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T he C oquille H erald
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1913.
•JJo b Printing— N ew presses
new material and experienced
workmen. A guarantee tha
Herald printing will please
PER YEAR $1.50
Fraternal and Benevolent Orders
F. A A. M.—Regular meeting of
. Chadwick Lodge No. 68 A. F. & A.
M.. at Masonic Hall, every Saturday
night in each month on or before the
C. W . E ndioott , W. M.
R. H . M ast , Secretary.
E. S.—Regular meeting of Beulah
• Chapter No. 6, second and fourth
Friday evening! of each month, in Ma
B arrow ,
W . M.
J osephine G. P eoples , bee.
T O. O. F.—Coquille Lodge No. S3,1. O. .
1 . O. F., meets every Saturday night
n Odd Fellows Hall.
C. H. C lkavks , N. G.
J. 8. LAWRENCE, Sec.
a m i e r e b e k a h l o d g e , N o T20I
I. O. O. F., meets every second and I
fourth Wednesday nights in Odd Fellows
E mily H ehsey , N. G,
A nnik L awrence , Sec.
MESSAGE AT NIGHT
/"«O Q UILLE ENCAM PM ENT, No. 26 I
By ALICE E. ALLEN.
L * I. 0 . O. F., meets the firstand third I
Thursday nights in Odd Fellows Hall. 1
J. 8. B arton , C. ?.
¡Copyright, 1913, by American Presa Asse
J. S. L awrence , Sec.
NIGHT8 OF P Y T H IA S .—Lycurgus
Lodge No. 72, meets Tuesday nights
in \V. O. W. Hall.
T seemed to Ruth as she flew for
the dozenth time to her telephono
that dreary afternoon of the duy
before Chrlstmua that she had
t ->YTHIAN SISTERS—Justus Temple
1 No. 35, meets first and Third Mon friends In the grim old city of which
the bad never known until then—true
day nights in W. O. W. Hall.
friends, even If they were bumble and
Mss. G eoroe D av is , M. E. C
too poor to do more than telephone
M rs . F red L ineoar , K. of R.
their good wishes.
ED M E N -C oau ille Tribe No. 46, 1.
This special message was from
O. R- M., meets every Friday night
Ruth's proprietor. Could he call that
in W. O. W. Hall.
Ruth's “ Of course noL Mr.
J. 8. B arton , Sachem.
Mayne,” was firm. Could he take her
A. P. M iller . C. of R.
out, then—a dinner somewhere, the
U W. A.—Regular meetings of Bea- theater? Just this once, for Christ
LV1. ver Camp No. 10,560 in M. W. A. mas' sake? Ruth’s refusals as trans
lall, Front street, first and third Sat- mltted by the telephone were all firm
irdays in each month.
and relentless. But as she came away
M. O. H a w k in s . Consul.
and sat down In her chair by the win
R. B. R o g er s , V . C.
dow her eyes were wistful.
N ed 0 . K elley , Clerk.
“ It will never do for the proprietor
N. A .— Regular meeting of Laurel to call upon his stenographer.'' she
. Camp No. 2972 at M. W. A . Hall, said, with a sorry little smile. “T o be
Front street, second and fourth Tues sure, there was a time” —when he was
day nights in each month.
her father's clerk—"but times havs
M ary K ern , Oracle.
E dna K elley , Rec.
Perhaps because it was Christmas
mp No. 197,
O. W .—Myrtle Camp
eve, when memories, no matter how
• meets every Wedi
well behaved at other times and sea
p. m. at W. O. W. Hall.
sons, will walk abroad; perhaps be
Lee Currie, C. C.
cause othjer things—such as love, joy,
JonN L eneve , Sec.
peace and good will—were thronging
V E N IN G TID E CIRCLE, No. 214, heaven and earth below; perhaps only
meets second and fourth Monday because Ruth was tired and perplex-
nights in W. O. W. Hall.
O ra X. M au ry , G. N.
M ary A. P ierce , Clerk.
R. R. W atson , K R. 8
O. A. M into nye , C. C.
ARM ERS UNIO N.— 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.
aidno . 398, m eets the
second and fourth Thursdays each
r a t e r n a l
month ai W. O. W . Hall.
