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HIE ORPC.OX STVTFSMAS: KVXDAY. MAY I, 10!
UNIQUE HONOR ON R1ARMAGE DAY
TZT ! 1
I i'X " 5, v
- -. :
eanvrvnnine 1 I nnH RIvor was allA(1
Dog river. Little did "i realize', as
wun my lamny i maae my way slow
ly down the great Etream on a flat
boat, that some day I would sit here
watching limited trains of two trans
continental .lines and the magnifi-
cpnt tpam linn t a that havn csunnlant-
ed the old flatboats. As for the Col
umbia River highway, it must have
been a visidn of every pioneer who
travelled down the Columbia in the
early days. The journey was made
extremely difficult by the portage
at tne Cascades and the negotiation
of the treacherous rapids below. I
remember at this point we lost our
Cftest'of silver, containing the family
v n .
MRS. MARIA M'GUIRE
Mrs. Maria McGuire. who died in
Salem last Sunday at the home of her
son. A. B McGuire, 16S5 .Saginaw I
street, and whose funeral was held !
lit Hood River 'Wednesday as a bride
In the year 1853 had the unique dis
tinction of sharing with her husband
the honor of a recess of the Oregon
territorial legislature so that the
members of the session might attend
the wedding. The are believed to be
the only Oregonians who ever re
ceived this distinction. Mrs. Mc
Guire's husband) Joseph McGuire,
died at' Hood River in 1900.
After a strenuous journey with
her family from Toronto, Canada, to
Buffalo, X. Y., then across the plains
by ox team to 0regon in r 1852, -the
marriage of Mr. and -Mrs. McGuire
-took place in '18 5 3. -on Boone's island
at Salem;. Rev. Mr; Boone, a pioneer
Methodist Iminister,-was.lhe officiat-
' injg clergyman. The territorial leg
islature, was in session in a small
'wooden DUildlng next door to Rev.
.. Mr.. inone nome. tie invueu me
. 'members of the legislature to witness
the ceremony. The Bession declared
a recess and the members attended
- in a body.- t . " ' .". -
Mrs. McGuire leaves the following
sons and daughters: Waiter B. Me
.Guire and Mrs. Laura Baldwin of
Hood River, 1L C. McGuire of Clie
raw. Wash., George H. McGuire of
Colfax. Wash.. Charles C. McGuire.
or Spokane. Arthur B. McGnire or
Salejn. Grant U." McGuire of West
burn. Mrs. Clara D. Wolchlegel of
Zion City. 111. Mrs. Frances Ward,
another daughter, died in California
in 1902. and a son. Henry C. Mc
Guire died at Hood River in 191T.
At her death Mrs.r McGuire was
87 years old. having been born in
' .Mrsl McGuire was one of the most
active Red Cross workers in Salem
'as ntu; - flie was able to sew, mak
V lng "bandages, by the hundreds. She
- contracted grip about the middle pf
'-' January and when convalescent met
with an accident, falling from a chair
and -.- sustaining a dislocated lip-
SCom plications followed from -which
. , Vhe was unable to recover. She bore
her : suffering with great . toriuinae
and, remained cheerful to-the end.
She- was a devoted -mother and
ht much: sunshine and happi-
.'. ness to her acquaintances because oi
.,her kindly disposition. me oun
at Hooi River Wednesday
afternoon was in the family lot in
ihio.im .metervRev. J. u. Itlrscn-
ner. an old friend of the family, con
.'ti,tat thAc MfVlC -' - .L;
The following sketch of Mrs! Mc
" fiir i from the Hood River Glacier
and was written about four years
- ago: . ,
- PrinH of Mrs.; Maria' McGuire
mil ftl and a nioneer of 1852, the
' year of the largest immigrauon w
'. . Oregon, will, find her busy making
Christmas presents! And the gifts
you may be sure, are always prized
when" the great scenM? highway was
officially openeflU no Hood River man
or woman was' more enthusiastic
by those who receive them. , Fol
' lowing the custom of years, Mrs. Mc
Guire begins months before theule
tide season to prepare daintr treas
ures for her favored friends and rel
atives. She uses the sheerest of ma
t.i.t. inA th flnet of needles.
