The Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 1915-19??, November 16, 1915, Image 1

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Bandoii By-the-Sea has the Prettiest Beacli on the Coast
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Officer Visits Coos Bay. Takes Testimony
And Actios is Promised
Lovers of law nnd order will re
jolco to hear that nction is on foot
to bring prosecution to bear on the
peoplo who made the seen of the
wreck of the Santa Clara a place- of
pillage nnd arson. Hy the time a few
examples havo been made the rights of
property may be more strictly observ
ed in these parts in the future. The
t ck of jurisdiction on the part of the
authorities appears to have been the
.round on which a major portion of
. these acts of lawless rested but many
j of tho pilferers forgot to take into
consideration the fact that the au
thority of tho government of the Un
t itcd State extends on land and sea
I within th thrje mile limit. Tho tam
1 porinK with United States Mail is one
! of the most dangerous pastimes a man
can' ongage in.
I And the self constituted wreckers
of the Santa Clara not only tampered
i . .
(i with Ihn ntni hut tliiv tnnle wh:it I'V-
or they found that suited the fancy.
' Pnaf nfliri (nnnnrtniv P. I,. Neil nf
Portland has been at the bay for sev
oraHlays taking tcstiniony and seems
to have found any numlfer of witness-
ip ready to testify In the matter of
jpbljery of the mall. One account
ieaygtne inspector lias tnc names 01
''Amany as 200 residents of the bay
J awns on hia list.
tjfcenspector ,cft for Portland Sat
urday and 'it Is bcliovcd that he has
socurpd evidence -ofj mail tampering
that 111 hringowiitho U. S. mar
shi.lPwith warrants!
One man over from the 'bj!"Iast
v.eek said that photographs had even
I ccn secured of the pirates nt work that the allegation that most of
tl.o thieves were Indians would have
to bo discounted u little. He knew of
o o company of twenty who had gono
f cm Marshfleld to get their share of
tic spoils.
Tho Coos Bay Times of tho 11th,
contains an awful indictment of the
pirates who looted the Santa Clnra, in
nn editorial of which tho following
is part.:
"Tho pillaging of tho steamer San
la Clara, has made an incident with
out precedent on the Pacific coast.
A cargo valued at $50,000 was seized
by pcoplo of Coos bay who gathered
in hundreds on the beur.h to get what
.they could from tho ship. Whisky was
the first thing taken and while it
lasted the looters indulged in drunken
orgies. All that could be taken from
the vessel was removed and because
there wns still some freight in the
bold that could not bo reached, the
dynumiting of the derelict was threat
ened in order to get a chance at
gathering more. Mail sacks were rifled
trunks and suit cases were broken in
to, tho garments of women and vic
tims of tho wreck, lying dead in tho
morgue were appropriated and the
personal belongings of tho other wo
men, who had been injured
in tho wreck wero taken along with
everything elso on tho boat that was
portable. Tho looting wns as complete
as it was possible for the eager scores
who (locked aboard and waded in the
surf could mako it. Personal effects,
baggage, U. S. mail and all, was ap
parently treated alike. Tho pillagers
took whnt they could get and then
often fought over it afterward for
Not satisfied with what had been
taken someone set 11 ro to the Santa
Clnra and tho flames have closed this
very remarkable incident.
Further the Times tells how tho
pirates sold their loot.
"Ono man had 25 boxes of Shinola
shoo polish. He was anxious to get rid
of them. Also ho was anxious to get
tho money, A bootblack was corneied.
"What'll you give for the outfit 1"
nnd the "shine aw n chance to drive
it good lar gain."
"Oh, I'll give you a rouplu of hm
"Hive ids t bits for them" he
howled. And the wilu mum made fur Mc
Another iwnuti'ur iwli'iiiaii bud
MVfiul pair of good ull wool
Mid u yard wide," llu out wit I he wd
yule ut u di'lhvry wufon and wulUkl
(in bu iuiluiiwrt, Tjiu 'tH Wfiu
Session Tonight in K. P. Hall. Fifty Vis
itors Present
Tonight the business men of Coos
county are assembling for n banquet
nnd talk fest which is being
held in K. P. hall. The ladies of the
Ladies' Presbyterian Aid served the
dinner and those who has a chanco at
the banquet board said Wie meal was a
puacherino. There were about fifty
guests present from out of town, com
ing from North Bend, Marshfield, Co
quillo, and Myrtlo Point. All were un
ited in their endorsement of the feed.
