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BANDON, OREGON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1914
CURRY COUNTY PIONEER DIES
OF RILEY COOLEY.
J. A. Cooley, one of the earliest
pioneers of Harbor, Curry county,
was found dead in icd by his wife
at their home Friday. He was a
1 rothor of Riley Cooley, who was re
cently arrested in San Francisco for
J he VanPelt murder. Heart disease
Is believed to have been the cause
The deceased was one of the oldest
Bottlers in the Chetco valley, and was
the eldest son of one of the pioneer
families of Curry county. He was
sixty-eight years of ape. He leaves
an aged wife and a largo family, all
of whom are grown, and two brothers
.and two sisters in California.
Liljequisl Goes to Snlcm.
District Attorney L. A. Liljequist
started for Salem Tuesday morning
to nrguo the Peddlers' case in the
Supreme Qourt. This is a, suit aris-
3ng out of the attempt mado by Mr,
Liljoqvist to compel the Spaulding
Buggy Company of Iowa to comply
with tho Oregon laws and register
"with tho Secretary of State in or
der to do business here. Tho case
Las been tried out in the Supreme
Court and decided in favor of tho
state; but tho buggy company is
now back with a Jong petition on a re
hearing, .filling fifty printed pages
and a brief and argument of 200
pages more. This case now involves
have never boforo- been raised in
this state. Tho right of the state
to make requirements of corpora
tions from other states that arc not
inude ofr h'ofne'icorporationn la ques
tioned. The matter of equal rights
under tho provisions of the United
(States constitution is also an issue
The exemption giving those selling
agricultural products is claimed to
be a case of discrimination against
those in other lines of business in
contravention of tho "equal rights"
guaranteed by the national and state
constitutions. Mr. Liljoqvist is of
tho opinion that the nttorneys for
tho buggy company have made a
strong cano and that it will take a
3uird fight to beat them. Coquillo
Hi. OF. K. LODGE WILL CELE
BRATE FIFTIETH ANNI
February 19th will be the fiftieth
anniversary of the tounding of ttyr
Knights of Pythias lodge, nnd to com
memorate tho occasion Delphi Lodge
of Bandon will hold a celebration at
their hall Thursday ovenin, nt which
timo a program will bo carried out
and banquet will bo served. All
Knights nnd their fnmilies are ni-
vited to be there.
The Supremo Chnnccllor has sug
vested that all subordinate lodges
display a blue, yellow and red light
nt the hour of 8:00 p. m., nnd this
will be done by tho local lodge.
Indications are that there will be
a large attendance nt this celebration
as tho Knights have n very largo
Little Henry Loland Backlind, ag-
d 2 years, 8 months nnd 5 days, fell
into a boiler of hot water at his par
ents homo on Bills Creek last Fri
tlay and was so severely burned that
he djed early Saturdny morning do
spito' all tho skill of tho physician
called. The little boy was playing
with his hut pulled down over his
eyes and tho boiler of water wns on
the floor, and in running about, tho
room the little fellow stumbled, fall
ing into tho boiler beforo his mother
could catch him. The funeral was
held at Bandon cemetery Mondny,
Feb. 10, at 2 p. m., Rev. A. Habcrly
conducting tho services.
Death of Mrs. Clirisholm.
Mrs. Rubv Esther Chrisholm of
Coquillc died in this city last Thurs
day. Mrs. Chrisholm had been suf
fering for some time with a compli
cation of diseases and came from Co
quillo down to Bandon a short time
ago, but the change did her no good,
and she grew gradually worse. She
was the wife of Earl Chrisholm of
Coquille who is quite well known in
Bandon. Besides her husband she
leaves a mother, Mrs. Sarah Randle
man, and three brothers, Nelson, B.
I. and Claude Randleman.
BIG PICTURE COMING TO THE
GRAND THEATRE NEXT
Without doubt the most dramatic
event in the history of the world was
the distruction of Pompoii in 79 A.
