The Coos Bay times. (Marshfield, Or.) 1906-1957, December 10, 1907, Image 1

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No. 135
Reports From All Parts of the
Country Indicate Panic
Has Passed.
Montana. Millionaire Says Fi
nancial Situation Is Clear
ing Rapidly.
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah, Dec. 9.
In an Interview Senator W. A.
Clark, of Montana, who was hero In
connection with his railroad Interests
"I am sure tho financial situation
Is clearing very fast. I received a
letter today from tho vice-president
of one of the largest banks In New
York, saying he had Just returned
from a trip to Chicago, whore he met
tho Clearing House members of that
city, and also bankers from St.
Louis, Kansas City and St. Paul. All
these bankers agreed that the worst
was over and the cash payments
could be Inaugurated very soon with
out trouble.
"Tho total reduction in the out
put of copper is so largo that six
months ought to seo tho surplus
eliminated entirely, when that Is
done, I expect to seo copper go back
to about 16 cents a pound, and that
is enough. At that figure consump
tion is possible on a large scale and
while It will not permit all the mines
to resume on tho old basis, It will
still furnish' employment for a large
proportion of-tho mwwho-havo been"
thrown out of employment by the
recent slump."
Business Depression Disappearing In
Many Sections of Atlantic
BOSTON, Dec. 10. Signs of re
covery from business depression,
which started several weeks ago, aro
'being felt In all parts of New Eng
land by tho resuming of operations
In the mills, which were shut down
or which shortened their workday,
and in tho lessened number of cur
tallments"a'nd closings.
The Saranac Globe Company, of
"Littleton, N. .-, after a shut'down of i
two weeks, resumed operations to
day, arid tho Qdlnapoact Mills, at
that place, 'also started up on full
time after a ten days' shut down.
Tho management of tho Whitney
Box Company, of Leomlngster, report
a larger "number of 'orders than for,
some niohths, but have had to lay oh
a few men because of shortago iQj
The Isaac-Prouty Shoo Factories,
employing 1500 handB, aro expected
to bo operating again on full time
next week.
Railway Magnate Says Wo Aro oh the
Road to Good Times and No
Turning Bnckwnrd.
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NEW YORK, Dec. 10. That tho
country Is already beginning to re
cover from the severe shock received,
in the recent panic is the opinion of
E. H. Harrlman, as expressed in an
interview published here. He said:
"Wo aro in the rebound from de
pression and wo are In It to stay.
There will be no falling back. Each
step that wo are taking is firm. Un
derneath tho whole situation there
is Industrial stability. There is too
much work to bo dono and too great
capacity for doing it to allow a long-drawn-out
depression. There aro in
dications everywhere that confidence
is being restored. The country is
too big and tho people too sensible
to allow tho acts of a few men to
shako their faith in tho Integrity of
our great financiers and business
men as a whole. Naturally, there
was a little scaro at first, hut with
'spots only here and there, they
quickly recovered frorii their fright.
"Tho dawn bf a now era of pros-
(Continued on pago 4.).
"Buchshot" Gets Off rrnctlcol Joko
On Wifo "of "Bud" Hol
land. Bear steak was tho savory dish
supplied to a party of three In the
dining Toom of tho Blanco Hotel
last night and thereby aroused con
siderable interest. It was not be-
causo tho rest of tho boarders were
left out In tho cold that this feat
ure at dinner last night aroused so
much attention. It was because ono
of tho party ate bear meat, who had
never tried It before.
"Bud" Holland, tho cheerful dis
pencer of heverages In the hotel bar,
and his other half, Mrs. Hollarfd,
had for a long time differed on tho
relatlvo qualities of bear steak and
steak of tho ordinary kind. Mrs.
Holland had declared on numerous
occasions that sho would never eat
bear meat, and her opinion of those
who could eat ft was not very high.
Yesterday morning "Buckshot,"
tho man who drives tho Blanco bus
to meet tho trains, noticed a young
bear lying on the docks "which was
being shipped to market. Ho quick
ly notified Mr. Holland of the fact
and early in the evening Invited both
Mr. and Mrs. Holland to have dinner
at tho Blanco with him.
A specially ordered meal was
brought In and three large, luscious
steaks occupied a conspiclbus place
on the hospitable board. All three
had excellent appetites and tho way
that steak disappeared was worth
watching. As a matter of fact there
were quite a number of those in the
secret watching proceedings.
When there was no more bear
steak left, Mrs. Holland was inform
ed of what sho had partaken, amid
much hilarlousness on the part of
"I&cJislipJ;," and nervousness on tho
part of "Bud."
