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THE COOS BAY TIMES MARSHFIELD, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1909 EVENING EDITION -SIX PAGES.
FREIGHT AND PASSENGER
TRAINS COLLIDE ON RIO
GRANDE WITH AWFUL
Bl?T MEAGER BETAILS
ABE NOW OBTAINABLE
RELIEF TRAINS WITH PHYSI
CIANS AND NURSES HURRIED
TO THE SCENE MANY VIC
TIMS ARE TOURISTS.
(Special Long Distance Telephone
to The Times.)
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 16. In a
collision near here lato today, be
tween a fast passenger and a freight
train on the Rio Grando, seventy
flve lives are reported to have been
Practically no particulars were ob
tainable at noon.
Relief trains with physicians and
nurses are being hurried to the
The passenger Is understood to
have been the through train and
most of the victims tourists.
COOS BAY'S CLIMATE GIVEN AN
OTHER BOOST BY COMPARISON
WITH OTHER POINTS DURING
The recent cold snap and touch of
winter that all Oregpn, together with
the rest of the Pacific northwest has
experienced, ha3 demonstrated -that
Coos Bay has the mildest climate In
the state. The lowest temperature
recorded here was 24 abovo while on
Sunday, the coldest day throughout
the stai , the lowest recorded here
was 26 above. This coupled with
the fact that the two Inches of snow
that fell lasted less lhah a day is
proof of what Coos Day has "long
claimed the most equitable climate
in the country.
The ofilcial figures on the coldest
weather are given as follows by the
U. S. weather bureau, hyphens be
fore the figures indicating when it
was .below zero:
Hood River -4
The Dalles ; -8
P Pendleton 21
Baker City -3
K Pasco 10
Oregon City . .' , 8
Albany . . . . ., 15
Eugene . . 10
COOS HAY "i
K The Roseburg Review in com
menting on the weather there says:
Weather Observer Doll reports the
lowest temperature for the winter at
Roseburg as 17.8 recorded at 6 a.
m. on Sunday morning, Jan. 10. This
is the lowest temperature recorded
here since 1905 when 17 degrees
were recorded on Fob. 12. There has
not been so low a temperature here
in January since 1888, and it has oc
curred only twice since 1878. On
Jan. 14, 15 and 16, 1888, the ther
mometer recorded below zero, 5 de
grees, 3 degrees and 6 degrees, re
spectively, being the coldest ever re
corded here slnco this station was
established in 1877, and the only
time that the zero point has been
reached. These cold spell3 rarely ex
tend over a week in this section,
and are generally shorter. The pres
ent cold weather here Is duo to a
phenomenally high atmosprerlc pres
sure lying over northeastern Wash-
Large Amount of Business-
at January Session.
The January session of the Coos
County Commissioners closed at Co
qulllo yesterday after a great vol
ume of business had been transacted.
Most of the matters that came up re
later to road Improvements. Many
new highways are projected.
Surveys were ordered of Isthmus
Inlet above Henryville and of Catch
ing slough to Sumner to ascertain
if the commissioners will be justified
appropriating money for them. Two
new road districts were created, Nos.
13 and 28, both near Myrtle Point,
the old district being divided. Two
new water ways were also made, one
at the head of Catching slough and
one on Isthmus slough.
Road supervisors were also ap
pointed for the entire county as fol
lows: District P. O.
No. Name Address
1 Jacob Stonelake Templeton
2 C. E. Hansen Marshfleld
3 J. N. Grant " North Bend
4 A. F. Crocker Coo'ston
5 L. H. Heisner Marshfleld
0 Z. T.- Thomas Allegany
7 Guy W. Chambers Marshfleld
8 W. H. Noble Marshfleld
9 M. J. Bourne Marshfleld
10 James Stock Sumner
11 Otto Epps ' Falrview
12 ' E. N. Harry Sitkum
13" N. E. Barklow Myrtle Point
14 R. W. Billiard Bullardi
15 John Yoakam Coquille
1C William Mehl Coqull'p
17 Lentin Weekly Gravel Ford
18 Henry C. Bryant Bridge
19 Thos. Coots Bandon
20 R. Pomeroy Parkersburg
21 W. M. Kny RIverton
22 J. H. Radabaugh Arago
23 R. L. Weekly Myrtle Point
24 A. Davis Bani'jn
25 Alex Snyder Myrtle Point
20 W. H. Hayes Etelka
27 James E. Clinton Norway
28 Joe Mast Myrtle Point
29 L. A. Lawhorn McKInley
30 R. L. Wagner Lee
HYLAND OF SAN FRANCISCO ALL
BUT KNOCKS HIM OUT IN LOS
" ANGELES BOUT.
