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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFIELD, OREGON, SUNDAY, JULY 14, 1907.
Coos Bay Times
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Tun Coos Bay Times Puiimhhino Co.
FRED PASLEY, Editok.
REX LARGE, HrsiNnss M.vnaoku.
Tho policy of The Coos 15ny TimcH
will he Republican in politic), with the.
independence of which President Roose
velt is the leading exponent.
Enteral at tho pnMofllco nt Mnrshfield, Oro
gcui, for truifinlssloii through the mulls ns
sccin"! clns iimll-nmttcr.
Single copy, daily, - - oventa
Per month, daily, - - 50 ceuta
Ihroo months, daily, - - $1 25
Bixjnonths, daily - - $2 50
One year, daily, - - - ?5 00
Weekly, per year - - ?1 00
Address all communications to
COOS CAY TiMK
Till: ItKIDGK QUKSTIOX.
THE Times has on many occasions
expressed its opposition to tho
proposition that a bridge should be
Constructed across the bay for the
uso of the Southern Pacillc railroad.
The Chamber of Commerce of
Marshfleld has, on several occasions,
done likewise and the motives of
both tho Times and the Chamber of
Commerce have been called in ques
tion by some of tho representatives
of the railroad company supposed to
bo directly Involved. Whatever that
company or its representatives may
believe or charge, the fact remains
that the attitude assumed by this
paper, and wo believe wo are au
thorized to say tho Chamber of Com
merce also, was in no sense one of
hostility to the Southern Pacific, the
Western Oregon or any other, road.
That company has not a more earn
est friend than the public of Marsh
Held, but, at the same time, however
friendly the public of Marshfleld may
be and however anxious to receive
the road with wide open arms, It
would feel itself criminal if it did
.so at the oxpcTWb of Its honor; and
to consent to Tiny obstruction to tho
navigation or usefulness of Coon
Bay, would be dishonor on tho part
of those who know it, lovo it and
undprjlaiid it best the people who
live on Ils shores.
The Western Oregon company is
not entitled to impair It3 own use
fulness by diminishing tho value of
a great harbor, which will some day,
not far distant, furnish it with mil
lions of dollars worth of business.
In its anxiety to obtain strategic ad
vantages over other railroads it
might bo willing to do what it would
regret not many years hence; but
such short-sighted and narrow policy
is not necessary to Its prosperity and
its best friends need not play the
sycophant. Why tho company
should want to bridge tho bay is
really haVd to understand. Such a
structure, besides being very costly,
must bo a drawbridge and under the
law must always be so operated that
it will not interfere with navigation.
Whenever a ship approaches the
draw must be swung open so as
not to. make tho boat wait one mo
ment. The boat has the right of
way. Trains must stop until the
boat has passed through. In a. very
few years there will be a very large
traffic in tho inner harbor and a
drawbridge will be kept open con
stantly. It is easy to see that tho
trains attempting to cross tho pro
posed bridge will encounter no end
of annoyance an'd bo forced to make
long waits, because of tho right of
way conceded to tho shipping.
Tho peoplo of Coos Bay, the Cham
ber of Commerce), tho Times and, wo
believe, all who are interested in tho
development of this section, are
friendly to the Southern Pacific and
the Western Oregon railroad com
panies. But wo have always doubted
the sincerity of any proposition on
their part to bridge tho bay. After
building an expenslvo road to this
bay, because it is a bay, pan not se"o
where it can gain any advantage by
destroying tho very magnet which
draws it. There probably has never
been any serious Intention on tho
part x or the railroad company to
bridge tho bay. Of course It threw
its lines In all directions and was un
willing to be opposed In Its free
choico of any one of them. That Is
tho custom of all roads. When it
did file plans of a bridge with tho
war department It must have known
that such plans, as wero submitted,
would be rejected. It rroedod no
action on the part of the civic bodies
of Coos Bay to obtain such a result;
yet they could not honorably remain
silent. Indeed, the evidences strongly
piove that no bridge is Intended nnd
that the railroad will come down on
the east side of the bay.
