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MARSHFIELD, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCTQBER 16, 1907.
Ti H Hi A f 3 I B
Education Board Opens Cam
paign for Full tfigh School
and More Room.
SEGREGATE THE MIXED
Professor Golden Authorized to Pro
vide School for Negroes and
The Marshfleld board of education,
consisting of R. P. Williams, J. W.
Bennett, Dr. J. T. McCormae and
Judge Hall, clerk, met on Monday
evening to devise ways and means
Jnr handling the situation regarding
the overcrowding of the Marshfleld
schools, to discuss the wisdom of ar
ranging for adding two years to the
high school and to provide schooling
for the colored and mixed blood pu
pils. The Marshfleld school building has
twelve rooms, four of which were ad
ded to the building in 100G, and
which addition the board thought
would suffice for a number of years.
But the wonderful and steady growth
of the city in 1907 has upset all
their calculations and the building Is
already found to be inadequate for
the accommodation of the puipls
now attending the school. There
are now between 490 and 500 pupils
and this week is expected to bring
tTie attendance to the 500 mark. The
school rooms will accommodate 480
pupils, and if there were no more ex
pected to take up the work, the pres
ent quarters would be insufficient, by
reason of the unequal division of
grades. Some rooms have as high as
05 children, and all are crowded.
Professor Golden, who was present at
the meeting, said ho is advised of
there being at least 50 more pupils
who will be enrolled In the school
within a couple of weeks, and besides
these, there' are a hundred more wno
should bo in school and will probably
be rounded up by the truant officer
when the accommodations are such
that they can be cared for.
The board decided to secure a site
for a now building and the location
will be somewhere in South Marsh
field, probably west of Broadway.
It has not been decided of what ca
pacity this building will be made,
since there are several matters to
consider before the work of construc
tion can begin.
The board has issued a call for an
election to be held in the school
building on the 31st of October for
the purpose of submitting to the
voters of the district the question of
adding two years to the present high
school, thus putting the school on a
plane with the best high schools in
the state. The election will be held
commencing at 7:30 in the even
ing. If the proposition carries, which
seems the onlv result likelv to come
from the election, then the board can
go ahead and build according to the
will of the people as expressed. It
is argued by many that any new
building should be a high school
building, since such a division of the
school pupils gives the higher grades
something more of a dignity, being
better by far than having the high
school mixed up with the lower
There have been many favorable
comments since the board has taken
action looking towards improving the
situation, for though the directors'
hands are tied to a great extent, the
need for more room is conceded on
every hand and the matter of a full
course nigh school is recognized as
an immediate necessity.
The board took the following ac
tion respecting the ticklish matter of
schoollne the colored and mixed
Whereas, an application has been
made to Professor Golden, principal
of the public school of this district,
to admit two negro children and two
children of mixed blood, between the
Chinese ond the whites and the In
dians and the whites to the public
And whereas, Professor Golden
not having the accommodations
which to him seems suitable for said
children, apart from the white child
ren, did not admit them to the
school, and applies to the board for
And whereas, It Is the sense of the
hoard that the said children should
not. under the law, he denied anv
public school privileges, on account
of race or color.
And whereas, the principal reports
to the board, and the board is of the
opinion that on account of the physi
cal condition of snld children ond
their lack of cleanliness, their pres
ence In tho white classes will ma
terially retard tho progress of the
five hundred white children now In
attendance In their school duties.
Now, therefore, be it resolved, that
the nrlnclpal of the school be, and ho
48 hereby authorized to provide
proper means for these negro and
mixed blood children, hv renting a
separate room where said children
can be taught and that a suitable
teacher be employed for their in
struction; and do nil things in ac
cordance with this resolution as he
may see fit, to seo that equal prlvll-
MAN TO CONFESSION
Spokane, Oct. 15. "My name
Is William Albert Davis of St.
Anthony, Idaho. I murdered
John Lockman at Wenatchee,
October 1, and It has almost
driven me crazy." This Is the
substance of a message on a
card found In a towel rack In a
local saloon today. Davis Is
not known here. John Lock
man ,a hoy of about 17 years,
ran away from Marcus, Wash
ington, a few weeks ago and It
was not known where he went.
