dkfljs Mmm Daily Edition USE TIMES WANT ADS Member of Associated Press. VOL. i TilE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFIELD, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1007. No. 210 PORT BLAKELEY MILLS mmt r y MARSHimD's mayor weds miss wkeman NOTHING 9 JJrilTliTL fire Started Late Last Night and This OLD SETTLER Morning the Largest IVlilliog Plant On Pacific Coast is Total Loss Mien Fight Fire to Save Home-Will Be Rebuilt (Associated Press Special to Times.) Seattle, April 23. !l n. in. A lire which broke out at 10:4." last night in the planer room of the Tort lllakeley Mill company's lumber. mill at Port lllakeley wiped out the entire plttnt, the largest lumber manu facturing establishment on the coast and one of the largest In the world, entailing a loss of between $300,000 and $."00,000. Of this 70 per cent is coveied by insurance. The Are originated from a hot box, and from the moment of discovery there was no chance to save the mill. The (lames shot up immediately, enveloping all that section of the plant. The night force was nt work at the time, and 300 men vt ere com pelled to tlee for their lives. All escaped. Helpless to check the flames in the mill proper, the men turned their attention to saving the houses In Port lllakeley, many of which were not more than 800 feet from the fire. Every ho.se in the town was pressed Into service, nnd the flames Here controlled. Within a few in I mites 200 men with 20 hose were engaged in the work. The fire boat Snoqunlmic, of Seattle, was sent for and put into service shortly after midnight, and with the AVyadda, which arrived twenty minutes later, have five two-inch streams of water playing on the flames. At this hour the mill is still burning. LARGEST ON COAST. The Port Mnkely mill opposite Seattle is the largest on the Pacific coast. The capacity is about 750,000 feet of lumber in a day of two shifts. The ten-hour capacity of tills mill compared to others follows: Feet. Port lllakeley mill 375,000 Deinpsey Lumber company 200,000 St. Paul and Tacoma Lumber Co., one mill 175,000 St. Paul and Tacoma Lumber Co., another mill 125,000 Vancouver Lumber Co., Vancouver 150,000 "II. L. Jenkins Co., ISInine, Wash 225,000 Puget Sound Milling Co., Ludllw, "Wash 225,000 Puget Sound Milling Co., Port Gnmble, AVnsh 150,000 Eastern nnd "Western, Portland 200,000 IS BURIED Funeral of Mrs. M. A. Jackson Is held Monday at Empire ONE OF THE FIRST White Settlers to Come, to Coos County and Conducted Pi oneer Hotel. CHURCH DEDICATED Members of Baptist Congregation i of Marshfield have An !m- portant Service PLACE IS IMPROVED E A BIG FLOODi: VESSEL NOT DAMAGED. "Story Comes of Heavy Snows Mountains in Eastern Oregon and Idaho. in MoJI, April 22. The Pacific Mail steamer Mongolia, which went ashore in llayatomo strait tills nioi ning, was pulled off to night and proceeded on her way. .She was not damaged. The funeral of the late Mrs. M. A. Jackson, who died Saturday, was held yesterday at 2 p. m. from the Pioneer hotel at Empire. The services were conducted by Rev. D. W. Thurston, pastor of the Baptist church of Marshfield, and were largely attend ed. The burial was at the old ceme tery at Empire. Mrs. Jackson was one of the oldest settlers. She was one of the Hy Addition of New Chairs and Gen- cral Itcmodcling of House of Worship. Dr. E. E. Straw Married to Former Res ident of This City--Affair Takes Place at Santa Rosa, CaL The dedication exercises at the ! Baptist church Sunday were carried j Dr. E. E. Straw, mayor of Marsh- ! field, and Miss Sara C. Lakeman have been married at Santa Hosa, Califor I nla. Friends of the mayor expected 1 that the event was to take place, but have not yet learned from him. The first news received was the following In the San Francisco Chronicle: ."Santa Ilosa, April IS. Mayor Edward E. Straw, of Marshfield, Ore- , gon, arrived here today for the pur pose of making Misa Sara C. Lnke mnn. nf Mountain View. f!nl.. IiIr working since last August. During ... ,. ,,,, ,, ,,, , here tomorrow morning, Rev. A. L. Burleson of the Episcopal church out exactly as planned, the pro gram being given as announced Sun day morning. The exercises were Important, Inasmuch as they marked a goal toward which the members of the church have been faithfully that time something over $1,000 has first , been raised and expended by the three white women in Coos county, church In much needed Improve- m , 4, oi co ,.. . ,. .!. .., .. .,.