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About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 30, 1913)
By HELEN CONSTABLE
COOS B A Y WAGON ROAD
« J, SHERWOOD t m
R. (.SHINE, V . - I ’res.
l . H. HAZA 0, Cash la r
0. C SANFORD, Aast. Cashier
F I R S T N A T I O N A L BANK.
op C O Q U I I i l i H , O R B O O P .
Friend of the Old Road Argues that It is the Better Route for an Outlet to the Valley, and
a Douglas County Citizen Speaks for the Middle Fork
T r a n »n c t iA a G e n e r a l B a n k i n g B u e in e a *»
full benefit of their money, but the ] could be asked?
S a i l * of Tlr.ctor.
On the Coos Bay wagou route, R , O. Den.-nt,
I have been watching with inter whole county, with the exception
A. J . Sherwood,
National Bank o Commerce, New York Cl
Marjorie Tait. a miss In short dresses,
L . Harlocker,
L. H. Hazard,
Crocker Woolworth N ’ lBank, San Franct
was sitting by s table studying her les est the long discussion about the of the Middle Fork will secure bet- however much improved, no such
R.E. Shine. First Nat’l Bank of Portland, Portland.
sons when she heard her mother and a best route fora county trunk line. ter service than by any other route. record can be made. No engineer
visitor, Mrs. Winston, tulklng In the The most noticeable feature of the
T h eo d o re S. FI asto n
anci no road builder will say that it
Surveying alone cannot
"Malcolm writea me that he's coming
R. 8. K n ow l .’ on , President
G eo . A . R obinson , Vice-Pres.
S J. Culver, in a letter which lower mountains not build tunnels,
down for a week this fall to visit me." each section ol the county is work
R. 11. M a s t , Cashier.
“ What can your nephew find to ing (or its own local interests, with was printed in the Roseburg Re either of which would be necessary
amuse him In such a quiet place as out giving consideration to the view takes issue with au article ap there. Then thirdly, that a “ bet
this? There are no young men, and good of the county as a whole.
pearing in the Marshfield Record ter country would be tapped” by
as for girls, there are only a few In
What Coos County needs is a and the Herald recently. The let such a road. Such au assertion is
still further from the facts. From
"That's what he's coming for—to get toad that will give the greatest ser ter follows:
Roseburg to Camas mountain the
rid o f the girls. They are worrying vice to the largest number ot people. To the FMitor:—
the life out of the poor fellow trying to That road is the Coos Bay Wagon
There is an interview published route passes through a continuous
Opned for Bustnes March, 1 8 9 0
marry him. You know, Malcolm has Road and its branches to Coquille in the Marshfield Record, and a agricultural region,
by way of
Just come Into a fortune of four or five
and Myrtle Point. The Coos Bay statement of comparison between Green, Winstons and Brockway,
hundred thousand dollars. He’s hand
Use it today— the
co rrespo nd ents :
road forms the shortest route be the roads to Roseburg from Marsh with Looking Glass and Ten Mile
some as a picture, was voted the most
stronoest Lye to
Ladd & Tilton Bank, Portland
First National Bank, San Francisco
popular man In his class while In col
the New Sifter Ci n
National Park, New York
First Trust & Savings, Coos Bay
all other parts of the county with Valley, and from Marshfield via the country also on the way. This is
lege and Is highly Intellectual.”
L I T T L E Babbitt's Lye and
•Marjorie gasped at this catalogue of the exception of the Middle Fork. old Coos Bay wagon road; with the one of the oldest farmiug regions of
a lot of water will keep 5 ■ uv attractions.
From Roseburg to Myrtle Point opinion that the later route should Douglas county. The present ex-
home and barn free of nil germ ,
“ Dear me,” exclaimed Mrs. Talt,
C M C S O - - L 1 -: > O -£5 -‘t S d S O iS
the Coos Bay road, the distance be preferred in considering the pro- cellent road passes for lour miles !
"how I should worry about him If he
Why not try it today?—ami see were my son! The marrying age Is is three miles shorter than over the posed Coos county roads bond issue over the well timbered Camas j
for yourself how easily, cheaply the most dangerous of all to a man.”
Middle Fork road. To Coquille, of $440,000, chiefly because of the mountain, which timber when re-
and thoroughly it does the wot k.
"By and by you'll have to worry thru
Fairview, the distance is shorter distance, a better grade, moved will leave good farming land
Write for booklet sh ir.g many
twelve miles shorter, and thru Myr and of the ” much better country to Camas Valley, 25 miles southwest .
A L W A Y S ON T IM E
Valuable p r c .f.ts for the
“ Not for years. Marjorie has scarce
be tapped by the Coos Bay wagon of Roseburg, is one entire series of j
tle Point it is three miles shorter.
Write for Catalogue
ly put away her dolls. Tell Malcolm
Sails from Portland at 8 P. M.,
From Coquille the road is plank road,” than by the Myrtle Poiut- farms, and from this valley S } 4 j
when he arrives to come and 6ee us."
H ig h e s t in S t r e n g t h
B u t N o t in P r i c :
When Malcolm Wright came to town ed to within less than lorty miles ol Roseburg road. The assumed facts miles to the Coos county line, along I
Sails from Coos Bay at Service of Tide
be ealled at Mrs. Talt's. Mrs. Tait Roseburg, and automobiles havt as well as the reasoning of this in a water level grade as recently lo- :
You Use Less
It Las.. . . .
was taking a siesta, and it required covered the first twenty-two miles terview are much at variance with cated, is a rich forest of merchant- j
Tickets on sale lo all Eastern points and information ns* to routeB
and rate.- cheerfully furnished
some time for her to awaken and get
B. T. B A B B IT T
able timber which when removed
the real facts of the situation.
iu an hour and a half.
herself In proper costume to receive
P. O. Box I 776
NEW YORK CITY
W. L. KOLffl, Agent
Phone Main 181
As to distance, from Myrtle Point will likewise afford an immense
From Myrtle Point up the East
visitors. Marjorie, who examined the
: : -cCr. : « R S «
card as it was carried past her In the Fork to the Coos Bay road there is to Roseburg is but 62 miles, and stretch of fertile soil for agriculture,
upper hall, rail down a back staircase, practically a river grade to within while it is 30 miles further to From the Coos county line all the
seated herself before ber study table thirty miles of Roseburg, with the Marshfield, it is flanked from this way to Myrtle Point, along a wat-
> O C O ^ .X X K - < * > JK ; X X > O O O O O O O < )
and began to repeat ber lessons aloud:
point by a broad guage railroad,; er-level route as located, is now
exception of Cooper Mountain.
Fred Von Pegert
C. I. Rime
"Amo, 1 love; amas, thou Invest;
From Marshfield to Roseburg conveying passenger coaches, moru-j found a continuation of well ¡ru
arnut, he loves; umanius, we love; am-
over the Middle Fork road, the dis ing and evening both ways.over this pr0Ved aud profitable farms, except
atis, you love; amant, they love.”
Over the 30 mile interval As lo time, no from ,he line to Rock Creek. At
Mr. Wright, hearing the Latin verb taoce is ninty-five miles
"to love” conjugated by a soft femi Coos Bay road the distance is only other route can transport passen- Bridge, a small
M ECH ANICAL
nine voice, arose from his chair and
seveuty miles. More than twenty gers and freight to Marshfield from branches of the river enter the
looked Into the other room through
the open door. He saw a very pretty, miles are planked and could be cov Roseburg more rapidly than by raai„ stream near by, and have
Innocent looking schoolgirl sitting be ered by an automobile at this time Myrtle Point. If the wagon road 1 nice farms on all of them, extend
fore ber books, apparently unconscious
of year. On the other road the on for the entire distance must be con- ! ing for miles batk irom the river
G e n e r a l ''lacksmithin^ Ï
of being observed. He listened to some
Wagon Making, Machin 4
more self drilling, then gave un ly really good piece is the ten miles sidered, it is admitted to be longer valley. If by “ a much better couu-
Work, Pattern Making and ^
between Coquille and Myrtle Point than by the Coos Bay wagon route, try” is meant larming lands, then
Casting, Automobile Work.
ill il a il
Marjorie gave u start so well feigned
Between Marshfield and Sitkum but the natural and impassible ob-1 no favorable comparison can be
thut the young man did not doubt for
a moment that it was caused by see the only portions which require structions in that route render it made with this. If is meant tim
wotk to put in excellent condition lunger, more unsafe aud more cost- j ber covered or coal under laid lands
"Oh, dear!” she exclaimed.
are the ten miles between Marsh ly for traffic than the other. Geo then the comparison is still more iti
“ Well, now, 1 like that! 1 find you
saying 'I love, you love, we love,’ and field and Sumner and a short dis graphic distance is not an element favor of the Camas Valley-Myrtle
on seeing me you exclaim, ‘Oh. dear!’ tance near the Silkutn Post Office in the case, as the old saying still Point route. What is said of Brewste’
I presume if you bad finished It would Sitkum is only seven or eight miles remains true that “ the longest way Valley is true, and much that r
No need having piles any longer!
have been, ’Oh, dear Malcom Wright!'
And Auto Line
N o need of suffering another day!
round is oTien the shortest way further on; but to reach Brewster
" I assure you—I —1 was studying. from the comity line. From Myr
Btearns’ Pile Remedy (complete with
You were quiet. How long have you
Valley that impassible Weekly
tube) will help you or I T C O S T S
Leaves Myrtle Point 5 a. n.
been in the drawing room?”
YOU NOT O NE CENT-
are sixteen miles to be put in good routes long traveled by the public mountain and 11 miles of canyoi
“ Long enough to have sent my card
This remedy Is a combination of
Arrives Iloseburg, next da
condition before the road is service speak for themselves. No disinter must be overcome.
the lately discovered, high-priced Ad
to Mrs. Tait, your mother, and been
Leaves Roseburg...... 6 p. n .
renalin Chloride with other powerful
wuiting several minutes.”
The Camas Valley-Myrtle Pom
Air. Myrtle Point by 10 p. m.
curative principles, and I T STOPS
At tills juncture Mrs. Tait was heard
Iu short, work is required on on ! both at any season will pretend that route is the one selected for survey:
T H E P I L E P A I N IN O N E M I N U T E !
reservations in advance at Owl
coming downstairs, and Mr. Wright,
ly a little more than ihirty miles to j a better grade exists on the Coos by several railroad companies aud
So sure are we that Steams’ Pile
Drug Store, Marshfield.
who had barely crossed the threshold
Remedv will benefit you that we
stepped back In time to avoid appear give Coos Bay, Coquille, aud Myr Bay wagon road- I h e high alti no such location has ever been seri
•Will REFUND YOUR MONEY if
ing to have left the room. The ludy tle Point a good road clear to the tude and the steep ascent on the ously contemplated over the Brew
Carrying Baggage and United States Mail
you are not satisfied.
received him cordially, regretting that
This is the only pile remedy that
county line on the Coos Bay road, j eastern slope of the Weekly moun ster route because of the engitieet-
J. L. LAIRD, Proprietor
she bad not sous or daughters of an
we can guarantee and we know you
whereas on the Middle Fork road, tain, with the abrupt and precipit ing difficulties.
Will thank us for telling you about it.
ago to help make Ills stay pleasant.
Office at Laird’s Livery Barn, Myrtle Point, Both Phones
W e have the exclusive agency.
A day or two later Mr. Wright, ap the same amount of work would ous decline in the 1 1 miles of can
It is idle to talk about the saving
R . S. K N O W L T O N
proaching Mrs. Talt’s home, saw her reach from Marshfield but a short yon on the western slope,with con
of distances if iutervening obstacle;
emerge from the house. Marjorie saw
stant slides and washings, has here
him from an upper window.
He distance above Myrtle Point.
increase the labor, the cost and the
mounted the steps and rang. Marjorie
So far as cost is concerned, it tofore and always will make impos danger But above all it is a ques
opened the door.
would matter little to Douglas coun sible any decent grade. The route tion as to where the greatest num
“ Good morning. Is your mother at
which road was repaired, as over the Camas mountain has now ber of people will be accommodated
borne? No? How unlucky! Perhaps
you will permit me to come In for a practically the same distance would been so lowered aud improved as to
From Myrtle Point to Marshfield is
moment. I wish to leave u message have to be repaired on both roads, make it the only practicable all year
the heart ol the country, with towns,
and that county can raise no reason thorofare. The railroad engineers villages, mills and coal mines along
A month passed. Mr. Wright re
mained away from tho many girls who able objections to working on the found a grade which does not e x the way. It is the greatest possible
were trying to snare him. The route road that is by far the more adapt ceed one per cent. The further
1 good to the greatest possible num
past Mrs. Talt's house was his favor
route from Camas Valley toward
able to Coos County service.
ber that we should consider. To
ite walk, and whenever ho was sure
There is another way ot viewing Myrtle Point, of about 32 miles, is ward this end a good road is a
Mrs Tait was not at home he called
and asked for her and was taken In the matter. If the road is put one of the most natural and easy
mighty big factor, and the Douglas
charge by Marjorie. Ono eveuing he
down the Middle Fork, the entire grades to be found in any portion county court does itself and the peo
called when he knew the mother was
section of the county watered by of the Coast Range. For a wagon ple adjacent to all that route from
“ Why, Mr. Wright," the good lady the North and East Forks will not road, the Douglas county surveyor
Roseburg to the county liue an in
exclaimed, "you hero yet? What
be benefited in the least, while the found a grade for a hard surface justice to dilly dally and delay act
dread you must have o f the glrla of
your home to have kept away from people living on those streams will road at no place to exceed three per ive work. A portion of it is now a
them so long!”
have to help foot the bills just the cent. Such a road will enable au
“ It is about a girl o f your home that same. If, on the other hand, the tos to reach tide-water and steamer disgrace to any people, and soon
the public voice will be heard in
I have called to speak to you."
road enters the county by way of navigation and railroad connections long and loud protest.
“ A girl of my home!"
“ Yes, your daughter, Miss Marjorie. the Ivast Fork, not only will the at Myrtle Point, easily in three
1 wish your permission to pay my ad North and East forks derive the hours from Roseburg
S. J . C U L V ER .
dresses to her, or, rather, your per
mission that we be engaged."
Mrs. Tait gaped at Mr. W right
with the constitutional prerogatives twenties among the peaks of the
"1 love her very dearly, and she
pass; it swings from the open ocean
strum in the sentinel pine, and I
“ What, that child?”
" N A V A L H O L ID A Y ” A PPR O V E D
"She tells me she is nearly eighteen." (ound that in the same day the
want to go back to the high hills—
I “ But how, when, where"—
The House of Representatives the hills that were always mine!
Marjorie came up behind her mother range iu prices paid in the local having threshed out the naval holi
TIIF. IM AMOMI ItllA V ,,
1 ndl. »! A»l. \ " ir I>* 1 , . • : . /A
I've little faith in the valley,
| and put her arms about her.
< hl-oh«*h-lor'n IHIumoml 7
IMIU 11 . 1 r . 1 l and 1 -..M t . , \ V /
"1 heard all you and Malcolm's aunt dling cotton varied in different lo day proposition brought forward by where the seasons vary and change,
- J a k H
b ' V r t . " ' l l . | . i t h 111 -• L i
n. X /
said about those horrid girls who were
T v l Take no <>th«-r liny o f your »
calities ftom seventy-five cents to Representative Hensly, has, by a but I know each whim of the
Ask f«r< ill-« III '■i-TFir»
r i m a a i o m » b r a n d pii.M «,ro« i a \ trying to catch him for his fortune,
vote of 317 to eleven, approved of weather among the rocks of my
f years know a, Best, Safest,
. - 1 • . . lo
and I thought It a pity that they should fifty-eight dollars. The Galveston
the resolution, which calls upon j tange; there’s a flat at the base ol
SOLD BYDRIGHISTS' V.‘ "WHIM* deceive so nice a man. He heard me prices are apparently ignored.
conjugating the verb ’to love’ when
President Wilson to coopeiate with Baldy, where my corn grew twice
T H E R IG H T S O F S T A T E S
he called on you. and somehow It af
Winston Churchill, First Lord as tali as the fodder your tarmets
fected Ills brain, for"—
the British Admirality, to bring gather for the district fair in the
Mr. Wright took Marjorie awny from but some southern Member rises in
her mother and, placing his own nnu
a suspension of Naval build fall—there's a flat lies out in the
Congress to tell ot the states and to j
about her, the two pleaded their cause
ing programs for a year. The reso timber, with a spring where the
The Celebrated Cerqmann 'hoe “Oh, It’s all right!” said the older ernment, and the manner ol attempt lution expresses as “ the sense ol deer come down—and I want to gc
The Strongest ami Nearest Water lady. "Only 1 can't make out how
ed invasion by the National Con Congress” that the proposal would back to the high hills, away from
Proof shoe made for loggers, miners you tw o managed to do the courting.”
But now Mr Volstead, be the means of avoiding the "waste your dad blamed town.
“ I managed It. mamma. I did It for gress.
prospectors and mill men.
Malcolm. Just think o f his being drlv- ranking Republican Member of the of investing iu war material
1 Thurman Street
You breed no men in the valley
eu from his home by those horrid for House Committe on the Judiciary
P o rt la n d , O reoon .
like Jason that fit the hear,your son--
tune hunting girls."
The H illm a n
KIME_ & VON PEGERT
IT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY
S H O P /
Roseburg Myrtle Point Stage
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and a resident of Minnesota, attacks
the proposal of President WilsoD
that Congress shall enact a law for
the election of candidates in pri
maries, and bases his objection up
on the rights of the states; like
wise declaring that the proposition
is unconstitutional. According to
Mr. Volstead, the President’s plan
"is an unauthorized interference
By Ben H. Lampman
I ’ m sick of the valley, Sonny,
and the valley is tired of me— I
want to go hack to the hills that
lie outstretched along the sea; the
brc’ zes that breathes Irom the west
ward scarce rustles your scrawny
grass, but it whoops like a lad in
are holler-chested for lack of tlu
! upper air--the air that croons in
the cedars, fragrant and fresh and
sweet, that leaps like a colt unhar
uessed where the clouds and snow-
cap meet; that sings on the trail tc
Baldy, I brushed each step of tlx
way; and I want go back to the
high hills, back to my hills— to
stay?—The Gold Hill News.
W e will print it.
W e do Jo b W ork of every discription
for the progressive merchant.
Cards, Letterheads, Billheads,