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BANDON, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH, 20 1914
COUNCIL MEETS AS HOARD OK
EQUALIZATION ON SEW
Tho City Council met in rcRulai
session nt the city hall Wcdncsd
. . . . nil . t1..
nlRht with the Alnyor, tiny uiiriii
City Attorney, City Mnrshal and
Tim minutes of the last two
injjs were read and approved.
Am nnlnnlnrn tn submit the propos
ition of lcvyinR one mill tax for the
Bandon Public Library to the people
at the Juno election was read nnd
placed on its final passaRc.
An ordinance providinR for tho as
sessment for the improvement of
First Street from its intersection
with the east line of Alabama Avenue
in Commercial addition was read and
placed on its final pnBsaRo.
An ordinance to levy an assess
ment for the improvement of Fourth
Street West from Edison Avenue to
its intersection with Ocean Drive
wa3 read and placed on its final pan
saRC. An ordinance dcclarinp the csscss
ment for tho improvement of Ocean
Drive was read and placed on its fi
nal passaRe. k
A resolution for tho extension of
OreRon Avenue into Wnll Street was
read and adopted.
Tho Council then ndjourned the
Rcneral session to meet ns a board
of equalization for tho sewer systems
and street work.
A number of objections on tho as
sessment of Third Street East wero
read and after considerable discus
sion the assessment was adopted and
declared an equitable one.
Tho assessment roll of First Street
East in Bnndon HciRhts was read
The assessment roll of Baltimoro
Avenue was then taken up and sever
al objections wero read, and after a
lenRthy discussion the matter was de
ferred until next Wednesday.
The council then adjourned no a
board of equalization and re-convened
in Reneral session.
Tho bid of II. II. Dufort on the
Bear Crook plank road was laid over
for ono week.
A motion was mado that tho ciiRi
nccr be instructed to establish a
Rrado on OreRon Avenue from Wall
Street to tho City limits. Tho mo
tion was carried unanimously.
A warrant for $500.00 was order
ed drawn aRainst tho special fund in
favor of II. H. Dufort for work dono
on First Street North.
Tho City EnRinccr was instructed
to establish a Rrado on Third Street
East from Baltimore Avenue to tho
east sido of Church Street.
A motion was mndo by E. B. Hen
ry and seconded by (J. K. Howmnn
that a committee be appointed to ac
cept specifications for n triple com
bination fire ciiRino and that tho com
mittee roport in timo to submit tho
proposition to the people nt the June
election. Tho Mayor nppointed E.
B. Henry, O. A. Trowgridgc, II.
Brown, F. J. Feenoy and C. It. Wade.
A motion was made nnd carried
that a board of appraisers bo elcoted
on Seventh Streot West to appraise
tho benefits nnd dnmnRos on tho op
ening of the street. Tho council
elected J. L. KrononberR, It. C. Me
Kinnis and F. J. Chatburn.
LiRhts wero ordered on tho plank
road near tho L. C. Gibson road.
Wm, Kennedy wns Rrnntod a rc-
bato of $11.00 on tho impoundiiiR feV
of his cows which wero taken up
some timo aRo.
Tho follovvhiR bills were .-flowed:
Ira Zch ? 7.50
II. II. Dufort 10.00
Title Guar. & Trust Co 10.50
John D. (loss 250.00
No further business appearing tho
Council ndjourned to meet uriiIii
llfwi'iiil feiitimt fllnm coming (n tint
Grand -"Wnlln Wnlla Frontier Day"
Tin I'd ri'i'ls f wild wont (limn, kIiqwo
Wi'tliiDKiluy, Miuvli !iMh,
A li'iiipwini'ii iiii'nlliiR will iu iiii
nl Hid M Ii iIiiiicIi jmKt Kumluy uf.
Imnoon u (I Vlorlt.
