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THE BANDON RECORDER
Bandon By-the-Sea has the Prettiest Beach on the Coast
VOLUME XXXI BANDON, OREGON, MAY 25, 1915 NUMBER 20
STEAMER CLAREMONT MEETS
Runs"on Jetty Reef and is BeingfPounded to Pieces
Waves. Crew Safely Rescued. Loss $100,000
Partly Covered by Insurance
The startling news came over from
Marshfield Saturday that a steamer
the Saginaw, had run aground on the
Coos Hay har and was in imminent
danger. Tho Saginaw, it was recalled,
was the hoat which had been water
logged oft this coast a short time a
go and would have been lost had not
the Rcdondo appeared in time to tow
her in to snfety.
Later word on this latter disaster
changed the name of tho boat to the
Clarcmont, loaded with gasoline,
which had stranded on the jetty
rock reef on the north side of the Coos
Hay bar. The piling hnd been washed
away but the reef of rock remain as
a menace to mariners and the captain
of the Clarcmont did not give it wido
enough berth. Tho weather was com
paratively calm at the time of the ac
cident and the crew wore rescued after
an afternoon's strenuous work. Hut
since the accident tho ocean has be
come rougher and all hope of saving
the ship has had to be abandoned.
Tho report of the wreck startled
Marshfield at about half past ten Sat
urday morning and the steamers F. A.
Kilburn and Ureakwaler started for
the sceno of tho wreck. The Brcak
vater succeeded in getting a lino to
the wrecked steamer bt-:U the .Trot
pull the rope parted. When it was
tried to pass over the rope a second
time it wns found that the first rope
l.ad become entangled in tho propel
lor of the boat and it had to retire to
clear itself. Tho Kilburn tried several
limes to pass over a line to the wreck
ed boat but was unable to do so. The
j'overnment dredge Michie then went
io the rescue and at about three o'clock
in the afternoon succeeded in passing
two lines over to the boat. A breech
es buoy was rigged and all the crew,
including one woman was passed ov
er to safety. The crew numbered 25
but one had reached shore by swim
LIBRARY BENEFIT AT (J HAND
"The KleptomaniacH" to be Presented i
Monday Night by Seven Ladies
An entertainment will bo
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and she is bei. g assisted by the La
dies' Glee club. The entertainment
will bu presented in addition to the
regular line of pictures and tho fea
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said to bo an unusually clever one. en' .
titled "The Kleptomaniacs" in which
tho parts are taken by seven ladies.
Tim furro liimrrw nil m IiwI. nnrsi itml
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is warranted to give satisfaction. The
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Ladies Glee club will also present ,
some vocal selections. Tho proceeds
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are iur ino purpose oi ouying new
books. And one ami all are cordially
invited to attend and assist in the
All that was lucking for a motion
picture water adventure on the river
south of town Saturday afternoon was
tho camera and operator. The stage
settings were all there, the plunge of
tho heroine in the cold chilling flood,
the lamentation of friends, the failure
of tho thrown lino to rescue tho im
periled Pauline and the final plunge
of tho rescuer to her aid all come
within the requirements of the movie
directors. It happened thus:
The Schoolmasters' club had cele
brated the last meet of the seanon by
a picnic party at Itivertou, On the
return the exegenclen of the occasion
urrnngeil It Unit a number of Iho
teacher hulled u pumiing milk boat
und I'uiiiii in to town mi it.
A inile voutli of (own, Mix ('llnkon
liuud, one u( lhi jiniiy, liml Hid mi,
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COOS BAY BAR
ming when the boat was first wrecked
thus making the crew rescued 21 with
one woman passenger.
The Coos Hay papers make quite a
mystery of how the boat came to run
upon the jetty, but the mystery appar
ently is why more boats have not met
a similar fate. That the jetty is dan
gerous is apparent and the Clarcmont
without doubt, got too close to it and
The Claremont was a steam schoon
er worth about $110,000. It was in
sured for CO percent of the total loss.
Skipper Henson was in charge of the
hoat andhc had something like 300
drums of gasoline on hoard as a major
part ol tlio cargo.
When these drums of gasoline be
gan to float to the shore they became
the prey of eager bunch combers some
of whom with industry and enterprise
in that sort of business mnde enough
to last themselves several rainy days,
possibly even an many in succession as
the spell Coos county has been enjoy
ing for the past week. Parenthetical
ly it may be remarked that while it
took half a day and much bravery to
get tho crew off from tho boat the
beach combers got onto the boat with
remarkable celerity about as soon
us tho ojfportunity offered.
