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COTTAGE GROVE, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1904.
Thousands of People Come to
Cottage (irovc (0 Celebrate
Hie (Irent National
Early Monday morning every
body was iisitr, prepared to cclc
brote the 12HII1 Anniversary of our
The business houses 'mid tunny
of the residences wcie liaiidsoincly
decorated mid II.ijh floated front
poles throughout the city.
liy nine o'clock the streets were
thronged with people who had come !
front the surrounding tuA'iis ami
country to enjoy the .tth with us.
At to o'clock the street parade
way tit readiness und Marshal of
the day Frank McFnrland, gave
orders for the start. The line o(
march was trout 3rd tercel onto 1
Main, west across the bridge out
Wall Street, rci... :i on Main to the
grove cast if the city, wheie plat-,
form mil seals li.nl been prcpated
for the I'xeicKcH Several thuiinml
people hail gathered to listen to tile
address of Col Million 1
First in line was the Bind, fol-1
lowed by carriage containing Col
Mahou, .speaker of the day. May Jr
Medley, l'rcsidcut ol the day, and
Rev. C. II. A'allocc. Following
came Miss Elfie Stewart in a
chariot drawn by four milk white
The Goddess of I.ilx-rty repre
8 tiled by Miss Lillian Hurt, who
hail been chosen by popular vote
to teptcscut this character, on a
handsome ilo.it, surrounded by her
maids of honor.
Thirteen little ladies on hicylrs
represented the thirteen colonics.
The States were represented by
little girls in white with sashes, on
which was printed the mine of the
State represented. The Eagle Fire
Company in uniform, Citizens in
carriages, Merchant's wagons with
display of wares.
Music by the baud; Mayor Med
lev's address of welcome; Muic;
Invocation by Kev C. II. Wallace;
Music by the Hand; Recitation of
the Declaration of Independence by
Miss Mary Driscoll. who had com
mitted it to memory for this occas
ion; Introduction by President Med
ley of Col Irwin Mahou, Secretary
of the American Mining Congress,
who had come from Portland at
the request of the committee, to
deliver the address of the day.
In his opening remarks the Col com
plimented the President upon his
address of welcome and the settti
ment.sexpresscd;hocd the thoughts
expressed by Rev Wallace would
be remembered; desired that each
parent present would sec to it that
each child would become as familiar
with the Declaration as was the
young lady who bad just recited
it. Mining was ol lasting impor
tance. Had visited many States
of the union and seriously studied
them, but was happy today to
Gar man Hemenway Co.
West Side, ttnkin & ICrislow ISiiilding-.
doll" the plume to the great Slnlc of tur aw S,jrjt cf mlr Independence,
Oregon. i t1L.
convictions that inspired
I lly way of Introduction to the 1 the founders ol our Republic to
lew teuiarks I propose to make combine energy, equity and justice
heic today in tcs)ouse to your lint- with action, no law should find
tering Invitation, will say that the , a place upon our statute books of a
I first session of The American Miu- class nature, or one that would in
' ing Congress was held in the City any manner restrain the freedom, or
of Denver Colorado, July 1807, and infringe upon the guaranteed rights,
that at this session l'tof Geo Knapp, under the constitution of tile United
of Chicago, 111 , presented to our, States, of a law-abiding citizen
then, president, the Hon. I,, limit- from pursuing his legitimate cuds
fotd l'riucc, of Santa I'e, New in life in a legitimate way.
