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T j . HALKM. OBKGO. TUKSDAY MOKXO, JAXUAKY l.ltflg , ; PIUCBHVli cET:
ItATON, ;The COMMERCIAL METRO-"
POLIS of the GREAT SANT.IAM COUNTRY
Stayton is located otitic l)anks of t!(? Hantijinu river ahenit eighteen
"eUcs utbcast:.orSaleni vti: 'Marioi;tpunty.' It vas estahlLshec in
1SG0 and has had a slow but steady growth dtp to the present time,
rcver having had any ooms or spasmodicj spurts until-today it
tnjoys a population of jsoine 1000 well-eontentcd, industrious' citi-
We are governed by a wayor and four couueilmen, namely, Dr. II.
A. Bcauehamp, mayor ; C. A. Luthy, C D. Stayton, J. 11. (iardiner, aiid
Grant Murphy, council men; J. B. (Jrier, recorder; C. A. BcauChamp,
treasurer; and Henry Smith, marshal. f . '
Our.schools are th prjide of the
zA6oi that is second to
car corps of teachers -are
Trof. B. F. Ford as prni
Cipal, D. C.
s. J. F. Lau and Jlrs. Clara Pratt.
The lack of transportation facilities has been our one great draw
ck although at) the present time
pect as might seem from tjic
rJlroadVWe have a larg and commodious
i und trip daily to and fjrom Salem,
; ! road at. West Stayton and we
i .und trips a day. But we now have a splendid prospect for a rail
r al connecting us withjMt.' Angel ion the north and running east
through Minto Pass to Central Oregon. The KJin'ey is completed and
a large share of the right of way secured. - J
stayton is well situated for a.manufacturing center, as we have
;"'t abundance. of water! power already developed and an almost
limited amount that can be developed with. a comparatively small
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'Te cow have several liianufacturing indusries that are running
1 blast, a sawv mill two flouring mills, woolen mills, excelsior
The country surround in;g the town of Stayton is very productive,
"l.is. tiUed,'.iyi;prgreiiyeand up-to-date fafrmers who take pride
hrirtging their jfatms up to the highest State f cultivation possible,
, owing to tho richnes jjaiid fertility of th! soil surrounding our
t vn, our resources are almost unlimited ; and then we have aj large
Jouat of timber; adjaeenk toi -us aiid thia Svfll be anolher source of
c venue as soon as they 1m gin marketing the s ime. ,
"VVe liavc a number pt progressive business institutions that any
community miffht well be iroud of. '' I
f There are five general merchandise stores, three hardware stores,
two drug stores, vulcanizing shop, machine slop, three blacksmith
' rs, three garages, two
' i dclecatcssen, butcher
op and two banks with
hilars, 1 ,
ve have three Protesta
'f one of the- Protestan
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tit churches and ones
nSIFIW A.ND Mi:UCIIAXTS
a a armors and Merchants Bank
cae of the substantial institutions
-tay ton a n d ; Marion coun ty ; Oc-
- iaff. as it docs, I a commanding
r on the main ' street
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one1 of the nicest bank
-in83as can be i seen from the
5r cat In Stayton or anjy folher
;a of Us'!size.t;;''; '..(-j j ; !':
: ?: capital fstoek Is 1 2 5.0b0, and
building of th fa hank ll doe to
crratfye. and prbgressive bank
I licy "We note jfroni thelr last
icnt at the close of business in
' ember; ' of this year, their, loans
discoantswere over: 14).000.
!r deposits at that time were over
3.000. 'Besides doing a regular
'ng' business, they- desire the
at' and tamers to ftel tL.it
By: C. E. DAUGHERTY, of ; the .Siaytori Mai
entire community, as we have a
the county outsideNof, Salem, and
of any in the county composed of
iss Iiniiie l'oley, Miss
Miss Vesta Marshall,
we are not so bad off in that
fact tliat vb arc
not located '''on a
stage that makes
and it ia
only.four miles to the
have a stage line that makes vo
shops,, confectionery store, Jmkery
hotel, onic newspaper and job
one half million
olic church, but
has a resident! minister at the
their interests are
tne bank's inter-
ctits, and thfy coidlally , Invite con
sultation In -usinss matters where
they can be qf service. ; f
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positors, theyj .have a fire-proof and
burglar-proof j vault, where deposit
boxes may be, rented by. the year at
the nominal charge of $1.50 pe
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The off icers ; of this progressive
bank are as rollows: A. D. Gard
ner, president; J, T. Hunt, vice-president;
J. WVJMayo, cashier; and' J.
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l'armers & Merchants ISonk.
M. Kingo, assistant cashier. The di
rectors are: A- D. Gardner, J. T.
Hunt, John Sander, J. W. Mayo; and
J. M. Kingo.
The Stayton Bakery and Restaur
ant was purchased by its present
owners, Mr. and Mrs. 'William Trout,
in the latter part of June, 1916. It
is a well-equipped baReiy, and in the
hands of Mr. Trout, an experienced
baker,: is turning out a quality of,
bread and pastry superior to .any
thing obtainable in Stayton previoti3
to the. time they took charge of the
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Mr. and Mrs. Trout came to Stay
ton from Portland, Oregon, '. where
Mr. Trout. was'engaged in the bak
ery businens. Baking Jias been his
life ' business. " which is clearly be
spoken by the quality of the products
he re turning out daily.
