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BANDON, OREGON, AUGUST 14, 1914.
MEETS AS BOARD OF EQUALI
ZATION "TO ADJUST MATTERS
IN REGARD TO IMPROVEMENT
The City Council hold a special ses
sion at tho City Hull Wednesday
night, meeting first ns a board of
equalization to equalize the nases.',
ment on First Street from Chicago
Avenue to Fillmore and also from
Bandon Avenue to Alabama Avenue.
Objections bud been madu by prop
erty owners on the intersection of
Elmira and Delaware Avenues on the
ground that the intersection of El
mira Avenue cost $204.14 and on
Delaware only $ 122.44; also that con
nections on Chicago Avenue and
Fillmore Avenue were assessed to
the street as a whole.
Tho council equalized the ase&3
ment satisfactory to all concerned, in
that they let tho Chicago and Fill
more Avenuo connections be paid out
of the general fund and also that El
mira Avenuo be made to cost the
property owners tho same as Dele
ware Avenue, and the rest to be
paid out of the general fund. Tho
city engineer was ordered to make a
re-assessment on those grounds.
First Street from Bandon Avenue
to Alabama Avenue was finished up
and accepted, as there were no ob
jections filed to tho original assess
ment. The city engineer reported to the
council that the water pipe for the
now main on First street would ar
rivo on tho Elizabeth and tho coun
cil ordered him to lay the pipe and
buy such supplies as were necessary
to completo tho work .
Tho engineer was also ordered to
prepare plans and specifications and
estimates for a sanitary sewer on
Wall Street from First to Second
thence down Second to Bnllimorc,
thence north on Baltimore to dcoy
water, also laterals on First Street
from Bandon Avenuo to Baltimore
and on Alabama Avenuo from Se
cond Street to First Street.
The city engineer was ordered to
make a survey of the old county road
up tho Orogon Avenue hill and make
a plat of tho same, showing the lo
Tho council ordered the city engi
neer to havo street signs painted and
placed on all street corners where
streets wore opened for travel and
where there aro no signs at pres
ent. Tho building of a sidewalk up the
Oregon Avenue hill was dropped for
tho present, until it could bo decid
ed just what disposition could be
made of the road, ana whether tho
street would be put thero or straight
down the hill.
Tho council reconsidered the build
ing ordinance and referred it back to
tho committco composed of Council
men Sorenson and Chntburn, and who
will confer with City Attorney Tread
gold and City Engineer Sawyer on
tho subject of certain changes to bo
COUNTY COURT MAKES ORDER
TOUCHING TAX PENALTIES
The county court has made an im
portant order last week in tho matter
of the collection of penalties in the
case of taxes, half of which havJ been
paid prior to April first of thU year
and tho other half of which shall be
paid before September first. Citing
the canes in Multnomah and Lane
counties in which tho courts havo hold
thut penalties cannot bo enforced in
such cases together with tho recent
action of tho Douglas county court
our court says;
Now therefore, in view of said ad
judications, It is hereby ordered that
tho Treasurer and Tux Collector for
tlio County of Coo he imh Ijjjmieby
authorized to Issue Id receipt in full
for the tuxes for tho year 1018 to all
person who may Imvo puld tho flint
half of Ids hue prior to April Ut,
IUH, and who shall puy the uwiwl
Imif llixri'of prior (o Hvptoinlmr lL
1UH, nnd il Tti'UMurnr ami Tmx (JmJ.
Jui'tor for '" County )ntll not rw
juir iim puy'wii my pmliy by
Hi4 ptfMmQti J Villi).
RETURNS FROM EUGENE.
Prof. II. L. Hopkins, superintend
ent of the Bandon schools, returned
last night from Eugene where he had
been visiting his parents and attend
ing the Oregon University summer
He expects to start in a day or two
with a camping party down the coast
and after his return will put every
thing in readiness for tho opening of
school nt tho proper time.
DANGER OF FOREST FIRES AT
THIS SEASON MAY OA USE THE
GOVERNOR TO CLOSE-DOWN
GAME SEASON FOR A TIME.
