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About Western world. (Bandon, Coos County, Or.) 1912-1983 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1916)
The Official Newspaper of the City of Bandon
With the Largest Sworn Circulation in the Citv.
WHERE PRODUCTIVE SOIL AND TIDE WATER MEET
LUMBERING, MINING, DAIRYING, STOCK RAISING
BANDON, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1916
OREGON AVE. CASE BANDON SHIPYARDS
COI NCI I, ROOM SCENE OF HOT SAN FRANCISCO PARTY COMINO
DEBATE ON VAR1OI S PHASES
THIS MONTH TO LOOK OVER
ol THE IMPROVEMENT.
Would Start Dollar MillBAN00N MAN HELPS HEART FAILUREIS
“We would like very much to open up our
lumber camps and also the mill at Bandon, but the
uncertainty of water on the bar causes us to hes
itate.’’----The Robert Dollar Co.
Father Keveney Offers a Compro Effort Being Made by Owners to Se
mise Plan that May Meet With Ap
cure Someone to Purehase and
proval— I ju U of Definite Informa
O|>erate Same—Would Mean latrge
tion Cause of Whole JumMe—4H«I
Payroll ami Steady Employment
That the commercial and industri ' Riat some more work will be done
County Road Now Favored.
for Skilled Workmen.
al life of Bandon and community on the Jetties. This means the em
on the action of ployment of well on to 500 men,
officials in se which certainly should have a consid-
It had been rumored about the city
Bandon has one of the best equip
conditions, is eraticn, not only from your organi
Wednesday that the matter of a com ped shipyards along the coast. It is
promise on Oregon avenue would be large enough to accommodate the again made evident by the following sation but also from the Government.
"If the gap in the South Jetty
discussed at the council meeting last construction of two vessels at one letter:
San Francisco, Cal., .Ian. 17, 1916 would be completely filled in the near
evening and when the "city fathers" time and when in operation furnish
"Mr. J. E. Norton, secretary Port future, then the Spring rains would
took their chairs the audience cham es one of the biggest payrolls in the
of Bandon, Bandon, Ore., Dear Sir:
scour out tlie channel and the bar
ber was packed. Following the pre community.
"The time has arrived when some and give us a reasonable assurance
liminary routine, the question of a
These facts have been revolving
vote on City Attorney G. T. Tread- in the minds of many local citizens thing should be done on the South of safe navigation duriug the greater
gold's resolution relative to carrying and there has been considerable dis ■Jetty if it is going to be of any bene part of 1916.
"I cannot too strongly urge on you
the injunction case into the Supreme cussion as to the i>ossibility of secur fit for 1916.
"We would like very much to open the importance of tills matter and I
court brought the matter to a focus. ing someone to take charge of the
Later the vote was taken and the enterprise and put it into operation. up our lumber camps and also th< am quite sure that if our Govern
case goes to the higher court.
The same idea has been receiving the mill at Bandon, but the uncertainty ment understood the urgency of this
Mr. Treadgold stated, in giving attention of J. L. Kronenberg and of the water on the bar causes us t i matter, there would be no hesitation
his reasons for the resolution, that the officials of the Bank of Bandon, hesitate, and makes it uncertain a on their part.
"Yours very truly,
it was not a presonal matter with him who together with a San Francisco to whether we wilt do anything tin
ROBERT DOLLAR CO."
at all that in presenting the reso party own the plant. Mr. Kronen
lution he was merely acting within
the requirements of his duties as city
attorney of Bandon. That as a mat
ter of protection to the city at large
good business required the effort on
the part of the city to protect its in
terests and that if it did not do so
it would lay the general fund of
the city open to a damage suit on the
part of the contractor, his bondsmen,
or property owners along the street,
involving many thousands of dollars.
He stated that carrying the matter
into the 8upreme court would not
hinder a compromise, but on the oth
er hand would be an incentive. Mr.
