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About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 1, 1916)
TH E COQUILLE HERALD
PUBLISHED EV ERY t'UESDAY
Enteied as second-class matter May 8, 1903, at the post office at
Coquille, Oregon, under act of Congrees of March 3, 1879.
P. C. LEV A R. LESSEE AND EDITOR
RO Y M. AV ERY , BUSINESS M ANAGER_________
D -voted to the material and social upholding of the Coquille Valley
particularly and of Coos County generally.
Subscription, $ 1.30 per year, in advance.
Phone Main 381
It seems that the question that the Herald has been
asking is to be answered in a very satisfactory manner,
and that every preparation practicable is to be made for
the entertainment of the hundreds of visitors that will
come here, of the thousands that will visit Coos Bay for
the Railroad Carnival. When the Southern Pacific an
nounced that it would guarantee to bring 0000 visitors to
the Bay at the time of the carnival it not only staggered
the people of the Bay, but it diffused a temporary state of
the blind staggers over other parts of the county. There
are many still who can not possibly realize that 6000 peo
ple can really be brought together anywhere, lea-,t of all
in Coos county. When you talk to them about that 6000
to be brought by the railroad, and add another thousand
to your estimate for those who will come by auto and
boat, the figures are hardly taken seriously. When they
are, however, the question at once makes itself assertive:
“ What are we going to do with them; how can we eat
them and sleep them?” Then tne question of amusing
them takes a secondary place for you can’t amuse a hun
gry or sleepy man or woman. It is well that the question
of commissary has been brought up thus early and that
the answer is being sought by all, for there is now time
enough to make whatever arrangements are possible.
With the brightest minds of the “Coos Bay Country” con
centrating themselves on the problem, the solution will be
found. It is likely that all private citizens who are so sit
uated as to enable them to feed or lodge visitors may have
a chance to do the Good Samaritan act, and it is safe to
prophesy that they will not be found wanting. As an
event, this will be “the greatest that ever happened” in
this neck of the woods, and we wont these thousands of
visitors to go away from Coos with the praises of Coos
county people in their mouths, as well as enthusiasm for
the attractions of the section in which we live. So far as
Coquille is concerned, she has her reputation established
as the most whole-souled and hospitable town in the coun
ty, when it comes to entertaining a crowd of visitors.
That she will keep up that reputation is beyond question.
The first real circus to ever pitch its tent in Coquille
will be the center of attraction near the depot tomorrow
afternoon. True, it is only a sm all circus, but it is a circus,
and you can’t call it anything else. This is one of the
blessings to be con,erred i n us by the railroad. Some ox
us may be inclined to take a pessimistic view of the mat
ter and to speak mournfully of the amount of money that
will be carried off by the circus, and the writer might
easily find excuse for taking that view, for the circus will
“cost” him more than anyone else. But, gentle reader,
consider the number of young people (and some not so
young) in Coos county who have never seen a real, live
elephant; who have read and heard about the circus—and
never tasted pink lemonade; never inhaled the delightful
aroma that lingers about the cages of a menagerie. Have
a heart, and rejoice with the young folks that the devel
opments of civilization are no longer denied to us.
The Big coming event, the Railroad Carnival, must
not be allowed to obscure the fact that we have an event
of our own coming the last two days of this week. The
Mouse are doing everything in their power to insure the
brilliant success of their carnival and it is safe to expect
something worth whi’e. The members of that order are
live ones, and Friday and Saturday of this week will cer
tainly be live days in this bailiwick.
The citizens of Coquille can congratulate themselves
that the present council took up the matter of a new li
cense ordinance, that had been hanging lire for some
years to the loss of the city treasury, and got it into oper
ation in time for the events of this week, which will now
help out the city exchequer to quite an extent.
Lumber Rates High
Western Men Meet
Steam schooners are carrying lumber
from Portland and other Northwest Pa
cific ports to San Francisco at a rate ot
$6 a thousand feet and to San Pedro
and other Southern California ports at
$7 a thousand.
In some instances it is
saiii even higher figures are being paid.