The Claremont was operated by the
Hart-Wood Lumber company of San
Francisco and sailed in the main be
tween San Francisco and Washington
points. Besides the gasoline it had
aboard seventeen tons of freight for
Some marine men believe that a
hole was knocked in the bottom of
the boat the moment she struck the
reef. The Adeline Smith got a rope on
the wreck Sunday and tried to pull it
oir but failed.. The boat lies where the
waves can strike it with full force and
the probability is it will go to pieces
in a short time.
none in her lungs and with n little ef-
fort, kept alloat. Hut she could not
Hwin, Noitler. it tllrn.i .., .,,,,,
anyone else on the boat
In the meantime the boat liml imnl
but she was unable to use it to advan
Finally Dave Pruett happened to
remember that he had acquit cd a
knowledge of swimming in the "ole
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holu" of y and
although he had not practiced the art
I in twenty years, he plunged bnnoly
Miss Cliiikcnhuird was rescued, little
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the worse for her experience.
The controversy existing between
Treadgold, Coach, et al., which has ex
isted in a dormant state for some time
seems to have suddenly come to the
fore, and with a new stage setting.
Mitchell, who brought suit against
Coach in the sum of $1,000 for ser
vices performed, secured a judgement
against Coach last week for approx
Treadgold now brings a $50,000
damage suit against Mitchell, Coach
and others for slander. Mitchell, on
departing for his homo in Portland,
was arrested at Hoseburg, by warrant
issued by M, A. Simpson, charging
Mitchell with contributing to the de
linquency of a minor, Mitchell gave
bonds for his appearance mid proceed
ed. The end in not yet mid no it pro
ceed ml infinitum.
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"UNCLES AND AUNTS"
Clever Comedy to He Presented
Seniors of the High School
Next Friday evening w:ll witness
the production of the clas3 play on
which ten of the seniors are putting
in strenuous licks in an effort to live
up to their reputation.. The play to
bo presented is an English comedy,
adapted to American uses and is enti
tied "Uncles and Aunts." It is said to
be exceptionally good. At the Grand
Friday night, May 28th. Following
Mary Marloy Hattie Hoak
Lillie Marley Ottilie Lewin
Mrs, Wade, their aunt, . . Ldna Gallic
Jane, the maid Helen Stoltz
Hobert Hawlins John Windsor
Henry Hawlins, . . Halbert Langlois
Reginald Kawlins. a nephew, . . Tlios,
Aurora Kawlins Huby Tilton
Zedekiah Aspen, Rayner Geisondorfc
Hates, butler, .... Jack Kronenberg
Scene 1. Home of Mrs. Wade.
Scene 2. Home of the Hawlins.
Scene .'1. Same as scene 1.
Harold Quigluy, director.
The dredge Seattle has removed
ibout 125,000 cubic yards from the
shoal above the Moore mill. Snags
large and small, delay the work to
such un extent that only from 15 to
20 hours each day are available for
the lumping of the sand. The remain
ing of the twentyfour hours are lost in
removing snags from the pump or
towing the larger ones to shore.
Whenever several snags, from chips
to pieces six or seven feet long, gath
er in the pump it necessitates stopping
until they are removed.
Many seagulls gather at the end of
the discharge pipe across the river to
feed on tho small fish, clams and other
water life pumped up with the sand.
When large clams are pumped up
the gulls fare abundantly but some
fall victims to a tragedy. After lying
in the sun a few hours tho clams gen
eially open partly. The sea gulls in
pecking between the halves of the
shell often have the clam shut down
on them. The gulls are unable to
shako off their captors and fly to the
water and try to drown the clams
Hut the hold of the clam does not re
lax and gradually the head of the gull
is pulled under the water by their
weight and are drowned.
.several uiacK shags have met a
EAST S1DEKS GOOD SPELLERS
Fifth Graders Invade High School
Building and Win Spelling Honors
miss walkers pupils, comprising
the fifth grade, A and H of the East
Handon grammar school visited the
fifth grade, A, Miss Clinkenbaird,
teacher, in the West Handon school
last Friday afternoon and the repre
sentatives of the two divisions of the
city indulged in a spelling contest.
There were just twentysix standing on
each side at the beginning of the bat
tle of words but when the last lull oc
curred and the smoke had had time to
clear away, twelve of tho visitors
stood victors. Naturally the East sid
ers are considerably elated over the
outcome of the contest.
A very cordial invitation is extend
ed to the people of Handon to attend
the events of commencement week at
tho high school auditorium. On Sun
day, May liO at 8 o'clock, the Bacca
laureate Sermon will be given by tho
Rev. Mr. Knight. On Tuesdav even
ing at eight the Clnss Exercises will
be held and on Wednesday evening nt
eight, the Commencement Address will
be given by tho Rev. Dr. Dyott of
Portland. The awarding of diplomas
will take place at that time.
