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THE STHYT0N MAIL
H a s the L a rg e st C irculation of A n y P a p e r in the S a n tia m V a lle y — It C o v e rs the T e rrito ry L ik e a B lan k et.
¿2 n d Y e a r, N o . J.
S T A Y T O N , M A R IO N C O U N T Y . O R E G O N , T H U R S D A Y ,
ANSWERS LAST CALL
G. W. Murphy, after a buay and uae-
ful Ilf*», a-t-werod the final aummona on
New Year'a Day, 11114, while a mantle
o f white covored the earth.
George Washington Murphy waa born
at Cedar Spring», Mich., Nov. 23, 1861,
anil waa past 64 year» o f age at hia
death. He waa always a hearty man
but succumbed to the bane o f middle
life, hardening o f the arterlea. He had
l**en married three times, hia Aral wife
being Mias Ida Isabel Pool, who died in
1X1*7. O f the eleven children born to
hi» Aral union, nine o f them are living
They are; Mr». J E. Jilopcr, A. D.
Murphy, A. L. Murphy, Grant Mur
phy, Mra. Uyron Robertson, Mra. Ev
erett Gardner, Mra. J. H. Klecker and
Mra. Jaa. Thomas o f Stayton and G. H.
Murphy o f Salem.
Mr. Murphy came to Oregon in 1884
ami settled near Independence, living
there until 1898, when he moved to
Stayton, where he resided until hia
In 1901 he waa married to Margaret
£. Riggs, who died in 1910, and a year
later was united to Mrs. Susan Good
man, who preceded him to the Great
Heyond in April last.
Mr. Murphy accepted the Christian
faith in full about 13 years ago ami
died with implicit faith in hia Redeem
er. A« a citizen he was found trying
to help better the conditions o f the
community, and during hia life in Slay
ton had lieen honored as a member o f
the City Council and also as a member
o f the school board for years.
A** a neighbor, there were few hia
equal, always ready to help the leas
fortunate. He waa a member o f the
Masonic order, Santiam I/odge No. 25,
A. F. & A. M. o f this city and a mem-
tier o f a higher order o f Maaona in Al
bany. The impressive Masonic cere
mony was used at the burial. The fun
eral services, which were attended by
a large circle o f friends and fellow
townsmen, were held in the Christian
church, Rev. E. H. 1-ockhart, pastor o f
the M E. church o f this rtty officiating.
Interment waa In the Masonic ceme
tery o f Stayton Monday, Jan. 3.
We wish to express o u r sincere
thanks to our many friends and neigh
bors for their help and sympathy dur
i n g the sickness and burial o f our be
loved father, G. W. Murphy. Also to
the Masonic order for the beautiful
ceremony and many tokens o f love and
We also wish to thank the
Masonic and Moose lodges and many
friends for the beautiful Aoral offer
ings, and the choir for the music.
Mrs. J. E. Sloper
A. I). Murphy
A. L. Murphy
Mrs. Byron Robertson
Mrs. Everett Gardner
Mrs. J. H. Klecker
Mrs. Jas. Thomas.
Tom Galloway and wife, Jess Camp
bell and family, and ('has. Nolan and
family were over from Salem Saturday
afternoon and stayed with Joe Peery
and wife till Sunday evening.
D. Townes and wife o f Mt. Pleasant
were trading with Stayton merchants
The Year That’s Past
The Year That’s Coming
Th* annual New Year'a dinner of
th<* Waldo II dir. neighborhood wan held
at the W .H .Tate home.
The day waa
■pent In visiting ard voral and instru-
mental music. A good time waa en
joyed by all thoae present who were:
Mr. and Mra. W .II.Tate, Mr. and Mra.
It.Wugncr. Mr.and Mra. Wayne Aahby,
Mr. and Mra.A.( ' . Harrow», Mr.andMra.
C.J. Hunt, Mr. and Mra.J.T.Hunt, Mr.
and Mra. E.C.Downing, Mra. Arnanda
King nf S.iemrC.j7seTtK!|.' Dick, Tom
and Elbert Tate, Mariom Hunt, (.ester
and Fredrick Harrowa, Earl Downing
and the Misses Helen Hunt, Genevieve
Hatton, Ella Walk, Edna Tate, Georgia
ami Karhcl Hunt and Claries and Alice
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When we glance across the waters, however, one grows
sick with the blood and carnage of relentless war, and
wishes that such a year as 1915 may never be repeated in
the history o f this earth.
