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T he C oquille H erald
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 11,
CITY D IRECTORY WHY SIUSLAW PEOPLE
F ru ttra il and Benevolent Orders
F. & A. M.— Regular meetinK of
. Chadwick Lodge No. (»8 A. F. A A.
M., at Masonic Hall, every Saturday
night in each month on or before the
W . E ndicott , W . M.
K. H. M ast . b cretary.
ARE NOT SU EXÜTEU
Railroad Development Only
One Phase of Their Pro
gram of Progress
8.—Regular meeting of Beulah
O _ . . Ë, Chapter
* second *■ and
■ ■ ■ * fourth
The Coquille Herald of last week
E va B arrow , W . M
J oseiu iine G. P e o p les , b ee.
“ After a careful perusal of the
O. O. F —Coouille Lodge No. 53,1. O. latest issue of the Florence West,
meets every Saturday night
; 1 wo iid ieeni that there is no rail-
C. If. C ll A'E k , N. G.
itement on the Siuslaw,
.1 8 . I.AW 1 WACE, 1 'ttC.
1 , tip..* p i ier contains no mention of
IK Iti'.bK h. ...
xceptiiig a clipping from
,1 • Ü.
O. F., ueetj « ery St r o n d K»! t
I Wednesday night in Odd Fellows •at Harbor touching the situation
Kxn v H jiiisEY
(Mi Co- Bay.”
A s m e L avmim
In rep’y to the Herald we will say:
OQUILLE ENCAMPMENT, No. Zo
our people are not excited
I. O. O. F., meets the first and third
about the coming of the railroad.
Thursday nights in Odd Fellowa’ Hall.
J, 8. B a r t o n , C. P.
They are taking it as a matter of
J . 8 . L a w r e n c e , bee.
course. The work is being pushed
n i g h t s o f p y t h i a s . —Lycurgus
Lodge No. 73, meets Tuesday nights as last as the weather and other con
in W. 0 . W . Hall.
„ Tj u
ditions will permit. The engineers
R . R. Wi ATBON, K R . S . I
have been busy all winter complet
O . A. M inton y e , C. C.
ing the surveys, the right of way
73YTHIAN SISTERS—Justus Temple
1 No. 35, meets first and Third Mon has neatly all been purchased, and
day nights in W. 0 . W. Hall.
the agents are now busy settliug
M r s . G e i R o e D a v i s , M . E. C.
with the owners for the remaining
M r s . F r e i > L in e q a r , K. of R.
ED M E N — Coouille Tribe No. 46, 1. portions. Contracts have been let
O. R. M., meets every Friday night for building the road, many of the
in W. O. W. Hall.
sub contractors have their camps
J. 8. B ar ton , Sachem.
A. P. M il l e r . C. of R.
established and much ot the right
W. A.— Regular meetings of Bea- of way is cleared. As soon as
• ver Camp No. 10.550 in M. \\ . A. spring opens large forces of men
Hall, Front street, first and third Sat
will be put at work at grading all
urdays in each month.
M. O. H a w k i n s . Consul.
along the line.
R . B. R o g e r s , V. C.
Another reason why our people
N ed 0 . K e l l e y , C lerk .
not excited»over the railroad
N. A . — Regular meeting of Laurel
prospect ¡»because it is only one of
___ Camp No. 2972 at M. W . A . Hall,
Front street, second and fourth Tues several enterprises that are now
day nights in each month.
under way for the development of
M a r y K e r n , O r a c le .
E d n a K e li . e v , R e c .
this country and for bettering the
O. W .—Myrtle Camp No. 197, condition of the inhabitants.
. meets first and third Mondays at
W . O. W . Hall.
R. S. K s o w l t o n , C. C.
$480.000, which was commenced
J o h n L e n k v e , S ec.
three years ago and under the con
VENINGTIDE CIRCLE No. 214, tract is to be finished next year; the
meets second and fourth Monday
saw milling, and incidentally the
nights in W . O. W. Hall.
O ra X . M a u r y , G. N.
logging and shipping operations the
M ary A. P ie r c e , Clerk.
dairy business which isbiug develop
'ARMERiTuNION.— Regular meet-
ings second and fourth Paturdays in ed along with other interests of the
each month in W. O. W . Hall.
ranch, and the influx of new comers
F r a n k B c r k iio l o e r , Pres.
to this section, the railroad is only
O. A . M inton y e , Sec.
one subject in which our people are
'RATERN A L AID No. 398, meets the
second and fourth Thursdays each interested. They have for a long
month at W. O. W . Hall.
time regarded it as a settled fact
M r s . C h a s . E vi . a n d , P res.