Millicoma Elects Officers To
morrow and 'Enters New
Quarters First of Year.
There was a lively meeting of 'the
Millicoma Club members last night
in the present quarters of the organ
ization at which a board of directors
was elected. Dr. C. W. Tower, James
H. Flanagan, J. A. Matson, J. W.
Flanagan and Walter McFarland
wore the men named and an election
of officers for the ensuing year will
be held In the club rooms tomorow'
The club has secured Incorporation
papers and the sum of about $5,000
subscribed for tho handsomo new
quarters has been practically all col
lected. Everything is being lined up
for the club to go Into its new quar
ters In tho top floor of tho Lockhart
building wh'ch are In the last stages
of completion. ,
ArranKement3 are being made for
tho furniture which will be installed,
'within tho next few weeks. Most of
tho woodwork will bo fumed oak
and will give 'the club rooms an ex
ceeding handsome appearance.
There will bo a big auditorium, two
card rooms, a buffet, billiard rooms,
two reading rooms, secretary's of
fice, kitchen, dining room and vari
ous other compartments in the club
which will bo .fitted up on the most
modern plan and with a view to tho
greatest comfort and convenience for
the club members.
Thero will bo a ladles' cloak room
and parlor to be used by them on
various evenings in tho month set
aside for ladles' night, which will bo
an important feature of tho organ
ization. Everything has been
planned to have tho club a perfect
nlaco for sociability and tho cement
ing of tho bond of friendship and
good feollng among tho members.
The opening night will be cele
brated with a smoker and dinner,
combined with a number of events on
tho program expected to contribute'
to the enjoyment of tho commence-'
ment of the club's career in its new
Minneapolis,,. Man. Distrusts
Fedows an'Makes Agree-
Men't With Lord.
Faithfully Lives Up to His Word
and Keeps Accounts Care
fully. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 10.
H. O. Roberts, a hardware merchant
at No. 103 Western Ave., was dis
trustful of his fellow-men ag business
partners, so he drew up an agreement
with the Lord. This was in May
1893. Tho inscription ho wrote on
the flyleaf of his ledger of each suc
ceeding year was this:
"I promise as the Lord shall pros
per me, I will act as His steward and
give to Him as follows: If I make
$1,000 annually, $100; $1,500, $250;
$2,000, $400; $2,500, $625; $3,000,
$1,000; $5,000, $2,500."
Roberts claims that he has pros
pered by carrying out his agreement
until he has reached the last men
tioned figures. He says he has no
desiro to go back to his old method
of doing business before ho made tho
agreement and, in fact, would be
afraid to do so, for he is certain that1
his present business would neven
have grown to Its presnt proportions
if ho had continued along the old
lines. Mr. Roberts holds that the Lord
needs not only preachers and mis
sionaries to help Him carry out His
work, but that He needs practical
business men as well.
"I take an Invoice tho first of each
year," said Mr. Roberts, "and I bal
ance accounts with tho Lord, keeping
His account separate. I sometimes
And It necessary to borrow His mon
ey, a small portion of It, but I always
replace it with interest, just as I
would do were I dealing with a Nlcol-
lot avenue man.
"I would have been by the flr't of
the year able to give one-half of my
income, $2,5"00, as I agreed, had not
recent misfortune overtaken me. I
mado two trips to California for the
benefit of my wife's health. She died
last year.
"Tho only other misfortune I had
was during tho panic of p3. Other
business men lost their all, but I 'told
tho Lord that 'half of my 'business
was His. and although I went broke
I did not complain. I began to pros-,
per again rignt away, iuidkb caui
my way that I never dreamed about."
Mangancso Model Defies Fire andi
NItro-Glycerino Explo-
Tho Flanagan & Bennett Bank of
Mnrahfleld. has received a 7,000
pound Manganese fir eand burglar
nroof safe which has been Installed
in the firm's present quarters untllj
the new bank building is reaay ior
occupation. The safe is the third of
tho kind in the country and the larg
est Manganese money holding machine
in this ection of tho state. In the
new building It will bo placed Inside
f ho blc vault, making It utterly unap
proachable either by flro or thieves.'
This safe is being used to a large
extent by banks built on a modern
plan, and appears to bo Impervious to
tho forco of any explosive. Mr.
Flanagan was present at a test made!
In Salem recently by an agent ior
this tylo of safe. Ho says that three
and a halt ounces of nlrto-glycerine
wero exnloded on tho top of It with
out effecting It in tho least. A much
larger charge was placed at the out
side of tho opening of tho safe and
blew It 183 feet away from where itj
stood without affecting the structure,
except to tighten tho opening.
