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About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 12, 1916)
T he C oquille H erald
New« of County, Stata and
National Interest Tcld in
Brief, Concise Form
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1916.
GRANTED BY S.P.
And Portland still continues to import
for her own use.
Coach Joseph A. Pipal, who succeeds
“ Doc” S tew art as coach of th e O. A. ;
C. football team , arrived on the campus
the first of this week and has issued a
call for candidates for the team to m eet
on the campus Septem ber 12. It is e x - ,
pected th a t but few of tht team play
ers will return, m aking an excellent Coos
opportunity for second team men and
freshm en to m ake the v a n ity team .
The Fates Are Unkind
STAMP WAR TAX IS KtiwJVED
Coos County Warrants Are
Again at Par
The price of su g ar dropped 75 cents
W ednesday, this being a record for a
Bingle day’s decrease.
Forty gallons of whiskey concealed
in milk cans was seized a t Portland
when the steam er Kilburn docked there
S aturday night.
Coos county w arrants, which have
been going at a discount for several
months, have again jumped to par.
Moon & Gidley Wednesday sta rte d
grading on the site of the new wireless
station a t Marshfield, which will re
place t h e p re sen t station a t Cape
T h at much talked of dead line has
been established, and a fte r Septem ber
29th there will not be any fishing, not
even angling, below Doyle’s rock.—
Gold Beach Reporter.
Isaac Carus, of Portland, and Henry
Lloyd, of Marshfield, escaped from the
sta te boys’ training school Wednesday
and since then have successfully eluded
Collector of Customs M. A. Miller, of
Portland, has sent out the following:
Repeal of stam p law effective m idnight
Septem ber eight
Stam p redeem able
of value tw o dollars or more.
The re tu rn s in the Maine election
yesterday show th a t the Republican
p a rty gained about 35 per cent over the
1914 vote while the D em ocrats gained
but 7 per cent.
The election was a
clean sweep for the Republicans.
E x ten t of the heavy dam age to the
corn crop because of the dry and hot
w eather in some p a rts of the corn
grow ing belt was disclosed in the Sep
tem ber crop re p o rt of the D epartm ent
of A griculture.
A ssistant General M anager J . H.
Dyers, of the Southern Pacific, has
definitely announced th a t the operating
dep artm en t will tak e over the Coos
Bay line October 1 and extend a through
train from Portland.
The steam er N orthland arrived a t
Marshfield last Wednesday to ship the
m achinery of the Sm ith pulp mill,
which has been sold to a Canadian pa
per mill. The machinery will be taken
to Ocean Falls, and tw o trips of the
N orthland will be necessary.
A silo was built in a day on the
Hazelwood farm , owned by C hrist
N aegeli in order to show Clackam as
county farm ers th eir construction and
general plan. The work was done u n .
der the supervision of Professor B arr,
of the Oregon A gricultural colleg^.
The announcem ent th a t the Roach
T im ber company Would soon resum e
construction work on the Sutherlin,
Coos Bay and E astern Railroad, and
th a t plans for the first la rg e mill of the
company here were now being made,
has caused a general feeling of rejoic
ing among our citizens.—Sutherlin Sun.
County T reasu rer T. M. Dimmick
has arrived a t a plan of dividing the
deposit of the $374,000 from the sale of
the Coos county good roads bonds
among the different banks of the coun
ty according to the size of the in stitu
A pproxim ately $58,000 will be
deposited in the Coquille banks.
W ith a view to m aking a thorough
probe of the car shortage on the lines
of the Southern Pacific in this sta te ,
the public service commission has asked
A ttorney General Brown to prepare a
com plaint against the company, and it
is expected th a t it will be served on
the S. P. officers in a few days.
In Oregon the federal farm loan
board has found the first farm ers' loan
association already organized and ready
to place loans or, the property of its
m em bers as soon as the new rural
credits system is in operation.
within a radius of 25 miles of Eugene,
12 farm ers have listed loan applications
aggreg atin g $36,(MX).
