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BANDON, OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1914
A Number of Good Roads Petitions Are Being Circulated. Find One and Sign It Today
Hawley Works to Asd Gold
Production, Which Shows
Increase in State
Washington, D. C, Jan 25-
Congressman Hawley has been
working to have a milling experi
ment station established at Geants
Pass. Or., ao assist the miners of
sothern Oregon in their industry,
which has become one of the most
important industries in the state,
He has a bill pending n the Hhure,
proposing the establishment of such
ti station, under the management
and control of the Bureau of mines,
.but with a mining engineer in charge
sit a salery of $4000 pet anum, a me
lallurgidal chemist at a salery o
$3000 yer anum and an assistant at
$2000. It is proposed that $2S,ooo
.also be appropriated to establish,
equip and maintain the e xperiment
.station. Mr. Hawley is also en
deavoring to sesure the mapping of
the Dothan Quadrangle dureng the
'comming season, and has recently
had this matter up with the Director
advises Mr. Hawley that the same
will receive his careful consideration
andhe hopes to have the co-operation
cf the state of Oregon and of
the United States Forest Service in
making the survey. Congressman
Hawley has taken the matter up
.l r . n r
Will II1C 01. nun 1 ass quinine! ami
Club and the State Engineer of Or
egon and believes that he will se
cure the co-operation of all persons
The Dothan Qurdrangle contains
some of the best mining country in
the state. According to a statement
issued by the Geological Survey on
January ,5, Josephine County leads
every other pait of the state of Or
egon in the out put of placer gold
for the your just closed. The mines
of Oregon made a large and unex
pected increase in gold yield during
1913 compared with 1912, and Mr.
Hawley thinks that this industry
should be encouraged as much as
possible and the lot of the miner
made as encouraging as possible.
Oregon stands ninth in the list of
states in the production of gold for
tin- year 19 13, having produced
$l 370,87 an increase over 1912 of
$611,287. The other of the 10
producing the largest amount- of
gold, including Alaska territoiy, in
the order ot their standing are:
California, $20,105,447, an increase
ol $97i447 since 1912; Colorado,
$18,420,031. decrease of $321,169;
Alaska, $l4,7g3,5l2, decrease $2,-
415,08s; Nevada, $12,269,131, de
crease 1,296,569; South Dakota,
1.107. .108. cloereuse of $626 202:
1 - si 7 j ' ' .
Arizona, $3,803,039, increase $17,
639; Utah, $3,400,103; decrease
$012,497; Montana, $3,078,202, de
crease $629,698; Idaho (less than
Oregon) $i,36.6o5t decrease $35,
095. Washington stands 12th in
the list with an output of $692,021,
an increase of $9421. The entire
jjold production of the United States
including Porto Rico and the Philip
pines, for 1913, was $8S,3ol,o23; a
decrease since 1912 of $5,I5M77.
Aid For Siuslaw.
The Florence West says: "Sen
ator Chamberlain has introduced an
mendment to the river and harbor
ill to grant $246,000 for the Sius-
. .. !..! . I 1 I
aw jeiiies proviueu me iut.u
uthoriiiea furnish an equal amount,"
Steamer Loses Propeller off
Poinr Bonita Near San
The Elizabeth lost her propeller
ofi Point Bonita near San Francisco
on the last trip down and had to be
towed into port by the Tug Fearless,
which came out from San Fr.mcisco
after the distress signal had been
The Elizabeth left Bandon last
Wednesday morning and had no
trouble until the accident mentioned,
however even this was not so very
serious as everything has been re
paired and the Elizabeth sails from
San Francisco for Bandon today.
The Elizabeth has been one of the
luckiast boats, if tt can be attributed
to luck, on the Pacific Coast as she
has. been running between Bandon
and San Francisco for over ten
years, has made 398 trips and has
never had anything more than two
or three minor accidents,
The Elizabeth was built in San
Francisco in 19031 is 146 feet long.
with a tonnage of 250. She has
never entered any other, porls'except
Bandon and San Francisco but once
when she made a trip to Astoria.
The California Rodeo, 1913.
This wondestul feature consisting
of three big reels is a far superior
reproduction than the Round Up at
Pendleton. All events of no special
interest have been eliminated assur
ing you of seeing the best action
that took place at this Rodeo. The
pictures are ?.s clear as a be'l and
interest never la. Don't fail to
see this production, its alive. Shown
tonight at the Grand Theatre. Ad
mission 20 and 10c. Other good
John Dickey, Formerly of
New York is the New
A deal was consummated yester
day whereby John Dickey, former
ly of New York, nut who has been
in Bandon for the past four months,
bought the entire business of the R.
