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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFIELD, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUSTS, 1907.
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FRED PASLEY, Emtoii.
REX LARGE, Businiss Maxagkb.
Tho policy of The Coos Bay Timeg
fill be Republican in politics, with the
independence of which President Ilooso
volt is the lending exponent.
Entered at the poMofllcp at MnrMifielil, Ore
gon, for tMnsmlsMon tliroiiRh the malls as
second class mall.mnttcr.
Binglo copy, daily, - 5 cents
Per month, daily, 50 cents
Three months, daily, H 25
Bis months, daily - - f 2 50
One year, daily, - - - ?5 00
Weekly, per year - - ?1 00
Address all communications to
COOS BAY TIMES
THE IIAItnOR AND OTIIKIl HAB
HOKS. The Impression has gone out
among people who know little of
shipping and harhors, and these are
in the overwhelming majority, that
Coos Bay has very little water on Its
bar and very little In its harbor. The
fact can not be too often or too em
phatically repeated that tho bar is
the least of the bay's objectionable
features and tho harbor is now capa
ble of receiving the principal ship
ping of the world. The position
which Coos Cay people take is, that
they hnve a good bar and a good
harbor, but that it Is so easy and
cheap to make one of the best har
bors In the world, and one which will
receive the largest ships in tho world,
that It is little short of criminal not
to put it into the first rank.
We say that Coos Day Is a good
harhor now. Anybody who has
sailed across the Columbia bar and
afterwards across that of Coos Cay
will vouch for the statement that the
passenger would scarcely recognize
the latter unless told about It. It is
nothing. Recent government sound
ings show conclusively that there are
twenty-two feet of water at low tide
on Coos Bay bar. At high tide there
are twenty-eight feet of water on the
bar. Mersey river, which furnishes
tho harbor of Liverpool, England,
thero are only 27 feet of water at
mean low tide, and twice a month
heavy ocean liners have a delay of
about an hour. Lower New York
Bay has a depth of nearly or quite
31 feet at mean low water. Ham
burg rarely has more than 27 feet of
water. E.-wineu Is In the same llx.
Havre has only 30 foet at high tide
and unless steamers drawing 25 feet
arrive just at the right time passen
gers have to go ashore In a tender.
Philadelphia has a channel to the
Boa which is but 2G feet in depth at
low water and at the wharves of the
city no vessel drawing more than 24
foot can land nt low water. Balti
more has but 27 foot G inches in its
channel at low water, and Boston,
inside of quarantine, has but 27 feet.
Nono of these harbors, therefore, can
accommodato tho great vessels of
deep draft and largo tonnage. Port
land has about 20 feet In Its channol
and this is the result of dredging as
It was originally only 1 G feet.
Lloyd's Register, tho official au
thority on such matters, shows that
tho merchant marine of the world
contains fifty steamships registering
In excess of 10,000 tons. It also
gives tho names of 171 steamships
registering over 10,000 tons. Hut
tho vast bulk of the world's eom-i
merco Is now carried in ships above i
7000 tons, for tho mighty fleet of i
approximately 3000 ships ranging I
from 5000 to 7000 tons is roaming I
tho seas in search of business. In I
fact not more than 1& por cent of I
tho world's coninuerco Is donp In i
steamships which carry In excess of
5000 tons. And thero remains US Ms
pro cent which some part of Coos!
Hay Is, in condition to recolvo, and
fifty per cent all parts of tho main
channel of Coos Hay harbor Is ac-1
cesslblo to. Thus it is scon that tho
attitude thnt this harbor needs fixing
in order to "slzo up" with most
others Is not true, but it does need
fixing to be as good as its location de
mands. Of course all harbors need
attention and fixing and that 13 all
Coos Boy has over demanded. A
small percontngo of tho outlay nvado
on other harbors would mako Coos
Bay harbor equal to tho best. For
example Toklo, Japan, is being im
proved at an expenso of 123,000,000.
Liverpool harbor, has been Improved
at an oxponso of $200,000,000. Tho
Clyde river which furnishes tho har
Iwr ol Glasgow, Scotland, was, only a
few years ago, non navigable be
yond Glasgow, ovon by small boats,
but the largest steamors now find
i ample water, due to dredging at an
! enormous expense. Millions have
, been expended on New York harbor,
, on Boston harbor, on the harbor of
i Baltimore. '
. Tho exchanges and dispatches
show that Japan is not so much to be
I suspected of designing war against
America as China 13 to bo suspected
of waking up and taking, a stand
1 aqainst the world without any par-1
tlcular plan. It seems to be in the
air, so to speak, that that great un
wieldy, sleeping mass, which at
times stirs heavily or snores in its
sleep, is dangerous to civilization.
