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rHE C oquille H erald
VOL.-34, NO. 39
LABELED B U I
J. E. Jones Likens Congress
men to Old-Time Lawyers
that Made Juries Cry
BRANDEIS WON ON HIS MERIT
Confirmation to S u pr em e
( B\ J
“ FL U B DUB” A N D BUNK
Every intelligent Voter should
have the privilege of reading the
numbers ot the Congressional Re
cord containing the speeches on the
navy appropriation bill. There are
hardly a dozen speeches, out of all
the vast array of noise, that express
a single thought, or are worth the
amount ot paper consumed to prni
True, a few Congressmen
have shown a grasp of the subject
of preparedness, and have discussed
it “ for” and “ against” in a highly
But the great
majority ot the speeches remind one
ol the kind of oratory which old
time lawyers poured out befoie
juries, when by making the latter
cry, they succeeded in saving their
criminal clients from getting the
true justice that was coming to
them. The Fourth of Ju ly orators
who have become more or less of a
joke shine resplendently in com
parison with the men who have
been handling this vital question
The "eagle bird" hasn’ t hardly a
pin leather left in the vicinity of his
tail, so patriotic has been the ” ap-
f - r priatiou oratory,” but il the
statef-nen-orators had known their
subjects m o r e thoroughly they
would not have despoiled the rear
ol the bird so ruthlessly, but instead
would have tried to do something
towards embellishing the head,
where human intelligence and iu-
stinct are supposed to repose. The
same thing is true of the debate on
the rivers and harbors bill
men have studied the question and
described it intelligently. The rest
have merely made loud noises.
But— this is campaign year !
Notw ith standing that necessity
a oateful perusal of recent speeches
in Coogress will convince anybody
that there is something wioug. The
brutal truth is that there is too
much talk and too little brains in
the House of Representalives.
course it is easy to criticise and
condemn, but nevertheless one of
th >se great newspapers that carries
the slogan: “ All the news that’s
fit to print” wouldn’ t give a stick
ful to a bundled pages of some of
the slush that is appealing in the
BI. UNT FA C TS -A BO U T B R A N D E I S
The nomination of Mr. Brandtis
has bt-en confirmed, and every lover
ol honesty, clean men, and a square
deal, i- glad ol it.
Mon tis and
mom ns were cousurneu in aiieuipls
to beat Brandeis, and all kinds of
bogey, imaginable excuses were
It’s all over now, and
the big fight has been a tailure.
The reason for the fight has been
First, Brandeis is a
Je w ; secondly, he has been the
“ people’ s lawyer,” and has fought
the big, corrupt interests unremit
tingly. Wall Street was unani
mously gainst him— and that’s a
splendid reason why the Senate
should have decided as il did.
M A K I N G G RAS S RUGS
In the Wisconsin and Minnesota
marshes is found a vegetable growth
known to bo'auis'.s as "ca rix strtc-
ta.” The roc '-non term applied to
this product is “ wire grass.”
many other things that nature has
provided wire grass wa? formerly
supposed to be of little value; but
the mistake of such a viewpoint has
been demonstrated. Rugs i f this
material are carpeting the offices ot
the United Sia'es Government in
Washington, the big office build
ings of New York, Chicago, Mil
waukee and elsewhere, and besides
are being used in homes, bunga
lows, and summer residences and
PER YEAR $1.50
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY. OREGON, TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1916.
BE QUICK RELIEF
cedar does not possess the qualities
ol the eastern cedar, especially as
far as the odor is concerned, nor
the wearing qualities.
