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THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 12‑11‑1891

 

COBURG DAM WASHED OUT

     Mr.  J. C. Goodale, of the Coburg sawmill, experienced a considerable loss Wednesday night about 11 o'clock by the central part of his mill dam, about 60 Ft. wide, washing out. The mill had just finished sawing the order for the new bridge of the Oregonian Railway across the Calapooia at Brownsville.  It will cost several hundred dollars to make the necessary repairs which will be delayed until a lower stage of water.  In the meantime Mr. Goodale will get an engine from the Eugene Iron Works and connect it with one already in use at the mill, thus securing power to continue work.  No logs were lost, they being secured by a strong boom above the dam.  

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 12‑15‑1891 

 

MABEL MURMURINGS  

     The number of hogs have diminished and the larders are replenished of late.   

     Bob Fields has been repairing the house on his claim, and last week he moved his earthly possessions thereto.  Can it be possible that Bob is going to live a bachelor's life?           Alfred Drury visited his daughter at Lewisberg last week.         A petition has been circulated and readily signed asking that the mail on this route be increased to three times a week instead of the two as we have now.  This is a move in the right direction and one that will be beneficial to the people along the Mohawk.  The county papers would then reach this office on Saturday; now they won't get here till Monday.        

     Mrs. Pike died at an advanced age, at the home of Mr. Arnold, her son‑in‑law, Monday night of last week. The deceased has been an invalid for several years, and during her last illness she was almost devoid of reason. The remains were

interred in the Isabel graveyard Tuesday. Thus the old land marks are falling and ere a few more years those who viewed Oregon as a vast wilderness will have passed.

     This week closes out our correspondence from Mabel. For the past, four months we have endeavored from week to week to report the constantly murmured chain of murmurings and in so doing to have been fair with all and impartial to none.   

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD     12‑15‑1891 

 

HARD DRINKER  

     Arlington, Ore.  Dec. 14 John K. Tehan, an old logging camp hand, filled up on whisky Saturday night and by 9 o'clock was attacked with violent spasm. A doctor was at once summoned, but to no avail, and in the course of a few hours Tehan died,


frothing at the mouth.  It is said that he drank over fifteen bottles of whisky in two or three hours time.    

 

THE DAILY GUARD    1‑14‑1892      

 

MAN LOST  

     Last Friday a man named, Hatfield,  from Coburg, was lost in the mountains north‑east of John Anderson's place, on the

McKenzie river. He went out hunting and did not return when searching parties went out to hunt for him.  They found his tracks in the snows and also where he had slept one night, having cut some fir boughs to make his bed out of. He had plenty of cartridges, a gun, a small axe and a few matches. The search has been continued daily until last evening, and it was intended to continue the same today. Since writing the above, we have learned that Hatfield has returned to his home at Coburg, coming out by way of the Mohawk. He suffered severely from the effects of his hardship while in the mountains.  

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑12‑1892 

 

MOHAWK ITEMS 

     Will Casterline, who has been working for Mr. Skinner the past winter, is staying with Mr.  George Drury and attending school.  A very wise move, Will.

         

     The mail comes three times a week now, but no more to the satisfaction of the citizens than before, as they all wanted their mail on Saturday instead of Friday.

     Mr. A. Wilson is preparing to erect a new residence on his premises the coming summer.  It will add greatly to the

appearance of their place, as their present house is hardly viewable from the road.

     We learn that Mr.  Arnold had quite an unpleasant encounter with a bear a few days ago.  He shot the bear but only crippled it, and his ammunition being exhausted he, with the help of the dogs, had to kill the bear with a club.  One of the dogs was nearly hugged to death and had to be carried home.                With the exception of one school, Mohawk supplied itself with teachers this season. Mrs  J. Lewis is employed at Mabel, Miss E. Whitmore at upper Mill Creek, Miss Minnie Evans at Mill Creek, Mrs. J. H. Spores at Mohawk, and T. Gill of Eugene, at the Baxter school.          

     The other Mohawk teachers are employed as follows; Miss Rena Spores at Cottage Grove, Miss Clara Stafford at Lorane, Miss Kate Drury at Star and Miss Anna Drury at Thompson.    THE DAILY 

EUGENE GUARD   4‑20‑1892 

 

ISABEL ITEMS 

     I will endeavor to give a few Mill Creek and Mohawk items, as I think they are both deserving of, praise.

     Mr.  C. Cole contemplates building a new store and I.O.O.F. hall this summer, as we are in need of both greatly.


     Mr. Franklin is making a drive of 10,000 ties down the Mohawk. Logging is all the rage on Mill Creek. The Mill Creek Lumbering Company, is going to do a good business this summer. Messrs. Wood, Whipple and Lilly Bros are on the way to the mouth of the Mohawk with a drive of logs from upper Mill Creek.  They are driving them with a flood dam 18 feet high. Another dam will be pushed to completion at once,Henry Franklin engineering it, which will be 24 feet high when completed.  

     A. L. Montgomery say's he is going to drive a million and a half feet of logs to market early this fall, "if he doesn't get too fleshy", as he has 500,000 feet cut.  He is fitting out one of the best logging teams on the river.

     Mr. Irving Lilly lost a valuable horse out of his logging team a few days ago.   

     Mr.  Harshberger and Beebe Smith are busy filling an order for 5000 ties.

     Mr. Hank Martin, a responsible land locator went up Mill Creek the other day with a man to locate.  He was from Aberdeen Washington.

     This will be on of the greatest on the coast in another year without doubt. The timber is said to be the finest yellow fir on the coast and the easiest to get out. There is talk of a large sawmill going up at the mouth of Mill Creek. But it is no

surprise, as  it is one of the best places for one in the county, as the backing will last for years.

 

 

THE DAILY GUARD      6‑29‑1892 

 

MOHAWK ITEMS     

     The hoodlum element still exists in our land on last

Saturday night some person or persons removed a burr from the axle of Monroe Hill's wagon which was left standing near the road loaded with lumber.  They also unloaded a part of the lumber and scattered it in bad shape.  It is already pretty well known who the parties are and Mr.  Hill says he will prosecute them.   

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD    12‑15‑1892      

 

COBURG ITEMS     

     George Drury has improved his lots by setting out some maple trees around them.  John Holt is the new nightwatch at the mill, and as it is the nightwatch's duty to fire up in the morning, John thought he would try it, so went to work about 4 o'clock and when found at half past six by some of the workmen, he was all in a lather and only had about 10 pounds of steam.  He tried to raise steam with all the drafts open, see?

     For the last 10 days a flock of from 1500 to 3000 wild geese have been making the night hideous with their squalling, in coming to and going from their roosts, which is located in a pond about a mile,south of town.  Several of our hunters have gone out after them, but owing to the dark nights have failed to get many.      The old mill shed has been overhauled, and now instead of the buzzing saw the hum of two monstrous planers can be heard.         Will See expects to open up his new store about the 1st of January. Last Thursday the engine in the new mill broke and causes quite a delay in the work for a day or two. 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD    3‑23‑1893      


COBURG ITEMS    

     Our blacksmith, Mr. Cox, left for Montana last Monday.            Jim Clover has moved his family to Woodburn where he

intends to keep a boarding house.         

     Old Mr. Canterbury was taken to the poor farm Tuesday, and Rev. Tillman has sold his meat shop here to Henry Philippi, who will continue the business at the old stand.         

     We understand that Rev T. has purchased a shop in

Springfield and will move his family there the latter part of this week.     

     Mr. Jackson will move his family to Waterloo in, a few days, where he will go into business.         

     John Cochran and Tom VanDuyn shipped a fine lot of butchered pigs to Portland Tuesday.              

     It is told as a fact that a certain man entered the

postoffice, threw down ten cents and asked for five 2‑cent stamps.  Five bright new Columbians were passed out to him which he promptly pushed back with "you can't bunko, me Mr." The postmaster insisted that they were good, but he refused to receive them, and would not be satisfied with any but the old style. Counterfeit dimes, composed of antimony and tin are said to be in circulation here.  We haven't seen any, but heard of a man that saw a $2 bill raised to a $10.          

     With no church in town, and everybody moving out, and no one coming in, Coburg will be a lonesome town this summer.               If money was as plentiful in this place as talk, there would be no need for hard times, but it isn't and that settles it.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD    1‑12‑1895      

 

A FORMER EUGENE MAN ARRESTED ON A QUEER CHARGE     

     Friday's Salem Journal; J. E. Baker, manager of the Goodale lumber yards in this city, was yesterday arrested by constable Beach of Woodburn, on a charge of forgery.         

     It seems that last spring Mr. Baker signed the name of his employer, Mr. Goodale, to a bond for Messrs Plumber and Ault, who were erecting a building for Cochran, Ford and Mack, of Woodburn. When the work was finished the contractors were in debt to the Woodburn firm about $800, and now an effort is being made to hold Mr. Baker, he having signed his employers name without power of attorney.  This he did in the best faith, as he is in the habit of thus signing on liens, checks, receipts, contracts, etc.

Every bank in town honors a Goodale check signed by Mr. Baker, and this attempt to make him trouble is largely a bluff.  Mr. Baker was placed under $200 bond by Justice Johnson yesterday, which was duly furnished. This morning the constable called for Mr. Baker before he was up and insisted upon taking him to Woodburn before he consulted an attorney, where he was again placed under $800 bond.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD    2‑23‑1895

 

THE SPORES BRIDGE


     This mornings Register has the following concerning the Spores bridge over the Mohawk river.

     "We are informed by parties who came over the road yesterday that the bridge across the Mohawk, near the Yarnell place, is in a very dangerous condition, so that it is unsafe for teams to cross.  Our informant states that the foundation has settled so that the bridge leans about 18 inches out of plumb at the top.  The  settling has loosened some of the braces, and the  whole structure seems in danger of falling at any time."                    There is likely some mistake about the  matter, as Judge Fisk informs us that no notice has been received by the county court of its  unsafe condition.  He also informs us that the     bridge was evidently built slightly on a slant, and that in nothing out of the ordinary has happened it is in no more danger of falling at present than when it was first built; about two   years ago, however, to prevent it slipping any further in the way it now leans, strong rods and  braces were put in.  If anything serious affected the bridge, or it was in a. dangerous condition it  is very probable that the county court would   receive immediate notice as the road is traveled  considerably and the public can not afford to long have the road in an

impassable condition, especially when knowing that by informing the court it would be speedily mended.  

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD          3‑16‑1895 

 

MOHAWK MAN ARRESTED FOR CUTTING TIMBER ON GOVERNMENT LAND

 

       Myron B. Wood, of Mill Creek, was arrested this morning by deputy Marshal George Humphrey, of Portland, and brought to Eugene.  Mr. Wood lives at Mill Creek on the Mohawk, about thirty miles east of Eugene, and the charge brought against him      is for cutting timber on government land. The  full particulars in regard to cutting the timber could not be learned.  Wood was given a hearing before United States Commissioner J. J. Walton and  bound over in the sum of $500, with Joel Ware as security, to appear before the United States Grand  Jury at Portland.

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD          5‑31‑1895  

 

COBURG ITEMS

  

     J. C. Goodale's mill is running steady. Mr. Charles Powers has returned from California. Charles says Coburg is good enough for him. Messrs Parker and Eccles of Lost Valley were  here Tuesday and offered to locate a flouring mill at this place, provided a loan of $2000 would be made to them for 5 years.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD              6‑3‑1895  

 

MYRON B. WOOD CONVICTED  

     Myron B. Wood was convicted yesterday in the United States district court of cutting timber on government land.  The jury deliberated upon the case 3 1/2 hours.

     This is the first conviction for this offence in this district in seven years.


     On January 9, 1891 Wood filed a pre‑emption claim on 160 acres of land on Mill Creek, in Lane county, in section 18, township

16 south, range 1 east.  He never paid anything on the land, and in October, 1893, allowed his pre‑emption to expire.

     On August 4, 1894, Wood went to the land office at Roseburg. It was charged against him that between the time his pre‑emption right expired and the time of his homestead entry, and while he had no claim whatever on the land, he contracted to deliver 2,000,000 feet of timber to the Harrisburg Lumber Company, and did deliver 900,000 feet. Heretofore sympathy has played a  conspicuous part in this class of cases, and acquittals have been the invariable rule. It was considered no crime to steal timber from the government. We understand that the jury  recommended the defendant to the mercy of the court.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD             6‑7‑1895

 

FIRE AT COBURG

     Last night about 10:30 o'clock the people of Coburg were aroused from their slumbers by the cries of 'FIRE'.  It was found that a large livery stable belonging to J. A. Holt was on fire, and beyond help, as that little city has no means whereby to fight the fiery element. Willing hands managed to save the horses, and several buggies, while the balance of the populace formed a bucket brigade to save other property, and by hard work the fire was prevented from spreading to the other important buildings of the place; the only other building destroyed being Henry Philippi's barn.               

     The following property was destroyed in Mr. Holt's barn; 2 buggies, 400 bushels of oats, 50 tons of hay, 30 of which

belonged to William VanDuyn , one stage hack, 6 sets harness, 2   saddles and other minor articles used about a  livery stable. In the barn two cows, some chickens and four head of hogs were burned up. Mr. Holt's loss will probably amount to $1,500; insurance $1,000 in the Norwich Union.  It is thought the fire caught from a defective flue, although nothing is positively known about the matter, as when it was discovered the barn was all ablaze. A fire had been built in the stove in the  evening to heat water for washing harness.  

     Henry Phillippi's barn was also destroyed. Loss about $150; no insurance. By hard work the residences of Henry Phillippi and Mr. Holt and the large railroad warehouse were saved from

destruction, although the roof of the warehouse caught fire a number of times. Sam Holt, a son of the proprietor was sleeping in the room from which the flue led.  He knew nothing of the fire until his father ran from his residence near by and awakened the young man barely in time to escape with a pair of overalls on.  His trunk of clothing and other possessions in the room were destroyed.


     We understand Mr. Holt will rebuild and  continue the business. The light from the burning building was plainly visible from Eugene. The fire was the indirect cause of almost a serious accident, happening this morning to Warren Bullis, a brakeman on the railroad. While switching he swung out from the car to get a view of the ruins and his head struck a telegraph pole knocking him unconscious. He recovered after a time but with a very sore head.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           7‑23‑1895

 

THOMAS J. EVANS, A WELL KNOWN CITIZEN OF MOHAWK DIES OF HEART FAILURE

     Thomas Jefferson Evans, an old and well‑known resident of the Mohawk Valley, dropped dead from heart failure at his

home,yesterday evening about 8 o'clock. Mr. Evans resides at his home near the Isabel post office, about 18 miles east of this city. Last evening his daughter, Miss. Minnie, in company with another young lady had crossed the Mohawk Creek, which runs close by the house, to pick some berries.

     While they were cutting up and playfully hallood or screamed several times, Mr. Evans heard them from the house and, thinking some trouble had befell them, hurried to the scene, greatly exerting himself in his efforts to reach them. Arriving, he found the girls all right, and sitting down on the bank of the creek, threw his hands to his breast with an exclamation which indicated he was suffering great pain.  He afterwards got up, remarking that they had given him a terrible fright.  The party then walked to the house. Reaching the porch, Mr. Evans stepped upon it, then suddenly threw his hands to his breast and fell to the floor dead.

     Thomas Evans was born in Edgar county Illinois, June, 9, 1839, and was therefore aged 56 years, at the time of his death. He resided in that state until 15 years of age when he removed with his parents to Nebraska, living in that state until the year 1856, when he removed to Oregon.  The trip was made across the plains on horseback in company with Jack Hughes and James

Parrish. He served through the Rogue River Indian war under Captain King and during the Civil War was employed by the United States government as Indian scout in Idaho and Montana. In 1868 he was married to Miss.  Emma Gross, of Linn county. They settled at their home on the Mohawk, where they have since lived. His wife and three children ‑ Miss Minnie, Charles W. and Loren O. are left to mourn his death.

     The funeral will be held tomorrow at the Isabel cemetery at 11 a. m.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD             10‑1‑1895

 

 

UP THE MOHAWK                              

     A few days ago Deputy Game Warden McClanahan made a trip up the Mohawk, at the request of a citizen who made complaint that the saw mills in that section were dumping all their sawdust into

the stream.  Mr. McClanahan found that every mill in that valley was violating the law, but as they promised hereafter to forbear, no arrests were made. However future violations will be

prosecuted.

 


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 3‑21‑1896                     

 

BURGLARS AT COBURG                

     Country stores are robbed very frequently these days. The last one occurred at Coburg last night. It appears that burglars broke into the general Merchandise store of VanDuyn Bros.

sometime during the last night by breaking open the front doors. 

     They went to the rear portion of the store and started to drill into the safe, but probably became scared, and gave up the job.  As a precautionary measure the burglars had opened the rear windows which had been nailed down.                              The money drawer was broken open and the change, amounting to three or four dollars was taken: Nothing else was missed.     

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 10‑28‑1896                                

                    

DEATH OF EDITOR CARTWRIGHT

     Today's Albany Herald; The sad intelligence of the passing away of one of the brightest and most highly esteemed young men of Linn County, was brought to us yesterday by the following telegram: Harrisburg, Oct. 27 ‑ John E. Cartwright died at       

2:30 p. m. He was sick only six hours. The doctor pronounced it chronic poison from printers type.

     Mr. Cartwright had established the Harrisburg Review upon a firm basis, had recently married, and was considered one of Harrisburg's best business men.  His loss will be most sincerely mourned.

 

 

THE EUGENE DAILY GUARD 10‑31‑1896

 

BURGLARS PENETRATE

 

     W. M. VanDuyn's SAFE AT COBURG William VanDuyn's safe in his general store at Coburg was cracked by burglars last night.            There was no money in the safe and the burglars got nothing.

     Tracks about the building indicate that the deed was

committed by two men. An entrance to the store was effected by removing two panes of glass from the sash in one of the rear doors. Tools were procured from J. C. Goodale's blacksmith shop with which a hole was drilled through the outer door of the safe and the combination broken. The lock on the inside door was broken and access was gained to the safe without the use of explosives.

     Mr. VanDuyn had left no money in the safe and the burglars got nothing for their trouble.  They removed the books to an adjoining room and tore up some papers, but so far as can be ascertained did not molest anything else in the store. A

partially rolled cigarette was left in the building.

     There is no definite clue to the would be burglars, though the store and safe were  doubtless broken into by local talent.  

 


THE EUGENE DAILY GUARD  11‑10‑1896

TWO BOYS DROWNED

     Last Sunday afternoon two small boys of Mr. Vansycle, fell off of a foot log at the Mill Creek Saw mill, in Mabel precinct and were drowned.  The entire community were out searching for the bodies yesterday, but were not successful up to last evening. Our informant could not give us any particulars of the

unfortunate affair neither the ages of the children nor the initials of the father.

 

 

THE EUGENE DAILY GUARD  12‑29‑1896

 

THE GREAT COYOTE HUNT

     May 1st 1897: Embracing territory commencing where the state road forms a junction with the Eugene road north of Doak

Zumwalt's, thence up the north fork of the Coyote, crossing over into Fox Hollow, and on across to Camas Swale, and on north to the Willamette river; thence on down the river to the railroad; following the railroad to Eugene, thence on out west to the Cantrel Lane; thence on across to the Coyote; thence on to the place of commencement.

     We the undersigned agree.. to be on hand, rain or shine, providing there are 250 names or more enrolled, on or before the 10th of April 1897. The Guard will notify from time to time.  If  said 250 names are not enrolled by the 10th of April, 1897, said hunt will be declared off. There will be a committee appointed to select grounds to drive to. Proceeds will be disbursed according to the vote of the crowd.

 

 

THE EUGENE DAILY GUARD  2‑22‑1897

 

A TWELVE YEAR OLD BOY AT COBURG IS THE VICTIM OF KICKING HORSE      A horrible accident occurred at Coburg last evening.

George Shaub, aged about 12 years had the whole top of his head crushed in by a kicking horse.

     Shaub is the stepson of Lafe Hendricks. The family resides in Coburg. One of Mr. Hendrick's daughters left this city on last night's overland train for California. The family accompanied her there and were all away from home when the accident happened.  It is supposed that young Shaub went to the barn about 5 O'clock to attend to the evening chores. When the family arrived home about an hour after that time they found the boy lying on the barn floor.  He had been kicked by a family horse, which had always been considered perfectly trustworthy. The top of the unfortunate lad's  skull and brain was crushed in.  He was still breathing and was carried to the house. Hope of saving the boys life is considered very doubtful.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑3‑1897

 

SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT COBURG


     Last Tuesday Mr. Hopkins, who lives on the John Diamond place, at Coburg, met with an accident that came near losing for him a limb.  He was cutting a fir tree about two feet in diameter that lay across a gully, and it falling, before he looked for it, precipitated him to the ground and against a tree on the down hill side of the log, which followed him up pinching him against the tree, threatening at any time to roll over him. His little son at once ran for his mother, who in time started for Coburg for assistance.  On the way she met Thomas VanDuyn and some other men and they at once proceeded to liberate the man from his painful position.

     It was found that his left foot was badly mashed and his leg to the knee badly bruised, although no bones of the leg were broken.  Dr. Kuykendall dressed the wounds and reports the  patient now getting along nicely.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑30‑1897

 

COBURG ITEMS

     William VanDuyn, the dry goods merchant, visited Eugene on business Tuesday. Wednesday morning J. C. Goodale shipped two car loads of lumber to the Utah Lumber Co. The mill is now running at full capacity and was at this writing over 600,000 feet behind with their orders from Utah, California and points in Oregon, three car loads of which go to the reform school at Salem.               

     Tuesday afternoon one of the cylinder heads of the big engine in the saw mill blew out, and was shipped to the Albany Iron Works for repair, but luckily they are still able to run with one cylinder until the other is repaired.                     Will Goodale is home from Mill Creek where he has been getting out shingle bolts for his father's mill.

 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  1‑14‑1898                     

 

DAYS WHEN WHITE SETTLERS OF LANE COUNTY WERE FEW

     From the Salem Journal‑ " I met Charles Spores, a son of Met Spores, who lives up on the Mohawk, above Eugene. He is in partnership in a barber shop and doing well. His grandfather settled where Coburg now stands and run the ferry there.  He used to haul flour to Portland with an Ox‑team, taking six weeks for a trip, and knew every man and dog on the road. His nearest

neighbor was Eugene Skinner, after whom the town was named. He thought he was the only white man in the county until some indians told him that a Boston man lived just across the river. They at once swam the river to see the only white neighbor in the county.

     The journal man should have got that other pioneer story about Uncle Elias Briggs, who took a donation land claim where Springfield is built; going over to the McKenzie one morning early after he had been made aware of the presence of a camp of white people on the bank of that stream, nearly three miles from his claim, he found the old pioneer, William Stevens at work on a cabin.


     The story goes that he vehemently expostulated with Stevens for "crowding" him; and that was in 1847, when the only white settlers within the present borders of Lane county were Skinner on the present site of Eugene, Briggs and Stevens in Springfield precinct, Spores near Coburg, and Bristow on Pleasant Hill; but the old pioneer had a horror of being Crowded.

 

 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑19‑1898                     

 

COBURG FIRE                          

 

     This morning about 2 o'clock the livery barn  belonging to J. A. Holt of Coburg, was discovered on fire, and the flames gained such headway as to be beyond control. The building and its contents were soon a total loss. 

     The barn of Henry Phillipi, situated just north, caught fire also and soon succumbed to the flames.               

     Mr. Phillipi's residence caught fire a number of times and it was saved only by hard work of the citizens who turned out to help.  As it was, the residence was badly damaged. 

     From Coburg parties it is learned that Mr. Holt carried insurance amounting to $1000 in the American Fire Insurance Co. His loss includes the building, a number of buggies, sets of harness etc..  He is supposed to have had but little hay or grain in the building at the time.  Mr. Phillipi carried some

insurance, but the amount is not known.  The cause of the  fire is unknown.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  3‑8‑1898                     

 

SAFE AT BOOTH KELLY SAGINAW MILL BLOWN UP                              Jack Davis who was at Saginaw yesterday brought down word this morning that the office safe in the Booth Kelly mill was blown open last night, leaving it almost a total wreck.  The      robbers secured coin to the amount of 33 cents only.  A diamond ring valued at about $150 was in the safe, but in some manner was overlooked.

     Workmen who live near the mill heard two distinct

explosions, but did not attach any importance to the same and no investigation was made at the time, so that the matter was not    discovered until this morning.  So far as could be learned no clue to the robbers has been discovered.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  3‑9‑1898                      

 

UNCLE JOHN DIAMOND OF COBURG                          


     The Albany Democrat has been raking up some pioneer history, and mixed up our friend Uncle John Diamond with past events.  From Linn Co. records it appears that the boundary between Lane and Linn counties was the McKenzie river, instead of a line about 6 miles north of the point where the Coburg bridge spans the stream, as at present.

     The Democrat gives the names of election Judges of "Spores" precinct as follows:

     Spores M. Wilkins, Isaac Briggs and John Diamond.  The name of this last precinct and the names of the judges prove that the southern boundary of the county at that time was the McKenzie River This election was just a little bit irregular, or we would now consider it so.  If an election should be held now in the same way, the probability is that some unsuccessful candidate  would ask to have the vote of the Spores precinct thrown out.  Uncle Johnny Diamond, who is still living on his old claim near Coburg, acted as one of the judges, and at the next term of court after the election he appeared before the Judges and asked  to be made an American citizen.  Of course his request was granted and the oath he took is entered up in due form as

follows:               

     I do solemnly swear that I renounce all fidelity and

allegiance to all foreign princes and states, and declare my intention to become a citizen of the United States.              

JOHN DIAMOND

     There is no doubt that Uncle Johnny exercised the right of an American citizen in the case above while he was yet an

Irishman.               

     Old age has dealt kindly with John Diamond, he is 82 past, and the old man yet delights his friends with his cheery cordial disposition and presence and undimmed mind. May his days yet be long in the place he has seen grow from a wilderness to a land of homes blessed with all the conveniences and luxuries of modern civilization.               

     M. Wilkins and Isaac Briggs, the latter the original owner of the Springfield Water Power, and located on a donation land claim of which the site of Springfield is part, have passed to the majority.                                 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑7‑1899                     

 

MILL SITE BEING LOOKED OVER FOR BOOTH KELLY MILL                       Following closely upon the purchase by the Booth Kelly Company from the Oregon and California Railroad Company of a large tract of timber land on the Mohawk and Mill Creek, comes their preparations to build and, operate new mills and lumber yards.               

     It is reported that the company has secured the refusal of the George H. Armitage farm, four miles north of Eugene, or as much of it as may be necessary for use in erecting mills,

creating and building canals and booms for the retention of       logs. R. S. Booth of the company and A. H. Tanner, of Portland, council, were viewing the proposed site yesterday, and Mr. Booth will remain for several days attending to details.                     The Armitage farm possesses every requirement for the proposed mill site.  It has plenty of low river bottom land adjacent to the McKenzie in which canals and booms can easily be built sufficient to hold thousands of logs, insuring           continuous runs for mills of large capacity.                     

BRANCH RAILWAY


     Looking over the proposed millsite on the Armitage farm, in company with Messrs Tanner and Booth, were R. Koehler, manager of the S. P. Oregon lines and M. Valk in charge of their           tracks. The Booth Kelly Company desires a line of railway to tap their new mill and connect with the main line of the S. P. and the Woodburn branch. In this connection it is understood that the S.P. considers the matter very favorably and will connect either at Eugene or Springfield on the main line.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 4‑27‑1899

                     

THE ENTERPRISE MILL SOLD TO THE BOOTH KELLY COMPANY                    Albany, April 26.‑ George Kelly of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company which recently purchased 23,000 acres of timberland on the Mohawk, returned yesterday from a trip up the north Santiam, where he went to inspect the big sawmill plant known as the Enterprise mill on the Breitenbush, owned by J. W. Cusick, of this city.  The mill has been lying idle for several months, and it was purchased by the Booth Kelly Co., who will remove it to the vicinity of their timber lands.               

     The mill has a cutting capacity of 100,000 feet of lumber a day.  The consideration for the plant, which includes only the machinery, was about $8000.                                 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        5‑6‑1899                      

BOOTH KELLY LEASES COBURG SAWMILL WITH OPTION TO PURCHASE              The Booth Kelly Lumber Co. today closed up the lease of the Coburg sawmill, owned by J. C. Goodale, for the term of twelve months, with the option of purchasing the same at any time, at an agreed price, during the life of the lease.                      This property is a valuable one on account of its

adaptability for holding logs safely during the winter months. It is estimated that with a moderate expense, 10,000,000

feet can be stored in the ponds.               

     The Booth Kelly Company takes possession of the mill June 1st, and will immediately operate the present mill to its

greatest capacity.  In the meantime they will purchase new motive power, and all other machinery necessary to do first‑class and rapid work.               

     Logging contracts will be let at once. In a few days we hope to be able to chronicle more enterprises of the company. It is a great thing that men representing so much capitol have located    in Lane County.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        5‑22‑1899                      

MEMBERS OF BOOTH KELLY CO. VISITING THEIR RECENT PURCHASE              Members of the Booth Kelly Lbr.  Co. left Eugene today for Mill Creek to inspect their recent purchase of timber land in that section. The party is composed of the following gentlemen:  

J. F. Kelly, Z. S. Collier, Saginaw, A. J. Hechtman, Judd


Hechtman, Herbert Flelshhacker, San Francisco, F. H. Buck, Vacaville, R. A. Booth, H. C. Kinney, Grants Pass.                     Members of the party speaking to a "Guard reporter today said the object of the trip was merely to inspect the timber on their recent purchase on the Mohawk and Mill Creek. They left by private conveyance this morning and will return

to this city tomorrow night.                                 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑9‑1899

 

CONSTRUCTION OF THE MOHAWK RAILROAD DEPENDS ON THE MOHAWKERS           For a number of years the people of the beautiful Mohawk valley have prayed for a railroad with little or no hope of being rewarded.  At last they can procure a railroad if they will only be liberal.  Will they do it ?               

     A railroad to that valley from the main line of the S. P. R. R. will enhance the value of every farm lying within it from $5 to $10 per acre.               

     During the winter months it is a great struggle for a two horse team to draw a light loaded wagon to Eugene, the county seat.  They can only market their produce during the summer and   fall season, and must procure a winters supply of groceries, etc. All this would be changed with a railroad.

     If the people of that section will give the proposed railway a right of way, it will be built at once, as will also large mills in the neighborhood of Isabel. Thousands of dollars will be distributed among the people of that section.

     Mohawk has it in her power to procure this railroad or to lose it probably for years and years.  Now is the time to act. A month from now will be too late.                                

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 6‑10‑1899                     

 

THE BOOTH KELLY COMPANY ASKS FOR THE RIGHT‑OF‑WAY                      The Booth Kelly Lumber Company some days since purchased‑‑   from the S. P. R. R., timberlands in the upper portion of the Mohawk precinct amounting to perhaps $150,000, and since that time they have purchased from other residents in the same belt amounting to quite a large sum. They also secured the right of Lane Co. to improve the Mohawk River and tributaries; then the company leased the Coburg saw mill from J. C. Goodale, with the option of purchasing the same at an agreed sum during the year.  

After fully examining the Mohawk River and tributaries the gentlemen composing the company, the Messrs Booth and Kelly and some California capitalists, decided it would be impossible to turn out the lumber demanded.  A railroad was then thought of, and Engineers were sent for and placed in the field and profiles were furnished showing the project possible. The company started negotiations with the S. P. to build a first class railroad.  The railroad agreed to build a standard gauge railroad from Henderson station about 3 miles above Eugene to Isabel on the upper Mohawk, about 14 miles, and run a daily train over the same if B. K. would guarantee 2,500 car loads of lumber over their lines to points outside Oregon to furnish ties for the road and the right of way free of cost. B. K. agreed with the conditions except the right of way.               

     Committees from Eugene left this morning in private


conveyances to interview the owners of property through which the line runs, to sign right of way contracts. In four days every foot of the right of way should be obtained.                      The railroad estimates that the building of the road alone will cost $200,000, which includes bridges across the Willamette and McKenzie rivers.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑23‑1899                     

 

SOME INCIDENTS OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF LANE COUNTY                  The name of John B. Ferguson is a familiar one to the pioneers of Lane County as well as well as many later settlers. In September 1848, over half a century ago he came to Lane County and settled on the place six miles northeasterly from Junction City where he still resides. Mr. Ferguson is 74 years of age and his friends hop that many more may be added to that number.  On last Tuesday our friend and the old pioneer of 1846, Uncle John Ferguson was interviewed by the Junction City Times and furnished information on early pioneer history. He says there was not a white mans wigwam between Corvallis and Eugene.

Skinners wigwam was at Skinners butte, now Eugene, but there were a few settlers along the foot hills. Bands of roaming Indians could be seen passing from one range or one foot hill to another. Among them were Klickitate, Molallas, Klamath and Rogue River Indians.               

     In 1846 the venerable old patriarch Elijah Bristow settled on a ranch about twelve miles southwest of Eugene and built the first log cabin in Lane County, which was in the fall of 1846. This house was built of hewed logs and the floor and loft

were made of boards sawed with a whip saw that Uncle Elijah brought with him across the plains. The saw was used by himself and his wife in sawing out these boards.  A few years after this Mr. Bristow and others built on this place the first log school house in Lane County. After more than half a century these buildings are still standing and In a very good state of

preservation and ought to be purchased by the Lane County Pioneer Association and preserved as relics of the past.  Uncle Elijah Bristow in after years gave several acres and deeded it to school and church purposes and named it Pleasant Hill, on which a splendid church and school house now stand.

     It was in April, 1848, that a band of Klamath Indians came into the vicinity of Pleasant Hill and killed some cattle for parties on the middle fork of the Willamette and also a valuable work ox for Elijah Bristow.  A runner was immediately sent down the valley as far as Corvallis, asking for help to chastise and run the Klamath back.


     Mr. Ferguson says that a force of seventeen man was raised. Seven of them going from between Corvallis and Eugene, which consisted of, J. B. Ferguson, Joshua Herbert, James Manning, Thomas Bruett, and Ransom Belknap, the others he cannot remember.      These pioneers crossed the river at Springfield in a canoe, swimming their horses, and after going to the scene of action, the whole force numbered only seventeen men. Mr. Ferguson does not remember their names, but says everyone was a host within himself and could easily kill or capture the whole band. But they were doomed to disappointment as Uncle Elijah, single handed and alone had driven the indians across the river at a place known as Scuffle Point , firing into them as they swam on their ponies across the river, and thinks he may have memaloused some of them. The remainder of the force later came up holtily and crossed the river in a canoe, swimming their horses, but as the Indians had such a start it was thought best to give it up.                   The men were so disappointed and as they were near a

beautiful butte, someone in the crowd, Mr. Ferguson thinks it was Mr. Bristow, proposed that they name it Butte Disappointment, which has ever borne that name.                

     Mr. Ferguson in company with Joshua Herbert, ascended the butte and on top of which they found a level place of many acres in extent. This was in April 1848, and Mr. Ferguson thinks they were the first white men that were ever on the butte.                  Some of the crowd returned to the log cabin of Mr. Bristow and after resting a while, all returned to their respective wigwams. They were never troubled with the Indians again in this part of the valley.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑29‑1899

                      

THE BOOTH KELLY COMPANY WRITTEN UP IN THE SALEM STATESMAN

     From the Salem Statesman, June‑ 28‑1899 ‑ One  of the largest business concerns of Oregon is the  Booth Kelly Lumber Company which owns a box factory at Grant's Pass, four or five miles in  Josephine county, sawing mostly sugar pine, and  the three mills, two at Saginaw and one at Coburg, Lane county sawing fir timber. This company is turning out about a million  feet of lumber every four days.  It is the largest  shipper over the Southern Pacific lines in Oregon.                   

     Two representatives are employed at Denver, one at San Francisco and one in the City of  Mexico.  It is now behind on its orders , and it often buys largely from other mills to accommodate its customers. Much lumber is supplied by this  company to the Rio Grande Western railroad and other large customers in the timber lease regions  of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and old Mexico, and  the Southern Pacific and its branches are very large customers.  The Mexican business is very

satisfactory, though the freight charges are enormously high the Huntington road getting the  haul clear to the City of Mexico. This company in now securing the right of way  for the Southern Pacific branch to the Mohawk timber belt,‑which it recently purchased at a cost  of about half a million dollars. This belt is about six miles wide and eighteen miles long, and contains one of the finest bodies of timber on the coast. The company is to furnish the right of way and the ties for the railroad.  It will leave the main line a few miles south of Eugene, and run eastward 16 miles.  It will cross one fork of the Willamette and the McKenzie and Mohawk rivers, building three bridges.              

