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Corvaixis, Benton County, Oregon, Friday, May 5, iHOo.
The Various Fathers of the Local
The Catholic church of this
city is undergoing entensive re
pairs. It is soon to have a bell;
it will be partly refurnished in
side and many improvements
made. As this is one of the old
est churches in this section it will
be of - interest to read the follow
ing bit of history of the various
Fathers who have presided over
the destinies of Catholicism in
and about Corvallis:
Facts relating to the history of the
Catholic church in Corvallis, Oregon.
The first missionary whose name is on
record as having labored in the mission
of Corvallis ia the Eev. Andre Z. Poolin.
The subscription list cf the year 1860 is
the oldest document that has been fouud
The church was built by a certain Mr
Seger, at th cost ot $1,336.85. Of this
$853.25 was collected in and about Cor-
valus and the balance was supplied by
the diocese of Oregon City. Qn the 17ih
of February, 1861, F. N. Blanchet,
Archoienop of Oregon City, blessed and
opened to public worship the first Catho
lic church in the City of Corvallis, under
the name and pationage of bt. Man-,
the immaculate and bltssed Virgin,
mother of God, in the presence of a
numerous assembly of people and assist
ed by the Rev. A. O'Reiily, as deacon
and the Rev. John Fierens as subdeacon,
This church was built through the exer
tions and under the. supervision of the
Rev. Andre Z. Poulin.
From 1861 to 1863 the mission of Cor
vallis wa attended in turns by Fathers
Poulin, Fiereus and O'Reilly. Then Rev
L. Dieleoaan came and remained for
several montus at a time, depending
greatly upon the hospitality of certain
Catholic families. Father Dieleman is
one of the few pioneer priests still alive.
He is hale and hearty, and is chaplain at
the Sisters hospital in Astoria, Oregon.
'In 1865 Rev. Sebastian Goens suc
ceeded Father Dieleman. He attendfd
this mission from Salem occasionally
until 1866, when Rev. Patrick Macken
succeeded. Father Macken struggled
along until 1868 when Father Mesplie
succeeded. During 1869 Fathers Dieli
man and Goens again attended this
mission. Then in I87O comes Rev.
Patrick Gibney. He remained until 1874
when Father Macken returned and re
mained for one year.
Father Gibney was a popular speaker
in thoee days. He made many improve
ments about the church. Father Gibney
is now quite gray, but is still abls to work
and at present has charge of the mission
at Cedar Mills, near Portland.
Next in order came Rev. Gerhard B
Van Lin, who remained 13 years in
charge of Corvallis, the longest of any
either before or after him. He was very
popular and had many warm friends
who remember him to this day. From
here he went to Albina in Portland,
where he did not labor long, but took
sick and died.
. In the year 1380 Archbishop Seghers
assisted by Rev. Van Lin conferred the
sacrament of confirmation on a .class cf
fourteen children. The mission . of Moft
roe was attended from here formerly as it
is now. The following translation of a
Latin document may interest some: "In
the year of Our Lord 1883, 29th day of
April, which was the fifth Sunday after
Easter, we, Charles John Seghers, Arch
bishop of Oregon City, solemnly blessed,
according to the form of the Roman
Ritual, to the worship of God and at the
wish of the greater part of- the faithful
there present, also to the honor of St.
Rose of Lima, we dedicated the church
recently constructed of - wood, in ; the
town of Monroe and afterwar,d celebrat
ed Holy Mass, assisted by the Rev. G.
B. Van Lin, the priest of this mission
and in the presence of a great multitude
of the fa'ithiul and of non-Catholics."
Archbishop of Oregon.
It may not be generally known that St.
Rose was born and died in America.
.She is an American whose name is
cherished with respect and reverence
wherever there is a Catholic church. We
may therefore justly be proud of this,
our great and illustriohs fellow-citizen.
After Father Van Lin, Rev. P. Lynch
succeeded for a 'short time, remaining
until 1890. He it was who built the
little church at Yaquina Bay. Father
Lynch was succeeded in 1890 by Rev.
