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THE DAILY-COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFLED,JQ.REGON,SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1907.
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COOS BAY TIMES PUBLISHING CO.
riness 0fflce 1331
f t The Southern Oregon.
n id luiiiuieu uiai me ooumern uregon company is
dissatisfied with the appraisement of its holdings in Coos
county by the assessor and feels that the assessment
for purposes of taxation bears on it too heavily, If the
Southern Pacific thinks so it can not be blamed for ob
jecting, But the people of Coos' Bay and Oregon have
long felt that the Southern Oregon company was bearing
heavily on this whole district and should be numbered
among the real enemies of society, The discussion of
the company's title to most of its land has developed
many features which do not appeal to this community
f as indicating that the company has many moral rights
here, whatever may be its legal privileges, The pro-
posed law which was offered at the last session of the
Oregon legislature for enactment would have filled the
air- with the shrieks of litigation, long before this time,'
if Mr, Elijah Smith of Boston had not appeared be ore
the legislature opportunely, How positively he asserted
his intention to start up great industries at Empire, at
that time, is within the vivid recollection of all, How
forcibly he represented his promptness and liberality
in pie payment of his taxes, is well remembered, How
false were the hopes held out by his professions, is evi
fJit whenever a citizen runs up against the wall of
lonopoly and absenteeism which the dense forests of the
'est half of this peninsula stand for, v
The questions which crowd one another in regard to
lijah Smith and the holdings which the company has are
3ry numerous, What good has the public ever derived
om those to. whom it transferred its t-'tle to the South
rn Oregon company's lands? What good has the South
'n Oregon company ever done this disirct of city? What
nprovement or progress have the Southern Oregon com
any ever made? What has that company ever done
r anybody? What public excuse has it for existing?
iy was not the law introduced in the senate by Senate
larkey and in the house by Representative Chase,
er enacted? What did Elijah Smith do or say to pre
t its passage? Why does not the state of Oregon
:t laws' which will tax land monopolies out of exis
3? Why does the Southern Oregon company con-
that it is unjustly treated if it is required to pay its
v proportion of the taxes? What has enhanced the
aide of the Southern Oregon company's land so that
ome of it is worth, $1,000 an acre? Is that enhance
ment due to anything that the Southern Oregon company
'id? Is it due to any expenditures the company made?
it due to the fact that more enterprising people did
k, constructed houses and built a city in its neighbor
d and made its land valuable?. Does the Southern
:gon company know that the time is rapidly approach
when the increasing intelligence and quickening moral
lse of the whole people will demand an account of the
wardship which it has asserted for lol these many
A New Era.
The certainty that Marshfield is to have a hotel suit
able to its needs and pretensions has already had an ex
cellent effect on new arrivals, While they do not enjoy
.the narrow accommodations now extended to the public
.they take a different view of the situation than they did
,before the hotel was decided on, Then every man and
woman among them declared with a long, weary and dis
gusted face that the city needed a hotel, and were unable
to excuse its absence, Now the expression is different
and the Times representative has heard many of them,
! after landing, declare that the present hotel quarters are
f Mher crowded but that the new hotel will change that,
1 It is true that the olain intention of the Deoole to be
f hospitable is sufficient to produce a good feeling, The
city has not houses enought to shelter its own residents,
They are pleased if they can get a room in which to sleep,
cook and receive, Houses are going up in every direc
tion, but they are for the builders own use, as a rule,
! This is a good sign of prosperity, but the best sign of
confidence is where men are building houses for others,
The visitor sees the situation and feels that the activity
j not artificial, but substantial and natural, The in-
irest In the welfare of the public being evidenced by
he proposed and assured hotel, he concludes that this
iS the right place and he is disposed to remain,
Coos Bay needs anybody who is able to start a
f i&usfness of any kind, almost, for everything is under-
f dime, not overdone, There is really not enough of any
f thing except raw materials, The people who are here
j now do not consider that they have much competition
and are sometimes unwisely independent, Of course it
is a mistake for a business man to contract habits of
carelessness tdward his customers simply because the
customers have to deaj with him,' Perhaps the com
petition will get a little cbser later on and then the cus
tomer wiH feel .his independence and remember his dis
satisfaction, Blftfte tiafc has' turned and the "strang
ers" sentiment is giving way to a cordial reception of
victors, It is natural, too The man who lives in a hut
doesn't feel as if he colild entertain and holds aloof,
But when he has laid th ) foundation for his palace he
is glad to meet his frienaV'fl'h'd Show them what he can
do for them soon, The new era has dawned for Marsh
Columbia5 Port Secision.
