Semi-weekly Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 1910-1915, March 16, 1915, Image 1

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Oregon Historical Society
City Hall UteUk
The Recorder covers the
Bandon field thoroughly
Job Printing!
f A modern equipped job
department in connection f
Boat Capsizes With Fishing
Party Who Try to Land on
Table Rock in the Surf
Juntos Osborne, sot. of Mrs. F. L.
Christe of Bandon Heights, who would
have reached his eighteenth year July
17 of this year, lost his life in the
breakers of Table Rock nbout six o'
clock last evening and his partners
Bill and Jim Winegar, closely escaped
the same fate wheii the lit foot fish
boat containing the three was turned
over end by a huge comber.
Both of thu Winegar boys escaped
by a hair, the hair upon which is 3U3
pended every deep sea fisherman, Jim
receiving a painful scalp wound by
being hit by the boat or some of its
equipment, while young Osborne was
drowned, probably after having been
knocked senseless. When picked up
by the life savers, ho was dead and
just behind his ccr was a gaslt an
inch wide and over three incites long,
probably inflicted by the gunwale of
the boat.
His body was lying under the boat
when it was washed up on the beach
and the lines and tackle tangled about
him, ono rope being drawn tightly
around his neck. Only his head pro
jected from beneath the bout and the
gunwale rested across his nock. The
lifo savers and Dr. 11. V. Loop orkf d
over the boy for several minutes and
expelled only about n pint of water
from tho boys lungs, another fact
that strengthens tho supposition that
ho was knocked unconscious.
Disregarding the warning of tho life
saving crew, the men toon their boat
off the sands just north of the look
out and put to sea at 1 1 :20 yesterday
morning stating that tiicy intended
to stay out and not attcmp to enter
in a rough sea. Just before starting
they had their picturs taken by L. I.
Wheeler, the photographer. Dolph
Johnson, who was on watch ui the
time, says that there wa3 u nasty sea
running at the time and they took
somo water as they were going out
All day they were in siht but far
enough out to bo in no great danger.
At noon, Louis Wick teliovcd John
sou at the Lookout and it was hoc un
til four o'clock, when his shift was up
that tho men started o return. Cap
tain Johnson became appreheusivu
that the men would try to land on the
beach and instructed Cl.uenco Boice,
who took tho next watch, to observe
them carefully . Shortly before six
o'clock Boice reported the boat had
capsized and the crew rushed to the
scene. Although they were scareo
eight minutes in getting out the boat
was already on the beach. Jim Wine
gar gives a good account of what hap
pened. "About five we eatno in to look at
the surf and decided we could make
the inside of tho reef easily," he Mild,
"Osborne was steering and Bill and I
were at the oars. We were getting
along nicely and felt so safe that wo
did not even remove our shoes. With
out warning a big one 'made up' be
hind us and broke right over our stern
rolling us end over. When I vaino up
the boat was forty feet front nii, id
tont up. Osborne was the nearest o
the boat and was hanging onto it
when we got to it.
"We succeeded in righting her o it
before wo could do any bailing an
other breaker hit us turning us over
again. After that we just tried to
keep a hold on the boat, hut no sooner
did wo get a good grip than another
big breaker would hit us and wash
us away. Three diirerent times wo
put tho boy up on thu boat and tho
fourth time he was washed off, Bill,
who was holding on to the cuntor
board, grabbed for his hand, but
inliwd, That miut have brim when lie
got tangled up In I he linen and roiild
not get out from under llm bout."
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ulimi Onhuiie wu pliUd up,
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take into consideration that the brea
kers would not be breaking in the
same place in tho evening as when
they went out nnd were nut looking
for a heavy sea so for out. That the
men were foolhaidy, as are ali of those
who venture out in small boats, is not
denied bv the Captain. He has war
ned them as well as others but with
no avail.
