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GOWDY HOME IS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED BÏ FIRE
COTTAGE GROVE, LANE COUNTY,
OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1924
I JAMES PLASTER BERRIES
AND CHICKENS BECOME |
Thornton Corners, June 16.—(Spe
The Gowdy residence on old south
Pacific Highway, a landmark of the
west side since its erection in 1904,
was completely destroyed by fire
shortly after noon Monday. Tho
fire had gained such headway when
discovered that it was possible to
save only the furniture from the
lower floor and none from the upper
floor. The piano was among the
house was located at the extreme
south edge of the city, it was neces
sary for the fire department to
bring water from a hydrant five
blocks away, and, despite the fact
that the department was at the
fire within three minutes from the
time that the siren sounded, this re
sulted in so much delay that the
flames were beyond control before
a stream could be turned on them.
The department would have arrived
sooner except that the alarm was
turned in merely as from the west
side and a run was made out west
Main street before the smoke could
be seen in the south part of the
city. The motor truck was on the
street ready to go before the siren
had ceased blowing.
A “gooseneck” located within
half a block of the house was firsl
hitched onto but this did not fur
nish a sufficient stream of water
to be of any use. The fire depart
ment did not find it necessary to
use the reserve of water being held
lor emergencies in th? west side
A stiff breeze fanned the flames
and burning embers were scattered
over the city but no fires were
started by them. The burning house
was removed quite a distance from
any other houso or building, so that
the flames were easily confined to
the one building.
Tho Gowdy home was for many
years one of the most pretentions
homes of »he city and was erected
nt a time when the west side was
the principal pert of the city. The
yard had been made pretty with
trees, shrubs and a hedge, all of
which were destroyed by the heat
of the flames.
The family were at dinner when
they heard what seemed to be rain
beating on the roof. When this con
tinned, with no rain to be seen fall
ing outside, an investigation was
made and the entire upper story
was found to be in flames, which
were thought to hnve started fri >
a defective flue. Insurance of
$2000 on the house and $1000 on tho
furniture was carried.
The Gowdys are located tempo
rarily at the home of Mrs. Gowdy’s
daughter. Mrs. D. J. Scholl.
ROYAL ANNES AND BINGS
HEAVY CROP THIS YEAR
The Royal Anne and Bing cherry
crop in Lane county is heavy this
year and the fruit is ripening rapid
ly, according to J. O. Holt, manager
of the Eugene Fruit Growers ’ asso
ciation. He said that these varieties
of cherries will be arriving at the
cannery of tho association this
week and that there will be an un
usually big run this season.
Some of the trees are so heavily
loaded with cherries, said Mr. Holt,
that tho fruit is smaller than usual,
but as a rule the quality is up to
Mr. Holt says that tho Royal
Annes, Bings and the other varieties
that are handled the most are so
plentiful this year that few of the
enrly soft cherries will be taken in.
TWO PLANES ARE COMING
FOR FORE8T FIRE PATROL
Casper Wilcox, of Portland, Travel
ing Salesman, Succumbs Yes
terday to Injuries.
Three automobile accidents, one
of which proved fatal, have been
reported within the past few days
which were said to have resulted
from reckless driving.
Casper Wilcox, traveling salesman
from Portland, was fatally in
jured in an accident Tuesday on tho
highway near the tie plant at La
tham. He said that he attempted
tc stop his car to prevent a col-
lision with a car ahead which had
slowed down without warning, His
car skidded and went into’ the
ditch. Mr. Wileox sustained severe
injuries to his back but Mrs. Wil
eox, who also was in the car, es
caped with only minor bruises. Mr.
Wilcox was taken to a Eugene hos-
pital, where he died yesterday.
Frank Overton's car went into
the ditch near the Bunge service
station Saturday and turned half
way over. The top and windshield
were demolished and one wheel put
out of commission. Mr. Overton
sustained only minor injuries. There
was some difference of opinion as
to whether the car was forced off
the road by an approaching to-iri .t
car or whether the accident was due
to attempting to make the short
turn onto Quincy avenue at too
great a rate of speed.
A horse driven by W. G. / l ea
st stained a fractured foreleg when
struck by a car a few duv-i ago.
Mr. Allen had the injured leg set
and hopes to save his horse.