Cashier Supples will have charge
of the branch banlc df this firm
which opens in Myrtle Point.
Chan go Mado In Date of Sailing
Because of Repairs To Bo
Word was received 'thiB morning
by local agent McCollum that the
departure of "the steamship 'Break
water will bo dc'laj'ed 'next Saturday
evening, as hc repairs to her hull
have taken Wore time than was
counted upon at first notice. Con
sequently sho will arrive here ahout
Monday next, about the samo time
as the Alliance, which Agent Shaw
has been advised will also leave
Portland on Saturday nlgh't.
It Is reported that Captain Mc
Gin has resigned command of the
Breakwater owing to misunderstand
ings of unknown portent, and that
when the boat arrives here on her
next trip she will have a new com
mander. Regarding this report Mr.
McCollum states that he has received
no information.
Important Events Boiled Down for
Times Renders.
ton Harry New, of Indiana, was
elected chairman of the Republican
national committee.
The union waiters walked out of
every restaurant and hotel on ac
count of the restaurant keepers try
ing to enforce the seven-day per week
TAFT SAILS Berlin, American
Ambassador Tower will tender a
formal dinner to Secretary Taft.'
Tho secretary leaves Saturday for
Hamburg, whence he sails for New
York. Het expects to teach New
York on December 15.
BANK CLOSES. Kansas City. Tho
National Bank of Commerce closed
Its doors following the call for a
statement of all the national banks
by the controller. Deposits aro
$16,000,000. Tho officials declare
they will pay out. A receiver will
be appointed.
BANK CLOSES Pittsburg, Pa.,
The Fort Pitt National bank failed to
open Its doors today. A hank ex
aminer Is In charge. Tho bank's
capital is $1,000,000 and its deposits
approximate $4,000,000. None of
the other hanks of tho city are ex
periencing any trouble.
cisco, Dec. 9. Tho trial of Patrick
Calhoun, president of the United
Railways, on the charge of offering a
bribe to former Supervisor Thomas
Lonereran. was commenced this
morning. A special venlro of 110'
talesmen were in court.
Cruz, Cal. Andrew Norrls, founder'
of tho Norrls & Rowo circus, shot
and killed himself yesterday after-i
noon at the homo o'f his brother, 'CV
I, Norrls. Norrls has been desporid
ent for some time. Ho Was 44 years
of ago and a native of Ohio.
Engino for "New Port Orford-Coos Buy
Boat Rejected Will Delay Op
John R. Miller has rejected tho en
cino in his new boat which was in-
lenaeue 10 ue ubuu ubiwccu iuua uj
and Port Orford. Tho reason for
its rejection was that before tho
blasted thing would start 150 pounds
of air pressure had to bo secured; ho
was unablo to secure an engineer
able to produco tho proper amount of
air, either hot or sulphuric. Mr.
Miller has sold his Port Orford store
to Ames Johnston, county superin
tendent. Weddorburn Radium.
There aro moro hunchbacks in
Spain than anywhere else.
rat, the owner of a largo stock farm
in the Hawaiian Islands, has Just
purchased a herd of 22 Hereford
hulls from J. Frank Adams, of near
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Awful Scenes as Hundreds of Corpses, Are Carried fraea
Death Pit Women Throw Themselves Weeping on
Ground in Grief
Sad End To Piny of Little Dnlo Mcnc
gnt of Ten Milo
Dale Wesley Menegat, the four
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peto
Menegat, a rancher of Ten Mile, was
burled In the Odd Fellows' cemetery
this afternoon, the remains being
followed to their last resting place
by friends and relatives of the fam
ily. The little boy was playing with
some companions on tho bank of tho
lake last week and pulled what Is
known as "wild narsnln" and ate
some of the root, which Is poisonous.
Dr. Gale, of North Bend, was called
to atend him, but arrived too late
to save Tilm, the boy passing away on
Sunday last. The parents desire to
thank those who sympathized with
them in their bereavement.
Weather Man at Portland
Sends Word of Bad Coast
A telegram was received this morn
ing by S. F. Dow from the weather
man at Portland stating that a severe
storm started In from tho southeast
up through the Puget Sound ports at
7:30 o'clock. Tho affected area
reaches from Marshfleld to Vancouver
Island and the wind is blowing at a
high rate of speed, accompanied by
The weather prophet clearly states
that tho wind will shift to tho south
west this evening or tonight and
there will bo a heavy blow along tho
coast. Consequently storm signals
aro out to warn all vessels In coast
ports that they are taking big risks
In attempting to go to sea. It is not
thought tho storm will have any ef
fect on the steamship service between
Portland and Marshfleld, or between'
here and San Francisco, as the boats
do not leave either port for this point
until Wednesday.