Jas. W. Must presided as toast mas
ter in the after dinner flow of oratory.
Ho bade the guests a kindly wel
come in a speach that was heartily
applauded .
D. J( Malonoy of-tho, Coos Bay Times
wns the first man called on. He replied
to the address of ,weleomc felicitating
the representatives of tho different
sections on the manner fn .which they
wero taking advantage' b( tho oppor
tunity to get together. 'Moloney is a
good talker and his remarks were lis
tened to with interest.
B. B. Wcldy of the North Bend Tide
disserted ifcftjvyjon the, merits of mer
chant aniUpublisher in tho field of ad,
vertising hhd showed how the forces
of the two could be combined for mut
ual advantage.
Mayor Morrison of Coquillo dwelt on
the subject of co-operation among. lms
iness men and showed how it was bet
ter to confer nnd consult and take
heed through'iono another's expericn-
Mr. IJws?pfMarshfield twas ajsoj.
prcsentaim wan- culled on to BpCJkv
is cx-prcsident of the association nnd
his remarks were largely reminiscent
of the eighteen months history of the
Tomorrow night the problem of
extra taxation of next year is before
the council and it is quite likely that
there may be fire works.
What Of The Seattle -
A telegram received by Captain Wi
re n from his son Loyal this week stnt
that the dredge Seattle parted with
her hawser off the Columbia bar but
does not detail the result of the inci
dent. The Seattle was being towed to
Konttle by the tug Ooliah when the ac-
accideut happened. Loyal Wiren has
been working during the summer with
a firm of machine men at Astoria ' ut
the plant closed down for n time and
young Wiren determined to return to
Bnmlon. He planned to come to Coos
bay on the Santa Clara but found on
applying for a ticket that the boat
had gone twelve hours before. By
that much he escaped the wreck.
Coining down overland ha was halt
ed at Coos Bay and offered a job on
tho Seattle on which he worked dur
ing tho summer and which was head
ed for u two year's job at Seattle. Af-
tera brief visit with his parents here
ho joined the dredge. Whether or not
the dredge got safely to her destina
tion is the question, now.
Sullivan is Mohlizing
If the king of Greece does not hur
ry up he will find himself beaten by tho
Hub of Bandon. General Sullivan is
preparing the decks for action as is
evidenced from his big advertisement
on another page. Preparations for tho
fray are arousing considerable inter
est and to obtain tho particulars kindly
consult the adv.
An agreement has boon reached be
tween the Bandon and Coquillo libra
ries by which they will exehangs
books in lots of 25 at a time and new
exchanges nude o- asionally when
tho exchanged bo ,1 s have gonethe
rounds. This is a new idea .mil will
help tho patrons of both librnilci to
have a larger choice.
examined, found to bo sound and the'
haggling went on. The footgear
changed huiidn rt 11.25 a pair. Other
inun mid other good runic Buniuc
begun picking up Hum the wagon
drove nn."
I'll vain paitloM liuvt' minted In u
how Kiiim of Id looter, (mrUiu t
mtlima, r atovvly ntiimiliw lo light'
j'suy jwsnlj tiller.
Long Looked For Pictures to be Shown at
Grand, Wednesday night, Noqember 17
Coos county in moving pictures, as
taken, under tho combined auspices of
tho Elks and tho commercial clubs of
the cities of tho county is now ready
for display nnd will be shown at the
Grand tomorrow night.
Tho pictures were shown last night
at tho conclusion of the regular per
formance to nn audience -consisting
of the Commercial club committee and
one or two others and pronounced o.
k. Most of the Bandon pictures were
taken on the occasion of Elks day last
summer and the rest of the scenes of
other communities have been taken
The scenes of Elk day, the arrival
of the boats, the mock wedding, the
parade, tho wild man tho battle on
the scow arc all there.
