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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFIELD. OREGON SATURDAY, MAY, 9, 1908.
fllRliliL EVANS GIVES
D "FIREBSEN kill soldier and try to
Commander of the Atlantic
Battleship Squadron Forced
HE MAY BE MADE
A VICE ADMIRAL
Admiral Thomas Temporarily
Succeeds Sperry New
(By Associated Press.)
SAN FRANCISCO, May 9. Unos
tentatiously and without the unusual
ceremony Rear Admiral Evans today
relinquished the command of tho
Atlantic fleet to Rear Admiral Char
les M. Thomas. The flag on tho' mast
head of the Connecticut was run
down at 10:30 o'clock with salute
of thirteen guns from tho ship. At
the same instant, tho flag of Rear
Admiral Thomas on tho Minnesota
was hauled down with similar honors
and the admiral, accompanied by his
aides, entered his barge and went
aboard the Connecticut where all due
ceremony In honor of tho new com
mander In chief who will In five days
relinquish the command to Rear Ad
miral Charles N. Sperry was shown.
Rear Admiral Evans was too fati
gued to board his vessel and remain
ed at his hotel. A movement is on
foot to have Mr. Evans created a vice
admiral. Admiral Evans will leavo for
Washington tonight In his private
AT OAKLAND TODAY.
Ceremonies There in Honor of the
(Ry Associated Press.)
OAKLAND, May 9. Immense
crowds flocked into this city today to
A witness tho parade in honor of the
visiting neet. and 10 participate in uiu
welcome of tho officers and men.
Eight thousand men were In line. Tho
parade took three hours In passing
the reviewing stand. On dismissal,
the .Tackles were entertained at a
barbecue luncheon by tho ladies of
Efforts of One to Save Her
"Merry Widow" Hat Thought
(By Associated Press.)
EMPORIA, Kan., May 9. Four
young women ranging In years from
1G to 20, were drowned last night by
the capsizing of their boat in tho In
noslio river. They had gone out
after supper for a Httlo ride. What
caused the boat to capsize is not
known unless it was the efforts of
one of tho party to save a "Merry
Widow," hat which was In danger of
being blown Into tho water.
EXCURSION TO BANDON.
Large Crowd From Coos liny Will
Take Advantage of Outing
A large number of Coos Bay peo
ple will join the excursion to Bandon
tomorrow, Sunday, May 10th. Tho
excursion train will leave tho depot
In Marshfleld at S a.m. and will make
direct connections at Cedar Point
with tho Steamer Dispatch which will
land tho crowd in Bandon at 10:45.
Returning, the excursionists will
leave Bandon at 5 p. m., reaching
Marshfleld at S p. m. The round trip
rate is $1,50, children being carried
for halt fare.
Tho Acme Band will accompany
the excursion, rendering music en
route both ways. Numerous attrac
tions are being provided by Bandon
in addition to the delights of the
Get your lunch basket ready and
participate In this delightful outing.
RATTLirSHIPS AVILT; ANCHOR
FOR A TIME OVP COOS RAY IF
ATOR ROURNE WIRES NEWS
Secretary Walter Lyon of the
Marshfleld Chamber of Commerce,
late today received tho following
self-explanatory telegram from Sen
"Secretary Newburry has ordered
Atlantic Battleship fleet to stop off
Coos Bay, the weather permitting."
Arrangements will be immediately
begun for Coos Bay people to wel
come tho vessels even though they
do not come into this harbor. An
effort will be made to have tho day
declared a holiday in North Bend
and Marshfleld as soon as advice is
received when tho vessels will pass
up tho coast.
It is possible that the Breakwater,
Eureka or Alliance, which ever one
happens to be in port at the time,
may be chartered to take some North
Bend and Marshfleld people out to
seo tho fleet.
Many ..others are planning to go
to Cape Arngo or Sunset Bay and
view the passing fleet from there.
Some are planning to mako It a
picnic day, taking their lunches and
enjoying a holiday.
Much will depend on tho weather
and the hour that tho fleet will pass
up tho coast en route to Seattle.
CLEVELAND FIRM INSOLVENT.
Euclid Avenue Trust Company Makes
(By Associated Press.)
CLEVELAND, May 9. The Euclid
Avenue Trust Company has made an
assignment to tho Cleveland Trust
Company in the insolvency court. No
statement of assets or liabilities is
given. Tho last statement issued
showed $1,700,000 liabilities and the
same amount of assets.
Ole Johnson of Minnesota
Loses $3,000 Roll Near
(By Associated Press.)
PENDLETON, Ore., May 9. Olo
Johnson, a Minnesota farmer looking
for farm lands In Oregon, reports
flint ho was robbed of $3,000 on the
O. R. & N. train between Hermlster
and this city Thursday. He believes
that he was relieved of tho money
while asleep. There Is no clue.
