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THE DAILY C00 BAY TIMES. MARSHFIELD. OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1907.
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CONSOLIDATE TO DKEWJE BAY
The written views of the attorney
for the joint committee of the Port
of Coos Bay, considered .from a legal
standpoint have been submitted to
that committee and appeared in the
Sunday issue of Tho Times. They
should be read by all who
liave tho good of the bay
and the importance of the har
bor at . heart Tho principal
thought , of the written opinion Is
that in order to safeguard the bay
and harbor and render it suitable
and efllclcnt for ocean going vessels
to' And anchorage at Its wharve3,
some general system of taxation
jnust be derived which will be with
in the laws of tho stato. Mr. Clarke
ilnds that tho Initiative and referen
dum amendments to the stnto con
situntlon remove every obstacle
Vo the employment of any and all
m&ans to accomplish the purpose de
irted. It will not bo necessary to
Tesort to the legislature or to In
voke the powers of the stato, for
the people of Coos Bay have reserved
in themselves full power to enact
all municipal legislation which af
fects their own district.
Tho plan of organizing a Greater
City of Coos Bay on tho borough
systoin which has bean eminently
successful In New York will do away
with many local objections to con
solidation. Each locality will have
tho power to adjust Its purely local
affairs while tho greater govern
ment, whether It be In tho form of
mayor and aldermen or on the com
mission system of Galveston or of
Bes Moines, will take care of all
matters which are of general nnu
The matter of harbor Improvement
and the organization of a consoli
dated port Is ot superior Importance
to any other matter at this time.
The chamber of commerce of Marsh
Held evidently recognized this for at
the conclusion of Mr. Clarke's nd
flrees, It proceeded to attend to tho
work of securing united action.
This committee Is not Intended to be
in nny sense a substitute for the port
committee, but merely to take up
2n conjunction with that committee
Site Important work of organiza
tion. The port committee will con
tinue Its own work and the new com
mittee will examine tho situation in
conjunction with' a simlllar com
TOl,teo, which may bo appointed by
the North Bond chamber, and will
report oh tho advisability of consoli
dating the. cities of Coos Bay so
that they can givo tho port commit
tee tho aid which Is so much needed.
The people should keep In mind
tho fact, that wo have now reached
an acute stage In tho development of
tho harbor, its trado Is growing.
1 During tho last year tho shipments
1n and out of the harbor show over
$5, 000, 000 in value as against" u
Mttlo over three million the pro
ceed i g joar. I.tirgo sh. )3 ara lo l.o
tiso.l in this bay If tho p-opi-r rhaii
neU can bo dri'dn-d and in order
tlint tho necessary w i"t ni.tv b do.'o
some plan must lu formal'ited uv
vhlch ir.cnoy can ln raUo.l b taxa
tion for this purpose. Tho Wal
opinion of Mr. Cl.irUo shows con
vlttil'i'Iy that ro'ihiilni.ilini1 on some
tiasls is tho (inly f.'asib'j plan The
"i'ii'.os ',1'llovos lion'-iii In this pcliey.
, DO IT .VOW.
Tho first groat move toward con
tiloldation should bo tho union of
North Bend mid Marshllold under a
charter creating two borounhs and a
linrbor commission. The creation of
other outlying boroughs will be very
simple and easy when the first move
ment is accomplished. Of course it
would bo flno If Umpire would come
1n sit tho samo time, but lis talluro to
io so should not prevent tho organi
sation of tho city and proceeding to
iho main purposo, namely: tho dredg
ing of tho channol. Lot It be remem
bered that this locality lias tho great
est Interest In making a great liar
lior of Coos Bay. When tho people
realize that they can do the work
themselves, up to a certain stage.