The published quotations have remained
practically the same for the past month.
They are the highest rates the owners
of coastwise tonnage have received
since the earthquake and lire in San
Francisco, when for a short time the
quotations ran up as high as $8 and $9
a thousand feet. The freight tariff in
creased to aom« extent about the time
the strike was declared, but it had been
showing n:i upward tendency for sever
al months previously. Thi principal
cause for the advance is attributed to
the fact that all of the large coaster-
have been placed in the offshore trade,
leaving the small carriers to take care
of the local traffic N *\vs.
T h e Com m ercial C iu b m etis
At the first annual meeting of west- I
, rn agronomists held at the Utah Agri- '
cultural Collrge, Ju ly is, HI, Hnd 20 . j
I’roles-. r II. 1 ). Seudder, head of the,
Agronomy department, delivered an
address on the subject of the relation
° f the ir vcstigational, instructional and :
• •stensicn work in agronomy. The pur-
I'l'Nc o f (he western agronomists is to
f m m h o association to discuss problems
of interest to western men along field
crops and farm management lines.
Professor Seudder has taken a leatling
pan in effecting the organization in
order to provide a means of conference
among western men whose problems
“ re vastly dilferent from those of east
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The Annual Wash
K, member io h ave your collars
in i sh in s laundered in lim e for the
\ g tie C u n iv il M cK enzie & Poole
A gents for Handon Steam I.anndry.
Port Or lord Tribune.
Would never atray from her teachings—
| Of them all, 1 have kept but a few.
I ’ve drifted, and drifted and drifted,
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I Worthless dabris on L ife 's stream;
R o ry O ’M oore
Lain long in the stagnant waters
And then floated on in a dream.
The following poem appearing in the Could I but be where I started.
MRS TOZIER GIVES TEA
Coos Bay Times is reprinted here for Again at my mother’s side,
A social item sidetracked before
the many friends of the girl of whom Kecaiving still her caresses;
reaching the H erald office last week
it is written. It was received by Miss I might be—but no—I lied.
w as the tea given by M is. E L-
Mary Fusonne a few days before the
hearts of her many friends all over
T ozier a week ago S a tu rd a y . T hose
Coos county were saddened to learn
en jo yin g M rs. T o z ie r’ s hospitality
(B y a Ram bler.)
that she had been drowned while bath
w ere: Mrs. E B ennett and three
ing in Coos river. The w riter’s name
O ccasion ally the Kam bler misses
ch ildren , of M onroe, O re., M rs J ;
is not made known:
a note, not because be finds nothing
A . Ja ck so n , M rs. K . C . B ark er aud j
w orthy of m ention, but because
T h e M s.d o f the Mist
two children of A lle g a n y , and M rs
time is an im portant factor and usu*
Along the moonlit Bandon beach
Ja s. R ichm ond and little d au ghter
all) well taken.
In pensive mood I love to stray,
L ast w eek found him in the
To feel the night wind’s sott caress
To hear the ocean's crooning lay.
B rid ge section and the country trib
KKBKKAHS HOLD CONVENTION
Be it confessed that our
And often through the glooming mists u tary.
A delegation of seven women
Methinks I see a maiden fair,
first im pression ol this section was
from C oquille attended the six th
Among the agates on the beach,
not the most favorable coining, as
With soft grey eyes and chestnut hair. we did, when the toads were the aunual convention of the K ebekah s
held at Bandon S a tu rd a y .
And ever when the ocean calls
worst and tim es m >si depressed.
wete M e sd am e sJ S L aw ren ce, J .
With deep voiced melancholy roar
B ut sum m er g ive s it a different a p
In fancy sw ift my heart returns
E . N orton, C ollier, O scar Bunch,
To tread the lonely wind swept shore.
and the M isses H azel F aw ce tt,V esta
F o llo w in g the M iddle fork lo R e
To hide me in some sheltered nook
! B oyrie and P au lin e Custer.
