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Handon By-the-Sca has the Prettiest Beach on the Coast
BANDON, OREGON, JUNE 22, 1915
WOOL MASTER IS
OFF FOR CHINA
Reception Given Jo R. E. L. Bedillion By
Local Lodge of Knighls of Pythias
A congenial party of friends, all but
one of wbotn were Knights, gntheied
around the banquet table in the K. 1.
ball last night to bid farewell to one
of Hiuidon's representative citizens,
R. E. L. Hedillion, boon lo leave for
The gathering took place at the
conclusion of the lodge services and
i ftcr the close of the school meeting
in the high school building, starting
in at 9:30 and continuing until mid
night. During his twentyfive years in Han
don, Mr. Hedillion bus been prominent
i mong the K. Ph. and tliey took tins
Means of expressing their npprocia
uon of his cotnradship and regret at
nis departure. Hy his twenty-live
years as a lodgemnn, Mr. Hedillion is
entitled to a veteran jewel. One lias
been ordered and it was the regret of
his fellow members that the decora
tion had not arrived that they might
have presented it to him on this oc
casion. Thero were forty four present at
the gathering last night. Kats were
the first thing on the program, served
by a committee consisting of S. John
son, Victor Hreiior and C. F. Pope.
At the conclusion of the banquet a
Hood of oratory was tapped and among
those who took part with repartee and
reminiscence were Col. R. II. Kosa, I'M
II. Fjsh, C. W. Wade, Captain Thomas
White, J. II. Shields, Victor Hreuei'.
Alderman I'ape acted as toastmast-
c -.suggesting among other things
things thai the motto of tlio order,
C. H." stood in this instance for
Friendship for the departing guest,
Courage for him in his prospective
inw adventures and Hedillion at whom
the whole was aimed.
In ilue time the pice on the orator
i al program for J. V. Mast was
i cached and in one of ids oratorical
drorts, in behalf of his fellow moni
tors he presented Mr. Hedillion .with
i. fine .leather traveling bag as some
t ling with winch to remember the
Handon K. Ps.
Mr. Hedillion responded nppropri
iitely and there was a touch of pntnos
iii his remarks at the severing of
bonds that have grown firmer witli
yc-.rs of association and fraternal in
teieour.se James Mars was the only man pios
eut not a Pythian. He was one of the
earliest friends of Hedillion in Hundori
and through his iiillucuco the latter
wait induced to locate in Handon. .1. I..
Kronenhorg, another pillar of the
H'indon of the past was also in 'itcd to
be present but missed connections in
The lodge room was especially dec
orated with greenery and (lowers, a
special piece being the letters F. C. 11.
in floral display. A feature of the
gnthor'ng was the prosecco of rem.'
of the old members of the order. Nels
K.!Mmi.si-u was the only charter mem
ber who was present but others
of the old members present were Col.
Kosa, .1. L. Hean of Lampn, Captain
Thomas White and Mr. Hedillion.
Mr. Hedillion leaves on the Kliz
abeth tomorrow for San Ftnncisco.
From there ho will sail for China and
in China he expects to luivj charge of
fostering the wool and shiop industry.
Also the establishment of a woolen
mill. This industry is one of the now
commercial enterprises being fostered
by the committee ropnu ting the
government of China, now in t ho Un
ited States. They are investigating
Industrial conditions in tliit country
and have the authority lo itiiemirago
new enterprises a special bonui being
provided for that purpose by (ho now
Republican guvoi iinent.
hi iU'dillion wl'l Id under w two
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A NEW LAW FIRM FORMED
New Corner and Old Timer Unite
to Secure Legal Work
Chatburn and Gardner is the name
of the latest addition to the legal fra
ternity of Handon. The firm, which
lias rooms in suite .'1 of the First Na
tional Hani; building is formed by the
combination of Frank J. Chatburn,
councilman from, the Fast ward, and
Iaurencc L. Gardner, recently of
Portland but for the
weeks of Huiulou.
Mr. Chatburn needs
tion to Handon people.
