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BANDON, OREGON, JANUARY 5, 1915
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Improvement far Exceeded
Any Preceeding Year
In City's History.
Despite the fact that during the
year 1914 Bandon suiTercd the
greatest set-back in its history, the
Are of June 11 which did damngc to
the extent of $250,000 and wiped out
the heart of the' business district,
there was more building during the
year than any previous year.
Foremost among the structures
built was the new home of the Firnt
National Bank, a two iftory concrete
building of fireproof construction, on
Second Street and Alabama Avenuo,
which was built at a cost of $25,000
and was completed early in the spring,
Tho First National Bank building ha.
the distinction of being the first
class A building to be constructed in
the city and was closely followed by
the Ellingson building, at the corner
of First and Alabama, completed dur
Ing the summer by Arthur IJIlingson
at a cost close to the ?20,000 mart,
Both of these buildings rank among
th bst in southwestern Oregon, and
with the ?10,000 concrete block being
erected on First Street by Capt. Hub
ert Johnson, will form the neucleus
around which n greater Bandon is to
Taking the frame buildings alone
erected during 19M, the record could
advantageously be compared with the
cord of former years. No less than
four buildings of this class have been
completed. This is not taking into
consideration the eight or ten tem
porary structures costing from $200
to 500 that aroso immediately after;
the fire, which have been discarded
or will bo in the near future. The
new post office quarters, in the build
ing constructed by A. G. Thrift, on
Baltimore Avenue, gives Bandon the
lead over all Coos county in the mat
ter of post ofllce accommodations and
tho other buildings are Die new home
of tho Bandon Steam Laudry, tho
Racket Store building at the corner of
Second and Baltimore Avenue, and the
spacious new quartern of the Bandon
Hardware Company, First Street and
Burned out by the early morning
blaze 22 business houses had to seek
new locations or go out of business,
and all but three of- these are now
operating, most of them in temporary
quarters. All of tho three which
did not reopen have been replaced by
new concerns in the same line of bus
iness with the exception of n pool and
billiard parlor. Previous to the lire
practically all of the business blocks
in the city were occupied and the
sudden demand for locations forced
many large concerns into inadequate
and undesirable quartern, hut the
hearty cooperation of tho business
men and the prevailing spirit for "A
Bigger and Better Bandon" won out.
Store rooms were split in half to
make room for the unfortunate con
cerns and In one case the citizens
went so fur ns to donate the labor
nd mutcrial for a temporary homo
for one concern which had lost ev
erything in tho lire.
Nor did the serious coullagatiou
and the' business depression which na
turally followed deter tho home build
ers, more and better residences being
trected during 1911 than ever before.
Between 20 and 25 new homes mono
during the year, varying in cost from
11000 to $0000, the total expenditure
in this line of improvement running
well above $10,000.
In the mutter of public building
constructed, the new nchool Iioiiho In
at Bundon stands nut prominently
Coif of constructing Hun addition to
the city's ulroiidy llrt rhuu nelinnl
(fUulpiiK'iit wan upproximutaly $20,
900 und the money Is well mproMriilod
If) tho LuildlDK It now stuilda.
Although but oint building ba Un
twM U rupture ihe deal rwyotjjjj
I hv Iff, I Im fuming Hpilng indium
invr will u Hi Kutkt Iwif (l)ji'tli
(hv buiimd nviir uiu i ig wilji ur li lb
itt ut Mug mlmlU, ItUr? Im
already been driven for the foundation
of a modern, two-story fireproof
block on tho Biggs-Buckingham prop
erty, on tho corner of First Street and
Bandon Avenue, and the owners state
fiat active work on the building will
r.tart us soon as the weather set
tles. On tho opposite corner of this
street inteiseclion Geo. P. Laird and
C. Y. Lowe announce that they will
build a structure of Class A construc
tion, combining store room and apart
ment house features, while Rasmussen
Bros, expect to put several thousand
dollars into a building on their prop
erty abutting the prospective Biggs
Buckingham block. Should conditions
continue to improve a fourth build
of similnr construction will arise on
the lots of W. I). Marshall & Son.
During the past year $150,000 has
been opent in the way of building im
provements in Bandon and the com
ing year promises still greater ac
tivity along this line.