II. L. HOPKINS, Supt.
The suit brought by the ownurs of the
First National Bank building iigalnut
the builders of the building wus dii-
elded Haturiliiy in favor of the plain-,
till. J he defendant, Miller & Phil-1
lipn wkio munmitiNl MinitithiiiL' like (2X0
MAY GO TO LAW
ON STREET WORK
Catholic Representatives Threaten Legal
Action If Demands on Oregon Ave
Paving Arc Not Complied With
Oregon avenue contributed another
late session Wednesday night to the
number with which the city council
has been wont to regale itself. Attor
ney John I). Goss of Marshfield was
present to present a protest on behalf
of tho Catholic church and Futlier Ke-
veney was on hand to back him up
In his address to the council the at
torney from Marshfield went closely
into details and did not hesitate to
make the threat of legal proceedings
against the city in case the council
was not minded to grant the demands
of the church
The structure of the church's oppo
sition to paying the assessment, said
Mr. Goss rested on a foundation that
was partly legal and partly moral.
The legal apposition rested on the al
leged fact that a part of the street
had never been dedicated and there
fore still belonged to the church. The
second legal objection was that the
area of the assessment zone had been
exceeded in the levying of the special
issessmcut. The assessment had
been levied against half the acreage
belonging to the church instead of
against the comparatively narrow
strip comprising the assessment zone.
This technicality, Mr. Goss asserted
would throw the assessment out if it
should come to a test in the courts.
The question of tho caving on a !!0
foot eut was also discussed and the
Marshfield man maintained that the
city would be responsible for such
caving and subject to prosecution.
The abruptness of the grade was al
so brought in. It was stated that ex
engineer Sandbcrg had figured the
grade at 9.9 percent while Mr. Sawyer
had demonstrated that a 12 percent
grade would actually bo required;
in the snme way it had been repre
sented that the excavation at its deep
est would be something like 2 feet
while as the matter now develops the
ut is to be 30 ft. in depth.
Comparing grades it was asserted
y the engineer that the grade on Ed
ison avenue was 11 feet perpendicular
to the 100 feet horizontal and the new
Oregon avenue grade would bo 12 ft.
M. Breucr who was present inter-
poseefwith tho query as to why the re
monstrating petition against theworli
on the avenue had not liecn heeded.
Mayor Topping explained that
there hail been two petitions, one orig-
nally favoring the project and a later
one remonstrating against. He said
number of people had signed both
petitions, being at first in favor of the
project and afterwards coming out
igainst it. The rule followed in sucli
cases, the mayor explained was to el
imiiuitc all who had signed the peti
tion twice and to leave it to the pre
ponderance of numbers of the balance
s to whether or not they favored tho
ork. This test had showed a large
majority in favor of tho work.
The moral obligation referred to by
Mr. Goss turned out to be a certain
conference held six years ago between
committee of city officials and the
rchbisliop. At that time the im
provement of the street was talked of
nd the conference was held for the
purpose of ascertaining the sentiment
f the church.
The church officials insist that the
ity representatives ut that time
promtn do the street work as a return
for the opening of the street.
The disposal of the question came
n the appointment of u committee of
three to confer with the church offi
cials. Said committee consists of the
mayor, the city attorney and the city
The mayor asked the complainants
to submit their proposal in writing to
the effect that the church would dmli
cute Iho portion of tho street inferred
to mid initio no fur ther objection to
'Hut imnmvomoiiL thu consideration
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same assessments and they also say
that people have been sold lots in th
Uelleveu addition under the assurance
that the street was a thoroughfare.
Old Settlers Depart
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Stillwell who
left Handon Saturday to make their
home witli their son at Carlton, Ore.
are old settlers in Coos county. Nat
urally they do not like to think of
leaving for good so they promise
themselves that the absence is for the
present only and they will return in a
few months. They came to Coos Co.
in 18G0 and lived near South Slough
on Coos Hay. They lived there nine
months during which time Mrs. Still-
well did not see another white woman
but once; that was when making a
trip to Empire, the county seat, dur
ing court week. At that time Marsh
field had only a few houses and the
Stiilwells were offered u house there'
rent free if they would nminta'n a
boarding house, but refused the offer.
At that time they came prospecting
to Handon coming in and going out on
horseback, not finding prospects
bright enough here to warrant loca
tion. Myrtle Point appeared to offer
the greatest attractions of any settle
ment along the Coquille river and they
Later they returned to the Willa
mette valley from whence they came
going from there to eastern Oregon
where they stayed seventeen years
They returned to Coos county thirty
years ago and have lived in Bandon
for twenty years.
