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PUtt IIP l& lon 2
ie Sentinel Holds Publicity
Campaign Is Conservative.
ACTIVITY HAS ITS REWARD
ry of Misrepresentation and Over
booming Cudgel of Knockers to
Defeat the Commendable Under
takings of Progressive Men.
That this is an age of “booming” is
COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON, FRIDAY. DEC. 17, 1909
misrepresentation, or dash'cold water
upon commendable efforts, but get into
the campaign with an enthusiasm that
will rebound to the good of all. We
have not become such expert “boom
ers” that we are likely to over do it.
Suggestions alone the line-to those at
the head of the campaign Will, The Sen
tinel is sure, receiye thoughtful consid
The past year has been a remarkably
successful twelvemonth for Cottage
Grove. It is estimated that fully $150,-
000 has been expended in the erection
of buildings alone, and industrial and
commercial enterprises have enjoyed
augmented prosperity. The population
of the city has increased; the surround
ing territory has been more largely de
veloped than during any previous year
since the opening of the country to set
tlement; extensive municipal bettei-
mentshave been projected and are now
being consummated; bank reports show
a. healthy gain, and combined with
these civic pride, the very foundation
of the making of a city, has increased
a' hundred fold; New acquisitions~to
the community are in prospect. Hun
dreds of inquiries as to this section are
coming in, and there is strong possibil
ity of directing a large proportion of
the tide of immigration to this valley.
But the chronic knocker can drive ten.
away while the “booster” is securing
one. It has been said of many com
munities that a few funerals would be
necessary before they could came into
their own; do not let Cottage Grove
be classed among these. If a man does
not like a town there is abundant room
elsewere, and the sooner he goes hence
the better off will be the whole com
Southern Pacific Official Gives Many Notable Improvements
The Sentinel Tip.
Made Past Year.
making a bid for your trade, to which
thev are entitled. The Sentinel has
time and again urged upon the people
of this community thé advantages to be
gained by building a fence around the
home dollar, but at this season it de
sires to emphasize its previous argu
ments. Our merchants are prepared to
supply your wants.
Makes Strong Denial.
ONE DOLLAR PAYS FOR IT.
TALKS PASSENGER SERVICE BARNS NOW SHELTER STOCK
Ten Trains Pass Through Cottage Taxpayers Vote to Create Special Fund
Grove Daily, the Shasta Limited
for Betterment of Highway Lead
.Being the World’s Most Ex
ing to Cottage Grove—News
clusive Human Carrier.
Mr. W. H. Jenkins, traveling passen-
■ger agent for the Southern Pacific,
was in Cottage Grove on Saturday look
ing after the interests of his company.
In conversation with a representative
of The Sentinel regarding the prospects
for getting a new depot for Cottage
Grove, Mr. Jenkins said his under
standing of the situation was that bet
ter depot facilities would be afforded
this city after its streets had been pav
ed. The Southern Pacific feels that
this improvement should be made first
in order that all grades be established;
not that it would concern the structure
itself, but rather the cement walks
Which would be put around it. These
should be in keeping with street grades.
Grants Pass and Ashland, where new
depots are to be erected, provided these
improvements and then urged that they
be given new passenger stations.
Regarding the present arrangement
of the train service, he had interview
ed quite a number of representative
people along the line, and found ihat
there appeared to be satisfaction. The
only probable change from the present
schedule might be to have the former
Cottage Grove local leave Portland one
hour earlier. This is under considera
tion. There are now five passenger
trains each way through Cottage Grove,
three going through to San Francisco,
one to Ashland and one to Roseburg.
The Shasta Limited is probably the
most exclusive train in the world, and
as such recently received favorable
mention from the Railway Age, pub
lished in the East. The Shasta Limit
ed makes only one stop for passenger^
between Portland and San Francisco, a
distance of 773 miles. The average
number of passengers carried on this
train since the Seattle exposition is ap
proximately one hundred. Its running
time between Portland and San Fran
cisco is fifteen hours. Two locomotives
are used in the mountain districts, and
during the recent snowstorms three
The Sentinel May Be Sent Abroad for
In order to extend its scope of use
fulness the management of The Senti
nel will send this publication to new
addresses outside of'Lane"county for a
period of one~year for $1. This rate,
which will obtain until January 1 only,
is made in order to induce residents of
this immediate locality ? to send The ‘
Sentinel to relatives and acquaintances 1
in the East, and elsewhere, with a view ’
to informing them of the opportunit s >
here offered as a place for home and I
It is the purpose of The Sentinel to •
publish from time to time, as has been i
done in the past, articles descriptive of ■
Western Oregon, and Southern Lane >
county in particular, and if. publicity is 1
of value a few hundred additional cop •
ies of his paper distributed weekly
throughout a section which already has •
an eye on the coast country, should be 1
instrumental in accomplishing good.
