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T he C oquille H erald
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1914.
CITY DIRECTORY FROM THF NATIONAL CAPITAL
Fraternal and Bendbolent Orders
& A. M. — Regular meeting of
A M.. at F, . Chadwick
Lodge No. <18 A. F. A A.
Masonic Hail, every Saturday
Events of Interest Reported
For The Herald
it is not discouraging to be even an
ENGLAND AND AM ERICA
PER Y E A R $1.50
j ibe nations of the earth, but with
AT THE EDGE OF THE WAR
! the humblest citizen of our land.
REPUBLICANS ON TOP lowed; thousands of people, largely Second Letter From O ur
On December 24, t8i 4, Com-
missioneis from tbe United States Election Brings Many Sur-
night in each month on or befure 4he
and Great Britain signed a treaty
prises Only a Few
I). D. 1 ’ ikhi - k , W. M.
(By J. E. Jones)
of peace settling most of the ques-
K. H. M aht , Secrotary.
T H K A M E R I C A N M E R C H A N T M A R I N E tions which
K. S.—Keguiar meeting of lieulah
• Chapter No. (I, second and fourth
Since tbe outbreak of the war known as the war of 1812.
Not "Oregon Dry,” as most ot
Friday eveninga of eacli month, in Ma
there has been a crying demand for that time, notwithstanding many the papers are putting it, but "The
M ahy A. P ikkck , W. M.
an American meichant marine, atid bickerings, Americans and Britons Open Saloon Must Go,” is the
A nna L awhenck Se c. ,
the President has hacked the propo have remained continuously at meaning ot last Tuesday’s electiou,
O. O. F.—Coquille Lodge No. 53,1.0. sition, and among other tilings peace, and it seems almost incon when the amendment prohibiting
. O. F., meets every Saturilay night
asked Congress for $25,000,000 to ceivable that this happy state of I tbe manufacture and sale but not
n Odd Fellows Hall.
C. H. C l e a v e s , N. G.
be used in buyiug ships to be oper affairs can tail to be permanent. the transportation of liquor in Ore
J. 6. L aw kknce , Sec.
ated under the stars and stripes. Yet, in the intervening hundred gon was carried by an overwhelm-
a m i k b b b b k a H - l o d g e , No. 20 The tieup of German shipping int years, there have been occasions, by
i ing majority.
1. o . O. F., meets every second and erests naturally threw many of no means infrequent, when the two
The on)y olber COM,itutional
fourth Wednesday nights in Odd Fellows
these German boats on tbe market, countries glared at each other in no tmendraents ,hat carried were lhe
E mily H e k s e y , N. G,
A nnie L aw rence , Sec.
but when it was found that the friendly spirit, and it seemed almost one restricting the franchise to
/"»O Q U ILLE F.NCAM1’ MENT, No. 25 United Slates government was ac a miracle that they avoided clashing America0 citizens (he one allovv
K iim rilc
a_2 I. O. O. F., meets the first and third tually bargaining for tbe purchase swords.
slogan '* "Fifty-four,
ing incorporate cities to consolidate,
Thursday nights in Odd Fellows Hall.
affair” . and tbe one abolishing capital pun
of them, England poked in her
J. S. B arton , C. I’ .
J. S. L awrence , Sec.
nose, and notified — unofficially, of The Cleveland message about Ven isbmeut.
nights of p y t h ia s .—Lycurgus course, the American government, ezuela, are but typical examples of
Otherwise, the election seems to
Lodge No. 72, meets Tuesday nights
that it would not recognize these occasions when a little loss of tem have been a sweeping Republican
in W. 0. W. Hall.
K. R. W atbon , K R. S.
boats as neutral, eveu though they per on either side, an incautious victory, running much on party
O. A. M i nto ny e . C. C.
did fly the American colors, it they word, au untoward incident, might lines. Chamberlain was one of the
Y T H IA N SISTERS—Justus Tempte were purchased from corporations have led to a third conflict in arms
"saved,” being elected senator over
No. 35, meets first and Third Mon
living and doing business in tbe between tbe two great branches of Booth by about 30,000. On the
day nights in W. O. W. Hall.
