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C O T T A G E G R O V E , O R E G O N , T H U R S D A Y , A P R IL 4, 1912
Artillery Corph Will Take Outing. Putting in Dry Cleaning Machinery.
April Fool Joke; Death
Mother Called to Telephone for an April Fool Joke
Return» to Find Babe Burned and Writhing in Death
Medical Aid of No Avail
Notire hat been received from heail- I O. K. Woodaori, proprietor o f the
quarter* by the officer* of the Coast Cottage (irove laundry, returned Fri-
Arlillery rorpa that the annual outing day from Portland, where he purchased
of the corpn will he held at Fort S'ev- complete Hteum dry cleaning maehin-
ent, at the mouth of the Columbia, for er> to he inatalled in the laundry, lie
ten daya, Auguat 20 HO. Sixth Co., lu- aaya he will have one o f the mjxt up-
cated at Cottage Crove, has been as to-data plant* in the state in operation
signed to llattery Walker, formerly a in aix week*. Mr. Woodson spent four
part of Mattery Lewis. The battery is weeks receiving instructions as to the
equipped with 10-Inch disappearing operations of the machinery in d if
gun*. Capt. Metcalf reports that all ferent cities of the atate.
the hoys are anxious for the outing and
“ The Shop” where good printing is
done The Sentinel.
are expected to take part.
to her mother’s house, u few rods distance from her
own, to answer the telephone as an April Fool joke, Mrs.
Angelo I’erini o f Divide returned a few minuten later to find her
n n iT
I'd-nionths-old babe dying from burns received during her absence. t l b H I
Suffering terrible and excruciating agony the little tot died within
two hours. The parents of the child who suifered such a terrible
death and the one who caused the tragedy are crazed with grief.
A I K E i J
Unique Experiment Farm
Almond, Figa, Persimmon* and Many other South
ern Fruit* To Be Propagated on Novel Cottage
Grove Farm -$100,000 May Be Spent :: :: :: ::
decided novelty in the way of farms is what the extensive
experiment station to be established here by Felix Currin will
nnilir I\ n i
I i n r n u r c niri/ be- u wil1 hesecure'y fenced and all visitors will be required to
K I N I j D U L L A K l U I V I f c j B A C K re* l8ter’ 80 that ,n case a°y damage is done it can be traced by the
register. The farm, which will be somewhat in the nature of a
park, will be open to everyone, and the object of experiments will
be to give everyone the benefit of all discoveries made.
K t 'O K N K W t H A M S
I * t nti<lt(t«|r «.| HiohiM tiUU Party fur |*tcablet»t
\\ ho W ill Debate at A rm o ry H.itonlay
SOME COLONISTS ARE
The low colonists rates arc bringing
insny settlers to Oregon, although the
traffic is not us heavy as anticipated,
prof,»lily due to the circular sent out
by the Portland Labor Council and
widely published in the Fuat.
Cottage ( irove lias not received as
many aa expected, it heing estimated
that not over fiO have been brought
here liy the low furca. Most of these,
however, have been genuine homeeeek*
era and many o f them have already in
Fred W. Graham, Western industrial
and immigration agent of the Great
Northern Railway, who waa in Port-
Iuin 1 recently, laid that the colonist
movement to the Northwest continue»
at a satisfactory rate.
iliaudvicea from Eastern offices of
the Great Northern indicate that the
movement will lie heavier this year
than last year.
Up to the present time it haa been
retarded by the cold weather in the
Kart and Middle West, hu Maya. Re
port» from Faateru immigration agent*
show tliut Die traffic through the bal
ance o f the acaaon will be heavier.
There ia a great demand for inform»-
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IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
F R IS K Y COLT DUMPS BOYS ON
TH EIR HEADS.
Themselves Unhurt After Acci
dent That Might Have Been
Donald and Dan Wood» narrowly es
caped serious injury in a runaway ac
cident Monday afternoon. They were
taking n colt out to the pasture tied
behind a buggy. In going over the
Southern Pacific tracks at the depot
the colt became frightened and ran up
alongside the buggy ami pulled so hard
on the rope with which it was tethered
that the buggy waa upset, dumping
the hoys out on their heads.
horse pulling the buggy then became
frightened and ran away, Iieing caught
by a farmer anil brought buck to the
The little child had jual gotten out
uf hed and waa playing around the
kitchen while the mother went to
anawer the telephone.
uhaenee the child got hold of a
pitchy «tick of wood and poked it Into
the fire, the pitch dropping off onto
Ida riightilreaa, which waa hurried en
tirely < ff of him. inflicting terrible
The only other person in the houac
at the time o f the accident wa* the
chiid'a three-year old brother.
mother wa* not gone over five minute*,
hut when ahe returned she found the
child acreaming in it« death agony.
