Category:Daily Eugene Guard (1913)

From Lane Co Oregon


MAN KILLED AT WENDLING Fred Barr, car repairer for the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. at Wendling, was killed almost instantly early last evening by being crushed between one of the logging cars and the mill dock. He was riding on the car which was being moved by the company's logging locomotive, when in some manner it was derailed, throwing Barr off and he was squeezed to death between the body of the car and the timbers of the dock. No one saw the accident, but the train men found Barr just as he was breathing his last. Several bones were broken. He was carried to the company's headquarters and the physician was sent for, but life was entirely extinct before he reached him. Coroner Gordon was notified of the accident last evening and went to Wendling this forenoon to investigate it. He found that no one was to blame and that the man's death seemed to be unavoidable. Barr was aged about 25 years and had been, employed by the company about a month in the capacity of car repairer. He was a single man and is said to have come from Portland where he has relatives, but they have not yet been located.



The people of Marcola, the little sawmill town on the Mohawk branch of the S. P. railway, about 15 miles northeast of Eugene, want to form a municipality, and have taken the proper steps to incorporate as a town. They have caused to be published, a notice that a petition to incorporate will be presented to the county court on Wednesday, March 5, at 2 p.m. The court at that time will accept the petition and set a date for its consideration. The petition sets fourth the fact that there are 200 people residing within the boundaries described, fifty more than required by law. Marcola is a thriving village and contains several Food stores, a fine school house and two or three sawmills, besides having a number located in the timber adjacent. Following are the names of citizens who signed the petition. L. Emmons, Mrs. L. Emmons J. Z. Shultz, Ed Savage, Mrs. E. M. Savage, W. R. Dickert, Mrs. Amy Dickert, Jerry Brown, Hattie Brown, Irvine Christy, Alex Christy, Mrs. Hettie Slack, Mrs. Francis Garrison, Mrs. Bessie Humphrey, G. W. Fredenburg, A. W. Dugan, H. M. Anderson, Claud Bevias, F. E. Maple, H. H. McDaniels, H. N. Anderson, M. V. Endicott,C. A. Arehart, Mrs. Arehart, L. M. Duguid, M. Price, G. G. Garrison, C. H. Slack, Eugene Nelson, G. L. Humphrey, B. F. Webber, A. L. McAuly, C. D. Dupont, F. J.Walker, F. F. Hubbard, L. C. Hubbard, Em Billings, Nettie Neil, Sarah E. Vores, George V. Frazier, Martha Wallace, A. D. Vores, Homer Frazier, John, Grawl, Rebecca Grawl, Mrs. Agnes McAuly, May Walker.


WENDLING BOY HAS BAD ACCIDENT Wendling, March l.-- A very serious accident befell one of the school boys, Harlund McFerrin, Monday evening. While playing over one of the dust conveyors, he accidently caught his right foot in the conveyor and his whole leg was drawn into it before the conveyor was stopped. He sustained a break in the right leg just below the hip Joint and a very badly sprained back. He is now under the care of Dr. Fanning and is getting along fine.


MRS. SARAH ARMITAGE, PIONEER OF '47, DEAD Mrs. Sarah jane Armitage, one of the earliest settlers of Lane county, died at the home of her son, Frank L. Armitage, on Lincoln street Saturday night at the age of 79 years, four months, and 28 days. She took a cold a week ago today and the cold developed into pneumonia. Mrs Armitage was one of the pioneers of 1847, having come across the plains with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Stevens, and settled in Lane county, where she lived continually till her death. She was born in Ray county Tenn., October 4, 1833, and was married to George Henry Armitage Nov. 21, 1851. They settled on what is known as the Armitage donation land claim on the road between Eugene and Coburg, and the station of

Armitage, on the Woodburn-Springfield branch of the Southern Pacific railway, was named after the family. Ten children were born to this union, only three of whom are still living. They are Frank Armitage, of Eugene, S. C. Armitage, of Portland. and Mrs. R. M. Henderson, of Denver. She also leaves a brother, Isaac F. Stevens, of Eugene, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Thompson, of California. Mrs Armitage's husband died Feb. 12, 1893. Mrs. Armitage was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and her life was always that of a devoted Christian. The funeral service will be held Wednesday.


