Image provided by: Oregon City Public Library; Oregon City, OR
About Oregon City enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1871-188? | View This Issue
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1873.
v ' e o
Lane County Correspondence..
Lono Tom, Or., Oct. 1, 1S73.
K mi n KM eupkisk: There a re t h ree
(.m'vtiMi.s now ln-fore the jeople of the
I'liit.-'l Slates ami soon to I e acted upon
l,v oir'.ress, which, if ooiisunialod.vvill
entircl revolutionize our system of
.'ov.-rnm. nt, de-troy ersoiial freedom
:-li bind the iH'ople, hand an.l foot, to
worse ilcsioUs:i tlian the world has
'vv,.r known. 'i-Uo iuestions are the
Vvnj.ri'y '" Postal Telegraphy .gov rn
i, it tit control of (,UI' railroat Is, ami the
j.jupo.-i-il clectieu of a President by a
iir- t voic of th i iM'ople as if Ave had
not all eatly conceited too imieh to the
j-ciieral government ; it is still grasping
fur more power,ind further concessions
arc being asked for what pui Mse we
kinw not, 1. ut as to the ultimate results
tin re eau lw no doubt. Whether so in
tfii'.ltil or not, the accomplishment of
lli. se prosiliwiH will end our federal
ut- federative sysw in, for the plain rea-
m that hy themSiali- lines w ill Leoblil
c.natcd, and the eo; h; will Ik- respon
sible t the central power, ami that
power will act directly uiii individ
u?d. without the intervention of S:ate.s
or Kiil.i:rtiinate authority. Already the
i-uer.il p'fvt rnni.nt assumes aulhoi ily
Not tu h gated atal its u-ui piitit ns nn
sain ii'iiR i as l.tw.or at least we .sol luit
w illi-.ot protest to its despolie aji';-?res-i.,!'s.
and sih nlly wait lor theaeioio-
; li i.loi lit of lie- Ill Nt stliti.- ill that
iiirec lioii. S. naior Ii.rt.1 i l.iie.is t hat
la., thttioii of a President ami
N'jee 1'iesidt lit directly l-y 1'ie people
will prevent any attt. nipt at t';esai ism.'
Vi s: it will pri Vent it, t't cau ,e the
I , i i i will jdrc;?dy he acet.uii.li.siietl
v. in!i Si.. I;' li :?: aie ol literated, ami
l 'i. t e il It'1' ' I- date po w t I l.el v. i t ii
I i l:.; u .in-; the peo,le, c.u j l I lie
' ii 1 .a 't:- . n ! 'ouiiid-sioticrs, Aiifiits.
a .. i iiili ii. .i nts a l.d S4 ies " the l!uv-
i. i.iii. "I. w lio will dept. lid n tin
. . si: . :d p w t !" :or their Ol'ead and aii-
ii. .-ii to op, res the hclpl Ml: jt 1 1
a "mIi.ii" and ulle.-.s tlt-spt .1 i.-in.
t'u.-e lei I. if H'o el lillielit V-t't p sr.i. -
i..ii of tit:' 11 -la.ai, an ; ltaihoitiU
ail i -rea k dw n I ite 1 .a 1 1 ier o 1 1 . i.. 1 it
in' S ..it- . 1 iii u tie. way for l'es;ii i:-iii
ii I I 't' 111. - ! .-:!!(.' il !l : i lie I ' 1 1 it ft i St lilt S
S "a tie nill I i' al di-iiiet-, e.S tiie la-l
r. l.;-;ir ? i s i i i v an 1 ou.di' efStati .
K ;!n w:ili 11 . ?d ': :' .1 . a i n t 1 1 !i. It
1 ; a.i ;n; I aware, an.i the wfaki i
S.n.-. w'A' I teniiie ilept n cut Upon
if.t i t i.t s, :.i.u in i.i.tiy w ill l.
.ViTiv ! I. 'pow-. 1 ' illlead "just ice.
rt-M-i.t ihe S,.iles are ail etjll.tl ec
the l.iw, I -.realise a S. He is a State
l!:-.r it ol slo:dl anil when
1 ei nlists are !o 1 e tlee
.11 Ml"" ss. t aell
if has oue vt .le
:ia t t ae!i Si.i'.c has two senators. The
tl fti- ii of r.-esi.k-iit l'.v -tii-li it Is t.'
e.iilii.ius tin iitry"' will l.e a step it -wild
the destruction of Slate lines, and
1 1'. S. Senate. Our country is in w
an osed of inited"S.a'.es, I ut once
1 I the idea prevail that our connl ry is
'.ne'" State or ";rovernnu ut" instead
of thhly-scvin S.att s, all etjual ::nd
oitili .1 for speei;tl and spociiicd pur-
i.ises: antl t uact laws for one" S;ate.
