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About Western world. (Bandon, Coos County, Or.) 1912-1983 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 26, 1918)
WHERE PRODUCTIVE SOIL AND TIDE WATER MEET
ONE LIFE IS LOST IN ACCIDENT
AT BULLARDS FERRY
Mr. and Mrs. H, M. Axtell and Two
Children Plunged Into Icy Water
as Car Was Being Driven Onto
Ferry—Heel Presses Throttle and
Car Leaps Forward.
LUMBERING, MINING, DAIRYING, STOCK RAISING
BANDON, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1918
MORE THAN THOUSAND
The Red Cross Roll Call in
Bandon district has been ans
wered by more than a thousand,
according to Miss Rodgers, local
chairman. This is considered a
very good showing in view of
tlie fact that children have not
been solicited. Tire list is not
yet c«|:iplete so it lias not been
submitted for publication.
is thought there are still some
who have not been reached, in
order to give them an oppor
tunity to sign up, tlie Roll will
be left open for signatures until
January 1, Anyone wishing to
sign is requested to call at the
Morrison millinery store, which
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May the New Year
happiness and prosperity
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FLU BAN LIFTED
City Health Officer Dr. R. V. ♦
Leep today removed the influ ♦
PORT TO GET
enza ban in Bandon and all
place» oi Amusement are in full
awing again. According to the
state health board instructions
the ban can be lifted but indivi
dual cases must be isolated in
families in which they occurr.
Other members of the family
are allowed to come and go but
not to come in contact with the
patient. The attendants must
wear a mask when in the room
with the patient.
♦ RIVERS AND HARBORS COMMIT-
TEE RECOMMENDS APPRO»
PRIATION TO CONGRESS
♦ lToject Outlined by the Port of Ban
don Involve» Expenditure of 91X9*1-
OOO in Deepening Mouth of River
2tMI f eet W Ide to 13 beat at Low
BOOKS NEEDED FOR
MEN IN HOSPITALS
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Axtell and two
Every Public Idbrary is Receiving
little daughters, Anita and Dorothy,
Station For Gifts of Reading
riding in a six-cylinder Studebaker
DIES AT ALLEUAN\
automobile, plunged into the icy
waters of the Coquille river at Bul General March Reports lss.5(i2 Dis
There are tens of thousands of
lards ferry at about 5 o’clock Sunday
charged in Week—Work
Mat Lux Suceunilm to Spanish Influ Jeff D. Tharp Succumb» to ITeart wounded htien in our army hospit als
evening. The accident caused the
Failure U hile En Route to Sjiand
enza at Marshfield—Wife Was
and every returning transport and
Christ mas With Family.
death of one of the children, Anita,
Buried Here Last Week.
hospital ship brings more thousands.
WASHINGTON Dec. 21—Demobili
who was six years old, the rest of
Many of these men will be in hos
the faP.iily being rescued by Ferry zation of the home military forces at
pitals for months, some of them for
Jeff Tharp, a well known ranch- a year or more, before they are suf
Mathias Lux, Jr., whose wife was
man Wilson assisted by several the rate of 30,000 a day, the goal set
than a month ago by the War Depart- bilried here last week as a result of er who for a number of year» had ficiently recovered to be discharged
Mr. Axtell was driving from Camp m«Tlt, has been reached if not the Spanish influenza, himself suc resided on a place north of town a- from the army.
cumbed to the dreaded diBease at long the Seven Devils road, died sud
Day. the mining camp owned by Dr. exceeded.
"These men need books. They need
General March, chief of staff, an his home in Marshfield Saturday denly of heart failure Monday while books more than they need almost
David T. Day at Whiskey Run, of
which Mr. Axtell is superintendent, nounced today that demobilization at night. He had been somewhat ini- en route to Join his family near anything else except surgical care
to Bandon. When driving onto the the home camps during the seven proved and was thought to have been Allegany to spend Christmas.
