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Entered at the Postoffice In McMinnville,
as Second-class matter.
M’MINNVILLE, ORE., FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1899.
Kinley to pay McMinnville a visit, and
participate iu these exercises, und if he
does not take advantage of this extra-
ordiuarv occasion aud extend his great
ness, it is not our fault. We did our
part. We propose to convince you that
the people of McMinnville are all right.
The Vets Had Their Inning, and
M e are glad to welcome you as heroes
aud defenders of libertv. We are glad
to welcome vou w ho left your homes and
Have Gone Home Tired.
friends und endured the perils aud dang
eris of war. and when peace was declared,
returned not w ith captured goods and
spoils of war, but as plain, common
You extended tbe right hand of fel
The state encampment of 1899 has lowship to sour errant blethers, an i the
passed into history. It proved a highly good angel of peace soon welded the
Some thought the
encampment should last a week, but to
the fast ageing war veteran three days
of tramping about shaking bauds and
reviewing war experiences, with tlie
accompanying excitement, is fag enough
MRS. JENNIE IRVINE, Delegate fc Large, W R. C.
for one trip. As early as Monday the
numerous arrivals by train aud wagon
after the boys, and I presume the citi der Sampson, Schley, Clark, Dewey; the
forecast an immense crowd, and whi!e
zens of ueMinnville, inasmuch us he ! wondeiful victories of our army both
the little shower of that day gave the
nas ordered all chicken houses to be regular and volunteer, under Shafter,
Otis, Lawton, Funston, Summers aud
lea sed during this encampment.
people dreary foreboding, the clouds
Lula is a time of great rejoicing for the others has electrified the hearts of the
soon broke, and the weather was de
citizens of McMinnville. The grand American people. And wliut brings
lightfully cool and bracing. By Tuesday
Army hove, Woman’s Belief Corps, added joy is the fact that iu this contest
morning the grove near the l.atourette
Suus of Veterans, and in fact everybody, there is no north, no south, no east, no
big, little, old and young, you are all west, but tlie blue and the gray, aud the
residence was well filled with tents, aud
sons of tile blue und the gray have vied
the place proved a wise selection, with
Go ami come when and whore you with eaeh other in upholding the houor
its conveniences of wood and city water
please. Go out amoug our people. Get of the starry banner, ami in carrying it
piped right to where it was needed,
acquainted with our citizens, and I as to glorious victory. Vou remember,
sure you, they will greet you with a ■oys, we used to sing, "Uncle Sam is
The ovoiflow of campers staked their
We appieciate the ricu enough to give us all a farm.” Well
tents on the vacant block east of the
CAPT. WYATT HARRIS
presence ot the time honored veterans of our dear old Lucie has concluded that
the blue, and will do all within our in the interest of enlightened and Chris
Sew Senior Vice Commander.
Tuesday morning’s train was met by
lower to make your visit in McMinn tian civilization it is tune for the boun
ville a pleasant one. I b.d everyone daries of bis broad domain to be ex
the band, the Manila Guards, the Ca
broken ties of friendship into one grand welcome. I bid you thrice welcome to tended, aud so he raises the red, white
dets and reception committee, and with fraternal union.
Who formerly wore every thing our city atfordB.
and blue over Hawaii, over Cuba, over
Dr. Grannie, commander of Custer poet, <he blue and the gray, have since fought
Comrade Geo. A. Prentiss gave the Porto Rico und over the Philippines.
in the lead of the procession, marched side by side, and commingled their
Atid comrade s, 111 vindication of Amer
welcome ou behalf of the G. A. R. He ican
valor, of American suffering, of
to the committee’s headquarters, The blood in behalf of a down-troddeu peo
the American blood, there let it ever float.
ple. You purged from our country a
march was an inspiring sight, as the curse of the human family; you united
* * Comrades, when for us the last
good things said were the following:
procession stepped to the cheering a great nation.
