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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFIElXl)REGON, SUNDAY, AUGUST 1907.
A CATTLE SHIP TRIP
What It Means to Work Your Way Across the Atlantic
For that matter Kelly
derful 220 yard man
athletes think he has
chance In the 220 than
Is also a woh- The Wi
and the locll Marshfleld n
even a bettoV
1 In the lOO - n...
A great many college boys and
other youths who have a lot of time
and very little money on their hand?
during the summer plan to get a hue
vacation trip with little cost. One
of the most popular trips Is, of
course, to Europe, and, as very few
of them are able to stand the first
or second cabin tariff and sort of
light shy of the steerage, their
Imaginations turn naturally toward
the much talked of voyage as cat
tlemen. Without knowing very
much about cattle or the sea or hard
work young men often jump at the
opportunity to get to the old world
in this way.
About this trip they know just
this much: First, that it costs $5
to set the job; second, that the cat
tlemen must care for the cattle all
f.,o b-v over tor no pay, and, third,
that the passage back Is free. That
Iooks good, but that's only the bare
outline. The experiences of a young
collegian who took this trip one sum
mer may be of value to those who
may contemplate the voyage and of
Interest to the public generally.
When he got the idea that he
wanted to go to Europe, he had $20
in his pocket. Five of this he paid
to a steamship agency in an office on
South street where he. signed a con
tract as a cattleman. A few hours
liefbre the sailing he reported on
board to the foreman and was as
signed to a smelly, greasy bunk In
the forecastle. Then the foreman,
-who was well liquored up and re
mained so all the way over, ex
amined his papers, which contained
a minute description of his person.
The foreman said they were all right.
The men of the cattle crew were
entirely separated from the regular
crew of the vessel and seldom came
in contact with them during the voy
age. Besides the foreman there were
two paid men, who also indulged in
liquor all the time and never work
ed, and four college boys on an out
ing. The youths got together as
soon as they were on board and dis
cussed the possibilities of their job.
Going down the Delaware there was
nothing doing. The cattle, 210 head
of them, were quiet, and thlng3 look
ed rosy to the boys.
They got their first jar when they
wore called to dinner. This meal was
taken in the forecastle. It consisted
of "salt horse," "skouse," "punk,"
"oleo" and "chicory." Translated,
the meal consisted of meat, potatoes,
bread, butter and coffee. Some of
the boys had been camping and
thought they could cat anything, but
they balked at the quality of the
food and the careless cooking. Then
came a row. The foreman and the
two paid men asked them if they
thought they were going first cabin
and threatened to throw them over
board if they did not eat. So they
That night they retired early and
were pulled out at 4 a. m. by the
tho hold with n block and fall.
Eighteen bales of 125 pounds each
were hoisted in this manner as well
as ten bales weighing from 250 to
325 pounds and eighteen bags of
corn of 125 pounds each. Two of
the youths hooked the bales in the
hole, while the other two pulled. It
did not take long for the tender skin
on their hands to become raw and
inflamed, and the hauling became a
When all the hay and corn had
been pulled up tho corn was fed to
tho cattle, and then it was time for
dinner. This was eaten hurriedly,
so that the men could get back to
work. Tho hay was split in the nar
row aisles in front of the cattle, and
after several hours of hard work at
shaking it up the poor beasts were
fed. Then the men were fed with
far worse food in comparison than
that given tho cattle. By this time
they were tired enough to go to bed.
Most of them revolted at the stuffy
bunks and slept on tho hard deck.
This was the regular programme
for each day. On the second day out
a little relief came when a poor,
starved stowaway was dug out of
the hold and set to work. He could
not work much, for he was sick most
of the time, but he helped a little.
