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opening of the Sau Dtego Exposi
tion has been postponed for several
weeks The San Francisco Exposi
tion apparently become a sort of
side issue for the San Diego affair,
if one is to judge conditions by the
representation giveu to the two
shows in the public print.
Expositions claim, as the reason for
their existence, that the.y are com
memorating the completion of the
Panama Canal, and while in these
troublesome war times the Panama
Canal is remaining neutral, yet
there appear to be little neutrality
among tbe competing expositions.
The California people are, to out-
waid appearances, working without
friction, yet it is a well know fact
that one of the big transcontinental
railroads is backing the San Diego
proposition as a competitor of the
San Francisco fair. The experien
ces of past years has demonstrated
that one great, exposition has been
sufficient to satisfy everybody for a
period of feveral years, but Califor
nia is defying the tales and is at
tempting to pull off a double header.
Of course it is unlortunate lor the
promoters of the Expositions that
there should be a great war to de
tract attention from the maguificent
fairylands they claim they have
created. Perhaps the most disas
trous feature will be tbe discourage
ment ot exhibitors- The California
people are keeping mum about this
important phase ot the situation.
The schemes by which tbe people
are induced to save up their money
or enter competitions to secure
transportation to California, are
not producing much enthusiam.
California is a great state and a
wonderful show in itself, but the
indications are that it has an over-
dose of Expositions.
J E Jones )
The Democrats claim that they
ave a walk away in 1916
The Republicans assert that the
country is already tired of the Dem
ocrat administration, a n d they
, i. o. charge that the low tariff has been
producing hard times. Their theo
.HAVE«, N. G.
ry is that ihev will have a walk
I. awhknce , Sec.
away in 1916
K B E K a H LODGE, N o . 20
Progressives confidently assert
o. F., meet» every second anil
i Wednesday nights in Odd Fellows that the only strength in either one
E m il y H kkbkv , N. G,
of the old parties remains in the
A nnik L awhkncb . Sec.
pledges to the people that they will
/-»O Q O ILLE KNI A MI'M ENT, No. 25 carry out Progressive principles in
I. O. O. F., meets the first and third
the future. They assert that not
Thursday nights in Odd Fellows Hall.
J. S. B arton , 0 . ? .
withstanding the fact that they
J. S .L awkkncb . Sec.
slumped nearly three-fourths o f
rrN IG H T S OF P Y T H IA X .—Lycnrgus their strength in the recent election,
I \ Lodge No. 72, meets Tuesday nights
that the reason all lay in the fact
in W. O. W. Hall.
K. H. W atson , K K. S.
that the Progressives joined with
O. A. M into nyk , C. 0.
the Republicans simply to lick the
IJ Y T H IA N SI8TEH8—Justus Teinpie
1 No. 35, meets first and Third Mon Democrats. These Progressives in
day nights in * l * V. O. W. Hall.
sist that in a national election whete
Mf.i. G bokoe D avis , M. E. 0.
a President is to be voted for that
. k s . K urd L inrgab , K. of K
the most progressive members of
SI» M E N —Counille Tribe No. 46, 1.
t>. R. M., meets eVery Friday night both fbe old parties will stand to
In W. O. W. Hall.
gether for real progressive progess-
J. 9. B arton , Sachem.
ism under the Progressive party
A, P. M||,Mill, C. of K.
W. A —Regular meetings of Itea- banner in 1916.
• ver Camp No. 10.550 in M. W . A.
The Prohibition party is “ perk
Hall, Front Btreet, first and third Sat
ing up,” and its members assert
urdays in each month.
C. I). H udson , onsu 1.
that the country is coming around
Li. H. I r v in e , le rk.
to their idea by leaps and bounds
S. A.— Regular meeting of Laurel Their joy knows no bounds since
• a nip No. 2972 at M. W. A . Hall,
Fronti street, second and fourth Tues they attained a majority in the
day n ghts in each month.
House of Representatives on the
M a r y K ern , Oracle.
question of a constitutional amend
E dna K elley , Ree.
W .— Myrtle
amp No. J97^ ment providing for national prohi
ts every Wednesday at 7 :30 bition
m. at W. O. W. Hall.
Who will deny that America is
Lee Currie, C. C.
J ohn I. enevk , Sec.
next door to political utopia, since
FIFTY YEARS AT THE WHITE HOUSE
VE NIN G TID E C IR C LE N o . 214, nearly every one interested in poli
meets second and fourth Monday tics can figure out their coming
Colonel William H. Crook is
nights in W. O. W. Hall.
disbursing officer at the White
O ra X. M a u r y , G. N.