These arguments are disputed
and Mr. Gehrke says that be in
tends to go ahead with bis manu
facturing and to show the retailers
that a local product can be made
•nd sold in direct competition with
the eastern cedar chests.— Coos
STRUCK AT THE WRONG TIME
Don’ t forget Myrtle Poiut Chau
tauqua, Ju ly 13th to 18th.
tickets on sale at Coquille Banks.
hotels throughout l!iecouul-\. The
A g i i c u : ural Department iti Wash-
ing'on lias prepared some inuinr-
ta.it bulletins reginling the use and
durability of wire grass; Irom which
we are to learn that the product is
a long, slender, jointless vegetable
growth, springing from the ground
in a single stem, without branches E. E. Johnson Brings Discour
aging Report of Strike
or joints, or additional leaves. The
Blue is round and incased in a hard
From San Francisco
outer casiug, and somewhat resem
bles broom corn, minus the branch
es and seeds
It is different from
grass in that it consists almost en
tirely of fibre, and when the outside
cuticle is broken or crushed, it be Appearance of Shipping on
the Coast Deceptive
comes very tough and flexible.
Ordinary gtass, on the other hand, |
will break, and is of no use in the
No lmmed!ate relief from the
manufacture of rugs
Grass may longshoremen strike is in sight, is
be grass, hut the official evidence is , |be opinion of E. E. Johnson who
that wire grass is in a class by itself, j returned Wednesday f r o m San
The laud on which it is grown pos- | Francisco where lie had gone to see
sessed but small valu» until the j w hat could be done to relieve the
harvest of the rug crops was begun. ¡ situatiOD. Mr Johnson was com-
The iudustry is among the very in- pelled to cease cutting lumber for
teresting new activities of the mid- the outside market June 3rd, and
! since then bis mill here has been in
GOETHALS, king of panama
only as much as is neces
General Gocthals is back in .lie! ar>’ to 8,1 local ori,ers'
United States, and is ready to be | The strike came unexpectedly to
relieved of every responsibility in Mr. Johnson and he has twenty
connection with the Panama Canal, ¡carloads ol lumber at the Marsh-
He delates that the couise of t h e | field docks which he is unable to
800,000 tons of soft rock that has ship because of it.
been tumbling into G-illard C u t ¡must pay demurrage on the cars
has been deflected to the north ol j upon which it is loaded.
Gold Hill into a small basin, so
that it can never give any further
trouble to navigation.
this we are to believe that tne Pan
ama Canal is open for all time.
Gaethals has been king ol the hearts
of men at Panama, and unless he
does some foolish stunt a la Ad
miral Dewey, he will h re a niche
in the appreciation and admiration
of all Americans.
I F m ’ a d o o guesses r i g h t ?
At the time when the longshore-
men declared their strike the lum
ber market was showing slight
signs of weakening, according to
This, he believes, is
due to an over supply iu the west
With nearly every
mill on the coast running at full
capacity; with the Eastern market
dosed by lack of transportation fa
cilities, owing to the Panama canal
being closed, and with practically
110 export trade, the supply was be
ginning to exceed the demand with
a consequent weakening of the
market. The strike, by making it
almost impossible to market the
product of many mills, has stiffened
the market and, should some of the
other markets open in the near fu
ture, it is very probable that alter
the strike is over the market will
remain good, thinks Mr. Johnson.
The optimistic McAdoo, "son-in-
law of the Government,” aud Sec-
retaiy of the Tieasurery Depart
ment, says there will be no depres
sion in the bus-nesi of the Uuited
States after the war.
that anyone who believes otherwise
must be influenced either by parti
san propaganda or ignorance ol the
prospect for “ peace orders.”
course all hope that McAdoo is
The longshoremen, says he, have
right. Nevertheless he is in a very
lonesome class, advocating such 1 a Erea‘ deal on their side but they
misinterpreted the industrial con-
ditious on the coast and chose the
A M A T T E R O F O P IN I O N
! wrong time for making their de-
I met an old friend on the streets
ot a 1 -rge citv the other day. That \ of the present freight rate, would
have complied with the increase for
States Senator, and he was promi-1 , he present at leMtf as wo„ld the
nently considered for the Presi-' coas, wise boats> hatl th& trade been
deucy. The world has been kind
rong as h appeared
.0 my friend, whose voluntary re- L f ,he bo„ s , b(Jt ruQ ont of Coos
tuement from public life was her- bay are mana/, ing to load either by
aided throughout the country
. conip|y ing wilh the demands ol the
“ national calamity.”
