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CITY RECEIVES A BOOST
Rev. Elkins Urges Some Things
Upon the Community.
SPEAKS OF OUR RESOURCES
C h ris tia n M in is te r P re a ch e s Enthusias-
S e rm o n , T a k in g fo r H is T h e m e the
B o ostjng o f C o tta g e G ro v e .— L o c a l
ity H as M an y A d van tag es.
The Rev. Mr. Elkins, pastor o f the
Christian church o f this city, delivered
an interesting and logical discourse
with reference to the municipality last
Sunday evening, taking for his theme
“ Boosting Cottage G rove.” That Mr.
Elkins is a “ booster” in the truest
sense o f the word, no one who knows
him w ill deny. He is a booster spirit
ually and materially, and in both he is
accomplishing much good. In boosting
Cottage Grove he read a lesson from
the first Chapter o f Geneses, 26:31, in
which it is pointed out to subdue the
forces o f the earth and develop its re
sources. He said that God had com
manded the first man o f the earth to
do practical work, and also to enjoy the
beautiful things o f the earth. In the
first place, contended the speaker, we
are not only to be practical and do the
things that are necessary, but we are
to develop and enjoy the beautiful.
We have a country in which there are
vast resources and remarkable beauty,
especially in the West. There are many
resources undeveloped, and beauty is
oftim es unappreciated. While we may
be interested in the country as a whole,
as citizens o f Cottage Grove we must
confine our attention and efforts to the
particular plot o f ground upon which
destiny has placed us.
In referring further to Cottage Grove
Mr. Elkins paid tribute to the beauty
o f the situation, and claimed it to be
an exceedingly valuable asset. There
are vast resources to be developed and
men and means are needed to this end.
We are in duty bound, he said, to ap
prise the world o f these resources, and
in this connection he commended judi
cious advertising, quoting the motto,
“ He who tooteth not his own horn, the
same for him shall not be tooted.”
This, he said, applies to a city as well
He referred to the
necessity o f standing together in order
to successfully develop our natural re-
soures. The banker, the merchant and
the farm er should co-operate in this
important work o f developing the high
est and best we have.
In his remarks on developing the
beautiful, Mr. Elkins commended the
Ladies’ Civic League o f Cottage Grove
fo r the good work it has accomplished;
he commented favorably on the efforts
being put forth to secure a good supply
o f pure w ater; he urged the planting o f
shade trees and flow ers; called atten
tion to the dilapidated condition o f
streets and sidewalks, and endeavored
to show how they influenced strangers
in their impressions o f the town. He
urged that rubbish and filth be kept
from streets and alleys.
From an educational standpoint he
pointed out that institutions o f learn
ing are a m ighty influence in bringing
new people into a town, and admonish
ed the citizens not to stint the Board
o f Education, so that the public schools
may have ample equipment. Follow
ing this Mr Elkins dealt with the mor
ality o f the community, seeking a strict
enforcement o f the laws, and urging
the enforcement o f the recall measure.
He further urged that Cottage Grove
continue to keep saloons and gam bling
dens out o f the place, and that the lid
be put on the kindergarten gambling
places which are now flourishing in our
midst. He advocated clean and whole
some entertainment fo r the young peo
ple o f the community, and urged the
patronizing o f the Lyceum course in
stead o f blood and thunder cheap plays.
He wanted, within a few years, a pub
lic library for the benefit o f all classes
o f citizenship.
In closing his discourse Mr. Elkins
pointed out that the eternal progress is
a law o f G od; that God has written in
letters o f fire the word “ forw ard”
across His material universe. C iviliza
tion, he said, is climbing higher and
still higher; and man is destined to
reach an exceedingly high plane o f ex
istence on this beautiful footstool o f
God. L et us keep in vital, personal
touch with the general advancement;
let us step with the great procession —
it is sweeping onward and upward. As
it is necessary to develop the resources
o f the earth, and subdue the forces o f
nature, so it is im perative that man
subdue him self and develop to the ut
most o f his ability the resources o f his
nature. The making o f a livin g is less
important than the making o f a life.
