The Coos Bay times. (Marshfield, Or.) 1906-1957, August 09, 1907, Image 1

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Portland, Aug8. When within eight miles of her dock on
her first trip up the coast on the Portland and San Francisco
run, the steamship City of Panama, collided with the Alliance
at the mouth of the Willamette river this morning at 5 o'clock.
The City of Panama suffered little damage, but the Alliance is
badly battered up astern. None of the passengers on either
vessel were injured.
Tho Alliance entered the mouth
of the river tit 10 o'clock Wednesday
night. Tlio dredge Portland was
working on the south side of Nigger
Tom island and in order to clear the
dredge Pilot Turner made a run
slightly to the eastward of the regu
lar course. To make the swing he
put his helm hard aport, hut when
the Alliance struck the eddy she re
fused to swing and went ashore on
the island. Following the Alliance
up the river, were the steamers
George W. Elder and the City of Pa
nama. On noting the condition of
affairs on arrival at the mouth, Cap
tain .lessen, of the Elder, dropped
hack and anchored for the night.
The City of Panama came up a little
later and also went to anchorage to
await daylight. At i o'clock In the
morning the dredge had shifted posi
tion and the Elder, which had laid
her course on the inside of the Port
land, was compelled to turn hack.
The City of Panama then came up
and in attempting to enter the Wil
lamette, struck tiie same cross cur
rent which sent tlio Alliance ashore
and crashed into the stern of that
Panama Cut In Five Feet.
The San Francisco and Portland
boat struck the Alliance a trifle to
starboard of her rudder post, cut
ting her down from the hurricane
deck to the lower guard rail and In
board for a distance of about five
Thirty Days Out of Commisison.
The Alliance's timbers are badly
splintered and her tiller jammed.
She will go on drydock and It will
be fully thirty days before she can
go into commission. The Alliance
was also forced fully twenty feet fur
ther upon the mud bank. Had it not
been for the condition of the bottom
where the Alliance lay at the time,
the filtv nf Panama would have cut
through her for a distance of perhaps J
twenty feet.
Water Line Intact.
At it was, the cut does not extend
to the watdrlino and the injured craft
did not make water. The dredgo
Columbia, In tow of the John Mc
Cracken, wont to the scene and by
this morning It Is hoped the Alllanco
will bo afloat and at drydock. The
steamer Diamond O left last night for
the scene and stood by for the pur
pose of pulling off the stranded craft.
Passengers Wore Asleep.
Passengers on both the City of Pa
nama and Alliance were asleep at the
time of the accident. Immediately
after the crash, men, women and
chlldron rushed onto the decks, but
no panic resulted and in a few min
utes the officers of each vessel had
quieted the startled travelers. The
City of Panama pulled out from the
wrecked Alllanco and proceeded to
Portland. Passengers of the Alliance
were brought to Portland on tlio
steamer Undine, which arrived at the
Couch street dock shortly before
The Alliance's History.
The Alliance has been running into
Coos Bay every year since she war
built at Eureka in 1890 by H. Ben
dlxen. She was taken off In the
summer of 1897, when the Alaskr
gold excitemont originated, and dur
ing the summer months plyed that
run for three years, returning to the
Coos Bay and Eureka route in the
winter time. She has been running
now steadily Into Coos Bay for seven
years and has always been popular
with the traveling public. Mr. L. W.
Shaw, her Marshfleld agent, has been
with the company for the past three
years. The ship has been docking at
the Dow warehouse for five years
past. The Alliance has enjoyed good
and more than good patronage from
the hands of Coos Bay merchants and
business establishments, since she
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Jackson, Miss., Aug. 8. Gov
ernor Vardaman, who was to
day declared by the Democratic
executive committee to have
been the loser In the contest
with John Sharp Williams for
the senatorial nomination,' to
night gave out a statement In
which lie declares he will sup
port Williams heartily and ex
presses the hope that Williams
will mako a good senator. Var
daman does not recede from the
principles ho supported during
the campaign, and declares he fr
will continue hia fight for them, ,,,
notwithstanding his defeat,
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Standby Put Out of
For Thirty Days
was considered their regular stand1
by and they know what they might
expect from her in the way of re
ceiving goods ordered from Portland.
Her passenger traffic has been prac
tically all that could be desired, and
the boat has seldom come to the bay
within the past three years without
a full list.
Passengers on the Alliance.
