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BATURDAY, : : : : FEB '.'8. UHfl
Published Hvciy Saturday by the
Mail Pullisihnq' Co.
One year, (in advance) ..$150
Mx months t.oe
'tlirrc months 5
s.oDwill brc'iirjed .tttcrt notpiU h.vUi
HERMAN:. FOR CONGRESS
Every ono in Ccos county outfit to
bo gratified at tho prospect Unit Hon.
Blrgor Hctmann will receive the nom
ination for congressman from this dis
trict to succeed tho ktoThoa H. Tongue.
No other selection could please Southern
Orcjron eo well.
Mr. Hermann record is too well
known to need any review here. And
in all his long years of public sex vice
no chargo of neglect of duty or of any
tiishOnorablo aKt had ever Leen brought
Witbrut ltflcction en the abilitico of
tho other pcntlemen who ntfpiro to the
place, it may be said that Mr. Her
tuann'j services would be of infinitely
more value in the place than theirs.
This district never had a reprercuta
tivii in the belli of -congress who accom
plished so much, and it will be a piece
of rare gooJ forlnac if his sorvlcai arc
If roitcration is good reasoning, the
Oregonian makes a good case against
municipal ownership of public utilities.
In tho course cf a short editorial it at-
inres us that the tenancy is to make
"the rich grow richer and the poor grow
poorer-"tbo rich minority increases
its richefc and tho poor majority in
creases in numbers" "tho rich will
grow richer, the poor will grow poorer"
J "the rich will becomo richer and the
poor will crow in numbers" and final'y
"such burdens surely tend to 'make the
rich richer and the poor poorer ". Yet,
"in these remarks the Oregonian has no
idea of trying to arrest the tendency".
The Oregoitian'a argument ia that
tho tendency of all taxation ie to wipe
cut the middlo claes, dividing the peo
ple into the two classes of the extremely
rich ond extremely poor, for the reason
that tho burden falls heaviest upon the
If true, doesn't this indicate the ne?d
of a readjustment of the burden of tax
ation, ratbor sn abandonment of the
' The Orcgonian's utterance is directed
especially against the proposal for a new
bridge ana two new ferries at Portland,
If they aro heeded, what is the alterna
tive? Private ownership? Let the
bridge bo buiU.nnd the ferries establish
ed with private' capital and let a few in.
ilividualeroap fortunes from their exploit
ntlon of the public, Isn't it exactly
that Bort of work which has a tendency
to build up private fortunes at the ex-
(HDI TOR I AL)
peneo of the gencal public?
The truth is that "public ownership"
ia a bugbear, not to tboee who honestly
fear tho extinction of tho "middle class,"
but to thoso who fear tho curtailment
of opportunities for tho accumulation
of private fortunes in furnishing these
- utilities to the pbblic,
It is somewhat amUsing to tee tho
editorial In cjuMtion immediately fol
lowed by ifrW Pi 'or ne e1'
CUtk appropriation of $500,OX) on the
gtound that it will bo of "Immenso
bcncllt to tho etato in tho way of mater-
inl progress ntul development." How
can tho Oregonian too a benolit to tho
statu in Biich a long sttldo toward tho
obliteration of tho middle class in our
glorious commonwealth? Just think
how inuoh richer tho rich will be, nnd
how much poorer ti.o poor, by tho time
thnt added burdon of taxation gets its
NEW CLUB NEEDED.
While- wo aro waiting for tho orgauita
tion of tho now Chamber of Commerce,
there is another matter nearly if not
quito as important which might ho at
tended to. Tboro ia auother organiza
tion needed as badly as tho Chamber of
Commerce is needed, and that is an
Nearly If not quito cvor.? stranger
who con'.os here gets up against tho
knocker proposition before ho has becu
here twenty-four hourp, ond if ho be not
a Pu of P"r e,ronS crve ho will
be decidedly shaken up, Ho will bo
discoursed and made to beliovo that
there arc no inducements for totllemont
or investment on Cjos Bay.
The M.ur, may bo running counter to
the sentiment of the community in
protesting agnimt that sort of thing,
but if so tho fault is with tho com
munity and not with tho Mail.
