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MARSHFIELD, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1907.
Chamber of Commercetorn-
EXPENDITURE NOT M
In Proportion to the Great Results
Obtained the Approximate Cost
Is Comparatively Small.
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WHAT THE PROPOSED IM-
PROVEMEXTS TO THE RAY
CHANNEL PROVIDE KOI
Widening of channel6 800
feet, to begin l.OOOTeei north
of Standard Oil warehouse to
C. A. Smith mill; total length
East .Harbor line to be
moved Xi&fk a distance of
to 400 leet.
Depth of channef&JU-2()
feet at low tide.
Amount of dirt necessary to
move, 3,000,000 cubic yards.
Estimated that dredger with
capacity of 5,000 yards per day
could accomplish task in two
Total approximated cost of
project, one hundred and fifty
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Some time1 ago, a mass meeting
was held in the city hall for the
purpose of devising means, If pos
sible, for dredging a channel at this
section of Coos Bay and deepening
the water, besides widening the
channel, to give more room for the
larger boats docking at Marshfleld.
At that time a committee was ap
pointed to look Into the matter and
ascertain everything that could be
learned regarding aid from property
owners, donations In tho way or
tldelands, the cost of removing the
silt, tho time required to complete
the work, tho best method of In
teresting the people In the territory
affected, , and learning whether
dredgers could be obtained for com
mencing the work at a time con
venient to tho committee.
Tho work Involved in looking after
the many and diverse questions
which enter into the scheme at hand
took much time, and for reasons
which will later appear clear tto tho
reader, the work was necessarily
slow. But tho committee went at
tho Investigation in a systematic
manner and have completed a report
which is complete in every detail and
puts tho proposition up to the people
of Marshfleld ready for action if
they desire to proceed on tho com
The commjttee Is composed of Dr.
Everett Mlngus, chairman; W. S.
Chandler, J. E. Oren, Eugene O'Con
noll, Henry Songstacken, James
Flanagan, W. U. Douglass. This
committee was appointed by J. U.
Matson, who was chairman of the
Tho committee proceeded upon the
theory that an 800-foot channel was
advisable if anything was to be done
which would afterwards prove worth
ho expense and enterprise. It has
figured on the length as follows:
From a point one thousand feet
north of the Standard Oil warehouse
to tho C. A. Smith mill on Isthmus
Inlet, a distance of ten thousand feet,
sompthlng less than two miles, and
carrying a width from tho northward
point, of 800 feet, as far south as
the O. C. & N. bunkers; from this
point to tho Smith mlll.tho chan
nel's width would vary, according to
the natural formation, from 400 feet
to 800 feet.
In obtaining a channel of this
width, the committee found it neces
sary to encroach upon tldelands on
the eastern side of tho present chan-,
nel. distances running from 300 feet
to 400 feet. These lands are owned
t CHARGE OF PLANT
Captain ifjirlfs Takes Plait- of Cap-
tiBn XWson, Who Will Bring
Smith lloat Inx
The steamer Plant pfliled In to tho
locift dofflc yesterday afternoon with
a new faconthe brldg- ajnew face
on the Pwnt'e brldge.ttbut an old
face to thk Ctoos BayltftjJ C'apjaln
Durtls, formerly master or'tlfo'Em
plre and for our a year mate of the
steamer Breakwater, was the man
who wore tho h
bout eight month!
until recently mi
tor of tho
oat, v. m. bmyli,
een Oakland iland
Jack FlanaVtafi says thatCant
Burtls Is the best mate wo ever
piped a crew on Coos Biy and he
ought to know. The captain s
friends are numerous hJre and the
glad hand was offered to him by
hem all upon his Jlrrlval. The
lant's former mast, Captain Nel-
n, loft the ship stt San Francisco,
om which poinlr he will Journey
ast, starting tqffay, to superintend
onstructlon an bring out the now
3. A. Smith bjkt, built for the lum
ber trade. Vhls Is the boat which
will bo bright around the Horn
some tlmoduring the coming win
ter. It )M now building at Newport
LIBERTY FOR INDICTED MEN
CONTINUED FROM COLUMN SIX
decision of yesterday Is a victory for
the defendants. "The decision,"
Said Mr. Moran, "practically upholds
our contention regarding the legal
ity of tho present grand Jury. We
are sure of our stand, and have no
fear that we shall not get a favor
able decision In the higher court.