D. by n terriffic eruption of the vol
cano Mt. Vesuvius. Fifteen years pre
vious this delightful city on the shore
of the Bay of Naples was rudely
shaken and partially destroyed by an
earth quake and the inhabitants were
just recovering from tho effects of
it and rebuilding their public build
ings and beautiful homes when the
rage of Vesuvius was vented upon
them. The volcano for hours poured
forth volumes of smoke, hot flames
shot up to the heavens nnd a steady
downpour of clouds of, hot dust
stones and lava kept falling on the
doomed city until it was buried twenty-eight
feet under cinders, stone and
lava, and so completely obliterated
that all traces of its location even
were lost for nearly seventeen cen
turies. Many of the inhabitants es
caped but a larger per ccntagc perished.-
'"'ThOr-eruptlon was" accompan
ied by frequent earth quakes and to
add to the horrors a terrible storm
raged for hours. It happened while
most of the inhabitants were attend
ing the games at the nmphitheatre
and came upon them so suddenly they
were almost paralyzed by fear. The
city was shrouded ni darkness nnd
oven the sea receded, so that thou
sands who sought escape by means
of it, in their superstitious fear re
turned to tho city, only to bo destroy
ed by the foul poison and vapors of
tho air and hundreds of other agents
of death provoked by the eruption.
Lord Bulwor Lytton in his famous
romantic novel "The Last Days of
Pompeii" immortalized the event and
using, data obtained from scientific
research and investigation, peopled
it with his imagination. Mr. Geo.
Klcino with his photo-dramatization
of Lord Lytton's novel will do even
more to recall it to modern
amusement lovers. His picture of
the eruption gives a most impressive
and vivid idea of tho awful magni
tude of this world-famed catastrophe.
Mr. Kleine's photo-drama of "The
Last Days of Pompeii" will bo pre
sented nt the Grand Theatre, Fri
day, February 20th.
Tho Speedwell nrrived Sunday with
10 tons of freight and the following
passengers: J. D. Sanders, Mrs. El
rod, Miss Keveny, Mrs. W. Newton,
Mrs. W. LaRay, Rev. Chas. Keveny, J.
A. Klein, C. O. Hashell, L. R. Meyer,
Mrs. Aiken, J. C. Matson and wife,
Ben Marsonitz, M. Manihcr, John
Triko, A. B. McNutt, J. L. Jones, F.
W. Kenevey, Mrs. E. W. Kelly, C. E.
Broadbent, E. W. Fahy, A. Porsh
bakro. Tho Fifield arrived Sunday morn
ing with a big cargo of freight and
the following passengers: M. C. For
ty, Capt. Ellingson and wife, Win.
Kennedy, S. Monk, J. Rassettc, Lee
Mngner, F. Carstens and wife, Alex
Tho Fifield sailed this morning
with 480,000 feet of lumber and the
following passengers: Harry Stevens,
Geo. Stewart and wife, R. C. Williams,
and wife, Mrs. Gus Schroeder, Al
phonso Puull, N. King, Alex Guthrie,
Mrs. G. Pearce, Otis Pearce, John Mc
Cardly, Will Jones, Ed. Scott, Harry
Tho Elizabeth left San Francisco
for Bandon last night and will prob
ably arrive tomorrow.
The Bandon sailed this morning
with 420,000 feet of lumber.
BANDON COMMERCIAL CLUB
MANY MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE TO THE CITY
DISCUSSED. NEW CAMPAIGN
Bandon Business Men Show Great Interest At Meeting
Held Last Friday Evening. Another
Meeting Next Friday.
An enthusiastic meeting of the
Commercial Club was held in the cont
mercial club hall Friday evening, at
which about sixty were present. It
was decided to make a rousing cam-t
paign to revive the club, which has
bedn lying rather dormant for some
The club was called to order by,
Vice President J. W. Mast and the,
minutes of the last meeting were
read and approved.