     But this will give the Southern Pacific connection of its Springfield Woodburn branch and the main line, saving a good deal of round‑about and profitless hauling.


     The work of construction on this sixteen mile feeder will begin July 1st, and the road will be in operation in four months from that time.  The big sawmill of the Booth Kelly Company on the Mohawk will soon thereafter be in operation.  Part of the machinery will come from the Enterprise mill, on the Oregon Central and Eastern on the upper Santiam, which was recently purchased by the Booth Kelly concern.  There is enough timber in the Mohawk belt to keep the mill running for fifty years.             The moving,, spirits of this concern are John and George Kelly, Lane County boys and Robert A. Booth of Grants Pass and Henry Booth now register of the Roseburg land office, all Oregon boys, and all hustlers.  They have enlisted with them some California and Chicago capitalists.  These Oregon hustlers deserve great credit for their energy and pluck in carrying such a gigantic enterprise to a successful consummation. The prospects now are that they will make of their property a paying  one, while turning to profitable account dormant resources and thus contributing a great deal to the permanent wealth of their state. In fact their property has already paid good dividends, and it promises larger profits on the increased investments.            

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑21‑1899                     

 

HE BUYS CHITTIM BARK

     Fridays Albany Herald,.  Dr. J. A. Lamberson, of Lebanon, was in the city yesterday, returning from a trip to Eugene, where he made extensive purchases of chittim bark from dealers in that  city. The Doctor has been engaged in buying and shipping Oregon medicines, including grape root, saparilla and chittim bark, or as it is known by its medical name, cascara sagrada, for a number of years and also manufactures the various oils and extracts at his laboratory in Lebanon. His principal business at present is buying all the chittim bark he can, but he also expects to ship a car load of pine pitch in a few days. His activity at present is occasioned by the San Francisco syndicate trying to keep the price low and the doctor is buying all bark in sight and not allowing the cheap bark to get on the market. He is paying $60 per ton for bark at Lebanon, Albany and Eugene, and has 88 tons in the Albany freight house for shipment. He is a small trust all by himself and has succeeded in cornering nearly the entire output from the upper valley.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑26‑1899                     

 

BRANCH RAILROAD UP THE MOHAWK NOW ASSURED

     The branch railroad of the Southern Pacific from Eugene through Springfield and up the Mohawk to Isabel, is now assured, and the Booth Kelly Lumber Company, prime movers in the

enterprise, will by this means secure rapid transportation for    the marketing of their product.  The Booth Kelly  Company

purchased from the O & O R R, one block of 20,000 acres of fine timber land on Mill Creek and the Mohawk, afterward 10,000 acres, and other small lots, aggregating nearly 40,000 acres of land in this section.                      

 

PLAN OF LOCATION               

     With possibly a few minor exceptions, the route of the road will be as follows:


     From Eugene to Henderson Station on the S. P. main line, thence across the Willamette river, either above or below the steel bridge, to be determined in few days upon engineers report of foundation for piers; thence to Natron track and along same three miles to Gorrie's farm, where new track will again be built; thence across the farms of Messrs Henning, Beard, Comegys, Ebbert and Vitus to a point where the McKenzie river will be spanned 50 Ft. below the Hayden Bridge; thence along the Mohawk to the Spores farm where a bridge will be erected across said stream 350 feet below the wagon bridge; the next crossing will be just below the mouth of Mill Greek, which stream will be ascended to the old mill site, the present terminus of the road. The branch will be about 18 1/2 miles long.  The right of way and the ties will cost the Booth Kelly Company app. $23,000, the cost of the former alone exceeding $12,000.               

     Several sections of land have been secured at the terminus, Isabel, and here the company's mill, store, hotel and other buildings will form the nucleus for a thriving village, having as its start a steady pay roll for 300 men in regular employment.        The Booth Kelly Company mill at Saginaw has already

commenced sawing ties for the new line, and the bridge timbers will likely be furnished from this point.

 

WORK WILL BE RUSHED               

     Work on the railroad and the new mill and buildings will be carried on with all possible speed.  It is expected the trains will be running to the mill and that the mill will be in

operation by February 1, 1900. The Booth Kelly Co. recently       purchased the Berry mill, formerly located at Breitenbush Creek on the O O & E R R and the same is now ready to be transferred to its new location. It will be shipped to Springfield, and          hauled from there to Isabel on heavy logging trucks. The capacity of the mill will be 125,000 feet each 11 hour day, and it will be run to its full capacity.               

     The work of erecting the buildings at the mill site will be in charge of George Kelly of the firm., They will include the main mill, stores hotels, dry kilns, planing mills, bunk houses,  cottages, etc., and is of itself a task of no small importance.  For this work about 75 Mechanics will be required for several months.

     The mill at Isabel owned by C. Cole is getting out the lumber for these buildings.

 

LOGGING OPERATIONS

     The Booth Kelly Co. was recently granted a franchise on Mill Creek and will use it for logging purposes.  The logging will be operated by flush dams of the time.               

     As the timber is consumed it is the intention to extend the road further along the Mohawk.  The company estimates they have enough timber on hand to last 50 years.               

     Trains will run on the branch daily except Sunday.  Members of the company have been in conference in this city today and sent out an order for new machinery, which is expected to arrive soon. The order includes six boilers for the mill, having a capacity of 500 horsepower, and two boilers for the planing mill having a capacity of 250 horsepower; also four planers capable of smoothing down a stick 24 by 30 inches, 100 feet long.  Machinery for the dry kiln will guarantee the drying of 50,000 ft.‑ of lumber in 12 hours.   

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 8‑30‑1899                     

 

BOOTH KELLY COMPANY MEETING WITH GOOD SUCCESS IN SECURING RIGHT   OF WAY


     The Booth Kelly Co. are busily engaged securing the right of way for the railroad that will bring out the timber wealth of the upper Mohawk river.               

     C. Cole, of Isabel, was in Eugene today, and informed us that from his sawmill, one mile below the mouth of Mill Creek, to the site of the proposed Booth Kelly mill, three miles up Mill    Creek from the mouth, the right of way has practically been secured.                       

 

FOUNDATION ORDERED

     The order for the foundation timbers has been placed with Mr. Cole's mill.

     Our people will probably more fully realize the extent of this industry that is certain to become a very important factor in the development of Lane County for years to come, when we tell them the ground plan of the mill is 60 x 180 feet, and that this order all for foundation and floor, figures UP 75,000 feet of lumber.  The Booth Kelly Co. are making preparations to take out millions upon millions of feet of lumber.                        

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 9‑2‑1899                     

 

CONTRACTS FOR GRADING BRANCH RAILROAD WILL BE LET NEXT WEEK            According to agreements the Southern Pacific in making active preparations to build the branch railroad from Eugene to the Mohawk. The grading will soon commence. Bidders on this portion of the work are going over the line today with the civil engineers, and the contract will be let within the next week. The work of grading, it is understood, will be commenced where the road leaves the Natron track.               

     The Southern Pacific expects to have all grading and bridges finished by Jan. 1 1900.                                   

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑4‑1899                    

 

TWENTY FREIGHT TEAMS NOW DELIVERING FREIGHT TO THE MOHAWK MILL         The Booth Kelly Company is already rushing the construction of their large new saw mill and other buildings on Mill Creek, in the Mohawk valley.  Two mesa buildings and one bunk house are     already up and are in use.  Several others are being constructed. The ground for the new mill foundation has been cleared and timbers for the same are being delivered.  The size is 60 x 300 feet.               

     Several millwrights arrived from Portland last night and went to the mill site this morning. The company is advertising in the Guard for 75 laborers loggers, and carpenters. If you want work apply at once. George H. Kelly, superintendent at the mill site, went to that place this morning.

     Twenty wagons are already engaged in hauling freight to Coles.  Various supplies are being hauled today including one carload of nails and one carload of cement to be used in

constructing the buildings.  The first carload of machinery is    expected to arrive tonight.  The mill will be completed by January 1st.  A number of contractors are expected from Portland tonight.               

     The contract for grading the railroad will soon be let.     

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑7‑1899                     


THE BOOTH KELLY CO. NOW OWNS THE COBURG SAWMILL                        It will be remembered that the Booth Kelly Lumber Company some time since leased the Coburg sawmill with the option to purchase.               

     Today W. E. Brown and wife deeded by quitclaim the mill and all rights and privileges owned or vested to construct, enlarge, maintain and operate mill race running to the mill; all of the J. C. Goodale sawmill property at Coburg, together with the sawmill, planing mill, blacksmith shop and offices situated on the  premises, together with all tools, implements and machinery now on hand; also office safe; all supplies on hand for the mills and shops; also all logging tools, ropes and supplies on hand, to the Booth Kelly Company for the sum of $15,000.                      The mill has been remodeled and an electric light plant is being placed in to permit the mill to run night and day.  It is expected that it will saw 100,000 feet of lumber, per day, when it starts up.                                                    

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑8‑1899                     

 

STEEL BRIDGES WILL SPAN THE RIVER ON RAILWAY                     

    It is expected that before Saturday night the contract for grading the Mohawk branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad will be let in San Francisco.  Several Oregon men are now in that      city getting ready to bid.  Therefore it is likely that work will begin next week throwing dirt. The company has concluded to use steel bridges in spanning the rivers instead of wooden ones as originally announced.  The bridge across the Willamette will consist of two spans with a stone pier in the center of the river.

 

B. K. BUILDINGS BEING ERECTED               

     About fifty men are at work in hauling and erecting

buildings at Coles for the large Booth Kelly sawmill.            

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑11‑1899                     

 

FORREST AND WOODCOCK WILL FURNISH COBURG MILL 10,000,000 FT.     

     Malor L. D. Forrest and Attorney A. C.Woodcock have just received a new contract to furnish the Coburg sawmill 10 million Ft. more of McKenzie logs.  The logs are to be furnished as   follows. 6,000,000 in the spring of 1900 and 4,000,000 feet in the fall of 1900. The old contract called for 4,500,000 this fall. They have already made one delivery on the contract, and    have a drive of 2,700,000 feet at the mouth of Camp Creek in route to the mill.               

     They have ordered a portable engine and will use a cable in the woods hereafter. This contract will give employment to a large number of men.

 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑21‑1899                     

 

JOHN BAYS OF PORTLAND GETS MOHAWK CONTRACT                       


     John Bays has received the contract for grading and doing the rock work on the Mohawk Railroad between Eugene and Wendling. Mr. Bays says that he is expected to be throwing dirt on the line by next Monday morning. He will hire six men and teams here in Lane county if he can procure them.  If not, he will bring his regular plant here, which has 100 head of horses, the same at present being near the Snake River where he has just completed a contract for the O. R. & N. Some 50 scrapers will be unloaded from  cars at Henderson station tonight to be used in  the work. 

He will first grade the road where the branch leaves the Natron line, and the crossing of the McKenzie River, so the road can be used in delivering bridge materials. He expects to complete the contract in 60 days if the weather holds good. His son‑in‑law Mr. Phillips will be timekeeper and have charge of the commissary department. Tents, of all descriptions to be used in the work will be here Tuesday.                                           

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  10‑4‑1899                     

 

THE MOHAWK RAILROAD WORK

     Contractor John Bays, who is doing the grading on the Mohawk Railroad, arrived here from Portland last night.  He informs us that his grading outfit, including harness, tents, etc,  reached Springfield last night, and he expects two car loads of horses to work on the grade,tonight. They left Snake River yesterday morning.  He says he expects to have 60 scrapers at work on the grade Within the week. His clearing gang in making good progress and his rock men have the work well under hand. The grade has been completed across the Springfield county road. It in rumored that work will soon start on the Springfield bridge, and that the steel work has already been finished by the Sacramento railroad shops.                     

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  11‑3‑1899                     

 

COBURG ITEMS Nov, 1, 1899‑ Henry Philippi had the misfortune to lose a valuable cow last week, she having someway become fast in the mud in the mill pond, and was not discovered until it was too late to save her life.

     Someone spread the rumor among the "rising generation" that Sam Mathews had taken unto himself a wife, and an a matter of course, they proceeded to make the night hideous about the premises, but the rumor being false, Sam soon dispelled the musicians, causing great consternation among them.

     Mr. Teeter and daughters have purchased the hotel, and took possession Monday.               

     It is rumored that Coburg is to have a saloon, but it is hoped by all the self respecting citizens that it will not materialize.               

     Some one evidently took electric lights as a danger signal, and reported that diphtheria was prevalent here.  The report has no foundation.  We haven't the diphtheria, smallpox, scarlet fever, or anything else, except a sawmill, and neighboring towns need not boycott us on account of it, as it is not contagious.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  11‑11‑1899                     

 


WENDLING TO GET TWO 16,000 POUND BOILERS                               Under the supervision of L. Simon, one of the largest boilers for the Wendling (Mohawk) saw mill, of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company, which weigh 16,000 pounds has been delivered within three miles of the mill and loaded on a sled at that point, and will proceed forward.  It took six span of horses(12 head) to pull this boiler over the road. A report was current here that it turned over from the breaking down of the approach of a bridge across the Mohawk river.  This is a mistake.  The approach just settled down and the wagon did not turn over.  The companion boiler of like weight, was pulled out of Springfield this morning for its destination. Another boiler, lighter, is being loaded and will be pulled over the road with four span of horses.  L. Simon is head teamster, and knows his business thoroughly.

     Altogether there will be about a dozen boilers of different sizes, used in the mill.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 11‑29‑1899                      

 

LOGS LOST AT COBURG                          

     William VanDuyn was in Eugene today, and  informed us that through faulty guy ropes the boom across the river at that place yesterday forenoon swung around and could not be replaced on account of the rise in the river.  He said that men with the drive estimated that between 500 and 1000 logs passed down the river.               

     If this estimate is correct this will be a heavy loss on Forrest and Woodcock, the owners, as the logs would easily measure 1500 feet on the average and were worth $5, once safely in the Coburg  race.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  12‑8‑1899                     

 

COBURG ITEMS

     We have a new station agent again, Mr.Pearson the former agent being called to Salem, to the bedside of his wife who has the smallpox.

     It is said that a number of young men in town came out of the billiard hall with considerably less cash than they had on entering.  It is to be deplored that such an establishment finds support here.                               

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  12‑21‑1899                     

 

COBURG ITEMS

     The mill hands had a short lay‑off last Thursday, owing to a breakdown, but repairs were made in time for work to begin the next morning.

     Robert Carey our former station agent, has a position as night operator at Glendale on the main line.

     Frank Taylor now runs a stage from Coburg to Eugene three times a week, which in very convenient for those who have no conveyance of their own.


     George Drury has returned from a visit to his father on the Mohawk. The Eugene Register had an agent over here Saturday "doing the town" for their daily. He tried to convince us that it was better than the Guard, but having a mind of our own, we failed to see it that way.                                 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  1‑3‑1900                     

 

MOHAWK BRANCH RAILROAD                          

     About 20 men arrived at Springfield Sunday to work on the branch railroad grade. One‑half of them were negroes.  The Southern Pacific pile driver arrived at Springfield Monday   night, and has been sent to the front, and will be at work in a few days. D. McCarty, of San Francisco, came in on yesterday's train to commence work on the McKenzie bridge at Hayden's.       

THE MOHAWK CASE; LEWIS NOT DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED                          Dr. W. L. Cheshire arrived home this afternoon from Mohawk, where he was called to attend Alec Lewis, who was stabbed

yesterday by Marcellus Arnel, in a fight resulting from some      past trouble.  Dr. Cheshire reports Mr. Lewis's condition quite bad, but the wounds are not considered dangerous.  On the right shoulder is a cut six inches long, on the left arm across the     elbow is a cut four inches long, and in the back, on the left side, in a stab between two ribs which fortunately failed to reach any vital part.  Mr. Lewis is now resting easily and will get along all right.               

     Sheriff Withers arrived yesterday with Mr. Arnel and the examination will be held before Justice Wintemeier.  The advance stories about the  trouble differ somewhat, Arnel claiming he did the cutting in self defence and Lewis claiming he was attacked by Arnel and his,father.  As only the three were present, the examination may not result in much satisfaction in clearing up the matter. The fight evidently resulted from trouble over a beef contract held by Arnel with the Booth Kelly Company.             

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 1‑25‑1900                      

 

COBURG, Jan. 24, 1900

     We had a railroad wreck right in town last week.  The engine was pulling loaded cars out of the lumber yard when, on reaching a slight curve on the switch, a box car, which was loaded too heavily on one side toppled over, leaving the wheels on the track.  The section men with the very efficient aid of the pile driver, now at work at the McKenzie bridge,  righted the car during the day and reloaded the lumber. We may be a false

prophet, but we believe what we say, when we give our opinion that it in going to snow.  The walks are icy and the pumps are freezing. A little snow and we would call it winter today.       

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 2‑15‑1900                     

 

COBURG IDEAS


     The train was wrecked for the third time in the last few weeks, last Wednesday night.  No one was injured.

     Workmen have been repairing the breakwater at the wagon bridge across the McKenzie, but have suspended the job until the road settles a little.

     The body of John DeLaney, who died in the Philippines will be shipped to his mother who lives in Coburg.                      Teams are now hauling the timbers for a new boom to be constructed on scientific principles by the Booth Kelly Co. Nearly a ton of iron has already been used in the structure.  It is built in such a manner as to do away with the guy ropes        formerly used. The timbers are put out by the mill here, and      hauled across the wagon bridge and under the trestle of the railroad bridge across the McKenzie to an open space on the other side of the river, where the frame work will be put together, and when all in completed it will be floated down stream to its permanent location.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑19‑1900                      

 

SAGINAW SQUIBS

     Saginaw is a station on the O & C R. R., 2 1/2 miles north of Cottage Grove and 18 miles south of Eugene.  This is the terminus of the lumber flume of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company, which dumps the lumber from their saw mills on the railroad track, the mills being situated five miles back in the mountains. With the exception of two residences the entire town and townsite is owned by the B. K. L. Co., who employ about 200 men here at the docks and at the two mills.  The wages paid run from $1.50 to $2.00 for common labor.

     The population of Saginaw I would estimate to be 250 souls. The only place of business consists  of one store owned by the Booth Kelly Co., The only public building is the school house which  does duty for all public meetings and church purposes. It is at present accommodating both democratic and republican clubs, two separate literary and debating societies as well as the church and public school.

     We are sadly in need of hotel accommodations and a public hall. This town would support two or more fraternal societies as well as several social clubs if only we had a suitable place to   hold the same.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑20‑1900

 

FROM SAGINAW

     The Booth Kelly Company shipped 105 car loads of lumber from here for the month of January, and about 90 up to the 16th of February. These car loads ran from 10,000 feet and upwards to the car.               


     A source of curiosity to the visitor here, among other things, is the Booth Kelly Company's pack train, which delivers supplies to the sawmills four miles up in the mountains.  A string of horses are packed with provisions, beef, machinery, wire cable, or any old thing used in a logging camp or saw mill. They are then tied in a string, each to the  other's tail, and are skillfully piloted by a gentleman who leads them through the straight and crooked way, through mud holes and brush, where no wagon could follow.  They make a trip every day, and a worse mud bespattered outfit than these old steeds and said gentleman could nowhere be found.               

     Miss Ethel Menton, of mill 2, had the misfortune to lose her purse here near the depot a few days ago, containing $11.  It was found by Frank Kennedy and returned intact.

     That's right Frank, you will receive your reward in heaven for that!                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑27‑1900                     

 

THE COBURG MILL                          

     The Coburg mill of the Booth Kelly Lbr.  Co. is shut down for a few days, waiting for the arrival of logs.  In the meantime the new boom is being placed in position. It is 1900 feet long and is fastened with steel cables.  It is expected that this boom will prove to be reliable and adequate for the needs of the mill.

The boom is strengthened and protected by wings.    

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 2‑27‑1900   

 

SAGINAW SQUIBS

     There in a movement on foot to erect a two story building here for public purposes, the ground floor for a city hall and the upper story for a lodge room for fraternal societies.  It is a laudable enterprise and should receive the support of our citizens.

     Vern Hines of mill 2, had the misfortune to sever two toes from his right foot with an axe while sniping the end of a log today.  He took the south bound local for medical attention.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 3‑1‑1900                     

 

WENDLING MILL WILL START UP IN THE NEXT 15 DAYS                        R. A. Booth arrived here today from the Booth Kelly mill at Wendling.  Mr. Booth states the mill will start up about March 12, cutting 80,000 feet per day, on a new contract of 10,000,000 feet, just signed by them.

     He has trade a contract with the Southern Pacific for a telephone line connecting Coburg, Wendling, Springfield, Saginaw and Cottage Grove with their new main office to be established in this city.  It will be a private line. When the Mohawk railroad in finished the Wendling mill will cut 150,000 feet per day.  Mr. Booth unreservedly states this mill is the best in the state.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  3‑23‑1900                     

 

COBURG ITEMS                          


     Many improvements are being made on the mill property here.       A new blacksmith shop and a dry kiln are being erected.  The old planer is being torn down. The millpond is being cleared of rubbish, and will be enlarged to meet the demands of the growing  business of the Booth Kelly Company.

     Frank Taylor had a narrow escape last week while hauling logs from the pond. A lever gave way throwing him about eight feet against a timber.  He sustained quite severe injury by the fall, but is able to be about now.                               

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  3‑31‑1900                     

 

MOHAWK VALLEY RAILROAD                           

     John Bays, the well known contractor, who has been

superintending the construction of : railroad up the Mohawk valley from‑ Springfield to the Booth Kelly mills, a distance of 16 1\2  miles, is in the city on a short visit.                        Mr. Bays has been on this work since last fall, and is as full of pluck and go as ever.  His son has the contract for the   road, and he is superintending the construction.                  He has the track laid from Springfield to Smith's bluff, a distance of five miles, and two miles more graded, and intends to have the road completed by the middle of June.  In addition to    this he has built a county road along the hillside to take the place of one destroyed by the construction of the railroad.       

    The Mohawk valley road is to be connected with the Southern Pacific at Henderson's station, which will necessitate the building of a bridge across the Willamette and some heavy rock cutting  on one side and a big fill on the other. 

     The  plant of Mr. Bays is now under attachment and work on the road suspended.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑2‑1900                     

 

MOHAWK ROAD WORKMEN ARE WITHOUT FUNDS AND DESTITUTE                    The men who have been working for contractor Bays on the Mohawk branch of the Southern Pacific,  deserve the greatest sympathy.  Without money, after working all winter in the mud and wet, actually suffering in some instances for food,  which they are compelled to get by asking for handouts, these honest toilers are in need of  anything which can be given them.                     Contractor Bays has returned to Portland, and  made

practically no payments while here. It is most unfortunate, as Bays has unquestionably lost money on the contract, and even the workmen do not question his honesty, or willingness to pay, if he could secure the money. Virtually everything has been attached. Attorneys Thompson and Hardy and L. Biyeu have over $1000 for collection, and are doing a work for charity in trying to get something for the men.      

    The Southern Pacific should see that these laborers receive their pay.  It is a duty the company owes to the men who have built their road. It is believed that this will be brought about, and that the men will receive what is justly due them.                 It has been reported that Mr. Bays has given up the work, having sank all he had in this job, every phase of which has been disastrous to him. About 20 of the men went to Portland today, their passage being furnished by the Southern Pacific. The rest of


the laborers will remain here in  the hope of securing work of some kind, and will also be on hand to give what aid they can in the collection of claims.                                 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑14‑1900                     

 

WORK WILL BEGIN ON NEW GRADING CONTRACT MONDAY                         Last Thursday the contract to finish the grading of the Mohawk Railroad was re‑let to  contractor Mason of Portland.  Mr. Mason has just finished a contract on the Columbia and Southern and

will at once move his supplies here, including 100 teams. He expects to complete the work in 60 working days,

beginning Monday.                       

 

PORTLAND, April 14‑

     The grading contract on the Mohawk railroad has been let to Archie Mason of this city, who will commence on the work at once. Mr. Mason shipped and carload of flour yesterday from Albany to his Mohawk supply camp. His outfit will arrive in Springfield today or Monday‑Shipment of material for the steel bridge   across the McKenzie is expected any day. Work on the steel bridge at Springfield will not commence until the branch between

Springfield and Wendling is nearly completed.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑17‑1900                      

 

CONTRACTOR MASON PUSHING WORK RAPIDLY ON MOHAWK RAILROAD               Archie Mason, of Portland, the new contractor in charge of the grading of the Mohawk branch of the S. P. has commenced active work. Four car loads of horses, scrapers, etc, arrived Saturday night and were at once sent to the front.  Three more carloads of horses and material arrived and were sent to the front last night. The road has an appearance of activity more evident than at any previous time since work began, and the grading will be pushed with all possible speed.

     The material for the railroad bridge across the McKenzie is expected to arrive at any time. The first shipment consisting of nine carloads of steel has left the Sacramento shops and is on the road. The bridge complete will amount to 20 carloads.        

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 4‑18‑1900                     

 

JOHN HIGGINS STRUCK BY FALLING TREE AT WENDLING                        About 11 o'clock yesterday morning John Higgins, who has been in the employ of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company felling logs near the Wendling mill, was struck by the limbs of a tree  and injured, so that he died at 7 O'clock this  morning.

     In company with another man Higgins was working about two miles above the mill, and stopped on a log to await the falling of a tree which they had just chopped down. Turning he saw that the limbs would strike  him, and started to run along the log out of  danger, but he was too late.  The limbs hit the man between the shoulders, knocking him down, and an ax which was sticking in the log cut his arm quite severely. 


    Higgins was about 40 years old, and so far as is known at the mill, held no family.  He came out from the east several months ago.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑21‑1900                     

 

IRON FOR THE MCKENZIE BRIDGE ALREADY RECEIVED

 

SPRINGFIELD Ore.  April 21‑ The first installment of the steel bridge for the McKenzie river arrived at Springfield yesterday, consisting of three car loads. The balance of the bridge will     follow rapidly. The piers are nearly completed and in 10 days active work will begin on putting the bridge together. The bridge has been removed from the Central Pacific railroad, being shipped from Corrineya station, 20 miles went of Ogden Utah.             

     Archie Mason the contractor received another carload of horses today.  It is reported that he expects to receive 60 Japanese, to arrive by this evening's train, to be turned loose on construction work.                                 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑30‑1900                     

 

WENDLING SAW MILL                          

     The Booth Kelly Co. has a contract for 10,000,000 feet of ties, for the S. P. R. R. The large mill at Wendling is at work on the contract now. Put out 90,000 feet Saturday easily and expects to cut from now on 100,000 feet each day.                     A platform, 700 feet long has been laid near the mill to load cars from; twenty cars can thus be loaded at one time.      

 

THE DAILY GUARD  5‑3‑1900                     

 

MEN KILLED IN SAGINAW BOILER EXPLOSION                                Dr.  W. L. Cheshire, coroner arrived home today from Booth Kelly mill No. 1, above Saginaw seven miles, where he went to investigate the  boiler explosion, which occurred yesterday. Dr.Cheshire reports the affair to have been very disastrous, but one to which no blame can be attached, unless to the men who were attending the  boiler, as they were all experienced engineers.   


     The boiler which exploded had not been used for about three weeks, and the water gage had  become stopped up.  The men built a fire under the boiler and went about some other work.  The result was that enough steam was generated to blow the  boiler sky high, which it did literally. The boiler was one used to haul logs to the  mill and was across the lake from the mill about 500 feet distant.  When the explosion occurred the boiler was lifted into the air, carried across the lake and lit on the roof of the mill, falling from there to the platform, where it now rests.  The other boiler alongside was not injured.                      The men were terribly injured.  Frederickson, the man killed outright, received a large fracture on the skull, and beside was virtually mashed all over.  Anlauf, who died about 2 o'clock this morning, was badly injured on the head, and had his right am and left thigh fractured. Rudolph, who is alive and probably

recovering was injured in the chest and burned over various parts of the body, besides having his right arm fractured.             

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   5‑3‑1900                     

 

CONCLUSION OF SAGINAW BOILER EXPLOSION AND CORONER'S JURY              AT 8 O'clock this morning Coroner Cheshire empaneled a jury, composed of workmen from mill No. 2, and examined into the causes of the explosion and the death of the two men, concluding this duty about 10:30.  He then came to Saginaw and arrived home on the 1:08 train.                       

 

REPORT OF THE CORONER'S JURY                

     We, the coroner's jury, having been summoned to investigate the boiler explosion, deaths and injuries occurring at the Booth Kelly mill No. 1, find that said explosion occurred about 10 a. m., and was probably due to overpressure; and that Otto

Fredrickson was killed outright by a fracture of the skull.           Otto Anlauf was injured by a stroke on the head, from the effects of which he died about 14 hours later, and Herman Rudolph was injured on chest, burned on various parts of body, and     received a fracture of the right am, all due to said explosion.  

     M. J. Bridge (Foreman)        Ed Crawford                         Bona Patten                   S. A. Benson                        Clark Lewis                   J. L. Planter                  

     Coroner Cheshire reports a hard trip, and states that the work was gruesome. When he arrived yesterday afternoon, he found  Drs.  Wall and Job, of Cottage Grove, already on the field, doing all that was possible to alleviate the suffering of the injured men.  Last evening Dr. Kuykendall was sent for and he went up on the night train, walking the entire distance to the mill over the rough roads, and back to Saginaw in the morning. Mr. Anlauf was about 30 years of age, and Mr. Fredrickson about 45.  Mr. Rudolph was a younger man and unmarried.

   Not since the explosion of the boiler in a harvest field in the west and of the county in the summer of 1896, has a disaster of such proportions  occurred in Lane Co. and the sad accident has cast a gloom over all who know the unfortunate men.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  5‑5‑1900                     

 

MORE PARTICULARS CONCERNING SAGINAW EXPLOSION          

(Cottage Grove Leader, 5‑4)                          

     The boiler that blew up was an old boiler, but was

considered safe and had been fired up for putting another one out of the way, which had been  condemned. It was stationed at the opposite end of the mill pond from the mill, about 450 feet distant and when the explosion occurred the boiler which weighs about 5,000 pounds, was blown across the mill pond in the

direction of the mill, a distance of 330 feet before it struck, then bounded 100 feet further up the hill, and now lay in the mill.                


     The cause of the explosion in practically unknown. There were four men working around the boilers, all engineers, and the only one who escaped uninjured was Mr. Harry Wynne, of this city, who says the last time he noticed, the gage registered 60 pounds of steam.  The machinery in the engine room is a complete wreck and was valued at about $3,000.  However the Booth Kelly Company, we understand, had expended about $10,000 experimenting on this log pulling station, before they got it so that it could be successfully operated. At last report the unfortunate Mr. Rudolph was resting as easy as could be expected and there is some hope for his recovery.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  5‑8‑1900        (Brownsville Times)      

 

 

GRAWFORDSVILLE HAS COUGARS   

     E. S.  Marsters, who resides on his farm near

Crawfordsville, heard his chickens making a horrible noise Thursday morning at 1 O'clock, and thinking a "varmint" of some kind was after another mess of foul, took his dogs and gun and gave chase. The dogs soon had something treed, and soon a         chicken came tumbling from the tree.               

     Mr. Marsters remained under the trees with his dogs until daylight, when he took deliberate aim and brought down a yearling cougar.  A little later he fired another shot into a tree nearby and brought down another cougar, about the same size.                 They measured about five feet.  Mr Marsters prizes these young fellows very highly; says it has, cost him about $20 worth of chickens and turkeys to raise them.                        

SAGINAW HAS SMALLPOX               

     Judge Potter and Dr. L. A. Paine returned from Saginaw this morning and report the smallpox at that place, of a mild type and the patients fast recovering.               

     The doctor fumigated the places thoroughly  and left

instructions for disinfecting. The gentlemen went from here to Cottage Grove by train, and from there to Saginaw by wheel. On the road down to Saginaw the doctor had the misfortune to break his wheel which compelled him to walk to Creswell.               

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  5‑14‑1900                     

 

MOHAWK EXTENSION S. P. R. R. BRIDGE                                 The great depth of the McKenzie river, 50 feet at the point where the Southern Pacific railroad bridge will be built on the Mohawk  extension precludes the use of framework on which to rest the structure while it is in the process  of construction.            Wire cables from pier to pier will be  supported with

pontoons moored in the river by steel cables fastened to the banks on either side above.  Work will be commenced on the bridge Thursday of this week.  The material, nine carloads, has already been delivered in the Springfield railroad yards.       


    The first bridge across the Mohawk, a span of 100 feet, is also at Springfield loaded on three cars.  It Is a combination wood and iron bridge and came from Corinne Utah.                 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑9‑1900                     

 

THE MOHAWK RAILROAD                           

     Archie Mason is crowding, work on the Mohawk  railroad and has now raised the wages of common laborers to $2 per day.  It is stated that the steel rails will probably not be laid before the  15th of September. the grade will not be completed for several    weeks yet. The track will be ballasted with gravel taken from the river at the Amitage place. The workman on the McKenzie bridge are now building the pontoons for the false work to rest upon.  It will take several weeks to complete the structure.            

     The poles for the telegraph line from Eugene to Coburg have all been delivered and they are in position from the Eugene bridge to the Calef place.  They have also been hauled and distributed from Springfield to Wendling by the contractor,       Merchant Cole of Mohawk.               

     The mill at Wendling is cutting about 80,000 feet of ties daily. The railroad  company this week accepted 40,000 of the ties.  They will all be shipped to Sacramento, California.  It is now thought that the bridge across the Willamette river at Springfield will not be built until next summer.                 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 6‑28‑1900                     

 

McKENZIE BRIDGE ABOUT FINISHED                          

     The McKenzie bridge on the Southern Pacific Mohawk branch was swung from the false work Wednesday, and will be ready for trains in a few days ‑ This bridge is a single span steel bridge, being the only one of its kind on the Southern Pacific lines in Oregon. 

     The grading on the road is nearing completion, it being estimated that about 15 days work will complete it.  The track    laying gang, consisting of about 100 men, will arrive and

commence work in a few days. it is thought that trains will be in operation to Wendling by August 15th.               

     A report is current that the Natron terminal will be

abandoned, not using track east of the Mohawk Junction.  Instead, the trains will make their terminal at Wendling.                     There is no news concerning a railroad bridge across the river at Springfield, but general opinion is to the effect that it will be several years before this bridge will be built.       

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑30‑1900                     

 

THE MOHAWK BRANCH RAILROAD                           

     The grading of the Mohawk River branch of the Southern Pacific in Lane County will be finished next week, according to Archie Mason, the contractor, now in this city.  The company is   erecting a $50,000 steel bridge, and several stout wooden


structures along the line, and when these are done, track laying will be put through with vigor.  The town of Wendling at the terminus of the branch, has already become quite an important     point, Mr. Mason said yesterday, and the way lumber is being, made and piled up is a sight to behold.  The Booth Kelly mill is putting out lumber at the rate of 150,000 feet a day, and as      the produce cannot be shipped until the road is completed, the woods are just full of new lumber.               

     A post office has been established at Wendling and a daily stage from Springfield supplies the town with mail.  When the cars get to running, the stage will give Way to a daily train     service, and Wendling will then be within a few hours of Portland by rail. There are now 250 men and about the same number of teams engaged in finishing the grade near Wendling, but as most of the men are located in the neighborhood, their services will be needed in harvesting the crops, so very few of them will have to hunt jobs when the road is completed.                            

