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T he C oquille H erald
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 1917.
PER YEAR $1.50
COOS WINS IN THE KINNEY CASE Levar Dies at Eureka DOUBLE ALLOTMENT RAISED HERE
A telegram dated at Eureka, California, today, states
Mr. Le- Red Cross Drive of Past Week Gets Total of Over $5000
Judge Shipworth Holds With Plaintiff on Every Point- that Percy C. Levar died at 11:05 this morning.
var, accompanied by his wife, sailed on the Breakwater
Can Collect But Ten Cents for Each Prop
In Coquille Territory—Over One-Fourth
erty Description in Summons
This Amount Paid in Cash
overtook him before he reached his destination. No de
tails were given in the dispatch.
The decision by Judge Skipworth
in the case of Coos county versus A.
T. Allen, et al, was received at the
court house yesterday and great jubil
ation is evidenced by all the county
officers who had a hand in the matter.
This is what has become locally
known as the Kinney tax case. The
decision is in favor of the county on
every point involved, with the possible
exception that the county be enjoin
ed from collecting over ten cents for
each property description in the fore
closure notice including all foreign
matter. This involves but a small
sum comparatively speaking and its
only import is in relation to the re
covery of the money paid the pub
lishers in excess of the above sum.
Excerpts from the decision follow:
The court holds that the certificates
of delinquency involved in this suit
should be foreclosed and the property
sold to satisfy the taxes, penalties
and interests and costs of this suit.
That the plaintiff be enjoined from
collecting to exceed ten cents per
property description, to include all
matter in the summons, as cost of
publishing the summons. That the
contract entered into for the publica
tion of the summons in this suit was
in violation of the law in this: that
the price contracted to be paid for
such publication is in excess of the
price fixed by law. (Here cases are
cited where, in the decision, the
amounts paid in excess of ten cents
per description may be recovered back
from any person into whose hands it
can be traced.)
That the results of this decision by
Judge Skipworth will be far-reaching
in its ramifications goes without say
ing. In the first place it serves as
grounds for a suit to recover the ex
cess amount paid, and second, it will
necessitate the return, by the county,
of all money collected from taxpayers
in excess of the ten cents per des
cription. The latter will cause a con
siderable amount of extra work on
the part of the tax collecting force as
all taxes paid after this summons was
published had the excess amount at
tached and the same was collected.
Now these excess payments must be
searched for on the records and re
That a suit wili be instituted soon
to recover the excess paid by the
county for the publishing of this sum
mons was hinted at by one of the
county officials, but no date has as
yet been set for the beginning of the
action. This, as well as other matters
pertaining to the decision received to
day, hinge to a greater or less extent
on whether or not the case is appealed
to the Supreme court.
dants will have sixty days in which
to make ‘ heir declaration of an ap
CAMP LIFE IN TEXAS
MANY ADDITIONS AT CREAMERY
~With over 19,000 pounds of milk can show such economic operation
and over 1,000 pounds of cream arriv- costs under like conditions. Also, it
ing daily and machinists and carpen- ia the concensus of opinion of outsidy
creamery men who have visited the
ters busy on alterations and installa-
plant during the past few weeks that
tions the local creamery presents a we have at Coquille one of the best
busy scene these days. During the equipped and rqpdern creameries in
past week a new hoist has been put southwestern Oregon and that it is
in from the dock to the cheese and handling a larger milk produce than
butter rooms of the creamery anl any other in that territory. Among
workmen are now erecting an elevat- those who have visited the plant are
or from the ground to the very top- Christensen and McCloskey, from the
most floor of the building. The hoist upper country, and several from down
will handle all the incoming milk and the river and from Curry county and
cream and will save over an hour of the management is now expecting a
time in the handling of this part of call from McIntosh of Coos Bay and
the work alone.
The elevator will Slaughter, one of the men high in
handle all the manufactured product state creamery and butter circles,
in its various journeyings through the
Another addition to the building
plant as well as the incoming mater- has been erected in the form of a
ial which arrives by truck and wagon, cheddar cheese room which was last
Both the new installations will be op week erected over the river and which
is destined to contain the tank and
erated by electricity.
A crew of men from the Nelson press room for this product.
