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3 SEMI -WEEKLY
The Recorder covers the
Bandon field thoroughly
A tnodern equipped job .;;
department in connection
BANDON, OREGON, JUNE 19, 1914.
BIGGER AND BETTER BANDON
WILL RISE ERON THE ASHES
BURNED DISTRICT WILL BE BUILT UP AT ONCE
WITH MODERN FIRE PROOF BUILDINGS.
TEMPORARY BUILDINGS BEING ERECTED TO
Though a large portion of the business district of
Bandon was destroyed by fire last Thursday morning, it
has in no way shaken the confidence of the people of
our city, and in every instance the property owners are
preparing to rebuild. It is probable that within a month
there will be more buildinc activity in Bandon than has
ever been in a Coos county city at one time before.
Another feature of the new buildings will be that they
will all be fire proof, contructed of concrete or brick.
There is now a plan on foot to construct a solid con
crete block on the south side of First Street. The proper
ty in this block is owned by Gross Brothers, Capt. Robert
Johnson, J. B. Marshal & Son, D. M. Averill and A. J. Hart
man. Capt. Johnson has decided to rebuild with a two
story concrete building on his lot, whether the other pro
ject goes through r not.
The burned disrict on the north side of the street be
longs t oMrs. F. E. Dyer and Rasmussen Brothers, and
they are planning to put up a concrete building over the
The Laird-Lowe building will also be re-construted
This will probably be of pressed brick, but that part of it
has not been decided yet.
At present temporary quarters are being put up for
the first story tenants and business has been resumed by
some and others will start in a short time.
The new Dyer building will have a frontage of 78 feet
and will have tfiree Stfire rtibinsr ' The '-Rasmussen build
ing will have a frontage of 47 feet and 100 feet deep. This
will have two store rooms, one being occupied by the El
Dorado saloon and the other by the Bandon Meat Market.
The insurance on the burned district was small.
Following are the estimated losses and insurance :
Mrs. F. E. Dyer, .$6000; no insurance.
Bandon Hardware Co., $20,000; $8000 insurance.
Laird-Lowe Building, $12,000; no insurance.
Rasmussen Bras. & Tuttle, $5000 ; no insurance.
Antlers Club, $3000; $1000 insurance.
F. T. Tuttle, news stand, $1500; no insurance.
Rasmussen Building, $12,000 ; no insurance.
Hartman Building and Hospital, $15000; no insurance
J. T. Lillard, electric supplies, $750; no insurance.
Bank of Bandon, $500; covered.
City Meat Market (Geo. Erdman), $7500; $3,100 ins.
Dr. Endicott, $2,500; $800 insurance.
Bandn Recorder, $1000; covered.
Dr. Leep, $1000 ; no insurance.
Clayberg & Cook, $1,000 ; no insurance.
D. M. Averill, stock, building and personal ' effects,
$25,000; $5,000 insurance.
Bandon Warehouse Co., $1000; covered.
O. A. Trowbridge, $6000; $4000 insurance.
Jacobs Studio, $1000; no insurance.
Bandon Drug Co. (Dr. Houston), $20,000; no ins.
Gross Bross, building and saloon, $7,500; no insurance
Manciet Bros, (confectionery), $1300; no insurance.
Bandon Surf, $1,000; no insurance.
Capt. Johnson building, .$4,000; $1000 insurance.
Bandon Water Co., $1800; insurance $500.
Thos. Anderson, $1800 ; $800 insurance.
Club Saloon (J. Coach), $2,500; covered.
Agate Confectionery, $500; covered.
H? F. Morrison, $195 ; insurance $195.
Hansen Shooting Gallery, $250 ; no insurance.
Anderson building, $750; covered.
E. J. Helmken, $3000; $1000 insurance.
L. N. E. Restaurant, $1,600; $1,000 insurance.
M. O'Con, $6000; $2,000 insurance.
Commercial Club, $250; no insurance.
S. D. Barrows, $350; no insurance.
Dr. Sorenson, $2000; no insurance.
Javitz Bros., $2000; $500 insurance.
A. D. Mills, $250; covered.
Frank Drosch (barber shop and household goods),
$2000; no insurance.
Jamieson & Pago (saloon and household goods)
.$10,000; $2000 insurance.
Thi'o, Neuhauso( shoe shop), $250; no insurance.
Socialist Hall, $500; on Imstiranco.
K. K. OakuM (olili'v), $250; no insurance,
U. A. HuHltuy. inuul mitrkul, $2,400; $J!2O0 111
Marshall & Sun, fs&GO; no lummumo.
Lulu! I'owu, iijMj'lJiutfil $!0QQ no binimipu.
I Recorder Has Close Call
The Recorder was put temporarily out of commission
as a result of the fire, but we are trying to got things
in condition again. Our linotype and newspaper
press are st'll ut of commission, and we are pub
lishing this issue hrough the courtesy of the Wes
tern World. We expect to have everything in shape
by the last of next week so as to use our own plant
In the meantime we ask the indulgence of our read
ers for any shortcomings.
PORT OF BANDON WINS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
On Thursday of this week Judge Coke rendered a de
cision in the case of the State of Oregon vs. Port of Ban
don, in wh'ch he sustained the Port in every pint. This
settles the legality of the Port of Bandon insofar as the
Circuit Court is concerned, and now the case will be ap
pealed to the Supreme Curt tor final settlement.
JACK BROWN SUICIDES IN
FIT OE DESPONDENCY
Jack Brown, a bar tender until recently employed by
he Bandon Bar, committed suicide Wednesday by shoot
ing. The deed was committed in his room over the sa
loon. It is supposed that despondency over the loss of
his position cacused him to take his life. He had been a
resident of Bandon for a number of years. He was about
42 years old and .unmarried. ; , .
