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URGE PROMPT ACTION
Interesting G athering of M en
Im bued W ith Civic Pride.
STREETS A N D W A T ER T H E THEMES
C om m ittee A p p oin ted to V is
it the A ld erm an ic B ody
M onday N ex t N ight.
A d ecid ed ly enthusiast!») m eetin g
of the Commercial Club was held on
Monday evening, the especial object
of which v . h - the d iscu ssio n o f two
im p io v e
meats, which have been, a c c o id iu g
to the sense of the gathering, unrea
soriai ly delayed by the u ldeim unic
The attendance upon the
m eetin g was unusually large, I lie i m
portance of the q u estio n for consid-
e ia t io n being vital to the co m m u n ity ,
i t was a iep resen ta tive assemblage of
the boosting elem ent of Cottage
d r o v e , and the m a n ifestation of
aroused in terest in the p r o m cticn of
the c i t y ’s materia' betterment can
not fail to augur for good.
President Thompson, upon calling
the mem bers to order, stated the o b
ject » f the meeting, I. e. : to d iscu ss
the proposed water system and street
paving and the best methods of haud
ling the questions.
Mr. Spray said he had been assured
that if a majority of property owners
ab u ttin g the street favored p a rin g the
mayor and cou n cil would act in ac-
~ rdnuce witli their wishes. Over 80
or cent of the owners, lie said, sign-
• i the p etitio n , yet the o rdinance
roviding for the im provem ent lias
He said tlie mayor
uaiine to favor paving, hut ihat the
irdiuance was defective.
Mr. Kem, in speaking on the sub
jm.i, expressed sn ip ise over e x is tin g
con d itio n s. li e said the people as a
whole favor paving, as does also the
co u n cil, and why tile delay was be
yond liis understanding. A c o m
m ittee bad been appointed to buy a
rock crusher and street roller, be
said, but, no action bad been taken to
that end. i t seemed to the speaker
as though tiie c o u n cil did not wunt
il. Mr. K"Ui urged the club to push
the qu estion d ilig e n t ly , as the m u n i
cip ality is sorely in need of better-
streets and water.
TO T H E W E S T E R N O R E G O N
COTTAGE GROVE. OREGON, FRIDAY. SEPT. 24. 1909
on the L'ttunoi! and ascertain that o r
gan ization 's position. T his p rep osi
tion uiet with the approral of Mr.
Hazeltuli. Messrs. Wnodal d, K p a y ,
Medley, Westbrook, T hompson ana
others further con sid ered the q u es
tion on t h e Hoor, resulting mi the Hp
poliitiiiont of tHr« following com m ittee
for the purpose indicated. President
Thompson being an ex -o fficio m em
Messrs. J. S. Spray, F. if.
P h illip s ind Chris Hazeltou.
Tiie op in ion prevailed
work eonld not lie accom plished this
year, tiie season being fai advanced,
but all were e n th u s ia stica lly in favor
of com p letin g the necessary p r elim in
aries Mint the undertaking
have an early
beginning iu the
THK WATCH QU E STIO N .
The proposeu water system was d i s
cussed more briefly than the pacing
p roposition, yet none tiie less e n t h u s
The subji'ct was in tro
duced l»y President Thompson, who
wanted n report on tiie work as c o n
templated, Hie probable cost of file
system, together with plans, etc.,
without, winch lie cruld not, and
would not, favor its constru ction .
The thought tile whole proposed im
proyemeut should he made plain to
the electors before they were ssked to
vote for tiie bond issue of 8150 000.
Mr. Medley said it would be noces
sary to secure
Mie tig h t-o f way
th in u gh th e property along tiie pro
posed rou te—some ol it might have
to lie c o n d e m n e d - and Miis should tie
done before the qu estion of bonds
was taken up. S om e people might
have water rights that can n ot be im
paired, and all these p o in ts must he
After some further d iscu ssio n , the
c o m m itte e heretofore named was i n
structed to in clu d e the furtherance
of tiie wafer system as one if its
d u ties
This com m ittee will wait upon the
mayor and cou n cil at its tegular s e s
sion ne. i Monday night, and inas
much as many members of the Com
mercial Clnfc will act hs ’’backers”
Uiete is likely to he a large a tt e n d
a n ce of spectators.
con siderable atten tion , and has prov
en the wonderful p ro d u ctiven ess of
the hilt lauds on Ihe How river val
ley. Tiie e x h ib it has as yet uot beeu
surpassed, aud there is little li k e li
hood of its beiug outclassed hy any
rauchei from th is section of the
Willamette valley. Mr. C u rriu takes
great d elight in his farm, but he says
he has too much laud to look after
aud cannot, cu ltivate it as it should
Mr. Felix C u riin this week brought
to Mr. Conley som e very beautiful
piue, royal Hr aud hemlock cones,
from the Bohem ia d istrict. H e also
ob tain ed a magnificent cluster of
N o b le Hr con es which grew at the
very top of the tree
It is a most
beautitul sigh t to gaze upon tiie
glossy products of nature, from a
d istan ce as the sun begins to set.
Many beautiful sig h ts are to be seen
by those who v is it the d istrict at this
season of the year.
OPPOSE EXTRA TAX
M erchants’ L eagu e R eb els
A gain st P roposed Law.
PETITIONS COUNCIL TO KILL BILL
C om m ittee to A p p ea r B efore
C ity Fathers at the N ext
R eg u la r S ession .
The M erchants’ P rotective A s s o c ia
tio n convened at the Commercial
A ssem b ly D ay T om orrow . Club parlors Tuesday’ evening, the
The W om an’s Club will observe primal object, beiug to d iscu ss and
Assembly Day at ttie parlors of the protest as a Dody against the adop
C ommercial C lu b tomorrow after tion by th e m u n icip a l council* of an
noon, and iu all p i o t a b i l i t y tlier ordinance p rovid in g for the le v y in g
will he a good ly atten d an ce
It will of what is kuowu as an o ccupation
hi the first m eetin g of the season, tax. The attendance was large, and
and, according to custom , will lie every in d iv id u a l present attached Ids
spent iu social intercourse. R efresh cogn om en to a p etitio n u rgin g the
OR. FREDERICK A. COOK.
ments w ill be a feature of th s occa co u n c il to kill the b ill, which has
Dr. Frederick A. Cook, l ’enry’s rival in polar explorations, Is forty-four sion, and Mesdamee H. O. T h om p had its second reading.
years of age and a native of Sulilvan county, N. Y. He got his first arctic
Mr. Burkholder, who Hist took the
experience with Henry's expedition! of 181)1-2, at which time he formed a son. D. J. D u H rille, H. H. Veatch
definite plan a s to the best means of reaching the pole. Ills idea w as to and Gillian Goodm an w ill serve. The Uoor after P resid en t Reese had stated
cross the polar sea in midwinter and with as small a party as possible. He clu b has an active m em bership of tiie question , made a lengthy and
went with the Belgian expedition to tiie nntnrctles nnd climbed to the summit tw en ty five.
The regular work for logical argum ent again st the propoe
of Mount McKinley, in Alaska. He has written hooks about both of these the year will begin a fortnight hence. ed tax, ex p la in in g bis und erstan d in g
Mrs. S. E. Blair, formerly a iesi- of au agreement entered into witli
deut of Cottage Grove, met with the c o u n c il last spring, and ch arac
q u ite a seriou s accid en t in Portland terizin g the present move as a broach
last Friday fro or th s effects of which of trust on the part of the city. Tiie
she is under the care of a p h ysician . merchants, he said, are p ayin g thou
She was returning from the fair and just proportion of th e tax, while their
in step p in g from a street car was d on ation s and su b scrip tion s to p u b
M ayor Job and the M unicipal L egislature Favor C onsu m throw to the ground hy a sudden jerk lic aud private u n d ertak in gs exceed
of the vehicle, in ju rin g her left side by far those of any othei class.
m ation of B etterm ents Planned for C ottage G rove.
Mr. H. H. Veatch said Ids k n o w
and shoulder. Mr. Blair is now in
In terview ed on Q u estion s of Im portance.
Cottage Grove g iv in g a tten tion to his ledge of the ord in an ce was lim ite d ,
orchard, but will go to P ortlan d soon but that he understood the tax was
not ju stly prop ortion ed am ong mor
for the winter.
Mayor Job had just returned from itiou on the proposed water works
chants. As au illu stration , a dealer
tiis gold m i n e near Glendale and system, the mayor, with a d isplay of
T o C hange System .
in general merchandise was forced to
seated lii mae' ^ "omfortably at ids enthusiasm , said the qu estion was
Mr. G. A. Newton, sp ecial agent pay a tax on each lin e ol good s e a r
desk there, t
i ; ■
- ‘•'"•«lion. “ So far as 1 for the Pacific T elephone A Telegraph n e d , w hile a dealer in hut one lin e
L adies to C onvene.
m u n icip al me
e tavor the con- company has been in Cottage Grove paid for that p articular lin e only.
The annual state c o n ven tion of the broke in upoi
,er system, and any- this week on business. From him He had no doubt that if the o rdinance
Temperance coner rung tl
want, m yself and The S e n tin e l learns that the company passed it would cause no end of
U n ion will be entertained at Hood tern and str
ready to give them, has
co n clu d ed
arrangements to trouble.
He opposed the measure
Hiver October 5 to 8. Mrs. Eva C. expressed h.u.^^.. . . . . . . . __ .
nts for the people.
change its system here so m etim e also on the ground that it would
Wheeler, S tate Y. Secretary,
and both p rop osition s, and said p relim ia- The mayor has much correspondence after the first of th s new vear, prob mean double taxation. A lo ok at the
Mrs. Hoy Woods will attend from this ary arrangements for both „he c o n and a vast array ot figures on the ably iu February.
The com m on m erch a n t’s exp en se accou n t, he said,
eity , the latter as representative of tem plated im provements were making. subject, from which The S en tin el battery system, wh’ch gives one c e n to see what he annually c o n t i lb u t e s
file local union. They- will leave for
‘‘This is the '«av 1 feel about these gleaned some in te -e stin g aud valua tral by sim p ly rem oving the receiver to roads, churches, libraries, e tc.,
Hood Kiver on Monday. The loeal im p ro v em en ts ,” said Mayor Job, hie information.
from the hook, will be installed. would be surprising, l i e advocated
organization has a m em bership of ‘ ‘yet 1 am o n ly one individual. Get
Mr. \V. J. Roberts, c on su ltin g e n T h is will necessitate the p lacin g of a the ap p o in tm en t of a c o m m ittee to
about, 80, aud meets on the second the water in first aud then pave. The gin eer employed hy Medford for the comm on
m u ltip le s w it c h wait upon the co u n c il and urge it. to
vote down the bill.
and fourth Fridays of each mouth.
sew ers are in the alleys and the water con stru ction of irs water system, was board in the central station.
re-opened mains will have to go through the iu Cottage Grove recently, and in
Mr. Reed, late iu business at Dram
The Cottage Grove exchange at pres
Thursday morning, having been clou streets. N eith er myself, or any mem company
with Aldermen A tk iso n ent lias 003 telenhones, more than where tiie occupation tax is in force,
ed sin ce Monday in order to give the her of the c o u n c il so far as 1 know, and Gawsou went over the grounds to Medford, A shland or Grants Pass, all ex p lain ed how it affected the busi
Attorney Medley aid n o t co n sid er
corps of teachers an op p ortu n ity to want to obstruct paviug. But pav- Gayng Creek, the proposed sou rce of tow ns of larger p opulation.
Five ness interests there, and hoped it
h im self iu a position to in tellig en tly
atteud the Teachers lu s tit u te , held ing contracts caut ot be eutered into the supply
The creek was measured operators are employed at the swltcli- would riot become etfective hero.
d iscu ss the qu estion , inasmuch as he
at tiie co u n ty seat. It was, u n q u es w ithout a good deal of carefull c o n and it. was estim ated rbat there is a hoards.
Mr. Westbrook, of the Oregon Ho
had given the matters little stu d v ,
tion ab ly, the most interesting, i n sideration, for contractors are sharp flow of 8,000,000 gallons of wat*»r
tel, related the exp erience of Hose-
lint before the close o f the session
structive aud profitable m eeting of people. The ordinance that was s u b every twenty four h i n t s at its low c ity to Gondou, a d is ta n ce of twelve burg business
men in co n n ectio n
Ills know ledge of the s itu a tio n was
with th is tax. He said it was unfair
its kind ever held in Dane county. m itted anti passed left ou t some of the est ebb.
q uite satisafcto iy to his listeners.
I'he addresses nnd talk s were of a largest paving contractors on the in work of this character, had s i h- has twelve subscribers,
iu many respects.
For in stance,
He heartily favored p u b lic im p r o v e
high cbaractei, while the attendance coast, which tarred them from b id mitted an estim ate of cost to the
while there he paid the same tax on a
ments, and censured the people for
T erse T ow n T opics.
was much latger than usual.
S u p er ding.
30-room hotel as did a co m p etito r
too, the «piares or oiayor as a so ft of guide to the work,
p erm ittin g the councilumii, the ser
A m eeting of the M e ic h a n t s ’ P r o who had a 75 room hotel.
in ten d en t Barnes and the Cottage street in tersection s, were left to tiie and these figures were carefully gone
vants of the people, to act a gainst
Mr. Woodard, speaking on the s u b
Grove teachers derived no li ttle bene property owners to pave, whereas f he over by Mr. Roberts and ptonounced tectiv e A sso ciation will he held next
their wishes. It the paving ord in an ce
fit from the meeting.
c ity must bear this burden.
a fair estimate. However, the esti Tuesday evening. There is business ject, considered the tax unfair, as
was defective whose fault is it, lie eti
‘‘The first thing to do towards p av mate on 12 inch wooden pipe at 55 of im portance to be transacted, aud did also Mr. Griggs, who urged tin-
qutred. N o t the fault of the people,
i u g , ” co n tin u ed the mayor, ‘‘ will he cents would be very m aterially re P resident Kees urges a full a tt e n d ap p oin tm en t of a co m m ittee in accord
if tiie people elected the m u n icip al
anee with Mr. V eateh ’s suggestion.
The Elks of Cottage Grove of which to get a copy of ordinances from duced, and the c ity would get “ c o r ance.
body to do the people's w ill and it
G. B. S tau d ish Is closin g out his
Mr. 11. O. Thom pson expressed the
Portland, sh ow in g the plans of bed poration rates” on freight, which
failed in tiie promisee, it should he
stock of m erch an d ise at au ction and o p in io n that there was uot, a dissent
a m eetin g th is week to take in itia tory
Then a survey will be necessary to j 000. The estim ate is also based on will move from his present location ing voice against tue protest, which
P resident Thompson said it had steps toward the o ig a n iz a tio n of a
establish a grade, after which an or tw enty miles, whereas the ieugtb of t j a more com m o d iou s b u ild in g near proved co riect, for later when a yeti
been the aim of tiie (hub to keep out club here. The u n in itia ted may riot
tion to the c o u n cil was fram ed, every
dinance, or ordin an ces if necessary, | the lin e will not, in all probability, the bridge.
of p o litics, t u t public im provem ents
The P ro m o tio n D epartment of fhe person present attached his sign tu re
were not a matter of p o litics. All Instituted in any town of less than
good thereto. Mr. Thom pson said there
tio n for b itu iitliic, asphalt, vitrified
For the entire distance 105,000 feet Commercial Club is making
classes—the landowner, the merchant, 5,000 population, and for this reason
progress in p u b licity. Manager C o n was q u estion about c o lle c tin g the tax
ami tiie non-taxpayer— was rep resen t Hie hon es of tiie local E lk s are in the
and oil, and Hassell pavements. Bids estim ate, which at 55 cen ts totals ley says he will soon be caught up sh o u ld it be levied. H e took the
ed ill its
and, he different cities where thsy hold their
will be advertised tor aud when the 858,080.
There are seven m iles of with his letter-w ritin g so that he will alderm anic to d y to task for its posi
thought, tiie ( ’lull hud a perfect right membership. It is pioposed to o r
boulder formations figured have more tim e to devote to looking tion in c ity matters, saying it ignor
to express itself and go on record. ganize a club from th is membership
at 25 cents per foot, or a total of 89,- after c o n d it io n s locally. He got b e ed the wishes of the business men.
Tire C lu b ’s duty was to revive the and furnish su itab le rooms, that
210; 12 miles of dirt 8 feet deep and hind on correspondence ow in g to Hie He did n ot know of the o rdinance
matter of p u b lic im provements. He those wtio wear the ant ers may
Monday n ig h t’s session to secure two feet wide at 15 cents per ru n n in g fact that it was necessary to re-write until after its second reading, and
favored a ction , ana suggested that assemble in fraternal brotherhood.
p ies of the P ortland ordinances foot, or 89,501; 5,280 feet of rock the C om m u n ity Booklet, which will thought the c j u n c i l should publish
tiie Commercial Club frame a set. of A co m m ittee composed of James
its proceed in gs in the newgpajiers for
and I am confident that the paving work at 75 cents per foot, or 88,900; be received in a short time
resolutions, d elin in g its position , Hem enwav, Wm. E audess and L. H.
J. A. Nash, an E ugene stone mason, the inform ation of citizen s.
adopt them and have them published. Gong, now has the matter in charge,
Mr. Burkholder moved that a com
work may he »'ommeneed in the early dam and intake 8800, a grand total of will sue Hosehurg for damages on a c
Mr. Prank Kosenberg moved that a and will report at another m eeting to
cou n t of in juries received hy tailing m itee of five be ap p oin ted to draft a
co m m ittee of three he a ppointed to he held iu the near future.
tb tou gh a broken sidewalk there r tcm onstrauoe against the o rdinance
C on tin u in g Mayor Job sa id : “ P er-i one per cent, and two relief station s
draft resolu tion s; that the commute»'
few days ago.
and tbHt it be signed at th - m eeting.
Buy Fine L ands.
retire, frame the d o cu m en t and re
P resid en t Kees, after the moHon had
R um or Is U n fou n d ed .
Messrs. Davidson and Bailey, of matter of b u yin g a crusher and roller to the above.
port at th is meetlug. Messrs. Kem
been carried u n an im ou sly, appointed
A rumor has been afloat in this
and Van Winkle thought that more St. Joh n s, Oregon, have returned
O. Thompson, D. G riggs., W. C.
if so it ha« been to the c i t y ’s interest, j is about 81,300.per mile. The mayor, c ity to the effect that the train b e
tim e should bo given the co m m ittee; from Indian creek, where they p u r
Joh n son , C. H. Burkholder and II.
tw een here and Portland known as
that file resolutions should be p re chased 820 acres of fine land. They
lig atio n s aggregating approxim ately garding material since tiie estim ate the Cottage Grove local would soon H. Veatch as such com m ittee. The
pared and preeented at a future s e s left for their home on Wednesday
follow in g was presented, adopted and
30,009. By A p ril 1 the taxes will was made, aud says ‘ ‘the work rom- be d isco n tin u ed .
Manager Conley signed ;
sion, when, perhaps, there would lie morning to prepare to move to their
These gentlemen favor
‘ ‘To the H onorable Mayor and
an increased attendance ot c it iz e n s new home.
Indian creek fot dairy pm poses. edness reduced fully two thirds, which less than 870,000, provided there is tiie proper officials of the Boutheru Common C ou n cil: We. the business
interested. Mr. Wheeler said the in
will put us, practically speaking, on s no com b in e Hmong the bidders, as is Pacific, receivin g a reply on T uesday
men and c itizen s of Cottage Grove
v lia tlo n to convene had been contiuod The grass is now knee high aud stock
cash basis, and co n seq u en tly in good j frequently the case
tbat the company had no such i n t e n hereby protest against the levy ol an
to members o f the Club, and there
siiajie. We have accom plished con
occu p ation tax in th is city , and re
being a goodly representation he f a
T * **e
h e C lub’s Exhibit.
sid erab le in the way of im provements
quest your honorable t e d y to g iv e
vored im m ed iate action.
M any L icenses Issued.
th is y»>ar.
We have graoed eight
l '*Hx C u riin , one of the pioneer
.Mr. Medley admonished the gather
More thau a thousand h u n ters’ streets at an exp en se of 85,200, and farmers on Row rivei, came to town
Sim eral A Yandenburg have this this p etitio u due c o n s i d e r a t io n . ”
The p etitio n has been in circula
iug against too hasty a ction; he licenses have been issued this year contracted for the con stru ction of ,,D Monday bringing with him for week moved th eir f u r n itu ie stock
c o u ld n 't see what weight teso h itio n s by Countv Clerk Gee Of those i s s u sewers, now under way, co stiu g 34,- 'lioplay in the Commercial Club rrern the McFarland bu ild in g to the tion du rin g the week and has many
would have: if there is a d esign not ed. ab ou t 21' have been to Warm 000. T h is sewer svstem will covei rooms several ears of White Dent handsome new btewart b u ild in g OD signatures.
to pave on the |>art i f the a u th o rities S p rin g Indian* who came across the oue and a naif m ile « .”
Charles H edrick, who resides nine
corn w*»Ich grew on bis ranch, four Main street. The atoie room was d e
reeoluting would tall upon drat ears.
m ou n tain s in to the valley to pick
THE WATER SYSTEM.
miles east of town. Mr. Carrin re- signed e«i>e<*ially for them, the d i s m iles south of tow n, Is hern for
Mr. F. B. P hillips Irfvon-ii the up- bops and who sp-nd a good deal of
p articulaily medical treatm ent for itieumatism.
When interrogated regarding the ‘"ently in stalled au ex h ib it in the play
p o intaient of a com m ittee to wait up- tim e hunting
His wife accom panies him.
mu Di c i j i al i t y ' s governing b o d y ’s pos- M odem Pharmacy that has attracted adapted to the purpose.
FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS