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M’MINNVILLE, OREGON, NOVEMBER 30, 1886
WEST side telephone
ALONG THE COAST
A newspaper in one of the mining
i towns of Califoania tells of a baloon
»«voted Principally to Washington Territory ' seen there recently, and thinks it was
being made use of by spies to see if
jyfiRY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
any hydraulic mining was going on
Waitsburg, W. T., is without a L in that region.
Garnsoa’a Buildm, McMinBTllle, Oregon, saloon.
A wholesale house in San Francisco
— BT —
Good lignite coal has been discovered i received the following frank confession
Taltnnff0 A: Turner near Seattle, W. T.
from a firm at Jackson, Cal., in answer
Publishers and Proprietors.
The snow is two feet deep in the to a request for a remittance: "We
have lost all our money on a foot race,
mountains east of Ogden.
and are unable to pay.”
There are now 1430 patients in the
......................... *? !" California
Henry W. Bateson and Charles
Atherton were hunting at Harrison
ínurtd in the Poetoftioe *t McMinnville, Or.
j Lake, B. C., when the latter turned
as second-class matter.
ashore near Martinez, Cal.
his gun toward his companion and it
Albert G. Boynton, the murderer, ■ exploded, the charge lodging in Bates-
was hanged at Los Angeles.
i son’s stomach, from the effects of
Another large ostrich farm is to be 1 which he shortly after died.
Northwest corner of Second and B streets,
established at Coronado beach, Cal.
No trace lias yet been discovered of
There is much complaint about the Charles W. Banks, cashier of Wells,
order to abandon Fort Halleck, Mon Fargo & Co., who absconded from San
Francisco with $70,000. The com
A single hunter on the Antioch pany now offer a reward of $1,000 for
LITTLEFIELD & CALBREATH,
(Cal.) marshes bagged 325 ducks in his capture, besides 25 per cent, of
the money found upon him.
Physicians and Surgeons, The hills and valleys around Santa Mr. Reaves, of Eagle Harbor, Kit
Rosa, Cal., are stocked with wild sap county, W. T., father-in-law of C.
M c M innville AND LAFAYETTE. OB.
H. Packard, editor of the Snohomish
_ D.. office over Yamhill County
Eye, while trying to cross to his home
Bank McMinnville. Oregon.
a R Littlefield, M. D., office on Main street,
taught at the University of Southern from White river, was drowned. He
had lashed himself to his leaking boat
The demand for carpenters in San and the body was therefore recovered.
S. A. YOUNG-, M. D
Bernardino, Cal., is far in excess of
The catch of the whaling fleet this
I season, excluding three vessels, the
Physician and Surgeon,
A miner named Patrick O’Brien exact figures for which cannot yet be
was killed by John Reid at Reveille, given, is 16,797 barrels of oil and 252,-
Office and residence on D street. All calls promptly Nye county, Nev.
710 pounds of bone. Estimates of
wuwered day or night.
The 7-year-old son of John R. Rec the other three vessels bring the yield
tor, at Compton, Cal., was kicked to I up to 20,217 barrels of oil, and 322,710
peunds of bone. Out of over forty
death by a horse.
vessels engaged in whaling this year,
The Dustin bank failure, at Lincoln, I four—the Orca, Hunter, Northern
Illinois, affects Montana creditors to Light and Balaena—secured over one-
the extent of $95,000.
third of the entire catch.
OffioeTvro doors east of Bingham's furniture
Samuel M. Redington, a San Fran
Laughing gas administered for painless extraction.
The steamer Oceanic, which arrived
cisco grain broker, was run over and
i at San Francisco from Hong Kong
killed by a street car.
1 and Yokohama, brought news of the
The brick used in erecting a new foundering of the steamship Norman
building at San Diego, Cal., is being tone,off Oashima, Japan, with seventy-
brought from Chicago.
j two persons on board. Of these
A skate weighing fifty pounds was ■ twelve reached shore. She was laden
fl and |2 House. Single meals 25 cents.
caught from one of the Saucelito with tea for New York and Canada.