Ia fact wo rcfuso to I olievo that the
majority of tho people of Marshfield are
inossbock. Wo believe it is a case of
pprnicious activity on the part of a very
small minority. It exemplifies the old
saying that "Satan finds mischiof still
for idle hands to do." It ia moatly per
sons who have nothing else to do who
mako a business of waylaying tho new
comer, and filling him up with tales of
the abortive boom of years gone by and
lhe lmacjnary ruia resoU,nK
o( th(j foJy oJ (hQ GrMt Cen
folly of the Great Central project
lj lhe Kenera, cuC(ncM 0, MaJor
Kinney, its promotor; cf the iniquity
of the North Bend proposition; of tho
entire hopelessness of any investment
of timo or money on Coos Bay.
A few there are, of course, who have
a method in their madness. Thorn are
reasons why they do not want to see an
influx of new people. They fear snroe
Interference with tho ndvaqtagea they
now enjoy; competition in their own
line of business; a curtailment, in
someway, of their profi'a. Or they
aro embucd with the notion that a rail
road makes hard times, But the great
majority of the kickers aro such simply
from a deficiency in their mental equip
ment. They are knockers because to
knock requires no brains, It is a sim
ple matter of sneering and slurring
everything, human or divine, tijat at
tracts notice; a parrot-like ropetitiod of
the talk of street corner loafers.
But, whatever the caueo, thore it too
much of this sort Of thing in Marsbfleld.
It is the first thing tho stranger comes
in contact with, and it stays with him
throughout his waking hours. Tho
people who think differently, who have
faith in Coos Bay and its future, are
busy about their own affairs, or they
have a delicacy about obtruding them,
selves upon strangers.
Theee conditions make it almost im-
perative that something be done to off-'
set thefoffect of all this sonsele'ss ant!
agitation. It is useless to' appeal to
tho knockers, They are perrennially
wound up, and there is probably no way
of stopping them, Tho only way ia to
drown their drivel in a chorus of an
other kind. Let every one who has the
interest of Coot Bay hoa'ri and wjfhts J
to too this country tak'o tho placo to
which its nnturnl advantages oullllu it,
rcsolvo himself into a commltteo of 'ono
to too that every stranger of the right
kind who duds his way hero is mado to
feci that ho has roachod tho best plaeo
on oarth, that ho is is welcome, and
that tlio very host ho can do .is to join
his fortunes with ours. If n Boosters
B.ulgo could ho placed oii tho coat of
every second mon In tho community, it
would be worth more than tho f 10C0 or
moro wbich it is proposed to rniiu for
tho new chamber, and would tupplu
mcut the work laid out for that organi
sation, in a manner much needed.
And it wouldn't cost a cent.
Real Estate Transfers
Sarah Coats and bus to Jas, lVarson
lot in Bandon City. iW).
J. C. Laird nnd l to Sarah A Coatcs
lot iii iUmtonCity. 75.
L J Simpeou 'nuit wf to Swccdish
Luthcrnu C'luircli of Mumhllotd lots 4
nnd 5, hlk l!.i, North Itoiul ft.
Marie L Brown and hns to AUrtin
IWcen lots 10 and 17 blk 'Jd North Bend.
John M orris to Om W Pembroke, 'J I
acre in sec 2 t 2d r 13 Hoi).
E. W. Jones uiul '. to U. S. Bushnull
1-2 ncre in Sec L'5 t 'J! r 13 $10.
W E B.iine. to Win S lionulni; !ote.'(7.
US, 30 and AO, hlk H, Railroad add
(.-.rcat Control Land Co to N E Aver
Iota 1!3 to 21 incluaive. Plat A UiitKur. 1.
fireat Central Land Co to Henry C
Boivora and Robi Smith, lots 7, 10. . 8,
11, 12, 13, H, loaud 10 blk lo, Pint A
Andrcn Stambuck and wf to Wm, I
Bonbr.kn fi of set sec 8 1 'JO, r 12 also
224 73 acres in w2 of net lots 1 nn.l ,2
and part of lota 3 nnd -I see 17 uud s2'o(
sol sec 8 t I'd r 12 ftJOO.
U 8 to Geo W Jlartin nn4 o! nw4
aer 2i t 27 r 12. lUU aero?..
E W KardelJ nnd wf to L D Smith
sw4 rec 2 t 27 r 10. 100 ceres $10.
