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THE TELEPHONE-REGISTER endurance he and the Missippians
Personal and Pertinent.
New Rule of Legal Practice.
saved the battle. This was too
Ex-President Cleveland and his
A prominent legal luminary re
much for the old man. and he came wife will soon go to Florida for a lates an amusing incident occur
up to Davis, saying:
"Knox (his few weeks.
ring in the course of his early at-,
daughter) knew her man better
tempts at the bar of justice. It was
JEFF. DAVIS’S COURTSHIP. than I did.” They were ever after
of a job—and also, it is hoped, out in the court room of a justice of the
Mr. Charles Gibson’s Interesting wards warm friends.
peace in Western Kansas. The,
Reminisebnees ot the Dead
The following incident, in which
Belva Lockwood has announced squire had been elected solei}’ upon
Leader of the South.
I was one of the actors, grew’ out of
she will again run for presi his political qualifications and
For mere than fifty years Mrs. the above:
without the slightest reference to
Mary McRee, widow of Col. Samuel
Smith died in 1843 at St. Louis;
any real or suppositious legal at
Historian Bancroft is remarkably
McRee, of the regular army, was Col. McRee in 1849 at the same
tainments. He was well up in
the cherished friend of Jefferson place, and Taylor die 1 at the White well this winter. He ascribes his frontier politics, however, and had
Davis, and for thirty years I was House in 1850. Davis had become good health to the warm weather. a fine notion of the manner in I
Senator Hawley, of Connecticut, which a meeting of any kind should !
her sole and confidential counsellor secretary of war under President
at law. On several occasions she Pierce. I was counsel for the expects to be a candidate for vice- be conducted. The case was an ac j
related to me the following episode children of Major Smith.
One of president in 2892 if the republican tion by the state against one Jones I
in the early life of Col. Davis :
them strongly desired to get an ap presidential nomination goes West. for stealing a horse. The complaint!
The scene was at Fort Crawford, pointment in the army. He and I
Congressman Martin, of Texas, had been somewhat hurriedly
near Prairie du Chien, Wis. The went to Washington on that busi- has been assigned a scat in the drawn up, and as soon as the lumi
time 1832-3. The only communi ness. When we arrived we were House so remote that he couldn’t nary, who was defending the case,
cation with the fort in those early informed by
Adjutant-General catch the speaker’s eye with a com observed it he thought he saw a
days was by the river. The arrival Cooper that the appointments for et nor his ear with a brass band.
chance to get his man off without
of a steamboat from St. Louis was all the vacancies had already been
Mme. Patti has reached the City going into the merits. The county
the great event of the season. Dur agreed upon by the secretary of of Mexico. The change in the col attorney was not in attendance,
ing the long winter the fort was ful war and the president; that the or of her hair has created astonish- and
when the case was called the
ly two weeks’journey from the set president had gone to Cape May ment among the Mexicans, but < defendant’s counsel rose and de
tlements or states. The dramatis and it was useless to “break the they will find that her voice has not < clared the complaint to be worth
person® were Zachary Taylor, com slate.” I was a whig and Davis a lost its market value.
] less, and proceeded to show why.
manding the post, and known in democrat. I neither had or pre
Sir Charles Dilke, one of the He concluded his argument by say
the campaign of 1814 as “Old tended to have any personal influ
soiled politicians of England, is i ing: “And no«v, your Honor, I
Rough and Ready,” and afterwards ence with him. Still we would not
that the complaint be quashed
mourning the loss of a ring which move
president of the United States; Jef give it up. So we were admitted to
hat the defendant be dis
once belonged to Charles I., and and
ferson Davis, Major Thomas F. his presence. I told him that
which was ornamented with a por- charged.
Smith, a fiery young officer of the y0Ung Smith was a son of Major
This style of proceeding was just
trait of that monarch.
old army and always in a quarrel Smith and that he had inherited a
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and in
1 his honor’s line, and looking sol
with somebody, and Samuel Mc fortune which would be a misfor-
around upon the crowd that
Ree, then captain, and afterwards tune to him unless he got something
to witness the pro
Taylor’s and then Scott’s pavmast- ’ to (]0? and j requested him to do for men. The former in prose and the ceedings, he blandly inquired:
latter in poetry have recently given 1
er-general in Mexico.
the son of his dead friend as Smith
“Anybody second the motion?”
Quarters were scarce at the fort, would have done with his son if voice to their ideas regarding old
There was a brief silence and it
and McRee, his wife and several lit their positions were reversed. He age. Their cheerfulness is a rebuke
dubious for awhile, until the
to aged Europeans of note who
tle children lived in a tent. Davis, told us to call the next day.
struck a happy idea, and,
then a lieutenant, and Taylor’s we entered he rose from his seat as seem to grow crabbed as they reach
his feet, deferentially ad
daughter, Miss Sarah Knox Taylor, straight as an Indian, looking the the end of life.
dressed the court, saying: “I sec
The New York World wants to
were desperately in love with each young man squarely in the face,
ond the motion, your honor.”
other, and were engaged to be mar and with a piercing glance handed know when Calvin S. Brice deliver
“You’ve heard the motion, gen.
ried, with her father’s consent. A him his commission as second lieu ed a great speech. Never mind
tlemen,” said the court; “all in fav
court-martial was being held, com tenant and said: “Go and make about great speeches; probably
or of it say ‘ayecontrary, ‘no.’
posed of Taylor, Smith, Davis and as good a soldier as your father. ” some democratic members of the
The ‘ayes’ have it and the prisoner
a lieutenant whose name Mrs. Mc His manner and bearing were some Ohio legislature can give informa
Ree had forgotten. There was an what dramatic, but still unaffected tion about his telling speeches.
After the court adjourned the
angry feud between Taylor and and natural and so commanding Sometimes even whispers are elo
justice tapped a friend on the
Smith. By the rules of the army, and chivalric that, although the quent.— Buffalo Nctcs.
shoulder and said: “By George,
then and now, each officer sitting short interview happened more
Says a Washington correspond- Bill, that’s a good way. I never
on such a court was bound to ap- than thirty years ago, I remember j ent: "The honored title, ‘Father of
thought of it before, but it simpli
appear in full uniform. The lieu it to this day perfectly.
the House,’ which the late Judge fies the practice wonderfully.”—
tenant had left his uniform at Jef
Mrs. McRee was as widely known Kelley has borne for many years, Kansas City Globe.
ferson Barracks, near St, Louis. and as highly respected as any la has by his death descended to
Taylor voted no, Smith voted aye, dy in this great city.
She died in another Philadelphia member— The Possibilities of a Goose Farm
and Davis voted with Smith. “Old St. Louis on the 20th of October Mr. Randall. Still another Phila
Several gentlemen from Virginia
Rough and Ready” became highly last, only a few weeks before the delphia member—Mr. O’Neil—en
have been looking around through
incensed. One thing led to anoth death of Mr. Davis. On Mr. Da tered Congress at the same time
the mountain counties of Western
er until he swore, as only officers in vis’s last visit to St. Louis, which Mr. Randall did, but failed of re
Pennsylvania with a view to estab
those days couid swear, that no was more than fifty years after the election for one term. It was a
lishing a “goose farm.” Among
man who voted with “Tom Smith” affair at Prairie du Chien—fifty matter of comment in the House
the party are James Bench, Harry |
should ever marry his daughter. busy and exciting years to him—he the other day that the three oldest
Bailey and James Connor, all of
He forbade Davis from entering his visited the old Christy mansion and members in continuous service
whom are from Baltimore, Aid. The
quarters as a guest and repudiated called for the last time on his life came from the same city.”
him entirely. Davis himself was a long friend, Mary McRee.
P. T. Barnum is not popular
“Yes, we want to secure a farm [
man of quick temper, high spirits
Flood’s Magnificent Mausoleum. with the patriotic citizens of Can of several acres, with a stream of
and great determination.
ada. There is a heavy duty on cir water with rock bottom running
A contract has l>een signed for
Taylor came often to Mrs. McRee’s
cus posters in the Dominion, and through it, to start in the business
tent, and she and Davis did their the construction of a magnificent Mr. Barnum has been under great
of raising geese. It may seem like
courting in the room occupied by mausoleum in Laurel Hill ceme expense in taking printed matter
a rather curious business to engage
Mrs. McRee and her little children tery, near San Francisco for the across the border. He planned a
but there is money in it. We
—close quarters, but better than Floods, and work upon it will com Canadian tour for 1886, and two
our idea from the great goose
none. Matters went on from bad mence in a few days and be prose years before that date he sent tons
started some time ago down
to worse until one day Davis called cuted steadily by a large force of of posters to Canada and neglected
on the eastern shore of Virginia.