W. Baert, who remained until-1892.
Rev. Baert has recently returned from
many "years sojourn in Japan. Rev.
Thos. J. Briody succeeded in 18g2. ' He
was a great favorite , with all' and much
loved by the children. He was followed
by Rev. S. Jurek in 1893. ; The letter of
appointment from Archbishop Gross
says, "We hereby confide to your care,
thb church and congregation of Cor
vallis, Newport and the adjacent
missions." Father Jurek was a foreigner
like most of his predecessors, soon learn
ed language and ways of the people and
became quite popular with both C atho
lics and non-Catholics. He labored here
nine -years and made many improve
ments and did much good, thank- to hie
unassuming modesty and perseverance.
On Father Jarek's departure. Rev. J. J.
Btirri, the pastor of McMinnville, occasion
ally attended this mission for one year.
Then the Catholics petitioned Arch
bishop Christie for a resident pastor. On
Die. 9th, 1903, his Grace sent the pres
ent pastor. Rev. F. J. Springer. Under
his direction many material improve
ments have be9n made.
This shows a confidence in the future
growth of this mission. The writer
knows that the above account is not
complete. He knows that the lives of
some were marred by signs of human
irailty. This is to be deplored of course.
But he would ' repeat for the benefit of
some unsparing critics the words of the
Master, "He that is without sin let him
cast the first stone." '
Their faults are but too well remember
ed, showing us how' well the poet said
' The evil that men do lives after them,
the good is oft interred with their
While engaged during the past
few days in cleaning out a lot ol
rubbish that had accumulated in
the brick stable, preparatory to
remodeling it, workmen unearth
ed a soldiers tombstone. It had
been stored there for a number
of years and ir seems had almost
The inscription on the stone is
as follows; ,
2nd L,ieut. Rich'd Fox
1st Oregon Inf.
Nov. 18, 1833
Feb. 10, 1894.
After some little inquiry we
have learned that Richard Fox
was a brother ol Mrs. August
Knight, at present living in this
city. He was a member of the
G. A. R. of Albanv. The head
stone above referred to is the kind
usually provided by the govern
ment to mark the last resting
place of departed soldiers.
The stone was ordered by the
Albany G. A. R. and sent over
from Albany to this city. Through
misunderstanding on the part of
private parties interested over the
matter carriage from Albany
to this city the stone was left at
the brick stable, there to remain
until the present time. In this
neither the G. A. R. of Albany
nor of this city were in the least
, As the case now stand's, the lo
cal G. A. R. has taken charge of
the stone and, if not already, ifc
soon will be placed above the
grave of the deceased lieutenant
whose remains were interred in
Crystal Lake cemeterv.
Arrangements have just been
perfected for an athletic event of
unusual importance to occur here
on May 18. This will be Thurs
day almost two weeks hence.
On this occasion a track team
from the University of Washing
ton (Seattle) will try conclusions
with our boys on OAC's field.
The visiting team has alwavs
been unusually strong on sprints
ana 11 is inougnr. u is at present.
As we are not slow there will
be some pretty good races n this
occassion. , Speaking ol sprints,
brings to mind that Physical Di
rector Trine made a talk in chapel
a day or two ago and sprinting
may be said to have been his sub
ject. In the course of his re
marks he said that tomorrow
would see one ot the greatest con
tests ever promised the public in
the way of swift-foot races. He
said that Kelley, of Columbia, is
one f. the swiftest of foot on the
coast, and equally fast men from
UAL. ; would be pitted against
him. , In fact, in this event
three of the swiftest men on the
coast would participate. Think
L. Peak received his rig for the- Rural
Free Delivery route Monday eveuinc,
but will not use it until some few places
are repaired in the road.
Win. Huegins, while hauling a load of
hay home from here, was thrown from
the wagon and seriously hurt.
Ira Hines is slowly improving from
his injuries. N ,
Mrs. Morelock passed through town
Monday on her way home toCoburg,
after a short visit with relatives.
Fred C Peal has gone to Baker Citv to
attend the M. W. A. convention, lie
will return home Satnrday. Wm. Garling
house is postmaster during bis absence.
