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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHF1ELD, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1907.
Only Scattering Deposits In
State North Coast Coun
ties Have Small Supply.
COOS BAY FIELD LARGEST
Some East of Cascades Fuel Oil
Has Retarded Development
Washington, Aug. 14. The only
productive coal field in Oregon is
situated in the southwestern part of
the state, in C003 county, and is
known as the Coos Bay field, from
the fact that it entirely surrounds
that body of water. It occupies a
total area of about 250 square miles,
its length north and south being
about 30 miles and its maximum
breadth at the middle about 11 miles,
from which it tapers regularly to
ward both ends.
Other coal fields havo been pros
pected in different parts of the state,
and some of them contain coal of
fairly good quality. Among these
are the upper Nehalem field, in Co
lumbia county; the lower Nehalem
Held, in Clatsop and Tillamook coun
ties; the Yaquina field, in Lincoln
county, and the Eckley and Shasta
Costa fields, in Curry county. All of
these fields He west of the Cascade
range, but none has been developed
to the point of production. Another
field has been located in the basin
of John Day river, east of the Cas
cade range, but little is known con
cerning It. All of the fields west of
the range, with the exception of the
Coos Bay, are of small area, the larg
est outside of Coos Bay being the
upper Nehalem, which has an area
of less than 20 miies. The coal of
all these fields is llgnitic in char
acter. Coal mining in Oregon during the
last two years has been adversely
affected by the great increase in the
production of petroleum in Califor
nia and its use as fuel. All of the
product from Coos Bay has been
shipped by water, principally to San
History of Production.
The increased use of fuel oil in
that city has decrepaed the consump
tion of coal to a marked degree, and
the effect upon Oregon's product is
shown in a decrease from 109,641
short tons in 1905, to 79,731 tons in
1906, a loss of 29,910 tons, or 27.3
per cent. The value declined $70,
157, or 24.8 per cent, from ?282,495
in 1905 ot $212,338 in 1906.
Coal was first noted in the Coos
Bay field about fifty years ago, Prof.
J. S. Newberry having reported In
1855 that the coal deposits of Coos
' Bay had begun to attract attention.
Some mining was done there in 1855
and 1872, and in 1876 two mines,
the Eastport and the Newport, were
in active operation. The Newport,
however, is the only ono surviving.
The Beaver Hill mine, opened in
1905, was at first a rather uncertain
factor, but Is now an important pro
ducer. The census of 1880 reports
the total coal production of Oregon
at 43,205 tons, this being the earliest
record of production in the state.
The total production has exceeded
100,000 tons in four years only
1896, 1897, 1904 and 1905 the
maximum being obtained In 1904,
when it reached 111,540 tons.
An advance chapter from "Mineral
Resources ot the United States, Cal
endar Year 1906," on the production
of coal in 1906, by E. W. Parker,
will be ready for distribution in Sep
$ . J. $ .$ J. J $ $ $. J J $ J
AT THE HOTELS.
$ J J ? $ $ J"
BLANCO Walter Jackson; E. P.
Sotnmers; P. P. Edd.i and wife, Salt
Lake; W. T. Taylor, Portland; It. L.
Dugan; C. II. Chandler, Bandon; C.
II. Reitz. Paragould, Ark.; V. F.
Zwick; Prod Zwick. Seattle; Ella
Dean, Florcnco; Capt. R. Masson,
Seattle; W. T. Elsberg, Phila.; A.
Dawson, San Francisco; Orvil Dodge,
Coqulllo; Miss II. Willaid; Prank
Putnam, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. II.
M. Mitchell; San Prancisco; H. C.
Lamar, San Francibco; C M. Huller
and wifo; Mrs. Wcstwood; Miss
Wostwoort; Mnrtln Wcstwood; Mr.
and Mrs. McMullon; Mrs, J. V. Mul-
koy, Portland; II. P. Smith, San
Prancisco; O. W. Cailson, Seattlo;
Van L. Armstrong, Portuna, Calif.;
C. A. Lytlo, San Prancisco; Henry
Bornwald, Portland; Claude Niib-
burg; Matt Kerrigan, Coquillo; O. O.
Lund, Grants Pass; V. 11. Savlgny;
Jas. L. Perroy, Jr.; W. P. Hulett.
Portland; W. T. Bowser, Portland.
CENTRAL Honry Lage, Port
land; Edith llaughton; E. U. Chand
ler. Bandon; S. M. lirilcs; Win.
Shults; J. P. Tannor; V. II. Galin,
Australia; M. V. McCulloch; P. V.
Wolch, Shylo; Jesso Taylor; O. O.
Lund; Robert llulbo; .1. A. Rodos;
Bert Rush; it. Pryo; E. Bales; Dan
Solnnon; Jos. Solution; Mrs. Robert
Johnson; C. II. Walter.
DE BEERS COMPANY
BUYS PREMIER MINE
Now York, Aug. 1 1. Nows lias
reached lioro that tho Do Beors Dia
mond Company of South Africa, has
bought tho control of tho Premier
mine, which gives tho company prac
tically tho diamond monopoly of tho
Tho largost diamond In tho world
was found In tho Protulor mine about
.two years ago.
