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About The Cottage Grove sentinel. (Cottage Grove, Lane County, Oregon) 1922-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1909)
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Modern Woodmen of America, at
their last meeting elected the following
officers for the year: Counsel, J. B.
Protzman; advisor, H. A. Miller; bank
er, George Hall; Clerk, C. W, Wallace;
escort, Orvill Knapp.; watchman, Ellis
lodge has a membership of 165, and at
its last meeting balloted on the appli
cations of twelve. Heretofore the de
gree team has consisted of eight mem
bers, but at the last meeting it was
decided to double that number, and uni
forms have been ordered accordingly.
Messrs. Harris and Schiebrer, who
recently came here from Washington
and bought the David Alexander ranch
near Divide, will take possession early
in January. Mr. Alexander will move
to Cottage Grove.
Teachers in Salem school district No.
2, will, beginning with the year 1910,
be given an increase of $12.50 a month
in their salaries.
Marshal Frank Snodgrass and War
ren McFarland were in Portland yes
terday to testify in the Blake case.
Your Christmas dinner not complete
without some of our delicacies. Kerr
Soft shell walnuts and almonds; the
good kind. Kerr & Silsby.
New pack mackerel and Alaska her
ring. Kerr & Silsby.
McLarens, Edam, imported Swiss,
cream brick, limburger, and fpll cream
cheese. Kerr Silsby.
WANTED—Housekeeper for family
of four. Address or call on Lon Stor
ey,’ Cottage Grove.
City Recorder VanDenberg received
from fines and licenses during the
month of November the sum of $46.75.
“Mine Host” Waters, who conducts
a hotel at Pasadena, California, has
been stopping at George Kerr’s place
near Disston for several weeks.
Mrs. Groat visited at Yoncalla this
week. She assisted her father and sis
ter to start on their journey to Arkan
Hear the grand dramatic sacred can
tata, King “Saul of Israel,” at the Ar
mory theatre two nights, Dec. 22 and
The Sentinel’s subscription books are
open to all advertisers who are interest
ed in knowing how they are spending
their money. Many new names have
been added under the present manage
The bal masque'to be given on Christ
mas Eve by the Military Club promises
to be the terpsichorean event of the
season. Be there.
Baker Parker—more familiarly known
as Tom—will give away a handsome
candy heart at Christmas time, and has
the heart on exhibition at The Wave.
This heart, which is large and pretty,
is also sweet, and the person who is
lucky enough to hold the lucky number
will probably have occasion to visit a
dentist before the elaborate piece of
parker ingenuity is exhausted.
The “Witch of Endor” will also do
her part to entertain you at the Armory
theatre Dec. 22 and 23, 1909.
Contractor W. F. Hart has completed
the Venske brick block, which will be
occupied by Walker & Kinter. With
its handsome plate glass front and large
floor space this firm will have opportun
ity for a splendid display.
The Schubert Symphony Concert com
pany entertained at the Armory Satur
day night under the auspices of the high
school, the proceeds being for the pi
ano fund. A large audience was in at
The Royal Chorus Club has provided
for your entertainment Wednesday and
Thursday evenings, Dec. 22 and 23,
Lincoln Taylor was a Roseburg visi
tor on Saturday.
John B. Brown, 68 years old, who
died at Ashland Monday, was an em
ploye of the United States Postoffice-
Department during the Civil War, and
had charge of the first mailcar with
which the department experimented.
Mrs. Euphania Gersbact, a widow
residing near Elmira, this county, was
seriously injured about 3 o’clock Sat
urday morning by falling from the hay
mow to the lower part of the barn.
Her mishap was not discovered until
daylight when one of her children came
to the barn to look for his mother
whom he found unconscious on the barn
floor. She will recover.
Pennsylvania buckwheat flour, unlike
other kinds in purity and flavor. You
can taste it in the cakes. At Kerr &
Mr. Geer informs The Sentinel that
no action has yet been taken by the
Calapooya Springs Company towards
the building of a bottling plant in this
city, but expects that some step will
be taken to this end in the early spring.
