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BANDON, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH, 24 1914
Commercial Club Elects Of
ficers for the Ensu
PLAN NEW ADVER
Extend .Time .of .Reduced
Initiation Fee fbr
The regular meeting of the Com
mercial Club was hold in the club
rooms Friday niRnt, anu u(u
the meeting was the
election of officers, which passed off
smoothly and harmoniously.
The newly elected officers arc all
good live men and the club is assur
ed of a prosperous year.
The officials elected are: J. L.
Krnnonborcr. president: Geo. Goison-
dorfer, vico prcsiddnt; H. L. Hop
kins, secretary; O. A. Trowbridge,
insurer; J. Tf Sullivan, member of
The four elective officers together
with tho fifth member constitutes tho
Tho matter of publishing a book
let for tho advertising of Bandon
was brought up and on motion the
president appointed a committee of
five to arrange the copy, etc., for a
suitable booklet and present tho
draft to the club for their sanction
before it in submitted to the printers
Tho committee .as appointed vis as
follows: Dr; L; P, Sorcnsen, Don
ald MacKintoshJooiWondling, H. L.
IJopkins and L. B, Felsheim.
Two new members were taken in
a this meeting and on motion it was
decided to extend tho time for the
now membership campaign, with tho
iriiation fee at f 1.00, for laiiother four
weeks, or until Friday, April 17.
A few communications were read
and )ther bus'lricsa of mirior impor
tance transacted, after . which the
club adjourned to meet next Friday
nigty at which time the now officers
will have charge,' and every member
should bo present and encourage the
new officers in taking up their work.
HAS ENJOYABLE OUTING
On Saturday last tho members of
tHo Schoolmasters Club of Bandon en
joyed an excursion to Rivcrton where
the day was spent in a manner both
pleasurable and profitable. A num
ber of teachers from Coquille and oth
er achoola on tho river were pres
In1 the forenoon a program was giv
en at the Rivcrton school house. Miss
Mary D. Ritchie gave a very nbln
presentation of O'Sliea's Practical
Problems in .Teaching. Mrs. Miller,
principal of tho Riverton school, out
lined tho work of standardizing the
schools as it is being dono in soino
of tho more progressive counties.
Mh?s Vrcqlandt representing tho
state board of health, spoko at some
length on sanitary and unsanitary
conditions in nnd about school build
ings. This was followed by a discus-slon-of
tho importance of good schools
by Supt. Hopkins of Bandon.
After dinner tho teachers were con
ducted through tho coal mines of Riv
eiton. This was ono of tho most in
teresting events of tho day, aixl tho
most exciting for some of them. Re
turning from tlm mines the crowd
again convened at the school build
ing to lUton to Supt. linker's talk on
Htandardlxatlnn of hcIiooIh in Coos
county. Mr. linker is doing a groat
work for tho bcIiooIh of thin county in
ruining tht'in to a higher standard of
Hiyit. I Inward of Comilllu dlnriniiMi
tiu liironkfultmry of tlm pnwnt uy
lull) flf tuKUllon, At tho clrtMi of (III
nwlt tlm iHi't'lfng hurriedly adjourn
ml fci llmt jwojihi t'lMilil fuli'li (ho
All Vidid ho ihty wta um4
Hud hoped llwiv wuuhl iw 0ny nioir'
COOLEY CASE MAY BE
TRIED IN COQUILLE,
Word comes from Curry county
that tho A. R. Coolcy case may pos
sibly come to trial during the April
term of court, and it is stated Dis
trict Attorney Meredith will ask the
court for a change of venue to Coos,
miintv. following the irrand iury in
vestigation, providing an indictment
is returned. This action, it is said,
is foreshadowed throuch a general
pro-Cooley sentiment in tho lower
end of tho county, nnd quite proval
ent over the section. Marshfield Re
IN BAD SHAPE
LIABILITIES MAY EXCEED THE
Although the settlement of the late
F. S. Dow's affairs has not yet reach
ed the point where they know exactly
the status .of them, it was stated to
lay by a man close in touch with
thorn that tho liabilities would many
times exceed his assets.
By some it is estimated that his
liabilities will exceed his assets by
The Balfour-Gutherio company, the
Goldenrod, Milling company,, the Murphy-Dow
Building Material company
and some others are reported to be
among the largest creditors.
So far no claims have been for
mally filed with Administrator W. P.
Murnhy. so tho exact amount of his
deficit is not, known.
Administrator Murphy has arrang
ed to have Expert Wann expert tho
books of the Dow companies as soon
an Mr. Wann completes his work at
which will be within a few days.
