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80tk . jCnntVersakt Edition The ? Oregon Statesman!
EAST PAY VISIT
Bowles of Springfield, Re
publican Hides out .'
With A. Bush
la 1869 a party of eastern not
ables consisting- of Schuyler Col
fax, 'Sm. Bowles' of the Spring
field 'Republican, Lieut. Gov. Bros
of Illinois, one of .the owners of
the, Chicago Tribune; A. D. Rich
ardson, correspondent of the New
York Tribune., The party pot up
at the old Bennett House and were
given a breakfast by the Salem
citizens which was presided over
by Gov. Gibbs.
. According to the story In an ol4
"Statesman" Colfax and Richard
son were oat " on the veranda ad
dressing the crowd which had as
sembled. Bowles accosted A Bush
who was stopping at the hotel, and
said he did not want to "orate" and
wanted to hide out. . Bush took him
to the dining room. '
"On the center of one ' of the
tables sat a bowl of fine, luscious
raspberries "a rare luxury in Ore
gon at .that time. Bowles asked
Bush if he knew to whom they be
longed. Bush answered that i-fa Jid
not, but remarked that if Bowles
wanted to eat any of them he had
better 'get in'. This they did, and
soon the bowl had a very lonesome
look, and Bowles and Bush 'were
pretty well satisfied. They, after
ward learned that some kind lady
from the Waldo Hills had sent.
the berries in as a present to Mr
xears Trass in
Files of The Statesman
Upon Occasion r of Its J 80th Anniyersarj as an Oregon Paper
1887 -Bennett house burned
HtVh1ihfr5i.of the Times Taken From
V Ji" J A
$20fl00 Subsidy I
"A'nuTnber of. the leading; cit
izens of -Salem met last evening in
the parlors of .the Capital National
Bank to consider a proposition for
establishing : a woolen mill at this
place. J. H. i Albert was, chosen
president," and C. B. Moore, secre
tary." Statesman, Dec. 19, 1888.
Thomas" Kay of Brownsville out
lined a proposition ' at this . meet-'
ing, and out of this grew the pres
ent "Thomas Kay Woolen Mills." j
A $20,000 subsidy was raised the
following February in less than
three weeks with 352 firms and in
Rev. Parrish in :
1889 Drives First
Street Car Spike
Jan. 1, 1889, Rev. J. L. Parrish
drove first spike in Salem street
railway with first American axe
ever brought to Oregon, sent
around Cape Horn by Methodist
mission, arriving 1844.
Capital City Railway organized
in 1889 with $50,000 stock. Board
of directors: Rev. P. .S. Knight, W.
T. Gray. M. L. Chamberlin, L.
Kuhn, G. W. Webb, David Simp
son and O. E. Krausse. J
Happy Prestige ', ;
By A. E. Voorhies I
Publisher, Grants Pass
TERMIT me to con
gratulate you in
honor of the 80th birth
day anniversary of your
newspaper. For 35 years
from my position as a
publisher I have watch
ed the progress of The
Statesman in its dual
place as pioneer in the
annals of Oregon his
tory and champion of
progress with justice.
The Statesman stands in
a position to enjoy ; its .
happy prestige indefinitely."
1851 Oregon Statesman, founded at Oregon City. -Territorial
legislature locates capital at Salem. '
Salem lodge No. 4, A. F. & A. M., organised.
1 85 2 Henry Clay and . Daniel Webster die. ;
- Gold discovered on Rogue river.
Chemeketa lodge No; 1,1. O.O.-F., organized.
' Y First M. E. church (Salem) ereots first ; chtfrch.'cost $9000.
1853 First Marlon county courthouse erected; - I r
Foundation for territorial eapitol laid at Salem.
Oregon Statesman moved to Salem.-
First democratic territorial convention held In Salem.
