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About Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 28, 1917)
T he C oquille H erald
V O L . 35,
OF THE COUNTY
Telling About the Teachers Who
Have Made Contracts for the
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1917.
MAY ACCEPT TAXES ONLY.
And Get Penalties Later on Land
The county authorities of the 18
land grant counties of the state may
accept the taxes due on the grant
lands at the time of the passage of the
Chamberlc'n-Ferris act without waiv
ing any rights they may have to the
accumulated penalties and interest,
acct rding to an agreement of the at
torney general of the United States
just received by Oswald West.
The latter part of July the county
officials of the land grant counties
held a meeting to map out some united
course to pursue in an attempt to se
cure not only the accrued taxes, but
the accrued interest and penalty as
At that time ex-Governor West was
delegated to wire the department of
the interior in order to determine
whether the government would stipu
late with the counties that they could
accept the accrued taxes dqe on June
9, 1916, the date of the passage of the
Chamberlain-Ferris act, under the con
struction placed upon the act by the
attorney general’s office, without waiv
ing their rights to further action
toward securing the penalties and in
terest then accrued and since accru
Mr. West received the answer of the
attorney general this week, it having
been forwarded by the commissioner
of the general land office. The attor
ney general says:
“ This department sees no objection
to the course suggested, provided how
ever, that it be made plain that by en
tering into such a stipulation the gov
ernment in no way recognizes that the
counties have any further rights in
the premises. In other words, while
it is entirely satisfactory that the
counties may expressly reserve such
rights as they have, by agreeing to
that, the government does not concede
that any such rights exist.”
This position of the attorney gener
al would seem to open the way for the
early payment of accrued taxes and
the probably early opening of the
grant lands to entry as they have now
HEAVY DEMAND FOR SPRUCE.
COUNTY ROAD WORK SATISFACTORY
117,000,000 Feet Will Be Needed to
Herbert Armstrong, with Henry
Both State and County OfiitiaU Say Plans and Progress ^uehner, Albert Brix and Geo. Ste-
A re Up to Modern Requirements.
phenson, of North Bend, attended a
convention in Portland last week of
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all the spruce manufactures of the
Judge Watson and Comm.ss,oners needed but that to gam he necessary
Armstrong and Philip and Roadmast- benefit from its construction five t.yeg of the jj g government, one of
PER YEAR 81.50
IS HOMER LEER’S
M ill DERANGED?
Homer Leep Under Arrest to
Answer Some Very Seri
er Murdock last week completed their
es 0 1 oa
ia “ win the British, one of the Italian, and
, ter shape and that the funds are too
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inspection of the various roads and ,imited to construct both projects. 0,16 of the * rench’
At this convention the United
road projects of the county, although The matter of a choice is now under
States officials announced that the
The following from its Washing
School Superintendent Raymond E.
there are two or three of the consideration. The estimated cost of
government will have to have 117,900, ton’s news bureau was published* in
Raker reports that there is a marked
smaller gravelling projects which were the bridge at Powers is $8,000 and
000 feet of spruce timber for aero Tuesday’s Oregonian:
scarcity of experienced teachers in
Speaking of their the judge said that this sum would
plane stock within the next twelve
The arrest in New York of Homer
this county now and that such teach
findings on the trip Judge Watson put the five miles of road in fine
months. By close estimates, to secure H. Le p, of Myrtle Point, Or., on the
ers are receiving higher wages than
said this morning that all the county shape. Without the road the bridge
this amount of clear stock for aero double charge of impersonating an
work is going ahead in as good shape will not give the required service
planes will require a cut of 1,100,000,- A.my officer and passing worthless
J. B. Beddinfield, who has been at
as can possibly be expected under the hence the problem which now con- 000 feet of logs as not more than 10%
cheeks clears up the mystery which
the head of the Prosper schools for the
present labor conditions. Nearly ev- fronts the court.
