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About The Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 1915-19?? | View This Issue
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Published every Tuesday and Friday
by The Recorder Publishing Co., Inc
Entered at the Post Office at Bnn
'don, Oregon, as mail matter of the
'. jakc ajl checks payable and address
all communications to the company.
Subscription price, ?1.B0 per year, m
The territory from Hantlon to the
California line and from the Pacific
ocean cast, is a mineral area of vast
wealth. The following minerals are
known to exist there in greater or
less quantities iii ore and rock as fol
lows: Bituminous or coking coal,
.Pressed brick materials,
Talc and cement.
The following classified as placer
The following classified as placer
Iron bearing sands,
and there is every reason to believe
that petroleum will bo produced with
in 30 days afler the war will have
closed, and sooner if that event is too
The lion and the lamb which are
generally conceded to rule the weather
in March, arrived one month late this
year, and held forth in April, with the
lion predominating as April made exit,
at least so far as the West Coast of
Oregon is concerned. While the
people of eastern states were swelter
ing from heat, and some deaths re
ported from heat, the people of this
section were shivering from a cold
wave, the worst we have had all win
ter. The steady gale from the north
vhich lasted for three days, b'ew as
hard ns the ordinary southwer.lcr in
mid-winter storms and was accompan
ied by some rain and a considerable
amount of hail. Old residents say they
never knew the rain to blow so hard
from the north before.
A CHANGE OF DIET
The Portland Oregonian of the 20th
says: "Tiring of exchanges the edi
tor of the Bandon Recorder has chang
ed his course of reading and taken.to
Bible -study. His reward was instan
taneous and startling. In the Acts
of the apostles, XXI :1 ho found: "And
it came to pass that after they were
gotten from them and had launched,
wo came in a straight course unto
Coos, and tho .day following unto
Rhodes and from thence unto Patera"
It is time for the citizens of Bandon
to reflect how they will maintain tho
City's finances. The City's expenses
in round numbers is $12,000 a year,
and tho expenses approximately the
same. To date the City has received
$7,000 each year as revenue from
saloon licenses, the other $5,000 being
made-up largely of taxes, and miscel
laneous items. How will it replace the
$7,000 deficiency. The solution of
this problem rests primarily but not
lluiMing material arc elirupcr now than they have been
for 18 j ears.
Tie inrrratuig demand for building material at nell as
the recent revision in the Canal Tariff, rxempthig Ameri
can fo.uhme irrls from paying toll on deck, hudi of
hlinlier, and trvrral other important rraxint, will in all
probability ran inrrrar in price within the nrxt VII day.
BUILD NOW AND SAVE MONEY? is the warning.
My tytlrm uf iiuiujjniirm mil mw yon fioiu ten 'T
rent n liflrcn rr rrnl Why' lli-cimi- tmly llir until cv
prrinirrd and tkillfnli omlrarinri in till ruiiiiiiilit air
tuitrr In fignir fiiini in plan and prt'ificutiniM, lliry twin
limy m Kiinplrir ml Icjh- iui i'Imiii fur a ilUjmir with
llir twurr, a in I ouhtrt ilirni nil lu Indulge, hi llir Lrwvi
'llir iMtftrf wit Ur ilrfjM, i'iummiIimmi mIiIhhi) ikr
Mtftwr ,4 4U mtiiUru II I HlUsllNAIII.i' J4
ul ltHll mU iImhiiiHM! kikii
KAKL II, SCIIKKI,, HVmmAwmM
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solely on the Council. It is the. duty
of-good citizens, and tax pyers, not
to kick the council, but to co-operate
with them in informal deliberations
The Council has proposed as one solu
tion, an amendment to the charter so
that the rate of taxation may be in
creased from 10 mills to 15 mills. We
are not thoroughly in accord with this
plan. There are two methods of
taxation. One is direct, that is to say
a direct levy on the individual proper
ty. The other is indirect, which in
cludes the granting of licenses, tax
on .franchises, etc.. We believe that
the legislative organization of every
municipality should firs.t exhaust all
possible means of indirect taxation
before it should have recourse to the
direct. As an illustration wo believe
that the maintainancc of a municipal
wharf or dock, operated upon a busi
ness basis, at a reasonable dockage to
the user, and at reasonable profit,
vould primarily be a source of
revenue to the City, and secondarily
and indirectly confer a, benefit upon
the public It was recently demon
strated in a hearing in California,
that the revenues derived from tho
wharf and dockage business in "Sar.
