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THE BANDON RECORDER
Bandon By-the-Sea has the Prettiest Beach on the Coast
BANDON, OREGON,' AUGUST ll915
NEXT MONDAY TO
BE A HOLIDAY
Candon lo Drop Work lo Creel Visiting
Moose al County Convention
On Momluy of next wool: the Moosu
of tliu County will gather in Bandon
Bandon for a county convention it be
ing their Hi'contl annual convention.
I'here are at present three lodges of
this ortlur in the county, one at Marsh
field, one at North Bond and the third
in llantlon. Last year the convention
was held at Marshfield and next year
in the order of tilings the meet will be
nt North Bond, unless Coquille which
i.i ubout to have a lodge instituted,
gets far enough advanced lo have the
county meet hefor the hay town.
Hut this year the day i3 Bandon's
anil the local frathernity, some two
hundred in number, arc bending their
energies to make the day one long to
bo remembered. A special train will
run from the bay and there will be
special excursions by river and auto.
A special program has been prepar
ed for the tlr.y and one of the features
will be the stand of Wrestler, Jim Wil
lie n who will meet any all all comers
and will give $100 to any one who will
itay with him twenty minutes.
A ball game will take place at the
park with the probable contestants
Marshfield and North IJentl.
Tho special dispensation closes
Moose day. For some weeks past
this lias prevailed, allowing the local
lodge to take in members at the ad
option fee of $5. After the passing of
ilio dispensation the fee will bo ?25
i.s before. Large classes have united
w th the order the last few weeks.
T tyor Tonning was one of a. closs.of
f. o lo be adopted TaBtTnecUiiK night.
We the undersigned, hereby agree to
dose our places of business on Mon
t iy, August 10th (Moose Day) at
l oO 1'. M. and balance of the day:
Hub Clothing & Shoo Co.
McNnir Hardware Co.
Golden Rule Store,
Ued Grain Drug Co.
Boyle Jewelry Co.
Electric Supply Station,
W. II. Webb
.1. A. Hyrne,
Bandon I'ower Co.
Starr, Mast Hardware Co.
W. E. Steinhotr
J. W. Mast
II. W. Coats
Bandon Furniture Co.
M. Ocon ;
L. P. Sorensen
Dippel & Wolverton
G. H. Keskoy
Mrs. O. A. Trowbridge
W. L. Bench
J. Ira Sidwell
Ilandon Drug Co.
City Grocery Co. 4
Endicott & Lowollcn .
..lark II. Windle,
C. Y. I.owu
Attorney C. It. Barrow of Coquillo
hk nt Monday night in llantlon visit
ii with his relatives tho J. B. Marsh
al' family, and attended to legal mit
terj while in town, returning home on
tin noon boat. He stated that so far
i ho knew there was nothing to the
it' call movement, and that out of 700
t,r H00 voters in Coquille, ho did not
I neve that there were 25 who would
n such a petition.
Mr Barrow proiiiln.'d that in tho
.litre hi' would ho able to anrapt tho
i vjtation of tin BniiiIoii CniniuurrtNl
( mI', In mi ii I Hii uvuiilng with Ilium,
I hjn on the doing uf tlw I it at
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DROWNED N 12 A It MARSHFIELD
Brother and Sister Lose Lives While
Swimming in Coal Bank Slough
George Lecocq, aged, 21 and his
sister Helen aged 13 were drowned in
Coal Bank Slough near Marshfield
last Sunday about 1 o'clock in the
afternoon. George who was an ex
pert swimmer was teaching his sister
to swim ami together they swam a
oross the slough and endeavored to re
turn wlinii (Sonri'n silddenlv stonned
and uttered a cry of pain as if suffer
ing from a cramp and the frighten
ed sister clung closely to him and to
gether they sanlc. Another nrotner
Ferdinand, age 12 also a good swim-nioi-
wint to their assistance and un
able to save them, barely escaped with
his own life, another sister Alttrgarei
15 years of age sat on the bank, and
helpless lo assist watched the sad af
fair antl became hysterical. The bo
dies wwe recovered about H o'clock of
tho same day.
