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Volume V I
C O TTAG E GROVE, OREGON, T H U R SD A Y, FEBRUARY 29, 1912
STUDENTS TAK E
FIR ST BANQUET IS GROVE
PART IN CLUB PLAY
BO AR D
BOYS CATCH SQUIRRELS
M ANY RAILROAD
REHEARSALS HAVE ALREADY THINK THEY HAVE SOLVED RE
SU RVEYO R S
Answered in Piquant Manner
Tin* fm-m-MN ami poiiiliMhiua« with
which tuHnta wen* anawereij wnh the
feature of the Hoard of Trade banquet
Tueaduy night, hut nil rcninrkn were
made ill the help-one another spirit,
were mnde with the moat brotherly
feeling and from the point o f helpful-
neaa In a huameaa way the alfair waa
freely pronouneeil the moat aucceaaful
that hna ever been held in the city.
Thu bani|iietera, to the number of
about fill, all luumbera of the Hoard of
'trade anil their ludiea, with the excep
tion o f two who were on the program,
gathered in the Commercial club par
lora and marched to the Hotel Oregon
in a body. A program of toaata fol
lowed what waa pronounced a well pre
pared and well arranged fcant.
The tirat tonal wan, ‘ 'The I’reaa and
tin Mian ion," anawered by Klhcrt Hede.
Ken l urch, preaident of the Hoard
of Trade, followed with an interesting
and amualiiK account o f the "Early
lliatory ol Cottage (»rove."
C, M. Shinn apolie of "Cottay«
(•rove and Itn Future" and freely pre
dicted that the ilevelopmenta of the
next IH montha would l>e surprising.
Mra. N. K. Compton in a talk on
"Woman an a Huameaa Factor" gave
aotne very forcible illualrationa of
what women have already done in
buaineaa circle* and may be expected
to do in the future.
A mire w Hrund made ii few general
BRINGING SETTLERS TO LORANE
J cksc Darling Will Be Here la March
Jenae Darling, of the IlnrliiiK Land
St Timber Co., operating i" the Lorane
valley, will lie here (he latter part of
March with a parly of homeaeeker*.
A. Auld o f Milwaukee hna already
rented a cottage at l.orane and will
arrive here in a few day* to lake poe-
aeaaion. lie ia the former chief engi
neer of the Milwaukee water worka
ayatem and la a type of the claim of
men that are living interested in thia
MAKING NEW RECORD
WONDERFUL PRECOCITY OF COT
TAGE GROVE SOIL.
Rye and Barley Heading Out First
Often Seen in Famous, Fertile,
Three Cottage Grove atudenta at the
llniveraity of Oregon were aucceaaful
eonteatanta for parta in the apring
play to he put on hy the Univeraity
Dramatie club. They are Morn Allie
I’hitlipa, Hugh Currin and Erneat L.
Anderaon. The play that will he put
on ia "C anada," hy Bernard .Shaw, und
rehearaala have already commenced.
Mem lie ra of the club were choaen
from the atudenta at a public tryout.
At the recent regular meeting o f the
club it waa voted to donate one-half of
the proceed« of the annual apring play
to the interacholaatic track meet,
which will take place on the IJniver-
aity trnek May Uth, and In which all
the high achoola o f the atate are in
vited to take part.
Athb-tca representing the various
high achoola are to lie given compli
mentary ticket« to the play.
The liramatic club of the llniveraity
hua been a student organization fur
about three years.
The lirat authentic information that
j can he aaid to in any mariner cant a
. ray of light onto the rnyatery of what
animal ia after the timber on Moaby
creek, waa brought in this week by
Homer and Lynch Currin, sons o f Felix
Currin, who were hunting Saturday in
I timber in the vicinity of the Storey-
They report that there can be no
question but that gray squirrels are
I doing the work. They say they caught
\ the ai.irnala at work, killed two of
them and found them filled with the
In the tract o f timber in which the
boys caught the sqiurrels at work
they say there may lie a hundred trees,
I ranging in size up to two feet in di
I ameter, I hat have been attacked and
the hark skinned off in the same man
ner aa on the trees on the Storey-
Bracher tract, the trees being practi
cally bare from the middle o f the trunk
to the top of the tree.
