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GRANTS PASS. JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, JUNK 22, 1906.
f. OLD VETERANS HOLD THEIR 25TH
- ANNUAL STATE ENCAMPMENT
THE WANS RELIEF CORPS
AND LADIES OF GRAND ARM
Grants Pass Puts on Gala Attire and Gives the Old
Soldiers a Hearty Welcome Next Encampment
Will Be Held
With Friday of this week closes the
state encampment for Oregon sf
Grand Army of tbs Republic. The
AVomans Belief Corps, the Ladies of
the Grand Army of the Repoblic and
the annual encampment of the South
ern Oregon Soldiers and Sailors As
sociation which have been held in
Grants Pass. The weather was per
fect, the attendance was larger than
usually had, and all were well pleased
with the hospitality of the people of
Grants Pass and with the accommo
ations afforded. All agreed that
Grants Pass was a most excellent
place for holding the encampment.
The gronnds were in a spacious oak
grove and well shaded and within
easy walking distance of the business
seotion of the city. As it was elderly
people attending the encampment they
appreciated that the streets of Grants
Pass were level and they made favor
able comments on the extensive sys
tem of good sidewalks and the well
lighted streets. The gronnds were
well lighted by electric lights and the
campers were well supplied with con
veniences. Free transportation was
given to the veterans and the ladies
attending the encampment by two
carryalls provided at the expense of
the citizens committee.
That the visitors were so well re
ceived and so well cared for was due
to the untiring efforts and active co
operation of General Logan Post un
der Commander H. B. Alverson,
General Logan Womans Relief Corps
under President Rose Weideinan,
the citizens committee under Chair
man Geo. S. Calhonn, the reception
committee under Chairman Geo. H.
Durham. And the - success of the
series of enjoyable musical features in
the programs for each day was dne to
the nntiring work of H. C. Kinney,
director of the chorus and inosio.
The encampment brought no less
than 100 to Grants Pars yet so ample
la the hotel and boarding house ac
commodations and so many homes
were open to the visitors that the re
ception committee hud no difficulty
in caring for all.
Last Saturday the tents were
pitched, that had been supplied by the
Rogue River Soldiers and Sailors
Association and the finishing touches
were done to the grounds, aud the
seats and platform. A tall staff
was erected on which a large flag
floated during the entire encampment.
The first of the campers arrived
Saturday and by Monday there were
many G. A. R. men and Relief Corps
ladies in the city.
Monday and Tuesday the Rogue
River Soldiers and Sailors Association
held their annual reunion. This as
sociation is largely sociable in its ob
ject so the two days were spent by
the old soldiers and their wives in
enjoying the renewing of acquaint
ances and by the veterans in stories of
war time days. Ihe braes cannon
belonging to the Rogoe River Associa
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tion had been brought down from
Ashland and placed in position on the
grounds and each morning a sunrise
I salute' was tired by the artillery de
This old cannon was ordered by the
government to be sent to General
Lane's command in the Rogoe River
Iudina War of 1356 and was shipped
on a schooner from San Francisoo to
Scottsburg at the mouth of ths
TJmpqoa, which was the port from
which all freight was hauled to South
ern Oregon. Peter Boesky, a teamster
of Jacksonville, hauled it to Fort
Lane, near where Tolo now is, it tak
ing two weeks with four horses to
drag the heavy cannon and cassion
over the new and scarcely passable
road. The Indian War being over
with and on Fort Lane being aban
doned the cannon was taken to Jack
sonville where it did dnty for years
at celebrations and other events.
With the breaking out of the Modoc
Indian war the cannon was taken to
the Klamath oonnty and at the close
of the war it was brouubt to Ashland
and ordered taken with other govern
ment property to Fort Vancouver,
but the Jacksonville boys stole it and
kept it hid for two years when an or
der was secured authorizing the war
department to turn over the gnn to the
state of Oregon. The gun was brought
from its hidings and on the organiza
tion of the Rogue River Soldiers and
Sailors Association it was placed in
their keeping. The veterans desire
that mention be made of the generos
ity of James Trimble, one of the
Grants Pass blacksmiths who made
exteosve repairs to the gun carriage
on damage that some drunken men at
Jacksonville did to the cannon while
using it to shoot up their town after
the encampment in that place two
years ago. The repairs cost $10 and
Mr. Trimble made a donation of it to
the old soldiers.
The exeroises at the camp sroonds
began Monday evening when the
visitors were made welcome to the
city. W. M. Hair, president of the
council, presided and spoke in behalf
of the city, and Hon. Robert Glenn
Smith gave the address for the citizens
of Grants Pass. The response was
made by Rev. O. L. Burbank of Cen
tral Point. The Med ford band and
the Ashland Drum Corps furnished
the music in the evening. The Med
ford band under the leadership of W.
L. Norling, of Jacksonville, was pres
ent during the entire encampmeut and
took part in the various exercises at
the grand stand as well as to give open
, air concerts each evening preceding
the reRulur exeroises that were highly
enjoyed by the crowds. The Ashland
Drum corps, that came With the Ash
land Post, was the star musical attrac
tion of the encampment and their stir
ring martial music caught the popular
fancy and they were given miny en
cores. The famous drum corps, the
only one oh the Pacific Coast com-
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GRANTS Pass, Ore.
posed of men who served as lifers and
drummers in the Civil War, is com
posed of E. E. White, Jesse White,
J. J. Myers and C. Z. Bush.
Beginning with Tuesday each after
noon and evening exercises were held
at the grounds that were a highly
appreciated feature of the encamp
ment. The prorgams were made up of
addresses, songs, choruses, flag drills,
reminiscent talks by old soldiers and
music by the bands. These exercises
were well attended by the residents of
Grants Pass and other places as well
as by the old soldiers. The evening
attendance being especially large
there frequently being 3000 people
present. The regular business of the
encampment having been completed
this Friday afternoon and evening
was given over to fnn and to giving
tha visitors a parting evidence of the
appreciation that the citizens of
Grants Pass have for the honor of
having their city the place of meeting
for the State Encampment of the G.
A. R. and allied organizations. A
game of baseball between two teams
of Grants Pass business men kept the
visitors and the other onlookers in a
roar of laughter at the star plays.
At its close the visitors were given a
generous treat of ice cream and cake.
In the evening a fine band concert
olosed one of the most successful en
campmeuts ever held by the G. A. R.
The grand parade of the encamp
ment took place Thursday evening.
The column formed at the camp
grounds and marched up Sixth street
to E street aud from there counter
marched back to the camp gronnds.
The oolumn marched in two divisions,
the first being led by the Medford
Band and the second by the Ashland
Drnm Corps with the artillery be
tween the two divisions and nuder the
oommand of Capt H. L. t eed. The
cannon was drawn by four horses and
with the gnn squad made a promiuent
feature of the military display. The
parade was in command of Depart
ment Commander T. E. Hills, who
with Adjutaut General F. M.
Stewart rode at the head of the
column. There were !!(K veterans in
line and half as many women of the
W. R. C. and Ladies of the G. A. R.
and it was one of the largest and best
parades had for years past at a s ate
encampment. The level street and
the balmy air of the evening enabled
many of the old soldiers to march
that are unable to take part in parades
at other encampments where the march
ing is made diflicnlt by rough streets.
On arriving at the grounds the col
umn was formed in a hollow sqnare
about the flag staff aud the beautiful
and inspiring ceremony of a flag pre
sentation was carried out As is the
role of the Woinans Relief Corps, de
partment of Oregon, to present a flag
to the school of the town in which au
encampment is held, the Relief Corps
ladies brought a large flag to be given
to the Grants Pats school. On the
command coming to attention Post
President Emma Galloway of Mc
Minnville made the presentation
speech, which was responded to on
behalf of Grants Pass by Rev. II. A.
Barden, of Portland. Then as the flag
was hoisted aloft the band played the
Star Spangled Banner and the specta
tors stood uncovered and its folds
were caught by the breeze as the
hearty cheers were given for Old
The opera house and the Woodmen
of the World, and the Redmen's halls
had been very handsomely decorated
and given over to the free uso of the
organizations. The G. A. R. occupied
the opera house and the W. R. C. the
Woodmen's ball and the Ladies of the
G. A. R. the Redmens hall.
The following resolutions were
passed by the Ladies of the G. A, R ?