1 Mexico, a gavel made of pieces of All laws should be the under
historic wood. stroyablc bulwarks of all liberty,
The handle was made from the standing between the people anil
ship that cart ied the "Libetty that licentiousness which is the
Hell" around the world 011 Its invader and destroyer of liberty
message ol Irecdoiu; In the head This is a fundamental truth, which
1 were five pieces, the first of which
wns a portion ot a rail split by
Abraham Lincoln; the second was
from the great Charier Oak tree;
the third was ft 0111 Washington's
Home at Ml. Vernon: tlic loiirth
from the elm tree under which
Washington stood when he us-
slimed command of the continental
armies, and the fifth was ftoiu Col-
nrado, taken from the Hag-staff that
was used on the Colorado building
at the World s Columbian Kxposi-
1'rol. Knapp also presented a
heatitilul silk ling made from the
silk grown 111 20 different Mates of
our Union. Ami vmi Ihih-iiii" i-
siding Htiiuug )iu .1 g iiil 1 '. 1
was most active, an I in .si -
fill in making the lir.st m.-,-, . .1
The American Mining Congress the
success it was Mr. Win It Root, ,
now the editor of the "Ilohcniia
July i, 1904 By Col Irwin Mahon, Sec
retary of The American Mining
I do not think that the world can inspired, that world renowned
ofTer a more noble mid interesting document: our Declaration of Amer
sight, than a nntion loyally pre- ican Independence -That iudepen
scrvtng the life mid spitit of its deuce upon which tin nation was
independenee, mid I believe, that built ami rests today, and gave to
the greatest service any man can V. ' f'icnds, this great prolific
render his race, is not that of 10sl fascination State of Ote
philanthropy, but of inspiration. 'gon. 8,1,1 ow protects you in vour
Everything that o;curs in life civil, religious and political rights,
has some meaning in the world's It was individual enterprise that
plan, and it is our duty, to live in conceived, proposed and carried out
the present, mid through I'nst ex- the exploration of the Oregon
perieuce learn tliu true meaning of Country.
cause mid effect. If we would se- ! It was individual enterprise ol
cure legitimate and lasting success Lewis and Clark that prompted
in what we undertake to do, that tbem to undertake the exploration
success that carries with it the love f "'is region, and their daring,
mid confidence of the people, we nerve and individual determination,
must work for it upon the broad 1 that enabled them to pass the win
American platform of equality of terof 1895-6 in a lonely camp,
nil men, granting freely and cheer-
fully to others the same considera-
lion and rights we claim for our
selves. As God fearing, liberty loving
Americans, we should strive: first.
for the maintenance of the people
iu their sovereign rights, to imlus- tinental development, turnttig the
try. nud the pursuit of happiness, eyes of the Host from across the Al
and prosperity, guarding well the latic. Westward, to, and across
road that leads to the solution of the great Pacific Ocean, and in
the two great problems; first, how spired you of this great commoii
to produce wealth; jecond. bow to wealth, to hold in the Queen City
distribute it. That monstrous Portland, in commemoration of
opulence, and monstrous misery ' the Lewis and Clark expedition in
may not become the great comer 9?5 A , grand Exposition and
stone ttnon which the future ban- Oriental Fair.
piccss of this nation will be forced
In the light of such truth, and in
. . .
conformity with the claim that
humanity has upon us, and the let-
Staple h Fancy Grocori
Meats, Lards, Vegetables,
Fruits Etc, Etc.
- FRESH EVERY DAY - -
lies at the very basis of all freedom,
and all sound institutions, and the
man who for one moment consents
that this question admits of argil'
itieut, yields ground that is impre
unable, ami maces himscll on a
common footing with wrong,
damaging himse f and his cause,
It is the unrestricted recognition
of equality in nil that term implies,
under the constitution of the United
Slates and its great foundation, the
Declaration of Indeeudence. mid
'openness of purpose and honesty of
1 action that we find our liberty and
true legitimate success in all our
relations of life. It it openness,
readiness, receptivity, and is dc-
uiauded of us all. Audit was from
such master spirits; as mi Adams,
.1 Jefferson and a Washington, men
who declared and maintained their
independence, that we received
the inspiration that enables us to
day to claim u preponderance 111
the general affairs of the world, that
belongs to the virtual proprietor
ship ofcveu more thn 1 one entire
It was the true recognition of
their individuality, that created the
inspiration, that threw off the
shackles ofoppressiou, and laid tlie
comer stone of the foundation that
4.ooo miles from civilization, 011
'be Oregon side ot the magnificent
And it was the acquisition of
this region, that gave to this nation
its first footing on the Pacific Ocean
opening the way to our great con-
Just one hundred and twenty
eight ears ago today- July 4th,
1776, the representatives of the
thirteen colonies proclaimed liberty
aml wlle ,lle debates were ended
Alodern Woodmen's (ireat Day in
IIL'AD CONSUL TALIIOT.
On July rjth the Mouern Wood
men will hold mi all day open ses
sion in Cottage Grove. Head Con
sul A. R.Talbot and other protni
neut Woodmen will be present.
