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About The Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 1915-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 13, 1915)
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Bandon By-the-Sea has the Prettiest Beach on the Coast
BANDON, OREGON, APRIL 13, 1915
ON OREGON AVE.
Council Allows Protests Where Special
Assessment Exceeds Assessed Valua
tion. Some Problems Yet linger
A few tucks were taken in the prof
its of Contractor Webb on the Ore
gon avenue paving contract at the
council meeting Wednesday night.
This particular meeting of the council
had been set aside for the hearing of
protests from residents along that
thoroughfare as to their individual
special assessments. There were
plenty of protests.
According to the law only those pro
tests were considered which hud been
prosecuted in writing. All of these
were hinged on the provision in the
city charter that property can not be
subject to special assessment greatoi
thaiij its assessed valuation. When
all had been read, a list was made of
the excess of the asessments over the
assessed valuations and the sum came
to $(! 10.47-
It was brought out that this fact had
been considered in the contract for
paving the street and the contractor
had agreed to get the excess- ;l ho
could and if not was to accept the sum
as a deduction from his contract
price. The maximum sum that could
bo thus deducted was placed at $800.
One protest, that of Col. It. 11. Rosa
was left over fox future consioeration.
Col. Rosa protest involved the question
of frontage on a tr .ngula.' shaped
lot, he contending that the assessment
should follow the frontage back to the
depth of the zone. The counci. agreed
that there was something in his con
tention but feared that his allowance
would cause intricate complication
with others similarly situated and
took time to think it over.
Father Keveny of the Uandon Cath
olic church was also present and
voiced a vigorous protest against tho
assessment levied against the church
property. We said that an assess
ment had been levied of over thousand
dollars for an improvomwit that would
be a detriment to the property When
asked to explain this last assertion be
explained that the survey called for
a cut alongside the property ranging
in depth from six to thirty feet.
It was admitted that this assertion
was true but that the council had no
power now to listen to protests as to
the benefit or damage of the improve
ment. These had been heard pre
viously and the matter had been duly
determined on. The difference be
tween the church people and the city
turned out to be a question of the tax
ability of church property for improv
luents of this kind and its exemption
from other forms of taxation.
An allowance of $141 was made on
this assessment, it being the largest
sum allowed in the equalization. Tho
greater parts of tho sums allowed
were on individual lots, assessed at
$125 each on which the special assess
ment overrun between fourteen and
The matter of the assessments for
the paving of Oregon avenue still has,
some obstacles to overcome before all
is satisfactorily adjusted. Not all of
tho property on which the special as
sessment exceeds the assessed valu
ation was represented in the protests
It may bo the unrepresented blindly
overlooked the necessity of the lor
formality of a written protest, or they
may have been absent from the eily
and thus missed the opportunity to
register a kick Although a strict
reading of the charter asserts . i'.u
those property owners failing to pro
f.cnt a written protest, must pay Ihe
i barges, still the law is that assess
ments must not exceed the nosod
valuation, and it Is not likely the coun
cil will endeavor to hold any who wind
to take advantage of their privilege to
dodge the extra levy.
Home, like Alderman I'. Tut
will pay their extra rlmigv wnlutul
any further ndoo, 'liny ligllvvo llwt
the aiii'Htiiiuiiit of tt'l pitipviiy in Uw
ity u (on low aiul i tut tli imprimi
jiirnt hi Oregon hviium la wurltt U lU
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gon avenue is of vilul interest to the
city. It shares wilh another street
in the city the distinction of being the
road more used than any otuer road
in Cons County. Much of the territory
to the south is tributary to this road
and if the road is impassible the ten
dency wil be to haul the ties which
which naturally would come over it,
to Put Orfonl an.l await the -nan. ci
of being shipped from there.
It is suggested that nsscsnr.en!s
should have been graduated iii:.teud of
a flat division of the ro.it along the en
tiro line; that the avenue should have
been divided into zones, each with a
proportionate rate which would enable
tho cost to be levied without exceed
ing tho assessed valuation. These are
matters for the fuiure and the coun
cil to consider
A Close Call
An afterblast of dynamite came
close to ending tho career of Frank
Carlson at Anderson's camp one day
the first of tho week. As it was he
suffered serious injury, lost tho point
of In's chin and one of his eyes accor
ding to a report that comesto this
office. As near as we are' able to
learn tho details are. A charge of
dynamite had been placed in a stump
and the same was exploded. A small
charge still remained in the stump
and when Carlson went to investigate
tho charge went off in his face.
Total Two Millions
Coquille River to Receive $76,000.00
Coosy $70,000, Coos.River$3000
' Oregons allotment in the rivers and
harbors bill totals more than $2,000,
000. Except appropriations for Mis
sissippi and Ohio river improvementfi
tliis is the largest amount received by
any state from the $:IO,000,000 lum;
A total of $1,500,000 has been sit.
aside by Secretary of War Garrison to
continue work on the north jetty i.t
tho mouth of the Columbia river until
June :i0, 191(5.
