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About Western world. (Bandon, Coos County, Or.) 1912-1983 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 18, 1915)
The Official Newspaper of the City of Bandon
With the Largest Sworn Circulation in the City
LUMBERING, MINING, DAIRYING, STOCK RAISING
COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1915
ENTHUSIASM MARKS Next Chapter in
CARCASS OF HUGE
NEW PROJECT FOR
MEETING HELD BY
Case About Due
To Local Office IS FAVORED ONLY
OUTLINED IN FULL
AS A LAST RESORT
SI’Ct ESS OF RISINESS MEN S AS
Members From All Parts of County
Rub EII miwh With Locals at Big
Spread and Talkfest Held at Odd
I'ellowN Hall—Spirit of Optimism
About fifty merchants of North
Bend, Marshfield, Coquille,
Point and Bandon gathered around
the festive board at the local I. O.
O. F. hall Tuesday evening. The oc
casion was the tri-monthly meeting
of tlie Coos County Businessmen's
J. W. Mast acted as toast master
at the banquet and interesting and
instructive speeches were made by
the toastmaster and various tneni-
The Golden Rule in Business
Replying to Mr. Mast's address of
welcome to the association in which
the visitors that Bandon was pro
gressive. optimistic and its merch
ants felt honored to have the as
sociation as its guests; M. C. Maloney
of Marshfield gave a short and pithy
“The golden rule has a
place in business,” he said in closing,
the day when every merchant was
out for iiis competitors and custo
mer's scalps is past. Co-operation is
the watchword of the present.”
Advertising is Important
II. B. Weldy of North Bend gave
an interesting discussion on the val
ue of advertising.
He showed its
importance in modern merchandising
and that it was the corner stone up
on which the success of the great
mail order concerns of today are laid
“The merchant who uses advertising
as intellingently and persistently as
his out of town competitors has but
little to fear tn such competition,"
was the point emphasized. He also
impressed the Increased value of ad
vertising carrying prices.
A. H. Morrison of Coquille spoke
of the need for the cities of Coos
county to get together in their adver
tising campaigns to bring new set
tlers to this section of Oregon. He
stated a spirit of fellowship should
prevail and that intellingent co-op
eration along these lines would work
wonders in building up the country.
J. E. Montgomery gave an inter
esting talk on the importance and
value of service in merchandising,
illustrating his remarks with an in
teresting story. Mr. Montgomery is
commercial manager of the Coos ami
Curry Telephone company.
E. P. Lewis, president
businessmen's organization, gave a
brief review of its growth, He told
of its inception about a year and a
half ago. How it grew from street
corner talk anil later a small meet
ing in the lobby of the ( handler, to
an organization embracing the whole
county, having about 150 members,
in all lines of business, and one of
the most efficient collection agencies
ever attempted in the county.
J. E. Norton of Coquille spoke of
the bond existing between the whole
saler and retailer. He showed how
their interests were identical and as
important as the bond between mer
chant and customer.
E. P. Powell, secretary of the as-
sociation. gave a resume of the ac
complishments and operations of the
organization. He stated its aims and
activities were in dealing with the
credit problem. The association is
now handling 1200 accounts and is
meeting with great success. “Cau
tion in Credit," a phrase every mer
chant should always keep in mind
The time to eliminate bad debts is
before they are started
chant should not be wo eager to sell
goods that he loses sight of the vi
tal point, getting the money
He urged the members to
ut;e the association and thus derive
the full benefit of their member
lie discussed a number of
advertising plans, giving figures and
other data concerning their great suc
cess where tried. “Buy it in Ban-
d< n," said Mr. Powell, is a phrase
every local merchant should use in
"Buy the farmers' products." said
Atty. J. I). Goss of Marshfield was
in the city this week in the inter
ests of the Oregon Avenue case. Mr.
