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THE COOS BAY TIMES, MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1907.
STAGE IS UPSET
Twelve Passengers Dumped In
in Surf and Have Narrow
Escape But All Are Rescued
Baggage ts Damaged By
Twelve passengers and a little boy
were dumped into tho Pacific ocean
from the Drain stage about half a
mile from the starting point at this
end of the beach this morning at sis
o'clock. Boyond a thorough, wetting
and a few bruises tho passengers
luckily escaped Injury, but the stage
was demolished and considerable
baggago was damaged by water and
Loaded down with passengers,
with tho top piled with baggago, tho
Btago was being driven rapidly along
tho beach by Dick Hall to make con
nections with tho boat on tho Ump
qua, for Gardner. In the thick dark
ness tho stago got In tho way of a
huge breaker which flooded tho
wheels three feet up from the sand.
"While the stago wub In this precari
ous condition a succession of im
mense waves bore down upon the
helpless vehicle and thoroughly
drenched tho entire outfit.
A huge log came In with one of the
breakers and smashed tho left side
of the stage and practically demol
ished it, scattering tho passengers
and baggage along the beach. With
ono or two exceptions every passen
ger lost a hat. The small child of
Mr. and Mrs. Thornton, who wore on
their way to Portland,. was drenched
so badly with water that It was near
ly half an hour before It recovered
Passengers Immediately set to
work gathering up the baggago and
piled it on the sand enbankment.
Even here, however, the waves
reached trunks and satchels and
scattered them along the beach for
many yards again. The horses of
the stago stood Arm through tho
siege, the stage was left to be picked
up later, and the passengers and
baggage were brought back to Jar
vals Landing and from that point to
Marshfleld by tho Reta. Tho passen
gers wero as follows:
J. G. Kllgren, of Portland; F.
Kaiser, of North Bend; Mr. and Mrs.
Thornton and child, of Portland;
S. Wltkowskl, of San Francisco; L.
H. Bell, of Marshfleld; Art Burke,
North Bend; E. McDanield, of Eu
gene; Charles Bay, of North Bend;
J. L. Bowman, of Portland; Mrs. N.
Noble, of Marshfleld, and Mrs.
George Nichols, of Salem.
Most of tho passengers will make
the attempt again tomorrow morning
at 5:30 o'clock, when tho stage
makeB Its next trip to Umpqua.
ST. MONICA'S TO
CATHOLICS TO SPEND $15,000 OK
Site Not Settled On Yet Trustees in
Charge- Are Selected At
It was decided to go ahead with
tho plans for a now church at a meet
ing of the men of St. Monica's yes
terday afternoon. The plans of the
structuro have been approved by tho
archbishop and as soon as tho site
has been selected the activo construc
tion will bo commenced.
The new church will cost $15,000
and will have stone walls as high as
the belfry. It will be 112 feet In
length, forty-eight in width, and
sixty-four feet high. It will accom
modate 700 people comfortably and
will be constructed on a modern plan
J. H. Flanagan and Eugene O Con
nell were elected trustees to havo
charge of the construction, which is
to commence as early as possible.
The slto for tho new church has not
been decided upon as yet, although it
may be where the present church
stands. Nothing authentic can be
given out on this point, however.
A Greek prisoner who is sentenced
to death baa to wait two years ueiore
the sentence is carried out.
Thero are now several lady gondo-
llors in Venice, and tho men of tho
trade aro organizing on i agitation
against them, ,
DROPPED 83 FEET,
ASKED FOR CIGARETTE.
WASHINGTON, Pa., Dec. 9.
Heary Wright, a hod-car-
rler, employed In the construe-
tlon of a new brewery at Bent-
lpyvllle, this county, lost his
footng and plunged to tho floor
of the structure, eghtjr-threo
During tho progress of his
flight he encountered two two-
Inch planks, which wero broken
In twa'n, tho final fall being a
sheer drop of fifty-one feet.
Wright lay immovable for a
few seconds, and two physicians
As they entered tho building
they wero met by Wright, who
carelessly asked Dr. William
Booth for a clgaretto. An ex-
amlnatlon Bhowed that npt a
bono was broken and but few
minor bruises sustained.
Wright resumed his work lm-
VISITS COOS BAY
Lighthouse Tender Heather Arrives
In Harbor With Inspector on
After an absence of several months
tho lighthouse tender Heather ar
rived In Marshfleld on Saturday and
has been spending the day looking
after the government aids to naviga
tion in this section of the state. This
handsome craft has a government
lighthouse Inspector on board who
visited the lighthouses and the other
government points at the mouth of
tho harbor today.
