VINSON, Umatilla Co. — Archbishop Gross arrived on Butter Creek on Saturday June 5 when his Grace, and Father Conrardy became the guests of Mr. Nelson.

On Monday, Mass was said at eleven o'clock, during which, five children received holy Communion for the first time.

The new church, 24x40, whose erection is due mainly to the exertion of Mr. James Nelson, was blessed by his Grace in the presence of many. Mass was then said by Father Conrardy, and which was followed by a most powerful sermon, by the most

Rev. Archbishop, on the “Last Judgements.”

The sermon lasted over an hour, and was listened to with marked attention by all Catholics and non-Catholics. After the sermon, six persons received the holy sacrament of confirmation. Then all retired to a most healthful grove to satisfy the cravings of the inner man.

— June 10, 1886