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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (March 15, 1905)
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Wkdnksday, March 15. 1905
Monday night nt Woodman hall
a number of tho citizons mot and
nominated a ticket to bo voted for
tho coming city election which will
occur on April 3rd,
It will be known as tho Law and
Order ticket and tho names of tho
candidates ara givou in another
Thero are several important mat
ters that will uo doubt confront tho
city council tho coming municipal
year, and it will be well for tho
voters to look carefully into tho sit
uation beforo the election, rather
than to find fault with what may be
Thero is a division on the saloon
question, somo are desirous of clos
ing them permanently, whilo others
desire- thorn to bo allowod to re
main and pay to tho city tho license
fee which has been paid and usod
for tho conducting of the affairs of
the city for somo years past
The question of increasing the
wator supply which is admitted by
all to be inadequate for tho present
needs of the city will ccmo in for its
full share of recogmliou.
There are other matters to bo
handled by tho next city council and
the Nugget behoves that each cand
idate who usks for tho suffrago of
the people, should announce and
fully explain just what his nttitud
will be upon these questions go that
the people may know what they can
expect of them m tho event of their
SH00TING0F JXRET CllliR
(Coiwtudctt from tint pagoj
around nnd saw Fletcher falling and
at once went to liliu. I secured the
revolver and nsked Fletcher if he
was badly hurt. He answered, that
he was not hurt much
I then told him to wait by the fire
while I went nftcr my brother and
John liaskins and started for
them. Fletcher however, followed
nnd reached the house very soon
after. liaskins then came to the
city and called Dr. Corpron who
at once went to the farm."
It is a suspicious circumstance in
the statement of Branton that it was
so dark he could not get Mctchcr
to the house, yet before the men nt
tho house wore dressed to go for
Fletcher, he appeared, having
found bis way, even though blinded
by the shot, nlouc.
TOLD DOCTOR. BRANTON SHOT HIM
Fletcher told Doctor Corpron
who had been summoned from the
city, and who reached the place in
a short time, practically the saiuo
story he swore to afterward concern
ing the shooting and has up to the
present time insisted that Branton
fired the shot.
flktchkr's sworn statkmknt
About 11:15 Wednesday night,
John Branton and I started from his
house to go to the ranch which is
about one and one quarter miles
northwest of Cottage Grove. We
went out to end of lane; crawled
through fence, there Branton claim
ed he saw a dog. Went on a little
Wo are sending this week to
parties in the eastern states, about
four hundred extra copies of this
number ofthn Bohemia Nugget
Nearly all of tboso people are
holders nf stock in mining company'
now operating in Bohemia.
Besides giving the local news of
Cottage Grovo and vicinity it is the
aim of the Nugget to furnish nil tho
reliable mining news of Bohemia ob
While the subscription list in tho
east is largo yet it is tho desiro of
the- management to increase it By
taking the Nugget each stockholder
can woekly learn of the developments
and progress made in tho mines. A
money order for $1.60 will sccuro
the paper for one year.
And That's a Fact
Political machines of whatever
nature or character, everywhere
should bo smashed. There are
smaller places than Portland in Ore
gon with machines and they can
not be gotten nd ot by the people
any too last. Whenever you see a
machine, or ring, or whatever you
wish to call it, putting in an appear
ance, it is a good idea to be against
it. It is 111 politics what the trust
is in business, and cannot be punc
tured any too fast. Albany Demo
crat. And this is the face of the
fast that there are many people who
believe that the Democrat has for
years been the mouth-piece for one
of the worst political machines
known to modern times. It is just
a matter of what point of view you
take. Wbat to one man is a noli
tical machine, is to another nothing
more than a legitimate organization.
The stolen goods are usually
found on the person of the pick
pocket who most cases is the first
to cry "stop thief." When the
kettle calls the pot black you can
most always find the bulk of politi
cal smut on the kettle. Eugene
Bankrupt Stock far Sale.
I have ahead a bankrupt stock of
General Merchandise and Patent
medicine's one door east of the
Grifiiti Veatch Company, which I
will sell at greatly reduced prices.
Call and be convinced. No trouble
to show goods or answer quostions.
C. C. Ha liston.
further and he said he saw it agn
and said take a shot at it. I took
a shot at something and put gun
pocket and we walked on over
steepest part of hill. He says:
believe I bear tbat thing again
think it H a cougar and says, giv.
me the gun and I'll see what it
I handed him the gun and walked
behind him a few steps. He said
no it isn't anything, its a stumi
He stuck the gun in his pocket
He had a part bottle of beer. We
took drinks and threw rest away
claimed it made him sick and tried
to vomit. We sat by tree an hott
He said he felt bettor and we started
on; came to three big trees and sat
down for an hour or more. I bega
to get cold and hunted up old big
limb and whitled shavings and
started fire. We sat around; he
said he felt better. I asked him
he felt able to go. He said no; and
doubled tip as if in cramps
stomach. I kindled up fire again
and laid down on grassy spot and
he asked me if I felt sleepy. I said
not much but will be sleepy in the
morning. He said if you want to
take a nap I'll wake you up and
then we'll go to house. I dozed off
to sleep; couid not say how many
minutes; first felt effects of shot.
raised up on hands and knees and
said Oh! my God, I'm shot; put
band to face. He shot second shot
whether he shot at me or not I (lout
know. Only hit mo once. I says
What are you doing? He said I'm
shooting at that cussed cougar or
whatever it was. He came from be
hind tree and stooped down and
says: Unl my God John, did tbat
ball hit you. I said something hit
me; I says for God s sake get me
home and get a doctor I'm suffer
ing death. We got about 20 feet
from fire. He says, its so dark I
can't find trail I'll go and get boys
to come and get you. He started
on; 1 knelt on one knee and wiped
blood and tears from eyes and
mouth. Made up mind to tie up
left sido of face with handkerchief
and I went on and reached the
house just as boys were ready to
I says when I opened the door:
For God's sake John Haskiu's go
for Doctor I m suffering death
Thought he was slow, so said to
Koy Branton to get Doctor as soon
as you oiti I'm suffering death
jonnny mskin's then got pony
and went for Doctor. Branton pul
ed off my shoes and wiped ofi my
Just before Doctor came, John
Branton be was sitting by bed side
he placed bis arm around me and
says: If anyone asks you how this
happened, you say von done it your
self. I said.don't talk to me, I'm not
able to talk to anybody. He says if
you don t they'll jerk me up and
raise thunder with me. He says it
you will and we sell I'll give you
half the money. If we don't sell
'11 give you half interest clear.
That is all he staid and helped.
we nave not ciuareled. I have
policy on my life in Woodmen of
the World for $3,000, in his favor.
J. T. Flhtciikk.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this 9th day of March, 1905.
J W. VAUOHN
Justice of the Peace.
IIROUOHT TO THK CITV VOX. TRHAT-
Thursday afternoon Fletcher was
brought to the city and placed in
Dr. Schleers hospital, where in tho
evening Dr. Corpron assisted by Dr
Schleef and Kirao removod the left
cyiiu).9xtmc(Q() " the- gullet ,iid
inane nun a: eointorlntilt: no
I.UTTKK TO CITV MARSHA!..
Marshall Underwood on Thurs
day morning took from the jut
office a letter which roiuU nf fol
lows: CcTTAUH Gkovh, Match 8, IO05
Mnrshnll, I leave this note' to
show that I have took my life nnd
you will llnd mo on the road be
tween town and Branton, s ranch. I
nui tiled living and leave this to
save trouble for my friends and ex
pense to the county.
DUN IKS WlltTlNO I.HTTRV.
This letter Fletcher denies wi it
tcu and Fletcher's father who lives
nt Lorn nc, when shown the letter
stated he was sure it was not writ
ten by his sou. This letter no
doubt will be of great importance
in proving the guilt or innocence of
Alter the sworn Mlntetueut by '
Fletcher, dunging Bruutou with
the crime, Marshal Underwood
made complaint belore Justice'
Vaughn and Constable Atkinson, 1
who brought Branton to the city
where lie was confined in the ciy j
jail. Mulay afternoon District At
torney Brown arrived from Hugeue
and after an interview with Flet
cher and taking the testimony of
a number of witnesses, caused
Branton to be taken to hugene lor
safe keeping while the result of the
injury to Wctcher can lie deter
l'OOI.ISH AllOUT W0MKN
It is said that Fletcher is rather
weak as regards women anil was
111 love with a married worn n of
the city, and that not long ago lie
was engaged to a young lady, who
suddenly changed her mind and
married another man and he soon
wanted to marry her younger sister
but the young lady refused to con
sider the proposition.
K.VKW HIS WHAK.VHSS.
It is thought by tuauv that Uran.
ton knowing of this weakness and
of the despondent moods of Flet
cher wrote the letter and planned
to kill him while 011 the road home
thinking it would be regarded as a
WAS XNS17KKD FOR 3,O0O.
The fact that Fletcher was re
cently insured in the Woodmen of
the World for $3,000 in favor of
Branton and which he honed to se
cure, is considered the inccntative
for the deed.
DID NOTCOMPI.KTIt THK WORK.
That Branton had decided to
murder Fletcher and made the at
tempt and then did not complete
the work when he had every op
portunity is n peculiar circum
stance in the cane.
MKN'SSHOliS A I
LAD1ISS SllOKvS ALL UJATUIiU
LAMISS' ONKOKDS ALL LKATIIIJR
LADIHS' CAPS, "SAUCY SUSAN."
PACIFIC TIMBER CO.
fl'AKIN MtlHTilWS IIIMLDINII . LUVVK
COTTAC.IJ GKOV1S, ... - OKHC.o.N W
IS KILLKD WITH
have occured in the Branton family
heretofore, cause many to believe
that Branton did the slio.tinc and
lor tne purpose ot securing tho 53
iiranton s brother, (Jlntulc was
hung at Eugene in May 1809, for
the murder of a man named Linn
whom he killed 111 the mountains
and burned the body. He also, al
though but 35 years of age. has
buried three wives, the first two
holding policies in the Women of
Woodcraft and a portion of which
he collected from tlmt order. The
last wife died very suddenly last
December. It is stated he desired
her to insure her life but she re
fused. She however was posessud
of a house and lot which came to
him ut her death Whether he has
been guilty of any crime or not, the
suspicious of people have been
aroused for a long tfme past and
makes it easy to believe he shot
He is now in the hands of the
law and if guilty will in all proba
bility have to pay the penalty of
the crime lie lias committed.
THK UOl.ONKI.'.S WATKULOO.
Colonel John M. Fuller, of Honey
rove. Texas, nenrlv met IiIh W'nte.
loo, from Liver nnd Kldiiev troublcr
11 a nu' it icuur. 110 hhvb: "i ivim
nearly ilcml. ot thexe coiiiiiliilntH. im.i
ulthoiiKh f tried my family doctor,
iiotuumuuo wood; ho i not 11 f,0c
hottle nt your Kreiit Klectrlc Hitter,
Which cured me. I eonHlilmviI tlun
tho bcHt mciJleliio on earth, and
thank (Jod who fjavu you tho know
ledge to make them." Sold ami
iiarnntcud to cunt Im-hiktimIh. Itll-
lowHiiesa and Kldiiev DIhciikc, by
Benson's Pharmacy at W)c a bottle.
Good Laundry Service
Fishor Laundry Co.
.Tho Fishor Laundry Co. of
Eugouo havo established and auoncv
at Ostrandor's harbor shop. Those
pooplo do a high grade of work nnd
will bo plowed to provo'the Hamu to
Perfect gruimutvu kooh with uUibhuh
New Clothing, New Dry Goods,
New Shoes, New Furnishing
Goods for Ladies' and Gent lemen
Come and inspect
elsewhere and you will find
Our prices are strictly honest,
fair prolit only.
rt 11 o
what you want.
! Gar man, Hemen way Co.
IS LEADERS IN MERCHANDISING
Just received a carload of flour
that must be closed out regardless
of cost. I will sell for cash only at
the lollowing prices.
Junction City White Rose $1.05
Wilbelms best Harrisburg 1.05
Golden Medal Junction Hard
Wheat Flour 1.15
Golden Medal Harrisburg
Hard Wheat Flour 1.15
Pride of Washington Hard
Wheat Flour. . .' 1.10
50 pounds Graham 1.05
50 pounds Whole wheat
10 pound sacks Graham 25
10 pounds Whole Wheat
10 pounds Wheat Meal 25
10 pounds Wheat Gcrmea... 30
Flour by the ton, per sack . . 1 .00
Oat Hay 10.00
Flour delivered any place in the
city free of charge. Leave your
orders nt Baugjiman'h Feed store.
Ou account of going away all!
those knowing themselves indebted
to iiH positively must come in and
settle or accounts must be put in
collectors hands. Can leave money
with Hamilton Veatch if you don't
MART I N I.AWSON.
Oat hay $12 per ton, rolled bar
ley, $1.05 per sack at the CottngV
Grove Flour Mill.
Any parties caught trespassing
ou my premises with dog or gun
will be prosecuted.
D. G. McFari.and.
KILLthe COUCH J
AND CURE THE LUNGOJ
r. Ring s
60c 1 St. 00
Surest and Quickest Ouro for all
THROAT and LUNO TltOUll
LE0, or MONEY BACK.
Have your vyv tutted for gliiiMUH
A 111 Kiuirniitectl 'it Mi1'ii'h.
Adiiiiiilatmtorx Hide of Until I'rop.
Nut U10 l Imreliv kIvcii that by vir
tue nf an order iHHiied liy tli county
court for l.miK county, Hiute of Ore
K011, w hich miIiI order l dated the
l.'ltli ilny of IVIinmry, 1 will ou
anil ufter Sut urilii. the 11th ilnv of
April, ItW,, at the (unir of :i o'clock
I. M. of hiiIiI dav mII at public mile
for cuhIi to lh" IiIuIibmL and IhhL Mil
der, on Hi" iiremlmiH, the following
ihwerlbDil real projM'rty IicIoiikIuk to
thueMtate of SaniiU'l A. Clcti Iiih do
IIckIiiiiIiik at a point W.iy, feet weot
of the .South earn corner ot 11
lot of land ilceiluil to J. I). I'erkliix by
O, I'. A 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 h , run thetiee north 107.1)
feet, tlienci) West a IS feet,
thenee Houtli 1I7.0 feet, thence
South 27 dotjrtvH Woat aoil.SS
feet, 1 heard Kiwi 107 feet,
thenee. North 1st) feet to (lie plaeo of
beginning, containing 1. 1 acres of
land mure or le In the I'lty of (Jot
tano drove, Lane County, Oregon.
.1. It. Cool.nv,
Administrator of the estate of Ham
lin! A. tietlliiKH, deceased,
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