L J Simpson nnd wf to W U Dougln-,
lots 11 to 20 indue. vu, Noith Bund. &00.
U 8 tc Angus Campbell se4 sec 32 t i!S
r 0. ICO acres.
Eugene O'Connell nnd wf to Sarah
Wickham lots 2 and 3. blk Original
town of CoiDtllo City, nlso laud be'
mci'ii saia z lots ana beconu btrect.
Chan F Dlllmau and wf E B D.-an and
wf and E W Dan to Doan Lumber Co.
All reil 'property belonging to firm of
E B Pcan and Co. f 10.
Jesse Uaskin.i to U 11 Hajlcin, nw4 of
nwt s2 of nwl Bee 2-J. tp 27 r 12. fiOQ.
U S to Wilbur A Hoover. e2 of sw4.
,awl of ne4 nwl of set, sec 14 tp 2S r 11
100 acres, I) S Gordon & wifo to L J
bimpson lota 22. h, 0 & 7, blk 14, North
Wm I. Lawlor Sr A wf to L J Simp
son lots 8 A 0 blk 25 North Bend. .
W W (iage, sheriff of Cods Co to Tnog
Jv I Cyan lot 4 sw4 of nwl w'J ol ew4 sec 4.
lats 1 2 set of nel of se4 sec 6, nwf of
n wO sec U tp 2U r 1 1 . ? 10(133.9(1.
Great Central land Co to f Kanfman,
trutteo 1 GO t lots in Rancor, f 1.
0 T Bender and wf to Jacob and
Barbara Secriet blk. 15 Border and Ben
ders exteuslvo Myrtle Point. ftiOO.
L J Simpson and wf to J B Johnson
lot 4 blk 18 North Bend. $100.
J B Johnson and wf to Anders E
Wiiick lot 4 blk IS North Betid, f 100.
Port Summers and wf to school dUt
Gl Vi acre in sec 5 t 30 r 14 tl.
Theodore II Shaw and wifo to whool
dint C4Kacrein sec 6 t 30 r 14. f, ,
Henry SengstBcken and wf to barn'tY
Blake part of ue-1 sec 5 t 25 r 11 which
lies north of east fork of north fork of
Coos river a acres 350,
L J bimpson and wf toE S Gordon
lots I 'Z 3 4 and 5 blk 43 loti 8 0 HI and
JIUIK2.J (ota 10 anl II blk 19 North
J II KoItesA wife to Z D Brown &
wl lo I-rank Ayotto lot 1' block -h,
North Bend, ?500.
Franke Ayoite & wf to Lafayette
Crouch lot 11 block 48 North Bend 500.
Thos F Ryan A wf to Morris Brown
lot 1, sec 15 lot 3 A n2 of lot 4 sec 16 t 25
r 13 lot Bo4se4 sec.8 n2 n2 of w2 of bh4
v2 of se4 aw4 of sw4 sec 0 nw4 w2 of nc4
sw4 w2of set ee4 sec 10, nw4 nwt of rie4
tw4 sw4 of sel sec 11, aw4 09 sw4 sec 13
n2 e2 of sw4 w2 of sc4 no4 ol Bo4sec li,
u2 of nw sen 14 lot 1 ne4 of neu lot 3 ue
sec 24, w2 of nw4 sw4 of ne4 eec 24 lots
1 2 and 3 net of ew4 w2 of st4 tec 21 2
of ee4 sec 32 lot l,nc4 of owl ew4 of ew4,
ice 34 all in t 25 r 11. J 10,
W V Gage sheriff of Coon Co to Thos
E Ryan lot 1 sec 1 1 lot 3 n? of lot 4
sec 16 125 r 13. lot 7 Be3 eec 8 w2 nc4 w2
of ee4, secJJ n2 ee4 ti of sw4 sec 10, wU
nwl of ne4 ew4 eec U n2 t2 of aw4 w2 of
ee4 of Be4 eec 14, n2 of nwl atjc 15 lot 3,
ne4 of nwane4 of ne4 lot 1 sec 23, ew4
of sw4 sec 13 w2 of nwl w2 ef eo4 net of
ew4 84 of ne4 lots 1 2 and g sec 14. b2 of
aw4 s:c 32 sw4 of aw4 lot 1 hoc 33 t 25 r
11. M-1200.88 ,
GREAT INFLUX OF SEHLERS
About 300 Dally In Next Four
"It is my opinion that at least 50,000
people will come to Oregon within the
next four months, They will como in
at tho rate of bptween 200, and, 300
I' V '''
Tho above Is the aUtomento! William
Wciterlund, of William Wtstluml A
Co., OhlcHRO, land mid iiiuiiirntlou
nuenta of tho Hnrrtiiinn ayetviu, Mr,
Westvrluud, who li accompanied by his
brother, came to tho Const in charge of
120 Immiiirntitu, whom hu wilt help to
lecato somnwhero In Oregon, Humu ol
thesu he linn already located in linker
and other counties of Eunturn Oregon.
