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Cottage Grove, Lane County, Population 25 oo,
S. P. to Build Great
Machine Shops and
The announcement o f the S. P.
company’s plans meaps that the
fondest dreams o f the optimistic
people o f Springfield are soon to
be realized. It is the intention
o f the Southern Pacific company
to make Springfield the center o f
the greatest system o f car shops
in the state o f Oregon. This
will mean that hundreds and
perhaps thousands o f mechanics
and other laborers will be em
ployed there and it will mean the
building o f a city several times
the size o f the present Spring-
field, which now boasts o f 2500
people within its limits.
Those who have seen the en
gineers’ blue prints o f the plans
o f the company have been sim
ply amazed at the extent o f the
improvements, planned. To use
the words o f one o f these men
< who have been accorded that
the company will
“ have miles and miles o f build
ings and tracks.” If the com
pany purchases all the property
upon which it has taken options,
through its agents, it will own
a total o f 480 acres o f land at
Springfield. All o f this will not
be needed for the improvements
contemplated, but some o f the
land not needed had to be bought
in order to get the whole tract
o f which it was a portion.
The Southern Pacific company
has recently made a second pay
ment upon the property upon
which it has taken options, and
the final payment will be made
at once. It will mean the dis
bursement o f something like
$200,000 in cold cash among the
enough to own property where
the company intends to place its
great system o f terminal tracks
and buildings for engine stalls
Installing New Engine.
The Brown Lumber Co. is in
stalling a fine new Russell en
gine in the planer department o f
their lumber plant in this city.
This new engine is o f the latest
type and o f 150 horsepower.
is a valuable acquisition to the
plant and one o f the many new
planned by the company for
the season. Geo. Lea is install
ing this big new power plant.
A weekly message
cheer— the Leader.
DIG CONTRACT FOR
FIR PILING TIMDER
last week received a California
order for eighty-one carloads o f
fir piling timber in lengths from
45 to 130 feet, which is to t)e de
livered in the next two or three
months. This firm shipped 14
carloads o f split cedar poles re
cently to a Los Angeles con
tractor, representing the largest
single shipment o f this kind from
this place up to that time. This
recent order will furnish employ
ment for a lot o f timbermen and
distribute considerable money in
sticks will require three cars to a
load, owing to the fact that the
longest flat cars are only 41 feet
and 10 inches in length. Cot
tage Grove is becoming famous
for its fine timE)er and lumber
Fine Talk on Birds.
William Rogers Lord, a minis
ter o f the Unitarian church of
Boston, author o f “ A First Book
Upon the Birds o f Oregon and
Washington,” who is now lec
turing on birds and bird life in
addressed a good
sized audience, composed o f men,
women and children, at the high
assembly room Friday
night. The lecture was illustrat
ed and showed not only the nests
o f Oregon birds, and the habits
o f the birds themselves, but
showed the sort o f box nests
that boys and girls construct in
certain parts o f the east in order
to induce birds to build in them.
He said that by the second year
after those boxes had been put
up, experience showed that 90
per cent o f them were occupied.
Rev. Lord dwelled upon the good
which birds do to forests and
fields. He said that they were
especially useful in the forests
by destroying pests in the trees.
He called attention to the pleas
ure derived from the cultivation
o f friendship with birds.
Sold Two Fine Autos.
Frank J. Hickey, o f the Nes
mith Auto Co., sold two fine five
passenger Overland touring ears
last week, one to Dave McFar
land and the other to Herbert
Eakin. These autos are equipped
with electric self starters, elec
tric lights and all modern im
provements, and that the Over
land is among the very best cars
on the market at a moderate
price is evident from the fact
that the government agents, af
ter testing all makes o f autos for
the parcels post service, selected
ten Overlands in its first order
for one hundred autos.
J: A. Shaw and family, of
Aulton, Colorado, came in Fri
good day and went to Saginaw to
make their home.—Guard.
Lumbering, Mining, Dairying. Fruit Growing and General Farming Section
COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON, TUESDAY. APRIL 2*2, 1913
South of Portland 144 Miles,
DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT
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27-in. Voile, floral designs, in exclusive patterns, each______ $2.45
27-in. Ratine, plain atnl stripes______________ ______________ ____25c
27-in. Wash silks, wide range o f colors, small neat fig u res______ 25c
32-in. Soisette, all colors_______________________________________ 25c
HAMPTON & CO.
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densed for the Busy Reader.
W. T. Hankins, o f Star, has
filed his notarial
with the county clerk.
Newt Jones went to Portland
Sunday night to remain with his
sister indefinitely, his health be
ing very poor.
Dave McFarland is having a
fine garage built for the accom
modation o f his new Overland
touring car, the building being
Henry Myres, of Saginaw, left
Sunday for Montana, where he
goes to file on a homestead, pro
viding he can find something to
City Recorder Young will post ; interest him.
notices today calling for bids for
paving four more streets in Cot- 1 Peppermint oil is a new Ore
tagy Grove with hard surface gon product, produced by a Tole-
pavement material, and more i do rancher, Jos. Swearinger.
j From an acre o f plants he gets
bids will be called for later.
