Gervais Weekly Star

January 22, 1915
Gervais, Oregon

Gervais Happenings.

Miss Rose Nathman visited relatives in Portland last week.

A. DeJardin was in Portland on business Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs. M.E. Hurley was up from Portland Sunday and Monday.

Mrs. Amy Harding and Minnie Nibler were Salem visitors Friday.

Miss Jessie Briggs of St. Louis has accepted a position in Portland.

Miss Eva Poujade of Portland was an over Sunday visitor with Gervais friends.

J.E. Hosmer, editor of the Silverton Journal is again in the toil of the law.

Maurice Klinger of Salem was a visitor one day last week with his son, E.M. Klinger.

Miss Iwan Miller visited her sister Mrs. Percy Ottaway at Aurora the past week.

Mrs. Joseph Assman of Portland spent over Sunday with her mother Mrs. C. Stravens.

Lois Hartley, who has been occupying the Mary Hurley house has moved to Silverton.

Postmaster R.L. Geiss from Woodburn and family visited with Rev. Mocheland family Friday last.

A marriage license was issued by the County Clerk Wednesday to August Woelke and Signa Engrebretsen of Parkersville.

Grace V. Bonner, character delineator. In superior readings and classical and popular plays will appear at the City hall Monday night, Feb. 1st.

At the last meeting of the school board J.E. Cutsforth tendered his resignation as director and it was accepted with much regret by the remaining members.

The many friends of B. DeJardin who has been confined to his home for several weeks on account of rheumatism, are glad to see him out again, but sorry he has to use a crutch.

A. Nibler and Son, who have been making extensive improvements, they now have their warehouse and feed grinderin their own building and they have made the old Countu property look like a new place.

F.A. Mangold's sons who are in charge of the store during Mr. Mangold's absense, have been making some extensive improvements and we are in doubt as to whether the boss will recognize his place of business when he returns.

James E. Godfrey, a well known printer, and prominent democrat, who was connected with the State Printing office for a number of years, died Wednesday, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland following an operation.

City Ordinance No. 102 reads: that it shall be unlawful for any boy or young man to hang around the Railroad Depot, or jump on the steps, or hang on the steps or sides of any car while standing on the track or running through the city of Gervais.

Brooks Notes.

A baby has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Taber.

Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Harris were Salem visitors Monday.

Mrs. Frank Wheeler and daughter of Wallowa are visiting friends in Brooks and McMinnville.

One of the Bales twins had quite a serious accident last Wednesday. The child fell upon the blade of a pocket knife and cut an ugly gash just above the heart. Dr. E.E. Fisher was called and the little one appears to be recovering.

Miss Hazel Hunt gave a party at her home on January 9th., in honor of her sister Ruth's 18th. birthday. The guests enjoyed the evening by playing progressive whist, Miss Guineth Isom and Willard Ramp took the prizes. After the prizes were awarded refreshments were served. An immence birthday cake bearing 18 candles, of which each guest enjoyed a large share, was the gift of the mother.

Whats For Sale, Etc;

EGGS for hatching, and Anconas and Brown Leghorn cockrels for sale. Jos. Vanderbeck, Gervais, Route 3.

20 hard working men desire positions in the county at reasonable wages. Address Portland Commons, 195 Burnside St., Portland, Oregon.

FOR SALE: 38.95 acres. 1 and 1/2 miles northwest of Brooks. House, barn, good well, young orchard, one acre and a half of loganberries, 3/4 acres timber. $3,200.00 buys this place if taken soon. Would sell feed in barn. Address, H.D. Mars, Gervais.


Warning is hereby given to the shooting public - bar none - that trespassing on any part or parcel of the Esson premises, will be found a most costly pastime. C. Esson.

Clatsop Backs Bounty Bill.

State Capitol, Salem - Members of the Clatsop county delegation are behind a bill introduced in the house providing a bounty of $1.00 each on seals caught in the Columbia river. The measure provides that one-half the bounty be paid by the county opposite which, in the river, the seals are caught, and the other half by the state. It will be necessary for persons claiming these proposed bounties to make affidavits that the seals are caught on the Oregon side of the river and not on the Washington side.

Dr. Withycombe Now Governor.

Inauguration in State Capitol Simple but Impressive

West First To Congratulate New Executive - Chambers Thronged With Prominent Spectators

State Capitol, Salem - People of Oregon: You have a new governor. He is Dr. James Withycombe, of Corvallis. He took the oath of office at precisely 2:46 Tuesday afternoon.

Surrounded by members of his family, state officials, including justices of the Supreme court and legislators, prominent residents of Salem and other parts of the state, Dr. Withycombe was vested with the power of office and immediately presented to the people his first state document, which was an inaugural address and message to the legislature combine.

His first official act was to write a letter accepting the presidency of the Oregon State Board of the Red Cross.

Less profuse, but even more impressive, were the decorations inside the house chamber where the inauguration took place. The only display of color was that produced by the flags hanging in the doorway.

But the portraits of nine ex-governors of this state looked down on the scene that transferred the authority over the state's affairs from the hands of Oswald West into those of James Withycombe. Two ex-governors occupied the rostrum with them.

After the retiring governor and the incoming governor had been escorted into the room, W. Lair Thompson, president of the senate, presented Governor West. The retiring governor was sharply applauded as he arose.

"The time has come", said Governor West, "when politics should be forgotten, and I, for one, want to give the incoming governor all the help possible. In retiring from office I think that, in my limited ability, I have done the best I could, but as I expect to stay here I want to help all I can to make Oregon the greatest state in the Union."

President Thompson then formally announced that the canvass of the vote showed Dr. Withycombe elected, and formally presented him for the inaugural ceremony.

Chief Justice Moore administered the oath.

Governor Withycombe began at once his formal message that he had prepared in advance, and spoke briefly of his ideals and purposes.

"It is my hope and intention," he said, "that my administration shall be both economical and constructive. Oregon needs capital to develop its resources. Capital must be encouraged, not hampered. We do not want capital that will override us, but we must make investments attractive and not by undue restrictions drive it away. The future of Oregon rests primarily in agricultural development. It must be given aid and encouragement. I shall surround myself so far as it is possible with men who are in sympathy with my purposes. The changes that may be made in the appointive offices will not be on political grounds, but in the interest of efficiency and in that of carrying out the policies I have outlined".

Following is a synopsis of governor Withycombe's first message to the Oregon legislature, delivered before that body immediately following his inauguration Tuesday afternoon:

Recommends that the legislature set a record for brevity, especially in the number of laws passed. Urges a short, sane session, with a few good laws.

Would have several elective offices made appointive; recommends the consolidation of various commissions and bureaus and suggests that a committee be appointed to make a survey.

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