The decision of the Supreme Court on the act pro
viding for the establishment of the Port of Columbia,
is one of vital importance to the people of Coos Bay,
The supposition has been held heretofore that it would
be necessary to wait practically two years before the
Port of Coos Bay could be organized legally but the de
cision referred to is to the effect-that the legislature has
no power to create such a port or any port by special act,
It must be done, if at allj by Initiative and Referendum
or by a general act Applicable to all public corporations
of that kind, As there is no general act providing for the
organization of Ports thejact which attempted to create
the Port of Columbia is invalid, However Portland people
are already taking measures to submit the proposed law
by Initiative and Referendum to the'people and have it
adopted by the popular vote,
Coos Bay can do the same, The Port of Coos Bay.
committee, wt)jch affiliates with the Chamber of Com
merce of North Bend and Marshfield is expecting to take
action looking to the submission of an act creating the
Port of Coos Bay to the people at an early date and legal
counsel has been engaged for the purpose of attending to
that and other matters which the committee .have under
consideration, It is believed that the decision of the Su
preme Court has simplified the question for Coos Bay,
Another interesting feature of the situation on Coos
Bay is that the consolidation of the two cities of the pen
insular can not be effected by special act as heretofore
designed. It must be -done under the general act now in
force or under the Initiative and Referendum, It may, of
course, be done at some distant date under an amended
general law, but it is entirely unnecessary to call in the
legislature for the purpose and the constitution makes the
district, practically, a law unto itself as long as it does
not encroach on the constitution,
Senator Fulton wants the seat of Centralized Power
removed as far from Oregon as possible so he proposed
that the Federal Government at Washington be invested
by constitutional amendment with more functions and
gretater power, One of the objections to English domina
tion of the colonies was that England was so far away,
Oregon will probably not care to let Washington, D, C,
absorb her right to take care of her own local affairs,
The influence of Oregon in that city is not big enough,
"It Will Be Built" was.gettingold and rusty and was
going the way of earthly things very fast, Now it shines
like a bright star resting over a' grand hotel, When it is
built where will the star find its next showing place? Will
it be over a city hall, a public library, a railroad between
North Bend and Marshfield or a transcontinental?
Mr, William Grimes is a much sought person, Men
are voluntary asking a chance to subscribe for hotel
stock, It has suddenly dawned on the people that the
hotel will be a paying investment and that their patriot
ism and enterprise is backed up by good financial judg
ment when they buy stock,
ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD
We use the necessary facilities for
sending money to all parts of the
world, and without danger or loss
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF COOS?BAY
Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens the best on the market
absolute guarantee, for sale at the ....
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A Dot For the Doctor.
"Iteuben Fields, the Johnson
county mathematician, who is con
sidered by many to be on idiotw
wonder, Btopped nt a hotel in o small
town in Ilcnry county recently,
Bays the Oak Grove (Mo.) Banner.
"As usual in such places there wero
a number of drummers on hand.
There was also a meeting of some
medical men at the place, who used
the hotel as headquarters. Ono of
the doctors thought it would bo
quite a joke to tell Fields that some
of the M. D.'s had concluded to kid
nap him and take out life brains to
learn how it was he was so good in
mathematics. He was then asked
by them what ho was going to do
about it. Fields replied, 'I will go
on without brains just like you doc
tors are doing.' "
Tossed For a Name.
The name of William Travers Je
rome, New York's district attorney,
was decided by the toss of a coin.
His father, Lawrence Jerome, was a
great friend of William Travers, th
wealthy stockbroker, whose stutter
and jokes used to keep his friend La
continual laughter. When Jerome's
son was born the father could not
decide whether to choose his own
or his friend's name. "T t toss
for it," suggested Travers, nnd they
did. The stockbroker won, and tho
boy was namel William Travers Je
rome. It was Travers who advispd
a stuttering acquaintance to consult
a certain doctor regarding his afflic
tion. "You c c can depend on
his h h helping you," said Ttp
vers, "for he c c cured me."
Facts From England.
Some curious facts arc disclosed
in a blue book dealing with the rev
enue of Great Britain during th!
year 1904-05. Fines for slave deal
ing brought in about $200, while
"conscience money" came to over
$5,000. The revenue on playing
cards amounted to over $1,000,000.
Tho sweepings of tho gold and sil
ver rooms in tho mint realized $5,
890, while somo of the properties
left over from tho coronation of
King Edward wero sold for $35.
Nearly a dozen pensions on the civil
lists of George IV. and William IV.
ore still being paid.
How Pens Aro Made.
