The Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 1915-19??, January 25, 1916, Image 1

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    uutarlcal Society
0egon Iilstonc ,
City HW .
North Bend Quintette Falls Victim to Local
Basket Ball Team
Bandon won its first pjame In the
county league scries at basket ball
lint Saturday night in Drcaiilsnd to
the tunu of 22 to 12 in a game, the
ino3t prominent feature of which as
iho numerous fouls called by referee
ami umpire. When they were given
f n opportunity to play the dist
inguished themselves by their nggres
ivc work. Jn the last half ol even
Iho referee could stop them. Thoy
passed the ball at will and kept it con
i tantly in their end of the field. They
Increased their score in the half from
ux to twenty two and twice made
lublo baskets on successive tosses of
llto ball.
Hut the work of the referee wiw the
f aturc of the cairn. He cr.llcd fouh
on the slightest p'ictcxt and while he
probably tried to Impose the ponnltj
impartially he kepi the game slowed
down In tho first hnlf so that not i
i ingle basket was made o i cither side
The score six to four for Bandon al
tho end cf tho first half was acquired
from the foul line, I'ullen showing
himself n little more adept in that art
than his North Bond competi'.or.
Hut nothing could keep tho local:
back long. At tho beginning of tin
econd half they started iu to rusl
things and soon had tho score keepo.
lusy cutting knotches to their credit
The boys had already begun to score
when Coach Qulckley thought the
t mo opportune to send in a couple of
f esh men and Gallier and Armstrong
U'plnccd Ivan Pullcn and 'Myers. From
I'icn on tho scoring was constant des
pi to tho occasional halts to toss oil
An novation of this referee also
wis his high tosses. Tho local boyc
ure handicapped at first by this ner
i il attack of tho whistle blower and
ere unable to get tho ball on .any
j imps during tho first half.
North Hend gained quite nn ailvan
lago through these tactics and made
IVindon play entirely on the defense
In the second half, however, tho high
ichool players again earned their
right to the title of "Tigers-" by their
trong attack and hard fighting pow
i rs which sunt over three field baskets
iu the opening minutes of play there
I y clinching the game. Tho boys from
tho Hay were inclined to rough mat
ters n little nnd spoiled the team work
for Handon. The second half, from
tho spectators point of view, was mon
1 ke a real basket ball game. Tlu
filial score was 22 to lit.
Handon's scoring was done by Wolib
Gallier, nnd tho I'ullen Hros. Hollies
for North Hend, with the assist
ance of unusually high throws by the
referee, slipped the ball into the hoop
over Gallier twice from a hold-ball
position. Hyer tossed eight foul tries
for his tciiuuuntcs.
The line up.
I Pullon
I. I'ullen
Li. Armstrong
North Hend
.Me n tin
After the game, a banquet was givon
lor tho visiting team at tho K. 1'. Hall
i ho room was tastefully decorated iu
tho high school colors. Tho tables
vere trimmed in black and gold On
tho walls, bung basketballs hearing
I he mime ufeacli team. Tho girls of
he school furnished dainty refresh
ments, after which Kay Webb, presi
dent of the .Student llody for toasts
fiom the following Supts: Tiirnbull
lid Coo, Referee McKay, Harold
'Julgley, Messrs Mcndo nnd Itiiimul
f North Bund, and Io)io I'ullen and
in Armstrong for tho loan I loom,
'the remainder of tho evening was
pent In gininw uml KOHg.
Tlin next ifuiiut will be hold ftitur
'i y cvi'inii, Jan. Will ut DmtiiilniaJ.
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Won Lost
Handon 2 0
Marshfield, 2 0
Coquille 2 1
Myrtle Point, 1 2
North Hend 0 4
0 J3 fe
In the county high school basket
ball league, Handon is tied with Mar
shficld for the lead. Hoth teams
have won two and lost no games,
Myrtle Point won its first game from
North Rend Friday night 27 to 11.
North Hend is tho goat thus fur and
has lost to every team in the league.
Marshfield gave Coquille its first dc
feat Friday night store 29 to 19.
will not have much of a show. They
have been practising hard and expect
to take the first game.
