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THE COOS BAY TIMES MARSHFIELD, OREGON. TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1909 EVENING EDITION
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Representative Willett of New
York Scores Chief Execu
tive In Speech.
WORST EVER HEARD
BEFORE THAT BODY
Goes After Him Personally and
Tries to Belittle His
I By Associated Press.!
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 19.
Characterizing President Roosevelt
as a gargoyl and as "This pigmy de
scendant of Dutch trades people"
and charging him with having "es
tablished a court in the White House
which would have delighted the
heart' of his admirer Alexander Ha
milton,',' Mr. Willett of New York, In
the House, made one of the most
bitter attacks on the chief executive
ever heard In that body. Willett
took for his subject, "The passage
of Roosevelt," and in a speech of
great length that dealt with numer
ous of the President's acts since he
came into ofllce, scathingly denounc
ed him. It was so bitter that the
House Interrupted him and by a vote
of 7S to 1C denied Willett privilege
continuing and completing his
However, before the Interruption,
Willett had said among other things,
"He plays the tyrant, to be sure but
he Is a tyrant who fears the carni
val tickler. He sees things that have
a bad smell, but the fresh breeze of
capitol hill does not let odor linger.
He tries our patience, but he is al
ways good to laugh at." Willett
gave a brief biography from Roose
velt's beginning as a cowboy down
to the present time, and accused
him In his early manhood of having
had preposterous notions and "Hav
ing knifed" Secretary Long, of being
a warrior alone In Cuba, of having
won a governorship In New York by
a mere fluke wheji a false halo of
San Juan Hill was above his head,
the beneficiary of an assassin's act
and as a last crowning piece of
luck, the nominee for president,
when all the aggressive elements of
passion wanted to see their own
candidate defeated. The gargoyle
has been funny from the hour It left
Its native quarry."
Willett unsparingly criticised the
various acts of Roosevelt, his treat
ment of Mrs. Morris, his alleged at
tacks on Washington, Jefferson Mon
roe, Pierce, Jackson, Tyler and
others and called the roll of the so
called Ananias club and took up
the defamation of Admiral Schley,
and t'he Insults to General Miles.
"The President," Wllett declared
"Showed his teeth at all rpnl
heroes because real heroes are gall
and wormwood to bogus ones." He
, accused the President of bull dozing
President Castro of bruta'ity treat
ing the Filipinos and marooning Col
onel Stewart. He has allowed scan
dalous conditions to exist in the
army and navy, and has given a
Scotch verdict in connection with
the alleged Panama Canal scandal."
FLOOD IN WASHINGTON.
Many Families Tn Pnlouso Vnlley
Driven From Homes.
(By Associated Press.)
COLFAX, Wash., Jan. 19. The
highwaters of the Palouse river
drove 25 families from their homes
north of Colfax. The lower portions
of the town are flooded but no seri
ous damage is expected If the ice In
the rivers will bo dynamited.
FOHAKEIt DENIES IT.
Says He AVill Not Do Attorney For
(By Associated Press.) ,
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 19.
Senator Foraker in signed statement
says, it Is not true that he will bo
come the counsel of the discharged
negro soldiers of the Twenty-fifth
Infantry on his retirement from the
Senate on March 4.
CUT RATE TO
Railways Make Big Reduction
On One-Way Homeseeker
Business This Spring.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 19. No
news that has been received by the
people of Oregon during the last
twenty-four months Is so important
as the announcement that the trans
continental railroads will make a
rate .beginning March 1, and con
tinuing until April 30th, from Kan
sas City, Omaha, St. Paul, and Min
neapolis, Winnipeg and other simi
larly situated towns, to all main line
railroad points In Oregon, for $25.
The rate from Chicago is $33, from
St. Louis $30.50, with a proportion
ate low fare from all points in the
United States. This should add
many thousands of actual settlers to
the. population of Oregon. These
art? one-way tickets, and If travellers
desire to return to their former
homes in the older eastern states
they would have to pay full fare,
i Every commercial club and adver
tising bureau In the state, as well
'as every real estate firm, should be
gin immediately to advertise these
rates. Every citizen of Oregon
should write personal letters to old
friends and acquaintances remind
ing them that the rate is good to
their town. But the ticket must bo
bought to the po'lnt of destination
It's Just as cheap to the most dis
tant Oregon point as to one just over
the border of the state.
TAFT AVILL APPEAR.
Brother of Presiilent-Elcct Witness
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 19.
C. P. Taft, brother of W. H. Taft,
will appear before the grand jury
tomorrow in connection with the
Panama Canal libel proceedings.
Taft arrived here from Augusta to
day where he has been visiting his
North Bend Faucets "Dry"
Today As Result of Plat
" B Accident.
A small landslide in Plat B last
night shortly before midnight put
the water service to North Bend out
of commission and as a result all
North Bend waterfaucets have been
on the "dry" list today. The water
company has had a force of men at
work on the break since midnight
and at noon, it was stated that it
was hoped to have the service to
North Bend restored within a few
Owing to the break, the water had
to be turned off in Ferndale also for
a while today while the main was
For a time, it was feared that
the Gas and Electric Company would
have to close down as Its North Bend
plants are supplied with water by
the water company.
ICE CUTS EUREKA.
ASTORIA, Oro Jan. 19. The
steamer Eureka arrived down the
river Thursday evening after having
a hard time getting through the Ice,
as was evidenced by her hull being
pretty badly cut up by tho Ice. She
reported the Ice in some places to
bo thick and packed hard and It
was evidently freezing fast in the
vicinity of Walkers Island.
SUDE BRBUES -
Long Distance Telephone
Wires and Western Union
Wires Down and Wireless
Can Do-But Little.
A savere wind and rainstorm has
played havoc with telegraph and
telephone facilities on Coos Bay.
The long distance phone line be
tween Myrtle Point and Roseburg
went down about noon and Manager
had not been restored late this aft
ernoon. The Western Union wires
wnet down about noon and Manager
Schetter can't even prophesy when
service is likely to be restored. As
yet, the local station of the United
Wireless is able to give but little
service In the daytime and In con
sequence, Coos Bay is again out of
Herbert Lockhart Loses Suit
Over Depot Baseball
! In a peculiar action involving
Block 10 of Railroad addition to
the city of Marshfleld, known as the
depot baseball park, Judge Hamil
ton of, the circuit court, has ruled
against Herbert Lockhart and in fa
vor of Emmerson Ferry, Mrs. Em
merson Ferry, George Ferry and HI
Wright. Mr. Lockhart was suing
for specific performance of a con
tract to sell him the property.
It seems that the four defendants
had signed a contract for the sale
of the property to Mr. Lockhart and
acting on it had furnished a deed
transferring It to him. Mr. Lock
hart refused the deed, claiming that
the Instrument was defective. Then,
it Is alleged, the defendants cancel
led the contract, claiming that they
were unable to furnish any different
Instrument. Then Mr. Lockhart be
r,m his su'.t for specific performance
of the contract for the sale of the
block, asking that the defendants be
'compelled to furnish a deed that
would be acceptable to him. It was
In this action that Judge Hamilton
decided adverse to him. Mr. Lock
hart now plans to appeal the case
to the Oregon Supreme Court, about
?4,000 is Involved.
J. M. Upton, Tom Mlnot and others
represented the defendants in the"
Another Cnse Decided.
Judge Hamilton has alho handed
down a decision in favor of the
plaintiffs in the case of the Belt Line
Railway vs. Eckhoff. It seems that
Mr. Eckhoff had purchased sevn
acres from the plaintiff In Bangor,
and then sold it again before he had
completed the payments under his
contract for Its purchase. About
$20,000 is involved in the case.
Upton and Farrln appeared for the
Famous Spring Hill Institute
tuy Associated Press.)
MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 19. The fa
mous Spring Hill College, one of the
oldest Jesuit colleges in the south
ern states -and well-known through
out the United States and Europe,
was destroyed by fire today. There
was no loss of life. The fire started
in the chapel where 325 student"
were at morning service. Imme
diately the students commenced but
tle with tho flames, but could no
stay their spread. Nino colWe
buildings were destroyed. Tho
cause of the fire has not been asa-talncd.
touch with the outside world.
