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About The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 30, 1889)
M c M innville ,
O regon .
MARTIN & SANDERS
Personal and Pertinent.
The Prince of Wales wears a sasli with
his summer costume.
The hand that shook the hand of Sul
livan is not as big as it was.
Jake Kilrain’s habeas corpus does not
feel as comfortable to him as it did.
Postmaster-General Wanamaker was
not pleased with Saratoga. He «lid not
like its stamp of worldliness.
Senator Joseph K. Hawley will deliver
the oration at the 250th anniversary of
the settlement of Milford, Conn.
Queen Victoria < an not bear to hear a
cannon fired. This may be because she
is a big gun herself and would object to
It is rumored tliat f^vi P. Morton re
cently staked a small sum on a Saratoga >
horse-race. Can this be considered a
The current item to the effect that Sec.,
retary Rusk loves pie and baseball adds
to the impression that he has the presi
dential bee in his bonnet.
Giovanni Morosini was recently asked
by a Saratoga clergyman if Jay Gould
“keeps the Sabbath.” “Of course he
does,” answered Morosini. “He keeps)
Are fully prepared to meet the demands of the
Fall trade for all kinds of Hardware,
Our Stock of General Hard-
anything he lays his hands on.”
Ex-Consul-General Waller sailed for
Europe the othe. day. It is said that
his New London (Conn.) constituents
expatriated him until he should again
have curly locks about his melodramatic
M ard McAllister, the revered leader of
the Four Hundred, has been taking life
quietly at Newport this summer. He has
been inclined to retire from public gaze
since Stuy vesant Fish was so thoroughly
withered by the bright sunlight of pub
President Harrison derived considera
ble benefit from his trip to New England
He has had slight touches of rheumatism
at Deer Park, which the salt air of Bar
Harbor drove away. Harrison has al
ways preferred the seashore to the moun
tains in Bummer.
Mr. Daggett, the polychromatic politi
cian, who has obtained the government
postal card contract, is a short, stocky
man, with English side-whiskers and a I
jovial manner. His career in Brooklyn
has been picturesque. He claims that
he will make $100,000 a year lor the next
Melville E. Stone, the retire«! Chicago
journalist, was at Trondhjem, Norwav,
on the 23d of July returning from a
search for the midnight sun at North
Cape. His intentions were to proceed
thence to Russia, returning to America
in the autumn. He is looking for a
newspaper somewhere in the West and
may conclude to start a one-cent morn,
ing journal in St. Lonis.
Susan B. Anthony has attracted the
attention of a Saratoga gossiper, who
says; “On Sunday last she dined at the
Hotel Balmoral on Mount McGregor.
She hardly looks her sixty-nine years of
age, but that’s the figure. She is one of
the beet known women in America. She
comes of a family every one of whom
has been prominent in public life. Two
of her brothers have been governors of
the state of Kansas, while another was
United States senator. She was born in
Massachusetts in 1820, and since 1869
has been conspicuous in various philan
thropic and reform movements.”
in the county.
Our Prices Defy Competition
Davis Sewing Machine.
We have a machine quite unlike anything elms
New Principles, New Ideas.
We have the Largest and Fin
est stock of Cutlery in the
Douglas and (
Bose Disk Harrow.
DRILLS, SEEDERS AND
Double, Adjustable Force
Made in Fonr Sections.
16 or 20 Incn Disks.
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 l>elow 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 n Mechanicai Wonder, vet 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 is ahead of the speaking
j Come and See for Yourself. It will pay you
1 From Curiosity. We are so much interested in this
i ourselves that we arc anxious you should see, know,
! tell and help us get these facts before the people.
Ladies, come; Tailors, come; Mechanics, come;
j Experts, come Everybody Come and See this new
| model machine and learn what it will do.
Arc Blinkers Hurtful?
When a horse is used for the saddle no
one thinks of meddling with his eyes and
we allow the animal to use them freely,
as nature has directed. But no sooner do
we put the same animal in harness than
we think ourselves found to fasten a leath
er flap over each eye so as to prevent
him from seeing objects at hiB side, and
to limit his view to those which are in
his immediate front. This is done with
the very best intentions, the object be
ing to eave him from being frightened by
startling and unwonted sights, and only
to leave a sufficiency of vision wherewith
to guide his steps. Herein, as in feeding
and stabling the horse, man judges the
animal by himself, forgetting, or rather
having failed to notice, that the eyes
of the horse are exceedingly unlike his
Our eyes are set in the front of our
heads, so that if blinkers were fastened
to our temples our range of vision would
be but slightly limited. But the eyes of j
the horse are placed on the sides of the ;
head, and are rather prominent, so that 1
the animal can not only see on either
side, but by rolling his eyes backwards,
as we see in a vicious horse, can see ob-
ects almost in his immediate rear. The
effect of the blinker is both physically
and mentally injurious to the horse. In
the first place, especially when large and
brought near the eyeB, it lias the effect
of heating them and hindering the free
passage of air over them. In the next
place, it causes the eyes to be always di
rected forward, anil thus produces a
most injurious strain on the delicate
muscles. We know how painful a sen
sation is felt when we are obliged to
strain our eyes either backward or ii|>-
ward for any length of time, and the
horse suffers no less inconvenience when
it is forced to keep its eyes continually
The worst examples of the blinker
that I have ever seen were in the United
States, where the blinkers (or “blinders”
as they are there named) are brought so
closely together in front by means of a
strap and buckle that a mere narrow
strip, barely half an inch in width, is
left for vision. This again is done with
the best intentions, the object being to
save the animal from being affected by
Bnow-blindness. Now, the horse’s eyes
are in many respects different from onr
own, and are not affected, as is the case
with ours, by the vast expanses of daz
zling snow which are rendered even
more dazzling by the clear atmosphere «
and brilliant sunshine of America. One
of its safeguards lies in the remarkable
structure which is popularly termed the
“haw,” and scientifically the “nictitat
ing membrane.” This is a sort of third
eyelid set beneath the true eyelids, and
capable of being drawn at will over the
eyeball, thus berforming the double duty
of shielding the eye from the direct glare
of light and clearing its surface from dust
or any other foreign substance. This
membrane is seen to perfection in the
birds of prey, so that the proverbial
statement that the eagle trains itself to
gaze at the midday sun has some founda
tion in fact — Public Opinion.
THE PREMIUM LOCATION
LEVEL! PURE AIR!
TITLE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.
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EASY INSTALLMENTS I
This magnificent property comprises 460 lots and lies in the very heart of the residence portion
of 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 “Oak Park 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 summer, giving all the comforts o f 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
oiock are obvious.
“Oak Park Addition” adjoins the depot of the Southern Pacific Railroad, the new county conrt
house, the elegant public school building, and is three blocks from Third street, the business
thoroughfare of 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 trees; cross and sidewalks constructed and streets graded. The proprietors are turning in 10 percent of all
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. This property is being offered for from to 25 to 50 per cent less than any other property in McMinnville of half the advan
sales as a fund for this purpose.
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. I. 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.