The police nro inclined to be
Hovo the card tells the truth.
eges are provided for said negro and
mlxfed blood children, as are now en
Joyed by the white children of this
SUITS WILL COME
ON FRIDAY'S PLANT
Business Men Subscribe Liberally to
Fund for High School Foot
Tho High School Football team
are practicing several times daily for
their game on Sunday with the North
Bend high school. The team is
rounding Into shape, and although
there has been no real rough and
ready practice, tho boys hope to be
In condition by Saturday. It is
noticeable that the training might be
more strict, for the cigarette and the
cigar plays quite an Important part
with the boys when out of sight of
The suits consisting of sweaters,
pants, stockings and shin guards,
have been ordered from San Fran
cisco and are expected on the Plant
which will reach Coos Bay on Thurs
day. The other goods like shoes,
pads and nose and head guards, will
bQ furnished by the local dealers.
A subscription list circulated
among the business men, met witii
pleasing approval and totaled $110,
Pioneer Grocery r'nn
A. O. Rogers ?"
Albert Matson. . .
J. W. Bennett. . .
XII Kill I .. ....
J. W. Tlbbetts "
Seymour H. Bell . . .
Sa'nitary Market.. .., jjO
E. L. C. Farrin "
Brown Drugstore "
C. F. McCollum -
Lockhart & Parsons
George Erickson ?"
m T-. Ta A ..Mm, l.OU
Mnpuiinn A.viinifsn IO
Gould & Herron
Gulovson Bros. .
W. R. Haines. .
Pettyjohn & Nichols lj
-. Jl i.n.i.i O Aft
O. L. Hopson
C. M. HImebaugh ""
C. S. Dodge
McNeil & Ferguson
t HI tllnlro "
J. iVl. U.UH ,
t r cilnnntrfln .5.UU
L. A. Liljcqvist ""
Frank Denning -"
R. Booth I'
J. E. Oren -""
Jas H. Flanagan -
Norton & Hanson ?"
I. S. Kaufman & Co "
Cooa Bay Cash Store. !
Dr. E. B. Schoonmaker i-
W. U. Douglas J-
juuu t-icuoo 2 50
Blanco Hotel n
Tower & Son Gunnery
Merchant Bros "-"0
E. E. Straw "
Java Coffee House t'VL
Mrs. L. F. O'Kelley
A. B. Daly 1,00
W. McFarland t'VL
C. E. Nicholson f'""
H. S. Tower "
W. B. Curtis !""
W. A. Toye HI
E. Mingus , :rnft
F. S. Lamberton
James Baines J'JjJ
H. Larsen . . .
Bob's Billiard Parlor f-"
George Baines ""
T- T. Avorv "
Davis & Davis.
Completed Cut at Summit.
D. W. Small, who has been en
gaged at Summit for several months
in mnklnir a cut for tho railroad
company, finished the work on Mon
day and is moving his outfit to Plat
B whore ho Intends to spend tho
remainder of tho Beason in grading
his lots on Exchange street. Mr.
Small said he found tho work at
Summit more difficult than he had
figured, yet he made a reasonable
profit, though handicapped by scar
city of labor and teams.
It Pays To Advertise,
Ask Gulovson brothers if it pays
to advertise. Since their announce
ment In the Times of their closing
out sale, their business has been so
great they aro obliged to close the
store part of the forenoon in order
to give them time to make deliveries.
CITY IS TORN
Powder Works Explosion Dev
astates Town of Fontanet,
SHOCK FELT FOR 200 MILES
Out of 1,000 Population 50 Are
Killed nnd OOO More or Less
Are Injured. '
Fontanet, Ind. Oct. 15. By the
explosion of giant powder wonts to
day, between 25 and 50 persons were
killed, 600 Injured and Fontanet, a
city of 1,000 people, wiped out.