Mis. G eohoe D a v i s , M. E. C. country of an enemy. As soon as the Anglo-Saxon world.
governorship,the curve was reversed
M r s . F reo L i n e g a r , K. of K
Congress reconvenes the President nately, tbe two nations have been Withycombe being elected by about
ED MEN —Coauille Tribe No, 46, 1.
guided by men who were through
the majority above named.
O. R. M., meets every Friday night will insist on action favoring Amer
ican shipping in American boats, out conscious of the practical identi congressmen four justices ot tbe
1 n W. O. W. Hall.
J. 9. B arton , Sachem.
and it remains to he seen whether ty of culture in the civilizations rep-j
r supreme court and all other state
A. P. M il l e r . C. of R.
John Bull is going to be able to resented by tbe two countries, and' officers elected are Republicans.
W. A. —Regular meetings of Bea- cheat Uncle Sara out of bis natural frequent as has been the family
In the county Hollister was the
• ver Camp No. 10,550 in M. W . A.
Hall, Front street, first and third Sat market, providiug the latter wt'Uts quarrels, they have always beeu al only Democrat getting a majority,
urdays in each month.
layed by judicious concessions on
to buy some boats.
the Republicans carrying every
C. D. H udson , Consul.
side or the other, or both
Li. H. I rv in e , Clerk.
thing before them and electing their
' COTTON A N D T H E SOUTH
Immediately after the war of
N. A.— Regular meeting of Laurel
The South is undoubtedly in a 18■ 2, instead of increasing their ar entire county ticket. C. R Barrow
. Camp No. 2972 at M. W. A . Hall,
gots in as representative by a hand
Front street, second and fourth Tues bad predicament as the result of the maments and growling aud glaring
day nights in each mouth.
Eutopean war sbutliug off its nat at one another across their borders, some majority over the combined
M ary K er n , Oracle.
vote of his opponents. Dimmick
ural market, and while the bankers tbe two countries immediately
E dna K e l l e y , Rec.
will hardly listen to the advice of tbe adopted a policy of disarmament on also has about 50 per cent more
O. W .— M jrtle Camp No. 197,
votes than his two opponents, Het-
of the Treasury that they the Great Lakes and reduced their
. meets every Wedr
The closest race
loan what amounts to full value on fleets on both sides to a mere police
Lee Currie, C. C.
was between Johnson and Gage,
cotton, yet it may possibly be that status of four vessels.
J ohn L enevr , Sec.
hut the former pulled through sale.
the South will profit from their dent may one day loom large in
V E N IN G TID E C IR C LE No. 214,
The Socialist vote ran over 1000
meets second and fourth Monday present misfortunes. The Agricul the world's history as a precedent
on all their candidates.
nights in W. O. W. Hall.
tural Department has long urged for the righteous conduct of two na
O ra X. M a u r y , G. N.
The "d ry ” amendment carried
cattle raising on cheap southern tions claiming to be civilized. The
M ary A. P ierce , Clerk.
in Coos county by neatly two to
lauds, and has pointed out that the other striking fact in tbe relation of
ARM ERS UN IO N .— Regular meet
ings second and fourth Saturdays in scarcity of meat should iudbee the tbe two countries is the existence
California went hopelessly wet;
each month in W. O. W. Hall.
South to awaken to its opportu ol a stretch of four thousand miles
F ra n k B u rk h ol d e r , Pres.
Washington aridly dry.
nities in this direction
The De ot coterminous borders without a
O. A. M i nto ny e , Sec.
other states voting on prohibition
fort 01 fortress on either side to sug
R A T E R N A I, AID No. 398, meets the
all went dry but Ohio.
second and fourth Thursdays each the point that the South should gest even tbe possibility of hostile
In this city Lee Goodman was
month at W. O. W. Hall.
raise food rather than to give its relations. And if ever tbe nations
M rs . C h a s . E v l a n d , Pres.
