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T he C oquille H erald
CITY DIRECTORY FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
Fralemat and B e n V o len t Order
F. A A. M.—Regular meeting of
. Chadwick Lodge No. 68 A. F. 4 A.
M.. at Masonic Hall, every Saturday
Events of Interest Reported
For The Herald
night in each month on or before the
D. D. Piaaca, W. M.
K. If. M aht . Secrotary.
(By J. E. Jones.)
ONB CEN T POSTAGE
S.—lteguiar meeting of Beulah
. Chapter No. 6, second and fourth
Senator John G. Weeks of M is-
saebnsetts, may be counted on as
one of the half dozen best informed
A nna L awrkncc Se c.,
men in Congress upon postal affairs.
O. O. F.—Coquille Lodge No. 53,1. O. For many years be was chairman
. O. F., meets every Saturday night
of the Committee on P^slofiices and
n Oild Fellows Hall.
H. B. M oore , N. Q.
Post Roads of the House of Repre
J. S. L aw hence , Sec.
sentatives, and it was there that he
a m i e r e b e k a h l o d g e , No. 20
achieved his best work, resulting io
I. O. O. F., meets every second and
fourth Wednesday nights in Odd Fellows his election to the Senate to succeed
E lla A nderson , N. G,
Murry Crane. Senator Weeks de
A n n ie L aw rence . Sec.
clares that (he Government is mak
/ " yckj UILLE ENCAMPMENT. No. 25
f. O. O. F., meets the first and third ing a large profit on first class mail,
Thursday nights in Odd Fellows Hall.
and he adds that there is too much
J. S. B arton , O. ? .
discrimination existing in the pos
J . S. L aw rence , Sec.
tal laws favoring certain classes of
n i g h t s o f p y t h i a h .— Lycurgus
Lodge No. 72, meets Tuesday nights mail. It is interesting to note that
in tV. O. W. Hall.
by some process of reasoning the
R. R. W atso n . K R. 8.
Postmaster General has recently
O. A. M into n ye . C. C.
back $3,500,000 into the
r jY T H lA N SISTERS—Justus Temple
1 No. 35, meets first and Third Mon general treasury of the United States
day nights in W. O. W. Hal!.
as representing what he claimed to
Mss. G eohue D a v i s , M. E. C.
have been a surplus in the revenues
M r s . F red L ineu ah , K. of R
ED MEN—Coauille Tribe No. 46, l. of his department for the fiscal year
O. R. M., meets every Friday night ended June 30, 1914.
1 n W. O. W. Hall.
there is nobody except, possibly,
J. 8. B arton , Sachem.
A. P. M il l e r , C. of R.
General Burleson, that has any idea
W. A. -R egu lar meetings of Bea- that the postoffice made three and
. ver Camp No. 10.550 iu M. W . A.
one-half million dollars during 1914.
Hall, Front street, first and third Sat
or even three and one-half cents
urdays in each month.
C. D. H u d so n , Consul.
Burlesou is the first Post
L. H. I r v in e , Clerk.
master General since 1836 to sur
N. A .— Regular meeting of Laurel
. amp No. 2972 at M. W. A . Hall render any of his appropriation.
Front, street, second and fourth Tues By lumping guesses on what ought
day n ghts in each month.
to be the revenues from Federal
M a r y K e r n , Oracle.
L aura B randon , Rec. buildings, frank and penalty mail,
O. W .—Myrtle amp No. 197, and the handling of second class
. meets every Wednesday at 7:30 mail, Mr Burleson, as a true Tex
p. in. at W. O. W. Hall.
an, “ reckons" that his department
Lee Currie, C. C.
J ohn L rnkvk , Sec.
is carrying a load of about $50 000,•
VKNINUTIDE CIRCLE No. 214, 000 a year for other departments of
meets second and fourth Monday
the government and for subsidies
nights in W. O. W. Hall.
A nnie B u r e h o ld e b , G.N. to publishers.
Friday evenings of each month, in Ma
M ary A. P irrck , W. M.
M a r y A. P ier ce , Clerk.
ARMERS U N IO N — Regular meet
ings second and fourth Saturdays in
each month in VV. O. W. Hall.