82 RELATIVES PRESENT AT
ANNUAL VEATCH REUNION
With 82 relatives present the an
nual Veatch reunion held Sunday
at the Veatch pienic grounds east
of the city was among the most en
joyable and most largely attended
of any which have been held. Ten
or a dozen were present who had
never before attended and who were
before known to but a few mem
bers of the clan. The day was
spent socially, the feature being the
basket picnic. Plans were made for
a program for the reunion next
year. A history of the clan is being
prepared by L. F. Wooley, of Eu
gene, Cottage Grove editor of pio
neer days, and a number of letters
ever 100 years of age will be rend
Mrs. D. H. Hemenway and Mrs. J.
T. Smith, both of this city, are
president and secretary for the en-
Two army airplanes from one of
the flying fields in California will
be assigned to the western Oregon
forest fire patrol with Eugene as
their base, according to a telegram
received by the Eugene chamber of
commerce from United States Sena
tor Charles L. McNary. It was not Y. M. C. A BOYS ARE ON
CAMP TRIP UP ROW RIVER
stated in the message just when the
planes would arrive.
Forty-four members of the Y. M.
C. A. Pioneer clubs of Eugene ar
Thieves Leave Rose Bouquet.
Creswell, Ore., June 15.-—Senti rived here Tuesday on their way
mental thieves who entered the up Row river for an outing of two
Treanor store Friday night or Sat weeks. They are in charge of W. P.
urday morning left a bouquet of Walter, boys’ work secretary, but
rosea hanging on the doorknob, the boys have elected their own of
where it was found by Mrs. Treanor ficers from among their number for
when she arrived to open the store their government while in camp and
Saturday morning. A hole had been three medals will be awarded the
cut in the door large enough to boys for most exemplary conduct. A
permit a person to reach inside and menu has been arranged for the en
tire two weeks and the boys will not
operate the lock.
Cash and articles of clothing be allowed to deviate from it. Only
aihounting to about $100 were a small amount of sweets may be
Eugene Recalls One Director
In the school district recall elec
tion held Monday in Eugene, one
of the directors, Mrs. Loomis, was
recalled by a majority of 14. while
M. Elkins, the other against whom
the recall had been invoked, re
tained his position by a majority of
48. The recall election was the re
snlt of contention over the method
employed by the majority of the
board in hiring teacher I.
SHORT PIECE OF HIGHWAY
TO NORTH BEING PAVED
The floor of the highway bridge
north of the city and the short
stretch of highway from the bridge
north to the paving laid »everal
years ago is being paved by one of
tho state’s portable paving plants.
The stretch south of the bridge to
the paving at the north edge of
the city will not be paved for the
present, as the portable outfit takes
on only patching jobs.
Income Tax Payments
The portable outfit is to be used
Salem, Ore., June 14.—On account for paving the McVeigh overhead
of litigation pending in the courts south of Eugene. This work will
to test the state income atx act. the start at once.
second installment payments, which
are due under the act June 2C. may
Traffic Officer Get» 'Em
be deferred until July
N. J Nelson Jr. and E. C. Spray,
ing to announcement of Earl Fisher ! of thj, rjty
finw| of ,12 ,yi in
«tate tax eeiwmtaaioner.
the Creswell police court Monday on
1 charges of exceeding the speed limit
! the dar before while operating cars
within the city limits there.
Kay McCarroll, Pendleton light
heavy cowboy wrestler, found an
equal in Ralph Hand, local middle
weight, whom he met here Friday
night. Despite his advantage iu
weight the Pendleton bulldogger
took but one fall, which feat Hand
duplicated, making a draw of the
The first fall went to McCarroll
with a double wristlock toehold at
the end of one hour, 14 minutes.
Hand took the next with a toehold
in 33 minutes. The match, which
had been somewhat sluggish up to
that point, was fast and furious
during the remaining 13 minutes as
each attempted to work his oppo
nent into a hold that would give
him the match. Hund seemed to be
about to slap on a toehold just as
the gong sounded.
McCarroll is not nearly so fast a
worker as many who have appeared
on the mat here and Hand was sat
isfied to adopt the same pace as the
visitor. Hand demonstrated that he
is not so vulnerable to the head
lock as he has been and McCarroll
was unable to make any of them
stick. Upon several occasions Hand
seemed ot have thrown his oppo
nent into a bad hold when ordered
back onto the mnt, to the edge of
which he had thrown his opponent
in plastering on a bone crusher.
