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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFIELD, OREGON, SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 1007.
POLICE ARE TO
Eighteen Inches In Colorado During
Storm of the Past
That End of the San Francisco Munici
pality Will Be Investigated By
San Francisco, April 20. Captain
of Police John Mooncy, of the Bush
street station, appeared before the
grand jury today to substantiate his
sensational charges recently made
that houses of 111 repute, saloons and
the redllght vice generally, since the
fire had been flourishing In his dis
trict by the protection of his superior
offlcers, Chief Dinan in particular.
Charges of Insubordination have
been preferred against Mooney by
Dinan as the result of the former's
public declaration. The calling of
Mooney to the stand is looked upon
as the first step In an Investigation
of the police department, which
graft instigators promise shall be ex
haustive ,and productive of results.
After Mooney's examination Heney
refused to make a statement regard
ing the strength of Mooney's state
ment. Several other policemen are
scheduled for appearance before the
grand jury. A subpoena Is outstand-
Uy Private Subscriptions Two Thou
sand Dollars Will Dc liaised
for the Work.
The Improvement of the road be
tween here and Roseburg is almost
a certalntyvand will probably be ac
complished in the next few months.
A plan is on foot now to raise by pri
vate subscription $2,000 for the im
provement of the road in Coos
county, and after this sum has been
raised the county will be asked to
raise $4,000 to help out. The
Douglas county part of the road will
probably be improved soon also.
In fact it is known that the people
of Douglas county are almost as
anxious to see the road improved as
are the residents of Coos county.
ALCOHOL AS A BY-PRODUCT
Surplus Farm Crop Might Be Dena
tured With Great Profit.
Ask the western or eastern farmer
and he will tell you that 200 bushels
Is not an unusual crop of potatoes
to the acre on many of the nation's
potato patches. This quantity will
furnish fully fifty gallons of alcohol.
The country's potato harvest reach
es In an average year 250,000,000
bushels. A bushel of ordinary field
corn such as Is grown on the 1,000
acre and 10,000-acre fields of Kan
sas, Missouri and Iowa will yield Ave
gallons of spirits by modern distilla
tion. Allowing but four gallons to the
bushel for the sake of argument, the
national crop of this cerel would pro
duce the enormous quantity of 10,
000,000 gallons alone.
While we call the raising of sugar
beets one of our infant industries
and have only begun their cultiva
tion, we have the waste product of
200,000 tons for raw material for our
spirit. The cane fields of Louisiana
alone would contribute every drop of
alcohol needed in the southland for
light, power and other purposes.
Figures Seem Incredible.
Of course, It is preposterous to
suppose that all of our potatoes or
corn or any other staple will be con
verted into nclohol, but In a "big
crop" year, when corn, for example,
goes begging at 30 or 35 cents a,
ushel, there Is an opportunity to j
turn it into something which will i
mnko It worth perhaps double Its
value In the original form. j
There will be no need of burning,
it in the stove because it is cheaper
than buying coal, as has been done
many times on the prairies. The,
manufacture of alcohol thus creates
a new source of consumption for
somo of our leading surplus crops,
ing for Former Police Commissioner
Alexander O'Grady, whom the prose
cution has ums far failed to find.
According to his wife O'Grady is in
rteno on a iip for business and
health. She said he expects to re
turn Monday. Campbell, Matson
and Drew and John J. Barrett, who
will defend Schmltz, today filed in
the supreme court a brief support
ing Ruef's contention in his applica
tion for a release on habeas corpus,
that pending the trial It Is In viola
tion of the state constitution to keep
a prisoner Incarcerated unless
charged with an offense the punish
ment for which is death. The Schmltz
attorneys filed this brief as "Amid
curiae," that is, friends of the court
hoping the decision in behalf of Ruet
will stand their own client in good
stead when the trial comes on.
Ruef's trial, which was adjourned
Friday on account of Ach's, illness,
will be resumed Monday.
Pacific Const League.
San Francisco, April 20.
Portland, 2; Oakland, 5.
Seattle, April 20 Seattle, 0;
which should be a valve of the ut
most Importance in regulating pro
duction and in maintaining prices.
