T he C oquille H erald V ** Q T h e Herald, the old estab lished reliable newspaper of the Coquille Valley in which an “ ad" always brings results. V O L . 31, N O . 30 C O Q U IL L E , C O O S C O U N T Y , O R E G O N , T U E S D A Y , A P R IL CITY DIRECTORY yr Fraternal and BeneVolent Orders Diamond Rope F. A A. M.—Regular meeting of • Chadwick Dodge No. 68 A. F. A A. M.. at Masonic Hall, every Ka'urday night in each month oil or before the full moon. C. W . K .N m c o r r , W. M. K. If. M ast , ecreta ry. ! A K. 8.— Regular meeting of Heulah • Chapter No. (i, recoud and fourth Friday evenings of each month, in Ma sonic Hall. E va B a k r o w , W. M O J O S K I'H IN K t i . J Or, T he M y s te r y Solved I ’ EOIM.KH, 8 e C . By C L A R I S S A M A C H I E T O. O. F.—Coquille larlge No. 53, 1 .0 1 . O. F., meet» every î-atuiday night n Odd Fellows Hall. Rogers thrust the morning newspa C. tf. C i . kavkm , N. G. per under my nose and pointed to the J. 8. I.AWKKNCK, Sec- glaring headlines. amie k e b e k a h lod ge . No.20 “ Read that!” he commanded. 1. O. O. F., meets every second and “ I huve read It, confound you!” I fourth Wednesday nights ill Odd Fellow. growled. “ You can’t stir up any sen Hall. E m ily H khsky , N. G, sational argument in this office today. A n n ie L ayyuxnce , Hec. Jack. I don’t care If Mrs. Slashliu /-»O Q U II.LE ENCAMPMENT. No. 2’ Goeshy has lost her diamond necklace! I. O. O. F., meets ihe first and I hi r She hasn’t consulted us. She Is no Thursday nights in Odd Fellows Hall. client o f ours.” ■t. 8 . B a r t o n , 0 . t*. J . 8 .L am - resck , Sec. ] “True, true -sadly true,” agreed my partner, sitting down on the edge o f n i g h t s o f p y t h i a *.— Lycurgu« the table and ptjsbing his hat back Lodge No. 72, meets Tuesday nights j with an excited gesture. “ Neverthe in W. 0 . W. Hall. » less, my dear Harley, you mustn’t for K. R. W a tso n , K R . S. get that the pleasant side line or diver O. A. M intosyk , C. C. sion, avocation, or whatever you call It, YTHIAN SISTERS—Justus Ten.pl. o f this particular law firm Is to do a No. 35, meet» first and Third Mon bit of amateur detective work, espe day nights in VV. 0 . W. Hall. • cially when there’s a reward of real Mas. G k » rob D avis , M. E. C. money out.” . M r s . F rb d L in e g a r , K. of R. “ Real money, Jack?” I pricked up my ED MEN—Coquille Tribe No, 46, 1. ears. O. R. M., meets every Friday niglii “ Five thousand dollars reward,” re in W. O. VV. Hall. turned my partuer crisply. J. **. B a r t o n , Sachem. A. P. M il l e r , C. of R. I I whistled “ I’d like to get hold o f that, Jack.” W. A.— Regular meetings of Rea- i "Same here. Want to try for It?” . ver Camp No. 10,550 in M . W . A. j “ Where shall we begin? What do Hall, Front street, first and third Sat- you know about It?” urdavs in each month. “ Only what It says In the paper here, M. O. H awkins . Consul. bui I’ ve drawn my own conclusions.” R. B. R o g e r s . V. C. I picked up the newspaper. “ I’ ll N kd C. K e l l e y , Clerk. read It over carefully, and we can com N. A.— Regular meeting of L«ur* I pare notes,” I suggested, and Jack nod . i amp No. 2972 at M. W. A . Hall Front street, second and fourth Tue?-- ded assent and lighted his pipe. At last I threw aside the sheet. “ Fire day night» in each month. ahead,” I said. M a r y K ern , Oracle E dn a K e l l e y , Rec. “ In the first place, Mrs. Goesby de clares that she removed the rope of O. VV.— Myrtle Camp No. 197 diamonds from her neck and laid it on . meets first and third .Mondays at her dressing table. She passed Into W . O. W. Hall. her boudoir for an instant, and when It. S. K n o w lto n , C. C. she returned the rope had disappeared. J ohn I. e n e v e , S ec. It was 2 o’clock in the morning. She VENINOTIDB G1HCLB No. -Ml. had Just returned from a function of meets »econd and fourth Mondas some sort and had ordered that her nights in VV. O. W. Hall. maid need not be in attendance. She O ra X . M a u r y , G. N . was practically alone. Her husband M a r y A . P ie r c e , Clerk. was In Washington. She neither heard ARMERS UNION.— Regular meet ings f econd and fourth Saturdays in each month in VV. O. W. Hall. F r a n k B u r k h o l d e r , Pres. O. A. M inton y e , Sec. M K P R M R W E F R A T E R N A L AID N o . 