- . .,' .,. officiating. one Kua oi jvaia uiu, hub uuiu 111 iimjim, uiiu ui me present nine uiu Tennessee, and came to Oregon In ' church Is entirely free from debt, 1852. She lived In Jackson county which is highly complimentary for and in 1853 came to Empire, and has a church In a city of this size. lived here ever since except ten years, ' The Improvements Include the in-' when she resided In Curry county, stalling of new opera chairs through Mrs. Jackson was married twice,' but the edifice, the recovering of the first to Curtis Noble, who died In ! floor and altar with carpet and the ' 1857, and afterwards to A. J. Jack- building of a three-room addition at son, who died five years ago. , the back of the church. Of these one SUCH CONDITIONS Have Not Prevailed There During the Last Forty-seven Years. The Dalles, Ore., April 22. Each spring the same old story of high water is repeated o'er and o'er, and from the time the snows begin to melt and the streams to get out of bed until the month of June has passed, settlers all along the Snake and Columbia rivers are In constant apprehension of floods. While it is true that there is much snow in the mountains, the same con dition is said to prevail each year, and yet sicne 1894 o serious floods have occurred. The height of the waters depends upon the weather. If it should turn real warm next month and the same atmosphere pre vail all along the upper rivers, caus ing each to rise at the same time, then look out for a flood. The condition described by Mr. Kurtz, who came down from Idaho Monday, Is also referred to in the following dispatch which comes from Lewlston: "Fear Is being expressed here that the warm, showery weather of the past few days will cause the highest water ever recorded In the Snake and Clearwater rivers. The foundation! for this belief lies in the great area of accumulated snow in the Snake, and Clearwater watersheds, reaching back 250 miles Into the Bitter Hoot range, which Is reported to be rapid ly melting under the influence of the warm rains. From present indica tions spring freshets will begin ear lier this year, the usual period being the first of June. "In the Thunder Mountain district from four to fourteen feet of snow covers the ground. The Buffalo Hump mining camp is buried under 15 feet of packed snow, and other mountainous sections of central Idaho are" covered by from three to eight feet of solid snow. "Never in the history of central Idaho, extending over a period of forty-seven years, has such a condi tion prevailed as late in the spring. Unless a cold spell Intervenes this snow bids fair to go off with a rush, and should such a thing happen, Lew lston might again see rowboats pad dling on her main streets, as In the spring of 1895. "Weather reports show that the showery condition is prevailing all over the plateau, and If other sec tions of the Columbia basin are af fected by snow In the same degree as the Lewlston country, It looks as If there might be a repetition of the floods of the nineties. Within the last few days the Snake river has risen several feet, and Is now at the highest point of the year." In 1SG7 Mrs. Jackson started the room will be used by the pastor as Pioneer hotel nt Empire, which she a study, and another by the Sunday conducted until four years ago, since I school and Young People's society, which time it has been conducted as The third room will bo used as a a lodging house. , dressing room. Mrs. Jackson was the mother of In addition to the Improvements eleven children, four of whom are mentioned the church has been over dead. The survivors are Mrs. E. O. , hauled In general, two new chimneys Sanders, who was the first white , being erected, and the platforms J child born in Coos county, Mrs. Al leading from the sidewalk having Owens, William Noble, Charles Jack-, been rebuilt. In the near future the son, Andrew Jackson and George . church will be repainted and pa Jackson. I pered, ' The members of the congregation are very grateful to all those who have been so kind as to give their support by subscription and other wise. At the close of the services. , 'Sunday a collection of $110 was C. llorton, Who , taken "" According to this the wedding took place last Friday. When Dr. Straw went away he said ho would be ab sent several weeks, so the couple Is not expected back for a week at least. The young ladywhom the mayor of Marshfield has chosen for his bride is well known in this city, ns she lived hero until recently. Her homo Is at Mountain View, Cal., but for quite n while she owned and con ducted the Mnrshfleld General hos pital. A few months ago she sold LOSES IK the Institution and went to her Cali fornia home. She is a handsome young woman, and one who is hold in the highest esteem In this city. While residing hero she made a host of friends, who will be delighted that she is to return hero to live. Everybody In Marshfield knows Dr. Straw. He Is a native of Mis souri and attended college and gained his professional education hi the east and came to Marshfield to practice. While a comparative now comer, ho was at the last city elec tion chosen for innyor. Hd has taken a deep interest in the municipal af fairs, and has put himself on record as an official standing for till that is progressive. Dr. Straw is, a man who is easily met, and Is known es pecially for his frank and outspoken way, which has stood him In good stead as a city executive. As physi cian and