Two weecks ago tonight these
same three men along with two others
"Big Bill" Cotter and I. A. Brown
lay outside tied to the whistling bouy
for 24 hours and were rescued by the
life savers and the power boat. Bill
Winegar has had two or three other
close calls. Early in tlicsummer
two years ago he capsized out from
Port Orford nnd was in the water
four hours before being rescued and
two months later nearly lost his life
off Rogue Itiver. In the latter case
he and his partner were overturned
while five miles from shore with an
exceptionally heavy sea ' running,
There were no means of rescuing them
at hand and word was sent to the
Life Saving Crew here. Butting out
at once in the power boat, the crew
reached Winegar nine hours after he
capsized. Althogh almost dead front
exposure and cold, the lesson did him
no good and he has continued to risk
his own life and those of others.
Osborne was born in Humbolt Co.,
California, July 17, 1897. Ho is sur
vived by his mother, Mrs. Christe,
three brothers, Frank, Charles and
Hoy Osborne and two half sisters, Al
ice and Lavina Christe.
Osborn is thb"seventh man to lose
his life out of a fish boat in the break
ers at or near Bandon in the last 20
years. Dozens of rescues have heen
made by the brave life savers.
Alfred Johnson Well Known
in Lumber Industry Dead
at Seventy Years
Alfred Johnson, pionesr lumberman
of Oregon, died March Jltth at San
Kacfcl, Cal., at tho home of his
daughter, Mrs. Dollar. Death came
as the result of a stroke of paralysis
suffered tho latter part of January,
and he went to San Rnefel for treat
ment. The body will be returned on tho E
lizabeth Friday. The funeral will be
held in Coquillo Sunday, March 21.
Tho burial will be in the Masonic
Further arrngemcnts for the fun
eral have not yet been made. He was
a charter member of the Marshfield
Knights Templar and also a member
of the Manistee Mich, lodge of
Knights Templar.
Ho was born in Stockholm, Swed
en, Dec. 22, 18-tfi. His parents came
to America when ho was nine months
old. The settled in Milwaukee where
he married Jcorizianna McClintock
Ho canto to California in JSSs) where
he lived until coming to Coquillo in
1897. He has been engaged in tdhe
lumbering business in Coquillo since
coming hero . Ho was lifelong lum
berman starting at 1'entwater, Mich.
Ho ran away front home when a
boy and began lifo as a chore boy and
later worked as a teamster and labor
er in lumber camps. Ho rose rapidly
to a position of prominence in tho
lumber industry both in Michigan and
on the coast Ho built the old John
son mill above Coquillo ml was con
nected with the Lyon Johnson Lum
ber Co. Ho was a principal stock
holder in the former Randolph mill
which burned down two yearH ago.
Ho built tho old Johnson mill at Co
quillo and was InloresU'd in its pre,
cut operation.
Ho Ik survived by three omi and
four daughter; I'. K, Johnson, Alfred
Johnson, Jr., of Coquillo and (.'. MrL.
JoIimmmi of llandon, Mrs. D. L. Alia i t
of Oakland, Mm . Stanley Dollar of
Kan Manful, Mm. J, (', Klugvl, and
Mm. I'. II. M.thlo of llandon,
County CiiiiiniliwJuiiur fl. ,1. Ann
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Steamer Charm Laid Up for
Two Days by Accidental
Injury from Telegraph
Once more the steamers Charm and
Telegraph of the river fleej; are the
principals m a controversy which
promises to result in drastic action
beiitL' taken bv the United States
steamboat inspectors, following the
accident of Saturday afternoon when
the Charm was rammed by tho Tele
graaph, just this side of Cedar Point.
As a result of the accident the Charm
had three boards torn from near her
bow and below the water line and was
forced" to go on the beach when she
reached Coquille.
According to an account given of
the affair by an eye witness, the Tel
egraph was in the lead on the up
trip Saturday afternoon and had
stopped to take on passengers at a
landing and the Chariti caught up and
was passing her as the Telegraph
pulled away from tho landing. The
boats were runnng ciosa together
with the bow of the Telegraph just a
bit forward of the stern of tite Charm
and as hc former turned out front
tho landing she hit the stern of the
latter, forcing the nose of the Charm
into the log boom and across the bow
of the Tolegraph. Tite engine of the
Telegraph was reversed but not in
time to prevent the ramming of tho
Charm, which had bumped along the
log boom to the dolphin whero the
bow stuck and the little boat was in
this position when the Telegraph
struck her a second time.