This action will be taken before1 the
Supreme Court at once as the Ap
pellate Court will not co'nvene until
August 12th, and we shall come Into
court August Gth, the date set for
our detendants to plead, with a
Judge Cook in handing down his
decision of yesterday Instructed the
defendants to ask the Appellate
Court for a writ of prohibition, but
as that body. will not be in session
before August 12th, the cases will be
taken to the Supreme Court direct.
The cases against Hayes, Olsen, Mlt
zen, Schmidt, Peterson, Kyle and
McDonald will again come up before
Judge Cook on August Gth.
In handing down his decision yes
terday Judge Cook said In part:
"The question presented for de
cision In these cases, by the defend
ants' objection to being compelled to
plead to tho Indictments therein, Is
one of far-reaching effect. If the de
fendants contontlon Is correct, the
Indictments on which these prosecu
tions are based would be merely so
much blank paper and a conviction
would mean nothing, -for any judg
ments of conviction rendered would
"The same question has been as
I understand presented to two
other Indictments found and present
er by tho same grand Jury. In those
departments of tho courts tho ob
jections to the validity of such grand
jury were, as I am Informed, overj
FOR COAST TRIP
Mr. R. B. Ryan and, wife and Mr.
L. P. Ryan, of Salem, and Dr. and
Mrs. Hicks, of SUverton, Oregon, ar
rived In this city by team yesterday.
They were on tho road three weeks.
From hero they will go down the
beach, returning by tho way of Ash
land. by different parties and all had to be
seen or addressed upon the subject.
The committee has secured from
every owner of tldelands fronting the
proposed east side of the channel,
agreements to donate without re
compense, whatover lands are neces
sary In tho widening.
This' proposal of widening the
channel makes It necessary, If tho
matter Is carried through, to change
the harbor line for tho eastern side
hof the channel and this matter has
been successfully taken up with the
War Department. Should tho scheme
go to conclusion, tho line would be
changed or moved to tho easteward,
distances varying from 300 feet to
400 feet. The committee 1b em-
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THEY COME HIGH, BUT
PUNS OF THE
S. P. MIL
Harriman's Chief Tells of Com
pany's Intended Opera-
tions On Coast.
POWER PLANT AT OAKLAND
Scarcity of Coal In the Pacific
Country Is One of Most
Oakland, July 30. "We are soon
to build up on the Oakland estuary
on a block of land we bought for the
purpose, one of tho finest, most
modern and up-to-date electric power
plants in the United States. It will
occupy the whole block, which Is"
about 400 feet square. It will be
quite a showy- building, and high,
because we shall have big coal
bunkers there and mechanical stok
ing machinery for supplying the fur
naces with fuel. The plans for this
electric power house have been fin
ished, and Electrical Engineer Bab
cock has started east to submit them
to Mr. Harriman."
Such was the Important announce
ment made yesterday by Vice Presi
dent Julius Kruttschnltt of the
Southern Pacific, director of main
tenance and operation of tho entire
"Some other plans wo have are
three great tunnels, one for Port
land, one for Tacoma and one near
Seattle," continued Director Krutt
schnltt. "I have only recently re
turned from there. At Portland It
Is proposed to drive a 5C00-foot tun
nel under tho little town of St. Johns
and bring passenger and other trains
in on a level grade and at some sav
ing In distance. At Tacoma the dif
ficulty Is that the residence part of
the city Is up on bluffs from 200 to
250 feet above tidewater, while the
business section Is down on the level.
Our plan Is to run a 7800-foot tun
nel Into Tacoma to save grade and
distance. Another tunnel Is pro
jected ateattle, rathor beyond Seat
tle. But wo can get both freight
and passenger trains Into Seattle
without any tunnel.
"Wo have already begun construc
tion of a six-mile branch road near
Contralla, Wash., to some coal mines
wo have bought. Coal Is getting to
ba scarce on tho Pacific Coast. We
use oil on our passenger locomotives.
But oil prices keep going up, Hfc ow
ing that tho supply at present Is not
bo great as the demand."
WE MUST HAVE THEM.
