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•¡The Herald, the old estab
lished reliable newspaper of
the Coquille Valley in which
ai^“ ad” always brings results.
VO L. 31.
T he C oquille H erald
C O Q U IL L E , COOS C O U N T Y . O R E G O N . T U E S D A Y , A U G U S T 5, 1913.
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F rite rm l in d Benevolent Orders
F. & A. M.— Regular meeting of
• Chadwick Lodge No. t>8 A. F. & A.
M. at Masonic Hall, every Saturday
night in each month on or before the
C. W . E ndicott , W. M.
R. H. M ast , Secretary.
K. 8.—Regular meeting of Reulah
. Chapter No. 6, second and fourth
Friday evenings of each month, in Ma
E va B abbuw , W. M-
J osephine G. P eofi . es , Sec.
THE NEWS IN TABLOID FORM
Condensed for the Quick A s
similation of Busy Men anc
W om en — General Round-
O. O. F.—Coquille Lodge No. 53,1. O.
. O. F., meets every Saturday night
U p o f a W id e Scope
n Odd Fellows Hall.
C. H. C leaves , N. G.
J. 8. L awrence , Sec.
r e b e k a h l o d g e . No. 20
I. O. O. F., meets every second and
fourth Wednesday nights tnOdd Fellows
E mily H eiisey , N. G,
A nnie L awrence , 8ec.
a m ie
r v O Q im .l.E ENCAMPMENT, No. 25
V_y I. O. O. F., meets the firstand third
Thursday nights in Odd Fellows Halt.
J. 8. B arton , C. P.
J . S.L awrence , Sec.
N IG H T S OF PYTH IAS.—Lycurgus
Lodge No. 72, meets Tuesday flights
in W. O. W. Hall.
R. R. W atson . K R. 8.
O. A. M intonyb , C. C.
IAN SISTERS—Justus Temple
No. 35, meets first and Third Mon
day nights iu W. O. W. Hall.
Mss. G eoboe D avis , M. E. C.
M rs . F red L inegar , K. of R.
ED MEN—Coquille Tribe No. 46, 1
O. R. M., meets every Friday night
in W. O. W. Hall.
J. 8. B arton , Sachem.
A. P. M iller , C. of R.
The Chinese rebels are reported
Castro has stirred up a revolution
The administration denies any
inteution of interfering in Mexico
European nations are balking on
sending exhibits to the Panama
Chas. Bissell and Bernard Mc
Donald, Americans imprisoned in
Chihuahua, Mexico,have been re
The winner of the Ascot gold cup
in the English races sold a to South
African millionaire lor $250,000, a
Another heat wave was sweeping
through the middle west last week,
resulting in the hottest weather of
the summer in Chicago,
The discovery of two sticks of
dynamite in a cell of Sing Sing
N. A.—Regular meeting of Laurel prison. New York, has led to a
. Camp No. 2972 at M. W. A . Hall,
Close watch of the convicts.
Front street, Becond and fourth Tues
W. A.—Regular meetings of Bea-
• ver Camp No. 10,550 in M. W . A.
Hall, Front street, first and third Sat
urdays in each month.
M. O. H a w k i n s . Consul.
R. B. R ogers , V. C.
N ed O. K elley , Clerk.
day nights in each month.
M ary K ern , OrScle.
E dna K elley , Rec.
W .—Myrtle Camp No. 197,
ts every Wednei
Wednesday at 7 :30
Ü. W . Hall.
Lee Currie, C. C.
J ohn L eneve , Sec.
J^VENINGTIDE CIRCLE No. 214,
meets second and fourth Monday
nights in W. O. W . Hall.
O ba X . M aury , G. N.
M ary A. P ierce , Clerk.
ARMERS UNION.— Regular meet
ings second and fourth Saturdays in
each month in W. O. W. Hall.
F rank B urkholder , Pres.
O. A. M intonye , Sec.
. 398, meets the
second and fourth Thursdays each
month at W. O. W . Hall.
a i d no
M rs . C har . E vland , Pres.