No damage has been done here by
the severe southwest gale that pre
vailed for the past twelve hours and
the accompanying rainstorm aside
from the Plat B landslide that shut
off the water service to North Bend.
The damage to the telephone and
telegraph line seriously hampers
The Times, shutting off Its telegraph
news at the most Important hours
of the dny. It Is especially bad
today owing to the general Interest
in the Oregon leglrlature proposed
action on the 'United States senator
ship. The local tide this morning reach
ed a high mark of the year, being
about a foot above the previous ones.
In consequence, the dike along Rail
road addition was threatened for
a while but no serious damage was
done to it.
WIND AND ICE
Alliance Won't Reach
i I i
After being delayed nearly twenty- couple of hours hard work. Orchl
four hours by the Ice In the Colum- nl is certainly a terror according
bia river, -the steamship Alliance is to the impressions one gets of him
now bucking a stiff southwest wind from the sheriff's ofllce.
from Astoria to Coos Bay and will He professes to be unable to un
probably be delayed a dozen or derstand a word of English so con
more hours by it. Agent H. W. versation with him Is limited to
Skinner received word this morning signs, and the signs are that the
that she had got away from Astoria man is sure "bug-house." At any
but on account of the storm he did rate he showed the ofllce force a
not anticipate that she would be able good time for a while,
to reach Coos Bay before late this
evening or possibly until tomorrow
Today, the local wireless station
has been trying to get in touch with
the wireless that has just been in
stalled on the Alliance but at 2
o'clock had not been able to do so. eating Its new quarters with appro
- prlato ceremonies. The club is'com-
M. F. PLANT IN.
The M. F. Plant arrived last even
Ing from San Francisco after a fair'
ly good voyage. Saturday she was
Inspected In 'Frisco and passed with
out any recommendations. She will
sail for 'Frisco tomorrow. Her In
coming passenger list follows:
Theo. Bradley, J. H. Johnson, C.
A. Rutherford, Alfred Johnson, Mike
F. Barry, J. H. Babinske, Bill J.
Slattery, T. A. Ashmon, H. Hadon,
Mrs. Hadon, Ella Wlensteln, Ro?e
Sperling, N. O. Dodge, C. C. Carter,
Mrs. L. C. Reynolds, C. McGhee and
ROOSEVELT WON'T ATTEND.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 19.
President Roosevelt has declined an
invitation to attend the national ta
riff commission convention in India
napolis February 1C. He does not
desire to interfere in a question
which will be settled by his succes
sor, W. H. Taft.
John H. Woodbury, Dermato
logist, "Reported to . Have
fRy Associated Press,)
NEW YORK, Jan. 19. A man be
lieved to be John H. Woodbury, tho
dermatologist, committed suicide at
Sea Cliffs Inn, on Coney Island. A
bullet wound In the head and nhf
in the abdomen caused his death.
REPORT ON OREGON HANKS.
SALEM, Ore., Jan. 19. The blon
nlif? report of tho sta'o bank ex
aminer, gives the condition of tho
132 banks in the state. During tho
period covered by the report six
bpnks failed, involving sums aggrp
Stefano Orchini, North Bend
Italian, Causes Trouble
COQUILLE, Ore., Jan. 19. Even
the lives of the regulars at the
county court house have their spicy
moments, as was proven when Ste
fano Orchini, an Italian, turned on
I the water in the jail at the court
I house. Orchini was brought over
.from North Bend by Sheriff Gage on
a charge of Insanity and attempted
arson and was put In a cell after
Not long after he was locked up
one of the employes In the sheriff's
ofllce had occasion to go down to
the jail and he found the entire
jail flooded with water. Assistance
was called and with the help of all
tho available men In the building,
the mess was cleaned up after a
ROSEBURG OPENS NEW CXUII.
Club Dedicates New
Quarters With Ceremony.
ROSEBURG, Ore., Jan. 19. Tho
Roseburg Commercial Club Is dedl-
posed of 170 members, and with tho
advantages of its new quarters,
which are among tho finest of the
state, they will be better able than
ever to carry on their work
the outside boosters present at tho
meeting are Tom Richardson and J.
