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BANDON, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1914
J. Ira Sidwell buys Mrs. Cos
tello Property at First &
The biggest re-d estate deal that
has been consumnted in Bandon lor
for some time was closed yesterday
when J Ira Sidwell purchased, from
Airs, Sarah Costcllo her entire prop,
erty facing on First streec and Ala
bama avenue, including the Pacific
Lodging house and the lot east of
th" Odd Fellows' building, the con
sideration being $15,000.
This is one ol the very best busi
ness properties in the city and Mr
Sidwell is certainly to be congrat
ulated upon securing it at this time.
It is Mr. Sidwell's intention to be
gin the construction of a fine, mod
ern, fireproof building on this prop
erty in the near future, and when it
is pompleted it will be an exceeding
ly valuable business location.
Mr Sidwell is one of Bandon' s fore
most and enterprising young busi
i.ess men, and it wiil be a good
thing for the city that he has secur
ed a valuable piece of property like
Death of Pioneer.
Mrs. Rachael Willard one of the
earliest pioneers of the Coquille val
ley died at her home in this city
Thursday morning at the ripe old
age of 87 years. Her husband,
Thomas Willard had proceeded her
in death a number ofvcarsj
She was borii "in jasper ville coun
ty, Illinois, March 12, 1827 and
came to Coos county in 18G0 with
her husband and located in Coquille.
later moving to Bandon.
The hinetal is being held today,
the party leaving on the Dispatch
"The Burning Rivet."
This two reel feature by the Lubin
Co. presents many unusual situa
Hons. The story centers around
a political boss who pulls off a num
her of crooked deals but eventually
meets the fate that is meetcd 'out to
all who do wrong. An excellent
picture well made and entertainingly
"The Stopped Clock," Biograph.
This picture keeps you guessing un
til the very end, a fascinating story,
"Too Many Tenants," a laugh
able picture, full of lun.
This piogram is on for Sunday
night. Seven piece orchestra, steam
heat- Admission 15-ioc.
Orpheum Changes Hands
The Orpheum Tneatre which has
been very successfully operated foi
several years by Mr, and Mrs. A. J
Hnrtman, has been leased to Tower
Bros, formerly of Marshfkld. foi
two years with the privalege of five
years. The Orpheum is a very pop
ular show house and the new prop
rietors are practical show men nd
the liberal pationage which has been
afforded this place in the past will
no doubt continue in the future.
Bandon people will welcome the
Towers to our business and social
Family is Destitute.
A family living a short distance
from Bandon is in very destitute
circumstances. The wife has been
deserted by her husband and shy
has six small children to care for
for and they are very much in need
of provisions, clothing, money, etc
A subscription paper will be circula
ted in town within the next few days
and it is hoped that the people will
respond liberally, rfii the woman is in
every way worthy.
Coos County Collieries Have
Contracts For Many Thou
That Coos county is coming into
her own as a coal producing ard
distributing section is now assured,
J-. K., Smith of the . Riverton mines
who has been in the city the last
couple ol days info ms a icpresei'ta
tive of the Recorder that his com
pan) has contracts to deliver several
thousand tons of coal to Portland
from the Riverton mines' ajid they
also have large contracts to deliver
co'd to Piince Rupert, but could
not get any transportation to that
northern country at this time of the
The Mexican coal market is also
open to this place, and as soon as
the troubles down there are settled
the Coos County Collieries have
contracts for many thousand tons of
coal in Mexico.
Mr. bmith is very sanguine over
the prospects and thinks there h
no doubt that the coal business
will b; an assured success.' ior all
There are millions of tons of coal
in the Riverton section alone, the
McCee mine alone will produce
about twenty million tons, providing
the present indications hold out and
this is only one of the. mines in these
Can Be Seen Now on Clear
Nights if Your Eyes
Are Good.1 i
Portland, Jan. 7. Barring , the
fact that Jupiter Pulvius for the past
few nights has hung his ratiicoa'
over the southern heavens, almost
arjyone should have been able to
find the little Delavan comet, which
appeared headed towaid the center
of oui solar system about three or
four weeks ago, and is still coming
1 his way.
The constellation of Eridanus,
which it has chosen for its camping
place for the time being, wheels in
xto sight early in the evening a d is
visible, in the southern sky until
about the lime the milkman calls in
the morning. Between 9:30 and 10
o'clock one should be able to Imd
thq comet about 30 degrees above
the horizon and almost due south,
It will appear about the size of a
star of the fifth magnitude and may
he mistaken for one, for its nebulo
sity has been a matter of uncertainty,
and in it earlier days in our solar
system, no tail was apparent As it
appioaches more closely to the sun,
it may develop a tail, as many othr
comets have done . before, but for
the present jl will require more or
less discrimination to pick it out
troiv. the common run of staVs in its
Owns Property Here.
Wm. VVeigand, one of the Cop
perliehl coitncilmcn against whom
ilovernor West has instituted jro
ceedings, owns considerable proper
ty in Bandon, having been here a
month or six weeks ago and pnr
chased p'roperty. '
The basket ball game with Myrtle
Point has been postponed until next
Friday night, Jan. 16.
