Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Semi-weekly Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 1910-1915 | View This Issue
. . Oregon
The Recorder covers the
Bandon field thoroughly
A modern equipped job
BANDON, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL,,! 7 1914
CUKKY COUNTY MEN WHO SHOT
GOLD BEACH, Ore., April 15.
Judge Coke adjurned the April term
of Circuit court last evening after
receiving the final report of the grand
jury. The grand jury reported in
dictments for manslaughter against
Mr. Mqyer who is charged with hav
ing shot a rancher of Chetco section
for a bear, and also against Mr. Eg
gara who recently killed a miner in
The Sixes river country for a deer
The cases were taken before tho
grand jury by attorney Meredith,
who holds that the killing of hunters
is something more than an accident.
Jubgo Coke fixed the bail in each cese
at $300 and it is doubtful if either
will bo able to furnish it.
Their trials were set for August
10, when the next regular term of
circuit court will be held here.
The grand jury heard part of the
wittnesses in the case of Riley Cool
ey, who was arrested and brought
back from California a few month!
ago for the murder of Van Pelt here
fifteen years ago. Stephen A.
Doyle, thes pecial detectivo who work
ed up the case against Cooley'and J.
W. Higgins, the Spokane banker,
yesterday wired District Attorney
Meredith that they could not attend
this term of court. In consequence
the grand jury continued the hear
ing until the August term of court
when the same grand jury will resum
the Investigation of it.
An indictment was also brought
against Tony Canonica for fur
nishing liquor to a minor This
case has arrouscd much intorest in
this vicinity as Canonica Is a rancher
and claimed that the liquor was
brought here for his personal use.
Judge Coke and Reporter Loud
started for home this morning, the
equity cases on tho calander hav
ing been disposed of.
ANOTHER GOOD ONE COM
ING TO THE GRAND.
Putrons of tho Grand Theatre will
enjoy another of thoso exclusive fea
tures next Sunday night, when "The
Vampire," a Kalem drama in three
parts, will be presented. Among the
features of tho picture is the famou
Vampire Dance by Mr. Bert French
and Miss Alice Eis. Tho story of the
play is as follows: Harold is ensnar
ed by tho wiles of Sybil, an adven
turess. The boy forgets Helen, hit
country sweetheart. Sybil's inilu
ence over himis so evil that ho can
no longer apply himself to his work
His employer finally discharges him
and when his money is gono tho ad
ventures throws him over. He be
comes a drunkard, and Helen, failinp
to hear from him, comes to the city
where she secures a position. Harold
finally desides to become a hold-up
num and to pass away tho time bo-
fore midnight ho goes to n theatre
whuro Bert French and Alice Lis arc
presenting their famous Vampire
Dance, banco, tho characters being
an artist and a vampire in tho guisi'
of a wood nymph. Harold see tho
artist attracted by tho beautiful crea
turn and then his struggles as he
realizes what the result of tho fascin
ation must inevitably be. Tho vie
turn beats her in his frenzy of fear,
but is irresistably drawn into the toils
by the vampires fiendish wiles. The
vampire fascinates the man by her
beauty and lures him toward a for
est dell, and there the horrible crea
ture miccoeds In taking his life, liar
old fcclx tlmt a veil has been torn
from IiIh eyes. He seems to have re
viewed hia life with Sybil, and vows
to reform. Ho succeeds in regaining
his position and once nioro takes hi
plure tuiiong men. The boy learns
of Jlidens pretence In tint city, but
ran find no lime of hur. Hyhll, Irurn
inir of lluiold'u prosperity, attempt
to ilnijr linn into her net mite iiioh
hut Hut hoy, with I ho memory of ho
' Vumpiin IbinitJ" before him, r'
iti'U hi'i Units, Tliul iiIkM Iio finds
Hvh'H Mini o llimiiu III iWiirniullon
ilujMiM'rt linmudlule (imnluyi'. Ill
1 1 Ml
LOCAL AGENCY FOR FORD
IS PLACING MANY CARS.
S. G. Whitsctt, local agent for the
Ford automobile, has sold nine ma
chines this spring and has a number
of other excellent prospects. Mr.
Whitsett is a live wire and the Ford
of 1914 model is taking the eye of the
automobile lovers. Mr. Whitsett has
a half pago ad in this issue telling of
the superiority of the Ford.