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑10‑1900                     

 

OFFICES OF THE BOOTH KELLY CO. TO BE LOCATED IN EUGENE                 Hon. R. A. Booth, manager of  the Booth Kelly Co. is in the city looking for suitable rooms for head offices  of this

company. He informs us they  will be located in Eugene prior to August 1st. The private telephone lines will then be connected up from the head offices to the Wendling, Saginaw, and Coburg mills and all the business of the company will be directed from this city.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑11‑1900                     

 

TRACK WILL BE LAID TO WENDLING BEFORE AUGUST 5th

 

SPRINGFIELD, July 11.‑

     Track  laying on the new steel bridge across the McKenzie river will be completed today.   The construction train in charge of W. R. Bullis, will commence work Thursday, the 12th, and surfacing the roadbed and track laying will be rushed.  The intention of the track laying outfit is to complete one‑half mile of track a day.  If this is done the track will be laid to Wendling before August 5th.                                 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑19‑1900                     

 

NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO GET TRACKLAYERS FOR MOHAWK RAILROAD               Mr. Gillette Of San Francisco, of the S P R R, is here looking after the Mohawk branch of the railroad.  He says it in nearly impossible to  procure tracklayers, hence the delay in putting down the rails on the branch line. The company has a large force of tracklayers on their coast extension but cannot get enough to send men here.  The company is advertising for 40 men at $2 per day to help in the work, but have thus far been unable to procure them. The pile driving machine is now working full time east of the Mohawk bridge.


     The Mohawk bridge is now done excepting the painting, and a crew of painters are now at work  on the same. A work train is now being employed on the  branch, surfacing. Work will be commenced on the first Mohawk bridge soon.  All the timbers are now framed.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑1‑1900                     

 

DAVID KAUBLE WOUND AROUND SHAFT AT COBURG                              David Kauble, an employee of the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. in their planing mill at Coburg, met with a horrible death this morning.  He was caught by a belt while trying to throw it off a wheel, and literally crushed to pieces.  A moment after swinging around the shaft, A. C. Wheeler saw him and immediately signaled to W. T. Hawthorn to stop the engine. Together with their

employee they rushed to where the unfortunate man was, but found life extinct. According to testimony of Dr. Cheshire, who went with coroner G.W. Griffen to the scene of the accident, the injuries were terrible. All the bones of the cheat were broken, and the sternum  mashed in several pieces.  All the ribs were  crushed in. The right arm was torn off at the elbow and badly mangled. The left arm was almost severed at the shoulder, the bone above the elbow was broken in two places and the forearm badly crushed and mangled. The right thigh was broken in two places, and the right leg broken in several places. The left leg was broken in several places and the foot crushed.  A small fracture of the left temple was found and the neck was broken.   

     Aside from Dr. Cheshire the following witnesses were

examined, all being employee of the company, and working near Kauble when the accident occurred:

A. C. Wheeler, W. T. Hawthorne, Carp Gray, Herbert Jones, Geo. W. Catching.  Their statement is that Kauble must have gone below to throw a belt to save stopping the engine, and was caught on the belt.   It was done so quickly that no one saw him drawn around the shaft.               

     Kauble had been cautioned several times to not throw a belt in this manner, and was not required to do so.  It was evidently a case of carelessness on his part, made so by long use of machinery.  Mr Kauble had been working in the mill at Coburg for about fifteen years for Mr. Goodale, and for the Booth Kelly Company since they purchased the property. He was a good workman and considered careful and competent. He was well liked among the employee and  associates and had no enemies.                      David Kauble was about 41 years old, unmarried, and leaves a father, mother and two sisters, Mrs, Wesley Beeson and Mrs. James Tillman.  He was a member of Coburg lodge No.263, Woodmen of the World, West Point lodge No 62 I.O.O.F. and Diamond Rebekah lodge No.


89. In the Woodman he carried $2000 insurance.                     It is a singular coincidence that Mr. Kauble  was killed within 10 feet of the place where a sister , Mrs. Sam Skinner, was killed about 15 years ago when the sawmill was owned by Hiram Smith.  The following is the coroners Jury report:                     We, the undersigned jury called to investigate the death and cause of death of David Kauble, find that the body before us in the remains of the said  David Kauble and that he came to his death by being caught and crushed on a counter shaft on the       lower floor of the planing mill belonging to the B. K. Lbr.  Co. at Coburg Ore. on the morning of Aug 1. 1900.  We hold no one responsible for the accident.                          

W. M. VanDuyn (Foreman)

H. A. Macey

E. P. Coleman

H. C. Owen

M. L. Hendricks

Benjamin Feeder

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   8‑7‑1900

 

CHARLES HOLT KILLED                          

     A telephone message to the head office of the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. in this city about noon today from the mill at

Wendling brought the news of the accidental death of Charles Holt, a 15 year old boy in the employ of the company, and a       request for the coroner.  Coroner G. W. Griffin started for the scene of the accident at once,  accompanied by Dr. W. L.

Cheshire.                

     From information received at the head office of the company it is learned that Holt was found dead a distance from the mill lying under a sled with which he was using to haul water. Holt had been away much longer than usual and some of the other workmen started to look after him. The boy had been in the habit of riding on the front of the sled, and it is presumed that the horse started suddenly, the boy slipped and fell, the sled ran onto his body in which condition it  was found.                   

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑15‑1900                     

 

THE MOHAWK BRANCH RAILROAD                          

     Reports from the Mohawk branch are, as usual, not

encouraging.  On account of lack of rails no steel has, been laid during the past few days, but  nine carloads of heavy steel rails arrived last night and were taken to the front at once.

Twenty‑six carloads of rails are expected to arrive this week. The fencing crew will commence building the fence along the right of way this week and will finish the work on the.. Mohawk line before quitting.  There are 17 miles of road to fence yet.  Mr. Freeland the engineer in charge says the  road to Wendling will be ready to turn over to the operating department about September 25. This means that the road will be graveled and       in first class condition at that time.                        

NEAR WENDLING   8‑23‑1900                          

     Lumber will be hauled out on railroad car by September 1st.  The tracklayers on the Southern Pacific branch railroad from Springfield to Wendling are now within two and one‑half miles of the latter place.

     Track‑laying has been delayed by a strike. Forty men of the experienced track‑laying gang went on a strike last Saturday and quit the company employ. The remaining force lack experience in this line, delaying the work to a considerable extent.           


    The Southern Pacific give out that the lumber output will be hauled out as soon as the track is completed to Wendling but passenger and mail trains will not be put on until the roadbed    has been surfaced and graveled.               

     Roadmaster Walt has assumed charge of the Branch road and has been examining, the same during the past few days in order to get an intelligent understanding as to the needs thereof.

Conductor Bullis has been superseded by Conductor LaForest, recently promoted.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑28‑1900                     

 

LUMBER CAPITALISTS ARE HERE                           

     Messrs G. X. Wendling, of San Francisco, and F. R. Buck, of Vacaville, California, arrived here this morning and will spend a week inspecting the properties of the Booth Kelly Lbr.  Co., of which they are stockholders.  Since their last visit the   company has greatly expanded its production properties, and the output of its mills is more than tripled. The Coburg mill has been taken possession of and the big mill at Wendling has been erected since then.  This afternoon Messrs Wendling and Buck, in company with R. A. Booth, general manager, left for Coburg to inspect the mill there. They will also visit the mill at Saginaw and the new one at Wendling, looking over these properties as well as the various flumes, dams and other adjuncts of their property.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑29‑1900                     

 

ACCIDENT AT WENDLING                          

     Glen Anderson, who has been engaged in felling trees for the Booth Kelly mill at Wendling, met with an accident this morning, about two miles from the mill.               

     A large tree which he had felled struck a smaller one, breaking the top of it off. This tree struck Anderson on the head, knocking him down and badly bruising him. On examination it was found that the nose was broken, and he was otherwise          disfigured. Anderson was unconscious for some time           after the accident. Dr. Cheshire left to attend the injured man, in response to a telephone message to him.                       

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD    9‑21‑1900                                 The Southern Pacific Company expects to have regular train service to Wendling, the terminus of the Mohawk branch, by November 1st.  The train has been used in hauling ties, rails, act, and has now been converted into a gravel train, and last     Wednesday commenced hauling gravel to ballast the road with. The gravel is obtained at the Armitage gravel pit, three miles south of Coburg. This train also hauls out to Springfield the lumber shipments from Wendling. The heaviest shipment yet made of lumber from Wendling, was shipped last Thursday, consisting of ten carloads.               


     Early in the spring a bridge will connect the line between Springfield and Henderson, and the lumber from Coburg and

Wendling will then go via this connection.  All California shipment south of Tallman will go via Eugene instead of Albany as at present.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  10‑9‑1900                     

 

CARS FOR COBURG AND WENDLING

COBURG ORE, Oct 9.‑

     The mills here and at Wendling are temporarily happy

again. Friday, Saturday and Sunday no cars arrived for loading. The yard here was completely cleared of cars on Saturday, but last night's train brought eight for Wendling and six for Coburg.

This will relieve matters for a day. The railroad company is now furnishing coal cars of the Gondola type.  These are hard to load and can be used for ties only, and even they are a scarcity. It is reported that the Wendling, train has not arrived at

Springfield for several days on account of replacing the false work of bridges with permanent structures.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  10‑22‑1900                     

 

THE RAILROAD OVER THE RIVER DOING BIG LUMBER BUSINESS                  The Booth Kelly sawmills at Coburg and Wendling, are well supplied with cars for the shipment of lumber these days.  The Wendling mills have 26 cars on hand and they seldom ship more     than 10 cars a day.  The Coburg mills keep about ten cars on hand, and they seldom ship more than five cars a day.                  The Springfield branch of the Southern Pacific railroad is a busy one, bringing up about 15 empty car daily and returning with the same number loaded.  Saturday morning the train picked up 11 cars at Springfield and 5 at Coburg, all lumber.  And this is a good daily average.               

     The car famine lasted but a few days, not as long as the annual car famine, and no further trouble is anticipated about cars.  Apart from lumber shipments there is practically no freight moving on the across‑the‑river road.                     

 

THE DAILY GUARD  10‑30‑1900                     

 

ACCIDENT AT WENDLING                          

     Sam O'Brien, an employee of the Booth kelly  Lbr. Co. at Wendling, met with an accident about 8 o'clock this morning. While working near the cutoff saw he slipped against it, and the left arm was pushed against the saw.  A portion of the muscle of the upper arm was sawed away.  He was brought to Springfield on the train this morning and arrived in Eugene about noon.  Drs. Paine and Kuykendall attended the injured man.               

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  11‑10‑1900                     


THE  MOHAWK BRANCH RAILROAD                          

     The Mohawk branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad from Springfield to Wendling, in Lane County, will shortly be turned over to the operating department. the ballasting, or graveling    of the roadbed will not be done until spring.  No regular train service will be had this winter, nor anything except lumber shipments.  Civil engineer Freeland, who had charge of the work will return to California as soon as the road is turned over      to the operating department.                                 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 11‑19‑1900                      

 

ACCIDENT AT SAGINAW                         

     James Miller, an employee of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company was the victim of an accident today near mill No 1, about five miles from Saginaw. Mr. Miller was felling a tree and in falling it struck a sapling which rebounded back, the top striking Mr. Miller across the spine.  Information received at the head office of the company in this city, states that the unfortunate man is paralyzed from the hips down, indicating that his spine           received a severe strain or a break.  He is about 35 years of age, and has been employed by the company for some time.         

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  11‑23‑1900                               

THE MOHAWK BRANCH                          

     The Mohawk branch of the S P R R between Springfield and Wendling will be turned over to the operating district about December let.  The operating department of the road will probably withdraw the construction train now in use on the Mohawk branch, hauling out lumber, etc..  The present train service to Natron is to be discontinued and ran to Wendling. This arrangement will give the main line an additional engine. The company has been extremely short of motive power all summer and fall, and since the Roseburg accident they have been badly crippled for motive power.               

     A special recently went over the Mohawk branch and from observations Messrs Kosher and Fields think, by slow running, the road will be all right for regular trains.                      On the 15th the pay car also went over the new branch.  The filling of the high trestle east of Springfield and at Coburg has been indefinitely postponed on account of lack of motive power. But as soon as motive power is available, this work will be attended to.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  12‑8‑1900

 

THE BOOTH KELLY HOSPITAL

     Complete arrangement to have been made for the establishment of the Booth Kelly company's  Hospital in Eugene.  At a

conference between a delegation of employees from the various mills and the company held this morning, an agreement was         reached in the matter and the hospital will be open and ready to receive patients by January 1, 1901.               


     The plan decided on is this in brief Each employee of the company is to pay a stipulated sum monthly for the maintenance of the hospital and when one becomes ill or injured he receives      medical and surgical treatment free.  A board of managers to be selected jointly by the company and employees will have entire control of the hospital and will handle all sums contributed by the men for its maintenance.               

     Aside from the central hospital to be located in Eugene, it is probable that branches will be established at the different mill sites.  Drs. Paine and Kuykendall have the contract for a year to furnish all drugs and medical and surgical attendances, but have not decided on a location as yet, but everything will be satisfactorily arranged by the time set for the opening of the    institution.                                 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  12‑20‑1900                     

 

THE MOHAWK BRANCH TURNED OVER TO THE OPERATING DEPT. OF THE ROAD

 

Manager Koehler and superintendent Fields, accompanied by other S P R R officials, returned to this city early this morning after an inspection of the new Mohawk branch. It was formally decided that the road would be accepted by the operating

department. 

     It was also decided that for the present the Natron mail train will not run to Wendling as the track is not in fit

condition for Passenger coaches to run over. The operating department will ballast this road, commencing at once, and as     soon as the roadbed is in proper condition the terminus of the mail train will be Wendling instead of Natron. The company has experienced considerable trouble in finding gravel to ballast the road, but for this fact the road would have been in proper shape some time ago. This difficulty has now been overcome as the company has now found a good gravel bed on high dry ground, about a mile north of Coburg and this will be used in ballasting the Mohawk branch.                                 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  1‑14‑1901                     

 

MARCOLA THE NAME OF THE STATION EXPLAINED                              The following from the Sunday Oregonian concerning the change in name of the village of Isabel to Marcola is

interesting:  Marcola, the euphonious name of the station on the new Wendling branch of the Southern Pacific, is made up from     

the name of the wife of a prominent settler there,  Margaret Cole.  It is a happy combination, uncommon enough to be

distinctive and beautiful enough to adorn a novel or attract home seekers.  It is the custom of the Southern Pacific to respect     local preferences in naming new stations, due regard being had for the utilities of the case.  For example, it would be


confusing to give a new station the name of an old one in the same state.  Indeed it is undesirable to give a new station the name of any other station in the  system.  It is also advisable to have short names. Not long ago the Southern Pacific revised its station names, cutting off the plurals, villes, burgs, and other useless parts, wherever practicable.  Thus comes Marcola, rather than  Marcolaville or Marcolaburg.  The shorter names save ink and time and reduce the number of errors. The other station names have been the result of combinations, but none is more pleasing than Marcola.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑1‑1901                     

 

DEATH OF PIONEER P. V. CRAWFORD                     

     P. V. Crawford died shortly after midnight at the residence of his son E. J. Crawford on North High street, from old age.         Mr. Crawford was born at Madison, Indiana on Sept. 24, 1814.  On Dec. 18,1853 he was married to Miss Letitis S. Smith, at Madison, and in 1851 started across the plains for Oregon by ox team.  It took them six months to make the trip.  They first      settled in Yamhill county and in 1853 moved to Linn County, one mile west of Halsey. After living there a year they moved to the place where the town of Crawfordsville now stands, which place was named after Mr. Crawford.  That has been the family home ever since. Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs Crawford, only   

six of whom now survive.  They are: H. P. Crawford, a farmer of Lewiston Idaho; Rev.  J. V. Crawford of Enterprise Ore.; E. J. Crawford of the Eugene Lumber Co.; B. V. Crawford, of

Crawfordsville; Mrs. M. A. Dunlap, of Waltsberg Wash. and  Mrs. Lou Lewis of Turner Ore.                

     Mr. Crawford will be interred at Crawfordsville by the side of his wife who died Jan, 13, 1896. Mr. Crawford, by his trade, that of a millwright, was known all over the Willamette valley, he having done work in a large percent of the flour Mill now in operation in the valley. Mr. Crawford during his life was a constant Christian, having been a member of the Christian church since 1828.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   2‑16‑1901

 

BOOTH KELLY LUMBER CO. SUED FOR $25,000 damages                  

 

     A suit has been commenced in Lane county circuit court wherein George W. Vaughan, father of John L. Vaughan, a minor, asking for $25,000 damages from the booth Kelly Lumber Co. for    injuries received by the young man while in the employ of the company.               

     The complaint, which was filed with the county clerk today states that John L Vaughan, aged 18 years, was employed by the Booth Kelly Lumber Company as hook tender with the company's      logging crew near Wendling. That said occupation is hazardous and dangerous and that the company was fully aware of the fact. That the young man was ignorant of the danger and unfamiliar with the work.  That on the 16th day of October, 1900, while engaged in this work, the young man was struck on the leg by a log and injured in such a manner that amputation of the leg was

necessary. The plaintiff asks for a judgment of $25,000 and costs of the suit. L. Bilyeu and Thompson and Hardy. appear as

attorneys


for the plaintiff.                                 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑26‑1901                     

 

YOUNG MAN BADLY HURT AT WENDLING SAWMILL                               A telephone message was received here at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon from Wendling station that a young man by the name of Julian, an employee of the Booth Kelly Company's big sawmill at that place, had met with an accident this afternoon that came near costing him his life.               

     The particulars of the accident are not obtainable.  The only information received is that he had became entangled in the shafts at the mill and was quite badly bruised and mangled. The young man will be brought to Eugene tonight on the train

and placed in the company's hospital in charge of Drs. Paine and Kuykendall.                                 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑28‑1901                     

 

CONTRACTOR T. L. GILLIAM LOSES 2,000,000 FEET OF LOGS                  It is estimated that Thomas L. Gilliam has lost 2,000,000 feet of timber, between 2,000 and 3,000 logs since he commenced on his last Mohawk contract for the Booth Kelly Lumber Company. The waters have been quite high and the booms have been unable to hold the logs.  However, it is expected that a large number of the logs will be recaptured between Coburg and Harrisburg, as a  telegraphic message last evening stated that none of them had passed the latter place. We are sorry to learn of Tom's

misfortune.                 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  3‑4‑1901                     

 

SMALLPOX AT WENDLING

     Dr. L. A. Paine visited Wendling Saturday and brought back the information that several cases of smallpox in a mild form exist there.  Dr. Paine  informed a Guard reporter today that the disease was first brought to Wendling about December let by a man from Seattle and has spread considerably since until some alarm is occasioned by it.  The Booth Kelly Lumber Co. will immediately effect a quarantine at their camp and mill, and everything possible will be done to check the spread of the disease.        

    No deaths have occurred from it yet but one or two cases are quite severe and may result seriously.  Dr. Paine says the disease is in just such a form as it was out west of Eugene over a year ago when so many were afflicted with it and a few deaths resulted from it.  Some are of the opinion that the disease is not smallpox, on account of the mildness with which it appears, but those who are in a position to know say that every symptom indicates smallpox.

     Dr. Paine will return to Wendling tomorrow when all the employee of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company will be vaccinated.   


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑16‑1901

 

MOHAWK ITEMS BY A PING YANGER

     Ping Yang School house needs a coat of paint Miss. Kerns is teaching the Ping Yang School. We have got a woman preacher at Ping, Yang. Ping Yang is badly in need of a little missionary work. Mr. Morgan has put in a platform at his own expense at the Ping Yang railroad crossing. The  farmers living near Ping Yang say that the fall wheat don't look as good as it might. The goat weed has got a big start on the pasture lands near Ping  Yang.  Mrs. Hickman, of Salt lake, preached at Ping Yang yesterday to a full house. We learn that Mr. Cole, of Marcola, intends starting a branch store at Ping Yang. Ping Yang is located about 12 miles east of Eugene . It is going to be a great wood depot in the near future. If the entertainment that was had at the McGowan school had been held at Ping Yang a good crowd would have been present. 

      Everything quiet at Ping Yang at present.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD    4‑26‑1901

 

MOHAWK ITEMS BY HAY SEED

     Mrs. Max Jackson of Ping Yang has a new wheel.  We hope the lady won't have any trouble in learning to ride it. Walter Sharp is carrying the mail again.

     Charley Hayden can find his lost cat by  inquiring at Mr. Fawvers. The party who spoke of Ping Yang needing, a missionary is off.  Ping Yang don't need a missionary, but the people that live around Ping Yang do, and we hope they may be able to have one.  

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  5‑3‑1901                     

 

THE BOOTH KELLY COMPANY'S INCREASING BUSINESS                          George H. Kelly of the Booth Kelly Lumber Co., one of the largest manufacturing concerns in the United States, operating some 20 mills and owning perhaps the choicest timberlands in Oregon, is in the city for the purpose of purchasing some engines and making other preparations to increase output of their

mills.               

     Mr. Kelly purchased two donkey engines this morning and is negotiating for another. He says that it in the purpose of his company shortly to work night shifts at the mills at Coburg and Wendling.  Both of these mills are now operated on 1 1/4 time, 12 1/2 hour shift.  By reason of the increasing demand for Oregon lumber it has been decided by the company to operate the mills   

mentioned, day and night.  This will mean an increase in the working force of 250 men, 200 at Wendling and 50 at the Coburg mill.


     There being some difficulty in procuring experienced mill hands, it may be several weeks before the operation of these mills with full night shifts can be begun.                      The larger part of the output of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company goes to Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Mexico.  Considerable trade with Mexico has been established during the past year. This company furnishes all the lumber used by  Southern Pacific Company in road and bridge construction, car building and

repairing, which is considerable of an item in itself.                The Booth Kelly Lumber Company owns 100,000 acres of the best timber land in Oregon that has not been yet touched, and consequently is prepared to remain in business for years to come.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  5‑7‑1901                     

 

MOHAWK NEWS                

     Smallpox at Wendling will soon be a thing of, the past, the quarantine will be lifted next week  if no more cases are

reported.                

     Walter Boggs was thrown from his wheel last Sunday,

dislocating his left wrist.               

     Last week this residence of Andrew Cox on Parson Creek was destroyed by fire  

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  5‑16‑1901                     

 

MOHAWK ITEMS                          

     Otto Darelius has nearly completed his saw mill on Parson Creek. Mrs. Jackson, of Donna, is suffering from injuries

received in a fall from her bicycle. C. Cole's brother and family from Ohio have moved to Marcola where they intend to stay for a year.                           

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑6‑1901                     

 

A SERIOUS RUNAWAY                          

     Shortly before one o'clock this afternoon Louis Reninger, of Marcola was unloading wood from  his wagon in the rear of E. H. Ingman's department store, his team in some manner became

frightened and started to run, throwing Mr. Reninger to the      ground.               

     He alighted on the back of his head and the fall rendered him unconscious. He was carried into the store, and Dr. W.    Kuykendall was summoned and attended his injuries. The fall was a very hard one, and it will be some time before Mr. Reninger will entirely recover from the effects of it.  His wife being in town, he will remain here until he is better able to be moved home.         The team ran down the alley to Oak street, down Oak to eighth and west on eighth to the suburbs of the city where it was stopped and driven back down town, no damage having been done     to either the wagon or harness. A. M. Hendricks was riding along on his bicycle at eighth and Olive streets and did not notice the runaway team approaching until it was too late to ride out of the way, and had a narrow escape from being seriously injured if not killed. The wagon ran  over the wheel, badly wrecking it.        

 

 


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑15‑1901                      

 

PING YANG SCHOOL HOUSE DESTROYED BY DYNAMITE                           Last night between the hours of 10:30 and 11 o'clock the Ping Yang school house, on the Mohawk, 12 miles northeast of Eugene, was almost completely demolished by an explosion of dynamite. The explosive was placed under the organ in the

southwest corner of the building. The organ, the desks, and all other furniture and apparatus were blown to atoms, the floor and 

sleepers of the building were completely splintered, the sides of the building were blown out and all that remains Is the roof with part of the frame work to support it.               

     This is the fourth attempt made to destroy this school house.  First an attempt was made to burn it; about three years ago dynamite was used  and the building was considerably damaged, the benches, etc, destroyed; and again about a year and a half ago dynamite was placed on the organ and exploded but not much damage was the result. This time however, the fiend who is so bent on demolishing the building was more successful than at any previous attempt.

    The Ping Yang school house was built some six or seven years ago at a cost of $400 or $500, it being about 25x30 feet in dimensions and a good building for its class.  It contained about $75 worth of apparatus.  Just before it was built the district WAS divided and there was considerable trouble over the location of the new building.               

     One faction wanted it in one place and another wanted it somewhere else. It was finally built on its present site, but there has been constant dispute in that locality over the matter  ever since its erection.               

     The sheriff was notified of the explosion this morning and he will look into the matter and do all he can to find the guilty party or parties. Suspicion points to certain persons as the      perpetrators of the crime, but no tangible clue of their guilt can be obtained.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   7‑27‑1901                      

 

A BIG CONTRACT AT WENDLING                          

     The Booth Kelly Lumber Company has just closed a contract with J. M. Eddy, the contractor and builder, for the erection of 20 five room  cottages at Wendling. These cottages will be occupied by the company's employee, and Mr. Eddy will immediately put a force of men to work on them. They will be one‑story in height and will be neat and convenient structures.  They will represent an outlay of about $8000. Mr Eddy has several contracts in Eugene and will divide his time between here and Wendling during the construction of the cottages there.                   

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑2‑1901                     

 


BOOTH KELLY COMPANY WILL OPERATE THE SPRINGFIELD PLANT                 The Booth Kelly Company which now owns extensive lumber mills at Saginaw, Coburg, and Wendling, in this county and which is one of the largest shippers in the Pacific Northwest, has      gained control of the sawmill at Springfield owned by Rufus Mallory, Senator Joseph Simon, O. A. Dolph and Henry McGinn, of Portland, and which has been operated by H. A. Skeels & Co. for some time past.               

     This afternoon in this city, contracts and agreements were signed which give the company an option of 40 days on the mill, which practically means an outright purchase. When the title, which is pronounced perfect is examined and other minor details are attended to the company will take full possession of the mill.               

     After taking possession, the new owners will make extensive improvements on the property.  They will double the capacity of the mill, which in about 30,000 feet per day at present, making a capacity of 60,000 feet per day.   After these improvements are made the Booth Kelly Company will be able to cut the immense amount of 325,000 feet of lumber per day of 10 hours each at their mills in Lane county.               

     We are glad to announce the change in ownership of this mill.  It will mean much for the town of Springfield and

incidentally to Eugene. After the mill in enlarged, the force of men employed will be considerably increased, and when   the connecting, spur of railroad between Springfield and Henderson is built, which will be done, we are informed, in the immediate future, Eugene will be in direct touch with this mill as well as with the Wendling and Coburg mills.                              

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD    8‑19‑1901                     

 

COBURG IMPROVEMENTS                          

     The Booth Kelly Company began work today on extensive improvements to their Coburg property. They have been badly cramped for yard room for their lumber. Arrangements were made a short time since by which property owners adjoining the yard deeded the company the land so badly needed, and  for the past month business buildings were being  moved back to make room for the yard, dry houses and other buildings.  Among other

improvements a company store will be inaugurated.               Seven carpenters arrived today and commenced  work.  Several more are wanted, as it in desired to rush the work.              

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 8‑19‑1901

 

PIONEER THRESHER HAS RUN FOR MANY YEARS


     Gimple Bros. have the oldest threshing  machine in Lane County.  This pioneer separator is  today running and doing first class work.  It was purchased in 1867 and has done duty every season  since.  Among, the modern machines it is a unique         specimen, but we dare say none of them cannot or will ever excel its durability or record.  It is an old style Buffalo Pitte, with 36 inch cylinder, jack wheel and a 10 horse power, and during its career of 34 years it has been a welcome visitor to many farmers every year in Lane County, and is destined for many years yet.        The machine proper is in good working order and has worn out several horse powers and jack wheels.  It has been the property at different times of a dozen owners who repair it and keep it    humming every harvest season.  While not encumbered with the heavy steam engines like the modern machines, it can be taken to the hill farms  and gets a good share of the season's run. The writer can just recollect when he first saw this machine; in fact the first threshing machine we ever saw is that time there was not enough daylight under us to stride the Strawbuck's horse, but it had served several years prior to that time. The familiar bee‑like hum of this old timer is easily distinguished by

everyone who has ever heard it, and it may be heard any day a few miles west of town as it is busy rolling out the grain as it has been for over a quarter of a century.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑28‑1901                     

 

DEED TRANSFERRING SPRINGFIELD SAWMILL TO BOOTH KELLY RECORDED          A deed was recorded in County Clerk Lee's  office today wherein Rufus Mallory and Lucy Mallory, by Rufus Mallory,

trustee, transfer to Booth Kelly Got the Springfield sawmill property and lands connected therewith, mention of which the Guard has made before, and a large number of acres of land in and adjacent to Springfield heretofore held by the grantors.  The price named in the deed was $9000.

     The deed as it reads, conveys to the company all lands and premises which the sawmill, machinery, water power and ponds are situated on, and all lands and premises used in connection  therewith and for lumber yards, ect.  Also the Springfield water power and all water rights and powers and privileges pertaining thereof; all ditches, dams, gates, ponds, and all rights of way; rights to take earth, brush, timber and gravel; right to enlarge said power by cutting and constructing

additional channels; to erect additional dams, gates and levies for the purpose of increasing said water power and all the other  rights and privileges connected with said water power.            

     The company has already taken charge of the property and we are informed that next year extensive improvements will be made. 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  10‑4‑1901

 

THE SPRINGFIELD RAILROAD BRIDGE

     We have been reliably‑informed by railroad officials that the building of a railroad bridge at Springfield, and the making a connection on the branch and main lines is now a certainty.          The bridge will be of steel of about the same  build as the bridge on the Mohawk branch across the McKenzie with the

exception that it will be a three span bridge. The bridge will be removed from the main line, having served as a crossing of the Sacramento river in California and was known as the 16th, 17th, and 18th crossings of the stream. Work is in progress now on the removal of these bridges, but it is not likely, though possible, that the work at Springfield will be commenced before spring.  The connection of these roads will mean much to Eugene.  The wendling and Woodburn trains will make headquarters here, and roundhouses, turntables, eat, must be erected.                   

 


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  11‑7‑1901                     

 

WOOD SAW EXPLOSION SALEM, Nov 7‑‑

     A wood saw engine, while at work four miles east of Salem this forenoon, exploded, killing a man named Williams.  His body  was hurled 300 feet by the force of the explosion. Several others were injured.                               

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  11‑8‑1901

 

JOHN STINNETT DROWNING VICTIM AT BOOTH KELLY

     Last evening the news was received in Eugene of the sad drowning of John Stinnett, an old employs of the Booth Kelly Company, which occurred about three miles above Wendling

yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock.

     The unfortunate man was engaged as head hook tender at one of the donkey logging machines on Mill Creek. At the time of the accident the crew was flushing a jam of logs. Stinnett was standing on a log at the edge of the stream when the water        in rising set the log to rolling, precipitating him into the stream. The water in the creek is very swift, especially during the flushing process, but with seemingly herculean strength, the man succeeded in swimming down about 150 yards and clambered upon a  log near the shore.  Again he was thrown off and again he swam about 100 yards and succeeded in grasping some brush along the bank, but before assistance could reach him he was once more swept away by the turbulent waters and this time sank and was drowned. The body was recovered about an hour after the drowning occurred and taken to Wendling.

     Mr. Stinnett was aged about 28 years and leaves a wife and family.  He was one of the oldest employee of the company, having been with them ever since they commenced operations in Lane County, about five years ago.  He was working at the Saginaw mill when the company purchased it from Mr. Jones. He was also one of the most reliable men in the company, was strong, and active, otherwise he would have been drowned when he first fell off the log into,the creek. He will be interred in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Cottage Grove.  

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 11‑13‑1901

 

YARNELL RAILROAD WRECK COBURG, Or. 

November 13.‑ The Wendling train due here at 6‑p m last night was an hour late caused by the train being ditched near Yarnell's.      Four lumber cars were ditched and damaged considerably.  The engine and head cars were cut off and came on in, and engineer, train crew and section men returned and worked till 5 O'clock this a. m. in clearing up the wreck and repairing track, arriving here at 7 this morning.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 11‑22‑1901

 


RAIN A GREAT HELP TO LOGGERS                          

     The constant downpour of warm rain has caused the rivers and creeks to rise rapidly and is a great blessing to those engaged in logging.

     Before this rain set in the streams were lower than they had ever been before and it was impossible for the loggers to float logs to the mill. Last evening the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. flushed a jam of about 800,000 feet of logs in Mill Creek above Wendling, and this morning another lot of about 400,000 feet was floated down.     

     Tom Gilliam had a huge jam of 3,000,000 feet in the Mohawk which was expected to be started down today, and probably

dynamite would have to be used to give it a start.     

     A number from Eugene went to the scene to watch operations.  Mr. Gilliam has in all about 7,000,000 feet in the river.  Other logging men are also busy getting out their logs, and from now on they will be very busy.                                 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  1‑31‑1902                          

BOOTH KELLY LUMBER COMPANY PURCHASED HARRISBURG MILL                   The Booth Kelly Lumber Company has just purchased the Harrisburg lumber Co's sawmill at Harrisburg and the Harrisburg Water Power Co's property.

     John F. Kelly, president of the B. K. company this afternoon stated to the Guard, that he thought the company would not operate the mill, which has a capacity of about 25,000 feet of lumber per day, but that he would be able to give out for

publication in the near future, something interesting in regard to the property. Mr. Kelly stated that the report that 3000 acres of timberland in the cascade mountains were included in the deal is untrue.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑1‑1902

 

PIONEER UNCLE JOHNNY DIAMOND DIED AT COBURG                           Another of the honored pioneers of Oregon and Lane County passed away this forenoon at 9 o'clock, from typhoid fever, after an illness of a couple of weeks, at the age of 88 years, 5 months, and 18 days. We refer to that noble old gentleman, John Diamond, of Coburg.  He was born at Londendairy, Ireland.  August 13, 1812. Sailing from Belfast April 14, 1833, he landed at Ogdensburg New York, in the following August, and proceeded to the City of New York, and there remained until October 1835.  At this time he moved to Monroe county, Michigan, afterwards, September 10, 1836, going to Chicago, and there dwelt until March, 1847, when he commenced his journey to Oregon in company with his co‑pioneer, Jacob C. Spores. These two traveled together as far as Fort Hall, from which point Mr. Diamond pushed on ahead with horse, and arrived at Whitman's station, August 3, 1847.  He now continued onward, and September 20, 1847, arrived in what is now Lane County and took up the claim on which the town of Coburg stands.  That he sold in October 1858, and went to California, whence he visited the eastern states, returning to Oregon, but paid another visit to California, and finally came back to the state, located, February, 1861. Diamond Peak was named after this old pioneer, he having ascended it in 1852 with a party.


     Mr. Diamond was very popular with everyone acquainted with him, for he was a perfect gentleman. He had no relatives in Oregon, and for years had resided with Mr. and Mrs. William Delaney, where he died.                          

     He has a number of relatives in Toledo Ohio, among them being his nephews J. D. Patten and Harvey J. Patten and his niece Miss. Mary Coghlan, to whom he has sent to each a copy of the Weekly Guard and taken copy for himself for over 28 years.               Among his very old friends were John Cogswell and M. Wilkins who has known him ever since 1847 and been intimately acquainted. He never came to Eugene but what he visited them.      His funeral will be held at William DeLaney's residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow to the Odd Fellows Cemetery near that place.  A good man has passed away and the people mourn his demise.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  3‑13‑1902

 

JOSEPH HUGHS OF COBURG NOT LOST                                     The people of Coburg were somewhat worked up           yesterday over what they supposed to be the disappearance of Joseph Hughes, a resident of that place and formerly of Wendling. The report was circulated that he had become demented by illness and that he had told someone that he was going out in the

mountains to die.

     He went to the mountains, but not to die.  He was found to be very much alive in a cabin on his claim about six miles from Coburg some time before noon today by a party of men who had gone out to look for him. Mr. Hughes had no intention of killing himself and it is probable that he in still in his right mind.        He was naturally surprised to learn that he was expected to be found dead.                              

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 3‑14‑1902

 

REPORTED THAT BOOTH KELLY WILL REBUILD AT SPRINGFIELD 

     The Booth Kelly's sawmill here closed down Wednesday, the supply of logs having given out at that time.  The mill will remain idle for an indefinite period.               

     It is authentically reported that the company intends to erect in the place of the old mill this summer, a fine new up‑to‑date mill with a capacity of 60 or 70 thousand feet of lumber every 10 hours.               

     The old mill has been in use many years, and the machinery is pretty well worn, and it has a capacity of only about 30,000 feet per day. It is expected that the new mill will be ready for  operation before another winter.                                