Wo believe that, although the
Southern Pacific is affected by all
the faults of capitalism, it is as good
a system as any on this continent
and has done a3 much good as any
of them. ' Each of tho systems is
donouncod in its own district and
praised in all others. The Southern
Pacific has as broad a policy as any
of them and 13 as much of a philan
thropist as any, although we have
never heard that it protended to bo
an eolemosynary institution. If It
wero such wo would not need it and
It could do us no good. The Cham
ber of Commerce, tho peoplo of
Marshfleld and Coos county should
treat the railroad as a friend and
give proper expression to that friend
liness, without allowing themselves
to bo discriminated against or im
posed upon. We think that is all
the company asks, notwithstanding
the reported remarks of some of its
COOS IIAV COAL AGAIN.
THE question of coal is daily be
coming more pressing and difficult
on the Pacific coast. The decision of
the government to send a largo fleet
Into Pacific waters has brought up
the question with now force. Van
couver island produces an excellent
quality of steam coal, but othervice
there Is no steam coal except at Coori
Bay. But lack of development does
not permit Coos Bay to claim ability
to at. onco supply tho probable de
mand at present. No doubt this de
ficiency will shortly be overcome, for
it is a settled fact that large meas
ures of coal suitable for steam pur
pobea c::lsts in thi3 tract, and that
Coos Bay Is destined to achieve dis
tinction a3 a coaling station. There
is good reason to believe that the
government has the Coos Bay situa
tion under serious consideration and
designs to malio uso of Coos Bay's
Nor Is the prospect a snadowy one,
as will become evident whon Con
gress convenes. This thing is be
yond any dispute that tho govern
ment will either be forced to accept
Coos Bay coal and receive it at a
coaling station here or will lvave to
transport coal long distances for uso
hero. Tho probabilities aro so re
assuring that the people of Coos Bay
have every reason to push their ad
vantage and should challenge tho at
tention of Congress by tho most pro
nounced and aggressive action.
In tho present advance of Coos
Bay's coal Interests ono great factor
should not bo overlooked. In Ger
many tho screenings of soft or lig
nite coal arc made into hard bricks
and bccoiiio by the brlquletting pro
cess as efficient as the best steam
and fuel coal. Whatever questions
may afreet tho poorer qualities df
Coos Bay coal, tho fact remains that
by briquetting all of It, good and
bad, hard and soft, lump and screen
ings, may be made as useful for
steam and naval purposes ns tfto
best in the world. These Gorman
processes and uotao now ones have
been introduced into this country
and briquettes of coal aro now of
fered In tho markets of Wisconsin
and Minnesota, and may bo offered
on this coast. The Chambov of Com
merce might take up this question of
inducing capital to put a coal briquet
ting plant into Coos county, and its
success would bo certain, and epochal
In its consequences to Coos Bay.
Thero aro several resources in this
dl'Hrict, the complete exploitation of
any ono of which would warrant a
great city, and not tho least remark
able is this Coos Bay coal which al
most hrngs over the tidewater ready
to drop into ships as they pass.
COOS BAY'S FARM XEKDS.
THE mosl. important thing for Coos
Bay to work for is the cultiva
tion o its agricultural lands. It Is
a fact that not enough attention Is
being paid to market gardening and
fruit for tho homo market. With tho
richest soil in the world, a climate
adapted to all sorts of fruits which
thrive In a temperate climate, a mar
ket which will take anything in the
lino of egctables, green stuff and ap
ples, pears, peaches and berries, large
quantities of these are shipped In.
Even hay is brought from Califor
nia. There Is no excuse for it, ex
cept the employment of men In log
ging, fishing, mechanical and com
mercial work. The agricultural fea
ture has been nnd Is sadly neglected.
Coos Bay wants many things, but
sho promises no greater rewards and
no more pronounced success than to
the small farmer and dairyman. She
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Steam Dye Works
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needs thorn and will give them every
ndvantnge. Tho practice of acquir
ing and holding largo tracts of Innd
Is not ono which makes the best re
sults possible. What Coos Bay wants
is the Email fan.ter with tho ten
aero tract who will devote himself
to intensivo farming. In irrigated
districts the farms of ten acres, and
oven five, aro not only sufficient for a
comfortable living, but are profit
makers. Tho small farmer can get
as good ro3ults on Coos Bay without
irrigation as he can on Snake river
or in any other irrigated region, and,
ho has neither tho expense, the labor
nor the annoyance of irrigation. Tho
toll can not bo excelled. The market
is close at hand. Ho has lumber
cheap, fuel, both coal and wood, prac
tically free, pure water, green grass
the year round, and unlimited quan
tities of game, fish, clams and sea
food. Nowhere else can ho live so
cheaply and so well. Besides this,
his fruits and berries havo all the
Juice and flavor of the seacoast prod
uct and his vegetables have all the
nutriment which belongs to natural
and Navigation Co.
