Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 9, 1901)
HOWARD & SUPPLE
lUUort and Publishers.
Entered mt the pojtomee t Cottage Orore,
Oregon Mfecotxi Claw mail tnat'.tr.
Hubacrlptlen prk-e. I.SO, In ndvaar,
AUertUliiK rates nun. Vown upon
Friday, August 9, 1901.
Twst before eoinir to press the
private information comes to us that
R. J. Jennings is in receipt of ad
vices from P. J. Jennings that the
canital has been secured and the
deal closed with Chicago people for
the bttildiue of a railroad into Bo-
' hernia, and that work upou said road
will begin almost immediately. The
Jennings brothers have been most
mersistentlv hammertoe away for
I " "
cheap transportation to and from
Bohemia and if this good news
proves true, and the source of our
information is of the best, too much
praise cannot be awarded them for
the success of their efforts. 1 rans
portation is ot the most vital im
portance to Bohemia. With a rail
xoad into the district all other
desirable things will quickly follow.
Things are working just right now
and soon will be coming with leaps
and bounds. The dark days for
Bohemia are a thing of the past,
and it will not be long now when
that splendid camp will take its
place in the front rank of the min
ing industry of the Northwest.
E. S Harris, the mining expert
who accompanied the Boston party
on its inspection and investigation
of the Bohemia mines, had a double
purpose and commission to fill. He
was here to note the feasibility of a
lailroad line from Cottage Grove to
Bohemia. He found that it was
entirely practical, as an easy grade
can be secured with but ordinary
difficulties to surmount. On his re
turn he will make a favorable report
to his principles, and will endeavor
to induce some of them to come here
with him about the last of October
and- go over the proposed route.
The matter of rights of way for the
line will be of first consideration and
perhapsa small bonus will be asked.
In conversation with some of the
property owners through whose
lands the-road would have to pass
it is learned that rights of way will
cheerfully be given and donations
of timber if wanted. It has been
stated that the Booth-Kelly firm
has volunteered $10,000 and will
furnish 100,000 feet of lumber per
day for fifteen years as freight, and
will even do more if it is found
necessary. Now it is up to the men
of means of Cottage Grove to Ret
into line and by their works show
that they have the faith in their own
surroundings that they wish to in
spire in the capital that comes here
seeking investment. Now the op
portunity is ripening for the bus
iness men and property owners of
this city to get together, dis
cuss this matter, make up their
minds the course to pursue and how
much they can do, and when the
time comes be ready to act in unison
and successfully supplement the
efforts of the capital that is attracted
The Nugget Complimented.
The following extract from the
columns of the Pacific Miner serves
to show what they think of us
' 'The Bohemia Nugget of Cottage
Grove looks like a new paper since
Mr. Supple took a half interest in
it. Postmaster Howard did not
have the time necessary to "trim
up" bis sprightly sheet, but Mr.
Supple has done it up brown. He
has washed its bands and laved its
toilet so neatly that it looks like a
newly-born dollar from the U. S.
.mint. The Nugget is one of our
greatly esteemed exchanges: It is
the representative of the Bohemia
milling district and does its work."
' A Portland corporation will under
take to recover 8,800 acres of arid
tend in Harney comity, under the
Care arid lands act.
Tit A TFAKK UU31ASUASD.
The recent "bear paw" episode
that caused much talk and was
given much publicity through the
home and Eugene papers, seem to
have left some sore spots. The
Register published an extended ac
count of the finding of the supposed
human hand, and was justified in
doing soon the opinion of reputable
parties here who had viewed the
charred remains of the bear's paw
and pronounced it not only a hu
man hand but specified the cendcr
as feminine. The story was cur
rent on the streets of Eugene before
the issue of the Register was put to
print, and some malicious and evil
minded person or persons gave the
Register man some points about the
criminal wickedness of the Bo
hemia miners, which that paper
added to its account of the "grew
some find." The Nugget de
fended the Bohemia miners against
the uncalled for slur put upon them
through the Register. That paper
then dug up for verifications qf its
rash statement, one G. V. Weider,
who furnished the paper with a
letter on cabin looting in Bohemia,
which the Nugget intended to pub
lish last week but overlooked.
