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T he coquille H erald
News of County, i’ t i te and
National Interest 1 jld in
Brief Concis. Form
HIVERTO'. iViiNno. c.rUSED
Preliminary Survey on Road
to Curry Completed
The Powers camps operated all day
Sunday in order that the loggers might
attend the circus yesterday.
The 55th annual State Fair opened
yesterday at Salem with visitors pres
ent from all parts o f the state. The
fair will close Saturday.
Prof. Zeuber, a mining expert, is ex
pected at Powers soon to pass on the
mineral deposits there, as a result of
the many stories of rich finds that have
been rife for some time.
The Coos Bay Harbor makes the sug
gestion through its editorial columns
that the name of the city o f North
Bend be changed to Coos Bay, in order
to make identification easier.
The report comes from Gardiner that
the Star Lumber Company, which has
large timber holdings along the Ump
qua, have completed arrangements for
the construction o f a large pulp mill at
The report comes from San Francisco
that Fred Linderman's steamer Wasp
has been chartered for one year for
gulf service at a rate o f $300 a day.
This is one o f the highest charters on
record for a steam schooner.
The Magee coal mine, at Riverton,
has been sold to a Portland Syndicate
headed by W. S. Hall, according to re
ports. Mr. Magee will be retained as
foreman and the mine will be operated
at limit capacity.
Hereafter students o f Willamette
University who indulge in intoxicants
or cigarettes will sever their relations
with the institution. Dances are also
forbidden, and students are discouraged
in the use o f tobacco.
A. M. Baird, a young man who has
been employed at the Moore mill in
Bandon is at the Bandon hospital from
the result o f an accident which oc
curred at the plant Monday afternoon
and which caused the loss o f half o f his
Leading bakers at New York stated
that unless legislation was rapidly
framed to check the export o f wheat
to foreign countries, flour would ad
vance to $14 per barrel by next spring,
and the five-cent loaf would be retailed
at 20 cents.
William Harvey Christis, who ap
peared at the desk o f R. R. Turner, in
the U. S. land office at Roseburg, yes
terday, and represented himself to be a
son o f John D. Rockefeller, was arrest
ed by Sheriff Quine and lodged in the
county jail. He will be examined by
the sanity board and will probably be
committed to the asylum.
PER YEAR $1.50
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY. OREGON. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. 1916.
struction o f its factor} here, and in
miscellaneous expenses connected with
the enterprise. By the time the fac
tory is completed and ready to begin
making sugar the investment o f the
company will exceed $1,000,000 by a
most comfortable margin,—Rogue Riv
Shipping Bill a Real Aid
By William G. McAdoo, Secretary of
The president’s approval o f the ship
ping bill marks the only genuine and
definite step forward that we have
taken in a half century lor the restora
tion o f the American fl.*g to the high
seas. If this bill created a shipping
board alone, with sufficient power, as it
does, to protect American shipping
against the unfair, and in times past,
cut-throat practices o f foreign shipping
trusts and combinations, it would be a
cause for congratulations.
can a combination o f foreign aud do
mestic ship-owners destroy indepen
dent competition under the American
flag on the high seas through the prac
tice o f “ fighting ships, ” because it is
outlawed by the present act.
American investor can now enter the
shipping business with the assurance of
protection against unfair practices and
with the knowledge that he has a pow
erful government board to which he
can appeal to redress wrongs.
wise, the American shipper and the
American producer are assured o f pro
tection against many unfair and dis
criminatory practices and extortions to
which they have been subjected in past
The shipping board has not the wide
powers o f the British board o f trade—
I wish it had—but, at least it has
ample power to protect and to help in
calculably, not only the American ship
per and the shipowner, but, as well,
American commerce upon the high
I believe that the bill will also benefit
American shipyards, because the more
we build up an American merchant
marine, the greater will be the profit
able growth o f the American shipbuild
The bill gives the shipping board
$50,000,000 for the purpose o f con
structing a n d purchasing merchant
ships suitable for naval auxilaries, and
for the commerce o f the United States.
Most o f these vessels will undoubtedly
be built in American shipyards.
erican navy yards will also aid.
not expected that $50,(XX),000 will create
a sufficient American merchant marine,
but this money can be so wisely ex
pended by the shipping board as to
greatly stimulate shipbuilding in this
country; to induce the development of
superior types o f merchant vessels to
any now in existence and to provide a
part o f that indispensible naval auxil
iary merchant marine without which
the great navy we are going to build
would be ineffective in case o f war.
BUREA\K OUT FOR WILSON,
“THE GREATEST ST ATESMAN”
tion should be made now, according to
the Agricultural College specialists,
wEiile it is easy to distinguish between
the early and late maturing aars.
These ears should be well matured, o f
medium size, well formed, with quite
deep kernel and good top and bud.
They should then be stored where there
is no danger o f frost or mold affecting
0. A. C. MEN
TALK TO CLUB
Prof. R. D. Hetzel and Prof.
First Steps Toward Marching
Paul Maris Explain Exten
Organization Which May
School Savings Inaugurated
sion Work of College
Include Entire County
In Coquille Schools
DR. G .E. LOW IS DRILL MASTER
Will Try to bo Ready for
hibition at Corn Show
A marching organization, that will
include every town in the county, is
the plan that is being fostered by the
local marching club, which was organ
ized on the 17th o f this month and
which held its first drill at the Ko-Keel
Klub rooms Tuesday night. Two drills
have been held since that time and a
great deal o f interest is being displayed
in the matter. The primary object of
the organization here is to have an or
ganization for ornate marching that
will be available for the Corn Show
November 10 and 11; but the broader
plan is being considered and will doubt
less be worked out in time. Just now
it is taking all the energies o f the men
to perfect the squad here in time for
their first exhibition.
At the meeting when the organiza
tion was accomplished, Dr. G. Earl
Low was elected drill master and the
name “ Coosonians” was adopted for
It is likely that,
if the other towns o f the county come
in as is planned, they will be given a
chance to help upon the permanent
name o f the organization. It is planned
to have a name for the body as a whole;
the individual units from the different
towns being designated by the name of
the town in connection with the gen
eral name. For example, under that
system the club formed here last week
would be known as the “ Coquille Coos
The object o f having the
larger organization is that, in event
Coos county should wish to participate
in any eveht away from the county, it
would be possible to bring together
enough trained men to make a respect
able showing. It is part o f the plan
that when uniforms are obtained to
have them the same for all divisions of
Tho Commercial Club has endorsed
the activities o f the marching club
here and, while no action has been
taken, it is likely that they will be
asked to cooperate in the matter o f
perfecting the county organization.
To obtain a large number o f men
from different parts o f the county, who
have scant opportunity to drill to-
gethi r, and to train them to the per
fection necessary to still make a cred
itable showing when maneuvering to
gether, is a difficult task, according to
Dr. Low, and he admits that it will
take a great deal o f work upon the
part of the men who compose the
squads, as well as those engaged in
Fr m 20 to 30 men have been attend
ing the drills held here and it is ex
pected that more will be added from
time to time; but even this number,
multiplied by the number o f towns in
the county, would bring the total num
ber o f the Coos County Coosonians up
to 150 or 200 men.
The “ System Bank”
method o f
school savings vill be inaugurated in
the Coquille schools tomorrow from the
fourth grade up, a’ d it is hoped that a
large number o f the pupils will start
savings accounts. Each pupil will be
presented with an introductory card
indicating that he is a pupil o f the Co
quille schools. On presenting this in
troduction, together with a deposit of
ten cents, at the Farmers and Mer
chants Bank, he will be given a small
bank in which to keep his savings.
When he has accumulated one dollar or
more, he presents it at the cashier’ s
window for deposit on a savings ac
count that will draw interest.
ten cents left at the hank at the time
he received his savings bank, is placed
to his credit in his regular account
when he makes the first deposit.
part o f the school in this scheme is to
encourage the children to save by giv
ing systematic instruction in the value
o f thrift and also to keep in touch with
the savers by keeping a system o f
records o f savings and deposits.
is one of the most important undertak
ings the school has entered upon but
its value to the community will depend
upon the number o f children that start
I f the Bchool and
the parents, working together, can
bring one hundred children of Coquille
to the point where they '.vill prefer to
deposit their nickles rather than spend
them for the fleeting pleasure o f candy
and ice cream cones, they will have
done the community a valuable service.
German American Unreliance
“ When Heinie Zimmerman hits th’
ball over th’ fence we know it ain’ t no
accident. When Ty Cobb refuses to
try an’ win a ball game we know he’ s
seriously ill. When John L. Sullivan
arises to remark that this is some good
old world to live in an’ the U. S. A.
has it on all the rest o f them both ways
frt>m th’ ace, we know we kin bank on
it; an’ when Fred Funston says he kin
keep all th’ peace we need down on th’
Mexican border we don’ t need no b o I os
from Rooserfelt, or th’ German-Ameri-
can Unreliance, noi nobody else, see?
“ But somehow when this here
Hughes comes around to my place to
tell me what a good guy he’ s always
been an’ what a fine place I ’ m keepin,'
believe me, I begin to try an’ remem
ber where I saw that feller before.
An' some way or nuther I can’ t place
him; I can’ t remember ever seein’ him
around before, an’ so I wonder what he
wants. He aint’ after nothin’ at all, I
find, exceptin’ that between him an'
me th’ country’ s in bad, he says, an’
ain’ t as prosperous as I thought it was,
an’ if I want to get in on a good thing
in a quiet little game he’ s dealin’ all
himself an just a-lettin’ a few bosom
friends in on it, he’ ll be willin’ for me
to help him get elected President, bein’
as he is out o f work at present.
seems that he quit his old job an’ hopes
I ’ ll help him land a better one.
Announcing his support of President
Wilson. Luther Burbank, the horticul
turist wizard of California, said:
“ I believe him to I k * the greatest
statesman we have ever had."
Mr. Burbank, the Edison of scientific
horticulture, declared that without re
The State University library now serve he indorsed the position announc
contains 65,115 books, o f which number ed a week earlier by Thomas A Edi
son. Both Burbank and Edison have
2,377 have been added since June 1.
The beginnings o f what are intended to
“ Well, I ’ ve got a room full o f green
be substantial law and architectural
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goods that I ’ ve bought in my time, an’
libraries were made this year.
Jury Fails to Agree
I ’ m gettin’ too old to take any m ore.”
the library is free to residents o f the
Persons desiring to borrow
A fter about ten hours o f deliberation,
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books should communicate with M. H.
the jury in the case of Arnold McLay,
Douglass, librarian, Eugene.
o f Beaver Hill, on trial for a statutory
“ I think,” remarked the brlndle fac
County Commissioner G e o .
offense charged against him by Agnes ed old hen, "thnt I’ll go Into business.”
strong reports that the preliminary
Brown, also o f Beaver Hill, failed to
“ What kind o f business?" asked the
surveys for the opening o f the remain
agree and were discharged by Judge Innocent young rooster.
ing portion o f the Township line road
Coke. The final stand v/as ten to two
“ Well," clucked the old hen, “ I may
between Bandon and the Curry county
for conviction. District Attorney Lil- set up an egg plant."—Chicago News.
line has been completed and that at the
jeqvist says that he will endeavor to
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next meeting o f the county court the
have the case retried at this term of
clerk will be authorized to issue a call
court, although this may not be pos
for bids. The survey work was done
by a crew under the supervision o f J.
Mrs. Minette Phildrick, who is said
A. Elliott, assistant county roadmaster.
to be furnishing McLay with the funds
While attempting to escape from a
to fight his case and with whom he tes
convoy o f convicts while the men were
tified on the witness stand he was en
crossing the Pudding river bridge in a
gaged to be married, was present at
truck en route to the flax fields at the
the trial, accompanied by her six-year-
state penitentiary Saturday, Earl J.
old child. McLay is still under bonds.
Love, serving a term in the peniten
tiary from Malheur county, was shot
Will Move October 1
by Guards Leland T. Murphy and T. G.
by Underwood A Underwood
Heath and died at the penitentiary hos
LU TH E R BURBANK.
