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About The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 9, 1890)
THE TELE1 HONE-REGISTER awake to the fact that they can, in Pacific ocean that runs along the
The Effect of Cologne on the I11-
perhaps an hour’s work, pick up a ,west coast of Mexico.
’ pearl-fisheries of Australia | One of the far west Indian agents
9, 1890. crystal that would enrich a king-, ~
dom. In fact, a Dyak, as the na have taken many adventurous, dare was at the Tremont house, Chicago,
BILLIONS LYING BURIED. tives of the country arc called, did devil men from the gold fields of the other day. He did not look
Fabulous Fortunes Tliat arc Hid discover the Matan diamond, which that far-off country. They have like an Indian agent. He didn’t
I is the largest genuine diamond of found single pearls valued at $7,500 wear long hair and carry guns in a
den by Old Mother
which there is any record, and for and $3,.500, but the most curious wampum belt. On the contrary,
Luck frequently favors the man which the price of a king’s ransom pearl discovery that has ever been he was dressed like a tailor’s model.
who does not wait for something to has been offered, but it was refused. made was made on that coast a When asked as to the present con-
turn up, says the New York Morn The Matan is still held by the few years ago, when the now fam- ! dition of the gentle savage, he un-
ing Journal, but whither shall the Pangeran of Landak. It has been ous Southern Cross pearl was re- bosomed himself as follows : “The
Indian is to all intents and pur
searchers for the golden fleece now in his family for four generations, vealed.
This is a perfectly natural cross poses a daisy. To know him well
and as he has lost his throne and
The adventurous spirit of Ameri territory it is the only appendage of nine pearls, all in one piece. The you must reside in his vicinity.
finder of this unprecedented gem The height of his ambition is to
can y > 1:1 f. ads itself curbed with of royalty remaining to him.
as often happens, unaware of ■acquire a jag which shall be the
no opportunity to seek adventure
and sold it for $100. The envy of his fellows. Wo are not
and fortune as did the Argonauts of
’49, who crossed the plains poor refused to part with it, declining purchaser considered himself for allowed to sell him liquor from our
men and returned laden with gold. the most tempting offers of the tunate when he was offered $2,000 bountiful store for the simple reason
But if the American will look be Dutch government, which has shown by four men. They sent the curi that we are not allowed to sell booze
yond the confines of his own coun a great desire to get possession of a osity to England, had it mounted to the redskin. But he seems to
try he will still find enough to en talisman associated in the Eastern and exhibited in the recent Colonial get there just the same, and he gets
gage his attention in the way of mind with empire and with the for and Indian exhibition in London, full on cologne or stomach bitters.
My exp erience has led me to ob
fighting for his life while he is dig tunes of the dynasty guarding it. and offered it for sale for $50,000.
the various effects of the dif
ging for gold, mining for diamonds
of Batavia sent a representative to tralia aggregates perhaps $100,000, ferent oc’o's. Now lily of the valley
or diving for pearls.
The desire for adventure is strong the rajah to negotiate its purchase. and the fisheries are hardly de gives an Indian a romantic time,
while white rose leaves keep him in
within thej breasts of American He offered $150,000, two large war veloped.
If the seeker for great wealth dare a trance for days. The most last
youths, bred from their birth to ships, with their full compliment of
habits of independence and enter I guns and ammunition, besides a brave the hatred which the Sepoy ing odor seems to be forget-me-not,
But the California gold considerable quantity of other war has for a creature with a white and an Indian who gets loaded on
fields are nearly all taken up, and like material, but the bait was re skin, and will penetrate the wilds that brand has cause to remember
of India, he may find a ruby mine. the fact for days afterward. Violent
the Nevada and Colorado and other jected.
These gems, far more valuable than redskin drunks are contracted by
fortune-bestrewn portions of the
Rockies give but little promise of trouble to its owner, the gem has diamonds, have other guardians the various vintages of stomach
reward to the many searchers for been looked upon by them as a sort than the natives. The minas are bitters. These drinks may be thinned
j of a tutelar diety, and held in the in the jungles frequented by man- to suit the taste. Taking it all to
Alaska with all its forbidding as- [ very highest esteem on account of eating tigers, and where the deadly gether,” said the Indian agent, “I
feel safe in saying that I believe the
pect is a favorite haunt of Dame the astonishing virtues with which cobra doth abound.
erected out our way
Fortune. She may be compelled to the popular imagination has en
the jags of your later
clothe herself in sable and sealskin, dowed it.
