Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, June 20, 1905, Image 1

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Vol. XLII.
Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday, June 20, 1905.
NO. 51
Things Of Interest Bearing
Pioneer Days in Oregon.
Each June it is the custom with
the pioneers of this state to hold
a picnic or re-union at Browns
ville, and these occasions are of
more than ordinary interest. - At
the picnic recently held W, E.
Yates, of this city, J made the
principal address, and through
the courtesy of the gentleman we
are permitted to print excerpts
from the speech. The address
was quite lengthy, but unusual
ly good, and were it not for the
fact that it was largely devoted to
the particular locality in which
the re-union was .held, and. the
people of that section, it would
be a pleasure to print it entire
The following taken from the
address will be found of general
interest: .
"As a matter of history and
study, it is, indeed, pleasing to
me to read the doings of the
earliest pioneers and revel in the
beautiful stories woven about the
first occurrences in Oregon his
tory. For instance, to know that
the first marriage of whites in
Oregon occurred in the year 1837
that the first party of settlers
came from Peoria. 111.- in 1835;
that in 1854 the first . bees were
brought across the plains; that
the first brass band was organiz
ed in 1849; the first cattle arrived
in 1835; tbe first cider was manu
factured in 1854; the first circus
held in 182; the first lodee of
Masons was organized in 1848;
the first white twins were born in
1857; the first law passed by the
first legislature of Oregon, in
the year 1854, was a liquor pro
hibition law; , the first hanging
t"was3of -an Indiaa x in" 18 1-3 ;r the
J first physician came in.1814; the
first school taught outside the
mission was in Corvallis, the pres
ent location of the Oregon Agri
cultural College of Oregon; the
first sermon preached in 1834 by
Rev, Jason Lee; the first grist
mill was built in 1834: the first
convert in the same year; the first
white to cross the Rockies and
reach the Pacific Coast north of
the Columbia, was Col. Alexan
der McKenzie, the first women
to cross the plains were Mrs,
Whitman and Mrs. Spaulding,
These, I say, and many other
historic incidents, concurrent and
subsequent, are quite interesting
to us younger ones, as a matter
of study, yet a detailed discussion
ot such would be inappropriate
at this time,
You pioneers were a campany
of home-seekers and home-builders.
A great deal has been said
and written about your usefulness
to the United States government
in securing it the Pacific North
west territory by your settlement
and occnpation ot Oregon at
time when the. title of this coun
- try was in doubt and dispute, yet
I believe the purpose of your
selves in coming to tbe Willam
vour minds was the security
the homes you had instituted.
"Neither were any of you
home-seekers merely adventurous
gold seekers. If any of you visit
ed the mines, you went to get
capital to improve your home.
You reared your log cabin, you
enclosed it with fence, you plant
ed orchards, you dug the well,
you , stored . the kitchen 7 with
necessaries, provided cows for
the butter and milk, then lett
the care of. the primitive home
to the care of the good wife and
children while you became
freighters of bacon and flour to
Yerka, or other mining towns, or
became a laborer in the mines
themselves, with pick and shovel
for the gold you hoped to expend
in improving the conditions of
that little home, where the good
wife kept warm the hearthstone."
-The above contains much that
is worthy" of :' remembrance, and
the entire address was of a nature
to appeal directly to the hearts of
Oregon's' early pioneers.
Corvallis and Independence Set
the Pace at Fair.
Is No More.
ette Valley was to find a place
mate a Home tor yourselves, and
having found the place, to build
up a home and maintain it.
'lne incidental enect was
that through your early settle
ment of the Oregon country the
United Mates government was
enabled to secure title to it by
treaty, June 15, 1 846 ; yet you
pioneers, crossed the plains not
for this purpose. All you did
was with, the principal object,' of
establishing a home for your
selves and your families.' You
established schools, tney were
but an accessory, you founded
religious institutions, tney were
but helps to the morals and
society; you adopted a form
. government, this was for the pur
pose of protecting: your homes
and property.
"You, no doubt, were patriotic
and in full sympathy with the
government, at , Washington, and
'wished that it might be success
ful in its diplomatic dealings with
Great Britain, in reference to Ore
Son territory, still, uppermost in
Saturday at 10 o'clock from
the M. E. church occurred the
funeral of the late Thomas Starns,
who died at 4:20 Tnursday after
noon. Revs. Noble, John Reeves,
Belknap, Feese and Bush, of Cor
vallis, took part m the services,
at the church, the ' sermon being
delivered bv Rev. J. I. Jones, o:
Amity, an old. friend of the de
ceased. ' There were many beau
tiful floral offerings, and at Crys
tal Lake cemetery, where inter
ment took place, the newly made
grave was literally hidden be
eath the roses and vines placed j
on it by loving hands.
