The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, October 27, 1920, Page 8, Image 8

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(Continued from page 2.)
in 1854, 20 years after the arrival
of Jason Lee, and he presided at
the second session of the Oregon
Conference. He called Jason Lee
"the peer of any icnan who adorns
the roll of modern workers of the
Church of Christ'
Harvey K. Hines. notable
pioneer minister and editor of the
Pacific Christian Advocate eight
years, dipped into tlie life and
work of Jason Lee deeper than any
1 other man. Concerning his posi-
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Hon in the forefront rof Oregon s
life, he wrote: "JasoflrLee's work
can never die. Its influence will
flow on forever. His place as first
and most influential in determin
ing the course of history in the
Northwest can never be success
fully contested. Careful and can
did historians on a survey of the
decade from 1834 to 1844, that
really decide the character and po
sition of Oregon, both in the ele
ments of its intellectual and social
life, and in its relation to the
United States, cannot fail, to see
that he was , first in every move,
ment that determined that his
James W. Bashford, Bishop of
the Methodist Episcopal Church,
author of "The Oregon Missions,"
aftd student of missionary move
ments throughout the world.
reached this conclusion: "The
simple story of his deeds places
Jason Lee's name high on the
beadroll of prophets and martyrs
begun in the eleventh chapter of
Hebrews and not yet concluded."
And after a careful survey of the
undertakings of Jason Lee and his
associates, the Bishop adds: "Our
share in the Oregon Missions is
the most important joint home and
foreign misionary enterprise of the
Methodist Episcopal Church."
Why was it so Important? Be-
"The Flame of
l Hellgate" '
k Death Trail Romance of
Daring Horsemanship of
Reckless Cattle Rustlers
Sage Tea and 8ulihur Turns
Gray, Faded Hair Dark
and Gloy
Almost everyone ; knows that
Sage Tea and Sulphur, properly
compounded, brings back the
natural color and lustre to the
hair when faded, streaked or
.gray. Years ago .the only way was
to get this mixture was, to make
it at home, which is mussy and
troublesome. "
Nowadays we Bimply ask at any
drug store far "VVyeth's Sage and
sulphur Compound." You will
get a large bottle of this old-time
recipe improved by the addition
of other ingredients, at very lit
tla cost. Everybody usqs this pre
paration naw, because no one
can possibly tell - that you dark
ened your hair, as it does it so
naturally and evenly. You damp
en a sponge v soft brush with it
and draw, this through your hair,
taking one small strand at a
time', by morning' the gray hair
disappears, and after another ap
plication or two, your hair be
comes beautifully dark thick and
cause it was the .beginning of a
movement, which, not only planted
a church, but carried the flag of
the Republic to the shores of the
Western sea. i-.. j
Bishop Bashford: ;also concurs
in this fine statement from the pen
of Harvey K. Hines. "In the mis-i
sionary annals of the Methodist
Episcopal Church Jason Lee bears
he same relation to" Melville B.
Cox as In our early history Bishop
Asbury bore to Bishop Coke. Coke
was the prophetic dreamer; As:
bury lealized Coke's dream. So
Cox was a splendid prophecy of
the triumph of the kingdom. He
entered Africa with comprehensive
plans and flawless consecration on
March 9, 1833." Four months and
twelve days later he Jay dead .up-
on the Held, leaving the church
only his heroic commons, "Let a
thousand fall before Africa be
given up!" Lfee had barely time
to hear the dying cry for Africa;
before taking up his march toward
the western shores of America.
There hi became in fact what Cox
was in splendid purpose the man
who set the stamp of his life, as
well as the glory of his death, up
on the missionary enterprises of
the Church."
Albert Atwood, charter member
of Puget Sound Conference, author
of "The Conquerors," a study of
the conquests of the pioneers,
which is full "of ' information of
notable men and women of that
period, - thus characterized the
apostle of Christianity. in Oregon:
"Jason Lee possessed a genial spir
it, a warm and loving heart, a
kindly nature and a greatness of
character that easily made him the
peer of the greatest and best men
in the world. He was a patriot
and a Christian of the noblest
- "The name of Jason Lee is chis
eled deeper than any other in the
historic shaft that commemorates
the deliverance of this fair land
from the control of savage tribes,
which he came to bless,! and not
large herd of cattle into the Wil
lamette Valley from California.
which broke the monopoly -of the
Hudson's Bay Coupany, Is de
scribed by Professor Lyman, and
Jason Lee's part in the enterprise.
l.o the Memorial to Congress
prepared by Jason Lee, with the
assistance of P. L. Edwards and
David Leslie, and signed by prac
tically all the adult men in the
Willamette Valley, 36 in number,
praying that the government
would consider the importance of,
the Oregon country and the ques
tion of acquisition. Jason Lee,
was the prime mover in both un
dertakings, and in a burst of ad
miration Professor Lyman im-
ished his eulogy with these words:
"In short, to Jason Lee, more
than to any one, unless we except
Dr. Marcus Whitman, must be at
tributed the inauguration of that
remarkable chain of causes and ef
tects. a long line of sequences, by
which Oregon and oar Pacific
Coast in general became American
possessions, and the international
destiny of our nation was se
The Memorial to Congress was
dated March 16. 1838. and it gave
the impact which brought about
the results so vividly described by
Prof. Lyman.