Now and then some little Western
kingdom, from curiosity or a spirit
of mischief, prods the sleeper and
when he moves slightly, It runs away
and watches developments at a safe
distance. The Yellow Peril is
rubbing its eyes, sitting up and look
ing around with a half dazed expres
sion and all the world wonders what
It will do next. Suppose It should
stand up? Suppose from the tower
ing eminence of an Immense height
It should look the earth over? Sup
pose It should begin to lay about with
the big stick? What havoc might
occur? Was It not a wise thought
Why Immigrants Conu.
When Colonel William Barbour of
New Jersey was a boy just come to
this country looking for a job, he sat
one day on a big rock nt the edge
of Cranberry lake to rest and eat a
luncheon carried in his handkerchief.
That was fifty years ago. lie
thought at tho time tho rock would
make a fine monument and tho
thought never left him.
The other day he had it removed
to the family cemetery at a coat of
He Is a millicj&ire now.
No wonder foreigners come over
to America by the thousands.
The king of Sweden, who has or
dered an Investigation as to the rea
sons hi3 subjects leave in large num
bers for the United States, will not
have to wait long to learn them.
The other day Peter Larson died
at Helena, Mont., many times a mil
lionaire. He came to this country poor and
when' he died his interests were so
various that It will require many
weeks to find out the value of the
Besides leaving a fortune to his
wife and daughter, he gave liberally
to all the churches of Helena and to
the charitable institutions such as
orphans' homes and hospitals.
He willed $50,000 to one brother
and ?25,00 to each of two other
brothers. S1 00.000 to a grand-daugh-
Warm all the beds In the house, bj
I a warming pan, for a fortnight.
Give yon n fire in your bedroom frr
an hour while you are dressing or un-
after all, which Emperor Wilhelm of
Germany had when he Intimated that ter and ?50(000 to a grandSon
When the subjects of th king of
the nations should steal upon China
when It slept and by dividing it as
Europe is divided, deprive it of its
ovortowering strength and free the
world from the Yellow Peril?
There are reasons to believe that
when the Empress' dictator, some
times called the Empress Dowager,
dies, the yellow bedlam will be let
loose in all Its fury and that the na
tions of Europe will again find It
necessary to advance to its subjuga
tion. It is believed that China is
many fold more poworful in a mili
tary sense than cho was in tho begin
ning of the century. Her troops have
been equipped with modern rifles
and weapons. She has the most Im
proved Instruments of war and de
struction. Her companies have been
disciplined and trained by drill ser
geants from England, France and
America. The Japanese have not
withheld their keen and welcome
instruction. Besides this the per
sonal of the Chinese army has been
improved by enlisting a better clas3
than has hitherto furnished Its
recruits. They are patriotic and
not mercenary. A Chinese spirit has
Sweden read of a fortune like Peter
Larson's, their desire to come to
America will not decrease.
CURIO FOR OPIUM.
Boll !) kettles, ench holding two
pints of water.
Cook 15 chops in 15 mluutos. J
Run a small ventilating fan for 21 '
lltfn n largo ventilating fan for six
Keep your breakfast warm for "
Run a sewing machine for 2 1
Carry your dinner upstairs every i
day for a week. .
Carry you 30 tlmc3 from the hot- i
torn of the house to the top, SO feet
Keep your coffee pot warm at the
breakfast table every day for a week.
Carry you three miles in an elec
Sails from North
ednesyhy at noon.
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COOS RIVER NOTE
Mrs. J. D. Cllcklnbeard has been
suffering from a sprained an;;le, but
Is now improving.
Mrs. Piper, of North Bend, has
gone for a month's visit with her son,
W. F. Piper, of North Coos River.
John Fitzgerald Is digging a ditch
and putting In a tldegato on the Tim
There will be a dance given in the
Coos River Hall on Saturday evening
August 10th. Ladies are requested
to bring cake as supper will not bo
furnished by tho committee.
Mi'3. J. B. Davis has gone to Wash
ington to visit relatives. She expects
i to be gone about a month.
