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Roads and Tourists
There Is general talk of an effort
that Is being made to induce Congress
to build a military Coast Road from
the Canadian to the Mexican line, or
to appropriate fifty million dollars
for such a purpose, the remainder of
the fund required to be provided local
ly. Such men .as Sprcckles, J. J. Hill
Senator Chamberlain and others ar.e
reported to be behind the project. It
is not likely that the Government will
ever have much need of the road for
military purposes, but whatever their
object, is Immaterial but wo surely
want the road. The consumption of
the plan is one of the speculative plans
of the future, but might some day be
Its chief usage would he to furnisl
the Coast people a way to travel easi
ly and conveniently at all seasons of
the year. There are a hundred fifty
thousand autos in California, and Ore
gon, Washington, and Idaho together
have almost an eijual number, and if
such a road were built it is safe to say
that at least once during the year,
each one of those cars would travel
the road, and some of them many tim
es. Their number would bo practical
ly doubled from the remaining portion
of the United States and Canada.
With a half million autos each year
traveling through the little towns a
along the way, would mean ,moro than
all the railroads, harbors and other
improvements that could be made,
whilo they as matter of course would
Ashland's camping grounds have
become famous A citizen of Ilandon
so journing there recently for some
time met and talked with auto-tourists
from nearly every state in theUnion
even from far off Alabama, and a few
from Canada. He also reported that
ho had talked with one merchant there
who one day last summer made note
of the amount of a uinglo day's sales
made to passing tourists. It was n
little over fifty dollars. All touristo
over the various roads who meet and
fall into conversation say to the other
"well bo sure and go by Ashland on
on your way". There tho city furnish
es wood, water, light, etc., grain. Tho
City plans to provide for tho campers
use shortly, sulpher, sidu and lilhki
water from near by springs, Tho
comfort and attractions found by
tourists is n business asset to any
Ilandon is nnturally situated to be
come a famous camping ground for
auto tourists, when only we have roads
We should mivc an organization of
our citizens whose object is to encour
age tourists travel this way.
Mrs. Ora Gartin and mother Mrs.
D. Woods, of Ilandon, were Coquille
visitors Saturday. "Mrs. Gartin whilo
here called at the court house with her
lawyer and was granted a divorce
from her husband, Aus Gartin. Co
New Stock of Hardware
See our display in
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general line of
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ham 37 L JMo
in the Gold Harvest
According to Dan Brown, returned
Alaska miner, although many rich
placers have been worked there, more
money has been put into Alaska min
ing than has been taken out of it.
Mr. Brown who has been a property
owner of Bandon for some time re
turned some time ago from the north.
"Alaska has its good and bad seasons '
said Mr. Brown, "some years tho clean
ups are plentiful and prosperity a
bounds and again there are seasons
when it seems as if the earth has
yielded up all its riches there was no
more to be had. It docs not follow
that tho fat and lean years correspond
with the prosperity of the. United
States. They are entirely separate
from this. When the placers are
yielding well there is plonty of money
in circulation in Alaska and this is
just as apt to happen when the Union
is s'. iTiring from a period of over pro-
duc. on as not."
"Over production is an ailment from
which ;ho gold mining business does
not suffer a great deal" said Mr.
Brown. "When tho yield is large and
the dleeings are being divested of
numerous and weighty nuggets there
is never occasion to shut down to wait
until tho market catches up with the
supply. Demand does not have to bo
nursed. It is in robust health all the
According to Mr. Brown machinery
is taking the place of hand labor and
this operates to speed the testing of
now prospects.Machinery now in use
will aid the prospector to quickly de
termine whether a particuhir gulch
has pay dirt. Steam pipes quickly
open a way through the .frost where
formerly strong arm pick work was
Mr. Brown does not think a great
deal of the black sand prospects. He
says the black sand is found in spots
all the way up to Alaska and the beach
at Nome is covered with abandoned
machines in various stages of dilapi
Mr. Brown says it can safely bo as
serted1 that no Alaska placer mining
stock proposition is free from suspi
cion. They consist in tho main of ef
lorts to pan gold from prospects from
which the best has already been taken
and where what remains will not pay
for the work securing it.
