T he C oquille H erald VOL. 35, COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1917. NO. 26 j tion o f nearly 4000 feet. We under | 4052 o f Lord’ s Oregon l aws, the Court stand that there is money enough sub- | said: j scribed at Powers to build the trail to “ The statute under which the district the county line, and the Rogue River operated is a pari o f the contract by | Commercial Club, composed o f the I operation o f the law and all the plain residents o f Iliahe and vicinity, will tiffs can acquire is a warrant o f the agree to build from Iliahe to the coun form and terms prescribed by the ty line. The club (o f which I am a scool m eeting,” and “ All they were member) has taken it up with Mr. entitled to in any event under the pro position adopted by the school meeting Three Hundred Attend Good Haeffner, a forest surveyer, who is Directors Come Back Strong agitating the matter on the other side was an interest-bearing time warrant.” Roads Meeting in Eugene and Get Decision Over (at Powers). We feel sure we can get “ However, these two expressions by help from both counties and make the the court are entirely without any mat Last Saturday Barrow & Strang trail on wagon road grade and soon ter raised by the pleadings, contended have a wagon road. It would follow f»r by either party, or discussed by up the Coquille river from Powers to either ¡«arty in either circuit or supreme the mouth o f Rock creek, and then up courts, and are a form of expression the east side o f Rock creek to a low spoken o f by the courts and attorneys divide four miles from Iliahe and then generally as “ dictum .” But granting, Case Is Still Far From Being for the purpose o f this interview, that Judge W atson Expresses Sat all down grade to the Rogue at Illihee. they would be entitled to an interest isfaction of Coos People Scaled bearing time warrant, \ t would have Place Lots in Nouey to be such as was prescribed by the Addition on the Market voters at the meeting and the voters at Eugene, Or., (Special to Herald)— The Supreme court o f the state filed the meeting did not prescribe a war ! With one exception every county in the their decision last Tuesday in the case rant in form to comply with either sub Along with all the other activities | First Congressional District was repre o f C. R. Barrow and Z. C. Strang vs. division 5 or 6 o f the statute quoted by sented when 300 good roads enthusiasts that are rapidly developing in and School District No. 8, in which they re the supreme court, as no place in any ' rallied here Saturday afternoon and around Coquille, the Coquille Land versed the decision of the lower court o f the records did the voters o f the dis evening in behalf o f the proposed $6,- Company, o f which Chas. Walker is and gave a verdict for the defendant. trict ever prescribe the time that the 000,(X>0 bond issue for constructing manager, have started an active real The decision was made entirely on a warrants were to run, and there is no hard-surfaced roads in Oregon. E. J. estate campaign, and have placed on technicality and did not go into the rn r- authority vested elsewhere in the dis Adams, o f Eugene, member o f the the market 40 lots in the Notley addi its o f the case in any instance. Peck trict that can prescribe the time the state highway commission, was elected tion which they intend to sell on an & Peck were attorneys for tiie pi a i t iff warrants shall run except the authority to preside at the meeting and James easy payment plan. and A J. Sherwood handled the case vested in the voters themselves. Pub Stewart, editor of the Fossil (Ore.) The lots are located just south o f the for the school district. lic opinion cannot be directed by a man Journal, acted as secretary. Patterson grove, which, it has been Mr. Barrow stated yesterday that a damus proceeding and consequenty if The meeting became an informal assured, will be purchased by the city new action would be started in the the plaintiff got all the supreme court discussion o f Oregon’ s road problem for a park site, .t was this site, states near future and that with the light cast said it was entitled to, if anything by and the bond issue. Delegates from Mr. Walker, that decided the company upon the matter by the decision o f the these expressions of “ dictum,” an in each county explained their districts’ to place this particular property on the court he expected to be able to get a terest bearing time warrant without situation and collected as many facts market at this time. favorable decision from both courts. any specified time for its maturity, it The Coquille Land company owns a and figures possible to take back to He does not consider that the adverse would never be collectible.” great deal o f property in the east end their constituents. decision given by the supreme court Mr. Sherwood further said that the B. J. Finch, senior highway engineer o f the city, including the Coquille lessens the chances o f he and his asso expression found in legal opinions, o f the office o f public roads and rural Heights, and they aspect to dispose of ciates forcing the school board to pay known by the courts and legal profes construction o f the department o f agri a great deal o f it in the next year or them the amount asked for the school sion as “ dictum” is a form of expres culture. addressed the meeting on the two. site. In fact, Mr. Barrow stated that sion that it