!$ tssr difett-i-t ZiSJK i MEMtfrfil OP ASSOCIATE!) PRESS VOL li. MARSHFIELD, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1907. No. 105. WEDNBDAY roiTION Ma ZrSmJl f2ir H IwYh fir h h humph A NHNut Legal Instruments- Cannot be Executed and Much Business Is Abandoned. NO MARRIAGE LICENSES Two Oe.iiples Acidentully Clot Aivay With Papers, but They Arc Valueless. The continuous holiday which Gov ernor Chamberlain Is sustaining Is going to get business matters throughout the stato badly jumbled. It will not be the Governor's fault entirely, for (business men should know what sort of business can be done on holidays and what, cannot. But thriv are those who do not give proper r cognition to the importance of obfaorviLg the hoi. days, so long as they last, and these will tind In the fLia. , tiH.nung that they luivo bcjn duins t'a-nt, thoy Uiouid havj held oft i.DlU lU'3 gala season was past. For instance: deeds are being exe cuted and property is changing hands, which, according to well posted lawyers, will all have to be done over again. An aoKnowledg ment, it1 Is said, Is without effect which is taken on a holiday. The Counfy Clerk, Mr. James Watson, is not recording deeds and other in struments which are issued and exe cuted during the present succession of holidays. He holds they are with out standing, and, therefore, not worth the paper they are written on. This is the serious and more sober side of tho difficulty. But there is another side which, though as exas perating, Is not so 'important. Just at this time there seems to be more than the usual number of swains and maidens who would join lives and fortunes in Coos Coimty, and they are applying every day for tho County Clem's permission to become mated. But Mr. Watson meets them all with the same statement that he can do nothing for them, and politely asks them to come back after the holi days. It is pretty difficult, the County Clerk finds, to satisfy such persons that the Governor's procla mation interferes with their plans, for thoy are mostly In earnest, and do not caro to wait. But they do not get tho license and so leave tho of fice disappointed, but not without hope that the financial atmosphere will soon clear and the Governor will not find It necessary to keep up tho everlasting and bothersome holidays. According to Judge Hall, who re turned yesterday from Coquille, two couple got away safe and clear with marriage licenses on Monday before the clerk was advised of the day be ing like others which had passed dur ing the week then gone by. The Judge did not explain whether Mr. Watson had detectives out to corral the happy quartette, but it is very likely ho has strings out for the re turn of the illegal instruments. Ono man from North Bend applied for a marriage license on Monday and was refused. He did not ask any ques tions, but the next day he came back and presented himself and tho choice of his affections, thinking probably, that tho clerk wanted full' evidence. Out ho met with another refusal, and though their disappointment seemed sore, they Bald they presumed there was no other way out of it except to wait or go to some state where holi days are not so numerous and per sistent. A man came into a local attorney's office the other day and wanted the attorney to make out garnishment Papers immediately for the wages of a man who .was Indebted to him. He was informed that legal action could not bo taken until the holidays were over. He then explained that the wages would bo paid over to tho man that day at three o'clock, and he would lose his money unless ho could set quick actiin. The attorney in formed him that that made no differ ence in the status of the matter, and and so it is presumed the man lost the bill, unless tho debtor came through without legal process. A large number of nfen appeared before the Board of Equalization last week to enter protests against as sessments, but all the satisfaction they received was a polite hearing, O fc .) O o ; i" c o o - o ACQUIRES RAILROAD New York, Nov. 5. The United Statea Steel corporation has cecured controlling interest in the Tenneseo Coal, Iron and Railroad company. The deal was concluded today and was traceable to conferences held at the hone of J. P. Morgan Saturday and yesterday. It is understood tho price is a little abovo $85 a share. The sale will do much to relieve the pres- ent financial stringency as large blocks of Tonnesee were held O as collatorc I by the local banks. and when things are different tho court will pass on the several objec tions. LADIES' NIGHT AT THE N. B. CuK.,(':c ...i.'