There are very few who will believe
Things Getting Exciting at Drain. that squirrels could possibly do so
A jack rabbit cauaed a commotion in much damage, but the Currin boys are
the lielda at the eml of Commercial positive their solution o f the mystery
atreet thia city laal Tueaday. He made is correct. Squirrels have never be
a hig tight for hia life, but two men fore been known to attack trees in
und two doga were too much for him. such quantities in this section, but it
may be that the early spring weather
CluH»y job printing
(Continued on page 7.)
Fruitful Willamette Valley.
„ i„r|ie quantity of r>c
on tux Walnut Avenue farm that is
Geo. M. Hawley Out for County headed out. John Trunnell, who was
! in the city a few days ago, «aid he bn«
Cottage Grove ha« got a candldat ! lived here a long time and that this 1 «
for county office Strange aa that may I the lirat year that he haa seen liarley
seem. It la a fact.
^headed out the first of February, hut
Gao. M Hawley ia the man, and he that phenomenon occurred on l.is place
ia a candidate for county commissioner three miles south of here
His initiative petition, have bean eir i Thpri. hl(I)
no harmful frost «.(
Ciliated during the past week.
any kind an far and fruit grower« are
He declares for g'««l road« and beginning to feel that the early hlns-
lie has made hia platform aormi may pull through without any
abort, saying that it is not what a man injury from thia source.
promise*, hut what he docs.
Thi* makes about live candidates for
the office. With the vote badly split
up Cottage Grove mav have some kind
o f a abow,
GROVERS RAISE BIG
Have Good Reason
Cackle About Size of Eggs Pro
duced by Faithful Biddies.
Two eggs weighing clnso to four
ounces each ami produced by Cottage
Grove biddies are on exhibition at The
Commission House. There are several
other large eggs in the collection, but
these two are distinct because of their
One o f the egga weighs three and
aeven-eightha ounces and four grains.
It waa laid by one o f Jamea Lemon'«
The other egg weighs three and
three-fourtha ounces and 25 grains and
waa laid by one o f Bert Richmond's
There is nn more promising upjior-
tunity for the development o f a lucra
tive business than the raising o f poul
try in thia aertion, and there ia no
reason why anyone who ia willing to
work intelligently may not make a
(Continued un page 7.)
Seems To Be
MEN’S ENTERTAINMENT SOON
Will Be an All-Star Performance
and Mirth Provoker.
The much-advertised entertainment
to be given hy the men o f the Metho
dist church will occur March 8th.
The feature will be a mock trial,
which is a mirth-provoker from start
to finish. All parts are taken by men,
even to the female characters.
There will also be a funny monologue
that iB a side-splitter and some excel
lent musical numbers.
Artistic job printing—The Sentinel.
CHILDREN SHOULD DO
THEM TO DO.
Gives Address Tending to Stir Up
Subject of Discussion Denies Inten
tion of Entering
that Vote Is Too Unequally Di
vided to Make It Worth While.
MARSHAL FRANK SNODGRASS
SHE’S H U M D I N G E R
Stranger Says Single Copy of Sentinel Will Immediately
Start at Least One Dissatisfied Easterner
for the Cottage Grove Country
W O R K IN G
Activities W est of Cottage Grove
COTTAGE GROVE'S SUCCESSFUL MAN-GETTER
Prominently Mentioned an ('andidate for Sheriff
Corroborated by Recent
CANDIDACY IS URGED BY EU
Lack o f practice by the local team PRESIDENT IS FAVORITE OF
caused the loss o f the basket ball
game Saturday night to Dallas by
the score o f 2d to 17. The game was n
live, hotly-contested one from start to Roosevelt Has Many Ardent Sup
finish, the first half resulting in a tic,
porters, Especially Among Those
and the visitors won because of supe
Who Have Leaning Away From
rior playing. Thia is the last game tu
tie played hy the home team and the
the Republican Party.
second one Inal this season, the oilier
one being tu Kusehurg.
Taft is the favorite among the busi
ness men of the city, especially among
Mill Will Start Soon.
those o f pronounced utfiliatiuns. Roos
The Orchsrd Land St Timber Co. ha«
evelt, however, bus many ardent sup
a crew of shout 30 men at work com
porters, especially among those who do
pleting preparations to atari up the
not pretend to adhere to strict party
Divide mill the lirat of March.
This information was secured through
a straw vote of the business men taken
by a Sentinel representative.
Roosevelt's announcement that he
would accept the nomination if tend
ered him haa tended to crystallize
sentiment on one aide or the other.
TWO FOUR-OUNCE EGGS ARE
Sup|Hirters o f Roosevelt give as their
renson for surh support that they want
some one that will do things, claiming
Cottage Grove Breeders of Fancy that Taft's administration haa been »
(Continued on page 7.)
Dallas Defeats Cottage Grove.
"There is something for the children
to do, the schools o f Oregon will en
deavor to show them what that some
thing is and inducements will be made
that will tend to get the children
started doing the things that they can
This was the substance o f State Su
perintendent Alderman's address last
Thursday night at the Commercial club
and he also spoke along the same lines
to the school pupils of the city the
The state fair will give a large num
ber o f prizes this year to school chil
dren for the best exhibits o f products
of the soil rsised by themselves and
The Cottage Grove country is innk-
! mg a m-w record tins yenr for precocity
I of (hr soil. Gaina which seeded lliem-
(( ontmued on page 7. t
| «elves from ls«t year's crop are h e g n -
T A T T ir C I'DnUL UAC n t i n i l U TL ' ""'K lo beati out. Felix ( urrin report«
LUI lAbt bKUft HA5 LAnUlUAIt UlMl Uirft.
Mias Allie Phillips, Hugh Currin Fluffy Tailed Nut-Eaters Are Killed
und Erneat L. Anderson, All of
by Currin Lads and Bark Pulp
Members of New Booster Organization Hold Get-Together
Cottage Grove, Are in the Cabt.
Found in the Entrails.
A Cottage Grove man, Marnhal
, Frank Snodgrass, is being urged to
come out after the shrievalty nomina
tion for Lane county, and the peculiar
part of it is that the strongest request
has come from eleven prominent Eu
gene citizens, although friends from
every section of the county are writing
urgent letters telling him that this is
his golden opportunity to get into the
Mr. Snodgrass has a reputation as a
go-get-'er that can not be equalled by
any man in the county, and he is
known to be absolutely fearless in the
performance o f hia duty, as many
transgressors o f the law have good
reason to know.
During the time that Snodgrass has
been marshal o f Cottage Grove he has
captured eleven men that have been
sent to the pen, and five o f these were
gotten at the point o f a gun. So far
he has never failed to capture his man
if he could get any trace whatever o f
Mr. Snodgrass, when interviewed by
a Sentinel representative, denied that
he is a candidate, saying that he felt
that the Eugene vote was so strong
that it waa no use for him to make the
However, his friends believe
that with the encouragement that he
has already received from the county
seat, he can, by the right kind o f solici
tation, be induced to enter the field.
If he should so decide, his friends pre
dict that he will again demonstrate
that he is a go-get-’er from way back,
and that his opponents will be aware
from the very start that there is a
Opposition to Roosevelt centralizes
on the claim that he stultifies himself
by his declaration o f willingness to
accept the nomination after his posi
tive 1908 statement, and that it ia
hardly consistent for such an ardent W A N TS TO K N O W IF REST OF COTTAGE GROVE
advocate o f the "square deal" ns j
KEEPS PACE W IT H SENTINEL
Rooaevelt claims to be to stick a knife
into hia former protege. The third
E u g e n e , O r e g o n , February 19, 1912.
term bugbear was hardly referred to. 1 .
Supporters of Taft |H>int to u record D e a r S e n t i n e l M a n : Yesterday I saw a late Sentinel at the
of legislation secured that Roosevelt
office o f our own Guard, and it was withal so refreshing and so
did not equal during his former admin- ;
istration and could not hojie to equal absolutely entertaining that I immediately coveted four or five
In h new administration. They |a>int copies o f the issue of February 15th to send back to the benighted
to a record o f service well and quietly east. Should I be permitted to send ’em. I am satisfied that each
done that entitles him to the custom copy sent will cause at least one dissatisfied easterner to start im
ary recognition o f a second term.
mediately for Cottage Grove, and if they succeed in getting hy the
One warm friend of Roosevelt says
seventy-odd real estate boomers of old Eugene, it would mean just
he doesn't want him hack again until
after Taft haa served four more years. that many permanently located desirable citizens added to your
Both friends and enemies o f Roose present population. Say does the rest of Cottage Grove keep pace
velt agree that hia failure to land the with the Sentinel ?
Your eastern friends would like to
nomination will he his political death If the devil can spare me the aforementioned copies, send 'em up
know something about the country you
knell. Some o f hia enemies grasp at
and just charge them to Spray.
are living in. Send them a copy of the
thia aa a providential opjiortuiiity to
CHAS. S. BEER.
kill him otT once and for all.
That plans are being developed for
the proposed belt line from Cottage
Grove to the I-orane valley is evi
denced by the activities of surveyors
reported to be working west of the
.city and who keep perfectly quiet
about their mission, whatever it may
i l>e. That surveyors have been working
, in that vicinity thia week seems to be
absolutely certain from reports brought
into the city.
The Sentinel haa received a letter
from one of the men most interested in
the promotion o f such a road, which
leaves little doubt that plans for the
road will be perfected at the earliest
The Sentinel is in correspondence
with parties that have the edge on the
news on this subject, and when there
is anything that can be given out for
publication, it will be given through
the columns o f The Sentinel.
Glad to Get Back.
"There is no place like Cottage
G rove," says Mrs. Martha J. Kayser,
who returned Tueaday from a five
months’ trip in Colorado, Kansas,
Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Old Mexi
co and Cailfornia. She was in Mexico
when hostilities broke out. She says
that everything in the south is very
dry and that great damage will result
to crops and stock unless relief comes
soon in the form o f rain.
MANY HONOR FORMER RESIDENT
Funeral Largely Attended.—Floral
A large concourse o f friends and
former acquaintances attended the
funeral o f Mrs. Jennie Selbrede held
from the M. E. church Sunday, Rev.
' Robt. Sutcliffe officiating. The fioral
offerings were beautiful, many beimr
sent by Montana friends. The body
was laid to rest in the I. O. O. F.
Many were present from
the Eastern Star and I. 0 . O. F.
lodges, o f which deceased was a mem
Jennie Stouffer was born in Mande-
ville, Mo., Sept. 23, 1867. She came
to Cottage Grove with her parents in
1878 and resided here until 1885, when
she married Dr. W. C. Selbrede and
moved to Montana. Two children were
born to Mr. and Mrs. Selbrede, one dy
ing at the age o f two years. A son
Clarence is living. Deceased was an
active worker in the Congregational
church. She died at Redlands, C alif.,
Feb. 16th, following an operation for
P. 0. Candidates on Qui Vive.
Candidates for the local postoffice
appointment anticipate announcement
of the new appointment almoat daily,
and as the prospective appointment
draws nearer, each candidate is get
ting more anxious to know whether or
not he will be the lucky one that will
; pick the coveted plum.
CO. IS SOLD
POWELL-COOPER ARE THE NEW
Hands Friday.— Was Established
Five Years Ago.— Business Has
The clothing firm o f Wheeler-Thomp-
son Co. changed hands last week, the
new owners being W. B. Cooper and
A. S. Powell. This is the business
deal which The Sentinel referred to
last week as pending.
The business will be conducted in the
present stand until the completion o f
the new Cooper building, when it may
be moved there.
The Wheeler-Thompaon Co. waa es
tablished five years ago by F. D.
Wheeler, H. O. Thompson and Lee Roy
Woods. Three years ago Mr. Woods
sold hia interest to J. W. Wilson. All
are prominent citiaena o f the city, as
well as are the new owners.
The former members o f the company
have not yet announced their future
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