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DAILY OAPIXAJj JOURNAL, SAIJIM, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1010.
OF LANE COUNTY
Twin, City With Eugene, at Head
of Willamette Valley tThat Is
Rapidly Forging to the Front
Business Is. Good and
At tho junction of three rivers
and four railroads, Springfield has a
call for rapid-fire development. The
Twin-City with Eugene, it shines by
its own bright future and reflected
glory, and gets a constant overflow
of all tho advertising and life of
tho educational metropolis of Ore
That it is the starting point of the
Klamath Falls extension, that in 10
, months an enormous traffic wIJl be
; pouring through Springfield Into the
' great'Klamath Lake basin, that this
is 'destined to be a great railroad
junction town and manufacturing
Birdsoyo View of Valley.
The writer stood upon the butte
that carries tho waterworks reser
voir and Mayor Wm. M. Sutton, a
capitalist who erects brick blocks as
fast as they are needed, showed him
the kingdoms of the world iJying at
the feet of Springfield.
To all points of tho compass from
Springfield extend waterways: To
the north the lordly Willamette, to
the. east the McKenzIe and Mohawk,
tp .the south and west the Middle
and Coast forks. All around a cen
tral plain as smooth as a billiard
table lie 25,000 acres of fertile
land, with Valleys broadening out
into rich foothills of orchard land
grain and dairy farms, and all
around a rim of blue mountains.
Eugene, with Its shinfng suburbs
and glittering spires, lies three
miles west. Coburg, a few miles
north. Springfield Junction, Goshen
and Natron in the other directions.
Springfield is incorporated about
two miles square.
Railroad Division Tolnt.
Logically, Springfield is destined
to be a railroad division point of
one 'or more railroads. The main
line of the Southern Pacific, the
Natron and Klamath Falls line, the
Portlan,. Eugene & Eastern are all
in hero now, and the Hill line is
coming across the hill.. Two more'
electric lines are surveyed in here.
The great Booth-Kelly plant, with
its logging road a Southern Pacific
extension to Wendllng is also oper
ated to Springfield. This is also tho
terminus of the East Side division,
the Woodburn and Springfield
J6hn Townsoth is manager of the
biggest sawmill plant of tho Booth
Kelly Lumber Co., located here. The
capacity Is 250,000 feet in 24 hours,
or 110,000 in ten hours, working 150
men on the mill and four largo plan
"Fischer & Bally have just com
pleted a new mill here an up-to-date
plant with planers and dry
house capacity, 30,000 to 50,000
feet per day. They operate a mill
There Is prospect of other saw
mills coming here, as shipping facil
ities are unsurpassed.
The Springfield Planing Mills em
ploy 20 men in making mill-work,
sash, doors and furniture.
The Springfield Flouring Mills
havo a capacity of 125 barrels a day,
with S. K. Noel, a pioneer miner,
as owner. Mr! Noel has made a suc
cess of every mill he has ever con
ducted. W. D. Smith operates a shingle
mill, with capacity of 20,000 a day.
There Ib a match factory, with
modern. machinery, that is not run
ning at present.
Springfield has an opening for a
foundry, laundry, creamery and fur
Porkics & Co. do a large business
in dressed meats, slaughtering 3Q0
beef cattle and as many veal, sheep
and swine in a month. They hayo
a cold storage plant and supply tho
railroad and logging camps and the
Good Public Improvements.
Springfield has all tho essentials
of a prosperous city, such- as electric
lights, city water supply from deep
wel'E. a rock crushing plant, the
best lighted streets of any town in
western Oregon, a good city hall and
firo department. Thdro is a first
class sewerage system, two miles of
concrete walks an.d the city council
has let paving contracts for several
mlle of streets. A- grange fair is
held here annually. There is a $20.
000 high school on a fine site and
first-class public schools.
Live Lot of Roosters.
Qr.rinr.HoWi has a commercial club
und a number of boosters who keep
thlhss solng. A. S. Walker is preol-,
dent and jonn u. .muuuu iwioww
Mr. Walker has been here 28 years
in real estate and Insurance and
knows the need of the country and
qity. Mr. Mullen is au attorney
read law with Judge Grant B. Dim
mioW of Oregon City.
The Commercial club carries on
publicity work, circulate literature
rttul ahows courted to peeple wfco
come to Springfield o locate. The
McKenaie Irrigation Co. la planeiBf
and boosting for irrigated tracts jf
The Springfield News reflect the
progress, activity and enterprise oi
Uie community on all questions. J
Like all local newspapers, the New
A. WELCH, Manager
PRINCIPAL OFFICE, PORTLAND, OREGON
Room 502 Fenton Building
Walla Walla, Wash ,
North Yakima, Wash.
Water & Electric Light
Gas and Electric Light
Baker City, Ore.
Walla Walla, Wash.
Booth-Kelly Lumber Co.