On Thursday of this past week In
dianapolis did something that must
commend itself to thoughtful people
every where. The usual custom is to
wait until a man is dead and then to
shower encomiums on him. Indianapo
lis determined to have several show
ers while the man lives and can
Thus it was in accordant with a
pleasant custom that has sprung up
in the Hoosier state, the birthday of
the poet, James Whitcomb Riley was
made a holiday. The poet was fair
ly deluged with flowers. Special meet
ings and receptions were held and in
various ways the people of the city
tried their best to let the author of
Orphan Annie know that they appre
ciated him and were proud of tho.
fact that he was a fellow citizen.
And Riley is a great poet, greater
than his day appreciates. His memory
will live when the vague and uncer
tain sentences of the bards whom tho
high brows delight to worship will
have been forgotten.
The poetry of Riley has tho same
quality that makes the bible a clas
sic and that is its simplicity and di
rect style of diction.
Many Bandon .business man have
been making fishing excursions lately
to the different lakes and streams of
Southern Coos and Northern Curry
Counties. H. F. Morrison and J. R
Sawyer tried their luck" on Foster's
last Thursday. Drs. Mann and Leep
went down to Sixes on Friday and
Saturday, and several other anglers
were out Sunday. Somo tell big
stories and somo havo very little to
say about it, apparently not wishing
to bo interviewed on the subject.
The West Shore Oil Company is
planning to rebuild its cook house
which wns destroyed by fire last
spring and generally prepare for
winter. It will bo necessary to haul
the lumber in the next few days bo-
fore the roads become impassable.
University of Oregon, Oct. 4th.
An excursion through Curry county
on a mineral and geological survey
was made this summer by G. J. Mitch
ell, assistant professor of geology -in
tho university of Oregon, and G. M.
Butler, who set out from Marshfield
June 13. Mr. Mitchell who has just
resumed his work at the university
says the findings of the party will be
printed in pamphlet form in a few
months. Of tho ground covered, he
"We outfitted at Powers and from
there wo went to Agncss. In tho
Rogue river valley we found a little
placer "mining. From there we went
up to Bonanza basin whore we found
that tho placer miners had made a
strike: ono nugget worth $95 had boon
'In tho mule mountain region wo
examined the quartz and placer min
ing. Wo found small quantities of ir
on and magnetite on Watce Up Riley
"From there we went to Collier
creek whero wo found copper pros
pects that were fairly good. On Crag-
gy butte, which Is 4700 feet high wo
saw 13 deer in traveling two miles.
"Leaving Chetco river wo went to
Harbor and then to Smith's river.
Thus working our way up tho river
wo panned Pistol river, Gold llcarh
mid Elk rlvor.
"At Port Orford, Mr, Butler loft
tho party and tho guide mid I went
nloiio up tflxns river wlipre wo found
tho KKPt plurer mine In tim roun.
ty. TJmru wura tlrten jiroaprtuM
working tlmru. On Jfolinon mount
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The compiler of this colyum does
not believe that a more musical 'poet
than Riley ever lived. His sentences
are fitted together with the craft of
a worker in inlaid wood and they
ring as clear as a bell. Listen to' this.
"Twas the height of the fete when
we quitted the riot
And carelessly strolled to the ter
Where, pale as the lovers that ever
swear by it
The moon it gazed down as a god
from his throne.
We stood there enchanted and oh, the
The sight of the sky. and the moon
and the sea;
And the infinite stars of that opulent
Purple and gold and ivory."
Troubles of a Showman
The (Paramount feature, "The Gov
ernor's Lady" advertised to be shown
at the Gnand Sunday morning, Oct.
10th was accidentally dumped over
board on the beach stage between
Ga'rdlner and Marshfield and the film
seriously damaged so bad in fact
.that it would be impossible to ran the
film through a projection machine.
Since the steamer Breakwater quit
running between Portland and Marsh
field the picture show" operators of
Coos county have been in hot water
all the time trying to gqt the films in
on schedule. A plan is however being
worxea oui mac win 'eliminate fur
ther trouble. I trust that he Bandon
public will realize he difficulties I havo
to contend with and I wish to assure
my patrons that everything is being
done in order to show special features
on time as advertod.