Mrs. V. A. W. Schlappl, W. Conk
lln, Mrs. W. Conklln, Orvll Conklin,
Mrs. C. W. Hess, A. N. Maynard,
Louis Archer, Emma Archer, Arthur
Green, E. L. Eastman, J. M. Cole,
Fred Wilson, J. E. Stevens, H. C.
Schryver, E. Weisner, John Mitchell,
Master Sherman Mitchell, Hex C. Mc
Mahon, C. Druner, Matthew Voney,
Nellie Cartner, Geo. E. Shaver, Mrs.
Geo. E. Shaver, Lloyd Irvine, L. D.
Blaisdell, Mrs. L. B. Blaisdell, Flor
ence Brady, Ella Gamble, L. K.
Wright, Frank Blackerby, Mrs.
Frank Blackerby.
Description of the Panama.
The City of Panama is a vessel of
250 feet with a 3C-foot beam, and
was built at Chester, Pennsylvania,
where the Breakwater was construct
ed. She was built In 1873, and car
ries 800-horso power engines and has
a gross tonnage of 1490, and a net
tonnage of 104G. This steamship Is
running between Portland and San
Francisco In place of the Columbia,
recently lost near Eureka.
The local agent of the South
ern Paciilc, C. J. Millis, received
the following telegrams from
the Breakwater agent In Port
land: ,
"Alliance and City of Pana
me In collision mouth of Wil
lamette. Alliance badly dam-
aged, but beached safely.
"V. A. Baker."
"Panama drove six feet Into
Alliance's stern, splitting her
open. will tie montn ueiore
ready for sea again. Baum
gartner requests we take care
her freight.
"W. A. Baker."
: Mr, Millis immediately wired
Mr. Baumgartner as follows:
"Regret Alllanco accident.
Congratulate you upon evident
good handling and consequent
safety of lives and property.
Breakwater will do everything
possible to assist during your
Mr. i.illlls also Instructed Mr.
$ Baker to offer sympathy and
go6d offices to the Alliance's
$ people.
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Jostled by a Timber, Ed.
Makes Jump and Sus
tains Injury.
Ed. Davis, an employe of the
Smith Company, met with an acci
dent on Wednesday by which he sus
tained a broken ankle. He was en
gaged on the superstructure of the
now mill, when ho was Jostled by 1
timber and had the choice of falllnr
or jumping. He chose the latter
course and alighted In erect posltloi
from a distance of 18 feet, but thr
weight of his body In such n long fal
broke the ankle, as related. Ho war
taken to the Mursk field hospital and
the Injured member was dressed by
Dr. McCormac. The injured man is
doing well but will bo laid up for
some time.
William J. LaPalmo has purchased
lot 10, block 4G, in East Marshfleld,
and given his order for lumber for
building a two-story frame building
23x40 feet. He will conduct a gro
cery store In the lower story and will
partition the upper room into living
Suspected Land Itbber oil Trial.
San Francisco, Aic, 8. The case
against John A, Beneon charged with
fraudulently securiag 1,000 acres of
government land in Tepama county,
i,afr Turin-. noWnvon tn,iav
The jury wa8 6ecured an(1 the pr08e:
cution made its opening argument.
Features of the Chamber of Commerce meeting thl3 evening will be
the Gravcnsteln apple again, and Wireless Telegraphy. Professor
W. D. Reedy will lead on the "Gravensteln Apple," and Dr. Etnil
Stoessel, of New York, will address the audience on "Wireless
Mr. Snover's address last Friday night has aroused considerable
interest in the possibilities of apple-growing in Coos county and re
sulted In arrangements now being under way by the Chamber of
Commerce for a big fruit-growers' meeting in Marshfleld In the
near future. There is variation of opinion as to what varieties of
apples can be successfully grown in this county. The conflict of
opinion made at last Friday's meeting was very interesting toward
the close and the discussion will be more interesting tonight. The
statement was made at the last meeting that only the Gravensteln
can be successfully grown here. That statement will bo challenged
tonight and the matter threshed out In open meeting. The question
of freight rates on apples from the Coquille country to the Bay en
tered Into the discussion last Friday night and there was some mis
understanding as to what the rate really is. Mr. Millis, resident
manager for the local S. P. road and steamship line, Is expected to
be present tonight and will doubtless clear up any doubt as to apple
freight rates.