. HIGH QUALITY, OLD-GROWTH
Which keeps our five mills busy manufacturing a largo assortment of
choico stock as well ns
Long Timbers 110 FT. and Car Material
Wo pay particular attention to the quality of tho stock wo ship, as well
as pride ourselves on our prompt service. Write or wiro at our expense
if you want anything in lumber. Daily kiln capacity 100,000 feet. ,
Capital, - $25,000
Foreign Exchange and Travelers
Letters of Credit
J. C. BRATTAIN,
CHAS. L SCOTT,
HENDERSON & CO.
The Springfield Department Store
Loeimer & Sylvester
STAPLE AND FANCY
1C C Jf 1C8
DRS. BARR AND POLLARD
Physicians and Surgeons
carries Its full share of tho publicity 1
work of this community.
The S. P. Co. has reserved 65
acres hero for its terminal facilities.
This Is nono too much, when it is
considered that $60,000,000 worth
of timber must find an outlet hero
to the world's markets.
Among the guardian angels who
are promoting the town and gave in
formation to tho Journal editor were
John Kestling, Chas. Rivott, J. W
JIachcn, Leonard Leploy, Captain
TJodd, an Iowa man, G. W. Perkins,
faul uettiehoim, and C. P. Rey
nolds, who is pushing a large dovel
opment work in oil lands in Califor
nia. In two months thev will be
drilling for oil." Davis, Rouse and
Pprter are tho Incorporators.
Real Estnto Active.
Tho' Springfield Realty Co. is
pushing a great many enterprises
It is headed by John Kestly, presl
dent. He Is a Wisconsin capitalist,
who came here seven years ago, be
came president of tho commercial
club, owned the hotel and other real
estate, on all of which he has made
money. Ho is a live-GermaorAmeri-can.
The other officers aro M. M.
Peery, treasurer; C. R. Mond, vice-
president: W. J. Barnes, secretary
and general manager. Othor direc
tors are A. J. Perkins, J. W. Machon
and Georgo Perkins. They handle
a number of additions and subdivis
ions. Fruit tracts range from SCO
to $1G0 per acre. Ranches of from
DO to. 200 acres range from $12 to
$50 per acre.
Greenlonf & Hurd handle tho Em
erald Heights property, known ns
the old Kelly's Butte property, plat
ted by Dr. D. A. Paine of Eugene.
r talked with M. J. NIghart,
fruit grower, who tells me the same
story as all who raise fruit here. He
picked two- tons of Royal Anno cher
ries off a quarter of An acre and sold
them at good prices right here at
home. There fe an almost unlimited
market for fruits and vegetables.
Good Building Record.
I talked with G. W. ForkLns and
other contractors, apd they said 200
now' houses went up at 8pringfleld
last year, . ana they foit sure th
number would be doubled this year.
Building material is very cheap and
carpenters get $2.50 to $3.50 a day.
Chn-s. Itlvett put up a -two-story
reinforced concrete block last year
and will build another this year.
lix-Muyor Peery and John Wln-
zenried will erect a concrete block
CGxl20. two storios.
Bruno Vitus will erect a two-story
J. J. Browning, Mayor Sutton and
Curtis Hnyden will put up a two
story brick, J00 foot front.
August Vitus will build a CCxl20 !
concrete, two stories.
Springfield' has a fine equipmont
of churches and lodgos. ,
Houses to rent aro hard to got in ,
Apnugueu. ii mot, many people arc
W)iiilollil to live in touts and sov
oral buslneas housos aro doing busi
ness in tents. The plain fact Is,
Springfield is bound to grow rapid
ly to be a big city. Its geographi
cal situation puts the' town on vol-
Anion other things advart'iwd a.
SpriugAftld are a. mod buslnww col
lege, choice fruit and vegetable
lands, cheap electrle and water pow
er and manufacturing sit as, that It
win have terminal yards, round'
hounea and ear-ehopa. The people,
art 'aailtabl to newcomers ud
1 1 are valued at $26 to $160.
Wholesale Dealers in
A 1 1
Our Specialty is supplying Logging
Camps and Railroads .
A. 1VL Bisfelow
Butchers and Packers
FRESH AND CURED MEATS
Undertaker and Embalmer
funeral Chapel and all Arrange
ments Made for Burials
W. F. Walker, - Springfield
H. S. McGowan & Co,
Staple and Fancy
And Kitchen Hardware. Wholesale and Retail.
Springfield claims good sanitary con
ditions and a Bplendid health record.
Other Business Enterprises.
The First National bank was or
ganized two years ago, with J. O.
Brattatn president and Chas. h.
t-Aashlor' Th0 capital stock. Is
$25,000 and deposits $100,000. It
pursues careful methods of business.
A. J. Henderson & Co.. have a de
partment store In tho I. O. O F
temple, built in 1908. They did a
business of $50,000 in 190D and ex
pect to double that In 1910.
Tho Prful Bottelheim Co., general
merchandise, keep an old-fashioned
country store, buy produce and cater
to the- farmers' trade. Mr. Bettel
holm Is a llvo man from California,
and has. been doing a constantly in
creasing business for six years past.