can be used
surrounded the disappearance of this
past two years visited Mr. Baker the
ery camp is now working with short
L. J. Simpson interviewed the court
The best spruce, which is the only man at New Orleans, August i, when
first of the week, prior to joining the
crews but even with this drawback last week relative to the surfacing of kind that can be made available for
he was reported shot.
colors. He has just received a com
they are all handling close to the re- the road to Sunset Bay with the re this use, grows with fir, cedar and
Leep was arrested in New York
mission as second lieutenant.
quired amount of dirt each month.
suit that it was practically decided to hemlock, and in order to get out the
Saturday by special agents of the De
He will be succeeded at Prosper by
It is not likely, acording to the rc-advertise this project under new spruce, at least as much more of
partment of Justice who have been
Ernest C. Lloyd, .who will have for
judge, that any of the projects will specifiications in the hope that the other timber would have to be cut
trailing him for nearly a month, and
his assistants in the lower grades
be completed this season with the pos
P™,6 T iln ie
e?uUBhJ ,? jUStify the According to manufacturing experts, arrangements are bing made for his
Miss Mina Magness and Miss Helen
sible exception of the Bandon-Curry work being done this fall.
this cut would tax more than all the removal to New Orleans for trial on
Among the projects not visited
county road. This, he hopes, will be
I available mills on the coast.
Thi the charge of passing bad checks.
The teachers institute will be held
completed this season. The state of last week is the gravelling of the seems to indicate that every saw here
Fresecution for impersonating an
at Bandon Wednesday, Thursday, and
ficials who looked over the county Daniels creek road but the reports ;
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; must be pushed to it utmost capac- Army officer will be ordered later.
Friday, November 14, 15, and 16.
work between here and Marshfield j on that project are such that it was I .
A dispatch from New York says
The Bridge school will open Sept.
were all very enthusiastic about it, .not deemed necessary to look it over j yMr Armstrong states that about that Leep, when arrested, was wear
10 with the same teachers as last
Mr. Benson saying that the work be- at this time.
half of the Southern Oregon Company ing the uniform of a Major. Earlier
year, J. F. Croft, principal; and Miss
ing done by E. G. Perham in many in-1 Speaking of the trip to California, I tract at Empire is spruce. The Smith
he appeared as First Lieutenant, then
Lila Smith and Miss Anna M. Thomas
stances rivalled the best of that done Judge Watson said that he felt that it Lumber Co. is not cutting any spruce
as Captain. He admitted promoting
on the Columbia Highway which is would be productive of great results at the present time, having practical
himself to meet his whims.
Miss Florence Cox will teach at
the finest road west of the Rocky with regard to the coast military ly exhausted their available supply.
It was his plan to go to F’ ranee
Beaver Hill. She comes from Ells
' highway. He says there was a large Probably the biggest amount of
aboard an Army transport, pose a3
The county party spent much time .delegation at Crescent City pulling spruce on the coast is at Grays Har
a Major on leave of absence and see
Miss Vida Condon from Lane coun
in the eastern and southern parts of for the Grants Pass road but with the bor.— Harbor.
Paris at Government expense.
ty has been engaged to teach the
the county, visiting Powers and look- pressure for the all coast highway
When arraigned Leep waived ex
school at Lee.
ing carefully into the needs of that he believed there was little ques-
amination and was held in $5000 bail.
Miss Ruby Goodnight began a
community. Regarding the roads and j tion as to the one which would receive
According to reports received by
term of school at Lampa August 6.
bridges requested there, Judge W at--any state favors which may come for a What Uncle Sam’s Forestry Depart the Department of Justice, Leep,
Helen Bachman, who has been
son said that there is one bridge badly 1 through winter roadway.
ment Is Accomplishing.
while in New Orleans, posed as First
teaching at Arago for some time past
Forty-six Mazamas attained the Lieutenant of the Army and graduate
has an engagement in the Mjwtle
summit of Mt. Jefferson during their of West Point. There he met a busi
Point schools for the coming year.
two weeks’ outing on the Santiam ness man and got him to cash a check
Clara Heller will teach an 8 months
National Forest. Their headquarters for $100, the check was subsequently
term in the Cunningham district.
camp was located at Pamelia Lake.
returned endorsed 1 No provisions for
Elma M. Roberts will begin an 8
J. R. Benson, for years a leading his interest to a stock company soon
Elect: ic storms started 350 fires on payment.”
months term at Fairview this fall.