Dr. Hodge of Oregon Univer
sity, Will Lecture Here v
Jan. 26 to Jan. 30,
Eugene, Or., Jan. 8. The wide
spread demand in Oregon communi
ties for teaching in popular practi
cal biology is indicated by the long
period for which the time of Dr. Clif-,
ton F, Hodge, of the Univeisity of
Oregon Extension faculty, is sched
uled ahead. Dr. Hodge has no open
dates remaining in January and
scarcely any in February. Some ol
his ttme is scheduled far into the
During Januaiy Dr. Hodge has
appeared or will appear in 18 Oregon
towns. Some of these towns want
to hear his teachings on bird protec
tion, some want talks on conserva
tion of wild animals, sonic prefer a
lecture on plant breeding. More
and more, however, are calling for
his instruction on how to lid the
community of flics
So far this month Dr. Hodge has
appeared at Jefferson, Portland, St.
Johns. North Portland, Albina,
Gresham and Glehdale. His dates
for Coos county are:
January 26, Marshfield; January
27, North Bend at the library: Janu
ary 28, Bandon at the library; Janu
ary 29, Coqtiille before the public
schools; January 30, Myrtle Point
New Law adds $15 to Boun
ty Paid For "Cat" Game
Coquille, Or., Jan. 7 An un
usual number of scalps are being
brought in to the County Court for
lo intv payment these days. Oscar
kaiuo, of Marshfield was here yes-.
terday with a large panther hide,
measuring over six feet, which he
got a few weeks ago on the East
Fork of the North Coos River, for
which he collected $20.00.
Under the new law going into
effect next month, the State Game
Commission will, pay $15.00 for
panther scalps, wnch 111 addition to
the $20.00 now 'paid will make a
total of $35.00, Hunters are enthu
siastic over the new law and say
that now there will be some incen
tive to get some good dogs and com
mence an active campaign against
the "cats,1 Coos Bay Times.
The public night school at the
High School building will begin
Monday evening January 10th
Courses in penmanship, book keep,
ing, sewing, cooking. English gram
mar, commercial arithmetic, physic
al culture for women, typewrit
Those interested should see Prof.
Hopkins or Miss Ritchie at once.
I ins is an excellent opportunity.
Why not take advantage of it.
See Bunny at the Grand in
' Flaming Hearts." Its a Moose
of a comedy, Saturday, Jan. 10.
Uncertain Conditions Cause
Announcement of Opinion
to Be Withheld.
Washington, Jan. 7. The Pana
ma Canal will be in condition to
pass vessels all the way across the
isthmus within the next 70 days, it
was learned today, unless some un
expected obstacle is encountered.
This is the judgment of a high canal
The only remaining obstacles to
prevent the passage of vessels at
this moment are at the Cucarasha
slide which blocks the cut at Culc
bra and the few additional slides of
relatively minor importance in the
same locality. The dredging is
progressing satisfactorily on these
slides, and as soon as a channel of
sufficint width and depth is establish
ed it will be possible to pass vessels
through Irom the Atlantic to the
In view of the uncertain condi
tions surrounding the work it has
been deemed impoiite to attempt to
fix a date for the opening of the
canal. Even after a passage is
possible several months must be
spent in training the operating force
iK'fore the waterway is opened to
Ed. Divelblissof Pott Orford was
in Bandon Thursday.
One of Men Who Held Up
Drain-Coos Bay Stage Two
Years Ago Breaks Jail.
Salem, Or.,. Jan. 6. Edwin Jur-
gens, doiug ten years to life im
prisonment in tlie state penitentiary
for assault and robbery in Douglas
county, cut his way out of prison
with a brace and bit and escaped.
The crime for which Jurgens was
sentenced to a term in the peniten
tiary occurred near Drain late in the
year ion. Jurgens, together with
a companion named Fred Coziah,
had only recently returned here
from easrern Oregon, when the)
decided to engage in a series of
crimes. They first went to Drain,
where for a day or two they watch
ed the movements of the stage oper
ating out of tint place to Scottsburg.
Satisfied that they were capable ot
handling the job, they later pro
ceeded to a point about two miles
west of Drain, where they laid in
ait for the Coos Bay stage. As
the static neared, Jurgens and Coziah
stepped from behind a clump of
bushes and leveled their revolvers ai
the occupants of the vehicle. After
the stage stopped the passengers
vere compelled to ah 'lit and stand
loner in a row. Thev were then
relieved of their valuables and told
Several of the passengers rob
bed ,by Jurgens were members of
e Douclas county grand jury who
were returning home after attending
court in this city.
jorgens was captured Wednesday
Brooks. Oregon, and is now
again in the penitentiary. ,
P. B. Bealieu of Lakeport is in
Handon makinc arrangements to
move his family from Lakeport to
Bandon and Marshfield wil
Contend for County
Next Friday ni ght Marshfield an:
Bandon will fight it out in Bandon
for the Coos counti High School de
b uing championship.