Tho chair then called for remarks
from those present. Rev. W. B.
Smith stated that he thought the re
juvenation of the Club should be
the first thing discussed. G. T.
Trcadgold then made an address on
the great need of a good commercial
club, and also made a present to the
club, on behalf of Mr. Nettleton, of
a pninting of Spinx Rock, and pro
posed a vote of thanks to Mr. Net
tleton and Ihe same were unanimous
Mr. Datson of Marshfield was then
called upon to mak6 a few remarks.
He showed that the Commercial Club
r.hould bo the greatest factor for
tfood, ni tho town,- nnd told how wa
had a fine harbor and the finest
beach on the Pacific coast and that
it should become famous as a place
Mr. Sawyer, the new City Engi
neer, was then called upon, and
heartily advocated the idea of a
LYONS-JOIINSON MILL WILL BE
IN OPERATION IN A
According to authoritative state
ments given out, the Lyons-Johnson
mill, which has been closed down for
several weeks, will start up this week.
It is expected that all arrangements
will be completed today and that the
men will receive their pay, so that
everything can start off fully ad
justed. In the meantime the boilers are
being overhauled and other repairs
made so that when tlioy do start every
thing will be in the best of condition
for acontinucd run at full capacity.
"Col. Heeza Liar in Africa."
This is another one of those ani
mated cartoon comedy pictures, that
have made such a hit in the "movies."
The Colonel goes to Africa on a lion
hunt and has some halrsbrcadth es
capes, too funny to tell. You must
see tho film to enjoy it. It's bet
ter than a "Jungle Flirtation" which
wo showed some time ago and thnt
tickled everybody. Don't fail to see
tho brave Colonel in that lion hunt,
Also the latest Pathe Weekly and a
two-reel Sclig entitled "Young Mrs.
Eames." At tho Grand Theatro
Wednesday, Feb. 18. 10c and 5c.
Moose Ball a Success.
Tho grand ball given by th Mooso
lodge Saturday night was a pro
nounced success, socially, fraternal
ly and financially. Manj wtio
wcro there say it was ono of tho
best dances they have attended. The
Moose never dq things by halves and
this is only another evidence of
their good fellowship.
commercial body that would bo a
credit to the town.
On motion a committee composed
of CL T. Treadgold, M. B. Presscy
and W. J. Sweet, was appointed to
revise the rules of the club in re
gard to entranco fees.
Iwas moved and carried that the
secretary write to the Ashland Com
mercial Club supporting their move
to Iiavo an Oregon exhibit at Ash
land in 1915.
The secretary was requested to
write to the Marshfield Chamber of
Commerce thanking them for the
courtesy extended the Commercial
Club relative to tho Bandon Woolen
Mill. It was moved that a commit
tee be appointed to wait upon Mr.,
Bedillion and find out what he want
ed. The chair appointed T. M.
tficlson, M. B. Pressy, W. E.' Stein
holT, Mr. Hanson and 'E. Lcwin.
The road question was also brought
up and discussed. It was moved by
C.!B. Zeek that tho County Court be
asked to call the road election for
MnyM5th, tho same time the pri
mais are held. The motion carried.
nation of tho president and
sc'!lJiVy In "regard to" the' endorse
ment of tho Port Commissioners' re
quest for $250,000 government aid
The club then adjourned after
each member had pledged himself to
bring another ono to the meeting
called for next Friday evening.
LOCAL .HIGH .SCHOOL .TEAM
WINS FROM MYRTLE
The Bandon High School basket
ball team turned the tanles of their
losing streak and won the game from
Myrtle Point last Friday night by
tho score of 14 to 1G.
As in former games between these
two teams it was anybody's game
until the last whistle and in fnct at
tho call of time the score stood a
tie, so that it was necessary to play
until one team secured a basket, which
Bandon did in very short order.
The local team will go to Coos Bay
this week, where they will play two
games, ono with North Bend and one
with Mnrshficld, before returning.
