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T he C oquille H erald
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1917.
WHY NOT TRY
By Tom J. Sinnott.)
.The great Kitchener said, “ This war
will be won in the kitchens;” Crom
well expressed the same by claiming
“ A soldier’s nerve comes from his
telly, keep it full.”
Believing this, the U. S. Navy De
partment has ordered an extra meal
served to the men on night watch, in
creased the food allowance, and sent
out an urgent call for cooks, bakers,
stewards and mess attendants.
These great floating monsters, of
our First Line of Defense, greatly re
semble a first class hotel, with their
large cold, storage plants (stocked
with fresh meats, fruits and vegeta
bles) and large spotless kitchens,
equipped with the latest electric rang
es and appliances.
The Navy offers a splendid position
to both experienced cooks and bakers,
and non experienced men in the mess
department. The former will board
ship at once, and the latter will be giv
en a complete course at the Navy
Cooking School, near San Francisco.
This will give many a young man
the chance to travel, learn a trade,
earn a good salary, and best of all
strike a telling blow at the Kaiser.
Application for enlistment can be
made to any Postmaster or to the U.
S. Navy Recruiting Station, Dekum
Building, Portland, Oregon.
'Local Red Cross Society.
A well attended meeting of the Red
Cross Auxiliary was held at the City
Hall Monday, Aug. 20.
Mrs. Lando was present with ap
proved models of work. She empha
sized the great need of this work and
explained how it was to be corried on.
Mrs. Florence Barton was elecetd
secretary and Mrs. S. V. Epperson
was appointed a member of the finan
A committee meeting will be held
at the Red Cross headquarters Tues
day evening, Aug. 28, at 8 o’clock.
Committee No. 4, supplies, committee,
No. 7, Co-operation; and the work
room committee are requested to be
Work rooms are to be established in
the First National Bank Building and
work is to begin Thursday, Aug. 30.
All who desire to become members
or assist with the work will apply to
Many Ducks Reported.
Not since the balmy days for the
duck hunter when shooting was per
mitted from sneak boats and gasoline
launches, have so many ducks been
seen. The bay is covered with them,
fine fat mallards and other varieties.
These, however, will pass on south
long before the law permits shooting,
which reiterates the statement made
by this paper many times before, that
the law should be changed.— Harbor.
An unusual flight of ducks has been
coming into the lakes and streams
of Curry county during the past two
weeks. Ordinarily ducks do not com
mence to arrive here until the latter
part of September, and then they are
traveling south, but those that are
coming now, however, are flying
north. They are mostly young mal
lards and sprigs, and are appearing
by the thousands—a great deal more
numerous than the usual flight. The
lakes and marshes around Langlois
are said to be filled with them
Elk and Sixes rivers and Garrison
lake, near town, are getting their
share. The cause of this immigratioi
can only be surmised at. Some pre
dict that it signifies an early fall and
winter, although this does not ex
plain the unusual number of birds.
And it is stated that there is a short
age of feed on their hatching grounds
in Eastern Oregon, but as the ducks
are said to be fat this does not appear
to be the real cause, but whatever it
is the ducks are coming to the coa;t
in myriads.— Port Orford Tribune.
Mabel McGee, of Lakeside, 16 years
of age, claims the championship for
long distance swimming, having re
cently swam from Rocky Point on
Ten Mile lake to the landing, a dis
tance of one and one-fourth miles in
40 minutes. Mrs. Archie Philip and
others followed her in a boat and
kept strict time on her work.
year she rescued four who became
helpless when they stepped into a
deep hole.— Harbor.
Mining Company lias Many
During the past two days evidence
j has been taken in Port Orford in a
[case in which S. P. Peirce seeks to
permanently enjoin the Sixes mining
company from dumping tailings
where they will run into Sixes river.
Several months ago Mrs. S. P. Peirce
secured a temporary
against this company before Judge
Coke at Marshfield to prevent it from
dumping upon her land or in the river,
and now Mr. Peirce seeks to secure a
permanent order of the court to pre
vent the Sixes company from deposit
ing its tailings where they will find
their way into the river.