Salem, Or., Aug. 14 After confer
ring with State Forester Elliott Gov
ernor West has announced that he has
taken under advisement requests
made by forest fire associations and
timbermcn that the game season bo
closed until there is a sufficient rain
fall to insure that there is not much
danger of forest fires starting from
camp fires builtb y hunters. Tho
association and timbermcn fn their
applications represented that the for
ssts are dryer now than they have
seen for years, and that tho origin
of a number of tho present forest
fires could be traced to the fires start
ad by huntersT In view of this, they
thought it wise that the season be de
clared closed until tho situntion was
relieved by rain.
AFTER P. O. DEPARTMENT
Tho following self explanatory
correspondence has.been received from
Hon. W. C. Ilawley, House of Rep
resentatives In reply to your letter
of the 23rd instant, in which you again
protest against any reduction in tho
service between Roseburg nnd Myr
tle Point, and between Roseburg and
Marshficld, Oregon, and enclosing
a letter from Hugh McLain, of Marsh
field, again protesting against a re
duction in tho frequency of service
to Marshficld, I beg to advise you
that advertisements are now pending
inviting proposals for carrying tho
mails between Roseburg and Marsh
field and between Roseburg and Myr
tle Point, with n view to providing
service as heretofore. An award of
contract for this service, however,
will depend upon tho receipt of a bid
in proper form and at a rate com
mensurate with tho postal benefits to
be derived therefrom.
I will ho pleased to advise you at
the earliest date practicable of the
result of the advertisements. " Sin
cerely yours, Jas. I. Blakslee, 4th
assistant postmaster general.
E. L. CARDINAL PASSES
AWAY AT HOSPITAL.
E. L. Cardinal, who hsa been a res
ident of Bandon for about two years,
died Tuesday nt tho Bandon Hospi
tal, after a lingering illness which
had lasted about six months.
Mr. Cardinal was moved to the hos
pital about two months ago, where, he
might have better medical attention
that could be other wise given him.
But even at that time he was in such
a weakened condition that it was im
possible to do much for him.
Deceased leaves a widow and three
children, aged 7, 5 and 4 years. He
also leaves a mother, five sisters and
three brothers in Canada.
Tho funeral was held yesterday at
the Catholic church and interment
made In tho Catholic cemetery.
The bereaved family has tho sym
pathy of a largo circle of friends.
Mrs. B. Burrows and daughter,
Ruth, returned Monday from a camp
ing trip down tho count near Corbin,
uitd both have wollduvelopod canes
of mump but aro getting along us
wall hm ould Ikuix peotcd. Air. Ilur
row brother, Joint Ifumblorki wui
a Ixo Willi ilium and lio U still In tho
ui)ip, auUmnyi troth a nnvoro wise of
Dr. Mfiijjj WW I down lust
tight to vfav Uim DIMlful Ml"!)!)"",
Mud JjwH llml liu not Juji;ujout
PROJECT WILL. BE CLOSED UP
IN A FEW DAYS AND BUILD
ING OPERATIONS STARTED.
$2,00(1 MORE NEEDED TO START
J. S. Atkins, tho nrchitcet for the
New Hotel Gallior, informs the Re
corder that tho campaign for the ho
tel will bo resumed again with vigor
and that within the, next few days
the proposition will be put over,
without doubt. Mr. J. C. Hammel,
who has been out in the valley look
ing after his farm, will return hero
this evening and will assist in the
campaign". It is only necessary to
raise about $2,000 more "lo insure the
success of the proposition and it is
figured that this can be easily ac
complished, as more than that amount
has already been promised.
The plan is to go ahead with the
building at onco so that it can bo in
closed before tho rainy season sets
The Seattle Hotel News, an exclus
ive hotel paper comments on the ho
tel situation in Bandon as follows:
"Waken up Bandon and put your
self on the hotel map! A city is
known by its hotel accomodations,
many towns have been made famous
by its excellent hotel service. Tho
town witli an inferior hotel is a dead
one, and the traveling public will not
tarry where such accomodations aro
poor. It should not require "more
than sixty minutes to sell $15,000
worth of stock among the business
men of Bandon for a project that will
ultimately benefit all of them."