HARRISBURG RAT WAR ON Harrisburg Oregon,March 26. - War has been declared on the large army of rats that have been overrunning this vicinity for the past year. Merchants and grain dealers have lost heavily, whole droves invading the premise at night. A bounty of 1 cent each has been offered for each rat killed and prizes offered to the ones making the largest score. The boys have been busy and already a change for the better is noticed. In some cases nets are stretched through warehouses at closing time and about 9 o'clock the trappers return and the rats scurrying to cover, are caught in the nets and are killed with clubs. As many as 14 rats have thus been killed at one time.


FATALITY AT MABEL MILL Alexander Haworth, employed at the mill of the Coast Range Lumber Co. at Mabel, died in Springfield last evening from injuries received in the mill yesterday. He was drawn into the gears of the sorting table and was pretty badly mangled. His left leg was broken in several places and the flesh was torn from different parts of his body. A physician was summoned from Marcola, but on his arrival he pronounced the injuries fatal. The injured man was taken to Springfield at once and he died soon afterward. Haworth was single and about 45 years of age. He leaves a mother in Germany, but no relatives in this country.


ATWOOD IN TROUBLE AGAIN Former Eugene Physician Is Charged With Manslaughter

Portland Ore.. May 7. - Felony warrant charging manslaughter was turned over to the police yesterday calling for the arrest of Dr. C. H. T. Atwood, on complaint of Deputy Coroner Dunning. The death of Mrs. Lizzie Garrison at St. Vincent's hospital, yesterday brought about the issuance of the information. The physician it is charged, attended Mrs. Garrison, who was only 21 years of age, at her home, 257 Union avenue, and performed an unlawful operation, from which she contracted septicemia. In support of the charge, Deputy Dunning went to the house yesterday and exhumed the body of a child in the basement. It is

understood that Dr. Atwood is out of the city at present. Three times in recent years he has been before the courts on charges of a similar nature, escaping one conviction by a ruling of the supreme court. He was among those charged recently by the federal government in a nation-wide campaign against the vendors of unlawful, medicines.


MARSHAL OF COBURG FIRES AT MARAUDER The little city of Coburg was the scene of a store burglary, an exciting chase and a pistol duel between the burglar and Marshal J. Henderson at 2 o'clock this morning. Entrance to the Nelson and Cook hardware store had been effected and Marshal Henderson saw the burglar emerging with an arm load of loot. Henderson fired and the burglar shot once or twice back at him. Henderson believes he hit the fleeing criminal, as he fell to the ground and dropped most of the things he was attempting to carry away. He left behind two automatic shotguns, a leather gun case and some gold spurs and bits. He took with him, probably having them in his pockets, two good revolvers. This is all that has been missed from the store.


HARRISBURG FARMER GETS BETTER OF SPRINGFIELD AUTOIST T. C. Luckey, the best natured man in the city, tells a good one of the business enterprise of a farmer living in the Harrisburg vicinity, says the Springfield News. Tad was over in that direction a few days ago with his auto and came to a cross road that looked more like a swamp than a road. A farmer sitting on a stump close by was asked about it and he directed our townsman to keep to the side and he could get through as two other autos had passed that same day. Tad took him at his word and started through but when well out in the middle the car began to sink and went down until water poured into the car, flooding the engine and damaging things in general. The auto owner saw that he was up against a fixed game so calmly asked the farmer to get his team which was already harnessed for the occasion. The farmer hauled the machine out as he had done for the two previous ones and calmly accepted his fee. Tad worked until the small hours of the morning getting the water out of his engine so he could get home. This is only one of the pleasures of motoring and must be accepted with good grace, but we believe that the farmer would profit more in the long run if he would play the game square.



Alvar Rose, of Donna was in Eugene today and swore out a warrant for James Chapman, charging him with having shot and wounded Abe Kelly at Donna last evening. Kelly was slightly wounded, the bullet grazing the skin. Rose was reticent and refused to talk much. His story was in substance that he and Kelly and Chapman were in a room together when for some unaccountable reason the latter jumped up and grabbed a rifle, ran outside, declaring that he would "get them both ". After he got outside, according to Rose, he fired through the door, wounding Kelly. Rose said that Kelly was not badly hurt and he was not certain whether the injuries complained of were made by splinters from the door or by the rifle bullet. He believed them to be from the rifle.