Yes, these figures seem incredible,
for the reason that we have consid
ered alcohol as a rare, a costly com
modity, but before congress decided
upon its release from bondage com
mittees obtained convincing testi
mony that the spirit Is not merely
one of the most useful servants of
humanity, but one of the most easily
Alcohol Less Costly.
We remember that the farmer
lighted his home with spirit lamps.
Why did he not use kerosene. Be
cause the spirit gave him more ill
umination for less money. In recent
years the gas mantle has become pop
ular because of the light It affords
for reading. A versatile Frenchman
discovered that the mantle can be
utilized with an alcohol burner. A
gallon of alcohol Is sufficient to keep
it burning 1,475 hours, supposing
that each hour It furnished a light
equal to that of one candle.
A modern lamp, burning the high
est grade of kerosene, requires one
gallon to burn 783 candle-power, as
the expert terms It. Therefore a gal
lon of spirit will furnish nearly twice
as much illumination as kerosene.
In fact, if It sold at 31 cents a gallon
It would be more economical to use
than kerosene at 15 cents a gallon.
II. M. Tuttle Gets Large Shipment for
Water Pipe Plant.
H. M. Tuttle received on the
Breakwater Friday a heavy shipment
of sheet steel and machinery to be
used In his new plant to be erected
for the purpose of making water
pipe. At present Mr. Tuttle will
have his plant in the Marshfield
Water company's warehouse. A new
building will be constructed as soon
as he can get around to It.
HERE FROM BAKER CITY.
Capitalist Looking for Investment
and Possible Location.
J. O. Bodinson, a capitalist of
Baker City, Is in Marshfield looking
around with a view of locating here,
or at least investing if he finds prop
erty to his liking. Mr. Bodlnsin Is
making himself thoroughly acquaint
ed with the local conditions.
Mercury Bcraks All Previous Records
of Last Year Excepting
WOULD NOT SUSPECT
Unless One Had Spent One or More
Summers In the Coos Buy
Highest 81 degrees
Lowest 42 degrees
(1 p. in 71! degrees
It will seem strange to a great
many persons who have not lived on
Coos Bay during the summer months
to learn that yesterday, when the
temperature reached 81 in the shade,
was within one degree of the warm
est day experienced last year.
During the first two or three days
in July last year the mercury reached
81 degrees, which was the highest
it went up until in October, when the
hottest day was registered, being 82
Odd Follows Arrange for Annlver-i
sary of Organization.
The Odd Fellows' lodge will cele-,
brate its annual anniversary Fri
day evening in their hall, by having
a social, and serving a banquet in
The Rebekahs will also bo In at
tendance and about 200 persons will
bo present. The Irish orchestra has
been secured to furnishmjisic. fo,ri
The local lodge has about 150
members In good standing, and the
Rebekahs have In the neighborhood
Here From Mexico.
Arthur McKeown and wife of Old
Mexico are In the city with a view
of locating permanently. Mr. Mc
Keown has been In the mining busi
ness In Mexico for some years, but
is as yet undecided as to just what
he will do on the bay.
JOHN PREUSS BETTER.
Will Sooii 'Bo Able to Leave, the
John Preuss, who has been seri
ously ill for some time in the Marsh
field General hospital, Is much 'Imr'
proved, and is expected to be able
to leave that Institution today.
GETS A GOOD JOB.
John F. Stevens of Canal Funic Em
ployed for Big Work.
Washington, April 20. John F.
Stevens, formerly chief engineer of
the Panama canal, is to be employed
by one of the largest eastern rail
roads to make a physical valuation
of Its property. Stevens declined to
night to name the railroad with
which he Is to become affiliated.
Will Take No Coal.
The Breakwater will not receive
a cargo of coal on her next trip on
account of the accident at the Libby
mine, but instead a general cargo
will be arranged, so she will not have
to lay over a trip.
SIX RECORDS BROKEN
AT BERKELEY MEET
Berkeley, Cal., April 20. Six new
intercollegiate records were estab
lished in the annual field meet be
tween California and Stanford today.