M rs . L ora H arrington , Sec.
Educational Organisations and Clubs
C TT LEAGUE—Meets
monthly at the
High School Building during the rc I ioo I
year for the purpose ot discussing edu
R e n a A b d e r s o n , Pres.
E dna M inaro , Sec._____
O KEEL KLUB—A business men’ s
social organisation. Hall in Laird’ s
building, Sesond street.
A. J. S h e r w o o d . Pres.
F rrd S l a o l b , See.
C L U B - J. E. N
President; J. C. S
RAINS—Leave, south bound 9:00 a.
m. and 3:00 p. m. North bound
i0:40 a. m. and 4 ;40 p. m.
OATS—Six boats plying on the Co
quille river afford ample accommo
dation for carrying freight and passen
gers to Bandon and way points. Boats
I eave at 7 :30, 8 :30, 9 :20 and 9 :S0 a. m.
and at 1:00, 3 :30 and 4 :43 p. m.
L. Laird, proprietor. De
parts 5:30 p. m. for Koeehurg via
Myrtle Point, carrying the United States
mail and pasengers.
A F. Linegar, post
master. The mails close as follows:
Myrtle Point 8:40 a. m. and 2:35 p. in.
Marshfield 10:15 a. m. and 4:15 p. m.
Bandon and way points,- Norway and
Arago 12:45 p. m. Eastern mail 4:45
a. m. Eastern mail arrives 10: a. m.
City and County Officers
A. T. Morrison
J. 8. Lawrence
. IR. H. Mast
. M. Hall-LewiB
C. A. Evernden
Night Marshal ............
Water Superintendent S. V. Epperson
Councilmen—D. D. Pierce, C. T. Skeels
W. C. Laird, G. O. Leach, W . H. Ly
ons, Leo J. Cary. Regular meetings
first and third Mondays each month.
Justice of the Peace ........J. J. Stanley
Constable.»........ ............ Ned C. Kelley
Thirteen employes who rank
from section laborers to officials
have been pensioned at Chicago by
the Illinois Central railroad.
Donky engines are being sent
from Seattle to Siam, to take the
place o f elephants in getting out
logs-in the teak wood forests.
The Pekin correspondent of a
London newspaper says of the
Chinese rebellion that “ a long and
wearisome war seems certain.”
The supreme court of Oklahoma
has affirmed the validity of the
“ grandfather” clause in the state
constitution which disenfranchises
At Wenatchee, Wash., milk from
a cow which had grazed in an or
chard sprayed with arsenate of lead
is held responsible for the death of
The Board of Education, by a
vote of fourteen to one refused to
accept the resignation of Mrs. Ella
Flagg Young as Superintendent of
Senator Sterling’s resolution
qualifying persons over eighteen to
make homestead entries on public
lands was favorably reported by
the Senate Public Lands committee.
In every German town there is
one school in which dairying is
tsught When the children are- 15
years old, if they have decided to
become dairy farmers they enter
That a far-reaching vice ring
exists, with the object of recruiting
2000 girls before 1915 for the un
der world of San Francisco, is the
statement of Mrs. Hester T . Grif
fith a temperance worker.
S. U. G. Holmes, a member of
the lower house of the West Vir
ginia legislature, has been convicted
at Webster Springs on a charge of
accepting a bribe in connection
with the election of a United
Earnings of $41,219,813, and
net eartiings of $31,920,611 are
shown by the quarterly statement
issued by the United States Steel
corporation at New York.
earnings show a large gain, and are
in excess of the most favorable esti
amounted to 316 , 401,000 board feet
against 150 , 985,000 board feet for
the previous fiscal period.
The receipts, in addition to the
revenue from timber sales, include
the revenue from grazing, the fines
assessed for trespassing and other
small incidental forms of inborn«.
The counties in which the nation
al forests are located have divided
among them 10 per cent of the total
receipts, the sum to be used for the
constructions of roads. The state
receives a total of 35 per ceDt from
government forestry opeiations with
in its bound. Last fiscal year, this
sum amounted to $ 59 , 582 .
