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C O TTAG E GROVE, OREGON. TH UR SDAY, M ARCH 14, 1912
PIONEEROF1852 DIES IS PERFORMING
AT AGE OF 82
Hundreds of Copies of Sentinel Are
Sent to the East Every
CROSSED PLAINS W ITH OX TEAM
IN EARLY DAYS.
Joseph Peterson Taylor, Who Took
Up Donation Claim in Willurnette
50’a, Dlea at
Ripe Old Age.
Marly Oregon pioneer, who settled in
the WiHarriott« valley in 1852, died
Saturday at hia homo about seven miles
south o f Gottuge drove. The funeral
waa held Sunday at the Taylor & l.ane
Joseph Peterson Taylor waa born in
Burlington county, New Jersey, July
‘¿7th, IH.'MI. Ilia parents, Henry W
aud Charlotte Taylor, moved to Phila
delphia the same year and lived in the
atate of Pennsylvania for about three
They moved from there to
iliKhland county, Ohio, where they
reaided for eight years; moving from
Ohio to southwestern Missouri.
April l'J. 1852, they started across the
plains with the party known as the
Hazleton train. The trip was accom
plished with the usual suffering and
death of part of the members of the
party. They arrived at Foster, <fre-
gou, September PI, 1852. During the
winter o f 1852-53 Mr. Taylor located
the donation claim where he still re
sided at the time o f his death. He
was the oldest in the family o f ten
children, three of whom are still liv
ing : Jeremiah Taylor, Mrs. Jane Ga-
routte and Mrs. Mary K. White. He
enlisted in the Rogue River Indian
war in 1855 and took part in the battles
o f Cow Creek and Rig Meadows. He
was married December '¿4. 1858, to
Mary AngePne Small, a native of
Georgia, who crossed the plains with
her parents, Harvey and Narcissa
The llrst cure of n newspaper is to
advertise its home community. That
renders nf The Sentinel believe that it
la doing this work well Is evidenced by
the number of copies that are sent
every week to eastern friends. Neiirlv
llfty extru copies ure secured every
week ut The Sentinel office for this
pur|>ose. Seventy-five were sold one
week recently, and there is no telling
how many of those mailed to suhsrrih-
era are sent uwuy after being read.
That there are a large number there is
That thoae in the east believe The
Sentinel it« a good ad. is evidenced by
the complimentary letters written
hack, several of which have been pub
HANDY GETS $2,250 MAKES VERY QUICK TEAM WILL BE ORGANIZED HAVE BEEN MARRIED
FOR 59 YEARS
Ideal Weather Sunday and Base
Ball Enthusiasts Hold Success
RECEIVED AT J. H. CHAMBERS GROCERY ORDERS
M ILL RECENTLY.
IN JIG TIM E.
Sued for $50,000, but Jury Cut« Grocery Wagon Tries to Climb a
Much Expert and
duced in the Case.
Tree, With Diastrous Results to
The Load.— Rig Demolished; No
One Hurt in the Accident.
In his suit for $50,000 damages for
peculiar peraonal injuries alleged to
have been received at the J. H. Cham
bers sawmill Oct. 4, 1911, when his
clothing became entangled in a roll and
a large patch of skin was torn from
the abdomen, a jury in district court
awarded William H. Handy $2,250.
Defendants asked for ten days’ time
in which to appeal.
" T h e Shop" where good printing is
The case attracted considerable at
done The Sentinel.
tention herause o f the nature o f the
injuries and lasted two days. Much
expert and technical testimony was
introduced and both sides fought hard
Handy claimed that he waa perma
PERJURED W ITNESS IN LAND
properly protect the machinery.
PERSECUTED MAN TO
ERAUD CASE CONFESSES.
Defendants rlaimed that plaintiff
waa not permanently injured and that
Human Interest Story Hangs About if he had been it would have been be
H. H. Hendricks, Eormer Cottage cause of hia own carelessness.
Cottage Grove will have a base ball
team this summer. This decision was
reached at the tryout Sunday and an
organization will he completed thia
week. A meeting will be held Friday
night in the Armory, at which all fans
and enthusiasts are requested to be
Weather conditions were ideal Sun
day arid many candidates for positions
got out to play with the sphere and
hammer it around the diamond. The
tryout demonstrated that there is
plenty o f material right at home for a
cracking good team.
Two challenges for games have al
ready been received from Portland as
a result o f the news of the proposed
organization published in The Sentinel
An unusually quick delivery o f gro
ceries was made at Herman Venske’s
house Monday afternoon when the rig
driven by Arthur Monroe tried toclimb
a tree in Mr. Venske’s yard.