Celebrate New Years
Very Quietly in Bandon
There was little noise and practical
ly none of the usual high .jinks con
nected with the reception of the New
Year in Bandon this year, the heavy
storm which nrose during tho even
ing putting a damper on many of the
3 flairs planned. Bells and whistles
.rot in their salute at midnight but
this noise did not compare with that
of former years, because of the fact
that most of the San Francisco boats
were at the other end of the route,
only the Speedwell being at the dock
Most Bandonians did homage to the
old year and greeted the new atvar-
ious watch parties of two and three
couples in different parts of the city
Many of the young people wore in at
tendance at the affair given by the
young people of the Presbyterian
Dancers found a big treat at the
nnual ball of the Women of Wood
craft which ranks as one of tho big
affairs of the season in that form of
amusement and those few who found
the floor at the Dreamland Pavillion
too crowded or tho more informal, re
port a good time at the Bank Hall.
Revery was an absent factor in the
eelobration and there was less work
fop the Municipal Court on the fol
lowing lay than for several years.
The police report that the streets were
quiet and those people who were wan
dering about were very orderly.
JOINT INSTALLATION BY
(i. A. It. AND W. B. C.
The Bandon G. A. R and W. R. C.
spent the day on January 2nd at the
G. A. R. Hull, dinner being served at
noon and the rest of the day being
given over to social enjoyment Und
ceremonies of installation of tho two
The following officers of tho G. A.
R. wore Installed with J. W. Felter
acting as installing officer: C. A.
Rogers. Com; B. F. Shannon, Sr., V.
Com; V. F. Kennedy, Jr. V. Com; J.
A. Faulds, Q ,M; A. M. Sumner,
Chap; II. A. Cox, Surg; J. W. Felter,
(). D; L. A. Tyler, O. G.; C. B. Zeek,
Adjt; A. Henry, Q. M. Sergt; II. M.
Fish, Sergt Maj.
W. F. Kennedy, delegate; Moses
Wilson, alternato delegate.
The W. R. C. with Mrs. C. B. Zeek
as installing officer installed the fol
lowing: Sadie Shields, Pres.; Jennie A. Bow
man, S. V. P.; Louise Allen, J. V. P.;
May I). F.ndieott, Treas.; Mury Shan
non, Chap.; Annie M .Tucker, Con.;
Anke Nelson, Guard; Lelia M. Fish,
Sec; Fannie Hufl'ord, Asst. Con.;
Viola Brown, Pat lust.; Martha Zeek,
IV. Cor.; Florunce Young, musician;
Ada Still, 1st C. II.; Grace Dlvilbiss,
2nd C. B.; Anna Sherrurd, Mid C. II.;
Bonnie Welch, t lh, C, It.; Anna Jones
After the Installation the W. R. C.
pioKeiited the retiring president, Mrs.
I.olln M. Fish, with a past presidents
Tin day was pleasantly ejumt und
one that will long be ittmiiinbored by,
Uiijm who worn fortunate enough to
liavn twit In Hie ftutlvlllen,
Chwf HalMwn awl Hid Wlrcul (,'nin
mit4uur Imtt bttou filling lint iijui-,m
Wt Wit) flijJiti imVi'iiienl un
bm uiWwuw tat &imilm)t with tut
iltrtiy Hm fw iloyf
On the 18th day of February, 1891
the City of Bandon first saw daylight
as a municipality. Therefore, on the
18th day of February, 1915, it will
have been twenty-four years since
four hundred souls, good and true cit
izens, who represented the entire pop
ulation of Bandon at that time, rea
soned together that it would be to the
advantage of their social, moral and
business uplift to resolve themselves
into a political subdivision of the
great state of Oregon; and, inspired by
the watchword which has always been
tho moving factor in the heart of ev
ery Bandonian, that "he who hesitates
is lost," they put the deductions of
their logic into real action, and Ban
don began right.
Those were the days of the "Ban
dorill," the "Joseph and Henry," the
"Parkersburg," the "Lizzie Prion,'
and various other members of the
mosquito fleet whose names we have
forgotten little two-mast carriers
who were happy, after a sixty-day
cruise from San Francisco and four
days to load, when the tug "Triumph"
found seven or eight feet of water on
the bar so that they might glide safe
ly to sea, each modestly carrying
from two hundred and fifty to three
hundred thousand feet of lumber.
Thoso were the days when the boys
felt rich (as indeed they were) with
a winter's job in tho mill of Capt.
