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BANDON, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1914
Hereafter all Parcel Post Mail
Will Come Via Portland
And Coos Bay.
The Postofhte Department at
Washington Ips finally awarded the
contract for cariying the parcel post
between Coo Bay and Pot tland. and
the new service became effective
Jan, ist. 1914.
On the same date the new service
becomes effective at Portland, where
parcel post will be shipped to Coos
and Currj counties on simmers The
order inaugurating the set vice is as
Effective January is 1914. service
will be established for the dispatch
of parcel post mails only, between
Portland and Nor'i litnd and Marsh
field by the stramer Alliance of the
North Pacific Steamship Company,
which leaves Portland January 8 at 6
p. m, and every ten days thereafter;
and the steamer Breakwater of the
Portland & Coos nay steamship com
pany, which leaves eveiy Tuesday
at 8 p, m.
Commencing januai y i, 1914, all
parcel post nail for offic in Coos
and Curry counties except Agness,
Brookings, Harbor. Illaho and Mar
ial, in Currycounty, wi" be dispatch
ed to the Portland Tetmin?1 R. P. O.
for dispatch by boat, hst ..d of to
Roseburg for dispatch by S"tr route.
All offices in Coos',and Curry counties
except those above mentioned, will
dispatch ?U parcel post mail to Port
land by boat instead of by star routes
to Rosebnig. ,
This harcel po t rmtter should be
carefully packed in sacks, and in case
a sack is not fu'V'he sack should be
tied with tw.ne in suchT nu mer as
will hold the parce's s:urcly !n the
place in which packed. Sacks should
not be filled so full that' the mouth of
the sack cannot be closed tight.
Direct sacks shoujd be put up
whenever possible, either b states
or to the larger offices.
Mails for the above service will
close at lease one (1) hour before
sailtngs of steamers, except when
sailings occur at night the mail shall
hf l.mc-dihe eveninir before. Times
Writing at Night School.
Writinir will be taught on Tues
days and Thursdays at the night
school. This was omitted from the
list of subjects published last week
Mrs. Rca will teach the Palmer
Method of Rapid Bust ess Writing
and invites all who are interested to
visit her room and inspect the work
of her cradc pupils and note tlie re
suits of three months' instruction;
the breaking up of old habits of
vertical writing and acquiring a uni
form slant ' style with muscular
Coquillc River Light Station,
January 1, 1914.
Editor Bandon Recorder: The
runfall for the month of December
wgs 7.11, davs rainy and cloudy 22,
days clear, 9. The rainfall for the
corresponding month of 1912 was
6.60, a difference of fifty-one hun
dredths more this '.nontlu
The rainfa'l lor the year of 1913
was 47.75. The rainlall for the year
of 19I2 was 55105 .difference of 7.30
lesschtsyear, orfor 1913. O. Wiren
Co-operative Obsei ver. 0
Scott makes models.
Farmer's Mass in B Flat was
given at the Catholic church on
Christmas at 10:30 a. m. also last
In the Gloria, a violin solo was
played by Mr. Haggerty.
At the Offertory the "Adesie
Fideles" was sung by Messrs Johns
ton, Strauhal, and chorus.
The Benedictus by Mrs. Geiscn
dorfer and quartette.
The Agnus Dei by Mcsdames
Haggerty, Cody, MacKintosh and
The lovers of sacred music are
hearing the choicest through the
kindness of Mrs. Geisendofer, the
able organist and 'director.
Tvhe Library Christmas.
Santa Claus didn't bring all I askr
ed for but his friends made a fine
Christmas for me. I thank them
for thestf gifts.
Plaster cast of Delia Robbia's
Cantoria and Delight, a juvenile
story from Mrs. Kronenberg; leather
bound volume of an American Bible,
and Holly from Mr. C. Rasmunsen;
The Spoilers, The Ne'er-do-well,
Officer 666, Mistress of Shenstone,
from a friend; Girl of the Limberlost,
from the Yaetea Club; complete fiies
of American Cirpcnter and Builder,
for several years, from a friend;
Christian Herald for 1913, Mrs,
Tucker; Motor Girls at Lookout
Beach, from Mrs. Duncan; two
Southworth books, Mrs. Neal;
Copy of the Oregon Game Laws,
Mr. Anderson; dust pan from a
friend; C.imp Meeting Sermons,
Mrs, M. Smith; Thoughts from
Daniel, Mrs. Urquhart.