Iron Works of Marshfield are at the will give many additional feet of floor
plant working overtime to get the room and avoid the congestion which
new innovations in working order and has heretofore handicapped the work-
a crew of electricians are straining \ men. A new brine tank was ordered
every point to get the huge dynamos and installed last week for the Monte
and other electrical equipment in rey cheese department. This was ne
stalled so there will be no delay when cessitated by the failure of the car
he elevators are finished. And with penters to construct water tight tanks
all these repairs, alterations and in of wood for this purpose.
stallations being put in and the work
Taken as a whole the Coquille plant
men necessary to their installation is now the largest and best equipped
working at the plant, the butter and plant in southwestern Oregon and as
cheese men are compelled to handle before stated is handling a larger
their product in the shortest space of amount of milk and cream than any
time possible. That they are working other plant in this part of the state,
under many adverse conditions is ad- Many thousands of pounds of finished
mitted by all and they deserve great produce are shipped every week
credit for the manner in which the iho management feels corresponding-
plant has been operated for the past iy elated over the results. The pay
roll for the month of June is far
The management has much to con- ahead of that for May and promises
srratulate itself on at present along to be nearly double when the month
this line. Not many etsablishments is completed.
The Red Cross drive which ended ed, $485.25 paid in cash; Wednesday,
here last night resulted in the raising $742.50, $292.25 cash; Thursday,
of $5,007.30 for the use of the society $424.75, 232.25 cash; Friday, $503.00,
in the work of saving from suffering 208.00 cash; Monday, 528.05, $184.05
and death those who may be wounded cash.
on the fields of battle during the com-
Of this total subscription $1,401.80
ing year. The members of the force was raised in the form of cash sub-
which has completed this task fe e l! scription while the balance will be
highly elated over this result and well paid in four equal installments, the
they may. At the start it seemed an first on July 1, the second on August
almost impossible task to even raise 4, the third on September 1 and the
the sum allotted to this territory but last on the first day of October.
when, at the end of the first day’s
Under the rules of the society one-
work, over $300.00 in excess of the re fourth of this fund may be kept in
quired amount was subscribed their this city for the use of the auxiliary
hopes were raised to such a point that in the relief of needy cases both in a
t[,ey went out the following days with
general way and as a result of mem
tbe avowed purpose of doubling bers
the of families going to the front
allottment for this district.
That and leaving those at home in a depen-
they did accomplish this purpose will | dent condition. That such an auxil-
redound to their credit in the annals iary will be organized in a short time
of the society for rqany moons.
was stated by those at the head of
At the close of the drive it looked the movement today and the member
to the team members as though fail ship will be composed of all those who
ure stared them in the face but the subscribed to the fund raised the past
day was saved by the Commercial week. The annual dues of the mem
Club executive committee coming to bers will be $1.00 which is payable at
the front with a $25 subscription and the beginning of each calendar year.
the Knights of Pythias joining in with The local society will have a member
a subscription of $10 which brought ship of over one thousand at the start
the grand total to $7.30 more than and this number will no doubt be
double the allottment for the district. swelled as the work o f the society is
The daily result of the drive is as j investigated by those who have not
follows: Tuesday, $2,809.25 subscrib- i before become members.
RICH PLACERS ON UPPER COQUILLE
J. R. Smith, who has become al- will be worked on a small scale when
most famous in this section as a min- he has no larger matters on hand,
er and prospector, paid the Herald a I Smith has reported many discover-
visit last week and while here dis- ies of gold in Coos and Curry counties
played a couple of bottles which he during the past two years— so many
said contained in the neighborhood of that various skeptical remarks as to
$1,000. To say that the display was their authenticity have been made—
beautiful does not fully Express i,t but as a fair judge of the filthy lucre
and the writer sure had a leeling of in its virgin state the writer has no
envy when Mr. Smith said it was the doubt that the sample shown here
result of less than three months’ la Friday all came from the same ground
bor on the part of himself and son. and that it must of necessity lie very
The gold was mostly in the form of near the source of supply as none of
irregular nuggets from the size of a j the nuggets show any great sign of
myrtle nut down to that of the head ' erosion. There is but little question
of a pin. Very little dust appeared that Mr. Smith is very near to the
in the bottles and he stated that but finding of the chimney or blow out
little dust had been taken out at the from which this gold was thrown and
present place of working.
when this discovery is made it will
The ground from which this gold be equal to any ever made in south
came is located at the head of Rock western Oregon.
creek, a tributary of the South Fork
Deputy Sheriff Clyde Gage was in
of the Coquille and is located within a the office at the time Mr. Smith was
mile of the summit of the divide be here and stated that he knew the
tween the watersheds of the Coquille ground well and that he also believes
and the Rouge. Smith and his son Smith is very near the source of the
have four claims there and he esti placer gold found in that section. He
mated that they have enough ground also has several claims on Rock creek,
to keep them busy for many years. several miles below Smith’s locations,
Owing to being so near the summit and contemplates a visit to that sec
the water supply is limited and not tion some time this summer. Mr.
