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About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 3, 1914)
Tempus is Fugiting
It will soon be Christmas and the contest
will be over. Don’t wait till the last
week to do your best work.
Do It Now
HOOD RIVER DRUG STOKES FIND
“ BUSINESS IS FINE.”
; GO TO ROSEBURG
C l AND SEE WRECK
DRYS HAVE MADE
Grand Jury in Dry Town Says lo o
Much Liquor Sold— Raps Doctors.
Hood River is one of the “ dry”
towns that the Committee of One
Hundred hasn’ t said anything about.
But “ business is fine” there too, es
pecially in the drug stores. The Oc
tober grand jury spent some days
looking into the matter, and reported
on it. In fact about all the grand
jury did was to probe the liquor sit
uation in "dry” Hood River, thus
spending the taxpayers’ money to
discover if prohibition prohibited.
This is what they found out, as
set forth in their formal report to
the Circuit Court on October d, 1914:
“ Nearly all of the time of the
grand jufy has been taken up with
consideration of alleged violations of
the local option law within this juris
diction. We have received the report
o f tlie sheriff of the county as to the
quantity of intoxicating liquor shipped
into this county during the last three
By this report it appears
that a large amount of liquor has
been shipped to private individuals
during the period, and presumably
procured »nd used legally.
ther appears that the quantity re
ceived by the drug stores during the
period was considerably more than
during the preceding three months,
and too large to be disposed of in
accordance with the section of the lo
cal option law regulating the writing
of prescriptions by physicians, and in
this connection we call the attention
of physicians of Hood River County
to Section 4921 o f Lord’s Oregon
“ We recommend that the physi
cians confine themselves more close
ly to the letter of this section of the
local option law.”
The report is signed by Joseph
Frazier, Jr., as foreman.
Bank Deposits Fall Off Half Mil
lion Dollars in Dry Town
ASSESSMENTS MICH HIGHER
Real Estate Offered for Sale at Less
Than Valuation But No Bidders
“ I f you want to find out what
dry Oregon w ill do for Oregon, go
to Roseburg and see what dry
Roseburg: has accomplished. ”
Here’s what it has done.
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It has cut down the bank deposits
by over $500,000, in spite of the
fact that there are now four banks
to the two in existence when Rose
burg had licensed saloons, and that
the population ha, increased in pro
portion to the settling up of South
ern Oregon by new settlers and im
When Roseburg had licensed sa
loons the tax levy, on one-third of
the valuation was two mills. Since
Roseburg has gone dry the tax levy
has varied from eight to ten mills
on a lull valuation; and in addition
occupation taxes have been steadily
The Committee of O nl Hundred
boasts that dry Roseburg has erected
a $115,000 hotel.
The hotel was
erected in 1913, stood idle and ten
antless for four months, and was
rescued from the bankruptcy court
by liberal business men of the city,
among whom were E. L. Parrot, C.
W. Parks, Joseph Micelli, A. N. Or-
cott and Henry Hart, all of whom
are radically opposed to a dry town.
The Committee of One Hundred
also boasts of the armory as an
achievement. The armory was built
by state, county and city funds com
bined, and is not yet completed.
Over 140 leading business men
have signed a petition calling for a
local option election in Roseburg this
year, and such an election will be
Many empty store buildings are to
be found on the leading business
streets—a condition that never ex
isted when Roseburg had licensed
saloons. Scores of dwelling houses
are vacant for the first time in the
history of the city.
John Hunter, a leading contractor
and formerly a supporter of the drys,
is now advertising in Roseburg pa
Business block for sale
for $500 lets than present as
Another property owner has o f
fered four parcels of inside prop
erty for sale at less than the as
sessed valuation, and l as not even
received a tender.
One of the leaders of the dry
forces in Roseburg is a man who as
a former agent of the Albany brew
ery made his fortune, and who to
day is the owner of a drug store.
He was at one time prominent in
politics, was repudiated by the vot
ers of Douglas County, and is now
said to be seeking to place lieuten
ants in office through tie dry move
Beggars are common on the streets,
and many poor families are appeal
ing to the local bankers for aid.
And yet the Committee of One
“ If you want to find cut what Ore
gon dry will do for Oregon go to
Roseburg and see what dry Roseburg
C o q u ille H era ld
Southern Pacific Shipments Indicate
How Normal Demand is Still Met.
Jokers in “Dry” A m e n d m e n t
Admitted by “ Drys”
Big blunder in misleading “ prohibition” campaign is made
J. E. Wheeler, Chairman
The Committee of One Hundred
Admits in Public Print
That Prohibition is an infringment o f Personal Liberty.
