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TtlW DAILY COOS HAY TIMES. MAJtSHFlELD, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1007.
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COOS BAY TIMES
Tho Davls-Schultz Company, tho
wholesale grocery firm of North
Bend, has petitioned the state rall
load commission to look into the
matter of the freight rates charged
by the Coos Bay, Roseburg & Eastern
Railway and Navigation company, the
line extending from Marshfleld to
It is claimed In the petition that
tho charge for freight from Portland
to Coqullle Is $4 per ton, and from
Portland to Myrtle Point $5 per ton.
Of tho flr3t amount the boat gets ?2
a ton for hauling by water 300 miles,
while tho railroad gets $2 for hauling
the same amount 15 miles. The same
thing applies to Myrtle Point. On the
face of it there appears to be either ,
a very low boat rate or an excessive
In shipping from Marshfleld to Co-
qullle or Myrtle Point there Is a dis
crimination as compared to shipping
from Portland, it Is held by the com
plainants. When the Alliance de
livers a ton of freight from Portland
billed for Coqullle it is carried on tho
railroad for ?2, while If the North
Bend grocery company sends freight
from Marshfleld to Coqullle they
must pay $5 a ton The same scale
applies to tho Myrtle Point rate.
According to theso figures there Is
not much show for a Coos Bay whole
sale house to do much shipping on
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the railroad In competition with out
side concerns. As the case Is stated
In the petition, the local wholesale
house Is not given a fair show, and
such conditions can hardly be used
to Induce other wholesale concerns to
come here. It will at least bo well
for tho state railroad commission to
NEED THE RIGHT MAN.
Just what Nicaragua and Hon
duras are trying to do la hard to tell,
but they are evidently playing at one
of the periodical Central American
wars. The world In general never
ssems to be able to find out the real
purpose of these wars, but they have
to come ever so often. They need
an occasional revolution as regularly
as the children have to be given sul
phur and molasses In the spring to
put their blood In condition. Much
consternation Is expressed through
out the country about the little war,
but it really does not make much
difference, if they do not bother any
one else, for they will fight about
something else if this difficulty
should be settled.
It is said that the president of
Nicaragua has a plan of Joining by
force all of -the Central American
countries, and putting himself at the
head. While It should not be done
by force of arms, the republics should
be united. It will come eventually
when the right man has hold of it.
When Central America produces a
man like President Diaz of Mexico
the Central American countries will
be made one, and that will solve the
DESERVES THE VICTORY.
Miss Lillle Way, of Myrtle Point,
the Coos county candidate in the
Portland Telegram contest, has won
in this district. It is pleasing to
learn that Miss Way Is the victor, for
she certainly deserves It personally,
and It is moreover gratlfjing that
Coos county is to be represented at
the Jamestown fair, and that the peo
ple were willing to support their can
didate to the extent that she won.
Miss Way Is a very earnest worker,
and If perseverance ever gained any
thing for anybody the victory for
Miss Way was most certainly due her
in this contest. She worked day and
night almost, In her canvass. At
times the race was close and danger
ous, but all the time Mls3 Way felt
that Coos county people would see
her thiough, and working on these
lines she succeeded.
Miss Way promised that If she
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went to Jamestown she would do all
In her power to advertise Coos
county. If her publicity work is as
active as her canvass in the contest,
some of the people at the exposition
will know we are on tho map.
The Marshfleld Baptist congrega
tion accomplished quite a creditable
undertaking in raising In a few
months $1,000 for the improvement
of the church building. New seats
were put in and general repairs made
so that' the congregation now has a
handsome church home. The mem
bers responded liberally when the .
subscriptions were taken, and the'
public In general about the city was
generous in contributing to the cause.
The ease with which the $1,000 was
raised In a city of this size is quite'
complimentary to the church people I
who had it in hand, and reflects most I
creditably upon the community. It
shows that Marshfleld people are al
ways ready to help materially and
financially any good cause.
WEATHER A CONTRAST.
Reports have been coming of the
heavy snow fall In the middle wqst,
and bad weather of different kinds
In various parts of the country. The
contrast with the mild, bright days
of Coos Bay is marked. We have our
rains in the season, to be sure, but
people who have not lived In the
rougher climate can scarcely appre
ciate the pretty days in this locality.
A look at the mountains across the
bay on one of these bright days is
enough to make the most skeptical
like the place.
From the People
I believe that It Is pretty generally
conceded that the title by which the
Southern Pacific R. R. company, and
the Southern Oregon company, hold
vast tracts of land In this state are
practically the same.
Representative Hawley says that
he and Senator Bourne, have taken
up the matter of the Southern Pacific
Railroad lands with Attorney-General
Bonepart and Commissioner Bal
linger, and that it is the understand
ing of himself and the senator, "that
the department of justice will under
take the enforcement of the grant. v
Some way the lands of the South
ern Oregon company, seem to have
been overlooked In the shuffle.
While our representatives are
We are not
Civil and Mechanical Engineers
about It, why not also undertake the
enforcement of the grant against tho
latter company? Why not test both
at the same time?
The Southern Oregon company
have led us to believe that they
would fight to the last ditch. Wo
cannot ask or expect anything else,
then why not begin now? It would
seem to be to the Interest of every
body to have tho miltter settled as
quickly as possible. If the decision
is against the Southern Pacific rail
road, we cannot expect the Southern
Oregon company t'o stand by It and
another suit would be Inevitable; a
contest Is bound to come sooner or
later, then why prolong the agony?
It Is but right that the United
States, or the state, should litigate
these questions with these great cor
porations and the citizens should not
bo asked or expected to do so, es
pecially in the face of the fact that
It has already been decided that he
has no legal capacity to sue. What
could be of more benefit to the Coos
Bay country than the disposal of all
these lands to actual settlers at $2.50
per acre, In lots not exceeding 1C0
acres to any ono Individual?
Wo have no prejudice against the
people who claim these lands. On
the other hand we do not think they
are entitled to our sympathy. We
have no desire to do them any harm,
we simply want them to do as they
agreed. We are opposed to their
holding back and retarding the de
velopment of the country to our In
jury. We would be delighted If they
would put the lands over which they
exercise control to more beneficial
use other than propogation of cockle
burrs and screech owls.
The buyers must have known at
the time they bought these lands
that by the purchase and sale, both
they and the sellers were vlohiting,
the grant; anyway it was their busl-J
ness to know. Under these circum
stances the pathetic plea of long I
ownership and the payment of in-1
adequate taxes utterly fails to soften
our hearts. I
We all desire to do something for ,
the Coos Bay country. Some of us
are not able to do much in some
ways, but there are ways In which we
can all do something. Every man
and woman too for that matter, can
write our delegation in congress and
notify them that we want, and ex
pect them, to take up the matter of
the Southern Oregon company's land
grant along with that of the South
ern Pacific railroad. If we sit Idly
by and do nothing, they won't, and
we can't expect them to do anything.
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From what occurred In the legisla
ture last winter they have a right to
assume that we don't want anything
done with reference to these lands.
It behooves all who have any Inter
est In the matter to get busy and at
once. Write to some member of the
delegation today and tell them what
jou want and that you want it badly.
Strike now while the Iron Is hot and
strike hard, or else forever hold your
With replenished stock we
have the most attractive offer
ings of the season in men's clothing-
Handsome fabrics, in rich
new color tones, and with that
expressive tailoring that differen
tiates our clothes from the ave
Opens Rnrbcr Shop.
Z. E. Cheelvers of North Bend will
open a new barber shop at Empire.
In connection ho will have a billiard
hall and cigar stand.
We have now In stock a good as
sortment of of finished monumental
work, in new and pleasing deslgnB.
Selections made can now be erected
before decoration day. Call and see
us. Coos Bay Monumental Works.
Stewart & Mitchell. 4-24-5t-eod