sufficient for any large operations, Smith made no statement regarding
hence the property is nqt for sale but platinum but we do not think this is
the same discovery which was report
ed by Inman as having made in that
N E W Y O R K SO P R A N O
AT C H A U T A U Q U A
Mr. Smith went on to" Bandon Fri
day where he expects to meet some
Famous Eastern Soprano With Royal mining men from the south who have
come up to look over another dis
covery recently made by him. He has
a call to eastern Oregon this summer
Mary Adel Hays, pritna donna sa to expert a mine and evolve a sys
prano o f New York, Is to appear on the
1017 Elllson-Whlte Chautauqua» as so- tem of profitable operation which will
lotst In Joint concert with the Royal occupy the greater part of the sum
Miss Hays Is noted mer. He will return to Rock creek
for the iinoanny perfection of her trill as soon as the' water situation will
warrant and will probably remain
there during the winter.
The following from one of Coos for a drink until time to ride back to
county’s enl'sted boys, stationed at camp. The gravel pit is about a mile
San Antonio, Texas, may be of inter and a b : f from the camp.
est to our readers, especially as it will
Another gravel bed is closer and
give a definite idea of tE;j time neces som»: .o.i ■ ¡;o there.
sary to actually get into the aviation ther
i . relay afternoon and I guess
game after enlistment:
that 1 probably worked an hour dur
Provisional Aviation School Squadron ing :‘ h<* aft» rnoon. In the forenoon
we were sent up to the othei camp
2nd Co. E, San Antonio, Tex.,
and six of us were detailed to clean
June 8, 1917.
3:30 Friday afternoon. We finished up the camp incinerators where the
our afternoon drill period and are now kitchen refuse is burned. The man army. He was a fine fellow, twenty- ach the idea of bathing them in such
sitting in our tent in our undershirts in charge of us led around and had us five years old. The youngest fellow heavy slop. Some men lick t’.ieir dish
enjoying the refreshing breeze. We wait in several places, and -finally a in this tent is eighteen, a fellow nam- es and dry them in the sun.
The men in the next tent are now
drilled two hours this forenoon and truck arrived and we loaded a little ed Darrow, from Prairie City, Oregon.
one this afternoon. Our drilling con stuff into it and then rode about a The oldest man is twenty-seven. His quarreling over the quality of men
sists merely in marching around and mile to the dump and dumped the name is Scripture. I have forgotten f rom the various states, each, of
turning, and keeping straight lines. stuff off. Then we returned and load what he calls his home. He has been course, maintaining in favor of his
Every morning also during drill per ed the ashes from one incinerator and in the west for several years, but I own state.
iod we are given calisthenics— we took it down to the .dump and then re think his native state is Iowa or Kan-
There are men in this company
jump and wave our arms and dance turned to our own camp and our tents sas, or some similar state. He just from 8everal states.
In the whole
up and down until we work up a good and waited for dinner. There were
camp there are men from practically
only two of us from this tent. The Shambly is twenty years old and from every state.
My throat is all well now, and I am other fellow is Loughlin, from near Centralia, Wash. Loughlin is twen
Our mail service is all right now.
in condition to enjoy life more than McMinnville. Schreiber is from there ty-one and Schreiber is twenty-two. The mail for each company comes to
Loughlin, Darrow, Schreiber, Shambly the company headquarters tent and
formerly. Schreiber, who was taken also.
A man by the name of Parsell went and I have formed a pretty firm is called off when we come in froig
to the hospital with measles a week
We feel as if we had drill. If any mail is not called for,
ago last Monday, is back in our tent. to the hospital last week, also witl friendship.
He is not able to work or drill yet. He measles. He taught school at Enter known each other a long time. Two owing to a man’s not hearing his
has a sore throat still and a hard cold. prise last winter, quitting to join the of the men in the tent are away all name caliedj the letters are taken to
day, one being a trucx-driver and the the tents and given to the man to
We are getting all we can eat now.
other a mechanic. The ninth man is whom they are addressed.
There is not a great variety but it is A N D R E W JO H N S O N
from near Salem. His name is Riggs.
Concerning your remarks about the
cooked all right. Last night for sup
A T C H A U T A U Q U A As Parsell is in the hospital now we aviation secti0n, I shall be able to
per we had stew as the main food,
have only nine cots at present. We g ;ve more information about it when
iced tea, rice, potatoes and bread. This
morning we had com flakes and milk Johnson On* of the Best Story Toilers may have another man put into our j get some j gtm expect to fly> but
tent at any time. Neither Darrow, not f or some time.
When I enlisted
(condensed of course), hash and cof
on American Platform.
Loughlin, Shambly, Schreiber nor I I was told that it would probably be a
At dinner today we had sago
use tobacco. I doubt whether there year before I would have charge of a
cooked with raisins and with sugar in
A rousing Ellison-White Chrtiitauqua
it. It is the first time we have had tirent for 1917 Assemblies Is the com is another tent in 2nd E where half machine. From what I have learned
sago since I have been In the army. Ing o f Andrew Johnson, noted platform the occupants do not smoke.
I think nearly all the men here will
Yesterday we were on fatigue. We humorist. Johnson has taken the East
My vaccination sore is permanently have the opportunity to fly. Some
are being put on fatigue more now, I and Middle West by storm. That be scabbed over now. Several men still of them will not be physically able to
think. Several companies have been will repeat his previous triumphs on have open sores.
Every man who stand the change of air pressure or to
assigned to squadrons and while they
joins the army is vaccinated, without control the aeroplanes. Several who
are waiting to be shipped they do no
regard to previous vaccination.
have been up in machines have been
fatigue, so it throws a little more on
Your letter returned from Van so frightened that they do not want to
the rest of us. If I am in this camp
couver reached me today, with your try it again. A good many have no
long I shall get so lazy that I shall
letter of June 1.
desire to fly, but are hoping for jobs
not know how to work. Wednesday
6:00— For supper tonight we had driving trucks or as mechanics. Me
we were sent up to tfie gravel pit to
iced tea, corn and slum gullion. When chanics have a good chance to fly as
load trucks with gravel.
I speak of iced tea I mean tea cooled they are often on aeroplane crews. I
eight truckloads of men went up.
It is cooler than artesian want to get on an aeroplane crew if I
about two hundred men from three or
water, but there is no danger of get can. When a company is assigned to
There were about
ting frostbitten from drinking it. a squadron each man signs up for !
thirty trucks to load.
Slum gullion is thin stew, very good something definite. If he knows no ]
bunch of men was detailed to load a
usually and presumably nourishing. trade he may be put anywhere. As I
certain .truck, and after working a
Usually there is a good deal of meat know something about gas engines I 1
half hour the men were relieved by
in it. We have hard tack sometimes think my chances are pretty good. As
another bunch. While working men
instead of bread. Hardtack is small the U . S. is so unsettled in its prepar- !
with shovels stood by until the men
crackers about an inch and a half ation it is slow getting anything done. |
with picks loosened the gravel, then
square and thickei than ordinary
I suppose you will be home soon
the shovel men worked and the other-
crackers, likewise harder to eat. I now. I should like to be there too.
•r3 rested; so we worked only half
usually pocket miné and cat them dur It will be a nice vacation for you I
the time while we were working, and
ing the day.
suppose that on account o f the late
only worked half the time we were in
After eating a meal the dishes are season the gTass and trees are in their
M A R Y A D E L HA Y8 .
the gravel bed. We vere in the grav
washed in a basin of water that is best spring greenery now. If I were
has warmth and sympathy ol
el bed about two hours and a half. In the Pacific Coast Is certain.
The carried out among the men. As they so situated that I could work out my
the afternoon I worked about fifteen “Johnson smile'' alone starts the dta finish eating they rise fronftheir seats fatigue on the ranch I could probably Interpretation, ns well ns that butler
fly lightness In the exception of colora
minutes helping to load two trucks, pbragni to shaking and tfie rlalhles to on the ground and wash their dishes. accomplish a good deal.
tura passages. Miss Hays' repertoire
Into the wrinkle of every
and the rest of the time lay in the bubbling
Here in camp most of the men do Is faultlessly sailed to baud aeeompanl
Soon the water becomes heavy with
laugh Johnson lava a thought
shade of a bank waiting to be called,
famous humorist Is said upon author floating chunks of perfectly good not think the flying dust much of a meut and tneludes favorites of op
and I was not called until nearly time Ity to possess the richest store of point J grub. I always savi a little tea, cof joke. The wind blows nearly all the erntl ami oratorio arias. drfUi. to the
tc quit, and then every one in my de Illuminating anecdotes lu Chautauqua fee or water in my cup and wash my time and the dust flies all the time. little ejasstc songs and liallads of uni
tail got on the water line and waited i or Ly ceum.
(Continued on fourth page.)
uteasils with that as I cannot atom-
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Notice is hereby given that the
County Superintendent of Coos Coun
ty, Oregon, will hold the regular ex
amination of applicants for State Cer
tificates at the High School Building,
Coquille, as follows:
Commencing Wednesday, June 27,
1917, at 9 o ’clock a. m.t and continu
ing until Saturday, June 30, 1917, et
4:00 o’clock p. m.