Semi-weekly Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 1910-1915, January 20, 1914, Image 1

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Chairman of House Com
mittee Defines the
Coouille. Innuarv 10. To the
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Editor of The Sentinel: In the
issue ol your valuuble paper of the
ninth instant appeared an editorial
severely criticizing the tax law as
amended by the Legislative As
sembly of ion. As a member of
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the House Committee on Assess
ment and Taxation, from which com
mittee the amendments chanced to
originate, I desire to take exception
to the editorial in. question, and
shall trv to elucidate some of its
In the first instance, there are but
a few minor chances in the method
of collection. The principal ob
jeetion seems to arise from the fact
the three oer cent rebate given for
cash payment under the old law has
been done away with. A. proper
understanding of what this three per
cent rebate really meant is quite
necessary before you can appreciate
the benefits of the amended law.
Under the old law the levy was
made by the Board based on esti
mating the entire amount that
would be needed to pay 'he running
expenses ot the county government
for the current year, and to cover
the rebate on f laxes anadilitionnl
three per cent ol the entire amount
was then added ; in other words you
were taxed $100.00, which was a
legitimate tax, and an extra 3 was
then added, whicn would be refund
ed to you if vou were fortunate
enough to be able to pay all of your
taxes before the first day of April.
It certainly is not a hard guess to
determine who was principally bene
fitted by the rebate system In the
majority of instances the small tax
payer, unlike his more prosperous
neighbor, could not take advantage
of the rebate and what happened to
him was enough, If he could pay
but one half of his taxes he lost ad
vantage of the rebate entirely, which
represented to him an overcharge of
three per cent on all of h! taxes, or
six per cent on the remaining one
hall of h!x taxc s.
The following table of comparison
of the old and new law will better
explain the advantages in dollars
and cents of the new order of things.
Keep thoroughly in mind that what
would have been your tax under
the old law will be three per cent
less under the new law. In case full
payment i? made before the first
day of April, Mr. Taxpayer would
pay $103.00 (padded $3 for rebate
purpose) less three per cent or
$100.00 net; under the new law he
would pay $100.00 (no padding) or
$100.00 net.
In case he desired to pay one
half of his taxes under the old law
his first payment would be $51.50,
the balance $51.50 would run until
October first (without interest)
making a total payment of $103.00;
under the new hw, his first pay
ment would be 50.00, the balance,
$50, would run until September first
(with interest at one per cent per
month) making a total payment of
Rut suppose he has paid the first
half of his taxes and makes default
in the payment of his second half.
Under the old law, he would $51.50
before April first, and the balance of
$51.50, he having failed to pay be
fore October first, drew interest from
the first day of April, say unti
November first, which amount to
$3.60; he would also pay a penalty
of to per cent or $5.15, making a
total tax paid of $11175. Under
the new law he would have paid $50
before April first, and the balance of
$50 he having failed to pay until
November first would, af ter the first
day of September, be penalized 10
percent or $5, and would then
draw interest at the rate of one per
cent per month or $1 interest,
making a total payment of $106.
But suppose he was unable to pay
any part of his taxes before the first
day of April, his total tax would
then figure as follows, if paid in the
month of '
Old Law. New Law.
. May $114.33 $101.00
June 115.33 102.00
July 116.33 106.001
Aug. 117.33 104.00
Sept. 118.33 1 n. 00
After October first, certificate of
delinquency may issue which will
draw interest on the entire amount
at the rate of 15 percent per annum.
In this, respect the law has not been
changed. y
A careful study of thehw wi1' un
questionably impress the tax payer
with the fact that the law is not
only a good one, but one which
makes a direct savings to the small
tax payer and does exactly what the
originators of the measure mean it
to do, relieve the stir" home owner
and tax payer from the burden of
excesive penalti . J. S. Bar;on,
In Coquil'e Sentinel.
Chris Rasmussen informed a re
presentative of The Recorder Satur
day morning that the barometer was
the lowest he had ever seen it, being
down to 28.79, ad the record up
to that time was 28.9. There has
certainly been something doing of
late as the storms have been heavy
and the wind has blown A gale, but
with all that we have been in para
dise as compared wfth the east ac
enrding to reports.
Farmers' Gathering is Un
usually Large.
The annual meeting of the Far
mers' County Union, held at W. O.
W. hall in this city last Saturday,
was probably the largest gathering
of its kind ever held in Coos county,
something over two hundred per
sons being present. At noon a
splendid basket dinner was serve J
following which the regu'ir business
of the session was transacted and
the following officers elected for the
ensuing year: Geo. E. Henninger,
Fishtrap, president; Geo. Ros,
Marshfield, vice president; E. A.
Howev, Coquille, secretary-treasurer
E. W Ferris, Coquille, chaplain;
Nick Johnson, Coquille, conductor;
H. L. Masters, Marshfield, door
keeper; executive committee, B. H.
Burns, Coquille, O. Aascn, Fiphttap,
Neal Watson, Marshfield, W. L.
Kistner, Coquille, J. Finley Schroe
der, Norway. Coquille Sentinel.
Library News.