Til« Sample Boom« for Commercial Men (Cal) wharves recently.
Miss Florida D. Sylvester, of Port-
F. MULTNER, Prop.
Lena Deacon died at Nevada City, i land, Me., who had been stopping for
Cal., from an overdose of morpine i some time with a relative at San Fran
taken to quiet her nerves.
cisco, was found dead in her bed room
It is now proposed to make the Los Death was the result of asphyxiation
Angeles river navigable by the con from gas that had escaped during the
night from a burner that was out of
struction of a Benes of locks.
R. B. Potter, of Pomeroy, W. T., has order. The young lady was 26 years
Up Stairs in Adams' Building,
been adjudged insane at Spokane j old, and an orphan.
Falls, and sent to Steilacoom.
I A special from Billings, Montana,
A coal miner named W. Pezet was says : A raid was made on the Mussel-
killed by a mass of coal falling upon ! shell, near the mouth of Halfbreed,
I by Piegan Indians,sixty-seven head of
near Albuquerque, N. M.
CUSTER POST BAND him John
P. Emmons committed suicide | horses being stolen, of which C. A.
at Carson, Nevada, because of his in Wustum looses thirty head, John H.
Wilson thirty, A. Edmundston four,
to fuiniah music for all occasions at reason ability to procure employment.
and the Chicago Cattle company three.
able rates. Address
The body of the boy Fox, who was Only three Indians were seen.
drowned in Snake river, six miles
L. J. Rose, of Los Angeles, has
from Blackfoot, has been recovered.
sold liis fruit ranch to J. H. Puleston
Nute Holt was riding a wild colt at of London, England, for $1,037,400.
Mt. Idaho, Idaho, when the horse The property includes thé Sunny
reared and fell, killing Holt instantly. Slope vineyard and orange grove,
Mrs. Fannie M. Martin was the I, 950 acres, of 750 are in vines. 155 in
successful candidate for Superintend orange and lemon trees, and 20 in
ent of Schools in Sonoma county, Cal. miscellaneous fruits, and cultivated
German carp and catfish have mul lands in grain, etc., to the extent of
tiplied so as to form the principal fish 1,025 acres.
LOGAN BROS. & HENDERSON, population of the San Joaquin river. Martin Costello and Tom Cleary,
The extensive works of tne Magalia 1 convicted of felony for prize fighting,
mine, near Butte, Cal., were destroyed were sentenced in the Alameda
by an incendiary fire. Loss, $60,000. ! Superior Court. Cleary to serve three
A number of men had a narrow es months in the State Prison at Folsom,
cape from being burned to death in and Costello to serve six weeks at San
the Idaho mine, near Grass Valley, Quentin. The Judge said thatCleary’B
sentence was the more severe because
• Eighteen thousand cases of salmon he had deliberately committed perjury
were canned this season in Aberdeen, on the stand.
A terrible accident occurred at the
Cosmopolis and Lower Montesano,
depot at Spokane Falls. A Mr. Hadse,
attempting to catch the west-bound
Henry Miller, a saloon-keeper, com in
passenger train as it was pulling out
A Strictly Temperance Resort.
the station, missed his footing and
through the head at Gold Beach sta of
was thrown under the wheels, and his
Hume good(Y) Church members to the contrary not
head was literally severed from his
E. W. Dawson and Peter Pope body. He is a well-known farmer who
miners, were found murdered near lived in the vicinity of Sprague, and
Alturas, I. T. They had both been had been on a trip to Fargo.
shot in the back.
(Governor Stevenson, of Idaho, in
The dead body ot a young man, un his annual report to the Secretary of
known, was found on the railroad the Interior, recommends the total
track, near Redwood. Cal. He was exclusion of the Chinese by abroga
about 19 years old.
ting the modified Burlingame treaty
The supervisors of Monterey county, with China and the passage of an act 1
First - class Workmen Employed.