Tho Heather operates between
Capo Blanco and Alaska, supplying
new buoys where old ones have gone
astray, rearranging those that have
drifted, and furnishing supplies for
the lighthouses along the coast. She
will be here several days attendlngito
tho government stations before re
suming her trip to other points along
' WANT INSPECTOR
Would Rival Hood River In Quality
Anu Advertising or l'ro
ducts. There Is a movement on foot
among the fruit growers of the coun
ty to have an inspector of fruits ap
pointed for this district. Fr.om tho
interest being shown In the matter
it is probable that thero will bo one
appointed for the first of tho year.
To secure the services of an In
spector It is necessary to have a petl
iton signed by twenty-five fruit
growers of tho county. From tho
progress being made in getting up
the petition It Is believed that thero
will be no trouble securing tho
Tho formation of a county fruit
growers' association, to bo affiliated
with tho state assocl ation, is also
causing a great amount of interest
among fruit growers of tho Coos Riv
er and Coquille Valleys. Numerous
tfrult growers are asking for he
formation of an association and tho
prospects aro that tho first of tho
year will seo a live organization in
It is believed by the fruit growers
that they cannot fail to benefit by
following in tho steps of other big
fruit growing Bectlons in tho state
and have an association to supervise
the fruit Industry In order that they
may reflect nothing but credit on
Coos Bay fruit. The Immense
amount of advertising that has re
sulted from the Hood River organiza
tion has given po elepotlsued
tlon has given people outside the
state the notion that Hood River
products are the only kind of any mo
ment In Oregon.
The' display of Coos Bay fruit. In
Portland has caused comments from
the biggest fruit growers in the west.
Tho fruit is said to be equally as
good, if not better, than tho Hood
T7I..AM nr1iinHnna nnnflfmlinntlv it
lis firmly believed that with a good
fruit growers' association the Coos
Bay apples may even guiu snawi
fame from their perfection and pur
ity than tho Hood River product,
Riant and- Breakwater Leave
for Coos Bay .on
ALLIANCE IS IN DRY DOCK
Hnnnllo Passes Bar This Morning and
Goes South Without
Prospects at present indicate that
no passonger boats will arrive In
Marshfleld from San Francisco or
Portland before Friday. The1 earliest
dato any boat will leave this city for
olther point will bo next Saturday
News received from Fbrtland at
the loal ofllce for tho steamship
Breakwater Is to the effect that she
will leave tho Rose City on .Wednes
day night. She will arrive hero Fri
day morning If fortunate enough not
to bo delayed by the condition of the
Columbia river bar.
The Alliance was put In tho dry-
dock at Portland today according to
advices received by Local Agent
Shaw. He states that he will know
by tomorrow morning the extent of
the damage done to the steamer and
when she will be able to leave on her
next trip to this port. He believes
that she will bo able to start some
time during Wednesday.
Local Agent Dow said this morn
ing that the Plant would not leave
San Francisco before Wednesday, as
sho would not arrive at the Golden
Gate until today and that It would
take her a day to transfer passerigers
and shipments for the return trip.
At this rate she will arrive in the
city Friday and leave for the return
trip on Saturday, about the same
time the Breakwater leaves for Port
The steamship Hanalle, which was
expected to touch at this port from
Portland, on her way south to San
Pedro, was sighted off the Coos Bay
bar early this morning. She did not
stop, however, as had been antici
pated, but kept on southward bound.
This Is a new boat on the run be
tween South California and Portland
and Is somewhat larger that the
By the time the Breakwater ar
rives in the harbor it will have been
a little over two weeks since water
connection was made with Portland.
Consequently it la expected that tho
first boat will be packed with passen
gers and much needed freight.
The launch Banshee mado a trip
up the Isthmus Tuesday.
Mr. McCutcheon Is the under
ground boss at the South Port mine.
A number of herlng havo been
caught on tho Isthmus.
The heavy rain lately has caused
tho big cut on the Summit to slide
Mr. E. Thomas, who has been pros
pecting in Sixes ( returned home last
HIGHWAYMEN KILL TWO
Unconfirmed Report of Murder and Robbery in Douglas
County by Bold Holdup Men No Authentic Account of
An unconfirmed report that the
Myrtle Point stage was held up by
highwaymen and two passengers
killed and robbed Is circulating
around the streets of Marshfleld to
day. Sheriff W. W. Gage, of Coos
County, was. asked regarding tho
rumor but said he bad heard nothing
but the report In circulation.
