Junction City bulletin. (Junction City, Or.) 189?-1901, May 30, 1901, Supplement, Image 13

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founded, viz. : To provide a channel
through which n hanking ImihSih-mm
could lie done hikI to facilitate tlx.1
commerce of tin town, Thl. Innti
tut ion issue 1 rrt f I m on nil part of the
United State and Europe iiimI car
ries 0:1 it general hanking huniucsn,
They offer to their customers every
acis'iumodi tion connUteiit with safe
hanking, Their dejMmita have eon.
stunt ly increased, and trnliiy t
In mi nii occupies a creditable jmnitinti
among ii nt'littloun of the kind tlntt
are much older,
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Ono of tint iwwent and most import
ant iudutriea in Junction City i a
iiiiMlcrn creamery plant, with all the
latent machinery for the manufacture
of high grade butter. The eomjiany
name i the "Junction City Creamery
Co.," ami it U a branch of the
Weathcrly Creamery Co., of Tort
laud, one of the Urgent of it kind on
the Pacific . Coast. Mr. George W.
Weatherly, president of the Comiwiiy,
who i one of the niont practical men
in hi lino in the Stale, after looking
over the. field nod vUutiug the farmer
hint Beptcmlicr with view to locating
a plant here, stated that in hit opin
ion no ticltcr place could W found in
Oregon for an iudintry of the kind.
An an indication of the manner in
which Mr. Weiitherly dwa I.umiich, it
iaonly inceary to Mate that in two
mouth from the time he aiirved in
Junction City and imhi! up hi field,
he had leaned the UiUn rt hrick hloek
for a term of five yearn, put in a hrund
new plant and wan making butter
for the market. The Lumiicmi of the
company i incifuning weekly, and
at the prenent time they are making
Intwetu l.&tK) and 2,(M) M.und of
l.utter a-r wtnk. Mr. (ieorge Whit
ney, an experienciHl butter maker,
ban charge of that department, while
Mr. Kmcry llerron attendn to the
work of gathering up the cream,
lie ban three annintantM, Sandy Mc
Martin, Jf. J. Hryant and Frank Hry
ant, thrw wagons In-ing conntantly
on the j;o.
Thin iimtitution in a la-nefit to the
community in moro way than one,
They my the highest market price
for eggn, drenned bogn, and veal, poul
try, etc. Hwently Mr. Wcuthtrly
obtained the ntato agency foi the
Heid Cream Hiparator. This ma
chine la-am the reputation of being
the iul of any ncparator on the
market. A good many of the pat
rona of the Creamery have Ui;n up
plicd with cpurators. When tluwe
junt entering thin remunerative Held
of hunbandry fully realize the im
portant part the, ncparator play in
the financial aucewsa of the under
taking, they will not ho long with
out one. Taking into connideration
the fact that tho farmer had hot
preparetl theniHelveH to engage in an
lnUUNiry Ol mm mnu, mm iiutiiuif
the intcrent they are now taking in
it, it i mife to nay that thin time next
year the Junction City Creamery will
bo manufacturing from 3,000 to 5,000
jiounda of butter jer week,
Tho HarriHburg Lumber Co. 'a
plant, reprenentwl in the above illus
tration, occupies one of tho niont
eligiblo nites to bo found in the Wil
lamette Valley for purpose of man
ufacturing lumber. It i situated
alwut live-eighths of a mile south of
Harrisburg, Oregon, on the bank of a
bayou loading into the Willamette
Kiver from tho eant. This mill has
a capacity of 25,000 feet in 10 hours.
Its construction is on plans that
insure the greatest possible economy
in disponing of it prod net. The
slabs, cut iii suitable length for stove
wihhI, aie curried by elevate r to h con
venient place, where it in tttkcn ly
Waiting fUHtOIIICr. The SHWdllnt
and other refuse i carried by convey,
or to a pit prepared for the purine
mid tlierit burnt, except what inde
inn tided urn fuel for steam purine,
himI for shipment, which i elevated
direct from the main saws and
ilii tit jKtl Into tin! customer' wagon
lied or ear.
