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A PECULIAR LAW
Oregon is sometimes called the fool
,., state of freak legislation, and occas
ionally we are prone to admit tiiat it
is true, but the admissions arc made
not in contemplation of the laws
passed either at initiative or referen
dum legislation by vote of the people
but in contemplation of laws passed by
the legislature duly and regularly as
sembled in tiio biennial session. We
have in mind the recent law passed
by the 11)15 legislature of Oregon
which makes cities road districts in
themselves, separate and apart from
the country. Now the country, as one
is to bo taxed to build, construct and
maintain country roads, and the road
money raised from city property will
be returned to the cities for road pur
poses within the city,, which means
that less money will be available for
road purposes in the future.
We desire to say that the benefit of
good roads is of no less importance to
the cities than to the rural districts, if
not more and that the tax should be
distributed whore the benefit lies.
That the cities are not opposed to
road taxes is shown by the good will
with which they, with the dominating
vote at road elections, as against tbo
rural community, frequently vote
special 'taxes by large majorities to
improve important roadways. Wo re
gard this new law as politics, and nia
'chinc legislation and a stumbling
block in the way of those who desire
to help themselves. It is an addition
al reason why wo should hedge and
limit the power of the legislature and
regard that body with suspicion, and
which will ultimately lead to the abo
lition of the state senate, a proposi
tion that has been voted on at the last
two elections and which will ultimate
believe that among the best material
found in southern Oregon for Con
gress is Judge J. W. Hamiltton of
Roseburg. So far as we know he has
not expressed any Intention or desire
in this particular regard which fact
in itself, portends well for him. Coos
county has no resident who better un
derstands its needs and none within
this county has more friends than he
nor could begin a campaign with so
COOS COUNTY'S FINANCIAL ER-
Coos county has two principal
sources of money from the great
outside: namely the r.aie of her tim-
I or products and the incoming invest-1 can securities.
the consequent high taxes upon indust
ries has been much discussed, but we
have seen no mention of one result
that seems inevitable. Wc refer to
tho immigration of workmen as well
as capital from Europe to America
after the war.
Almost every European nation col
lects a very large part of revenue by
taxation of incomes. The tax falls
heavily upon "unfunded" as well as
upon "funded" incomes, upon the
small as well as on the large. Wheth
er an income be from nn investment
or from a wage a substantial part
goes to the government. Hence the
European worker as well as the Euro
pean capitalist now faces a situation
of the gravest economic aspect.
Many financial experts have been
nstonished because European, investors
imve not hastened to sell their Amori-
It was fear of such
Editor Lcvar of the Coquille Herald
thinks it an idiotic trick in n Randon
party to send hm a false wedding no
tice because it was a slick trick when
he was young and on the turf. He fails
to remember that there is nothing new
under the sun and for each succeeding
generation the old is new from folk
lore tales to false marriage notices.
Cheer up. Maybe the suggestion gave
the young people the courage to make
the report true. At least some giddy
tilings had a lot of fun out of it. Why
be grouchy because we are old.
or, both of which sources are at a min
imum now. The channels by which
money Mows out oi Hie county are
numerous and eacli oi inein large.
We raise a very small portion of the
things wc eat in Coos county, and
nend an enormous sum each month
in other cities for groceries, dry goods
wet goods, cigars, furniture, hardware
clothing, drugs, farming and logging
implements, fire and life insurance
and accident premiums, lodge dues,
lianos, automobiles and moving pic
tures, and others too numerous to
mention, and wc wonder sometimes
that there is enough money left in the
ounty to carry on the ordinary bus
ir.css transactions, buy bread and pay
taxes. Wo must to the utmost, con
serve our present supply and endeav
or to open up new sources and resourc
cs that will turn the financial tide
from ebb to flood.
