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HOW THEY REFORMED.
r jist peered that Elder Gray
Gave his money all away!
Been a miser, dost an’ hard
Sence th’ big tree in our yard
Wuz a saplin’—never went
Nigh a soul or give a cent!
Heered las’ night he jglve his wife
All he saved up all his life!
Sounds onreal, but ’tain’t no lie —
I jist seen th’ hearse
I jist heered that Jimmy Green
Quit his drinkin’—cut it clean!
Been a sot sence Jones’s barn
Wuz a woodshed—couldn’t ’arn
Half his salt an’ starved his wife
All her hopeless married life.
Heered, las’ night, he got th’ grit
Someway In his soul t’ quit!
Sounds onreal, but ’tain’t no lie—
I jist seen th* hearse go by!
I jist heered that Liddy Wall
Quit her scoldin’, good an’ all!
Heered her husband’s restin’ well
Fust time in a right smart spell!
Liddy alius used t’ say
She’d quit scoldin’ him some day,
But she never quite could git
Made up in her mind t’ quit!
Sounds onreal, but ’tain’t no lie—
I jist seen th’ hearse go by!
I jist heered that Abner Sykes
Found a place he rilly likes.
Abner moved about until
Nothin’ seemed t’ fill th’ bill!
Everywheres he jwent to yet
Wuz too dry or else too wet,
Too much drouth or too much dew.
But his movin’ days is through!
Sounds onreal, but ’tain’t no lie—
I just seen th’ hearse go by.
—New York Times.
LET LOVERS ALONE.
Don’t Make Game of or Tease Them
—May Spoil a Romance.
That “all the world loves a lover”
Is an old and much-quoted saying, but
if the saying be true the affection
surely is manifested in singular fash
ion. Indubitably all the world and
his wife take a lively interest, which,,
unfortunately, is often more officious
than discreet in whatever they so
much as suspect may, Can or will be
a love affair, and consider lovers fair
game for all manner of teasing, sur
mises and sometimes impertinent in
If Johnny Jones walks home from
church with Susan Smith two Sundays
in succession he immediately is sus
pected of a more than friendly feel
ing for that young woman, tongues
began to clack, John Js rallied on his
fancy for Susan, while she is ban
tered on his attentions to her. If Ed
win and Angelina meet half a dozen
times and he shows the slightest dis
position to talk to or dance with her
ever so little more than with other
girls, some, at least, of their mutual
friends are certain to Imagine matri
monial intent upon his part, and, still
worse, to express the suspicion, more
or less plainly to the persons con
The probability Is that the young
man has no serious purpose; his at
tentions merely are the casual con
sequence of a surface admiration for a
pretty and entertaining girl. Human
ity is gregarious and social intercourse
with one’s fellows is a natural neces
sity of all normal men and women.
Nor is the want‘ so apt to be for a
solitude a deux, with all which it
Implies, as merely for companionship
in the sense of company and amuse
ment—a want which is satisfied with
the many as well as with the one.
It must be admitted that those who
doubt the possibility of platonic affec
tion between two people of opposite
sex have good ground for their point
of view, It is easy enough to begin •
with friendship, but seldom is it that
in the case of both parties thereto it
remains as such to the end of the
chapter. It may be the man who
finds that, all unconsciously, it has
come to pass that—
Food for the Fat.
“Better than I love myself
Do I love my neighbor.” .
/ It is possible that the actual pro
portion of overfat people in the gen
The woman for whom he professes
eral population is no greater now
than it ever was, but to the observer a “platonic attachment” has become
who has lived many years it seems as the one and only woman in all the
if the number of persons one meets world for him.
Or it may be the woman who finds
who are noticeably overweight had in
that what she has fondly imagined to
creased greatly In recent years.
Some large folk are content with be friendship pure and simple is the
their lot—nearly all are jolly, yet strongest passion of her being, that
there are many who would give much she is deeply and unmistakably in
for every pound they could throw off love, while her comrade remains on
There are a number of dietary sys the plain and prosaic highway of
tems in vogue for reducing weight, friendship.
almost all efficacious, if strictly fol
“And, oh, it is a bitter pain
lowed, but not all safe. The original
To love and not be loved again!*
“banting system,” for example. In
which the person is restricted to little
Undeniably the chances are that one
more than a lean-meat diet, is not to
be recommended, and one who prac or the other of the couple one day
tices It, unless under constant medical will find that, though friendship may
1 supervision, may do himself irrepara be delightful, there is something want
ble harm. No one system, indeed, is ing to the full cup of happiness, that
applicable to all cases, for the cause what began as camaraderie has de
is not always the same, and what may veloped into something stronger and
be suitable' for one fat person may tenderer than any other love on earth.
