only way givq you poison.”
he could get to town was by tele
“ Well, mum,” returned the Irish
man, as he puffed away at his pipe.
The good roads campaign is an | “ if you wuz my wife (puff, puff),
old one, but there is such a thing I’d take it ”
TO HERALD PATRONS
ITH this issue the Herald management
passes into other hands. We had hoped
to sell the Herald to another party, and
with this object in view, had made arrangements
to depart from Coquille and devote attention to
interests elsewhere. These plans were formu
lated to such a degree that it is imperative that
the steps be now taken. Hence it is also imper
ative that we relinquish management of the
Herald at ffiis time.
Therefore the management has been passed
to P. C. Levar, an old-time newspaper man well
and favorably known to many in Coos county
and who has been on the Herald staff for many
months. That his acquaintanceship, coupled
with a thorough knowledge of the business, will
be fruitful of good results in promoting the best
interests of the community we have no doubt.
We bespeak for Mr. Levar a continuance o f the
liberal patronage the Herald has enjoyed, firmly
believing his efforts will merit the reward.
To Lew A. Cates, who has chosen to pur
chase the Sentinel instead, we will not permit
any mercenary motive to enter our mind to divert
a kindly thought of him or a wish other than of
prosperity and consequent happiness to be his
among the good and loyal people of Coquille.
We believe he will prove a valuable acquisition
to the upbuilding of this section through the
medium of the Sentinel and that Mr. Levar, who
now has full charge of the Herald, will foster
and encourage all laudable enterprises in no sec
The Herald will hereafter be issued on Tues
days. By this means, virtually, the city is pro
vided with a semi-weekly publication—or in more
appropriate words, two newspapers each week
at proper intervals.
To the people of Coquille and our former
patrons wherever dispersed we bid adieu.
While here we have made many friends
whose memory will be revered and treasured as
a glowing light and guide on life’s rugged path
W a l t e r G. A c k e r m a n .
F l o r a W. B u r n s .
In taking charge of The Herald, the writer
has no “ glowing announcements” to make. An
ounce of results is worth several pounds of prom
ises, and the patrons of The Herald will soon be
able to judge for themselves whether the results
are to their satisfaction.
Having been employed on the paper for
some time, I have been able to observe the de
lightfully friendly relations which have existed
between The Herald, under Mr. Ackerman’s
management, and its subscribers and advertisers
as well as the community at large. This, it
seems to me, is a very satisfactory state of affairs;
and, while there might be more excitement in
turning the town upside down and setting the
river afire, still I believe it more conducive to
longevity to live in harmony with the neighbors
and all work together for the advancement of the
community in which the interests of all are cen
tered. The Herald is the oldest paper in the
Coquille valley. It has always stood for the sub
stantial progress of this section. The effort of
the new management will be to live up to that
P. C. LEVAR.
S o u n d C ou n sel
We cannot, o f course, all be handsome,
And it’s hard for us all to be good;
We are sure now and then to be lonely,
And we don’t always do as we should.
To be patient is not always easy,
To be cheerful is much harder still;
But at least we can always be pleasant,
If we make up our minds that we will.
And it pays every time to be kindly,
Although we feel worried and blue;
If you smile at the world and look cheerful,
The world will soon smile back at you;
So try to brace up and look pleasant,
No matter how low you are down;
Good humor is always contagious,
But you banish your friends when you frown
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workmen. A guarantee that
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WITH DESTRUCTIVE FIRE
WOMAN DANGEROUSLY BURNI I! ANO LITTLE CHILD SUFFERS
Dried Christmas Tree Gets in It’s Regular
Four Stores Put Out
of Business and
W ooden Building
is W recked.
By a fire, which started shortly before ten o’clock
Monday morning, in the building on the northeast corner
of Broadway and Central Avenue in Marshfield, Mrs.W.F.