M r s . L o r a H a r r in g to n , S e c. that the railroad will be built with
in the next year or two and are no
Educational Organizations and Clubs longer excited about it.
Friday evenings of each month, in Ma
p O Q U 11.1. E E D U C A T I O N A L
O LEAGUE— Meets monthly at the
High School Building during the school
year for the purpose of discussing edu
K e n a A n d e r so n , P res.
E dn a M in a r p , S ec.______
KEEL KLUB—A business men’ s
K O social
organization. Hall in Laird s
building, Second street.
A. J. S h er w oo d . Pres.
F re d S l a g l e , Sec.
O M M E R C I A L CLUB—
President; J. C.
J . E. N orton
S a v a g e , S e cre ta ry
'R A IN S —Leave, south bound 9:00 a.
m. and 3:00 p. m. North bound
i0:40 a. m. end 4;40 p. m.
boats plying on the Co
quille river afford ample accommo
dation for 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-.43 p. m._______
L. Laird, proprietor.
parts 5:30 p. m. for Roscburg
Myrtle Point, carrying the United Slates
mail and pasengers.
ryOSTOFFICE.—A. F. Lincgar, post-
1 master. The mails close as follow s:
Myrtle Point 8:40 a. m. and 2:35 p. m.
Marshfield 10:15 a. m. and 4:15 p. tn.
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
J. 8. Lawrence
R H. Mast
L. A. Liljeqvist
.... C. A. Evernden
Water Superintendent ,S. V. Epperson
Fire Chief ..............
Councilmen—D. D. Pierce, C. T. Skeels
W. C. Laird, G. O. Leach, W . II. Ly
ons, Leo J. Cary. Regular meetings
first and third Mondays each month.
ustice of the Peace
.1. J. Stanley
Ned C. Kelley
County Judge ...................John T. Hall
Commissioners- -W . T. Dement, Geo. J.
............ W . W . GBge
T. J. Thrift
Raymond E. Baker
School l i f t ,
A. N. Gould
F. E. Wilson
Societies will get the very best
at the office o f Coquille Herald
THE SCHOOL SITE QUESTION
For What Purpose Are
Other Grounds Wanted
The first and most important
question in connection with this
entire school matter is, for what
purpose do we want school grounds?
Is this school site solely and exclu
sively for a High School building?
The notices are strangely silent
on this question. And the people
do not believe in this secret, under
They pay the
bills, and they have a right to know
to what use this ground is to be
put. It is simply a matter of com
mon right and justice. President
Wilson is right when he says that,
every question effecting the rights
of the people should be put, and
should be discussed in the broad
open light of the day.
And il the board intend this
school site for the exclusive use of
a High School building, then ninety
per cent of the voters and taxpayers
are opposed to it, and they will
vote down the entire proposition.
They have so expressed themselves.
And they are right. There is too
much time and money expended on
the High School now, in proportion
to what the« Grades are getting.
While on the other hand these per
sons favor obtaining some site if it
is to be used generally for the
C. R. BARROW.
Port Orford Loses
The proposal to build a harbor of
refuge at Port Orford has been
turned down by the Secretary of
War, on the grounds of lack of ade
quate commerce and the excessive
cost of the enterprise In the re
port of the army engineers, it was
shown that it would cost from $5,-
000,000 to $6,000,000 to build an
adequate bteakwater at Port Or
ford harbor and the engineers did
not think such a project should be
undertaken at this time, Accord
ing to a dispatch from Washington
to the Oregouian, the engineers
made a survey of Graveyard Point,
but found that only a limited an
chorage could be provided and that
at an excessive cost. The fact that
there is no local commerce at Port
Orford and the further fact that the
establishment of a port at this point
has been delayed also opetated
against the project. Local interests
signified a willingness to contribute
$43,000 towaid the constluction of
a breakwater 200 or 300 feet long
at Graveyard Point, this being one-
fourth the estimated cost of the
work, hut the eugirfeers are of the
opinion that such a breakwater
would he ot little advantage—to
afford sufficient anchorage in bad
weather would cost greatly iu ex
cess of this sum.
project will be indefinitely post
More Evidence That
Southern Line Will Go
That the Portland San Francisco
Railroad company will begin con
struction work in the spriugon the
line from Marshfield, Ore., to Trin
idad, California and that the road
will be completed iD three yeare is
the information given out by E. M.
Chester, of Portland, one of the in-
corpoators of the road.
The company has ordered 9,000
tons of rails for spring work and is
prepared to s pend^$ 14 , 000 , 000 .
Traction agreements have been
mado with the Southern Pacific com
pany whereby they will handle all
construction material for the new
company and also tnke care of the
passenger and freight traffic that
will build up and will necessarily
have to pass over the new roads.
Regarding the proposed railroad
from Grouts Pass to Ore.-cant City
Mr. Chester says that his company
docs uot propose to antagonize the
new road. His company, however,
has planned to build from Grants
Pass to the Blue Ledge mine and
also through the Illinois valley and
across the coast range via Tincup
creek pass to head of Chetco river
and down that stream to Harbor.
Although Mr. Chester is emphatic
in his statement that the Southern
Pacific company is not interested in
the construction of the new road,
it looks very much as though there
were some connection between the
two companies, inasmuch as the S.
P. has announced that it was pre
pared to build through the coast
territory and would fight any other
company that invaded tne teiritory
and now, according to Mr. Chester’s
statement,have made traction agree
ments with the Portland San Fran
SH ALL. .
Discussion of the Proposed System of National High
w ays W ith Main, Trunk and Link Lines
It is a question which is slowly I If France— about the size ofTex-
but surely forcing itself upon the as— needs National Highways, how
National Legisture. Many Sena much more do we, with our huge
tors and Represeutives now believe territory, require them?
that the building ot a system of
Many idealists and dreamers have
National Highways is of more ec proposed National Road Systems
onomic importance than any other for this country. Usually the sys
public work— more vital than the tem has been worked out with a
question ol a large navy, more use map a ruler, a pencil, and sublime
ful thau auy rivet and harbor im laith. Mountains, lakes, rivers
provement, more neccesary than the and forests form no obstacles to
Panama Canal For Highways ; such visionary road Systems. The
are built and owned by all people. National Highways System, as
A few years ago road bills had shown on this map. is the product
short shift in Cougress— at present of no such dream The highways in
there are nearly a hundred bills dicated are either the best present
before Congress dealing with road roads from point to point, or what
building in one lorm or another. are in the judgment of a trained
Although the “ good roads” idea and experienced corps of road en-
has been gathering force and head- gineers, the best possible and prac-
way for years, its advocates are still j ticable roads trom point to point,
pulling in many directions. Some I But these engineers, who worked
roads associations want State High- months on hundreds ol large scale
ways with National Aid. Others maps, and with the aid of a nation-
want State Highways without Nat wide correspondence of more than
ional Aid. Still others want good fifteen thousand personal letters ask-
roads paid for by the counties ing information and advice know
through which they pass, without this system is only tentative. It is
any aid. One, at least, believes but a suggestion. It is not intended
firmly that the question is not only to be anything else. There must
one for States, Counties, Cities and be a beginning to everything, and
little headway can be made without
Towns, but for the Nation.
The National Highway Associa some such careful plan from which
tion believes that the beginning of a to start.
comprehensive good road system
LINK STATES TOGETHeR
for the Nation must be made by
Study the map and see where
the Federal Government.
your home lies with relation to the
Such a system--as outlined on highways. If it is on a Main, Trunk
the map published here— consists of or Link Line, you will probably
A Talk W ith Herald Subscribers
Owing to the change in management of The
Herald, it is imperative that all overdue subscription
accounts be paid without delay. It takes real money,
and considerable of it, to conduct a newspaper and
pay the bills,' and we have a large number on our
list who are in arrears, and who, we feel, should
come across with the price.
It is our purpose to
make The Herald a better and more readable paper,
but without the cooperation of our subscribers this
cannot be done.
If you don’t know how your ac
count stands, we are here to tell you, and if you are
in arrears we are here to receive the money.
•¡Job Printing— N ew presses
new material and experienced
workmen. A guarantee that
Herald printing will please
P E R Y E A R $ 1 .5 0
is spent —as spent it is bound to be— \
it will be gradually and through an
If New York Slate can afford five |
millions a year for road building, is \
Important Meeting to be Held
it unreasonable to suppose the \
at Eureka to Promote a
United States Government can af
ford ten times as much or fifty mil
lions a year?