official nnd also personally, the mayor has won many warm friends in Marshfield and on Cooa Bay. It Is learned hero that the mayor has fitted up a house which ho and his wife will occupy on returning from their wedding trip. TIMES BUILDING HAS BEEN SOLD Purchased by M, Also Owns the Adjoining Corner. NOT THE LIIIHY MINE. Mrs. May Worse. Mrs. Marshall May, who has been 111 at her home in Ferndale for some months, took a sudden turn for the worse yesterday and owing to her age is not expected to recover. M. C. Horton, who purchased the corner 100 feet square at C and First streets, on which Is located the Wheeler real estate office and several other buildings, has also bought the Coos Bay Times building, which ad joins. This gives Mr. Horton 100 feet on C street and 150 feet on First street. The Times lot Is 50 feet wide and the building is 40x60. The lower floor Is occupied by the newspaper and there are offices on the second floor. The Times will continue to.oc cupy the building for at least a year. Mr. Horton with the purchases he has made will have the finest busi ness corner in the city. Accident Was Not There, hut at the Beaver 11111 Plant. An error was made In announcing that the LIbby mine was not running at full capacity owing to an accident. It is the Beaver Hill mino and not the Libby mine that had the accident. The facts were correct, but there was a confusion of the names of the two mines. The Libby mine is all right and is running at full capacity. Coroner Notified That Man Drowned In the Coquille at Riverton Is NO PARTICULARS Could He Learned, as the Tele phone Line to That Place Was In Trouble. COURT Ml TARTED Six North Bend Men Fined For Al lowing Gaming In Their . Places. LAW SUIT STARTS .Naturalization Papers Granted, and Grand Jury Makes Return to the Court. Did Not Meet. The Shakespeare club did not meet as usual laBt evening, owing to the fact that one of the members was out of the city. CONDITION CRITICAL. Lnfe Ronebrnke Is Seriously 111 at the Hospital. Lafe Bonebrake Is in a critical con dition at the Marshfield general hos pital. It was necessary for the doc tors In charge to perform a surgical operation yesterday. His condition last evening at last report was much better than earlier In the day. Progress Club. The Progress club will meet this afternoon at the resldenco of Mrs. P. C. Lovar Instead of with Mrs. I. Lando as had been planned. New Floor. The East Marshfield Land com pany wharf has received a now floor over its entire length. The wharf is 100x40 feet. Plant Is Here. The steamer M. F. Plant arrived from San Francisco Sunday and will sail on her return trip with a full cargo of coal and general merchan dise. The schooner Guide arrived yester day from San Francisco. She will be loaded with lumber. Calling on Trade. L. C. Collins, representing the TI1I mann & Bendel wholesale grocery of San Francisco, is in the city calling on the trade. Dr. Mlngus, the coroner, wns no tified last night that a man was drowned In the Coquille river at Riv erton. No name or particulars were given, and It wns impossible to learn any details, as the telephone line to that place was In trouble. Will Visit Spokane. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Kaufman have gone to Spoknne, where they will visit for several weeks. WEATHER FORECAST. : Western Oregon and western Washington, fair; eastern Ore- gou, eastern Washington and V Idaho, cloudy and threatening, followed by fair and cooler wen- Getting Retter. Charles Sneddon, who has been 111 nt the Mnrshfleld general hospital for somo'tlme with typhoid fever, Is pro gressing ns well as could bo expected. Ho is slightly better. (her. LOCAL WEATHER. Tho local weather, as report ed hy Dr. Minimis, Hie weather observer, for yesterday is as follows: - Highest (10 degrees Lowest -If) degrees ft p. in r2 degrees AVInd In northwest; clear. (Times Special Service.) Coquille, Ore., April 22. In tho circuit court today the following de fendants were arraigned on n chargo of permitting unlawful gambling In places under their control: Fred Johnson, J. J. Curren, J. C. Wilcox, John Nasburg Jr., John Volty and Joe Shina, all of North Bend. All six defendants pleaded guilty and each was fined ?100 and costs. Trial by Jury." """ Tho case of Larson & Co. against the Bandon Manufacturing Co. was taken up today. It Is an action at law to recover personal property, nnd embodies the title and posses sion of some 200 saw logs which were cut. on Catching slough. Judgo 15. D. Sperry Is tho attorney for tho plnlntlff nnd C. II. Harrow Is defend ing. Tho caso will ho submitted to tho Jury tomorrow. Granted Papers. Godfroy Strohm, Jacob Anderson nnd Patrick Daton wore granted naturalization papers on tho testi mony of J. T. Hall, J. Wickmnn and Charles Rodin. Two Indictments, Tho grand Jury returned a truo bill against William Forry for point ing a gun nt nnother man; also a true bill against a man named Mc Cosby for committing forgery.