Both sides have brought many wit
nesses to town in support of their con
tentions, Mr. Peirce alleging that the
channel of the river is i.eing changed
and that his farm, which is just be
low the m ne, is in danger of being
greatly damaged thereby. Attorney
Geo. P. Tipping from Bandon repre
sents the mining company, v l’. l j
County Attorney C. H. Buffington Is
appearing for Mr. Peirce. The tes
timony is being taken by Court Re
porter A. B. Loud, and the matter will
be decided by Judge Coke in cham
bers.—Port Orford Tribune.
Deer in the Way of Cars.
Speaking of the beauty of the auto
trips by which Bandon may be ap
proached, Fred Lockley says in the
“ The Senen Devils road winds
through heavy timber along the coast
line, frequent glimpses of the surf or
rocky shore Leing had through the
trees. The road is full of sharp hair
pin curves and figure eights. One o.
the unusual features of this ride, par
ticularly by night, is the fact that you
are very agf to run across one or more
deer in the road. The bright light of
the auto headlights dazzles them. As
the light approaches, the shadow of
the deer is thrown into vivid relief.
Oddly enough this seems to be more
terrifying to the deer than the lights
of the alto. In trying to escape from
their own shadow the deer will, in
place of running, leap high in the
roadway until it is leaping nve or six
-eet high. Occasionally they, become
confused and back into the auto.
During the past few weeks one of the
drivers on the auto stages between
Coquille and Bandon had, on night
runs, bumped into four deer.
“ The country around Bandon is a
veritable happy hunting ground for
the sportsman and angler.
is the gateway to Curry county and
nowhere in the United States will you
find a wilder, more remote or less
developed district than Curry county.
The ranchers build nine- foot fences
to keep the deer out of their gardens.
Bear, deer, cougar, bobcats and other
game are abundant. The streams of
Curry county are fished but little, on
account of the i-reessibility of the
district, and as a consequence one can
fill his creel with gamey brook trout
in a few hours.
“ The sea coast from Bandon south
ward almost to the California line is
of rare beauty, being rugged and pic
turesque. Some day the Bandon dis
trict will be the mecca of tourists
and summer vacationists.”
During the past seven days the fol
lowing marriage licenses were issued
by County Clerk Oddy:
August 15— Walter C. Weaver and
Edith Van Curler, of V--shfield.
August 15— William Fowler and
August 16— Ernest E. Hewet, of
Cushman, and Berenice Bennett, of
August 18— Horace Hyde Hunt, of
Coquille, and Lenora James, of Ban
August 20— Ben Burt Parks and
Pearl Davis, of Bandon.
Thrills Without Number.
There are countless thrills, two un
usual love stories, a powerful theme
of a good woman’s sacrifice for the
glory of her nation, immense specta
cles, magnificent pageants, some ex
ceptionally beautiful dancing girls and
remarkable photography in the six-
act super-production, “ Her Condoned
Sin,” which comes to the Scenic Thea
tre on Monday, Aug. 27. The-cast of
this remarkable picture, which was
made by D. W. Griffith, the producer
of “ Intolerance,” “ The Birth of a Na-
tioh” and others of the world’s great
est cinema spectacles, includes such
stars as Mae Marsh, Robert Harron,
Blanche Sweet, Dorothy and Lillian
Gish and Henry B. Walthall. "Her
Condoned Sin” is regarded by many
critics as the most remarkable photo
play of recent years.
ADAMS SAYS ROAD WORK IS 0 0 0 0
WAR DRAFT RULES.
PER YEAR $1.50
Adjutant General Gives Data Regard
Portland, Ore., Aug. 20—The men
Also Gives Figures On Funds Now Available for Coos and called out in the first draft from Ore
gon will be mobilized within the state
Curry County Road Projects.
directly under the supervision of the
local exemption boards in each coun
Adams he had ridden over worse roads in his ty.
Under a Coquille date line the
That’s sure passing u
passed through this city last week, whole life.
