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days. The same and even a Wtter
opportunity awaits the homescekcrof
today than stared "the Strome Una"
in the face when they landed, penni
less, in the Willamette Valley in the
panicky days of '73.
F. S. HYLAND.
One of the lost known pioneer in
Lane county is B. S. llvland, a view
of whose residence ajears in these
pages. Every man, woman and child
county, Ohio. June 29, 1825, but
when a year old lie was taken to
Adam county. Illinois, by his par
ent, with w'hoin he once more re
moved in 1813 to Andrew county,
Missouri, where he engaged in farm
ing until 1817. He then crossed the
plains to Oregon, arriving in Novem
ber and joining his brothi r in what
!s now Washington county. There
he passed the winter. In Septemle'.
1848, he came to Lane county and
and in 1895 he was admitted to the
Mr. Sklpworth was married in Feb
ruary, 18!8, to Miss Grace Umphrey,
of Lebanon, whose parent were pio
nee nun mthe same month they took
up their residence in Junction City
of good health is H good set of teeth.
The moment that the teeth fail tt
do their share towards preparing food
properly for digestion, t hut moment
they should Is' renewed. There is m
one in the Willamette Valley aim
letter qualified to do this work thny
A1 1NIK'KNIKNT lAt'KR.
A. T. BKTTERSWORTH. JR.. Killtor.
MISS ANNA OGl.KSBY.
TublUheU Kvry ThurUy
JUNCTION CITY OREGON.
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JUNCTION CITY BULLETIN.
By Sam L. Simpson, Oregon's Sweet
From the Cascade's frozen gorge,
Leaping like a chiUl at play,
Winding.widening through the valley
Bright Willamette glides away.
Softly calling to the sea ;
Time that scars us,
Maims andmars us,
Leaves no track or trench on thee.
Spring's green witchery is weaving
Braid and border for thy side;
Grace forever haunts thy journey,
Through the purple gates of morning
AOW VHJ ivwunr iij'j-.v.. ,
Golden then when day departing,
On the waters trails his lance.
Limpid, volatile and free
To be buried
In the bitter moon-mad sea.
In thy crystal depths, inverted,
Swings a picture of the sky.
Like those wavering hopes of Aiden,
Dimly in our dreams that lie;
Clouded often, drowned in turmoil,
Faint and lovely, far away
Wreathing sunshine on the morrow,
Breathing fragrance round today.
Love would wander
Here and ponder;
Hither poetry would dream ;
Life's old questions
Whence and whither" throng thy
On the roaring waste of ocean
Soon thy scattered waves shall toss;
'Midst the surge's rhythmic thunder
Shall thy silver tongues be lost.
Oh! thy glimmering rush of gladness
Mocks this turbid life of mine,
Racing to the wild Forever
Down the sloping path of time.
Softly calling to the sea,
Time that scars us,
Maims and mars us,
Leaves no track or trench on thee.
they came to Junction City, where
he, with Mr. R. W. Pitney, oiened
the Cascade Drug Store, which prom
ises to be a very successful venture,
as both young men are hustlers,
and just the sort of business men to
put life into the town. Mr. Gillett is
very enthusiastic over the bright
prospects of Junction City and the
surrounding country, and thinks this
is the most delightful climate helms
THE "STROME BOYS."
There is no letter example in
Lane county of the reward that conies
from honesty, industry and economy
than that exemplified in the history
of the "Stronie boys," as they are
known among their neighbors and
friends. David and Joseph Strome,
views of whose residences appear in
this paper, together with two other
brothers and a sister, came to Lane
county in May, 1873, from Warsaw,
Coshocton county, Ohio. At that
time they were poor loys of about 14
and 16 years of age, but having no
contempt for "the day of small
things," no unprofitable pride, and
realizing that it is the concentration
of energy, the unity of purpose and
the growing up with the country and
circumstances that eventually make
small things great, they have by per
severing and untiring effort accumu
lated beautiful homes, lands and per
sonal property sufficient to make
them and those dependent upon them
comfortable for the balance of their
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INTERIOR C. r. lll'KLIlt'RT'M
for miles around knows "Burnham,"
as he is familiarly called, and they all
like him. By life of uprightness
and industry, he lias accumulated
enough of this world's goods to live
on Easy street for the balance of his
days. He owns 800 acres of line
farming land three miles west of
Mr. Hyland was lurn in New
Hampton, Belknap county, New
Hampshire, and arrived in Oregon in
1852. In July, 1853, he took up his
residence in Iane county, U'ing
among the Is'st of the practical farm
ers of Lam county.
JOHN S. FERGUESON,
One of the leading farmers aud stork
dealers of this portion of the Wil
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lamette Valley, was born six miles
west of Junction City November 3,
1849. It can be stated without fear
of successful contradiction that he
was the first white child horn in Lane
county of which there is any authen
tic knowledge. He is a large shipier
of cattle, hogs", sheep and horses,
and at the present writing is in East
ern Oregon attending to the purchase
of equine flesh.
John S. Jergucson is the son of
John B. Fergueson, than whom no
greater pioneer in the true sense of
the word ever stepped on Oregon soil,
and he is said to have driven an ox
team farther than any man in the
world. This veritable' pioneer of
Lane county was born in Richland
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OKSKKAI, MKRCIUSHHK STORK.
took up the tract of land in which
he now reside:, situated six miles
west from Junction City, and was the
first man to drive a wagon up to the
Long Tom river. In 1819 Mr. Fer
gueson took a turn in the gold mines
of California, working on Feather
river during one summer, at the end
of which he returned to his claim.