Cal., have ordered a special election in prohibiting the immigration of Chi
order to settle a tie vote between two nese in any event, and also, as soon as '
door south of Yamhill County Bank Building,
candidates for sheriff.
practicable, the enactment of laws
M c M innville , O regon .
E. H. Hergaler, veterinary surgeon, providing for the deportation of the
H. H. WELCH.
was shot and killed at San Francisco, thousands now here.
by Wm. Dolan, a hackman, during a
Explaining a Discrepancy.
A schooner which arrived at San
quarrel over money matters. Dolan Francisco from the Kodiac islands,
“Bromley, I’m right in with you. It was arrested.
Alaska, brought the body of the
Edward Mugford, a telegraph oper Alaska Commercial company’s agent,
will take money, but it will pay hand
somely. I have ten thousand dollars
B. G. McIntyre. While seated at
st interest which I can call in upon ten office at Los Angeles, committed sui supper with several other gentlemen,
days' notice. If you san command the cide by shooting himself in the back in the company’s house, on the even
of the head with a six-shooter.
ing of Novemberl.be was instantly
The railroad which connects Pres killed by a charge of slugs or buck
“But, how is this, Darringer? Yes
terday you made an awfvil poor mouth, cott, A. T., with the Atlantic and shot fired through an open window
lou said you had no bonds, no stocks, Pacific will, it is said, lie continued on behind him. It is unknown who fired
south through a rich mining country : the shot.
no money at interest, no—”
to Phoenix, Florence and Benson.
“Did I say H to you. Bromley?”
The government dry dock at Esqui-
“No, but to a stranger who sat jnst
A mob of 20,000 men surrounded malt, Vancouver Island, which has
•ver there. I was by, you know.”
the city jail at San Francisco and >>een in process of construction for
"Oh, 1 remember. Well, do you made an ineffectual attempt to take several years, is at last completed, at a
know who the stranger was?”
therefrom Aleck Golden »on, the mur cost of nearly a million of dollars. It
derer of Mamie Kelly, the 13-year-old is built of massive masonry, the stone ‘
"He was the assessor!”
for which was brought from Salt
“Ob, I understand!”— Philadelphia girl.
In the Sullivan-Ryan tight at San Spring island, fifty miles distant. The
Francisco, the latter was completely British government voted $250,000 for
James Close, of Walla Walla, W. knocked
out in the third round. The its share of the work, and the local
killed an Indian about a month
government supplied the rest, which
*go, and recently was sentenced to one police rushed in, but it was too late as is to be paid back by the Dominion
year in the penitentiary and to pay a Ryan was unable to continue the
fine of five dollars.
THOUSANDS OF SMITHS.
Th« R«m»rknble Family Reunion Recently
Held In a Naw Jersey Town.
Th® Buucful ConMqueucsi of This Terrible
and Health-Destroying Habit.
Peapack is said to be the Indian
name for Smithville. It is situated in
a fertile valley on the headwaters of
the Raritan river, and is five miles
from any railroad station. Nearly a
century ago it was colonized by Zach-
ariah, the youngest son of the only
original John Smith, and his descend
ants have lived there ever since. They
have reached the sixth generation, and
to-day number about three thousand
souls. Zachariah’s son Peter, who was
born Christmas-I)ay, 1808, still occu
pies the old homestead, and the re
mainder of the family is scattered over
the hills and valleys for twenty miles
around. The Smiths recently held
their annual reunion in a picturesque
grove on “Uncle” Peter’s farm, and
succeeded in having a delightful day
There were Ike Smith, of Smith’s
Mills, Zachariah Smith, ' of Smith's
Corners, Cornelius Smith, of Smith’s
Hollow, Jacob Smith, of Smith's Hills,
John Smith, of Smith’s Creek, and
many others. There were fat Smiths
and lean Smiths, blacksmiths and tin
smiths, little Smiths and big Smiths,
pretty Smiths and ugly Smiths. They
came in all kinds of vehicles and from
every direction, till the grove was one
mass of living Smiths and the road
way without a tangle of horses and
vehicles. Some of the family groups
passed on the winding, hilly highway
were picturesque in the extreme.
