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BANDON, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH, 13 1914
SAT AS. BOARD OF EQUALIZA
.TION'ON SEWER, SYS-
i TEMS.V ,
The City Council mot in special
session Wednesday night as a board
of equalization on the sewer systems
Nos. 1 and 2. There wore several
matters brought up for adjustment
and some changes to bo made, so af
ter a lengthy, discussion which last
ed unti! after midnight, adjournment
was taken until next Wednesday
night. At that time the matters
will be brought up again. In the
meantime it Is tho intention to get
these matters' adjusted so the entire
proposition can bo finished up in a
short time at the next meeting.
H. H. Dufort was granted permis
sion to put in a watering trough
along his properly in East Bandon.
Besides this there waS no business of
According to reports made to Sec
retary of State Olcott by the various
County Clerks, the total registra
tion to date.ls 79,033, which is little
more than half what it is estimated
it will be. Tho registration prior to
the general election in 1912 was al
most 160,000, and allowing for the
natural increase and tho enfranch
isement of women it is believed the
figure will almost reach 300,000 this
With only two-fifths of tho women
registering and tho natural increase
of male voters the registration
should, be 270,000.
1 Att&ney-General' Crawford has
fold tiiitjhe books'may be -'kept open
'until May Vfor.-reglstration'fof the
primary, and from now on it is ex
pected that figures in each, county
will grow rapidly. , t
The total registration for Coos
county as filed with tho Secretary ,tho
first of tho week was 1,985. Of these
1,042 are Republican, 487 Democrat,
77 Progressive, 63 Prohibition, 161
Socialist, 155 Independent.
- Finlnnder Suicides.
Johan Korvehala, a Finlandcr who
made desperate efforts to hang him
self or butt his brains out against
tho sides of hjs cell in the Mnrshficld
jail a couple of weeks ago, committed
suicide ,in the. North Bend city jail
last night by hanging himself. Ho
was placed in jail about 5 o'clock yes
terday afternoon" for intoxication
was seen later in the evening and this
morning was discovered dead in his
cell. Coos Bay Times.
Bourne Surprises Chamberlain.
Washington, March 12. Senator
Chamberlain expressed surprise that
Former Senator Bourno had declin
ed to become a candidate for the
nomination to tho Senato in tho com
ing election. Senator Chamberlain
.said ho .fully expected Mr. Bourno to
bo a candidate, and believed in viow
of his wido acquaintance in tho stntc
and good record as a Senator, he
would bo successful in his effort to
obtain tho Republican nomination.
.Senator Chamberlain would not ven
ture a prediction concerning tho ef
fect Mr. Bourne's withdrawal would
Tiavo on tho final result of the Sena
Mrl.ain For Committeeman.
Hugh McLnln,' who has been think
ing for several weeks of !e!ng a
randidato for congressman from this
district, has given up tho idea and
announces ho will file intentions and
petitions for election as democratic
national committeeman from Oregon.
Mr. McLnln hns been identified with
the party leaders of tho democratic
parly for a number of years and has
state. wide udUiilntiu'. Ho is
standing well with tho national ud
liiluMrutlon and will likely nut-reed
in lundliiK (lie rominltleo portion, im
tlitte uru few omwnent to t It It date
nnd he expert ) N strong In Mult
DDHiuli rowdy, MnrllleM Jtwonl.
IMi f Hit Jlunjoii I'tihllr
Millionaire on Rockpile.
Portland, Ore., March. 12. Five
days pn. the rock pile at hard labor
was the sentence given W. C. Bar
ker, a millionaire clubman, for speed
ing. Expecting to bo let off with a
fine, Barker plcndcd guilty to tho
chargo of speeding nn automobile
fifty miles an hour, and almost be
fore he knew what had happened
the Municipal Judge had pronounced
sentence and he was being led away.
President to Eat Salmon.
Seattle, WaBh., March 8. The
Puget Sound salmon packers, who
last year sent a large chinook sal
mon to President Wilson for his din
ner table on "salmon day," March
13, have tin's year shipped to the
White House a case of sockeye sal
mon packed last summer. Thirty
railroads have agreed to "feature"
salmon on their trains on the 13th,
and many hotels and clubs will do
Dodging Income Tax.
London, March 12. Isaac Selig
mann, tho noted New York banker,
nnd Frank Bliss, a former Standard
Oil magnate, became British subjects
in order to avoid payment of the
American income tax. Other weal
thy Americans have also threatened
to renounce their citizenship. A
memorial to Secretary Bryan, pro
testing the payment of the American
tax on incomes produced in England
was prepared by Americans here.
Too Many Watsons.
Tho next few days will likely bring
out two candidates for the county
clerkship, says the Marshficld Re
cord. It is understood that James
Watson is to become a candidate for
tho county judgeship and many be
lieve if James Watson does run it
will be, for tho best interests of ev
erybody to place a candidate against
R. R. Watson. .On the other hand
if. James.W,tson-d id not-run but-permitted
R. R. Watson to seek the coun
ty 'clerkship, it is likely the atmos
phere would bo cleared greatly, and
it is possible no one, on this side
would oppose R. R. Watson as clerk.
There is a general expression of
opinion it would be wrong to allow
any one ' family to control county
tax equalization, and thnt would re
sult if James Watson and R. R. Wat
son both ran for office nnd were
elected. There is no objection to cith
er one of the Wiitson boys running,
but tho taxpayers and voters are in
clined to the belief that for both to
scok places in tho same line of office
work is not dosirable and, in the
end may result in both James and
R. R. Watson being defeated.
Battleship Oregon for Reserve Ship.
Washington, March 12. Governor
West today applied in person to Sec
retary of tho Navy Daniels to have
tho battleship Oregon assigned for
use to the Oregon naval militia as a
training ship after the Oregon leads
the procession of battleships through
the Panama cannl.
The old cruiser Boston now serves
as a training ship for Oregon naval
militia and the most famous vessel
of tho American navy may yet per
form long and useful service in this
Governor West, who has been very
busy for two days, expects to start
homo tonight. He has discussed with
many department chiefs matters of
largo concern to Oregon.
The state hns a number of school
indemnity selections before the de
partment which havo been hanging
fire for a number of years. Tho
department is holding them up, to
gether with n large number from oth
er western states, pending nn exam
ination into tho legal rights of states
to make selections in lieu of survey
ed sections of school lands.
Willis J, Fry nnd Miss Korean liar
rows were married at Coqulllo Tues
day, Justico J, J. .Stanley officiating.
The young couple are both well
known In Handoii and will, have the
congratulations and best wishes of
u luru circle f friends.
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INITIATE FIFTEEN CANDIDATES
AND FINISH WITH A
The Bandon Lodge L. O. O. M.
held a big meeting last night and
took in fifteen new members, after
which an open meeting was held
and an excellent program was rend
ered and a banquet was givtn at
which the ladies were also present.
The program consisted of music by
the Mandolin Club, solo by Mrs. La
verne Tower, Song by the Webb
children, solo by Mrs. Geo. Geisen
dorfer, reading by Mrs. D. M. Aver
ill, solo by Miss Fox and an address
on Moosedom by the organizer, Mr.
The banquet was greatly enjoyed
and rounded out a most pleasant and
Groom 7 Feet; Bride 4 Feet Tall.
Fort Worth, Texas. Tho strang
est wedding in Texas took place here
when Oscar Krcuse, 7 feet 1 inch tall,
married Mrs. Martha Duncan, 4 feet
11 inches tall. The miget bride just
reached the giant husband's vest poc
ket. It is impossible for the bride to
hug her husband around the neck
without the aid of a step ladder.
Kreuse is 45 years old and his wife
Dance Tomorrow Night.
Everybody should remember the
dance to be given at the Bank Hall
tomorrow night, under the nuspiccs
of the Bandon Commercial Club. The
music will be fine and everybody
who attends is assured of a good time
- Feeding Salmon "Fry.
