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About The Stayton mail. (Stayton, Marion County, Or.) 1895-current | View This Issue
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T he Dead
By F. A. MircHEL
lu niitebt'lliiiii days there lived lu
lieorgln on u large plantation, which
he owned, one ltuvld Dupont. Ills
wife bore blm one child, u son, and
when the baby wua but u year old the
father died, leaving lit»’property to bis
wife lu trust for bis non. Hut Du
pont« ulfulra had always been In the
hands of one John Coulter. In whose
biisliieas ability and Integrity the
planter had every confidence, lie
therefore left the management of the
estate to Coulter as executor.
Mra. Dupont had always distrusted
Coulter, but so great was bis Influence
over her husband that she dared not
s|ieak her inlnd.
One day she set out from the plan
to visit a friend. Her trunks
TOP to consider whit i OOOD BANK ACCOUNT IN8UB.E8. The tation
were taken to the station by tbe ne
bniineu man can employ the best help and inmre SERVICE. De groes. but the widow carried In her
In those days wns called a
pression may oome in his line, bnt his big CASH ON HAND means hnud what made
of poktclioard. intended
SECURITY. The fine line of credits may be drawn tight, but none will bandbox
of women's bonnets
qneition his STABILITY. Give yonr business SERVICE, SECURITY or men's Imta. Tills
box abe would
an! STABILITY with yonr bank deposits.
trust to no other hands than her
own Hho told ail of the household
that her baby wns to remain In the
hands of Cbloe. his mammy, and no
one else was to have anything to do
.Min. Dupont had Is-en away from
the plantation blit a few days when
Cbole'a husband. Sampson, appeared
to Inform her that little Archie, her
son. wns very III. She hurried borne
and. going to the sickroom, shat her
self up there, giving orders that no
one except the doctor, who bad been
the family physician for years, wns to
be admitted The doctor came and
A share of the banking business
went, bnt 'when asked bow the baby
wns getting <>u always hurried away
of Stayton and vicinity
without giving any satisfaction. One
day when he came out of the sick
room he said:
"It's all over.”
Two days Inter Simpson carried a
¡Ittle coffin from the house, followed
You aft assured of a safe deposi
by the widow, the boy’s mammy and
all tbe ucgroc* on the plantation. There
tory and courteous treatment at
were walls from tbe dusky mourners,
this bank, by ample capital and
but none walled so loud ns the dead
boy's mammy. The coffin wns carried
long experience in the banking
to the family cemetery, where It was
placed In a grave that bad l>een pre
pared for It.
John Coulter during Archie's sick
ness. death and burial was nwny on
business. When he returned he found
bis plans seriously Interfered with
There wns a provision In Pnvld Du
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j pout's will that If bln son died before
his widow the estate should be hers
Instead of in trust for the l>oy. The
widow nt once claimed tbe property
mid told Coulter that he must turn
It over to her.
Tbe executor was In a hole. He had
partly accomplished his plans to get
of the property and had It
j C a p it a l $ 2 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ IMissesslon
not Is-en for the child's death would
doubtless soon have got It Into a posi
tion where lie would appear to be tbe
rightful owner. As It was, he could
only undo what he bad done and turn
the estnte over to the widow. He was
a long while doing It, and she was
obliged on several occasions to threat
en him with a charge of misappropria
tion to force him to disgorge. When
lie had done so she dismissed him. hop
ing that he would leave tbe neighbor
hood. But In the serrlcc of the Dupont
family be had accumulated some mon
ey, with which he bought n small plan
tation In an adjoining cqunty. where
Rome eight or nine years after Archie
Dupont's death the widow brought to
the plantation a boy whose age was
given ns twelve years nml adopted him.
George Etheridge wns the boy’s name,
mid lie soon becniuo a favorite with nil
the household Chloe and Mrs. Dupont
iKith seemed to have transferred to him
their love for little Archie. George
up a flue fellow and, thanks to
Notice of Hearing Final Account
Ills mother by adoption, wns well edu
In the County Court of the State of
Wliog Etheridge wns about to be
Oregon for Marion County.
come of age Mrs. Dupont granted him
In the matter of the Estate of Caro
a eeleCrntlon of the event. The plant
from rouud about were Invited to
line Titse, deceased.