Stanford won the day by a final score
of G5 points td 57. Fred Lanagan
.(Stanford) after winning the pole
vault at 11 feet 11 Inches, tried
for the world's record, clearing the
bar at 12 feet and four inches, which
is of an inch lower than the rec
ord. Three Intercollegiate records
were broken by each college.
FREEZING IS EXPECTED
Tonight but Snow on the Ground
Protects the Vegetation
Denver, Colo., April 20. Accord
ing to the local weather bureau's
measurement 18 Inches of snow fell
nere uuring me siorm wnicn swept
over Colorado yesterday and part, of
today. Freezing weather Is antici
pated tonight, but little damage is
anticipated, as vegetation is covered
with Bnow. Half a million dollars
damage Is estimated to fruit trees
In the Arkansas valley, but it is
thought the larger fruit raising dis
tricts have escaped great harm.
ELECTRICITY -AS ANESTHETICS
French Inventor Prefers It to Ether
Paris, April 20. Professor Le Due
of the Medical College of Nantes has
perfected a method of anesthetization
by electricity. He sends a mild elec
tric current through the body, which
so perfectly lulls the sensory nerves
that any surgical operation can be
performed without the patient feel
ing the pain.
Le Due claims that his method
produces anesthetization as deep as
that of chloroform or ether, has none
of the dangers of chloroform, and Is
much more conveniently used than
ether. Besides, the patient revives
from it in a stronger condition than
from chloroform and ether.
Aigw dav.s a8 Le Due himself
submitted to "a "test of his discovery
before many of his colleagues, who
seemed much Impressed by the re
sults. MURDERED IN OWN PLACE.
Llinu, Ohio, Man Is Killed by Rob
bers Who Rifle Place.
Lima, Ohio, April 20. W. E. Legg
was shot and killed In his meat mar
ket in the suburbs of Sydney, south
of this city, late tonight. Two
strangers entered his store and
while one covered Legge the other
proceeded to rifle the cash drawer.
Legg made an effort to secure the
pistol and the man with the gun shot
him four times. The robbers secured
Horseman Dies, t
Bakersfleld, April 20. Charles
Kerr, a well known breeder and
horse raiser, died tonight after an
Homo From Visit.
James Flanagan, wife and son re-
.urned from San Francisco on the
Breakwater after quite an extensive
visit. The infant child of the family
will not be brought to the city until
NEWSPAPER OFFICE BURNS.
t- Seattle, April 20. The plant
of the Seattle Daily Star was
burned to the ground nt a late
Dmamlet, of California, clipped 4
seconds off the mile run. The time
was four minutes and 33 2-5 seconds.
Crowles, of California, established a
new record in the high hurdles. His
time was 15.4 seconds. Nash, of
Stanford, knocked 10 2-5 seconds j
from the record for two miles. Time,
10 minutes, 10 3-5 seconds. Hall, of
California, cleared the bar in the
high Jump at 6 H feet. The mile re-
lay was won by Stanford In 3 mln-
utes 19 1-5 seconds,
and was the
sixth record broken.
Robbers Blow Open the Safe In an Ok
lahoma Concern and Whole Town
Is Awakened and Gives
Norman, Okla., April 20. The safe in the State Bank ut Agra, in
Lincoln county, was blown open with dynamite this morning. About $100
was stolen. The robbers entered the town on horseback. The towns
people were awakened by (he explosion mid n running fight ensued. The
bank building was wrecked. A pos.se is hunting the robbers.
WHITE R1BBONER GONE.
Dunkirk, N.Y., April 20.
Mrs. Esther McNeill, founder of
the Woman's Christian Temper-
unce Union, and first president
of the organization, died at her
home in Fredonla tonight, aged 4
TATTOOING AMONG SEAMEN
Strange Designs nnd Pictures With
Which Bodies Are Decornted.
Tottoolng is an almost universal
rule among sailors. The young men
who enter the service see the designs
on the older ones and believe they
are not real sailors until they have
been decorated. The older men have
formed a habit of patronizing every
tatta worker who seeks employment
and-gradually they acquire and keep
acquiring a varied collection of work.
