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THE COOS BAY TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1907
E. W. Kammerer Has a Narrow
Escape From a Serious
CANDLE FIRES CLOTHING
William Helton Kuinmcrcr's Christ'
mas Tree Almost Results In a
Tragedy, Hut Has Happy
It ended happily like a play or a
story book. It was just near enough
to tears to make tho joy moro in
tense. It proved a comedy instead
of a tragedy otherwise this would be
a sad recital of an event that might
have cast a gloom over all Coos Day
festivities. It all happened at
the happy home of E. W.
Kammerer In South Marshfield
on Christmas Eve. Mr. Kammerer,
who Is advertising manager for
Merchant Bros, had provided a well
laden Christmas tree for his young
son, William Belton Kammerer ana
Invited some friends to participate
in the festivities. About the time
that William Belton was away to the
land of Nod E. W. Kamm'.rer arrayed
in all tho snowy cotton of the patron
saint of childhood and thoroughly
disguised appearance and asked for
tho young man. Ho was brought for
ward and gave a timid greeting to
Santa who began to distribute his
gifts lavishly to the boy. Probably
It was because Santa comes from a
country of snow and ice and in his
warm furs was hot familiar with
fire but in reaching for a little rocking-chair
the flames of one of the
candles ignited the inflammable cot
ton and soon Santa was executing a
war danco and the fire was blazing
brightly around him. It might have
resulted seriously but Mrs. Kammerer .
wlth rare presence of mind threw a
cloak over her husband and smoth
ered the flames but not until he was
painfully scorched although not seri
ously burned. He will be compelled
to bo absent from his place at tho
store for a few days but considering
what might have been everyone feels
that it was a very happy ending of
William Belton Kammerer's Christ
mas tree party.
"SELF-MADE MEN MOST
Heredity Is tho Real Secret of Sus-
cess or Failure, Says
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2G. Rab
bi Isaac Landmann, assistant rabbi
of the Broad Street Temple, deliver
ed a sermon on "Tho Merit of the
"Tho most colossal fallacy of our
time regarding individual successes
Is the Idea of the self-made man."
he said. "There 'never was, and
never will bo born a 'self-made'
man, because Into the making of
every Individual there go so many
inherited characteristics and so much
unobserved Influence the merits or
vices of tho fathers. If young men
bring to tho marriage altar nothing
but tho harvest of wild oats, and
young women nothing but the van
ity of social eclat; If fathers bring
Into the home nothing but the lasting
smell of tho money mart, and moth
era nothing but the fading perfumes
of the pleasure whirl, their children
will be ready made scum for hu
manity's ash heap."
GOETZ GETS HIS
Mursliileld Man Takes Final K. 1.
Degree at Handoii.
(Special to the Times)
BANDON, Dec. 24. The Knights
of Pythias initiation last night was a
big success, and was followed by a
banquet attended by members and
prospective candidates. Robert Goetz,
of Marshfield, took the final degree.
Plumbing and Tinning at rea
sonable prices at Milner's
t WIRES ARE DOWN
t Ail communication by
t telephone and telegraph
t has been cut off between t
Marshfield and the out-
t side by the recent wind
i and rain storms, Floods i
t in the Coquille valley have X
i reached over the top of
the telephone poles in
t several places, The only
outside connection is with
t North Bend, The floods $
i have prevented repairs
i to wires, even by the use
t of boats
Yesterday's storm leveled both the
telegraph and telephone wires to
Roseburg and it has been found im
possible for tho Associated Press to
transmit Us report to Tho Times.
' Manager Schetter hopes to havo tho
telegraph line in working order in
time for tomorrow's report..
Launch Midget Capsizes With
Party Out Shooting on Tues
day Afternoon Report of
Christmas Tragedy Unveri
fied. According to reports Received in
this city the chief engineer of tho
San Gabriel, which is loading in the
Umpqua river, was drowned on Tues-
day evening last, while out boating
in tho launch of Warren P. Reed, of
Gardiner. It is claimed that others
in quite a party were drowned by the
capsizing of the small launch, which
Is known as the Midget, but any de
tails of tho affair cannot be learned
except that there were three
There .Is nothing authentic about
the story, except that there was a
drowning on tho river, and that the
engineer is said to be ono of the vic
tims. Tho Midget Is credited with
being a ticklish boat to ride In be
cause "of her narrowness, and tho
story of the drowning Is being given
credit by parties who know the boat
In this city.
WHY THE BIBLE DOES
NOT SAY WORLD IS ROUND
"Because It Is a Spheroid," Is Chi
cago Ministers Answer to
CHICAGO, Dec. 2C. Evangelist
R. E. Torrey, who has been success
fully chasing tho devil out of Chi
cago, was asked some queer ques
tions and wns told some queer an
swers In a "question" meeting.