Where stood a thriving town this
morning, tonight there Is ruin and
scattered wreckage. The dead and
injured have been taken away. Five
hundred inhabitants, all more or less
wounded, remain to gather the
scattered household goods and sleep,
under tents guarded by soldiers of
the state. Without warning, the
powder mill blew up at 9:15 this
morning. They employed 80 men,
and of these, 75 were at work when
the first explosion occurred In the
press mill. In quick succession, the
glazing mill, two coring mills and
the powder magazine blew up, fol
lowed by the cap mill. In the maga
zine, situated several hundred yards
from the mill were stored 4,000 kegs
of powder. The concussion, when it
blew up, was felt 200 miles away.
Every house in this town was shat
tered. Farm houses two miles away
and school houses at various dist
ances were torn to pieces and their
occupants Injured. Indianapolis and
even Cincinnati felt the shock. A
passenger train on the Big Four,
four miles away, had every coach
window broken and several passen
gers were Injured by flying glass.
SAW SEVEN BEARS
IN ONE BUNCH
W. R. Hamilton ('Encountered Bears
By the WhokfUile at Summit
Were in Huckleberry Putch.
Mr. D. W. Small, who came in yes
terday from Summit, tells the prize
bear story of the season and if any
one has a better one the Times
woud like to hear about it, together
with the circumstances. Mr. Small
had a grading outfit at Summit, ana
among his employes was W. B.
Hamilton, a man of truth and vera
city. On Monday, Mr. Hamilton was
going through the woods about 300
yards from tno scene 01 b"""1
nriinn lm fnmo niion a flock or herd
of bears, as the reader chooses, and
thought he had found an escaneu
menagerie. There were seven bears
in sight at one time, and Mr. Hamil
ton did not know how many more
there were, as the bears were to the
windward and scented him before he
could take In the whole situation.
There was one old bear, four year
lings and four cubs. One of the
cubs, in running away, fell across
a fallen tree and was stuck for a
time. Mr. Hamilton might have
captured him, but he was not quite
certain how he would have fared
In such a bunch had he attempted to
gobble the little fellow and take
him away. Tho bears were in a
huckleberry patch when Mr. Hamil
ton came across them, but they soon
made themselves scarce.
OPEN MACHINE SHOP
Wilkes Cavanaugh is erecting a
building for a machine shop on the
water front belonging to wasters
MT.nln on south Broadway. Mr.
Cavanaugh was seen yesterday by
a Times representative and said he
hoped to be ready for business early
In November. Ho will do general
boat repairing, blacksmith work and
other work which comes in that line.
The building is 26x40 feet and will
give plenty of room for the work.
He has room for a fine slip and will
have this planned In the latest con
venient style. The machinery will
be purchased of A. B. Daly, who can
deliver it from Portland on shoort
notice. Mr. Cavanaugh says It Is
possible he will have an associate in
the business, but ho Is not yet cer
tain. Sold Interest In Newspaper.
W. II. P. McDonald, who last week
sold out his interest in tho Albany
Daily Herald, Is on Coos Bay for
tho present. Mr. McDonald says
things are too slow ior mm in Al
bany, and so he camo to a placo
where things are moving.
Injured by Cable.
William Allen, who was working
on the Eaglo Point boom, got his
hand mixed un in a cable yesterday
and lost the first Joint of his index
flnner. Ho was brought to tho city
and Dr. McCormae dressed tho in
jury. Judge Refused Motion.
Decatur, Oct. 15. Judge Cochran
overruled tho motion of tho" defonso
in tho Magill murdor trial to in
struct tho Jury to return n verdict of
not guilty. Tho judge said it was
against his policy to take a felony
caBe from tho jury.
The 286,731 Shares of Illinois
Central Stock Will Not
Count for Harriman.
JUDGE MODIFIED ORDER
Both Sides Claim Victory, hut Fisfi
Seems Clearly Possessed
Chicago, Oct. 15. E. H. Harriman
was today deprived of the voting
power of 286,731 shares of Illinois
Central stock in the annual meeting
of that ratlroad to be held tomor
row. Tho order of the court was
practically Identical with tho modi
fication asked for by tho attorneys of
Harriman. Both sides claim a vic
tory, Fish because tho enjoined
shares will not be effective at the
election, and Harriman because his
modification was secured. The
shares of stock ruled out are those
held by tho Union Pacific railroad,
the Railroad Securities company of
New Jersey and the Mutual Life In
surance company, against which a
temnorary Injunction was yesterday
Issued by Judge Ball. The court to
day modified the order permitting
the shares to be voted on condition
that if any one of these shares should
have a decisive effect on anv vote
taken, the entire voto is to be null
ami void. In other words, Fish is
civen by the court a handicap
0731 vo es and in order to defeat ,
fm,7on aVny motion or resolution.!