Parker, Adam Pershbakcr, or Col.
Rosa; the output of which mills can
be better understood when we recall
to mind the fact that they were de
pendent upon this little mosquito
fleet as tho sole means of transporta
tion. In those days the principal and
one assistant had time to spare dur
ing their six hour's work of inspiring
the young mind of Bundon with the
idea that knowledge is power. In
those days three regular meals were
never dropped from the urogram of
any Banuoninn's life. If perchance ,
they were, it was due to the fact that
the frugal provider had lost his tide
book or failed to have his clamming
artillery in position nt a seasonablo
hour. In those days tho wily gamo
warden never filled the heart of the
peaceful Bandonian with dread. In
those duys we were satisfied und con
tent with tho undulating characteris
tics of n sidewalk on a part of the
sunny sicfe of Mrst "Street. Trails
to the various scattering residences
filled tho hearts of none with dread
of dangers of Alice-in-Wonderland
fame, but rather assured the older
residents safety from being lost on
the wny home and inspired the young
and romantic heart with the fancy of
sort of lovers' lane. No one wor
ried over the fact-dwindling wood
pile in those days; beach wood was a
nevcrfailing resource. In the sum
mer every one raised his own garden,
with tho confident assurance that if
the same failed him ero the dawn of
spring, the freshets of winter would
surely replenish his vegetablo bin
from the abundant supply of tho up
river farmer who was thoughtless
enough not to profit by his past win
ter's experience. As for grocerien
and clothing, our trust was in Judge
Dyer, who was too kindly to doubt
our credit, and therefore proved &
PAST YEAR'S ACHIEVEMENTS
That Bandon enjoyed prosperity
luring 19M, despite the poor condi
tion of the lumber market and the dis
astrous fire which destroyed practi
cally half of the hiisinusg section ot
the city, and that wu have a year of
surpassing prosperity before us U
JOdlllj OIJ1 JO OUIOU ,( p)U41MUOIU9p
tnnt Incidents of the pust your.
The people of lliindou voted ?4H,
000 In bond for the purpose of tak
ing over the wuter system of the city
the city taking uctuul control of the
wuter pltuil January I, 1915,
An uiiiiuul tax levy of one mill vot
ed for llii iiiuliituliutiit'ii uf Ihv Buit
don Public Library.
TIih nuw nrhnol lioiim ercttd
In '.n Bundon at a tout of lo
Tlifcf iiioderji tftvjirpof building
tV'i'i'UJ Wild jo 0Um of toil'
Geo. P. Topping
But let us consider henceforward.
The progressive Bandon lias inspired
tho nation with the importance of he
needs, thereby securing dovclopmei t
of river and harbor. Today the mo
dern sttnm schooner only waits for
the tide to serve her that she may car
ry 700,000 to one million feet
of lumber or its equivalent in capacity
to the markets of the Pacific. Ban
don has doubled her population near
ly 9 times. Mills, factories, foundries,
machine shops, light plant, water
works, and many other industries,
have been added to her progression.
Tho llttlo two-mast sailing vessel ha.-
come and gone. Following close in
her passing has come and gone the
three mast sailer. Only steam alone
has proven adequate to supply the de
mand for transportation. To keep
pace with her progression, the child
which first saw daylight on that mem
orable If th day of February, has been
called upon to reconstruct her organ
ic law three times once January 2S,
1903, once October 27, 1908, and again
on the 3rd day of May, 1912. lie
schools have grown from the then
creditable institution of one princi
pal and an assistant to a high school
and two graded branches, under tho
management of a superintendent and
two principals, with a corps of twenty-three
teachers in attendance, and
a school census of 961. Modern stores
and shops ornament the business cen
ter, and elegant homes skirt the res
idence district many of which are
second to none in the fund. Bandon
has successfully combated and with
stood yea, and come out victorous
from evory business depression that
has overtaken the country from the
inception of our original municipality
Thus, we have had our misfortunes
and have suffered disadvantages, but
they hive always b.een met with
.. "j .ii a i t i
spirit oS!to ordare, until the business
Interests of Bandoii have creditably
won tho distinction of always stand
Ing together. We ore blessed with
many advantages of modern times
and are embarrassed by but few of
tho disadvantages. Although we may
be overtaken with disappointments
we feel that Bandonians should con
gratuiate tiiemsclves on ttic success
of their many achievements; and
Bandon and her harbor shall yet be
more than an imporntnt factor in the
commercial welfare and development
of Coos County. Wo shall have better
schools, better and more manufactur
ing, better and more agricultural in
terests, farming and dairying, besides
many other enterprises which shall
spring from our dormant resources,
even climute, fertile hills and valleys
We have no reason whatever for be
ing discouraged. Business may wax
und wane, but no mun can take our
harbor from us, our resources, or our
climate. For us God has done much;
it is only left for us to reach and
grasp the opportunity.