Ho is an old
settler in the city and one prominent
ly connected with public alfnirs. Him
self and family are hold in high es
teem and his name will add strength
to the new firm. Mr. Gardner is a
graduate of Salem University and was
a resident of that city. He first opened
a law ofiice in Portland and practiced
there before coming to Handon. In his
brief stay bore he has made many
friends and the now firm starts out
in business with good prospscts.
Klakahma Presentation Work Well Under
The ground where the pageant of
Klakahma is to be presented, is tak
ing on an appearance of business
Seats have been erected for the spec
tators. Tent stakes have been plant
ed, a cabin has been built, a camp
fire has been located, canoes have
been made and the country is being
scoured for -ponies of the right
The participants, male and female
are busy preparing appropriate cus
toms and ransacking 'the Chinook dic
tionary for appropriate words for the
Finest Watkins, fresh from the un
iversity of Oregon lias entered with
zeal into the work of assisting in the
arrangements and staging the page
ant; Prof. Kichards is busy attempt
ing to harmonize Chinook songs into
music; Miss Elizabeth Fox has some j
songs that are prepared especially
for the occasion, the girls are practi-1
cing on a number of new steps for j
their dance; the bucks are attemptiiij: '
to cultivate a aswaggering gait and
endeavoring to get the proper guttei
als and grunts.
People familiar with the motive of
the pageant recognize in it sonietliin.'
of great possibilities. Taken serious
ly and staged with more and more at
tcution to detail it lias in it the mater
ial of an annual event that will altiact
attention over a wide area.
Considered seriously and elaborated
on with fidelity to the original aborig
inal and carried out logically it will do
a great deal to advance the fame of
this city by the son.
The Speedwell loft for tlio Ivy this
morning with a hold filled wit'i lies
and the Acme came for a load.
ORSKRVE CHILDREN'S DAY
.Methodist Sunday School gives Appro
priate Program for the Annual Event
Children's day was observed in the
MothodiHl church last Sunday forenoon
with appropriate exereisos and there
was a large attendance out to hoar
the program. Tho following is the
Welcome Itobort and Gonoviovo
Recitation Violut Adams,
Exorcise Psalms of I 'raise
Recitation Tholina Howo
Recitation- Toddio Ruiido
Recitation Clmilotto Rumlo
Hxorclso Tho Plnntora
IterllHtimt Dannie ("tin en
limitation ThoiniM lima
Hon Flornt' Knight
ItwitiiUoti INtuI Kami
Itlttl0ll 'l1ltllHR 0M'
Itcciutiuii lUyinuml (JmlWbl
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Ki.iiuii"!. Uuj.iii 'wnA
Auiii u4 KfcrcW "Mumhtwr 04
Moose Plan For
Lodge Men Are Awake. Seeing The Fair
The Handon lodge of Moose entcr
ntined visitors last week Thursday
night in tlio person of Dr. E. K. Straw
dictator of Marshficld lodge, Mr. Par
sons, of Lockhart, Parsons Drug Co.,
vice dictator; Geo. Cook, secy.; Frank
Catterlin, and Mel G. Duncan, past
dictator, who succeded in instilling a
portion of their Coos bay enthusiasm
to their Handon brethren.
They came over to discuss the Coos
county Moos day at Handon and also
the excursion planned soon for the ex
position at San Francisco.
Dr. Straw told of his recent trip to
Frisco where arrangements were made
for the Coos county Moose to lead the
parade of the combined hosts of Moose
on Moose day. Thero will bo 30,000
members of the fraternity in line and
the men from Coos county, escorted
by a troop of 50 cavalry will bo in the
van. At the head of all will be tiie
Moose concert band of Coos bay.
An excursion party of Moose from
this county will leave the bay on the
steamer Nann Smith July 15th or
22nd. An expense schedule has been
made covering this trip, including the
passage and hotel bills, meals entrance
to exposition, and even such small
items as trolley fare and shoo shines
for a round figure of $1)7.25.