Mrs. McGuire learned those neat
stitches; such as cannot be equalled
by any machine, when a child in an
vtafly day private school. Her need
le work Js tlie wonder of all wnp
kn"W her. J : - ,,
Twenty-five yean-aco Mr. Me-
;uire apd her late hushand. the late
-' Joseph McGuire. who passed away
- on March 21. 100. retired from the.
hotel business at McMinnville. where
for many years they had been Ipcat
od . and rame here seeking health
for the latter. They built a home on
Cascade avenue, then not much more
than a krail. Mrs. McGuire-has seen
"Hood River row from a population
of a few linnd red soul ? to a proeres--lve
city, and today .I1 " '
- the Hood River extension of the hin
way passes her door. And last. year.
iMn Mrs. McGnire. as she sat on her
anA craved at the party
of prominent men of the sUte wtto
formed' the first party wurius up
. i....;ki i-rpK Amone the 111 pn
.. t - ihP hictiw was State
Treasurer Thomas W. Kay. n olrt
" time friend and former neighbor pt
rtroirnn nioneer woman..
........ , : 1. .... I1VOII .til I T
' t t-r.ulre. "havtnr
a i h transformation i
.i i. ,.r r.n:inrtation. havln?;
at-W th lntaUation of every
' i.t !.'. .'tiHricn modern conven
ience, to "my home. I believe I have
lived 59; years loo soon, .m.v "
tnnrnpv rinwn the
Columbia, just: 61
years ago,- required more time than
a transcontinental trip tanes iwj
nn.n i rnrall the site, of Hood River
In 1852 it was an, unbroken expanse
pf oak trees rovcring tho sloping
Mrs. McGuire. whose maiden name
wai Maria Moore, was born at Toron
to, Canada, January 24, 1832. The
family set out for Oregon, after read
ing stories of the great land of op
portunity, in 1852. crossing Iake
Ontario at Buffalo, N.-Y., across Lake
Michigan . the traveled . by boat to
Milwaukee Mrs. McGuire ws.s of a
family of eight children, four boys
ann four p-jrla. The dav before tne
Journey was begun her oldest bro
ther Crawford Moore, was married.
and the ox-cart journey across tne
rlaini -was hla honevmoon trin. This
brother while en route gave up tne
plans of going to Oregon ana leaving
the family of his father, proceeded
to Salt Lake, Utah. Later he settled
The journey, across the continent
consumed six months, the party ar
rivinr in Portland November 6. 1852
Portland was then but little more
than a village.
"The stumps of bU tree oould be
ueen in the streets." says Mrs Mc
Guire. . "All buildings were littie
one-story frame structures. The sign
of the? Oregonian was seen attacnea
tn nnefof these little buildings. My
fulherl immediatojy subscribed for
the paper. From that time tothis
I have been a regular reader oi ine
Oregonian. Today I wouW rather go
on two meals a day than to forego my
Ths lone trtn was a hard and te
dious one, according to the story of
the aged pioneer. But 1 1 miles-of
railway had been constructed in the
state of Wisconsin and none in Iowa
The party passed through DesMoines
and Cedar Ranids. Iowa.-then . mere
villages and the greater portion of
the fertile area of western Iowa v
vacant, with only an occasional build-in-
or small settlement.; A short
durance before the Missouri river
was reached .the party passed
tho Mormon settlement, of Kanes-
"At that time. eavs Mrs. Mc
p.iiira "thu Mormons were abandon
ing this point and leaving for Utah.
Wedid not see a single uuuuiue
wi.pr tfwlav Omaha is located. From
hat nnint nntll we reached Fort Lar-
a.UWr . .
im! on the Nortn riaiie we mu
eM a hniidine: The entire country
x&n occupied by Pawnee and Sioux
Indians and at all times we nau i"
nini nnr horses closely. At one
place we were detained for an ewtire
j ,vi.;u a hern contain as cuiui-
Uil 1 . ri miv. M - . . . .
anas ana muusauu, v. .
crowed our path. From Fort Lara-
::.:'J.J i - t tih then!
mlC We prcceeueu iu i
- ,1 ;n rr nnct Incated on what' IB I
. ii.ii i.iin reservation :
now tne ton V n
rot far from Pocateuo. ijie ir
then lay along the south side of
Snake river. Following thU trail
for about 40 miles without fod or
water for our stock, we finalU
reached a noint where the bank w-?
low enough for ns to descond and
rive the famished animal a drink.