So far as can bo. ascertained now,
the deficit is due to tho fact that
Dow had not been doing a profitable
business and his overhead expenses
had been eating up his own money
and tho funds he handled. This do-,
jng business at a loss had been going
On for a long time, but under tho
complicated business he was doing
Dow was either unaware of tho ex.
tent of it until recently or had been
hoping for a growth that would save
Tho amount of Dow's assets will
bo known as soon as I. S. Smitji, A
E. Diment nnd W. F. Miller, appoint-
ed to appraise his property, get along
' li.. II A, - 1
pruuy wen wiin uie worK.
In addition to the loss of his own
funds for the companies which he
was representing, it is said that Mr,
Dow lost $4000 or $5000 which Mrs.
Dow received from an estate nnd
which was put in to dcvelopo the bus
There is also a question as to part
of Mr. Dow's insurance. He carried
$3000 in tho Woodmen in favor of
his wife and this will go to her. Tho
thro $5000 was in the Mutual Life of.
Now York and ho had just made an
plicatiop for the beneficiary of this
policy to bo changed from this estate
to his wife. This, application for tho
chnngo in beneficiary was not for
warded to Portland until tho Sunday
previous to tho fatal Friday on which
Mr, Dow ended his career in tho Bay.
In consequence tho formal change
had not been made in the home ofi
fico of tho company and now some .of
tho creditors will endeavor to secure
tho $5000 it is said, on tho grounds
that it is pnyablo to tho estate.
Tho badly involved condition o
Mr. Dow'a affairs make it difficult, for
thoso trying to straighten them out
and It Is greatly regretted by tho
many friend of tho family uud es
pecially of Mrs. Dow.
Tho warehouse IiuhImchb hud been
recently unlimited from the othera
mid Incorporated km tlm tf out Invent,
WttlvlMimu company. 'J'liU included
I lie dorkn and wundiowtuit In Mui mIi.
Held, Ooiiillle , Bandon and Myilln
mint. w. I'. Murphy In rondur! ng
tlm IiiihIdi'Hk under IIiIh iih Ji wmk m
tdm-Miolder and nllU'ur n( (ho nim,
jmny. (Um jliiy Tlw.
BE THERE ON
FIRST MEETING OF COMMER
CIAL CLUB WITH NEW
The first meeting of tho Bandon
Commercial Club with tho now offi
cers. ,at the head will bo held at tho
club rooms Friday night, and every
member should bo present and help
to encourage the now officers.
Then, too, there is much important
ant, business to come up. The work
for the new year will no doubt bo out
lined nnd the committee on publish
ing a pamphlet and other advertis
ing matter will probably report, so
that wo can got "busy nt once on the
preparation, for a big advertising cam
paign which will bring this section of
Lhe country to tho front, and give it
ASK TO HAVE THE ROAD
BOND LIMIT RAISED.
Mayor A. T. Morrison, as chairman
of the Good Roads Association of the
County, is now advocating an initia
tive measure to raise the bonding im
it fpr road funds from two per cent of
tho assessed valuation of the coun
ties to five per cent. This measure it
is proposed to make statc-widc. Mr.
Morrison says that thero aro many
people who oppose a $450,000 bond
levy for Coos county because it is
too small to give us anything but
piecep of roads, who would bo glad,
fo. yote for a million and have a road
from the Bay 'to. the county, line .via.
Coqujllo and. Myrtlo Point construc
ted, Thero is a good deal, to bo said
In favor of that proposition, nnd wo
hope Mayor Morrison and other boos
ters like him will say it to the people
so effectively lis to get the proposal
to raise the bond limit on tho ballot
in .November. Coquille Sentinel.
IDLE ARMY BUYS LAND
' AcJD DEFIES SHERIFF.
Sacramento, March 23. Purchas
ing an acre of land on tho ranch of
Morris Brooke, about four miles north
of. tho city, by tho payment of $70
down. ThoyKclley factoin of unem
ployed "army" outwitted the Sacra-,
niento officers and defied anyono to
"remove them from their own prop
erty. The situation was discovered
by the sheriff when in answer to a
riot call from Brooke, ho and his dep
uties rushed out to drive the men
from tho Brooke ranch. Tho sheriff
found 40. men on a portion of the
rapch and about 100 more on their
way thcrq, men being stationed along
the roads directing, the rccuits how
to get there. The land is in the dis
trict known as north Sncramcnto, and
the residents thero arc aroused. It
is believed tho dispersed Kolley
"army" that originally mustered 900
men, may gather on tho aero of
ground. The arrival from Sacra
mento, of a wagon load of provisions
indicated that financial backing for
tho, army in being secured somewhere
The county officials nro in a quandry.