"IfiiHiJ (Iiji'4irHtji'' lu tuiyujj riaijj
iiiwn ii (liu fliHinl imrv, RwUy,
REGISTRATION IS SLOW
IN COOS COUNTY
Coquille, Ore., March 17. The regis
tration of voters for the cominR elec
tion in Coos county is proceedinR very
slowly, nccordinR to tho returns to
the County Clerk's office. Here is a
statement of the vote reRistcrcd dur
inR the past two months:
DurinR January. Male Female
Republicans 3G7 71
Democrats 1C0 , 42
Progressives 22 -
Socialists 27 4
Independent 30 7
Prohibitionists 10 20
Non-Partisan 1 1
Not Stated 3
Republican 507 121
Democrats r 304 80
ProRrcssive W4C 12
Socialist 'Ill 23
Independent 71 27
Prohibition 9 33
Not Stated 20 7
All voters musf reRister now for
the ensuing two-year period. All
) cRistrations made before January 5
( ro now absolutely void, because
of the recent decision of tho supreme
court, dcclaritiR tho 1013 election law
Invalid. Persons who have not regis
tered cannot vote at the primaries.
Coos Bay Times.
BANDON LODGE OF PYTHIAN
Tho Bandon lodgo of Pythian Sis
ters entertained a number of Rucsts
from-Coquille arid .Myrtle Point last'
Wednesday eveninR, .there being 35
present from Coquille nnd G from
Myrtle Point. Tho visitors came
down in a boat chartered for tho oc
casion, returning the same eveninR.
At tho opcninR of the meetinR
Mrs. Hoover of Bandon, tho Deputy
Grand Chief, and Mrs. Hawkins, M.
E. C, of Coquillo lodRo, were intro
duced and Riven scats of honor.
There wero two initiations, but be
fore tho work was completed the fire
alarm was turned in when the Mul
I i ii house' burned, nnd the work was
adjourned until after tho firo when
it was completed.
After the initiation ashort pro
gram was carried out, composed of
an address of welcome by Mrs.
A'-hl, rcadinR by Mrs. Pape, sour
by Mr. EnRlebee, rendinR by Mrs.
S!rr of Coquille, nnd several inter
estinR talks by the visitors.
The "rami in.urcli lor supper was
then played by Mrs. Mold and Mrs.
Papo and nil marched to the dining
room where on elaborate banquet
After tho banquet a number of
toasts wero respodod to, Mr. Er
nest Sidvvoll nctinR ns toast master,
BotlL tho lodRe hall and the diniiiR
room wero beautifully decorated and
all committees did their work excel
lently. WESTERN UNION WILL
BUILD FROM EUGENE
The Eurpiio Guard snys: Nino
equipment cars boloiiRiiiR to tho Wes
tern Union TeloRraph company ar
rived in EuRcno from the south to
day. Tho arrival of tho cars means
that construction is about to begin
upon tho teleRraph lino between Eu
Ri'iio and Mnrshfielil, a distance of 110
miles. Tho crow did not como with
tho cars, they boiiiR In chnrRo of a
sinRlo caretaker. Tho linemen aro
expected 111 a few ilays. Their nrriv
nl will mean tliu employment of a
force of men to erect poles, string
wires nnd do other details of the
work. Much of tho material for tho
work, IncludiiiR the wires, lino hanl
warn ami tliu poles, have a I ready ar
il veil nnd aro ready for distribution
alonir lliu now railroad. Tim ron
Ntniclloii of Hut telegraph line will
follow Hull of luylijtr nil In, mid will
lului tliu unllio year to loniplutti. Tim
fiiiinirm-llon nun Im-huli' oillrni for
Hut mijuiiintjiiiijniilii, Y,eWm mid
MinU for tin men, wllli woil. frliimu
inn) atom loom.
jHjr in lev it vrntikj tl.M,
SMITH IS BACK
SAYS CONDITIONS ON OUTSIDE
LOOK GOOD FOR THIS
E. N. Smith returned overland
Tuesday niRlit from California where
he has been spendinR the winter and
will look nfter his interests in Ban
don and Coos county during the sum
mer. Mr. Smith has been in Southern
California most of the winter, divid
ing his time between Riverside, Los
Angeles, San Pedro, and other points,
lie was nlso in the East during the
earlier part of the winter, returning
to California nt Christmas time.