(By Associated Press.)
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 10.
Hyland of San Francisco, all but
knocked out Packy McFarland of
Chicago, In the tenth round of a
fen-round bout here last night. Mc
Farland was barely able to stay the
round out. There was no decision.
ingtonf northern Idaho, Montana and
the adjacent provinces of Canada,
the temperatures in the latter rang
ing from 30 to 40 below zero. The
snowfall here last Friday, Jan. 8th,
covered the ground to the depth of
about three inches. The greatest
amount of snowfall recorded here
in any 24 hours since 1884, when
the observations were begun was
8.1 inches, on Jan. 22 and 23, 1898.
Nq snow fell here during last Janu
ary and only ,3 of an Inch wa3 re
corded during the entire year 1908.
BROWN'S COUGn BALSAM is the
BEST remedy for Coughs. 25c and
50c at Brown's Pharmacy.
IW Kill! S I ;1 0
NEW YORK HAT MANUFACTU-
RERS BECLAitE FOR
(Special Long Distance Telephone to
to The Times.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 16. As a re
sult of seventy-five .of the leading I
hat manufacturers declaring for the
open shop, 18,000 members of the
Hat Makers Union are on a strike
hero today. Both sides have been
Breakwater Has to Fight Ice
and Severe Mead. Wind
' From Portland.
After one of the roughest trips of
the season, the Breakwater reached
Coos Bay last evening. From Port
land, the steamship had a difficult
trip 'down the Columbia, having to
break the Ice as she progresses'. Af
ter leavign Astoria, she struck the
stiff northwest gale, blowing up
wards of eighty miles per hour. As
a result, only two of her large list
of passengers were able to get down
to breakfast yesterday morning.
Owing to the lateness in getting
into port and having to take a big
cargo of coal, the Breakwater will
not be able to sail until Sunday
The incoming list of the Break
water was as follows:,
L. Bethel, R. Berg, P. Freeman, E.
Schwab, Mr. O'Kelly, Rev. Reach,
Mrs. Reach, R. Hlitis, "p. R. Tully,'
Mrs. McLain, Miss Matson, Rev. Mc
Kee, T. Hughes, Jno. WuUile, Geo.
Ellther, M. Fortunay, E. Geoman, C.
Sweta, N. Verville, M. Astlck, J. E.
Marshall, W. E. Smith, A. B. Jewett,
L. Spooner, Wm, Candlln, Frank
Wolff, H. Bauer, L. Knutson, J. E.
Lyons, Mrs. Ljons, J. E. Lyons, Jr.,
J. Melton. J. Bergman, Mrs. Berg
man, Mrs. Bergman, S. Sherwood,
St Powell, Jno. Stevens, R. A. Hazen,
G. A. Glllett, A. Roco., A. Lacy, E.
Doran, H. Harmon, O. P. Harmon,
L. Orenburg, D. L. Avery, Mrs. Ave
ry, B. F. Thlle.
PLAN FOR BEPOT.
Surrey Made For Improvement nt
The Myrtle Point Enterprise says:
"Surveyor Whereat wa3 up from
Marshfleld last weelr running somo
more lines near the proposed site of
the new depot. He Is quoted a3
stating that the proposed depot will
soon be built, and it is expected
that work on the new structure wil'
be commenced as soon as weather j
will permit in the spring. It has, been
reported that the company intends
to move the old depot building up
from the old site to the new one,
but it is "unlikely that under the
terms of tho agieement "with Hon.
Blnger Hermann, the owner of the
site, that It will be used for depot
purposes,, it may be used as a
freight warehouse, but Mr. Her
mann's agreement called for a mod
ern structure, with many conve
niences that could not be installed
In the old building."
GETS VALUABLE CLAIM.
Myrtle Point Man Discovers Ono In
The Myrtle Point Enterprise says:
"While 'on his recent visit to River
side, California, Ross B. Doyoe was
fortunate in locating a homestead ad
Joining that city and Just outside the
city, limits, being reached by a car
line. The land is under cultivation
by a man who thinks ho has title
to it for some years, and is estimated
to be very valuable. Ross' friends
will congratulate him on his good
fortune. He expects to take up hU
residence on the land in a 'ow
Farmers See the Automatic Drew
Manure Carrier at MILKER'S.
preparing for the struggle which
promises to bo of several months
The American Federation of La
bor has promised to financially as
sist the hat makers union In the
The American Federation of Labor
has also sot aside funds to continue
the fight of Messrs. Gompers and
Mitchell recently convicted of con
tempt of couit and sentenced to jail
for the boycott on the Buck Stove
Chamber of Commerce to
Raise Money to Secure
A( a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Chamber of Commerce
yesterday, it was decided that more
funds must be secured to defray the
expenses of the representatives of
jCoo3 Bay at Washington and Salem
to arrange for the Improvement of
the harbor and bar. Sometime ago,
a small amount was raised for this
purpose but additional funds are
'now needed to complete the work.
Reports from Washington' and
Salem show that the th'ngs the citi
zens of Coos Bay have set about to
accomplish will undoubtedly be se
cured now If proper attention is glv-
'en them. Consequently it would be
very poor policy not to liave the pro
gram carried out. The expenses
from now on will not be great.
i G. W. Carlton is chairman of the
committee named to solicit funds for
this purpose and will begin his work
soon. Any size contribution will be
appreciated and will aid In the work
and everyone who feels able to give
to the movement should see Mr. Carl
ton as Mr. Carlton is unable to per
sonally solicit everyone.
Oregpn Legislature to Inves
tigate Reports of Crooked
SALEM, Ore., Jan. 16. Expose
of the attempt to bribe two Repub
lican Statement Senators caused a
sensation in Salem. Several sena
tors prepared to demand an investi
gation of the charges, insisting that
if such attempts had been made the
bribe offerers should be punished
and sent to the penitentiary If pos
sible. Announcement was made at
1:30 that the correspondent would
be compelled to divu.go the bource
of his information. Among those
insisting on personal privilege and
Investigation were 16ading Antis.
These evidently wanted to discover
whore the leak was coming from.
Facts will bo asked for Monday.
The offers ot money and of Feder
al patronage were the talk of tho
Statehouse. While some members
took the matter good naturedly,
others felt they might bo under sus
picion of having been tempted and
wanted thejr skirts cleared. Ralph
Williams, Republican National com
mitteeman, and J. II. Brown, ono of
Fulton's friends, left for Portland.
Williams denied knowing anything
of money bribes, but admitted op
position was organizing against
Many Anti senators and repre
sentatives met in Williams' room at
tho hotel discussing tho senatorial
situation. The object watr to solidi
fy , tho Antls . No candldato for
senator for the Antls was proposed,
no name being montioned. A com
mittee consisting of Coffey and Me
dio was selected to see what could
be done In the way of selecting a
i as ILL. i tiJlStm
Perfect Temporary Organiza
tion of Coos Bay Fruit
The pielllmlnary meeting of the
Coos Bay Fruit Growers held In the
Chamber of Commerce rooms in
Marshfleld this morning proved a
pleasing success both in point of at
tendance and interest. Despite tho
stormy weather of the past weeV
there were nearly two score present
when Dr. C. W. Tower called the
meeting to order and called fo
speakers to state the aims and oh
objects of the gathering. F. S. Dow
and I. S. Smith talked in a general
way on the advantages of an organ
ization. Geo. W. Beale, Ivy Condron
H. Geddes and Stephen Rogers were
called upon but pleaded that they
wore there to hear the others and
not do any talking.
Dr. Tower then suggested that
someone actually identified with
fruit growing be chosen chairman
and that they proceqd w'lth their
organization. Stephen Rogers was
nominated but -declined, whereupon
H. Geddes placed in nomfnation
Frank Rood and ho was unani
mously elected. On taking the chair
he made a few appropriate remarks
and suggested that the first ques
tion was tho orgainzation ot tho as
sociation.. Upon niotfon of .J E.
ritzgerald, it was unanimously de
cided to proceed with the work of
organizing. Miss Violet Hender&on
was elected temporary secretary and
the chairman appointed a committee
consisting- of H. Geddes, A, O. Rog
ers and Geo. W. Beale to diaw up
constitution and by-law after
which tho meeting adjourned until
12:30 to perfect organization.
At 12:30 tho meeting reconvened
and heard the leport of the commit
tee on organization, which was
adopted. "Coos Bay( Fiult Growers
Association" was tho name chosen
and it was decided to form a cor
poration with a capital stock of
?1,000 divided into 200 sharos at $5
eaen. Thlrtyrfour shares were sub
scribed for Immediately by those
Present and a committee consisting
of I. S. Smith, T. M. Collvor and
John Fitzgerald were appointed to
solicit stock subscriptions from fruit
growers who were not present.
Dr. J. T. McCormac was present
and spoke briefly and to tho point
as to the merits of tl o organization
and assured them of the encourage
ment and support of tho Chamber
The meeting adjourned until 10
o'clock Saturday, January 23, when
a meeting will be held in the Cham
'ber of Commerce looms to complete
The initial meeting was a success
In every way and augurs well for
tho future of the association.
