Semi-weekly Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 1910-1915, February 19, 1915, Image 1

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Job Printing!
I The Recorder covers the
A modern equipped job
X Uandon field thoroughly
department in connection
Considered at Council Meet
ing. Col. Rosa Makes
A Few Suggestions
It almost looked as if the fire (pro
tcctioti) bug had started something
when the council Wednesday evening
gave an hour of .the session to the
pro and con discussions of the subject.
Colonel It. II. Itosa started the lire
works when he placed a propositioi
before the council proposing the con
struction of a cast iron pipe line alone
First street at Uandon avenue to Hal
timore avenue and that a six inch ir
on main he run to the water front at
the foot of Baltimore avenue. Thii
would enable the tug Klihyam to at
tach its pumps to the main and there
by give heavy prcsure throughout the
business district. Automatic gates
would be placed at the end of the iroi
pipe line, which would close when the
pressuro was increased, thus giving
sullicienl force for several lines ol
hose and preventing the salt watei
from contaminating the whole watei
system. OIThand the city engineei
estimated that this would cost be
tween $ 1,800 and $2,000.
"Knowing that the city has no mon
ey with which to do the work which
we have outlined," said Col. Kosa, we
suggest that the business men lend
the city whatever funds are necessarj
nt an interest of six per cent, if this
can legally be done."
Advisability Questioned
Although greeted by a nolicable
murmur of applause when first sug
gested, this proposition did not prove
bullet proof and was punctured in sev
eral places. Not only does the Klih
yam not keep up n head of steam at
all times, but it was pointed out that
there was a possibility, even a proba
bility that the tug might not be here
when most wanted and without it
such a system of fire protection would
be useless. There existed a doubt as
to whether the council had the power
to borrow money for the prpose of in
stalling lire protection, but there ex
isted little doubt that there would be a
decided kick on the part of the ta
payers should the council enter into a
contract, legal or illegal, agreeing to
pay six percent interest for the use ol
money. Here tliu discussion took a
turn to the personal.
"How much of the city would this
proposed fire protection cover?" ask
ed Foster, rising from his position ii
the audience. He was informed that
the idea was to cover only the husi
ness part of the city.
"Then I suggest that the business
men pay for it." said Mr. Foster.
Alarm System Suggested
Councilman Pape took a hand in the
discussion at this point and declared
himself in favor of the installation of
a huge electric fire gong in a place
where it can be heard throughout
the city.
"The fire gong which we have ai
present is absolutely worthless." said
Mr. I 'ape. "Surrounded as it is by
buildings it can not be heard across
the street,"
The mayor who had been in
vestigating the matter of fire alarms
advocated an alarm system which is
manufactured in II i 1 1 s It or o u g h
and is in use in most of the Willa
mette Valley towns. Tins outfit
consists of a huge bell that is rung
l.y a motor, the wwer being secured
from the electric light wires, and
is rung from the telephone office.
Ilefore the central girl art! as man)
push buttons as there are fire district
in the city and all that the telephone
gill lias to do when a fire Is reported
In her, w to push the button untuning
the district wlieie the bliue in repott
ed. Automatically (he alarm
bound Hut number of the district.
Hwli un outfit would viMt Hid vUy M00
llnlh Hie proposal of Mr. How hihI
Him unit for un w In nil ylM w(
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Port Orford, Ore.Feb.,l'J.-A banquet
is to given iiere by the Port Orford
Commercial Club. The guest of honor
will be Frank 15. Tichcnor, who is an
tintirinir booster for Port Orford. It
was Mr. Tichenor's grandfather Wil
Ham Tichcnor who platted the town of
Port Orford in 1805.
Tomorrow night there is to be
wrestling match in Port Orford be
tween Percy Zumwalt and Mr. Urown
of Langlois. There will also bo a match
between Clarence Zumwalt and Lester
White. Some local men say they have
good grounds for believing a match
will bo pulled oft" next spring between
Eddie O'Connel. of Portland, and M
G. I.utsey.
Mr. John Swing has been down here
with his boat "Tramp" to see if ar
rangements could be made to purchase
his boat. The deal is pending. The Port
Orford people have made an offer for
the boat but it did not appear satis
factory to Mr. Swing. Since the boat
broke her stern line when lying in
Nellie's Cove at Port Orford and went
aground, but the cove is well shelter
ed and the Tramp was in no way dam
Take up a Portion of the
Time at the Meeting of
Council Monday Night
Consideration of sewer projects un
dor way, or proposed, and remon-
.sLiT-iu'OB-against the same, the great
or part of the business coming under
the latter classification, took a large
part of the time of the council in
their regular meeting Wednesday ev.