Thomas Starns was a native of
Green county, Teni. , where ; he
first saw the light of day on
August 7,1825. At the time of his
death he was aged 79 years, nine
months and 22 days.
He was married to Miss Susan
:wis in Piatt county, Missouri, '
May 30, 1848. To. them eleven
children were born, ot which
eight survive. - Deceased resided
alternately in Indiana, Missouri,
Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico,
California and different sections
of Oregon. In 1876 he crossed
the plains to Oregon by . mule
team, residing for a time in
Southern and later in Eastern
Oregon. For seven years he re
sided near Monroe, moving to
Corvallis a year ago last April.,
Mr. Starns was licensed to preach
in 1 07 1, and served lor six years
as missionary at the " Klamath
ndian agency, wueie he was
highly esteemed by the red men.
'Grandfather" Starns as he
was familiarly called by man'.
was beloved by - an unusually
arge circle "of friends" His life
was above reproach, and an ex
ample well worthy of emulation.
The survivors are, the widow,
and the following children: Mrs.
Maggie Browning, Lane county;
Mrs. M. T. Starr, Corvallis; J.
D. Starns, Crook Co. ; John.
Starns, Albany; Mrs. Emma Mac-
nab, Rutus, Oregon; Mrs. Belle
Cochran, Walla Walla, Wash;
O. B. Starns, Thorp, Wash., and
Mrs. William Deweese, Dixie,
Wash. v :
Feel Impending Doom.
Tbe feeling of impending doom in the
minds of many victims ot .bright s (lis
se and diabetes has been changed to
thankfulness bv tbe benefit derived from
taking Foley's KidDey Care. It will
care- incipient ungut s disease ana dia
betes and even in worst cases gives com
fort and relief. Slight disorders are
cured in a few days. "I had diabetes in
the worst form,'' writes Marion Lee of
Dunreath, Ind- "I tried eight physicians
without relief. Only - three bottles of
Foley's Kidney Cure made me a well
man.!' For sale at Graham & Wortham 'a
drugstore. 1
A. Bad Scare.
Some day you will get a bad scare,
when you feel a pain in your bowels, and
tear appendicitis. Baiety lies in nr.
King's New Life Fills, a sure care, for
all bowels and stomach diseases, such as
headache, biliousness: costiveness, etc,
Guaranteed at Allen & Woodward's
drug stort, only 25c. " Try them.
Barring an accident to one sec
tion ot the. train of 26 coecheB
bearing Corvallis and Indepen
dence citizens to . Portland last
Thursday, the day set aside for
them at the Exposition, every
thing passed off according to ar
rangements previously made. By
this mishap the' excursionists ar
rived in Portland about an hour
later than was originally planned.
Our people speak most highly
of everything in connection with
the trip, from start to finish, and
of the Fair itself. That our peo
ple did grand is not to be doubt
ed as tbe iollowmg account trom
the Oregonian of Friday will
show: - '
In the good-natured but never
theless intense rivalry that has
developed among the Oregon
cities in sending the largest at
tendance to the Exposition and
-Portland, Corvallis and Indepen
dence are far in the lead, as yes
terday they established a record
that will stand intact for many
das. As nearly as could be es
timated, more than 25 per cent
of tje population of Corvallis and
Independence, including men,
women and children, was in at
tendance at the Exposition yes
terday.. It is stated that there
were fully 2,500 people from Polk
and Benton counties. - "
On Wednesday Salem eclipsed
all previous records of Oregon
towns, furnishing 2000 visitors,
about ' 10 j percent of the entire
population, but it remained for
Corvallis and Independence to
come to the front with a percent
age more than double that of the
Capital City. At the Salem dav
exercises several of the speakers
told of the enthusiasm - that had
been aroused, adding that they
&iucerelv hoped that the other Or
egon towns would follow the ex-
ampie; or tne capital ny. oa-
lem sent a special train of 18
coaches to Portland, but it took
26 coaches to hold Corvallis and
Independence. and Benton and
Polk County visitors, and even
then the seats were all- occupied.
many of the excursionists being
obliged to stand during theentiie
trip. The regular trains were
also crowded. The Salem visit
or's who "T remained : over xwere,
amazed at the turnout of Corval
lis and Independence, but, they
say the Exposition is still youug,
and t:iat before it is over they
will be to the front once more.