The sound of water rushing over
Shoeshone falls some distance below
could be plainly heard. .
..yt .Mirr nr first tragedy
here was no feed tor the stock n
the souTi side of the river . bAtrlM
rrass was growing luxurlantlv on
the opposite side. My brother. C. W
f ..Athpr bor wer in-
"-'-.T '"'".r 'V.1; ss
they- reacuw iv .
pool and drowned MT brother w
left alone on tne -- J ; . - k
river with about iuu u -----
It would have been impossible for
him alone to have herded tne.n to
gether and have driven thera baeK
across the stream. One of the older
men nr the nartv gathered a nil in be
r nieres of driftwood and fashioned
a rude skiff, thus crossmt : tne r:er
to helj h;m. s .
"i chaii never foreet that tracedv
The mother of the dead bov was ly
ing in a wagon at our side of toe
stream nnrsinr. a week-old infant
h- A search Was made for tl.j bo
of "the victim, but we couid not flnl
. . 1 . I . . ... n nnMABKr,- frtr lift
1 1 an" vpl l l was iiCT.cf.-H. ' -
tn nnsh on. We learned latpr that
train followine our saw l!m re
mains of the poor. 'boy Iodised on
rnrks at Salmon f -lls.
"At Salmon fnlls we found another
nnrtv-'that had preceded us. They
were very much excited over t!e tour-
der of one of their men oy inf? m
.Han n thev thought. They rsVcd
na tn assist in a search foi the g nl-
ty person. In the purslt it wa t oot
found the' tracks or dm a smgie nn'
were in the wet sand. The "ho h 'ijr.l
nails in the soles of them, and it 'J
decided thatthe murderer must have
been a white man. A man. xhi l.ad
r.,r,u.riv hiwn a iupmlHT of the train
we had overtaken but had.ieltVatly
in the moruing followinj: the Mgedy.
was shortly overtaken, rouwo tfun
ty. the man was sentenced to be ijiot
A t a p "was placed over hi head. i.nd
men. some anneal with loadV-L riflfc--'
and othci-s with . guis ; tcntainin?-'
bfa-nks, were ordered to exer. . hlin.
When the prisoner was ordered to
t.nd up he did so. but epan te run.
Then, turning; he -cried. 1 will no
die running.' He fell h uttered
the cry. Tbe bodies of '.Uu murder
er and his vlrt'.ni were-placed in ilif
same grave. I might adl that the
murderer was given a fair trial by
"We reached The Dalles during 'he
last. days or October. We had iun
out of flour three days lel'oie our ar
rival, my father having used up ticcb
of our supply in feeding our oxen on
huge slices of bread with chunk of
Salt Pork in between. Th food was
given as a remedy for soim- kind of
poisoning that had attacked the ani
mals ' while they were crossing the
plains. Before we arrived at Tha
Dalles my mother walked three files
ahead of the, train to secure some ?t
the precious food material. Before
returning she. had baked some but
termilk bread.' and it was well for my
youngest brother, tormented by the
pangs of hunger, was crying fo food
when she arrived again in camp.
iThe snows had alrdy closed the
trail to the. Willamette valley to the
south of Mount Hood. We left all of
the stock at The Dalles to be win
tered. Because of tha severe wheth
er every last one of them perished.
"A portage railroad, the cars
drawn by mules, was in operation at
the cascades. The road I thin was
built and operated by Putnam and
Daniel Bradford, who with Captain
Ainsworth and others, built and op
erated the first steamboats on the
The Moore family crossed to Ore
eon City, where they rema'nfcd for a
short i'me. the father later filing on
a donation land- claim seven miles
frnm Salem. The WeddinK of Mr.
anit Mrs. McGuire occurred in 1853
"Rev. llrfone. a pioneer Metnoclist
minister, whose home was on Boone
TRiann nt Salem, officiated." lays
Mrs. McGuire. "The Oregon legislat
ure was in session ia a little house
nuit rinnr ann at ltev. Boone's re
quest, all of the legislators were in
vited to witness the ceremony.