Officers of the Telegraph state that
they did all they could, and L.thot was
in their power to prevent the collision
but that although the engines were
reversed it was impossible to stop the
boat in that short distnee. The Charm
blew her four whistles just before
she was struck the first time and
members of her crew state that she
blew the signal just before passing
the Telegraph, but those on the Tele
graph deny the latter assertion.
It is rumored that Chief Inspector
Bullscr, head of the Pacific coast dis
trict will investigate this case and
there is some little conjecture as to
what the result will bo in view of the
recent trouble between the boats and
the two steamship lines..
The Charm lad at Coqulllc Satur
day night whero she was pumped out
and her injuries patched up sufficient
ly to enable her to come to Bandon
Sunday morning. Here she was put
on tho runway of the old ship yard and
her injuries attended to. Tuesday
morning she was on her regular run
Former Bandon Tells of His Observa
tions in British Columbia
Captain McConnell, formerly own
er of the gasoline schooner, Randolph
is back in Bandon this week after an
absence from tho city of two years.
He has lately been a resident of Brit
ish Columbia nnd stopped over on his
way to visit the San Francisco fair.
He has been in the vicinity of Prince
Rupert which is (he center of a large
fishing business. A new railroad has
been built through that country by the
Grand Trunk nnd business was brisk
up to the opening of tho European
war. They have there an abund
ance of fish rock cod, halibut, ling,
and salmon. They catch many steel
heads weighing ten pounds nnd over.
Just at present Canada has the war
fever and prospective job-hunters are
told to enlist. Tho invitation is invar-
lably handed out to the young men.
Tho Idea of enlisting appeals to many
but they want to hold off as long as
they can hi tho hope that the war will
Ik over by tho tlinu thoy arrive upon
tho wiunn. They would like well to
liavu thu Journey overwnii and thu ex
M)rlfiict'M of trnvt-'llntr but do not un.
IliUktf much over thu Jiionpud of pru
nantlng llmlr iodii uh IuikkU for the
Ouniiun khurimlioolirn.
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Pjans for Change to Coast
Guard Service. Local Crew
, Enlists for Military Duty
J. C. Cantwell of San Francisco, in
spector for tho lath district of the
coast life saving stations arrived in
Bandon from Marshfield Saturday
ndbn on a tour of inspection of the
stations in the district. Ho returned
to Marshfield Monday from whence
he1 will take the Elder to Eureka.
He took up the subject of the union
of 'the lifo saving service and revenue
service with Captain Robert Johnson
The new service will be known as the
Coast Guard. Tho plans are not yet
fully matured but the regulations of
the revenue service with suitable a
mendmcnts will probably bo Riven tho
new service. This will require a mili
tary stylo of uniform and military
regulations for the guards. He ex
presses the opinion that the change
will bring a vast improvement in both
the,' services to be united.
Arrangements were made for im
provements and regular repairs at
the station. Appropriations have
been allowed and new stations will be
constructed at Florence, Bolenas, and
at Half Moon Bay.
Captain Johnson received his com
mission in the new service last Feb
ruary and the three permanent local
guards have enlisted in the service.
Regulations for filling the extra
places have not yet been completed
but enlistment will be required and
will be of such strict character that
an improvement of tho general char
acter of the service at large is cxpect
edVAtw Inspector Cantwell and Captain
Johnson arc old shipmates. Sunday
evening was spent with Mr. and Mrs.
Greenough. Cantwell and Mrs. Grcen
ough's father, Mr. Tallant, who is a
large salmon canner of Portland, are
old friends.
High School Basket .Ball .Quintette
Find Up River Team No Match For
Themselves. Twontyfive Make Trip
Twentyfive Bandoninns, mostly
students of the high school, saw the
two teams of the school clean up the
Rivcrton quintettes on the up-river
floor Saturday evening and were also
witnesses to the 10 to 4 defeat which
tho local eighth grade suffered.
Neither of the teams of tho high
school had a walk away, having only
a three point lead in each of the two
games. The first team registered 20
points as against 17 for their oppon
ents, whilo the second string won 21 to
18. Both games were fast and excep
tionally clean, only two fouls being
called in the first game. -
For a whilo it looked as if there
was going to bo no games played as
the failure of the Charm to come
down the river, duo to the accident
which befell her Saturday afternoon,
left tho locals without any means of
making the trip. About fifty people
had gathered at the dock with the in
tent to make tho journey and when it
became known that the Sunset was
the only boat available, most of those,-
outside tho team, backed out. Tho
Sunset made the return trip Sunday
morning, arriving hero at 3:00 a. m.
Dr. Sheldon, of the University of
Oregon Extension Department, has
been secured by the Library Board
to deliver a lecture in Bandon March
23, but it has not yet been decided
whero tho talk will bo given. Dr.
Sheldon is a speaker of some note.
His subject will bo, "Education of
Children In the Modern English
Fox and Evan
Fox and Evans, blackfuco coiniiii'd-
lam were tho attraction at tho (irund
lunt Haturduy and Hunday uvaiilngM
mid their dancuN and Jolum inadu a hit
with thu uh) wd. An uniuuully Kwd
uttiuntioii In thu Mm that wwiiax
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Culminating a courtship lasting
over three years, Mrs. Alma Jack
con and Hanson (Pat) Rackleff were
married in Coquillo Monday and
started their married life by return
ing to Bandon to visit for a short
time with their many friends, a large
group of whom met them at the boat
this afternoon. The reception was a
warm one. Miss Silvia Rackleff
came with them.
Mrs. Rackleff formerly resided
in Bandon and was employed as a
stenographer by Attorney F. J. Feen
ey. After leaving here she went to
Coquillo and has since been employed
in the county clerk's office. Mr. Rack-
loir's parents, Mr and Mrs. Ed Rack
leff of Gardner are old time residents
of this part of the country and for
somo years lived in Bandon and Lang
iois. "Pat" is a former high school
student nnd for many years was em
ployed by the Hotel Gallier. Botli of
tho young people are well and widely
known here.
Mr. and Mrs. Kronenbcrg Give Reception
at Dreamland to High School De
baters and Basket Ball Players
Fifteen well selected popular anu
old time dances intermingled with ui
unusually well rendered musical anu
literary program, provided an excep
tionally enjoyable evening's entertain
ment for the guests of Mr. and Mrs J.
L. Kronenbcrg, who were hosts anu
hostesses in honor of the debating
and basket ball teams and the senioi
class of tho high school, at Dream
land Friday night.
One feature which took the eye ol
each guest as he entered tho hall wut
the beautiful decorations and tastj
arrangement of the hall. The walk
were a solid bank of evergreen
boughs, relieved here and there by i.
bit of color. Overhead, the usually
bare rafters wore completely hiddei.
from sight by the lattice work ol
black and gold streamers, through
which dropped tho electric lights, the
rays subdued by artistic shadcB am.
draping vines, while tho liberal dis
tribution of boquets of flowers ami
greens lent tho impression of spring
time woodland bower. Off from tin.
dance lloor tho patrons and patron
cssoss received the guests and helo
forth during the evening in just such
a nook as would be chosen for a royai
party. On the whole, nothing pret
tier lias been seen in Bandon. At
tractively gowned young ladies una
matrons added the finishing touch to
the affair.
Vocal solos, readings and feature
selections relieved the dance program
at intervals following the granU
march, all of which wore greeted by
hearty applause and appreciation b
those assembled.
Tho patrons wore Messrs and Mes
damcs Geo. Gciscndorfer, Guy Dipple,
Robert Johnson, E. Lewin, E. B.