The Dyaks still guard their treas- long, a tributary state of the Thee- • civilization, in bath excitement and
as she could scarcely live if clad in
durability. And we have no Wash-
the costume in which she is usually j ure fields jealously, but the sturdy I baw Tsawbwa.
Mining is also carried on suc intonian Home, at that.”
depicted, but she still lias a smile Dutchmen can offer protection to
Ring of Street Car Line will be heard
for those of her devotees who are any adventurous spirit who desires cessfully at Nansaka by the Shans.
A Distinguished Primate.
daring enough to follow her to the to go forth, and at one blow of his Rucies are also found in the Shan
Charles Martel Allemand La-
city in the Willamette Valley presents a better field for the operation of
pick uncovers perhaps a gem that, State of Momeit.
vigierie, primate of North Africa
Where this imaginary line cross like the Matan, may be valued at
and archbishop of Carthage, was
es Forty-mile river there are located £359,378, or, as expressed in Ameri try that produced the Kohinoor or
the Moonstone is beyond computa- born at Bayonne, October 11, 1825.
some of the richest placer mines in can money, $166.990.’
® - FI S H * H - FI «H
- H FI ♦♦ ♦
From early boyhood he manifested
the world. The hills and bluffs of
If not satisfied with the prospects • tion, and offers inducements to the
a predilection for the priesthood,
the river are perpetually frozen to in Borneo, the searcher for fortune j adventurous that have not been ex-
and at the age of fifteen his father
such an extent that prospecting is might stay in South Africa, another
sent him to the Petit Séminaire of
impossible, but during the few sum part of the earth that has been
The King of all Trees.
St. Nicholas. In 1847 he was or
mer days the sun thaws the dirt to conquered by the Dutch. In the
dained by Archbishop Afire to the
a depth of about six inches, and diamond fields in the neighborhood
priesthood, and subsequently be
this slides off the bluff, taking the of Kimberly untold fortunes have engineer of the Comstock, has been
came doctor of theology and pro
nuggets with it, which can then be been made. The mines are worked
Are comparatively few in number, but
they employ largo
fessor of ecclesiastical history at
by natives in the employ of the of the Sierras, about the headwaters
capacity of One Hundred
David Hart, of Parsons, Kansas, English companies that own the of the Kaweah river, Tulare county, the Paris university. His high Among them are the
merits were not, however, destined
was in the city last week and told mines.
rels of Flour per day; two lumber yards, with sash and door factories in connection;
some wonderful stories of his ad The stockholders of these coni- wanderings by Westley Warren, an to pass unnoticed, for we next find
him in the pontiff’s household, creamery and cheese factory, wit a capacity
one thousand pounds of butter per day;
ventures during a three years’ stay panies are growing rich, but at the old Comstocker, who now resides
from whence he was, in 1863, trans
in Alasha. Mr. Hart had on his same time so are many of the min
furniture factory, yet in its infancy, but with
surety of increased operation
ferred to the bishopric of Nancy.
left hand a broad ring, of which he ers, who systematically steal gems. waters of the Kaweah they got into
an unexplored and slmost impene By a subsequent decree in 1876 he
It is known that over $100,000
was appointed to the See of Al
“I washed the gold of which this worth of diamonds arc annually trable region. In one place they
giers, which had been converted
is made out of the sand of Forty- stolen by miners, but even then
into an archbishoprick.
mile river right under the Arctic enough remains to insure fortunes |
In Algiers his primacy, which
circle. There is an ounce of gold in to the owners. There are four great
has now extended over a period of
diamond fields in Griqualaud West.
fifteen years, has been remarkable
And is constanly increasing; faster in proportion than other cities
Mr. Hart, when he returned from These arc the Kimberly, the De I that on the trip they discovered a
Alaska, brought with him $10,000 Beers, the Dutoitispan and the Bult-
in Oregon. The surrounding country is exceedingly
with bigotry) and the activity he
worth of nuggets which he had fontein. In the Orange Free State lieved to be much the largest on
has displayed in the multifarious
raised within radius of ten miles than in
washed out on his claim inside of is the Jagersfontein mine, where ■ the continent of America. Mr.