is almost impossible for a application o f the Shackleford law. the decision cleared away the brush, r.s court to avoid in rendering an opinion, “ Oregon has not taken full advantage it were, and narrowed the matter down as in the discussion o f various legal o f the law ,” he said. “ This year until it would he easier handled. points, matters which are outside o f $357,000 is available and only $100,000 The controversy started three or four the case but intricately interwoven with has been matched by local appropria years ago. The school district figured it frequently lead to expressions by tions.” on a new school house site. Four sitns way o f illustration and are frequently This money must be applied for by were offered and an election was helo found in supreme court opinions but are January 1, preceding July 1, when it is to determine which should be chosen. never considered binding either upon desired, he explained. If available W a s at One Tim e Lawyer for A system o f elimination by balloting the appellate court or the trial court in funds are not used within three years'^ Many Corporations was devised and resulted in all o f the any future proceedings that may arise the secretary o f agriculture may re sites except the Barrow and Strang in the same or any other controversy. apportion them among other states. tract being thrown out and the Barrow Mr. Sherwood further says that the Judge E. D. Sperry, for seventeen O. M. P. Goss, engineer o f the West and Strang tract being chosen although two statutory subdivisions which the Coa9^ Lumberman’ s association, gave years a resident o f Coquille, died this not having a majority o f the votes. supreme court said were governing in an illustrated talk explaining the spe morning at 5:30, after an illness which The price o f the Barrow and Strang this case and concerning which the cial values o f Douglas fir and Oregon had lasted since September, 1915. At tract was $6000 and the opponents re court said “ the statute under which the pine, treated with creosote as a pave that time the deceased was stricken volted, declaring that it was not worth district operated is part o f the contract ment. “ This makes the nearest per with a partial stroke o f apoplexy, from more than $3000. The old school board by operation of law ,” were not either fect o f all pavements,” he declared, which he never quite recovered, al refused to buy the Barrow and Strang cited, discussed, or relied upon by the “ and Oregon has the basic products.” though he made a noble effort to keep tract for $6000 and it became an issue plaintiffs, either in the trial of the case A fter Mr. Goss’ address the meeting up and it was only within the last few in the election Chas. Skeels was the in the circuit court or the supreme took the form o f a redoubtable discus months that he entirely gave up all candidate o f the Barrow forces and H. court, but were the identical subdi sion. The proposed $6,000,000 bond is work in his office. O. Anderson of the opposition. The visions cited by the district and di - sue was the main uieme. Judge Sperry was born in Ohio in vote was a tie. Then some o f the vot cussed and relied upon in the argument James Watson, county judge from 1842, and began studying law at an ers went home, thinking the tie would in the supreme court; and subdivision Coos, headed a delegation o f eight early age. He was considered by some be decided by lot as the statute pro 14 o f the same section upon which members. He declared that Coos peo o f the lawyers o f this city as one o f the vides but instead another vote was plaintiffs relied in the circuit court, ple were satisfied with the new com best versed men in elementary law in cited by them in their supreme court mission and put utmost confidence in it. the county. It is stated that he gave taken and Skeels won out. The next step was that the opposi brief and relied upon and argued in the Peter Loggie, whom Commissioner as the reason for this the fact that his tion by Geo. E. Peoples started quo supreme court was not referred to by’ Adams introduced as the “ father o f father had him spend three years read warranto proceedings to oust Skeels. the supreme court in its opinion as hav Coos B ay,” asserted that a good tour ing elementary law before he allowed While this action was pending, the ing anything to do with the question in ist road in from Eugene and out by him to practice. A t one time the Judge school board held a meeting and Skeels this case as is disclosed by the record. way o f Roseburg would be an upbuilder was employed as corporation lawyer by and Burns overruling Chairman R. H. A fter this comment upon the decision o f the country. tw enty-two large manufacturing cor Mast voted to pay $6,000 for the Bar- Mr. Sherwood further said that the de Attorney George Nunen, o f Rose porations in different parts o f the coun- row tract. Two weeks later, Skeels cision, taken as a whole, as touching burg. said that Douglas county was for try,-and in attending to his many du was declared to have held office ille upon the record really before the court, good roads, but that the people “ wer ties in this capacity he is said to have is plainly in favor o f the district and, in up in the air,” and want to know about visited every state in the Union. gally. The fight was carried on for a couple his opinion, determines the school house the bonds further. When first coming to Oiegon, Judge ot elections arousing much bitterness controversy fully in favor of the dis “ Douglas county.has one-third o f the Sperry went to Lake count.-' and after and mandamus proceedings to compel trict. He was Pacific highway in*miles and four-fifths wards came to Coos in 1900. the school boaid to issue the warrants Since the decision has been handed of it in construction,” said James Mars- not a member o f any fraternal order, it were begun but these were ruled out of down a new plan o f solving the school ters. “ All we want to know is that we being said that he once made the state court. Then Barrow began suit for problem (that is new as far as Coquille shall get a square deal.” ment that it was against his principals It $6000 and on this issue the supreme is concerned) has been put forth. City Engineer Penland, o f Albany, and that he did not think the fraterni court has just passed, deciding agair st has been suggested that it may not be wanted to know if the present gravel ties o f the country carried out the idea necessary for the district to acquire roads in Linn county would have to be o f equality upon which this country is him. There seems to be quite a diversity more ground for the present. The idea torn up, to meet the specifications o f based. o f opinion amongst our citizens as to is to use the present grounds by start the state highway commission. He is survived by his wife and daugh In re the legal significance o f the decision ing at one corner and building in both ply, Mr. Adams said, “ I am frank to ter, Mrs. Lucia Stratton, both o f this rendered by the Supreme Court recent directions around the outside of the say that it is my honest opinion that city. block. The structure, if built as sug the burden will be made as light as ly in the school site case. The funeral will take place at two For the purpose of obtaining the gested, would, when completed, extend possible. Where roads are well drain- j o ’clock tomorrow afternoon and pub school district’s position in the matter, around three sides of the block, leaving ed and have proper grades, they can j lic services will be held only at the The building probably be utilized.” a representative o f the Herald inter the south side open. Masonic cemetery, where interment viewed Mr. Sherwood in the matter, which would be one story, would be “Discussing the Pacific Highway and j will be made. A. J. Sherwood, W. C. and what he said concerning the deci built in units as needed to accommo more remote byways o f the state, Mr. ; Chase, Walter Sinclair, C. R. Harrow, date the increasing number o f pupils, sion is as follows: Adams declared, “ The Pacific Highway ! James Watson, and J. J. Stanley, all “ One of the several points on which and would leave the entire center o f would be o f great benefit, but I want I atto neys o f this place will act as pall the district relied and the point on the block for a playground. to say to you gentlemen that there are bearers. The Right Reverend Wm. It was pointed out that the sum that pioneers locked up in the byways o f \ Horsfall, o f Bandon, v ill conduct the which the Supreme Court based its de cision was that which is raised by the it would cost to purchase a new site, this state who have nothing more than | services. general demurrer filed by the district would almost build the first unit and a trail to travel over the greater part o r a l ny Mnia. to the complaint did not state facts suf that as the number o f pupils increased o f the year, and that they are entitled j Ants have larger brains In proportion ficient to constitute a cause o f action, the district could add other units, pay- to consideration.” to the size of their bodies than any and this same point was raised the sec ( ing for them as they went. Until such other living creatures. ond time by the district’s motion for a time as a sufficient number o f units New Trail From Powers the judgment o f non-suit after all the had been constructed to take care of Notes From the Scenic T o Iliahe is Planned evidence o f plaintiff was in. The trial all o f the pupils now in the high fchool court ruled against the district on both building, this building could be utilized A representative o f the Triangle Some extracts from a letter written the demurrer and the motion and it is for such grades as could not be other plain to see that had the trial court tak wise accommodated. When no longer by Geo. Musick, now located at Iliahe, Film Corporation, who is making a tour en the same view o f the demurrer and needed it could be removed. Curry county, shows the sort o f mail o f the country in the interest o f the Should the city grow to such propor service that prevails in that unfortun head office in New York, was in Co motion as did the supreme couit it would have been virtually holding that tions that it would not be feasible for ate section; also gives news o f the quille last week, and he made a dicker the plaintiff had not been in court any the smaller children to all attend one movement for a shorter route to with the Seenic man to again take up the Triangle service, showing one pic o f the time, and the minute the su school, the plan further provides tor Powers. He writes: Your letter posted on the 12th reach ture a week and commencing at a fu preme court concluded that the com ward schools in various parts o f the ed here the night o f the 16th. Friday’ s ture date. plaint