A mwlrow "VmMhtr Dm
STARTLING DEVELOPMENTS IN
MYSTERIOUS ROBBERY ARE
The Coos Bay Times says accord
ing lo reports received there, some
startling developments may soon be
Ijrought to light in the Myrtle Point
ban robbery case.
District Attorney Liljcqvist said
that there was nothing definite to give
Hot, but has. intimated that the case
would be taken before the next grand
jury 'and that indications pointed to
somo surprising facts being brought,
SUBSTANTIAL DECREASE IN
NUMBER OF RY. ACCIDENTS
Washington, D. C, March 23. A
material decrease in tho number of
t'rainlnccidcnts and in tho number of
persons killed and injured in such nc
i'dents was shown by an Interstate
(Jjommerce Commission bulletin issu
ed for the quarter ending September,
30, 1913. During tho quarter 211
were 'killed and 1011 injured in train
accidents, n decrease ns compared
with the corresponding quarter of
1912, of 77 killed and 587 injured.
An increase of 123 killed nnd of 1904
injured was shown in "other than
train accidents," including accidents
t'o employees while at work, to pnss
(ingcrs getting on or off cars, to tress
passers and others, the total being
1890 lolled and 19,753 injured.
; Through industrial accidents not
involved in train operation, but oc
(iurrnto railway employees, other
han "trainmen on railwny premises,
i32 people were killed and 32,878 in
jured, an increase of 18 killed and
3994 injured. Tho total number of
Collisions and derailments on steam
railways for the quarter was 3913, of
jvhich 173 collisions and 223 derail
ments affected passenger trains. The
financial damage done amounted to
13,239.159. It was pointed out that
0.3 per cent of tho derailments were
aused by Woken rails and 25.1 per
cent lo defective equipment.
A LOGGING HO AD IS NOT
PUBLIC CARRIER, DECISION
A logging road is not a public car
rier and hence has not the right of
eminent domain nor the right to util
jzo a public street or highway for
fight of way. This was the gist of
a decision of the Oregon Supreme
Court received today, rovorsing a
(lecision of, tho Coos county circuit
court in tho case of Anderson, Brun
nel and others vs. the Smith-Powers
Logging company et al. Tho plain
tiffs livo on South Slough and at
tacked a franchise given by tho coun
ty to tho Smith-Powers company to
uso a South Slough road for high
way. It is a victory for L. A. Liljc
qvist. Incidentally, the Supreme
Court held as unconstitutional a law
under which tho franchise was grant
ed. Tho case was important as ji
precedent, but not in this particular
instance, ns the logging road was
about to bo taken out anyway. Coos
hi Wnllii WnJliii WiifhiiiKHm." This mutmtUw fww k
n m ilio Ornml TJ)vir wmwrw night, !
EARTH CRACK SWALLOWS
TWO IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Pottsvillc , Pa., March 23. Tho
earth opened and swallowed two min
ors and a work shanty on the moun
tain Bide at KehJoy run colliery at.
Shenandoah, and although largo
forces of men were put to work, both
inside the mine nnd on the surface
no trace of the men or the buildinr
has boon found. They may have
dropped n dlstanco of 500 feet and it
will require weeks to learn their
JEO. MEYERS TAKEN INTO CUS
'TODY HERE SATURDAY
Georgo Meyers was arrested here
Saturday night and taken to Chotco
Sunday to answer for the murder of
a young man named Isonhart.
The killing occurred some time
n February. The two men were
neighbors and according to Meyers'
tory, went out hunting together, and
after hunting for some time they
int down on a hill to rest. They then
decided to go over to nnothnr ran.
yon to see jf they could get a deer
They separated here and Meyers
claims he went oyejj. to tho canyon
and hunted for about three hour?
nnd then returned. In the meantime
he says he heard a shot, and when he
returned he found Iscnhart lying
dead about fifty feet from wlinrn hp
left him. Moyers then strapped the
Dotiy or tho dead man on his pony
.iul took him home, instead of leav
ing him there for the coroner to in
vestigate, and there is whero he
thinks he made a mistake,
Meyers tells a good straight stry
and it would seem from the circum
stances that ho would have no reason
for killing Iscnhart, but tho case will
Meyers tells a good straight story
family is still living on it, while he
was granted a leave of absence for
fivo months and says ho'was going to
Work for a short time.
