Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 188?-1910, August 18, 1910, Image 1

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Editor R ecorder —The Commit­
tee on Arrangements for the Produce
Exhibition to be lie-id on the 3rd of
September, by the Bandon Grange,
want to thank you lor your excellent
notice in your last week’s issue.
We, as the committee, are not
able to do the whole thing, and it
depends now upon the farmers of
the district whether or not the ex­
hibit w ill be a success. As tn every
other undertaking we may fiml some
who should be interested, but are
standing track and criticising, doubt­
ing their own qualifications to ac­
complish anything, which not only
benefits themselves but the whole
community. Now, when such help
benefits, even the least «>f us, is it
not while to try again? “In
union there is strength," "E pluri­
bus itiitim.”
With this motto,
purely American, you m.«y ask us,
Where do 1 come in? Let us answer
that the Grange, a.» a whole, is to
take up this work
Everv brother
and every sister in the Grange is
urged to do something or bring
something for exhibit.
We. as a Grange, have come to
the conclusion that we should do
something tangible, not merely in
words, but in action, and to that
end let us all put our shoulder to the
wheel and help the go«x! work along.
Shall we have your c- operation?
If we get it the exhibit will I k * a
success; if not. then it will be a tail-
uie. Let us all put a shoulder to
Th« C ommittee .
the wheel.
The logging camp of the Cody
Lumber Co at Lampa creek has
been enlarged to the extent that a
new camp, as large as tin* old one,
has been built and started operations
Monday morning.
1 he company
will continue to run both camps, and
will thus be enabled to furnish logs
at a more rapid and more economic
rate than heretofore. The mill at
this place i^now tearing the lumber
off at an average clip of about 80,000
feet a day. and wiil( do even better
in the future. The camp is one of
the best equipued camps in this sec
lion of Oregon, and everything is
done in a systematic way.
company has four large donkey en­
gines or logging purposes, two ex­
cellent logging trains and sèmerai
miles of good logging road, winch
they are extending to new parts ol
the timber tract all the time. Just
nowr they are exceptionally active in
railroad building, and will extend
the road for a mile or so into a new
section of th«.* timber.
t he mill at Bandon is an excellent
one, but no mill can run without
logs, and the company is certain It
putting itself in c mdition to furni-h
logs for most any capacity that a
mill could make.
A tri| to the camp would surprise
anyone not acquainted with th«* situ
ation. The camp is trot only a busy
place, but it is a fine place to spend
a liitle tin e studying the beauties oi
nature and basking in the warm
sunshine of a beautiful valley, or
sitting in the shade of the great hr
and cedar trees, and drinking the
fresh and cooling spring water.
The writer had the pleasure ol
spending Saturday night and Sunday
at ths beautiful camp, and it was
one of the most enjoyable tunes we
have experienced in many days.
Along the Wharf
The Elizabeth sailed F riday with
a full cargo of lumber and freight,
and a big passenger list, among
which were:
J. E. Walstrom,
W. Doose,
Mr. Rushby, J.
P. Ashe, Thos Blummrtt. Fin Yon, E. N. Hig-
Allen, EL
C. F.
G. Berry, J. Klock. Zella Richey, F.
N. Perkins, Mr«. M. E. Richey, John Hopkin
•nd Wm. Carlson.
The Fifield arrived Sunday morn­
ing with a big list of passengets and
115 tons of freight.
She sailed
Tuesday evening with 450,000 feet
<4 lumber and the following passen­
H. W. Burrell, T. W. Gill. O. S. Mish. J.
Resch, John Rohles, Mrs A. J. Hartman, B
Augustine, Walter Hartman, Charles Oregss. J.
C. Slagle, Theodore Paulin. Frederick E. Scott,
E. F. Sweringtin and wife, Mrs. L. Keller, Mrs.
A. J. Quail.
Robt Calcaginine and wife. Leia
Summers, L. Calcaginine, J. R. Cunningham, G.