J . P. DeGesen and several other
residents of the Township Line read
are circulating petitions to the county
court requesting th a t body to hard su r
face the road betw een here and the
Curry county line with vitrified brick,
recom mending th a t the county m ake
its own brick and do the work of build
ing t h e
highway its e lf.—W estern
The mild clim ate of W estern Oregon
enables farm ers to grow b e tte r onions
than any o th er sta te in the Union and
surpassed only by those th a t come from
the Berm udas.
Y et while Oregon
raises twice as many onions as the
sta te of Iowa, there are two little coun
ties of M assachusetts th a t grow five
tim es as many as the whole of Oregon •
Ing to the farm er, it is the present day
and date, and it is up to you to drive
th a t facH iom e.
“ R. M. W ADE & CO.”
This situation is in direct contrast to
the prices given out on the 1917 model
Ford car which is several dollars cheap
er than the 1916 model, while the car
has undergone some m arked improve
Bay Placed on a Par
Other Terminal Points Mark V Weatherford Calls
in Lumber Shipments
MEA ASMOKE NEW INDUSTRIES
Mark V. W eatherford, of Albany,
Oregon, candidate for Congressman
from this ¿ ‘sirict, was in the city
Thursday on a visit to this section. Mr.
W eatherford is not entirely a stranger
here, having had occasion to visit us
several tim es in the course of his law
business. He has been making a tour
of the southern Oregon counties and
has found much encouragem ent as to
his chances of overcom ing the normal
Republican m ajority in this district.
Mr. W eatherford has the appearance
of a thoroughly alive, clean and sound
gentlem an, in the early prim e of life,
The F ates have certainly been un
kind to Handon during the past few
years. One by one they have dealf us
heavy blows. F irst the fire; then the
long slump in the lumber m arket, caus Many Stories of New Plant*
Are Already Afloat
ing our mills to sh u t down; next the
loss of the Fifield and the Oakland;
then the death of our leading citizen,
Word was received a t the Bay Friday
the late Mr. K ronenberg, whose finan
ces had been a g re a t factor in m ain night th a t the Southern Pacific had
taining our industries; next the long- g ran ted term inal ra te s on lum ber from
And it is said, by those
shoiem en’s strik e which again caused a Coos Bay.
local tie up; and now ju st as we are re ' who claim to know, th a t in this short
covering from the last calam ity comes | m essage is contained news of utm ost
im portance to this section of the coun
the loss of the steam er Bandon.
To a community with less confidence try.
I t m eans th a t the Coos Bay country
in its future, less pluck and p ersever
ance, such a series of disasters would will be put on a par w ith Portland,
probably mean u tte r despair.
B ut not A storia and o ther term inal points in
here. Surely there m ust be an end to her shipm ents of lum ber to the E astern
this stre ak of ill luck som etim e and m arket. Much speculation as to ju st
th a t end cannot be fa r off.
We will how g re a t the im portance of it is has
accept it philosophically and despite re taken place on the Hay since the mes
verses increase our intensity of pur sage was received, and m any stories of
pose to m ake Bandon the busy com finishing plants being built have sprung
mercial and industrial center th a t its up. How much of this is tru e and how
vast resources hold in sto re .—W estern much is wild dream ing, prom pted by
the good news, it is difficult to tell.
In speaking of the situation E. E.
Johnson, probably one of the best in
Made Good Buy
formed men in the lum ber industry in
A short tim e ago, J. E. N orton, of the valley sta te d th a t the term inal
the Norton W arehouse, an ticip a'in g a ra te s undoubtedly would be of g re at
rapid rise in the price of flour, owing benefit to this section and th a t it would
to the high prices being paid the farm also m ean, in his opinion, the shipping
e r for his w heat by the millers of the of more finished lum ber and less of the
country, contracted for a thousand rough, which is practically the only
sacks of flour, the last consignm ent of lum ber product shipped a t the present
MARK V. W EA TH ER FO R D
which is due on the Patsy today. Even tim e. This, of course, would crea te a
before the flour arrived the advance in demand for finishing plants, which will
j doubtless be established. To ju s t w hat and it is predicted th a t he will give our
Norton is giving the consumer the ad- j e x ten t this wiM be the case il is im* present figure-head a run forhism oney.
Mr. W eatherford was born and raised
vantage of his foresight by selling th is ! P°s8ible a t this
to te l>-
flour at retail for less than the whole- I PhiliP Buehner of the Buehner Lum- in the sta te of Oregon. He is a grad
However, Mr. Norton j ber c ' n'P any ° f N orth Bend, w a s uate of the O. \ . C., was a high officer
sta te s th a t when the thousand sacks amonK those who insisted Coos Bay of the regim ent there. He is a gradu
are gone he will be unable to secure was entitled to shipping ra te s on lum a te of the law d e p artm en t of Ann A r
more a t the sam e price and will have to ber shipm ents to the east and evidently bor, Mich., tak in g the three highest
advance his prices here to keep pace camped on the trail of the railroad un- honors possible from this U niversity.
He has a very large law practice and is
j til he obtained a hearing.
with the wholesale price.
I The term inal rates, it is reported, progressive, energetic, and in short he
Growing Younger Again | will go into effect as soon as the tariffs is w hat is commonly known as a live
can be published by the company.
A rep o rt also comes from the Bay
If Mr. W eatherford is sent to con
M. K errigan called a t the Herald
office Thursday and made such an e f | th a t a m ovem ent will probably be g ress he will rep resen t the district
He has for
fective plea to have his age reduced sta rte d there soon to secure general from which he is sent.
I t is believed th a t the some years p ast said th a t the proper
from the 89 years w ith which we cred term inal rates.
ited him last week th a t we have con g ranting of term inal rates on lum ber is way to develop the coast counties is to
cluded to take off ten years and let him an opening wedge whereby the others im prove the harbors and rivers and if
se n t to congress we know th a t Mr.
stand a t 79. T h at would seem to still ! can be secured.
W eatherford will be active in this p a r
entitle him to re tire from active ser
Preparedness for the coming y e a r’s ticular and for this d istrict in general.
vice, as he proposes to do when he
work a t O. A. C. is going forw ard rap
finds a buyer for his straw berry tra c t idly and conditions will be more fav o r Mr. W eatherford’s record and life are
which he is advertising in the Herald. able for profitable stu d e n t activities j open books and the public is invited to
| look into them.
than ever before. Newly constructed
Report Made to Council
gravel roads and cem ent walks will Oerding Factory Starts
On Construction Work link the w est quadrangle more closely
Work on Autowriter*
to the central campus section.
and remodeled buildings, added equip
D uring the past month the Longston m ent, cam pus drinking fountains, new
A fte r more than a week spent in p e r
Construction company has done work departm ents, and most of all a group
fecting th eir machinery, the Oerding
on their stre e t contract am ounting to of new instructors.
M yrtle Wood F actory Saturday sta rte d
$4,548.50, according to the report of
tu rn in g out autow riters on a com m er
City Engineer Henderson which was
Hardware Price* Soar
cial scale. The m achinery for m anu
filed a t the re g u la r m eeting of the
factu rin g them , as now operated, has a
council Tuesday night. The report was
approved by the council and a w arrant
Farm ers who are contem plating buy capacity of about 180 an hour and a
authorized for 80 per cent of this ing farm im plem ents or any other sufficient num ber of finishers will be
am ount, to be turned over to the com- j hardw are in the near fu tu re will be , put to work to keep up with the lathe,
pany tom orrow night’providing no ob- ^ making a wise move to g e t w hat they provided enough orders are obtained to
jections to the work done is filed. The need now, according to N. C. Medley | keep it busy.
item ized rep o rt is as follows:
of the Coquille H ardw are company who J Several orders have already been
L aying 4-inch sew ers,572 lineal
says th a t withih the p ast few days placed with the company and as soon
fe e t a t 30 cents ...................... $ 171.60 j they have received notices of advance ■ as these are disposed of they will be in
Laying 6-inch sewers, 164 feet
in prices from nearly all the wholesale , a position to tak e care of any others
a t 45 c e n ts ........................... .....
73.80 | houses w ith which they deal. The ex th a t m ay come in.
Now th a t the schools of the country
10,958 cubic yards o f excava
tra c t from a le tte r from R. M. Wade
tion a t 35 c e n ts ............... ....... 3,835.40 and company, of Portland, which fol are all sta rtin g , W. W W illiams, in
1,106 linear fe e t of wooden
lows, explains the situation and gives a ventor ot the autow riter and demon
curbing a t 6 c e n ts .................
66.36 specific exam ple of how the rise will s tra to r for the company, will leave a t
Plank roadway, 223 feet a t 50
increase the price of farm m achinery: once on a tour of the sla te in an effort
“ H ere is the situation:
E astern to place the device in as many schools
Concrete sidewalks, 2,520 sq.
He expects to go first to
m anufacturers from whom we buy have as possible.
fe et a t l l i cents ..................... _ 289.84 a(j vanced prices from 10 per cent as Ashland and to work from th ere north,
T o ta l.......................................... $4,548.50 high as 33 1-3 per cent, and because of tak in g in all the larger towns in the
The property owners on H enry s tre e t ! Ibis advance we are compelled to g et Rogue R iver and W illam ette valleys.
will be interview ed by a com m ittee, out a new price list for our No. 34 A fte r covering the sta te it is probable
composed ot the Mayor and the chair catalogue, which will go into effect on th a t he will go into W ashington and
U ntil then from there to California.
man of the stre e t com m ittee, in an e f or before Ja n u a ry 1, 1917.
fort to g e t their consent to the im our No. 34 price list will govern, e x pany expects to work most of the w est
provem ent of th a t s tre e t so th at it can cepting all our prices are subject to ern p a rt of the United S ta te s while
they are perfecting their m an u fa ctu r
be done along with the work on Second change w ithout notice.
’ ‘To illustrate w hat this large advance ing facilities and before a tte m p tin g to
stre e t, which is making a very pro
nounced change in the appearance of will mean, we call your attention to e n te r the E astern territory in a general
one staple article. A 14’ Steel Bean, way.
th a t p a rt of town.
Mr. W illiam s’ plan of procedure will
The question of filtering the city wa Rock Island T u rf and Stubble Plow
A t the new be to dem onstrate his invention in ths
te r also came up for discussion and it now retails a t $17.35.
was decided th a t it would not do to al price this ploijs will retail for $21.65 or schools of the town which he visits and
a t the sam e tim e place the article with
low another sum m er to pass w ithout an advance of $4.30.
“ Kindly bear in mind th a t these are the dealers of the place who handle
a filter being installed, as the supply
this sum m er has not been as good as simply the cold facts and if properly school supplies.
appreciated offer you an excellent m er
The m em bers of the com pany are
m ight be wished.
Many minor m atters of business chandising opportunity as until the well pleased with the progress th a t is
came before the council, such as order raise goes into effect we will sell you being made in gettin g the article before
ing the im provem ent of bad places in a t presen t prices until the stock is e x the people of the country, and are con
some of the board walks in the north hausted, subject to w hatever change fident of the success of the venture.
O f the m any prom inent in stru cto rs in
end of town, the disposal o f surplus we m ay have to m ake.
“ If you put in sufficient stock now to penm anship who have given the auto-
d irt in the grading of Second s tre e t
carry you for 1917, you will unquestion w riter a trial, not one, sta te s President
and the like.
All the councilmen, w ith the excep ably profit largely by it, as will your Norton, has anything but praise for the
tion of Sanford and G ardner, were p re custom ers, who by the way are entitled results obtained, and many of them al
sent, besides Mayor Johnson, City En to fu 1! inform ation concerning this con ready consider the autow riter as an in-
gineer Henderson, City A ttorney S ta n dition.
dispensible p a rt of their equipm ent.
ley, and Marshal Epperson. The coun
" I f ever there was a tim e in the
I t is likely th a t the developm ent of
cil adjourned until W ednesday, A ugust farm im plem ent business when buying this industry will provide em ploym ent
PER YEAR $1.50
ORGANIC UNION IS THEIR AIM
FlfiHT IS OVER W E T TAXES
the main, with the spirit which em an
ates from the higher-ups.
