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DAH.Y 0A1IXA1 JOURNAL IAISM, OMOOX. THTXRaPAY, JUNE 14, 1900.
REV? JASON LEE
,fo&W HIS EAST HOME
Bones of tHc First Great Pioneer Missionary Will Be Laid
to- ,Rest on the Spot of His Greatest Achievements
AU Salem And People from all Over the State
Gather to do Homage to a Good and Great Man
I tlpMIIIMHIMIMIMIIWHHIDMIIHMIMMHIlUMMIHH I
Tomorrow marks an epoch la tho history of the, Methodist church;
a milestone In tho life of Willamette University and a poridJ, In tho
chronicles of this Oregon country. After lying: for more than half a
century In an unmarked grave In an alien land, the remains of Jason
Lee, preacher, teacher, pioneer and path-finder, havfe been carried more
than three thousand miles over the same high mountains and broad
plaijns that ho Journeyed sixty years ago, Bible In hand, arf. will be
finally laid to rest In tho spot that ha consecrated to God, and In this
midst of tub wonderful country where hte conquered a pathless wilder,
ness and helped to fashion a great state.
Oregon Institute laid) out the city of
Salem and incidentally caused the cap
ital of the stiate to bo established in
this city. The trustees planned the
survey and bore- all of the expense. It
as due to their wisdom that tho city
has such broad and beautiful streets.
The grounds on which the city now
stands wcm set apart by the provi
sional government of Oregon as a do
nation to the institute and tho groun 1
for tho -state house and' other public
buildings were a gift from 'Willamette
university to the state. r
Willamette university, under it!
present name, was established in 1853
by an act of tho legislative assembly
of the territory of Oregon, and six
years Inter Willamette university sent
forth 'hor first graduate, Miss Emily
York, with the degree of Mistress at
English IiteratUTe, and intho same
year Oregon became a state. x -
I A CONTINUED NAftBATIVE.
Journal Will Begin an Illustrated SeJ
rial in Verse.
High School Talent Gives
Splendid Rendition, of
After sleeping for more tiian sixty
years in a foreign land, tho bones of
Rev. Jason Leo will bo brought back
to .tho theater of his greatest achieve
ments and will be finally laid to rest
by tho side of the deceased members
of his family. The pioneer mission
iry diet in Canada in 1845, while
thero working for the church of his
faith and the school that he founded.
Ho was buried there and it was only
recently that an effort was in a do by
President Coleman of the Wilamlctto
university to have his remains brought
back to tho United States and Ore
gon, and interred! in tho Methodist
Mission cometery in this city.
Tho rumains were brought to Oregon
more than n year ago and have since
tihen been in a receiving vault in the
city of Portland.
Tho reinterment will take place at
1ho cianetery tomorrow afternoon. In
tho forenoon memorial exercises will
ho held at the First Methodist church
find in the afternoon tho Oregon Fion--cors
will hold appropriate sarvices and
the reinterment will take place.
It was eminently fitting that this
ceremony should bo held in connection
with tho commencement of WiUatnctto
university, and tho pioneor missionary
was tho undoubted founder of the in
etitution as well ns (tho first minister
do plant the Protectant fnith and to
ereci a Protestant church west of tho
With the single exception of Dr.
John McLouglflin, Itcv. Jason Leo was
the most interesting and picturesque
figuro in tho oarfly history of Oregon.
Whero Ho Began Life.
Ho was born in Canada in 1S03 and
workvd hnrdl an a boy and educated
liln-seli. JIti taught school in Stan
stead, Cunadii, whilo yot a boy nnd
was converted to the principles of tho
Methodist church by the ministration!
of his nophow, Nov. Daniol Leo, who
afterwards ennui to Oregon with him.
Lo like that oMier g eat pioueer,
Dr. Mclaughlin, was of remarkable
striking stature. He was six tYot
nnd f ur inches in holght and of a
broid ami powerful frame. Ho hud
bluo eyes, a high forehead and was
nn oloimout nmn ami a powerful rous
A romantic story, probably a fiiblo,
came to tho coast of tho Ptmiilc cont
Indians, who journeyed to St. Louis
Jit quest of tho 'White man's book."