B. Hinds, Miss Busche and A. F Estabrook and
The Bandon also came in last
Thursday night and sailed Saturday
by way ofT’oos Bay. She only* took
a small cargo from here and finished
her load at the bay.
The schooner Bertie Minor arrived
Monday and is loading at one of the1
up river trulls.
The Advance sailed at 11 o'clock
this morning.
Census is 20,000
Want Cooperation
Oregon City, According to
Opportunities Exist in Coos
and Curry Counties
Bishop Scadding, of Portland,
who has been spending several we-k
in his summer cottage at Bandon,
thinks there is great opportunity for
settlers in the dairy districts of Coos
and Curry counties.
He advocates the division of the
large ranches held by few, into 40
or 60 acre holdings, and selling tlu-se
smaller dairies to new comers with
eastern capital, who will add spirit
and lite to the country, and advan <
its civilization and financial standing
At present the holdings are luo large
and held by loo few. and as one ol
the results, the property in many
places is run down and in poor re-
At the Lawrence ranch, on Pistol
river, t ie bishop found quite a g.tth
ering of college graduates, Of the
eight who sat down to dinner, thete
were two Harvard men, one Yale,
one Cornell, one Toronto Univer­
sity, one lady from Wellesley. Mr.
Brooking, president of the Washing
ton University, St. Louis, and of the
Brooking Box and I.umber Co., was
on a tour of inspection of his vast
timber holdings in Ctirrv county.
Bishop Scadding speaks tn the
highest appreciation of the hospitali
ty and courtesy his party has re­
ceive«! through the country.
fondue-s for buttermilk has become
so well known that dairy men greet
the stage with pitchers of it when
they k no v he is coming.
One creamery sent a demijohn
with its compliments, but the bishop
did not like the looks of the vessel
and declined, until the liquid poured
out white and thick, and proved be­
yond doubt to be buttermilk, when
he partook copiously himself, and
treated the other occupants of the
stage who had a good deal of fun
out of the incident at the bishop's
Bishop Sc adding Says Great
The Portland Journal of August
11 th says:
population will be
shown by the census to exceed Seat­
tle's by 20,000, according to infor­
mation teceived from unofficial but
apparently entirely reliable sources.
These are the figures given:
Seattle....................................... 203,000
From the same source it is learned
that the population of Tacoma, as
ascertained by the census enumera­
tors, is 115,000.
1 he figures
given as to each 01 the three cities
are only approximate, but are w ith­
in a few hundreds of the official com­
putations, nowon file with the cen­
sus bureau at Washington, I). C.
Utmost efforts have been made to
keep tltt official figures from becom
mg known in advance of their pro
mitigation by the census bureau, es­
pecially because of the keen disap­
pointment which they are expected
to cause in the Puget sound metrop­
For many weeks the report
has been circulated persistently (ap­
parently in Seattle’s interest) that
the census would show Portland as
second in the race by a margin of
10,000 or 12.000. Even this would
he a keen disappointment to the
.-»ountl city, fi r the Seattle Times
has carried for months at the top o!
its editorial page, the beguiling
legend "Population of Seattle 311,
593 —Polk’s directory estimate for
One of the duties of the census
enumerators is to ascertain the nunt
ber of vacant houses in each city and
town. According to information re­
ceived by fire insurance men and
generally credited among them, Un­
cle Sam -found in Seattle 10,384
vacant houses. It these figures are
correct, they will explain in latge
measure the surprisingly small fig­
ures on Seattle's * population, and
they indicate a heavy exodus from
that city after the Alaska-Yukon-
Pacific fair. They indicate also the
extent to which Seattle property
owners discounted the expected
growth of the city, by the election
of buildings for which no tenant'
can now be found.
The figures quoted as to the pop
illation of Seattle and Portland, relate
only to the number of people resiil
ing within the actual city limits ol
the two cities. It is said that the
census will show not less than 40,000
residing in the immediate suburbs of
Portland, and within the territory
reached by the street car lines on a
five cent litre. If this suburban pop
ulation were to be included, the
total for Portland would be approxt
ma tel y 263,000.