iiisua.l of i i y-evt n." tlnn will
ci me t!;e t cd ofo.tr 1'nilcd Suites urov
e: n;ii'. lit. 'e in-y have a "jrovcrn
m nt." l ul there will le no more l":iit-
- e I St.'.tes. l.ei-.uee tlie powers ami
d i -1 1 niiish in.z feat lires of States will 1 .e
swept away hy the stron-j arm of a
, r:"at central power that will stand
ii'iivt and he indepeti'lent of tlie
S .t!t s tin lllst 1 ( s. IrstloV tiiertplal
i'.v t.l S,ates, plate the Army. Navy,
Treasury, l' .stoHit 1 K parlmeiit, 'Teh
Uiaph and Kailroads at the will, and
nn der the control of tlie President ami
his appointees, and then lie can. aye,
w ill take the rest or what w ill le neees
s.iry t invest him w ilii su preme jxiwer ;
cfiiir.tliation will !e math' easy: the
1 I'ople insteatl of tiovernin.i; will le
."vei netl- strippt-tl of jMwer they w ill
he helpless, I iccause t he means of opp -sition
or resistance, except hrute force,
Ca ill !,. heyond their reach. With rail
loads under 'overnnu nt' control, our
a cry lives may depend upon the whim
of t he. same ' govern meiit ; a riiiies,arms,
- and army supplies, could he transport
ed at w ill, to force us into sulitnission ;
news could U- traiisinittetl at the pleas
ure of the 'iroverniient' to defeat our
plans, or to secure tl;e aims of the jiov
erniiieiit :' the navy on the cean could
manage the etmiuier'-e of that element,
as ih,. railroads could on land. If cen
tralization is not the ohject, it certainly
w ill U- the result f f the aocomplish
luent ot the )iroMs:tious cited in the
heinuiiiir of this h tter; for t nice place
the railroads under the control of the
'iroverimiciit' with all the employees
helon;inlr to them, suhject to 'pivern
iiient' apjx.intnieii;. ami experience
proves that the Credit Mohilicr frauds
ami sw iiitUm w tmhl soon he eclipsed
hy the stealins of 'overniiien ollicials,'
w ho would plunder at will to ol.tain
means to oil the appointing pow er ami
to make sure ot their places. "A niit
blindeth the eyes ol the wise and per
verteth the judgment of the righteous,"
ami as such f;ift.s would Ik draw n from
the pul lie for the purposes above nam
ed, complaint would le useless ami r--dres.shoieless
; the same reasons would
apply to Telegraph, in fact it seems as if
everything devised hy our "rulers" for
the past ten years has a tendency to
create a ''strong" central ixiwer re.irartl-
loss of the rights of States regard
less of-thc welfare, i.tinvcnioncf or in
divitlual liUM ty of the jn-ople.
The idea is growimr "tliabwe must lie
governed," instead of protected. t)ur
otikers presume to "rule" instead of
administering the government, and
O 'hen a vaj;Hbind, kn lve or idiot, finds
anything in his way to jwiwer, or plun
ler, he either sets ah "ut amending tlie
J onstitution or legislating "outside" of
to remove legal obstruct ions. We
re napined upon evil times, and
ren. ,s n,)t yl- There are worse
S ' !fs,,' store for us than " P.aek Salary
atU and "Credit MobiJiers!"
II. C. Huston.
Olj'It STAT 1 1 CAPITOL.
Laying the Corner Stone Imposing
31asonic Ceremonies C;raiil l)is
pia, in Spite of Kainy ealher
The lrocessioii liloquent Addres
ses I'u II Details.
.Salem C'orrespon pence Portland Bulletin.
For many weeks jmst the Masonic
Fraternity throne-bout the .Statebave
leen making extensive preparations
for laying the corner-stone of the
new State Capitol building, now in
course of construction in Salem,
Every lodge in the jurisdiction was
invited to participate, and they have,
without hardly an exception, respon
ded by sending one or more repre
sentatives. Desiring to make tlie
ceremonies as public as possible, the
managers of the affair arranged that
the exercises should take place dur
ing tlie session of tlie State Fair,
thus enabling the Craft to attend
koth during the same week. M. W.
Grand Master l'attou has labored
zealously to Deifeet arrangements
and yesterday's culmination of his
plans showed plainly that he had
left no sit die tint timed that would
assist mutters along.
The day dawned very unpleasantly
ant I prat fears were entertained that
tlie exerci.se; would have to be post
poned to another day, but by 11
o'clock the clouds commenced break
ing away and an occasional gleam of
snusliiiie cheered the awaiting hun
dreds up ama.ii)';ly . liy noon the
showers were only occasional and
during tlie formation of the proces
sion the sun shone alternately be
tween the rain drops. The profes
sion was a,nnoiinced to move prompt
ly at k-iO 1 31., kul of course it
ould not, for who ever heard of a
public demonstration taking place
ei.u tiy on time. Itee '. Opeia
House was a scene of confusion, for
ii was here tlie main body of the
Masonic fraternity gathered to com
plete arrangements for their grand
display. We visited the. I tall for a
few uiomeiiis. and the chief articles
in sight were stove-pipe hats, black
suits, w hile aprtkjis and gloves, and
richly embroidered Masonic collars
and regalia Finally, a few minutes
alter 2 o'clock, we heard the strains
of a brass hand, and directly after
ward the ! OL'cssion moved down the
Opera House steps, preceded bv the
Fas Portland liai.d.
