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About The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 19, 1897)
M’MINNVILLE, ORE., FRIDAY, NOV. 19,
Entered at the Postoftice in McMinnville,
as Hecond-class matter.
A PIONEER MI NE.
BÜKHS & DRfilEüS
Have an immense stock of furniture. They
have to keep a big stock, because they have a large
territory to supply. Prices on everything in our
store are surprisingly cheap just now. If you
want proof of this, come in and price the goods.
And then I looked, and lo! I saw
A herald bright advancing!
A being from some other clime,
On golden pinious dancing!
And as he neared the mighty crowd,
He made this proclamation,
In tones so clear, distinct and loud,
It startled half the nation:
“ Why do ye labor here,” he cried,
•• For merely life and pleasure,
While just beyond that mountain grey
ties wealth beyond »11 uieasure!
The road is plain, the way is smooth,
’Tis neither rough nor thorny;
Come leave the rugged vale and go
With me to California.
A 16-inch Plow for $14.
Air-Tight Heaters, $3.50 and up.
Have you seen the Newest Thing
in Stove Mats? We have them.
There wealth untold is bought and sold!
And each may be partaker!
Where fifty tons of finest gold
Are dug from every acre!
O. O. HODSON.
D. A. SMITH’S
Come hither, Muse, and tell the news,
Nor be thou a deceiver,
But sing in plain poetic strain
The present yellow fever.”
Not long ago I laid me down,
To rest in quiet slumbers;
And whilst I slept, I dreamed a dream,
And coined it into numbers.
I thought I saw on every hand
A mighty congregation;
A heterogeneous mass of men,
Of every name and nation.
And each pursued with keen delight,
Some honest occupation,
Whilst rosy health, the laborer’s wealth,
Filled every situation.
Canton Clipper Plows
Superior Drills and Seeders
Right Lap Cultivator and Seed
Alite he 11 Wagons
All kinds of Fine,
old Watches re
paired and made
to run as good
as new at
The following, copied from an old num
ber of The Reporter, is republished by
request. It first appeared in the Oregon
Spectator in 1848. The author, John
Cary, resided at Dayton at the time. He
portrays somewhat vividly the early ex
citement incident to the California gold
discoveries, and the characters men
tioned in the poem are said to be readily
recognized by the pioneers of the
time, some of whom still survive.
Ail kinds of Watches, Clock'
and Jewelry for sale at
hard times prices.
Jemelpy Store * * *
NEXT DOOR TO POSTOFFICE.
SHOULD BE IN EVERY HOUSEHOLD !
Save Doctor’s Bills.
Promote Happiness and Comfort.
Ci to red ¡Plates of 64 fl/tdicinal
SKELETON, MAD DOG,
Lithograph Manikins of the Body and of the Head, in layers
to dissect showing all organs in their
proper positions and colors
Size 6 1-4x91-4 inches.
Weight, 5 1-4 lbs. Thickness 33-4 inches.
At sound of gold, both young and old
Forsook their occupation;
And wild confusion seemed to rule
In every situation.
An old eordwainer hears the news,
And though not much elated,
He left his pile of boots and shoes,
And just evaporated.
The cooper left his tubs and pails,
His buckets and his piggins;
The sailor left his yards and sails,
And started for the “diggins.”
The farmer left his plough and steers,
The merchant left his measure]
The tailor dropt his goose end shears,
And went to gather treasure.
A pedagogue, attired Incog,
Gave ear to what was stated;
Forsook his school, bestrode a mule,
And then absquatulated!
A boatman, too, forsook his crew,
Let fall his oar and paddle;
And stole his neighbor’s iron gray,
But went without a saddle!
The joiner dropp’d his square and jack,
The carpenter his chisel:
The peddler laid aside his pack,
And all prepared to mizzle!
The woodmen drobp'p his trusty axe,
The tanner left his leather;
The miller left jiis plje of sacks,
And ajl went off together!
The doctor cocked hts eye askance,
The promised wealth descrying;
Then wheeled his horse, and oft he pranc’d
And left his patients dying!
The preacher dropp'd the Holy Book!
And grasp’d the wad Illusion!