elected jiBlice of the peace by over
exclusively to cotton. of the world deteimine to settle their
M rs . L ora H arrington , Sec. attention
three to one, and H. W. Dunham
Perhaps the present misfortune will disputes by arbitrament rather than ?ets lbe 0ff|ce 0
Educational Organisations and Clubs
constable by a
arouse an interest among the south by arms the Alabama settlement
O Q U I l . L E E D U C A T I O N A L ern people to diversify their indus
LE AG U E —Meets monthly at the
by arbitration will stand out as a
The voters here approved the cit-
High School Building during the school tries and their crops— one year ol
j jzenship amendment, the two nor-
year for the purpose ot discussing edu diversified crops would practically landmark in the world s history.
m a d e in AM ERICA
j mal schools, to p a y legislators $5 a
destroy the boll weevil which works
R ena A nde rso n , Pies.
E dna M in a ro , Sec.
day, $1500 tax exemption, Prohibi-
such havoc in cotton— and such a
O K E E L K LU B —A business men's course cannot help but be a good in the direction of cotton and its tion, abolishing death penalty, the
social organisation. Hall in Laird's
uses in dress materials will not only dentistry bill, 4 years for county of-
building, Second street.
result in increased benefit to the ficers, $300 tax exemption. The
A. J. S herwood . Pies.
TW A S A PA IN FU L OPE RA TIO N
F red S l a g l e , He..
cotton producer« of our country and measure they sat down on the hard-
lower House of Congress the popularity of cotton fabrics and j es* was tbe ooe providing for pri-
o m m e r c ia l c l u b l . h . H azard
President; C. A. H ow a rd , Secretary ^as been held together for weeks garments, but will stimulate and ! mary delegates, which was an at-
by the rule that absentees would be make a reality of the new popular ; ‘ empt to revive tbe old convention
docked. This branch ol Congress has slogan. “ Made in America.” This sys‘ em of nomination. The vote
R A IN S —Leave, south bound 9:00 a.
m. and 3:00 p. m. North bound been "b a n g in g 'round w atting lor atnbition to increase tbe manufac 1 was over 7 to 1 against this meas-
iU :40 s. m. and 4 :40 p. in.
the upper branch to do a tew things; ture and use of American-made ure. On the whole, the Coquille
OATS— Six boats plying on the Co- but of course the Senate habitually products is not a new one, however, electors showed iar better judgment
q u il le river afford ample scco.^no- procraslinates
T h erefore the clos-
but was put into practical effect at than did the average voter of the
dation lor carrying freight and passen 1
gers to Bandon ami way points. Boats ing days of Congress presented a the beginning of our government. state.
1 es ve st 7 :30, 8 :30, 9 :20 and 9 :L0 a. m. painful proposition, and whenever
For port commissioners, T . P.
To tbe wife of our first President,
and at 1:00, 3 :30 and 4 :43 p. nr-.
the filibuster of the “ cotton Sena Mrs. Washington, must be accorded Hanley and A. McNair had hand-
TAGE—J. L. Laird, proprietor. De
parts 5:30 p. ni. for Rjecburg via tors" prevented an adjournment the praise lor her lofty example and *onle majorities here.
Myrtle Point,carrying the United States tbe
lawmakers simply ambition to promote the manufac ' Perhaps tbe greatest surprise
mail and pasengere.
couldn't stand it any longer, and ture and use of strictly "Made-in- came in the wav the county fell
OSTOFFICE.—A. F. Linegar, jpost- so they ducked.
The few men America” garments of cotton and ever itself in approval of statewide
maater. The mails close as follows:
Myrtle Point 8 :40 a. in. and 2 :36 p. m. who stayed to attend both Houses other fabrics History relatesthat Mrs. ! prohibition Nearly two to one for,
Marshfield 10:15 a. m. and 4:15 p. in. I decjded the game was up, and so Washington was unostentatious and
‘ be towns going dry, shows
Bandon and way points, 7 a m. Norway
and AragoI2:45 p.m. Eastern mail 4:15 they went home too.
And now in her dress and taste for luxurious a remarkable change of sentiment
»• m- Eaatern mall arrives 10 : p. m. | (bt country can talk about some ornaments. In her own home the 'n ‘ be last few years,
thing besides Washington until spinning wheel and looms were
C ity and County O fficers
constantly going, and her garments
Mayor....... .................... A.
