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THE STAYTON MAIL
S T A Y T O N , M A R I O N C O U N T Y , O R E G O N , T H U R S D A Y , A P R I L JO ,
19 t h Y e a r , N o Í 0 .
STAYTON WILL HOLD ITS
ANNUAL HORSE SHOW
Dr. Withycombe O f The 0. A . C. Speaks
In The Forenoon
Preparation* are rapidly going forward for Stayton’* Fifth
Annual Horae Show, and from all reporta, it promises to be a
bitftfer and better event than has been held here for some time.
Dr. James Withycoml>e of the Oregon Agricultural College
will be here to address the people in the forenoon. He will be ac
companied by a competent judge of horses from the same place.
By some oversight in the executive committee, the standard
bred horses were loft olf the program, but we have been assured
by the chairman of the committee that their horses will be taken
care of in the awarding of ribbons, etc.
The Victor Point Hand will play all day, and they are report
ed to be O. K. The Chetnawa Indians will try the mettle of the
Stayton baseball team on the same day. Come to Stayton on
Saturday, April 19.
The initial game of the Stayton base
ball aeaaon was pulled ulT lait Sunday
afternoonon the home ground* between
Stayton and the S. I'. Bridge Crew
The weather of the preceding few
day* had been *o discouraging that the
boy* had done no advertising, *o the at
ten d an t was small but enthusiastic.
The 8. P'a started off with one score
in the first half while Stayton tied in
the second lap.
After the third inning the game waa
a pipe for the iocala, though but little
credit is to be given them aa the whole
bunch was toft, green and had the
“ sun in tneir eyes.”
Jess Shephard umpired the game to
the finish, and wonderful to relate
there was no rag-chewing. It is being
whispered around that the main reason
was because some one let it out that
“Jess” had a razor in his pocket. This
is the way he looked. Notice him
reaching for hia pocket.
Subscriber Sends In His Impressions O f
The Different Climates
One of our subscribers sends us in the following.
“Them’s my sentiments.”
However it illustrates to perfection
that minds do NOT run in the same channel.
We have labeled
them “ Iowa” and “Oregon” according to the Pure Food a n d
Drugs Act of June 30, 1906.
I long to go back to that beautiful land,
To the land where the strawberries grow,
Where the roses and violets are ever in bloom,
Where nature is never asleep in her tomb,
For fear of the frost and the snow.
Where the brooks in the woods doth continually flow
With no ice its progress to check.
Where the Robin and Lark from morning till dark,
Do sing their sweet songs with glad merry heart
As we list to the Woodpecker’s peck.
To Whom It Msy Concern:
Owing to the fact that there have
been several unfavorable remarka made
on account of my having taken such an
active interest in getting the streets
improved, I am taking this means of
making one answer to all.
In the first place, they say I have no
right to take an active part in the im
provement of the town. I claim that
aa a taxpayer here and at a public eiti-
sen I have a right to take an interest
in the future development of this town.
T h e U m p ire M a d e a D ecision
As a renter on the streets mentioned ami
a business man serving the public, I
Cole and Beauchamp pitched for the
have a right to kick about the condition locals, while the S. P's changed box
of the streets in the business section artists so often that the score man lost
of Stayton. 1 do not pretend to name track of their names.
the kind of improvement we are to
Cole lammed over a few hot ones and
have, as the law provides for the pro]
was impossible to dodge all of them,
perty owners to do that. 1 think that
as the renters pay the bill in the long
run, they certainly are justified in doing
something that will help them to better
their condltioy, instead of wallowing
around in the mud as some of the pro -
perty owners have set quietly back and
let them do.
I circulated that petition and have no
apologies for doing so. and I hope that
Artesian water has been struck in it will be the means of getting some
kind of street improvement.
Crook County ami it la believed it
If the property owners, in a majority,
will he of great benflt to farmers and are against hard surface. 1 have noth
stockman. The flow was struck at a ing to say, as that is their business,
depth of 197 feet.
but if they don’t put in a decent look
ing street and make a big improve
ment over the present condition, the
farmers and citizens and renters that
make it possible for the owners to get
Railroads and commercial bodies arc a revenue from their property, will
in league with each other to attract the have something to say, and I, for one,
Paiiarrta-Paciflc Exposition travel i n will exercise that right.
