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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 4, 1899)
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Uncle Sam has balanced his
books for the fiscal year of 1899,
and the statistics of his business
during the last twelve months tell
an eloquent story of prosperity.
He sold foreign nations $1,227,
.443,425 worth of American pro
ducts, and in return bought only
697,077,388. This means that on
the year's transactions the world
at large owed the United States a
balance of $53366.37. which
must be paid in service of some
sort, in gold and silver, or in
stocks, bonds and other articles of
Since the presidential convention
of 1896 the United States has en
joyed a foreign trade without a
parallel in its history. During j
those three years the balance of!
trade in its favor has reached the
tremendous aggregate of a billion j
and a half the exact figures being 1
$1,432,101,857. This debt hasj
been partially settled by net im-
portations of $207,071,006 of gold J
during that period. Some of it
has been wiped out by ocean
freight paid foreigners and by the
return of American securities Irom
Europe, but there is reason to be
lieve a considerable part of that
big balance is still due Uncle
The exports for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1899, fell $4,000,
000 below those of the fiscal year
of 1898, but that difference is a
mere trifle, and the year's record
was far beyond that of any other
year in the history of the country.
The slight falling off was due en
tirely to the decreased demand of
Europe for American breadstuff's
because foreign crops were better.
In fact, the commerce of 1899
more nearly represents normal con
ditions, because it was not swollen
by crop failures in other parts of
One of the most striking facts is
the increase in the exports of
manufactured articles. Yankee
notions are fast capturing the
world, for the demand upon the
workshops for the production of
American skill and brawn is grow
ing at a lively pace. These ex
ports reached the great aggregate
of $335,000,000, as against $290,
000,000 in 1898. This shows a
jump of $45, 000,000, again of 154
per cent in a single year, and a
large share of this sum was earned
by the iron and steel industries of
the United States.
For many years America has
been feeding Europe, but Yankee
genius and the world with the out
put of the highest priced labor ever
known in history. Its rails are
bringing civilization to Siberia, its
locomotives are knocking down
the Chinese wall of seclusion, its
oils carry light to heathen lands,
its bridges are ollowing the white
man into darkest Africa, its agri
cultural implements are dotting
fnreitrn fields, its copper is dis-
a r - -
tribnting electric energy through
out vast areas, us cottons are
swathing the natives of the Orient,
its coals have gone to Newcastle,
its cutlery is disputing the market
of Sheffield, and the cunningly de
vised work of its artisans is finding
its way into the remotest corner of
the globe. The progress in this
department may be better under-
stood by comparison with the
record of 1 888, during which year
the exports were $130,300,087,
little more than one-third of last
These are the official figures of
exports of manufactured goods:
KXTORTS IN JUNtt.
These evidences of prosperity
are supported by the statistics of
domestic trade and commerce.
The number of failures, is a
trustworthy index of the real
prosperity of the people, and the
figures of 1899 are amazingly good.
In the past six months just 4,884
banks, firms aud individuals in the
United States became bankrupt,
with liabilities of $49,954,661.
The purely commercial failures
were 4,853 in number, with lia
bilities of $42,664,661, divided be
tween manufacturers, $16,923,353,
and trades, $23,011,364. In the
same period of 1892 the amount of
liabilities in failures was $62,273,
680, or $20,000,000 more than this
year's; the panic year of 1893
showed a total for the whole year
of 15,242 failures, with $346,779,
889 of liabilities, an average for
each bankrupt of $22,751 .
Bank clearings are another good
index of business activities. New
York clearings are representative
of the country, and one of the
commercial agencies brings out the
astonishing growth in business by
making a comparison for the week
ending July 6. ' In 1899 the clear
ings amounted to $1,035,427,487.
In the corresponding week of 1892
the figures for New York were
$639,333,763. That means that
New York banks handled 62 per
cent more of business in a repre
sentative week of this year than in
the 3 ear of good times before the
panic. Toledo Blade.
The correspondent of the Minne
apolis Times sends a letter from
Manila, detailing a conversation he
had with a Filipino officer who was
one oi the commissioners who
came to Gen. Otis on May :8 with
a proposition for an armistic. The
Filipino statements embrace these
That the Filipinos did not order
the burning of Manila and the
wholesale murder of Americans:
That Mr. Wildman, our consul
at Hong Kong, prior to the fall of
Manila, promised the Filipinos
That General Anderson, at Ca
vite, made the same statement to
Filipino officers prior to the fall of
As to the first, the written order
for slaughter and destruction was
captured by General Otis It is
quite understandable that the
Filipinos should deny this atrocity,
but that denial can not be ac
cepted. As to the latter two statements,
while their truth is a matter of
grave doubt, it ought to have been
clear to Aguinaldo that neither the
consul at Hong Kong, nor even a
brigadier general, had any au
thority to promise anything. These
gentlemen could express their per
sonal views, but they had no au
thority whatever to speak for the
government nor the people of the
Note the fact also, that these al
leged statements weremade while
the islands, with the exception of
Manila bay and a small area at Ca
vite, were under the Spanish flag.
The treaty of Paris had not been
made. Its terms were unknown nt
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that time. It is lmraiy prouu.
that any United States official
should make positive statements
concerning a subject on which he
concerning u auujtti
knew nothing, and upon which he
had no authority to bind the United
The trickincss ot the Filipino
character is well known. They
are not people of strict adhesion to
truth. In point of fact, the rule
appears to be that they prefer false
hood to fact, as a general rule.