The special train bearing the
Benton and Polk County contin
gents arrived in Portland yester
day morning at 9:30 o'clock,- the
excursionists alighting at the
Fourth-street station. The train
looked more like a high v float
than a sting of railway coaches.
as the cars were literally covered
with banners and streamers of all
colors, and descriptions, on which
was printed paragraphs , telling
ot the products, factories, popul a
tion, public instisutions, educa
tional advantages etc.,. of the
Benton and Polk County cities.
In fact, the banners were so varied
and so numerous that there was
nothing missing that would have
added to the credit of either of
the cities represented. t ''
One of tbe banners was sever-1
al hundred feet in length,and it
is said to be' the largest streamer
ever in Portland. It required 55
cadets of the Oregon Agricultur
al College to carry it. When the
cadets were crossing the Bridge
of Nations at ' the , Exposition
grounds the streamer extended
nearly a third of the length of
the structure. The immense ban
ner which was composed of red
and white cloth adorned with y I
low ribbons from the staffs wnicr
supported it, enumerated th
wonderful advantages of Corvt -lis.
"Let it rain, Corvallis i
dry;" "Crops .never, fail in Ben
ton County ;" "Lowest ' tax rate
in Oregon i' ' "-No potato or chinch
bugfs, only grasshVppeis for fish
bait." "Dollars glow on sheep in
Benton County ;' 'and ' 'Every other
family in Corvallis has a tele
phone;" were several of the
inscriptions on the mammoth
streamer; ".
The -parade was formed oh
Fourth street, and headed by .370
cadets of ; tbe Oregon Agricul
tural College, with their band of
38 pieces, the visitors .marched
to the Exposition. The prom
inent citizens and public officials
of (the cities and counties partici
pating rode it carriages, while
hundreds of the men .walked.
The wometi and children did not
taite part in the parade. The
column reached the Fair grounds
at i6:45 o'clock, and immediate
ly folio wine the exercises of the
dajr were held in the Auditbrinm.
Colonel Henry E. Dosch,
director of exhibits, delivered the
address of welcome on behalf of
the Exposition management,
wljile the responses were made by
Miyor A. J. - Johnson tor Cor
vallis and' Mayor W. A. Messner
fori lndependence. Dr. J. Withy
Combe also spoke in the interest
of jPolk and Benton counties. A.
F.iCampbell .spoke lor the State
Normal School at Monmouth.
All the speeches were brief but
very interesting. Several of the
oritors were applauded very - en
thusiastically. The exercises were
witnessed by one of the largest
gatherings that has assembled in
the auditorium. Music was fur
nished by the Cadet and Admin
istration Bands. Miss Lulu Spang
ler, of Corvallis, rendered a vocal
solo that was very enjoyable and
well received by :the audience.
Attorney J. F. . Yates was pre
siding officer. "
After the exercises the cadet
corps iormed on the Lakeview
Terrace overlooking Guild's Lake
where a photograph was taken of
it. ! The cadets also exec.uted
several maneuvers. , The ex
cursionists were then escoitedto
the cadet encampment, east of
the Northern Pacific tracks,
where a 'luncheon was served.
The cadets as they marched down
the entwining paths of the ter
race in regular formation, with
55 of the young men detailed to
cairy the immense streamei, pre
sented an extremely interesting
scene, and were loudly cheered
by the thousands of people who
had witnessed the:r evolntion..
iLis generally admitted by the
Army .officers that the Oregon
Agricultural cadet corps is one ot
the rbes-t-drilled military bodies
in the West, and is said to com
pare favorably with the corps of
Eastern.,schools. Lieut Quintan,
who is detailed from the United
States Army to instruct the cadets
says he is cofident that the Ore-?
gori Agricultural College corps
wilj carry'V ff the j honors of ' he
competitive drill which is being
arranged with other agricultural
colleges. The Cadet Band is one
of the most excellent musical or
ganizations in Ureoi", a 1 its
members being skilled musicians
Hi the altsraoon the ladies of
Corvallis, Independence, Mon
mouth and Airlie held a recep
tion in the Oregon building and
hundreds of the visitors at the
Exposition were entertained. The
Independence ladies brought
along with them large quantities
of cherries, which were distribut
ed to all those who called at the
building. .