398, Wit U tli* second and fourth Thursdays each inontli at VV. O. W . Hall M r ». C h a s . F v i . a n d , Pres. M rs . L ora H a r r in g t o n , Sec. F Educational Organizations and Clubs OQUILLE EDUCATIONAL LEAGUE—Meets monthly at the C High School Building during the school year for the purpose of discussing edu cational topics. R ena A n d e r so n , Pres. E d n a M i n a rd , Sec._____ repeated Severn! times as we question ed her in our capacity o f private de tectives. “ She is French?” I asked. “ Yes; she has l>eeii with me for flve yours and \x most reliable.” “ Where is she now?” “ In the house somewhere-- perhaps In her own room. She was much upset by the robbery as well as by the police command that no one leave the house.” “ That is a detective In the lower hall?” “ Yes. He came a half hour ago. I have felt easier since he has beeu on duty.” Mrs. Goesby showed us the dressing table whereon she had laid the rope of diamonds which bad so mysteriously disappeared during the few minutes she was absent from the room. We looked the room over carefully without result. There was no chimney, nit hole mode of escape for man or beast of any shape or size. It was a charming room, this dressing room of fashionable beauty—the walls paper ed with trelllsed roses that rambled over the celling and almost appeared to hang in clusters over our heads. The ceiling attracted me strangely. When I stood on u chair and poked my cane ut a spot over the dressing table a look o f intelligence came into Rogers’ expressionless face. “ What are you doing?” half laughed Mrs. Goesby. Then she added, “ How very odd!” It was curious, odd, absurd, any thing you care to call It. for my cane had poked right tiirough one o f those lovely pink roses on the ceiling, and there flopped down to the carpet the cut out rose itself and left up there an u glyiittle hole through ceiling, plaster and lath. “ I guess we’ ll find a loose hoard up there in the room o f your maid.” sug gested Rogers. “ As well as a long, slender stick with a hook on one end,” 1 added briskly, for I could see that $5,000 re ward in the distance, and it looked good to me. “ Oh. do you believe that that is the way It happened?” cried Mrs. Goesby, quite unnerved by the discovery we had made. “ I cannot believe that Fe lice would do anything o f that sort.” “ If you will accompany me up stairs,” I suggested, leaving my part ner In the dressing room on guard. We found the door o f the maid’s room wide open and the biffl flown, by what underground route we never found out. I pulled up the rugs from the floor and searched until 1 found the loose board In her closet. When I pried it up I could look right down on to the dressing table, from which the dia mond neckluce had disappeared. “ How is this for a fishing pole?” 1 asked after a search o f the room, and I brought forth two strips o f bamboo, perhaps six feet each in length. Once they had formed [»art o f a bamboo porch screen. On the end o f one strip there was fastened a piece of wire firmly twisted into a strong hook. When one pole was fitted into the oth er and thrust down the hole we were enabled to flsh up almost auythiug from the dressing table below. Now that the method o f robbery had been solved, it remained to catch the clever maid, who had disappeared 8, (JJob 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 1913 yt with the diamonds A search' o f the house resulted *n nothing. No oue had seen her since the Inflated break fast hour. We obtained her descrip tion from Mgs. Goesby. and. having that lady’s assurance that our discov eries should remain a secret for the time being, we went on our way re joicing. large visions of the $5.000 re ward dazzling our eyes. “ If you were a French maid and had attached yourself to n fortune in dia monds what would yon do?” I a»ked Î _____ Rogers the next morning “ I’d make track« for the French By ETHEL A N D R E W S line pier!” he exclaimed, and I was with him instantly. So we were soon whirling down Houston street to the French line pier. Steven Redmond was twenty years Passengers were straggling aboard, old when he met Lulu Beckwith, and for several hours we watched j Very few men are developed at twen- there, finding no one who came within j ty, and Steven was not oue o f tbe a mile o f the description Mrs, Goesby few. Nevertheless he considered him had given us o f her maid Felice. self a full fledged man. and since he Tw o black garbed nuns hastened was at the mating age lie engaged him past us. and Rogers* grip on my arm self to Miss Beckwith, she being will brought me to instant attention. ing One o f the uuns fitted the descrip Miss Beckwith, like Mr. Redmond, tion of Felice. We could not see her was n member of the main social cir hair because o f the stiffly starched cle in ttie place where they lived and linen both used to the artificial life pertain The other woman was stout and ing to society. But there was a vast commonplace looking, hut somehow difference between them. Itedmond they did not have the serene expres was capable of being developed. Miss sion o f the sweet sisters of the church. Beckwith was not. The small, dark one. like her com Why Is it that a pretty girl In panion. wore a heavy rosary of large, pretty clothes and with pretty ways black, irregular beads. It swung from should necessarily be a divinity to her waist and swung in and out of the a young man? It is Impossible to thick folds o f her skirts. I caught all say unless it is to carry out the mating this at a glance as they passed, and we law of nature. At any rate, so did followed them aboard Miss Beckwith, who was a very shal I was almost ashamed of my suspi low young lady, appear to Mr. Red cions, but Rogers was whispering in mond. But he was not destined to my ear. possess her, for her father and moth “ The short oue—notice her rosary: er thought that so admirable a per Looks like black woodeu beads or jet. son us their daughter should marry an eh? Caught a glimpse of a sparkle equally admirable mau. Where they that would dazzle your eyes.’ ’ were going to get him was another “ What is it. Jack?” I breathed. matter. There was no hurry. Lulu “ The diamond rope painted bla-k. was very young. What do you think of that? .lust step Possibly had the girl been the life ashore and call an officer. Telephone helpmate Redmond really wanted she to headquarters if you think best. I’ ll might have had something to say about watch here and see that they don’t get the matter herself However this lie, away or suspect.” she a< quiesced. threw Steven ov« r and “ You’re sure?” I insisted as 1 went waited for r. n.i n t > appear whom her ashore. parents would approve. Steven was “ Sure as guns!” he said. plunged in deep<*t grief. “ That i lids it And he was right! When the heavy for me.” he said "1 shall never love black rosary was taken from the de any one else. My heart is broken.” fiant, scratching, biting little French There was something about Redmond woman and the beads were carefully to attract Mar- art ( ’atherwood. Ked- scraped with a knife they revealed the ! mond being a broken hearted man it brilliant sparkle of the Goesby dia I was necessary that Margaret should monds. rather seel; him than that he should It was a clever trick, and its discov seek her. Afier awhile he began to ery won us the $5.000 reward think that life need not be lonely; if Ihe could not ha\e a love he mi; h: at I least have a companion. Acting on this P R E C IO U S M O M E N T S . he proposed to Margaret. He was too Bacon’s fame is mainly due to honorable to let her suppose that she books written in his spare hours could ever occupy first place n his while he was England’s chancellor. | heart. H um boldt’s days were so occupied Margaret listened to Ills proposal, with his business that he had to co in m eh ding him for his honesty, and pursue his scientific labors in the methodically set It down in the list of night or early morning. Bum , his recommendations for a hustand wrote his most beautiful poems in In the list of his shortcomings there his spare moments while working was only this < linging to a lost love She told him that she would com-i .ei on a farm. G rote wrote his “ H is the matter and determine whether she tory of G r e e c e ” during the o d d , would consoiit to marry a man who and ends of time snatched from loved another woman Steven was his duty as a hanker. “ M om ent, slightly disconcerted at tills cool way are the golden sands of tim e" if of looking on the matter, hut admitted rightly used. to himself that under the circumstances the lady had a choice between but two Constant Man * But tie Required a Founda- 1 tion For his Constancy. courses either to refuse him or take him as a broken hearted man. Margaret hud heard o f Steven’a love affair, but knew nothing o f the girl who kept his heart in her possession without making any use o f It. She made inquiries, and the report she re ceived that best expressed Miss Beck with’s character was that there was “ nothing in her.” There was a good deal in Miss ( ’atherwood, and from the time she received this report she felt no fear o f her rival. She was well uvvare of Mr. Redmond’a good points and, womanlike, was rather inclined to love him for his absurd devotion than for some of bis more admirable qualities—that is, so long as he was hers: % When Redmond came for his answer she told him that she had earnest ly considered his proposition. She re gretted that she could not be first in his esteem^, but his devotion to his first love showed that he was o f a constant nature. Was It not better to occupy a second place with such n man than first place with one who would be con stantly shifting? At any rate, sucl