Wi. Wft gu5Bn.MMhfc 4i i THE M0RE ADVICE A PROFITABLE INVESTMENT Advertisers get good returns from announcements placed In Tho Dally Times. VOL II. J. R. Osborne Takes Poison and Life Ends After Hours of Agony. NO CAUSE KNOWN FOR ACT Details of Sad Affair Could Not Be Learned Coroner Min- gus Notified. (Special to Times) BANDON, Dec. 11. J. It. Osborne, of this city, committed suicide last night by taking cyanide of potaslum at 8 o'clock from the effects of which ho passed away at 10:30 o'clock last evening. Ho was the porprietor of a general merchandise store and had been in the city about six months. When it was discovered that the man had taken poison two doctors were called in to attend him, but in spite of long and patient efforts he expired In agony last night. Do mestic and financial troubles aro sup posed to bo the cause of his desperate deed. An Inquest will bo held over the remains this afternoon before Judge Copping. Only very meagro details of tho tragedy reached Marshfield today. A call came to Dr. Mlngus, coroner, to make a trip there, ho authorized a justice of the peace to hold the in quest. About all that could bo learned was .that he was a married man but left no family other than his wife. RESCUERS MEET DEATH Ten Falls Victims to Black Damp While- Helping Save Others 550 Dead. FAIRMONT, December. 11. That at least ten members of tho heroic band of rescuers will die of gas poisoning, is admitted tonight by physicians who are attending them, as they aro drawn out of tho mines unconscious. Of the 300 or more widows of tho victims, at least 50 are prostrated and a dozen temporarily insane. That many of them will die from tho shock Is probable. Twenty-nino bodies have been brought to tho surface up to 12:30 o'clock, and word comes from the rescuing party that many others are ready to be brought out. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN CHICAGO JUNE JO Committee Makes Choice of City for Nominating Next President Den ver and Kansas City Beaten. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. Chicago was victorious on tho first ballot in tho Republican National committee for tho location of the Republican National Convention of 1908. The dato on which tho convention will meet is Juno 16. Tho voto stood 31 for Chicago 18 for Kansas City and four for Denver, after which Chicago was selected by acclamation. Senator Pulton voted for Chicago. NEWS IN TABLOID FORM KING OSCAR DEAD Stockholm. King Oscar, of Sweden, is dead, tnd tho entire nation is mourning for beloved monarch. TAFT'S MOTHER DEAD Mill bury, Mass., Secretary of War, William H. Taft, has lost his race with death. His mother, Mrs. Louise M. Taft, died at 12:30 o'clock Sun day in the Torroy mansion hero, while tho secretary was on the At lantic hurrying to her as fast as tho speedy liner President Grant could carry him. BAiON II TAKES POISOH (fas TOKEN OFTHMffi Master of Steamer Alliance Presented With Valu able Marine Glass. SAY HE SAVED THE VESSEL Presentation Comes Unnwaro and Cool Navigator Shows Deep Af fection at Being Honored by Loyal Passengers. s. The Portland Sunda." Oregonian contains tho following repon of tho presentation of a marino glass to Captain Olson which has been pre viously mentioned in the Times: Captain B. W. Olson, master of tho steamer Alliance, was Saturday afternoon presented with a marine glass costing $150 by the passengers who arrived here on the exciting voyage of tho Coos Bay liner last week, They earnestly declare that but for the courage, competence and coolness of tlio captain they would have never reached port. Captain Olson was more unnerved when confronted with the committee on presentation than when the tre mendous breaker threatened to sena the vessel to tho bottom of Coos Bay bar, but soon regained his composure and in replying to tho presentation speech said that ho had done no more than his duty as it appeared to mm. Hn values the present highly but in cidentally regrets that his crew and passengers, who stood by him so loyally, could not directly share with him in tho token of esteem. William H. Souls, marine editor o tho Oregonian, delivered the talk that went with the glasses. He said: "Captain Olson On behalf of tho grateful passengers of the good ship Alliance I am honored to say and do something expressive of their appre ciation of your heroism on the oc casion of tho eventful voyage of the last few days. "I am directed to say to you and your valiant crow that your unselfish devotion to duty and tho woltare oi ti,nao whoso safety had been entrust ed In your hands, in tho face of tho trying ordeal through which you re cently passer, Is esteemed and ap ,,inn,iPfl mora sincerely and more el- nontiv than any tongue can tell, and that your bravery in tho unequal