did not state facts sufficient to city to overco e this difficulty. A contract with the Paramount peo It is understood that this is not an mail came through from the railroad in constitute a cause o f action there was positively nothing before the court to entirely new plan in school building one day—the first time for over two ple will go into effect this week and ! construction, and ha9 been successfully months, and now there are probably two programs o f that make will be pass upon. At any rate it is four feet o f snow on the divide, so shown each week. “ But the supreme court, in render ; used in other places. The Paramount and Triangle pictures ing its opinion, even after it had held i worth the consideration o f the board there is no telling when the schedule are more largely used by the best show will be resumed. that the complaint did not state facts and the people of the district. We are in hopes o f having better houses o f the United States than any sufficient to constitute a cause o f ac mail service next year. There is a other makes, bar none, and the picture tion and thereby holding that plaintiff movement on foot to open a trail to fans o f Coquille can congratulate them had not been in court any o f the time, I will pay Five Dollars reward for Powers and get the mail from there. selves (whether they do or not) that gave utterance to these two expres sions in discussing the cause After information that will lead to the arrest The distance is only 25 miles, and there the manager o f their picture house and conviction o f the party who stole quoting subdivisions 5 and 6 o f the act the framed portrait of Billie Burke is but one divide to cross, at an eleva knows the best makes and believes that tion o f 2500 feet, while the other way his patrons will appreciate the best and o f February 25, 1913, which are identi from the lobby o f the Scenic theater P. C. LEVAR. , is over 40 miles and reaches an eleva- cleanest pictures. cal to subdivisions 5 and 6 o f Section DISTRICT WINS ROAD PROBLEMS ARE DISCUSSED ElliHT ATTEND FROM COOS WILL COMMENCE NEW ACTION Judge Sperry Passes A w ay $5.00 Reward PER YEAR $1.50 l EXPLAINS NEW HIGHWAY LAWS Coos County Given Positive Assurance of Participation in Bond Money ADAMS SAYS STATE WILL AID All Depends on Bond Issue Being Passed Eugene, Or., (Special to Herald) — "T he state highway commission pro mised to spend money in Coos county, and there is no re ¡son why it would go back on its word,’ ’ said Commissioner E. J. Adams this week. “ Coos has bonded for $360,000 and the commission and state will help to build good roads in that county. Of course, everything depends on what citizens o f Oregon do on June 4. If the proposed $6,000,000 are voted down, then the highway commission is power less. ’ ’ That the bonds will not be voted down is the opinion o f Mr. Adams. “ If the farmers, particularly, can be shown that that they will get a dollar’ s worth of roads for every dollar they pay in taxes, they will gladly put up money for that purpose,’ ’ he said. “ Value re ceived is all the Oregon farmer asks, and with the new safeguarded road law, he will realize his wish.” The recent Legislature enacted nu merous laws affecting the highway de velopment in Oregon, and with the be ginning which has now been made, it would seem that this state has a chance to take a position with the states of Washington and California in progres sive road building. The most interesting feature o f the road legislation just accomplished is the so-called $6,000,000 bond issue which law will be referred to the people for adoption or rejection at a special elec tion to be held June 4, 1917. This law provides for hard surface of certain of the more important roads in the state. It also classifies certain other roads as post roads or forest roads, thus making them eligible to receive the improve ment by the expenditure o f federal post and forest road funds in conjunc tion with the state. There has not been available a defi nite estimate o f the mileage which it is proposed to improve. A rough esti mate has been compiled which shows that something between 1,000 and 1,100 miles are to be hard surfaced with the proceeds o f the $6,000,000 bond issue. A little more than half of this seems to be in western Oregon, and there are also provisions for the hard surfacing o f roads in four western counties which might increase the mileage by a hun dred miles or more. The roads classi fied as post roads are for the most part in eastern Oregon where they amount to more than 1,000 miles. West o f the Cascades, about 300 miles are designat ed as post roads. The bill provides that at least 60 per cent o f the govern ment post road funds shall be expended east o f the Cascades and a rough esti mate seems to indicate that at least 75 per cent o f the post wads designated are east ui the Cascades. The forest roads are for the most part west o f the mountains, and may be estimated as being 350 miles in west ern Oregon, and 250 miles east o f the Cascades, making it a total o f approxi mately 600 miles in this classification. The whole state road program is now dependent upon the $6,000,000 bond is sue law, and the new State Highway Commission is in no position to go far until the action o f the jieople on this bond issue. In this bill the road from Roseburg via Myrtle Point to Marshfield is desig nated as a post road, and the road from