Harry Neet and Bud Riley put
on a 30-minute wrestling prelim
inary that surprised the fans. Some
fast work was done and each of
the men wriggled from dangerous
holds but neither was able to pin
the other to the mat in a manner
to satisfy the referee. Riley is the
older and more experienced of the
two but Neet’s stockiness and ad
vantage in age were sufficient to
make the match about as equal a
one as is likely to be seen here.
Mike Mosby was the third man
in the ring.
Mapy Attend Pioneer Picnic.
A number from here attended the
annual pioneer picnic at pleasant
Hill Saturday. This picnic has been
held every year for 37 years and
each year the attendance is larger.
Those from here who attended were
the R. C. Howard, the John Over-
holser and the John and Harvey
Taylor families, Mr. and Mrs. John
Ashby and their daughters, Mrs.
Leslie Godard, of Corvallis, and
Mrs. Claire Parks, of Eugene, with
her husband; Mrs. Emma Miller,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ashby and their
daughter Miss Hazel, Mr. and Mrs.
P. H. Magee and Mr. and Mrs. G.
Parents of Mrs. Brund Injured.
Cottage Grove Pastor-Pole Vaulter get married twice in a lifetime, but Ray McCarroll and Ralph Hand
a Cottage Grove young couple have
Sails From New York for
not found the feat particularly dif
Matched to Wrestle Again
ficult of performance within the
Night of July 3.
brief period of throe days.
City Takes Action to Guard
Ralph Spearow, pole-vaulting Cot
tage Grove pastor, whose name has
Water Supply While Con
been in the mouths of athletic fans
for several weeks as a probable
struction Work Is ia
competitor in the world’s Olympic
contest at Paris, fulfilled the pre-
GOVERNMENTTO BEAR EXPENSE
Council Believes Prosperity to Re
sult From Big Cut Warrants
The Anderson & Middleton Lum
ber company is making preparations
to commence operations in the for
est reserve upon the contract re
cently entered into with the federal
government requiring the cutting of
40,000,000 a year,
Tho company expects to start
within a week the work of extend
ing its railway up Lnyng creek to
the point of proposed operations.
For a short time the waters of
Layng creek will be so disturbed
by tho throwing of dirt into the
creek that another source of water
supply will be necessary and the
company will start today upon the
construction of a dam and intake
in Prayther creek, where the eity
has had an auxiliary pipe line to
provide sufficient water for irriga
tion. While this work is under wav
the Prayther creek water can not
be used and the city will have to
depend for a week upon the water
taken from Layng creek, which is
sufficient for all purposes except
irrigation and the city council, at
its meeting Monday, ordered irriga
tion discontinued for u week. The
heavy rain since has done away
with any need of water for this
The members of the council felt
that tho prosperity of the city is
so closely ¡inked with the operations
of the Anderson & Middleton com
pany that water users would will-
ingly put up with the week’s re
striction in the use of water. A
number of citizens present at tho
council meeting nt which the action
was taken expressed themselves as
favoring sueh action, which was
necessary to make certain no short
age of water for fire fighting pur
Forestry officials have assured
city officials that when the dam
and intake on Prayther creek are
completed this creek will furnish
all the water that can bo put into
the city’s mains, nnd that the city
will bo in no way inconvenienced
by doing for a few weeks without
the waters of Layng creek.
The Anderson & Middleton com
pany, under its contract with the
government, will bear the expense
of moving the city’s main source
of water supply to Dinner creek
and of providing the lino in Pray
ther creek now under construction.
The cost, of this work will be de
ducted from the purchase price of
logs, so I t^t. eventually tho entire
amount w vNr have been refunded by
Mrs. Andrew Brund and children
left Saturday for Halsey to be with
Mrs. Brand’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. 8. Marsters, who were severely
injured in an auto accident the lat
ter part of last week. From word
received here it seemed that the
car skidded and went into the
ditch near Albany whilo the Mar
sters were on their way to Salem
to attend the commencement exer
cises of the Willamette college,
from which their son Lyman was to
graduate. Mrs. Marsters sustained
a fracture of the collar bone and | MRS. MARTHA J. KAYSER I
TAKES UPON SELF CARE
was unconscious for some time. Mr.
