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BANDON, OREGON, JULY 28, 1914.
Oi l) IN PRAISE OF THE COOS
A Portland paper gives out the fol
lowing interview with R. A. Booth,
Republican candidate for United
States senator, who vlsitcc thiB sec
tion a short time ago:
"After nearly three weeks cam
paigning in Coos and Curry coun
ties, in which he made .several ad
dresses, met hundreds of voters and
received the warmest assurances of
support, R. A. Ilooth, Republican
candidate for Unilcd States senator
from Oregon, is back in Portland.
The Coos-Curry trip was mado by
Mr. Booth partly in response lo many
requests that he visit that section
and partly because of- his own dc
sire to get an intimate acqaintance
with that section and its needs. Ho
was no stranger to Coos County and
knew its needs thoroughly, but Cur
ry was the one county in Oregon
that he had nevor visited.
"Mr. Booth's trip was interesting
from beginning to end. The weath
er was almost uniformly good and si.
heartily was he - welcomed whorevor
ho went that the trip was more like
a pleasure outing than a campaign
"The future of Coon county speak-'
ing more especially of the Coos Bay
action depends on its ability to
market westward the products of
the county and of other sections, v of
Oregon," -riiM Mr. Bootn InsUriiglit
"If it can send boats out of Coo?
Bay in competition with Puget Sound
then Marshficld will become a won
derful city. It is a project worthv
of every help.
"The people of Coos county are
agressive, hopeful and, in th'..
general efforts, united. Tho rtont
meat among them ir. . '.roiR fc-r f
return of the Republican ' party to
power, as they bclievo that its poli
cies will develop Western Oregon
better than those of the Democratic
party. It frequently is remarked
thero that the present administration
has done nothing worth while foi
"Tho extent of tho great possibili
ties of the Coquillo Valley is little
known outside of Coos county itself.
It is one of the most beautiful and
productive valleys I known of. I am
inclined to think that not nioro than
n quarter of it is under cultivation
It. needs drainage nnd clearing, and
this now is being undertaken in n
more agressive way tha at any
former time. Adequate drainage
hystems are being established in a
co-operative way and the work is
showing good effects.
"Bandon is a beautiful city of
r.000 or moro people. The Grnce
Dollar was loading while I was there
a u solti are constantly plying be
tween that place and othor Coast
cities. An immense lumboring busi
ness can bo done at Bandon if thr
river it- improved as it is capable of
being improved. A local company
has been boring for oil near Bandon
with hopeful prospects.
"Lnnglois, one of tho first place?
I visited in Curry county, is a thriv
Ing and beautiful little country towr
hurrounded by a largo dairying din
trict. The dairying intoroaU nro rap
idly turning to chceso-making.
"There is a vast amount of laud
Ir Curry county that win be cjiared
without great uxpoiuie and which cer
tainly will bo cleared wlion thoy get
railroad facilities. A railroad In Uw
irn'nt need of that country.
"Tho people of Pm t , Orford, In
Curry rouiily, urr hopful that mmw
day it will Im k hnil-or of n-f in
II project that Ion " tulkwl
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buy uiul KroH'iif tuwn If Mu. i in
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California people arc making a big
investment in saw mills and logging
railroads and some harbor mprovc-
mentJ here. This will add very
lnrcelv to the industry of Curry
couiny nnd of dregon, and the peo
ple of the town deserve great credit.
"f!nriv rnmitv 1ms Romo snlcndid
lurms anu prouueos nuue - a numucr
of sheep. The development of the
farming industry depends on railroad
WEDDING OF MISS VESTA
DAVIDSON IS ANNOUNCED"
Bandon friends have received an
nouncements of tho marriage of
Miss Vesta Pearl Davidson, formerly
of this city, and Mr. William Irwin
Smith, at Monmouth. Tho wedding
is to take place August 5th. Miss
Davidson is a sister of W. L. David
son of this city and is well known
here. Hosts "of friends will joim in
extcrding best wishes.
II. C. 1)1 PP EL RETURNS FROM
FRdM A VISIT IN IDAHO
C. Dippel, of the real estate firm
-pcl & Wolverton, returned Sun-
voning from a month's business
o Blackfoot, Idaho.