Eugene via Siuslaw to Coos Bay is designated as a forest road. In the event that the bond issue is carried, there will undoubtedly be a consider able amount o f government and state funds available for these roads. How ever, if the large bond issue should be turned down, the post and forest road funds are likely to he absorbed in the sections which are provided for with finished roads in the hard surface bill. Coos County is also designated as a place where some hard surface may be secured, and the act provides as follows: “ I f the County o f Coos shall prepare and make ready for paving, according to the requirements o f the State High way Commission, 20 or more miles in length o f the post road between Rose burg and Marshfield hereinbefore des cribed • * • then said Commission shall immediately pave the road so prepared and such portions o f said road shall be excepted from the classification as a post road, and such portion shall then be classified as a paved road.” The above quotation from the bill which will be voted on by the people is very clear, and under that provision it would seem that there is no doubt but that Coos County can secure a consid erable amount o f hard surface paving from the state if the act is carried. The county bond issue o f last year pro vides for the reduction to a permanent j line and grade o f the road between i Marshfield and Myrtle Point. When j this is accomplished, which will be a practical preparation for pavement, the state will be bound by law to hard sur face the same. Since the work is al ready done on a considerable portion o f this road, and contracts are soon to be let for the balance, Coos county should F. E. Conway Asking for Bids be first in complying with the state’ s in the Form of Induce requirements to secure hard surface paving. ments for Locating Provided the bonding act is passed, there will undoubtedly be a liberal ap propriation from the state on the road 100,000 between Myrtle Point and Roseburg, which in this act is a post road. The old Highway Commission had promised state assistance on this road, and this Intend to Import High Grade should be considerably more, unless the Dairy Stock failure o f the bond issue should draw the post road funds to the more popu A proposal to establish a milk con- lous parts o f the state. On July 1st of this year, there v/ill be $236,062 avail densary at Coquille has been placed be able under the post rfiad act from the fore our commercial body within the government. The state will put up a past week, and if it is secured, it will similar amount, making in all a fund o f nv an much for this city. F. E. Conway, who has been active $472,124. I f the bonding act passes, 60 per cent o f this must be expended in business circles in Marshfield for the east o f the Cascades. This will leave past two years or more; who built the somewhere between $150,000 and $200,- Myrlte Arms and has helped develop 000 available in the western part o f the ment work with capital of his own and state for aid on the designated post o f his associates, is at the head o f the roads after July 1st. In the four years movement. With him has recently be following, there will be available in all come associated G. S. Butler, an Ash about $2,360,630 for post road develop land capitalist and banker, who will be ment. Taking our proportion roughly, one of the directors o f the F. E. Con it should give during that period at way Mortgage Co., which will work in least $150,000 for the Myrtle Point- conjunction with the condensary com pany and will furnish capital with Roseburg road. There will be available July 1, 1917, a which the dairymen may improve their two years’ apportionment or $255,588 herds. The Coos Bay Times says o f the pro on the federal funds to be applied to forest roads. The state will match ject: F. E. Conway and associates are ma these funds which will make available $511,176. This amount is two years o f turing plans to organize a dairy pro the five, or 40 per cent o f what will be ducts company with a capital o f $100,- expended on forest roads. Providing 000 to manufacture and deal in dairy the bond issue passes, these funds can products. They contemplate the estab be entirely devoted to the forest roads lishment o f condensaries and cheese designated in the bill, one of the most factories wherever found most advan * important o f which is the road from tageous. “ They will also import a fine grad* Eugene via Siuslaw to Coos Bay. o f dairy cattle which they will sell to While it is not probable that enough the farmers on easy terms. Mr. Con funds will be available from the forest way believes the establishment o f such and state moneys to entirely improve plants which w ill pay cash for milk this road, it can be accomplished dur every month and which will assist the ing the five years if Lane and Douglas farmers in improving their lands and counties give their proportionate sup building up their herds is greatly need port as Coos County is doing for this ed and that its establishment will mean road north o f the Bay. In any event, much toward the further development enough should be appropriated during of the dairying business in this county. the coming year if the people vote the He says the amount o f cooperation bonds to open up the road between needed und th* opportunities are un Coos Bay and the Umpqua. This coun limited for a live organization which ty has already provided for the im has at heart the future development of provement as far as Lakeside, and the this section. state funds should open the road to the “ G. S. Butler, the wealthy Ashland Umpqua, as there is already a road capitalist and banker, has become iden from Gardiner to Glenada on the Sius- tified with the F. E. Conway Mortgage law and a road up the Siuslaw and into Co. and will become one of the direc Eugene. The opening o f the Coos Bay- tors of the company. Mr. Butler is Umpqua section will make the entire one o f the wealthiest men o f Ashland, route available for summer* traffic. Ore., and an old friend o f Mr. Conway. This would open up the Lake country Mr. Conway says he was extremely suc along the new railroad, and when the cessful in interesting outside capital.” automobile tourist saw the possibilities Mr. Conway was in this city last o f coming into Coos County from one Wednesday and spoke to some o f our direction and going out another, we business men about his project, going could get considerable outside assist from here to Myrtle Point to lay it also ance to complete these projects. before the people of that town. The Summarizing briefly, the proposed word given out is that a condensary o f $6,O00,C0'J bond issue means to Coos a capacity to turn out 500 cases a day county that it will get 20 oi more miles and use the it , ilk o f 3000 cows will be o f hard surface road; that it will get established either hero or at Myrtle very material additional aid for the Point, aau Mr. Cgnway wishes to see completion o f the Myrtle Point-Rose- which town will offer the best induce burg road, which should assure an all ments. A site o f at least two acres is year round road from Coes Bay to the required, to be situated between the Pacific Highway at Roseburg; and fur river and the railroad, and other in ther that the road between Coos Bay, ducements would probably be given due the Siuslaw and Eugene, would at least weight of consideration. be opened for summer traffic and a The Commercial Club has taken up considerable part of it, including prob the matter and a committee consisting ably all o f the distance in Coos County, of R. II. Mast, J. W. Miller and F. E. could Le placed on permanent line and McKenna was appointed to see the Co grade. quille Valley Creamery people and see if some sort o f a deal could be made Form Loan Association with them, as they have a site that would be satisfactory, and were a con A local federal farm loan association densary established here the ert ■ mery was formed here at a meeting hel l for would hav very little u?e for the site. this is undoubtedly one o f the best that purfA.se at the city hall Saturday forenoon. Eleven m e n became the propositions that has been placed be While the creamery charter members o f the organization fore Coquille. and the loans for which they will apply here has been a good asset for the town aggiegate ^37,000. The offeers o f the and the tributary country, the conden association are: C. E. McCurdy, presi sary will be a 1:11 better distributor o f dent; Frank Willard, vice president, hard cash among the farmers and and R. H. Mast, secretary-treasurer. therefore o f more benefit to 4he town. The loan committe** is composod o f W. The prices paid for milk by a c nden- B. Rohrer, Frank Willard, and Fred sary are far higher than can be paid by Nosier, and members o f the board ef a creamery, ai d the market is practi directors are C. E. McCurdy, A. L. cally unlimited. Coquille is the center Nosier, Frank Willard, W. B. Rohrer, of a distinctively “ cow ” stretch o f country, and her growth and prosperity Fred Nosier, and O. L. Smallwood. The charter members of the associa are founded on the product o f the tion are A. S. Nosier, O. L. Smallwood, gentle bovine sister. The town can expend its efforts in M F. Aasen, W. B. Norris, S. Lafferty, no better way than by making certain Fred Nosier, V G. Weekly, Frank that a plant o f so much importance Willard, Geo. Sester, W. B. Rohrer and shall be located here. The Commercial C. E. McCurdy. It is probable that there will be oth- Club has taken hold o f the matter and er farmers in the vicinity who will wish a committee of that, body has been to join the association, as the bad wea- working energetically in lining thing9 ther doubtless kept away many who up. COQUILLE AFTER CONDENSAR! CO. HAS $ would otherwise have been at the rr.eet- ng. x The meeting was called by the Co quille Commercial Club and in the ab sence o f President J. E. Norton, was called to order by Vice President C. A. Howard. R. S. Knowlton was chosen temporary secretary. A fter some discussion those present who desired to join the association ex pressed this desire by filling out a blank that had been provided for the purpose and following this the officers o f the association were elected. - - CAPITAL — •••-••- - ... _ J u p it e r s u v o i u t i o n . Jupiter, fornicii.v regarded ns one of the major planets, is rapidly approach ing the state o f the earth. Now It Is In n stage between the sun and the earth. A new belt Is gradually widen ing out around the planet. The changes hi Jupiter have been apparent for some time past. Clouds o f steam sur round the celestial member, and this steam, when the planet has cooled suf ficiently. will form its oceans What is going on with Jupiter Is precisely what the earth passed through some neons o f ages ago.