W. O. W. Log Rolling
Authoritative Boost for the
Conservative Estimate
Puts Coos Co. Stock
at $50,000
The Coos Bay Times of last Mon
day, says:
The Coos County Stung Club has
been enlarged in membership. Ap­
proximately $50,000 in stock of the
United Wireless Telegraph Company
is held in various amounts on Coos
Bay and in the Coquille Valiev.
Quite an amount is held in Bandon,
Myrtle Point and Ciquille.
Investors were induced to take the
stock upon the glowing prospectus
and golden promises held forth by
the company and its agents. Not­
withstanding the fact that local bank­
ers frowned upon the proposition,
people who refused legitimate in­
vestments fell over themseles to buy
At present the outlook is that no
returns will ever be received by the
local investors, as the officers of the
concern face grave charges and the
company will probably go through
bankruptcy and the stockholders be­
rated among the Stung Club mem
The headquarters of the United
Wireless Telegraph Company at
Portand and the stations there ar.d
at St. Helens were closed one day
last week.
Their disorganization
signalizes the termination for the
present efforts of that corporation to
compete w ith telegraph lines on land
The termination of its business
there marks the principal work ol
experiments performed on the coast
by the United Wireless, so far as
inland business is concerned, ami it
is admitted that excellent tesuits
have been obtained in testing the
efficiency of the system in distance
work. The financial returns, how­
ever, have not been sufficient to
warrant a continuance of the inland
offices and it is planned to devote all
energy to sea work.
The station at Astoria is still open
and the one on Coos Bay.
The company has plants aboard
loo vessels on the Pacific Coast,
with shore stations covering them
from Alaska to San Diego.
State from Government
One of the most interesting and
instructive documents for prospective
immigrants to Oregon is the bulletin
of the Department of Agriculture,
prepared by J.*hn H. Lewis, entitled
‘•Irrigation tn Oregon.” It not only
treats of irrigation matters, present
and prospective, but tells ol climatic
conditions, opportunities for prospec­
tive settlers, ami treats of man)
other subjects of particular interest.
It is not wild cat promotion literature
issued by over-enthusiastic real estate
men, but is authoritative and sanc­
tioned by the officers ol the country
so that people may be guided by it
without prejudice.
Under the sub heading “Oppor
tunnies for Settlement,’’ this one
paragraph is quoted to give an idea
of its value to people desiring to
make Oregon their home:
"Oregon has an area over twice
that of Ohio.
Its present popula­
tion is about 600,000 as compared
w ith 5,000,000 in Ohio. Land values
are low, and all of the good oppor­
tunities for investment have not been
taken up as in an overcrowded state.
The profits which can be derived
through agricultural pursuits at least
equal those of any other state, and
where intensive farming under irri­
gation is practiced, these profits so
far exceed those obtained in the
Eastern states as to be beyond belief
by those not familiar w ith western
conditions. With neatly one-third
of the state Vacant and subject t<>
entry under the public-land laws ol
the United States, it can readily b<
understoi <1 why land values are low
The value of land is more dependent
on the convenience of transportation
facilities than on its ability to pro­
/\ comparison of figures and slate
ments made in this book tend to
show that southwestern < >regon, or
Coos and Curry counties, is easilv
the most desirable section of th«
state from climatic and other stand­
points. The population of the state,
four to the square mile, compared
with 400 to the square mile in Rbode
Island, is largely along the coast,
and with the development of trans
portition facilities the southern coast
will rapidly and permanently in
« tease. The bulletin gives an ;tv» 1
age growing season on the coast <•
Coos Bay Carnival
282 days, and remarks: ‘ This l.«ci
doubtless accounts for the great sue
cess which attends dairying in tin s«
Bandon is ratlur cjuiet this week, coast counties." A point in Eastern
as .so many people are over to Coos Oregon cited, has, as the average
Bay attending the Deep Water Way date of first killing frost, Sept. 3rd,
Carnival and Regatta, and all who and the last in spring as June 28th;
have been over are loud in their while at Bandon the average first
praise of the high-class entertainment killing frost is given as Nov. 25th,
that is being furnished. Coos Bay and the last in spring as March roth.
is united in the big affair and there •South and east of Portland, the bul­
is no North Bend or Marshfield, but letin states, the precipitation becomes
all are working together for Coos less, and no other state shows so
Bay, and this is the spirit that wins. great a variation of rainfall.
