The Stayton mail. (Stayton, Marion County, Or.) 1895-current, July 24, 1919, Image 1

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    S T A Y T O N , MARION COUNTY, OREGON. TH U RSD AY, JULY 24, 1919
25th. Year, No. 28.
FRANCHISE GRANTED TO PORTLAND
SOUTHEASTERN RAILROAD BY COUN­
CIL AT SPECIAL MEETING SATURDAY
GRANT ISSUED TO E. P. McMAHAN
COMPANY TRANSFERRED TO
PORTLAND SOUTHEAST­
ERN ROAO—THREE
YEAR GRANT
That the ruilroad question is
shaping itself in the eyes oi a
few Stayton people is a conceded
fact.
At a special meeting of the
city council Saturday evening,
the old grant that wan signed to
the P. McManan company for a
franchise to build a railooad
through Stayton, and which held
good till the first day of January
1920 , was transferred to the
Portland & Southeastern, the
company that is looking for a
right-of-way for a through line
from Portland to Bend.
On notification that the Mc­
Mahan company had turned over
their contract to the new com­
pany, the council deemed it ad­
visable to call a special, meeting
and look into the matter.
After careful consideration of
the matter a new ordinance was
drafted to cover t|je cancelling
of the old contract and giving
the Portland & Southeastern road
the following priviledges:
“ Commencing at n point in the
center of First where said Fret
street intersects the right-of-way
of Baid railroad at or near sta­
tion L 862 - 58 ; running thence
south along or near the center of
first street to its intersection
with the «enter of Water street:
thence easterly along or near the
center of Water street to a point
near or just easterly of the in­
tersection of Third street: thence
in a northeasterly direction over
and across Fourth street: thence
over and across private property
to the intersection of Sixth street
with the Salem ditch; thence
northerly along the center of the
east half of Sixth street to the
Eugene Ditter, son of Jack
Ditter, has purchased the grocery
intersection of Hollister street. department from Ditter-Bell Co.
Also, commencing in the center at Sublimity, and will continue
of Water street at its intersec­ in business at the old stand.
Eugene has been connected
tion with First street and run­
with
the above firm for a num­
ning thence westerly along or
ber
of
years and has a host of
near the center of Water street
friends
who are glad to see him
and West Water street to the
in
business.
He will carry a full
west end of West Water street.
stock
of
groceries,
auto assesor-
Also: Commencing at a point
ies,
oils,
etc.,
and
will strive at
in the center of the Hast half of
all
times
to
please
his
patrons.
Sixth street with its intersection
Messrs
Ditter
and
Bell
the re­
with Hollister street and running
tiring
firm
have
been
in
business
thence along the center of Hol­
lister street the entire length in Sublimity for the past twenty
thereof as now laid out and indi­ years and have built up a general
cated according to the record store business second to none in
plat thereof now on file and of the valley. Their planes for the
record in the office of the county ¡future have not been laid, but
we hope they will see fit to re­
recorder in and for Marion.
main in our midst.
The life of the new contract
is three years. This may seem
a long time, but when one con- KNOWS OF SPECIAL BAIT
ciders that the government has
THAT GETS THE FISH
not vet turned the railroads back
to the individual owners— and
A party composed of John
that it wii! take at least —well,
guess again nobody knows how Thoma. H. T. Grace, George
Brown and George Beedle and
long.
son
will go to the coast Saturday
That Stayton is in line for a
in
search
of the big fish.
railroad is a conceded fact and
Thoma says he knows the best
with the exceptions of a few of
bait on the market and in fact
the (we don’t need a railroad
told
the editor how a friend of
knockers on account that it will
his
caught
fish by the wholesale.
raise our taxes) the project is
We are nqt in a position to de-
meeting with a velvet feeling.
This company has men at work vulge the name of the bait but
John says it is the best on the
on a part of the road that will
market even suckers have been
tap rich mining and agricultural
known to take it.
sections of this part of the coun­
try and we are informed that the
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. John
route is from Mount A n g e l
Blakely
will be pleased to hear
through this place thence along
that
a
6
pound boy arrived at
the middle fork of the Santiam
river through Withycombe and their home at Berlin, Oregon, on
Quartsville Mining company to July 20 , and has announced his
Three Pyramids (Three Sisters), intention of making his home
then due south to Lava Lake, with them.
east to Lost Lake and through
the Cascades at HogB Pass.