Frank W. Smith, superintendent of
tho Coos river hatchery, was in town
Saturday. He reports that the 3,000,
000 young chinook salmon which he
is at present feeding are getting on
splendidly, and in six weeks from
now he expects to be feeding at least
4,500,000. The feed consists of sal
mon eggs procured from the cold
storage plants, which he cooks nnd
grinds up, cooked meal, nnd sea fish
that aro not saleable, such as skates,
ground sharks and dog fish, which
are sent to him by ofF shore fishing
boats. It is his intention, if permit
ted by the Stato Fish Warden, to
feed these salmon fry until they are
large enough to look out for them
selves, in which event many hundreds
of thousands of them will undoubt
edly safely run the gauntlet of trout
shags, fish ducks, etc., and reach salt
water, to come back later on when
full grown. Coos Bay News.
Mail Carriers Leary.
Washington, D. C. , Mnrch 12.
Tho difficulty which tho Government
is having in awarding contracts for
carrying tho mails on star routes is
due to the failure of the Postoflicc De
partment to provide nn cquitablo bas
is of compensation which will enable
the contractors to handle the mails
at something above cost. Tho De
ppartment has thus far been unwill
ing to award contracts in tho Wes
tern states at a figure which will en
able contractors to make a profit,
and hns steadfastly refused to in
crease tho compensation in propor
tion to tho increaso in weights of the
mails resulting from the parcel post
system. Hcncu tho rejection of 75
per cent of nil bids recently receiv
ed. Tho establishment of tho par
cel post system increasing the weight
of fourth class mails from the orig
inal four pounds limit to 11 pounds
and tho subsequent orders increas
ing tho limit to 20 and 50 pounds,
respectively, for each package, has
so changed the character of tho
"star servlco" that contractors, prae
tirtilurly on the Western courses, uro
In grave dilliculty by reason of the alt
normul Imwusu In gross weights of
the mulls, lliu extraordinary rout lm.
potted upon them by such Increases fn
the weight limits, ami the inpo.
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original (U'hiululf. Mailer hwUt
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BALL . MEETING
MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE
-.COMMERCIAL HALL NEXT
There will lie a base ball meeting
at the Commercial Club hall Monday
night, March 10th, to arrange for tho
Everybody interested in the Na
tional game should be present. Ban
don. will have a good fast team this
summer if the people will take an in
terest. So it is up to you to be
there and help push the thing along.
Bank Bnadits Make Their Escape
Bcllingham, Wash., March 11.
The five bandits who held up the Ab
botsford branch of the Canadian Roy
al Bank yesterday and escaped with
$240) in currency and gold, eluded
their pursuers under the cover of
darkpess last night and arc now
thought to be headed north toward
the heavy forests. The outlaws were
surrounded in a canyon yesterday af
ternoon. A pack of bloodhounds was
expected from New Westminister
but it failed to arrive and an effort
was made to enter tho brush where
the robbers were hiddon. The pro
vincial police, aided by citizens, are
scouring tho woods today in the hope
of picking up the trail. Tho robbers
who arc said to be Italians, are believ
ed to bo tho same men who attempt
ed to rob tho bank at Agassiz, B. C.
about throe weeks ago..
Mass Meeting Tonight.
As was announced in Tuesday's Re
corder there will bo a mass meeting
of citizens at the Commercial Club
haJL&night'for the purpc-of jHs,
cussing" candidates for city officials
before tho June election.
Every voter of Bandon whether a
member of the Club or not should be
Glee. Club Coming.
Tho Willamette University Glee
Club will bo in Bandon .some, time
during the first week in April, un
der tho auspices of tho Bandon High
School. This Glee Club conies high
ly recommended and has given con
certs in many towns on tho coast.
Tho Oregon Journal of Portland says
that tho club gave an entertainment
before the Portland Commercial Club
recently that was highly appreciated.
Kill Flies Early.