The ways of friendship and love lie
not be at all what another needs.
It is popularly believed that all fat too close, the boundary is too easily
persons are gross feeders, but this is overstepped for platonics safely to be
not true; indeed, the reverse Is often indulged in, at least by the young, In
the case. Obesity may be a disease, whose veins the current of life and
or rather a prominent symptom of one, love is strong and healthy, without
the t' nuble being with the internal the risk that there some day will be
chemistry of nutrition—a disease of an aching void, an unsatisfied longing
metabolism, as it is called. It is com for “what might have been.”
Of course, where both step hand
parable to diabetes—nearly related i to
It, in fact. In this disease sugar is in hand into the “primrose path,” all
formed in excess in the sytem, even is well, and the two who gradually
when very little is taken with the have, grown together become one in
Yes, platonics al
food; and s.o in obesity there is a ten happy harmony.
dency to the formation of fat in the ways are dangerous; nevertheless, in
body, even if little fat-forming food spite of the risk, for not a few men
Is eaten. In most cases, however, and women they might be commend
much can be done by a regulation of able and possible were, it not for tire
meddlesome interference of other peo
The amount of meat should not be ple.—Chicago Tribune.
increased, but the quantity of sugar
An Optimistic Waiter»
and starchy foods should be reduced,
He was one of the very few commer-
their place being taken by non-
starchy vegetables, such as spinach, cial travelers who can not adapt them
cauliflower and salads. The foods to selves to their surroundings, and as
be avoided, or taken in great modera a chronic hotel grumbler he is known
tion, are those which contain much from East to West. The waiter was
■starch, such as rice and potatoes, and possessed of an optimism unusual for
all sweets—nies, puddings and candy. one weighted with the responsibilities
Tea and coffee should be taken with of his position, and served the soup,
out sugar, if taken at all, and choco fish and roast with equanimity and
poise. At the dessert the traveling
late should be Omitted entirely.
Bread is fattening, but for most man waxed irritable and sarcastic.
“Look here,” he said. “This pud
persons it seems an indispensable ar
ticle of diet. Its amount can, however, ding is on the bill of fare as ‘ice
cream puddin’,’ and there isn’t any
be limited, and It should be toasted.
Fats are less harmful than sugar Ice, nor is there any cream in It.”
The waiter, in a tone of great pa-v
and starch, and may be allowed- in
moderation in the form of butter and tience, replied:
“That’s all right, sir. There’s noth
The belief that the drinking of ing in, names. If we serve you with.
water makes fat is erroneous. If one Washington pie, it’s no sign there’s a
eats juicy vegetables, and especially the picture of the capitol on every piece,
less sweet fruits, such as apples and and when we bring you college fritters
grape-fruit, and abandons the use of there isn’t a term’s tuition in advance
sugar, there will be a natural reduc thrown in. Any cheese with your pie,
tion In the amount of water taken, sir ?” _______ _________
but one should drink all that is need
Coal and Railroads.
ed to Quench thirst.
The total coal production of the
United States is now at the rate of
Got the Number.
1,000,000 tons per day, and the con
Police Captain—You say that an au sumption of coal by railroads is equal
tomobile containing several persons to 40 per cent of this, or 400,000 tons
sped along the street and struck down per day. The fuel bill of a railroad
an old man? New Officer—Yis, sor. contributes about 10 per cent of the
Police Captain—And that after chas total expense of operation and 30 to
ing this auto for several blocks you 40 per cent of the total cost of run
finally succeeded in getting the num ning the locomotives. A. locomotive
ber? New Officer—Yis, sor. Police will consume on an average $5,000
Captain—Good! What was the num worth of coal per annum, and for a
ber? New Officer—There wor just road having an equipment of 1,000
foive persons in th* car, sor!—Circle locomotives the coal bill is approx
imately $5,000,000.—Railway Age.
Next tQ magazine art, the most hid
Every woman thinks she ought to
eous sight on earth is a skinny ath eat brain food occasionally, but she
lete In a running suit.
can’t explain why she thinks so.
Ram’s Horn Soundi' a W.-crnlng; Not^
to the Unr edeen eil.
The unaccountable allurement which
the rushing waters of Niagara Falls
hold for persons having suicidal Im
clinations, has raised a controversy
between the United States and Canada.