forty days—pretty good wages. $250 some of the purest gems in the
I trees of Mariposa, those of the Big was made an officer of the Legion
world are found. Diamonds are
of Honor, a distinction rarely be
Jack Frost is the chief enemy of also found in the beds of the rivers, Tree grove in Calaveras county, and
stowed upon ecclesiastics, but one
the : archer for gold. He gives especially the Natal.
which his extraordinary zeal and
them only three months in the year
Shares in the mines have gone
activity in administering relief and
in which to work. A couple of Nor up from par to 370, and are to ad
succor during the massacre of the
wegians tried a curious plan to en vance further if the prospects hold on the Kaweah.
seat and metropolis of
The men had with them no rule, Christians in 1859-60 had justly
able them to get at the treasures good.
tape-line or measure of any kir.d, earned.
locked in winter’s embrace. They
In the Kimberly mine alone, from
At the present moment, however,
removed the ice from a section of 11871 to 1889, about £30,000,000 but Mr. Warren measured the tree
is the suppression of the slave
the river, uncovering a space about ' worth of diamonds were taken,
in Central Africa which ab
20x18 feet. The ice was three feet | while the gross value of the dia-
nearly all his thoughts and
thick and their job was herculean. I monds excavated from the De
the fame of his name
They then carried fuel from a can | Beers mine in the same time is not
to the four corners
yen three miles distant and built ’ much unde r £12,000,000, represent
was the religious
fires in the hole until they had ing two tons weight of precious
thawed out several inches of the stones. The Bultfontein mine has | still of immense height. This mon-
bottom in a space about 12 feet yielded £6.000,000, and the Dutoit-
span about £8,000,000, while the
They scraped u > the thawed gra annual output of diamonds from
vel and washed out over $2,100 ' all the mines is now somewhere
worth of nuggets, and they were about 3,000,000 carats, equal in brush in the vicinity that the val-1 human beings. From these poor
then stopped by the high water. ! value to about £4,000,000, or $20,- ley in wuich it stands is almost, in- struggling monks, who were the in
voluntary witnesses of the atrocities
Their work occupied them for two ¡000,000. The great aggregate value accessible.
committed, he obtained ample and
of the output of the mines for the
heart-sickening details. A report
Fabulous fortunes have been period above spoken of as expressed
One of the pretty sights in the | was submitted to Leo XIII., and
made by the prospectors who locat in our money is $280.000,000.
treasury is fifteen or twenty hand- ^¡g holiness hastened to call the at-
ed the mines on Douglas island, off The seeker for fortunes in South
eoine ladies in cages. Pretty women I tention of Christendom to the ques- !
the coast of Alaska, There is a Africa need not confine himself to
are not so scarce in the department 1 tion of African slavery.
semi-circle of these islands which the diamond fields. He may go that when they get hold of one they |
have not yet been explored, and further and fare much better. Pros put her in a cage, but the ladies re
when they are the yield of gold pectors are just beginning to re ferred to occupy their little prisons . It costs Uncle Sam thousands a
from the Alaska mines may run alize that the gold fields of the col in accordance with an old custom, year to have his clocks wound.
away up into the hundreds of mil- ony give much promise. Gold oc i The comptroller of the currency Every Monday morning you see
curs in the Cape colony much more has decided to revive a system in j men going about the departments i
Twelve miles south of Sitka, the widely than has hitherto been sus vogue some years ago by putting a carrying little ladders, like those
capital of the territory, in Silver pected, especially in the lava sheets, safeguard around the counters of used by the lamplighters. Their
bay, there are undeveloped quartz which have been developed in the money and isolating them in little business is to wind and keep in
mines that give promise of treasure central part of the colony.