Herb Found in North Borneo
A report received' in Washington ' JIr- J- Russell's new gasoline
from Consul Lester Maynard, of launch i3 now completed and was
Sandakan, shows that the opium 'brought up the river last week,
cure of the StraUs Sattlaments, which ''
has been mentioned in these dis-' Quite a number of North Coos Rtv
patches, has reached Borneo and has ' er People are planning a camping trip
been tried wkh good results. The to Charleston Bay in the near future.
Consul writes: i ''
"A drug which is claimed to be a
cure for the opium habit lias recently
been introduced into British North
Borneo, and, although it has been j
used but a short time, many old '
opium smokers claim that they navel
greatly reduced the amount of opium
smoked by them daily. The drug is .
used with the object of counteracting '
tho effects and finally curing the ,
Mr. Lee Webster, lately of St.
Louis, has been taking lessons in
Oregon hay-making for the last two
4 4 J $
AT THE HOTELS.
t $$ 4 $ 4 4 ! 4 4 i
Hliinco S. A. Llndh, Vancouver;
Claude Nashburg; W. II. Galin, San
Francisco; C. C. Taggart, Beaver
Hill; W. A. Custer, Coqullle; W. W.
craving for the opium. A concoc-
arisen. which has found an aplo j ITtout0"'. T "cCalloy; E. Keane'B aver Hl, ;"
for emulation In Japan. mlxli.g the result with opium. After. H , nnfv. Tj nl ' . T. '
Tho attention of the world Is rlvit
ed on the Pacific ocean and the na
tions which border upon it. A billion
people are just across the water from
tho American coast, and It is time
that the United States government
should wake up and pay attention to
every bay and inlet which may
furnish any kind of a harbor In tho
great conflict, military or commer
cial, which will engage tho exclusive
attention of mankind for several
centuries to come.
THE ADVANCING WORLD.
The presence of wirelesB telegraph
demonstrators in tho Bay cities sug
gests again the over recurring wave
of progress which moves tho world
forward and upward to tho realiza
tion of some Ideal which may be vivid
in some universal mind, but Is be
yond tho reach of finite conception.
In twenty-five years thero havo been
many wonders produced, such as the
telephone, the phonograph, the type
writer, phoutaic pictures, monorails,
X-rays, electric cars, and tho thous
and and ono Improvements desired
to bring them nearer perfection.
Tho latest capture from the region of
marvels Is always tho most weird
and generally tho most profitable.
It has to bo admitted that wireless
tolegraphy Is tho most astonishing
of all. Yet it Is an established fact
and there Is no room left to doubt
that It is a success from both a
scientific polut of view and a commer
cial point of view.
Wireless tolegraphy is, of course,
treated as a privato money maker,
but that is only an Incidont of its
value. Those who participate in a
great public enterprise and con
tribute their means to its success,
should, In this nge, bo encouraged,
for It Is now tho only practical way
to get such things done. But apart
from its private value as a money
maker for Investors it Is tho most
startling advanco yot made In tho
material progress of tho world. It
makes communication with all parts
of tho world easy and cheap. It en
ables nations to know ouo another.
It renders tho business man more so
curo In his ventures by sea and land.
It reduces tho rates of marlno insur
ance. It promotes knowledge and
hastens tho day when tho world will
know enough of one another to
render brotherly love and tho King
dom ot God possible Coos Bay baa a
cbanco to get & station and we hopo
it may got into the fold.
smoking a dose of two tablespoon
fills of the drug should bo taken, and
this lessens the desire for further In
dulgence. The drug is known to the
Chinese as tong hing chu.
"L. Wray, curator of the Taiing
Museum at Perak, has identified the
plant as 'combretum sundalcum.' It
is a woody climber, with opposite
leaves, in size and shape somewhat
resembling that of a pear tree, and
bears globular clusters of small white
flowers arranged in panicles, the
flower being followed by a red fruit
about an Inch long, furnished with
four longitudinal wings.
What a Kilowatt-hour of Electricity
Will do for the Housewife.
Tho following list of services per
formed by a kilowatt-hour of electric
current was compiled by an English
engineer, says the Electrical World,
and has valuo in advertising elec
tricity. The Idea might bo applied to
Saw 300 feet of timber (deal)".
Clean 5,000 knives.
Keep your feet warm for five
Clean 75 pairs of boots.
Clip 5 horses.
Warm your curling tongs every
day in tho year for 3 minutes and
twice on Sundays. Warm your shav
ing water every morning for a month.
Givo you 1,250 impressions on n
Bromner royal printing machine.