Rogue river Indian war.. ; . '
1854 Statesman, democratic, opposes "Maine-law" (prohibition).
First agricultural -society, on Pacific coast formed at Salem;
first fair held. , - . -j-.-i- V
1855 Legislature locates capital at Corvallis, university at Jackson
ville.. - , . , ,
Statesman, moves to Corvallis,. and-baek. to Salem when De
cember legislature relocates capital here.
New territorial eapitol burned. .
Indian wars waged. t. .
1856 Willamette Woolen Mfg. Co. starts In Salem on Boon's
island; Santlam canal dug. , .
First republican territorial convention at Albany.
First telegraph message received at Salem (valley line that
1 later went "haywire"). i
Vote favors statehood.
1857 State constitution written tn Salem. , .
Salem Incorporated; holds first election. "'
1858 -Division In democratic pary In Oregon.:
statesman turns against Joa Lane, delegate to congress.
.' Republican territorial convention meets In 8alem. . ,
185? Oregon admitted to union. , (
Slavery agitation, becomes intense.
1860 Lincoln elected president; carries Oregon.
Statesman supports Douglas against Breckinridge and Lane.
., Coalition sends Nesmith, democrat, and E. D. Baker, repub
lican, to U. S. senate.
1861 Civil war breaks out.
Oregon loyal bnt southern sympathizers numerous and bitter.
Great flood of Willamette.
Lane's dream of "Pacific republic" fades.
1862 First Oregon cavalry formed.
Greenbacks create money problem. in country accustomed to
gold. .Salem -merchants start -discounting them 10 per cent,
;. f . later more. : . ?.: .- . ?& . : ' ' r : ; ; .
1863 Flouring- mill startfed:aJo"uirBldft:woolen mijl. ' -Telegraph
completed, from California; supplies .'The Statesman
. l with war: news. - -j; : ".,....- -'
- First big fire In Salem; r (
.. Bush and-Nesmith. sell Statesman. '
1864 Gold. exltement On Santlam.
Statesman publishes a dally several -months.
Salem wins election for state-capital,-79' majority. -Cornerstone
of-Waller' hall laid. . .
1865 Endof war; Lincoln assassinated; Oregon mourns.
1866 Statesman! supports President Johnson against congress.
1867 Oregon Pioneer society formed-In Salem.
Pioneer oil mill (linseed oil) started in Salem.
Statesman -merged with Unionist.
1868 Ground broken at Portland for California railroad,
Statesman (Unionist) begins daily publication. .General Grant
1869 Ben Holladay completes first '20 miles of railroad -south of
Portland and wins land grant.
S.' A. Clarke 'acquires Unlonisfand' renames It Statesman.,.
Reed opera house company formed.
-. Golden spike driven linking Union Pacific and Central Pacific,
- (.completing transcontinental railroad.
Chemekete hotel built.
1S70 O. & C. railroad reaches Salem.
, Gas works constructed.
s Water, franchise 'granted-to J. M. Allen and David Allen.
1871 Salem water works constructed under supervision of W. F
Boothby; intake in. river below iron works.
First Salem city directory issued.
1872 Appropriation voted for new eapitol.
First Methodist ehureh building erected. ;
Marion couiity courthouse built.
Agricultural Works started, in Salem.
1873: Work begun on new eapitol, cornerstone laid. I
O. & C. construction stops at Roseburg.
Hard times. I
Canal and locks finished at Oregon City.
1874 O. & C. In receivership.
Orover estimated state exports at ten million, dollars; wheat
and flour four millions; timber and coal one million.
1875 Greenbacks still In use at discount
Salem schools divided into grades.
1876 Centennial year, exposition at Philadelphia.
: University opens at Eugene. .
I Henry Vlllard takes management of O. A C. for German bond
holders. Willamette .woolen mill burned.
1877 Chief Joseph leads Nez Perees in war over loss of Wallowa
; Hayes becomes president after contest with Tilden.
1878 West side railroad finished to Corvallis. S
1879 Resumption of specie payment.
Villard acquires Oregon Steam Navigation Co.