And I thank the young people
who furnished the beautiful Christ
mas decorations, and . those friends
who dropped silver into our contri
bution box. Bandon Public Libraiy
A delightful parly was given by
the fir's of the Yaetci cTub last
Tuesday evening at the Logan resi
dence. The leeding feature of the
party was the beautiful decorations
from the forest about Yaetea Falls
the hostesses had gathered the fin ""I
specimens of huckleberry, Oregon
grape vines and ferns, these com
bined with the club colors, orange
and black, made .1 charming back
giound for the entertainment.
Music and games were the order
of the evening. At eleven o'clock
p. m. the gucts were ushered to
the dining room where the long
tabic trimmed with green and the
club colors, made the dainty re
freshments more appetizing. The
souvenenirs were tiny boxes of home
made candy. The party was given
by the following young ladies; Aion
Thompson, Florence Fish, Violet
Fish, Dora Anderson, Mona Logan
The invited guests wcie: Gail
Boak, Helen Fish, Gladys Gallier,
Ethel Barre, Richard Craine, Mei
ton Lowry, Raym ond Webb,
Thomas Thorn, Edward Fish, Geo
Chatham, Emerson Fish.
Mrs. W. H. Logan, Miss Ruby
Converse and Miss Henry were the
Bjg Cora Crop.
Myrtle Point, Or.. Dec. 31.-
William Hartly of South Fork, well
known as a farmer who farms right,
can show 63 bushels of corn from
one half acre of ground.
The severe windstorm the first of
the week blew down the Western
Union lines between RjDseburg and
Coos Bay, as well as the telophaaq
line leaving this section isolated buss
the outside world, .
"SPUG" MOVEMENT NOW
TAKES NATIONAL SCOPE.
President's Wife and Daughter Help
Spread the New Christmas Doctrine.
Tlie so called "spug" movement So
ciety For the Prevention of Useless
Giving has Just been organized by
the womnn'H department of tho na
tional civic federation under tho hon
orary chairmanship of Mrs. Woodrow
Wilson, wlfo of tho president Tho
movement, which began In New l'ork.
has been federated In Washington
through committees from various
states, the chairmen Including:
For Massachusetts, Mrs. Charles
Hamlin; Pennsylvania, Mrs. James I.
Chamberlain; Now York, Mrs. August
Belmont, president of tho society, and
Miss Hobinsoii Smith; West Virginia,
Mrs. Arthur Lee; Maryland, Mrs. Uf
ford; California, Mrs. Julius Kthnl
Alabama, Miss Manning Brewer; Ten
nessee, Mrs. H. Vnn Devanter; District
of Columbia, Miss Mnrgnrct Wilson,
daughter of tho president
In a statement outlining tho nation
al scope of tho organization, Miss Maud
Wctmore, chairman of U10 woman's de
partment of tho National Civic Feder
ation, tells of tho good to bo accom
plished in reducing useless giving
among shopgirls and other wngeworfo
ers, and says tho national organiza
tion stands for individual freedom In
Christmas giving and for gifts which
spread happiness and helpfulness, as
against colloctivo giving and formal
exchaugo of gifts. Somo of tho latter1
practices aro characterized as forms of
petty graft'' and as .senseless and
Among tho Washington recruits to
the ranks of the "spugs" ore Mrs;
Champ Clark, Mrs. Henry White, wlfo
of tho former United States ambassa
dor to France, and Mrs. Franklin Mac-
Veagh, wlfo of tho former secretary
of the treasury.
RAVINIA "HOUSE OF STUNTS."
Women Adopted Novel Means ot
Arousing Community Spirit
A year ago Knvlnla, III:'; wSJr a vil
lage of seventy householders. Com
munity spirit was lacking. At a meet
ing of tlie Womnu's Civic club Mrs.
