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MARSHFIELD, OREGON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1909 EVENING EDITION.
A consolidation of Times, Const Mail
and Coos Uny Advertiser.
THREE ARE 0R01E0 IN BAY;
PET DOG SAVES FOURTH ONE
Rowboat's Occupants Victims
of Saturday Night
TWO OF BODIES
arc cnniun TnriAYi
Employes of C. A. Smith Mill,
Lose Lives While Return
The funerals of Axelson and ,
llloom will be held from the
Swedish Lutheran church at 2 !
o clock Tuesday afternoon.
The coroner's jury consisting
of Mr. McKay, Fred Wilson, L.
E. Bllven, E. C. Hall, Chas.
Lee and D. W. Small brought
in a verdict of "accidental
Gust Bloom, aged about 21, Otto
Axelson, aged about 30, and Carl
Carlson, aged about 30, all employes
of the C. A. Smith mill, were drown
ed Saturday, shortly after midnight,
when a rowboat in which they were
rowing to the Eas.slde landing from
Marshllold capsized In the Bay. Her
man Back, the fourth occupant of
the boat, was saved by a small pet
dog, belonging to Captain Grimm of
the Esther Buhne, which Is lying at
the Railroad wharf loading with
lumber, arousing her master who
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had hung oiko the overturned, skiff
and could have held on only a few
The bodies of Bloom and Axelson
were recovered shortly before noon
today in the deep hole opposite the
Railroad wharf. The Inquest over, he had purchased the drift lumber
the two will be conducted this aft-' fr0m the Marconi wreck and Satur
ernoon by Dr. R. E. Golden, Coos . ..... ,, ln haullnc It home.
county coroner, at the Wilson Under
taking parlors, and the details of the
tragedy will probably be brought out
more clearly than they have yet
All of the victims were unmarried
men. Bloom and Carlson were cou
sins, Bloom being a brother of John
Bloom, a well-knovvn Eastside man.
All resided In Eastside.
Mrs. Alex Hagstrom, who recently
died in Eastside, was a sister of Gust
Bloom, one of the victims.
Left Hero Late.
As near as can be gathered, the
four came to Marshfleld Saturday
evening to have a little fun and some
of them Irsisted on staying late. It
was after midnight before they start
ed home in their rowboat. While
going up the bay channel, the skiff
ourturned. Just what the cause
wa&. Is a matterof uncertain. y. Back,
the only one of the four rescued,
had but a hazy recollection of the.
eunit. When he was first rescued,
he could tell little or nothing about
It and first claimed that only one
was drowned. Even Sunday morn
ing, he was confused about what had
At any rate, there was a strong In
coming tide. When the boat over
turned, Back succeeded in catching
hold of it and holding his head
above the water. He "had a heavy
overcoat on and heavy boots. The
tide carried him up the Bay and he
evidently kept up a continual call for
Captain Grimm of the Esther
Buhne, says he was aroused about 1
o'clock by his pet dog, Mabel, bark
'ng furiously. He dashed out on
deck and soon discovered the calls
o' a man In the bay were the cause
of tho dog's disturbance. He quickly
called some of his sailors and bailing
out a boat sent them to the stran
Eer's aid. Tho latter were garbed in
tQelr night clothes, and it was in
tensely cold. They pulled Back in
to their boat, carried him to the pri
vate launch landing of C. J. Millls
anl Put him ashore and left him.
"jEntwatch at the depot, and the lat-
ack soon found Tom JoKnson,
(Continued on page 4.)
RIG HAY CROP IN
WALLOWA, Ore., Nov. 15.
Twenty-five thousand tons Is a
conservative estimate of Wal-
' lowa county's hay crop, the last
of which has been harvested.
The shipment of one Portland
Arm from this city alone will
exceed 1,000 tons, while its
total shlpmetns from .this coun-
ty will he in excess of 3,000
tons. Besides this, there are
several smaller shippers and
local stockmen have bought
large quantities. Fully 10,000
tons will be marketed, besides
ch more than that
John Bastendorf Files Charges
Against "Klondyke" Here
John Bastendorf who resides at
Bastendorf's beach has filed charges
before Justice Pennock accusing
Frank Elliott with shooting at him
for the purpose of maiming or kill-
Justice Cox left this morn-
ing for the beach to arrest Elliott
and bring him before Justice Pen
nock. According to Bastendorf's claim,
., ... ...
It seems that some of the wreckage
had floated up near where El
liott, generally known as "Klon
dyke" had taken a claim. While
they were loading, the latter appear
ed on the scene and with a yell for
them to get away, fired. The bullet
whistled dangerously hear and no
ticing that "Klondyke" was putting
another shell, Mr. Bastendorf and
his assistant took to their heels.
Then he came to town and filed
charges against Elliott.
Elliott is an old , miner and
"baches" on his claim.
IN NORTH REI
Coos Bay Veterans and Their
Families and Friends Will
Enjoy Social Tuesday
Baker Post, 'No. S, Department of
Oregon, G. A. R., will hold a camp
fire at Loggle's hall in North Bend
tomorrow afternoon which promises
to be one of the largest attended
the local veterans have held in a
long time. Invitations have been is
sued to the members, families and
No formal program has been an
nounced for tho occasion. W. E.
Thorpe, commander of the post, or
F. H. Brlgham, secretary, will prob
ably reside and the various veterans
present will be expected to contribute
to tho afternoon's . entertainment
with Impromptu songN6rVstory.
The members and their families
have been requested to bring their
lunch baskets so that there will be
"full rations" for all present.
Prior to the campflro which be
gins at 1:30 In Loggle's hall, North
Bend, the post will havo a business
.session opening at 1 o'clock.
j SMS ELLIOT
biiUI A! hi
GUNS TO RENT at The Gunnery.
J. Pierpont Morgan Reported
to Have Effected Organiza
tion of Greatest Corpora
tion. I By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Nov. 15. No de
finite information was obtained to
day of the reported organization of
a new one-billion dollar corporation
to control the output of copper.
Numerous conferences of the copper
Interests have been held In the of
fice of J. P. Morgan and Company,
but none of the parties would talk
of the reported combination.
Fairly general credence Is given
the statement that Morgan & Com
pany will have the financing of the
deal with the National City Bank
and Firs National Bank as probable
Appeal Will Be Made to Have
Temporary Writ Set
A motion will probably be filed in
a day or two to have" the temporary
Inj unction restraining the Port of
Coos Bay from any and all acts set
aside. It is claimed that the Port
of Coos Bay is suffering an irrepa
rable injury by being so enjoined
and that the bond given by the
plaintiffs securing the injunction
does not guarantee to make good
any of this loss, the bond being to
the members of the port commission
personally and not to the port. If
tho temporary Injunction Is dissolv
ed, the commission will then be able
to go ahead and attend to minor
matters in connection with the port,
including the certifying of a small
tax levy to the county clerk for next
year. Of course, as long -as the
present suit is hanging fire, the com
mission will be unable to dispose of
any bonds, the bond houses refusing
to buy the securities until all such
matters are settled. This can only be
done by trying out the petition of Mr.
Bennett's clients for a permanent in
junction and this cannot be heard be
fore the regular term of circuit court
opening the second week In Decem
ber. Attorney C. R. Peck today filed
the Port Commission's reply to Mr.
Judge Coko today fixed the hear
ing on the motion to dissolve tho
temporary Injunction for Wednesday
morning at 9 o'clock.
Senator Chamberlain Wires
That Postoffice Department
Take It Up.
SUNDAY SERVICE KIDS
Tho following telegram was
received by the Marshfleld
Chamber of Commerce from the
second assistant postmaster
general this afternoon:
"Advertisement Issued invit
ing bids Sunday star service
Myrtle Point to Marshfleld."
The following telegram has been
received by the Marshfleld Chamber
of Commerce from Senator Geo. E.
"Department advises schedule
changed to require carrier to leave
Myrtle Point on recolpt of mall from
Marshfleld. Sunday service provided
if railroad will operate train."
The matter of Sunday train service
mediums through which the security
issues will be handled. A world
wide distribution is expected, how
ever, with several European institu
tions of prominence to attend to tho
flotation abroad. Production, treat
ment and sale of copper to amount
approximately to eight hundred mil
lion pounds are included In the plans
of the men Interested in the proposed
merger which fs expected to bear the
relation to the copper industry that
tho United States Steel Corporation
does to the steel industry. Named in
connection with the combination are
the Amalgamated, Guggenhelms,
Phelps-Dodge & Company, and af
filiated Interests. There Is no Inclu
sion of tho Calumet and Hecla.
A dispatch from Boston stated it
was believed there that John D.
Ryan, president of Amalgamated,
would be head of the combine.
Capt. Dugan of the Czarina
Finds Plenty of Water On
the Bar Sunday.
Capt. Dugan of the Czarina, which
arrived In yesterday from San Fran
cisco, reports that he crossed ln at
dead low water and found the mini
mum de'pth on the Coos Bay bar to
be twenty-one feet. Either the bar
has been scouring off considerably
lately or else the reports awhile back
that ilie bar was shoaling were er
roneous. The Czarina brought In a cargo of
The Czarina will sail today for
San Francisco and San Pedro tak
ing coal to the latter point. This Is
the first Coos Bay coal, or at least
any great quantity of It that has
been shipped there and may result in
opening an additional market for the
GOES ON DRY DOCK.
Breakwater Will Hnvo New Wheel
Installed Tills Trip.
The Breakwater will go on dry
dock in Portland today to have a
new wheel installed and also to have
her engine room bunkers enlarged.
This will require only about forty
eight hours so that she will leave
there on schedule time Wednesday.
Tho new wheel has been in readiness
for sometime, but this Is the first
time there has been room for her ln
Husband Thought Fatally
Wounded While Killing
Slayer of His Wife.
(By Associated Proas.)
VERMILLION, S. D., Nov. 15.
Mrs. Albert Nelson was killed in her
bedroom by a tramp laborer, hired to
do work on the farm. Mrs. Nelson's
husband was aroused", and killed the
man, but suffered probably fatal In
has been taken up with General
Manager Mlllis of the local railway
and the postoillce department will be
notified of the company's plans.
It Is believed that arrangements
will be made soon that will result In
the. Sunday service being established.
The combined mall of Sunday and
Monday reached here a trifle late to
day and had not all been distributed
at 3 o'clock.
REMEMBER tho ONIMIALF RE
DUCTION SALE still on MRS. J. II.
SOMERS, design, Coos Building.
21 FEET AT
OVER TRPEE HUNDRED KILLED
I M E PLOS 0
CROSSED THE DELAWARE"
TRENTON, N. J., Nov. 15.
Governor Fort has appointed a
commission of 3S members to
further tho plan of establishing
a national park where Wash-
ington crossed the Delaware
the night before the battle of
Trenton. The Governor of
Pennsylvania will be asked to
name a similar commission to
cooperate in having tho park
Include both sides of the river,
and the national government
will be asked to help.
Steamship Arrives In From
Portland Early Today
The Alliance arrived early this
morning from Portland ater a good
trip down the coast. She had a good
passenger list, many of the latter be
ing strangers. One of the passengers
said that he had talked with fifteen
aboard the boat and all were making
"their first trip to Coos Bay and were
coming with the object of remain
The Alliance will sail at 12 o'clock
Tuesday for Portland.
Among tho Incoming passengers
were the following:
Among those arriving on the Alli
ance were the following:
Miss Annie Overholtzer, J. V.
Wright, F. C. Bockmler, G. H. Ben
nett, J. McCarthy, Mrs. McCarthyO.
W. Hosford, J. Hosford, C. Nelson?
Mrs. B. Swengel, Mrs. Jennie D.
Fishburn, Chas. E. Rice, A. Mathis
ke, A. Mathews, D. Kurtz, P. P. Ben
nett, M. Laycock, Cora Kruse, D. F.
Munson, W. D. Munson, Mrs. D. F.
Munson, Mrs. W. D. Munson V. J.
Wilson, C. P. Warren, A. P. Vener,
L. Linarino, C. Walker, Anna Man
nikka, Geo. Vahos, James Georges,
Fred Styke, Mrs. B. Styke, J. Seeley.
United States Supreme Court
Affirms Tennessee Con
tempt Case Decision.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 15.
Ninety days Imprisonment was im
posed today upon Former Sheriff
Joseph F. Shipp of Chattnnooga,
Tenn., by tho Supreme Court or the
United States for contempt of court
in falling to provent tho lynching of
a negro, Edward Johnson, convicted
of assault, and whoso execution hnd
been stayed by tho court. Williams
and Nolan wero sentenced to ninety
days and Gibson, Padgett and
Mayers to sixty days.
THANKSGIVING NOV. S3.
President Tuft Issues His Pro-
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov.
15. Pr'esidont Taft today Is-
sued tho 1009 Thanksgiving
proclamation, nominating Thurs-
day, tho 25th day of November,
as a day of general thanksglv-
Worst Disaster In History of
Illinois Occurs at St. Paul
WOT OWE OF ENTOMBED
MEN YET RECOVERED
Practically All hope of any
Surviving Abandoned By
LAST HOPE GONE.
(By Associated Press.)
CHERRY, 111., Nov. 15. An-
other outbreak of tho fire In
the St. Paul mine this afternoon
prevented any efforts to take
out tho bodies of the fire vic
tims. The mine was quickly
sealed' again, thus virtually
ending all hope that any of the
men would be rescued nllvo.
(By Associated Press.)
CHERRY, 111., Nov. 15. Shortly
before noon, hope was all but aban
doned by the relatives of the three
hundred or more men who wero
numbered as victims of the greatest
mine disaster In tho history of Illi
nois. That not one man of the hun
dreds entombed In the St. Paul Rail
way Company's mine will be taken
from It alive was tho opinion of
those at the scene.
The rescuing party is unable to
penetrate deep into the mine on ac
count of the smoke and gases, and
no bodies have been recovered. The
oxlgeu helmets of the rescuers are
useless in the smoke and gas-choked
Those who entered the mine said
It was still on fire and caving badly.
That every bit of life-giving air waa
exhausted many hours ago seems
Bine fact tnat no uouies nave Deen
discovered uy me rescuers maicaiea
that when tho Imprisoned men real
ized they were penned hopelessly in
a pit from which there was no exit,
they rushed to the furthermost end
where some air might be found to
keep them alive until help came, but
ln all probablllles this meagre supply
of air was long ago exhausted, In
the opinion of those who are on tho
Tho St. Paul Company, owners of
the mino, will provide for the burial
of the victims and a committee has
been appointed by President Earllng
to devise plans for relief of tho des
titutes. Scaled Air Shaft.
Late last night, tho air-shaft, tho
only opening besides the hoisting
shaft, was hermetically sealed ln an
endeavor to extinguish tho flames.
All night, anxious men and women
surrounded tho openings of tho
mines. Tho women complained bit
terly as the sealing of tho shaft
seemed to cut off all the air, hut
mine officials say this was the only
possible chance of saving the men
entombod in the depths, becauso If
tho Are was successfully extinguish
ed, It would preserve tho supply of
any oxygen that might still bo In tho
mine. If tho flro was allowed to go
unchecked, It would eat up tho oxy
gon, and tho action taken Is consider
ed by experts the lesser of two evils.
Shortly after tho mine was re
sealed ,tho olllclals announced that
carbonic acid gas and steam would
bo forced through tho pipes to tho
bottom of tho mine, President Mc
Donald of the United Mine Workers
of District No. 12, said if this was
done evory man in the mine would
be dead In few minutes ovon if any
are alive at this time. He doubted
if any of the bodies would over on
recovored as the timbors aro cav
ing In. All hope of furthor ex
ploration of tho mine today has
been abandoned. Experts bellovo it
will ho several days before th re
scue work can be resumed,