75 PEOPLE GATHER AT HAMMIT HOME ON MOHAWK FOR ZUMWALT REUNION Mohawk, June 23.- The annual reunion of the descendants of Solomon and Nancy Zumwalt was held at the home of Mrs. S. F. Hammitt in the Mohawk valley Saturday, June 21. About 75 descendants of the family were present. The day was spent in shaking hands, renewing old acquaintances and talking over old times, and one of the biggest and best dinners, which consisted of all the good things one could think of, for which the descendants of this family are noted, was heaped on the long tables. After all had done ample Justice to the feast, a short business meeting was held, during which new officers were elected for the ensuing year as follows; R. Robertson, president; Mrs. E. O. Potter, secretary; W. B. Robertson, treasurer; Mrs. Clara Bond, Mrs. Kate Zumwalt, and J. H. Hammitt, executive committee. The afternoon was spent in listening to songs, speeches and music, during which Hon. A.J. Zumwalt, of Irving, gave a very interesting talk on incidents while crossing the plains by ox team from Missouri to the Willamette valley 63 years ago last April. The speaker gave a thrilling account of the "haps and mishaps of" the trip, which gripped the attention of the younger generation from the first word to the last. During the remarks an old worn and weather-beaten ox yoke was placed before the speaker, which brought to the minds of the other members of the family incidents of the trip and the hardships. All the surviving members of the Solomon Zumwalt family were present. They are: Hon. A. J. Zumwalt, of Irving; Mrs. Louise Potter, of Eugene; Mrs. M. C. Conrad of Oakdale Wash.; Mrs. Ardelia Walker, of Eugene; Mrs. S. F. Hammitt, of Mohawk; Mrs. E. L. Warren of Asotin Wash., and C. W. Zumwalt of Donna Ore. After a few well chosen remarks from retiring president E. W. Zumwalt the meeting closed.


32,000 ACRES OF LAND BOUGHT OF BOOTH KELLY CO. IS MORTGAGED That a big sawmill is to be erected somewhere up the middle fork of the Willamette river in the near future by the Penn Company to the Detroit Trust Company by the filing of a mortgage or trust deed with the county clerk late yesterday afternoon. This land was sold by the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. last November to Z. E. Wheeler. of Portland, who in turn has sold it to the Penn Timber Co., with headquarters in Warren Penn. The land is part of the old military wagon road grant and had been held by the Booth Kelly Co. for a number of years.


B. K. FIRE WARDENS ARE NAMED BY COMPANY The Booth Kelly Lumber Company has hired several fire wardens for the season, to thoroughly patrol the respective districts to which they have been assigned. The names of the wardens, their places of residence and their districts are as follows. Lou Kibby, Wendling, upper Mohawk district, C. N. Johnson, Marcola, Donna to Wendling. L. E. Meyers, Deerhorn, Hayden bridge to Vida. Ed Shultz, Fall Creek, Hills Creek and Little Fall Creek. Dan Brumbaugh, Cottage Grove, Row River and Teeters Creek. John Farmer, Cottage Grove, Brumbaugh river.


NEW SPRINGFIELD B. K. MILL TO BE RUN BY ELECTRICITY As soon as plans are drafted the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. will begin work on one of the most modern sawmills in the country on the site of the mill that was destroyed by fire in Springfield a little over two years ago. This announcement was made by A. C. Dixon, manager of the company, last night. Dixon said: Having received advice that the government has issued the last of the patents covering our O. and C. land grant lands, which have been in litigation, we are ready to announce the prospective building of a new mill at Springfield, to take the place of the mill which was burned in July, 1911. The mill will be supplied with logs principally by rail from our camps above Wendling and will be built to cut at least a little more lumber than the old mill did; that is, something in excess of 30,000,000 feet per year. The mill will be unique in a way, in that we do not expect to build any power plant in connection with it, having arranged a contract with the Oregon Power Company whereby we will furnish them with fuel from the plant at Springfield and will buy electric power from them to operate the mill, planing mill and electric devices for handling lumber in the yards; also steam for the dry kiln, and other purposes were steam is necessary. We expect to equip the mill with electricity to the furtherest possible extent, and expect it to be as good, if not the best mill of its size in the northwest, when completed. We do not expect to build a large amount of dock in connection with the mill, but what is built will have concrete base and will be substantial in every way. Our plans contemplate the handling of the bulk of the lumber by electricity, partly by if, mono-rail and partly on tracks placed on the ground, where the lumber will be conveyed by cars propelled by an electric locomotive. We intend to have our engineer lay off the ground within the next few days and arrange for the necessary levelling and

excavation and will get ready for the actual construction work at the earliest possible date, endeavoring to have the principal buildings constructed before there is any considerable amount of bad weather. The mill will be sprinkled with an automatic system and every possible precaution will be taken to protect it and property from fire. The principal buildings Will be located further apart than previously.