They will leave here Thursday and
Man Falls Off Breakwater.
As tho Breakwater was tying up
this afternoon nt North Bend, a man
fell overboard and the crew had a
difficult timo rescueing him. A life
preserver was thrown him and he
grasped and was floating safely,
hut when the lino wns thrown out,
ho let go the preserver and grabbed
for the line. He missed the lino and
lost his hold on the preserver. One
of the ship's sailors plunged into tho
water and swam to his aid, reaching
him as ho was going down for the'
third timo. Tho sailor held him unjf
til a row boat came to his aid and the
man was saved. It was a narrow es
ttipe. Marshfield Record.
Geo. Ridout, a certified public ac
countant, who came from Portland
and recently located in Coos county,
is in town with tho object of form
ing a Bandon connection. Mr.
Ridout is an accountant of long ex
perience nnd nn expert in devising ac
counting and book-keepifgg systems.
Real Estate Transfers.
Following is a list of the recent
real estato transfers in Bandon, fur
nished by the Title Gunrantco and
Abstract Company of Bandon, Marsh
fiold and Coquille.
Alfred Miller et ux to L. L. Gil
bert, W. D. to lots 17 to 22 inclu
sive, block 10, Smith's 1st addition
Edgar L. Wheeler to A. M. Craw
ford, deed to various lots in West
J. B. Marshall to H. C. Dippel, W.
D. parcel of land on Ocean Bluff,
Geo. Gehrig to Cecilia Gehrig, B.
and S. deed, lots 10, 11, 12, and E.
half of lot 13 and W. 3 feet of lot 9
Block 5, Woolen Mill addition to
Bandon, half interest.
J. W. Felter et al to Ava Z.
Crockett, W. D. lot 2, Block G, Fel
ter's addition to Bandon.
REPORT IN .FLORENCE .PAPER
THAT TILLAMOOK WILL
The Florence West contains tho fol
lowing item in regard to the Tilla
mook now making the run between
this port and Portland.
"Tho gas schooner Tillamook ar
rived Saturday from Portland with
a cargo of freight for this river.
Capt. Johnson, old-time resident of
the Siuslaw, informed us that the
coming summer tho Tillamook is to
run between Portland and tho Sius
law and Umpqua rivers."
Entertain at Five Hundred.
Dr. and Mrs. S. C. Endicott enter
tained at five hundred Fridav even
ing at their home "on-Garfield avenue
and the occasion proved to be one of
the most elaborate social affairs of
The home was beautifully decor
ated for the occasion and all present
pronounced it ono of the leading so
cial events of tho year. Elegant re
freshments were served at the close
The iiivitcd guests were: Messrs
land Mesdames Geo. Geisendorfer,
Robert Johnson, Horace Rich
ards, C. R. Wade, L. L.
Brandcnborg, W. E. Best, J. E. Wal
strom, O. A. Trowbridge, Alfro
Felter, J. Howard Johnston, P. A.
Sandberg, F. J. Feeney, C. Y. Lowe,
J. T. Sullivan, W. S. Wells, W. B.
Scott, Albert Garfield, F. L. Grecn
ough, E. B. Kausrud, J. L. Kronen
berg, A. S. Elliott, H. K. Flom, E. E.
Reynolds, C. E. Kopf, W. E. Craine,
T. II. Mchl, J. C.'siagle, C. McC.
Johnson, N. J. Crain, Dr. and Mrs.
L. P. Sorenson, Dr. and Mrs. H. L.
Houston, Dr. and Mrs. S. J. Mann,
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Gale, Misses
Kathryn Rosa, Maude Lowe, and
Nora Solve, Messrs Lloyd Rosa nnd
Ben Elgin, Dr. R. V. Leep.also Dr.
and Mrs. C. W. Endicott of Co
quille, and Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Lyons
' Mrs. L. P. Sorenson and Mrs. C
R. Wade tied for first ladies' prize
and in cutting for thy prze Mrs.
Wade wns tho lucky person. This
prize was a beautiful hand painted
pitcher. The ladies consolation prize
n beautiful sewing bag went to Miss
Kathryn Rosa. First prize for gentle
men, a collar and cuff box, was won
by E. E. Reynolds, while the consol
ation, a. fine desk set composed of
paper knife and scissors went to C.
Fair Association Elects.
One hundred and forty-nine shares
of the capital stock of tho Coos &
Curry County Fair Association were
.represented, cither by Che owners
in person or by proxy, at the annual
meeting of tho association held at
the rooms of the Myrtlo Club last
Saturday afternoon. After reading
of;, the minutes-of Jnst year's meet
ing tho report of Treasurer M. O.
Stemmlcr was heard. This report
showed that during, tho year 1913
the directors' had been enabled to
take up the noto for $900, the bal-
jincs due on the indebtedness ac
count of tho purchase" price of tho
grounds Myrtle Point Enterprise,
W. H. MEREDITH
IS CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS
CONGRESS ON DEMO
W. II. Meredith, county attorney of
Curry County, was in Bandon Sun
day and stated that he will bo a can
didate for the Democratic nomina
tion for Congressman from this dis
trict. He is planning a tour of the
First Congressional district in tho
near future, at which timo he will
adress a meeting at Bandon. Mr.
Meredith is well known here and was"
a candidate at the last election for
joint representative from Coos ; and
Curry counties. He is a brilliant
young attorney and will no doubt
make a strong race for the nomina
Tho Port Orford Tribune has tho
following to say of him: "W. II.
Meredith is n forceful speaker, a,
good mixer, and a man who knows,
how to get what he goes after. He
is familiar with tho needs of this
section of Oregon, and that he has
faith in its future is evidenced by
the fact that he has real estate. His
intimate friendship with men in close,
touch with tho Wilson adminisiVA
tion would give him added prestige
and influence at Washington." Among
these are ex-Governor Folk nnd
Champ Clark, the former having
written to Meredith that if he was
nominated for Congress he would
come to Oregon and make a number
of speeches in his behalf."
WILL BE HELD AT THE SEME
TIME AS THE MAY
The Coos County Good Roads As
sociation withdrew their petitions
isking the County Commissioners to
call a special election to vole on
the bond issue, and agreed to file
it again 'at the April term of court
when the question will be ordered
President Morrison of tho Good
Roads Association wanted the Com
missinners to arrange to havo the
preliminry work, such ns the sur
veys, etc., done while the bond issue
was being floated, but this tho Com-.
missioners would not agree to.
From the Langlois Leader:
O. P. Haagenson started his plan
er Monday and he will have his
molding mill running the first of
Miss Ester Bcmcnt of Doninnrk,
who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs.
James White of langlois for a Tew
days, departed for Bandon Monday.
In discussing tho possible candi
dates for tho coming election we
find that E. B. Sypher, who once
filled tho office of county commission
er, is urged to announce himself for
this office the coming election.
J. Bowman and W. M. Mathny
have purchased the blacksmith shop
of C. E. Sparrcton and wijl take
possession Monday. Mr. Bowman is
an export horse-shoer nlfd a first
Al. Guerin of Floras Creek, who
mado a forced ride to Roseburg and
was just in timo to jump the train
for Snlem to file a water right on a
spring, returned home Tuesday look
ing none the worse from the hard
Jim McAdnms, who has been in
Alaska, attended Masonic lodge at
Langlois last Saturday, and dis
played a fine 'sample of quartz from
one of his claims. Jim says it is
tho placo for the young man with en
ergy. E. B. Thrift of Langlois returned
Monday from California, whero ho
went to visit his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. II. Thrift of San Jose, and
attend to business. In speaking of
the trip Mr. Thrift says tho storm
they ran into was tcrrifllc, but tho
Fifield rode tho waves like a duck,