Mr. Tharp’s wife and three Child-
ferry at the north side of the river days’ period ending December 14 was out of danger when his condition be
Herbert Putnam. Librarian of Con
and while pressing his foot down on- at an average of 2 7,000 a day. al came suddenly worse and he gradual ren have been residing near All.•- gress, who is General Director of the
to one of the levers, came in contact though no men were discharged from ly sank. A five-months-old baby sur gany on a goat ranch which I the Library War Service of the American
family had recently
purchased, Library Association, thus directs at-
vives the parents.
to one of the levers, the heel of his most of the camps on Sunday.
the tention to an opportunity for service
shoe came in contact with the foot
throttle. The car suddenly sprang 14 had reached 29,903 officers and Nebraska, January 30, 1894, being 24 place on the Seven Devils road. He that is open to everyone. For the
forth and before it could be halted 188.562 men. The chief ’ of staff years, 10 months and 21 days old at was aboard the Cadillac, a Coos books that are need for our men in
had dashed across the ferry, snap said more than 900,000 men have the time of death. He came to this river beat, on his way to Allegany, hospitals and those in camps await
ped the chain guard in two, ana j been assigned for early demobiliza- community In 1912 and first resided when he took sick. The Coo» Bay ing demobilization are tho books that
are on the book shelves of almost
plunged into the river. The water , tion. including 21,000 divisional with his brother, P. A. Lux, at Park
"Mr. Tharp complained of foaling every American home.
was about 24 feet deep and the car troops. 43.000 engineers and 16.000 ersburg. He was married here to
What these men need in reading
quickly settled down and completely men of military aeronautics division Miss Bessie Jensen, a Bandon young badly Just as the boat landed, and
Many Prisoners Repatriated.
lady, and they moved to the Jensen the captain, who left the boat to get matter is good current fiction.” said
General March made public a re ranch near Denmark for a time. the mall at Allegany, returned with Dr. Putnam. "Tlie American Library
After several moments Mrs. Ax
tell, clutching the four-year-old port from General Pershing under About two years ago they moved to Mrs. Tharp, who came in from their Association lias supplied and is sup
child whom she had been holding on I date of December 15, saying at that Marshfield where Mr. Lux became en ranch to meet her husband, they plying technical and education'll
Mr Tharp dying. He lived books by the thousands to meet the
her lap, came to the surface. Their time a total of 3210 American officers gaged as porter at the Chandler found
but a short time
their insistent demands of our 'men in uni
clothing kept tlidu afloat while the
form for that class of reading matter.
swift outgoing tide carried them 1 enemy, had been released and that position to engage in more necessary
These books have to be bought, and
down tlie stream until Mr. Wilson in only a few Americans in isolated war work, taking a Job with the Coos
almost all of the funds available for
a power boat came to the rescue, in icamps remained prisoners. Red Cross Bay Shipbuilding Co. He was em-
TESTS the Associations Library War Ser
tlie meantime Mr. Axtell came to tlie I workers, allied and neutral agents. ployed there until he became ill
vice are required for the mainten
surface, He swam enough to keep the report said, are now searching for on December 17th.
Burial services were held at the State Teachers' Association (Xnn- ance of the service.
afloat until the rescue boat reached the few Americans still held prisoner
mitte« l'r<>|H>ses Plan to Rem
Every effort is being made to ar- Bandon cemetery at 11 a. ni. on
"For fiction and general literature
him. The current was so swift that
edy Conditions Shown.
we have to depend largely on gifts
it would probably have been imposs- !range for tlie delivery of mail con Tuesday, Rev. W. 8. Smith, offi-
from the public. Since last spring
ible for any of them to have reached signed to units which have been des dating.
University of Oregon, Eugene, more than three million gift books
ignated for early return, the chief
The deceased is survived by two
shore without assistance.
