The Coos Bay times. (Marshfield, Or.) 1906-1957, September 17, 1909, EVENING EDITION, Page 2, Image 2

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An Independent Hepubllcan news
paper published every evening except
Bunday, and Weekly by
Tlio Cons liny Times Publishing Co.
Entered at the postoffice fit Marsh
Hold, Oregon, for transmission
through the malls as second class
mail matter.
M. C. MALQXKY Editor nnd Pub.
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The Coos Day Times represents a
consolidation of the Dally Coast Mall
jind The Coos Bay Advertiser. The
Coast Mall was the first dally estab
lished on Coos Bay and The Coos
Bay Times Is Its immediate successor.
Official Paper of Coos County.
IN AND OUT of season The Times
has preached the Importance o
the city council guarding any
railway franchises. For Its strlck
adherence to this program, Interest
ed parties have called It an obstruc
tion but The Times has continued
unwavering to this policy. It has
pleaded that Coos Bay should profit
by the experience of other cities In
this particular. Now comes the
Spolcane-Spokesman-neview and In
a leading editorial' refers to condi
tions in Seattle and Spokane endors
ing the principles and policies which
The TlmoB has pleaded should bo
adopted ns standards of conduct for
the local council. The Review says:
"In mnny ways Seattle has been a
badly-governed city. Big corpora
tion and railroad Influences have
openly controlled the politicians
there, and through them exerted a
powerful influence on the politics of
this state. But public sentiment In
Seattle, while eager to Invite new
railroads, has long been considerate
of the city's rights and needs and has
hold the council to a protty rigid line
in tho granting of railroad fran
All the terminal franchises grant
ed thero to the four transcontinental
railroads now entering the city over
their own terminal tracks pontain
common user clauses and require the
roads to construct and maintain
overhead crossings at such places
nnd such times as the city author
ities mny now or in the future de
mand. The staff correspondent of The
Spokesman-Review reports that un
der these provisions the rallrond
comnanles have already been called
upon to expend hundreds of thou
sands of dollars In overhead cross
ings and will be compelled to spend
othor sums ovontually running into
millions of dollars.
ThlB far-seeing policy hns been of
Incalculable benefit to tho people of
Seattle. With proper firmness In a
city council It is an easy matter,
when a railroad asks for valuablo
right of way or terminal franchises,
to write into those Instruments a
provision like that lequlred at Seat
tlo, which will bo of Inestimable scr
vico to tho people In after years.
It Is tho practice of railroads evo
rywhoro to stnnd upon tho "condi
tions of tho bond," and to exact from
tho public a rigid compliance with
tho terms of their franchises. They
will opon no streets that they are
not compelled to open, separate no
grndes that it Is not to tholr finan
cial Interest to sopnrate, build no
vinductB whero tho cost can possibly
bo thrown upon the people. It,
therefore, becomos tho duty of a city
council, when granting franchises to
railroads, to look ahoad and provide
for the protection of tho people with
Intelligence and firmness."
the state in the manner of advance
ment of her school system and that
outside of Portland the high schools
of that county lead the state. The
sefiool buildings ut Marshfield, Nor h
Bend .and Bandon are finely equip
ped, nnd everything possible has
bpen provided for the convenience
nnd sucoess of teachers and pupils,
including departments for cooking
and sowing, for girls, and great
swimming tanks. This is something
to be proud of, Indeed, and all the
more so because Coos Is a county
without a railroad connection it with
any other region. A people who
support their schools like this are
going to do large and excellent
things otherwise. Portland Journal
PRESCRIBING the rockpile for
a lad of 17 years, In Portland,
Judge Bronaugh laid down a doc
trine of reformation that beats all
other expedients for completeness
and effectiveness. Thero Is nothing
that has the salutary results of
healthy hard work, says an ex
change. It takes the bumptiousness
out of the youngster faster thai any
thing we know of, and clenrs his dis
ordered mind of absurd fancies
quicker than anything else of a cor
rective nature In the penal cata
logue. One of the curses of tho day Is
the Irresponsible leisure to which the
young of all classes, boys and girls,
arp Indulged; and that they should
run up against the disciplinary qual
ities of a good day's work once In a
while will do them good. The can
didate for the reform school has but
little to fear; he knows he Is going
to bo well cared for, in sickness and
health, and that the state will have
a keen eye for his comfort and safety
at all times should he be sent to
that Institution; but the rockpile Is
a very grave and different matter;
It Is coarse and hard and stern from
the jump, and Its attendant officers
are rarely given to gentle commls
seratlon with the people placed In
their charge; It Is sheer work, and
the work has a tendency to open up
the consciousness and permit the
sinking of some very plain and
wholesome suggestions upon the
mind of tho delinquent. When a lad
Is ready for tho reform school he Is
primely ripe for the more convincing
penalty of the rocknile.
COOS COUNTY has something be
sides Us timber and coal and
dairy lands and bay and harbor
and prospocts to boast of, for Stato
Superintendent Aokorman says that
Coos comity stands at tho head of
R. ALBERT SHAW, editor of
the Revlow of Reviews, In a re
cent address before the na
tional conference of charities and
corrections In Buffalo, N. Y., on "The
Opportunity of tho Publicist For So
cial Betterment" said:
"It is as reasonable to expect of
a newspaper that It shall be guided
in its conduct by motives of the pub
lic welfare as to expect of a physi
cian that he shall not minister to
spclal debasement by disseminating
hprmful drugs.
"When tho editor of a local news
paper has a symmetrical and con
structive idea of what human pro
giess ought to mean for his town or
his county he is In a fortunato posi
tion. Ho can help to do a world of
things for Improving tho schools and
for making thorn minister to tho re
finement and prosperity of town and
country life.
"He can use his paper In tho en
deavor to bring local methods of
dealing with poverty and crlmo up
to the best standards. He can co
oporate with every group and ngency
that is making his region moro in
telligent, more attractive, hotter gov
erned and more obedient to tho law.
"Thus he can make his paper an
Institution and a vitalizing center
for tho social upbuilding of the town
In which ho lives an Institution
which can supplement and co-ordinate
tho work of tho churches,
schools, tho agencies for charity and
relief and all other Instrumentalities
for social progress."
The Poitland Oregonlan says:
"Coos Bay cities and those of the
surrounding -district will soon have
the satisfaction of seeing the harbor
at that point dredged out and made
accessible to practically all deep-sea
craft, for the enterprising citizens
recently decided not to await the
government's action, but to go ahead
with their own improvements.
In order to accomplish their ob
ject the citizens have Incorporated
the Port of Coos Bay and have open
ed the sale of bonds for providing
for funds to establish a first-class
harbor at the Southern Oregon port;
Sealed proposals for these bonds are
to be received by J. C. Gray, treas
urer of the Board of Commissioners
of the port, and are to be received
at the First National Bank of North
Bend, November 9, Is named as
the closing date when all bids must
be on hand. The bonds to be Issued
are of $1,000 each and are to bear
interest at the rate of 5 per cent,
and payable semi-annually at the
United States National Bank of Port
land, or the Hanover National Bank,
of New York. Tho first 25 bonds
are to be due In 20 years, and the
next and final 25 are to be redeem
able each succeeding year until the
entire Issue shall have matured.
In Issuing these bonds the citizens
of Coos Bay realize that a good har
bor means added opportunities in
many lines, and they figure that in
opening up transportation facilities
by water they will enjoy increased
The resources of Coos and Curry
count'es are yet only partially devel
oped, and the providing of transpor
tation facilities by the water route
means much to that section of the
state. Coos Bay forms a natural
harbor, but In its present state It Is
unable to accommodate the heavier
draft vessels. With a first-class har
bor Coos Bay can accommodate
some of the largest deep-sea craft,
and this Is the object of the project
ed work"
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That Is the cubic contents of one of our dump wag
ons. "It's the Size of the Load" that, has brought
us so many wood customers.
ko lay in your winter supply of wood or do you
want to wait until the rainy season sets in before
you order?
Coos County Seat Xews TnUen From
The Herald.
A. R. Enyeart and wife are re
joicing over the, birth of a daughter.
Born In Coqullle, September 11,
1909, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas B. Hol
loway, a daughter.
J. M. Hodge of Flshtrap, has gone
to Albany to be with his children
while they attend school. He will
be back In the spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Muetzel of La
keside, came over Saturday, the for
mer going to Bandon on business,
while tho latter went up the river to
visit relatives and friends.
Tho steamer Myrtle, belonging to
Captain Panter and Engineer Kimo,
of Myrtle Point, was brought to this
city Monday and was Inspected by
tho proper officials yesterday. With
a fow minor chnnges, among them
tho enlarging of her wheel, she will
be able to take the Coqullle-Myrtlo
Point run while the Echo takes a
rest and undergoes repairs.
on every load purchased before Nov. 1st, because
after that time we will be compelled to charge $2.50
per load on account of bad roads for making de
liveries. Special price on 6 loads or more.
C. A. Smith Lumber
Manufacturing Co,
Local Sales Office: Broad'y, Phone 1 90 J
E. R. Hodson of South Coos River,
was a North Bend business visitor
Mrs. J. F. Hall and Miss Roxsle
of West Marshfield, are visiting
North Bend friends.
