Semi-weekly Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 1910-1915, October 28, 1913, Image 1

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Anderson Elected School Di
rector at Coquille by Vote
of 161 to 140.
Coquille, Or., Oct. 25, II. O,
Anderson deleatcd C. T. .Skeels lor
school director in the.clcction here
last night hy a vote of i6i to 140.
The election was one of the most
animated that has ever been held in
Coquille and it is said that if Sheriff
Gage had not appeared on the scene
when he did, it would have broken
up in a "rough house."
The election was ordered to fill
the vacancy caused by the recent
court decision in which Skeel's elec
lion was held illegal because the tic
was decided by a second ballot in
stead of by lot.
In the first election 579 votes were
cast, and after defective ballots were
thrown out, each had the same num
ber. Then a second ballot was
taken and Skeels won out.
The special election was called
simply for the election of a director,
but the principal controversy which
hung over the first election was over
the purchase of the Barrows-Strang
tract across the gulch as a s'ile for
the new sohool buildinu- Anderson
and the Mast forces, headed by At
torneys Sherwood and Hammond,
were against 'the Barrow-Skcels
tract, the purchase of which is now
in litigation.
In making the nomination Attor
ney Hammond brought in the site
controversy, and Mr. Holden of the
Skeels forces objected as being out
of order. Chairman Mast refused to
hearken to Holden' s protests and
both had almost reached the fighting
point when Sheriff Gage got in
between thm.
It was reported around today that
there were thteats of shooting but
this could not be confirmed.
C. R. Barrows says that they have
won out on their principal conten
tion, and that is that the school
house should be located across the
Mr. Barrows also announced today
that the election might be contested
on the grounds of illegal voting. I le
says that at the first election only
179 votes were cast, whereas 302
voted last night, one of the tickets
being a blank.
He claims that a lot who voted
last night did so on the claim of
owning stock in the defunct Coquille
Mill Company. He charges that the
opposing faction went around and
transferred shares of this stock for
t yesterday afternoon to people to
vote for their candidate. The stock
is worth, face value, $100 per share,
and he says it will be transferred
back in a day or two This was
done, he alleges, to get around the
restriction on voters that they must
either own property or stock in a
corporation. A number of votes
weie contested during the election.
Coquille is still at fever heal over
the matter and it is doubtful, if last
night's balloting ends the contro
versy. Coos Bay Times.
Thanksgiving Proclamation.
"The Nation not only has been
prosperous but has proved its capac
ity to take calm counsel amidst the
rapid movement of affairs and to ileal
with its own life in a spirit of can
tl'ir, righteousness and comity. We
,nve seen the practical completion
ot i great work at the Isthmus of
Panama, which not only exemplifies
the Nation's abundant resources to
nci'omplish what it will and the dis
tinguished skill and capacity of its
public servants, but also promises
the beginning of a new age. of new
age, of new contracts, new neighbor
hoods, new sympathies, new. bonds
and new achievements of co-opeia
tion and peace.
"'Righteousness e.xalteth a na
tion' and 'peace on earth, good will
toward men' furnish the only foun
dations upon which can be built the
listing achievements of the human
spirit. The year has brought us the
satisfaction of work well done and
fresh visions of our duty which will
make the work of the future better
"Now. therefore I, VVoodrow
Wilson, P.esident ol the United
States of America, do hereby desig
nate Thursday, the 27th of Novem
her next, as a day of thanksgiving
and prayer and invite the people
thionghoiit the land to ce;'se from
their wonted occupations and in
their several homes and places of
worship to render thanks to AI
mighty God.
"In witness whereof I have here
unto set my hand and caused the
seal of the United Ssates to be affix
"Done at the City of Washington
this 23rd day of October, in the year
of our Lord 1913 and of the inde
pendenee of the United States the
Wood row Wilson.
Opening a Success.
The opening of the Peoples 5-10-
15c store Saturday was in good ex
ample of the last it pays to advertise,
A large display ad had been carried
in both Tuesday's Recorder and
at the opening time Saturday morn-
in,' a large crowd had gathered
ready to take advantage of the bar
gains. 1 lie disli pans which had
been advertised lor 15c went like
, hot cakes" and other articles sold
in proportion. 1 lie managers were
well pleased with the opening and
also with the reuslts from their ad
vertising in th'is paper.
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Hallowe'en, Party.
Seaside Circle, Women of Wood-
craft, will give a Hallowe'en party
at K. of P, hall Thursday evening
October 30th. All visiting Circle
members and their families are cor
dially invited; also Woodmen and
their families. Admission 10 ceiys.
All kinds of Hallowe'en amusements.
Many Water Permits Let. 5
During the past quarter 510 per-
mits for the appropriation of water
have been issued by the State Engi
neer, of which number 1 1 are for
the constru tion of reservoiis .Ac
cording to these permits it is pro
posed to irrigate 18,590 acres, de
velop 21,7 16 horsepower, as well as
for municipal and domestic pur-
The construction of the
works described
in those permits
would cost approximately $2,300.
000, of which amount $550,000 is
estimated the cost of constructing1
Four permits have been issued for
water in Coos county during the
past quarter which are as lollows:
The Bandon Water Company of
Bandon, for domestic use, using the
waters of Giger Creek in Sec. 5 Tp.
29 S R i. W. Jas. P. Olsen of
Langlois, for the generation of 316
horsepower with the waters of Wil
low Creek in Sec. 14 Tp. 31 S R 15
W. Willis T. While, Sr., of Port
Orford, for domestic use, using the
the waters of a spring in Sec. 5 Tp.
33 S R 15 W. F. L. Harris and C.
C. Inman of San Francisco, for
mining purposes in Sec 33 Tp 31 S
R 14 W, with the waters of Edsonlj
Another Coos County Pio-
neer Joins the Silent
Thomas Coats, a. pioneer of Coos
county since 1878' passed away at
his home in this city Saturday Oct
ober 25 at 1 1 140 a. m. Mr. Coats
was0 born in St. Andrews, New
Brunswick, April' 17. 18.16 thus
being ,,73 years 11 months and
days old0at the time of his neath.
Mr. Coats wl-ift to sea with iiis
father when he was 1 years old and
was a sailor lor atonid7 yeais tic
served in the U. S. navy onjhe lr.
S. Mary from rttf5 to rj!68, being
engaged inlhe navy of the Civil
war. 0
He was also a member of Bandon
Post. G. A. R. having joined in
1002 ny transter. Mr. uoats was
married to Sarah oMorris, near
Myrtle Point, August 18, 1879 and
eight children were born to this
union, all of whom are living. He
was stricken with paralysis 0 on
Christmas day 1909 and has never
been able to walk since, but was
able to wheel himself "about in a
chair until eleven days before his
death, since which time he had been
entirely tmconsci?ni.
Mr. Coats was a good man, and
a highly respected1 citizen and had a
jovial disposition, so fliat l.e was
likedaby all wlyf knew him, The
sorrowing relatives will have the
sincdre sympathy of a large circle of
Tlje funeral v?as held1 Sunday ato
the Home under the auspices ofhe
Bandon G. A. R. and interment was
made in lhecG. A. R. cemetery.
The Flower of Arizona at ihe
Orpneum LastNight
Tlfe best sfiow has come at last.
Fred, A. Walters & Co. showed
to a good house last night. at' the
Oipheum. Mr. Walters doing f fie
art Doc Rye, took the people their
seats from start to finish, but he was
veil supported "by Miss Zoe Eo Bates
the widow or a lady born and bred.
Mr. Arminie Lamb, .playing the
leads is "the best we have seeu0 for
manya moon andoMjss Lockes took
her part very good. Mr. L. Lloyd
Clark who took the roleZabe Hunt
ed, an unwcelcome friend, is to Ire
commended for his good0work forit
isjseldom that you see a good villain
and Mr. Clarke hassuft; made a hit 1
in tliTs lines T.aken altogether tin
co npany is the best that has been
lere for some time. Tonight they
will present the lour" acte comedy
drama, The Kentncky Gu1, admis
sion 25 and isceiys. The company
will be ;ft the Orphenm all this
and will have change, of program
Bakery Gets New Machinery
The Bandon Bakery, P;yil Steph
an proprietor, has recently installed
some new modern machinery A
bread mixer that will successfully
handle 800 pounds at one time is
being installed and also a cooky
machine, which is the first to be in-,
tailed in the county. Both machines
are run by electricity and have all
the modern equipments of these
makes of machines. Everything
works automatically in 30 minutes
Mr. Stephan can turn 800 pounds
of flour into the best of dough
ready for shaping fhto loaves.
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Property Owners on First?
Street are Plaintiffs Against
A complaint has been filed" with
'A. I. Hartman. 1. B. Marshall.