Enough of these suicides take place
every year to make the matter one
that needs to be dealt with. A large
number of those taking their own
lives are identified by clothing or by
letters, but the plunge is so great,
the rocks so numerous and the churn
ing, obliterating effect of the countless
tons of water in motion at terrific
speed so great, that in most cases it
is very difficult to assure a true iden
It is a somewhat curious fact that
the bodies of those who have per
formed the act of combined bravery
and cowardice follow a sort of beaten
track. When the authorities learn
of a suicide they first go to the land
ing where the little boat, the Maid of
the Mist, comes in and goes out on
its trips, and in almost every case the
battered, swollen body will be found
there. Those which do not stop then
go on through the rapids' and bring up
further down the stream in the vortex
of the whirlpool.
Both o fthese points, the Maid of
the Mist landing and the whirlpool,
are o nthe Canadian side. Hence the
Queen Victoria Park commission,
which controls the river front all the
way from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario,
has been in the habit of bringing
these melancholy derelicts to the top
o fthe bank at an expense to itself of
$60 or $70 apiece and of interring
them separately in Fairview Cemetery
in a site that has been set apart for
The Canadian officials have ad
dressed a request to the American
park commissioners to pay at least a
proportionate share of the expense.
There is one very good argument ad
vanced in favor of this position. Most
of the suicides take the plunge on the
American side. It is only the action
of the current that carries to the
shores of the Dominion the legacy of
The American park commissioners
concede the justice of the Canadian
A motor-driven sleigh, developed dur
ing last winter, was propelled by a
pair of legs resembling in their opera
tion those of a grasshopper.“
An alloy of 70 per cent of cerium
and 30 per cent of iron has the re
markable property of giving off a
shower of sparks when struck by steel.
At the womah suffrage bazaar, re
cently held at the Hotel Martha Wash
ington, in New York City, the receipts
for the two days and evenings were
French walnut growers in the neigh
borhood of Grenoble have formed an
association to maintain the reputation
and guarantee the quality of the wal
nuts commonly known as “Grenobles.”
There are 157,000 models in the Pat
ent Office which are about to be lodged
in the National Museum. Many of them
are of historic interest. They will be
under the care of the Commissioner of
Telephone companies are endeavor
ing to collect part of the telegraph
tolls where the messages are delivered
by telephone. The telegraph companies
claim that they are entitled to make
this use of the instruments and resist
Consul Julean H. Arnold, of Amoy,
reports that a native company at that
port, capitalized at $800,000, is getting
ready to operate coal and iron mines*
which are said to be valuable, in the
An Chli district, 100 miles from Amoy,
for which it has held a concession for
Since there is no tide in the Medit
erranean, the inhabitants of Marseilles
were greatly astonished on June 15,
when the water of the harbor began
suddenly to oscillate, and continued in
movement for a quarter of an hour.
Some observers say that the first waves
were about two and a half feet in height,
but others put thedr height at half that
amount. Many thought that the cause
was an earthquake, but Mons. Louis
Fabry, after a study of the phenom
ena, ascribes it to a sudden Increase
of the barometric pressure of the air
on the surface of the sea in the neigh
borhood of Marseilles.
argument, but declare that without
some' justification from Congress they
have not the power to spend the money
of the nation in this fashion, and in
sist that the bodies ought to be buried
wherever the yare found.
As a result o fthe argument a great
er effort is being »made to watch close
ly those who make the visit to the
falls. It has long been one of the
charms of the manner in which the
two nations have guarded Niagara that
it is possible to get to the very elge
of the falls, and standing within three
or four feet of the edge to marvel at
the onrushing floods as they take their
descent for the 200-foot jump to the
Although, it may possess the suicide
mania for a small percentage of un
fortunates, to the great majority Ni
agara is lulling, it gives comfort, it
is a temporary surcease from troubles
that seem small when brought into
the presence of this wdnderful work
of nature. To put the average visitor
farther away from the points where
In jsorne homes
the 3-ible on a
c e n te r table
meanj little more
than s. horse shoe
over ¡the door.
You can do
more! with a pop
gun when using
it right than you
can ¡with a »mus-
ket when using it /ronL 4
You can’t make truth fash by look
ing it in the fact.
Many a man praj s foi grace, when
what he needs is gni it.
Many a fine care er -taas been cut
short by a long tonj gue.
The devil is most like a lion when
he looks most like ¡ 1 3 sheep.
The bravest man is
: tie one who is
scared the worst ai. .d rans the least.
There, is nothing in ¡heaven more
beautiful than the Id fe Christ lived on
Don’t look at youi bankbook to find
out how rich you
~’i lare; Look at the
promises of God.
