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SEMI-WEEKLY BANDON" RECORDER, FRIDAY, APRIL' I71K, 1914
PILOTS FOR SHIPS
Captain Rodman, II. S. N., Will
Have Absolute Command.
CAPTAINS MUST ABDICATE
Official Pilot Will Be Deputy on Every
Vessel That Passes Engines Will
Be Locked With Special Device From
Entrance to Exit To Furnish Gup
plies at Mouth.
Colon. Pannnin. That tho'Panamu
canni will not only be ready for com
mercial shipping In July, but bo safe ns
to be "fool iixif" from a sailor's point
of view, is the hssurnnco by Captain
IJukIi Ilodimin, XL 8. N., who will have
entire charge of all the details of put
ting shipping through.
According to Captain Rodman, the
meteorological icondltlons arc more fa
vorable for shipping nt the entrances
of the Panama cannl than at almost
any other port in the world of any
thing like the importance of Colon and
Balboa. At Colon the completion or
one breakwater and the far advance of
another glvo n still water entrance to
the i-ti nut. The aids to navigation
through (j'atun lake have been made so
clear that, as he believes, captains will
find (he passage through, day or night,
as safe 'and easy as a walk down
Ilruadwny and the Culchrn cut passage
ns safe as any large river.
AH vessels entering the canal will
have a canal pilot, who will take the
ship to an anchorage, frniii which she
may not move without permission of
Captain Hodman or one of his port cap
tains, conveyed ollicliill through tlie
All the olllcials who visit ships must
report to Captain Hodman asahcad of
the department of canal operation. Am
soon as the uarantlue oilleer releases
u ship one of the other canal officials
will go on board.
As soon as a ship moves toward the
canal its wireless and all signal ar
rangements will be under the (mined!-
OAtTAIN H170II RODMAN.
ate control of the canal authorities,
represented by the cnnal pilot In nd
Utlon to the wireless nud the Interna
tional code signal systems ench pilot
will have with him certain "shape" Big
sals. At three commanding points on
the lino canal signal stations have been
provided, so that from one of them
every ship will he practically in sight
during Its entire passauc.
The olivines of a ship will be turned
over to the canal authorities tlio mo
ment the vessel tics up to the approach
wall of the canal locks. The engines
will Immediately bo locked by the ca
nal ottleiiiJs by means of n steel chain
ami n sealing dovlce. This lock will bo
under thu constant watch of n cnnal
guard and an engineer of the ship until
after leaving the lock's, when its re
moval Is ordered by the canal pilot on
The pilot ha've been selected by Cap
tain Uodman. and for three months he
has been Instructing and training them.
Four o'f them arc from the canals of
the great lakes, men who havo had ex
perience taking thu large ore ships
through tlio Sault Ste. Mario cnnal.
With these will be associated n num
ber of picked men who arc thoroughly
familiar with conditions at the Panamn
At the Pacific entrance to tho canal.
Captain Itodman says, ships wilt find
no tide Interference whatever nnd an
abundance of nuuhorngo room.
When a vessel notifies the canal au
thorities In advance of Its arrival as to
what supplies are needed they will bo
put on board In tho quickest possible
The law authorizing tho furnishing
of supplied to shipping nt cost Is Inter
preted here to Include tlio making of
repairs nt cost, nnd this also will be
Captain lloduwn graduated In
nnd all except six yearn of his iwvlco
Inro hex hoitii nt N'n. Ho tins lioen
ttrtiund 'In world tiro I limn ami bus
i'oii)ii)iiii lil In tiearl)' vxtry Mtt
port In the world. M wm IIixIhibm
whmiii Ailmlrwl limey sent f tit'iiiuml
tbt Kiirr.'iwler of Hut WnUh Miterlwi
tw ('rriMl'l ir llninl, huiI4i of Waitlist
Ihi M llvr Joi M W Uiy,
An Unexpected and Badly Needed
Feast In the Arctic.