I therefore have great faith in Ban
don und Iter citizens. She and they
have always been courageous, public
spirited and energetic. There is noth
ing to prompt me to believe that they
shall ever be otherwise. Kvidonco of
the red corpusclu of progress has
grown too pronounced in tho iifeblood
of her advancement.
struction costing a total of $50,000.
Fifteen storerooms, warehouses,
Industrial plants and public buildings
of frame construction built. Approx
imate cost, 4 00,000.
Between 25 und 30 new houses
built at u total of not less than $10,
000. First Street West 'Hived with hard
iturfuce pavement at an outlay of
Munlclpul dock built ut the foot of
Kltcht now biulness ronrerns open
In Bundon, Including u factory und
olio luinUr company.
Thoru I not u vui-anl ttiirn loom
Hiliool rt'iimu of lim dly niwp POt
rMUmi) of i'ioo ugw In Hitt ilbdflif,
uf && hwiv limit llio, JltrdiUK )'if
J)fiIoii of liuyivii' flyjl dWfj
ing Tort of Bandon to be legally
formed, releases $25,000 for immed
mtc improvement of bar and river.
Pathe Dally Wnr News.
If you want to sec tho latest mo
ing pictures from the Europenn Wnr
the I"ntho Daily News shown at the
Grand Theatre twice n week beats all
others. We wish to announce th; t
ui-Kiiimug jan. ist wo are rcccivin,:
the Pathe New3 from U0 to 40 days
old, the latest films of this type that
nave ever been exhibited in Coos
county. See the terrible destruction
wrought by the 12 centimeter guns
and other interesting war pictures
every lucsday and Friday at tho
Parent and Teacher
Problems immediately affecting ev
ery parent and patron of the Bandon
schools, discussed by local peonle
along with several musical number
will make up the program to be ren
dered at the meeting of the Parent
Teachers Association, at the Hig'r
school building Friday evening. The
meeting will take up promptly at sev
en thirty o'clock.
Folk dances by the pupils of th.
iiast side school is a number on tin
program which should be a treat U
-hose who attend inasmuch as it 1
an innovation in the activities of the
ocal schools and will be preceded by
an explanatory lecture on the sub
ject by Miss Landreth. It is only dur
ing the past few years that folk
dances have been made a part of the
exercises in Americnn schools, and
this is the first year that it lias ap
peared in Bandon.
Quite an extensive and varied pro
gram including tho best of tho local
talent has been prepared as follows
Vocal solo, Mrs. G. Geisendorfer.
Reading, Chester Teegarden.
Music, Mrs. A. Sweet.
ine cviis oi juvenile uossin anil
its results, Mrs. J. L. Kronenberg nnd
Mrs. C. F. Pape.
Uoulilo Male Quartette, Messrs
Webb, Wntkins, Boak, Corson, Sid-
well, Dippel,- Quigley and Rev.
Piano Duet, Clarice Danielson and
Treasa Button; violin accompaniment
Paper, Miss Landreth.
Folk Dances, East Side School Pu
Ini order that the people having
small children which they cannot leave
at home, may be able to attend the
meeting without being bothered with
the care of the children the Kinder
garten Coinmitteo will be on hand to
tnke care of all children whose par
ents wish to nttend tho meeting.
At tho close of the program re
freshments will be served under the
supervision of Mrs. Annie Barrows.
Mrs. C. E. Bowman and Mrs. Herbert
Brown, who compose tho Refreshment
Bible Lectures Close at Orcphcum.
Sunday night closed the Bible Lec
tures in tho Orphetiiu, but in response
to many request they will be con
tinued in tho Baptist Church on Hast
FJoventh Street, until permanent lo
cation can bo arranged for. Meet
ings will be held three nights each,
tho subjects for this week being as
Wednesday, Jan. ti, "Tho Keys to
tho Lingdom of Heaven."
