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T he C oquille H erald
COQUIT.LE, COOS C O U N T Y , OREGON, TU E SD A Y , OCTOBER 3, 1916.
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TLALHIII LOSt5 in Li; JITS
NEW scheduli :
A thousand dollars a minute is the
rate at which County Road Master R.
B. Murdock talked the State Highway
Commission out o f money at Salem
Thursday and it was by accident that
he hupjiened to talk to them at all. In
First Through Train on Reg
other words, after listening to Mr.
ular Run Arrived from
Murdock for five minutes, the Commis
sion voted to appropriate $5000 to make
the preliminary surveys for a new road
between Myrtle Point and Koaeburg, to
follow the old Middle Fork road where
the grade is favorable.
Thursday Mr. Murdock dropped into
State Highway Engineer Lewis’ office
just us the latter was starting to at Gets in at 7:00 p. m. When
tend u meeting o f the State Highway
It Is on 'lime
Commission and he invited Mr. Mur
dock to go along and tell them about
the need o f funds to carry on the pre
The operating department of the
liminary work down here.
Mr. Mur Southern Pacific tcok charge o f the
dock had not gone out prepared to make Coos Bay line Sunday and inaugurated
any such plea but he went and told a new service whereby a train leaves
them what he could. A fler he finished Myrtle Point at 6:10 a. m. and goes
it developed that the Commission had through direct to Portland, arriving
about $5000 unappropriated funds left there at 5:50 p. m.
The through train
from Pol tland leaves there at 8:00 a.
“ I f we apportion that amount for m. and arrives in Myrtle Point at 7:40
the work down there, there will be just p. m.
that much leBs chewing the rag over it; ' The new train will have all steel cars
let's do it,” said Secretary o f State Ol- . and is equipped with a diner and obser
eott. Governor Withycombe Beemed to vation car. As it arrives in Marshfield
be o f the same mind and the matter the train is composed o f about six or
was so decided.
The other member of eight cars, the diner and observation
the Commission, Treasurer Kay, was car and all hut two o f the coaches are
opposed to the appropriation.
left here and the remainder o f the
At least $500,000 will be spent in train comes on to Myrtle Point.
Coos county for the construction of through train does not go to Powers.
The local schedule remains about aa
permanent roads, and several thousand
for maintenance, is the estimate of it was with the exception o f an an a f
Mr. Murdock, who says this will be ternoon train, arriving here at 4 p. m.
considerable more than will be spent by j The new schedule makes the outside
any other county in the state.
Up to mail arrive here about three hours later
last year Coos spent on the average than it did under the old.
Train 504 leaves Marshfield at 8 a.
about »50,000 for permanent work and
m., Coquille at 9:10 a. m., Myrtle Point
about $25,000 for maintenance.
at 9:50 a. m. and arrives at Powers at
11:05 a. m.
Good Roads Meeting
Train 506 leaves Marshfield at 3 p.
Will be Held Friday m., Coquille at 4 p. m., Myrtle Point at
4:30 p. m. and arrives at Powers at 5:40
A mass meeting has been called by p. m.
Train 503 leaves Powers at 7:25 a.
the Good Roads Association, to be held
m., Myrtle Point at 8:26 a. m., Coquille
at the city hall next Friday night.
at 8:55 a. m. and arrives at Marshfield
ia desired that anyone interested in
at 10 a. m.
good roads will understand that he or
Train 505 leaves Powers at 1:50 p.
she is invited to attend this meeting m., Myrtle Point at 3:02 p. m., Coquille
and take part in its deliberations. Com- ; at 3 :44 p. m. and arrives in Marshfield
paratively f«w o f our citizens are ac- ] at 4:65 p. m.
tual members o f the Good Roads Asso- j Through train from Portland number
ciation, but all are presumably inter- i 502 arrives In Mftrahfiaild at f ;55 p. m.,
ested in good roads.
leaves Marshfield at 6:10 p. m., Coquille
Since the road bonds have been voted 1 at 7:10 p. m. arriving in Myrtle Point
and the money is now available for j at ':4 0 p. m
work, some m y think that the Good 1 Through train to Portland will leave
Roads Association has accomplished its | Myrtle Point at 6:10 a. m., Coquille at
work; but a little reflection will show 6:30 a. m. and arrive in Marshfield at
that the organization is one that should 7:40 a. m. It will leave Marshfield at
be kept up and in active service.
The . 7:55 a. m.
Under the new schedule, passengers
people o f Coos county are interested j
not only in having the money secured from Coos Bay for San Francisco will
and spent, but in how it is spent. To make direct connections at Eugene, the
now leave the county court to do all , south bound train being scheduled to
the rest, and then complain o f the way leave Eugene a minute after the Coos
in which it has been done—after it is Bay tiain reaches there.
too late, is a method that is too often tive schedule sent here is as follows:
MAIL IS ARRIVING HERE LATE
Federal Reserve System Good
Captain N. F. Cousins left Seattle
last Friday for Coos Bay where he will
resume command of the steamer Con
For the first time in 11 years the
aurora borealis, commonly known as
the northern lights, will be visible to
the people o f Oregon within the winter
o f 1916 17, according to Edward H.
McAlister, professor o f mechanics and
astronomy o f the University o f Oregon.
A sturgeon weighing 800 pounds was
caught Monday at the ¡Grant Har
per camp at Clarkston, Wash.,
halter was made and the sturgeon
staked out in the river with a picket
rope. It will be kept on exhibition for
The secretary o f the navy advises
Senator Chamberlain that the commis
sion created to investigate sites for
naval bases will visit the Pacific coast
points before reaching any conclusion.
The letter was written in response to
an application from Coos Bay. The
time o f the trip has not been decided.
The second raft o f logs from the new
camp o f the O. J. Gray Logging com
pany was brought down Thursday from
South Coos river and delivered to the
North Bend Mill and Lumber company.
There were many logs in the raft that
were over 150 feet long, the longest
probably ever delivered in local booms.
A. E. Shuster, justice o f the peace
at North Bend, heard the inquiry to
determine whether or not Christ Grohs
is guilty o f violating the order under
which his jail sentence was suspended.
His decision was deferred until the
second hearing which will be before a
jury, has taken place and their decision
Preparations in Portland for t h e
Chamber o f Commerce excursion to the
Coos Bay Country October 9th to 14th
to strengthen the bonds o f friendship
and promote an increase in commercial
relations, are already progressing under
the general direction o f M. E. Smead,
Secretary o f the Chamber o f Com
merce, and promise a full passenger
list o f 100 for the special train leaving
Portland October 9.
PER YE AR $1.50
Coos county won first prize at the
State fair at Salem last week for hav
ing the best exhibit o f any o f the five
coast counties—Clatsop, Tillamook,Lin
coln, Coos and Curry.
second place and Curry did not com
The winners by districts were as fol
First district—Coos, first; Tillamook,
Second district—Polk, first; Linn,
second; Jackson, third; Benton, fourth;
Douglas, fifth; Multnomah and Clacka
mas tied for sixth; Washington, sev
enth; Josephine, eighth.
Third district—Wasco, first; Union,
second; Baker, third; Morrow, fourth;
Reports from Salem say that people
from all parts of the state were very
much attracted by the first general ex
hibit that this county has ever made at
the State fair.
The main items o f the
exhibit were cheese, butter and corn.
although the myrtle wood exhibit and to make their decision.
other items were much admired.
County Agricultural Agent J . L.
That Coos is to profit greatly by the Smith, assisted by Archie Phillips, pre
attention that ha3 been attracted to her pared the exhibit and it is due to their
through the exhibit at Salem is shown efforts that it captured first place.
by the fact that a number o f buyers of
The comments o f the Portland papers
various products took the names o f the upon the Coos county exhibit were
Coos county producers in order that most favorable.
Addison Bennett in
they might communicate with them. A the Oregonian says;
representative o f the French govern
First, let’ s look at the exhibit from
ment is reported to have taken the ad Coos, because that county has never
dress of the Coos Bay Condensery, with had a chance to compete properly until
the intention o f purchasing 50,000 cases this year, having had no rail connection
o f milk.
with the rest o f the state. Coos comes
Several men from valley towns, de in now with one o f the finest cheese,
siring to handle Coos county coal took butter and corn exhibits ever shown in
the names o f the coal mining compan Oregon. Indeed, it seems safe to say
ies o f the county.
that the Coos corn is as good as can be
The Norway Creamery took second shown in any county in the United
place in the butter contest and the Co- States. As to the quality o f the cheese
quille Valley Creamery took fourth j and butter, that can only be judged by
place. The contest between the N o r -; actual taste, and that can be left to
way Creamery and the Marion Cream- the judges. The corn, however, speaks
ery, which took first prize,
was so for itself. This year Coos will turn out
close that it took the judges four hours 1,500,000 pounds of cheese and 900,000
pounds o f butter from the four butter
factories and eight cheese factories of
The Journal sums up the Coos county
exhibit as follows:
One o f the exhibits that attracted
great attention is that from Coos
county, which hitherto has not been
represented at the fair because o f a
lack of railroad transportation.
coast county has a display o f which it
may well feel proud.
ous agricultural products, which in
clude cranberries, corn, potatoes, ap
ples and many other fruits and veget
ables, attention is called to dairy pro
ducts. The articles made o f myrtle
wood are admired by throngs all day.
