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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MABSHFIELD, OREGON, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 21, 190L
Coos Bay Times
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MartMitld ... Oregon
Mr. James J. Hill recently deliv
ered an address on the railroad sit
uation in tho United States, which
contains much food for thought.
Similar ideas have been expressed
before by men of lesser power and
;wealth, and also by Mr. Hill on other
occasions, but tho conitlons now pres
ent render his views, whether right
or wrong, opportune. The country
lias been acting quite vigorously and
Bwiftly for seven years and it is
about ready to do a little thinking.
Men of Mr. Hill's stamp generally
proceed on the theory that tho pub
lic can do little unless It has a mas
ter. That is tho industrial theory.
In movements which involve ener
gies outside of the purely industrial
leaders are tho rule. Hence it Is
that tho advice which the world lis
tens to comes from some private ac
cumulation of wealth, who is intent
more on keeping what he has than
on solving industrial problems on
the side of humanity. Throughout
Mr. Hill's story and instructive ad
dress, there seems to be one persist
ent retrain, which, if translated,
Would mean: "The railroads are
not equal to the development of busi
ness in America and it will take five
and one-half billion dollars to be ex
ponded in the next five years to make
them so. Tho attempt to regulato
them and criticism of their assuroed
dishonesty has spoiled their credit
and they can not raise money. It
may tuke half a generation to restore
their credit so they can go on. In
no event can this be done except by
conceding to the masters all they
It Is not certain that Mr. Hill is not
right In his judgment of human na
ture. He has no confidence in tho
government doing anything of value.
He prohahly considers that it would
be an impertinenco on the part of
the government to do anything to
help out tho railroads, unless, per
force, It turned overything over to
the railroad companies. No railroad
magnato would over favor the build
ing of a railroad for leasing purposes
by a state and if a state should un
dertake anything of that sort Mr.
Harriman and all the gentlemou who
have been ready to share in the
profits of wrecking a railroad or have
shown skill In watering stock, would
lidld up their hands in horror at tho
immoiality of such a plan. If, as Mr.
JI111 suggests, tho credit of tho rail
road financiers is so impaired, that
It may tnko half a generation to re
store it, why does not tho stato of
Orogon ignoro that weakened factor
in tho stato's development, and pro
coed to issuo bonds to construct a
railroad through Oregon's center?
IWhy not? Would it bo because Oro
gon could not place tho bonds?
Would It bo becauso Oregon could
not got money on tho bonds? Would
It bo becauso tho steel trust would
refuso to sell Orogon rails? Would
it bo becauso Orogon hasn't courago
onough to try? Or would It bo be
causo Oregon's nowspapor press Is
supplied with passes by railroads
companies within tho stato Hues?
If, as Mr. Hill says, tho credit of
tho railroads hns been Injured, pos
sibly wo would hotter not trust them
any more. It might not bo oxpectod
that n stnto railroad, to bo built find
leased, not oporated by tho stato,
would bo unnecessary and experi
mental In nlmost any other stato in
tho Union, but Oregon has suffered
so long and suffered so accutoly with
out railroads and has such vast re
sources and produces so abundantly,
that sho should lead tho van nnd
build n stato road. This is getting
evident from tho fact that tho rail
roads havo been giving us an object
lesson in showing us how we can bo
whipped whenever wo .whimper.
Independence of the AVest.
Tho New York Journal of Com
merce, an excellent authority on
market prices, but somewhat biased
in Its opinions regarding anything
that does not begin and end on Man
hattan Island, censures the west for
making demands on New York for
money which New York owes the
west. It seems to think we are very
"Inconsiderate" because "one United
States senator from tho distant state
of Idaho has called upon tho gov
ernment to coerco tho National
banks of Now York Into yielding up
reserves to the needy banks of the
west." Tho language in which this
statement is made reflects the pro
vincialism of tho viewpoint from
which New York regards these mat
ters. If New York owes the west
money (which it does not deny),
the "distance" from Wall Street to
Idaho, Oregon or any other western
state now in position of a creditor
trying to collect from a debtor who
has used his money for gambling has
nothing to do with the case. Tho
Journal of Commerce chides the
west for a lack of independence of
Wall Street. It says we took a
"blithe and shortsighted view of a
serious situation" when asserted that
"the west could move its own crops
and take care of its own banking
facilities If It became necessary."
