Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, November 27, 1907, Image 1

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Devoted to the Mining, Lumbering and I'armiDg Interests of this Community.
i . i 1 1 1
On Line Between Portland
and Salem
Cars Will Be Put On January 1st
Road To Be Ballasted and Sur
facedContractors Only Four Days
Three scattering cheers rang out
and soveral old hats wont sailing
into the air Tuesday evening from
a party of men nt work on track
laying for the Oregon Klcetrio Roil,
way company near Tigardville.
They had just driven the last spike
in the construction of the main lino
connecting Portland and Salem,
Oregon's copital city. This some
what nervous but genuine outburst
of tracklayers' joy whs the only
ceremony attending the hammer
ing of the last spike home.
The builders, W. S. Harstow
Co., were but four days behind
their estimated date for completion
of the track laying. For months
they have been looking forward to
November 15 ns the day of driving
the last spike in the main line.
Owing to the necessity lor mak
ing a few changes in the grades
and handling more earthwork than
first estimated, they were unable to
complete it until the evening of
November 1!'.
The track will be surfaced and
ballasted and will then be ready for
the operation of trains. The regu
nr schedule will probably not begin
before January 1.
Completion of the best electric
railroad in Oregon will bo hailed
with pleasure by the people of the
Willamette valley, who foresee the
construction, before many years, of
a system of electric roads that will
connect all the principal towns in
the valley from Portland to Cor
vallis. Tho Oregon Klcetrio has ordered
a full complement of the most mod
em equipmont. Its electric loco
motives are powerful ongines, and
its passenger cais have all the con
veniences of the latest railway
It is expected that when the
ainin line is completely ballasted
and a regular schedule for passen
ger trains adopted, the time between
Portland and Salem will be very
Early next spring the company
will begin construction of a branch
line to Ilillsboro and this will be
followed by construction of other
branches in the valley.
It is expected the next large
undertaking of electric railroad
builders on this coast will bo the
construction of a faht passenger
line between Portland, Tacoma and
Seattle. The Tacoma-Seattle end
of this route already has one line
running and aoother is about to be
built. T. Coleman Dupont ot Wil
mington, Delaware is president and
A. C. DeQraw of New York is rep
resentative of eastern capitalists
who are backing the Tacoma-Seattle
Short Line, an electric railway
company just incorporated with a
capital of $G,000,000, to build an
electric railroad between Tacoma
and Seattle, ou a route that will be
six miles shorter than the preseut
lino operated by the Stone & Web
ster syndioate.
Most of the right of way has
been secured and it is expected to
Enoch Andrew Spores, an Indian Well
Known in This City. Hangs
Dollas, Or., Nov, 23,-Knoch
Androw Spores, imprisoned in the
county jail in this city, under ac
cusation of having murdered his
wife, Adaliuo Spores, committed
suicide last night by hanging him
self from a steol bar in the corridor
in front of his cell. The body was
found and cut down by Sheriff J.
M. Grant, when he went to take
the prisoner his breakfast, early
this morning.
Spores hnd improvised a rope
from bis handkerchief and a pair
of leather shoe strings, climbed up
on a chair to fusten it to the bar,
and then kicked away the chair.
Two letters were found written
by the suicide upon scraps of paper
picked up in his cell, but in neither
did ho definitely declare his guilt,
although he indirectly admitted
that he might have slain the woman
while ho was intoxicated.
The shorter letter, addressed to
Jake Fearn, Anlanf, Oregon, runs
ns follows:
Dallas, Oregon. Nov. 22, 1907. ,
I n in going to hung myself here In
this .Tail r.ecaiiHO I ant going to
worry is my bent fi-l4id she linn left
mo hrr deat h came flrt and my death
ending IuhI Coil bo with you tell we
meet iitfun we have made our promise
never to part and we will never. 1
Imve loved her In my true heart. I
have mo fat her nor mother nor broth
er or ulHHer, ho I nm better of than
spc another day will not think of her
no more.
Keinlieranen ot my last describing
tli In will be In to think how I meeting
my temptation, flood by.
To Jake Fearn, anlanf Ore Pease
neiul it. to him.
Enoch Andrew Spores Horn Cottage
Orovo Ore Sept 20, 1SS0
C n'elook 1'. M .
Tho second letter contained a
rambling aud disconnected story of
his wife's death in which he says
that he doos not remember fighting
with her although she abused hint
all night. He said he had land
allotment near Cottage Grove, con
sisting of 4S0 acres. This he de
sired to have divided between Polk
Scott, of Grand Ronde and Jake
Fearn, of Anlauf.
Spores was a man of fine physical
development. lie wan usually of a
quiet and peaceable disposition ex
cept when intoxicated. lie was
comparatively well educated, having
been for some time a student at the
Chemawa Indian school. He was
writing the two letters when Deputy
Sheriff John Hiohter carried his
supper to him, but Mr. Richter
paid no attention to the fact and
had no suspicion of the prisoner's
Advertising Lane County. .
W. J. Gibson, who recently ar
rived from Greenwood county,
Kansas, with his family to make
his home, is so well pleased with
pane's productiveness that he has
sent back by express three ship
ments of roses, flowers, fruit and
vegetables to his old-time triends
just to show them what we can pro
duce here in Oregon. Mr. Gibson
says he will send a shipment of
roses in January as a remainder of
the equity of our climatic condi
tions. Register.
have the line completed next year.
It is not likely that electrio railroad
men will much longer permit to lie
fallow the rich opportunity for a
profitable electric railroad connect
ing the three big cities of Portland.
Tacoma and Seattle, and serving a
population of not loss than 600,000
Will OUT
Committee Holds Success
ful Meeting
A Rising Vote of Thanks is Given the
Ladies' Club for the Interest They
Had Taken in Bringing the Matter
Before the Citizens
The public meeting and enter
tainment planned by the Civic Im
provement committee of the Ladies'
Club and held in the armory
Wednesday evening for the purpose
of agitating and discussing the
question of cleoning up the city,
was one of the most successful
meetings ever held here. The citi
zens, showing their appreciation
and approval of the ladies' efforts,
crowded the armory until there was
scarcely standing room.
Mrs. Mae Thompson, chairman
of the committee, called the meet
ing to order.
After a cornet solo by Chas. Coch
ran, Attorney J. S. Medley second
ed the popular move of the ladies
in a stirring address. Miss Maud
Blair made the armory ring by Biug
ing a solo, accompanied by Mrs.
Ezzie Chase of San Francisco at the
piano. Frank Phillips, D. J. Du
Bruille and D M. C. Gault ans
wered to their turn on the pro
gram with enthusiastic "sweeping"
The Cottage Grove Quartette
favored the audience with one of
their best, after which Mayor Jones,
Councilman Comer and City Health
Officer Dr, W. W. Oglesby pledged
their support to the movement.
Mayor Jones said the city was not
filthy, but; he would furnish a
wagon to haul off all the dirt that
could be scraped up, while Dr. Og.
lesby Baid there was room for im
provement, both for sanitary rea
sons and the attractiveness of the
Every Friday was chosen as
"clean up" day, when the people
are expected to clean up around
their premises, the business men in
front of their stores and in the back
yards and alleys. On motion a
committee of five from each ward
was appointed by the chairman,
consisting of: first ward, Hon. R.
M. Veatch, Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. Her
bert Eakin, Dr. B. R. Job, Mrs.
DeSpain; second ward, Oliver
Veatch, Mrs. C. P. Jones, Mrs.
William Hart, Ben Lurch and P.
D. Wheeler; third ward, H. Met-
calf, M. C. H. Burkholder, H. O.
Thompson, Fingal Hinds and Mrs.
Marion Veatch, who wm nave sup
ervision over their respective wards.
For the best work the Ladies' Club
will give a handsome prize.
Officers Elected
Last Tuesday evening St. Valen
tine's Circle W. O. W. elected offi
cers for the ensuing term as follows:
Past Guardian, Mrs. J. 0. John
000; Guardian, Mrs. F. H. Rosen
berg; Advisor, Mrs. Thos. Jenkins;
Magician, Mrs. Marion Veatch;
Clerk, Mrs. F. C. Coffin an, Banker,
Mrs. Eva Hemenway; Attendant,
Mrs. Etta Frey; Capt. of Guard,
Mrs. 0. H. Van, Denberg; Inside
Guard. F. II. Rosenberg; Outside
Guard, Mrs, Ross King; Musician,
Miss Eunice Van Denberg.
' After the business session was
over a social session was held aud
refreshments served.
Wnat They Mean. What They Are Tor
And How to Use Them
In I89I Congress authorized the
President to establish forest reserves
(now called National Forests), and
President Harrison created the first
one the Yellowstone that same
Congress took this action because
the forests of the great mountain
ranges in the West were being de
stroyed vory rapidly by fire and
reckless cutting. It was realized
that uuleus something was done to
protect them, the timber resources
ot the country and the many ipdus
tries dependent upon the forest
would be badly crippled. So the
law aimed to save the timber for
the use of the people, and to hold
the mountain forests as great
sponges to give out steady flows of
water for uhc in the fertile valleys
At the start there was much op
position to the forests. Often this
opposition was just; for although
Congress had set apart the lands
and their resources it bad made no
provision for their use or their pro
tection. TLe timber was simply
locked up and left to burn. This
mistake was remedied in 1897, when
a law was passed which made it
possible to use all the resources and
give them suitable protection.
At first a great many of the Na
tional Forests were made without
knowing exactly where the bound
ary lines should run. This was un
fortunate; because some agricultur
al lands which should have - been
excluded were taken in, and a good
deal of timber land which should
have been included was left out.
This could have been avoided by
making examinations on the ground
but there was no money for the
work, aud so the boundaries bad to
be drawn very roughly.
Since I900, however, men and
money have been available for field
examinations and rough and inac
curate work has been done away
with entirely. The old and care
lessly made National Forests have
beeu surveyed and mapped and the
President has put back into the
public domain those lauds which
should not have been included.
Now, before new forests or addi
tions to old ones are made, all the
lands are examined on the ground.
The greatest care is used in this
work. Every section of land is
examined, mapped and described,
and the boundaries are drawn to
exclude, as far as possible, every
thing which does not properly be
long in a National forest. Two
very detailed maps are made. One
shows just what is growing on the
laud, the other shows who owns or
claims the laud. Every bit of cul
tivated land is located aud mapped,
as well as the land which is suited
to cultivation but which i9 not cul
tivated at present. Men trained
under western conditions are em
ployed in the work. They report
very thoroughly about all matters,
such as the importance of the forest
to regulate the water flow, its pres
ent and future valley in supplying
the local demand for timber, and
how the creation of a National
Forest would affect all the local in
dustries of the region; especially,
how it would affect the home build
er. Before any new National Forest
is made it is known jtiBt why it
should be made, just what effect it
will have, aud just where it should
be located.
There are now about 14 5, 000,000
acres of National Forests in the
United States aud about 5,000,000
acres more iu Alaska and Porto
Oregon Society Sons of American
The Oregon Socity of the Sons
of the American Revolution offers
prizes to tire pupils of the public
schools of the state of Oregon, for
essays ob subjects connected with
our War for Independence.
Prizes of $20, $15, $10 and $5
will be awarded for the.'first, second,
third and fourth best essays written
on any bf the following subjects:
1. Washington the Great Lead
er, i
2. The Flag of the United
3. The Boston Tea Party.
4. The Treason of Benedict Ar
nold. The essays are limited to three
thousand words each, must be
written in the student's own hand
writing on one side only of the
paper, and accompanied by a certi
ficate of the writer's teacher, stat
ing that the writer is a pupil in a
designated class, and that the
teacher believes the essay to be the
pupil's own unaided work. The
essays must be signed by the writ
er, giving also his or her postoffice
address. They should be forward
ed to Mr. R. I. Eckerson, Chairman
of committee, Room 5, Washingt
on building. Portland, Oregon and
should reach their destination not
later than March 31, 1908.
In awarding these prizes the com
mittee will be governed by consid
erations of:
1. Originality.
2. Accuracy of Statement.
3. Manner of Treatment-
4. Orthography, Syntax and
These prizes are offered to en?
courage love of our country and
the study of its history.
Any additional information which
may be desired will be cheerfully
furnished ou application to the
Chairman of tho Committee.
Charles. H Carey,
B. B. Bekkman,
Rico. The list in the Appendix
shows where they are located and
what they are called.
One of the unfortunate things in
many of the discussions about Na
tional Forests is that the facts con
cerning tbem are sometimes mis
taken or misrepresented. This is
because their real working is not
understood. For example, a com
mon argument used by those who
oppose them is that when a Na
tional Forest is made all the re
sources of the region are at once
locked up, Industry checked, settle
ment prohibited, and future growrh
made impossible or very difficult.
Since a National Forest really does
noue ot these things, but works
just the other way, it is well to have
a thorough understanding of what
the actual effect is.
Before a National Forest is made
we have a forest-covered area of
public mountain land upon which
the various land, laws apply. These
open lands may be taken up and
patented under the timber and stone
act, under all the mineral laws, and
possibly some of them under the
homestead law, if they are suitable
for cultivation.- Under whatever
law it is taken up, the land and all
its resources pass out of the bands
of the people forever. Consider
now what happens when this open
public domaiu is declared a Na
tional Forest.
It comes put up In a collapsible tube
with a nozzle, easy to apply to the
soreness and inflamatlon, for any
form of Flies. It soothes end relieves
pain, itching and burniug. Man Zan
Pile Itemedy. Price 60 cents. Guar
aiiteed. Sold by New Era Drug Store.
Held at the Methodist Church
Last Sunday
Churches Unite in Service Sermon
Preached by Rev. Zimmerman, a
Former Pastor of the Methodist
Church of This City.
The Anti-Saloon League held a
routing service on last Sunday
evening. The Presbyterian and
Christian churches united with the
Methodist people in a union service
at the Methodist church.
Rev. E. F. Zimmerman, a former
pastor of the Methodist church of
Cottage Grove, but now the field
agent of the Anti-Saloon League,
was invited to be present and pre
sent the cause of the league. The
large audience filled the church and
seemed to be iu full sympathy with
the work that the league is doing.
Mr. Zimmerman made a strong
address against the saloon. He
gave the reasons that are usually
given by the defenders of the sa-
jloon. why we should have licensed
saloons and then answered them so
effectually that no honest man
could bit fooled into the belief that
prohibition does not -lessen tho. evil
done by the saloon or that the rev
enue derived from license is any
thing but the "drop of blood,
squeezed out of the leech that has
just filled itself from our blood and
we swallowing the blood expect to
live and grow fat on it."
He spoke of the tidal wave of
prohibition that is sweeplug over
the United States at the present
time. One state after another
adopting prohibition aud other
states increasing in dry territory
through local option until over one
half of the territory of the United
States is "dry" and over thirty mil
lion of the inhabitants of the
United States live where the saloon
has no legal existence. He ex
pressed the belief that an increas
ing number of people join in, that
the day is uot far distaut when the
legalized saloon will not exist in
Oregon or the Uuited States.
The outlook has never been so
bright as at the present. The tem
perance forces have faith in the out
come and they showed their faith
in the Anti-Saloon League by sub
scribing ninety dollars to forward
the work of temperance in the state
of Oregon. King Alcohol may
well tremble. A revolution is on.
He will be deposed from his throue
in American politics. He will be
outed from behind the bulworks of
"legalized by law." He will be
forced out of his hiding places in
back rooms. He will be slain.
Thanksgiving Ball
Company E of this city will give
a grand ball at the armory Thanks
giving night, music will be fur
nished by Nelson's orchestra and
everything possible is beiug done
to make this one of the best parties
ever given in Cottage Grove. The
Grand March will take place at nine
o'clock and dancing will continue
until one with an intermission at
midnight for supper which will be
served by the ladies committee ia
the gun room.
' The armory will be beautifully
decorated, the floor put in first-class
condition and the company will ap
. .
pear in dress uniiorm,