The Coos Bay times. (Marshfield, Or.) 1906-1957, May 08, 1907, Daily Edition, Image 1

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Daily Edition
Member of Associated Press.
vol. i
No. 203
Mayor Schmitz Orders Chief of Police
to Swear In Any Amount of
Officers Necessary
San Francisco, Mny 7. The strike of 1,700 union niotormen and
conductors of the United Railways developed this afternoon into a riot,
in which more than a score of persons were severely, some fatally wound
ed, nnd others were more or less injured. At 2:30 the company made
Its first attempt to resume operations on its system by sending out seven
passenger cars manned by between 30 and 40 strikebreakers wearing the
uniforms of car inspectors, and each carrying a 38-caliber revolver
strapped around his waist outside of his coat. The start was made from
the company's barn nt Turk and Fillmore streets, where a crowd varlou
sly estimate at from 3,000 to $5,000 men nnd boys had congregated.
policemen, five
mounted officers and several ser
geants under command of Captain
Mooney were on patrol guard. The
appearance of the cars in Fillmore
street, from whlch they were
switched into Turk street, was the
signal for an immense outburst of
Jeers and hoots. Before the cars had
gone a block they were made the
targets for showers of stones and
bricks. In a few moments every
pane of glass had been smashed and
several of the armed operatives had
been struck, cut and bruised. At
Turk and Buchanan streets an es- i
pecially fierce attack was made on j
the foremost car. The guard on the ,
rear platform answered the flying
stones with a pistol shot. The bullet
struck one of the union sympathizers
in the arm. This happening trans
formed the crowds into a wild mob,
and thence forward for twelve blocks
a pitched battle was fought. The
strikers and their friends, aided by
hundreds of youthful hoodlums, kept
up a running shower of missiles. The
guards on board the cars responded
with fusllade after fusllade of pistol
Eight men received bullet wounds,
some of which will prove fatal,
among those thus injured being a
detective, sergalnt and a patrolman.
Finally a dozen or more of the guards
were taken under arrest by squads
of reserves from the central station,
and the crowd boarded a car and
started it back to the barn. Arriving
there the strikers charged and a re
volver Are was opened on them from
the barns. In this encounter several
nfore men were shot. A non-union
man threw a switch at the corner of
Turk and Fillmore streets, and the
derailed car shot into the sidewalk,
maiming two men whose names were
not learned. In the stampede that
followed, scores of men, women and
children on the outskirts of the mob
on Fillmore street were hurled to the
pavement and trampled upon. The
appearance of relief squads to rein
force Captain Mooney's men resulted
about 4:30 o'clock In a partial dis
persing of the crowds. Current ru
mor has it that Superintendent Chap
man, who spent the forenoon and
early afternoon at the Fillmore street
barns, was seen about 5 o'clock driv
ing rapidly away on Golden Gate
avenue in an automobile that was
dashed in blood. There Is as yet no
confirmation of the rumor that Chap
man was wounded. At the Central
emergency hospital at Golden Gate
avenue and Gough street Is gathered
a large crowd'Of union men and their
friends waiting eagerly for messages
that drift out every moment from the
bedside of their wounded compan
ions. Practically all the reserve
forces at the various precinct sta
tions have been called out and are
npw patrolling the neighborhood of
Fillmore and Turk streets, where
there is the greatest congestion.
Stringent Measures.
In a statement to the Associated
Pness tonight Mayor Schmitz said:
"The deplorable occurences of this
afternoon are not a general riot, and
there is no necessity of calling out
troops. The police are able to han
de'the situation, and I shall see that
they do It. I have ordered the chief
of police to swear In many more offi
cers If he finds It necessary. I have
also ordered him to arrest anybody
carrying arms, concealed or other-.
wise. Men who go out on the cars
will not be permitted to carry wea
pons. This is the best way to main
tain peace."
Mayor Schmitz tonight Issued a
proclamation asking "On account of
the Industrial disturbances that those
who have no business on the streets
are to remain at home, and those
who have to be on the streets are di
rected not to congregate. Those who
are now out on strike are earnestly
requested to maintain the dignity of
labor by discountenancing any acta
of violence on the part of their sym
Quarantine May He Declared
Oregon Against Washing
ton Sheep.
Salem, May 7. Governor Cham
berlain today heard extended argu
ments on the question of proclaiming
quarantine against Washington
sheep. Washington interests were
represented by State Veterinarian S.
W. Nelson, of Tacoma, and H. It.
Brlslon, of Walla Walla. It Is ad
mitted that in the five intrlor coun
ties of Washington scab exists among
sheep, but it is denied that a disease
exists in southeastern Washington,
and it was urged if the quarantine
was ordered it would not operate
against the flocks of the southeastern
counties of Washington.
The Oregon commissioners Insisted
that the flocks of those counties
were infected, but not to the extent
of some of the other counties, and in
order to make Oregon Inspection and
dipping effective, Washington sheep
must be subjected to quarantine reg
ulations. The decision is expected at
the end of the week.
Improves Bnrber Shop.
The Union meat market and the
O. K. barber shop on front street are
being Improved in outward appear
ance by the addition of a fresh coat
of paint.
Complete Pile Work.
William Noble & 8ons have JuBt
completed the work of driving the
piles for the foundation of tho new
wharf being built at Mllllngton. Tho
wharf Is 60x100 feet In size, and will
be used as a public landing place for
vessels wishing to unload at this
Tho weather forecast for to
day follows: Oregon, Washing
ton and Idaho, fair nnd warmer.
Tho local weather for yester
day, as reported by Dr. Mingus,
the Marshfleld observer, fol
lows: Highest 03 degrees
Lowest ...... .45 degrees
0 p. m BO degrees
Wind, northwest. Clear.
San Francisco, May 7. The dead : James Walsh
died tonight.
The injured : at the Central Emergency hospital ;
Thomas White, lacerated scalp; Police officer Harry
Sauer, shot through shoulder ; F. Joy, lacerated cheek ;
J. Krohner, shot in shoulder ; William Slattery, contu
sion of foot and head ; J. Arena, contusion of knee ; A.
C. Jahn, shot throat ; N. Keish, shot chest ; N. Gran
ville, lacerated face ; C. A. McNaughton, shot forehead ;
Tom Buchanan, shot in abdomen will die ;r C W,
Forrester, contusion face ; Detective sergeant Bell, shot
in chest.
Hoisting Rigging Breaks and An
$1,800 Winch Is Dropped
On Rocks.
Xxro Others on the Vessel Had Been
Previously Removed With
out Accident.
A $1,800 loss was the result cf a
little slip In the hoisting rigging of
the wrecking crew which has been
engaged in taking away the machin
ery from the wrecked barge Chinook.
The accident occurred while the crew
was hoisting a $1,800 friction
wench to the bluff about 100 feet
high alongside the vessel, the ma
chine was dropped a distance of 75
feet, casting it on the rocks below, a
total loss.
The donkey engine which has been
removed from the barge Is being
moved by Its own power through the
bruBh to the road leading to the Coos
Bay light house, at which place It will
be loaded onto a barke and saved.
The wrecking crow has about fin
ished its work of dismantling the
barge, and they will probably leave
In a short time. The wench wrecked
was the last of the three on the
barge, the others having been re
moved some days ago.
Good Results Are Being Obtained
From tho New Steam
The grading of Broadway between
C street and the bridge has been
about finished, and the new roller
will be moved from there today to
the work being started on C street,
between 'Front and First streets.
Yesterday the roller was being
used following the sprinkle, and a
good solid surface has been secured
in this manner. No crushed rock will
be used for surfacing this section of
street at the present time, but later
such may be done.
Another Settler. '
E. J. Wilson, of Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho, Is in the city' looking around
with a possible view of locating. Mr.
Wilson is a cabinet maker, and seems
to think that the bay will be a gobd
place to locate. He will probably
leave In a few days, to return later.
The steamer Czarina arrived yes
terday to take on fuel coal for her
trip to Puget sound after a cargo of
railroad ties.
The gasoline schooner Berwick Is
due from Rogue river.
Mayor Straw Asks Co-Operation of
Citizens on Friday for The
City's Improvement.
ItIs Thought the Entire City Will
Respond to tho Mayor's
Marshfleld Is to have a clean-up
day, and everybody from the school
boy to the merchant Is expected to
forget about everything but the Im
perative necessity of cleaning up the
odds and ends around the sidewalks
and streets. Friday, May 10, has
been chosen by Mayor Straw as the
day on which Marshfleld will be met
amorphosed into "Spotless Town."
It Is believed that everybody
realizes the crying need pf cleaning
up the sidewalks and streets of the
city. Last year when the mayor
called a special clean-up day It is said
that everybody turned out. Governor
Chamberlain will visit the bay next
week, and this renders It all the more
necessary that action be taken at
Mayor Straw has secured tho ser
vices of enough teams and wagons
to moro than take care of the rubbish
which will be collected. All the citi
zens will be asked to do 1b to put the
rubbish they gather In the middle
of the street. Tho wagons will come
around and collect It. Below Is the
special notice:
For the general Improvement of
the city, Friday, May 10th, has been
designated as a day for street clean
ing. All property owners are ur
gently requested to clean tho side
walks and one-half of the street In
front of their property, and to de
posit 'the sweepings and other rub
bish In the center of the street. The
expenses of handling and carting
away such rubbish will be defrayed
by the cily.
E. E. STRAW, Mayor.
Storms in Texas Do a Great Amount
of. Damage.
Fort Worth, Tex., May 7. Tho
storm of wind and rain which was
general' throughout a considerable
area in northern Texas, and which
at some places assumed the propor
tions of a tornado according to mea
ger reports received here tonight, has
resulted in the loss of at least three
lives and great damage to property
and crops. Several villages were
wiped out, but because of tho pros
tration of both telegraph and tele
phone wires details are almost im
possible to get. Hillsboro, Sulphur
Springs and Antloch were either
damaged or destroyed.
Meeting For Purpose of Organizing
Held and Captain Is
Future rinns Are to Organizo an
Amateur League in Coos
At the baseball meeting held last
evening In tho Investment Securities
company offlce steps were taken
toward the organization of a local
baseball team, composed entirely of
local, unsalarlcs men. A. McKeown,
better known as "Mickey," who was
captain of the North Bend baseball
team four years ago, was elected to
All the position of captain and man
ager. Tho first game to be played by the
local team will be with North Bend
Sunday afternoon at that city. The
boys have already been out practic
ing, and will continue to practice a
few hours eachdny.
The grounds will be fixed up at
once, In order that games can be
held in this city. In order to do this
a petition asking for some substan
tial assistance In a money way will
be freely circulated among the busi
ness men of the city today. All those
who are enthusiastic about baseball
will be asked to assist.
Samples for suits have been or
dered, and Just as soon as they are
received tho boys will order a com
plete outfit of suits and other base
ball paraphernalia. There seoms to
be a wealth of material among the
local young men, and a good team
Is expected to turn out.
Arrangements will be made If pos
sible to get teams organized In Ban
don, Myrtle Point and Coqullle, that
games may be played each Sunday In
the little cities of Coos county.
Tho game Sunday with tho "leans"
of North Bend 1b expected to bring
out a large attendance, as there Is a
keen rivalry between tho two teams.
Indian Women Pay Touching Tributu
at (lie Funeral of Mrs. II.
I). Jones.
The body of the late Mrs, B. D.
Jones was buried yesterday after
noon in the Empire cemetery, In the
presence, of a great number of friends
and relatives. Tho funeral services
were conducted at the resldonco at
2 o'clock by Rev. Fathor Donnelly
of St. Monica's Catholic church of
this city.
A touching tribute was paid the
deceased when several of the Indian
women living near Emplro manifest
ed by their tears the deep sorrow for
one who had done a great deal dur
ing her life to make their life more
cheerful. Tho floral offerings were
abundant and very pretty.
Soveral of those attending tho fu
neral from Marshfleld drovo down,
and In addition to these a great many
took tho steamer Reta, which made a
special trip to accommodate those
wishing to attend.
Jersey City, May' 7. A Lehigh
valley train, consisting of five coaches
and a combination car, left here at
noon today, carrying 3S0 mechanics,
whose destination was said to bo San
Francisco. A sign, "San Francisco
special'' web displayed at the end of
the train.
W. L. Thorndyke, Veteran News
pager Man, Predicts Great
future for This Country.
Says the Thousands of Acres of Rich
Soil Should Bo Devel
oped. W. h. Thorndyke, a veteran news
paper roan, who has been looking
into the prospects around the Coos
Bay country for Boveral days, is en
thusiastic regarding the ultimate
growth of the bay and its contiguous
"I have been pleasantly surprised
and much gratified during my week's
trip," he said in reply to a query nts
to how ho liked the Coos Bay;
"It seems to mo that your peoplo
here, as an entirety, have not yet
grasped tho opportunities standing
upon their thresholds.
"Your people must bear In mind
continually that your cities and
towns cannot be built up within
thomselves. In order to havo pros
perous communities it' is absolutely
necessary that not only shall the Im
mediate vicinity be populated, but
that every acre within tho county
shall bo caused to produce Its quota.
"It may be that I am cranky upon
this subject; but when I note tho
thousands of acres lying dormant al
most at your outskirts, I would that
I could call ten thousand families
pushing, progressive people who
would clear your lands, lncreaso your
orchards, multiply your, dairies, and
work as a unit to upbuild the entire
"To build up your cities you must
haVo more industries and many of
the Industrious. These will come In
time; they are bound to; yet every
effort should be exhausted to hasten
that time. I could easily talk a week
upon this county, although I havo
not seen It all; In fact, I probably
shall-ad vertlso It a lot In a conser
vative way. It 1b bound to bo a
Major Kinney Addresses Citizens of
Myrtle Point nnd Will Speak
ut Coqullle.
Major Kinney made a speech last
evening in Myrtle , Point In behalf of,
tho proposed electric line between
this pluce and Roseburg. The major
has been called upon by the Coqulllo
and Myrtle Point business men to
make these addresses, in the hope
that a lot of Interest will be awak
ened In those places.
Tho local committee Is shaping Us
plans bo that the people of Marsh
fleld will bo fully aroused to the im
portance of tho line to this locality
beforo another meeting is announced.
A meeting will be called in the near
future. Tho plan now on foot Is to
organizo a local company to bo
known aB tho Coos Bay Terminal
company, which company will not bo
a part of the proposed electric com
pany operating botween hero and
Roseburg, but will lay tracks on tho
bay and be In readiness to receive tho
new company when It shall havo lta
lines running to this city.
Tho tug Hunter is due at this port
from the Umpqua river.
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