One of the best pictures of the film
is the steamer Bandon and the Klih
yam going over the bar. The Klih
jam, dipping its nose in the breakers
is so natural that you can almost hear
the roaring of the waters.
All of the characters of tho parade
are recognizable, the bride and groom,
Deacon Mast, Marshall Rosa, and a
hundred others. ,
The picture showstho cutting of a
tall cedar and the cutting of ties. The
haying on the Star ranch where two
men with their combined forks lift
hugh portions of hay to the top of
the load in the good old way. The
registered Holsteins, the chickens and
the strutting turkey gobbler are all
there. Likcwise-tlvN hauling of tics to
e. ilofk, fhrrJyr .of the-, boats .is
also carried on. 1
Other Bandon people seen are Jim
Wilson and Smiling Dutch in a wrest
lir.g match ut North Bend. The bridge
to shown and scenes from the carnival
r, nd pictures taken at Smith's mill.
The picture is a good one und will
doubtless attract a large crowd of
people many of whom will be able to
see themselves as others seo them.
The picture is to be exhibited in the
county, nt tho San Francisco fair at
tho towns in the state where there are
Elks lodges nnd afterward it will go
east on its advertising mission.
Through the kindness of Mrs. Albert
Garfield the library acknowledges the
receipt of one hundred clips for the
binding of magazines for their pro
tection during circulation. James
Mast supplied a roll of stout wrap
ping paper at cost and Wm. Mast
gave the apparatus for handling the
Rev. W. S. Smith preached a spe
cial sermon to children last Sunday,
on the art of making faces. He showed
two examples, a specimen from tho
rogue's gallery enlarged on cardboard
by Harry McGinitie, and another, as
a contrast the face of the man who
has charge of the reading rooms on
the Santa Fe railroad. He showed how
each man had in reality drawn his
own face with the pencil of his
thoughts, making it attractive or re
repulsive as the man's thoughts were
tinged with characteristics of good or
The new windows which were to
have been put in for the front of the
Boyle Jewelry store in the Ellingson
ries by which they will exchange
their instnlntlon into position.
The Inst Elizabeth carried the plate
glass for these windows but when un
crated nnd ready to put in place was
found to be an inch and a half short.
A telegram was promptly sent to San
Francisco and a new glas got ready
for shipment. In tho meantime the
window has n covering of canvass.
Ilniidoii Moving Picture of llu big
kphihh mIII he bluiMu at the Grand
next Wrdiit'Mlay, November 17.. .One
iiililil nnly.
The Tillamook ami the Ahwnnefda
iiiliii) In nufuly hut week. The Tilla
inoiik uiihiiidwl promptly und Mailed
biH'k fur Portland hut Hut Ahwuiiimhi
in kill) hem.
II llu Nlll 'lllf CI!. ul.lur.4 ur
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Dropped Lamp Starts Blaze. House Ten
ailed by School Girls
A house belonging to Henry Hesc
imd formerly the property of Rev.
Barkclow burned tonight. Mr. Hess
lives on his ranch south of town and
the burned houre, sP.uuicl on thr
souin cnu-oi urcgon avenue anil was
occcupied'by children of Mr. Hess, go
ing to school.
June Hess, the oldest daughter, and
a high school girl had been to the mov
ies and returning about nine o'clock,
lit a lamp. She tripped, fell with the
lamp, a curtain caught fire and soon
the houscKvns in flames. The children
screamed to arouse tho neighborhood
and thero,.was a generous response to
the call but all arived too late to save
the house Nothing was saved from
the ruins. Included among the house
hold goods lost was a piano the prop
erty of Miss June.
Tho house was insured for $900 and
there was some insurance o:i the house
hold goods.
There was a large turnout at tho
fire, including a few automobiles. Two
of the latter got stuck in the mud in
that vicinity and came close to spend
ing the night in the open.
Cameron And Simpson Miss Surf Relics
-Aad Go in Quest Thereof
Editor Frank B. Cameron of the
Agitator of North Bend, worked up a
little agitation on his own account in
Bandon last week. Mr. Cameror has
been making heroic exertions to get
a printing outfit of his own. Being
n thrifty soul he has reasoned it out
that there is no use of going out of
Coos county to get an equipment
when there was plenty of unused
material here. So he bought the out
fit with which in the palmy days of
Empire the "Argus" had been printed
in that town. With tho mnchinery
handy M. A. Simpson called the atten
tion of the Agitator man to the type
with which he used to fill the columns
of the Surf when it boomed for the
benefit of Bandon.
