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BANDON, OREGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1913
Get Busy Only Fifteen Shopping Days Before Christmas!
COM S3 a 0 CSStOODOO
Road Bond Election is put
off Indefinitely Because
of New Order.
The Coos County Commissioners
have rejected the petitions of the
Coos County Good Roads Assoria.
tion ashing that a special election be
called to pass on the $.(40,000
county bond issue to build perma
The court rejected it on the
ground thai the petition was not
signed by the requisite number of
registered voters. In considering
the petitions County Attorney I-.il-jeqvist
l&ok the stand that signers
who had registered under the new
registration law, which was recent
ly knocked out by the Oregon Su
preme Court, were not regularly re
gistered voters and consequently
not entitled to sign the petition.
This resulted in 144 names being
stricken from the petitions and left
only 260 bona fide signers instead
of the 304 required bv law to com
pel the county commissioners to
call the election.
The Association filed for petitions,
one from Coquille, one from Hun
don, one from Myrtle Point and
one from North Beud, but somehow
the petition lroni'iMarsTifield failed
to show up. The idea was to hove
100 signers from each town but the
Marshfield petition not lost. How
ever, they had 404 on the pe titions
or too more than enough, and sup
,posed they were all right until the
question about the new registration
law was raised and this knocked
The petitions were presented to
the court Wednesdae morning, L.
J Simpson making a speech of
presentation, and the court referred
it to County Attorney Liljcqvist to
pass on the legality of the petitions.
President Morrison ol the Coos
County Good Roads Association
was not aware until this morning
that the commissioners had rejected
the petitions and he was quite
peeved. He said that while theie
weie not sufficient signers left to
compel the court to call the election,
there were enough to enable them
to call the election, il they wished,
as the state law provided that the
court might act oii the petition of
one-twentieth of the vote cist for
supreme court justice, which would
he only 210, whereas they had 260
Mr. Morrison said that he under
stood that the commissioners were
opposed to the apportionment .of the
bond issue as agreed upon by the
Good Roads meeting in Coquille
Tuesday night when $70,000 w.is
set iisidi for Ten Mile, $240,000 for
road from Coos Bay to Bridge and
$100,000 for the road from Unu.ion
to Curry county.
The first petition for a Special el
ection which the commissioners re
jected on account of the petitions
asking lor more than the county
could bond itself for, was signed by
President Morrison stated today
that he was not going to try to do
anything more about the election
until another meeting of the Associ
lation is held to determine what shall
' be done. I le may call a meeting
; It is possible that steps may be
taken next time to have the petition
ers sign the petitions and also indi
cate which of the three projects they
favor. Or it mav be arranged to
have anan advisoiy vote taken at
the election when held to let the
people express a preference on the
appoitionment of the bond money
to the different projects. Coos Bay
Agate is Sold.
J. L. Jones has sold the Agate
cohfectio cry and ice cream parlor
to YV. J. Hudson who wi'l continue
the business at the same stand.
Mr. Jones will go to Boise, Idaho
for a time and his brother, VV. K.
Jones will go to Portland, but both
expeel to return to Bandon in about
six months, having bought some
land and other property here.
During thiir stay here the Jones
boys have made many friends who
will be sorry to see them leave but
will be glad to learn that they ex
pect to return again soon.
Mr. Hudson is a first class busi
ness man and will no doubt continue
to receive the excellent patronage
afforded Mr. Jones.
.Both the High School and the
All Star basket ball teams are prac
ticing hard for the game to be play
ed at Bank Hall Friday night.
The game is for a chicken- dinner,
the losers to pay for die dinner for
U. S. Budget Made.
Washington, Dec. 8. It will
cost one billion, one hundred and
eight millions and a few otld thou
sands of dollars to run the United
States government under the Demo
cratic eonomy regime in 19 15, ac
cording to departmental estimates
submitted to Congress today by
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo.
The pruning knife was thoroughly
applied to the figures with the re
sult that, though the government
business will be much vaster in 1915,
the estimates call for only about
$34,000,000 more than was appro
priated for 1 9 14.
For river and harbor improve
ments. Secretary of War Garrison
asked $41,400,000 a reduction of
$lo.ooo,ooo, including the follow
ing continuing contracts:
Tillamook Bay and Bar, Oregon,
Coos Bay, Oregon, harbor, $50,
000. Coquille river, Oregon, $49,000.
Mouth of Columbia river, $t,oo,
000. Columbia and lower Willamette
Columbia river at Thre Mi'e
Upper Columbia and Snake rivers,
"A Prince of Evil.
An unusual treat will be afforded
the patrons of the Grand Theatre to
night, Tuesday Dec. 9th, when a
two part Vitagraph feature drama,
"A Prince of Evil," will be present
ed. It is a beautiful ly produced
photoplay and will commend itself
to all who see it by reason of the
powerful moral lesson it steadies and
by its wondeiful strength of character
portrayal. A drama, gripping with
n tense heart interest that is sure to
please. Grand Theatre, tonight,
no advance, io5C 0
Santa Clans will visit his
ftiend, Averill, next Saturday.
big sign1s state wealth
Word has been received from
Coos Bay that the big sign erected
by the Commercial clubs of the Co
quille Valley, was wrecked by the
recent storm and that it will take
about $50.00 to repair it, and the
same will no doubt he forth coming
in a short time. The sign original
ly cost $150.00 and was paid for by
the Commercial Clubs of Bandon,
Coquille and Myrtle Point. Each
club putting up $50.00.
