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BANDON, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 22, 1914.
NUMBER y 4
LEE SUES FOR
Man Well Known in
Bandon Again in
The following account or a lip case
brought in San Francisco, appeared
in the San Francisco Call of Septom
ber ICth. It is of particular interest
to Bandon people as the principal
Henry IS. Lee, is well known here
having been intimately associated
with the project to build a railroad
from hero to Grants Pass, and has
been in Bandon a number of times
The Cull says:
"Henry E. Lee, the little Nepoleon
of the Searles Lake potash war ov
or deposits estimated to be worth hun
dreds of millions of dollars gave to
day the fight for the possession of
this vast depoist a now turn, when
he brought two suits for $302,000
damages for false imprisonment and
malicious prosecution. Lee has been
arre . 1 four times on various char
ges, a' i trumptod up he says, for tho
purpose of getting him out of tho way
two of tho charges having been sub
frequently dismissed by the courts in
whicli they were hear. William J
Burns, tho detective, his two detec
tive agencies and tho various com
punies' claiming the Searles Lake
trona deposits are nnmcd in the suit
by Leo. Ho demands damages from
these people: Foreign Mines Devel
opment Company, an English Syndi
cato; Tho California Trona Co.; The
American Trona Co.; William .1
Burns National Detective Agency;
William J. Burns International He
tectivo Agency; Guy Wilkinson, San
Francisco; Joseph Hutchinson, an at
torney in San Francisco. Lee alleges
that these pcoplo have entered into
a conspiracy to vex and harass him,
to injuro hi3 reputation, to blacken
his character and to prevent him
from securing capital with which to
develop tho claims and interests ho
represents in tho Searles Lake potash
district. Leo alleges ho was malic
iously arrested last January in this
city on a warrant issued by Judge
Daniel Deac, charging him with ob
taining money under false pretenses;
that ho was kept in jail two days and
that the charges wcro then dismissed
without anyone appearing against
him. In April ho was arrested in
Oakland and alleges he was kept in
jail, his finger prints and Bertillion
measurements taken and his picture
taken with a prison number across
his breast. The charge against him
lie alleges was obtaining money un
der false pretenses, and when the
caso was heard by Judge Tappan the
Judgo remarked, on dismissing Leo:
"There is a nigger in tho woodpile
hero Bomowhere." Two other arrests
Lee alleges are still pending and when
they am dismissed he says he will
bring additional suits for heavy dam
ages. Lee's attorneys are Hurt
Bchloslnger, I'hlllp S. Khrllch, It. I.
IlenHlifll, ThoiniiH Toland and Clay
wrr & Whltinoro."
l H, Nlrholnoii of Muwliflul.l,
county ugfiil for Urn Hliiu j!ti nifJ)n
Inil inlll.i'i', will liuve unu of I lio liiif
rliliien mii I'ulillillion u lii! Myj'iJo
i'ulnl full' Tln-J. I (mil)' ri 1 1 hi Co
julllu wlUy UtfvhU
AIR. AND JlltS. A. J. COUNTS
Last - Sunday evening Mr. and
Airs. A. J. Counts, who were just re
cently married, entertained a few of
their friends. A most bountiful din
ner had been prepared and was great
ly enjoyed by all those present. After
dinner the evening was spent in so
air. nnd airs. Counts are to be con
gratulated on their ability as enter
tainers nnd surely were appreciated
as they wore the recipients of sever
al beautiful presents from the invit
About nine o'clock the guests de
parted wishing air. and airs. Counts
a long, happy and prosperous married
Those invited were: air. and airs.
John B. Gross, air. and airs. Geo.
Button, air. and airs. Ed Wyant, air.
and airs. Pete Jorgenson, air. nnd
airs. Zeno Gatchcll, air. and airs.
Orvil Counts, air. and airs. A. aiunck
air. and airs. Lee Eaton, air. and Mrs.
Gus D. Gross, aiiss Linnic Counts,
aiiss Florence Counts and aiiss Flor
FLOYD G. WYNANT AND
RUBY CONVERSE MARRIED
air. Floyd G. Wynant and aiiss Ruby
E. .Converse were united in marriage
Saturday, September 19, Rev. C.
aiayno Knght officiating. The young
couple ure both well known in nnd
around Bandon, the bride having
made her homo hero with the W. H.
