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About The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 9, 1886)
WEST SIDE TELEPHONE.
M c M innville , T vesimv , N ov . 9, 188d.
Several years ago u horrible murder
was committed in the city of New York.
A Luly was found one morning in her
bed, dead, and tied to iier bedstead.
Although murder is only too common in
that city, this one attracted a great deal
of attention. Tim circumstances were
Hiicii that it appeared to be, and as
evpnts proved, it was, an affair of great
difficulty to find the guilty person. The
prevailing idea was that the busband of
the la lv was the murderer. Unfortu
nately several reporters lor the daily
newspapers shared this opinion, and
every morning they spread before their
readers little bits ot evidence which
they thought I hey had obiaine I point
ing in his direction. Probably a large
part of tho readers oi newspapers in
New York had come to the conclusion
that lie was guilty, even if they doubted
whether the evidence was sufficient to
convict him. But he was not the mur
derer. The folly of the leal criminal
betrayed him, and one evening lit was
arrested at a prayer meeting in Boston,
and confessed his guilt. lie had made,
and had nearly succeed in, an at empt to
escape out of the country on a sailing
vessel. If he had done so itt once, alter
committing the murder, there would
have been nothing to show that lie was
the offender. But be ha I robbed as
well as murdered, and had given away
or pawned a pa I of th ■ stolen jewel y.
The greatest injustice ba I been done to
the bereaved busband already, but if
the true murderer had not been found,
ha would have suffered more, lie would
have been put in jail, tried, and possi
bly convicted ami hanged. Or at the
very best he would have been set at lib
erty with a suspicion that would have
citing to him all his days, or until the
truth was tiiseovei eil.
This case illustrates in a very remark
able manlier the injustice there may be
in a busty judgment. A person’s reputa
tion may be blasted in a moment by tak
ing account of only a part of the facts.
What is called “circumstantial evi
dence” is a very dangerous foundation
for a verdict of guilty against any man;
and when only a part even of the cir
cumstances are known it is cruel to con
demn a man upon tho strength of them.
And that is not all. Every person who
is charged with a fault of any kind is
entitled to the belief that ho is innocent
until lie is proved to be guilty. In this
ciuntry we . e altogether t<x> apt to for
get this piivilegoof Hie accused. We
si....pt all the evil that is said of men on
one side, and are inclined to put the
worst construction on what we do know,
if they are accused or suspected of any
thing wrong, and we me apt to let all
th“ good we have known of them in the
past go tor nothing. It in not charity,
simply, to give these men the benefit of
all doubts. It is their right. Every
one of us is as liable as any of them to
be misjudged, mid even to lie condemned
unheard This fact does not in any way
affect i in* ease as regards those who are
accused, but it should teach us to be
cautious about joining in tho general ten
dency to pass hasty judgments of which
cither of us may bo the next victim.
Gonoral Beaver was unanimously
nominat ’d by the Pennsylvania republi
cans at their convention in July as their
candidate for governor, and was elected
by an oveiwhelming majority at their
election last week i iw a platform which
every republican in the inion can hear
It demands the repeal of
tlm limitation ot arrears of pensions bill,
add that all soldiers and sailors entitled
to pension! should share equally; do
main, th the <lisfiaiicilisement of the
eoloied vote by any means; approves
tho inter-state commerce bill; depre
cates the infamous work ot importing
foreign pauper, criminal and convict la
bor, and demands a law prohibiting
such impoi tation ; favors the protection
of farn: and dairy products; proclaims
host ility to the Morrison bill because it
advances fie< trade and permits raw
mate. :.il to be Imported free, sti iking at
the prosperity of the farm, mine, and
workshop; rocomends the passage by
congress and state legislatures of prop
er arbitration laws between labor and
capilol; huiiets the present democratic
administration for inconsistency, imlif-
fe once and ineffieioncy in its methods
of p omised reform ; demands the reten
tion oi the prote< live system maintained
for twenty-five years bv the republicans,
and its extension to Ametican commerce
so that our own ships may be built here,
thus providing for our defence and hon
or so that we may construct when nec
essity requires, our own navy and man
it with sailors trained for that purpose;
and recommends the submission by the
legislature to the people of an amend
ment to the constitution prohibiting the
manufacture and sale of intoxicating li-
The land officers at Walla Walla have
received an official order restoring to the
public domain 23,0110 acres of land near
Dayton, W. T., erroneously held as rail
It is now stated positively that Col.
IL G. Ingersoll will appear before the
supreme court of Illinois in behalf of
the condemned anarchist*.
Salem's municipal election will come
I IX'ccmhvr nth,
NOTES ANU NEWS.
The first issue of E. <>. Norton's new
democratic Vidette will appear next
Thursday the 11th.
