Bandon Recorder Published weekly on Tuesday? by The" Recorder Publishing Co., Itic Entered ut the Tost Office at Bar lion. Oregon, as mail mutter of tin second class. RICHARD II. SWRNSDN, Muiager hie ul! clie.-'M payable and ed.lie;,. nil eoninuinieatio.iB to ( lit company Subscription price, $1.50 per year, advance. REACH PLEASURE TOURISTS From an exchange we take the fol lowing item under date of July 21u, under n Medford headline. "The largest tourist party ever to visit Crater Lake left Medford today in 12 automobiles under the direction of J. K. Grimm of Lancaster, la. There were 10 men and women in the party, the tour having been booked by the Raymond Whitcomb company. All records for travel to the lake are be ing smashed daily now and Superin tendent Steele predicts the total "will reach 10,000 before snow flies. This is a good sign for the future. The people of the eastern part of the Unit ed States have in recent years been ac customed to globe trotting, each sum mer, their travel however being con fined principally to the half dozen ice pinniclcs in Switzerland, made famous because conquered by Hannibal 20 centuries ago, and to n half dozen cos mopolitan cities, full of antiquity, fine wines, musis, gay life and cafes, all of which has been costing the American people annually upwards of $175,000,000 -half enough to build the Panama canal. The Western part of the United States is ignored by the East. Sonic of the biggest big business concerns, ab solutely refuse to consider nnything West of the Rockies, as too remote to bo of any interest. We surmise that business and pleas ure trips go well hand in hand, and that pleasure excursions into a strange laud may result in future business trips; that one reason why so many travel to Europe, and that business has taken the attitude that it has toward the West is because of the numerous so-called booking-companies Promoting summer excursions is theii business, and they expend great sums in advertisements. The West in un known to them. The European war has destroyed their business. They are looking for a new stock in trade, and the most apparent substitute in the Great West, and particularly the Pacific Coast. There are somo people in our vicini ty and every other we presume who do not want additional population, but we are not in harmony with them, and do not expect them to appreciate our suggestion, following; and fortunately they are all in the minority. We pro pose that a number of towns lying in a given line of travel club together through their commercial organiza tions to publish a booklet of their very best lines of attractions, including hotels, and other accomodations, and put these in the hands of various a bovc mentioned booking companies who will do the rest. For instance the red womi forests of California, the combination of mountain and ocean Hcones of Curry County, and the Reach at Ilaudon, Coos Hay and Shore Acres the beauties of the Umpqun, a trip over the newly opened road from Sius law to Newport, should be one link, in the long chain of attractions from San Half the fun is taking your own tent and living out in the open. Buy a Tent that you know is guaranteed. WILLAMETTE WE (uMi'wurlrNili'iiiHrb wii MX. knur uuuruiilii nil klunil In lilml II. J' .ullii ri h .ii i4iiu n.i.j JlliwIi'WVJ MwinfwrjiHliiK; ONE OF THE BOATS WHICH BROUGHT THE CROWD TO BANDON Diego to Nome, Alaska. The forcgo ! ig idea, if not original, at least was never suggested to us by any one, yet we ,-iv no copy right on it, and any I mi in ir organization is at liberty to auo . . id perfect it. We only crave the r. mission of helping. We sug gest Unit the pamphlet be neither too l-irge nor expensive. Say 25 pages at most with not to exceed that many first class pictures "done up" in an at tractive maner, fine papers in colors if possible, together with information i to character of roads, manner of travel, distances etc., and for the love of Mike, make no mention of mineral, timber or agricultural re sources. If we succeed in our enter prise, and the visitors "are booked" then strew the trail with as many bu siness features as we may, but in this 2. page book proposed mention only attractions, which will attract those Eastern people who desire to spend that $175,000,000 on pleasure: why ? i. c. on fishing, hunting, scenic beauties and climate. An organization of com mercial bodies on the line from Red woods of Eureka, to Newport and Yaquina, might co-operate with like organizations, as a unit all the way to Alaska. Portland and the Columbia Highway, should be one link in the chain