Two separate remonstrances came
up before the body requesting that the
proposed sower in Sewer Dist. No. 4,
which takes in Second St., Hast, El
mira and Caroline avenues, lie in
definitely postponed owing to the
present stringent condition of finances
Mast Objects
The plea in one of these petitions
that the present sewer on Caroline
avenue is entirely adequate and suffic
ient brought a storm of protest from
Councilman Mast who pointed out
that although the present sewer
might be adequate, the sewerage is
suing from it is running out into the
open air on the river bank where only
the very high tides are sullicicnt to
carry it away. Conditions at the out
let of this sewer, declared Mr. Mast,
ire deplorable and a serious menace
to public health. Over bis opposing
vote these two remonstrances as well
is one against the proposed sewer on
Seventh street wore allowed and fur
ther action indefinitely postponed.
Acting on the request of property
owners along Wall street, bids for the
sewer contract on that thoroughfare
were not opened Wednesday night,
tins is due to the tact Unit a till is
contemplated along this street and
should it materialize, the plans for the
sewer will have to be materially
changed. The bids will be opened
some time within (50 days.
Water Needs Considered
Too lengthy for ample considera
tion at the meeting, the proposed ord
inance for regulating the alfairs of
the Water department was referred
to the water committee for further
study. The matter of interest on the
water bonds was considered at length
and the city recorder was instructed
to set aside each month, beginning at
the first of the year, the sum of $185
to take care of the interest which falls
due on the first of July.
Sine taking over Hie water plant
the Water committee linn had troiilt
leu of iU own, not Hit) least of which
has been the nrningeinunt of a schcil
tile of water rate which will put Hie
large ami small consumer on some
what Hi kiiiiii Ikimh. Previous lo
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Wm. Pentland of Myrtle Point
Murder Mystery Fame is
Held in Idaho Town
Wm Pentland,, the much wanted
witness in the Myrtle Point alleged
murder case, has been located at Cou-
er d'Aleno, Idaho. Pentland is the
man who mndc a sensational charge
of murder and then skipped the coun
try, lie made an alfadavit to the ef
fect that he had overheard a conver
sation between Clarence Hussell and
his wife in which it was asserted that
Arthur Itussell had been poisoned.
Pentland has been taken into custo
dy by the Idaho authorities and will
be kept there until the report of the
chemist is received in all particulars
of the investigations now' being made
into the alleged poisoning.
The case is expected to develope
sensationally within a few days. The
body has been disinterred and addi
tional vital parts taken"' therefrom.
Samples of water from the grave and
from n neighboring spring were also
taken and sent to a Portland chemist,
the same who made the analysis of
the contents of the stomach.
Clarence Itussell, a brother of the
dead man, and S. D. Pulford, an at
torney, were present when the body
was taken from the grave Sunday.
A trace of poisoning was found in
the vitals but not such as could not
have been absorbed from a medicine
that had been taken. It is alleged that
the poison found was arsenic although
no authorativc statement in this re
gard has been made. The records of
the sales of Myrtle Point druggists
for the past three years has been
made in an ctfort to identify the
source of supply.
The sheriff is proceeding carefully
with his investigation and will no',
make arrests unless it can be plainly
brought out by the efforts of the
chemists that foul work was done.
I ' A It EN T-T E A C 1 1 E It'S MEETING
The parent-teacher's meeting held
it the high school auditorium last
night was a success in every particu
lar, and the program that was carried
out was a credit tothose who partici
The meeting was called to order at
8:15 o'clock by the president, Mrs. E.
.ewin, after which the minutes of the
last meeting were read and approved.
The ladies glee club then a song
which was highly appreciated by the
The feature of the evening was a
papar by Miss Elizabeth J. Kodgers in
which she outlined a course of rending
in folk stories and adventures for de
veloping the imagination. This sub
ject was further discussed by City Li
brarian, Miss F. A. Henry. Miss Hen
ry makes a special study in selecting
ami advising the proper reading for
children patronizing the public libra
The discussion of this subject was
nlso taken up by Mrs. Faulds who em
phasized the value of poetry in con
nection witli the development of the
child's mind.
vocal solo by Prof Richards, with
Mrs. Albert Garfield as piano accoin-
panist was heartily encored. A reading
entitled An order for a picture, was j
well received.. One of the most en-
oyable umbers of the entire program
ws a piano solo by Mrs. Rarackninn,
and a hearty encore was given. A
reading by Mrs. Averill was well ren
dered nd greatly appreciated by the
After the program was completed
ritfreilimentM consisting of cake and
olfeu went nerved by Hit girl in the
oiniiitic Kvfeiu'o ilmmrUneiil. There
were ovit UftO pnweiit and all lutd a
pltmwint ami profitable evening.