Among the many features of the
Carnival are the big water parade, average annual rainfall is 136.3 in­
the big clam bake, boit races, band ches, the heaviest precipitation in
concerts and many other events of the United States, while at Bandon
the annual rainfall is but 67.2 inches,
beauty and importance.
and the mean annual temperature is
Miss Genevieve Tellefsen is Queen
51 degrees. At Glenora the first
of the Carnival, and was crowned on
killing frost averages Oct. 18th. and
Monday evening at North Bend,
the last May 16th, giving this section
going from there direct to Marsh­
an average of neatly three months
and a half advantage in growing
The Woodmen of the World will
hold a big Log Rolling at Langlois
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2nd and
3rd. and great preparations are being
made for the event. There will lx-
speaking, athletic sports, music by
the Bandon Orchestra, and, in fact,
everything that goes to make up a
real good time.
Langlois people know how to en
tertain their guests and all who go
will lx? assured of a good time
John DeCosta had the misfortune
The above compilation of facts
Make arrangements to take a couple to get one of his fingers cut off in the were made by the Myrtle Point En­
of days ofl and go down and have a Prosper mill one day day last week terprise from Government reports,
good time with our Curry county but be is getting along nicely at and the report shows what Unde
Sain thinks of Oregon.
I ••
Greatest Destruction Known
for Years to Standing
The most destructive forest fires
that this country has kitewn in years
have been raging tn many parts of
the timber countries, and much dam­
age to standing timber has been
rhe greatest fires hive been in
the vicinity of the Coeur «1’Alettes,
near Spokane, Wash and Wallace,
Idaho, the latter town be ng in dan­
ger of total instruction
Many lives
have been lost in the flames, and a
great amount of property has been
These reports should serve as a
warning to people who set out fin -
A number of fires have been set out
in this section of Goos county, and
m some instances the fires have come
near getting away from the 1 artii ■.
I'he Foster and Cox n ill had .1
narrow escape week before last, ai d
we have heaid of other property th .1
has had a close call.
This is an exceptionally dry season
and <*very precaution should betak«*n
to prevent the spreading of tire
where it is necessary to set one out
as this community :i no more im­
mune from fire than any other tint
be.-xl <■« *.»ntry.
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Dr. Mingus Will Lecture
Dr. Mingus, of Marshfield, will
lecture at the Bandon Opera House
one evening next week, the date to
be announced later.
His lecture
will be on the subject of the Owens
bill, a measure which will be up be
fore the next session of congress to
establish a health department in the
president’s cabinet at Washington,
D C. This is a national movement
and has the indorsement of all the
medical societies in the country, and
is being particularly urged bv the
\:neric<«n Medical Association
In the port towns the measure a) o
looks toward the establishment of
marine hospitals, so the subject is
especially vital to Bindonians, as a
move has been on foot here for some
lune, trying to get such a hospita .
i’he lecture will be under the aits
pices of the Bandon Co
s< >
Club and will be free to
come and hear what the D,
to say on this great subject
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Grand Master Coming r
Thos F R.-an, g.t.tnd master < f
the Odd Fellows of Oregon will visit
the Bandon lodge Friday. Scptcin
her 2nd. He will probably be ac­
companied by Mr. Wimberly grand
patriarch of the grand encampment,
and the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
are preparing to have a joint me. t
ing on that date. All members of
both branches of the order are urged
to be present and assist in making
the distinguished guests welcome.
New Baptist Church
The Baptists will hold services in
their new church building next Sun
day as follows: Sunday school at
10:00 a m.; preaching services at
U:oo a.m.; also preaching at 8
o'clock in the evening. R- v. Elbert
H. Brayton, pastor.