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About The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 8, 1892)
THE ROADS OF FRANCE.
‘t in proper repair two operations
are necessary, that of removing the
History of the System, how Construct
waste, such as mud and dust, and
HARDING k HEATH, Publishers.
ed anit the Benefit to the People,
that of supplying new material to
replace the loss by wear and weath
subscription rates .
The press of the state is talking er. To the removal of mud and
One Copy. per year, inadrance................. fl 00
Ota Capy, «ix month* in advance.............
50 rotj^l, the farmers and business dust the French give great atten
men are talking road and road his tion.
When a road is run ever freely
Entered st the post office at McMinnville tory is now interesting matter to
by vehicles for several days and
Oregon, as second-class matter.
nearly everyone. Agreeable to the weather is dry a slight layer of i
we l>egin the publication dust is formed. This dust annoys |
R esolutions of C ondolence and all O bit -
uary Poetry will be charged for a r regular of articles pertaining to the roads the passengers and the horses and ■
of foreign countries in order that renders the road heavy for traffic. ’
S ample C opies O f T he T elf . i ’ iione -R egis -
some of their ideas in road making If rain falls the dust is converted |
tee will lie mailed to any person in the
United States or Europe, who desires one, can be known and if found good, into mud, producing ruts and faults ■
of every sort, consequently the dust;
free of charge
L. P. Fisher, Newspaper advertising adopted. From the report of Com must be removed, and the instru
agent. 21 Merchants’ Exchange. San mercial Agent Loomis, of St. Et ment used is the broom. A well
Francisco, is our authorized agent. This
paper is kept on die in his office.
ienne. France, to the secretary of ■ swept road leaves no mud after
state, we learn that the modern sys rain, at least not for several days.
All enhecribere who do not receive their
However, if the humidity continues
paper regularly will confer a farnr by im- tem of France was inrugurated by the road becomes at first sticky and
mediately reporting the tame to thi» office the First Napoleon and carried for
is finally covered with mud. which
ward to its satisfactory and splen should be promptly removed, as
Thursday, December 8, 1892.
did conclusion by the late emperor, the mud makes the tracks of the
wheels apparent, and as those
Napoleon the Third.
tracks constitute a smoother sur-
When Mr. Whitney declares that
The roads of France arc now for running on than the rest of the
he doesn’nt want an office he lat practically all built, and they arc ‘ route other vehicles follow in them,
comes a freak in the eves of tile substantial monuments to the Na • and after awhile regular ruts arc
poleonic foresight and shrewdness. formed, which injure greatly the
All the while, moreover, the
The work of the engineers in the road.
wear and tear continues, although
The trial of Dr. Briggs for heresy
department of public works in 1 slowly, and consequently at certain
is marked by the same technical
France today is not to build new ’ periods the road must be repaired.
delay that often ousts justice from
roads, except in rare instances, but As a rule wet weather is chosen for
the vulgar courts of mere world
t<> keep those already constructed this operation, and the principle
lings. The guilt or innocence of
which ought to guide the roadman
in a state of high efficiency. There in
his work is the avoiding of creat
the defendant is probably a matter
have been no important new roads ing a special track in the road for
of general indifference, but the
opened in France for a dozen traffic. The vehicles should run
weariness caused by the quibbling
years, and the country is so trav over any part of the surface to pre
the publice cannot escape. So far
ersed with excellent roadways that vent the depressions alluded to.
the prosecution object to all that
Formerly a road was opened to
no more lines of communication traffic immediately after construc
Briggs advocates, and Briggs objects
are likely to be exploited save in tion while the stones were yet loose,
to all that the prosecution advocates.
case of military necessity. The but the inconvenience of this meth
The fraternal regard that was on
wagon roads of France, always od has disappeared since use' has
the programme has apparently
passable and reaching all centers of been made of heavy rollers, which
compress the material. A roller or
broken its contract.
Imputation, no matter how small, compressor as it is called here, con
The proposition, says The Dalles are the chief competitors of the sists of one or two heavy cylinders
Tiine»-Morintriinter, that convict la" railways, as means of communica drawn by horses or propelled by
steam. The cylinders weigh four
bor could be profitably employed in tion by water arc not numerous.
tons, but this weight is subsequent
constructing public roads is one
ly increased by filling the targe box
that meets with general favor, and been of far greater value to the over the cylinders with stones. The ■
this would in no manner cause un country as a means of raising the rolling maclune is first passed over
fair competition with wage-earners value of lands and of putting the the road with only its own weight,
is to say empty, and gradually
in any of the usual vocations. small peasant proprietors in easy that
stones are added. In order to effect
There is the greatest necessity in
properly the operation the road is
Oregon for improved highways, than have the railways, It is the previously well watered. Constant
and the reason they are in the opinion of well-informed French- repairing is required, especially af
present deplorable condition is men who have made a practical ter heavy rains, but the material1
being always at hand, the work is '
that the counties through which study of economic problems, that promptly executed by the road-)
they run cannot afford to l»cttcr the superb roads of France have man.