Treadgold also stated that Father
Keveney had spoken with him in ro-
gard to a compromise proposition,
which he reiterated: Follow the old
county road angle down the bluff, in
tersecting with Bandon avenue at the
foot of the hill; get all the parties
interested possible to agree to the
change in plan; buy in the assess
ments of those who object to the
change and arrange with the con
tractor regarding additional or lesser
costs by reason of the change in rout
ing the improvement; also have the
new right of way fenced and steps
constructed so that It would not re
vert from the city's jurisdiction.
In case no compromise Is reached,
and the city loses its case in the Su
preme court, Mr. Treadgold stated the
next step would be to condemn the
30 foot strip along the Catholic
church block; but that in the mean
time the city would show its good
faith with the contractor and his
bondsmen and the property owners,
and would not be laying itself liable
to damage suits.
"It is merely the duty of the coun
cil in this case to protect the city as
a whole— it's up to the factions in
terested in the Oregon avenue Im
provement to effect a compromise,"
said Mr. Treadgold, "then the coun
cil will gladly abandon the appeal;
its aim is at all times to follow the
will of the majority."
Father Keveney spoke at length,
stating the position of the church. Ho
said that they had no axe to grind
and in fighting the improvement as
it now stands, are attempting only
to protect themselves in the way any
one else would do In a similar posi
History of the Improvement
E. E. Oakes gave a history of the
Improvement from the time of its
inception a number of years ago.
Oregon avenue had always been in
bad shape as regards to condition,
dating back for years from the time
of its history, when known as old
Abernathy street until a few years
ago when the talk of Improvement
crystallised Into definite
Parties interested In the proposed Im
provement got together, secured the
services of Mr. Oakes as a notary
public to circulate a petition asking
to have the street Improved, coming
down the old county road way. He
circulated a petition but found sev
eral. among them a number of prop
erty owners along the old county road
itself, who objected to the proposed
abandoned the plan. Shortly after
wards in speaking of the possibility
of Improving the street C. E Bow-'
(Continued on last page)
berg stated to a Western World rep
resentative yesterday that a party
is expected here from San Francisco
sometime this month to look over
the proposition in view of purchasing
the same. He said that the present
owners are desirous, for the benefit
of the community, to have the plant
in operation and will offer all induce
ments possible to secure someone to
If two boats were constructed
at one time, Mr. Kronenberg states
the plant would employ about 80
m«u. all of whom must be high class
workmen and demand high wages.
This would mean a pay roll about
equal to that of one of the local saw
The biggest drawback at the pres
ent time, according to Mr. Kronen
berg, would be in securing ship tim
ber and lumber. It would be neces
sary for some of the local mills t >
contract for this. The shipyard be
ing located only a short distanc*
from tlie Moore mill, it would prob
ably be an added inducement for that
plant to start up.
BANDON GETS $4,000 SHEEP AND CATTLE
COUNTY ROAO MONEY
APPROXIMATELY THAT A.MOl N't
WILL BE N PPOR'ilON ED TO
LOCAL ROAD DISTRICT.
EARLY SNOWS HAVE KILLED
HIE RANGE AND COLD IS
DOING THE REST.
' Money to Be Expended Inder Direc More Snow Than Six Years A‘l<>
tion and Supervision of County I
Whin Southern Coos and Norther'<
Court and Not tlie City Autliorftie
Curry Lost Over <400 Head of Cat
as Some Supposed—Court Will ('<>-
tle—Jim Culver and M. W. Tread
o|>erate With City Officials.
gel d Among Hear lest Loaers.
