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125 Years Ago

1892

POLITICS: The Benton Republicans at their convention Monday nominated the following ticket: Representatives, J.O. Stearns, Waldport; E.H. Belknap, Monroe. Clerk, B.W. Wilson, Corvallis. Recorder, W.S. Linville, Siletz. Treasurer, D.C. Rose, Corvallis. Sheriff, W.A. Jolly, Philomath. Assessor, James Robertson, Newport. Commissioner, James H. Edwards, Monroe. School superintendent, Heman Gragg, Philomath. Surveyor, George Mercer. (Published April 7, 1892, in the Daily Eugene Guard).

PROFESSOR: Professor Sheak, of Philomath College, is temporarily hearing classes in the OAC (Oregon Agricultural College) and may eventually be added to the faculty. His own college don’t want to give him up. (Published April 7, 1892, in The Dalles Daily Chronicle).

100 Years Ago

1917

TRAINING: C.S. Poling, physical director of the United Brethren college at Philomath, has organized and is giving military training to a company of college and high school boys. A girls’ honor guard is also being organized. (Published April 6, 1917, in the Oregonian, Portland).

WCTU: The Women’s Christian Temperance Union of Benton County held an institute in the chapel of the United Brethren college here yesterday. The special features of the day were an address by W.P. Lafferty on “Our Successes and Failures in the Last Legislature,” and a medal contest in the evening by the children, in which little Miss Justina Newton won the silver medal. (Published April 6, 1917, in the Oregonian, Portland).

OPERATION: Frank Brown, a resident of Philomath, was taken to Portland on the morning train by his cousin, George Brown, and Dr. R.L. Bosworth and is to undergo an operation at the hands of Portland surgeons. While partaking of his noonday meal yesterday, Mr. Brown swallowed a small piece of beef, the food lodging in the esophagus, 2 or 3 inches above the stomach. Mr. Brown was soon in evident distress and Dr. Bosworth was called. Though he was able to walk with the support of attendants, Mr. Brown’s condition is believed to be quite serious. (Published April 7, 1917, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times).

Compiled by Brad Fuqua, Philomath Express.

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