It is emphasised that Coos county
Moose does not mean Marshficld
Moose but Moose from the whole coun
ty. Tli3 Coos Concert hnndwill bp at
the Oregon building and give concerts
everyday for four days proceeding
Tlio conspicuous position in the pa
rade is looked on as quite an honor by
ll.n fraternity and it is the first time
' the history of the order that such
. :ef?tcuce has been shown.
Any Moose going on the excursion
or going to Frisco at all will find it to
n!s advantage to consult Carl How
"lun. local secy, for information as to
special rates that may bo hud.
The local Mooso are making a big
?'Foit to increase their membership
' y 100 before Sept. 1st. They have
.i dispensation granted July 1st mak
ing special inducements and some
thing like ten have already been gath
With increased numbers they plnn
nnny improvements to their club
rooms. Contest Vote
Is Piling Up
Interest Manifested All Along The Line
In Recorders Popularity Contest
The Recorder's free trip contest ap-
i peais to have awakened considerable
interest among the friends of tlio fair
I cuudidates and the counter keeps on
clicking witli the accumulating votes
I of the rivals.
Remember there is time to entor
still into tliis race and that eight
weeks are still to elapse before the
wim.ur is to be announced. A groat
many tilings are liable to happen in
that time and whoever the winner
may bo, it will not bo she who gives
up al tliis stage of the game.
Here are the rule governing tho
No one connected witli tho stores
or buiiiinsH outtfi'priiiua engaging in
tho contest Is eligible to tho priio.
No cash slfM coiiiitod thai are
moru than ton days old.
I'ayinwiU of monthly account or
of Imek ureotinU iiMuio within tun days
of til tint ie(u nr piwMiitnl m
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SMALL ATTENDANCE AT
SCHOOL DISTRICT MEET
Reactionists Appear to Have
Iroled (lie Meeting
The annual election for school di
rector and clerk of the district, em
bracing Handon was held in the high
school auditorium last night and con
sistent with the indiiference shown
in the last city election only about
seventy voters from the entile dis
trict were present to register their
Aftor report of the clerk and some
minor matters the election brought j
forth two candidates, namely, F. J.
Chat burn and J. II. Jones the vote
being 2(i to 11 in the order named.
For olork li. N. Harington received .IS
votos, J. W. Mast 1!) and Joint Nielsen
Tho election is regarded as a tri
umph... for the element which would
cut down expenses and it it to be
hoped this will not bo attempted at thr
cost of efiicioncy. Handon schools
have a good reputation and should
take no backward stop.
Arthur D. Mills
Is Laid To Rest
Brother Masons Accompany Remains of
Real Estate Man to the Cemetery
Tho news of the death of Arthur D.
Mills came us u shock to Handon
people Wednesday afternoon, a shock, cmTje,i amendments -was that the
tempered, however by a knowledge of Ending of the wa rants will bring in
the fact that he had been struck down outside money and in no way increase
by paralysis on the Monday previous j th0 indebtedness of the city.
He did not regain consciousness j The projects defeated were: to
from.the first shock, which affected maii(! adjustable assessment districts,
his" reft fcidb and is bo'.iovud lo hav j ocate.-t- uy f!7 voles;. U.buy ifiro ,
affected his heart. His death occur- j K;,10i beaten by 170 votes," a majnritj
red in the emergency hospital and his j 0f nearly 5 to 1 against it; and to al
body was prepared for burial and Uik- ow a jncreass in tho rate of taxa
en to the Klliugsou undertaking estab- j Hon, beaten by 13 votos.
lishmcnt from which he was taken by of the councilnien, Sam Johnson is
members of Handon lodge No. 130,
A. F. & A. M. in which during his
later years the dead brother had been
an active worker. Tho casket was con
veyed to the lodge rooms where it was
opened and brother members, friends
and relatives were given a last chance
to look upon the dead.
From the lodge rooms the remains
were taken to the cemetery and
placed in a grave beside Mr. MillV
Tho Masonic service was used at
the grave with W. E. Craine in charge
as Master and C. B. Hownian assist
ing as Chaplain.
