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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFIELD. OREGONr SUNDAY, AUGUST 18J907.
Coos Bay Times
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Tho United States, and in fact, all
America, is in need of labor more
than at any time in its entire exist
ence. "Whllo there are capitalists so
rich that their wealth is incapable
of-being estimated, yet there are also
more capitalists as rich as George
Washington was in his time, than
ever existed before. Land in Amer
ica is everywhere valuable today and
Is growing more and more valuable
as the multitudes of foreign immi
grants laud on our shores. There
fore, the man who felt himself poor
on his land a few years ago, or who
was remote from markets, now finds
himself independent. The result is
jlhsit capitalists are as. numerous as
land owners or those who have an
Interest of some sort in natural re
sources. All these 'are demanding
labor and the laborers are few.
The cry has gone up from factory,
mine and harvest flold as well as
.from the transportation companies,
for additional laborers. At Gary,
Indiana. Sontember 1st, the largest
Etoel mills in tho world wil be open
ed. That town is built by the steel
tni3t and is not yet finished. Mil
lions of dollars have been spent in
getting iron and steel works estab
lished at that point and many more
millions will ho expended the coming
year. The United Stnte3 produces
10 per cent of the world's output of
Iron and 42 per cent of it3 steel. Yet
it can not meet tho home demand.
The reports of crop failures in tho
United States are shown to have been
baseless, Not only will there bo a
full average yield, but cotton will bo
above tho average of the past five or
six yeais. The appeals which tho
harvest fields are sending out for
additional workers show that the
grand aggregate of all the crops will
not be much below tho record figures
of 1900. Tho United States produces
a fifth of the world's wheat and
three-fourths of tho world's corn.
Tho farms, factoiies, mines and rail
roads are bidding against each other
for workers, and tho condition of the
wage earner is especially happy. Al
though the immigration was 1,000,
000 In 100": l,lGr.,00 1 In 190G, and
is likely to be 1,300,000 this year,
yet tho Wc3t and the South are crying-
for help. All tills shows the folly
at all predictions of business decline.
There can bo no decline as long as
labor is in urgent demand, immigra
tion is unprecedented, all the fac
tories are behind in filling their or
ders, prices aro on the increase, and
tho volume of monoy is greater every
day tho now gold mines work. The
end of prosperity Is not discernable
by the most abnormally diseased vis
ion and is certainly not in sight of
any sane mtnu.
Report says the gent John D..
claims to havo np bitterness aaainst
Frank, his brother, Who Is said to be
poor. He declares Vhat he carried
Frank In his drms when he, Frank,
was a baby. One thing is dead sure.
John D. has been in such a position
In relation to wealth for years that
no friend of his needed to be poor
except for one of two reasons: First,
from choice. Second, because jonn
D. had no wish to give him a tip.
John is only unselfish in regard to
spiritual things. His idea is that
wealth is dangerous to tho morals
and spiritual well-being of man, so
he prefers to remove It from such
danger by taking it himself.
The papers nearly all contain a
picture of some feature of the Rocke
feller face. His smile distinguishes
one, the Rockefeller twinkle an
other, the Rockefeller teeth another
and the Rockfeller eye Another. The
Rockfellor chin is the least pictured
of all, but the Rockfeller cheek is
everywhere. Some people think he
isti hated man, but everybody seems
t think him a wonder and is sorry
Re can't be it too.
The exchanges are proposing Mr.
nnnKnvnlr. for senator from New York
nnrl snv he hns an ambition In that
direction. Why not change the con
stitution so as to provide tor sena
tors at lame for life and confine this
homo cenus to retired nresldents of
the United States. It might happen
that President Roosevelt would not
get the New York politicians to
It Is a pleasant thing to note that
the sidewalks and streets of Marsh
field are beginning to show signs of
improvement. 'She plank walks
where they are not torn up for re
pair no longer tilt up on one end
when one steps on the other end.
Tho question of cheap fuel is the
ono which will not down. Tho world
la interested In It as nover hofore,
for tho burdens of humanity aro be
ing lifted and carried by other than
human power. Tho attention 6f
those who aro Interested in tho de
velopment of Coos Hay coal fields is
directed to tho information which
comes from Jamestown with regard
to tho remarkable tests which have
just been mado of coals of various
Jilnds by tho fuel testing plant of the
United States Geological Survey.