In tLis city, the Oregon Pow er Co.
has d ealt fairly and even liberally with
the public. Instead of taking over the !
lighting plant and then sitting tig h t and
squeezing out of its enforced patrons
the ultim ate dollar for the cheapest!
service th a t they would stand for, the
M. E. and M. EL South Meet first move wus to improve the plant, Frank B. Waite’* Attorney
then voluntarily reduce the ra te s and
and Agree Upon Article*
Present* Argument for
put on the 24-hour service.
provem ent in the service was made so
g re a t th at we can hardly realize now
under w hat unbearable conditions we
worried along before, when we never
knew during the day w hether we would
use electric lights or candles th a t even
ing; when people w ent to the picture
Movement Is Not Confined show und paid their admission with the Judge Hammond Advises a
m ental reservation th a t provided for
to Local Churches
m aking their way out w ith m atches
and findii g th eir way home in the dark.
I t is very probable th a t there will be U nder M anager McKenna, the Oregon Tc The E d ito r:—T here has been con
a federation of the two Methodist Pow er Co. in Coquille has been a friend siderable discussion, first and last,
churches of Coquille, the M ethodist of the public and leader in the develop about the so-called “ Kinney T ax Cas
Episcopal and the M ethodist Episcopal m ent of the town and has plans under es ;” but I find th a t very few people
South, within the m ear fu tu re. Com consideration now th a t will keep their know a n y th in g about the real situ a
m ittees from both churches m et a t the end of it up with the m arch of events. tion. As th e question involved is one
M. E. church South Saturday night
In this connection, the visit to the of public in te re s t and im portance, it
and agreed upon the articles of confed Coos Bay country of H. M. Byllesby
ought to be b e tte r understood.
eration, and if these are approved by may m ean a lot more than appears on
As these cases a re now on tria l in
the m em bership of the two churches the surface. It hardly seem s probable
the am algam ation will have been com th a t a mail whose activities extend not the circuit court, in suits w herein the
pleted, and the appointm ent of a pas only over this country but across the county seeks to foreclose T ax Certifi
tor will be le ft to the bi.hops of the seas in lines of deep-w ater steam ers cates issued by the county for delin
would spend a day or two in simply quent tax es, I shall not a tte m p t to dis
The com m ittee from the M. E.‘ looking over a field in which his invest cuss any of the questions involved in
church was: H arry L. Varney, Mrs. J. m ents were com paratively insignificant, those su its—-such as the leg ality of
T. Nosier, Mrs. Jas. Richmond, Rev. unless there were som ething bigger be the tax, etc.—hut shall confine m yself
T. H. Downs and H. O Auderson. low the horizon. Mr. Byllesby’s visit to a sta te m en t of the adm itted facts,
T hat of the M. E. church South was: is in line with the faith th a t the devel and my conclusions a s to w hat good
E. E. Johnson, M. O. Hawkins, P. E. opm ents in the Coos Bay country in business sense dem ands, in order to
D rane, Mrs. Frank Leslie and R. S. th e next few years will be of a magni s tiv e the best in te re sts of the county.
Knowlton. The first m eeting was held tude of which we now have little con " I t is a condition and not a theory th a t
confronts u s.” The condition is this:
Friday night, when many phases of the ception.
There is about $80,000.00, by the coun
situation were taken up and discussed
ty 's figures, charged up a g a in st these
by the m em bers of the com m ittees.
Josephine County Fair
“ Kinney P ro p e rtie s” as taxes, penal
An adjourned m eeting was called for
Saturday night, when an agreem ent
The annual Josephine county fair ties, in te re s t and costs, of whicn
was reached and the articles of confed will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday am ount about one-half is the original
eration were decided upon.
and Thursday, Septem ber 19, 20 and 21, taxes. If the cases go on the costs
There is a possibility th a t no action a t G rants Pass. The fair board and will increase until the cost will be,
will be taken on the m atter this y e ar as citizens’ com m ittees have filled the probably, $120,000.00, or about three
the M. E. South Conference, which three days with events of interest, in tim es the original tax .
was held a t Corvallis last week, was cluding sports and carnival features, a g a in st which these tax es a re assessed
over and Rev. H. M. Law again as and each evening a fte r the g a te s a t the a re all wild and unim proved, sand hills
signed to this church before the m a tte r fa ir grounds close the stre e ts of the and ra ™ies, covered w ith bru sh and
of the federation could be brought be city will be alive w ith the carnival stum ps and, fo r the m ost p a rt, divid
fore them . The M. E. conference will spirit. There will be dancing every ed into lots and blocks—a bout 3,000
be held at Lebanon on Septem ber 27.
evening, and a mask carnival on the parcels in ail. It has p ractically no
The split in the M ethodist Episcopal last night.
value except fo r speculative purposes.
church which resulted in the form ation
The entries in the agricultural and T here is no p re sen t dem and or m ark et
of the two factions, occurred in 1844 stcek show will be the la rg e st ever re for it.