Bon Ton Musical Company.
After having played in Maishfield
hr a week, the Bon Ton Musical
Comedy Company left on the morn
ing train for Coquille, where it opens
for two nights. From there the
company will gdto Myrtle Point for
two nights, thence to Bandon for
three nights and back to North Bend
for two nights before staging inland.
Although the company got off to
a wrong start through a number of
unexpected occurrences, those who
attended the show ehjoyed it and
got at least their money's worth.
Some members of the audiences who
were accustomed to attending noth
ing but first-class two-dollar-and-a-half-a-seat
performances told the
rest the actual standing of the Bon
Ton Company from their lofty view
point, but the concensus of opinion
is that the company provided more
enjoyment than any company visit
ing on the Bay in a long period.
The Bon Ton Company will be
at the Orpheum for three nights
the opening bill will be "The Frolics
f '9'3.'' Wednesday nighr will be
"The Merry Whirl," Thursday
night "The Easy Mark."
Portland, Or., Dec 9. (Special)
What Oregon needs in the way of
advertising and how to get it, was
outlined clearly by a number of
prominent speakers at a monster
convention held th past week at
Roseburg. More than 1,000 persons
representing practically every line of
commercial activity in he North
west, attended the meeting, and
they pledged unanimous co opera
tion to support a state wide exhibit
at Ashland during the period cover
ed by the Panama-Pacific Exposition
at San Frrucisco. "Ashland is the
natural gateway of the Northwest,"
said Tom Richardson, the origina
tor of the movement, "and it is the
first impression that counts."
An official of the Southern Paci
fic, who is also closely connected
with the Exposition, announced
ihat stop-over privileges would be
included in all tickets over his line,
that the railroad compano is anxious
to further any movement which will
result in an increase of population
in the Northwest and is willing to
beat a fair share of the cost of the
"From a financial standpoint' Ore
gon is distinctly all right. A state
ment just issued by the State Super
intendent of banks calls attention to
the fact that the present cash re
serve is 34.8 per cent, nearh 10 per
cent more than required by lfi$.
Deposits in the 170 state banks ainf
86 national bgnks hav increased
$7,034,558 during the past year
while cStal resources have increased
3 0 I o
The total assessed value of the
taxable property in the 'State of
Oregon which is to he levied upon
for 1914 is $954,282,374 which is
about $50. coo, 000 greater than last
The tax rate this year for the state
is estimated at 5 mills which will
raise a sum approximating $i,Soo,
000 which is about $r, 600, 000 more
than was ever raised before in any
one year. The nearest to this
amount was in 1912 when the state
taxes amounted to $3, 003,815.
Grange Elects Officers.
Bandon Grange No. 30S met at
their regular meeting, last Saturday
with good attendance. They elected
the following list of officers for 1914.
For Master, T. J. Rasor.
Overseer, E. M. Randlenian.
Lecturer, II. L. Hopkins.
Treasurer, Martha J, Zeek.
Secretary, C. B. Zeek.
Steward, Win. Hansen.
Asst. Steward, C. D. Jarman.
Chaplain, F. M. Sanderliu.
Gate Keeper, Geo. McDonald.
Ceres, Mabel Jarman.
Pomona, Pauline Hunt,
FlorS, Polly Randleman.
Lady Asst. Steward, Clara Can
terbury. By Sccty.
There were 76 tickets sold foi
passage on the Speedwell the last
trip, but of course some of them
were refunded, as the boat was bar
bound a few days and some of the
passengers went overland. When
the boat sailed Saturday she had a
capacity load oi 4.) passengers.
$9, 506,33s. The 256 banks in the
state show total deposits of $132,762,
157, with total resources of $169,
462,83s. Statistics gathered at the poultry
show held, in Portland last week
tshow that poultry and poultry pro
ducts annu v'y add more wealth to.
the stjte than does fruit, three times
as much as wool, one and a half
times as much as Imps nearly as
much as wheat and represents about
6 per cent of the total agricultural
wealth of the slate. It has licieto
fore been claimed that Oregon is not
a poult state, but with our agri
cultural co"ege devoting time and
money to the improvement 01 exist
ing breeds, a great deal of interest
in the industry is being aroused.
The first spr dentil of dirt on Jack
son County's new highway over the
Siskiyous was turned last week by
Samuel Hill, the noted good-roads
expert. The work of grading the
i'i miles of mountain road has
been undertaken by a Tacoma firm
of contractors at a contract price of
$107,000 and will, as lar as possible,
be completed during this Winter in
order to have a settled roadbed
ready for surfacing early in the
For thejast two months a pprty
of denuty'gamo wardens has been
busy locating the boundaries of the
now game refuge, niles square
lying iql-akc and Crook counties
the central part of the state. The
primary object in fetablishing 0 this
refuge is the ptotection d? $e muletacrtoient a visit aj this time.
deer and antelope which are still
found in considerable numbers in
that vicinity. Thtj.refn-e is also a
sort of natural park, containing
many hot springs lava beds, medi
cinal lakes and other objects of in
terest to the tourist and naturalist
Seaside Social Club.