LOCAL BASE BALL MEN ELECT
. THEIR MANAGER AND
Subsequent to tho Coos Bnse Ball
meeting held nt Marshfield" Tuesday
a meeting of local fans was held
in Bandon Wednesday nigh and plan
for tho coming season were arrang
ed. A board of directors consisting f
Dr. Smith J. Mann, president, W. S.
Wells and E. G. Cassidy was elected
and George M. LafTaw was chosen
mannger of tho Bandon team.
It was decided at themeeting to
mako public tho ''methods of financ
ing the ball team, and to keep the
public posted on all matters.
Some of the boys are beginning to
work out and thero is every evid
ence that Bandon will have one of
tho fastest base ball teams in her
An old German legend)
Who is Bishop Murtir.? That is-.
the man of whom I wish to tell you.
Martin was a Roman soldier in the
army of Constantino The Great
which was sent to fight the army of
Herod, just overrunning tho eastern
part of Europe. Martin was a fear
less fighter and exemplary trust
worthy was selected to carry a mes-
corps to the general of another divis
ion. The day was cold, sow, hail rain ar
row pierced by high wind made tho
trip over the extreme poor roads very
Martin was supplied with n long
wamus, a sort of an overcoat. Against
all tho inclements of weather he forc
ed the horse without feed or stop at
noon. Onward they toiled and shortly
before sunset he met an old man,
This man was sick, hungry, very poor
ly clothed, and nearly given out. Ho
addressed Martin, begging for a small
gift. What had Martin to give?
Neither money nor bread was in his
possession, tho only advantage was
the warm coat, he takes it oft" and with
his sword he cut it in two, hands
one part to the poor man and replac
es the other half over his shoulder
and then proceeded onward.
Boforo darkness had fully fallen
he came to an old shanty inhabited
by a poor woman whose husband had
been slain, behind the house wns somo
sort of shelter and in it some hay,
thero he fastened tho horse, went to
the house to ask for somo nourish
ment, he received n slice of bread
and a drink of goat milk.
After stilling his hunger ho prayed,
thanked tho poor woman and returned
to whore his horse was fastened and
laid down on the hay and fell asleep,
Long and sound was tho rest. All at
onco a bright light forced him to op
en his eyos. At his feet stood a
man surrounded by a number of an
gels, the man wore a part of his ov
er coat which he hud given to the
por man of yesterday, upon his head
there wuh n crown of thorns. A
mild voice culled "Arriso Martin, you
are the man selected by me, you are
selected for higher and nobler doedit,
lay down thy sword, feur not, I shall
ho with you, I urn Christ the son of
At tlmt moment u rooster crowed,
the uppurutlon wu gone und so who
Martin urosu, suddlud his horse,
unit wwiit mi Ills urrund, Not Ioiik
ujftur, mi (lie road, he runiu In u moii
ustury, liu jmumlml UKiilnst ll lur
mid )1 wms ojiuni'd by u monk. Mm
Mil wild Iwnu ntt)i'd und imtli itwiv
il liuvpllulll)', Aflvr muH!liK $t
w, nil vfiu'l u liMjfw 'lliiliw imn
TO (M DANCE
COMMERCIAL CLUB WILL DED
ICATE HANRAHAN'S MEW
FLOOR APRIL 25th
The new dancing pavillion, hciiitf
built by Pat Hanrahan on 2nd street
am puu poioiduioo oq uoos hjav '9a
fir.? dance' will be given by wo Com
mercial Club Saturday evening, April
25th. The music will be furnished
by Kausrud's orchestra.
The new pavillion has a floor space
GO by 70 feet and will be one of the
finest dunce halls in the county.
The building is so arranged that
It can be used for other amusement n
and public gatherings. It will also
make an ideal basket ball arena. Mr.
Hanrahan is sparing no pains or mon
ey to make his pavillion a credit to
BOOKS WILL CLOSE APRIL 30T1I
UNTIL AFTER PRIMARIES
Only a fow more days remain in
which to register before tho primar
ies as tho registration books will
closo on Jthe evening of April 30th,
and remain closed until after tho pri
maries, May 15th, and it is necces
sary for every body who wants tc
Vote to be registered, as it is impos
sible to Bwcar a voto at the primaries.