Bandon, the corporate limits of
Tho cheep and cattle men of
which under the state law this year southern Coos and northern Curry
is also a road district, will receive counties are exiverienclng one of the
about 1-4,000 tax money for road put most severe winters in history, ac
posts from the county next spring. cording to H. A. De Long of the Four
According to County Commissioner Mile section, who was a business visi
G. J. Armstrong this money will bo | tor in the city Tuesday. He says the
available about May 1st, or as soon snow is deeper and the weather cold
as the taxes are collected.
er than it was the winter of six years
There appears to have been a ago w lien cattle men of that section
wrong impression out concerning the lost over 600 head.
manner in which this money is to be
Mr. DeLong says that they usually
spent, the general opinion being that expect snow on the ranges for a few
it would be turned over to the city weeks along in the middle or latter
authorities and expended under th«ir part of February, but as a rule It
supervision. However such is not the never exceeds a foot in depth in the
case, according to tlie Commissioner, higher sections, and melts quickly.
Small Force NN ill Be Put on After who states that the money will be This year the «now began falling on
First of Month—Has a luvrge
spent under the direction and super the eve of New Years and has been
Nunilter of Orders.
vision of the County Court. But the falling at frequent Intervals since un
court will gladly cooperate with the ■ til nt the present time in the foot
Soon after the First of February city authorities and consider any rec- hills it is between two and three feet,
the Perry Veneer plant will open with conimendations that might lie made. , in depth. Nearly every rancher is
There has been some discussion as j losing either sheep or cattle or both,
a force of six or eight employes and
how the money should be spent, calves especlall* are dying off In
will probably continue in operation
during the entire summer, is the an the prevailing sentiment being in fav numbers. One of the heaviest los
nouncement made today by F. 8. Per- | or of repairing and improving the ers so far is Jim Culver who has a
roads leading into the city from the band of sheep in the upper Four Mile
ry, manager of the factory.
directions. It is argued that section. M. NV. Treadgold, who Is
"We have orders enough on hand
this would be the most equitable wav having his first experience in stock
to keep us running with this force
of expending the money as it would raising in that section, is probably
for several months," said Mr. Perry,
benefit everyone either directly or In tlie heaviest loser in cattle. There Is
"and the orders would be larger ex- -
directly. It is said that the road to as yet no road to his place, it being
cept for the fact that there will be
wards Bear Creek should be the first necessary to take in provisions and
but a small market for baskets in the
to receive attention, as the planking feed on pack horses. He had con
south this year and I am reluctant
there Is In miserable condition There siderable hay on the place but the
about taking orders for Portland de lias been some talk of a boulevard to
feeding started so much earlier than
livery, because of the poor shipping the bluff overlooking tho ocean and
expected that it is about gone, and
The product might lay th* n south and east to Intersect with
unless conditions improve rapidly he
here for weeks without a boat to take the Township line road, but such a
may lose the greater part of his
it to the north."
proposition doesn't appeal to Com herd.
missioner Armstrong. Another sug
The dairymen and small farmers
gestion that has been given consid in the valleys are also feeling the
eration is to rock the first mile of the effect of the severe weather condi
Township lino road.
tions, nearly everyone of them having
lost several head of calves or cows
Generally the calves are left on pas
Kroncnl>erg Remitin« at Head of the
ture or range all winter and require
Institution and Fahy a« Casliier
no other feed and frequently no shel
—Other Officer« Re-e!e< tc<l
ter. For this reason few were pre
pared for th«' unusual conditions this
Although one of the most quiet
years in the history of Bandon as a Rex. knight and fourteen Parislilon
er* "Walk Out" Bunday and
city, the business of the Bank of
Join M. E. South.
The steamers Bandon and Fifield
Bandon summed up very satisfactor
arrived In port today from San Fran
ily on .Iannary 13th, the date of the
The trouble In the local congrega-, cisco. The Fifield will leave again
annual meeting of stockholders and
directors. The Hank is in good con tion of the Methodist Episcopal , Saturday afternoon. She brought In
dition and expects a more flourish church, which has been brewing for | th«- following passengers: G. W. Kerr,
several months, culminated last Sun Harry Darrow. Perry Neel, F NN'end-
ing year during 1916.