The executive committee which has
in charge the preparations for the en
tertainment and reception of visitors
on Moose tiny request Bandon merch
ants lo tlecorate their windows in hon
or of the occasion. Retl and white arc
the Moose colors.
Sight Seeing At San Diego
M. C. Pohl Writes of His Experiences
in the City of the Sunny South
Snn Diego, Cal. Aug. 4th
To show my friends that I have not
forgotten them allow me' to make a
second report of my . travels. Space
forbids speaking of the exposition
here in a lengthy way anil I will only
say that as aiiducitjpnalltobjecltfl.Q
voll worm neing seen even aiiur juu
have seen the San Francisco exposi
tion. There is one thing I am pleased
with. No whore in a city of this size
have I scon greater order and clenli
ness than here. It docs a person good
to see how it is all conducted. It is
not what you call a temperance town.
Wine or beer are served at the tables
when called for and still 1 have yet to
see the first drunken man. Not one.
Can you say that of Bandon?
Tho exposition is a beautiful alfair.
The agricultural buildings arc remark
ably (inc. The decorations in some of
these aro works of art. Of tho exhib
its, none has pleased me more than the
Japanese. In Paris, in distant France,
I have seen furniture of the great
Louis IV, Roy de France. It is consid
ered master work. However this Jap
anese furniture seems more elegant
in its original styles than even these
gems of the eighteenth century.
Not less is to be said of the needle
work exhibited by the Chinese. It is
difficult to distinguish at first sight
whether it is painting or needle work
wo. are looking at. Closer examination
demonstrates that no artist in paint
ing can produce the clearness of col
or or intricate detail in the work. In
viewing a painting one must step
hack to get the best view; but with
this needle work a magnifying glass
only serves to bring out its beauties.
No less interesting aro other lines
of industry. Farming, horticulture and
dairying are well repesented.
However, I find that the Coos Co.
iipple is the "king bee" after all. I
have also found no pears that are the
equals of yours. Other fruits such as
berries are favored by the climate
here but the fact that they are irrigat
ed is easily to be seen.
In the dill'ecnt books to register the
aainos of visitors, I found only a few
Oregonians. It is a question whether
many have called bore.
The climate in this vicinity is su
porb, plennant and warm without lie- J
ing hot. A very light draft cools the
iitmnnphore. Whure on in acquainted,!
one can get niitnln very reasonable. ,
you OV011 I'hwip. For Inatnnce I have a
dinner, cimlting of a good Miup.
fiiuil oyntuin, unhid, Uinmloi' . lb. .i
luittor, vory lino plo, n rIhim of w n (
uiul Nil fur iiA cU.
Uwt I mutfi coiiiii to tin vimI. In oiv
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Ut ll IVmjiU of Mylnrt uiul
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TO WRESTLE FOR
Contest Saturday Night To Be Strong ' At
traction. Ajax & Flying Dutchman Here.
Interest in that form of athletics,
known as wrestling may be said to be
at fever heat in Bandon. The city has
as its guests just at present some of
the best talent on the coast and ex
champions and coining champions
arc rubbing elbows with a swarm of
amateurs until the city has acquired
a most sporty flavor.
The two latest arrivals in the city
are Tony Ajax. whose prowess as a
wrestler is well known to Bandon fans
and Chas. Rcntrop, middle weight
champion of Europe and known as
"the Flying Dutchman". Ajax is
known locally as the conqueror of Lut
sey in a match played hero a couple
years ago. He claims championship
of the Pacific coast for his weight,
100 pounds uind has been downed on
ly twice in five years and both times
by heavier men. He is to contest with
Wilson in the rooms of the Bandon
Athletic club next Saturday evening
and the event will bo a classy one and
a contest sure to be worth the effort
The other new comer, Rentrop al
though he has been in this country for
.icvcral years is new to the coast. He
will challenge the winner of the con
tent next Saturday night.
At the corn antl venison carnival
Mold at Dairyville last week, wrestling
vvas a main feature of the program,
in a match with Wilson at that place
Friday Rentrop stayed with Wilson
'mlf and hour and the next match
Loin .tlie dajv following Rentrop 'won
from Martin tho wrestling bootblack
in 40 minutes.
Saturday night Wilson wrestled
with Lambert the wrestling lumber
jack at Myrtle Point and won the con
test from the latter. There was only
i' io bout to the match, Lambert re
viving a strained shoulder and hav
ing to give up. He promises to come
uacK but that will be apparent later.
The Athletic club has announced
;t i intention to hold smokers on each
Thursday night. One hold last Thurs
day night had a couple of vaudeville
.v-lors as an attraction and was well
..llcnded. At some near occasion var
ious local talent will display their skill
one -that will arouse as much interest
is any will be a fat man's contest be
tween Jack Sullivan and Geo, Laird
anil a slim man's contest between Dr.
Sorc.iscu and Roy Thorn.
Cannery Stocks For Start
Fishing Season Expected to start Up
Next Mouth. Hope for Good Run
From the shipments of cans that
no arriving for the Co-operative
tannery it appears that the fishing
enson can not be far oIL The start of
work depends upon the fish them
ielves 1 ut tho period of their annual
run in expected to begin about the
lirst of next month. The bulk of the
ish caught in tho Coquille are Silver
lides which outnumber the Chinooks
live to one. Tho steelheads which aro
.-kissed among the lower grade fish
on the market are more scarce than
the Chinooks. They aro esteemed as
higly for eating by many people but
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dlii' Mil On ' irM' n-run (r mUt
1(0 In tifii'llmr JMH uf Jin ygiir. H'"
they can not command the same mar
ket prico becr.uio of the lack of col
or of their flesh. Instead of lelng con
sidered a variety of salmon they are
classctl with the trout.
- jThcir season is much longer in dur
ation than cither of the salmon antl
for this reson they are considered
imieh moro plentiful but they are not
a numerous ns either the Chinook or
' Coquille is reported to have suffer
ed a fie loss Monday night, or early
this morning, the Grand Theater and
tho Skonkum restaurant having been
destroyed. The remainder of the
b)ock was saved with difficulty. The
restaurant was owned and conducted
by M. O. Moon, and the building is re
ported to belong to a man named Alex
on. Amount of loss not reported. The
theater had been leased by P. Levar of
the Coquille Herald. The fire is rc
portd to have started in the restaurant
for a grand county convention, it be
county meet before the bay town.
Recorder Kausrud left this morning
on the stage for Roseburg where he
will take tho train for San Francisco
for a visit for the fair. Ho was grant
ed a month's leave of absence by the
council at its last meeting during
which time Mrs. Kausrud will attend
to the duties of his office. Mr. Kaus
rud may go on to his former home at
Rico Lake, Wis. where his parents live
but was not decided on this trip nt
the time of leaving.
Ninety of Them There
The Robisons of Fir.lt Trap Have a
Family Party wit-v Nearly a Hund
red Present. All Thoroughbreds
Vfri' 1871, Samuel Robisori, a native
of Lancaster, Pa. settled in Coos coun
ty. He brought his wife and children
with him nnd the latter like the fami
ly in Wordsworth's poem numbered
seven, only these were all above
ground. The descendants of this fa mi
ly to the number of ninety met at
Fi htrap last Sunday at a family ga
thering. There are 107 all told but
the remaining 17 members of the fami
ly were not present, being detained by
business more or less important.
The old folks nrc dead, Mr. Robison
dying in 1892 he was born in 1805
but of the children four sons nnd
one daughter were present. These
are Rock, Frank, Tennessee nnd Prico
Robison George Robison who lives at
Rogue river was not able to bo pre
sent Tho only surviving daughter,
Mrs. Martha.I. Avcrille was also pre
sent, having come from Corvalis to at
tnd the reunion.