Ilobert It. Grclg said:
"Ravlnla has 'no civic pride. Wo
need a community house. We must
Forthwith the men' were dragged to
a meeting. Committees were organ
ized and tho work started. Each of
the seventy householders was pledged
to earn at least $10 by work outside of
his regular vocation. Prizes were of
fered for the one first to earn tho $10,
tho one to contribute by tho most
orlgtnnl work and tho ono to raiso tho
The results of community spirit wero
tabulated at the dedication recently of
tho community house, a remodeled
Hohoolhouse. Tho citizens had raised
"We now hayo so much community
spirit in Itavlnla," .fluid ono worker,
"that In the morning all tho roosters
Join in autiphonal crowing, and shorr
notes nro hurmoulous too."
Jersey Farmer Hopes to Have Supply
For the Holiday.
Wlllard B. Kllle, a young' scientific
farmer of Hridgcton, N. J., has been
propagating n new strawberry with tho
best of success, and If cold weather
holds off until Christmas ho will bo
nblo to grace his tablo with this deli
cacy, us ho did at Thanksgiving.
These berries aro grown out of doors.
V.O11 Sept 25 Killo picked an Immense
quantity of berries from plants set out
in ApriJ, and tho receipts wero sunl
dent to pay all the" cost of caring for
White House Christmas Tree.
There will he an ollkial Christmas
tree on tho broad plnza at tho cast
front of tho capltol in Washington on
Christmas eve, with high gov?rrment
officials participating In the fef'vltics
and the United States Murl'e band
"Now, Tommy," said tho tuniy
school teacher, "suppose you had ttw
apples jinl ypu gave another bay
choice of tlBMn, Too would ten Ma to
tnkoitlio Inru'cst use. wouldn't vaaV
."I, iim'iim," snM Tommy tarpfrapMy.
"Why. Tommy!" esctataed the tough
or In shocked surts. "Why nut?"'
"Wi'll." said Tmnuiy. "lb dU bwach
It wouldn't be nocesttr) to UM lttm
dat"-New York ClUfco,
There Must B 6efaBliiic3j la Cb
"Do you bojlove there id real5 tt&j
niv;!i, thing as Jovo at flrtr
"Ccrtnirriy tju-ro in. IP thitro wfij no
such thing ueaio of Utt mernctod
Qien, tpl.B-u yifl) liusw vo&W&'cr have
iftJSla aHUi HJ cftatfrmtfO iMn wives?"
MEMORIAL IS URGED.
To Pledge America and- Britain to
An, appeal to the American people.
signed by Secretary of State Urynn
and many prominent citizens or tho
country, naking whole hearted partici
pation in the celebration In 1014 and
1015 of the centenary of the signing of
the treaty of Ghent, which ended tho
war of 1812 and began 100 years of
peace among English speaking peoples.
has becu Issued.
The erection of an International mon
ument around which Great Britain
arra the. United Stutep pledge them
selves to keep eternal peace, is urged
upon congress by tlie American peace
Tho appeal reviews the peaceful re
lations which have obtained between
Orcnt Britain and tho United States
since the treaty of Ghent was signed
on Christmas eve, 1814, and expresses
gratification at tlie realization of tho
hope then expressed by John Qulncy
Adnnia that "May tho gates of tlie tem
ple of ' Janus closed hero novcr be open
ed during; tho century."
"It Is BlncercJy Hoped," tuo appeal
continues, "that ail will tnko part with
the American committee or with sim
ilar committees in other lauds In tho
preparation and execution of an ade
quate and fitting program that shall
signalize as no other occurrence In tho
past would enable us to do the realiza
tion of Mr. Adams' prophetic wish
that tho twentieth century might find
the peace still unbroken.
That our country has been such atU
active factor In this wonderful acuievM
ment prompts us to celebrate thocvont
for peace as well as war Is an event
between nations and arou.sea4ihe.hopo
that the 100 years which have passed
since the. treaty of Ghent was Vned
on ChrlRtman eve. 1814, may be not
only the precursor of a perpetual peace
between Great Britain and tho United
States, but the promise of a broaden
ing era of enduring peace between all
WANTS A YOUNGER SANTA.
Little Girl Thinks One Who Visited
Her Grandfather Is Now Too Old.
Lodcma li. Hlle. a little girt of Al
bion, Ind., has asked Postmaster Oe
cral Burleson to appoint a yaunejer
Santa Claus, who onu go to her hone,
which Is a long way from a railroad.
