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FRED PASLEY, Editor.
R'EX LARGE, Businkss Manager.
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COOS BAY TIMES
THE WAlt WITH JAPAN.
npHEItE will be no war with Japan.
It would be pleasing if the sub
ject could be thus easily and briefly
disposed of. But there are many
things which indlcato that a war is
among the possibilities, and that a
large part of the Intelligent world
think It will tako place and that the
nations engaged will bo Japan and
America. As for America, there Is
no feeling toward Japan but one of
cordiality, and unless Japan declares
war and puts hersoif on record as a
very foolish little upstart, there will
be no war. There Is no cause. If
Japan should tako on hersoif the
task of whipping this country for
some fancied Insult, she will do her
self Incalculable injury with the
whole financial world. It would not
only bankrupt her, but It would In
jure her credit for many years to
come, and It is not at all likely that
sho could get civilized nations to
have any faith In the soundness of
her judgment for two or three gene
rations. It Is not probable that she
will do It. More thau this. Sho 13
well-nigh bankrupt now. In caso of
war tho most sho could hopo to do
would bo to disturb American Insu
lar dominions in tho Pacific. So far
as tho mainland Is concerned she
would bo ablo to do some damage at
first along this shore, because tho
United States has certainly loft a
large space unprotected.
Tho strip of coast lino from tho
mouth of tho Columbia to the mouth
of San Franclbco Hay has been very
much neglected. It Is not necessary
for any person to become frightened
on that account, but tho fact remains
that tho first port which Japan would
and could make on this coast, with a
view to doing damage would bo Coos
Bay. Supposo her fleet should go to
Puget Sound. Not only would slitf
bo met by tho dutcuslvo resistance
orUift-Torts, but tho fleet would bo
out of coal and would havo no baso.
Jt has been stated on protty good au
thority that Japan has nlready
plunned her course In caso war
should bo declared, and that if she
should consider any action on this
coast necessary or practical sho
would llrst of nil havo to get coal
after her long trip ncioss the Pacific,
or her ships 'would bo entirely use
less and lior dofeat would bo self
inflicted. She could not do anything
without coal. In order to proceed
against San Francisco or against
Soattlo sho would havo to "coal 'up!"
AVhero would sho do It? Sho knows
that this harbor Is entirely unpro
tected, and that sho can sail into It
without resistance. Sho knows all
about Its resources and Its capacity.
Sho knows that its coal resources aro
without limit and thnt In a very short
Umo sho could throw up fortiflcatlons
ami hold this port while sho pro
vided horsoir slth coal with which to
continue to strlko. Sho could in this
manner ostablUh a baso where sho
would Inflict upon tho Amorlcan fleet
Injuries which could novor bo im
paired and cause groat loss of life
It la a fact that this section has
from tlmo to timo boen visited by
Japauoso who havo oxamlnod It with
tho thoroughness for which thtfy aro
characteristic. Thoy know what is
tore. Tho govornmont at Toklo is
fcottor acquainted with Coos Bay and
Its coal than is the government at
Washington. That government
knows that the most vulnerable, point
of the American coast Is Coos Bay.
They know they can get here the ma
terial to fight every other city on tho
coast. Thoy know that without that
material they are powerless after
crossing the ocean. They know they
can not get coal at what must remain
the noutral ports of British Colum
bia, and that Coos Bay is the only
place on the coast of North or South
Amorlca which has it In quantity,
except British Columbia. Yet the
government of the United States does
not know all this, and if she does not
find it out until there is a war with
Jopan her information may cost many
millions of dollars. We could feel
a double assurance In the correctness
of the first paragraph of this article
If only we were able to say that
this most remarkable port of tho Pa
cific coast had not been neglected by
the government of the nation. One
thing can be said with confidence.
If there should bo a war, the most
important place along the entire
coast would be Coos Bay, because,
while the Japanese would not at
tempt an Invasion, thoy would seize
certain desirable places and make
temporary strongholds and coaling
stations of them, If they could, and
trom them they would pursue the
usual warlike policy of Inflicting
damage on tho enemy's country.
That is the reason that Coos Bay
would loom up as the most Important
port on the Pacific.
TIIK IIOTKIj PllOPOSITION.
IT is just as'woll for Coos Bay peo
ple to understand that no better
tlmo will ovor come In which to pro
vido for Itself a flrst-clas3 hotel than
tho present. The Chamber of Com
merce has done all that It can do as
a body for the purpose of getting
tho hotel established, and It Is up to
the real estate owners to come for
ward, not to give anything away, but
to aid by purchasing a small part of
tho bonds of the proposed hotel com
pany. As these bonds carry a good
rate of Intorest the purchase Is good
business and at the same time help
ful to the whole community.
It is to be hoped that no potty jeal
ousies exist In Marshfield which will
obstruct the progress which Is so
brightly promised for the near fu
ture Tho time of tho little village
potulancy and meanness which the
best of raon and women aro apt to
foster when they are Isolated to
gether in a little backwoods district,
has passed away, we hope and believe
forever. Littleness defeats Itself.