Magazines for circulation. Do
you wish to read The White Linen
Nurse, The Trail to Yesterday, and
Saturday's Child? Or to stfe the
fine colored plates in the article on
Panama in Scribner's? Are you
interested in Roosevelts Life His
tories of African Animals dr in
Prison Reform? Tflese, anefmany
more good things are now ready to
go out on borrower's cards. 0
R. Smith Bassett Displayed
$500 Worth of Pre
cious Metal.
R. Smith Bassett has severed his
connection as manager of the Ore
gon Coast Gold Platinum Dredge
Co. and has gone into the mining
business independently. He dis
played $512 worth of platinum, in
this office yesterday which he had
saved in six weeks recently with
only a rough cedar board for a
sluice box. This platinum was
taken from a mine which Mr. Bas
sett has near this city and indicates
that there is certainly something
doing in the platinum business in
this section. Mr. Bassett is very
sanguine over the prospects.
He also states that the Oregon
Coast Gold Platinum Dredge Co.
will continue to operate this summer
and they wi" undoubtedly make
good as there pre the best of
prospec s. v
Report Wisconsin Company
will Develope Holdings
South of Brookings
Gold Beach, Or., Jan. 13. Ac
cording to an apparently authentic,
but unofficial report received here
from Brookings and Crescent City
an immense lumber mill is to be put
below Brookings probably this year.
The projectors are said to be the
company from Eau Claire, Wis.,
which owns the largest single body
of redwood in the world in Del
Norte county, Caliiornia, and who
are said to be planning a mill with
600,000 daily capacity and a pulp
nill in connection, the latter to be
operated like the C. A. Smith Com
pany's pulp mill in Marshfield to ut
ilizc the waste from the mill.
The Bandon High School basket
ball team .vent to My rtle Point Fri
day nighi where they played the
Myrtle Point High School team.
The game was a fast one from start
to fintsh and in the first half Bandon
showed up we'f, scoring n points
while Myrtle Point was "goose egg
ed," but in the second half the tab
les were turned and jutt as time was
called the Myrtle Pointers succeeded
in tying the score, the tie was then
played ofl and Myrtle Point scored
the first basket making the score 13
to 11 in their favor, .
Several of the Bandon boys were
'considerably knocked out before the
game started, consequently they
were not able to continue he fast
pace they set jn the first half, but
they will get revenge when they
again meet Myrtle Point.
Marshfield comes(here next Friday
night for a game and Bandon jwill
leave nothing undone to come out
Coos.Bayites Carry off th
...County Champion
'; ship.
The, Marshfield High
School de
Bandon in
bating team won from
the dck-ite Frjday night by a 2 to 1
decision and thns become the cham
pions of Coos county.
The question was: ' "Resolved
that the President of the United
States should be elected to a single
term of six years" Marshfield had
the negative and Bandon the affirma
tive, which under existing circum
stances gave the Marshfield team
considerable advantage, but even
at mat ine acoaie was close as is
shown by the fact that Marshfield
did not get the unanimous decision.
1 ne marsiineia team was com
posed of Lesile Isaacson and Cecil
Robertson. The Bandon team was
Jack Kronenberg and Pearl Craine.
R. Jressy and Others of
Two Mile Section Will
Have Them.
R. M. Pressey of Twomile is in
the city today and in a conversation
with a representative of The Recor
der, said that things were moving
along nicely in his section. Mr.
ressey is one of the enthusiasts
,vho are preparing to import a bunch
of Holstein cattle into this section,
and says that a number of dairymen
in his section, have already put in
orders for a bunch, and though
there had been little or no canvass
ing among the up river dairymen,
yet some of them were sure to take
a bunch of these cattle,, so that it is
now a pradtical certainty that the
project, which was suggested by J.
L. Kronenberg of this city, will be
carried out.
The Holsteins are considered the
very best cattle for 'lis 'country and
a good start of them will insure the
future prosperity of the dairy in
dustry here.
Encampment Installs.
Bandon Encampment No. 72 in
stalled officers Saturday night Janu
ary 10th as follows: The following
officers were installed. L. I.
Wheeler, chief, patriarch; A. J.j
Macy, senior warden; Logan
junior warden; A. Knopp,
priest; and D. C. Kay, sciibe.
After installation a degree work
was put on and a sumptuous banquet
was served. The evening was a
very pleasant and profitable one.
There are somewhat more than
500 recognized tree species in the
United States, of which about 100
are commercially important for tim
ber. Of the 5qp recogaized species
300 are represented in 'he govern
ment's newly acquired Appalachian
forests. All American species, ex
cept a very few subtropical ones on
the Florida keys and in extreme
southern Texas, are to be found in
otte or anotner of tifco national for
"Brennan of the Moor."
'lie stole from the rich to give to
the poor." This masterful pro
duction featuring Barney Gilmore,
who attained fame in ''Kclley from
the Emerald Isle, is a story of a
venture, romance and realism, fights
in the dark, stage coach holdups,
secret passages, flooded cells, duels
md narrow escapes such as crossing
a human bridge over a deep chasm,
all scenes full of thrills and excite
ment. A picture that will entertain
throughout it entire three reels.
Shown at the Grand, Wednesday
night, Jan. 21st Admission 15.10c
This picture is produced in America.
Beef Offered For Nine Cents
The Marshfield Record says: G.
W. King of the Enterprise Meat
Ma.ket. was in receipt of a telegram
today from San Francisco in which
he was ogered prime Australian beef
o. b. Sari Francisco for nine cents
pound. Mr. King stated he did
not intend purchasing any, although
the oiler was at a price three cents
lowe. than the prevailing quotations
on native beef in San Francisco at
the present time The reason Mr.
King did not desire to buy the im
ported beef was a fear entertained by
him that upon being taken from cold
storage rooms on the importing ves
sel and transhipped here without ice
the beef would turn black. Although
meat has dropped considerably Mr.
King believes, as the tariff begins to
operate it will go still lower.
A dispatch from Spokine has the
following to say about the testimony
of J. H. Higgins in the preliminary
hearing of A. R. Cooley at Gold
Beach for the murder of Thomas
Van Pelt:
Alfred Coolidge, Spokane benker
and millionaire, accused in the pre
liminary hearing of A. R. Cooley at
Cold Beach, Ore., yesterday of hay.
ing offered money to have Thomas
Van Pelt killed, today branded the
story as false. J. H. Higgins, form
erly a cashier in Coolidge's bank was
the witness who testified as to Cool-
"Higgins is a personal enemy of
mine, but I did not imagine that he
would attempt to involve mi in Van
Pelt's death," said Mr. Coolidge.
"My brother was killed 16 years ago
near Gold Beach,' Ore., after what
was then called a feud. Old man
Van Pelt and his sons were cleared
of the charge of killing my brother.
Subsequently Thomas Van Pelt was
killed. The story that I hired Cool
ey to do the killing is false."
Forest Notes.
The American forestry association
has members in every sale in the
union, jn every province in Canada,
and in every civilized and semi-civilized
country in the world.
Makers of phonographs are aim
ing to use wood instetd of metil in
all parts of the instrumenc where it
is possible in order to increase the
mellowness of the tone.
On the Pocatello forrest, Idaho,
230,000 trees ware planted during
the pasi year, and almost half a mil
lion in the past three years, fully
three fuurthe of which arc alive and
doing well.
Experiments in the utfe of aspen
for shingles shyw that the shingles
do not check in seasoning, an8 'that
they turn water satisfactorily, but
that they are too easily broken n
ShippingJOver Coquille River
Bar Twenty Times that
of 19 00.
During the thirteen years since
1900 the shipping over the Coquille
River bar has grovyji nearly twenty
fold and has been a gradual but
constant increase as the following ,
figures will show. The passenger
business has also been one of
phenominal growth, rising from
none in 1900 to 4623 in 1913.
Following are the figures:
3112 '
Past Matrons Meet.
Mrs. R. W. Boyle entertained
the members of the Past Matrons
Association at the residence of her
mother, Mrs. R. E. Buck on Edi
son Ave last Wednesday afternoon.
Those present were: Mcsdamcs
R. H. Rosa, E. M. Gallier; Steve
Gallier, Fred Mehl, Matt Smith,
W. E. Craine, R. W. Boyle, Rosa
Bingaman, and J. G. Slagle, and
Misses Mary D. Ritchie and Kate
Rosa. Mrs. Tas. Cox o Lunlrii
and Mrs. Chas Kime of Coquille
count of the bad weather.
A course luncheon was served,
the place cards being small gavels,
tied with purple ribbon, the color
of the association.
All present enjoyed the occasion
to the fullest extent.
Mrs. Steve Gallier will entertain
the association at the next meeting,
which will be February 11, 1914.
Dr. Hodge on Flies.
According to Dr. Hodge there is
no reason for the people of any com-
munity shutting themselves behind
screened doors and windows all
summers, with the fles left to sport
as they wi'l in freedom. Oregon,
Dr. Hodge declares, can be entirely
freed of fles, and he plans to show
the people of the state, through the
school children as well as their
parents, how this can be done. Dr.
Hodge knows what he is talking
about. He has cleaned up the flies
of Wocesler, Mass., and in Balti
more, Md where he worked one
summer on this campaign, he had
the fles so completely exterminated,
there were none left for laboratory
work. He directed a class in the
summer school of the University of
Oregon this summer in Eugene.
Flie members of the class made the
necessary surveys tor determining
the breeding places of the flies
through the city. The City Council
took action in cleaning these places
up. The result was, when the State
Health Inspector made his usual
tour this fall examining into the
sanitary conditions of the various
towns of the state, Eugene stood
first as the cleanest from a sanitary
point of view. Dr. Hodge will put
the children to work, ach com
munity to work cleaning out the
breeding place of flies. Watch for
results a year from now.
Nexf Tuesday, Jan. 27th, the
gfeat Qilifdrnia Round Up or
Rodeo wjll be shown in motion pic
tures. l altye with action, thrills
and fun. Don' t fail to see this big
special production in three reels.
Remember, 3ts at the Grand.
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