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THE DAIIA' COOa BAY TtMKS. MAnSDMELDi OIIEOJX, FRIDAY, JUXE 21, 1007.
A PLEA FOR OUR TIMBER
(nchot Believes That Timber ShouIdgBe Disposed Of
At Auction To Highest Bidder To Avoid
Favorili's-n And Graft
Iffora Plnchot dlivered tho fol
kg forcible exposition on tho
ro of tho Forests and Oranges:
o national foreBt policy as We
have It begun whon tho people
io United States themselves bc
o realize that tho timber was be
tut faster than It was being re
aced. The American citizen
wood more freely and depends
It for his comfort and well be
noro directly than tho citizen of
ther nation. Ours Is a clvlllza
of wood as much as It is of coal
iteel. Wo are using every year
times as much wood from our
tB as they are growing. A great
sr famlno Is not only in sight
t Is approaching with bewilder
(er the final forests (called for
iserves) were created under the
if March 3, 1891, It began to ap
that a few rich men were get
hold of vast areas of timber
, often by methods which I will
!op to describe. These men saw
nly that there was going to be
at shortage of timber, but also
vhen the shortage came it would
ormously profitable for them to
i)l what timber there was good.
reasoning was good, and they
'about vigorously to carry It into
But President Roosevelt was
ned to the situation. He saw
i would be vastly better to have
of the timber in the govern
s hands for the benefit of all the
p, rather than havo It all In tho
i of a few great owners strictly
neir own benent. Action was
d. He acted, and created many
n acres of national forests,
view of this action of the presl
taken to prevent monopoly and
juent excessive price of lumber,
curious to find some good men
tly convinced that the creation
clonal forests is a bad thing, be
they say, it is raising the price
aber to the consumer. It is the
al scarcity of timber, not the
ml forests, that is raising tho
of lumber to the consumer, and
i proved by tho fact that prices
risen far more rapidly In the
yhere there are no national for
than in the west, where there
)ther very powerful reason
i behind our forests policy. It
ded to protect tho water sheds
'earns used for irrigation, for
itic water and manufacturing
r and for transportation. No
who has tho best right to use it with
out putting it up for auction. It is
not tho policy of the forest servlco t6
charge tho full market value for
rango rights, unless the users of the
range themselves should mako it
necessary. Tho Intention Is to charge
merely tho cost of range protection
and improvement to the users of the
range In tho form of grazing fees.
The effect of range protection In
the national forests is already strik
ingly evident. In many localities it
has been possible to Increase the
number of stock carried because of
marked improvement of the range
under more reasonable use. Very
much of the range In the national
forests was badly overgrazed. It Is
recovering, on tho whole, with most
Tho protection of the forest and
tho protection of the range by wise
uso are two divisions of a problem
vastly larger and more important
than either. This is the problem of
the conservatism of all our national
resources. This is the basic prob
lem, and It is a very practical and
deflnito one. If we conserve our
natural resources we shall prosper.
If we destroy them, no amount of
success in any other direction will
keep us prosperous. It is tho ques
tion both of tho present and the
Meeting Nights and Officers
Of Coos Bay Orders
oformed man any longer doubts
meficent effect of the forest on
reams. No friend of irrigation
is to be the fundamental in
' of the west, doubts tho wis
(f protecting the forests, or of
ting the vegetation on the sum
anges within tho forests which
most as important in their ef-
m water flow as the forests
elves. If there are no other
(s and there are many the
tion of irrigation throughout
test would amply justify the
ent's forest policy,
true agricultural land In na
forests is opened to settlement
atry under tho conditions im-
by congress in tho act of June
)06. Actual settlers are now
the act and a number of ap
ons have been filed by persons
jj to make settlement. Every
Is exerted to secure prompt ac
i these applications,
as often been asserted that the
Iment is trying to make money
the national forests. This is
ound mistake. The forest ser
not in business in tho ordinary
f the word. What it Is trying
and trying hard, Is to make tho
al forests pay expenses by
ng them in a business-like way.
n as possible we hope to make
'.tlonal forests self supporting,
I they will meet the costs not
f ordinary administration, but
' trail and road making, bridge
ig, planting on important
heds and all other improve
to make tho forests as useful
peoplo as possible,
returns from tho sale of tim
lll in tho end bo very largo,
in and do glvo away large
tB of timber to tho small man
i making his homo, but thoro
r ono safe and cleau way to
i of timber to men who use
Jrablo quantities of it in their
bs, and that 1b by auction to
ghest biddor; thon thoro can
question of favoritism or graft.
cas0 of tho rango Jn tho Na-
forests Is wholly dlfforont.
argo for rango amounts to but
1 fraction of Us actual market
Tho rango, however, 1b not u
Jrtablo commodity like timber.
t bo used by tho peoplo who
asonably near by, and It hna
n uso by thorn. Thoro la no
rablo difficulty In finding out
Hlnnco Lodge, No. '48, A. F. & A.
M. Richard Walters, W. M.; Nor
ris Jensen, Secretary. Meets Sat
urday on or before full moon. Ma
Arngo Chapter, No. 22, R. A. M. .H.
Lockhart, High Priest; Albert See
Hg, Secretary. Meets last Wednes
day each month. Masonic Temple.
Pacific Comnumdery. C. W. Tower,
Eminent Commander; Albert Sec
llg, Secretary. Meets second and
fourth Mondays each month, Ma
Doric Chapter, No. 53, O. E. S. Mrs.
J. R. Rochon, W. M.; Mrs. 0. Mn
carty, Secretary. Meets second
and fourth Tuesdays, Masonic Temple.