Tho rest he will eudoavor to ll ml homev
for In the Willnmotto Valley. Mr.
Woeturlund and party arrived Inst nlkht
and will hivo tumonor morului' for
"Since February 15, when tho excur
sion coaeon started," anitt Mr. JWoBtcr
luiul, "wo have sent out to Oregon be
lneon2C0 nnd SCO cottlem n day. Tho
pvfdona wo send or brine hurc aro tl
the hardy suitler variety, who lmvo n
Httlo money to invest in property, ami
.vlio nro not nfraid to work. These
como from tho Middle Wcat from the
States of lowo, Illinois, Witcouslu,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Knniaa
"How do you gel a parly to go West7"
''Wo round thorn up. Wo havo agents
located nil through tho Middlo Welt,
who talk of nothing but Oregon and '
Eastern Washington. Then, wo scud
out ut the rate of between 3,(XK) and
4,009 pieces of literaturo to sittlerc
"Everything in tho Middlo Woat i
for tho West," continued Mr. Wester
hind. "The sole topic of conversation
among tho farmers there Is about tho
West. Thn people look inoMly Jfor Im.
proved property. They want (arme
that thoy can go to work on nt nnco.
Yes, lir; wo txrect to bring many
thousauds of people to Oregon by June
5, when tho excursion season otitis. "
Mr. Westcrlund not only acta for
Oregon, but for Eaotcrn Washington
as well but tio states that tho rcoplu are
mostly interested in Oregon, and not
in Washington. Mr. Westerlimd has
had coneidernblo experlcnco in immi
gration work, having for ten years been
conducting parties to tho south. Since
February 15 ha has been connected with
tho Pacific Coast movement. Ho cx
pocta to come to tho roust in chargo of
, parties of settlers. He states that
more people would come to tho Pacific
Coast this season, but they cannot sell
the property which thny ovwi nt tho
prcsout timo. As noon m they can gut
rid of their property tliero will bo u
rush of Settlers into Oregon.
(jTATE AND GENERAL NEVs)
E;gs aro only 15 cents in Portland.
T, P. Pendall is tho new postmaster
in Oregon City neo Geo F, llorton.
The state Grango ia In session in
California will havo a $20,000 building
at the Lewis Si Clark Fair.
Out of 40 caBos in tho Lynn county
Circuit Court this term 14 aru divorce
A new t2000 dormitory for tho hoyo
at tho Chemawa Indian school will bo
built this cummer. C. A, Gray of Galorn
has the contract.
Ohaa Russell and Bert Ulm of Grid ton,
who were arrested on chargo of holding
up tho Greenville Postmaster wbro die-;
charged for want of evidence connecting
them with the holdup,
' ft would appear that Multnomah
csnnty was well up In swine induroly and
hho haa all kicde of pork within her
RepreBentijtlvo Eddy tolla tho Tilla
mook Headlight man that ho will not bo
a candidate' for the nomination for
congross. Thla is good news to some
others who will be,
Tho South Linn county Stock Pro
tective Association haa beon organlzod
at Brownsville. Tho organization ia
among tho farmora and its object ia to
protect tboir stock from fcoyotea . Every
coyoto killed by the league will cost a'
member 25 cfintB, Tho opyotes have bo
cooje,so nutperousisy this.' part of the
country tbafiome atepi bfid lb be taken
to destroy tnpm..