U.S. AND JAPAN
Views Radically Different Re
garding Exclusion Clause
PLAN FOR NEW COMPACT
Tokio Asks Elimination of All Men
tion of Immigration Re
striction. Washington, July 30. From an
authentic source comes confirmation
of the report regarding negotiations
with Japan for exclusion. It has
been stated that information had
come from Japanese source that
Embassador Wright had been fruit
lessly negotiating with Foreign Min
ister Hayashi and that the latter had
declared that he would never 'con
sent to any treaty of which Japanese
exclusion was a fea'ture.
It seems that what the State De
partment has been trying to accom
plish at this time was not an agree
ment for a new treaty, but for a
protocol to the existing one, making
even stronger tho consent of Japan
to tho exclusion of laborers than, Is
provided for In the much discussed
article 2, clause 4. As a concession
for this agreement It was proposed
that this country should consent to
granting naturalization to the Japan
ese after the expiration of tho treaty.
It seems not to be generally known
that by mutual agreement the life of
the treaty was extended one year,
and that it does not expire until
Of course oven the State Depart
ment has grave doubts whether Con
gress woukl consent to the natural
ization of Japanese, but In the mean
time It was hoped to settle tho ex
clusion feature. Hayashl's obduracy
prevented that, and his insistence on
the elimination of article 2, clause 4,
from any future treaty makes tho
work of the State Department moro
difficult, because It Is stated here
positively that this government
stands for exclusion and wll con
tinue to stand for It. With exclusion
practically In force, Japan will have
five years In which to become recon
ciled to It before a new treaty must
go Into effect
IN ROGERS BUILDING
Davis & Davis havo opened their
delicatessen store In the Rogors
building, on A street, a few doors
west of Front. They havo abandon
ed tho bakery they purchased of Mr.
Pothoff and moved tho oven into
their new quarters. Tho company's
fixtures arrived on the Breakwater
last night, and they will soon bo
equipped to take care of a good
PLANT COMES IN
FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Steamer Brings In 200 Tons of
, Freight and Cnrrles n Good .
List of Pn spongers.
The steamer Plant arrived In yes
terday from San Francisco with 200
tons oMrelght, Including fruits and
vegetables and supplies for the vari
ous Coos Bay and Coqullle river in
dustries. The ship has a new cap
tain, Mr. Burtls, who was at one
time first mate on the Breakwater.
Na Incident of unusual nature was
encountered on the trip and the boat
had a calm sea all tne way.
Following is the passenger list:
Miss R. E. Hamlton, E. A. Saunders,
Mjs. Saunders; Mrs. J. J. Wilson and
child, Miss E. J. Campbell, G. W.
Bowman, Mrs. Meyer and child, Mrs.
C. Lighter, W. J. Wadhams, Mrs. W.
B. Norman, Mrs. DIers, Miss N. Gl
rard, Miss Lena Logan, C. M. Mor
tcqsen, Lester Pollack, Geo. Frank
lin, E. S. Larsey, Jr.; .Mrs. C. K.
Avery, J. A. Von House, W. McLar
sen, Mrs. C. W. SIckett, Thomas
O'Donoghue, J. A. Banks, E. J. Har
rah, W. Wetherill, Mrs. Wetherlll,
R. E. Bohn.
The Plant will sail this afternoon
from North Bend at 3 o'clock.
JAPAN'S MOTIVES TO U. S.
ENGLAND VALUES FRIENDSHIP
OF AMERICA MOST.
Little Drown Nation's Intentions
Are Serious Menncc Says
Newspapers of Loudon.
London, July 30. The Tribune
this morning prints an interview
with M. H. de Young of San Fran
cisco, explaining the situation In this
city and denying the existence of race
prejudice against the Japanese, but
maintaining that Japan' wants the
Philippines primarily and the Ha-
wiian Islands If she can get them.
The Tribune, in an editorial,
thinks that guch a view of Japan's
intention, soberly set forth by an
American of influence and position,
contains more matter for alarm than
any mere race prejudice' on tho part
of a -mob which wrecks resaturants.
