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DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, JIAKSHFIELD, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1007.
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Guerin House at Myrlle Point is
Being Greatly Enlarged by
READY IN A MONTH
When Completed Will Ilo One of
the ltcst Hotels in This
(Times Spccinl Service.)
Myrtle Point, April 23. The
Querln hotel in this city will soon bo
one of the most up-to-date houses of
its kind In this section. A three-
ctory addition 40x30 feet Is rapidly
nenring completion, and will proba
bly be ready for occupancy in about
The lower floor of the new struct
ure Is to be used for two store rooms,
while the two upper stories will be
UBed as a part of the hotel. The por
tion to be utilized by the hotel will
be divided Into suites, with a private
bath in connection with each. The
entire hotel will bo modern.
IN ONE COUNTRY
Italy Has Not Found Government
Ownership of Roads nn
The following regarding govern
ment ownership of railroads appear
ed In the London Times and has been
reprinted extensively throughout this
Milan, March 9. Senator Colom
bo has written a long letter to the
Corriere delta Sora, in which he
points out that the government,
while admitting the necessity of deal
ing effectually with the chief defects
of the railways usually postpones
the remedy indefinitely and contents
itself meanwhile with palliatives.
In tho case of communication be
tween Bologna and Florence, for In
stance, the commission appointed to
report upon tho matter had plainly
stated that electric traction would
only meet the deficiency up to about
the year 1915, and that the necessary
alternative wus a. new road with easy
gradients and a 10-mllo tunnel,
which would take seven years to
make and would thus barely be In
time; but the authorities merely talk
of adopting electricity, and have
shelved the question of the Improved
track sine die. Tho trafflc between
Milan and Genoa, again, is increas
ing at a rate that makes it much
more likely that It will be doubled
in 1903 than in 1920, while, even
according to the most sanguine es
timate, the direct line Indispensable
under such circumstances could only
be ready, If begun at once, In 1914.
Yet here ,in Jlke manner, the govern
ment proposes half measures, such
as electric traction or a shorter line
between Itonco and Voghera. The
excuse is that the Bums required for
through treatment are too large to
be decided upon off hand; but the
senator replies that the ministry, as
far back as 1905, admitted tho neces
sity of making new lines from Milan
to Genoa, and from Bologna to
Florence, without further delay, that
private capital is ready to furnish
the 9,440,000 pounds required for
the former, and that it would be
better to spend 5,000,000 pounds on
the latter, which is the main rail
way artery of Italy, than to divide
the whole of tho 36,400,000 pounds
voted into a number of small sums,
none of which will effect any serious
Improvement In the present state of
Statistics furnished by the Corriere
della Sera show how serious this is.
Taking Genoa and Venice as examp
les, It says that the former has been
furnished with 11,835 wagons less
between October and January than
during the corresponding period last
year; the Railway Administration,
which pleads the increased calls
upon it in extenuation of Its failure
to meet them, having acted, on the
contrary, as if these calls had dimin
ished. Hence not only tho docks
and quays, the lighters and other
vessels, but all the old hulks that
can'be found, are filled to overflow
ing with goods of every kind, and
even the sea Itself has been laid
under contribution to eke out the
Insufficiency of the available ware
house accomodation, timber being
chained together and anchored down
In tho water. The merchandise
awaiting transportation at Genoa
is estimated at 600,000 to 1,000,000
tons, and of this thero are at least
280,000 tons, nn accumulation daily
increasing by about 8,400 tons.
Horse traction has begun to be re
sorted to, and some 65,000 tons have
thus been carried out of the town
during the past month.
Venice, too, has been treated by
the railways as if her traffic had been
halved. And ns an instance of this
it may bo stated that between the
10th and 25th of February that city
was furnished with 2,533 coal trucks
more than was applied for. Among
tho results of this treatment of tho
Italian port is that coal is being sent
into Italy from Germany, Instead of
by sea, and that Trieste is beginning
to supplant Venice as a landing place
for goods sent to the Venetian re
gion. The Corriere says that one great
cause of inefficiency Is the creation of
unfamiliar conditions, which began
when the government, In order to
light the Southern (Merldlonalo)
company, changed tho routes by
which tho goods had always been
sent, and which was made worse
when tho "Medlterranea" and "Adrl
atlca" personnel and rolling stock
were consolidated. The men havo to
deal with signals and regulations
new to them, while tho repair of en
gines and other vehicles in work
shops where they are a novelty leads
to a chaos better imagined than de
scribed. The twenty-one subdivisions
of authority at headquarters, all In
dependent of one another, are a fur
ther constant source of delays and
contradictory orders, and the wonder
is, the paper concludes, that trains
run at all.
COPIES Of SCHOOL I
LAWS ARE LIMITED
Stntc Superintendent Is Running
Short of the Much Wnnted
DO QUICK WORK.
Myrtle Point Fire Department Is a
The Myrtle Point fire department,
in making a trial run a few days ago,
had all connections made and were
throwing water through over four
hundred feet of hose in one minute.
Salem, Ore., April 23. All appli
cations for copies of the new and
revised school laws made to the de
partment of public instruction will
be given a deaf ear because tho num
ber of copies printed is not sufficient
to supply the demand. Many re
quests for copies of the Bchool laws
havo been made but they cannot
be granted as the last legislature
was decidedly economical In its ap
propriation and voted to publish but
5000 copies of tho laws, where here
to fore it has printed a much larger
number. Originally tho bill called
for 11,000 copies of the school laws.
It passed the house but in tho senate
the number was cut to 5000 copies
and since there are 2174 school dist
ricts in the state, tho state depart
ment of public Instruction will have
to bo very careful In the sending out
of these laws throughout the state.
Superintendent J. H. Ackerman has
decided that since there Is but a
small number of copies available he
will first supply tho various county
superintendents and send but one
copy to each of the school districts
throughout the state this year and
next year send another copy to each
of the boards.
Heretofore the department sold
copies at 25 cents, but all applica
tions this year will have to be re
fused as the supply of copies Is not
sufficient. Teachers however, who
desire the laws may be supplied as
heretofore from dlrerent sources.
Professor R. F. Robinson of Port
land, superintendent of the schools
for Multnomah county, and who
biennlaly been publishing a pam
phlet entitled, "Leading Facts of
Oregon School Law," and the Ore
gon Teachers Monthly, published In
this city, will publish tho school
laws In full.
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