Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon on January 1, 1911 · Page 27
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2fc DAILY OREGON STATESMAN: SUNDAY, JANUARY L 1911. Monmouth Is a Live Town Regains the State Normal School After a gallant fight of several years Monmouth, "Pearl of the Plain3," has regained her normal school the only one which the state of Oregon is to maintain. Monmouth is located about two miles west of Independence and fourteen miles from Salem, in Polk eountv. and is one of the most healthful cities of: the state, having good sewerage system and pure mountain water. The transportation facilities are all that could be desired, and much activity in real estate is being experienced, partly on account of the increased business that naturally follows the reopening of the oldest institution Li the state for the training of teaener the Monmouth normal. . The people of Monmouth appreciate having this school in their town and are doing all they can to show their appreciation. The present wooden cro3S walks, for instance, are being removed and replaced by cement, and everything possible is being done to show that the town is a "live one." THE WEXFORD IS DRAWING CARD GEORGE ROSNER, PROPRIETOR, IS A MUSICIAN OF REMARKABLE TALENT. IMPROVISES MUSIC TO SUIT HIS PICTURES PIPE ORGAN TO BE INSTALLED. ' 5 " 1 ? ! f it: i ' I ' i The "Wexford, on Court street, was one additional playhouse added to Salem during the year 1910, and that it has been a credit to the city i3 to say tne very least. It has from its earliest incep- shades of human life as dictated by his genius musical soul. He has the d s-tinetion of being one of the first artists to give the public a dual entertainment of this kind. He has had considerable favorable comment in the New York Times and other eastern papers. In New York he attended the famous Byjou theatre and for his evening's recitals in piano and organ improvising he received $100 a week. In Seattle Mr. Rosner was under contract with the Washington theatre at $75 a week lor the same purpose. Mr. Kosner has a valuable asset not easily acquired and one that the public can participate in, to their enjoyment. An additional feature of Mr. Eosner's management is the little vaudeville sketches made up purely from raw material with the dictates" of talent guiding and breaking it in. His innovation has met with a warm response by an appreciative public if the crowdsat every repeated performance are any criterion. Mr. Rosner New Sanitarium Has Been Erected Dr. C. S. Rice Completes Fine Ncyr Home Centrally Located State Normal School at Monmouth. p. . - . ...... ' . ' ' :- '! i , - . , ... ,. -. - ; - r - i . cL c " ft M .: . i . i f ,T- "J f -1 : j; n ' fj'j ji 'I ! til Ji i i I v i 4 , f ' 1 -L : 4 : ' Polk County Bnk at Monmouth. Polk County Bank. One of the pioneer financial institutions of Polk county is the Polk County bank, established twenty years ago. The capital of the Polk County bank is $30,000, and during its entire history nothing but praise has ever been heard concerning it and its officers. Mr. J. II. Hawley, its present head, has been with the institution for eighteen years and is himself considered one of the town's chief assets. Following are the officers: J. II. Hawley, president; J. B. V. Butler, vice president; Ira C. Powell, cashier. The deposits of the bank are very satisfactory and are steadily growing in volume. Interest is paid by this bank on time deposits. The accompanying cut gives a good idea of the exterior of the bank, with the officers in front. A splendid burglar-proof safe of the Mosler pattern, large vaults and all the latest machines and bankers' articles, combined with the well known safety and judicious conservatism of this institution, together with the leading part taken by its officers in any effoit that will better Monmouth, go to make the Polk County bank one of the best and most popular depositories in the county. , , . - - : m - Salem has in her midst a man who is Jain great work in the fight against the great curses dope and liquor habits. Dr. C. S. Rice, whose home and sanitarium is located at 215 South 14th street, is the administer of a remedy that is claimed to knock either habit in from 4S to 72 hours. A curejs guaranteed and no charge is made until the patient is satisfied that he is fully freed from the habit with which he is aflliet ed. The remedy is a secret preparation invented bv a Missouri specialist iu this line, and only a few people are acquainted with its use, and only the inventor knows the recipe for .it. When he dies his wife will take up the preparation, and with her demise the recipe will be given to the worla. Dr. Rice has had more work of late than he could attend to, and as a result he is worn out and will soon leave for Los Angeles for the benefit of his health. loth gas and electric light, while they-have a separate compajtuient fur bag gage and clothing. SSamfary arrange-meuts of this new dwelling house are perfect and every modem equipment for one of the latest of Salem's homes has been installed. Although central! located, this new sanitarium is awaV from any bustle or noise to disturb thV patient, in his convalesi'er.ce. The property has cost some 1- built oa-a lot 90x200 feet; a good eon.