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About The Stayton mail. (Stayton, Marion County, Or.) 1895-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 21, 1919)
25th. Year, No. 32.
MARION COUNTY. OREGON. THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1919
LINN COUNTY SPORTSMEN
INVENTIVE GENIUS HAS
WOULD CLOSE SEASON Railroad Men Tell
STARTER FOR FORD CAR JUDGE GRIER
FIRE IN SILVER
Of A Pleasant Trip
To Surveying Camp
A lurge ¿mount of timber,
ocamp buiUlinRi*. bridges and log-
' rihr equipment belonRinR to the
Silver Creek Falla Timber Com
pany. southeaHt of Silverton,
waa destroyed by fire the first of
The fire is supposed to have
been started by ope o f the men
throwing a lighted match on the
ground after having lighted a
fuse in blowing stumps, at camp
The fire destroyed the camps
No«. 1, 2. 3. 4. and also camp No.
9. 'Gfeere is not a building left
in these camps. The logging
equipment was also destroyed.
Ten bridges were consumed by
the dames and as a consequence
three logging locomotives are lay
The main lines>f the company
^from Silverton was not damaged.
The large mill at Silverton was
immediately closed down and
every available man was sent to
the woods, to fight the fire. It
is estimated that there were 800
men sent out. The fire was said
to be under control Tuesday but
that there was a large amount of
green timber that was in danger.
The wages paid the men is $5
%a day for eight hours work in
This has been the best season
the Silver Falls Company has
had and they have l>een running
two shifts for some time.
The destroying of the camps
will stop operations at the mill
for some little time.
AFTERNOON T E A
The sportsmen o f Linn county
have petetioned the State Game
Commission to close the season
on Chinese Pheasants thi« year
on account that there are not
many of the pretty birds in that
neck o’ the woods this year.
Under the new law a hunter
can kill three hens out o f every
ten birds and they nay that with
a small crop of pheasants, it will
greatly reduce the supply o f birds
in the county. •
FAREWELL PARTY FOR
MR. AND MRS. RUBLE
Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Ruble were
agreeably surprised on Friday
evening last, by a jolly crowd o f
their intimate friends. The self
invited guests met at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Keech and
marched in a body to the Ruble
home to tender the family a fare
well reception, prior to their de
parture for their new home.
Needless to say a pleasant time
was the outcome.
Mr. Keech brought up the
rear of the procession with his
auto loaded with ice cream and
cake, previously prepared by the
The hour was late when the
guests departed after wishing
God speed to the Tionor guests
and assuring them o f the high
esteem in'which they are held by
their immediate neighbors. .
Those attending were:
and Mrs. Geo. Keech, Mr. and
Mrs. John Van Handle, Mr. and
Mrs. C. Bodman and children,
Mrs. Silhavy and son Urioh, Mrs.
I^ e Tate and son Lee. Mrtu
James Kane. Mr.‘ John Lilly, the
Misses Ella and Lois Williams.
Mary Luly, Alma Nendel, Greta
Ruble and host and hostess Mr.
and Mrs. O. J. Ruble.
BELLS ARE BUSY .
Mrs. J. P. Wilbur was hostess
at an afternoon tea Saturday a f
ternoon, at her residence “ Wild
wood, ’ ’ honoring her mother Mrs.
H. H. Kirk, of Halsey, and her
aunt, Mrs. I. N. Van Winkle of
There were present about 25
^guests, among whom was Rev.
Dr. Ford, o f Salem.
Several of the guests being
pioneers gave some very inter
esting talks pertaining to their,
early experiences ir. crossing the (
planes in early days. The after
noon was pleasantly spent in con
versation and musical selections
until 5 o ’clock when a dainty
«^lunch was served of ice cream, :
tea ami cakes when a lawn group
was arranged for the guests to !
have their pictures taken.
The guests dispersed at bi n,
the evening with pleasant mem-'
ories o f a delightful afternoon, i
Those present besides the Rev.
Dr. Ford were: Mr. and Mrs.
Burgess Ford, Mesdames Cain,
' Elder. Luthy, Missler, J. Gard
ner. Cox. W. Follis, Follis, Geo.
Brqwn, C. H. Brewer, Beadle,
Hobcon, Chance, Adah Pearl. H.
H. Kirk, I. N. Van Winkle, M iss1
Elizabeth Chance. Miss Anna
Heit, Mr. J. P. Wilbur.
Lauren Wilson returned last
•'Saturday from the east where
f he just left the U. S. S. Fulton,
one of Uncle Sam’s fighting
lioats that he has been on for the
past 14 months. He made sever
al trips across the watter. He
has been a married man for the
past two years which was a sur-
prite to his many friends here,
and he is also a father. The 11
months old .daughter is whith
■ Mrs. Wilson in Conneticut, where
Lauren will return about the 15;
th of September.