Hot Chicken plo today at Davis
SAILS FOR PORTLAND
WITH LARGE LIST
The Breakwater sailed yesterday
afternoon at three o'clock, from
Marshfleld. Tho passenger list:
Mrs. MIddleton, Mrs. Klein, Dr.
Stoessel, C. M. Stafford, Geo. E. Dlx,
J. Ilolton, Mrs. Devore, C. D. Devcre,
B. D. Budeworth and wife, Mrs. Cy
rus Happy, Mr. Happy, Jr.; Mrs.
Ilolton, Miss Hamilton, E. R. Lar
son, Jr.; J. S. Jones, W. A. Smith,
Miss Catherine Crew, Edna Hansen,
Miss A. Stills, Miss Grayce Van
Slype, Mis3 Laura Colton, Miss Lizzie
Blake, C. A. Quinn, Arthur Caples,
Elmer Graham, Mrs. G. Holcomb,
Edna Holcomb and Clyde Holcomb,
Oscar Neyland, John Markland, Mrs.
G. Demangent, Miss Doble, W. Lehl
brede, B. S. Swingle, G. T. Pickett,
A. Mareen, J. W. Shafer, P. E. Jen
kins, A. M. Prentis, W. A. Pettlnger,
Mis3 Jennie Holstrom, Miss N. J.
Brown, W. P. E3tberg, E. Enegren,
Mrs. John Zelton, Henry Zelton,
Helen Zelton, C. N. Westwood, B.
Westwood, N. Westwood, G. G.
Schlegel, Orville Dodge, T. W. Put
nam, Miss Blanche Roberts, Miss
Jora Jackson, Miss E. Devore, Matt
Miller, C. O. Bollum, Lora Peterson,
W. C. and II. S. Lundgren, Miss
Ruth Allen, C. D. Water3, Mrs. J. W.
Shafer, Mrs. J. L. Pickens, Louis
Doonan, Mrs. Watson, Thos. Ogar,
Wm. Olson, Mrs. B. W. Barker,
Hossy Gost, M. Coined, Jacob Wil-
helm, Jas. Ward,, Jas. Stickney, Al
bert Rahn, John Grills, E. J. Ed
wards, A. H. Lyrring, P. O. Weeks,
and five steerage.
List of unclaimed letters remain
ing in the Marshfleld, Oregon, post-
ofllce, Aug. 15, 1907. Persons call
ing for the same will please say ad
vertised and pay one cent for each
advertised letter called for.
Appeluerg, Oscar; Arnot, Boyd;
Bailey, C. L.; Brewster; Baker, Jess;
Botton, J. H.; Chase, Miss May (2);
Campbell, Miss Elsie; Coos, Mrs.
Anna E.; Copley, Fred; Davidson,
Mrs. Cyrrena; Eytchlson, Eddie;
Frees, Otta A.; Fenall, Ole; Foley,
. A.; Hay, Leonard; Hammock, Luth
er B.; Hager, Miss Arline; Hemeng
sen, Carl; Hoyt, O. F.; Horsch, Miss
Danonlker; Houser, Fines; Hum
phries, A. N.; Johnson, Miss Allie;
Johnson, Miss Rae (2); Kelley,
James (3); Lindenberger, Inc J.;
Mattson, Peter; Mitchell, J. D.;
O'Reilly, J. Frank; Plank, Mrs. M.
O.; Petrequin, Joe; Pohl, Fred; Ran
zan, H. H.; Sherman, Mrs. Frank;
Stewart, Mrs. Geo. W.; Stewart, G.
W.; Stuard and Richard; Smith &
Gage; Sutton, W.; Taylor, J. E.;
Wade, F.; Wallen, Ed,; Ward, Miss
Lerina; Wright, Robt.; Whltted,
Miss Edna(2); Week, Louis; Woods,
Mr. (Woods Hotel).
W. B. CURTIS, P. M.
ASTORIA AT LAST
CLOSED FOR KEEPS
Astoria, Or., Aug. 14. 'Astoria
joined the ranks of closed towns at
12 o'clock last night. All over town
the slot machines were turned to the
walls and the games, that have been
running at full blast for years were
closed. The lid is on firmly, and
from present appearances, perman
ently. Not only does this order ap
ply to slot machines, roulette wheels
and card games, but Includes games
of chance for, merchandise, dicing
for the drinks and the like. The or
der was that all slot machines must
be removed from view not later than
tonight or be confiscated.
Naturally the "tin-horns,, are sore,
for this is just before the close of the
fishing season, and tho men are re
turning from the banks with their
A TALLER MAN THAN
Mr. Pat Moore, of Anaconda, Mon
tana, arrived overland from Drain,
yesterday. He says It is his last
stago trip in this world. Ho was
misled by reading an 8-10 poster of
a railroad running from Drain to
Coos Bay. Pnt Is next In age to his
brother, Clay A. Moore, a prominent
saloon man of our city for many
year3, and whoa both aro side by
side, Pat stands four Inches taller
than his brother Clay.
