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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (June 28, 1905)
Devoted to the Mining, Lumbering and Farming Interests of this Community.
COTTAGE QROVE, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1905.
Ami (icnt-ral .Mining News
(jalhcrcd hum lix
Jiunt'N Knr cuiiiii ilnrtn from
li'ihi lnin Monday,
I ) 111 Tilolll is IM.nlc a bill I bllM-
nesHtiip to Wild wool Tuesday and
Mi. Ceo. W. I.'.i'vd mined Sun
day and wi-nt to l! ili-inii Monday
Mr. 1 ' J. H ud and Mr J. dm A
Tiayl.o iMnined iron l!"l) 1:11a
TiM'sd.iv c vniug m l ipnt tli.it
everything is d ring splendidly
Mr. W. P. Wood ioiinn his
brother. Mi. A, B. W'doiIs, mana
ger of the ()in;(ni Seen: itn-i prop.
eitv. T!kv liotli went to Itohcinia
.1. II. Mavuard, a .. r ;i I u ; ! - ol
the Miim-'.ot.i Si hool A mine -( and
latch' ol' l'oitl ind i in to.vn on his
way to Bohcmi.i to get a pt.tctical
knowli-go ol mining .
The OMitr.i'l for ttu- ym loot
tunnel nt tli-' i i-goii Coloi aiii is
completed A ti in- body of ore is
in shape to In Km vot!v upon The
pi.-rci-nt.igt- 'd copper is on tin- in
creastc (i. Kyser und vif of (irants Pa
aro in the city. Mr. Kyscr in mi
Xpert chemist and assay er und ex-
pOCtr to to to lii.ht lniu .-.ii, uhr;e
ho will probably locate. I lis witu
will remain in tin- city at present.
A great many people going
through mi the tiaiu liointhe Fast
to I'm llaiiti inquire alioiit the- min
ing, want to know the kind of min
ing, the value of tin.- ore, the pro
ductive mines, etc It would not
he a had idea if we cmM give them
some literatuie ol the distiict as
they go through, and biiiig llnm
hack to invest.
Mrs. S. 1;. Codiian is now visit
ing in Potlland.
J. Crawford and K. Smith came
to the city horn Wildwood on Mon
day. A very lively base ball game
was played at Wildwood Sunday
by the Wildwood ami Star teams.
The score w:i.s 10 to x, in favor of
t Wo aro
TI) M M fUCSB
t Ah IMS M R I
MoNKYSVIIJKCT I O DISK ASK
ONI'lY it a peculiar thing. Il
in hiilij( i t i iliiiij.-i.il.- jnnt lm
people me. And why not?
J hi 1 t it a creat )ii ol lniin in rnt'ircV
Money ih a'-tivo, Hlngi'di, hc,i!t hy,
bilionn, or anything Inc. pist a
Our hui'ci'sh ;:eiiTally depend
luridly upon our knowledge of
inoineiitaiy all urn. A man docH
not have to l.i. n colli-.,, gin liuile
to 11 in si 11 111 1 money. In tact the
higher eilnenlioii Heemi to Ixi eon
tliiry t i piling up ii h )-,. Whether
it 14 licrioihe e.ilti"Aiei man
1 en!ii H '. hat r-cuml dotis thing it i-,
I or not e cannot huy. )!t that
j likely has norm -thing to iiu with it.
' I !ii"ini'h', ii'hliiii-t iIimm not ruiiiii
with eiliicniion. It ih ii-lnlod 1 f Mr.
Chillier T. Vflkei, the owner of
nuiiieioiis st 1 ! rolway lines, and
tht jlion io 1 "boii ," that lien In; was
a hoy he Mim Ussiii;; t . - a ..'lorerv
nIoi- in 1'hlhiilelphi'i. Tin- loier
had iii. I mm i-fi'ibid in hiH nn U'.r
tliking, iiml Iheh w.im .1 lltth; hoi lal
eyi nt in the infin of an aiii tion
C lint h y b-iti neil wit I
llitereht of bo hooil.
the iimu il
inn lionei-r put up a box of well
known soap tin; koil Charley's
mother iiMiil jn In-r lnm liy wmk.
Ch.u ley knew Mouielhiug about soip
and lie b;d -not o'l on, l i, but on
su-vclnl io. boxes. He yul the
s.iap- hut di iu't Inivv a nn-kel to
his nan e.
Chailev huctled awav to tlm
lannly ;;ro ei- an 1 ask e
would gite for Ihe soap.
gum was M-alet!, and tin
I 'y'i i' he i
gr 11 i
vanreo Un: money, Ii-iimii
ior Vei ken "to the good '
11 1. 11 in in r
of dolhu s.
That war Chill ley 'm r-till t,
1 iter years, ho made more
hang on to ht rans than had
in I he. olden day.
It all goi-M to nhov what mone
tary ('ennis is. It is apt to rop
out iinywheii-. A (lull Will Mid
di i.Iy givii vidi m e o a ilo.nu t i
bay and Hell, un I if hi lomc-t in
first place, he lim that innate ink
ling of what money is and what it
Hut that is dtiftiug away hoiuc
what from my oiiginul premise,
that inoin-y can be ili or well.