There was a top on the car and the of staff said. In cases where a sisters. Mrs. Carl Halker and Mrs. Dec. 21—The human race stands low. have been placed In the hands of our
four occupants were in one seat majority of the members of any unit Alvan Harker of Elwood Neb., and by est in the whole animal kingdom in soldiers and sailors. Books wear out.
which made it difficult for th«fm to have been ordered home the mail is five brothers; P. A. Lux Parkers the matter of physical fitness, accord and these books have been widely
get out while under the water. The held in tlie United States until the burg; Joint P. Lux, Portland; Oscar ing to Thomas Wood and other scattered among the camps on this
side and overseas, so now we have no
six-year-old child, who lost her life, organization arrives and a report is W. Lux, Lexington, Neb.; Harry M. authorities on the subject.
Facing this situation, the commit reserve supply of good fiction to draw
apparently clutched the «tearing made on the men left in France. Th« Lux, in the Army; Sherman T. Lux,
tee of physical preparedness of the on for the pressing need of the
wheel and hung on. Her little hands mail addressed to these men then is Montana.
Oregon State Teachers Association Is moment, which is in the hospitals
were still fast when the car was sorted out and sent across.
preparing a report to be submitted at and the demobilization camps.
Mail Service Hamper«1«!
raised and her body was removed.
the meeting in Portland next week
“Every good recent book that can
General March discloses the fact
Eye witnesses say that when the
recommending a systekn of physical be spared from anyone's personal
smaller girl came to the surface that the communication facilities
training and health inspection in the book shelf will find its way quickly
with her mother, she struck out to with the American forces in Russia,
public schools to remedy conditions into the hands of some soldiers or
swim and was paddling bravely when ¡»articularly in the Archangel area,
revealed by the Army tests made sailor who needs mental relaxation
rescued, although the mother had have been very unsatisfactory. The
during the war.
and recreation If it Is taken or sent
War Department itself lias had dif
not let go of her.
at once to the nearest public library.
Captain Robert Johnson and mem ficulty in communicating important
Aberdeen, Win., Dec. 20- Sacks of
bers of the Coast Guard crew went military instructions to the command whlskey by tlie »core and countless physique among the American people Every public library In the United
to the scene as soon as word reach er and only meager dispatches have loose bottles were hurled from the are by no means reassuring,” said Dr States Is a receiving station for Ll-
II W DeBusk, professor of secondary brary War Service and books received
ed here. They made the trip in the ctno through to this end
of the steam schooner Daisy
education in tlie university and a are forwarded as speedily as possible
General March said coast artillery docks
power boat. The crew, assisted hy
men frtkn Bullards, and Prosper, units which were being used for Army tho v easel was halted by the tor- member of the committee. "It la >s to the hospitals and demobilization
«acceded in raising the suninerge«l and corps artillery are all being re pedoboat Goldborougli with officers timated that not more than 50 per cam ps.
"There Is no better way to make
cent of the high school boys In ths
car after attempts by the crew of th“ turned to this country, but those of the law on board.
United Stale« could pass the physical a Christman gift to the men who have
Steamer May and others who had which weje serving as divisional
When the commander of tlie war
previously worked more than an artillery probably will stay abroad ship sang out to tlie skipper of tlie examination for entrance to the been wounded in our service than to
United Slates Army.
hour in attempting to bring tlie for
Daisy to stop a great ciimmotion be
It is shown In Government reporta
machine to the surface.
gan on the coaster The air was ira- that approximately 50 j>«r cent of the
COLLEGE AIDS S. A. T. <’. MEN
The body of the child was brought
mediat ly full of flying sacks of bot causes for rejection of men from th«
O. A. C. Corvallis,
to Band n and a private burial was
tled liquor. From all parts of the Army would have yielded rather
Sp««clal preparatory courses will be
Republicans Haie Big Majority in »hip the rattle of bottles was heard
held Tut 'day
easily to remedial ineasureH In child offered, this year only, to students'
Mr. Axtell states that the auto-
and the heavy sacks were seen to
army training corps men at the Col
mobi’o with which the accident hap
SALEM. Ore.. Dec. 20 —The legis- chan the gunwales and splash into hood.”