H, Rosa Co., including good will,
etc. .Mr. Dickey also takes over
the January accounts and pays the
Mr. Diakey comes very highly j
recommended as a thorough busi
aess man, and is an excellent ad
dition 'to Bandon business circles.
We are also glad to state that all
persons who have formerly been
connected with the R, H. Rosa Co.
will continue to remain in Bandon,
Word has been received Irom Mr.
Hildebrand, teacher of manual train
ing at Mansfield that he wiil be here
Friday evening and will talk to the
patrons and teachers of the schools
An the subject of Manual Training
in the Schools, Don't forget to
bring a cup and saucer or a plate
for there may not be enough to go
round. E. M. R,
Date of Dr. Hodge's Lecture
Changed to Jan. 29th.
The date of Dr. Hodge's coming to Bandon has
been changed from Wednesday, Jan. 28th, to Thurs
day, Jan. 29th. In addition to the address. Thursday'
evening at the Commercial Club room, to which the
public is cordially invited, he will also give addresses
at the High School and before the Grange meeting
in the afteruoon.
Foresters Entertain Friends
at Whist Party Friday
Court Queen of the Forest lodge,
Foresters of America, gave a whist
party and banquet at Odd Fellows
hall last Ftiday night in honor of
their eighteenth anniversary and
about 130 were present, including
families and friends of the members.
When the Foresters do things
they are always done right, conse
quently everybody present had a
fine time and the banquet was all
that could be wished.
The whist games were greatly
enjoyed, and several beautiful prizes
were awarded. The first prize fpr
hdics was won by Mrs. . Harry
Mullin, while Mrs. E. Lew in and
Florence Reese tied for the consola
tion and in the draw Miss Reese
was successful. The first prjze for
gentlemen wai won byjohn Tucker
and the consolation by Geo, Pape.
Former Mars hfi eld Man
is Kill ed.
A telegram was received by Mrs.
J. J. Dameron, of Lainpa, Oregon,
stating that her father, W. H. Wat
son had been instantly killed by
being thrown from a' buggy at
Greenville, South Carolina. Mr.
Watson was well and favorably
.kiown here, having lived in Marsh-
field several years, and the news
of his death will come as a great
shock to his .friends.
He leaves a wife and four chil
dren at Greenville, S. CM also two
daughters here, Mrs.'j. J. Dameron,
of Lampa, and Mis. C, B. Stallard,
The panicuhrs of the .accident
have not been received.- Coos Bay
Blows Smoke Stack Over.
The Moore mill has ben closed
dowu for .a day or two, the he iy
winds of Sunday having? bent cover
the top of the smoke stacks and
necessitating repawn? before the mill
Residence of J. C. Shields
Totally Destroyed by
The residence of J. C. Shields
was totally destroyed by fire last
night, the origin of the fire being
unknown, but it is thought to have
been caused by the burning out of
a flue as the fire was first .seen
around the flue in the roof. In a
very short time the blaze had
spread to eyery part of the house
in spire ot. the heroic etiorts ol a
hastily formed bucket brigade.
Only a small amount of furniture
and some canned goods from the
basement was saved,
Tne loss will total at least $2,500
with $1 ,800 insurance.
Jurors For 1914.
The jnry list for the year 1914 has
been drawn at Coquille and the
selection covers approximately 300
names including every district.
There is quite a long list from Ban
don as follows:
D. W. Carpenter, merchant; E.
Lewin, merchant, John .Jenkins,
teamst-r; R H. Rice, teamster; R,
H Rosa, retired; W. H. Smith,
lumberman; E. B, Henry, automo
bile man; P. Hanrahau, contractor;
John Nielson, bookkeeper; W. J.
Sabin, merchant; A. Garfield, ma
chinist; George E. Wilson, black
smith; Stephen Galtier, hotel man;
Fred N. Perkins, farmer; Aaron
Crutchfield, farmer; Nels Nevgren,
carpenter; Chris Richerl, farmer;
H. C. Rose, farmer; Walter Farrier,
farmer; . H, Hunt, farmer; A. E.
Hadsall, civil, engineer; William
Smith, (farmer; F. M. Huford,
laborer; J. H. Shields, merchant;
R. C. McfCinnis, carpenter; Preston
C. Stephenson, carpenter; L. E.
Osborn, clerk; J. A. Kennedy,
blacksmith: Charles Bowman, mer
chant; Ei L, Robbins, blacksmith:
W. A. Bingaman, laborer; W O
Cooper, retired; W. H. Button
oil man. George W. Cox. mill man;
Wm. A. LeGore, merchant; T. T.
Hill, carpentei ; W. F. Magill, far
mer; H. A. DeLong, farmer; C.'L.
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Sam Johnson Takes Over
Interest of S. G. Whitsett
in Furniture Store.
