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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1904)
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N U GGET.
VltB ADVKinlHINCl MKIHIIM
M NEAT JOn miNTINOl H
Devoted tu tlic Mining, Lumbering and Funning Interests of this Conimtmity, to Good Government, and Hustling for a Grub Stake.
COTTAGE GROVE, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL i, 1904.
(IniltcrcJ From Holiemin Alining
District ttiid the Various Min
ing Camps tit Oregon mid
'I "Activity .1 noticeable in the
milling Niook iuuikei," Mini w. J.
Curtis, a well known Portland
broker, this morning. "For some
' time mntters have In en at almost 11
.Standstill or oji a bat k wind course,
but HOW. IICVV life seems to have
taken hold of the stocks. Kspcclally
Is this true of the East mid Middle
Hast. The active stm ks mid those
('rnost traded In arctliosp of Bohemia,
like the Vesuvius, Oregon Seen-
""iltlcs, Le Kqj Slur and Crystal,
while Southern Oregon has sonic
stirring securities, the iihwi active
'A ,r,A"r. I..,?" SI
WTlh nk IhlVm 'win be the '
IHHt .VIIIHIJH ...... I'll .,,
years, as posim
jllltich more develop
meut Is oeiiig.ii
done limn heretofore,
and so many more
ikiiiIc are be-
AMERICAN MINIMI COMlWiSS.
j At the meeting held in Portland
recently for Ijic purpose of prumot-
Mnr the Interests ol the American
I rilng Congress 10 be held 111 that
.1... . aT. , ,
.:ltv next August Many good
ihtngs were, jwid by the shakers
ipon that occasion.
Sec ty Irwlll Mahous.nd in part.
It U true. Portland uavc birth to
5 Ahe idea ofhoidlng a Lewis v"t Clark
fSxposltlontniVS.it is also true
Vlint Portland promises to be most
ibcrallu making both this coming
tsion ofYthe American Mining
2ougrCjw1llI90.t, and the Lewis &
2lark Iixbosltion in i'.is, success
- ul facts; but It Is also true that the
liiitlrc state cf Oregon mint do its
rt also. Kach and every county
tl the state must maintain and up-
Old cacil oilier 111 every nay. 11
hbds done lr the good work is
SrrJeil out. In a large generous
JpltU. willioui bickering ami
ustcsOreiron will excel in her ex-
osltton thatof all her predecessors.
While til? lumbering interests'
re not all Vjiat Cfnl.1 be wished or
4 ;l bat is hoped thev will be in the
er filturej. It sliuuld not be
" -""crstOOU that (ill .-tlirr matters are
t a standstill in this locality,
J t i true IBB tins been an exeep-
Prices Lower at Our
int. lato,, 1
u twM Walter
uVs vc are goinj; entirely out ol business, we are
rcliaiulisc at less than reirulnr eost, lor we must
tiremj and by buying now
99 L. Wi
"'MiVe still have a good stock of Clothing and Underwear to pick from, and
bwuees that will suit all. Come and examine them. A'wavs willing to
?ftt finecs that will suit
iPBhov them if you buy or
We are tryitiy to elose out as soon as nosible therefore selling our entire
ihuich eheaner than
gQodJgoods as could be
The very latest,
bur line before buying.
lam" m r.
llonnlly linrd winter. Mote ruin
has fallen In the valleys than has
liccu recorded in the same length of
time for 33 years. When the tain
full Is Brcat along the valleys the
snow fall is concspondliiKly heavy
in the mountains. In consniuenrc
llohcinia Is experiencing tlir most
severe winter wince Its discovery,
and wherever preparations weic
not made last fall for the winter's
siiDiitv. work has necessarily been
suspended. At the Vesuvius, Ore
ion-Coloiado ond Riverside groups
Mannger Hard had made such ,
i preparations and In consequence !
work upon all three properties has
been continuous, and it is repotted
, there Is sufficient on hand at either
proK'tty to continue until the winter
has passed. At the Crystal Con-
soliilated the mill was erected dur-
I.. 1 1 1tt tolitf r I itit f it. t nir I r
'"' V, . V . 1
it was deemed advisable to await
the coming of spring before at
tempting t start it. Work was
however continued in the tunnel uu
and good results in the
sliovl.iLM.rorc obtained, also con
? work on the ..ohemia Mining
niul are now adding to the force as
I rapidly as conditions will permit.
