The Coos Bay times. (Marshfield, Or.) 1906-1957, July 11, 1907, Daily Edition, Image 1

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Prosecuting Attorney llcney Will
Make lit-iivc Charges Agulnst
Telephone Olllclal.
Also Issues Warning Against Sign
ing Demands Passed by
"Will Kndcnvor to Effect Permanent
Industrial Peace Throughout
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Early Morning Conflagration
Lays Waste to Coquille
River Shipyard.
Property Loss Will Total About
Shty Men Are Thrown Out of Km
, ployment Undecided Whether
to Rebuild.
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property loss Is
Steam schooner Daisy, com-
pleto loss, $50,000.
Steam schooner Fioflcld, com- 4
pleto loss, $(0,000.
Insurance, approximated at 4
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A disastrous and costly llro yester
day morning ravaged the newest in
dustry which tho Coquille river coun
try had secured and laid in waste
$140,000 worth of property, two
miles east of Bandon.
Tho J. II. Price shipyard was the
scene of tho conflagration, and when
tho flro was discovered it had made
such headway that there was no sav
ing tho ships which were in building.
There were two steam schooners on
tho ways, tho Daisy, which was near
lng completion, and the Flfleld,
which waa about half finished.
Tho flames started in tho hold of
the Daisy and wero caused from
smoking, according to tho best au
thority obtainable. Some small at
tempt wa3 mado to slay the hungry
flames, but they soon spread to tho
Flfleld, and that boat was quickly
wrapped about by tho leaping cle
ment. Reports wero at first current
that tho llro had originated on tho
deck of tho vessel, but further ex
amination proved to tho contrary.
There was a night watchman on duty,
V, and there 13 some surpriso that the
''Yviames wero not discovered before
W they had gained such headway.
jF Tho Daisy was the more costly boat
o tho two destroyed, .and her con
tract prico was $50,000. This loss
was practically complete, sinco tho
boat wa3 to havo been launched in
about ten days and was nearly fin
ished. The Flflold was being built
for A. F. Estorbrook, of San Fran
cisco, and was due for launching
some time In August. Her valuo is
put at approximately $50,000.
Tho fire was discovered at 12:50
in tho morning, and last evening
there was still fire In the ruins. A
third hull had been laid, and this
, escaped destructlonv
"VjSTho company hadearly In July
jv otallod a new llaner and handsaw
a considerable cost and these wont
wi.h tho plant. Tho furnace was
within fifty feet of the Daisy, and tho
Flfleld was fifty feet from the Daisy.
Tho flro readily communicated to tho
Tho plant was employing sixty
men and tho owner Is not yet de
cided on whether tho plant will bo
re-built. Tho location was across
tho river from tho Lyons and John
son sawmill. Tho Insurance amount
ed to about two-thirds tho actual
loss. J. H. Price, tho owner of tho
shipyard, camo ot Bandon last De
cember. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
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Washington, fair, slightly
4 cooler. Eastern Oregon, east- 4
4 ern Washington, Idaho, fair
4 and continued warm. 4
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San Francisco, July 10. Very lit
tle was accomplished today in the
trial of Louis Glass. Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Honey mado tho open
ing statement to tho jury for tho
prosecution, in whicii ho outlined the
steps by which he expects to prove
that tho president of tho Pacific
States Telephone und Telegraph Com
pany paid Supervisor Boxton, now
temporary mayor of San Francisco, a
$0,000 brlbo to vote aGalnst tho
Homo Telephone Company's applica
tion for a rival franchise. ,
Then Dr. Bovton was called to tho
stand. Though ho is to bo tho star
witness for the people his examina
tion today was so skillfully and fre
quently interrupted Uy Attorney Del
mas for the defenbo that when,
shortly beforo tho noon recess, he
gave way temporarily to Clerk Ryan,
of tho Board of Supervisors, nothing
of vital importance had been elicited.
Examination of Ryan, who has served
on tho Supervisorial Board since
1SS3, was directed by the prosecution
to establish the Identity of the ap
plication submitted by tho Homo
Telephone Company.
It was momentarily interrupted by
Attorney Deluias, whose views of
what Heney might and what he might
not ask under tho law were at vari
ance with the assistant district attor
ney's. Tho minutes of tho board
wero under examination for intro
duction in proof of the making of
that application and the subsequent
awarding of a franchise to the Home
Company when the forenoon session
was adjourned. It Is expected act
ing mayor Boxton wll tomorrow go
on the stand and tell tho story of his
Adopt Charter Provided by Congress
Opposition Is Expressed by
Woman Teacher.
Los Angolos, July 10. The Na
tional Educational Association con
cluded today tlio in-portant executHe
work of Its sessions by electing Ed
win G. Cooley, superintendent of tho
Chicago city schools, president of tho
association, togothsr with other offi
cers, and adopted by a unanimous
vote the new charter and by-laws
provided by the act of Congress
Miss Elizabeth Shirley, of tlyj Los
Angeles schools, mado a spirited
speech beforo tho convention in op
position to tho proposed charter.
Miss Shirloy's languago was bitter In
reforenco to somo leaders of the asso
ciation, whom she did not name, and
whom sho charged incidentally with
collusion with tho -:chool book trust.
Several spoeches were delivered to
Secretary Taft Evpected to Agitato
the Matter.
Washington, July 10. Secretary
Taft is expected to deal In his annual
report with a matter which has been
a subject of great importance to tho
military authorities and which has
been brought about by a condition
for which there appears to bo no
legal remedy. This Is tho discrimi
nation by proprietors of amusement
places against enlisted men wearing
tho uniform. Tho administration's
effort for legislation which will pre
vent such discrimination will bo sec
onded by tho Navy, as Its men also
havo suffered from the samo cause.
The Pacific Has Had Inadequate Pro
tection. Utica, N. Y July 10. Admiral
Dewey said this morning that tho
transfer of war ships to tho Pacific
was wholly a peace movement. Ho
says that no war Is In sight and that
tho United States must maintain the
balance of sea power In tho Pacific
and that tho dofonso of that coast
has not been up to the standard of
that of the Atlantic coast. He says
it Is easy for a fleet to take the trip
around tho Horn.
Dewey predicted that a now At
lantic fleet will be built.
Man Implicated In Steuenberg
Murder Case Give His
Innocent of Crimes Charged
Against Him,
Will Resume Stand at 0:30 Today
For State's Cross-Ex-
Boise, July 10. Charles M. Moyer
went 011 the stand today for hl3 fel
low defendant, W. D. Haywood, and
besides making a positive denial of
all tho crimed attributed to him and
tho other Federation leaders by Or
chard, he offered an explanation of
the unsolicited appearance of the
Western Federation of Miners as de-
! fender of Orchard after Ills arrest
at Caldwell for the Steunenberg mur
der. lie swore it wa3 Jack Simpklns
who engaged Attorney Fred. Miller,
of Spokane, at Caldwell, to represent
Orchard, then known as Hogan; and
that It was at the request of Simp
kins that Moyer and Haywood sub
sequently subscribed $1,500 from the
funds of the Federation to meet the
oxpeuses of defending Orchard.
Moyer mado a belf-possc3sed address
and at tho end of tho long day tho
defonso expressed its satisfaction
over both his testimony and the prob
able Impression ho made on the jury.
Ho is a man of good appearance
and address and his low-pitched voice
is pleasing to hear. Ho displayed
somo nervousness when he flrst faced
the courtroom and worked it off on a
lead pencil ho carried, but tho ex
amination had not proceeded far
when ho seemed quite at ease. Ho
will resume tho stand at 9:1)0 to
morrow morning, when the State will
onter upon its cross-examination. His
direct testimony took a wide latitudo
and tho way is open for an eaually
wido cross-examination.
Yesterday the members of the
Haywood jury had an outing that
cveryono of them thoroughly en
joyed. A large, easy-springed carry
all was hired and the whole number,
Including four bailiffs, took an ex
cursion to the Barber dam. There
quito a long stop was mado while the
jurors breathed In the puro country
air and inspected the products of the
mill. It is planned to charter., a car
on the Boise Valley lino for a trip
to Ustick and the cemetery today.
Yesterday 20 witnesses called to
Boise by tho defense left theVity for
their respective homes. Some start
ed In tho forenoon and tho rest went
last evening. Among them wero a
number who wero not called to the
stand. Ono of the witnesses beforo
leaving said:
"I was not called to tho witness
stand by tho attorneys for tho de
fense for tho reason that I refused
to mako an affidavit beforo I was
called. They wanted mo to mako a
signed statement of tho principal
things I would testify to and I.
wouldn't do it. I understand that
overy witness they called to the
stand had to that before they would
put thorn on and several of us wero
turned down when wo refused and
found our per diem pay cut off."
It is explained that the defneso at
torneys havo suspected that somo of
their witnesses would suddenly "turn
turtle" if placed on tho stand and
used tho above described precaution
ary measures beforo putting a wit
ness on to testify. It has been ru
mored that ono witness tho defonso
had been expecting to give some val
uable testimony was discovered to be
a Plnkerton detective when the time
camo that Attorney Darrow and
Richardson requested that he give
them a signed statement. That wlt-
ness, It 1b Bald, will now go on for
tho state In rebuttal. ,
San Francisco, July 10. Invita
tions for the industrial peace con
ference, to be hold at Christian
Science Hall on July 23d, 21th and
25th, are being sent out-by the Civic
League of San Francisco to people of
prominence all over the United
States. President Theodore Roose
velt and Mrs. Baker Eddy are among
those Invited to attend the confer
ence, which It is hoped will lead to
permanent industrial peace through
out the state.