FOR CONGRESS HERE
Frederick Hollistcr Democratic
candidate for congress, came over
from North Bend yesterday and is
shaking hands with the .voters here
today.' Mr. Hollister has been out in
the valley in tho interests of his cam
paign and feels very sanguine over
tho outcome. Ho says Congressman
Hawloyw ill not comei nto Coos coun
ty with more than 2,500 lead over him
and that ho will be able to more than
overcome anys uch :lead in this coun
ty .consequently ho feels certain of
WESTERN UNION WIRES
ARE DOWN TODAY.
Tiie Recorder had made tlicu sual
arrangements to get thel atest war
news today, but the Western Union
wires are down to Marshficld and
consequently tho press reports could
not get through.
The first dispatch from Berlin di
rect sincet ho cables were cut sevral
days ago was received yesterday.
In this dispatch it was stated that the
Gcrmnns had been victorious over the
French and had driven them from
German soil, killing many and taking
several thousand prisoners. At the
same time reports coming through
Paris and London claim signal vic
tories for tho French and Belgians
over tho Germans. Censorship is so
strict on all tho nows avenues that
all the news is evidently colored to
favor tho country from wheih iti s
England and France arc now both
at war witli Austria.
German, French and English boats
aro cruising up and down the Califor
nia coast and a battle is expected
whenever two of tho belligerents hap
pen to come together.
Tho wreckage washed up on the
San Francisco beach and thought to
have been from a sunken battleship,
proved to havo been thrown overboard
from tho British cruiser Rainbow
when she cleared for action.
"Adventure of Kiilliiyn" lit I ho
Grit nd next Molality -Don't fall to
see this I'litwrtalnlni; photo play.
Mla KooMiid JoweJ UtiAm,
Who liuyo Loan vitfltfng at iha homo at
Mr nmu Hy. II u. May Mi on
WAR REACHES ACROSS TIIE
WORLD AND BOOSTS PRICES
OF FOOD STUFFS IN BANDON.
MAY GO HIGHER.
Another effect of tho European
war that is being felt here is the
price of sugar which is now $8.00 a
hundred, and still soaring skyward.
The price yesterday morning was
$7.25 a hundred, nnd this morning it
is $8.00, and the wholesale quotation
today is $7.50. At this price it will
bo impossible for the retailer to re
tain tiie $8.00 prico and come out
even. However local grocers are
hopeful that conditions will change as
the Interstate Commerce Commission
is taking hold of the proposition and
will investigate" tho sugar trust with
the object of finding the cau33 for the
sudden Fhoot up in price. This will
prouiddy scare the trust into at least
slopping for a moment to consider
before they order another boost in
O. A. 'trowbridgo savs he thinks
the p'k-o has about reached its limit
John Dickey is of .much the same
opinion, as is also J. W. Mast, A. G.
Hoyt, and other grocersof the city.
It is a condition ' that, is being
watched with keen interest, and tho
increase in price on this commodity
just nt this time is more severely felt
because of the fruit canning season
Government Will Investigate.
, Washington, D. C President Wil
son Jias directed Attorney General
centJcReynolds to investigate the
recen raise is the price of food stuffs
and take up the question whether any
persons responsible can be prosecuted
MANY SHRINERS WERE
N BANDON YESTERDAY
A number of automobiles carry
ing Sliriners from Ashland and other
parts of the valley were in the city
yesterday on their way home from
the big conclave at Marshficld.
Among theso nutos was a big
Stanley steam car with accomoda
tions for twelve passengers. There
was another five passenger steam car
and quite a number of tho ordinary
F. E. Wcstcrbeg of Marshficld,
who is connected with the Bandon
Dry Goods Co., has been in the city
a few days on business in connection
with tho company hero.