Attention is called by the county to
the fact that 1,500,000 pounds of cheese
is made annually in Coos county. "Corn
is King, and Coos County His King
dom ,” declares a poster at the booth.
Tillamook county backs up Coos in
showing coast region possibilities.
the awarding o f honors to one judge to tons and at the time it left the pulley
be selected from outside the county, it was attached to logs upon which the
donkey engine was pulling its best.
probably from the University.
A fter rejecting a proposal submitted
The track meet will be held at Myrtle Had the line hit Mr. Shupe directly
by leaders of the Industrial Workers o f
Point again this year, the date being upon leaving the pulley it is probable
the World to the effect that there
that death would have resulted.
would be no further disturba -• if the Coos County Athletic Associ
Dr. Hamilton was called at once and U. of O. Man Would Show
All the high schools o f the county
authorities would permit them to or
will join the State High School Athletic brought the injured man to the Baxter
How Sawmill Accidents
ganize in North Yakima, Police Judge
Association. The general plan o f this Hotel and before night he was resting
May be Prevented
Milroy Thursday sentenced 40 o f the I.
organization as well as its rules were easily. Mr. Shupe is a brother o f Mrs. j
W . W. prisoners to from 15 to 30 days
to a considerable extent paterned after Chas. Baxter and well known here.
in jail for vagrancy.
University o f Oregon, Eugene, Sept.
The Coos County High School Ath those of the Coos County Association. His is the third accident that has hap
told the prisoners that the I. W. W. is
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pened at Beaver Hill camp within the 30.—That a large part o f the accidents
Association met in the Ko-Keel
not wanted in North Yakima and that
last two weeks.
occurring in sawmills and factories
the organization will not be tolerated. Klub rooms here Saturday elected offi Oregon Once More Urged
A week ago Friday Chas. Nicholas could be prevented by proper education
To break up the gang the authorities cers and arranged the athletic schedule
To Go for Foreign Trade had both arms and three ribs broken, j in the handling o f dangerous machinery
All the high
plan to release the men a few at a time for the ensuing year.
when a drum weighing 1200 pounds is the belief o f Ben H. Williams o f the
upon their promise to leave town.
which he was assisting in hauling into Extension Division o f the University o f
were represented with the exception of
Another man has brought to the
For “ teaching disloyalty to their
place fell on him.
He was taken to ' Oregon. In order to get this matter
government” a school board may le
Only two teams will be in the field versity the message that to achieve the Mercy Hospital at North Bend be fore the employees and manufac-
gally dismiss a teacher, according to an
for football honors this season.
These lasting prosperity, Oregon must de where Dr. Hamilton set the fractured turers o f the state the Extension Di
opinion rendered Tuesday by the su
] vision, together with the Oregon Fed-
being Coquille and Marshfield, the first velop a big foreign trade, and not de bones
preme court, in the case o f Flora I.
; game will be played at Marshfield Oct- pend upon the development o f her re
eration for Industrial Safety, the State
Foreman, appellant, vs. School
District I , ,
Good Money in Fruit
Industrial Accident Commission, and
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. ; ober , 21 and the
on sources. The man was Ansel R. Clark
No. 25, o f Columbia county,
I the last day o f the Corn Carnival, Nov representative o f the United States de
the State Bureau o f Labor, has pre-
ion wc.s written by Justice Harris, and
ember 11. Marshfield last year had a partment o f foreign and domestic com
That many people erroneously hold pared an exhibit which Mr. Williams
he held that under the rules prescribed
much heavier team than the one here merce and foreign credits secretary o f the idea that the bottom has fallen out will bring to Coos county upon request
by the state board of education, teach
but reports this season seem to indicate | the Portland Chamber o f Commerce.
of the fruit business in Oregon, and from interested parties.
ers must inculcate in the minds o f their
that the teams will be very evenly
that this view is acting against the de is free.
pupils correct principles o f morality,
The exhibit is the result o f the analy
compete with the manufacturers o f the velopment o f the state in general for
and a proper regard for the laws of
The basket ball schedule as finally East, except on a few articles, because the reason that a few years ago the sis of 1000 accidents and the determin
society and government.
ing o f their causes.
The tables and
arranged is as follows:
of better facilities in the East.
"A nd price o f land was exorbitantly advanc
American business men, aided by the
To play at Coquille: Marshfield, Jan. why should we try?” he declared. “ The ed on the strength o f a few record statistics are illustrated by pictures of
Federal Reserve Bank system, will be
men who have been hurt in Oregon
19; North Bend, Feb. 16; Myrtle Point, shipping rate from Portland to Denver yields, is the contention o f the Oregon
able to withstand the shock o f foreign
mills. Among other articles is an over
Feb. 23; Bandon, March 2.
j is the same as from here to Vladivos Nursery Company, o f Orenco, Oregon.
competition after the war, in the opin
all jumper eloquent with a missing
To play at Marshfield: Myrtle Point, tok; and so why not bring foreign pro
ion o f Charles Hamblin, member o f the
A stereomotograph projects
reasonable valuations and intelligent sleeve.
His views were ex - ! J»nuary 12; Bandon, Feb. 3; Coquille.
60 slides illustrating proper guards for
! turning them into manufactured pro handling, the fruit business is still one
pressed at the annual dinner o f the In- *«b . 9: North Bend- March 2-
dangerous machinery and many fea-
Our idle o f the most profitable in the country.
To play at Myrtle Point: Bandon, ducts, and reap the profit?
stitute o f Accountants. He said: “ I
they make the following statement re- | tures o f the safety movement.
estimate that the wealth o f the United Jan. 5; Coquille, Feb. 2; North Bend,
The meetings which Mr. Williams
garding the findings o f their represen
and best power on earth.”
States has increased during the last Feb. 9; Marshfield, March 9
will hold are in the nature o f confer
Mr. Clark point°d out that Germany, tative, H. B. Steward, o f Myrtle Point.
two years by $40,000,0u0,000.
To play at North Bend:
Mr. Steward, who is President o f the ences. Local speakers are desired to
little larger than Oregon, supported a
deposits have increased between $6,- Jan. 5; Myrtle Point, Jan. 13; Bandon,
represent the views o f both the em
population o f 70,000,000 instead o f 700,- Coquille Valley Fruit Grow ers’ A sso
000,000,000 and »7,000,000,000, and the Feb. 2; Coquille, March 9.
ployees and owners.
000. “ The production o f raw mater
stock o f gold has increased more than
"Timberman” ia interested in this
To play at Bandon: Coquille, Jan.
ials means a sparse country and poorer found one orchardist whose returns
Since the first o f the 12; North Bend, Jan. 19; Myrtle Point,
movement and is willing to send a
people; manufacturing means heavy from 125 peach trees were over $1100.
year the importations o f gold have Feb. 16; Marshfield, Feb. 23.
speaker. The Oregon Federation for
employment and richer people,” he de Also another party whose receipts from
amounted to $160,000,000.
The election resulted in placing Supt.
45 Gravenstein apple trees and 15peach j Industrial Safety, the Industrial Acci-
in the world has ever enjoyed the pros F. A. Tiedgen o f Marshfield at the
trees, which occupied less than one dent Commission, and the State Bureau
perity that this country now enjoys.” head o f the organization for the com
acre o f ground, were over »450.
He I o f Labor are also prepared to send rep-
Injured at Beaver Hill
ing year with Supt. L. W. Turnbull o f
sold his apples this year for $1.50 per resentatives.
Credit Given Wrong Men Bandon as vice-president.
box. Still another party received $1100 j "E very accident that happens,” said
The county debates will be held Jan.
Wm. Shupe, aged about 28, narrowly from three acres o f Gravensteins which j Mr - Williams, "has to be paid for
whether the mill owners have accepted
In speaking o f the crate o f straw 26 and will be on the subject o f health escaped death Friday at the McDona’ d were sold at $1 per box.
the workmen’ s compensation act or not.
berries that were sent from here to the insurance. Each school will have two & Vaughn camp at Beaver Hill when
Thousands o f preventable accidents oc
State Fair last week, we committed teams o f two members each as hereto the main line biippeu from the lead
“It’s Me Again’
cur each year. Th-re is no question
pulley an<l struck him in the side throw
the crime o f giving the credit for the fore. .
but what such meetings have reduced
The Oratorical Declamatory contest ing him about thirty feet and fractur
progressive citizenship shown to the
Port Orford, Ore., 8ept. 26.—Ves,
He was sir. it’ s me again! Am in Port Orford. the accident rate and that they tend to
wrong men. A. B. Dean and W. A. will be held the third Friday in April. ing his hip and three ribs.
James were the two growers who sent The custom o f having one judge from standing about twenty feet from the Work has been resumed on the Bandon reduce the accident insurance
their berries from here to help make each high school has not proved alto j line at the time and part o f the force and the chances look good t o g e t h e r
The 1917 conclave o f the Oregon
the Coos exhibit a winning one and we gether satisfactory and some other , o f the'blow was lost when the line hit off.
Coos county pdars are telling here l
. . .
. . *
Have captured a ' Grand Commandery o f the Lmghts
take this opportunity to rectify our un plan has long been sought for. At Sat a bank before reaching Mr. Shupe. for $1.50 per box.
urday's meeting it was decided to leave The line itself is said to weigh t in couple o f Dig bucks.
Templar will be held in Marshfield.
MET HERE SAT.
HAS GOOD EXH1LIT
followed in such caBes.
The business North Bound Train—
like way to do is for the people to main
tain an active interest in a matter that
concerns them so vitally, and to main
tain an organization through which
they can act when necessary.
With South Bound T r a in -
about half a million dollars being spent
Leave Portland....... .
this year on the roads o f Cooe county it
is plain that the people should show
Arrive Marshfield .......
their interest in this subject.
Come out to the meeting Friday
evening and help to keep the Good
Roads Association in active existence.
Calls It a Vice
“ The vice in the bill is this:
lows a brewer, by his duly authorized
agents (of which there may be a dozen
in a town) to sell in original packages a
pint or quart o f beer at one time,
which, necessarily, under the amend
ment, would allow the same customer
to come to the same place 28 consecu-
tive times in 28 consecutive days to
drink 24 quarts o f beer.
places would become public nuisances
for some time after the law goes into
effect, and until new laws by the next
legislature are made, cannot be ques
tioned, because,under the preaent laws,
such new selling agencies have never
been considered, and many weak spots
will he found in the present laws in at
tempting to regulate them.
Tom, Dick and Harry, responsible and
irresponsible, would be in the beer-sell
ing business, from Nov. 8 to the time
the legislature acts, and the result
would be anything but pleasant to the
officers o f the law. Had the bill pro
vided for the sale o f 24 quarts o f beer
in one parcel and in one sale each 28
days to the customer, by Oregon brew
ers, so as to protect a home industry,
it would have presented another ques
tion; but as the bill now stands, it is
T. A. WEINKE,
Condon, Dist. Atty., Gilliam Co.
Idiosyncrasy often takes the form of
a special craving for Instead of an ob
jection to certain foods. Many people
possess au extraordinary relish for
common salt and will cat It by the tea
apoonful when opportunity admits.
This sometimes leads to obesity and
dropsy, but It lias also the peculiar e f
fect of increasing the weight
. 7:10 p.
John Fredericks, cook on the Steamer
Acme, is “ doing time” in the local jail
in lieu o f a $50 fine imposed by Judge
Kausrud in municipal court Tuesday
morning, he having been found guilty
o f having more booze in his possession
than the law allows.
; morning Fredericks was hailed before
Judge Kausrud and fined $25 for being
intoxicated, which he paid.
I The heavy fines are due to the fact
that the local officers are determined to
put a stop to the bootlegging that has
been going on for some time.
sufficient proof to warrant arrest and
conviction on a bootlegging charge was
lacking in the case o f Fredericks, it is
generally believed that he had been do
ing a “ land office” business aboard the
Acme Sunday, and it is also believed
that he had disposed o f large consign
ments o f California "firew ater“ on
previous trips to this p oit.—Western
To Have Branch at Powers
H. N. Lorenz has completed his plans
for establishing a branch o f his local
clothing store in Powers and expects to
have the new store open for business
by the middle o f this month.
building which he will occupy is at
present under construction and as soon
as it is completed the placing o f stock
will commence. P. 0 . Lund, who has
been employed by Mr. Lorenz here for
several years, will have charge o f the
Mr. Lorenz says he
will have a much more complete stock
of dry goods in the new store than any
o f the other establishments o f the
young city now have. He has a lot o f
faith in the future o f the place and ex
pects to do well.
not yet been completed in regard to
someone to take the place o f Mr. Lund
in the store here.