SATURDAY EVENING GUARAN
' 2 Lots in East Marshfleld includ
ing corner, 55 each.
135 feet on C street for S800.
200 foot-squaro on Sherman ave
nue, opposite O'Connell residence,
1,500 Acres coal land S50 per acre
Choice residence corner In Seng
stacken addition, 100 foot-square,
Tho best business corner on
Broadway 75x140 for 8!1,500, this
price is for quick action and for
5 acres tracts with 270 feet water
Also 5 acres with 270 feet water
front on ship channel, for 81,100
Seo Title Guarantee and Abstract
Company, Henry Sengstackon,
USUAL Saturday night dance at
I. O. O. F. Hall, Good music fur
nished. Come one and all.
Fifty Thousand Shells Explode
During Conflagration in
Goldendale, Wash., today
Fire Loss Will Exceed
(By Associated Press.)
GOLDENDALE, Wash., May 9.
Fire hero this morning destroyed
business property worth $35,000. A
Half a Dozen Speakers Pay
Tribute to Coos Bay And
A half dozen Idaho men, investors
on Coos Bay and prospective resi
dents here, spoke before the Chamber
of Commerce last night, each paying
tribute to this section and holding up
an optimistic, roseate view of the
future. The speakers, who were in
troduced by President McCormac,
were Judge K. I. Perky of Boise, Har
ry Perkins of Coeur d'Alene, Guy C.
Barnum, and J. R. Goode of Boise
and Los Angeles.
"I have told you before of my Im
pressions of Coos Bay and my In
vestments here are conclusive proof
that It wasn't merely talk," said
Judge Perky after indulging in a
number of humorous thrusts. "I am
confident as to what Coos Bay's fu
ture Is to be, even though It takes
time to accomplish our hopes. Many
other Idaho people hold the same
view of Coos Bay and I am certain
that more southern Idaho money is
invested hi and around Coos Bay
than any other point outside of that
State. Our Interests are pretty much
the same. While we have one rail
road and you have none, we are
throttled by it and everyone is hoping
for 'the day that will bring another
line. Our hopes now Ho in the
Northwestern which has already ex
tended its line to Lander, Wyo., and
Is bound for tho coast via the Snake
River valley. It will certainly come
to Coos Bay. As to the harbor im
provement, let me suggest that every
Coos Bay citizen endeavor to interest
friends elsewhere in the necessity of
improving it. Write to your friends
in the East or in other States and
have them say a word In the behalf
of the Coos Bay harbor project to
their representatives or senators, and j
in a comparatively short time sufficient
pressure can be brought to bear to
secure what Is needed. Another sug
gestion that I have to offer that Coos
Bay take the motto of tho "Three
Guardsmen," Dumas' masterpiece,
that is "One for all and all for one."
There is a whole lot in that motto
and adherence to it will benefit any
community or group."
Others Pay Tribute.
J. R. Goode said that ho had been
first attractod to Coos Bay by the
government geological report of tho
coal deposits hero. Later, he found
time to personally investigate tho
country and he immediately became
financially Interested. Ho said that
ho hoped and believed that ho would
live to seo the day when the five
great seaports of tho Pacific coast,
named In order of their importance,
would bo "Coos Bay, San Francisco,
Seattle, Los Angeles and Portland."
He said that nature had endowed this
section with nearly all. tho resources,
including climate, that man could ask
and it simply now Is up to the people
to develop and mako tho most of
Guy C. Barnum said that he be
lieved that he had been tho first
Idaho man to tako up Coos Bay, and
that his investments hero, coupled
with tho large number of Idaho peo
ple who had come here or Invested
hero largely on his apcount, were suf
ficient evidence of his belief In Coos
Harry Perkins, after paying tribute
to Coos Bay, said that ho hoped to
make Ills permanent home hero soon.
Merely as a suggestion from an out
sider, he urged that the people hero
endeavor to get actual residents who
would produco and help develop In
stead of getting non-residents to In
vest hero and then merely leavo tho
defective flue In the jewelry store of
Smith & Dunning Is believed to have
been tho cause.
The explosion of fifty thousand
bullets during tho conflagration
make the risk of fighting the fire ex
The continual pop of tho bullets
as the fire ate into tho hardware
siore, where they were stored, made
It sound llko a real battle. Some of
the bullet3 flew far and whizzed
dangerously near the fireman.
No one was injured.
Chamber of Commerce Selects
Committee to Work With
A movement to rename and num
ber the streets of Marshfleld was In
augurated at Friday night's meeting
of the Chamber of Commerce. Messrs.
Sengstackon, Lyon and Snover were
named by President J. T. McCormac
as a committee to cooperate with the
city council to take the matter up as
soon as possible and hurry its execu -
tlon as much as possible.