Leep meantime disappeared, but be
citizen of Myrtle Point, died suddenly after the institution was robbed of the national forests of California in
She has taught there for two or three
$12,000. Since then he has been liv- July.
fore leaving sent telegrams to his
irig quietly at his home there. He
The national forests are open to the wife in Washington and to his par
of heart trouble while at work in his
Wanda Harry will teach again at
served several terms as mayor of free use of the public for hunting, fish ents in Oregon first announcing his
McKinley after holding that position
garden. Before a physician could be Myrtle Point, was one of the organiz ing and camping. Observance of the death and asking what disposition to
WILL EXHIBIT AT FAIR.
for two years and a half.
secured, he succumbed.
ers and heads of the fire department, state game laws, and care with fire make of the remains amt later saying
Miss Florence Hall will teach at
Mr. Benson was about 65 years old. and active in municipal development. and ca mp sanitation are the only re he was not killed but seriously in
jured in an aeroplane accident.
County Agriculturist J. L. Smith He started the Bank of Myrtle Point He is survived by his wife and a strictions placed on sportsmen.
Ann Jensen is going to teach the
in 1901 and for years was its president daughter, Mrs. L. A. Roberts, of Ash
The Eagle creek camp and picnic igned these telegrams “ Lieutenant
ha: perfected plans whereby Coos
school at Kentuck Inlet.
and one of the active heads of it. He land, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Hen- grounds on the Oregon National Foy- P. H. Young,” and the Department of
Miss Reda A. Berger Fas oeen em county will be represented at the retired a few years ago, selling out dficks.
est are attracting more than 2,000 Justice reports show that Leep fre
ployed for an 9-months’ term at State Fair at Salem, and an effort
quently used this alias.
made to win the prize in the coast dis
ACCIDENT ON NEW ROAD.
Leep, according to the War Depart
The Forest Service cooperates with
Misses Dollie Robbins and Della
state and county officials in stocking ment, is not entitled to wear the uni
Bryant will begin their third term
Full Complement of Woodsmen Are Car Goes Over Grade at Delmar and lakes and streams with game fish. form of an Army officer, having been
Last year through the assistance
at Randolph this fall at an increased
Rangers have packed small fish on dropped from the Dayton aviation
of Archie Philip, now county commis
afternoon a Ford car horseback forty miles into the moun- training camp before he was com
Miss Grace Belmore will begin her
not only winning first prize, but in Portland, Oregon, announces that the went off the new grade on the Coquille [ tains and released them in the streams missioned.
second term at Sumner shortly.
regiment of lumbermen, officially j road, near Delmar, turning over three j with very little loss,
The Department of Justice has been
Miss Fanny Davis will teach the having an exhibit at the Fair which
known as the 10th Engineers (Forest) times in its descent, lighting right side j The national forests of Washington trailing him since the bad check was
school in the lower Catching creek has done more towards advertising and nicknamed the “ lumberjack regi
up, 60 feet below. Three grown peo- and Oregon have furnished grazing returned to New Orleans.
district and Miss Catherine Schmitt the resources of this county than all ment,” has been recruited to full
pie and a little boy were badly bruis- range for 1,200,000 head of sheep dur- friends in Washington are inclined to
in the upper district.
strength, and the Forest Service, cd, but none were seriously hurt.
think his mind is affected.
' j ing the present season.