We can never h ave right views
about redemption a 3 loi>g as we have
wrong views about sinj
St. Paul never wa • oteja line to show
any kind of a sinno \r tLat- he could be
saved by his own i ;ood; werks.
We need more of ithe kind of preach-
Ing that will make 11 sinaer either quit
his meanness or get outof the church.
The man who talk.: S 'tie loudest ¿bout
the hypocrites in 1 he church is' the
one you ’ need to wa ,tch the closest in
a horse trade.
It is hard for the vbrld to believe
that the sinner who irides in a carriage
is made out of the Ba¿e kind of clay
as the one who falls it the ditch.
No sense in running from one
doctor to another. Select the
best one, then stand by him.
Do not delay, but consult him
in time when you are sick.
Ask his opinion of Ayer’s
Cherry Pectoral for coughs
and colds. Then use it or
not, just as he says.
publish, our formula«
We banish alc'ohol
from our: medicines
We urge you to
Always keep a box of Ayer’s. Pills in the
house. Just one pill at bedtime, now and
then, will ward off many an attack «of
biliousness, indigestion, sick headache.
How many years has your doctor known
these pills ? Ask him all about them.
— Made by the J. C. Ayer Co., Lowell, Maa«.
A Crazy .Clock.
Visiting an old mate, who had the
misfortune to be confined in a York-
Bhire asylum, a collier noticed that the
large clock in the reception hall was
ten mintites slow. >•
“That clock is not right,” he exc
“No, lad!” was the lunatic’s* reply.
“That’s why it’s here/’—London Dally
Case of Disappointment.
“Did you ever know a girl; to die for
“Did she just fade away arid die be-
cause some man deserted her?” '
“No, she just took in Washing and
worked herself to death because the
man she loved married her.”—Houston
History as Corrected.
“Why came you so)’late?”, asked Da
HE WAS POLITE,;ANYWAY.
mon. “In another moment I should
have been executed!”.
“I couldn’t find you!” gasped Pyth
ias. “You failed to notify me that a
Johnny, although'of;humble origin, new system of house numbering had
could hardly be said to have “sprung gone into effect!”—Chicago Tribune.
from the soil”—or if he did, the soil
A Quick Finish.
evidently sprang aftej* him. There
“Have you finished enumerating th«
were always traces i of lit on his coun things you want to do?” inquired Mrs;
tenance by the time lie reached Sun Housekeeper.
day school, although itj might be more
The prospective cook admitted that
or less surrounded by the soap-and- she had.
water immaculateness; in which his
“Then perhaps you’ll specify the
mother had started him.
things you can’t do. Then. I can tell
! Admonition, argument or discipline if we can get along together/’
had no power to separate Johnny from
The prospective cook decided rig'ht .
the accompanying dirt; All had proved there that they couldn’t.—Kansas City
unavailing; and so one day his teach Journal.
er determined to try an object lesson.
Case of Fellow Feelin*.
To keep the surprise arid delight of
District Visitor—I’ve just had a let
the class from, spoiling her effort, she
from my son Arthur, saying he
took the other members into her con ter
has won a scholarship. I can’t tell
fidence. Johnny, wiho appeared in the you how pleased I arn.
usual condition* wai therefore the only
Rustiv Party—I can understand yer
he can get the best view would be a one to be surprised wpien the teacher feelin’s, mum. I felt just the same
removed her veil ar d displayed a large when our pig won the medal at the
Uncle Sam and the Dominion of Can black smudge on one dde of her nose agricultural show.—Pearson’s Weekly.
ada dwell too happily as neighbors to and a smaller one on the other. But
have any serious row over the ques Johnny, except for a startled look of
The Doctor—I’ve stood for a good
tion. But' it must be settled, for as sympathy, which he repressed imme many wild and reckless assertions on
long as Niagara’s roar attracts and diately, gave no «vicfence of having your part, but you can’t make me be-
lieve there is a tribe of Indians of Irish
its dancing waters appeal, there will noticed anything unusual. ,
Presently, howevi jr, ’Jhe wily teacher descent.
be suicides to dispose of.
The Professor—That only show»
gave a little shudi ¡er*] looked directly that
you have never heard of the
at johnny, and ptr; ole finger on her Allgone
question remains, What produced the face as if the spot pajned her.
sudden increase of barometric pres “I really feel as if; my face were
may be good,” said the
dirty,” she said, tji a tone of well-
At Koutchino, near 'Moscow, Russia simulated horror, ‘Johnny, is there man with the slouch hat; stopping to
argue with the grocer’s boy, “but I’m
possesses the most complete laboratory anything on my face?’
for researches pertaining to aviation “Yes’m,” replied Jqanny.