on Capt. McRee with a challenge
to pay the duty. The stuff lay un Within an area of about 3,000 acres
for Taylor, which he requested Mc will be finished. The mausoleum called for at the custom-house and
there lives 6,000 geese of several
Ree to deliver to him. The code is to be finer than the beautiful one was advertised for sale at last.
varieties, attended by herders, and
was then universal in the Wcst, lately completed by James G. Fair Barnum sent an agent to the sale
fed with corn, etc. The
and especially in the army. Mc- and equal to that of the Crocker i and he bought the bills at a bar
collection of down for
Ree refused to act unless 1 lavis family. It will cost at least $100,- gain. The story leaked out, and
and every six
would give up the young lady. 000. It will be modelled after the now Phineas T. is on the Dominion
This he would not listen to, and Jay Gould mausoleum, but in beau ; black list.
the breast and sides under the
then McRee told him he would not
A Hero’s Pardonable Weakness. wings being plucked. Every goose
help him shoot his own father-in- even surpass it. Its form is to bo
The Detroit Tribune tells that a will produce one pound of feathers
law and the matter dropped.
per annum, which can be readily
Miss Taylor finally went to her and it will be constructed entirely woman recently approached Gener
sold at 50 cents per pound, Wei
father and told him she would wait of California material and almost al Sherman in a railway car, and,
want to start with 500 geese, and ■
a year, and during that time he entirely of granite, fhe only other pulling his sleeve, asked: “Is this
calculate that they will raise 3,000 j
could assert anything against Lieut. material used will possibly be a lit General Sherman?” “Yes, mad-
Davis as a high-bred and perfect tle marble along the margins for j am.” “General Sherman, I felt
to the money re
gentleman she would discard him the receptacles for the dead. Even that I must see you. I wanted to
ceived for feathers, we propose to
with you. I
forever, and if not she would marry
sell off the young geese and can re
him if all the world opposed her. ble. and artistically worked granite ■ had three brothers in your army in
alize from 75 cents to $1 apiece for
She was not a “Rough,” but had substituted. The great tomb will the Fifteenth corps, Two of them
We have several farms in
inherited a great deal of the be about thirty-two feet long and will neve come back again.” The
the line of the Pennsyl
“Ready” from her father. This al twenty feet wide, and will reach to General straightened up in a min-
and up to the Monon
lotted time passed without any a height of twenty feet. ' 1 here will , ufe and his eyes got a little moist.
but will not make a
score against Davis. A boat ar be twenty-eight columns, each a "He would have done anything for
for the farm for a
her after that. Three brothers in
rived from St. Louis, and near the
his command and two killed! He
time it was to return Capt. McRee
sat there and talked to her with
engaged a stateroom and escorted
Miss Taylor to it. He was extreme height, with angle or volute caps on such courtly grace and dignity that
ly anxious to have the affair set all sides. When completed the encouraged her ; a crowd of women
tled. Taylor was transacting a mausoleum will in the interior have and girls, the companions of the sis
the utmost care, and counting six
good deal of business on the boat, the effect of a great mirror, as its ter of the three soldiers, crowded
___ ----- ---- Noone would have goslings to a bood, you have 3,000
and McRee arranged it so as to get
suspected that his nap had been marketable fowls each fall besides
him near the stateroom, when the
spoiled. The woman who had the down. Of course, we expect to
young lady came out and on bend
awakened him was young and by increase the stock as circumstances
ed knees begged his forgiveness
will permit.— Pittsburg Dispatch.
and consent to the marriage, but iously carved granite. The mauso-I no nieans unattractive in appear-
all in vain. She came to St. Louis leum, as at first constructed, will ance Her color deepened as the
Salvini’s Economical Ways,
and was married to Davis at the ^iave receptacles for six persons, or trajn prepared to pull out. “Gen-
Salvini, the Italian trage
residence of Col. William Christy, for as many as constitute the Flood era], ¡s jp :—is it— true,” she asked, dian, now at the Chicago Columbia
hesitatingly, “what they say about
still standing, but which has long family.
theater, is a man of the plainest
your kissing the women wherever
since ceased to be used as a dwell
Corn as Fuel.
habits despite his wealth and posi
---- —,?>> “I’m afraid it is.”
ing-house. The estrangement be
Some people seem to be horrified
tion. In his contract with Mr.
tween her and her father was never when they hear of corn being used I “Well,
, e ' why do you do it? Does it Palmer it is provided that the Sig
“I don’t know
healed. She died some months af for
fuel. Now, if corn is cheaper!1, ,,
nor shall have furnished him a val
. ‘ [ whether it does or not. Some of
ter her marriage.
than coal, what possible objection j
et and secretary, yet the great man
- . -! them say it does.” “General, can I
Davis was a man of intense and can there be to using it for ' fuel?
will have neither.
enduring feeling, and many years A Kansas farmer can get thirteen ' ! —can I”—then she stopped. “Can
much time in his dressing-room,
after this, while rummaging in an cents a bushel for corn. I„.
do it?” she finally blurted out. arriving generally about 5 o’clock,
old trunk, he unexpectedly came see, that is $3.70 for a ton. To get [ The General was on his feet in an
and the people in the company say
across one of her slippers and faint that he may have to haul his corn | jnstant. and, reaching up, she gave
is no unusual sight to see the
ed away. The breach between him six or eight miles to market. If he I him a good smack.
Herculean old tragedian sit for two
buys coal he will pay $4 to $5 a
and Taylor was cured, however, at ton, and haul it the six or eight Queensland, Australia, lays claim to hours darning a pair of tights, or
the battle of Buena Vista. One of miles back home. The matter (lie greatest and richest gold mine in the bespectacled, making fierce Othello
the Indiana regiments broke and simply comes down to the question ' world. It is called Mount Morgan, and beards of hair and gauze-cloth.
fled at a critical moment, and Tay of how he can get the most effective | will this year pay to its owners not less
1 than $<1.090,009, with the promise of a j
lor was whipped if he had only . I fuel for a dollar. You could hard-
The public has learned recently
. . ..J ly expect a farmer to pay a bonus great increase when more completely de-
known it. Davis commanded the
...e jn orjer
]le might burn coal if | veloped. The gold obtained from it as-; how Jay Gould made his first j
Mississippi rifles, The Mexican
could get the heat some other says 99.3 pure, a test which is believed $1,000. In connection with this it
■ ... swept way. Corn
c____ at i $3.70 a ton l
is cheap- to be without its parallel. The original is an interesting fact that Gould
down upon them with great force. I er fuel than coal at $5 a ton. and, owner of this property bought it for a I could not now tell when or how he '
Davis was desperatelv wounded,
^r the fact shilling an acre and sold it at about one | made his latest million. There
..„ that the farmer has the corn at pound sterling per acre, or in all for
but lying on the ground ho still home Therc ig UQ morc reagon for about $3,000. It is now valued, judging comes a time in the career of a rich '
waved his sword in the air to the ' a sentimental objection to burning by the price of the company’s share at man when he knows little about
foe, and by extraordinary valor and corn than there is to burning wood. $50,000,000.
the fluctuations of his possessions.
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.
And soon the Battle and Ring of a Street Car Line will be heard
No city in the Willamette Valley presents a better field for the operation of Capital.
The Manufactories of the Town
Are comparatively few in number, but still they employ a large number of people.
Among them are the McMinnville Flouring mills, with a capacity of One Hundred Bar
rels of Flour per day; two lumber yards, with sash and door factories in connection; a
creamery and cheese factory, wit a capacity of one thousand pounds of butter per day; a
furniture factory, yet in its infancy, but with the surety of increased operation in the near
The Population of the City is 2,500
And is constanly increasing; faster in proportion than other cities of the same size
in Oregon. The surrounding country is exceedingly productive, a larger yield per acre,
being raised within a radius of ten miles than in any other section of the State. YAM
HILL County is known as
“The Banner County of Oregon,
And McMinnville is the county seat and metropolis of the Banner county
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,
County and City
— ~ ~
fieials 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.
The price of this paper will be 10 cents, a sum which you can easily afford to s|M>nd in
order to let your friends know the true merits of our city. This i> the first edition of a
newspaper devoted entirely to McMinnville, and it will be complete with superb jMirtraits
of her business and professional men, with views of the principal buildings and points of
Send in Your Orders Immediately for Copies,
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