The next county game will bo held
in Coquille, Friday, February 4111,
when Handon and Coquille meet in
their annual clash. Owing to the
largo demand for a chance to sec this
game, an excursion will leave Friday
afternoon. All tho good rooters arc
beginning to talk About the trip and
it looks as if a large sized crowd will
nail up the river.
Umpire Hoak improved witli his oyo
sight before the game got very old
demonstrated that he could sec a foul
'is quick as anyone.
Big Dredge Breaks Loose
The dredge Seattle on which tho
man Gustnfson was killed about
Christmas time, in Pugct sound was
in another accident January 19th. In
period of strong winds nnd a high
4idos,Qiielpf,.tho.pontoons.,of,tho dredge
broke loose nnd crashed into the piling
foundation of a house built over the
water along the Seattle water front
Describing the accident the Seattle
Daily Times says:
"Tha pontoon banged .gainst tht
itilts supporting tho house owned by
Cm. Rnmsdcll whick has stood for three
years. At tho second crash tho house
dropped into the water and tho furni
ture and everything else in it, includ
ing a new boat partially built, which
was on tho platform, was shuttered In
to kindling.
"The dredgo nlso broke loose and
drifted toward the railroad piers but
was picked up by tugs before it liail
done any damage. Ramiulcll's lost
was about $1,000. The housa con
tained all he possessed and there wns
no insurance."
Steamer Coquille Sold
To Portland People
Shaver Transportation Company to
Boat on Willammctte River
Last week the sale was completed
of tho steamer Coquille to Portland
people. As soon ns the wcither is fa
vorable so tho boat can be takm ov
er tho bar and up the Pacific to her
destination, tho now owners, the Shav.
or Transportation company will take
possession nnd will uso the boat on
a run on th WillameJto river. Tho
now owners of tho Coquille aro a large
concern arid have a dozen or more
boats in commisaion. The Myrtle Point
Transportation company will put
of their other baits, either the Dora
or the Norma on tho Coquillo to Han
don i u 1 1 tc take tho pi; ce of the steam
er juttt sr.ld.
The stoamer Coquille was built in
1D0S for tho Coquillo Hiver Transport
ation Co. It was built to be the fast
Ok boat on tho river but did not meet
exxcUitiniui and a short time after
wnnl undvr the direction of Hark Dun
Imm wu rebuilt, fitted with a now and
powerful engine nnd tin uper deck.
Thtw uliti provod tophoavy and In any.
llilng like a wind swayed n that
poplt wi ufntiil to ride mi Imr. Klm(
ww (twin mhihwIiiIihJ to Imr pnwiwt i
mu. Tm liitln u4M Mount
nmUv fmm umI ah itru twod
mgiat, mm wvmtM mwith fur jmr
pwi at iBwing.
If Imm Hif to llmdrnm Atttlif
Oregon Aveime Has to Fight to Exist After
fifty Years of Travel
The Oiegon avenue matter was
threshed and winnowed and gone
over with a fine tooth comb at tho
meeting f tlto city council last Wed
nesday night and as its disposal of the
subject tho council instructed the city
attorney to make the appeal to the
supreme court in a final attempt to
straighten the jurisdiction of tho 30
ft. strip in which the city is in contro
versy with the catholic church.
A strong effort was mado to so
cure a compromise on the subject and
the city engineer is engaged this
week in drawing up a survey and esti
mates of the cost of turning tho im-
provemert from tho old county road
when it will be up to the people di
rectly interested to decido whether
thoy will ncccpt tho new plan or cling
to the old.
After all it is tho people on the ave
nue who r.rc tho court of last resort
if the case goes to a final decision by
the supreme court tho people on the
utrcct must still pass on the court
decision. They will have two alter
natives. If tho court favors the city
the improvement will go in as origi
nally scheduled; if the court .ulcs for
the church the people on the street
will proceed to condemn the disputed
strip and assess the costs as improve
merit along the street. Or if a com
promise the property owners of the
street have it in their power to accept
and charge the terminal. But in the
last case it must be a unanimous affair
The first two courses will proceed
Many people of tho city think the
best course to proceed would be to im
prove the old county road where it
leaves first street in a straight line
as nearly as possible to whore it would
intersect with Oregon avenue but
their interest is purely that of mui interest. The people on the
avenue are tho final authority. They
are paying for the project and its
course will be as they decide.
