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THE COOS BAY TIMES, MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1907.
ROBERTS PAYORS A CENTRAL BANK
'6. Sft A
Former Director of United
States Mint Makes an Im
AN AID TO NATIONAL BANKS
Plan AVould lo to Make Government
Institution Supplementary to
Present Syeleni Present
Laws Cause Panic.
CHICAGO, Doc. 15. George E.
Roberts, former director of tho
United States Mint, now president of
tho Commercial National Dank of
Chicago, in addressing tho Men's
Club of St. Luke's Episcopal Church
of Evanston, announced ho was
heartily in favor of the establishment
of a central government bank.
"The time has come," ho said,
"when the United States must fol
low the example of every other im
portant country of the world and
establish a governmental bank. It
should bo one not antagonistic to the
existing national banks, but supple
mentary to their system, as their
crowning head, with Its capital ap
portioned among tho six thousand
national banks according to their
capital. The benefits that would ac
crue to tho country from such an in
stitution cannot be estimated."
Mr. Roberts placed the blame for
the present panic upon the lack of
any legal provision for a sudden in
crease in the supply of currency.
"I suppose it is too much to hope
for any competent and efficient cur
rency legislation by the next Con
gress," he continued. "It is a largo
and'eumbersome body, and when you
consider that there is much difference
of opinion among bankers on the sub
ject, it is no wonder that the Con
gressmen are confused."
Captain Magenn Declares No
Truth in Report of Change
Ninety Men Entombed Alive
and Many Will Meet
FOR THE COAST
Backbone of American Navy
Sails on Trip Around
RESULT OF EXPLOSION
HAIL THE GLAD TIDINGS
(By Associated Press)
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1C News
of tho departure of the battleship
fleet "was received with enthusiastic
demonstration In every port on the
coast from San Diego to Seattle.
COMPANY WILL RESUME
Benson Co. Will Start Up All Its
Camps Along the Columbia
PORTLAND, Dec. 1C. After be
ing shut down for several weeks, the
S. Benson Logging Company, owner
of vast tracts of timber along the
Columbia river in tho vicinity of
Clatskanle, is making arrangements
to resume operations in tho logging
camps. According to present plans
work is to bo resumed early next
month, and not later than tho 15th,
and will continue in operation
through tho winter and indefinitely.
In one of tho fastest trips of the
season the Breakwater arrived in the
harbor this morning with G4 first
class passengers, twenty steerage
passengers, and 5C0 tons of freight,
from Portland. Sho made the dist
ance from wharf to wharf without
incident in a few minutes over 24
hours, after being delayed several
hours by fog on the Columbia river
Saturday night. Captain Magenn
was interviewed and was Indignant
over the report of his resignation as
commander of the craft. He said:
"There is no foundation whatever
for such a report and I have not the
remotest idea where the idea start
ed. In any caso I would not resign
without giving the company good no
tice, but I have no intention of doing
so. So far as I know tho company
Is thoroughly satisfied with my work
and has no intention of asking my
resignation or firing me. The re
port of a change has caused mo great
annoyance and Innumerable ques
tions, and I would like to know
where such a report came from.
There is absolutely no truth in it
List of Passengers.
Mrs. J. E. Johnson, Miss Johnson,
W. J. Hlnch, F. Eddlson, E. Thoomer,
Mr. and Mrs. Scott, Miss Scott, Miss
S. Scott, Chas. Leugart, Sam Nass,
W. J. Payet, A. Engquist, I. Ketch,
J. Pltka, B. O. E. Wilde, E. Lllybird,
J. B. Gabel, Miss Richards, Mrs.
Mott, Mrs. Reed, Miss Reed, Mrs. A.
J. Reed, D. L. Boyle, Capt. Conrad,
Geo. Everett, J. Merchant, S. Perkins,
II. Woddy, Mrs. Agnew, J. R. Mc
Donald, Mrs. E. A. May, Geo. West-
lake, J. Wyhorn, C. D. Smith, Geo.
Palmer, B. Zentz, H. E. Reynolds,
Mrs. Tupper, J. A. Reed, Mrs. Mc-
Dougall, A. McDougall, Mrs. Critten
den, C. A. Dlller, Mrs. Holmes, C. J.
