SOpEpifl j jTOGGET. Devoted to the Mining, LuiMherlnK and Farmuif; Interests of this Community. VOL. VII COTTAGE QROVE, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1905. NO. 48 COTTAGE GROVE IN 1905 A Pew of the Things She lias Done During (he Year. Theie ha l,cri spent for the im provement ul the gravity water nvs li'in, ly laying ncvciuI miles of new pips, with 11 ten inch main leading from the main wutr supply, build in;; il. jms. iuili;tsi iij.; wuter right, ilr. 2o,oi . Tlio jircMcnt aystmn w lieu completed will hac cost the ity .ibout f:l.'i,oi)ii. The income this ymi hus been about $'2u. r ni'iiitli, u hii h will Modi br iiicicas d I y iidditiimnl users now uncon-iH-fted. to $:ino. pwr month. Tlio total income -r year beintf about 5'lnoo. Tin- total cxpens , mrc, re rain, and ititurt-st on t. (5,000 at 5 It tent i about $l!oo leaving the city ft Kaintir each yi ar ot about f luoo, mid It is jKJSihle lor it to i'unisli Hie bnHi und chtaprst water HiiywlK'io Twnnty-ou n w lire hydrants havo been installed. Fourth strict hits been gradvd. mid nurffi'-ed with crushed rock, the full width of the street for three hi ;i ks nnd a "trip 10 feet wide, five bhx ks. Fifth stt rot ban also been gradud and surfaced with crushed rock for seven blocks feet wido, both lit a total rout of f't jlli. Iitter.il sewers ln been con structed for about two blocks at a COfct of $"0). Theio liav been twelve naw hous cormtructed duriug the year, bel l"s numerous additiuna and re- buildmg of the other homeH. Twd new briek atorc building; Lav been built, one of tbetn tho two atory brick of Porter A Stewart at 11 coflt of about io,ooj, the ether linrlels A Co s meat market, tho finest In Oregon, coating about fooo with the cooling machinery. Tho Methodic church a gymn iiHiuni und reading room. Three hotels have been remodel led, making two first clasa hotels, aud one lodging bouao. Tho telephone service ha been greatly improved and will noun be fuither bettered. Two hundred and fifteen telephone now ring in here. The electric lighting plant Iish been rolitte I and milea of new lines constructed and rebuilt. Arc light have been installed on the principal street. It has built many blocks of new sldowalks and erodings. Iumalled a creamery, "that makaa the bent butter in the stato of Ore NOW WHAT SHALL I BU For Chris tm a s I will not miss going to WELCH & WOODS -Si -ft 413 -ft -ft -ft -ft -9 The.V Will haVft SOmpthlnn frnorl fa w - LA . VA UUVlUi I A pair Shoes or Slippers, Night Shirt, Suspen & ders, Neck Tie, Smoking Jacket. ' Sweaters, Jersy I Waist, Umbrella, Fancy Vest, chiefs with Initials, and Suit Oases. -ft -ft gon aud i ready for coaiietition anywhere. Tho Southern Pacific. Company has spent many thouNands of dol lar in the coiintructiou of a water system for it train here, by digging two deep well, installing a H) h p gasoline pump and steel Mtaud pipe 'I hey are preparing for heavier traffic hero. Heen the installation of aeveral now business bonnes, and the en largement of othors. Giant Powder MnifAJiri Illowa Up Koanlmd, II. C, Ie 10 By an explosion of tho y.i-.mt powder mag aineof the War F.ulo and Central Star mines nl 2 o'clock today one man wa killed another seriouuly injured and 1! to are misning, i some of whom are thought to be killed or badly injured. Tho explosion wrecked two Hinall hotels near by and tho force knocked down many people on tho Htreet. P!viry pane of glass in tho town wus broken nnd the property damage amounts to soveral thous and dollars. The body of John S. Ingram, for mer chiel o! police, who was in ihargu of the mngaino, is tho only (Jim rttoveied ho far, but I5 people are) missing, some of whom may be in the ruin of the wrecked building. Tho casualty Jint will probably not reach more than five, while the list of seriously or pain fully injured will probably number 15. The shock of the explosion was terrific. The mines aro about half a inilo out of tlio city and the powder tnagaxiue was located on! tho surface uear the mine buildings. The cause is unknown. Moabv Crank. Henry Lincoln the up-to-date butcher of Cottage Grove wan up to John Palmer' and bought a fine band of beef steer Tuesday. Joel and Frank Palmer were at Klondyko Wednesday. Wslter Haker and wife visited frieuds and relatives in Cottage (Jrovo Mouday and Tuesday. Sam and Jim Ijewis went to Cot tage Grove Weduenday. Frank Phillip and George Comer made a biininens trip to Klondike Fiiday. Mr. aud Mr. John Palmer went to Cottage (Jrovo Friday. Mis Hampton returned to her homo in Goshen