This mudo ii powerful impression on
tho Methodist ministry and Wilbur
riske ont Jason Leo to Oregon to
convert tho Indlnus to tho Christian
religion. This was in 183i. Associat
ed with him weti Daniol Leo nnd Cy
rus Shopard. Thej arrived at Port
Ynncouer hungry and footsore. Here
they wore recoived with tho greatest
kluduess by Dr. John MqLoughlin.
They foot afterwards came up the
Willamctto river and built a log house,
25 bv 50 feet In lt, tea miles below
TIES MODERN BUSINESS
Man pays his bills by check.
Why not open au account with
u, which can bo subject to check
at any timet
Wo afford our customers all the court
tesies consistent with soured banking
TUB BANK OIEEOK
When caacaled is tho best proof of
the payment of any bill, and is a
great eoavoaience, as it doe away
with Ue Meeselty C wrryiag large
mat t ateasy witk yen. 011 mad
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r9KIlg VM wUftWtr baaklag
Salem State Bank
L, IC PAGML PtnMmt
E.W, HAZARD, Cutter
tho present sito of Salem, near the
present village of Wheatland.
This was the origin of Willamette
This event was of tho deepest sig
nificanco to tho Methodist church and
to Oregon. It was not only tho first
step in the development of Willamette
university, but it also marked a period
in the settlement of tho state.
Arrival on tho Willamette.
When Jason Lee arrived on the
shores of tho Willamette there werp
only a few white men west of thd
Rocky mountains and there were no
white women. Mrs. Whitman and Mrs.
Spaulding, tho first! white women to
arrive, came two years later, in Jodo.
"Jason Lea was twice manned. With
his first marriage there was connected
quite a romance. The pioneor sent
back to the mission board of the
Methodist church for a wife. Tho
board sent him Anna Maria Pittman,
whom ha hadi met once before. Sho
came in company with Sarah Downing,
who married Cyrus Shepard. Tho
ship sailed around the Horn and came
to Oregon by way of the Sandwich
The now period of usefulness of this
splendid pioneer woman was short
lived. Shrt died soon but left the im
print of her strong character on the
work, on tho school, and on the state.
rA fine oil painting of the first Mrs.
Leo hangs in the main building of
Enthusod with his work, Mr. Lee
wint back to tho states and present
cd a momorinl to congress asking that
some nsiistanco bo given in order that
Oregon might be savod to the Unltod
Slites. His potition was presented to
thti sonato by Senator Linn of Mis
sou."!. So strong an impression did the
pioneor make on tho President and on
etfngross that he was given $5000 out
of tho soeret sorvlee fuud of the gov
or'nmtTuI to assist him in prosecuting
his work. Ho not only nsked for
money, but for men, with which to col
Quiae tho now country.
ThU colobrnted memorial to con
Tomorrow is distinctively tho Jason
Leo day at Willamette University. Ex-o-ciscs
will bo held in his memory in
tho foronoon, oftornoon andi in tho ev
ening. Tho first service will' bo held
at 10 o'clock in the Hrst M. E. church
with Rev. D. L. Rader presiding. After
devotional exercises addresses will be
made by W. D. Fenton, of Portland,
and Rev. J. R. Wilson, of the Portland
The Oregon Pioneer, Association-will
hold) its exorcises at 1 o'clock in the
afternoon, with J. C. Morcland presid
ing. AddTesse-s will bo made by Har
vey W. Scott, of Portland, and Hon.
Reuben P. Boise.
Tho evening services will bo held un
der tho auspices of tho states that
woto formed1 from tho original Oregon
territory, and the meeting will bo pre
sided- over by Hon. Ashcl Bush. Gov
ernor Chamberlain will speak "on "Or
egon,;" Hon Allen Weir will make an
address on "Washington," and Lieutenant-Governor
Steeves will speak on
Tho interment of the remains of the
pioneer missionary will be at 3:30
o'clock at tho Methodist mission come-
The main event of the week in the
Salem high school commencement came
oft5 last evening, when the senior class
played Tonnyon-'s "Tho Princess,"
which was a grand success. Long be
fore tho opening hour tho large assem
bly room of the schoo was filled to its
utmost capacity, and over 800 were
Just boforo tho curtain went up.
Prof. Marlatte, the principal, made a
brief address, in which ho expresse.1
regret that so many of the patrons
could not be accommodated. He also
stated1 that tho play about to be pro
duced was strictly amateur, and that
each and every member of tho cast hai
worked faithfully to produce it for the
benefit of their friends. Ho also said
that the success of the play was duo
largely to tho instructor, Miss Rich
ards, one of tho faculty, and to Harry
Winstanlcy, who staged tho play. He
announced that the proceeds from the
benefit of Tuesday) would reach to
$140, which would mro than eliminate
tho school's athletic department debts.