Plans are now being perfected for
Think it over. Look at the map
Study it and see how it will affect a conference of unusual interest and
you and your home. If you have character which will lie held in
any suggestions to make, or critic Eureka, California, on August 21
ism to offer, the National Highways and 22 of the present year. The
Association would like to hear them. object of this conference will E>e the
The system as outlined is only organization ot a Pacific Coast Good
which shall in
But if it Roads Association,
appears as a beautiful dream, it is
at least a practicable, engineer’s advance the cause of good roads in
dream, and a dream which— like California, Oregon and Washing
that of de Lesscp’s and the canal— ton. Governor Lister of Washing
is bound to come true some time. ton, Governor West of Oregon and
The National Highways Associa Governor Johnson of California,
tion believes that the time when the have promised to attend the con
dream begins to come true is close ference, which will be presided over
at hand. It is a dream which vital by the first named of these gentle
ly affects every man, woman and men. It is expected that Judge J.
child in the country— a dream T. Ronald, president of the Pacific
which, when it come true in its en Highway Association; Samuel Hill
tirety, will be found of more im ol Maryhill, Washington, and many
portance to our progress as a Nation other prominent good roads advo
to our wealth, to our social and cates will also be in attendance.
The proposed conference will
political life and to onr other dream
some novel features. Eureka,
of absolute indepedence, than any
one movement we, as a Nation, where it is to be held, is the largest
town in the United States without
have ever made
Ed Note— The map referred to a through railroad, and, except in
in the foregoing article may be seen the summer months, wholly depen
dent upon the sea for intercourse
at the Herrkl office
with the outside world. Thus,
those attending the conference will
have to make the journey by
The fund being raised for the steamer trom San Francisco or Port
Bandon library is steadily in- land, or by automobile from the
north, east or south. Many of the
will make the ttip by auto
Brandt Taylor will soon graduate
from the road, go to milking cows trom San Francisco northward
along the coast. A number of those
and become human.
coming from the north will turn
Wm Doyle and H. L- Anderson,
westward at Grants Pass, and fol
the cattle buyers, were in Bandon
low the coast south to Eureka, A
Saturday. They report beef stock
greater number, however, including
the governors of the three stales,
R. M. Pressey, Kenneth Perkins, will journey from Redding or Red
George Henry a.id Noah Davidson Bluff (.cross the Coast Range to
have put in modern ensilage ma Eureka. This trip will involve 167
chines and will build silos.
miles of travel and will carry the
Chester Meekum, who has bad visitors through some of the finest
his skull Iractured at the Prosper scenery in the West.
Mill, has so far recovered as to be
The conference is to be held
able to leave the Bandon Hospital. under the auspices of the Humboldt
R. M. Weddle, of this office, is at Promotion and Development Com
Marshfield today to meet his sister, mittee, which will have the aid oH
Miss Alfa Weddle, who is coming the Automobile Club of Humboldt
from Vancouver, B. C., to Bandon, county in the entertainment of the
to make her home.
GOOD HOADS CONFERENCE
PUNNED FOR KOMBOIHT
A deal is in progress today where
by Messrs Finch & Schroeder, of Will Establish Shoe
Factory in Coquille
fifty thousand miles of National like the system. But if you live Arago, lease the entire lower floor
Highways. It is not intended that somewhere that this system does
E. L. Tozit-r, who has a shoe and
this map should represent the en not touch, den’t condemn the sys We understand a modern restaurant
harness shop in the Train buildiog,
tire good road system needed by the tem. Remember .'hat it is designed |
has just received from Portland a
United States. It is merely a ten to connect the States with each1
CURRY COUNTY CUIUNGS
vamping machine for use in the
tative suggestion of the National other. It is intended to touch
(From the Port Orford Tribune)
manufacture of shoes. He makes a
System of National highways, from eveiy large city, every State Cap
S, H. Hummer, a new-comer specialty of building loggers' heavy
which by good road built by States) ital, and to bring closer together
from Portland, filed on a homestead shoes, and heretofore has bought
by Counties, and by Cities and the several parts of the country.
in the Sixes river country, Monday. the uppers readv-made in Seattle.
Towns wold grow and multiply, j The roads are as straight as the con-
R. A. McPherson, of Sixes, will He will now do this work here. He
r o a d s br eed roads
tour ol the country will permit.
build a neat $600 cottage this sum has other finishing machines comiDg
Marshfield Will Call
mer. C. H. Pearse has the con from Minneapolis and when they
A Special Election mile of good road breeds another j of money to tunnel mountains or tract on Mr. McPherson’s plans. arrive lie will go energetically into
mile. Put a State wide, good road bridge lakes and rivers. Remem-
This makes two nice houses for the the business of makiDg shoes, more
down anywhere in this country and her, too, that yonr locality would
(Coos Bav News)
particularly the heavy goods used
who will be next?