'i hnve a hook telling of ihe pio
neer history of the Methodist church
and giving biographical siceicnes oi
many of the pioneer ministers. When
I growdonesome I take the book nd
riiH it nver - Nearly ail oi uw
at one time or anothe peacbed at
the little log cam n nom-i oi " -
Mr. and Mrs. McGuire resided first
at Oregon City, where Mr. McGuire.
a miller bv nrofession. coma iuuu-
vi. rte Iteeanse of his poor licaun
uia bviv.. . -
they took p a donation ctaim urr
miles east of Amity. ' Fo.- 25 years
they lived there, developius Vneir fer
tile tract. Then renting the farm to
their oldest son. hey went ta MCMinn-
vllleto take up the hotel uusine.
vii- vi rr.nl re is known far and
wide for her hospitalitv as a hostess
ana :nr- ur ie,---- ,
-MMinrtviUe be?aine the oen
UfCI " t ... . . .
r .,.!-, i ure tnere. anu
ler r... -- .
.. the nannnei.
were ia uanc. - ,
that were riven. Mrs. mc
Guire. while she spend tre
-knme here eoea. eacii '-
either to Calif orniar theWillan
nil Tine every, season
spent at the tetter point she is Tre-
i MAntinrori it w Mdiiic
quenny i-uvu... ...n ,h.
rriend of the days wn she kept the
hotel Last winter wun ner -?.
Baldwin: vho lives
ie.V. xi r McGuire was
Wlin ner nn. , - Tbev
r,r the w nter tn Salem. Tiiey
7 at the home of the
...-in . Po 1 mro V
Hon. uiiau ui
"The taste of those dll0"!"!
blackberry pies and other gonn ".,
a . nnV. Mrs. Mcuuire,
VOU UM ,.
... .oo.e frnm mv mfmorj
Wlll -necr ' .
declarea Air. vj"1'"".
On a lot adjoining the home place
v.: n,nher here H. Vi. MCVjui.
fg 111? iuv
several yeaers ago built a home
. muH tn Portland.
nas 5iu m.w..-.--
"While the ramuy o.
r..; nnther or 111 V ROI1S,
nere. -.- ,
a on .1 nis puu. --w - '
tuner w, - , ,
. . ; rc nnrt snnKS uu
me. He was ow. - - .
I do not believe a womau
in the northwest. ' :" v
in -. . Hnne more work
nuire. wuu .
. . j i helieve. wnen
man i naw ; " ; ,h.
crossed the contmeni. 7
members of tne party.
n" -7 to-thirds of the dis-
wais-eu i. , T
tance The oxen were w a
ns and we would congregate and
-ua nf the main party. et
. t am happier, stronger
r,d strudier for the experience. Now.
the foure-score mark,
alter cvaw,e .
the one thing that worries most
Is that I cannot nna eaou
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
BRESENT ADVERTISERS Increase your ipace.
PROSPECTIVE ADVERTISERS Bring your plans to a
head and start advertising immediately.
Advertising began as an afterthought of businessy but
became the forethought Just as it was a part of the fore
thought of war that insured victory, so advertising must be
come the forethought cf peace to insure prosperity.
Advertising Anticipates, j
Advertising is the surest, quickest, and most economical
selling force known to industry today. ;
The power of an idea multiplied in millions of minds
mover governments or goods as the case may be.
The Department of Labor urges more advertising by
merchants and manufacturers to insure the present' pros
perity of the Nation.
U. S. DEPARTMENT
BOG Ell B. BABSOX, Director General. Information itnd Education Service.
W. B. WILSON,. Secretary
Fisher (W. U.). Spearson (Chema
wa). Time 2:7.
Javelin throw H. Dimlck tW.
V.), Johnsoa . (Chemawa). Choate
(Chemawa). Distance 13S ft., S in.
220-yard dash Choate (Chema
wa), Medler (W. U.). Dimlck, (W.
U.). Time 23:2 sec.
Pole vault K. Lyman (W. U.).
Johnson (Chemawa), H. Lyman (W.
- .1 . iu ieeu.
Broad jump Choats (Chemawa).
Nichols t IT.i. IMmlpk IW 11
The relay race was won by Che-
The afternoon was ended hv the
tub race ou the Mill stream in which
tepresentativea from eacn class par
ticipated and by the tug-of-war
r across. me mui race, neiiner team in
Indians from Chemawa Lose the later succeedug.ia puiimg
IUUiaii I onnonentji Into the water
TRACK EVENTS ;
to Willamette Athletes on
-i Ailtv fnllowiac the wind-
t- r .k. Mv nole yesterday W'll
i ,,nverKitv met Chemawa in
a irack meet on sweetiana i .- .
winning by: a score of 69 to 53.