Friday, Jan. 8, "Present Truth foi
Sunday, Jan. 10, "The Messugo for
Special music will accompany each
servi o which will begin at 7:80.
During tho seven weeks tho lec
turei. continued in the Orpheum the
utteiulauce ranged from 80 to over
ilOO each night. At the close of the
sermon Sunday night u largo number
went forward for speciul prayer ami
l'untors l.liigenfelter and Bunch
are pleused with the runult and the
outlook for the futuio.
Iliinilon WVullirr deport,
('apt. O When, ctmpttruUvti uuar
vnr, reHiiU Hut nilnfull fur tli
month ut liMvifibtir, 0 I, ut lUiKi
lot! iiui (hi your.
iln t'toir. 11. fh iwIm1J Iw lim
mi)iMmmlin miimi hi Jill w 7:11
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hnim mrv Has fa m
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nans ror me iinsaaic ?ear
Laid at Meeting of
Port of Bandon
The port commissions for th 1
of Bandon met n their first
for tho year lfU, in the office
Port Attorney Trcadgold Satf
I0::t0 o'clock and completed t
ranization for the year 101 r.
At the election of oflfi . '
II. Rosa was elected i-e.'L i
lohrwn, vice prevde it, J. I'. T.. -i ,
iecrctray, und T. P. Hanly, i;t
The term of R. E. L. P3AH1: '
ing expired, A. McNair, wh
elected at the fall election to '
seat and T. P. Hanly. who w-
:locted to succeed himself wns t 1 1
installed into office
Mr. McNoir took the p'uee oi
dillion on all committee.; inc'.udin s
inatu-e comniiUe.- ,i d oher.
It was decided by the jort co' -
sion to work in cooperation wf , s
farmers along the river to prot ' 1 f j
banks of the river from washm.r 1
and destroying large areas of exec '-
snt bottom land and filling the n, r
The treasurer's report for the yt r
was read and approved.
Tho work of the port for the yei.r
was not entirely outlined, but it is
the intention to start a vigorous cam
paign of improvement so far as the
funds will permit. Application hps
already been made for the dredge Ore-"
gon to be brought into the river, for
the purpose of cleaning and dretlging
shoals between tho mouth of th rty
er and Cnquille. The Pertliasiilmiiti.
?25,000 available for this puruo,-a$8
It is the intention of the port commia
jioncrs to work in conjunction with
the army engineers for the geHoinl
improvement of the harbor.
At the last session of Congress.
$20,000 was appropriated for this riv
er and there has been $70,000 place. I
in the rivers and Imrbors bill before
this session of congress. If this lat
ter amount is forthcoming it will
give the port an excellent start foitfff
largo amount of improvement. There
is little doubt as to tho passage of this
bill as it stands, so far as the Ce
quille river is concerned us the amount
has been lecommended by the engi
neers, and accepted by the Commit- '
tec. In addition to this the bill car
ries with it a new survey for a new
project, tho survey to include the b.r
und entire river from its mouth to
While the port commissioners have
not fully decided to bond thin year i 1
any considerable .sum, yet it is tho in
tentiou to do so as fiere is uuod for
new imptovemouts, over nnd above
those outlined for the funds now avail
able. With this fact in view it in-
pears that there will tie large devel
opment in port work for Mover I
years to come. It is generally under
stood that the government will give
dollar for dollar for every one rais
ed by the port commission either h
bonding or otherwise, and it is aval
able that within the next two
tin 00 yearn that a half m) II ton dt
lars or more will bo expended on t
COOS COUNTY RANKS THIRD
IN WIDOW PKNSION OUTl.
Fact and figure given out by
Iiimui'iiiu'0 Commissioner For
show that during the hint ye.
ountkn of Oregon paid out 30 1, 1
90 in the way of widow' at
hiuI for the euro ami relief 0 U.'
mid needy between January 1 i
lumber 80 th.
Coo county, according U th
tUtic given out, raniit fourth ..
to countiu in thv amount of .
spofuijal in uoUm (ut wUiawt 1
ing paid out M.uHl it in that k
far rliaf work. Muiyuau
in Mm urdr nmuI I n Hw )
rUf fur tba mmm, Ik taMM4tr ,
l A.. A i.. .