Goss is representing Father Kevcney
and the Catholic church in the in-
junction recently brought by the lat-
ter to estop the city from cutting
down the hill where Oregon avenue
is to intersect with Wall and Second
He states he is gathering
evidence and will be prepared to put
up a stiff fight,
The case will
probably come up in Circuit court
at Coquille within
the next two
Attorney G. T. Treadgold
will appear for the city.
The improvement of Oregon ave
nue has been completed from Fourth
street south and is in fine shape for
travel except that it lias no outlet
that can lie traveled by auto,
Should the injunction be sustain
ed by the Circuit court, still more
difficulties will likely be encounter-
ed before that famous avenue is fi
a Coquille member, "handle your
local products even if you do not ob
tain large profits. Then when the
farmer buys Swifts or Armour's lard.
California butter or fruit in
ference to the home article and yet
expects you to buy all of his produce,
the argument need not be onesided.
What the country
needs is more
farmers, more dairymen, more set
tlers, and tliis is the way to obtain
Should Make Products Ittractive
"The farmers should also treat
the merchants fair," said Toastmas
ter Mast,"the merchants are all more
than willing to handle
duct* if they are put up in a neat
and saleable way. The trouble with
the great bulk of farm products is
that the farmer puts them up any
old way and then expects the mer
chant to pay him full value for them.
The merchant cannot be expected to
enthusiastically buy a ranchers po
tatoes when the tubers are covered
with dirt, partly rotten or a few large
ones on top and a selected bunch of
little ones in the bottom. The con-
Burner will not take them and the
merchant faces a loss of from 10 to
50 per cent and the time spent in
preparing them for sale.
can the farmer expect the mer-
chant to take off color vegetables,
or dirty or unattractively put up but
I.et tlie farmers put up their
products attractively ami give de
pendable values the same as the out-
of-town wholesaler, and you will see
the local merchants jump at the
chance to obtain them.”
Mr. Merrick of the. state credit as-
sociation was present and gave an
interesting discussion of the growth
and value of
activities. The state association is
ten years old, has a membership of
32000, and besides collecting bad
debts for its members, is working
for various proposed laws.
He spoke of the
campaigns being held
throughout tlie .country.
they were a great success and that
it would pay the local merchants to
consider the proposition.
At the business meeting the tnein
hers voted to incorporate under the
laws of the state.
the legal work of the organization
and in other ways. They also voted
to join the state association.
Nominations were made for the
executive board as follows: Wolgast
Montgomery, Horton, Mapes. Powers.
Coppie, all <>f Marshfield and North
Bend, Vice presidents: O. A. Trow-
bridge, John Dickey, Bandon;
Lyons, IL Furnham, Coquille; Dr
Johnson, J. Hilling, Myrtle
These men are also members of th)
The above nomi-
nations will lie acted upon at the
next meeting which will be held in
North Bend in February.
Bandon merchants at the meeting
H. Sabro, J. E. Walstrom.
E Beak, John Dickey, H Pierce. C.
F. Pape, Messers.
Lewellyn, J. A. Byrne. T. M Nielson.
O. A. Trowbridge, J. Ira Sidwell, J.
W. Mast. H. D. Jackson, J. Sullivan.
E. W. Schetter, C. McC. Johnson,
W. 8. Smith, i. N. De l-ong. N. C
Medley; 8. D. Harper and E E. Fona
bei . iei ed to bi : rivi
l iti HI8TORM Bl '.si y
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GOVERNMENT ENGINEER POL-
HEMIS MAKES DETAILED
Kll'oli I TO PORTI END.
Los Angeles Man Discovers Mass of
Hide and Bones That
Worth Fortune—Bone of
Joint Hi Inches in Circumference
—Hide Inch and One-half Thick.
*<>i t <'iiiiiinission Confident Their Re
quest to S|M*n<l Remaining 830,-
OOO on North Jetty V ill He (¡rant
ed—Old I’ile Jetty Will Be Hock
ed at Once.
Walking along the beach near the
That the unexpended *30.000 re
mouth of Merchant creek, about five maining from the fund appropriated
miles up tlie coast from
Bandon, for the present improvement pro
late Friday afternoon, G. E. Haney- ject < n tlie north side of tlie river,
noticed a large and peculiar shap will be used by the government en
ed mass rolling in the surf.
