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FOR COOS BAY
Cyrus Happy, Who Has Seen
the Northwest Growth,
100,000 PEOPLE IN 1927
Buses Estimate on Resources and
Tcritory From Which Trado
May lie Drawn.
Cyrus Happy, of Spokane, Wash.,
who is visiting his son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Kauf
man, called at the "Times" offlce
yesterday, and on being asked his
impressions as to tho future of
"On my first visit to this place
about a year ago, 1 thought I could
see how, with plenty of push and
energy, this city and North Bend
might bo developed Into a place of
twenty-five thousand peoplo in the
next fifteen or twenty years if one
or more of tho transcontinental rail
roads should get here soon. As it
looks to mo now, I can't see how It
is possible to keep two or three such
railways from building into this place
in tho next five years if times con
tinue prosperous. It further seems
to mo that with tho coming of these
railways there will follow tho deep
ening of the outlet to the ocean and
appropriate harbor improvement to
take care of tho great tonnage of
which Coos Bay is tho natural out
let. Instead of a city of fifteen to
twenty-flvo thousand people, It seems
to mo now that the growth of this
place" will not stop short of one hun
dred thousand in twenty years from
"About twenty years ago I first
visited Tacomar which was then
about tho size of Marshfleld and
North Bend. It had tho Northern
Pacific railway and a short coal road.
Its resources wero somewhat similar
to those of this place. There was an
abundance of timber and coal not far
away. Everything was new and
raw. Huge stumps lay thick in the
ungraded streets. It didn't look
good to me then, but in the face of
tho competition of Seattle only thirty
miles away, Tacoma has grown to a
city of nearly one hundred thousand,
while its competitor, Seattle, has
more than two hundred thousand
population. Tho Puget Sound cities
now have a combind population of
About 400,000 and are still growing.
Coos Bay has a coast lino of more
than two hundred miles all Its own.
In the near future, and with rail
roads running east from hero across
Oregon, Idaho and tributary terri
tory to tho Eeastern cities, Coos Bay
will have as large a territory to draw
from as any place I know of. When
you 'add to these considerations the
resources here to glvo employment
to labor and tonnage to transporta
tion and no competitor nearer than
Portland, I am certain that you are
to have a largo city here. I can
speak tho more confidently from tho
fact that I have seen my own home
city grow from an inland village to
a cosmopolitan city of about 100,000,
and railroad center In twenty years."
ARAG0 RACES WILL
SOON BE ATTRACTION
The promoters of tho Arago races
have bills out announcing tho dates
for the coming meeting. The races
will take place September 26 to 28.
Trains will be run from Marshfleld
each day and return, giving people on
this side an opportunity to attend
every day if they choose. Last week
there were nine head of horses on the
grounds and this has been materially
Increased during tho past few days.
Among tho runners that will be on
hand for the contests is Crescent, be
longing to Guy Gould and John Her
ron, of Marshfleld.
ILL IN MARSHFIELD
H. R. Fowler, who travels for the
Pacific Milling company, of San
Francisco, has been ill at his room
in tho Pioneer rooming house for
several days. A number of friends
have called on him and gave what
assistance they could to releive the
monotony of lying in bed. Mr.
Fowler's complaint is malaria, and
at last accounts ho was improving.
SEVEN ELK KILLED
ON FALL CREEK
Hunters Have Goi d Success Drain
Party Stumble Into
Watt Short, Prank Lamberton,
Al Waterman and Grant Eggers ar
rived In last evening from their
hunting trip at the headwaters of
Fall Creok. The party left with the
intention of hunting elk, 'and they
came homo well pleased with their
success, having killed two fine
specimens. One was slain by Al
and tho other by Eggers. Tho boys
tell of their experience and say they
went far beyond the country where
most of the elk have been seen of
late. A party of four from Drain
killed three elk In a vicinity where
those familiar with tho country to
tho eastward have not seen an elk
In tho past three years. The ani
mal killed by Waterman had six
nrongs and that taken by Eggers
had four. Frank Wyland and Mr.