Last night Marshfield defeated
North Bend and as Bandon recently
won from Myrtle Point, the contest
next Friday will settle the matter for
Everyone should be out to en-
courage the local high school team,
which is jack Kronenberg and Pearf
Don't forget the date Friday ev
ening, January 16th.
How is this For Oregon.
The Florence West says: Yester
day while on our way home to our
midday mewl, we passed several
children who were barefooted and
playing in the water,
At the table we were served with
new potatoes which had just been
dug from the garden.
In the afternoon we saw roses,
loganberries and chrysanthemums in
bloom in the open air.
How is that for New Year's day
in latitude 44?
jane" Elwyn, cartoonist, .at the
Orpheum Theatre see her
Moyer Says Demand Is Made
out of Sympathy for Miners
in Calumet District.
Chicago, Jan. 6. Charles Moyer,
president of the Western Federation
of Miners, was credited today ' with
saying that Samuel Gompers and
other officials of the American Fed
eration of labor would meet in
Washington in a few days to con
sider the advisability of calling a
nation-wide strike of labor organi
zations in sympathy with the copper
miners of Michigan.
"Have you asked for a nation
wide strike?" Moyer was asked,
"There has been considerable prcs
sure exerted that such a demand be
made," he answered. "Howevei,
it may be said that our plans are in
statu quo. I will confer tomorrow
with Charles E. Mahoney, vice
president of our federation, Guy A.
Miller and Yance Terzich, members
of the executive board, and we will
determine what further action to
Since the new registration law
has been knocked out by the decis
ion of the supreme court, attention
u being called to the f.tct that every
voter must re-register for the new
yetfr under the old law.
It is stated that any voter who de
sires to vote at the coming primary
May 15th must register between now
and then to be able to cast a ballot.
Registering can be performed by a
notary public or justice of the peace,
Business of Imp o r t'a n c e
Taken up at Council Meet
ing Friday Night.
The City Council met in regular
session Wednc.eay night with Mayor
Mast and all councihnen except one
The regular routine yol business
was gone through and a number of
matters of importance were taucn up.
The only bids on public work ,
that were received were for the con
struction of the Wall Street sewer
hich was advertised recently. The
lowest bid on this work was over
$t,ioo abrve the engineer's esti
mate and with this in view the
council rejected all bids and decided
to re advertise for bids on this sewer.
W. H Webb was allowed $74 00
with which to build a sidewalk across
Ferry Creek on Second St. East.
E, Lewin was present and made
the council a proposition to keep
the beaeh sidewalk in repair for two
years, for an allowance of $50.00.
The proposition was acceptev bv
The usual amount of bills were
illowed and the council adjourned.
Along The Waterfront
The Elizabeth sailed Wednesday
morning with 22g,oqo 'cet of lum
ber, 30 tons of miscellaneous freight
and the following passengers: W. F.
Hendricks, Thos Tehay, H. E.
Morrill. I. J. Button, M. Hintz, J.
McManus, Henry Hopkins, I.
Brown, T. Smith, J. W. Fowler,
Mrs. Port Snyder and three chil
dren, P. F. Tupp, and E. H. Fish.
The Tillamook sailed Wednes
day morning with 2,255 ties and 15
tons of miscellaneous freight.
The Fifield sailed Wednesday
morning with 450,000 feet of lum
ber and 38 passengers: J. M. Brew
er, H. W. Gamett, J. A. Reese and
wile, Mrs. B. F Clark and bab',
Dolly Osborn. J. M. St. Clair, V.
Breuer, Mrs. Ogren, Anna Ogren,
Ed Housch and wife, Miss Slum,
Mrs. L. J. Hay ward and two chil
dren, C. N. Coombes, wife, and
two children, B. F. Clark, Lottie
Carey, Mrs. W. LeRoy, Miss. El
iot, Mrs. Elliot, Miss Tryon, L.
Donaldson, Ceo. Brown. Thco.
Newhouse, B. C. Bain, G. W. Hood
W. Thompson, W. H. Moffatt,
Donald Moffatt, E. Harland, J. P.
Con, Frank Anderson.
The Grace Dollar sailed yesterday
morning via Loos Bay lor ban
The Speedwell wi'l arrive Sunday
morning and will'sail again Tuesday
Bunny at the Grand.
John, Bunny, fat and jolly will be
seen in a screaming comedy en
titled "Flaming Hearts." The say-
ng that "faint heart never won fair
ady," proves true in this case.
Bunny lacks the nerve to propose,
oses his affinity, and drowns his
sorrow in a big stein of beer.
"The President's Special," is a
good railroad story produced by the
Kalem Co. it keeps you in suspense
ind interested throughout.
Biograph offers a good drama en
titled, "Diversion." Biograph pic
tures are always good.
"The Yellow Streak," splendid
dranja by the American Pathe Co.
See this excellent program at the
Grand Saturday; January iotH. Ad
J. A. Wilkinson of Marshfield was
in the cfi$ Thursday on business.