His gineers in ri pairing and probably
curiosity was aroused and early Sat extending the north jetty seaward, is
urday he returned to that vicinity, the belief of members of the local
bent on investigation.
Port Commission. The commission
Stranded on tlie sand lay the re has requested the < ugineers to use
mains of a huge animal, the bruised tlie funds for that purpose and has
and battered mass covering a space offered to add sufficient money up to
about ten feet square and weighing, *26.1100 to the *30,000 providing the
it is judged, about four or five ton.*^ latter proved insufficient to put the
Tlie hide appears intact, but the I north jetty in good shape.
flesh is all decomposed and pdrt of
South Jetty Not Contingent
the bones are missing. He secured
However, regardless of whether
an ax and cut away a hall and sock ¡tlie engineers will comply with its
et joint from the leg and two other request the commission intends to
bones attached. The ball measures proceed in building a rock jetty on
40 odd inches in circumference, or the south side to confine tlie cur
over 14 inches in diameter. These rent of the river to the main chan
pieces he [lacked back away from the nel.
beach and after looking the mass
over decided to notify scientists at
Junior Engineer .1. H. Polhemus.
lle tele upon request of the Portland office,
Los Angeles of the find,
graphed to friends in that city the has made the following report on
particulars and description and they the proposed projects:
have sent the information to the
"Tlie Improvement of tlie harboi
scientists. Mr. Haney received a re as requested and outlined by tlie Port
ply to Ills telegram to secure the re of Bandon, consists of two separate
mains and preserve them if pos projects. First: The building of a
sible. so it is supposed a man will be >tty < u the south side of tlie river
sent here after them.
inside the bar and along tlie old pil<
Long. Mole-colored llair
wing dam built by local interests a
"Tlie mass is bo large and heavy number of years ago, ami which is
I could not examine it thoroughly," now going out. Secondly: The re
said Mr. Haney, in speaking of the storing of the old Nortli Jetty which
find yesterday, "but from the size has been battered down at tlie out
of the bones cut away you can judge er end by tlie seas, with the pos
the former animal's size. The skin sible extension of It seaward us far
which appears whole, is about 1 1-2 out as the South Jetty or somewhat
inches thick and in covered with mole further to deep water, dependent up
colored hair about three inches long, on what results are obtained as the
It now lies on the the beach, flesh work progresses, and what funds are
side up i and the water has made this obtainable for the work.
side as i soft and pliable as chamois
"The most advisable method of
skin. * The tail is complete and re- carrying on thin work would lie to
solubles an elephant's trunk in shape. start work on the south side as soon
As to whether the head is piled und as the present project is finished.
er the mass 1 could not say. but it Tlie initial work would consist of
does not show from above. In addi- construction of a three pile trestle
tion to sending the telegrams 1 have to dump rock from, and keeping a
posted a notice claiming the car few men in the quarry to clean it out
cass and giving information of its and put it in first class shape for
probable scientific worth.”
running rock when the tramway was
Diifteil in From the Nortli
finished and the rainy season over,
The belief is that the remains were so tlie quarry could be run to ad-
embedded in the ice of Alaska or vantage.
Siberia ages ago and were released
In the formation of an icebi rg. The months to finish the tramway and
gradual drift of the ocean currents be ready for rock, say Feburary 1st
southward carried them to this sec- next, and It is estimated that five
tlon of the ocean and the heavy months will be required to make the
storms of tlie past week drifted them fill of some 30,000 tons of rock to
inshore anil upon the sands.
In? dumped on one side of the tram
Supposed to Be a Mammoth
way only, to say three or four feet
Mr. Haney, and those whom he above high water.
has told of tlie find, are of the opin
“The piledriver gang and
ion the mass Is the remains of a mam crew when finished on the south
moth, a prehistoric animal belong side, could start work rebuilding
ing to or closely resembling the ele the old tramway on tlie nortli side
phant family. This animal ranged so as to be ready to extend tlie new
throughout the northern hemisphere work when the smooth weather came
ages ago. Its bones were huge and and tlie South Jetty was completed,
are fairly abundant, being found em about July 1st next.
bedded in sandstone formations in
“Commencing nt once on tlie new
various parts of the country.