SALEM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Stayton has a n u m b e r of
TO RESUME PRACTICE
live citizens who are over and
above board. They get out and
Conductor John R. Sikes, of
hustle to land every industry of the Salem Symphony Orches­
that heads our way —but they tra announces that practice will
are handicaped by a few who be resumed the first week in
can’t see that competition is the October and in talking with the
Mail reporter, the first of the
week, he said he would like to
make the organization state wide
if he could. He invites all musi-
1 cal inclined people in this part of
the county to get in touch with
him as he wants members from
| all over the county.
If you can play any kind of an
I instrument and want to get into
good company in the musical line
write to Prof. Sikes at Salem.
Goods
s
S ilks
V o iles
oMen's and W om ens’
Furnishings
W aists and Corsets
» W o O RCESTER
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^ C O R S E T S ,
o A Com plete
line ot fresh
Groceries
— PRICES RIGHT —
DOLL'S
Cash Store
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S e ria l N o . 1 1 6 3
EUGENE DITTER BUYS
¡DELBERT MURPHY
LINN COUNTY FAIR
DITTER-BELL STOCK
WRITES FROM ITALY
SEPTEMBER 1 6 , 1 7 , 1 8
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THE STAYTON MAIL
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Jordan Cheese Factory
Ships $10,000 Worth of
Cheese to Los Angeles
In an interview whith P. D.
McIntosh, manager and cheese
maker of the Jordan Cheese
Factory, last week we learned
that business has been exception­
ally good with them. In June
the factory s h i p p e d $10.000
worth of the product to Los
Angeles and will ship a car load
this week to San Francisco.
The capacity of the plant is
1000 pounds of cheese a day and
it is of the finest grade. They
are behind with orders which
shows that Jordan cheese is in
demand.
life of trade.
Stayton is going to take on
new life in the near future, and
he who says nay. has a crook in
his gun barrel.
This road cannot be built in a
day but it can be built in the
near future.
Trieste, Italy
June 22 , 1919
Dear Mamma and P a p a -
Will drop you a line to-day to
let you know or at least give you
an idea of this country because
I have sure seen some of it.
However I may be home by the
time this letter reaches you.
There are things here that
breaks my heart with pity for
these people. There are things
that are most beautiful too.
Most men have to go without
shoes. Food and clothing are
out of sight as far as money is
concerned. Sugar is unknown
since the war. The flour we
brought over sold for $20.00 a
barrell on the dock. Every bit
of what was spilled on the street
was picked up. There are many
war cripples here besides the
other suffers.
Food is being
shipped in as fast as possible to
give them relief.
Trieste is about the size of
Portland. Only one building was
hit by an Aeroplane bomb which
done lots of damage. Trieste is
also in the same latitude as Port­
land too, but is 10,500 miles east
of it.
I wont out to the battle fields
12 miles west of Trieste. Every­
thing is laid fiat to the ground.
The ground is rocky and most of
the fighting, here, was done in
the open. I picked up 3 shell
clips, 1 one pound shell, 1 gas
mask, 2 bayonets, 1 helmet a
piece of sharpne! 1 trench spade
and etc.
Everything is much like it was
last November, the automobiles
and heavy guns having been
taken sway and in some places
they even remain.
In one swamp w-here hand to
hand fighting occured I saw
60,000 dead men on about 160
acres. It was a terrible sight
and the fumes made a gas mask
come in handy. Men torn to
pieces in all shapes. Arms, legs,
hands, feet, heads and bodies
strewed all over the ground be­
sides guns (rusted beyond fur­
ther use), bayonets, shells and
shrapnel shot in from the hillsides.
Such was my first and last visit
to a battle field of the world’s
worst war.
So far as I can see there will
be some more war before long as
these countries are remobilizing
their armies. Peace must be
dealt with care to prevent i t
We have been down from here
to a place called Ragusa (Rah-
goos’ a) between Montenegro
and Austria. It has wonderful
sights also great historical rela­
tions about the time of Christ.
I counted 12 different army and
navy uniforms of different coun­
tries, Serbia. Montenegro. Eng­
land, Austra, Italy, Germany,
Turkey, France, Greece and the
U. S. A. The beauties of an­
cient stone buildings with tile
roofs and small railroads and
streets loose their beauty in my
estimation when I think of the
U. S. A.
Even the hillsides there are
made productive if there is any­
thing on them like soil. Most
every tree bears fruit or nuts.