No matter how persistently The Senti
nel may exploit our advantages and re
sources upless its circulation reaches
beyond the limitations of its compara
tively , small field, much of its labor
will have been in vain. We, therefore,
urge every public-spirited citizen of
the community to subscribe for at least
one copy of The Sentinel to be sent in
to some other locality or state. In mak
ing this proposition we recognize the
fact that it is a losing game, but hope
that suffiicent good will result to more
than remunerate us in the end. We
have the interest of Cottage Grove at
heart, and purpose doing our share to
bring it into its own. All roads lead to
The Sentinel office—bring or send your
CONSIDERED DESPERATE MAN
Articles in Blake’s Possession AUeged
to Have Been Purchased from Fel
low Lodger at Seattle. Evi
dence Shows Otherwise.
The Lorane valley, ten miles west of
Robert J. Blake, the desperate crim-
Cottage Grove, shows a large number
inal arrested in this city, several weeks
of permanent improvements made dur
ago by Marshal Snodgrass is on trial in
ing the past year. The older residents
Portland. The peace officer of Cottage
of this rich section of agricultural ter
Grove and Warren McFarland are in the
community has its knockers; individ-
ritory have become imbued with a spir
Oregon metropolis to give testimony.
lals who are apparmitly satisfied, like
it of progress, and many changes have
Blace is supposed to be the principal in
UcCawber, to sit down and wait for
been effected, while still others are in
the burglary of postoffices' and railway
iomething to turn up. Cottage Grove
contemplation. For instance, the num
stations at Jefferson, Creswell, Irving
is no exception. During the past fort-
ber of barns erected during the twelve
and other points in the state, and Mar-
liglit a considerable amount of discus
month now rapidly drawing to a close
shal Snodgrass is confident that there
ión has been indulged in relative to
is an -indication of progress. S. F.
is a preponderance of evidence against
nisrepresentation in presenting the
Jackson, Jerry Pipes, W. I. Coleman,
him. The Portland authorities consider
.¡aims of this particular locality to the
G. W. Sanderson, W. C. Billings and
him one of the most desperate charac-
iiitside world. This has been termed
M. Gillispie have built barns of a sub
ters captured in several years, and they
‘overbooming, ” if such a thing is
stantial order, and are housing their
marvel over the fact that the marshal
unong the possibilities. The writer’s
stock this winter, some of them for the
who made the catch was not killed in
ixperience has taught him that such
first time. Mr. Jackson’s barn is one
expression? of opinion do not emanate
of the largest, the - demensions being
Blake was arrested by City Marshal
rom individuals who are found in the
50x50, with 16-foot posts, and having a
Snodgrass of Cottage Grove, after an
oremOSt rank of boosters, or those
capacity for 100 tons of hay. W. I.
attempt to draw a revolver on the offi
vho are even possessed of advanced
Coleman’s barn is 36x50, In addition
cer, in a desperate hand-to-hand strug
deas of progressiveness. It is, indeed,
to these, Mr. Sanderson has erected a
gle in the shadow of a boxcar, where
lamentable condition when our fel-
pretty bungalow costing about $2000,
Blake attempted to hide when the mar
iwrran is inclined to discourage honest
. SERIES OF BIBLE READINGS.
and Mr. Mahoney has built a cottage
shal was placing a gang of “hobos”
Sorts in behalf of the general eh
on his ranch, as has also Bert McBee.
under arrest. He is believed to be the
ancement of a community’s material Church of Christ Holding School of In
Wm. Lynch who less than a month ago
most desperate criminal recently cap
struction at London.
reliare; and not satisfied with a com-
purchased the Norris place has a small
tured in Oregon. After being remand
lon every-day growl sends forth To the readers of The Sentinel: You
house completed, and will add thereto
ed to jail at Portland, where he waived
irough the public press charges of mis- are informed that the Church of Christ
next spring. Mr. Lynch is from Kan
preliminary examination, Blake at
epresentation that must necessarily of the Pacific Coast is engaged in an
tempted to establish the time-honored
rove detrimental. to a spirited cam- effort to encourage the reading of God’s
The farmers of'the valley built more
defense of an innocent purchaser of the
ign for the betterment of obtaining Word; and in order to do this the differ
fences during 1909 than during the past
articles found on him, and which have
decade, and all are of a substantial
ent churches are employing competent
been identified as having been lost in
A careful comparison of community teachers- at various places to conduct
character. The ' Churchill-Matthews
the various robberies mentioned.