OF 73-YEAKOLD ORPHAN
Marsters received cuts on his head
and the driver of the car sustained
several fractured ribs.
Mrs. Martha J. Kayser, former
resident of this city, was one of
tho principals in a wedding last
Powell Reunion Sunday.
Sunday is the date for the an week which made her the bride of
nval reunion of the Powell Memorial William H. Wheeler, owner and
society, which will be held this year publisher of the Halsey Enterprise.
at the home of Mr. and Mr». Lin Mr. Wheelor has passed his seventy-
coin Taylor on Coast fork. The third milestone, while the bride
program for the day was published admits that she is his junior.
Mrs. Kayser was the widow of
a week ago. Indication» are that
the attendance will be one of the W. T. Kayser, who died hero some
years ago. Mr. Wheeler had been
largest in the history of the so-
a widower for several years. The
bride lived here for some time af
ter Mr. Kayser'» death, later in
E. E. Rorapaugh Dies.
and for lour years at Red-
Elmer E. Rorapaugh, of Eugene, Eugene,
who was well known here as a rep
In a facetious account of the
resentative of Ralph Schneeloch & wedding which appeared in Mr
Co., Portland bond house, died June Wheelers’ paper, appeared the fol
11. Details ns to the cause of death lowing;
were not given in the funeral no
“Mrs. Martini J. Kayser, herself
tices received here from Schneeloch an orphan and knowing the needs
of such, has charge of an orphan’s
home in the postoffice building.
Revival in Progress.
With the sanction of County Clerk
A protracted revival nieeting is Russell and Rev. Robert Parker, she
being conducted by the Church of on Monday last assumed the care of
the Nazarene in a tent at the corner Willie Wheeler, an orphan who has
of Eighth street and Gibbs avenue. seen but 73 summers and 74 win
A. Wells, of Salem, is in charge ters. Willie is the printer’s devil
and he is being assisted by Mr. and (and everybody else) in the office
Mrs. John Bissel. Miss Mae Bonat, of the Halsey Enterprise.”
soprano, is the soloist.
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Creamery Makes Record
Despite the dry weather and the
supposed lack of pasturage, receipts
of cream at the Cottage Grove
creamery during the month of May
were greater than in any other
month in the history of the institu
tion. The total production of butter
was 11,000 pounds.
Farmers’ Union Locals Meet Today.
A joint meeting of the farmer«’
union locals in the south end of
the county will be held today in
W. O. W. hall. A business session
will be held in the forenoon and i«
the afternoon and a dinner will be
served at noon.
Fems loti Outnumber Males
FRIDAY. THE THIRTEENTH
IS LUCKY FOR COUPLE WHO
WED TWICE IN THREE DAYS
The majority of persons do not
Fire Department Makes Record Run cial.)—James Plaster, a crate of Match Goes to Draw. After Each
chickens and several crates of
Has Secured Fall, Both
But Distance to Water Is
strawberries went hurtling through
the air in a freak accident Wednes
day afternoon on the road between
Mr. Plaster’s place and the eity.
Mr. Plaster miraculously escaped in
jury and so did the chickens but
the berries were not so fortunate.
Mr. Plaster was on the way to
the city with several crates of
strawberries in a horse-drawn rig.
Mr. Ellis, from farther up the Row
river road, was also on his way to
the city. He was driving a motor
car and was carrying a coop of
chickens on the running board. He
overtook the Plaster rig and as he
passed it the chicken coop collided
with the rear wheel of the Plaster
rig with such force that the wagon
was torn asunder and strawberries
and chickens were scattered over
the landscape. Mr. Plaster was
thrown for a distance and fell heav
ily onto the road but escaped with
minor injuries. The horse galloped
wildly away with the front wheels
of the wagon but was soon cap
tured, after which the wagon, ber
ries and chickens were reassembled.
The wagon and berries were consid
MRS 8. E. M KINNEY AT 82 |
YEAR3, ENTERTAINS MANY
AT ANNIVERSARY DINNER
Just to demonstrate that 82 years
is but the prime of life in this fa
vored portion of the famous, fertile,
fruitful Willamette, Mrs. 8. E.
