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About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (May 22, 1917)
THE WAR CENSUS.
THE ROAD BOND BILL.
R. A. Wernich, oi the Sitka Spruce
Company, yesterday announced that
logs will be arriving from Craines’
camp this week and that their mill
will in future work full time with no
more delays because of lack of legs.
That this will be welcome news to the
various members of their crew goes
without saying. During the past two
months the mill has been compelled
to shut down from this cause many
times and it has cost the company
considerable effort and a not inconsid
erable financial loss to keep the crew
During the past weeks the decks
have been cleared of the accumulation
of lumber and with adequate shipping
facilities which they are now prom
ised and with a sufficient supply of
logs constantly on hand steady opera
tion is assured. Heretofore on sever
al occasions they have been compelled
to change from spruce to fir to keep
running, but this will not be necessa
ry in future, so we are told.
All Must Register or Face Imprison
(Cut this out and put it where you
can find it.)
War Census Day—June, 5, as named
by President Wilson in his official
Who Must Register— Every male
resident between the ages of 21 and
30 years inclusive.
aliens as well as Americans.
ese, Chinese, Italians, Germans, Eng
lish, Americans, and men of any oth-
er nationality who are of the desig-
nated ages must register.
will not be drafted for war duty, of
course, but a complete record of them
Who Is Exempt— No male resident
between the ages of 21 and 30 years,
inclusive, is exempt from registering.
Those to be exempted from military
service will be determined later, but
first all must register.
Where to Register— Registration
must be made in the home precinct of
the man registering.
your regular voting place.
Hours for Registration— Booths at
regular voting places in each precinct
will be open on War Census Day
from 7 o'clock a. m. to 9 o’clock p. m.
Don’t wait until the last moment.
Registration of Absentees— If you
find you will be unavoidably absent
from your home precinct on War Cen
sus Day, you should apply on the ear
liest possible date to the county clerk
of the county in which you may be at
the time, whether in Oregon or else
where, who will fill out your registra
tion card. He will then give you the
card, which you must mail to the reg
istrar of your home precinct, in care
of the sheriff of your home county, in
time to reach the registrar by War
Census Day. If you live in Portland,
or a city of over 30,000 population in
another state, mail the card to the
registrar in care of the mayor.
But remember, the burden of hav
ing your card reach the registrar of
your home precinct by War Census
Day is on you.
Registration of the Sick— Men of
military age who are too ill to go to
the voting booth to register must send
a competent person before War Cen
sus Day to the codnty clerk to ex
plain the circumstances, and secure
instructions from the Federal regula
tions which these officials will receive
from the Government.
Penalties— The penalty for failing
to appear to register, or for giving
false, misleading or incorrect an
swers, is imprisonment. There is no
alternative of a fine.
/ our Patriotic Duty—
Buy a Liberty Loan Bond.
Vour Patriotic Duty—
Buy a Liberty Loan Bond.
Immediate Construction of Perma
nent Highways Without Increas
Much has been said in opposition to
the good roads bond bill that has no
1 earing whatever on the measure and
which could be designed only to pois
on and prejudice the voters against
it. That being the case, the follow
ing pertinent facts are submitted for
the information and thoughtful con
sideration of the impartial voter on
the eve of the special election, June 4:
This road bond bill proposes the is
suance of $6,000,000 twenty-five year
four per cent bonds for the construc
tion of a system of state-wide hard
surfaced roadways. The roads to be
improved are designated in the bill
and include the main traveled roads
throughout the state.
Adequate revenue has been provid
ed by statute for paying both interest
and principal and retire the bonds at
maturity without increasing taxes.
The money derived from the increased
automobile licenses and the existing
quarter-mill state road tax will pay
the interest and retire the bonds and
leave a substantial balance for tnw
construction of other roads not enum
erated in the bond bill.
The increased automobile license
and the state road tax are provided
l y statutes now in effect and will have
to be paid regardless of whether or
ot the road bonds are voted at the
special election Juno t.
The automobile owner is willing to
pay the increased license. All that
he asks is that the license money,
which has to be paid anyway, be ex
pended in constructing the roads pro
posed in the bond bill. The automo
bile owner will provide all of the mon
ey necessary to meet the interest
charges and retire the bonds.
falls to see why there should be any
opposition to the expenditure of the
money so provided in the construction
of good roads, in view of the fact that
it is his money that will pay for the
All of the money raised from the
bonds will be expended under the di
rection of the State Highway Com
The Commission has
announced that in expending the fund
all sections of the state will be con
sidered impartially. A dollar’s worth
of road construction for every dollar
expended is guaranteed by the Com
missioners who have declared that
they will purchase one or more pav
ing plants and lay paving unless sat
isfactory bids ate submitted by pav
sense business principle will also gov
ern the Commissioner;, in their work
of road building. Scarcity of labor
and the reasonableness of war-time
prices for materials will determine
the time for inaugurating work and
the scope of actual road construction.