Noah in his ark could not bare been
more delighted vvcr the return of the
dove than were the members of EJnar
Mlkkclsen's party, in the desert of
Greenland Ice; vlth the sight of a
flock ojffvlld geese. In "Lost In the
Arctl jpbaptaln MlkkclscaMells of
their "tfltd of food, of the fatrguo of a
long sledge Journey nnd of bis own Ill
ness, lie had become so weak that be
was obliged to ride on the sledge. Con
sequently their progress was very slow.
We drive on between a lot of little
Islands or banks of glacial Ice. Slid
enly Iverson makes a snatch at the
sledge, causing the dogs to halt. in as
tonishment, and whispers eagerly.
"Look, look! What's thatr He points
to something that looks like n lot of
round 'stones, and I can scarcely be
lieve my eyes. It Is a big flock of
geese, sitting there sound asleep. They
have not heard us. In a few seconds
Iverson Is oji his wny townrd them.
! of .course remain where I am on the
He takes aim, fires and the whole
flock rises.' Stop n minute! Isn't there
qne on thd. ground? I snatch up the
glass. Not one, but two are loft upon
the field, mid after following the shriek
ing thick a little wny Iverson returns,
beaming with Joy. a big fat goose In
either hand. We are delighted nnd
drive ofT southward in tlieybest of
spirits. Iverson even stops every now
nnd then to feel the splendid fat bodies
of the birds, and wo do nothing but
talk of what a feast we are to have
when they are cooked. The dogs are
doing their best. Iverson marches at
the rear of the slcdce, singing nt the
top of his voice; and even I feel a lit
Arctic and Antarctio Problems That
Still Remain Unsolved.
The era of pole hunting Is now Imp
plly over, and the best result of Pea
ry's and Amundsen's athletic featsln
the. north and south is that the really
Important problems of the clrcumpolnr
regions can henceforth be attacked
with a single mind. From n scientific
standpoint enough work remains to be
done In these regions to last for sev
The'nntarctlc has only been scratch
ed, ho to speak. Owing to the diverse
scales used In school geographies the
average man goes through life with
bndly warped Ideas concerning the rel
ative sizes of various parts of the
earth's surface, and so probably few
peoplo realize that the antarctic conti
nent Is very much larger than Europe
in fact, about ns Inrge as Europe and
Australia combined. Of this uugo con
tinent we do not know even the shape
and location of the coast line, except
for one long stretch south of Australia
nnd a few widely scattered points else
where, while the whole Interior, apart
from a narrow wedge between Ross
sen and the pole. Is virtually blank on
In the arctic a patch of a million
square miles is still absolutely un
touched. to much for-peru surface
geography; but. of course, modern po
lar research Includes' u wide ratine of
nongeogrnphlcnl problems pertaining
to such diverse subjects ns geology,
glaclology. meteorology. rerrpstrliri mag
netism, seismology, oceanography, zool
ogy. botany, physiology, ethnology and
archaeology. Itevlew of Reviews.
8ure to Return.
One morning a merchant whose
goods did not very strongly substanti
ate his advertising claims put out a
new sign. He was pleased to see that
(i great ninny people stopped to read it.
but directly he was puzzled nnd nn
gored to notice thut they all went on,
laughing. There wns nothing funny
about the sign. It merely rend:
If You Buy Hero Once
You Will Como Again.
The merchant went outside In a ens
unl sort of way nnd glnnced nt his sign
to see what wns the matter. Sumo
one. no doubt u former customer, had
added another Una It now read:
If You Buy Hero Once
You Will Como Aitaln'
To Bring It Back.
Wearing spectacles to protect tho
eyes from the glare of the sun Is a
very old custom. The nntlves of tho
fir'northern regions long ago Invented
spectacles of wood with n very narrow
silt In the center to diminish ns far as
possible the continual glare of thtMong
arctic day. It Is said that the Emperor
Nero, who was nu albino nnd whose
eyes were therefore very sensitive to
light, used amethysts or emeralds to
shield his eyes.
"Good gracious," exclaimed n vlcnr
as he met a vlllagu laliorer wearily
pulling a loaded wheelbarrow. "It
would 1st much easier if you pushed
"Daresay," was the answer, "but P.
sleU of the very sight of It" London
"What Is the wny of the transgres
sor?" linked the IhxiIi,
"Flfttrii oiincin to the pound." re
plied tile groiii'lL-Ciiiclniiutl ICiujulrtr.