-reto basement eliminates all possibility of damp, ness; Andersons have installed one f their popularly known furnaces for lieating the house throughout. Altogether, Dr. Rice is to be congratulated upon acquiring such convenient prem-ises for fighting a scourge of the human race and recovering those that usually prove worthy when reentering the ranks of good citizenship. After his return from the South th doctor will be ready to resume his praa- The Wexford; Theater Entrance. THE EMBALMEE'S ART IN EGYPT. To appreciate the motives which impelled the ancient Egyptians to invent the art of embalming it is necessary to throw our minds back nearly sixty centuries. . . Then Egyptians were in the habit of burying their dead in shallow holes scraped in the soil immediately beyond the limits of the narrow strip of cultivated land. As the result of placing the body in hot dry sand, it irequcntly happened that, instead or undergoing a process of decay, it became dessicatcd and preserved in an in-corrupted form for an indefinite time. The burial of valuable and useful objects with the dead naturally led to grave-robbing, which was already common in the earliest known prehistoric times in Egypt. The plundering or graves must have taught the people at large that the forces of nature were often sufficient to preserve a dead body. OREGON And the famous Willamette Valley POLK THE BLUE RIBBON COUNTY Independence and Monmouth THE TWIN CITIES. J. H. MORAN THE LAND MAN. In this way it became a part of the religion of the Egyptians to regard the preservation of the body as the condition of the attainment, of immortality. ... The early Egyptians learned that tha body, when placed in a coffin or buried in a rock tomb, usuany underwent decomposition. It was a widespread bo-ilef that the stone "ate the flesh" hence the word "sarcophagus.'' Artil-cial mummification, therefore, had its origin in an attempt to deprive the grave of its victory. British Medical Journal. Jefferson, Oregon Jefferson Mill Co. In the town of Jefferson, about nineteen miles south of Salem are the offices Of the Jefferson Mill Co. The officers and chief managers of the company are J. A. Aupperle, president, and S. A. Pease, secretary and treasurer. Jefferson is in one of the best agricultural districts in the Willamette valley and is on the north bank of the Santiam river, whose fertile bottoms are well known as being of the very best land. head miller, D. C. Thomas, sees to it that it is "always good." The two managers are brothers in-law, and also brother-in-law to F. M. Reed, proprietor of the leading store' in Jefferson. H. C. Homyer. Mr. II. C. nomyer ia one of the men in Jefferson who has been with the city through all the ups and downs that it has had for the past seventeen years. He has been a steady worker WILL EXCITE MEMORY OE OLD PIONEERS ANCIENT BUILDING CONTAINED A VARIETY OF TENANTS IN EARLY DAYS. WAS ERECTED AND OCCUPIED BY MOORES BROTHERS IN EARLY SIXTIES. tion been under the very capable and efficient management of George Rosner. This gentleman is without question a combination of professional dramatic attributes that would bid well for the success of any theatre or moving picture house that came under his control or management in any part of the globe. Seen by a special representative of the New Year Edition of the Statesman. Mr. Rosner rather reluctantly parted with a few facts that should be recorded as a powerful insight into the ability of this gentleman to give the pleasure loving public the best that brains and money can acquire from some of the principal amusement centers of the world. Without being exactly a Pado-rewski, Mr. Rosner by his every day demonstrations has testified to his ability as a pianist of professional distinction. One of the enviable secrets of fiis success lays in the fact that he impro vises his musical renderings to the pictures thrown on the screen, in other words he is his own composer, adapting his musical renderings to the light and stated that the present day moving picture houses in large cities are abandoning the