The firm of Whitsett & Johnson
who have been conducting the Ban
don t urniture Co. fonthe past three
years has been dissolved, Mr. John
son taking over the interest of Mr,
The Bandon furniture store is one
of the largest and best in Coos
county and the psoprietors have al
ways kept an up-to-date stock in
every particular, and Mr. Johnson
who is a thorough business man and
very popular with those with whom
he is dealing, will continue to keep
the stock up to its high standard.
Mr. Whitsett will devote his time
to the automobile business, having
the local agency for the Ford and
Cadillac cars, and as he is a hustler,
he will be sure to make good in the
Mr. Johnson will continue the
furniture business at the same stand
and will no doubt be accorded the
excellent patronage that the firm
has enjoyed in the past.
Good Comedy at the Grand
"When Women go on the War
path"- a two part Vitagraph comedy
that shows what the women folks
can do when they go on tne politi
cal warpath. They run the town
and vote it dry. Everybody is on
the water wagon, lots of them fall
oil and get a thorough ducking. Its
a scream of a comedy, bring plenty
of handkerchiefs with you they will
be needed, Don't pass up a comedy
nice tins one, it drives dull care
away and leaves you in the best of
humor after seeing all the fun. At
the Grand, Wednesday, January 28,
No advance 10-5C
Boys From Coos Bay Take
Fast Game From
The Marshfield High School
basket ball team won the game Fri
day night over the Bandon High
School team, the score b eing 13 to
11. It was a last game from start
to finish and nobody could ciaim
victory until the whistle blew closing
the last half.
Marshfield's team was consider
able heavier than Bandon, weighing
on an average of about 150 pounds
to the man while the Bandon team
iveraged at least 20 pounds lighter.
The game was a good one and
the best of feeling prevailed through
out. The Bandon High School
Student Body Association banquet
ed the Marshfield team at K". of P.
Mall alter the game.
Church to Be Finished.
The Bandon Presbyterian church
has secured a sum of money from
the General Church Board and wjll
to ahead; and finish up the church
keady for occupancy as soon as the
weather will permit.
Special Meeting Held at the
City Hall City Engineer
The city council met in special
session at the city hall last night,
the main matters of business being
the receivinir of the report of R. H.
Corey, of Marshfield relative to the
value of the Bandon Water Co's
plant, and the consideration of .the .
resignation of City Engineer, P. A.
Relative to the water system Mr.
Corey made a lengthy report cover
ing many pages of type written copy
and which is now on file with the
The resignation of Engineer Sand
berg was accepted and a wire was
sent to another man whom the
council hopes to hear from in a few .
days. Meanwhile Mr. Sandberg
has been retained for about 10 days
to complete what work he now has
In tendering his resignation Mr.
Sandberg submitted an explanation
to the council which we publish in
full as follows:
Bandon, Oregon, January. 24, 1914
To the Honorable Mayor an'd
Common 'C&uncil, Bandon, t5regonT,''
Gentlemen: I consider that my
resignation -at this time needs some
explanation and I therefor submit
the following reasons to you. Some
time ago, I handed Mayor Mast my
resignaiion as City Engineer to take
effect' the first of March. The
reason for setting t' it date was that
I considered it unprofessional to
leave at this particular time with the
improvements and assessment rolls
unfinished as they are, and thereby
bringing hardship on the contractors
who will have to wait longer for
their assessment rolls and pay. Since
then it has come to mv knowledge,
that some people have threatened to
start to recall the mayor and sonie
members of the Council if the En
gineer was not got rid of, and as I
have absolutely no desire to remain
as City Engineer and further not
wishing to be the cause of any
trouble for anyone, I have decided
to make my resignation take effect
at once, and if any delays will result
tfrom my action they must be blamed
to somebody else but me. I will
also take this opportunity to thank
the Mayor and the Council for their
kiudness and courtesy to me during
my time in the office , of Cicy En
P. A. Sandberg.
Escape Cost $25,000 t
Chicago, Jan 25 A Paris ca
blegram quotes Jack Johnson assay
ing it cost him $25,000 to escape
from Chicago, where he had been
convicted of violating the white slave .
act. It nrought forth vigourous
densals from Harry Perkins, special
prosecutor for the Government, and
Charles F. Dewoody. until recently
local agent for the Department of
Pay M. Jones, a levee district cafe
proprietor and a former friend of the
fightor, said by Johnson to hrve act- ,
as a go-between for Perkin and De
woody. He denied the allegation. ,
The Federal grand jury is investi
gating yarious stories connected
with Johnson's escarc. Cancelled
checks he left behind bo Ssl flewin
sohn, a professional bondsman
wheen he disappeared from this city
figure in the investigation.