The Inst Joyous shouts celebrat
ing peace were drowned in the
merry peal of wedding bells at
W'nshlngton and the chimes have
been growing In volume ever
since. These three beauties are o(
Iho exclusive capital set, two of
them brides-to-be and the third a
Upper W Miss Mary
Francis l.lttel, daughter of ltrig -
Gen l.lttel. who Is to wed Com
mander George F Itryan. center
dunghlei of Congressman Camp-
hell of Kansas, who is (o wed
Caplslli II s Wright of Kentucky
anil below, Miss Elizabeth Dubois,
daugblei id Senator Dubois. Who
has just finished rohonl and 1« to
have bet coining nut pail* tilts
Tuesday Aug. 12th M. Lynott. No. 1, which is located on Cash
Supt. o f Construction and Mr. ] Creek 101 mihrs from Stayton
Huson, Chief Engineer of the there is a gradual decline. Twen
line, desiring to inspect ramps ty men are at work there and
across the .mourftains centered things are sure looking like busi
their choice of drivers on th e 1 ness. From there we journeyed
Stay ton Hotel Prop.. Mr. Frank to Sisters, which is a thriving
Lesley, with his steady Dodge, little town of about 300'inhabi
wr.ich has the reputation of al-i tants. Irrigation is used there
ways getting home. So on the and the gardens were looking
12th o f August at 8 o’clock, with good.
the been wishes of the hotel« Leaving Sisters on the return
family we started on the trip.
trip, we stayed over night at
We crossed North Santiam railroad camp No. 1 at Cash
river through the junction o f Creek where we found the men
Shelbourne on across the South exceptionally well cared for. with
Santiam and into the flourishing every thing to eat that money
little city o f l^brnon where a. could buy and well prepared.
At 8 a. m., August 14th, we
short stop was made for gas.
Mr. Lesley having lived in the drove about seven miles to where
vicinity of I^banon 16 years ago Mr. Lynott and Mr. Huston in
could give many interesting in spected Hog Pass on the old Ore
cidents relating to the many im gon Pacific grade, w’here several
provements of the country since thousand yards o f rock has been
he left there. We found good moved for the right-of-way—
roads and soon reached the place i leaving it so it will require only
whose name is spoken of with I a small amount of work to place
reverence by everyone who has it in good condition for the steel.
a place of there own, “ Sweet A 400 foot tunnel will be required
Home.” Here we found a large here.
A fter this work was finished
sign “ Welcome.”
Frome Sweet Home we came we returned to Fisk Lake for
to the village of Foster then on dinner then started for the Big
into the hills where we founefthe Meadows c a m p where M r .
roads ^ ir .
We next reached WHIiams is in charge a f 17 men.
the famous mineral springs of We then drove the the car into
Cascadia where the party stoped* Lava Lake two miles where the
for dinner. landlord Giesendo- car was left and both Mr. Lynott
Huson boarded the
fe r’s table was well supplied and i and Mr.
o f two cayuse
after enjoying a good meal and
Lesley and Mr.
drinking heartily of the spask
iing soda, lingering looks were
cast at the beautiful camp fsr 8 miles over a mountain
grounds. The railroad men who trail where we arrived at camp
were planning on putting Stay- at 4:15. Mr. Lynott poses as a
ton on the map had no time to railroad man but must have his
waste on l>eautiful recreation eye on some of the Pendleton
Round-Up belts as he is some
8pots, so journeyed on.
A fter a few hours of up-hill lider. as the fact was demon
dim ing we reached the 7 mile strated when his horse began to
hill where the grade in places is “ loop the loop” and do the “ head
from 25 to 30 per cent, and is a and tail spin.” Not knowing
hard climb for a car. The Stav- what the matter was Mike stay
ton Hotel man said his Dodge ed with the blamed cayuse and
would go up as he once had a after a little time both Mike and
Ford that he could drive up a the chief engineer eiscovered
telephone pole. We believed him that the horses had stirred up a
and up -he went. We at last yellow jackets nest. Mike says
reached the summit, taking 1 j the stunts his horse went through
hour and 10 minutes for the would put any of the prize win
ners at the round-up in the
Through Tombstone and I^ost shade hut hel stayed with it.
Prairie we arrived at Fish Lake Some inconvenience was exper
at 6 o’clock in the evening, nmk- ienced at this camp when it was
ing 85 miles the first day. Here found that the d—d cayuses had
Mr. Jackson, Supt. of the two got away and had gone back to
engineers camps was at the lake Fish Lake leaving Mr. Lynott
to meet Mr. Lynott and his par and Mr. Huson with a saddle,
Mr. Klumand, and old apiece and no pony.
friend of Mr. Lesley is forest1 At Cascadia. on the way back,
ranger and stationed at the lake. we met Judge Wolverton. of the
Here we dined on bear steak and Federal Court, of Portland and
were made comfortable for the L. E. Blane. of Albany, who
were very enthusiastic over the
Wef left Fish Lake the next
of the new road.
morning at 8 o’clock we made a
Saturday. ¡AiftustHlh. we left
seven mile drive to the top of
Sand mountain where we found Fish Lake at 10:30 a. m. and
the hardest pull of the entire arrived at Stayton at 7 o’clock
trip, but 9:45 found us all safe in the evening having covered in
"on top.” From there to camp all 213 miles with 15 miles detour.
Fred Jones, of Scio. was here
for an over Sunday visit w ith re
latives and friends. While here
he told some o f his friends that
he had thought up what he
thought was just the right thing
in the way o f a self-starter for
the “ blamed Ford.” He says it
Will work if “ you can get the
people to put them on their cars.”
We did not learn whether Fred
had one for demonstration or not
but presume he has. Anyway,
we learn that the starter will
work according to Fred.
While doing some repairing at
the city pumping plant last Sun
day, Recorder Grier, in some
manner missed his footing and
fell about fourteen feet, striking
his head on the water wheel.
He was alone at the time and it
is not known just how long he
remained in the wrater, as he was
somewhat dazed when found.
Mr. Mielke happened to stroll
down to the plant and found the
Judge. His head was cut and
he was otherwise bruised.
took several stitches to close the
wound and it fe very fortunate
H. L. Hutchinson, timber cruis for the Judge that Mr. Mielkie
er. with headquarters in Spokane, took the course he did for his
was here for a short time Tues-. Sunday walk.
There is about eight feet of
day on his way to Mill City to
where the Judge feel and
look over some timber in that
it is a miracle he was not drown
Mr. Hetchinson said:
“ I un ed. He was taken to the office
derstand that Staytop is going of Dr. Brewer where his injur
to have a ••ailroad — we heard ies were attended to.
SPOKANE TIMBER MAN
VISITS MAIL EDITOR
that over at Spokane some time
ago. I also know that you have
some o f the best timber in this
section that there is on God’s
green earth, but the only way
some o f it can be marketed is by
W. M. Mitchell died the first
rail. When the road is built your o f the week at Mill City where
town will have begun to live.
I he has been working for the last
am surprised to see a town the eight months. He was born in
size of Stayton with all her water Missouri at*out 25 years ago.
power, timber and farming re-; Prior to going to Mill City he
sources without a railroad.”
lived in Albany for two years.
Mr. Hutchinson and ye editor He is survived by his father and
were homesteaders together in j two stepbrothers. The funeral
Washington some years ago.
was held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
from the Fisher-Braden parlors.
Mrs. Ralph W’ilson and family Dr. G. H. Young preached the
were Mehama visitors Saturday. service and burial was in River
W. M. MITCHELL
DIES AT MILL CITY
NEW MEMBER OF U. S
FARM LOAN BOARD
Mrs. Jane Colwell was born in
Indiana Jan 25. 1828, she died
August first at the age of 91
years, 6 months and 6 days.
Deceased had long been a suf
ferer from cancer and after a
couple o f years sickness was
taken to the Salem hospital.
When a young lady she joined
the Methodist church and about
sixteen years ago she joined the
made her hdVne with Willis
Keithley of North Santiam.
Her husband died in 1905. She
leaves to mourn her loss a niece.
Mrs. R. J. Thompson, o f Cen
tral Point, Oregon, who was
present at the funeral which was
held in Salem, with Rev. H. N.
in Lee Mission cemetery.
WILL LOCATE IN
THE ROSE CITY
J. B. Grier and his brother Sunday is Rally Day
At Mt. Pleasant
Wm. nad a little rough exper
ience on the bridge Wednesday
In some-way or other
while they were taking the wood
saw across *the river the truck
caught a board on the side of the
bridge, .turning the rig around
and throwing Wm. out onto the
bridge. His knee struck a nail
and inflicted such a had wound
that medical aid was necessary.
Dr. Brewer attended him.
Sunday. ¡August 24.
rally day at Mt. Pleasant. ’ In
the morning Rev. .1. E. Rlair
will speak and in the afternoon
Dr. W. P. White will speak at 3
p. m. Everybody is invited to
come and bring full baskets, and
the joy of eating together.,
W. V. McGee. Partor
Old Resident Passes
N A A IitV H U IN t.
Most ol Anbury F l,ever'i IN
year» in congress a» representative
from South Carolina have been
rpent In (baling with problems
along agricultural linen For the
last si* years he has been chair
man of the House committee on
agriculture He has now resigned
to heroine a member of the Farm
and Democrats paid him*tribute at
hi» leaving the House
S. H. Heltzel returned from
Bend and other eastern points
Tuesday evening, where he went
some ten days ago looking for a
He also visited Cald
well and Boise. Idaho, returning
by way o f Astoria and Portland.
He reports everything booming
east o f the Cascades and says
the towns he visited are prosper
He likes the looks o f Port
land and says he will locate there
in the near future.
Oregon State Fair
S a l e m . September. 22-27 —
Splendid agricultural, livestock
and industrial exhibits, high class
amusements, a surperh racing
card, bigger and (letter than ever.
A. H. Lea. Secretary, Salem.