The history of Oregon avenue or
Abernathy street, as it was original
ly called might be said to be the his
tory of tho city. It has been a county
road sinco white men have lived in
the west end of the valley of the Co
quillo and it is quite likely that the
first whites borrowed the trail from
the Indians. Perhaps the communica
tions between the Port Orford Indi
ana those of the Coquille were
conducted over this trail. It lias been
a thoroughfare of travel for over half
.1 century.
It has been curveyed as a county
road but it was so long ago that the
records havo disappeared and aro not
to bo found at the county seat. Un-
fenccd, tho trnvel followed certain
beaten tracks but this varied from
time to time where the settlers turned
out from a mud holo in one track to
make a new track which they kept un
til another nmd holo changed live
couisc of the road again.
Ruts from wagon wheels of passing
wagons are to be found well within
the grounds of tho Catholic church
property nnd also on both oides of the
present thoroughfare. Hut despite its
ago tha road has to fight for existanco
Although the thoroughfare bore the
name of Abernathy street it is only of
comparitivcly recent years tliat the
section through which it pissed be
came built up and Its residents began
to call fcr improvements Tiu pros
pect of opening up for travel of the
new township line road added an im
petus to tha niovumont nnd the people
of the street began to dream of a fu
ture. Aiioiit the year 1910 tho discus
sion beciiino stronger and a request
was mad? to the council for tho Im
provement. The council appointed K.
li. Oakon to interview the property
ownum and incur quit cliiini deed
by way of iloilioudon of tho buh for
iniinli'ipu! um, Thii wu thought rieu
uMury iu from fourth tict i,outli the
Mrmit liml ben n iniitttrlully lmnirtH.
It wua ut llrt Ih follow tho
innt of I hu uhl iKiUHty nmd hut it
wu winding wttd iirooM uiu uur
Wm UiUn ut lliu igjifMflfctii at tint
mrWy Uwl tluy wwUl mi JIn o
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Pehl Writes of Gold Strikes And
I Pay Dirt Possibilities
J San Diego, Cat., Jan. 13.
EditorBandon Recorder: In my opin
ion there be be great many persons
during, the coming summer who will
go ouf to prospect. Some may go to
have a good time, sticking a shovel
here and theic into the soil, making a
hole a, foot or two deep( and if they
find not a lump of gold, hunt some
other'place where to look for more of
a nothing, then report n total failure
and say that all the gold is minod
out. ;
I know such men personally. To
such, I would say: "Have a good time
but deg.'t try to be experts. But sUiy
at honj and do something in the way
of canning an honest living and save
the money necessary to grub stake
them 111 the mountains.
In this letter I will not go into ge
ology but will relate some experiences
which-, may hold some value to the
prospector. In the first place let me
name, a fc wlocalitics where you may
depend qn it that gold may bo found in
paying quantities. Let me say a few
words of Mount Butler on tho South
Sixos.fThis is the mischief maker. A
huudr-d years ago, perhaps thousands
Butler, was an active volcano. By its
eruptions it turned the whole country
up-side-down at different times and
nearly, .broke up all formations, veins
of metal, changed the flow of water in
streams and created pockets.
Many of these pockets were found
amhyo;ked out; somo were very rich.
OtUer pockets "ai-O' lot "loUftidV"
That they are in cxistancc there can
be no question.
One of theso places is on the cast
side of Butler Creek, up the mountain
southward. To prove this, all you
have to do is to see this locality of the
South Sixes. It has been worked to
the bed rock many times. In six or
eight years after there is sufficient
gold there again to work it and make
n stake. There is a feeder and a rich
one in the locality r.bove mentioned
The west side of Mt, Butler toward
lilk river has been but very little pros
pected. When found there the gold
has the shape of wheat grains. It is
ather difficult to value them.
Only men with luck bone and ener
gy should go there.
Following the South Sixes upward,
we find tlilTcrcnt places where in for
mer years mining was successfully
carried on. These locations arc worked
and on the Hear Pen fiat there is a
probability. The high fiats prove that
the river lias been blocked, perhaps
more than once by slides and the or
iginal river has moved perhaps 20 ft.
by such slide nnd no doubt contains
some good ground yet.