them. Every year the roads to the been one of the most steady and
Since 1846 the French engineers;
interior require a great amount of ¡silent contributions to the material have generally used basalt instead
work, and this is quite a hardship development and marvelous finan of crushed granite on the roadways '
which arc built for heavy traffic, i
on farmers and taxpayers. The cial elasticity of the country. The This
basaltic rock is found in great
convicts in the penitentiary if put
quantities in the adjoining depart- .
to work on these would find con tained road system has distinctly ment of the Haute-Loire. The ba
stant employment, and they would favored the success of the small salt costs $2.50 per cubic metre,
not lie doing work that was the landed ¡iroprietors, and in their and 300 cubic metres are used for
each kilometre, or sixth-tenths of a
means of furnishing bread to honest prosperity, and the distribution of mile. It is not only far better, but
wealth, lies the key to the secret of
about 30 per cent cheaper, than
the wonderful financial vitality the crushed granite, formerly so'
AN EXTRA SESSION NECESSARY. and solid prosjierity of the French
The cost of constructing a paved
Speaker Crisp strongly favors an
is $2.35 per square metre
extra session in March.
ed the respect and admiration of and the cost of keeping it in repair
is <8 cents per square metre per
It need not last long, he thinks,
foreigners for a century, and of all annum, while that of a macadam
or undertake anything but prepara
the roads in the country those con ized road is from 5 to 10 cents.
sidered the most excellent and at
The road and bridge service of
The house, as the speaker points
the same time the most difficult of France is a strong and effective or
out, should be organized at that
maintenance, happen to lie in this ganization. Responsible men are
employed in it, thoroughly trained,
time. A committee of ways and
consular district, which contains in
means should lie appointed to con the Isere some of the most rugged and their work is subjected to close
sider and prepare a judicious tariff of the French Alps.with their peaks inspection; the routes are divided
sections of half a mile to 3 miles in
reform bill for submission and forever snow clad and rising to a length, according to the importance
passage during the succeeding au height of 11,(XXI feet.
of the road, each of which is con
In the high, mountainous regions fide«! to a man or a number of men
of the Isere I have seen, after vio
The democratic party is charged lent summer rains of 30 hours’ du so that every foot of the roadway is '
with the duty of reforming the tar ration, 50 yards of national road, inspected daily and is kept in thor
iff. It must not unduly delay the including a small bridge, washed Average cost of building a roatl
work. Still less must it do the away by a fearful torrent rushing per kilometre........................... $<>,t!00.00
of a road in t lie valleys per
work with such hurry as shall ex down from a cloud capped field of ('ost
ice, with an almost vertical fall of kilometre.............................. 4,000.00
clude deliberation and involve dan 2,000 feet. In threo hours and in ('ost of a road in the mountain
ous region per kilometre . 0,000.00
ger of blundering. The task is one the midst of a severe storm, 1 have Cost
of keeping in repair pi r
of extreme delicacy which requires seen that same road repaired tem kilometre and per annum.
porarily and made passable by the Cost of embanking per cubic
circumspection at every step.
metre .............................. .........
If there is no extra session this road men in this remote and little Cost of paving streets per sq.
work cannot be begun till the be
It is this never-failing watchful Cost of paving stones (per 1,000
ginning of 1894. A bill could hard ness and promptness in repairing stones).. ....................................
of ordinary workman per
ly be perfected and passed lieforc • roads, coupled with thorough and ! Cost
illiy................... ............. ;.........
the late spring, and it would be un , honest construction, which gives I Cost of man and horse hire |ier
1 r rance a system of roads which is day..............................................
safe and unfair to buaines interests at once a source of nat’onal I < 'ost
of foreman |ier month...
to give effect to a new tariff without i strength and of national pride.
| Cost of engineer of roads per
The greater part of the roads in annum.......................................
If there is no extra session the j I France are macadamized; it is only < 'ost of head engineer...............
One striking and satisfactory
new tariff cannot go into effect be in towns that paving stones are
used. The layer of broken stones feature of the French road system
fore September or October, 1894. composing
the road is from 12 to is that furnished by the substantial
On the eve of a congressional elec 15 centimetres thick. This layer bridges which are seen in every place
tion it would certainly lie misrepre is placed directly on the beaten where the slightest need for them
an<l misrepresentation ground. In exceptional cases a exists. These bridges are generally
might be the means of defeating layer of sand intervenes, nr even of stone, except in some cases
stones of a certain magnitude, in where large streams are to be cross
the democracy in that year.
order to facilitate the drainage. ed, and then the suspension system
But if there is an extra session Sometimes the stones are undressed is most frequently employed with
in March for organization, the work cobbles, such as are found in the satisfactory results. However in :
preparing a tariff bill can lx- begun beds of rivers or on the seashore, the case of road bridges where the
¿it once by the ways and means hut this kind of pavement is sel span exceeds a certain limit iron is
used now. The paving most supplanting stone considerably in
committee and carried on delilicr- dom
generally used is made of hard their construction.
ately during the summer, with the granite, and laid at right angles to
advice of such men as Carlisle and the axis of the road. The cuni-
It seems that McKinley doesn’t
Mills in the senate and other demo form ¡Hiving stones vary from 10 know any more about political cam
cratic statesmen and business men to 20 centimetres in depth; mjuch paigning than he does about the
larger ones are sometimes employ
whose counsel is of great value.
ed in the principal streets, however. tariff. He intimates that we can’t
Upon the meeting of congress
A good ¡lavement should meet. do it again.
again in the fall the work of the I the following conditions: First, it
session, so far as this most impor must furnish a good foothold for
tant measure is concerned, would
Adoption of Ella M Woods—Petition
ond, the stones should be placed so
)>e fully laid out. The tariff bill that the wheels shall not run be for the adoption of Ella M Woods by
could be passed early in 1894, and tween the intestices for any dis Gus Johnson and Jessie Johnson al
and name changed as prayed for.
and go into effect in the spring or tance; third, one part of the pave lowed
Adoption of Lovell J Anderson—Pe
early summer, thus giving time for ment should not be more resisting tition fortlm adoption Lovell Ander
its benefits to apjie::r liefore the peo than another.
son by Jeremiah Williams and Hattie
The construction of a pavement H Williams, allowed and name chang
ple shall be called upon to judge of consists
at first in hollowing out ed as prayed for.
the lied for the stones anti in plac Estate of Joel Stowe—Report of sale
An extra session will hasten the ing a layer of sand of from 15 to 25 of real estate tiled and sale confirmed
work without hurrying it. It will centimetres in thickness. The to T M and I* M Stowe.
secure ample deliberation. It will stones arc then placed side by side, Estate of If < ! Burns—Inventory ap
prove democratic good faith and and the interstices filled up with proved.
commend the democracy anew to sand. The operation is completed
popular favor. It will bring relief by tin instrument called a demoi
to the people many months sooner selle. which drives home the pave Collard—To the wife of F. W. Collard
than would otherwise lie jwssible. ment and makes it regular. This in I .at’anni« Wash., on Dec. 2 1S92, a
It will give to business of every demoiselle is a heavy rammer made daughter.
kind the notice it needs of the of wood, and bound at the bottom,
changes to be made in business which is the larger end, with a
M orris -C arter — At Hotel Yamhill,
With such a plain warrant from a handle.
in this city, Tuesday, Dec. G, Mr.
the people it is no time for the dem
When a road is finished and Henry Morris and Miss Laura Carter.
ocratic party to shirk its duty or to I opened to traftic it is not left to it Judge Halloway officiating.
delay unnecessarily the fulfillment. self, for otherwise it would soon de-
They increase appetite, purify the whole
jo its promises.
terioate and become bad. io keep ijrsteui an« I act on the liver. Bile Beans SmaU.
20 PER CENT. DISCOUNT 20
The Greatest Opportunity Ever Offered to the People of Yamhill
County to Buy Good Seasonable Goods Cheap.
MANY ARTICLES BELOW ACTUAL COST
KAY & TODD, McMinnville, Or.
A. H. GAUNT
I The Opposition Boot and Shoe Store
HAS BEEN REMOVED
TO THIRD STREET
NEAR THE POSTOFFICE,
The Finest Line of Confection
ery in the City.
Where I am Prepared to Fit You in Fine Foot Wear
All kinds of Produce taken at the
Of wishing to retire from business, 1
offer to sell mv entire stock of Mer-
chandise at Cost
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE.
Call and examine my Stock ami
A. II. G aunt .
Proprietors of The McMinnville
BOOTS AND SHOES
Situated at the Southwest corner of the
Fair Grounds. All sizes of
AT MODERATE PRICES.
First-Class Drain Tile
Should you want
I can Fit You in that also
kept constantly on hand at lowest living
HERBY A HOYER,
East and South
Southern Pacific Route
At the Sign of the Big Boot.
Express Tyains I^eave Portland Daily
Portland . 7.00 p ni SanFranchco A15 a m
San Fran. . 7:00 p m1,Portland . . 7.35 am
Above trains stop only at following eta
lions north of Roseburg: East Portland.
Oregon <’itv, Woodbunn. Salem. Albany,
Tangent, Shedds, Halsey, Harrisburg, Jun
ction city. Irving, Eugene
IF YOU WANT
Par’s a Good Time u-Coinin.
We’s awaitin, white folks, wailia
Fur de captur ob ole satau.
Gat no time fur ’crastinatin.
So we'll take de gospel kyar.
Fur we hear dem angels singiu
An de golden bells a-ringin—
Joyful tidins dey is bringin from afar.
J. B. ROHR,
lloarlmrg Mall Dully.
House, Sign, iiixl Oniiiiiienhl Painter
The Only Sign Writer in the County.
Homes fitted up in the Neatest ami Most
Designs furnished for Decorations.
Git a-prayin, darkies, pray in.
Fur dar'll be no mo’ delayin,
Doan’ yo* hear de music playin?
'Tis de resurrection ban.
An de trump'll soon be blowin
Whar de Jordan am a-flowin —
In de gospel kyar we’s goin to dat lan.
Remember Paper Hanging and Inside Fur
nishing a Specialty
Work taken by Contract or by the Day. E x
perienced men employed.
Third Street. McMinnville. Oregon.
Git dem ehillum all togedder. Georgiana,
Doan’ fergit tolotch de chicken an de jam,
Fur we’ll all git a-hungry, Georgiana,
On dat long an weary journey to de Lam’.
h « h I
Wonderful Guwiift for the
I ’oi l I a id .
AT BEDROCK PRICES,
Tourist Sleeping Cars,
WEST SIDE DIVISION
Between Portland and Corvallis.
BURNS & DANIELS
Mail Train Daily, except «Sunday.
Portland... 7:30 am McMinn’. . 10:10 a in
McMinn’ 10:10 am (’orvalli*. 1'2:10 pm
Corvallis .12:55 p m McMinn’ . 2:50 ptm
McMinn’ . 2:56 pm Portland. 6*30p.n
At Albany and Corvallis connect with
trains uf Oregon I’acilic.
Express Train Daily, except Bunday.
Through Tickets to all Points
from Terminal or Interior Point s th
TINWARE To It la all Points East & South
is th: Line tu Take
the DIKING CAR ROUTE. It runs
Through VESTIBULCI) TRAINS
Every Day in the Year to
House Furnishing Goods. ST. PAUL
(No Change of Cara)
PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS.
Gas and Steam Fittings, Paints, Etc.
Composed or IHMVG CARS
PUVLMAM III! A H IM ROOM SLEKPEKS
(Of Latest Equipment,)
TOURIST SLEEPIW CARS
Best that can be constructed and In
which accommodations arc for hoi-
ders of First or Hecond-cniss Tick-
Galvanized Iron, Tin and Metal Work
of Every Description.
ELEGA.TT IIAY (’OACHKR.
A Coatinuous Line ccnnectlag with all
line», affortiiug direct and unin
a O. HODSON.
Pullman Sleeper reservations can lie secur
ed in advance through nnv agent of the road
end Europe can lie pur< bused at any ticket
oflice of tins conmany.
Full information concerning rate« tirn«
of trains, routes and other details furniihod
on application to any agent, or
AT THE MODEL GROCERY
»«.r.1 olSi ifSScJSSSKliqtt
You will find a Complete line of
Fancy and Staple Groceries,
Teas, Coffees and Spices,
Melons, Fruits and Vegetables,
Crockery, Glass and Stoneware.!
Highest market price paid for produce, either in cash
Goods delivered promptly to any part of the city free.
Orders given the driver will receive
J. H. HENDERSON,
11» on «!• In Philadelphia
I HIS r Al tn jat the itewspaper Adver
—’/thin* Agenc> ..f
H. W. AYE R a
Á kai . cur ÀutLuFùed uieutA
l or tickets amt full information regard
ing rates, mans, etc., call on the Company'«
agent at McMinnville
E. P. ROGERS,
Asst. G F. A P Agt
Sash, Doors and Blinds.
To ail Digestion take one SmallBite Bean
after eating. 25c. per bottle.
Portland . 4 :40 p in McMnn .. 7.25 p m
McMinn’. . 5:45 a m| Portland. K:2Uam
( X (). HODSON.
9: p ni
8 :55 a im
For accommodation of second c lass pa**en-
gers attached to express trains
5: p in Albany
5: a in Portland
Pulliiiiiii Ihiffcl Sleepers,
Guaranteed to cure Bilious attacks, I
Sometimes one wonders who wears the
Sick Headache and CoastipatioB. 40 in
fearful and awful gowns and bonnets
each bottle. Price 25c. For sale by
that are pictured in the fashion journals
and that one really does see in reality in
Picture “7,17, 70” and sample dose free.
the niagasius in Paris, and if one hap
J. F. SMITH A CO., Proprietors, NEW YORK.
pens to wonder aloud the polite attend
“Oh, those are for the American trade!*’
And yet very nearly all the American
ladies that I see dress in the most re
fined taste, and so
in writing these
few fashion notes
I take only such
as I would like to
see every lady
choose. But rich
and elegant a-
are the fabrics of
this season the
coloring is so sub
dued in general
that it is a posi
tive relief to the
eye when some
Leaving Portland, 8:45 A. M.
young girl flut- j
7:30 P. M.
ters by in a bright
red dress, with 1
1 DAYS TO
hat to match.
And red cloaks j
are also seen. The I
cloaks are of a '
deep color, with ;
Hours Quicker to St. Paul,
a shading of i
terra cotta. Ma- I
Hours Quicker to Chicago.
genta is revived :
and is a beauti- I
Hours Quicker to Omaha and
ful shade of red.
pnoiiENAPB costvme It is the only red
OF toile DU NORD, that really goes j
with gray, and it lights up a gray cos
Sleepers, Free Z^eclizi-
tume most wonderfully.
izigr Chc.ir Cars, SDisxiziS'
Nearly all t he rest of the season's tints .
are of the fading loaf—artistic, but a
For rates or general information t ali on
• or address.
Sleeves are enormous, some of them
\V.KLL\cKct H artman . McMinnville, or i
veritable balloons, but ladies cf good
taste have them somewhat modified W IL HURLBURT. Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt. ;
254 Washington St .
with puffs r.nd tight forearm pieces.
P ortland . O regon .
A very handsome fall toilet lias the -________ ■______ __ _______
•_____ _ ■
body of the dress in pale green toile du
Nord shaded with pale heliotrope. The
Notice of Final Settlement.
skirt opeus over * narrow panel of lea?
NOTICE is hereby given that the under
brown velvet, and the r.pper part of the signed ns the administratrix of 1 lie estate of
corsage and puffs to the sleeves are of i Edwin IL Fellows, deceased has tiled her
the same. The Iwnnet is of the same final account as such administratrix, in REMEMBER OUR BLENDED COFFEE IS THE VERY BEST
the cviinty court of Yamhill county. Ore
velvet, with gold colored plumes and gon.
and sai l court has set the 3rd day of
January. 11413. at the hour of ten o'clock a.
Russian velvet is eery much in favor, in of said day at the county court room at I
particularly that with changeable effects, McMinnville. Oregon, as the time and place
but it is so sumptuous a material that it for hearing said account.
Therefore, all person,« interested in -aid
needs to be made severely plain, with m. estate
are hereby notified and required to
ornamentation except wide lapels and be and appear at said time and place and
if any there he. why said ac- ,
two or four extremely large buttons.
Postilion basques, short in front and count should not Im allowed and said estate |
l»e not lin.'illyscltleil and -aid administratrix
quite long, but narrow in the back, are I discharged ELVIRA J> FELLOWS.
seen on several handsome fall promenade I-.W. Fenton.
Atty for Estate
i Nov. 17—4« i |
costumes, but the most of the waists are
round and belted.
BURNS & DANIELS
X :<15 a ni Roselui rp.. 5 :40 p m
6:20 a in Portland ... 4 :00 j> m
Albany Local, Daily. Except Sunday.
They have the best and most complete
stock this side of Portland and will always
treat you right.
Ef yo’ cotch de debble, kill ’im.
He's a mos’ umbrageous villain.
An he's watchin fur de chilluni,
Hidin by de ribber side;
Git a-singin, darkies, singin.
Jine yo’ hans an git a-swingin.
Fur de gospel bells am ringin fur de bride.
Dar's a good timea-comin, Georgiaua.
Fur de prophets tole erbout it long ago:
Dar's a whisper in de breezes, Georgiana,
Whar de cotton an de sugar cane grow.
Friz yo’ ha'r in de mornin. Georgiana.
Wash yo' robes from de blemish an de sin.
An we'll cross ober Jordan, Georgiana.
An ole Peter’d swing de gate an let us in.
Union Block, McMinnville