I wish to thank the live, progressive
1915 through Oregon and Washington
property owners, who stand for street
O n e of C o le 's H o t O nes.
either enroule to the fair or on the re improvement.
In the final count after the smoke had
turn trip. Since many in the East are
With best wishes to the property
cleared away it was found that Stay-
already planning* their trip west, it is owners and citizens, 1 am.
thought necessary to start this work Yours for a Bigger and Better Stayton. j ton had 16 scores to their credit while
early in order to reach the greatest
[ the visitors could find but three.
J. W. MAYO.
Much interest centers around the
number of prospective fair visitors.
; game for Horse Show day when Stay-
| ton and the Chemawa Indians cross
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION
bats. Stayton is just a little“skeered”
i that they may he tomahawked by the
Pendleton will be the scene of an im The Annual Convention of the M..r- redskins but it may not be as bad as it
portant convention on April 14 and 15, ion County Sunday School Convntion
is scheduled at the
Sun- , Another ham
when the Columbia and Snake Rivers will be held in Silverton, ’ Oregon,
( home grounds next Sunday, April 13.
The Lebanon huskies are coming over
Waterway Association will meet there. day ami Monday April 13-14, 1913.
All delegates to the Convention will i an(j ¡n vjew 0f
faet that they were
Navigation matters will occupy the
ho furnished free entertainment by the wa|iotHMj |ant y e * r , considerable
time of the delegates, the object of the
people of Silverton and every school is interi.st is bejnK manifested,
meeting being to improve the channels urged to send delegates.
Everyone who loves t h e national
of these two great rivers.
Mra. Stella E. Blackerby See. jjame, should turn out Sunday and help
the boys ns it takes money to pay the
expenses, and if expenses are not met
the team must disband. Come.
il Thomas-Mayo Company
not know that it is original and we do not say with the p o e t
Last Friday night, Mr. and Mrs.
Kueater, assisted by Mrs. Cahler gar#
their concert a* advertised in the Mail.
While we are not in any sense of the
word musical critics, we can only re
flect what pleases us. Mrs. Kuester’s
singing waa very pleasing, and her
piano solos, while not intricate were
well received by the audience.
Mr. Kucster’s tenor was of the soft
easy kind and while perhaps hr may
have aang every not« faultlessly, he
lacked the human vibrant quality that
reaches out a n d keeps an audience
breathless until the end.
Training, both Mr. and Mr*. Kucstcr
have undoubtedly had, but the effect
left with ua was that they hud been
The house was well filled and while
the affair was not a financial success
for Mrs. Cahler. wc feel that she will
be amply repaid in her effort to induce
our young people to think of and ap
preciate some sort of music besides
“ rag time."
HIGHEST M ARKET PRICES PAID
S e ria l N o . 8 9 2
OREGON AND IOWA ARE
COMPARED^ IN V ER S E
EDITH HAINES-KUESTER J.W . MAYO WRITES OPEN
CONCERT DRAWS CROWD LETTER TO HIS CRITICS
Farmers in the Molalla-Canby dis
trict of Clackamas County have a plan
to market their produce directly to the
I consumer in Portland by bring it to the
¡city on auto-trucks nnd cutting out the
I middleman. Thej hope to save 40 to
60 per cent in the present cost to the
Have a “Hot”
According to the “ notice of bids on
street improvements” published last
week, the city ^council met in special
session last Saturday night and opened
the bids. The prices etc. were tab
ulated and a call was iaaued for the
property owners of the affected district
to meet with the city council on Tues
day night of this week, tjuite a large
crowd waa out, including almost if not
all of the property owners, and eacu
one was asked by the Mayor to express
his opinion on the kind of improvement
to be accepted.
After a thorough canvas of the situat
ion, the sentiment seemed to be against
both hard surface and macadam paving.
in particular was
quite vociferous in his remarks.