Stens were also taken last nlcht to
secure additional funds to defray the
expenses of the "Cleanup movement"
which tho women of Marshfleld are
pushing to such a good advantage.
Mrs. J. T. McCormac of the A. N. W.
Club, which originated and directed
the movement addressed the meeting
briefly, merely referring to what had
been already done as every ono In
Marshfleld knows of the wonders ac-
complished and benefits derived. She
said that the women were perfectly
willing and glad to continue the
crusado until Marshfleld woiild be a
spot:ess town but that the ladies be-
lieved that the men of Marshfleld, es-
pecially the business men, Should con-
tribute the money to defray the ex
pense of removing the garbage and
refuse. She said that while the wom
en had not solicited funds for thin
work, they felt that the necessary
amount should and would bo volun- '
tarlly forthcoming, about $40 having
nlon rl V linnn nnnt rHinf n1 liv rrt vfrna '
Mrs. McCormac's few words were
enthusiastically received. President
McCormac of the Chamber of Com-
merce. who presided at last night s
meeting, said that that organization
could help some as it had funds on
hand that could be used but that ad
ditional contributions from other
sources would be gladly received
At the conclusion of Mrs. McCor-
mfek's talk ,a vote of thanks was
given by tho Chamber of Commerce
in behalf of the people of Marshfleld
to tho A. N. W. Club for what they
had accomplished in the Cleanup Day
The necessity of systematically
naming and numbering the streets
was urged by Secretary Lyon and
President McCormac and met a re-jof
snnnslve chord in thn audience. Tho.waa uelu Smny oi iiuui
making and maintenance of a city
commensurate with tho population
of Marshfleld was tho keynote of tho
thought. Tho Philadelphia system
of numbering, allowing 100 to each
block, was suggested as tho most
convenient one but tho details wero
left to the committee and tho city
council to determine.
property Idle waiting for somebody
else to develop other property and
enhance tho value of their (the non
Tho members of Baptist Ch'olr
meet at church, at 7:45, for special
FOR a swell turkey and chicken
dinner go to tho Palace.
LADIES' Muslin underwear at tho
Coos Bay Cash Store.
MOTHER will also havo a swell
chicken dinner Sunday.
GOOD turkey and chicken dinner
at tho Palaco tomorrow.
TELEPHONE to Mother's for a
good lunch for tomorrow.
CORTHELi5ICGCream sold at
the Rink, day and night.
Two Are Arrested at Syracuse
On Suspicion Corpse
(By Associated Press.)
LAPORTE, Ind., May 9.
Dr. H. H. Long, one of the phy
sicians who performed the au
topsy on the body of the woman
found burned In tho ruins of
the Guiness' home, expresses
the belief that the body Is not
that of Mrs. Guiness but Is that
of another unknown woman of
refinement. He also expresses
the belief that skulls of tho
children were crushed beforo
tho house burned.
(By Associated Press.)
SYRACUSE, May 9. The police
' have thoroughly examined two worn
' en who were taken from a train at
Rochester, one of whom is suspected
of being Mrs. Bello Guiness. The
' younger woman gave her name as
, Mrs. L. A. Herron and said that her
' companion was her mother, Mrs.
I Lucy Burton, and that they lived in
! Chicago, and both had been at their
j summer home at Franklin, Pa.
Chief Cadln will detain the worn-
on for further identification although
he admits that the younger woman
does not resemble Mrs. Guiness.
' Advices from Franklin, Pa., are
that Mrs. F. B. Herron, who Is held
in Syracuse, lives In tho country
seven miles from Franklin with her
mother, an aged lady. Mrs. Herron's
husband died in tho soutn last winter
ana tno uouy was uurieu nerc.
Qorman 0beman Placed On
I del' Actual Arrest HaS Been
(By Associated Pres3.)
BERLIN, May 9. Prlnco Philip
z" oE Eulenburg. was placed under
act,lal arrest as a rcsult of tho test' -
rhlbl: HtLU Hint 1 1 ifo
nip nnim mu qtcmirt
s UN u u mlu I un uBLBBnm
"'"" Ul lw" ""- "- ",u '""-"" "( Vere reprimand for his disrespect of
s'(l yesterday to tho effect that immllton
.io Prince had been guilty of wrong-, ago and gray hahs, Judge Hamilton,
,! "c"ns with them 25 years ago. in the Circuit court, sentenced him to
Tll arrest las to do witl1 tno te3tl" , ninety days in the county Jail for as-
I mony of thc Prlnco ln tl10 trIal of'Baulting Justlco Turpin of Empire,
I Maximilian Harden, editor of Die stewart pleaded guilty to tho charge
JZuflunft, who accused high officials of nBBauU
various depraved acts. Harden
MANV TO PORTLAND.
Breakwater Sails With Largo Pas
senger List Eurly Today.
Tho steamship Breakwater sailed
at 7 o'clock this morning, carrying
many from Coos Bay to tho northern
cities. Among those who left on her
wore the following:
J. B. Hibbard, C. A. Marcy, Mrs.
M. R. Cummlngs, Mr. Frazer, A. C.
Johnson, Mrs. Johnson, J. D. Roberts,
S. MInaro, Geo. Forlglct, J. Fisher,
Henry Butler, Mrs. Williamson, II.
Harlan, Mr. Rollins, Mr. Woods, M.
B. Stoddard, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Olson,
F. M. Goff, C. W. Albright, V. K.
Gettlns, C. A. Shelbredo, Peter Log
glo, Mrs. Richardson, C. Simmons,
A. Brown, Mr. Clinton, Mrs. A. Ab
bott, W. II. Marvin, A. C. Russell,
Mrs. Russell, 13. II. Russell, E. M.
Russell, II. A. Klen, W. F. Fry, C. R.
Humphrey, D. McAvoy, E. Kamercr,
M. Hoffoy, Wm. Hughes, E. Thomas,
A. Olson, II. Premo, F. Oswald, N.
J. Jacklns, W. F. Parker, O. A.
Burns, E. Chrlstonsen, C. E. Hamll
- T) TO TTnmMfnn Tna . Allnn T
., .i Ai..inn a n,i xr,
Allen, Miss Athorton, S. Morln, Mr.
ti ii n. r.xTi. -ur w n......in
Hamlin, Mr. McNnb, w. W. Currlo,
11. II. UUrriO.
ARE you going tonight? Whoro?
To tho big danco at tho Rink.
Ghastly Crime is Reported to
Have Occurred at Fort
Worden Last Night.
MONEY LENDER IS
VICTIM OF RAGE.
Two Members of Sixth Artillery
Under Arrest for Outrageous
(By Associated Presc.)
PORTLAND, May 9. A special to
tho Evening Telegram from Port
Townsend says that one of the most
ghastly murders ever committed in
Washington was perpetrated at Fort
Worden last night at the band head
quarters. Some time during the
night, Henry L. Johnson, tho first
clarlonettist of tho Sixth artillery,
was murdered, his body dismembered
and thrust Into the heating furnace
in the basement of the soldiers bar-
racks. A Are was then started for
tiie evident purpose of concealing the
ghastly crime by cremating the body.
This morning the charred body was
dragged from the Are by flrcmen
when they went to fire up for the day.
Tho remains were burned past re
cognition, but identification was made
from portions of the uniform that
adhered to the body. Notwithstand-
mg that the llmb3 of the victim were
severed from the trunk and the skull
battered, there were no indications of
tno deed or blood traces about tho
Johnson was a money lender and
ast nBnt jnmCs Holt, the second
cooki an(j Private Knight who were
m Johnson's debt quarrelled with
,lm. Tncy wero both caught In hid-
jng today. Tho indications aro that
tll0 murijor Was committed for rob-
Judge Hamilton Sentences As
sailant of Justice Turpin of
'(Special to The Times.)
COQUILLE, Ore., May 9. After
' giving Mr. Stewart of Empire, a so-
Thus ended tho famous balky
horso case that has attracted much
attention around Empire for many
days. As near as could bo gathered'
from the trial, Justlco Turpin traded',
a horso to Stewart. Stewart claims.
that Justlco Turpin represented tho
animal to bo sound and trustworthy,
but that Instead of being trustworthy
tho beast was balky. Stewart evi
dently wanted to get even, and, ac
cording to tho evidence, did so hy
sovoroly pummellng Mr. Turpin who
Is well advanced In years.
Hoffman Is Indicted.
Tho grand jury brought in an In
dictment against Hoffman, tho Myrtle
Point man who was arrested on tho
chargo of burning a neighbor's barn.
Tho case Is sot for trial Monday. In
sanity is oxpected to bo the defense.
Damage Suits Tiled.
Tho jury in tho caso of Graco
Flolder, administratrix of tho estato
of James Fielder, vs. tho Coos Bay,
Roseburg and Eastern Railway for
$7,500 damages, brought In a verdict
for tho dofenso. Fielder was section
foreman on tho Beaver Hill lino and;
wns run down by a train June 22,
1907. The jury held that Fioldor
was guty of contributory negligence.
D ' .
Tho case of D. W. Small vs. tho
1 r.f r
I Coos Bay, Roseburg and Eastern Is
Qr.ml1 n1lai.no Iirnnnil
of a contract which ho hold 'for ro
palrlng and Improving tho road.