The directors elected are as fol day when Rev C. Mayne Knight, the1 llir . T< ny Leela, O. Brown
lows: J. L. Kronenberg, T. P Man pastor, and fourteen members left
ly. R H. Rosa, C. Y. I^owe, F. J. the local organization and joined the who is the regular pastor, will take
Fshy. The directors elected the fol ranks of the M E. Church, South, of up church work along the Coquille
lowing officers: J. L. Kronenberg, this city. It is said that others in river.
president; T. P. Manly, vice presi tend tn follow them within the next
The M E church on Second street
dent, F. J. Fahy, cashier; Geo P few weeks. Rev. Knight expects to | is at present without a pastor, but
Topping, attorney. Geo. W. Moore become associate pastor of his newly | Sunday school and class meetings
and J W Mast were chosen as th' adopted cLuroU, la charge of the l>-| have been announced for next Sun
«.al congregation, while Rev Cross, day as usual.
stockholders' examining committee
Veneer Plant to
Bank of Bandon Has
its Annual Election
Leave Church in
Body; Join Another
TO FIND RELATIVES
CAUSE OF DEATH
¡PORTLAND ÌOI NG LADY LOSES NV. C. DARK Sift I MBS SI DDEN-
TRACK OF HER BROTHERS
I.Y AT HIS HOME IN BANDON
SI NDAN NUERNOON
Mary Sy pliers Will Hoou He in llau- County Official« Informed That De-
don to Join Iler Relative« Whom
cea«ed at One Time Expr«'«sed a
She Has Not Seen Since Childhood
Desire for Autopsy in Event of III«
Steve Gal Iler Furnish«'« the Infor
Sudden Death—Post Mortem Re
mation That IsH-ates Them.
veal» last Di«tention of Heart.
Twelve years ago little Mary Syph
ers’ mother died tn Coquille, accord
ing to Mary; and her father, Geo.
F. Syphers, was too poor to keep all
of the children, three boys and a
girl, so he placed them in different
families. Mary does not remember
the name of the family she first went
to live with, nor th«« names of the
eight families with whom she lived
in different parts of the state during
the next four years. Eight years ago
she was placed In charge of the Hoys
and Girls’ Aid society of Portland,
and in November 1*09, she was
adopted by Mr. and Mrs. John Long-
necker of that city.
With the Longneckers Mary has
been since then and she had all but
forgotten her own kin until recently
she began to long for her brothers
and sisters, who. o names she had for
gotten. When her father died a few
years ago he sent Mary a picture of
herself bearing Ills name. With this
as a clew, she went to John II. Cof
fey, clerk of Multnomah county, for
aid in hunting down her lost rela
tives. Coffey got busy and by mail
reached Stephan Galller of this city,
who knew not only Mary's father and
her uncle Edward B. Syphers, but
also her brother and sisters and
where they are at present.
"1 knew all of the family years
ago," said Mr. Galller. "Geo. Syph
ers used to drive the stage between
here and Langlois and I believe Ed
also drove on that
route for awhile."
The day Mr. Galller received the
letter from Mr. Coffey regarding
Mary's relatives, Mrs. Edward Syph
ers of Langlois, and Mrs. Warren Par
ker of Prosper, respectively Mary's
aunt and cousin, registered at tho
Galller Hotel and were at once told
of the letter from Portland.
mediately a letter went back to Port
land, where Mary is n *w working in
a department store and within a fe v
days she will be here to see the
brother, sister and other relatives she
left when but a little girl.
One of Mary's sisters is living in
Myrtle Point and the other Is with
a family here, while her brother is
living with his uncle on a ranch near
Langlois. When Mary last saw them
her brother was 5 years old, one sis
ter 3 years old and the other a baby
of three months.
Brooklyn May Be Hold
It Is reported that the steamer
Brooklyn which left the first of tho
week for the south has been sold by
Sudden * Christensen to a company
who Intend to use her in the Alaskan
trade, and that if site passes their In
spioctlon on this trip, may not return
to this port.
