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DAILY OA FIT At JOURNAI SALKM, OREGON. WEDNESDAY, Al'KIL 27, 1010.
CITY OF WATER POWERS
Manufactories and Schools
MILLS, LUMBERING FACTO
IHB jllll fil B
Stayton State Bank
Men's Shoes, Hats, Shirts,
ALSO A SELECT LINE OF
Dry Goods, Notions, Groceries,
83s Q and
Soft Drink Parlor
Architect and Builder
CONCRETE BLOCKS A SPECIATY
W. F. KLECKER
Stayton,. Marion County, is pic
turesquely lpcated on the north
fork of tho Santlam River about
sixteen miles from tho Stato Gapltal.
It has the advantage of two rail
road shipping points, Kingston on
the Corvallls and Eastern is one and
one-half miles south. West Stayton
on tho Southern Pacific railroad is
throo miles west. Stayton is the ter
minus of one of the extensions of the
Portland, Salem and Eugene It. R.,
tho survey by the Welsh syndicate
having been completed two years ago,
and tho right-of-way procured for a
large part of tho distance. The en
terprise was caught short in the
bankers' panic and has not been re
vived since. Stayton oilers splendid
inducements for an electric line. It
Is practically, the key to the Wil
lamette Valley. An electric line
from Stayton to Salem would com
mand tho trade of five towns, be
sides making a very direct connec
tion between the county seat .and the
entire Santiam country.
Homes, Churches and Lodges.
Located in tho foot-hills of the
Cascade Mountains, Stayton has a
very healthy climate, it has pure
mountain drinking water and excel
lent drainage. It is near enough
to tho mountains to have good fish
ing for all lovers of that sport.
There are a number of churches
with strong congregations, and all
the lodges are well represented. In
tho public schools ten grades are
taught by five teachers, and about
250 pupils are enrolled.
A Manufacturing Town.
Stayton has been well described ns
the biggest little manufacturing
town in western Oregon. There are
nearly a dozen different enterprises
with good payrolls, which in addi
tion to a largo farming trade from
all the surrounding country, makes
Stayton a very prosperous com
munity. Good Building Campaign.
This year is opening well with
good building prospects. The new
Odd Fellows block, 50 by lOO is a
two story concrete block building.
Tho upper floor will be used entire
ly for lodge purposes. There will be
a fine banquet room, kitchen and
toilet with a large lodge hall. Other
lodges may use the building as Stay
ton is a strong lodge town, nearly
all the popular orders being repre
sented. Another fine business building will
be the, Thomas grocery storo, 25 by
100, ailso of concrete blocks. Now
resiences are planned for Dr. Thomp
son, A. J. Caldwell, Wm. Magg, and
many others will be' built this com
Good Shipping Point.
The amount qt freight that
originates at Stayton is very large,
considering that all of it has to bo
teamed to tho railroads several miles
away. Mr. Lee Kerber, manago'r of
the Btayton Cash Produce Co., In
formed ub that he ships out 400
cases of eggs per month, 6,000
pounds of dressed meats per month,
3,000 pounds of poultry por month
and some other produce. About 200
carloads of frelgh every year orig
inates In and about Stayton. This
business would be practically dou
bled if thero was a railroad directly
into the town.
Good Banking Town.
It would surprise many people to
learn that the State Bank of Stayton,
organized in 1904, carried deposit?
that amount to 1160,000. The bank
was founded by the Froroa family.
Mr. P. C. Kreres Sr.. being president i
and W. I. Freres, cashier. They are!
1 Catholic Church at Stayton.
public spirited men interested in
everything pertaining to the up
building of tho town.
Stayton hd3 a strong Commercial
Club and is supplied with two .hotels,
among which is tho Grand Central,
kept by M. S. Spanlol. Mr. and Mrs.
spanlol set a good German table
nnd havo a flno run of commercial
Good Mercantile Town.
With two flouring mills and
largo stores carrying stocks of gen
eral merchandise and a good
produce market, Stayton Is a popu
lar trading place for tho farmers.
Some of tho Stayton stores carry as
large stocks as aro kept anywhere in
the county and draw trade from
tho country for ten miles in every
direction. The Stayton residents are
First Methodist Church ut Stay ton.
enterprising and public spirited and
determined to keep up with the
growth of the city and development
of tho country.
List of Factories.
Stayton has a large sawmill plant
with a planing mill and dry kilns
managed by Brown Bros., successors
to Lee Brown and Son. There is an
excelsior factory that runs night and
day, managed by Gardner and Stay
ton; there are two largo flouring
mills run by A. D. Gardner and Geo.
