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THE STAYTON MAIL
STAYTON, MARION COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY, JULY J7, 1919
¿5th. Year, No. 27.
PORTLAND & SOUTHEASTERN ROAD
HAS RIGHT-OF-WAY FROM SELAH
SPRINGS TO THE LAMBERT PLACE
MOUNT AN G EL HAS GIVEN YARD
ROOM AND SECURED EIGHT
MILES OF RIGHT OF W A Y -
TW ELVE MILES
In an interview with Mr. J.
W. Koater. of the Myler Con
struction company and Mr. L>-
nott, representative manager of
the Portland & Southeastern rail
road. this week we learn that
they have secured right-ofway
from Selah Springs running
this way to the latrubert (dace.
Mount Angel has Riven, the
company yard room and hits se
cured eight and a half miles of
rightofway. Sublimity has also
given twelve miles and clear sail
ing through the town.
brings the road close to Stayton.
but there it seems to have met
with an obstruction.
Mount Angel has had u couple
of meetings and there is another
scheduled for Monday night.
Sublimity is in line but when it
comes to Stayton it sort of dies
Acording to Mr. Foster of the
Myler Construction Co., the P. &
S. E. will build from Mt. Angel,
on the west side of the Cascades
to Bend, via Sisters, then south
east to Nevada, where it will
ultimately connect up with the
Western Pacific, thereby gaining
an outlet from Portland to San
For the last several weeks,
crews of engineers numbering
upwards of 36 men have been
under the direction of Mr. Fos
ter, making preliminary surveys
on the summit. These surveys
afe being rushed with all possi
ble speed and will be completed
within the next few weeks, after
which the crews will begin oper
ations on the east slope of the
divide in to Sisters.
Mr. Foster said: "So far as
the new company and the con
struction company are concerned
we are all ready at this time to
begin work. I believe we will
be ready to begin work either in
the vicinity of Mt. Angel for the
first 40 or 50 miles by Septem
b e r 1st. or west from the sum
m it toward Mt. Angel.
Citizens of Stayton, are you
going to let all the little towns
around you put it over Stayton?
The road is at our door. Wake
up and see that it comes in.
HAS FINE GRAIN
STAYTON MAY GET
Last Thursday J. H. Thoma
noticed an item in one of the
Portland papers stating tha* the
State Fish and Game Commis
sion were making arrangem ents
Captain Lewis Bleakney was for a trip to the Santiam river
born January 20. 1838, in the to decide on a site for a new
town cf Indiana, Pa. He died State Fish Hatchery.
July 14. 1919, at his home in took the item and Went to see
Aumsville, Oregon, at the age of W. J. Mayo and together they
81 years, five months and 24 days. got in communication^ with the
The deceased was a veteran of State Game Warden concerning
the civil war, having enlisted the matter, as they thought Stay-
June 10, 1861, in the 19th Illiffnis ton had as good a location for a
Volunteers. He served continu hatchery as any place on the
ously until 1886, and was muster river, taking everything into
ed out April 20, 1886. When consideration.
On calling Mr.
mustered out his rank was cap Shoemaker over the phone, they
tain and acting assistant adjtuant were advised that in all probab
general on Gen, Hazen’s staff.
ility the hatchery would most
He was married to miss Sarah likely he established near De
White of Kellog, Iowa. May 14. troit, and did not give any hope
1868, and to this union there was for the hatchery to be establish
born two children, a son and ed in this vicinity: but advised
daughter. The daughter is Mrs. that they would no doubt be able
Winnifred Evans of Portland, to stop at Stayton on their wav
who with her husband is now in to Detroit and see what we had
Yellowstone park. The son is Jay I to offer,
Bleakney of Portland.
Not satisfied with this advice
Deceased has been a resident Mayo and Thoma went to Port
of Aumsville for the past 45 years la n d Friday and interviewed Mr.
and was at one time postmaster Clanton. Master Fish Warden,
of the town. The funeral was who has charge of the location
held from the home with services of the hatchery. As a result of
at the cemetery conducted by the this interview, Mr. Clanton ac
old soldiers and Rev. Bronner of companied by Mr. Warren, a
Marion. Interm ent was in Tur member of the State Fish and
Game Commission, and State
Representative Hughes and oth
er prominent Marion and Linn
, county sportsmen, reached Stay-
ton Saturday and viewed the
land between the Salem and
Stayton Ditch Company’s races,
just east of the Masonic grove.