Doyle, R. Tucker, Geo. Smallwood, F.
Nelson, D. Kinney, Miss Anderson,
Miss E. Anderson, Mrs. Oren, Arthur
Oren and Maid, Mrs. Wiley, J. E.
Davis, J. R. McDonald, Miss Childs,
Mrs. Collins, Miss Collins, Miss
Griffith, S. A. Landis, M. Mohler, and
Feared Tiint Between Sixty and
Seventy Will Never Conic Out
Alive Latest News From Aw
REVIEWED BY PRESIDENT
With Hauliers Flying and Guns Doom
ing the Great White Ships Sail
On Their Mission of Peace.
CAPTAIN PETERSON LOST HIS ROLL
Judge Hall Receives Word
From Salem That More
Holidays Were Skipped.
(By Associated Press)
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Dec. 1G.
An explosion, possibly of dust took
place in No. 1 mine in tho Yolande
Coal and Coke company, at Yolande,
35 miles from Birmingham, today.
Ninety men reported for work. An
hour after tho explosion 14 men had
crawled from the mine, all burned.
Reports from th3 scene of accident
vary as to tho number of men in tho
mine and whether they will be dead.
The number is placed between GO
and 70 while officers of tho mine
hopo against tho worst, little hope
Is expressed that many will get out
. (By Associated Press)
t CAPE HENRY, Va., Dec. 1U.
PORTLAND BANKS AGAIN
ON A SPEC MSIS
ter passing in review of President
Roosevelt on board tho yacht May
Flower at 11:15 this morning, the
backbone of the American Navy, con
sisting of 1G first class battleships,
under command of Rear Admiral
Robley E. Evans, set sail today for
the Pacific ocean. Parading in re
view of tho president and salut'.ng as
they went, tho stately white vessels
passed out of the famous old Virginia
capes shortly after noon and disap
peared over the southern horizon,
leaving in the wake filmy columns of
black smoke, the last vessels of war
took their departure.
Master of Burned Sotoyome
Suffers Serious Personal
GOLD WATCH IS ALSO GONE
Drops Valuables While Scrambling
Into One of the Boats When
Crew Deserts the Doomed
End of Holidays Finds Business in
Roso City Once More Normal
No Excitement Evident.
(By Associated Press)
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1G. With
the conclusion of the holiday period
today Portland banks formally re
sumed currency payments. Although
they have been, to all Intents and
pastlen days, there was no run on
any of the banks, and reopening of
public offices and courts for business
was marked by no unusual incidents.
ANOTHER KANSAN CITY
BANK IS REOPENED
Good Times Continue To Bo Good
Mcdicino for tho Financiers Af
fairs ' Again Normal.
CONGRESS WILL ADJOURN.
(By Associated Press)
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 1G. The
Union Avenue Bank of Commerce,
one of tho small banks affiliated with
the National Bank of Commerce
which closed when the parent Insti
tution failed, resumed business to
day. With the opening of this bank
all banks affected by the National
Bank of Commerce failure have now
Word was received by Judge Hall
this morning from Stato Secretary
F. W. Benson, of Salem, that the
"governor's little joke" of two less
holidays in reality numbers three
days. Ho states that December 5,
G, and 7 were not legal holidays,
which makes things half as bad again
for numerous law cases which are
effected by tho lapse which shows
prospects of causing much trouble.
Local lawyers believe that it will
be ausolutely necessary to call a
special session of tho stato legislature
to pas3 a bill making it unlawful to
take advantage of the three legal
days which are missing in legal pro
cedures. Unless some such measure
is taken there will be an Indefinite
stringing out of cases upon which
the three days have had a dlsaster
ous effect. Tho only means to
straighten matters out, they believe,
is to pass a bill making the three
days null and void in regard to tho
law, so that endless conflicts in court
circles may be averted.
The passing of tho holidays, which
ended Sunday, has resulted in much
rejoycing among the men of law In
Marshfield, who have had a prolonged
period of Inactivity duriog their en
forced idleness. They are in hopes
that there will bo no need for a repl-
tition of the holidays, which does not
seem likely, as they have born the
brunt of the quiet spell resulting
from the inaction.