Francisco, if municipally owned would
bo sufficient to run the municipality.
Astoria has undertaken, and is about
to complete an $8,000,000 municipal
dock. We could earnestly sup
port a bond issue for any reasonable
plan in Bandon looking toward such
ends. But until an earnest effort is
made to devise ways and means of in
direct taxation, we will not look with
favor upon an increase of direct
taxation to meet the coming deficiency
.vhich will be ushered in with 1910.
We believe that times may come when
more than 10 mills should be levied,
perhaps, but those occasions could
onorallv be classified as unusual, in
fact as emergency conditions, and the
advisability of bvying such a tax, in
excess of the ten mills, ought, we be
lieve to be vested solely in the people
not in the city officials. We favor an
amendment increasing the taxing
power under tho charter to 15 mills
under such a method, but as proposed
. S. D. Barrows recently received a
clter from W. D. ocott, former Pro
,,.'ler:an minister ln'io tonce:ri-'g hi
if. in the sonlicii country V.c i-'V-c
I few extracts rith tho thought that
Jioy may prove if ini .-est to forme
leighbors. "Our Presbytery mo: at Carpcn
teria .last weak and wo hnd a fair at
tendance. The chamber of commerce
;avo us an auto ride ,and the ladies of
the M. E. church, south had supper
ready for us on oil. ictuvn. No th
ug very great was dono at the meet
ing except that we received a minis
ter from the Congregational church
whose orthodoxy was very shaky.
"My garden is doing well corn
nearly two feet high, strawberries
ripe and red raspbcriics beginning
to form. Have, had rhubarb nearly
all winter, cucumbers and inelori3 up
md doing nicely; new poratoes week
ago, peas over a month ago; and oilier
things in proportion.
I wish 1 could go with ynu next
deer season down into Curry county.
I hardly think a Wec'c would be
long enough for me. Deer are too
scarce lierc and too hard to find to I
seldom go out any more. Too far to
go and too difficult to find ami per
haps for each and every deer there
are a dozen hunters. I have two good
guns, a Winchester pump shot gun
and also an air gun to scare the birds
from my garden.
That petroleum has done much to
advertise California is apparent from
the large numbers of visitors from
other states who each day nt tho Ex
position head immediately for the ex
hibit of the Standard Oil Company
when they visit the Palace of Mines
Almost invariably oil men of Califor
nia or,elscwhero make this exhibit
their objective point.
mil li iin
By far tho greater number of visitors,
however nrc people who have heard
of this state's wonderful gusher well,
but whose actual first hand know
ledge of petroleum deals only with its
Every exhibit in. this Standard Oil
company booth whether a refinuu pro
duct ready for delivery to the con
sumer, or a working model of an oil
field, is aa illustration of this com
pany's activities shows, what it has
done and is now doing in California's
great oil industry. In every branch
of the oil industry the company is
active, and in its exhibit no phase of
its business is slighted.
"When this display was being pre
pared the belief ruled that the chief
purpose of an industrial exposition
is properly educational", explained
one of the company's officials yester
day. Accuracy" was the watchword
and as a result every one who visitr
this display is afforded opportunity
to learn facts and truth relative to
California's petroleum industry. The
entertainment at tho same time af
forded will vary in degree with the
visitors tastes and interests, but. it is
unlikely that anyone will not find the
exhibit well worth the time he or ru.
chooses to give it. And of course we
hone everyone will come aid sec it
'"Petroleum, in some form or other
is so great a factor in the present c
poch that practically no one is not in
a measure dependent uopn it. While
this exhibit is in part of a technical
nature, tho most of it will be roadily
understood by the average visitor.
Attendants rre here to answer quest
ions and will gladly assist tho visitor
in his pursuit of knowledgo having to
do with the Company products, their
uses, and with the various phases of
I shot an arrow into the air; it fell
in the distance, I know not whoir
till a neighbor said it killed hw calf
nnd I had to pay him six and a half
($0.50). I bought some pofoon to slay
some rats, and a neighbor p.torc it
killed his cats; and rather than argue
across the fence, I paid him four dol
lars and fifty cents ($1.50). One night
I set sailing a toy baloon, and hoped
it would soar till it reached the moon;
hut the candle fell on a far ter's
straw and he said I must settle or go
to law. And that is the way wi.h the
random shot; it never hits in tho
proper spot; and the joke you spring
that you think so smart, may leave a
wound in some fellow's heart."