llcNalr, fire wardens, informed tho
party that they had come across an
5lk carcass that was practically
fresh. Tho hunter who had killed
tho elk had simply cut off Its head
and loft tho carcass to rot on tho
ground. The meat from tho animals
killed by tho Short party is being
prepared by the Shafer brothers who
live In tho vicinity where tho elk
were killed. George Noah and Eu
gene Terry were camped near where
these hunters were, and they secured
His Plight Now Such That Grave
News May Bo Expected
New York, Sept. 18. "We must
all bo prepared for bad news from
Princeton," said a Democrat of
promlnenco tonight who passed
through New York on his homo up
state, "because Cleveland's health is
falling rapidly. He is troubled with
gout in his feet, which is spreading
to his knees, and has fallen off In
weight 40 pounds within three
months. Cleveland does not quite
appreciate his condition, but Mrs.
"No communications of public or
private Importance are now sub
mitted to Cleveland. Mrs. Cleveland
is acting practically as his confiden
tial adviser and secretary in all mat
ters, and she Is fully acquainted with
her husband's real condition."
LIPT0N STILL HAS
DESIGNS ON CUP
Bristol, It. I., Sept. 17. Announce
ment of tho fourth challenger for the
American's cup by Sir Thomas Lip
ton has revived interest regarding
yachting. Designer Herschoff refus
ed to comment on tho anticipated
race next year but it is known that
he has been in conference with form
er Commodore Morgan of the New
York Yacht Club, who managed the
Columbia in 1901, also with C.
mivor TspHn. who had charge of the
Vigilant in 1899 and tho Reliance In
FVnm an authoritative source it
has been learned that Herschoff has
nnmnieted nrelimlnarles for designs
for a 90-foot sloop yacht, according
to the so-called universal style, n
is sajd this yacht is an enlarged
Avenger, which has been so success
ful during recent races.
Had No News.
nfflror .T. W. Carter made a busi
ness trip to North Bend yesterday
afternoon. When approached by a
Times representative, Mr. Carter
said he had nothing in the way of
news to Impart to tho Times, though
he had his head lull oi interesting
items. Ono of these beyond doubt
wno tiiA fact of his sending a special
friend homo after sobering him up,
whereas, bad it been some irionuiess
n wmild have been slapped in-
to the city keepsafe and ben obliged
to advance a cash ban oi any
where from $11' to $26, acordlng
to tho size of his pile.
Thlrty-ono Cases to Date.
San Francisco, Calif., Sept. 18.
The board of health reports thlrty
ono case of bubonic plague to date,
nineteen deaths and nineteen under
observation, practically all of which
will be verified.
Annie Packers "Wanted.
Experienced apple packers or can
use somo inexperienced hands. Long
job. See F. S. Dow.
Try a Times Want ad, and bo sure.
MARSHFIELD, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19', 1907.
I V, " - -
BURTON IKES IS MURDERED
CLEAN FROST WHILE ASLEEP
Has President's Indorsement
as Well as Taft's and
HOPE TO SMASH MACHINE
Cleveland Administration Does Not
Fulfill Its Duty to He
Cleveland, Sept. 18. Congress
man Burton tonight gave out a
statement in 'discussing the coming
municipal election in Cleveland.
Burton makes public for the first
time President Roosevelt's letter. In
tho course of the statement it is
declared that the impression is
that a majority of tho contest is to
an exceptional extent complicated
with national politics. Burton says
he thinks this is incorrect for tho
reason that his candidacy unless he
is mistaken, is for existing condi
tions under present municipal ad
ministration which demand imme
diate and radical reform. Tho aim
as Burton understands it, is to re
deem the city from control of a
The statement asserts that under
the plea that the main desire of the
administration is for a cheap car
system, there has been built up a
tremendous political machine and
that every department of tho city
government is used to perpetuate
Burton says ho had beon reluctant
to have turned aside from national
politics had it not been for the ap
proval of tho president and Secre
taries Taft and Garfield. Tho let
ter from Prqsjdent Roosevelt to
Burton says that for Burton to
leave tho house would mean a loss
of leadership in certain lines that
cannot be made up, and he would be
tempted to protest against Burton's
leaving, were it not for the profound
conviction that it is exceedingly de
sirable for him to win out as mayor
BANK ASSETS FIGURE
OVER TWO MILLION
Devlin's Report on Defunct Oregon
Trust and Saving Institution
Portland, Sept. 18. Receiver A.