1880 President Hayes visits Oregon, first visit of a president to
1881 Chinese labor inroads on Pacific coast; exclusion urged.
O. & C. R. R. reorganised by Villard. . ; , j
1882 Legislature makes normal schools at Monmouth and Ashland
state normal schools.
1883 Celebration of completion of Northern Pacific into Portland;
, Ex-President Grant a visitor at celebration.
1884 R. J. Hendricks buys interest in Statesman.
Cleveland elected president, first democrat since war.
Vlllard totters on throne of railway empire.
First telephone installed, office' Chemekete hotel.
1885 R,. S. Wallace, buys into Sajem Water company, many im
provements. ' 1 " -
Oregon Pacific railroad completed, Corvallis to Yaquina.
Oregon State Agricultural college established" at Corraliis.
. Capital National bank founded. ' ......
1886 First bridge across Willamette at Salem. ' 1
: . First electric lights.
O. & Ci completed through SIsklyous; spike driven at Ashland.
. Regular telegraphic news service begins : to .statesman... -
1888 Statesiian joins California Associated Press. .' 1 f -'
Movement for new woolen mill launched. ' r 'f - '
1889 First slreet railway starts in Salem, horse-drawn cars. '
1890 R S. Vfallaco starts first cannery. ; 1 t ; " , "
Great flood; WiMamette bridge washed away; rebuilt; '
Associated Press opens Portland bureau. , v :
Capital pity street railway starts electric line. ... I ;
Lake Labis h train wreck. " , i '
1891 Presideast Harrison visits Oregon.
Agitation over street paving and removing hitching racks from
sides of principal streets. ' r i f'
"Scotcli mills" on North Front street sold to Messrs. W.-M.
Ladd, Theodore Wilcox and A. N. Bush. ; , s. . .
Statestrtan adds photo-engraving plant. '
1892 'Baseball popular. ' . I f '
. Free Silver agitation marked; populist party emerging.
Battleship Oregon bollt at San Francisco. j t-
Portland syndicate buys light plant frqm Thomas Holman for
$35.0004 Incorporators of Salem Light and Power company
. Z. Mitchell. O. R. Proctor and J. L. Hartman.l -
Jiin Cotbett knocks out John L. Sullivan.
Nancy Hanks trots mile In 2:04.
1893 PanlcJ . V
Statesman installs two-linotypes. . - . - .
Chicago! World's Fair. . i
1594 Coxey's Army; bank and railroad . company failures numer
' ous. ; ' 5
Homestead and Pullman strikes; ' .-' ' V. '
Marion jfounty Fruit Growers' union formed; leasee Wallace
cannery. ," . j. ' . ; ' . .
Portland Mazamas organized, y- '! . j j
15 95 George R. McBride elected U. S. senator over Dolph on 59th
ballot, airier long deadlock. : , -
r Sunday closing .of saloons agitated in Salem.
Prices vry low; farmers urged to plow up hop fields.
' City half under construction. ; i !'
- t William and England banking house (not one ;pC ; 'general
I commercial deposit) and State Insurance company fall. .
' Salem Consolidated R. R. and tealem Light and Power com
pally paa! into receivership. , f ', J :
Kay wooen mill burned. , Salem subscribes 325,000 to rebuild
mill.-';!; i: - .. .
189 6 Woolen Jnill rebuilt. - - . 1
McKlnlef elected president over Bryan and free sliver.
Statesman; strong for-"sound money" and McKinley.
Tax levies: County. 4.1 mills; state school, 6 mills; indigent
soldlers.J mill; state. 4.8 mills; school district, 4 mills; cityV
8 mills JTotai 26 muis. ( f
Salem Efks lodge, formed. '
IS97: Leglslatuire deadlocks full forty days over election of senaton .
