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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSH FIELD, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1907.
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Boos Bay abreast the car of progress.
In all public matters every effort
should bo tnado to provide not mere
ly (or the vehicle which is presently
passing over the road but (or the
vehicles which are to pass. Nature
has selected Coos Bay as a great
central point In the world's scheme
of transportation. The subject of
transportation should therefore be
constantly In the minds of Its peo
ple for they are the trustees of the
The highest state of civilization is
evidenced by good roads. The coun-
Bntered at the poitofflce at Marshfleld, Oro- trv -hinh hnn (horn Is khi-a to nrns-
eon, for transmission through the malls ail ., ., ,
second claS9mall;mattcr. I Der lt lt has n resources. Coos
I Bay has prospered to the extent that
her waterways have been good nnd
The policy of The Cooi Bay Times
fM be Republican in politics, with th
Independence of which President Koose
relt is the leading exponent.
Single copy, daily,
Per mouth, daily,
Throe mouths, daily,
8ii months, daily
One year, daily,
Weekly, per year - - ?1 60
Local readers 10c lino first Inser
tion, 8c line each succeeding Insertion.
If her wagon roads had also been
good, her prosperity would have
transcended all bounds. The civic
bodies of Bandon, Coqullle, Myrtle
Address all communications to
COOS BAY TIMES
jc qq ( Point, Marshfleld, North Bend and
nosuuurg, uiigm, wen umm uuuui
this and arrange some plan by which
to lmprovo the roads which bind
them all together. Even after a
railroad is built the roads running
between those places will be very
useful. It will be impossible to waste
money which actually Improves
them. The road from Roseburg to
Coos Bay is a travasty. It dis
gusts every man and woman who
It can be improved.
TIII3 BENCH LANDS.
Tho most conservative man In the i come over it
Tvorld Is the farmer. He is not in-jTho staSe service can bo improved,
clined to experiment very much and Roseburg is at fault. Myrtle Point
ho has good reason not to do so. A j ,s at fault- Coqullle is at fault,
farmer is necessarily a capitalist and Marshfleld and North Bend are at
Js usually Imbued in a small way j fault- AU these cltles should unite
with all tho caution and charater- to correct the fault in some measure.
Ists of one. His capital Is small and How? Let representatives from each
is almost always accumulated by the ' Chamber of Commerce, including
sweat of his brow. Ho is capitalist ' Bandon, be chosen to meet and pro
ami laborer rolled into one and as vlde wa's and means to get decent
such holds the" balance of power in I transportation facilities and a decent
determining the destiny of society. wagon road. Some will say that the
Tho human race and human society road ,s better than lt was- oh- ves!
will reach no higher mark than the niIt tuat does not arSe much lm
Xarmer permits and decrees. He Is provement. It has cost the United
not au experimentalist because he States a large and valuable part of
can't afford to be and it takes at the public domain and still Is bad.
least a season to discover whether n has been patched up in places
an experiment will bo a success. If ' with the purpose of showing how llt
it is a failure he will bo "up against ' tie can bo done in the name of a
it" hard and the bank will want an largo pretence. It is the most expen
explalnatlon. So ho is cautious, slve road in Oregon because it is cost
That is tho cause of the prospecting ' inS tho reputation of tho richest
farmer's suspicion of all natural con- country on earth In natural re
dltions whore he has not actually sources. Withal it is a monument
seen results. !of fraud, disappointment and Idle-
Tho early agricultural efforts of ' ness, slightly relieved by the
the first Now England colonists were glimpses of wonderful scenery here
necessarily experimental. They were "nd there caught by the otherwise
delighted and astonished when their
efforts succeeded. No wonder. Any
body going to New England from tho
west Is astonished to think that ono
would ever expect to raise produco
of any kind in that barren soil. lie
was considered a bold man who
started to raise corn in Iowa, Kansas
and Nebraska. In Minnesota ho was
looked on as weak minded if ho
planted corn ns a crop. Everywhere
tho farmer has stopped and halted
before negatives. "It can't bo dono
Iiecauso It never has been doho" is
tho statement which has always con
fronted him In every new country.
