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MARSHFIELD.OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1911 EVENING EDITION.
A CoiiMilltlallon of Tliuo, loud Mail
ami Coin liny AdwitUcr.
511 BMMNTS WITH
.. .i ii.. n.niMinnnK fin !rvi !
HOICI up raaaunyi u hum
Mountain Road Near Coffey-
villc, Kas., for Two Hours.
COOLLY AND DELIBERATELY
PERPETRATED BOLD CRIME
Overwhelm Train Crew and
Elow Open Express Safe
and Make Getaway.
(By Associated I'rcsa to Coob Hay
"COl'FEYVILLE. Kas., Mnr. 24.
(or two hours Inst night, six masked
men held a St. Louis, Iron Mountain
and Southern passenger train at a
standstill on the prairie, six miles
miles south of horo whllo they blew
open the snfo In the express cnr.
They escaped In two automobiles car
rying valuables which will amount to
120,000. The train loft at Little
Hock nt 8:30 o'clock yesterday morn
ing for KnnsnH City.
It reached Lannpan, Okln., Just
nouth of this city and over tlio dkla
liomn line nhout 10:30 o'clock Inst
night, n half hour Into. Just after
the train left Lnntumh Engineer
Lynch henrd a sharp cry "hands up."
Turning ho snw,n masked man sit
ting on tho tender pointing a revol
ver nt him. I'm going lo rldo ;i
little ways with you." Said t'io miri.
"Drive on." Tho enclneor i-vo o..
Four miles further on tho max
mnile the onvlnen " "'"1 o
men enme cut of n clump of trees,
and tnklnz norltlrns m either hI1o nf
the train hewn shooting In tho nlr
and along tho sides of the train.
Whllo two men stood gunrd to
prevent any one Ion vine, tho other
marched the engineer initl llremen to
the day coach used ns n "Jim Crow"
ear nnd locked them In. One man
took n position to gunrd tlio rear of
the train and tho threw wont Into tho
expreis car and forced tho express
men to Jump out whoro they could
he guarded by tho wntcliern. Tho
men mndo no linsto but nnnlly lind
the nltroglvcorlno chnrgo ready nnd
Hew open the through safe.
Alter n man hnd gono through tlio
eipress packages, tho lights of two
automobiles wero seon drawing near
from the direction of tho Oklnhoma
line. About two hundred yards
from the train, tho lights wore ex
tinguished nnd n fow minutes Intel'
. . the robbers left tlio train nnd It Is
supposed they got Into tho machines.
The train then proceeded and tho
pawners who had remained- hud
dled In the conches rolox'ed.
When the train ronehrd this city,
the sheriff was notified nnd with two
. deputies started southward on. horse
back In pursuit of tho six robbers.
(JOT XO MONEY.
Equvos Company Olllclal Denies Rob
beih (Jot Money.
(By Associated Press to Coos Bay
UTTLK UOClC,'Ark; Mnr. 24. j
Supt. Georgo F. Johnson of tho Pn-,
ciflc Express Comoany, stated ''"ii
Men Who robbed tho train tiiMii- Pnf.
fUllo got no money from the ex
Press car that nil tho booty they se
ared was a fow "sealed" pncka&es
" value which was not grent.
T.Ki:s BOAT IX TOW.
capt. Olson of the Nann Smith re
ports that tho Alliance picked un n
ma11 bt with three men nnd took
In tow south of Coos Bay yester
ay nfternoon. He was unnble to
ascertain who they Were but evident
ly their gnsollne engine hnd gono
rong or they were short of oil. It
la thought that possibly they were
nermen from Humboldt Day who
"" been carried too far north by
wind and current.
P "OXn I. S. KAl'FMAN V CO YOUR
lAfc OHDKHS 84.30 PER TON.
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Tte Times offlc.