PICTURE AGENT CHARGED WITH GROSSLY INSULTING WOMEN AT COBURG Charged with insulting numerous women and attempting to commit certain crimes, one Patterson, an agent for a firm which enlarges photographs, was arrested at Coburg this afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Tom Bailey and the Constable of Coburg, precinct. He was brought to Eugene by Bailey, arriving at 3:30 and the case is being investigated by Deputy District Attorney E. C. Imme. It is alleged that Patterson, while working at Marcola and in the Mohawk valley in that vicinity, approached a number of women and made improper proposals to then and even went so far as to attempt force to induce them to comply with his requests. It is said that a number of irate husbands threatened him with violence, but he soon left the town and went to Coburg, where he was located this forenoon by the sheriff's force and Tom Bailey was sent over to get him.


WORK WILL BEGIN AT WENDLING ON A "HIGH LINE" BY PORTLAND FIRM Announcement was made by the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. last evening that Abbot and Forrester of Portland, had been awarded the contract to construct the grade of the five miles of new logging railway to be built by the company up Deer Creek, above Wendling, Branching off from the main line of the road built by the company several years ago. A. C. Dixon, manager of the company, is now in Portland for the purpose of signing up with the contractors and getting all details in readiness to begin work within the next ten days. Bids for this work were opened by the company the first of the week. Several were tendered, and it took manager Dixon and other officials of the company some time to decide which was the best. The successful firm is well known in Portland and is entirely responsible, according to reports received here. The contract calls for the grading of the road only. The lumber company saws and lays the ties and spikes down the rails. When the road is completed it will make a total of about 15 miles of first class, standard gage logging road in operation by the company. Heavy logging locomotives, built to climb steep grades, are in use and the company has a large number of flat cars that are used to haul the logs from the woods to the mills at Wendling, Coburg and Springfield. The company has only during the past few weeks bought five of the largest type of donkey engines manufactured for use in the woods, and with these and the use of the new railroad, the logging equipment of the company will be second to none on the coast.


NEW DONKEY HERE The first of the four huge donkey engines recently bought by the booth Kelly Lumber Co. for use in the logging operations in the mountains above Wendling, arrived in Eugene this morning from Tacoma, having been purchased through a firm of that city. These donkey engines are the largest in use in the upper valley and loom high above the ordinary machines now used by the company. The extension of the logging operations of the company above Wendling makes it necessary to secure these additional monsters, but the old ones will be kept in use. The company's operations in the woods are being constantly increased. The mills at Wendling and Coburg are running on full time and chew up a lot of the sawlogs every day.

RAILROAD CAMP ESTABLISHED Abbot and Forrester, contractors for the Deer Creek five-mile branch of the company's logging railway, have established a camp and have a lot of their horses and machinery on the ground, ready to begin grading on the line in a very short time. There is some pretty difficult work to do, as most of the line extends along the side hills. The company will lay the track itself. It is expected that the grading will be about completed by the first of January.


BOOTH KELLY NOW HAS PATENT TO ALL LANDS IN O. and C. GRANT A patent from the United States, signed by President Woodrow Wilson, deeding to the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. over 70,000 acres of land in different parts of western Oregon was filed with the county clerk for record late yesterday afternoon. This patent, or deed is for lands purchased from the Oregon California railroad Co. in the latter company's government grant several years ago, the final papers of the sale being held up by the government's land suit against the railway Co. to compel the railway co. to forfeit the lands to the Government. During the pendency of the suit, however, a bill was introduced in congress and passed by that body, exempting the lands bought by the Booth Kelly Co., and other large purchasers. This bill was called "The innocent purchasers bill". All that was necessary for the lumber Co. to do after the passage of the bill was to pay the railroad company $2.50 per acre as required by law, and title is now given by the government in the shape of a patent. The patent filed yesterday afternoon covers 70,006.22 acres and a similar patent filed a short time ago calls for land in the amount of 1975 acres, making a total acreage of 71,981.22.



The sale of a big hop farm belonging to Isaac J. Hays, of Springfield, and situated at the junction of the Mohawk and McKenzie rivers, east of Springfield, in the best section of that beautiful valley, to George E. Knight, was consummated today by the Great Western Land Company. The consideration was an even $20,000 and constituted an absolute cash deal. The new owner will take possession in the early part of next month. The Hays farm is known to be one of the best hop farms in the valley, being altogether 155 acres, with new residence and splendid improvements otherwise, and this sale is considered one of the best consummated in the vicinity for some time. The Great Western Land Company a short time ago sold to Mr. Hays one of the finest farms near Porter, Linn county, and he and his family expect at once to take possession there.