of attractions; the cities of the Puget Sound another, the inland water why to Alaska another. The Arrow Lakes the Sellkirks and Ranff of Rritish Columbia on the line of the Canadian Pacific competing for a share of the travel on the return home of tourists might form another section. Why should not the Raudon Commercial Club initiate the idea by corresponding with and soliciting the co-operation of all cities from Eureka -o Newport. What could be the cost of 1000 copi-t-H of a 25 page booklet divided and apportioned between these different points? A mere triffle! Then in stead of sending broadcast to disinter ested hands, or to a prospective re sident who will come west and locate if he can first be assured of a home stead or if he can first sell out whore he is, Send all of these pamphlets to Rooking Companies. They will do the rest. They will bring the people. If the people don't stay, they may leave a few millions bythe way, and by the way they might return. It can truthfully be said that trans portation facilities, hotel and theatri cal accomodations along the lines are not the best in all the towns, but if the demand is sufficient the wants will be supplied. There are an abundance of automobiles and boats along the way waiting to be chartered and com mandeered into special service. To assure us that we are not talk ing vapid nonsense we solicit answers or suggestions on this idea from the Recorder's readers, other exchanges or any commercial club that gets the idea. NTS nr lli product of 111 yearn cxpi'rii'iico in Mil iniiKiiig. Any J out iniiHt HtiuiM liunl nli in all IdniUof wi'iitlu r, WJiy not H-t )l A MTV Tint on., tlmi will lu riy for iH-xt yt'iir iiimI Did iur u(Ur, VVIIUiuillv" at untir tlinv mW ,".7r,"iT ihf Tml. Ill jn&"Cos EXIT "THE PHILISTINE" With the July number the Philistine that little periodical of protect that served to introduce Elbert Hubl an! t.i the literary world came to an end. Its founder vas one of the. victims of the Lusitania and as the Philistine had since its first issue been only his mouth jpiece with which his personal views had been puolUhed to the world it was considered fitting that the mag azine should end with him. Hubbard, like Ingersol, was the son of a uoiyyman and like the great ag nostic he had the dramatic instinct and he faculty of .striking a hon! that wo Jd comma 1 p.i. '.ic attention He mi'di; a fortune in the manufacture of soap and acquiring leisure set about establishing a name for himself as a literary man. His "Little Journeys" did not cling close enough to the con ventiomi" to suit the editor; and fail ing to find a markit fo- them .n the established magazines Hubbard set about establishing a magizino foi himself. Fro i.i the stmt he was successful His satire his epigrann and his uncon- veiitionalit.v appeared upon the stage at the right time. He became the vogue had a multitude of imitators. His mannerisms, hisi characteristics his flow or language set him apart as one of the elect and although he had his share of the frailties of humanity 'he tciuioiiy will be to overlook these in a man who placed the stamp of his originality upon his generation. If he had chosen he could have se lected no better memorial than that the Philistine shall be buried with him and that its memory shall be forever associated with the man who founded and conducted it. PORT ORFORI) AND MORALITY It is announced that by the middle of October the big bridge of the Wil limette-Paeilie railroad will be built across Coos bay and that by the be ginning of the new year, with the ex ception of ferrying across the Sius- law, passengers can travel by rai1 from Eugene to Coquille. The coming of the railroad will mean not only the coming of a new but of a ililfereiit class of citizens. While the boats have served the him ner industry, agriculture does not thrive nor reach its best development under that class of transportation The agriculturists who follow a rail road are the hard headed kind who take as few chances as possible and who hao to be shown before they lo cate. A mil road will mean a better market for agricultural products. With the railroad's coming, cut over lands will be cleared up very much more rapidly than in the past. A railroad will also accentuate the resort possibilities of this section. When the cool summer climate and the attractive beaches shall bo more accessible to the people of the interior they will come to the coast and many of them will make this section their home for the mere pleasure of living here. Rut prospective residents, especial ly the desirable kind, people with fam ilies, will, before they locate make sure that conditions are as near as possible to what they would have them, will inquire concerning schools and churches. j The slogan of the Port Orford Car- nival this year that the "Carnival is to Jbe a moral carnival" was originated by a man with a prophetic vision. He (hees the big change that is going to .come to these isolated counties and j lie wants to build for Port Orford in j advance the advantage of a good rep- illation. j The time Im coming rapidly when a civic reputation for morality and char- j actor will bo worth dollars and hhiU; to any yottloiiumt in llilv Coo.