M ary A. P irrce , Clerk.
On January 5th be will
THE POST SURPLUS
-ARM ERS UN IO N .— Regular meet
Fortner Postmaster G e n e r a ) complete his fifty years of service as
ings second and fourth Saturdays in
Hitchcock claimed to have achieved a White House employee. Colo
each month in W. O. W. Hall.
F r an k B urkholder , Pres. a surplus in the Post Office Depart nel Crook was the bodyguard ot
O. A. M i .' t o n v e , s*,..
ment, but no sooner did he lose President Lincoln and he has known
the family life aud habits of every
r a t e r n a l a i d n o . aas, meets the
second and fourth Thursdays each himself in the miuing regions of
Arizona than his successor, Geuer- occupant of the Executive Mansion
month at W. O. W. Hall.
M r s . C h a s . E v l a n d , I’ reB.
for halt a century. At one time
M rs . L o r a H a r r i n g t o n , Sec. al Burleson, challenged the state
ment, and claimed that there had he wrote his reminiscences, and
Educational Organizations and Clubs been a deficit of nearly a million they were published in the Satur
Q U IL IE
E D U C A T I O N A L dollars. Now the Postmoster Gen day
L / LE AG U E —Meets monthly at the eral asserts that he has a real sur chivalry be made it appear tj^at all
High School Building during the school
our Presidents were fine men.
year lor the purpose 01 discussing edu plus of $3 500,000 or more, over
hENA A n d e r s o n , Pies.
serves Mr Burleson right to have coln during the Civil War.
E d n a M in a k o , Sec.
was off duty tbe night Lincoln was
O K E E L K LU B —A business men’ s
assassinated. He is the grand old
social organization. Hall in Laird's They declare that tf all the general
building, Second street.
expenses were paid from the postal mau at the White House lot.
THE ISSUE OF
Sin Francisco 7:15 a. m., and ar
riving at Eureka 7:30 p m ; leaving
Eureka 7:15 a m , and arriving at
T alk of Redistricting the State, so that Multnomah’s Repre- San Francisco 7:35 p. m The one U. S. Supreme Denie* Right
to Fix celling Price
way fare is $12.00.
resentation M ay be Increasd at the Expense
of W ea k e r Counties like Coos
Faithful O ld George
The conn ! of resale prices by
(S. P Bulletin)
“ The total population of the state,
accoiding to the Commeicial Club’s
figures, is 795,587- Multnomah
county, then, has a little more than
one third tbe population of Oregon
within its borders.
"Under the present system--with
a total ot 90 members in the Legis
lature— Multnomah should have 30
senators a n d representatives” —
A bill to redistrict the state for
representation in tbe legislature
"probably will be proposed at the
forthcoming session.” according to
a Portland Oregonian story, which
thus gently breaks !he news of how
the Multnomah county machine ex
pects to attain easy control of future
legislatures. The above quotation
from the same Oregonian story
shows what the machine would
like to have.
The single city of Portland now
sends 20 men to the state legisla
ture. It has 12 members of tbe
house aud six members of the sen
for each 13,859, their combined
poplations will give them 3 or at
most 4 legislators, 1 or 2 less than
they have ^t present.”
” Multnt>mah county legislators
point out that Multnomah county
is discriminated against by the
present districting plan,” reads tbe
In 1913, the Portland machine
named the president of the senate
He was a Portland lawyer. The
Portlaud machine named the speak
er of the house. HE was a Port
The Portland ma
chine named the chairman of the
senate ways and means committee
HE was a Portland dentist. The
Portland machine named the chair
man of the ways and means com
mittee in the house He, too, was
a Portlander. And of most of the
other important senate and house
committees the chairmen were nam
ed by the Portland machine, and
in each case the holder was a Port
lander or an outsider who had been
GERMAN CROWN PRINCE IN SERVICE.
A. J. S hrrwood . Pies.
F red S lagle . Se,.
OM VIERCIAL CLUB
L .H .H a ZAR d
P r e s id e n t; C . A . H o w a r d , Secretary
R A IN S— Leave, south bound 9:00 a.