Figuring an increase similar to
the enormous one noted in the tim
ber sale receipts,government officials
predict that the state wilhin a few
days or weeks at most will be bene
ficiary to the extent of something
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Street Carnival Now
A Matter of History
The street carnival started Wed
nesdfiy night, warmed up consider
ably Friday night and ended Satur
day night in a blaze of hilarity.
Whether il is that the Coquille peo
ple do not know how to enjoy them
selves, or that some conjunction of
the planets was unfavorable to
looseniug'up, the truth is that un
til about 9 o’clock Friday evening
the carnival was a pretty solemn
The crowds were not as
large as might reasonably be ex
pected, and the people seemed to be
viewing everything with an air of
most serious consideration. While
the Ferris wheel which stood iu
front of the Herald office was quite
well patronized, those who rode
upon it seemed weighed down with
a sense of the uncertainty of life and
the fact that we are all travelers to
the tomb. The kids who rode the
merry-go-round were more inclined
to make the best of it, but even
there it would take a powerful im
agination to call the fun fast and
This was all no fault of the Ar
nold Carnival Company.
amusements were many and good.
Besides the two mentioned there
were four large tent shows and any
number of smaller affairs. The free
stunts wete pulled off regularly and
and promptly, and the management
took pains to see that every one
was called to see them. The bal
loon ascension .Saturday afternoon
went off without a hitch.
balloon went nearly straight up,
taking a man to a considerable
height, and his descent with a par
achute was accomplished without
Of the tent shows, that labeled
‘Joulious Vern’s Version” dis
played what was easily the greatest
novelty, in the illusion whereby a
skeleton was made to appear from
nothingness, to gradually assume
flesh and raiment and walk to the
footlights as a rather attractive au-
burned-haired youug woman.
was a mystifying illusion and a
close watch failed te detect how the
thing was done.
A large white
cross was also conjured up and cov
ered with flowers in the same mys
This show is well
worth seeing. In another tent some
good rifle shooting was done and a
very pretty Highland dance was
shown as well as some other enter
taining features. The other two
tent shows were also worth while
for those lor whom the novelty of
minstrels and trained dogs has not
Taken all around, the Arnold
attractions can be commended to
the people wherejthey are to appear.
No Initiative Measures
In a decision banded down last
week, the Oregon supreme court
County Judge......................John T. Hal!
Sales of Reserve Timber
held that initiative measuree can
Commissioners—W. T. Dement, Geo. J.
not go on the ballot at the special
.................. _Jame§ Watson
Sales of timber within national election in November. The opinion
Treasurer..................... T. M. Ilinimick forest reserves o f Oregon for the was given in the suit for mandamus
School Supt............Raymond E. Baker fi»™1
ending June 30 amounted brought by Marie D Equi and Mrs.
Survevor .............. ......
A. N. Gould j to $132,000,according to a statement J. R. Oatman against Ben W. 01 -
. I . .. Dr. WaUer'CuTin ; j u®‘
*>7 Aeeistant District cott as secretary of state. The de
i-------------------------------------------! Forecaster F. E. Ames. The sales murrer of the defense to the com
for the year ending June 30 , 1912 , plaint was sustained. The suit was
Societies will get the very best
were $59,500, so an increase in the to compel the secretary of state to
year just elided of 122 per cent is put on the special election ballot
P R IN T IN G
the measure for a woman'a eight
at the office o f Coquille Herald
I The lumber sold during the yea r; hour law.
BARROWS CURIOUS TO KNOW
•JJob Printing— Newpissses
new material and experienced
workmen. A guarantee that
Herald printing will please.