W. Bailey, of Portland.
Legislature In Washington
Frowns On Forty-Day Ses
(By Aosoclated Pness 1
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 19. An
effort to put a Joint resolution
through the Senate to adjourn at
the end of forty days, met with scant
encouragement, only six of the 38
members present voting for the re
solution. Bills in the Senate includ
ed one to Increase the slato road
tax one-half of one mill, a bill ap
propriating $200,000 for the state
Honlo for the Aged, Blind and In
firm; a bill to permit hotels to sell
liquor on Sundays to bona fldo
. In response to a Joint resolution
'requesting congress to pas3 a gon-
!eral rivers and harbors appropria-
Ition bill received by the legislature
j from Congressman Jones in which ho
says, "Insistence on pascage of bill
likely to result in no appropriation
Tho House had a brief session this
morning but, no business was trans
acted. SHOCKS AT .MUSSINA.
Quakes Frequently Felt In Sh-Uy'H
' ( Bv Associated Press.)
MESSINA, Sicily, Jan. 10 3'Ight
earthquake shocks continue here at
Local Men Cover Officials ani
Get Away With Coin But
ONE LANDED IN
f IFTEEN MINUTES
Partner Caught While Coolly
Doing Work Money
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore., Jna. ML
Klamath Falls had a startling SajF
light bank robbery In which UicrK
was much Imitation of the recess.
Portland robbery. The robbers are
now in jail and most of the easfa
recovered. Two men wearing; grees
masks entered the Klamath County
Bank at 11:4G o'clock, when, on?
Cashier Alexander Martin, Jr was
behind the counter and Don. J. Zmrt
walt, city engineer, was transacting
some business at the wicket Batik
were ordered to put up their handsc
Just at that juncture William A.
Brower, a lawyer, entered the banfc
and as one of the robbens turned
the point of the gun toward him, ho
pushed the weapon away and at
tempted to turn it toward the other
robber. He was commanded by the
robber to stand next the wall, aitfl
advised by Zumwalt to do so, woitk
A coarse bag was handed the eas.
ler with Instructions to place tho
money in it. He put a total cX
$3,230 in currency and gold. In tlso
bag. The elder and heavier of tie
two robbers, placed the bag con
taining the money under his coat ana
left the bank, turning east oa Main
I street. The younger of tho two
passed out and west to the near-by
corner, and turned north on Ganger
I Martin promptly handed Zumwalt
a revolver, and the two men pursued!
the last robber as soon as they saw
him running north, but without bho
cess. The fleeing robber todlx refuge
in a barn, and was dragged from bia
place of concealment In the hay 15
minutes after having entered tho
I He proved to be Riley Preiverv
who had been employed In bUefc
smlth shop here for some time peufi,
and previous to that was employed
by the Mclntyre Transpcrtatloat
Company, Suspicion was directed to
his roommate, Jack Hall, whose ar-
. rest followed In about two hoars. 1
. developed that he was the their
I George W. White, president or tho
'First National Bank, passed while
the robbery was being committed,
and hastened to his -own bant anfi
(truned 1j an alarm; but so quickly
was the work done that Hall J4jI
passed down Main street several
blocks, and by a circuitous roots
reached his room, changed clothes
proceeded to his usual boardlnc
houso and started dinner. Meantime
Tie met the man for whom he workei
as helper, and promised to haul ct
load of hay during tho afternoon. Hie
went out after the load, and was ap
prehended by the ofllcers.
fn his room was found $1,080 la
currency, and In a woodshed at the
rear of the building $1,050 In b1
was found by tho ofllcers. Riley
Prolver, when arrested asserted, he
had been forced into tho act by hfo
companion, whom ho declared was a
stranger to him. Hall avoided any
I Tho grand Jury Immediately re
turned an indictment against the
bank robbers and it is likely they
will be tried at tho present terra ot
POSTMASTER AT ASTORIA.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. Tho
President has nominated Frank JT.
Carney as Post matter at Astoria, t
succeed John Ilahn. This ntrtAJtnt-y
mont is made gojoly on the toiVi
moiidatioii of Senator Fultoa.
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