Dippel says he found condi
in the Blnckfoot country in
better condition than he had
:-y have excellent crops of wheat
beets, potatoes, etc., in that sec
i,his year and the people there
ery hopeful of the outlook.
;0OD PROSPECTS FOR OIL
AT WEST SHORE OIL WELL
Steve Gallier, E. M. Gallier and sn,
Reed, and Geo. P. Laird, who went
.lown to the West Shore Oil Co.'s
,velhell last week, returned Satur
day i nd report that tho prospects for
jil a.-e now .better than ever. The
voll i3 down about 1000 feet and with
he t resent indications a good flow
jf oil .should bo struck within the
icxt 200 feet. Button & Smith are
Irillb g away every day and are very
.angi.ine of the result.
iEPORT BEAR CHASE
NEAR OIL WELLS..
Gen. Laird and Reed Gallier hnd a
jig l.uar chase last week down near
ho Vest Shore oil well and though
hoy did not succeed in getting Mr.
3ruin thoy report having shot him
hrou;h and through as thoy saw
he Uood gush nut from both sides
)f hi- body after one of 'George's
The big fellow, howover, got away
md bid in tho brush so they were
inablo to find him.
lOOl) RIVER MAN MAY BUY
COOS BAY HOME TELE. CO.
Mn -shfield, Ore. Chas. Hall, own
sr of tho Hood River telcphono sys
em and a capitalist of that section,
s understood to bo negotiating for a
ojitreling interest in the Coos Bay
.lome Telephone Co. It was intima
ed today the deal might bee loscd
,oon. Tho local company has thoex
hanga in Marshficld, North Bend,
3nndon, Coquillo and Myrtle Point
md t"io connecting toll lines; It is
mder..tood that Mr. Hall and his as
ociat"s are taking over the interests
if W. U. Douglas sfnd a few other
argo holdings. Tho Coos Bay Homo
Telephone Company is owned by lo
al people, tho stock being held by a
lumber of parties. It was organized
ievorr.1 years ago by Ir. Durett, who
nirchasod tho. local exchange of the
loll Tolophono Company and rebuilt
ho system. Mr. Hull has been vory
.uccer iful with tho Hood River ex
haiiK and is said to havo one of the
finest ayitems in the northwest. The
nit thoro are somewhat lower than
an Coos liny nnd it is said that the
onipany has a larger percentage of
aulMcrlbors In Is field than tho aver
ift company hi"?. Coos Bay Tinog.
('MID PARTY AT K. ()!' I
HALL TOMORROW NlfillT
Th Python will give n
-trd Jtty at tli K. of I, hull to
inorraw VimiUy) oviiiing, the
i, mm 16 go U IhUIi pitying lliu
hotfuitNl Utl f Kol Wiilknr, lli
yi'wuy nwn MM wh uiomlix on
I, tfc lUWJlillll WIUIIW
Mf mkti mtur iff urn iwj)ui
Tk wtM' it rf imrdutHf hvIUmJ
OVER FIFTEEN HUNDRED
RECEIVED EVERY DAY
MANY POLES ARE ALSO BE
ING BROUGHT IN.
One of the various branches of
business that is kcoping up here re
business that is keeping up hero re
gardless of the financial depression
is the tie and polo business.
Over 1!00 lies are received by the
local buyers every day nnd about 75
to 100 poles, ranging in length from
15 to 50 feel. This is a business for
which this section is noted on account
of the great quantities of white or
Port Orford cedar. Tho cedar tie is
hotter than tho California redwood,
and in fact better than any other tie
lo be had on tho coast, and for poles
there is no better wood in the United
States than white cedar.
Although the lumber market all
over the country is rather sluggish
just now, yet there is a good mar
ket for ties and poles nnd the local
dealers are very busy.
The Estabrook Co. is receiving
from 700 to 1000 tics daily, M. F.
Shoemaker from 300 to 500, and Geo.
Lalfaw and others are also taking in
a large number. Tho match wood
industry is a little slow a .tprcsent
out it is altogether probable that this
will pick up again in a short time.