Harvey W. Scott, editor of the
Oregonian, who spoke with author
ity on all questions pertaining to
Oregon, paid a fine tribute to
Jason Lee. It will be observed that
the possible exception to the prim
acy or Jason Lee, noted by Profes
sor Lyman, is overruled by Mr.
Scott. He said:
"I regard the immigration
movement inaugurated by Jasn
Lee in Illinois and elsewhere,
throughout the country as his
greatest work in behalf of Oregon.
It was not nntil American mission
aries entered and possessed the
country that a foothold was gained
for the occupation of Oregon by
! American settlers.. As settlers and
colonizers our missionaries became
to destroy. His name , is written ftne chief force that Americanized
first and highest upon the roil oi . Oregon
" W. D. Lyman, Professor of His
tory, Whitman College, and author
of valuable books on pioneer Ore
gon, exalts Jason Lee and his
work.. . He stresses his heroism,
his shrewd common sense, and his
vital Americanism. Mr. Lyman
"Jason Lee looms large on the
background of the history of Ore
gon. His life, though short, was
heroic and influential.- It may be
said of him that be combined re
ligious zeal with shrewd common
sense and capacity to see and
adapt himself to the business and
political conditions of his time
glossy and you look years young-j and place.
I The great task of bringing a
It is not too much to say that
most of those who came to Ore
gon during the first 20 years of
settlement and growth were moved
to come by the agitation begun
and carried on by those engaged
in the missionary cause. In my
conception Oregon was secured to
the United States by a train of
events in which .numerous persons
were important actors. Neverthe
less, I must five, chief credit to
our beginning as an American
state to the missionary effort of
iWhich Jason Lee was the pro
The Protestant missionaries
were tire main instruments that
peopled Oregon with Americans.
They established the sovereignty
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or the United States in the Pacific
Northwest. Lee induced the gov
ernment of the United States to
participate in the colonisation and
support of the country.' In this
work no name itands or win siana
above that of Jason Lee." ,
Charles B. Moores. son of a
pioneer family, student of Oregon
history, sometime speaker of the
House of Representatives or ne
Oregon Legislature, said: "Jason
Lee was Salem'a first and greatest
citizen, lie was the most con
spicuous figure of Oregon poineer
Methodism. He was in at the be
ginning. His was the direct mas
ter mind. He was the incarna
tion of the Church, as Washington
was the incarnation of the Col
onies. Although comlnr as an
evangelist. Lee was Methodism's
most effective contribution to the
civil development of the state.
"The chief glory of Methodism
is. not that she did better or great
er things than others might have
done under similar circumstances,
but that she had the courage, the
prescience and the enterprise to
lead the vanguard and preempt
the field. It was the good fortune
of Lee and his missions to appear
in the crucial years. Much of the
work of others was sporadic and
done at a time when public senti
ment was not receptive or respon
sive. The work of Lee was oppor
tune, sustained, continuous and ef
fective. In his second eastern eam-
palgn. in an over dosen states. 13 j
months were spent. That cam
paign was the grestest single in
fluence in starting the Immigra
tion of 18 43."
T. T. Geer, former governor of
Oregon, saw in Jason Lee a lever.
which uplifted the Oregon country
and rolled it in another course. He
wrote in "Fifty Tears in Oregon":
"I la ImtuMilhla In rn hrnnd
Jason Lee in Oregon history. Back
of him there is a void no schools.
no churches, no agriculture, no
homes. Indeed, there was no civil
ization. There were trappers, fur
traders, a few white men with
native wives, adventurers without
a purpose In life. But Lee. with
his companions, on the 6th day of
October, 1834, pitched their tents
on the banks of the Willamette
River. 10 miles below where Sa
lem now is, and proceeded to found
the ' Methodist mission, from
whence at once began to radiate
the influence of Christianity for
the first time in all the Oregon
J. B. Horner, Professor' of His
tory, Oregdn Agricultural College,
laid this flower on the breast of
Jason Lee. He said: "There waa
something so permanent and far-
t . k. . . m ' 1 I 1
rcacumg in won jason ieej aid
that only as time passes can we
see the results of his labors, and
fully understand the colossal ef
forts put forth by this Christian
gentlemen for the enllghtment of
Bancroft, author of a History of
Oregon, gives this pen picture of
Jason Lee: "Light In complexion,
thin lips closely shut, prominent
nose, and rather massive Jaws;
eyes of superlative spiritualistic
blue. high, retreating forehead,
carrying mind -within; aomewhat
long hair, pushed back, and giving
to the not too stern but positively
marked features a slight Puritan
leal aspect. Though not devoid
of worldly ambition, he was sin
cere and sound to the core. Strong
in his possession o himself, there
was nothing Intrusive in his na
ture. Though talking was a part
of his profession, his skill was
exhibited as much in what he left
unsaid as in his most studied ut
terance. Frank and affable in his
intercourse with men. he inspired
confidence in those with whom he
had dealings and was a general
A strong, sincere, devout man
was Jason Lee, and well fitted for
ms great task.