At the time of his deatli Mr. Mills
held tho ofiice of junior warden, of
He was public spirited and a tire
less booster for Handon. He had faith
in the agricultural possibilities of
tllis section and did all in his power
to further the improving of tho land.
He was in demand at public enter
tainments and had much talent as an
Mr. Mills was born at Jamestown,
N. D. July 3rd, 1883 and spend his
early years in Norl Dakota and Min
nesota, For a while he was an em
ployee of the St Paul railrdad. He
came to Handon in 1911.
He is survived by a fathor, J. I).
Mills, formerly day clerk of the fJal
lior hotel but now witli Hi eSt Paul
hotel in Portland, and a sister, Mrs.
Edna Strauhul of this city.
Also by an uncle, Prof. R. A. Heebo
of Momence, III.
Prosper Defeated at Rase Hull
The Prosper huso 111 team proved
ousy for the Mooso in tlio game of
Sunday afternoon. The game whs
characterised as a slugging match in j
which tho homo town had tho advan
tage. Tho seme was 21 to 8. Tho
Moot Gilwoii; Hull, pj Mngluy. ,
lb; II. Piore,a.s; C. Plorw, t lJeix-
unstw, e fj Homing, I f; II. MeKair, ,
r f; TuriuN', 3 L, ,
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llailsal, p; liiU(, i l; Webb, a;
IhhmJiimii, ! b; J'edetMtii, I f, lwnr
f, A Jfi enwii I f.
Th M "'' I'sll Min will K" l"
fewer Nttniae, June HI i mm
lb ball iMaeer of (feel wm Imta. K
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'Three Measures Carry And Three Are
Defeated al Annual Election.
The voters of Handon spoke in the
matter of the proposed amendment"
and ordinance Wednesday, giving as
sent to three of the amendments and
dissent to two of llieni and the one
The noes were hearty and vigor
ous and of a quality calculated to be
heard quite a distance but the yeas
were uttered in the dilVidcnt tone of a
June bride and one of them, that on
the proposed addition lo tho water
system was t.o faint that it required
close application to hear it at all.
Hut it was a yes, however, and
Handouians who have the future of
the city at heart were glad to got any
kltul of an assent. The proposition j
failed on the West side but the Fast
side came to the rescue with enough 1
voles to carry the measure b, a ma
jority of five.
The other two measures wero to
allow the payment of special assess
ments in installments, which carried
by 1(5 votes and the proposition to re
deem outstanding warrants through
the issuance of bonds to the amount
of forty thousand dollars which car
ried by a majority. A string point in
favol. of tllis amendment which hud
inrrrpqr mnWitv nf nnv f tht
sleeted in the east ward over R. G.
Stevenson by a majority of 15 and in
the East ward, J. W. .Mast and Nels
Rasiuussen were returned by plural
ities over E. Lewin. Following is the
vote in detail:
To pay special assessments by in
stallments. No. 302 and 303.
For East, 5(5, West (57, Total 123
Against- East, 15, West, (52, Total 107
Majority for, 1(5.
To redeem outstanding warrants lo
the amount of $10,000. Nos. 30S, 300.
For East, (il, West, 70, Total 131
Against, East, 4(5, West (5(5, Total 112
Majority for 22.
To improve municipal water system
up to ?80,000 bonds. Nos. 310, 311
For East, (50, West, (53, Totiil, 123
Against, East 1(5, West 72, Total 118
Majority for, 5.
To make assessment districts accord
with tract proposed for improvement
Nos. 300 and 301
For East 18, West 53, Total 101
Against, East 58, West 80, Total KiS
Majority against, 37.
To buy an auto truck fire engine at
$0,500. Nos. 301 and 305.
For East 17, West 19, Total 'M
Against, East 01, West 115, Total 20(5
Majority against, 170.
To permit an increased levy of tax
ation Nos. 30(5 and 307.