"VVhilo tho entire article should bo
read carefully by all who wish to be
informed on this subject, wo par
ticularly direct attention ot a por
tion of It which wo venturo to re
peat. "Ono (briquetting machino) re
ceived recently from Germany Is for
briquetting lignites of Texas and tho
Northwest. This machine is of great
power and Is tho only ono of its kind
in the United States. A second is of
English niako and has boon used for
socio tlmo in St. Louis. Tho third
is an American mado machino of
which much Is expected.
"Tho experts hopo to show that
tho briquettes havo more efficiency
than lump coal from tho samo mine
and that thoy aro practically smoke
lcss.Hho lattor condition being as big
a factor to tho navy as tho first,
Tho results already obtained from
briquettes provo that In boilers re
quiring forced draft, llko locomotive
hollore, tho briquotto so increases
eillcioncy as to more than equal tho
Increased cost of making."
It should bo interesting to overy
Coos Day man and woman to follow
these oxporiments. It mnyjio known,
ltowovor, that In Germany thoso
Inlquottes havo boon In use for somo
years. Tho Coos Day coals aro bound
to be of Bitch great importance be
fore long that this harbor is almost
cortaln jooner or Inter to become a
very Important naval stntton. In
deed, tho decision of tho test at
Jamestown may ho said to havo n
di.i.v ....;. o ui Utf iuturo of Coos
Coal Ii Oregon.
Referring to the coal conditions In
Oregon a recent circular Issued by
tho United States geogical survey at
Washington city gives the following:
"The only productive coal field In
Oregon is situated in the southwest
ern part of the state in Coos county,
and is known as the Coos Bay field,
from the fact that it entirely sur
rounds that body of water. It oc
cupies a total area of about 250
square miles, its length north and
south being about thirty miles and Its
maximum breadth at the middle
about eleven miles, from which it
tapers regularly toward both ends.
"Other coal fields have been pros
pected to 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
field, in Clatsop and Tillamook coun
ties; the Yaqulna field, In Lincoln
county and the Eckley and Shasta
Costa field:;, in Curry county. All of
these fields lie 'west of the Cascade
range, but none has been developed
to tho point of production. Another
Held has been located in the basin of
John Day river, oast of thu Cascade
'ange, but little Iz known concerning
it. All of the fields we&t of the
range, with the exception o tho Coos
Qay are of small area, tho largest
outside of the Coos Bay being the
upper Nehalem, which has an area
of less than twenty miles. Tho coal
of all these fields 13 lignico in chara-
"Coal mining In Oregon during the
last two years ha3 been adversely af
fscted by the great increase In tho
production of peti oleum in Califor
nia and its use as fuel. All of tho
product from Coos Bay has been
shipped by water principally to San
Francifaco. Tho Increased use. of
fuel oil in that city ha3 decreased
tho consumption of coal to a marked
degree, and the effect upon Oregon's
product is shown in a decreaso from
100,041 short tons in 1005 to 70,
731 tons in 190G, a loss of 29,910 or
72.3 per cent. Tho value declined
?70,157, or 24.8 per cent, from
J2S2.495 in 1905 to $212,333 in
"Coal was first noted In the Coos
Bay region about fifty years ago,
Prof. J. S. Newberry having report
ed in 1S55 that tho coal deposits of
Coos Bay had begun to attract atten
tion. Somo mining was done there
in 1855 and tS72, and in 1876 "two
mines, tho Eastport and tho Newport,
were in active operation. Tho New
port however, is tho only ono survi
Ing. The Beaver Hill mine, oponed
In 19 05, was at first a rather uncer
tain factor, but is now an important
producer. Tho census of 1SS0 re
ports tho total production of Oregon
at 43,205 tons, this being the earliest
record of production In tho state.
Tho total production has oxceded
100,000 tons In four years only
189G, 1S97, 1891 and 1S95 the
maximum being obtained in 1894,
when It reached 111,540 tons.
E. E. STRAW, M. D. v4,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Diseapes of the bye, .bar, i.oim
:tnd Throat a specialty.
OlHco in Lockhart's Building?
OlTlco opposite Union Furniture Store. ilnittt
10 to 1and 2 to S
Hppci4 attention paid to diseases of the -"c.
urinary and dljestlve otgans l
U. s: Pension cxnmlnei
DIt. .. V. lMJtcAiu.
