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BANDON, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1914
W. GURNSEY, SPECIAL WRITER
FOR PORTLAND PATER
Ii Hiking Along the Coait and Camp
Wherever Night Over
Wm. Guernsey, special writer for
ik. rirpirnnlan and a number of mag
azines, reached Bandon yesterday
morning on his hike from Portland to
Mr fiumesv left Portland Fcbru
let. nrrniriDftnled by a compan
Ion, who stayed with him as far as
nuivnnrt. hut at' this Dolnt hecamo
afflicted with "cold feet" and re
Turned to Portland, Mr. Gurnsey con
tinulntc his journey alone.
nack with him, con
listing of a blanket, a small canvas
i ennVlnn utensils and food,
wrlihlne In all about thlrty-Ave
r,n..nrt. He stoos alone the way, In
towns tie camps or farm houses an
nnnrtnnltv offers. He travels the
beach most of the time and Is con
..mir.ntlv not very familiar with
the condition of the roads. Last
Saturday he waded in water to his
waist In an mtemptrtb low xenmue
creek above Coos Bay;
Mr flnrnsev savs indications are
that the Southern Taciflc which js
building down the coast will extend
a line direct fromNorth Bend to
Bandon and on down tne coast iroin
here, and that there is every indica
tion that the road will tcfrucnea
Mr. Gurnsev left yesterday noon
(and expected to make Langlois last
night. Ife will visit Fort urrora,
Gold Beach, Crescent City, and will
continue on down the coast to Eureka
from which place he expects to take
an inland route and continue his
journey to San Francisco.
Gurnsey is a very pleasant fellow
to meet, and is very favorably im
pressed with this section of Oregon.
Miss Florence Burgess of Lampa
and Mr. Alfred Chuppell of Crane's
Camp, were united in marriage Wed
nesday, February 25th, at the home
of the officiating clergyman, Rev. II.
C. llartranft, in this city.
The bride and groom are highly
respected and well known in their
community and will have the best
wishes of a large circle of friends.
They will be at home to their
friends at Crane's Camp after March
Ruby la Sold.
The Schooner Ruby, formerly own
ed by Sudden 4 Christensen of San
Francisco, has been sold to Seattle
patties and will be taken to San
Francisco, fitted out with gasolinu
power and taken to the north for a
ivgular lun. The Ruby has been in
the service between Bandon and
San Francisco for some time and
has been in command of Captain
Korth of this city, who will take
her to San Francisco on thli Igip.
Th boat will take a cargo of lum
ber from the Prosper mill.
Contract la Lei.
It was announced in Tuesday's
fa-order that J. I Kronenberg and
Chris lU'inuasen would let the con-
yrct for a big dock, 100x340, in a
fy or two. The contract was let
W Tuesday night to Hongell and Hil-
from, ana work will lie commenced
U E Ford
y run naif purcnaieq ine in
i . iarwir, wui ncsay, in
l lUliJon Mat Murltt .,,,1
ou the buiWiiJat'thoame
This is unv of the largest
ft In Coos county and has
. . .
Thanks From the Library.
Last Saturday Mr. McDonald pre
sented to the Library a box of books.
Unpacking them we were pleased, to
find good fiction and four juveniles:
Off for Hawaii, Frank Merriwell's
Sports Afield, Motor Boys Afloat, and
With Ethan Dllea at Ticonderoga.
To our fiction' shelves we added La
vender and Old Lace, Pipetown San
dy, A Thief in the NlghC The Early
Bird, The Fly on the Wheel, Captain
Macklin, The Call of the Heart, The
Doctor, The Firing Line, The Iron
Brigade, and Hugh Wynne. Other
book3 were Virgil's Eneid in prose
translation, Training of Wild Ani
mals, Chemical Experiments, Compo
sition and4 Rhetoric, Commercial
Law, Classic Myths in English Liter
ature, and , Bayard Taylor's Cyclo
pedia of Modern Travel. This Is no
longer modern .but. always delightful.
We also received from Mrs. Man
ciet full files, of Peoples Homo Jour
nal for 1911 and 1912, some copies of
Good Literature, and several books
not yet catalogued.
CLEAN IIP COOS
COUNTY ATTORNEY WILL CAR
RY OUT THE PROMISES
MADE LAST YEAR.
Carrying out' his moral crusade
that he promised last fall If the
County Attorney bill should pass
and make him a full-fledged District
Attorney, L. A. Liljeqvist is under
stood to be planning a vigorous
campaign against the illicit sale of
liquor. His determination to do this
was strengthened by the recent shoot'
ing affray at Ilenryville in which
John Kelly was the Innocent victim
of the fracas.