Dr. Stoessel and Mr. F. H. Shoemaker, representing the Union
Wireless Telegraph Company will be In attendance at the meeting
and Dr. Stoessel will deliver an educational lecture on the popular
and mysterious theme of transmitting conversation through the
open air without the use of wire or tube. This subject has been
given much space In scientific magazines of late and is of universal
Interest. After his address, Dr. Stoessel will give any who desire
the opportunity to ask questions. As, wherever he has gone, lady
readers on the subject have been found to take a keen interest in
the subject, the announcement is made that tonight's meeting is
open to ladles and to the public generally.
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Superintendent Miller Says
Lesson of San Francisco
Strike Is Valuable.
Woman Who Staid With Company
During Strike Mark Jov
Ryan's Displeasure.
San Francisco, Aug. 8. Superin
tendent Miller of the western division
of the Western Union said today he
probably would leave for Los An
geles tonight. Miller says the tele
graphers of Los Angeles are smarting
from the defeat suffered in the re
cent strike in San Francisco and have
since then endeavored to make it un
comfortable for operators who re
mained loyal to the company In San
Francisco during the recent trouble.
He says Ryan was discharged because
he insulted Mrs. Sadie Nichols, the
operator In the Oakland office who
remained at work during the strike,
and for maliciously delaying business.
Miller said that while the company
never Indirectly or directly recog
nized the union, it does not discrim
inate against men belonging to that
organization, but has given operators
to understand the company intended
to run Its own business. Asked if he
thought likely the strike would ex
tend to other cities, Miller said, "I
do not think so after the lesson the
operators learned in the strike here."
Roseburg Line Should Be Pro
moted and Built if Country
Would Have Railroad .
Wyomlig,j Idaho and Pacific, a
XoYtlnvcstci'ii Company, Is
Heading Tills Way.
Advices received hero point to the
rapid extension of tlio Chicago and
Northwestern Railroad from its pres
ent terminal at Lauder, Wyoming,
along the lines Indicated in the ar
ticle from the Hailoy (Idaho) Times,
which is given below. A Times re
porter had an Interview with a rail
road man who has been connected
with the construction 'of sovornl in
dependent lines which were after
wards absorbed by the Northwestern
Company, and was told that if Coos
Bay people would organjzo a local
company and have a line definitely
located up Coos river and across to
Roseburg or by some better route,
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Jealous Dalles Jeweler Seeks
Out Wife in Portland and
Slays Her.
Couple Never Got Along Well To
1 gether Wife Left Home
Last November.
Portland, Aug. S. Harry Liebe, a
jeweler of The Dalles, tonight shot
and killed his wife, at the latter's
home, 3G8i 13th street, this city.
Liebe then killed himself. Domestic
infelicity Is said to bo the cause of
the shooting. Mr. and Mrs. Liebe
were married four years ago and it
is stated their married life was In
harmonious from the start. Mrs.
Liebe left her home at The Dalles
last November, coming to Portland
and rentlpg the house In which the
tragedy occurred. Llebo visited his
wife several times, but no reconcilia
tion resulted. Tonight, about eight
o'clock, ho visited Mrs. Liebe, evi
dently by appointment, and atter a
moment's conversation with Mrs. H.
A. Sturtevant, a boarder, went with
Mrs. Liebe Into another room. A
moment later Mrs. Liebe screamed,
"Help! Mrs. Sturtevant, hell)!" Mrs.
Sturtevant ran to the door, just as
tnree pistol shots were fired. The
woman was afraid to enter the room
alone, and summoned a neighbor.
When the two entered Mr
Llebo were on the floor,
. and Mrs.
their last.
if it could be found, tho Northwest
ern stockholders who are backing tho
Wyoming, Idaho and Pacific Railroad
Company, would have their bonds
underwritten and ultimately take
over the local company. Tho article
from the Hailoy Times Is as follows:
"Three of the managing officials of
the Wyoming, Idaho and Pacific Rail
road Company who left Chicago last
Sunday night were expected here to
day; but they evidently failed to con
nect with tho branch train.
"They are coming to look over this
region in company with Roy L.
Thatcher, to whom Ed Smith has
cheerfully loaned his 00 horse power
automobile for the purpose.
"While the lino of new road Is
located and surveyed, It may bo
changed In some localities, and these
gentlemen come to look over tho
country cursorily, prior to the final
selection of tne route.