The Seaside Social Club was
royally entertained at Grandma
Gross's Friday afternoon. Nearly
every hue was busy with their fancy
work until lunch was served, which
was excellent, consisting of sand
wiches, salads, picules, cake, cofTee
and fiuit. Mrs Fred Gross and
Miss Garoutte assisted with the
Those present were Mrs. Hoyt,
Mrs. Jamieson, Mrs. Eaton, Mrs.
Page, Mrs. Thom, Mrs. Giles, Mrs.
VVyant, Mrs. F. Gross. Mrs. Tuck
er, Mrs. Westleder, Mrs. Lea, Mrs
Nygren and Grandma Gross.
The club will meet with Mrs,
Tucker next Friday afternoon.
J. A. COPE
Last Friday about 3:00 p. m. J.
A. Cope, a well known citizen of
of the Twomile country was found
dead along the road cyidentlw hav
ing died suddenly of heart failure.
Mr. Cope had anscn in the morn
ing in his usual good health and had
gone to get a load of lumber which
he had left by the roadside the clay
btfore as the result of an accident in
which his team backed his load off
In order to get his wngon out Mr.
Cope was compelled to unload his
lumber, this he had done and was
reloading it when the end came.
Nobody was present at the time
and it was not until he failed to re
turn and a search was in ide that
the lads were discovered.
J A. Cope w is born in Peters
boro, Canada in 1857 and came to
the United States when a small
He came to Coos County in 1895
and had lived on the same 'arm ev
His wi'e dfed a little over a year
ago, he also had four brothers and
and two sisters, part of whom still
Mr. Cope was a good man, gen
erous to a fault and was popular in
his community. The funeral was"
conducted at the K. of P. cemetery
Sunday afternoon, conducted by
Rev. H, C. Hartranlt.
Domestic Science Luncheon.
On Friday last the do nestfc
science department, under the
direction of Miss Helen Abbott laid
plates for a number of invited guests,
Mr. and Mrs. Haberly, Mr. and
Mrs. rhrilt,Mr. and Mrs. Kausrud,
from the board of directors, and Blr.
Mast the school clerk and the High
The luncheon was well prepared
and was very well received by those
fortunate enough to have their names
on the place cards. The work of
the department seems to abundant
1) justify the hopes of the Board in
The public is very cordially in
vited to attend, next Friday at 3:30,
an exhibit and candy sale which will
be held in the Domestic Science
room. All who are interested in
the work of the school 1nd of this
department are urged to pay the de-
IN THE EEAD
More School Pupils in Distri ct
No. 54 Than Any Other
in the County.
Clerk J. W. Mast has completed
the school census of District 54,
comprising Bandon and adjacent
territory and it found that there are
925 of school age, of which there
aie 467 girls and 458 boys. This
leaves Bandon still in the lead in
school population of the districts in
the county, Marshfield beihg second
The lst census showed a school
population of 922 makidg an in
crease of three, but since the last
census ;i large chunk was taken off
the Bandon district and placed in
the Prosper district, including about
50 pupils, consequently the increase
has been over 50 in reality, which
is a very creditable showine, and
with the same or a little greater
increase we will have a first class
district by next yeir, and had it not
been for the division we would have
been only a very few short this
year, as 1000 pupiis is the require
ment for a first class district.
Just a little boosting for Bandon
will bring us into the first class line
and we will be .the first .in the
A Christmas Letter.
Christmas is coming.
You are all thinking: "What shall
I give him? Would she like this?
What will most please them?"
With your other planning, plan
for the library. If you have money
send us a check, or drop some coins
in oar contribution box, or give us
Wc need the poems of Longfellow
and of Whittier.
We need more good stories for
girls, and ersy books for the tiny
tots who are learning to love the Li
brary. Perhaps you have some magazine
we can use. Our needs are many.
The greatest just now is a ycar"s
subsrription to the Reader's Guide
to Periodical Literature, without it
the great mass of information in
The Review of Reviews, Literary
Digest, Outlook, and other maga
zines is of little use to the students
who are every day inquiring lor
special articles. It costs twelve dol
lars a yei:r. It indexes 102 Periodi
cals and about 25 books each month.
We need volunteers for the open
ing of the Reading Room each
Sunday. And, in order that the
Reading Room may be always cozy
and comfortable; that it may be a
place people like to visit, we need
gifts of wood and of coal. We need
a new hod for the coal. And we
need a dust-pan.
"It is more blessed to give than
We are willing to receive that we
may give more abundantly ol the
Library privileges to the people of
Bandon, especially to the youth of
Bandon. The Bandon Public Li
The copy lor the night school
course of the' Bandon High School
was handed 113 for publication but
owing to an extra rush of work was
cro vded out of this issue but will ap
pear in Friday's paper.
F. S.cPerry left 00 the Elizabeth
for a business trip to San Francisco.
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