9:00 a. m. Obstacle Race Free
for all Contestants in this event
must divest themselves after start
ing of hat, coat, vest, collar and
necktie, then through a headless
barrel, returning through the barrel
a-.id rcplacingdivested garments be-
tore rearioearintr in Iront of the
judges' stand. Contestants must ap-
pear at finish dressed complete as
tlicy started. Mrst prize $2, sec -
.,-,c n m Piiinu, t.'ioht t it.ic
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contest a horizontal pole, peeled of
its bark, six feet from the ground,
wiu oe int- piacc 01 couicsi. i lie
victor mist defeat three in succes
sion to win the prize of St.
10:30 a. m. (sharp) to 12 m.
A 1.1. COMKKS.
Wheeler, Harms, McFarland,
Bingham, Johnson, Hollen, Mc
M, v. A
G. Holland, Holland, Crow,
Bennett, Medley, Leonard, Bisby,
Wallace, E. Crow.
12 111. to 1 p. m. Basket dinner
on the grounds. Everybody come
and bring well-filled baskets.
t to 2 p. m Grand street parade
Modem Wood men of America es-
cutting Hon. A. R. Talbot. Head
Consul, M. W. A Instrumental
music. M. W. A. Orchestra; ad-'
dress of welcome Mavf- I S. Med-
ley of Cottage Grove; song, M. W. 01 tlle worId employed, Anglo-
A. quartette; introductory remarks, Saxon 111 America must lose uoue '
Stole Deputv J. W. Simmons; ad- of the qualities which lias for cer.-,
dress of the day. Hon A. R. Tal-1 urles made the race predominant
bot. Head Consul, M. W. A. State1'" the history of the world's trade, '
lecturer M. A. Miller will also be, commerce and manufacture, and I
present. a,n Slad t0 sa" 'bis, the 4th day of
There will be a Bower dance in 'July. 1904. and to the people here
the afternoon and evening. Every-
assembled in the great historic,
body invited to come to the Grove state of Oregon, that in this, as in
and have a good time.
and the result announced, the irou
tongue of "Old Liberty Bell" pro-
claimed liberty throughout all the
lanu unto an ine lnuaDiianis mere-
of, by ringing out the joyful an-
nunciation for more than two hours. I
It announced the proclamation of must have before he can feel that to witness the display of firew irks free milling ore wbicb he has pros
war in 1812; it announced the pro-, the more he exports and the more ' which began abont 9 o'clock andPectet fr- more or less for years.
clamatton of peace in 1815; it rung
for the reception of Lafayette in
1824; and it was rung for the last
time and cracked tolling for the
death of Chief Justice John Mar
shall, on July 8th 1835.
Next to our flag "Old Liberty
Bell" calls to mind the enduring
character ot liberty, self-goverment
and the diffusion of i.olitical power.
It testfiies to the fact that stable foreign trade conducted under the
government must come from the stars and stripes who blush to rea
people themselves, and be adopted lize that the United States cannot
to their peculiar stage of civiliza- send its products beyond the seas
tiou. It is the visible correlative
of the preamble to our Declaration
ol Independence and the idea of a
government of the people "for the
people and by the people" with the
goal of universal suffrage.
"That betl, now hanging spe?h!ei, ilcmt,
Which rung lor Freedom, broke and rung
no more .
Flrok vrlte tho utlrome tidings on 111 tongue,
liroka, tike a heart, wilt. Joy'i excessive
lends wings to tlie life that we may
behold n Republic in which civil
and religious liberty stimulate all
earnest endeavor A Republic in
which every citizen is a sovereign,
but in which 110 one cares to wear
a crown and see a world where
thrones have crumbled, mid where
kings are dust.
A world without the beggar's
outstrectched palm; the miser's
heartless stouey stare; the piteous
wail of want, the livid lips of lies,
the cruel eyes of scorn; a world at '
peace, adorned with every form of
art, with music's myriad voice
thrilled, while lips are rich :
with words ot love and titttb; a
world on which the gibbet'sshadow
does not fall, a world where labor
reaps its full reward."
