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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFIELD. OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1908.
MEANS OF IMPROVING CITY
NEW YORK JUSTICE WORSTS
NEGRO IN HAND TO HAND FIGHT
Speakers of Chamber of Com
merce Point Out Needs of
Dr. J. T. McCormac, W. W.
Cardwell, Frank Waite and
F. P. Norton Talk'.
THINGS FOU MARSHFIELD TO DO
Build suitable hotel at once.
Work for tho consolidation of the
towns on tho Bay under the name of
Pave Front street and improve ap
pearance of streets.
Improve appearances of water
Make success of Second Southern
Oregon District fair.
These were the principal things
advocated at Friday night's meeting
of the Chamber of Commerce by W.
V. Cardwell of Roseburg, Dr. J. T.
McCormac, F. P. Norton, Frank
Waite and Secretary Walter Lyon.
Their advocacy was enthusiastically
applauded by all present.
The address of Dr. J. T. McCor
mac, president of the Chamber of
Commerce, who had just returned
from a trip through northern cities,
was particularly interesting because
he told how these cities are accom
plishing tho things that Marshfleld
and Coos Bay must soon do. The
object of his trip was largely to get
ideas and information for the up
building of Marshfleld and parti
cularly for building the new school
buildings for which the issuance of
$50,000 in bonds was recently au
thorized. Rapid Development.
"The discovery that impressed me
most on the trip Is the remarkable
growth and development of tho en
tiro Northwest," said Dr. McCormac.
"Every city is growing rapidly, thou
sands coming in from the East and
all sections to make their permanent
homes tehre. Portland, Seattle, Spo
kane and Tacoma aro growing so
fast that they can scarcely provide
school-room for the additional chil
dren that aro entering tho public
schools although most 01 the cities
believed that tho improvements and
new buildings erected last season
would bo adequate for sometime to
come. In Seattle, they have had to
resort to portable school buildings,
structure erected so that they can be
moved through tho streets from one
section to another as the demands
of a certain school necessitate addi
tional room. This condition con
fronts them despite the many com
modious, handsome modern school
buildings that have been erected dur
ing the past year. Seattle now has
about 35,000 pupils in its public
schools, Portland about 30,000, Spo
kane about 1G.000 and Tacoma
about the same.
"Spokane, they tell me, has sud
denly pushed ahead of Tacoma, now
leading tho Puget Sound city in the
number of school children, in size
of bank clearances and In other par
ticulars. All aro pushing ahead
rapidly, boosting and exerting every
possible energy to develop a great
city. Millions of dollars aro being
spent on tho streets, new paving be
ing put in, grades ordered cut down
and streets in the business sections
widened although the latter means
the destruction and alteration of ten
"I was Impressed with the neces
sity of consolidating tho towns on
Coos Bay under tho name of "Coos
Bay" a number of times while away.
Nearly every one knows of Coos Bay
and Is favorably impressed with the
reports of It but few have ever heard
of Marshfleld or tho other towns on
the bay. Tho secretary of the Seat
tle Commercial club told me that one
of tho things that had helped Seattlo
materially was tho consolidation or
absorption of tho several small
towns that were near together.
"I made a number of inquiries
concerning paving and found that
only In one Instance had wooden
blocks proved satisfactory. This ono
instance was on Fourth street in
Portland, where largo blocks, treated
with creosote, are standing up well
under the heavy travel. Most of the
people favor bltullthlc paving al
though Seattlo is partial to vitrified
brick. These discoveries impressed
me with tho necessity of Marshfleld
to reconsider the determination to
pave hero with wooden blocks. Of
course, wooden blocks would be
cheaper hero on the start, being a
homo material, but we are building
for tho future. Brick would be too
expensive to import but the blthu
llthlc might be considered.
Tho Hotel Proposition.
"I was half ashamed when I was
compelled to answer several in
'qulrles about what Marshfleld bad
dono concerning hotel facilities to
toll them that wo had not accom
plished anything. The only thing I
could answer was that we had or-
Russian Lion Throws Up the
Sponge when he Finds that
He is Worsted.
(By Associated Press."