It is too hard to earn a living
here. Anything is cheap except
food, clothes and cigarettes.
Personally l am in good health
and hope all of Stayton is the
same.
With love. Delbert.
The Messrs Henry Lulay, Leo
Willing and Ralph Tate have re­
cently left for Eastern Oregon
where they expect to find employ­
ment in the harvest fields.
The editor of the Scio Tribune
states that the Linn County
Fair, which will be held at Scio,
will this year eclipse anything
that has heretofore been held in
the history of the association.
Now that the war is over there
is no restrictions on anything
and those having the fair in
charge will leave nothing undone
that will make this year's event
one to be remembered by the
people of this part of the state.
Leonard Gilkfey superintendent
of the agricultural department
is making preparations for one
of the largest showings of grain
and other products. A premium
list is being prepared covering
all lines of exhibit and the prizes
will be the best. Those interest­
ed should get in touch with the
President, who will furnish full
particulars.
NOTICE TO WATER USERS
To patrons of the Stayton Wat­
er System.
You are requested to use all
care to prevent waste of water
when irrigating or sprinkling and
to comply with the regulations
in regard to the use of hydrants.
Use but one hose at a time,
with a nozel or sprinkler on with
finch opening, and not leave a
hydrant open at night.
Do not i’ je hose without nozel
at any time.
If the useless waste of water is
continued the city will be obliged
to enforce the regulations even
if the w'ater must be shut off at
the street connections.
I hope this will be sufficent.
J. B. Grier, Recorder
W. F. Klecker and family
motored to Cascadia Sunday.
GOVERNOR’S POPULARITY
IS GROWING FAST
0.L MYERS HOME
IS STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING
Girl Temporarily Blinded From Electrical
S tock— Wednesday's Electrical Storm
Worst Th is Section Has Seen
is
Many
Years
The electric storm which pass­
ed over this section early Wed­
nesday came very near destroying
the residence of O. E. Myers,
who lives between here and Sub­
limity,
Mr. Myers said the house was
struck in five different places
and took fire in three different
places. One bolt struck in the
brick foundation and threw brick
into the window where William
Myers was sleeping about ten
feet away. The telephone was
put completely out of oommission
and was brought to town for re­
pairs.
It was fortunate for Mr. Myers
that all the boys were at home
as he said it took some hustling
to keep the home from burning.
People who saw the place Wed­
nesday morning say it is a meri-
cle that some of the family were
not killed.
While Carl Follis and Frank
Harold were coming to town to
catch the early stage, a bolt of
lightning struck near them when
they were close to the covered
bridge across the river and Carl
was knocked down and Frank
Harold was somewhat stunned.
The boys recovered in a short
time and came into town. Carl
was a little nervous but Frank
was alright.
The Stayton Telephone office
was put out of commission for a
short time. Trees and fences
were tore up along the path of
the storm.
J. B. Van Handle’s daughter,
who was picking berries Wednes­
day morning, receiv dan electric
shock which left her blind for
some time. She has fully recov­
ered.
The two children of John Doz­
ier, who were in the grain field
early in the morning, w e r e
knocked down by the lightning.
They were shaken up some but
are none the worst from the
shock.
The following telegram was
sent to Governor Olcott by the
Lane County Fair Association,
of which Ray H. Wood is secre­
tary. last Thursday:
“ Can you arrange to do a par­
achute jump two or three days
during the Lane county fair?
The act may furnish you with
thrills not experienced in your
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Humph­
previous airplane work. We are
reys
were visiting their son at
counting on your well known
Monroe
the first of the week, re­
nerve and audacity to prompt you
turning
Wednesday.
to accept this invitation.”
C r w i / ’ i a / D i > f V a c tor men
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O / S C r C / c f / M ^ l I C C S fields, or anyone in terested in
OVERALLS!
Heavy plain blue bib
all'sires, per p a i r
| T C I Blue and w hite strip e
«P » ♦ / J | S tifer. per p a i r
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Maby you don’t know what J 5 tifer means but
call at the store and you may see for your­
self what they are.
r i r i n t R p M i d i * a r ! by other ads. because hav-
u u n i D C / V l l S I C i i U ina:5een in this neighbor­
hood for sixteen years we pride ourselves on the motto
which has made it possible for us to stav here that length
of time, namely—
“ 4 p a j r Q e a / f Q A //•>
Bring Us Your Evergreen Berries
W e b u y ' all kinds o f berries.
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