OLD OPPONENTS FACE EACH
OTHER AGAIN THIS YEAR
7j. T. Siglin, says tho Marshfield
Sun, lias his hat in the ring and will
run on the Democratic ticket for sher
iff, should ho land the nomination.
There is no question but that he will
have W. W. Gage, present incum
bent for his opponent in tho nice. It
will not be a meeting of strange
faces in a contest for office but will
present a political anomaly, verify
ing the oft used expression, "politics
makes strange bed-follows." Some
years ago Taylor was dispossessed
of the sheriff's office by Gage, run
ning on the Populist ticket with n one
term platform, when the Pops made
a clean sweep of Coos county offices.
Siglin, the steadfast guard of the
democrats, and- Gago, the Pop-Democrat,
now face the barrier and both
nstrido of tho Democratic mule. But
the successful candidate doesn't card
what he's riding on so long as ho gets
Many Candidates for- City
Officials Are Being
Committee is Appointed to
Confer With Citizens'
As the time for tho city mass meet
ng and election draws nearer there
coins to bo more interest' aroused
n the campaign for city officers.
Last Sunday afternoon a meeting
f temperance peoplo was held at-the
M. E. Church and tho proposition was
'rought up and discussed' at some
sngth, but nothing definite was dono
xcept the appointing of a commit
eo to confer with the citizens' com
nittce already appointed on tho pro
tosition of getting suitable men for
he various offices. , -
The committee appointed was W.
1. Smith, E. A. Philpott, Mrs. E.-Dy-r
and Doc Sparks. A McNair who
s a member of the citizens' commit
ec was present at tho meeting nnd
liscusscd tho question at some length
In regard to city officials so many
me been, suggested for tho various
ifliccs that it would bo impossible to
nention them all. But among those
nost prominently mentioned forvmay
r aro: J, L. Kronenbcrg, J. W.
Iast, C. R. Wade, John Nielson, II.
2. Dipple, Dr, L. P. Sorcnsen, ;Geo.
?. Topping, D. M. Avcrill and oth
?rs. For tho office of City Recorder
.here seems to bo' general satisfac
,ion with tho work of E. B. Kaus
ud, and he will in aU probability bo
sleeted again with little or no oppos
;tion. As to Councilmcn, thero is so much
.imber, or at least there have been
so many suggested that wo certainly
night to get a council that would do
'.hings about right. !,
Among those wb have heard mcn
tioned for tho eastward, aro J. Ll.
'vronenberg, F. J. Chatburn, J. II...
lould, J. Ira SIdwell,' Herbert Brown,-'
R. W. Windsor, E. B. Fish, Dr."S. J.
Mann, W. C. Scllmcr, Fred Mehl, and
ithers whoso names Wf.do not now
recall. - f
For tho west ward tho nnmes of
Dr. L. P. Sorcnsen, Dr. S. C. Endicott,
I. T. Sulliavn, F. S. Perry, ,R. C. Mc-'
Kinnis, F E. Oakes, C. R. Wado. 'b.
. Trowbridge; C.-E. Bowman, C. E.
tvlepfe'r, E. H. Fish, and others have
.It would seem that but'of all this
bunch of men, -nearly nil - of whom
would ho good men for tho positions
that a mayor and six councilman
;ould bo selected that would bo a
;rcdit to any city, nnd ; accomplish
some good work during tho next two
WHISKEY POURED INTO
THE SEWER AT ALBANY
Albany, Ore.,. March 23. Eight!
.hundred nnd forty , two pints of whis
key was confiscated hero by orders
of tho circuit court yesterday under
u prosecution alleging tho liquor had
been shipped , into dry . territory und
not properly labeled. Sheriff Hod in
ind Chief of Polico Austin poured
tho contents of tho bottles into the
sower. Last night 40 pints were tak
sn from a dray which was onrofito
to a local drug xtoro and that liquor
was also emptied into tho sewers.
FUATIMtES RESTORED TO FACE
MAPM DESOLATE IN 8A.MWILL
Itf.lllmori.. Mnrcli '23. WIth'li now
iioko. iiiado from ono of Ids rllm.
( rapped to his face, which wan de
nuded of feature In a wiwinlll iiit.
limit tin eo yearn ago,, mm Aiitn, u
young CiiiiiMllfJii. In roroviitfmr from
u ndiuul'.uhlo opuiutlon at u IiohjiI
lal hwrii. It was I ho moid Impor
tant or u urjttn ot xiitii grim which
huvu I'lvmi IiIh now Him urn! now u
now tw tnvuwl with idtfi) luliin
f i nni hi fnndieud, Tlm In id mwi a.
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