There were three generations there
nnd a count showed 12 babies in arms.
Th oldest present was under seventy
It is the family boast that all of the
descendants are normal. There are
no fools, no cripples, no insane and
none of them aro or ever were in the
penitentiary. All have clean re
cords and prosperity is general among
them. The reunion dinner was a col
ossal affair, the tables, arranged in the
form of a T, whilo spacious enough
for n seat for each, were not large
enough to hold the eatables put upon
During tho day the whole party,
ninety of them, were grouped for a
photograph by L. I. Wheeler of this
city, who, although Coquille nnd Myr
tle Point were nearer to the scene,
was selected as the artist of the occa
sion. I'lltli'of Jnlmniiu line Nn, I'iHM l II I'
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Mini hullir )hIiiiIIm. Hnui
Ik u Munilifful lMi JimiM".
BANDON MATRON HONORED
The seventh Annual Coos County
Convention of tho W. C. T. U. was
held Monday in North Bend, at which
Mis. Faulds of Bandon was elected
President of the Association for tho
coming year, and Mrs. Habcrly of
Bandon was electing Corresponding
Secretary. The other officers elected
were Mrs. V. P. McCann of North
Bend. Recording Secretary Mrs.
Longston of Coquille; Treasurer Mrs.
Ella Gtierin of Myrtle Point The
other Bandon delegates to tho conven
tion besides Mrs. Faulds and Mrs.
Haberly were Mrs. Fish and Mrs. Low
A long antl interesting program was
rendered, including an nddiess by Re
presentative C. R. Barrow of Coquille.
The State President Mrs. Kemp of
Portland was present, and added in
teresting features to the program.
Farmers To Keep Store
Have Rented Brown & Gibson Build
ing nnd will Start Business at Once.
A farmers' co-operative store is
about to be started in Bandon. A com
mittee has been at work in the Brown
& Gibson building in tho part former
lyused as an ice plant, remodeling it
during the past week and intend to
use it as their base of operations.
This store venture is entirely separate
from tho farmers' union although the
same men are in one as in the other,
although the membership is not iden
tical. Mr. Warren of Coquille has
been engaged to look after the busi
ness. A part of the stock is on hand
and it is the intention of tho manage
ment to open their doors to trade in
the immediate future.
They will sell groceries and mer
chandise, making a specialty of far
mers produce. They also plan to dis
pose of -the farmers produce in other
The committee in charge is composd
of Geo. Cox, Crutchfield, John Long
Chas. Chandler and Harvey Smith.
First Come, First Served
No Short Cuts to the General Fund.
Ex-Officers to Get Refund in Pay
There is no short cut to the gene
ral fund of the city according to tho
opinion of the city attorney and the
men who objects to new city improve
ments apparently now has the instru
ment of prevention within his hands.
All he will have to do to put a stick in
the spokes of progress will be to ob
tain a city warrant of recent vintage
and object to the payment of any suc
ceeding warrant until his warrant is
paid. The city warrants must be paid
in the order in which they are issued
the city attorney opines and this will
give to the warrants the characteristic
of wine; the older they aro the better
The munner in which this matter de
veloped at tho meeting of tho council
Wednesday night also developetl an
other legal string that may tie itself
into a tlozen artistic knots before it is
disposed of. This is the matter of in
terest on improvement bonds. The
city recorder wished to draw on tho
general fund to pay this interest but
tho city attorney ruled that the only
way the money could bo taken from
the fund wns by warrant and that the
warantsfirst issued on the fund had
the right of way.
That little S20 ner month lopped off
tho salaries of exofficers Engeleko
anil Lorenz two months before they
re L'uillitoned is to be returned to
ihem according to action taken by the
ity council, the two having a verbal
agreement with the mayor that if
heir jobs played out they were to
mvo the money returned to them.
The dogs of tho city nro in for offl
ial notico and a general sorting over.