Other allotments of immediate in
terest to Oregon and northwest arc:
Columbia and Wiliamette below Port
land, $150,000; Williamette and Yam
hill above Portland, $25,000; Columbia
river above Celilo Falls lo Snake river
$37,000; Snake river, $20,000; Co
quille river, $7(5,000; Coos Hay, $70,
000; waterway connecting Port Town
$117,500; Yaquina river, $!!000;
Nehalem bay, $110,175; Cowlitz, and
Lewis rivers, $15,000; Clatskauie river
$1000; Grays Harbor and bar, $1(50,
000; waterway connecting 1 or Towi."
send bay and Oak bay, $15,000; water
way connecting Paget sound and Laker.
Union and Washington, $17,500.
PATRONESSES RETURN FAVORS
Friends of .Mrs J. L. Kronenberg Che
Her a deception at the Home of
Mrs. W. F. Crain
Tho social event of the past weoi
was the reception given to Mrs. J. I .
Kronon'oerg at tho home of Mrs. W. F.
Crain last Friday afternoon. The af
fair was arranged by a number of La
dies who were made patronesses by
the Kronenbergs at tho reception
recently tendered by them in Dream
land pavillion to the high school stars.
Those who had a part in Friday's
gathering were Mesdamos Geo.
Goisendorfer, Guy Dipped, Hobeit
Johnson, P.. Levin, E. It. Kausru I,
N. J. Crain, W. K. Crain, Ed. Gallier,
Stephen Gallier, J. A. Stoltz, F. .1.
Feemey, and C. Webb, and Miss Rod
gors, Refreshments wore served and
a very pleasant afternoon was fcpent
Mrs. Kroiinhorg was prevented with a
net of iiiueteun doilies by her hostes
ses iih a token of their appreciation
and est vein.
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Meeis With Accident in San Francisco
Bay Which Postpones Her Sailing Date
If there is company in misery the
Speedwell may extract some satisfac
tion from the fact that the Elizabeth
has had her share of ill luck. This
happened in the harbor of San Fran
cisco when- she met wilh injuries that
will make a short delay in her regu
lar schedule of trips between the city
of the big fair and this port.
As Captain Svonsen of the Brook
lyn tells it tho Elizabeth collided with
an Aniorican-IIawaian steamer whilp
tho mate was moving the Elizabeth
across tho bay to discharge her cargo
of lumber. The whole stern of the
Elizabeth was caved in. Just how' ser
ious the damage is can not lie deter
mined until the boat goes on dry dock.
The Elizabeth was to leave San
Francisco Saturday but now will not
leave before tomorrow and it may bo
VISITORS HELP INSTALL
Delegations from Myrtle Point and
Coquille Come to Itandon to Help
Farmers' Union Get Organized
Two boat. loads of excursionists
came down the river Saturday to
attend the meeting of the Farmers'
Educational and Co-operative Union.
The Dora brought a crowd fron
Myrtle Point and the Telegraph ac
comodated tho people from CoquiKo.
The union promises to start out
with about fifty members and the
meeting Suturday was devoted to
imitiating officers and other work of
organizing. Tho proposed store,
although an auxilliary of the Union
is entirely separate. No definite
steps have yet been taken to the
mercantile proposition although ap
parently, it is something that will
comcin the very near future.
PARTY IN HONOR
OF PIONEER MOTHER
Mrs. Charlotte Mast is Remembered
on Seventy-Sixth Anniversary by
Neighbors and Relatives
A pleasant event was the celebra
tion of the seventysixtii birth day of
.Mrs. Charlotte II. Mast at her home in
Lee, on the North fork of the Coquille
Relatives neighbors and old friends
to tho number of fifty gathered and
gave Mrs. Mast a surprise Saturday.
April 10th .
They burst in on her at about eight
o'clock in the evening and all were
promptly made welcome. The evening
was spent in playing cards and in
home talk and passed very quickly
and pleasantly. At midnight an elab
orate dinner was spread to which all
did full justice. Mrs. Mast is a na
tive of Watauga county, North Caro
lina and litis been a resident of Coos
county since 187U. She has the res
pect and esteem of all who know her.
She received many presents as rem
embrances of her birthday. Her
five sons were present at tho party: It.
II. Mast and family of Coquille, W. L.
Mast and J. W. Mast of Handon, Webb
Mast and family with whom the moth
er lives in Lee, and Hardee Mast and
family of Lee.
A .MODERN HAKE SHOP
Will be That to he Hiiilt During the
Present Summer by Paul Slephan
on 1st St. and Chicago Ave.