Each local board will attend person Times published the following report
went to Marshfield and North Bend compliment to our roads, but pernaps : ally to the assembling, subsistence, of the commissioners’ doings Satur
and swung around tc Bandon on his the reflection is deserved at this time. and finally, the entraiqment for the day. The paragraph at the close of
way to attend the big road meeting at
Speaking of the work at present go mobilization camp, of all the men' the article may or may not have em
Crescent City. He addressed the dif ing on in the county Mr. Adams said called to the colors from its county or anated fiom the court as stated but
I wish to most emphatically deny any
ferent business men foregathered as that the Coquille-Marshfield work district.
road boosters in the towns he visited would be some of the best in the state
Plans of the War Department pro connection whatsoever with the recall
and in his talk at Bandon stated that when completed. That it would look [ vide for the mobilization of men movement. How my name happened
the state is now entering upon the to the uninitiated that it was costing | drawn in the fijst draft, in four in to be connected with ihe matter in
greatest road building era in its his too much money but that when fin- i stallments during September and early any waj is only accounted for by
the vagaries of the ordinary news
tory. That there would be upward, ished there would be but little upkeep October.
of i>l 3,000,000 spent upon the roads o' cost owing to the thoroughness of the
Thirty per cent of the net quota of
Dean & Brown, of North Bend. sub-
Oregon within the next five years and work at present being performed.
each county will be called out on Sep
Mr. Adams urged upon his audience tember 5. Another 30 per cent is to mitted the only bid on macadamiz
that this sum, which is already as
sured, will perhaps be still further the advisability of all writing to their be called on September 15, a third 30 ing two miles of the new road from
augmented by an appropriation by the congressmen urging the construction per cent on September 30, and the fin the South Inlet bridge to Empire
government for the coast military of the coast military highway and ask al 10 per cent as soon thereafter as when the county court took the mat
ter up this morning. They have the
ing for an appropriation equal to the practicable.
Mr. Adams also said that the road cost of a single battleship. This, said j The first preliminary to actual mob North B. nd waterfront road contract
from Eugene to California down th« Mr. Adams, would assure the con- ilization will be the notification by and also the Marshfield sidewalk con
coast has received the approval of the strucion of a perfect highway from local exemption boards of the men in tract now. The South Inlet road
state powers and that every available the Canadian to the Mexican lines, their jurisdiction who have beer, cer work is to be completed this fall,
dollar will be turned to the project. helped out by the money available tified as called for service and not ex rock to be hauled there by ballast,
L. J. Simpson is understood to have
Of course the amount at present avail from the state and county funds of empted or discharged.
been instrumental in getting them to
able is small but that all were working California.
In this notification they will also be
to the one end, namely, a year round
It is expected that Mr. Adams, to directed to hold themselves in readi bid. Roadmaster Murdock is figuring
road to the south and as we have the gether with Governor Withycombe ness to respond to a call soon to be cut their bid and the work will pro
only feasible route its support must and Commissioner Benson will pay a made by the board to report for mili bably be awarded to them.
According to a report fbachiug the
come. As a compliment to Coomcoun- visit to Coquille on their return trip tary duty at a specified time and place.
county court, county surveyor Mc
ty roads he stated during his talk that from Crescent City.
The next step will follow notice to
Culloch, J. S. Barton, and J. C. Sav
the boards from the Adjutant General
age, of Coquille, and A. S. Hammond,
of the state to assemble at a conven
of North Bend, are ijacK of the recall
ient point of entrainment for the mob
movement against the county court.
ilization camp, a specified number of
They are said to have picked J. O.
men from their draft quota.
Stemmier, of Myrtle Point, to run
Immedieately, each local board will
District Forester Geo. H. Cecil, owners were given free premits to
against Judge Watson and John
Portland, Oregon, announces that the cross 6,535 head of cattle and horses
Yoakum and R. W. Bullard to run
and 551,895 head of sheep over the spond to th>s first call for mobiliza against Geo. J. Armstrong and Archie
National Forests of Oregon and Wash
National Forest range to shipping tion. At the same time each boaul
ington are furnishing grazing during points, and for other purposes. Free will send out mail notices to each of Philip. The matter has not progressed
Leyond the talk stage as yet.
the present summer for 177,167 head permits were also given to 215 own these men, directing him when and
of cattle and horses belonging to 3,- ers on account of private lands within where to report.