Wt 11 money is ai tiy. It ih eir
dilating- turning over and over. It
;h ahviijH doing hiiiik thing and
Money in some people's hand'n
has large liver spot. In others, it
is imbued with life That i.s why it
is said of some people that every
thing tney torn h turns to gold.
When one beg in A to lej.'ald
money as only a purchasing agent,
ho loses. If a dolUr is good only
for so many pounds of something to
i eat, its utility ends there. 1'erliapn
(here is n finer philosophy that.
I shoyys how money invested in food
WHO wan r
UI'.TO- DAI V.
oods for Summer Wear
low shoes in Tan and Black. Men's
Oxfords in Patent and Tans.
showing any kind ot a baby shoe you want
t-wnod into rnuHclo and bono and
gr'iy mutter, but nro not getting
down that far.
The man, worurir. or child who in
( iipnll"of making a dollar work,
given to that money fixaetly wht
xerciso ih to tho human being. It
fiinkeH it capable.
JiiRt ns forty difTurfirit persons
will op';rut a machine in
inany difforout wujh juHt uh
every 'lightning wlinger"
has Ins indmd'iil touch of tho tele
,'a h instriinx nt, w) ha every
ihoii that sumo iudiviibml totK'h
when it roiiinn to moiiotiiry rnatterH.
Tvo people may net alike; one
may be as intolloctnal as tlio othr;
roth m iy be talented, and yet ot:e
will be a a financier und the other it
Why in it?
We can train our thoughtw and
instiin N along dill'erent lirieH. If
u' haven't Hint natural gift of
haiiili'ing money, it in much more
ibnii-ult to acquire it than though it
came iiatur'dly But we can culti
vate the. mosey making power, not
' . . t.. 1 .. ! !..... l...t 1...
' - '"Hihliiis airoui n, uui, u
junumeui nun lurcsiguv
we do Daily Mining
The crops look line and tho
faiui'-rH are busy in their hay fields.
John Overhalnor left London
to lav .( do some work on his ranch
on Silk Creek'.
Miss Summers, who has been
leaching; the Hebron school spent
Saturday and Sunday in London.
Her home in in Kugene where she
! roturnid Monday.
j TIim (i rangers will hold their next
meeting me nrst rialuniay in July.
The initiations will take place in the
forenoon, and in the afternoon an
opening meeting will bo held to
yvhieh evervone is invited. Several
important ."picHtious will be brought;
up for discussion, among them the 1
creamery, the railroad Rnd others.
A lively interest is being taken by
the Const Forkers in the railroid, as
they would like to see a line run
from Cottugo Gro' O to Black liutte
Many arrangements are being
made for the celebration here the
fourth of July. There has been a
committee of five, appointed on enter
tainment. They have not reported
vol but are hard at work. Regular
fourth of July program and enter
tainment yvill be given and amuse
ments of all kinds will be rendered.
We have a very fine grove for our
celebration and everything will be
made as convenient as possible. A
ball game will be played in tho
aftiinoou which will be lolloweil by
races and athletic sports.
ll m r m .irav O". J
Heaviest I'cnalty-A Uricf State
incuts of the Principal
Man h Gi 1(F- John
shot his jiartuer Jolin l'l
they were returning
.0 their farm.
March roth. Arrested and
to Kugcne for trial, charge
a-s iult to kill.
June 21. Trial commended.
June 2;v July renders verdict
June 21. Motion for new trial
argured, but over ruled.
Sentenced to io years in Peni
tentiary. Till-. Tl.S'i 1 MO.W.
Immediately after the jury was
completed the case was stated by
the attorneys. Geo. M. Brown and
J. M Williams, for the state and L.
liilycu and Medley iS: Johnson for
the defendant. l'he taking of the
testimony was then begun.
John Fletcher, the principal wit
ness for the prosecution, was calied.
He told how on the night of March
9. 190.1, he and JJranton started
from Cottage Grove after 11 o'clock
for Hrantou's farm, nearly two miles
from town. While on a trail Bran
ton said he saw a dog or coyote and
told Fletcher to shoot at it. Fletcher
shot at .something and soon after
wards Branton said he .saw a cougar
following them and asked for the
revolver. Not seeing anything,
Branton put the gun in his pocket.
They then drank some beer out of
a bottle- Branton claimed to grow
sick and tried to vomit. They sat
down, built a fire and remained
there an hour, when Fletcher asked
Branton if he was feeling better.
Receiving a negative reply, Fletcher
went to sleep and was awakened by
beintr shot in the head. He half
arote and exclaimed, "Uh, my God!
I'm shot." He said a secoud shot
was fired. Branton stated that he
was shooting at a cougar, and said.