He thanked the people on behalf of
tho school for their liberal patronage.
Then the sweet strnins of the orches
tra began, tho curtain want back and
tho play began. The cast 'of charac
ters was as follews:
Princess Ida Mario Hutchins
Lady Pyscho Bessio Harding
Lady Blanche Mabel Magncss
Melissa, daughter uf Lady Blanche
Violot, apupildaughter of Ipse....
The Princo v. . . . r Horace Sykes
Flocnia, his friond and brother of
Psycho . . ;j . Perry Reigleman
Cyrl, friend to Princo Flornia
Gama, king, father of Ida
Ipse, king's attendant... Alice Judsoc
Tho first, scene showeci a grove in
Beginning Friday of this week, The
Journal will publish a daily story in
30 chapter written in verse. This
series will bo of especial interest to
anyone interested in making money or
desiring to secure quick returns from
anything they may have to sell. .Every
reader of Tho Journal will be inter
ested in- reading this series, both for
the illustrations nnd tho literary mer
it. Then- will bo found on the local
page caoh dayi
That Tired Feeling.
If you are languid, depressed, in
capablo for work, it indicates that
your liver is out of order. Horbine
will assist nature to throw off head
aches, rheumatism and ailments akin
to nervousness and restoro tho ener
gies and vitiity of sound and per
fect health. J, J. Hubbard, Temple,
Texas, writes: "I have usod Herbine
for the past y ears. It has done
mo moro good than all tho doctors. It
is the best medicine ever made for
chills nnd fever." 50c. For sale by D.
Another large audience greeted the
Brigham-Cnulkinji Company at the
Edison theatre last evening, "My
Uncle from Now York" was cordially
accepted, and everyone, judging by the
laughter, -was well pleased and! satis
fied. Fun am comical situations
abound. Go to tho Edison for fun and
ploasuro; it will bo worth your while.
:ttltf1l tlla Trt n j A - i a tliA 4wl jl.nnMltw
The honorary pallbearers will !,.. , .. ,,. r, ..'
fim ii n in crrinn ininnii nm nia wr
uuw w to DVUU JUAUWt MJ UU fcTl J
I. D. Driver, D. D., Rev.
Robert Booth, Rev. T. F. Royal Rev
J H. B. Royal, Rev. Nelson Clark, Rev.
John Flynn, Rev. A. J. Joslyn, Rev.
John Atwood. Rov. M. S. Anderson,
Rov. W. J. White, Rev. W. S. Turner,
Rov. W. W. VnnDusen, D. D., Rev. J.
D. Gilian, Rov. Abraham Eades.
Following tho Flag.
When our soldiers went to Cuba and
tho Philippines, health was tho most
important consideration. Willis T.
Morgan, retired commissary sergeant,
U. S. A., of Rural Route 1, Concord,
N. IL, says: "I was two years in
gross was written by Jason Loo and
was signed by the ton white members
of he mission school, by seventeen
Amtrieans, nearly all there
wtre in this country, nnd by nine Can
ujhnnn, who wanted to bocomo Amor
icuns. The signors comprised iireo
fourths of all the white people in the
vTho business beforo eongross was in
Janimn, ISsSfl. In the following Octo
ber Jason Leo sot sail for Oregon with
51 settlers In the ship Lausanne. The
ceutennial of Methodism was cele
brated on board tho ship. He married
again in tho cast and his second wife
was aboard this ship,
Tho Lnusanno is tho Mnyilowr of
tho witt, aud many of the first fam
ilies of Oregon nud Washington arc
pjoud o trnco their ancestry to pas
sengers of this vessel.
.Willamette University Established.
'Sometime during the yoar 1842, Ja
son Lee moved hir mission school from
the first site to whnt I nnvr thn rnl
lege campus of Willamette universitv
3lt wag during that year that Dr
Whitman set out on his famous rido
to save Oregon to the nation.
Who Oregon Institute was established
in IS 13 on Wallace Prairie. Next
year tho Oregon InUitute moved to
tho sito of Leo's mission school and
ho purchased tho proporty. ThU com
prised a milo square of land and -a
$10,000 school house. This sale wa,t
effected by Mr. Geary, who was sent
out fnom tho east by the raisiion board
of the Methodist church.