Following ts a list of events:
100-vard dash Choate (Chemi-
wa. Thomas (Chemawa). Medler
I W I".) Time 10.2.
Shot put Nichols (W. 1".),. Futn-
erland (W. IT.), Choate (Chemawa).
Distance 35 feet.
- Mile run Spearson . (Chemawa).
nMinp. OV. V.). Hacine (Chemawa l
Time 4 : t-". ; . .
i -o-vard hnrdles 'Urtholomew
(W. IV).. Medler (W. .U.. Suckles
(Cheniiiwa) lo sec. flat.
140-rard dash Fisher (W. !).
M.vrroe" (Chemawa). 'Tahlo (Chema
weV Time 54 see. . . , ;
Hish jump-Nnchols snd Tasker
IW. IT.), tied for. first. Knuckles and
Kennedy (Cliemawa) tied for third
Discus Choate (Chemawa).
Kennedy j (Chemawa). Nichols I W.
U.). 115 feet. .
- 220-vard hurdl Medler, (W, U.)
Bartholomew (W. U.J, Johnsoa
(Chemawa). 2S sec, flat.
840-yard dash Obllog (W. l).
opponents into the water. The
freshmen represented by O'Hara won
the tub rare At 8 o'clock the Ju
nior prom was held on the campus
lor students, aiumni ana visitors
Yesterday morning Miss Mary
i-'jndley (Junior) and Noble Mood he
(freshman) completely outclassed
the Corvallis tennis players. MIjm
Findlev winninc from Miss Florence
Holt. 6-2. 6-1. and Moodhe from Hen-
iderson K-? C-1
' Chairmen of the commute for the
May day celebration were: Student
lunch Fay Peringer, campus work.
Harold Dimlck. Queen's court. Rob-
bin Fisher. Margaret Goodin. junior
prom. Beraiee Knuths. . May day
breakfast. Velam Baker, and pro
gram. Raymond Rarey.
King and Queen Viewing Victory Bell for
Westminster Abbey Just After It Had Been Cast
ACIH KX llltlKFS
' Farmers are busy with I heir
A Hammer and sons. Roy and Mar
vin, left Tuesday for- Brletenbtrsn
springs to remain indefinitely.
'.Mrs. A. Williams who has been ser
iously ill for the past month, ii Im
proving. Lieutenant James Peebles U at
tending law college In Lyons, France.
He expects to be at Lyons until July.
Frank Haynes has been trans-
r - . . m m - - r a
I Pt I
Filverton and the Faryen .brothers
and families and Mr. and Mrs. John
Varneykern ef West SUvtoa were
Sunday visitors. ; -
The Auburn Sunday school will ob
serve Mother's Day May 11 with an
Born To Mr. and Mrs. Leslie
Bray. April 20. a daughter. ;
Miss Esther Sneed is visiting her
grandparents. Mr. and-Mr. J. Hid
den of Salem, and Is etteadlng the
May Day festivities at Willamette
university. . '
ft J '- -t C
frrrei to Camp dtrlis ljtf. Miry
land, and is not expected home for
Mr. an. I Mrs. Bradley and daugh
ter. Mrs. Vernal Yates of Salnni were
calling oif old friends Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C.eorge lro; f Sa.
lent were dinner guests at the A.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Peebles had
s their week-end guests. Mr. and
Mrs. William Folgcr and children f
Thl Is to certify that I was af
flicted with cancer cf the nipple for
two - ream, which wnmerf m
I applied to Dr. R. C. Stone for
treatment ana in short time the
cancer came out to my great relief.
The place soon healed tip perfectly.
I write -this recommendation at
my own suggestion tor I feel It my
duty to let those similarly afflictM
know that a. cure Is available hr
simply applying to Dr. Stone.
April 28. Ul.
Mrs. It. J. SUng. i
j SI N. High St.. Salem.
S. C STONE, M. D. I
(Stone's Drug Store) ;
.241 North commercial mreet...
I'vnitKtlrtn Mtl Advke Fre.