It la claimed that the etage was
Wisconsin Syndicate in field
for Coast Product on
BOUND FOR MARSHFIELD
Dearth In AVisconsin Causes Investi
gation And Purchases in
Forests of West.
A party of Wisconsin lumber mon
composed of James M. Frear, Alfred
Rogers and M. S. Ka Lauber have
sta'rted for Oregon and will arrive in
a few days. They represent a large
lumber syndicate and will make big
purchases of timber lands in this
The party Is from Madison, Wis.,
and will come directly to this city
from the east, and after they have
secured what they want In this sec
tion they will go to Washington to
look over the timber field in that
state and mako more purchases.
The rapid cleaning up of the tim
ber In Wisconsin during tho past ten
years has caused numerous mill men
located on the great lakes to turn
their eyes to this portion of the west
coast to invest in timber lands. It is
expected that these men are the for
runnera of a great many who will en
ter the local field In their search for
any timber that remains to bo pur
phased. For years the timber buy
ing has been rushing along in Ore
gon until in a short while the mill
owners will havo all the available
timber held for manufacture of
THIS WOMAN GETS EVEN
Beats Life Insurance Co. By
, Living 100 Years
NEW YORK, Dec. 9. Mrs.
Betsy Gage, of Brooklyn, who
celebrated her 100th birthday
anniversary last week, received
from the Equitable Life Assur-
ance Society on tho anniversary
day, a present of $121.80 and a
boquet of roses In honor of her
distinction as the most success-
ful Investor In HfeMnsurance on
Mrs. Gage began her expert-
ment In life In tho Equitable In
1880, when sho was 72 years .
old. She purchased for $2000
an annuity of $275, payable
quarterly so long as sho lived.
The expectancy tables at that
time gave her eight years.
Six years later she Invested
$1300 In another life annuity
of 211, payable quarterly. At
that time the mortality tables
gave her a little more than five
years of life.
But Mrs. Gage outlived tho
actuaries calculations with a
net result that she has drawn
over $12,000 from Equitable So-
clety on an Investment of $3300.
held up In Douglas county in the
dark last night while It was on tho
way to Roseburg. Rumor has It that
three masked men held up tho stago,
and that when tho passengers resist
ed, ono man and a woman woro
killed In a fusllado of shots which
A close search for tho facts failed
to confirm the report.
ON MYRTLE STAGE
GOLDEN HAIRED WOMAN
JUROR IN DIVORCE CASE
DENVER, Deo. 9. "Hilda
As the clerk of the county
clerk called the name yesterday
afternoon, a young woman, with
masses of fluffy golden hair
and dancing blue eyes, stepped
jauntily forward, and Colora-
do's taleswoman was ready
to "answer truthfully all ques-
tlons touching upon her quallfl-
cations to sit as a fair and lm-
partial juror in the case at
Miss Smith was empaneled
upon an open venire In the trial
of a divorce case, brought by a
man, and sat In the Juror's box
beside five men with no signs of
"Gentlemen of tho Jury "
Judge McCall paused In his in-
structlons when ho glancod at
the smiling face of the girl
juror, "and lady of the Jury,"
he gallantly added, and then
The jury found In favor of
the plaintiff, and gave him a de-
creo upon the grounds of de-
RECEIVES COTTON FROM
OLD PLANTATION HOME
George Goodrnm Secures Box From
Dixie Land in Its Native State
Is on Exhibition.
Geo. Goodrum has received a box
of cotton on balls and stalks, ex
actly as It is taken from the field?,
from relatives on a plantation a short1
distance out of Vicksburg, Miss., and
will exhibit this Interesting staple In
the windows of his store.
He has been away from his
southern homo for about a year and
recently sent for some of the stuff
grown on the southern cotton fields
with which to refresh his eyes. Sev
eral new arrivals in tho city from
Dixie land have already scented tho
product and Mr. Goodrum's store
will no doubt.be tho scene of a re
uunlon of the sons of the Confedracy
and an Interesting point for those
who have never seen cotton In Its
WHAT IS DOING IN
THE CITY OF BANDON
Breezy Budget From tho Ambitious
City by the Sounding Sea.
BANDON, Dec. 9. A. N. Gould,
deputy county surveyor was In town
last week attending to some official
work In the suburbs and hobnobbing
with the voters and other population
of our city.
Mrs. Conrad has sold her store In
the East to A. E. White, lately from
Wisconsin. Mr. White will conduct
the business In the future.
