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THE COOS BAY TIMES, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1907.
ifl HIS BET
California Man Wagers That
Friend Can't Shoot His
DEATH ENDS THE DECISION
Shoots OIT The Hat Itut Ills Friend's
Head Is Inside It And Drains
Scatter Over Wall.
(By Associated Press)
IMPERIAL, Cal., Dec. 24. "I bet
you can't shoot my hat off my head,"
exclaimed E. O. Sturgll to his com
panion, Jim Owens, at Brawler last
night, and whereupon Owens, who
formed one of the party of men
drinking, fired. At the Hash of the
pistol Sturgil's brains spattered the
wall. The top of his head was blown
off. Owens fell upon the prostrated
body of his friend and wept bitterly.
Ho was arrested.
WHAT DO VOU THINK
OF THIS FOil CHRISTMAS?
A Virginia AVoman Presents Her
Husband with Four at One Birth.
(By Associated Pres3.)
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 24.
The Christmas present of Mrs. Wil
liam Luck, of Roanoke, to her husb
and today, says a special to the News
Leader, was two boys and two girls
at a birth. All are doing well.
FOR MANY HOMES
Five Deaths; From Violence Reported
in Various Sections of Loulsnua
(By Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 2 1. Five
men were killed by pistol or knife in
Louisiana and Mississippi the past
24 hours. At Covington, La., Henry
Route, a negro invited a man named
Bradley, white, to settle a debt or
shoot It out. Bradley was killed.
At New Albany, Mississippi, Edward
Millhouse, a section foreman, killed
a section hand named Martin Arnold.
At Varden, Mississippi, Maurice
Davis, white, and William Splx, col
ored, killed' each other. A love affair
at Greenville, Mississippi, caused Ed
Smith, a njro, to kill Jim English,
IS DANK FAILS.
Savings Ins.' Jition Closes Its Doors
(By . 'Related Press)
MEMPHIS, Dec. 24. The Mem
phis Savings Bank failed to open to
day. A receiver has been appointed.
No statement has beelTissued. The
bank is one of the oldest institutions
in the city. President Read of tho
Memphis Clearing House Associa
tion said ho felt certain the deposit
ors would bo paid in full.
A later statement issued by tho
directors say the bank Is solvent,
and creditors will not lose a cent.
GREENE GAYNOR CASE
Supreme Court of United States Is
sues Decision In Famous Fraud
And Conspiracy Case.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. The Su
preme Court of the United States has
decided the petition of a writ of cer
tiorari bringing to that court the
cases of Greeue and Gaynor under sen
tence to pay a fine of 575,749 and
undergo terms of imprisonment of
four years on the charges of embez
zlement and conspiracy in connec
tion with Captain Oberlln M. Carter's
scheme to defraud the United States
In connection with harbor improve
ments In Savannah, Georgia.
IRVING S. BATH, editor of the Ban
don Recorder arrived in the city
today and will leave on the Break
water for Portland to spend
Christmas with relatives at Hllls
Christmas candy cheap at Cor
SEE Tltlo GufWt'e for lots in
Boise Addition to Marshfleld.
A Great Industrial Project for
Benefit of Raifway Work
men. GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY
Provision Made for Aid of All Whoso
Efforts Aid in Creating Great
CorjMH-ation Some Pro
visions. (By Associated Press)
PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 24. The
Grand Trunk Railway has devised a
system pension that will go into ef
fect January 1, which is believed to
be the most comprehensive in exist
ence. A fund of $200,000 will be set
aside and $7u,000'per year addition
al if necessary. Employees will not
be required to contribute to the fund.
There will be a clause compelling
compulsory retirement at the age of
G5 years, while any employee who
has served the company fifteen years
or more will be entitled to a pension
on a graduated scale. The minimum
pension will be $200 per year while
there Is no maximum. There is a
provision for employees disabled in
service also for men dismissed with
cause under 05 years, but who have
not served over fifteen years.
Holy Father E xchnnges Christmas
Salutations and Discusses Timely
(Dy Associated Press)
ROME, Dec. 24. The Pope was
present at the Sacred Collego today
for the exchange of Christmas greet
ings with the cardinals. No ad
dresses were made. Tho Pontiff
conversed familiarly with each card
inal on such topics as modernism
and revision of the vulgate.
CHICAGO HANK CASE
Government Rests Completes
Side of Case Against Danker
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Dec. 24. The govern
ment has formally rested the case on
the prosecution of John R. Walsh, ac
cused of misapplying funds of the
Chicago National Bank, and court
adjourned until Thursday.