Tho following is a complete list
of those present at today's meeting.
R. Landrlth, Henry SIdwoll, W. T.
Totten, Allegany, Ore., J. W. Totton,
, Ludvig KJelland, John T. Olson,
Anson Rogers, Charles Mahaffy,
Herbert Geddes, J. Landrlth, Thos.
Blaine, M. D. Price, I. H. Price, F.
S. Dow, I. S. Smitn, Z. T Thomas,
S. C. Rogers, Geo. W. Beale, Frank1
E. Rogers, Evan It. Hodson, J. E.
Fitzgerald, W. H., Smith, T. M.
Collver, W. H. Sa'vigny, J. P.
, Thomson, C. E. Potter, C. L Smith,
Ivy Condron, A. O. Rogers and N. O.
50 acres, 20 bottom land, on one
of the main tidewater thoroughfares.
Is offered for sale a short tlmo only
at tho exceptional price of $57.00 an
acre. Worth twice that amount.
This Js for qulok sale and must bo
taken wRhln a short time.
I. S, KAUFMAN & CO.
Hare you tried The Times want
T FOR I), S.
HOUSE COMMITTEE RECCQE
MENDS $1.15,000,000 FOR Dt
PROVING DEPARTMENTS ,
MAY MEAN FLEET
FOR PACIFIC COAST;
CONGRESSMEN FROM THIS S&
TION WILL URGE ABDITIOXMi
PROTECTION FOR COAE:
CITIES AND SHIPPING.
(Special Long Distance Tolejakaaat
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. IS.
The House Committee of Coagresn
today agreed upon a bill carryjtica
appropriation of $135,000,000 roc
the United S'ates Navy. The MK
will be reported Monday, protrabl&.
If tho bill passes both Houses i
will mean the construction -ot,iF-eral
new battleships as well as tfce
extensive improvement of var,3aa
Pacific Coast Congressmen are en
deavoring to secure the promlre off
the establishment of a Paolflc ecosK
fleet If the bill goes through.
JUSTICE TOMPKINS GRANTS BnJ
ANOTHER HEARING TO PIUVB T
(Special Long DIstanco TelepYoa x
to The Times.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 16. Juaftor
Tompkins today granted Harry
Thaw a rehearing In his action to se
cure his release from the Insane asy
lum. No date was set. Thaw's
counsel declare that he will bo afcle
to prove his sanity and are confident '
that he will secure his release be
ta fore six months pass.
Roofing papjr at MILNER'S,
Vanity of Men.
In a woman's club, over tea
cigarettes, n group of Jadles cUe.
many, many instances of ,the fcoisk.
vanity of males.
"Take the case of bees,, one !
"Becuuso tho queen boo tules the hire.
because she is the absolute mistress
of mllllous of bubjects, muii up Ut .
few bundled years ago denied her sex.
ne called her the King bee.
"Pliny wioto somewhere. 'The UhC
bee is the only male, nil the rest beinjr
fonmlos.' And Moses Rusden, beekeep
er" to Charles 11.. stoutly denied, la ce
dcr to please his iojni master, that Oie
latge bee, the ruler of the hives, Jit
longed to the genvler hex.
"Even Shakespeare couldn't bear t
think that the lice of bees, the (arsct
and wisest and fall est, the hlve'a ab
solute lord. -was a female. No, nil tie.
proofs notwithstanding. Slmkespytw
called her a male. Don't you remem
bor the lines
"Creatures that by a rule In nature tcaclt
ThQ pet of order to a peopled kinfrdoix
They have a Ulpg and Qjllcers of sprta.""
Now Orleans Time-4-DemocraX.
During one of SpenUer Cannon's in
ter political fights In his dlctilct la 113-
j uols tho pppojdtlou tesorted to UesK;
j ate tuctlcs, Auipng other things frjjouls
of Uncle .Too weio summnrlly dlsmb
ed from positions thoy hold In the pub
lic service, Spuio of hs friends be
enmo Dimmed at Ibis, and one of tinm
called on tho upoaker at his losldeaot
and fenlil, somewhat excitedly:
"Joe, Smith mid .Tones luno Just Ivsfc
their positions lu the postofllce. What
aio wo going to do about it?"
Uncle .loo too! another puff at hi
cigar and then i.nt'wored, wlt'i a uenw
olent Hinl'o. 'N'ot'U g If ,ou go lui
bnttlo, j on h.m git to euxK't Sr
home dot'd i)'i I wounded."
"The poet Is burn, not mnile;" ajeO.
the provei b. In other worth, it lsift
his own fault
Ash Barrels at MILNER'S.