Little -Miss ntlo wrote as follows:
To Mr. HurloBoni
I wish that you would npiraint a young
er Santa Claim, for I live n 1WH5 wars
from n rollroiid. and I nm afraid that Saa
ta CIiiub Is now too old to oema to ny
housj and I will not Get anytfiloe: for
ClirlMmaR. for erandpa enyfi that be utd
to como to lila houuo w4i.cn hoAjjia a lftito
boy, do he roust tab pretty W ayHils
time, nml-obllgo a HtUo islH eleht years
old, with best records.
DRUG HABIT GRIPS NATION.
United States Seoond Only to China In
Use of Opium, Says Etoaart.
Tho United Statos Is new taKoad to
China and ahead of every otlur coun
try In tho world In tho uso of opium
and tho narcotics derived from It ac
cording to a statement by Dr. B. O.
Kelster before a meeting of scientists
and specialists In Philadelphia re
cently. Tho drug menace Is so great in this
country, the speaker said, that there
Is danger of our "degenerating back to
something worse than monkeydom."
PUZZLED THE DRIVER.
Now He Believes the Policeman Is 5
Real Mind Reader.
A certain truckman In tho habit ol
using the now Manhattan bridge on hif.
morning trip to HrookiyiMms abandon'
ed thut route beeatiHo of superstition.
Several days ago while the truckman
was taking a loud of chicken crates to
Brooklyn a line cap llpped down bo
foro him Just us his team had ponied
under tlio Manhattan tqwer. Ho look
ed nrmind. and, seeing that none of the
teamsters alieud of him or behind him
was bareheaded, ho picked up the cap
and put It under tho cushion of his
Now, It chanced that tlie cup had
brn blow'n from the head of ono of
tho euglueera of tho bridge department
who was high' up In tho toweF at the
thse. On reaching the tower baso hu
AHlbul nn tint notBrtttnan at the Brook-
lj.n otntroaito (ax the telephone, dcscrlb-"
ed tire toosBStco- aad hta wagon nnu
toM hov to bfd'tea hi cap.
Aa flio IsjfflB ft to of trucks passed by
tho poltcwuun tho lattor halted tho
thtuvtotf drive, oaring: 'Til trouble
yi. tochaud over that cap you picked
tip oh tlio Mauhattan sldo. It's a black
and wJilto3chcV,onntr yoa'vo got It
' rfght there under yoor seat"
Amazed and frightened at tho rmi
demand, ltho drivr pulled ot his hid
den Ond ojid tossed it to h(rn. 'Hero
ypu are," ho said. "You-to a mind
uee around coraer8."-Now ,York Trtb
Myrtle Point Items.
Mrs. Wrtcrs, who was injured in
a runaway near the Water's home
two or three weeks ago, died at ti e
amjly home uear Lee Ore.,Sundav
Emily Melissa Hadkins was born
in Iowa, November 16, 1S53. She
was married to Amos Gatersin in
Hutter county, Iowa, July 3, 1874,
and the family moved to Coos Co.
about 1 886.
Mrs. Waters was the mother of
three children, Clarence Osborne
Waters, Arther Claude Waters, and
Mrs. Lola Myers, all of whom five
Mrs. Waters united with the Latter
Day Satnis. Church in 1903.
Funeral services here held at the
family home at l o'clock on Monday
Dec, 22, the sermon being preached
by Elder Thos. Barkiow of the
James H. Mathenyjan old fcttler of
the Coquille Valley, died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs.JWm. Corbin,
at 11 o'clock,1 on Tuesday fornoon,
Dec 23td 1913. Mr. Matheny waa
born in Virginia, July 5th 1847, spent
part of his early life in Iowa. He
moved to California in 1872 and a
year later came to Coos county,
where he spent most of the time since.
His wsfe died some time during the
latter part of the eichtys. Deceased
leaves two daughters and two sons:
Mrs. Lou s;i Corbin of this city, Mrs.
Belle Waldele ot Portland, Oregon,
Joe Matheny of Crook county; and
Wm. Matheny of Curry county, Ore.