Esther Byerly will teach at Alle Fair.
which has been securing the men, has
Leep was a stenographer working
The party was composed of Mr. and
The Denny creek camp grounds on
This year Mr. Smith has succeeded
gany again—a nine months’ term.
been notified by the War Department Mrs. A. C. Whitwam and Mr. and Mrs. j the Snoqualmie National Forest, near for Representative Young, of Texas,
Miss Chloe Buell will teach at Ro
to list no more candidates for service Chas. Combs and little son, all of Se- ^ Snoqualmie Pass, have just been who has heard nothing from Leep
arranging the exhibit and preliminary
with this regiment. In anticipation, attle. They had driven the car all the ! opened by the Forest S.ervice. More since he went to New Orleans in re
Mrs. Hattie TeeGarden will have plans are already under way. Letters however, of a possible call soon for
way here without the slightest mis than a thousand tourists have already sponse to the telegrams received from
have been sent to representative
the school at Johnson’s mill.
another regiment of the same charac hap and then when within ten miles registered there.
Miss Ethel Miller and Miss Risha
ter the listing officers all over the of this city passed through an acci
Homer Leep is a son of Dr. and
The Osborne fire finder used by the
McDonald have been engaged .to teach by the county court appointing each country have been instructed to con
dent which in ordinary circumstances Forest Service makes it possible to lo Mrs. K. A. Leep, of Myrtle Point, and
in the new school house at Lakeside, man in his particular neighborhood a tinue listing names of suitable men
would have proved fatal to all.
cate a forest fire with considerable ac has many relatives in the valley.
which is expected to be ready for committee of one to assist the County who may be summoned when needed.
Mr. Combs had gotten out of the curacy from a single lookout station,
A few weeks ago Dr. Leep re
occupancy about the middle of Sep
The “lumberjack regiment” is not car and was walking ahead picking when a good topographic map of the ceived a telegram from New Orleans
With Mr. Smith and Mr. Philip at
a fighting force but will be employed out the best road, it being quite im region is available.
to the effect that his son had been
Miss Mary Levar will probably the head of the exhibit, we aretertain in woods operations in France, getting
possible to get the car over the new
seriously injused while engaged in an
teach the school at Haynes Inlet north
out material for army use. The re ly made fill. The car slipped off and
aerial flight. The telegram was pur
WINTER WHEATS WANTED.
equally certain of winning the prize.
of the Bay.
cruits are now being assembled in rolled down the 45 degree angle of the
ported to have been signed by an o f
Claude Nosier will teach the eighth These men state, however, that it will Washington, where they are drilled
grade with great speed, a passenger Rye and Gray Oats Are also in Great ficial in charge of the aviation camp
grade and act as principal in the new be necessary for each person so re daily by the officers assigned to com
falling out at each turn of the car.
quested by the Court to do his full
school building at Myrtle Point.
mand them. Colonel Woodruff, of the Mr. Whitwam remained at the wheel
D<-. and Mrs. Leep hastened to New
Miss Florence B. Root will teach share to insure success.
regular army, who will head the regi and he suffered the worst, for his nose gon farmers having choice seed wheat Orleans, but upon arriving there could
Many of the exhibits sent to the
the Pleansant View (Stringtown)
ment, is in charge and with the assis was broken and his back badly hurt, j of standard varieties will find the mar- find no trace of their son. His name
school near Myrtle Point. In this State Fair will be on exhibitidn at tance of a staff made up of practical
He was able to walk up the grade but j ket very profitable this year, says G. lid not appear on the roster of the
district the sixth, seventh and eighth
lumbermen and foresters is provid after reaching this city, grew worse R. Hyslop, head of the farm crops at aviation corps and he was not known
grade pupils will attend at Myrtle Myrtle Point.--Harbor.
ing an equipment of the most up-to- and has since been in bed. The ladies ■ O. A. C. By running the thresher at to the New Orleans officials.
date character for the type of woods and the little boy were badly bruised. low speed the grains will not be matter was then referred to the War
Want to Get Out.