CASE INISUPRENE COURT
The Supreme Court has rendered a decision in the
Oregon Avenue case in favor of the property owners and
adverse to the city. The dec'sion, however, des not seem
to cover the main points at issue and it is probable that
the city attorney will make application ffor rehearing in
WATER WORKS MEASURE AND
PUBLIC LIBRARY TAX CARRY
INTEREST IN CITY ELECTION IS EVIDENCED BY
LARGE VOTE POLLED. TOPPING ELECTED
MAYOR BY GOOD MAJORITY. FIRE ENGINE
ONLY MEASURE TO LOSE.
Mayor George P. Topping.
Recorder E. B. Kausrud.
Councilmen, Ward No. 1 West L.
H. C. Dippel, (two year term) ; Stephen
Councilmen, Ward No. 2 East F. J. Chatburn' (two
year term) ; Carl Moore, J. W. Mast (one year term).
urainance to ouy water worus carried.
Ordinance to levy one mill tax for library carried.
Ordinance to buy lire engine defeated.
Ordinance to give City power to contract carried.
The Elizabeth arrived Friday morning with 200 tons
of freight and the following passengers: Mrs. A. Morgan,
Elizabeth Morgan, Clee Finch, Rudolf Breuer, A. H.
Flynn, R. Bush, E. E. Foss, Blanche N iel.Martha Schmidt
Mrs. O. Spindt, M. D. Campbell, Joe MendOse, W. W. Kim
ble, Helen Kimble, Ewin Kimble, Lucile Kimble, Chas.
Hayes, Chop Rich and D. McGee.
The Elizabeth will sail again at 8:00 o'clock Saturday
Mayes & Soule, clever vaudeville artists, will appear
at the Orpheum Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21.
Instrumental and vocal music, talking and dancing, and
special electrical numbers are on the program. In addi
tion 4000 feet of good pictures will be shown each evening.
Admission 10c and 15c. Don't miss this.
For Rent Pasture and range for 25 or 30 head of
stock. Clover, timothy, rye and native grasses. Price
$50.00 for 4 months. Address C. C. Anderson, Bandon.
The Bandon Power Co., is deserving of much credit
for the manner in which they conducted affairs after the
fire. Manager Elliott was on the job all the time.
Coming to the Orpheum theatre next Wednesday,
June 24, "Lucile Love, the Girl of Mystery." This 's some
thing wrth seeing.
Lowe Building, $1000; covered. '
, C. Y. Lowe, household' goods, $1500; $250 insurance.
Lowe Drug Stock, $000; covered.
Donney's Cofl'ee House, $50; covered.
Jenkins residence, $800; covered.
T. Devereaux (P. O. building), $250; covered.
T, Devereaux residence bldg., $800; covered
Telephone Co,, $1000; no insurance.
liJIeotrlc Light Co., $1000; no insurance.
JtarllcU, Turnbow ami Tiittlo, personal uiToeiA $800;
M. J. hUKumm, lioumibohl 1,'ooilji, $)UQ0; no Jim,
Much interest was manifest in the citv election Wed
nesday, the vote being the largest of any election ever
held m the city. There were 310 votes cast in the east pre
cinct and 368 in the west, making a total of 678.
Geo. r. Topping won out for mayor with 422 votes.
receiving a large majority over both the other cand'dates.
E. is. Kausrud for recorder, received the largest vote
f any candidate, his vote being 451.
All the measures except the hre engine, carried, the
atter losing by only 3 votes. The water question ear
ned by 96 majority, and the library tax by 100. Follow
ing is a summary of the vte :
East ward West ward Total
George Armstrong .: 51
John Nielson 81
George P. Topping 171
For Recorder -wwvs
B. N. Harrington . 107
B. Kausrud .-. 194
Councilmen (two year term)
Mundy , ...
C. Dippel . :.
C. E. Klepfer ...........
Councilmen (one year term)
C. H. Hurley
J. W. Mast 1
John H. Shields
East ward West ward
Yes No Yes No
Waterworks 157 134 211
Library 175 113 207
Fire Engine 138 136 167
Contracting ISO 76 247
Library on Firm Footing.
The carrying of the library tax by a handsome major
ity marked another and an important step in the advance
ment of that institution. The opinion is quite generally
expressed that the passage of the measure was largely due
to the skill and energy displayed by Miss F. A. Henry, the
librarian, in the conducting of the library. Under her
painstaking management the use of the library has been
greatly facilitated and encouraged. Mrs. O. K. Kronen
berg has also been an indefatigable worker for the library
and to her and N. J. Crain, Prof. H. L. Hopkins, Ira J.
Sidwell, Walter Sabin, Mrs. F. Feeney and Mrs. Albert
Garfield, members of the library board, great credit is due
for the success of the library. The library was strarted
about three years ago, a number of people making dona
tions of books.
Fire Sale at Trowbridge's.
The first fire sale after the great Bandon disaster
will take place at O. A. Trowbridge's general store next
Wednesday, June 24. This is a worthy sale and needs the
support of all loyal people, Mr. Trowbridge's stock wan
not damaged by fire or smoke, but received a severe wot
ting which necesitales a quick sale, The Hloek now be
ing arranged in a systematic manner to enable vimlumuv
li) Huluct their purchases to the best jiowtlblu advantage.
A Jurgo force of extra cIpj'Hh Jjavu boon omployurt ami tm
bargain will by plentiful, Tell your frluiwli ami Jjalji