A meeting of the special com
mittee on arrangements for the con
ference was held yesterday in the
office of B. L. Cadwalader, a mem
ber of the committee. The president
of the University of California was
present, and signified his desire to
co-operate in the formation of a Pa
cific Coast branch of the National
Civic Federation. He Informed the
committee that when In the East ho
had talked over tho matter of form
ing a Pacific Coast branch with
President Roosevelt, and that tho
latter expressed a sentiment In favor
of it.
It is expected that fully 500 peo
ple of prominence will attend tho
conference. They will represent
commercial organizations, labor
unions, and the states and terri
tories. The meetings held In Christ
Ian Science Hall will be open to the
public, especially to those Interested
in the Industrial situation. The seat
ing capacity of the hall is about
TIATING. Magdalenn Ray and Possibly All of
Lower California Included
In the Deal.
Washington, July 10. There is a
rumor that Secretaiy Root Is negoti
ating with Mexico for the purchase
of Magdalena Bay, or, if necessary,
all of Lower California, In order to
securo another naval base. The Sec
reatry's contemplated visit to Mexico
seems to lend color to the story
Inquiry at the Mexican legation
elicited the reply that Ambassador
Creel was away for tho summer and
that no negotiations civere under way
at present. Tho only question known
to be 'under consideration is regard
ing tho building of a dam on Mexican
soil to prevent tho overflow of tho
Imperial valley lands. The dam was
built, but the negotiations regarding
It havo never been completed.
Tho heads of tho naval bureaus as
sert Ignorance of the plans of the
administration to send the battleship
fleet to tho Pacific, notwithstanding
official confirmation of 'the reports.
Those bureau chiefs say that they
aro engaged Only in routine work
and that they aro making no unusual
preparations. They also assert that
they have bad no orders to do other
wise. And on tho surface there aro
few signs of abnormal activity In the
Navy Department. Many of tho
chlofs aro awny and tho usual pro
portion of subordinates aro on vaca
Boise Iiiteriirbnii Clets Thirty More
Boise, Idaho, July 10. Material
has been ordered for a 30-mile exten
sion of the Boise & Intorurban Elec
tric Railway, 'and It Is Intimated that
a lino will bo constructed up the Pay
otto River. It la Inferred from this
latest move by tho Intorurban Com
pany that eventually It will havo a
lino to tho famous Payetto lakes.
Tho company received four moro now
cars for tho Boise-Caldwoll lino yes
terday, making 11 In all recolved for
this road.
New York, July 10. William Shin
ton, of Los Angeles and Mrs. Eleanor
G. Ronk, of Passaic, wore married at
the parsonage of tho Methodist Epis
copal Church In Rldgowood, N. J.,
yesterday. Mr. Shlnton, who is 80
years of ago, was formerly a resident
of Paterson and camo hero to be mar
ried early this week. Mrs. Ronk
was tho widow of tho late Harry
Ronk. She la in her 77th year.
Twenty-Third Annual Meeting
of Christian Endeavor Is
Auspicious Occasion.
Frances Clark Calls Assem
blage to Order,
Re-election of President Is Unani
mous New Position Is Created
Trains Delayed.
Seattle, July 10. In the presence
of ten thousand people within hear
ing of his voice Dr. Francis E.
Clark, president of tho United Society
of the Christian Endeavor, tonight
called the twenty-third annual con
vention to order. A chorus of 1,000
voices swelled tho welcoming one.
Tho convention was called to order
In the presence of the Governor of
the State, United States Senators
and State officials and a distinguished
gathering of the clergy and laity
from the four corners of the earth.
Seated in the tent In which the
meeting was held were delegates
from Alaska, two full-blood Indians,
a largo delegation from Japan and
ablegates- from the Dark continent,
and from every European country.
Proceeding the meeting the corpora
tion officers and trustees met for the
transaction of business. Belated
trains delayed tho meeting and it
was after four o'clock wnen it was
called to order.
Dr. Clark was unanimously re
elected president of the United So
ciety of the Christian Endeavor;
Hiram N. Lathrop, Boston, treas
urer; Geoi-se B. Graff, Boston, clerk
of corporation; and Fred M. Kidder,
Boston, auditor; a position newly
created, by tho board. Denomina
tional trustees wero also elected.