wklets, and other publicity literature, these Bible Readings. The Chruch of
Company is fencing its entire tract < f
“I want the people to understand
Wished and given world-wide circu Christ at London, Oregon, twelve miles
1000 acres, A large amount of clear-
that I am not guilty of the charges
it:: by various cities of the Pacific south of Cottage Grove, is in a reading
ing and brushing has also been done, Christian Endeavor Society Will En- brought against me,” said Blake.
fell vest, reveals the indisputable fact at the present time, began on Monday
and improvements are noticeable in
“When Snodgrass arrested me at Cot
tertain at the Armory.
lai the claims advanced by Cottage December 6, with twenty-two pupils.
every direction. A considerable num
tage Grove he found twenty-seven books
rove regarding its natural advantages, These reading? are conducted free of
ber of additional acres of land have This Friday evening the Christian of stamps of different denomination on
sresoures and possibilities, have been charge. All persons who wish to at
been put under cutivation, and quite a Endeavor society of the Christian my person, but I had a right to them,
ss brilliantly depicted than most of tend these readings may do so whether
number of new orchards have be.en church will .give an entertainment at because I purchased them from a fel-
the Armory, at which time two short
lem. And let' it be said in this con- they belong to the Church of Christ or
planted and others enlarged.
Jow-lodger at1 Seattle. I never stole
will be rendered. “His Old Sweet
ection, the charge of misrepresenta- not, or if to no church. All are invit
Mr. S. F. Jackson, who has about 900
anything in my life.
on notwithstanding, that every state- ed to come and will be made welcome
acres of land, with 200 under cultiva hearts” for which the cast of charac
“I admit being a deserter from the
lent made is susceptible of the fullest with good board and lodging at $2.50
tion, set out six acres of new orchard
United States Army at Fort Russell. I
emonstration. The promotion depart- per week.
this year, giving him a totalof about Finnerty; Kate, Anna Rhode; Blanche, left there on the night of June 22, My
The work begins at 9
lent of the Commercial club gave care- o’clock a. m. and holds six hours, dis
1200 trees. He has an old orchard of Mary Willard; Elizabeth, Mrs. Cruzon; company was to go on a march the next
il consideration to every detail , in missing at four p. m. The Old and
100 trees which has for years been Mildred, Lottie Beals; Clara, Mayme morning, and as I was a little bit dis
greatly, appreciated by his hogs, which Kime; Jeannette, Grace Lily; Helen, gusted with Army life, I just walked
onncction with its literature, and the New Testaments will be completed in a
were permitte'd to help themselves. Jordan Lily; Tegia, Jessie Baughman; away. I went down to Cheyenne,
entlemen comprising that representa course of twelve weeks. Reading the
The past season, however, the crop was Mary, Mrs. Spear.
re body are probably in better posi- Old Testament will be-completed about
where I purchased a suit of clothes, and
“An Interrupted Proposal” has the
ion, after systematic investigation, to the middle of January. The New Tes
Designs and Shapes of the Article to not large. Mr. Jackson raises wheat following cast: Mr. Stone, Menzo Fin then started for Butte. From there X
and oats principally. The former crop
udge of our merits than all the knock- tament Will then be taken up and com
went to Spokane and Everett, and then’
Appear With New Year.
measured up about thirty-five: bushels nerty; Mrs. Stone, Mayble Coffman; by boat to Seattle. The revolver I had
ls and croakers this side of hades.
pleted about the < middle of February
Desigris for the new postal cards to to the acre this season while his oats
For years we have heard that Seat 1910. Girls and boys of ten years old
Stone, Jordan Lily; Mr. Steven How was1 the regular Army gun, and was
ie, Portland, Los Angeles, Eugene, who can read well will profit by it. In be issued by the government have been went about thirty-seven bushels, which
Orville Spear; Mr. Tracey; Geo. issued to me the night I deserted. The
iedford, and a host of other western structions in vocal music will be given approved by the Postmaster General is lower than usual. Mr. Jackson has
dirk knjfe they found on me I used in
Boyd ; Betty, Muriel Robinson.