iron cages. They are put in their order the clocks in the departments,
and fabulous fortunes to the hardy
There has recently been a great prisons in the morning, large piles Each man has his own department
rush to the Witwaturandt gold of notes are given them and there or a section of the department to
From gold to diamonds does not fields, and men are every day they sit all day long counting the look after the clocks, and this is his
require much of a flight of the ini- growing rich. A town has been currency as fast as their fingers can [ sole business. In some places men
agination, but to travel in an in- laid out in the district, which is move. The only communication | are employed by the month for this
stant from the ice-bound shores of called Johannesberg. Every month the ladies can have with any one 1 purpose, while in other cases the
the Arctic circle to the ever-green there is exported through the cus outside of their cages is through a contract is let by the month or year
paradise of Borneo may require an tom-house in Johannesberg about speaking tube connecting them with to some enterprising clock repairer,
50,000 ounces of gold, valued at the chief of the bureau. The ladies, who sends a “journeyman” around
This great island is a treasu ® about $750,000.
naturally, don’t take to this ar- to wind the clocks and see whether
house of gems, and in the myster In Old Mexico and Southern Cali rangement very kindly.
they are in order, and then goes'
ious regions of Sebah and Kina Ba- fornia, too, there are many unde
himself to make such repairs as are I
lu are fortunes that are to be picked veloped gold fields, and the legions
It is thought that the estate of necessary.
up from the ground with the ease of fabulous wealth secured by the the late Allen Thorndike Rice who
The cost of winding and caring i
that ripe apples arc plucked from Spaniards and Aztecs, that have was supposed to be worth $1,000.- for the clocks in the departments j
the trees. The town of Lankak is come down from past ages, are given 000 when he died a few months ago run at the rate of $75 to $100 a(
the center of the richest mining dis force by recent discoveries in those will not. when it is settled, be worth
month in each department. There
trict of the island which abounds in localities. There are bonanzas there $•50,000.
The price of this paper will
10 cents, a sum which you can easily afford
are in the treasury department
gold, diamond and iron deposits. that need only a little search to be
Lady Forester is a practical phi- I neilr'y 400 clocks. Some of these order to let your friends know the true merits of our city.
The district is comprised within the uncovered.
lanthropist. Each week she sends are expensive ones and cost away
territory of the rajah of the Matan
In the Gulf of California there
and will be
up P in
*n the hundreds of dollars, but newspaper devoted entirely to
and stretches along the west coast are some of the most valuable pearl to the factory girls of London up- U
business and professional men, with views of the principal buildings and points of
between Pontianak and Sarawak, fisheries in the world. Those of „„l.oft™
clocks is not more than perhaps $15 of
which has long been subject to the the Indian ocean may, in the ag-
the clocks in the halls of the public interest.
gregate, yield greater value, but
(buildings, and also those in the
Very little is known of the dia- never have such gems been dis
: rooms occupied by the heads of the
mondiferous regions of Borneo, but covered as those taken from tile Children Cry for
! departments, are very valuable, cost
even the phlegmatic Chinese are bottom of th? cheerless arm of the
Pitcher’s Castorta ing away up in the hundred».
M c M innville ,
O regon .
THE PRESENT RAPID GROWTH
Both in Public and Private Improvements and Popu
lation of the Beautiful and well situated
Demonstrates that the Nucleus for a Great City
has been formed. During the last two
years in the neighborhood of
$200,000 Have been Spent for Public Improvements
It is the Only City in Oregon that Owns and Operates
COMPLETE ELECTRIC LIGHT and WATER PLANTS
The Manufactories of the Town
The Population of the City is 2,500
“The Banner County of Oregon,
This city is receiving deserved comment from the
press of the State, and it is the intention of the propri
To issue on February 1st a Mammoth edition devo
ted entirely to McMinnville. Her business interests
and business men will each receive attention in their
respective columns in the issue, together with a history
of the town from its first settlement to date. The edu
cational facilities will receive their portion, together
with interesting statistics, Banking, Commercial, Ex.
press, Freight, Municipal, Building, Religious and Fra
ternal will given.
Articles by prominent people;
sketches of the Lawyers, Doctors, County and City of
ficials are being prepared, making it, as a whole, a pa
per which should be read and distributed throughout
the State and Union in order to give the outside popu
lation a correct picture of McMinnville, the banner
town of the banner county of the banner state.
complete with superb
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