Kuusrud, N. J. Crain, W. E. Crain,
Ed Gallier, Stephen Gallier, Geo. Arm
strong, J. A. Stoltz, F. J. Chatbum, F.
J. Fccney nnd C. Webb.
Light refreshments were served
during the evening. Following is the
Grand March
Waltz Nights of Gladness,
Two step Paul Jones,
Waltz Beautiful Udy
Senior March
Quadrille Pop Goes tho Weasel
Basket ball dance College Airs
Reading by Miss Rodgors,
Solo by Miss Hughs,
Feature dance Evening Glow
Paul Jones,
Waltz Germanla
Nlxlo Polka
.Solo-Elizabeth Fox,
lluteilly daiico Illancliu Webb, Kl
va Webb, Marjory Munt, Edna Dip
pel Kolo-I'rof. I(l(ihard
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Managing Committee De
cides Bandon Visit Entails
Too Much Expense for
Debaters and Judges
Owing to the heavy expense of
bringing the Medford high school de
bating team and the three outside
judges that would be necessary to
Bandon, the inter-district debato be
tween the Medford nnd Bandon schools
hns been switched to Eugene and the
debating supremacy of southern Ore
gon will be decided there March 21)th.
It had been planned to hold the de
bate and the preliminary arrange
ments were being made when a letter
was received from Prof. Robert Pres
cott, secretary of tho Oregon high
school debating league, stating that
unless the judges for the contest were
from some point outside of Coos Co.
that the debate must be held on neu--rul
ground, and suggesting either
Roseburg or Eugene. To bring the
Medford team here would cost some
where in the neighborhood of ?100 and
to add onto that the expense of bring
ing three judges in from the Willa
mette valley or some other outside
point would make tho expense pro
hibitive. For this reason it has been
deemed advisable to hold the contest
at iho University of Oregon where
judges can be secured without extra
Each of the teams will pay its own
expenses, which in the case of Ban
don will be about $90 for the thrco
members of the team and the chape
rone. To moot this expense a benefit en
terlainmcnt is to bo given- by -the
students of tho High School and other
local talent a weclt from tomorrow
evening. As of yet the program has
not been definatcly made out but a
few of the numbers have been selec
ted which include selections by the
Bandon Male Quartette and the Girls
Glee Club. A burle-io.iio on Shake
speare recently presented by tho
members of tho senior class at their
literary hour, is to bo repeated that
evening and promises a bushel of fun.
This act alone will lie worth the price
of a reasonable admission.
The final tryout for the orator wno
is to represent Bandon in tho Orato
rical contest at North Bend will bo
another fcnl.u v of the urogram. From
the nunibf-r of students who have en
tered the tryouU we can expect some
quality work in this line. A total of
eighteen students have signified their
intentions so fat to enter the contest,
eleven of whom are boys. Before next
Wednesday this number will be thin
ned down to three by tho process of
elimination and on that evening the
successful representative will be se
lected. Fern DeLong, Jack Kronenbcrg
and Geo. Stoltz are the thrc-o debaters
who will meet Medford at Eugene nnd
they arc now hard at work on their
arguments. Harold Quigloy ba3
been elected as the debate coach.
Track and field athletics are to be
gin in tho high school this week, is
the announcement made by Harold
Quigloy following a mass meeting of
the boys yesterday afternoon. This
means not only that the practice
work will start, but also that the stu
dents have a little job of real work to
do getting the cinder pnth, jumping
nits and other apparatus on the school
grounds into condition after the win
ter rains.
With a wealth of green material
nd a few old men turning outfit
looks as though Bandon should cut
somo figure in tho race for tho chum-
plonshlp this year when we consider
that for tho first time in tho history
of thu school thu hoys are to have a
coach to direct their work.
Hasebull Is alo on thu schedulu for
spring activities but until thu ball
grounds get Into better uhupo than
they am at prukuin nothing ran li
lone with tlihi mhoiL Antlvit urut
tiro will probiihly begin not Morn
thu ;nid of April.
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