Saturday after finishing a very successful terra of school at liluo Ml. HrCKIIORN. ft fv 1 1 COTTAGE GROVE IN 1906 What the t .n ex pect to see done dur iny; the year. Wo will have at least one saw mill running. Oro will bo shipped from lio hernia to smelU'is in tho t,tate. Real ehtate will be much higher in value. The population of the tow 11 will be increased considerably. Many now houses will be built, and new brick stores will bo added. Tho Black Unite mine will bo op crating and Cottage (irovc; will protit therefrom. The capacity of th-tieatii' ry will bo enlarged. Moto btrnts will be surfaced ami improved. And altogothtr wo wilt be enjoy ing a prosperous var. bohi:mia and ni.AChnuTTr: HOIll M I A P'O'i. The Oregon Securitif Co. in the month of October and November, they turned out 202 troy pounds of gold, the fiiHt large shipment this year. They have sjent many thousands of dollars in develop ment and coukt.uctiou work during the year, and expect to continue to turn out tue yellow metal each month of tho wixiter. Tiik Yksuvil's MiNiNt; Co. The mill has run. a part of the summer, but tho rntiiu part of tho woik douc ha been in development and preparation for future work. A great amount of money hns been expended at the mire during "the summer, ami great thinf; are ex pected next Bummer. The Oregon-Colorado Co. has been doing much hard and steady work and has a great deal to show for the labor and money spent upon it. The Crystal mill ran for a time in the summer, but the reuult was not made public. The Hiawatha Company ha been devoloping, dr ifting, and improving. They constructed a mile of trail and cleared for a wagon road to the main road during the svmiuer. They also purchased three claims the Woodman, Stump Tree and U. S. A. and located a new claim The Merrili. The Riversido Company has been I pushing its development work 8r rlf nnH ncofnl ft Silk Handker- fir (If (jf rjr I argely during the past spring and Hummer and will be ready for a gfeat year work next year. The No. Fairiew has had con siderable work done on it during tho summer. ! Many of the mine hare had a I good deal of work donn ou them this summer, and many good strikes have been made, that show what tho camp will be able to do when a smelter is near enough for economical handling of the ores. There have been several slight ac cidents, one or two quite serious, 1 but no great ones, for whieh the miners are all thankful. Ore stealing has been unknown in camp until this year, when three men were arrested in the Securities Co. Champion ruino, aud are now uuder bonds for the spring term of court . noirtviii in l'J06. A number of the mines are stat ing that ther will be shipping ores to outside smelters if no smelter is erected close to Bohemia. Several stamp mill will be run ning turning out the precious metal. Several concentrators will un doubtedly be running, and many of the tons of concentrates stored at some of the mills will be whipped to the smelters for treatment. It is predicted, and that on good authority, that before neit winter a wmelter will be an addition to the camps facilities, and that when that comes tho camp will be "the camp" of Oregon, if not of the West. That next year will be a record breaker, and that many new and large improvements will be seen, is a surety. Tie ore is there, we know it, and we want the world to know it, and see for themselves, that they may be willing to assist largely in getting it out. Boy Shot on Indian Crack Stephen Mead, the n-year-old son of W. L. Mead, of Indian Creek, was accidentally shot through the fleshy part of his hip Sunday while hunting with his cousin. Walter Mead. The weapon used wms a 32-calbre rifle. Dr. J. W. Luckey, of Florence, was j called and after a few hours trip dressed tho wound, which is not j dangerous. Guard. Revival &.I the Christ. 'Church of Evangelist J. M. McConnell will bo in Cottage Grove about the first of January and will begin a revival in the "Church of Christ." Mr. Poppleton of Eugene, a Uni versity student spent Sunday in the Grove, visiting the family of J. 1. Currin. -ft -ft -ft -ft -ft -ft f -rt) -ft -ft -ft -ft -ft 1 4) -ft) THE CITY FATHERS MEET Pass Tax Levies on General and Special Taxes. At tho adjourned meeting of the couacil Monday night, three new ordinances were presented, for levy, ing a general tax for the year, an other for the levying of a tax to pay the interest. Ordinance i2'j levying a 5 mill tax on all real and personal prop erty within the city limits for the general tax on land and property valued at 1253,437, amounting to $1250 was paHsed on its final read ing. Ordinxnco No. l-'O levying a three mill tax to pay the interest on the general rewer bonds amounting to JJvJiJ was passed. Ordinance 127, levying the amesi ment for the cost of construction of a lateral sewer commencing at the west end of the lateral sewer be tween block 4 and 5 as follows: Herbert Fakin 840.15, J, C. and Josiah Porter and C. K. Stewart $M.70;S. V. Allisen $11.35; J. J). Cochran $29; James II. and S. K. MtFarlaud Jtfi.Co; H. C. Schleef, $r' 60 w-as parsed. The recorder was instructed to prepare an ordinance for the licens ing of card tables. The recorder wus instructed to collect billiard and pool table licenses, us called for in the ordinances. An ordiaance was ordered pre pared for the improvement of the) west end of Wall street, by grading and macadernizLng ft. Three affidavits srjjntd by Fdgar King, llhoda E. Kivg and Luther A King were preseutd stating that they had seen C. C. Case serve HciUOrS to Tttn ill a onrti" s.tra in frnnt of his saloon on Sundav : Nov. 5th.! Mr. Case was called .betoro the council, and after hearing' the affi davits said that the patties were certainly mistaken, that he had never done such a thing on S'uuday, and only two or three tiru.es on week days. A great deal of discus sion W88 entered into over this .esse, and it was finally let pass for the time, the affidavits being withdian by Councilman Chamberlain, who presented them. The following bills were allowed: Dr. Oglesby for disinfectants, etc. : used in disinfecting- car SiS- T ' Schren, haulinp lumber, $2; J. E. Young preparing ordinances, $5. The following rates were estab lished for water users. The Gra ham Hotel $3.5o,Owl $3, Owl Bar $1, Western Oregon water motor $5. Party toilets 23c for each CLEAN UP SALE On December 26th we will commence to sell our entire stock ot goods at re duced prices. We want to clean up all odds ends to have every thing new for Spring. Nothing will be sold on credit at reducedprices cash over the counter and we will do you good. GARMAN 1IEMENWAY CO. Leaders in Merchandising. family, per month. It is altogether probable that before lon when the new water system is installed that the rates for all large users of water will be adjusted, and aome different arrangements made. Maj people consider it a nuiflance to have to pay water rent each month in ad vance, rather than quarterly in advance. Th CommerctnJ Club At the Commercial Club meetiug Monday night the club decided to do nothing further towards secur ing a piano for the present, as they did not care to go in debt for it. Mr. T. K. Campbell made one of his speeches on his trip to the meet-, ing of tho Willamette Valley De velopment League at Woodburn, and said that the absence of Cottage Grove delegates was much noticed. He says ho feels sure that the club could obtain the March meeting here, if it so desired, by a little working, on the part cf of tho dele gates to be sent to the Albany meet ing, and he urged that only dele gates be appointed, who could and would go to the meeting. He said he heard many things about the valley that he nerer know before, and that many able addresses were made. A very able paper was read on the extention of the Harriman system in Oregon, showing much better tho progress and work to be built to complete their present plans, than any published report he had seen. Quite a little discussion was en tered Into about having the March meeting. Some thought the June meeting would be better, and it was finally let lie on the table for a time. Some of the Dew members of the club, Messrs Burkholder and Hem enway and Geer were asked to make speeches, but all excused themselves with few remarks. Mr. W. B. Hartley was taken in aS 3 new member. A letter was read from Tom Rich- ardson, president of the Portland Commercial Club, asking the club to appoint delegates to go on the Business Men's excursion to Los Angeles aud telling all about the trip and the expenses of same. Some discussion was had regarding the proposition but nothing waa done. 1 A letter was read from the Even i ing Telegram in reply to a letter of I Mr. D. T. Awbrey, their agent, to j them, stating that there waa some dissatisfaction that their paper had .so little news of Cottage Grove in tX. The Telegram stated that they L ad much difficulty in getting any nv ws of the town and wanted a new co. respondent. The club appointed T. K Campbell, Fingal Hinds and D. 1 Awbrey to confer and decide on a suitable person to do this work.