Thos Anderson, Josephine Brcuer,
1L A. Philpott, E, M. Gallier, and
Sleplwm Gallier, and Victoa Breucr
as plaintiffs and Mayor Mast, Re
corder ICausrud, Treasurer Lode,
and .cCouncilmen, Wade, Trow
bridge, Bowman, Brown, Henry and
Windsor, also" J. L. Kronenoerg,
Chris Rnsmusfjcn, 'and O'Con as
, The case is concerning the open
ing of First Street and at the re
quest of a number of die city officials
we publish a part of the complaint
in which are the following allega
tions: That the Common' Council ap
pointed Board of Viewers, to make
an assessment of damages and Fiene-
ms, iiini said noaro 01 viewets as
appointed was not composed of
disinterested free-holders,, but was
composed of persons interested in
acqufring and condemning ihe pro-
pejty necessary for extending said
street, at the expense of these
plaintiffsqind without such condeni-
n.ttionpos.tflig- the - city 0 or oth.-ni
anything, and that by instructions
from membe.s (if the said Common
Council' and agreement between said
appraisers and said Common Conn
cil, fraudulently, colhisively, and
secrgtly made, the said appraisers
Teportcd assessments ol benefits
against the said property of these
plaintifjs outof all prop.-ition to any
equitable benefit that wroild actually
ie received by the owners ol the
respective parcels of property, which
said assessment. as thereafter made
ami levied were and are excessive1, and inequitable.
Trial as a, part of the proceedings
of tlve said viewers and the said
I common council, in regard to the
Said matter various considerations
wereofTeied, paid and promised to
various other property owners, af
fected hy this proceedings in the
nature of a subsidy m addition to
the assessments of benefits .and,
damages as made by the board of
viewiirs, namely, to, with and be-
wden the said common couccil and
file following property1 holders:
Ji II. Rosa, E. Ellingson. Geo.
Laird, C Y Lowe and others,
and that' said assessments of
damages aad benefits was based up.
rtiMhe agreements and understand
ingshad between members of the
common council, and J lie said view
ers and the said properly owners,
and was not an impartial appraise-
ment, oased upon the iipoiased and .
uninfluenced judgment1 of the fcoqrd
oi appraisers, 'buf was for the reasons
mentioned, frauilulentf collncive,
impartial anil prejudiced to'the rights
of .these plaintiffs. o 0
Tlhit thereafter since the com
mencement of the suit on, or about
the 4th day of September, 1913,
pursuant to a fraudulent and col
lusive arrangement made among th$
mayor, the common council, the
treasurer, the recorder and defend
ants, J. L. Kronenberg Chris Ras
musscn and M. O'Con, a pretended
but fraudulent and void sale of the
said properly of the respective plain
tiffs was had, at which time defend
ant C. Y. Lowe, as treasurer of the
city of Bandon, purported and pre
tended to sell to the defendants J.
L Kronenherg Cluis (lasmussi
ano Ai. u ion tne various respec
live parcels of lands mentioned, and
that a record of said pretended sal
has been made, although no money
or other consideration passell to th
said treasurer of the ciu of Bandon
111 any way,, and that although no
money or other consideration, pass
ed to tne saw treasurer ot the city
ot Hiuuloii in any way, and that
although no consideration has ever
passed .10 the city of Bandon, and
no money on the pretended sale has
ever changed hands, that neverthe
less the said partTes Kronenberg
Riismussen and O'Con respectively
appear as the purchasers of said
lands, and that they hold same by
virtue of a secret arrangement made
1 .
neiween mem and tne common
council of the city of Bandon, where
by the said purchasers will never be
out any money unless the said ille
gal condemnation proceedings shal
be finally acquisccd in by these
plaintiffs, who have opposed and
ohjected to eacli and every step in
Ihe said illegal, fraudulent and void
That the time for appealing from
said void assessments as provided in
the said elrnrter has expired on the
1st day of March, 1913, and that no
appeal was ever taken by these
plainjiffs or any of them for fhe
reason that the said proceedings am
agreements Pet ween tne common
council, vfowers and other interested
property Qwnersi were secret, and
was not known to these plaintiffs
that additional "consideration "had
been"given or promised to other
propefty holders! until after the
said period for appealhadexpired,
That other considerations than
the benefits and. damages as assessed
of record by the board of viewers,
and the common council, have been
promised to other property holders
than tliese plaintiffs by secret agree
ment between the said board and
council, and ihe other property hold
ers all of which these plaintiffs allege
constitute a fraud u, on the rights of
the, said plaintiffs.