F rank B u hkho lder , Pres.
O. A. M in to n ye . Sec.
r a t e r n a l a i d N o . 398, meet» the
second and fourth Thursday» each
month at W. O. W . Hall.
M rs . C h a s . E v l a n d , Pres.
M rs . L ora H arkinuton , Sec.
Educational Organizations and Clubs
S Sludv Club. —Meets 2:30
p. m. at city library every second
and fourth Monday.
H a r r ie t A. L onoston , Pres.
F rancib E . E pperso n , Sec.
O Q U1
_ _,KAGUE— M eets m on th ly at th e
H igh School B u ild in g d u rin g th e school
y e a r for th e p u rp o æ 01 d iscu ssin g e d u
ca tio n a l topics.
B ird ik S kkbi / j , P ie s .
E dna H ah lo ckbk , Sec.
O KEEL KLUB—A business m en 's
social organiïation. Hall in Laird t
building, Second street.
L J. C a r y , Pres.
W. C. E ndicott , Sec.
/ C O M M E R C I A L C L C B - L ro J. C a r y
Lg P resid e n t; L . H . H a z a r d ,S e cre ta ry
r ^ a n l 2 M o V 0mtb N^rth bound
9 :26 a. m. and 4 ;26 p. ni.
OATS—Six boats plying on the Co
quille river afford ample accommo
dation lor carrying freight and paseen
gers to Bandon and way points. Boats
eave at 7 :30, 8 :30, 9 :20 and 9 :Z 0 a. m.
and at 1:00, 3 :30 and 4 :45 p. m.
L. Laird, proprietor.
parts 5:3 0 p. m. for lo s e burg
Myrtle Point,carrying the United Slates
mail and pasengers.
A. F. Linegar, post
master. The mails close as follow s:
Myrtle Point 7:40 a.ra. 5:20, 2:36 p . 111 .
Marshfield 9:06 a. m. and 4:15 p. ui.
Bandon, way points, 8 :45 a m. Norway
and A ra goli :55 p.m. Eastern mail 5:20
p. m. Eastern mail arrives 7 :30 a. m.
City and C o u n h O fficers
M ayor................................ A. T. Morrison
R ecorder...........................J. 8. Lawrence
Treasurer ...... ....................R. H. Mast
» !’ . M. Hall-Lewis
Marshal.................................. A. P. Miller
Water Superintendent 8. V. Epperson
Fire Chie;............................... W. C. Chase
Councilmen—Jesse Byers, C. T. Skeels
C. I. Kime, Ned C.Kelley, W . H. Ly
ons, O. 0 . Sanlord. Regular meetings
first and third Mondays each month.
Justice of the Peace.......... J. J. Stanley
Constable.........................—Ned C. Kelley
PER YEAR $1.50
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY. OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1915.
PARCEL POST NOT A MONEY MAKER
It was calculated that tbe parcel
post would render an immense profit
to the government, and department
officials prophesied in the begin
ning that Uncle Sam wculd clean
up from $40,000,000 to $50,000,000
annually upon this branch of the
service. The postoffice itself appears
to be in considerable of a quandary
as to the results ol tbe parcel post,
hut the special Joint Committee of
Congress headed by Senior Bristow,
has made a report upon the parcel
post, and while it does not deal
specifically with its revenue-produc
ing powers it clearly indicates that
this new feature in tbe postal affairs
is not a monty maker
T h e Post Office Department
makes millions of dollars on first
class mail matter,and losses it— and
more-in carrying; uewspapers.mer-
chandise and othet classes of mail.
As the prinicpal function of the
Post Office Department is to trans
mi( communications, the suggestion
put forth b/ Senator Weeks- boils
down to the plain proposition that
inasmuch as letter mail is undoubt
edly able to pay its own way at tbe
one eeut rate of postage, the people
are entitled to that rate. But there
is no attempt on the part ol Senator
Weeks, or any one else who thinks
as he does, to conceal tbe fart that
one cent letter postage would mean
a higher rate upon parcels and sec
ond class mail matter.
As an increase on second class
mail matter would effect every pub
lishing concern, it is very easy to
forsee that any material growth of
this one cent letter postage idea
along tbe above lines will rapidly
bring about the concerted opposition
0f the publisheis against an increase
same time tbe large shippers o f
m erchandise th rou gh the m ails will
will resist any attempt at “ revision
u p w a rd s” of parcel post rates.
U n d ou b ted ly Senator W eek s is
County Judge....................James Watson tig h t; nevertheless there is little
Commissioners—W. T. Dement, Geo. J.
probability of one cent letter postage
Clerk ................................ Robt. Watson for a good many years.
Sheriff ......................Alfred Johnson. Jr.
F A R M BOYS CLU B S
Treasurer.........................T. M. Dimmick
Assessor............ ..................... T. J. Thrift
ball a dozen years ago,
School Supt.... ...... . Raymond E. Baker
Su rveyor.........................C. F. McCullock a few boys who had made an unus
. F. E. Wileon ual showing in raising corn on an
. Dr. Walter Gulin
acre of land upon a farm where
they lived, were sent to Wash
ington The Agricultural Depart
ment took up the matter in dead
earuest and now the boys are com
ing in trainloads. Other big bodies
are made up of girls in canning
clubs, but some of these girls have
made the boys bustle in raising
their prize acres of corn, peas, po
tatoes and other products of the
Tbe agricultural clubs are not
tde only juvenile excursionists to
Washington, since thousands of
h;gh school children from New
York,Brooklyn, New England and
all over the eastern states mike
their pilgrimages to tbe Capital
each spring and summer.
T H E REQUIEM
Nine United States Smators laid
down the burdens of office on March
4, and of these at least two never
would have been elected to the Sen
ate but for the fact that their bank
accounts held millions. On the oth
er hand two and possibly three of
tbe most conspicuous men who have
s-trved in the upper branch of Con
gress in years have retired to pri
vate lile, and these in tbe order of
their importance are Root of New
York, Burton of Ohio, and Bristow
of Kansas. Those nine names are
prominent in the minds of the peo-
ule of tbe states that are represent
ed, but in another sessiou new fig
ures will appear in the Senate and
new men of great intellect will be
uncovered from tinder their bushels.
A R L I N G T O N M E M O R IA L
From tbe great Mall of Washing
ton one can look across the river
into Virginia and two conspicuous
sights stand out. One is the mod
ern wireless towers, from which
messages have been sent to Patis,
l ’anama, San Franc s:o and thou
sands of miles across the ocean A
mile to tbe northwest, high on the
hillside, clustered about by magni
ficent trees, stands tbe former home
of Robert E Lee. Its massive white
pillars, and the background ot the
building, resplendeut in tbe same
clean white, gives one that gentle
touch of the colonial which has in
spiled poets and writers to spin
their beautiful stories around Ar
General Robert E Lee was sur
rounded with all the magnificence
that belonged to a southern gentle
man. When the war broke out he
led tbe Conledetacy. As a penalty
he lost his home and estate and it
became the national cemetery. The
remains of heroes of the Revol
ution have been transplanted to
this hallowed grouod¡great generals
of the Civil war and of the regular
army have been brought to Arling
ton for burial; here the unfortunate
victims of the battleship Maine
found their last resting place. As
though to finish the story tbe mast
of the Maine was set up among
their graves Each year the fading
ranks of tbe Grand Army of the
Republic are recruited at Arlington,
and within the last few years they
have been joined by veterans of the
Confederacy. A year ago a monu
ment to the confederate dead was
dedicated in this cemetery and tbe
blue and the gray met on an equal
plane, to properly dedicate it. On
Memorial Day of each year the
President ol tbe United States de
livers an address at Atlington. It
has become a custom that is so
thoroughly established that <t is al
most a national institution.
the splendor ot this great annual
event mig:t be too frequently
marred, and its significance depre
ciated, it has been determined that
a $750,000 memorial amphitheatre
and chapel is to be built, and Secre
tary of the Navy Daniels has turned
the first shovelful of earth, and
work has begun on the memorial.
The contract calls for completion
within two years. The amphithe
ater will be circular in form, open
at tbe top, and contain a chapel
It will provide a place where mem
orial exercises and other patriotic
functions may be held, and where
shelter may be provided when oc
W A N T S A N O T H ER INQUIRY
T h e spectacular congressional
lobby investigation of 1913 has not
completely eliminated the lobby ac
cording to a statement by one of
the most conspicuous characters
unveiled Colonel M. M. Mulhall
declares that "a few months after
tbe investigaton was over tbe old
lobby began to come back, and they
are stronger today in Washington
and at the state capitals than they
have ever been before.”
Mnlhall, therefore, wants another
ACTUALLY DID SOME CUTflNfi MAIL-OHDEK INSURANCE PAYS
Legislature Reduces Expend Company Builds up Business
itures of State
Tbe legislature appropriated and
left standing tn millage and taxes
and continuing appropriations $6,-
477,031 tor the next two years as
against $ 7.735 921 in 1913, a net
reduction of $1,258890.
laws repealed and consolidations ef
fected the total state reductions will
total two millions.
No new taxes were imposed, fees
and licensts were reduced No new
boards or commissions were created,
taxes were lowered, limited and
made easier payable, no radical la
bor laws were euacted, no refereD-
dums ordered to be taken, condi
tions lor industries were made easi
er and new industries were promot
ed, is the record made
The following remedial, beneficial
and constructive laws in the inter
est of retrenchment and economy
and to produce revenues were
1. Law to repeal continuing ap
propriations cuts off miny fixed
2 Limiting tax levies of all tax
ing bodies in the state.
3. Reduce railioad commission
appropriation from $105.000 to $80,-
000 and cut off 17 salaries.
4 Joint memorial to c o l l e c t
$466,872 taxes and return of O. &
C. land grant to state.
The world recognize* insurauce
as one of its foremost economic and
social institutions. Through it the
business, commerce, manufacture*
and lives of citizens are protected in
every civilized country throughout
the globe Although the insurance
business in the United States has
assumed enormous proportions, cov
eriug as it does every phase ol hu
man endeavor, and protecting not
only the property and. occupation
of mankind, but life itself, its power
is constrained, its growth checked,
because the business is burdened
by the heavy expense of agents,
interstate taxes, licenses, fees, and
various exactions from which it
should be freed.
To support its agents, pay Its
taxes and license fees, the insurance
company must have money, and
this is naturally supplied by I he
policyholders. In other words the
public is obliged to pay a larger
sum for protectiou than it should
pay, or than it is necessary to pay.
Until ten years ago all the “ old
line,” legal reserve companies con
ducted their busiuess through
agents, paid the necessary commis
sions, taxes, licenses and office ex
penses, and charged their policy
holders accordingly. At that time
(shortly alter the Hughes Insurance
Kill This Winter Fly That May Become
Ancestor to Countless Others.
subject this Company to taxes, li
censes and other exactions to secure
additional revenue. Last year more
than $12,000,ocx> was paid in assess
ments, taxes, etc..by insurance com
panies in this country. Not a pen
ny of this amount was paid by tbe
Postal; its share went to the People
and not to the States.
to other opposition, a bill was last
year introduced to prohibit life in
surauce by mail, but it called forth
indignant protest from thoughtlul
people in every State and it is also
interesting to note that while the
measure was before Congress the
Postal received more requests for in
surance information than ever be
However, the Bill referred to is
now dead, and a piece of L-gislation
so unjust and harmful will hardly
be again introduced
To date, the Company’s advertis
ing has been conducted along e x
tremely conservative lines, period
icals of general circulation through
out the country being the principal
mediums in which its announce
ments have appeared. But now the
Company's efforts have passed be
yond. the experimental stage. The
advertising policy therefore is to be
broadened and will shortly include
farm and country newspapers, in
dustrial and trade journals, as well
as class publication*
pany's publicity efforts have been
conservative, well planned and care
fully followed; it has, indeed, open
ed up a new field in advertising
which should develop a large vol
ume of business for the benefit of
newspaper» and periodicals through
out the country.
The Postal Life has nevet asked
newspapers and magazines to sup
port its publicity efforts, although
numbers of them have done so in
the past and will doubtless so con
tinue, for tbe Company’s success is
an advertising success.
lishers readily perceive the great
opening that would lie before
them il all life-insurance companies
were to follow the Postal’s lead and
do business through advertising in
stead of through an army of agents
J. E. J o n e s .
Here From Frisco
F lie s m ultip ly rapidly. One fly can become the ancestor to several
billion oth er flies In a sin g le season. The Importance of exterminating
the w in ter fly la a p p a re n t It is something that the Individual house
keeper m ust do. Be su re to kill tbe first flies of the season
one escape, as every fly k ille d in early spring means billions less of the
pest th is sum m er.
Milton Glass, of San Francisco,
was in town the middle ol last week,
representing the H. L- Judell Co.
Mr. Judell has made this territory
for a number of years and Mr Glass
has taken his place, having bought
into the company, while Judell
look* after the business in San
Francisco during the fair. Mr. Glass
was forinetly a “ wet goods mer
chant” and has made this territory
for a number of years
that he is now promoted and is sell
ing cigars and likes hirf new line of
Mr. Judell has a
place fitted up at the lair grounds,
in which he carries all his line of
cigars. He also state* that he will
be glad to accommodate any Coos
county people who come to the fair,
by assisting them in finding lodg
Investigation) an institution was
5. Semi-annual tax law making
chartered in the State of New York
taxes payable April 5 and Novem
to transact the business of life insur
ber 5 without penalties.
ance in tbe same manner as certain
6. Abolishing useless state cen
important European companies a-
sus will save state and counties
tnong which wete Ibe Equitable of
London, organized in 1762, the
7. Permitting insane patients to
Metropolitan of London, chartered
be paroled reduces fixed charges
in 1835 and the London Life,found
of state asylums.
ed in 1806, all ol which operate
8. Biennial appropriation $10,-
wholly without agents and eliminate
000 for bubonic plague repealed.
the heavy expenses attendant upon
9. Counties given share of game
the agency system
That institution was the Postal
10. Abolishing license fees fo r
Life Insurance Company of New
fishing in Pacific ocean or bays.
York, the only non agency com
11. Requiring boards and depart
-----------------------------* 9 •
pany in America. It reaches the
ments to pay for printing out of
public by means of advertisements
tbeir own funds.
in the periodicals of general circula
12. Law to collect revenue from
Last Wednesday night the Sub
tion, through circularizing and use
trading stamp devices.
marine U 11 Club, under Leneve's
of the mails. The Postal pays no
13 Reduces cost ot elections by
Confectionery store gave a big par
commissions to agents, no licenses
ty in honor ol Eatl Schroeder’s 2isl
abolishing one judge on each of
or taxes to State insurance commis
2000 electiou boards,
birthday. If was a great event and
sioners, since the Company does not
14. Permanent registration law
will be written down in the history
Enter the several States but simply
with card index, saving counties
of the club It was a surprise party
receives such business as comes to
for Earl and he knew nothing
and cities large sums.
it Irom them. It is therefore able
15 Exempting state institutions to save for its policyholders the com about it until it was sprung on him
in the Club Rooms at about 8 p. m
from the eight hour law.
mission (less a moderate advertis
16. $200,000 of highway fund to ing charge) that other insurance Tne evening was given over to var
ious sorts of amusement and at a
finish state road over Siskiyous.
companies pay their agents, These
late hour refreshments were served.
17. Abolishing state immigra savings are covered by guaranteed
1 The party brokç up towards dawn
tion board and accountancy system.* annual dividends which Postal pol
and ail present wended their way
18. Establishing flax industry for icyholders receive in addition to the homeward,
wishing that some
contingent dividends depending on
employment of idle convict labor.
other member would have a birth-
19. Consolidation ol State Engin the Company's earnings
1 day very soon.
At the outset the method employ
eer and State Highway Engineer.
20. Requiring banks to pav two ed by the Postal Life may have
per cent on deposits of county seemed experimental; hut it can no
Last Wednesday forenoon a fire
longer be so considered; it is now
started in the residence of J B.
an acknowledged success.
21. Bill for farmers’ state banks
Naturally the growth of tbe Com Sw t in the north east part of this
on co-operative plsn.
pany has aroused organized opposi city Tue fire boys responded to
Coquille river channel to be tion on the part of life-insurance the alirrn and bad both the hose
carts and chemical curl to the scene
dredged to a uniform depth of 10 agents and agency companies; on of the tire io record time. But it
had Dean put out bv the inmates of
icals published for ageuts, and also the h 1 i»e and the neighbor» before
Eugene conducting survey of on the part of a few State insurance thev arrived. Tbe damage was
commissioners who are anxious to slight.
YOUNG OFFENDLRS ARRESTED
Burglary and Sneak Thievery
Get a Set-Back
Last Wednesday Ivao Gaidner,
aged sixteen, of this city, was ar
rested for the robbery ot Kelley’s
store, which took place the Sunday
night before. Several bits of con
versation overheard among tbe
small boys that associate with the
Gardner boy led to the belief that
he was guilty. Prosecuting Attor
ney Liljeqvist then “ framed up” a
scheme ou the Gardner boy. He
stopped the boy and borrowed hi*
knife, telling him t.h«t he wished to
sharpen his pencil. With the knife
in his possession Lil went to his of
fice and examined the knife blade
with a glass and lound signs of put
ty on it. He then took the knife
and tried it on Kelley's window
just as tbe robber had done. The
knife blades fitted the cuts on the
putty around the window pane, just
as if they were a plaster cast mold
made expressly for the knife blade-
Sheriff Johnson went to the school
house, got the boy and brought him
to Liljeqvist’s office where he was
asked what he knew concerning
At first he denied
knowing an\ thing about it; but un
der a severe piobing by Lil he at
last said that be had seen some one
else rob the place and bad seen
him hide the plunder and that he
himself bad afterwards taken tbe
goods from where the fellow bad
hidden them and had theu con
cealed them himself.
It was with a great deal of aston-
isment to t.ll present that the hiding
place was revealed.
It was not
thirty yards from the scene of the
robbery, under the new Post Office.
There is an air yent uudernealh the
building, fixed in the side ot the
wall and this having no grate in it
left an opening large enough for tbe
boy to climb through and hide his
plunder It might have stayed hid
den there for years, as nothing is
kept under this place but the water
piping, and it is quite likely that
no one would enter it unless to re
pair a broken pipe, and so it is
hard to tell how long it may have
remained hidden if the Gardner boy
had not confessed.
Many of tbe cigarettes and a few
of the cigars had been smoked, so
that goes to prove that even il some
one else didn’t assist in the robbery
they helped dispose of the goods
(Continued on Page 2.)
Pulling Its Teeth
It seems that Attorney Liljeqvist
is to have another throw at the
Port on the Coquille side ol the di
vide. He was author of a bill that
.would have reserved to the taxpay
er a say in bonding for large sums.
The measure applied to all ports
and would have pulled some of the
creature’s viscious b o n d -e atin g
teeth. Alas for Coos bay it was
late on tbe calendar, even had the
solons at Salem given it the official
O K We had already taken the
hurdles— b e e n devoured by t h e
Port shark, figuratively speaking.
So our enthusiastic port neighbors
must accept this comment from a
district that has been through the
mill. We cannot but look with
some apprehension, that is born of
experience, lest the Coquille should
endure the pains suffered by us, and
are ready with advance sympathy
We are not butting into your game,
but are hoping that you get results
— a run for your money. Whatever
dental work is accomplished by Mr.
Liljeqvist in the rehearing of this
port case will lessen the pain to be
experienced by the taxpayer on the
Coquille,if it becomes his lot to trav
erse the route covered by his Coos
bay neighbor — Marshfield Suo.
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The Mail Service
A 1 Baker, who carries the outside
mail between Myrtle Point and mi*
city .states that he will carry it from
now on in his Overland car, winter
and summer. He now leaves Myr
tle Point with the mail at 6:30 a.
in and this place at 5:30 p. m
He also says that after the first of
April he will make three round
trips daily between Myrtle Point
1 and Coquille.