Eugene has expended over $93,000 in
the const ruction of seventy new build
ings of various kinds.
The U. 8. revenue steamer Manhattan
foundered Sunday morning near New
Haven Conn, and 74 lives were lost.
Cleveland has issued his o.ders to of
fice seekers to keep away fiotn the
white house. For further particulars
real tho election returns from Virginia
and other states.
Tacoma celebrated the first anniversa-
iv of the expulsion of the Chinese, the
other day. There was a large torchlight
procession, followed by addresses and a
gland ball and supper.
The Seattle Press, in estimating the
population ot the chief towns of Wash
ington Territory by taking four times
the vote polled, claims for its own city a
population of 13,088, for Tacoma about
8 .“90, Walla Walla 7,084, and Olympia
• • "lyO
tents. Great crowds visited it here, and
that they were astonished is stating the
facts very moderately. All the cereals
and fruits ot the state were shown in
their natural condition. Displays are
made of the minerals and woods, of
wool from the famous sheep of that salu
brious region, and of various other pro
ducts, so far as they can be arranged for
transportation and exhibition on such a
long and fatiguing journey. The ca- be
longs to the equipment of the Northern
Pacific railroad. F-w such ent irprises
have ever before been undertaken, and
the result ought to tell in largely in
creased migration to a state which is so
mild in its climate and so marvelously
rich in the character of its productions.
Oregon is fortunate in having this valua
ble exhibit under the management of a
gentleman of excellent good judgment
and sense, who manifests the rare facul-.
ty of showing what he lias, conveying
valuable information in an intelligent,
and therefore intelligible form, and con
sequently putting his business rather
than himself to the front.”
7SLew To-ZDa v
It is said that a discovery has been
made of frauds practiced by justices of
the peace of this county, running over a
period of many years. It is said that
there ate on file a number of fictitious
cases which were made for the puriio.se
of exacting fees from the county.—Port
---- To be given at----
A man named Martin McCue went in
to Beck’s gun store in Portland the other
---- Under the auspicies of-----
day and ai^ced to see a revolver. The
clerk handed him one. lie examined it
uni said lie would take it and asked to
havo it, loaded. Ilis request was com
plied with, when lie instantly took the
pistol, placed it to his temple and fired,
fulling dead at the feet of the astonished Music will be furnished by the ‘‘Coach
Whip” String Band.
clerk. No cause for the rash deed can
be ascertained. He was dressed well No pains will be spared to make this the
and money was found in his pocket.
most enjoyable ball of the season.
Political assessments, euplusmistically
termed “voluntary contributions,” are
soon to be levied on the democratic em
ployes in the Brooklyn City department^.
I AM SELLING
The civil service rules provide that- “no
person in the public service is, for that
reason, under any obligations to contri
bute to any political fund or purpose,”
and that “no person shall be removed or
otherwise prejudiced for refusing to do
so.” Despite this rule, the official career
of anyone who refuses to “shell out”
handsomely for the good of the “cause”
will without doubt come to an untimely
Abram Hewitt, the man who was
elected mayor, of New York city last
Come and See for Yourself.
Tuesday, is a son-in-law of the late Pe
ter Cooper, the great philanthropist. He
is at the head of a great foundry and
manufacturing establishment, that em
ploys several thousand men. Although
an invalid and a dyspeptic, and at times
of a very troublesome disposition, Mr.
Hewitt is a very benevolent man, and is
no doubt an honest and conscientious
gentlemen. It is sincerely to be hoped
that his election to the principal office in
the great city will mark an era of muni
The attempt of old soldiers to prevent
the removal from a clerkship in the Chi
cago custom house, of Captain Eugene
Selireibner one of the survivors of Fort
Ladies, please call and see my
Sumter, has been unsuccessful and the
veteran who served from the first to the
last battle in the Union army, has been
kicked out wearing his Sumter medal,
Will have an early Fall Stock.
to make room for a democrat. He has
been specially commended repeatedly
during bis twenty years of official ser
vice for his faithfulness and efficiency,
mill had the promise through friends
that looked after him, of Mr. Cleveland
that lie sbouhl be allowed to retain his
position as an example of civil service
J. M. CHAPMAN. Pro.,
But the pressure of the party Carries a full stock of Furniture, of all
for offices became too strong and this
kinds. Fine Bedroom Sets, Mirrors,
Mouldings, Wall Papers, Etc., Etc.
man is turned out of office because lie
served on tho wrong side in the rebel
—A full line of
bl Id I I
There is no necessity of complaining of hard times, or that trade
Guns, Pistols, Ammunition,
is dull, if you keep the right kind of goods and at BOTTOM PRICES
Cutlery, Fine Fishing Tackle, they will sell themselves, and we keep that class of goods, or try to,
but’the FACT is we SELL them almost as fast as we receive them
However our store contains a stock ot DRUGS, MEDICI N ES, SC 11()()|.
special attention given to repairing Guns, BOOKS, TOBACCO, CIGARS, BLUE VITRIOL and COAL OIL, in
i’istok, Sewing Machines, Saw Filing, Etc.