Bertram, was seriously and perhaps fatally burned, her
little boy suffered severely, the building was gutted, four
stores sustained damage to their goods, and the Front
Street business section of town was again threatened with
The fire originated in the living rooms of Mr. and
Mrs. Bertram in the second story o f the building from the
ignition of a Christmas tree which had been drying since
the holidays and was like powder. While the mother was
busy with her household duties the little boy obtained some
matches and attempted to light the candles on the, tree
with the result that it was instantly a mass of roaring
flames. Mrs. Bertram rushed to the rescue of her child,
whose clothing had taken fire, and her clothing was ig
nited. The child escaped with some severe blisters, hut the
mother, who had rushed from the building with the boy,
was severely burned about the head and upper part of the
body before her burning clothing was extinguished.
With such a start, the fire was burning fiercely and
black smoke was pouring from the building even before
the alarm was given.
The fire boys responded promptly with hose carts and
the new engine, but there was a distressing delay before
the engine consented to get down to business. The old
engine was brought out and coupled to the standpipe of
the four-story Garfield building, overlooking the fire, and
though the flames were bursting from windows and roof
before the fire fighting apparatus was all working, the six
streams of water, mostly salt, soon checked their progress
and in a short time the fire was fully under control.
In the meantime, the goods in the four stores occupy
ing the ground floor of the building, were nearly all car
ried out without much greater damage than that incidental
to the hurried handling. These stores were: The Toggery,
men’s furnishings; The Ideal Pharmacy; August Frizeen,
cigars, periodicals, etc.; The Ladies’ Emporium, Mrs. Nel
lie Owen, proprietor. These parties were protected by in
surance. Some other dealers nearby sustained more or
less damage by the handling of their goods.
The building belonged to Captain Donaldson of San
Francisco, who was also protected.
It is surmised that the repair of the building, which is
within the fire limits, will not he allowed, and that a mod
ern brick or cement building may supplant the wreck.
The fire boys again earned great credit by their cool,
courageous and scientific handling of the conflagration.
Not long since Dr. R B. Hoag
asked the address of a prominent
farmer and land owner in Alberta,
in order that he might get his opin
ion on the single tax question. The
following is the answer received:
R. B. Hoag, M. D , Cr quille. Ore.
Your letter received and contents
noted. Would say in reply that I
have asked the secretary of the
Board of Trade of Edmonton to re
ply to your inquiry. If you have
not already heard from him you will
shortly. Edmouton is a single tax
city, taxed according to land values.
Would say the farmers of Alberta
are in favor of single tax.
Trusting the answer you receive
may be of assistance to you,
R. F. W il lia m s .
A wealthy old lady was very ill
and sent for her lawyer to make
her will. ‘‘I wish to explain to
you,” she said weakly, "about dis
posing of my property.” The law
yer was sympathetic. “ There,there
don’t worry about it,” he said
soothingly “just leave it to me,”
“Oh, well,” said the old lady re
signedly, ''I suppose I might as
well. You'll get it anyway,”
Coquille could well afford to take
a leaf from Marshfield’s experience
in the establishment of a loyal and
efficient volunteer fire depactment.
For the Ladies
McCall’s Magazine, the leading
fashion journal ill America, is 50 c
a year, the Coquille Herald $1.50 a
year. For those paying in advance
we will give the magazine and a
15 cent pattern of your own choice
from your first copy of McCall’s
together with the Herald for one
year for $1.75. This offer is good
only for a limited time. See adver
tisement elsewhere in this issue.
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His Bluff Called
“ So you advertised for your lost
purse, pretending that the person
who found it was recognized?’ ’
“ How did the bluff work?”
“ Didn’t work at all. Next day
this ad appeared in the same paper:
‘The recognized gentlemen who
picked up the purse on Boylston
street requests the loser to call at
his house.’ ”
Paid the printer lately ?
Trespass notices printed on cloth
and worded in keeping with law,
lor sale at the Herald office.
The anticipation o( a good time
fosters neglect of duty.
Here is a message of hope and good
cheer Iroin Mrs. C. J. Martin, Boone
Mill, V h ., « I i o is 1 lie mother ol eighteen
children. Mrs. Martin was cored of
stomach trouble and constipation by
Uhemlierlain’s Tablets atter live years
of suffering, and now recommends these
tablets to tin public. For sale by all