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BANDON, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1913
EVERY MAN MAKES HIS OWN LIFE. ENVIRONMENTS ARE NO EXCUSE
8Y LA FRANCE
Insurance Swindler Arrested
at Coquille May Face
More Serious Charge.
Portland, Or., Oct. 20 The pos
sihility ol fixing a murder charge
against J. C. La France, now on
trial in Circuit Judge Kavanaugh'
court for swindling insurance com
prunes out of $15,000, is hinted at. by
the District Attorney's office, La
France perpetrated his swindle by
"plantinir" a dead body on the
Clackmas River, where it was dis
covered by fishermen and was later
"identified" by the note books
clothing and other articles which La
France had placed upon it. The
manner in which the defendant sc
cured the body is still a mystery,
which he lias not chosen to explain
and circumstances have developed
during the trial which, are regarded
as suspicious by the authorities.
Accordingly Deputy District At
torney Maguire has secured per
mission from the court to have the
grave opened and a minute cxami
nation of the body anil the clothing
made. This will be done at once
and may lead to the discovery of
something that will substantiate the
the theory of the prosecution that
the man came to his death by vio
lence. Died in the Air.
Berlin. Oct. 17. The Zepplin
dirigible "L2" exploded and burned
while 3,000 feet above Johannisthal
field today. Of the 29 aboard, 28
were killed. This dirigible was
built for the German navy and was
making her first test. Besides the
crew there were aboard members
of the admirality, commissioners
headed, by Admiral Behnisch, who
was killed. The flight was watched
by thousands. Suddenly, a heavy
Detonation was heard and instantly
the hue gasbag was swept by flames
from end to end, and dropped to the
earth like a plummet, leaving a
stream of fire in its wake. Only the
twisted framework remained when
the craft struck the earth. The
wreck was so hot it was some time
before anyonecould approach.
Lutsey Won Match.
Lutsey won the wrestling match
at the Orpheum Saturday night in
which he was to throw six men in
an hour. The manner in which he
delivered the goods showed Lutsey
as a wrestler of remarkable strength
and endurance, nml'dcnionstratcd
that he was well versed in all the
tricks of the game.
R. Casey 162 pounds put up a
good defense. He was thrown in
6 minutes 6 seconds. L. Donaldson
in 1-53, Harry Lockwood in 1-36.
Smiling Dutch acted on the aggres
sive tumbling Lutsey round a good
deal apparently neglected his de
fense, Lutsey ontained the fall
against Smiling Dutch in 4 3 Jack
White was thrown in 12-7. G. Chap
man stayed the longest putting up
a very game fight but Lutsey wa
too good a man and Chapman gave
out in 23 7.
An hour after the match Lutsey
wrestled against Jack White, Lutsey
to get a fall in ten minutes. This
bout was the most exciting of the
evening. Jack White won by pre
venting Lufjey from throwing him.
Mr. White is 24 pounds lighter
than Mr. Lutsey and he had to use
all his strength and a large knowl
edge of wrestling to prevent him
self being thrown. There was a
concensus ol opinion that White
a most skillful
Myrtle Point Items.
Edward Dietz arrived Thursday
night from California to be at the
bedside of his mother Mrs. Mary
Dietz who is seriously ill, her child
ren are all with her now.
S. S Reed of South Fork, was
thrown from a horse one day last
week and had his hip thrown out of
place, which will lay him up for
W. R. Mavity was up from Ban-
don last week looking after matters
pertaining to the insuranca on the
Stauff barn recently destroyed bv
fire near Arogo.
Born to Dr. and Mrs. D. W.
Giles October 16th a son.
J. M. Abbot has sold his barber
shop, and moved with his family to
Scio, Oregon where they will re
main for the winter at least.
The farmer are taking advantage
of this beautiful fall weather, and
are harvesting their potato and
. L. Laird returned Saturday
nignt irom rortland where lie was
in attendance at the Grand Lodge
ol the Knights of Pythias. He re
ports seven hundred in attendance
ind that all had a splendid time in
which the spii it of giod fellowship
Wonderful Hen This.