Paul Stophan will soon drio tne
foundation piling and place the caps
and joists for a new bakery on his
50x150 lot at the corner of 1st street
and Chicago avenue. He expects to
have the building completed hefoio
the rain commence in the fall, The
new structuru will constitute a bakery
that is modern in every noimo of tlu
Wtonl. $1,000 will be Mptint oil thu ovnii
for it. Mr. Ktophun paid 18,000 for
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THOSE GOOD OLD
Oregon University Male Quartette to Sing
For High School Benefit April 14th
Those good old college songs that
yoU have been longing to hear are
going to be mixed up with nn array
of other selections, ranging from
"the simplest of Southern ditties to
most classical music", and rendered
for, your especial benefit and inciden
tally the benefit of the High School
by .the Glee Club Quartette, of the
Ihiiversily of Oregon, at Dreamland
Pavillion, Wednesday evening.
If you like good music and miss
this chance to hear it, you tire not
going to forgive yourself in a hurry,
for those men have the reputation of
being the best college quartette on the
coast. During the winter they have
given scores of conceits throughout
the state and the following press ac
count of their appearance in Monroe,
Ore., is but a mild sample of the
praise which followed their appear
"Those who failed to attend the
concert last night by the Male Quar
tetto from Eugene, under the auspices
of the Women's Progressive Club,
missed a rare treat. It was the best
musical entertainment ever given in
Monroe, in the judgment of compe
tent musicians. Tho quartette won.
was grand, tho voices blending per
fectly, and each one of the members
was a soloist of high order. We feel
sure that if this quartette were to vis
it us a'nin they would be given a
much larger audience. The young
meii have naturally splendid voices
and1 show the most careful and thor
ough .training on the part.of their in
structor, Prof. II. H. Lyman, dean of
the University music school". Monroe
Leader, December 25, 19M.
Every man in the quartette is a
soloist of no mean ability and thei"
work together is wonderful. Prof.
Ralph Lyman, Dean of the School of
Music, carries the second tenor and
Paul Spraguo sings first tenor, while
Albert Giletle and H. W. Hoidenreicli
take the bass parts. With the ex
ception of Mr. Sprague, all of the
men have been singing together for it
least two years under tho direction
of Prof. Lyman.
When making up your mind that
you are going to attend tho conceit
Wednesday evening remember this:
You are going to treat yourself to
something unusually good and at the
same time help tho High School. The
admission will bo .'15 cents for adult.
and 15 cents for children and for that
price you will hear tin entire evening1
"The Shores of Sighing" .... Cliafin
Tenor Solo "Whcre'r You Walk"
(From opera "Semele" .... Handel
Ralph 11. Lyman
"Saphires", "Sweetheart' .W. H. Olds
Hum solo, "Amourer's Song" (from
ojera ""Robin Hood) . . . DeKoven
"The Beautiful Rose" Hastings
Popular Songs, New and Old
"Do Sandman" Prothoroo
"Kentucky Ilabo" Geibel
"The Hubble Song" Friml
"My Old Virginia Sweetheai f'Goibol
"The Rosary" Nevin
Tenor Solo "Morning" .Oley Speaks
"laughing Song" Aht
Trio "Somewhere a Voice ii Cal
Spraguo, Gillette and Hulduiiroleli
Hurltono Solo "Hodoulti lovo iong"
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HALF CENTURY FROM
SURRENDER AT APPOMATOX
G. A. R. and W. R. C. Fittingly Ob
serve the Anniversary
April 9th, tho fiftieth anniversary
of Lee's surrender and the termina
tion of tho civil war was duly cele
brated in Handon. The members of
the G. A. R. and of the W: It. C. met
in G. A. R. hall in time for dinner at
(!:.'!0 p. m. on Friday. After dinner
there was speaking. Mayor Geo.
Tapping was the principal sjieaker,
but there wore a number of others who
related personal reminiscences which
were exceedingly interested. They
told of incidents to which they were
eye witnesses when the .itirrim; news
was proclaimed that the struggle was
over and the soldiers might lay aside
their arms and return to their homes.
Mr. Whitney, who was present was
an eye witness of the surrender of Let
to Grant. Ho had written an account
of ids observations and they were
read to the company by his daughter.
Among others who gave accountb
of their experiences at the time of the
historic surrender were A. N. Sum
nr, C. H. Zeek, J. W. Folder and Mr.
Trumbull, the latter a visitor. Grand
ma Young of the W. R. C. also had
some stories to tell to the interest of
all. These talks were interspersed with
patriotis songs and the evening was
very pleasantly spent.