That is that reason why a new coun
try needs young farmers who have
time boforo them rather than he
hind tliom. They can take chances
or what thoy think are chances.
Tho oxcellenco of tho bench lands
of Coos Bay and Its tributary country
Is perfectly apparont to any ono who
has seen the lands of tho Atlantic
coast and what they produce. It Is
astonishing that any should doubt
that Coos Bay bench lands nro
destined to bo very productive. But i
it Is no longor a matter of export-1
nient. Ono who vlows tho lino ox-1
htbit of fruits at tho Marshflold
Chamber of Commerce and finds that .
Ihoso beautiful, highly colored and I
luscious Gravonstelns nro mostly tho
.product of tho Hills; that those lino
healthy looking potatoes nro also
from tho Hills; that tho pears and
other fruits nro from tho Hills; can
not but concludo thnt tho case In
favor of tho hill lands is proven.
TCot that any point can bo made
against tho bottoms, Par from it.
They nro not In question nt all. But
thoy will provo no better than tho j
lilll lands for tho production of fruit
and vegetables, at least. Thoro are
many who give overwhelming evi
dence also that tho hills will grow
clover and grass in as great abund
sneo ns tho bottoms. Thus far tho
farms havo been mostly on tho low
lands, but it is suspected that tho
principal reason for thnt was tho fnct
that it was unnecessary to clear
them. It was easy farming. To tho
(initiated lt seems probable that soil
which will produco tho giant growth
of trees which overtop ovory hlllsldo
will bo rich enough to produco al
most anything. It Biircly does pro
duco ulmobt ovorything that grows
wild and wild fruits uro wonderful In
their variety and nbundnueo.
SEA COAST DEFENSES.
Atlantic Seaboaid Can Look After
Itself Without Battleships.
cities, galnt strides have been made
in establishing effective toast de
fenses. A yenr ago $72,750,000 had
been expended on the coast defenses
of the country, most of this sum
being used along tho Atlantic coast.
Something over ?50,"000,000 remains
to bo spent to comple'o the defenses
in accordance with the present plans.
This year Congress has appropriated
$1,624,000 for the continuance of tho
work. Of this sum, $150,000 has
been side aside for the construction
of a 14-Inch gun for the artificial ls
lnnd above referred to, $475,000 is
being expended for submarlno mines,
$125,000 for searchlights and $700,
000 for the establishment of fire con
Under the present system every
foot of navigable water In the harbor
Is covered by the powerful guns
which have been Installed In the
coast defenses. Every channel is
susceptible of being mined according
to plans already worked out, the
preliminary work, including the as
sembling of paraphernalia, having
been so carefully done that every
harbor on tho Atlantic could be ef
fectively mined on 48 hours' notice.
To our patrons, commencing
the first of October, 1907, all laun
dry work will bo placed on a cash
basis. Thanking you for past busi
ness and soliciting continuance of
the same. Signed.
Coos Bay Steam Laundry.
Vessels arrived nt and sailed
from Coos Hay during the
month of August, 1007.
TOWED BV TUG HUNTER
July fltli Bktn. Arugo
July Otli Bertie Minor
July 8th -Repeat
July Oth North Bend
July 17th... J. M. AVeuthcrwux
July 22nd Anna Larson
July 25 Bktn. Kcho
July 27th Bktn. Gleaner
O July tflst Esther Biihne
Q Aug. ."til Novelty
O July 10th Bktn. Encore
t July 2nd Bnndon (now)