The company is receiving an increased
number of orders for its mineral water,
making it too expensive to haul the
crated article from London to this point
for shipment and the empty cases back
to the springs.
Hienz’s mince meat, dill, sweet, and
sour pickles in bulk. At Kerr & Sils
If you don’t dance be a spectator at
the Military Club’s ball on Christmas
For the Military Club’s ball, to be
given at the Armory on Christmas
Eve, the following prizes are offered:
Richest ladies’ costume, hat, valued
at $10,00, by the Ladies Toggery; rich
est'gents’ costume, box cigars, $2.50,
Ward & McFarland; best ladies’ sus
tained character, ladies purse, $3.00,
Beals. & Son; best gents’ sustained
character, picture, $2.00, Modern Phar
macy; ladies’ original costume, crys
talvase, $3.00, Burkholder-Woods Co;
gents’ most original costume, cut glass
water set, $5.00, Metcalf & Brund;
most comical ladies’ character, pack
age perfume, $2.00, New Era Drug
Store; most comical gents’ character,
fountain pen, $4.00, D. J. Scholl; best
dancer, three step, lady, post card al
bum, $1.50, The Wave; best dancer,
three step, gent, box candy, $1.00, The
Rose Confectionary; best dancer,
waltz, lady, jardinier stand, Simeral &
VanDenberg; best dancer, waltz, gent,
pocket knife, Grffiin Veatch Co.; best
dancer, two step, lady, hat pin, Mr.
Tyson; best dancer, two step, gent,
neck scraf, Rees-Wallace Co.
Buy red cross stamps and help along
a good cause.
Mr. G. H. Tyson spent Sunday in
Parker’s Bakery will give away a
candy heart on Christmas. Every pur
chaser of 10 cents worth of goods gets
one chance in the drawing.
Mr. C. H. Hazelton has been confined
to his home by illness a portion of the
The officers and members of Company
E.are diligently studying the corres
pondence course issued by Adj-Gen.
Finzer. Much good will result from
this course of instruction. There will
be an inspection of Company E some
time in January.
Mr. Clyde L. Kerr of Wildwood and
Miss Laura E. Gill, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. N. T. Gill of this city, were
united in the holy bonds of matrimony
on Friday evening last, the Rev. Mr.
Elkins performing the ceremony. The
contracting parties have a wide circle
of acquaintances, all of whom extend
At a meeting of the Merchants’ Pro
tective association on Tuesday night it
was decided to close the stores on
Christmas day at 12 o’clock sharp for
the remainder of the day.
C. G. Shearer of Dorena was in Eu
gene on Tuesday.
J. B. Hill is in the city for the pur
pose of organizing a lodge of Lincoln
Annuity, whatever that is.
Miss Della Cardwell spent the first o
the week in Eugene.
Mrs. Dave Griggs and Miss Anna
Rhodes spent a portion of the week in
the family of their father, Senator
Bingham of Eugene.
Consulting Engineer Roberts will
spend Christmas with his family in
Medford, and wants to complete his es
timate on the cost of’ the water system
prior to that time.
The Seventh-day Adventists of Roy
al are observing the week of prayer.
Elder Babcock is conducting the ser
vices, assisted by J. Prescott Wheeler.
Last Thursday was the last day in
which the road districts of the county
could file notices of special elections for
voting additional district road tax, and
many districts took advantage of the
Dr. Oglesby has been honorably dis
charged from the Oregon State Militia,
in which he enlisted in 1879, and became
a commissioned officer of Company G,
second regiment. w
Mrs. C. J. Howard of Dorena was
in the city on Saturday.
J. I. Jones was in Portland this week.
Miss Elsie Lea will teach another
term of school in the Hebron neighbor
Mr. and Mrs. A. Cook of Ashland
were recent guests in the family of
Join the crowds which every Sunday
evening flock to the Methodist church.