P E R Y E A R $1.50
able, and hold the proceeds subject
need new liners. Three tires were
to the order of the board of directors
completely worn out, while two
but no bonds shall be sold for less
tires on the front wheels are in per
W h y W a s an Illegal Contract than par.”
fect shape aud were never punctured
for the Unlawful Sale of
In no instance can the district
and inflated hut once. Grades as
School Bonds Made for school board sell the bonds secretly
steep as 40 per cent were en
School District No. 8, on and at private sale, or otherwise
countered and mud holes with no
than as by law provided. And in
bottom. Aside from the disagree
August 2 6 , 1 9 1 2 ?
so doing their act was illegal and
able three days rain which was
the sale was an unlawful sale.
passed through in the very mount
Editor Herald:- We arise to ask
In the mind of the taxpayer sev Transpiring in Oregon Boiled ainous country between’ “ Bandon
how many taxpayers of our district
eral very pertinent questions natur
Down to Least Number o f and Crescent City, the trip was one
know that school bonds to the limit
Lines and Y et M ake the of real pleasure and of much com
of $38,000 were contracted and sold
fort to the person who loves a car.
to Keeler Brothers ot Denver, Col
Gasoline was available at all places
sell these bonds before any bonds
orado, on August 26, 1912!
A great scarcity of potatoes is re along tne route, costing from i7>4c
This contract is a matter of record had been voted or issued? And in
(in North Beqd) to 45c. The latter
in the district clerk’s office and any
A better run of salmon is reported price was 75 miles from a railroad
citizen or taxpayer has a right to vote bonds had been submitted to
half way between Red Bluff aud
the people. Why this feverish on the lower Columbia.
No doubt the taxpayers would
The first load of 1913 wheat was
The next highest price was at
2, — Why were they sold at pri
like to know also, why this illegal
delivered at Dufur July 30.
Bandon where 30c was paid. The
contract for the unlawful sale of these
Half of Pendelton’s Chinatown average California price is 25c
school bonds was made at that par the law provides? Certainly no was wiped out by fire last week.
though many places sell it tor 18c
ticular time, in that particular man school officer expected to derive any
Rabbits and squirrels are worry and 20c.. In the heart of the oil
ner, and at 6 per cent interest when
ing the tarmers around Yaquiua country the gas costs 2 .
they should have been sold at 5 or accepted.
3, — Why was the sale kept secret
5 % per cent, thus saving the dis
Didn’t Like Canada
A Juvenile Market has been es
from the body of the taxpayers of
trict thousands of dollars.
It might be well for the taxpayers the district? Was it to prevent their
“ Luck is surely coming my way,”
food stuffs.produced by children.
of the district to remember also, that illegal act from being enjoined by
suid P A. Finley,a former resident
two of the gentlemen who signed some aggrieved taxpayer?
of Portland, who is here again with
this illegal contract, one as director,
4, — Why were these bonds sold plaintiff settled for $7000, and her a view to making his borne here a
and the other as clerk, have been to an outside party in Denver, when lawyer wants $25,000 for his fee.
second time, says the Portland Jour
The city of Portland paid Wililam
making lately a great roar about they could have been sold in our
nal. “ I went to Canada to buy a
saving the district money. Assum own state, and possibly in our own Reid $350,000 for 400 feet of river
farm, but I had sense enough to
frontage on the east side, for public j
ing to act as Guardians for the vot county?
keep my money in my pocket; and
ers of the district, even against the
5, — Why were they sold to bear docks.
here I am again under the stars
will of a majority in two elections. 6 per cent interest, the highest rate
The government engineers have and strips, and believe me, I am
These two worthy gentlemen have allowed by law on school bonds, declared the jetty on the south side
going to stay on this side of the
virtually said to the voters of the when the files of the district clerk’s at the mouth ot the Columbia com
border,” he said.
district,-“ You people haven’t brains office show they could have been plete.
Three years ago Mr. Finley was
enough to vote what you want, so sold to draw only 5
A 16 foot squid crawled out of a wholesale furniture dealer on
we will just attend to the business And that right here in our own the water at Heceta head after a wo
He sold out and
for you in spite of your votes.”
state, at Portland to Frank W. man and child, but was captured went to New York.