William Galller sold his prop
eray east of the postofllco yesterday
to an outside party who will erect a
store and office building upon It.
Tho Galller hotel building Is fin
ished and James Mara has re-estab
lished his confectionery store In front
of it; tho quarters are thoroughly up-to-date,
and tho new building a great
A new quick lunch counter on At
water street, opposite the Bandon
Investment Corporation's ofllce.
Tho Atwater street improvement
project is finished now and Columbia
avenue Is reported well under way.
Messrs. Hollopeter and Dwlgglns,
of tho local electric lighting plant,
havo moved their families to new
homes in tho east end of tho town,
that they might bo nearer to their
place of business,
George Gago and Captain Lovell
aro in town today on business mat
ters. P. Dwyer, of Curry, Is a city visit
or. Ho has recently nvested in some
Bandon real estate and is arranging
The monthly report of Supt. Os
tlen shows a total enrollment of 339
pupils In tho public schoolB of Ban
don for the year, and 305 for the
month. Roll of honor, 188 for tho
month, with 11 High School pupils
graded "A" In from ono to four Bub-
Marshfield Night Watch Keeps
..the Wheels of Justice Wife
Grinding Rapidly One Pris
oner Is Discharged and Case
The charge against Louis Olson Sa
assault upon Officer Condron -with a
deadly weapon was dismissed In Jaa
tice Pennock's court this aftensoef
upon the withdrawal of tho charrf
by City Attorney Ferrm. AttoxsQ
Watklns represented Olson and I
presenting his side of tho czsa
brought up former actions of Co-!
dron when arresting men for distntfe-
lng tho peace. l
Attorney Farrln objected to thte
feature of the trial, and on WaUtfw
being sustained by Justice Ponnodc
Ferrln withdrew tho charge agaiaJt
Olsen. A large audience had assesa
bled to hear tho trial.
Attorney Watklns for tho defenmM
states that tho Times InadvertenHyJ
did an injustice to Olson In its xe-1
port Saturday. Olson claims that feefl
did not draw a knife on Uondroe.
but that he had, just prior to c
arrest borrowed a knife from Ch
Johnson to cut a piece of tobacco.
He claims that he was walking alciagj
with the two offlcers without resist-!
anco when struck on tho hoad. la,
raising his hand to ward off the blow
he was shot.
"Doc" Maple, proprietor or stl
shooting gallery on Front street
arrested and thrown Into Jail last!
night by Officer Condron charged
with disturbance of tho peace. Ma-
nln will nnntpRt tha rflHO nnr? n Ihp.
lng Is to take place hefore Judge Urj-j
ton this afternoon.
Maple states that after closing; '
pjace of buslecss ho stepped into
Brewery saloon attracted there by the
sound of singing, two colored nic
wero warbling some southern melod
ies. Officer Condron entered avi
asked tho bartender If ho should i v
"throw tho niggers out." A mon
later he struck ono of tho darkles oe
the head and proceeded to take
to tho city bastlle. At th's June
Maple drew out a small noto boos
and began taking tho names of wIE
nesses to havo their evidence to the
case. Officer Condron remarked
will just take you to the Jail and ;
will havo more time for writine."
Maple was then taken to jail and 1
morning claims his money, senas $&J
was taken from him and Bo
turned loose. Ho asked for a tria
and the case Is to como up In Judgj !
RECITAL IS GIVE
Mrs. Farrington's Studio of FDraC
Two Edifying MusfenhssK.
Mrs. Farrlnger gave the first,
tho second series of student
at her home studio on Broad
Friday afternoon. Mrs. Farting
played second part to all duets.
Tho program follows:
. . Robt. Volkman Mary Kruse .
mepnen newer jnyruu ucuucu,
Valso - --
ChaB. Dermoo Edith Hlldnrbrandlj
ft 11T T.nnmnn AjTm, Wl T Tl nuf Ofl
Vj. v. luugumiii i, ui"vu. .
Duet Au PrintiinpM
V. Bellini Bonnlo Humeur-
Kreutzor Helen Dow
Robert Ellnberg Maud Noblo
Song "Since First I Met Thee."
Rubonsteln Miss Gertrude Mandig
Valso, Op 02
C. Gurlltt Ursula Farrlnger
Jul. Handrock Zetta Mitchell
H. Rider Allco McLdio.
A. Ellmenrelch Mary Kruse
Duet Spanish Dance No.
Moszkowskl Zetta Mitchell
jocts each. Miss Wllktns haa
of tho first grade in plae of
Dwlgglns who resigned earna
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