C. B. Zeek informed a representa
tive of the Recorder that ho would
bo ia his office from, now until May
1st for tho purpose of registering
voters, and voters cjfti also register
at tho real estate office of Dippel &
ARREST OF AMERICAN
MARINES IS LAST STRAW
Washington, April 15. President
Huerta must not only apoligize for
various past offenses, but he must
protniso to be good in tho future, if he
is not to experience consequences
which may mean Armed American
intervention in Mexico.
This in effect is what President
Wilson told tho members of tho sen
ate and house foreign committees to
day. He insists the time for tempor
izing is past. Ho churucterized
Huerta's attitude as a series of stud
ied insults toward tho United States.
American naval officers and men havo
been arrested in Vera Cruz and at
Tampico. Official dispatches ' to
Charge d'AlTaires O'Shaughnessy havo
been held up and only delivered when
O'Shaughnessy demanded them di
rectly of Huerta.
For somo time past tho Moxico City
de fucto's government has indicated
that it considered mere apoligics su
fficient in cases whero American rights
or dignity were involved. Apparent
ly there was no thought of reparation
for serious offenses against Ameri
cans by Mexican civil and military of
ficials. Immediately after tho arrest of As
sistant Paymaster Kopp and his men
at I'nmpico an orderly from Admiral
Fletcher's llagship at Vera Cruz waa
sent ashore in full uniform for mull.
With the olllcial mail suck across his
shoulder, he wus urrosted, locked up
and not released until summary rep
restitutions were inudu to the until
orilles. The Mexican federul olllrer
who iiiiido tliu arrest wuh punished on
In Prusldent Wilson' opinion, tlio
most serious fart of ull wus tlmt (he
olllululs of the Mifgrupli Dlllru in Mux
no Hly withhold nllU'lul djmtrli
to rnuK U'Alluiiu frCilmuHhiiuwty
until limy hud Uvm inl o llu mmr
und his iimlnn hud Uim uimi
tvr vim mlimy. W&lmwlmmy
auly m 111 tilminhm u wgj hjuIJ
CLUB TO MEET
SPECIAL MEETING AT THE COM
MERCIAL CLUB HALL ON
There will bo a special meeting of
the Bandon Commercial club Satui
day evening at 8:00 o'clock, for the
purpose of electing delegates to nt
tend the meeting of the Comnicrcia
bodies of the County to bo held at
Coquille April 20th for the purpose of
making preparations for a Coos Coun
ty exhibit at tho Panama Pacific ex
position. It is expedient that this Countj
have a good exhibit at tho fair and
it is also ncccessary for Bandon to
have good representation at the meet
ing Monday, consequently every mem
ber of tho Commercial Club should
uttend the meeting Saturday night.
PROMOTER KNOWN HERE IN
TROUBLE WITH WEST COAST
Oakland, Cal., April 15. As an out
come of the trouble of the California
Trona company John H. Somerd, real
estatcHn'bicer was Monday arrested
on two charges of felony embezzle
ment. Somers is accussed by C. V
Lake, secretary of the West Coast
Development company of Bandon, Or.
The foregoing taken from the
Marshfield Record is in substance tho
same as that appearing in tho San
To verify these statements a rop-
resntiitivc of the Recorder called up
on C. R. Wade, n director of the West
Coast Development Co., who stated
that he was familiar with al tho facts
connected with tho matter, and that
it hud not been the intention of the
Company to make any statement con
cerning tho matter unless Oregon pa
pers learned it from some other
He stated that for a very short
time J. II. Somers had been connected
with the project of the West Const
Development Co., but that his ac
tions were entirely unsatisfactory to
tho company and that the company
"fired" Somers, intending thereupon
to dismiss the matter. Somers,
however, not desiring to stay fired
proceeded to interpose obstacles in
tho company's way, with the result
that two representatives of tho com
pany are now in San Francisco to
abate the obstructions, and with tho
further result that in default of
$-1000 bail, Mr. Somers is in jail,
nwaiting trial on two felonious
charges of embezzlement, and beyond
these facts, the company has no fur
ther statement to make.
ALONG THE WATERFRONT.