And now a pertinent question Camp, whose proposition is on file and killed.
much about the agricultural pos
for the taxpayers Is,- Why did they in the office of the district clerk.
The taxpayers at Bend have vo sibilities of western Canada, be dis
not look after the interests of the
6, — We wonder, yes we wonder ted in favor of $23,000 bonds for posed of his business in New York
district more closely in this illegal
how much of an effort was made by buying a site and building a a few weeks ago and journeyed to
sale! And the only reasonable an
Alberta in seach of a farm, but he
thees two keen, argns-eyed busi school house.
swer is, that these watchful pickets
said he found all over western
ness gentlemen, to sell these school
must have been asleep at their post,
bonds according to law, and to the ing suit for women has made its Canada a thoroughly disgusted and
otherwise they never would have
very best financial interests of the first appearance on the Newport discontented farming population,
permitted this illegal contract to
most of whom had formerly lived in
beaches this season.
have been signed up. But whoa,
the United States and all crazy to
7— Why was this loss of
Councilman W . T . Rigdon. of
Emma, they signed it themselves,
get Dack here.
Salem, has quit his job because he
hence the above argument driven to
“ I didn’t meet an American far
its logical conclusion proves a par the district by this illegal contract? thought he wasn’t treated right by
in Alberta who was not anxious
Who was to get this extra half the other councilmen.
adox. Aod the ’ ’only reasonable
to sacrifice his place for a fraction
answer” becomes absurd.
Twenty-one persons arrested for
of its cost, continued Mr. Finley.
The law provides how school Brothers at 6 per cent when Camp street speaking during the recent
“They are all trying to sell out. In
bonds shall be issued and sold, and would have taken them at 5#?
I. W. W. troubles at Portland have some portions of Alberta and Sas
these intelligent gentlemen forsooth
been turned loose without trial..
katchewan they have not bad a crop
know the law, for one is a banker loss mean to the district on $38,000
Proprietors of markets, stores and in lour years. The growing season
and the other Is both a banker and bonds? Why it means a loss of $1900 shops in Portland must cover all is so short that everything has to
In ten years, $2850 loss in fifteen
displays of meat, fish, poultry, fruit come exactly right or the farmer
Section 4053 of Lord’s Oregon yean, and $3800 loss In tweuty vegetables and other products with
loses his year's work. Only a few
Laws reads,-“ Before the legal vot years How does it look, brother glass.
days ago the hail fell over an area
ers of any school district in the
Farmers at Hood River held a of 50 square miles in Alberta, des
9— At that time these bonds
state of Oregot shall authorize the
and determined to recall troying every vestige of the grain
directois of such district to make a should have been sold at not over the county court, charging extrav and potato crop. The mosquitoes
loan, borrow money, or issue bonds,
agance in the spending of county are terrible and the flies worry the
the board of directors, at a legally 1 This is a good town, a county-
horses and cattle neatly to death,
called meeting of said board, shall seat town> located In one of the best
“ Western Canada— that is, the
decide whether the bonds, author- sections of Oregon. We have a fine
p airie country— has four weather
ised by the legal voters to lie issued, school district with ao bonded in-
conditions to deal with, either of
shall be negotiated and sold accord- debtedness, aod at that time these paying interest on the bonds and
providing for a sinking fund to pay which is disastrous. These are the
ing to the provisions of subdivision bonds shculd have ^ en sold, by
late frost, summer bail, drouth and
6 of section 4052, or the provisions(ProP«y effort- t0 ^ ar not ° * « 5 P«
snow. Last year the wheat
Uncle Sam has found another
ol subdivisions 31 to 37 of said sec cent interest. This would have
didn’t mature on account of the
use for the motorcycle. One of the
tion, and the same shall tie negotiat
drouth and the early winter, and
ed and sold under the provisions of cent per annum. What would that machines is now used to deliver the result was that most of the grain
the subdivision so selected by said have meant to the district on $38,000 rush orders from the government sold for around 40 cents; oats went
bonds? Why it would mean a sav printing offices.
board of directors.”
begging at 16 cents, and dressed
And the law further provides ing of $380 per year, $3800 in ten
It took a United States marshal pork sold tor $4 a hundred.
years, $5700 in 15 years, and $7600 to get W. F. Arrant to give up his
three methods of sale.