1 have ill my shop as fine a power cross endloss variety. M e respectfully request the public to call and see us_
feed lathe as can be found iu the state and We will treat you well and give you every possible attention at
am fully prepared to
G EO. W. BURT’S
Repair Broken Machinery
of all kinds—Farm Machinery, Traction
One Door w eat of Baxter & Martin’s
Prescription Drug Store.
McMinnville Pioneer Boot and Shoe Store.
Have just received—
A Large Assortment
Has been thoroughly renovated and is now
ready to receive grain.
Storage nn.l Cleaning, 3 cents. Calcutta
sacks constantly on hand and sold at the
Thanksgiving Ball ! ! Highest Market Price Paid for Wheat.
Garrison's Opera House
HARD TIMES NO MORE !
All Good. Warranted an Represent«*,!.
Boots made to order and neatly repaired at short notice. ■Sign of the Big' Boot, npi«.
site the Grunge Store.
1. r. BROWNE.
Farmers are respectfully invited to cal!
and see us,
Bird & Gates,
WM. GALLOWAY Prep.
Third Street, Lafayette, Or.
The McMinnville Fire Ihjartnienf,
Thursday Evening, Kov. 25,1SS6.
25 per ('ent. Cheaper Than
[Corner Third and C Streets]
10 CENT COUNTER 10
Undertaker’s Goods !
The following opinion of a western
Store, one door south of bridge, Sheridan,
journal as to the utility of the Oregon Oregon.
exhibit ear as an advertisement is taken
trom the Illinois State Journal of Octo
“On the 10th of August last a car was
sent out from Oregon as a means of ad
vertising the wonderful agricultural,
horticultural and mineral resources of
that state, and has been on the road ev
er since. It arrived at Springfield from
Quincy Wednesday evening, and stood
on the Wabash tracks, just east of the
depot until yesterday evening, when it
was moved to Bloomington over the
track of the Illinois Central. It is under
the management of Mr. D. S. K. Buick, McMinnville,
the publisher and proprietor of the
l’laindealer, of Roseburg, Or., accom
panied and assisted by Mr. D. D. Pret
A LARGE NUMBER OF BRICK
tyman and G. Hayden. The car came
directly over the Northern Pacific road And is ready to till all orders for the
largest and best brick in the county,
to Minneapolis and first exhibited at the
state fair there August 23. From that
From $5 to $8 per Thousand.
point it has been carried around to the
principal cities of Iowa, to Chicago and
Milwaukee, on through Michigan and
east as far aa Utica, N. Y., and thence
back through Pennsylvania, Ohio and
Indiana, making n detour in the mean
time into Kentucky. It will now push
west, and Mr. Buiek hopes to reach his
Oregon home again, taking this great
exhibit car with him, about the 5th or
fitli of November. The belongings of
that car have been inspected by hun
dreds of thousands of j>eoi»le it is safe to
say, and few have seen it who hare not
been amazed at the character of its con-
In the City
¿X. C. Saylor !
G. E. DETMERING.
This Sitare is For
OVER YAMHILL COUNTY BANK,
We keep one of the largest anti
best selected stocks of Merchandise
in Yamhill County, and are selling
our goods at bedrock prices. Our
spring stock in Ladies’ Dress Goods
has arrived and consists in part of
Is Now Open;
Attention is respectfully invited to this
Its facilities for thorough practical in
struction; actual business department a
specialty where currency, biulk checks,
drafts, etc., are used.
Class or private instruction day or even
College Journal sent free on application.
G. R. HIGGfNS, Prin.
I’. O. Box 101.
______________________ =' .u'_________
» . :
Permanently Located in Pofrtlrnd, Or.
Cambrics, Manchester Sateens
and a large assortment of
The Cheapest Goods
in the World.
LAWNS, in Elegant Color® and Style«.
Brocaded Lace Buntings
In different quality, colors and pattern»,
all of which you will tirid on calling at our
store and examining the aiue will prove
satisfactory both a- tn price and quality.
Call and see us. We will lake pleasure In
showing our goods, and then if you do not
want to buy no harm will be done.
Jones & Co.,
The Most Successful Physician
and Surgeon in the West,
---- Will be in----
Jestnwa Saw Mills,
McMinnville Sash und door Factory.
M c M innville O ctober .12,
—Dealers in -
McMinnville Jewelry Store.
Suitable for Fall and Winter wear
Made of the BEST MATERIAL
mid by WHITE LABOR.
