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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 13, 1919 Continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Sept. 13, 1919, continued

Please note: This story, “OVER 200 EARLY SETTLERS ATTEND ASHLAND MEETING,” is a continuation from Sept. 13, 1919.

The main address of the day was by Prof. Vining. This is the fourth instance in which he has addressed the pioneers and the effort of Thursday was pronounced masterful. Its keynote was “Americanism.” Devoid of platitudes and the superficial, his talk apotheosized patriotism, concerning which attribute he drew comparisons between the west and the east, certainly not to the disparagement of the mighty west.

The necrological roll included the names of Captain Ivan Applegate, Jesse Applegate, John Larkin Grubb, Champion T. Payne, Sr. Leander A. Neil, and Mrs. Mary Shepherd. Supplementing the obituary records was an affectionate tribute to Mrs. Shepherd by her daughter, Mrs. R. Ellen Nickerson, of Seattle. There was also a graceful sentiment submitted in behalf of Capt. Applegate of his earnest friend, W. A. Delzell, of Klamath Falls. It remained, however, for a loving sister, Mrs. H. H. Sargent, to add the climax of affectionate regard for her brothers, Ivan and Jesse Applegate, in the following heartfelt words expressing the highest measure of love and esteem: “And now farewell to these brave pioneers! As little lads they traveled together the long, long trail from Missouri to Oregon, and now together they have gone on their last long journey to that land where there shall be no more pain, where eyes that were blind shall see, and hands that toiled shall toil no more.”


The new safety traffic signs recently authorized by the city council were placed in use today at the center of the street intersections in the business district by Street Supt. Davis. These posts on both sides of which are printed the warning “Keep to the Right,” are intended to prevent accidents by cutting of corners, and aided much in handling the unusual traffic of today because of the farm bureau picnic which drew hundreds of autos and other vehicles to the city from all parts of the county.

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