Devlin today field his report of tho
financial condition1 of the Defunct
Oregon Trust & Savings Bank of this
city. The report shows tho Bank's
assets amount to a grand total of
$2,209.53G. Of the assets, thero is
cash on hand amounting to $75,554
ofnvhich $24,323 has been collected
by the receiver since August 21, tho
day on which the bank closed its
doors. A balance is shown by Homo
Telephone bonds and other securi
ties, somo real estate and leases,
stock in other banks and amount duo
from other banks. The report con
tains nothing but a bare schedule
of the assets and no reference is
made to the face value of the securi
ties or any property held by tho
bank, nor is any estimate made as
to what per cent of the bank's paper
can be realized upon.
LARGEST APPLE CROP
IN COUNTY'S HISTORY
Mr. F. S. Dow, who Is advertising
in today's Times for apple packers,
says the apple crop this years is tho
largest by far that Coos county has
over raised. Mr. Dow says it makes
no difference to him how many ap
ples are delivered to his firm, for
there Is a market for all that can be
obtained. He thought ho had bought
between twelve and fifteen thousand
boxes, but reports which are now
coming In Indicate that the firm will
have three times as many boxes as It
expected. The company buys the en
tire product of an orchard and Mr,
Dow estimated the quantity he would
get this year from his experience in
former years, but now finds his basis
for estimating is not reliable, and tho
crop Is very much larger than over
Dr. J. G. Gobi, the well known
optician, of Medford, Ore., will visit
all Cooa Bay townit durlnc Sept.
For dates see this papar lator.
Former Californian Is Slain
Beside His Flocks in
WAS A MAN OF MYSTERY
Educated and Refined, He Told None
of His Identity or
Helena. Mont., Sept. 18. James
Kinney, formerly of California and
a cousin or uncle of Harry Tracy,
the Oregon-Washington outlaw, has
been murdered by unknown persons
near Toston, twenty miles east of
Helena, while In the employ of the
Riverside Land and Live Stock com
pany of this city. Thero Is no clew
to the identity of tho murderer or
murderers. The affair is steeped in
mystery. Tho coroner's jury re
turned a verdict that death was
due to blows from a blunt instru
ment. The scene of the crime indicates
that the murder had beenlplanned
deliberately and was most effective
ly carried out. Kinney had charge
of a band of sheep belonging to the
Riverside company and was camped
In a little grassy park, miles from
tho railroad. Kinney was unques
tionably killed while lying asleep
beside his flock. The skull was
crushed from behind, and only a pile
of ashes and a few shreds were left
of his tent and belongings. Tho gold
watch he carried was missing and
there was no money about, although
he was known to carry considerable
sums. Kinney had two splendid
dogs with him, and it Is not believed
they would let any ono enter tho
tent. As they are missing, the sup
position Is that they wero killed also.
Different motives are advanced as
to the cause of tho murder robbery,
the rangemen's war and the satis
faction of an old grudge. Each has
Its exponents, but the latter is given
the preference by the officers. His
singular character, his bearing and
general demeanor Indicate this.
Kinney was nearly CO years old,
with the demeanor of a gentleman,
and would never bo mistaken for a
sheep herder. He had education and
refinement, minded his own affairs
strictly, did his work well and
asked only to bo let alone. Ho never
drank or caroused.
He was but little known. Last
winter he appeared at the ranch and
applied for work. He remained two
months and then left suddenly for
California, his former home, he said.
Nothing more wa3 heard from him
until August, when he again ap
plied for and was given work. Ho
took his band of sheep to the hills
and there met his death. It is said
he has a sister In California, and
his most intimate friend at tho
ranch says he was a cousin or uncle
of Harry Tracy, the outlaw. Ho has
been burled at Toston.
DELAYED BY BREAK
The North Bend Furniture com
pany which lately opened its factory
in tho city to tho northward, had
some trouble with its machinery
early in the week and was unable to
operate for one or two days. Mr.
Duncan, the head of the concern,
has several expert workmen direct
from the east who aro familiar with
all the crooks and turns in the wood
working buslbess arid tho factory is
enabled to turn out the finest worK.
3,000,000 For Masons.
Philadelphia, Sept. 18. Under the
will of the lato Thomas R. Potter,
the entire estate of about hreo
million dollars is given to the Grand
Lodge of Masons of Pennsylvania for
tho education and support of Male
orphans of Master Masons.
Balloon Awards Mode.
Brussells. Sent. 18. The finish of
tho international balloon race, which
started on Sept. 15th is awarded.
Thoro is Intense Interest and anxiety
for seven contestants who havo not
yet landed and it is believed their
pilots attempted to cross tho Gulf of
Gascong and risk a landing In Spain.
Later All balloons are accounted
Try a TimeB Want ad, and bo sure.
IN EARLY YESTERDAY
The Breakwater arrived in over
tho bar yesterday morning shortly
after 5 o'clock and anchored at
North Bend at C. Tho unloading
occupied a part of tho day and the
remainder was spent In completing
the discharge at Marshfleld. The
boat brought 350 tons of freight.
Sho will sail from Marsnfleld this
morning at 10 o'clock. The follow
ing passengers came on tho trip:
Thos O'Fenlgln, E. W. Wester
berg, B. Hughes, J. C. Wilcox, O. J.
Forman, Mr3. Forman, O. G. Cody,
Miss Llttpald, A. J. Sinister, O. John
ston, J. W. Anderson, W. Andreson,
A. S. Nlchol, C. Mace, B. Mace, F.
Donaldson, J. C. Murray, L. Saund
ers,' F. A. Ford, C. H. Walter, F.
Walter, B. Walter, R. S. Wagner, F.
Bonton, John Ferry, Miss Blunden,
H. Fox, B. Gandell, F. Law, W. W.
Halland, E. Hclnsaker, J. Natt, C.
Ferguson, C. Sonanson, J. Thorpo,
O. Jacobson, Miss Iverson, Mrs.
Iverson, Frank Iverson, A. B. Smith,
C. W. Llnne, C. Jenkins, J. Mokey,
F. O. Coates, S. S. Davis, E. Ene
gren, Mrs. Hastrog, A. Hastrog, Miss
Hastrog," F. Lahan, H. Hustrog, F.
Flske, A. C. Abbott, E. Wallace, W.
Wlbon, W. Warren, S. B. Keith, Mrs.
Keith, Ray Keith, Miss Keith, S.
Keith, C. elth, J. Keith, A. Eckstein,
J. Schlussell, N. Taylor, Miss Carter,
Mrs. Murray, R. Caldwell, J. Foss,
W. Crosser, P. Short, J. Curren, Mrs.
Curren, 10 storage.
FEAR REMOVAL '
OF FAST TRAINS
Southern Resorts Are Alnrmcd
at the Possibility of
Chicago, Sept. 18. The proprie
tors of winter resorts in tho south
have become seriously alarmed lest
their business of tho coming winter
should be seriously lnterferred with
by tho action of railroads in curtail
ing their train service from points
In the north, as a result of the fight
which has been waged on them by
many of the southern states.
It has been generally reported
throughout the south that in conse
quence of the cutting of rates by tho
legislatures, tho roads" will not be
able to furnish the through fast
trains and fine equipment they have
in the past and that in consequence
travei will be greatly curtailed.
The Southern and Seaboard Air
lines are said already to have de
cided to discontinue their through
fast trains between Now York and
Jacksonville, Fla., and to bo labor
ing with tho Atlantic coast lino to
Induce It to follow the same course.
FOUND NO TRACE
OF MISSING CREW
Steamer Sent in Search of Bruce
Expedition Returns With
Edlnburg, Scotland, Sept. 18.
A telegram from Aagaard,. Norway,
states the steamer sent in search of
William Bruce, tho Arctic explorer,
failed to find him. Bruco started on
. . .. n.
a trip along mo norm uuubl ui
Prince Charles Foreland and has not
been heard of since. The steamer
Exnress. which recently" wa3 at
Spitzbergen with tho Wellman expe
dition, found traces of Bruce's camp
at the end of August, but no sign
of Bruco or his companions. An
other steamer sent In search of tho
nnrtv Vina Inst returned and re
ports conditions critical,
tions aro being mado to
FOR SUMMER HOME
W. S. Chandler has given on order
to tho Smith Lumber company for
material for a largo summer home.
Ho will erect tho building forwlth
and the lumber is being taken to his
Coos River property this week. Tho
homo will bo built on liberal propor
tions and will bo 00 foot square. It
will bo in bungalow stylo and with
largo and commodious verandas. Tho
contractor will start work on tho
structure as soon as tho material Is
on tho ground.
Chicago Rejects Charter.
Chicago, Sept. 18. Now charter
authorized by legislature for tho city
of Chicago was rejected today by a
vote at a special election by a ma
jority of over 62 thousand. Only a
little over half a vote was cast, tho
total being 181 thousand.
Homo made broad at Corthell's
mit1 i. f i i i ,,n , i.. r.-iuj. miyntm
Excavators at Empire Uncover
Cranium Which Shows
Evidence of Murder.
Old Timers Relate Incidents of For
mer Days to Substantiate
Empire has a sensation. It is the
real thing this time.
Wm. M. Turner and G. E. Cook
aro doing some repairing on tho "old
comer" building preparatory to be
ing occupied by Gus Peterson for a
saloon. Between that building and
tho old dance hall thero Is qulto a
largo court, which was partly board
ed over leaving a dumping place for
ashes, broken bottles and trash gen
erally. In leveling off tho ground
preparatory to setting some posts
a human skull was found.
This caused considerable talk and
the old residents began to mako
cuesses as to who was the unfortu
nate, and Coroner Mingus was sent
for yesterday and Tho Times man
A careful search was mado, but
no additional bones were discov
ered, except some animal bones.
Thero It was, tho grewsome skulL
tho upper part only, with a largo
hole in the forehead, that gave every
Indication of having been done with
a blunt instrument of somo kind. It
also showed evidences of having'
been done many years ago.
Tho rusty garrets of faded mem
ory were ransacked for somo ono
who had mysteriously disappeared.
It was related of thre men who
came to Marshfleld in tho spring of
189G to dispose of somo fish, that
they started from Marshfleld pretty
well supplied with wet goods and
when opposite Pony Inlet got onto
tho flats. A man by the name of
Louis Berger got out to shove tho
boat off, when the boom flew around
and hit him. When tho other two
got tho boat righted and looked for
their comrade ho could not be
found. Afterward tho life-saving
crow mado a. search. From that day
to this ho has never been heard of.
Tho narrators did not explain how
It connected with tho finding of tho
head 11 years after under a building
five miles away.
Then there was tho caso of a man
by tho name of Baker, a deck hand,
who disappeared. At tho time, the
story was ho had started to wait
to Bandon and was never heard oi!
afterward. It was generally be
lieved he got lost In the woods.
was ho? Who can tell?
In tho last 20 years that corner
has changed occupants and about
9C boro a bad reputation. At this
lato date it is next to iniposslblo to
form any correct theory.
Tho Times man remarked that
probably that skull was tho hoodoo
that had been holding poor old de
serted Empire down.
"No." remarked the man who was
digging, as ho slowly straightened
up, "this is not tho one. But we
will keep digging till we find an
other skeleton. That is a hoodoo,
and no mistake. And when wo do
find It you will see Emplro tako her
nroner nlace in tho world a city to
bo proud of and full of life and en-
orgy and Elijah Smith will bo but a
The most probablo solution of tho
mystery Is tho ono put forward by
Mr. Codding of Marshfleld. Ho says
a few years ago there was a doctor
by tho name of Cook living in Em
plro had a very largo collection oi
skulls of all kinds and sizes. That
a flro caused them to get uauu
scattered and this Is probably one
ISSUES RAILROAD ORDER.
Lincoln, Nebr., Sept. 18. The
Rtnto Railway commission today is
sued a formal order commanding the
Wilmar and Sioux Falls railway to
furnish cars at sections along its
lines for shipment of grain direct to
Omaha. This follows complulnfsv
tint Hin fJrnnr Northern as ownors CC
tho Wilmar and Sioux' Falls brancn
waB discriminating against Omaha IB
BUY your groceries at SaoMfc.