ROBS TRAIN AT
Lone Bandit Gets About $50 In
Cash and Jewelry and
ROUS TRAIN AT
(By Associated Press to Coos Hay
DEN1SON, Iowa. Mar. 21. A
masked man who climbed aboard tho
roar of a train on tho Northwestor.i,
east bound, last night forced tho
llagmnu at tho point of a revolver
to go ahead Into tho sleeper. The
strnnger held up A. C. Hanson of
Olympla, Wash,, for $14 nnd a dia
mond ring nnd relieved W. J. Hcrscll
of WJchltn, Kas., of $35 and n watch
nnd then Jumped off the train.
Robbers Make Hauls In Illinois,
Missouri and Kansas
(Uy Associated Press to Coos Bay
DECATUR, III., Mnr. 21. Two
robbers entered tho First National
Hand nt Rluomonnd, Illinois, nt noon
nnd drove- Francis Peck, tho twenty-year-old
assistant cnshlor, Into tho
vault and made hi in unlock tho snfo
and hand nut $2,500 In currency.
Then they locked Peck In tho vault
nnd mndo their escape
BOB BANK IX MISSOURI.
Bold Thugs Make I'Kcnpo With the
(By Associated Press to Coos Bay
(By Associated Press "to Coos Bay
CURRYVILLK, Mp.. Mar. 24.
Snreblowers last night dynamited
the snfo of tho nnnk of Curryvllle,
wrecked tho building nnd got nway
HOB KANSAS HANK.
Five .Men Loot Hudson Safe of
(By Associated Press to Coos Bay
HUDSON, Kns., Mar. 21. Flvo
men blow up the safe of tho Hudson
"State Bank early today nfter seri
ously wounding tho watchman. They
escaped with $4,000.
GEO. BLANCHARD GETS
POSITION AT NEWPORT
Electric Plant on Ynquinu Hay
Bought by Seymour H. Bell Who
Takes Local Men to Hun It.
George Blnnchnrd, formerly mali
nger of tho Coos Bay Gas and Elec
tric Company whon the property was
owned by Henry Hewitt nnd Seymour
H. Bell nnd who has been with tho
Oregon Power Company since, hns
resigned his position to become mnn
nger of the electric plant at Newport.
Oregon. Tho Newport electric plant
hns been purchased by Seymour H.
Bell, the doal being closed yesterday
according to a telegram from Bell ta
Mr. Blnnchnrd. '
The new position Is considered n
very good one nnd Mr, Blanchnrd's
selection for It will be very gratify
ing to his friends on the Bay. He
nnd Mrs. Blanchnrd will leave In a
week or ten days for their new home.
Chas. Sendelbnch will also prob
ably go to Newport to take a position
with the compnny there.
LET US TALK IT OVER
THE tnx problem Is rapidly assuming formtdnblo proportions In Mnrsh
lleld. In addition to a 12 mills levy property owners on Central
avenue nnd other sections west of Hroadwny aro facing a forty per
cent IncroaFo In vnluntlon tho coming year. There bns scarcely been
such nn ndvunce In realty or porson.il property values In Marshfiold that
would seem to warrant fo great nn Increase at tho present time, which
with a top-heavy levy makes tho burden a most onerous ono on tho tax
payers. Tlio Tlnios thinks there Is no disposition on the pnrt of any
of thojso property owners to dodgo any of their share of tho tnx bur
den but only a p'ea for equity In Its distribution. Assessor Thrift has
always evidenced n desire to kucp the margins down to tho last cent
,of economic advantage. Last year lie mndo n spoclnl trip to Salem to
protest to the state board at an irbltrary Increase of valuoH In Coos
county by thnt body. It Is difficult to understand the prosont advance.
It Is true Coos county has ootn expanding the pnst fow years. It takes
; limey to oxpnnd nnd wo loso heavily If wo stand still. But It Is the
1 Intter principle to advance nt rational and cojuponsntlng cost than to
;hnng suspended on the hooks of time. The burdon of those taxes
should bo borne proportionately b all.
1 It must bo admitted thnt under our present tnx laws nnd system tho
problom of readjustment and revision nnd vnluntlon Ih 'a dllllcult one.
There, Ib a Inw In Oregon requiring thnt nssessors list property at full
vnluntlon. This lins never boon observed. Evcrywhcro It Is honored In
the breech. If Coos county values wore raised It would put a much
henvler burden on this section than any other part of tho state And
yet thnt would be tho rntlonnl method. Whatever kind of proporty Is
to bear the brunt of taxation, let It be listed simply nnd truthfully. If
land Is worth $100 per acre, why not make the nssessmciit roll sny bo?
To list It nt $2fi Ib only subterfuge. And subterfuge nt tho vory begin
ning of tho process of levying taxes Is likely to boar a full fruitage of
llko kind before the dollars reach the public till. On tho other hand, be
ing honest In public business, should have n lino effect jon tho morals of
There seems to bo n delusion abroad thnt undervaluation Is In somo
mysterious way an nvoldanco of taxes. If only nssesBors and mnny
others snw clearly that the money to be rnlsed Is a definite amount
and that boards of equalization sea to the proper adjustment among tho
i various communities, there would n no call for undervaluation. At pre
s")!' the law requires a listing nt the market value. But It Is novor
done and the lesult Is' confusion turmoil nnd trouble. If tho present plan
,of turning In only a part of the market vnluo why not mark all valua
tions at the same plir cent on the aKsessmnnt mil? .
I Another evil of the pie-sent hup hazard system Is that It discourages
.Improvements and new settlers. Prospective Investors will nsk tho tnx
rate nnd when told It Is 42 mills will abandon possible investment with
out further Inquiry as to valuation. When to n high tnx rata Is added
I an ovcr-lncrcnslng nsHcsnad vltluntlou, however, there comes n tlmo
when a revision nnd readjustment becomes absolutely essential to tho
continued growth nnd prosperity of .tlio community.
Think It over.
United States Orders Investing
atlOn Of RCDOrt That Death,
Penalty Was Imposed on
(By Assoelnted Press to Coos Bay
WASHINGTON, D. C, Mnr. 24.
Taking cognizance of tho press ra
ports thnt four Americans wero exe
cuted by Mexican soldiers In Chlhua-
Four Killed and' Several Injur
ed by Collapse of Roof
of Burning, Building.
Associated Press to Coos Bay
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Mar. 24. -
Four fire, fighters nro dead and two
are dying nnd several are surforlng
. from moro or less serious Injuries s
n result of tho caving In of tho roof
of a building of the Mlddleton Manu
facturing Company, wholesale hat
tors. About fifteen firemen wero car
ried down with tho loof. Tho money
loss Is $100,000,
The dend are:
CAPT. JACOB HENTZ.
RICHARD BURKE. 4
LIEUT. JOHN HOOLIHAN.
FRED. L. EYCHERN.
CULLIN(JS OF COQUILLE.
Coos County Seat News As Told By
The Sentinel. j
This week L. L. Bunch of Myrtle i
fore door Hupmo-
Point ordered a
bile Touring car.
Mrs. George Maiden of Myrtle
Point visited her husband, who is em-
ployed at the McDonald barber shop,
over Sunday and Mr. Maiden accom-
panled her home the first of the week
, . ., ,...i i ,. miv
returning to Coqullle Wednesday.
,m nnd four athon ,lt Aim Prlota'
I tho Stnto Department today Instruct-
ed the Unltod States consulate olllcors
to Investigate tho reports. I
The consulnto at Chlhitnhua was
Instructed to Inquire why John Hnni
litem Diguowltty nnd throo other I
Amoricnns wero snot to uontn unuor;
ordors of a Mexican court marshal.
Tho consul nt Nogales Is to Investi
gate tho report of the execution of
four Americans, Adams, Young, How
ard and Shnnney nt Agun Prlota,
Mexican Troops Kill Many of
Small Band of Rebels J
(By Associated .Press to Coos Bay
' TORREON, Mex Mnr. 24. On
Wednesday, ono hundred regulur cn-
vnlrymen sent out from hero over-
took a handful of rebels nnd on tho
first volley killed eight. The othors
flod. The band had been committing
acts of Incendiarism nnd robbery.