The Fish warden v)as very favor
ably impressed with the sight,
and from alt reports it is probab
le that the hatchery will be lo
cated here, if a suitable dam can
bo constructed on the river. An
other trip will he made to this
place to further investigate the
T h e O ld R eliable
m atter of a suitable dam.
It would be a fine thing to
have the hatchery located here.
It will mean the expenditure of
considerable money, as a refrig
Tf'Y?’ A t the R ight Price
erator plant, hatchery buildings,
lar Lids, Mason Zinc and Economy: also best grade of
pond and dam oif the river,
which would be of concrete and
a permanent proposition.
Men’s Porous Knit Under One line of Men’s Shirts,
The locating of the hatchery
wear in two piece c i f)A sizes 14J to ll>i your
here will bring a large amount
suits, per su it.......
of visitors to Stayton 'and will
We also have a good Naptha Soap. 1 bars for
also he a splendid opportunity
for making a beautiful park ad
Do N ot O verlook T h ese B arg ain s
joining the proposed hatchery
Our cjtizens should Ho
Estc.,’,b'hofl 16 vears 11 T
17 f / f C O
everything they can to secure
*hb- Industry I r Stayton, Here’s
F ruit.J ars...c7 wason
Pints, Quarts and Half Gallons
V V . I ’.
MILL CITY HONOR
BIG TRACT OF TIMBER TO
GETS TROUT FRY
BE TAPPED BY C. & E. RAILROAD
FOR SANTIAM RIVER
AT SUNDAY SERVICE
Clarence Beauchamp one of
The honor roll demobilizing
the most enthusiastic nomrods of service was held Sunday evening
Stayton and who has caught! at the Presbyterian church. On
more of. the finny tribe than any the church and community roll
O ther of his kind in this vicinity, had beer written 57 names.
noticed that the Santiatn river These names were read for the
was getting a little shy of fish. last time and the pasto*- gave a
J. T. Hunt, county commission He made application to the State brief account of their services on
er, is showing several heads of Fish and Game Commission for land, on sea and in the air. So
wheat taken from his farm three a hunch of fry and his efforts far as known none of them has
miles northeast of Sublimity and were awarded by being informed been killed. Some havg been
17 miles due east of Salem. that 4000 trout and Rainbow fry wounded "over th ere," one of
Said wheat. Mr. Hunt explained, would be shipped to Kingston on them, Nye Phillips, lost a leg in
shows more filled grain and a the State Fish Car on the 18th of France. Another Ward M. Ack-
general better condition than July, to be planted in the Santi- lev was cited for acts of bravery.
anything raised the past genera am river at Stayton. Clarence One family, McDonald, has fur
tion. He has 125 acres of wheat will be-on hand and plant the fry bished four sons for the country’s
and his boys have in 40 acres. in the stream.
service. Two of them, Ben Mc
Mr. Hunt also has a fine crop of I There will also be 10 cans for Donald and Mason McDonald,
oats, in all 225 acres, that he Lyons and some to be sent to the have returned from France; Le-
figures will run from 30 to 40 lakes above Detroit.
land McDonald is in Siberia and
bushels an acre. The farm is
Clarence is to be commended Lester McDonald is soon expect
known as the Beaver Glen stock on his sportsmanlike spirit and ed home.
farm and is the original dona his work should be heralded with
Patriotic songs were sung by
tion land taken up by Mr. H unt’s enthusiasm.
the c h o i r and congregation.
father, G. W. Hunt in 1851.
The pastor in his prayer offered
The land has never passed out of
thanksgiving for victory a n d
the Hunt family. The Com
peace. The families of the sol
missioner now owns the entire
diers dead were remembered.
640 acres. Capital Jounal
LAST TAPS FOR
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Serial No. 1162
SPUR BUILDING FROM MEHAMA
CAMPS ARE BEING CONSTRUCT
ED —MEN AND TEAMS ARE A T
W O R K -S T E E L BRIDGE TO
BE BUILT ACROSS RIVER
Mr. J. P. Wilbur went to
Portland last Saturday where he
met Mrs. Wilbur, who just re
A trip th the town of Mehama,
turned from a three months trip
first of the week, revealed
through California and Colorado.
fact that work has at last
Mrs. Wilbur has relatives in both
on the five miles of rail
the states and reports a most de
will be built into the
lightful visit in the land os flow
up in the mountains.
ers and sunshine. Mrs. Wilbur
starts from the C. &
spent th t past few weeks in
a mile west of
Colorado where the weather was
not so hot as it is in California.
She reports the roads there de
lightful for motoring and was so tract of timber which is said to
impressed with the mode of tra belong to the Silverton Lumber
veling that she purchased a new Mills.
Iver J. Rosten, of Portland,
Caifornia (Roamer) car. Mr.
the contract for the grading
and Mrs. Wilbur returned to
work was commenced the
first of the month.
At present there are two
Jesse Waters was here from
camps. No. 1 camp is located a t
Idana this week renewing old Burdecks, which will be knoiyn
as the head camp and where Mr.
Saturday evening, July 5, a
W. D. Haley, who has been in
simple wedding ceremony was
this territory for some time buy
held at the home of Mr, and Mrs.
ing right-of-way for the company,
Thomas A. Booth. The contract
will be located. No. 2 camp is
ing oarties were Miss Susan May
located on the Kubin place above
Bielemeyer of Mt. Angel and
Bill Hermens of Sublimity, Mehama. This camp is under
Mr. Edwin Booth of Silverton. who is well known here, narrow course of construction and will
The bridegroom is a brother of ly escaped drowning in the log be completed by the first of next
Thomas Booth. The wedding is "pond, east of Stayton, Sunday week.
the culmination of an engage afternoon. He, together with
P. G. Hogan and Mr. Hanson,
ment of some months. They ex Isadore Bell, Fred Hottinger and w ho'are on the ground, have
pect to make their home in Mill Eugene Ditter, also of Sublimity, charge of all the grading and
City. Rev. E. E. Clark tied the wer£ taking a cool plunge when ledge work, and they state they
nuptial knot.—Albany Democrat Bill suddenly slipped into a deep will employ about 150 men in the
hole and went under. The wat two camps.
er at this point was about 15 The setimated time in which
feet deep. He went down the it will take to complete the road
third time and was in the water is five months.
about seven or eight minutes
The company wHI also con
The estate of Joseph Stein- before his companions could res struct a steel bridge across the
kamp. who was killed by a train cue him. He was uncouncious Santiam river near Mehama and
at Millers last week, is estimated when taken out of the water. the work of building the concrete
at $3,000, of which $2.900 is in First aid was administered while piers will be started immediately.
real property and $100 in personal a messenger was sent for Dr. This piece o f work will be one of
Brewer. Bill was on the way to
the first th a t will be completed
The heirs are the father and recovery when the Dr. arrived and will give work to a number
mother and four brothers. Henry on the scene and is now 0 . K. of men outside of the road con
again. ______ _
Steinkamp has been appointed
administrator and J. T. Hunt, B.
Rumor has it that a saw mill
G. Bordigheimer and W. C. Win
will be erected as Mehama. The
slow have been appointed ap
Chas. Cladek, proprietor of site has been purchased, but the
praisers of the estate.
the Cladek Garage, spent a few writer was unable to get any
days at Portland last week pur- <jata as to when work will be
Johnny, Get Your Gun.
„ tr! r e p a i r shop Started on the mill.
h i s in«
With the building of the new
believes in giving his
Jack rabbits are getting so Charley
customers the best there is in road, Mehama, and he sister-
numerous in the neighborhood of the line of repair work and will
town, Lyons, will take on new
Scio that they are becoming a soon be in shape to turn out
life. Houses in both towns are
nuisance, doing considerable dam work with machinery on short
up and business is on the
age to gardens and crops. The notice that has heretofore handi-
people are planning on some capdti him by the hand route.
method of extermination and
will probably round up the .des
tructive Jacks sometime this fall.
BACK FROM THE
LAND OF SUNSHINE
DROWNING IN POND
BUYS NEW MACHINERY
Weekly Industrial Review.
The state highway commission
has let 100 miles of new contracts.
The S. P. will replace the
wooden bridge across the Wil
lamette with steel structure. At
present this bridge is noted as
longest wooden drawbridge in
A distillery is being built at
Harrisburg to pool the 1919 crop
of mint of Linn. Lane and Bend
New Oregon hops are bringing
50 cents pound, the record price
in 37 years.
At Echo hay is selling for $16
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Thirty-five car loads of sheep
#ero shipped to Chicago from
Five tons of cherries are lieing
Oil Cook Stoves
have Glass Doors
Keep Walls Clean and Food Warm
At the touch of a match you have a fiame that, will do
your cooking faster and without the dirt of ashes or kind
ling. You can also get instantly any slower cooking flame
you want, right down to low simmering a simple turn of
the hand wheel does it. The flame is always in plain
sight thrtugh the mica doors.
We will be glad to demonstj-ote to you
the wide range of .flame adjustm ent and
ease of New Perfection operation.
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