Other smaller companies and indi
viduals have staid by their proper
crtics. One good result hat been
obtained by the deep snows, all
have been compelled to cease out
, , k nm, ' , umlt.r covcr aml
. , , with the result '
, , slrk h:lvc
W. W. Masterson, inming man-
aecr of the Champion Ilasin Min -
ing Co., left this week for Ho-
hernia, where he will lay out the j
development work of the property
for this s-asou. Mr. Masterson (
states that he will probably open up
a working tunnel at the lower line
of the Ajax claim on the Champion ,
creek, and it is understood uui ine
confpany will continue work
throughout the season. The result
01 last seasons work was very s-uis-
r........ ...! rr.U id
wmii), uuu mine uu
above the ordinary price of mining )
stock, several sales have been made.
niul numerous miuiries regarding
ine property aim iiiiurc piaus 01 uic
maiiagcmeut arc already on file.
uown i-ko.m uuiiwua.
Michael Geotr.c, who has been,
together with John Linguist, work-1
' ing on the llohemia G.M Costuiiucl
tin-'this winter on a contract to con-
tliiue the tunnel one hundred and
eiirhtv feet came to the city Tues-
lny. He states they Irovc a tlis
you ean get good bargains.
could be bought in any of the
got of any merchant in the northwest.
EAKIN & BRISTOW
Styles. Our Beavers are the
We ean please you.
liOiulers in nicrchaliNi.
tancc of 130 feet and concluded to
come out and rcsl awhile. Accord
lug to survey the tunnel will have
something less than filly feet mote
to run before Intersecting the vein
which crops on the mountain above
the tunnel, and passes through this
property from the Gold Cross claims
on into the Riverside group. The
writer last summer went to the
1 Gold Cross tunnel and followed the
! course of this vein and knows to a
certainty it is ahead ol the breast of
'the Bohemia tunnel. Mr. Ocot.ie
reports that his partner went down
to the Riverside tunnel prior to
coining out and iiou his return
stated that property was showing
up fine and the ore body was large
and of a good iiialit.
WILL COMI'LLTI! KOAI).
I.. M 1-IIit fnilii P. It
HeiiL'cn. ueiieral manager of the
Oregon & Southeastern K. R. Co.,
who is at present in l'ortlaud trans
acting business, that gentleman
gives his opinion regarding the
lumber market conditions as follows:
"I have made a careful study of
the matter, and while the advance
in the rate oil lumber has had some
cficcl on the business, the demoral
ized market conditions and the
situation of the smaller interior mills
, with respect to their facilities for
' competing agaimt the larger mills
under the depressed conditions is
such that regardless of any change
In the rate they would be seriously
niTectel t this lime; and these con-
di.ions rather than the rate c hagrc
arc mainly responsible for the 111
t .i...L ...:n.. ,..
lability of these mills to
I cannot help but think that mat
tcf(, will right themselves largely as
ii,,. maikct conditions assume a
m)rmal basis. The present condi-
toll lavc j MO wise affected our
,inlls. . will continue our de-
vclopinenl work along the lines hid
0i, ve will during this year
complete our line to llohemia dis-
,t;el constn,ct such branches
us arc necessary to take care 01 ine
uVdncMtav moriiiiitr Suneriu-
' ' '
tii, ml Mm invs of I he OreL'on Se-
cur itir Company together with
.. Mnii,-,..,,1,i',inI.hiPr staried
1 for lnitles , 0,cnli!l wlere Mr.