148 pounds o f oil, declared to be
A stranger was circulating a j first grade by the 0 . A. C.
U. o f O. referendum petition ir. chemist.
this city Monday, with what
C. L. Parker, o f Louisiana,
success we do not know. How arrived at this place Monday to
ever, public sentiment here is join his brother, C. C. Parker,
growing in favor o f the Uni who arrived here recently and
bought the Stroup 80-acre ranch
The first mohair pool sale of west o f this city last week.
the season was held at Riddle on The brothers will begin improv
The pool con ing their ranch at once.
tained over 10,000 pounds and
Martin H. Anderson returned
was bought by Herman Metz-
gar, o f Portland, at 33 1-4 cents home from a several days’ business
visit to Portland Monday. He at
tended two ball games between
Linn Emerson, who spent his Portland and Los Angeles, and
boyhood schooldays at Cottage had a good time. He says acre
Grove and Latham and has re tracts are now selling at big prices
sided in Montana and Lake View as far as 8 miles out from the
for the past 20 years, is a guest business district.
o f relatives and friends in this
W. H. Moore, w ife and little
son, o f Woodbum, were last
S. C. Veatch shipped one Du- week-end guests o f Mr. and Mrs.
roc Jersey sow and 10 pigs, also J. S. Benson o f this city. Mr.
two young sows, two months Moore is engaged in the drug
old, to H. H. Carless at Pocenix, business, and his w ife was for
Oregon, Wednesday, for which merly Miss Kelly, a teacher in
he received a fancy price, as this the Gottage Grove schools, and
was well bred stock, the best in they have many friends here.
this part o f the country.
Harry Gault and bride, o f
A. G. Beager, a prominent
mining man o f Montana, has Washington state, spent a few
been visiting with his family at days last week as guests o f Mr.
this place. He says he is most Gault’s mother at this place.
favorably impressed with Cot Mr. and Mrs. Gault were on
tage Grove, which he says has a their way to San Diego, Califor
beautiful location and gives evi nia, on a combined business and
dence of being prosperous and wedding trip. Harry was for
merly in the newspaper business
in this city.
Mrs. F. B. Phillips and baby
Al. G. Barnes’ great animal
son, o f Tillamook, joined her
husband and daughter at this circus brought a large crowd to
place last week, and the other Cottage Grove last Thursday.
two daughters, Misses Allie and The parade was larger than usu
Flora, the former being one of al, now including three bands,
the teachers in the Tillamook steam calliope and many inter
schools, will arrive here as soon esting features. The two per
as the school term closes at Tilla formances were up to their usual
standard and were well worth
the price o f admission.
Good roads, good streets and
good schools are great factors to
Drain is organizing a creamery
stock company, and will put up a
creamery plant soon.
Jas. S. Benson, the druggist,
is looking after his orchard in
terests for a few days at W olf
Cottage Grove is rejoicing over
the fact that a woolen mill is
soon to be established there, and
the citizens are boosting for the
enterprise. -Eugene Guard.
“ Never before since I have
been in the Willamette valley
has the outlook for the prune,
apple, pear and loganberry crops
been so promising at this stage
o f the season as this year,” de
clared Fruit Inspector Stuart to
day. “ The trees are all strongly
blossomed, and other signs are
Ladies’ long sleeve vests, cumfy-cut____________________________ 10c
Ladies’ taped vests________________________________ 10c, 12c and J5c
Ladies’ lisle vests, cumfy-cut........ .............................................15c to 35c
Ladies' union suits, sleeveless, lace trimmed, and cuff knee
.......... .......................................................... ....................... 25c to $1.25
Men’ s underwear, any style, color, weight, in both union and
separate garments, at prices that make you feel that we are paying
interest on what you spend. Come and let us show you, whether
you are in need at the present or not.
Local and County News of Interest Con
J. F. Lane, of Leavenworth,
Kansas, a brother of our esteemed
townsman, J. J. Lane, arrived in
Cottage Grove Monday morning
with a view o f locating here per
manently. He is a veteran of the
Civil War and has found a few
comrades here already of his own
regiment, Rev. Gardner being one
We are showing the newest novelties for Spring
and Summer wear at low est prices.
Eggs Wanted in Exchange for Merchandise
^I a l l a j o in d
MAYOR TENDS BABY
W INS BY ONE VOTE
The printing plant at Dayton,
O., which prints the return cards
on stamped envelopes for the
Government was so badly dam
aged by the flood that it will be
some time before it resumes
operations, and in the meantime
those who wish to have stamped
envelopes E>earing return cards
must buy the envelopes and then
pay a printer to have their names
and addresses placed on the cor
Glenwood Springs, April 19.—
When the voters o f Cartxmdale
selected their mayor and trus
tees, a bitter fight was made
against Mayor James Zimmer
man, who was seeking re-elec
tion. When but five minutes re
mained E>efore the polls would
close, Zimmerman heard o f two
women who had not voted. He
rushed to their homes and urged
them to vote.
One o f the women responded
but the other com
plained that she could not leave
her baby. Zimmerman agreed
to take care o f the baby. He
paced the floor carrying the ba
by and performed all the stunts
he could to keep it from crying.
Meanwhile, the mother rushed
to the polls and cast her vote.
Zimmerman was re-elected by a
maj ority o f one.
LOT IS SOLD
W . B. Cooper Sells
to J. Bader
John Bader, to whom the
Venske brick, occupied by Kin-
ter Brothers’ furniture store,
was recently transferred, last
week became the owner o f the
brick occupied by the Metsan
Shop, a fine property, located
about the center o f the Main
street business section.
Bader is confident that a pros
perous future is in store for Cot
tage Grove, and is therefore put
A Contract Marriage.
ting his capital in home invest
ments. Cottage Grove is a : pro-
A contract marriage was en pressive, growing town and capi
tered into by a young couple in talists are beginning to recognize
this city the other day, says the in it a safe;field for investment.
Junction City Times. We are
not at liberty to give names, as
The Spa Confectionery.
they were given to us in confi
dence. F. N. O’ Conner wit
nessed the contract. The con
T he new confectionery store and
tract was entered into for a per ice cream parlor which was opened
iod o f five years, with the privi in the room recently vacated by
lege o f extending if agreeable to the Wells Fargo Express office,
“ the party o f the first part and Monday morning by Mesdames
the party o f the second part,” or Jas. Plaster and Warren McFar
it can be annulled at the expira land will be known as “ The Spa.”
tion o f that time.
It has l>een equipped throughout
The bride is a graduate o f with modern fixtures, including a
Monmouth normal school and the Walker
Iceless Fountain, and
groom was formerly a student in looks very neat and inviting. Mrs.
Willamette University and re Plaster was formerly in the busi
sides in Marion county.
ness in this city, and invites her
many old patrons to call at the
stand. Mrs. McFarland has
Spray Now lor Apple Scab. new
also had much business experience
County Fruit Inspector C. E.
Stewart states that now is the
time to give the first spraying to
all apple trees for “ Apple Scab. ”
One gallon o f lime and sulphur
to thirty gallons o f water is re
quired for this. He also states
that absolutely no djseased fruit
will be sold in his district this
season and if any such fruits are
put on the market, they will be
Divorce Suit Filed.
in this city having served as sales
lady for different firms here.
New Cafeteria Opened.
The new cafeteria was opened
to the public in the Woods &
Abrams brick last Thursday, and
was well patronized on opening
day. The place is furnished in
neat and artistic style, and be
sides a modern cooking depart
ment, it has a large steam and
hot water warming cabinet from
which meals and lunches are
quickly served at all hours. This
is a new innovation for Cottage
Grove, and is another step for
ward in the town’s progress.
Mrs. Hoxie and Miss Lunau are
both well qualified in the culi
nary art and are assured a liber
Mrs. Ida J. Veatch has sued
her husband, Robert W. Veatch,
for divorce and for the custody
o f their minor child, Robert S.
They were married at Jackson
ville, Or., October 10, 1907. Mrs.
Veatch alleges cruel and inhu
man treatment as ground for a
legal separation. Foster & Ham
W. P. Hail and family, late o f
ilton are attorneys for the plain
Oklahoma, will occupy the neat,
new Bader bungalo on West Main
Street. Mr. Hall is a brother o f
Several casés o f smallpox is Banker Geo. M. Hall, o f this
reported at Eugene.
That was a lively and exciting
10-round boxing contest between
Foya Johnson and Leon Arne at
the Armory last Tuesday night.
In order to overcome Arne’s ex
tra weight over that o f Johnson,
the former was supplied with
much heavier gloves, and while
Arne, no doubt, had the best o f [
it, Johnson sto<xl his ground!
phickily to the end, when the I
mill was declared a draw. John-
son, accompanied by Orvil Bur - 1
nett, will soon take a trip up
through Canada where Johnson
will sign up for a few matches
with some o f the Canadian light
Clean Up Day.
Next Saturday has been desig-1
nated as “ clean up day” by
the Health Officer, Dr. W. W.
Oglesby, and everyone should j
put their premises in a neat and
sanitary condition on that day.
All rubbish should be placed in
boxes, barrels or sacks, and the
city garbage wagon will haul
them away free o f charge to the
property owners and tenants.
UR D R ESSES include the latest draped effects, Balkan and
Russian styles, wonderfully draped effects in afternoon and
evening gowns, morning and street frocks, lingerie dresses,
l>eaatifully embroideried surplice and full blouses, etc. See our
beautiful fine in muslin, linen, ailk and crepe Underwear. Petticoats,
drawers, corset cover*, princess slips, gowns and combinations, all
beautifully trimmed in Irish crochet, clnny, torchon and hand