Thin mill it ctiipjM'd with all
lUVrf fcTUOME.
manner of up-to-date appliances by
which the log are converted from
tree trunk to any variety of finished
product ttiat may l demanded by
purchasers. A large portion of their
output U used in railroad construc
tion, some of it going as far a Texan.
Thin trade f urn it-he 'them with
very profitable employment. These
orders are, In the main, for large
timbers for bridge work. In this the
Iohs bv wante of naw cut is saved to
the owner.
They cep a fullannortrnent of lun'
ber in stock for the puriK)ne of sup
plying the local demand, and for the
distribution of this lumber in the
vards they have abundant truckage
leading from the mill to every quar
ter of the yard. Thin arrangt ment
afford tin-in dmpatch and economic
service. .Ready means of transjKir
latum is a large factor in their suc
cess. They have a siding on the
main line of tho Southern Pacific
Railroad, whereby cars are furnished
at the platforms of the saw floor,
thus enabling them to 1 rid of the
output with a single handling; alo,
the bayou, herein above mentioned,
has sufficient water to accommodate
the largest steamboats that navigate
tho Willamette River, and by these
"hipping facilities they are enabled,
at all times, to reach the markets
where their stuff is in the most profit
able demand.
This company's machinery is run
by water power They are using two
standard wheels of the LetTel make,
ono 35 inches and one 48 inches under
a 17. foot head.. Tho. water for
this purpose is furnished through a
ditch, or cnnal, 2.HJ miles in length.
The supply of water comes from the
Willamette River, and can be in-
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creased to any desired amount by
comparatively Inf-xpenwe improve
nunt, 'Ibis jHittcr Mug in tlx
center of a Vast region of the very
U-si grain and fruit lands, attaches it
value to it that can only U cMirnatcd
by the increased demand for its tw
in the development of the rich re-
sources ro aiMinoanuy oiMriimieu
hereal)Oiitn, The saw logs need at thi
plant am obtained from the inex
haustible supply to la? bwd from the
forents adjacent to the McKcnxie snd
Middle fork of the wniameue Kiver.
They are brought down these stream
in large drive and stored in the
bayou tinon the bank of which is lo
cated the company' plant. This
bayou furnishes a sale arid capacious
log barltor, the like oi wmch is sel
dom found on the Willamette river.
The timber obtained from these
forests for building purpom-s are no
where excelled, eithe'r for strength
of fibre or susceptibility to fine finish.
As a matter of fact, u suix-nor
juality is gaining well deserved recog
nition, csiwcially by ship hui lders,
throughout the civilized world. Thin
company has ponitive control of 15,,
000 acres of this valuabk- timber,
which, at a conservative eutinwite
will average 30,XK),000 feet of logs
to the section. This aggregates an
amount that is very staggering to the
mind of people who are not acquaint
ed with the magnitude of these giant
tree. However, the truth of thin
iitatement will lie readily admitted by
all who may lie - m fort unate a to
vinit thi wonderland of idey-scraping
forest. When the problem of thir
company' holding of timber U
solved, it will be found that it would
take a mill of 25,000 feet per day
capacity about 150 year to convert
this timlier into lumber. With this
herculean task confronting them,
thet-e people are ruminating upon
way and mean by which the utility
of these huge monarch, or t least a
good portion of them, may tie con
served to the use of this rapid transit
age. , Of course, should one man
enter iiimjii tin undertaking it would
require a vast fortune to encompass
the work. But it w suggested to
these iioople that it might lie lietter
to adopt the twentieth century meth
ods of aggregation. As a nucleus,
they have practicable business meth
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oils, energy and plenty of capital for
the business they have in hand, and
added to this, the 'most promising en
terprise to lie thought of at the pres
ent time. Under these conditions,
the hoards of money now lying idle
in bunk vaults and "in stockings"
should le allured from their hiding
places to become invested where a
prolit is assured from the effort.