McKinney observ'd the passing of
that milestone in her life Sunday
by getting dinner for 22 guests and
even the groat grandchildren pres
ent were enthusiastic over the qual
ity of tho meal.
A son Frank, of Portland, was
present with hi» wife and their 'wo
’sons and one of the latter brought
with him a wife and one child.
A daughter. Mn, Baril Parker,
of Dexter, was present with her
hn«bnnd and her daughter, Mr«. Ed
Bushnell, of Springfield, the latter
being accompanied by a son.
According to the report of C. E.
Frost, city health officer, for May
females outnumber the males in
this city. During the month seven
For 35 cents a little wantad will
females were born and two died,
while five males were born and sometimes do the work of a $5-a day
dictions of his friends qnd was one
of the party of American athletes
to leave New York Monday for
the French capital. He tied with
three others in the pole vault at
13 feet in the tryouts at Boston
Ray Dodge, O. A, C. flash, was
also in the party and Bill Hayward,
who had accompanied Spearow to
the cast, couldn’t resist tho invita
tion to go to Paris ns a member of
tho coaching squad. Hayward re
ported that both Spearow and
Dodge were in the best of condition
and probably would hang up some
Three other Oregon athletes sur
vived the tryouts and are also on
their way to the big meet. They
lire Robin Reed, tho Oregon Agri
cultural college wrestler; Chester
Newton, Oregon City wrestler, and
Eva Schultz, Oregon Agricultural
college swimmer, who goes ns an
n It ornate.
In the tryouts at Boston Satur-
day three world’s records were
broken, throe were equalled and
Olympic marks wore surpassed in
14 instances, giving good reasons
for Hayward’s belief that some
thing sensational is likely to happen
in the big contest nt Paris.
Mrs. Wiggin Dies at 82 Years.
Mrs. Elizabeth Wiggin, aged 82,
died Sunday at the home of three
of her children, Jay, Charles and
Jennie Wiggin. The funeral was
held Tuesday forenoon from the
chapel, Pastor A. J. Adams, of th»*
Christian ?hurcht officiating. Inter
ment was in the A. F. & A. M.-
I. O. O. F. cemetery.
Elizabeth Boltinghouse was born
at Lafayette, Ind., September 4,
1841, and was married in Iowa Jan
uary 4, 1863, to Dr. Lafayette Wig
gin. They crossed the plains to Ne
vada in 1863, removing a few years
later to California and 40 years ago
to southern Oregon, where the hus
band died 23 years ago. Mrs. Wig
gin had been a resident here since
September last and had boon a resi
dent of Woodburn for 10 years be
The following children survive’
Jay, Charles and Jennie Wiggin,
Mrs. Addie Hallgarth and Mrs.
William Moreloek, Cottage Grove,
and Mrs. May Crouch, Portland.
There are four grandchildren ami
one great grandchild.
Cascade Forester Visits.
Nelson F. Macduff, of Eugene,
who has been for several years su-
pervisor of the Cascade national
forests, mode his first trip to the
Bohemia district this week. The
Fairview lookout, which he wished
to visit, is in the Umpqua reserve
but gives a view of a large part of
the Cascade reserve.
Mr. Macduff was accompanied by
C. B. Neal, of Roseburg, supervisor
of the Umpqua national forests.
To Extend Water at Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Perini are
the couple and both times they were
married to each other. The bride's
name was Stella May Clow and she
is but 16 years of age. This fact
was the reason for tho two wed-
dings. Under the name of Clarke
she was married June 11 by a
justice of the peace at Drain, iu
Douglas county. She swore that she
was 18 years of age.
The parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. E.
Clow, of this city, upon learning of
the elopement, threatened tho con
tracting parties and tho witnesses
with prosecution for perjury, but
finallv gavo their consent to the
marriage provided it should be le
gally consummated. With the con
sent of the parents, a second license
was secured, this time in Lane
county, and the couple were again
married, County Judge Barnard of
ficiating. The second ceremony was
performed on Friday, June 13. but
the happy young couple were of the
opinion that the day and (into were
lucky ones for them.
J. 8. Medley, of Eugene, former
resident of this city, has been se
lected as tho orator for Cottage
Grove’s Fourth of July celebration,
The address of welcome will be by
Mayor Andrew Brund.