Road building will not be undertaken
by the Commission unless conditions
Approval of the road bond bill June
4th will be endorsement of a plan that
insures for the state the construction
of a system of hard-surfaced roads
with funds already provided by taw
and without increasing other taxes.
Vote 314 X Yes and help “ Pull Ore
gon Out of the Mud.”
Ore. Power Co.’s Local Plant
W ill be Used Only for
Manager F. E. McKenna, of the Or
egon Power Company, announced yes
terday that as soon as the necesary
material can be assembled work will
be begun on the power line from
Marshfield to this city.
completion of this line the local power
plant will cease operations and be
used in future only for emergency
purposes. The new line will also fur
r.ish power to the Henryville mine, to
which place it is already constructed.
But ten miles yet remain to be built.
The construction of the line will take
over two hundred poles and it is the
receipt of these which will be the sig
nal for the beginning of work.
The surveys for the new line have
been completed for some time and the
greater part of the rights of way
have been secured. The line will not
follow the county road in all cases,
hence will necessitate considerable
work where it crosses the hills. Mr.
McKenna stated yesterday that the
work on the road between here and
Henryville will not interfere with the
line in any way and that when com
pleted the service will be constant
The improvement will mean a di
rect outlay of $25,000 and will keep a
force of men busy for several weeks.
The effect on the local labor situation
will be small as nearly the entire
present force will still be employed
here. But three situations will be at
all affected and it is thought these
will be taken care of by the necessity
on the part of the local mill keeping
an extra boiler working after the
light plant here closes down.
LOCAL MAN SHIPWRECKED.
WILL RUN FULL TIME.
Bird Nosier Roosts on Rock Twenty- Ample Supply of Logs Insures Con
Bird Nosier, of this city, and his
cousin, Bert Anderson of Bandon,
were the victims of the shipwreck off
the mouth of the Kogue which has
been variously written and copied in
the coast papers the past week. In a
letter to his inuthcr, Mrs. Mary Nos
ier, Bird tells of the mishap in the fol
“ When opposite
Frankport the sea became so rough
we thought it better to land on one of
the rocks and await better water be
fore attempting to cross into the
Rogue. The sea was so rough we
had to fend the boat off from 9 in the
morning until 9 chat night. Then the
stern line parted and the boat got
away from us with everything we had
on board. We had no food, no fire
and hardly any clothing and lay there
over twenty-four hours before we
were taken off by Roy Carnes and
Dick Fish who were on their way to
Rogue river to fish. We had about
given up hope and were about dead
“ Once a ship passed out to sea and
we tried to signal her but she appar-
tntly did not see us. We lost all our
fishing outfit, clothing, food, and
equipment, the fishing gear alone be
ing worth over $300. Have been all
up and down the beach in hopes some
of it will come ashore but have not
found anything yet. Are still on the
lookout, though, and haven’t given up
hopes of getting some of our things
The boys were on their way to the
fishing grounds at Rogue river ex
pecting to have an unusually good
season as the prices paid there are
good and a fine run of fish is report
ed. The loss of their gear and boat
will put them out of the game this
year and their loss will not only be
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY. OREGON. TUESDAY, MAY 22, 1917.
WILL BUILD HIGH POWER
LINE 10 COQUILLE FROM BAY
Sheriff Gage Saturday brought over
from Marshfield the person of Jim
mie (Bob) Burns, accused of the
murder of his son. Burns is an In
dian and all indications point to the
fact that the crime was cold blooded-
ly premeditated. The murdered boy
\va3 a cripple, having lost one leg sev
eral years ago. The boy was absent
from his home two days before any
report was made and the father found
the body while with searching parties
represented by the money invested in
this but the possible returns of a good
Big Guns of the P«.n isylvania
P hoto by Am erican Preaa A ssociation
The super-dreadnought Pennsylvania, flagship of the Atlantic fleet, ha«
twelve fourteen-inch guns. Her triple turrets each carry three of these mon
strous weapons. The Pennsylvania is the most powerful ship in the United
States navy. She is a 31,100 ton ship.
Usual Grist of Road Business Han
dled by Court.