Failure to receive this mail notice,
269 ranchers, and 1,025,843 head of the National Forest boundaries for
When the French commission left
sheep, owned by 705 sheepmen. These 7,675 head of cattle and horses and however, will not be an excuse for fail the United States one of its notable
figures show an increase of 462 cattle 107,488 head of sheep; 41,647 ewes
members said, “ You are the greatest
men, with 19,478 head of cattle, and ■ were also lambed on National Forest fied by the local boards for the men to nation of builders and burners tha
report, they will be in the military
48 sheepmen with 29,102 head of ; range.
the world has ever seen.”
sheep above the numbers taken care
The District Forester finds there is service of the United States and sub
Builders and burners.
of in 1916. This increase is due to a serious shortage in the regular hay
We have built buildings and gar
the introduction of better methods o ' crop throughout the district.
dens ¿he size of which make the pyra
After the men have reported at the
handling the stock; the blanket ur hopes, however, that the amount ’ of
mids of Egypt and the hanging gar
open method of grazing sheep as ad inferior grain crops cut for hay v/ill point designated by their respective dens of old, children’s playthings.
vocated by the Forest Service and the offset this. He has planned to have
We have spanned the seas with our
management of cattle under special all farmers who have surplus hay on fed r. ’ j divided with sleeping accom wires and the oceans greet each other
rules established by the District For hand communicate with his office at modations by the boards, a the ex through the work of our hands.
ester and based on the needs of the Portland and a strong effort will be pense of the Federal government.
Builders are we, master builders.
They will be subject to the orders of
made to get the information to stock-
We are burners, too.
their board until they are actually en
In addition to these figures 359 men who need the hay.
The fire loss of Italy is scarcely
trained for the mobilization camp.
twelve cents per capita.
Pressler Fined $100.
Better Than Represented.
The fire loss of France is scarcely
verely as disobendience to the orders
fifty cents per capita.
Arch Pressler, who was arrested
That Coos county roads are not of a military officer.
The fire loss of the United States Js
So far as possible they will not be
last week at Marshfield for having half bad is proved by recent speed
over $2.SO for every man, woman and
morphine illegally in his possession, records in autos. John Aasen, of Co
child each year.
was sentenced Monday to pay a fine quille, who was here last evening, prior to the time set by the local board
Builders are we and burners.
of $100 and thirty days in jail by Jus said that he drove from Roseburg to for their entrainment.
The fire waste of America would
tice Pennock. The thirty days in jail Coquille yesterday morning in just tion will be provided by the board.
pay our national debt in ter. years.
If any men notified to report do not
was suspended during good behavior. five hours. Had it not been for the
Our yearly waste is greater than our
In pronouncing sentence Judge Pen dust-holes in the canyon, he would appear for duty, or it appears that yearly output of gold, wheat and cot
nock told Pressler that he ought to go have been able to beat that consid they have M’sconded or wilfully failed ton combined.
to report, .ne local board is directed
to work and earn an honest living. He erably.
We are a nation that bakes a loaf,
said that on account of his wife and
Phil Emory, of Marshfield, is re by the regulations “ to call upon the eats the center, and throws away the
baby he would give him another ported to have made a round trip police to arrest them as deserters from crust. But we have reached the end
from Marshfield to Roseburg a few the Army and to deliver them to the of our prodigality.
nearest military station as prisoners.”
The pronouncement of sentence fol days ago in eleven hours.
We have burned our forests.
Befoie the men take train for the
lowed R. O. Graves’ withdrawal of the
Dr. J. L. Masson, of Myrtle Point,
We have burned more human lives
motions objecting to the complaint drove over last night via the old Co- mobilization camp, the local board is in twenty years than were lost in the
filed against Pressler on the ground quillc-Marshfield road, getting around directed to designate one of them, war with Spain.
that it was incorrectly drawn.
No the working forces. It was his third probally the one best fitted for it by
We have wasted enough money in
word h#s been received as to whether trip this week. He says some spots reason of his age, experience and char fifty years to float t’..e English war
the federal authorities will take action are a little hazardous. He made the acter, to take charge of the party un debt.
in the Pressler case.
first trip over it from Myrtle Point to til they arrive ut the mobilization
Builders and burners we are.