The work o f remodeling the building
pital shortly afterwards.
He was 24
occupied by the Busy Corner Grocery
years old and one o f the most desper lieon lifeWuc Republic an* Edison put
is progressing rapidly and will be com
It tills way:
ate convicts in the penitentiary.
"Times are loo serloua to talk In pleted in time to enable the Model Gro
Urging that labor support President terms of Republicanism or Democracy cery to move its slock in by the first.
Wilson in hts campaign for re-election, When Ifg America that 1» at stake The Model will close Saturday night
W. G. Lee, president o f the Brothe»- men have pot lo vote as Americans. A and the moving o f the stock will begin
hood o f Railroad Trainmen, has sent fool or a coward would have had the at once. The partition in the building
out a bulletin in which it was “ urgently United States In all sorts of trouble that will hereafter house the consoli
As 1t Is. we are at peace, the country
requested that the position taken by
was never more prosperous, and we dated interests o f the two stores has
President Wilson and both branches o f have the strength that comes with bon been removed and the larger room that
congress be not forgotten, and that all or and integrity o f purpose "
has resulted will be a decided advan
members use every honorable means to
tage in the display o f stock.
retain in office, regardless o f partisan
Greatest Benefit *o Farmers.
beliefs, those who have proven their
When congress passed the rural cred
Select Seed Com
its bill a few weeks ago it placed upon
loyalty to the cause o f labor.**
the statute books a meas.ire of greater
Figures which Mr. Bramwell has direct benefit to the fa mers of the
Belter quality and yield o f next sea-
compiled speak eloquently o f what the United States than any legislation an I son’ s Oregon corn crop may be fur
sugar company is doing in the Grants acted since the creation o f the depart thered by careful selection of home
Pass district. To date the company ment o f agriculture, now nearly a gen grown, acclimated seed. Since matur-
has expended $791,191.98 in the con- eration ago.—The National Monthly
j ity ia one o f the vital factor« the aelec- 1
COUNTY AGENT AND HIS WORK
Community Problems Afford
him a Real Field
Prof. R. D. Hetzel and Prof. Pau
Maris, o f the extension division o f the
Oregon Agricultural College, addressed
the Commercial Club at their regular
meeting Tuesday night. Both men ex
plained the work that the college was
trying to do through their individual
Prof. Maris, who is closely
connected with the wgrk o f the County
Agents all over the state, explained
the work that is being done by them
and dwelt upon the potential power for
good contained in this office.
ing to him, the general impression held
by the farmers o f the state as to the
functions o f the County Agents is er
roneous. The County Agent does not
find his primary duties in teaching the
individual farmer how to conduct his
farm, nor in merely acting as an in
structor in agriculture. Prof. Maris
believes that there are problems of
greater importance to the entire com
munity, commonly known as com
munity problems, and that in helping to
solve these, the County Agent finds his
true field o f endeavor.
contrasted the wav in which the busi
ness men o f the average town get to
gether to discuss the problems o f the
community to the way in which the
farmers, through lack o f an oppor
tunity to meet often and easily, each
attempt to solve their individual prob
lems and allow those o f the community
to remain unattended to.
the farmers to consider more items re
lating to their common welfare, Prof.
Maris believes that the County Agent
can and is becoming invaluable.
A fter listening to the addresses the
Club got down to business and heard
the report from Judge Watson, chair
man o f the committee appointed at the
last meeting to go before the city coun
cil with the matter of securing munici
pal aid in promoting a band.
council has taken the matter under
consideration and appointed a commit
tee to meet with the Club committee
to determine the probable assistance
needed. A fter a discussian o f the mat
ter, in which various members of the
Club took part, a committee, composed
o f C. A. Howard, F. Cl True and J. A.
Lamb, was appointed to offer the co
operation and assistance o f the Com
mercial Club to the Marching Club that
was drilling at the time in the Ko-Keel
Football Practice Begins
High school football practice started
Thursday with just eleven men in the
field, although several more have shown
up at practice since that time.