M rs . C has . E vland , Pres,
M rs . L ora H arkington , Sec.
Educational Organisations and Clubu
O Q I II L L K E D U C A T IO N A L
LEAG UE— Meets monthly at the
High School Building during the schoo,
vear for the purpose 0 1 discussing edu
hKNA A nderson , Pies.
E d n a M inaku , Sec.
O K E E L K L U B —A business men’s
social organization. Hall in Laird’ s
building, Second street.
A. J. S h e r w o o d , Pies.
F r e d S l a GLB, Se..
ommercial clui > j . e . N orio »
President; J. C.
8 a * a l e ,
R AIN S—Leave, south bound 9:00 a.
m. and 3:00 p. m. North bound
i9:40 a. m. and 4:40 p. m.
Six boats plying on the Co
quille river afford ample accommo
dation for carrying freight and paasen
gers to Bandnn mid way points. Boats
I save at 7 :30, 8 :30, 9 :20 and 9 :C0 a. m.
and at 1:00, 3 :30 and 4 :4o p. nr..
TAGE—J. L. Laird, proprietor. De
parts 5:30 p. m. for Koeeburg via
Myrtle Point, carrving the United Slatee
mail and pasengers.
OSTOFFIOE.— A. F. Linegar, post
master. The mails close as follow.:
Myrtle Point 8:40 a. m. and 2:35 p. m.
Marshfield 10:15 a. m. ami 4:15 p. in.
Bandou ami way points, Norway and
Arago 12:45 p. m. Eastern mail 4:45
a. m. Eastern mail arrires 10: a. m.
City and County Officers
Mayor............................ A. T. Morrison
Recorder......................... J. ft. Lawrence
Treasurer............................’R. H. Mast
City Attorney................. L. A. Liljeqvist
Knginee-.................... P. M. Hall-Lewis
Marshal.......................... C. A. Evernden
Night Marshal.................. John Hurley
Water Superintendent . .8. V. Epperson
Fire Chiei..................... Walter Oerding
Councilmen —D. D. Pierce, C. T. Skeels
W. C. Laird, G. O. Leach, W. H. Ly
ons, Leo J. Cary. Regular meetings
tirst and third Mondays each month.
Justice of the Peace.........J. J. Stanley
Constable........................Ned C. Kelley
County Judge . . ................ John T. Hall
Commiasioners- -W. T. Dement, Geo. J.
Ulerk ..........— ..............James Watson
W. W. Gage
............ T. M. Dimmick
T. J. Thrift
School Supt. ...... Raymond E. Baker
A . N. Gonhl
................ F. E. Wilson
Health Officer ....... . Dr. Walter Culin
Societies will g et the very beet
at the office o f Coquille Herald
HKR REFUSALS WERE FIRM AND RELENT
pictures, enougl? to eat and weas.
What more need any one ask? Noth
ing—except at Christmas. At Christ
mas. to a woman, lore is a necessity.
That night, in the middle of the
darkest hour. Ruth sat up straight in
bed. She was absolutely sure that the
telephone bell over her desk bad just
rung. All was still, so, after a min
ute of waiting, she lay down again,
laughing to herself. The telephone
hud been so busy nil day bringing her
messages that she bad beard It in her
dreams It could not really have rung.
After a little she drowsed off, only
to hear Its shrill Jingle again and
again. It no longer wakened her. But
In her dream she went to the tele
phone. took down the receiver and lis
Out o f the darkness and dis
tance a voice spoke—Jack's voico.
“ Merry Christmas" was Its only mes
sage. But so strong and clear were
the words that when Ruth finally
awoke to a sunny Christmas morn
ing. she still tingled to tlielr memory.
Perhaps, when one first awakes, the
heart has more control over one than
the head. Anyhow, when Ruth sat up
and looked out of her window at the
already busy streets far below her, her
heart was doing the talking.
"Jack Is waiting for you—some
where,” It said. “ And he belongs to
you. Why not claim your own?"
After a minute Ruth's heart spoke
again. “ What if you are poor? What
If he Is not rich? Can't two work to
gether better than apart? Why not
give Jnck a Christmas gift? The only
one he wants?”