Iiystcinn unt burgfon.
uiflc over Sengstacken's Drug Store
Phorea Office 1621; residooco 78S
E. L. C. Farrln Geo. N. Farcin
FARRIX & FARRIX
Attorneys nt Law
City Attorney, Dep. District Attornej
Will practice In U. S. Courts
and before tho U. S. Land Office.
Lockhart Building, Marshfield, Ore.
Phono Main 41. '
J. W. DENNETT,
Offlco over Flanagan & Bennett
Marshfield, - - - OregOD
Francis II. Clurkce Jacob M. Blake
Lawlence ji. Liljeqvi
CLARKE, DLA1E & MLJEflfviST,
Times Dullding, MarsVtleldAOre.
United States Commissioner's Office,
c. p. Mcknight,
Attorney at Law.
Upstairs, Bennett & Walr Block
Marshfield, .... OregoD
COKE & COKE,
Attorney at Law.
Marshfield, .... Oregon
PIXLEY & MAYBE
Attorney at Law.
Office over Myers' Store.
Phone 701 - - CJorth-Bend, Ore
DRKUIAM Si BELL,
North Bend, - - - -
M. P. Pccdcrt
and 10:30 a. m.,!And 1
and 4:00 p. in.
9:45 and 11:15 n
3:15 nnd:oo p
Makes daily tr
conts; round trip, 25 cents.
TIM 13 TABLE.
Leavos Marshfield 7:30, 9:00,
is except Sun-
no way, 15
Real Estate Asjents.
IJIEK LAND COMPANY,
Real Estate Brokers.
North Bend. Oregon
.M3t. ALBERT ABEL,
Contractor for learning of all kinds.
The C B., R. & t R. R.
and Navigation Co.
TRAIN SCHEDULE NO. 2.
In Effect January 1, 1007.
All previous schedules are void.
Subject to change without notice.
W. S. Chandler, manager: F. A.
LalBO, freight agent; general offices,
Loavo 9:00 a. ni. Mhrshflold.
9:45 a. m?TCoquIllo.
Arrlvo 10:20 a.m.JMyrtlo Point,
McPlierson GinW Co.
Cigars iNJJ iloon (sup
Front St., Marshfield
Loavo 10:45 a. m.Myrtlo Point.
11:30 a. ni.Coqulllo. x
B. II. Junction.
Arrlvo 12:30 p. m.Mnrshfiold.
Extra trains will run on dally
special orders. Trains to and from
Beaver HH1 dally.
MlSSM.dlU CK, Matron.
Hospital u Surgjctu and
Medical cases. Rates reason
able. Phone 991.
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rich, full resonance In the fortissimo pass-ages. But tills is not nil. Tho
when new, is their tone ye
v after year except tTlat it gains in quality
uith use. Ago cannot mak it wenk or "tinny," the hardest use does not
effect its richness or deptii
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The GABLER. Mm of Purchase
An easy way to get the best piaio bmlh
C street between Broadway and Front.
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I Coos Bay
1 Sleam Laundry
p MARSIIflELO d NORTH BEND
A ll work now dine at
he North BenU Plant
North Bend Phone 1031
Marshfield Phone 180
Flanagan & Bennett
Capital Sub-scrilirt $50,000
Capital Paid Ift) J40.000
Undlrtdqd Prodts J35.000
Poeti a ecneral bnViklnp; Jmslno?
mi tho Hank ot CUifornia. San
Calif.. First NatlcaaKlJantl Portland
National Bank, RohoSurgOr., Han
tlonal Bank, New Yofc N. M. Itothchlld
Bon, London, England.
Also K'U change on nearly all the
cities ot Kuroyo.
Accounts kept subject to check, hi
lock boxes (or rent at 5 ooiitu a
$5. a year.
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS
Bank of Oregon
Capital Stock fillip
North Bend, Oregon
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Handling the following I
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Dealer in llur Crco
nnd ButterAiik. Fr
livery to nil pnrts of t'he
I Ailira'rtUiU4ent&!J uiucnle ilein
ed or dytvl.
Philip Becker, Proprietor.
IMPORTED, DRAXDJKS, GINS
nml .WHISKIES. Also for family
trndo n choice lino of the celebrated
Old Hickory, Yellowstone nnd Cn
nadlim Club Whiskies j 'also ver
months and cordials.
TRY A TIMES WANT AD.