Ten years longshoremen or by beillK loaded
ago he was considered one of the by mi„ bands
country’s greatest statesmen- To* t __ _ .
I Mr. Johuson says that the local
day he is one of the country s most!
. market is good and since returning
Such a record .
,, from the south he has been kept
proves that he is a ‘ great man. I,
“ So you are still iu Washington, I
_______ . .
doing newspaper work,” rema.ked Portland Doean’t Want
my friend. “ Yes,and you Senator, I
Coos Bay Cedar Chests
you are looking great; I certainly i
am glad to see you.”
“ And I am
“ Buy at Home” is the slogan of
glad to see you. How is Washing-
the big concerns in Portland to
ton anyway? Just 'he same, I sup- thejr ret-i, tradS) but . . hny in the
p >se, just the same.” “ Oh, we do east” seems to be their slogan as
not change much th e re-n ice , com- far 3S wbolesale purchaslng is con.
fortable. semi-tropical, sleepy old cefoed> said E g Gehrke. who>
place, you know,” I suggested. wbeQ jn portland this wee)Ci , ried
“ So it is,” he agreed, "but the Sen
1 to open a market for the cedar
ate has changed? Not much like
chests which he manufactures. He
the old Seriate mu*, is it? Not the
found (bat the large companies
same kind of men?’ ’ His mind and
handling this product get every
mine were running in different
thing from the eastern manufactur
grooves. His appreciation of the
ers. For this reason Mr. Gehrke,
“ old Senate” and mine were very,
ot the Woodcraft company intends
very different, but I replied truth
to push his product putting it di
fully: " N o indeed, Senator, the
rectly before the consumer, instead
Senate now is not like it was in the of selling to the retailers.
olden d ay s," and under my breath
He had hoped to make Coos
I said “ Thank God for that!”
county cedar into these chests as a
Free soup kitchens would unite
all Mexican factions. This is phil-
osophy, not a superficial suggestion.
- B r o o k l y n Daily Eagle.
Eighth Grade Diplomas
Issued In June Exams.
The following eighth grade pupils
passed the June examinations and were
Marshfield—Edith Bertha Ay re, Helen
Ann Stack, Mariam Irene Wright,Edith
Adeline Johnson, M. Irene Cook, Stella
E. Magnus, Doris Sengstacken, Leslie
Holmes, Lillian Seaman, Clara Abel,
Agnes Johnson, Ruth Halstead, Forest
Gregg, Emma L. Douglas, Harold Sav
age, Stewart McIntyre, Thomas Crosth-
wait, Rhoda Anderson, Marion Wright.
North Bend—Lottie Coleman, Mrs.
H, E. Fox, Caroline Howell, Frank
Hudson, H i 1 m a Kjellman, Florence
Laird, Ruth Laird, Henry Miller, Irvin
Rose, Carmoleta Smith, Esther Wann,
Teresa Bock, Thelma Walker, Evia
Wilmot, Gladys Larson.
District No. 54, Bandon Margaretta
Lse Plummer, Mary McGinty, Verna
Evylin Pearce, Mildred Cecil« Crain,
Wallace Emil Oakes, Thomas White,
Merle J. Forrester, Lewis Vitanovac,
Julian G. McNitt, Ethel M. Sumner,
Margarette Lewis, William H. Wolfe,
Vernon D. Lowry, Van Stephens, Clar
ence Allen, Fred W. Colgrove.
Myrtle Point—Vera M. Crawford,
Jacob B. Moomaw, Vera Arrant, Melba
H. Steward, Charles R. Rutledge, Eliza
Bunker Hill—Doris Phillips, Edith A.
Duncan, Norman G. Orr, Ralph Rich
ardson, Lelund S. Lindebeck, Maurice
Coquille—Barbara J. Treichler, Au
drey M. Staninger, Phillip E. Johnson,
Mary L. Springer.