So tho work went on, and the blis
tered hands did not have a chance
to heal. Before they were halfway
over every college boy was praying
There was practically
ment on board. Isolated
body on the ship, the b'
ing to do in their few sill
but gamble. At play!;:
youth who had started V
tho Sn tn tho nirnnRV. tii
" '7 " .. " - ,.. ' ' " ! ' I&
vuuuEuuuiiuj " tuuia liusaqiiu.
visit the cattlemen and bring;
$ J $ $ ! $ $$$ 2 t $
V. 11. Invis,lunu(;ir.
Will take ip ny kind of
tectlvc wcrk entrusted
me by thoVo dcljunrg
class work.i i aprrespou
ence confldcvinlxid pronnit-
ly attended to. tvly wfcrk
always satisfactory nd torms
right. Correspondence so
licited. Address all manors
W. II. DAVIS,
.MiirsiilieHl, ... unison.
rilson stage will.
At Mosncr ChapclV August 24 and
25, Rev. A. It. Laal
jiaiKiey uuiuiuiuii;. I
a. in. Basket dinner.
2:30 p. in. 11. Ml,
day at Davis & Davl
idling nt 11
ken pic to-
! 4 $
AVet Your Wtflstle Then Bo
J. R. HERRON, Prop.
Front Street, : : Marshfleld, Ore;
night watch and told to go to work
The foreman and his two paid men
stood around giving orders, while tho
boys tolletl like galley slaves. First
they watered the cattle. Each head
of the 210 had to be given fivo buck
ets of water, which had to bo car
ried from the outlet tubs at the end
of tho cattle deck. The boys soon
began to sweat under this unaccus
tomed work and threw off all their
clothing except their trousers, in
which costumo they worked all the
way over. It took two and one-half
hours to watfr the cattle, and then
breakfast was served, the same kind
of stuff that had been given the
evening before. By this time the
boys wore so huugiy that the could
eat almost anything.
At 10 o'clock the heaviest work
started. The hay which was fed to
the cattle had to be pulled up from
bit of decent food. There WrWbeer
also, but it cost 10 cents a small
glas3 and was very flat. They had
to take turns standing the night
watch and then work just as hard
the next day. Three of the cattle
died on the way over and had to be
dumped overboard. In spite of their
hardships the college bos were told
that it was an exceptionally easy
voyage, as no rough weather had
overtaken the ship. On a stormy
trip a constant watch must be kept
over the cattle, as their ropes are
frequently broken, and a regular
Once In Europe the college cattle
man imagines that his troubles are
over. If he has any money he can
live there cheaply, but if he has
none his life Is much worse than the
American bum's. One particular
young man who was out of funds
was lucky enough to borrow $20
from a cabin passenger, on which he
lived In Antwerp for three weeks.
Then he had trouble in arranging his
passage home. Having landed the
cattle, tho steamship company cares
very little for its contract to convey
the cattlemen back to America. Af
ter much argument and waiting the
college boy at length succeeded in
getting passage on a freighter -to
The voyage home was lazy and
tiresome. The food was the same as
he had on the way over, with an oc
casional festival of plum duff. There
was no work to do, so It was much
better than on the voyage eastward.
He did not enjoy It, however, for the
sea without proper companionship is
the most tiresome place Imaginable,
lie was the only returning cattleman
on board, and the sailors were an
ignorant lot and too busy tnt talk
with him. On landing in Boston ho
had to wire to Philadelphia for
money to return homo and was glad
enough to get here. He is proud of
his experience, but declares that It
Is certainly not worth the price.
teed. For term
Knights oY Pythias Picnic.
Myrtle Lodgd N6. 3, K. of P., of
Marshfleld, and v'osodlon Lodge, No.
95, of North BeW, will on Sunday,
August 25, glvewa joint picnic in
Pipers Grove, IVorth Coos river.
Boats will leave North Bend and
Marshfleld nt S:30 a. m. (weather
permitting). Knights of Pythlans
and members of the Rathbono Sis
tors have tho privilege of inviting as
many friends as they care to. Tick
ets will be on sale at Norton and
Hansen's, Marshfleld, and North
Bend News Company, North Bend.
No tickets to be sold after Friday,
August 23. Price 50c
Sails from Mars,
JL , JOL A f
Tuesday at noon.