At a meeting of the city council in ten years there will be dozens of be connected with such a system by
so extensively in the logging woods
yesterday evening, another com good roads reaching it from all parts a local road in a very short time,
Notice that there are three classes will operate from Eureka during hereabouts. He says he has outlets
munication from the Terminal Rail of the State. Put down a System
in sight for all he can turn out with
way was read, to the effect that the of National Highways built and of highways, Main, Trunk and Link the coming summer, while the
a small plant, and be will enlarge
company is anxious to ascertain maintained by the National Govern- The Main Highways are six in
as fast and as far as the trade will
what the wishes of the people are, ment, and County officials would number, Northern, Central, South-
Mississippi and Chetco. This will leave a poor ser justify.
as to whether or uot they desire soon see the advantages of con ern, 4 tlantic,
Coquille is a central point in an
the steam franchise through Marsh necting all parts of the States with Pacific These form the starting vice between Rogue river. Port Or
logging district, and there
point and the basis of the system.
field assigned to the Southern Pa those National roads.
is no reason why the footwear
There are two million miles of Next come thirteen great Trunk leay people put a boat on the run,
cific, and when the Terminal Rail
ueeded should not be made right
way is satified that the majority roads in the United States The lines, feeding and crossing the which we understand is their in
favor it, the Terminal Railway will fifty thousand miles of highway Main Highways, and connecting
Mr. Tozier has already built up
The 1913 dairy output in the
in every way possible in dealing showen on the map is but a fraction the various sections of the country
a trade by close attention to
with the Southern Pacific endeavor over two per cent of this mileage. in more intimate relations. Fi vicinity of Port Orford will be con
He informs the Herald
to do what is to the best interest of But improve these fifty thousand nally come forty Link Highways—
that in about eight years he has
the city of Marshfield and Coos Bay miles into good roads, and keep smaller National Highways— mak A. J Marsh will milk over 50 cows
them good roods by proper main ing a gridiron of the whole system as against 33 last season. W. R. had only four days of vacation from
as heretofore stated.
Hurst Sr. aud Jas. Sutton will milk the shop.
BUILDING THE SYSTEM
After discu ssing the matter at tenance, and fifty thousand miles
He has secuied the services of B.
To build such a system complete 15 or 20 on the former’s place on
some length, council decided to call
Newam, who is an expert cutter
a special election for March 18th, and then another fifty thousand I will take a man’s liletime and a Elk river, while the Knapp and
is now on duty.
at which time two nteassures re aud another and another, until our huge amount of money. If the Zumwalt dairies will add over too
wealth of the world were ready to
garding the Terminal Railway
will be placed before the voters. tory, would be crossed and recrossed I build this system to morrow, it of the creameries have already them to employ about 60 men, aQd
they are now in a position to fill
One will specify that the franchise with good roads as France is to ■ would still take many years, be- started in a small way, and in a few
more promptly, which will be
i cause there are available neither
be turned over to the Southern Pa day.
to their customers, who
engineers nor knowledge enough to
n a t io n a l h ig h w a y s a b r o a d
cific in its present form, and the
have been obliged to wait from 60
France has National Highways. do it quickly.
other will require a cinch common
to 90 days tor shoes in the past.
When this or a similar system of Bergmann Enlarge« Plant
user clause. This substantially I These are immense trunkline roads,
Tbeo. Bergmann, as president and
will he the-mature of the measures I great arteries of commerce, and National Highways is built— and
The THEO BEROMANN SHOE manager, wishes to announce that
to be voted on.
from these the smaller roads are built it surely will be some day—
all reports that he has sold out are
buit by the provinces of France, it will be by a National Highways MFG. CO of Portland, has enlarged
untrue. His ambition is to have his
For killing a female deer during ( just as the States and counties of Commission, which
two sons, Edward and William, who
the closed season, Dr. J. R. Barr of j our States will build feeders and and then builds, one or more roads the great demand for the BERG-
are well learned in the business,
Springfield, was fined $150 and ; cotinect ion» to a National System of at a time, learning as it builds. M ANN shoe. The additional story
take it over when he retires.
costs at Eugene.