Run a mechanical sieve for two
Run an electric clock for ten
Iron 30 silk hats.
Light 3,000 cigars.
Knead S sacks of flour Into dough.
Fill and cork 250 pint bottles.
Supply all the nir required by an
ordluary church organ for ono ser
vlco. Pump 100 gallons of water, or
other liquid, to a height of 25 feet.
Run a plate polishing machino for
Run an electric piano for 10 hours.
Lift three and a half tons 75 feet
in four minutes.
Givo you three Turkish light baths.
Keep four domestic irons In use for
Keep you warm in bed for 32
L. B. Blnckridge. L. N.
Orosi, Calif.; James
Richmond, Coqullle; T. J. Whiteman,
Wheeling, W. Va.; C. A. Allen, Port
land; A. H. Allen, Portland; Almee
Miller; Mrs. E. B. Lane, Myrtle
Point; Mrs. R. W. Lundy, Myrtle
Point; Frank Miller, Portland; J. J.
Sullivan, San Francisco; G. Strohm;
C. W. Harrison, Portland; C. H. Mel
ville, Port Orford; R. Baker, The
Central J. Hattus, San Francisco;
E. Stoessel, New York; Fred Shoe
maker, Portland; C. J. Westphal,
Jack Olsen, D. Murphy, C. Bolster, T.
Buckley, Edward Killfeather, Port
land; Mollle Belieu, Newport; Jako
Farse; Wm. Arnold; Thos. Nolan;
Joe McDaniel; W. W. Gage; J. Sha
rer; R. S. Showers, Pa.; John Wat-
stadt:" W. T. White Jr.; Pnv Pnv I
-.., -, uu.,
F. Anderson; Louis Gilbert; W. H.
Smith; A. Thomas.
Chamber of Commerce J. W. Pin- I
ociie, bilverton; W. McLaren, San
Francisco; L. D. Olds, Camas, Wash
ington; Emil Stoessel, New York; 'n.
A. Berry, Portland; A. L. peter, Eu
gene; Robert Barker, Lylo, Wash.;
F. Gullllams, Wenatche, Wash.; Jo
nas Richmond, Coqullle.
Today Hot! chicken at Davis &
not i nicke: pie tdda at Davis
& n.lvlR Dollnnf.ioaon f I
ltciiuMiibor.7 Ilotilchicken pie
today at Davis L DavX'IBnkrX
F. E. AVilsoLs iaeiWdnt itago
leaves tor uosetrtir Friday Juoiming
W. J. Butler, ngcw
SAIL TODAY AT 11:30
Tho steamor Breakwater arrived
in from Portland at midnight, Tues
day, and tied up at tho Marsden
dock. Thero was a full nassomrer
list and 270 tons of freight. Most
of the passengers who were not hero
ns guests of friends or provided bo-
forehand with accommodations, were ' 1
obliged to remain aboard over night
on account of lack of hotol accom-'
modations. Tne shin will snll on the '
return trip today at 11:30, starting
WANTED Anyboiy having goods
to store call at Tayloris Piano
House on Broadway, near C. street.
Largo warehqule just completed.
Terms reasonable. x
If you wan'
thing see Mtcke
man, In North B
to soil any' old
tub Second Hand
Our line of clothing is char
acterized by snappy, individual
styles with the fit and hang
that usuallyxonly comes with
custom mada clothing Ejtner
business or oiiting stylesJancy
worsteds, strong caMmeres
or cheviots, serges anpfthibets.
Excellently made accrtjrding to
the latest customs,
When biwinglotping the
main reason yogo to a cus
tom tailor k t0i6et M fit. Now
we will give ou a perfect fi
at a priae hat nowhere in
comparisfinwith thd price of
LMowMr. Reader you are a
man or good common sense,
so come around to our store
on Second street today and let
us convince you of the above
statements. Be Wise.
2nd Street in Sacchi New Build in en
Get It For Her
An Electric Hat Iron
Save her timo
Save her Iienltll
Save her wen ryl steps
Save you money
Save j on clothe
Save her temper
Save her complexion
i Tiie very best nn made !: TlioXVmcr-
lean j'jccti'lc Heater (It. and tin,
i.cneral Electric Col. .AFe havo them
.ii uiiim mm... ji iiu-'o lllllilDer nro
already In iiso in Mnr&lifleld and If
you want to know whether they nro
n surreys or not ask any woman who
Coos Bay Gas & i
Marshfield and North Bend.
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