Mrs. C. H. Walters and Mrs. Zugg
of Marshfield, attended the W. C. T.
U. meeting here yesterday.
on "Distributing W. C. T. U. Litera
ture." Ten new members were, se
cured. The closing prayer was by
Rev. J. C. Llninger.
Mrs. J. V. Hodson and Miss Joella
and Evan Hodson nre visiting at the
David Wallace home on Ross' Inlet
Miss Pearl Johnson Is entertain
ing a few friends at her home on
Sherman avenue today In honor of
her birthday.
Mrs. S. Bettes came down from
Portland today to remain while her
husband is engaged in revival work
In this section.
:mexts of
seyex days
HE FOLLOWING now records
"In heavens, In tho waters, un
der tho waters nnd on tho roof
of tho earth" have been established
within seven days:
August 27 M. Henri Farman,
long distance flying In heuvler-than-alr
machine, 3 hours 14 minutes 2G
2-5 seconds, dlstanco of 11S.0G miles.
August 2 S Glenn II. Curtis files
12 2-5 miles In ID minutes B0 3-5
ugust 30 Unltod States sub
marine boat Narwhal breaks sub
marine speed, records.
'Soptombor 1 Dr. Frodorlck Alb
ert Cook of Brooklyn, N. Y., anuouue-
Superlntendent McLeod at the
county fnrm has garnered In his crop
of wool. Sheep shearing was the
order of the day last week. Mr. Mc
Leod is well satisfied with losults.
This gentleman Is planning to make
the farm self supporting and he In
sists that with a little help for one
year he can put tho place In such
a shapo that It will pay, as db the
best mannged private fnrms. Mr.
McLeod states that a few acres of
strawberries could bo handled profit
ably, which with tho dairy and gar
den truck, as wellns homo raised
feed for stock, tho county would have
little to do but audit returns,
ed discovery of North Polo, April 21,
19 OS.
Septomber 2 Cunard liner Lusl
tanla breaks trans-Atlantic records,
covering dlstanco between Daunts
Rock, out of Queenstown, and Am
brose Chnnnel lightship In 1 days 11
hours 42 mlnutos, an average speed
of 25. SH knots an hour.
Soptember 4 Commander Peary
cables that ho discovered the North
Polo. April 0, 190S.
Tho W. C. T. U. had ono of Its
most interesting meetings this week.
The meeting was opened by the
president, next was a song, a scrlp
turo reading by Mrs. R. G. Summer
lln, a prayer by Rev. S. Bettes and
later an Instructive talk by the latter
Drain to Thresh Out Subject ut Big
Picnic Saturday Several Towns
Are Interested.
DRAIN, Ore., Sept. 17. There
will be a harvest picnic here next
Saturday of all the people In this
locality, to consider the question of
the division of this portion of Dou
glas county into a new county. The
people of Florence are already mov
ing for a division of the county In
that direction, taking in Gardiner,
and the people of Cottage Grove are
moving for a new county to bo call
ed Nesmlth, taking In a portion of
this county.
The question of a county seat does
not enter into this move so far, it
being simply a question of division
for the present.
BOILED Linseed oil 70c per pillon
Shingle stain 7.e per gallon.
Turpentine 73c tvv gallon.
White lead 8c per pound
FIXXISII hall. Ladles free.
Ashland Mhn, Well Known On Coos
Bay, Asks What Kind of Nails
Peary Used to Tack Up Flag.
E. T. Staples, the jovial Ashland
Elk who made many friends on Coos
Bay during his trip here with tho
Ashland B. P. O. E. team to put
through one of the first classes in
Marshfield, has butted Into the North
Pole controversy. The members of
the class that Mr. Staples helped put
through will guarantee that hehas
the nerve to go through with any
thing he starts. But about the
North Pole, the following dispatch,
from Ashland tells the story:
"Ex-President Staples of the Ash
land Commercial Club, sent the fol
lowing telegram to Herbert L. Brig-
man, secretary of tho Peary Arctic
Club, Sydney, Cape Breton:
" 'Anent Peary's clean-cut, unfrllled
narrative and nailing of the flag to
the Pole, please publish whether tho
nails were cut or wire.
(Signed) "E. T. STAPLES.'
"Oregon of course is interested
particularly as to tho kind of wood
comprising the Poler If Oregon
pine, it will last many generations
of explorers."
SCHOOL Supplies at the
365 Front Street Marshfield, Oregon
where good clothes are made.
Also pressing and repairing done by skilled tailors.