"Oh, my God, John! Did that ball
hit you?" Branton then went ou to
the house to eet trie boys, and
When he and Branton w ere alone
Branton said: "If any one asks you
how this happened, say you done it
yourself. It you don't, they will
jerk me up and raise thunder with
me. When we sell I'll give you
half of the money. If we don't sell
I'll uive you a half interest." Flet-
cher stated that his life was insured
in the Woodmen of the World in
favor of Branton for $3000.
Roy Bt anion testified that Bran-'
New Clothing, New Dry Goods,
New Shoes, New Furnishing jjr
Goods for Ladies' and Gentlemen j
Come and inspect our goods before buying (jf
elsewhere and you will find what you want. j
Our prices are strictly honest. We charge you a j
fair profit only. jj
Gar man, fiemen way Co., f
j ton had said when he c ame home j
'that Fletcher had shot himself,!
I also gave details of Branton' s home ,
'coming, Fletcher coming to the !
house and the care taken of him by j
J witness. He told of people coming j
I to ihe house and John Fletcher!
greeting thcta; of Fletcher's crying
when he recounted the deeds; of
Fletcher telling witness that John
Uranton had done the deed and
I would have to pay fjr il. He said
I that John Branton. wh-.-ti he re
Jirantou, j turned to the house, hung the revol
tf. her as ! ver on a nail- It was taken by Jloy
Uranton to the. graimrv. J.atcr it
. was delivered to the city marshal of
Fred Myers testified that Branton
had sent for him to talk over the
good shots made by the men. He
went to the house where Branton
was and heard what he had to say,
j of what ad n good shol he had
Lincoln Taj lor, a ej.,
testihed as t' making a 'diagram of
the- place ami surroundings, of
measurements made, which were
240 feet nearer McFarlaud's house
to Branton's house, where the
shooting occurred. Explained to
the jury how the map was drawn
and all the particulars concerned
Harry Brown, deputy sheriff, pro
duced a letter written by Branton to
Iyouis Nessler. who is serving time
in the county jail. Produced a
letter written by the district attor
ney to A. T. Underwood, which
yvas produced as a comparsion.
Identified letter written by Nessler.
A. T. Underwood, city marshal
of Cottage Grove, produced the re
volver delivered by Roy Branton.
Stated that revolver had two loaded
shells. Identified letter which dis
trict attorney produced as the one
secured by him in Cottage Grove.
Defense objected to letter, but it
Louis A- Nessler told of acquain
tance with Branton in the county
jail. Examined letter delivered to
him by Harry Bown, written by
John Fletcher, whom be saw write
it. Fletcher recpiiested that it be
sentirora Astoria to J. M. Williams
Letter offered by the state as evi
dence. Defense objected as did not
bear on case. Testimony, was how
ever, admitted. The letter told that
Fletcher said he was the guilty one
! could not face the charge; Branton
Nessler to go to Cottage
Grove to see Fletcher and try to get
him to leave tue country Mated,
lUdl 111- maiui i-ii iiu a.-
not suggested by himself to Brau
ton until Branton brought the
M. S. Wallis, Chas. H. BurK-
holder, Charles Scott, R. W.
Veatch, Deputy Sheriff Harry
Brown, D. A. Linebaugh and P. Iv
Snodgrass testified as to letters and j
IS FILIJvI) WITH
LEADERS IN MERCHANDISING
The case was given to Ihe jury
Friday afternoon and shortly after 5
o'clock they returned the following
STATE vs. JOHN BRANTON.
mt v"tu a
f "Tn "" V'
Oregon plaintiff vs. John
We, the jury in the above en
titled cause find the defendant
guilty of an assault with intent to
kill as charged in the complaint.
Saturday morning at 10, the
hour set for passing sentence, the
attorneys for Branton made a mo
tion for a new trial. The judge
postponed sentence that motion
might be argured, but after con
siderable fruitless discussion same
was denied. At 2 o'clock the
judge asked Branton to stand up,
and when questioned declared his
innocence of the crime. Judge
Hamilton then passed sentence on
him of 10 years. Branton passed
out past out to his long imprison
ment, a criminal of probably as bad
n ty pe as his brother also sentenced
from the same place, a prisoner in
the same jail, and executed for
A man seemingly perfectly hon
est and just in his business deal
ings, a sober, industrious, energetic
worker, caps the cliaiax of a series
of suspicious deaths, by attempting
to kill his closest friend for his in
surance, yet at heart a murderer of
the most cowardly, despicable type.
He does not seem to realize the
enormity of offenses, but brazenly
breaks forth at the sentence im
posed upon him as though his deed
was a just thing. It is well that a
man of this kind be shut up for
years to dwell upon his actions, and
to be removed from the sight of
human beings that so differ from
Kerry wen to Rr?7rft
came up from
Mr. and Mrs. Gardid Morss came
up from Eugeoe Sunday.
Wm. Higgins and R. W. Veatch
came up from Eugene Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawton of Cres-
well spent Sunday with their son,
Miss Dinah and Mary Hart
their mother arrived from Portland
Misses Neita Hazelton, who has
been visiting friends at Creswell,
returned home Monday.
Guy Mock of Drain was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. V. T. Kay-
ser of this city the first of the week.
vi y u i turn