I n 1 85 1 he once more tried his luck in
the mines, this time at Yreka, but
as a trader, returning to his homo
on Long Tom at the end of one sum
mer, where he wan the first to engage
to any extent in farming. In 18(12 Mr.
Fergueson again te.:ipted fortune at
the g ild mines. For two years he
followed mining in the John Day
country, and at the expiration of
that term went into the stock busi-
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ness, he having a band of cattle in
Eastern Oregon, to Attend to which
he has crossed the .Cascade Mountain
as many as 14 times. In 1878 he
was elected a County Commissioner
and served two years. He died in
189!), and the hearts of the people
U?at heavily to his tomb.
J. H, MILLER,
Junction ' City's esteemed Mayor,
came to . this city 10 years ago last
fall from near Neosho Falls, Kan.
He immediately emburked in the
livery business, and has Insen con
stantly engaged in this line from
that time until the present writing.
In the winter of 1890 he was ap
Iointcd a member of the Board of
Councilmen, which office he wus re
elected to each succeeding year until
1890, when he held the position of
Street Commissioner and supervised
the work of graveling the streets of
the city. 1 In November, 1899, Mr.
Miller was chosen as the Chief Ex
ecutive. His term will expiro next
fall. He is also Constable for the
South Junction Precinct. In busi
ness matters, Mr. Miller enjoys the
confidence of his fellow men, and he
is exceedingly popular among his
home people. '
G. F. SKIPWORTH
Was born in the State of Louisiana
in 1873. The following year ' his
parents emigrated to Oregon, settling
at Independence, and finally located
at Lebanon, Linn county. So that,
according to the above statement, Mr.
Skipworth might practically bo called
a native son. After completing his
school days, he rend law under his
brother, Attorney E, R. Skipworth,,
of Eugene, for a term of three years, j
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a. c. milutts rksipkscb ami ourni'itoiNUM.
and ho liegan the practice of his pro
Mr. Skipworth has a remunerative
practice, and enjoys the confidence
of the community. In all matters of
a social, religious aud educational
nature he takes a prominent part.
He is Master Workman of Junc
tion City Iodgc, A. O. V. V is an
Odd Fellow and belongs to the iH'gree
of Honor At the November flection
of last year he was elected to the
otllce of Councilman, and in
last was elected a mcmler
of t he
J. M. COOK
Is a native son of Oregon, aud was
Uiru within a mile of Junction
City. A great (vortion of his life was
nt on a farm, and he is thoroughly
familiar with the handling of horses
and raising of cattle and sheep. Re
cently he accepted a position in the
Farmers &, Merchants' Bank, and he
is rapidly acquiring a commercial
education. With W. C. Washburne,
Cashier of the aforesaid institution,
he is interested in the cattle and
sheep business, and they are con
stantly increasing their holdings in
this line. Mr. Cook is a Woodman
of the World. He is a self made
man, popular among his associates
and "his word is his bond."
DR. C R. HOLT.
To enjoy life one must have good
health, and one of the prime requisites
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Dr. C. R. Holt, who can U fouml
Friday and Saturday of each week in
his ollico in the Junction City llou I.
Dr. Holt i a graduate of the Ohio
College of Dental Surgery, of Cincin
nati, Ohio, in the Class of '85. Ho
is a Woodman of the World and Im
longs to the A. O. U. W.
W. M. TRIPP.
Everyltody has heard of the village
blacksmith, who "looked the wholi
world in the face, for hi own! not
any man." Well, we've got him
right here in Junction City, and hi
name is W. M. Tripp. Like the
gent! eman of the same calling, whom
Iongfcllow immortalized in song,
Week in, wiek out, from mom till
You can hear his Udlows blow;
You can hear him swing his heavy
With measured beat and slow.
W. M. Tripp is Noble Grand of
Oasis Lodge, No. 41. I. O. O. F., ami
well he deserves the honor.
PROP. HARRY HUNTER
Is a native sou of the Golden West,
lie attended college at Mt. Angel
in 1890-91, and graduated from tin
State Normal School at Monmouth
in tlm Class of '97, having a life
diploma. His first school was at Fox
Valley, Linn county, in 1893-91.
The past school year, which has just
cloned, ho taught the River View
school, hIhmiI three and one half mile
southeast of Junction City, with
credit to himself and profit to hi
pupils. During the term he origin
ated a plan to raise money to pur
chase a library for the sehiHil, whieli
was highly Kiieeensful. In nothing doe
Mr, II unter take more pleasure and in
terest than in lodge matters. He la
longs to the Odd Fellows, Knights of
Pythias, RathlHne Sisters, Kehckah
and Maccalsrs. I'rof. Hunter bid
fair to become one of the leading;
educators of the State,
FARMERS & MERCHANTS'
Early in 1893 a few of the moht en
terprising citizens of Junction City,
realizing that they were at a decided!
disadvantage when financial trans
actions hail to bo taken into consider
ation, determined to organize a bank
ing house. The doors of this institu
tion were ojHfned for business on tin
1st day of May, 1893, with the fol
lowing oflleers and Hoard of Directors,
all of whom are tilling the same posi
tions at the present writinir: J. A.
Inishnell, president; George
Pickett, vice president; W.
Washburne, cashier; Hoard of
rectors J. A. Bushnell. C.
ashburmv George-W. Pickett, J. I.
Milliorn and T. A. Milliorn. Silico
ns establishment, the hank hasVar
ried out the object for which
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