While yet the clan was gathering
the Smith Family Band arrived on the
scene, Ichabod Smith acting as drum
major. They marched into the grove
to the air of “Yankee Doodle.” The
Smiths went wild over the music.
Huge lunch baskets were brought to
light about this time from beneath the
seats of the various wagons, and tables
were spread beneath the trees, with
cold chicken, sandwiches, cakes, pies,
and lots of other good things, includ
ing big, luscious peaches, fresh from
the neighboring orchards. The Rev.
Mr. Ansem Smith, of the Peapack M.
E. church, said grace, and then all fell
to eating with a vigor born of good
health and appetite. After dinner Liz
zie Smith, the pretty fifteen-year-old
poetess of the family, recited some
original verses, commencing:
“Just take a good look at this woman
coming toward us and tell me what
you thiuk of her,” was the low-toned
remark of a well known physician.
The woman to whom he referred was
elegantly dressed in a polka dot silk
walking costume, and her plump, well-
developed figure was displayed with a
true fashionable precision.
“So you didn't see any thing queer
about her, eh?” asked the physician.
"Well, I’ll tell you what I saw. First,
that woman's eye-lids, particularly the
lower ones, were pjffy and full, pre
senting the same appearance that en
sues when one indulges in a good fit of
crying. That complexion which you
admired tins really and truly of an al
abaster whiteness, but thedelicate pink
was produced bv paint and the dead
white by arsenic.”
“Arsenic! How do you know she
“Because two years ago she came to
me, a thin, almost gaunt woman, and
asked me for a prescription for her
complexion, which was in a terrible
condition. You see she hud been using
face powders and paints in her stage
•make-up' and they had tiually brought
on skin disease. Well, an arsenical
solution is the constituent part of any
prescription for the complexion. I
gave her such a proscription, but
warned her that she must use it in
small doses, and after three months
she must gradually increase the
intervals between doses until thoy
fin illy ceased at the end of
the four months. She promised to
obey me, but she didn't. Just as soon
as she found the arsenic was improving
her complexion I know what followed
as if 1 were there to see it. She com
menced to increase the doses, in accord
ance with the popular fallacy that if a
little is good more must be better.
“Well, if arsenic produces all these
pleasant results, why shouldn’t she use
“Because,” replied the physician
with savage emphasis, “the good re
sults are only temporary; and she will
soon become a physical wreck. Before
she gets back to town from ‘the road’
next spring she will commence to no
tice, while combing her hair, that it is
dropping out very freely. I have writ
ten to her, warning her that this and
other symptoms will soon develop.
She don't believe me now, but just as
soon as the hair falling commences she
will know 1 am speaking the truth.
She will stop her arsenic doses in a
panic, and in two weeks she will be
the worst looking object that ever wore
female clothing. The cutting off of
the arsenic supply will precipitate the
very trouble she will hope to avert.
Her cheeks will sink in, her finger
nails will commence to crack and split
and before a week her complexion will
begone. Out of sheer desperation she
will resume her arsenic and will be
temporarily benefited. She will have
the worst symptoms of arsenical
poisoning before next summer is over,
and will be
d so hideously
„ , that she
will have to retire from the stage,
whether she wants to or not.”
“What are the final results
“Palpitation of the heart, a
oppression in breathing, itching eyes,
stiffness of the joints and terrible
emaciation. In this condition the
slightest cold will bring on galloping
consumption and death. Yet I know
that arsenic eating is on the increase.”
—Ar. Y. Star.
The Smiths are hero with much to boast
Of honored names; a mighty host
Of poets, authors and divines.
Their words appear in golden lines.
The family tree is spreadlnir still.
And Smiths are crowding vale and hill.
Three obeors for the xood Smiths, we say.
And greeting give them all to-day.
The Rev. Mr. George Scarlet Smith
made a brief address, congratulating
his hearers on the proud name they
bore, and cautioning them never to
spell it with a "y” or an “e,” but to
stick to the plain S-m-i-t-h. The Rev.