Tho Fifield arrived last night at
five o'clock with 180 tons of freight
and the following passengers: Ed
gar Roberts and wife, Miss Emma
Schmidt, Miss E. Sanborn, J. II. Mc
Clure, li. McClure, J. F. Woudlinir.
wifo and baby, C. C. Carter, J. Fra-
ser, J. Parks, A. J. Bell, J. M. Kin
cude. Miss Juauita Hatcher, Nick
SurraSurra, H. B. Henry, Chus, Mor
row, I). G, Neal unci wife, M. J
Stralil, A. It. Curtis, Win. Sells, C.
Young und wife, J. A. Agen, . I.
Wlglitiimn, W. C. Tinner, J. 8. Ten
oil, A. V. Foluoin, John Neu).
The Fifield will full iiguin tomor
row t'VKiiliig ut 7:00 o'uhidlt.
Tho lluiidon will will mm Hun
FiunnUfo Hulunlu)' uvunlnif for Hun-
Trio KllruUdh will mrlv.i in Hun
dull tomorrow twwiliu? ft ml piol.
uhly suit uHuju Muwlsy uuraiiiij.
M- J. S'mim of llu b Unit
GOOD ROADS DAY ONE
WEEK FROM TOMORROW
Ono week from tomorrow, April
25th, is the day when every man who
s able to use pick and shovel, ax or
any other tool is expected jto don ov
eralls and jumper and go forth to
help build good roads. Many Ban
don men have expressed their inten
tion of assisting in t)ic work and it in
probable that most of the business
houses in town will closo on that day
between the hours of 8 and 5 oclock.
CONTRACTS FOR STREET WORK
LET AND ASSESSMENTS
The City Council met in regula'
session at the city hall Wednesday
night. The main feature of busines.
was the equalizing of the asses?
ments in Sewer district No. 1. Tin
Council after considering the matte
Jioroughly decided the assessmen
vas equitable and passed it.
The bids for constructing Firs
street West were opened, and th
BiTndon Construction Co., witli W. H
Webb as manager, was awarded the
contract, their bid being the lowest.
Tho ordinance for establishing th
grade on Oregon Avenue was rca.
and adopted. This provides for t
12 per cent grade, .beginning at thi
intersection with Wall Street ant
running to the top of the Oregon Av
A resolution to build a floating doc!
at the foot of Chicago avenue was
Tho Pythian Improvement Clul"
presented a petition asking that i
fine be levied on people for spitting
on tho sidewalk's ami cross walks
Tho city attorney was ordered tt
draw an ordinance making it a fini
of from $5 to $10.
Tiio city attorney was also instruc
ted to draw a plumbing ordinance
with provisions to employ a plumbinf
tt. E. L. BEDILLION IS
LIKELY TO BRING SUI'i
Warner Ogren, manager of the
Marshfield league baseball team o'
last year, has a law suit bogie fol
lowing him and Attorney G. T. Tread
gold, of Bandon who was here ove
night, told tho Record this morning
tho suit will likely bo filed shortly
The complainant as the matter standi
is R. E. L. Rcdillion of Bandon, win
irranged with Mr. Ogren for i
Marshfield team to play at Haniloi
on last Fourth of July. The Marsh
field team did not go to Bandon at
Mr. Bcdillion claims Ogren agreed
and the Bandon team suffered a bi(
loss of money on that account. Tin
circumstance will bo recalled us tlx
Bandon peopleo wore very angry a
the time. On the morning of tin
Fourth, tho Marshfield players wen
undecided whether to start out, a.
the weather looked very unfavorable
and they expected thero would bo no
game, and therefore preferred to sta
at home. Tho Bandoniuns hail the
biggest crowd they had seen nt a ball
game in many years und when the
Marshfield players did not come,
they had to refund the money. The
Record recalls it, Bandon promised
Marshfield $100 for tho game.
There was talk after tho moraine
train left of chartering u boat for the
players und taking tliein to Bandon
This wan when the weather cleared
and the day promised to bo fine
J. P. Curjtenlor wus over from Coos
Buy on business yesterday.
L. G. Knott of MiiiHlifield wus reg
iKtorcd nt the Hotel Gulller ynster
Uon, II. Tracy, Jr., bun It oxuinlner
left (nix morning for I'onluiwl ufler
uu Inspenllmi tour of the bunks In
Coos und Curry lountloN.