Next you come to Rusty Gulch. A
few high bars have paid good. There
is only one place which should pay
good but it is difficult to handle. This
is tho deep hole at the foot of Rusty
Mt. This is filled with logs and slides
from the mountains. Tho poor miner
will hardly dare to attack such ex
cept he has will power enough to ov
ercome the difficulty.
Going further east from Rusty wo
rune into the middle fork of tho Ris
es some gold and weak prospects of
mercury have been found in the rocks
The results on Rusty I havo report
ed years ago. I would not bo in favor
of prospecting there. Hut you know
there is more gold there ys'. than was
found by the H-rrison boys. I should
know as I havo seen it mynclf. Old
Harmon panned out of or,. pan over
$10 in gold and I, myself, panned 12c
out of the tailings of this same pan.
Gold here Is dilfaro'it than iu any
of the neighbori'.ocdu. It vu itains more
nllvor uml ir of lo.-s valiio; f'om $12
to $11 par ounce. Wherever found
hero thl gold linn hotf'i illwwlvitd iu
imtgimidii uml will miwer to tiiu mug
mitlc K)lt.' of the mirth. It In younger
Mid npMwrwl feflur Mt. Ruity hiMHinu
I mid.
I'rtMuMHK Hi inklilUi fork un mm
ut Im lh KalmtMi inwtitotM, nmjUj-
lltijH t UtfUMMt at 4amr b
gM Utttw imm mkmi ikm- MUMmm
itt iJiiMti sir UiM fi' 'Jit Mtlww
HWHlUUt Vtm it IbllfH. IjHMIMWM
found, tell us that tho quartz vein is
four feet thick. The walls of this vein
nre porphory west, the foot wall slate
The erruptions of Butler have caus
ed the fall of this formerly very steer
mountain, thereby breaking ofT this
vein and washing gold down in the
Salion gulch and down in the Co
quillo river.
In a southerly direction is Johnson
creek. I need not say anything about
it because many men have made good
there. Inhabitants of Coos county
know it. One thing of the Coarse
Gold patch on Salmon mountain.
will say that all those tunnels gener
ally mnde under the direction of ex
ports, aro located too high up. The
vein is below the brake and filled up
by the slide.
Only hydraulic work, by washing
the whole slide away will locato the
vein and rich returns await the com
pany which will go to work with an
understanding of the origin of this
This vein is tho mother lode and
nch finds to the south are only a nart
of it.
Miners who savy will know how to
prospect springs, creeks and gulches
They will begin at the lower omfs of
such and when a color is found, move
higher up nnd so on until they reach
the plain where no more colors arc
found and then begin to work by mak
ing cuts to the bed rock as found there
nnd work upwards. Even the smallest
signs of qunrtz may be only a fissure
I'ollow it up, it may be n fizzle but
keep on and it will bring you to suc
cess. Yours Trulv.
Went 300 Miles
TshIV avel 75
Mr. And Mrs. Keithley Return From
Mining Quest in Josephine County
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Keithley arrived
touay irom inoir mining experience
in Josephine county. Because of an
excess of snow in tiint section the min
ing venture had to be given over for
a while. Mr. Keithley was assisting
a partner who has a claim on Picket
creek near Merlin. They were using
water that was conveyed seven miles
through ditches and including a half
mile of flume. At the hend of the
ditcli the snow was five feet deep and
the course was obstructed by logs nnd
branches broken with tho weight of
the storm so it would take a lot of
work to get the water to running a
gain when the snow leaves.
The elevation at this point is not
so very high and snow there is unusu
al at this time of the year where ordi
narily the work of mining men can be
carried out throughout the winter
without trouble. The two men had
got a lot of material in shape to clean
up but had not time to get a start
when the snow came. Keithley work
ed from the latter part of November
to the first of February, six weeks.
Under the prospects he determined to
lay oir for the season and return to
The return was an adventure. Go
ing out over the Rosehurg-Myrtle
Point route was bad and by reports it
was thought impracticable to return
that way. So the Keithley's return
ed to Bandon by way of Eugene and
the coast auto route. The trip took
a nutter of three days. Between
Eugene and Cushman, tho present end
of the route they encountered a wash
out which required a relay of trains
im! the passengers had to walk from
one to the other across thirty or forty
rods of mud and slush. The further
end of the route was traversed in a
box cur but this is uckncwhdgcd to be
in improvement over the Roseburg
Myrtlu Point xtage, so (hero was no
grumbling. The runt of thu routo hax
Until frequently locrihed. Tho dU-
tunit) from Murlin to Handon is om
thuu loviuityflvo inJIim. To pun bu
twnon thu two point tlmy hud to truv-
1 oiiilliliig like tin no hiJiiilriHl mill
il un oxhiihii iu uutiiigur tutu (or
tit twit uf fifty dellwri, with iihwU
mmJ MwUh fur tilt u tutim,
Tl jnmwImmw at Uw CumJj kits m
mh tmtan Jmlm Umttai CttHte k 1
mat ami tim mH ) at mam) I gamji
North Bend High School to Meet Locals
on Preparedness Theme
The joint high school debating sea
son is with us again and the student
orators are traveling tho course that
leads to county championships and
then to district triumphs and state
honors for those who norsist and havo
the wherewithal! with which to meet
tho traveling expenses.
North Bend, the school which the
locals found such easy mcr.t last year-
is again scheduled for n trip to Ban-
Ion and the locals are steamiiiir un ami
preparing a reception cnuallv as warm
as that given last year. Tho topic to
be discussed and the participants in
the contest at homo and abroad are
given iu the school notes below.
One difference in tho debatim? rules
this year is that two unanimous de
cisions do not count for more than
two plain majority decisions nnd tied
winners must play talk off tho tie.
Tlje big basket ball game with
North Bend last Friday was a "brac
er" nnd Handon high school, having
tasted blood, is ready for moro.
All Interest is now centered on thp
approaching contest in debate. The
question is: "Resolved: that the United
btates blioulil Adopt tho Essential
l-oatures of the Swiss System of Mil-
tary Tnuniiitr and Service." Tim nf-
firmativc will bo upheld by Harold
Johnson and Dick Crain while Helen
Thornton and Belle Chatbum will
Eenk. onj the ricsntiiie. Ar.tryukfnr.nj
place as best individual debater will bo
hold in the high school auditorium on
Wednesday at eleven. Tho winner of
tins contest will be civen tho honor of
having his name engraved on the cup,
a permanent possession hero.
Our affirmative team will meet the
North Bend Debaters next Friday ev
ening at thi high school while the
negative will contend with Marshfield
debaters at Marshfield.
The Schoolmasters' Club met last
Saturday at the home of Miss Moore
on Chicago Ave. An interesting pro
gram was carried out, thu principal
address being gjvon by Supt. Coo of
North Bend. Mr. Coo's subject was tlio
six and six plan.
Mr. Tuiiibull gavo a vivid account
of hi3 trip to Mcdford and of tho state
Association held there during the hol
idays. Miss Rickey's paper on the imtional Association held in Oak
land, last summer was as charming as
Charles Lamb's "Dissertation on
Roast Pig"
M iss Loftus a very concise
plan for the presentation of the first
esson in verli complements.
Miss Maslerhn's eoIo, "Come Inio
the Cm den, Maud" was greatly en
joyed as was also tho song by tho
teachirs' quartette, Miss Moore, Miss
Lhatliurn, Miss Venus, and Miss Bak
er. Refreshments were served cafeter
ia etylo.
A banquet was tendered tho North
Bend b.-ckct ball k'inn by the associat
ed students of Bardon high after thu
jrntne Saturday evening.
End of School Senu-hter
Examinations, marking the end of
the first semester's work, nro lioipt
held in tho high school and uppr
grades this week. The new B0in3t'r
logins Monday, .January ill. Buyf-i.
ng pupils will not bo enrolled liter
than the xecoiid Monday of thu m
iiU'Htcr. All pupils nre to report in thair old
rooms Monday morning to rocoivs
tlmir curds. They will thun, If pit),
iifiti'd, go to their touchtir, and iouiv
liiti of tho hooki which thoy will nu-1
I'uiiuiU having pupili to onU'f
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to purchuiu boi,k U,t) H, puU
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