"Tho Wyoming, Idaho and Pacific
Railroad Is to run from Chicago to
Coos Bay, und to bo 18G2 miles In
length. It will enter Idaho near
Jackson's Hole, run down tho Snake
to Idaho Falls, thonco to Arco on
nearly a straight line, to Crry, to
Picabo, along tho old omlgrant rood
to Camas Prairie, and on to Boise,
where tho terminus will be nea. the
"It will drop a lino to Salt Lake
City from Wyoming, ono to tho same
placo from Idaho, probably ono to
Halley, and down to tho Albertu and
Twin Fall tracts.
"It will bo built rapidly. Con
struction gangs will bo put to work
from Salt Lako to connect with the
Idaho line, whilo gangs will work I
linHi wnva frrim iha TTttili ami Wi.h
western Railroad. Another crew will
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bo put on from the Coos Bay end,
m Hirai
Present Survey of
Twenty feet of
and no expense will be spared to
open the line for traffic at as early
a date as possible. It is expected to
reach Picabo next year and to be
running to Coos Bay within two
"The company has $135,000,000
underwritten, and it is believed to
I be an auxiliary oi the Northwestern.
Commercial Bodies To Aid Congress
men and Senators In Secur
ing Naval Station.
The Portland Commercial club and
the chamber of commerce have taken
up the question of a location for a
new government naval station on the
Pacific coast and will cooperate with
the Astoria chamber of commerce
and Oregon senators and congress
men in an effort to secure the loca
tion of this station on the Columbia
Investigations have been under
1 way for some time by the govern
ment witn a view to locating such a
station at some point between Puget
j souna ana Han Diego. For several
! years it has been apparent to naval
'experts that the Pacific coast was In
adequately supplied with facilities for
nuvai equipment ior uncle Ham's
warships on this side of the globe.
Recently recommendations urging
a new station were made by the navy
department and a committee was ap
pointed, consisting of Admiral Catta,
chief naval constructor: Admiral
nuuiuui flUliiUUJ', Jut;i Ul UU-
reau of yards and docks, who were
directed to visit the Pacific coast and
look for a suitable location. The ef
forts of the Portland and Astoria
commercial bodies will be directed to
making a showing for the Columbia
river strong enough to favorably im
press the committee.
Surveyors Hound Eastward AVhere
Several Companies Have Sur
veying Crews at Work.
Klamath Falls, Ore., Aug. 8. En
gineer Journey and his assistants
have already moved camp and are In
the Bonanza country, having finished
their survey from Klamath Falls
through the Lost river gap. They
are working east from here to Lake
view, and it is said they are a division
of tho forces battling for tho largo
territory in eastern Oregon now with
out railroad transportation.
Engineer Journey's arrival, to
gether with tho announcement that
rails have been ordered removed
from tho Coos Bay road to tho Cali
fornia & Northeastern railway and
work rushed on the latter havo
awakened a great deal of interest in
railroad matters. Further, It is an
nounced that the California & North
eastern will commence shortly on tho
deep cut Just north of this city, as
this will furnish tho material for tho
fill east of the city.
The deeds havo been delivered to
tho Southern Pacific and tho money
paid over to Abel Ady, Georgo W.
White and Leo S. Robinson for right
of way of six miles over their swamp
lands below this city, ihis Is the
closing act of what appeared at one
time about to become a source of
trouble and delay. Altogether, rail
road matters seem to be progressing
favorably for tho people of this sec
Fourteen Year Old Hoy Has Regular
Situation As Key
Albany, Oregon, Aug. 8. Thomas
Gerber, tho youngest telegraph
operator In Oregon if not on
tho Pacific coast Is now in Albany In
the employ of the local Western Un
ion Telegraph office. Ho Is taking
tho placo of Operator Royce, who left
yesterday evening for a two weeks'
vacation In San Francisco. Mr. Royco
was accompanied on his trip by his
mother and sister. Thomas Gerber,
who takes Mr, Royco's placo at the
key Is only 1 1 years old and entered
tho employ of tho telegraph company
two years ago in Oregon City, whero
his homo Is. Quickness of compre
hension enabled him to master the
key and ho can now handlo wires
with tho ability of a veteran. Last
weok ho had complete chargo of tho
Oregon City offico, during tho ab
sence of tho man In chargo and filled
tho place to tne satisfaction of all.
Jlalscy's Illness Stops Trial.
San Francisco. Auk. 8. Tho trinl
of Theodoro V. Halsoy carao to an
abrupt stop today by tho sudden ill
ness of tho defendant who Is confined
to his home with intestinal troublo
lu inn ..uiiiu wiiii intestinal trouuio
which may necessitate an operation.
