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THE COOS BAY TIMES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1908.
WILL POSH THE
OREGON DISTRICT FAIR
FILLS WITH WATER
Defective Hull Is Given
Cajjse of Mishap
Has Been Plying Between Ban
don and Coqullle With the
No One Aboard at the Time of
Accident Captain Ross
(Special to Times.)
COQUILLE, Feb. G. Last night
while moored to her wharf on tho
Coqullle river here, tho steamer Fa
vorite filled with water and sank.
This morning nothing was visible ex
cepting her smokestack. Tho boat
has been in servico for about ten
years carrying passengers between
Coqullle and Bandon. She is of the
stern-wheeler typo and her value is
placed at approximately $4,500. The
cause of her sinking is attributed to
a defective hull. Tho boat was known
to be badly in need of repair. She
is owned by the Coquillo River
Steamboat company. Her sister
ship the Liberty wil cover the run
by herself until another boat is se
cured or the Favorite is repaired.
Captain Ross Is master of tho sunk
en ship. Thero was no ono aboard
at tho timo of tho accident.
BAD BLAZE IN RACINE
Five Firemen Injured and Heavy
Property Loss Entailed.
(By Associated Press.;
RACINE, "Wis., Fob. G. Five fire
men were injured and a loss of $120,
000 sustained in a fire which started
in the Racine Club as a result of de
fective wiring this morning. Several
adjoining properties were badly dam
aged. STEAMER BURNS, 11 DROWN
Wireless Says Forty-one Seamen Are
Rescued by Steamer Cymric.
(By Associated Press.)
' BOSTON, Fob. C A wireless from
the steamer Cyirtrle, approaching
this hai'lor says that she has on
board 41 seamen from tho burned
steamer St. Cuthbert. Fourteen men
were drowned Sunday night while
abandoning the steamer.
JOCKEY 0LJB DEFENDS RACING
States in Pamphlet That OO Per Cent
of tho People Do Not Bet.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Feb. 5. In awswer to
various criticisms of racing and the
movement to abolish betting race
tracks, the Jockey Club has issued
a pamphlet entitled "The Truth
About Racing" in which It is de
clared that racing has improved the
value of American horses, and creat
ed sport for hundreds of thousands of
persons, ninety per cent of whom do
not attend the races for betting pur
poses. EAT THEIR DOGS AND CATS.
Famine- In North Lapland Drives
Teoplo to Extremities.
STOCKHOLM, Feb. 5. Serious
famine is prevalent in the district of
northern Lapland. According to a
dispatch to Dagens Nyhoter from
Kiruna, tho inhabitants in tho parish
of Velhmlna have gone to tho extent
of slaughtering dogs and cats for
foods to prevent starvation. Re
ports from the districts of Vestern
orrland and Vesterbottom in Lap
land last fall showed that a famine
was spreading in those districts,
where deluging rains had done great
damages to the wheat crops.
The "timo" to use a want ad. Is
when the first faint knock of a need
or want is heard on your door.
New Ambassador Says There
Are No Truer Friends Than
the Two Countries.
(By Associated Presj.)
LONDON, Feb. G. "I know no
truer friends of Japan than Ameri
cans and our excellent relations and
knowledge of one another will Insure
amicable outcome at an early date
of negotiations still in progress,"
such is a messago Baron Kogora
Takahira sends to America on the
evo of his departure to assume the
Ambassadorship of Japan In Wash
ington. Ho sails Saturday.
AT MERCY OF WIND AND AVAVES
STEAMER IS PICKED UP BY
(Bulletin 3::$5 p. m.)
. The steamer Plant was toned into
Coos Bay harbor today 'about 2 p.
in. Tho telephone wires being down
between North Bend nnd Empire no
details could bo learned regarding
tho boat's trip up from Frisco. It is
reported, however, that tho boat
probably suffered an accident to her
machinery rendering her helpless.
Tho steam schooner John M. Paulson
found tho Plant drifting about eight
miles up tho coast from Coos Bay
bar. This is tho boat which towed
tho Plant in, It is further stated
that she has seiini up and bears no
signs of rough usage. The Plant left
San Francisco harbor on tho after
noon of Monday. Sho was due in
this harbor yesterday morning early.
Tho Paulson, after bringing her in,
again put to sea. Tho Plant will bo
towed up tho bay by tho Columbin.
ALLIANCE COMES IN
24 HOURS LATE
Encounters Fierce AA'ind and Rain
Storms On Trip Passenger
After battling her way impotently
for hours through a storm of wind j
and rain of furious violence the Alli
ance arrived In Coos Bay this morn-
ing 24 hours late. The first adverse !
weather was struck Tuesday shortly
after crossing tho Columbia bar and
the Alliance continued to lose timo
in this storm until at tho evening the
ship's log showed a loss of almost
one-half under tho schedule time.
The second part of the storm was
struck AVednesday afternoon and tho
boat made hardly any progress in a
fierce sou'easter and blinding rain.
Following are the passengers who
arrived on the Alliance:
Isaac R. Tower, T. B. James, Mag
gie Boll, Geo. Tucker, Mrs. Tucker,
Mrs. J. Johnson, Mrs. AVelse, Mrs.
Olson, R. S. AVagner, Mrs. Hall, Mrs.
AVeidman, L. Nelson, Dennis Johns,
John Hill, Mrs. Weise, F. A. Moss,
E. M. Helmbaugh, A. AVilliams, Mr.
Bales, J. F. Cox, AV. Harris, L. B.
Mills, Mr. Hollister, AV. A. Poling and
Many Evidences of Activity
at Center of Operations of
MATERIAL ARRIVING DAILY
Five Thousand Bnrrels of Cement for
Bridge AVork Readies Drain
Steel Bridge Material Com
ing in Quantities.
A press dispatch from Drain to the
Portland Oregonian contains much
Interesting and hopeful Information
in reference to the new Drain-Coos
Bay railway. It further confirms
the many reports to the effect that
the Southern Pacific is active in its
preparations to push with all possi
ble haste this much desired extension
that will give Coos Bay rail connec
tion with the outside world.
The dispatch is as follows:
DRAIN, Ore., Feb. 2. The people
of this section are much incouraged
over the prospect of early rf sumption
of work on the Drain-Coos Bay Rail
road. Five thousand more barrels of
cement for bridge piers have just
arrived and new steel bridge mater
ial for tho road is arriving almost
It is the Intention to put to work in
April an army of men on this new
road and rush tho work to comple
tion as soon as possible. In conse
quence Drain will enjoy a tremendous
building boom this coming summer.
Sad Domestic Tragedy in Which Two
Souls arc Sent to Their Maker
(By Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, Feb. G. Gustavo
Walstedt, a carpenter, shot and
killed his young daughter and
then himself. It is believed he
Five Large Concerns Com
mence Operations After
Brief Shut Down.
ABERDEEN, AVASH., Feb. 6 The
North Aberdeen shingle mill has
opened and it is the intention of the
owners to keep it runing steadily.
The Aberdeen lumber and shingle
mill will also start up its sawmill,
shingle mill and logging camp. Tho
sawmill may run short hours for a
time but tho company will furnish
work for a large number of men in
all its departments. The Demlng
shingles mill resumed operations last
Monday. Anderson & Middleton mill,
which has had a large crew of men
at work for a number of weeks mak
ing Improvements and repairs, ex
pects to bo ready to open for regular
work in about two weeks. Tho O.
K. Logging company will also reopen
Its logging camps on tho AVishkah
river today and will give employment
to 85 men, who will all bo the old
employes If Manager Shields can find
them. Tho Burrows mill, which Is
doubling Its capacity will be ready to
begin cutting about March 1, or as
all tho machinery is placed.
WILL NOT INCREASE
Great Britain Announces That No
Naval Changes Aro Being Ma do
(By Associated Pres,)
LONDON, Feb. 6. Tho Associated
Press is officially authorized to de
clare that thero Is no truth In tho
report that tho British squadron on
tho Pacific will bo materially in
creased. No changes are being made
Law to Conserve waters of
Falls Being Persistently
DESIRE CANADIAN TREATY
Opposition Claims Law AVill Post
pone Treaty Which AA'ould Oper
ate AVitli Equal Effect on Botll
Sides of River.
(By Associated Press.)
AVASHINGTON, Feb. G. Persist
ent efforts are to bo made In con
gress to prevent tho re-enactment of
tho Burton law passed In 1906 gov
erning tho disposition of the waters
of Niagra Falls. The object of the
enactments Is to conserve the waters
of tho falls against encroachment by
commercial enterprises and will ex
piro in 1909. Those opposing re-enactment
for ten years, as is proposed
in some quarters, declare that there
is in this distinct advantage to the
Canadians who, because such a large
portion of the falls Is on tho Cana
dian side, are content to let existing
contracts remain in preference to
agreeing to a treaty which will re
strict the privileges they now enjoy.
For this reason it is argued, laws
should not be re-enacted as it will!
delay the execution of a general
treaty on the part of Canada.
Young Colorado Husband Kills AVife
and Blows Ills Own Bruins
""' (By AssocIatedPress.)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb.
G. Earl Ryan, aged 22 killed
his young wife of whom ho was
Insanely jealous and then blew
his own brains out at their
home in Colorado City this
Idaho Man, Well Known on
Coos Bay, Is Appointed
AVASHINGTON, Feb. 6.
Senators Heyburn and Borah
of Idaho anounced after an in-
terview with tho president to-
day that ho had agreed to tho
recommending of the appoint-
ment of D. A. Utter, of AVelser,
Idaho, to be surveyor general,
Vice E. G. Eagleston resigned.
D. A. Utter was well known around
Coos Bay as being ono of tho first
prime movers to install a brick plant
on an extensive scale. Ho came to
Coos Bay several months ago and
purchased property up Isthmus In
let where tho brick plant was in
stalled. Although ho has been on tho
bay at intermittent periods for al
most a year Mr. Utter has never ta
ken up residence here. Ho owns con
siderable property and Is ono of tho
most enthusiastic believers in the
Coos Bay country's future.
Secretary of tho Imperial Treasury
Tenders Resignation Because of
(By Associated Press.)
BERLIN, Feb.r G. It Is annonuc
ed that Frei Herr Von Stengal,
secretary of tho Imperial treasury,
has resigned. His retirements Is un
doubtedly connected with the finan
cial embarrassment of tho German
empire and the difficulty of finding
a solution satisfactory to tho various
states and political parties.
FOR D. A. UTTER
John Mitchell Says Will Con
fine Efforts to Candidates
and Not Parties
(By Associated Press.)
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. G. John
Mitchell, president of the United
Mine AVorkers, today said the mem
bers of the miner's union together
with all the trade unions affiliated
with the American Federation of la
bor were Interested actively in the
election, to all executive, judicial and
administrative offices, of men known
to be sympathetic to reasonable de
mands of the wage owners of tho
"It may follow, therefore," said
Mitchell, "that they would oppose
the candidacy of aspirants for politic
al honors known to bo unsympathetic
or antagonistic to tho labor move
ment." He said there was little pos
sibility of the labor organizations
entering tho political field from a
Charles W. Morse Organizer
of American Ice Trust Has
BEEN GONE SINCE MONDAY
Is Known to be Heavily Involved Fi
nancially and May Have Fled
to Escape Debtors.
(By Associated Press.)
NEAV YORK, Feb. G. Searcn was
continued today for Charles AV.
Morse, the banker, promoter and or
ganizer of tho American Ice companyj
and tho $120,000,000 consolidated
steamship company, who is not
known to have been in this city since
Monday and may havo loft town SEATTLE, Feb. G. For the pnr-
earlier. Thero Is a judgment against pose of establishing closer relatlonr.
him for ?15B,7G3, a suit against him between all departments of theabi
by tho receiver of tho National Bank I , ,' , , , .. .
.,",. , , n,o ooh i Slo nnd lumber Industry, the Pacific
of North America for $243,321, and
his homo Is mortgaged and attached. '
AVas Worth Twenty Million.
NEAV YORK, Feb. G. Since ,,,K ul lUB ''" 'cl;cl'"J " ""
Morse's elimination from the Now dcclded to reincorporate, Increase the
York banking situation ho transacted n"mber of trustees from three t
most of his business at his Fifth ,nlnc' rnlBe tho caltal stock and Km
Avn,,n rnHl,irnro within tho imst lllov a salaried secretary to loo af-
ten days he has been before tho grand '
jury several times in connection with "" "... . p
tho conduct of his banks. Prior to and adant ,tsolf to conditions as tier
the collapse of tho various enter- exlf todn-, , , Vi
prises in which he was engaged l?, a,,a"on " sW T1
Morse's fortune Was estimated at , M'ddle West retaU lumber anflsMiw
twenty million dollars. g, nd"Btrles Two-thirds of Ibos
connected with tho lumber and shin-
ENTERS WRONG HOUSE, KILLED
Stanford University Student Is Mis
taken for Night Marauder.
(By Associated Press.)
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal.,
AV. N. Cooley, of Kalispelir
Montana, a senior student ln tho on-
glneerlng department was shot and
killed early this morning by AV. Upl-
man, englneor at the University pow-
er house, Cooley had been to Menlo
Park and when he returned got Into from tho hook and, whon the on3r
Uplman's houso by mistake. Uplman, reply tho operator could get was a
alarmed by his wife, fired at tho ln- continued "bow, wow, wow," she nr
truder at short range with a 32 tilled tho police. Detectives bMSfc
calibre rifle, tho bullet entering the open' tho windows to get Into 1b
head over tho eye. place, and they wero welcomed "by
tho Joyful barks of "Scot." Tit
An Extraordinary Bargain. leaped out of tho window, and Iht
A corner 100x140 all cleared and police mndo an Investigation, nfl-
ready to build on. In AVest Marsh-jing
field on C street, $1,350.00.
STUTSMAN & COMPANY.
Ice cream and Ice cream sodas at .
The Va'.ia. J
VOTE OF FIVE TO
THREE DECIDES IT
Marshfield Selected as Place
of Holding Event At Rose
Douglas County Commission
ers Cast Their Votes in
Favor of Bay.
E-xact Date Not Decided Bui
be Some Time Before
Coos County has secured the dis
trict fair for the Oregon DJitrict.
Agricultural Association. Marab-
tfeld has been tendered the honor of
the place in which the event will be
held. The date of holding It has not
been decided, but it is thought it will
come off before the state fair is held.
The vote to establish the fair here
was carried 5 to 3. The agricultural -society
met Monday afternoon in the
office of Secretary F. G. MicillL Itose
burg. There were present at the mectins:
besides Mr. Mlcellt, who represented
Coos county, by proxy, Amos Wil kins
and H. F. Hillenbeck, representing
Lane county, and J. C. Aiken, AV. W
Cardwell and C. AV. Parrott, repre
senting Douglas county. Mr. Aiken
held the proxies of the two Coax
county commissioners. He cast hi
own vote and the two which he ton
trolled for Coos county. Mr. MieeHi
and Mr. Parrott did likewise with,
their single vote, while Mr. Cardwell
voted for Lano county with the two
commissioners from that place.
Election of officers resulted as fol
lows: C. AV. Parrott, president; IE.
- L'tf JlSS ? 2;
W...W.V, ..U ..WW J'. WW.W.W..V, ..
Micelll, secretary; J. M. AVllllamsi
assistant secretary; -J. II. Booth.,
treasurer; executive committee, Par
rott, Dement and Amos AVllklns; Fin
ance Committee, Parrott, Hollcnbedc
and John Bear.
Pacific Cor.-Jt Shippers' Association
AVill Make Itself Effective.
uoam snippers- Association nns dec
I completely reorganized. At a meefc-
I I 41, 1 -,.. U
teur. the interests of the member.
BL,"(1U8t,7, ln, th Northwf m
UlllllUlwU Villi IUU IvUI tiUlll&l'U UKW-
Dog Phoned For Freedom
"Scot,1' a brown dog, which har
boon taught to bark through the tel-
ephono, secured his own release lost
weok from a commission house lit
Chicago, where ho had been lelt
for tho night. Displeased at the
confinement, ho nosed tho receiver
tho telephone with tho recelrer
See the largest line of protty anff
comio valentines In tho city at
Coos Bay Cash Store.