Readers of the Recorder may lie in
terested in the following '-ommenU
made concerning it in an issue of tin
North Bend Harbor, April 8th.
"According to niroiu allo.it, espe
cially in democratic circle. in Norrh
Bend and Marshfield, the Bandon Re
corder will hereafter be the official or
gan of the Democrati: party of Coos
county, if plans do not Inil
C. R. Wade, so we are told, ha-i un
dertaken the job of convening the pa
per to the democratic cause, having
taken upon himself the task of enlist
ing financial help from arefcut admir
ers of the good old Jcil'ereon doctrine
at $25 per share. The more shares
taken, of course the greater reward.
Mr. Wade is a prominent tittoriK.y of
Bandon and active in political . lrclcs
of that faith.
We are also informed that Mr.
Wade has sold stock to T. .1. Thrift,
our county assessor which looks like
he wants the job again, to A. T. Mor
rison of Coquillc, tho good roads en
thusiast who was defeated for the leg
islature, so ho is planning to come
back; to J. W. Mast, Bandon's former
mayor, R. A. Copple of Marshfield,
who says advertising doesn't pay, El
bert Dyer, who nearly lofeaied Oeo.
Armstrong for commissioner, T. P.
Hanley, Rasmussen Bros, and to Fred
Holister of North Bend who v.o all
know and honor.
The above is only n partial n.t of
those who have come 'through- and
many more are to bo seen.
According to James Ellis of Wasco
Oregon who was a visitor in Bandon
this week, hard times nre unknown in
Eastern Oregon. Mr. Ellis came to
attend the funeral of his brother W.
F. Ellis and speaking of Wasco says
it is a town without any poor people.
It is also u town of 000 people that
has in the territory tributary to it
about 100 automobiles. Wasco is in
Shorman county, a county about forty
milc-8 wide and sixty miles long that
is without wntitu land and which when
Keen at this time of the year from the
hulghU along the Columbia river hud
the upptiuninco of n gigantic whiMit
Ah Mr. Kill dfteiiUs it wlnmt ii
(he niniii iumI only crop of Slioriiuin
county. K.iiiiii bin ley In rxltwl mu
uim in h while mii Hfrui t Ut twin) turn
for fwWw i iHjuItt but wi Ujs wImh
wlumt u lit urty null grttWM IN liml
in ut Ucf faun Mutf-tatl. 'JIm ih
ut Uud mUm I ii-ui nu n..h
rw mtd Mm t ilw
jf'w it Ik imp u.f iMrji ul (
to work to plow "and disc the land and
summer fallow it in- order to hold tho
moisture of the previous winter. The
crop is sown in the fall and harvested
in the folowing July. Some farmers
get forty bushels to. the acre and some
afro satisfied with ten bushels. The
ranches arc all large for where a man
gets a crop only every other year he
must have twice ns much land as an I
ovcry year crop farmer. The ranches. I
are seldom smaller than a section in j
size and some arc up in the thousand
acres. Some of' tho ranchers plow
with catterpiller tractors and plow
day and night.
The drawbacks of the country arc
wind and dust. The present season
has not been visited with much wind
but the spring in this respect has been
much better than the average. As for
dust, it is deep everywhere and .vhen
the winds blow the dust goes wi' It.
Sometimes in driving witli tho wind
it is necesary to stop to lot the cloud
of dust pass on that the traveller may
get his bearings again.
Being .a one crop country all ac
counts are payable once a year at the
time of harvest and only at this time
is there money in circulation.
Death of StiMinboiif Man
Captain J. A. O'ICelly, nged 57 and
owner of the gasoline passenger boat
line between Marshfield and North
Bend, died Saturday night in the Mer
cy Hospital after a long illness. He
was a life member of the Eagles lodge
and will bo buried by them probably
on Wednesday Mrs. O'Kelly, his
mother a woman of 80 years of age
is expected in tomorrow morning from
He accumulated a fortune of about
$25,000 with his boat line about two
yearn ago. The nut.) put the boats out
of business shartly afcor that.
vvays an ardent spiritualist Captain
O'Kelly, when ho received word from
San Francisco that the daughter of his
dead wife had been located through a
medium, immediately went south
There he met a beautiful young girl
who posed as his step daughter. He
bought her diamonds and gave her
several thousand dollars nnd wps com
ing north for more when he found that
he had been buncoed.