OUT FOR THE PLUM
North Rend is making a desperate
effort to break into the United States
congress. At last general election it
launched a democratic possibility,
which was swamped in a republican
sea. It has started over again and at
WILLIE THE IRREPRESJRLE
President Wilson's note to the Ger
man Government has been largely
commented upon by the American
press, and irrespective of political nf
filiations this press is standing by the
administraton in its present stand in
what is generally regarded as the
most serious crises so far facing our
Conspicious, and almost alone in ad
verse criticism the New York Ameri
can, a Hearst paper. The influence
f this paper is adverse to anything
not to the interests of its master,
whoso political ambitions have be.
come soured by failures and disapoint
ments. His presidential nmbitions
compled with his failure in this regard
is history. His energy and influence
which are large arc expended in creat
ing disscnlion and opinion "fornist"
the administration, regardless of its
political label or the principles which
The reading public may well ac
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iiiu mi a i. i-ii'i'iuiii win unci- a repumi- ccpt me sane anil conservative con-
can possibility. It is prepared to sacri-1 sensus of opinion of the American
fico its one and only mayor in tho ef-! press and in preference to the warp
fort, and commit to the uncertain 1 ed opinions of such papers. This is
game of politics its one and only may
or, in the effort and commit to the un-
no time to create agitution, nor to
rock the boat.
certain game of politics its one and !
Olllv l.nllin. AfWfirilttlir in rnnnrl I. .li'LL
Simpson has resigned ns mayor of,
that city and announced his intention
of running for Congress.
HIGH EUROPEAN TAXES
DRIVE MONEY AND MEN TO
The per capita debt of European
nations was already irrcUer than
THE MAN FOR THE PLACE J that of America before tho war.
Wo are thorough evolutionists. We Europe's public debt at tho close of
believe in the growth of man, of ideas the war. will be the most colossal in
and better governments. Wo have the history of nations. The effect of
lliiililinp, nntt-riaU ;itc cliciprr now lli.ui llicy iar rni
fur IS r;ir.
I'lic inrriMxiiu ilmi.iiul fur liiiililinp iiutrri.iK a will a
llir ii'i'cnl miiiti tin- Cjii.iI Tariff'., i'icmiiiii Ami-nun
in.Mwint wrl ("ml I'.Hmih nll nil ilcrk liuil. of
liinilirr, and Mural nilirr inquirum rratuiu, will in all
piiilutulih i 4iiw imir.iM- in nnr v il Inn llir iii'il VII ilj
BUILD NOW AND SAVE MONEY is the warning.
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KARL II, SCIIBIU, M4Mlttl
nn a mvmnws oiwb
"liquidation" that led the New York
Stock Exchange to close its doors
eight months ago, and the same fear
led also to the adoption of 11 "minimum
price schedule" when the exchange
opened again in December. The other
day the restriction as to "ininimums"
was removed without causing the
slightest flurry. It now seems that
the fears of American stock brokers
and bankers were without foundation.
Instead of seeking to withdraw
capital from investments in America
there is reason for a flow of invest
ment capital to America. The pres
sure that will first cause this flow will
be the greatly increasing taxes re
suiting from the war.
Wlierc money goes there go men
but even if money does not go in ad
vanco of men, still men will leave
Europe in greater numbers than over
before. America has always been tho
promise land, the world's El Dorado
When in addition to this lure, there
comes before European workmen
realization that the tax gatherer
about to reduce their already meager
wage, can it be doubted that America
will look more attractive than ever?
May wo not anticipate an exodus from
the old countries such j)s lias never
been witnessed before?
Let us consider another factor that
will have its influence in causing the
exodus. If that shoestring of land be
tweon North and South America had
been broken by nature n thousand
years ago instead of by man of a few
months ago the Pacific Const of this
continent would probably have been
is densely settled ns the Atlantic sea
coast now is. There are reasons
for thinking tiiat Now York might
have been located at the Golden Gate
or on I'ugct Sound. Clinia icallv the
Pacific Coast is more attractive than
the Atlantic. Of natural resources
there is wealth enough on the Pacific
to support fiftyfold the present popu
The coal of the Atlantic foal oard
finds its equal in the fuel oil and
vaterpower of the Pacific. In fact
tiic latent power in the now summits
of the Sierras and the Cascades is
vastly greater than that in nil the
"fossil sunshine" of Pensylvtnia. An
acre of bean land in Los Angeles
County sells for ? 1,000, and fno price
brought is only the eauitalized annunl
income from several crops of beans.