struggle of an angry sea, a crippiea propellor and a jury rudder, shall never be forgotten. "Commemoratlvo of tho genuine appreciation of your passengers, I have the pleasure to present you wim this little token and to voice In their behalf tho hope that by Its aid you may always enter port in safety and may you never lose a ship." The committee In charge of the collection of tho purse for tho pur chase of thp present was composed of Prank Davis, of North Bend, and Prank Layton and Charles Clark, of Portland. Tho gold band on tho glass bears tho following inscription: "To Captain B. W. Olson from the passengers on tho ss. Alliance, whom ho saved Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 1907." SHORT OIRCUTED At Port Collins, Colorado, recently, Mrs. Addie Davis, while taking ' a bath, reached" up and turned on an electric light. The electric current was short-circuited, and gave her a fatal shock. Preventable accidents arising from the introduction of elec tricity are more numerous than they ..i,t to ho. considering tho number of years in which tho electric light has been used. UNION. W. T. Wright, of Union, is preparing to send out 16 cars of apples this week. Ten of this num ber aro loaded ready for shipment. It was not possible to secure all re frigerator cars snd box cars supplied with heating stoves have been sub stltued. The apples aro from tho Im mediate Vicinity of Union and will be distributed alopg the lino from Salt Lake to Kansas City and Chicago and some of them, will go to Texas. MAN GIVES mn MEMBER OP ASSOCIATED TRESS THE COOS BAY TIMES, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1907. HER T The Nan Smith Commences Long Trip Around Cape Horn In Charge of Captain Nelson Biggest Boat In Coast i raae. Leavinc Baltimore yesterday tho big steam schooner Nan Smith start ed on her long trip around jCape Horn for Coos Bay in command of Captain Nelson, who left Marshfield several months ago to take charge of this craft which will bo used in the coast lumber trade by the C. A. Smith Lumber company. The hugo steamer is 296 feet long and 40 feet in width. She has a capacity enabling her to carry 2,225, 000 feet of lumber and is by far the largest steam schooner to be used in the coast trade. She was built at FORTUNE IN THIRTY ACRES OF FRUIT TREES Farmer Refuses Offer of $35,000 For His Apple Farm. CENTRAL POINT. Dec. 11. W. II. Norcross refused" an offer of $35,000 for his orchard last Satur day and informed the would-be pur chaser that his price is now $50,000, . l , , , ''early hour Monday morning. A dis- or $1,000 per acre. The orchard has i ' 30 acres in full bearing, with some turbanco was heard In tho chicken 20 acres of young trees coming on, roost and on investigation four coons and the crop this year will pay 10 wero discovered in the top of a per cent interest on $50,000. Less plum treo Hlg daUgUter Inez (Mrs. than a year ago Mr. Norcross wasi asked to put a price on the property, ' A. Flanigan who is a, and when he placed It at $25,000 visit) shou dered a No 10 shot some of his neighbors declared that S and he,r father wlTth a ,Nc "' he was crazy for asking so MCh, Now ho is of the opinion that per- haps he was a little off for asking so' little. He is not anxious for anybody , . ..,.. ,., . .m nnn fn ,' U UIKe nun uy uu ,,,, iU., ..v, asks: "Where could I invest that amount of money in an absolutely an Interesting s.gnt un ' """ safe proposition that would bring me weighed 19 pounds two 14 and tho in 10 per cent per annum?" And other 12., Part of them was ev when tL entire place is once bearing changed at Ballard s or shel s to that rate of Interest will be doubled kill more coons, and the remainde. and trebled several times. INSANE PATIENT ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE Makes Rope of Bed Clothing and ' Falls Forty Feet to Ground. SALEM. Dec. 11. At an early hour Friday morning Stephen Lane,- a patient at tho state In sane asylum, was found at tho side of the main luinHtnir where he had fallen and been badly Injured in an attempt to escape from the asylum. Lane Is an Inmate of ward 9, on tho top floor and tried to escape by tearing the linen on his bed Into strips, which he tied to his bedtsead. Ho clambered out of the window in safety but when tho linen came In contact with tho tinning on the side of the building the improvised ropo was severed and Lane fell to tho ground, a distance of about forty feet. Lano was picked up with a bad fracture of tho left leg, a brok en collar bono and brobablo Internal Injuries. It is thought that ho will recover, but will not bo on his feet for some time. This Is tho second time that Lano has tried to get away. On a former occasion ho got away from tho city and was at liberty for about ten days before being