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About The Cottage Grove sentinel. (Cottage Grove, Lane County, Oregon) 1922-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 3, 1909)
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GIVEN INTO NEW HANDS
Commercial Club Selects Mr.
Hazelton as Its President.
IS NATIVE OF COTTAGE GROVE
Annual Meeting of Promoting Organ
ization Re-elects Mr. Rosenberg
Secretary—The Other Offices
The Commercial club held its annual
election of officers on Monday night,
resulting in the] followingjselections
for the ensuing year : C. C. Hazelton,
president; Marion Veatch, first vice-
president ; John F. Spray, second vicer
president; F. H. Rosenberg, secretary;
George Hall, treasurer ; trustées, F. D.
Wheeler, Andrew Brand, Dr. J. O. Van
Winkle, J. B. Protzman, T. S. Tyson,
Lew A. Cates.
The retiring president, Mr. H. 0.
Thompson, briefly reviewed the work
of the club during the past year, stat
ing that considerable good had been ac
complished, and he regarded it as a
successful year. Among other things
mentioned was the movement for the
creation of Nesmith county. The com
mittee has completed its work; the pe
tition had been signed by more than
11,000 persons, and would be filed at
Salem',;’within a few days. A promo
tion fund of $5,000 had been raised, and
the work of this department had result
ed in locating quite a number of peo
ple. Many inquiries are coming in
daily. The club had assisted in bring
ing about the proposed water system,
and now it was trying to secure adarge
lumbering industry. Mr. ¡ Thompson
said he had enjoyed being president of
the representative body of citizens, and
had some regrets fin leaving^the chair,
but other duties were paramount. Af
ter expressing the hope that his duties
had been performed satisfactorly, he
thanked the members for the support
given his administration, and cautioned
them to acÇwisely in selecting new of
Mr. Rosenberg in his official capacity
as secretary, reported that during the
year twenty-nine’regular and five spec
ial meetings had been held, and 17
members added tofthe enrollment. He
mentioned that a committee had been
appointed for the propagation of trout
in the streams near Cottage Grove,
and brought out the information from
Mr. A. B. Wood that a shipment - for
this purpose would probably be receiv
ed in February.
President Hazelton, upon taking the
chair, thanked the clubJfor the honor
given him, and expressed the hope that
he could be of assistance in the ad
vancement ofj Cottage Grove and the
development of the resources adjacent
thereto. Every citizen, he said, should
have civic pride in all matters pertain
ing to the welfare of the city. As
every American is proud of his coun
try, so every citizen should be proud of
THE NEW PRESIDENT.
Christopher C. Hazelton is a native
of Cottage Grove, having first seen the
light of day in an unpretentious cabin
on what is now thé O. P. Adams place
in 1858. His parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Royal H. Hazelton, had crossed the
plains and mountains in search of a new
home in this garden spot of the Pacific
Northwest in 1853, coming hither from
Missouri. Chris’ boyhood days were
spent in Cottage Grove, and here he
attended the public schools. In 1883
young Hazelton took a position with
the Wells Fargo Express Company, and
remained in the service in different ca
pacities for seventeen years, first as a
shotgun messenger, guarding the treas
ure, in Montana, and later as express
messenger and agent. When the O. R.
& N. opened for business he was an ex
press messenger between Umatilla and
Pendleton, and afterwards was trans
ferred to the Northern Pacific, running
from Portland to Helena, at which lat
ter place he later became cashier in the
offices of the company. In 1889 Mr.
Hazelton was sent to Hasting, Nebras
ka, where he became agent, and from
there he was again transferred to San
Antonia, Texas, in 1890 ; Corpus Chris
tie in 1895, and to Albuqurerque, New
Mexico, in 1899, serving at these places
in the capacity of agent. ,
Mr. Hazelton returned to his native
heath in 1900, engaging in the general
merchandising business at Creswell,
Where he remained five years, when
after a long absence he again took up
the his residence in the home of his
boyhood, being identified with the
Wynne Hardware Company, which con
solidated with the Spray Hardware
Company last April, the two former
concerns now being known as the
COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON, FRIDAY. DEC. 3, 1909
Spray-Wynne Company, .of which Mr.
•Hazelton is secretary.
In 1885 Mr. Hazelton was united in
marriage to Miss Dora Scott of Cres
well, and to this union three children
were' born, being Mrs. Dana Lawton,
Miss Hazel Hazelton, a teacher in the
public schools, and Miss Nieta Hazel
ton, all of this city. Miss Nieta finish
ed school last year.
The new president has been promi
nently associated with all matters tend
ing to advance the material interests
of Cottage Grove. During the past
three years he has been a member of
the Commercial club, and has served
on the board of , trustees. He is also
secretary of the Merchants’ Protective
association, and holds a like position
with the Fair Association. He is en
thusiastic over the future of this city,
and its surrounding country, and ex
pects to see the day when the popula
tion of Cottage Grove will be 10j000
souls,- and that of Nesmith county 25,-
000. He has, in his inaugural address^
promised to exert his best efforts to
the furtherance of all matters pertain
ing to the welfare of the community,
and in this commendable endeavor The
Sentinel bespeaks for him the hearty'
support and co-operation of every citi
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BUNCOED BY A YOUTH.
Brothers-in-Law Touched for a Trip to
Frisco, Which Failed to Come Off.
One day late in October Hugh Hamp
ton of Eugene was in Cottage Grove, a
guest of his brother-in-law, Mr. Tyson.
While leisurely strolling down the prin
cipal thoroughfare he was accosted by
a youth, who with tears in his eyes re
lated a pitiful <tale of woe and prayed
for financial assistance to get to his
home in San Francisco. Mr. Hamp
ton’s heart was touched by the pathetic
appeal, but he hesitated.. He sought
counsel with Mr. Tyson, the lad accom
panying his to-be benefactor. So'earn-
estly did the youth plead, and promis
ing to make good ' the amount imme-
diatly upon his arrival at ’Frisco, that
the brothers-in-law jointly created a
sufficient fund to relieve the unfortu
nate situation, and he was sent upon
his way rejoicing.
That’s only the first chapter of the
story. The unsophisticated country lad
arrested in Los Angeles for work
ing a similar bunco deal is supposed,
from the description given, to bp the
same person who touched the Lane
co.unty men. The lad had worked citi
zens of Portland, Tacoma and Seattle,
his story being practically the same in
ALEXANDER SELLS FARM.
An Eighty-Acre Tract at Divide Sold
to Washington Men for $3,750.
David Alexander of Divide this week
sold to Messrs. Harris and Schiebner of
Washington, who came to Cottage
Grove recently to look around, 80 acres,
the consideration being $3750. This is
conceded to be one of the best buys
around here. The buildings are nearly
all new, the soil is of a rich loam and
well watered by several springs and
living water—just the kind- of soil
adapted for the raising of fruits and
berries. Mr. Alexander has 175 bear
ing trees, and last year put out a young
orchard of 12 acres. He planted apples
of the Spitzenberg and Newton Pippin
varieties, and also the Franquette Wal
nut. He experimented with alfalfa,
and the result proved to be very satis
factory. He had eggs the year around,
rain or shine, as the chickens got to
camping on the alfalfa ground several
hours each day. It is the purpose of
the new owners to > enlarge the orchard
and raise chickens on a large scale.
THAT AWFUL HILL AGAIN.
INTEREST IS LACKING DESIRE TIMBER SOLD
President Clark Arraigns Citi Petitions to District Forester
zens of Oregon's Metropolis.
Urge Closing of Deal.
NEEDS OF THE BOHEMIA CAMP DOCUMENT LARGELY SIGNED
R. H. Clark Says System of Treating Two Business Organizations and Hun
Ores by Cyanide Process Would be
dreds of Citizens Express Their
Means of Developing Mining
Faith in the Forest Department
In This Camp.
to Protect Water.