(!urry I country. During Uiu luil IK immtlui AlunU out uUwil I Um ut ukl ImiI bun, Hiw4i'iluMl wWtthl, ' voIumJ ul uimtUMM iwm tiitflii mtilkM tJuUam All ItUI INiMM WliN lm JU1MMWU4 itftil) tt AiMtl MM ii Muttlii Wir liHf HUM mV lll u llutl III hi fluMtljlJ.,,, iu. ,UMI idUtM it difficult to locate the miner after a few weeks of unsuccessful search goes down to the river ar.d fishee for a ccaroii and then knocks off work for 'ho remainder of the year. Rut that f he had to 1 ring out gold or sHrve there would bo just as much forthconi-1 ing here no there. To those who have given any attention to local mineral conditionn in South Western Oreiron this statement is accredited vith come truth and ficttion. 1!U1 LI) THE RO,M)S OF PLANK The Oregon v'oter, :i new publica tion in Portland, devole some kiisco in editorial comment aywi'st the pro posed $400,000 bond hsu.' in Coos county, if spent for plan! road. It nays the plank will last front 8 to 7 years and the bonds will last 20 years, and that one of the worst wnllups that could be taken nt Coos county timber would be such a bond issue. There is on the face of that argu ment much apparent good reason, but an investigation of loral condi tions will reveal the fact thar to build such a hard surface road such as we generally call pavement would require probably upward of a loup'.e of mil lion. The ?I00,000 proposed, if ex pended for hard surface, would build probably 20 or 25 miler. and no more. And the population of this county is divided up among at least seven in corporated cities, scattered over the different parts of the eoimty. Wo be lieve Coos is the only eoumy in the state having as many as five citL's of over 1,000 each. They are scattered to the several sections of the county. Now when mud gets immeasurable in depth in winter and the bed of your wagon skids along the surface of the mud like a scow and the citizens of the several towns desire to travel from one to another what would 20 miles of hard surface road amount to anyway. And we wish tp call attention to the fact that this county has been ex pending upwards of $100,000 each year for the past decade and more on roadwork which is of more or less temporary character, making the roads fine this year and impassable next year. The repair of a plank road would not amount to nearly so much as the former cost of repair until our assessed value is equal to the under taking of a better road. We desire to suggest to The Voter that the timber interests of Coos county have not suffered and will not suffer by increased taxation, but that our chief asset, agricultural develop ment, has been, and is likely for some years yet, to be retarded by reason of the want of roads which are semi passable at all seasons of the year. Plank will answer the needs to all purposes and intents, it will aiiord tne most relief to the greatest number of people for the least money for the longest proportional period of time. Another Auto Collision Another of those frequent auto col lisions on the sharp curves of the Rau don road took place at four o'clock fuesday afternoon near the coal chute this side of Riverton. Warren Davis was coming this way with his Ford and says he had brought his car to a standstill at the curve, when Jo seph Fish, driving Page's Ruick came around the turn and struck his auto head on. None of the passengers were seriously hurt though the people in the Ruick were thrown from their seats and a little boy somewhat bruised by being thrown against the wind shield. Among the passengers in the Ford was George Moulton ot this city who says it all happened so suddenly that he could hardly tell whether the car was still or in motion. Rut of one thing ho was sure, and that was that the Ruick made no move to turn out and was on the wrong side of the road when it struck. The Ruick was running about ten miles nn hour and the end of its axle ripped one of the Ford tires, bent the axle and dam aged the entire