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About The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904 | View Entire Issue (June 16, 1899)
MCMINNVILLE, ORE., FRIDAY. JI NE 16. 1899.
Entered at the Postoffice in McMinnville,
as Second-class mutter.
For Four Days, beginning
Saturday, June 17th.
Treat in Store for the Bargain
Don’t wait for explanations.
Be on hand early each morning of the sale.
Just as LUeleome
As the Spring time in Oregon or any other
country are new and old customers at our store.
Roses mill be Seance
This season in all probability, and to have flow-
ers other varieties will have to be cultivated.
We have a great variety of seeds.
Gardens are Sure
But you need the liest of seeds from reliable
growers. See our stock and prices. We have
Seed Potatoes and Onion Sets.
Wheat’s All Right I
And we congratulate our farmer friends on their
improved prospects. Hurrah for Spring !
Good Groceries Always in Stock at the Old Reliable
House of over Ten Years’ Standing.
Wallace & Walker.
The well-known place for the best meal in the city
N ew D ining R oom
The Largest in McMinnville, has been recently fitteti with best of 4»
taste. Liberal service and all you can eat.
(live U« a Call. 4»
Fruits, Candle«. Nuts and Cigars.
T. A. WHITE.
on the southeast corner of Judge Row tier.«’ two-year-old balie out of the wago"
land’s donation was considered large; 14 ami started off with it. The tnothe'
I iilercMina Paper Prepared and x20 feet,a door in the east side, a window grasped its feet and clung to her child;
in the south and west and a large, old- ■ he sick man came to her assistance and
Head by Airs. Hath. l.aiiRlilln at
fashioned tireplace in the uorlli end, they drove the Indians off. AV hat must
I he Pioneer Reunion.
built of rocks and the chimney of mud Dial mother have suffered in those few
Pioneer Friends. Ladies and Gentle and sticks. The fioor was of puncheon, minutes. Mrs. Merchant received her
men : About three weeks ago we had a the seats long, hand-made benches, with education in a log school house with a
meeting in Carlton and Uncle Doc made ■ a tew high desks to write ou. The cracks long desk against the wall, with a bench
DEPT. OREGON, G. A. R a motion that those who didn't know' bet ween the logs were filled with mud, to sit on, aud only two small wiudows in
anything should keep still. As I don’t and clapboards tacked on out aud inside, the house. Now our children each have
know very much about my subject, “Na l’tie boys chopped the wood that was i desk aud seat to themselves. Our
tive Daughters,” I will not tax your pa used ; usually tiiey hauled up big limbs houses are well lighted and the fireplace
M c M innville , june 20.23.
tience loug. Native daughters in Oregon i off the oak trees on Saturdays, lite girls is a stove or register.
are numerous, but pioneer native daugh I swept the floors, and their brooms were
We have Mrs. Nancy Hatch, daughter
First Dav Tuesday, June 20th—Fore ters are not. A native daughter, born made of large hazel sticks. 1 have made of Green and Sophrona Rowlaud, who
in 1846, my parents crossed the plains in I numbers of them to play with. The have
i 1845. My father died in 1846; my mother
Receiving and locating delegates and ' is now living in McMinnville at the age blacklioiud w as about the size of a small tion of children ou their place. They
window. At that school I learned the came to Oregon in '14 and ’¿>2 respective
of 79 years, the widow of Judge Jere multiplication table. Mr. Cowls would ly. From a log cabin to a comfortable
sing with all the school, until we could home in their old age. Mrs. Hatch has
j ten heard them tell of the hardships of repeat it as well backward as forward. adopted the l w in babies of her deceased
Preliminary convention work.
j pioneer days, and their door was always 1 can hear him at it now. and I thank sister, Mrs. Hartord. She is also raising
Evening—Reception. Music, addresses | open to the needy. They raised but one
him for it yet. Such are the kind of a girl from the home. Fifty years ago a
I native daughter. Mis. Maggie Hewitt, houses the pioneer children, the native child left without parents was lucky if
On behalf of the city, Mayor MePhil- now deceased, who received her educa born, got their start in education in. some neighbor took it in. Now they arc
tion in later years, with others of the Some never received any more than at looked alter by the slate, and goed
family at the old Baptist college in Mc
On behalf of the G. A. R., Prof. G. A. Minnville. There was but one school such schools; others more fortunate are homes secured, aud oft limes they re
bolding high positions today.
ceive belter care and education than
house and one church building in Mc
\Ve wore home-made clothes and coarse their own parents would have given
On behalf of the W. R.C., Mrs. Emma
home made shoes. Such a thing as a them. Uncle Greeu has in lug possession
McMinnville and give my children the
a muzzle-loading flint-rock pistol about
benefit of the school there,for the time is pair of rubbers was out of the question ; IS inches loug, that goes phiz! bang!
On behalf of the 8. of V., Prof. E. V. not far distant when they will feel the more often the children went barefooted.
Father wore the first pair of shoes I ever and which did duty in its time.
need of an education,” He did much to wore. He did the shoe-mending for
From the roaming, treacherous sav
the family. Our lunch at school was age of 50 years ago, we now have on our
Responses—Commander C. 1‘. Hallo assisted a number of children to go to generally coarse bread, butter, meat and Coast Range the Grand Ronde reserva
school, who perhaps would not have got
way, Pres. Mrs. Frazier, Commander ten an education otherwise. It was not a big bottle of nnlk, and sometimes a tion, w here the Indians own land in sev
sour dock pie. It would be hard to find eralty. Most of them speak English
Sons of Veterans.
a matter of brains but of opportunity, enough sour dock for a pie now; in its well, are fairly well educated, have books
l'he child who does not now receive im stead we liave rhubarb. In their season lo read, and subscribe to ot|r best papers,
Second day, Wednesday, Juno 21st— education is indolent indeed.
we had w lid crabapples, gooseberries, have a liand and ride in carriages. On
i Our first native daughter is Mrs. Eliz raspberries; we dried them, and occas ibis reservation old Fort Yamhill was lo
abeth Lay son Gibson, born on the old
ionally a gallon of preserves was made. cated, where Sheridan was stationed
Grand parade, 9 a. m.
Forest farm near Dayton. She is now Sugar was very scarce and high, 45 and when a young lieutenant. The old blork
living in’eastern Oregon.
50 cents per pound, and it was said of house w as removed to agency some yeaia
Mrs. Mary A. Gilkey is the daughter
one woman that she poured water into ago. The lower story is used for a jail,
of B. M. and Elizabeth Chrisman Robin her sugarbow I, and then let it dry, “to the upper for a band hall. When we
son, who weie the first while couple pass to the boys on Sunday.” Syrup meet these people now we hail them in
Competitive drill of school cadets, 4 married in this county, April 14th, 1845.
w as also out of the question, but we had stead of watching them as of yore.
Mrs. Gilkey received the benefits of the
Mrs. Mary Harris, Mr«. Jennie Kuy
black molasses. Potatoes were three or
Evening—Camp Fire. Court house district school in early lite, and gradu tour dollars a bushel. When my parents kendall aud Belle Baird, daughter« of
ated from the Willamette university in
1 iwn, beginning at 7 p. m., Capt. J. A. 1866. She taught school 15 years, anil arrived in tl)e valley they were without Uncle lorn and Aunt Nancy Davie,
food, as most everyone was w hen they whose home was near North Yamhill,
.-'laden, toastmaster, presiding.
has the distinction of being one of the arrived ; they had nothing to buy with, wheie his children now reside. Uucle
two first ladies to ascend to the top oi
Concert of one hour by band.
but the old mountaineers never let them loin otten said his happiest, day« were
old Mt. Hood. Her sister, Mrs. Eliza suffer for tood. My lather’s family was when he used to hitch his oxen to hi«
Music, Manila Gaards quartet.
Stilwell, born in 1851, started the foun
Introductory, New Dept. Commander. dation of an education in the old Web given a [>eck of potatoes and it was pota »led and go three or tour miles to Hiratu
toes straight for a few meals, but they Buckingham's visiting. He helped to
Remarks, New President W. R. C.
loot school house.
In later years she were thankful to get even that much. build up North Yamhill in schools and
graduated from the Willamette univer Butter was .11 per pound, flour |7 or
Remarks, New Commander S. V.
churches, and his grandchildren are now
sity. Iler present home is the home ol per sack, bacon and lard 45 und 50 ceuts reaping the benefits of his industry.
Music, Treble Clef Club.
In the year 1843 there came to this
per pound. Beef apd venison were plen
Impromptu speeches, songs, etc.
As I look around me 1 see a great tiful. Books and papers were very scarce, country a long, lean, young man, 18
Late soldier from Manila.
many familiar laces, some near and dear and when read were passed on to the years of age, and in his company were
Closing chorus, old-time war ballads, to me, as 53 years of trials and troubles neighbors. Now papers are so plentiful Uncle Abijah Hendrix, now deceased,
without modern embellishments, led by in life’s rugged pathway will endear your children do not care for them. It was Captain An Hembree, who was killed
associates to you, and 1 realize that a not all a picnic with us children then.
and scalped by the Iudians in the Yaki
any old thing.
great many oi these faces 1 may not see
A short time ago I visited Mrs. Mary ma w ar, Mrs. Cyrena Carey of Lafayette,
Third day, Thursday, June 22d—
again on pioneer day. I was here before Hess of West Chehalem, a pioneer of ’43. who is 84 years old ; Bhe was left alone in
Gieat Britain withdrew from Oregon, be She is 82 years of age and well preserved 1,858, with six children of her own and a
Competitive drill by Manila Guards, 9 fore Oregon was admitted as a territory ; lor one who has passed through the hard negro baby boy, “Bob.” She raised two
when there were but ten counties in the ships she has. She has raised a large native daughters, Mrs Lucy Hembree
territory, the area being what is now family, including three native daughter«, aud Miss Etta, who now cares for her
Idaho, Oregon, Washington and the w ho received their education in primi mother, who has passed from hardships
western part of Montana. Then there tive school houses, while now their chil to a comfortable borne in her old age.
were only 9,tUi7 white people in all this dren are within a stone’s throw of the But to my subject of the long, lean boy,
Distribution of drill prizes, 1 p. m.
area. How many of that number are Newberg academy. They were born in a who always would dress well, even if be
Final session work.
there in this gathering today? In 1845 loghouse where the Indians used to bad to go hungry to do so. After being
the population of Yamhill county wab come prow ling around at night, and oiten here three years he thought lie was old
Sober up for homeward march.
415; of that number 147 were men and Mrs. Hess watched her little ones all enough to marry.
J. C. C ooper ,
He didn’t like to
boys over 18 yeais of age. There were alone. They came one day and one In batch, so he went to Chehalem to see
M rs . W yatt H arris - Com.
lOu heads of families, and 16 housekeep dian wrote his name, “William,” in the Uncle Louis Rogers' daughter who
E. N orthvp .
ers. I l'ear but lew ot those housekeepers ashes with a stick. When Mrs. Hess crossed the plains the year before, and
are living today.
While tl ere were a
It is presumed the business and pro- great many young women, they were not addressed him in English he shook his didn’t know what a proud, haughty fel
head. 1 le atterwarils came back alone low Doc Sitton was. His pant«, a nice
fessional men will all take pride in
housekeepers, but helped to Lear the and told her he didn’t, dare answer her pair of buckskin, had gotten wet, and
orating their premises in a manner Iie- burden of pioneer days. We were scat in English, for the other Indian« would when dry, well, they were like the boy«’
fittjng the patriotic gathering next week. tered miles apart, Home of us, but it was kill him. He also told her that they had bicycle pants—to hi« kneee.
not every fellow for himself, but for each
But if there should be one who has not other, and the Indian for us all, and we intended to kill her and the little ones less Doc put on his leggins and went to
given the matter any attention the com were like the little boy—we kept our eye the night liefore; said he was educated see his girl. They had no chairs but
at. the mission. She tore up a red table rolled out a largo yellow pumpkin for
mittee should urge that one to join the on the ow l. Thanks to the good judge cloth and made four haudkerchiefH and him to sit on. Unde Louis said, ’’Doc,
traded them tu “Poor Lo” for peas and lake oil your leggins.” "Oh, no,” an
others in dressing McMinnville up in
laws for our mental as Well as physical dried salmon.
swered Doc, “Um very comfortable.”
her gala attire.
protection, no man or sect cun dictate to
1 also saw Mrs. Eliza Ieh-Bryan, who lie got tlm girl all right, and when they
you what your mode of life shall be. You
went to housekeeping. Doc had a buffalo
The G. A. K. entertainment commit" may speak your sentiments at all times. was born in 1850, the granddaughter ol robe and blanket, a teakettle without a
Uncle Aaron l’ayne, who did a great
tee has put forth every effort to secure We were taught to be kind and true at deal in early days for the benefit of com lid and a Hudson Bay fryingpan. His
all times; to the crafty Indian as well,
accommodations for the delegates and and times innumerable I remember ing generations. He preached to ue in wife had a feather bed, a Het of teacups
visitors for the state encampment, and when tliey would come wrapped in their school houses, Hnd would tell us the time and saucers, and her parents gave her
money to buy a coffeepot and a smooth
if any person who can furnish a room dirty blankets ami beg for something to was not far distant when we would have ing iron. Uncle Doc lias raised two na
nice, large school houscH and churches in
has been missed by the soliciting com
tive daughters, Mrs. Ora McCullough,
we children would huddle.around our every neighborhood. In this little town
mittee it has been by mistake, and any parents and many a night we were all 50 years Hgo we bad neither church nor deceased, and Mrs. L. C. Rogers of Uma
such person would confer a great favor put in one room and told to keep quiet. school house, and Uncle Peter Smith tilla county, whose mother died in 1869.
Two years later Uncle Doc married Mr«,
upon the committee by leaving word We were afraid to move even. Father gave a half donation claim to have a tlary Laughlin, the daughter of Michael
house 2vx40 feet built, and then gave it
with Miss McCain at the postoffice or
.■'belly, a pioneer of 184.8. Uncle Doc
mother would watch for signal fires. The to the Methodist church. It was also
with the chairman of the committee, least noise, the cracking of a dry twig used for school purposes for a number of don’t Lave to wear leather pants now,
and lias chairs lo sit on.
Mrs.C. W. Talmage.
was noted, and our old dog Beeve would years. It has long since been torn down
In this same year« came Richard Ar
always let us know if there was anyone and in its stead we have a large school
around. Oh! how glad we children house of modern build, ami two large thur, who died in 1869. His wife died in
Notice Io Wheel Riders.
would be when daylight came. Perhaps churches. We are progressing as time 1868, leaving a family of 12 children,
All bicyclists are cordially iuvited to some of these young people wonder why I goes on.
among them Mrs. B. F. Hartman and
participate in the parade at the coming we were all put in the same room, and
A little north of this place we have the Julia A. ('ault of McMinnville. Mrs.
encampment. A suitable prize will be why we were so afraid when neighlrors I donation of Robert ami Lucretia Mer Gault was the oldest girl at home, then
18 years of age ; she assumed the respon
offered for the best decorated bicycle. were so thick. Generally there were but chant, who raised two native daughters. sibility oi raising nine of those children
two room«, often only one. with a lied or I They crossed tire plains in 1847, starting
The parade will occur on the morning of two and the little trundle lied under ' with seven yoke of oxen, arriving at the until she was married, then took a sister
neath for the little folk«. Ho* many of ' Cascades with one ox only. He left hie of 12 and a brother of 5 and kept them 13
you young ladies ever saw such n bed? ’ family there and came on Walker’s years and educated them as her own
train to Oregon City for help to bring bis Mrs. Gault never received the benefits of
Last fall I sprained my left hip while Our neighbors were one, three ami five amily down the river. He got that help, early schooling, as school was only
miles apart. It was nothing for us chil
handling some heavy boxes. The doctor dren to walk two miles, play all day hut it cost him |5O. He secured a homo taught three months in the year, and she
I called on said at first it was a slight making clay pipes, marbles, etc., dry lor his family, and went back to Oregon had to walk three miles to attend that;
but through her own energy and obser
strain and would soon be well, but it them in the sun, and afterwards burn City to work out his indebtedness and $5 vation since growing to womanhood, she
over in “abarnatha” scrip, not silver,
grew worse and the doctor then said I
he would bring „ now enjoys a pleasant social position in
when a child—and then run home in the I _ but
__ , paper.
had rheumatism. It continued to grow evening, help with the choree, have a a few luxuries to Ins family when he life. She was a charter member of the
worse an<l I could hardly get around to bowl
liowl or mug of bread and milk,
milk, then to , . < nine home. Those luxuries were : coffee, W. R. C., was elected union vice presi
" * and a little tobacco, . The dent, and w as Hie first delegate to the
for another i tea,
I went to a drug store and the
tram wasn’t running that day, so he car department convention.'
druggist recommended me to try Cham
The past, the present—«nd while we netive
wanted to visit Dr. McBride’s or Bill ried lhem on his back. When he offered
«re growlii«old. we have parents, rel
berlain’s Pain Balm. I tried it and one- Adame, now Gienbrook farm, or to' his |5 in scrip for pay, they would not deiifbters
atives «nd friends'* ho «re older. Home «requite
half of a 50-cent hot t )e cured me entirely. Lafayette to Uncle Elijah Millican’s, she take their own paper and poured the active, other-are quite feeble. 73 U> 85 years old
with l<> and 50 yean of hardship. It should touch
1 now recommend it to all my friends.— would ri«le horseback with a child in things out of the sack, but afterwards | the lieart» iif those who are near and dear to these
changed their minds and took it at half
pioneers, that they b»>k upon life from an
F. A. Babcock, Erie, Pa. It is for pair her arms and one behind her, and often its face value. Oft times in her hard aged
entirely dlrten nt standpoint- W hile we gaze
would not meet a |>erson either going or
the future, they have only to do
by Howorth A Co., Druggist«.
coming. What is visiting of today? A ships the mother had nothing to give her hopefohyinto
w ith the past. The days of thetr activity are
few minutes chat, then to another. Our little ones but |>ea soup and bran bread, over. The world baa nnpped away from them,
warm feelings of pioneer flays are about while now the larder on that farm fairly . but lias not left lhem without cares. Those with
Nollce to Creditors.
groans with everything that is good. As | whom they started in life have one by one
drop|» d by the wayside, until they are left with a
I desire to make settlement of all ac-
1 remember well my first school days. time progressed improvements were ■ generation wftli whom they have nothing in
counts now due me. Those knowing I felt little indeed beside those big boys made and soon there was a young or common. So changed are the manners alm cus
the I time
themselves indebted to me will please ami girls; the Shuck children, Eliza ami chard, a few apple trees. The neighbor i v-aji* ar»’ a thing of th** tm»t. The cold, dtataul
boys were visiting and admiring the
of to*U\ Jar upon tncir wnRitive old heart».
make immediate settlement, and avoid Susan Wallace, now of McMinnville, fruit; om- apple had fallen off and Frank way*
u>\, alone i- tn. tie mat i ¡7 i- m< two’ andalas'
.Mrs. <ieo. Olds, Billy and Reut>en; the
making further costs necessary.
Hembree boys and girls, George Scott, louts told William Merchant that he oteervalftm<-»»ipelaiutoailiuii that theconneci-
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E lsia W kigiit .
the Olds, the Patton«, the Kowlaml boys, „.„„i.l
would give turn bis jackkuile lor ttie ap
.lines» and desolation comes Into
.1 W. and <». W. Sappington and the pie. I here wn® a triMM. What wcxila si their he art» ev**n uh*-n surrounded by the ten
children of I nc e Jim and Aunt Joliet ia< kknifo du in an orchard of today? On dere^enre. It 1« not without chum * that they
Cure n <nl«i In One Un,.
farm v*.ti will find a nftti vp
to Mvl r*-H**< tlon*. Die youna have «up
Johnson, who now live in Lalayette at tKi.uA.rstn
thiH Mirne larm >0«
plant*••hhm. rt».»y «bould be »ympiibized with,
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. the ripe old age of 8.5 ami 75 years. Our daughter of 1*4/, Who®«* mother MUtiertG I encouraged. Wb<>
not hear«I torn pili Ail cry,
"»ly » burden now. ’ Iiut Who young
All druggists refund money if it fails to school was taught by the late J. W. untold agonv when the train was left
I «ith ,.,.1« t in ur.men and on., sink roan friend«, eared for you tn VOUr l.ltaile) -
the dusty plains o'er from I >ur to six and
cnre. The genuine has L. B Q. on each Cowls of McMinnville, who was then 30 | * I th on«.* l,*e w nrien ano me si X man. I
tablet, boriale by Kogers Bros. 46m6 ! year« of age. The old log school house I fiie Indians came and took Mrs. Lal|* j nine months with no -omforts but plenty o(
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NATIVE »AIGHTER!»' AI>I*RESS.
One Dollar if paid in advance, Singlennmbersflve cents.