then tho government of tho United i
States will also net. I
It will bo soon, by the report of the
condition of the bay that fourteen
foet in tho channel at moan low tide I
bd twenty feet on tho bar Is what j
can ho deponded on nt present. The
"Nan Smith, C. A. Smith & Co.'s big'
lumber carrier, draws olghtccn feet
That dredging Is Immediately re
quired Is thus very ovldont. It will
lie noticed also by tho samo roport
that tho government dredgo which
"la to bo built," will bo used In Coos
Hay If tho dopartmont can he in
duced to uso tho balanco on hand,
nearly $2,000,000. to pay for dredg
ing tho bay lusldo tho bar. Now
Coos Bay people should know what
that means. They have no assurance
that they will get tho dredge and If
they ilo down and wait ten or fifteen
yaers longer they never will get any
of these things they have waited for
It Is well to keep pounding at
government authorities and insisting
on being treated right. But if Coos
Bay consolidate for the purpose of
Improving tho harbor, she may be
sure that she will get what Improve
ments she makes herself and also
Impress the congress and the depart
ment with her importance and her
earnestness. Then sho will get what
Movers AVaiited in Place of Moss
The publishers of a weekly paper
In a small town less than 50 miles
trout Portland, In the cours0 of a
private conversation, said the other
day, In substance: "I can't make a
living there. The local merchants
are half dead; say It won't pay to
advertise. It Is impossible to work
up much of a circulation because of
the scarcity of people in the sur
rounding country. The land is rich,
a great garden spot; it can be made
to produce enough to give a value
of $200 an aero or more; but 'al
most nothing is done to develop It.
The owners, most of whom hav
from 100 up to over 300 acres each,
will neither put the land to mucn
use or sell It at prices attractive to
people wanting small farms. They
are today just about what they or
their fathers wero 40 years ago.
Where there are hundreds of people
around the town there should be
thousands and they would be richer
and in every way more prosperous
.than those "who live there now. But
It isino use; I'll give it up; no power
on earth can infuse the' spirit of de
velopment into that community."
Allowing for tho rather bitter
spirit in which this man spoke, what
he said Is substantially true of scores
of communities all the way from
Milwaukee to Eugene. There are
some new, iclean orchards; many
old, pest-rldden ones. There are
many fine dairies; more suberb
dairy farms on which tho old, happy-go-lucky
methods are yet In vogue.
There are thousands of men in the
Willamette valley owning from 100
acres of land up, who would be
richer in five years, without lifting
a finger, by selling all of their farms
but 20 acres in small tracts to peo
ple who would do something, and
do it right.
Even up in the Rogue river valley
a man said the other day that tho
most profitable thing that could be
done there would be to spend $200,
000 in funerals. What is neeflsa in
western Oregon more than anything
else today is people who will either
move or get out of the way.
TO DEEPEN HARBOR
Portland Building Large Dredge for
Digging Out AVillantetto
Portland, Or., Oct. 14. Portland
will soon have the deepest and saf
est linrbor in its history. A suf
ficient number of contracts have
been closed by the owners of water
front property with the Pacific
Bridge company to keep the new
dredgo nearlng completion by the
latter concern busily employed for
tho next two years. Owners of
practically every dock on both sides
of the river have made arrange
ments with the company for deep
ening the water in front of their
Tho dredge, regarded as the
most modern ever turned out on tho
Pacific coast, will be ready for sev
vlco within CO days. It is on pre
cisely tho same type as tho dredgo
tho government Is operating In Pana
mn. The dredge is capable of dig
ging to a depth of 35 feet, 10 feet
deepor than tho majority of craft
built for similar work can reach.
The capacity of tho dipper Is four
Machinery for the dredge arrived
at St. John from Chicago yesterday,
nnd will be put In place as quickly
as possible. George W. Simons,
general manager of the Pacific
Bridge company says the vessel will
be ready In time to begin active
servlco by the middle of December.
"The rate at which contracts for
tho use of the dredge are being
signed," says Mr. Simons, "shows
that tho owners of water front prop
erty intend to make this ono of the
finest harbors on the Pacific coast,
they have undoubttdly arrived nt
the conclusion that to retain the
big volume of shipping now enjoyed
It Is necessary for them to make
substantial Improvements. At many
of tho Important docks there Is not
sufficient water for loaded ships to
get alongside. Consequently, some
of tho cargo has to be lightered on
barges, which means an additional
expense. I do not suppose that It Is
the Intention of all the owners td
have the channel alongside their
wharves deepened to the 35-foot
mark. But one thing Is certain, they
are determined to get a sufficient
depth of water to accommodate all
ships coming to the Willamette
The tug Stlnson, which will he
used for towing tho new dredge
around to various points, was low
ered from tho ways of the Supple
shipyard this morning, after having
been practically rebuilt. Until the
dredgo has been completed tho tug
will engage in the general towing
trade. She will be in command of
Captain C. M. Alden, Harry Rand
alls will be chief engineer and Carl
SOME DISPUTE AS TO
MANNER OF SELECTION
National Delegates May Not
Nnmed Till After the Primaries.
No move has yet been made by the
Republican state committee toward
selecting delegates to the national
convention, but .committeemen agree
the delegates will have to be selected
by convention and will not be ap
pointed by the committee, as one
rumor has It.
Ono plan Is to wait until after the
direct primaries next spring before
calling a convention for the selection
of delegates. This delay Is lavored
for the purpose of preventing the
convention being saddled with an
ambitious candidate. After the pri
maries tho convention would be less
handicapped by political wire pullers
than If the convention Is called for
an earlier date.
Committeemen are in no hurry to
net In the convention matter at pres
ent, contending that the 4estt policy
Is to wait until after the national Re
publican committee has made Its ap
portionment of delegates for Oregon.
While Senator Jonathan Bourne
has intimated that he wishes ' to
round up a Roosevelt delegation and
head such a delegation at the na
tional convention, there Is some .op
position to this plan. One of the
principal objections Is that Bourne Is
a senator and Is obtaining glory and
that such small glory as goes to be
ing a delegate or a presidential elec
tor should be given to party follow
ers who aro not officeholders. Sena
tor Charles W. Fulton, when asked
if ho wanted to bo a delegate to the
convention or an elector, replied that
ho did not, saying ho was desirous of
giving others a chance.
Plant sails Saturday from Mm-shflcld.
No rcscrvatlo n will he held after the -arrival of
ship unless ticket Is bought.
MARSHFIELD, : : : :
Portland & Coos Bay S S Line
Sails for Portland and Astoria every Thursday
C. F. McCoHum, Agt.
Phone Main 34
A. St. Dock
All Kinds of Work Done
PHONES 543, 146 and 271
North Bend, Oregon
Wo wish to announce that our
Marshfleld plant with all now
Improved machinery is now
ready for business, and that wo
aro in a position to give you
prompt, as well as tho very best
There's no economy in try
ing to do work by hahd that
can bo better dono by machin
ery. "Bluo Monday" with its
steam, soap suds and hot stove
nuisances can bo avoided, and
you can save money by sending
tho family washing to us.
Phone 571 today. Our wagon
COOS BAY STEAM LAUNDRY
Marshfleld and North Bend.
Flanagan & Bennett Bank
Capital Subscribed (50,000
CHpltnl I'alil Up 40,000
Undivided Prollts 133,000
Poo! a Roncrnl bunking business and draws
on tho Hank ol California. San Krancisc
Calif., First Natlcnal.llank l'ortlund Or., First
National Hank Rosobhrg, Or., Honovor Na
tional Hank, Now York, N. M. Rutuohlld A
Bun, London, England.
Also tell change on nearly all tho principal
cities of Europe.
Accounts kept subject to check, sale deposit
lock boxes far rent at 5 cents a month or
(5. a year.
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS
California and Oregon Coast Steamship Company.
B. W. OLSON, Master.
Sails from Portland Saturays, 8 p. m.