About fifty people gathered at the !
Mra. I.izsie Glauaer home Monday, |
January 3, t o celebrate the home- i
coming o f August Weinrich o f Alberta, I
The time w a a pleasantly [
■pent in playing games and dancing
and about midnight a delicious lanch !
was served after which the guests de
Trioae present were: Jacob Spaniol
and family, Tony Keigcr and family,
Hen Gehlcn and family. Geo. Weinrich
and wife, Albert Neitling and family,
Bill, Jake and Minnie Kerber, Cap,
Chris and Mary Cramer, Geo., Albert,
Mary, Julia and Agnea Hoedigheimer,
('has. Leo and Leona Frank, Mary i
Rock, Carie Mueller, Lisaie and Joee- '
phine l.ambrecht. Frank Grierson,
Frank Klecker, Tony Heiderer, Garrett
Toelle, the guest o f honor, August
Weinrich, and the hostesa, Mrs. Lizzie
WILL BE JANUARY 15
OUT TO HELP
As Mr. and Mrs. Oron Weddle both
are confined to their beds, Mr. Weddle
seriously, and Mrs. Weddle with a part
ly dislocated hip. the neighbors turned
out yesterday morning and filled their
woodshed with good hr. Dennis Cald
well gave the timber and A . D. Gard
ner furnished the team to haul the cu‘.
wood, while the merchants and eitizena
donated a good dinner to the men and
some money besides. The dinner was
taken over to the woods by Frank Les
ley and C. C. Mulkey.
Those who cut, sawed and split te:i
big ricks o f wood for the unfortunate
lamiiy are: W. R Brenner, L. C. Bail
ey, Luther Cole, Carl Follia.R. Henkel,
Arthur Johnson, Cecil Riggs, Floyd
Crabtree. John FeUen, Adam Shep
herd, Geo. Warford, Cliff Stayton, Fitz
Goodman,Frank Hamman, Chas. Staab,
Gus Trask, Orlo Mack, Chas. Stowell,
A. S. Pancoast, Archie Caspell and Art
They ail had a jolly good time and
did a good work besides.
Greed, that human monster, stands out supreme on the
blood-stained fields of Europe, with his bony fingers
clutching at the hearts of all. Greed, whether of gold,
power or ambition is the cause of more suffering, pain and
woe than all other causes combined. We are not egotisti
cal enough to claim to know who is responsible for this
world-wide catastrophe, but it is quite possible that the
blame can be distributed in several places.
After a shuddering look into the pages of the past
twelve months, one looks with hope into the new year just
dawning over the Eastern horizon, with the belief that
surely the warring nations who are so desperately trying
to annihilate each other will come to their senses before
the sun sets December 31, 1916.
Stayton has made several advances during the year
that’s past, notably among which is the ferection of t he
Stayton High School and the standardizing of the same.
We believe that few people, even the most ardent sup
porters o f good schools, fully realize the importance of
this step tnat has been taken by this district The effect
of the future years can be but dimly foretold by the num
ber of outside students enrolled tv* fi^-sl year. Let them
come, Stayton will take care of them. The business men
of Stayton also are nearer a “ get together point” than
they were a year ago, the outlook for a prosperous year is
being seen and preached on every hand, ‘ and the time is
not so far distant when transportation—a v:tal necessity
of every community—will be settled once and for all.
The Stayton High School Orchestra
wii) appear in concert i n the High j
The Stayton Mail will continue, as it has in the past,
School Auditorium Saturday evening,
to champion every cause that it believes is for the growth
January 16. This is the second o f the 1
and betterment of Stayton and vicinity, and takes this
series o f school entertainments to be
opportunity of wishing every one of its many readers, as
given during the winter.
well as all others, a prosperous and happy new year.
An excellent program is being ar- :
ranged. Probably the moat elaborate
Your attention is called to our ad on another page of
number on the program will be "A nvil 1
The Mail, with the subscription offer attached, which will
Chorus” from "II Trovatore” , played
with electrically charged anvils.
bring to your home the best and newsiest paper printed in
room is darkened during this number j
the Santiam Valley, which it “ covers like a blanket.”
and the effect o f the electric flashes
when the anvils are struck is weirdly
A vaudeville skit "$495 F.O. B. De
troit", by Guy Hurt and a humorous
number "S lip Horn Stuff” , will be the
headliners in the way o f laugh produc
Mr. Herbert vonl^he will render
"T itl’ s Serenade” as a clarinet solo
and Mr. Leo Klecker "M y Heart at
Educational trips for its ticket agents
It is stated ss a positive fact by those
Thy Sdrbfct Voice” . Both o f these num who know, that Prof. W. C. Gauott o f is the latest feature adopted by the
bers are splendid and will undoubtedly the Stayton schools has announce*! him Southern Pacific Company to add to the
be well received.
; self as candidate before the republican efficiency o f its men.
There will be music and skits for all 1 primary for County School Superin
Passenger Traffic Manager CharlesSi
tastes—big stuff for the high brows tendent.
Fee has arranged a thirty day tour of
that haven’ t digested their dinners and
The present incumbent, W . M. Smith, the East and Middle West for ticket
Sh! ! a few good rags and toe ticklers has had the ofliee for three terms, and salesmen from the principal Southern
for low brows like you and I.
it is not known whether he will be a Pacific agencies on the Pacific System.
You can’ t afford to miss it.
They will visit Chicago, Boston, St.
Prof. Gauntt will come before the Louis, Philadelphia, New York and
people well equipped for the position. other large cities, paying particular at
He is thirty-five years o f age, has been tention to the railroad geography o f the
in Oregon nine years, all o f which have country, so that, upon their return, in
been spent as principal o f Scotts Mills, dealing with the public they will have
Hubbard, Gervais, Capital Normal, Sa first-hand knowledge, based on travel
lem, and Stayton. Prof. Gauntt came ing experience, with which to answer
from Indiana and has five years of questions. The men are leaving in
groups o f five, and all their expenses
teaching to his credit in that state.
No doubt be will make a strong race ;re met by the Company.
for the place and The Mail feels sure | The Southern Pacific is the only Cali-
that no one can make a mistake in slip- forma road to maintain, separate and
porting him. His official announcement distinct from its agencies, an informa-
will come at a later date.
lion buieau for the guidance o f travel-
ers, colonists and the public in general.
The educational trips for the ticket
The week o f prayer is being observed
men are supplementary to this service.
at the Methodist Episcopal church with
a service each evening in the Epworth
League room. Next week a series of
WILL PLAY AGAIN TONIGHT
cottage prayer meetings to be held in
various parts o f the town, in the after
noons, is being planned as part o f the
The Eastern Play Co. played to a
campaign on the part o f the pastor to fairly good house at the Opera House
quicken religious interest.
Sunday last night instead o f the Stayton Thea
morning he will preach on “ The Ex tre on account o f the size o f the stage.
cuses o f Moses,” and in the evening "The Price She Paid” was the title of
his sermon topic will be " A Talented the play, and everyone present enjoyed
Man Who Failed to Make Good.’ ’ The i t thoroughly.
These people carry
public ia invited to all services.
special scenery, and the High School
This • W e e k
PROF. GAUNTT WILL RUN EDUCATIONAL TRIPS
FOR S. P. AGENTS
O n ly
The cheapest books you ever
bought considering standard
reading matter in popular
fiction are on sale at Sloper’s
for one week only.
Sloper’s Drug Store
S e m i N o . 1034
A watch party was held at the Al
bert Weidner home near Aumsvillc
New Year’s eve. About fifty young
people enjoyed the festivities until a
Dancing, playing cards,
snowballing and washing faces were
among the numerous pastimes o f the
Those from Stayton attending were:
D M. Doll and wife, Nick Gehlen, wife
and baby, Andy Rauscher and sons
Andy Jr. and Jos., Misses Mary and
Leona Frank, Carrie and Emma Muel
ler, Hilda Reiger and Minnie Kerber
Messrs. Frank Kerber, Chaa. and Leo
Frank, Frank Klecker and Wm. and
The three-hundred-Hixty-five days of nineteen-hundred-
fifteen have sped their tireless hours, and a pause upon
the threshold of a bright New Year might do us Rood.
The year that is on the verge o f joining? that “ innumera
ble caravan” has been one of immense prosperity to the
United States as a whole, and Stayton can truthfully say
that, notwithstanding the low price of our only commer
cial commodity lumber we have had a much better year
than the one before.
For Sale —Good second hand Ford; in
quire at the Mail office.
A WATCH PARTY
NEW YEAR'S DINNER
CARD OF TRANKS
J A N U A R Y 6,
oreheatra furnished the music.
Mr. and Mra. E. Thoms o f Genesee, same company will present another
Idaho, were entertained at dinner by play tonight al tbe ..nine place. Prices
15 and 35c.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Doll Sunday.
GOING TO QUIT
BUSINESS FOR GOOD
AGED LINN COUNTY
Abram Overholtz was born in Mark
ham, Canada March 15, 1337, and died
J an. 1 1916.
At the age o f three years he moved
with his parents to Welland county,
Canada. He waa married to Cordelia
Bland in 1863. In 1886 he moved with
hia family to Marshall county, Iowa,
where he resided thirteen years.
1881 he moved to Boone county, Nebr.,
coming to Linn county, Oregon in the
spring o f 1892, where he resided on a
farm four miles south o f Stayton till
His wife and aix children survive him
1 two daughters having died in Nebras-
The surviving children are: Mrs. Ed
Flemming and Mra. J. W. Dart o f Sc-
io, Mr*. G. M. Finley o f Crabtre«.
Arthur o f Paulina, Oregon, Leroy E .of
Harrington, Washington and Clarence
o f Scio.
Funeral services were held at his
residence conducted by Rev. McClain
o f Snelbum, and interment whs in the
Wetsner cemetery January 2.
CITY COUNCIL MET
TWICE THIS WEEK
The city council met Monday night
and installed the new and re-electei
members. The personnel o f the coun
cil now is: Dr. H. A. Beauchamp, may
or; J. R. Gardner, Chas. Stayton, Mrs.
J. P. Wilbur, C. A. Luthy, councilmen;
J. B. Grier, Recorder; V. Dare Sloper,
Treasurer. John Downing, Marshal.
A committee investigated the owner
ship o f the ditch along the Masonic
grove, and will have the same survey
All the bills were settled for the old
year, and the treasurer’ s report will be
fo«nd in another column o f tbe Mail.
On Tuesday night the new council
met in regular aession and after a short
Peter Deidrich, wouldn't be handling
the United States Cream Separst. r
were it not a good one.
Notice his attractive ad this week.
The “ makeup" o f the United Sta’ ts
Cream Separator advertisements t!
year is superfine, in keeping with bc ’ h
the reliable man who haniles the goo '»
and the superior quality o f the artic.o
Mr. Deidrich would like to show y i
a few things worth knowing about
G.C.Eksman, proprietor o f the Stay-
ton Housefurnishing Co. has a better
proposition in view, and is going to
cloee out his immense line o f Furniture,
Carpets, Rugs, etc. at absolute manu
You need furniture,
now is the time to buy. Read the full
page ad in the Mail and also the mon
ster bills that are being distributed.
A little money will go a long way.
We are sorry to lose Mr. Eksrnan
from nmong us, for he has been a
F. J. Deters, wife and children i f
good booster for Stayton all the time;
but facts are hard things to over come, Portland spent the week-end visitirg
and he says he is going to sell out, and Mrs. Deters parents, Mr. and Mrs.
we believe it.
Mina Taylor House
A re attractive to w om en because they contain
the follow in g features
B e c a u se they follow the fashion
tendencies of the d a v carefully.
B e c a u se m ade of h andsom e yet
stu rd y m aterial that stan d w ear.
B e c a u se they are cut to the
proper size and fit perfectly.
CORDED BUTTON HOLES M ad e on a special m a
chine th at m a k e s a lo ck , non-ravelin g stitch.
Children's Aprons 28c to 42c.
Ladies’ Aprons 4 8 c , 58c, 75c, 79c, 89c.
Ladies’ House Dresses 98c, $ 1 .2 8 , $1.47.
S e e o u r d isp la y of K im o n a cloth.
B u y one for cold w eather.
Mayo’s Cash Store