Logan family for some time and the
groom is a prosperous rancher south
of town. They will make their home
on tho Geo. D. Walter ranch.
air. nnd airs. Wynant have the con
gratulations and best wishes of the
Tho department of agriculture estl
mates that there are 1.1 40.000,000 acres
of tillable laud In the United States
and Hint only '-'7 per cent of this lin
mciifto area Is under cultivation. It
might add that of the 'J7 per cent ac
tually cultivated comparatively few
acres are handled In such a way as to
show anything like their maximum pro
duction. Here Is food for the pessimist The
man who fears that the country Is
Hearing actual exhaustion nmy Ilnd
cheer in the tlioii';.it that little more
thnn a quarter of the available agricul
tural land Is being made productive
Supply Inevitably meets demand, and
as the demand for agricultural products
increases tho supply will be enlarged
by tho development of regions which
have not been touched by the plow.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
William Clmse. the painter. Is a
teacher whoso criticisms are awaited
with some trepidation by his pupils.
One "criticism day" Mr. Chase came to
the canvas of a pretentious and vain
young man. who was considering with
obvious complacency n portrait which
ho had smeared thereon,
"It's coining out nicely." he told Mr.
Chase said not a word, but took tur
pentine bottle, paint knife and rag and
worked industriously at the canvas un
til there was a clean surfaco there.
"Ah, yes." he remarked, "It's coming
out nicely." New York Post.
God bo thanked for bookHl They nro
the voices of the distant nnd tho dead
nnd make us heirs of the spiritual life
of past ages. Hooks are the true level-
cm. They give to all who will faith
fully use them the society, the spiritual
presence, of the best mid greatest of
our rnce.-Wllllntii Ellery dimming.
What London Eat.
Every day London .eslduntH cut -130
Ioiih of mutton, (M) tons of hfef uiid
nuventy Unix of tiacnii mid hum
Dr. and Mim. J). J, Bigg went over
Ui ii Mi I yi wil.iV n i i r
in MMHpotbM with tb new JtlgK.
iuifWiik'koti) bylMtnt; Mr. V. It.
If MtttiiMfMtati UJWU M tar um Omihii I
Tilk'V tgqwt til leluni lionw tlit WiH
North Bend Man Endorsed Unani
mously by his Townsmen for Congress
A .9. AAA,f, ,
S. S. LEGGETT GOES DOWN
Astoria There was a loss of life
of at-Icast 74 persons when the steam
schooner Francis H. Leggett founder
ed Saturday in the heavy seas oft
Yaquina Head, south of the Columbia
river. Only two persons are known
to have been saved. They are Alex
ander Farrell of Sacramento, Calif.,
and Charles Pullman, a momher of
the crew. The Leggett left Aberdeen
at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening, with
passenger accomodations filled and a
capacity cargo of lumber. No sooner
was tho vessel clear of Gray's Har
bor than it began laboring heavily in
a sea running mountain high. Thurs
day at 8 o'clock tho Leggett report
ed by wireless off the mouth of the
Columbia with all well. Friday morn
ing the effect of the pounding she was
receiving began to toll nnd at noon
Cnptain Charles aiaro ordered the
deck load jettisoned. Seas were
breaking over tho vessel and its
docks were continually awash.
It is believed that Captain Maroj
was washed overboard before the Leg
gett foundered, s Captain J. Jensen,
a passenger, took command of the fu
tile effort to launch the life boats.
Tho, passengers were ordered to
their cabins, so that, aside from the
30 who perished when the first life
boat was launched and the eight in
tho second, which also capsized, the
majority of the passengers were be
low decks when the vessel went down.
The seas had torn away tho hatch
coverings nnd filled the holds wtih
water. As the boat foundered it
According to Farrell the Leggett
was unable to withstand tho terrible
gale that sruck her off he Oregon
COOS BAY PRESBYTERY
MEETS HERE TOMORROW
The Presbytery of Coos Bay will
meet In the Prfsbyterlan Church of
this city tomorrow, Wednesday, at
t p, in, Rev. A. ilaberly Is modera
tor pro tein nnd Rev. J. W. Hoyt Is
stated clerk. There will Im public nor
vices In the evening nl wliltli Rev. V.
8, Hlilinliin of North Bond mid Huv.
J. W. Iloyt of (Sold Jieuch will ijH-nk.
Jtuv, J, I'. VYmom of Myrilu I'olnt
will jih-nIiIu, Tliu public U wmllully
liwIM Ifl wtivjid ttijiailMjJy Ihg mu!
fug mUv$, JJIdVrj mWHiMiM ihs'
coast. Ho became tangled in a rope
just as the vesel went down and he
went down with her. On coming to
tho surface ho grasped a tie and clung
to it desperately for eight hours when
he was rescued by tho oil steamer
Buck, which was the first to arrive
on the, scene. The wireless operator
ajsojuing-on totho tie until dark
when he was unable to hold on any
longer and perished.