In work after completing the present
1799 a complete body was found project would have several advan-
in northern Siberia, embedded in the tages.
It would keep the present
The skin and meat was well efficient force intact, save the ex-
preserved and the finders fed por pense of laying up the plant and
tions of the flesh to their dog teams. again restoring It to running order.
This remains was secured by the There is Just about time to complete
Russian government and the same the South jetty and rebuild tlie North
now forms a part of the prehistoric jetty tramway by July 1st, when the
animal collection of the 84. Peters conditions are favorable for pile-
In 1901 a remains
(Continued on last page)
in similar state of preservation »an
Mammoth tusks are of a probably < ne of the main reasons for
the animals having
highgrade ivory and hunting for them It. extinction.
is a recognized industry in portions been extinct before the earliest rec-
ords of human
civilization In the
ot Siberia and Alaska.
The Americana encyclopedia states north temperate zone.
Mr. Haney is a resident of Lo H
the mammoth was abundant
the time of the glacial period until '.ti;,. I*.., . ming to this section of
the neolithic period. It ranged abun Oregon about six weeks ago, for his
He Is accustomed to take
dantly throughout Europe. Asia and health.
North America. It fed on limbs of long hikes along the beach and was
the pine fonwts, brush of various on his way back from the Santa
kinds and grasses.
1 he changing Clara wreck when he made the find.
of climatic conditions causing the He baa < ffices in lx>s Angeles, where
disappearance of the pine forest from be is engaged iu the contracting and
the greater portion of its range, is building business.
Who will be Bandon's next post
ibis question correctly answered
w uld save ut hast three Bandon
men a lot of activity and at the
same time satisfy the curiosity ot
marly every olhe-r person in the
So far three prominent Democrats
have entered the race, and, sinci
each of them has been a loyal life
long Democrat and each of them
has strong representations to make
to tlie higher-ups it is still an open
question as to who will have th<
The aspirants art
Bros. Ai Tuttle, old-limer in Bandon
who after the first of the year will
I m ? at leisure; Win. A. I.eGore. on<
of the proprietors of the Bowling
Alley, eight years a resident id' Ban
don and especially prominent in varl
ous lodge circles; and .1. W. Mast,
former mayor and pr< sent council
man, also a pioneer resilient and es
pecially prominent in local politics.
It is a three-cornered contest, hut
a goodnatured one, for the three
principals are friends.
are bending all individual efforts and
soliciting those of friends In order
to land the plum, there is a whole
some lack of animosity, and w lioevet
wins will undoubtedly receive hearty
congratulations from the other two
Each of the three may honestly put
up strong argument why he should
be appointed, i. e., if such argument
is necessary, for each of them li
capable and would make a good
W. J. Sweet, the present inciim
bent, has held the office for the past
four years. During Ills term the ini
p<>rtance of the local office has Ixjen
greatly enhanced and he has mad«
an enviable record for efficiency.
But Mr. Sweet Is not a Democrat,
therefore has not entered the raci
for re appointment.
"Expenses Cut to the Minimum" Says
Mayor Topping—Bonds Sell at a
I’reiiiiuiu—General Hi* eussion of
IToba'de Occupational Tax Meas
ure— Committee tppointed.