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P. C. NELSON. Prop ,
Wo repair all kinds of Mftchlnory,
Stefira and Gub Engines, Gunj and Bi
cycles. Best of wptk our Specialty. : :
We manufacture Castlgs In Iron(ind
Bronze for Baw MUlaf and Logging
Camps. We makehoest Sheaves and
Koivi Spools for Loggers. : : :
PARTS OF JHE WORLD
We use the necessary facilities for
all parts of the
ut danger or loss
THE PIRST NATIONAL BANK OF COOS BAY
fZSTmrxzKXM rifipni!iajinBt?ygTwTi r:jT;",'t,"'r'wy1
WANTED By Mrs. J. A. Goodwill,
a few summer boardors; parties
wishing a day on South Coos river
can set dinner. Phono 2 0xS.
Launch Tioga leaves 8:00 a. m.
and mflue cppdltmnj onl
G. KS MliT&r, Marshflold,Ore,
Open launch; 19i feet
;, 5 'inghes beam ;f three
eijJne; msyjft' new
WANTED Anybody bavins goods
to store call at Taylor's Piano
House on Droadway, near C. street.
Largo warehouse just completed
, a. . u.
u pv TiuuettsJSdyin-
Phqjio 12SS or J2 1x37
in rf a v r
Uetweon MaiblHleld uid N'orth
Bend Made in 12 MlnuUv,.
Fare: One wuv. 15c; roina trip, Mc.
J. A. O'KEIiLY, Proprietor.
A nice line
eaiugn irn rr gc ti ?73izMKVwrcn3xa3irm.ir cr.."j grrflgaarmnT
Portland & Coos Bay Si S. Line
Sails forTortland and Ast6ria,every Thursday
u C. F. McColIum, Agt.
Phone Main 34
A. St. Dock
FOR SALK- Ranch, ogri 58 ncrJs lo
cate miles aboF Allegarw. For
partlrlars apply jBoHJenry' JWCh
. olbrlfikrth Bd.
DAN KELLY WILL RUN
' AT JAMESTOWN FAIR
WANTED ;Tavo helvy teams to haul
piling for Plat 18 wharf, on con
tract or six dollars per day. L. D
Aftor a session of uncertainty Dan
Kelly seems to have shifted himself
around for the Jamestown trip, the
climax of this uthltelc career, when
will bo detonnlned lor the benefit of
Doubting Thomases whether or not
tho Halter City boy Is really tho
world's champion at his favorite dis
tance, loo yards.
According to latest report Kelly
will run under the colors of his uni
versity on funds bubscribed by busi
ness men of Eugene and othors con
nected with tho state Institution. By
accepting tho offer of the Eugono
people Kolly has practically given tho
Multnomah Club the go by and
thereat they aro putting up some
thing of a remonstrance. Atter ina
turo deliberation as to whether or
not Kelly had thrown tho club down
nt Seattle, so reports have It, direc
tors of tho wingod M. decided that
it would bo politic to send the Hukor
runner to Jamobtown on their lands
and clad In their Jersey. -
Kelly had a card of his own to play
however, ami as a result, he has de
clined the club's otter. Hill I lay ward
will accompany Kelly and has been'
with hlin during his training for
some time past.
la tweaking of the turn affairs
hae tnKen a spoit writer iu the
Journal sa8: '
Dan Kelly will not run at James
town under the colors of the Mul
tnomah Hub. A letter carrying this
IrittJi tii'itlun wus received tqduy by
Piviidi nt MiMlllau of the ululi, the
bi'udt'r helng the prosldeut of the
University of Oifgon. The merohauts
ol Eugene have raised a fuud.wlth
which to send Kelly nud Trainer
Hay ward to the bit; affair, and
though the board of directors had
already voted to give Kelly tho
luoiwy, the champion sprinter decid
ed to accept tho offer of tho Eugono
merchants nud to run under tho
colors of tho University of Oregon.
"Tho cholco of tho collegian will
fc'lvo Bomo disappointment to the Mul
tnomah directors, as tho club has
done much for Kelly. For faome time
there has been somo feeling among
club members against the athlete bo
cause he ignored a miter sent him
sovoral months ago by Georgo Si
mons, then president of the club,
commending his work at Spokane
last ear and asking him if ho would
run under the colors of the club at
Jamestown. Kelly never answered
the letter. A fovv weeks ago, how
ever, ho wrote to II., W. Kerrigan In
timating that ho wfould bo glad to
accept tho offer. The directors went
ahead and appropriated the money to
bond him but lustoad of accepting it,
he has taken tho opportunity offerod
by tho citizens of Eugene to repre
sent Ills university."