,Whlo these events were taking
place Lee was In the east working in
the interest of the wbooJ. the mis
sion and the state. DuriBfthis time.
Joa Lw tMk.lclc ia Cauda and
It was in this mm rear thai tat
Cuba and two years in the Philippines,
and being subject to colds, I took Dr.
King's New Discovedy for Consump
tion, which kept me in perfect health
And now, in Now Hampshire, wo find
ittho best medicino in the world for
cqugns, colds, bronchial troubles anl
all lung diseases.' Guaranteed at J.
O.', Perry's drug store. Price, 50c and
Trial bottle free. P
Bankers in Annual Convention.
innnciers of tho state will gather
at the Y M. V. A. auditorium at Port
land Friday nnd Saturday to attend
the second annual session of tfco Ore
gon State Banko-a' Association, which
ivas organized during' the Lewis aud
CJtark Fair. Subjects to bo discussed
will include tho banking methods and
means of mutual protection in trans
neW& business. iThb officers arts:
Jji. rrank Wntson, Portland, presi
dent; E. V. Carter, Ashland, vice
president; W. E. Grace, Baker City,
treasurer: J. L, Hartman. Portland,
Work at Cannery,
il'ho force of women and girls is be
Jug increased. Applicants call in
morning. First come first served. Sa
lem Mutual Canning Company. It
Bifocal lenses near-sighted and far
sighted lenses made to order.
Gold and Gold
Also made to order,
will find reasonable.
Our pricea you
Chas. H. Hinges
friends, Flornia and Cyril. Tho second
scene, "Tho Court of Gama," was well
acted, the Prince and King Gama being
tho main characters.
A Grecian Drill.
Tho third scene, "A Room in the
University," was perhaps tho most in
teresting scene of any. Tho cast was
assisted- by 16 young ladies, gowned in
Grecian robes. Tho drill in this act
was beautiful, each keeping in perfect
timo-to tho music, and tho rythm and
gracefulness of it was very pretty. The
fourth scene, "Tho 'School Room,"
with tho pupils nssombled, was also
well carried out, and tho pranks of
Flornia were especially amusing.
Tho singing of the maidens in the
darkened corridor, in tho fifth net, was
very pleasing, but tho fixth and last
act of tho play was the best of all.
Hero each of tho acto's had a chance
tojshow his power, and each wealed
remarkablo talent. Tho song of Violet
phrissie, Clark) was rendered splcn
'dldly. Tho drunken son 6f Cyril, which
causes such' dismay among the pupils,
and tho anger of Lady Blanche, was
well carried. Tho fj-ief sceno of Lady
Psyche, and the stjugglo botween right
and wrong by tho Princess Ida were
strong partsand-i well portrayed. Me.
llssa and Ipso also did woll in their
parts. In fact, too much praiso can
not bo said of tho entire cast. The
climax of tho play waB very pretty,
and- the vast audience waB not slow in
applause. The costuming of the play
ers was In keeping- with the medieval
times, nnd was well designed.
The- .seniors aro to be congratulated
upSn - their success " "
Brooklyn, N. Y., June 13. Gold lace
and gilb buttons will be 'very much in
evidence at tho marriage of Miss Ruth
Gibson, daughter of Rear Admiral Wil
liam C. Gibson, U. S. N., retired, to
Lieutenant William Theodore Tarrant,
U. S. N., which will be celebrated this
afternoon at St. Bartholomew's church
Tho bridio will bo attended by her eis
to, Mrs. Richard Butler Glaenzer, who
,was Miss Anita Gibson, as matron of,
honor, and other sister, Mits Marion
Gibson, will be maid of honor. The
bridesmaids will be Miss Kate Gib
son, a third eistor of the bride, and
Miss Susan Parsons. -
Lieutenant Tarrant, who is attached
to .the Charleston, now at the New
Yo-k navy yard), will be attended by
Ensign Lindsay 'Hansloy Lacy as best
man, and tho ushers will bo Lieutenj
ant Commandor Robert L. Russell, En;
sign Rufus Fairchild Zogbaum Jr., and
Midshipman Albert Thomas Church,
all fellow officers of the bridegroom on
tho Charleston; Midshipman Holbrook
Gibson, b"o.1hcr of the bride, and Cap-j
tain Campbell, of tho United States
Marino corps. Aftor the wedding a re
ception for relatives and intlmnto
friends will be held at tho Gibson res
idence on Pacific street.