V?" "" VT f".on,a rt
ii .."" Z ' - : ;; i,v
286,871 votes more than aro cast by
Fish and his followers.
Proxies llailly MIol.
Attorney Herrick, in speaking for
the modification of the order, savs
that Harriman held tho proxies for
500,000 shares in addition to other
stockholders holding 90,000 who
would voto with Harriman. This In
cluded the 286,731 shares enlolned
yesterday, leaving tho claim of the
Harriman people that their voting
strength is 30S.OOO in round num
bers. As the matter stands tonight,
both sides are claiming victory. Both
are of the opinion thev hold tne
greater number of proxies but tho
facts In this connection cannot he
guessed with any accuracy. It is ad
mitted hv attorneys on both sides
that many stockholders have issued
duplicate and even triplicate proxies
nnd as the nroxy of latest date Is ef
fective, neither side Knows exacuv
where it stands. Harriman nrrived
hero today hut did not attend the
court proceedings. Fish was in court
FIVF DOLLAR BILL
IS STILL MISSING
About that five dollar bill that
Mr. Cameron, the advertising man
for the Times, lost last week, there
is still a mystery or a problom un
solved. It is true he lost the V all
light, but where or how is another
proposition. Recent developments
have led him to believe that there Is
a microbe in the air working along
tho mysterious or "presto presto
change" lino. Either that or some
one is carrying a powerful rabbit
foot. His opinion Is that the $5
Is on the hunt for three twenties
that Charllo Kronholm lost last
week. Charlie very carefully placed
three $20 gold certificates in an en
velope In his Inside pocket that Is,
he thinks he did. Tho five and the
sixty are gone, that is sure, but wno
has the money is what Kronholm and
Cameron wants to know. Is It the
man with the rabbit foot?
Ota top of all this misfortune along
pnmpa n mnn from Portland claim
ing that Cameron had sold him some
lots while In Portianu. mui ,
claimed this to some of Cameron s
frlnn.lo onrl wlTltfd tO 6e0 tllOSO lOtS
awful quick, as if he thought they
were going out on me huai. w".
The gentleman introduced himself as
a Dr. Patton, and had made arrange
ments with Cameron's frlonos to uu
Uver the lots Monday evening at
about 7 p. m. Tho Dr. failed to
appear and Cameron is worrying if
he will have to refund tho noney on
lots he never sold, or whether the
lots have doubled In price, and tho
Dr. wants to make a donation.
These aro a few of the woes of
the advertising man.
A Flood of Post CartlH.
Some of the stores around town
Hiinir thov are well supplied with
all varieties of post cards, but it is
a good hot Tom Harvoy has them all
beat a block. If all his friends who
have sent regards in tho way of post
cards were to movo to Marshfleld
it would about doublo tho population
of tho bay. It will require sovorai
albums to hold them now. There Is
a pretty strong suspicion out that Mr.
and Mrs. Harvey aro a very popular
iii til n Flvo Dollnr Fine.
rranK uaruer, wno uecumu um my
Monday night and was taken into
custody, was boforo Jtidgo Upton
vesterdav and on conviction of
Frank Garber, who becamo unruly
drunkenness, was fined, five dollars
Denver, Oct. 15. In a state
ment to the public, Issued to
day, Vice President Schlacks, of
the Denver & Rio Grande, gives
the reasons for the company's
refusal to re-lnstnte Operator
Skeggs as demanded by tho Or
der of Railway Telegraphers.
Skeggs,,was discharged Septem
ber 2J.'for refusal to test the
Western Union wires at Grand
Junction, Colo. Schlacks says
8Kegga' action was In violation
of the railroad company's ob
ligations to tho Western Union.
NEW CHANNEL WILL
OPEN NEW COUNTRY
Proposed Chniuiel nt North Inlet
AV&ild Make Wonderful Change
Mention was made in yesterday's
paper about a dredging proposition
on North Inlet. Further investiga
tion into the matter develops more
extended notice Is due to tho Import
ance of the enterprise.