July 25th Bertie Minor
July 20th Salvator
Aug. 3rd Bktn Arago
Aug. 3rd J. M. Woathortvax
Aug. -lth Anna Larson
Aug. Oth North Bend
H. S. TOWER.
ff Jeweler ----,'
I Tho determination to send the bat
tleships of the North Atlantic ileet to
the Pacific coast, whence, even in the
gravest emergency, they could not re
turn In less than two months, has led
to somennxlous inquiry regarding tho
bocuiity of the great cities along the
Atlantic In the posslblo event of at
tack from an enemy 'j lleet. Tho grave
anxiety which attended tho departure
ot tho Atlantic lleet tor tho Caribbean
In tho Spanish war, when It was fear
ed that a part of the Spanish navy
was on tho high seas bound for the
' North Atlantic, has not been forgot
ten, and there Is some disposition to
, question the wisdom of a move which
i might leave Boston, New York, Phil
adelphia, Washington, Charleston
I and other great centers "without pro
tection." Tho conditions are, however, radlc-
I ally different from those which ob
tained In 189S, and, according to the
military experts, the cities and har
bors of tho Atlantic coast would be
limply protected from capture or
bombardment by tho coast defenses,
which liavo been so extensively Im
proved in tho last ten years. Of
course, tho presence of a lleet along
tho Atlantic coast In tho time of war
would be essential to provent tho
landing of an invading army at points
not covered by tho coast defenses,
but tho harbors and the great cities
would bo entirely safe. Only ono
weak spot remains, and plans for its
protection havo been protected, al
though tho monoy necessary has not
been appropriated. Tho weak spot Is
the entrance to Chesapeako Bay,
which is out of range of tho great dis
appearing guns of Fort Monoro. In
tho opinion of tho National Coast
Dofonso Board, "with tho entranco
us it now is, unfortified, a hostile
lleet, should It gain control of tho sea
can establish, without coming under
tho Uro of a slnglo gun, a baso on its
shores, pass In and out at pleasuro,
havo access to largo stores of valu
able supplies of all kinds, nnd para
lyze tho great trunk lines of railways
crossing tho head of tho bay."
Tho entranco to Chesapeako Bay Is
12 miles from For'ress Monroo, while
tho effective range of tho big gnus
ROSKBURG AND OTHER ROADS. I thoro Installed U only 12,000 yards.
TOWED BV TUG COLUMBIA.
Aug. oth Tub Columbia
Aug. 17th Bktn Northwest
From Port Orford.
Aug. 30th Hugh Hoguu
Tow of L. Rosco.
Aug. 31st. . . .James A. Garfield
Aug. 31 Bertie Minor
Aug. (Ith Bktn Northwest
Aug. l.'Stli Repeat
Aug. 18th Esther Ituliue
Aug. 21st Gleaner
Aug. 28th Novelty
. . . M. F. Plant
M. F. Plant
M. F. Plant
Aug. 20th Coaster
Aug. 21 Breakwater
Aug. 22nd Hunter
Aug. 23rd Jim Butler
Aug. Oth. .
.M. F Plant
Tow of Tug Hunter
Aug. 28th Breakwater
Aug. 2th Carnu'l
Aug. 31st Thomas L. Wand
Aug. (Ith... .Berwick Gasolene
Aug. (Ith Alliance
Aug. 7th Breakwater
Aug. 7th M. F. Plant
Aug. 8th Hunter
Aug. (Mh Preble
S CORTHELL'S DELICATESSEN
13 i-" . r i nri t
l o nat.
Home-made Bread, Veal Loaf, Pies, Cakes,
Dcughnuts and Candies. . ..
Try Our Compressed Yeast
2nd and C St.
WHY DO PEOPLE BUY IN
It is choice inside residence property, lots 50x100
with alleys, is well sheltered with a good bay view and
prices of lots are reasonable. For particulars see
TITLE GUARANTEE & ABSTRACT CO.
Henry Sengstacken, Manager.
DB. J. W. INGRAAi.
Physician and Surgeon.
Offlao ovor Songatncken'a Drug Store.
Phonei Offlca 1621; roaldaa 783,
J. W. BETfNKTT,
Office over Flanagan & Bennett
Marshflold, - - - Oregon
Francis U. Clnrko Jncoh M. Blnko
Lawrence A. Liljcqvist '
CLABKE, BLAKE & L1LJEQVIST,
Times Building, Marshflold, Ore.
United States Commissioner's Office.
o. f. Mcknight,
Attorney at Law.
Upstairs, Bonnett & Walter Block
Uarshflold, ... - OregoD
OOKE & COKE,
Attorneys at Law.