Well, It's ffuapended.
Tup, It'll nn oiw Ihlnit."
MVlml l II, W wmr
"J n iiUhh muiIi'Iiiii H biiNKlng
Hm 1 1 mi r - Ihilliiiinrv Aiiitrlruil,
A jwlimi 1ri' llflurb
DIET AND COLOR.
What Man Eata Seems to' Determine
the Shade of His Skin.
What you eat determines your color,
according to ItergfleldlAi German inves-tlgator-not
necessarily that you your
self could effect any change of color,
but your ancestors for thousands of
years have, unconsciously been Influ
enced by the food they have eaten nnd
tho drinks they have drunk.
For instance, tho original men were
black, says llergfleld. Their chief diet
was or vegetables and fruits, he ex
plains, nnd these same foods contain
mangnnntes that are not unlike lrou.
lJfrk browns and blacks result from
this combination. It la a scientific fact
that negroes who drink milk and eat
meat are never ns dark ns those who
Ue goes on to ndd thut the Indian Is
red because for hundreds nnd perhaps
thousands of years he has taken Into
his system tho haemoglobin or Jed ma
terlitl In the blood of animals which
he bus killed for their food.
Again. Mongols are yellow because
they have descended from races that
were fruit eating' and who. making
their wny Into the deepest nooks nnd
widest plnlns of Asln. developed Into
shepherds nnd lived largely on milk.
Of,course It is known that milk con
tains a certain per cent of chlorine and
Ins a decidedly bleaching effect. In
thu case of Caucasians they are said to
have become white by adding salt to
their foods, which common salt Is n
strong chloride and powerful In blench
ing the skin. Chicago Trlbime.
How the Putmotor Is Used to Restore
The pulmotor Is an automatic resus
citation appliance which produces a
flow of Inhaled and exhaled air by n
single nozzle, the rhythm ot respiration
adjusting Itself automatically to the
dimensions of the lung, and thus the
astonishing result is produced of n
seemingly lifeless body beginning to
lueathe regularly as soon as the pul
motor is placed in connection with It.
Tint! pulmotor works directly on the
respiratory organs and If the spark of
lite still e.Nts will fan It Into 'a flame
and give the heart and lungs n chance
The pulmotor is used on persons over
come by gas, electric shock, apparent
ly drowned or In other cases where tho
breathing of the patient has been seri
ously Impaired or stopped entirely and
where there still remains u slight heart
action. Its motive power Is an oxygen
cylinder containing this gns, which will
supply a 00 per cent mixture of air
and oxygen to the patient for forty
minutes. It has n great ndvantago
over nrtttlclul respiration by hand In
that it forces larger amounts of oxy
genated air Into the lungs than It Is
possible by ordinary methods of artifi
cial respiration, und the work enn be
kept up longer. Philadelphia Press.
The department of agriculture esti
mates that .there are 1.140.000.000 acres
of tillable land in the United States
and that only 27 per cent of this Im
mense area Is under ''cultivation. It
might add that of tho 27 per cent ac
tually cultivated comparatively few
acres are bandied In such a wny as to
show anything like their maximum pro
duction. Here Is food for tho pessimist Tho
man who fears thut the country is
Hearing actual exhaustion may And
cheer In the thought that little mure
than a quarter of the nvullable agricul
tural land Is being made productive.
Supply Inevitably meets demand, nnd
us the demnnd for agricultural productH
Increases thu supply will bo enlarged
by the development of regions which
hnve not been touched by tho plow.
Cleveland Plain Denier.
William Chase, the painter, la a
tencher whose criticisms nro nwnlted
with some trepidation by his pupils.
One "criticism day" Mr. Chase came to
the canvas of a pretentious nnd vnln
young mnu. who wns considering with
obvious complacency a portrait which
he had smeared thereon.
"It's coating out nicely," he told Mr.