Sunset Lodge, No. 51, I. 0. 0. F.
Chas. Jackson, N. G.; Is. Landb,
Secretary. Meets in Odd Fellows
Sunset Encampment, I. O. O. F. Is.
Lando, C. P.; Geo. Farrin, Scribe.
Meets first and second Tuesdays,
Odd Fellows Hall.
Western Star Lodge, Rebeknlis. Mrs.
Ella Rood, N. G.; Mrs. Lizzie But
ler, Secretary. Meets second and
fourth Wednesdays, Odd Fellows
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
Myrtle Lodge, No. 3, K. P. Chas.
Nordstrom, C. C; John Hall, Keep
er of Records. Meets first and
third Mondays, K. P. Hall.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD.
Camp No. 100, W. O. W. A. B.
Campbell, C. C; W. U. Douglas,
Clerk. Meets second and fourth
Tuesdays, Odd Fellows Hall.
Coos Bay Circle, No. lf!4, Women of
Woodcraft. Mrs. Kate Lando,
Clerk. Meets second and fourth
Mondays, Odd Fellows Hall.
MODERN AVOODMEN OF AMERICA.
Coos Bay Camp, No. 8408. T. H.
Nicols, V. C; W. J. Butler, Secre
tary. Meets second and fourth
Saturdays, Old Masonic Hall.
Coos Tribe, No. 33, Improved Order
of Redmen. S. B. Cathcart, Sa
chem; Sam. Marsden, Keeper of
Records. Meets Thursdays, Red
FRATERNAL UNION OF AMERICA.
T. Nicols, F. M.; Mrs. Nelllo Owen,
Secretary. Meets first and third
Tuesdays, Old Masonic Hall.
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC.
Baker Post, No. 8, Department of
Oregon. W. E. Thorpe, Com
mander; I. S. Kaufman, Adjutant;
C. W. Tower, Q. M. Meets second
Tuesday each month, Longshore
W. M. Hagqulst, Prcsldont; John
Backman, Secrotary. Meets first
and third Wednesdays, hall over
MiiroliUeld AH re, No. 538, Frn-
tornal Order of Eagles. T. J. Lowla,
W, P , Georgo Stolr, secretary. Meets
ovory Wodnosday ovonlng Jn Eagle's
Hall on Front Strcot, ut S p. m.
Braslel, Id., Juno 19. Mike Dono
van won the decision from Joe Wal-
cott in the tenth tonight
jAID wanted at Afinco
clal at t 16" Odd Fellows
day everi ng, June 21, lSTO7,at 8:30.
Fine inu ic and refreshments.
o and So-
Sails for 'San Francisco Firday June 28
F.S DOW Agent
Building Is '.Going Gn.
and will continue in Railroad addi-
tion. Many choice ' locations have
been selected in this addition be
cause of its beautiful situation, its
nearness to the business center . its
sy accessibility and the sure pros
pect of its steady increase in value.
Many have selected their perma
nent locations for homes in Rail
road addition. Do likewise and be
inthe best district. If-not interest
ed in choice residence property see
us for desirable water front and im
proved business property. '
We have some snaps.
I. S. Kaufman & Co.
OVER TELEPHONE OFFICE
Coos Bay Real Estate
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Residence and Farming vPfQperty
A snap 40 acres on Catchinglnlet 4V miles from f
city id acres bottom land under dyke.
40 acres on County Road 4'miles from city $18
For further particulars call on
F. M. Rummell Jr. & Co;,
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MARSDEN'S COOS BAY BOTTLING WORKS
ROYAL SELECT GAMBRINUS BOTTLED BEER
Quarts, Pints and One Half Pints.
Phone Orders promptly attended to.
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is the best thing we .have to
offer Other inducements are
of secondary importances Upon
this basis only do we solicit your
First National Bank of Coos Bay
PJ?N S-COKB, President o. B. HINSDALE, Vice Pres,
W.S. McFAKLAND, Cashier. yR. T. KAUFMAN, Asst. Caa.
California and Oregon Coast Steamship Company.
1?. D. OLSON, Master.
ARE YOU GOING TO PAINT?
If you are then order W. P. Fuller Co.
PHOENIX BRAND PAINT
For Sale by the
Coos Bay Paint & Wall Paper Co.
COOS BAY to Portland ancl Return
GEO. 1). GRAY a CO., General-agents,
421 Market St.. San Francisco.
Marahflold. Phone 441
l if2&L n V m.
We guarnnteo better work at lower prices,
than can bo had elsowtiore. Do not order
monumental workj until you havo
Corner 3d & D Sts.
COOS BAY CITY
ON EAST SHORE OF BAY
Level bench land, all cleared, for business blocks
Gentel sloping, Aldercoyered land, for residence
Reasonable Prices Easy Terms
Also 550,' acres Dairy Farm on Kentuck Inlet.
Free Launch from Marshf ield
and North Bend.
Call at our office opposite Central Hotel,
Marshf ield, Ore. or call us up on phone.
Coos Bay Townsite Company
O. C. SETHER, Pres, and den. Manager
N. F. THRONE, Secretary
WILSON & TtipMAS
Contractors and Builders
Offico fixtures a specialty. Store Fronts, Counters,
Sholving. Lot us work out your plans. See us be
fore building. ,
Shop opposite Bear's Livery Stable, North Front Street
SEE US FOR
Front Street Business Property
We rWe Something: That Will
I Interest You
Sengstackens Additioh offers the
uesi values lor ine money.
Aitle Guarantee & Abstract Co.,
Henry Songstacken, Manager