Old ocean’s hands have fashioned fair, mote we found here several fine
And wait the maid with soft gray eyes farm s well hidden in a sm all valley KO K EEL KLUB DANCE
And wayward sea blown chestnut hair. by the su rrou n d in g m ountains and
B y tar the most successlul social
tall evergreen s. T h e H offs, W il
Yet have 1 waited all in vain.
j affair to be held in C oquille lor
liam s and several other fam ilies live
For though her face be fair to see
m onths was the open air dance
And though hersmile be heavenly sweet here.
| given by the K o K eel K lu b at the
Yet hath she never smiled on me.
W e also ram bled up R ock creek
Pastim e pavilion
n igh t.
Old Ocean, when this life is spent
to a point considerable beyond its
A bout 200 in vitation s were sent
Wilt thou receive me to thy breast,
ju n ction w ith M yrtle amt met the
Unfold me in thy tender arms
out, m any o f them to M arshfield,
E v e tn d e n s, several of them , lire
Till storm rent spirit be at rest.
N orth B end, Baudou and M yrtle
C ru n k s, Mr Sm ith and o 'h ers, all
Then lay me gently on the sands
Point and it is estim ated that as
Amid the clean washed agates there en terprisin g fan ners and with large rnatiy people cam e from outside the
To wait “ The Maiden of the M ists”
town as from here. D ancing start
With soft grey eyes and chestnut hair? revelation to follow up some of
ed at nine o’ clock and there w ert
And thinkst thou, Ocean, she will care these stream s and ju st when you tw enty two uum bers on the pro
thin k you have come to the end of
Or even deign to glance at me
gram . A t eleven o ’ clock a light
When next along the beach she pass
creation, to plun ge suddenly im o a
lunch was served.
M usic w as fur
A gleaning agates from the sea?
beautiful little valiey with fine
Perchance that face I long have loved large (arm s and com lortable hom es. nished by the C oquille orchestra,
j w hich has been reorganized and is
May bend above me on the sand;
On M yrtle creek we met again
Perchance my brow may feel the touch
now composed o f A l. D aniels, lead
our friends ol former visits, the
Of that sweet maiden’s soft white
er; G eo L e acb , T ra c y L e ach . Ja c k
Leach and H ow ard P ik e .
W arners, and several new ones.
Perchance across my upturned face
com m ittee in ch atg e o f the dance
W ell up the creek is the home ol
Her chestnut hair may idly stray
was R B . M urdock. S . E Heuder-
the W aterm ans who are engaged
Then hath not life been quite in vain,
J . P M ichels, F . E M cK enna
Lo, here in death is victory!
ch iefly in farm ing but also in the
and Chas. B axter.
saw m ill business, and beyond them
For I have loved this sen born maid.
This creature o f the white sea mist, are the S h ie ld s and other fam ilies. the south. I ; b ig ati to pay and last
This wraith whose small and snowy feet
On B ig creek
we visited the season he purchased a Srudeb aker
Thine eager, boiVrous waves have
hom es by the w a y , mention of which truck w uich his son d riv es, and so
has been m ade in for met R am bles. reaches a w ider m arket
O, Maiden, in that better land
At the head ot navigation by any
L ast year his total sales w ete
Where sin nor sorrow e ’er shall be,
m eans except aeroplane, is the home about $29 ^ 0 .
T h is year he has
May we go wandering hand in hand
of Peter A x e . Mr. A x e is alw ays about 4 10 0 tom ato p lan ts, each of
A gleaning agates from the sea.
an in teresting personality, alw ays w hich w ill produce an average of
T h e L ie
jo v ia l aud frien dly. H e escorted nearly or quite a b o x . T h ese range
us thru his peach orchard aud his in price from 50c to $ 1 00, so it is
I stood in Memory’s art gallery,
tom ato gard en s.
H ete is a man easy to com pute the value. T h e
Alone midst the vast array.
The walls were covered with treasures; with a hobby and with the brains peach crop this year is short, due to
Kach the scene of some bygone day.
and enthusiasm to m ake that bobby j unfavorable winter conditions and
The pictures at first seemed to mingle a liv in g , vital reality.