The Filipino commissioner was in
dulging in a racial characteristic
in his talk with the correspondent.
How Cottage Grove is Going
Ahead Buildings Completed
and Under Construction.
It has been a number of years since
Cottage Grove has experienced as
healthy a growth as it has this year,
thus far, and tho indict Hons aro that
the end is not yet.
It is not n "boom" that has struck tho
Gateway ity to the Bohemia mining
district, but a steady, healthy growth,
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the confidence oi properly owneis 111
the stability of tho city. As an illua
tration of tho meaning of tho foregoing
remarks, relative to a town of eight
hundred inhabitants the following items
are chronicled :
Early in tho spring Messrs. Glass
Bros., of Brownsville, planing mill men,
came here looking for a business loca
tion. A few hours observation and in
quiry convinced them that it was not
necessary to look farther, and they re
turned to Brownsville, and immediately
commenced tho removal of their mill
machinery for this plHce, having pur
chased the old warehouse jiiBt across the
track and north of the S. P. depot.
Tho building was soon overhauled and
the machinery which proved to be a
very complete planing mill plant was
put in position and now for over two
months the whir ot saws and hum of
planer bits have been heard from early
morning until late of night. Their
business is gradually growing and the
gentlemen report themselves well
satisfied with the change.
About two months ago J. I. Jones
completed the erection of an 8-room
residence, 16x28 with an ell 10x20, on
South Fourth street and moved into it,
where he will reside until his perma
nent residence in the same quarter is
completed. This residence will be an
ornament to the city, and a very de
sirable two-atory house. The founda
tion is 28x32 with a 14x20 addition in
the rear. Mr. Jones has already built
a barn 30x40. The grounds will bo well
fenced and other substantial improve
ment!. D. B. Chambcrland, recently from
Caliiforuia is alio building a two story
residence in the south part of town,
James Potts has tho lumbor on the
ground, on Fourth street, south, for a
cottage 24 x37.
Bud Roberts, story and one-half G
room residence, on Fourth street.
James Redford, a handsome cottage
south of the bridge near the river oc
cupied by Mr. Hart. Mr. Redford has
also placed a new foundation under and
painted his other property occupied by
Jack Lewis is building a one story
residence in south part of town, founda
tion 24x26 with an extension 14x18.
In the Perkins addition to Cottago
Grove several residences aro going up,
and more contemplated.
Geo. McQueen is building a two story
dwelling in McFarland's second addition.
Tho foundation is 28x38, unci will bo
completed about tint middle ol August.
Dr. Geo. Wall's residenco on Wall
street, the construction of which was
commenced in '08 has junt now been
comploted. This very pretty dwelling,
and, by the way not a small one the
foundation being55x50 feet, and three
stories high, adds much to tho at
tractivenesi of tho "west sido." Dr.
Wall's residence is a fino place, pro
vided with ventilating and hot air pipes
on the plan of Mr. Goo. Lea's,
which is highly satisfactory.
Another very pretty house built this
year is tho five room and basement cot
tago of Mr. Jack Hart on Fourth street.
The house stands only ono block couth
of Main on a good lot, well fenced, and
is attractivoly painted. Mr. Hart con
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n.mlo welcome to nil meeting".
M. 0. HitiNK. 1'nMor.
Servient the Catholic church will
henceforth tnko place earl, third Sun-
dnv in every month.
Kov. 1 I'u.vjiYijiki.
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Regular services each Sabbath. Hun
dnv school 10 a. m.; Poaching end.
Su'nduvnt 11 a. m. and 8 p. i". except
the '-'nil which will ho ,0 11,0
Providence church near ntar on How
river. First Sunday nl .1 p. in. will he
given to Shields school house and 3rd
Sunday 3 p. in. to Siwh school house.
Junior U H at 3 p. n. ; Y PS C K at 7
p. in.; prayer meeting Wednesday 8 p.
m.; the monthly huHlntHH meeting and
Hoeial !h held at come member homo
Mondav 8 p. in. after the 1st Sunday .
Tho Ladies Aid Society meets each
Tl!Mnv nt t p. ,. to work, at
frl ' ,lr mmiibor's home.
1 pr(;(!C1CP B0icitcd at each church scr
yjco, strangers maun wrimnw.
W. V. Mt'tiKK. Pastor.
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W. H. Beagle,
Gives the Choice of
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Ocean 8teainors Leave
Portland every 6 days
For full particulars call on O. R. A N.
Agent, Frank Jordan, Cottage Grove.
W. H. IIURLBKBT,
General Passenger Agent,
. . . .Proprietor of
Popular Cigar nud
Fancy Vanned Lunthu
Cignrs of Low and Hij,
Grade and Prices to suit the Trade
Main Street, Cottage Grove, Ore
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COTTAGE GROVE. ORE.
Two Doors North of Kukin A Ilriito'i,
Cottage Orove, Oregon.
xL C. Perkins
U. S. Mineral Surveyor.
Special attention given to Minicj
Claims and procuring of PatenU.
Gkants Pass, Okkgox.
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Attorney At Law,
Cottage Grove, Oregon,
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