That the mayor, recorder, treas
urer, and common 'council of the
city of Bandon, threaten to and
unless restrained by order of this
court, will proceed to advertise for
bids and let contracts for the open
ing of a street through the land so
fraudulently and illegally pretended
to be condemned at the expense ol
tliese plaintiffs.
That the plaintiffs are informed
rttid verily believe and therefore al
lege that the pretended condenina
tion of amf, for which these plaintiffs
are sought tv be charged wassimpjy
an arbitrary action on. the part of
the conunnn council of the city of
r. .1 1 . ..
Daiiuon, none wiiunui compliance
with any )uS or statute authorizing
tla-h-jSaid action, but'void and there-
fure and to that extent rendering the
said assessments for said condemna
tion piffp'oscs illegal and void.
.Wherefore.plaintiffs pray and de
mand judgment and a decree as
toiiow: bettiHg asiHe, vacating)
iaiULdeclafing null anal void said
assessments, sale and all proceed-o
e'ngs based gm that may, hereafter he
based thereon.
Another Big" Headliner For
0 the Grand.
"The Final Judgment,'' an Essa-
ay two reel feature telling a thrilling
story of the Alaskan gold fields and
later in the metropolis, New York
city. A well acted drama with
enough action in it to keep up the
interest throughout the entire two
reels. A picture you should' nt fail
to see. Grand theatre, Thursday
Oct. 30. Other good ones. 10.5c
Milton Gox returned? on the
Speedwell from a trip to California.
P. D. Chamberlain Can't Sup
port two Families on $300
Per Bound Over!
The following tronj the Portland
Oregonian tells the latest develop
ments in the marital troubles oi P.
D. Chamberlain, the legless type
writer salesman wlio is accused of
making a M.trshficld waitress his
second wife before he got rid of his
first wife:
With wife No. 2. formerly Miss
Eva Sehner, of Manhfield, pleading
fo his release, Municipal Judge
Stevenson yesterday bound over
P. D. Chamberlain, a typewriter
salesman, to the grand jury and
released him on $250 cash bail.
The Jiail money placed for, him was
the same which he had gathered
Monday to secure tho release of
Miss Sehner, who had been held in
that amouet as a material witness.
Chiefly on Chamberlain's admisv
sion that he had a wjfc and a 12.
year-old child "in Portland, Me., "
Prosecutor Stadter asked that the
case be given to the grand jury for
disposal.. Chamberlain a'dnptted
that-he earned about $300 a 'month.
"Keeping two wives takes all the
money 'I have, Judge," . broke in
Chaiflberlain, before Fitgerald
could interpose his objections, and
Miss Selmef, or Mrs. Chamberlain,
added: 0
'With me and his other wife, Mr.
Chamberlain fias had a pretty hard
time making both ends meet." She
hesitates about prosecuting him,
Racket Store Busy.
The Racket store of Carpenter
and Son has increased the variety of
the stock carried until it now prob
ably Includes, a largpr varities of
articles than any other store an Ban
don. At the Racket store is to1 be
lound anything for the baby froura
rattle to a go cart. Children run
there for their toys, graveling men
say the Racket sjoj-e at Bandon
carries the largest line of china ol
any store in Coos county. Ladies
ready to vear goods, and mens un
derwear, etc. are included in the
hversified stock oWhe Racket store.
Spruce Valjey Items. J '
"Harry Hatfield has purchase?! the
lot adjourning Neat's on the east.
The citizens ot the valley are
Hiilding a sidcwfllk from tlje plank
roid through the valley, which iji
a great improvement thisseasoru of
the year. .
, Reese and Shields, are budding a
new barn on jjieir place.
A party p young folks gathered
at the home ofOrlonder Smith for
a good time Saturday evening.
Mrs. HufTord and Mrs." Duncan
visited Mrs. Neal Iuiday.
Mr. Howell has fenced his place
ind buiR a wood shed.
Orlander Smith has (finished his
new house and moved into it.
ohn Miller has also completed
new house.- Chicken.
Card of Thanks.
I the undersigned, wish through
lese columns to express my sincere
lanks to the many friends who so
indly extended a helping hand, and
lor the many beautiful flowers, dur
ing the late sickness and death of
my beloved husband. Mrs, Henry
(pa eooeo