At the same time, the Tribune de
clares, It cannot believe that JaptmJ
has any such designs until there Is
better evidence of it than has yet
Tho Tribune proceeds to comment
on a recent article In Harper's Mag
azine with reference to the alleged
disposlcio'ii of Emperor TIlham to
enter Into an agreement with the
United States for the reciprocal de
fense of German and American pos
sessions in- the Far East, and ex
pressed great surprise that any doubt
could arlso as to whether Great
Britain values most the friendship of
the United States or of Japnn. It
"The Americans are our natural
friends, and should be tho last to
misconceive the meaning of an Anglo-Japanese
REASON FOR LACK
OF LABOR ON BAY
Mr. E. A. Anderson, In speaking of
tho scarcity of labor on Coos Bay,
said it Is a common thing here at
this season of the year. He has been
here for many years and understands
tho situation. Tho time from now
until the rains commence is rather
limited and contracts often drag
alonu until lato In the summer, when
everybody gets in a hurry and will
hire more help than would bo neces
MILKING MACHINE IS
Mrs. Yoakum, of Coos River, was
In Marshfleld yesterday looking after
business uffatrs. Sho says tho lato
demonstration of the milking ma
chine she hold some two weeks ago
has resulted In tho adoption of this
means of separating tho Coos county
cows from their milk by a number
of farmers with large herds. Mrs.
Yoakum has seven machines spoken
Judge Cook Questions Validity
of San Francisco Grand
GOES TO SUPREME COURT
Effect of Decision Will Be Far
Men Now Under Kan of Law Will
Have Freedom If Body Is
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INDICTED MEN WHO WILL
GO FREE IF GRAND JURY
IS DECLARED ILLEGAL.
A. K. Dteweller. T. V. Hal- -
sey, Louis Glass, Patrick Cal- 4
houn, William M. Abbott,
Thornwall Mullally, Tlrey L.
Ford, G. H. Umbsen, W. I. Bro- .
beck, Joseph E. Green, E. J.
DeSabla, Jr.; F. G. Drum and
John Martin. 4
San Francisco, July 30. Whether
or not tho indictments returned by
tho present grand jury are valid,,,
and whether that 'oody has any legal'
pxlRtonofi RlnnA Ffilirnnrv- 1H07. wni
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smiuusiy queswuuuu in u ueuisiuu "
handed down by Judge Carroll Cook
of tho Superior Court yesterijay af
ternoon, and the Supreme Court of
California will, within the next few1
days, be asked to decide the matter,
The decision was the outcome of
the action of the attorneys for1 John.
W. Hays, Barney Olsen, John Mlt
zon, R. Schmidt, George Peterson,
J. C. Kyle and J. M. McDonald, who
are indicted in connection with tho
recent strike riots, appearing before
juage uook anu uemurnng 10 mo )
indictment, arguing that as the pros- '
ent grand jury has continued In ser
vice after a new panel had been
drawn in 'tho 'office of tho clerk of
the court and placed on file, the term
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and that thoy wero no longer partiof
the machinery of tho court and had
no power as an inquisitorial bodyIt
was this question that Judge Cook
passes up to the Supreme Court.
This same question was raised be-
foro by tho attorneys for T. V. Hal-
sey, who was indicted alter ueoru
ary 1st, but Judge Dunne of the Su-'
perlor Court ruled against them and-;
decided that all actions of the pres
ent grand jury were legal, and that
the drawing of the panel did not end
tho life of the old body.
This raises another point that has
been In question and which the con
templated action before tho Supremo
Court will decide. Tho question Is
whether or not a ruling by one judge 4
of the Superior Court Is law for all
of tho judges of that court.
Judge Cook In his decision of yes
terday holds that It does In all cases
of nnnnrnl lnv iiffnpMni thn pnilrf
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as In tho present grand jury con
tontlon, and ho further asks that a-
hlgher court pass upon this question
before the defendants, In this In
stance, plead to tho Indictments.
Should the Supremo Court decide
that tho grand jury has not been a
legal body since February, many of
those who aro under Indictments i
since that time will find themselves i
at liberty, and all of those who aro
In custody under Indictments in con
nection with the telephone, trolley,
Parkslrfo and gaa graft cases will bo
Some of those who will bo affected
by a favorable decision from tho Su
premo Court nro: A. K. Detwoller,
T. V. Halsey, Louis Glass, Patrick
Calhoun, William M. Abbott, Thorn
wall Mullally, Tlrey L. Ford, O. II.
Umbsen, W. I. Brobeck, Joseph E.
Green, E. J. de Sahla Jr., F, G. Drum
and John Martin.
Attorney E. F. Moran, who repre
sents tho men mentioned above, who
aro indicted in connection with the
strike riots, says that Judge Cook's
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