STT'FT3ilW 1"'-L' t if '- --1- -J--1-t-i r tttiti rfr mi !!f-l!l!Jl1iJLJMjy Jgj'Jajet'; ii3JamJgTw w wnwfwai w jumi a iia H 'nfi&ffl' f apgawaga I THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES. MARSHFIELP nRFRnw. SUNDAY. AUGUST 4, 1907. Coos Bay Times AN INDBrKNDKNT RKPPTT',,', ""'"S'UI'KH rtlnLtjIIKD KVKKV DAY KXCK1TINO MON DAY AND ALSO WKEKIA HY TnK Cooa Bay Times Punusm.sa Co. FRED PASLEY, Editor. REX LARGE, Business Manaokh. Tho policy of The Uoos Iky Times vill bo Republican in politics, with the independence of which President Kooso volt is the leading exponent. SntcreJ at the postolllco at Mnrshfletd. Ore gon, for trniiHnisMon througli the malls as second clam inatOnattcr. SUBSCRIPTION RATES- Single copy, daily, - - 5 cents Per month, daily, - 50 cents Three months, daily, - (IS flix months, daily - - $2 50 Ono year, daily, - - - $5 00 Weekly, per year - ?1 00 Address all communications to COOS BAY TIMtS Marshfield. Oregon. TIIU COOS AV GUAVKXSTI3IN'. The nddress of Hon. J. W. Snover before the Chumber of Commerce of Marshfleld Friday evening was one of tho notable events for which that Tiody, since Its rejuvenation, has bo come famous. Tho subject, too, was one which will appeal to every per son on the coast who may read the address published In this Issue of The Times and ordered by the Chamber to be printed and published In pam phlet form. The thanks of all who are interested in Coos Bay are duo to Mr. Snover for his timely and masterly presentation of this subject. There Is no better way to adver tise Coos Bay and render it famous than by encouraging the cultivation of the Gravensteln as a specialty. It is a fact that comparatively little of the area of tho American or any other continent Is adapted to the cul ture of good apples and the section which can be claimed as specially suited to any one kind, is exception ally fortunate. Mr. Snover has shown that the market for Gravenstelns is unsatiablo and the half a million boxes would never bo sufficient. Tho strenuous call for Gravenstelns is heard in the Orient, Southern Cali fornia, South America, the Hawaiian Islands, tho East and in Europe, but its peculiar value Is made all the more apparent by tho example of Alaska. Other apples are produced In Coos Bay very successfully, but none can measure up to the value and standard of the unapproachable Coos Bay Gravensteln. The discussion of this subject of fruit raising at this time is very im portant. Without reflecting on tho extraordinary richness and produc tivity of the hillsides and valleys of Coos Bay, both in vegetable and dairying lines, it is safe to say that tholr fruit bearing qualities will be more attractive to desirable immi grants from the East than any other. Tho East is alive with Interest in Western fruit lands and the fruit feature is one which appeals more to tho people in a democratic way than any other. Tho average man thinks coal, timber and fisheries be long to large combinations of capital. Not so tho twenty or forty-acro farm which Is devoted to fruit culture. Tliat is within the reach of the indi vidual and independence and happi ness are associated with it. Tho cut over lands, and those which are now covered with timber in this section are destined to attain great value for fruit farms. The hills are fertile from summit to base and the forma tion rarely comes to the surface. Scarcely any c the land, now heavily timbered, it incapable of such use. The absence of pests cf all kinds Is a point of immeasurable superiority and to cap the climax artinclal and expensive irrigation is entirely un necessary. Let us all unite then In making tho Gravensteln one of our strongest notes in our "Call of Coos Bay." AVI IV NOT COOS HAY? It Is announced that tho naval de partment will carefully Investigate the Pacific coast with a view of imme diately F.o!ectiut a location for a new navy yard and military stronghold on the western ocean. A commis sion consisting of heads of certain di visions, men of high position and skill, has been detailed for the pur poe of making such selectoc, and CT i jnLiu'WF T ' " " WHHHHWn MM will appear In San Francisco shortly and proceed to Its work. Their ac tion, however, can not be final, but when they have reached a conclu sion, they will report back their plans to congress and ask for the necessary appropriation which will be made as a mater of course. It is reported that San Diego Is among the ports which will receive the attention of the Investigating commission. No objection can bo perhaps made to San Diego as a fu ture location of such yard or fortifi cations. It has the harbor, the deep water, the capacity and tho anchor age. But Its coal, steel, timber, food stuffs, and, in short, everything which a navy yard might need or a fort re quire, will have to be shipped to it over long distances. Tho country 1b unproductive and dry, unless expen sive systems of irrigation should be installed. The attention of the commission may well be directed to Coos Bay. Something has been said already in these columns about the peculiar qualification of Coos Bay for the pur poses which the naval commission mentioned, has In mind. But tho