Ruth did not give her head time to
argue with her heart. As soon ns she
was dressed she was at the telephone
giving Jack's business number. After
she had waited wbat seemed a long,
long time her head did remind her.
"Why, o f course," she said slowly,
“ he will be up country today.” She
was just about to hnng up the receiver.
“ Wait a minute,” cried her heart
Hearts do know things, especially at
Christmas. And then—
“ Hello!" said a big, hearty voice out
of the distance.
“ Oh. Jack!” cried Ruth “ Is It you.
"Yes, Ruth," srld the voice. “ Who
else? You wanted” —
“To—wish you a merry Christmas.
Jack," Ruth faltered.
"Thanks. That all?"
“ Yes,” snid Ruth, listening to her
head. Then: "No—not quite. I—I want
ed to hear your voice; that's all.”
“ Is It?” asked the voice Ruth wanted
“ You see. Jack," Ruth hurried on, “ 1
dreamed about you last night I—I
thought you called me up, and—and It
was only a dream."
“ 1 came so near It." said the voice,
"that I stood here by my phone for nn
hour Rut It wns late, and—well, Ruth,
l wanted you to call me up this time.”
"You’ re not in tile country?”
“Not yet. W e go tonight.”
“ Mother and I. She’s spending part
of Christmas in the city. Rut we miss
the snow aud the slelghbells and the
"It sounds lovely,” cried Ruth, "and
so Cbristmnsy. Olve your mother my
love. Jack, and wish her the merriest
“ She’ll be glad to hear from you,
By E L D O N S P E A K E
[Copyright. 1913, by American Pro
E A R Mr. Santa, I don't know you.
And maybe It’s Just as well.
For, beln’s you never done nothin'
1 ain't quite so ‘frald to tell
W^hat It Is that I’d like to have you do
Just as quickly as ever you can.
And maybe some day I can pay you back
If I ever grow up to a man.
▲ dog catcher came here last week and
My puppy away somewhere.
And I am so lame that I can’t go look
And get him away from there.
And even If I could go where he’s at
I haven’t no dollar to pay.
And If you will kindly advance me that
I'll try and return it some day.
•SPOT—T H A T 'S H IS N A M H ."
You know, my papa he went and died
And left just my mamma and me
And Spot—that’s his name—and we cried
For we missed him a lot, we three.
And mamma she works, and we got along.
And Spot he stayed home with me
And never went out, for I’m not very
And I have to have some one, you see.
The dog man that took him away he said
He’d keep him ten days in the pound.
And after that time poor Spot’ll be dead—
And three days from now Spot’ll be
Bo please, Mr. Santa, If you can spare
A dollar to set Spot free,
Please take It and give to the man up
And send home my puppy to me.
“ Goodby, Jack, dear!” cried Ruth.
But there was no answer.
The next minute she again took down
“ Get 3890 again; quick!” she said.
“ H ello!" said Jack’s voice.
“ Is that you. Jack?"
“ O f course. Something you forgot
“ No; I didn't forget 1 wouldn’t say
It, but I must Don’t look at me. Jack.
ed and lonely—whatever the reason-
sitting there In her little window,
looking down upon the street, with Its
throng of gny, good natured shoppers,
Ruth did what she bud sternly forbid
den herself to do—she went hack over
the years which had made such changes
I d her life. There was her father’s
business disgrace, the loss of erery
thing, followed by his death. Then
came her own beginning In business
In spite of herself. Ruth smiled to think
of what her old friends would say
could they know what a capable little
business woman necessity had made of
her. Rut not one of them all knew
where she was. Not one had traced
her to this great city—that Is. ezeepl
Jack. Jack? As soon as Ruth admit
ted that name Into her thoughts. II
•I'VE BEEN READY, ALWAYS, JACK."
dominated all else It brought back Its
owner—strong, manly. Insistent one ot
but listen. I'm listening to my heart
the won't-take-no-for nn-answer kind
There la something I want.
Ruth found herself wondering—almost
-that Jack had taken her no as final
Apparently be had. It bad surely been
“ It's a big something. Guess. No;
as strong as she could make I t And
don't guess. W a lt It’s you.” Ruth
he had gone away—and had not conn
bung up the receiver and ran to the
bnck With the many friends who had
chair by the window quite the other
rung up to ask bow she was and to
side of the room.
say "Merry Christmas" there had been
It was not quite a minute when the
no Jack—Jack of the strong face, the
telephone bell rang shrilly.
loyal heart, the tender eyes and volee
“ Is this Miss Uuzen?" said the oper
How bad she ever let him go?
“ Some time you will want me. Ruth."
“ Yes,” said Ruth.
SITTING IN HER L IT T L E WINDOW.
be had said. Above the rush and roar
"Message wasn't finished—w a it”
of the great city Itutb heard the words Ruth; we’ ve been talking of you. Any
“ Hello!” came Jack’s voice, big.
again just ns she had beard them ev thing else?”
strong, Tlbrant with happiness. “That
ery day and every night since Jack
had gene away. "1 could urge you now.
“ Sure, dear?”
hut I want you of your own free will,
"Coming,” said the voice, "mother
Ruth's eyes were so full o f tears that
And you will come some day. as Bhe said Hfterward. she couldn't see and 1, to take you up Btate with us
I do not even need to nsk a promise—1 to talk.
Can yon he ready In an hour?"
know. What Is ours does come to us.
“ Yea.” said Ruth ‘T've been read>
"Sure, dear?” asked the voice again.
If we wait. I can w a it”
“That's a ll" she said bravely, “ only always. Jack.”
That was three years ago. At first —are you well?"
What came next must have surprised
Ruth had half expected his return
even that long suffering, much endur
"Perfectly. And you»"
Bui he never came And he never sent j "Oh, yesl Wasn't It strange I heard Ing wire. Sure It is that Ruth's cheeks
her a word Ruth was tired of watch the bell whe i you (Mdn t really ring up flamed like red holly berries.
tng the malls now And her proud lit j last night, Ji -k?"
And even before she ran to put her
tie head told her eager little heart that
“ No.” said lack firmly. “ Your heart clothes In her suit case, to do her hair
It was not fair to call Jack back Just heard mine, little girt. I f only yon tnd to put on her one good gown, from
because life was hard and lonely and , would listen to It oftener.”
above her bookcase she took a sprig
aimoet unbearable sometimes. So she 1 “ 1 can't i ways hear It,” laughed o f scarlet holly. With a red ribbon
tolled sway until toll became work-
Rnth. “ My b id Is such a good talker.” she tied It over the telephone.
work that she enjoyed. She had her
“ I f ever anything deserved a merry
“Tim e’s u ." said a strange voice
little rooms by herself, her books, her tome where.
Christmas." she cried, “you do!”
A A A * » * * A r A * * * * * * * * * * * A * *8
Quotations to Go
With Christmas Gitts
P R E T T Y and original touch may
be given a Christmas gift by ac
companying It with a dainty card
on which are written the recipient’s
name and some apt quotation of an
A few selected
quotations suitable for different gifts
may be of interest
For a postal Card album:
Kind messages that pass from land to
For a set of books by a well known
The chief glory of every people ai4soe
from Its authors.—Dr. Johnson.
For a small afternoon tea caddy:
Tea, thou soft, thou sober, sage and ven
erable liquid.—Colley Cibber.
For a useful purse:
The best friends are in the purse.—Ger
Happy the man who, void of cares and
In silken or In leathern purse retains
A splendid shilling.
-J oh n Philips.
With a pack of cards:
The cards beat all the players, be they
never so skillful.—Emerson.
With a pair o f gloves:
Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand!
—Romeo and Juliet
With a silver handglass:
The heart Uke a mirror, should reflect
all objects without being sullied by any
With a “ tear off” calendar:
The longest day must have an end.—
A Christmas gift of a ring far a flan
cee or wife:
So let our love
As endless prtfve
And pure as gold forever.
For the last baby:
Much Is she worth, and even more la
made of h e r—W. El Henley.
With an umbrella:
The year, most part deformed with drip
ping rains.—Cow per.
With a cookbook:
The taste of the kitchen la batter than
the smell.—Old Proverb.
With an electric torch lamp:
To a great night a great lanthorn.—Old
With a needlecase:
Who • • • hath need of a hundred eyes.—
With a photograph:
Generally muslo feedeth the disposition
of spirit which It flndeth.— Bacon.
CHRISTMAS IN MEXICO
A RELIGIOUS FEST IV A L
And please, Mr. Santa, if you haven’t get
No dollar to spend that way,
I wish that at least you would go see
And tell him we’ll meet some day.
And If you don't mind that he’s not very
And If there’s nobody to see,
I wish you’d Just klnda—he’ll know what
Just give him a pat for me.
H RISTM AS celebrations in Mexico
differ greatly from oura and usual
ly last for several days. Bright
lanterns suspended In tbe air proclaim
the glad tidings of tbe holidays, and
eVery Mexican Jacal, no matter how HOW TO SPEND CHRISTMAS.
bumble, puts out Its beacon to light tbe
Ferg,t Yourself For the Day and Try
steps o f the Saviour should be per-
to Make Others Happy.
cbance appear. The story o f tbe birth
DAY off, a few remembrance*
of the Redeemer Is annually portrayed
from relatives and friends and
In all Mexican towns nnd In a sym
a good dinner—Is that all that
bolic language which tbe most Igno
rant can readjly understand.
Christmas means to you? Sure
The performance la given by fifteen
ly you are going to make It aa
players, consisting of Joseph and Mary
occasion for more than uanal re
and tbe Infant Jesus, two arcbaugels,
jolclng this year, a real old fash
Lucifer aud three of bla minions and
ioned Christmas. Surely you art
a number of shepherds. Tbe costumes
going to he more llbetal In spirit
aro adapted to tbe Mexican conception
thnn ever before and scatter mer
of the characters and are novel In the
rlment on all sides. Have you
extreme All of tbe costumes are got
been a little selfish, have you de
up tastefully, and, while a strict con
voted so much time to enjoying
formance with the requirements of tbe
yourself that you have forgotten
first century might rob Joseph o f his
sombrero, still It Is doubtful If tbe
Those you have forgotten an
lesson which It is desired to Instill In
good folks, aren’t they, the beet
the minds of the people would be as
folks In the world? And you an
effective If all the minor detnlls of tbe
just going to show them how ap
early Jewish fashions were followed.
preciative you are. You don't
The scene of tbe play opens near
like this modern way of turning
Bethlehem, where tbe shepherds are
dear old Cbrlstmaa Into an occa
tending their flocks, by a bust of angels
sion for trading and exchanging
appearing and telling them of the birth
gifts. You are going to see all
of the Savlonr and Inviting them to fol
the friends you can on that day
low to where he Ilea. They follow tbe
and shake hands with as many;
star which leads them to the stable. In
pat them on tbe back and tell
the manger of which the Infnat rests
them how glad you are to be with
In the arms of Mary and Joseph. While
them. And to those you cannol
rejoicing, Lucifer, armed with two
see you are going to write cheery,
swords, appears and attempts to de
warm hearted letters and tell
stroy the child Jesus, but Is repulsed
them you want to bear from
by two angels, who keep watch over
them oftener. Isn't that how you
him. Not to be outdone, Lucifer sum
feel about the greatest of all
mons three archdemont, who fight with
the angels for the course of half an
hoar, resulting In the final overthrow PLUM PUDDING AND MINCE
of the evil one and his emissaries and
PIE CHRISTMAS NECESSARIES
the placing of the feet of the angels
upon their necks.
Then the shepherds break ont Into
Plum pudding and mince pie are mi
rejoicing, and, while a portion of them nor but necessary accompaniments ot
sing the praises of tbe Redeemer who
Christmas day. and strangely enough
Is born unto them, others chant In a
the former was long ago accepted as
harmonious strain tbe goodness and
typical of the riches and spices brought
mercy of God. This feature, accompa
by the three wise men to the child In
nied by music on tbe harp and violin,
the manger, while the Christmas pie
is kept up nntll a late hoar each night
was held In abhorrence by all members
until the holidays are over.
of strict puritanical bodies, who be
One must understand the Mexican
people and their devoutness and In
All plums the prophets' sore deny.
tense religious feeling to fully appre
And spice broths are too hot;
ciate how strongly the presentation of
Treason's In the December pie
And death within the pot
the shepherds affects tbclr minds.
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