Charges Lf graft and corruption raised.:. - , - ,
Governors and Mrs. Lord and Statesman urge development of
flax Industry. , I
"New ana beautiful cltv hall ' completed. 1
Klondlkef gold discovery.
1S9S Battleship Maine blown up; war with Spain.
Companies B and I, Salem, merged into Company K. First
Regular Oregon Volunteers. i ' !
Battleship Oregon's great voyage. ; r
1SS9 Philippine insurrection. . ; - " 1 ' '
Salem gelts appropriation for postoffice. i
Krubalmejl beef scandals. - ' I
Jeffries defeats Bob Fitzsimmons. i I
1900 Statesmh Publishing company starts Pacific Homestead,.
Cream separators advertised. v-. ' - 1' .. -Bryan
visits Salem. " ' ' ' ) i ! ' -
Cornerstone of I. O. O. F. temple. laid. I V t -' ' '. r
Boer war,J ' '
1901 Presdent filclvfnley shot; Roowevelt succeeds him", i -.; .; 5 -
Grand opfera house opened; Iteed opera house, , used-for 3 0
years, yields to new theatre.' v ; 'j. '
liar rim am acquires control of Southern. Pacific. v
Mitchell fleeted senator on 51st ballot after long deadlock.
V. M. C JV. gets old State Insurance company building. , ;
New pdHtiffice building begun. - . . ... ! L
Rural fre delivery established out of Salem. L
Cream eeSjaratora advertised. ,;.:; '".-:,; "
, Boxer revidt In China. 'j J .
1902 Harry Triey and David Merrill escape from Oregon prison.
Tracy t-piarulti suiciae when cornered in eastern Washington
after leaving trail o.' murders behind; is burled In Salem. :.
Anthrat-itfi strike, i . ;' .? .r' $i ' '
Sam G6mj?rs visits Salem. ' '' .'' j"
Queen Viiioria dies. - ' , .1 .:
Auto accipnt in France reported in Statesman; car: hits tree
trunk, ;! f j" . ; :i v- j ' : , '
Buffalo; Bill's wild weet show in Salem.
(lood roac4 agitated: crushed rock road from Liberty; to Sa
lem, builti by W. J. Culver, attracts wide interest. ..'
Statesman! runs piano contest. . '( H i; I ;
Otto Wilsn introduces first automobile to. Salem, h -: ". r
1903 Tnjst-bnEting popular. I ;
George Ctjamberlaln becomes governor. . -Postotf
Icerfcompleted. ,".'. .. I ' ' '. .
President Moosevelt visits Salem. . " j T '' -
1904 Lbuisian a Exposition at St. Lou la: , . . j .1 "
Roosevelt elected president. , ' " I. j :
Russo-Japanese war. ' ' ' i .''..':. .j ' .
Eugene vBffwe working for linen mill here. 0 ; !
Salem State bank organized (becomes United States National
in 1908).! I : - ;; -
H6ps SU cfens a pound; Salem-brewing plant enlarged.
Oregon jGqdd Roads association meets in Salem. .-
1905 Sebatorf Mitchell and Congressman Hermann Indicted in land
fraud cise. ? - ,- . - .
Iewis and Clark exposition. ?i . 1" - '. ' ' ' '
High school built; Congregational church dedicated. ' v
Civil war tnonument in City View cemetery unveiled. -
" .Panama! Canat begun. . . - -1.-.
1906 Kimball school built. v ! ; ' '
First Elks?! building erected. ' J "
San Francisco earthquake. . . 1 '
1907 Oregon Electric builds to Salem. , ' LJ ,
Hawley ieiters congress. 1 . - (:
First pavlrig; first oiling of streets. George Rodger's mayor.
Panic,; "Hiring house certificates' for currency, i !
1908 $15000 bitter fund raised in Salem. - ! T ' '
v Saloon lie'lose raised to $1000. . i - f ,
Com mefciaf and State streets get paving.: ' f
Elks put ojrt minstrel show. I
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