Mr. Smith says conditions on the
outside novcr looked better for Ban
don and Coos county, as there arc
thousands of people in California
. 'astern Oregoji and in tho Eastern
..tatcs inquiring about this section,
and many of them are coming with
i.ionoy to invest.
Mr. Smith is anxious to co-operate
with tho Commercial Club and nny
others who may bo interested in get
ting out a bunch of literature adver
tising Bandon nnd the Coquille Val
ley and says we will be repaid many
times over for tho money so expend
ed. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Doyoe arc tak
np care of Mr. Smith's home nt
Riverside nnd will remain there with
;iis children until school closes'about
ihc middle of June.
'iARGE PORTION OF SOUTH
WAS ONCE UNDER WATER
Most people know in n Reneral way
hat large portions of the United
Jtates have been covered by tho
cean, but it is perhaps not so gener
ally, known that the. continent is now
ising in some places nnd sinking in
thers. There is every reason to be
icve that minor movements of the
and aro constantly toking place. Not
o very lbng ago, in a RcoloRic sense,
he Hudson river flowed throuRh a
leep canyon or Rorpe at New York
Jity. Soundings show that this
;orgo extends throuRh the harbor
ind far out to sea. It is evident that
he land surface has been lowered in
ihis reRion, allowing tho ocean to
reop in on the land, fill the old riv
:r channel, and in places wholly sub
The submerRence of tho land was
neater at one time than it is now.
n excavntions for some of Now York
.kyscrnpors remains of oysters and
ither salt-water nnimals have been
ound. As a rule the only availablo
-nowledgo in regard to the former
iubmerRcnco of ay area is derived
from the marine- shells nnd other
animals found in deposits Inid down
jy tho sea. By tho nature of tho fos
sils geoloRi'sts aro able to tell approx
matcly when the ocean invaded the
land. They have found evidence of
a submerRence of much greater mag
nitude and much older than that
which now floods the Hudson valley.
Gothamites and others need not, turn
over, feel alarmed at this statement
of tho ups nnd downs of the contin
ent, for while RcoloRicnlly this sub
mergence is not so very old, tho geol
ogist thinks nnd speaks in terms of
thousanbs if not millions of years.
Along tho Atlantic coaBt, from
Now Jersey southward, it is not un
usual to find quantities of shark's
teeth and other marine fossils in the
greonsands that aro now located far
Inland and are used for fertiliers. In
certain sections of tho southern Miss
issippi Vnlley where limestone Is
not readily nccessiblo a farmer will
go out and gather a worou load of
fossil oyster shells to burn for lime.
Tho shark bearing rocks of New Jor
Key mid the oyster beds of TonnoB
kpo are of tho hid no general ugo mid
represent ono of the later of the
great invasions of tliu ocean on tliu
North American continent. In geo.
ologle piirlunro tlumo rocks uro huIiJ
to ho of CretnreoiiH ugu.
WiiiiIiIiikIoii, I). 0 Mmvi, JtU
Hlimd rluirifutf thai p.
Mw mined to uU ttnijri,. fn r,-.
peul Dm J'mimnu loll wmiUm m
II ioi.r.jiHiiat of Ms m.i ,.fnr
miio wllli lliu HjIiui, Minuit,,. to
MmIw uihI Him wrni iiuiiu itt hm
JMui'J hum htimwUw Jh Milt
RESIDENCE OF HARRY MULL1N
4 WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
Tho residence of Harry Mullin on
Ninth Street East near the old city
limits was completely destroyed by
tiro Wednesday night.
The oriRin of the fire is unknown
as no one was in the house at tho
time, except Mr. Mullin, and ho was
lyhiR on the bed uslccp when ho was
aroused by the barkiiiR of the dog.
The house was already filled with
hmoke and burning to such an extent
that Mr. Mullin was compelled to
rush out in his night clothes and
nothing was saved.
The fire was exceedingly unfor
tunate owing to tho fact that the
houso was just built this winter and
was all completed except the paper
ing, Svhich was to have been done
The house was 26x38, and had six
largo rooms and a full basement.
Mr. Mullin hnd $1,000.00 insurance
on the place, which will fall far
uhort of covering the loss, as every
thing! including furniture and clothes
Mr; Mullin lias not decided as yet
how soon he will rebuild.
OREGON MILLS INCREASE
OUTPUT OF LUMBER
Portland, Ore., March 19. In
spite of the fact that lumber manu
facturers havo complained thijt 1913
was n dull year for them, statistics
of tho Pacific Lumber inspectin bur
eau, with a branch here nnd head
quarters at Seattle show that in 1913
Oregon mills incrensed their ship
ments in all of tho markets served
by water carriers, coastwise, offshore
domestic and foreign. Shipments to
San Francisco alone registered a
gain of 70-509,055 feet
During tho year 1913, it is stated
Oregon mills shipped tho bulk of the
lumber sent to Panama, upwards of
17,492,800 feet an increase f 11,557-
172 feet over tho previous year. Whil
the lumber shipmentsfrom the north
west as a whole to tho Hawaiian is
lands showed a loss, Oregon mills in
creased their business in that direc
tion tho extent of 1,700,119 feet.
Oregon made its greatest gain,
however, it is stated, lin the Australia
and China markets. These two mar-,
kcts alone took upwnrds of 00,000,000
feet more than was purchased in 1912
from Oregon mills.
Shipments, to the west coast of
South America showed a Rain ofll,
820,855 feet. Europe increased its
purchases in Oregon as did India.
Shipments to Africa showed a loss of
2,158,290 feet or something less than
ono average tramp steamer cargo.
That tho lumber business has been
dull is admitted by all who keep close
ly in touch with tho situation, nnd
therefore the increase for the year
1913 is taken as an illustration of the
development of the industry, which,
hnd conditions been more satisfactory
vvould havo been still more remark
able. proving with a better demand by rail
proving with a better demand br rail
as well as water, it is pointed out that
the figures for 191 1 should bring the
Oregon ports, led by tho Columbia
river district, to the position of ono
of the most important lumber market
of the world, if not tho foremost.
With business conditions improv
ing, it is understood, several large
mills will bo added to tho manufac
turing facilities here withqut dolny.
For tho present, however, nothliiR is
under way in that line, since there
is tendency to await tho result of
tho opening of tho Panama canal and
a Reneral improvement In the market
conditions, inmiufncturorH declaring
that prices now obtainable uro not
HiitlKfiictory by a considerable mar
Rin. HI'KCIAL HIQTO Vl,AH
AT THU (.'HAND TIIKATKII
Kulunliy uml Humluy nlghlV hill
li'pri'M'nt ii iliolnt nf mihjci-U Hint
lin mini imuu, Tlio iwn-)v
ilrmiiu by iu HNKunuy ruiiipiiny nn
HIM "A UiiPHl (Junii," wolli w.
Iiitf. Thin pli'lurn will liu nhown Hut
Uhfoy. J'luily i,( i'ni'dy bulmieu
Uim )JtiKi'' wiU lv pjpyliJwJ. 'I'hw
wlli I'V jiu uhum in jup uwl
MINIMUM WAGE LAW
Salem, Ore., March 19 The attack
made dy Frank C. Stettler, a paper
box manufacturer of Portland, upon
tho constitutionality of. the minimum
wiiRe law for women and children,
failed today when tho Supreme Court
in nn opinion written by Justice Eak
in upheld the validity of the law.
The court in anopinion written by
Justice Bean, fllso upheld the consti
tutionality of the 10 hour law for men
employed in mills factories and man
Both opinions were based on the
same underlying principle that these
laws properly come within the police
powers of tho state and do not violate
the fourteenth amendment of tho fed
eral 'tonotitution, which provides that
"o Mate shall make or enforce any
1-HV vhich shall abridga the privil
eges or imunities of tha citi.nu of
the l nited States, nor shall any state
deprive any person of 'life, liberty, or
property without 'due process of law,
or dei.y any person within its juris
diction .in equal protcct'.in of tho law.
Juptice Eakin pn'ii'j out that at!
the Cigumcnts in law of the lnw
fi :iiiR maximum hours of labor for
en 'j any emplovmei't apply witn
equal Torco to Om's minimum
wage i .w for women as bringing it
within the police power of the state.
NOTES ALONG THE
Tho Speedwell arrived Wednesday
with the following passengers: L.
Bonebrako and wife, F. Doherty, Miss
L. Taylor, Mrs. Haines, S. II. Kauir
man, J. E. Mcnsham, G. E. Brewer,
L. McDonald, J. C. Muloncy, G.
Caudcnal, Orvill Dodge, John Itoy
ial, W. A. Law, Oscar Renido , Jas
Mack, Hold Bonegrake, J. Nielson,
Miss Lucy Bonebrakc. The Speed
well will sail again Sunday at 8:00
-The Fifield sailed Thursday morn
inR with ten ths ' 'of miscellaneous
freight, 510,000 feet of lumber and
the following passengers: W. M.
Rogers, B. C. Twaggert, Chas. Eg'
bert, II. P. Snyder, John Mitchell,
Ralph Schrocder, N. W. Thompson,
Henry Jansscn, Joseph Type, L. G
Felin, Mrs. N. Sage, J. B. Rhoades,
W. Graham, J. G. Swat, S. J. Lantz,
B. Gilland, J. G. Chamberlain, C. A
Corbit, Mai-tin Sehorn and F. Grey.
The Elizabeth is expected to arrive
about Sunday from San Francisco.
THE FIRST GOATS BROUGHT
INTO COOS COUNTY
Thero nre but few goats in this sec
tin of the state, though in other parts
the raising of angoras is said to be
profitable. Speaking of goats, the
other day, an old resident said the
first goats ho remembered ns having
been broiiRht to Coos Bny were some
of the common hair slock which wore
chipped in hero by Juko Evans in the
'70's and turned loose to shift for
themselves in tho vicinity of South
.'ilough. He said that they increased
and multiplied to some extent, and
wore "aboundinR and n-buttiiiR" in
that neighborhood for several years,
notwithstanding that many wero kill
ed by bears and panthers, and many
more were "mistaken" for deer, but
the meat, however, was not allowed
lo go to waste. They finally disap
peared altogether. Wo looked over
the old files of the News, and find
the following mention in tho issue of
Mnrch 27, 1873: "Mr. Billy Goat and
wife arrived on Coos Bay per last
ntoamer from California. Thoy ap
pear to be pleased with tho country
nnd aro likely to remain. Thry are
the first of tho extensive goat family
to take up their abode o our bay." It
will be remembered that Jacob Ev
ans, a pioneer of Coos county of
1853, was found dead in his homo nn
South Slough on April 19, 1912, with
three .'I2-calibro bullets in his hrcufit,
ono of which had entered hli heart.
Ho was 80 years old at the tinui ho
was murdered, No clue wns obtain
ed an to who (ho murderer might be,
but it U generally believed that who-
over killed lilin hud (ho "drop" on
iliu, for nntwItlmlundiuK Iiim age the
old liuiitur and trapper wih u crack
idiot uml ulwuyn lun "tiliootlng Irow."
within ruiirli,- Kim Buy Nhwm,
TIhi wlinoiioi' Dei tin Minor, which
lm iiimn in Hiv tlm ihU win.
I nr In bolmr Iwnlwl ui ibu AlfnJ
1$ IflWd is ftitnmw by ihu
BANDON COMMERCIAL CLUB
WILL PLACE NEW MEN
AT THE HEAD.
The Bandon Commercial Club will
elect officers at the regular meeting
tonight, as was decided at the meet
ing of February 20lh. It is earnest
ly urged that every member be pres
ent and express his choice for officers
for the ensuing year, as it is exceed
ingly vital that a good corps of of
ficers bo elected, because of the many
important mntters that will be -coming
up during the course of tho year.
This is ulso the last opportunity to
join the club at tho reduced initia
tion fee and all who have not alrea
dy joined, should take advantage of
the opportunity and get in and help
l-oost for the Club and tho town.
Remember that tonight you can
Join for a fee of one dollar whereas
hereafter it will be $5.00 again, the
-.imc as it formerly has been.
CRISIS NEAR IN MEXICAN
SITUATION THINKS WEST
Snlem, Or., March 19. "I am con
iident war with Mexico is coining
;oon and I am going to advise the Na
;onal Guard of Oregon to be prepar
1, for I am suro they can count on
eing called out before long," said,
lovemor West. He has just return
d from the Mexican border, which he
.isited on his return from Washing
ion, I). C. He upheld President Wil
on's attitude, but said that pressure
.'ould force intervention.
DISCUSSES BASE BALL
In discussing the prospects of. a
ase ball lcaRiis in Coos county this
ummer, the' Marshfield Record has
he followiiiR to say:
There are enouRh players in the
!oos Bay country to make up sover
d teams, and a number of men aro
ere who were not on the Rround last
:eason. North Bend has started the
:eason by practice last Sunday and
inve a Rame arranped with the Mich
3 dredRo nine for next Sunday. North
lend is likely to bo the first to orRnn
ze, for their enthusiasm always bears
csults. They have over thero Catch
er Thomas, Ted Kissam, Surbeck, 1).
tlull, P. Sater and a number of other.
liRible players. Thoy report sover
I unknowns also. The averaRc rule
i that unknowns remain unknowns,
ilthouRh a few stranpers made Rood
ast year. Marshfield has some Rood
natcrial, but not enough, it is
bought, to construct n team. "Duke"
'rceman was out with North Bend
layers last Sunday and had .a work
mt; "Speed" Woods is in town and
s available; C. B. Landers has re
urned to the Bay from Portland and
e will probably be in tho line-up this
eason. Mike Burko looks confident
his spring and should havo a good
eason, for he is heavier than last
'car. Roy Abbott says he is in good
rim and expects to piny first base
etter than he did last year. At Co
luille they have their regular team of
ist year, with a few exceptions. Jim
Oollicr will bo thero anil they havo
he nucleus from which to build a
'irst class team. Tamp Osborne,
vho is a good all-around player and
who is now in North Bend, has an
ilea ho wants to play with Marsh
leld this year and will probably land
'icrc. Rumors como from Bandon
the larger percentage of the new ar-.-ivalH
are hall players and they are
docking up pretty henvilv. If Ban.
don organizes and joins tho leaRiio
tlie rest of tho county towns can look
for tho usual pennant winninR bunch.
Myrtle Point will play larirolv home
men, no doubt, for tho town is small
mil they don't feel able lo support
nidi u team iih Ilandon and the Hnv
towns ran nlford. The next thlmr In
order, now the nouhou Ih upon imU
io call n meeting of tint fivu towns
and talk lliu ultimtioi) over before It
In Urn lulu loiniimiue. The ulnil
HiIm M-UNon nIioijIiJ not bo later Ibmi
Muy 20li, for inUmtut 1mm luii.r on
nnd Huuo should be lxlfnn giuiin
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