Salvation Army Will Provide Many
in New York.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Dec. 24. More than
120,000 people will eat Christmns
dinners in New York fed by the Sal
vation Army. The dinners are being
put up in baskets for families of five
or six and will bo distributed to
A MILLION MEMBERS
Gigantic Plan For Amalgamation of
All Building Trades In One
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Dec. 24. Plans have
been completed for the formation of
a temporary organization which will
embrace all the Building Trades
Unions In tho country, In accord
ance with an appeal made at tho last
annual meeting of Americnn Feder
ation of Labor. A charter for the
new organization will be asked for at
tho next meeting of tho executive
council which will bo held in New
York on January 20. A meeting to
form a permanent organization will
be held January 9. Tho federation,
It Is said, will Include ono million
EDWIN W. BOYD, of Coquille, is a
visitor In the city today. Ho Is
awaiting the arrival of his father
from Portland, to Join in the
Christmas festivities at his home.
Be sure to take in the football
game at Simpson's Park Christmas.
DAMAGED BY FIRE
The Minnesota Sailing From Seattle
For China Meets Dlsastl-r In
(By Associated Press)
KOBE, Dec. 25. Fire has
broken out on the American
steamer Minnesota in this har-
bor. The vessel and cargo were
damaged. The Minnesota Is
from Seattle bound for Hong
Kong via Yokohama.
Alliance and Breakwater Are in
and M. F. Plant Goes to
I I lOUUi
After wallowing in a heavy sea
yesterday afternoon and night, the
Alliance made this harbor this morn
ing at 3 o'clock. She tied up at
North Bend with over fifty passen
gers and Ave hundred tons of freight.
She shifted to the Marshfleld dock
this afternoon and will not leave
port until next Thursday.
The Breakwater was reported off
the bar about noon today awaiting
high tide to make an entrance to the I
bay, where she will arive this after
bay where she will arrive this after
time as the Alliance for Portland on
her return trip. She has a good pas
senger list and considerable freight.
The steamer Plant Is said to have
crossed the bar this morning about
11 o'clock and will arrive at 'Frisco
tomorrow night, or Thursday morn
ing. The following was the passenger
list of the Alliance from Portland:
Frank G. Davis, Mrs. Smith, Chas.
Berg, Mr. and Mrs. Kjelland, Agnes
Kjelland, Miss Kjelland, Victor Kjel
land, Alfred Olson and wife, Agnes
Olson, Art Selander, E. Graham,
Florence B. Graham, Mrs. Otterman,
Nellie Gardner, E. V. Hawley, Mrs.
C. F. Chase, Arthur Chase, Norma
Chase, Ellce Chase, Fred Martin, W.
Rich, Tom Bragg, M. A. Ernest, M.
Noda and wife, T. E. Leid, A. Helm
ing and wife, Concaro Helming,
Cary Helming, A. F. Cook, Mrs. E. H.
Rannn, Mrs. J. W. Gardiner, W. H.
Emery, Cecil Arneson, John Foster,
Mrs R. Stump, Catherine Stump, Mrs.
G. Penketh, Geo. Penketh, E. H.
Rohu, Jesse L. Bacon.
NEW CHIEF BUREAU
Head of Department Resigns and His
Successor Is Immediately Ap
pointed by President.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. Dec. 24.
President Roosevelt has re-
celved and accepted tho resigna-
tion of Rear Admiral Wlllard
H. Brownson, chief of the bu- O
reau of navigation. It takes ef-
feet Immediately. No reason
fnr tho rfRlErnatlon was Clven at
the White House. Captain
Cameron McWlnslow was ap- v
pointed his successor.
Mail Four Days Late. Up to a
late hour this afternoon there was
no sign of the Roseburg mall which
has not reached this city since last
Saturday. This Is tho longest tne
mail has been held back in a record
breaking season. It Is said thatji
flood In tho Brewster valley is re
sponsible for the delay, and that no
passage has been made either was
since Saturday. Both Christmas pas-
sengers and mall Is water bound.
Postmaster' Curtis stated today that
there. was no telling when the mall
would arrive. It Is unusually heavy
at this time of the year, and when
tho output of several days does ar
rive the postofflce will be the scepe
of a congestion tjiat will' ma,kollfe
a nightmare for the postofflce force.
Turkey Dinner Christmas JJlght I
5:30 to 7:20, Blanco HoteJ. .-
Tnggart Makes Olllcial Summons for
Democratic Faithful to Meet
(By Associated Press)
FRENCH LICK, Ind., Dec
24. Chairman Taggart, of the
Democratic national committee
O today Issued the formal call for
national convention to meet in
Denver July 7, 190S.
One of Earliest Arrivals on Bay
Astonished at Marshfield's
J. P.Tupper, of Coquille City, one
of the best known pioneers of Coos
county, was a visitor In tho city to
day with his lltle granddaughter,
Miss Lola Tupper. They came up to
meet Mr. Tupper's other two grand
daughters, Miss Jessie and Agnes
Tupper, who are returning oh the
Breakwater from St. Helen's Hall,
Mr. Tupper arrived on the present
site of Marshfleld on March 24,
1SG9, and distinctly remembers the
country when he first came. The
only building on the site of the pres
ent city was a 3inall shack owned by
a man named Donnelly, which stood
where tho Flanagan & Bt nnett bank
low stands. Mr. Tupper Is origin
ally from Nova Scotia, and came to
the bay from San Francisco towork
hero as a ship's carpenter.
He secured a lot one hundred feet
square near the site of the old bank
building, and spent many years dur
ing tho earlydnys of Marshfleld in
ship building and becoming Identi
fied with the growth of the place.
He Is still enthusiastic over Coos Bay
and marvels at tho recent growth of
Marshfleld, which he is confident will
be a great seaport at no great date.
Ho went to Coquille In 1SS1 to do
some government work and secured
one hundred and twenty acres close
Into Coquille, where ho ran the Ocean
house for a number of year3. He
then went to Bandon where ho ran
the Tupper house for a number of
years, returning later to the county
seat where Mie still operates tho Co
Rear Admiral Evans Reports Pro
gress of Uncle Sam's Squadron
Coming to Pacillc Waters.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.
Rear Admiral Evans reports the P
arrival of the battleship fleet at
PORT AU SPAIN, TRINIDAD,
Dec. 24. The American fleet of
battleships was welcomed hero
with considerable enthusiasm.
Admiral Evans called on Sir.
Henry Moore Jackson, governor
of Trinidad and this afternoon
a party of officers of the fleet
are coming ashore, also a large
number of men from the ships.
Mine Stops Work Owing to a
break In the coal washing machine,
tho Beaver Hill coal mlno has stopped
operations for a few days until tho
break has been repaired, or until new
machinery has taken Its place. Sup
erintendent Russell, who was In this
city at the time, had a hurry call
thin mnrnine to his mine, where he Is
inspecting tho damage to the machine.
The delay will not be lengthy and
every effort will be made to complete
repairs In order that the mine may
resume operations r.s soon as possible,
The rainy weather has not effected
the works in the least.
Turkey Dinner. Christmas Night
5;30 to 7:30. Blanco Hotel.""
-Fancy parlor lamps at lillner's.
Rush of Waters So Great
Coquille May Cause Big
Later Passengers arriving on the
noon train report that trallic lias been
resumed between Coquille and Mjrt
le Point, and the logs plied ut in the
river have become tightly jamiicd,
which will save them for the time
being from being swept to the open
Straining and threatening to break
every minute, log booms at Coquille
City are holding back nearly twenty
thousand logs which will be swept
along with the mighty rush of tho
river into the open sea if the floods
do not subside before tonight. Visit
ors from tile Coquille Valley have
been bringing stories of tho devasta
tion of tho floods ever since Satur
day, and the situation above Coquille
Pasengers just In from Coquille
assert that the tracks this side of the
county seat will be flooded if the
rain keeps up, and trallic will bo
completely cut off. Traffic has al
ready been stopped on the line be
tween Coquille and Myrtle Point, tho
tracks being several feet under water
at the lower levels.
RIvermen have been working day
and night to save the logs from pass
ing Coquille. All the available
booms to be secured have been
stretched across the narrow part of
the river at the mill just north of
the county seat. From ten to
twelve thousand logs were ramml
against the booms with great force
yesterday and the latter threaten 'to
break at any minute. From six to
eight thousand more logs are scurry
ing down the river and joining the
jam at Coquille.
It 13 said tho booms aro not as
strong as they should be for an oc
casion . like the present and if tho
breakage occurs the vast output of
many months will bo rushing along
In the current tor the open sea,
where they will be a completo loss
to about six logging camps operating
up the liver. It is probable that at
tempts will bo made to stop the logs
before they get 'to Bandon, should
they break loose from Coquille.
Booms aro scarce, however, and It
Is almost certain that there will be a
great loss to the lumber companies
If there Is a break.
Meanwhile, the holding back of
such a body of log3 Is also holding
back the water. Farms are being
flooded along tho river banks and
a general state of chaos and destruc
tion faces the ranchers on the low
lying sections of the river banks. The
flood Is said to be the worst In years,
and between the holding of the logs
and tho backing of the wnter, the
heavy rains will result In much dam
age along the Coquille valley.
Daily Real Estate Report Furnished :
Hy Title Guarantee and Abstract
Co. Henry Scngstncken,
December 1H, 1007.
W. S. Chandler, et. ux oi.
al., to Dennis McCarthy, deed,
Lots 13 and 14, blk. 22, Rall
iroad Add. to Marshfleld
Coos Bay Land & Investment
Co. to Georgo Daugherty, deed,
Lot 7, blk. 13, Belmont add. to
Empire . ?100.
F. W. Woods, et. ux., to Rosa
E. Livingston, deed, 1-3 Inter
est In lot 11, Ferndale Park $750.
Turkey dinner at tho Palace Dec.
25. Noon and evening.
Roast Turkey Corthell's Christ
Carving sets and pocket cutlery
The people of Coos Bay appreciate
the friendly attitude of the Telo
gram but not the unfriendly atti
tude of the Oregonlan. And both are
the samo, HdW's that for a' commef.
clal Joke, asks1 the Albany Democrat
LESS WILL Di
Great Channel Making Project
at New Orleans Nearing
WORLD'S DEEPEST HARBOK
Uncle Sam Spends Slv Millions J)ccp
I'uing tho Entrance to the Missis
sippi River at Southern City.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 24.- One o
the greatest channel making plans
ever undertaken in tho history of
American river improvements will be
brought nearly to completion this
eeK. when the jetties to the moutta
of the southwest pass of tho Missis
sippi liver is finished. These jetties,
nfter some dredging between then
is completed, will glvo to the soutti
one of the deepest harbors In tho
world and the harbor will have
navigable water connection In at
least a dozen states bordering on tho
Mississippi and its tributaries the
Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas and Rcdi
rivers. About six million dollars
are being spent by tho government-
70 YEARS WITHOUT
NEED OF PHYSICIAN
Chicago Man Resigns Position After
15 Years Continuous Service iu
Which Ho Never Missed a Day.
CHICAGO. December 24. Robert
G. Lucas, 71 years old, resigned his
position In the offlco of tho American
Express company, ending a 4'j-ycar
term oi service for the company, lm
which time he has never missed re.
day's pay. For 70 years Mr. Lucae
had no need of .an attending physi
cian. Less than a year ago he fult a.
decline in health and began treat
ment. Ills throat has becomo affect
ed by smoking. Overwork also Is
credited for his general falling off iu.
Mr. Lucas began work for the.
American express company na an ex
press messenger. Ho gives tho fol
lowing advlco to. those who would
emulate his examplo:
"Good health Is as great a requi
site of a good worker a3 good brains.
"I have observed that tho mou who
get highest were those who were not
complalnors and who didn't watch the
clock too closely.
"Young man, don't smoko to ex
cess. If I had dropped smoking whou
I could, my bank account would be
$5000 larger today.
"Pass up tho drinks! I've seoa
boozo put more men out of Jobs than
"A man should have eight hours
sleep aut of every 24. That does not
mean four ono night and -12 tho next-
"Consult your wife and follow her
advice. If sho tells you to wrap up
your throat with a red flannel rag;
soaked In kerosene, do It."
.MYRTLE POINT MUSINGS.
'" of .ST'1 from tto
Win, T. Reed writes that he hass
compieteil his government work at
Wheatland for tho year and has re
turned to Portland for tho winter,
Mrs, L. W. Doyoo returned last
SPturday from Riverside, Cal., where
she has been visiting for soveral
rE. C. Guerin left Thursday for
Needles, Arizona, to Join her parents
and brother, Watt, who havo been
there for some tlmo,
W. E. and Harry Lowellen wont to
Bandon Monday to sot up furnlturG
In tho newly enlarged hotol, tho-
Myrtle Point furnlturo houso having:
secured tho contract. Tho work took
several days of this week.
Dr. M. O. Stemmlor has ono baby
that ho will refuso to deliver to the
borne of any of his patrons. It (s ru
little daughter that was welcomed to
tho StoWmler homo on Tuesday, th&
ICth, and she Is too welcome thoro to
think of passing her along to any one
Mr. Stevens, who lives across ther
river, was taken to tho train on &
stretcher Wednesday morning anil
carried to Coquille where he will re
ceive treatment In tho hospital. He?
is1 suffering from an attack of tjs-pbold-pneumonla.