Ray McCarroll, who wrestled a
draw with Ralph Hand last Friday
night, hus been selected to meet the
local man for the match advertised
for the evening of July 3.
Other portions of the program
remain as they have been published:
Sunrise salute, parade at 10, short
speaking program at 11, basket din
ner at noon, small sports at city
park at 1, baseball game at 3 be
tween Sellwood and Cottage Grove,
jitney dance all afternoon at tho
armory, plug ugly parade at 7:30,
carnival and street dance beginning
at 8, fireworks from Mount David
II. K. Metcalf will have charge
of the parade and thoso wishing to
enter may make arrangements with
him. A prize of $10 will bo given
for the winner in each division and
there will be n grand prize of $25.
Tho parade will form iu the fol
Eugene band of 25 pieces, patri
otic organizations, fire and police
department, fraternal organizations,
Contrrxts Are to Bo Awarded at social and civic
butchers, grocers and bilkers, gar
Special Meeting of Body to
ages and service stations, dry goods
and clothing, hardware and furni
Be Held Tonight.
ture, comic entries, miscellaneous
entries, privato entries.
Bids were opened Monday night
Tho Goddess of Liberty and Co
by tho city council for the improve lumbia will be selected by the aux
meat with macadam of Ash avenue. iliary of the American Legion.
Woods avenue and north Seventh
street. The bids will be considered
and contracts uwardod at a special FRANKLIN PRINTERS TO
PICNIC HERE SATURDAY
nieeting of the council to bo held
The Franklin printers of tho Wil
Tho following bids were received'
C. M. McNutt—Excavation, 75e lamette valley will be here Satur
for a picnic und business ses
yard; straight curb, 50c foot;
curved curb, 75c foot; class A mac sion to be held on Sharps crook.1
adam, 85c yard; class B, 75c yard; C. B. Neal, supervisor of tho Ump
drain tile, 30c foot; catch basins, qua forest reservo, will give an ad
$20. This bid was on tho basis of dress in which ho will explain tho
sylviculture work of the federal
all or none.
C. E. Mercer— Excavation, $1 government. There will bo other
yard; macadam, 70e yard; drain speakers who will talk on subjects
related to the printing business. Tho
tile, $1.20 foot; catch basins, $20.
Wm. Higgins—Straight curb, 50c picnickers will spend Saturday night
in camp and ninny will remain ovor
foot; curved curb, 50c foot.
until late Sunday.
C. W. Burge ami O. 11 Elliott
Plain curb, 75c foot; curved curb,
8. L. Godard submitted a bid but | BAD CHECK MAN EVOLVES |
on account of its being higher than i NEW METHOD OF GETTING |
WORTHLESS PAPER CASHED |
others asked to have it returned
and given no consideration.
A new method of cashing bad
puper was employed here a few
BRIDGE ASKED AT LONDON;
ROW RIVER ROAD UP AGAIN days ago by a man giving tho namo
of George Bishop, who presented a
cheek to pay room rent for u week
The Coast fork local of the farm at
tho K. K. Mills home. He pre
ers' union has petitioned the county sented the check immediately upon
court for the construction of a engaging the room, receiving $17.50
bridge at the site of the ford of in change. lie failed to roturn to
the Coast fork one mile north of occupy tho room that night und
I^indon, thereby eliminating two did not eat any of tho meals ho
short turns and shortening the road.
engaged at Mrs. Ida Miller's
The same local has also asked that hud
house ucioss tho street
no more “ nipgerhenda ” be used in boarding
from the Mills residence. The man
surfacing this road.
to engage u room
Tho court has also received a pe
Mrs. Miller’s boarding house
tition asking that the Row river ut
but she had none available and
road just east of hero be put over sent
him to tho Mills residence.
Knox hill instead of around it. A
Tho chock was made to George
similar petition was presented to Bishop, was signed by Thomas Hur
the former county court just before ley and was for $20.
the recent work on the present
Tho man was slender, middle-aged
route was started. The petition was
bald headed. Ho made his get
rejected at that time and since then nnd
away before tho spuriousness of
considerable money has been spent tho checX was suspected and noth
in lowering the grade, eliminating ing has been heard of him.
two turns and resurfacing.
Plans are being made by the cem
etery association to pipe water into
tho new portion of the cemetery.
