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M’MINNVILLE, ORE., FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 1899.
Entered at the Postoffice in McMinnville,
as Second-class matter.
Miss Dora Hoffman is visiting relatives
Born, to the wife of Mr. Barks, a girl,
February 16th, Mother and child doing
Miss Jean Waddel contemplates an
extended visit to Portland the last of this
Among the latest victims of the grip
are Mrs. W. Willis and little daughter,
Mr. Jas. Morgan has purchased prop
erty in town and will move in, in the
Miss Percival’s room gave a few exer
cises Wednesday in honor of Washing
The Ball has begun to Roll.
Mrs. R. C. Percival spent a few days
with friends in Amity attending the
Columbia, Hartford and Vedette Bicycles are selling.
meetingof the Christian church.
If you are thinking of purchasing a Wheel, see this beautiful line before
F. E. Billington of Lafayette, a rising
buying. Prices are right.
young minister of the Christian church,
Model 50, $t>0—Columbia Chainless, '98.
spent a few hours in town Monday, while
Model 59, «75—
on bis way to conduct a meeting at Sher
Model 57, $50—Columbia Chain, '99.
Model 49. »40-
Columbia Model 49, $40.
Pattern 19-20, $35, Hartford Chain, '99.
Pattern 21-22, $25-126—Vedette Chain, '99.
’98 Wheels Cheaper.
W. L. HEMBREE.
The Store that
Is the Store that is known, and the Store that is known is
the Store that trade goes to, and the Store that trade goes
to is the Store that does the business, and the Store that
does the business is the Store that can’t afford to cheat.
Hence, when we toll you that we never misrepresent our ft»
groceries, it is not alone because we do not believe in lying,
but we can’t afford to. We are told, and are thus given a
a right to reiterate it, that the customer who steadily buys
his groceries of us, comes out ahead of the fellow who buys
of our competitors.
This isOur Supreme Aim
A legitimate profit to us, a satisfied customer when he leaves
our store. Suppose you try W. & W.’s store long enough in
1899 that we may make you a customer far into the 20th
Wallace & Walker.
Mrs. D. V. Olds has been quite ill with
la grip)>e this week.
John Dunn of Grass valley w as in town
several days last week.
A band has been organized here with a
membership of eighteen.
Reginald Fall of Dayton, Wash., is
here visiting relatives this week.
Mrs. Woodruff, who has been ill several
months, was removed to the”St. Vincent
hospital Wednesday, for treatment.
Hon. Geo. K. Rogers of San Francisco
spoke here in the interest of the Wood
men Tuesday night.
Corrie Robison, one of tbe seminary
students, has been quite ill with pneu
Cure k Cold in One Buy.
40 9er 'Cent 'Off
? On every pair of Ladies’ and Children’s “Button”
Shoes in the Store.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund money if it fails to
cure. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each
tablet. For sale by Rogers Bros.
Bears the signature of C has . H. F letchbs ,
la use for more than thirty years, and
Tkt A'isrf I'ou J/atv Alwavi BongM,
Notice for Bid*.
Come at once before size« are broken.
I.adiee, $3 Shoes at $1.80, $2 at $1 20, $1 75 shoes at $1.05.
All button shoes sold at less than cost. For cash only.
n of the Big Boot.
Boots and Shoes.
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year for Si.25.
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Sealed bids will be received by the un
dersigned for the furnishing of 15 cords
of old fir, 15 cords second-growth fir of
good merchantable quality, and 25 cords
of ork grub wood. All of the aliove wood
to be full 48 inches long, the oak to be
nothing less than 3 inches in diameter
at small end. The fir wood to be split
into sticks small enough for use in com
mon sized heating stoves. Bids will be
received for all or any part of said oak or
fir wood, the same to Ire corded up on the
ground just north of tbe court house, and
also for the same sawed in two twice and
neatly ricked up in the basement of the
court house on or before September let,
1899. Right to reject any or all bids re
served. These bids will be o|>ened at the
regular term of the county court on the
9th day of March, 1.899, at one o'clock p.
in., in the county court room.
J. H. N elson ,
Clerk of Yamhill County.
Ol I* CLI BBING LIST.
We have special arrangements with
the following leading publications,
whereby we are able to offer them in
connection with our own at exceedingly
low rates, as follows: The R eporter
Weekly Inter Ocean........................................ fl .35
St. Leals Globe-Democrat, semi-weekly
Rural Northwest, Portland, semi.monthly... 1.25
Oregonian, weekly........................................... 2.00
McClure’» Magazine, monthly.............
Cosmopolitan Magazine, monthly............... 1 86
The Weekly San Francisco Call........... ........ 1.70
The Weekly New York Tribune ................. 1 25
Some Notable Windows.
The Cowls memorial windows, three
in number, have been placed in position
in the new Christian church, Mr. D. L.
Povey of Portland, the manufacturer, be
ing present the past week to superintend
tbe work. The aggregate cost of the
windows was $000, and they are tbe con
tribution and pride of Mrs. Lucy Cowls.
The largest window is in the north end
of the building. Its center piece bears a
likeness of the Christ, beneath which is
A bsolutely P ure
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
THE EVE.1T OF THE
Committee met at 2 p. m. according to
adjournment. The chairman being ab
sent the meeting was called to order by
the secretary and Hon. R. P. Bird was
made temporary chairman. The min
utes of last meeting were read and ap
proved. On motion of Mr. Cooper the
chairmen of the committees appointed
by the W. R. C. and the mayor were
made vice presidents of the general com
The committee appointed at
last meeting to arrange sub-committees
and define their duties made report, as
signing tbe various committees to their
special work, and the report was adopted.
The general committee was made com
mittee on reception, to wit: Rev. G. W.
Grannis, president; Mrs. Jennie Irvine,
1st vice president; Mayor McPhillips, 2d
vice president and treasurer; H. S. Ma
loney, treasurer, J. C. Cooper, G. A.
Prentiss, R. P Bird, Mrs. Wyatt Harris,
Mrs. G. W. Keen, Mrs. M. E. Colby,
Mrs. M. A. Noll, Prof. Reynolds, Prof.
Northup, Elsia Wright and J. ,P. Irvine.
On motion of G. A. Prentiss the commit
tee on campfires heretofore appointed by
the G. A. R. post and W. R. C. consist
ing of the following persons: G. W.
Grannis, J. A. Peckham and J. E. Noll
from the G. A. R. post, Mrs. Irvine, Mrs.
Gault and Mrs. Keen from the W. R. O,
together with three other citizens to be
named at the next meeting of this com
mittee, were made the committee on fi
nance. On motiou of G. A. Prentiss the
chairmen of the three committees who
have defined the duties of the several
committees, were authorized toselect the
members of the remaining committees
and report same to this general commit
tee at the next meeting. On motion of
J. C, Cooper all sub-committees were in
structed to report from time to time to
the general committee so that all may
work together in harmony for the suc
cess of the encampment. On motion of
J. C. Cooper the officers of this general
committee were made an executive com
mittee to consist of five members. On
motion of G. A. Prentiss tbe committee
adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock p. m. Sat
urday March 4th, 1899.
Still below this is “Abide in Faith.” One
side window bears an anchor, the other
a cross and crown.
The choir window is in memory of the
only child of Judge and Mrs. Lucretia
Cowls. It bears a likeness of Christ
holding scroll with the inscription, “Suf
fer little children to come unto me.” Be
low this is
In memory of
Born Aug. 4, 1865, Died Feb 7, 1868.
This window is inlaid with vari-colored
pebbles picked up by the child while
playing on the ocean beach.
At the top of the rolling doors between
the auditorium and the lecture room are
three windows, one bearing the name of
“Frank Abram Powell, Pastor,” another
“Bernice and Wanda Nelson,” and a
third, “In memory of Mrs. N. A. Hem
bree, by W. L. Hembree.” The east
windows of the auditorium are four in
number, gifts respectively of Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Wallace, Henry Schenk, the
builder, Chas. Burgraf, the architect,
and Mr. and Mrs. Todd. The first bears
the emblem of a sheaf of wheat, the next
two, a harp, and the fourth a dove.
In the lecture room at the south and
east are memorial w indows, the south
being that of the C. E’e. It contains the
following: “I press toward the mark. Y.
P. S. C. E. For Christ and the church.”
Ou the east end Mrs. A. J. Warren has
a window in memory of her mother,
Mrs. Malinda Butler, and Mr. and Mrs.
A. J. Nelson have one in memory of their
daughter, Alice. The center window is
the gift of class No. 9, and is inscribed,
“From a child thou hast known the holy
scriptures, which are able to make thee
wise unto salvation through faith in
The new church will probably be dedi
cated during the month of March, in con
nection with a aeries of meetings. The
seats are now being varnished, and a
new carpet is expected to arrive in a few
days for the auditorium. One unfortu
nate thing about this church is, that the
absence of white glass in the windows
renders the auditorium very dark, even
on a clear day, and something will have
to be done to remedy it.
How true : The old must die and the
young may die. “Therefore, be ye also
ready, for in such an hour as ye think
not the Son of Man cometh.” Once
more the white-winged angel of death
has visited our neighborhood and plucked
the sweet little babe who was beloved by
all. To see him was to love him. Son
of Mr. Charles and Mary E. Taylor.
Little Ambery died Feb. 18th, 1899, be
ing 8 months and 7 days old. While we
realize that his departure is a great loss
to father, mother, brothers and sisters,
being their first bereavement, we mu«t
bow in hnmble submission to the will of
Him who is too wise to err and too good
to Lie unkind, for we feel assured that
the little jewel has changed the sorrows
and sufferings of earth for the repose
and happiness of heaven. We ex
tend to the bereaved family our deepest
sympathy, and hope that goodness and
mercy may sustain them in their great
W m . M. M.
Moore's valley, Feb. 21st. 1899.
License* to .tlarrr-
Feb. 15—J L Buel, 24, and Lois Greg-
ory, 20, of Bellevue. Married on same
date by Judge R. P. Bird.
Feb. 15—Oscar E. Taylor, 27 of Polk
county, and Alice A. Jones, 2; , of Me-
Feb. 21—J. H Mellinger, 22, and
Claudine Clark, 20, of Dayton.
R oyal a
Whal the Commit tee on State G. .!•
H. Encampment Did Last Satur
In memory of
JOHN WHITE COWLS
Born Nov. 3, 1823, Died Nov. 21,1896.
Below this inscription is an open bible,
bearing the words, “I know that my
redeemer liveth.” On each side window
is the figure of an angel in the attitude of
prayer, one with the inscription, “God
is Just,” the other, “God is Love.” The
garniture of the center window is clusters
of grapes, while that of the side windows
The window on the west of the audi
torium is dedicated to Mrs. Cowls. The
Miss Bird Nelson returned from Leb center bears a womao, standing with
anon after a two months stay with B. A. bible in hand. Below is
The many friends of Mrs. G. P.Kinyon
In memory of
will be glad to know that she is recover
LUCRETIA MARTIN COWLS
ing from a severe attack of pneumonia.
Born Sept. 25, 1827, Died Feb, 4,1892.
The reading given by Mies McBride,
under the management of the ladies' aid
society of the M. E. church, was well at
Wm. Clemmens of Portland has pur
chased residerce property in town and
will move into the same in the near fu
The order of Woodmen added largely
to their numbers last week, as the result
of the lecture by Hon. Rogers of Cali
fornia, and a reduction in fees for a short
Many tales of turkey raising are going
the rounds of the press,bu’ so far we have
seen none w ho can come up with Mrs.
Mary Bryan of West Chebalem. Mrs.
Bryan raised some over 100 turkeys, sold
88 and received $95.45 in cash.
One Dollar if paid in advance, Singlenumbersflve cents.
Notice oi Mealed Bid*.
Sealed bids will be received by the un
dersigned for furnishing of lumber in the
several road districts of Yambill county
in wagonload lots, to be delivered when
and where directed by the supervisors of
each road district, for the year 1899.
The county reserves the right to reject
any or all bids. These bids will be
The next session of the teachers local opened at the county courtroom on Wed
institute will meet at Carlton, Feb. 25th. nesday, March Sth, at one o’clock p. m.,
All teachers are requested to be present | said bids not to apply where bridges are
let by contract.
J. H. N elson ,
at this meeting. E. V. L ittlefikld ,
Clerk of Yamhill County.
Cure » Laid In One Bay.
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A l.urge Party in Georgia Ha*
Heard ot Oregon's t.reaine**.
II. C. Edgerton, agent at Trion Fat-
tory, Ga., for the Chattanooga, Rome &
Southern R. R. Co., has written a local
citizen here saying that there are several
parties in that town who expect to conte
to Oregon this summer or early in the
fall, and desire information ip regard to
laud aud the best place to locate. The
party seems to be lookiug for government
land to homestead. The letter has been
referred to The Reporter. We would
say to Mr. Edgertcn concerning vacant
public laud in Oregon, that the choicest
of it is occupied. The total area of pub
lic land in the state unappropriated, un
reserved, surveyed and unsurveyed ag
gregates 35,897,896 acres, out of a total
of 61,626,218 acres in the state. To a
resident of a comparatively level state in
the east this would sound like it big op
portunity for settlement. But it must
he remembered that tbe vacant land is
for the most part sage brush desert or
snow covered and barren mountain land.
It it hasn’t this character, it is heavily
timbered and precipitous, and not well
calculated for farming. Of this thirty-
five million acres over 28,000 acres lie in
this county and belong to the heavily
timbered class. Perhaps the residents
of tbe turpentine land of Georgia would
lie reasonably satisfied to locate in the
midst of dense forests and begin the la-'
borious work of clearing a farm, but it
should be undertaken with the expecta
tion that it would occupy the best of a
lifetime. One thing is true about all
this unoccupied land in Oregon, where a
farmer can get a foothold be has a soil
of unsurpassed richness. If it be tim
bered mountain land aud he can clear it,
the land will be highly productive. The
same is true of the desert land if it can
be irrigated. The best way to come to
Oregon is with a little stake sufficient to
buy a farm, large or small, which is al
ready improved and ready to bring re
turns for the investment. These can al
ways lie had at a reason able figure, say
front $10 to $100 per acre. That uttei-
ance of scripture, “The poor ye have al
ways with you,” applies to Oregon as
other states, and when we go fishing for
immigration we always make it a point
to advise the new comer to bring money
with him. This will enhance the pros-
jierity of the country by making business
for the poor we ttlreudy have. The great
need of this country is institutions to
work up raw products that can be grown
here, and thus employ the people and
make business. Among these are woolen
factories, fruit canneries and driers,
creameries, flouring and lumlter mills,
tanneries and packinghouses. Nocounty
in the state offers greater inducements
for capital seeking profitable investment
than Yamhill county.
Washington's birthday was oltserved
at our school in a neat manner Tuesday
afternoon. The 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th
grades assembled in Prof. Scott’s room
which had been very prettily decorated,
and quite an extensive program was
given. The address by Dr. Grannis was
exceedingly good, and the pupils rendered
their parts in an agreeable manner. Miss
Kingery, with the 1st and 2d grades of
the Columbus school came up and as
sembled iu Miss Williams’ room aud tbe
following program was rendered: Song,
"Our Hag,” school; recitation, “I’m the
Little Red Stamp,” Willard Jones; flag
play,school; Washington exercises, four
troys ; recitation, “Washington’s Hatch
et,” Ruth Barzee; drill, “Red, White
and Blue;” exercise, “Our Flag,” four
girls; recitation, “Our Great Heroes,”
Lester Seibert; “The Crow ning of Our
Heroes,” four pupils; exercise, school;
Lincoln exercises, seten pupils; “What
our Colors Mean,” three pupilsjan acros
tic; quotations aud singing; “How
Washington Ixroked,” Walter Gaunt;
“A Hundred Y'ears too S ood ;” song,
“Raise the Banner;” recitation, “Our
Hag,” Earl Wardle; "Hew Betsey Made
the Flag;” chorus, “Three Cheers;”
“We won’t Forget,” Bertie Weaver;
“Three Emblems,” recitation, George
Prentiss; song, “Come, Children;”
“Crown Our Washington;” “A i-ong for
P ol yo a my is being revived in I
Utah, this former tenet of the Mor Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets
All druggists refund money if it fails to
mon faith being as popularas it ever cure. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each
was. Mormons evade the United! tablet. For sale by Rogers Bros. 46m6
States' laws by going on the high
seas to have their plural marriage j
ceremonies performed. Large Mor-1 Bear* the denature nf C ha *. H. F lstche *.
In use for more than thirty yean, and
mon colonies in Canada and Mexico'
TV A'isg Fe* Hivt
are being used as mere cloaks to
further polygamy, tbe Utah “saints”
Estate of A. B. Faulconer. Will filed
going to these places, taking with
them young women who returned to and March Sth, 1899, at 1 p. m., set to Arthur Simpeon of Independence has
live in their homes.
take proof of execution.