¡ties were being overboomed; that a each Saturday evening at 6:30. Preach Hitchcock, and Cottage Grove may ex too much land, he says, and intends
place of an ordinary jack-knife, which
selling one tract of 480 acres.
eaction would be the inevitable, and ing each Lord’s day at 11 a. m. and 7
all travelers need. At Seattle I stop
bat property investors, commercial cir- p. m. Reviews are given on Tuesdays cards will be furnished to the postoffice
The taxpayers of District No. 24
at a lodging house on. the water
connection with this entertainment.
les, laborers, and the populace gener- and Fridays at 6:30 p. m. These ex department by the government print have voted a ten-mill tax levy'for the
front and was placed in the same room
lly of these respective cities would ercises are conducted by Evangelist ing office in accordance with a contract improvement of highways, the under
favorite readings, and the dress and with a man who told me he had a lot of
after. Has the prophesy of the con- Ernest C. Love of Forestville, Califor effective on January 1, 1910. On the standing among them being that the
manners will be in keeping with the stamps to sell, and I gave him $5 for
ervative been fulfilled? Los Angeles nia, who is a thorough teacher and an
road leading to Cottage Grove should
Members of Mrs. Hemenway’s the layout. I intended to send them
President McKinley will appear, as be principally benefitted by the amount
as grown from ten to four hundred able preacher,
East for the purchase of jewelry, which
now, but a much better likenesS of the raised. The road leading to Eugene, class, Misses Dickerson, Moore, Van- I thought I could peddle.”
housand inhabitants within a quarter
martyred president has been selected. it is said, has been getting the lion's
Health Officer’s Rpeort.
•n.tury; Seattle occupies' the proud
When arrested by Marshal Snodgrass
Dr. T. W. Harris, county health offi On the new small card, intended for share of the expenditures, and it is pro vance, Rosenberg, Hemenway, Holder Blake had on a suit of clothes which
stinction of being .the foremost com
iere ial center of the Pacific North cer for Lane, has completed his month
posed to equalize matters somewhat.
Jlenry Young, of Jefferson, identified
rest ; Portland has assumed proportions ly report. During November there pondence a likeness of President Lin
The schools at Lorane are progress
as belonging to him, paying they were
stonishingto the most sanguine, while were 33 births in the county, 14 males coln will appear. The 2-cent interna ing most satisfactorily, and attendance
stolen from the station after being re
lugenc, Medford and other progressive, and 19 females. There were nine cases tional card will bear a portrait of Gen has increased somewhat over previous Citizens of Rural Realm Want Mails turned by express from a pressing es
ide-awake, hustling towns have dou- of contagious diseases, two of which eral Grant. A pleasing innovation has years. Prof. Andrews is at the head
tablishment. Blake says the suit is not
Delivered at Their Door.
led and trebled in population and im- were pulmonary tuberculosis, two of been made for the double, or reply of the high school, and Miss Bailey
the one he bought in Cheyenne, but
scarlet fever, four of typhoid fever, postal card. On the first half will ap teaches the grades.
it was obtained at Seattle to re
of Cottage Grove, some fifteen miles
The truth is, Cottage Grove is not and one of diphtheria. Twenty-six pear a portrait of George Washington,
The Christian and Methodist denom in length, is in prospect, and if the pe place the' Wyoming clothing, which had
rerboomed, and furthermore no mis- deaths were reported, 19 being males while the stamp on the second or reply inations are each represented at Lorane
tition is granted will be of great con become worn on the brakebeams.
ipresentations have been made so far and 7 females. Causes of death were card half will be a likeness of Martha with churches, but at the present time
On the morning following the arrest
venience to d considerable number of
> its publicity campaign is concerned, as follows: No cause assigned, 3; dys Washington. The borders of the stamps both are without resident pastors. Mr.
the marshal of Cottage Grove returned
trip outside of our own bailiwick entery 4; carsinomia of the kidneys, 1; on all of the cards will be diversified John Sutherland somethimes preaches
Cottage Grove north to Saginaw, thence to the place of his encounter with Blake
ould undoubtedly give convincing asphyxiation, 1; diphtheria, 1; tubercu in design. On all of the cards the at the former. He is row at London
the bridge to the Jones, Sears, and there picked up a bunch of keys,
‘¡dei ce that this statement is true, losis, 1; paralysis, 1; enteritis, 1; in-. words “Postal Card, ” requited by the attending bible readings.