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IiimwiiiIiik inon of it mmm nil (lie
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minmiitly llfn.
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Km Mile.
Interviews With Prominent
Handonians on the Subject
"My idea of a fire fighting
system for the city of Uandon
is that a pumping station bo
established as an auxiliarv to
the present water system." is)
said Mayor George It. Top-
ping when interviewed on the
"Let us appropriate ?10,000
for the work and cover the bus-
iness district and as much of
the residence section as can lie
reached for Hie money. Place
a pump along the water front
at some point and connect it
with the present water mains.
Have an electric and gasoline
motor to operate the pump so
that it may be ready for use at
any time
"This would not mean that
the entire water system would
be contaminated in case of fire
as we could have automatic
water gates which would im-
mediately cut off the section in
Use from the rest of the svs-
tern when the pressure was in-
creased by the pump.
"This amount of money,
$10,000, would not go a great
way towards establishing an
efficient fire protection, but
it would be a start in the right,
direction. Ruying motors and
pump, buying and installing
iron pipe necessary to carry
ine nign pressure. I'urcnas- if
jng hydrants, runs into money
fast. The more money we
spend on a proposition of this
kind the better off wo would
.. lie, yet for a starter, $10,000
would be sufficient.
Game Means Much to Both
Teams, Visitors Yet Have
First Victory to Win
Tonight Coach Quigloy's team of
basket bull players, in better shape
than they have been at any time dur
ing the season, wil meet the five
from North Hend and the dope, the
coach and Hie team pronounce but one
outcome Ilandin on the long end of
the score.
For the first timctliis year the team
will enter the game with a full lineup
of first string men, mumps having
completed the rounds of the first team
Windsor and Armstrong are both
scheduled for the cente 'K.-ition with
the latter probably opening the game.
As forwards the two Pullen boys will
work together for the first time in a
scheduled game on the home floor and
Webb and Chatburn will lie the
guards. This arrangement gives
Quiglcy a strong bunch of substitutes
should he have need of them.
Game Important
The game however is not going to
be a landslide cither way for defeat
means the vanishing of championship
hopes for the losers. North Ilend
has only nluycl two of it i cl.i-lul'-d
eight games and although they lost
both of them, so has every other
team in the league lost two games.
Uandon on the other hand is tied with
Mnrshfield and Coquillc for first hon
ors, should the county Athletic asso
ciation sustain the ruling of Hie ref
eree in the contested game. Ios of
this gamo would result in liiiiidou's
taking a slide for the cellur that
could not be overcome.
Tea m in Shape
"Every one of my nam In In Hie
prime of condition" wild Hi turned af
ter the liint luMivy work out lout nlulit.
It win noiiiii workout am) Hie boys
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Burning of Lodging House Building at Bunker Hill is Ac
companied by Loss of Life. Carelessly Thrown
Cigarette Blamed as the Cause of Starting
Six dead aixl seven in the hospital
suffering from severe injuries, is the
toll exacted by fire at Marshfield Tues
day night. A boarding house in Hun
ker Hill, operated by George W. Craig
caught fire during the evening and be
came a charnel pit before the force
of the element was spent. The fire oc
curred at two o'clock in the morning
md had j.rot a strong headway before
discovered. The whole thing was in
fames before Hie i leepera wi .r.'i. wer;
i wakened.
Pour corpse!! weve found h the liro
iMen in the ruins and were not identi
f.ed until tuvie '.me later. The e:.a'l
'c of the fire '. not kno'v.i. H :?
supposed to have started in the lobl y
of the hotel, possibly from a match o"
cigarette stub carelessly thrown down.
The janitor, E. O. Willette, on Hie
third story of the building was the
first man to give the alarm. llali
dressed, he groped his way throuuh
the smoky hallways, shouting to the
sleepers to awaken.
Many of the lodgers found theirex-
it barred and had to jump' from the
windows. There were about forty-
five inmates of the boarding house
and it took some checking of the list
to determine .exactly who the dead
Included in the fatalities was A. A.