Sails from Coos Bay Tuesdays, at service of tide.
P. P. llaurogartnor, Agt. L. W. Shaw, At.
Couch St. Dock, Portland, Ore, Marshfleld, Ore., Phone 441,
Men for Courtcnny Mill.
Tho Courtenay 'Mill Co. had s
oral men como in on the Alliance.
Carry the Largest Stock and Greatest
Vanety of Mattresses.
At our factor.on Broadtvayy MnrMilleld, of any place in tho con
try and to enable the public to get tlu be.st goods at tho low
est prices VK WILL CAIIHV A IIHTAIL DEPARTMENT,
cowrlng our entire line. Spec.nl prices inndo to hotels and
CAM, AND SEE I'S! IT WILL PAY YOU5
0, Coos Bay Bedding & Upholstery Co. J
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 Sengsiacken, Manager.
COOS BAY ACADEA1Y OF MUSIC
Students may graduato In Voico, Piano or Pipo Organ. Itapid and
thorough method for beginners. Classes In Harmony, Countorpolnt, otc,
vocal sight reading and piano ensemble, Slngors coached In oratorio
opera, or concert work by tho director.
ELMER A. TODD, O'Connell Bldg., Marshfield
NEW T0NSOIUAL PALOR.S
Andrew Wood, Prop.
' ltnrlH'i-liiK Is lilku Any Other Husl-
ness YOU MUST KXOW HOW.
Wo mako a specialty of treating tho scnlp to prevent tho hair from
falling out, guaranteeing to stop It with a very fow applications.
Ladles specially Invited to givo us a trinl. Mondays and Fridays
aro ladles' days,
VACK MASSAGU AND SHAMPOO-
INCJ Is ono of our specialties.
Grand Uuildlng. North Uend.
Wood Electric Fixtures
It has becomo necessary to
have wood electric light fixtures
in order to have your apartment
v ' When your Interior furnish- O
ings nil nro made to match the
effect is immense.
Wo make them with any l'in-
O ish, color, and can give you any
stylo or fittings you wish.
, Tiie best homes aro now being
planned with tho wood electric
light fixtures as they aro as
cheap and safe and results aro '
its desired, besides no polibhings
to do as on the metal.
s You will do well to so us or
make' inquiry of your electric
supply houso for plans and
We d.o all classes of special
order work and repairing.
Coos Bay Furniture Co.
Always has on hand
a good stock of
AT PRICES THE CHEAPEST
All Kinds of
Groceries and Clothing
COOS BAY THAXSFKIi & STOKAGB
II. C. Ilreckcnrldgc,
C. II. AVnlters.
All kinds of Transforlng and Job
bing. Prices reasonable and
Goods handled with care.
CAB CALL SERVICE
AT ANY HOUR
GOOD HEARSE and VEHICLES.
HEISNEK, MIIjLEU & CO.
IlTery, Feed and Salo Stable
Third and A Sts. Phone, 1201
1 All Parts of the World
We use the necessary
facilities for sending
money to all parts of
the world, and without
danger or loss. .. .
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF f
COOS BAY, Marshfield, Ore. i
McPhersnn fo'ircer Cn.
Wholesale liquor dealers
Cigars , and saloon supplies.
jg California Winex a Specialty
H Front St., Marshfield
xfagTamriwi)! im.-vi rmea umisrm nS
irnrwiinnimi fii nititn?KTn
4th and E St.
North Bend, Oregon.
The PARKER FOUNTAIN PEN
IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST PEN MADE
T. HOWARD, Sole Agent, North Front Sf Marshfield
G. E. Xoah has just opened a first
class blacksmith shop at corner of
Fourth and E streets, South Marsh
Held. Patronage of public respect
fully solicited. Horseshoeing a specialty.
31. It. SMITH, Agent For
Chnrles A. Stevens
CLOAK AND SCOT HOUSE
Cor. First & H St. aiarsluleld
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