KtJiyon Kitt Bank.
Among the business institutions
of Stayton, .which . are deserving of
special mention Is the Stayton State
bank the oldest bank in Stayton.
It was established in 1&04, and has
enjoyed' a steady growth up to the
present time. Its capital Is $25,000
and its aggregate ; deposits at 3he
present time total $189,066.13. Thy
following are the principal officers:
Lee Tate, president; George Spanlo,
vfee president; G. It- Monkei-s, cash
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The bank ownsl its - own! .bulldftig,
a two-story structure on one of the
most centrally located corners of
Stayton's ' business section. Th
building is a- credit to Stayton, the
first story being construea of na
tive stone, and the eecondS6ry of,
5 ZZZt-'r 'ITrry'
Stayton High SchooL
- The bahk has always been in the
forefront of any movement tending
toward' the upbuilding of Stayton.
Mr4 Tate, Its .president, is one of the
city's most progressive citizens. II 3
is almost universally known as he
has resided in Stayton and vicinity
for over thftty-five years,! and has
Wen active in many business enter
prkwj during' this time.
Mr. Monk er 8. the caBhief, is alsa
well and favorably known. Hi3 resi
dence in Stayton covers a period of
sixteen years and he has acted in hU
present capacity with the! Stayton
bank for tha past three years..
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The picture accompanying this ar
ticle , is from a recent photograph
of the Stayton State bank building.
; SIojcr Irug Store.
A business institution which one
would hardly expect to find except
in the larger cities'. ' j .
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Sloper Drug Store in Stayton.
The ITbove pirlure will cnrcy to
the; reader somewhat of an' idea of
the metropolitan character Jof Stay
ton's leading drug store, which was
formerly known as the Brewpr frug
Store but which M-aa purchased thre
years ago by '. Dare Slower, and
which is now-known as the Sloped
Drug Store. ,
The neat, eleaii. artistic and bu.i
ness-like arrangement- of the unusu
ally large stock carried by Mr. Sloper
can not escape ne notice, 01 me
stranger unon entering the? store. In
addition to a very complete line of
drugs, and drug sundries,! a oft
drink fountain .'adorns the tront of
tho store near the entrance.
Ther building occupies a prominent
corner, and Mr. SJofier enjoyi a vety
remunerative patronage. He Is wcjll
and popularly known throughout the
entire district. He is a local "boyj
having lived in Stayton, previous to
the years he spent in college, prepar
ine himself for the drug business
He may be justly termed one Of Stay-
ton's leading citizens.
The SUyton Hotel, an illustration
of which appears above, has been op
erated . for, a period- of fortjy-sevejn.
years, and has changed ownership
butonce during that time! f Fifteejn
years ago it: wa3 purchased by its
lre&ent pwners. Mr. and Mrs, Franjfc
Lesley, both competent hotel-keepers
who have conducted the hotel in Eucjh
an excellent manner that it: lias be
come the favorite, stopping place
the traveling public ' It is generally
recognized as "drummer's headquar
ters' -in. Stayton- it possesses two
large sample rooms for the accom-
modalion of traveling salesmen. The'
caro of the hoter is under the super-j
vision of Mrs. Lesley, whose geniality
nan done, much to win tee hotel its
present popularity with both the
local and traveling public.
The building is a two-story struc
ture, containing twenty-five sleeping
rooms, all kept scrupulously neat an
clean, and a dining room, where
meals of unusual excellence are
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In connection with the, hotel busi
ness, Mr. Lesley operates a "car, for
hire" which is ready at all times J
day or night, to carry passengers to
any of the nearby communities.
Stayton: Is fortunate in ossessing
such a hotel, and even more fortu
nate in having it n the hands of
such competent and obliging, hotel
nrown-Petzel Lumlter Co. :
This is one of the largest Indus
ries In Stayton and one ' In which
the people? take great pride. The ac
commodating secretary of this 'com
pany, Mr. 1J. II. Thoma, showed the
writer over the plant, and we found
a large force busy in the manufac
ture of lumber, boxes, frames and
millwork. f Several farmers wer
waiting .40 load 'their wagons with
the finished products ; of this com
paoy and there seemed to be a busi
ness buzz in all departments.
The plant Is located close to tha
business center of the town, and well
situated for the manufacture of lum-
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ber. Its large pay-roll is an Import
ant : feeder to the local business of
the -city. :Tj i. t j--f
! Mr. Thoma, though a young man.
has exceBent executive ability, and
in conJ unction -with the president of
the com pany, M r. "G. L. Brown, la
making the -business a big eucccsts.
Their contracts for the future Insure
wof k for the plant for many months
to come.' While 1917 has been a
prosperous year for the company, the
recent storm and freshet proved a
disaster to them. The high water
floated off 300,000 feet of logs-wbich
so far has proved a total loss.- How
ever, a little thing like that only
spurs this enterprising company to
greater efforts and we predict for
them a bright future.