And yet that is exactly what the
west could have done had it not
been deceived into believing that
New York would pay its just debts
without tho necessity of "coercion"
on part of the government. Tho
western banks have for years kept
large balances in New York because
they supposed they were safe. We
knew that New York contained the
greatest gambling joint in the world,
and know that some of its great men
of alleged respectability and com
mercial standing were engaging in
this gambling. The west was in ig
norance, however, of the fact that
the laxity of New York's code of
business morals had become such
that Wall Street found it Impossible
to distinguish between legitimate
business and gambling.
New York, being the greatest of
fender in bringing on this stringen
cy, will, of course, suffer accordingly,
and, pending its recovery from the
drastic penalty which it brought
down on Its. own head, It 111 becomes
New York newspapers to make any
reflection on the attitude of the rest
of the country toward its most in
iquitous and also its most provincial
city. Tho west will always do busi
ness with New York, and our banks
will always have reserves in that
city, but in tho future they will be
of such moderate proportions that
the wheels of trade in "the distant
state of Idaho" and other parts of
tho country will not bo blocked simp
ly because a lot of Wall Street gam
biers overplayed their hands.
M. F. PLANT
Plant sails from Mnrshflcld Saturday
No rescrvntio n will bo held after tho arrival of
ship unless ticket is bought.
RS DOW Agent
MARSHFIELD, : : : " : OREGON
Portland & Goos Bay S S Line
Sails from Portland Wednesday at 8 p. m.
Sails from Coos Bay Saturdays at Service of Tide.
C. F. McColIum, Agt.
Phone Main 34 - - - - A. St. Dock
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.
California and Oregon Coast Steamship Company.
B. V. OLSON, Master.
SAILS FROM PORTLAND SATURDAYS, 8 P. M.
SAILS FROM COOS BAY TUESDAYS, AT SERVICE OF TIDE.
F. P. Baumgartner, Agt. L W, Bliaw, Agt.
Couch St. Dock, Poitland, Ore, MarshQeld, Ore., Phono 441.
Coal s Wood
.. FROM ..
I JOHN ARLANDSON.
U one nJ
McPherson Ginser Co.
Wholesale liquor dealera
Cigars and saloon uup-plies.
California Wines a Specialty
Front St., Marshfiold
For convenience of Call pa
trons tho Laundry ofllco will
he open Saturday evenings until
Phono 571 today. Our wagon
will call. '
COOS BAY STEAM LAUNDRY
Mnrshfield and North Bend.
WE MAKE GAS ENGINES AND BOATS
Speed Launches and Engine! a Specially
All Classes of Boat and Engine Repairing Promptly Attended to
Shops in the North Bend Woolen Mills North Bend, Oregon
H. R. BEVIER, Mechanical Engineer C. H. ALLGEN, Boat Builder.
Everything BIcctrieal at
Tho Pacific Lumher company, own
er of an Immense redwood timber
tract through which -the line was to
run for seven miles, had a large force
of ax-men and loggers at work clear
ing the timber to a width of 100 feet
for the railroad right-of-way, and the
railroad had a small gang of men
operating a steam shovel and pre
paring for tho commencement of
work upon tho tunnel which it was
planned to dig steadily through the
rainy season. Now both tho logging
gang and tho railroad operatives
havo stopped work. Tho impression
seems to be that tho delay will con
tinue perhaps up to tho tlmo of the
next presidential election.
Times Want Ads Bring Results.
Our now 19 07 copyrighted
"Duslness Course" with books,
llfo scholarship, work criticised
and returned. Complete ?8.
E. E. Harris, Agt.
Phono 21 G. AV. Crnln, Trln.
The C. B., R. & E. R. R.
and Navigation Co.
THE C. ., R. & E. R. R. & N. CO.
Subject to change without notice.
Oregon Electrical Supply Co.
Kerr O' Cornell Blk.
COOS BAY ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Student may graduate in Voice, Plama or Pipe Organ. Rapid and
thorough method for beginners. Classes la Harmony, Counterpoint, etc,
vocal sight reading and piano tnsemble. Blngors coached In oratorio,
opera, or conoart work by the Alrettor.