clap-trap musical accompani ments and Mr. Rosner is deterniineu to supplant this colorless attraction by something to be letter enjoyed and more in harmony with the actual every day scenes in this world of ours as shown in moving pictures. He is well satisfied with this policy and the results are gratifying. Mr. Rosner statea that no expense will be spared in giving the people of Salem the best that money ean produce new ideas will be carried out faithfully and the best work shown, the charge will remain as heretofore, 10 cents. The Wexford has a brilliant future ahead and bids well for one of the most popular amusement houses in the Willamette valley. At going to press Mr. Rosner receive! intelligence that the Estey pipe organ has left the factory at Battlesborough, Vermont, and will be installed on or about the 10th of this month, which will add greatly to the tone coloring pictures of heavy dramas. r - r 4 .3 wit- 'r;m&-.r.MKT -- ? - . ... t ,. . - - w - . k III n Ij - , .LI j" i ' '' i " t r lit. C. S. Rice's Residence and Sanitarium. He has cancelled all engagements after the first of the year, and as soon as things can be shaped so that lie can get away he will take his family and leave for the southern city. Dr. Rice conducts his treatments at his home where he has everything fitted up to properly care for the patient. A cure is made in but a short time, but Dr. Rice requires a few days with the patient until the effects of the cure are over and to constantly administer to the ease. At the invitation of the doctor, the writer took a careful survey of this new and beautiful addition to Salem's homes. The entrance hall, in its pleasing proportions, immediately impresses the visitor that he is in the home of a man who blends taste with convenient appointments. The rooms on either side are so arranged as to gain favor with any prospective seeker of a modern home. The stairway in the central position serves four bedrooms, and in each room is installed tice. Any one afflicted with the drink or drug habit will do well to consult him. No charge is made for discussing a case with a prospective patient, and if so desired Dr. Rice wnl call at th patient's home. It should be added that Dr. Rice has one of the best known-doctors of the city as his consulting physician. He also states that ho is-willing to visit the home of any sufferer and will bring those results so-gratifying to all concerned. His phone number is 2001. Wlien Oreimn lieenmos n ilonflv Ktt. tied as Massachusetts, according to- area, inis stare win nave ntiout lony millions of people. It will take sometime, but they will be hero eventually, and they will not be as much crowded as the Massachusetts people are now. The population of Oregon on the 15t.b) of last April, according to the United States census, was G72,7,. Some room to grow. Through the courtesy of A. N. Moores the Statesman is enabled to present to the readers, a picture of the old Moores block, taken in 1864, which will doubtless awaken some fond memories in the minds of the pioneers, or ''old-timers.'' There is quite a contrast between the subjects of the half-tone printed herewith and the magnificent structure which now graces the old site, and it will probably be appreciated by and look familiar to such old-time residents as A. Bush, J. Q. Wilson, J. G. Wright, W. Breyman, W. F. Boothby, J. C. Thompson, Sol Durbin, J. A. Baker, P. S. Knight, J. A. Sellwood, Squire Farrar, J. W. Meredith and P. II. D'Arcy, although taken 4G years ago. The corner building was erected by J. II. and I. R. Moores in 18G0, and called the Oregon Arena, which was a red hot "copperhead" or Democratic sheet. It was conducted by C. B. Bellinger, late judge of the United States circuit court, in Portland. The corner ground floor of the first building was occupied by the firm of J. H. and I. R. Moores, afterwards by F. Bartels & Co., then Bowen & Cranston, and then by F. Levy, who remained in the building for 17 years and paid over $20,000 in rent. George E. Goode then occupied the storeroom and conducted a drug store; then Gibson os Singleton; .then Singleton & Smith; then the Steiner Drug Company; Sam Goldsmith, with a cigar store, and then Jerman & Ward, with a drug store. Lastly it is occupied by the United States National Bank. The second building was originally occupied by D. W. and M. R. Cox; then by J. W. Souther; Cox & Earhart; Belt & Son; B. F. Belt; B. S. Hubbell; Smith & Goode; George E. Ooode; Stai ger Bros, and by Salem State Bank. 