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A Statement by Captain Clark
The Admiral's Chance of Escape.
In a personal interview in
answer to a question by the editor,
Captain Clark gives in the May
Century the following opinion of
the Spanish admiral's strategy:
"Assuming that the Spanish fleet
had to come out and I, tor one,
had given up the hope that it would
do so), it is my judgment that Ad
miral Cervera should have pre
ferred night to day as the time lor
the sortie, notwithstanding the
search-light watch so rigidly
maintained at the entrance. He
could have placed as guides to the
channel, along the shore, and on
the smokestack or mast of the
sunken Merrimac, lights screened
toward the sea, so that we could
not have detected them. His best
chance would haTe been to get up
his anchors and begin to move
about dusk, when he would have
had light enough to see the shore
and the channel marks, timing the
movement so that he should dash
out just as darkness fell, we
could not then have closed in upon
him without great danger to our
selves. The firing would have had
to be done virtually in the dark,
for the searchlights (even suppos
ing that others than the one
regularly in use had been turned
on) would soon have become in
effective, on account of the smoke
and from the shattering force of
the guns, which probably would
have extinguished them. The
direction of the enemy could thus
have been masked, and as each of
our captains would have been con
cerned with the risk of his ship
being rammed or torpedoed our on
slaught would have had a far
different result than it actually had
when full daylight enabled every
commander to see what all the
others as well as the enemy were
doing, and exactly what was to be
done. It was the difference be
tween certainty and uncertainty.
In the daytime we were able to
choose our distance from the enemy
with relation to being torpedoed.
As all his ships were supposed to
be provided with Whitehead tor
pedoes, I determined, unless an
emergency should require it, not to
go inside of half a mile, that being
the effective torpedo range, since
our superiority in ordnance and
armor would thus have been
"Considering the courses that
were open to Cervera, I should
probably, in the circumstances,
have done as he did head to the
westward, keeping the fleet to
gether in the hope of destroying
any vessel whjch might be able to
overtake me. Cienfuegos was his
nearest and natural port, and there
he would have been in direct com
munication with Havana by rail,
and, so to speak, would have been
in a Spanish environment. If he
Had intended to go to Havana, tt
i . .
wouia nave oeen Better to go
westward than eastward, for,
though the distance is somewhat
greater, the current would have
favored, and there was no ad
ditional force to be considered like
that at Guantanamo. To have
divided his fleet, part going east
ward and part westward would
have been to leave one-half to Ad
miral Sampson and the other half
to Commodore Schley.
"There remained one other
course. The result of the sortie
shows that he might have stood a
better chance of saving one or two
or even more of his ships by the
policy of scattering, with an ulti
mate rendezvous. Only three of
our ships were superior in speed to
his vessels, namely, the New York,
the Brooklyn and the Oregon
possibly the Texas. Even if each
of these could have selected and
pursued a Spanish ship, it is
possible that not every one of them
would have bceu equal to the task
of destroying her antagonist. The
armored cruisers, the Brooklyn and
the New York, might have found
that they had 'caught Tartars.'
They could not have pierced the
armoi of the SDanish vessels, while
the Spanish guns could readily
have pierced theirs. There were
no orders to our vessels for such
seperate action, for neither Ad
miral Sampson nor anyone else
could have anticipated such tactics.
It is a matter of pure conjecture,
but I am inclined to think that the
confusion resulting from such a
movement would have strongly
favored Cervera." Oregonian.
I hud a little boy who was nearly dead
from an attack of whooping coanh. My
neighbors recommended Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. I did not think that
any medicine would help him, but after
giving him a few doses of that remedy I
noticed an improvement, .and one bottle
cured him entirely. It is the best
cough medicine lever had in tho houve.
J. L. Moore, South Uurgettstown, Pa.
For sale by Uknkon Drug Co, Cottago
Grove, Jok Lyons, Drain, Druggists.
158 Jj acres, 13'miles eaat of Eugene near
Hendricks' Ferry on McKcnzie river.