4 acres inside corporate limits of ers
fete, and, strange to say, John
Notice is hereby given that the final Stayton
four blocks from business' Coulter,
who had continued to prosper
account[of Mbert Titse a* administrat section, only
well improved, all clear, no in and had become n prominent citizen,
or Of the estatp of Caroline Titse, de cumbrances,
good buildings and or received an Invitation. Surprise wns
ceased, ha* been filed in the County chard. Price $8500,
manifested at the extent of the prep
Court of the State of ( regon for Marion
arations. and some persons who re
County, and that the 1st day of June,
membered the boy’s age ns given out
1014, at the hour of 10 o’clock A. M. Stayton, a I I under cultivation, fine when lie came to the plantation de
has been duly appointed hy such "tourt large house and other buildings. A clared that he had come of age a year
for the hearing of objections to nuch beautiful home for any one wishing to • >r*two
However, there wns n One-gathering
final account and the settlement there live in town. Price $3500, terms-.
honor of the event. On the birthday
of, at which time any person interest 80 seres all under cultivation 1) miles In when
the clock struck 12 the guests
ed in said estate may appear and file from Sublimity, Oregon, macadam were gatl
ered on a lawn near the
objections thereto in writing and con road, good fences, modern buildings, a bouse. Mrs. Duixint was there with
test the same. Albert Titse, adminis •thoroughly' up-to-date farm in every George Etheridge, old Chloe and all
III« household negroes.
trator of the estate of Caroline Titze, way. Price $115 per acre, terms.
. 6-2X x
deceased. 200 acre stock farm. 65 acres under "My friends,’’ sold the widow, “and
Mr. Coulter, this is my son, Archi
cultivation; 100 acres more can he read bald Dupont. When he wns a year
ily cleared and cultivated, 1,000,000 feet old I gave out that he was dead. This
GET YOUR SOLE FIXED
I did In order to get possession of my
standing timber on place, running pro|>erty.
Which wns passing Into the
John Watters the Old. Reliable is water,
good buildings and fences.
of the estate. I
bark at his j old 4 stand.
Price $45.00 per acre one-half down took my baby executor
In a bandbox.
bal. 3 yrs. 6'it
PLASTERER AND BRICKLAYER
me won! of his Illness, nml I re
140 acres highly improved,good build sent
to bury a wax doll. When he
ings and fences in Waldo Hifls. Price turned
enough not to be known for
^ I am prepared to do all kinds of plast $66.00 per acre, terms.
himself 1 brougbf him here. These
ering, chimney laying or mason work 06 acre farm * mile from town and precautions are no longer necessary,
Ills father’s will his property Is
i t right prices. J. E. O. Bird. Stay- railroad, good .bottom land, modern to for be by paid
buildings, good fences, 30 acres under All wore surprised
cultivation. Price $75.00 per acre 1 I lout, who hod known except
down bal. a yrs. 6‘jfc.
. j eral years, and Chloe, who had for
Trespass and Hunting-
Abstracts showing clear title and known them.
Notices for sale at the Mail office. warranty deeds will be furnished free While Mrs. Dupont wns spenklng hor
eyes were fixed on John Coulter. Not
with each of the above tracts.
For further information, inquire of i being n sensitive ninn. tils mind wns
occupied with the manner In which
S. H. Heltzel, Dcidrich Building, Stay- be
had been beaten by a woman.
Big bundle for 10c at the Mail office.
STAYTON STATE BANK
Farmers & Merchants
Bank of Stayton, Oregon
FOR SALE CHEAP
H. A. BEAUCHAMP, M.D.
Physician and Surgeon
J. H. Glass Prop.
C. H. BREWER, D.
We are moving so fast in sclentlllc
dlscoveiles that, lost In wonder at
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
what we know, we liaVe no tltue to . Board by Day or Week
consider what our attaliustoknowlcdge 1
S ta y to n , O regon
1« likely to develop lu future. For j
instance, we know that an electric
current may la* transmitted pltbout
my other medium than the atmos
Wilbur N. Pintler, D.M.D.
phere. We also know thut functions of
the IssJy, If uot electric, are a force
Lulay Bros. & Co.
something like electricity.
When 1 was a boy I was constantly
Contractors l Builders
Office Over Stayton State Bank
finding myself saying something to a
com pa n Inn who would say. “Why. I
Dwelling houses a specialty
was just about to suy that myself!”