Mrs. J. S. Cooper was hostess
for Independence, being assisted
by the Mesdames W A Messner,
O D Butler, W R Allen, J E
Hubbard, E L Ketchnm. G. W.
Conkev, E E Paddock, D B Tay
lor, W H Walkerv S E Owen,
W L Bice, G W Wilcox, L
Damon, W W Percival, I M
Simpson and Claire Staats, of
Airlie, and the Misses Myra
Kimberlaine, Katberine Jones,
Florence Burton. Miss Maggie
Butler was hostess for Monmouth
and was assisted by Mrs. J M
Powell, Mrs. J V Bntler, Mrs.
C A Rice and Mrs. G M Booth-by.l
Corvallis was represented by
Mrs. B F Irvine as hostess, who
was assisted by the Mesdames L
F Wilson, M J Wells, F L MM
ler, E R Bryson, G R Farra. . A
J Johnson, Emery Allen. Mrs.
McKellips, M M Davis, T Calla
han, AlexRennie, D P Quinlan,
and the Misses' Helen Holgate,
Grace Gatch, Berlha Davis,
Mary Nolan, Mabel Davis, Edna
Allen, Louise Cooper, Julia Coop
er, Lulu Spangler, Ison Webber,
Cleo Johnson and Edna Irvine.
Sufferers Should
' TWO.
Foley's Honey and Tar has cured
manv cases of asthma thai were con -
gide'Pd hopales8. Mas Adolph Btieeir.g,
iOI Third St., Davenport, Iowa, writes :
"A severe cold contracted twelve years
age was neglected until, it finally crew
into acthma. The beat medical skill
available could not eiye me more than
temporary relief. .Foley's Honey and
Tar was recommended "and oe fifty
rent bottle entirely cured me of asthma
which had been eriwing on me for
twelve years, and if I had lakpn it at
the start I onld have tx-en saved years
of suffering " Graham & Wortham
keep it for sale.
All past negotiations for partieB to
writ matter for publication in the Ga
zette are hereby annulled. Thoe send
ing matter to this office for publi. ation
are hereby notified that no pay will be
given by this office for such matter un
less hereafter agreed upon and price
stated. The Gazette wi'l gladly consider
all matter furnished wrtfiout charge by
the contributor.' Tbe name of the party
contributing in all caser to be signed to
the communication. For all further ne
gotiations on this subject, address
Corvallis Gazette.
XCoivallis, Or.
Physician Treated
Without Success.,
W. L. Yincy, Fadacah, Ky., writes:
"I hada8eveie case nf Kidney disease
and three of the best physicians in
Kentucky treated me without success.
I then took Foley's Kidney Cure. The'
first bottle gave immediate relief, and
three bottles cured me permanently. I
gladly recommend this wonderful rem
edy.",. For sale by Graham & Wortham.
Summer School
S t at e N 6 r m al .
. 11 11s 1 1
JUNE 26 TO AUG. 4.
- - $7.50
All Resources of State Normal School Available.
Board and roim, $3.00 to $4 00 per week. Entire expense
need not exceed $30 00. Faculty of eight. Address
Monmouth, Oregon.
If your watch shows any irregu
larity or : gives other evidence that
something is wrong with it, better
have it examined by a competent
watchmaker. You won't- find any
more skiiitui or more experienced
anywhere than right here. We clean and repair all sorts of
watches thoroughly and quickly and guarantee all our work as
well as our prices to be right If your watch chain is beginning
to show signs of wear, or, if you'd like a new chain for any rea
son, we are prepared to supply you with the best gold-filled one
made, at a moderate price. We carry the Simmons make, the
best knowu and most strongly guaranteed chains ever sold.
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.
In order to reduce our stock and save moving, we will offer' a reduction of 5 per
cent on all goods bought FOR CASH, commencing June 5th. and continuing
until removal occurs, or about June 25th. Quite frequently a merchant offers
a reduction on a special line of goods, but it is not often that a discount is given
on everything you b i y as will he the case in this Special Removal- Sale.
This does not apply to small purchases of less than $1.00.; . . V
Remember, the date, June 5th. ' ; j - 1
The Houao-Furniahcra.