Powers—Emma Rouw, Rival Bishop,
Arago, No. 3.—Susie B. Root, Ells
Root, Ethel Miller.
Englewood, No. 40.—Amelia Airola,
Eben Conner, Genevieve Goeney.
Eastside, No. 49.—Gladys Major, Ma
rie McLean, Freddie Lund, George Mo-
Cooston, No. 49.—Ray E. Deadmond.
Bridge, No. 77.—Hulda E. Warner,
Edith Houser, Maude Hooten, Clyde A.
Waterman, Wayne Endicott.
Hauser, No. 63.—Hugo H. Reiher,
Empire, No. 6 . - Mae Martin, Gladys
Johnson’s Mill, No. 63.—Myrtle E.
Catching Inlet—Ernest Franson.
Randolph, No. 21.—Edna Anderson.
Flagstaff, No. 18—Irene Boje.
Beaver Hill, No. 69.—ThoraM. Nor
man, Alice R. Harrison.
Coos City, No. 82. —Johnnie Thomsen.
Newlake, No. 46.-H elen M. Bethel,
Ann E. Bethel.
Coos River, No. 36.—Hazel M.Feskes.
Gravel Ford, No. 28.—Margaret Har-
nish, Elva Emerson.
Parkersburg, No, 11. Bonnie Ham-
McKinley, No. 27.—Ernest Forbes.
Rock Creek, No. 42.—Elmer Crunk.
Fourmile, No. 64.—Frank Wilson.
1 here were 105 diplomas granted as
a result of this examination, there be
ing graduates from 26 districts. A
large number failed in only one or two
subjects and will have a chance to re
move these conditions at the Septem
ber examination, and receive diplomas
then if successful.
R aymond E. B a k e r .
Don’ t forget Myrtle Point Chau
tauqua, Ju ly 13th to t8:h.
tickets on sale at Coquille Banks.
Fire Destroys Cabin
A tire, which burned their cabin
to the ground and destroyed prac
tically everything in it, caused Mr.
and Mrs Albert Fish to return here
the last of the week from their min
ing claim near the head of Rock
creek. The fire started from • de
fective flue and the destruction of
the building was rapid and com-
‘ plete. The loss included their sum-
1 mer’s supply of provisions, and
their bedding and furniture besides
sPr c *l‘ l,V. aDd to build up a trade several guns and a watch and all of
Portland retailers Un- | Mrs Fish’s jewelry.
Mr. Fish has been working a gold
able to do ,his- Ml Gehrke says he
mifte on his claim for the past ten
olher means anrt
possibly put an agent or two on the months and will return again as
soon as a cabin can be erected.
C. A. Gage is associated with Mr.
In Portland he met the buyer of
one of th* largest retail stores in Fish in his mining venture and
the citv. Said the buyer. “ I have spent the greater part of last winter
bought up enough cedar chests in at the claim.
Australian Preacher: "Brethren
and sistem. these be stirring times
we do be livin’ in.
But we should
remember the words of the Good
Old Book, where It do sav. Eng-
land ex; ects -hat everv man this the east for a year ahead. I do not
Don’t forget Myrtle Point Chan-
day will do tz duty.’ ” — S id n ey like the coast product ”
¡ tauqua, Ju ly 13th to i8tb.
i The claim was made that Oregon 1 tickets on sale at Coquille Banks.
COW IS HIGHEST
C. C. Carter
W. C. Cutler J ersey
Carranza Forces Clash With
Has Record for Pounds of
Blue Jackets and Greaser
Butterfat Produced Dur
Blood is Shed
ing Last Month
Bandon and Lower River Aasen Bros.