W. C. RF.LLMER
By an unfortunate error in tlio
heading of the high ichool news for
last week the reader might have been
led to infer that the social event at
the high school detailed in these co
lumns was a masquerade dance in
stead of a nartv. No dancincr was in
dulged in or thought of during the
evening and this statement is made
that no wrong opinion of the event
may be formed by any one.
J. M. Farris, a meat cutter of Co
quille, has brought suit against Hari
et Bledsoe, K. F. Clark and W. Don
aldson for slander in the amount of
$500. This is a matter arising out of
the burning of the Bledsoe building.
The stories alleged to have been cir
culated referred to niUMug silverware
The price cf wheat is up to a dollar
again in Portland.
Riley was the inventor of the child
verse in dialect
"Oh the raggedy man he's ist so good
He splits the kindlins and chops the
And nen he -works in our garden, too
And does most things that boys can't
Ho climbed way up in our big tree
And shook a apple down for me,
And nother too for Lizabeth Ann,
And nother too for the Raggedy Man
Aint he a nice old Raggedy Man
Raggedy, Raggedy, Raggedy Man.'
There is a great deal of the philoso
pher in these lines:
"Oh, heart of mine, you shouldn't
What we've missed of sunny calm,
we could't have you know;
What we've met of stormy pain
And of Sorrow's driving rain
Wo can better meet again
If it blow."
And for sentiment there is no one
can equal Riley:
"I can seo the pink sunbonnet and
the little checkered dress
Sho wore when first I kissed her and
she answered the caress
With tho written declaration that
truly as the vino
Grew round tho stump' sho loved mo
did that old sweatheart of mine."
But for humanity listen to this.
contains the essence of service.
"When a man hatnt got a cent and is
feeling powerful blue
And the clouds hang dark and heavy
And wont let the sunshine through,
It's a great thing, oh, my brother,
For a neighbor just to lay
His hands upon 'your shoulders in a
friendly sort of way.
"Rule G." presented at tho Grand
theater last Tnursday evening
was a railroad story and u temperance
tjalo at tho same time. Tho efTects
of liquor drinking among railroad men
until It led to tho adoption of the fa
mous rulo wns very effectively pre
sented. There wero a number of
luuglm In the audienn tit the gray
headed engineer when ho had Ihjuii
flixd iiftcr minting a ultuiitlon where
it rolllnlon vwu only uvoldud by hu
uu of (he newly Invented block nwltcli
yin. It miiul roinlnil U) mine
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News of Earlier . Days
kterestiag Items Fre Recorder Files of
Tea and Twenty Years Ago
(From the Recorder, October 11, 1805)
The Presbyterians were holding a
bread baking contest. Ladies, old and
young, were invited each to bake a
loaf of bread and judges were to de
cide which was the best baker.
There were not enough houses in
Bandon to accomodate those looking
for places to live.
Emigrants were numerous.
Miss 'Clara Mansfield was teaching
a term of private school in the old
Peter Loggie had Wm. Bingaman's
house well along towards completion
and it promised to be a very cosy lit
The first wild geese on their way
south passed over' the city Monday.
The Recorder acknowledged its ob
ligation to Earnie Bonk, 10 year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. G, Boak for
choice niece of venston killed near!
Bradley's Lake. He shot and killed
two bucks there on succeeding days.
The M. E. church people are get'
ting lumber on their lot, preparatory
James Costcllo was putting up a
handsome house on his lot near Main
street in Woodland addition,
A. H. Buckingham who had receiv
ed serious Injuries was improving.
W. D. Marshall was elected central
committeeman for the Populists from
"W. J. Peterson had sold his barber
business to C. W. Hess of Rose! urg
A. E. Withers was in town looking
after the finishing touches to the new
LODGE DIRECTORY 9
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Bandon Lodge, No. 130, A. F. A
A. M. Stated communications firat
Friday after the full moon of
eacn month. Special communication!
Master Masons cordially invited.
WALTER SABIN. W. M
C. E. BOWMAN, Sec.
Occidental Chapter, No. 45, O. B.
S. meets Friday evenings before
and after stated communications
Masonic lodge. Visiting members
cordially invited to attend.
ADELAIDE E. REYNOLDS. W. M.
BLANCHE FAUDDS. Secretary
I .O. O. F.
Bandon Lodge, No. 133, i. O. O
F., meets every Wednesday evening,
Visiting brothers in good standln
GEO. H. SMITH, Secretary.
L. I. WHEELER; T O,
Voean Rebekah Lodge, No. 120, I
O. 0. F.', meets second and urrtj
Tudays at I. 0. O. F. hall. Tran
cinf members cordially invited
MARY C. BARROWS. Secretor-
MARIAM WILSON, N .
BANDON CHURCHES )
ft (j) c"
10 a. m Sabbath Smoo!
11 a. m Prenc.hH.f
6:30 p. m. . . C. E. Prayer Meeting
7:30, p. m Preachinc
Wednesday 8:00 p. m. Prayer mcetinar
A cordial invitation is extended th
public to attend these services
RF". WINFIELD S. SMITH, PasnP
9 PROFESSIONAL CARDS 9
C. R. WADE
DR. H. L. HOUSTON
Physician & Surgeon
Offica in First National Bank build
ing. Hours, 9 to 12 a. m; 1:30 to 4 p.
a; 7 to 8 in the evening.
DR. SMITH J. MANN
Physician & Surgeon
Office in Ellingson Building:. Hour,
v to iz a. m; l to 5 p. m.
DR. L. P. SORENSEN
UAc in First National Bank bulld-
inr- Telephone at house and office.
DR. R. V. LEEP
Physician & Surgeon
OAe in Ellingson building', Phone 72
Sunday School, 10:00 a. m.
Public Service, 11:00 a. m.
Evening service, 8:00, p. m.
Mid-Week Service. Thursday, W
All who, do not attend church elac-
wherfl are invited to worship with na
C. MAYNE KNIGHT, Paf-
Panday School. 10:00 a. m.
Preaching. 2nd. 4th and 6th
days at 11:00 a. m. and 3:30, p. m.
REV. WM. HORSFALL, Vicar
M. E. Church South
Punday School. 10:00 a. to
Preaching. 11:00 a. m.
Kpworth League, C:30 p. m!
Preachinir, 7:30 p. m.
Prnyer Meeting, Thursday, 7:30
Missionary Society. Frjdav. 2,o0
W. B. SMITH. 'Past
mdav School. 10:00 A. M
Preaching Service, 11-00 A. W
"ELDER A. B. REER
From the Recorder, October, 12 H'05
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. M. F. Shoemaker October 3rd.
Clarence Boice had a leave of ab
sence from Life Saving service and
had gono to Portland to see the exposition.
Thero were somo heavy rains the
latter part of last week.
Dalo Barrows and P. W. McCann
left for a buggy trip down tho coast.
There was ajarge run of Salmon
luring the past ten days and Die can
neries had more than they could tako
Y. M. Lowo wua getting lumber on
the t-ubt end of Fourth utreet and
would put up n house,
The exiH'rlinent In crflinherry fu.
turo gouthvimt of town on J. H. Idl
ilium!' ranch hnd rculM In it yield
i( twenty kuIIoimi ui two und liulf
qusr rod ut lurrHury, ,
Tim ultmmcr Aiko wunt m'wm t
'') rlnr Mondyy. hUv md a
od n( ilyht M nn jMM;ijprn,
IS ft Infill Wl'J hud giw
titu tlx iiurnry burinm.
Church of the Brethen
Sunday Services: Sunday Sch'
1000 a. m: 1'rpnchine serivce at 11
a. m, and at 7:00 p. m.
Everybody cordinllv invited,
Tj. B. OVERHOLSER. Pantor.
L. I. WHEELER,
n? Tfe a.j.
East of Hotel Galller
m. ARTHUR GALE
Physician & Surgeon
Office, in ENingson building. Office
phone, 3G2. Residence phone, 853.
DR. S. C. ENDICOTT
Office in Ellingson building. Offlco
phone 1241. Reaidence phone, 1161
DR. I. L. SCOFIELD
Office In Ellingson Building , in rooms
lately occupied by Attorney Feenoy
Phone 1141 t '
, BANDON,1" OREGON
CHATBURN & GARDNER
Attorneys at Law
Juit No 3
fint Nat Bank Bldg.,
Hotel Bandon j;
AMERICAN PLAN $1.00 ; ;
X and $1.50 per day. Z
I European Plan, rooms X
X 50c, 75c & $1 per day
X Eaton Sc. Rease, Props. X
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