The Leggett was a steel steamship
built at Newport News in 1903 for
the Hammond Lumber company. For
the past year she has been operated
by the Charles R. aicCormick com
pany of San Francisco.
COOS AND CURRY COUNTY
FAIR STARTS TOaiORROW
Tho Coos and Curry County Fair
will open at aiyrtlo Point tomorrow
and from present indications tho wea
ther will bo fine and n good attendance
at the fair assured. Many Bandon
people aro making arrangements to
go and if tho sun continues to shine
the roads will lie in the finest condi
tion by Thursday, which is Coquillo
Valley day, and a number of auto
loads will go from here.
Tho list of prizes in all departments
is bigger this year than ever before
and the entire fair will be bigger.
The race program promises to bo
especially good, a number of horses
from California and eastern Oregon
nro entered for the races.
E. E. Oakes drove over to aiorsh
fleld today in his car, going over on
a business trip. Ho expects to bo
absent a couple of days.
churches of North Bend, ainrshfield,
Coquillo, aiyrtlo Point, Bandon, I.ang
IoIh mid Gold Beach are expected to
lie present, together with tho minis
tern now rosidlng in the territory
covered by the Cook Buy Presbytery.
This In tlm find regular meeting of
thin IVekbytcry and sduriding rule
urn to lie mlojiUtd, (lie aluiiilinir nun
wlllec ( tlm JViobylery rn to Ihi
hImIwJ, mid iiiloMun( iiiuttjjiy f
r F 4 I I11!1
pill lig nly mn
ENTERTAINS AT BRIDGE
AND FIVE HUNDRED
airs. J. T. Sullivan entertained a
number of friends at a bridge and
five hundred party Inst Friday after
noon in honor of airs. Geo. L. aiessicl;
who ia visiting hor from Colusa, Cab,
and those present enjoyed tho occa
sion very much.
Tho -house was beautifully decora
led with greens nnd lavender nslors
jtnd in the refreshments the laven
der color scheme was caried out.
Tho bridge prize was won by aire.
N. J. Crain and the five hundred prb'.o
by airs. T. II. aiehl and airs. Geo. L.
Alessick received the guests pri'.e.
The invited guests were: airs. S. J.
Mann, airs. N. J. Crain, aira. L. P.
Sorenscil, airs. F. L. i.eenough, airs.
J. II. Johnston, aira. L. J. lladley,
.Mrs. E. E. Reynolds, airs D. E. Biggs,
Airs. A. Garfield, airs. W. E. Crainc,
Airs. Robert Johnson, airs. F. J. Focn
jy, Airs. J. A. Byrne, airs. R. A. Fel
tcr, airs. Horace Richards, Airs. Geo.
Geisendorfer, airs. W. E. Best, airs.
W. S. Wells, Aiiss aiaudo Lowe, Airs,
0. Y. Lowe, airs. Sophia R. Wilson,
Airs. T. ai. Niclson, airs. S. C. Endi
cott, airs. J. T Bridges, airs. C. Tim
mons, airs. J. A. Gamble, airs. J. C.
Single, airs. C. E. Kopf, Airs. C. R.
Wade, airs. T. II. Mold, airs. C. aic
Johnson, Airs. F. E. Dyer, Airs. Geo.
Laffaw, Mrs. Arthur Gale, airs. II
L. Houston, airs. L. D. Felshcim, aiiss
How Kaffirs Work.
Wlvnt "working like n nigger" tlint
is, a negro in South Africa really
means has been explained by one who
tins seen this wonder. He says that the
phrase is ouo of the silliest and most
inexact over coined.-' "A grmg'-oT Kaf
firs," ho said, "were at work. They
wero loading rails on a truck, and they
did It ns though they were burying
their dead. At tho head of the gang
walked a sort of chief chanting tho
most lugubrious dirge ever heard. At
a crawling pace bo led his men to the
rails. Then came a long pause. This
was to enable the singing head man
to finish the first wall. When the Kaf
firs got tired of waiting they bent
down nnd picked up the rail, their
movements keeping time with the fu
neral march. When at last the rail
was hoisted on tho men's shoulders the
singer changed tho measure to a chant
of triumph. As a matter of fact, two
dock laborers could easily have dune
nil tho work that was done by these
eight negroes." Indianapolis News.
