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MOKE KOA1) TALK
The old Ilnndon-Currv to mty wag
on road follows the trail blazed out in
the early days, in a zig-zag line from
neighbor to neighbor and tins settle
ment of the community and tiie appro
priation of the gonorous slices of thr
county road in recent yeais have only
taken off some of the sharpest turriR
here and there!
Several times by a vote of about .10
" to 110 the citizens of liandon have em
phatically said give us a straight
township lino road, and for two yean-
in succession they havo'voto-J a ten
mill tax to improve it. Tin township
line road anil the old zig-zag road from
liandon and Two Mile creek accom
plish one and the same purpose Thoj
form n ink in the Itandon-Curry Co.
road, tlicy are practically parallel, tc
far as use and purpose are concerned,
and the distance between thorn most
likely would not average moie thai
half a mile and at no point more that-
Yet, notwithstanding; the fact that
the citizens are so emphatic for the
township line road and good bmincs;
demands it yet our county court with
what appears to bo a healthy contempt
for the wants of the Bandon citizens
proceeds, year after year to spend
county, money on the old overgrowi
cow-trail, clearing it, grading itcrown
ing it and hard surfacing it, covarinp
it with Tupper crushed rock, hauled
for several miles at great expense
covering it with sawed plank whirr
runs into money like smoke and whicl'
accomplishes only a temporary pur
pose. We blush to say it, tin- township
line road never received one legal lou
der red cent of money from the county
so far as we know only what the
people vote fur it. And when the two
roads are done they will represent a
most colossal piece of economic non
sense and foolishness. There is no
reason for these two parallel highly
It is wasted energy, wasted money
and wasted time.
The two roads represent two ideas,
opposed to each other. One idea is
that of the people; the other is' the
idea of the county court. Wo appear
to be approaching the time of the bib
lical prophecy, "when desire shall
fail" and may we add a more profane
simile, "wheu the tail shall wag the
liandon at one time had a broom
handle industry. The commission man
ncreascd the distance between the
nanufacturcr and the user to such an
extent that the business was closed.
l'he Coos bay manufacturers now con
sign their products to a commission
man in San Francisco at about $10.50
i thousand handles and nut of that
sum in addition to paying freight pay
said commission man a comwission foi
handliug That commission man does
not oven maintain an office.
lie in turn sells these broom handles
to other commission houses and they
in turn, sell them to the user,. the mar.
who really makes the broom at about
a thousand. What justification
can there possibly bo for such trade
One of the wholesale commission
men above mentioned was at one time
informed that there was a prospect
for reviving this business in liandon,
The waters jf tho Coquillc river i by two different parties. Ho was im-
liave commenced to wash heavily mediately optimistic at the prospect
against the bank of sand that has of the business opportunity and his
drifted in from tho north near the very first question was "How much
light house and the channel of tho riv- money have they got?" and "Do you
ever. It will be caused by the fact
that there will bo a reduced demand
O.-.c of the recent demonstrations of
that fact is when tho liandon school
district voles a small and unimport
ant bond issue of $14,'J00, eight bids
arc tendered, some from Portland and
the rest from Denver. Each of them
was accompanied by a promium rang
ing from $25 to approximately $.'100.
with offers to furnish the engraved
bonds and ten year options, etc. and
tho interest was six per cent and five
and a half. During the depression that
has visited us for two or three years
past, there lias been just as much
money in existanco as ever and in ad
dition there has been poured into the
United States since the beginning of
the war, very nearly two billion dolars
Secretary of Commerce Kedllcid thinks
y the end of the fiscal year it will be
ncreascd to two and three quartet
million dollars. At the end of the fis
al year the stondy stream of money
.ithor will not cense whether the war
nds or not. It will most likely be
lUgnjented. The working people nre
subsisting without the hoarded mil
lions. They are accumulating from a
:ew source. Tho money lender will
iwakc to the new situation with sur
irise and consternation, that his mon
;y is not needed, or has been replaced
.vitli some from another source.
Like the tiny wavelets from the in
oming tide on the side of the bar, so
.vith tho coming tide of prosperity
The center channel first receives the
ides which later flows to the sides
he recesses, bays and inlets and the
omotest nook, even if last, is sure to
ic reached. We of tho extreme west
oast will most surely feel the effect
if the Hood tide of money.
a pest. He makes life a burden for
Dr. Sorensen who has returned from
Curry county after an exxtended visit
has had a great deal to say about the
?ood roads theyhavedown there and
jays they have completed plans to do
more of improvement soon. That
among other improvements, the cor
duroy road through the green timber
which is well and distinctly remem
bered by nil who ever traveled the
road, will be graveled and also the cn
.ire roadway from Port Orford to
Elk rivet; will be graveled, which will
practically make a completely gravel
ed road in first class condition from
the Coos county line down to Port
We have just seen - two nieces of
jr.inite from northern Curry county
n possession of a liandon resident,
'hey carry a multitude of tiny bright
ipecks, easily seen to the naked eye.
)nc piece will be sent to a chemist to
ic assayed for gold, iron and platinum
.Hid the other will be polished by an
igate grinder to test its decorative
pialities and the reports and remnin
ng portions of samples will form the
icuclus of tho liandon Commercial
er is returning to its normal condition
With a seven foot tide we have had
better than 20 feet during tho past
during the past week. We wonder if
Coos bay will note that fact. They
have been "knocking" our bar to beat
the band lately, overlooking no oppor
tunity to comment on any of its ad
There is reason to believe that with
in another 12 months there will be
consternation among money lenders.
Not of tho kind that causes panic how-
think they could be handled?"
They were handled and now they are
out of business. Tho other prospect
went in person to call on the commis
sion man and they asked for his catd.
The first thing was. to examine his
rating. Ho was rated.' He could not
be handled. Ho was discouraged. He
did not go into the business.
Tho Farmer's Orange or some sim
ilar organization it is likely will some
day extend the scopo of thoir opera
tions to include not only agricultural
ists but consumers. They will stamp
out the wholesaler. Ho is worse than
Building material art- cheaper now than they have been
for IX jrarn. "
Tin- inrrrauiiK demand fur building material at well at
the rivenl revision in the ('ana Tari(f, exempting Annul
can ruailwi.e trrl finin mik lulls on deck Vidi of
lumber, and .evcr.il oilier important riuon, will in all
proUiliiliti uiiM- in. ieae in priiV within llie neU 90 d.iy.
BUILD NOW AND SAVE HONEY? is the warning.
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TKANSPO'KTATlON ItY WATEK
The completion of the locks that
mablo tho navigation of the Colum
)ia river into Idaho will add to the
itrategic importance of Portland.
iVitli the creation of other locks as at
t.lo Priest rapids, the Columbia can be
made navigable by ocean going vessel
dear to the. Canadian border. The
jlectric power that can be developed
it the Columbia Falls will innko the
nvestment a paying proposition. As
we view it the water grades on the
railroads, supplemented with the boat
.traffic on the Columbia and tributar
ies will inevitably make tho Inland
empire tributary to Portlnnd.
Kansas City now has water trans
portation from the Gulf, tho Ohio anil
the upper Mississippi. The develop
ment of transportation facilities on
the Columbia and tributaries is one of
tho greatest latent possibilities of
Portland and Oregon.
The value of rivers as arteries ,of
commerce is little appreciated in tliit
country. Kansas City, has recently
furnished a fine example of the value
of river transportation. The time was
before the era of railroads that th
Missouri was a national artery
.omnicrce. The treacherous current
and many snags caused the loss of
many boats but the freight paid the
'osses plirs a large profit. After the
advent of railroads, rates were so low
ercd the boats could not compete and
went out of business. Then came
period of extortion and discriinina
lion by the railroads against Kansas
City and for the benefit of St Louis
and other points. Kansas City in
movement inaugurated and led by the
late Col Nelson of the "Star" organiz
a boat transportation company of n
millioon and a half paid up enpitaliz
Experts were sent to Germany to
study the design of boats used on the
shoal rivers there. The result was
steel armoured snag proof shallow
draft boats that compelled just treat
ment from the railroads without the
interference of anv court or commis
sion. This- boat business has proved
so lucretivo and has grown so in value
that many new boats are now being
It is stated that last year the Am
crican tourist abroad spent the fabu
lous sum of $281,000,000, a sum that is
more than seventy live percent of the
cost of the Panama canal and for
which wo get practically nothing
There is mprc than sentiment in the
idea now gaining ground.nf "Sec Am
erica first". It is good American busi
ness, not only conserving our funds,
but uniting the various sections of the.
country more closely giving the citi
zens of the several sections a better
knowledge and mutual understanding
of business, economic and social condi
PRIVILEGES OF PRISONEKS
"Lend a Hand" the Oregon state
prison magazine, has an article in its
last issue, entitled "A Plea for Hu
manity wherein they ask for unlimit
ed mail privileges.
They desire to have all inmates al
lowed to write and receive as many
letters and papers as they desire and
can pay for.
This is in accord with progressive
thought concerning the function of
prisons that is, as a place of reforma
tion and not punishment. Eight pen
itentiaries now grant this privilege
and wo believe their example a good
Mayor L. .1. Simpson will resign
his olllce and devote his time to pre
paring to run for rnpruaontntive in
Congress. Dr. J. 11. Ilattle, John H.
fiiKVim, Elmer ItiiHgell and Chnihw
Windsor ar among tlioie upokon of
in tho naming of a mmmnr by the
Mr. Simpson m the advantage f
tin ury slnit mimI oiijflil iu inukti
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Now comes California to the front
with one of the best pieces of new re
form legislation ever proposed, one
destined to smash machine politics
and smash machine politics, and prac
tically wipe it out of existanco. It is
the non-partisan law, which provides
that no candidate shall have any po
litical party designation printed after
his name on the ticket for any ofllcc
except president and national offices,
including U. S .senator and congress
man. There can possibly be 110 good pur
pose served in state affairs by main
taining party lines. It is good busU
ncs we want in state affars, not poli
tics. Too many indifferent people nre
inclined to travel in the band wagon.
They don't know who is driving it and
care less which way it goes, but they
recognize the party label and let it go
at that. Such voters are surprising
ly numerous and when aielection is
otherwise closely contested nnd evenly
divided, the band wagon fellows be
come the predominating force.
They furnish the excuse for steam
roller methods after the election is
won. Under California's new law the
voter coursing his dubious way down
the long and complicated ticket sees
no linger hoard along the way to indi
cate the way ho should go. He must
know why he votes, and use his brain's
or vote blindly without sense of pur
pose or else not vote at all. Califor
nia's new law is formally and com
pletely enacted. It will be in opera
lion at the next election. It can not
help but bring good. The fact that
it is untried is no argument against it
It should bo adopted in Oregon next.
M-H-H-4H 1 I I II !
Drop in any evening and ice some interesting Photo Plays
1110 women ot Uoqinllo have ac
cepted not only tho duties of the op
portunitics of the franchise. Sever:
of them are running for city offices
Till-; TWELFTH INSTALLMENT OF
THE MASTER KEY"
takes us to far oil India in search of the sacred itnape.
RKAD THE STORY ON ANOTHER
PACK OF TIMS PAPER. -
Next Thursday, May 1 3 t h
Si inleresling reels
"THE EXPLOITS' OF ELAINE"
APPEAR EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT THE HEST DETECTIVE
STORY EVER FILMED.
If you waul to feel better go In the Grand X
MANY YEAKS AGO.
From the liandon Recorder of May 10
C. Long nnd R. H. Mast bought out
the merchandise and warehouse busi
ness of Geo. M. Dyer and Son.
Citizens were requested to meet at
Recorder hall to arrange for a Fourth
of July celebration.
S. J. Culver and It. Phillibcr opened
up a meat maket in the Gardiner
The steamer Ilandorille brought up
90 tons of freight including 70 sack
of wqol for the Bandon woolen mills.
iiarry i'-.nci;.son escaped serious
injury wide working on the govern
ment pile driver. A heavy iron rod
fell striking him on the side of the
Dr. Kimo was contemplating the
erection of a new residence.
James Cartwright of liandon and
Mrs. E. A. Hersey of San Francisco
were married at the Tapper house
Justice A. 1). Morse officiatig.
From the Recorder of May 11, 1005
John II. Giles got his arm in the
engine of the Antelope and was laid
up for a week.
The Chico brought in .'10 tons of
Pupils of the school were preparing
exhibits for the exposition at Port
John II. Shields and J. A. Kennedy
formed n partnership in the black
Sheriff Gnllier took three prisoners
to the Snlem penitentiary.
The county court declared Coos
county dry as a result of the election
recently Held. I no opposition pro
mised a contest.
James the 0 year old son of J. It.
Cox of Hear Creek broko his leg in
climbing into a wagon.
The feature of the Decoration day
program was to be an address by Rev.
II. P. Dunning.
A primary was called fcr Tuesday
Jack I lay tor hail a hr.ud badly
smashed trying to get n Hue around a
pilo when the steamer Dispatch was
making a landing at Pnrkersburg.
Morton L. Towor and F. L. Wlsmer
wore here to mirvoy tho harbor.
County Agrieiilturitit Smith is In!-
moiled In r.rmnging for n Conn Co.
Mini ronUil. Ulmml prixns will be
uHwind, eiMilllng of iiinh, mmliiU
hihI lit ulufli. Tim priis will I
for Uw hst tali Ml ( ami. th b
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During April the library issued
1177books and magazines. Of these
171 were juvenile. The visitors to the
reading room numbered 722.
We have just received from tlrt;
government through the courtesy of
Senator Lane, a Bibliography of
North American Geology and the
Post Office report for 1011.
Tho library also is in receiqt of two
publications that will be of much int
erest to the man interested in Ore
gon land. Both arc from the U. S
geological survey. One is entitled-
"Deschutes River and its Utilization!'
Theother is a Profile Survey of the
Hood and Sandy River Basin in Ore
gon""Many things of interest to the
land hunter are to be found in these
works, including maps, profiles, water
A SONG IN CAMP
The Woodmen of the World will
erect a $20,000 two story building in
Mnrshfiehl opposite tho rear of the
Masonic buildnig. It will be of con
crete and brick with a store apart
ment on the first lloor and the lodge
rooms on the second floor.
It isn't raining rain to me,
It's raining daffodils
In every dimpled drop I see
Wild flowers on the hills.
The clouds of gray engulf the day
And overwhelm the town
It isn't raining rain for me
It's raining roses down.
It isn't raining rain to me,
Hut fi Ids of clover bloom
Where any buccaneering bee
May find a bed and room.
A health unto the happy,
A fig for him who frets
It isn't Tuiiiing rain to me
It's raining violets.
"Give us a song" the soldiers cried,
The outer trenches guarding,
While the healed guns of the camp al
lied, Grew weary of bombarding.
The dark Redan in silence, skulled,
There grimly threatening under,
While the tawny mound of the Mnll.i
koft, No longer belched its thunder.
"Aye, sing away" the guardsmen
"We storm the forts tomorrow,
Sing while we may, another day
Will bring enough of sorrow."
There lay along the battle side,
Before the smoking cannon,
Brave hearts from Severn and from
And from the banks or Shannon.
They sang of love and not of fame,
Forgot was Britten's glory,
Each heart recalled a different name
But all sang Annie Laurie.
Voice after voice caught up the song,
Until its tender passion
Rose like an anthem, rich alid strong,
The battle eve confession.
Poor girl, her name he dared not
But as the song grew louder,
Something, upon the soldier's cheek,
Washed off the stains of powder.
And once again tho fire of hell
Rained on the Russian's quarters,
With scr.eam of shot and burst of shell
And bellowing of the mortars.
An English Mary's eyes are dim
For a singer dumb nnd gory;
An Irish Nora mourns for him
Who sang of Annie I-aurie
Sleep, soldier, sleep, in honor drehse 1
Your truth and valor wearing;
The bravest are the tenderest;
The loving are the daring.
REPORT OE TIIE CONDITION OF THE
BANK OF BANDON
A'P HANDON, IN TIIE STA IT OF OREGON,
AT THE CLOSE OE BUSINESS
MAY 1ST 1915.
Loans and Discounts ....
Overdrafts, secured ami unsecured
Bonds and Warrants
Stocks and other Securities ...
Hanking House - - . -Furniture
Othci real estalc owned . , '.
Due f .im banks (not reserve hanks) .
Due fioni approved reserve banks
Cheeks .rid oilier cash items
Cash on hind - - - - .
Ciplt .1 stuck paid in
h'iir.!in fund ..... - .
Unii . iJeil profits, lowxpenttJ and laxot palil
Due ti llinki and II inker v 1
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