People on the bay frequently com
plain of the difficulties hero In get
ting what they want in the way of
building material delivered and then
having the building constructed.
Mr. John Bear, one of the pldn
eers of Coos Bay, who owns a fine
ranch up North Inlet, the end of the
proposed canal, can tell you of a
harder struggle to get a' house. He
determined last spring to build a
good house on his place, bought tho
lumber and engaged for transporting
the material. One week's hard work
showed a result of 700 feet on tho
ground. He gave It up, and who
Few people on the bay, oven the
old residents, appreciate tho value of
North Inlet and Ten Mile coun
to the bay It is not exaggera-
"on to say that it is the garden spot
of Coos county.
Tho beautiful, rich and prolific
Coquillc valley is not the superior to
that country. Few of our readers
know that all that section of the
country is a series of good bottom
rior on earth.
In 1867 a forest firo burned over
all that section. Today that same
land Is covered with a truly wonder
ful growth of fir and alder, showing
a remarkably strong and deep soil.
That wonderful growth of verdifro
seems nn awful thing to tho novice,
but to a man who has had experience,
in clearing such land 'It Is simple,
easy and comparatively Inexpensive.
It will ho cleared as If by magic and
supplying tho people of tho bay with
all tho vegetables, fruit, chickens,
eggs and dairy products they can
use and some for shipment at a truly
insignificant cost, if thoy will use a
little foresight and thought.
What Is needed to work all this
wonderful change? Nothing. That
is nothing but good transportation.
How much will It cost? Fivo thou
sand dollars' is the estimate to
extend the dredging to Bear's Land
ing. And $2,100 of that amount has
been raised by John Bear and a very
few others. Tho county should help,
Marshfleld should help, North Bend
should do her share and everybody
Because tho result will bo the
opening up of a vast field of acres
that will produce lust what tho
market on tho bay demands. Along
that canal would be opened up the
finest cranberry proposition known.
It is speaking advisedly when it Is
said that it is the best cranberry land
The county can well afford to help
this matter along. For every dollar
she puts Into this project sho will got
ten hack. Is not that a good invest
ment? It shortens tho dlstanco to
Ten Mile over three miles and re
duces tho elevation 225 feet. As a
summer resort, or as a productive
proposition, Ten Mile has no supe
rior, and tho closer you bring it to
Coos Bay tho better Coos Bay and
the county aro off.
RETURNS TO COOS BAY
AFTER YEAR'S ABSENCE
J. M. Kent, who returned to Coos
Bay this week, has been in Gold
field a great sharo of the time since
ho left hero last October with Wm.
Lancaster and L. M. Welch. Mr.
Kent says that tho opportunities in
Goldfield were numerous, but ho was
too slow when it camo to real estate.
Ho cited Instances of where a year
ago, lots sold for $3,000 thoy sold
for $35,000 a short time befor0 ho
loft there. Goldfield has grown
from a placo of 7,000 in last fall to
20,000 nt this time. Things nro a
llttlo slow Just at present, hut thero
has been great nctlvlty In renl es
tate. Mr. Welch Is located in uoui
field. doing a hrokerago business,
and Mr. Lancastor is at Yearlngton.
Mr. Kent has traveled in Mexico,
and tho southern states since leav
ing here. Ho will remain hero for
a timo, and then visit eastern Ore
gon, likely coming back to Cooa Bay
Mob Pursues RnvKhrr.
Grand Island, Nobr., Oct. lfi. An
armed mob is in closo pursuit of
Charles Foster, a Junk dealer, who
vnstnrdav evening assaulted tho 9-
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year-old daughter of Henry Busslor,
a farmer. Foster escaped from a
denutv sheriff last night near Cairo
and the mob at once took up 1110 pur
Believed Samuel Clarkson Was
in Conspiracy to Get Helen
SECURITIES ARE MISSING
Family Confident She Is Victim
Plot Couple met m
New York, Oct. 15. That Hole
Maloney Is tho victim of a carefullr
planned conspiracy is the belief now
hold by her closest friends. After
days of investigating, these person
are inclined to the opinion that in.
his campaign to induce her to leavo
her family, homo and friends with
him, Samuel Clarkson, tho young
Englishman with whom she diss
appeared, had the aid of othors de
sirous of sharing tho $5000,000 she
was known to have In her possession,
and as much more as tho family
might bo willing to give to Induce
him to drop out of her life.