It does more. It defeats everybody
else. Marshfield novor saw brighter
and better prospects than now, and
men should all got In lino and help,
not hinder. Some mislit desire a lo
cation for the hotel in somo other
locality than tho one selected, but no
matter where It is located, it will bo
a great acquisition to all parts of thoi
bay. If there is not a first-class ho
tel put in here soon -it will be tho
peoplo's own fault.-'
Tho men who own real estate are
tho men who should take these
bonds, but tho Investment in tho
bonds will bo good, anyway. Why
should real estate men tako them?
Becauso it 13 tho real estate which
is to bo aided more than anything
elso. Tho manufacturer can get his
mon to como In bore and occupy or
dinary rooms. Ho Is not In any
Bpocinl need of hotols for his busi
ness. Tho retail dealor Is in tho
snmo shape. IIo soils to tho local
J. B. Rohr
Opposite Bear's Livery
ing, jbrriaee paint
tag elf' I
Iy Jure stoclf
Jfe al jobs.
trade. But the Jobber and real es
tate man must expect to house the
customers well and to offer them
comfortable accommodations if they
desire to do business. Tho real es
tate owner hiust keep up tho price
of his real estate by doing something
for the town. One reason why any
man Is entitled to receive a good
price for lots is becauso ho uses a
considerable part of the price in pub
lic improvements. If he does not do
it ho sells his land at a fraudulent
price. A town lot does not improve
in value by Just looking at it. A
man is not justified in charging any
more for his lot because he has just
looked at it for twenty years than
tho man who has Just looked at it
for twenty minutes. A good hotel
will Improve tho value of every lot
in town and the duty of all who own
lots Is to get busy and see that the
building, of this hotel commences
very soon. Let us bo frank. Coos
Bay has been the scene of collapsi
ble hotel propositions for several
years now. They nave come up re
peatedly and disappeared as soon.
The collapsible hotel of Bangor; tho
collapsible hotel of North Bend; the
collapsible hotel of Plat B, Sherman
avenue; the collapsible hotel of
Marshfield; the collapslblo hotel of
Plat B at water front. Don't lot
this be another collapsible hotel.
Mr. McKelllps, of North Bend, was
a Marshfield visitor yesterday.
Miss Jenny Curren was here yes
terday, accompanied by Mrs. Bur
me&ter. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Flanagan left
for Portland on the Breakwater.
is visiting for
Bclien, of Roseburg,
a short time in this
Bill Noble returned home after a
six weeks' visit ot Ten Mile.
Miss Rose Arrlngton was a city
Mrs. Joe Hodson, of Coos River,
was here yesterday.
Mrs. Win, Lawlor spent yesterday
in Marshfield. -
Mrs. Landreth, of C003 River, was
in Marshfield yesterday.
Mr. E. A. Colgan , and wife loft
hero today for tho valley where they
will spend two months visiting with
Mro. McFarland, of North Inlet,
was in Marshfield on Thursday.
Kare: One way,
iiimI trip, jd&c.
J. A. O'K
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bails tor Portland arid Aitorid? everv Thursday
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ror Ice Lreara.
Cake and pies to order.Niicnic lunches a specialty.
Second and fcUstreets.
Mrs. W. D. Smith returned home
yesterday from a visit to North Inlet.
Mr. V. Pugh, of Empire, was a
Marshfield visitor yesterday.
Miss Yoakum, of Coos River, was
in this city yesterday.
Jack McDonald, of Coos River, left
yesterday for tho camp after a few
days visit in this city.
M. S. Smith, superintendent of the
Bandon woolen mill, is In Marsh
field. Mr. D. A. Utter, of Isthmus Inlet,
is in Marshfield for medical aid.
Attorney Hammond, of Coquille,
was in Marshfield yesterday to look
after business matters.
Dr. Schoonmaker left yesterday
for a two weeks' visit in Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. George Flanagan
were passengers on the Breakwater.
They will visit Portland friends.
Major Tower came down yester
day from his summer homo on Coos
river, on his way to Empire.
Nsison Iron Works
P. E. NELSON, Prop
ler work nt Invo nrirwi
elsewhere. Do not order
work until you havo
art & Mitchell
Corner 3d & D Sts.
Bay S. S. Line
A. St. Dock
An Amounts Furnished
We repair all ti!mLMRchlnery,
Steam and OaEugJnes, GrW and Bi
cycles. l)cstf wop onippeomlty. : :
We ramimaeturc Casting? In ilm nnd
Bronze foj Raw Mills and Koggfn,-;
Camps. Wis make tho best SlitSves nmtl
Road Spool for Ioggors. - 8 : :
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you cmtlng trip;
a rail ImewSth
"Patrick Hennessey, manager of
tho Llbby coal mines, had business
matters to look after In Marshfield
Geo. Beale, of Coos River, was in
this city yesterday.
Mr. Lace, of North Bend, was hero
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CONFERENCE AT THE HAGUE
Tho Hague, July 18'. Tho sitting
of the peace conference today wub
one of tho most important, both be
cause of the interest in tho ques
tions discussed and for tho powerful
speeches . delivered. . Prominent
among the speakers was Joseph
Choato of tho United States.
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