Lane County’s “ model" prohibi
tion city, and the scat of the
state university, is
NOT A “ UKÏ” TOWN.
From January I to October I
of this year there were shipped
into Eugene 102.457 QUARTS
From January 1 ta Octcber 1
of this year there were shipped
into Eugene 3,490 QUARTS OF
Of this amount there went to
one drug store 524 QUARTS OF
Express company records show
IS EUGENE “ DKY"?
VOTE 333 X NO.
That the word “ DISTRIBUTION” was DELIBERATELY
LEFT O U T of the proposed “ prohibition” amendment.
That “A N Y CITIZEN” may ship liquor “ direct from some
other state” into “ HIS O W N H O M E ”
E V E R Y CLAIM M ADE B Y THE AN TI-PR O H IB I
TION FORCES A G A IN ST TH E PROPOSED PRO
HIBIT A M E N D M EN T IN OREGON IS CONFESSED
IN THE TH REE A B O V E ADMISSIONS
EUGENE.—The Committee of One
Hundred, together with other prohibi
tion organizations, boasts that Eugene,
the seat of the University of Oregon,
is ono of their “ model” dry towns.
And they say “ business is fine” there.
Investigation proves that in the uni
versity city at least one form o f busi
ness is good — the mail order liquor
From January 1 to October 1 this
year, the Southern Pacific alone has
shipped into dry Eugene from outside
3,342 barrels of beer,
85 cases of liquor,
69 kegs of liquor
21 barrels of liquor.
This is enough liquor to stock one
busy saloon for a year.
Doubtless similar amounts have been
sent in by the Oregon Electric Rail
way, and by the several express coni
panies operating within the city. The
records do not show the amounts in
each keg, ease or barrel, but the fig
ures in any event indicate that there
has been a vast amount o f liquor con
sumed in “ d ry” Eugene from which
the city lias received no license re
turns at all.
The Committee of One Hundred says
“ business is fine in dry towns,” but
it has failed to specify the kind of
business. Official records at Eugene,
the home o f the state university, where
hundreds of young men and women go
from all parts of the state, speak for
Eugene Matron Finds Liquor.
EUGENE.— Though one
licemen had failed to find liquor upon
the person of a drunk picked up on the
streets here, Mrs. J. R. Cox, police ma
tron, succeeded in discovering three
quarts of whisky concealed in the pris
oner’s clothes, and confiscated the li
Albany Bootlegger Guilty.
ALBANY.— A. J. Miller, charged
with violating the local option laws,
has been convicted of “ bootlegging”
bv a jury in Judge K elly’s court. Evi
dence against the prisoner was strong,
and the jury reached a verdict witk Vut
Albany Has Twelve Oases.
ALBANY.— Thomas Irving Terrill, a
local restaurant man, has been fined
$200 for selling beer in his place of
business in violation of the local op
tion statutes. His trial is the first of
twelve to follow a dozen indictments
handed down by the September grand
jury, each one relating to liquor law
violations in Linn county.
The Anti-Prohibition forces have steadfastly claimed,
That “prohibition is an infringement of personal liberty.”
Mr. Wheeler admits it, word for word, in public print.
That “prohibition will not prohibit.,, Mr. Wheeler’s admission proves that his Committee of One Hundred is not trying to prohibit
That “prohibition does not mean Dry Oregon.”
That “prohibition would be a death blow to the present healthy growth of TRUE TEMPERANCE SENTIMENT in the land.”
Wheeler’s admission proves it.
That “prohibition would let down the bars to BLIND PIGGERS and BOOT-LEGGERS, who would deal in deadly decoctions.” Tha same
law would allow any blind pigger with a HOME to ship liquor “direct from some other state” to HIS own home, for the BLIND
PIGGER is as much of a “CITIZEN” as any other man or woman in Oregon. And the blind pigger because he is NOT UNDER
INSPECTION by federal, state or city officials, will make one barrel of PURE WINE, BEER or LIQUOR into a DOZEN BAR
BELS OF POISONOUS BEVERAGES that will make a new generation of imbeciles, idiots and criminals in Oregon.
Mr. Wheeler’s three blundering admissions are the best three reason why his, misnamed
‘ Prohibition Amendment” is an alarming menace to the State.
V o te s G iven on Subscription Paym ents Either
N e w or Old b y the
FINE SINUE EXT
(SENE IS “DRY”
Can any intelligent voter fail to see the “ Jokers?”
VOTE 333 X NO
And put an end to this “ Prohibition” agitation.
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