recaptured. PLEADS NEW UNWRITTEN LAW Spanish Supremo Court Justice Shot Son of Woman Ho Followed. MADRID, Dec. 11. Supreme Court Judge Rojas was arraigned hero for attempted murder. Upon leaving a theater some time ago ho followed a prominent lady, who was accompanied by her son, and de clared his love for her. Tho son re sented his Intrusion,, and Judge Rojas shot him with a revolvor, seri ously wounding him. Doctors say tho Judge Is insane, but ho insists that ho is sane, and ho is conducting his own case. Ho pleads In extenuation of his offense "force of passion, fanned by'a lovely woman's coauotry." You. can buy a first class sewing machine for $20 at Mllnor's. AWAY THE LESS IT IS mmt& LEASES Newport News, Va., and was but re cently launched, being named after the eldest daughter of C. A. Smith. J. E. Oren received a telegram yesterday from Captain Nelson that the Nan Smith was to leave Balti more, where she had been tied up since she was launched, some time during the day, and according to this telegram she has commenced htjr long trip. Mr. Oren says that under ordinary conditions sho will reach San Francisco within tho next CO days, and from that port will pro ceed to Coos Bay and receive her first load for coast points. WOMAN KILLS FOUR BIG THIEVING COONS Mrs. Flanigan Takes Her Shotgun and Completes Slaughter JUNCTION CITY, Dec. 11. There was fun at tho farm home of Joel j Pitney, northeast of Junction, at an u"" ,, f,,r of the bunch, wounding all four of them at one shot bringing one of them to the ground It required ono shot each for the others. They wero rnVo,l milt.n , "'""fa"1- u" .."- i- . were taKen iiume iu reimci uui. . grease tho clock and grandpa's boots. , . . FOOTBALL MEN MAKE GOOD IN CLASS ROOM - Oregon Atldetes Aro Good Scholars In All Branches. EUGENE, Dec. 11. University of Oregon football men during the sea son just past have made good records In the class room as well as on tho football Held. The records of the reglstar's office show that of the twenty men composing the regular squad only half a dozen have re ceived grades as low as "D," in any of their subjects. There have oeen no failures, and their work as a whole compares favorably with that of last year, when in the Anal ex nminnHnns In February the football team ranked slightly better than the average for tho whole study body. Tho records show also that for the two months just past football men have cut fewer classes than any other class of students. Reports of ab sences of all studerits are sent to the reglstar's office daily, and a careful record Is kept. Tho University works on the theory that students aro there first to study, and this means regular attendance at all classes. HUNTS RABBITS WITH CORNET Love of Music Hypnotizes 1 i- w.pi1 liv Game Warden. FREELAND, Pa., Dec. 11. Hunt ing rabbits with a cornet Is a viola tion of tho state game laws, accord ing to Warden Malloy. mm wnrfinn'H detectlvo today ar rested P. B. Ferry and Alexander Mullbearn after they had discovered Mullhearn, who Is a noted cornet player, with tho funnel of his cornet in a rabbits burrow playing a march whllo tho rablts, hypnotized by tho music, walked into his hands. Ferry was at anothor holo waiting for the rabbits which were not music i j t lovers. It is clnimed Mullhearn caught 000 rabbits by means of his cornet this season. Tho case will be called to tho at tention of Presldout Roosevelt on Monday, it is reported. IBELD STATE WILL 8E PAID MONEY DUE i. Surety Company Will Make Good Amount- of State Treasurers Bond. PAYMENTS DRAW INTEREST Drafts. Amounting to $409,388 Be Turned Over To Cover Deposits Made'. t PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 11. Tho American Surety company agrees to pay tho state of Oregon a total of $409,38S.S8 to cover vtho deposit in the Title Guaranteo & Trust company and tho Merchants' National bank. It pays at once the sum of $112, 478.20 in drafts on Now York pay able to the state treasurer. It agrees to pay on or beforo December 31, 1909, tho sum of $295, 910.08 with Interest at 5 per cent dating from November C, 1907, until tho princi pal is paid. In return for this tho surety com pany Is relieved from further liabil ity on its bond of $550,000 held to secure State Treasurer Steel, though tho bond stands good for past acts and security for tho payment of all sums now duo and mentioned in tho agreoment. The surety company re ceives also the securities given by tho Titlo Guarantee & Trust company to secure 'the state's deposits in the bank. State Treasurer Steel's bond of $550,000 Is cancelled by tho surety company and he is ordered by tho governor to file a now bond of $GO0, 000 within 20 days. Ho will furnish the bond within tho timo and con tlnuo in office. OS COUNTY Excellent Sample