The claim s of th e county
and was over the slave question. The corded here, and rivalry for the aw ards a g a in st this p ro p e rty a re in the shape
im m ediate cause a t the tim e, snd the will be intense.
Buildings for the ot a series of T ax C ertificates—which
action which probably brought on the housing of the exhibits are being e rect ore the sam e as m o rtg ag es—- com
crisis, was the m apriage of a southern ed a t the ball park, where the fa ir will m encing w ith the y ear 1907.
bishop, to a woman who was a slave be held.
county has commenced to foreclose its
“ F a rm er” Sm ith, known throughout m ortgage fo r th e years 1907-8-9, and
A t p re sen t there is a widespread
the w est for the work he has done in is p re p arin g to foreclose fo r la te r
movem ent among m em bers of both
advancing the agricultural in te rests years. The case for 1907 and 8 is on
churches for reunion.
and especially the corn industry, will tria l, the case for 1909 is ready for
conferences of each institution have
deliver two addresses during the fair, l rial and the case for 1910 is being
appointed a com m ittee of 25 to d ra ft
and the U tah-Idaho Sugar company prepared for tria l. The costs of fore- •
articles of federation, these to be pre
have promised to send their e x p ert in closure thus fa r, as entered on the
sented a t the next general conference.
beet culture here from Salt Lake to county books, is $2231.81 fo r 1907 and
It is generally understood th a t these
speak upon two days of the fair.
$.':012.30 fo r 1908. The costs fo r 1909
conferences will be held a t the same
have not yet been entered. The net
place a t the sam e tim e and they will
ta x fo r 1907 and 8 is $3283.82 and $3,-
make an effort to agree upon the a rti Str. Patsy Establishes
552.42 respectively. It thus a p p ears
cles prepared by the jo in t com m ittee.
Regular Schedule th a t the costs of foreclosure is about
In the m eantim e a num ber of the
the sam e as the n et tax, and, a s only
churches, in various p a rts of the coun
the cost of publishing the sum m ons
try have federated.
The gas schooner P atsy, C aptain
In W estern Oregon the M. E. Church Pending, arrived a t the municipal dock has been entered a t this tim e and ail
South is not nearly as strong as the M. Wednesday with a cargo of flour and the costs of the tria l are y e t to be en
tered, it is safe to say th a t th e costs
E. and it is said th a t the church here is feed for the Norton warehouse.
the only one th a t is self-supporting in is the first ocean-going vessel to come of foreclosure will am ount to more
th an the n et tax . In other w ords, the
this p a rt of the state.
this fa r up the river since the Ahwa-
The bishop of the N orthw estern con neda discontinued her trips some tim e county is spending dollar fo r dollar in
ference area of the M. E. Church ago, on account of the difficulty en an effort to collect these taxes. In o r
der to ju stify so g re at an expenditure
South is W alter R. Lam buth. and th a t countered a t the S trang shoal.
of the M. E. Church is M att S. Hughes.
I t is the intention of Capt. Pending of the county funds there o ught to he
to m ake schedule trips betw een this a reasonable prospect th a t the county
H. M. Byllesby Tour* the
port and Portland from now on, if the will get it’s money back; b u t if you
Coos Bay Country conditions perm it, leaving there S a tu r will read this article carefully I will
day night and arriving here Tuesday. prove to you th a t the county is hound
W hether or not this plan is carried out to lose every dollar of this money, as
Perhaps the m ost "distinguished vis depends upon the amount of freig h t well as nearly nil of its taxes. 1 will
ito r” who has visited the Coos Bay obtainable and upon the condition of show you th a t the county is playing a
country this y ear was seen on our the channel in the river.