Hearty singing, topics of vital inter
est, Methodist church Sunday evenings.
Marion Veatch on Wednesday re
ceived a new casket wagon. He also
recently purchased a lowering devise.
Cottage Grove’s only undertaker .is
abreast of the times.
Thomas Parrish was at the county
seat on Wednesday.
Speaking of Marshal Snodgrass The
Register truly says: “Mr. Snodgrass
has been marshal for Cottage Grove
for a number of years, and during his
incumbency has captured a number of
desperate criminals and murderers, and
has proved himself a very efficient of
ficer. He may be impulsive at times,
but there is not a spark of cowardice
about him and he has risked his life
many times in the capture of thugs and
The Easy wringer is coming soon.
to an exhaustive opinion prepared by
Justice King, of the Oregon Supreme
Court. It is held that “the right £o
water, claimed by prior appropriators
andj .irrigation purposes, is always lim
ited in quantity^by the use for which
the appropriation is made, and to which
it may, in a reasonable time, be ap
plied; and it is so well settled as to be
come almost axiomatic that beneficial
use and the needs of the appropriators,
and not the capacity of the ditches or
the quantity first run through them, is
the measure and limit of the right of
the appropriators. ’ ’
ENTERTAINMENT A SUCCESS
Presbyterian Ladies Net Snug Sum
From Comedy and Bazaar.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church
presented the one-act comedy, “How
-the Story Grew,” last Tuesday evening
at Phillips’ Hall. Mrs. Iva Bedell Ad
ams read “L ’Envoi,” by Rudyard
Kipling, and “Little Brown Baby,” by
Paul Laurence Dunbar. This is Mrs.
Adams’ first public reading in Cottage
Grove. She showed an ability to high
ly entertain her audience with classical
selections, and needed none of the usual
tricks so frequently used by elocution
ists, whose only ambition seems to be
to “amuse.” “How the Story Grew”
was a very amusing farce, showing
how a little gossip passed from mouth
to mouth may create quite a disturb
ance. A few local hits, such as calling
the militia from Drain; questioning the
courage of a prominent city marshal,
and reference to children of parents
well known in Cottage Grove, added
much to the mirth of the evening.
The evening’s entertainment was
planned by Mrs. B. R. Job, president
of the Ladies’ Aid- society.. The play
ers were coached by Mrs. Adams. A
good sum was netted as a result of the
entertainment and the bazaar, held the
USING A VACANT LOT.
Good Example Set by a Church In an Important Factor In the Promoting of
The Second church of Springfield, O.,
has a vacant lot in the central part of
the cfty which it is reserving to build
on a little later. But the trustees de
termined that it was not right to let
the lot lie until it could be used for
building, and so they provided that it
should be fitted up as a playground for
children of the neighborhood through
the present summer. Flower beds were
laid out and some lawn sown, but the
most of the lot was given up to
swings, slides and other suitable temp
tations to childish play.
Moreover, observing that there was
no public drinking place in the neigh
borhood, the trustees provided a coil
of water pipe running through a box
to be filled with ice and thus improvis
ed a public ice water fountain. The
public has shown great appreciation
of both provisions on the part of the
trustees. The example may certainly
be commended to other churches which
are holding, vacant property.
Nearly all of the big eastern rail
roads have abandoned the gaudy but
meaningless and unsatisfying carpet
bedding so common in the past and are
substituting hardy shrubs for perma
nent effect and in some cases are ex
tending this work beyond the station
ground along the right of way. Such
changes are very gratifying to all who
make a study of aud take an interest
in the embellishment of our steel high
ways, for it is a move in the right
direction and better for all, both own
ers and travelers.
This is the song of the builder:
My hammer swings and rings
In harmony with the vital key
Of thé song at the heart of things.