Pressler is a son-in-law of W. R. Marshfield in on# hour and 25 mi
He in turn will appoint another of to the Adjutant General of *'\e state
Foote, of the Norway section.
They estimated last night that the drafted men to act as his second as having been called for military ser
when the roadwork between Myrtle in command. The men must obey the vice and not exempted or discharged.
Point and Marshfield is finished it orde: ' of these temporary officers.
The Adjutant General, who acts un
Th’ foregoing procedure will be fol der instructions from Washington, will
We may look for tremendous efforts will be no trick at all to make the
to break the German lines near the drive in twenty-five minutes.—Times lowed by the local boards in the mob give him one more chance, and only
ilization of each of the four install one, to clear his record.
coast and roll the enemy back into the
ments of the first draft quota.
A notice will be sent to the address
interior of Belgium. It is worth while present drive attains its object.
It will mean much work for the lo on his registration card directing him
Admiral Jellicoe’s announcement
for the British to risk the heaviest
losses, for if the German right flank that Zeebrugee itself is not much of a cal boards, and much responsibility to report within five days, either in
person or by mail or telegraph, to the
can be turned back from the coast, and submarine base, but that the real base j for them and for the men called.
if the Allies can hold Ostend and Zee- is Bruges, about 30 miles up the Brug- I But if every drafted man, and every Adjutant General. If he doesn’t re
brugee, the submarine peril will have es canal, will shed a new light on the i , citizen, will co-operate patriotically port as directed, at the end of the five
been reduced perhaps 50 per cent, situation. No doubt the British have ! with the boards in aiding them to do days he becomes automatically draft
known of this for some time, for there their duty, the task can be accom ed into the army of the United States.
says the Salt Lake Tribune.
Failure to appear for duty will then
All the world can now understand have been frequent reports recently of plished with the speed and efficiency
become equivalent to deserting from
just how serious was the blow struck air attacks on Bruges. At the base that is so essential.
the army, Men who desert from Un
at Great Britain when the Germans near Bruges the Germans have con-
From now oh the fate of the man cle Sam’s army in time of war are not
aptured Antwerp and took possession < tructed strong “ dugouts” under the
of the Belgian coast. It has permit tanks of the canal within which the U- who tries to evade his duty under the treated very kindly. They are classed
ted the Germans to maintain subma boats can hide in perfect security draft law will be anything but envi in the same category as traitors.
Such men will be rigidly hunted
rine bases at the very threshold of from bombs.
Failure to appear for physical ex down by the military authorities. They
England and thus to protect the right
A. M. Cooley, compiler of the auto amination when called up by his local either will be compelled to serve, or
flank of the German armies. British
warships cannot undertake any sys blue book for the state of Oregon, exemption board will not help the court martialed as deserters. In time
tematic bombardments of the Belgian went through from Coos Bay to Co [ slacker. In fact, it will be about the of war a court martial can inflict the
coast for fear of the U-boats and also quille over the old highway on which shortest cut he could take to get him death penalty for desertion.
of the countless batteries which have the contractors are workr *, and log self drafted automatically into the
The county court and Roadmaster
I een set up. The only alternative has ged the distance. He reported back army without further consideration.
If a man does not appear before his Murdock left Saturday afternoon for
been to reach the submarines and the to Marshfield he could not follow the
batteries from the land side, and this road without circuiting some, but ob local board when called—unless he ap Crescent City where they will speak a
has been an operation of a magnitude tained an approximate line of data. plies'by reason of absence from hfs word for Coos county in the big coast
unparalleled in the history of war. It Mr. Cooley did not advise anybody district to have his examination trans highway meeting held at that city yes
There seems a
is an operation in which the American else to make the trip, since the road is ferred to another board, or cah give a terday and today.
army, whgn it is created, will be called likely to be blocked at any time with very good reason why he was unable fear that the state may favor the
| to appear—his name will be certified Grants Pass-Crescent City line.
upon to assist unless, happily, the new filling..—Record.
NATIONAL FORESTS FEED BIG HERDS
We Are Builders and Burners.
The Submarine Problem.