Thoy are both prominent for their
stature, but Clay declared to Ihs
brother that ho can kick higher than
ho If ho is four inches taller. But
Pat said, "Lad, 1 have quit kicking
long ago and am no Unocker; that
kind of peoplo in my section of
country are sleeping under cast over
The Touu of llaiiinmii.
The town of Harriman will not bo
located on Coos Bay. It will bo re
membered that it was widely rumor
ed that Mr. Harrhnau had loreseen
that a great city would grow up on
tho bay and the name ot Harriman
could become famous If attached to
It. Tho report is that tho town of
Harriman Is to bo In central Oregon
Instead, not far from Bend on tho
main lino of tho Oiegon Eastern sur
vey, where the Eastern Oregon en
ters tho Harney Valley.
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DRAIN STAOi: St'lIKIU'Li:.
The Drain stago boat leaves
J Marshfleld at l a in return-
Ing. arrives at 2 p. 111
; ; ; ;
Sails from Alarshfie
I 111 Mill
F. S DOW Agent
BENTON COUNTY LAND
SOLD FOR $1,500,000
Sale Includes 30,000 Acres. One
Of The Largest Timber
Deals Of Year.
Negotiations are understood to bo
pending between M. B. Rankin, of
Portland and a syndicate of timber
buyers whereby the latter will secure
title to 30,000 acres of timber land
in Benton county. The deal Involves
Timber cruisers have been sent
out to re-estimate the standing tim
ber on these lands. A party of 30
men hns left Corvallis to go through
the Rankin tracts and report the
quantity of timber on the 30,000
acres. It Is understood this work
will not be closed until this estimate
The land included in the deal is
nearly all In Benton county, but
some of it lies in Linn near tile1 Ben
ton border. .The tract Is all in one
body and is said to be as fine a tract
of standing fir timber as there is on
the Pacific Coast.
M. B. Rankin 'is said to have been
securing the individual tracts In
Benton county surrounding his or
iginal holdings for the past few
months. At present he holds the en
tire tract of 30,000 acres in one hold
ing. The deal now pending is one of
the largest transactions of the year
in' Oregon timber lands. The fact
that Oregon timber is beings so
eagerly sought shows how desirous
outside people are of obtaining it and
it proves the increasing value of
WILL SOON BEGIN
Rev. J. A. Pittit, state Baptist
Evangelist for Washington, has been
secured for a series of meetings in
Marshfleld. Rev. Pittit will be here
to open these meetings in the local
Baptist church on Sunday, Septem
ber first, and they will continue for
four weeks. Rev. W. D. Thurston
has organized a male quartet which
will be an attraction at the meetings.
DRIVES FIRST PILE
FOR BANK BUILDING
Mr. Van L. Armstrong, of Fortuna,
California, arrived In Marshfleld yes
terday, having driven for the entire
distance along the coast. The trip
occupied six days. Mr. Armstrong is
greatly taken with Coos county and
has arranged to locate In Coqullle.
He will bring his family here next
spring. From Marshfleld, Mr. Arm
strong will continue on to Portland
and then return home from there.
WILL LEAVE LOWE
Earl Manning, advertising man
with the Lowe Stock company, was
at Coqullle yesterday and arranged
for a week's run at that pity, com
mencing next Monday evening. Mr.
Manning will leave the show at Co
qullle and go to Portland to assume
advertising work with the Jose
phine Jeffrys Stock Company.
Sauce for the Gander.
When a lady In San Francisco en
gaged a Chinese cook she asked him
his name. "My name," said the Chi
naman, "Is Wing Wang Ho." "Oh, I
can't remember all that," said the
lady. "I will call you John." "What
your namee?" asked John. "My
name Is Mrs. Melville Landon."
"Chinaman he no savy Mrs. Membul
London. I call you Tommy."
The Lowe Stock company played
to a fair and appreciative audience
last night. A "Mountain Daisy" was
the title of tho play, and the acting
of tho different players was very well
Among those who deserve special
mention is Louiso Lowe, the pretty
little soubrette, who has already won
many words of pralso and compli
ments by tho theatre going peoplo
of Marshfleld. Her acting last night
was excellent and full of vim and
life at all times. George Lowo played
tho pait of tho villain and did well;
having tho hatred of the audience
throughout tho bill. The comedy,
which was good, was turulshed by
Ray Westwood. Tho rest of tho
company played to advantage.
Bui ton and Avery did a specialty
that was well received. Mr. Avery's
Impersonation of a silly "kid" won
for him two encores.
Special attention Is called to the
play tonight. "A Southern Hose,"
a four-act comedy drama. In this
production a llvo horse is used. Tho
first act shows the swinging bridge
and the laep for life. In the second
act tho horse Is rescued from a burn
ing stable. In tho thlid act tho
great race sceno Is produced, The
i bill Is full of pathos and comedy and
a packed houso should greet tho
I Lowo plajers tonight.
The Steamer '
R PLANT A
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C Street Between Front and Broadway
Wo have a bargain for you. This is wlint it is: 100 ncees improved farm land, 20 cows, somo
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Tills ranch is located on navigable water 1 mlfo f rom (postofUcc, school houso and coal mine.
All goes for $0,000.00. This price will hohl good Wc a few days only.
For payticularsjjfco t
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