University of Oregon, Eugene, Or.,
March 12. Now is the time to be
gin killing off the earliest spring files
each pair of which, if left alone, will
be responsible for millions of dc
cendants before the end of August.
It is easier to kill one pair now than
to try to trap or poison or "swat"
several hundred thousand descen
dant pairs during tho summer.
"Any community in Oregon may
become flyless if it will consistently
follow directions," says Dr. Clifton
F. Hodge, professor of social biology
at tho State University, who stands
ready to send instructions to any or
ganization that is willing to under
take nn anti-lly campaign in any
Eugene, Medford, Creswoll, Port
land and Pendleton are Oregon cities
that havo promised spring lly cam
paigns. Astoria, Albany, Salem and
several other cities havo campaigns
under consideration. That success Ib
possible is demonstrated by tho high
ly successful campaigns in Cleveland,
Worcester, Washington, Baltimore
and other big cities in the United
States where entire neighborhoods
havo been enabled to live tho summer
months in peace.
Ah winter breaks up, there aro
comparatively fow files. Dr. Hodge
gives directions for slmjilo traps,
which ran bo mndo at home, for the
rapture of (huso early pairs. Such
traps are halted and one of them will
frequently catch all the lllen around
a hoiina or burn whw platfwl upon
a gutliage pull or In u stable window,
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fuillier limn 1600 fil .iHcliig iu life
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New Accounting System.
The road supervisors who were in
to make their reports one day last
week were given an introduction to
the new system of accounting by
which it is expected the county's
accounts will be accounted for more
accountably. None of them seemed
to bo charmed with tho new system
which will call for more book-keeping
on their part. However, some
were inclined to be philosophical,
saying that office work was just ajs
pleasant as bundling a pick and
shovel. Coquille Herald.
A Law Needed in Oregon.
A new libel law has been intro
duced in the lower house of tho
Mississippi legislature, and one of
its provisions is intended to deal
with newspapers or correspondents,
or others, who publish or send out
"stories" that . reflect unfavorably
and falsely on any city, town or
Section 2 of the bill rends as fol
lows, and this where there occurs the
come-back on the Wesson correspon
dent: "That every person who shall
publish or cause to be published, any
matter that reflects on any city, town
or village, or community, or thnt
tends to hold it up to ridicule, or that
is in any sense defamatory of the'
city, town or village, or community
or the citizens thereof, shall be deem
guilty under this act, and punished ar
Violations of the provisions of tin
act arc made punishable by a finr
not Exceeding $250, or iniprisonmen.
in the county jail for not more thai
one year. Coquille Herald,
John G. Fish diod in this city Tues
day. JUr. Fish was an old resident
or uoos county ana was years; j
months! and "20"dayS.old at th'e time
of, his 'death. Ho.was born in Clack
amas county, November 19, 1801,
and had resided in Coos county since
1873. He first settled on Myrtle
Creek where he lived for about 30
years and then moved to Coquille in
1903, where he was engaged in the
box and furniture manufacturing
He went to Mexico with a party a
few years ago but did not remain
long because of the unsettled condi
tions of affairs down there.
Mr. Fish had been in Bandon about
a year before ho died, his death be
ing the result of quick consump
tion. Deceased leaves a widow and
six sons. The sons aro Albert S.
John C, Frank J., Joseph R., Arthur
N., and Donald C. He also bus iuie
daughter, Mrs. F. J. Smith. The re
mains were taken to Coquille for
Tho Fish family will have tho sym
pathy of a large circle of friends in
Dairymen to Meet Saturday.
Marshficld, March 12. Next Sat
urday will be a "red letter' day for
Coos county dairymen, according to
I. L. Smith, agricultural expert, who
is arranging for a meeting hero to
organize tho owners of cows to im
prove their herds nnd output. The
meeting is for tho purpose of com
pleting tho organization of tho Cow
At tho meeting officers will be
elected and committees chosen to
look after the work and determine
tho scope of tho organization in ad
dition to tho cow testing program.