This fund, In the form of negoti
able bonds and stocks of tho bCBt
market value, was given to Miss
Malonoy on her 21st birthday, a few
months ago, and by her was placet!
on deposit In a bank, which collected
th0 dividends and interests for her
account. Prior to her departure tho
bonds and stocks were taken up by
her and disappeared with her.
Easily Turned into Cash.
So far nothing has boon found to
indicate that the papers have been
turned Into money, but they are
easily transferable and might not
Bhov at tho trnsfer offices.. That
sho hed been given this amount of
securities was known to all her
friends, and it is ssald Clarkson.
learned of It in England soon after
ho mot her.
"As tho matter stands," said Wil
liam J. Fanning, counsel for Martin
Maloney, tho girl's father, "wo are
no nearer to finding tho girl than
wo were a fow days ago. Until she
Is found wo cannot decide what Is to
bo done. All we are trying to do Is
to find her and what her situation
Is. When Wo And what has hap
pened, then, wo can decide what to
"It Is not true that tho girl has
been heard from since her departure
from tho Waldrof. Andrew P. Ma
lonoy mny learnsomething in Mont
realjXir ho may go through to Quebec
to seo tho steamship oinces uuuui
tho couple, who left that port on the
Empress of Ireland."
ClaikHoii Looks Up tho Family.
In line with tho theory that others
wore Involved with Clarkson In his
plan to win tho nffections of tho
girl, It Is pointed out by her friends
that other than the woman who in
troduced him to Mrs. Maloney In
Paris, they had not a single friend
In common. Tho Philadelphia
woman, who Introduced him, know
llttlo of him other than she had met
him through a friend.
Further, it has beon pointed out
m,o ninriisnn knew n croat deal
about tho Maloney family and their
affairs for one who was a new ac
quaintance, Indicating that at least
ho had looked tho family up care
fully. Clarkson entertained exten
sively in London, Introducing many
of his friends, and gave tho lmprcs
cion of owning largo estates.
For Miss Maloney's acceptance ot
Clarkson as a suitor aftor her mar
riage to Osborn an explanation Is
mdao by Fanning. Ho points out
that the rules of the Roman Catholic
church do not consider marrlago by
a justice ot the peaco to ho valid
and that Helen being a catholic,
hold to this view.
"From what I know of Helen,'
said Mr. Fanning, "I am Inclined t
think sho took tho Mamaroneck
marriage as a Joko and In view of
her religious training not binding.
Adds Repairing Jack.
August Olson of Coaullle. formerly
of Wisconsin, has accepted a position
with O. O. Lund, tho narness mnn.
With the introduction of an entirely
now machine to this country nr.
Lund h"ope3 to bo able to meet the
demand, but is already lamenting
lack of room. It Is a coincidence that
has been remarked boforo no man
has started in business op Coos Bay
in the fast year, who has anywhere
near anticipated tho amour of busi
ness he would bo required 1 . rule.
Ono pieco of machinery he . .1 In
stalled called a repairing jack is
a decided novelty. No raster
which way you turn It, It ' s
rendy for buslncbs. Ekblnd &. n,
the bnrdwaro merchants, h "losed
out tholr harness buslno? Mr,
Rock for Gas Plant FmiMditlon.
Masters & McLaln yost id. y clo ofl
a contract with Seyniou. If. Bell
for furnishing rock for the I'oncroie
work ut tho gas plant at V t r for
tho Coos Bay Gas & Electric r n
pany. The work will require 'n the
neighborhood of 000 ya Is.
Plant Will Arrlvo Tliurwl'iy.
F. S. Dow has receive 1 wor I from
San Francisco that tho Pirn' sailed
yestorday afternoon nrl wll rear
here Thursday Sho wl'i 1"ve on th
return trip tho followl r day