President Wilson Stands His
Show Best Score
Ground at Gast
B. Bartlett & Son have eighteen cows
The reports given below of the offi which made an average of 45.4 of but The dispatches reprinted below from
cial cow testers in the different testing terfat per cow. This includes four the Bay papers give evidence that the
associations of the county are furnished heifers.
long expected breaking out of actual
by Coui.ty Agriculturist Smith. They
hostilities between the United State*
show that Coos cows stand high in ac The best individual record of any and the so-called government of Mexico
tual performance, a 9 Mr. Smith says cow in Myrtle Point Association for the has at last taken place:
that any record of over 50 pounds is month of May is 66.7 pounds of butter Galveston Texas, June 19. — The Mex
fat owned by W. C. Cutler.
ican Government in Yucatan has issued
The following table gives the records
The following table gives the records a proclamation ordering all Americana
of the cows in the Coquille Valley Test of the cow b in the Coos Bay Testing out of Mexico and declaring a state of
ing Association, which have produced Association which have produced more war exists between the two countries,
more than 60 pounds of butterfat dur- than 50 pounds of butterfat duriag the according to passengers arriving heie
ing the period of 31 days ending May period of 31 days ending June 16, 1916: this morning on the Norwegian steamer
Breed Test Lbs.
Nila from Progresso. Americana and
Butterfat other foreigners are being taken on
Breed Test Lbs.
Butterfat H B Ferguson Hoi & Jer 6 7
63 6 board the American gunboat at Pro
Mike Wieland Jersey 4.3
51 5 gresso.
52.8 Frank Rogers Holstein 3 7
Washington, D. C., June 19.—Com
67 3 munications from the Mexican embassy
50 6 announcing a clash between a boat
52 9 crew from the gunboat Annapolis and
62 8 the Carranza soldiers at Mazatlan yes
57.3 T M Collver
50 6 terday and asking that in the present
63 4 tense situation no men be landed in
67.2 Chas Selander Jersey
63 1 Mexico from American warships under
54 3 any circumstances were delivered to
53 9 the U. S. State Department today by
53.8 H Gustafson
53 4 the Carranza Embassy Secretary.
56.3 Wm Blackmore “
55 4 WASHINGTON, D. C„ June 19.—
Geo. Robinson Jersey
8 The Mexican embassy received news
60 2 today of serious trouble between United
Red Poll 4.5
64 8 States and Carranza forces at Mazatlan.
50.0 J A Hansen
Schroeder Bros Mixed 4.7
57 2 The report said the men at Mazatlan
66.0 J C McCulloch Jersey
55 2 were marines, but as the gunboat An
53.7 Nels Monsen Jersey
55 8 napolis, which is the only ship known to
4 be there, has no marines, it is presum
53 2 ed that blue-jackets were involved. The
55 1 Mexican report says a boat from a war
51.2 Wm McCulloch Jersey
57 9 ship approached the wharf and was
A. H. Fish
53 7 warned to keep off until permisaion
66 5 could be obtained from the military
606 authorities. The boat went back to the
502 ship and in Bevera) hours returned with
Theo. Clinton Jersey 4.4
55 4 the crew armed and were told again
55 7 they could not land.
52 0 A crowd of soldiers and civilians were
50.3 C P Coleman Jersey < 3
62 1 on the wharf, and in the midst of the
50 1 discussion a drunken Japanese fired at
Martin Schmidt Jersey 5.8
Jersey 3 9
53 0 the Americans, who promptly replied
Jer & << Dur 3 5
50 7 with a volley into the crowd. The Car
63 3 ranza soldier returned the fire and the
50 8 boat withdrew* leaving behind two of
50.0 J S Roberts
51 9 ficer a who were arrested. Explanations
Jersey 5 6
Hoi & Jer
57 6 were exchanged and the American of
53 6 ficers were released. The report makes
Harry Wilkins Jersey 4 3
51 5 no mention of American casualties, but
Jer & Dur 5 2
The best individual record of any cow
68 U says two Mexican soldiers and one ci
in the Coquille Valley Association for
51 7 vilian were wounded.
the month of May ia 67.2 pounds of Mrs McDonald Jersey 4 6
52 1 Washington, D. C., June 19.—Not
J M Church Holstein 3 9
butterfat owned by Mike Weiland.
since the Spanish War has the Ameri
E P BLACK.
can nation seen such military activity
The following table gives the records
of the cows in the Coquille Valley Test
More than 100,000 National Guards
ing Association which have produced in the Coos Bay Association for the men in 45 states are under orders to
more than 50 pounds of butterfat dur munth ending June 15th ia 68.6 pounds mobilize for Mexican service. They
ing the period of 31 days ending May of butterfat, owned by Harry Wilkins, constitute virtually the entire militia
strength of the United States.