Mr. Smith hopes to havo nearly ev
ery tlairy man in this section pres
ent at the gathering.
Mr. Smith was much surprised to
day to sco the following dispatch
from Coquillo in n Portland pap"er.
"Dissatisfaction is reported among
the farmers and agriculturalists of
the Coquille valley about thu way in
which thu scientific farming educa
tional campaign is being handled in
Coos county, particularly In the es
tablishment of permanent hendquur
turs for tho newly appointed county
agriculturist, J. I,. Hiullli, at Marsh,
flwld, and a ohungo may ho advocat
ed." Mr. Niulth uys (hut ho lius
niu tie orraiiKiniients to hivu Ju uJ
limrtui in doijullln an noon a thu
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TO CLEAN OP
CAMPAIGN STARTED TO MAKE
BANDON A CLEANER
A "clean-up" campaign in Ban
don is being started and a number of
the lending citizens, especially the
ladies, are greatly interested, and a
meeting will bo called in the near
future at which time the campaign
plans will be perfected.
This is a subject that everybody
is interested in nnd will receive the
hearty support of every citizen who
is interested in seeing a cleaner and
more beautiful Bandon.
Shingle Strikers Lose.
Raymond, Wash., March 12. The
strike of the shingle mill employes
on Willapa Harbor, which has been
on since February 18, was suddenly
terminated last night nt a confer
ence between tho employers nnd tho
strikers. The striking shingle weav
ers agreed to return to work on the
conditions laid down in the edict is
med by the mill operators immed
atnly following the strike. The mills
will be started at once and under the
new arrangement the strikers will
only be taken back as there are places
Alaska It.iilroad Bill Through.
Washington, March 12. The pen
with which Speaker Clark signed the
Alaska railroad bill today was made
from Alaskan gold hold in an ivory
susk of an Alaskan mastodon that,
roamed 'the wilds in Alaska more than
50,000 years ago. Vice" President
Marshall will use tho samjj pen. -Tbtt, .
'pe'iino'lder-ls- -eiirvl-lirthe Tform-ofT '
an Alaska totem pole by an Alaskan
Indian living at. Skagway and is pro
nounced by those familiar with to
'tems to bo a perfect reproduction of
the' totem polo of a chieftain. Tho
ivory tusk from which tho holder
wns carved was found with the skel
eton of a mammoth. The ivory pen
holder and gold pen were supplied
by John E. Ballainc of Seattle and
Alaska. Ballaino will present the
pen and holder to the territory' of
Alaska. Senator Chamberlain, who .
is tho author of the mcjtiure, is or
ganizing a party to sec President Wil
son sign the bill.
Governor Has Had Enough
Washington, D. C, March 12.
Governor West has just been offered"
an important federal position in
Washington and has declined it. "I
have seen a little of official life since
coming to Washington," said the gov
ernor, "and I may say that it docs
na;t nppcal to me. If I thought I
could do good in any office I
should be glad to take the office with-,
out salary." (The bystandors smil
ed.) No sir! No public office, cither
by appointment or election has at
traction for West, who will retire
from the gubernatorial chair next
year. He is not a candidate for re
nomination and does not seek nny of
fice, he said.
Marshficld Officials Cited.
Marshficld, March 12. Mayor F.
E. Allen, City Attorney John D. Goss
Constable W. B. Cox and V. C. Gorst
through an order issued by Judge
John S. Coke in tho circuit court,
havo been cited to nppcar April 20,
and show cause why they should not
bo fined and punished for contempt
of court in disregarding an injunc
tion from tho circuit court. Cox it iy
alleged at a constable sale, sold to
Gorst, an automobile man, a mach
ine which had been seized for debt
due tho mayor, Goss acting as at
torney. It was claimed that tho auto
was not owned by thu debtor ami an
injunction restraining tho sulo was
issued, Notification wus given of the
Injunction and it is held that the
wtlo proceeded ill disregard of Tho III
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