Mr. Bennett and wife, also Mr. Seits
and family, of Alsea, have been visiting
at the home of Mrs.LeMaster.
Mr. Graves, who has been in the em
ploy of A. Wilhelm & Sons for a number
of years, has gone for a few days' visit at
McMinnville and other places. Ben
Pierce is working in his place.
After some bad luck Mr. Hines is Bet
ting along nicely with the meat market..
Isaac Darneille is going to move to
town and work for A. Wilhelm
& Sons during the summer.
Mr. Nichols' daughter arrived on the
Corvallis stage, Monday evening. ' He is
reported to be very sick.
Mrs." Bacon, who has been visiting at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward
Kay, returned to Eugene.
The M. W. A team will go to Junction
in the near future to initiate some candi
dates. The lodge was organized there
Monday, April 22nd, with 24 members
for a beginning.
Fritz Schlie has bought a dace west of
Cottage Grove and took one load of his
belongings there Tuesday.
H: Weiss 'has 100 cords of his 300
cords of wooa, cut on the Island, east of
C. L. and Geo. Winters were in Corval
lis last Wednesday on business.
A meeting was called at the school
house last Mondav for organizing a tele
phone company but did not form an or
Chas. Armstrong and Geo. Yates have
been making rails and clearing up pas
The stakes are set for an Independent
telephone line from Ed Davis' to the Wil
Mr. Newman has sold his timber cinim
to Eastern parties. He returned to his
home in Monmouth last Satnrday.
Mr. Weed visited with bis brother an.l
family in Philomath last week.
Burt Cator was a visitor on Beaver
Creek last week.
Charley Starr, of Muddy, was over to
the Gleason sawmill one day last week.
M re." A matrons hag finished weaving
a rag carpet for Mrs. Mercer. , : v.
Mrs. Spaulding and grandson came out
from Corvallis for a few days stay on
their homestead. . '
O. B. Connor, Mail Carrier Route No.
2, was sick one day last week and J.
Cooper acted as substitute.
Sherman Gleason was to Philomath
last week on business. ,
Hon. Virgil Carter was shaking hands
with friends in Albany last Saturday.
Mr. Cleve Williamson, of Wells, has
the distinction of owning a finn Hrivpr.
He bought it, Friday, of Wm. Ryals, of
Mrs, Waldron, who has been confined
to her bed for some time from a stroke
of paralysis received some time aim. ia
Mrs. Foley, of Shaniko, who is stop
ping with her mother, Mrs.-F. P. Alter
matt, is dangerously ill and fear is enter
tained that she may not recover. '
Mr. Art Armstrong was visiting at the
nomeot Drank Tharp, Sunday.
Rev. F. W. Launer preached his last
sermon at Oak Grove, Sunday, until con
ference; which will be May 11th. He is
well liked and it is hoped tat be may
be sent back here.
Bob Jones and Lewis Wenlz will
Jor Salem, Thursday morning, by team,
as they want to look at the country as
they go along. Mr. . Jones is thinking
strongly of becoming a permanent mem
ber of Webfoot
Homer Moore has been delivering the
mail on Route 4 ior a few days in place
of Mr. Gains. Homer is not-a new hand
at thft hiiflinpaa. an ha urua nhi'ar ....
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Route 4, this county, one year and was
very much liked by bis patrons.
Mrs. Walter Yates and daughter, Golds,
of Crawfordvill.Linn Co., passed through
here, Saturday, on their way to Wells to
visit her father, Westly Keeton. On
lea-ning that he had left, Monday, for
Eastern Oregon, they drove to Corvallis
to visit with relatives before returning
Richand school closed last Friday and
in the evening exercises were held for
the benefit of pupils and patrons. The
evening was very much enjoyed bv those
present. The program was good and well
rendered, as is generally the case upon
such occasions with Richland people. -
Elmer Goff celebrated his 21st birth
day last Thursday evening by inviting a
number of his young friends to partici
pate in the good things.be had prepared
for the occasion. His parents presented
him with a fine gold watch as a reminder
that his time is now his own and to grasp
it by the forelock when opportunities are
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