Quotes Oregon Laws
Dealing with Truancy
Children Must Attend their District Schtol
Or Present Valid Excuses
. The attention of parents. is desired
to the following extract from the Ore
gon state laws. It is hoped that the
hearty co-operation of parents may
be had with reference to proper ex
cuses and that none but lawful ones
will bo offered.
Kw'RACT AND EXPLANATION
FROM OREGON SCHOOL LAWS
(Lord's Oregon Laws, 191:1)
Section 2I11. Every parent, guard
ian or other person in the state of Or
egon having control or charge of any
child or children between and includ
ing the ages' of nine and fifteen yeans
of age, shall be required to send such
children to the public schools for a
term or period of not less nor more
than the number of school months ol
public school held annually in the
district in which such parent or
guardian may reside, Except-' (a)
those being taught in private schools,
etc., (b) those physically unable to
attend school. In such cases the writ
ten statement of a competent physi
cian is necessary.
Section 2.'!5. Penalty: In case any
parent fails to comply with such law
lie shall bo guilty of a misdemeanor
and liable to fine, or imprisonment or
Section 2118. Attendance: Attend
ance at school must bo consecutive.
Section 211. Excuses: No excuses
can be received except for absences
caused by sickness of children or in
the family. Other absences must I e
considered as truancy and reported to
the truant ollicor.
F. L. HOPKINS, Supt.
Hrooklyn Made Quick Trip
The Brooklyn urrived in port this
morning after lying outside the bar
since yesterday waiting for the liar
lo be smooth ouou(.li to cross. Six
made the trip to San FrAncisco and
back in nix days and five hours and
oxcejU for the delay oiitaide the bur
would have made tho trip in live days
and eight hours.
The Elizabeth hold the record foi
a apoody return from Snn Franriaeo,
making it inflve diiyn evem and ennir
f i oin San Frani'Uu'tt to Handon in !12
hour. Thti Fiflald one mailt) the
round trip in five day and one liour.
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Speedwell and Bandon Meet With
culties in Making Harbor Entrance.
Speedwell Suffers Slight Injury.
A flurry of excitement was aroused
in the marine world Tuesday night
by the news that the Speedwell had
run aground at the entrance of the
liandon harbor. The first reports
that wont abroad were greatdly ex
aggerated and outside agencies woke
up and demanded the details. The
Portland papers asked for details and
tho Associated Press asked for infor
mation by telegraph.
The real occurence was a very or
dinary event. The Speedwell, follow
ing the tug Klihyam, passed the bar
safely and grounded on a sand spit,
near the north jetty and a short
distance from the mouth of tho river.
She vent aground on an ebb tide and
when tho tide came in on tho following
morning, was released.
At no time was the steamer in
danger. Her passengers stayed
aboard and when the water rose high
enough she was pulled olF into deep
er water with the aid of a shore line
and was towed to the Estabrook Co.
Owing to a fear that she might
have received injury in the adven
ture, W. L. Mast donned a hiving
suit Wednesday night and went down
to investigate. He found a shoo for
one of the propellers had been pulled
(ose for a few feet. Afterward when
tho tide was" lower diver Mast des
cended again and found that one of
the blades of a propeller was broken.
The Speedwell applied to the under
writers. for permissiorj to, make iter
regular trip to Pan Diego and re
ceived word by wire to proceed to
San Francisco and if on .inspection it
was deemed safe to go further the
remainder of the journey could be
made. The boat left hero Saturday
forenoon, takingwith her no legular
passengers. The Speedwell did not
go to Coos Hay lo finish her load as
usual but left liandon harbor straight
for San Francisco.
Tho Handon arrived Sunday night
from San Francisco with a cargo of
feed and grain for tho Handon Ware
house and oil for the Standard Oil
company. She got in at about eight
o'clock Sunday evening and passing
the bar, stuck for a moment on the
north sand spit that has formed on
account of the north jetty break, which
the government forces arc now re
pairing. The incoming tide soon
floated her loose again. The move
ment of the sand has changed the
channel considerably and boats will
meet with more or less trouble until
they get the new channel located.
A SESSION OF SCHOOLMASTERS
Local Pedagogues lo Talk Tiade at a
Meeting in High School Auditorium
Tho Schoolmasters' Club, one of the
educational activities of Handon will
meet next Saturday afternoon at the
High School auditorium. This club
is composed of school teachers from
liandon ami from the outlying districts
in the vicinity. Supt. Tiotgon will
hold the principal place on the pro
gram witli an address on Twentieth
Century Movement in Education.
Following this will bo a Round
Table discussion of a number of per
tinent topics such as Domestic .Sci
ence, Manual Training, .Playgroppd
Education and Supervision, Athlet
ics, Piecocious and Supernorui.il
Children, and other kindred topics.
Th (i ro will be appropriate mimic on
thu program. An effort la being
niado to have manual training for tho
pupils of tho sixth, seventh and eighth
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