HARRY SLAGLE DIED IN
BANDON LAST FRIDAY
Harry Slagle, a well-known Coos
county young man; died at Emergen
cy Hospital n this city Friday after
an illness from Brights disease
which last for about three months.
Mr. Slaglo formerly lived at Coquillo
but about four months ago he moved
to Randolph and started to work in
tho Lyons-Johnson mill but worked
only a short time until ho was taken
sick, nnd about two weeks ago he
was brough to the hospital hero but
was so far gone that his life could
not be saved.
Harry Slagle was borh in Medford,
Oregon, Nov. 5,. 1881, and died in Ban
Jon July 24, 1914, being 29 years, 8
months and 19 days old at the time
of his death. He camo to Coos county
when yet a young man, and was mar
ried to Aletha Krantz December 22,
1908, and Mr. Slagle leaves a -wife
find a four-year-old daughter, besides
his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Slagle, Sr., and five brothers and
The remains were taken to Coquillo
Sunday on tho Dispatch and "inter
ment was mado in the Coquillo cem
3tery. J. C. Slagle, proprietor of the
Bandon ice plant, is a brother of the
MORE MONEY FOR
NEW HOTEL PROJECT
Geo, P, Laird succeeded in raising
11000 yesterday on the htel project,
which now brings tho list almost up
to the $15000 mark and thero aro still
others who havo signified their inten
tions of coming through with a bunch
of money, and the success of the pro
postion is now assured.
J. C. Hammcl did nt go to North
Rend uast week as was intended, but
Mrs. Hammel went instead and Mr.
Hammel Is still here helping to boost
tho Bandon proposition.
For Sale Closo in 10 aero tract
1500,00 on easy terms. Fivo room
house and lot at a bargain. Lease
,tnd 25 head "of dairy cows, team,
and all farm machinery cheap, Sept,
delivery. Keen E, N. Smith. 58W
MARK O'CON WILL PUT
III' TEMPORARY IIUILDINH
Murk O'Con has meureil u pvrmlt
lo put up u temporary buldng on Mr.
Timiiioii'm property Junt mitt of (he
building being ntnimlnlnil for I'. T,
Tu 1 1 hi, Mr. O'Con will vmwiMtm
work on hi building ut oiuw ami will
puhh it (aplilly Ut uuiHj'Utiou. Jin
will I hun out In u Ural Wuaa altudt at
tiwv mi JuiuitiHi muk, mu)
iiiv lubor nurtiig mutfliUiory.
STATE TAX COMMISSION SENDS
OUT INSTRUCTIONS IN RE
GARD TO THE PAYMENT OF
The state tax commission has sent
out' a letter giving full instructions
as to when taxes become delinquent
under the new law, which seems to
be almost in direct opposition to the
old law, yet without expressly re
Following arc tho instructions sent
1.' The date when all unpaid taxes
charged on the assessment rolls of
1913 shall become delinquent is Sep
tember 1, 1914.
2. Four months after said date, or
January 1, 1915, publication of the de
linquent tax list should begin and
continue onceo ach week forf our suc
cessive weeks, in the manner definite
ly provided by law.
3. Such notice of delinquency
should contain a statement tot ho ef
fect that six months after the date
(September 1, 1914) when said taxes
shall have become delinquent, cer
tificates of delinquency will be issued;
the date for the issuance of "Such cer
tificates to be not earlier, than March
4. Publication of notice being re
quired by statute, certificates of de
linquency cannot be properly issued
in the absence of or prior to such
publication; therefore the provision
of Section 3G93, Lord's Oregon Laws,
as amended by act of 1913, authoriz
ing the sheriff .to issue certificates of
.tl0'mlcnJ?yci10 montl after such
taxes lecomc 'delinquent should' not
be followed on account of its implied
repeal as before stated.
5. Tho sheriff, as collector of de
linquent taxes, should not issue any
certificate on account of tho delin
quency of taxes charged on the 1913
roll before March 1, 1915, six months
after tho date of delinquency.
LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY GROWS
RAPIDLY IN OREGON
Portland, Or., July 28. As an in
dication of tho tremenduous growth
of tho livestock industry in Oregon
and other sections of the Pacific
Northwest, the Portland Union Stock
yards Co., has found it necessary to
immediately make a large addition
to its pen space in order to keep pace
wth the constantly increasing ship
ments Tho necesity for increased
yardage for sheep feeding is mainly
responsible for the additions which
will be made at this time, and it is
estimated that the new pens will take
care of at last 15,000 head, making
the total sheep capacity of the yards
approximately 35,000 head.
Dr. D. E. Biggs of Bollingham,
Wash., is expected to arrive here this
ovening to join his wife who has been
visiting her mother, Mrs. F. E. Dy
er, for some time. While hero Dr.
Biggs will look over the situation
witli ho view of hmself and Gus
Buckingham putting up n first-class
fire proof building on the Dyer cor
ner, recently destroyed by fire.
Mrs. F. L. Grecnough left this morn
ing for Astoria where she will spend
a few weeks visiting relatives and
S. G. Whitsett has purchased the
L. E. Brown residenco on 12th St.
West. Mr. Brown takes a Ford au
tomobile as part payment.
W. II. Mutton nimo In from tho
Woit Shoro Oil well today to get some
repairs, lie expects to return to the
well in a day or two,
l. M. Averill left thin morning for
Portland and from there will go cant
(in liU annual ountoni buying trip.
Ho 0Kjiu't to bo gone about three
IS. M- Jullior mill r.iinlly, MU CI
m umm; ffujil Stu'lt uml (W J'.
iHita0 ami liuiUlM uiji JW4
LATEST COMET CAN BE
SEEN WITH NAKED EYE
San Jose, Cal. The Delavan com
et, discovered last December, now is
visible to the naked eye in the early
morning, according to a statement
from Lick Observatory, where it rcg
plarly has been observed.
The comet is traversing the con
stellation auriga and rises well in ad
vance of and to the north of the sun.
It is as bright as a fifth magnitude
star, but the dawn makes it rather
difficult to see the faint object with
out a telescope, and without a tele
scope no tail can bo distinguished.
Tho comet now is rapidly ap
proaching tho syn in its orbit and will
pass the sun at its nearest point of
approach late in October at a distance
of about 100,000,000 miles.
INDUSTRIAL NOTES OF
THE WEEK IN OREGON
Salem, Ore., July 28. LaBt week
anded tho time for filinc arguments
for or against initiated measures. It
is noticeable that nearly all argu
ments were filed against these prop
A. D. Helms, Medford, has bought
the Lebanon planing mill property
and will convert the same into a can
The Independent Telephone Com
panies of Corvallis and Florence asl,
that rates be advanced- to meet the
increased cost of operation.
August 1 Springfield will celebrate
the opening of tho new Booth-Kelly
Tho attorney genorar hold that n
wood handling company that hires
men only for a day comes under the
Workingmens Compensation act.
A representative of Libby, McNiel
& Libby, Chicago, is making a sur
vey of The Dalles district to locate
a $75,000 cannery there.
Grcsham fruit growers will com
mence tho eretion of a cannery Sept.
Flavel gets a state bank with a cap
ital of ?15,000.
An ore find on Sugar creek, Jose
phine county runs $2500 to the ton.
A saw mill will bob uilt at Joloi
station n the Willamette Pacific.
Thirty men are employed laying a
pipeline fr the Baker water works.
Astoria has a $00000 apartment
house under construction.
The North Bank railroad will con
itruct a 200-foot dock at Portland.
Roseburg is projecting a $100,000
high school high school.
A second caw mill is being located
it Wheeler by the Bailey Lumber Co
The clam canning industry at War
antou will have a larger plant.
South Coos River will erect a $10,
)00 school house.
S. A. Buck will erect a box fac
tory at Eugene to employ 12 hnnds.
The Cascade Contract Company wll
build house and install a rock crush
ing plant for rock ballasting GO
miles of the S. P. main line at Mar
ion. Bay City will erect a fish cannery
and a cold storage plant.
A concrete pipe manufacturng es
tablshmcnt s a new ndustry at As
tora. The new bridge over the Sandy riv
er will cost $20,849
Gold and copper deposits havo boon
found five miles from Cottage Grove.