President Wilson through Secretary
Breed Test Lbs.
The following table gives the records of War Baker, issued orders yesterday
52.7 of the cows in the lower Coquille and when it became apparent that the
50.2 Bandon Testing Association, which threatening conditions in Northern
52.7 have produced more than 50 pound* of Mexico were not improving.
C. A. Schroeder
Only drilling and recruiting will be in
53.1 butterfat during the period of 31 days
order among the militia for the present.
50.0 ending May 31, 1916.
All must be mustered into Federal ser
Breed Test Lbs.
Butterfat vice. Later they will be sent to the
68 97 border for patrol duty, relieving about
52.4 Tom Devereux Jersey 5 5
CroiB & Toninni
53 04 30,000 U. S. regulars for service in
if war actually develops.
50 88 Mexico
00 Additloual warships are also getting
54 52 ready to hurry South to protect Ameri
59 0 C D Jarman
50 31 cans. Last night. Secretary Daniels
HERBERT A. BALLIN,
60 29 ordered seven destroyers and nine other
L B MOORE,
small vessels to join American warships
already in Mexican waters.
The following table gives the records
The beBt individual record of any cow
Washington, D. C., June 19.—While
of the cows in the Gravel Ford Testing in Ixiwer Coquille and Bandon Associa
Association, which have produced more tion for the month of May is 68.97 the whole country was astir today with
than 50 pounds of butterfat during the pounds of butterfat owned by Tom the mobilization of the National Guard
for border duty, President Wilson di
period of 81 days ending May 31, 1916: Deveraux.
rected that his reply rejecting Carran
Breed Teat Lbs.
za's demand for the recall of American
troops from Mexico go forward imme
Newspaper ad vet tlsing is the
Washington, June 19.—Mobilization
HERBERT A. BALLIN,
link that connects the factory, the of the United States militia proceeded
throughout the country today with
The best individual record of any store and the cousumer.
haste. No orders were issued dispatch
cov; in Gravel Ford Association for the
ing the militia to the border, it was an
month of May is 54.6 pounds of butter
— a daily and intimate friend
nounced at noon. They may never go.
fat owned by L. Leatherman.
The order of the mobilization i* to
Il carries the message of the man
make them available as a precaution
The following table gives the records ufacturer and the merchant
against trouble, calling General Car
of the cows in the Myrtle Point Test
ing Association, which have produced i It cuts all corners and makes ranza’s bluff, as it were, perhaps as a
means of avoiding war. This militia
more than 50 pounds of butterfat dur commette easy and profitable
call ia believed to be the real teat of
ing the period of 31 days ending May
In serving merchant and manu
the preparedness demands. Reports
facturer it also serves the buyer from every state indicate the militia
Breed Test Lbs.
Butterfat I ’s service is one ot mutual benefit men are generally anxious to go to the
Lundy 44 A . Son Holstein 3.3
64.3 — the soundest kind of commercial
Washington, J u n e 19—Secretary of
52 0 transaction.
War Baker took all neeeaaary steps to
55.6 ing to rely on .be advertising in make the milita ready for actual duty
inside the lines of the Mexican republic
Bartlett & So
50.5 their favorite newpaper as a guide today. The war uffica cited a copy of
50.5 to sate and sure buying—just as the special resolution of the House Com
50.4 they rely on the news columns as mittee which makes immediately effec
58.0 au actual tianscript of the world’s tive the section of the army law giving
the war department authority to order
the state militia into foreign territory.
COW TESTERS MAKE REPORT
ALL MILITIA GETTINfi READY