Tho greatest moment In our career Is
when wo nwaken to the shining truth
that our life, to make or mar, Is wholly
in our hands; that neither dark destiny
nor grim fate nor the stars nor tho de
crees of tho gods nor tho machinations
of men or devils can cheat us of that
greatness of soul and serenity of mind
which are the crown of real success.
The most terrible note In the despair
of tho despairing Is the sound of help
lessness. To feel that tho universe Is
a lingo machine to grind us at last to
dust, that tho odds of existence aro
ngalnst us nnd that we nre borno down
by the trump of Irresistible forces-
this Is tho salt taste of failure.
But when a man has discovered that
he himself is master and that no out
side force can touch his inner triumph
that discovery Is as of a new world,
the America of spirit, tho opening vista
of limitless opportunity. Dr. Frank
Crnno in Woman's World.
To Each Age Its Problem.
It is not enough that we leave our
Institutions ns our fathers tthnped them.
They knew little or nothing f the con
ditions which we face Sulllclent unto
the age Is the work thereof, it In not
the right of any generation to project
Its will Into the future, but It Is the
duty of each generation to adjust Its
Institutions to meet Its own needs.
Men need not wait until death to
realize ninny of their Ideals. Thoy win
linvo things hero on earth which tliulr
fathers associated with tho millennium.
They need no longer overwork nor go
cold mid hungry nor (differ from pmtl
leiico or oven famine. Mncliliiory I in
provided Mm imhwIIiIIIIIkh of a new llfn
When nil of I hi iNMwiiiimiiw art rtwi
kiwi - when no one It murwiakfd, wild
or hungry, when nil aro Im4Ihh JyM,
iiii-poi'ful lit ndjtiMiMwiit Hill m
coiiipMo uirr will Im Nulwnuit.
Prom "rWlnl mMilt , lr JhU Mmf
'J'Iim wurjri iliM'n m rmru W II:U
to Im InfefiiM Id I rWMJwM-'
UP BOD ES
Three Bodies on
The Tillamook arrived in from
Portland todny and Cnptain F. A.
Johnson informed The Recorder that
the vessel picked up four bodies, three
men nnd one woman, who were drown
ed in the S. S. Leggett wreck Friday.
The bodies were picked up about six
miles south of Tillamook Rock and
the boat stopped in nl the Unipqua
and left them at Gardiner. The Pat
sey was also along nt the same time
as the Tillamook nnd picked up three
Capt. Anderson said they saw more
bodies, but whilet hey were geting the
onoii they picked up, the others wore
lost to view.
There was no means of identifying
tho ones picked up by' the Tillamook
as nothing was found on them. It is
thought however that they will bo
identified by friends or relatives and
they will bo hold until such time as
people who had friends or relatives
on tlie wrecked boat can be heard
ELIZABETH SAILED SUNDAY
NIGHT FOR THE SOUTH
Tue Elizabeth sailed Sunday night
with n big cargo of lumber and freight
and the following passengers: Dan
aicDonald, Paul Baird, C. A. Duke,
James Sherdan, J. W. Sugg, R. Wilks
R. F. Jackson, C. B. Estep, ais. A.r B.
AIcNitt, John Purdy, Geo. W. Broad
bridge, airs. Butler, Alden Butler, J.
aim ray, W. B. Thompson, Byan
Thompson, P. ai. Nelson, airs. P. Nel
son, airs. S. I). Harper, airs. R. L.
Sheldon, airs. W. E. Angiin, ainrgar
et Angiin, O. T. Shoemakor, airs. M.
F. Shoemaker, R. Wagner.
Geo. W. Bradhridge of Coquillo was
in the city Saturday looking after bus
Sunday School, 10:00 a. in. '
Public Service, 11:00 a. m.
Evening Service, 7:30 p. m.
aiid-Wcek Service, Thursday, 7:30.
All those who do not worship else
where aro invited to come with us.
C. aiAYNE KNIGHT, Pastor
AI. 11 CHURCH SOUTH
Sunday School, 10:00 a. m. -Preaching,
11:00 a. in.
Epworth League, G:30 p. m.
Preaching, 7:30 p. in.
Prayor Atceting Thursday, 7:30.
aiisslonary Society, Friday, 2:30.
W. B. SMITH, Pastor.
Sunday School, 10:00 a. in.
Pleaching, 11:00 a. in.
ChriHtiaii Endeavor, 0:30 p, in.
Prwiuliliig, 7:ii') p. in,
MlU-weul; Prayer Mttulliig, Thurn
day, 7i80 p. in,
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