House, barn and orchard and 5 acres
under cultivation, school house on
place. 600 spot cash will take it.
C. R. Hastingh, Cottage Grove.
Manv old soldiers now feel the
of hard service they endured during tho
war. Mr. Geo. S. Anderson, of Ross-
ville, New York county, Pen n., who saw
the hardest kind of service at the front,
is now frequently troubled with rheu-
matism. I had a severe attack lately,"
he Says, "and procured a bottl Of I
nberliiin'a Pain Balm. It did so 1
much good that I would like to know
what you would charge me for one dozen
bottles." Mr. Anderson wanted it both
for his own use and to supply it to his 1
friends and neinhiwrs, as every fninily
should have a bottle of it in (heir home
not only for rheumatism, but lame
back, sprains, swellings, cuts, bruises
and burns, for which it is unequalled.
For sale by Benson Dnua Co, Cottage
Grove, Joe Lyons, Drain, Druggists.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at Rogebnrg, Oregon
May 5, 1899.
Notice is hereby eiven that the follow
ing-named settler has filed notice of his
intention to make final proof n support
of his claim, and that said proof will be
made belore Joel Ware, U. a. (Jom
missioner at Eugene, Oregon, on June
17, 18SW, viz: James ti. bharp on 11.
E. No. 9348 for the E J SV k, W i
SE,H Sec. 20, T. 23 S., It. 1 W.
He names the following witnesses to
prove his continuous residence upon
and cultivation of said land, viz :
frank A. Kunkin, William T. Uailey,
of Eugene, Oregon, Baker Stewart,
Robert M. Veatch, of Cottago Grove,
J. 1. liRirxiES,
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION.
Land Office at RosEnuno, On,,)
April 20, 1899. f
Notice iB hereby given, that the following-named
settler has filed notice of
his intention to make final proof in sup
port of his claim, and that said proot
will be made before Joel Ware, U. S.
Commissioner at Eugene, Oregon, on
Juno 13, 1899, viz. : Pliny E. Snodgrass
on H. E. No. 8005, for tho south half of
northwest quarter of lots 3 and 4 of sec
tion 2, township 19, Bouth, range 1 east.
He names the following witnesses to
prove his continuous residencoupon and
cultivation of Baid land, viz.: J. Shep
ard Smith, of Creswell, Or., Milan 8.
Barker, of Fall Creek, Or., Rees S. Hoi
brook, of Fall Creek, Or., Henry T. Hol
lonbeck, of Eugene, Or.
J.T. Bridges, Register.
Notice Is hereby given, that George M. Haw.
ley ha been appointed administrator ol the
estate ol George W. Ozment, deceased. All per
sons having claims against said estate are here,
by notified to present tho same to said admin,
istrator, at Cottage Crone, Oregon, within six
months from the date ol this notice.
Dated this 2(ith day of April, 1899.
GEOKOK M. IIAWLKY,
, . , Administrator.
John H. Williams,
Attorney lor Estate,
When Dewey met the German there
among the Philippines,
He didn't like his uppish air, pro
voking stormy scenes;
And when the German craved a
fight and panted to begin it,
"If war you want, you'll get it,
sir," said George,
"Go, tell your admiral," he said,
the speech that I have made,
And tell him if he dares to cross the
line of my blockade,
I'll blow his ship to kingdom com
and everybody in it,
And he'll have war togivc away, in
"I'm here to flot the Stars and
Stripes; all other flags are barred ;
A rag like yours a man may buy for
30 cents a yard!
Keep off the grass! Take down our
sign, or else you won't be in it,
Fori will turn my gunners loose,"
J. Getcher Gunn in St. Louis
As examples of feminine grit
' and perseverance we may refer to
that displayed by Misses Minnie
and Lizzie Beach, who assist their
brother, John, in managing a farm
just across the river. The young
ladies are aged respectively 16 and
18 years, and during several years
past they have carried and sold
Wcr. miantitiVanf milt- in Pm-vallta
-r c a
3 . .
!break ln the winter they milk a
number of cows, convey the milk
to a skiff and row across the river.
at times through a torrent of drift..
To stem the current of the Will
amette in the dark, when the river
is high and full of drift is an under
taking which requires heroism and
proficiency in watercraft. This
operation is repeated twice a day
the year round, and between times
during a great portion of the season
they sell a wagon load of farm pro
ducts. These girls are orphans
and their heroic efforts in the battle
of life are attracting the attention
of our people. Corvallis Times.
M. E. CIIDItCH.
Hereafter the servicss at the Metlio
dist Episcopal church will be as fol
tows: Bunuay school at w a. m.
Preaching every 1st, 2nd and 3rd 8un
days at 11a. in. and 7:30 p. in. Ep
worth League at 0:30 p. in. Prayer
meeting every Thursday evening at 7 :30
Let uh hear tho Gospel "it is tho power
of God." Strangers and friends
made welcome to all meetings.
M. O. Brink, Pastor.
Services at the Catholic church will
henceforth take placo each third Sun
day in every month.
Hervices will bo held on the 28th of
May 1. 0. tho Sunday after Penticost.
Rev. L' PitzviiVLBKi.
Twenty-five thousand brick for Bale.
Bert Wood, Cottago Grove, Oregon.
And tho Bohemia Nugget for 2 per
year.cash in advance. This is without
doubt tho greatest olubbing offer offered
by Oregon newspapers today. The
Oregonian is without doubt excelled by
none, in point of news both local and
foreign, is a clear print, and besides
has that great redeeming feature, de
void of sensational and disgusting
literature. Remember the two papers,
the Weekly Oregonian and your homo
apper the Bohemia Nugget for 2.
"TUST A MINUTE"
A FREE PATIUKN
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THE McCALL CO.,
IJB-14 Wilt Ml MTI.
A.pril :l ,'99.
Miss A. Heinrich
Invites all Ladies to be present
and inspect a first class stock andj
lmvpt nrices. One door South of.
Racket Store. Cottage Grove, Or.
Nohemin Nugcet OrcRoninn
Supply house for
Send your ordern by Telephone
W. H. Beagle,
Gives the Choice of
H.o"W Rates to all
Ocean Steamera Leave
Portland every 6 days
For full particular call onO. n v
Agent, Frank Jordan, Cottage Grove.
W. H, IIURLMiRTj
General Paasonger Agoht,
.... Proprietor of
The Popular Cigar and cotjf
fancy Vanned I.unrhu.
Cigars of Low ami
Grade and Prices to init the Trade
Main Street, Cottage Grove, Or
Eakln & BHslow
business In all Its branches.
U.ILB Or.,., Or.g,,,
.SHAVING PARI.0R. M
U.tUg Or.. .... Or.
G. K. (Jrtfflth, Prop,
B. L, Pickard & Son
HoiiNc fia intingr,
COTTAGB GROVE. ORB.
General Blacksm. thing.
Two Doom North of Kakln A ItriilWi,
Cottayt Grove, Oregon.
KE. C. Ferltins
U. S. Mineral Surveyor.
Special attention given to Mining
Claims and procuring of Patculs.
Gua.nts Pass, Okkgon.
-3 J. S. MEDLEY. 4r
Attorney At Law,
Cottage Grove, Oregon,
TURKISH BATHS AT HOMK.
A perfect sanitary, aolf-supportinf
bathing aparatu, rubber lined and ti
Produces cleanliness, health and
DisjK-ls colds, fevers, skin dimies
and cutaveou eruptions.
Recommended by eminent physicians.
Prof. Hudson's Klectric Home Ani
mator sold by Char. K. Lani,
On subscription at the Nugget
Old papers for sale at this office.
1'aper Guaranteed not to CracH
Office, Nain Street, next to J. E.
Young's law office.
Lcaguo hlcyclo. Kood condition, 20;
an American conservatory guitar $20.
Inquire at Lurch'u Btoro.
50 prH. of Lndloa fltio shoos In odd
styles and numbers at $1.00 pr. pair.
Kakin & BuihioW.