The Coos Bay times. (Marshfield, Or.) 1906-1957, April 24, 1907, Daily Edition, Image 1

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No. 250
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Does Not Take Back Anything lie Said
About Moyer-Haywood Affair-'
Uses Strong Terms.
Washington, April 23. In a lottoi" addressed to Ilonorc Jackson of
Chicago, chairman of the Cook county Moycr-Hnywood conference, made
public today, President Roosevelt replies to the criticisms of his recent
letter, in which lie referred to Moycr mid Haywood, officials of the
Western Federation of Miners, chargee with implication in the Stiiencii
burg murder, as "undesirable citizens." The president says that ho re
grets that any body of men should so far forget their duty to their coun
try as to, by the formation of societies or in any other way, endeavor to
influence Justice nnd coerce court or jury; that they, not he, are trying
to Influence justice, and lie condemns what he calls their flagrant impro
priety in the matter.
He says he indicated no opinion as to the guilt of the arrested per
sons, but it was simple absurdity to assume that because a man is on
trial lie is free from criticism as to Ills manner of life. He says lie might
as well be accused of trying to influence suits against Harriinau, some
of whose friends had also criticised him. He said Moyer and Haywood
stand as representatives of those men who have done as much to dis
credit labor movements as the worst speculation of most unscrupulous
employers of labor nnd debauchcrs of legislatures have done to dis
credit capitalists and fair dealing business men.
The president said further that Moyer and Haywood stand ns rep
resentatives of those who habitually appear as guilty of incitement to,
or apology, for bloodshed and violence. He added that! he was pro
foundly indifcrcnt to the condemnations of himself for his criticisms of
tlio undesirable types of citizens, regardless of the power of either labor
or capital.
August Jchnson Was She Man
Drowned in the Coquille at
Ho "Was Mate of the Lumber
Schooner Albion of San
(Times Special Service.)
Riverton, Ore., April 23. The
body of the sailor who was drowned
in the Coquille river here was burled
today. His name was August John
son, and he was mate on the lumber
schooner Albion of San Francisco.
He had been drinking and while in
toxicated fell backward off the boat
and was drowned before he could be
Alleged That They Stole Several
Hundred Sheep.
Butte, April 23. A special to the
Miner from Billings states that John
Tilden and Chester Martin, two of
the most prominent stockmen in
eastern Montana, have been arrested
on a charge of wholesale stock thefts,
it being alleged that the men stole
425 wethers.
Western Oregon and western
Washington, showers In north
portion, fair in south portion!
eastern Oregon, eastern Wash
ington and Idaho, showers.
The local weather for yester
day, as reported by Dr. Mingus,
the Mnrshllcld observer, fol
lows: Highest 50 degrees
Lowest 48 degrees
0 p. m 40 degrees
Wind in northwest. Clear.
Man in Utah Is Killed in Cold Blood
Because of Former
Salt Lake, Utah, April 23. A fatal
shooting, the result, It is said, of a
long standing fued, occurred today at
Moab, near the Colorado line. Ac
cording to reports William Young
and his son, Charles, met Charles
Wilkinson in the road and after mak
ing him throw up his hands shot him
dead. Several years ago Wilkinson
shot the elder Young in the arm,
crippling him.
Toulon, April 23. For the sixth
time within a few months this port
has been stricken by disaster from
fire, and this time the resultant dam
age is principally material. Shortly
after midnight a sentry at the arsenal
noticed the glare of flames in the
storehouse used for rope yarns. He
at once gave the alarm and soldiers,
members of the crews of the warships
and employes of the arsenal were
turned out to fight the flames, which
spread with incredible rapidity. The
buildings in the vicinity of the store
house contained 200,000 pounds of
material to clean the machinery, 60,
000 pounds of oakum, 5,000 sponges,
an enormous quantity of ballast,
baskets, hampers, sailcloth, turpen
mables. Every available man was engaged
in efforts to control the conflagration.