Chase said not n ward, but took tur
pentine bottle, paint knife and rag and
worked Industriously at the canvas un
til there was n clean surface there.
"Ah, yes." he remarked, "It's coming
out nicely." New York Post
(lod bo thanked forliooks! They are
tho voices of the distant and the dead
nnd make us heirs of tho splrltunl life
or past nges. Hooks are the true level
ers. They give to all who will faith
fully use them the society, the spiritual
presence, of the best and greatest of
our race. William Ellery Chaunlng.
Tommy Pop. what Is the difference
between u dialogue nnd n monologue?
Tonimy'H Fop When two women tulk.
my sou, It's u dialogue; when n womiin
curries on u conversation with her bus
hand It's u mouoloKue 1'hlliidelphlii
Do You So thi Pointr
Probably the mini who guve circula
tion to tlio Idea (hat there li always !
more room ut the top had never hccii h
ryrniiitil. H'oiiiun' Homo Companion.
"Mmliri I'lluhty Is mrlHliily mi mi to
IhIi irlrl "
"Up in ihilei Jimvi'im! Hhe'i. up l '
sitrMilK"-l"l.m 'JViiiiwrll't. ,
A ml limy i!o )mue,ir
EASY FOR SHARKS
Money Lenders Near Capitol
Charge Excessive Interest.
CLERKS ARE EXTRAVAGANT.
Aggregate Loans Estimated ot $500,
0C0, and tho Average interest 150
Per Cent, or $750,000 Laf Con
gress Evaded by Monejp.endera
Moving Across Potomac to Virginia.
Washington. Or nil tho shndy In
terests which' are enrried on by govern
ment employees in Very department
the "loan shark" evil is said to bo tho
worst For years department heads
and bureau clilefs have failed to stump
out the class of men w,ho carry on
the business among their associates or
lending small sums at excessively large
rules or Interest.
In the olllce of, the United Stntes at
torney for the District or Columbia nro
riled nt the present time no less than
tlfty distinct charges of "loan shark
ing," the offenders Including profes
sional money leiulers. In u preliminary
statement recently given out Assistant
District Attorney Given said that no
less thnn 1,000 coniplnlnts or violation
of the loan shark, law have been re
ceived rrom persons who requested
that their names be not made public.
A little over a year ago congress en
acted a drastic law against "loan shark
lug.'" The Interest rates which had
formerly ranged from B0. per cent to
,'UXi per cent a year, were cut to 1 per
cent a month. For a time It was be
lieved that the business in Washington
was dead' Then the money lenders
put their heads together and several of
the professionals who maintained of
fices In the downtown section of tho
city tried the first evasion of tho law.
It is about twelve city blocks from
the western edge or tho downtown dis
trlct to the Virginia side or the Poto
mac river. Within fifteen feet or the
high water mark on the Virginia side
or the river two or three or tho lend
ers built olllces and hung out three
halls. An Interurbun electric line gave
easy access to iwid rrom the city. Signs
giving notice or the change of location
were displayed before their downtown
Washington olllces and several other
shops 'boro signs of a change of resi
dence to Alexandria, Vn.. flvo miles
down the Potomac.
Thus by co-operation among tho
money lenders the entire professional
"loan shark" business of Washington
was moved to Virginia, with tho ex
ception of tho "amateur" money lend
ers In the government departments.
Tills, the police round, is tho thing that
the district attorney's ofllce Is deter
mined to s'tamp out.
It Is said that a negro messenger In
tho treasury department accumulated
over $50,000 during Ills, thlrty-flvo
years or service through loaning small
sums nt excessive rates or fntcrest.
One of the money lemlers established
between his Washington office and his
olllce on the Virginia shore n lalf hour
automobile livery service for clients In
downtown Washington, ncross Poto
mac park and tho Highway brldgo Into
Vlrglnln. It proved too expensive, how
ever Washington, filled with residents
whose homes are elsewhere, has prob
ably the most apathetic civic con
science In tho world. Its population is
nearly as cosmopolitan as that or At
lantic City, nnd there Is n spirit or
rivalry as to dress and 'Trent" In the
very municipal atmosphere.' A man
with n government position has a pres
tige In his home community thnt rew
other positions or employment confer.