With his money practically all gone
the old captain lqd a solitary life tho
last few years living on what little
income he had. 11c leaves the three
boats, Bonita, Marshfield and North
Bend, a house and two lots in North
Bend nnd several lots on South Inlet,
all of which is said to bo heavily
Secret Service Agents asserted they
believed the nlleged counterfeiters
captured in a raid on the sloop Bar
nacle to be two of the Allen cousins
who in 1912, shot up the court room
at Hillsville, Virginia, killing Judge
Massie and District Attorney, Webb.
When arested the men gave the
names of P. 1). Boggs- and William
Young. When arraigned today be
fore Judge Dooling, Boggs admitted
his real name is Claude Allen, but he
denies being a member of the Allen
gang. Young was" declared to lie
Bush Allen. He denit-1 it. "hofu-'aphs
of the pair were rushed to Hillsville
Boggs today pleaded guilty to a
charge of counterfeiting.
Eleven open indictmcntn were re
turned by the grand jury tin.? nftir
noon and six other remain stvret. Ten
of the-first were for the five Austri
ans held on forgery charges, while the
sixth man, Duckich, taken at Lake
side, was released as having hud no
part in the affair. The old grand jury
was dismissed late this afternoon nnd
tho new venire is summoned for -Mon
Lambeth and Single today inaug
urated their Myrtle Point-Coos Bay
auto service which they will maintain
all summer. The first trips wore
made over the road yesterday and the
highways are reported to be in as good
shape its at any time during the season
Yesterday Mr. Lambeth made a good
run from Marshfield to Coquille in u
little more than an hour and returne I
late last evening with eight pas
sengers in an hour and thirty minutes.
The schedule for tho service pie
vldcs for cars leaving from tho Owl
Drug Store, which will bo their head
quarters in Munhfield, at 5:30, i:lO
and 11 o'clock ovcry morning and at
1, !J, 5:!I0 and 7:!I0 every nftornoon.
The earn will leave Cnqulllo at 7. 1).
and II every mnruinir tind nl 1, 3, it,
untl 7:80 every afternoon. At (V
qullln, they will connect with all Uw
onto hikI tnK lin from oUiw poirt
Mr. Hluglo iiinlHUilntMl an xmII"'
wrvifu hint -ir iiihI UiU ymr the
will nmht) II ovMt loUr Mr. KWU
Mr, lilt mui Lynn IjuhImHi ill
aiMoflg Uw tMvra.
At mm iudirmlUHi at lit li
Uuiit jfuutj, Mr. taMfeotii la ev
Im IuwJ fittri jwaafOMwr I tutu 'i'"'
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"THE MASTER KEY"
The seventh episode shown
Next Thursday, M a y 6 I h
Thrilling Romantic- -Entertaining
"EXPLOITS OF ELAINE"
"The Clutching Hand" Sec it
Every Friday Night
Who-is the Clutching Hand?? Watch for the
4. Srml .1 pli'.is.int ocniiiK at the I'lio
ijl money. Watch for (he 1I three part
LIBRARY BOARD MUKTS
At tho meeting of the Library board
April l!2nd the new by-laws were ap
proved and adopted. The librarian's
quarterly report, already submitted to
the city council, were approved.
The librarian was instructed to re
new all library subscriptions for an
other year. The replacement of worn
out books will occur later when wo
have a larger fund to draw on.
The library hours from the Irst of
Mnv to November first will be from
'2:00, p. m. to 5::i0, p. m. and from 7:00
to 9:00 p. m. The reading rooms will
be closed on Sunday for that period.
So far, the Sunday work has been
voluntceicd. It is hoped some special
provision may bo made for this pur
pose before tho autumn.
Tho children's story hour as usual
at Ili.'IO each Thursday afternoon
The attention of the reading public
is called to the following communica
tion from the state librarian:
"Croup and Club libraries are of
interest just now, and we arc most
anxious to know just what clubs are
going to study. Please consult with
local clubs and find out' if they would
like to reserve books through the state
library and let me know as soon as
possible. We have "a new group of the
twenty best English novels of 19M
as recently published in many news
papers. The books in this list should
be used for restricted circulation only,
but may be in demand and could not
bo bought for some small libraries.
"We would also suggest a book to
go with the book by Fitch "Modern
English Books With Power" or Doyles
"Magic Door." They would make ex
cellent summer reading for high school
pupils who arc ambitious to accom
plish something during vacation. We
have a new group of booiks on gard
ening; one on chess and checkers and
one on roses."
These books may be borrowed
through the local library.