subject is one of such importance at this time that the opportunities to present the situation should not be allowed to pass unnoticed. It is hardly conceivable that a more ideal location for a navy yard, if the sub ject 13 to he treated from a business standpoint, could be found in the world. In the first place the bar at the harbor's mouth is almost no ob stacle at all and a small expenditure comparatively, will scour tne bar out completely and deepen the en trance to forty feet. In the next place ample anchorage in the Inner bay can be obtained by deepening the tidal area, and as there is no ob stacle to dredging, this can be done cheaply. Indeed, an outlay of les3 than one million would make Coos Bay a perfect harbor of refuge. That, compared with the Japanese outlay of $23,000,000 to Improve the harbor at Toklo, is a bagatelle Right here it may well be pointed out that no moer ideal place for a navy yard could be suggested than South Inlet, v hich has the advantage of protec tion from tho sea and yet proximity to it, and is closely connected with tho deepest water in the bay. The other advantages may be epitomized. Coos Bay has the following un limited resources: unlimited variety. This will supply tho most suitable beams, timbers and lumber which may bo needed with out shipment. It would be just out side the navy yard gate. The largest saw mills on tho coast nre beginning operations here. hignlte coal of a superior quality exists on tho very shores of the bay and ships load at tho mine's mouth. The coasting steamers have used this coal for steam purposes sirce Its dls covery forty years and more ago and are still using it. The experiments which have recently been mndo successfully show that by brl quettlng and adding the element of carbon, this coal will reach the standard required for naval pur poses. It Is the only coal on tho coast south of Puget Sound, and ex perts say tho Puget Sound measures arc about exhausted. The commis sion ought to understand that this coal is an invitation to a hostile pow er to establish a naval station here. Coal which has been used by coasting ships to make steam, can be used by naval ships, if better coal Is not avail able. Cattle, milch cows, food stuffs, are close to this bay and the entire region Is capable of growing anything which will bo needed. Besides this, the Drain railroad will be finished in sea son to meet all the needs of the naval department, when they are ready. In that event the whole of the Wil lamette Valley will be at the mercy of a hostile force which might estab lish a temporary base at Coos Bay, by means of the Drain road supply itself with all a large fleet would re quire for a long voyage, besides get ting all the coal ncened for such a voyage on the shores of the bay. THE BLACK SAND AROUND PORT 0RF0RD Mr. AV. II. Merrick of Portland, re presenting a syndicate, has been in vestigating the black sand proposi tions In this country. He left Port Orford for Portlap " Saturday, but will return in twn or i' -"o weeks to thoroughly prospect a "' ''f the properties that are offer ' "he beach lying north of Rogue ri..- for 12 miles is beyond question the rich est platinum to be found on Hils coast In an almost continuous body. Other Timber stands of ' beaches have rich spots, but here it giant and abundant growth and of ,s continuous for a greater reach than elsewhere. Port Orford Tribune. WILSON & THOMAS Contractors and Builders Office fixtures a HP' Shelving. Let us fore building. iiolty. btoucrb roots, C YUtlt JiljftfJlll lotinters, plajfsSeo us bc- Shop opposite Bear's Livery Stable, North front Street isaswammaEBKamzmmiB WW0iWSto!rtttJW COOS BAY BAKERY AND DELICATESSEN I, ries and Cakes. LUNCH G0ODS IncIiuUngCliicki'ii and A'cal Pies, l'otatoo will Shrimp Snlnil, Mac caroni anil Cheese, Etc. 0 I D avis & Davis Fourth Door from Front on A Street $mi!&8s&G!$i$gmfim mXBtt?ATiwirmwiiMTttnnriKW!m'mmw!i&?ZHnTirr.TX The Steamer Sails from MARSH FIELD, . F. PLANT i North Bpnd WedpsdayatMioon. F.S mOAgent Q OREdON Have You Seen the New Homes Goin Up in 4 Instead of a Wilderness, as the land was a short time ago, today you will see improvements that will astonish you. Go where you will over the Park you will find evidences that The Purchasers of Lots are Home Builders io0" In each block you will find the people clearing their lots preparatory to building if they arUot already building. We are not painting rosy pictures of what we intend to do; we d not claim that wegoing to spend more to improve the property than we nope to sen tne property ror we say mue, saw woa ana aig to agamiplish something. BAY PARK is the locattn sgkcled by many where they plan to erect ofare erecting their 6 ywvwwvwvwwwwwvvw yvvwwvvwwsvwwywvvw WvVVWWVWvVWW Q. i-H K oa 4 ? i 11 . o w I ft The Real Estate Man, on A Street Near Front at Once. Lots Sold on Easy Terms of $ 1 0 Cash and $5 per Month. Title Perfect and Abstract Given Each Purchaser r " rnrin ii u i fa .. . - n 1 MVt 4L Afe nW TVk. I ...i' .makf JtXkA atbbbL I , .- ratm ,1 M1:IA J u -r-.;toe iwawiHw-w-." -- - vgrmmm 'liiMiliHJ vHIW i -. IZ7 . -aafe- .-. . . 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