A R K T H E T A X D O D G E R S A L L D E A D ? were, many times, woven by her
R. H. Mast
The income tax was based on
Uncle Sam Finds Big Increase
City Attorney................. L.
a lull suit
P. M. Hall-Ia-wis the theory that there were 500,000
A. I’. Miller
of fine cloth, tbe handiwork of his
Night Marshal.......... Oscar WicKliam people in the United States making
Water Superintendent .8. V. Epperson so much money that they would
Fire Ciiie:...........................W. C. Chase
New Jersey in honor to herself she
The war in Europe is proving a
______ en-D. D.
Pierce, C. T. Skeels come within its . provisions
wore a "simple russet gown” and big boon to postal savings iu this
C. I. Kime, G. O. Leach, W. II. Ly- resuits show there aie 140,000 per-
ona, O. C. Sanford. Regular meetings
white handkerchief about her neck, country. From tbe very day hos-
first and third Mondays eaeli month. sons less than th .t number. Possi
thereby setting an example to the tilities opened across the seas postal
bly there may be a few tax dodgers,
On one savings receipts began to increase
Justice of the Peace ......J. J. Stanley who are trying to make their es women of the Revolution
Constable.......................Ned C. Kelley
occasion she gave the best proof of by leaps and bounds and withdraw-
cape, but be that as it may, it is
her success in domestic manufact- als felt eff, a result quite contrary to
County Judge.................... John T. Hall sure
,here is K °in g 10 * * a big ures by the exhibition of tVo of her the predictions of many well-in
C o m m issio n ers— W. T. Dement, Geo. J. deficit in the U n ited States treasury
dresses which were composed of formed persons who, in their imag-
............... James Watson as that branch of the government cotton and were entirely homemade, ination, saw lines of feverish ae-
Sheriff _______ .................. W. W. Gave overshot the estimates
There were some silk stripes in positors at post-office windows anx-
T r e a s u r e r ...... ........... T. M. Dimmick
Assessor ___ ................. T. J. Thrift
T H E IN N O C E N T VICTIM
them, but these were woven from ious to again return their savings
The American people have it the ravelings of brown silk stock- ‘ o the boot-leg and body-belt depos
A. N. Gould
F. E. Wilson brought home to them that "they ings and old crimson chair covers, itories whence they came before in-
Dr. ^plter Culin j,ou|d wo(fy i' since a hundred
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| trusted to Uncle Sam.
__________' million dollars of war taxes have
Bumper crops without market fa- forecasters failed to reckon on the
been laid upon them
Telegrams cilities have sent more farmers stag- absolute confidence of the American
Societies will get the very best
j are taxed, so are long distance tele gering down tbe back alleys of ag- citizen, regardless of the flag that
phone calls, insurance policies, riculture than all the peats ami first met bis eyes, in the ability and
sleeplog car tickets, power of atlor- ! droughts that ever cursed tbe na- j purpose of the Government to carry
at the office of Coquille Herald
* ney, beer and tobaccq Who says tion.
out its obligations, not only among
WAR AFFECTS POSTAL SAVINGS
of foreign birth, accustomed to send
their savings abroad, are now pa
trons of our postal savings system;
and enormous sums of actual cash
have been released for commercial
uses among our own people at a
time when the need for every avail
able dollar is pressing.
Tbe growth of postal savings in
tbe United States has been steady
and healthy and the system has
filled an important gap betweeu the
tio-can depository and the factory
paymaster. On July 1, when af
fairs were running smoothly here
and abroad and tbe transmission ot
money across the Atlantic was safe
and expeditious, there was approx
imately $43,000,000 ot postal sav
ings standing to tbe credit of about
388,000 depositors. Since then over
$10,000,000 of deposits have been
added aud the number of depositors
has iucreased euormously. This
unprecedented gain is tbe more
striking when it is considered that
the net gain iu the last three
months is larger tbau the gain for
the entire fiscal year 1914 Scores
ol offices have done more postal sav
ings business since the war has
been going on than was done by
them during the previous existence
ol the service. The increases are
confined to no special localities, but
have been felt iu every nook and
corner ol the country. New York
City alone made a gaiu in Septem
ber of more than a million while
Brooklyn showed a relatively big
increase. Chicago reported a larg
er gain in the past three months
than for the previous twelve months.
More than 7,000 new accounts were
opened during the period, bringing
the number of depodtors in that
city up to over 21,000.
The unexpected increase in pos
tal savings business has not only
a 'ded greatly to the general admin
istrative duties ol the system, but
has brought up many new and int
eresting problems which have called
for the careful persoual considera-
tiou of Postmaster General Burleson
and Governor Dockery, Third As
sistant Postmaster General.
their task has been lightened some
what by the promptness of deposi
tory banks in furnishing additional
security to meet the abnormal de
posits. A number of the very lar
gest banks in the country, which
have heretofore declined to qualify
as depositories for postal-savings
funds, are now among the eager
applicants for them.
Postmaster Linegar, of tbe Co
quille office says that he can not
trace to the war any effect on the
postal savings business in his office.
The number ol depositors has re
mained the same, while tbe aggre
gate deposits have increased some
what. He says that the most of
the deposits here seem to come from
foreigners, aud he accounts for this
partly by the fact that native born
Americans, being more familiar
with business conditions, can get a
higher interest on their money than
is paid on the postal deposits. It
is probable also that Americans be
ing less settled in their habits and
plans are more inclined to keep
their surplus in checking deposits,
so as to be ready for any investment
opportunities that may come along.
Their less frugal habits, too, make
the small interest paid on deposits
seem hardly worth considering, and
they are more inclined to take a
chance on any money they have to
loan by placing it whete the rate is
There are nine accounts now open
in the Coquille office, and the
amount on deposit is $2071.00.
He Ones and She Ones
County Clerk Watson gives out
the following list of electors, male
and female, registered for the late
M a le
F e m a le
R e p u b l i c a n s __
P ro gressives
(By J. E. Jones)
New York City, Oct. 27— There
are tbe same eager crowds in front
of the newspaper offices as there
were a month ago when I wrote my
first letter from here.
noon, evening or midnight— it
makes no difference at Times or
Herald square, as many ol these
people who scan the boards, and
buy up the "E xtras” for news, have
brothers and fathers engaged in
this deadly snuggle that is going
on in Europe, and the very scenes
of the world’s greatest battles are
on tbe identical ground where
many of these people we meet
here spent their childhood.
At Wasbiugton war is an eco
nomic condition that must be met
in such a way as to entail the smal
lest possible burden on the Ameri
can people —in New York war is a
real tragedy that affects not only
the lives aud happiness of a great
portion of the citizens of the me
tropolis, but it demoralizes business
The Vaterland, greatest ship in
the world, is still the center of a big
group of German boats that have
remained tied to their docks since
the last of July; and while German
commerce remains at a standstill
British cruisers have been maintain
ing a blockade ot the port of New
As time goes on the public
is inclined to take a more dispas
sionate view of events, and in con
sequence there is less talk of tbe
brutality of soldiers at the front,
since it seems to have been Deter
mined that whatever complaint
there might have been on that score
relates to individual instances and
the French and English here have
ceased to reproach the Germans
and Austrians; while the Germans
aud Austrians are willing to admit
in talking with the French and
English that the earlier reports con
cerning these matters were greatly
exaggerated. They all agree that
"war is bell" but the day of mud
slinging among the non-combat
ants has grown quite unpopular, as
did the same methods in early pol
itical campaigning iu the United
deuce of telling tbe people the truth.
D E M A N D S U PO N T H K
The Washington government pre
vented American bankers from
making a war loan to France, thus
emphasizing that we are neutral,
and need our gold as well.
has been said about the damage in
flicted upon foreign commerce; but
that it is ati ill wind that blows no
good is indicated by the fact that
the puns aud ammunition business
is booming on this side of the water
and the Allies are crowding tbe
American manufacturers to the lim
it. The Bethlehem Steel Works has
received a $5,000,000 order for war
automobiles from Russia; aud the
9ame ccnntry has purchased 180
motor cars and i,000,000 pairs ot
socks for its soldiers, and 1,000.000
horse shoes since the war broke out.
England has likewise been a good
customer, and among her orders
has been one for 100,000 cotton
night gowns for King George’s
soldiers. France has come through
with an order for 500,000 reels of
barbed wire, and this ought to lead
to the suspicion that the French
have been reading up ou the story
of San Juan Hill.
B L O C K A D I N G U . S. P O R T S
T h e American Trans-Atlantic
fleet now consists of six ships, and
in addition there are ships in the
South American trade. These boats
are popular because the stars and
stripes are not apt to be molested
on the high seae- And yet, what
is in effect a blockade of the port of
New York by a squadron ot British
war craft and cruisers has been so
annoying that even British ship
ping interests have complained of
the activities of their own govern
ment. The New York Sun de
clares "steamships under neutral
colors sneak into the Hook by bug
ging the coast within the three mile
limit.” The same article tells how
Captain Anderson declined to "haul
up” at the gun fire command of the
British squadron; and at tbe risk of
involving the government of Nor
way, "ran the blockade” in a man
ner that would have wou tbe envy
of the old Vikings who made their
own laws on ocean higeways. E v
ery day the newspapers carry sto-
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Local Talent Play
Scores Big Success
T H E UNWISE C E N S O R S H IP
The play of “ Chums,” given at
There was a time in the history
of great corporations when they the Grand Thursday evening by
answered the public w i t h t he local talent under direction ot Edsou
curt reply; "W e have nothing to Elliott, was a pronounced success
say.” Strangely enough this un and was highly enjoyed by the aud
wise policy is being followed by ience. It may by said that the
the countries at war.
Germany high honors go to Ionella South-
gets through a meager 200 words stone as "Dora Winston,’’ and Ice
a day by wireless. The remaining land Jackson, as "Jim Graham."
dispatches must all come by way of The former, as a youthlul member
England, since one of tbe first acts of the Margaret lies company, was
of the war was the cutting of the already know to Coos county the
England censors ater goers as an attractive young
not only its own news, but Ameri actress, and in the character of
can editors charge that government Dora she was brightly charming
with eveu going to the extent of and delightfully natural. Young
holding up the news of a German Jackson played his part with
out tbe least affectation or itagi-
victory for ten days.
It is said the Associated Press ness and with a readiness and
has filed a statement with the Eng self-possession that gave the last
lish government characterising the touch of naturalness to his work.
censorship as a"blot on civilization ” Some of the scenes between these
In the twentieth century the people two were better high-class comedy
want the news, good or bad; and drama than is often seen in visiting
the resentment in New York companies ol ptofessional actors.
against the policy of a number of Edson Elliott, as the balf-demented
papers in their extravagant and un Iriend ol Ned Brumley, gave a good
truthful claims for tbe Allies, is piece of character acting, as did
reflected in the advertising cards ot Helen Harvey, as the old maid, a
the New York Evening Post, in the part in which she always shines-
street cars which read: "D on’t Rutb Young made quite a bit as
waste your time reading manufact "M iggles” and showed no embar
ured war news.”
The press has rassment before the footlights.
failed to receive the real news of Earl Leslie certainly looked the
the war, and the censorship is al part of the football hero, and the
most entirely to blame. This ab other two amateurs, Roy Avery and
sence of reliable news has given tbe Jack Webber h«.ndled their parts
"manufactured war news” its op well. Roy showed less familiarity
portunity, and James Gordon Ben with the fine art of proposing than
nett, whqse illustrious father estab one might expect who has been
lished tbe New York Herald, has watching his curves, but he will
spent his life abroad and is now out undoubtedly improve with more
doing Europe iu the character of practice.
The attendance was not what it
"news” which his papers are sup
plying. The stories of barbarity should have been considering the
and savagery on the part of troops merit of the performance.
has been a fertile field for the imag Elliott is considering a repetition of
inative artists who have been doing the play, and there is no doubt
space copy for a brand of publica that if this is done a crowded bouse
tions more reprehensible than any will be seen, for the spectators will
of the "yellow journals” of former certainly give a good recommenda-
days since they do not show evi 1 tion for the first performance.