A big industry at Roseburg is the
distribution of carloads of mail or
ANDREW FORCNESS DIES
SUDDENLY AT BEAR CREEK
Andrew Forcness, a native of Fin
land, died suddenly nt Bear Creek
sometime during Sunday morning
Mr. Forcness attended a dance on
Saturday night in a pnvillion erected
for that purpose Ho participated in
the dance and partook of a hearty
midnight supper at its close. When
tho rest of the party left for home
Forcness remained and told those
who urged him to go home with
them that ho would stay there and
rest untl morning. Early Sunday
morning a neighbor found lilm In a
Hitting posture, but wlieri he tried to
urouko lilm found Unit hq wan ileuil.
The funeral servros wuiu held ut
the pnvillion uml ut the nearby Muni
firi'ulf rttinulery by Hw4 A- IMm'ely
on Moinluy ufloiiooii Ml X I', A.
Mr. J'ofiUitfM wuj tM ymri uU, Jl
m w wm ml Iwl iv ivimm in
NATIONAL RIVER AND HARBOR
CONGRESS SECRETARY AD
COQUILLE VALLEY PEOPLE
AT COQUILLE SATURDAY.
Captain Wilson I. Davcnny, field
secretary of the National Rivers nnd
Harbors Congress, was in Coos coun
ty last week and addressed the peo
ple of Coos Bay at Marshfleld Fri
day night and tho .people of the Co
quillo Valley at Coquillo Saturday
Captain Davenny came down to
Bandon Saturday afternoon and
ooked over the situation here, but
owing to the fact that it was neces
sary for him to get away Sunday
morning he could not remain here to
.nake an address, consequently about
If teen .Bandon people went up in
tutos nnd listened to his addercss.
The captain is a very fluent speak
er and his address was highly inter
esting to those who had the privilege
of hearing it.
He showed tho great benefit of good
w"ater transportation nnd tho chenp
nees of it, it being only ubout one
half that of any other kind of trans
portation, and urged the people to
3tand together on this ono great fea
ture. He explained why tha Rivers and
Harbors' bill was being held.-up in the
United States Senate and urged the
people to send in their demands that
something be done at once to get tho
Captain Davenny urged tho neces
sity of all the people of tho Coquillo
Valley standing together for tho
Port of Bandon nnd tho improvement
of tho Coquillo river bar and harbor,
stating thatt hise xcellent waterway
was the greatest asset this valley
has and tho better harbor we got
here, the sooner the railroad will
Captain Davenny also said: "Tho
interest in the development of ehan
icIs for water-borne commerce is
leepening in every part of the country
My timo for a portion of las year
.vas occupied on the south Atlantic
seaboard and around the gulf coast
iot he border of Mexico, and every
port in all that coast country is man
ifesting a quickening interest in the
3ubjoct ofw ater transportation, duo
tot ho nearness at that time of the
spelling of tho Panama canal. I may
say in truth, however, that no part
of the country is so keenly alivo to
tho possibilities presentedh yt ho com
pletion of the canal as thee ities
along tho Pacific coast, so far as I
have visited Aem. Of course, tho
sxact efTect that the channel afforded
by tho canal will have upon commerce
generally, no ono can accurately pre
dict. It is reasonable toa ssumo,
however, that with tho opportunity of
a shortened haul by tho cheapest
fo rm of transportation, it will won
derfully stimulate commerce."
PUPILS TO ME NAME!)
AS HEALTH OFFICERS.
Salem, Ore. All school districts
in tho state will in the near futuro
ho provided with health , officers, for
an arrangement has been mado be
tween the State Hoard of Health and
State Superintendent of Public In
struction Churchill, whereby a com
mission is to bo Issued by the board
to a pupil In each district. Dr. Cal
vin S. White, secretary for the board,
yesterday presented the plan" to tho
State Superintendent, who was fav
orably Impressed with It, und ugreed
to co.oporut, Tho board, In addition
to furnishing tho pupil with u com.
mission, will provide him with a
bndgo uml it iimnuiil of Instruction,
Tu ilullo of tho pupil will bo to ml
rupKiU with relation to sunltury uml
liuiillli romlllon In lliu school lm
Mtliiiillng lo Dim (nu'liur. The I wh
in' will mhinii u nmii to lh CouMy
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