Tho steamship Plant will leave San
Francisco on Wednesday 'afternoon at
3 p. m., and will arrive hero on FrI-,
TboAllianco will leavo Portland
next Saturday night for 'Cobs Bay, 'as
repairs to her damaged stern will oc
cupy the 'rest of tho week. '
Tho Breakwater will leavo Port
land for this point on Saturday
night and Is expected to arrlvo here
on Friday next.
John II. Hammond Resigns Highest
Salury In tho World to ho Ohii
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Dec. 10.
John Hayes Hrtmmond, greatest of
mining experts and highest salaried
man in tho -world, will quit his $1,
000,000 a year Job January 1.
According to Hrfmraond, who Is
hero "with his family for tho winter,
ho will sever his connections with tho
Gtfggfcnhelms at the beginning of tho
now year. Thereafter ho will do
volop his own lritorests.
Johnnlo and Feneatta Fenoglln,
of Beaver Hill, received sad news to
day about their father's death, which
occurred at Collins, Washington,
An oxplosion in mines Nos. G ana 3
of tho Fairmont Coal Co., at ifooca
gah. It is said that 600 men -srea)
In the mines at tho tlmo of tl es
were killed. Three bodies had. ticca
recovered up to noon. General SCsoa
ager Malone says the accident la t&a
Avorst in the history of mining toa
America if the death list equals tries
fears. Foul air is checking tho wvrffe.
of tho rescuers, but tho fans aris im
peded to soon clear tho atmosjji&csxj.
Malone declares that It is lmpossUilo
that any of tho men In tho mines es
caped injury or death. Tho shock ctX
the explosion was felt ten mllos
away. The bodies recovered ar un
recognizable. MONONOAII, W. Va., Dec. 1G -With
unabated energy, five rescu
ing parties working from every pos
sible point to enter and exploro
mines Nos. 6 and 8 of the Fairmont
Coal company, a subsidiary of Iho
Consolidation Coal company, oC
Baltimore, where a terrific expto-
slon of black damp occurred, aro
putting forth every effort to reads
the 315 men whom they have crocj
reason to bollevo are still In the
.mine, dead or alive, although tltero
dsv scarcely a hopo entertained that
aglnglo .one oftbe 4QA.jde moro men
who went Into tho mlno has; sur
vived tho torlflc explosion and tho
poisonous gas with which tho minra
filled Immediately after the, deatb
dcaling crash.
Eighty-five bodies havo so fax
been brought to tho surface and a
dozen undertakers Irom this and
surrounding towns, who wet a oa
duty all night, by daylight had tttcGQ
bodies washed and mado as iiro
sontablo as possible in an impro
vised morgue, into which ono of thca
mlno buildings had beon ctmvcrtecL
With tho dawn of day thero be
gan a heart-rending march up ana
down the aisles along which Utuso
bodies have beon laid, by souli&iff
wives and mothers and sweetheart?,
orphaned children and strong imsw,
each seeking a near relatlvo oc be
loved friend.
Thero aro between 5000 and GOOO
inhabitants of tho mining town oj
Monongah, and It Is believed: Uia
in this entire population thero it
not a score of persons who hara not.
either a near relative or a chjkus
friend numbered among tho victims;
of the disaster. The people off t&ra
town aro stunned by tho catastro
phe. They havo long regarded tftcsa
'mlnos as practically Immune fron
tho dangers bo common to th coal
mining Industry. Tho plant of tho
company was provided with overyr
device for tho protection of Hfo anfll
the equipment was considered ilia
most modern and complete outfit
used in tho production of bitumin
ous coal.
Last night hundreds of men stooa
abbut tho entrance of tho two mines
They said nothing, but when ap
proached and asked a question tfwJ5T
would glvo away to their emotions
and often glvo way to tears.
During tho night few womoii worts
to bo scon, but all day yesterday
tho women wore tho chief actors
In most pathetic and heart rondiuff
scones. They crowded tho sldesi oC
tho hills overlooking tho Wratccl
mines and cried aloud. As tho dasr
advanced they became almost craxctl
through grief and suspense
Ono woman pulled out hor hair
handfuls at a tlmo, another torn sdJ
tho skin from both hor cheeks wltli
her fingor nails. Somo lay dowu on
tho frozen ground and cried them
selves to sleep. In this condition
many wero carried to tholr homea
nearby without awakening.
Ingtbn 'Replying to tho third tana
epeech delivered by Samuol Watts
at Lawlston, Pennsylvania Prj;Hfr
dont RooBovelt stated that ho can
not servo beyond thtt prcflont. tox
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