Pens are made by machines which
seem almost to think. The steel is
cut into ribbons as wide as the
length of ono pen, and these are fed
to machines which cut out the
blanks, then stamp them, split the
points and place the maker's name
on- the backs. The pens are now
complete save the annealing, which
is a process of heating the metal
almost to the melting point and
tnen pooling it suddenly to rendci
it tough. After being annealed the
pens are counted and placed in
boxes. A machine has been invent
ed for performing both these opera
If a boy broke his knee, where
would ho go? To tho butcher's,
where tho kidneys are.
11 a man broke his knee, where
would he go ? To Africa, where tho
Who are the greatest travelers?
Washwomen, because they ore al
ways crossing the line and running
from pole to polo.
What is the longest word in the
English language? Smiles, because
it has a mile between tho first and
What is tho sun's trade ? Tanner
beginning Oct 1, 1001, is 14,020.8
pounds of milk, containing 857.15
pounds of butter fat, equivalent to
3,013.15 pounds of standard comnier
clal butter. Her record was made un
der tho regulations of the American
Guernsey Cattle club for the admission
of cows to its advanced register.
J. W. BENNKTT,
Offlco over Flanagan & Bennett
Marshflold, .... Oregon
Francis II. Clnrko Jacob M. Blako
Lmvronco A. LHJeqvist '
CLARKE, BLAKE & LILJEQVIST,
Times Building, Marshfield, Ore.
United States Commissioner's Offlco.
C. P. McKMGIIT,
Attorney at Law.
Upstairs, Bonnett & Walter Block
Marshflold, .... OregoD
COKE & COKE,
Attorneys at Law.
Nasburg Block. Phono 810
J. E. OAYOU,
Estimates furnished for all
kinds of buildings.
Marshfield, : : Oregon.
BRIGIIAM & BELL,
North Bond, ----- Oregon
Real Estate Agents.
MR. ALBERT ABEL,
Contractor for Teaming of all kinds.
and Navigation Co.
TIIE C. 11., R. & E. R. R. & N. CO.
Subject to change without notice.
Lv. 9:45a.m. Coqullle
Trains to and from Beaver Hill dally.
F. A. LAISE, Agent.
ON THE BAY
Half Hour Schedule
Rur Between Marshfield -end Norrh
Bend Made in 12 Minutes.
One way, inc.; round trip, aJJo.
J. A. O'KELLY, Proprietor.
Washing Milk VnlU,
Tho milk pails should never be nl
lowed to stand after being emptied,
say3 American Cultivator. If it is not
convenient to wash them at once they
should bo filled with cold water, which
will prevent the thin fllm composed of
tho solids of tho milk forming on tho
Inside of tho pall. Once this film is al
lowed to dry on the pall it Is almost
Impossible to remove it. A frequent
mistake consists in pouring hot water
Into tho pails before they have been
rinsed out with cold water. Tho ef.
feet of this treatment is to cause the
mm to adhere moro firmly. Rinsing
with cold water Is always Jhe first
process in tho cleaning of metal milk
Vessels; then follow tho washing and
scalding. Wiping Is unnecessary, as
tho heat of the vessel after the scald
ing water is removed is sufficient to
dry off the surface.
M. P. Pendergrass, Master
and 10:30 a. ., and 1:00, 2:30
and 4:00 p. m.
Leaves North Bend at 8:16,
9:45 and 11:15 a. m and l:i5,
3:15 and 5:00 p. m.
Makes daily trips except Sun
days. Faro: One way, 15
cents; round trip, 25 conts.
Leaves Marehfleld 7:30, 9:00,
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A. J. OOLVIX a
Flguro on your Hues. Gen-
oral brick rnd cement work.
a a j V V "maco uigar Store.
. - -.- v v v J $. .j. .$, .$,
Look at the milk or the cream before
ending It to the creamery. Dou't tako
too much for granted.
It's not so much what one knowa
about this dairy business. It is what
he really puts Into practice.
Wheat may fall aud flax may, and
corn may fail, but the old cow never
falls If she Is given half 0 chance.
Cow must be healthy In order to
five pure, normal milk. They must b
Drom?rlv fed and enrl tnr in iu
I be honlthy.
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,.,, LOUIS " wMa
will open for tho reception
of pupils about Sept. 8, 1907.
Parlors above Taylor's Piano
Steam Dye Works
L ulios .unl Oentsg:M mriile clean
ed or dyed.
Philip Becker, Propricloi.
Wet Your Whistle Then Blow
J. R. HERRON, Prop.
Front Street, j : MarshfleM, Ortron
DR. -. W. INORAAi.
Plrrslcion nnf burgeon.
Offlco over Sengstackon'a Drug Btoro.
Pbocei Offlco 1621; realdanpfl 788.
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