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BANDON, OREGON, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 14, 113
SOON COMMENCE i SOUTHERN
ICIFIC EXTENSION TO BANDON ACCORDING
0 A REPORT IN MARSIfflfjJ) NEWSPAPER
;rn Pacific Contractors Already on the Ground Says
Coos Bay Rumor and About 1500 Men Will Be
Employed. Two Routes Considered.
Uowing railroad story which
I in yesterday's Marshfierd
will interest Bandomatis.
kope it is more man ine
"yam" which the Coos
era nave oeen springing
itojime:. - -
nothing official is given put
oi those interested, it w
veil known the Southern
i about to let bids for build-
Bandon extension of. tbe
Ifroai Coos Bay.
tare understood to be two
routes under consideration, one that
was surveyed by George Wolfram
and his crew from the Empire dis
(net south along the watershed to
Bandon striking the river near Pros
per, the other an' extension from the
junction at Beaver Hill.
Porter Brothers have been looking
over the territory for some time,
md John Nelson, their head assist
ant has been here for over a" 'week
engaged in the same buwneM, An
other Porter Brothers agent is row
on the hay and k, is supposed he is
likewise aiding m; the figuring'
today it was stated by parties
who know what they are talking
about, that three other contractors
were to arrive on the Redondo to
day and they will also figure on the
new stretch of railroad. Nothing is
let loose that throws any light on
whether the road is to be built
farther than Bandon, but it would
be no surprise to hear the long talk
ed line between Coos Bay and
Eureka is to be built during 19141!
it is expected the work now un
der consideration will require a force
of between 1,000 and 1,800 men.
ONG THE EARLIEST SETTLERS "
I tbe best known pioneers
I Curry counties was A,
It, now of San Jose, Cat. A
of Coos county while-re.
iking a trip through Cab
alled on Mr. Thrift at his
1 San Jose, and jotted down
notes regarding the old
Mod bis connection with the
nt of this section. .
lit, when a lad of 13, left
iin Knox county, Ohio,
I the plains with a com
I lor Oregon. They ar-
Portland on Sept. 1 8th,
. remained at' Portladd a.
I then went to Jacksonville
remained until May 1853,
1 joined the Perry B. Marple
rand started for Coos Bay.
ne in bv wav of Camas
I the Middle Fork of the
When Marple organized the com
pany, the following persons were
included: Perry B Marple, R. S.
Belknap; W. H. Harr,-Bill-Jack'
son, A. P. DeCuis, Dr. Foster, F
G. Lockharl, Dr. Shields, Dr. Coffin
Capt. Stark, Frank Ross, Sol Bow-
ermaster. Dr. Overbeck, Charles
Pierce, Charles Haskell, and a1 few
more whose names 'Mr. Thrift has
Chas. Haskell was tbe first sheriff
ol -Coos county. Billy Romance
was the first county clerk.' The
first families to arrive on Coos Bay
were F. G. Lockhart's Dr. Over
beck's and ludee Tolman's. Curtis
Noble and family arrived a few days
Alex Thrift, which was the name
Mr. Thrift was generally known by.
went to the Randolph mines, on tne
beach northof where Bandon now is,
Will Again Try.
elusions on the Mat
LuUey the new champion
acific Coast and Tonv-Ajax
ogeles. the man who Slav-
Ion for two hours and
ill mestle a return
Mor the Pacific Coast cliam
ho S4w the. match last
v night know, something
,nt the men ran tin. but.
' ill be much fester when
tbe nut tomorrow Right,
'wythenntch last Satur-
1 t be a cirrunutance as
J i'h the one cominc U-
The match wiM be
''fbfwin, catcH.M-eateh. at
1 CjiHit rules gsverokg .
There is trouble in the Port ol
Coos Bay, according to the Times
of Wednesday and if the port com
miasionera proceed to build a dock
ami warehouse at Marshfield, tbe
recall m;iy be invoked.
Steps to that effect Mere taken al
North Bend Chamber ol Commerce
at its meeting Tuesday night and M
seems according to reports that they
Such a wove, vmUa it can be
le arbitrated m same wy
ts mum bad Wend and may defeat
tbe very purpose tec which ifetf wu
mWmi was effifd.
Sieve CwrWs new bfttM I mm
Hamlnn k just aW wH
nbfwly Utr $mfm Ub
in the fall of 1853, and remained
there until .1858. He then went to
the Sixes mines in Curry county,
staying there 'Until, 1862.-when-.l1e
went to the Salmon River mines in
Idaho. After a year in Idaho he
retnrned to Curry county and
bought the Ruffner Hotel at Port
Orford, of which he was proprietor
for a few years.