"Why does tho Bible say nothing
about the world being round?" was
ono of tho questions.
"The world Isn't round," was the
answer. "It is a sphereoid. Be
sides tho Biblo was not given us to
teach geology and geography. It
was sent to teach us to save our
An Interesting answor was devoted
to enlightening the person who based
his query on the statement in Acts
"Jesus did not need food," said
Dr. Torrey, "but In his new body ho
was capable of enjoying it. So It will
be with us. When wo arise again
wo will havo bodies capable of en
Joying food. I don't believe In these
theories of filmy bodies and of
floating around In space."
When you want reliable Hard
ware go to Milner's.
.ii 1 1
Alliance and Breakwater Leave
Harbor Within a Few Min
utes of Each Other.
The rush of holiday visitors out
ward bound from this section having
lulled after Christmas day, tho pas
senger lists of both the Breakwater
and the Alliance were not as heavy
as they have been for several weeks.
Tho Breakwater left a few minutes
after ono o'clock to cross the bar,
while the Alliance left a short time
previously for North Bend, where sho
would stop for a few minutes before
proceeding on her trip.
As both boats are starting out
practically within a few minutes of
each other, the prospects are that
the passengers will be given a treat
in the way of a race from thispoint
to the Columbia river bar. There hvas
considerable excitement over this pos
sibility among the passengers as the
boats left their respective wharves.
The following is the Breakwater ll3t
of passengers outward bound:
Chas. Overton and wife, A. W.
Sefton, C. McCran, W. F. Kensey,
F. Ham, F. Van Lewen, W. Clappons,
J. M. Gearheart, Mrs. Lang, Mrs.
Cooper, Wm. Condln, Mrs. E. A.
Beckett, G. A. Rankin, A. J. Housor
and wife, A. Dawson, A. F. Benson,
A. Hellsati, E. Rockford, S. b- Land
lcr, A. J. Gantner, I. S. Bath, B. F.
Morgan, M. Campbell, E. Campbell,
P. C. Kohlln, E. M. Dewes.
The following was tho passenger
list on the Alliance which sailed for
Portland this afternoon,
Mr. F. E. Allen and wife, William
Strong, Ed. Sandberg, Thomas
Marshall, G: L. Dlndlnger, Joe. E.
Davis and William Rice. Quite a
number of passengers got on at
North Bend whose names could not
be secured In time for this edition
of the Times.
The following was the passenger
list of the Breakwater from Portland,
tho steamer having arrived on tho
afternoon of Tuesday.
C. ICnudson, Miss Sutherland, Miss
Murray, Miss J. Tupper, Miss, A. Tup-'
per, Rev. Keeler, Miss Wilson, C.
Borcher, N. A. Smith, Miss DeLong,
Miss Ferrey, A. Hansen, M. Weath
erford, F. Connell, Mrs. Qonnell, C.
O. Randall, C. NIckles, C. A. Howard,
Master Howard, W. A. Hill, L, Del-,
schneiaer, A. T. Benson, Mrs. Proc
tor, Geo. Cramer, Mrs. Cramer, Miss
Boyd, C. A. Mead, G. McCutlieon,
B. Drews, N. Green, C. P. Bail
wall, Jno. Sterber,VGeo. Ellers, Jno
Anson, Joe Anson, E. Anson.
"WHAT IS WINE?" THAT
DEPENDS WHO IS ASKED-
Curious Collection of Definitions
From Germans, Lenders In
BERLIN, 'Dec. 2G. The Duetsche
Zeitung, one of the well-known dally
papers, asked several persons of noto
In various professions for a defini
tion of wine, and hero Is the result:
Tho legislator said: "Wine is the
result of the changes of grapes into
The Philosopher: "Wino is the
source of truth."
The Poet: "Wine is a gift from
above to men. It raises numan ue
lngs from their earthly environment
and gives them a taste of the lire
The Economist: "Wine Is a bev.
erago which should be taxed so as
to bring an Income to the govern
ment." Tho Prohibitionist: "Wine Is n
gift of hell to man. Through wine
man loses tho Imago of God and is
dragged down to the level of the
The Wino Merchant: Wine is the
means whereby the consumer is
parted from gold and sliver, which
goes to the coffers of those who sell
tho precious beverage mixed with
good, wholesome water."
Tho Brewer: "Wine Is a beverage
which men drink when there Is no
beer la sight."
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Marshfield and North Bend.
Have Joyful Christmas in
Spite of Heavy Rain.
Christmas on Coos Bay was cele
brated yesterday In a manner which
proves conclusively that the spirit
of the people can ris supreme to the
elements and make It a day of re
joicing and thanksgiving. While the
weather of the past few weeks cul
minated In the worst day of the sea
son, the homes on tho bay held happy
occupants, while good cheer and so
ciability was everywhere.
On Christmas Eve most of the
churches were thronged with people
who attended the annual Christmas'
tree and the giving of presents to
the children and members. Santa
Clause was there as large as life
and furnished a feature In tho pro
gram of each church which made the
occasion a joyful one to all in at
The Presbyterian church held a
Christmas praise service which was
largely attended. Recitations, songs,
duets and numerous features of ex
cellent programs helped to mako
Christmas Eve an enjoyable one. Tho
Methodist Episcopal provided a
charming Christmas entertainment
on the same evening, which also
wound up with the arrival of Santa
Claus and the distribution of pres
ents. A Christmas tree and real
Santa Claus held sway at the Baptist
church Christmas Eve, tho evening
being spent sociably with recitations
and other pleasant features of the
There was an elaborate observa
tion of the Christmas day at the
Catholic church yesterday morning,
a carefully drilled choir furnishing
music at high mas3. The day was
ushered In with the tirst mass at
five o'clock and from that time un
til the close there wa3 a good attend
ance at the church.
Special music by the choir at the
Episcopal church yesterday morning
was the leading feature of the ob
servance, together with a special ser
mon for the day. Tho children's fes
tival was held in tho evening at 7
o'clock, and In spite of the weather
wes a pronounced success.
The Lutheran church was also
crowded, at tho early services yes
terday morning and the Sunday
-School exercises and Christmas tree
at the church last evening proved
very popular and entertaining. The
program, which was very Interesting
was not completed In tlmo to bo pub
lished but was thoroughly onjoyed
by a large attendance Inst evening.
Tho Masons of the city celebrated
Christmas day In tho Masonic hall
In their usual manner and quite a
large attendance of the members
was present at the ceremonies. Other
organizations observed the day in
some respects, while numerous fami
ly gatherings, reunions nnd private
dinner parties made the day an en
joyable ono for nearly everybody.
While It would tako an optimist
of the blindest faith to construe the
weather of yesterday as being fine,
there is no doubt that Christmas day
on Coos Bay was as enjoyable as
anywhere else in tho state.
What has been said of Marshfield
applies to North Bend, whero tho
churches, lodges, families and tho
people all celebrated tho great day.
NEWS FROM HAXDON.
Latest Happenings In tho Husy City
Hy the Sen.
BANDON, Dec. 25, Notice of ap
peal has been served, In the cases of
Langlois Brothers vs. Bandon Com
mercial Co., by T. B. Wheeler, attor
ney for the defendant. The cases
were closely contested and large
crowds attended the sessions of court.
C. R. Wado represented the plain
tiffs. J. H. Price, the shipbuilder, re
turned from San Francisco via Coos
Bay, tho last trip of the Plant. Ho
brought the "gold coin" necessary for
payment of wages In his ship yards.
Mrs, Wm. McKay arrived in town
yesterday from San Francisco to Join
jjer husband, who Ib superintendent
in the Price Shipyard.
SAYS it is
Chicago Man Upholds Presi
dent of Education Board in
Keeping Bible Out of Public
CHICAGO, Dec. 26. An attack on
tho Bible, so far as Its use in the pub
lic schools Is concerned, was made by
M. M. Mangasarlan in his address to
the Independent Religious Society In
Orchestra Hall. Mr. Maugasar.
Ian vigorouely defended President
Schneider of tho Board of Education
fci his, assertion that the "Biblo Is
unlit to be placed In tho hands ot tho
The declaration of one or two min
isters that Mr. Schneider is an unbe
liever because of this nttltude was
ridiculed by tho speaker.
Mr. Schneider was right in saying
the Bible should not be placed in the
hands of children," he declared.
"Do those clergymen who defended
him read all the portions of tho Bible
to their own people? The greater
portion of the Bible Is never or rarely
read in public. Why then give to
the children what Is useless to grown
What Mr. Mangasarlan regarded as
reasons for the Bible not being In the
public schools now he assigned as fol
lows: "The schools belong to and are
supported by the whole nation; tho
Bible belongs to and Is believed In by
a portion only of the nation. To in
troduce the religious textbook of only
a portion of the community Into an
Institution maintained by tho entire
community would evidently bo un
fair. "The public schools represent the
union of all the races and classes, the
churches the division of tho nation
into sects and creeds. Hence, to dis
turb this nntional unity by introduc
ing into the schools tho Biblo, which
Is the textbook of (Jisunlon, would re
sult in making our schools as sectar
ian as our churches."
COAL MINES DEATH TRAPS
Kill Three Times ns Many Men In
U. S. Per Thousand us in
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2C. The
coal mines of tho United States are
killing three times as many mefi
per thousand employep as are those
of tho most of tho countries of Eu
rope. In the last 17 years, 22,840
men havo given up their lives In
this country. As many violent deaths
have occurred In tho last six years
as In the previous eleven. Tho num
ber of fatal accidents each year Is
now double that of the year 1905.
In 1906 there wero killed In mines
20G1, and Injured 4800.
Theso terrible facts havo been
gleaned by government experts und
er tho orders of Secretary of Com
merce and Labor Garfield to luyestl
gato the nature and extent of mine
disasters and to mako suggestions
as to how mining conditions may bo
NEW. K. I BUILDING.
Handoii Will Havo u Thrcc-Story
Krutci'tml Structure. .
(Special to Tho Times)
BANDON, Dec. 25. Platu aro bo
Ing made for r now threo-story hall
on tho Knights of Pythias' lot near
the Woolen Mills, by tho Order. It
will bo a three-story building and
specifications call for completion
within six months.
Handoii Man Arrested for Trying to
Heat Creditors Escapes.
(Special to the Times)
BANDON, Dec. 25. Adam Scott,
who was arrested horo somo tlmo ago
of attempting to leave tho state with
Intent to defraud his creditors has
escaped from custody and Is now at
largo. It Is presumed that ho stowed
away on somo vessel bound out for
Stilletto knives at Milner's.
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Two North Bend Youngsters
Reported Drowned Causa
LOST IN A BOAT ON BAYf5i
Sons of Peter Wlcck Hnvc Little Row!
On Christmas Day T!mt Creates
Johnny and VInev WIeck. need IS
and 14 years, sons of Peter C. WleclcJ
of tho Hana Bnv Rrnwnrv. had a briof t
hunting trip yesterday which termln-jj I
ntorl f rt onncl r1rtrn Vilr -vrtI -m or ntiil ft IS 1
report that tho boys were drbwnod. 1
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a row boat on tho bay near Northa .
Bend tho occupants of which were! k
apparently struggling unsuccessfully,
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mnttnit n n .1 Intni. If rlntmlnnail Hi n ti llfifl
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own two sons wcro on tno uay in aj'v
Capt. O'Kolly made a round of tba, j
bay In his launch "North Bond" but,
could not find any traces of the mlsa-j J
lncr hnvH nr limit. Later Wharfllncer !
James made a circuit but was notf
successful. For sovcral hours th,
search was kont mi and tho cantalna
of numerous launches asked If thoy'
linrl cnan flit tinli irltli fh e rfiailllTl
.,. . . . ,. f.t .K
iiiul a reuurt wuu uui. uuuui uu iu uioi
safety, as they bay was rough awt'
Lato In tho ovenlng the boya re-3!
turned In safety, their boat havlngf
drifted to a landing and they wand-J
ored homo lelsulely, wholly unaware1
of tho great .oxcltoment their trip
had occaslone'd.- There was great n
fotefofjjfraft mother's heart at thcjrj
safe "return. f
Issues Orders to Arrest Any-I
body Under the Influence
Night Police Call.
Mayor E. E. Straw has Issued or4
dors to tho nlghtwatchman of Marsh
field that all persons found under the!
influence of liquor on tho streets of!
tho city shall bo arrested and put lnf
jail. Ho Is going to havo a town
from now on that Is moral and up
right, and ho has glvon orders to the!
officers to put a stop to drunkenness
nr nnrnnr nf nnv kind tnklncr nlnrn nrv
tho streets, esncclnllv at nlcht tlmeixii
Ha until Inst nlfrht; Mi
"Wo henr so many complaints thati
tho police force Is not doing Its workf
that I have given orders to have?
every man under tho influence o
llquuor to bo arrested. Tho best wa
to put a stop to law breakers Is t
arrest them before they can star
anything, and then thero will not b
"I am going to glvo tho Christian!
people of Marshfield an admlnlstra-l
tlon to suit them, unci am going aftoif,
a clean and upright city. I hav
mado arrangements with tho Pnlac
restaurant to havo an officer ropor
there overy half hour during tho
night, so that if anything happens In,
the city, a telophono message to tha
point will reach tho night watchman
"Whenovor anybody has any com-j
plaint or need of an officer, all thoyj
havo to do Is go to tho nearest telo-j
phono and leave tho nowa at th
Palaco restaurant, which Is open al
night, and tho officer will como to th
High grade sowing machines and
needles at Milner's.
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