Mathews will personally direct the
work planned by the company,
TI ttifnrmi; ni tlmt mirnv has lipen
shoveled from the road sufficient for
pack animals and within n week cr
so he expects to have teams reach
' the camps. The electrical plant is
in good order and the houses, mill,
etc., are wired and will all be
lichtcd by electricity, hxpecls to
i have the power drills at work soon.
elosln out our entire line
ijret our money out ol
larger cities, and just as
best Hats made.
Meets Saturday Night,
Adopts By Laws, Be
comes a Permanent ur
banization, Railroad Men
The adjourned meeting of the
Co operative Association was called
to order on Saturday night by First
Vice President Vf catch. There
was n very large attendance of the
representative men ol the city.
The president stated the meeting
bad been adjourned until this time
to give the committee an oppor
tunity to prepare by-laws and re
port the same at this meeting and
to perfect the organization. The
minutes of previous meetings were
read mid approved.
1 lie reading of the by-laws as
prepared by the committee was next
in order. Secretary Howard stated
they had been largely compiled
from a copy furnished by the Hoard
of Trade of Portland.
Upon motion of C. II. liurk
holder the by-laws were adopted
At this juncture V. K. Comau,
general traffic manager of the
Southern Pacific railroad, Harvey
K. Lounsberg, traveling freight
agent same road, Geo. M. Cornwall,
publisher of The Columbia River
and Oregon Timberman, G. H.
Hengen. manager of the O. & S. IS.
railroad and Oregon Securiti.s
Company, C. C. Mathews, supt. of
the Oregon Securities Co., Assist
ant Manager Wood of the O. & S.
IS , and several others entered the
hall and were warmly greeted.
Mr. Coman being called upon to
address the meeting In response
said. ''Mr. President uud gentle
men I .1111 with you tilts evening by
invitation from your advisory com
mittee. The first intimation I had
of this movement was when I took
up the Oregonian the other morn
ing in which I found the petition
addressed to uic in my official ca
pacity, I noticed statements .made
there in regard to railroad freight
rates; I have come to hear your
complaints and to discuss the situ
ation with you. Our road and
your interests are identical and we
have no desire to slight any inter
est. Uy our system of advertising
we have shown that we arc trying
to fill up your valleys and moun
tains with people, we want you to
feel your complaints will be met in
all fairness. When I read in the
paper of the feeling manifested I
was surprised. I want you to
know I am willing to receive and
discuss any proposition with you.
Do not understand just what your
petition means and prefer to hear
from some of you upon the matter
then I can answer. As to local
freight rates I am disposed to be
lieve the petitioners felt what they
said, but I can show you our rates
are lower, rather than higher, than
those ot other roads. Did not tin
derstand at first the cause of public
meeting, still am glad to be witli
you and confer with you. Our
lumber freight rates are now f 5.00
perton. prior to January they were
$3.10 and $3.50 per ton, which
compare favorably with other rates.
You people are not in a position to
compete with water transportation.
Water rates are $4.00 per M which
means $J.oo, 3.10 rate is equal to
our $5.00 rate per M. We cannot
afford to haul for this lesser rate,
thelumbor men know this. I be
lieve had you known this you would
have taken the matter up with 1110
ditect. Our work for two years
past has been to bring people to
you. We have room yet for mill
ions of people, and they are coming
by the carload. I should dislike
to have your petition fall into their
hands, as they might not come to
Cottage Grove. We want your
business. As I said before your
affairs and ours are mutual. The
lumber rate seems to be the princi
pal trouble. This is now under
consideration with ourpeople." Mr.
Comau closed by thanking the
association for Its courtesy iu in
viting his presence niul its attentiou
to liis remarks.
Thos. K. Campbell, of the Pa
cific Timber Co., was called mid in
response said: "Do not know that
I. have much to say. Mr. Comau
has ably represented the railroad
side of the question. Some things
Isold by him we have to differ with.
The railroad raaue us a rate aim
brottKlit us Into existence, First
came the shortage of cars followed
by a raise in rates, which wipea us
out of existence. At no distant
day the railroad should restore tlie
old rate and let us take our chances.
We know the price of lumber has j Acting Manager A. H, Wood of
dropped, and it is not a good time u)e o. and S. IS. railroad, learning
to increase our freight rates. We , 0f the coming to the city of General
might not live as sumptuously as Traffic Manager W. IS. Coman, of
formerly, but we might secure a the S. P. railroad, took the occasion
luncheon occasionally. The peti-1 to invite Mr. Coman, together with
tion as drawn was not intended as a Traveling Freight Agent of the S.
snub to the railroad, but was the ; p. Harvey F.. Lounsbury and Mr.
long suppressed expression of the , Geo. M. Cornwall, publisher of the
people. We feel the rates were in. Columbia Uiver and Oregon Tim
creased too soon. We have hot hermau, and a number of the busi
sufficiciit industries for all comers, I)es.s mCn of the city, to a ride over
if the lumber traffic is suppressed. 1 his road. When the three o'clock
The wealth is here and with proper, train arrived from the north the
conditions they would be developed ; party was in waiting to meet Mr.
I believe when Mr Coman studies! Coman and accompany him on the
tlie petition lie will appreciate our
position. With the old rates re-0f the O. and S. E. road and the
established we can do business at , Oregon Securities Company, also
the old stand." came up from Portland. After
Dr. I.awbaugh was called and pleasant greetings and introduc
said: "Mr. Coman has staled the tions. the party boarded the train
entire case and he realizes the gen.
eral conditions. I can only repeat
that the restoration of the old rate
will give but little help. The
market in San Francisco has
changed since the new rates here,
Many new mills have gone into
business in other places." j
Mr. Cornwall was next asked for J
his views. He showed an intimate
acquaintance with rates and the '
lumber business. "When the old
rates were m use at least at first 0f this lavored country were dis
said he "there were something like cussed. Mr. Coman, as well as
1800 cars per annum with an 111-
crease to about 12,000 and still in-
creasing, it look more rolling stock
tuaii ine company couiu spare. 1 ao ,
not think there was such a shortage
of cars as there was use for them in
other places where they could be
used more profitably, the Hauling
of empties back was an expense.
When Mr. Markbam established
the 3.10 rate he had in view the
moving of the timber and filling up
the country with people. The
equity seems to be witli tue rail-
road, yet after getting the sawmills
iu here it works a great hardship to
raise the rates. The lumber in
terests are bad elsewhere. Mr. Co
man is doing all he can with his
people and will do the best he can
Mr. Lounsbury when called upon
said: "That Mr. Coman, who was
his superior, had stated the rail
road's position fully and I cannot
add thereto. Possibly it is a case
where justice can't be done to one
party without injury to the other.
The petition is of no further use to
Mr. Coman as he can do as well
Mr. Charles H. Burkholder one
of the merchants of Cottage Grove,
said: 'I believe I am voicing the
sentiments ot every one present,
when I say we mean no disrespect
to the railroad officials, but we ,
have some cold hard facts to deal !
with. Two mills in this locality 1
are running in a halt hearted way.
I think Mr. Comau has not read
the petition aright, it might
strengthen his hands to do so. A
little petition from Cottage Grove
might have but little effect, but a
petition coming up from the whole
state might have more weight,
while we wait men are out of em
ployment, less goods are being sold.
When the mills were running a
man could take up his ranch, work
a pa.iu. iuc wmC .ui uB -..u
make his improvements. Why? l
U3h 1.111 i ic kci auuic; auv.il laic iu
Missouri river common points as
Puget Sound gets into St Paul. I
have no personal feelings and bear
in mind all the railroad has done
for us, but now as we have begun
to grow, we must have lower rates i
i ti ' .
Aff HnnrrAii itt rMnniiu ir n nnll
,' . , jit,-.,
asked to be excused as he had just
,! ,MB not fnmilinr will,
arrived and was not
Mr. Coman said he would like to
talk with the advisory committee
at their convenience.
By motion meeting ndjourned.
Following which the advisory com
mittee and Mr. Coman with others
talked over the situation for some
time, all exhibiting the most
friendly feeling. Messrs. Comau,
Lounsbury, Heugen ami Cornwall
returned to Portland on first north
Throughout the meeting only
a spirit of fairness was displayed
and all were glad to have the rail
road officials present and explain
the railroad position.
The organization however will
continue and work along the lines
as suggested before. It is expected
that other matters of importance
will arise which can be more in
telligently considered when brought
before a body of men, than by Ill
dividual effort. If every town in
the state would have a similar or
ganization, and then upon matters
of importance would all act as a
unit much could be accomplished.
An electric plant will be installed
in the Quartzburg district, Marion
county, the power will be used iu
operating drills iu the mines.
A PLEASANT RIDE
tnp, Mr. G. u. Hengen, manager
an(j were soon enroute up the
beautiful valley of the Row River,
At the present terminus of the road
some 1 3 miles from Cottage Grove
the party alighted and walked over
the grade across the new bridge
which spans Row River and onto
the "Falls", an ideal place for the
generation of electricity. The great
timber resources showing all about,
the mines of Bohemia some twelve
miles beyond, and other resources
other members of the party who
had not before visited this locality,
expressed surprise at what was
told and shown them. The return
to the citv was made in time for
supper and all returned thanks to
Mr. Wood for his thoughlfulness
upon this occasion. In the party
Were. W. E. Coman, Harvey S.
Lounsbury, Geo. M. Cornwall, G.
jj. Hengen, A. B. Wood, C.J.
Howard, John Barker, C. C.
Mathews, James Hemenway,
Charles Burkholder, Herbert Eaktn,
T. K. Campbell, Frank Wheeler,
W. C. Cornier ot the Leader, Dr.
LawbauKh. Dr. Job, Beu Lurch,
H. O. Thompson. D. McKeen of
Portland, and the Nugget roan
MOZART SYMPHONY CLUB OF
Viola d' Amour Solo, "rrelude
;t. Violin Solo,
MIbs Marie Stone.
4. Cornet Solo, 'FnntnHlp" (Sing-
Onmlm Solo I)e Witt.
ii. Soprano Solo,"Il Brnclo"Ardlttl.
Miss Marie Stone.
7. Quarette I mtermeno.Komzaku
8. Alpine Echo Horn, "Tyroleso
With Zither accompaniment.
Mr Theo Hoeh find Mr. M. Blodeck
3. Song, With Vjolln Obltgnto
io. Descriptive Kantasl,
I Synopsis 1 no apprentice ojieiis
the store In tlio moriilng nud winds
up the different clocks, the ticking of
which Is Illustrated by the music
: wntcli grailiuury ilevelops into a
! musical Invitation of u clock store.
The cuckoo clock strikes the hour.
1 after which the deep sounds of an-
other clock Is heard. The alarm
1 C'0Ck tllC Url'' 11 """'"J' rft"Ie- ,0-
lowed by the striking of another
clock In harmony with the music.
The apprentice then whistles a little
tune. After this the clock that con
tains thochliues gradually runs down
and stops. The boy winds It up
again and then the ininluture chimes
of a Scotch cathedral are heard In
the distance. The neighboring clock
strikes the hour and a carol follows.
Now that all the clocks are In run
nlng order the apprentice looks after
the other work, but Is Interrupted
by a sleighing party passing the win
dow uud ho then leaves tlio clock
U. Herold's Trumpet, A Reminis
cence, from '"Alda" Verdi.
Herr. Theo. Hoeh,
AT A LOSS.
During the whiter the public school
has given a series of six lectures, all
of which have beeu worthy of patron
age, but it Is found at tlio close of
the series that n shortage ot $31,20
cents has been the result,
The Moiart Synipouy Musical Co.,
of Now York, bus been secured and It
will appear at the Opera House 011
Saturday night, April 2ml. This Is
said to be au exceptionally good oven,
lugs entertainment. Help tlio school
out ot Its dltllculty and enjoy your
self at tho same time. Tickets at the
New Bra Drug Store.
Two Tickets Nominated for
City Officials to be Voted for
on Next Monday.
VEATCH VS MEDLEY
In conformity with the usual
custom in Cottage Grove, the City
Council some weeks ago designated
a date when the voters should as
semble and nominate a ticket for
city officers for the coming munici
pal year. Last Friday night being
the time set, a large number of citi
zens met at the Opera House and at
eight o'clock were called to order
by Mayor Veatch, who explained
the object of the meeting and called
for nominations for chairman.
C. J. Howard and Frank Rosen
burg were successively nominated
but declined. Mayor Veatch was
then nominated and declared chair
man of the meeting. Frank Rosen
burg was chosen secretary.
Nominations for mayor were de
clared in order. C. J. Howard
placed in nomination the name of
John S. Medley, J. P. Currin
nominated R. M. Veatch.
The chair appointed as tellers,
John Wallace and Ernest Lock-
The result of the ballot showed
96 votes for R. M. Veatch and 67
votes for J. S. Medley. The secre
tary declared Mr. Veatch, the nomi
nee of the meeting for mayor.
Herbert Eakin was nominated by
acclamation for treasurer.
Joseph Young was also nominated
The representatives of Wards 1,
2 and 3 gathered in different por
tions of the room and proceeded to
make nominations for aldermen.
In the 1st ward Ci Jackso. , D B
Chamberlain and J K Barrett were
placed in nomination. The first
ballot no one having received a ma
jority, the lowest man was dropped
and upon second ballot D B Cham
berlain having received the highest
number of votes, was declared the
nominee for alderman.
The second ward nominated I
H Bingham by acclamation.
The third ward nominated Fingal
Hinds in tbe same manner. When
the meeting adjourned.
STILL ANOTHER TICKET.
Various elements in the city dis
satisfied with the nomination for
mayor Friday night, canvassed the
matter until Monday night when
they met and placed in nomination
the following ticket. For mayor
J S Medley, lor treasnrer Herbert
Eakin, for clerk F D Wheeler. Al
derman, 1st ward, D B Chamberlain,
or Chas Jackson; and ward, I H
Bingham or G O McGilvray; 3rd
ward, Fingal Hindsor WTKayser.
The first names for alderman were
the nominees at the Friday night
meeting bnt were retained on the
There was also a ticket nomi
nated by the prohibition people on
Friday, last night, with W F
Shauafelt for mayor and B Markly
for mayor, but has since been with
drawn. Iu this city election no political
Hue has been drawn. The candi
dates for mayor are representative
citizens and both are democrats,
they have resided in this community
for many years and their merits are
better known to the people than a
comparatively new citizen could
intelligently discuss. Each has
strong adherents, each element iu
the city is divided upon the ques
tion, and the result will only be
known when the votes have been
counted next Monday night.
CIIANOE IN ROAD.
In response to a petition. Tho
County Commissioners recently ap
pointed viewers who together with
Deputy County Surveyor, Geo B.
Waggoner, went up to Sharps creek
along which one road from the O. Jfc
S. E. rullroud to Bohemia runs..
In u, distance of four miles the pre
sent road crosses the stream four
times. Durlug high water It Is dllll-
cult us well as daugerous to drive 11
team across, besides tho road being
along low laud, Is very muddy.
Either tho road should bo chaugil
or four bridges built. By building a.
now road some 3 miles along tho
southern slope of the mountain a
good road bed would bo hud with
only two short distances having 11
grade of 8 per cent, tho low muddy
ground avoided mid tills pleco ot
road bo built for much less than the
brldgts could bo placed. It Is hoped
t'lo Surveyors and Viewers report
will bo favorable and the Comml
loners will order the change mad