The tlelloni sisters will teach again
operations called for, in the list of the — Harbor.
i cracked. The grain is then reclcaned Department.
at the Parkersburg school.
experience of the Allies. The regi
Dr. and Mrs. Leep reached home on
in the fanning mill and should be sold
Petitions were circulated and freely
Charles E. Mulkey, the new school
ment will take with it both stationary
New School Superintendent. | at good seed prices.The varieties in August 15, and said the Homer Leep
supervisor will move to Coquille in signed last week asking for the re and portable sawmills with everything
best demand are:
Turkey Red, For that was injured was not their son.
lease of Raicy and Weidner, held in
the near future.
necessary for logging and sawmill
The city school board has secured ty-Fold and Little Club, should be Their boy, they said, had been located
the County jail for the past six
work and for transporting the prod the services of John C. Almack as placed on the market at once. White in another part of the East.
months under a charge of embezzle
Try to Get Old Locks.
Deep mystery has surrounded the
The men were to hav^ their
superintendent of schools for the Winter barley and choice gray oats,
When the old jail was dismantled ment.
j sound, plump, heavy and clean, are telegram regarding Leep’s alleged in
the iron and steel cages, doors, looks,
coming year at a ".alary of $1600. M
juries, and it is surmised he sent them
Mast One of the Winners.
etc., were sold to the highest bidder but they set out in their petitions
Almack is from Washington where he
Inquiries for seed are already reaeh- himself.
R. H. Mast, local agent for the Na
as junk. The North Bend Iron Works that they have served a sufficient time
was at the head of the Chaney | ing the Agricultural College at Cor
bought the entire lot, and has since to warrant their release and pardon. tional Surety Company, was advised
Census of Women.
but has been taking a summer vallis and growers are urged to send
worked the iron and steel into new
is to take a war census of
in jail upon complaint filed by Frank pany’s leading 200 agents in relative
j sale. The college will again keep its women. A national movement was
Since the doors of the new jail can 1 Cameron who alleges they disappear amount of business produced so far The appointment bureau of the Uni
lists of available seeds, which will be started in New York under federal
be easily opened by anyone with a ed with money collected on a sub- this year in all parts of the United versity furnishes the best sort of rec
supervision recently, and it will be
The men claim
piece of wire, the County Commis [scription contest.
out along the same lines here.
bonuses to the 200 best producers
sioners have asked H. G. Kern, of j they can prova their innocence.
He has and the seed you need, and we shall) September 15 wiP be proclaimed by
They have gained no end of no- among its 8000 agents. Seven agents boards where he has taught.
North Bend, to sell them the old locks
taken from the doors of the old cells jtcriety since being jailed by proving in Oregon are at present leaders in (had about 12 years’ experience in the do our part as a clearing house. The j Governor Withycombe this week as
nation must have a lot of fall grain , Hous.
os’ Registration Day and ev-
and doors. Mr. Kern fays they are in I conclusively that the jail is not a the Natioral Surety Company’s na- teaching profession and is the sort
for use early next summer, and there I ery ft .’ e more than 15 years of age
good shape and that they will be a safe place to keep prisoners. They tion-wide contest. This may be taken I of man who makes a favorable im-
, is a scarcity of seed,” says Mr. Hy- will bt asked to register. The object
made a key out of an old comb with as a practical proof of prosperity in | pression wherever he goes; and every-
most secure fastening for the jail.
is to determine exactly what the wo-
These locks will be adjusted to the which they unlocked the doors and
; men of the state can do and how they
doors and thereafter it is believed disappeared, later returning voluntar
C. L. Starr, attorney for the Boutin I may supplant men who will leave
Since their return they have nected with all business lines that it ren *s expected here about the first
that escapes will be quite impossible ily.
interests, was a Coquille visitor Wed- their civilian status to take part in the
for so far no one has ever succeeded
great conflict in Europe.
I however, will open on the 10th.
in opening them.—Harbor.
OLD MYRTLE POINT PIONEER PASSES