TRAIN SOHKiniiE NO. 2.
In Effect January 1, 1007.
All previous schedules are void.
Subjoct to chaugo without notice.
W. S. Chandler, manager; F. A.
Lalse, freight agent; general offices,
Leave 9:00 a. m.
9:45 a. rafjCoqullle,
iJRi. II. JuncUon.
Leave 10:45 a. m. iMytle Point
j.0:S0 r ni.iCoquuH.
12:00 m. IB. II. Junction.
Arrive 12: SO p.m.Marshfield.
Extra trains 'will run on dally
special orders. Trains to and from
Beaver Hill daily.
New and Modern
Sample Rooms in Connection
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Doft'f Forget J
the KpdaJ os&
your oJmg trip;
u une witn
M. P. Pcndcrsrass, Master
Leaves Marshfleld 7:30, 9:00,
and 10:30 a.m and 1:00,- 2:30
and 4:00 p. m. r
Leaves North Bpfid at 8:15,
9:45 and ll:lrpr:m., and 1:45,
3:15 and 5:001). m.
Makes dally trips except Sun
days. Fare: One wuy, IB
cents; round trip, 2li cgu'k.
supplies at the
Nelson Iron Works
P. H. NELSON. Prop
Wo repair all inds of Machinery,
Steam and Gas rglneB, Giurt and Bi
cycles. Uestolork ou&peclalty. : !
Wo manufacture Castings In Iron an
Dronzo for Saw Mills and logging
Camps. We make the best Sheaves ni
Road Spools for Loggers. : : :
A fow choice 5 and 1 Quaere tracts dose In. Good transportation.
Two daily hoats to Marshfleld, NortLf Bend, fapa-5 cents round trip.
Dally mail. Telephone connectiousjf'armersnino No. 2 passes through
the land. "Wagon road to East Mnmfleld'The comity railroad through
to that part of Marshfleld is hoid JT bring It to the front. This
property will be taken. off the iaijK!et August 15, 1907.
Sails for Sai
ay July 15
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FOR SALE ON EASY TERMS
Neat and modern. Situaledn NorthBmdHg;ghtst
Best view on the pcninsuldjLfil&ft the
same tract. Prices reasonable and terms easy.
Vard & Ward
WARD fc HURD
Corner Meade and Vermont Sts.
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Come Early to Make Selections of
Our stack is going fa
will convince that th
A trial of our
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on the market
Coos Bay Faint & Wallpaper Co.
2nd near C. Street
lanes uoane or
We have a complete stock of
Winchester and Savage rifles.
rv a lare
tkm is fires!
we also car,
ment or tn
hatchets. In fact every thing
needed on your hunting trip
can be furnished at the
d line of
Front street Central Hotel
is the best thing we have to
offer Other indticsAienbs are
of secondary impqmnce. Upon
this .basis only dj
First National Bank of Coos Bay
.TOIIN S. 'COKE, President
W.S. McTAKLAND, Cashier.
O. B. HINSDALE, Vice Pres.
R. T. KAUFMAN, Asst. Cas.
u mar jzggrgjga'Scsy gjrt5trairamftIareRaragciagKrft3ara
California and Oregon Coast Steamship Company.
n. n. QPTSON - Mngteiii
COOS BAY to Portland and Return
GEO. D. GRAY a C0v Gcneral'agents,
421 Market St.. San Francisco.
1,. W.SHAW, Agont,
Marshfleld. Phono 441
Contractors and Builders
Office fixtures a spi
Shelving. Let us
Shop opposite Bear's Livery Stable,
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North" Front Street
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WHY DO PEOPLE BUY I
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It is choice inside residence property, lots
50x0 with alleys, is well sheltered with
A GOOD BAY VIEW and prices of lots
are reasonable For particulars see
Title Guarantee & Abstract Co.,
Henry Seiigstacken, Manager
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