Mr. Ansem Smith also made a few re
marks, referring in a feeling manner
to the Smiths who had passed away
during the year, and welcoming the
little Smiths that had been born into
the family during the same period.
Mention was made by another speaker
of a branch of the family, numbering
four hundred, which is settled in the
central part of this State, on the west
bank of Cayuga Lake. It was stated
that they are also organized and hold a
reunion in June of each year. Copies
of an illustrated weekly paper were
distributed in the family, the same be
ing edited by a fat man named H. I.
Smith. At sunset the Smiths started
homeward on their respective ways
over the hills, promising themselves
many happy returns of their annual
feast day.— N. Y. World.
The Alacrity With Which Adventurer«
Flood Fromkhig Fields.
In 1843 diamonds were discovered in
the province of Bahia. There are two
stories told of the discovery •‘-one that
a quick-eyed slave from Minas-Geraes,
keeping his flock in Bahia, remarked
. the similarity of soil to that of his na
tive place, and, searching in the sand,
soon found seven hundred carats of
diamonds. With these the faithful
creature ran away and attempted to
make his fortune in a distant city by
sale, but, so valuable a property in the
hands of a slave exciting suspicion, he
| was put to the question as to where
j they came from, and, refusing to an-
1 swer, sent back to Bahia and his mas
ter. There, being watched, his secret
! was made clear, and within a twelve
month there were five-and-twenty
I thousand seekers at work, securing for
some time a daily amount of 1,450
carats. The otherstory is that of a mu
latto miner in the interior, gold wash
ing in a stream at Sincora, whose crow
barslipping woke a hollow sound below;
mother earth groaned as it were, like a
i miser, at the discovery of her store;
and pushing his hand through, the
mulatto pul li d out a handful oil stones,
J valued subsequently at £100,000 in
that hole alone. Within six months
I fifteen thousand people were there,
and in the tirst two years the«product
of their toil rose to half a million of
j money.— Cornhill.
—There were fourteen daily papers
published in New York City in 1845, of
which eight are «till in existence.
Thera are now thirty dailies in that
city, ten of them printed in foreign
languages. There are ten daily paper?
in Boston, three of which print morn
ing and evening editions. In Chicago
there are fifteen dailies, six of them in
foreign languages, one German paper
printing two editions each day. and
one English sending out four editions.
Short, Tight-Fitting, Double-Breasted Gar
ments to He Al) the Itage.
The cool days of autumn make wraps
of medium thickness necessary, and
these are now shown in jackets for
general wear, and mantles for more
dressy occasions. The new jackets are
short, tight-fitting, double-breasted
garments, with a very high collar that
may be merely asfanding band, or else
a turned down collar may be sewed to
the top of this high band. The fronts
may be fitted by one dart or by two,
as the figure of the wearer requires;
the backs have but one side form, and
are plaited flatly ai the end of the mid
dle forms. The sleeves are close coat
shape, and the pockets are inside with
a band or mere slit for an opening.
Two rows of small buttons, either plain
lasting or braid buttons, .or else of
wood, trim the front. The rough
bouclé cloth will be much used for
’hese jackets, especially for slight fig-
ires, as they add to the apparent size;
’here are also many diagonal cloths
tsed in very wide double lines, or in
harrow serge twills, and among the
Host tasteful jackets are those with
lark undefined plaids, checks, cross
bars or stripes. Brown and navy blue
ire the colors most seen, as these will
harmonize with most of the dresses to
be worn next season. The rough
bouclé cloths arc very prettv when of
mixed brown and blue, with merelv a
•ow of wool braid half an inch wide
Hitched along the edges, and either
wooden or metal buttons. The smooth
er jackets of either large or tine twills
may have velvet collar and cuffs, and
are either bound with braid or else are
stitched along the edges. — Harper'i
— Said a school-examiner at South
Abingdon. Mass.: "When the Pil
grims landed what did they have that
was more precious than home and
friends?” A bright-eyed little boy
answered so promptly as to bring
down the house; “Pop-corn!”—Bos