Spanlol; there Is a flno woolon mill
plant which will soon bo running In
full blast, A. D. Gardnor is presi
dent of tho company. The Stayton
Cheese factory by Impor Bros., sends
4ts produce to tho principle cities of
the Pacific Coast. Tho city has first
class olectrlc light works with A. L.
Shrleve manager. There Is an ice
plant conducted by Sostak and
Stolwol. Tho concroto block busi
ness was established hero In 1907 by
Lloyd P. Brown who is also a prac
tical architect. Ho manufactures
ventilated blocks, cornlco blocks,
concroto UIo and does general con
tracting In concrete.
Stayton Chair Factory.
Tho firm of Huntley and Stanb,
successors to tho Stayton Chair Co.,
aro extonslre manufacturers of raw
hide seat chairs and camp stools.
Tboy havo built up a large buslnora
and the Stayton chairs aro found in
tho homos of rich and poor all uvor
tho Pacific Coast. This plant Is for
sale on reasonable terms and is
about tho only manufacturing busi
ness at Stayton that is on the
market, and offers a splendid opon-
1S for someone who wants to get
into tho manufacturing business on
Flno Grocery Store.
Thomas & Son are erecting a flno
concroto grocery store, that will cost
about $6000. It will havo a plato
glass front and marks tho success
of this firm which began business
hero in a small way and have built
up one of the best trades In tho Wil
Homo of Judge Quccncr.
Stayton is the home of tho Hon.
Bill Queener, Justice of tho peace,
bedrock Democrat, and all-around
legal adviser for tho community.
Bill don't pretend to amount to
much as a hair-splitting lawybr, but
he has tho confidence of tho people
to some extent and has tho love and
admiration of six daughters and bov-
eral sons, and is a happy grandfather
l.i a happy little community to which
he has contributed to tho best of his
. Has a Live Newspaper.
Stayton has a livo newspaper man
in John Alden Seabury, who is do
ing a- good business handling a local
paper nnd pushing out a great deal
of advertising matter and Job print
ing. Mr. Seabury is an onthusiast
for pediestrian tours, and is plan
ning a ten thousand mile tramp
afoot with his son Arthur, who will
be fourteen years old tho day tho
trip begins. They propose to go
from El Paso, Texas, through Con
trol and South Araorlca to Buenos
Stayton a Dry Town.
Thoso who want to loeato in a
Prohibition town ought to try Stay
ton, not because it is a howling suc
cess but to convince themsolves that
a town can bo a good orderly town
in splto of. absence of regulation. It
is not called bootlegging horo, but
tho oxprcss offices on both railroads
ship in a great deal of booze. Stay
ton had at ono time four saloons,
which was too many and was tho
causo of tho town going dry. Two
well-regulated saloons could bo run
hero and get far bettor results for
tho community than tho way things
are now. That is tho opinion of tho
wots and the town will probably go
into the wet column ut tho earliest
FactH About Stayton.
Stayton Commercial club has
printed a leaflet telling about tho. re
sources of tho community:
"Stayton can truthfully offer more
and better advantages to the sookar
of home than almost any other place
In Uncle Sam's domain. Soil, cll
mato, markets, water, fuel, lumber,
stono, fruits, vegotablos, grasses,
grains, stock, poultry, omploymont,
educational and religious advantages
in fact it Is uscloss to continue to
enumerate tho many reasons whyj
Hiayton is mo ueri piace 10 mane a
homo. Come and see. You will bo
heartily welcomed and will soon
wonder why you so long "suffered
the slings and arrovs of outrageous
fortune" in a country whero it "takes
all you can make in summer to livo
through the winter." nnd whero
dodging cyclones and lightning lu
the summer and piling on fuel In
winter took up a largo portion of
your time. You will not only gain
but comfort and poaco of
mind. Oat Wiso Come to Stayton."
Home Important Iiidufctrlcs,
The people follow lumbering,
farming, dairying, fruit growing,
(Continued on page four.)
Capital and Surplus$25,000
General Banking Transacted
THE BEST BARGAIN
OF THEM ALL
400 acres of land, 365 of it cultivated! 30 head of Jer
seys; 150 head of hogs; 200 acres of the land in
grain; 20 tons of hay; it' all goes for $55 per ace, See
J. T. KEARNS, Estate Man
Manufacturer of anii Dealer in
Flour, Bran, Shorts, Buckwheat,,
Have a complete line of staple and fancy gro
ceries, dishware, flour, feed and seeds, Our
' seed department is a stare in itself, We buy
wheat, oats, mohair wool, potatoes and alh
kinds of country produce,
W.E. THOMAS. L L. THOMAS
M. J. SPANIOL, Proprietor.
Dry Goods, Shoes, Notions,
Groceries, Crockery, Etc.