had unwise lu It at ull. The status wiia the name 11 » It had been. Ml«» Beck-| with » parent« were »till looking (or a hiiabaud for her o f sufficient eminence to match her perfections, and there wns no reason why she should not en joy Steven’s society occasionally and be lid’s. There was something so decided lu tbe w ife’s tnauner us well ns her words that the husband made uo other reply than a scowl To tell the truth, he thought his wife wus trying to dis cover whether or uo he hud recovered from his utfnlr with the lady lu ques- tlou. What wua bis aatouhdimeut when a few days Inter Margaret show ed him a note from Miss Beckwith ac cepting an Invitation for a visit. But w hat was there to do? Only to let her come. The guest arrived just before din ner. It was uii years since Steven Itedmond had seen her. She wns then eighteen. She was now twenty-four. There was uo greet change lu her ap pearance. She was still a beauty, though she wns very thin. While what there was bloomed like a pale been her conclusion, and she had de pink rose, there was not much o f It to bloom Somehow its delicacy was not cided to accept him. Possibly under the pleasing influence as effective with Itedmond aa It bad of an engagement Steven might have beeh. There was evidence lu it of an No Intellectual change admitted that there was hope for a enrl.v decay. patching of his broken heart; but, con appeared In the Indy, but there had sidering all llull had pTussed between been uo Intellectual development A him and Margaret, there was nothing certain cblldllkenesa that had beeu de- to he said. He had been com mended Uclousnesa six year« ago waa now In for his constancy; it would not do for sipid. Mrs. Itedmond watched her husband him to become at once iucoustaut. So on the face of It tbe two began life out o f the corner o f her eye as be sur together under the supposition that the veyed Ills old .lo v e and la n at once husband loved another woman, and his that the Image he bad 8et up In bla wife accepted the position of a friend heart had tumbled off Ita pedestal and been broken lu pieces. From tbe mo and companion. # Mrs. Redmond, having secured a sec ment she knew the place her rival had ondary position with the man she want occupied was vacant and abe bad but ed for a husband, began to consider to step Inside she became especially how she might drive out the party of tenia I There is a status occupied by each the first part and occupy first place. Perhaps she acted on the principle of person that cannot be assumed or got the bride who as soon as married pro rid of. Mrs. Redmond was herself, and Miss Beckwith was herself, and there ceeds to break up her husband’s con nectlons with the members of his fam was u wide gap betweeu tbelr person Redmond winced under the ily and his intimate friends that she alities. may have no rivals. Another Illustra shallow remarks o f the girl whom, tion is the usurper who decapitates the when he proposed to bis wife, be had princes o f the blood who may stand in said wns his first and would be hla his way. At any rate, Margaret did only true love. When the coffee was not propose that any corner o f her hus brought on he snld, “ You and Lulu go band’s heart should be long occupied into the library and make yourselves by any oue but herself. What did she comfortable; I’ m going to smoke here." “ You dou’t mind smoke, do you, Miss do? What many women would con sider walking right into the den o f the Beckwith?" asked Mrs. Redmond. “ I don’t." lioness. Miss Beckwith snld she dldD’ t mind “ Dear,” she said to her husband one day, “ I see no reason why you should It at all. Since Mr. Redmond would not derive com fort from Lulu Beck not be permitted to smoke alone he went with them to the library. with. Had I married a widower I would not have been Jealous of his first wife, and I have no Jealousy of one who has preceded me in your af fections. So long as she occupies first place there’s no reason why she should not come here occasionally to help me be a com fort to you. I’ve decided to invite her to make us a visit.” Now, Redmond was enjoying the comforts of a home, had got used to working in double harness and was de voted to his profession. But we are all contrary at times, and insteud of replying as he felt, “Qh, let that alone —I’ m all over it,” he said, “ Don’t you think, dear, it would be unwise to throw temptation in my w ay?” Mrs. Redmond did not see anything K O KEEL KLUB—A business men’ s 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. club — j . e . K okvob C ommercial President; J. C. Secret» * S avage , *Transportation Facilities RAl NS — Leave, south hound 9 :00 a. m. and 3:00 p m. North bound i0:40 a. m. *nd 4 :40 p. m. r o a t s —Six boats plying on the Co quille river afford ample accommo dation h»r carrying freight anil passen gers to Bandon and way po nte. Boat» leave at 7 :30, 8:30, 9:20 and 9:30 a. m. and at 1:00, 3:30 and 4:4> p. m. B < 2 > THE fi ose BEADS W ERE C A R E F U L L Y W ITH ▲ K N IFE. 8CRAPED a sound nor saw anything out of tlie ordinary. The windows and doors were all closed and locked. “ How about chimneys?” 