With these remarks we wili close
our description of this plant, except
to say that should anything herein
mentioned , occur as doubtful to an
Oregon bound traveler, he is cordially
invited to come here for an explana
tion and to be thoroughly convinced
that everything claimed is here, and
in better form than any pen can de
scribe, . .. . . ' ,
There has been a Methodist class in
or about Junction City for over 40
years. This class was a part of the
Monroe circuit until 1894, and its his
tory may be found in the records of
that circuit.' The Methodism of
Junction City was organized into a
separate appointment on the above
date, and II. S. Wallace was its first
pastor. E. 0. Graff, II. N, Rounds,
M. P. Dixon. C. T. McPherson and
J. . II. Skidmoro havo served this
church, as its. pastors, from that time
to the present,' and in the order
named. They have a modern church,
which cost a little over $3,000 and
has comfortable seating capacity for
over 400. Tho membership nuniliers
a littlo less than UK).
Christian Church.
: The Christian Church wasTorgan
ized in 1871, with 12 members. J. A.
Hunhnell was elected Klder, whicb
position he ntill holds. Theeongre
zntioii womhipix-d in the C P.
Church building until 1801, when their
present building was erected. Among
those who have lecn its pastor are:
Klder Whitney, Me(Vk. Morgan,
Alley, Jones. Kellams, rkaggs, Killing
ton and LeMantern. The work is now
under the charge of L. I). Green, ami
is in a good prostierous condition, not
only in the church work proper, but
also in the Hit inlay school and Y. I'.
H. C. E. The nieinlx-rship at one
i' 4,' a "VS " ?
time was over 250, but there ha been 1
three congregation organized from
the meniierhip--at Lancaster, Fern
Uidge. and . Browns. The present
memts'rship in almut 75.' V
The CumberUnd Prctbyterka Church
Of , Junction City was organized in
the fall of 1871. . The church house
wa completed and dedicated early in
the summer of 1873. The organiza
tion was effected and the house built
under the pastorate of Eev. C. A.
Wooley, its present pastor. In t the
fall of 1874, Hev.j W, M. (Houston
succeeded to the pastorate, which " po
sition he held, except at short inter
vat, up to within a few months of
his death, which -occurred June 6,
1895). During the short Intervals re
ferretl to the following named min-
inter acted as temjKirary pastors, tho
periods of their occupancy lasting
generally for only a few months, their
connection with the church occurring
in the order in which their namea
are appended: Kev. B. F. Moody,
W. Parker, M. A. Williams, J. It.
Hume, L. K Bond and C. II. Wal
lace. The house U;ing the first
church edifice erected in Junction,
a it wa for a number of years the
only place of public worship in the
town, wa occupied by the Cumber
land Presbyterians, M. E., M E.
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South and Christian churches con
jointly, for many years, until the Chris
tian and M. E. Churches were able to
build houses of worship for them
selves. It is at the present, as it has
been from the beginning, the relig
ious home of its own membership
and of the M. E. Church South.
The policy of the C. P. Church hav
ing always been to open the doors of
their ' churches to all Protestant
churches and as well to all religious
and philanthropic "movements, has
greatly endeared Junction s first
church to many of jtS citizens. This
is especially true Of the older citizens
of the place. Its walls have long
echoed to the voice of sacred song,
both in the Sunday school and other
services of the sanctuary Within its.
consecrated walls, earnest prayers
and solemn vows have been uttered.
Around its altars .many souls, have
lieen converted, while many who for
merly .worshipped there, have passed
to' their home beyond the skies.
The membership of this church,
though now quite small, is composed
of some of the best citizens of our
town and vicinity.
Junction City is well supplied with
secret organizations, all meeting in
one large, commodious - and well
equipped lodge hall. . r
Toodmen of the Vorll.
Junction City Camp, No 446, W.
O. W,. was instituted in May, 1889.
Its present membership is 43. The
officers for the ensuing term are:
E. O. Samuels, Consul Commander;
II. M. Milliorn, Clerk; W C. Wash
burne, Banker.
Oasis Lodge, No 41, was instituted
September 30, 1S72.. Its present
membership, is 55. The officers for
the ensuing term are: ; W. M. Tripp,
N. G. ; B. F. Harvey, Secretary.
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Junction - City . Lodge, No. 123, A.
0. U. W., was instituted in May,