Geary has been putting the boys thru
the preliminary steps so far; but some
practice in actual skirmishing will be
had with the independent team some
time this week.
The material with which Mr. Geary
is going out after the county cham
pionship this year is practically all new,
none o f the team having had more than
one year’s experience, while several
I are trying the game for the first time.
I The absence o f experienced heads has
i rendered Coach Geary's task harder
j than it would otherwise have been; but
he says the boys are interested and
willing to work hard which is prerequi
site to a good team. Another difficulty
which Coach Geary will have to sur
mount is the extreme lightness of his
players. A lig h t'te a m , on the other
hand, has the advantage in speed,
which adds a little light to what might
otherwise be a rather dark outlook.
Negotiations Being Made by
That Company tor the Ban
don Lighting System
Those who were out to practice the
first night and others who may be
Fred Lorenz, J a c k
Leach, Phillip Johnson, Chas. Willey,
James Nosier, Ellis Ellwood, Clyde Le
vine, Wesley Downs, Wm. Peart, John
Stanley, Otto Davis, James Mast and
Herbert Lukins. Mr. Geary also states
that his brother Paul Geary, who is at
present with t h e Oregon National
Guard at Clackamas, expects to come
here and enter school within the next
week, and that he expects to play.
WILL EXTEND LINE FROM BAT
To Connect Marshfield and
Bandon, Ore., Sept. 23.—The Bandon
Light & Power Company has just con
cluded preliminary negotiations with
the Oregon Power Company which may
result in the sale o f their holdings to
that organization, says the Coos Bay
Times under the above date line.
L. Martin, manager o f the Oregon
Power Company, at Marshfield *was
here this week conferring with the
to Lord Speyer
Marion Reynolds, son o f Mr. and
Mrs. L. E. Reynolds,
Nortn Bend but now o f Acme, has ar
rived here for a few days’ visit with
friends and with his parents, says the
He is now private secretary to Lord
Speyer o f the noted English Banking
House, who was banished to the United
States when England began ousting
residents o f German origin.
Speyer has been making his headquar
ters in Boston during the war, but had
to make a trip to San Francisco and
Mr. Reynolds is taking advantage of
the opportunity to visit at home.
It is understood that two propositions
were made. One was to buy electricity
from the Oregon Power company to
supply the local plant and the other
was for the sale outright of the Ban
don plant and distributing system. The
principal stockholders in the Bandon
plant arc the J. L. Kronenberg estate,
the Bank o f Bandon, First National
Lank o f Bandon, Manager Elliott, C.
McC. Johnson, Mr. Webb and Ool.Rosa.
According to information given out
at the conference o f Manager Martin
with the Bandon men, the Oregon
Power Company is now figuring on ex
tending a high power transmission line
from Marshfield to the valley points.
He will be on the Bay until Sunday
when he goes to Acm e and will then
start east, having to he in Boston by
Marion Reynolds’ progress has been
watched with much interest bv the
many friends o f the young man on Coos
Bay. He was prominent in high school
affairs, and going to the University of
California, he became private secretary
to President Wheeler, and later secured
a scholarship at Harvard where he
completed his course last year. His
present position is not only luccrative,
hut it affords him a wonderful oppor
tunity for development and for getting
in touch with men o f big affairs.
The Oregon Power Co. buys its elec
tricity from the C. A . Smith Co. The
latter company now has a high power
line to Delmar to furnish electricity for
the Smith-Powers coal mine.
The Oregon Power Company pro
poses to extend this line eight and one-
haif miles to Coquille to furnish elec
tricity to operate the Coquille and
Myrtle Point systems, which it owns.
His younger brother Fred, who is
also a student at Harvard is now laid
up in New York with a sprained ankle.
He has just returned from a trip to
France. He had hoped to go to the
front and get material for some maga
zine and newspaper stories but he could
not. He made the trip over on a mule-
ship, being "one of the chambermaids
for about 1,200 long eared Missourians,”
as he puts it.
In addition to this it is proposed to
cross the river at Cedar Point, putting
in a high power line to the Riverton
and Lampa Creek mines which are to
be electrified. I f this line is continued
on to Bandon, it will be nineteen miles
o f high power line from Coquiile.