FRANK BENZEN IS INVITED TO LEAVE SPRINGFIELD AND ACCEPTS IN EAGER HASTE Some of the citizens of Springfield formed themselves into a vigilance committee this morning and escorted Frank Benzen, who refused to support his family, to the city limits and gave him 20 minutes to get out of town. He intruded upon their hospitality for considerable less time and still has 15 minutes residence in Springfield should he chance to claims it, which is unlikely. He, with his wife and three children, were living in a single room in the rear of the old count Hood cigar factory at the end of the steel bridge. Deputy District Attorney E. O. Immel, who went over to see the man yesterday, said that the room presented the utmost squalor and poverty and there was not a thing in the house to eat but a lamp half full of kerosine oil. Benzen would not work and when he got any money he spent it for booze and the citizens became tired of witnessing the suffering of his family. Matters came to an issue today when the people made up a purse of about $15 and bought some groceries for the needy family and told Benzen to figure in some other census report.


BOOTH KELLY COMPANY RECEIVES POWERFUL LITTLE LOCOMOTIVE A powerful little 40 ton Shay logging locomotive for the booth Kelly Lumber Co. arrived in Eugene direct from the factory last night and was taken to Wendling this morning to begin operations on the company's logging railways. This locomotive will be operated on the higher levels where the ordinary locomotives now in use are unable to go on account of the excessive grades. The gear action of the little engine enables it to mount grades that are impossible for the plain engines. The Booth Kelly Company is constantly adding to its logging camps the best equipment to be had. After the

Springfield mill is completed the logging operations above Wendling will be on a much larger scale than ever before.


COBURG BUSINESS CHANGE Coburg, Oct. 2-- William Rice of Malloy Iowa has purchased N. P. Nelson's interest in the hardware store of Nelson and Cook. The new firm will be known as Cook and Rice. Mr. Rice will move his family here from Iowa. Mr. Nelson will move to his ranch north of Coburg.


COBURG NEWS MISS Ioma Drury was badly hurt by a fall from a buggy last Monday evening. She Was unconscious for some time but has so far recovered as to be able to attend school. Rev. F. B. Drake, who has had charge of the Methodist church here for the past year, has moved his family to Harrisburg. He is succeeded here by Rev. J. M. Crenshaw. Miss Byrle Eller is here from Monroe, the guest of her friend, Miss Erma Drury.

POST OFFICE CHANGE AT COBURG Frank Bettis, who has been our efficient and accommodating postmaster for the past six years has resigned. An examination will be held Oct. 11 to fill the vacancy. J. E. Fields, William Bettis and J. D. Wigle are applicants for the position. Mr. Fields is a Democrat and Messrs. Wigle and Bettis are Republicans. All these parties are Coburg's best citizens and either will make an efficient and popular postmaster.


LARGE FARM NORTH OF COBURG CHANGES HANDS Within the past few days the big farm of 767 acres of land north of Coburg, owned by Cal M. Young, Bird Rose and N. Nirachel, has been sold to John R. Fitzhugh, of Walla Walla Washington, for $75,000, the great Western Land company making the deal. Included in the deal are 60 head of cattle, farming implements and all the fixtures that go with a large place of that kind. The farm is one of the best in the upper Willamette valley. The three former owners take as part payment 320 acres of land near Bend, some business property in Clarkston Washington, and a residence in Walla Walla.


$20,000 FARM SALE MADE AT COBURG Mrs. Warren and daughters of this city, today sold to Cal. M. Young and Bird Rose, their fine farm of over 200 acres adjoining the little city of Coburg, for ever $20,000. The great Western Land Company made the deal, the negotiations having been carried on by John H. Perkins. This is one of the finest farms in Lane county and is highly improved. It is the intention of the new owners to subdivide it and place it upon the market.