Governor WestjUunderstood. to
ave forwarded to Mr. Liljeqvist a
complete list of the Federal licenses
held in Coos county. This will be
of great value as few of the "boot
leggers" or "blind pig" operators
take any chances with Uncle Sam,
The last Oregon legislature enacted
a law providing that the holding of
a Federal liquor license shall be
prima facie evidence of the sale of
liquor. This will make it compara
tively easy to cohvlct in bootlegging
cases, a matter that has heretofore
been very difficult. Mr. Liljeqvist
will not confine his efforts to the
bootleggers, it Is said, but will go
after all violations of the liquor
laws. Coos Bay Times.
Slmpaton Out For Representative.
M. at. Simpson, editor of the Ban
don Surf, has announced himself as
a candidate for state representative
before the Republican primaries next
May. In his announcement Simp
son says be' does not claim to bo a
Cbauncy Depew, but believes "that
he possesses a fair share of integ
rity and honesty and the moral and
physical courage to use those virtues
, Waterfront Notes.
The Fifield arrived Wednesday
morning with 100 tons of freight
and the following passengers: P
Hausts, Jr., Nell Banks and wife, W.
B, Grady, M. C. Pott, wife and chil
dren, F. S. Dow, A. Turcott, A. Par-
t, B. F. MeFarland, Fred Von Peg
ert and wife, A. Barller, B. Pcrses,
Chaa. Corda, Fred Vdh Pegert, Jr.,
J. Tapps,, J. Brizzune, J. Boss!, J.
Etherington and wife.
Ray Reece Buys Restaurant.
Sheriff W. W. Gage was down
from Coquille Wednesday and sold
the Elite restaurant, which has been
under attachment by creditors for
Attorney C. R. Wade bought the
restaurant in for .the creditors, und
it was then taken- over by Ray
Re'ece, who Is cleaning it up and
will be open for business Monday.
Mr, Reece has been In. the restau
rant business here before and con
ducted a first class eating house.
A necklare, lost a couple of weeks
ago by Mrs. II. I. Lowcllen, was
found, brought to thu office and re
stored to its owner by a little three
line ad. Mural When you have any
thing to advertise take It to the news
paper that always get results.
EXPECT TO HAVE BUILDING
READY BY THE FIRST
Bandon Branch Will Supply .Coquille
Valley and Curry
The piles are driven and the work
of constructing the Standard Oil
warehouse has commenced with a vim
The building Is to be 285 feet long
and 104 feet wide, which will give
ample room for a largo stock of
oil. The building will bo completed
about April 1st and a big stock will
bo Installed at once.
The house hero will supply the en
tire Coquille. Valley and Curry
county with the products of the
Standard Oil company. Chas. Mont
gomery, the Coos and Curry county
representative of tho company, has
been in the city for a few days look
ing after (the details of the building.
As was previously announced by
The Recorder, Herman Hongell has
the contract and is putting up the
Wheeler Buys Studio.
L. I. Wheeler has bought the Hill
studio and is remodeling the same and
expects to be operating in a very
few days. Mr. Wheeler has built a
stock room on the north of tho of
fice and has added a dressing room
for patrons, both of which will
prove very- convenient.
MrrivHeeler, 'will finish up all
work contracted for by Mr. Hill.
He is an experienced photographer
and will no doubt meet with success.
Mr. Hill has a studio in Coquille and
will move to that city.
The Port Case.
The test case, to try out the le
gality of the Port of Bandon, was
heard by Judge Coko at Coquille
Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week. The case was closed Wednes
District Attorney L. A. Liljeqvist
was attorney for the state, while G.
T. Treadgold represented the Port
of Bandon.. The attorneys were
given thirty days in which to file
briefs and it is understood that no
matter which way tho case goes In
the Circuit Court, it will bo appeal
ed to the Supreme Court.
The Recorder was the victim of
misplaced confidence Tuesday when
It announced the wedding of Chas.
Hunt and Miss Ida Coolidge. The
information was telephoned to this
office and the second timo the Inform
ant gav his name as "Hob Hunt",
consequentally we published the item
In good faith, only to find out when
the paper was out that it was a fake.
It is beyond our comprehension how
anyone beyond tho age of eight years
and with brains enough to have tho
head ache will turn u trick of this
kind and call it funny. Such sim
ple minded folks should have a
guardian, or they will next be set
ting fire to a building just to see the
fire department make a run.
County Fair Notes.
County Superintendent Baker at
tended the meeting of the County
Fair Board of Directors at Myrtle
Point on Monday. He returned to
lay and rpports that is was a decid
ed to hold tho fair on the dates of
September 23, 21, 25 and 20. Friday,
the 25th, Is to be the day set aside
for the School Industrial Fair. The
officers elected to have charge of the
affairs were: R. C. Dement, presi
dent; A. E. Adelspcrger, vice presi
dent; L. A, Roberts, secretary; M.
O, Stremmler, treasurer. A list of
the prizes to be offered to the school
children for their exhibits will soon
lm In their hands. The capital prize
is .i free trip to the State Fair ut Sa
lem, with nil excuses paid for one
week, to the two, either boys or girl
making the highest score, Co
OCEAN GIVES UP DEAD MAN
AT JOHNSON'S BEACH
No Clothes or Other .Identification
Marks on the Body.
The body of an unknown man was
found on Johnson's beach, near the
Tharp place, yesterday. Coroner
Wilson was at once notified and went
down from Marshfield and took the
body back to that city.
There were no clothes on the body
and as it was in an advanced state
of decomposition it will be hard to
Identify it. Up to the, time of go
ing to press nothing definite as to
who the man was, had been ascer
"Wanted A Wife."
The three act comedy entitled
"Wanted A Wife," will be put on
at the Grand Theatre tonight by n
good company of local talent, who
have been rehearsing for several
weeks. There will be some very
funny stunts pulled off that will
make you laugh until you forget all
the troubles you ever had.
The play Is under the auspices of
tho Woman's Relief Corps and the
proceeds will go to that organization
which Is certainly deserving of the
support of the entire' community.
The cast of characters is as fol
Dan Glllispie.., Roy Th6m
Jorkins Jobson Jack Thorn
Deacon Smith C A. Mead
Lousiania Johnson R. Bowers
Miss Campson Annie Tucker
Act I Arrival of Deacon Smith.
Act II Brand New Coon in Town.
Act III A Terrible Misunder
In addition to the play, a special
program of moving pictures will be
shown which will round out an ex
cellent evening's entertainment.
A new industry for Bandon in the
shape of a mattress factory, is be
ing started by Mr. S. B. Reed. In
addition to making new mattresses
Mr. Reed informs us that old mat
tresses will be renovated and made
over, and a specialty will be made
of upholstering. Mr. Reed has had
long experience in the mattress bus
iness and will no doubt have all he
can do here.
Snow in the South.
Washington, Feb. 20. Snow today
invaded sections of tho South wheru
it had not been seen before in 15
or 20 years. In Savannah there, was
two inches of biiow the first in a
score of years while Augusta had a
like fall. Macon and, Columbus, Ga.,
each repored two inches. New Or
leans probably was the point farthest
south to report snow the first
there since 1903. Dn area of ex
tremely cold air and a disturbance
over the eastern part of the Gulf of
.Mexico were responsible, officials of
the Weather Bureau stated.
J, M. Thomas says he recently
visited the new gold mining camp at
WhtBkey Run, a small creek half
way letttcen Bandon and Coos Bay
bars, where the Lane Mining Co., is
Installing a lot of machinery to
work the black sand. Tho company
will begin operations at the tailings
and work up tho creek where In form
er years placer mining was carried
on quite extensively. There are
about fifteen men employed now,
and when the mine starts several
more will be necessary. North Hend
B. I.. Tracy of Bandon was here
Saturday getting u load of brick
from tho brick yard up tho river,
which he would tw to Hamlon for
shipment tu Gold Reach, . Hy. was
also getting a nc'u'w load of druln-tlle
for distribution along the river
CoqullU Herald. '
Water Companies Liable.
A prominent Marshfield attorney
has just received a brief statement
of an important decision in a case
in which a citizen commenced ac
tion against the water company for
damage sustained by fire becauso
of insufficient water pressure. The
case is important here as involving
points that may develop in Marsh-
field at any time.
'. This case is that of the Graves
Co. Water Co. vs. Ligon in which
the Court of. Appeals of Kentucky
held. as follows:
"A city property ownor may main
tain an action against a water com
pany for the distruction of his prop
erty by fire by reason of its failure
to maintain a water supply ' pur
suant to its contract with tho city.
Ihe same question has been before
tho courts of several states, and
there is a conflict of authority,
Coos Bay Times.
EXEMPTION FROM 8TII GRADE
EXAMS. FOR GOOD
Salem, Oregon,' Feb. 25 Exemp
tion from eighth grade examinations
Is the reward State "Superintendent J.
A. Churchill is now offering to all pu
plls in the Oregon public schools for
good attendance, good deportment,
and good class work. County school
superintendents are being, advised of
uu uuupuun ui u new rule to mis ai-
The new rule says that''any pupil
who has attained the age of 11 years.
of the elementary school and can pre-
dent satisfactory evidence of having
spent at least 450 days in attendance
at any public school in Oregon during
the sixth, seventh and eighth grade?
and has made an average of not less
than 85 per cent in deportment dur
ing that time.may upon recomtnda-
tion of the principle or teacher in
charge, bo excused by the county
school superintendent from examlna
tins in any subject in which he has
made an average of not less than 00
per cent in class work and school
tests during such time as shown by
the school records und by reports
from other schools and such average
may be accepted by tho county school
superintendent in lieu of examina
tion in such subject.