There is much speculation
throughout thb country as to Kelly's
c bailees ugaliiiBt tho pick of tho land
In the Bprlntrnml tho following clip
ped from vo Spoknno Chronicle is
but one of "the many Individual
Dan Kelly- will meet Charlie Par
bous of Los Angeles at Jainestqwn
in the 100 and 200 yard dashes and
settled the mooted Question a to the
superiority of the two runners. The
Olympic Athletic Club of Sau Frau
cUco will send Parsons to Jamestown
to run under Its colors aud when
these two great sprinters conio to
gether tuoiv will be a battle royal.
Kelly will hat other opponents
worth ot his sieel to coutenrwlth
Iu the cast, prominent among them
is fartniell, the university of renn
sjlvanla sprinter who cleaned up ev
erything in the east this spring. Be
sides Cartmell a host of other ath
letes may euter the 100 yard aud
2.2 0 dashes nud the Callforulaus pre
dict that Kolly may have trouble in
even getting a place iu tho 100.
Cartmell can be reckoned as a
strong contender in the 100 yard
dash but in tho 2.20 he is even more
than this; ho is regarded as the
fastest man who evor put on a spike,
FOR SALE Portable, bako oven and
t; gjiwyjiPicycuciiria tnjgn5ttnaB JJV'.miiyjCTHiiTmtf V'vrv'"rrm'?fvm
California and Oregon Coast Steamship Company.
B. W. OLSOX. Mastr.
' COOS BAY AIM PORTLAND
rSailB from Portland Sdtmfays, Q p. m.
Sails Yrom Coos Say Tuesdays, at service of tide.
V. P. Baumgnrtner, At. 1,. Shaw, Act.
Couch Ft. Dock, Portland, Ore, Marshlielil, Ore., Phono -141.
aklng utenslls.w AdJ;
ess" care Tljnps
NTED DishWasr ai
laid, at HoYel tOres
FOR SALE IlomVstSad relinquish
mont. Address R. B .C, caro The
Will make regtlal trips between
South Coos rivir lud Marshfleld
Leaving tho M.Vzejnt 7.00 a. m.
and Marshneld jit 4:30
She will bo oipi tor clui
betweet C a. ko imd 4
A J. C0LVIN
figure on Voar flues, general
briclt arMtement work.
WANTED Ton men to clear land on
Plat B, by tho acre. L. D. Kinney.
WANTED A H"1. live, oiunuvtii!
boy, who Is not afraid of work.
Apply to Times olllce.
FOR SALE Eight-room house, and
lot on Mend streot, Just north of
M. E. church, rrice, $1S00, cash.
J. S. Edmunds, North Bend, or F.
L. Sumner,' Marshfleld, Ore.
drori Z, Ttu
2nd and t Streets
Special VAr Today
Lanes served lice lor olayVilIi ice cream. Baked Beans
and Brown Bread; Boiled Ham, Veal Loaf, and Roast Pork.
A variety iu Cakes and Pies. Picnic Lunches a Specially.
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FOR fHL:-riiiMiltie anil bise of
the SlittHi lilKjl; I'Jsiiiia:
all occupied. luctfiireat tl liot&L
WANTED Will toiineited, 6ober,
rell.il le j.iiiin! ui.iu ,.s 1, How law
student, miiii"-. Address H. L
J., Times oflloe.
FORNi:. r Two Tlffl.yjoms;
WANTED Girl bookkeeper for geu
eral morcbandlse store. Address
box 209. Murshfleld. Ore.
LOST Between V. A. (Jolden's new
house and comer C and Broadway,
a small black pocketbook, con
taining biauk ohook on First Na
tional Bank and a small pin. Re
ward for return to Coos Bay Times
"We came with a utmiyht course unto C'om." Actsl2l-I.
Phoi laai. Frgnt $treat.