'It NNv r " -7: 41 Ji Flouring Mills at Jefferson. No crop that is grown in this climate but what grows to perfection in this locality. Messrs. Aupperle and Pease are thorough business men and alive to anything that is either to their personal or general interest and stand for progress all along the line. They have been in Jefferson for the past ten years and have enjoyed a good trade. They operate a sawmill that supplies the local trade besides the large flouring mill and manufacture the White Star and Columbia brands of flour, and their and a good citizen and has the confidence of his patrons. His business is that of general repair man in the harness and shoe line and" if you want your shoes half soled, he i3 the man that can do you a good job. Besides doing repair work he carries a line of supplies, and some harness, saddles, whips, collars, sweat pads, etc., and is agent for the "Gall Cure" collar. Mrs. Homyer has a dressmaking establishment next door to the repair shop and her skill at needle craft is well known. , ' 1 ( , V, is noneer 01 Them A! Hub of Shoe Business Seems to be Old Oregon Shoe C .Under Management of Dan Brunner Has Built Up an Enviable Business The Old Moores Block. occupied by them as a general merchandise store. Tho two adjoining stores were built by them in 1S63. The first room immediatelv smith nf tho corner was used as a "drug store, the tenants being JJ. w. and M. R. Cox. The Second room from the rnrner was occupied by the Breyman Bros, as a dry troods store and was tha riloco irho they first commenced business, remaining eleven years. The two additional buildings were formerly the site of the old postoffice. Upstairs was devoted to a convention hall and a theatre build-ins at first, afterwards it was rnniroTte.l into office rooms. 1 For a number of vears tm Tiowananoi- plants were established in this hniia. ing, one of which was originally known j is iue American unionist, published by Calvin B. McDonald. S. A. Clarke succeeded to the ownership of this ' iiioum-u me name to the Oregon Unionist, and afterwards to the Oregon Statesman. Across the hall was another paper, The third briek building was occupied by Breyman Bros.; Josephus Holmes; Terrell & Gillingham; G. P. Terrell & Co.; F. E. Parmenter & Co.; D. F. Wagner & Co.; Barr & Petzel; Joseph Fuzee; C. W. Hellenbrand, Jack Ryan and W. B. Gilson. The Moores heirs sold the property to the United States National Bank in tflflfi for nnnrnTimatolir ?n Oiii - j 1 - - - t - j-. ... I The brick building immediately- north i - r .... i ox Atoores' iiock was owned by D. Mc-Cully and sold by him to J. W. Smith and by the Smith heir3 sold to Mr. H. Stapleton. The frame structure seen in the picture was owned by N. O. Parrish who conducted a book and stationery business therein. Mr. Parrish was suc ceeded by Parrish . Keeler, then respec tively Dy rarnsn & .Martin, Parrish oc Yeaton. Yeaton & Boon and TT T Tlnnn For a number of years W. W. Martin also carried on in this building a watch and jewelry business. Salem is the city of welcome. You will be made to feel at home here. 1 ' ''"WMIiMi? ii" jmmmmir'm ViJ , . -T 'if I ii - The hub of the suoe business in Salem seems to rest with one of the oldest established shoe businesses, viz: the Oregon Shoe Co. Dan Brunner, the affable and efficient manager of the company, in an interview with a representative of the special New Year Statesman, stated that the close of tne financial year of 1910 would pdace their progress at least 50 per cent over and above 1903. The company attributes its success to tne fact that they buy in the best markets for cash this enables them to acquire the highest grade of Interior of Oregon Shoe Co.'s Store. shoe merchandist at lowest possible discounts. Mr. Brunner cited as an instance of the confidence the public had in their business dealings the recent sale held in November. Some thousands of Salem people attended and many thousands of dollars worth of shoes went into the homes of residents of tne Willamette valley. Mr. Brunner is assured that every bargain that was given will be indirectly responsible for bringing a bigger business during 1911. The company when they announce a sale give such values that attract the thrifty and value-loving public and at 1 the same time demonstrate the quality j of goods sold by this pioneer house. Tha : store is the largest in town the stock the largest and most diversified. Dur-! ing 1911 it is anticipated that some -improvements will be made in the interior, making this store of l.0 feet in depth the most attractive in tho whole j of the Willamette valley. Dan Brunner has the progressive spirit that is everywhere apparent among Salem merchants and without question the Oregon Shoe Co. '3 store will outshine many of the leading shoo stores in Portland.

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