Tiie mother gathered the little burnt
laxly in her arm* and ran with it to
her mother** home. Medical aid waa
called from here, hut nothing could
he done to aave the hahe'a life.
The funeral waa held Tueaday after
noon, interment iieing made in the
Divide cemetery. Moat of tnc reigh-
lair* were at the cemetery to expreaa
their sympathy and after a few words
had been a|x>ken by D. I’erini, great
uncle o f the baby, the grave waa
completely covered with bunchea of
flower* and wreaths.
The parents are heart broken, MS
alan the person responsible for the sad
April Fool joke.
Farmers All Had Cash.
D. H. Hemenway Disposes of Small Higher Priced Skirt Delivered by
Part of Old Shields Donation
Mistake of Clerk; Woman Is
Claim at Unusually A t
Too Conscientious to
Fight and one-half acres in the I.un-
den* addition, aitout one-half mile from
the renter of the city, brought $10,000
last week. D. H. Hemenway waa the
aeller and Brooks Brothers of Portland
There are no improvement* of any
kind on the property except a fence
The land ia a part of the old Shield*
donation claim and the Shields house
formerly stood on this piece o f the
property, which i* juat east and south
of Knox Hill. The old claim consisted
of 320 acres. Sold at the same price
as this small piece, the entire claim
would have brought something like
Mr. Hemenway has locsted at Hills
boro. Mrs. Hemenway will leave Fri-
j day to join him. She may return in a
1 month c r so for their household goods.
Because a woman knew what price a
certain skirt was advertised for in The
Sentinel, Umphrey & Mackin saved a
Mr. Currin recently purchased 13
acre« o f land on Knox hill with the
avowed purpose o f turning it into the
unique experiment station and park
spoken of. He already haa 50 different
kinds of grapes and 400 varieties of
roses being prepared for planting. In
return for samples o f Cottage Grove
grain the United States Government
has agreed to furnish Mr. Currin any
thing he wants in the tree line for e x
perimental jwork. Almond, fig, walnut
and persimmon trees will be planted
this year, and the work will be great
ly enlarged as time goes on. It is
probable that experiments will be
made with grain next year, and Mr.
Currin will follow up on this tract of
land the great work he haa done with
grains on his Walnut Avenue Farm.
A woman read the ad. aixjut heather-
bloom sk’ rts and told her husband to
get her one when he was doing his
He follower! in
structions, but when he got home his
wife said, “ A’ hy, you've got the skirt
The government in offering to trade
advertised in The Sentinel at a dollar
more than you paid ." The clerk had trees for seed grain said that the Wil
made a mistake and givyn him the lamette grain contains superior quali
ties that can not be secured anywhere
Accordingly the good husband took else.
P E U X C U R R IN
W h o W ill H s U b lifh N o v e l K x p erira en t
Station and Pa rk
Many of the trees now on the land
the skirt hark, explained the miatake
be left there and be trimmed up
and got the rignt one. The mistake
for park purposes, Mr. Currin’ s idea
had not been discovered.
being to make the place one where i
Umphrey & Mackin saved a dollar,
families can go and spend a whole day
the purchaser has a free conscience— i
rusticating if they wish. The place |
ami it is proven that people do read
will be made as inviting as possible for j
those who wish to spend their tim e'
A mass meeting o f T a ft Republicans
There are two flo w in g 1 has been called to take place at the
springs ideally located for camping City Hall Monday to form an organiza
tion for the balance o f the campaign.
T a ft clubs have been organized all
Mr. Currin has made the statement
that he contemplates spending as high over the state and bis Cottage Grove
On Monday morning the local post- as $50,000 or $100,000 on the place in friends feel that they should get in line
at once, as the primaries are very
offlfce became a station o f the U. S. the course o f time.
Postal Savings Hank system, but that
A ll interested in the success o f T a ft
fact did not create much excitement.
are urged to be present.
Up to last night but one deposit had
TO ORGANIZE TAFT
Old clean rags wanted at this office.
WILL ISSUE BOOSTER NOT MUCH INTEREST
W. C. Billings held a successful sale
of chattels at Lorane Saturday, dis
posing of everything put up. He took
■ long blank mortgages and notes, hut
A special magazine booster edition
had no use for them. All the purchas
The Sentinel is under course of
ers paid in cash.