Barr & Pollard are physicians and
surgeons, both university men, Pol
lard being, well known ns a football
coach. They have tho latest X-Ray
machine, the electrical wall-nl&ta
and up-to-date equipment la all respects.
Co & Cox havo a fine drv cnnrla
stock, with a largo Una of silks and
Surface & Mooro havo nut In tho
Springfield Pharmacy, a new drug
store, with $1700 soda fountain.
Both arqtrained pharmacists, E. F.
Surfaco from O. A. O. and N. O.
Mooro from Iowa State University.
' Mrs. B. Crouch of Portland has
put In a fine new millinery store.
- v. . . . u, J . . v. u. wgn i
grocory Jinn, called tho Springfield
W. S. Walker has an ttp-to-dato.
progressive undertaking establish
ment which ho has. conducted for
four years. Ho is erecting tand fit
ting up a two-8tory bulldlri"wlth a
flho mortuary chapol.
'Frank Denew. well know at Sa
lem, has a good law practice -and an
electrical fixture supply house.
H. M. Stewart & Co. havo been
in tho grocory trado for seven years.
"but only Binco last October at
John WInzenrlod has conducted a
first-class llvory for flvo years.
M. M. Peery has for seven years
conducted a pharmacy and book and
stationery store, with school fixtures,
H. S. McGowan & Co., successors
to Flegal & Rychard, havo a first
class grocory and crookory business.
Frank Whlteman, for Btx years in
tho markot business, has sold out
arid is Investing all ho has in Spring
Browning & McKlnney are In real
estate and have great 'faith in
Springflold. Timber, fruit lands and
increasing population means great
Olfvor W. Johnson has a big dou
blo storo, furnituro nnd hardware,
fencing and farming implements.
Holcomb & Mead have u larg
general stock of hardware, paints,
fencing nnd .building material.
Grant Holcomb was in business at
Portland two years ngo,
Minor Business' Enterprises.
A. M. Blgelow & Co., meat mar
kot. Chad. Hart, biggest meat market
,0. Holverson, meat market for flvo
Bolton & Jonkins millinery;
branch storo from Eugene.
P. S. Plerco, bowling alley, soft
drinks and cigars.
Alox. Gray, billiards and pool
room, cigars, tobacco and confec
tionery. M. H. Stewart, flnoly equipped den
Tho Owl Cigar Store, soft drlnks
and card room. t
J. P. Wlcoff, short ordor restaur
ant. Mr. and Mrs. Al, Montgomery con
duct the Springfield Hotel. They
sold tholr fafm on tho McKenzIe
to tho Northwestern Corporation for
a powor plant, Mrs. Jennie Ren
nlnger conducts tho dining-room.
Tho Model clgp.r store is run hv
w- CJeAteUor. Ho'alf,o,.lias a bil
liard and pool ropm.
8. A. Bowlest , barbershop and
McCullom & IVheriton. bnrboinlinn
and baths. Hero' three y'earl.
B. R. Minnls. Dlaln barbnrshnn.
with good shaves.
H. B. Lawronco was a Detroit,
Mch., traveling man. but located
here threo years ago on account of
his hoalth. Hb has a good stationery
and cigar store.
J. Newton Rhonda, who was an
Ashlnnd booster for four years ti
handling fruit tracts and clti- dmd-
k. K. Kopner Is city engineer, sur
voypr and mokes a specialty of plat
ting lands. Ho is a graduate of Ob
kaloosa, la,, collegq, ,
J. L, Lax ton Is an old-timer and
does a largo business hero In fuel
wood. Ho delivers about 500 loads
a month and works four teams.
G. Jjl. Hansard, cigars, confectlqn
ory nnd soft drinks.
B. B. Morrlspn, , house furnish
ings. hardware, .bedding, etc.
A. F. Fay camo hero from Key
stone N. D., to run tho American
Ho it ho, and seems to bo making
success of "it.
R. B. Hendricks, a nephew qf tho
Salom editor and proud (ntner of u
baby that makes Bob n grandfather,
on tho Hondr'cks Bldo. conduots a
fam'Iy grocory store.
Sorlbner & Johnson, new and second-hand
,goods and repairing.
M. Epperson, short qrdar restaur
ant and rooming Iioubo
G. A. Luthor & Son, gsncftl black
smPh'ng and horsoshopUig.
Dlllurd & Gaston, feed, hay and
groin, rocontly located hare nnd hav
a good buBlnoss.
Thompson & Richardson, black -
diuIUib and wagon-makers.
walla & Corsaw. a!wiO'Hmkrs and
den'artt. Thrp yaftw, Bay U is a
good town. r
There's no fool like an old fool
except the young fool who murriea
the old one.
Most man are foraettan siartly
after the undertaker gets buv(iUi
them and a lot of aihertt An or-
gouen joug Dewre, inpir imm -