I'he council bus asked for uu ortlinan
o reducing the tax to $5 for females
id for inalcH and after which the
iiaiHliall will nppreherd and question
ho rlgliU of individual cunimm lo
iiove in docility.
Two i.viingullHU, T. fi. Bunch mid
i . I,. I.lngmifiildir am holding ninnt
,,i in n tmit uloiigniili) lh Ocouii
Tim ilrtlK, donijiuuy U nlourhiK up
to jirajiujly Id llil vltdulty wi'l u iiuni
toe ut tl' Imram mis lMal in tkm
Utty IbH wwil. 'i'lioy will liv JL III"
Mrs. J. Kemp Tells Story of Enactment
of Oregon Dry Law
Mrs. Jennie M. Kemp delivered nu
address to a fair sized audience at tho
M. E. church Sunday morning. Shu
was recently from the Purity Congress
at the San Francisco exposition and
stopped off at the bay to attend the
county convention at North Bend, Sun
day of the W. C. T. U. Mrs. Kemp is
state president of that organization.
She took advantage of her presence in
the county to make a few addresses in
the county, that delivered Sunday be
Her talk was largely reminiscent
and descriptive of her work during
last years campaign and in the legis
lature. An element of humor entered
largely into her remarks and her ad
dress was unusually interesting.
Speaking of the difficulty in getting
out the vote she told of one woman, 8 1
years old who positively refuseil to
vote, as the speaker suggested, die
must have wanted to have engraved
on her tombstone "Here lies a woman
who never voted.". A woman knou.i
to be a personal friend was sent lo
the old lady to persuade her, but in
vain she would not agree to vote. A
second friend went to reason with hor
with the same result. A third nnd a
fourth took up the cause and other)
followed, each with some little effect
until by the time tho fourteenth visit
or had come and gone the old lady a
one worry was that she would not live
long enough to vote for Oregon Dry
and she was at the polls on election
day fifteen minutes before they weie
opened and was the first one in the
precinct to cast a vote.
Mrs. Kemp told of the experiences
she had in the legislature where sue
sat v ih her "knitting" ench uV.y uf
the session, keeping lab of the proceed
ings nnd of the way in which doubtful
u embers came tj t:me when th- y
'heard from honvi ' n.d when the bill
had finally passed both houses she
was detailed to carry it from tho
.er.ker :;f the house to fhe president
of the i enato for their signature1) and
to the governor for his signature.
When the speaker was about to con
fer this honor she saitl that while she
had never been much on society func
tions, she did wish for once thnt she
was young and good looking and be
able to make the very best impression
where she carried that bill.
She saitl the bill was read over 7
times officially and scrutinized in a
dozen different directions for errors
in composition or punctatiun and when
she reads, as she occasionally does
that certain clauses aro invalidated
through errors, etc. she tloes not wor
ry for she knows thnt bill is right and
will stand any kind of a test
Governor Abemathy, the first over
nor of Oregon was the first Oregon
Dry man on record sho saitl as she had
found by going through the records.
She found that Oregon was first to
have a prohibiton amendment, this at
a time when tho limits took in parts of
Idaho, Montuna antl all of Washington
The legislature soon passed a bill per
mitting liquor selling hut Governor
Abernathy vetoed it, and it was pass
ed over his veto.
Oh hearing this story Governor
Withycombe insisted Unit the picture
of the first dry governor should bo
taken down from the wall and placed
where it would be in the picture taken
of the signing by the executive of the
new Oregon Dry law.
J. E. Bigelow is putting in the man
holes on the sewer on First street.
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STANDING OF THE CON
lllancho Cuthbert HI lit
Mm. F. H. Fahhentlur , 02,820
I.foiia Fullnrtoii i:i087II
Dorothy Unglohi 1080
Ottllln Uwln IDOfi
Aldu Mur, , JiiWI7
Mlimlu MiOuidy C00
Violet Moore , C!)0
Iftilu Mpoim M0
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