Citrus lands at $5,000 nn acre mare it
evident that tho Golden State holds
its title, not merely because of its
haptismnl namo of Ml).
In seeking to find snmn fault with
tho natural resources of the Pacific
a New Yorker remarked to It's .Seattle
"Rut you have no lobster 1 indi
genous fo your coast".
"We have Dungeness crab?, how
ever that make a taste for loliHters
seem like the perverted appetite of a
Digger Indian for clay.".
There in a quid for every quo, mid
the quids Kciiiii, on the whole, to hnvtt
tht bint of the quo, in wiiuparlmf our
Wratum with our Itiutorn Cm,i. Hut
windier Ihln lm tin giuiitil vitnlM
iiMtOi' lltilf. Tlit) faiil tlutl tlMu-rttw
imrtifukr tmlUu U I ha I llu ii'UlVtt.
'wllir- aviiW iitrutfk it i.
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I REMEMRER $
I remember, I remember the house
where 1 was born, the little window
where the sun came peeping in at
morn. You'd hardly know the old
place now, for Dad is up-to-date and
the farm is scientific from the back
lot to the gate. Tho house and barn
are lighted with bright acetyline, the
engine in the laundry is run by gaso
line; we have silos, we have nutos, we
have dynamos and things, a telephone
for gosship and a phonograph that
dngs. Tho hired man has left us we
miss his homely face a lot of college
graduates are working in his plnco.
There's an engineer and fireman, a
chauffeur and a vet., 'lectrician and
mechanic, Oil, the farm's run right,
I bet. The little window where the sun
nine peeping in at tho morn, now
brightens up a bath room that cost
ld a err of corn. Our milkmaid is
.moumatic and. she's san'tary, too, but
Dad gets fifteen cents a quart for milk
Ihat once brought two. Our cattle
came from Jersey and the hogs are
all Duros, tho sheen are Sduthdown
beauties and the chicken Plymouth
Uock. To have the best of everything
that is our aim and plan, for Dad not
only farms it, but he's a business man.
E. V. Mclntyro.
MANY YEARS AGO.
(From the Recorder of May 1005
Lee Cox was laid up for repairs.
He had been in a logging camp near
Frank J. Fahy had just moved to
town. He was getting things in read!
ness to start the Rank of Randon of
which he was to be cashier.
Among the outgoing passengers on
the Elizabeth were Jose Loncve and
daughter Sylvia. The latter was going
to Snn Francisco to take treatment
for spinal trouble. -
EXPOSE OF THE
IN FIVE WONDERFUL REELS
Prof. A. M. Harrison the noted
Lecturer will give a Brief Talk on
This five reel feature was
shown to 100,000 people
in San Francisco.
SHOWN AT THE
NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 19
ONE NIGHT ONLY
J. Curtis Snook was the
dentist of llandon.
M. L. R. Edmunds, principal of the
Randon schools skirted for tho Port
land exposition with about a thousand
small envelopes, containing collections
of agates for exhibition purposes.
At the primary A. D. Morse was re
nominated for Recorder. Ten nnmes
were placed on the ballot for trustees.
Carl Danielson became landlord of
tho "Tupper bouse".
A .school entertainment was to be
held May UOth. Roy Corson was on
tlie program for an oration and Vic
tor Rreuer was to give a recitation.
"Lookout rock" had been tunneled
and it was planned to set off seven
tons of powder within it on the fourth
of July. It had been determined to
dispose of the rock and the explosion
was to lie tho drawing card for
a Fourth of July celebration.
From the Recorder, May 17, 18!).r
Mrs. Emma J. Ericson opened up
the "Central house" and asked for
Randon nnd Coquille of the Coos
county base ball league were schedul
ed to play a game on the following
The schooner Long brought in
about forty tons of freight.
Frank Rupert is -reported to have
bagged 210 snipe in U'li shots.
White the pugilist who Btole the
Hpt'ctui'loa from Fnnberg was sou
tinned to '!) day in the county jail.