front of the car to tlm, amount of $M), Mr. Davis says. Fili, evidently, was looking in another ili-j rection and did not see the Ford until, he was right upon it. Coquille Son- tinel. At a wrestling mutch at Mvitln; Lumber! of Pow-' Point recently. Gen em got Hie nrm ion mini riiuiu .i . . . . it r l.t I. Martin, known km tint wrortllng boot hlnrk in 17 minute and loaned tit Korntid fall in 'I mlniito ISO urn roiidit. I'lin kltmiihii- Yullowilfliiit ih Into Mm woiL of oiw at IW put" ( I'tm Iktv JfoHfc ittdW HUB tiMMW. HmtiU Ibn4 hit w '' fcrfwr, lil jmuI W) lit (4t' wi wl MM' Don't Give Yourself gs? ' Jt i ljii niHr TEE BANK H OTEL Bandon RATISS SI. 00 TO SPISCIAL RATKS HV SAMPLR ROOM News of Earlier Days Interesting Items From Recorder Files of Ten and Twenty Years Ago (From Recorder, July 27, 1005) A fire started in the roof of the wasn room of the Tupper house but luckily was discovered in time ami put out before causing much distinction. Andrew Rossen and Miss Stdnam were married at Dairy ville July 27th Mrs. Annua Mecum died at Prosper July 25th. Edna the 2 years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ruckingham died at Monroe, Oregon, July 17th. Cody's logging camp near Lampa creek is employing between -10 and 50 men. The last game of the season was won by Randou from Coquille and tne league bad apparently broken up. The Latter Day Saints were to hold a ten days camp meeting early in August. A base ball game between the steam boat men and the business men of Ran don resulted in a victory for the form er. Rlackerby, pitcher for the E. M. and Hark Dunham, who held (lmvllJ first base for the S. M. appeared to be. the stars. The line up for the business men included the names of F. Cro.s-,, Waldvogel, Ad. Cross, Rlackerby, Re dillion, Manciet, Dygart, Knell and Kennedy. For the steamboat men, Fox, McCord, Snyder, Willard, Dun ham, Moomaw, Lewis, Iluiton, Panter Perkins. (From Recorder, July 2(i. 1S!'5) Steve Gallior was in from North Curry with a load of wool. 1 The Denmark dramatic troupe was Every Convenience of Gas A jrood oil stove lights like fjas, reg ulates like gas, cooks like gas. And it does away with tlie dirt, delay and waste heat of a wood or coal range. New Perfection Oil Cook-Stove '(if hit Htiullt U,0 '0rl Oil lUHut, liriU, roaM, U MfiiYily. JDot'i ovory tbfcitt yuur wtJtxl t ami uii- will l. Hu ulur. )luo mi mm tli l Hum jiui uwlmi Uio UiH'i. H- ul 4l' mihJ !. Ah yuMf 4mW. f lUliMtttliuU. '!'A!i DA ! gOlA VhW Cause To Regret It Iiectuise you regVc'ed placing our valuables in a safety de posit vault. Many have ie fjreted their tardin ess inaetin; fires and burglars have cost them tlear. Am thing valu able is worth taking rare of. Our vaults are fire anil burgla proof. We invite your inspec tion. OF BAND Oft ALLIER Oregon $2.00 WKKI I'M K DAY x OK MONTI I IN CONNECTION to give an entertainment at Dairyvilh. The :.vcssary capital had been 1 j cured to build a hotel at Coquille. A team belonging to W. Boyd win e standing at the wharf .became fright ened and backed the whole outfit in to the rier. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. R. II. Mast in Portland. The annual reunion of Coos Com ty Pioneer and Historical Society was to be held at Bandon August 15th. In 1S!H) the population of Bandon was 210. In 1805 it was estimated at l.'lfiO. Benjamin Trueman was drowned in a small lake near Four Mile. He w. taken with cramps while swinunii' and his body was recovered by Keen er Scott and the life savers after an all night search. As part of its contribution to the re lief of the starving and needy in Me' co, the Southern Pacific Company lits announced that it will carry Red Cro, supplies into the war-torn Republi at half the usual rate. That a tre mendoiif! amount of food and clot'ni ; will be required to alleviate the suf -ferings of our cousins across the herd er appears to be without question, Judging from the plans of the Nntio al Mexican Relief Committed of t' Red Cross, of which William C PoM vice-president of the Guaranty Tru Company, New York, is ohairnn.n. President Willaim Sproule of tin Southern Pacific Company is assistir in the oiganizatiou of a Californn sub-cominittee for Mxican relief '1 Ii Red Cross headquarters in Wasiiin ton should be notified of offers of co -trihiitious of food supplies that ship jiing instructions may be forwa.'de I No contributions ;jre too small, for tl number siiirering and who will stiff i particularly because of slowstarvati m 112 vut'U irnmf lo I OlllJdW), AJ Hit IT )MKIf M' MUM M 4: i ... ,ihM, j, ii,u rnwM.d 4 .t J it j u I inim4'