.l Secretary F. H. Uriguasi, of t"n 'orth Bend Commercial Club, has lb .tied the loilo ii".g notice to t:i niembei-3 of' the club: "The board of trustees of tho North Bend Commercial Club have requested me to inform the member that the club rooms will he open l'o. their wives and lady friends of the members on the afternoons and evi nings of , tho flr3t and third Wednes days of each month, commencing o" Wednesday, the Gth of November. Upon thebe occasions the character of the cnterlainnmi.t to be under the di rection of tho ladles." Arrangements have been made for transporting the contingent of Marsh field ladies to the first night on the Fiyer which will leave Marshfield at 7:45 this evening. There will be a program consisting of music by W. 11. Hnines and solos by Marshfield lent. The ladies' nights last sea son were gretuiy enjojed by the women who attended them, and the plan Is to make the evenings on which they have charge this year even more pleasant. iGTEMS HEARD BY EQUALIZA-itv. The board of equilization set last week in Coquille, but no decisions were rendered owing to the holiday proclamation. Protestants were listened to and allowed to file their objections or argue the matters, as they chose. Among those who were before the board, which consists of Judge John Hall, County Clerk James Watson and Assessor T. G. Thrift, were: The Southern Oregon company filed objections to its assessment on lands south of- Empire, on the pen insula. Tho Southern Pacific filed objec tions to its entire assessment In the county. Attorney Hammond, of Co quille, handled the railroad's protest. C. A. Smith company objected to its assessment on lands In Townships 30, 31, 32, ronges 9 and 10 west, at the headwaters of the south lurk of the Coquille. Pillsbury and Harlan filed objec tions to lands in the same district as that objected to by the Smith com pany. The Flanagan & Bennett bank was represented by B. Swanton in an ob jection which was adjusted. The Bank of Oregon, was repre sonted by W. U. Douglas. Several other parties came before the board on the assessment of lots in the vicinity of North Bend. 1800 Hunting Licenses Issued. Cal Wright, deputy game warden, informed The Times that thero have been 1800 hunting licenses Issued In Coos County this season. He com pares this showing with what has been issued in Multnomah and thinks It pretty large for the little county away to tho Isolated part of tho stato. Air. Wright says he does not think there are any persons hunting in tho county without licenses. Tho num ber issued in Multnomah Is 4CG2. Returns From Germany. Mr. T. Pothoff, who has been visiting on tho Rhino in Germany, slnco leaving here about two months ago, Is back on the bay again and Is contemplating on getting Into business, but not In the bakery lino. Ho thinks ho would like to live In Germany If he had money enough, as tho people are very sociable and tako life easy. They don't have that American stylo of going after the almighty dollar, As he did not have money enough he concluded ho would get into the game here again, where you can make money. SOME QUESTION AS TO SCHOOL ELECTION Thero is little doubt that the school election called for Thursday evening will not be legal If It comes off and the day Is proclamed by the governor as a holiday. Word received from Salem yesterday was to the effect that the governor would continue is suing proclamations . daily for a number of days, which means, of course, the present situation Is going to extend beyond Thursday. There Is a question, however, which may give It legal standing; the fact that the election was called in good faith before thero was any thought of a festal season, and thi3 might be held as having prior rights to the procla mations. The question is one on which every Marshfield citizen should vote, and the Times will give the situation further elucidation tomorrow morn ing. Following Is the call as issued by the board of directors: Seven and a Half Million Arrive on German Liner Mauretania. MORE DUE IMMEDIATE European Discount Steadily Increas ing Portland Arranges for More of the Necessary. New York, Nov. 5. Arrival of tho first treasure ship, laden with gold for the relief of the present stringen cy, was a feature of the financial sit uation today. The Kronz Prlnzessin Cecilie arrived about 10 o'clock this morning, and shortly afterward was unloading $7,100,000 of yellow metal which will go to strengthen New York bank reserves. The Lusltanla will follow closely with $10,000,000, and $14,000,000 more will follow within the next few days. Tho action of the Bank of France today, in buy ing $3,000,000 In sterling bills on London, is taken as indication that French financiers are not only able but willing to help London, and thus Indirectly help America. It is hoped this action will deter the Bank of England from raising Its discount rate to 7 per cent. At a meeting of the directors on Thursday and the Imperial German Bank from raising its rate from G 1-2 to 7 1-2 per cent. The presence of Secretary Cortelyou in New York this afternoon served to give opportunity for a conference with bankers. The bankers who saw Cortelyou aro convinced thero is no intention of President Roosevelt to call an extra session of Congress to pass financial remedy legislation, and it is understood the Administration feels the situation should settle down to a basis where proper Judgment can be formed on various proposed changes in the monetary laws. It was further understood that the Ad ministration has not definitely shaped its planB of financial legisla tion which it may desire to have con sidered at the coming session of Con gress. Europe Had n Scare. New York, Nov. 5. George J. Gould, who returned from Europe today on tho steamor Kronz Prinzes sin Cecilie, discussed the Europ6an situation. Gould said American cred its are In a bad way abroad, the peo ple of Europe having received an awful scare, and being still nervous and afraid of our securities. He says their view is wrong, and our country is all right, our resources never Btronger; railroads never busier and industry everywhere humming. Asked as to his opinion of the cause of this