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑22‑1902

 

R.A. DUFF HAS ACCIDENT AT COBURG                                 Late last night, R. A. Duff, employed by the Booth Kelly Co. at Coburg, was brought to Eugene and placed in the

hospital, suffering from injuries received while


working on the log boom.

     The unfortunate man fell off of a log into the water, and in coming up to the surface, his head was caught between two logs, mashing his nose, fracturing his upper jaw and causing concussion of the brain.

     He was taken to his lodging house and Dr. D. A. Paine was called, and the injured man was brought over to Eugene an soon as he was able to stand the trip.  He is getting along as

well as could be expected today.                        

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 5‑20‑1902

 

THE BOOTH KELLY COMPANY (From the Oregon Timberman)                    The Booth Kelly Lumber Co. are operating the Coburg mill on a day and night shift. The balance of their mills are running on a day shift. The company have under consideration the betterment of their Springfield mill and have extended the time of their taking possession of the Harrisburg mill for 60 days in order to allow the present owner to saw up his logs. It is the intention of the company to ultimately increase the capacity of their output to one million feet daily, making this company the largest on the coast.  The company are adding to their timber holdings steadily, and now control about 90,000 acres of timber.  This timber is well located and could be driven down the Willamette to Portland.

     A new planer has been ordered for the Saginaw mill and two Willamette Iron and Steel Worker engines for the woods, making ten

logging engines now employed by the company in their logging operations.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑18‑1902

 

BOOTH KELLY TO ERECT BIG NEW SAWMILL AT SPRINGFIELD

     For the past two or three days, the Booth Kelly Lumber Company has had surveyors at work locating a site for a large new sawmill at this place.  The new mill will be located Just south of the S. P. depot, and will have a capacity greater than the Wendling mill which is 150,000 feet every 10 hours.  The new on will probably have a capacity of 200,000 feet.                        It is stated that the mill will be rushed to completion.  The old mill here is now sawing out timbers for the new plant.  The erection of this mill means that there is now no doubt of the railroad bridge, and connecting branch being built this year.  __________________________________________________

 

     President Kelly and manager Booth of the Booth Kelly Co., are out of the city today, and the above could not be verified, but it in certain that the mill will be built. In our interview with Mr. Booth at the time the company purchased the military wagon road grant of over 1,000,000 acres, he stated that one or more large mills will be erected soon and this is one of them.   

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑18‑1902

 


SAGINAW

     The Booth Kelly Company have a planing mill here on the track, with a sawmill six miles up in the timber.  Lumber is carried down in a flume. Their mill at this point has a daily capacity of 85,000 feet of lumber with a planing mill capacity large enough to handle the stock that requires its attention. Their timber planer will surface timbers 20 x 30, which is a recent addition to their plant. The have a shingle mill near the factory, and are prepared to furnish fir and cedar lumber and shingles. L. M. Freeman is foreman of the plant; F. L Kennedy superintendent of the planing mill, and Henry

Jerrot, superintendent of the sawmill. These are experienced and practical men, who turn out stock that is up to date.

 

SPRINGFIELD

The Booth Kelly Lumber Company have a water‑power saw mill here, which has recently been repaired and overhauled.  The capacity of this mill is from 25,000 to 35,000 feet of lumber a day.  E. C. Martin is foreman of the plant, and G. W. Catching millwright for the company.

 

COBURG

     The only information as to the mill at Coburg is to the effect that the mill in running day and night, cutting 130,000 feet daily.                                

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑23‑1902

 

A SMOOTH STRANGER WORKS W. M. VANDUYN AT COBURG                        W. M. VanDuyn, the Coburg merchant, is out thirty seven dollars in cash, and several dollars of merchandise on

a worthless check, and all through a pretty scheme that

would catch the most cautious man.  It happened on May

30th, a stranger driving into the little sawmill town in

a buggy.  He put the team into the livery stable, then talked lumber to the mill salesman. Country stores keep open late, and as Mr. VanDuyn was getting ready to close his place about nine o'clock in the evening, the stranger made his  appearance, professing satisfaction at finding a place open where he could make some necessary purchases while on the road home.  Then he got a dollars worth of nails, a washboard, ladies shoes, and a few small articles, in all worth $4.95. He then produced a check on the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank of Junction City for $37, signed by G. W. Overton, a substantial, farmer living 16 miles below Coburg, for payment, professing to have no other money.  Mr. VanDuyn thought nothing was wrong, and seeing, the check was indorsed with the name of W. S. Cookwell, in which name it was drawn asked him if that was his name, to which he responded in the affirmative. He then paid him the  balance of $32.05 The check was presented to the bank which informed Mr. VanDuyn that Mr. Overton had no account there, and the check was probably a forgery.  Mr. Overton on being informed, disclaimed having signed it.

 

 


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 7‑3‑1902

 

BOOTH KELLY TAKES POSSESSION OF HARRISBURG MILL                        Messrs John F. Kelly and George H. Kelly, of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company, and Attorney A. C. Woodcock were here, when the fine I transfer of the Harrisburg Lumber Cole plant to the Booth Kelly Co took place.  Mr. J. F. Kelly immediately gave orders for the belts, saws and all removable portions of the machinery to be taken off and stored in the tool house, and this was done Tuesday afternoon. For the past year, or ever since the Booth Kelly Co first began negotiating for the purchase of this plant, the citizens of Harrisburg have indulged in much speculation as to what the new owners intended doing with the property.  Many rumors have been circulating as to their plans and intentions, but upon investigation they proved to be rumors in truth and without foundation.                             

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑3‑1902

 

COBURG NEWS COBURG, July 2.‑

     The flue of Y. H. Skinner's residence burned out last night and caused a great deal of excitement. Considerable damage was done by axemen cutting through the ceiling, thinking the garret of the house was on fire.

     The mill dam of the Booth Kelly Company at this place is undergoing repairs. Quite a large hole was washed through last night, perhaps caused by muskrats, and it will take several days to repair the washout.               

     George Moore the night foreman at the planing mill, had the misfortune to cut his hand quite badly on one of the planer knives last night.            

     O. L. Parsons is circulating a petition for a saloon in this town, also a remonstrance is being circulated against the saloon.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑7‑1902

 

BRAKEMAN NOWLES DEAD FROM INJURIES RECEIVED AT MARCOLA                 Word was received here this morning from Portland that J. G. Nowles, the S. P. brakemen who fell under the wheels of a freight car at Marcola on the morning of the 4th and had both legs so badly crushed below the knee that amputation was necessary, had died at the hospital Sunday evening about 6 O'clock, not being able to survive the  shock of the operation. His wife was with him at the time of death.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑17‑1902

 

BOOTH KELLY MILL NEWS

     Two days ago work on the new Booth Kelly Springfield

sawmill was commenced.  It will be located on land owned by the company near the S. P. depot, and will be of about 100,000 feet capacity per day.


     According to George Kelly it will be completed in about six months.  The new plant will be operated by steam and will be fitted throughout with the latest improved machinery.  When asked what disposition will be made of the old mill at Springfield, Mr. Kelly stated that for the present it would remain where it is.         The Harrisburg Bulletin of recent date says: The Booth Kelly Co. covers a larger territory in their operations than any other lumber Co. doing business in the U. S.

     They furnish material for railroad construction to the following lines; Southern Pacific, Fremont and Elkhorn, Rio Grande

Western, Denver and Rio Grande, Union Pacific, Chicago and Northwestern, Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, Milwaukee and St. Paul, Santa Fe and the Grand ,Trunk Railway, in Canada. Besides these,  railroads in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arkansas, and as far east as Vermont are using the product of this company 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑28‑1902

 

NEW SPRINGFIELD MILL TO HAVE CAPACITY OF 250,000 FEET IN 22 HOURS      The new Springfield mill, with land for lumber yards, railroad tracks and a mammoth artificially excavated millpond for holding logs, occupies about 40 acres of the flat between the millrace on the north, the Thurston butte on the south and Springfield on the west, the went line being several hundred yards up the millrace from the old sawmill. The sawmill building covers a space 56 by 252 feet. The main floor of the mill stands two feet above the ground being supported by rows of 16x16 inch timbers which stand on munsills. This basement will be used for planers, lath machines and other small machinery connected with the plant. Above this basement the frame of the mill stands sixteen feet high.  The roof is made of solidly laid flooring which will be covered with terra cotta, rendering it fireproof. A lumber shed 160 by 200 feet for finished lumber, is

partially completed next to the butte on the south, far enough away from the mill to be safe from fire in case of accident. Adjacent to the north a mesa house with sleeping quarters

will be provided, while the engine and boiler rooms will be built on the south. The pond, which must at one time held the logs required to operate the mill for the spring and winter seasons, is laid off east and south of the mill, extending to the butte on the south, comprising twenty‑five acres.

     Machinery will be supplied the mill capable of cutting 150,000 feet per day of 12 hours, or 250,000 feet if run to its full capacity of 22 hours, allowing probably two hours for making changes of workmen and the two meals in middle of shifts.  Two  railroad switches will be built for the accommodation of the mill; one along the mill structure directly on the north for banding the bulk of the products the rough and unfinished lumber, lath, ect.  The other around the edge of the hill by the shed that will hold the finished lumber.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑6‑1902

 

BOOTH KELLY LUMBER SHIPMENTS LIGHTEST FOR MANY MONTHS


     The month of August was a comparatively light month for the shipment of lumber by the Booth Kelly Lumber Company ‑ The Coburg mill leads with a shipment of 167 cars. Wendling, which is usually away ahead of the others turned out an even 100 cars.       The shortage is due to the fact that logging has become difficult, and the supply for the mill has not been equal to its capacity, necessitating closing down for part of the time.  The Saginaw mill has also been shut down a considerable portion of the time, and 81 oars were the shipment. The Springfield mill turned out one car a day, 30 for the month. The total number of cars shipped was 378

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        9‑12‑1902

 

BOOTH KELLY COMPANY FIGHTS FIRE

     This morning about 3.30 the entire crew of man working for the Booth Kelly sawmill at Wendling was aroused, and summoned to fight fire on the company's property five miles up the river. The crew hurried to the scene of the fire and found some of the best timber belonging to the company being girdled by the

consuming elements. They surrounded the fire and cut a trail, trying to confine the blaze to a certain area.

     The work is of the hardest kind and

the company pays extra wages to its men for fire fighting.             No word was obtained this afternoon as to the success of the fighters, but it in to be supposed that they are fighting with all energies and sending few messages.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 9‑13‑1902

 

ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF A SQUAW

Thrown From A horse, Dragged And Kicked, And Dies All Alone   

LOWELL, September 13.‑ About the first of the month several Warm Spring Indians came over the mountains to pick hops for A. D. Hyland.  While on the way over, one squaw, aged about 60 years, was thrown from her horse and her foot hung in the stirrup. She was dragged and kicked in such a  manner that she died yesterday morning all alone. She had very little care except what she received from the white people. The Indians buried her at Lowell yesterday.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 9‑22‑1902

 

SAWMILL ACCIDENT THIS MORNING AT SPRINGFIELD  

     Frank R. Jones, an employee in the Booth Kelly Co's

Springfield sawmill met with an accident this forenoon, that, though not serious, will leave him crippled.


     His part of the work was the pulling of logs from the pond to the mill floor and placing them convenient for the sawyer and his assistant.  He had pulled a log onto the skids, across from the saws, and in attempting to turn it the handspike slipped, throwing him towards the saw. A fellow workmen caught the falling man just in time to save him from falling on the rapidly turning lower saw, but he fell so his left foot came in contact with it, the smaller toes being cut off the wound angling towards the and of the big toe which just escaped injury.  Mr. Jones was brought here and placed in the hospital.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 9‑23‑1902

 

W. M. VANDUYN OF COBURG HAS SOLD OUT TO F. B. SACKETT AND OTHERS 

COBURG, Sept 23.‑ W. M. VanDuyn has sold his stock of merchandise to F. B. Sackett, of Jefferson, Mr. Sackett has taken possession of the store and we bespeaks for him the same success that Mr.VanDuyn has enjoyed for the past 17 years. George Drury will remain chief clerk for Mr. Sackett.  Mr. VanDuyn and family are moving to Eugene. While Coburg loses one of its best citizens, Mr. VanDuyn and family take with them the best wishes of their many friends.

     Coburg is to have a doctor. Dr. Jarning, of Brownsville, will open an office one door south of the post office.           

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 9‑23‑1902

 

DEATH NEAR MOHAWK

     Mrs. Harriet Cowgill, an aged lady of Mohawk, was thrown from a buggy last week while driving and received such injuries that she died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. M. Van Buren of Mohawk.  The occupants of the buggy were hurled to the ground by the breaking of the front axle. The deceased was 76 years of age and a well beloved old lady whose unfortunate death is a shock to her friends and relatives. 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE  GUARD 9‑25‑1902

 

MOHAWK ITEMS

     Columbus Cole has sold his sawmill and it is being moved out of the valley.

     The Seventh Day Adventists have left the valley, but leave many people as believers in their faith.  They expect to return within a few months and establish Sabbath school. 

     Pete Darelius who has been sick the past month is slowly improving.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 10‑8‑1902

 

BOOTH KELLY MAKES TIMBER PURCHASE

     The long expected permission to announce a large timber deal which has been on the table for some weeks between Amos L. Hyland of Lowell, and the Booth Kelly Lbr. Co. has at last been given. The transfer involves about 14,000 acres of Hyland's huge timber holdings on Big and Little Fall Creeks.  The Booth Kelly people were the purchasers and now control a fine extent of timber in that region. This particular purchase will be used to supply logs to the big new Springfield sawmill, which is now being rushed to completion. The price paid is private, and figures given out are not authentic.


 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 10‑9‑1902

 

SAGINAW SAWMILL TO BE MOVED

     As will be seen by the transactions among the  courthouse items the Booth Kelly Lumber Company, has secured right‑of‑way for a flume which they will build from Gettings Creek to Saginaw. Their purpose is to move their big Saginaw sawmill from its present location about three miles further south so as to command a better supply of timber.  The supply for the mill in its present location has been about exhausted. The new location will be on Gettings Creek and will be as fine a mill as the company owns. The work of moving the machinery will be commenced, soon. The flume will be built immediately. As the new location is off the railroad the flume method will be employed to chute the sawed lumber to the Saginaw yards where it will be stacked.  The yard there has been cleaned up of extra sticks, some of this being shipped to Eugene for wood. This new location for the mill means the upbuilding of, new, bustling village on Gettings Creek. It also places the company in direct touch with one of their large timber holdings in that part of the country.

 

 

MOVING THE MILL  10‑10‑1902

     In our article concerning the moving of the Saginaw mill property to Gettings creek, in yesterday's Guard we should have stated that there are two mills near Saginaw owned by the Booth  Kelly Company, and that the one to be moved now is the one east of Saginaw, which has been idle two years.  The two mills are of about the same capacity, we are informed. The other mill will be moved next year to some other part of the company's holdings.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  11‑7‑1902

 

SAMUEL M. STIERS HAS SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT MABEL 

     Samuel  Stiers, residing in the Fall Creek country in the vicinity of Lowell was the victim of a serious accident

Wednesday.

     Word has been received here that while at work in the Trent Lumber Company's camp at Mabel, his life was nearly crushed out by a huge log rolling over him. It seems he was driving a

four‑horse team when a log in some manner became loose and rolled down the hill, striking the team and driver, killing two of the horses outright and would have killed Mr. Stiers had he not been between the horses some way. As it was his life was despaired of for awhile.  His injuries were very bad. he was hurt internally and several bones were broken. Dr. H. F. Ong, of Wendling, attended him.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  12‑30‑1902

 

LOGGING IN THE WINTER TIME


     The Booth kelly Lumber Co. is taking chances this  winter in the matter of driving logs which nobody heretofore has been willing to take. It had a drive on the Mohawk which was turned into the McKenzie yesterday, and is being driven to the Coburg mill.

     The running of logs in these streams in the winter season is attended with much danger which loggers have chosen heretofore to avoid. Should  heavy rains fall and suddenly raise the water to flood stage, it would be almost impossible to boom the logs to their destination, however the drive can be made much more quickly and with less expense than in the summer.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 12‑31‑1902

 

A NEW SAWMILL FOR MOHAWK

MOHAWK, Dec. 31.‑

     Mohawk will soon have another sawmill. Mr. Briggs, the enterprising sawmill man and former manager of the Hyland mills at Trent, in preparing to establish a sawmill about

three‑quarters of a mile northeast of Donna with a store and lumber yard on J. Huddleston's place. Such an enterprise should receive the approval and hearty recommendation of the Mohawkers. 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑11‑1903

 

     MAN ARRESTED AT SAGINAW FOR SELLING MULES NOT HIS OWN      Chief of Police J. S. Stiles went to Saginaw on yesterday afternoon's train for the purpose of arresting one Mose Getts for selling a span of mules belonging to another party.  He arrived with his man last night and placed him in the county jail to await A preliminary trial this afternoon.

     It seems that Getts and O. C. Hartwig borrowed the mules from a man by the name of Durman to haul some furniture and other things down to Eugene to dispose of.  After selling the articles the men struck a bargain for the mules and sold them to Albert Goracke, a clerk in H. M. Manville's second hand store, for $10.      Hartwig has not yet been caught.  The prisoner was brought before Justice Wintermeier this afternoon at three o'clock and pled not guilty to the charge and was examined.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        3‑7‑1903

 

THE MARCOLA MILL

     Last Monday the Fischer Mercantile Co. started its new mill at Marcola, according to the Springfield news.  The property has been undergoing some extensive repairs for a month past and up to the present time some very large additions have been made. Thirty feet have been added to the mill, and a fine large engine has taken the place of the old one, and a new gang edger has been added, so that when everything has been adjusted properly, this mill will turn out 30,000 feet of lumber in 10 hours.

     The mill is located just three miles from Marcola in a vast and almost unlimited amount of timber.  The lumber after it is cut in transported to Marcola station by flume.


 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑3‑1903

 

SON OF GEORGE H. KELLY KILLED IN ACCIDENT                        

     Little Mike Kelly, seven year old son of George Kelly, who resides at 755 High St. was killed this afternoon

at 3:30 o'clock by a heavily loaded hay wagon running

over his head, crushing his skull and almost instantly

killing him.

     The details of the accident are

harrowing to the extreme. Little Mike

had been accustomed to taking rides on passing wagons

and today as a passing hay wagon was going along 11th

St. at the intersection of High Street, he clambered up

on the side of the load.  He lost his hold and fell in

front of the rear wheel of the vehicle, which passed

entirely over the little boys head crushing it into an 

unrecognizable mass.

     Some playmates gave the alarm and he was taken to his home but a block away, where he ceased breathing but a few minutes later.  The mother is prostrate with grief at the accident. No blame is attended to the driver. whose name could not be earned. He professed to bystanders that he did not  know that there were any children about his wagon and did not know that the awful accident had happened until alarmed by the cries of the boys playmates.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 4‑13‑1903

 

BIG SAGINAW SAWMILL TO BE MOVED

COTTAGE GROVE, April 13.‑

     The Booth Kelly Lumber Company's big sawmill east of Saginaw has about sawed out all the good timber within reach, and is soon to be moved to Mosby Creek and the mill on Gettings creek, will send out lumber in the flume to Saginaw. The companies big planning mill at Saginaw on the railroad are being dismantled, and the machinery is being moved away. Hereafter only rough lumber will be handled there and a force of 13 or 15 men will be all they will need at that place.

     They offer for sale all the lumber in their big shed there.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 4‑15‑1905

 

A BAD MAN FROM LANE COUNTY                     

Roseburg, April 15.‑


     N. T. Bridges, an employee of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company in Lane County, who came down to Roseburg a few days ago to visit his family, apparently became dissatisfied at something while playing cards at C. L. Reed's saloon last night, and holding Bud  Thomas, the dealer, back with one hand, raked in all the cash in sight with the other. 

     Then despite Thomas' struggles he forced open the drawer in front of the dealer and took out a loaded revolver, with which he kept everybody at bay until he had pocketed every cent that lay before him.  When this was done he emptied the revolver of its contents, throw it on the table and walked out of the saloon unmolested.

     It is estimated that Bridges secured about $160. He has since not been seen.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 5‑1‑1903

 

BOOTH KELLY COMPANY NEEDS MORE RAIN FOR LOGGING

     The Booth Kelly Company is just now in a position where it is very uneasy about the shortness of rainfall.  The reason is that on account of scarcity of water in the mountain streams the big new mill at Springfield is not able to run full time, and fears are entertained that sufficient logs can not be secured to keep the mill in operation until next October.  The company has a drive of 3,000,000 feet in the river now, but these will last but a short time, but there is also about 8,000,000 feet in the Little Fall Creeks Lost Creek and Winberry, which cannot be moved until rains come to raise the water in those small streams. Last year about this time it was possible to run logs in the streams, but this year it is not.

     The logs are in the creek, supplies of provisions are in boats for the men on the drive, and the men are kept right at hand ready to start the moment the logs will move, but there seems no prospect of their being able to move.  Without these logs the Springfield mill is not able to run as it should.      The keeping of a large force of river men for a long time waiting for water is some expense to the company, but the men are kept at work in the vicinity cutting more logs, so that their time is not completely lost. There are now 12 logging camps along the Willamette River cutting for this one mill where the logs can be run on almost any stage of water, but before they can get logs enough to keep the mill running full time it will be late in the season.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD

 

MR. BOOTH INFORMS THE HARRISBURG BULLETIN OF NEW SAWMILL               The matter of a mammoth and record‑breaking  sawmill to be established here at Harrisburg, by the Booth Kelly Company is now determined.  The mill will be built. This information comes direct from the Bulletin from R. A. Booth, general manager of the company.  Mr Booth was here Tuesday accompanied by Mr. Klovdahl, a civil engineer, who with the assistance of Surveyor Riggs of this city, will survey the site for the new structure, and will also run lines for land purchase for the purpose of doubling capacity of the water ditch.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 6‑13‑1903

 

MOHAWK LOGS FOR CORVALLIS


     A Corvallis dispatch of June 12 says: A large drive of logs is due to arrive at Corvallis about the 15th of July.  They are the property of the Corvallis Sawmill Co., and are now in the Mohawk river. Harold Strong, representing the company went to Blodgett a few days ago to arrange for a shipment of logs from that point daily. He will return today and proceed immediately to the point on the Mohawk from which the drive will start some time this week.  He will spend a few days fishing, and will be on the ground to see that no time is lost in getting the logs started.  The drive consists of 3,000,000 feet of fir and 1,000,000 feet of hard wood, and several months will be required to convert the logs into lumber.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑29‑1903

 

     CHARLES VANDUYN ARRESTED AT COBURG

     Saturday evening Constable Smith arrested Charles VanDuyn at Coburg on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses at The Dalles. VanDuyn had arrived that day from Sumpter on a visit to relatives.  The amount alleged he obtained is $50. 

     VanDuyn claimed that he intended nothing wrong, that he had given a friend a check for $50 and had at the same time

telegraphed to his brother in Sumpter for the amount.

     The officers however claim that he did not  telegraph. Chief of Police of The Dalles arrived Sunday and took the young man back.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 6‑30‑1903

 

Booth Kelly Logging Crew out On Strike

     The force of about 80 men employed in the Booth Kelly Lumber Company's logging camp near Leaburg on the McKenzie, quit work yesterday on account of some difficulty with the bosses of the camp, and most of them are now in Eugene, a part of them having arrived last night and more coming down today.  One of the strikers informed the Guard that there was nobody left except the two "Bosses".

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 7‑6‑1903 (Monday)

 

SON OF I. E. EARNEST KILLED IN ACCIDENT NEAR MARCOLA             

 

     The ten year‑old son of I. E. Earnest, who resides near Marcola, is dead as the result of an accident last Friday

afternoon.  He was running a hay rake with two horses on his father's place and while raking close to a fence ran a wheel into the fences breaking the tongue of the rake and frightening the horses. He endeavored to control them but with the unwieldy rake jumping he could do nothing.  The horses started to run and the boy was thrown to the ground with the lines entangled about him.      He was thus dragged to his death never regaining


consciousness. The funeral was held on July 4th and interment was made in the home cemetery.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑22‑1903

 

THE SAGINAW SAWMILLS

     The Booth Kelly Company is advertising to sell one of their sawmills. The mill in question is the Saginaw mill No 1, which was put out of commission some time ago by the company.  It is a small mill of about 35,000 feet capacity and having no further use for such a small concern the company deemed it best to sell,‑‑ that is, a greater part of it.

 

WILL NOT MOVE MILL NO ‑ 2

     Mill No. 2 of Saginaw, which was to have been moved to a new location on Gettings Creek and the work preparatory to moving the same was well under way, will remain where it is at present.  R. A. Booth was at Saginaw yesterday and ordered the work stopped. There is still considerable timber in the vicinity of the

mill and it will be some time yet before it is moved to a new location.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        9‑7‑1903

 

BEFORE EUGENE WAS FOUNDED EFFORTS WERE MADE TO LOCATE "COUNTY SEAT AT SPRINGFIELD

     Thomas Jefferson Vaughan, of Coburg, who  distinguished himself in the hold‑up legislature of 1897 by getting up on his "hind feet", making a speech in favor of organizing the house and proceeded to business, was in Eugene a few days ago taking in the circus and comparing the town with what it was, or rather was not, when he first knew the place where it is now, says the Oregon State Journal.

 

AN EARLY ELECTION

     He said he attended an election at the lower end of Skinners butte in 1851, when all the voters had assembled to elect a member of the legislature.  There was just 41 persons present at that election, and he thought it was the biggest crowd he had ever seen in Oregon.  Several of the immense crowd, as he viewed it, were not 21 years old, he being one of that number, but they voted regardless of age or previous conditions, nobody objecting. He voted for W. W. Bristow against L. M. Rigdon, who was elected because he wanted to have the county seat located at Springfield  instead of at Skinners Butte, now Eugene. Rigdon favored the present site of Skinners Butte, while Bristow first choice was Coryell Point, on the South bank of the Willamette at the mouth of the Coast Fork, about five miles east of Eugene, a beautiful site, and his second choice was where  Springfield is now, another beautiful location, which was the place favored by Vaughan.

 

A BUFFALO BILL


     "Tom" Vaughan was a regular Buffalo Bill, in the early settlement of Oregon. He was not afraid of anything in the shape of human or wild beast and did about as he pleased, but had many good qualities along with his rough speech and manner, and wielded a strong influence in building up and shaping the

destinies of Oregon.

     He has many friends who wish the old pioneer many happy and successful years among the scenes of his boyhood in the beautiful Willamette valley.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 9‑26‑1903

 

THE COBURG BRIDGE CLOSED

     The big bridge across the McKenzie this side of Coburg is now closed to travel, and many think the only way to

cross the river is to go up to Deadmond's Ferry,

several miles out of the way.

     An easy ford has been discovered near the Coburg school house.  People going from Eugene can take the lane at the old Bogard brick house about half way between here and Coburg, and follow the lane till the river is reached. At that place the water in not quite hub deep, and is a very good fording place.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑28‑1903

 

ALLEN BURRILL HIT HIMSELF WITH A SLEDGE AND DIED FROM EFFECTS      On September 17th, Allen Burrill who was employed by the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. at Springfield, accidently hit himself on the leg just above his ankle, with a sledge hammer. The blow was a severe one but did not cause more than usual concern. It did not even  hurt him for a day. Pain soon began however, and upon examination  he was found to  be afflicted with the deadly gangrene.

     He was brought to the Pryor home at West Eighth and Lawrence streets, the following Sunday and he died Sunday afternoon  Sep. 27.  He was aged 30 years, 1 months and seven days, and leaves a wife and three children, Frank, Mabel and an infant child. The family came to Eugene from Kansas three years ago.     

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  10‑27‑1903

 

B. K. SPRINGFIELD MILL ALSO CLOSED DOWN                                The Booth Kelly lumber Company's big mill at  Springfield closed down Saturday night for some time.  This makes the

company's two largest mills now idle, the one at Wendling having closed down several days before work was stopped at the

Springfield mill.


     The reason given for closing down the latter mill is lack of logs, and the reason as given to the Guard for the closing down of the Wendling mill is lack of cars to haul the lumber away.  A number of prominent loggers have been in the city since the Wendling mill closed down, and say that this is the beginning of a long period of idleness among the loggers employed by the Booth Kelly Company, and that the Wendling mill instead of commencing operations again within 10 days an stated by the company

officials here, will not start up again for many weeks and perhaps months. They do not state the reason for this, but one thing which they claim points that way, is that all the men in the logging camps adjacent to Wendling have been laid off.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 11‑12‑1903

 

JOHN THOMPSON HANGS HIMSELF ON THE MOHAWK

     Word was received last evening about five

o'clock that the body of John Thompson, a young  man

residing with his father, Johnson Thompson, on the

Mohawk, near Marcola, had been found dead. The young man had hanged himself.

     Coroner King and the suicides brother, Walter  Thompson, left here last evening about 7 o'clock for Marcola, where the coroner was to hold an inquest over  the remains. Young Thompson was a cripple, one arm being withered away and it was practically useless. The arm gave him constant pain and he often remarked he wished he were dead It is no surprise to his relatives to hear that he had taken his own life. He was aged about 20 years, and was a quiet steady young man.

     The lifeless body was found yesterday afternoon about 2 o'clock hanging by a rope from a rafter in a neighbor's barn. The young man had prepared a regular hangman's knot put it around his neck, climbed upon the rafter and jumped off. 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 11‑28‑1903

 

COBURG BRIDGE FINISHED

     The county bridge over the McKenzie river near Coburg has been rebuilt and is now completely finished. The bridge in an entirely new structure. The new piers have 100 loads of rock in each. The bridge was raised 26 inches and a 100 foot covered span added to the south end of the bridge. While the bridge was closed for several weeks private parties were running a ferry boat just a short distance above, charging $1 a team for ferryage.  These individuals it is understood cleared over $400 in three weeks time, and on this account Mr. Taylor reopened the bridge while it was being rebuilt, every 30 minutes teams being allowed to cross. The travel over the bridge is very heavy. Mr. Taylor says it exceeds 100 teams a day.

     The entire cost of the new bridge will amount to less than $1400 and on account of delays in lumber and high water the cost is from $150 to $200 higher than it would have been had all circumstances been right.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  12‑18‑1903

 

THE HARRISBURG SAWMILL


     Harrisburg Bulletin, Dec. 17: R. A. Booth, George Kelly, Attorney A. C. Woodcock and Surveyor Simon Klovdahl, of the Booth Kelly Lumber Co., are here for the purpose of closing contracts for their sawmill site and right‑of‑way for floating logs to their mill here when in operation.  Mr. Booth stated that the present intention of the company is to build a sawmill on the Davis site and have it running some time during the coming summer, provided they can obtain the needed rights‑of‑way to reach their mill with floating logs.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 8‑12‑1905

 

A DEAD BEAT STOPPED

     J. C. Rane, an employee at the Booth Kelly mill,  after getting his monthly pay check last evening, packed his few belongings and proceeded to shake the dust of Springfield from his feet without first paying landlady Jackson for his month's board.

     Marshal Humphreys was at once notified and with the

assistance of the Eugene Marshal and the Pacific States

Telephone, the would be dead beat was spotted at Eugene and persuaded to pay over $18 without further ceremony.

     Tourist laborers should either be made to pay board in advance, or the Booth Kelly Company hold their board money back. This is quite a frequent occurrence and should be prevented in some way. ‑ Springfield News.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        8‑14‑1905

 

BOOTH KELLY NEEDS WORKERS

     The Guard has obtained information through persons of the Booth Kelly Lbr.  Co. in this city that the company is now scouring the country for men to operate the big mill at Wendling. It is not learned when the mill will resume, but it is thought between the first of September and the first of October. It is also learned that the company wants more men for the mill in Coburg, the intention being to increase the running hours of that plant.

     From the same source the Guard learns that the company has a fund of $750,000 which it will soon expend in the operation of its big milling and logging systems. It is stated that one or more additional mills may be erected. The company holds large tracts of fine timber in the Mosby Creek and Row river countries above Cottage Grove, and it may be that it intends to erect a mill in that vicinity.  About two years ago it was announced that the company would build in that section, but the  depression in the lumber market came about that time and the project was temporarily abandoned.

     The lumber market has picked up wonderfully in the

last few months and every sawmill of any consequence in

the state is now rushed with orders. A man brought down from the Bohemia mines states that the five mills along the Oregon and  Southeastern railroad are unable to keep up with orders and are turning many away. All of the mills of the Booth Kelly Co. are rushed. The reopening of the Wendling mill and the consequent operation of the adjacent logging camps means the resumption of the great prosperity which prevailed here for several years prior to the closing down of the plant.


     The Booth Kelly Company's operations have always been a great factor in the prosperity of Eugene and Lane County, and everybody is glad to hear that the lumber market has so improved that the company has seen fit to resume operations at Wendling and to enlarge its great system of mills.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  10‑31‑1905

 

MORE GOLD FOUND ON THE MOHAWK

     A few days ago the Guard printed an item to the effect that a ledge of gold‑bearing quartz had been found near Fischer's mill in the vicinity of Marcola, but later printed a communication from a well‑known citizen of that place that assays of the quartz showed no gold at all. In contradiction to the letter the Guard today received a report from a reliable source that the Hyland brothers, who operate a sawmill on the Mohawk had found a 32‑foot ledge, and assays of the rock taken out showed that it contains from $1.50 to $7.50 worth of gold per ton. This would indicate that the find is worth something, but it is not learned whether the property will be developed or not.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 11‑7‑1905

 

UP THE MOHAWK AFTER A CRAZY MAN

     Deputy sheriff Bown is up the Mohawk after a supposed crazy man by the name of Gusty.  H. E. Phettyplace who resides at Thurston, last evening telephoned to Chief of Police Stiles that there was a man there who was acting strangely and was thought to be insane.  The Sheriff's office was notified and Mr.Phettyplace was asked if he could keep him there overnight and bring him to Eugene this morning.  He replied that he could and started to town this morning in a wagon. As they reached the Mohawk road Gusty jumped out of the wagon and said he was not going any further.  He struck out toward Wendling. The man wore an army uniform and Mr.Phettyplace says he thinks he is a deserter.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 1‑6‑1906

 

FRED LONG KILLED AT MARCOLA SAWMILL

     Fred Long, a young man employed at Fischer Bros. sawmill at Marcola, was killed at that place last Saturday.  The crew had been putting logs in the race and Long was down the embankment when two logs began to roll toward him.  One of the proprietors of the mill saw the situation and called to Long to lookout, but the warning came too late.  The logs caught the unfortunate man, both passing over him and crushing his hips in a horrible manner. He was conscious and said,"all this suffering in awful, awful, I wish it had done a good job and killed me." He died a few hours after the accident, bleeding to death.

     Long came from Corvallis, where his parents and relatives reside.  A brother came after he had passed away.  The mill men shut down Monday and attended the funeral of the deceased.  The body was interred at Marcola.


 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑10‑1906

 

MOHAWK FARM SOLD

     The Jeremiah Yarnell farm of 687.14 acres, excepting the S.P. right of way through the land, was sold this afternoon at referees sale to J. E. Yarnell for $6200.

     This farm lies in the Mohawk valley and in said to be one of the best in the county.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  3‑1‑1906

 

BOYS KILL A BIG BROWN BEAR

     Orby and Tom Lowell, residing north of Coburg, were in Eugene today, bringing the skin and head of a huge brown bear, which they had killed, to have it mounted.

     The boys were out hunting on Bald Mountain, about 18 miles northeast of Eugene, suddenly they ran into the bear which was standing in front of a big cave in the mountain, probably its home.  The bear at once showed fight and started toward the boys, who began to pump lead into the animal from their Winchesters. It took nine shots to dispatch Bruin, each taking effect in the animals head.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 3‑20‑1906

 

FIFTY SCANDINAVIANS IMPORTED BY B. K. CLIMB OUT OF CAR WINDOWS         Rest of Gang After Arriving At Mill Refuse To Work

    

     The guard yesterday told of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company, importing over 100  Scandinavians from Chicago to work in the sawmills in this county. It seems that all  of them did not reach here. The following is from the Portland Telegram:

     East Portland population was added to the presence of 50 Scandinavians Saturday  night, when that number escaped from an O. R. &  N. train. A party of 120 were going from Chicago to Eugene

to enter employment of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company, and on reaching the East Side depot of the line decided to leave the car. Instead of choosing the usual route, they went through the windows, and the last seen of them was as they disappeared in the darkness. The rest were transferred to the Southern Pacific immediately on reaching the Union Depot and taken to Eugene on a special.