In 1866 he and A. H. Hinch lo
cated what was afterwards known as
the Lane blacksand mine, on the
original beach at Randolph, about
three miles inland from the present
ocean beach. At. that time Bill Hill
who was then deputy sheriff at Em
pire City, came to Randolph and
arrested Hinch for killing an Indian
woman. A special term of court
was called to try the case, and
Hinch was acquitted.
Shortly afterwards, Messrs. Thrift
and Hinch sold the mine to John
Pershhaker and went to Curry
county, where he bought the large
dairv farm on Floras Creek which
he still owns. After following dairy
inc. slock raisine and dealing in
merchandise for1 many years, he re
tired from business late in the 90 s
and moved to California. He is
now 78 vears old. and bis' wife who
came lo Oregon witn her parents in
1843, when a child, is aged 74.
Their many friends in Coos and
Curry will be pleased to learn that
they are enjoying good health, con
sidering their advanced ae. Coos
At a formal party given by Mrs.
John Feller, yesterday altcrnoon,
the engagement ol her daughter,
Mi Ella Ruth Fclter to Mr. t-. A.
Carmichael of MarshMd was an
nounced. Those wescnt were;
MevUmrt J. Howard Jc Huston, C.
Zeek, W. A. Hoover, Glen
Hoover, AWro heHer and MM
VMa Beyer le. The brWe-tepe
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h, and com km oe I our
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Mr. Carmleh mt-
fold' weM known yw
hmm M4 a prtunlant tM,
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', Basket Ball Tonight
.The bit? h.itlroi h-.ll .:!..
bef ween the juniors and the rest of
.0. t - .
mc nign scnooi tar the champion
sip ol the school promises lo lie thi
iest game ol the season as both
tyimM are ingood condition and de
tcrmined to win. The junior girl
will also play the freshman girls for
the girl s championship of the higl
Sisters to Myrtle
'About twenty members of RanHmi
lodge Pythian siiters went to Myrtle
rpint today on the Steamer Dora,
tpltend a reception tendered by
the lodges ol the counsy to Mrs.
vuucua oi myrtle roint who was
recently elected to the highest state
omce 01 tne lodge. This is con
Biderable of a distinction for Coos
county, and the Pythian Sisters are
going to celebrate the event today
in a bclitting manner.
A special war feature in three
parts. Biegcst war drama ever
shown in pictures See the bom-
bardmeht of Fort Sumter, Sheridan's
historic ride, see the lerriffic, awe
inspiring battle of Winchester; over
1000 soldiers in the battle scenes
At the Gtand, Saturday Nov. 15th,
"The House of Real Feature Films,
Portland, Or., Nov. 13. (Special)
- Cf C. Chapman, secretary of the
Oregon Development League, who
is to head the Oregon delegation at
the United States Land Show in
Chicago, November 20 to Decern
beHk, has cone east' to install the
exhibit. Oregon will occupy two
booths in the Land Show and will
also have lecture room privileges.
From five to eight Oregon repre
sentatives will be in attendance at all
The exhibit will consist of agri
cultural products of every sort, con
tributed by commercial clubs invall
parts of the state and is one of the
most complete ever assembled in
Oregon. All ol the exhibits were
shipped from Portland last Saturday
in a siecial baegacre car via the
North Bank, Great Northern and
On December 8-13 the Pacific
International Livestock 'Exposition
will be held at the Portland Union
Stockyards and although the open
ening date is still distant more than
full month, breeders from all parts
of the United States and Canada
are already sending in their fancy
stock. Fifteen thousand dollars in
cash premiums will be paid nut at
the close of the show, the largest
sum ever offered at an exclusively
livestock show on the pacific Coast.
Recent winnings of Pacific Coast
cattle a the National Dajry Show at
Chicago have induced breeders of
the Middle West to make import
ant entries in competition with Ore.
gon breeders. James j. run, wno
was, sponser for the original show,
has been invited to be a guest ol
the exosition for at least one day.
An effort is being put forth by the
Oregon Agricultural College to
atsfet a number of Oregon counties
to qualify under the measure pasrd
by the last J-eglslature providing
foi every dollar approprialrd by any
county, wimin a mum wnfim
limit, the Hale will provide a five
turn lo carry forward experiment
nation and damoftWMtion farm work.
I. L. Smith, a graduate of the
hanta Agncuwurai wwrc
who km had several ur eipri
enee In daffy firming, Um br
n,kn to Jwad ibU ci of ik
in Cm coufity nd be u P
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MAV CHANCE 0118 SCHOOLS
ROAD PLAN RECOGNIZED
Douglas County Citizens Will Unirersity of PemMyWania
Not Supnort Hard Surface
Road Down Middle Fork.
tne pooa roaas movement in
-oos county has tun up against a
circumstance from the lact that the
Douglas county people haye refused
to suppoJt a bond issue for building
road from Roseburg down the
middle fork to the Coos county line.
WiU Admit the
That the Bandon High School is
doing creditable. work and is recog
nized as a first class school is evident,
from a letter received by Supt H.
L. Hopkins from the secretary of
the 'University ol Pennsylvania in
which that institution agrees to enter
l his objection has been raised by graduates from the Bandon High
voters from the northern part of School to the freshman r la nf the
Douglas county who say that such a big institution. Thw is certainly n
road would serve only a few of the feather in the can of the Bandon
Douglas county people while a road school and' goes to show that the
down the Umpqua would serve a best of, work is being done. The
large proportion of their population letter follows; and is self explanatory:
and at the same time give an outlet Mr. Dear Mr. Hopkins, I take
to the ocean. I pleasure in inlorminp VOU that the
They say that a road from Rose- Bandon High School has been
burg to the. mouth of the Umpqua placed upon our accredited list and
would have a water level route, mat its graduates will be -given en-
following the river all the way; that trance credit without examination,
it would connect up the towns of M any subject in which they have
Roscbure. Oakland and Drain and I received a grade of 75 per cent or
then turning west would eo throush more provided that they have been
Elkton and Scottsburg, opening up I m attendance at least one year, and
a large section of Douglas countv. that the amount of time indicated
and continuing down to the coast
would still be on Douglas county
soil and would give that county the
benefit of the expenditure ol her
own money; while the
Myrtle Point would
yery fqw settlers and its effect would
be mainly for'the benefit of the C6-
liiey claim that, merely as a
route to a seaport at Coos Bay, the
Umpqua route is but very few miles,
in our entrance requirements haa
been devoted by the student to the
various subjects in his school hours.
(Signed by Secretary a Univer-
road toward sityol Pennsylvania.)
Next Wednesday Nov. 19th is
the 50th anniversary of Lincolns
Gettysburg address, Rev. C.
May'ne Knight will address the high '
school students at 9:00 a. m. on
if any, longer, and that it will answer : that .day, in the assembly lull on
Lincoln. There will be appropriate
music by the high school students.
The public k very cordially invited
to attend this exerctse.
Along the Waterfrent.
The Elizabeth sailed Thursday
rith 362,000 feet of lumber 94 tons
of miscellaneous freight and 12 pas
The Brooklyn sailed yesterday
with 258,000 feet of lumler and
TheFifield sailed Tuesday with
500,000 feet of lumber and a full
lisl of passengers.
Walter jdnes nf Wetumka, Okla.
arrived recently, overland, and will
remain for the winter at least with
hU brother J. Lee Jones, of the
every purpose equally as well, while
opening up a large part of Douglas
county. Further, the people of
bat part of Douglas county state
emphatically that they will vote
down any other proposition and
that if the Middle fork route plan
be carried through.over their pro-
test they will renew the movement
for county division. These repre
sentatives have been put with such
strength that Douglas county has
abandoned Vail intention of going
ahead with the Middle fo rk project.
It is stated that Coos Bay is will
ing to accept the plan lor the new
route, because if Douglas county
builds the road to the mouth of the
Umpqua she will extend it to the
Coos county line along the coast
and this county will haye less than
twenty miles to build to make con
This piece of raid would also pats
through the lenmue district ana lhat are Kreat road boosters
open up that very important section and jt jsone 0( ,he finest sections
of the Coos Uay territory. It m Coos county some provision will
needless to say that the plan k have to be made to include them in
the enthusiastic support of the Ten- the Mm projCt, providing it is
mile ieoplc, who were nnjiterawy I curied out.
opposed to me pun which len mem Tb, break in ho of the plans
entirely out in the cold. heretofore adopted has seemed to
The plan as now framed up by the j advisable to bom pone tbe
Coos Bayilea practically ewboes I i. , election until the
the same territory lor me Hf KOOd roada sdvscatw of tbe whale
highways of the county that tbe old Ly tinker as new
plan die. The highways mat were A delegation from the
agreed upon iura I torn Myrtle Point I fay . C Diars, Peter
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