A. W. IClmo couverleil hit picenlo
Into nn "I! lint" by the me of enil
ridge Hindi mid now hit one of the
IliMNit liuitruiiiunU lo bo luid.
The iMMiMUMiry imu'liliwy IihiI Immw
iimIhhkI for it broom hMiMllo ftifUny
mI wh iimtl U bo imuly (v Imi
Ijimm In i wend.
Wring m JtfNMV Ml 1iMjK)iW.
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Uxi uulu wHI lot I Uuiitui
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RINOEN ON THE RHINE
A sodlier of the legion lay dying in
There was lack of woman's nursing,
there was lack of woman's tears;
Rut a comrade stood beside him as tho
life blood ebbed away,
And bent witli pitying glances to hear
what he might say:
The dying soldier faltered as he look
that comrad's hand
And he said I never more shall see
my own, my native land,
"Take a message and a token to some
distant friends of mine,
For I was born at Ringeu, at Ringen
on the Rhine."
Tell my brothers and companions
when they meet and crowd around
To hear my mournful story in the
pleasant vinyard ground,
That we fought the battle bravely and
ere the day was done
Full many a corse lay gasping pale
beneath the setting sun,
And mid the dead and dying were
some grown old in war,
The deatli wounds of tho battle field
were hid with many a scar,
And some were young and suddenly
beheld life's morn decline,
And one had come from Ringen, from
Riugen on the Rhine.
"Tell my mother that her other son
must comfort her old age
For 1 was ere a tiuant bird that
thought his homo a cage;
And my father was a soldier anil oven
as a child
My heart le .pel up to hear him toll of
struggles fierce and wild,
And when he died and loft us to divide
his scanty liinrd,
I let them take wlmtoVr they would
but kepi r, father's sword,
And on th- . ...lagu wall I hung it
where t'.c i'i'lit light tued to ihino
Ah it nlm.. on d..ilaut lllngon, bravo
Itingon o i tho Rhino.
"Toll my i ..tur not to weep fur m or
Ktund with biiwd hiKid
When the unup.; gu umrclifiiK bum
again w t'i ulud un I tr limit trwul,
Hut to Ii. upon II . in proudly with n
mini hi.iI utiwilfiui oy
Fur her b 'Hun a wihllw, tim, um!
wit nfiu'J Ut dur
Am) if m i mrtU m-U hi I
m in i ituuw
'I'm Mm ' i ! tiiiil) MiiliKKi c
gtvi mt imiu
ment that sparkled in her eye;
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1 IMI IIIOll'lll llll UlllJHUll , IIIU lllllll llll
Ah, friend sometimes t lie liglitc t
heart makes oftlimes hen vie t
inn hit, uiu nisi lllllll- (i nil, mi
ere the moon be risen
be out of prison,
Mii:imi i KMHifi ill's ill nnr wiu'i'i im
briglit light used to shine
ii. mifiwn fin HiKimii. tiinir.in. inv( 1
Riugen on the Rhine.
"I saw the blue Rhine sweeping clo
I heard or seemed lo hear
Tho (icrman songs we used to su
with chorus loud and clear,
And up the pleasant river and donn
Hie slanting hill
Tho echoing chorus sounded in the e
oiling calm and still
And her glad blue eyes were on me a
we passed with friendly talk
Down many a path beloved of yorr
and well remembered walk,
And her little hand lay lightly, cuii
fidiiigly in mine,
We'll meet no more at Ringen, ai
Ringen on the Rhino
His voice grew faint and bushy, In
grasp was childish weak,
His eyes put on a dying look, he mi n
ed and ceased to speak;
His comrade bent to lift linn, but II
spark of life had fled;
Tho soldier of the legion in a form
laud was dead,
And tho round moon rose up miflly a
softly she looked down
On tho red Hand of the battlefield u '
bloody corse strewn i
Aye, calmly on that dreadful ci u
bright light neeiued to Inn'
As it mIiowii on distant Riiii'in
lliiitfeii on the Rhino.
--('aniline K So
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