     Two weeks ago arrangements were made with the Danish and Swedish consul at Chicago for a crew of men.  It was stipulated that the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. was to provide transportation, and the money expended was to be repaid on installments from  wages  earned at the plants in the vicinity of Eugene.  While enroute to the city, some of the laborers talked of taking French Leave here, and it was evidently agreed between one‑third of them that it would be a good move.  Five of the crowd got off at Pendleton and said afterward they missed the train, but this story is not believed. It was the intention to ship men regularly in order to provide sufficient help to avoid closing down the mills, but experience with the first crowd spoils the plan.      


OTHERS SKIP OUT

     It is reliably reported here today that those who reached Springfield have all, except three, skipped out after eating off the company for a day or two and without doing a stroke of work. This in proving to be an expensive experience for the

company.

     It is said that in order to hold their men better, the company will at once advance wages.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  3‑23‑1906

 

GOOD SIZED B. K. CREW ARRIVES FROM PORTLAND LAST NIGHT                 L. B. Hill, employment manager of the Booth Kelly Co. arrived up from Portland last night with about 20 men whom he had secured in that city to work in the company la logging camps.      The men are a good looking lot as far as the ordinary sawmill hand goes.  Upon  their arrival on the 9 O'clock local, they were taken to the Encore Hotel, where they were given a nights lodging, and this morning were driven in special vehicles to  Fall Greek to be put to work in the logging camps there.      Since a band of Swedes, who were brought out from Chicago at the company's expense, left without doing a stroke of work  because the wages were to low, the company, it is said, have made a material advance in wages and no doubt will hereafter be more successful in holding  men. The men brought up from Portland last night by Mr. Hill are all of the better class of workingmen and will prove of benefit to the company.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 4‑25‑1906

 

LOGGER INSULTS WOMAN

     A young logger by the name of W. R. Park, employed in the Hyland logging camp, was fined $25 by Police Judge Dorris this morning, charged with using frightening language to a woman.           Last night about 9 o'clock young Park accosted Mrs Henry Kissinger on West Eighth street, near the post office, and asked her to take a walk with him. She ran back to her husband, who was going in the opposite direction, having just left her at the  postoffice and told him of the circumstance. Kissinger caught up with the fellow and proceeded to give him a good basting. Chief of Police Farrington heard the disturbance and ran to the scene. He pulled Kissinger off Park, and took the latter to jail. For the past several nights a number of girls and young women have been insulted on the streets by men and Park may have been one of the guilty parties in those instances.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑27‑1906

 

BIG LOG DRIVES IN THE  RIVERS


     The Booth Kelly Company now has two big log drives on the way down from the camps to the mills.  One of them contains 6,000,000 feet, and is in the McKenzie at the mouth of the Mohawk, on its way to the Coburg mill, and the other is now in Fall Creek at the Unity bridge on its way to Springfield.  It consists of 8,000,000 feet.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  5‑24‑1906

 

ORDER PLACED FOR THREE SAWMILLS

Southern Pacific Company Purchases Machinery For Its Plants On Mohawk  The Southern Pacific Company has placed orders with Tatum and Bowen, of Portland, for the machinery for three of the sawmills

which the company intends to erect on its timberlands in Lane County.  Each of the mills will have a capacity of 40 thousand  feet of lumber daily. 

     The work of clearing the ground for the first mill to be erected, which will be near Marcola, has been completed and the structure is now ready to be erected. It in expected that at least one more mill will be erected on the Wendling branch this summer.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  5‑25‑1906

 

S. P. LEASES LAND FOR SAWMILL SPUR AT MARCOLA                          Papers for the lease of the right‑of‑way for the Southern Pacific Company's spur through C. Arnel's place on the Mohawk to the site of the company's proposed new sawmill were filed with the county clerk yesterday afternoon.  The contract calls for a strip of land 30 feet wide and the annual rental is to be $100. The company agrees, upon the removal of the timber from the land and the abandonment of operations, to remove the railroad track and restore the land to its original condition. The

contract specifies that construction work on the spur shall begin within three months from the date of signing the papers.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 5‑26‑1906

 

L. P. FAWVER KILLED IN A MOHAWK MILL

     L. P. Fawver, employed at the Mohawk Lumber Company mill near Donna station, was accidentally killed yesterday evening between 5 and 6 O'clock. He was working on the trimmer when his clothing  caught on a rapidly revolving shaft and he was whirled around the shaft a number of times.  The clothing finally gave way and he fell to the floor and was dead.  Every effort was made to revive him, but in vain.

     No bones were broken and but few bruises shown on the body, the death resulting from internal injuries. Mr. Fawver was aged about 53 years and was a well known

resident of the Mohawk valley.  He leaves the following children: Mrs. Lucy Steuben, of Marcola; Sam Fawver of  Harrisburg; Maude, Edith, Archie and Sylvia Fawver of Donna.

     The deceased was a member of The Woodmen of the World, holding insurance in that order.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains interred in Baxter

cemetery.


 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  5‑29‑1906

 

COBURG VOTES ITSELF TO BE A MUNICIPALITY

     Coburg is now a city, the election yesterday  having gone heavily for incorporation. The vote was: For incorporation 85; against, 20. 

     George A. Drury is the first mayor, and the selection in a good one.  Mr. Drury has resided at Coburg many years and is one of the town's most prominent citizens.

     He will fill the office with credit to himself and the people of the new city. The councilmen elected were as follows:  B.C. Bond, John Harden, H. F. Bucknum, John Matthews, Thomas VanDuyn and Lea Jarnigan,‑ Recorder, Lester Stacey ‑ Marshal, Robert Ingram ‑ treasurer, G. B. Brentner.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  5‑30‑1906

 

S. J. JONES KILLED AT WENDLING

     S. J. Jones, employed at the Booth Kelly's mill at Wendling, died about 11 o'clock last night from injuries received at 2:30 O'clock yesterday afternoon.

     Jones was working on the lathe machine when in some manner a slab flew out and struck him in the pit of the stomach; He was taken home and lingered in agony till eleven o'clock at night when he expired.

     The unfortunate man was aged 40 years and leaves a wife and seven children. He had been working at the mill about seven months, going there from Saginaw.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Woodmen of the World, carrying insurance in the latter. It is said that he carried a total life insurance of $5000.

     His body was taken to Cottage Grove for burial.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 6‑4‑1906

 

GEORGE DRURY OF MARCOLA DIES

     George Drury, who departed this life May 11, 1906 was born near Sheffield England June 21, 1830, and came to America in 1845, settling with his parents in the state of Wisconsin, where they remained until the year 1854,when he moved to Minnesota,  where he engaged in farming.

     He was married to Miss Catherine Pfremer July 4, 1858. In 1863 he enlisted as a  private in Company K, Sixth Minnesota Volunteers and served in the war of the rebellion until its close.  He was discharged in Fort Snelling in 1865, returning to his farm, where he lived until the fall of MI. Coming to Oregon that year he purchased a farm in the Mohawk valley, where he resided until a few months before his death, when he decided to visit his old home in Minnesota where he died. His wife died Jan. 14, 1898. Thirteen children blessed their union with seven yet living, who are Geo.  A Drury of Coburg, Robert L. and Marion J. Drury of Marcola, Mrs. Minnie Fischer of Marcola . Mrs. Lizzie Broadwater and Mrs.  Mary Broadwater of Preston Minn. and Mrs Anna

Ogg of Minneapolis.


 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑12‑1906

 

LUMBER BUSINESS LIVELY ON THE MOHAWK

     Phillip Workman, a well known citizen of Mabel, in the Mohawk valley, was in Eugene yesterday.  He says the work of putting up the Southern Pacific Company's sawmill near the Arnel place at Marcola is being rushed and preparation for building a second mill to be located two miles from the first one are being made. He thinks the other two announced to be built by the company will go up soon.

     Mr. Workman says the sawmill and timber business is very lively up the Mohawk. The big Wendling mill is running it's its full capacity and the Hyland mill at Trent Siding is rushed all the time.  He predicts that many more mills will be built in that country within the next few years.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑13‑1906

 

THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. WILL BUILD FLUME ON MOHAWK

     The Southern Pacific Co. is preparing to build a long flume from its second sawmill to be erected in the Mohawk to Wendling branch railroad for the purpose of carrying lumber from the mill to the cars.  To the first mill, which is now being erected near the Arnel place, a spur will be constructed but the site of the second mill is near a good stream of water, which can easily be utilizes for fluming purposes.  A deed conveying the right‑of‑way for the flume from R. A. Neil, of Yakima county Washington, through whose land it will extend, was filed for record with the county  clerk yesterday after‑noon.  The land in question lies in section 17, to 16, south of range one west.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  6‑18‑1906

 

MEN AT WORK ON S. P. MILLS ON MOHAWK                                Sewell smith and Walter Ross, who have just returned from Klamath Falls, where they have been engaged as millwrights in the erection of a big sawmill, have been ordered by their employers, Tatum and Brown, of Portland, to hold themselves in readiness to go to Marcola soon to work on the three mills that the S. P.Co. is going to erect in that vicinity.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   7‑ l,‑1906

 

MANY EMPLOYEES OF BOOTH KELLY CO. QUIT WORK 

     A report from Springfield is to the effect that quite a number of the employee of the Booth  Kelly sawmills at that place and at Wendling and a larger number of the employee of the logging camps up the Willamette and McKenzie rivers have quit work because of the existence of prohibition in Lane county.  It is said that many more of the  mill hands will quit tonight when they receive their pay.


     It is a well known fact that a large number of loggers are drinking men and those who think they cannot get along without liquor are not going to work where they can secure none.  These men quitting may inconvenience the Booth Kelly Co. to a

considerable extent, but the company is now paying good wages and may be able to secure a better class of men to fill the places of those who quit.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑5‑1906

 

LUMBER BUSINESS ON THE MOHAWK BOOMING

     C. Arnel was down from Mohawk yesterday. He  informed the Guard that the Southern Pacific sawmill No. 1, which is being erected near Marcola will be completed in a short time and it in expected that the mill will be sawing lumber in about three weeks. The mill in being built in a first‑class manner and the machinery is of the best.

     The work of clearing the site for mill No. 2 has been completed and some of the timbers are now on the ground.  A cook house has been erected and everything is in readiness for active building operations at once.  Work has not yet begun on the third mill.

     Mr. Arnel says the Booth Kelly Company's big mill at

Wendling is running on full time and putting out lumber in immense quantities. The Hyland mill is also running on full time and is overcrowded with orders.

     The price of lumber is steadily advancing, and all the mills in the county are kept busy filling orders.  The San Francisco fire is partly responsible for this big demand.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑7‑1906

 

MANY LOG DRIVES UNDER WAY                         

     The Booth Kelly sawmills, logging camps and drives will all resume operations next Monday, after the usual Fourth of July shutdown of a weeks duration.  A full force of men will be put to work again, and the absence of those who quit because the county went "dry" will not be felt.  A reporter called at the Booth Kelly office this forenoon and was given several interesting logging items as follows:

     The Spalding logging Company's drive of 6,000,000 feet, coming down the McKenzie, is now at the mouth of the Mohawk. Three million feet of these logs consists of cottonwood and maple, and the other 3,000,000 feet are fir.  The Spalding company furnishes logs for several mills down the valley.

     The Booth kelly drive on the McKenzie, for the Coburg mill, is now a short distance below Major Forrest's place, which is about 22 miles from Eugene.  There are 7 million feet of fir logs in this drive.

     C. L. Williams drive of 3,000,000 feet for the Eugene Lumber Co. has reached the head of the millrace, between here and Springfield, and will be in the boom at the mill within a few days.

     The Booth Kelly Fall Creek drive of 7,000,000 feet for the Springfield mill is now at the Unity bridge, 18 miles from here.      Hills Bros. drive of 7,000,000 feet for the Springfield mill is between Hyland's ferry and the mouth of Fall creek.

 


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑28‑1906

 

W. J. WYCOFF DIES FROM INJURIES RECEIVED AT MABEL

     Wesley J. Wycoff, who was injured in the Hyland Lumber Company's sawmill at Mabel Tuesday by being struck on the head by the flying crank of a windlass, and a part of whose brain was removed by the physicians, died at the Eugene hospital at 1:30 o'clock this morning.  He did not regain consciousness after the accident.

     The body will be taken to Leaburg tomorrow and buried in the Greenwood cemetery. He was about 45 years of age and single.       The deceased was a  well known resident of the McKenzie valley, having resided in the vicinity of Leaburg for thirty years.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑8‑1906

 

MOHAWK BOY CHARGED WITH SERIOUS CRIME

     Constable Plank left this morning for the Mohawk country, armed with a warrant issued out of Justice of the Peace Bryson's court for the arrest of Edward Lewis, aged about  18 years, son of John  Lewis, charged with assault with intent to commit rape upon the person of Bertha , the ten year old daughter of Frank Spores, residing near Donna.

     Mr. Spores came to town last evening and swore to the complaint.  According to his story his little daughter was going along a tramway in that vicinity yesterday when Lewis jumped out of some brush nearby and carried the girl into the brush with him.

     Just then a car came in sight along the tramway and Lewis ran and left the girl where he had taken her.  The constable arrived here with his prisoner late this afternoon and took him   before Justice Bryson.  He was lodged in the county jail, his examination to be held in two or three days.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑10‑1906 

 

HYLAND BROS. SAWMILL AT MABEL BOUGHT BY T.R.YERGER OF LOS         ANGELES

     A deal was consummated in Eugene today whereby The Hyland Lumber Company's sawmill near Marcola, a large amount of

timberland and other property passes from the hands of Earnest E. Wilbur H. and Ira D. Hyland to T. R. Yerger of Los Angeles. The sale was engineered by H. O. Mahon, the well known timber and mining broker of this city, who has been working on it for some time past. The consideration is $60,000.

     Mr. Yerger is now in Eugene and will take possession of the property immediately. When seen by a Guard reporter today he expressed himself as being very well pleased with his purchase and thinks there is a bright outlook  ahead for a splendid business.

     Included in the deal is 2300 acres of fine timber

land, all contiguous to the mill, and two miles of

tramway, leading from the mill to the Wendling branch


of the Southern Pacific railroad. The mill which is located three miles above Marcola, has a capacity of 40,000 feet of lumber every day, and is equipped with modern machinery throughout.      It was built only a few years ago and has been making money for its owners ever since.  The three Hyland brothers above mentioned purchased the Plant a year or two ago from their brother, N. G. Hyland, who with his father the late Amos D. Hyland, built it.  Mr. Yerger will make his home in Eugene.  He intends to make a number of improvements to the sawmill, but to what extent is not determined, as he is not yet acquainted with surrounding conditions.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 8‑11‑1906

 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY WILL BUILD FLUME                              Papers were filed in the county clerk's office today

granting the Southern Pacific Company the right to construct and maintain a flume across the premises of the following residents of the Mohawk valley: John D. Burns, C. and Mary Cole, J. T. and Nellie Whitmore, C. and M. J. Arnel and William and Josephine Cries.  This flume is to be used in connection with the company's sawmills, which are now being erected in that vicinity.

     The land in question is in township 16, south of range one west.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑13‑1906

 

BIG FOREST FIRE UP MOHAWK RIVER

     Forest fires are burning in the vicinity of Mabel, above the Wendling Mill, and near the mouth of Winberry Creek, on Fall Creek. Both are near B. K. timber, but so far no great amount of damage has been done.  Both fires started about the same time Saturday evening.  A veritable army of men has prevented the fires from spreading to the green timber.

     The fire up the Mohawk destroyed several hundred feet of logging road and chute belonging to Renninger and Button, but aside

from this no damage has been done, as dead trees and underbrush   have been the fuel for the flames.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        8‑13‑1906 

 

LATER REPORTS OF FIRE ON THE MOHAWK WORSE THAN FIRST REPORTED          People who have just returned from a fishing trip up the Mohawk report that the fire is much more serious than was at first reported.


     Renninger and Button's log chute, which was 4000 feet long and which was recently built at a cost of nearly $4000, has been almost entirely destroyed.  It had been in use only three days. The firm had 15,000,000 feet of logs yarded in that vicinity and the fire has spread over them entailing a big loss, the amount being hard to estimate, but it is thought to be in the neighborhood of $7000.  The fire started near to 12 o'clock Saturday night, supposedly from one of the donkey engines, but the engineer states that before quitting work he put out every spark of fire. The alarm was given and soon a large number of men from the Wendling and Hyland mills were on the scene doing their best to stay the flames, but with little success.  The Eugene man say it is about the worst fire they ever saw.  The roar of the flames could be heard several miles and the heat felt hundreds of yards. The loss on the logs falls on Renninger and Button, as they

had not yet delivered them to the mills.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑15‑1906

 

TWO ACCIDENTS IN SOUTHERN LANE

     Harvey LaJoie, the 16 year old son of Henry LaJoie, residing near Walker, was accidently shot in the right leg with a pistol Sunday.  He had cocked the pistol to shoot at a squirrel and placed the piece back in his pocket without unlocking it, when it discharged.  Drs.  Kime and  Hockett removed the bullet, which had lodged under the bone back of the knees.  The wound is not dangerous.

     Fred Jones, a young logger working for the Chambers Lumber Co. at Dorena, had a bad accident about ten o'clock Tuesday morning.  He was going up the log chute and stopped to cut a young maple out of the way, but his ax caught in another tree     and descending struck his right foot completely severing the big toe and the two toes next to it, and badly cutting the fourth. He was brought to town where Drs. Job and Oglesby dressed the foot, sewing the toes back in place. (From the Cottage Grove Nugget)

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑25‑1906

 

NEW SAWMILL TO BE BUILT AT MARCOLA

     Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bally and son Ray arrived on the evening train from Carlton Tuesday night. Mr. Bally informs us that he will go to Marcola and in partnership with Carl Fischer will build and operate a sawmill which will have a capacity of 20,000 feet per day.  The machinery has been ordered and is expected to arrive in a few days.       

     The work of building the mill will be started in a few days (Springfield News)

 

SCIENTIST CHURCH OF COBURG INCORPORATED

     The First Church Of Christ, Scientist, of Coburg, filed articles of incorporation with the county clerk today. The incorporators are; Mrs.A. Y. VanDuyn, Mrs. Mary Zachary

and Mrs. E. J. Deffenbacher, trustees; Mrs. Ella Macey, Mrs. Clara Naylor and Mrs Arabella Leonard, directors.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 9‑1‑1906

 

COBURG NEWS ITEMS

F. R. Sackett is moving into his new store. Dr. Jarnagin left Tuesday morning for a months outing at his island near the coast.

Dr. Best of Cottage Grove, is in charge of his practice while he is away.


     At the regular meeting of the council last Monday evening the resignation of Marshal Ingram was accepted and James Evans was appointed in his place. 

     Vernon Brentner returned from a hunting trip on the hills east of Coburg at noon today. He was gone overnight and could stand it no longer. 

     Billy Woods the night engineer at the mill left for Portland this morning.  He goes by wagon, taking his family.

     The Booth Kelly people are installing a new loading crane to use in loading cars with timbers. There seems to be plenty of time to put it in, as they are receiving only two or three cars a day. There were no loads taken out yesterday. 

     Notices are out announcing that the night crew will resume   operations again September 3rd.  It will seem good to hear the customary noise when one wakes up at night.

     H. W. Mahon, a member of the militia from Eugene, who has been working at this place for the past year, returned Tuesday. He reports a good time at the encampment, and says that the maneuvers were instructive for the boys.  The only thing for which

he feels sorry is, that on a chicken ranch where there were about fifty chicken houses, there was not a fowl to be found.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑4‑1906

 

DONKEY ENGINE BURIED

     Fred Hills in well known in Corvallis, having graduated from O. A. O. in the class of 05.  His home is near Springfield, Lane county, and his father Jasper Hills, logs on the Winberry, a      tributary to Fall Creek.

     Last Week a fire broke out in that section and swept onward at a fierce rate. It consumed a lot of logs that meant money to Mr. Hills, and it finally became apparent that the donkey engine and the rest of the logging paraphernalia would be destroyed. That was no place to get out with the machine, and the owner decided to bury it. All hands fell to work and the donkey engine  was soon underground, and the fire later swept on, doing no harm to the outfit.  All of which tends to prove that "necessity is the mother of invention." ‑ Corvallis Gazette.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑7‑1906

 

C. Cole Sells Store And Devotes Time To Selling Town Lots At Marcola

     C. Cole the veteran merchant of Marcola, has sold his general store at that place to J. D. Fields, Robert Gano and Frank Trueman, proprietors of the Ax Billy department store in this city. They will take charge October first,and one of the three members of the firm will conduct the store.

     Mr. Cole has been in the mercantile business on the Mohawk for the past 30 years. He will hereafter devote his entire attention to the sale of lots in the townsite of Marcola which he owns.  With the advent of the Southern Pacific Company's new sawmills in that vicinity, quite a town is expected to spring up there.                    

 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC SAWMILL IS IN OPERATION  9‑10‑1906


     A. Wilcox, who formerly conducted an employment bureau here, but now employed as millwright on the S. P. Company's sawmills near Marcola, spent Sunday in the city. He reports that mill No. 1 is now operating steadily, having started up last week.

The frame work of mill No. 2 is up and the plant will be rushed to completion.  An engine has arrived for mill No. 3, but no work has been done on the plant.  As soon as mill No. 2 is completed, work on mill No. 3 will begin.  The company will erect a 4th mill somewhere in lane county.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑13‑1906

 

COBURG NEWS              

 

     Coburg, September, 12.‑ Ed Cooper had the misfortune to have the ends of two fingers of his left hand cut off in the gearing of the edger Saturday evening about ten o'clock.                     Hugo Hallin, who had three toes cut off by a truck running over his foot two weeks ago, is at work again.

     The funeral of William Allingham., the old pioneer, was held Sunday.  The Odd Fellows service was used.

     The mast for the new loading crane at the Booth Kelly mill, is now in place.  It is about seventy feet high.

     J. D. Wigle has his house enclosed and says it can rain now if it wants to. There are several new buildings going up in town, and there will yet be a scarcity by the time the fall rains set in for good, and people come to work in the mill. A good rate of interest can be made by building houses to rent in Coburg.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑15‑1906

 

THE DEATH OF CHARLES BRIGGS AT MARCOLA                                Charles Briggs, head sawyer in Fischer Bros. sawmill at Marcola, died this morning at 6 o'clock of jaundice, following typhoid fever.  He was aged about 50 years, and leaves a wife and one son, besides two step sons.  He has been employed in the Fischer mill for the past two years, coming from Myrtle Creek.    He was a good workman, honest and industrious, and will be greatly missed by his employers.  The funeral will be held Monday morning, with interment in the Dexter cemetery.                  

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑21‑1906

 

COBURG NEWS

     F. B. Sackett has sold his stock of general merchandise to M. C. Bond, George A. Drury and Lee Jarnigan, all of Coburg. Mr.  Bond is at present station agent for the S. P. Mr. Drury has been with Mr. Sackett as clerk since the opening of the business under Sackett name, and Mr. Jarnigan has owned and run the city drug store for three years. They are all tried business men, and we expect them to do a good business.  They will take possession as soon as an invoice is taken.


     Harry Coleman brought in another bear yesterday.  This makes three for him this week. Clive Taylor and wife returned from a trip up the McKenzie river this week.  They had been gone for about a month.  It will be remembered that Mr. Taylor had his leg broken in June and when he left on his trip he was just able to get about on crutches, but a few days before he returned he walked two miles, killed a deer and packed it to camp.

     The Christian Science Church is going up quite fast. Mae Burns is doing the work, with the assistance of Mr. Hoeflin and son.

     Sidewalks are beginning to appear in all parts of town.  The people are responding to the calls of the council quite readily.      Professor Maxwell, who will have charge of the Coburg schools the coming year, is in town getting his house in order for the reception of Mrs. Maxwell.                               

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑27‑1906

WORK BEGINS ON S. P. MILL NO. 3 LARGE FORCE OF MEN ON THIRD PLANT NEAR MARCOLA MILL NO. I CUTTING 35,000 To 40,000 FEET EACH DAY AND NO. 2 WILL START UP SOON

     Marcola Sep. 27.‑ R. Kohler, of the Southern Pacific Co. has been here the past few days looking after the company's business and inspecting the work that has been done on sawmill No. 2, which the company has erected in this vicinity. This mill will start up in about two weeks. Work has been started on mill No. 3 with a large force of men and they expect to complete it in       much quicker time than they did the other two.                   

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  10‑4‑1906

 

Southern Pacific Co. Asks $10,000 damages 

     The Southern Pacific Company today instituted suit in the circuit court against Earnest E., Ira L., and Wilbur H. Hyland, doing business under the firm name of Hyland Lumber Company, to recover $10,000 damages for the alleged nonperformance of a contract to deliver to the plaintiff 50,000 first class red or yellow fir sawed cross ties. The railroad company alleges that on or about January 4, 1906, the plaintiff and defendants entered into an agreement in writing for the purchase of the ties; that on or about September 13,1906, the defendants delivered to the of the ties, but have refused to comply with and carry out the plaintiff 27,753 terms and conditions of the contract. The railroad company alleges that it has been damaged in the sum of $10,000, and asks for a decree against the defendants for the sum, together with costs and disbursements.                     The Hyland Lumber Company until recently conducted a sawmill up the Mohawk, selling out to a Mr Yerger of Los Angeles.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  10‑4‑1906

 

COBURG NEWS

     School began Monday with the usual amount of disturbances among the unwilling small boys.


     The new firm of Drury, Bond and Jarnagin has taken up the responsibility of the business formerly owned by F. B. Sackett.        M. C. Bond had the misfortune to step through a hole in the depot floor last Saturday. A badly sprained leg was the result, which necessitated his asking for an assistant agent at   the depot to help with the work.  The new man came this morning.      Spriggs Bros. have opened a blacksmith and wagon shop, three blocks east of the Booth Kelly office.

     The marshal is now busy in putting in crosswalks.

     John Macy is moving into his new house, which has just been finished.  The old one will be occupied by one of the young men of Coburg after he gets his double harness.

     The wood saw is busy in town these days, getting the work done before the weather gets any wetter.              

     Superintendent Bassett is in Portland, where he is

undergoing an operation on his left eye.                         

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 10‑6‑1906

 

MARCOLA GIRL ELOPES WITH OLDER MAN

     Sheriff Fisk returned last night from The Dalles, where he went to bring back Floyd Dubois, charged with the abduction of 14 year old Mabel Conrad from Marcola about a week ago. He brought the girl along and they were met at the depot by her mother and step father, who at once took her in charge.

     The Dalles Chronicle tells of the capture of Dubois by Sheriff Chrisman and his deputy, E. R. Wood, as follows:

     " The officers kept their weather eye open all day and finally about 10 o'clock last night saw a girl of the description given standing about the Umatilla House corner. She soon crossed over and further up the street was met by a young man.  Believing that they had secured a clew the officers followed them up third street to W. A. Johnson's corner, then on to Fourth and up the grade leading to the bluff. There they were accosted and asked where they were going. "None of your  ‑‑‑‑‑  business" responded Dubois. "Well, we'll make it our business", said the officers, and then he explained that he was taking the young lady to the home of his sister on the hill. But that explanation wasn't sufficient and the pair were taken to the sheriff's office, where Dubois was put in jail. During the time that the sheriff was dealing with the man, Wood got hold of the girl, who had given a fictitious name, and succeeded in getting her to confess that she was Mabel Conrad and that she came to The Dalles with Dubois Monday.  She is a sweet looking girl about 14 years of age and seems to have no realization of what she had done, not the fate that awaited her in the hand of a villain, whom the officers are convinced, from letters found in his pocket, is but a procurer for houses of ill fame, in which he intended to place her.      Dubois, who is 25 years of age, has respectable relatives in this city, though he has always been a profligate. 

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 10‑24‑1906

 

SPUR TO MARCOLA MILL FINISHED


     The mile of railroad track from the Wendling branch at Marcola to the Southern Pacific  Company's sawmill No. I has just been completed, a number of Eugene men who were working on it having just returned to the city.  The spur is well built and is ready for the operation of the trains over it for the

transportation of the output of the mill to the outside world.    The plant has been in operation for the past several weeks, employing 75 or 80 men at the mill and in the woods.                   Thirty‑five or forty thousand feet of lumber is being cut every day. Mills Nos. 2 and 3 are  well under way, but the work is handicapped by the failure of the company to receive its machinery on time.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 11‑3‑1906  

 

VERITABLE "HELL HOLE" AT MARCOLA

     Marcola is reported to have a "booze joint" of the very worst description a perfect hell hole. It is claimed that liquor is dished out over the bar by the proprietor of the joint until he in totally unable to wait on his patrons, and then his loving and devoted spouse assumes charge and proceeds to satisfy the cravings of those who are yet able to navigate. It is also reported to us by a citizen of Marcola that his seven‑year‑old son came home drunk and claims that he was given the drink by this same degraded, law‑breaking degenerate. How can true

American citizens tolerate such conditions of affairs when they are so conspicuous.  It is said that this proprietor of this dram shop has openly defied arrest.  If the reports that come to us are true, and no arrest is made, then the citizens of Marcola are equally bad as the lawbreaker.  A coat of tar and feathers is far too good for such individuals.   ‑Springfield News.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 11‑9‑1906

 

LUMBER BUSINESS ON THE MOHAWK IS PROSPEROUS

     G. Arnel, the well‑known Marcola resident, near whose farm the Southern Pacific Company's new sawmills are located, is in the city.  He informs the Guard that Mill No. 1 is running on full time and cutting about 35,000 feet a day on the average. One day though, Superintendent Whitstone put the machinery through to its full capacity and cut 52,000 feet in ten hours.

     Mill No. 2 has started to saw and is operating steadily. The bridge across the Mohawk river for the lumber flume has

been completed. It is 52 feet from the low water mark to the top. A full crew of men is working on Mill No.3, which will probably be ready for operation in about two months.  Mr. Arnel says the Booth Kelly Company's Wendling mill is now working on full time, cutting about 100,000 feet a day.              

     Fischer Bros. mill is also running on full  time.  Mr. Arnel recently sold 2,000,000 feet of saw timber to M. S. Barker of Eugene, and says he has about 20,000,000 feet more which is on the  market.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 11‑13‑1906 


F. M. SMITH OF MARCOLA FINED $200 FOR SELLING LIQUOR

     F. M. Smith of Marcola, who had pleaded guilty to the charge of selling liquor in violation of the local option law, was this forenoon fined by judge Harris $200.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 12‑12‑1906

 

MOHAWK LUMBER COMPANY WILL HAVE FLUME

     John F. Kelly and J. S. Magladry, doing business under the firm name of the Mohawk Lumber Company, today filed with the county clerk notice of the appropriation of 500 miners inches of the waters of McGowan creek, a tributary of the Mohawk river for the purpose of generating electrical power and for floating timber, piling, wood, and lumber. The point of diversion of the proposed flume is at the mill dam of the Mohawk Lumber Co., the general course east and southeast along the north side of the creek and the terminus at the Southern Pacific railroad, where McGowan creek crosses it.

     These men have also filed on 200 inches of water from Allison creek, a tributary of McGowan creek.  The point of diversion of this flume is at the junction of the two creeks, and the terminus is at the mill.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 12‑27‑1906

 

BUSY TIMES ON CLASSIC MOHAWK VALLEY

     M. J. Arnel, of the firm of Arnel and Evans, who has the contract for furnishing meet for the S. P. mills on the Mohawk, was transacting business in Eugene today.  He says that times are pretty lively in that little valley.  Mills Nos. 1 and 2 of the S. P. Company are running to their full capacity and that No. 3 is well under construction. No. 2 is situated near the head of Cartwright's Creek, about three miles from the town of Marcola.  The lumber will be flamed to Marcola from this mill, the bridge across the Mohawk for their flume having been completed last week. It crosses the river on the old Evans place a few hundred yards above the town. Mr. Arnel predicts that Marcola will be the busiest little lumbering town in the state next summer.  People are arriving daily to make permanent homes in different sections of the valley and the price of real estate, especially in the town of Marcola, is steadily on the increase.

     The Booth Kelly mill at Wendling is undergoing repairs during the holiday season, but operations will be resumed early in the year. The Hyland mill still continues to grind away and the Brookmeyer and Mohawk Lumber Company's plants will start up at the close of the holiday season.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 1‑11‑1907

 

COBURG BUTCHER FINED FOR BEING DRUNK AND DISORDERLY

     William Fay, a butcher of Coburg, was fined $40 by police judge Dorris this morning for being drunk and disorderly.  This is the heaviest fine imposed in the Eugene municipal court for such an offence in many years.


     Fay came to town yesterday and proceeded to fill up on soft drinks then he went to Barnard and  West's stable last night about

12 o'clock to get his horse and go home he became very abusive to the stableman and created a big disturbance.  He was placed under arrest by officers Corner and Purdy and taken to the city jail where he deposited $40 with the officers to insure his appearance in court whereupon he was released and allowed to go home. L.L. Walker appeared for him this morning and entered a plea

of guilty, and the Judge placed the fine at $40, remarking that it would have been $50 had the deposit been that much.                 He sent word to Fay that if he is found in town again he will be arrested upon charges of resisting an officer.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 1‑23‑1907

 

HARRISBURG BANK CASHIER IN SERIOUS TROUBLE

     Arrested On Complaint of Miss Avis Tantom who Says He Promised To Marry Her 

 

A press dispatch from Albany says:

     John L. Norwood, cashier of the bank at Harrisburg, and one of the leading citizens of that place, was arrested yesterday afternoon on complaint of Avis Tantom, a girl about 19 years old, and a daughter of William Tantom, of Harrisburg, who says Norwood promised to marry her.

     Norwood was released on his own recognizance, and will be arraigned before Justice of the peace Levi Douglas at Harrisburg today. Because of Norwood's prominence in the business and civic affairs of Harrisburg, the arrest has caused a sensation in this county. Norwood's friends maintain that the charge has been made with ulterior motives.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        1‑24‑1907

 

JASPER WILKINS DIES AT HIS COBURG HOME                                Jasper Wilkins, one of Lane County's foremost citizens, died at his home near Coburg last Wednesday evening, January 23, 1907 at the age of 56 years, 2 months and 21 days. The cause of death was tubercular peritonitis, from which he had been ill for some time past, but had been confined to his bed for only a few days.  Mayor F. M. Wilkins, of Eugene, Amos Wilkins of Coburg, and Mrs. S. D. Holt, of Eugene, his brothers and sister, were at his bedside at the time of his death.  He also leaves an aged mother, Mrs. S. Y. Wilkins of this city.

     The funeral will be held Friday at 1:30 p. m. from the family home to the Coburg cemetery, the services being conducted by the Coburg Odd Fellows.

     Jasper Wilkins was born November 2, 1850, on his father's donation claim, ten miles northeast of Eugene, near Coburg.  He received his first schooling in Linn county, walking 4 miles to   school; afterward attending school at the VanDuyn schoolhouse near Coburg, three months out of each year. In the fall of 1870 he entered the Christian College (now

the state normal school at Monmouth), remaining there that winter.


The summer of 1874, Mr. Wilkins spent about the head of

Crooked River in Eastern Oregon, a chain carrier on government surveys for J. M. Dick of lane Co. In the spring of 72 he

received the nomination for         

county surveyor and was elected by a 108 majority. For several years after this Mr. Wilkins looked after the farm, did survey work, etc. Mr Wilkins was a delegate to the Republican state convention in 1880, 82, and 86.

     On Feb. 1, 1888, Mr. Wilkins married Miss Carrie A, Seavy of Lane Co., and their home was blessed with four children. Mr. Wilkins was elected to the state legislature in 1890, by a 112    majority, and again in the next election by a 350 majority.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 1‑31‑1907

 

FIVE HARRISBURG BOYS FOUND PLAYING CARDS LATE AT NIGHT

Harrisburg, Ore., Jan. 30.‑

     Five boys are held at the city jail for alleged violation of the curfew ordinance.  It is said that they had been in the habit of skating on roller skates in a large room on the second floor of the Mendenhall building until about 8 o'clock, the curfew hour, and then would turn out all the lights but one, which they would place on the floor so as to give the room the appearance of being deserted, and would then play cards until midnight or past.      The marshal, hearing of this, mounted the stairs last night and on becoming satisfied some of the boys were in there, again descended and preceded to the jail, a short distance away, unlocked the door and returned.  He Knocked on the door, and on being admitted he requested the boys to accompany him, which they did.