A tell mill tax levy ordinance was
passed by the city council at the
meting last evening. In addition a
> mill levy to meet interest on scries
I water bends was passed, making
She total levy for municipal purposes
< <>nf i<len<-e in Officials
l.ast evening was the night ap
pointed for citizens to discuss city
finances ami the proposed tax levy,
and it was thought considerable in
terest would be taken.
tions had been thoroughly discuss
ed, though, and from the fact only
four or five taxpayers had anything
to say it is evident the citizens us
i whole have confidence in the may
or und council or care little about
Bond Sell Readily
Bids on about *1(1,000 improve
ment bonds consisting of odds and
»nds from various street lmprove-
uents, were discussed. A bid rioni
i New York house offer a $17 prem-
ium in addition to accrued interest
in the lot. This is the best bid the
ity has ever received on iniprove-
Occupation Tux Probable
G. T. Treadgold
brought up the question of the com-
ng deficit ami asked that a com
mittee be appointed to consider an
occupational tax. He hu I i I looking at
it from every standpoint, the deficit
was inevitable and it was best to
commence preparations for meeting
it now. The committee consists of
Councilmen Johnson, I'ape,
and City Attorney Treadgold. They
will discuss the question with the
businessmen of the city and It is
Country probable a public meeting will be
School in This Section—May
Hard to Cul Expenses More
Speaking of municipal
lures tlie concensus of opinion of the
At an enthusiastic met ting of pat
council was that it would be Imp« .iM.
rons of Two Mile school district No.
slide to trim expenses much lower.
29, this afternoon, at which the lar
None of them favored the occupa
gest attendance in the history of Hit
tional tax except us a lust resort,
district was recorded, it was ilecid-
but the opinion was that something
ed Io build a modern school liou se.
must be done soon.
35x40 feet, costing
"To cut city expenses appreciably
*3,ooo, to replace the one destroyed
lower would require a most radical
by fire last week.
change," said Mayor Topping, "ami
t«> be considered at a meeting called
to do so would leave the city prac
for Friday, December 3, at which
tically without a government,
bonds will also be voted. The ques
have reached the minimum and to
tion of dividing the present district
cut lower means deterioration
and changing tlie location of the new
"If we cut out the mayor and
: eliool house to a point on the Town-
council men's compensation entirely
shii) line road about halfway be
and reduce every city employe's sal
tween Geo. Cox’s place ami the Chris
ary by half we could care for only
Richerts farm will also be settled.
la little over half of the deficit. But
The division of tlie district depends
i barter pro visions do not permit us
on favorable action from tlie botiud
to do this if we wanted to.
ary board, if tlie latter consents an
could let streets and sewers deterior
other school house will be built on
ate ami we might cut out a few of
t’pper Two Mile.
the residence section
A committee was appointed tills
what would you do when repairs ab
afternoon to confer with tin* insur
solutely had to be made?"
ance adjuster over tlie recent loss.
Among the audience taking part in
Tim building carried *600 Insurance
Hie discussion were Chris Rasmus
but tlie adjuster lias allowed only
sen, R E. Buck, J 11. Jones und
*300, which Is not satisfactory to the
E. H. Boyle.
and Boyle favored the oecupatlon.il
tax us the lust resort. Messrs. Buck
Pictures Are < riti« I ms I
and Jones did not.
Tlie local Elk Day pictures shown
at the Grand last evening attracted
Church Ladies to Entertain
s large audience, but Judging from
'1 he Guild of Mt. John's church is
the comment heard afterwards were
preparing for an elaborate food sale
Summing up the
and entertainment to be held Wed
criticism on the Bandon portion of
nesday, November 24th. It will take
the pictures, they were both too brief
place in the building formerly oc
ami too hazy.
None of the scents
cupied by the Boyle Jewelry com
taken at the ball park or at the
pany. In the evening ice cream will
beach on Elks day were shown, that
bo served and th)* entertainment will
portion of the film having been spoil
consist of a fish pond for children,
ed. Another complaint was some of
fortune telling by a gypsy and a
the pictures were not properly tltled,
one In particular being the
ao-oe, crossing the bar. Tlie latter
was one of the best features of the
local pictures, but it was Impos
A WOMAN (’IIIES TO
sible for a stranger to tell just what
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Rome of the local
ING; A MAN «WEARS
I icture« and most of those taken at
TO KEEP FROM CRY
t'ijos Bay were good, but on the
whole tlie film is not considered a
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