Coos Bay Shows!
Water for Entire
of Bar.
William G. Carroll, junior V. 3.
engineer, wno with a crew of sur
vejors, nas been on Coos Bay lor
some time completing a new survey
01 the hay, has auout completed h
oia, h.iu will leave ue.e iui m
Cuiuniuia nver aoout the lath la
stant, where tnere is important work
awuiung 1113 attention. Mr. Carroll
gave a rimes representative an op
portunity of learning just what con
dition Coos Day ana us bar are in
and showed the iAeasurcments and
soundings trom the bar to a point
1,000 leet east of the Llbby coal
bunkers. His findings demonstrate
beyond any sort oi doubt that Co
uay nas tne nest Dar uetween Ban
Fianclsco and the Fuca straits.
For the mile extending from the
entrance to the bar to Coos Head,
there is a depth of water that in no
place shows less than 20 feet at low-
water mark, and In cany places it I
exceeds this depth by several feet
There Is no doubt about tho bar bo-'
ing all that is claimed for it, Accord
ing to Mr. Carroll, and his figures
show the statement to be correct.
From Coos Head, the channel
makes a straight line about five de-,
grees to the north of west to the
ocean, and it is an easy and acces
sible entrance. 1
From the Head there is good depth.';
of water, about the same as on the
outer entrance, until a point is
reached opposite the government
works, where it shoals to 14 feet In
one place. However, mariners knowt
this shoal and can go around It on.'
19 feet of water. From the govern-v
ment works to Empire there Is
twenty feet for the entire distance
A short distance this side of Empire
the channel shoals to 15 and 18 feet,
for about half a mile.
From this point to Pony Inlet there
is over 20 feet for the distance. At
Pony there is a small shoal Inside
the south buoy which shows but 11 lj
feet, but this is avoided by Captain
Olson of tho Alliance who found it
and goes around It on 14 feet of
water. Mr. Carroll says the buoys ;
at this place should bo changed so
as to embrace the deeper water and
thus make safer passage. This
shoal extends for about a quarter ot
a mile.
At the North Inlet entrance there
is another shoal to 15 feet for a
quarter of a mile. From there to
Old North Bend tho channel carries.
20 feet and over, and about the samo
to Now North Bend. At the stavo
mill, he found but thirteen feet In
one or two places, and then at the ,!
cold storage plant there is but 12
feet. A little this side of tho cold,
storage, opposite the mattress fac"?
tory tho channel narrows to about
fifty feet and here he found 12 feet.''
Tho average from this point to tho ;
Llbby coal bunkers is 12 feet. A.
short distance above tho coal bunk
ers, 11 feet is found in ono spot.
The survey stops at a point 1,000
feet boyond the Llbby bunkers, whero
deep water Is again found, about IS
Tho findings show nlalnlv Hint t-h.
proposed dredging which Is Interest
ing tho Marshfleld Chamber of Com
merce Is a matter which should hv
taken up by tho cltlzena n,,,. .
erty owners at this place and pushed
through as quickly ns possible. It If
nivV.. nIIBh l ntld tnnt th0 b0l
Plying these waters havo no trouble
In reaching any part of tho bay
where the channel trends as describ
ed In this article, hut thero Is need
for greater room and a wider chan
nel, at this end of the bay, and even,
deopor water. -
Mr. Carroll's work at tho Colum
bia river will consist of surveying
bars which arc formed by every
freshet which occurs tn Mm hi i
The Juno freshet developed a numbcr
thls year and the call is very stren
uous for Immediate work there,
Whn the shoals aro located, they are,
dredged and cleaned out by other
Buvuruintiiit workmen.
The .Steamer Rein will im.r-
foot of A streot Sunday morning at
8 o'clock for Charleston rinv. rniiinn-
at way ports. Will return In even
ing. Round trip 50 conts.
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Tangier, Aug. 8 Latest news 4-
received hore from Casa Blanca
says calm Is now restored. Tnn
military governor requested j . 4.
mission to go aboard a ship In
tho harbor but was refused Ilo
fears for his personal safety nnd
aiinougu money lias been sent
to pay tho troops at Casa Blaneu
v mm onsuro pcriormatico of tlmr
duties he Is unublo to secure a
bodyguard. Tho shootlnc n.
side Casa Blanca lasted two full
days, and only tamo to and ond
yesterday morning The Ky
bles havo gono back out of
range of tho firing warships,