"Liberty Bell and Old Glory"
are priceless pearls that should
ever glimmer iu the heart and mind
of all loyal Americans like bright
stars, teaching lessons in patriotism
and history. They are the two
sacred souvenirs of American Inde
pendence, handed down to us by
our ancestors; they are the symbols
of our active faith in this Republic
and our love and reverence for
them must never perish. Then let
us here today give rein to our
'' gratitude, for the emblems of n
. nationality that has bridged nil
' space from the Atlantic ocean, to,
and beyond the great Pacific; front
the Northern lakes to the Gulf of
Mexico, nud has made the great
American desert blossom mid bloom
like tlie rose.
Let us keep clean and clear from
all entanglements the enduring
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. 1.1.1111m Willi 1v1111.11 nicv u c nil- 1
rounded. Love them for the loyalty , And I want to say to you here
they inspire in every American "'' '"vv and I wish I could so im
brcast, and the respect, freedom upon you all that you
mid protection they command for ! wol'l(l never forget, and will ever
the interests of this nation nt home mau 11 '"'der its banner of progress,
and abroad, mid no fruit of our that mining, transportation, and
lives will seem sweeter to us, or 1 navigation are more intensely
those who come after us. This American than anything else falling
honor we owe to them, the ideals of , under the legislative power of our
our American Independence, our government.
American Individuality. ' "The Hnglishman says Here's
Their my names, "Old Liberty ,0 8,f.B,1 liri,i!,n' tll(: .nation that
liell and Old Glory" are full of 8ves Its"! to the nations of th:
sUL'L'eston ant memor es: lis"""' ' "c .""
government would lose its enchant
ment without them, and the more
countries, the more men of other
nations, and the more things we
cn tVm rtr -,H "ni.i
Glory" looms up before us, and
the greater becomes our thirst for
, the doctrines it teaches, and our
I desire to preserve it from desecra -
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nun mm wc siu iur uui one iiiui),
and that is, to make a halt, and for
ever rest under its protecting grace-
That "Old Liberty Bell" that
rang out in clarion tones the en-
dearing cry of liberty, welded to -
gether the ties, that bind together
the people of this great American
Republic in their love of liberty,
and that dear old flag, that has
waved so gloriously over this "laud
of the tree, and the home of the
brave," for more than one hundred
years' with its ever increasing
stars, are tlie fountains of sparkling
water from which we should
drink the inspiration, that will
honor and defend, by the sacrifice
of the best of our life's blood, if
"ecci oe, on me aner 01 ireeaom.
that their life and their light may
sI'ine forth with all brilliancy for
all time to come
With our power to produce the
raw material to keep the machinery
a" other tilings, this nation Mas
nowiing 10 asK 111 me iraue 01 uie tattoos in this parade. AUeramus
world but a fair field. ing the people for something like
What the loyal American citizen
hat the loyal American citizen
does want, and what he needs in
reaching the markets of the world
wiwi uis wares, is 10 conuuci uis
foreign trade in American bottoms)
under the American flag. This he
1 ne imports he is building up one ot
the most important industries of
our country. Our Sea power
1 uis is an essential element, 00m
of national securities and national!
greatness. Men of war for a nation
without vessels of commerce is
almost an incongruity. The true
basis of a navy is a merchant marine
Americans who long to see their
As we are going entirely out ol business, we are closing out our entire line
of merchandise at less than regular cost, tor we must get our money out of
them, and by buying now you can get good bargains.
We still have a good stock of Clothing and Underwear to pick from, and
at prices that will suit all. Come and examine them. AHvays willing to
show them if you buy or not.
We are trying to close out as soon as posible therefore selling our entire
line much cheaper than could be bought in any of the larger cities, and just ns
good goods as could be gbt of any merchant in the northwest.
I excepting in some alien craft; who
(object toone great power seques
1 tering the highways of the ocean,
mid who ittsists'that his own coun
' try ought to use mid to have a use
for them such men are not to be
regarded ns mere sentimentalists.
I Their desire is a matter of natural
1 feeline in the interest of the wcl-
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Mill, nil. tLailH.J3, Mill, 111C I1UIIUI
of their country.