The business' men of Stayton and
the farmers of the vicinity arevther
loyal patrons, and their trade is con
stantly Increasing. About two years
ago Mr. Thoma built an elegant mod
ern bungalow just across from the
plant, and it is one of the nicest res
idences in Stayton. "Build up Stay
ton" is the slogan of Ir. Thoma, and
by -his works he has shown It is net
an idle thought.
Brown Auto Repair and Machine
: i; ;! ; shop.'' .- '
We were surprised at the extent
and completeness of the Brown auto
repair and machine shop. It would
be a credit; to towns very much larger
ilian Stayton, and auto-owners' la
this vicinity should appreciate this
fact Mr. C. E. Brown is an expert
mechanic, an4 can do, and do right,
anything that Is. required about a
good machine shop. .
While his location Is: a little to
one tide; the investment in the plant
. AnotlKp f SUyton's Residences.
and his skill,. it seems to me, would
induce the citizens of this section to
give him loyal support. We heard
him praised highly by(men who had
patronized him, and they knew what
they were talking about. , "A word
to the wise is sufficient."
K. T. Matthieu.
E. T. Matthleu, who runs' an
up-to-date billiard parlor, with soft
drinks and cigars on the side,' Is a
native Oregenlan- and knows and Is
known . by every man, woma and
child in that section of Marlon coun
ty. Ills mother came to Oregon dn
'42, and "his father a short time af
terwards. You can't tell E. T."
much about the local history of Stay
ton and. Marlon county, because ho
is a part of it.
He ru a neaL orderly place, and
Is one of the substantial citizens of
ibe--tdwn-.--Mr. Matthleu does his
"bit" in everything that goes to bujld
up Stayton and his community, and
we found him a pleasant, agreeable
business man. '
When you go to. Stayton lii your
Henry Ford or limousine and are so
unfortunate as to have a juncture
on the yoad,' you can do no better
than to cair at J the Stayton Vulcan
izing Shop, -where Mr. Ralph Urban
will patch your tire or,-If It is "be- :
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yond repair, he will sell .you a new
U. 3. tire at-as reasonable a price as
you can get anywhere. He is a good
mechanic -and is building up a good
business, and is worthy1 of your pa
tronage. . .. .
The Gem Conf?ctlonery of Stayton
Is one of the 'sweete8t'! places fn
town. Mr. J. A. Hendershott Is ho
proprietor and Is a genial good, fel
low to . meet. Tlje ! young people
seem to make this headquarters, and
he is popular with the older ones as
well. , He has a nice, clean, up-to-date
business place,- and furnishes
tho 'best-' ice. cream, fruits, candies,
and nuts obtainable. He also han-
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mings. His ice cream trade haa a
wholesale department as well as re
tail. Air. Hendershott Is prominent
among the business men and take
part in all that goes to build up Stay
ton and the surrounding territory.
tt'm. Xendel & Co.
We found Mr. Kendel a busy man
In handing out to the- farmers and
stock' growers of his section the nec
essary feed to keep their flocks aiul
herds In good orden - Mr. Nendel is
an old resident of Stayton, though
he has been in the feed business but
a shrt time.' He formerly ran th
livery barn next door to hira, an I
has .a wide acquaintance among th
farmers. He handles all kinds cf
feed Tor horses cattle, and poultry,
including medicated stock foods. li-
has rade arrangenaents with a lar ;
firm to tprnlsh fertilizers' for euch
farmers as need. it. .
Chirle Gehlen's! General Store.
This Is one of the largest and 1 . t
arranged general stores -in Stayton.
Mr. Gehlen has been connected with
this store for twenty yeara, is known
far and wide in the community as an
obliging, earnest, straightforward
business man. and haslhe confldenco
of the people of Stayton. He Is ul-
ways in the frontl rank for every-
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thing- that enhance- .the betInter
ests of his town and state, and is a
For the past thirteen years ho has
been proprietor of this' buin;s.
where he started in 'as a clerk. 1U
business is prospering under1 hi
guidance, and he reported- to the
w'rlter pne of the noft .prosperotia
jrenrs In the history of tlie store.
The Statesman wishes him con
tinued prosperity, and hopes the fu
ture may find him there for many
years, to come, i 1
"This is -one of the busier t busincc.4
places in Stayton and one that ha;
an ever-Increasing patronage an' It
becomes better known, The propri
etor Is I). M. Doll. Mr. Doll was for
merly a resident of Minnesota, but
saya-tlat he likes the far West an 1
has no other intention than-to make
this his future 'home. He carries j
nice stock 'of 1 general Tncrchandi. r
groceries, and; many jartiiles that ar
needed in Jhe homo and on the fan
As the name of his btore would i
ply, he aims to do a cash buKirtf
but has found it not practical to t
strictlyto thisj principle. He
not want any iiongj drawn
counts, but with tho?ie who rus'
tlement at some stated tir
mouth or with the rarmera v
bringing produce to l! .
trade account, he islcver r
willihg to aecommolai' t ,
farmers have found that t' ,, .
In the market for f ;
thejr have to offer e' ' : ;
tne tog market price. J
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