The Incumbent thinks he must'llvo' up
to It by aping the dress and manners
of the Idlo rich. The messenger with a
salary of StWO or $700 a year alms to
dress like his superior, the clerk. He
does not want the public to think he Is
a mere messenger. The clerk would bo
a division chief, and ho aspires to dress
tho part. He goes the messenger one
better by allowing himself to bedrnwn
into the' ultra atmosphere of petty so
cial nffnirs In Washington, which rare
ly get him anywhere. The division
elder likes to be mistaken ror nn us
sistnnt secretary. And thus tho merry
gnme goes on.
HEARS LAST RITES BY PHONE.
Telephone Enables Dylnfj Man to At
tend Wife' Funeral.
Pnterson. N. J. - Hx-Juduo Jnmcs
Inulis. confined to his bed by pneu
monia, heard by telephone tho funeral
services conducted over tho body of
his wife In tlnuuirlor below.
A bell-like trTiiiHinltter wns Inntnllet
In tlio parlor, and wires led upstairs to i
tho room where Judge Inglls lay.
When tho Iter. Dnvls Htowurt Hum- j
llton. rector of Ht. Pnul's Kplscopal I
church, began tho service n receiver ,
wns lifted to Jiulw IiikIIm' car nnd t
wiin kept there until thu lust word wns
Operate For Old Dog Bite,
JNVw Viirb.-l'liyNlHnnsi hnvi found It
nia'cwiiry to oiieriilu on MIkm I'.lla I'
J lobby fur hii infix IIimi nt (he Ml U-n
fauns! by n ilK Ml fuiirlwii w
ano. fiUv Im uiidiwuu' lwilr iiiri
Hun, l la MImvii) lb" luM will mini
jnr, lf JutflJt c' illfl llitf
' Sails from BanrJon For San Francisco t
Saturday, April 18th, 7 p. m.
X r-- -r r r.-r-- ..
Bandon Warehouse Co. Gen Agts. $
ij: GEO. T. MOULTON .1. B. SCHILLING
$ . Coquille Agent. Myrtle Point Agent X
t HENRY SENGSTACKEN ?
Marshfield Agent. $
Oil ami Gas Engines
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EQUIPPED WITH WIRELESS
S. S. BREAKWATER
ALWAYS ON TIME
From Portland Every Tuesday at 8:00 P. M.
Prom Coos Bay Every Saturday at Service
of the Tide.
Confirm sailings through M. F. Shoemaker, Bandon "
PHONE 142 1-
I Order Your Freight Sent by the Old Reliable I
S. S. ELIZABETH
Large Two-Berth Outside State Rooms With Run-
Eight Day Service Between the Coquillc River and
San I' rancisco.
FIRST CLASS PASSENGER PARE, $7.50
FREIGHT RATES, $3 ON UP FREIGHT
Reservations: J. E. Norton, Coquille; Perkins',
Myrtle Point; E.
.1. IS. WALSTROM, Agent, Bandon
r.'ood Lola in. Auiin I'urlf. $5J5 Dhwii ujld $10 per
inonlJi, Hiirphi In Biiriiiuttf M on hlml.
International Harvester en
take can: of it as any machine
should be cared for find a dozen yenrs or
more from now it will still be working for
It will save you and your family endless hours of
hard labor in pumping, sawing, grinding, spraying,
running separator, etc.
Buy an I H C engine. They last longer, burn
fcss fuel, aro simpler, and give you most power.
Here aro a few of tlio reasons: Offset cylinder heads,
largo valves, accurately ground piston and rings,
heavy drop forged crank shafts and connecting
rods, etc. Best material and construction mean tho
best engine. I H C engines aro built in nil styles,
and in all sizes from 1 to SO-H. 1'. They operato
on low and high grade fuels.
Not every local dealer handles IH C engines.
The one who does is a good man to know. If you
do not know who ho is, wc will tell you when you
v.-rito us for catalogues.
B. Thrift, Langlois.