on Exhibition At Chamber of Commerce. Onco more Coos County comes to tho front and proves that almost any thing can bo grown on Coos .County soil and In Coos County climate. Japan Tea. of a fine quality Is being raised in tho Coqullle valley by a rancher named J. O. Stemmler, who for a considerable period has been raising tea for his own use. Secretary Lyons, of the Chamber of Commerce, has secured one of tho plants which is on exhibition In the window of that boosting organization. Tho plant Is about five feet in height and greatly resembles an ordinary bush that one may see at any time In tho woods. There Is nothing about it that would cause anything but a casual glanco until tho visitor is told that It Is a tea plant similar to thoso in the Orient whero tho great pro duction of tea is grown. Samples of leaves in a tumblor from a similar plant stand on Mr. Lyons' desk, and the odor from tho leaves Is more liko tho real article than much of that shipped into tho country. Whllo it Is strong, tho flavor is said to surpass anything brought across tho Pacific, This Is a now field for enterprise on tho part of ranchors and farmers in this district, as tho plant can bo easily and thickly grown in tho val leys of tho county. Whllo Its monoy making possibilities havo not been tested they aro regarded as extromoly good If tho production of tea is gono Into thoroughly. ASTORIA. Arrangements havo been made through tho local banks by which all government checks will bo paid In cash in future, as monoy has beon received by tho banks for that purpose. Dinner sets in Haviland, Gor man China, and semi-porcelain at Milncr'B. WORTH. KEEP WELL POSTED I On Ukj current events of titer S world's pi-ogress by rending. Ttat a Dally Times. M Mr.. '13 FIRE DESTROY Steamer Lumber Laden Frat Couille River to .San Francisco. RESCUER CATCHES FK Steamer Nelson Attempts to Giro Aa nnd Narrowly Escapes Dcstructft Herself Doomed Vessel Astiarar Off Eureka liar. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11. M wireless messago from tho coast M low Eureka brought tho inforniatlaJf that tho tramp steamer Sof was burning off tho Eureka bar. crew had escaped by taking to boats. As far as can bo learned; lives have been lost. Tho Sotoyome was en route Coquillo river to San Francisco irfl a cargo of lumber. Captain Pel soji took tho vessel far out tn dodp. the storm. By somo mis which the wireless did not exp. tho carco caught fire. Tho nt fought desperately to qucneh flames, but soon it became ap; that the only hope lay in leaving; ship. Tho anchor was cast, and nifin took to tho boats. Soon, thi were picked up by tho steamer me, which made toward Eurckav Tho steamer Charles Nelson ed along and mado an attempt savo tho Sotoyome. The Nelson fi cned to the Sotoyomo with the of towing her into Eureka. It n hard and nerilous fight. After few miles had been covered, communicated to tho Nelson tho towing boat was forced to a ilnn linr nharco and flfiht for It' own life. Tho flames on tho Nefc wero extinguished beforo any ous damage had been dono. Like a great torch, tho shooting funnel-shaped Into masts, tho Sotoyome drifted with tfl wind. As night came on sho low ml nn ft voritablo tower of visible for hundreds of miles. G ually tho vessel drifted to tho nnl Into tnnicht lilt tho bar J Eureka. Tho last messago that the vessel was still flaming she lay stranded at tho approach tho harbor. Sho is of 398 tons. KIP.KINfi AGAINST EDUCATION METHOI Fond Parent Takes Her- Ten Shows Her Ignorance ATnANV Dno. li. Tho fae of tho public schools of tho clty ilMWl.1l - dolng their best to enforcer tho of tho state of Oregon In refe to attendance tardiness etc., conerally aro meeting with fa Occasionly, as in al things, tIiQ opposition is mot from tho panfi thomselves, fortunately only in cases, recently mostly in tho ward. Tho following, recolved by nrlnnlnnl of tho MadlSOH SUf school is ono showing what tnex to contend with In following the 1 of our state and tho rules of tho i rmrulated schools. "Teacher and to whom It may a corn. I will rigiu a oxcubu j.i boinc late it was not her fau was own and I forbid you for w nine her for ony such thing and i .. ii. ..noacM 7 lfvn xvnnrtl ninnon ns lone as I send my chlld: to school and If you havo eny tt to say como to mo dont slam I child bo amnn como to mo that I want you to do. Teachers laws that haint laws amountfin much, senco is senco every ttmo cuso mo foro being so Impudent I cant stand this." Tho St. Elizabeth Guild of J Episcopal Sunday School will a towel sale and afternoon tea tho residence of Dr. J. T. McCck Saturday at 2:30 p. in. Tho Ladles Aid Society ofj M. E. Church will hold their bazaar Friday, Dec. 13. Placo announced later. Don't forgotl date. mn9mmmBvmezsmGiemmnmeifglim WB? MlMbM.