We had supposed the incident
had closed, that explanations had
been fully made and that no after
math bitterness was rankling in the
heart cfour brother of Eugene, but
this week a letter comes to us from
the Register man containing the
clipping of the letter published by
him and on which he relies for
vindication of his aspersious upon
the fair name of Bohemia and its
bus, peaceable and law-abiding
The letter that appeared in the
Register is reproduced, as a bo the
remarks of the editor:
A Bohemia Miner Tells Something
About the Breaking Into Cabins.
Editor Register: I have read the
controversy in the Eugene papers
and the Cottage Grove Nugget in
regard to pilfering and looting in
the Bohemia district. I have been
located in the district for three
years, and will say that this is the
first mining camp I have ever been
in where a man could not po away
from his locked cabin without hav
ing it robbed. My cabin has been
broken into three times. The first
time all of my utensils were stolen,
the second time they secured noth
ing, but the third time my am
munition, a stove, pot and all my
mining supplies were carried away.
To my certain knowledge 'tivo
other parties have sustained simi
lar losses. It is my opinion that
some parties in the district are doing
the looting act. One miner informs
me that six cabins in the district
have had similar experiences and
an organized effort will be made to
stop it. G. W. Weidbr.
Kindly have the honesty to pub
lish the above item if you wish to
square yourself for your recent
We are informed by men of known
reputation here that the author of
that letter, G. W. Weider, bears a
most unsavory reputation in Bo
hernia, and that if any low-down
meanness was ever perpetrated in
the camp it could be traced mighty
close to him. Others say that if he
ever returns to that camp they will
make it warm for him and call him
to strict account for the lies and
slander he is setting afloat, and
tnat ne will not get the oppor
tunity to pasture his horses in an
other man's field and then steal
them out after nightfall to avoid
payment. Ho is well known in
Bohemia and his reputation in be
The remarks of the Register man
following the letter above about
Janus-faced journalism might well
and very appropriately be reversed.
Our experience is not quite so new
as the Register man may suppose,
for we were" following this line of
work when our young friend of the
Register was but a little child in
swaddling clothes, and we long
since learned that it was not pretty
to make covert thrusts at onr
NEW LAND OIU-ICE RULES
Commissioner Hermann has sent
out the following instructions to
the registers and receivers of land
offices, which will have a most
dctcrcnt c fleet on fraudulent loca
To the end that fraud may be
prevented, you are directed to thor
oughly cross-examine all claimants
and proof witnesses in timber and
stone entries and to issue no final
certificates in any case, unless the
proof submitted is positively satis
factory, and you are convinced be
yond all reasonable doubt that the
entry is made in absolute good faith
for the exclusive benefit of the en
"In all cases where you have not
evidence or sufficient or actual
Knowledge 10 jusiiiy rejection or
proof, but have presumptive evi
deuce, reliable information or good
reason to believe that an entry is
fradulent, collusive or illegal, or is
not made in good faith for the pur
pose contemplated by law, or the
requirements of the law have not
been fully or thoroughly complied
with, you will receive the proof
but suspend action thereon and
transmit the same to this office with
your opinion in each case.
"This office will not be satisfied
with any proof taken in a pre
"To assist in the cross-cxamina
tion of claimants, a list of questions
approved by the secretary, to be
propounded in addition to those re
quired by the forms and regulations
of department are enclosed."
The questions are twenty-five in
number and pertain to the residence
of the eutryman, qualifications to
make entry, financial condition,
employment and what is intended
to do with the land.
SELBY SMELTER ROBBED.
A San Francisco dispatch of Au
gust 6tb says that the Selby Smelt
ing and Lead Company has bee,u
robbed of. $280,000 worth of goli
bullion. The theft occurred some
time Monday night, and was not dis
covered until morning. The thieves
tunneled from outside the building
under the vault at the Selby Works',
which are located on the bay shore
about 30 miles from San Francisco,.
They got away with nearly 1200
pounds of fine gold worth $20 an
ounce without leaving a trace df
The robbery is the most success
ful and remarkable ever accom
plished on the Pacific coast, and
was evidently the work of skilled
mechanics. The whole aflair was
most skillfully planned and as skill
fully executed. It is supposed that
when the robbers secured their loot
they loaded it into a boat that was
waiting and disappeared in the fog
that had come over San Francisco
In their haste to get away they
left two gold bars, worth nearly
$50,000, lying on the bank at the
water's edge. The police at all the
bay cities were notified of the crime
but all they could discover were a
few of the tools that the robbers
The Selby Smelting and Lead
Company is the largest concern of
its kind on the Pacific coast. Ores
are. sent from all over the Western
country to be smelted and refined,
and the gold is then turned over to
the mint. A steamer makes special
trips between San Francisco and
me worns, carrying tne ores one
way and bringing back the refined
The announcement is again made
that Portland is to have another
daily paper. It looks very much
as though it will be a go this time,
for the Hearst interests are credited
with being' behind the enterprise.
It will be democratic in politics and
will be capitalized with $250,000.
An early morning' fire in Portland
on Wednesday consumed the Ore
gon livery and feed stable and cre
mated fifty horses. The flames
spread to adjoining property and
devoured several residences with a
loss of many thousands of dollars.
-A Safe Place to
Prices Right- Goods Right; Everything Right.
To this end wc again repeat our Btirniitec, which is strong enough to'lmr
further argument. If at'nny time you arc dissatisfied with n purchrmc mnilc
here, return the goods and wc will return the money.
At Newlands, of
The Pacific Miner comes to our
table this week in a neat, new and
most convenient form. It is re
plete with the latest mining news
from all over the Northwest and
should be taken and appreciated by
every man interested in the mining
industry. It is devoted entirely to
mining interests and as the industry
develops the Miner will grow and
broaden its sphere of usefulness
until it becomes a welcome mes
senger all over the great Northwest.
finOWNOn the Count Fork, four miles
with of Cottnisc lirovt, on Wrtinw
day, Aitp. 7, 1001, lo the wifu of Tim
jirowti, 11 son.
Mrx. llrowii iHthediiughlcrof Howard
Garoutte nnd lives nt the fmiilly home.
The little stranger was introduced to tin
family circle by Dr. Snupp. Tim la
overjoyed with the new comer und
grundpa tiaroittte is beaming with glad
nous, while Mrs. Drown is netting ol
HAWLKY At Creswcll on Anoint 0,
1001, Im HawIe.v.ogedBo years.
The funeral was held lit Divide on
Wednesday und attended by n large
number of friends and relatives Ira
Hawloy enmu to Oregon across the
plains In 1853, settling at Divide, In tho
Southern part of I.nno county, where for
twenty yearn or more lie conducted 11
stage station before the railroad was
built through to California, He wax
well known all over tho coast in tho
early days, his lelng 0110 of tho inoit
popular stopping places on the road. Mr.
Hnwley moved to-Eugene somo twelve
years ago and resided there about eight'
years. Ho laid out an audition to.hu
gene, just southwest of tho Central
school building, known as Hawley's ad
dition. Jlo moved to Crcswcll after
leaving Eugene and he and his wifo
have resided on the farm of their son
George, two miles north of that place,
ever since. Besides Ills wife the de
ceased leaves five sons, all well-to-do
nnd respected citirens. They are: M.
M. of Moscow, Idaho; W. D., G. M. and
J. JI. of Cottago Grovo, and It. D. of
NOT1CK FOR rUDMCATJO.V.
United Btatei Uinft OOlco,
Knscburg, Ore., August, 1VU1.
Notice ) hereby given that In coinpllanco
with tho provisions of tho net of Congress of
June a, 1878, entitled "An net for tho sale of
timber lands In the States of California, Ore
gon, Nevada and Wmhlngton Territory," as
extended to nil tho l'ulille Ijind States by act of
August i, 1892, Milan B. Darker of Kugcne,
county of l,anc, State (or Territory) of Oregon,
baa tbls day filed In tills office tils sworn state
ment, No. 1707, for thu purchase of the HW H HE
HK H VW Hi e 54 BW Section No. 2 In
township No. 20 8., Range No. 6 W., and will
olTcr proof to show that tho land sought Is
mora valuable for Its timber or stone than for
agricultural purposes, and to establish his
claim to said land before tho Register and Ve
celver of this oIIIjo at Roseburg, Oregon, on
Thursday, tho iMth day of October, 1001.
Ho names as witnesses!
Mrs. Carrie M. Darker of Kugeno, Oregon,
Charles Wiltmiof !ornc, Oregon, M. U. Ills
sell of Lowell, Oregon, h. OlUtrup of llugene,
nynndall perrons claiming adversely tho
abovo-descrlbed lands are requested to fllo
their claims In this oftlra on or bofore said 21th
day of October, IDOL.
J.T. IIbidoes, Register.
lteml the Bohemia Xttggct
the Finest in the City.
now get a good Selection.
"New Thought is
Kadain's Microbe Killer, slowly but surely banishes
diseased conditions, and frees the body and mind of it's
ill effect. Thus it gives the right of way to "New
Thought and New Life."
II you arc interested I will give you names of parties
who have used M. K. in this city.
Residence with J. K. Ilnrrett.
NOTICK rOR ITJtMCATIO.N.
I'nlled Hutu Und nfllrr,
Roscburg, Ore., Atigut S, 10.
Notice Is hereby gtreii that In iiipllaur
with the provisions ot the artot Congrr" ctj
Jnne.t, 17, rnlfltiM "An art for lho.il if
timber Iand In the Xlatra of California, Orv.
eon, Nevada and Waihlnjcton Territory' as .
extended In all the Public Ul.d Btalrs by art of I
Auxu.t t. IW, Mrs. Carrln M. Darker of Y.n-'
g5ne, ronnty of fne, Htale (f Territory) ofj
Oregon, has this day flleil In Ihls otllie hcrt
worn statement, No. 1701, for thepurrhaMi of
the H$ NK Mi N' '$ K 1-1 offk-rtlnn Nn.Nlnl
Township No. 20 H, ltana;u No. ." W., and will
offer proof to show Hist the land murht s
more valuable for Its timber or stone than for '
agricultural pnrposc", and to ettabllOi her
claim toald land before the RegUttr and He-1
reiver of this nftlceat Ruseburg, Oreguu, on J
Thursday, the 'Jltli day of October, luul,
Hhe names as wltne-s s: ,
M. H. Darker of cugvne, Oregon, Charles
Wiltse of liraue, Orvgon, JI. II. DUsell of
Uwel1, U. (lllstrapof Kugene, Oregon.
Any and alt persons claiming adversely tho
abovaxleH'illK'd lands am rc'iuots'l to Hie
their claims In this ofllcu on or before said 21th
day of October, 1MI.
J. T. IUidum, Register.
Now all Together !
In tho spring timo gentlo Annlo
There's a smell in the back yard
And nn odor in onr city
That hits tho stranger hard.
It's nn argument for eowernuo
Hut there Is another plan;
You can go to the New Era Drug Store
And you may buy a can of Chloride
Its very flno
Take It In timo
Don't lose u dollar
To save a dime.
Call curly and avoid the rush.
Jl reliant &
Xelnon, New Era
The First National Bank
CoTTAOB GUOVK, ORB. "
Paid up Capital, $25,000.00
Money to loan on approved security.
Exchanges sold, avullublo any pluco
In the United States.
Your IiilHlncsH i Solicited.
Ilowaro of nlr dried or half dry floor
ing, celling und rustle, 'The Booth.
Kelly Lumber Co,, aro making spculul
prices on kiln-dried lumber,
Atlvertlae In the Xuagct.
A. F. HOWARD, Agent.
COTTAhK GKOVK, OHKdO.V.
coiupleto lli.e always 111 stock
Successor to II. V. PHILXirS,
All kinds of Produce bought
at the highest market values.
Cnll and get acquainted with
us. Wc shall be pleased at all
times to quote you prices
upon all lines handled by us,
whether you buy or not.
Our Stock is New, Neat and
Clean, and having had years
of experience in business, we
assure you the very best goods
the market affords, and the
lowest possible prices
Remember the place: Phillips'
old stand, Cottage Grove, Ore.
GROCERY. . .
Corner of Main nnd Second St., Cottugo Grovo.
Carrios 11 lino lino of Grocorlcs. No-
Hons, Cundles, Tobaccos, Nuts and
Our prices aro right and wo will givo
Ooorf Value for Your Money,