The rig was standing in front of
Ostrander's house when the horses be
came frightened at a baby buggy arid
a'arted off on the run. As the horses
came to Venske's they were again
frightened by lume school children and
turned into the yard, coming up
against a tree as the horses tried to
pass it on opposite sides.
The wagon was badly smashed up
and groceries scattered all around the
Otherwise no damage was
done. No one was in the rig at the
W ILL START BUSINESS ON FIRST
time of the runaway.
DAY OF A P R IL
The accident occurred after 5 o ’clock,
and many good housewives waiting for
groceries for supper were somewhat Local Postal Authorities Receive
POSTAL BANK WILL BE
Classy job printing
Grove School Boy, Victim of Pur-1
Unexpected Orders to Prepare for
Establishment.— Some of the Reg
ulations for Depositors.
A United States Postal Savings bank
V ancouver , W ash ., Macrh 7, 1912
H. H. Hendricks, who lias been under
will be established in Cottage Grove
sentence for years for alleged aubor- j
April 1st. The local authorities unex
CHAS. H A LL, M a n a g e r A r c a d e
nation of perjury, is not guilty, and ;
pectedly received such information this
Cottajfe Grove, Oregon
the tale is one of peculiar human in- i
week, with instructions to prepare
trroat. The witness upon whose testi- !
themselves for taking charge o f the
Dear Friend Chas.— Received copy of your letter head
mony Mr. Hendricks was convicted,
today, and they are certainly "w m e class.” Nobody
now conscience stricken, has confessed
The postal hanks have been more
but Charley Hall would have ever thought of anything
that he was paid for such testimony,
successful than the government at
like that, and I have never seen any better or more
und Hendricks will have lifted the ,
first anticipated and have already done
artistic printing turned out of a New York Shop. Send
cloud that has been on his name since
much in dragging money out o f old
and other hiding places and put
(Continued on page 7.)
at which time a score or more o f citi
ting it into circulation. As the money
zens of Cottage Grove had indictments
is re-deposited in state and national
The letter heads were designed an
staring them in the face.
banks, the postal banks do not in
executed by The Sentinel, ‘ ‘The
H. H. Hendricks was at one time a
terfere with the business o f other
Shop" Where Good Printing is Done
resident of Cottage (¡rove, where he
1 banks, in reality merely acting as a
attended public s c h o o l, worked at farm
government guaranty o f deposits.
Accounts may be opened and depos
EXPLAINED BY STATE SCHOOL 1 labor and earned enough money by
honest toil to attend the University of
its made by any person of the age of
Oregon, from which he became a
10 years or over in his or her own name
graduate. While there he cooked his
and by a married woman in her own
Eulogized an One of the Greatest own meals, his means being too limited
name and free from any interference
Lumber Man Takes Exhibit on Ore Leaving Snow Four Feet Deep,
Victories for Education in History tu afford anything different.
(Continued on page 7.)
gon Excursion Special.
ilia brother, 1>. A. Hendricks, is
Willamette Climate Pleases.
of State of Oregon.
now a resident of this city.
A piece of Cottage Grove fir accom
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Burnett arrived
the Oregon excursion train to Tuesday from Earlham, Iowa, to make
Some o f the criticisms of the county
(Continued on page 7.)
’ Frisco Tuesday, and every member of Cottage Grove their permanent home.
school inspector law were answered
excursion, as well ss many T c s i-1 Mrs. Burnett is, a sister of N. E.
by Stute Superintendent Alderman
dents o f San Francisco, will be made Compton. They have rented a house
during his recent visit here. He says
to realize what a fine quality of wood in the city for the present. They re
the ayatem has been productive of
the Cottage Grove fir is.
port leaving 47 inches of snow in I wa.
wonderful results elsewhere and pre
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The sample was taken along by L. Fences were hidden with the fluffy
dicts that it will prove the same here.
s’ ulf and roads blocaded. The ¡salu
The system wns adopted hut a few
The piece of wood is an especially good brious climate o f the Willamette has
months ago, hut he said that good re
sample ot the average fir o f this sec greatly pleased them.
sults car already he seen.
tion. and was finished by the Cottage
Taking it home to Lane county.
R. C. Von Lehe and Henry Schrepe
County Superintendent Baughman said
of I a ? Seuer, Minn., arrived Monday
A lurge number o f citizens o f the on the colonists fares and are looking
there are 1H0 school districts in the
city were down to see the Oregon over land in the vicinity and visiting
county, and ho found on Inking office
Special go through.
that some of them had not been visited
THE COUNTY SUPERVISOR
COTTAGE GROVE FIR AT FRISCO COLONISTS BEGINNING TO ARRIVE
for eight or nine years. With the tre
mendous amount o f ollicc work it was
a physical impossibility for one man to
attempt to visit the schools.
The county su|iervisors, it was ex
plained, take the place of the county
superintendent as far as viriting the
country schools are concerned, and
school ma'ams in the backwoods no
longer feel that no one ia taking an in
terest in them and their work. In
fact, under this system an attempt is
being made to keep the rural schools
pretty nearly up to the city schools.
Artistic job printing
II II IIK ND K ICK K
U w y v r Aln>ut Whom
WOMEN KNOCK HITCHING POSTS
Have you got something kicking
Can You Read Rapidly?
Jim Craig’s G Minor Cords are in was sick but about a week. Deceased
leaves six children, Lenore, Rynal and around in your way that you want to
Then just time yourself and see how
John Wallace and three small children get rid of? A reader in the Sentinel
long it takes you to read all the live
Women of Cottage Grove have (low
may sell it for you.
news in thia issue o f The Sentinel. er, even though not allowed to vote. I by her second husband.
Every line o f type In the entire eight
The other day while Jim Craig was
pages ia set at home. T o o t ! T o o t ! erecting some hitching posts on one of
the side streets he was approached by
| some of the Indies o f that vicinity, who
interceded with the Honorable Jim to
Macadam Roads Are in Excellent quit the job.
Jim, having a large soft spot in his
Condition for Travel; Others
already large heart for the gentler sex,
just said "God bless you, ladies, to do
your will is food fur my soul" and he
The greatest thing that ever hap- j one surmised the purpose o f the work,
Roads throughout the country are
quit the job like a flea would a dead pened for Cottage Grove, is what the
Such a road would be the greatest
drying up rapidly ami many macadam
dog. He will remove tho already set eoastto cost railroad through the Cala- faetor in the development o f the Cot-
roads are now in an excellent condition
posts as soon as the vibration of his G pooias, which is the latest railroad i tage Grove country that it could possi-
fur travel, especially on high ground.
minor cords subsides.________
rumor, would be. That a representa bly get. Freight rates would he so
People from the country report that
tive from the U. S. Land Office and a reduced that lumber could be put on
Mistake In Announcement.
the sunshine of the last week has done
The recital which will take place at representative o f one o f the greatest the middle western market at a profit
wonders and that a little more o f it
the Christian church on the 22d will railroad ayatema o f the country have in competition with eastern lumber,
will cause dust to fly.
O f course dirt roads on low ground not l>e participated in by Prof. W a t e r - ; been going over several proposed factories would have an outlet, thous
are a long waya from ideal yet, hut house's pupils as was announced. The routes in this vicinity is almost posi ands o f people would have to be put
the writer took a trip up the Moaby recital in which the pupils will take tively known. When making the trip into the country to prepare the forests
Creek road Sunday and a more pleasant part will occur in April. The recital through the mountain wilda they have for the market, produce would be g i v
ride would be hard to imagine. The for the 22d will be an entire organ re- taken with them guides familiar with en an outlet, and these are only a few
roed ahowa plainly what results can be ctial by Prof. Waterhouse, assisted by every foot o f the territory. The work of the things that would contribute to
obtained from the proper kind o f road a chorus choir, A. C. Kinter and Mrs. has been going on for a couple months, the prosperity o f the best little city in
but has been so quietly done that no the famous, fertile, fruitful Willamette.
ROADS ARE DRYING UP
Great Luck Selling Chickens.
Classy job printing—The Sentinel.
Ernest Purvance, who has been ad
W ill Be Interesting Meeting.
vertising ButT Orpingtons in The Sen
Patron-Teachers meeting on
tinel, reports that he has disposed of
chickens faster than he could raise March 22d will be one of nv re than
them and had to refuse orders in order usual interest, and a special effort is
being made to secure the attendance
to save any birds for himself.
o f parents.
Desk blotters for sale.--Sentinel.
Plans for the part the association
take in the industrial educational
Former Resident Dies.
Word was received here this week of work this summer will be matured,
the death of Mrs. Lorene Stockwell at and there will be a discussion in which
Hornbrook, Calif. She was formerly everyone will be invited to take part.
In addition to the formulating o f the
Mrs. Mina Wallace, who lived here
referred to. a program will be
about 15 years ago. Particulars of
death have not been learned, but she rendered.
COAST TO COAST RAILROAD
IS THE VERY LATEST RUMOR
R AY BAKER
Cottage Grove Boy. Sold to Philadelphia.
Farmed to Birmingham
BAKER FARMED TO BIRMINGHAM
Arrives at Practice Ground in Good
MARRIED ON TH IRTE ENTH BUT
HAVE GOOD LUCK.
Probably Longest Married Couple
in Willamette Valley, Celebrate
Anniversary of Marriage.
Married on the 13th day o f March,
1853, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shortridge of
this city have spent 59 happy years
together. A ft e r spending their young
er days in the trials of a pioneer life
they are enjoying old age in peace and
comfort,¡contented as when they took
one another for better or for worse,
with their life work ahead o f them.
Neither o f them were superstitious
when they set the wedding day for the
unlucky day o f the month, and they
have not become so since.
Mr. Shortridge came from Mercer
County, III., in 1851, with the Miller
train, one o f the largest to ever cross
the plains. He went first to California
and stayed there until starved out in
1852, when he came to the Willamette
valley, his home ever since. While in
California he saw salt sell at $16 a
pound and flour at $2 a pound. Only a
few pounds o f each would be sold to
any one person. The poorest kind of a
meal was a dollar. He says there was
no high living in those days.
Mrs. Shortridge was Amelia S.
Adams, o f Louisa County, Iowa, and
came across the plains with her par
ents, long since dead, in 1852, the
family settling near Jefferson. Death
stalked abroad on the plains that year
in every form. One o f the Adams hoys
died of the cholera and was buried in
the Platte valley.
Mr. Shortridge and Miss Adams had
been sweethearts back east and mar-
(Continued on page 7.)
BRINGS DOWN GOLD BRICK
CHAMPION MLLL CATCHING YE L
Manager Hogg Reticent About Giv
ing News Concerning Property, but
Is Well Satisfied With Output.
A $6,000 gold brick was brought
down last week from the West Coast
property oy C. T. Hogg, manager of
The brick was for
warded to the assay office in Seattle.
The West Coast people are one of
the largest operators in the district,
but are at present working only the
Champion mine, from which this brick
was brought. The mill on this proper
ty has been running quite a bit of the
time all winter.
Mr. Hogg is very reticent about
making any statements concerning the
property and the length of time it took
to accumulate the gold for this brick
could not be learned, but it is believed
by those who attempt to keep posted
that another brick was brought down
less than a month ago. Mr. Hogg did,
however, state that he is very well
satisfied with the output o f the proper
When the weather gets so that the
Musick mine can be operated, it is ex
pected that the output from this prop
erty will be greatly increased. The
ore from the Musick is sent to the
Champion mill by an electric tramway.
George A. Dorris, the asparagus
king, was in the city today from hia
farm above Springfield. He reports
that he and bis family had the first
mess o f 1912 asparagus yesterday, but
he does not expect to begin cutting
regularly till about the first o f April.
He thinks the season will be three
weeks earlier this year than last.—
Shape for Work.
i Ray Baker, who was drafted from
Raymond last year by Philadelphia,
has been farmed out to Birmingham.
He writes that he reported for duty
with the latter team Friday in fine
shape for a good season's work. He
says the other members of the team
are a fine bunch of fellows.
Ray Baker is a son o f Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Rice Pays Fine For Attacking
J. H. Raker of this city, and is well
Warren McFarland and
known here because o f his fast work
Chewing Up Ear.
with the local team in 1909, when he
was a favorite with the fans.
Jack Rice, who created a sensation
Baker pitched for the Eugene team
week by the manner in which he
in 1910, and was drafted by the Phila
Warren McFarland, dog tax
delphia team because o f his fast work
last year with Raymond, where he was collector, as reported in The Sentinel,
submitted to artest yesterday, after
known as their crack twirler.
Baker is only 21 yekrs o f age, but being in hiding for over a week and
possesses a phenomenal amount of paid a fine o f $22.50 for assault and
speed. It is likely that he will attract 1 battery. He goes to Eugene today on
notice even in the big league before a county warrant.
McFarland is recovering nicely from
! hia encounter.
Don't forget to get something good
E N V E L O P E S with blank return card
at the market to be held Saturday at
Kerr & Silsby’s store by the ladies of for sale at Sentinel office, 25c per
the Presbyterian church.
COSTS $22.50 FOR FUN