All corporations In Oregon must
pay nu annual llium-o lmronltor as
followai Whoro the capital btook docs
not exceed fftOOO, a feu of f 10 ; from
iMKIto f 10,000 fooof t to', from (10,000
to tW.OOOfuo of f'JOj from fW.OOO to
f 50,000 fuo of pOt from fRO.OOO to 100.
000 (eo of i50; from 100,000 to f2r0,000,
to foOO.rXtO loo of 1100; from (uOO.OOO to
H ,000,000, f co 01 1120, from tf 1,000,000
to f 2,000,000 (eo ut $175; whllu tho capi
tal stock exceods 12,000,000, (00 of 200.
Tho nnuuat licotiso feu must hu paid in
ndvnuct, so thnt nu the law goes into
elfccl May 21, all dometttie corporation
doing btulneas in tho state must filed
their reports during next June, nnd
must pay their Itconeo fees befnto
Atiguet 15, for tho ensuing mr. Fall
tirti to report or pay lo puulshablu by n
tltiu of (RX),
County court ol Douglas count' finish
ed Its work and ndjoutned Saturday
Before adjournment tho court awarded
F. Gorrelt dnmngia In thu stttn of 91050,
for Injuries rictlval in tho accident
canted by thu collnpsa of n small county
hridgonpnuntng Hubbard Creek. The
accident occured July 0, 11)02. Mr.
Carroll's claim was for (10,800, for por-
matient lujiuleit received, but ns Mr.
Ciorrell fnilml to appear before the
county physician fur examination, as
ordered nt tho last term of court, tho
bo.ud ducldid thnt it would, allow only
for personal injuries aud loss of proper
ty, A prohibition league has bocn formod
nt Pacific University,
Louie Rotnuo, a lialibrcad Indian,
was killed nt the Rainier Mill A Lumber
Company' n.iwrnill, at Rainier this
nllernoon. Ho wne working on tho log
dicl: at tho timo. Tho Inst cant had j
just bean sawed and tho dogs removed 1
and the cant rolled off onto tho live
rolls. Whon tho carringo was run hack
the third hcadblnck caught on tho end
of tho cant aud it wnj thrown between
the two largo rotary sawa and with tor-
rifle force was shot acroin thu lo,: deck,
thu cantatriklng Romeo full in tho face.
His whole face was cnt away ns clean an
though it had been donu by k cannou
ball. Romeo waa about 35 yenrs of nge
and unman led.
W. E. Martin, of Astoria, who recent
ly had trouble with his wifu In kldunp.
ng and rokldnapiug his young son, has
disposed of all hit Interests in Astoria
will ro-novo to some placo, the!
whereabout ol which ho does not dis
close. His object ev'duntly. is to take
tho boy whero ho will hu safu from any
danger of his mothor agalu getting pos
session of him.
Roy McClcllan, who rrcnlly escaped
from tho Thur.ton County jail nt Olym
pic and was recaptured at Albany, has
been released from custody. He wan
being held awaiting thu arrival of of-
floors from Olympia. But tho local
ofllcors havo received word that tin.
Olyrnpla oflicora do not consider It worth
tho ox pen ce lo take McClellon back to
jail, na ho waa serving only 00 day's son
tenco, so thoy havo act him at liborty.
Anton Olson, a miner in tho St,
Helens district, mot with a peculiar
accident recently. Whilo warming
eorno giant powder at a camp flro a cap
foil from bin hand into tho firo and
caused an explosion. Olson waa blown
about 20 feet. Hla eyes wero injured
co badly that ho waa unablo to see tor
eovoral duys, but otherwise his in'u;ka
Evory town iri Columbia county ol
any importance wauta to be tho county
teat and tho battlo for uuprcmncy wilt
soon take placo (
Tho cneo of Oregon vs. William O.
Tycor nnd Thomas Vunnum, chargod
with larcony becaliso of alleged robbing
of tho Bank of Brownsville, waa tile
rniieod by motion of the District At
torney Utah will givo (lfyCOO to tho Lowia A
Clark Fair. Tho St Louis exhibit of
Utah will bo brought "to Portland. t
Tho city engineer of I'orlland rccolv
cqneof his owq noficcswbich that
office sent out, .(tho notice yas to fo'ffh
witbifepair hla isl'dawatlk- til prescribed
by the city statu.!!.
Tho Nherln ol llnlier county la down
with small pox also' his two deputies,
Tho Etnto Harbor Commission met nt
Salem Monday nnd uluutod the (ollowltiR
ollluers: President, J O Welti, ot Port
land; aeutulnry, 11 U Meyer, of rialuni)
treasurer, F T Rogers, ol Portland. Mr,
Wolo taken tho place-ol H II Howard.
Six hoys at Albany wore lined Tiios
day foratonlrtg nChlnamnu. Each ono
was fined f 5,00 aud cost,
Chants Pass now haa its post olllce in
Marlon county la to linvo n county
exhibit nt thu Btiito Fair.
Rrownnvllle will hold an annual city
The newly lueorporated town of Myr-1
llo Creek hold olectlou Monday, Hon,
W. P Johunon wa. ulected Mayor.
Petitions uio now in circulation nsk
lug for thu reforundiim on thu Eddy
bill, which imposes r. tax 011 nil cor
porntlcno doing hushics-v In tho utate.
Tho dry frosty weather In .tho Wil
lamette valley has killed much winter
o.its but thn Into rains havu cotr.u in
time to rave- thu whent crop.
Tho Albany Butter nnd' Produce
Company uro building an ico phut, in
addition to' thulr cronyiory (or cold
Tho Board intends to prosecute all
violators of tho pharmacy law, having
recently count In possosion of facta
where proprietors aro employing phar
mnclsta as well asasslstnuta who nro not
The 1C, of P. lodgo at Lahauoti paid
.for a stock of millinery recently, Ono
of thu members Inndvertently ( left n
j iunlni- whun thu hall was
closed nnd during tho night thu stock of
goods on tho lower floor was flooded.
AatheJteam schooner Prentlis '.wan
coming down theColumblo rlvorTuosday
and about opposite ('athlament, iho
struck n floating log so hard that her
stum was broken. She lint Astoria ills-
1 charging lumber from
1 hold ro that the tnnylm rnlrod otidiciutit
! toexamlno tho full extent of her f in
j J,,rlc. which aro not now bolievud to
' b 'oro f oken stem.
The machinery has arrived ut (irants
Pass fur n saw mill thnt Is to be built on
AppK'n-to River of JoNOphitio County.
This company linn ono mill in operation
on Applegato; lite new one will bo set
P Jurtb'r down tho river. A lar,o
tiact of sugar plrio timber is owned by
this company on Applcgato nnd they
will also cut log sent down from tho
upper river by other parties.
A clow hau bcon discovered as to tho
whereabouts of 'leorgo.F. Armstrong,
tho prominent farmer who hr.a been
mlesing from I1I1 lloiilon County homo;
for the jmst wuex Monday Fred Fick
lin, nn Albany.lnd, was walking through
Armstrong placo when ho discover
cd n nolo piii ned to n slump: "Havo
uono to California." It waa aigned
Goorgo F. Armatrong. Aa all Arm
stroug'a ofTnirs ami family relations
wero good, no cause can he ascribed for
hla sudden nnd mystorloui dep.rturo,
Customi rccolpta for the Port
of Portland, to Murch 7 an in
creaso of '253,W7.05 ia shown in tho
United Status customs receipts over tho
corresponding period of last year. Thu
receipts thla year amount to f553,1rl7.42
ob compared with t'JOO, 100.05 (or tho
fiscal yoar 1002, ending Juno 30, tho ro
cctp'.a amounted to 1125,471.23, Ao tho
Spring season ia always tho hoavlest,
thu receipts for tho flucal 3 oar of 1 903
will oliow a still larger Increase ovor
1002, and nt the proBent rapid ralo ol
increase may retch noarly 0 million,
Tho sheriffs in tho vnrioua countiea in,
thu First Congressional District hnvo
beon notiilod by Qovornor Chamborlaln
by tho official "writ of election" com
mandinuithem to notify tho soveral
judgoa of uleotion in each of thb election
preciticto in thoir respectivo couhtitia to
hold a spoclai ejlectlon In each of tho
said precincts, on Monday, Juno 1, 1003,
in manner ami forhjns general elections
are hold, for the pntpo.6 of filling the
rvacanoy iq the office 'it, Roprosontativo-
In Congress for the JJrst District of
Oregon, ctiuied by the death of Hon
IhosBM H, Tongue,