movement. It i my privilege to
speak of his influence in build
ing this glorious WUUrnette val
ley, upon the ruins oi pa ran ism
ccupjs an mlnsre !ntuntrta
tie. Oregon will forever b la
debt t Jason Le.
"It Is fitting, therefore, that In
lumn the came formerly given to
II this mighty territory, this
v - a, uuur.. auu i ! v iBii aeatn es loved cv
his strong countenance mould j Oregon return to V.nT11- S
look down , upon the j attre of adorttoa aa Afcl (
of the empire which h formed. r WJ
a new heaven and a new earth ot, this capitol of the state which as-
free Institutions and cnrutian
"Around the world It Is eve" so.
The gosrel is the pioneer. The
missionary blazons the trail
which becomes the highway of
the immigrant and later a trans
continental railroad. It wai' so
in Inula, and in Africa, and in
South Atactica, and It as so in
Oregon. To Jason Lee and his
colleagues mut be attributed
those original Impulses that have
resulted in ths high morale and
Intellectual life of th? northwest
territory. That he hlmwlf vas
influential in shaping the come
of history In this northwest can
never be doubted. He was fore
most in every activity that deter
mined our ploner hl'tory. He
come. the moral
which has bevta awe.
"We mar t.,.
room, ana m rwn
Which hs fsl
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"Shall we be worthy son o"
such a si re 7 bnaii that ecc:e- watet.
lasticism wnzen ni organ i?r:f about
piiiBiaiB sue eyiiii buu inur '"'re? Br
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tk. fnnnner? It la for llirvu ako ...J Wwtta-
follow In bis footsteps to deter-1 JJ ' h4
mine. Shall they wh bare ro- : ' " U .
flted by the glorious instttationi
of this favored section ot '"th-
land or tne rree. ana ine nooi?
of the brave" fulfill the large . , .
vision which thU man undouht- w7 lZV
eaiy receiveai onau we iranmii: h
of the region woaltf taTJ
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(Continued from page 2.) -
therefore, came with the Bible.
but also with the plow, and with
the sawmill, and the crlst mill
lie, therefore, came not only to
preach to the Indians, bnt to be
the founder ot a colony and even
tually of a commonwealth. He
came to he a germinal force which
should grow Into government, and
flower Into rich and varied insti
tutions. Truth Held KsMentUl.
"Art for art's sake is a distor
tion. Truth for truth's sake Is
false. Church for Church's take
is monstrous. Art and truth and
ecclesiasticism are for humanity's
take, and that lifts all Into glory.
That made early missionary ef
fort worth while; made it worth
the money spent freely like oint
ment rrom the alabaster box;
made It- worth the lives not
counted dear by the heroes and
heroines of early Oregonian days;
made It worth every toil in pri
vation, every tear over untimely
deaths, every love, and every en
thusiasm. That is the sky that
haloes and hallows the name of
Jason Lee.
"Rut much of th work in all
activities i accomplishes! Indiwt-
ly. Jason Lee came to p roach at
apiruoai gospel, but h-s more than
those who sent him, or almost any
other in that , early , day,
seemed to comprehend that the
gospel meant a larger life, social,
economical and political. We
know now that It m?ant sky
scraper building, transcontinent
al railroading and Irrigation en
gineering. He did not know what
it meant In detail, but he grasped
the problem of a future civiliza
tion. He was a missionary of
the most verile kind, devoted to
his comparatively bumll- task,
but he was likewise a ali'tesman
laying the foundation of an em
pire. He had an eye for detail
and circumstances, but a mind
also Tor generalization and fore
sight. Marvelon, 'oniv Tol.l
"Oth-rs today will speaV
his marvelous couraxe. and
his contribution to th-j life
Oreson. It is, mine ti rpajr
a more general way of this man
who srt marks on all the moun
tain peaks to guide tVe popula
tion that soon wa to p-ur Into
these valleys. It Is mine lo call
attention to the providential
character of the man who was
the leader of providential
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