After the meeting broke up, the
council went into session and passe 1 a
resolution to bold the lowest bid on
Roxol pavement ar,d to post notices to
From the views expressed at the
meeting Tuesday night, however, it
seems highly probable that a remon
strance will be filed stopping any a< tion
of the city authorities in this matter.
RELIEF FUNDS COLLECTED
The collection of funds for (fee relie i
Where the earth is robed in its mantle of green
the flood and cyclone-swept parts of
From the first to the last of the year, '
the Middle West has been a work o
Where the fruit and the flowers with their perfumes sweet
the past week in which the whole stat
Do challenge the world, their beauty to meet
has participated. Money and provis
With no blizzard or cyclone to fear.
ions have been given with a generou i
Where the roll of the thunder is scarcely e ’re heard
Or the flash of the lightning e’re seen,
Where the beauties of nature are spread o’er the earth.
And man is as near to his primitive birth
As the soldier to the army canteen.
This beautiful land that I am telling you of,
Where the people are happv and free
Is where the Willamette rolls down in its might
And bears on its bosom their songs of delight
While wending its way to the sea.
I've reached the land of corn and swine.
And now I’m happy all the time,
The sun it shines most every day,
And there’s no fog to cloud its ray.
Oh happy land! Dear happy land!
Right here in Battle Creek I stand,
And look away across the plains.
To Webfoot where it always rains,
I hope I’ll never see it more,
Nor stand upon Willamette shore.
That land of which some people boast.
Away out on the Western Coast,
Where dust in summers is so thick.
That it almost made me sick.
Oh happy land! Dear happy land!
I think our winters nre so grand.
The blizzards too, I think them fine,
I wish we had one all the time.
And now I'm here I think I’ll stay
Where there’s stock shipments every day.
There is one thing I must confess,
That Oregon beats all the rest
For fruits and flowers and grass and grain.
Although she does get lotstif rain.
Oh happy land! Dear happy land!
On Iowa soil. I’ll take my stand.
The summers too are just the thing.
When cyclone and mosquitoes sing.
And rattle snakes get up your pants.
And make you hop around and dance.
Now I’m away I’ll say no more.
About the wild Willamette shore,
For there are those who know quite well,
And won’t believe the half I tell.
Oh happy land! Dear happy land!
I think Iowa is so grand,
With all its great big hogs and steers
The like which I’ve not seen for years.
But of Oregon I’ll not complain.
Sometime I might go back again.
hand. Oregon contributions will total
about $25,000, which speaks well for
the generosity of her people. A fea
ture of the work that merits special
credit was the gift of $109 by Chinese
residents of Baker.
PRODUCE CO. CHANCES HANDS
T h e Stayton Produce Company
changed hands last week. The Union
Meat Co. of Portland owns an i con
trols the business which was formerly
owned by Pearson, Page & Co.
G. B. Trask has been retained as lo
cal manager, while J. D. Densmore
is the live stock buyer.
This new company want3 your live
stock. Phone G. B. Trask at any tin :.
for prices and shipping dates.
Geo. Keech went over to Turner la-i
Saturday night to confer with the p«J
pie there relative to putting in a m -
nicipal water system.
The Turner people are very much in
favor of the project and it is extrem >
ly likely that it will go through.
The proposed system is a gravity
one and would require a pipe line two
miles in length from the Price spring,
which furnishes plenty of good moun
Assurance h a s been given from
Washington that the famous olil Bat
tleship Oregon will not be dismantled
and broken up, as was feared, but it
w i l l be retained in commission »•
a part of the Pacific reserves fleet,» ,
headquarters at the Puget Sound Nav<
Yard. Advices have been received i-
this effect in response to petitions fr
this state that the old seafighter t
saved from destruction.
Loganberry culture i s profita'o .
when this delicious fruit produces a : i
did for a fruit grower on Mission I'- >t-
tom, Marion county, yielding 12, ¡00
pounds to the acre last season. They
were the weights given by the can«
neiy where he marketel his fruit. He
was paid 4 cents per pound, or $4-13 pe-
acre. About $360 of this amount v/a
The Catholic Ladies' Club will hoi 1 a
miscellaneous sale in t h e Math m
building on Horse Show Day. Every
body is invited to attend.