Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917, September 08, 1914, Image 1

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    •JThe Herald, the old estab­
lished reliable newspaper oi
the Coquille Valley in which
an “ ad” always brings results.
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T he C oquille H erald
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Fraterna! and Benevolent Orders
C O Q U I L 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 , S E P T E M B E R 8, 1914.
Newspaper Editor Resigns
Manage Campaign
Events of Interest Reported
O. C. Leiter, for 10 years editor
For The Herald
of the Oregonian, has resigned that
position to becomo political manag­
( By J. E. Jones)
er for William Hanley, Progressive
candidate for United States senator.
K. S.—Regmar meeting of Keulah
"I am leuving newspaper work
. Chapter No. 0, second and fourth
Friday evenings of each month, in Ma­ paper readers have greatly missed and casting my fortune with Mr.
sonic Hall.
the accounts of w h a t J o h n Hanley”, said Mr. Leiter, “because
M a b v A. P i krck , W. M
L i n d wa s d o i n g d o w n i n of my personal regard for him. I
A nna L awrence Sec.,
O. O. F.—Coquille Lodge No. 53,1. O. Vera Cruz, but apparently the have formed a strong personal at­
. O. F., meets every Saturday uight sage of Minnesota has dropfied out tachment for Mr. Hanley, and hon­
u Odd Fellows Hall.
sight far beyoud the horizon N el­ estly belieye that lie is senatorial
C. H. C leaver , N. G.
J. 8. L awrence , Sec.
son O'Shaughnessy, who was a timber, and if elected will be a cred­
a m i e r k b e k a H l o d g e , No. 20 crony of Huerta’s, and who under it to the state.
Mr Hanley intends
I. o . O. F., meets every second and very trying circumstances did splen­
campaign of the
fourth Wednesday nights in Odd Fellows
did work lor the govenment, has state through the newspapers and
E mily H ersey , N. G,
A nnie L awrence , Sec.
been pressed into service as an em- by speechmaking in every county
( M1QUILLE ENCAMPMENT, No. 25 ergeny clerk, and the chauces are and I shall have charge of this
I. O. 0 . F., meets tlie lirstand third
that a little later on will be sent campaign.”
riiursday nights inOdd Fellows Hall.
J. 8. B arton , 0 . P.
back to Mexico City to represent
Mr. Leiter has been in the em­
J . 8 .L awrence , See.
h is country.
President Wilson ploy of the Oregonian for almost 14
n i g h t s o f pythiah .—Lycurgus scolded a little because of some re­
years. Irr*making known Mr. Leit-
Lodge No. 72, meets Tuesday nights
ported indiscretion of O’Shaugh- er’s resignation, 13. B. Piper, the
in W. O. W. Hall.
R. R. W atson , K R. 8.
nessy during the heights of the managing editor, says: "Mr. Leiter
O. A. M intonye . C. C.
Mexican trouble, but when the resigns after years of faithful and
i y YTHIAN SISTERS—Justus Temple
de affairs came back and efficient service. The change will
1 No. 35, meets first and Third Mon­
talked it over with bis chief it was probably occur this week.
day nights in W. O. W. Hall.
Mss. G eorge D avis , M. E. C. all right, and metaphorically speak-
Letter’s resignation is accepted
M rs . F red L inroar , K. of R
i n g. Woodrow Wilson slapped with regret.
He goes with the
ED MEN—Coquille Tribe No. 46, 1.
O. R. M., meets every Friday night O’Shaughnessy on the back and goodwill of the Oregonian and the
i n W. O. W. Hall.
told him he had done well.
regret of the staff.”
J. S. B arton , Sachem.
A. P. M iller , C. of R.
Mr. Leiter has opened headquar­
The city of Washington is a ters for the Hanley campaign at the
W. A. —Regular meetings of Rea-
. ver Camp No. 10.550 in M. W . A. great place for automobiles. In fact Oregqn Hotel where he will be glad
Hall, Front street, first and third Sat­
there are perhaps more of them to see the friends and supporters of
urdays in each month.
C. D. H i ’ oson , Consul.
than iu any other city of its size in Mr. Hanley, and also to have them
L l H. I rvine , Clerk.
the country. A modern deviee on address him.
N. A.— Regular meeting of Laurel the automobile, by which a glaring
. Camp No. 2972 at M. W. A . Hall,
Prohibition in Congress
Front street, second and fourth Tues­ searchlight has been thrown on the
day nights iu each month.
roadway, has claimed a lot of vic­
M ary K ern , Oracle.
Now that the question of prohi­
tims and the result is that in the
E dna K elley , Rec.
bition seems definitely laid over un­
O. W .— Myrtle Camp No. 197, in the District of Columbia this in­
. meets every Wednesday at 7:30 strument of death has been banish­ til the next session of Congress,
p, m. at W. O. W . Hall,
ed. OI course the owners of big friends of the measure are speculat­
Lee Currie, C. C.
J ohn L enkve , See.
automobiles resisted because big ing in regard to the effect the Euro­
headlights indicate that their auto pean war will have upon its fortunes.
By It is entirely possible that if receipts
meets second and fourth Monday mobiles cost lots of money.
nights in W. O. W. Hall.
putting a piece of muslin over the from duties lev ied on imports fall
O ra X . M aury , G. N.
front of the searblight, or by means off too heavily, special measures
M ary A. P ierce , Clerk.
of frosting the glass with soap or will be taken to provide revenue,
ARMERS UNION.— Regular meet­
ings second and fourth Saturdays in some other substance the glaring and these will almost certainly in­
each month in W. O. W. Hath
lights have been brought under volve an increase in the federal tax
F ra •{ B urkholder , Pres.
on beer and possibly an increase in
O. A. M intonye , Sec.
tax on liquor all around. Such
T H E G E T -R IC H - Q U IC K S
r a t e r n a l a i d n o . 398, meets the
would automatically operate
second and fourth Thursdays each
as a dampener on the chances of
month at W. O. W . Hall.
M rs . C has . E vland , Pres.
the prohibition amendment.
M rs . L ora H arrington , Sec. quick, since the same results appear
It is possible that if the House
to be obtained by selling plain,com­
Educational Organizations and Clubs mon,ordinary food stuffs. So many Rules Committee meets before the
O Q U I L L E E D U C A T I O N A L ways have been found by which adjournment of the present session,
LEAGUE—Meets monthly at the
it will fix a date in December for
High School Building during the school the food market can be manipulated
year for the purpose of discussing edu­ that the Washington government consideration of the prohibition
cational topics.
has found it necessary to increase amendent.
f . & A. M .—Regular meeting oi
• Chadwick Lodge No. 08 A. F. A A.
M.. at Masonic Hall, every Saturday
night in each month on or before the
full moon.
I). D. P ikhck , W. M.
R. H. M a » t . Secretary.
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The Class of Wealthy Philanthropists W hose Hearts Bleed
at Proposed Oppression of Honest Farmer
The Oregon City Courier is fight-
ing for the adoption of the f t 500
tax exemption measure and other
measures, and in its issue of August
13 it fires a broadside at the Non-
Partisan League,
of Portland,
which is fighting against these
measures. The Courier publishes
a letter which was sent out by the
Leagut last June to a selected list
of people and corporatious who
might be expected to contribute
money to the campaign to keep the
poor farmer and working mau and
small property owner horn being
fooled. The letter mentions sever­
al measures besides the exemption
proposal which are claimed to he
“ single tax” or “ socialist” ; then
calls on the recipient to contribute
“ $100 or as much more as the work
is worth to you,” for the defeat of
these measures.
The amount of the contribution
asked for indicates the class of peo­
ple to whom the letter was sent,
and therelore the class of people
who aie afraid that they would be
hurt if the measures pass.
As tor
the men who compose the Non-
Partisan League and who are so
fearful lest people of small resour­
ces will be ruined by lifting some
ol the tax burden off their shoulders,
here are the names on the letter
head of the Non-Partisan League:
Everett Ames F. C Knapp
A. H. Averill Geo. Lawrence Jr.
Arthur Callan Fletcher Linn
Henry Corbett Geo. C. Mason
J. F. Daly
D. A. Patullo
A. D. Katz
F. H. Ransom
James B. Kerr Amedel Smith
T. N. Stoppenbach
The Courier claim« to have run
down all these men and to have
found out this:
Henry L. Corbett is manager lor
the famous Corbett estate in Port­
land. This family owns millions of
dollars of the best real estate in Or­
egon, and the heirs put up thous­
ands of dollars to deteat single tax
in 1912. It was “ worth” some­
thing to them
They have more
than made it back in ground rents.
Everett Ames is manager of
Ames-Harris-Neville C o ., v e r y
wealthy in its large land holdings,
K en a A nderson , Pies.
K una M inaku , Sec.
its activities in order that poor
they are dealers in twine, bur­
Oregon “ Unsafe”
rO KEEL KLUB—A business men’ s people may be permitted to continue
lap, grain bags, teuts, etc.
N social organization. Hall in Laird’ s to live.
A. H. Averill is president of the
building, Second street.
The Committee of One Hundred,
A. J. S herwood . Pies.
Chamber of Commerce
the organization of business men of
F eed S laoi . e , Sec.
A determined effort has been Oregon fighting for a dry state, has and of the Averill Machinery Co.
t OMMERCIAL CLUB L.H.H azahd made to remove the bad spots in
Arthur Callan is of the real es­
received a copy of Bonfort’s Wine
/ President; C. A. H o w a r d , Secretary
the river and harbor bill, and to and Spit it Circular, one of the of­ tate firm of Callan & Kaser, and
leave the remaining good meat in ficial organs of the liquor dealers, like all land speculators his heart
Transportation Facilities
RAINS — Leave, Bouth bound 9:00 a. the barrel. The theory is that bad under date ol August io
It says: bleeds when be sees the landlords
m. and 3:00 p. m. North bound “ spots” may ruin the contents of
“ The information received from raise the rent of the workingmen
i O :40 a. m. and 4 ;40 p. m.
the whole barrel,
In the case of the battlegrounds of California,
J. F, Daly is president of the T i­
OATS—Six boats plying on the Co­ apples one bad one often spoils all
& Trust Co., thereto, e very near
quille river afford ample accommo­
Oregon, Washington, Colorado and
The same princi­ Virginia, where statewide elections to the farmer and day laborer.
dation lor carrying freight and paasen the good fruit.
gers to Bandon and way points. Boats ple can be applied to pork barrels.
t eave at 7 :30, 8 :30, 9 :20 and 9 :S0 a. m.
on ihe prohibition question will be This company is another of the
Many valuable projects have been
and at 1-.00, 3 :30 ami 4 :45 p. nr.;
held this Fall, would seem to indi­ Ladd corporations. It is “ worth”
TAGE—J. L. Laird, proprietor. De­ tied up in the bill along with bad cate that all save Oregon are reas­ a lot to the Ladd bunch to heat
parts 5:30 p. m. for lioseburg via proposals. Obviously the thing to
onably safe, altho some doubt is ex­ anything that would reduce the tax
Myrtle Point,carrving the United States
on the little home and add the reduc­
mail and pasengers.
pressed in regard to Virginia.”
OSTOFFICE.— A. F. Lincgar, post­
The Circular says the National tion to big holdings.
A. D. Katz is Oregon manager
master. The mails close as follow-!:
There is a growing sentiment to organization of liquor dealers should
Myrtle Point 8:40 a. m. and 2:35 p. in.
the Mutual Life Insurance Co.,
center work on Oregon and Vir­
Marshfield 10:15 a. m. and 4:15 p. in.
of New York.
Bandon anil way points,7 a m. Norway journ, but instead will take a short ginia
and Aragol2:45 p.m. Eastern mail 4:15
James B. Kerr is attorney for the
recess after election time
F r o m reliable information it
a, m. Eastern mail arrives 10: p. in.
aside their personal comforts, the would seem that the wet forces Hill lines. The Hill people hold
City and County Officers
members are inclined to the belief plan to spend about $ on hundreds or thousands of acres of
that it is unwise for Congress to de­ the fight in Oregon this Fall. land in Oregon that increases in
A. T. Morrison
finitely adjourn until December, While they hope to win, leaders of value as farmers improve and de-
R ecorder...............................................J. 8. Lawrence
Treasurer ..........................R. H. Mast
while the war situation in Eutope the wet forces in Portland, admit velope the state
City Attorney..................................... L. A. Liljeqvisl
F. C. Knapp is president of the
Engineer....................... P. M. Halt-Lewis remains acute.
they expect to see the state go dry,
Marshal .............................. A. P. Miller
Lumber Corporation of
Night Marshal............... Oscar WicKham FILIPINOS GETTING THE OFFICES while saloon men frankly are mak­
Water Superintendent .8. V, Epperson
The first step toward indepen- I ing preparations to go into other St. Johns.
Fire Chie:.............................. W . C, Chase
Ameden Smith and George Law­
Councilmen—D. D, Pierce, C. T. Skeels dence iD the Philippines has been lines of business.
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Jr. are vice presidents of the
C. I. Kime, G. O. Leach, W . H. Ly­ the turning over as far as possible :
ons, O. C. Santord. Regular meetings
Have you paid the printer.
first and third Mondays each month.
natives of the island, and it isdoubt- tage have been knocked higher than This is a big Portland land specu­
lating concern.
,Justice of the P eace........ .1. J. Stanley full if any process could have been
a kite by the financial stringency
Constable....... ................ Ned C. Kelley
F. H Ransom is manager and
invented that would have brought of the money situation, created by
treasurer of the Eastern & Western
County Judge
John T. Hall
the war There are a number of
The leg­ bills before Congress providing for Lumber Co., one of the big timlier
Commissioners—W. T. Dement, Geo. J. dents holding the snaps
and saw mill concerns of Oregon.
James Watson islation in reference to ultimate in­ reduction of postage lates, and these
D. A. Patullo is manager of Ihe
dependence tor the Philippines has were in anticipation of a large in­
Sh eriff............................................... W. W\ Gage
Treasurer..................... T. M. Dimmick
grain department of the Balfour
Assessor .................................T. J. Thrift
crease of revenue by reason of the
Guthrie Co.
School Supt.
Raymond E. Baker President Wilson and it is expected
parcel post. However, the parcel
Surveyor............................... A. N. Gould
T. N Stoppenbach has made a
C oron er...............................F. E. Wilson
post has not been as great a money
Of making institution as was expected fortune in land speculation and out
Health Officer..............Dr. Walter Culin to he acted upon neit winter.
course it is going to mean a big and therefore between foreign wars, of the Pacific Paper Co., and has
hght, as there are many viewpoints postal disappointments and other quit the game.
concerning what should be our at­ adverse conditions, it will likely be
Societies will get the very best
Fletcher Linn is another of the
titude toward the islanders.
necessary to put two cent stamps Ladd handy men.
on your letters for a long time to ( George C. Mason is manager of
at the office o f Coquille Herald
Such issues as that of penny pos- come.
this Non Partisan League of Ladd
corporations and big business
was formerly one of the big chiefs
of the Hurley Mason contracting
company, that tried so hard to
break down the labor unions of Or­
egon. He did not fully succeed,
but be showed organized labor how
dearly be loved them
The farmers and small borne
owners among the Herald’s readers
can readily imagine how mneb real
sympathy they get out of that
bunch, and how much the interests
of the small taxpayer lies at the
heart oi the Non-Partisan League.
They can imagine what a strenuous
fight the League would put up
against the $1500 tax exemption if
its effect would be to place a greater
burden on the shoulder cf the farm­
ers of the state and lift it from the
accumuled wealth of Portland.
In connection with the above,
the Herald is in receipt of a letter
from the Tax Liberatot, a new pub­
lication purporting to emanate from
Roseburg. To publish the paper at
Roseburg is a big scheme. Many
people would look upon it with
suspicion of it were published at
Portland, but giving it the Roseburg
date line will, of course, fool us poor
boobs. And those who ar eunfa-
miliar with the newspaper business
may not understand that the sub­
scription price of 25 cents a year
for an eight-page page paper does
not indicate a legitimate newspaper
enterprise. Few will notice the one-
cent stamp on the wrapper and
know that it is a dead give-away—
that a legitimate newspaper, just
starting, nas only to deposit the
necessary postage with the postmas­
ter and all in excess of one cent a
pound will be refunded after the
publication is admitted to the sec­
ond class rate —that it is a dead
waste of money to put a one-cent
stamp on each paper if application
has really been made in a legitimate
Now, the Tax Liberator is put
out to fight the $1500 exemption.
In other words it is working hand
in glove with the Non-Partisan
League. That is why we wish to
give one extract from the letter
mentioned above. It says: “ The
farmers are one class of people who
are sharing a larger proportion of
the tax burden than they are enti­
tled to.
We have got to put less
taxes on the farmer and more on
the men of wealth; owners of stocks
bonds and mortgages and people
with large incomes.”
Isn't that fine? That ought to
catch the horny-handed tons of soil,
hadn’t it? And can not you see the
m e m b e r s of the Non-Partisan
League listed above, and all their
friends, putting up $100 apiece, or
"as much more as it worth to
them," to defeat a measure that
will take the burden of taxation off
“ men of wealth, owners of stocks,
bonds and mortgages and people
with large incomes,” and put it on
the farmer.
The Tax Liberator is the official
organ of the Oregou Rational Tax
Reform Association, which has an
executive committee for each coun­
ty. We note that the committee
for Coos county consists of one
large stock raiser and land owner;
one real estate dealer, well fixed
and semi-retired, one capitalist,
formerly a sawmill owner; one real
farmer who is an old-line stand-pat
Republican; and one other party
whose occupation we do not know
Curiously enough, it appears to
have no organization in Douglas
county, where its “ organ” is pub­
All this is given for the informa­
tion of Herald readers and for what­
ever assistance it may be to them
in considering the proposed tax ex­
emption measure. When so much
is made of the fact that the single
tax people are behind the measure,
if they are, then it may not be a
bad idea to consider who is putting
up the money for the opposition.
Now is the time to subscribe.
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new material and experienced
workmen. A guarantee that
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The Cheerful Kicker on
A Kindling W ood Road
Compiled by State Bureau of
Editor Herald:
Industries and Statistics
What is to become of the $90, - 1
000, and more, that the Supreme
Parma gets an electrified cider
Court of the state has decided can mill.
he blown in by the several road dis­
Dayton has ordered several miles
tricts of Ihe county? What is to be
of cement sidwalks.
done with it? Who is to get it?
Paisley gets a cold storage and
If it is to be spent b> contract, is it
to be a genuine contract or a fake meat packing plant.
On the pretense that) Gresham truit growers send out a
work is done“ cheap” are slopes to he carload of pears daily.
left in the condition that it is kno
Standard Oil Co. is putting in a
i r t l i m g plant at Hojid River.
will slide iu when winter comes? I
Coos Bay pulp mills reopen with
think some of the people would be coutract (or 10,000 tons.
made wise if they knew how much
The lower Columbia salmon pack
some gu ding costs a rod after the this year totals $3,328,350.
“ slides” are taken care of.
Oregon gets $11,000 additional a
Is the money to be blown in on year for industral education
kindling wood roads? Plank roads
The contract for the Hood River
are getting to be a back number,
highway was let for $58,000,
for the plank become kindling wood
Wtllamette Valley Southern will
in a short time. The best piece of
plank road from my place to Co­ reach Molalla by October 1st.
First Rogue River pear shipment
quille is on Cherry creek mountain
for which M. J. Kranlz had the brought growers $1 00 a box net.
contract. There is a piece of honest
Coos River consolidated district
work. The McKinley road district, will erect a $10,000 high school.
as a district,has the best plank road.
Over $15,000 will be spent in
If any one thinks it is because so Pendleton on street improvements.
much of it is in the shade, I call
Silverton has decided to use oil
their attention to the piece of plank­
on a large scale on all its macadam.
ing at the "Palmer place,” I have
Gathering wild moss is developing
never seen a loose plank in that
into a big industry in Clatsop Co.
piece and the sun has failed to warp
Baker Mill & Flour Co. plant
the planks out of the gouud. Planks
thrown on top of the ground make was s,arted Sept. 1 for the fall run.
a poor road. The Fairview district
Chas. Hall, Hood River capitalist
has some good planking. That dis-1 wants Coos Bay telephoneexchange.
tiict is getting wise to another
The P. R. L. & P. Co is building
thing; making the road wide enough a light and power line to Sandy.
so there is a chance for au earth
Umatilla County will go it alone
road, for summer, along side the building bridges over the John D ay.
plank. District No, 12 takes a
Yamhill county lets contract for
large slice out of the cake when it
bridges at Dayton and McMinn­
comes to a kindling wood road, but
!he district that can take the bake
Forestry officials have appropriat­
shop and all the cooking utensils
$70,000 to complete McKenzie
for a bum job in kindling wood
roads, is the one that connects with
Bandon water bonds sold in Den­
the Fairview district and runs to
Coquille. I cannot imagine what ver and construction is to begin
Job would have done if he bad bad soon.
that road to travel.
One of the important things
about laying a plank road is to put
the plank in the ground so that
fhere is a shoulder at each end to
keep the plank from slipping and
enough dirt thrown on the road to
work through and fill up the cracks,
then the planks will not turn on
The special road tax has been
worked into the ground. No mat­
ter how large an assessment roll a
road district may have or how
sparse the population of that dis­
trict or how small the amount of
produce that is hauled over the
road a tax can be voted and those
who pay the large bulk of the tax
are helpless to do but one thing;
stand and deliver while the other
fellow holds the sack.
Take the
road district, commencing at the
Stemmier place down the East fork
and North fork of the Coquille to
Myrtle Point.
There are good
farms all the way down that road,
and yet a special tax of ten mills
gives them just about $2,000. That
road can be made a water grade
nearly all the way down if not
quite (and why the county court
did not pour the money into a well
instead of pouring it on top of
Cooper mountain is a conundrum
to me.) The amount of money that
that district receives from the gener­
al fund is not much, is little com­
pared with the work they have to do
and the travel over that road. We
go over three mountains to get to
Coquille on a plank road which the
pig taxpayers have built, those re­
siding in the district having paid a
small part of it. We go over those
three mountains to get to Coquille
for the reason that districts down
the East fork have not any one in
it whom they can rob and they are
too poor to rob themselves.
judgement is that it is time to
knock ent this special district road
tax, and have instead a special
county road tax of ten mills and a
road district that wants to get a
special benefit of the county special
tax it would have to vote a special
tax in proportion to the amount
they recieved from the county
special tax.
Hillsboro Planing Mill Co.incorp-
orated and is putting in a large
D P. Blue, Grants Pass, reports
$40,000 per ton strike on Huogry
The first logs in two years have
been dumped into the Springfield
Eugene Fruitgrowers A is’n has
large orders for 1915 loganberry
Ashland will celebrate the open­
ing of the Siskyou highway Octo­
ber 15.
A twelve foot vein of coal has
been struck at Roxy Ann, near
Brown Bros. Lumber Co. mill
Cottage Grove resumes operations
this week.
Fischer Milling Co. at Silverton
is making improvements and build­
ing a 450 foot flume.
Marshfield Water Co. is putting
in a 3,000,000 gallon reservoir and
laying a mile of ten inch main to
North Bend.
The I.ane County fair will urge
the use of Oregon made products as
the best way to cut out the mail
order houses
Siuslaw Telephone Co. has been
granted a raise of rates by the Pub­
lic Utilities Commission to insure
good service and maintain plant.
Public Utilities Commission after
investigation orders raise of fares
on United Railways of abont 100
percent on ground of insufficient
Financing of the big timber hold­
ings on the Nehalem river has been
completed and this insures the ex­
tension of the Southern Pacific from
Tillamook connecting Astoria.
U. S. Dept, ot -Agriculture finds
Oregon farm laborers the year
around average only 9 hours and
40 minutes per day and get $31 dol­
lars per month with board and
$4 1 .50 without.
The Attorney-General has decid­
ed that the ruling of the Industrial
Welfare Commission applies to the
bop industry and women and chil­
dren cannot work more than eight
hours per d«y or fifty-four hours
per week.