William C. Dark, aged 72 years,
died suddenly at the family homo on
Oregon avenue, shortly after one
o'clock Sunday afternoon, of heart
trouble. He was seated about tho
fireplace in company with his wife
mid daughter, who had jiiHt return
ed from church. Suddenly he gasped
for breath and in an Instant Ills head
dropped forward and life was extinct.
A physician was summoned and he
pronounced death due to heart
It appears that after Mr. Dark's
death became known, someotuf In
formed the officials that the deceas
ed had some time ago axpreased Ills
desire for an autopsy, should h die
suddenly. Th«* report soon developed
into rumors of ull kinds ami in order
to clear away all doubts Coroner F.
E. Wilson and District Attorney L. A.
l.lljeqvlHt came over from Marshlleld
Tuesday to hold an inquest.
A post mortem was conducted by
Drs. Houston V Gal«*, who found that
the right ventricle of th«* in-art was
as thin as patter and that it was great
ly distended on that account. They
stated that the deceased came to his
death from natural causes ami that
It was a wonder he had lived as long
as he did.
He had suffered from
heart trouble for a long time.
The deceased was born February
18, 1844 at Toronto, Canada.
moved to Iowa with Ills parents in
1857 and later went to Missouri. In
1873 he was on«* of tho first settlors
In Barber county, Kansas, where lie
engaged in the cattle business. I ater
he entered the dry goods business In
M<*dicine Lodge, Kansas. In 1866 lie
was married to Miss llllla S. Allen,
lie Is survived by Mrs. Dark and two
daughters, Mrs. Sticklaml of Medicine
Lodge, Kansas, and Miss Daisy Dark
of this city, and two sisters and three
Tho funeral was conduct
ed from tho bom«* Tin- day after
MAY BE STREPTN CIM 4 1 S
Hehool Cliildren of <'«Hjullle «Jiiaiaii-
iined for Throat Trouble.
Coquille, Jan. 18 School children
of the city are suffering with a throat
trouble which has affected quite a
number. The disease Is not diphth
eria as some feared but a number ot
houses where cases exist have be«*n
quarantined as a matter of precaution
and to quiet any feeling of alarm
It Is probable the disease Is strep-
tycoccus, an epidemic which passed
through Idaho and Eastern Oregon
about a year ago. It is said to be
contagious and frequently leaves the
patient with III effects.
Mrs. J. F. Van Leuven has been
Arthur P. Sweet and wife have quite III at their ranch on Bear Creek.
moved to the big Sweet ranch at Lam A physician was summoned there
last eve nlng
pa where they will take charge.
BOYS! DON’T SHOOT ROBINS
Shooting robins appears to be a
favorite pastime among the small
boys of the city at present. With
the use of the sling shot they arc
killing and maiming the harmloss lit
tle creatures just to satisfy their de
sire for amusement.
The robins come here by the thous
ands every winter, finding this an
Ideal climate for then». The pres
ent year has been a little more se
vere than usual and feed and water
has been scare« therefore the birds
are quite tame and can be found by
the score in every back yard, looking
There Is a Federal law protecting
these birds, which provides for a
heavy fine. Several days ago a num
ber of foreigners near Portland were
arrested and fined for killing robins
and they were given ths limit. The
same thing will occur here If the boys
continue their deplorable practice.
All over the state the slogan is go
ing out "Feed the Birds.” In Bandon
this should be "Feed and Protect tho
Birds," and every mother and father
should see that the children Inst* ad
of molesting the little beauties will
feed and be kind to them. They ab
solutely do no harm, but kill more
worms and bugs than all the patent
sprays, and Insecticides that can be
The robins now wintering in this
section are what Is commonly known
as the "Alaskan robin." differing ma
terially as to color from tho robins
of the eastern and southern states.
Their breasts are of a light brown in
color in contrast to the brilliant rad
ish brown of the eastern bird, while
the upper part of their bodies more
closely resembles that of the lark.
In general appearance, too. the local
bird s«*ema more pert and quicker in