! preparation and will he issued in about
ten days. The editorial work is being
1 done by W. C. Bingham, a writer se
cured by The Sentinel because o f hi* been made. That was by J. W. Grant,
DOUGLAS COUNTY DUBIOUS OF long experience in getting out edition* one o f the publishers of The Sentinel.
; of this kind. He just completed be To see a newspaperman depositing
HUM PHREYS’ STORIES.
fore coming here a creditable edition money probably led others to believe
for the Albany I>emocrat. Mr. Bing- that they had better hang onto theirs.
Investigation by Yoncalla Citizens ham ia enraptured with the Cottnge At any rate the fact that the postal
Shows Man Died of Strangula-
Grove country and promises that the hank is not getting much money seems
magazine edition will be one which to indicate that people are satisfied
tion Through Disease.
any resident will be pleased to send to with the local banka.
: anyone whom it is desired to interest
That George Humphreys, self-con i in this section of the famous, fertile,
Sentinel want ads. inserted in news
fessed murderer of Mrs. Griffith, did fruitful Willamette.
columns are result getters.
not murder George Datnrosc o f Hay-
hurst Valley, Douglas county, a* stated
by Charles Humphreys in his confes
sion, is now evident, according to a
dispatch from Roseburg.
Investigation on the part o f Yoncalla
cititena who were well acquainted with
Damroae, the dead man, and the
Humphreys, reveals the fart that
George Humphrey* did not sit up with
g/fe Unique Storyo/its Discovery
Darnrose at the time o f the latter'*
illness, and therefore could not have
committed the deed attributed to him
PLA N S FOR. T H E G R EAT
by his brother. Mr. Darnrose passed
NATIONAL CORN SBUWÜT191&
away at his home in Hayhurst Valley
during the forenoon and at the time
was surrounded by severul members
"Just a countryman that's all,” is weather had been good, blit we were a
of his family, as well as a number of the way the grower of this remarkable little late with the harvest. The men
car o f corn, Mr. Fred C. Palin, styles were going through the fields with the
In Yoncalla, however, it ia not himself. Though he is admitted to be wagon in the usual way gathering the
thought unlikely that George Hum one o f the leading corn experts in the corn, and the harvest was a promising
phreys may have spoken to hia brother country-one whose services are great one
concerning Damroae’ » death and that ly in demand as a judge o f corn e x
" W e have a sort of corn show at my
Charles failed to grasp the meaning hibits, Mr. Palin asks for no greater farm all the time, and there is always
and took it fur grunted that George honor or distinction than to be known an award for exceptionally good ears
knew something relative to the cause. as a plain Hoosier farmer and while he o f corn—ears sufficiently true to type
Those well acquainted with Damroae openly professes a reasonable pride in to permit o f their being exhibited.
and conversant with hia last illness the achievement o f growing
the There is a small box on every corn
declare that he died of strangulation famous ear of corn which was ad wagon in which the most perfect ears
caused by a dropsical condition.
judged the most perfect ever grown, are thrown. These, when properly se
EXPLAIN DAMROSE DEATH
This may have led Charles Hum
phreys to infer that his brother George
had strangled Darnrose, as he (Charles
Humphreys) was always considered
| dull during his residence in Yoncalla,
and it was difficult for him to grasp
the meaning of the most simple state
ment. In view of these facts, the citi
zens o f Yoncalla believe that Charles
Humphreys either deliberately lied re-
garding Damroae s death or miaundcr-
stood some statement that might have
The boys declared themselves unhurt
hocn made to him hy hia brother.
and the net damage amounted to brok
Special Meeting of Grange.
The glass in the east show window
o f the Rees Wallace Uo. waa broken in
a peculiar manner Tuesday.
Robinson was turning his wagon
around at thq corner, forgetting about
the long reach on the wagon, which
collided with the window and knocked
it to smithereens.
BIG PRICK FOP SMALL CLOSE UMPHREY
it is without a shadow o f ostentation.
The champion ear of corn was not an
accident. There can be no greater les
son in the value o f careful study and
painstaking selection o f seed and
breeding than the experiences of this
same Palin. The farmer who thinks
he stands a chance to go into his corn
fields and by a piece o f luck pick out
Hn ear w hjch Nature has fashioned
uvcn „lore perfectly and with it wrest
^j,e honors from this Indiana man, can-
better to disabuse his mind of
this fallacious notion than to read the
> story o f Palin and his champion ear.
lected. constitute the seed corn, and
among these more perfect ears we
occasionally tind an ear that we are
willing to exhibit in a contest.