B reakin g the heavy pruning he gave it. F o r
And nothing seemed perfectly clear,
aw ay from the beaten track he has the firs; time in 25 years he has not
Then gradually one lost its dimness;
built for him sell aud fam ily a splen found it necessary to irrigate, as the
Drawn strangely by it I moved near.
Twas a scene, once familiar and sacred, did home. O thers kept cow s, raised seasou has been u n u su ally wet thus
Of a child at a mother’s knee.
stock and sheep, logged, e tc .; but far. But he is p lauu nig to increase
And the face upturned and pleading — he observed that there w as none the size ol the dam and to put in a
Could it be—I looked closer to see.
who devoted time and thought to saw m ill in counecti m with the larm
Yes. 'twas I and I knelt by my mother,
producing tomatoes and peaches
w ork to keep the boys busy du rin g
How well I remember her face;
T h ere was a nice little valley ol the w inter and to m arket the tim
The love and the tender expression,
There sadness too had a place.
several acres ly in g so low as to be ber he has. T h e larger dam w ill
Sadness for what life had brought her; easily irrigated by the stream
It m ake possible a better irrigation of
The cares and the sorrows she bore;
w as h e avily tim bered, but he saw the land and there is still m ore fe r
I longed again to be near her
the opportunity and grasped it F or tile land to clear.
And to kiss her fond lips once more.
years he labored to clear the land
A s a voung man Mr. A x e was
The picture had faded and vanished
build the necessary buildin gs interpreter at the W orlds F a ir at
And out of the dimness there grew
and a dam across the stream , then V ien n a, A u stria , and toured that
Another, yet strangely familiar,
It was clearer and then I knew -
he set out peach trees, studied the cou ntry afterw ard. H e sa y s it is
Mother had aged—I was older—
situation, read, experim en ted , and essentially a land ofp e acelu l hom es.
A man as I stood by her side;
finally developed a nice line ol T h e people are a lw a y s frien d ly to
'Tw as the day when we first parted
Tom atoes he added to strangers and generously hospitable.
And then it was that I lied.
this and soon had a crop grow in g B ein g a G erm an he n atu rally fa
I t dd her I ’d always remember
The things she had taught me to do;
w hich w as usually im ported from vors them in the great stru ggle now
S O C IA L
SPRAY FROM THE SURF
I have opened a shoe repair shop next door to the
Parisian cleaning establishment on Front street, and
am prepared to do all kinds of repair work at reason
H O T E L
Under New Management
Having leased this well-equipped hotel, I propose
to conduct it in such a manner as to merit pat
ronage and give satisfaction to the traveling
At a special meeting of the Commercial
Club last Wednesday night President .1. E. Nor
ton took the opportunity to place be ore those
present the aims and purpose of the club and to
extend to everyone, whether a member of the
club or not, an invitation to attend the meetings
of the club.
“This is not a secret society,” said President
Norton “and it is not exclusively for members.
While the club wants as many members as pos
sible and it needs all the money it can get, mon
ey is not its greatest need. The club wants
more than anything else the presence of citizens
of Coquille at its meetings, and it wants them
to express their individual views upon the mat
ters taken up by the club and to offer sugges
The Commercial Club meets every Tuesday.
It meets tonight.
And just at present there are many matters
demanding its attention, and it needs your help.
Perhaps you know of something that it
ought to do. Come out and tell them about it.
Then help them do it.
Come out tonight.
go in g on and is proud o f their
achievem ents, but there is none ol
the bombast so com m on to the
I alw ays lik e to meet with you n g
men and women who date to branch
• ut from the beaten path and to
blaze new trails lo prosperity along
the rugged road or life
too apt to follow some leader blind
ly , lik e a flock of sheep, all doing
ju s t what someone else has done,
but the world m akes room for the
man with an idea and with the
persistence to w ork it out to a con
clu sion .
B A X T E R
C H A R L E S B A X T E R , Proprietor
iI E greatest bulw ark against the indigence of
old age or the financial drain caused by a
'• •count. I f you
protracted illness is r. '
are a business man n ki g b>" profits; if
you are an em ployee wii a fit e at:' try, plan
to lay aside a certain -am v
if the rainy day comes along
In tim es of stress you’ll find that your bank account
is your friend. You can look the world in the eye.
T h e man w ith a hank account looks better, feels better,
is better than the n an without a bank account. We
tran sact all kinds o f banking business.
US ABOUT AN
ACCOUNT TO D A Y.
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Get ready now for Preserving Season. We
have been forfunate in securing from one of the t
largest manufacturers a special line of Preserving
Season items in high grade Enameled Ware which
we will place on sale at ridiculously low prices. We
are going to give a Fruit Jar Dipper with each sale.
Come in and get yours.
8 qt- Berlin Kettle
10 qt. “
8 qt- Preserve “
10 qt. “
12 qt. “
Do it Now
H. O. Coquille,
Write a Letter
• issue, but it is necessary to present the
facts to those who should know.
I f the members of Congress are given
Portland, Ju ly 31 . —The pioneers of
Oregon were forced to undergo many the facts with regard to this, there is
hardships in carving out homes with some hope that they will see the ju s
in the wilderness. To help those pio tice of it and vote to give to our state
neers. the Federal Government granted that to which she is entitled. Personal
to the Oregon-California Railroad Com letters to members of Congress or to
pany a large grant of land to assist in persons who may have influence will
building that road and to give to Ore prove an effective means. Write such
gon more settlers and more taxable a letter and by so doing contribute
property. The Government received your part in securing this fund for Ore
1 its pay, all it ever expected, in the gon’s arid lands.
building of the road and the concessions
received. Had the land grant been
' disposed of according to the terms of
the grant, Oregon would he profiting
Cooper Bros. Shows, in all their ma-
today by many more acres of taxable
jestic beauty and imperial splendor.
lands and many more settlers. Oregon
Matchless in all that makes it mighty.
alone is the sufferer, yet when these
Positively handsomest and most highly
lands are disposed of according to the
educated collection of trained wild and
bill recently passed she gets but 50 per
S. C. Sherrill, who recently closer! a
domestic animals on tour.
1 cent of the proceeds.
gence, sagacity and animal cuteness,
term of school at Bridge, waa in the
Thousands of acres of arid lands
city Thursday on his way back to
their equal does not exist, and the very
thirsting for water, yet 40 per cent of
Marshfield from Riverton. He has se
best of performers, with a big lot of
the land grant fund goes to the general
cured the position of principal of the
funny clowns makes this show one of
reclamation fund instead ot to these
Riverton school, aud expects to remove
the very best. A grand street perfor
to that place in about a month. When
mance and review and free exhibition
Representative Sinnott is making a
here he had just signed.the diplomas of
on the show lot at 1 p. m. Two per
last fight for the 40 per cent and has
the five graduates passing out of the
formances daily, at two and eight. At
introduced a bill amending the original
eighth grade of the school |at | Bridge.
bill, ask in ^ h a t the proceeds from sale Coquille, Wednesday, August 2.
Out of a class of seven, five passed and
of land and timber apportioned to the
one was conditioned, which is an excel
general reclamation fund be expended
Cups Are Exhibited
on projects in the State of Oregon.
Is there any injustice in this request?
Have you paid ti.e print«
The six loving cups to be given as
Is this state asking anything unreason prizes by the Moose lodge during their
able? Did the Federal Government or carnival this week are on display in W.
any of the reclamation states expect to H. Schroeder’s window. One it to be
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get anything from these lands under the prize for the queen of the carnival,
Larflwf Ask t *
the original grant act? Oregon did ex one for the best decorated window, one
pect something from the original grant, for the best farm float, one for the
so why should she nut expect it now? best fratem rl float, one for the beat
HR AND r il l.A, # _
It seems that there is little room for business house float and one for the
* * * * * k now s u B est. S sfést. A 'w ty s R rliaN Is
SOI» BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWEI? argument as to the real merits of the belt decorated window.
CHICHESTER S PILLS