News has reached Coos Bay that
Captain Peterson of the power
schooner Sotoyome, that was burned
to waters edge off Humboldt bar
while bound from Bandon to San
Francisco with a cargo of lumber,
has arrived in tho Golden Gate city..
In addition to the loss of his boat tho.
Captain also sustained a serious per
sonal loss in dropping a pocket book
containing $200.00 cash and also his
gold watch while scrambling lute,
one of the boats after it was lowered!
from tho burning vessel.
Captain Peterson states that tho
fire which destroyed the Sotoyomet
broke out in tho engine room. For
more than an hour all hands on
board fought desperately to subduo
the flames, but their efforts wero ot
no avail. All took to the boats and
were later picked up by tho steamor
Tho hull of tho Sotoyomo still re
mains drifting about In tho vicinity
of Humboldt a menaco to navigation
Four New Red lints For Prominent
Catholic Churchmen Aro An
nounced Honor for Two
IS IN FINE SHAPE
Captain of Tug Hunter Optimistic
Over Umpqua River Port.
Tniron Fninial Action on tho Regular
Christmas Holiday Recess.
1 (By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 1G.
The House today passed a concurrent
resolution providing for an adjourn
ment from next Saturday until Janu
, HIS PEN IN HAND.
The tug Hunter, of Gardiner, ar
rived in Coos Bay last night in charge
of Captain L. Cristensen with a load
of freight and will return to the
Umpqua river tomorrow morning
with a load of freight from this
point. Sho has been at tho Alliance
dock during the day and will pro
ceed to Empire this evening. The
tug belongs to tho Gardiner Mill com
pany nnd operates on tho Umpqua
"Tho company now has six boats
carrying lumber from Gardiner to
poinU down the coast," said Captain
Christensen. "Tho 4-masted schoon
er Caroline left out yesterday
a cargo of G00.000 feet of lumber
for California points. Tho mill is
turning out as much lumber as pos
sible and present conditions else
where have in no way affected tho
operations of tho mill or Gardiner.
Everything is humming along in fine
shape and tho Umpqua is becomming
an important shipping point. There
is 18 feet of water on tho bar and
ships have little trouble In tho pass
ago one way or another."
Roosevelt Reiterates Declara
tion That He Will Not Ac
WILL NOT CHANGE VIEWS
Statement Issued From White House
Definitely Settles ull Third Term
Talk for tho Present.
States His Hcnsons for Withdrawing
Bristol's Nnnio From
WASHINGTON. Dec. 1G. Attor
ney General Bonapart, In connection
with tho withdrawal of United States
Attorney W. C. Briston's name from
the Senate, sent the following letter
to Senator Fulton:
"I regret to ho compelled to say
tnai, in vjuw ui io -w
tory nature of tho conduct of United
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Bristol, of Oregon, in relation to
land-fraud prosecutions pending in
that district, and of his delay in act
ing upon instructions of tho depart
mont. and of the terms of a certain
telegram addressed by him to the
Attorney-Goneral of tho Department
of Justice, has been compelled to
recommend to tho President tho
withdrawal of Mr. Bristol's nomina
tion from tho Senate.
I am directed by the President to
advise you of this action in with
drawing the nomination in accord
on with the department's recom-
mnndntlon. and also that ho desires
to nominate a new United States At
torney as soon as possible.
Peerless Leader Will Again Be
Nominee of Democratic
DENVER GETS CONVENTION
Democrats Meet in Colorado Capital
June? to Choose Nebraskan
for Standard Bearer.
(By Associated Press)
ROME, Dec. 1G. Pope Pius X to
day declared a secret consistory at
which was created four now cardin
als and several bishops. Tho now
cardinals aro Monsignor Pietro Gas
pares, Monslgnor Delal, Monsignor
Ludovlc Henry Lucon and Monsignor
Paul Pelrro Andrlou. Tho Pope de
livered an address in which ho mado
reforeco to tho persecution of the
redeemer and said his church had
been attacked from all sides. Thoso
who should safeguard tho laws of
the church had trampled on thorn.
Ho complained at tile modernist
nronocanda. During tho conBistory
the pope announced tho appointment
of Monsignor Kennedy, a recluse or
tho American collego hero to bo
Titular Archbishop of Adrlanopolis,
and Monsignor Dennis O'Connell,
rector of tho Catholic University "of
Washington, to bo Titular Arch
bishop of Sebasto.
Fraternal Order of Eagles In
Local Acrlo In Sympathy "With Agi
tation for tho Preservation ot
Living Emblem of Ameri
WASHINGTON. Dec. 1G.
President Roosevelt has issued
the following statement:
"On the night after election I
mado tho following announce-
" 'I am deeply sensible to tho
honor done me by the American
people in thus-expressing their
confidence In what I have done
and tried to do. I appreciate to
tho full tho solemn responslbll-
ity this confidence Imposes upon
me, and I shall do all that in
my power lies not to forfeit it.
On tho forth of March next I
shall have served three and a
half years, and this three-ana a
half years constitute my first
term. Tho wiso custom which
limits the President to two t
terms regards tho substanco and
not the form, and under no clr-
cumstances will I bo a candl-
date for or accept another nom-
"I have not changed and suau
not change tho decision thus an-
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15.
Tho National Democrat com-
mltteo decided to hold their
next National convention in
Now that the Democrat Na-
tlonal committee, has selected
preliminaries of tho coming
Convention, the principal topic
amonc the minority party con-
gressmen and politjclans re-
lates to presidential ana vice
That Bryan will bo tho stand-
ard bearer In the uext campaign
is generally admitted in Wash-
ington political circles. Nebrask-
ans concur in thls with tho fa-
tallstlc air of one who says:
"What Is to be, will b ."
WILL START FRUIT
COLONY AT MEDF0RD
Thousand-Acre Tract to Bo Cut Up
Into Home-Acres, Planted and
Aro You Going?
To Eckhoff Hall Saturday, Do
comber 21. Cash prize masquerade.
If you like good things to eat
call at Corthell's today. See ad.
MEDFORD, Or., Dec. 1G. Messrs.
A. D. Bowon, J. B. Brewster and Dr.
Clydo A. Payne, of San Francisco
havo bought tho B. F. Myor place,
lvlm: along Bear creek near Talent,
comprising 1,000 acres, and havo or
ganized a company to plant It to fruit
and colonize It In small tracts. Tho
purchaso prlco Is $50,000. Tho
Roguo Rlvor Valley Orchard company
has been organized at San Francisco,
and. Incorporated under tho laws ot
California with $200,000 capital. Mr.
Bowon was formorly a newspaper
man and was editor and manager of
tho Portland Evening Tologram. Ho
afterwards founded tho Portland
Tho following press dispatch re
cently sent from Spokano marks the
Inauguration of a movomont that will
becomo national In Its scope:
SPOKANE. Wash,, Dec. 14. A
movoment to provont tho extinction
of tho American eaglo has been start
ed by Del Cary Smith, twice grand
worthy president of tho Fraternal
Order of Eagles, which numbera
about 300,000 members. Mr. Smith
has Issued an address to members of
this order, calling for legislation to.
forbid tho wearing of eagles' claws
or any emblem which involves the.
death of tho bird. Ho also advocates
freeing tho eagles now confined in
cages at parks and other resorts, and
counsels tho members of tho oraer
to support for public office only those,
who will favor tho preservation ot
tho living omblom of American freedom.
T. J. Lowls, Worthy President ot
Marshfield Aerlo No. 538 F. O. E in
an Interview with a Times reporter
stated whllo tho local lodge had tak
en no official action on this mattor
they wore In hearty sympathy with
tho sentiment expressed thoroln.
"Thero aro a number of bald headed
eagles around Coos nay and while,
sonio of tho mombers of tho Marsh
Hold Aerie aro desirous of securing a
real specimen of -tho omblom of tho
order it has gofiorally boon mado
manifest that any momber killing or
inducing anothor to kill ono would
not recelvo very kindly treatment
from his fraternal brothers. Tho
rosult of this has been that tho Bplrlt
of protection for tho American eaglo
lias already been dovolopod withia
tho Marshfield Aorio. I am pleased;
to know that it Is to becomo a fea
ture of our order and our local Aerlo
will doubtless tako action on tho maU
ter when tho time comes."
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