Christ said, “ Man shall not live by
bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out o f the mouth o f God.”
Man must not only be practical, he
must develop and enjoy the beau tifu l;
and especially must he develop the
beautiful in his nature. There are re
sources within our own lives o f which
we have never dreamed. There are
latent powers that would respond to
with a view to purchasing orchard
lands in this vicinity. Mr. Whitney
came from Illinois to Medford a few
years ago and rented an orchard near
He is dissatisfied with
conditions there, and seeks another lo
He remained here several
days, looked at a number o f tracts, and
being well pleased with the outlook it
is probable that he w ill buy and take
up his permanent residence here.
INTERESTS ARE IDENTICAL
M e rc h a n t and F a r m e r S h o u ld L a b o r
to Advance Each O th e r.
There is a unity o f interests between
the farm er and the merchant.
reciprocity begets a social relation that
adds greatly to the strength o f both.
The farm er lays the foundation for
prosperity and business thrift. W ith
out the products o f the soil commercial
interests would dwindle into nothing
ness. On the other hand the merchant
anticipates the wants o f the trade, and
from all parts o f the world secures
every needful thing that goes to sup
ply, enrich and beautify the rural
home, where the farm er is “ monarch
o f all he surveys.”
Few there be, indeed, o f these sturdy
tillers o f the soli, who concentrate
their trade enough, or who through
friendy intercourse become well ac
quainted with the business man, but
who have had emphatic evidence o f the
appreciation o f their patronage. And
why should not this be the case? Their
interests being mutual, their apprecia
tion becomes reciprocal. The farmer
as fully appreciates the accommodating
merchant as the merchant does the
patronage bestowed by the farmer.
We cannot agree that this appreciative
sense in either is a social one. For we
are sure we voice the sentiments o f the
average merchant when we say this
sense o f appreciation o f farm trade is
not based on the mere matter o f dollars
and cents, nor yet altogether for the
friendship formed, but also on account
o f the fact that in his dealing with the
farmers he is brought in closer touch
with the producer which conserves to
a more intelligent planning o f his own
business. This section o f the country,
rich and productive as it is, does not
produce enough to make the agricul
tural interests o f the entire community
a success or failure. Y e t its harvests
are bountiful, and the merchant watch
es the grow ing crop and the prosperous
farmer with more interest than in times
past. Ignorance and superstition have
given way to light and knowledge.
The rural districts have the same facil
ities for keeping abreast o f the times
that the towns and cities possess. The
farmers are in close touch with every
class o f business and professional man.
No class o f tradesmen values this more
highly than the wide-awake merchant.
And he stands ready and w illin g to o f
fe r every inducement to satisfy ihe
farmers that he is worthy o f their pat
ronage and confidence.
farm er is wide-awake to every induce
ment thus offered.
He is disposed to
encourage home trade if the home
merchants show their appreciation o f
valued patronage. The merchant who
does not cater to farm trade loses an
element that w ill greatly lessen his
chance o f success.
Royal N e w s le ts .
Miss Grace Innis made a trip to Eu
gene last week.
Josie Shy lock and Ethel Cox visited
friends at Divide on Saturday.
We have the promise o f having our
school house finished during the rainy
Mr. A. L. Chitwood o f Royal expects
to have his w ife and daughter with him
by next week.
Mr. Chas. Wilson has moved into his
Jim Lynde moved out o f the Haines
place last week.
The Chorus Club meets Saturday and
Tuesday evenings to rehearse the can
tata “ K in g Saul.”
Mr. Claude Wilson was called to town
on business Monday.
L ittle Business T ra n s a c te d .
Probably owing to a counter attrac
tion, the attendance at Monday even
ing’s session o f the Commercial club
was comparatively small, and little
business other than routine was trans
President H. O. Thompson
A communication from T. W. Bir
mingham o f Columbus, Mo., who seeks
a location in the west for the establish
ment o f a m ilitary school, was read,
but no action was taken.
P o ta to e s A gain D e c lin e .
GIVES GOOD PROMISE
Approaching Poultry Show Will
be Grand Success.
ed well-wishes enough to last our
| neighbors until we can get to them in a
| hunch at some future time. An organ-
| ization for the promotion o f the place
: 'v'as effected, and a considerable amount
was subscribed to a “ booster fund.”
AID COMES FROM OUTSIDERS
P ro b a b ly M o re T h a n O n e T ho usand
B ird s W ill ba S h o w n in F o rth c o m in g
E x h ib it.— Eugene and P o rtla n d A re
to Be R e p re s e n te d .
The poultry exhibit to be held in Cot
tage Grove, under the auspices o f the
Calapooia Poultry Association, the sec
ond week in January, promises to be
the most successful show o f the kind
ever held in this section. A meeting
was held at Superintendent C. F. W alk
e r ’s office last night to further arrange
ments for the exhibit, and it was
brought out that from all sources come
enthusiastic letters o f encouragement.
Assurances have been received from
the Eugene Poultry Association that it
would lend material aid, while the
Portland fanciers w ill likewise give
assistance. The Merchants’ Protective
Association o f this city is lending the
show its support, and promises to do
more towards its success than form er
ly, which is considered decidedly liber
al. It is probable that there w ill be
several exhibits from California, com
munications to that effect having been
received by the secretary.
Two years ago, when a show was
held in Cottage Grove, something over
700 birds were on exhibition, among
the number being some magnificent
It is expected that the
forthcoming show w ill outstrip its pre
decessor, both numerically and in point
o f excellence o f the exhibits. H. H.
C ollier o f Tacoma, a well known fan
cier, w ill judge all classes, which is a
guarantee o f a “ square deal.” The
show w ill either be held in some build
ing on Main street or at the Armory,
and w ill cover a period o f three days.
The premium list w ill be issued about
the middle o f November. The officers
o f the association are: F. H. Rosen
berg, president; W. C. Conner, secre
tary ; C.F. Walker, treasurer and super
AMONG THE FARMERS.
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Look Over Our Fall Line
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ot Viking Clothes
You have never seen anything
more handsome in Clothes.
the newest shades and patterns of
fabric’s, every new idea in style
and make. We carry a most com
plete stock o f these goods and
would like to have you come in and
look them over. It is well to be
posted and there is no better way
to learn the latest styles in clothes
than to call and see our line.
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Among which you will find
from the Plainest to the
most Ornate. Solid Quarter
Sawed Oak, Highly Polish-
Saddle Seat. A Great Bar
gain, an Oak Chair with
Carver to match, Paneled
Back, Leather Seat, Fit to
Grace the most elaborately
Finished Dining Room.
“The Furniture Dealers”
G ro ceries
Watch for our Saturday Specials
The Hunting Season
Is Near at Hand
And Nimrods should call early
and supply themselves with
Our Special today and Saturday
is well worth your investigation.
Boys’ Shoes, value, $1,75 for $1.81)
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Friday and Saturday
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Our Regular Special for
O rc h a rd Planted O v e r H a lf C e n tu ry is
B earin g W e ll.— O th e r N o te s .
One mile west o f Cottage Grove, on
the McFarland homestead, there is an
apple orchard o f seven acres that was
planted in 1856, and which is still in
bearing. There were originally about
300 trees, but through carelessness
about fifty are dead or worthless. Dur
ing the 43 years which have elapsed
since the trees were first planted the
orchard has been pruned but once.
There are twenty-two varieties o f ap
ples. The crop this year is the lightest
ever grown on the place, but inasmuch
as the several McFarland fam ilies sup
ply themselves each year and allow
the hogs to have the balance, there is
abundant fruit even this season for
the McFarlands and some for the hogs.
“ W e hear much o f the big prices
paid for Medford pears,” said one well
informed to The Sentinel a day or two
ago, “ but there is nothing to be heard
o f the hundreds o f boxes sold at low
prices. Senator Bourne bought some
pears at $9 per box, but that figure
doesn’t regulate the price by any
means. The pears grown in the W il
lamette valley today are equal in every
way to the Medford pears, and would
demand a like price i f they were
packed in the same shape. The trouble
is, the growers in this valley don’ t put
up their fruit in attrective shape.” In
these remarks there is food for
thought. The growers should make an
effort to compete not only in quality,
but in the manner o f preparing their
fru it for market. It is true, also, that
in most instances apples in this section
are gathered too early. Many o f the
crops here have been picked, while in
the Medford neighborhood picking is
not yet well under way.
Mr. George Schneider, who has a
ranch o f 160 acres nine miles west of
town, was in Cottage Grove on Satur
day and to a representative o f The Sen
tinel told o f a hill o f potatoes on his
place which contained 46 tubers, one-
third o f which number were merchant
able. The largest potato weighed one
This, in many respects, is an ideal
stock country, and there seems to be a
tendency on the part o f several new
comers to engage quite extensively in
dairying. The mild and even climate,
with the adaptability o f the soil for
forage grasses and with the larger
part o f the year producing green feed,
makes it favorable to this industry.
Come to Our Store
Our stock was never more complete. We have
Peters’ goods in great variety. Acknowledged su
perior to anything in the market.
Note these prices:
W e wish to call your at
tention to our line o f Staple
and Fancy Groceries.
W e carry all the leading
brands o f Canned Goods
and Teas, Coffees, and cater
to the best trade by keep
ing our stock
Hunting coats priced
Shot Guns from
$1.50 to $ 5.00
6.00 to 50.00
(All tlic standard grades)
Gun cases, canvas
Better ones at
4.00 to 6.00
Griffin & Veatch Co.
Fresh and lp-to-Date.
Summer Lunch Goods and
Table Delicacies o f all kinds
will be found at this place.
Th e re’s Lots o f Satisfaction
in knowing your house
Johnson & Co.
is equipped with modern
Ii you are
The price o f potatoes took another
drop on Monday. They brought forty-
five cents until Wednesday when the
market again declined to forty cents,
M A I N STR E ET.
where it w ill probably remain station
ary for some time to come. This is in
keeping with outside markets. A fo rt
H o ld G oo d M e e tin g .
night ago the local market was weak
There was an enthusiastic gathering
E C O N O M Y IS W E A L T H
at sixty cents, that price being higher at Creswell last Saturday afternoon,
at that time than buyers elsewhere when Tom Richardson o f the Portland
were p a y in g .________________
Commercial club and others delivered
addresses tending to advance the inter
Bound in W e d lo c k .
On Sunday last, the Rev. Mr. Smith ests o f Oregon in general and Creswell
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officiating, Mr. J. F. Lee and Miss and locality in particular. The Cottage
N ellie E lliott were united in marriage Grove Commercial club hail been e x
OF PORTLAND, OREGON.
at the home o f the bride’s parents in tended an invitation to attend the
Many meeting, but unfortunately it was held I f Y o u D i e , it costs no more than or
friends and acquaintances offer their on Saturday, thus preventing attend linary Life. | f Y O U L IV E , it i- mor«
profitable than Endowment. Life insur
congratulations, and wish the contract ance in a body as otherwise would have ance is a great protection to our families
L o o k in g fo r L an d .
Mr. A. P. W hitney o f Medford was ing parties a happy and prosperous fu
T O M A W B R E Y has the most reason
ever, represented the club, and extend able plan known.
in Cottage Grove the first o f the week ture.
having work of this kind
kind done, we would be
pleased to give you esti
mates on the work and
FOSTER P. PHILLIPS, Plumber
Gasoline Enqine fo r Sale Cheap
T w o H . P., almost new, may l>e seen in operation
at almost any time. Must be sold at once.
at less than halt what it cost
Inquire at T H E SENTINEL office.