The chord of the Master Builder
That sounds when the worlds have birth
Is the music sweet 1 seek to repeat
As 1 rear the homes of earth.
From rock, from mine and from forest
1 shape the cities of man.
The ships that flee down the ways of the
Community Case Received Has Many I fashion, improve and plan.
I make a garden.
The distance 1 dwarf with steel
Through the kindness of General Till a continent wide is a few hours’ ride
Passenger Agent McMurray The Sen When spanned by the spinning wheel.
tinel has received a ‘ ‘Community Case, ”
containing samples of publications is
sued in the Northwest. These publica
tions are the product of a new plan for
community effort. They represent vig
orous co-operation between the people
and the railroads. The various com
munities interested have joined forces
with the railroad to accomplish what
both most desire—the country’s growth
—and to give the widest and most ef
fective publicity possible to the oppor
tunities for homebuilding and industrial
pursuits. Each community is separate
ly treated, and each publication carries
a message of genuine interest to every
person looking for a chance to improve
his condition. Any persons interested
are invited to call at The Sentinel and
make use of the information obtainable
through these publications.
The Week of Prayer.
Commencing Sunday evening Janu
ary 2, and continuing until Sunday
evening the 9th, the Presbyterian, Bap
tist, Christian and Methodist churches
will hold a series of meetings together.
The gatherings assemble at the usual
hour, 7:30 p. m. Each service starts
off with song, prayer and testimony,
followed by a sermon. The Methodist
church will be the convening place Sun
day and Monday; the Christian church
Tuesday and Wednesday; the Presby
terian church Thursday and Friday, and
the Christian church the final service
on Sunday evening. Every effort is to
be made to make these gatherings sea
sons of great blessing, and it is hoped
that the results shall more than com
pensate preachers and people for the
extra efforts put forth. Next week the
complete program of speakers and top
ics will be given.
Special Holiday Excursion Fares.
The Southern Pacific announces a
special round trip rate of one and one-
third fare to any point on their line
where the one way rate does not ex
ceed $10.00. Christmas tickets on sale
Dec. 24th and 25th. New Year’s tick
ets on sale Dec. 31, 1909, and Jan. 1,
1910; final return limit for both Christ
mas and New Year’s tickets Jan. 3,
1910. For further information call on
any Southern Pacific Agent.
James C. Miller has filed notices on
the following claims in the Bohemia
Mining district, which he calls the
Glandwer, Lode and Power. Ferdinand
Miller located the following: Lake
Washington, Puget Sound, Aurora and
Material is Arriving.
Material is arriving here for the im
provement proposed in the telephone
exchange, and the work will be inaugur
ated soon after the opening of the new
year. This improvement will necessi
tate an expenditure of $20,000.
The Old-Fashioned Way.
Owing to the forced absence of Miss
Winnie Landess, who operates The Sen
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS. tinel’s typesetting machine, a part of
the week, it has been necessary to re
In order to give advertisers the bene sort to “hand composition,” which is a
fit of Christmas announcements, The comparatively slow process.
Sentinel will on next week be published
on Thursday, one day earlier than usual.
Lost Purse Found.
James Porter found a purse, contain
AS TO WATER RIGHTS.
ing a sum of money, on Wednesday.
Right to irrigation water depends on He stands ready to; deliver it to the
the use made of the water, according rightful owner.
So busy am I with helping,
Constructing the good Of earth.
That 1 cannot halt for finding fault.
But have plenty of time for mirth.
If there’s joy or cheer or laughter,
1 am there with all my heart.
For a right success spells happiness.
And that is the nobler part.
There is room for work and for gladness
And making the good prevail,
But there is no place for the carping race.
For the spite and the weakling’s wall.
There is space for the life constructive
And for helping the world along.
To create is the sign of the power diving.
This—this is the builder’s song.
JAMES A. EDGERTON.
The movement to revive river trans
portation is becoming more widespread
and general. In Kansas City there is
a plan on foot to put boats again on
the Missouri river. The effort has
been hailed with enthusiasm all along
the river. Boonville, Mo., is ¿ sample
case. After a day spent in Boonville
a correspondent of the Kansas City
This town has not grown since the
days of steamboat traffic, thirty years
ago. It had a population of 5.000 then;
it has the same number now.
In the old days, when a fleet of sixty-
five steamboats plied the Missouri riv
er, Boonville ranked among the .impor
tant commercial cities in the state out
side of St. Louis. It was even greater
than Kansas City. Often a half dozen
steamboats lay with their nozzles to
its levees. The shouts of roustabout
gangs and the cries of a hundred team
sters echoed day and night from its
In those days it was a freight dis
tributing point for all the country
roundabout. Trains of freight wag
ons loaded at its levees for points fifty
and eighty miles away. Droves of cat
tle, hogs and sheep and whole cargoes
of grain and farm products went from
Boonville by water;
f And then came the railroads with a
lower freight rate than the boats
could meet and live, and one boatman
after another failed and withdrew
from the killing competition of the rail
lines. Soon there was not a steamboat
left in the trade. -
And then what happened? Let the
government authorities of the inland
waterways commission tell the story.
The last report of this commission
made to congrèss in 1908 says this .of
“The railroads take traffic at unduly
low rates along the river and at com
petitive points generally and recom
pense themselves by high charges at
This official report gives one indica
tion of why the growth of Boonville
ceased when the steamboats left the
river. From St. Louis to Boonville is
150 miles. The rail rate on first class
freight from St. Louis to Boonville is
52 cents a hundred pounds. The rail
rate from St. Louis to Burlington, la
the same distance, is 39 cents a hun
dred pounds for the same class of
freight. The reason the rail rate to
Burlington is 13 cents lower than to
Boonville is that Burlington is on the
Mississippi ’ river and two lines of
steamboats reach it from St. Louis.
The rate by steamer to Burlington on
the same class of freight is 33 cents, 19
cents lower than the rail rate to Boon
The same government report shows
that the same class of freight is car-
Three-face looking glasses, 15 to 35c;
necktie and scarf set in boxes, $1.25;
silk suspenders in pretty box, 50c; hair
brush sets, 40 and 75c; ladies’ hand
bags, 75c to. $3.50: ladies’ furs and
muffs, $2.00 to $6.50; sleeping dolls,
china, 25c; china dolls, 10c and up;
fancy art center pieces and doilies, 35c
to $3.50; Phoenix mufflers, 25 to 50c;
ladies’ embroidery handkerchiefs, 25 to
65c; men’s initial handkerchiefs, 10 to
50c; flowered Dresden ribbon, 6 in.
wide, 20c yd. Many other articles too
numerous to mention.—Hampton & Co.
A. H. Hayter, office man for the
Bohmstedt company, has returned to
The band will give a minstrel show
in the near future.
G. A. Johnson of Washington has
bought the J. C. Jones ranch of 125
acres southeast of town, paying $50
“Uncle Ves” Veatch of Cottage
Grove was in Creswell Monday, visit
ing his two daughters, Mrs. T. O. and
J. H. Martin, and A. R. Land and
James Curry, a lumber worker from
Eugene, has reported to the Portland
police that be lost checks and papers
valued at $1100 in a Second street room
ing house in that town. He had been
in a room drinking beer. No trace of
the articles could be found.
WILL DO YOUR
promptly and satis
factorily. They have
■ every facility for
handling all classes of
goods, and simply
solicit a trial.
ALL KINDS OF HAULING AND
The Last 5o Days
WIND UP SALE
npHIS is your last 30 days in which
-L to make a saving of from 25 to
50 per cent on your needs in
Dry Goods, Furnishings
Goods and Shoes
The remainder will be shipped to
our Salem store
Closing Out Sale of the formerly W. A. Hemenway Stock
COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON