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niK DAILr COO? BAY TIMES, MARSHFIELD, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29.
USE TIMES WANT ADS
Author of "Animal Life" Says Na
lion's Chief Executive Has
Attempted to Injure Him
USES STRONG TERMS
Writes Letter in Which Are Couched
Strong Expressions Regarding
Merits of Jlis Position.
Stanford, Conn., May 28. Dr. J.
W. Long tonight made public a let
ter sent by him to President Roose
velt. In substance the letter says
that in a recent article the President
deliberately attacked Long as well
as his book.
"You have used the enormous in
fluence of your official position to dis
credit me as a man, to injure my
reputation and incidentally to make
a pbor man poorer by destroying, if
possible, the sale and influence of his
book. Long says he has given the
result of long years of watching wild
animals for the purpose of studying
their habits and to ascertain, so far
as man can, their domestic life. The
incidents recorded from his own ob
servations are true as far as an hon
est educated man can see and under
stand the truth. Long says as the
President of the United States,
Roosevelt has gone out of his way
to publicly Injure a private citizen
who was attending strictly to his own
business; as a man, you have ac
cused of falsehood another man
whose Ideals of truth and falsehood
are quite as high as your own."
Long goes on to say if he has
spoken falsely, or if he has wilfully
deceived any child or man reading
"Animal Life," ho promises to re
tract every word and never write
another animal book. On the other
hand, if he shows to any disinterested
person that Roosevelt has accused
him falsely, "You must publicly with
draw your accusation and apologize."
Long then takes up the principal
statements to which the President
takes exception and cites eye wit
neses to incidents alluded to In his
book to substantiate his statements.
"If this testimony," says Long, "Is
not enough, I will fill it up to full
Scriptural measure." Concluding
Long says the President cannot at
this stage take refuge behind his
Presidential office and maintain
silence. "You have forfeited your
right to that silence by breaking it by
coming out in public to attack a pri
vate citizen. If your talk of square
deal is not all sham, if your frequent
'moral preaching Is not hypocritical,
. I call upon you as Presldnt, aa man,
'to come out and admit the error of
' your charge, in the same opon and
"public way in which you made it."
', New York, May 28. The
May grand jury, which has been
, Investigating the affairs of the
!? Equitable Life Assurance se-
cretly, today returned Indict-
ments against Thomas D. Gor-
don, formerly controller of the
! Equitable. Perjury and for-
! gery In the third degrees are
! the charges. No Indictments
have been found against the
present officials of the company.
Washington, May 28. The Presi
dent will tomorrow attend Mrs.
McKinley's funeral; on Memorial day
the President will speak at the un
filing of General Lawton's statue at
Indianapolis; Friday ho will address
he Michigan Legislature at Lansing
ini in the afternoon will speak to
jhe students of the Agricultural Col-
Franklyn C. Birch and Miss Caroline
Merryman Married at Home
of John Pruess
LEAVE ON HONEYMOON
Will Return nnd Live In Home Which
Groom Is Building Promi
A pretty home wedding took place
last evening at the home of Mr. and
Mr?. John Preuss, when Franklyn C.
Birch, of this city, and Miss Caroline
Merryman, of Chlco, California, were
united in matrimony by the Rev. W.
R. F. Browne, of the Methodist
Church. The wedding ceremony was
performed in the presence of but few
invited guests; Mrs. J. N. Merryman,
the bride's mother, Mr. and Mrs.
John Preuss and daughter Irene and
Mr. and Mrs. E. Bagelt. The bride
wore a travelling gown of grey. A
wedding supper was served imme
diately following the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Birch will leave
overland on their wedding tour to
Jamestown this morning. After a
short sojourn in the East they will
return to Marshfleld, where Mr. Birch
is building an elegant home for his
Mrs. Birch is quite an accom
plished young lady, well liked by all
who have the pleasure of her ac
quaintance. Mr. Birch Is a well known business
man of Marshfleld, having been con
nected with the Preuss drug store
for several years past.
C. A. Smith Ruilding Two Large
Marges 30x80 Feet for
The C. A. Smith Company has Just
commenced the building of two largo
barges 30 by 80 feet in size, which
will be used for transporting lumber
from the mill to the retail yard in
this city. They have also com
menced to lay new track in the yards
at the old mill and to equip quite a
number of cars to add to the facili
ties for moving lumber from the mill
to the yards and vessels which load
there. The new machine shops are
tunning to capacity and are being
added to materially by the addition
of sonio new machinery just arrived
from the East. This place Is up-to-
date in every respect, being fully
equipped with the latest best im
proved machinery on the market.
New stock for the machine shop !t
being received every trip of the boat
Phoenix, Ariz., May 28. The body
of Nlcolai De Raylan, whose sex has
been the subject of dispute and liti
gation since last December, was ex
humed today. The body Is In a flno
state of preservation, and the face
entirely unchanged. When the
white casket was opened the body
was seen attired in a woman's robe.
When the body was viewed by Baron
Schllppenbach, he said, "This is the
body of Nlcolai De Raylan, who for
twelve years was my secretary."
Samuel J. Schaoffer, attorney for
Mrs. Anna De Raylan, who accom
panied the Baron to Phoenix, has
not visited the body.
IMPLICATE POLICE IN
SAN FRANCISCO GRAFT
San Francisco, Cal., May 28. Sixteen talesmen were examined
today in the Schmitz trial without result. All but one was excused
for cause, and George D. Cummlngs, sixteenth, was peremptorily
challenged by the defense. Judge Dunne ordered a venire of 50 to
be returned in court tomorrow. The insinuation was made by the
.prosecution that Sheriff O'Neill Is not summoning the trial jurors In
a proper and Impartial manner.
Assistant District Attorney said that the prosecution has dlscov-
ered the police force are being used in an attempt to reach pro- fr
spective jurors and witnesses in the bribery graft proceedings.
Two plain clothes men have been out securing the addresses of
50 veniremen summoned yesterday and returned Into court today O
for completion of the Shcmitz jury. Both yesterday andv today
Heney says, Chief Dinan approached persons who wl.ll be called as J
witnesses In some various trials. He questioned them as to what
they Intended to testify. Heney requested of the State what ac-
tlon, If any, he would take. ,
Heney's statement was supplemented by Special Agent Burns, who $
claimed Schmitz "Is using the police department in his behalf and
for other like improper purposes." The defense denied the Imputa-
tlon of Improper means being employed.
Will Visit School In That City This
Afternoon and Deliver
IN MARSHEIELD ALSO
Length of Visit Will Not Permit of
a Detailed Program in
J. H. Ackerman, State Superin
tendent of Public Instruction, will ar
rive on Coos Bay today from Co
qullle, and will visit the North Bend
school this afternoon. In the even
ing he will give an address at the
Eckhoff Hall in that city. An elab
orate program has been arranged
for the occasion, and it is the desire
that everybody on Coos Bay attend.
There will be no admission. W. H.
Bunch, County Superintendent of
Schools, will accompany Mr. Acker
man. Yesterday the State Superin
tendent was In Coqullle, where he
was entertained at dinner at the Co
qullle Hotel. Present at the dinner
were W. H. Bunch, County Super
intendent of Schools; A. J. Sher
wood, Oliver Sanford, Jefferson
Thrift, W. T. Kerr, R. F. Knowlton
and Professor Vose. Teachers pres
ent from the Coqullle school were:
Misses Wells, Walstrom, Wilson,
Dudley, Lusk, Smith and Dudley.
Last night Mr. Ackerman attended
the graduating exercises in the Ma
sonic Hall, where he addressed the
The program to be given tonight
at Eckhoff Hall in North Bend fol
1. Violin Overture, "Poet and
Peasant," "Ole Sumner," "Austrian
National Hymn," Master Johnie Eye
man. 2. Vocal Duet, "Whispering
Hope" (Hawthorne), Maude Coke
and Edith Allgor. 3. Reading, "The
Challenge," Nora Trueman. 4.
Baritone Solo, "Robert Le Diablo"
(Meyerbeer), Prof. Kaiser. Accom
panist, Mrs. Worrel. Vocal Solo,
"The Night Has a Thousand Eyes"
(Metcalf), Mrs. Queen Robinson; ac
companist, Miss Vigars. G. Address,
"What a Community Does for a
School," J. H. Ackerman. Tableau,
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lliitte, May 118. llutte, 5; Spo.
Tncoiua, May 128. Tnconui,
1; Aberdeei), 2.
Pacific Const League.
Portland, May 28. Oakland,
11; Portland, 2.
Pacific Coast League.
San Francisco, May 28. San
Frnnclsco, 5; Los Angeles, 1.
Eight Thousand Persons Pass
Through McKinley Home to
View Body of Mrs. McKinley
Same Music as nt the Martyred Presi
dent's Funeral Will Ho
Canton, May 28. Eight thousand
people passed through the McKinley
home this afternoon and viewed the
body of Mrs. William McKinley. It
had been stated that admission to
the house will be from 3 to 5. At
10:30 this morning women and
children lined up In front of tho
house waiting to pass by tho cas
ket. At 2:30 the doors opened, nnd
from then until 5:30 people paid
silent tribute to the woman they
The casket rests In the room and
in the same .place where the body
of President McKinley was placed.
The funeral services tomorrow after
noon will be simple and brief. Dr.
Buxton, pastor of the First Methodist
Church, and Dr. Holmes, former pas
tor, have charge. Four musical se
lections will be sung.
The quartet will sing tho same
music as was used at President Mc
Kinley's funeral, "Beautiful Island of
Somewhere," "Lead, Kindly Light,"
and "Nearer, My God, to Thee,"
"The Angel" Is to be sung as a duet
In tho funeral cortege to the ceme
tery. President Roosevelt's carriage
will follow the family carriage.
Vice-President Fairbanks has already
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Mr. Bryan htmself7
President Roosevelt Is urging "White House Democrats" to work for tlis
nomination of William J. Bryan by the Democratic party, Press Dispatch.
8pencer In Omaha World-Herald.
Bold Robber Makes Midnight Haul
From Saloon and General
NO ARRESTS MADE
Other News Items Thomas Randall
Jailed for Selling Liquor
(Times Special Service.)
Bandon, May 2S. Excitement Is
intense here as tho result of a whole
sale haul made early this morning
by some unknown party. The El
dorado saloon, owned b'y the Ras
muBsen Brothers, was entered some
time after midnight and the till was
cleaned of over ?36. Tho general
merchandise store of tho firm of
Lorenz nnd Hoyt was also entered,
supposedly by the same party, and re
lieved of a suit, hat and other ar
ticles of clothing. Tho store was
entered through a trap door In tho
rear, and it is thought from this that
the party was familiar with the
place. No suspects have been appre
SELLS TO MINORS.
Selling liquor to twelve and thirteen-year-old
boys is dangerous prac
tice, as was demonstrated Saturday
when A. E. Hadscll had Thomas
Randall, of Bandon, lodged in the
county Jail at Coqullle to await the
July term of court. George N. Far
rin prosecuted. Several of tho boys
to whom Randall sold liquor were
unable to go homo for several hours
as a result of their intoxicated con
dition. Randall has not a proper
license and this charge will also bo
brought against him.
Bandon is in a flourishing condi
tion, and business Is going on In that
city that would do credit to a much
larger place. Tho pulp mill will soon
be a reality. The two shipyards
have four largo vessels under course
of construction, and In nddltlon a
great deal of building Is going on.
Among tho now residences being con
structed is one by Nels Rasmussen.
This Is a modern house In overy re
spect, and Is said to bo one of the
finest In the city.
Tho Bandon Hotel, operated by
the Galller Brothers, Is doing a
heavy business, and Is generally
crowded to capacity. Sunday over
three hundred dinners were served
there. This is quite a record for a
hotel of its size.
AL"L ex U. S. and Confederate Sol
diers and Sailors are requested to
meet in old Masonic Hall (over P. O.)
at 1:30 o'clock Thursday to attend
I memorial day services at Masonic
Mexican President Is Said to Have
Become Fearful of
Reported That He Has Purchased tho
Jlambiiiglion' nt a Cost of
City of Mexico, May 28. Tho
Mexican Government has not heard
the proceedings in the casos of tho
twelve men sentenced to death In
Guatemala for alleged complicity in
the recent attempt to assassinate
President Gabrera. Tho 'Record, an
afternoon paper, claims to havo re
ceived information that Cabrera Is
prepared to fljo (to Germany. It
says, "That Cabrera is frightened and
preparing to quit Guatemala, in caso
things get too hot for him in this
country, Is indicated by a private dis
patch received hero which states ho
has purchased the Hamburghoff Ho
tel, a magnlflcont residence in Ham
burg, at a cost of $2,000,000."
NEGRO KILLS WHITE.
Denver, May 28. Angered by com
ments said to havo been made against
his race, an unknown negro plunged
a knlfo Into tho breast of Fred.
Thomson, an employeo of tho West
ern Packing Company, fatally in
juring him tonight. Thompson camo
here recently from Washington, D.
C. Tho assault occurred on a crowd
ed street car and was tho outgrowth
of a fight Thomson nnd a friend had
wltji another negro. The whites,
being victorious, were talking about
the fight In tones disparaging to tho
negroes. The negro, who stabbed
Thomson overheard the conversation
and sat glowering at tho two mon.
Suddenly ho sprang upon Thomson,
stabbing him above the heart. Tho
negro rushed from tho car nnd es
caped, Thomson is in n precarious
WOMAN KILLS MAN.
Rawlins, Wyo., May 28. Believing
her husband would bo killed by his
infuriated partners with whom ho
engaged in a desperate battle with
knives, bottles nnd other missiles,
Mrs. Hattie Rlngwood today shot and
killed one of tho men, A. Davis, and
fatally wounded Webb Stone, tho
other. -The three men, who nro own
ers of a railroad restaurant, became
engaged In a heated discussion whilo
drinking at tho bar. Tho nature of
tho trouble is not known, Mrs.
Rlngwood, who was In tho restaurant,
heard the quarreling nnd, grabbing a
revolver, rushed to tho saloon and
began shooting. Tho woman was
SOCIALIST A SUSPECT.
Boise, May 28. Tho pollco today
arrested a young man who gave tho
namo of C. II. Duncan, Spokane,
Washington, and aro holding him for
further Inquiry. Ho nppoarod on tho
streots In disguise, nnd wns arretted
on suspicion. In his possession wcro
found an automatic pistol, long dirk,
n pair of brass knuckles, sonio skele
ton keys, and a pair of rubbor shoes,
Ho had lottors and llteraturo show
ing ho was Interested In Socialism,
nnd when questioned by the pollco
said ho wns a member of tho Indus
trial Workers of tho World and be
cause of his Interest in the Stounon
berg case, had como hero to seek
work In order to ho on tho scone
Duncan's disguise consisted chiefly of
false whlskors, muBtacho and eye
brows that did not match his hair.
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