BEDILLION SECURES MUCH
BUSINESS IN THE EAST
R. E. L. Bcdillion of Bandon, man
ager of tho Bandon Woolen Mill, qr-
ived in Marshficld on the Nann
Smith and left for tho Coquillo River
port on the 2-o'clock train this af
ternoon. Mr. Bcdillion has been on
an extensive eastern and southern
trip in tiie interests of his company,
having secured a volume of business
sufficient to keep tho company oper
ating steadily for a year to come.
During his trip Mr. Bcdillion visited
the manufacturing ccners of De
troit, Memphis, Chicago, Brandford
(Canada), New Orleans, San Anton
io, El Paso, Juarez, Mexico, and Yu
ma, Arizona. Mr. Bcdillion says that
there has been nothing decided rela
tive to moving tho plant of the com
pany away from Bandon, reports
about tho matter having been great
ly exaggerated. Coos Bay Times.
SET FIRES TO AID
It has been reported that down In
Curry county some of tho forest fires
havo been deliberately set by people
who worn desirous of getting tho un
derbnish binned olf no ns to Increuiso
(ho gnulng area for their cattle.
T1i brush Iiuh been kwwIiik J rup
uiiy It lias nut oir u If I fut tlvul f
mum wild Ui rimhm'mv illrous.
f Waging tuUwf )hm 4l!jinlliiiir
MAYOR TOPPING AND
FAMILY RETURN HOME.
Mayor Geo, P. Topping and family
returned last night in their new
Mitchell auto, from their trip to
Grants Pass and other Willamette
Valley points, including Portland.
Mr. Topping says they had a fine
trip and that the new car is all that
could be desired.
His Honor is now ready to take
up the work of tho city and his own
private business with renewed vigor.
IT IS EXPECTED THAT SOME
CHANGES WILL BE MADE IN
EFFORT TO LESSEN BURDEN
ON PROPERTY OWNERS.
At tho special meeting of the city
council Wednesday night tho building
ordinance was referred back to tho
Committee and it is understood that
some changes will be made.
The ordinance as presented calls
for strictly fire proof buildings in cer
tain sections of the down town dis
trict, including tho recently burned
district nnd farther cast on First
Street. It is probable, however, that
this ordinance will be changed so as
to call for brick or concrete outside
walls and allow wooden work on the
interiors, including floors, partitions
etc., but of course this is only con
jecture, as it is not known just what
tho committee will do.
The council meets again tonight
but the ordinance may not bo taken
up until the next regular meeting
which is next Wednesday night.
O. A. TROWBRIDGE HAS
NEW OVERLAND CAR
O. A. Trowbridge returned from
San Francisco Wednesday night with
a new Overland car, having driven it
across the country himself, which was
indeed quite a feat considering tho
fact that he had never driven before
and had only a couple of days prac
tice before he started out.
Mr. Trowbridge was accompanied
on the trip by his son, Spencer, nnd
three cousins, Miss Gladys Strader,
who has been making her home in
Bandon for some timo, and Mis.s
Mervelin Decker nnd Frank Hamil
ton of San Jose, Calif. Mr. Hamilton
and Miss Decker will visit here for
a couple of weeks.
BIG FEATURE PRODUC
TION AT THE GRAND
"Germinal" or tho "Toll of Labor"
from the pen of Emile Zola the greal
French writer, has been produced ii:
a big five-part photo play. This pic
ture has received flattering criticism
everywhere and played tho best thea
tres in tho country. This master
piece will be shown at the Grand next
Sunday, August 10. Don't fail to
come and seo this great photo play.
Don't fail to seo the great photc
play at tho Grand Sunday night.
Bandon Real Estate Transfers.
(From tho Title Guarantee and Ab
stract Co., Marshficld and Coquillo.)
Ross B. Dcyoo ct ux to E. N. Smith
W. D. Lots 13 and 14, Block S.Smith't
First Addition to Bandon, Oregon
Annie I. Bash ct vir to W. Fred
Balmer. W. D. Lots 2 and :i, Block
0, West Bandon Addition to the Citj
of Bandon. $200.
Mary A. Fowings et vir to C. A.
Meller. Deed. Lots 7, 8, 9, and 10,
Block 4, Sunset Park, Bandon Beach.
Archie L. Davis ct ux to Felix E.
Hull. W. D. Lot l.T and fractional
Ut 14, Block 2, Industrial Addition,
to City of Bandon. $10.00.
Orton L. Wadsworth ct ux to
Richard S. Woods. Deed. Uts 2!
and 30, Block 4, Sunset Park, Bau
dot! Beach. $10.00,
Richard 8, Woods et ux to W. F,
IVultt. Deed, lAa 29 and 30, Blouli
4, Hunsot Park, Bandon Nwieh. f0.
Churles DelMi Truuteo for J. I..
Mullln, et ux to J- L- Mullln. W I).
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nivernidu Addition to llundon. HUM
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ri, ; W. I). IM H niojki fen
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two juries in on-ia: saloon
CASE FAIL lO Ad REE ON EDI
DENCE. THIRD TRIAL BEING
HELD THIS AFTERNOON.
Geo. Button, proprietor of the Of
fice saloon, is on trial for the third
.ime this afternoon, for the alleged
idling, or rather allowing, liquor to
ie sold in his saloon to Ray Langlois,
x minor. The same case was tried
twice yesterday and the juries dis
lgrced in each case. Tho verdict is
3ach case being four for conviction
uul two for acquittal.
City Attorney Trcadgold says he
vill continue to try the case until n
verdict one way or the other is
Tho evidence in the ense is very
contradictory and simmers - down
practically to one man's word against
another, and consequently it is hard
for tho jury to decide just where' the
The fact remains, however, that
the young man got the liquor some
place there is ample evidence to
that feature of the case.
City Attorney Treadgold is prose
luting the case, and Attorney Thos.
F. Haggcrty has the defense.
ANSWERS McLAIN ATTACK
Tho following letter, written by
Congrossmn Ilawley, appeared in Sun
day's Portland Journal, in answer to
statements made by Hugh McLain
of Marshficld, attacking Mr. Haw
"Editor Journal IiKypur -ssue.for
Wednesday, July 22, 1914, tnere is
printed an interview from one Hugh
McLain, of Marshfield, in which he
speaks in praise of the work of Sen
ator Chamberlain, Since both aro
members of tho Democratic party,
this is natural and commendable, and
of it I havo no criticism. But when
Mr. McLain presumes to misstate
facts and falsify the public records
concerning myself, I object and re
quest a littlo of your valuable space
to quote from tho records. I wish to
say first that I do not believe at all
that Senator Chamberlain approves
of misstatements sucli as McLain
"McLain is quoted as saying: When
tho present river and harbors bill
passed the house it carried an appro
priation of $40,000 for the improve
ment of Coos Bay. When the bill
reached tho senate Chamberlain, with
out solicitation, bad tho item increas
ed to $50,000.'
"When tho present rivers and har
bors bill was reported to and passed
tho house It contained tho following
language: 'Improving- harbor ut Coos
Bay, Oregon: For maintenance of tho
completed channels in Coos Bay and
operating the bar dredge $50,000.
The bill passed the house March 20,
-nd was reported to the senate from
.Is committee on commerce on June
1!?, without nny chnngo in this item
"Now what good purpose did Me
rlin seek to serve by any such mis
statement as he makes? I had the
item for $50,000 for Coos Bay insert
ed in the house bill. Senator Clmmbor-
lain had several items increased but
the Coos Bay item was not among
them. In reference to the legisla
tion relative to the closing and filling
of Mill Slough, Murshfield, McLain
is quoted saying that this legis
lation 'had no assistance from Con
gressman Ilawley In tho houso." Hero
is what tho Congressional Record for
October 17, lORi, says:
" 'Mr. Ilawley Mr. Speaker, I ask
unanimous consent for the present
consideration of tho bill , (S. 7(17)
granting permission to the city of
Marshfield, Oregon, to close Mill
Slough In said city.'
" 'Tho Speaker The gentleman
from Oregon asks unanimous con.
s.jiit to dluihurgo tho committee on
inlei sUtlo und foiolioi coiniiieito
fivoi thu furLbur voiuldorullon of thu
MMulo bill and rounder It now. Is
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