Edgar Barth, representing the
Washington State Christian Endeavor
Union on the board or trustees, was
unanimously re-elected. Barth Is
chairman of the 1907 International
convention committee.
Recompense For
San Francisco, July 10. Suit
was brought yesterday in the Su
perior Court against tho city and
county of San Francisco to recover
damages sustained by tho bathhouso
of Y. Elmoto, at 1214 Folsom street,
and the rostaurant of M. Nakashlma,
at 1213 Folsom street, on tho .night
of May 20, when a mob, in pursuit of
non-union patrons of tho two Japan
ese resorts, broke Into thorn and
created more or less havoc.
Outrages In Vicinity of Mines Causes
X'Uili .
Johannesburg, July 10. A series
of dynamite outrages occurred last
night In tho vicinity of tho mines In
which white workmen aro on a
strike. Tho Crown Hotel at Boks
burg and tho water main supplying
tho Slmmor and Jack mine wero de
stroyed' by the explosion.
About tho samo time attempts
wero mado, without success, to de
stroy tho shaft and engine house of
tho Gasson mlno and shaft of tho
Medderfontoln mine. A feeling of
anxiety provalls throughout the dis
San Francisco, July 10. Tho Dis
trict Court of Appeals this afternoon
granted a writ of mandamus against
Judge Dunne commanding him im
mediately to fix a date for a settle
ment and to sottlo tho bills of ex
ceptions In Mayor Schmitz' case or
to show cause why ho haa not done
so. The writ ia returnable July 12.
San Francisco, July 10. Auditor
Horton received yesterday tho
"formal demand" of E. E. Schmitz
for tho mayor's full salary for Juno
and tho $300 contingent fund al
lowed the office for July.
The letter conveyed a warning also
against paying these or any other
sums upon tho order of James L.
Gallagher, or of anybody else pre
suming to act as mayor, while tho
said Schmitz was In the state of Cal
ifornia. Horton now holds that his
only safe course is to refuse to pass
mayorial demands unless they bear
the signatures of both Schmitz and
The latest state paper from tho
county jail is as follows:
Honorable S! W. Horton, Auditor
City and County of San Francisco.
Dear Sir I hereby notify you that
I make formal demand upon you to
audit my salary warrant, and also
my demand for contingent expenses,
amounting to the sum of $300, duo
mo for the coming mont1' of July,
and I hereby notify you that you
must not audit for payment to Mr.
Jamest L. Gallagher or any other
person the amount due me for salary
or that due me for contingent ex
penses, and If you do I win held you
personally and also your bondsmen
responsible for the amount so
audited. Yours truly, E. E. Schmitz,
Mayor of the City and County of San
Suit Involves Many Thousands of
Dollars Before Interstate Com
merce Commission.
Washington, July 10. Among tho
twenty petitions filed with tho Inter
state Commerce Commission today
were three from tho city of Spokane,
Wash., against the Oregon Railroad
and Navigation Company, the North
ern Pacific Railroad, and tho Great
Northern Railway, setting out sab
stantially tho same statemont of
In the construction of Its system
of water worljs, the city of Spokane
used an immense amount of steel,
which had to bo shipped from Pitts
burg to Spokane. It Is alleged In tho
complaint that tho different roads
charged moro for the shipment of
tho material from Pittsburg to Spo
kane than they would havo charged
on shipments of tho same material
to Portland, Ore., although Spokane
Is 300 miles nearer Tlttsburg than
Portland. Tho city demands repara
tion from tho Oregon Railroad and
Navigation Company for $4319, with
$750 attorney's fees; from tho
Northern Pacific Railroad Company,
$3701 reparation and $500 attor
ney's feos, and from tho Great North
ern Railway, $12,8 IS reparation and
$1200 attorney's fees.
Must Answer For Alleged Court
Baltimore, July 10. Judge Morris,
In tho United States District Court
today issued an order to show cause
why attachment for contempt should
not issue against Herbert C. Cuplt,
president and general manager of
tho World of this city. Tho order
is tho result of a World editorial
characterizing as a "mass of techni
calities" tho caso against John Gel
gor, formerly cashior of the Canton
National Bank, who is on trfal beforo
Judge Morris charged with fraudu
lent transactions. A copy of thlB
editorial was mailed to each juror,
which fact was reported to tho
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4 Seattle, July 10. Seattle 20,
4 Vancouver 1. 4
4 Tacoma, July 10. Tacoma 4
4, Butto 1. 4
4 Aberdeen, July 10. Aber-
4- deen 8, Spokane 1. 4
4 San Francisco, July 10. 4
4 Portland 0, San Francisco 1. 4
4 Los Angeles, July 10. Oak- 4
4 land 5, Los Angeles 7. 4
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