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Prtas for Farm &B
After -visitine the ?, .,
last evening, the stat. tJ.,-!?
culture adjourned subj:i to ?A
of the president. Tk. i. ' . H'
nil fh f ,-. v uuaor.
w ...v,, fences, stables i
...6.ug,M the ground,,
washed nn.J- fl . '
repaired. The pavilion i Pjj
"uu l" Sraa " the approach
Tho board has decided
im"B si-ai prizes for the lrfv
vidual farm exhibits. The X
must bo grown and exhibited h
fitirti n .TIi .! - - -
" "c i'1"-" aro 175, ,$
, , . . uu.uuu 10 mese
the Studebaker Company win
$100 farm wagon-; the E. 8 L
Co will, give a $40 set of hiring
me x. x.. onaier saddlery Hohhj
give a $10 robe.
Secretary Durbin will be p!J
man tree--of charge- to, all tpjj
a list of the premiums to bei
at the fair.
Good looks bring happiness.
care moro for us when we ngi
with a clean, smiling face, briil
spaTjiung wiinj acaiiin, whit!
by- taking .,Hollister's Rocky ;
Tea. 35 cents, Tea or Tab!M
Stone's drug store.
Work on tho Portlanjl End BW
Tho Evening Telegram of bstf
ing says: ,
Ground was broken on Grows
this mo-ning by the United ',
Company for the line through tbsts
to connect with the intercibu;
from Salem Tho work wm
south, as the surface of the tall
dry, and as fast as a large I
company can plow tho grounlii
bo removod by teams A dootti
will be put in on all streets M
f)ift nnm-nnriT- lina n frnnfthlM 11
V V r' J UMiJ 14 4.14MV!1 -- -
exeentlon nt Prnnl street
Taylor and Flanders. Surveyors J
finishing work in the south eali
city and setting grade sUitt
Tuesday it is expected the Upjj
steel will bo commenced. One t
will be started at a time, so tie
can be kont free of obstruct
much as possible.
iKl iiHHHBiHSHisisisVi isisHbPwim QVS?tBLou-v-r xtBKtKKBstr j
Broke Hla Arm.
Earl Evans, tho little son of Mr. aud
Mrs. Charles Evans, who livo un South
Salem, had the misfortuno to break bis
arm yesterday. The, little fellow had
Bvd up a ladaerand coached ou to
swing .to tno ; cIotheswire,f jfhen he
nUssd his Ijo'ld'nnjTfcll, breaking his
arm. mo injured member .was set,
and the little follow is doing as well
as could bo expected.
Three Ex-Govjernors. k
It was tho ex-governor's day at the
station this morning, when ex Gover
nor Moody, ex-Governor Geer and ex
Governor Lord boarded the morning
train for Portland, to attend the annu
al meeting of the Oregon pioneers. Few
cities in Oregon can duplicate such a
Will see Gbecta Walk.
The Sf4tkM0ita we kig,foca
biff CimnnacftHnw h& wia .4. -v
L Salle Street Sutipn Uied'by Rock Island-Frisco Lines.
Have YOU ever been in CHICAGO?
If so, you kaoV the extremely coaveolent locatloa of La StSt
If you are a stswager fa tie city, however, it U of great taj?
that you kara abetst ilia sssaMl&mt and comparatively new UrtaV
we4JelaUy by Rock Uaad-Fffeco Hoes. . ..,,.
Itls sscarett the heart' of the etty closely adjokiifliT the bo
section within easy walking distance of State Street shoppjng "
and all the priodel hoUU the oaly depot on the elw'ed.'oop.
Tie Rock Mini rigM-of-way fete ChJcag b tlcyiUdtZ
UMeigk4rnUMouttftra(itthesssWrfss Prompt arrival at u
termkial k thus aseund. Engle-1reed Ualoa Station, seven fW.?
afford wady iccm to tov&ttr.nbthtili througn trato 9 V3HU
Raek Iiluid-Frlico Lines.
140 Tklrd 'St.. PORTLAND. ORE.
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Cornirp WnrL Htino- nnH nulUVnc Work of a" l
Estimates Made and Work Guarantee
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rBr the latter pari of July.