Cameron was looking for bargains
and a couple weeks ago the two came
over and took an inventory of tho
At tho time of the big fire which
wiped tho Surf off the face of the map
the type had been rescued und was re
posing in the Oriental hall.
Cameron and Simpson looked the
type over nnd aver they found some
thing like 1400 lbs that was in usa
ble shape. Later they agreed on a price
for the type, $150 and came over to
Bandon to prepare it for shipment.
But when they went to get the type
it was gone. They annexed the ser
vices of the city marshall and finally
located a number of boxes of metal
in the Central warehouse prepared
for shipment and addressed to San
Francisco parties. The shipper was
Wm. Rogers.local foundry man.
Hunting up Rogers they were in
formed that the material had been
melted for James McGuire a junk
dealer and gatherer who was accust
omed to gather various kinds of melt
able material which was known as
white metal to dealers and which he
Rogers, had shipped in his name as
foundrymen get a better rate than
Other than the metal was white
metal and was shipped for McGuiro
Rogers disclaimed any knowledge of
it. McGuire insisted that the metal
was made up of batteries and other
junk. But Simpson and Cameron de
rided that the metal was type metal,
that it waa too hard for babbit metal,
und hud McGuire mid Kogem huled
Imfore Jimtlie C, It. Wade WVdiuM
duy who derided Unit Ihn evidence
wuitumIihI him in holding I Jim iiuhi f
Hut kwimI Jiy.
h) fijjd k'il hms liy wmI orar
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Chaacterize Salmon Cannery Season Just
Closed. Missed $2000 Profit.
According to Snm Nass of the Pros
per cannery the season for salmon
fishing which is just ended has
been marked by a poor catch and good
prices. The season has been a bad one
for the man with the nets all up and
down the coast nnd poor hauls are
recorded everywhere.
Mr. Nass thinks the lack of fish is
due to lack of rain nt the season of
the annual run. He says this has made
the water of the rivers salt and lack
ing the stimulation of the fresh wnter
the Silversides have staid outside and
thus saved themselves from the nets.
Buf while the catch has been light,
the mnrket has been good and every
thing offored has been taken at good
prices. Last years crop was sold in
the fall after tho season closed and
because the buyer could not dispose
of it the pack had been returned and
left in the hands of the canneries.
The Prosper cannery sold its last
year's pnek in August of this year
and if it had held on to the goods a
mouth longer would have profited by
the wait to the amount of ?2,000.
Instead this tidy sum went to the
men who were nearer the consumer
in tho process of distibution.
The seiners were the only net work
ers who caught any fish at all this
year. The gill netters had very poor
luck. Many of tho salmon cauglibvcre
large ones, the smaller fish JtEC be
ing found in tho same proportion as in
former years.
Cons Rivals Columbia
The Columbia river liar is known
as the graveyard of the Pacific be
cause of the number of sea going craft
that have at one time or another met
the end of voyaging on its treacherous
breakers. But every bar on this
r.orthwest coast haa had his victims
and, naturally, the more traffic the
greater the loss of ships. We have
asked Captain Wiren of tho Coquillc
River light house to make out a list
from memory of tho ships that have
been wrecked on the Coos Bay bar
and this is the list as he recalls it:
Schooner Captain Lincoln, 1852
Tug Fearless, 1873,
Schooner Julia II. JJay, 1889,
Steamer Emily, 1892
Steamer Chas. Whitmore, 1892
Schooner Ella Lorina, 1895,
Steamer Arago, 1890
Barge Chinook, 1907,
Schooner Marconi,
Steamer Czarina,
Gas Schooner Osprey,
Schooner Advent,
Launch North Star
Steamer Clnreniount,
Steamer Santa Clara.
A shack 011 the property of E. N.
Smith on Edison avenue, near First
street grew tired of waiting for some
one to tear it down and fell down itself
this morning. Tho floor of the building
which was once a residence still stands
jauntily but the walls and roof are at
various angles nnd partly sjirawlud
out over the sidewalk.