We the onderslgned beg leave u
submit the following:
Where an, we the Ladles of the Grand
Army of the Republic ba been hos
pitably received by the people of Grants
Paw, and realize the fact that the citi
zens have greeted ns with unusual cor
diality and we wish to especially men
tion thair great kindness in furnishing
transportaton to and from the oamp
ground. Furthermore, be it
Resolved, That the members of this
department convention extend thanks
to Department Commander 1. E. Hills
of Ashland, Oregon, who so nobly re
ceived greetings from the Ladies of
the Grand Army of the Repoblio, who
gave this beautiful tribute of respect
to our order: "Bone of our bone, flesh
of our flesh and blood of our blood. "
Furthermore, be it
Resolved, That we hereby tender
our sincere thanks to the Redmen for
their donation and the beautiful decor
ation of their hall. And be it further
Resolved, That the thanks of this
convention be tendered thi baseball
boys for their special invitation to
their ball game at 2 :80. On aooount
of a press of business, were unable to
The sessions of the Department of
Oregon, G. A. R. were well attended
and a fine interest was manifested in
the welfare of the order. Department
Commander T. E. Hills presided in a
very able manner aud to his energy
and executive ability was due in a
great measure the success of the en
campment. And in the carrying out
of the many duties pertaining to his
position he was ably assisted by bis
adjutant, F. M. Stewart.
The place for holding the department
encampment for next year was a mat
ter that evoked considerable interest
in the encampment. The towns seek
ing this honor were Newberg aud Cor-
vallis, and the former "on but by only
a small majority on the ballot that
was taken. Prior to adjournment the
following resolution expreasive of the
appreciation of the many courtesies
that had been rendered to those attend
ing the encan.pment was paused :
Be it hereby resolved' that the thanks
of this the 2fith Ann mil encampmnut
G. A R. Department of Oregon are
hereby extended to the citizens of
Grants Pass and Southern Oregon who
have so grandly entertaiued and con
tiibated to oor pleasure aud enjoyment
doing the sunny happy days of cur so
Presented and passed by unanimous
vots of the department in session.
Grants Pass, Oregon, June 22, 190ft.
F. M. STEWART,
Assistant Adjutaut General.
The oflloera for the emulug year for
the Department of Oregon, G. A. R.
are as follows :
Department Commander, Herman
SotclilTe, Portland; Senior Vice
Commander, John Patrick, Grants
Pass; Junior Vice-Commander, S. W.
McReynolds, Cottage Grove ; Medical
Director, Dr. O. R. Downs, St. Johns;
Chaplain, Rev. H. A. Barden of Port
land. R. V. Pratt of Portland was
appointed adjutant and the other 'ap
pointive officers will be filled later on
by the new commander.
Those chosen on the council of ad
ministration Enoa Swan, Portland;
E. Martin, East Portland; Gideon
StalU, Salem; James Tuffts, Oregon
City; B. F. Allen, Astoria.
Delegates to the national encamp
ment Wm. Baker, Athena; S. A.
Skinner, Hood River; E. F. Chap
man, Eugene; H. S. Allen, Portland;
A. C. Edmunds, East Portland.
Alternates-J. H. Will, Ashland;
J. E. Peterson, Grants Pass; J. S.
Foss, Portland ; G. St. Clair Segui,
Portland; R. Waggoner, Hillsboro.
The sessions of the Womans Relief
Corps had a larger attendance than I
Hold Interesting Sessions, Transact Large Amount of
Business and Elect Officers Grants Pass
Gets the Head Offices.
usually bad at a Btate encampment and
the deep interest shown indicated that
the order was in a poperoos condition.
As a taotful presding offloer and skill
ed 'parliamentarian, 'the department
president, Mrs. Jennie V. Harding of
Oregon City, earned the hearty com
mendation of the delegates and her en
thusiasm and tireless work was most
important faotor in- the success of the
The officers of the W. R. O. for the
following year are as follows: Mrs.
Mary Hildreth, Grants Pass, depart
ment president ; Mrs. Bertha Gillman,
Heppner, senior vioe-president; Mrs.
Mamie Clinton, Astoria, junior vioe-
president ; Mrs. Jennie Harding, Ore
gon City, past president ; Mrs. Henri
etta Zoller, Grants Pass, treasurer;
Mrs. Rose S. Wledman, Grants Pass,
secretary ; Mrs. Marguerite Thompson,
Portland, chaplain ; Members of Exec
utive Board Mrs. Hattie Calvert,
Grants Pass; Mrs. Casey, Ashland;
Mrs. Estelle Berry, Grants Pass; Mrs.
Jennie Stanton, Roseburg; Mrs. Julia
Delegates at Large Mrs. Hellen M.
National Delegates Mrs. Elsie
Shaer, Portland; Mrs. O. Cooper,
MoMinnville; Mrs. Susan Wills, Ash
land; Mrs. Eastman, Portland.
Alternates Mrs. Ada Boole, Toledo;
Mrs. Emma Galloway, of MoMinn
ville and Mrs. Jennie Harding of
Oregon City were elected ai a commit
tee to visit the Soldiers Home at
Roseburg and inspect the oottages
erected by the Department Relief
Resolutions endorsed by the 22d
annnal convention department of Ore
gon, W. R. O.
Grants Pass, June 20-23.
To the officers and members of the
23d annnal convention of the W. R.
0., department of Oregon:
we, tne committee on itesoiutions,
CHAIRS AND ROCKERS
Suitable Chairj for the Parlor, Sitting Room, Dining
Room, Porch, or any room. Suitable Furniture is
one of our proudest specialties. We have the pieces
come and get our prices all marked in plain
figures. We ask you to come and see this fine array
of New Goods just arrived. We're working hard to
get them in shape for your inspection, because we
believe you will find the kind you want.
The stock includes all those pieces that appeal to
good taste on account of their design, finish, char
acter and richness. We can show you the newest
ideas and the most popular furniture for the home
that can be found in this city. We name a few prices
to give you an idea of what's doing there are plenty
more just as reasonable.
A HANDSOME SET WEATHERRED MISSION CHAIRS
6 Dining Chairs, 1 Carver's Chair 7 large, flue qn nn
A large fine Woatherred Mission Rocker $6.00
A large flue Robker for $2.00 worth fj.UO
A flue Golden Oak Arm Rocker for 2 73 " a. 75
A Golden Oak Finished Dining Chair for. .. ., 1 . 10 " 125
A " " " " " " 50 " 8.00
One lot of goods on which we make these speclsl prices, they
have been used hot very little
One I1B.00 Cook Stove for $8 50
One 10.NO " " .;" b; 50
One large Heating" " . 3.50
umer goods in the
Hammocks 75o to (4.00
Borneo Dooral.S0to 3 Wcoiuplet
Tin Dish Pans 25c upwards
Rolling Pins 10c np to 85o
Large No. 2 Reflector Lanterns..
WATCH OUR BARGAIN COUNTERS
A CAR LOAD
Of Furniture Iron Beds
or Camp at
The Urjut Howtfurniihlnj
i desire to submit for your approval and
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endorsement me louowing :
We wish to express our hearty
thauks to the members of Gen. Logan
Corps No. 25 for their untiring efforts)
to make this convention oue of th
most pleasant and successful in tha
history of our order and to the com
mittee who have provided such com
fortable homes for everyone.
Also to the citizens of Grants Pass
who have made our stay so enjoy
able and have entertained ua so de
lightfully at the camp ground.
Our thanks are due the transporta
tion oompanies for the special rates
The decorations which have added
so much to the already beautiful city
deserve especial mention, patioularlf
those in the oonventon hall.
Respectfully submitted in F. CL
BERTIE M. SMITH
BERTHA D. GILMORB
The Ladles of the Grand Army of
the Republio had the largest attend
anoe at their session at this enoamp
ment ever had in Oregon and the or
der Is in a prosperous condition as
shown by the report of the oflloera.
The past year has shown a good in
crease in membership due to the efforts
of the department president, Mrs.
Olive Van Orden, of Portland, and shs
proved herself most capable and en
ergetic presiding offloer.
The officers elected for the ensninc
year for Department of Oregon Ladies
of the G. A. R. are Department Pres
ident Clementine Reisner, Euiene:
senior-president, Clara E. Thompson,
woodourn: junior vioe-president, Mar
garet Noah, Roseburg ; secetary, Net
tie Gossett, Eugene; treasurer, Katu
erine Smith, Eugene; chaplain, Sadie
A. Kemp, Woodbnrn. Council of ad
ministration, Nettie Erouse, Eugene;
Isabella Frater, Roseburg; Isabella
Beeson, Albany. National delegates.
Mary Prink, Portland; Katherins
Smith, Engene ; Maggie Suhomp, Port
land. Alternates, Nettie Krouse, En
gene; Nellie Gossett, Eageoe; Ann
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