Tho sumo conditions, except as to
the number of years a pupil is requir
ed to have been in school, apply to
the subjects of physiology, which is
completed in tho sixth grude and the
examination' given then, und geogra
pliy, which is completed In the sev
enth grade, at which time the final
examination Is given.
Another important rule adopted by
the state school superintendent opens
the doors of the high schools to per
sons who have reached the ago of 18
but have not passed the eighth grade
examination, at present a diploma
from the eighth grade is required be
fore a pupil will bo admitted to the
high school. Superintendent Churchill
points out that many, boys especially
quit school before finishing the eigh
th grude and go to work. After a few
years some of them would like to re
turn to school but are barred frpni
the high schools by not having an
eighth grade certificate.
Superintendent Churchill has laid
down the rule that pupils who have
reached the age of 18 years may, at
the .discretion of the school board be
admitted to any high school without
having passed the eighth grade ex
amination and receive, after earning
three semester credits, the eighth
grude diploma from that district. He
says if a pupil showB his ability to
carry the high school studies he is en
titled to an eighth grade diploma.
Cigarette "Cure" Found.
Saleni, Or., Feb. 20. After giv
ing It u thorough test for six weeks
'on hoys sent to-the Institution, W. F.
Hale, superintendents of the Stat
Training School for Boys, has an
nounced that nitrate of silver was a
positive cure for the cigarette habit,
He said one treatment put mi end to
the iinokjiia; for. thu time - boing and
treatment 'for several day ended the
COOS BAY BASE BALLISTS WILL
TRY TO KEEP US OUT
Still Peeved Over the .Many Defeats
of Last Year. Want Four
If the Coos Bay base ball mag
nates have their way about it this
year Bandon will not be in the coun
ty league. The following from a
Marshfield paper shows how tho land
"Present indications point to a
four team league in Coos county for
191-1, and Bandon is likely to bo left
out of the running. This statement
comes from one of the chief base
ball enthusiasts on tho bay nnd is In
dicative of tho general feeling. It
is said that Charles Baxter of Co
quille is likely to manage the ball
team for the county seat. Myrtle
Point will be interested in the league
and a conference is on next week be
tween representatives from the bay
and those who nre fans in the south
ern end of the county."
Last year Bandon was tho only
town in the county which maintained
a team of any class, and the way it
made monkeys of tho North Item!
and Marshfield aggregations was pit
iful. Over on the bay they may plead
that n five team league is uwkwiinl
just as they did last year, but tho real
reason can be gleaned from the scores
of last year1Bandon,.isthe best ball
town in tne county, and the fans
here have in the past nnd will in the
future, give the support that , will
enable us to have a top-notch team.
l'he bay cities aro content with cor
ner lot teams. They want to ar
range things so they can have baso
Oalt without it costing them any
thing, and sooner than suffer tho hu
miliation of getting walloped every
time they face the Bandonians, they
will use every unfair means to keep
us outside tho reservation. On tho
merits of tho showing made by thu
local team last year, wo uro entitled
to be in the lenguo even if one of
the other teams should be dropped,
and we are confident the fans of the
county would sooner see Bandon in
tho league than out of it, and we
don't believe they will stand for thu
unfair tactics of one or two disgrun
Wlllapa Harder Mills Shut Down.
South Bend, Wush.,- Feb. 20. All
the shingle mills on Wlllapa Harbor
were closed yesterday as a result of
the decision of tho United Employers
to establish the open shejp. A major
ity of the men belong to the Shingle
Weavers' Union, and un effort on
their part to unionize tho mills led
to tho shut-down. Several hundred
men are thrown out of employment.
Tribute to Ex-Scnalor Teller.
Denver, Colo., Feb. 20. Denver
und Colorado paid tribute to tho late
Henry M. Teller, former Secretary of
tho Interior, and for 30 years United
States Senator, today. For three
hours friends and admirers in ull
walks of life filed through tho ro
tunda of tho state capitol past tho
bier for u last look at tho fuce of
Cove to be Dry.
Salem, Or., Feb. 20. Governor
West today, after n conference with
Miss Fern Hobbs, his private secre
tary, upon her return from Cove,
where sho went to investigate sa
loon conditions, wrote County Judge
Henry, of Union county, requesting
him to issue un order of prohibition
In tho town. The Governor said
ho was positive that the sale of Intox
icating liquor In the town was Il
legal und he would see that it was
In the, case of J. W, Coach vs. W,
W. Gage, un action to replevin , u ,
stink of goods, which was dui jilid
y the Nuprenie Court lust week,
the judgement of the lower court was
affirmed. Coquille Herald.