It was late this afternoon before it
was under control. It is reported
more than thirty sustained injuries
from falling walls, and some are not
expected to live.
The finding of two pieces of fuse
of a kind not used in the French
navy has aroused suspicions that the
fire was not altogether accidental. A
rigorous Inquiry Is being conducted.
Washington, April 23. Secretary
of War Taft and party arrived at
tho Washington navy yard on the
yacht Mayflower from Cuba, Panama
and Porto Wco. Secretary Taft in a
statement says he found conditions
in Cuba, "In what under the circum
stances, must bo considered a very
satisfactory condition. " Taft said
that in Panama the engineers report
ed to him that the foundations for
locks were very satisfactory.
Steve Stuart Has Arm Frightfully
Crushed at Thomas' Lumber
Thought That He Will Recover, but
His Injury Is n Seri
ous One. '
(Times Special Service.)
Coquille, Ore., April 23. Steve
Stuart, of Riverton, was frightfully
Injured today at the Seeley Thomas
lumber camp, six miles south of Co
quille. He fell under a lumber
truck and his arm was crushed so
badly that the bone was pulled out
at the elbow. A doctor was called
from Coquille.
It is thought that Stuart will re
cover, and it may be possible to savo
his arm. He Is 23 years old and well
known. .
Amusing Incident Attends Visit of
English Royalty at an Italian
Naples, April 23. The king and
queen of England arrived here and
spent the day In sightseeing. An
amusing incident occured in front of
the church of Santa Chiara. Their
majesties approached, intending to
visit the edifice, but found it closed
and the monks eating dinner. A
member of the party knocked, and
a 'mtfnk came to tlfiPdoor and
Ing they were beggars, without tak
ing trouble to open the door called
out, "Begone in peace; there is noth
ing for you here." This amused
King Edward immensly and he
laughed heartily. The visitors
knocked again and explained they
wanted to visit the church, but the
sacristan now Irritated at the per
sistence shouted,"Don't bother me;
this Is no time for sightseeing. The
brothers are at lunch." General
Salsa, who was passing, recognized
the visitors and ordered the monk
to open the door. His embarrass
ment knew no bonds when he found
out who had been knocking.
Samuel P. Colt Chosen U. S. Senator
From Rhode Island.
Providence, R. I. April 23. After
13 weeks of deadlock which time
56 ballots have been-cast for candi
dates for United States senator, the
the executive committee of the state
committee declared Jn favor of Sam
uel P. Colt. The committee urged
all republican members of the gen
eral assembly to cast, their votes for
Col. Colt, who throughout the con
test has been supported by the ma
jority of the republican members.
One Americnn Wins and Another
Loses in Contest.
London, April 23. A largo crowd
attended the two International flstlc
contests here. Owen Moran of
Brimlngham defeated Albert Del
mont, the American, In the twenty
round bout for the bantam cham
pionship of the world and a purse
of 2,000. Sam Langford, Ameri
can, defeated "Tiger" Smith, the
Welch fighter, in four rounds for the
middleweight championship of the
world and a purse of $2,000,
Little Green Stuif Is in the Local
Market Now.
The local market is about bare of
vegetables again, in spite of tho ship
ment on the Breakwater the last of
the week. AH classes of garden pro
ducts still remain high, and stand n
good chance of Increasing. Sugar
took another Jump yesterday. Thl3
time all grades are affected to tho pamphlet form, together with print
extent of 25 cents a bag, and tho ed copies of such arguments for and
irospects are that it will contlnuo to against tho passage of, such measures
go up. as may be advanced by the chief in-
Men Are at Work Along The Line
from Gardiner to
With the Men AVlio Are Employed
on Southern Pacific Con
struction Work.
(Times Special Service.)
Gardiner, Ore., April 23. The
Southern Pacific is making every
thing look lively here. Forces of
men are strung out all along the
line between here and Drain, and
the work Is being pushed.