The herdsman left his flock and crook,
Amid the wild confusion!
The judge consign’d to cold neglect f
The great judicial ermine!
But just which way his honor went,
I could not well determine.
And then I saw, far in the rear,
A fat. purse-proud attorney,
Collect his last retaining fee,
And start Upon his jottrncy
An<4 when eaph brain in that vgst train,
Was perfectly inverted,
My slumbers broke, and I awoke,
And found the place deserted.
Nineteen pages of Alphabetical Index. An Index of Symptoms, so you can tell
High School Note«.
what ails you. Complete list of Medicines, telling what each is good for,
County School Superintendent Prentiss
and how much of each to take for a dose. The Prescriptions are
all written in Plain English, so you can copy them and
visited us Tuesday.
get them filled without going to a doctor. It
There were some very poor grades last
saves its cost in one case of La Grippe.
month. We hope they will be better
£thej Harris is numbered among our
Jtenry 97/ .Cyman, j*. 97/ 97/ a
sjck list this week.
Prof, of Physiology and Nervous Diseases it) Kush Medical College, Chicago.
Our football team expect to play with
the Lafayette team a week from Saturday.
We wish them success.
Christian Ttsysr, ft 97/ , 97/
Mrs. Guild was a pleasant visitor Mon
Surgeon in Chief, Emergencj- and German Hospitals, Chicago.
day. We are glad to see the patrons
take an interest in the school.
W C. ¡Potfield.
97/.. 97/. P
We noticed on the board, a few days
Secretary Chicago Polyclinic and Surgeon Proctor Memorial Free Hospital, since, this question: “Why can’t we
have some music ?” That is the question
we are each asking ourselves. We want
th6* «»th one can tR*re part *Q ■nd
Jf. Webster Jones, jf- 97/., 97/ *D.
Specialist in Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children, London, F.ng-
1 • I '•. V »
License« t» Marry.
The book contains about 200 pages on Diseases of yeomen and Children.
I Nov. 12.—U. Q. Heater, 1(4, and
This department is illustrated in a supplemental pamphlet of 32 pages, placed ip I Blanche Kincqitf, 20, of Newberg
[ Ji«». 12.—R. ¿. Rice, 21, and Mollie
a pocket made inside the cover of the book-
McLaughlin, 19, of Sheridan.
Nov. 16.—Robt. Vantrin. 27, and Car
LaBonte, 23, Indians of Grand
Silk Cloth. Gold and Plain Stamping, Marbled Edges .................................
The Reporter one year and a copy of this magnificent Nov. 16.—Frank Campliell, 24, and
Myrtie A. Stephens, 20, of Wheatland.
work for I3.15.
Ue»l Esime Trainier«.
A copy of The Reporter, of date Dec.
30, 1886, has been handed us by N. K.
Sitton—“Uncle Doc," as everybody likes
to call him. It is not so very old a num
ber, but still musty enough with age to
lend a flavor of special interest to the
contents. In write-up of the several
towns of Yamhill county, populations
are estimated as follows: McMinnville,
1,100; Lafayette (the county seat), 600;
Carlton, 100; Dayton, 250; Wheatland,
100; Newberg, 150; Willamina, 100;
Amity, 150; North Yamhill, 175; Sheri
dan, 200. The population of the county
is given at 10,000. Yamhill is described
as a favored locality where there are but
two seasons—“six months of balmy sun
shine with invigorating sea breezes, and
six months of lovely rain“—a little ex
travagant, perhaps, as to the item of
rain. The same issue of the paper dealt
a little in what was ancient history at the
time, and we recopy the following:
An act incorporating the said city,
passed the house of representatives Oc
tober 9, 1876; passed the senate October
14, 1876, and was signed by Gov. L. F.
Grover October 20, 1876. On the 12th
day of November, ’76, the first city elec
tion was held at the store of one William
Boyed. The polls were open from 10 a.
tn. till 4 p. tn. Inspectors Burns and
Warren presided at this election. J. C.
Cooper and W. H. Warren acted as
clerks. The result of sniff election
placed Andrew Shqck, C. U. Johnson,
B. F. Hartman, T. J. Shadden and H. G.
Burns in the positions of town trustees.
Nov. 15, 1876, the board of trustees
held a meeting in the district school
house. C. D. Johnson was chosen chair
man and the city officials were sworn in.
Andrew Shuck was elected president of
the board of trustees, Henry Warren
acting as clerk of tbe meeting. At the
second meeting of the board, David
Lynch was elected to fill the vacancy
caused by H. G. Burns' refusal to qualify.
Turning to volume third of the city
records, it is found that the newly elected
city council met in executive session
with Hon, Henry Warren, the first
mayor, in the chair, December 4, 1882.
Under this administration we find the
signature of A. B. Baker appended to
the records as recorder. July 28th, the
resignation of A, B, Baker as city recor
der was handed in. The present incum
bent, John J, Spencer, was elected in his
place, who served the town faithfully
and was re-elected at the last city elec
tion, Nov. 8th, ’86.
Aug. 29tb, bids were opened in the
matter of constructing a city hall. This
project was laid on the table until the
next regular meeting in September. The
contract for constructing the said build
ing was let to W. D. f'ylw, September
At tfie council meeting of September
16th, ’85., chairman Manning announced
the death of Hon. Ilenry Warren, which
took place on September 13th, 1885, and
also that of Charles Talmage, city mar
shal, who <lied September 14, ’85, Upon
a ballot being taken at this meeting,
Hon. S. A. Manning was elected mayor
and George Kauffman marshal. At the
expiration of Mr. Manning’s term, J. W.
Cowls was elected to the mayoralty. At
tbe next city election this gentleman was
followed by the present incumbent, Ja
cob Wortman, Esq., who was elected to
the chair at the city election held on the
first Monday in Novemlier, 18SQ,
Week ending Nov. 17.
J B Perkins and wife to Martha
E Carlin 70.48 a t 2 r 5
Chas L Huntley to J F Byres 40 a
sec 32 t 2 r 5.....................
A P Oliver to Win I Bower 2 a secs
4 and 5 t 3 r2...............................
N E Kegg and wife to M Smyth 4P
a sec 26 t 4 r ft.............................
J lV (Martin et ux to. Kate E Wes
ton 40 6 secs 37 and 28 t a r 4
W T Weston et ux to J W and M
O Martin 140.05 a t 5 r 4
Anna M Jolly to Mrs Ida White
way n half lots 3 and 4 blk 11
Chandler’s 2d add to McMinn
J W Heury sheriff to Anna M
Martin 108 a pt J A Wren diet
J T Patterson et ux to T V a.ftii V
L Van QrsffolLlk 15 North Yam-
J W Henry sheriff to N E Kegg 40
' a sec 26 t 4 r 6 ..............
W T Weston et ux to J W nnff M
O Martin strip eff land for road
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One Dollar if paid in advance, Single numbers five cents.
Frank Harpole has bought a stock of
goods and set up a new store in White-
eon. We wish him success in his new
Mrs. Preston Smith, an invalid of
many years and well known by many
people of McMinnville, is gradually im
proving in health and getting a better
use of her limbs. This will be good news
to her many friends.
J. C. Parrott, an old Yamhiller, but
for the last twelve years a resident of the
Palouse country, returned to Whiteson
this week. He thinks Yamhill county is
good enough for him. He was so deter
mined not to have any excuse for going
back that he brought his family, stock,
and even his dog and eat with him.
Theodore Noel’s accommodating agent,
W. G. Robbins, of this place, lately re
ceived two good sized boxes of Vita? Ore
and other medicines direct from the
laboratory in Chicago, III. These medi
cines represent a value of several hun
dred dollars. This is enough to cure the
aches and ills of all Yamhill county.
The summer and harvest of 1897 have
passed into history. The one has been
pleasant and the other abundant. This
nation can on bended kneo return heart
felt thanksgiving for blessings past and
present, while in the near future Christ
mas chimes will tell the old, old, but
ever new and glad story of “Peace on
earth good will toward men.’’
We live in a country of which the
principal scourge is stomach-trouble. It
is more widespread than any other dis
ease, and, very nearly, more dangerous.
One thing that makes it so dangerous is
lhat it is so little understood. If it were
better understood, it would be more
feared, more easily cured, less universal
than it is now. So, those who wish to
be cured, take Shaker Digestive Cordial,
because it goes to the root of the trouble
as no other medicine does. The pure,
harmless, curative herbs and plants, of
which it is composed, are what render it
so certain and, at the same time, so gen
tle a cure. It helps and strengthens the
stomach, purifies and tones up the sys
tem. Sold by druggists, price 10 cents to
$1.00 per bottle.
Royal OMkaa tbe food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
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Estate of Arminta Higgins. Will of
decedent admitted to probate. Lee
Laughlin appointed administrator with
the will annexed. Bonds fixed, at $800,
filed and approved. Jobfl Bunn, II. G.
Bedwell and, T. life Laughlin appointed
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Guardian discharged and bondsmen ex
Estate of E. M. Adams. Petition for
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allowed as per findings of this court,
filed Nov. 10th.
Cook School Noles.
Bert Rohr is a new student this week.
Visitors are w elcome at our school at
Mr. Smith and Mrs. Guild were among
the visitors the past week.
Miss Mann has received a state diplo
ma of which she is justly proud.
The seventh grade has taken up meas
urements, the hardest case in the arith
There were but five tardy marks this,
month, four of them coming from the-
Thanksgiving will be observed in our
school by a varied program and by do
nations for tbe needy.
Written review dosed last Friday.
The averages were fairly good, though
there is still room for improvement.
Thera were 97 names on the roll of'
honor this month, the rooms being rep
resented as follows: Miss Gray, 28; Mies
Mann, 24; Mrs. Littlefield, 30; Prof. Lit
Three pupils have been transferred
from Columbus school to us; on account
of limited room in the seventh grade of
We offer One Hundred Dollars reward
forancaseof catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure.
F. J. C heney A Co., Props. Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the lnat fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions 8J><1 financially able
to carry out any obligation made by their
Woat 4 Truax,Wholesale Druggists,To
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
Union Thanksgiving Service«
acting directly upon the blood and mu
to the custom of nnion
cous surfaces of the system. Price 75c
per bottle Sold by all druggists, tes Thanksgiving services passing yearly
397 timonials sent free.
from church to church and each pastor
taking his turn in regular order to preach
Columbuq, Neheol Note«.
the sermon, the Thanksgiving services
Florence Dielschneider entertained a this year will be held in the Cumberland
*150 number of her friends Saturday evening.
Presbyterian church. Rev. R. W. King
AU report having had a good time.
of the Baptist church will preach the
The committee on program have ar sermon. By common consent among
ranged the following for our Thanks the pastors it was decided that the church
giving program, to be given Wednesday, where th» services are to be held.will ar
range for the music. D. T.S ummerville -
Nov. 24th ;
Mrs. Gammon, mother of tbe
Reading of proclamation^ V»of. Rey young man who was killed in the
Georgia-Virginia football game re
Recitation, VJLian Peterson.
cently, should have lived in the days
Reci^tkm, from Miss Peters’ room. of the Spartans. She has issued a
Sok>, Florence Dielschneider.
public protest against the action of
the Georgia legislature in making
Recitation, from Miss Green's room.
football playing a crime, and deplores
Quartette, The Misses Hobbs 4 Patty.
the fact that her son s death is being
Recitation, Johnny Gibeoa.
used as an argument against “ this,
Recitation, Ethel Harris.
manly sport of the highest type of
Duet, Flossie and Jamie Evans.
manhood.” Mrs. Gammon is proba
We are all looking forward to our bly a New Woman, and seeks a Hfctle-
Are you going to paint your house?
Why suffer with oonghs, colds and la- Consult Elsia Wright about paints and
grippe when I .ax alive Bromo Quinine
oils. He will give you the best material
will cure you in one day. Does not pro
at least cost.
duce the ringing in the head like sul
phate of quinine. Put up in tablets con
venient for taking. Guaranteed to cure
or money refunded. Price 25 cents. For
sale by Rogers Bros.
For Infanta and Children.