“ On the day the champion ear was
found, 1 was at the house and at dinner
time one of the men brought it in and
laid it, with a number o f other ears,
upon the window sill in the well room
for me to take and put away in the
“ ‘W e ll,’ 1 said, do you think you’ ve
got a good ear there'.’ ’
“ ‘ I t looks to me like a good ear,'
he said, ‘What do you think o f it?’
“ 1 picked it up and looked it over.
‘W e ll,’ 1 said Anally, ‘ 1 think it is the
! most perfect ear o f corn I ever saw.
I t ’s good enough to win the W. K.
Kellogg $1,000 trophy this year at
“ And 1 was confident the moment I
An unusually interesting business
In the flrst place, Palin knows corn.
meeting o f Cottage Grove Grange will I f there were no more proof o f thia
be held Saturday and the master has fact than the bare story o f the devel
requested The Sentinel to say that ] opment and discovery o f the champion
every member ia requested to make a ear, it would be enough. And in proof
special effort to be present at this o f this fact, here ia the story as he told
Tw o or three important it himself:
pieces of business will come up for
" I t waa in November, 1910, and we
were just harvesting our crop. The I
(To be continued next week)
INSTITUTE FOR THE GROVE
TEACHERS TO MEET HERE SAT
Surprised by Quick Service.
“ Some speed” said Frank Woodruff
URDAY, A P R IL 20, 1912.
when he returned from the fire at the
Jack Rice home last week, went into
Lane County Instructors and School the postotfice, got his Sentinel and
found a full account o f the fire that he
Officials W ill Take Part
was just returning from. The fire oc
curred at 12 o ’ clock. A t 1 :00 o ’ clock
The Sentinel was coming off the press
A teachers’ institute will be held in with a full account of the occurrence.
the Cottage Grove high school Satur T o o t ! T o o t !
day, April 20th.
Land Sc Timber Co. Operating.
This meeting is one o f a series held
The Orchard Land & Timber Co. has
during the school year 1911-1912, un
der the direction o f the County School commenced operations at Divide and
Superintendent, assisted by the County is getting out quite a bit o f finished
School Supervisors and local Superin timber out with a light crew.
tendents of Lane County. A ll teachers
“ The Shop’ ’ Where Good Printing is
in the vicinity o f Cottage Grove and
Done -The Sentinel.
in Supervisory District No. 1, are cor
dially invited and expected to attend
and take part in the discussion o f the
Following is the program to be given :
SAYS GROVE ROADS
NOT SO BAD
STATEM ENT BY COUNTY COM-
10 :50- Remarks. H. C. Baughman
County School Superintendent
Consolidation versus division of
Roads Around Cottage Grove Com
rural school districts...
Supt. Earl Kilpatrick, Springfield
pare Quite Favorably With the
Supt. B. S. Wakefield, Creswell
Balance of the 15,000 Miles
The balance of the forenoon will be
taken up in discussion by the
of La*e County Roads.
1:15— Music (two or three numbers)
1:30 -What credit should accredited
high schools giv e for work done
above the eighth grade in rural
Representing high schools—
Principal George Hug, Eugene;
Superintendent H. E. Inlow, Cot
Representing the rural schools -
J. F. Goddard, Dorena; A. K.
Mickey, Junction City, County
2:30— Official record o f grades
made in rural schools........
.............................. Oliver Veatch
Member County Educational Board
2 :40— The need o f co-operation
between the home and
school..............J. D. Baughman,
Thurston County Supervisor
3 :50— Illustrated Talk—
“ Present conditions
Southern L a n e Cou nty
R. C. Andrews, Cottage Grove,
» “ Cottage Grove
kick coming as regards
County Commissioner Pilee while In
the city this week. “ I have been over
most o f the roads in the Cottage Grove
country during the past year, and I
find that piaced alongside the roads
throughout the county roads o f this
section compare quite favorably. Why,
there are roads right out o f Eugene
that are full o f mud holes.”
Mr. Price especially spoke o f the
Moaby Creek road, the north Lorane
road, the London road and the Bohemia
Mountain road as examples o f about
as good roads as will be found any
where in the county.
There are about 15,000 miles o f road
in Lane County already, and the de
mands on the county court for more
new roads and improvements on the
ones already built are tremendous,
making the position o f County Com
missioner a hard proposition to fill with
satisfaction to all concerned.
proposed Beatty road from Walker to
Cottage Grove was mentioned as one
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