At their session Saturday the Coun
ty court opened the bids on the Em
pire-South Slough unit of the Em
pire-Sunset Bay road. But two bids
were submitted and F. P. Norton was
the winner, the opposing bid of Ply-
male and Fish being the larger. Mr.
Norton’s price for doing the work was
$10,985 while the only other bid was
But one bid, that of the Elliott Con
tracting Company, was received on
the Coos Bay North project and this
bid being far higher than the esti
mates was rejected by the County
court. No definite plan for this im
provement have as yet been made but
it is under advisement to pay a flat
rental for the use of the equipment of
some large contracting company in
cluding the services of -a superinten
dent and doing the work under coun
No bids were received on the Co-
quille-Fairview project so the county
will do this work on a force account.
At the Monday session a widow's
pension was allowed Lisha L. Walter,
of Banlon. The amount was $25. She
has three small children.
An indigent allowance of $10 a
month was made to Mrs. Ethel Isabel
Scarborough, who also has three chil
The afternoon was taken up in con
sidering the matter of overhead cross
ings on the various roads of the coun
ty and discussing ways and means on
the work which will be done under
force accounts this month.
At the afternoon session it was de
cided that the court would send a tel
egram to President Wilson urging
that a survey of the Pacific Coast Mil
itary Highway be made at the earli
est possible moment. This order is
in pursuance of a request from the
promoters of this highway and mes
sages of a like nature will be sent
j from all the cities and counties of the
| west on May 31.
County Roadmaster Murdock and
j the two commissioners went to the
bay last night to look over the South
: Slough bridge which is reported to
have been damaged by a loose scow.
The court will convene in regular
session on June 6. In the meantime
informal or called meetings may be
¡held to take up emergency matters.
P hoto by A m erican Press Association.
M a jo r G en eral Jo h n J. P ershing.
Press dispatches state that General
Pershing will leave for France soon
with a regiment of 2,500 marines and
that this expedition will be followed
later by an army of 25,000 trained
Your Patriotic Duty—
Buy a Liberty Loan Bond.
Students Enthusiastic Over
Andersons’ Practical Business Col
lege, which opened here May 7, is
growing nicely with new enrollmetns
every day. An added impetus will no
doubt be given to the school when the
public school closes as several of the
pupils have expressed their intention
of taking courses o 'tcr that tin rf.
The faculty is now arranging for a
teachers’ summer course and has re
ceived a number of inquiries regard
ing the matter already. The course
will have a duration of three months
which will fit in with the vacations of
the teachers. The classes in this de
partment will be kept separate from
the regular classes.
Last week the school sent out over
a thousand circulars to the farmers
and dairymen of Coos and Curry coun
ties relative to their rarm course in
bookkeeping by mail.
quiries have already been received re
garding the course and indications
ire that it will start soon with a full
omplemont of pupils.
ias received the endorsement not only
of County Agriculturist Smith but of
he bankers and business men of this
:ity and should appeal strongly to the
lairymen of this section.
The school now numbers among its
nupils men in almost every walk of Your Patriotic Duty—
life, bookkeepers, professional men,
Buy a Liberty Loan Bond.
business men and boys and girls who
will later take their places in the
business ranks of this city being pres
ent. Former pupils of both II. O.
Anderson and of Frank B. Anderson
are also attending the school and all
are enthusiastic about the methods
and training they are receiving.
PER YEAR $1.50
GRAVES OF WAR HEROES TO
OE DECORATED MAY 3010
Mayor by P ro cla m a tio n De
clares a Legal Holiday Dur
o’clock P. M. and that the good citi
Whereas, the thirtieth day of May zens shall congregate at some suita
has been set apart Ly our state and ble place there to do honor to the
national governments as a day to be dead whose lives have been offered up
observed in commemoration of our on the altar of liberty and forget not
brave soldier boys who have given up those who are about to offer them
their lives on the altar of our country selves for a similar sacrifice.
Given under my hand this 22d day
that the principles for which our gov
ernment stands might be perpetuated of May, 1917.
E. E. JOHNSON,
and enjoyed by us and by our and
their posterity; and,
Whereas, at this critical time when
our country is just entering the great
est conflict the world has ever seen
Meet at City Hail at 9 a. m. to
for the perpetuation of liberty and march to cemetery. Order of march:
equal rights to all, and is requiring
that we again offer the choicest and
bravest of our countrymen as a sac
Coquille Military Reserve.
rifice to maintain these everlasting
W. R. C.
principles, it would seem particularly
meet that more than the usual con
sideration should be given to a due
March to Masonic ctmetery, where
observance of this day in order that the graves of all the war veterans
we may each and all, in addition a and W. R. C. members will be decor
paying the usual loving tribute to the ated by the Fifth grade pupils, Mis.
honored dead, take time for medita-1 Dungey, teacher.
tion and thought, and endeavor to put
The march will then be taken back
our minds in a proper receptive con to the Odd Fellows’ cemetery, where
dition to comprehend the seriousness the grave.; will be decorated by the
and importance of the present situa Second grade pupils, Miss Allen,
tion and to appreciate to their fullest teacher. The Relief Corps will ha e
extent the fortitude and love of our the services for the unknown dead.
country and its flag which is expected The march will then be taken back to
of each of us, but more especially town.
from those who will offer their per
At 2 p. m. meet in the Masonic Hall
sonal services and, if need be, their where the following program will be
lives, that “ government of the peo given :
ple, by the people and for the people”
Song—“ Star Spangled Banner,” by
may not perish from the earth.
audience led by the band.
Therefore, I, E. E. Johnson, Mayor
Prayer— Rev. T. H. Downs.
of the City of Coquille, do hereby pro
Music— Male Quartette.
claim that Wednesday, the thirtieth
Gettysburg Address—Julian Leslie.
day of May, A. D. 1917, shall be set
Oration—Prof. C. A. Howard.
apart as a legal holiday for all of the
Music— Male Quartette.
residents of said City; and I respect
Reading— Ruby McDonald.
fully request that all places of busi
ness be closed on that day between
“ America” by audience led by the
the hours of 9 o’clock A. M. and 4 land.
WITH OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
have not already closed. The supply
was limited so none were sent to those
Many Consolidations of Districts i schools which have already closed.
Contemplated This Year.
The principals of all the city
The eighth grade examining board schools in the county have been re-
are busy this week grading the pa 1 appointed for the coming year. They
pers and it will probably take them are C. A. Howard, Coquille; L. W.
the balance of the work to complete Turnbull, Bandon; F. A. Tiedgen,
the work. The members of the board Marshfield; E. L. Cole, North Bend;
are C. A. Howard, F. A. Golden, Mrs. Victor P. Morris, Myrtle Point. It is
Minnie M. Hermann, of Myrtle Point, understood that E. S. Gamwell has
Mrs. L. W. Turnbull, of Bandon, and leen reappointed to the Powers school
Mrs. L. T. Barker, of Marshfield.
I but no definite report has yet been re
The $5,000 school bonds of the ceived.
Lakeside district will be sold to the
The various districts of the county
highest bidder at the office of Super are sending in their budget» and they
intendent Baker at the court house on seem to indicate that the majority of
Monday, May 28.
j them will make their levies at the an
Many of the winter schools are nual meetings as requested by Supt,
closing this week and the commence Baker.
ment exercises are being held.
Memorial Day programs were sent Your Patriotic Duty—
Buy a Liberty Loan Bond.
out this week to all the schools which
United States Super-Dreadnought Arizona
Cigarette Law Takes Effect.
P hoto by A m erican Press A ssociation.
C a p t a i n H e n r y 3. W i l s o n , C o m m a n d i n g
A t la n t i c Fleet F i e g e b i p Pe n n sy lv a n ia .
The new cigarette law which took
effect yesterday provides that on and
after that date it will be a punishable
offense for anyone to sell, offer or
keep for sale, exchange, barter, dis
pose of, or give away to any minor
any cigarette or cigarettes in the state
of Oregon. And the keeping of cig
arettes in any place where minors
**~ „ n t t ■
may take them or help themselves, is
” i'ima facie evidence of an intent to
sell to minors. A violation of this
provision will subject the violator to 1
a fine of not more than $100 for the j
first offense, and a fine of not more j
than $500 nor less than $25 for the j
second offense. It is also made a \
misdemeanor for any minor to smoke j
use, or be in possession of any cigar- j
ette in the state. Any minor using or ,
being in possession of any cigarette,
and being asked by a parent, teacher,
or any sheriff, deputy sheriff, mayor,
police officer, constable, village mar
shal, or any other officer, to tell where
or from whom such cigarette was ob
tained, who shall refuse to furnish
such information, shall on conviction,
be punished by a fine o f not more than
$5.00 for each offense. Any officer
above named who shall fail to per-
form any of the duties "squired of j
him shall also be guilty of a misde-1
The monster Arizona is one of the newest and greatest o f American battle-
meanor and subject to a fine of not I *bi|m. displacing 31.400 tons. She Is a sister ship o f the Pennsylvania, flagship
more than $60 nor less than $10.
| at the Atlantic fleet, and. like that vessel, niuuuU tw c lv fourteen inch guns.