Owners of lots now have to carry
water a considerable distance. Ow
ing to the absence of K. K. Mills,
president of the association, tho re
port of the recent canvass made by
the association is not ready for pub BOYS REPORTED AS TAKING
CHITTEM WITHOUT PERMIT
F. M. Chapman Mill Burns
The F. M. Chapman mill at Di
vide was completely destroyed by
fire Wednesday night of last week,
The lumber was saved but all of
the machinery was destroyed, A
new saw and a new drive belt had
just boon installed. Tho fire was
supposed to have started in the
boiler room. The loss was about
$2500, with no insurance.
Potter & Drury Move Store.
The taking of chittem bark with
out permission on the part of boys
anxious to earn a few dollars dur
ing the summer vacation is reported
by a number of owners of trees liv
ing within easy walking distance
of the city. In some cases the
owners had planned to market the
bark themselves and upon going to
tho trees found that tho bark hud
been removed unbeknown to them.
Chittem bark is just as much a
crop ns grain or vegetables, which
the boys would not think of taking,
and the boys who remove the bark
without permission are just as liable
to nrront an if they had taken any
other product of the land.
The Potter & Drury store, which
formerly was located nt Wicks, has
been divided into two stores, the
main part being moved to Culp,
where Mr. Potter has charge, and
the remainder to Rtijada, where Mr
Drury has charge. These men also NO BOOZE PERMITTED TO
have charge of the cook houses at
REACH SOLDIERS IN CAMP
No boon is being permitted to
reach the soldier« attending encamp
Tennesneeans to Ptcnic.
at Gamp Lewis, according to
The annual Lane county Ten- ment
newspaper re;«>rts from there, and
nessec picnic will be held from 2 the
army of bootleggers who antic!
to 8 p. m. Saturday, June 21, in pated
n good business are reported
Eugene at the rear of Skinner’s as having
left in disgust. General
butte, A basket dinner will be
held at 5 o 'clock The committee White issued orders to arrest on
to court martial
in charge invites all former Ten
any person caught with liquor in
neseeans to be present.
his possession. Dishonorable dis
charge would follow if the court
City Water Is First Clara.
martial should return a verdict of
A report from the state health guilty. If any of tho boys were in
officer on a sample of water from clined to purchase any of the boot
the Cottage Grove water system leg moonshine, the general’s order
shows that it is in the best condi squelched any intent to smuggle
tion it has ever been. Never nt any any into camp.
time during the many years that
the present system has been in op
Weather Report for May.
eration has there been any sickness
The weather report for May, ns
traceable to contamination of the kept by Miss Nellie Htewart, local
cooperative observer, is as follows:
Mean maximum, 71.9; mean mini
mum, 41.3; maximum, 88 on May
Eugene Lions Coming
minimum, 33 on May 2 and 26;
The Eugene I.ions clnb will
here today to join with the local precipitation, .81 of nn inch; clear
Lion« elub in a picnic to be hold days, 27; pertly cloudy, 1; cloudy,
this afternoon nt Cnlnpooyn springs. 3. A thiindiotorni. unusual ....
A baseball game will be the feature to lie worth nidi»''-
of the sporting program.
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FOR FC JR BITS
To make Scnitnel wantadseven
more popular than they now are
all copy received before Tuesday
noon of next week will be accept
ed at 35 words for three issues
for 50 cents. Copy received later
than Tuesday noon will take the
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insertion or three insertions for
Thoro was an old gonzer who
hud a lot of sense; ho started
up in business on one bo no
and eighty cents. Tho dollar
spent for stock and the eighty
for an ad brought him in three
lovely dollars in a day, by dad!
Well, he bought more goods and
a little more space, and ho
played that system with a smile
on his face. The customers
flocked to his two-by-four, and
soon ho had to hustle for a
regular store. Up on the square,
where the people pass, he gobbled
up a corner that was all plate
glass, lie fixed up the windows
with the beat that he had, and
told them all about it in a half
page ad. He soon had ’em
coming, and he never quit, and
he wouldn’t cut down on his ads
one jit. And he’s kept things
humming in tho towu ever
since, and everybody calls him
the Merchant Prince. Homo say
it’s luck, but that’s all bunk;
why, ho was doinir business when
d the geezer
new the way