I m.’ and 3:00 p. m. North bound
, 0 :40 a. in. and 4 ;40 p. m.
boats plying on the Co-
quille river afford ample accommo
dation lor carrying freight and p«ssen
gers to Bandon and way points. Boats
leave at 7 :30, 8:30,9:20 and 9:110 a. m.
and at 1:00, 3-.30 ami 4 :43 p. g -________
r - I'AGE—J. L. Laird, proprietor. De-
O parts 5:30 p. m. for Koeeburg via
Myrtle Point,carn-ing the United Slates
mail and pasengers.
O.STOFFICE.— A. F. Linegar, post
master. The mails close as follows:
Myrtle Point 8:40 a. m. and 2:35 p. in.
Marshfield 10:15 «. m. and 4:15 p. ui.
Bandon and way points,7 a m. Norway
and Aragol2:45 p.m. Eastern mail 4:15
a. m. Eastern mail arrives 10: p. m.
receipts and not from the Treasury
direct, that the surplus would van-
jsh into thin air. Postmaster Gen
erals have been juggling with the
puzzles of surplus and deficits for
years, principally because there has
never been an intelligent account
ing in the Post Office Department.
They do not know, and neither
does anyone else know, the true
state of Post Office finances.
lions of dollars worth of public
property ann buildings owned and
occupied by the government appear
to obscure the power of the Depart
ment to arrive at a true balance.
The evidence is strong that the
people who dig into conditions sur
rounding the lack of national pre
paredness are losing ground. Presi
City and County Officers
dent Wilson and the “ War Minis-
A. T. Morrison ters” of the Cabinet promptly dis
Recorder ........................................J. 8. Lawrence
couraged a Congressional investiga
Treasurer........................... R- H. Mast
L. A. Liljeqvist tion, and former President Taft
Engineer.................... P. M. Hall-Lewis came to the support of the Admin
Marshal.............................. A. P. Miller
istration in saying that such invest
Night Marshal........... Oscar WicKham
Water Superintendent .8. V. Epjierson igations are useless. The result of
W. C. Chase
Conncilmen—D. D. Pierce, C. T. Skeels the agitatiou indicates that the
C. I. Kime, G. O. Leach, W. If. Ly numerous investigations w h i c h
ons, O. C. San lord. Regular'meeting' nave heretofore been had along
first and third Mondays tjacli month.
these lines produced more informa
Justice of the Peace........ J. J. Stanley tion than the country is willing or
Ned ('. Kelley able to use. Uncle Sam apparently
has a lot of cards up his sleeve which
John T. Hall
he could use in the war game if it
really became necessary.
W. W. Gage
T. M. Diuunick
T. J. Thrift
School Supt............ Raymond E. Baker
A. N. Gould
F. E. Wilton
Societies will get the very best
P R IN T IN G
at the office of Coquille Herald
i t ’ s a lo ng w a v
As a result of his recent unfortu
nate experience before thefSupreme
Court, it has been suggested at the
National Capital that Harry K
Thaw might revise the words, " I t ’s
a Long Way to Tipperary” and
substitute"It’s a Long Way to Free
THE LITERACY TEST
The Washington government re
alizes now more than ever that
there should be intelligent legisla
tion in reference to immigration.
President Wilson reiterates the con
tentions of President Tail, who
vetoed an immigration bill just be-
for the close ot his term, that the
literacy test is fair neither to tbe
immigrant nor to the country.
While tbe United States has held its
doors open to desirable immigrants
there has been a strong sentiment
more restrictive methods
should be adopted Evidently Presi
dent Wilson and his predecessors
believe that all other conditions be
ing favorable, it is time enough for
immigrants to learn to read and
write the English language alter
entering upon their residence in
LOST— IOOO JOBS
In 1909 there was concluded
authority under the Census Act for
taking an agricultural census of
the United States, but no money
was appropriated (or that purpose.
In view o( tbe tact that each Demo
cratic Congressman has been dis
tressed by questions of patronage
the scheme was evolved recently to
appropriate something over $2,000,-
000 to detray tbe cost of the pro
posed census. There was no at*
tempt to deny that the putpose of
tbe legislation was to give ” aop” to
1000 hungry Democrats.
didn’ t work— Congress dare not do
these things any more, even though
there might be a disposition to do
P H IL IP P IN E INDEPENDENCE
A Committee of the United States
THE CALIFORNIA EXPOSITIONS
Senate has been holding bearings
It has been announced that the upon the bill designed to give ulti-
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Photo copyright, 1914, by American Press Association.
Future ruler of Germany ts here shown congratulating offleem.
ate In addition, it has tne Mult-
nomah-Clackamas joint place iu
the house and the Multnomah-
Clackamas-Columbia joint place in
the senate, which two members not
only represent Portland but nearly
always actually live In Portland.
If under the proposed redistrict
ing the “ injustice” to Multnomah
county is removed by giving Port
land 30 legislators instfnifc ot 20, or
one third the entire m e^errhip of
house and senate, the additional
ten will have to come off the up
For example, if all counties were
to be reduced to the same basis of
erpresentation as that given Mult
nomah as her present basis in the
Oregonian's table, 3 or 4 legislators
might have to represent Douglas
and Coos counties, instead of, as at
present, 3 from Douglas and 2 from
Coos county, a total of 3 or 4 instead
of the present 5. For here, in sub
stance is the deft Portland argu
"W e have 277,183 population
and only 30 legislators. This is
one for every 13,859 of population.
Douglas county has 22,872 people
and 3 legislators. This is one, ac
cording to tbe Oregonian, for every
7,624 of population. Coos county
has 21,001 population and 2 legis
lators, of one for every 10,501.
Ii. now, Douglas and Coos coun
ties are brought to tbe Multnomah
basis of representation, that of one
pulled into the organization
One of those men has again been
set aside this year to become presi
dent of the senate, for know, gentle
reader, that the Portland machine
is not overlooking control ot tbe
1915 legislature. For speaker of
the house the Portland delegation
has united on Ben Selling, the Port
land clothing merchant.
Selling’s opponent is Allen H.
Eaton, representative from Lane
County since 1907, Mr. Eaton’s
platform calls for a reduction of 25
per cent, and more if possible, in
the expense of running the legisla
tive session. It calls also for a new
legislative procedure that will crip
ple gang methods in the future.
The fight between Eatun and
Selling has become a fight between
Portland and the coumies outside
of Portland The Oregonian stead
ily maintains that its candidate,
Selling, is certain ol election, and
Mr. Eaton says it has even refused
him its columns to state bis case
Mr. Eaton is appealing to the coun
try press and the country legisla
tors to stand back of him. Present
chances of election are even between
him and Selling, he maintains.
As for r9i3, when the Portland
machine ran over everything, "it
was the most extravagant session
Oregon ever had,” says Mr. Eaton.
"Its appropriations totaled $6,416,-
607. But lor the opposition of the
country members, they might have
reached $10,000,000 "
manufaclur rs nas received another
at tie hands ol the federal
“ George,” faithful servant of the
Following thè supreme
Southern Pacific Company for twen courts.
ty-four years, has been retired on court decisions in the Sanatogeu
and other rases in wl ich the right
This will be good news to the em was s ught by the n anufacturer to
ployes at the West Oakland stores, maitrain a set pricr Judge Hollister
who have been anxious to see tne ' iu Ihr United Stai» district court
faithful old horse lakeu care of -for ■ al Liucinnati ha ;ust handed down
the rest ot his life. “ C y'|rge” eii- a Iccisiorv A*Ceau ig the cooteut-oj
tered the service is 1890 and w as,’ the Ft ,, ..-.ór c-unpatw u Us
always ready to do his shate of su -‘KSlRat the ’ nton Motor Sales
work when called upaD.
I company am j «h er *
Although the supreme court u
A short time ago. on looking up
Bobb, Met rill and Sanatcven
his record it was decided that
“ George” ought to be permitted to case^lggij^. iog price uiatutecace,
spend the winter of his life at pas expressly refrained front giving an
ture, where he could roam at will opinion as to tbe legality o. con
and know he would have all the tracts which would La the resale
price of patented articles, the decis
comforts his long service merited.
80 General Storekeeper W. S. ion in each case being limited to
McKelligon of West Oakland, H. the facts involved and covering only
G. Cook, General Storekeeper of the legality of price fixing tty notice,
the Pacific system aud Superinten it having been pretty generally be
dent A. C, Carman of the wood lieved that the courts would not
working mill of the West Oakland look with favor upon price main
stores, got busy. Carman offered to tenance contracts and that the prin
pasture “George” on his ranch ciples laid down in the Sanatogen
near Modesto, and Vice-President case would be extended so as to
and General Manager W. R. Scott apply to contracts as well as to mere
authorized the necessary arrange notices attached to the goods. That
in effect, is exactly whit lias hap
ments for tbe transfer.
"George isiu comfortable circum pened in the case of tbe Ford Motor
stances now, and he hasn't a worry company versus Union Motor Sales
in the world.
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The defendants in the case had
sold Ford automobiles at less than
M akes Great Exhibit the full list price named in thecooi-
The laigest single exhibit among pany’s license agreements with
The Ford company
early arrivals at tbe Panama-Pacific its dealers.
an injunction to
International Exposition is tbe
United States Steel Coroporation, prevent them from further inlring-
whose hundreds of workmen are ment upon its patent rights, among
now working full blast in the Palace which, it claimed, was the right to
of Mines. This great corporation maintain the resale price. Judge
has secured an exhibit space of Hollister decided in favor of the de
42,000 feet in the building and it fendants largely on lb< authority of
voted an appropriation m $150,000 the Bobbs-Merrill and Sanatogen
for its participation In the exposi cases. He laid great stress upon a
Tbe exhibit will include distinction befwteu tlie sale oTgoods
huge models of mihes .vbere the by the patentee and tbe sale of a
iron is obtained, of docks and right to sell them.— American Press
smelters, and of means of transpor
tation. There will also be an ex
tensive display of iron and steel
products, telling their complete
history from the time the ore is ex
tracted in the mines uutil the artic
les are ready for final distribution.
This same progrees of steel and iron
will also be given animate expres
sion in a giant film, 20,000 feet
long— probably the longest film that
was ever made
There is also attached to the ex
hibit a lucid demonstration of how
tbe corporation deals with the social
and economic aspects of its large
labor forces; how its employees,
are housed, what special attention,
such as medical services, is given
them, etc., and what safety devices
. _ ..
are employed to protect them while
at work. This social department
will occupy 3000 square feet of the
corporation's total exhibit area.
The business men’s delegation
from Multnomah county has been
holding sessions twice a week tor a
month trying to mapeut a retrench-
ineut program that shall cut off at
least a million dollats.
Five important consolidation bills
to ent out at least a million dollars
of fixed charges are being framed
and will be put up to the legislature
with the option to pass them or
have them initiated.
One will put all the various land
and water boards and engineering
and smveying projects under one
Another will consolidate the vari
ous labor and compensation boards
and commissions into one depart
A third will consolidate all the
domestic animal and veterinary
functions under one head or board.
A fourth will unite the various
medical and health boards into a
single function or health depart
mate independence to the Philip-1
Service to Eureka
pine Islands. It is determined that
The fifth will consolidate five or
such a policy will be carried out;. On December 1st, the Notfh- six higher educational boards and
but there apjjears to be a great deal western Pacific Railroad inaugurat- commissions into a board of three.
of lack of decision as to the manner ed passenger service between San
The-e bills will be constructed to
in which this is to be brought Francisco and Eureka, Cal , with simplify service, eliminate duplica
one daily train each way, leaving ' tion and reduce expense.
Scheme for Military
Road Along the Coast
A scheme was launched in Port
land last week by the Chamber of
Commerce, which, his friends claim
originated on Coos Bay through a
suggestion of George Welstead.
The idea is to construct a military
road ftom the Canadian border
down the coast through Washing
ton and Oregon to California, and
San Francisco. The scheme is one,
the needs of which are apparent to
persons who think. Such a road
would aid the war department in
many ways. In the event of war
with an oriental country troops
could be hurried up and down the
coast at will instead of having to be
transported on sea where there is
always danger of their being lost.
The movement was started in Port
land by F. H. Harris of Renton,
From reports reaching here, the
campaign is to be made immediate-
jy and every commercial organiza-
,,on ou the coasl win ^ asked ,0
a1d. The war department and con-
gress will be asked to consider the
p:rposal carefully aud give it the
attention its promoters believe it
It is pointed out in the prelimin
ary plans the estimated cost, $17,
000.000, would be only the cost of
two battleships, and the military
road would be worth more to the
country than a dozen vessels, as it
would be a permanent and lasting
piece of work and its utility would
be far reaching.
However, there is, of course, oth
er sides to the proposition. The
estimated cost would fall far short
of accomplishing the work, beyond
tDy doubt, and this fact would be
pointed out to the adherents at
One idea Mr. Welstead had in
mind in making the suggestion was
to furnish employment to coast men
who are idle from time to time.
When the farmer fully realizes
just how closely his interests are
bound up with those of his neighbor
and iellow-farmer, then will farming
become a profitable business.