uneasiness, Gould said It was the sentenco Imposed upon the, Stand ard Oil Company, which to tho peo ple of Europe look .like pqnflscatlon, Gould said the securities In this coun try are sound, and we are on the way to restore confidence. r hhh hall n mill M 10 iiflfi asinnjrn tut n rnTinii m MHriltfril inr r rl UN Special School Meeting. Notice is hereby given to tho legal voters of School District No. 9, of Coos County, Stato of Oregon, that a special school meeting of said Dist rict will be held at the public school house in said District on the 7th day of November, 1907, at 7:30 o'clock in the afternoon, for the following objects: First: To vote upon the question as to whether a district high school, with four years' course, shall bo es tablished in said district, also, whether or not the district shall pur chase a bull-ling site for another school building. Dated this ISth day of October, A. iD. 1907. Attest: John F. Hall, 'District Clerk. R. Williams Chair man Board of Directors. -' -Ti'.'T.ship Provf.!ls i; San Francisco Do;..... Ticket Successful. 3HNS3N BEATS BURTON ! Mnssachuesetts "Republican liy 75,- ())( Rhode Island Elects Demo cratic Governor New York, Nov. 5. Elections held throughout the country today passed off In comparative quiet. Returns from various states show the fol lowing results: Massachusetts re elects an entire Republican state ticket, headed by Governor Guild; Pennsylvania elects John O. Sheatz, Republican, head of ticket, for State Treasurer; New York State elects E. T. Bartlett and Wlllard Bartlett joint candidates of the Republican and Democratic tickets for Justices of Court of Appeals, over the candidates of tho Independence League (Hearst). New York City elects Tam many candidates by considerable ma jorities ' over the Independence League and Republican candidates. New jersey is claimed by both sides. The Maryland contest for Governor ship is In doubt, owing to lateness of the returns. The chairman of the Democratic state committee claims the stato by 12,000, while conserva tives place the figures at G000 to 8000. Good Government for San Francisco. San Francisco, Npv. G. At one o'clock this morning a total of the partial returns indicates the election of almost the entire good government city and county ticket, including may or, district attorney, board of super visors, city attorney, sheriff, coroner and police judges. Tho union labor may savo auditor and county clerk. On a basis of ten per cent of tho 273 precincts with tho mission district largely to be heard from Mayor Taylor's plurality over the Uii.m labor candidate P. McCarthy, sh mid approximate 9,000; District Attorney Langdon's plurality over M.i3om, tho Union labor nomlneo, 1S.00U; with Ryan tho republican canlula'o, '.hi'd ,n the mayoralty race. It i not likely that a full count of all tho preclnts which may not be completed until lato today will materially diaugo the apparant rMinr. Massachusetts Republican. Boston, Nov. 5. The Republicans won a sweeping victory In today's election, re-electing Governor Guild and all tho pther stato officers. Tho Republicans will have their usual ma jority In both branches of the Legis lature. Tonight indicated Guild's plurality at 75,000 or more. In Bos ton tho feature of the election waa tho contest for District Attorney, In wfijch John A. Dennlst DemocrAt, and Walter A. WelBter, Republican, op posed the cleptlon of John B. Moran, candidate of the Independencp League. Moran was re-elected by a large plurality. .UJl-trCtLlt.JUtiMMaillBWlIWlllll.ll IHJJlUt RECORDS EARTHQUAKE p Shide, Isle of Wight, Nov. 5 The observatory here record- ed an earthquake last night be- ginning at S:42 and ending at 9:16. The point of origin Is 5, GOO miles. Tho probable dls- turbance occurred In the Pa- cific ocean. Another slight dls- turbance was noted this after- noon. Editor Wins in Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Nov. 5. By a decisive plurality and possibly a clear ma jority over all competitors, Colonel Leopold Markbelt, the veteran Ger man editor and former United States minister to Bolivia, was elected may- jor of Cincinnati on tho republican ticket and according to early returns, he carried with him tho entire re publican ticket. The campaign has been an active one. Mayor Dempsey wa3 Markbeit's principal opponent. Pennsylvania for G. O. 1. Philadelphia, Nov. 5. John O. Sheatz, of Philadelphia, Republican, was elected treasurer over John G. Harmon, Democrat, In today's elec tion, by about 175,000 plurality. This was the only state officer voted for and a light vote was polled in nearly every county. Returns show largo Republican gains for treasurer all over the state as compared with the vote two years ago. For the first time since 1901 there was no double Republican ticket. New York, Nov. 5. Sufifclently complete returns tonight make It cer tain the ultimate result will show the Republican and Independence League fusion in New York County was de feated today by the straight Demo cratic ticket; that the 'independence League ticket for Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals was over whelmingly beaten by the identical tickets of Republicans and Demo crats, and that there will be a slight change in the makeup ef tho Assem bly. Early Count-Eavorod McCarthy. San Francisco, Nov. 5. At 9:25 tonight, 1200 votes had been counted. Of these, .Taylor had 134 votes nnd McCarthy 382, Ryan 212. Langdon for District Attorney, 7G8, McGowan 131. Democrat for Rhode Island Chair. Providence, Nov. 5. Indications aro that Governor James H. HIgglns, democrat, has been reelected by a slight gain over his vote at the last election. Rurtou Beaten by Johnson. Cleveland, Nov. 5. At republican headquarters, Secretary Rodwale has conceded the election of Mayor John- son. Got Minimum Fine. The suits for dumping sawdust in the Bay have all been settled with the exception of that against the Simpson Lumber Company. Tho North' Bend Manufacturing Company pleaded guilty and was fined tho minimum fine, $50. The Kruso & Banks Shipyard appeared, and also entered a plea of guilty. This com pany was fined tho same. It was learned that the case against tho Coos Bay Manufacturing Company was not sufficient on which to war rant prosecution, and it was dis missed. Tho Simpson case will bo called when the holidays are over. Phonograph Cfnccrt. Mrs. J. O'Kelly is planning another phonograph concert for Saturday night, at the Mnrshflelf boathouse. Tho concerts In tho past have been popular, and Mrs. O'Kelly will uso 50 records Saturday evening. Attendance1 Growing. Professor Golden was seen by a re porter yesterday just as he was going home, after having stood treat at tho Palm for tho High School football team, and said tho attondanco at tha school has reached 510. Body Has Not Been Found. 'No further news has been galnod respecting tho recovery of Jenson's body, which Is supposed to be at the botftun of South Inlet. The Boutin employes aro still searctosing the wator for It, however. Repaired Dock, Workmen hovo pmpletoii the ro paira tq tha North Bond dock, tho damage being caused by tho Plant giving It a hard bump laat Saturday on her way out. NEW Eill " USER SPEEDY Mauretania Beats Her Sister Ship Lusitania by a Good Margin. SPEED 25.05 KNOTS HOUR Builders Trials Show Marvelous Speed Attainments On Run From Tyno to Mersey. London, Nov. 5. While the Lusit ania was speeding eastward on the record-breaking trip, her sister ship, tho Mauretania, was making a leisurely jaunt around the coast of North Britain on her way from the Tyne, where she was built, whence she will sail on her maiden voyage some time in December. Some 500 persons had been in vited by tho builders of this, the greatest vessel in the world, to take part of .the inaugral voyage. It was not to bo expected that she would make a very phenomenal record, for she had been lying 12 months in the dirty waters of the Tyne, still, it wa3 supposed that she would reel off 24 knots just to show what she could do under favorable conditions. These hopes were doomed to dis appointment, for the highest speed that the Mauretania made be teween Tyne and the Mersey was 21 knots, and most of the trip was uado at a 'speed some knots less. The exact figures of the maximum speed ,made on her trial trip was less than 2G knots 25.95. Nearly Twenty-slv Knots. Mr. Rowan, a member of tho firm of Rowan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, who built the boat, sail that tho builders would be ampl satisfied If the ship fulfilled the ao. mlralty requirements of tho min imum average of speed in crossing tho Atlantic 24 knots. T'hat, of course, it is confidently expected she will do. Indeed, if she fails to lowor tho Lusltanln's pennant with in tho first month of her trans-Atlantic experience a bitter disap pointment will bo felt on the Tynq slde, where rivalry with tho Clyde built Lusitania is of the keenest de scription. Tho competition between Lucy and Mary, as tho seafarlnc popula tion of both districts havo be christe'ned the monster vessels, will be watched with deep interest every where. Though they are sister ships, built according to tho same general design, it is a well-known fact that two vessels may bo de signed and constructed nlongside of each other in the same yard and yet present very different results when In tho water. The Mauretania Is five inches deep er than the Lusitania and 15 feet longer. Another difference between the Mauretania and the Lusitania Is that In the former there Is a greater uso of high tinsel steel, the result of a reduction In weight and an Increased capacity In carry ing fuel and deadweight cargo. Th scheme of decoration lu the two ships is different. What makes the most appeal to tho averago laymtm is that In tho Mauretania ihc. vari ous woods used retain t'flelr natural color. Our trip round North Britain gave littlo or no opportunity to Jugde of tho seagoing qualities of the boat. Tho weather was perft nnd . thero was not wind enough to blow together tho volumes of smoko which poured out nf the grpt funnels, nnd which trailed! away in our wako In distant IIiicb Rolls in Atlantic Suvll. Even at her low speed' the vibra tion was marked, though (h nano meter Installed aboard rogfsthred what Is considered to be a vpbj slight vohratlon. When slu m. the Atlantic swell on tho north "usl of Scotland, tho Mnurotnnla rolled to such an oxtont that some of her fair passengers did not m.iko their appearances at dinner. Fiddles, however, were not necessary on tho tables, and, In fact, there waa no sea worth speaking about. In several respects tho vessel i not ready for service, and It Is question whether sho can bo got ready by November 1G, tho date fix ed for her to be turned over to tho Cunard company.