Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, May 01, 1903, Image 6

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Fxidav, May i, 1903.
Tbe following article by W. C,
Cowglll is a comprehensive one,
and deals directly with the corpor
ation tax law passed by tbe last
legislature. It should have the
close attention ol every voter in
Cottage Grove, Apr. 27.(To the
Editor.) Through the columns of
your valuable paper I wish par
ticularly to call the attention of the
members of fraternal orders and
working men of your city to the
effort now being made at the in
stance of Southern and Eastern
Oregon mining and merchantile
men to repeal through the referen
dum of tbe people, three bad laws
passed at the last session of the
state legislature. One is the por
tage railway bill which takes $165,
000 of the people's money for noth
ing; another, known as the Eddy,
or corporation capital stock tax
bill, and house bill No. 292 which
repeals tbe present provision of our
tax laws giving tbe poor man ex
emption from taxation and execu
tion on $300 of his tools and house
hold goods. These last bills
were passed to cinch certain classes
of the public for extra taxes to
meet the requirements of the first
mentioned bill. Look into this
question carefully. See my letter
in the Oregonian of tbe 24th on
page 15, which explains tbe situ
ation more in detail.
I came down on tbe train the
other day with L. B. Reeder, of
Pendleton, grand Sachem of Red
Men of Oregon, who was speaker
of the house of representatives at
Salem two years ago. Mr. Reeder
told me that he was personally
aware ot the political jobbery which
passed these three bills at tbe last
legislature. He said:
foimcs in uregon today is
simply a scramble for federal office,
We would be better off if the legisla
ture met only once every ten years,
I am familiar with some of the
jobs put up by the legislature
which gave us the portage railway
and corporation capital stock tax
bills, and took from the poor man
his right of exemption from taxes
and execution on bis tools and
household goods. It was a politi
cal trade, pure and simple, without
regard to tbe interests of the
Jama member of the Order of
Ragles and bave been in several
other fraternal orders and make a
direct appeal to Eagles, Elks, Red'
men, Masons, Knights of Pythias,
Workmen, and all other orders to
look into these matters more closely.
We are acquiring considerable
property throughout the state, and
It is mostly held under a corpor
ation ot the order. From now on
we will bave to pay these extra
taxes. Most of us are working
men and bave a right to some pro
tection by exemption. Gentlemen,
why should we be taxed to death
and allow the politicians to throw
our money away on portage rail
ways at The Dalles for which there
is no more necessity than a fifth
wheel to a wagon? The U. S
government at tbe last session of
congress appropriated four million
dollars to build a canal between
The Dalles and Cellico. Every
man who has bad anything to do
with transportation (knows that
this is the only true solution of tbe
Columbia river transportation prob
lem. Every engineer who has ex
amined the ground knows that
$165,000 will not build one-third of
tbe proposed road; thit it will take
one, two or three more sessions of
the legislature to provide sufficient
funds to complete the road, to say
nothing of provisions for its
equipment and operation. By the
time the road Is put into shape to
operate, the government canal will
have been finished. In the mean
time to construct the road would
only hamper the operation of the
government and cause unnecessary
delay In tbe building of tbe canal.
If there is no nse for the portage
road, then there is no necessity of
their taxing all incorporated enter
prises of the state, and imposing tbe
hardships on the workingmen as it
now stands in house bill No. 292
There Is no state in the unlqu or a
European country that does not
give the workingmen some protec
tion against taxation and execution.
Do not .forget that the signing ot
these petitions makes all three bills
inoperative until the people have a
chance to vote upon them at the
ceneral election in June 1004, or
practically speaking we escape two
years taxes.
Also remember that the signing
of these petitions does not obligate
your vote in 1904, but enough
signers now will give all plenty of
time to consider these laws.
Already in Southern Oregon they
are assessing the workingmen uu
der this new law house bill No. 292
Wt us sign these referendum pe
titions it can do no more barm
and when we go to the polls in
1904, I think we will all be con
vinced that our general interest de
mands tbe repeal of these bills. It
is up to tbe people to assert their
W. C. Cowgilu
Cottage Grove, April 27.(To the
Editor.) At the request oi a num
ber of business men and working
men of this city, I desire to say that
any legal voter in Lane county, or
anywhere in the state can sign the
referendum petitions now being
circulated, but as tbe county clerk
must certify that be believes such
signers to be voters it is always
best to register before signing, if
the signer is not already a regis
tered voter.
Tbe petition for the referendum
ot the portage railway corporation
tax bill and exemption bill can be
bad of C, J. Howard; of this city
and some of the leading citizens.
All desiring to sign tbe petition
will please do so as quickly as
W. C. Cowcxli.
Mow the Work U Prirclf
Elthty Men Now Employed, and
Next Wetk the Company Will Pro
bably Want Seventy-Rv Moro.
The O. A 8. E. Hallway Co. la
pushing It construction work with
nil possible speed. The travel plow
nnd attain shovel la workmgsplendtd
ly. and tho roud la twin rapidly
ballasted. Tho construction work
on tho out end ot tho lino la Also In
rnntd Droorcss. the only trouble thus
far experienced bilnjc In theniatter ot
securing sufficient help. However,
nt thta writing somo SO men ire em
ployed, and next week it Is said the
company will wnnt nt least seventy'
five more.
The new wAgon'roml up champion
creek la Mug built with nil posalbla
apced, while tho mines nro now pre
senting n lively npponrnnce. John
It. Pearson, suuerlntemlent ol tho
O. &S.K. IVy, who Is now In tho
district. In conversation over the
phono with n Nugget mnu Thursday,
stnted that crcrv thlnir Is irolng on
In a most satisfactory manner nt the
Champion, Helena and Music mines,
tho property ot tho Oregon Securities
Co., and from all parts ot the district
he hears most nattering reports.
The O. & 8. H. Iiim txwn tor some
I time negotiating tor nuotherlocomor
uve witn wmcn to carry on meir
construction work, nnd to facilitate
matters In the matter ot bundling tho
Bohemia trafllc, nnd thelogitlng haul
for the Long & Ulnghnin null in this
city. Owing to the fact that there Is
hardly an idle locomotive In the
country, tho company's efforts along
mis line nsvo oeen rruiucss uuui me
present. On noxt Saturday n new
machine will bo nt hand,' which will
be immediately put Into service.
By a Persistent Cough, but Perma
nently Cared by Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy.
Messrs. Goodenow and Keopke
finished repairs on the crusher engine
and returned to their Eugene homes
lost Saturday.
The grippe has had It grip on al
most every Inhabitant of this lo
cality, as the reddened eyes, aching
bones and "friendly" noses, bore
Miss Minnie Comer, who has been
out of school for the past two weeks
expects to return to her work at Do-
rena next Monday.
Trl-weekly meetlnc are belnc held
at the Advent church. Iter. West
nip, their minister, Is quite a pleas-1
ing speaker.
Mies Lillian Goodenow, of Eugene,
was tbe guest ot Mrs. Ida Caldwell
last week.
Altai luu uwiinivaui uun uj 1111;,
Is visiting with her parents Mr. and
Airs, jonn Elliott.
While returning from school yester
day evening little iva Alcuoy was
thrown from her pony and quite
uaoiy snaiten up.
Ruby Slagle la out of school on ac
count 01 illness.
Mrs. Frank Chlaison, Patterson, La.,
writes June 8th, 1901: "I had malaria
fever in very bad form, was under treat
ment by doctors, but as soon as I
topped taking their medicine the fever
would return. I used a sample bottle
of Herbine, found it helped me. Then
bought two bottles, which completely
cured me. I feel grateful to you for
furnUhtnx such a splendid medicine.
andean honestly recommend it to those
suffering from malaria, as it will surely
cure them." Heroine, 60c bottle at
ntwtra mug more.
The foundation of tbe new cream'
err Is now completed and work upon
the building has commenced. The
site selected Is Just south of Mr. Lee's
Mrs. Standlsb was in from the
ranch Wednesday visiting friends.
G. E Straver. district denutv M W
A, was busy driving about our sec
tion last week and Clerk Inman Is
authority that there baa been new
iiinuer newea ror Lorano camp.
The telephone UneofCottatreGroTs
Is rapidly approaching completion.
Ernest C. Lockwood and wife wen
visitors to ineurove last Monday.
Mr. Inman. father to Lorane'sen.
terprlslng merchant, is somewhat
Improved, his sight having been re
Mr. Moore Was natron ot the new
sawmill this week.
Miss Flossie Lockwood
miss Flossie Lockwood was up
from Douglas county, where she is
teaching to visit over Sunday with
menus ana relatives.
I. P. Inman was busv In the (irnva
A number nf mir HHrAnu-
visitors to Crow this week.
Mr. Ilnv nrnl wtfo tmv. hMnl
from a sojourn In Eastern Oregon. 1
"r. H. P. Burbage, a student at law,
in Greenville, S. C, bad been troubled
for four or fire years with a continuoua
cough whichhe sara, "greatly alarmed
me, causing me to fear that I was in the
first stage of consumption." Mr. Bur-
base, having reen Chamberlain s Couzh
Remedy advertised, concluded to try it.
"I soon felt a remarkable change and
after mine two bottles of the twenty-
five cent sue. was permanently cured ."J
Bold oy Lvona A Applegate, Drain
Benson Drug Co., Cottage Grove.
Qui Warsta J. W. Dakar
J. W. Baker was born in Hopkins county, Kentucky, Janu
ary to, 1846 He crossed the plains with his father, C B. Baker,
in 1853, who'settled 16 miles south of Olympia, Wash., where
he resided until 1866, when be removed to Yamhill county, Ore
gon. J. W. Baker was married to Lucretia Martin in Yamhill
count)- in 1868. Mr. Baker removed from Yamhill county with
his family to Cottage Grove, Lane county, Oregon, in 1894,
and still makes this bis permanent residence. Mr. Baker served
as journal clerk in the Oregon legislature two' terms, 1876 and
1878. He was also deputy sheriff of Yamhill county during
the term 1875-76. He is a life long democrat and an ardent ad
mirer of Governor Chamberlain, who appointed him State Game
Warden April 33, 1903. It is understood that Mr. Baker will
make Cottage Grove his official headquarters.
The Song of Spring
is already being sung in our Dry
Goods store. We have just un
packed dozens of different patterns,
exclusive here, of
They comprise new effects in Dots, Stripes, Plaids nnd
Changeable Weaves, and yon should sec thctn to
appreciate their beauty.
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Under Odd Fellow's Hall, - COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON.
An Invitation
Mr. Up-to-date Dresser: You arc cordially invited to step in the store nnd
inspect our line of NEW
Spuing Styles in Men's Furnishings
Our Hats are up to date. Our Shoes, both high and low cut, arc the latest
styles. Our line of Tics consists of the nobbiest patterns antl latest
These are the most elegant lines that have ever been shown in Cottage Grove
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M. e. ciivncn.
The llev. Gardner of Saglnunr, will
preach at tbe Methodist Church next
Rev. G. H. Feese, J. I. Jones nnd
Miss Gertie Lewis went to Corvnllla
this week to attend the Epworth
LQjrue convention neia trie re.
Best Cabtnetto Photo S1.2S tier
doz for a short time only at Shana
felt's Gallery opposite Masonic hall
west side.
Following Is the report of School
District No. 61, Ulockhutte, Ore., for
the month ending April 24.
Number dnys taught, 20; number
pupils registered, 19; number cases
tardiness, 1.
Those who were neither absent or
tardy are Delpha and Hester Uemls,
Arthur and Orple Combs and Hazel
Philips. Visitors are cordially In
vlted to come nnd note our progress,
Eva L. Toud, Teacher.
You will find every description and size and at
prices that will please and convince you of the
excellent values we offer. We also carry a com
plete line of new and second hand
A new line of Graniteware and Tinware in
fact everything to befound in an up-to-date store.
Come in and see the Palo Alto Metal Polish and
Oil Harness Dressing.
Km S. P, Dipit, Cittip firon, Oru.i
The only genuine RACKET STORE in town. Head
quarters for novelties and fancy goods and the cen
ter of attraction for low prices. We have just re
ceived a lot of new goods which we are offering at
the lowest possible cash prices. U"tfff?.1"wSS..
Yours for business, A. K, Sherit, Proprietor
of any tool Is always a dsslrabje
one, but ot equal Importance is the
power of retaining this quality so as
not to require too frequent sharpen
ing. By making your purchase of
the Orlffln & Yeatcb Co. you always
receive your money' worth In the
best quality ot tool and cutlery ot
properly tempered steel that 1 sure
to hold an edge.
Veatch Go
All Goods Marked in Plain Figures
Look at the windows
for prices on sx
Shoes and Clothing
Boys' nice lints nnd Cups, worth 50c 20c
(New ones just received)
itlcn'8 lightweight sweaters 35c 5c
Special Prices on Clothing
See Our ISargnins in Shoes-a few
to close 75c, 1 OO, I lO
The Best ladies' Shoes in the World
Gilbert & Olctcb
One Door West Benson Drug Store
The frequent sale of small instruments of late is a surprise for this
time of the year. Price and quality is what connts when selling
goods, and you can always get the best goods for the least money
at T. K. Richardson's.
We have on hand a few second hand pianos, which we arc
going to close out ut a sacrifice, to make room for our next car
load. We have only four pianos of our last carload left. The
Needham sells itself at sight and sound. Needham pianos, the
best and only the best. T. K. Richardson.
Cottage Grove and Roseburg, Oregon