     It is said two boys made an exit by way of a back window, reaching the ground by way of a porch post, thus giving the marshal the slip for the time being.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 2‑6‑1907

 

SPRINGFIELD JUNCTION TO HAVE DEPOT AND TELEPHONE LINE AT S.P. MILLS

     J. b. Eddy, right‑of‑way agent for the Southern Pacific Company, appeared before the county commissioners' court this forenoon and announced that the company intends to erect a depot at Springfield Junction, formerly known as Henderson Station, but in order to do so it is necessary to encroach upon the county road.  It is proposed to build the depot 440 feet west of the box car that is at present doing duty for a depot, and it will be located south of the track.  The road that will be affected by the building of the depot is the one leading up to Laurel Grove cemetery.

     Mr. Eddy also presented a petition for a telephone line to be built along the county road between the company's sawmills Nos. 2 and 3 on the Mohawk, and for the privilege of building a lumber flume over certain county roads between Marcola  and Mabel and Marcola and Wendling.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 2‑13‑1907

 


BAD FUEL CAUSES POOR TRAIN SERVICE ON WENDLING BRANCH

     The fuel shortage is having its effect on the operation of trains on the Wendling branch. A Eugene resident had occasion to make a trip to Wendling one day this week and made a few

observations; The train was an hour late in leaving Springfield, because steam could not be raised sooner with the green slab wood obtained at the Booth Kelly sawmill. In making the return trip the train ran very slowly, and finally came  to a dead standstill and could go no further, the steam gauge registered only 30 pounds pressure. The fire was stirred up and after a wait of half an hour the train resumed its journey. It is said that this experience has been quite frequent lately. Green slab wood makes very poor locomotive fuel, but it seems to be the only kind the company can get for the Wendling branch.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        2‑18‑1907

 

S. P. GETS READY TO OPERATE SAWMILL FLUMES

     The S. P. Co. filed papers today wherein, Rose Baxter and J. L. Renninger and wife agree to give the company the right of using

the waters of the streams on their premises in sec. 13, 23, and 24, Tws. 16 S. Range 2 W. in the Mohawk country for fluming and other purposes, annual rental to be $10 in each instance. The water is to be used in the operation of the Co's flumes which are to be built in connection with the 3 new sawmills in that

location. The agreement provides that enough water shall be left in the stream for domestic purposes and that 24 miners inches of water shall be left at such times as the owners of the land make known their need for irrigation purposes. The agreement also gives the company the right to cross the lands with telephone lines.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑28‑1907

 

COBURG MAY HAVE A GLASS PLANT

     There are very bright prospects for the establishment of a glass factory in the little city of Coburg within a few months. The matter has been talked over a great deal during the last few weeks, and the project has now reached the stage when

publicity of the plans of the promoters of the enterprise can be given.

     The promoters are A. A. Stoneburg, a well known farmer residing near Coburg, Gus Mathison, recently from the East, and John Hedburg, who has resided at Coburg for the past three of four years.  They have prepared articles of incorporation of the Mathison Glass Factory, with a capitol stock of $100,000, and will file them with the county clerk in a short time.  They claim to have ample capitol to back them.

     Land for the factory has been secured, the citizens of Coburg donating it, thus showing their faith in the promoters of the enterprise.  The plant will be located in the southern part of the town, in Jarnagin, an addition, near the railroad, and only a spur will have to be built so that the factory's product can be loaded on the cars.

     Mr. Mathison left a few days ago for Ohio to make


arrangements for obtaining the necessary machinery for the factory and to obtain material with which to manufacture glass.      Upon his return, the work of erecting the necessary

buildings will begin.  The main building, will be 48 x 90 feet in dimensions, and there will be several other smaller structures. The plant will employ about 40 men at first, but it is the plan of the promoters to increase its capacity so that it will require at least a hundred men to operate it.

     The principal reason Coburg was chosen for the site for the plant is the cheapness of fuel at that place. Thousands of cords of good wood are burned and thrown away each year by the Booth  Kelly Co. sawmill there, but hereafter it is the intention of the promoters of the glass factory to utilize that fuel that is now wasted. Contracts  have already been entered into with the sawmill people to furnish the new factory a certain amount of wood each month, and the price to be paid for it is said to be ridiculously small.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  3‑1‑1907

 

MARCOLA NEWS

Marcola, Feb. 28.‑ The S. P. Company lumber yards at Marcola were begun yesterday.

     The Jap cook house on the section burnt down Sunday morning.      Charley Piquet, who was running the log haul  at the S. P. mill No. 1, received a broken knee last week by being struck by the limb of a tree.

     The railroad company has had to put on a coal burner, as they are unable to obtain wood between Coburg and Wendling.            Our ten‑cent jewelry man left us last Saturday, as he had obtained most all the dimes that Marcola people were willing to give him.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 3‑13‑1907

 

ALBERT McPOLAND KILLED BY FALLING TREE AT SAGINAW                      Albert McPoland, a young man employed by the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. in the logging camp in the mountains above Saginaw, was killed this morning by being struck by a falling tree.       Particulars of the accident are hard to obtain, and little is known, other than as a huge tree began to fall he ran,

thinking he was getting out of harms way, but the tree fell in a different direction than expected, and young McPoland was crushed beneath its limbs. He was about 25 years of age and formerly lived at Springfield, where he conducted,the Oregon Hotel until about three months ago. It is said that he was to be married in a few days to a Springfield girl.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   3‑19‑1907

 

WENDLING MAN HIT IN FACE WITH BOARD


     Constable Plank went to Wendling this morning to arrest Fred Shepard, a sawmill hand here, for assault with a dangerous weapon upon John Downs on March 14. Downs and Shepard became engaged in a quarrel with the result that Shepard became enraged and struck Downs across the face with a board.  The latter is now in the Eugene hospital receiving treatment for his injury, which, while not serious, is very painful.

     The constable is expected down from Wendling, with his man tonight.  He will be tried before Justice of the Peace Bryson tomorrow.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  3‑21‑1907

 

ANOTHER SAWMILL MILL THE MOHAWK

Marcola, March 21.‑

     Mr. Spencer, of Linn  county, is clearing off the ground near Marcola upon which to erect a sawmill to saw up the timber   purchased of Mr. Cole.

     The S. P. mill No. 3 will start as soon as the knees for the carriage arrive.

     A new donkey engine for S. P. camp No. 2 arrived last week.  They are working on the dam at S. P. mill No. 2, as it is not properly built.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 4‑24‑1907

 

MARCOLA HOTEL TO BE ERECTED

     The bids for the erection of O. Cole's three‑story frame hotel at Marcola were opened at the office of the architect, John Hunzicker, in this city last evening. There were only two

bidders, Garrison and Mummey, of Eugene, and John R. Chezem of Springfield, although more were expected. The Eugene men were the lowest bidders, the figure being $3,256, and they were awarded the contract.  Mr. Chezem's bid was $3,300.  The work of erecting the building will begin at once, and  will be completed sometime during the summer.              

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑25‑1907

 

COBURG GLASS FACTORY BUILDING NEARLY COMPETE

     George A. Drury, ex‑mayor of Coburg, was in the city last evening and called at the Guard office.  He says that the roof of the Mathisen Glass Company's new factory building is now about on and it will not be long until the building is completed. Some of the machinery for the plant has already arrived from the East, and the remainder will arrive at intervals during the summer.  The main building is 48x90 feet in dimensions and it has required 50,000 shingles to cover it. 

     It is the plan of the promoters of the enterprise to have the factory in operation by the first of July, and they will employ about 40 people at the outset, although the number may be increased to 75 within a short time.

     The Company recently elected officers as follows:


J. D. Pirtle, president; John Hedberg, vice president; A. A. Stoneberg, secretary and  treasurer. 

     The directors are:

J. D. Pirtle, John Hedberg, A. A. Stoneberg, Gus Mathisen and Fred Johnson.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 5‑2‑1907

 

MARCOLA LOGGER KILLED BY DRINKING JAMAICA GINGER

     Jack Burnett, the young logger who was taken from Eugene to Portland one day last week, having been brought down from

Marcola, where he was working in S. P. logging camp No. 3, died in the hospital there two days after entering the institution.         When he was taken to that city it was reported that the man had typhoid or some other kind of fever, but it now developed that in the absence of liquor he drank a large quantity of Jamaica Ginger, resulting in his death.  This information was obtained from an intimate friend of Burnett's who was down from the camp yesterday, and who received word of his death soon after it occurred. 

     Some loggers will obtain liquor somewhere or somehow, and if they fail, sometimes, as in the case of Burnett, will drink almost anything that is strong, hoping to quench their thirst.      It is said that Burnett was not the man's real name, and little or nothing is known of his relatives. He appeared to be fairly well educated but told little of his past life.  He was aged perhaps thirty years.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 5‑28‑1907 

 

SUNSET COMPANY BUYS HYLAND SAWMILL

     The Hyland Sawmill property at Mable, on the  Mohawk, which was purchased last August by T. R. Yerger of Los Angeles, today changed hands again the Sunset Lumber Company being the

purchaser. This company was incorporated at Portland two or three months ago and has had this purchase in view since. H. C. Mahon, of this city, is president and general manager:

E. O. Samuels, of South Bend, Wash., is superintendent and I. W. Lane, of Texas, is secretary and treasurer.  The company is well financed and will operate the plant to its full capacity.              The property that has just changed hands consists of a first class mill with a capacity of 40,000 feet of lumber every 10 hours, 2300 acres of fine timber, a provision store with a $4,000 stock, two miles of tramway from the mill to the railroad, docks for loading the lumber on the cars, logging outfits and everything that goes to make a complete plant. The mill is situated at Mable post office, three miles above Marcola and two miles from the Wendling branch of the Southern Pacific railroad. A steel rail horse tramway conveys the lumber from the mill to the docks at the railroad.

     Mr. Yerger, from whom the new company purchased the plant, came here from Los Angeles last summer and has operated it since, but seeing another business opening at Portland that would be a profit to him, sold out at a good advance over the price he had paid for the plant.


 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  5‑31‑1907

 

MARCOLA NEWS

     The train has been from one to five hours late the

last week, but to make up they bring more cars to haul

all the lumber.

     A new donkey engine for S. P. camp No. 3 arrived yesterday.       J.B. Cox, the blacksmith of the S. P. camp No. 3, has resigned and will move to Springfield to build on and improve his lots.

     S. G. Squires is building a new barn.

     The relatives of the late Austin Root have put up a monument this week to his memory.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 6‑5‑1907

 

YOUNG MAN'S ARM SAWED OFF AT MARCOLA MILL

     Harry Hanson, aged 17 years, was the victim of a serious accident at the Southern Pacific Company's sawmill No. 3 at Marcola yesterday afternoon between 4 and 5 o'clock.

     He was working about a saw while it was not in motion and it suddenly started up without any warning being given, with the result that the boys left arm was sawed off near the shoulder and the scapula sawed in two.  He was at once started for Eugene, the company surgeon there binding up the wound as well as possible, however, before he left.  He arrived in town between 8 and 9 o'clock last night and was taken to the Eugene hospital, where Dr. Paine, assisted by Dr. Kuykendall, dressed the wound.

     He is getting along very well today although he is still very weak from shock.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 6‑5‑1907

 

MARCOLA NEWS

     Mrs. Groshong, the cook of S. P. camp No. 3, has resigned on account of the foreman not allowing them to keep dogs in camp.         The building of C. Cole's new hotel at Marcola will begin soon, as the material is being put on the ground. The flume from S. P. mill No. 3 has begun to grow under the  supervision of Abe Tidd. S. G. Spicer has the frame work of his new barn all up.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 6‑14‑1907

 

JOHN FORD KILLED BY WILLIAM BUTLER AT WENDLING


     W. L. butler shot and killed John Ford at Wendling this afternoon at 1 O'clock and immediately afterward gave himself up to the constable there, who will bring him to Eugene on this evening's train and place him in the county jail. News of the killing was received in Eugene shortly after it occurred, and  the Guard telephoned for particulars, but owing to the fact that the line was in very bad order it was very difficult to hear anything. However, after having the conversation repeated through the Springfield office, a meager account of the killing was obtained.

     Ford and Butler were both employed in the Booth Kelly  logging camp at Wendling. Ford's wife secured a divorce from him at Oregon City about a month ago, and he came to Eugene and secured employment of the mill company at Wendling.  A few days ago the woman arrived in Eugene and in company with Butler who is said to be from Portland, went to Wendling.  There Ford saw them and trouble ensued, resulting in the murder. Ford was on the train at the time Butler entered the car where he was sitting and fired three shots at him at close range, all of them taking effect.  Ford died in a few minutes. Butler then gave himself up to the constable, who handcuffed him and will take him to Eugene there to be turned over to Sheriff Fisk. There is great

excitement at Wendling over the affair.  Ford is the man, who with the woman that was the cause of the shooting, then Stella Ridgeway, was arrested in the Siuslaw country over a year ago for lewd cohabitation. He was committed to jail for the offence on February 8, 1906, and liberated upon marrying the girl on

February 15.  They went to Portland and the next heard from them was when Mrs. Ford was granted a divorce at Oregon City, the Guard printing an account of the case at the time.  Ford was seen here a few days ago, as was also his divorced wife. Ford's body will arrive here on the same train which is carrying the

constable and  prisoner. Both men are about thirty‑five years of age and Butler is single.

 

LATER REPORTS INDICATE BUTLER SHOT IN SELF DEFENCE

     The stage carrying Butler and the Ford woman arrived in Eugene at 4:40 this afternoon and Butler was turned over to Sheriff Fisk.  The later details of the crime differ from the first reports in that Butler, it seems, killed Ford in self       defense. Butler had entered the train to come to Eugene when Ford, in a drunken condition, followed him and began firing.    Two bullets struck Butler in the left arm, inflicting flesh wounds. Butler then opened fire on Ford, killing him.  He denies that he had given Ford any just cause for attempting to take his  life.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 7‑2‑1907

 

LOGGERS TAKE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO PORTLAND

     A large number of loggers from the Mohawk country arrived in Eugene last night, and more will be down tonight on their way to Portland to celebrate the 4th of July.  Each man has from $50     to $200 in cash and they declare they will spend every cent of it before returning. One bank alone cashed over $15,000 worth of checks for the loggers yesterday.  On account of prohibition in Lane Co. every bit of this money will be spent in Portland, whereas in former years it was kept in Eugene, and surrounding towns. The loggers are all free spenders and create prosperity wherever they do their trading.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑3‑1907

 


DR. J. RANDOLPH BARR MARRIES ADA SMITH AT MARCOLA

     A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. Smith at Marcola Ore when their youngest daughter, Ada, was united in marriage to Dr. J. Randolph Barr, the ceremony being performed by Rev.  Edward Gittings of the Leslie M. E. church of Salem.

     The ceremony was witnessed only by immediate relatives and intimate friends. The bride was attended by her sisters, Mrs. J. H. Barr, Jr. and Mrs. Willie C. Barr, while the groomsmen were J. H. Barr, Jr., and Willie C. Barr, brothers of the groom.

     The guests were; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Barr, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. D. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Dugan, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Hayden, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Smith, Mrs. M. S. Gum. Mrs. D.B. Kennedy, Miss Lola E. Barr, Dr. W.  H. Pollard, Mr. Alvin Clearwater, and Misses, Vera  Edwards, Essie Nicholson, Anna Hills, Lucy Ramsey, Edna Mcpherson, Alice McCornack, Alta Dodd and Ruby Edwards.      The bridal couple will reside at Wendling where they will be at home to their friends after July 8th.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑15‑1907

 

THE COBURG GLASS FACTORY

     The Matheson Glass Company which for some time has been erecting a glass factory in Coburg, expects to begin blowing glass August 1, and thereby start the first glass factory in Oregon. This concern expects to employ about thirty people at first and to make every kind of glass except plate.  As glass in the West is twice as high in price as in the East, the company should be a success, and upon this fact the company intends to enlarge the plant, as soon as it is practical.  J. D. Pirtle, who for eight years has been a resident of Coburg, is at the head of the business end of the enterprise.


     The men who will run the actual process of manufacturing are Norwegians, most of whom are almost directly from Norway.  They bring with them all the skill that European artificers possess, and claim to have the best glass blower in America in the person of Gustav Matheson.  These men have been blowing glass since their childhood and claim to have learned much in advance, of the methods of Amerisa's, manufactured in the Eastern states. This superior knowledge is demonstrated by the cost of the present plant at Coburg, only $6,000, while an American plant in the East would require the sum of $30,000.  There are in the plant one smelter, four coolers, one temporary kiln, besides the necessary apparatus.  The smelter is something new to this country, being constructed to burn wood.  The expense is only $2,000 for the furnace, though the others in the United States that do the same work are valued at many times that sum.  The smelter is being constructed by two of the workmen themselves, since the form is so peculiar that an American mason would have to be shown every step. The furnace, the proprietors claim, is the only one of its kind in the country.  It also has such efficiency that it will make glass six times as cheaply as those used in the East.       One reason for this is that the fuel‑wood is so much less expensive. The ingredients that will go into the glass will come from California and Oregon.  The sand will come from the southern state, while the rest, as lime, will be purchased where cheapest.      The reason that the factory was located at Coburg was on account of the abundance of wood, the waste from the Booth Kelly sawmill being contracted for.  The building which covers the works is a large, barn‑like structure, which was put up to cover the works until the property is proven a success.

     The men who will do the blowing are largely of one family, and seem to be of the very best class of immigrants.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑18‑1907

 

MARCOLA WILL HAVE NEW SCHOOL HOUSE

     Marcola in to have a fine new school house, to be built this summer.  Architect Hunzicker, of this city, has begun the plans for a four room, one‑story wooden structure which the directors of that city have ordered.  It is planned to have the building completed by the time the fall term of school opens. Marcola has grown during the past two years from a hamlet consisting of a store and a half dozen houses to a flourishing town of several hundred people, and the old schoolhouse has become inadequate.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  7‑23‑1907

 

THREE MEN HURT AT MARCOLA IN ONE DAY

Marcola, July 23.‑

     Friday, George King, who was employed at the S. P. camp No. 3, was struck across the back by a line, hurting him seriously. He was taken to the hospital in Portland.

     Charley Anderson, a timber faller employed at S. P. camp No. 3, received a seriously sprained ankle the same day by jumping from a high springboard.

     John Jacobson, also a timber faller employed at S. P. camp No. 3. was struck on the head by a large limb, making three large gashes in his head.  He was unconscious for about an hour. Dr.  W. H. Pollard of Marcola, was called to dress his wounds, and reports the skull not broken, but it may turn worse.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑3‑1907

 

COBURG GLASS WORKS TO START NEXT WEEK

     The glass works at Coburg did not start as expected on August 1, because some of the machinery was not done. A hood for one of the furnaces and some wheels are being made here in Eugene and held back the opening of the factory. All of the workmen from the East are not expected to arrive until Monday, which will also held back the initial blowing until the middle of next week or perhaps later.

     The factory promises to become an enterprise of importance to Coburg, and is said to be the first one west of the Rocky Mountains.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑5‑1907

 

MARCOLA VERY BUSY PLACE THIS SUMMER


     The third flume into Marcola, from Southern Pacific camp No. 2, will be finished within a couple of weeks, according to the estimate of the foreman.  They are now at the crossing of the Fischer flume.  Several months have been spent upon the work, which has entailed considerable expense.  The flume is fifty feet high in some places, the end of it coming into the same yard as the one from No. 4, they entering from nearly opposite

directions.

     The hotel which has been constructed by C. Cole will be ready for opening in about ten days. The building is a

three‑story frame structure, containing  32 rooms.  W. C. Seelye will be manager of the establishment, which has been greatly needed in the thriving town of Marcola. W. W. Coffey, who has been working for the Sunset Lumber Co. of Mabel, had his head split Saturday, and came down to have the injury dressed Saturday night.  Just a year ago he received serious injuries from which he was laid up for many weeks. Garrison and Mummey today began construction of a new four room school house at Marcola. The branch of the Axe Billy Department store at this place is also having a new building, erected. George Sabocski is finishing a five room cottage, and  several other buildings are reported as being built at Marcola.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑15‑1907

 

S. P. MILLS HAVE $30,000 YEARLY WASTE THREE MILLS AT MARCOLA HAVE WASTE OF $100 A DAY ‑ CANNOT SELL BECAUSE OF LEGAL QUESTIONS 4 S. P. RR. GETS ANOTHER BIG ENGINE

     Because the Southern Pacific Company has no right to sell timber, lumber or wood to the public, at least $100 worth of slabwood or timber is being wasted each day, at the three S. P. mills near Marcola, says G. F. Hurd, of this city, who has just returned from Marcola.

     Some time ago a man offered the company $100 a day for their waste timber, but because of a legal reason the timber is burned. The company has use for a great deal of timber, but all that is sawed must fit the company's expressed purposes, and that which does not goes into the burner. In this way much waste timber that could be made up into lathe, various sizes of lumber, and much slab wood is a total loss so far as supplying the big demand for such things is concerned. Mr. Hurd believes that such waste is    criminal, for since twenty‑five cords of wood, counting all the waste, good as firewood only, in burned at one mill alone each day, the conservative estimate for all three mills is fifty cords a day, worth at least $100, $20,000 a year is lost in wealth to the country.

 

BIG DONKEY ENGINE

     The Southern Pacific Company has just brought to camp No. 3 a big combined donkey and traction engine. The outfit has 4000 feet of wire cable for hauling logs, and a return cable 9000 feet in length.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  8‑22‑1907

 


FISCHER BROTHERS MILL RESUMES OPERATIONS AT MARCOLA

Marcola, August 21.‑

     Fischer Bros. have got their mill overhauled and have resumed operations once more. 

     Dave Hill, who was hurt at Fischer Bros. mill is not

improving very fast. 

     Munroy and Garrison are progressing nicely with the new schoolhouses. The two old schoolhouses are for sale. 

     Mr. Tidd has nearly finished the flume from S. P. mill       No. 3.

     The S. P. bought a team for camp No. 1, paying $600,

and have got a new road donkey for camp No. 3. Mr.

Gilbert has been engaged for principal of the Marcola

school.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑5‑1907

 

MARCOLA NEWS

     J. S. Churchill, the bookkeeper of the Fischer Bros.  Lumber Company and Postmaster of Marcola, has handed in his resignation as bookkeeper.

     Ralph Buchanan, employed at the Fischer Bros. as ratchet setter, was badly hurt last week by striking his head on a brace over the carriage track.

     As Abe Tidd has the flumes of the S. P. Company complete, most of the crew have gone to Portland to get work.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑9‑1907

 

COBURG GLASS PLANT IN FULL OPERATION

     The glass factory at Coburg is now in full operation with twelve or more men employed. It is turning out lamp chimneys at present, but later other articles will be manufactured and a larger work force employed. This is destined to be one of the principal industries of the county.  A ready market for the produce of the factory is found and as the fuel is cheap, the plant can be operated on an economical basis. The owners of the plant are old hands at the business, being employed in glass factories in Norway.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑13‑1907

 

TWO MARCOLA WOMEN ARRESTED

     The proprietor and an inmate of a house of ill fame at Marcola were arrested by constable Plank, charged with selling liquor in violation of the state law.


     Those arrested are Mrs. Allie Cruzan, of Fairmont fame, and Mrs. Pinchnott, one of the inmates of her house. There have been many  complaints to Deputy Distinct Attorney Skipworth in regard to Mrs. Cruzan's house at Marcola, and her arrest has been contemplated for some time past, but it has been difficult to secure the consent of any one to appear as witness against the place. Besides the sale of liquor at the house, it is said there are nightly carousals there which greatly disturb the peace of the community.  The two women will be brought down from there on the evening train.

     There are two cases each against the Cruzan and

Pinchnott woman.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑21‑1907

 

FATAL PISTOL DUEL OCCURS AT MARCOLA

     One man killed, another mortally wounded, and a third slightly wounded is the result of a shooting affray at Marcola about 3:30 this afternoon.

     The affair was between Charles Crowley and Bert Nunn, who met at Price and Weber's store and emptied their revolvers at each other. Crowley died soon after receiving his wounds and Nunn is said to be in a very serious condition. A man named Ireland, who it seems, was a bystander, received a wound of a minor nature.  Crowley who was a single man aged about 30 years, lived at the house kept by Mrs. Alice Cruzan, who was tried and

convicted in the Justice court in Eugene this morning for selling liquor in violation of the local option law. He was known as a bad man and apparently had no means of livelihood.  Nunn was a respectable citizen, a man of family, and has been working at one of the local camps at Marcola for some time past.  He was a witness against Mrs. Cruzan in her trial this morning, and on that account had trouble with Crowley.  It is said that Crowley made threats against Nunn several times during the day, and while they were on their way  from Eugene to Marcola this afternoon.      Nunn was shot through the abdomen and it is probable that he will not recover from his wounds. It could not be learned how many shots entered his body, nor where the shots fired by Nunn entered  the body of Crowley.  It was first reported that Crowley had not been killed, but afterward it was learned that he expired a few minutes after the shooting.  Nunn will be brought to Eugene on this evenings train, and his wounds attended to at the Eugene Hospital. It is probable that "Crowley's body will be brought down on the same train for the inquest.

 

MRS.  CRUZAN FINED $250(for selling liquor) 9‑21‑1907

     Mrs. Alice Cruzan, keeper of a questionable resort at Marcola, was fined $250 and costs in the Eugene Justice court today for selling liquor in violation of the local option law.  Her trial came  up at 9 O'clock in the forenoon and the courtroom was filled with witnesses and idle a spectators. The jury that had been chosen the night before consisted of the following.  P. D. Newett, G. E. Kress, W. W. Hains, A. O. Jennings L. L.

Cartwell and Samuel Taylor. The state examined a number of witnesses, including the two detectives who have been testifying in other cases during the week, and several citizens of Marcola. The defense offered no testimony at all. The jury returned a verdict of guilty without leaving the jury box.  The defence waived the time for sentence and Judge Bryson imposed a fine of $250.    

Mrs. Cruzan's attorney, J. M. Pipes immediately filed a notice of appeal to the circuit court, and the woman's bond was fixed at $400.  Mrs. Pinchnott, who was arrested at the same time and on the same charge, is not in the city and cannot be found.


 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑23‑1907

 

BERT NUNN DIES FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED AT MARCOLA                         W. G. (Bert) Nunn, who was shot by Charles Crowley in a pistol duel at Marcola Saturday afternoon, in which Crowley met his death, died at the Eugene Hospital at 1:55 this afternoon.  The wound was a very bad one and the physicians from the first gave no hope of recovery. The bullet entered his right side, passing directly beneath the liver, and, and came out on the left side, just under the stomach, barely missing both of these organs.  The intestines were not penetrated.

     Nunn's family was at his bedside at the time of his death.  While it was considered that death was inevitable, it came sooner than the physicians thought.

 

STORY OF THE TRAGEDY

     For some time before the shooting occurred there had been trouble between Nunn and Crowley, and Nunn had made the remark that he believed it would result seriously some day.  The fact that Nunn and Richard Harold, who was also shot in the leg by Crowley, had testified against Mrs. Cruzan, with whom Crowley lived, in her trial for selling liquor, aggravated the trouble between them. When they reached Marcola Saturday afternoon, after having been in Eugene attending the trial, Nunn and Guy Cruzan, son of Mrs. Cruzan, became engaged in a fist fight.  Cruzan was knocked down and his face disfigured.  Shortly afterward Crowley came out of the Cruzan house with a revolver strapped on his hip. Seeing Nunn in Webber and Price's store, he called out to him to come out you _ _ _  I am going to kill you." Nunn started out and at the same time drew his revolver.  He had not more than reached the door, when the shooting commenced.  Both seemed to begin shooting at the same time.  After both men had emptied their revolvers Nunn went into the rear part of the store and sank to the floor. Crowley went around the corner of the building, reloaded his revolver and coming back again shooting at Harold, who was back in the store some distance.  Two bullets struck him in the right leg, inflicting only flesh wounds. After the

shooting Crowley retraced his steps  toward the "Cruzan home and called to Guy Cruzan to shoot in the air and shout "Hurrah for the victory". Young Cruzan did so, and soon afterward Crowley sank to the ground and died about half an hour afterward.       Several shots that Crowley fired at Nunn barely missed Walter Price, one of the proprietors of the store who was leaning on the show case at the time two shots entered the show case right under his arms, another struck the counter, and a fourth struck a tobacco box near his head.  A piece of glass from the broken show case struck him on the nose and he thought for a second or two that he had been shot.

     Upon examination of Crowley's body it was found that he was struck by three bullets, one entering his breast very near the heart, another in the abdomen and the third in the right leg      above the knee.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑25‑1907

 

CRUZAN PEOPLE ORDERED OUT OF MARCOLA


     The Guard is informed that a vigilance committee has been organized at Marcola, among the best citizens of that place, and if Mrs. Alice Cruzan and her followers, who were mixed up in the double killing there the other day and who were largely

responsible for the trouble, return and continue their residence there they will be ordered out of town, and if they refuse to go they will be summarily dealt with. The citizens will use no violence unless it becomes necessary to eject them bodily from the town.

     As an indication of the feeling against these people one of the merchants there refused to sell the daughter of Mrs Cruzan and another girl a loaf of bread the next day after the shooting and ordered them out of his store.

     Mrs. Cruzan and her associates are in Eugene today, having attended the funeral of Charles Crowley, which was held this afternoon. It is not learned whether they intend returning to Marcola or not. Of course they will be allowed to pack up their belongings there, but the citizens will not tolerate their remaining there any longer than  necessary.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  9‑26‑1907

 

NEW SAWMILL TO BE BUILT NEAR COBURG

     The Fitzhenry‑Bean Lumber Company today filed  articles of incorporation with the county clerk, the incorporators being N. L. Fitzhenry of Deerhorn; Frank L. Bean, recently from Montana, and W. Schornig, a well known logger of Vida. The Capitol stock is $10,000 and the principle place of business is at Coburg. It is the intention of the company to at once erect a sawmill of about 20,000 feet capacity, on a tract of timber recently

purchased from Jesse Hopkins about a mile from Coburg. There are about 18,000,000 feet in the tract and the company has a contract to log it off inside of six years.  The mill will be in operation by January 1, 1908.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  10‑9‑1907

 

COBURG WOMAN HURT IN RUNAWAY

     This afternoon at 3:45 o'clock the street car frightened a horse hitched to a buggy being driven by Mrs.  Madsen, of Coburg, and a lady friend, and the horse ran away. The horse ran east on East Eighth street to Oak, and north on that street to fifth.  Turning west on Fifth Street the animal ran into a tree near the Charles Croner residence and demolished the buggy, throwing the occupants to the ground. They were not badly injured, but

received severe bruises.  

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  10‑12‑1907 

 

SAGINAW SAWMILL CLOSES DOWN INDEFINITELY


     George H. Kelly and E. H. Cox, of the Booth Kelly Lumber Company, visited the company's big sawmill at Saginaw yesterday and ordered the plant closed down at once on account of the car shortage. It is absolutely impossible to get cars enough to fill one‑twentieth of the orders the company receives. The date of the reopening of the mill for business depends on the car supply, and the final decision in the new rate matter. If the proposed rate on lumber shipments from the coast to the East is put into effect, the mill will remain idle for a long time to come, and it is likely that the other plants of the company  will also close down. The mills at Springfield, Coburg and Wendling are each operating a day shift, but are shipping very little lumber for the reason that cars are so scarce.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  10‑19‑1907

 

SPLENDID LODGE INSTITUTED LAST NIGHT AT MARCOLA

     Mohawk Lodge No. 200 was instituted last night with the best prospects of any Odd Fellows organization ever instituted in Lane county, said W. V. Green last night at Marcola, when 46 new members were initiated and seven admitted by card, making a total membership of 53.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 10‑25‑1907

 

S. P. COMPANY BEGINS MARCOLA DEPOT                           Marcola, Oct. 25.‑

     The S. P. Company has at last started working on the depot at Marcola. The surveyors were working on the site Friday.        The steam wood saw that cut wood for J. F. Volgamore has returned to Springfield. 

     Dave Neely hauled several loads of lumber from John

Brookmyer's mill last week. 

     School has not begun in the new schoolhouse as expected.      There was a moving picture show in town Wednesday and Thursday night. There was a large attendance and "The Montana girl" was fine. 

     There have been about two cases of typhoid fever this summer at Fischer Brothers mill.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 10‑29‑1907

 

NELSON COFFEY INJURED IN MOHAWK LOGGING COIF

     Nelson Coffey, employed in one of the S. P. logging camps near Marcola, was brought to Eugene last night suffering from serious injuries. Coffey ran the donkey engine in the camp.  The  cables pulling a log became twisted, and in trying to straighten them his thumb was caught between them and he was drawn into the drums of the cylinders on the donkey before the engine could be   stopped. His chest was crushed, and other injuries were received.

He is now in the Eugene Hospital, and while he is in a very serious condition there, the chances are for his recovery.       

 


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  11‑2‑1907

 

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE HALSEY MAN                                  Halsey Ore.  November, I. Claude Hedgepath, a section hand, quarreled with his wife Wednesday, and because she told him that she hated him, borrowed money from an acquaintance and with his trunk boarded a southbound train for an unknown destination. He leaves behind also a fourteen‑month old child.

     There are some strange features in the case. Hedgepath and his wife are second cousins. His mother‑in‑law, who lived with the couple, is his guardian until next Monday, his 21st birthday, when he will receive $104 from his mothers estate. His wife will endeavor to secure this, as she is in ill health, with no means of support. The strangest feature of the case is that this is the fourth member of the family to leave by train from  this place in the same manner during the last two years.

     The first to go was Mrs. Hedgepath's father, monroe Miller, who eloped with her uncle's wife, Florence Allen, taking Mr. Allen's 11‑year‑old daughter.

     Then Vincent Holgate, who is married to her aunt,

disappeared, and now her husband has followed their mode of settling family infelicity.

     When Mrs. Allen, who is mother of the deserted Mr. Allen, of Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Holgate and the grandmother of Mrs. Hedgepath, was interviewed on the subject she replied:

" My sister of Eugene was treated the same way, but law, they can't hurt us we're above reproach."

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  11‑12‑1907

 

CHARLES KING KILLED AT FISCHERS CAMP                                 Charles King who resides at 892 Pearl Street in this city, died at the Eugene Hospital this afternoon about 2 o'clock from injuries received near Fischers mill, in the vicinity of Marcola, yesterday afternoon.

 

 

THE DAILY GUARD 11‑13‑1907

 

MARCOLA NEWS

     The postoffice was moved last Saturday from Fischers office to Price and Weber's store. Walter Price, the new postmaster, has had considerable experience along that line and will no doubt give good service to the public.

     In spite of the wage cut of 25 and 50 cents per day made by the S. P. and Fischer Bros. mills, all of the hands continue to work. Quite a commodious depot is being built at this place, work beginning last Tuesday. Robert Whitbeck came down from Wendling and bought a lot from C.J. Cole, paying $100 for it.

     Robert Drury and daughters, Nellie and Maude, after a few days visit with friends and relatives at this place, returned to their home at Pleasant Hill.

 

 


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  12‑12‑1907

 

TWO LOGGERS BADLY INJURED AT MARCOLA

     A. Almasi and J. W. Wheeler, loggers employed by the

Southern Pacific Company at mill No. 3 near Marcola, were badly injured yesterday afternoon about 10 o'clock and they were taken to Portland on the flyer last evening to be placed in a hospital.      Almasi and Wheeler were working on a log chute when a log was being pulled down, when the log struck something and whirled around, striking the men. Almasi's head and shoulders were badly bruised, and he seemed to be hurt internally. He was unconscious at the time the train left for Eugene at 5 o'clock, and it was thought his injuries were serious.

     Wheeler was caught between the log that jumped the chute and another one, bruising him up quite badly, but no bones were broken. The men were brought to Eugene on cots and kept at the depot until the flyer came along about 7 o'clock and then taken to Portland.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 12‑14‑1907

 

BOOTH KELLY MEN PAID IN GOLD

     Tuesday was pay day at the Booth Kelly mill and $20,000 in gold coin was distributed among our citizens.  Last month the company paid off their help with San Francisco clearing house  certificates, but this month were fortunate enough in getting the gold from their bankers in California.  As the crew at the mill has been considerably reduced during the past week, the payroll will be correspondingly smaller next month.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  1‑3‑1908

 

ENGINE ON MOHAWK BRANCH TURNS TURTLE                                Yesterday evening about 5 o'clock a locomotive on its way to Wendling on the Mohawk branch left the rails from some unknown cause and running along the ties and tearing up the track for a distance of nearly 100 feet. It turned turtle. No one was

seriously hurt, although Fireman McCullough suffered severe cuts on his right hand.

     Both the engineer and fireman jumped before the locomotive turned over. The locomotive whose number is 2196, was pulling a caboose and was on the way to Wendling after a number of cars of lumber. As it reached a point near Yarnell Station, something went wrong with the result as stated.

     The Eugene‑Wendling, local passenger train was at the Wendling end of the line at the time of the wrecks and it was unable to make its run to this city.  An extra train was sent up from Albany to transfer the passengers for this city and

Springfield.

     A crew of men was put to work this morning to repair the track and right the engine, but up to a late hour this afternoon the train had not been able to pass the wreck.

 

 


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD         1‑4‑1908

 

THE SPRINGFIELD MATCH FACTORY'S FIRST SHIPMENT

     The Oregon Match Company is now running full  blast, and yesterday shipped their first consignment to Portland, which consisted of fifty cases. Manager Duffie informs us that they have orders for three hundred more cases, and are working from eight to ten people steadily.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  1‑6‑1908

 

S. P. BRIDGE NEAR COBURG COMPLETED

     The southern Pacific bridge across the McKenzie river near Coburg has been entirely completed and the crew and outfit were in Eugene today on the way to Portland. The Eugene Coburg train brought the work cars and other paraphernalia over to the main line and the first freight train going north took them on toward Portland.

     The bridge is a splendid structure and replaced an old wooden one that did service for many years.  When the recent financial flurry came on the company ordered work on the bridge stopped, along with the curtailment of a great deal of other work, but in a week or two afterward the crew was ordered back to finish the bridge, as it was very near completion.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  1‑31‑1908

 

THE DEATH OF PIONEER, ALEXANDER SEAVY

     Alexander Seavy, a Lane county

pioneer, died at the home of his daughter in Eugene, last evening at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 29  days. The funeral will be held at the residence of J. W. Seavy at the corner of West sixth and Lincoln streets, Saturday afternoon at 1 O'clock, with interment in the Masonic cemetery.

     Mr. Seavy was born at Rockland Maine, April 1, 1824. In early manhood he followed the occupation of a seaman, and taking passage on a sailing vessel at Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1849 he came around Cape Horn to San Francisco. From there he went to the mines in Trinidad County California, and from there came to Oregon and started a store at Althouse, then a prosperous mining camp in Josephine  county. He was successful in this venture, but sold out in 1855 and came to Lane county, taking up 160 acres of land several miles northeast of Eugene and there engaged in stock raising. He added to his holdings till at the present time the farm owned by him amounts to 1100 acres.  He started to raise hops in 1883 and ever since then the Seavy hop yards have been famous all over the upper Valley.

     Through his marriage to Sarah A. Blachley, the following children were born to Mr. Seavy:  William C., Thomas E., J. W., J. H. and J. A. who are farmers of Lane county; Anna, wife of E. T. Bushnell; Clara, widow of the late Jasper Wilkins, and

Sophronia, deceased.                                

 


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        1‑31‑1908 

 

SAW MILL OWNER UNDER ARREST FOR SELLING CIGARS TO A MINOR              John Brookmyer, owner of a sawmill at Spores Station, on the Wendling branch of the Southern Pacific railway, was notified by constable Plank today to appear before Justice of the Peace Bryson in this city to answer to the charge of selling tobacco to a minor.

     The boy to whom it is alleged that Brookmyer sold the tobacco is Archie Hill, the 15 year‑old son of Charles Hill, residing in the vicinity of Spores. Brookmyer conducts a store in connection with his sawmill, and it appears that the Hill boy has bought a large number of cigars there and had them charged to his father's account.  His father swore to the complaint against Brookmyer, who has promised to be down on the evening train. It is the policy of the Juvenile officers to enforce the law against selling tobacco to minors, and other arrests way soon follow.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  2‑15‑1908  

 

STAFFORD PAYS TAXES FIRST AS USUAL

     The tax rolls were open for payment of 1907  taxes this morning, and as usual J. I. Stafford, of Mohawk, secured receipt No. I. The amount of  his taxes this year was $128.04.  George Yarnell, formerly of the Mohawk valley, but now residing at Brickelton Wash, was  the second to pay his taxes.  The rush at the  Sheriff's office was not great today for the reason that the notices sent out by the sheriff telling each taxpayer the amount of his taxes, have not all been received.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   2‑24‑1908

 

SERIOUS RUNAWAY ACCIDENT OCCURS THIS MORNING

     L. S. Hill, logging superintendent for the Booth Kelly Lumber Co., and Fred Brockman, foreman of the Foss logging camp on the upper Willamette River, were the victims of a serious runaway accident this morning. They started out from Eugene in a buggy for the Foss camp, leading, Brockman's saddle horse behind. As they reached Judkins Point, between Eugene and Springfield, a  freight train came along and frightened the saddle horse, which became unmanageable, and surmounted an embankment Jumped in between the two horses hitched to the buggy. This caused the other two horses to run, and the occupants were thrown forcibly to the ground and dragged a considerable distance. Hill's right leg was broken just above the ankle and Brockman was badly bruised and  scratched, but his injuries were not serious.      A telephone message was sent to the Booth Kelly office immediately after the accident, and George H. Kelly, and H. A. Dunbar secured a cab and drove to the scene of the runaway. They brought the injured men to town and Mr. Hill was placed in the Eugene Hospital. Brockman was taken to his home.

     One of Hill's horses hitched to the buggy was badly hurt by being cut with barbed wire, the team having run into a fence along the roadside.  The animal received terrible cuts on one side of its body, and it is thought that its usefulness is ruined.

 


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  3‑2‑1908

 

MARCOLA HOTEL DESTROYED BY FIRE TODAY

Marcola, March 2.‑

     The Marcola Hotel was destroyed by fire this morning between 12 and 1 O'clock.  The building is a total loss and all the contents except a piano and two or three chairs were burned.      The origin of the fire is a mystery. It caught in a room that had not been used for some time, and as no one had been in that room as far as known during, the day or evening, it is thought that the fire might have been of incendiary origin.      The building was erected last summer by C. Cole, founder of the town of Marcola, at a cost of about $4000.   It was a three story structure and contained 20 rooms besides the office, parlor, dining rooms, kitchen, etc.  The furniture was owned by B. A. Seelye and was leased by Monte Miller, who had been

conducting the hotel only about two an a half months.  The building was well furnished, the loss on the furniture being about $2500.

 

NARROW ESCAPE

     The fire occurred at a time when everybody in the hotel was asleep, and there were narrow escapes for some of the guests. Many of them got out of the building with their clothing, but some had no time to pick up any of their belongings, and were compelled to go out into the cold night air with nothing but their night clothes on.  Some of the guests lost all of their belongings. Jack Littell lost $150 in cash and clothing; L. T. Brown lost $20 in cash and much clothing; Dick Cleveland lost $30 in cash, his pension papers and clothing, and the losses of others were perhaps as great. The loss to the Landlord's personal effects was $500.  The building and contents were partially insured, but the amount of insurance held is not learned today.

FORMED BUCKET BRIGADE

     The town of Marcola is without fire protection and there was no means of staying the flames except with buckets of water.  A, bucket brigade was formed by the citizens, and by heroic efforts they succeeded in saving the business district from destruction. The livery stable on one side of the hotel caught fire several times, but by prompt action the flames were extinguished. The Mohawk restaurant, on the other side, also had a narrow escape. Had there been any wind at all the flames could not have been confined to the hotel building, and the whole town might have burned.                                                      

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   3‑5‑1908

 

FALSE ROBBERY AT MARCOLA

     Constable Plank was called to Marcola yesterday by a


telephone message saying that the three men were seen in William Amos' store there the night before, carrying away the goods in the store.  The constable went up on the afternoon train and when he got there he found that the doors of the store which had been nailed up by him some time previously, the store having been closed by attachment proceedings, had not been molested, and none of the goods were gone.  Five different men swore that they saw these men in the store, and could not believe that nothing had happened. The constable made an investigation  and found that three men were engaged during the night moving some things out of a building adjoining and placed them on the back porch of the store to haul them away.  These five men saw them through the glass doors of both the front and rear of the store, and it appeared very much as if the men were inside.

     Constable Plank went to Marcola again this afternoon to arrange for the sale of the attached goods.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        3‑30‑1908

 

WOMAN DRUMMER INJURED IN RUNAWAY NEAR COBURG

     Mrs.  E. M. Bower, a traveling saleswoman from Portland was severely, but not seriously injured in a runaway near Coburg Saturday.  She was being driven in a buggy from Eugene to that town by George Clark, on of the Bangs Delivery Company's drivers. As the buggy crossed the railroad track this side of Coburg, the bolt came out of one of the single trees, which struck one of the horses on their heels and both began to kick and run.

     Clark ran the team up an embankment, turning the buggy over and precipitating the occupants to the ground.  Mrs. Bowers lower limbs were badly scratched and bruised, but Clark escaped without injury.  He held on to the reins and the horses did not get away. Mrs.  Bowers was confined to her room at the Hotel Smeede all day Sunday on account of her injuries.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD    4‑1‑1908

 

J. C. Goodale Dies In California

     Welby Stevens this afternoon received a message from

Sawtelle California, stating that his father‑in‑law, J. O. Goodale, formerly of Coburg, had died there.

     He was well known to a great many Lane county people, having conducted a sawmill at Coburg for many years.  He was the father of Mrs.  Welby Stevens, J. C. Jr., Charles and William "Goodale.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   4‑2‑1908

EDNA YARNELL DROWNED

     The body of Miss Edna Yarnell, who was drowned in the mill race yesterday afternoon was recovered at 10:10 ‑ o'clock last night, after having been in the water nearly 6 hours.  A large crowd of University students and townspeople searched until they found the body a hundred feet down stream from where the canoe had been overturned.

    Miss. Yarnell and Miss. Vesta Davis started out in the middle of the afternoon for a canoe ride up the mill race.   They went to the head of the race at Judkins Point.

     In attempting to turn around to come back the swift current caught the canoe and upset it.  Miss Davis, being able to swim, reached the shore quite easily, She had hold of Miss Yarnell 'by the foot for awhile, but was unable to keep her hold, and the latter sank to the bottom.


     The unfortunate girl was born on her fathers farm in the Mohawk valley and was raised there. She was aged 19 years on the 30th day of last September. She was a beautiful girl, and had many friends. The remains will be interred at the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD          4‑8‑1908

 

CHILD BURNED TO DEATH AT MABEL

     The two year old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Kinman, of Mabel, on the Mohawk, was burned to death at the family home Tuesday. Mrs Kinman was at the barn milking a cow, her husband being away from home.  When she returned to the house she was grief stricken to find the little girl dead, her dress having caught fire in some manner. All of her clothing was burned off and her little body was burned to a crisp. Mrs. Kinman ran screaming from the house and neighbors came to learn the trouble.

     It was thought that the child's clothing caught fire from the kitchen stove, or that the child may have been playing with matches, and ignited them. 

     The father of the child was sent for and he arrived some hours after the tragedy.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           6‑13‑1908

 

COBURG MAN SENT TO INSANE ASYLUM

     John McKittrie, of Coburg, was examined as to his sanity this afternoon and committed to the asylum at Salem.  He is aged 76 years and can neither read nor write.  He imagines that visions come to him and forecast coming events.  This morning at Coburg he imagined that he was told where a lot of money was hidden under a barn, and had a number of citizens worked up over the matter until they discovered that his mind was affected.  Drs.  Wall and Prentice were the examining physicians.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           6‑15‑1908

 

CRAZY JAPANESE AT LARGE WITH AN AXE

     One of the Japanese laborers at work on the Southern Pacific depot yard improvements became violently insane this forenoon about 11:30 o'clock, and Picked up an axe on the ground, made for several of his fellow workmen, and would have perhaps killed one or two of them hid not the others disarmed him before he could reach those he started after.

     After being disarmed, the fellow ran down the track and out through the southwestern part of town.  When last heard of he was out beyond College Hill, and it is said he stopped at the

residence of  E. Wood on West Eighth street and secured another axe.


     Several of his fellow workmen are after him and may catch him before he injures any one or himself.  This Jap has been in a bad condition mentally for some time past, and several times his  companions have had to take pistols and knives away from him.      Dr.  W. Kuykendall examined him not long ago and pronounced him insane, but no action was taken in the case.  Officers are assisting in the attempt to capture the lunatic.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD     7‑16‑1908

 

FIRST SAWLOGS SHIPPED OUT OF MOHAWK VALLEY

     C. Arnel, one of the substantial citizens of the Mohawk valley, is in the city from Marcola today.  He states that the sawlogs now being shipped from Marcola to the Eugene Lumber Company's mill in this city are the first ever shipped out of that valley, although the lumber industry has flourished there for several years, many mills having been established there lately.

     The logs came from Mr. Arnel's place just above Marcola, and the company has contracted for enough from him to make three carloads a day, which is the average shipment for the next three weeks.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           7‑28‑1908

 

WIFE OF COBURG GLASS FACTORY MAN SAYS HUSBAND CURSED AND STRUCK HER

     Mrs. Alma Marie Mathisen has begun suit against Gustave Martinus Mathisen for divorce.

     Mathisen is one of the builders of the glass factory at Coburg, which promises to develop into an important industry there, but which has been closed down for some time past.

     Mrs. Mathisen, in her complaint filed last evening, says they were married in Christiania Norway, on September 10, 1898.  She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment, as grounds for a legal separation, stating that her husband has at various times called her vile and indecent names, has heaped indignities upon her, and on one occasion after their marriage, he struck her.  She also says he is a habitual drunkard, and spends all his earnings for liquor.  She alleges that in June 1908, her husband left without cause or provocation and has since continued to live separate from her.

     F. M. DeNeffe is attorney for the plaintiffs

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           8‑10‑1908

 

NARROW ESCAPE FOR SAWMILL AT SAGINAW

     A big fire raged in the woods near the Booth Kelly sawmill five miles from Saginaw all day Sunday, and for a time the mill was in great danger, but the company rushed a large force of men up there and by hard work succeeded in keeping the flames from the plant and in checking them so that all danger has now


apparently passed.  The fire started quite a distance from the mill and at first it was thought there was no danger at all, but the breeze fanned the flames and they soon spread beyond control.      Word was sent down to Saginaw and thirty‑five or forty men were sent up to fight the flames.  They worked hard till late last night and were finally successful in staying the progress of the fire, which was in a logged‑off tract of land and no green timber was damaged.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           8‑24‑1908

 

FISCHER BROTHERS MILL WILL OPENED

     A report states that Fischers Brothers sawmill up the Mohawk will be started in the early part of September.  The foundation for it is based upon the statement of laboring men, who say they have jobs in the mill.  The rumor could not be confirmed today.

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           9‑10‑1908

 

ELECTRICAL STORM PLAYS HAVOC AT SAWMILL

     The territory in and around Saginaw was subjected to the most destructive electrical storm remembered by the oldest inhabitant last Sunday.

     The bolts of lightening played havoc with the telephone lines, trees and buildings.  Up Lynx Hollow every telephone was knocked out of commission, and in many cases torn from the walls and destroyed.

     The insulated wires melted and ran out.  The first place to receive damage from the storm was the Saginaw boarding house.  Fortunately this was not occupied at the time or most disastrous results might have happened, possibly loss of life.  A bolt of lightning struck the side of the roof, making a small hole, going completely through the structure, demolishing the interior and making a huge hole at least ten feet in diameter in the side of the building.  The telephone was wrecked, being torn from the wall, and everything metallic melted beyond recognition.  It is at this place, it is thought, the lightning followed the wires on its course of ruin.

     The next place visited was that of J. F. Neet, where the "juice" tore off a couple of boards from the house, burning out the phone, and jumped to the local telegraph wires leading to the home of J. J. Queen.  Here it followed the wires across the woodwork, tearing off several boards.

     Two poles were shattered, and thus the lightning went on its course up Lynx Hollow, hurling great trees to the ground in splinters and destroying telephones.

     Other houses were struck, but with little damage.  The lightning was accompanied with reports like that of a pistol, and a number of the inhabitants were badly frightened.  Ed Queen had a telegraph instrument which was pretty well melted as a result of  the electrical visit.  This was without doubt the worst storm that section ever had, and none are hankering for another such experience.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           9‑18‑1908

 

S. P. SAWMILLS MAY SOON RESUME CUTTING LUMBER


     C. Arnel, a prominent citizen of Marcola, having lived there many years before anyone thought of building a town there, was in the city today on business.  To a Guard reporter this morning he stated that the men in charge of the S. P. Company's sawmills at Marcola have received orders to clean off the docks of lumber, which Mr. Arnel thinks signifies that the company intends to start up the mills again in the near future, ordering the docks cleaned to make room for new lumber.  Large shipments of railroad ties, which have been on hand since the mills closed last winter are being made every day.  The only mill in the vicinity of Marcola that is running now is that of the Sunset Lumber Company, which is operating with a full crew, but the prospects are that a number of others will resume soon.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           9‑19‑1908

 

MOHAWK LUMBER COMPANY'S MILL AT DONNA SOLD

     J. S. Magladry and John F. Kelly have sold the sawmill of the Mohawk Lumber Co. to David and H. C. Auld, of Atcheson Kansas, who will take immediate possession.

     Included in the sale are 3000 acres of land, all the lumber on hand and the logging machinery.

     There are approximately 200,000,000 feet of growing timber on the land that has changed ownership.  The consideration is not given out for publication, but it is said to be in the

neighborhood of $175,000

     This mill was built about two and a half years ago by Messrs.  Magladry and Kelly and has  capacity of 35,000 feet of lumber per day.  It is a modern plant in every respect, one of the best in the county.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           10‑10‑1908

BOOTH KELLY RECEIVES FINE LOGGING ENGINE

     A fine new logging engine for the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. arrived from the Baldwin locomotive works this morning and will be taken to the company's new logging railway above Wendling as soon as it can be fitted up for operation under its own steam.      The engine is as large or perhaps larger than the S. P. locomotive that runs on the Wendling branch and has the

appearance of being very powerful.  It is a wood‑burner.

     The Baldwin Co. sent a man along with the engine to start it running.  The new railway being built by the company will be finished before the winter rains set in.

     About four miles have been completed.  The road is as substantial as the S. P. Co. branch and has the same sized rails.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           10‑16‑1908

 

HARRISBURG MAN LOST IN MOUNTAINS

     Postmaster, C. L. Morris, had a thrilling experience in the Cascade mountains Sunday and Monday of this week.  He and Dr.  W. H. Dale, as a respite from the grind of daily business, went to the mountains on a hunting expedition last Saturday.


     Arriving at headquarters, they fixes camp and went on a stroll for game, but without success.  Next morning bright and early they had breakfast and started for a hunt, Mr. Morris to travel on the east side of the summit and the Doctor on the other side.

     They agreed that they would return to camp about noon for dinner.  The doctor arrived in on schedule time, but Mr. Morris failed to put in an appearance.  Dr.  Dale fired signal shots at intervals and searched the hills for some distance around without success.  It was now growing late and he feared that Mr.  Morris was lost or the victim of an accident, therefore he came out to the valley and gave the alarm.

     In crossing the summit Mr. Morris was  overtaken by a drenching rain and a dense fog, which rendered it impossible for him to keep his bearings; hence he was lost.

     He traveled until 4 o'clock when he found himself at the foot of Foggy peak, exhausted, "all in", numbed with cold, drenched by the rain, and with but one match with which to start a fire.  He succeeded in getting a fire but had the most

miserable night of his life.  When morning came he started out and luckily found a trail which led  him to Courtney Or. , which he followed, striking the valley at Mr. Warmoth's place, and from there he telephoned his family.  Many searchers were on the trail before he got out.

 

BOOTH KELLY SELLS MACHINERY IN HARRISBURG MILL

     The Booth Kelly Lumber Company sold all the machinery in their sawmill here, excepting the water wheels, to Eli Perkins and,

son, Thursday.

     They will remove it to Coyote Creek, where they are putting in a sawmill plant.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           10‑30‑1908

 

Dr. Atwood And Son Arrested And in Jail

 

IN CUSTODY AT PORTLAND CHARGED WITH MALPRACTICE IN           DEATH OF EUGENE GIRL

     Drs.  C. H. T. Atwood and C.  H. Atwood, father and son, who have offices in the Allsky building, and who operate a private hospital at Fremont station, on the Mount Scott car line, were arrested last night about 6 O'clock in their hospital, by deputy Sheriffs Bulger and Kelly on a warrant sworn out yesterday afternoon by assistant District Attorney Fitzgerald before justice of the Peace Olson, which charges them indirectly with being instrumental in causing the death of Pearl Lamb, a young woman from Eugene Oregon, who died  at the Atwood hospital on Friday night following the results of malpractice.

     The accused Doctors were taken to the county jail, where they were kept in default of $1000 cash bail, says today's Oregonian.

     The arrest of Drs.  Atwood was made a little earlier thin had been anticipated owing to information which reached District Attorney Fitzgerald to the effect that one of the defendants was preparing to leave for Eugene for the purpose of destroying evidence obtained against them there.  The warrant in this case does not charge the defendants with manslaughter, but charges "indecent and immoral acts which openly outrage public decency and are injurious to public  morals".


     The claim made by the Atwoods to coroner Norden when the investigation in the case was first begun that the malpractice was not effected by them, but by a Eugene physician, is

discredited by the prosecution, which say there is evidence showing that the malpractice was actually done by the Atwoods, and that the statement signed by the girl before she died was made to protect the Atwoods.

     "It will be a serious menace to the dishonorable physicians of this community if we  secure a conviction on this charge", said Deputy District Attorney Fitzgerald last night.

     " It will mean that we can proceed against many who

otherwise we might have to pass by without hope of reaching.  If the Atwoods are  convicted it will curtail a great deal of the malpractice now being carried on in this city."

     The attitude of the prisoners was one of composure last night at the county jail.    

     " We believe that some enemy his inspired this attack upon us, said the elder Atwood.   " If the prosecuting officers of this county are really looking for the malpractitioner of this community they might have looked further than us.. During the past month we have refused to take  about 50 cases of this character, which we know have been handled by others in this city.  If we were in this line of work, why should we have refused to do the work?"

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           11‑30‑1908

 

PIONEER WOMAN PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY

     Mrs. A. O. McGee, an early pioneer of Oregon, died suddenly at her home near Donna Station, on the Mohawk, some time last night.  She had been suffering from paralysis for the past two years and a half and was bedfast all the time, but the day before she died she was in as good of health  as usual.                She was found dead in bed this morning when the family arose.  Mrs McGee was born in Missouri about 72 years ago and came to Oregon across the plains in the early fifties.  She first settled in Marion county, then came to Lane county, settling near Springfield.  She has lived in the Mohawk for the past 35 years.  She leaves three children, J. R. McGee, at home, Mrs. Luella Yarnell of Salem, and Mrs. L. W. Walter of Philomath.

     The funeral will be held at the family home on the Mohawk Wednesday at ten a. m. and the remains will be interred in the Gager cemetery near Natron.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           11‑30‑1908

 

FATAL HUNTING ACCIDENT NEAR COBURG SATURDAY

     Saturday evening about 5 O'clock, Lawrence Melvin Bond, son of a merchant of Coburg, aged 14 years, was shot and instantly killed by Lee Smith, a youth of about the same age, as they were out goose hunting.  The killing was accidental, and  "Coroner Gordon, who went to 'Coburg to investigate the matter, deemed it unnecessary to hold an inquest.


     Young Bond and Smith were in company with George Smith, father of Lee, George Drury and Professor Maxwell.  They were all along the McKenzie river bottom, a mile west of the railroad bridge.  The boys were ahead of the others and suddenly noticed a flock of geese.  They crawled up to within shooting distance of the geese and  both fired.

     Bond fired a second shot and suddenly arose, just in time to receive the full charge of shot from young Smith's gun as he, to fired a second shot.  The shot entered the back of the head and death resulted two hours afterward.

     Young Bond was a bright lad and was liked by all who knew him.  He was a pupil in the eighth  grade at Coburg.  Young Smith naturally feels very  badly over the accident.

     The funeral was held today and the body was interred in the Coburg I. O. O. F. cemetery.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           12‑14‑1908

 

MORE ACTIVITY PROMISED BOOTH KELLY SAWMILL

     George H. Kelly, manager of the Booth Kelly Lumber Co., informs us that the company's big mill at Wendling, will resume operations immediately after the first of January and will continue to  operate steadily thereafter.  The plant has been completely overhauled during the past few months and is now in excellent shape.  New machinery has been installed and the mill is now more modern than ever before.  The new logging railroad  leading from Wendling up the Mohawk valley for five or six miles, has been completed and all that it needs to make it as good as any piece of railroad in the state is the ballasting. The road  taps a splendid body of timber.          

     Logs from the tract will be hauled to the  mills at

Wendling, Springfield and Coburg.

     There is a general belief that the Southern Pacific's mills at Marcola will open again in the early spring.  If they do, it will mean that financial conditions in this county will be better than new, although Eugene and Lane county never were effected to any extent by the recent panic.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           12‑18‑1908

 

BROOKMAYER MILL TO RESUME OPERATIONS SOON

 

MOHAWK LUMBER PLANTS ONE BY ONE STARTING UP AFTER LONG

SHUTDOWN

     John Brookmayer, owner of the Brookmayer  sawmill at Spores Siding, on the Wendling Branch, while in the city today, stated that the mill will resume operations immediately after the first of the new year, after a long shutdown.  He says he has a large number of orders on hand and the prospects are that the plant will be kept in operation steadily from then on.  He sats other  mills on the Mohawk will also resume operations about the same time.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           1‑22‑1909

Drs. Atwood Sent To Jail At Portland


     Drs.  'I.  H. and C. H. T. Atwood, father and  son, were sentenced in the circuit court by Judge Poland yesterday

afternoon to serve five months in the county jail.  They were recently convicted of having maintained a nuisance in conducting the Atwood Maternity Hospital at Fremont Station on the Mt. Scott car line.

     Neither of the defendants were in the court room when sentence was pronounced, being represented by their attorney, W. B. Meacham.  Neither were they present when the jury returned its verdict recently, though the elder Atwood appeared at the

courthouse less than an hour later to inquire if the verdict had been returned.  They both are out on bail.  Their attorney asked for an arrest of Judgement, which was promptly denied.

     The convicted men have ten days in which to file a motion for a new trial. ‑ Oregonian ‑

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           2‑1‑1909

 

EUGENE STREET DIRT WORTH FIFTY CENTS A LOAD

     The dirt and filth of Eugene's streets is the  best

fertilizer,in the town, according to the man who runs one of the wagons which gathers up the manure.

     "We get fifty cents a load for it, and it is so well liked, that one man took two hundred loads of two and a half cubic yards each."

     The city does not get the money derived from  this source, but it goes to the contractor who takes the dirt off the street.  Four loads a day, for the waste, gives an income of $2 from the  streets.  One wagon is used constantly in carrying  off the sweepings of the bitulithic pavement, and part of the time two are employed.

     This waste swept from the paved streets is good fertilizer, and while the price paid for it does not suite pay for the hauling away, in London or some of the American great cities, the value would more than equal the expense.  Gardeners  whose soils are worn out find the filth to be especially good for their crops.  In the Atlantic states and in Europe the cost of

replenishing the ground frequently equals that of cultivation.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           2‑23‑1909

 

 "COUGAR" WANTED HIS DOG ON TABLE

     Hugo Brehem, a farmer residing in the McKenzie valley, commonly known as "Cougar", was fined 430 in the police court this morning on a drunk and disorderly charge.


     Brehem came to town yesterday with his faithful dog, which had been with him on many a trip to town to see the sights.  The canine is evidently much beloved by Brehem‑‑ at any rate he thinks it should have the privileges the human race is entitled to in public eating places.  Last night Brehem went into the "Dago restaurant on West Eighth street and insisted on putting the dog on the table and letting it eat out of the same dishes as he was.  When requested to put the dog on the floor he refused, whereupon he was escorted to the front door of the restaurant and put into the street.

     Brehem then went to Vincent's restaurant(formerly White's), where he repeated  the performance.  The police were sent for and the  dog and man were taken to jail.  Brehem, who was pretty well under the influence of bootleg whiskey, made considerable resistance and it took three officers to land him in the lockup.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           3‑8‑1909

 

DEATH OF TWO HARRISBURG MEN

     Two prominent citizens have been called to cross the dark river, Samuel R. Scott and W. N.  Bucknum.  Uncle Sammy Scott, as he was familiarly known, was a pioneer of 1853, first settling in Josephine county, he represented that county in the last

Territorial Legislature of Oregon.  He was a prominent Mason.  His life in Oregon was  strenuously applied to the upbringing of the state and the moral betterment of its citizenship.  His life was full of good works and the world is  better by his having lived.  He lacked a few days  of being eighty six years of age.  The remains were taken to Salem and buried by the Masons beside those of his wife, who died there in 1872‑

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           3‑13‑1909

 

B. K. Springfield mill his accidents

     T. A. Rathbun, an employee at the Booth Kelly  mill at Springfield , was seriously hurt Monday afternoon, and perhaps received one of the  most painful accidents that has ever

happened at the mill during, its operation, and those that witnessed the accident say that it is miraculous how he escaped sudden death.  He was employed as an edgerman and was assisted with his work by R. P. Thurman who reversed the roll causing the timber that was being run through the machine to take a sudden backward shoot, and not being on the lookout Mr. Rathbun was struck in the face a glancing blow which nearly ended his career for this earth. As he was standing sideways to the machine the large board struck him on the bridge of the nose, smashing that member almost to a pulp, he was at once taken to the hospital and two large slivers were removed from his nose.

     Had he been standing half an inch to the right he would have been instantly killed.

     Two months ago he was quite badly hurt by getting the fingers on one of his hands badly cut, which placed him on the disabled list for some time.

     Arthur Kirkland met with an accident at the Booth Kelly mill last Saturday that put him out of commission for several days.  He was walking under what is known as the log slip, when a large timber struck him on the back of the head inflicting a very painful wound and rendering him unconscious for in hour or more.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           3‑20‑1909

 

FISCHER and BALLY MILL WILL SURELY GO TO SPRINGFIELD


     The Fischer Bally mill will positively be in  operation on the site recently purchased in Springfield, within the next six months and that the work of excavating on the new site will be commenced at once.

     Springfield‑ Ed Dompier, our genial west side blacksmith is again able to be without the aid of crutches, having been

crippled last week by a kick from his favorite cow.

     We did not learn whether Ed was trying to shoe the bovine or milk her. if the latter he got his just desserts, for its the wife's duty to milk the cow and chop all the wood.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           4‑8‑1909

 

JOHN HUGHES CRUSHED TO DEATH BY HUGE LOG AT WENDLING

     John Hughes, an employee of the Booth Kelly Co. at Wendling, was instantly crushed to death late yesterday afternoon, by a large log, while unloading a car.

     When he had released the chain that bound the log it stuck to the car.  He went to the open side to remove the hinderance, and before he could escape, he was caught beneath the log.      The coroners jury found that the death was purely

accidental.

     From letters found in the pockets of the man, it is thought that he has a sister at Fairfield Maine, and other relations in Canada.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD           4‑9‑1909

 

BOOTH KELLY LUMBER CRUISERS KILL BEAR WITH AXES

     On Wednesday, March, 31, George Willoughby and Elmer Lee, Booth Kelly timber cruisers while in the woods about four miles west of J. L. Palmer's ranch on Brumbaugh creek, found a hollow log which seemed to be inhabited.  On looking in they found Mr. Bruin  at home.  Willoughby wanted to leave him alone, but Lee wanted to kill him.

     Upon careful examination the entrance was found to be large, as Mr. Bruin could get out easily, so Willoughby watched the bear while lee cut some logs from a fallen tree, and placed them in such a manner as to partially fill the entrance, He drove some stakes to hold them there and partially filled the two smaller side openings.

     Two axes, the only weapons at hand, weighing about one pound each and carried in their belts, were made ready for use.  Mr. Lee opened the fight by jabbing Bruin in the eye with the compass staff.  Then a rush was made for the entrance, where the bear received a blow from the axe.  This only angered him and he ran his big feet out through the bark and slivers in a way that made his opponents feel anxious.  He would gnash his teeth and stir up such a dust they could not see him, and thus the battle went on until Bruin threw himself on his back, biting and clawing at the small openings, thrusting his head out far enough that Mr. Lee was able to deal him a blow between  the ear and eye, sinking the axe to the handle.

     Bruin turned, pulling the axe from Lee's hand and landing it in the nest behind the bear, thus leaving them with but one axe and the compass staff to fight the bear with.


     Willoughby then proposed giving up the battle, but Lee had to have his axe, and the only way to get it Was to kill Mr. Bear, so the fight continued, Bruin getting more enraged at every turn.      Finally he started out and Lee, seeing the advantage, let him come until he was well out of the tree, and then called to his partner, who was instantly on the spot, and dealt him a blow full in the face, which ended the conflict.  The bear proved to be one of the largest the two men had ever seen.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD     4‑16‑1909

 

PIONEER OF 52, JAMES MADISON STAFFORD, MEMBER OF THE

LEGISLATURE DIES     

     J. M. Stafford, another pioneer of 1852, died yesterday at his home on the Mohawk of Bright's disease, after an illness of five months. He settled on the Mohawk, as soon as he arrived in the Oregon country, and has been prominent in local affairs during his earlier life.

     James Madison Stafford was born in the state of Missouri, May 18, 1842. He crossed the plains with his parents in 1852 to Oregon, settling in the Mohawk valley, Lane Co., where he still resided at the time of his death. He was married October 25, 1866 to Miss Sarah E. Fordham of Albany, Oregon, who died four years ago.  Eleven children were born to them, ten of whom are still living.  A son, Fred died Nov. 8, 1896.

     In 1907 he was married to Mrs. Ellen Guilliford, who

survives him. During his last illness all the children were with him except Mrs. J. J. Finley and Mrs. F. Y. Spencer of Mexico City.  He was an honored member of the Oregon Legislature in the house of representatives, serving two terms, elected in 1885 and 1887, serving with integrity and honor. Funeral and interment at Stafford cemetery, Mohawk, Saturday, April 17th, 4 p. m.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   4‑20‑1909

 

ABEL TROTTER DIES SUDDENLY AT HIS HOME ON THE McKENZIE

     Walterville April 19.‑ Abel Trotter died Thursday night at about 10 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Craig.  The family had been to a revival service at the Camp Creek church, and were accompanied home by the minister.  They were kneeling at prayer before retiring when Mr. Trotter suddenly expired; he was quite in aged man.

     He leaves two sons, Walter and Warden, and two daughters, Cars Crag and Mrs Hileman.

     There was another death in our neighborhood Easter Sunday. Frank Stormant, one of the pioneers of Lane, county, died after a lingering illness.  Mr. Stormant was born in Jefferson Co. Ill. in

1842, and came to Oregon in 1853, making him one of the oldest settlers.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD    6‑4‑1909

 

AUTOMOBILE CAUSES HORSE TO RUN AWAY AT HARRISBURG


     Just before noon yesterday H. C. Perry, who was driving to town, met with what might have been a serious accident.  Just after crossing the‑railroad track coming into town on Smith street, he met W. L. Wright's automobile and his horse became frightened and started to run. When  about halfway down the block the Douglas machine came down Fourth street and turned into Smith, going west.  The animal thought this was the limit, and was doing its best to get away.  Mr Perry thought that if he could get his horse around the corner and away from the eight of the machine, he could get him stopped.  However in making the turn, the buggy lurched to such an extent that he was thrown out and struck on his head and shoulder on the sidewalk beside the M. E. church.

     Here the horse got entirely away and ran to the livery stable with the front wheels still trailing behind him.  Mr. Perry's scalp was cut about six or seven inched.