lege who ar«« lacking In the neccessary
pened was somewhat defective in the lature of Oregon will convene on the water. Tlie Goldsborough low
qualifications In English, mathemat
foot levers. It had been driven to January 13, 1919, for a session to er <1 a cutter with its crew and the
ics, physics, and elementary chSSn
Band: « from Washington, D. C , an«! last not more than 40 days, The officers of tlie law. The sailors pulled
hail nut since been overhauled.
governor is privileged to call a spec hard to get cluse enougli to seize on« I uiiMial Storm Ixvivew Ruin In Path. lstry. to enter upon degree cours«««
< olmrg ( «niter of
All who have enough high school
ial session of not to exceed 20 days, of the Hacks, which floated the of
work to enable them to enter a
at any time within the biennial peri ficers say, about two minutes before
GERMANS FEAR NEGROES
degree course, as shown by their
od. but this has seldom been done in sink ng. The pull in the choppy sea
the history of the state.
was too long, however, and none were county was visited by a mld-Western scholarship at the College, will l>e al
lowed to do so. even though a Uttle
Little legislation of importance has recovered.
cyclone last night, a real "twister" short of the number of credits re.
been forecast for the coming session,
All hands worked like Trojans.
For those who wish to pre
and nothing of a partisan nature can Chief of Police Dean states: "I never tliat tore trees off close to the q uired
ground, smashed windows and left pare for vocation« special courses in
MARSHFIELD. Ore.. — Curious well raise an issue. Seventy-nine re saw so immense a shipment of liquor ruin along Its entire path.
agriculture, commerce, engineering.
things com a out of tho war tune. publicans. nine democrats and two disposed Of With such rapidity, from
The storm struck between 8 30
Sergeant Will Goodriim writing from independents will make up the legis d««i:s, fore and aft and even from and 9 o'clock in the evening and was and pharmacy will be provided, In
view of the unexpected end of the
the front the day after the artnistice lature Prohibition will not be an tlie bridge. Grays Harbor never wit accompanied by a heavy rain Co
was signed, said his comjmny came
nessed such a booze splash as that burg. nine miles east of this city, was war and the training for it. the
College Is doing Its utmost to provide
back with German prisoners, many of | With Oregon definitely In the bone before."
api an ntly the storm center, sn<l here work for those who must make their
w hom snoke good English and had (
the cyclone could he heard approach way In whole or In part
been born in America The Germans federal prohibition amendment is ex Bandon.
ing several minute« before ft hit
have a saying that the English fight jx»cted to be made without a battle
It swept a clear path the entire
Married at I’roeper
for greed, the French for their lives
New Mining Operation«
length «if tlie’main street of the town,
The marriage of Private Gustav
and the Americans for souvenirs. ;
The Puncher Mining Co. is the snapping off telephone and electric H Johnson who Is stationed at the
which la’ter, Mr. Goodrum says, is government by doing away with
name of a newly organized co-part light poles and carrying away every- Prosper mill, and Miss Katherfn
partially true. In the fighting of the
nership that has begun mining operrv- thing loose, but did but little dam- Whitt of Prosper, took place at the
last few days Mr. Goodrum s com grouping of the duties of others. 1»
I--«' to th« buildings on either side home of Rev and Mrs A B. Reese,
pany was in reserve behind negro to be reported upon to the legislature
The cyclone also struck at Santa Monday, December 23d. Rev. Reese
creek, north of town
The men in
troops He says the Germans prefer
terested are R G. Hamm and T. E. t'lara. Just outside of Eugene, and officiating, They will make their
to see anybody save colored men
Trees 2 4 home at Prosper.
Hamm, recently of Glasglow, Mon did considerable damage
The Germans thought the consideration of this plan, which, tana. and C V Willoughby and inches in diameter were twisted off.