Craig father of the proprietor of the
boarding house. He was 05 years of
age and feeble. He was seen to come
to the window once or twice but did
not have the strength to make his es
A grandson, Homer, aged 11 years
was sleeping with the grandfather and
md imprisoned likewise, but smashed
the pane of a window and jumped to
- One hoarder had foresight enough
to provide himself with a rope to lie
used i ncaso of fire and made effect
ive escape by use of it. Another tied
his lied sheets together to make a rope
and dropped to the ground by its aid.
Following is a list of the dead:
Luis Knlownski, waiter.
S. E. Lewis, laborer.
W. S. Glover, laborer.
William Ward, stranger.
A. A. Craig,.
Louis Pepas, laborer.
Roy Askew.
It is supposed that the fife started
from u lighted cigarette stub thrown
down in the lobby, as from the appear
ances when tiie fire was discovered the
blaze must have ctartcd in that part
of the building. The fact there were
only men roomers in the house is ac
counted for by the fact that the build
ing is close t oths C. A. Smith mill and
caters to employes in the plant, of
which there were about '15 in the
house. Ilelongmg to the C. A. Smith
Company the building ws loused to G.
W. Craig, who was running the lodg
ing house. Insurance covered the build
ing which was valued at $10,000.
Soon after the fire was discovered u
line of hose was run from the pump
ing plant of the mill and three and a
half minutes after the alarm was tur
ned in the big auto engine of the
Marshfield fire department was on the
scene. Nothing could be done to
save the boarding bouso and the
streams were played on the surround
ing buildings all of which were saved.
Immediately after tho fire Aruo Me
reeii, vice president and general man
ager of the ('. A. Smith Company, is
mi ad orders that evorthing poHNlble be
don for those who wore injunx! and
Unit all of thoM In the (lie who were
inploy of Hi i'oiiiwiiy rliould have
thill r WHIltM 4liplilMl.
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Harry Lockwood and Vane Garten,
who have been in San Francisco for
several weeks, returned on the Speed
well Wednesday. Mr. Lockwood is re
turning to Frisco on the return trip of
the boat.
Mayor Topping was a passenger on
the early boat Thursday morning for
Coquille where he will1 attend to legal
business and then proceed to Myrtle
Point, being called there in regard to
matters pertaining to the sale of the
Uandon Dry Goods Company.
Fred Perkins is in from Two Mile
for a visit in Uandon.
Aunt Peabody Visits Her
Nices and Attends a Swell
Party. Gets Acquainted
Annt. Peabody of Peabody'svillc
paid a brief visit to Uandon Wednes
day night, her adventures in the in
terval being one of the special feat
ures with which Manager Selliner de
lights to spice his regular offerings of
movies and vaudeville at the Grand.
The old lady's nieces, for Aunt Pea
body is elderly, were not at all de
lighted to see their female relative.
In fact the two girls, Eleanor and
Hattie were distinctly peaved at the
prospect. Her descent on them was
particularly ill-timed as they were
preparing for a select party at which
they were to be hostesses, during the
evening. Tho old lady's costume did
not appeal to them as suitable for
such an occasion. She was in an 188 1
costume of somber black relieved by
a white Shaker bonnet and set olf by
a brilliant and ample sash of green
the sight of which would have scared
a mooley calf in a woodland pasture
into convulsions of terror.
The old lady pretended to be deaf
and was edified nt tne plain expres
sions of her girl relatives . She plan
ned a terrible revenge.
They had schemed to get the aunt
to sleep early and apparently succeed
ed. Hut when the party was at its
height the old lady, green sash and all
put in an appearance. She exagger
ated her own peculiarities for the ben
efit of the occasion, talked in a nasal
high pitched tone of voice and de
manded to lie introduced to each and
every member of the party, comment
ing all the while on each one's appear
ance and garb. When she hud proper
ly horrorized everybody she made the
startling declaration that she would
leave $5,000, meant for her nieces, to
their friend Mariam, the one person in
the nsemblage who had treated her
with courtesy.
Mrs. Anna Tucker took the part of
Aunt Peabody, Iluth Uurkhurt imper
sonated Eleanor and Delphi Langlois
played Hattie, the second niece. Ot
tilie l.ewin took the part of Mariam,
and all did nicely, having their parU
well committed to memory and pay
ing particular attention to the stage
At the conclusion of the comedy
Mian lilanche Webb delighted the aud
ience with a butterfly dance in con
ttiiiin, doing ft very nicely and grace
fully. Her appearance muile u lilt mid
was vigorously upplNiideil. Ilor small
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