As near as could be gathered from
the conference and the proposition as
outlined, the Oregon Power Company
will malte an expenditure o f between
$y0,000 and $100,(MX) if they take over
the Bandon plant and put in the high
power lines outlined.
First Exclusive Stock
Train Out of Coos
A train o f 18 or 20 cars o f cattle will
leave Myrtle Point next Monday morn-
ing, it is believed, or maybe on Sunday
night, billed directly to Portland.
train will probably be run as an extra
The afternoon freight from Eugene
has been bringing in stock cars for the
past two or three days, preparatory to
making up the train in question.
O.P. PLANS BIG
j In addition to supplying the larger
j centers, it would make electric power
and light available for all points along
The carrying out o f the project will
also mean the doubling o f the electric
plant at the Smith mill in Marshfield.
This would cost another (50,0Q0 or $75,-
However, by merging the electric
! business, it is claimed that the cost o f
overhead operations would be reduced
The train will be loaded by the .and that electricity could he furnished
Dement family and the cattle will be much more cheaply at all points than
brought to Myrtle Point for loading. were it handled as a Beperate unit.
The cattle which will be shipped come
from the Dement and other ranges in
To Debate for Cup
the southern part of Coos county and
the train will be the first exclusive
stock train to leave the Coos county
University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.,
district. The Dements are extensive Sept. 23. The high schools o f Oregon
stock raisers and buy many cattle, as are drifting back to the stirring old de
well as handle those which they raise. bating days o f two generations ago, if
Heretofore most o f their stock has the enrollment in the Oregon high
been consumed locally but some were school debating league for the season
driven over the mountains to Roseburg, o f 1916-17 is evidence.
there to be shipped to their destina ! So far 56 high schools have entered,
tion. This train load, it is said, goes and a number o f registrations has not
to the Portland stockyards. —Record.
yet come. The entire registration last
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year was 51, for the year preceding 41,
Writes from Langlois
and for the year before that 33.
R L. Kirk, superintendent o f schools
The following word comes from Lans o f Springfield, Or., is president of the
Leneve, who, with Mrs. Leneve, is league, and Earl Kilpat.ick, assistant
dean o f the University o f Oregon ex
camping at Langlois;
tension division, is secretary-treasurer.
The wrecking crew that was working
The schools compete for a University
on the Steamer Bandon, stranded on
o f Oregon cup, which is awarded to the
the rocks at Port Orford, have given
winner in finals thai are held at the
her up. She sits high and dry on a
University’s expense in Eugene each
rock within a hundred yards of the
year during May. The 56 high schools
shore with a nine foot hoi« torn in
enrolled include the following from
bottom. All work has been abandoned
Myrtle Point, North
on her and she is left to her fate.
Bend, Coquille, Bandon and Marshfield.
Having a great time but miaa “ The
Not much news down
On File at the Fair
Prove Worthy of Notice
— D o n a h »* in C la v s la re ° . » i n D aalar.
In speaking o f the Freshman squad
o f the football team o f the U. o f O.,
the Sunday Oregonian saya:
“ Out o f
a squad o f about 20 freshmen— Lough-
lin at center, K. Leslie and E. Leslie,
tackles; Anderson and Wilson, ends -
are proving themselves worthy o f no
tice on the line. Steers and Rinehart
are the beat men in the backfleld so
Keith and Earl Leslie have both been
prominent in Coos county athletics and
their progress in foot ball at the Uni
versity ia being watched with interest
by their many frienda here.
Through t h e
cooperation o f the
Shool o f Journalism o f the University
o f Oregon, copies o f the Herald will be
on file for the use o f the public at the
State Fair Grounds this week. The
Extension Division o f the University
has prepared an exhibit which is tieing
displayed at the Fair showing some of
the work o f the University.
claimed that the Journalism room, de
voted to the work o f the school o f
Journalism, (s a feature o f the exhibit,
and it ia here that the different papers
o f the state will be on file, with a
trained librarian at hand to assist in
finding any dcaired paper.