For East 11, Wost 51, Total 1)5
Against, East (51, Wost 77, Total IPS
Majority against, 13.
l.v... ....ii,.Mii,i,..i .... tl... ....of t.;,i,. 11.
ui viiuiiviiiituii .M iiiu u.ni. nil in wit; ,
following is tho vote: J. W. Mast (53, 1
K. Raamusson, 50; E. Lowin, 111; Dyer
1; Mold I.
On tho Wost
side: Johnmii, 09;
.Mrs, llodiu Entertain
A plonsant social event of last wind;
l'rly Blvon uy Mrs. J. If. liwuu "
u " I'umlw f I'ur l'ly Moods by
wm' of eoiiiiiwinurttlJng hor birthday. '
Twenty un gi'osU wsie present and
Lite afternoon was iileaaantJy soonf "
in eurUI way. KefiosliinwiU were
nerved Ruling Hut course of IJie after-;
immii The faMwwduf jrueete were iwm-
M. .Ian. Iavw eJwrta , Km'
Annie mtntw, mm, 'J'ttoier,
i'eiifr, futlie, Je.k
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KNIGHT TALKS TO KNIGHTS
K. P. Memorial Held at M. H. Chinch
Last Sunday Kveiiing
Living up to their declaration for
Charity, said Rev. C. Mayne Knight
to the visiting Knights of Pythias at
tlio Methodist church Sunday evening.
Charity covers many things, he as
serted. It means help for the noedy,
clemency for the erring, relief for the
unfortunate, consideration for tho de
praved, tolerance for the eccentric,
tho simple and the frivilous, Die ab
staining from gossip or thinking ovd.
It is a big contract to be consistent in
all these things, said Mr. Knight. Ho
spoke of the other qualities lo which
Pythians aimed, "friendship and Imsii
evolence" and said the Whole consti
tuted a grand creed and one which if
persisted in would lead to Cod.
Tiie meeting was the aniiuual me
morial which the Knights are accus
tomed to hold annually in honor of
their dead. There was a large at
tendance at the meeting and a feature
of tiie musical part of the program
was a solo by Mrs. Arthur Sweet.
Sought For One Thing
Kept For Another
Peculiar Case of J. R. Slillwell Brought to
County From Vancouver
John R. Still well is released fiom
one charge to face another. He left
Handon about three years ago for tho
ostensible purpose of promoting so
cialism, and later joined witli various
religious societies and reform move
ments. During the spring of 191-1 tho
neglected wife instituted divorce pro
ceedings qAd askc.l for permuncnt
nuppuit for tho family. Stilhvall jsj
tuined for tho sole purpose of fighting
the alimony, offering to grant all other
relief asked for.
He was unsuccessful. The divorce
was granted July 3rd, 191 1. The day
of the trial lie became a fugitive and
since then has sought to elude tlrj or
der of the court directing him to pay
$25 a month to his family.
Left about penniless the mother w...i
unable to keep the family together.
They worked out and the world has
not dealt kindly with the children nor
even the mother. Tlio father hill first
in San Francisco and later in Van
He was apprehended and returned
under the law making it a penalty for
a father to fail to support his child
ren. Hut meanwhile tho 1915 legis
lature amended the law so that it did
not apply to a divorced father. The
law became effective aftor Stillwell's
indictment. He was discharged from
that indictment by the operation of
Hut meanwhile he had been relum
ed and now ho faces the charge of
contempt of court yet to be heard.
Through his attorneys, G. T. Tread
gold and Walter Sinclair he has filed
a motion asking tlio court to modify
the decree to the extent of eliminat
ing the alimony order.
An outing party left Handon .Satur
day for a trip down the coast below
Langlois where thoy will camp for ton
days. Tho party consisted of Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Watkins, Mr. and Mrs Roy
Corson, Miss Kate Cliathurn and Er
nest Sidwoll. However tho party had
not got nicely settled bofor Ernest
Sidwell was recalled to go to Sun
Francisco and meet a brother who Is
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and plans to extend his visit to Han
don. Mr. Sidwoll loft on tho Hroolilyn
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