Offer a Chance
to See The Fair
Bandon Merchants Combine to Sead Pop
ular Young Lady to the Exposition
This week the Recorder inaugurates
a contest, the winner of which will be
sent to the Panama- Pacific exposi
tion. Tlio big fair at San Francisco is
attracting wide attention and in its
building and grounds, its lighting and
n its general scenic construction is ac
knowledged to be a leader among the
great fairs that have been held in the
ast half century.
No one in Oregon will want to miss
this fair and we have this week com
pleted arrangements whereby one
young woman of Bandon may attend
this fair and see the sights abso
lutely free of cost.
A number of Bandon business men
have combined to make this arrange
ment possible and their advertise
ments may lie found on another page
of this paper.
Briefly stated, their plcn is: Each
store will give acknowledgement of
cash purchase in the way of receipt
or cash slip. These credits will he
brought to the Recorder office and ex
changed for votes, one vote for each
five cents purchase. At the conclus
ion of three months, the young lady
credited with the greatest umount of
votes will be presented with a passage
to San Francisco and an opportunity
to take in Die fair and its accompany
ing sights with out expense to her
self. A few simple rules govern this con
test: Cash slip or receipt for monthly set
tlement may be made use of in secur
ing votes but neither must be more
than ten days old.
Cash slips or receipts may he trans
ferred hut votes once registered, can
not bo transferred.
No one connected with the Record
er nor with any of stores interested
in the contest will bo eligible for the
Cash slips must be taken care of at
the time purchase is made. Dupli
cates will not be Issued after transac
tion has been disposed of.
New 1'uhoh uppeur to bo prepared
for trial ut Coquille fustcr than thu
jury run get them out or thu wuy
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minding uwuy for ovur u month, Uire
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AND ITS PROGRAM
Veterans and Citizens to Unite in Public
Celebration Next Saturday
There was n large atendance at tho
Presbyterian church Sunday morning
at the specinl Memorial services.
The veterans and members of the W.
R. C. were conspicuously present and
the audience was contributed to by
four churches of the city Presbbter-
ian, the two Methodist and the Latter
(Rev. W. S. Smith preached un elo
quent sermon from the text "Where
the Spirit of the Lord is; there is Lib
erty" He spoke of the sacrifices of
the army veterans, north and south
und of the relief when the struggle
was over that certain ends had been
accomplished. Some momentous ques
tions hud been settled but there still
remained many equully serious ques
tions that might lead to strife and
bloodshed. As examples he instanced
tho inequalities of the distribution of
weal til and the strife between ruees.
as a better means of adjusting und
He advocated the gospel of Christ
as a better means of settling and ad
justing these questions than an ap
peal to arms.
The veterans and their auxilliary
are very much pleased with the suc
cess of the special program and wish
to thank all who were connected and
who contributed to the Memorial.
The following is the ofi'.cial program
for the Decoration day services to be
held in Bandon Saturday, May 29th:
Procession will form at 10 o'clock,
A. M. in front of tho Grand theater,
school children in advance, Grand Ar
my and Women's Relief Corps, follow
ing, accompanied by civic orders and
citizens. On arriving at the G. A. R.
cemetery, the usual program will be
carried on by the G. A. It and W. R.
C. Exercises will be opened by the
singing of the "Star Spangled Ban
ner" and the lowering of the flag to
half mast, followed by invocation by
Opening lecture by Comrade C. A.
Rodgcrs, followed by ritualistic work.
Vocal music by the choir under the
direction of Rev. C. Mayno Knight.
Decoration of unknown graves by
school children assisted by W. R. C.
under the direction of their president,
Mrs. J. II. Shields.
Exercises will be closed ut cemetery
by singing America and sounding
Afternoon Exercises at the Orpheum
At 2 o'clock, sharp, P. M.
Assembly will be called to order by
Comrade C. A. Rodgers, presiding offi
cer. Reading of General Order by Post
Adjutant C. B. Zeek.
Baritone Solo ''Our Comrades
Sleep" by Ralph Moore.
Reading of Lincoln's Gettysburg
Address by Harold Johnson.
Song "How Sleep the Brave" by
Welcome Address Mayor Geo. P.
Selection by Male Quartette Mes
srs. Moore, Sidwell, Watkins and Cor
son. Recitation "The Blue and tho
Gray" by Mary Hubbard.
Song Heroes who rest, by Quartet
Oration by Rev. C. Mayno Knight.
Presiding officer, Comrade C. A. Rod
gers, Post Commander.
Marshall of the day, Comrade John W.
Adjutant, Comrade C. B. Zeek.
Officer of the duy, Comrade John A.
V. M. Smith who was hcrved with u
restraining order by the Circuit Court
luiit week und created xoine Kenxutfon
by thu manner in which ho received
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