Hatched in April, 1912, and com
meucing to lay at the age of five
and one-half months, a hen at the
Oregon Agricultural College has
broken the world's reoord for the
production of cackleberries in one
year, she laid 283 eggs in twelve
months, which is the highest record
in the United States and two more
than the world's record Her most
notable feat, and which probably
las never been equ.tled, was the
laying of 99 eggs in 100 consecutive
days during the spring months. The
len is a cross between the Plymouth
Rock and White Leghorn breeds.
Children's Hour at
Chilren's hour at the public li
brary last Saturday proved to be a
big success. There were 58 chil
dren present. After Miss Kathryn
Rosa told a number of stories, some
of the children then told stories, and
II enjoyed the occasion the fullest
xtent. Children s hour will be
every Satuiday from 3 to 4 o'clock
and all children are ivitcd to attend.
"Left-Over" News Item.
On Sunday afternoon a doe came
nto town from the north via the long
iridgc, and turned into Second
street at the corner of Taylor. A
number of men attempted to capture
her ladyship, but not withstanding
the fact that she suffered a broken
eg she led them to a merry chase
ntil finally lassoed in a private yard.
he deer was practically exhausted,
uid refused to budce further. It
was, however, placed in a barn for
the night. On Monday the fractured
limb was to have been set, but the
deer died before the operation was
perlormed, probably from exhaust
ion. wIt was buried just outside the
limits ol the city without even a rude
slab to mark its last resting place.
W. B. Holdiman the big W. O.
W. deputy who looks like Bunny,
came up from Crescent City Satur
day night where he had been work
iug in the interests of his lodge. He
left Monday for his home at Salem
for a short time. Mr. Holdiman
has not been at home since the first
of the year,
Henry Clemens was born in
Schleiswick Walstein Germany in
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107 aim uieu 111 nunuon, uregon
last night at the ripe old age of 86
years and 4 months.
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ivir. Siemens came to the United
States when a very young man and
came to Coos county fn 1868, and
has lived here most of the time. He
was married 50 years ago to Mrs.
1 nomas Hanly, and to this union
lour cinidren were born; Mrs.
weary, Airs, km ma Gamer deceased
capl. J. l'. Clemens and Joseph E.
a stepson l . l'. Hanly and a step
daughter, Mrs. Joseph Rossette
survive, also Mr. Clemen's second
wife, Mrs. Helen Clemens survives
Mr. Clemens was a highly cduca-
ted man, a good citizen and kind
neighbor. He was well known in
Coos county and had many friends
here. The sorrowing relatives will
have the sincere sympathy of a l?rge
circle of friends.
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1 iic miiciai win uc neiu tomorrow
at 1:30 n. m. in the I. O. O. F.
Hall, and interment will be in the
K. of P. cemetery.
cmenains ai rive Hundred,
Mrs. Arthur Gale entertained a
ui iier lauy irienncis at a live
mmuicu ,,any rnaay aiternoon at
ner nome in east uandon and all
present enjoyed the occasion to the
Those invited were: Mesdames
W. S. Wells, J. T. Sullivan, T. C.
Russell, S. C. Endicott, C. Mc
Johnson, Robert Johnson, J. How-
ard Johnston, Challcomb. Harrv
Helmkin, W. E. Best, Nels Ras-
mussen, A. J. Weddle, S. J. Mann,
G. T. Treadeold, Harrv Walker.
N. J. Crain, C. E. Kopf, C." R.
Wade. A. S. Elliot, E. B. Kausrud,
W. J. Sweet, Geo. Geisendorfer. F.
J. Feeney, Harry Pearce, C. Y.
Lowe, L. P. .Sorenson, Horace
Richards, D. M. Averill, Frank
Catterlin, H. L. Houston, J. L.
Kronenberg, H. L. Hopkins, T.
W. Rnbison, and Misses Kate Rosa,
Wasley, Crain, Weddle a'nd Solve.
The first prize was won by Mrs,
Cram, and the second hy Mrs.
Geisendorfer and the third by Mrs
F. J. Feeney.
Colonel Roosevelt's blast against
Tammany Hall is in line with what
oeiie vers n honest government have
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or newspaper denunciation.
votes aione will do the business.
tammany fattens on abuse as a tiger
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Where are the people? Most nf
them are sleeping when the Tarn
many cohorts are sitting up nights
to plan a campaign.
The Massachusetts primal y eject
ion recently held hardly drew a
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ooay round on Beach.
The body found on the beach
bunday which wai at first supposed
to be that of Sigwald Johnson,
proved to be John Keating, of San
rrancisco. and how he came to his
death has not yet' been discovered,
NO HUNTING ON
Many hunters in Oregon know of
the ease and certainty about finding
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dticKS and gese llyinir domr the
ocean shore in season and hundreds
take advantage of the knowledge
and return from the beaches with
good bags. It is a common way of
hunting about Coos Bay. and has
but one drawback it is too far
away for the most hunters to yo.
A late despatch from Salem gives
news about this method ol hunting
which indicates it is strictly auaiust
the law. The despatch says
balem, Or., Oct. 17. According
to laws passed by the last legislature
hunting along the Oregon shore of
the Pacihcnre.in ia r.i-nl..lii.,l n.,
of these acts makes,the shore of the
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ocean between nrdin.-irv liirrli twin
and extreme low tide, from the
Columbia river to the California line
a public highway, and another law
at any time provides that it-shall
be unlawful at any time to shoot or
discharge any gun at any game bird
or game animal from or while 11 non
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any rauroaa ngm-oi way 01 any
nub he road orhioliwav . Marsl.filH
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were delegates from Delohi Lndire
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k. of P. to the Grand Lodge at
Portland last week, have returned
report a very good session.
Mr. Lewin stated to a representa
tive of. the Recorder that the Grand
Lodge would be held at Portland
again next year and might possibly
be brought to Cons cmintv i 10 ic
lj tl,e railroad is completed by that
Portland, Or., Oct 21. (Special)
So attractive have been the re
ports of the superior quality of Ore
gon apples that a party of pilgrims
came all the way from Johannesburg,
Soulh Africa, to Portland in order
to see for Xhemselves whether br not
Oregon fruit was so much better
than that frqm other parts of the
world. They came, they saw, and
they left orders to the extent of 25
carloads of the finest apples Oregon
This purchase if merely the enter
ing wedge. In the past the bulk of
apples for the South African trade
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quaIntance with the ;omIerful
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when the Pawma Canal is in opera
On October 15 a meeting was held
at Medford for the purpose of per
fecting plans for the installation of
an All-Oregon exhibit at Ashland
tor the entertainment, information
and education of the host of tourists
who will visit that
section of the
It is announced
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will he as ivdrnmp in mnk n t'i
niav as the Umnua Valley or the
Willamette. The central idea is to
secure settlers for Oregon 1 inds.
The Executive Committee of the
Oregon Dairyman's' Association has
fixed upon Wednesday and Thurs
dav. October 20.10. as the dates for
the annual meeting to be held at
Tillamook. A strong program has
been prepared for the occasion and
daitymen from all over the state are
urged to make a special effort to be
present. Those who expect to at
tend the convention are instructed
to secure a receipt fiom the railroad
ompany for their fare in order to
secure a reduced rate lor the return
Polk county prunes ;rc prized for
their quality in many parts of the
world. Last week one carload ol
the dried fruit was shipped to Eng
land, another to Sweden and a third
to France. This week a carload
will be shipped from the same point
for St. Petersburg. Russia.
Each car contains 1 500 boxes
weighing 25 pounds each. Th
packing plant at Dallas is employing
60 women and 25 men and running
ddy and night shifts in order to kce
up with orders.
Shipments of livestock Irom east
em points to the Pacific Intern.ition-
Livestock exposition at Nortl
Portland, December 8-f3, are to be
handled at one half the usual freigh
rates. 1 Ins concession has been
made by 29 railroads represented in
the transcontinental Ireight bureau
and will become effective November
1. The exhibitor making shipment
under this tat in is expected to pay
the full one-way rate on his stock,
and if it is not sold during the ex-
position, it may be returned at own
ers risk free of charge within 30
days after the close of the hhow.
Wm. Candlin, representing the
Pacific Paper Co. 'was in Bandon
Miss Ora Deyoe left on the Eliza
beth for San Francisco and will
spend the winter at Riverside and
other California points.
P. H. Poole and L. E. Brown re
turned Irom their Port Orlor d trip
Saturday evening and are very en
thusiastic over conditions down
E N. Smith will leave Thursday
for Portland and from there will take
an eastern trip to New York and
other points before he returns to his
winter home at Riverside, Calif.
II . H. Dufort is now grading C,
McC Johnson's lawn. Mr. Johnson
has a beautiful location, a fine home
and when the lot is graded it will
present an appearance that will
have few equals in the city.
Orvil Dodge has been down from
myrtle romt a day or two he
brought down a ton of ore from the
White Salmon Mountain mine and
shipped the same to San Francisco
on the Elizabeth.
A surprise party was given in
honor of Miller Hershfeldt, the oc
casion being his 21st birthday at
the home of his grandmother, Mrs.
A. J. Marsh on Astor Ave. last
evening. Quite a number of young
folks were present and all enjoyed
themselves very much. Nice rc
ireshments were served.
A want ad in the Rkcorder will
do it. J C. Baker lost a note book.
An ad war. placed in Friday's Rk
corder and the book was' returned
to Mr. Baker before noon Saturday.
That is quick returns, but it is al
ways so when you advertise in Ban
don's semi-weekly paper which is
read by all the people.
Registration closed last Saturday,
so if you have not registered under
the new law, or did not register and
vote in 1912, you will have to be
sworn in. After the election ol
November 4th The registration books
will again be opened and then if you
have not registered under the ne.v
law, you must do so or forever be
deprived of the privilege of voting,
Field Agent of U. S. Govern
ment Report Find Cover
two Entire Townships.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 20. That
the discovery of an extensive bed of
bituminous coal in the Coos county
section of Oregon will aid materially
in the solution of the coal problem
on the Pacific coast was the informa
tion received todaj by Judge Denny,
legisterof the General Land Office
in this city, from a Government field
agent who passed some time in that
section, and who reports that the
new coal field covers two entire
Government agents have been ex
amining the field for several months
and the covering ol conglomerate
and oiit'croppings convinced them,
says Judge Denny, that there was a
rich field of coal beneath. The lay
ing bare ol seveial seams from seven
to 12 feet thick was conclusive.
Judge Denny's inlorinant declares
tl.at the coal is the highest grade
bituminous coking coal.
The new field is surrounded by
valuable timber. A railroad will be
built to the district by the C. A.
Smith Lumber Company. The
claimants, who expect to receive
patents within a short time, puipose
using diamond drills to mine the
coal on account of the timber and
heavy brush that covers a great part
of the field.
Money for Education, Yes.
Inasmuch as there is to be in a
short time several measures of iui-
portonce before the voters of Ore
gon at the coming election, it be
hooves the giving of these questions
more careful consideration than is
the usual procedure when voting lor
men as between men. One of these
measures especially, should never
have been so organically associated
with the constitution, that its passage
by any legislature would have
meant its enactment, beyond the
subject of any recall measure. We
refer to the measure that involves
the spending of public money for
university extension. Surely there
are not voters enough in this state
who will cast their ballots against a
measure of such vital interest to the
present and future of the citizens of
all this state, and jeopardize its ac
ceptance. Education wider and
more extended, is going to play an
important part in the future ol Ore
gon, it is going to he demanded
more and more each year that pas
ses, and with the younger and more
progressive citizenship that will he
asserting itself, the facilities to oh-
ain it are not going to be hampered
for lack of funds to carry on the
work. This measure should be
given the earnem and faithful sup
port ol every friend of progressive
ness along educational matters, it
should be talked over, it should be
shown that in this respect this state
las enough people who want
to forge ahead and not
stand still. This vote should show
that the sons and daughters ol
Oregon will be loyal to their state.
f the citizens will do their part, and
not make it necessary for them to
go outside to get that winch .they
should receive at their home in
stitutions. Study this matter up
and see if you can not make a vote
for the measure that might be
gainst it, because they did not
realize its importance. Roseburtr