A big warehouse lOOxSO feet has
been completed at this place for the
road, and every room and available
sleeping quarters in the town is oc
cupied by the men working on the
Pacific Coast League.
Oakland, April 23. San
Francisco, 6; Oakland, 3.
Los Angeles, April 23. Los
Angeles, 3; Portland, 2, ten in-
Northwest League.
Seattle, April 23. Seattle,
4; Butte, 1.
Husband of Woman Has Collapse
When Told the Truth.
think-J&The Roseburg,RelewhaSjihe.Iol
lowing to say regarding the baby case
at that place:
Investigation Into tho newly born
babe which was deposited from the
lavatory of a Pullman car onto the
Southern Pacific railroad track was
continued at Myrtle Creek before five
of the jurors of the Inquest held on
Saturday, the sixth juror being ab
sent In Portland on business. The In
vestigation was directed by District
Attprney Brown, and the result was
a divided Jury. Three of the jurors
favored a verdict of culpable negli
gence on the part of both the mother
and her husband, while the other two
took the stand that only the mother
was negligent. This disagreement
put District Attorney Brown In a di
lemma, and Tuesday he held a con
ference with Judge J. W. Hamilton
as to how to proceed. On the result
of the conference rests the disposal
of the case.
A pitiful phase of the uffnlr is the
mental condition of the husband, who
appears to have been grossly deceived
by his wife, whom he loved devotedly
and trusted Implicitly. Married only
six months ago, ho completely col
lapsed when he was told at
Myrtle Creek that the child
was of full nine months' maturity
and healthy and alive when born.
Broken-hearted, he sobbed like a
child and at times talked irration
ally. Being of a rather effeminate
disposition, it will probably be a long
time before ho fully recovers him
self. He remained in his apartments.
The' following appeared In a num
ber of the Oregon papers:
When tho people of Oregon come
to realize that it Is going to cost be
tween $20,000 and $25,000 for the
satisfaction of exercising their right
of stiff erage upon just one question
of legislation, it Is very doubtful If
they will display such haste In peti
tioning for this privilege, under the
Initiative and referendum clause
constitution. ,
There are many changes In tho
process of submitting questions of
legislation to the peoplo under the
new law over the old, principle
among which, from a financial stand
point, Is that which requires the
secretary of state to mall to each
legal voter of the state a copy of tho
measure upon which tho Initiative
and referendum has been invoked, in
Testifies Regarding the Letters Which
Were Made Public and Drew Forth
Roosevelt's Statement
New York, April 23. E. H. Hnr
rlman was the principal witness to
day In the final hearing of the case
of Frank W. Hill, Harriman's former
secretary, who is charged with hav
ing sold for publication tho now fa
mous letter written by Harrlman to
Sidney Webster, tho publication of
which drew forth a spirited declara
tion from Roosevelt that tho state
ments made by Harrlman were un
true. Magistrate Wahle announced after
the hearing that he would give his
decision May 1. Harrlman denied to
day he ever gave permission to nny
newspaper to publish the letter. On
this additional requirement for mail
ing such information to over 100,000
legal voters, will amount to over
but a small Item when compared
with printing and addressing en
velopes, writing and printing tho cir
cular letters and distributing them,
which are figured at not less than
$3000; cost of paper, printing and
binding of proposed laws in pam
phlet form, $7000; publication of
proclamation $5000. These estimates
do not Include tho cost of printing
and binding the nrgumonts, pro and
con, concerning tho measure or mea
sures that are to be submitted, which
Is to be paid by tho Individual or
association advancing the Bame, but'
to be sent out by the secretary of'
state, which will not be less than '
$5000 more. I
Better Fire Fighting Arrangements
Will Be Installed at tho Statu
Salem, Ore., April 23. Chief
Dave Campbell of tho Portland firo
department, who at the request of
the state board of building commis
sioners made an investigation of the
state house regarding Its equipment
with a better system of lire protec
tion, has filed his report. Among
some of the suggestions he makes
are that the attic should be equipped
with brick firo walls wherever possi
ble and that tho old books and pa
pers in that section of the capltol
should be placed some where else
so as to minimize tho firo risk; the
floor of the attic should bo so laid
that it could be readily removed In
case firo was running under It; to
secure better protection the attic
ought to be accessible from the out
side and tho chief recommends that
the building bo provided with fire
escapes on tho north nnd south ends,
also with balconies, at tho lino of
windows of tho second and third
floors, and that a window be cut In
the gables on tho north and south
ends of tho main building.