FOUNDER OF THE AMERICAN SUR
GICAL INSTITUTE OF INDIA
PATIENTS WILL RECEIVE EVERY
Necessary and Prompt Attention until a
Cure is Completed. No incurable case will
be received foi treatment. Twenty years’
experience in the treatment of Chronic
Diseases ami Deformities. New, Improved
and Scientific Methods. Cures made in a
remarkably short time, and a positive guar
tai, tail d tag
White and Red Lead,
Linseed and Lubricating Oils,
Varnishes of all Description,
Kalsomine, Spanish Whiting
J. H. HENDERSON
(Successor to L Root)
P. B. and Princess Metalic
Roof Paint, Venitian Red,
Carries a full and complete stock of
Brown, Yellow Ochre,
Groceries, Crockery, Glassware,
Wooden and Willowware,
Tobacco Cigars, *"
Goods delivered promptly to any part
of the city.'
Goods Exchanged for Produce. 35tf
M c M innville , O regon .
on I iiitx I ti e best qualify of Beef
Dyspepsia, Liver mid Kidney diseases, Always
Mutton, Pork, and
Rheumatism, Tumor, Scrofula, and
all skin affections positively
All kinds ol M
/« k aw ¿-i
REWARD for an incurable
MkrXflElll <-us,‘ ol Hemorrhoids or Highest prices paid for all kinds I fat
sJjsJOJSjj Piles! No pain or detention stock.
v v v from business! Fistula, Ul
cers and all rectal troubles a specialty.
F. 8. KELLER.
GIVE ME A CALL.
J. J. COLLARD,
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
JONES & Co.
The Great Transcontinental Route.
The Direct Route I No Delays !
Fast Trains I
THE LOWEST BATES
TO CHICAGO AND ALL POINT8
East. Tickets sold to all prominent point*
throughout the East and Southeast.
TO EAST-BOUND PASSENGERSf
Be careful and do not make a mistake.
But be sure to take the
N orthern P acific R ailroad
And see that vour ticket reads via
ST. PAUL OR MINNEAPOLIS.
To avoid chan re- and serious delays occa
sioned by other routes.
We have devoted our attention extensive
Through Emigrant Sleeping Car?
ly to the treatment of all the different ail
are Run on Regular Express
ments peculiar to the weaker sex. Afflicted
Trains Full Length of the
ladies are invited to call at our office and
investigate our facilities for the speedy and
Line. Berths Free.
permanent correction of their troubles.
All Kinds of
Suffer no longer. Come at once and receive
General Office of the Company,
immediate relief, and id a short time a rad
Done to order. Constantly on hand. Mill
lecd. Hour, Wheat ami Oats. Also. ;i’| No. 2 Washington St., Portland. Or.
kinds of Wood, Shingles, Posts, Shake--
Etc. All order- left with us for Stowe A
A. D. CHARLTON,
Brower s lumber yard promptly attended
General Western Passenger Agent.
EYE AND EAR.
Delivery Wagon Always Ready.
We are endorsed by many eminet Ocu
left with Roger. A Todd, at City
lists mid Physicians in the treatment of the Orders
Drug Store, promptly tilled.
EYE. No severe medicines used. Surgical
operations ]>erformed on the eye without
Third Street, between E and F.
pain or the use of chloroform, l>y the appli
cation of the new and wonderful aneiesthet-
I would most respectfully announce that
ic, hydrochlorate of eocoaine, which has
Mil’rio i?W' "T- i,'llrG yewby Flouring
revolutionized opthalniic surgery. Dr. Tur Mill
in Happy I alley, have thoroughly
ner will straighten cross eyes in one minute overhauled and repaired it. and am now
to do grinding for toll orcash.
without pain or after inconvenience.
U irst-class accommodations for Commer
tome and see me.
cial men and general travel.
Transient stock well cared for.
No.! Ely M ad M to.
Trucking and Delivering
Milling I Jone!
Henderson Bros. Props.
Everything new and in First-Class Order
The Celebrated Light Running
Nervous Debility, (mpotency. Urinary
Patronage respectfully solicited.
and all Private Diseases speedily corrected.
Call and sec us. No difrerence what your
ailments are. Thorough satisfaction guar
anteed. Terms reasonable. All letters of on all machines at reasonale rates, nudali
work warranted at the Wheeler A Wilson
inquiry should be addressed to
agency, riunì street McMinnville, Oregon
Also machines to rent,
KNIGHT A HIATT.
WHEELER A WIIMT, JEW Jo. 8,
Dr A. P. TURNER.
Hrs. II. P. STUART, Groceries
The Leader in Millinery.
HAIR WEAVING AND STAMPING.
Opposite Grange Store, McMinnville. I2tf
Prices ta Suit the Times.