Funeral services were held at the
Baethern Church at eleven o'clock
A, M.Friday, Dec 26th, in charge
o( the Christian Science people,
Born, Sunday, Dec. 21st '13 to
Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, a
Roy F. Garrett, Son of Mrs. Wm.
Gor.ett, and Miss Rosa H. Chandler
daughier of Mr, and Mrs. Wm.
Chandler, were quietly married at
the home of the officiating clergyman
Rev. Thos Barkiow at 6 o'clock
Monday evening, Dec 22. Mr. and
Mrs. Garrert departed on the eight
o'clock stage the same evening for
their honomoon trip, during which
they will visit Long Beach and other
Southern California points.
Lumber C om p ani es Con
s 0 1 i d a t e.
Joseph Fyfe jr. arrived on the Fi
field in company with A. F. Esta
brook. The Fyfc Lumber Co. and
the Estabrook Lumber Co. h ive
consolidated and Mr. Fyfe will look
after this end of the business, divid-
ing. his time between Bandon and
San Francisco as Mr. Estabrook
has been doing heretofore. Mr,
Estabrook will remain in San Fran
Mask ball at the Opera House
Saturday evening, January loth,
everybody mask. The will be foor
prizes, for the b?st dressed lady, for
the best sustained character, for the
best waltzers, and for the best two
step. Everybody assured of a good
time. Admission for spectators 10c.
Miss Grace Hoyt, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. Hoyt ot this city
was united in marriage at Coquille
December 22nd to Arthur Haywood.
The bride has long been one of
Bandon's popular young ladies, and
the happy" couple will have the con
gratulations and bast wishes of a
large circle of friends. e
A. J. Marsh and sons John and
Donald of Elk River were Bandon
visitors yesterday and today,
NEW PARCEL -POST
Mail Under New Rules May
Be Insured at Small
In order that you may get the ad
vantages of the parcel post usefulness
and convenience, it is necessary to
become familiar with the conditions
governing the weight, size, and pre
paration of fourth class mail. While
this system is in its infancy in our
country, it already has proven to be
a cheap, expedetious and efficient
means for the conveyance of mer
chandise, farm and lactory produce
and other articles coming under the
head 1 f fourth class mail.
To guarantee delivery, parcels
mav be insured up to a twenty five
dollar value for five cnts, and up to
to fifty dollars for ten cents. Fre
quently packages get into the mail,
not properly wrapped. The proper
preparation ot articles is essential in
order to withstand the handling in
transit and delivery. Perishable ar
ticles, such as fruits which spoil from
bruisidg, should not be sent any
ureat distance in the mail, neither
should fruit in jacs or liquid in tins
or bottles, be sent unless packed in
excelsior or by other means which
will insure against every possibility
of breakage whereby other mail
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DER we printed the' changes as set
forth by I'ost Master General Burle
son to take effect Jan. 1, 1914.
New Pi c tur e Films Not
The steamer Breakwater is bar-
bound at Astoria and the new pic
ture program for the coming week
will be several days late. We will
repeat the bcl pictures of this week
until the new shipment arrives, at
A series of meetings, at the Church
of the Brethern on Main street be
tween 9th and 10th Sta. will begin
Sunday Jan. 4. Su'-ject tor eleven
o'clock a. in. "The Bible," at 7:30
"Faith and Repentance," followed
each evening during rhe week with
such themes as dea' vitally witn our
connection with the body of Christ,
the Church, like baptism"' "feet
washing," Lrrds supper and com
munion," "Nonconformity," etc.,
conducted by Elder C. H. Burklow
and L. B. Overholser. Evcibody
is cordially invited.
The reading of the Tale of Two
Cities by Prof. Reddie of the Uni
versity of Oreijon New Year's Eve
was very much enjoyed by all who
heard it. The Grand Theatre was
filled to its capacity for the occasion
and the Bandon Pudic Library, un
der whose auspices it 0was. Jicld,
realized a neat sum of money. "
Earl Watkins lelt on the noon
boat today and will embark on the
Breakwater tomorrow for Portland
where he will again take up his work
in the Pharmacy department of the
N. P. D.C. alter spending the holi
day vacation aHiia home in th'scity."
Mrs. C. Mc Johnson won the
beautiful parlor set at the t19undon
Furniture Co. nith No. 1405,