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About The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 23, 1889)
M c M innville ,
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MARTIN & SANDERS
Personal and Pertinent.
A eon of Cetewayo is one of the dusky
notables at the Paris exposition.
A Londoner advertises that he is “Po
rous Plaster Manufacturer to Her Majesty
A new story of Abraham Lincoln is
going the rounds this summer. Who
gave it the Elixir of Youth is not known.
Jay Gould bad bad luck fishing this
summer, but he has caught enough suck
ers in his time to satisfy a reasonable
The newspapers are talking about
Chauncey M. Depew’s income. But it is
his after-dinner outgo that interests the
Gen. Sherman lias had a hard time in
the Catskills. All the bands there insis
ted upon playing “Marching Through
Lawrence Barrett is annoyed because
he is growing fat. He is not a tall man,
and he cannot afford to weigh more than
he does at present.
Gov. Beaver, of Pennsylvania, smokes
twenty cigars a day. He ought to quit
smoking long enough to distribute the
Johnstown relief fund.
Emperor William, of Germany, has in
vited Queen Victoria to visit him in Ber
lin. He says he is prepared to display
hospitality to the queen’s taste.
The Czar of Russia has purchased a
new dog to replace his favorite mastiff,
recently killed in a railroad accident.
The Czar is a great lover of dogs.
Tennyson and Swinburne write wretch
ed hands. The laureate’s chirography
is large and uneven, while Swinburne's
looks like the work of a schoolboy.
The president slept better at Bar Har
bor on Friday night than at any time
since his inauguration. He is not wor
ried, evidently abont Secretary Blaine’s
Agnes Huntington, the American pri-
ma donna, has made a professional and
social success in London. She is a tall,
statuesque woman, with a wonderful con
Are fully prepared to meet the demands of the
Fall trade for all kinds of Hardware
Our Stock of General Ha,rd-
in the county.
Our Prices Defy Competition
Sir Edwin Arnold, author of “The
Light of Persia,” has a son with literary
ambitions. The young man is writing a
romance entitled “The Wonderful Ad
ventures of Phra, the Phoenician.” Sir
Edwin should keep * sharp eye on the
The Shah of Persia recently tried to
climb the Eiffel tower but his courage
gave out when he was near the top and
he returned ignominiously to the ground.
He refused to take the elevator, and the
result is that the Parisians are inclined
to look upon the Shah as a good deal of
King Ja Ja, of West Africa, who is
imprisoned on one of the islands of the
West Indies by the English government,
has become a prey to melancholis. He
refuses to eat and has grown extremely
thin. He would have died months ago
if he had not kept up on wine and tobac
co. One of his wives is with him, but he
will not speak to her and spends his time
roaming about puffing cigars and sunk in
gloomy reverie. He thought that his
exile was to be only temporary, but he
has begun to realize that be will never
be allowed to return to Africa.
Speaking of the author of Robert Els
mere” a correspondent says:
vate converation Mrs. War d'can be eith
er gay or humorous—or richly so—or
impressive and refreshing. Her power
of conversation extends over many ton
ics. She has essentially an aesthetic
rather than a philosophic or scientific
mode of looking at everything, and, I
fancy, would be liable to apply stand
ards of taste where more syllogistic logi
cians wonld insist upon colder methods
of investigation. Mrs. Ward is pungent,
brilliant and witty.”
The appointment of Charles Pope, of
St. Ixiuis to be United States consul at
Toronto is a remarkable one. Pope is a
retired actor. His claim on the admin
istration lies in the fact that he recited
“Sheridan’s Ride” before the republican
conuention at Chicago after the business
for the night was over. Fof many years
he was the owner of Pope’s theater, St.
Louis. He is an actor of the old-fash
ioned school, and as a stump speaker is
what is called a “ranter.” He may
make an acceptable connsul, however,
but his appointment is not a political
The most brilliant rascal of Europe is
now said to be on his way to this coun
try. His name is Charles Hoffman.
He calls himself either Baron Von Hoff
man, Chevalier Von Hoffman or Baron
Henri de Courtier. He is tall and fine-
looking, dresses handsomely and has a
military air. He is about forty-seven.
He married a Russian princess, whom
he deserted after squandering her for
tune. He speaks English, French, Ger
man, Italian and Russian. He was
born at Prague. The story of Ins swind
ling in Vienna and other cities makes a
most remarkable tale of crime.