Don't furiM the pillion- toiidliur
fiumiliiu: ul tho Mh;li twliool uudltor
(urn IoiiIkIiL It will ho tliu lusl
iimliug of tliu rnmn Hiii uo maul'
lwil ummmhi lm ktyjJ jUiijuiJixJ
ItetuyUm uUmmI Iq His wdMbm
of the fctlug) fjioulij inmhU
TO EACH TEAM
GREEMENT AT MEETING OF
FANS AT MARSHFIELD
A meeting of the base ball fans
of the county was held at Mnrshfield
from Marshfield, North Bend, Ban-
ion and Norway were present.
Bandon was represented by J. T.
Sullivan, George M. LafTaw, L. L.
Brandenbcrg and E. G. Cassidy.
Of this meeting the Mnrshfield
Record says: '
At the baseball meeting yesterday
tho same old trouble arose over the.
luestion of engageing outside players
md after the towns of Bandon, Nortli '
Bend and Marshfield had declared
for wido open arrangements in that
feature, Mr RaclifT of Norway
mid lie could not ngreo to it since
lis people were not favorable to en
gaging players and lie retired from
he deliberations. Thereupon the
meeting decided to appoint two men
'rom eacli of the rsmaining delega
tions for the purpose of working out
i scheme of organization and to rcc
imeivd officers for the league. .
The committee wrta out between a
lalf and three quarters of an hour
md then the meeting was called to
jrdcr and reported. "Jack" Sullivan
of Bandon made the report verbally
and it was tho sense of the committee
it would be best to compromise on
he number of players that may be
ncaired and tho committee, Mr. Sul
livan iiaid, had agreed tho league
ould get along with two extra men,
Hnd everybody who is not in the
county at the present timo shall bo
;onsidercd as outsiders The commit
tcemen said they could recommend
Hugh McLain for president of tho
league, and J. A. Smith of Nortli
Bond, for secretary and treasurer.
Neither Mr. McLain nor Mr. Smith
would accept each claiming they
would not have time to attend prop
erly to the work. Several others
were talked of, among them "Jaci;
Sullivan, of Bandon for president
but ho did not wish the election.
Gcorgo Rotner and Ben Chandler
were each spoken of for secretary,
but ono of the Marshfield delegations
Lliought that Chandler would best, lie
)ut of the official family smco Ho
wanted to manage the Marshfield
'.earn. Mr. Rotner said ho would be
iwa'y several times during tho sum
mer and they should havo some one
vlio will be on the ground. The mat
ters were finally decided by electing
Henry Kern, of North Bend, presi
dent and Arthur McKeown of Marsh
field as secretary and treasurer.
The committee reported it had de
cided there shall bo a four or six
team league, there being three pros
pective members along tho Coquille
Coquille, Myrtle Point and Norway.
All these teams will bo invited to
enter tho league, and if the three
will not join, then ono may ho se
lected. However, tho senco of the
meeting was that tho first club up
plying should bo accepted us tho
DOMESTIC SCIENCE GIRLS
ENTERTAIN WITH LUNCHEON
Edna Gallier, Helen Stephenson and
Amy Winsor of tho domestic science
class of tho Bandon High School en
tertained at dinner Saturday evening
there being seventeen guest h present.
Tho menu consisted of corn soup, to
mato salad, potatoes, peas and
steak with bread, butter and choco
late. The dessert was fruit naiad
served in orange cups, und tho entire
inenuo for seventeen people cost just
Tho guests were: Mr. und Mrs. P.
0. Stephenson, Mr. und Mrs. R. W.
Windsor, Mr. und .Mrs. Steve Gulller,
Mr. und Mrs. J. II. Smith, Mrs. Win.
Lynn, Messrs. Roy Thorn, (Jlurmiijo
Tultln, ltiitiutr Oulller, Klduyy WIN
Hums, ('no, Windsor und Mis, (lludys
Hlr.HU, Oitlllhi hv mid Miullm
Wm, JIiu liojt Imu down funn do
iwiil it wiv ui tiny hwlilnif ulUn'
Uui lulMimi lit lib jiumeily jo Wit