"Here's to France, the moon whose
magic rays moves the tides of the
world." Hut Benjamen Franklin
replied: '' Here's to George Wash
ington, the Joshua of America, who
, commanded the Sun and Moon
s,a,ul s"11, a,,d they s''00tt still,
I AI'TKRNOon KXKRCISES
1 a , ti, ,,.,,1.. ,i, ,i:,!
I At 2 o clock under the direction
of Thomas Medley the contest for
prizes began: The first was a hub
and hul rae '
and Eagle hoe '-
-. distance 160
Kattles in 26
yards, won liy tin-
seconds. Then the Eagles gave an
! exhibition wet test, whice was well
The 50 yard dash for boys under
twelve years was won by Leroy
Woods Jr., over a number of con
testants. The prize for the too yard race,
free for all was captured by Horace
Johnny Cooker took the money
jn the greased pole contest.
Iu the tub race in the Coast Fork
there were four contestants, Charley
Martin reached the bridge first and
received the money.
A good deal of amusement was
caused in the egg race, but the
prize fell to John.iy Cooker.
When these contests were over
tie irly everybody repaired to the
grounds to witness the game of
ball between the Draiti and Cottage
q rove teams. While the score was
large there was some fine playing
done and the large crowd enjoyed
the game very much. The score
at the finish was 22 to 12 in favor
0f Cottage Grove,
A little after 5 o'clock the parade
0f the Horribles occured. There
Were some excellent mis-represen-
an hour the judges gave the prize
an hour the judges gave the prize
for the best exhibition to the Wild
Aminal Show by Dave Moselv and
While some were compelled to
eo to their homes, manv remained
I lasted for over two hours, alto-;
aether it was the createst dav in I
ti,e history of Cottage Grove. It!
5000 people upon the streets during
A. B. Wood, manager of the O.
&S. E. railroad, spent last week
at the end of the track and in Bo
hemia. He reports everything pro
gressing satisfactorily, both with
the road matters and at the mines
EAIilN & BRISTOW
(lathered Prom Oolk-mia Alining;
District and the Various
Aiining Camps of Oregon
and Other States.
Uert Hart returned to Bohemia
Richard White left Wednesday,
L. W. IJaker has gone up to
work in the mines.
W. W. Masterson has gone up
to Bohemia to remain; some weeks.
Tlie work of building the new
mill af the Vesuvius is progressing
Kdd Jenks, vice president of the
Bohemia Mine Owners Association,
left for Bohemia to begin work on
the Baltimore group.
E. F. Wallace M. E. of Butte
Montana, after a stay of several
flavs in the cttv. went on tn Hn.
hernia on Wednesday.
! Felix Lawdres who has been
! employed for some months at the
Oregon Securities Company, came
down to enjoy the 4th.
Phil Spong was down from Bo
hemia the first of the week. He
brought samples of very fine look
ing quartz which he took from a
large body recently discovered while
developing his claims. He states
it prospects well in the pan and is a
free milling proposition.
J. S. Brund, who has been work
ing on his claims in Bohemia and
has uncovered considerable ore.
Recently he drove a cross-cut
and cut a parallel vein which
proves to be at least 15 feet wide.
The ore will run from $6 to $8 per
ton and is a free milling ore. Mr.
Brund has put into bis claims a
considerable amount of bis own
money and certainly deserves suc
cess. George Cox one of the stock
holders of the Oregon-Pacific Com
pany in Bohemia, came to the city
Monday. He is in charge of the
property and reports doing consi
derable development work the past
two months. Also says large bodies
of good ore have been exposed in
the various workings. Mr. Cox
says be never saw so much ore ex-
1 posed in any camp with the limited
; amount of development work as
' there is in Bohemia.
1 Al Churchill, secretary of the
Mtue Owners Association of Bo-
! hernia, came down to spend the 4th.
ror some weens ue nas ueen ai
I work ou bis Four Monties group
1 and has found a large shoot of a
While no free gold is seen he states
it shows a nice string of gold tn
the pan. Just prior to coming
down he assisted the Golden Rule
Company in surveying a trail up
Fairview creek which will connect
with the wagon road above. The
trail which will be some three and
one-half miles in length will shorten
the trip up and down the mottntaiu
for foot or horseback travelers a
considerable distance. Mr. Churc
hill returned on Wednesday to con
tinue work on his new find.
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