The Elizabeth apeared off the river
Friday forenoon and when tho tide
was right the Kliliam went out to es
cort her in. But after nosing the
breakers a little the Klihyam con
cluded that the waiting outside for a
few hours more would be fine and
went back to its dock. But Captain Ol
son of the Elizabeth was not so struck
with the waiting nnd determined to
come in on his own hook. He got in
nil right and the Bandon followed his
example and came in also.
Sabro Brother lo Hie Front
The enterprising firm of Sabro Bros
manufacturing jeweler have take a
quarter page xpure in the Recorder to
be held through the holiday. They
will have Intunwling iiiultom to pr
knot to tho attention of I'liitoiiutrii und
II will be woilh while In lintun to wlwl
HiitV llUi'u 111 miv. TIimy iiuiiiufui'tiini
nun ulu ttmmuy. im vmii whi
at giAii uuiJvtt in Cum mmtty sjuJ m
Mi! amw&
Some of The Things That Indicate Increase
in Volnme of Business in Nineteen Sixteen
Press dispatches of 12th instance
announce that the Gary Steel plant of
Illinois is to be enlarged at a cost of
seven and half million dollars, and
Judge Gary head of the plant which
boars his name announces that the
work will commence in the near fu
ture, nnd will add 11000 men to the pre
sent pay roll.
San Bernardino announces on tho
same day that the Santa Fe shops
there have increased the working
hours by twenty per cent, making the
longest working schedule there in five
years and 1200 men are thereby af
fected. The American Railway Association
from New York nfter a compilation of
figures sends out the ncouraging
rows that on all the railroads of both
the United States and Canada, that
there wero on November lot, 2(5,239
idle cars on hands, this compared to
one month earlier when there were
78,299 on hands nnd to one year ago,
that is November 1st 19M, when there
were 170,299 idle cars. Railroad men
generally expect all cars to bo in use
by December 1st, nfter which time
there will likely be a shortage. This
is a most remarkable situation, for
this season of the year, when crop
hauling season is largely over. These
figures tend to substantiate the cur
rent report that rail road agents are
looking up the matter of placing order
on the Pacific coast for lumber for
cars anil other railroad needs.
On November 12 conies the announ
cement from J. P. O'Brien of the O-W
R & R. at Tacomn,. that .the roads
which he represents plans to expend
$2,000 000 in improvements in the
near future, Mr. O'Brien said that
orders had already been given for 50,
000,000 feet of lumber for railroad
ties, costing approximately $1000,000
to be supplied by the North West. An
other official of that road stated that
$000,000 had been spent in tho last
fi months for ties by the O-W. R. &
Fresh Water For Bar
Rains of the past week have been of
service to others as well as dealers in
rubber goods. When the ground has
been soaked the waters between tho
Coquillo watersheds will serve to in
crease the flow of fresh water in the
river and clenr away the deposits of
sand nt the harbor entrance and deep
en the water at the bar.
The rock barrier which tho govern
ment lias placed from the light house
this way will be of service in keeping
the ocean currents from filling tho
mouth of the river with sand ns was
the case last year.
But the first action of the barrier
lias been to force more sand into the
river instead of keeping it out.
The heavy ridge of rock keeps
steadily sinking nnd the sand displac
ed keeps steadily moving out into the
river. In one spot the rock sank into
the sand so that ten barge loads of
rock were required to fill it and spots
of depression that require fewer a-
mnunts of rock are frequent.
The barrier will reach bedrock some
day and the freshets will clear out
the sand and the good effects of the
government work this summer will be
more plainly apparent.
Diver Mast's assertion that there Is
no ledge across the harbor entrance
has started the engineers on a new
tack and it is announced that a bor
ing survey of the bar will bo made to
secure a map and render future work
more capable of direct action.
Union Thanksgiving Servlre
Union Thanksgiving services in
Ilniidoii this year will be held In tho
ProHbytcrian church and Ruv. C. U.
CniM will preach the Thuiikngivliig
nerinon. During bin uliort ulny In Hun.
dun I hu new punlur (if I ho M. IS. ftouth
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