HHIEFS OF HAXDOX.
News of Clty-liy-tlie-Sea Ah Told By
The Recorder. '
C. A. Rohn, who has had chnrgo
of the government proporty nt Ban-
don for the past two years, has re
signed his position. Wo aro glad to
note however, that Mr. Rohn will not
leave this section.
E. A. Phllnott lost his chlckon
house, two brooders and several hui-
Idred young chickens the result of
. . . . .
I fire Sunday nlgpt. Tno maze was
caused by the explosion of a lamp In
one of brooders .and it was only by
hard work that other near-by build-
lngs were saved.
WnnfrtA wnut nd will sell It
PRESIDES! CLARKE SAfS Tl
Wife of Pastor of Marshfield
Swedish Lutheran Church
Mrs. J. Hlchnrd Olson, wife of the
fmstor of the Mnrshficld Swedish
Lutheran church, died nt 1:30 o'clock
this morning of typhoid fever follow
ing nn attack of In grippe. She had
boon very low for a fow days and tho
end was not unexpected. Tho end
wnB very peaceful.
The news of her death came as a
great shock to tho mnny friends of
herself nnd tlio fnmlly In Marshfiold
nnd everywhere there nro exnressloiiB
of sympathy for the bereaved hus
bnnd nnd parents.
Mrs. Olson was only twenty-seven
yenrs old, having been born nt Bed
Wing. Minn., July 2G, 1883. She
enmo hero with her husband n couplo
of yenrs ngo when ho wns appointed
pastor of tho Mnrshficld church soon
nfter their mnrrlngc. She wns tho
only child of Judge nnd Mrs. O. I).
Anderson who have mndo their homo
with Rev. nnd Mrs. Olson.
I The funeral services will probnblv
bo held next Friday nfternoon, March
31, nt tho Mnrshllold Swedish Luther
an church nnd the body will ho shlp-
,pod tho following day on tho Brchk
wnter. Whether tho body will bo
taken to tho old homo In Minnesota
or Interment will bo nt Portland,
whoro the fnmlly Is to reiunvo short
ly, hns not been determined.
FORMER NORTH BEND
mam nice IM RIOMTDCAI
MAN DIES IN MONTREAL
Walter Cmi-xoiih I'iinm Awnv of Til-
Ik'itiiIohIm In Camilla and Is
Hurled nt Buffalo, X. V.
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has received word of tho death of hor clulmed, "Oood God! Doos It boat
brother-in-law. Waltor Cursons, this for beauty?" I replied that ha
which occurred In Montreal, Quebec, should see It for hlmsolf. Ouo thin
March 11. Burlnl took plnco at Buf- this man said which was quite slg
fnlo, N. Y., March 1C Ho was 3."i nlllcnnt coming from ono of his ox
yenrs old. perlonco nnd standing, "Mnny peoplo
Mr. Cursons will bo qulto well re- enst," said he," nro talking Texas,
mombored by tho oldor residents ot moro aro talking Idaho but evory
Coos Bny, having mndo his homo hero body Is talking Oregon. You havo
for n considerable time. Ho loft hero no Iden how mnny peoplo nro looking
nbout seven years ngo. Ills wife, for--on Oregon m the lund of promise"
merly Miss Crlqul, was n slstor of j "In fact the streets of Portland
Mrs. Ronnlo and dlod throe years
PORT OF COOS BAY COMMISSIOV-
EBS WANT KX(!IX;.EH TO LAY
OUT COOS BAY HARBOR AND
PREPARE J'LAXS FOR 1MPRO-
". ' '
At a special mooting of tho Port of
Coos Bny Commission heio today,
was decided to ondoavor to have Capt.
polhomus of tho United StateB Engln-
coring Department nt Portland como
to Coos Bay to lay out the harbor
and prepare a general plan for tho
Impiovements. Tho commlsslonets
wero unanimous In the deslro to se
cure Capt. Polhomus to do this work.