gam e where th ere is no chance to win,
stre ets for a few m inutes last Friday,
Nothing has been done as y e t to re and the sam e policy persued long
when H. M. Byllesby, of Chicago, spent lieve the difficulty a t the S tra n g shoal, enough, will b a nkrupt the county. L et
a short tim e looking over this small which, it is said, is the only place be us take the first ease first.
corner of the extended field over which tw een here and Bandon where there is
The n et ta x claimed a g a in st th is
his activities extend. It is hardly neces not already sufficient w a ter to insure I ro p erty for the y ear 1907 is $3280.92,
sary to tell who W. H. Byllesby is, for a ship the size of the P atsy safe pas the penalty and in te rest $5233.56, the
his name is fam iliar to every one. As sage. It is claimed th a t when the costs of foreclosure to d ate, $2231.81,
president of the H. M. Byllesby Co., river channel was dredged two years
m aking a to ta l of $10,074.19. Now let
the g re at owners and m anagers of pub ago the dredge people failed to remove
us suppose th a t thiH tax case proceeds
lic utility companies, not only in Oregon a sunken log a t this spot which extends
to final ju d g m en t and th a t the county
b u t elsew here, his name is a household directly across the river and which is
g ets judgm ent for every cent th a t it
w ord. N ot only th at, it is about the blamed for the present trouble. The
claim s. W hat n e x t? T he clerk then
only one we know of connected with intention now is to have the bucket
gives a copy o f th e judgm ent to the
public utilities th a t is never m entioned dredge, which is a t work on the upper
sneriff and he posts notices of sale for
with approbrium and inclination toward river, blow out this log and redredge
ten days and a t the end of th a t tim e
profanity. In this sta te the in terests the channel.
The engineer of the
of the H. M. Byllesby Co. are held in dredge has already notified his superiors sells all of the property, either to
some ladder or to the county itself.
the name of the Oregon Power Co. The
Portland of the conditions and it is
Oregon Pow er Co. has owned and oper thought th a t the work on the Strang T here will be no bidders and the coun
ated the lighting plants on Coos Bay shoal will be done a t once, a fte r which ty w ilLhave to bid in the property it
for some six or eight years.
I t has the dredge will finish its work between i self, fo r th e follow ing reasons: In
the first place the property is not of-
owned th a t of Coquille and Myrtle here and M yrtle Point.
ferred to the h ig h est bidder, as under
Point for a shorter period. B ut if any
The Patsy has a capacity of about
one has had a legitim ate com plaint to 150 tons and according to P ort Com the old law , b u t is offered to the p e r
m ake as to the service rendered or the missioner J. E. N orton it is capable of son who will pay all the taxes, penal
rate« charged, or in a general way of handling all of the present business be ties, in te re s t and costs assessed
a g ain st the p roperty from the year
the dealings of the company with the tween here and Portland.
1907 to d ale, (w hich nm ount in the a g
public, the w riter has not been inform
On her present trip the Patsy loaded j
g re g ate to m ore th an $80,000.00), and
nothing from here for the return trip;
This is a record of which any corpora but those interested hope th a t when tak e in exchange for such paym ent
tion. supposing th a t a corporation had her schedule becomes known some re the sm allest proportion of the proper
ty sold. T his is the law. No one
a soul cspsble of feeling emotion, m ight turn freig h t will become available.
v.ants to invest so much money in a
well be proud, and on which Mr. Byl-
P o w e r ot P « * m o n .
lesby, being blessed with a soul may
tliat g,rN are getting tax title to th a t kind of property,
lo ssib ly a few lots m ight be sold to
congratulate himself. For it is evident t>|)er yp#f ,jy year ••
th at, like most corporations, the H. M.
- w h a t if ftlrls get so tall th a t men persons who w anted them fo r some
special purpose, if it w ere not for the
Byllesby Co. takes its policy from it» j can t wnlk w ith th em 7”
head and th a t iU num berless employes
“Fashion will Introduce some kind of fa ct th a t th e law also provide* th a t all
and representatives m eet the public, in [ a bend.”—Puck.
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