Tin; number that turned out ex
ceeded ky far our anticipations.
Various estimates weiv ir.ade of the
number of Masons that turned out,
which, however, was generally con
ceded to be about four hundred.
The sky by this time was on if o clear,
and no more rain fell durin the du
ration of the ceremonies. The
streets were literally lined with peo
ple as the conola.e moed along,
ihree bands of music were in the
ranks, skjiotied about eipial distance
apart the Fast Portland boys ahead,
i'ie Portland Drass Pand next; while
the Aurora boys furnished the music
for the last 'end of the lengthy pro
cession. Dr. J. 1. Fee, of Corvallis.
aetetl as Grand Marshal, ably assis
ted bv J. J. M.irphv of Salem,
ami M. V. Frown, of Albany. The
procession moed in the following
oi;iia: of i'i or t;s.sh X.
Tyler with drawn sword.
Stewards with rods.
Master Masons of all Lodges march
ing by 1 wos.
Two Deacons with roils.
Secretaries and Treasurers,
lloyal Arch Masous.
Grand Marshal with Aids.
Chief Magistrate. State and Civil
Fejuesentat i ves of the Press.
Grand Tyler with drawn sword.
Grand Stewards with white rods.
Grand Secretary and Treasurer.
Three Great Lights supported by
Five Orders of Architecture.
Masters ami "Wardens.
Fast Grand Secretaries.
Fast Grand Treasurers.
Past Grand Wardens.
Oregon Lodge of Perfection, No. 1,
A. & A. S. Ii.
Fast Deputy Grand Masters.
Fast Grand Masters.
Junior Grand Warden Carrying Sil
ver Vessel with Oil.
Senior Grand Warden, carrying Sil
ver Vessel with Wine.
Deputy Grand Master, carrying a
Golden Vessel with Corn.
Master of Multnomah Lodge, No 1,
carrving the three
Supported by two Deacons with rods.
Grand Standard Fearer, with aids.
Grand Sword Fearer, witli drawn
KOCTK OF MARCH.
Start ing from Feed's Opera House,
thence up Liberty street to Ferry,
up 1-Vrry to Commercial (receiving
Shoe and Civil Ollicers and Fepre
sentatives of the Press at the Gov
ernor's olliee, on Commercial); then
down Commercial (receiving Grand
Ollicers and Memlers of the Grand
Lodge at Masonic Hall) ; thence up
Court street to Capitol Block.
SCENES AKOVXU THE BUIDING.
As the procession moved up Court
street, a long line of carriages tilled
the streets, the occupants of which,
with wondering oyes. gazed on the
scenes lu fore them. Windows were
thrown open at every house, and
these, too, were hTled with smiling
i v -- . - . . v v i .in cii inev e II -;
joyed the scene. As we neared the
i grounds a massive structure of stone,
oncK ana mortar presented itself in
view, from the centre of which float
ed our National Banner. The exer
cises were public. Notwithstanding
the previous inclemency of the
weather, the grounds presented a
lively appearance, mostly caused by
on hand Ample sitting accommo
dations had l,een arranged for all
who might attend and the public
generally availed themselves of them
An evergreen archway had been
erected, beneath which the proces
sion marched before ascending the
platform arranged especially for
them. The corner-stone was located
in the northeast corner of the build
ing, immediately on the right of the
steps leading to the platform, and
several feet below it. The Grand
Alaster and his associate ollicers oc
cupied elevated positions on the
right; accommodation having been
also made for the choir on the same
platform. The spectators were on
seats ranged immediately' in front.
Considerable difficulty was experien
ced in keeping the crowd back, thev
Inung inclined to press forward anil
thus crowd the Masons from the
seats reserved for them nearer the
stone. M. W. Grand Master Pat ton
at length succeeded in defining their
positions and induced them to oc
cupy the same. The invited guests,
together with the representatives of
the press, found ample accommoda
tions provided for them on a special
platform. As soon, however, as the
ceremonies became interesting some
persevering individuals managed to
crowd up in front, and not being
transparent, shut the view out most
completely. There must have been
at least 4,000 people on the ground,
each one naturally anxious to see
and hear all that was going on.
OI. OKII OF ( la.KMON !KS.
Tlie M. W. Grand Master and offi
cers being seated, the Aurora Band
played " Hail Columbia" in a sweet
impressive manner, after which the
Grand Chaplain, Fev. W. Ik Stewart-,
pronounced a solemn invocation
imploring the Divine b'essiug on the
The Salt m Choir, ed by Fiofessor
Ik W. Frent ice, rendered the beau
tiful anthem, " All Ye Nations sing
Jehovah's Praise," in a manner that
brought forth the hearty applause of
The M. W. Grand Master then
said: BroJiier Senior Grand Warden
It has been the custom among the
fraternity of Fire ami accepted Ma
sons, from time immemorial, to as
semble for the purpose of laying the
foundation stones of public bui'dings
when rej nested so to do by liiose
iii'authority. Having accepted the
invitation from the Capitol Commis
sioners to Jay in due ami Masonic
form the eorner-sione of this edilice.
I am now here with my Grand Otli-cers-to
perform theduiy. It is there
fore my wish and pleasure tli.il yon
proch.i n it to the Ik W. .lunio
Gr.aiii Warden, and he to the breth
ren and of. ers present, that al' have
no! ice and
The lk W. Grand Warden respon
ded by saying )t is the order of the
M. W. Grand Master of the Gt.ud
Lodge of Oregon that this corner
stone lie now laid with Masonic
honors. This you -will proclaim to
all present, that the occasion may be
observed with due order and solem
nity. The Junior Grand Warden said:
Brethren, and all who are present
Take notice that the M. W. Grand
Master will now ca use to be lested
and tried this coruer-slone. that we
may lay it in due Masonic form.
You will also observe that order and
decorum becoming this solemn oc
casion. The choir then sang the anthem,
' Glory be to God on High," and
the Grand Chaplain, G. W. 1er,
pronounced an impressive invoca
tion. Then an address by Gov. G rover,
detailing in a condensed manner the
proportions of the building, the way
it wouid b subdivided, tlie cost etc.
At the conclusion of the Govern
ors remarks the M. M. Grand Master
said: Brother (J rand Treasurer It
has ever been the custom of the
Craft, upon occasions like the pres
ent, to deposit within a cavity in the
stone, placed at the northeast corner
of the edifice, certain mementoes of
the periou at which it was erected,
so that if, in the lapse of ages, the
fury of the elements, the violence of
man or the slow but certain ravages
of time, shall lay bare its foundation,
an enduring record may be found by
succeeding generations to bear testi
mony to the untiring, unending in
dustry of Free and Accepted M. s ns.
Has such a deposit been prepared?
Grand Treasurer It has, and is in
the eavitv before you.
M. W. Grand Master Brother
Grand Secretary, 'you will read the
record of the contents of the casket.
LIST OF AUTICXES DEPOSITED AT THE
COIINEH STONE OF TIIE STATE CAPITOL
ocior.Ei:, S, 1S:5.
No. 1. Engrossed on Parchment:
"This Corner-stone of a State Capitol
building, used by the people of Ore
"on, was laid by the Grand Lodge of
Free and Accepted Masons of the
State of Oregon, on Wednesday.
October 8. A. D.-1K73, A "- L--'- 5S7:i.
Most Worshipful Thomas McF. Pat
'ton Grand Master. Building Com
missioners: General John F. Miller
(President) , Henry Klippel and Sam
uel Allen. Architects: Krumbem
Gilbert. Superintendent: Joseph
Holman."' . .
Xo Constitution and Laws of
the State of Oregon. Deposited by
S. F. Chad wick, Secretary of State.
No 3. List of Officers of the State
of Oregon from organization, Feb
ruarv 14, 18.7., to Sept., IS 4. De
posited bv H. H. Gilfrey
No 4 A. Likeness of Geo. W ash
ington as a Mason. Deposited by
No. 5. A silver half-crown, Brit
ish money. Deposited by Joseph
Holman. . ,
No. 6. Impression in lead of the
Great Seal of the State of Oregon.
Deposited by S. F. Chadwick.
No. 7. Beaver coin, money used
No. 8. Half dollar United States
silver coin. Deposited by J. M.
Scott., Master Builder, State Capi
tol. No. 9. Coupon of $60 from Con
federate Cotton Bond. Deposited by
F. J. Babcock.
No. 10. A photographic copy of
the weekly Times, London, of De
cember 25, 1870. Size, 7 by 11 inch
es. Sent into Paris by carrier pig
eons during the investment of that
city- by the German Army in the
Franco-German war of 1870. A mar
vel of photography. Deposited by
I. lk Moores.
No. 11. Catologue of Pacific Uni
versity, 1872-73. Deposited by T.
M. Gatch. ...
No. 12. Foster of United States
Troops serving in the Department
of the Columbia, commanded by
Brevet Major General Jefferson C.
Davis, Col. Twenty-third Infantry.
Deposited by II. C.'Morrice.
No. 13. Memorial address of the
Life and Character of Abraham Lin
coln, by George Bancroft. Depos
ited by J. H. D. Henderson.
No. 14. Copy of the New Eng
land Cour'unit published by Benj.
Franklin, Boston, Massachusetts,
Februarv, 11, 1723. Deposited bv
B. G. AYhitehou.se.
No. 1". Salem City Directory of
1874. Deposited by J. H. Brown.
No. Iti. Proceedings of Grand
Lodge of the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows. Deposited by Chester
N. Terry, Grand Secretary.
No. 17. King James' Translation
of the Holy Bible. Deposited by B.
F. Brow n.
No. 18. Sealed Letter, contain
ing a statement of the religious faith
of Thos. H. Cann. Deposited by T.
No. 1'J. New York Medical Jum
mil, May, 1873, with fee-bill of the
Medical Society of the Third Judi
cial District of the State of Oregon.
Deposited bv James A. Biehardsor
No. 20. Design of Capitol Build
ing. Deposited by Krumbicn v Gil
No. 21. Funeral Notice of the
Few, Julian DeCraene, Pastor of St.
John's Foman Catholic Church,
Salem, Marion County, Oregon. De
posited by Wm. Savage.
No. 22. Original Correspondence
between the Chairman of the Board
of Capital Building Commissioners
and the M. W. Grand Master of Ma
sons of the State of Oregon relative
to the ceremony
of laying this corner
23. A Keystone Masonic l-'m-Deposited
by F. B. Ilodnutt.
2k Citv Directory of the Citv
of Portland for 1873. Deposited by
No. 25. Copy of the State Fair
f lazulln for 1873. Deposited by L.
No. 20. Foil of membei-s, exempt
and active of Multnomah Engine Co.
No. 2, of Portland, Oregon: also
badge of membership. Deposited
27. Ten shillings, currency
State of New York of the vear
Deposited by Jus. B. Loom is.
2H. List of members and live-
Laws of Silverton Lodge, No. 115,
of A. F. k A. M. Deposited by John
No. 20. Documents pertaining to
the history of the city of Salein. De
posited by Hon. J. CMiinn Thornton.
No. 30. Transactions of the Su
preme Council of the Thirty-third
Degree of the Southern jurisdiction
of the United States, May, 1872. De
posited by H. C. Morrice.
No. 3J . A Sr,'lii,el Extra of April
12, containing particulars of the sur
render of General Fobt. E. Lee. De
posited by S. Ii. Scott.
No. 3.2. A pebble picked up by
II. II. Gil fry under the north cave
of the tomb of Washington, at Mt.
Vernon, in February, 1S72. Depos
ited by Henry II. Gilfry.
No. 33. Specimen of Santiam
quartz. Deposited by John F. Mil
ler. No. 3k Load impression of the
seal of the Circuit and County
Court of Marion County. Deposited
by Chester N. Terry.
No. 35. Address delivered by Past
Grand Master S. F. Chadwick at the
laying of the corner stone of the
State Capitol, October 8, 1873. De
posited by S. F. Chadwick.
No. 30. Engrossed on parchment,
names of State Capitol Building Com
missioners, Architects. Superintend
ent, ami Secretaries of the Building,
Also, photograph of the State Cap
itol building. Deposited by John
No. 37. Philadelphia Evening
Sl'tr, containing the vie v and cere
mony of the unvailing and dedica
tion of the new Masonic Temple
erect od in Philadelphia the grand
est building of the kind on the globe
September 20, 1873; cost of build
ing, ? 1,475,000. Presented by Wm.
No. 38. Photographic album, con
taining photographs. Presented by
C. lk Moores, and M. L. Chamber-
bv II .
Inaugural Address deliv
ered bv President Zachary laylor,
M..rch 4, 1840. Deposited by A. B.
No. 41. Circular and cut of fire
proof safe. Deposited by W. B.
No. 42. Daily and Weekly Slates
Oct. 7 and 8, 1S73. Deposited
bv Capt. C. P. Crandall.
"No. 43. Morning Herald, of New
York, Mav 6, 1835 and Sept. 27, 1873.
Presented bv F. D. Strong.
No. 44. Weekly Mn-cxmj, Sept. 3,
Willamette Farmer, Oct.
Benton Democrat, Oct. 4,
OF BANCROFT LIBRARY
bv the people of Oregon
bv S. F. Chadwick.
No. 47. Weeklv Entet.prise, Julv
25 and Sept. 5, 1873.
No. 48. The Plaindealer, Oct. 3,
No. 40. Oregon State Journal,
March 12, 1804.
No. 50. Oregon State Journal Oct.
No. 51. Daily Bulletin, Oct. 8,
No. 52. Nashville Christian Advo
cate, Methodist Episcopal Church
South. Presented by He v. Edward
No. 53. Specimen of gold-bearing
quartz, selected at the mine of J. W.
Virtue & Co., Baker City, Oregon,
July 23, 1872. By T. McF. Patton.
No. 5k Copy of Great Seal of the
Grand Lodge of A. F. k. A. M., of
the State of Oregon.
No. 55. Copy of the Seal of the
Most Worshipful Grand Master of
A. F. & A. M. of the Commonwealth
No. 50. List of officers and mem
bers of Tiger Engine Co. No. 2, of
No. 57. Order of ceremonies of
laying the corner stone.
No. 58. Morse alphabet, numer
als, signals and abbreviations of the
svstem of telegraphy. Presented bv
A. T. Wheeler.
No. 50. List of members of the
Council of of the city ot Salem. De
posited by B. F. Brown.
No. 00. Pope's Modern Practice
of the Electric Telegraph; a com
plete compendium of the svstem.
Presented by lk P. Earhart F. N.
Shurtleff and B. F. Brow n.
No. 01. Smith's Manual of Tele
graphy. Presented by lk P. Ear
hart, B. F. Brown and'F. N. Shnrt
lelk No. 02 Proceedings Grand Lodge
of A. F. &A. M. of the State of Ore
gon for 1873.
No. 03 Proceedings of the Grand
Chapter lk A. M. of the State of
Oregon for 1873.
No. '4 One dollar United States
legal tender currency. Deposited
by F. N. Shurtleir.
No. 05 Copy of the invitations
sent to the different Lodges and
No. 00 Copv of the Cat It oik S--(it"l,
Oct; 3, 1N73.
No. 07 Copy of the Corrallts (la-z,-it",
June 23, 1S73.
No. 08 Oregon Wheat Crop of
187:1. Deposited by S. F. Chadwick.
No. 00 Constitution ami By Laws
of Tiger Engine Company, No. 2, of
No. 70 Seal (lead impression) of
the M. E. Grand Chapter of Foyal
Arch 3I.isons of the State of Cregon;
also a list of the Grand Officers for
No. 71 Quarter of a dollar in
gold. Deposited by Mrs. T. McF.
No. 72 Medal of Great Central
Fair of Philadelphia, June 1804.
Presented by T. McF. Patton.
No. 73 Map of the heavens show
ing the situation of the planets at
12 o'clock M., at Salem. October 8,
1.N73. Presented bv J. W. McAfee,
No. 74 ('Itristi'tn Messemjer news
paper. Oct. 4, 1873.
No. 75 ),i! I if Kreninj Act. news
paper, ct. 7, 1873.
No. 70 Lambskin, or white leath
er apron, an emblem of innocence
and the badge of a Mason. Depos
ited by J. II. Albert.
No. 77. J fail i ( h'eyoithui newspa
per, October S, "l873,
No. 78 A detailed description of
a modern sewing machine. Pre
sented by lk P. Earhart.
No. 70 Writing implements in
common use in 1873. Presented by
E. A. Brown.
No. 80 Sealed documents of Uni
ted Ancient Order of Druids.
si San Jratir,'.--, ') Journal o f
Commer,", printed June, 1873. Pre
sented by B- N. ltowley, correspon
dent. v0 S2 Fractional Currency of
the United States; denominations 3e,
10c and 50c. Presented by T. McF.
X0 S3 Silver plate with brief in
scription, giving date of organiza
tion, etc., of Congregational Church
in Salem. Deposited by P. S.
The list having been read by the
Gram! Secretary, the M. W. Grand
Secretary, the M. W. Grand Master
said: Brother Grand Treasurer
Yon Avill now deposit the casket in
tlie eavitv beneath the corner-stone.
j and may the Great Architect of the
Universe, m his wisdom, grant that
ages upon ages shall pass away ere
it again be seen of men.
M. W. Grand Treasurer B. F.
Brown then deposited the casket in
the stone, during which time the
Aurora Band rendered solemn and
! appropriate music.
; Mr. W. G. Gilbert, the principal
j architect then presented the Grand
j Master with the plumb, square and
' level, saying: The necessary prepar
i ations having been made for laying
the foundation stone ot this edilice,
I present you with the plumb, square
and level those useful implements
of the craft by which you will be
able to ascertain that the materials
have leen properly prepared, and
the stone you are about to lay well
formed, true ami trusty.
The M. W. Grand Master distrib
uted the implements as follows:
The square to the Deputy Grand
Master, the level to the Senior Grand
Warden, and the plumb to the Jun
ior Grand Warden.
The M. W. Grand Master 4hen
said: Right Worthy Deputy Grand
Master You will see that the crafts
men have prepared the stone true
The Pifght Worthy Deputy Grand
Master said: Right Worthy Junior
Grand Warden You will examine if
the craftsmen have worked well.
The Junior Grand Warden took
the plumb and tested the stone, say
ing: Right Worthy Deputy Grand
Marshal I find the stone to be plumb
and the craftsmen have worked well.
The Deputy Grand Master said:
Most worshipful Grand Master
Your Grand Ollicers have examined,
tested and tried the Work of the
craftsmen, and report that the foun
dation stone is well and truly pre
pared, and is now leady to be laid
by you as M. W. Grand Master of
Masons in and for the common
wealth of Oregon according to the
usages and ceremonies of our ancient
and honorable Order.
The M. W. Grand Master then de
scended to the stone and the trowel
was presented to him. The stone
being lowered on the cement, the
Grand Marshal handed over the
gavel, and the M. W. Grand Master,
striking the stone three times, said
This corner-stone has been tested by
the iroper implements of Masons.
I nnd that the craftsmen have fully
and faithfully performed their duty,
and I, as Grand Master of Free and
Accepted Masons, hereby declare the
same to lie well formed, true and
trusty, and correctly laid, according
to the rules of our ancient craft.
Let the elements of consecration be
The Deputy Grand Master receiv
ed from tue Grand Marshal the gol
den vessel with corn, and presented
it to the Grand Master, saying
Most Worshipful, I present to yon,
to lie used on this occasion, accord
ing to the ancient custom, this ves
sel, containing corn the emblem of
The Grand Master received the
vessel, advanced, and scattered the
corn on the stone, saying: 1 scatter
this corn as an emblem of plenty;
may the blessings of bounteous
Heaven be showered uiiou us ami
upon all like patriotic and benevo
lent undertakings, and inspire the
hearts of the people with virtue,
wisdom and gratitude.
Response So mote it be.
Then the Senior Grand Warden
received the silver vessel with wine
and presented it to the Grand Mas
ter, saying: Most Worshipful, I pre
sent you, to be used on this occasion,
according to ancient custom, this
vessel containing wine, the emblem
The G. M. receiving the vessel,
poured the wine upon the stone,
saying: M. W. Grand Master, I pour
this w ine as an emblem of joy and
gladness. May the Great Ruler of
the Universe bless and prosper our
Nation, State and Government, pre
serve the Union of the States, and
may it be a bond of friendship and
brotherly love that shall endure
through all time.
Response st mote it be.
The Junior Grand Warden re
ceived from the (fraud Marshal the
silver vessel with oil, and presented
it to the Grand Master, saying:
Most Worshipful T present you. to
be used on this occasion according
to the ancient custom, this vessel
containing oil, the emblem of joy.
The Grand Master received the
vessel, and pouring the oil upon the
stone, said I pour this oil as an em
blem of peace. May its blessing
abide upon n continually. May
the Grand Master of Heaven ami
earth shelter and protect the widow
and orphan child, and protect
them from the trials and vicissitudes
of the world, and so bestow His mer
cy noon the be -caved, the atllicted,
and the sorrowing, that they may
know sorrow and trouble no more.
Response So mote it be.
The Grand Master, extending his
hands, made the followiug invoca
tion: May the all bounteous Author
of Nature bless the people of this
place with an abundance of the
necessaries, conveniences and coin
forts of life, assist in the erection
ami completion of this building,
protect tlie workmen against every
accident, long preserve the structure
from decay, and grant to us all a
supply of tlie corn of nourishment,
the wine of refreshment, and the oil
of jov". Amen.
Response So mote it be.
The Grand Master struck the
stone three times with the gavel and
the public honors were given.
The Grand Master then delivered
over to the architect the implements,
saying: Worthy Sir, Having thus,
as Grand Master of the -1jsons. la;d
the foundation stone of thissli'nc-t-nre,
I now deliver these implements
of your profession into your hands,
entrusting you with the superinleu
dency of the work, hav ing full con
fidence in your skill ami capacity to
conduct the same.
The Grand Jasterthen reascended
the platform and delivered the fol
-Ven ami brethren here assembled:
Be it known unto you that we are
lawful -Vasons true and faithful in
the laws of our country, engaged
by solemn obligations to erect mag
nificent buildings to be serviceable
to the brethren and to fear God, the
Great Architect of the Universe.
We have among us, concealed from
the eyes of all men, secrets which
cannot be divulged, and, which have
never been found out. But these
secrets are lawful and honorable,
and not repugnant to the laws of
God or man. They were intrusted
in peaee ami honor to the -Vasons of
ancient times, and having been faith
fully transmitted to us, it is our du
ty to convey them unimpaired to the
latest posterity. Unless our craft
was good and our calling honorable,
we should not have lasted for cen
turies, nor' should we have been
honored with the patronage of so
many illustrious men in all ages,
who have ever shown themselves
ready to promote our interests and
defend us from all adversaries.
We are assembled here to-day, in
the face of you all, to build a
house which we pray God may de
serve to prosper by becoming
a place of concourse for good men
and promoting harmony and broth
erly- love throughout the world un
til Time shall be no longer. Amen.
The brethren all exclaimed, So
mote it be!
At this point of the ceremony the
clouds threatened an instantaneous
shower, and the crowd was invited to
go over to the University Hall and
listen to the oration .elivered bv
! Hon. S. F. Chadwick, Secretary of
At the close of Mr. Chad wick's re-
marks the crowd dispersed and tho
Masons returned to their hall, clos
ing the exerrises of the day.
The building is to be constructed
of stone, brick and iron; the sub
basement is of the gray linieston.
from the Umpqua, near OaklanJ,
and the basement of brick, and the
whole work to be finished in mastie
stucco. There will be one grand
tower of 51 feet in diameter with
open roundaway of 25 feet iu diame
ter on each iloor. On each wing is a
Under each entrance, front and
rear, is a carriage drive under the
archway of one arcade each, and of
sufficient size to discharge goods on
stone platform on a level with tho
basement iloor. The steps leading
te the entrances to be of cast iiciiv
and to have ornamental gas lamps of
a handsome pattern.
The following are the dimensions
of the rooms:
Board of Public Works.22x27 feet;
Land Deparment. 22x37; Four Com
mit toe Rooms. :mx3U; Clerks' Room,
20x50; Clerks' Rooms, 10x30; Two
Ollices, 20x4(5: Outside OHi.-o lx30;
Geologist's Olliee, 22x3 ; Geologist's
Cabinet. 30x77; Engineer's Room.
22x37; Boiler Room, 3ox-iC; Fuel
Room, 30x30; Janitor s Room, l.'x20
Water Closet, left wing, 12x20.
Governor's Room, 22x40 feet Gov
ernor's Private Room, 30x3(1; Secre
tary of State's Room,' 22x40: Secre
tary of State's Private 001. 0, 12x15;
Secretary of State's Vault. Oxll;
Treasurer's Room. 30x30; Treasur
er's Vault, 10x10; Assembly Chamber,
oxllO; Senate Chamber. 40x ; two
Committee Rooms, 20x22; two Com
mittee Rooms. 10x20; one Commit
tee Room, 13x20; Reporters' Gallery,
lOxlS; Cloak Room. 13x18; Open
Court, 54x51; Wash "Room and Wa
Supremo Co.urt. 47x51 feet; Con
sultation Room. 30x30; Commission
ers' Room. 30x30: State Library. 00
x75; two Private Oilices. 10x30 ;' Water-closets
ami Wash Rooms, Ioxl'O.
Height of sub-basement, s feet;
height of basement, 10; height of
first story, 22; height of second story.
21; height to top of building. 72;
height to top of main tower, lv0;
two ventilating towers. 120.
The excavations to be iisedin ter
racing up to the height of the rouirh
stone work, three foot above tlie
The workmanship has been execu
ted in the very best manner, and
none but the best of material used in.
tho construction. Particular atten
tion has been paid in regard to tho
ventilation and aeeoustics. Mr. Gil
bert, one of the architect, has con
sulted with the loading architects,
of Europe and this country, us to tho
best means of ventilation The plan
adopted has been to exhaust all tho
foul air as near the iloor line as will
be permitted, connections being O
made with all the principal llues
throughout the building, ami at the
same time having proper connections
at the ceilinir line. Tho interior
finish of the building will bo of such
class of work as -will enable them
from time to time to add to the beau
ty of finish, as fresco and historical
painting, such as are adopted at tho
National Capitol at Washington 1 . C.
J. Krnmbein and W. G. Gil bcrt,
of Portland, are the architects, tho
plan proposed by them having been
adopted by the Board of Commis
sioners in preference to others font
in by loading architects of San Fran
cisco and Eastern cities. Tho build
ing is in every minute particular a
model of convenience and of gnat
credit to tho State at largo, as well
as to the skill ami mechanical knowl
edge manifested by the gentlemen in
question. Mr. Gilbert has personal
supervision of the construction, and
manages matters in a way that can
but convince the most skeptical that
he has a most thorough knowledge
of the business.
No )jiT!:i;i.cE. It is said that
President Grant had about twenty
thousand dollars on deposit in Jay
Cooke's bank, but that on the morn
ing of tho failure a tin box was sent q
from the bank to the White House.
Poor Andy Johnson hail about sixty
thousand dollars on deposit in the
First National Bank, but u tin box
was sent to him. The Cw'rirr-Jot'r-nal
saj-s this illustrates tjiee differ-
euce between a President and
a President in posse. They occupy
very different stations. They accord
ingly stand in very different relations
with the banks and the bankers. Jay
Cooke entertained the President
right jolly at his suburban palace a
day or two previous to his suspen
sion". Andy Johnson will hereafter
le entertained in some soup-house
where he pays his little nickel for a
plate of slops, wipes his mouth with
a dirty table cloth and his hands on
thehack of some shaggy New Found
land dog. The only way for Andy
to feel comfortable is to dream that
a little tin box was sent him too;
for "there is no difl'erencj." f-ays
Pascal, "between a cobbler who
dreams all night that he is a king
and a king who dreams all night that
he is a cobbler."
Pot luck Collecting old china.