"Where is the man who has tho
Power and skill
fo stem the torrent of a woman's will
For if she will, she will, you may de-
And if she wont-, she wont, so there's
the end on't."-
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0 FIR MOUNT FACTS
Mrs. Leo Neeley is on the sick list.
Mrs. Hurst of South Bandon vab
visiting Mrr Be-1 Hrie last Satur
day nnd Su.
Mrs. Hollow and Mr nnd-Mrs. .1.
Hardor, all of Ban.lim were vialting
Mrs. Earl Sciicwover recently.
Leon Lc ' 1 Tt for ai.ui!itgloii hut
Sunday. . 'ifu Is tByln; for a
while lon- with her inoi her, . Mr.
Mrs. H' 'ft nnd Mr . llxl willed
upon Mi'J. u. A. Kttlltr IuhI Stmiluy.
A danee ' is g'vm I y Mr. owl Mrs.
IIoxlo at " '- Burl H oonover Uoum
I nut 8ati .'V. Tht tim wars 'nut.
tlly decor. u,4 with Ueugon yro ami
rttouVruIrr ' iuir:ty lunch wnx
wrvad at -.. J.ilifni to tmrty foiiy,
forty ku- . A U i for tnl jlsr " tr
wu al I (mOTu. iW.
Mr ,i i Mn i Us start .u.
Mr. m( Mrs. Pe m9Ammtmd
Mrs. A. U J'm JUtf rifw m
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o Show. Cood ciilcrlaiiimcnl for little
Vilagrapli Hint Men Do" next
W. Sexton has gone to Hot Sprm ,,
California to be treated for rheun
The same four teachers that are iiv v
at. Prosper school are all engaged 1'
The Study club met this week at i e
home of Mrs. Iloxie. Argentina . .
the chief study and also interest'!
papers vere read upon halibut fishi ,
in the northern waters. Mrs. A. D.
Hack: Aunts that make honey, clan .
ed to be better than that made 1 y
bees Mrs. F. Harding. Made in
America Mrs. C. F. Hall. How O d
is the World? Geologists claim fifty
million years Mrs. Iloxie. Pa pi r
underclothing made by the Japan
Mrs. Melville Hack. Sequoias, mo e
like towers than trees, Mrs. Pulle
Spope, the Sane Indian, rept. .'15 yens
among maniacs Mrs. F. Strong.
The Citizens of Com? County we-e
surprised and shocked to hear of the
untimely death of James Thomas. If 11
of Marshfield, this past week, member
of the law firm of Hall & Hall, caused
by an accidental shot from a rifle in
bin own hand, the bullet entering his
head under the jaw and ranging u i
ward. lie was born in Camas Valley,
between here and Roseburg, and lr s
spent the greatest portion of his lif1
in Coos County, and was known lo
nearly every one in the County. 11'.
funeral was held last Friday, nnd
Circuit Court adjourned that the
members of the bar might attend.
THE ASS AND THE VIOLINIST
Within the fields one summer's d
A strong lunged ass began to bray,
'The uplands echoed back its vorce
To hear it made its heart rejoice. i
"Oh, what .a pity" cried the ass, '
"That 1 must longer feed on grass,
My lungs are strong, my voice is loud,
At concorts I might draw a crowd,
List to the music, how it fills
The valley sleeping between the hills
"Pis sweet I know for look see wh it
Great ears for music I have got."
A groat musician heard the din
While passing with ids violin,
He stopped a while while on his wny
And bade tho old ass cease to bray.
"My long eared friend" tho fiddler k .ul
This neighborhood must wish you h ad
For worse than any sounding bra -Is
your coarse brayhlg, Mr- Ass,
If you wish music, cease your din
And liston to my violin."
He rubbed the rosin on his bow,
lie tried the note, both high and low
Making a toue do for a chair
Ho played a grand, soul stirnn" ,nr
Ero he had conned the tune to play
Tho ass begun again to bray,
Nor violin nor song of bird
Could for vl minute then Ik heard.
At last the old aus dropjicl his Ik I
And to the great musician itnl
"Music is sound, My friend, ou 'i
Tliorsfors all nounds nuift inn.- in
Hut mine, the world will be the proud
llscsuw! my friend, it in tin- louilc t
What more could tin- union uiu ..i
And further do Hum let him hi.iy.
lie wh naVred off throurfh twilight .i..
' wisdom win- t' inucli for Inni
I Ik many inn wi- d uly jim--
H'lin riisaufi like linn liiaying n
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