1 asked calmly. OSTOFFICE.— A. F. Linegar, |*>st- “ Well, I’ m blessed!” Rogers stared ma9ter. The mails close aw iollow i: at me and then dashed for the tele Myrtle Point 8:40 a. m. and 2:35 p. m. Marshfield 10:15 a. in. and 4:15 p. in. phone. 1 heard him call Mrs. Goesby’s num Bandon and way points. Norway and Arago 12:45 p. in. Eastern mail 5:15 ber and hold a conversation with a servant at the other end. When he p. m. Eastern mail arrives 7 :45 a. m. hung up the receiver all the satisfac tion had disappeared from his face, City and County Officers leaving (>erplexlty and doubt. “ No chimney there; house is steam ...... .........J. S. Lawrence heated. The Goesbys don’ t like fire ............... R. II. Mart places, and that room is not connected ..............L. A. Liljeqvist with any chimney. Now. what?” l>. M. Hall-Lewis “ Where did the maid sleep?” 1 asked ............ C. A. Evernden Night Marshal John Hurley suddenly. “ On the fourth floor, in a room di Water Superintendent 8. V. Epperson Fire Chief..... ..Walter Oerding rectly over that o f her mistress,” said Councilmen —D. D. PierCP, C. T. Skeels Rogers, with a puzzled glance at me. W. CL le«)r< 1, G. O. Leach, W . H. Ly “ 1 wonder If we could gain admit ons, Leo J. Cary. Regular meetings tance to the house?” first and third Mondays each month. “ I think so Wellington will give me a letter o f Introduction to Mrs. Goes J. J. Stanley by.” Justice of the Peace Constable......... ..................Ned C. Kelley “ Come on: let’s get about earning that five thousand,” I said, closing my County Judge .....................John T. Hall desk and reaching for my hat Commissioners —W . T. Dement, Geo. J. “ Oh, let’» hurry!” scoffed my partner. Armstrong “ Let’s get it before luncheon, eh?” ..................James Watson Clerk “ Come along!” W. W. Osgo Jack came eagerly. We got the nec ............... T. M. Dimmick T. .1. Thrift essnry letter from Wellington and made our way uptown to the splendid ... .....A. N. Gould mansion owned by the millionaire .................. F. E. Wilson Slashlln Goesby. We were admitted Dr. Walter Cul’.n to the house and received by a pom Health Officer pous butler, who Anally led us upstairs into the presence of Mrs. Goesby her self will get the very best She was a fair, plump woman o f gra cions presence and made no secret of her anxiety about the famous rope o f ic e o f Coquille Herald diamonds. “ My maid Is above Musplch/n,” sue T G ItE W XRCK. BIR B 0 8 B A N D ’» The mun who could never love hut one woman held out for three days, showing by tils actions that Ids ’’ love" hml heroine a liore to lilm, but he was unwilling to go back on himself and confess that he had talked like a fool. Three days o f tioredom were enough to bring out the white flag, and be capit- ulnted without a single coudltlou. In deed. he didn’t care to do so. At the end o f the third day he said to bis i wife: - “ For heaven’s sake, send her away!” Mrs. Redmond threw her arms about her husband’s neck and snld; "You needn’t explain. I’ ve seen It all from the first moment you met her here. Your constancy does you credit, and had It been based on something more solid would have abided with you." "It la based on n rock, nnd there’ s not the slightest danger of Its sliding off Its foundation.” he replied, with a kiss. An excuse waa made to end Miss Beckwith's visit, and she departed the next day ______________________ L. Laird, proprietor. S TAGE—J. parts 5:30 p. m. for Lose burg De via Myrtle Point,carrying the United Siates mail and pa»engcr». P UNTINO HER ARM S AFOOT F O U R T H IN G S . Four thing, a man mud learn to d o It he w ould make hit record true— T o think without confuuon clearly. T o love hi, (ellow men rii.cerely, T o act from hon ed motive* purely, T o trud in G o d and heaven se curely. — H en ry van Dyke. ________ ; ________ Edwards & Merritt’s Musical Comedy Co., at the Royal Theater Two Nights Only--W ednesday and Thursday, April 9 and 10 Domeatio Dl«cipline. "Can't we get Johnny to take hl» m e d lc ln e ? ” asked tbe father. "1 thlnk we can,” replled tha motiv er, “ If we drop It Info the préserves anil then prétend we hâve forgotten to | look them up.” - Washington Star.