Tho attic Is the most dangerous
spot of tho entire building In case
of fire and its present condition
makes It well nigh inacesslblo to tho
Are department, nnd It Is imperative
that that section of tho building bo
throughly overhauled. The electric
wiring Bhould In many places bo put
In anew.
Tho bad condition of tho building
for adequato Are protection was
called to tho attontlon of tho legis
lature by Chief Mark Savugo of tho
local fire department nnd tho legis
lature appropriated some $3,500 for
prqvldlng a more ofllclont system.
It Is planned to Install a station
ary chemical cnglno and hose sta
tions aro to bo located so that every
part bo reached by the chemical
stream and the chemical Is to bo so
situated as to require tho least num
ber of feet of piping possible for
sending of a chemical stream for
20 minutes with a 5000-gallon engine.
the other hand, ho said, when ho
learned that the letter was In tho
possession of the New York World
he tried without success to prevent
its publication.
"When I learned It was in print 1
called up the American and told tho
man at tho oth,er end of tho tele
phono line that it was only fair to
let him know that tho letter was to
be published," said Harrlman.
"Did you then give him permission
to print the letter?" ho was asked.
"I.dld not," ho replied.
Alexander Miller, Harriman's pri
vate secretary, testified that all the'
original copies of tho letter are In his
Cost John Barldow Big Fine For
Breaking the Whiskey
Are Taken Up in tho Circuit Court
at Coquille at Tuesday's
(Times Special Service.)
Coquille, Ore., April 23. Viola
tions of liquor regulations were
found to bo expensive for John Bnrk-
low, who pleaded guilty In tho cir
cuit court today to two counts. Tho
first was a charge of selling a bottlo
of whiskey In Myrtle precinct con
trary t6 tho local option law, and on
this ho was fined $100 and costs.
Tho second count was selling to a
minor, and the flue was $150 and
v Other Criminal Cases.
Ballard, tho young fellow who
broke out of tho Marshfleld city
prison, and who afterward, in com
pany with another prisoner, broke
out of tho county jail, and stole a re
volver from tho sheriff's office, will
bo sentenced, on tho larceny charge
Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.
McCausby, tho man who passed a
forged check on tho Bank of Oregon
at North Bend, pleaded guilty.
Tho case of Larson & Co. against
tho Bandon Manufacturing company,
an action at law to recover about 300
logs, was finished. The jury was out
all day and no agreement was
reached, so tho jurors were tils
charged. Much of tho day was taken up with
tho trial of tho caso of Elmer Quick
ngainst John Swing, an action at law
to recover $600, alleged to bo duo
for labor performed on tho defend
ant's gasoline boat, tho "Fish." At
torneys Farrln & Farrln and J. M.
Upton apiVarcd for the plaintiff, and
J. W. Bennett defended tho caso.
Tho jury returned a verdict giving?
the plaintiff $475 damages.
Tho case of tho Coos Bay Improve
ment company against tho Coos Bay
Manufacturing company will bo taken
up for trial today.
Not True IJill.
In tho case of tho State of Oregon
vs. Barnes, charged with assault with
a deadly weapon on If. C. Behnko of
North Bend, tho grand jury returned
not a truo bill, and the defqudant and
ball was dlseharged.
Mrs. Marshall My, one of tho
pioneers of 'Coos county, died Mon
day night after a prolonged Illness
of several months at her home In
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