Mr. R. H. Clark, president of the
Petitions to the Hon, C. S. Chapman,
Combination Mines Company of Bohe district forester, signed officially by
mia, while in Portland a few days since the Commercial club, Merchants’ Pro-
arraigned the citizens of Oregon’s me telctive Association and several hundred
tropolis for their lack of interest in citizens, urging the sale of timber in
the mining industry of the state. To a the forest reserve, have been forward
newspaper repòrter he told the needs ed to tjie Forest Department. The pe
of the district, tallying with views of tition is as follows:
the situation heretofore expressed by
Hon. C. S. Chapman, District Fores
The Sentinel. He said:
ter, Portland, Oregon—Dear Sir: The
- ' “There is a general impression undersigned citizens of Cottage Grove,
throughout the state,” he said, “that in Lane county, State of Oregon, would
Oregon has no mines, while as a mat most .respectfully represent and show
ter of fact there is a fine mining dis that it is the sense of the great major
trict in Bohemia. We have good show ity of the citizens and inhabitants of
ing, but Portland capital is not willing said city and vicinity that the proposed
to invest there. What we need most is sale of Forest reserve timber on and in
transportation, as at present 'our sul the vicinity of Layng creek, if consum
phide ores in. Lower Bohemia have to mated would be for the best interests
be carried by wagon for 12 miles, and of the community and the whole peo
that is prohibitive. The nearest sriiel- . ple, and that if the said sale is not made
ter is Tacoma. We really “need - a sys and carried out it will materially re
tem of treating the ore on the ground tard the commercial welfare of the
by the cyanide process. We have no whole county, and; Cottage Grove in
such plant at present and as a result particular; that the action of the For
even the free-milling ores lose all the estry Department in respect to the sale
baser metals such as copper, lead and pf said timber has and will have our
zinc, of which the ores carry an abun largest support And co-operation, and
jwe feel that the said department will,
“The result is that we have little in its. wisdom, exercise a wise discre
money for development in our mines. tion in the protection of any proposed
We cannot get anything but ores and water appropriation that has or may
no matter how good the ores may be hereafter be made, and we are willing
we cannot obtain the values from them to entrust said matter to the determin
unless they be free-milling ores, and ation of said department and its of
those we, of Lower Bohemia, are not ficers.
interested, in. Our ores are all sul We further desire to represent and
snow that the said proposed sale of said
“That brings usto what we really timber and /the action of the depart
need-?-capital for development. When ment in the premises has the good will
the proposition is placed before Polît-, and support of practically the whole of
land people they simply look at you, said city andJcommnnity, and will have
talk courteodsly and say a farewell in any action that may be taken, and
and do not invest. They have been we desire al this time to express our
wildcatted so often that they cannot confidence Ind that of the community
see a good propositión when it is put in the abili' y and integrity of the offi
before them. Why, in Bohemia I have cials of sai 1 department and in their
seep ores so good that they have been conduct an< management of its affairs,
robbed of thousands by the miners, who arid particuarly with reference to the
simply broke off pieces' of the ore of matter of he sale of said timber and
great, value and left. Portland should feel if the ¡aid sale should be prevent
b.e willing to develop one of its great ed that it v suld inflict a great calamity
industries and I cannotprecall why suqh Upon the co imunity, and that we would
little interest is taken.”
have lost ■ ur opportunity to profit by
the action i <f the department in placing
ABANDONS THE PROJECT.
T on’ ’ sale
” we stood
irfx the same to be defeated
Locating Engineer for Railroad to without protest. ,
Coast Quits Us Cold.
Wherefbre we earnestly petition you
Some weeks ago George C. Yale, a and your department to proceed with
constructing engineer of Portland, was the sale a said timber as contemplated
in Cottage Grove looking up the oppor and advertised.
tunities pffered for building of a rail
road from this city to the coast. The
MILLIONS WILL VIEW US.
proposition was looked upon with favor
by the Promotion department of the Kiser Ectures to Visit All Larger
Commençai club, and Mr. Yale was in
Cities on the Continent.
vited to give the matter further con The kiser hand painted views of Ore
sideration, some finanical aid being gon, is which Cottage Grove is liberal
assured, but up to date that gentleman ly represented, will give millions of
has failed to respond. It is, therefore, peop e throughout the south and east
probable that the project has been an < pportunity to gain some valuable
abandoned by him.
info: mation regarding this great un-
deve oped state. The itinerÿ will oc-
Will Incorporate Company.
Mr. A. B. Wood, although’having re cupj an entire twelvemonth, during
ceived no word-from the Forest Depart whi< 1 period every city of greatest im
ment regarding finally consummating port nee on the Harriman lines, includ
the negotiations for the timber, is en ing > an Francisco, Los Angeles, Hous-
gaged in the organization of a company ton, New Orleans, El Paso, Washing-
for the purpose of carrying no the pro ton, New York, Boston, Baltimore,
posed lumbering operations in the na Phil idelphia, Pittsburg, Buffalo, Al
tional forest reserve. This is made ban; , Louisville, Cincinnati, Toledo,
necessary by the fact that no transfer Colmbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, St.
can be made of the purchase, either to Lou 3, Kansas City, Qmaha, St. Paul,
corporations or individuals. The com Min eapolis, Denver, Salt Lake, Og
pany, which will be composed in part of den, Boise, Spokane, Seattle and Ta-
eastern capitalists, will be incorporat com/ will be visited. Notice of dates
ed under the laws of the state of Ore will be given through the newspapers
gon, and will probably have a large of e ch city.
capitalization. Mr. Wood appears to
AMONG THE FARMERS.
be confident that the sale will be effect
Sevi ral Specimens of Fruits and Vege
County Court Wants the Grade Re
duced to Six Per Cent.
The Shortridge hill will probably be
permanently repaired next summer,
and made passable at all times. The
Sentinel understands that the county
court has agreed to provide funds for
graveling the hill when it is reduced to
a 6 per cent grade. If this be true, and
our authority seems to be good, it will
be nècéssary to still reduce the grade
2 per cent, as jt now stands at 8. It
appears to be the policy of the county
court to reduce all hill grades to this
minimum wherever possible, and when
this requirement is met in the Short
It Creates An Appetite.
ridge hill district the highway at this
Parker’s Bakery, recognized as the
point will doubtless be heavily gravel foremost institution of its kind in Cot
ed and made permanent.
tage Grove, has an announcement in
The Sentinel calling attention to thé
Meets With Accident.
W. J. Paris, who resides on the ranch fact that while flour prices have, sailed
recently acquired by C. F. Walker south skyward the price of bread remains un
of town, slipped and fell on the blade changed. A nickle, a half a dime,"buys
of an axe on Saturday, cutting a gash a loaf of the regulation weight, which
under existing conditions is considered
in his left arm above the elbow.
cheaper than the good housewife can
Real Estate Transfers.
produce it. Parker’s bread is said to
G. F. King has transferred to W. B. create an appetite for more.
Cooper lots 3 and 4 in block 2 of D. G.
McFarland’s fifth addition. W. B.
Cooper has transferred to B. K. Law- Literary exercises ate in progess at
son and Marion Veatch lot 4 of block the high school as The Sentinel goes
to press this Friday afternoon.
2, same addition.
tables Brought to Club Rooms.
Jasper Patten, who has 112 acres six
milss east of Cottage Grove, made a re-
maiKably good showing the past sea
son.? There are fifty acres under culti
vation, small fruits and berries. His
oats ■ went 70 bushels to the acre,
madnine measure; his yellow dent corn
34 bushels;.his wheat 24 bushels, and
on 'half an acre of ground he raised 97
sacks of potatoes weighing 112 pounds
to tne sack.