United States colored troops were Al
DI«* at Prosper
Walter Rodman. both
Bandon In th« home of one dairyman In that
gerians dressed in American uniforms much chance of adoption The radical They intend to operate a centrifugal section every wlnow was broken.
"Grandma” Young, mother of Mrs.
and made fast work in getting out of
Seventy-five hundredths of one Still of Prosper, died at
the 'arse number of office holders- pump and are now awaiting the ar
their wav The Germans generally affected
The funeral was
will work hard against its I rival of a Ford engine to furnish the Inch of rain, the heaviest in precipi Tuesday evening
understand that Algerians make no
They are after gold and tation during a like period recorded held this morning , No particulars
chances of success, according to po-1 ¡rawer
prisoners and don’t understand the
here this year fell during the storm. have been obtained.
meaning of Katnerade."
A project that will Involve the
expenditure of $128,000 towards the
improvtteient of the Coquille river bar
is In store for the Port of Bandon.
This amount was Included In rec
ommendations of the Congressional
Rivers and Harbors committee to
Congress the past week
it Is alto
gether probable that the committee’s
recommendations will be adopted
The project calls for the deepening
the channel between Breuer’s dock
and deep water outside. by blasting
away the rocks to a width of 200 feet
and a depth of 13 feet at low tide.
According to government charts ths
bottom of the channel Is solid rock
with many projecting points that are
a menace to navigation at some ma
sons of the year, llow ever. since
driving the piling for the Jetty
work now under way it has been
found that a hard pan exists which
might be mistaken for solid rock.
If the rock indicated on the charts
should prove to be a hard pan tho
operations would be much more in
expensive, In which case still deeper
water could be gotten on th« bar for
the money to be expended
The cost of the project would as
In all similar projects be d'vided
equally between the Port and the
Government, each appropriating $64,-
BROTHER AT BAY
Stealing about the corners in pur-
suit of ills brother who alleges he I»
crazy and who came here from San
Francisco to look after hlm J. C.
Steele today gave M. M. Steele a
merry chase through the downtown
streets, and he In turn was pursued
by Chief of Poltoo Cart«
Harmony has had no part In the
relations of the two brothers since
M. M. Steele urrlved from San Fran
cisco a few days ago to look after
his brother, who was involved In sev
eral suits. Each brother fervently
alleges the other Is Insane, but J. C.
Steele seems to be able to strike fear
Into the heart of his brother and t>
make him hasten down opposite
The last seen of M. M. Steele he
was taking a street leading to the
outHklrts of town and shortly aftrt--
wards Chief Carter returned alone, so
all was well.
Chas. 1. Regard. who Is J. C.
Steele’s attorney, has advised th«m
both to come to some sort of an un-
derstandlng and stop their fi Mlllsh
pursuing business. Coos Buy Time»
Attends Sessions at Portland
Supt. L. W. Turnbull left Wednes
day morning for Portland where he
will attend the annual meeting of
the Oregon State Teachers Associa
Because of the prevalence of
the Influenza In various parts of the
state, the President of th« Associa
tion. Dr H R. Sheldon, of the Uni
versity of Oregon, has decided that
.the general sessions and tnost of the
department section will not meet this
year. Only the City Superintendents
Section and the Executive Council
will meet. The latter Is the small
elective body which transacts all of
the official business of the Associa
A number of commitlees of
this body are to report on proposed
legislation to be brought up 1n the
coming session of the state legisla
The superintendents sort! .n
meet Saturday, and tbs
Th« Isst com
Council on Friday
mlttce meeting» before the annus!
session are scheduled for Thursday.
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WORLD HONOR ROLL
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Geo i W Gerber, Bandon.
F 1 M. Langlois, Myrtle Point.
Mildred Grainy Portland
E M. Neal. Bandon
C. A Anderson Alaska
W W Falter, Reedsport
A J Macy. Br-1«n
R H. Rosa. Bandon
H. C. Allen. Bandon
Mr». N M Davison. Bandon.
> P. A. Lui, KMdoB.