     He was carried to the hospital where the wound was dressed, and he is able to get around and attend to the business which brought him to town.

     He started with nine dozen eggs and says he got 75 cents for what was left and that was better than he expected.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD             6‑7‑1909

 

F. SMITH DROWNED IN WENDLING POND WHILE ALONE

     F. Smith, a logger, was drowned Saturday afternoon at Wendling in the Booth Kelly mill pond.  When last seen he was working among the logs at 4 o'clock. he did not come to supper, and his wife at once gave out the alarm and the searchers found the body in the pond.  He probably slipped and was stunned, so that he could not swim and save himself.

     Smith is survived by a wife and mother.  He has lived in Wendling for a considerable length of time.  The burial will be held in Laurel Hill cemetery.  An inquest was held over the body by the justice of the Peace at Wendling, the jury bringing in a verdict of accidental drowning.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        6‑15‑1909

 

DONNA NEWS

     A number of automobiles were seen in town Sunday.  The condition of our roads probably accounts for their presence. The cigar and candy store recently put in by T. ‑‑.  Smith, of Marcola, has changed hands, Mr.  Branson being the purchaser.  Mr.  Branson will continue to operate his store in connection and will run a barber shop, something which has long been needed.      While working at the dock at the Auld Bros. Lumber Co. the other day, J. Jensen had the  misfortune to get two of his toes quite badly mashed.

     The Auld Bros. have started up their new boarding house, with Mr. and Mrs.  Whitsel of Springfield, as proprietors.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        6‑16‑1909

 

COBURG MAN SUES BOOTH KELLY FOR $1,700 WAGES


     More trouble is being had between Booth Kelly Lumber Company and a citizen of Coburg, over the alleged fact that the water from the company's log pond encroaches upon private land.  Today Fred Deffenbacher began suit in the circuit court to recover $1,700 damages from the company on this account.

     In his complaint Deffenbacher alleges that he is the owner of 7 1|2 acres near the company's mill pond, and that the water from the pond overflows upon his land by reason of the dam built by the company, thus rendering the land‑unfit for cultivation.      Hewitt and Cox of Albany, are the attorneys for the

plaintiff

in the case.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD         6‑17‑1909

 

O. Royer Killed By Falling Limb Near Marcola

     C. Royer, a farmer aged about 40 years, was killed on his farm a mile and a half northeast of Marcola this morning about 8 O'clock by being struck by a limb of an oak tree which he was felling.

     He was cutting down the tree for cordwood when a huge limb which had been loosened, fell without warning and struck him across the small of' the back.  He lay in an unconscious

condition for some time before he was found by the members of his family and about an hour after he was taken to the

house he expired.

     Royer leaves a wife and nine small children, He had been residing in that vicinity only a few weeks, having come from Myrtle Point and bought the place where he was living from C. Arnel.  He was an industrious man and a good citizen.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD     6‑18‑1909

 

MARCOLA BOOZE SELLERS ARRESTED

     Jesse Eddy, Pearl McDonald, Benjamin McCollum  and Mart Endicott were arrested late yesterday afternoon at Marcola, charged with selling liquor, and were brought to Eugene in an automobile.  They were arraigned and will enter pleas tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   7‑19‑1909

 

NEW SPRINGFIELD SAWMILL WILL BE RUNNING BY JANUARY 1

     Fischer and Bally, who are building a new structure near the railroad track running down the east side of the Willamette valley will have the machinery moved from Marcola some time this fall and begin to turn out their thirty thousand feet of lumber a day before the first of the year.


     The sawmill part of the structure will be 120x24‑30 feet, and the planing mill 90x30 feet.

     The pond is dug, and the well drilled to furnish water for the pond and engine.  The logs will be brought down from the Mohawk.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        7‑30‑1909

 

COBURG PEOPLE FRIENDLY TO BOOTH KELLY

     The Booth Kelly Lumber Co. Eugene,Oregon.

     Knowing that at various times a few individuals have sought to harass the Booth Kelly Lumber Company by demanding exorbitant recompense for slight or imaginary damages, and in order that the community as a whole may not be judged by the attitude of the few, we (citizens of Coburg), take this method of attesting our friendship toward your company.

     It is with pleasure, that by affixing our signatures

herewith, we are enabled in this slight manner to express our appreciation of the benefits derived by the community through the presence and operation of your plant in our midst, and to assure you of cur loyal support at any time in furthering the interests of your company.

 

SIGNED:

T. Van Duyn,

J. D. Pirtle,

C. C. Smith, real estate;

Lester Stacy, jeweler;

J. G. Henderson,

H. C. Bishop, grocers 

A. C. Harden,

J. H. Harden, general merchandise;

N. J.  Nelson,

E. Cook, hardware and furniture;

Frank Bittis, confectionery and cigars;

M. J. Skinner, post master;

M. E. Jarnigan, M. D.;

Herbert F. Buchaum, manager Coburg Water Works;

I. A. Zook, Agt. S. P. Co.;

Cleek and Swager, bakery;

C. P. Clover, barber;

H. L. Van Duyn,

W. E. Shannon, grocers;

W. Bartholomew,

Ray Pirtle,

D. M. Skidwell,

H. E. Allingham,

J. A. Hanna,

H. F. Durkee,


George L. Hunt,

L. Ward,

C. W. Brown,

J. D. Wigle,

H. A. Daniels,

R. Jones,

Robert Catlin,

Vin Williams,

Frank Vaughn,

N. N.  Mathews,

F. T. Mendenhall, M. D.

J. F. Wigle,

George H. Ditto,

C. Gray,

P. O. Bettis,

J.  P. Green,

C.  E. Tyler,

Dale Buson,

E. D. Sherwood,

J. L. Renninger,

Clive Taylor,

Clyde Sidwell  ,

J. O. Wolfe,

R. N. Peters,

A. Lesley,

G. H. Barnard,

M. C. Bond,

Lea Jarnagin,

George A. Drury, Coburg Mercantile Co.;

J. A. Higginbotham, hotel;

W. N. Tripp,

H. Frum,

W. A. Sidwell,

Dick Green,

J. S. Lusby,

Bert Harper,

W. Wilcox,

John C. Burns,

John Wilkinson,

Charles Powers,

Scott Wilkinson,

Leo Sidwell,

H. R. Nolleth,

H. L. Reid,

George Cox,

J. J. Dirickson,


G. F. Brazelton,

A. V. Betterly,

W. J. Hay,

A. E. Dyer,

L. P. Simonson,

Hugo Hallin.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        8‑24‑1909

 

THE BOOTH KELLY SPRINGFIELD MILL

     The Booth Kelly mill is now getting fifteen cars of logs daily from Wendling.

     They are hauled to the company's siding and dumped into the pond.  There are no drives in the river this year.

     The company has several men at work cutting into the hill back of the planer to make more room for piling their lumber.  The dirt that is excavated is used to fill in under the docks.   

 Several hundred feet of fire hose has been received at the mill to replace the present which is quite rotten.  This hose was put in scarcely three months ago, but has been carelessly handled so that the new hose is necessary.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD        8‑28‑1909

 

JOHN MATHEWS OF COBURG IS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED WHILE HUNTING

     Another man shot for a deer by mistake lies on a cot in the Eugene Hospital, and the attending physicians are not certain whether or not he will recover.

     John Mathews, of Coburg is the unfortunate victim of a friend's mistake this time said Virgil Clover is the man who fired the shots.  Mathews and Clover accompanied by Enoch

Stewart, and a young man named Beeson were hunting in the

mountains east of Coburg, and about three miles from Donna, on the Mohawk branch of the Southern Pacific railways The shooting occurred about three o'clock yesterday afternoon.  The men had spent the day on the mountain without success.  Clover was alone, the men having separated earlier in the day, and he had no idea that any of the other men were near.

     He suddenly heard the snapping of twigs and saw a form moving a short distance away through the thick brush.  He took careful aim and fired. His bullet went true, but he was horrified to hear a human voice cry out in pain.  Clover quickly ran to the man's assistance and was greatly surprised to find that it was one of his companions, Mathews.    After Beeson and Stewart had been summoned, the men rigged up a litter and started with the injured man for Coburg.  He was taken care of as well as possible before they could reach a Jarnagin temporarily dressed the wound.

An ambulance was sent for from Eugene, and the injured man was brought to the Eugene Hospital.


     Mathews is about 35 years old and has a wife and five children.  He has been employed as sawyer in the  Booth Kelly sawmill at Coburg. Clover is also an employee of the mill and is about 30 years old.  The hospital surgeons found that the bullet had entered the right groin and inflicted a very serious wound.  At a late hour this afternoon Mathews was still in surgery.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   9‑9‑1909

 

JOHN W. NETTLETON KILLED AT B. K. MILL AT SPRINGFIELD

     John W. Nettleton, of Springfield was killed this morning at the B. K. sawmill, when his Jumper caught and wound him around a shaft under which he was working, whirling him against the ceiling and heavy timbers, tearing him to pieces.  The accident, which is the most horrible in the history of the mill, occurred a few minutes before 9. Nettleton's position in the mill was on the transfer between the first and second saws.

     He manipulated several levers which raise and lower a set of rollers, which this morning did not  work well.  He had evidently gone beneath the floor to adjust these, for when a few minutes Fireman Frank Lenhart came by he noticed his absence, and seeing the work piled up stepped over there and started to work the lever.  At this point he heard a tremendous thumping, and went under the mill to see what was wrong.  Seeing the whirling object on the shaft, which was revolving at 400 R.P. he ran to stop the engines, scarcely realizing that the object was a human being.  As soon as the shaft stopped the men made their way to where Nettleton's lifeless body was hanging.

     It Was a most gruesome sight.  The body bore the resemblance of one mass of flesh wound around the shaft.

     Mr. Nettleton worked in the plant since it started seven years ago.

     At the time of the accident Mr.  Nettleton's family were all at the Yarnell hop yard on the Mohawk. Word was sent them and they arrived about noon.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   10‑15‑1909

 

BOOTH KELLY BARN AT WENDLING BURNED WITH WINTER'S HAY

     Last evening about 5 o'clock the Booth Kelly barn at

Wendling was discovered to be on fire and was totally consumed, together with a large amount of hay and grain, the winter's supply having been stored away.

     The origin of the fire is not known. It started in the mow and had gained such headway when discovered that it was

impossible to extinguish it.  The horses and harness were taken out before the flames reached the bottom portion of the

structure.

     The barn was large and was located only a few rods from the company's store.  Hard work on the part of the sawmill force and the citizens saved that building and other property.  The loss is $2000 or more.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   10‑16‑1909

 


ATWOOD'S WILLING NOW TO SERVE OUT TIME

 

themselves to Sheriff Stevens this morning to serve their terms of five months each on a charge of having maintained a nuisance in operating a maternity hospital at Fremont.  They were tried by a Jury in Judge Cleland's department, and a verdict of guilty was brought in January of this year.  They were sentenced to serve five months each by Judge Cleland.  The case went to the Supreme Court and was confirmed early this week.‑‑ Portland Telegram.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   10‑20‑1909

 

THE BOOTH KELLY MILLS FROM THE OREGON TIMBERMAN

     Booth Kelly Lumber Company of Eugene, is operating its four sawmills, located at Springfield, Coburg, Wendling, and Saginaw, steadily.  Considerable improvement in the equipment and general facilities of the plant is being made.  The company is conducting extensive logging operations in the vicinity of their Wendling plant, their new logging road being in operation. A. Mallett compound locomotive for use in their logging operations is being built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Operations at the forest camp, on the McKenzie, will continue, but no logs are being put in the river.  Operations at the sawmills are being carefully looked after by A. M. Hagan, assistant to Manager George H. Kelly.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   10‑26‑1909

 

DROWNS IN SIGHT OF HIS FELLOW WORKERS

     Edward McDonald, a deaf mute, aged about 30 years, was drowned in the McKenzie river, near the old Dutch Henry place yesterday, while working on the Booth Kelly log drive.  He slipped off a rock into about 20 feet of water in sight of a number of fellow workmen, but he sank to the bottom and the body was not recovered for over half an hour later..

     Coroner Gordon was notified of the drowning by telephone and that official left at once for the scene.  He met the party bringing the body to town. McDonald came here some time ago from Falls City.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   11‑26‑1909

         

PLANING MILL HAND SHOT BY THE FOREMAN AT WENDLING


     E. G. Hurst, who up to yesterday afternoon was an employee at the Booth Kelly Lumber Company's planing mill at Wendling, was shot in the right arm and the left hand yesterday afternoon by Al Seekatz, foreman of the mill, but the injuries are not serious.  The trouble arose over Seekatz discharging Hurst from the mill.  According to the story received at the offices of Sheriff Bown and Deputy District Attorney Skipworth today, Hurst and another employee of the mill named Wright had some trouble between themselves, and Wright told the foreman a lot of things about Hurst, reflecting on his character.  Seekatz, believing Hurst to be a bad man, discharged him yesterday afternoon, Whereupon Hurst knocked the foreman down.  Seekatz, who was armed with a

revolver, pulled the weapon from his pocket and begin firing at Hurst, the first shot striking him on the right arm, between the wrist and elbow, and the second shot grazing his left hand.  Another shot went through the coat of a bystander, but did not injure him.

     There was great excitement at Wendling at the time, and there was a report in Eugene that the man who had been shot had been killed.

Hurst came to Eugene this forenoon and had Dr. Kuykendall dress the wounds, which were pronounced not serious.

     No complaint has yet been sworn out against Seekatz, and Deputy District Attorney Skipworth stated this afternoon that he did not know whether there would be one or not.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   12‑3‑1909

 

PAUL KING IS KILLED TODAY IN LOGGING ABOVE WENDLING

     Paul King, a young man whose home is in Eugene, was

instantly killed just before noon today while at work in the Booth Kelly logging camp about seven miles above Wendling.  Young King was working on the line at the time of his death.  He placed the hook on a log which was on top of another, and gave the signal to the donkey engineer to start up.  As the log started to move it rolled off the other one and on to King crushing his body into almost a shapeless mass. 

     Life was extinct when his fellow workmen reached him.      The coroner will investigate the death and will bring the body to Eugene The unfortunate man was aged about 21 years, and has a mother who lives in Fairmont.  He also leaves a father, who is now in the East, and several brothers and sisters.

     As far as reports are received here the death of the young man was the fault of no one, and was only one of those accidents that often occur unavoidably in all lumber camps.  King had worked in the camp above Wendling about three months.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   12‑4‑1909

 

MINISTER HAS BAD ACCIDENT SPRINGFIELD MILL

     Rev.  Levi Day, a former Methodist preacher living in Springfield, received a bad fracture of the collar bone while working in the saw mill this morning, when he was struck by a flying piece of slab wood thrown by the trimmers The wood hit him full in the chest and chin.  The force of the blow knocked him to the floor, and his collar bone was badly shattered. he was carried to his home where his injuries were cared for by Drs. Barr and Pollard.


     The cut at the saw mill was 145,000 not 170,000, as stated. Towards the end of the afternoon the logs became poorer and less heavy timber was cut and the last three hours pulled the figures down, so that the figures given for last friday were incorrect.      The snow is disagreeable to the train men.  It is necessary to have several men in the yard, constantly clearing it from the frogs of the switches, or they would freeze together.  The tops of the cars were slippery and the signs for the engineers are whitened.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   12‑17‑1909

         

S. P. SAWMILLS ON MOHAWK SOON RESUME WORK

     There is a general report that cannot be confirmed that the three Southern Pacific sawmills at Marcola, will resume

operations shortly after January 1, 1910.

     The company has maintained these big and costly plants in idleness for about two years, but it is thought by the people of Marcola and others who have observed the actions of certain railroad officials lately that they will not remain idle much longer.  The company already has a force of twenty‑five or thirty men employed at the mills and in the woods, and has during the last few days employed Dr.  T. K. Johnson of this city, to act as company physician at Marcola.  His duties begin next week.       This indicates that a much larger force often will be soon employed there, as the few who are already working could easily be taken care of in a medical way by the local physicians, or those in Eugene.  Then again there are reports of the

construction of donkey engine sleds in the woods near the mills, which looks as if there is going to be considerable activity in the logging camps soon.

     When these three big mills and the logging camps are in full operation, a thousand or more men are employed, which means a big payroll and greater prosperity.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   12‑20‑1909

         

CHARLES JONES WHIRLS AROUND REVOLVING WHEEL AT WENDLING

     Charles Jones, a millwright, working for the Booth Kelly company at Wendling, nearly met his death when he was caught in a rapidly revolving cog wheel this morning.

     His injuries, though only bruises, are Quite severe, but not dangerous unless internal trouble is located.  He was brought to the Eugene Hospital this morning.

     He was working about some gearing on a revolving shaft when his clothes became caught in some manner.  Instantly he was jerked off his feet and wheeled about.

     The fact that his clothing tore saved his life.  Nearly every shred of clothing was torn from his body.  No bones were broken and it is thought that there are no internal injuries.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   12‑28‑1909

         

COBURG, LIVE AND GROWING TOWN

     About four years ago Coburg was incorporated under the general laws of the state of Oregon.  Since the incorporation was formed there have been built a sidewalk at least on one side of every on both sides.  Every lot in the Dixon and Jarnagin

addition

has been sold to persons who have built and settled here for a home.


     We now have a park, a beautiful addition to the city, and it is being sold and will soon be included within the city limits as a part of Coburg. The addition contains 143 lots and several acreage tracts.

     The business houses of Coburg have been largely increased since the incorporation.

     Several large places have been sold bringing in several new settlers to this section.

     The Booth Kelly Lumber Company are continually improving their plant here and it is one of their best mills.  The company employs up to 200 men at good living wages and where economy is practiced some money can be saved, as many who work here have bought, built and own their homes.  For the laboring man we consider Coburg one of the best locations to be found in the state.  Good men can always secure steady work at good wages.  If you want a place where you are sure of a good living come to Coburg.

     Some of the improvements we need are a better telephone system in the city.  The farmer lines running into the city are sufficient at present, but the city is very poorly supplied.  We also need a better mail and train service and a rural free delivery.  We realize that Coburg is somewhat in its infancy and these higher improvements are not fast in coming. Yet there is certainly no reason, with the improvements of the past four years, but what we will have all the improvements other sister cities have within a few months.

     With the amount of logs coming in, the lumber going out, and the amount of merchandise shipped in, say nothing of the wheat, cream and other agricultural products being shipped both in and out, and the pay roll Coburg has, we will have one of the most thriving and busiest little cities in the western part of Oregon‑‑ Journal.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   12‑30‑1909

 

SPRINGFIELD AND MOHAWK ROADS BAD

     The roads up the Mohawk, which are usually good, are very bad.  It takes the mail carrier from six to nine hours to cover the trip, which is twice the time it takes in the summer.  The Christmas mail bore heavily on these deliveries this season, and for several days the light wagons were filled full of packages.      The Springfield streets are very muddy now.  Main street might be improved if some of the sand and water mixture could be scraped off.

 

HAY VERY SCARCE AT SPRINGFIELD

     Hay is so scarce that it has been necessary for a local feed store to ship it in from Eastern Washington.  This is being sold at $22.50 a ton, a very high price for this tire of year.  The farmers realize that they have no more than they need to last them through the winter, and will sell none.  Other feed is also high.  Shorts are hard to obtain, and mixed feed is high.  The Utah construction Co. taking advantage of the fact that the farmers will not sell hay, is making money off its

sub‑contractors by shipping the hay in and selling it at an exorbitant price.  Above Natron it retails for $2‑‑‑t a ton.  This is the same hay that can be bought, shipped and sold in Springfield for $22.50.  The muddy condition of the roads make it impractical for the teamsters to buy it in the valley.

 

 


THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   12‑30‑1909

         

BOOTH KELLY BLACKSMITH HAS ACCIDENT AT SPRINGFIELD

     Herman Bucholtz, blacksmith at the Booth Kelly mill, had his right eye seriously injured, both hands badly cut, his face cut in many places, and has a deep wound in the fleshy part of his left leg as a result of the explosion of gas in a closed cylinder head that he was heating, in his forge yesterday.  Two other men  that were in the room with him miraculously escaped injury from the flying bits of metal and coals.

     One piece of the iron weighing several pounds, flew across the room and imbedded itself in the wall.  Bucholtz was repairing the cylinder head for a logging firm up the river, and placed it in the forge to heat it.  The head was hollow and some gas which had found its way in, exploded when heated. Buckholtz was

standing

close to the fire with his hand on the blower, talking with two mill hands when the accident occurred. The report of the

explosion was so loud that it could be heard all over the mill, even by the men working around the machinery.  The room was filled with smoke, and the two mill hands rushed outside,

scarcely knowing what had happened.  Bucholtz was knocked down, and they went right back after him. His eyes were closed and blood was flowing from his face and legs.  Three stitches were taken in his leg.  Unless blood poisoning or inflammation sets in, his injuries will not prove serious, although they are very painful.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   1‑4‑1910

         

COBURG MAN UNDERGOES SURGICAL OPERATION

     Clarence Alford underwent an operation for appendicitis at his home yesterday.

     The operation was performed by Dr. Mendenhall, of Coburg and Dr. Scaiefe of Eugene.

     Mr. Alford has been working for the mill company here until Christmas, when he was suddenly taken ill.  The patient is improving nicely.

         

SCHOOL GIRL INJURED

     Ethel Sidwell fell on the frozen ground at school yesterday morning during the first recess and was badly bruised up.  She and three other girls were running down a steep bank near the schoolhouse, and Ethyl, becoming overbalanced,fell, striking her head on the ground, which was hard as cement.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   1‑18‑1910

         

BOOTH KELLY COMPANY WILL DREDGE MILL RACE AT COBURG

     The Booth Kelly Lumber Co. unloaded a big donkey engine from the car here today.

     The engine will be taken up to do some dredging in the mill race.  A number of men also were sent here by the company to work on the race.


     One of the mill teams will be used to do the lighter work.  They are preparing the race for the spring drive which will Probably be quite a large one.

 

EXCITING RUNAWAY

     A little excitement was started this morning. when a team of horses belonging to the Booth Kelly  Company, left standing in the street, became frightened at the escaping steam from an engine and ran away.

     The horses were standing by the company's office.  From there they ran toward the railroad and bummed against a box car; one horse fell. Turning north they ran over a switch and broke it off.  They finally stopped and were brought back by one of the men.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   2‑7‑1910

         

COBURG MAN KILLS TWO COUGARS

     Walter Smith of Coburg, was in the city today exhibiting on the streets the pelts of two big cougars which he killed in the hills north of Coburg Saturday.

     Smith was out hunting when he suddenly spied four of the huge cats in a bunch about 200 yards away.  He began firing at them with his rifle and succeeded in bringing down two of them and wounding a third, but it and a fourth got away.

     The Animals had been killing sheep in that vicinity and often came down to the valley after their prey. Smith was offered a handsome sum for the hides today but refused to sell then.      He will have them mounted and use them for rugs.  The fur if in splendid condition.

     The Largest of the animals killed measured seven feet tip to tip.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD    4‑11‑1910

 

New Fischer Bally Mill Running Steadily At Springfield

     The new Fischer Bally sawmill will put its first crew of men on this week and is now running steadily, receiving, eight carloads of logs from the camps up the river each day.  The force consists of 30 men. this adds considerably to the payroll of this city, and it will probably be increased before long. Its location could not be better.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   4‑11‑1910

 

 NEW LOGGING ENGINE ARRIVES FOR BOOTH KELLY WENDLING OPERATIONS      Fred Nealy, traveling mechanic of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, and N. Rhodes, Superintendent of bridge construction of the Southern Pacific Company, were in Springfield passed through here for the Booth Kelly Company's ten mile long logging railroad at Wendling.

     The engine is the largest of its type in this state, and is of the very latest pattern of logging locomotive, which require the greatest flexibility for steep Grades and narrow curves, and great power.


     The engine is really a combination of two, and it has four cylinders.  The drivers are 44 inches in diameter and the immense machine is equipped with the Arragonett reverse gear, the

Westinghouse E‑T equipment, and the cylinders are of the

Walsher‑Harte valve type, which is the latest device known in railway Manufacture.

     Rhodes is along to inspect the line to see whether it will safely carry the weight of the monster.  The track, which is ten miles long, is laid with 60‑pound rails, which are heavier than the Southern Pacific Company uses in Springfield.

     There are 72 cars on the road, 26 of which belong to the Booth Kelly Company.

     It is said that there is enough timber along this line to cut 300,000 feet of timber a day for 20 or 3O years.

 

SPRINGFIELD ITEMS

     John Buchanan, the Fall Creek stage driver, wishes there was no such‑thing as a Natron cut‑off, or perhaps, rather, that the county road commissioner would force the railroad to build a decent road.

     The trip that used to be made in a couple or three hours from Fall Creek, only a distance of 18 miles, now require six and eight hours, according to the weather.

     This is scarcely three miles an hour.  The roads are still very bad, and the stage does not arrive in the evening until 8 or 9 o'clock.

 

BIG LOGS ARRIVE AT SAWMILL

     The sawmill Friday was handed a bunch of big toothpicks in a shipment of logs from.  Wendling.  There was one stick that was 42 feet long and was five feet in diameter at the small end.  It is from these sticks that the big bridge timbers, which are in demand all over the world, are cut. The unloading force had their hands full in sliding them off the cars. The heavy men could not be seen when they got behind the car. The sawmill is again running after a ten‑day spring lay‑off for overhauling,.

     The new carriage has not arrived yet, being delayed

somewhere enroute.

 

LOGS ARE ON THE‑‑ DECREASE AT SPRINGFIELD

     Although there has been a remarkable increase in the

population of Springfield, there has been one unusually large decrease.  This is in the canine population of  the city.  It was estimated that there were 250 dogs in the city a couple of months or so ago, before the license ordinance was passed.   Now there are fifty, because the city marshal is sure that there is not a yellow cur within the city limits without a tag, and there have been fifty tags sold.

     The city pound master has killed no less than 50 of the animals, which number included nearly every known variety.       Many owners sent their dogs to the country or disposed of them rather than pay the tax.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 4‑21‑1910

 


MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING MRS.  RENSHAW'S HORSE ON COBURG RD.      A man believed to be the one who shot and killed Mrs.  W. M. Renshaw's horse on Coburg road north of Eugene on May 23, 1909, is in the county jail, having been arrested late this afternoon by Deputy Sheriffs R. M. Pratt and George Fisk at the Schofield Chemical works, where he was employed.  The man gives his name as Anderson, was identified by Mrs.  Renshaw after his arrest as the one who attempted to hold her up and who shot her horse and fired several shots at her when the wounded animal dashed past him.  He is about 26 or 28 years of age and has been working for Schofield for some time past.

     It was through information furnished Sheriff Bown by C.E Fero

that Anderson was placed under arrest.  It is said that while the latter was intoxicated a short time ago, he became quite

talkative and spoke of the shooting of Mrs. Renshaw's horse in such a way that he was suspected of the crime.  Anderson is charged with assault with intent to kill and will be arraigned before Judge Bryson, of the Justice court at 7 o'clock.

 

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD  4‑26‑1910

 

ODD FELLOWS CELEBRATING AT COBURG

     Over one hundred Eugene Odd Fellows are in attendance at the anniversary exercise at Coburg today, 71 having gone over on the special train and the remainder in auto‑ mobiles and carriages.  The train consisted of three coaches and an engine when it left Eugene, and while the cars were not filled here, they were more than crowded by the time they left Springfield, for many of the three‑linlers from that city boarded the train and took in the exercises.  A round trip rate of 60 cents from, Eugene and 50 cents from Springfield was given by the S. P.  Company.  The program was as follows.

     Opening song by all, "America"‑ Prayer by Chaplin J. D. Wigle‑ Address of welcome, Mayor George A. Drury's  Address of the day, F. G. M. William Carter.

     A basket dinner was served in the I.O.O.F. hall.  The parade was held at 1:30, beginning at the I.O.O.F. hall, Proceeding West to Willamette St, north to Locust, east on Locust to Harrison, north on Harrison to Van Duyn, west on Van Duyn to Willamette, south on Willamette to Dixon east on Dixon to Skinner, north on Skinner to McKenzie, thence to the depot grounds.

     The march was headed by the band, followed by the canton, encampment, subordinates and Rebekahs.

 

 

 THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD       5‑4‑1910

 

WENDLING LOGGER T.C. BELL DIES FROM INJURIES

     T. C. Bell, the Booth Kelly logger, whose serious injury by being crushed beneath a log was chronicled in yesterday's Guard, died at the Eugene hospital last evening between 6 and 7 o'clock. The physicians at the hospital could find no bones broken, but internal injuries were the cause of his death.  He was aged 28 years and single.

     He leaves a brother near Marcola, where the remains will be taken for burial.


     The lumber company appears to be in no manner responsible for his death. 5‑5‑1910‑ An inquest over the remains of Thomas C. Bell, who was injured in the logging camp of the Booth Kelly Lumber Co. at Wendling May 3, and died at the Eugene hospital that evening, as a result of the injuries, was held at the Gordon undertaking parlor, this afternoon by Coroner W. F. Gordon.  The jury empaneled consisted of the following: George A. Dyson, A. L. Smith, Karl Villa, Fred H. Robinson, B. B. McKinney and B. F. Crum.  They found that no one was to blame for his death.  Six witnesses were examined and the story of the accident was as follows.  Bell was hauling out logs by steam cable on

the, morning of May 3rd, when he signaled to pull the logs  had one end against a big tree and instead of turning around and freeing itself from the tree, as expected, the log very suddenly swung around and struck him in the body, injuring him internally.          

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   5‑16‑1910

   

BOOTH KELLY RECEIVES HUGE DONKEY ENGINE

     Springfield, May 14.‑ The Booth Kelly Lumber Co. will undertake a big job next week when it will take the biggest donkey engine that was ever brought into the county over 20 miles of mountain wagon road and across The McKenzie river to its logging operations at Forrest Camp above Walterville. The engine has two cylinders each 11x13 and weighs 44,000 pounds.  The boiler will be as difficult as the engine for the big piece of steel must go in one piece and it weighs 11,000 pounds.

     The road there is very rough and steep in places and much blocking and building will have to be done.  The engine is too heavy for any bridge and will have to be taken across the river on a specially constructed ferry.

 

NO NIGHT SHIFT AT SPRINGFIELD SAWMILL

     There will in all probability be no night shift at the mill this summer because of the inability to get logs enough.  When the logs are sent down the river in drives it is possible to have them in any quantity for the time being at least, but when just so many are sent on the cars each day, there is a limit to the capacity of the mill.  The new carriage that was recently

installed has increased the output of the mill considerably for it is possible now to handle the logs with much greater ease.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD    5‑17‑1910

 

FATAL ACCIDENT AT BOOTH KELLY SAWMILL

     G. H. Franklin, one of the millwrights at the Booth Kelly Lumber Company's Wendling mill, was instantly killed about 7 o'clock this morning.


It is reported that he was cleaning out the conveyor between the carriage tracks before the mill had started sawing, when the carriage was moved by the sawyer, not knowing that Franklin was between the tracks. he was caught by the carriage and instantly crushed to death.  Coroner Gordon went to Wendling on the 3:30 train to hold an inquest. Mr.  Franklin was one of the oldest employees of the company, having been employed in the mill at Wendling for several years, and was among the employees of the company when the first mill was built at Saginaw. He leaves a son , Leslie Franklin, living at Wendling, being employed in the machine shop there, and his father, mother and a sister live at Woodburn. He was aged about 45 years.

The remains will be taken to that place tonight for burial.

 

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD   5‑18‑1910

 

S. P. MILLS AT MARCOLA TO RUN

     The guard is reliably informed that at least one of the Southern Pacific mills at Marcola will resume operations at once and that the other two will be started up soon afterward.  The new superintendent will be on the ground next week, it is said, and shortly after that the plant will be started.  When the three mills are in operation they employ about 300 men. This is

certainly good news to the people of Marcola and to the people of the county at  large.  The payroll when the three plants are  in operation is $17,000 or $18,000 per  month.  The report that the mills are soon  to resume has been spread several times  during the past two years, but this time it is said to be

authentic.

 

 

THE EUGENE DAILY GUARD     5‑21‑1910

 

GASOLINE MOTOR WILL MAKE DAILY RUN TO WENDLING

     A new time table will go into effect Sunday morning, the schedule having been received by Agent Gillette this morning.  The only change on the main line, so far as can be discovered, is that No. 18, the north‑bound evening local, will arrive at Eugene at 4:45 o'clock instead of at 4:52 as at present, and No. 19, southbound afternoon local will arrive at 2:05 instead of 2:04.      The new schedule provides for one round trip daily of the gasoline motorcar on the Springfield branch between Springfield and Wendling, the trip to be made between the hours of 10:30 in the forenoon and 1:40 in the afternoon, during which time the motor car has remained at Springfield heretofore.  This will be a big convenience for the people on the Mohawk Branch and will better the service on that line greatly, for heretofore, the mixed train is delayed every day on account of so much switching to do at the various stations.

 

 

THE EUGENE DAILY GUARD        5‑27‑1910

 

BOOTH KELLY COMPANY SUED BY GOVERNMENT

     Plaintiff Seeks To Cancel Patents To Lands Alleged

Fraudulently Secured Portland, Ore., May 27. ‑ Charging that men employed by the booth Kelly Company, of Eugene, conspired with the owners of that corporation to defraud the United States of title to five timber claims in Lane County, the second big case against that timber company has been filed in the United States Court.

     The statute of limitations having run out against a criminal prosecution, Assistant District Attorney Evans will assert a right to cancel the patents obtained by the locators of the lands      After reciting the usual form of complaint as to a


conspiracy having been entered into unlawfully to obtain the lands under the provision of the timber and stone act, the government charges that the Booth Kelly Company directly

solicited Edwin Jordan, S. A. LaRaut, Alice LaRaut, Ethyl

LaRaut, and Lucy LaRaut to secure the lands for its benefit.    After agreeing to secure the lands, it is charged, the entries were made at the Roseburg land office and patents obtained August 4, 1904‑ The government asserts its belief to be that the money made in making final proofs upon the lands and in paying the sale price of $2.50 an acre was furnished by the Booth Kelly Lumber go.

     In May 1907 it is charged, the lands were transferred to the Booth Kelly Company by deeds, and the fact that the present record owners of the property recently had announced their intention to go upon the land for the purpose of removing timber, hastened the action of the district attorney in filing, the suit.

The lands are classed as among the especially valuable timber tracts of Lane county.  All of the defendants live in or near the town of Saginaw.

 

 

THE EUGENE DAILY GUARD        5‑28‑1910

 

OLD LANDMARK AT COBURG REMOVED

 

     Bud Simmons has just completed removing the old VanDuyn store building which stood on the west side of Willamette Street in Coburg.  We are told that this was one of the first buildings erected in Coburg.  It was built by a man by the name of Sutter and stood about 300 feet west of the last location.

     Sutter used it as a business building for several years, when he sold to William VanDuyn, who was in business in the building for 18 years, during this time it had been moved to the last location, and in 1902 selling to F. B. Sacket, who in turn sold to the Coburg Merc.  Co. Sept. 19, 1906.  Since the later date the building has been empty nearly half the time, as the Merc.  Co. moved the stock to the new building across the street.

     After Mr. Sacket sold the business to the mercantile Co., the Building was occupied by a restaurant, and for a short time, by the Brownsville Woolen Mills stock, then VanDuyn and Shannon occupied it in a grocery and small line of dry goods business.  Later Mr. Shannon purchased the VanDuyn interest and moved the stock to Mr. Bucknum's building on South Willamette Street.  Since that time, which was about three months ago, the building has been empty.

     Mr. Simmons expects to use the building for a barn and has taken it to his ranch northwest of the village.

‑Coburg Journal.

 

 

THE EUGENE DAILY GUARD    5‑31‑1910

 

S. P. SAWMILL AT MARCOLA STARTS UP TOMORROW


     It is learned by the Guard, that the Southern Pacific Co's sawmill No. 3, at Marcola will resume operations tomorrow and as soon as the other two plants can be placed in readiness they, too, will be started up again.  These mills have been idle since the panic in the fall of 1907‑ Before they closed down Marcola was one of the liveliest little places in the state, but

afterwards the place became like all other country communities and the people hoped and hoped for the reopening of the mills, with a final realization of their wishes.  From new on the little town will present its old‑time activity and thousands of dollars will be distributed there in wages every month.