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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 10, 1902)
HOWARD & SUPPLE
Kntarednt tit pontoffleo at Cottage Grove,
Oregon as Second Class mall mat '.or.
Htilriiillim prli c. HI. .TO, hi ii'lrnnm.
AilvnrttaliiK Itiiti'H in in' n known upon
THIS P.U'Klt I kept on die nl K. 0. Drake'n
Advertising Agency, dlaiiilM Merchants Kx
change San KranelM-o, rallfornla whore eon
tracts for advertising 11111 homade for It.
Friday, January ic, 1902.
One of the fruits of the recent
school shut-down comes hack to our
people in an nrticle in the Portland
Evening Telegram with a three-
line display head saying: "Cot
tage Grove is without schools,"
Mossbacks vote down necessary
tax levy," "As result, several hun
dred children are denied educa
tional advantages Citizens aroused
and reconsideration of this action
is certain to be had." It is most
deplorable that it should have hap
pened and it is earnestly hoped that
it will soon be righted.
George Vernon, who was appre
hended in California and brought
buck by Sheriff Withers, was given
a preliminary examination before
the Justice of the Peace last Mon
day in Eugene, on two charges;
one of forgery and one of obtaining
money under false pretenses. He
made no defense, and was bound
over to appear before the grand
jury at its next session.
An endowment of $1,000,000 has
been given by Mr. and Mrs. Harold
McCormick of Chicago to found a
medical institution which will he
known as the Memorial Institute
for Infectious Diseases, as a tribute
to the memory of their little sou,
John Rockefeller McCormick, who
died of scarlet fever a year ago. At
present provisions has been made
only for experimental work cover
ing a period of five years.
Another Schley resolution was
introduced in the House on Mon
day by Representative ,Schirni of
Maryland. It provides an appro
priation of $i 2.000 for bronze
tablets commemorating six great
naval victories, beginning with
those of Paul Jones in 1797, and
closing with the battle of Santiago
Bay, ' Commodore Winfield Scott
Schley commanding," in 1898.
Alaska and the United States
may soon be connected with a line
of wireless telegraphy. Seattle,
Wash., capitalists are negotiating
with Chicago firms for equipment
for the proposed line, and the pro
moters believe that with the open
ing of the summer season the line
will be in operation between Nome
City and Seattle.
The movement of Mormansfrom
Utah to the colonies of Alberta is
now on, some nineteen families
having recently passed through
Great Falls, Montana, to their des
tination. The Canadian North
west Irrigation Company is behind
the project to colonize 8000 Mor
mons along the route of the com
pany's big canal in Alberta.
SOUTHERN VIEW OF ROOSE
VELT. Florida Times-Union.
President Roosevelt has not been
in the executive chair long, but he
has occupied it long enough to
show that he has ideas of his own
and the strength of character to
carry them out. No president,
save Jackson and Cleveland, has
shown the self-reliance and strength
of purpose that he is showing. He
has his own convictions and is liv
ing up to them, regardless of what
others think. His decision to con
sult democratic senators and repre
sentatives as to appointments shows
a determination to have men in
office not merely party workers.
A man of President Roosevelt's
independence may displease all of
the people some 01 the time, may
displease some of the people all of
the time, but lie is apt on retiring
from office to leave the feeling gen
eral in the popular mind that lie
lias been straightforward and sin
cere, aud that in weighing the
good of his administration against
the had, tlk frood preponderated.
The Public School Closed
by a Vote of 61 to 22.
A not tier Mcctluy to lie Jlclit,
When it fjt llopril that Alt
Will lie llitilitvil iintl the
The spectacle of over 200 child
ren appearing at the ustwl hour at
the portals of our public school on
Monday morning only to find the
door of that seat of learning barred
against them, is one of the unlooked
for outcomes of small Ivckeruigs be
ttveen the school boanl anu tne
school taxpayers. A meeting on
Saturday last of the property
owners of this school district was
held at the school house aud was
attended by eighty-three taxable
residents It was found that a de
ficieucv existed in the school fund
and that it would be necessary to
raise about $925 to tide the school
through the balance of the term
year. The taxable property in this
district represents $185,000, and a
five-mill tax upon this valuation
was sought to be levied for the pur
pose of keeping open the doors of
our school. A vote was taken and
the result was sixty-one to close
the doors of the school and only
twenty-two in favor of keeping
them open. This action is much
to be deplored and a large signifi
cance is added to it when it is seen
that the opposition to education and
progress is nearly three to one. Af
ter the meeting adjourned and the
result was known upon the main
thoroughfare of town many heated
discussions took place, and it is but
just to state that a few who had
voted to close the school realized
the force of their action when it
was too late, said they had voted
under a misunderstanding, aud
were willing to sign a call for a
reconsideration of the subject. A
petition to the school board for a
reopening was immediately put in
circulation, numerously signed, and
the subject will come up again at
another meeting to be held on
Saturday, January 18, while in the
meantime this large number of
school children will run on the
streets and idle away the precious
hours that should find them in
studious training within the school
room. Whatever may be the ani
mus of the ill feeling between a
few of the old-time residents of this
school district, it certainly is a
most shortsighted, deplorable and
ruinous policy to wreck their
vengence on the unoffending and
innocent heads of children and it
would surely cast a blight upon the
prosperity of our town. Even
though the amount to be raised
were ten times as large it would be
the act of wisdom-to raise it rather
than close the doors of our public
school. It is not believed that this
action would have been taken had
the full vote of the district been
polled. There are some 200 votes
in the district and it is thought
that among the 15 who failed to
attend the meeting, for one reason
or another, the more progressive
element prevails. One or two
large property owners have been
heard to say that they had voted
against the tax for the sole purpose
of bringing the long standing quar
rel to an issue aud having it settled
for all time. These gentlemen will
certainly vote right at the next
meeting and will do all they can to
enlighten the erring ones and win
them over into the onward path.
Cottage Grove is today upon the
very threshold of a bright future
and no one act of our people could
throw so much discredit upon the
coining prosperity as the closing of
the public school, The very first
question the intending homeseekef
asks is for the status of the schools,
where his offspring can acquire
that which will be priceless through
life and an inheritance that no man
can weedle from them. Two weeks
of thought and discussion on this
most vital subject ought to put our
people in possession of thoughts
that will guide their actions so
clearly at the next meeting that not
a dissenting vote will be cast. God
grant that wisdom now prevail.
AI'l'lUls TO '.Villi VU Ill's 10
Keep the Lump of l.citntlitu
The advantages ofn good public
school system can be expressed 111
no better terms than those of a
leading educator of America who
writes as follows:
"The community offering fa
cilities for education is not only
sought as a desirable place of resi
dence but its moral tone is ingn
and refinement and culture arc its
marked characteristics. The ad
vantages are not only to the student.
Thev raise the intellectual status of
a city, first putting it upon a basis
of moral integrity, lor 1110 him
fruits of education are a quickened
sense and a high standard of liv
ing. Statistics prove that the per
centage of crime is much smaller
where an educational system pre
vails than where it is not in force."
Strangers who visit Cottage
Grove, contemplating making it
their future residence, usually in
quire how the educational interests
rank. Do you supose they would
be very favorably impressed if they
should hear we only had a short
school term iiustead of a good nine
Further, is it not to the advan
tage of every property owner in our
town that a first class public school
be maintained when it enhances
the value of real estate, as can be
inferred from the following lines:
"One of the kevs of the financial
and intellectual status of any sec
tion of the country is found lii-tne
condition of its schools. Where
they are numerous, of good ap
pearance and well taken care of
they bear witness to the prosperity
of the community aud also point
out that its people are laying foun
dations for the development of the
highest types ot society.
J. II. Ackerman, state superin
tendent of public instruction says:
"The avr-raire number of month's
school in the several districts dur
ing the past year was six. This
includes a great many three mcutli
schools in the rural districts, but
the citv and village schools had
nine and ten months."
Citizens, do you want Cpttage
Grove to keep pace with other
towns of its size or do you want it
to fall back with the rank of a
small railway station?
In regard to those who have the
privilege of voting at the coming
election, the following lines of
Superintendent Ackerman, show
"Disiricts lme power to levy a
tax upon both the real and perhonal
property in their districts for the
support and benefit of the schools
in their districts."
Parents, it is your duty to your
children to vote for the support and
maintenance of the most noble in
stitution ot your town and the
greatest monument of the nation,
the Public School.
MA Hit IK It.
IMSUMAX-BBKKY In tiowdyvitle at
the homo of the Uriilo 'h parentx, on
Sunday, January 5, 100J, Williuin
I'erniuu mid Miss Nellio Uony, Jim
tiee Vmighn otiichiting.
Thin young couple Imvo Hturted the
now year light and liavo lifo all before
thcin. They have the congratulations
of all their friumld and tho Nnggul man,
while acknowledging tho receipt of two
big chunks of wedding cake, wishes
them much joy as they travel on to
gether through tliodays to como.
WIIITK-COOLHY At tho home of the
bridu'H parentH on Coast I'ork, on
January 8, 1002, Virgil White to
Mhh Jwla Cooley, Rev. 0. II. Wal
Their many friends wish them every
joy in tho co partnership thoy have now
ntered anil a full realization of their
fondest hopes, in which tho Nugget
man heartily joins.
WHITSUTT In I'rinevillo, Crook
county, Oregon, on January 1. 1002,
Mrs. Geoigo V. WhitMitt, aged -10
year1, (1 months and !20 days.
Mrs. Whitsett resided in this county
for many years, coming hero when a
young woman with her husband from
Miseouil. Sho was tho mother ot four
teen children, thirteen of whom with
tho husband and father wero at her bed
side during her labt illness. Sho was 11
loving mother, a devoted wifo and 11
true friend, always patient and iincom-
nlainiiig. and died in tho Christian
faith. The funeral was largely attended
by sympathizing friends from tho M. h.
Church of l'rlneville.
We arc closing out our Ladies' Waists, Misses and
Ladies' Cloaks, Furs and Capes, while llic season is
at its height.
The low prices show the tremendous
bargainchance offered you.
loticc the Display in Our
We ill fell you clothing, Men and IJov'm, neat up-tn-dato Hiiltn fln-aper limn you linvc ever iMiughl
them in town. Own- mid i-o our gnidn and gel our prices More yun buy a lull line of Milliliter t.uiiln.
Ladies' Shirt Wiiintx on the Maine line, cheaper than ever
HEM EN WAY & BURKIIOLDER,
V. S. ClIKISMAN.
The Fashion Stables
C-OIINKIt MAIN mi'l SKl llNK HTT.KI.T, CDTTAdK I1HOVK
GhiMsinan & Bmi'-H, proprietors.
inn dim 011
MAIS STItKKT. roTTAiii: lilloVK.
George Mcin.er, Prop.
A lino line of IlnrncM, Saddlon. Whips, Ilnggy
Itobos, Leather lloltlng, Ktc.alttays on hand.
Ml kinds nf Repairing n Specialty All Jmtnl
Bjweil nurlc turnc-il out.
Our Farmer Friends fan net tlio very best at
tho Lowest Living 1'rltoa. Come In uii'l exam
Ino the Knoll ami see for yourself.
NOTICK lOll ITIIMCATHIX.
I'lilted States Land Office
lloieburg, Orc-Kon, Jiiminry '2, WC.
Notice In hereby glcti that In compliance
with the provisions of the m-t of Congress of
June 3, 1878, niitltleit "An m l for the sale nf
timber lands III Ihe Stilton of California, Ore
gon, Nevada, nd Wiuihl'.Klon Territory," u
extended to nil Ihe l'ublle I.iind HIiiIoh by net
of AHKinl I, Wi, TholiiKH V,. Johlniou of Ku
gone, Connty of Une, Hlnlo nf Oregon, tutu till
ibiy Med In thlHofllcu tilt. Hworn rtHletnent No.
1999, for tho imreliHi-e of Ihe HK M of Hertlnn
Xo. i, Towmhlp 'Jl Kouth of Itiuige 'i Went nnd
will offer proof to how that the land nought l
more valuable for In timber or stone lhan for
agricultural purpo'es, and to i-Hubll.h hl
claim to raid land before the lleglflcr and Hot-elver
of thin ollli-o at Uo-eburg, Oregon, on
M'ednoMlay the lath day of Mareh, W1.
He limner irn wltnemeai
Martin Ilaiigeiiiion, Charley OImiii, Blmnn
Klovdahl, i.oul llalverwin of Cugone, Oregon.
Any and all perron" claiming adversely tho
above-dererlbcd landr are requerled to lllo
tholr chiliimln IIiIh cilllcu on or bcfoierald 12th
day of Mareh, 1WM.
J.T. Hlill'in-H, lleglrter.
NOTK'i: FOB I'UIIMCATION.
Land olllce atllinelmrg, Oregon,
November ft, 1KH.
Notice Ik hereby given that the following
named rettler haillod notice of hlx Intention
to make final proolln ruppurl of hlr claim, and
that raid proof will bo made befoio Mailo U.
Ware V. H. Commlrrloner at Kugene, Oiegon,
on December 1-1, 1001 viz: Harmon L. Ogdon
on hlr U.K. No. am for the H i HW K Keo, 27
Tp. im, It. invent.
Ho numcs tho following wltiiomoN lo prove
hlHcontlniioux residence upon and cultivation
ot raid laud, viz:
Charley Ogilcn, Otto Morion, M. l)oiuio,.IameH
Wllhelm.of Crenwoli, Lane County, Oregon.
J, T, llnilKiBH, Iteglater.
rou halk on Tit aim:.
One JMnch Stouijliton thimblo-wkein
One Mitchell a-liich thlmhlo-Hkoln
One net of team humef-n.
Apply to ChilHiimn it IIiiiikh' livery
Htttblt,'Cottii(.o Cirovtt, Oieuuii.
Valuable- nuniiiK pinneity In Bo
hemia lor auiu. Oeroiui. 1i.u .iiiu o.
mil vm mm
Offcrine for the New Year
Also own and (n;rntc the Hobemin
Black Hutte Stage Lines
Turnouts, Double or Single at
I . i i s i i n ,i . ; .1
AS U 1 e W 1 C.L IX U I It l
Snid -vhoji Sho
'I v i s s e cl
Our in I h are tthort and hu eel and riht
to the point.
BSrcluiBit & Moi'tfsm
Ihe yew lira Dray Store.
j'" MuliiHt., Cottiigo tlrovo.
CURRAN a WHITE, Props.
Plinlpf linn r.f T.irinnrn
"Y and Cigars kept on
" hand. Your patroiinj.;c
r is respectfully solicited.
ELITE BARBER SHOP
Ono door west of Opera lloueo
MAIN HTHUHt, COTTAUU (HtOVH.
Tho bout of toiiMirlal work giiurautced
BATHS AT ALL HOURS.
Kvorylhlng new. clean and neat and
wo Invito you to glvu us a cull,
ALLISON & RAINES.
We urn nou prepared to Itiriuxli nil
kiuila nf linn-keif, inn litiiitii, coiiu-.-.
nihil mill iluoix, dour mill iinluw Inum m,
I uiinlouH, pickrlH, ele.
I Woodwork, of nil kitnl nmile fin. I re
i pnirt'il. We will nlni wurk rnxl ir, M'tiii)?,
i-eiliu or n.e rtmlilniv-'i it-
SHOP N15AK S. 1'. Dl-l'OT
Successor to 15. If. PIIILLII'S,
All kinds of Produce bought
nt the highest market values.
Call and get acquainted with
us. We shall be pleased at nil
Utiles to quote you prices
upon all lilies hnndled 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.
i. II.....,,.,.. IIltltllltllT l'AKIN.
If A It n 1(1 -,lB1ti C.ll8,Ur.
The First National Bank
CoTTAOK GkovK, Okic.
Money to loan on approved neourity.
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