“Well, I’ll take ’em,” said thé man
now in existence. The work is under ‘TJgh!” exclaime 1 the teacher. “1 just behind him, picking up the box;
the direction of Mr. Riabouchinsky, knew it. I felt it. ' rlojrid, nasty black “I’m from Ohio.”
and the money was furnished by a smudges! Have they been there all
wealthy Muscovite. It has become the the hour?”
center of much interest since the re “Yes’m,” said Jolbmpr.
21/ ’ “ / t tell me!” exclaim
cent achievements in aerial navigation. “And you . dldn
Here investigations are made of all ed the teacher, reproachfully. “I don’t
“I tried all kinds of blood remedies
questions relating to aerodynamics, and think that’s nice of yo>, Johnny. Now which failed to do me any . good, ¡but I
some remarkable results have been ob I shall be unhappy al day because I have found the right thing at last. My
tained, especially in regard to what is have sat here so loiig with a dirty face was full of pimples and black-heads.
After taking Cascaréis they all left. I ahi
called the “autorotation” of bodies of face. When you liavi a dirty face I continuing
the use of thein and recóm*
certain shapes when placed In currents always tell you as isoori as I notice it.” mending them to my f riends., I feel fine
of air. It has already been made evi “Yes’m,” said Johnny again, “it’s all when I rise in the morning. Hope to
dent that there are many phenomena tight for you to tell me when it’s my have a chance to recommend Cascarete.M
of an unexpected character which, Face; but when iffu yotr face, I guess Fred C. Witten, 76 Rim St., Newark, N. J.
when they have been thoroughly in i’m too polite.”—Youth’s Companion.
Pleasant, Palatable, Potent, Taste Good.
Do Good. Never Sicken, Weaken or Gripe.
vestigated, may materially aid invent
25c, 50c. Never sold in bulk. The genn-
ine tablet stamped C C C. Guaranteed to
ors and engineers in the construction
cure or your money back.
of more effective flying machines.
ting alone in his loom His toes with
the gout were aching, tnd his face was
To Make Sheep Come,
o’erspread with g] oonj, no little ones*
If you cannot get to sleep try
sponge bath thus: Into eight ounces shouts to disturb t im4-from noises the
of alcohol put two of ammonia and bouse was free, in iact, from cellar
two of camphor. Shake thoroughly, to attic ’twas as s 111 as still could be.
To travel East
is. -via the .
and when well mixed add four ounces No medical aid was licking; his serv
of sea salt and enough hot water to fill ants answered hl 3 ring, respectfully
a quart battle. To apply It pour a answered his orders end supplied him
little of the liquid in a shallow dish, with everything, But still there was
.moisten the whole body a little at a something wanted, wMch he could not
time by dipping a small sponge in it. Bommand-^the kindlj words of com
Rub on only very little, then finish passion, the touch 0; a gentle hand,
with a vigorous rubbing with a coarse knd he said, as h s trow grew darker
crash towel. Get into bed, and we’ll and he rang for th( hireling nurse,
insure the quick arrival of “Nature’s “Well, .marriage n ay be a failure, but
quick restorer, balmy sleep.”—Family this is a jolly sight vorse/ ,,
THE S AFE WAY
Oregon Railroad &
NEW FAST TRAINS
His Place in the Progrram.
“Your boy Josh says he is going to
be a wizard of Wall street.”
“Yes,” answered Farmer Corntossel.
“He thinks so. But the chances are
that the regular wizards will use him
as the subject of one of their mysteri
ous disappearance acts;”—Washington
“We’ve hired a red-whiskered con
stable to lie in ambush for the auto*
“What’s the idea?"
“We thought his red whiskers would
kind of »match the fall foliage.”—
A man is lucky not to have
luck than he has.
“Somebody has ilsovered the oldest
Holl in the countrjr/ »
“Sentimental ida, sn’t it?”
“Not wltih me. ' hive to take a new
Äoll home with m< evwy blessed week.'
The dolle at our hone never have a
chance to get oM ’’—Cleveland Plain
Some writer hai said that as a rule
preachers are not wity. Perhaps this
inay be due to the fait that brevity is
lhe soul of wit.
Always rememtir hat your neigh
bors watch you obself, and that your
Neighbors are veiy particular.
Every man m kec a satisfactory
iusband—for a fîev <^ys.
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