John Trannell of South of town has
brought to the Commercial club rooms
for exhibit some handsome specimens
of Baldwin apples, a cluster of Califor
nia Mission grapes weighing three
pounds, and a sweet potato squash. It
has been said that this vegetable could
not be successfully grown in the Wil
lamette valley, but Mr. Trannell has
H. D. Parmenter, who resides four
miles northwest of town, has brought Great Advancement Made Dur
a handsome display of Bartlett pears,
ing Past Half Century.
Baldwin apples and potatoes, all rais
ed at an elevation of 1800 feet. There
has been no frosts in that neighborhood.
Mr. Parmeriter raises tobacco and pea
SCHOOL HAD NO WINDOWS
nuts on the place.
■Twenty-five boxes of apples selected
from orchards^ in various parts of the District Originally Comprised Territory
state were forwarded yesterday to the Eight Miles by Six—This Country
Oregon delegation for distribution
Was Then Very Sparcely Set
among the delegates to the Rivers and
tled.—Schools of Today.
Harbors Congress, which will convene
in Washington December 8-10. With
the shipment of apples, which Will be
Those boys and girls who are today
distributed for advertising purposes,
the excellent educational ad
500 pamphlets dealing With the resour
vantages offered by the city of Cottage
ces of Oregon were also sent.
Grove should read with interest the
Brings Suit to Recover.
following article from the Superlative,
An action has been instituted in the the high school paper, which gives a
circuit court for Lane county by the brief history of the schools here in an
Disston Lumber Company against the early day:
Chambers Lumber company to recover
“Since the first school house near
a balance of $253.29 alleged to be due Cottage Grove was built, a little over
on a bill of lumber amounting to $815. fifty years ago, the advancement in the
schools has been very great., In the
THE LORANE VALLEY.
early fifties the greater part of this
valley formed one large district about
Churchill-Matthews Have 200 Acres eight miles long and six miles wide. In
Ploughed—Three New Settlers.
1853, near the present site of Woodard’s
The Churchill-Matthews Company of mill, the first schoolhouse in this sec
Portland, recent purchasers of 1000 tion of the country was built. K It was a
acres of land in the Lorane valley, have one-room log building with a large fire
about 200 acres ploughed and expect tq place in one end and with openings in
complete 300 acres before the first otf the walls ’ which served as windows.
the new year. They will set this tract This old log schoolhouse was also used
to fruit trees in February and follow as a church, and many pioneer preach
up the work as rapidly as possible. ers, who passed through this valley,
Six teams and fifteen men are employ preached there.
ed. The tract is being fenced.
“This section of Oregon became riiore
Wm. Lynch of Kansas has purchased thickly settled and it was not long be
the Norris place of two hundred acres fore a larger schoolhouse was needed.
in Lorane, paying $4000 therefore. He About the year 1860 a second and more
will improve the place, and make it modern building was erected, and had
blossom as a rose.
glass windows. Then, as in many
Mary Lybarger of California has country places, the school lasted but
bought seven acres of land in the Lo three months of the year.
rane valley Of Andrew Olive, and has
“On account of the great distance
taken up her residence on the tract.
the majority; of the scholars had to go
T. C. Humphreys of Goshen has also through rain and mud and, in'the thin
purchased a tract of land in this valley. ly-settled country, many were unable
M. B. Stone of Lorane is surveying to attend school only during the sum
an irrigation ditch and will water be mer months. In the latter part of the
tween forty and sixty • acres .of land. seventies the most enterprising settlers
He will take the water from the Sius- succeeded in getting the one large dis
law at a point below the tee bridge/ trict divided into three smaller ones.
and carry it about one-half mile.
For two or three years school, was held
W. W. Jackson has a handsome exhib in the old Methodist church, which
it of grains, fruits and vegetables ¿t some of us have seen, and later, about
his store in Lorane, provided by the 1880, the first school house in Cottage
farmers of the valley. Among other Grove proper was built. This school
things shown are field corn, apples, house was near the old Locust street
squash, carrots, sugar beets and po-. wagon bridge, on the west side of the
river, and although never a very solid
building, was used as a schoolhouse for
MAY RESUME WORK SOON.
nearly ten years when, in 1890, the
Rumor Afloat That Line From Drain back part of our present High school
to Coos Bay Will Go.
building was built. But so rapid was
That “hope springs eternal in the the growth of the country that in a few
human breast” is exemplified in the years it became necessary to enlarge
revival of a rumor that the Southern the new building and the front of the
Pacific will soon resume the building present building was added. Again
of a line from Drain to Coos Bay. In more school room was needed and, in
1905 the Southern Pacific began build 1904, the West side building was com
ing a banch line to Coos Bay. A large pleted and we think it will not be many
amount of rails, cement and other build years before a new high school will be
ing material were delivered at Drain necessary.
“Up to 1890 the school was nothing
and Scotsburg and hundreds of men
were put to work grading. All at once more than an average, grammar school,
the work was stopped and later on all but about that tiine two more grades
of the material was removed, Since were added, thus including part of the
then a committee was sent to Mr. Har high school course. Several years after
riman asking that the branch line be the two remaining grades were added,
built, but so far there has been no ac and Cottage Grove now has a high
tivity, Now that it is reported repre school as well as a grammar school.
sentatives of the Southern Pacific are Later, trouble arose as to whether Cot
on Coos Bay with, a view of starting tage Grove High was a legal high
actual work soon, there is a renewed school or not, but it was decided by
interest in the project, which has for Judge Hamilton that it was a legal high
some time past been regarded as a school, and since then it has grown very
hopeless railway prospect.
rapidly and is now on the accredited
list of a number of universities and col
Complimentary Letters Regarding Com
The Moon Hides Its Face.
munity Booklet Are Received.
The total eclipse of the moon Satur
Mr. A. B. Wood has received a letter day night was plainly visible, the sky
from C. B. Osgood of New York, secre being clear, and not a few witnessed
tary and assistant treasurer of the the phenomenon. At about 11 o’clock
West Coast Mines operating in the Bo the east side of the lunar orb became
hemia camp, acknowledging receipt of, slightly flattened and then gradually
a copy of the community booklet. He the curved line of shade covered the
says: “I wish to thank you for the face at 12 o’clock. There was only a
books descriptive of Cottage Grove, thin crescent of light left. The shadow
which certainly make very interesting began to clear before 1:30 and had
reading. They are very well gotten passed away entirely within an hour.
up, and the illustrations are beautiful.
Sawmill Makes Big Cut.
The book published by the Commercial
club is indeed a credit to that organiza The Booth-Kelly sawmill at Spring
field Saturday made the biggest cut of
Froin a Michigan capitalist Mr. Wood lumber in the history of the mill, cut
has also received this letter : “I want ting 172,000 feet of lumber in one day’s
to thank you for sending me the write shift of ten hours in a mill, .the capa
up of Cottage Grove. It is a dandy, city of which is only rated at 125,000.
and one that your Commercial club can The lumber is being shipped as fast as
well be proud of. I think it is one of it is cut. The record before stood at
the best, if not the best, I have ever something above 160,000.
seen. This booklet, and the bad weath
Farmer Dies Suddenly.
er we are now having, makes us again
Oscar Karlstrom, a farmer residing
think of the old saying, ‘young man, west of Eugene, while on his way
home, was suddenly stricken with heart
Chas. Braneau, who’ was injured in a trouble or some other ailment and died,
Bohemia mine recenty, has been taken falling from his buggy into the road as
to a hospital at Eugene. He is recov he was passing the F. L. Marshall
EARLY DAY SCHOOLS