BUG GII S,
Arched Steel Frame, Spring Tooth
It is rumored that one of the political
schemes under discussion on Senator
Quay’s yacht looks towards the nomina
tion by the republicans of J. Sloat Fas-
Bett for governor of New York.
“Dick” Quay, the eldest son of Sena,
tor Quay, can be elected to the Pennsyl
vania legislature from Beaver county if
he cares to be. He is now chairman of
the county committee. In these days of
nepotism his political future seems
We have the Largest and Fin "We
est stock of Cutlery •/ in the
The administration, so far as Washing
ton is concerned rests upon the shoulders
of Secretary Rusk. He will employ the
latest agricultural method of keeping the
flies off the government.
Sitting Bull, angered because the Sioux
treaty has been signed, has agreed to go
to Chicago and become a dime-museum
attraction. When a man becomee dis
gusted with life he either kills himself or
goes to Chicago.
WE CALL SPECIAL ATTENTION TO
Rose Disk Harrow.
\ DRILLS, SEEDERS AND
Double, Adjustable Force
Made in Fonr Sections.
16 or 20 'nen Disks.
Davis Sewing Machine.
We have a machine quite unlike anything eke.
New Principles, New Ideas.
It is the New High Arm “ DAVIS.’’
It is new patern ; A New Model.
Did you ever see a sewing machine with Only Six
Working Parts? If not you never saw this new ma
The old method of feeding from below is entirely
done away, and all the complicated machinery con
nected therewith taken out and dispensed with. No
Machinery Underneath to clean or oil.
This New Feed method does not Stop at seems,
but Steps evenly over them.
There is Only One Tension to regulate. No hole«
to thread through.
It is a Mechanical Wonder, yet no more interest
ing for what It Is, than what it will do.
It is the only machine having Steel Roll Bearings
for its needle Bar.
The only machine having a Support for the Needle
after it leaves the needle bar.
This “ New Davis ” is as far ahead of the old ma
chines as the Telephone ia ahead of the speaking
Come and See for Yourself. It will pav you
From Curiosity. We are so much interested in this
ourselves that we are anxious you should see, know,
tell and help us get these facts before the people.
Ladies, come; Tailors, come; Mechanics, conw;
Experts, come; Everybody Come and See thia new
model machine nnd learn what it will do.
0 A K| •A R.K||A I)DI T I 0 N!
THE FINEST PROPERTY IN McMINNVILLE ! STRICTLY “INSIDE" PROPERTY. BUT ALSO
THE PREMIUM LOCATION
LEVEL! PURE AIR!
TITLE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.
TERMS LIBERAL ! j
This magnificent property comprises 460 lots and lies in the very heart of the residence portion
McMinnville. It is high, commanding a beautiful view of the valley. Many of the most prom
inent residents of McMinnville are now purchasing property in “OakPark Addition,” and many
elegant and substantial residences will be constructed there during the coming year. Wuter-
works and electric lights will be put in this i summer, giving all the comforts of the choicest villa
Lots are from 50x100 to 50x150, and blocks 200x215, with a 15-foot alley down the center of
each. The advantages of having an alley in each block are obvious.
“Oak Park Addition" adjoins the depot of the Southern Pacific Railroad, the new county court
house, the elegant public sen
school building, and is three blocks from Third street, the business
thoroughfare of McMinnville
McMinnville. “Oak Park Addition offers superior inducements to investors,
the settled policy of its proprietors being to steadily advance prices with its growth, rendering
investments absolutely safe and profitable.
“Oak Park Addition* will be planted in shade tree«; cross and sidewalks constructed and streets graded. The proprietors are turning in 10 percent of al
sales as a fund for this purpose. This property is being offered for from to 25 to 50 per cent less than any other property in McMinnville of half the advan
tages. Prices of lots range from $25 up and are sold either on the cash or installment plan.
A plat of this growing addition can be seenat Jas. Fletcher & Co.’s and J. L Knight & Co., where all further information and price of lots and blocks will
be furnished. Also at office of Barnekoff & Co., McMinnville Flouring Mills.
PORTLAND INVESTMENT COMPANY, PROPRIETORS.
F. BARNEKOFF, LOCAL MANAGER.