Harding and Conner farms, which have since been identified as be
ie trouble is that those of us who testinal obstruction, 1; heart disease, universal postal union convention, will
The place has a splendid store, con thence around the hill to the Harms, longing to the Southern Pacific and fit
ive traveled little and made few com- i 1; puerperal eclampsia, 1; epilepsy, 1; appear on the borders of the stamp and ducted by W. W. Jackson, a gentleman
Nelson, Stocks, Sears, Currin, Veatchs ting the switch locks and depot Yale
irisons by personal observation and i apoplexy, 1; cystitis, 1; senile exhaus not, as now, as a separate inscription. who is popular in the community, and
intermediate farms, thence across locks of that system. Such keys were'
1; meraBmas,l ; ptomaine poison
irsonal knowledge of conditions are tion,
consequently he is transacting a lucra Currin bridge to the Mosby bottom, re taken from the cash drawer of the de
1; meningitis, 1; nehpritis, 1; in factured for the purpose. It will be tive business.
rely to be unappreciative of the ad- ing,
pot at Jefferson when that station was
of the bowels, 1, and car more attractive than the paper used in W. R, Hawley and George Sanderson turning to Cottage Grove by way of robbed.
mtages and resources which we pos- tersusception
the present card and will “take ink” sent seven calves to Cottage Grove to
diac insufficiency, 1. i
Blake admits he is traveling under an
wagon road According to a prescribed
This section is in the infancy of its
better than the paper now employed.
market on Saturday, the former hav rule of the postoffice department a ru assumed name, and that he was christ
A. O. U. W. Secedes.
velopment; it is just beginning to
ing six in' the bunch. ■ Butcher Bartels ral route must serve at least 100 peo ened Morton Mills by his parents in
Venske Buvs a Farm.
alize its worth and is throwing aside
Rather than surrender its assets and
Pennsylvania. “I have been away
was the purchaser.
ple, and if this can be shown it is prob
i swaddling garments. Its real growth relief funds to the control and manage
home since 1899,” said Blake, or
able that there will be no difficulty in
(I development is yet to come, and ment of the officers of the Supreme been a guest of his brother, ’Contractor
Mining Men May Meet.
Mills, “and have not heard from any
ose communities that are alive to the Lodge of the Ancient Order of United
There is a movement under Way for a
of my people for five years. I enlisted
iportanee of fostering the vast move Workmen, the Grand Lodge of Oregon past, has bought 100 acres of land neaj meeting of the mining men of Oregon,
in the Army in 1899 and was discharged
nt to the great coast country, and has severed its relations with the for
to be held at some central location,
in 1902. I again enlisted in 1909.”
■■tribute their full quota to exploita- mer body until such time as the Su
probably Cottage Grove. Whether the Mark Comer, died at the home of Mrs.
WBl Clean Up Well.
n work, will reap the quickest and preme Lodge shall be willing to recede The farm is said to be one of the best matter will reach definite shape cannot
in that section.
Drake on Friday last after a brief ill
who owns a half in
st rewards for their foresight and from its demand. Officers of the Ore
be stated at this time, as thus far only ness. The funeral was held on Satur
(¿prise. We of Cottage Grove have gon Grand Lodge assert that they have
Want to Buy Court House.
“feelers” have been sent out. The day afternoon, Elder Becker of Port- terest in the Cripple Creek group of
nine claims, says the West Coast Mines
ready hidden our light under a bushel been willing to assist in discharging The city council of Eugene has begun mining men believe such a gathering
company will probably make another
'long. While we have been dormant the indebtedness and burdens of other to agitate /the matter of the purchase would prove profitable.,
run in January, and will clean up some'-
Mr efforts, neighboring towns less state grand lodges, but insist that if of the' Lane county courthouse by the
'■antayeously situated, have gathered the insurance policies it has issued to city for a c.ity hall. The council sug
Read the Christmas Ads.
Marriage licenses have been issued thing over $6,000 ip gold. This com
! golden harvest, and now aty the members are to be paid, when-the de gests that the county build a new court
The attention of the reader is invited to Henry T. Royer of Eugene and Mrs. pany has its bins full of ore, and is now
prentli hour we are endeavoring to mand comes for the money, the funds house on the ground occupied by the to The Sentinel’s advertising columns Mary T. Gray of Cottage Grove; also filling the shoots.
■opera te from our procrastination. that such members have paid in should county jail and present city hall, which today. Christmas time approaches, and to Clyde L. Kerr of Wildwood and Miss
J> I. Jones will plant 1000 apple and
¿tus not talk of overbooming, of now remain in Oregon.
belongs to the county.
the merchants of Cottage Grove are Laura E. Gill of Cottage Grove.
1000 pear trees in the near future.
clearly demonstrated by the progres
sive spirit exhibited by almost every
city and village throuhgout the length
and breadth of the land. And yet every