CHICAGO, April 4. In explaining
his surrender as the champion wrest
ler of tho world to Frank Gotch of
Iowa nfter they had tugged and
struggled for supremacy for two
hours last night, George Hacken
schmidt, "The Russian Lion" said to
day that Gotch is the best man In tho
world, also that he felt himself get
ting weak and that ho knew defeat
was to be his portion, so he gave up
CAMBRIDGE WINS FROM
OXFORD FOR THIRD TIME.
Famous 'Varsity Race at Putney Re
sults in Easy Victory for
(By Associated Pres3.)
PUTNEY, England, April 4. For
tho third year in succession, Cam
bridge won the 'Varsity by defeating
Oxford by two and a half lengths.
Cambridge lead from the start.
ganized a $75,000 company and or
dered plans but that somehow or
other the movement had gono to
sleep. This is bad as many thou
sands of people will shortly visit
Coos Bay and we should have hotel
facilities for them. This will be par
ticularly true during tho fair in Au
gust. We must do something about
"Only one point that my daughter
and I visited, tho enthusiastic boost
er spirit of progress has not stirred
them up and that is Victoria. It is
a fine city but tho people aro in
clined to a life of ease. They get
down to work at 9 o'clock In the
morning and quit at 4 o'clock. They
are opposed to the strenuosity mark
ing business everywhere else and aro
not making any effort to hasten the
Pavo Front Street.
W. W. Cardwell of Roseburg,
spoke briefly. He said it was his
first visit to Coos Bay proper and
was pleased with tho enthusiasm
and cordiality of the citizens, tho op
portunities of wonderfuuly develop
ment hero and the determination of
almost every one to help it along.
"There is one thing, though, that
Marshfleld should do," said Mr. Card-
well, "and that is to improve its
main street (meaning Front street),
I don't like to criticise but it Is real
ly too bad for so good a town to
have so bad a street. Roseburg is
going to put in eighteen blocks of
paving this year. We will uso bltu
llthlc. It will cost about $2.25 per
square yard and for forty-flvo cents
more tho company will insure it for
"Another thing that you should
and will do, and that is to make the
Second Southern Oregon district fair
hero a success. A large number of
people will como and their Impres
sion of Coos Bay will depend upon
what they see at tho fair. Your
races are going to be good and there
is no reason why you shouldn't have
the finest exhibit of products that
has ever been gathered together in
the country. This, I am sur, will
be done and I am going to help."
Money for Fair.
Secretary Walter Lyon reported
that about ?1,C00 had already been
raised for erecting buildings and Im
proving the grounds for the fair, In
suring that it would bo held,
F. P. Norton said that In order to
make tho fair a success, everyone
must help. Ho urged that everyone
como to tho Chamber of Commerce
and suggest things that Bhould bo
dono to make it better. He said
that tho plans for Improving tho
grounds wero progressing nicely and
that everything was lining up In
good shape for the races. However,
much work will have to bo dono to
arrange for the exhibits. Ho re
quested that ull suggest tho things
and products for which prizes should
bo offered and then that everyone
see that everything that looks like a
prize-winner bo placed on exhibition.
He was heartily applauded.
Need of Hotel.
"Tho crying need of Marshflold Is
a new hotel, adequate for the town,"
said Frank Watte. "I know because
I have had to live at tho hotol here
for about three years. Thousands
are going to come here within tho
next few months and if you don't
provide sultablo hotel conveniences
for them, they are going to be sore
on the town. California cltiea are
building elegant hotels galoro and
thore is no reason -why Marshfleld J
shouldn't have one."
Nasburg Family Said to Have
United and All Turned
DEVELOPMENTS IN CASE.
Snn Francisco Papers Give Many De
tails of Peculiar Entanglement
The San Francisco Call of Wed
nesday prints the following story:
Harry Nasburg was awakened to
the true character of Mrs. Fannie M.
Austin yesterday and discarded her.
The crippled dupe on whom she has
lived for four years and through
whom she obtained an Influence over
his mother, Mrs. Nasburg, recognized
her at last as a woman gauging
friendship by dollars and drew away
The belief of tho mother and son in
tho woman, first shaken by an ac
count of her past, her arrest for
grand larceny and her shady reputa
tion, published in Tho Call, was com
pletely shattered yesterday afternoon,
when, on consulting their attorney,
William H. Jordan, they discovered
the tales to be correct. On the advice
of Jordan they agreed to leave the
woman and become reconciled to
Claude Nasburg, another son, who
has been pushing tho investigation.
Tho latter, eager for a reconciliation
with his mother and brother, from
whom he had become estranged on
account of his exposure of Mrs. Aus
tin, readily agreed to give up his
power over his mother's estate into
tho keeping of Attorney Jordan.
Having accomplished his purpose,
that of destroying Mrs. Austin's in
fluence over his relatives, he left the
city last night for his home in Marsh
field, Ore., but before going he de
clared his readiness to return and
testify against Mrs. Austin in the
criminal charges which in all prob
ability will be placed against her be
fore the week Is out.
Pleads in Vain.
Mrs. Austin made ono last desper
ate effort to retain her hold on the
cripple and his wealthy mother, but
without result. Sho pleaded, begged
and wept and pointed to four years
of friendship in vain.
In tho midst of this turmoil of de
ceit and double dealing, these wild
schemes and Chadwickian maneuver
ii.fco there has blossomed a romance,
and when Nasburg left Mrs. Austin
last night It was with the declaration
that he would marry her daughter,
Helen. What part tho girl had play
ed In the whole muddle of finance
and affection is not known. Tho gen-
oral impression is that sho was the
unsuspecting medium used in mani
pulating tho Nasburg thousands Into
tlu jjoeketbook of Mrs. Austin. What
0'""' was her position she became at
tached to Nasburg and at the last
juncture she went to the man sho
Tho Cornelia hotel, which Mrs.
Autln has made her .leadquarters,
was the scene of a peculiar gathering
last night. Mrs. Austin, tearful,
stormy and hypnotic, was the primal
figure. Helen, her daughter, almost
a nervous wreck from tho knowledge
of her mother's past life, was swayed
hitner and thither by conflicting
emotions. On the ono hand was her
mother and on tho other her fiance.
Her horror at the shame into which
sue has unwittingly been plunged
was accentuated by her love for Nas
burg. Plays on Affections.
Tho mother, seeing her opportu
nity, played her last card. She recog
nized Nasburg's affection for her
daughter, and knowing its strength
used it with the finesse of an artist.
Her game for a fortune had been
swept aside; all that remained waB to
play for her safety, and in a few
words sho told tho Nasburgs that sho
would make no opposition to tho mar
riage of Helen and Harry and would
trouble them no more If they could
induce Claude Nasburg to destroy the
documentary evidence against her.
It was her trump card and it lost.
Tho papers were in tho safe of Attor
ney E. B, Young, and tho prosecution
was being pushed, not by Harry Nas
burg, but by Reuben H. Lloyd for the
forgery of tho signature of his name.
Tho woman took tho blow without a
v.ord and stamped oft to her room,
and tho Nasburgs proceeded to pack
up their belongings prior to leaving
Mrs. Austin and tho Cornelia hotel.
With tho smash of tho hopos of
Mrs. Austin has been made public tho
details of tho manner in which she
worked her scheme.
When tho Nasburg and Austin
fimilies wero living together at 1214
Telegraph avenue it was their custom
to hold seances. Tho franco medium
at those seances was a Mrs. Spencer,
who, in tho parlance of her profes
sion, was known as a "horn" me
dium. Ono spirit traveling Incognito
under tho namo of "Sunshine" ad-
(Continued on Pago 6.)
Jeremiah Crowley who was
Ousted from Chicago Church
STENOGRAPHER THE BRIDE.
Criticism of Church Affairs Caused
.Ills Expulsion Now in ltonl Estate
(By Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, April 4. Tho Record
Herald says; Jeremiah Crowley, a
former Roman Catholic priest whose
criticism of the affairs of the church
In tho Chicago diocese brought him
under the ban of an ecclesiastical
edict, is now a married man engaged
in the real estate business at Ellens
burg, Wash. Ho Is alleged to have
married Miss Blanche McLeod, his
The first announcement of tho
marriage is made in- tho "True
Voice," a Roman Catholic periodical
published at Omaha, the paper re
ceiving the information from Rev. J.
C. McCarthy, a priest of the parish In
Schuyler, Neb., of which Mrs. Crow
ley was a communicant.
Known in Washington.
(By Associated Press.)
, ELLENSBURG, Wash., April 4.
The Rev. Jeremiah Crowley Is en
gaged In the real estate business at
Patterson, Wash., in Benton county.
Le is a frequent visitor at Ellens
burg, but nothing is known hero of
tho alleged marriage.
News is Confirmed.
SCHUYLER, Neb., April 4. D. D.
McLeod, postmaster at Schuyler, to
day confirmed the report of the marr
iage of his sister, Blanch E. McLeod
to Jeremish J. Crowley, the former
priest. They were married two weeks
INDICTED OFFICIALS OF THE
TITLE GUARANTEE AND TRUST
COMPANY OF PORTLAND, WILL
BE TRIED IN MARION COUNTY
ONE JUDGE OPPOSES
(By Associated Press.)
PORTLAND, Ore., April 4. T.
Thorhurn Ross, T. T. Burkhart and
John E. Altchson, indicted in con
nection with the failure of the Title
Guarantee & Trust Co., wero today
granted a change venue by the state
circuit court of this county. Judges
Cleland, Gantenboin and Bronaugh
favored the bankers in their motion
while Judge O'Day dissented on tho
grounds that thero is no reason why
indicted men cannot havo a fair trial
In this county. Tho three judges
were a unit on selecting Marlon coun
ty for the place of tho trial.
Over 100 Flee in Scanty Attire
from Burning Building at
(By Associated Press.)
MEADVILLE. Pa., April 4. Over
ono hundred guests of tho LaFayette
Hotel were forced to fleo in scanty
attire by a flro which destroyed tho
hostelry early this morning. Tho
loss Is $100,000. Tho flro had made
such progress when discovorcd that
tho halls were filled with smoke. Tho
guests didn't havo timo to savo tholr
baggago and somo of them couldn't
oven get their clothes, rushing Into
tho street In their night robes. No
ono was injured.
MILLIONAIRE IS ROBBED.
Shrewd Pickpocket Pos.cs as Custom
Officer at San Francisco,
(By Associated Press.)
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4. F. S.
Royster, a millionaire planter of Nor
folk, Va who has been touring tho
Orient and was a passonger on tho
steamer Mongolia which arrived last
night was robbed of $G,000 in bank
of England notes, $100 in American
gold and his railroad thjtots cast.
Several oJher persons also ptated
that they had been robbed of smaller
amounts. In reporting ills loss,
Royster said that ho thought tho
pickpocket who searched him was
a custom officer. Ono man, William
Lambert, was arrested on suspicion.
I LniilLu SSuui
Minority Congressmen Try to
Compel Republicans to Con
cede Certain Matters.
WASHINGTON, April 4. The
leaders of tho two parties in tho
House agree that tho battle in which
Democratic minority expects to fight
out to a finish its programme en
deavoring to secure by coercion cer
tain legislation demanded by them
and In part recommended by the
president and that tne Republican
party will abandon its defensive at
titude and carry tho war across the
Five big appropriation bills for tho
District of Columbia, Naval Academy,
Naval Sundry Civil and General Defi
ciency have not yet been disposed of
and the fighting order of tho minority
is to compel action on their selected
measures by blocking all action.
Neither minor bills nor debates of
any length will bo allowed to con
sumo tho time remaining. The under
standing is that the Republicans aro
prepared to bear up against tho war
fare of the minority for a limited
time without recourse to the "Dead
ly weapon of tho majority, the rules
committee," but aro determined that
tho Democrats will not be allowed
to imperil by delay the big appro
priation bills. Speaker Cannon will
not Invoke tho "Dilatory motion," de
cision unless forced to.
Tho House Committee on Rules to
day agreed to a programme to break
the existing filibuster. It provided
for tho passage for the deficiency ap
propriation bill now beforo tho Houbo
without intermediate mention and for
the dispensing of tho first rending of
the district of Columbia appropria
tion bill which Is to follow tho defi
ciency bill. It limits tho general be
bate on the District bill to two hours.
Over 50,000 Workmen Pay
Tribute to Victims of Troops
in Last Outbreak.
(By Associated Press.)
ROME, April 4. A procession of
50,000 workmen of Romo made their
way through the main thoroughfares
today to the cemetery whero tho men
who were killed in tho riqting Thurs
day are buried. Tho progress of tho
parado was witnessed by thousands.
Upon arrival at tho cemetery, flowers
wero deposited on tho graves of tho
victims Thero wore speeches but no
disorder. Troops wero present In
AT SALT LAKE
Over 15,000 Latter Day Saints
Gather for 78th Annual Con
ference. (By Associated Press.)
SALT LAKE, April 4. Tho 78th
annual conference of tho church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day SalntB
was called to order In tho tabornaclo
today, Tho conforenco Is expected
to bo without any unusual Incident.
About 15,000 Mormons from all parts
of tho West aro hero to attend tho
Wholesale Price Ciws Down Twenty
CeiitH Per Barrel.
Just as wo go to press F. S. Dow
Informs us ttmt tho flour market
which has shown a weakness for
somo timo has declined 20c per bar
rel. Tho Sporry Flour Company who
bellovo that tho rotail prlco should
follow tho wholesalo, announces a
llko declino to tho consumer making
tho new prlco $1.40 per sack from
For conservative investment, try
Judge James O'Gorman Puts
Brawny Black Burglar to
LATTER TRYING TO
ROB HIS residence:
Jurist Used his Fists to Such are
Advantage that Thief had to
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, April 4. Justice
James O'Gorman of the supreme
court engaged In a hand to hand fight
with a giant, a negro who forced hla
way Into tho O'Gorman residence
early today, it is alleged, for the
purpose of burglary.
The negro first attacked tho butler
when tho later attempted to eject
Hearing tho scuffle, Judge O'Gor
man telephoned to the police there
joined in tho flght using his fists to
such an advantage that the negro
was put to flight. Tho negro was later
Several Likely to Die as Result
of Battle on Mexican Border
(By Associated Press.)
DOUGLAS, Ariz., April 4. Ranger
Jeff Kidder is reported to havo been,
perhaps fatally wounded and three
Mexican officers killed or injured la
a battlo at Naco today.
Representative Gets Two Af
fidavits Upholding Charges
Against Electric Boat Co.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, April 4. Repre
sentative Lilloy, author of tho resol
ution for nn investigation of the
methods of tho Electric Boat Com
pany, placed in ovldenco an aflldavit
dated March 12 and signed by Sam
uel Ferguson who sworo that durlusc
tho fall and winter of 1902 ho served
In tho navy In tho capacity of chloiT
electrician and that during that timo
ho served upon several submarine
boats owned by tho Holland Torpodo.
Boat Company, or Its successor, that
many of tho crow of theso boats wore
sailors in tho United States navy re
ceiving pay from tho United States
Government and In addition thereto
receiving wages from tho Holland:
Company. Tho statement offered a.
substantiation of tho charges that
tho Electric Boat Company had paidY
money to enlisted men,
Lilloy also Introduced an affidavit
from John C. Lako, vice-president
of tho Lako Torpedo Boat Company
dated March 1C to tho effect that
Charles Ferry, a representatlvo of
tho Bridgeport Company told him
that President Bowles of tho Fore
River Ship Building & Engine Com
pany had asked Ferry to uso all ths
infiuonco posslblo upon a Connecti
cut Congressman to Induce him not
to uso his Influence in favor of the
Lako Company but to uso It In favor
of tho Electric Boat Company and
that If ho was successful tho Fore
River Company would mnko con
tracts with tho Bridgeport BraBS Co
for $100,000 worth of goods. Ferrr
In his testimony Wednesday denied
that thero was any such transaction)
or any proposition made to him.
TROUBLE IN PARIS.
Fifteen Thousand Workmen aro
Locked Out By Employers
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS, April 4. Fifteen thoiw
nnd masons, bricklayers and allied
workmen wero locked out today a
a result of tho Innblllty of employers
and tho employed to agreo upom
wages and hours.
Eastslde presents tho doe? resf
doucu district on Coog Bay.
IN RACE ROW