ELMER A. TODD. O'Connell Bldg., Marshfield
riate-glnss Floor Cases
any sliapc, any style made
to order by tho Lutko
THE MODERN COMPANY
Odd Fellows' Building, Mnrshfield
Trains to and from Beaver Hill dally.
W. P. Miller, Agent.
Bank of Oregon
Capital Stock fully paid up
Transact a General Banking
Cook with Gas
Electric Power and Flatirons
liie Coos Bay Gas
3& Electric Co.
I AH Parts of the World
We use the necessary
P facilities for sending
I money to all parts of
H the world, and without
danger or loss. .. .
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OP
COOS BAY, Marshfield, Ore.
ON THE BAY.
Half Hour Schedule.
Rui? Between Mnrshfield -aid North
Bend Made In 12 Minutes.
Fare: Oneway, 15c; ronia trip, S5t'.
J. A. O'KELLY, Proprietor.
CAB CALL SERVICE
AT ANY HOUR
GOOD HEARSE and VEHICLES.
UEISNER, MILLER & CO.
Livery, Feed nnd Sale Stablo
Third and A Sts. Phono, 1201
Two Changes This Week.
Monday and Thursday
Performances 7:30 and 9 p. m. Matku Saturday 3:30.
Admission Ten Cents.
Always has on hand
a good stock of cfi
AT PRICES THE CHEAPEST
All Kinds of
Groceries and Clothing
Wet Your NVhlstleTlien Blow'
J. R. HERRON, Prop.
Proat StctU. t t MartfaflcU. Ortsoa
DB. J. AV. INGRAM
Physician and Surgeon.
Office over Sengstakon's Drug stor
Phones Office 1621; Residence 78j
Br. A. L. Housoworth,
Physician nnd Surgeon.
OKico over First National ' Ban
Residence, two hlocks north ot
Crystal Theater. Office Ph0n
J. W. BENNETT,
Office over Flanagan & Bennett
Francis II. Clarke .Tncoh M. BLike
Lawrence A. Liljeqvlst
CLARKE, BLAKE & LILJEQVIST,
Times Building, MarshQeld, Ore.
United States Commissioner's Office.
C. F. McKNIGnT,
Attorney at Law.
Upstairs, Bennett & Wale Block
Marshfiold, - - Oregon
COKE & COICE,
Attorneys at Law.
A. B. Eddy
Modern cottages a spocialty. Office
opposite Bianco Hotel, Over Tele
MB. ALBERT ABEL,
Contractor lor Teaming ot all klnde.
L. J. POST,
Contractor nnd Builder
IS Years' Experience
Has taught us a Motto, "Take ur
Timo and do Our Work Right."
Prices Consistent with Best Work
By J. F. O'REILLY,
Address Box 210, Mnrshfield.
M. P. Pendergrass, Master
and 10:30 a. m., 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.
Makes daily trips except Sun
days. Fare: One way, 15
cents; round trip, 25 cents.
Leaves Marshfield 7:30. 9:00,
Coos Bay Storage
and Transfer Co.
H. O. Brcckcnridge,
O. H. Walters.
All kinds of Transferlng and Job
hing. Prices reasonable and
Goods handled with care.
Flanagan & Bennett Bank
Capital Bubscribed 150,000
Capital raid Up JJO.OM
Undivided Fronts J35.000
Does a cenoral banking business and "
ou the Bank ol California. Ban Francwc
Calif., First National Bank Portland Or., "
National Bank. Roseburg, Or., H""10..,
tional Bank, New York, N. M. KotncnlM
Bon, London, England. .
Also sell change on nearly all the print"1
cities of Europe. llt
Accounts kept subject to check, ' f J0.,
lock boxes for rent a 6 cents a monw
5. a year. -Cir
INTEREST PAID ON TIMEDEPOSITa
The only practical Gunshop
on tho Bay,
Sewing Machines and Bicy
cles Repaired end Cleaned.
Locksmithing and General
No. Front St.
Steam Dye Works
C Street .,
CI tnwfl or lyed
II North BM. Oregon 1
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