It Is believed that he can bo secur-
. rrhn uatnAitAii .f Pnti Prilhnrmtu
- ' -v- -
will meet with popular fasor borons
Capt. Polhemus made mnny friends
horo whllo supervising tho Jetty work
maklns Investigation, for tho gov-
"nment horo a few years ago e Is
an enthusiast over tho possibilities
of Coos Bay harbor. j
m pni his !
TO PLAN WORK'
ROAD ARE S000
Although Reticent About Pro
ject, He Says Progress
Is Being Made.
TAKES TIME TO GET AR
Took Hill Three Years to Start
, Deschutes Line Great In
flux of Settlers.
President Francis II. CInrko of tho
Coos Bny and Bolso Railway, who ro
turned yesterday from Portland, is
vory optimistic concerning nffalrs In
general. Howoor, ho Ib reticent
I about tho pliuia of, the company,
' manifesting tho attitude that ho has
from the first thnt Is thnt ho nnd
his people proposed to let actual
work bo their announcements.
He Is enthusiastic over tho Imtno
dlnto outlook for the whole stnto of
Oregon nnd Coos Bny In particular,
calling attention to tho wondorful In
flux of now nettlcrs from all over tho
country. In discussing mntters to
day, he said:
"Tho outlook for Oregon novor
was so excellent as nt this tlmo. In
Portland I met over two hundrod of
my Minnesota acquaintances who had
como out to Oregon to find now loca
tions and who wero very enthusias
tic nbout what they hnd seen so far.
They also had friends who wero with
them nnd many more buck In Mlnno
.sola and South Dakota awaiting re
ports from thlH ndvanco gunrd. One
of my friends from St- Paul, a man
of wldo Inlluuenco and moans who
hnd como to look over tho field with
n view to bringing out lnrgo caplt.il
for dovolopmeiit purposes, wns 30
Impressed with Portland as ho gazod
down from the heights of Council
Crest, that ho pronouncod It tho most
bmuitfu dty n tlI0 worW BIl(l da.
clured that ho had a mind to go back
home nnd closo out everything and
make his homo In thnt city. I asked
him sarcastically, ns I watched his
somewhat excited enthusiasm, "If ho
,,,, .. ,. Pnml i,nv nnd hn ox-
are swarming sinco ine counum nu
I wont Into effect with stranfcorH from
tho East. Tbey nil no to Portlnnd
and nro anxious for Information as
to tho best plnco to locate. Most of
thorn nro Intending to Htny and many
have brought their families. Tho
clasH which Is now coming Into Ore
gon Ih not of tho Impovorlshod kind.
Most of them nro well to do nnd o
bettor citizens over occuplod any
stat1. They expect to do somo ploa
eor work. I wished that I could sond
them to' Coos Bay, but 1 could Hnd
no lltornturo for them nnd thoro wan
no wny to show them anything which
would bo of Interest. It Is n pity
thnt Coos Buy Is so poorly ropresont
piI in Portland. Others localities
,invo Kts tl,oro "" tno Ul"0, 80m0
I of tho leal oatiite olllces in Lowlston,
Houl mver, Modford. Rosoburg and
t'0tm.r pinces have branch olllcos In
Portland nnd everybody Is glvon
polntors about every place oxcopt tho
strip hot ween Coos Bay and tho In
terior. Yet everybody east nnd west
hns henrd 'of Coos Bay and wants In
formation which can not bo easily
obtained. I may say that I saw
some lino topographical maps of Coos
Bay In shop windows nnd many peo
plo swarming nround thorn. J also
saw n verv lage plcturo In ono ot
tho roil ostnte offices showing plcto
rlally the iogl-n botweon Coos Bay
with the- ostonded ocean lino and tho
Southern Pacific lino through Rose
i,H, .. "-ti valleys. (Iptor-
(Contlnuod on pago 4.)
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