Some sailors have thelrb.odleslalmost
covered with designs that have un
dergone the most severe pain In or
der to "show up" as good a collection
as some other Jack Tar. The de
signs run from snakes and anchors to
pictures of the crucifixion, the last of
which seems to be a particular favor
ite with tatoo workers of some Cath
In spite of the fact that the Ink Is
Introduced far under the skin and
produces wounds that take weeks in
healing, It is said that few serious
results are experienced. One man
who was formerly aboard a navy
cutter had a design of a snake which
coiled overalls body from head to
Snake Coiled Around Body.
The body of the snake was two
Inches wide nnd It was wrapped
around the man's body almost like a
coat. The work required several
weeks, the tattoo worker charging so
much a day for his work. When it
was finished the sailor's body was
covered with sores and he was com
pelled to go to the hospital until the
wounds could heal and scale off. Al
though the design covered almost the
entire body, the sailor recovered and
was soon in his former good health.
Pictures of the crucifixion or mere
ly a crucifix are occasionally designed
'on the breast or back. One of the
most elaborate designs of this nature
was on a. sailor aboard the man-o'-wars-man's
boat. It consisted of six
pictures representing the scenes im
mediately preceding the crucifixion.
The pictures were done in colors and
by a skilled artist who portrayel
faithfully, even the facial expression.
Besides snakes and other reptlle3,
butterflies anl small insects are pop
ular designs among the sailors. Some
of them have these small marks
scattered over the entire body until
the general impression suggests the
spots of a leopard. The United States
coat of arms, flags and the American
eagle are also favorites, and foreign
tattoo workers have made a careful
study of these designs for which
there is such demand.
AVoinen Often Tnttooed.
No matter how much tattoo work i
a sailor has'on his body there Is in-
variably some design suggesting hls
native country, and these are usually
displayed In a prominent place.
Certain Japanese and Chinese tat-1
too workers of the far east have per- j
fected designs of Chinese women that
are popular, but their drawings of j
the American woman are invariably
bad. The workers do not seem to
catch the facial expression of the
American woman and the faces they
draw are hideous.
It Is an Interesting fact that wo
men display the same penchant for
tatoolng as men. There are many
wives of officers afld yacht owners
who put up In foreign ports and send
for a tattoo worker immediately and
have design after design drawn on
their fair skin. Their tasto runs
particularly to butterflies and small
birds, although many of them are
fond of chameleons and lizards. Fre
quently the same tattoo worker who
has been employed by the sailor of a
ship performs the same work of art
for one of the offlcers wives. The de
sire for the colored designs seems to
follow the ship and It seizes men and
HERE FROM PORTLAND.
Charles M. Hemphill and PhU Harris
in the City.
Charles Ms Hemphill and Mr.
Phil Harris' of Portland who are in
terested in the towns of South Har
bor" are"reglstered at the Central
Mr. Hemphill and Mr. Harris are
here to assist In the opening of the
streets of the new town hnd looking
after manufacturers who desire loca
tions on the water front of South
These gentlemen as welll as
others who are Interested in South
Harbor are well pleased with the
new town and hope to see It soon
They are very hopeful of the fu
ture of the Bay and tho promoting a
new town, their Interest for tho
whole country Is well expressed by
the fact that they are willing to see
the Greater Coos Bay grow to take
in South Harbor which lies Just be
low the new C. A. Smith Mill on
NAVY TO RACE ON THE HUDSON
First Time in Years Middies Have
Had This Chance.
Washington, April 20. Secretary
Metcalf has given his consent to the
participation of a crew of midship
men In the Intercolloglate rowing
races to take place at Poughkeeqsle,
N. Y., June 26. This will be the
first time In many years that the
middles have had an opportunity to
match their strength and skill (out
side of their own waters) against the
aquatic material of the great colleges
and universities, and Is, In a way, a
return to the old traditions, when
the naval academy sent forth the
winning amateur crews of the coun
try. SUICIDE IS FEARED.,
Clothing of Prominent Labor Man
Found on River Bank.
Cairo, 111., April 20. A coat and
vest belonging to P. H. Strowhunv
general organizer for tho American
Federation of Labor, was found to
day on the Mississippi river bank.
A search is being made. It Is tho
belief tnat while delirious he jumped
Into the river.
The weather forecast for to-
day is as follows: Oregon,
Washington and Idaho, fair.
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