“ On the other band, I paid 20
1,— Section 3919 and 3924, make in the 20 years. Who are these two job of superintendent of Crater cents a yard lor single width mosqui
it mandatory upon the district school gentlemen who have l>een boasting Lake park, after his successor had to netting, which sells for 5 cents in
board to first offer the bonds to the so loudly of how carefully they are been appointed.
this country, and 20 cents for a pair
guarding the financial interests of
State Land Board.
Citisens of Baker and Baker of garden gloves that I can get for
2— If the State Land Board can the district?
county are waging a relentless war 10 cents in Portland.
Sing low! O ye boastful singers,
not or does not take the bonds, then
on weed pest.
A feature of the
“ Thousands of Americans have
under subdivision 6 above cited, the sing low! And the wise old owl in fight this year is the extraordinary bought so-called ready-made farms
district school board must advertise the shady glen calls in a low, mellow zeal that is thrown into it.
from the Canadian Pacific Railroad
the bonds and sell them to bona fide voice,- Whoo? whoo?, Whoo? whoo?
The fSilverton Journal is being company, paying $30 an acre and
resident citizens of the district,
boycotted by many of its advertisers making cash payment of 20 to 25
either in a lump sum or in sums of treasurer’s office show that Marsh because the editor publishes every per cent. In my judgment these
not less thaa $50 at par value. Or field sold $50,000 school bonds at week a letter of shipments ol beer people will lose every dollar they
3,— If sold under subdivisions 31 the rate of only 5 per cent interest. and liquors received by the citienzs put in and will come, back to this
to 37 atiove cited, then the bonds District 49, East Side, a small dis of that town with their names.
country and make a new start.
must Ere issued to, and be sold by trict sold $9500 school bonds at 5)<
“ Money is tighter in western
McDaniels Has Fine Trip
the county treasurer. The law pro
than it was ever known to
vides,— “ Whenever any school dis small district, sold $10,000 school
a man in Calgary who
trict shall issue bonds under the bonds at 5 per cent. And sever
North Bend Harbor, who recently ; owns tour new $2000 bungalows,
provisions of this section, all such
Now what is the matter with Co returned from an auto trip with his all paid for, and he has been unable
tonds shall be issued to the county
family to National City, Cal., has to borrow $500 on the whole thing.
treasurer of the county and be reg quille that she sold at 6 per cent?
this to say of his experience: The He simply could not get the money
istered by him in a book kept for
entire trip was made in a Ford auto at any price. I was told that that
that purpose in h<s office, noting gal contract. And so clearly and
and most of the time the family condition prevails everywhere in
the school district, amount, date, palpably illegal that our County
camped out. 3400 miles were cov that country.”
and place of payment, rate of inter
ered in the round trip, an average
est, and such other facts as may protest against its consummation, „
George Bradford, living at Rivenide
o f 22 m iles to the gallon o f gasolin e Hote)> e 0|U8a, Calif, reports that he had
be deemed proper; and all such
was m a d e, 800 m iles to a ga llon o f a very severe caae o f kidney trouble and
__ 1 backache, which also affected the secre-
bonds shall state on their face that tell you he has done.
cylindfcr oil, and the entire trip was jjong He says, "I took five boxes of
they were issued under the provi
m ade w ith ou t a single accid en t or F o le y Kidney Pills and they cured m e.’
sions of this section.”
, payers of school district No. 8, Coos
, T .
All over California people report that
The clu tch , brake and p0|ey Kjdney Pills “ cu re.” For sale
“ The county treasurer shall sell!county, Oregon
at Fuhrman’ a Pharmacy.
C. R. Barrow
reverse bands were
said bonds for the best price obtain-1
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