COBURG MODERN WOODMEN ENTERTAIN Farrington's auto truck loaded to the guards with officers and members of the degree team of Eugene Camp No. 5837, Modern Woodmen of America went over to Coburg last evening. The event was a big meeting of McKenzie Camp No. 7610, M. W. A., at which a number of tyroes were introduced to the goat, "Nancy". After numerous stunts and the regular work had been concluded, the members repaired to the "Hotel Coburg" where "Mine host" Pirtle with that big smile of his, which was undoubtedly put there to stay, welcomed all to a splendid repast. The Eugene crowd returned at one o'clock this morning, filled with enthusiasm and fried chicken, all being loud in their praises of the lavish entertainment provided for them by the Coburg neighbors


VANDALS AT WORK AT COBURG Some miscreant or miscreants went through Coburg Thursday night on a tour of destruction. Several porch posts of business houses were chopped into two pieces and others partially ruined. The vandals also cut down several valuable shade trees and barked several more. No clue has yet been found to identify the parties and no reason can be assigned for their actions. Marshal J. I. Henderson is at work on the case, and developments are expected soon.


WENDLING NEWS The dam was completed Friday. The men have worked very hard on it and they hope that it will now hold. The Wendling school yard is being cleaned up. The stumps are being, removed by Mr. Sumner and Mr. Madison. They expect to have it completed by Monday. Last Wednesday evening the teacher of the intermediate room, Miss Hays, took her pupils on a long tramp, the purpose of which was nature study. They did not return until a late hour.


BOY ARRESTED AT COBURG Marshal J. Henderson arrested Max Robinson, aged 19 years, last Saturday on a charge of malicious destruction of property. The specific charge is to the effect that Robinson demolished a fence of H. Macy's. Robinson and some other young fellows are suspected of the work of vandalism that was done in Coburg last week. Robinson was taken before Justice Wigle where he pleaded not guilty. He was bound over to the grand Jury and his bond placed at $300, which was furnished.


MABEL LUMBER COMPANY SUED Alleging that his leg was Permanently crippled when a log rolled against it in the logging camp of the Coast Range Lumber Co. above Mabel, R. Wise today began suit in the circuit court against this company for $15,000 damages. The complaint says that on July 1 of this year, Wise, while working for the defendant company, was injured and has been in the hospital ever since, until a few days ago. He was engaged as "choker setter" in the camp and a log rolled against his knee, breaking the bone and necessitating the insertion of a silver plate to bring the ends of the bone together. He alleges that the company was careless and negligent in not having a foreman or hook tender present in conducting this work.


DONNA STORE BURNED Fred G. Bean's general merchandise store at Donna, on the Mohawk branch of the S. P. railway, was destroyed by fire at an early hour this morning. The large two story frame building and the stock of goods were a total loss, with partial insurance. Mr. Bean and family were away at the time of the fire, visiting relatives at Raymond Washington. People living in the vicinity discovered the blaze issuing from the upper story of the building some time after 6 o'clock and it had made such progress that it was impossible to save anything in the structure. It appeared as though the fire started in the living apartments, but no one was in the building at the time. During Mr. Bean's absence his former partner John Hammitt, was conducting the store, but was at his home some distance away at the time the blaze was discovered. Mr. Hammitt had only recently sold his interest in the business to Mr. Bean. The building was valued at between $2,000 and $3,000 and the stock of goods probably twice that amount. The building was owned by the Mohawk Lumber Company.


320 ACRE MOHAWK VALLEY FARM SOLD One of the largest real estate deals that has been made in this part of Lane county for some time was the sale of the 320 acre ranch on the Mohawk, eight miles east of Springfield, to L. A. Newman for $22,500, Tuesday, of this week. The large tract was purchased by O. E. Swarts, proprietor of the Springfield Provision Company, about four years and since he moved to town has been operated by his son. While there is but 100 acres under cultivation, it is considered one of the best ranches in Lane county. Mr. Newman is recently from Nebraska having been in the state less than two months. He has looked at farms in all parts of the country and says this suited him better than any he had seen. All of the stock and farm implements were included in the deal except the pure blooded stock which Mr. Swarts will keep for his own use. The price paid, which is a trifle over $70 per acre, is considered a good price, in as much as less than one third is under plow. The deal was made through J. E. Kilborn real estate firm of Eugene. Mr. Swarts seems well satisfied as he has made a nice little sum from his investment. Just what he paid for the land four years ago is not known, but it was however, considerable under $50 per acre.


MARCOLA NEWS William Dial, who works at Wendling, had his arm broken Monday. The Marcola band is growing larger and now has seventeen players. Norman Workman preached at Donna Sunday. the teachers of the Marcola reading circle district met at the school house in Marcola Saturday and held a profitable discussion of O'Shea's Every Day Problems In Teaching. All teachers were present except those from Wendling.

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