At tbe time I considered this a coin Let us figure on your build 6. F. KORINEK, ,V. S„ B. V. Sc
cidence. Now 1 believe it to be a
power I poss^tsed In receiving tbe j
V eterin arian
mental Impressions of others by a
sort of wireless process. I studied
Treat* all domestic animals, aU
medicine and became a doctor. Then
applies the Tuberculin test.
during hospital work I broke down
and, though It was between winter
at Stayton Stable*
and spring, was obliged to go to tbe
country to recoup.
I etopiM-d at h house that looked
down a valley, and tbe view was un
interrupted. I used to sit of tbe (torch
wrapped in rugs and enjoy the view
In tbe sunshliie. About a mile dis
tant was a house that bore evidence
of having been built tn colonial times.
It was not by any means a farmhouse,
Bond furnished to cover all coat
but something quite handsome. The
10 to 12 1 and insured firstclass guaranteed
architecture was that peculiar style Springs--------------------
Involving a porch with pillars.
One night I was awakened by tbe
«ound of wheels stopping right under Mixed Chickens...............
8 See me and let me figure on your
my window and thought I heard some G eese............ ............
one call “Doctor!” I raised the sash
Ducks,Indi.in KunnerslO.Pekin 12
ind put my bend out through the win T urkeys...................................
work, and I save you money.
dow. A mail In a wagon asked me If Dressed Turkeys____________
I wax a doctor, and I said - I was. Veal Fancy 10,
whereupon he begged me to come with
him at once. I dressed myself unwill Live
7! STAYTON MEAT MARKE
ingly, went downstairs aud got Into Live Hogs,
the wagon with blm. I asked him to
tell me about the nature of the case I
was expected to treat, hut could get Corrected Thursdays but subject
nothing out of him. He seemed entire to change without notice.
ly absorbed In some powerful emo
We were but a few minutes lu reach
ing our destination, drawlug up before SHERRIFF’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY
a bouse with pillars from the porch to
tbe roof. 1 Inferred that I bad come
Fresh, Sait & Cured Meat:
to the house about which I had so
often dreamed. The door was opened
by a woman in a short petticoat full NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That
at the hips, a kerchief across her by virtue of an execution duly issued Lard & Creamery Butlei
bosom and a dainty cap on her head. out of the Circuit Court of the ¡state of
8he looked very much troubled.
Oregon, for the County of Marion and Highest Market Price Paid For Fat Stock
“Come upstairs,” she said.
directed on the 4th day o,f May,
I followed her up a winding stair- . to 1914 me upon
a judgement and decree duly
case, nml the woman opened u door | rendered,
of record and dock
with a glass knob. I entered the sick
room to see a young woman lying on eted in and by said Court oq the 17th
a bed with four high posts surmount day of April, 1914 in a certain suit then
A T T O R N E Y -A T -L A W
ed by a canopy. On one side of her in said Court pending, wherein Eliza
was a man holding one of her hands; beth P. Ryan was plaintiff and D. H.
on the other side wns a young girt Weyant and Mary J. Weyant, his wife. Abstracts and Probate W ork a Special:
holding the other. These two looked
and Mrs. E. L. Bsards- Office Over Deidricji's Hardware St
nt me with that mute np|ienl a doctoi J. lev, O. his Beardsley
Is so often obliged to meet. '
D. Day and Salem Bank A Trust Com
As I drew near tbe l<ed the girl with pany,
a corporation, were defendants
the Invalid pulled down the bedclothes,
M.RI N G 0
and I saw nt once from blood stains in favor of plaintiff and against said
and temporary bandages that my pa defendants by which execution I am Undertaker a n d Emta
tient had been wounded. I was not a commanded to sell the property in said
surgeon, but felt obliged to perform a execution and hereinafter described to Third and Marion Streets
surgeon's part. I examined the wound pay the sum due the plaintiff of, FIRST,
and saw that It was near the heart, so the sum of Fifteen Hundred 00-100
near that i wondered that the wound ($1500.00) Dollars with interest there
ed woman lived. There was nothing on at the rate of 8'/. per annum, from
that I could do for her except hind up
the wound In n more professional man the 8th day of May, 1912, until paid to
gether with the costs and expenses of
ner and await results.^
Presently I saw her gasp, and be sale of said property, SECOND, it is;
tween gasps she said to the man be further ordered, aojudged and decreed
the Court that in the sale of said
“You are convinced of the unjustness by
as aforesaid, any surplus;
of your suspicions?"
may be realized from i
SAMPLES RECEIVED '
“Yes, yes; forgive me.”
such sale over and above the payment j
“I forgive yon. Goodby."
of plaintiff’s mortage, interest and ex
She fell hack dead.
Amid a wall of those present I re penses of sale shall be applied towards
tired from the room. Notwithstand the payment of the judgements of the
ing the traglenl circumstances, 1 could defendants, Louis Lachmund, in the
Come in and see them.
not but notice the costume of those sum of One HundredEleven00-100 ($111.-
In the house. “What singular per 00) Dollars, with interest at the rate
sons!” I said to myself. “Not content of 6‘. per annum from November 18th,
John Henkel, The Tailor
with living in a colonial house, they 1910 jintil paid; and the defendant, Stayton
adopt the coloulal costume." This Robin D. Day, in the sum of Four
r i ■ ■ ...
was especially iu»rked tn their collars, Hundred Eighty Seven & 50-100 ($487.-
which were like those I had seen iu
pictures of America's earty settlers. I 50) Dollars, witn interest at the rate
was ushered out by the woman who of 6‘< per annum from June 1st, 1913,
received nu* and driven back to my until paid; and the defendant The Sa
home, where I went to lied, remaining lem Bank & Trust Co., in the sum of
half awake, half asleep, for the rest O n e Hundred Fifty Seven & lo-lOd \
of the night.
($157.13) DoHars, with interest at the j
Now. there was something uucauuy rate
6r< per annum from October Bath Tubs, Lavatories and
about my visit, mid I hesitated to talk 25th, of 1913,
until paid. I WILL ON all Sanitary fittings—Farm-
about It to those In the house. I asked
If any of the family had heard a wag SATURDAY THE 6th DAY OF JUN»- ers-We carry a line of
on stop before the house during the 1914 AT THE HOUR OF 11 O’CLOCK pumps, leader water sys
night, but no one had heard any such A.M. OF SAID DAY at the west door
sound. This induced niff to maintain of the Countv Court House in Marion tems, etc. Gasoline engines.
a reserve alioiit tny visit. Presently County. Oregon, sell at public auction
I ventured to ask who lived in the • ' to the highest bidder for cash in hand |
house with pillars and was told that on the day of sale, all the right, title, j
no one lived tliere. It had been mi interest find estate which said defend
occupied for ninny years. The last ants D. H. Weyant ami Mary J- Wey- j
tennnt had vacated some thirty years
and all persons claiming under
before. I asked If anything peculiar ant,
subsequent to the date of the
O V E R 0 6 V EA T
had taken place there, but no one had them
E X P E R IE N C E
heard of anything unusual. But be mortgage herein foreclosed, in of and
fore returning to the city J heard to said premises hereinbefore mention-!
from a very old resident of the region ed ar.d described in said execution as ;
tliere was a legend that long before follows, to-wit;
the Hevolnfton n murder had been Lots Eleven (11) and Twelve (12) in
committed there. A man In n tit of Block Numbered Sixteen (16) in River- ;
T r a d e M a r i -,9
Jealousy had stabbed his wife.
Addition to the City of Salem.
D e s ig n s
And now 111 this second decode of side
Marion County, Oregon, as shown by , Aw yon# —ntYfwf a » k « trh COPYRIGH
T 3 AC-
the twentieth century I have come to the
k>r in *
und d—c rlp tk
believe that the scene I witnessed t<s>k office of the recorder of conveyance s n.v-M»ib«n I# prohAhiy P ^ w t ^ k C n,ii9W
Ihm #«triol??ormfldoiitlii!. HANDBOOK <>** * 1,1
place ns 1 saw It ninny years ago:
•••til fro#. Oldest «Money fur ••nirfiLi putrì
l’ut cut* taken tnrouuh Munii A Co. ree
that It was stored somewhere; It may for said Marion County, Oregon.
notici, w ithout c harge, lu th #
lie 111 some sold across the border, Said sale being made subject to re-1
iMissiti'y one of the participants who demption in the manner provided by I Scientific flmerkau.
flashed It to me hy some such process law. Dated this 5th day of May, 1914 ' filiation
A Ihm i tom «If ll!ti*fr«t*1 weekly. |.*nr##t «
of «ny ««tentine Journal. Term», \ .
ns n wireless operator will flash a
rent : four m onth*, $ L Sold by all w«w*dej. ^
mes^iee from one side of the world to
Sheriff of Marion County, Oregon, j
I By W. 1. Needham Deputy.
E N. TEAGUE
S. H. HELTZEL
Suits $12 up.