Kasburg Block. Phono 816
J. E. OAYOU,
Estimates furnished for nil
kinds of buildings.
Marshfleld, : : Oregon.
BRIGIIAM & BELL,
North Bend, - - - .
Real Estate Agents.
MR. ALBERT ABEL,
Contractor for 1 taming of all kinds.
and Navigation Co.
TnE C. B., It. & E. R. R. & N. CO.
Subject to change without notice.
L7. 9:00a.m. IMarsh'd
Lv. 0:45a.m. Conulllo
Ar. 12 :30p.m.
Trains to and from Beaver Hill daily.
. F. A. LAISE, Agent.
A nice line of
Souvenir Postals of Marshfleld
NORTON & HANSEN
ON THE BAY
Half Hour Schedule
Rui Between Miirshnehl uid North
Bend Mudo in 12 Minutes.
Faro: Oneway, 15c.; round trip, sSt.
J. A. O'KELLV, Proprietor.
Aug. litth.. .
Aug. 1-1 tli. . .
Aug. 2l)th.. .
Aug. 22nd. .
Aug. 22nd. .
.M. F. Plant
..!. F. Plant
Aug. 2:1 Hunter
Aug. 21 Coaster
Aug. 2ltl Jim Butler
v Aug. 2K(li Hunter
Aug. 28th M. F. Plant
4 Aug. :10th Breakwater
New Shoe Repair Shop.
Just opened on A street near
Baptist church. Prices reasonable.
Wntorwnys linvo boon Coos Bay's
local roads heretofore nnd thoy hnvo
served" and will coutlnuo to serve
ihclr imrpoBo well. Tho Venice of
the West will novor loso its ncquatlc
distinction for nature has put it al
together In a class by itsolf. But tho
To romody this defect, it is proposed
to construct au artilleial Island,
practically midway hetweon Capes
Charles uud Henry, and to erect
tueroon a modern battery of dis
appearing guns ot the most effeqtlvo
togctnor in a cinsa oy huuh. oui iuo,vuiw.
Cooa Bay neonlo must realize that But In nil tho harbors of tho Altan-
ternal vigilonco 1b nocossary to keopjtlc on which havo been built large
Rolmrts After Freight.
Tho tug Robarts was In from tho
Siuslaw yesterday to transport
freight for that section and to load
hero for tho trndo at Florence and
launch For Sale.
22-Foot gasollno launch; glass
cabin; neat and speedy. For salo,
cash or terms, or will trndo for real
estate. "Want to soil this week.
Edgar h. Whoelor.,
All Kinds of Work Done
PHONES 543, 149 and 271
North Bend, Oregon
M. P. Pendergrasa, Master
and 10:30 a. w., and 1:00, 2:30
and 4:00 p. m.
Leaves North Bend at 8:15,
9:45 and 11:15 a. m., and 1:45,
3:15 and 5:00 p. m.
Hakes daily trips except Sun
days. Faro: One way, 16
cents; round trip, 25 cents.
Leaves MarehHold 7:30, 9:00,
J. L. KOOXTZ
Machine and Repair Shop.
At Holland's Boat House
Front St. Marshfleld.
4 i $, .$. 4. .j. 4. .j. .j, ,, ,$, 4. .j,
LOUIS H. BOLT, 4.
Will open for the reception
of pupils about Sent. S 1Q07 A
Parlors abovo Tnvinr' Pinnn a
California and Oregon Const Steamship Company.
B. V. 0L80X, MaeWr.
COOS BAY AND PORTLAND
Saik from Portland Saturdays, 8 p. n.
Sails from Coos Bay Tuesdays, at servke of Me.
B. t. BwaiHrtner, AgU L. yr, Bhaw, AC
Ooaok H. Dck, Portland, Ore, Mhl.U, Ow., Phaaa VU.
Steam Dye Works
el or dyed.
Philip Bpc ker, Proprietor.
Wet Your Whistle Then Blow
J. R. HERRON, Prop.
Front Strt, i j Manfafkld, Ortgxm