You reared a might) Comrades of the G. A. R., Dept, of Ore : muster cut roll is signed, when the great
strains of the band, and delegates and building on the foundation laid in Revo
At the behest of Custer Post, No. 9, ot destroyer, Death, shall have called for
visitors followed, lining both sides of lutionary times, when this iufant nation McMinnville, I staud here to extend to the last member of the Grand Army of
shook off the tyrannical chains of the old you, on behalf of said post, our welcome. the Republic, as he will have done a tew
Third street. Other trains were met in world.
We greet you with full warm hearts on years hence, may we all meet iu that
the same way. The day was largely
Now, speaking of the old world, re this
occasion. I need not say to you grand reunion above, where angelic
taken up with reception aud assignment minds me of a story of an old man and a that even though I had command of the choirs shall sing for us eternal uutheirs
of sweet peace.
of the delegates, and placing ti|>on their
the bo>’s name is Sam. I understand entire vocabulary of the English lan
Prof. B. V. Littlefield spoke for the
breaBts the handsome gilt metal Custer John calls Sam his cousin, now, but he guage, I would be uuable to express to Suns
of Veterans as follows:
badge designed by Fred Cooper, tbe formerly thought he was Sam’s daddy. you the full measure of our welcome. In Comrades of the G. A. R.:
view of my limited cotntuaud of lan
artist. This pin, it was commonly re
On behalf of Shiloh Camp No. 23,
guage, I should hardly dare attempt to
marked, was the finest ever need at an a long time ago. It seems that Sani extend you the welcome of Custer post, Sons of Veterans, I extend to you a
didn’t like the manner in which John did I not know that the intensity, the nearty greeting of welcome. There are
encampment in Oregon, and will make treated him, so he ran away from home
fervor, the eloquence which the lan many reasons why we extend this greet
a handsome souvenir.
The evening and went into business on liis own hook guage
I must use will lack, will be more ing to you. Vou were our lathers’ com
opened with a splendid concert by Mc
than compensated for by the magnify rades. Vou eulisted, you fought. You
suffered and enjoyed the vicissitudes of
Minnville’s matchless band of musicians,
took to thrash him. But Sam rose up in ing power of the sympathetic echoes of
life side by side. We wish you to
the court house square being the place his dignity and licked the old man. your o in hearts, which I am sure will aruiy
fail to fully measure the sentiment have a memory in the future of a happy
Not being satisfied, the old man went not
time with us. We wish you to know
underlying the words used.
The first address of welcome was on him another round and was again
Comrades, we greet you with full that we are firm believers in the glory
behalf of the city, by Mayor Arthur Mc-
hearts; we greet you with open hunds; of our government, and to you who in
m Sam’s backyard, but I don’t know.
we greet you with a glad readiness to do times gone by stood shoulder to should
Phillips. He said:
It is, indeed, conferring a great honor all
m our power to make your stay er in defense of that old flag, we do
Members of the Grand Army of the upon our little city to have the presence among
us one of the bright spots in homage to you and thunk you for what
Republic, Womens Relief Corps, Sons of the old boys of the blue. We are your lives;
enjoyment as well you have left posterity
of Veterans, Ladies and Gentlemen:
glad to welcome you. We all rejoice as a source a of present
We, as sons of veteruns, are proud of
glad memory iu the days
The very pleasing task of bidding you together. Your presence among us is
the fact that our fathers have played a
welcome to our little town has been as corroborative evidence of fractional un to Memory,
on this occusion carries us small part in the great battles which for
signed to me. I assure you that I do so ion and a national brotherhood of one back to the dark
of '6t-'6j. Our ever made our states a united country
with all candor and affability, and I only great people. Neither division nor sec imperiled country days
called for help. With with one flag Thirty-four yeurs have
fear ’hat I will not be equal to the occa tional lines mar the broad expanse of glad alacrity, we, boys
in our teens and passed away since the great conflict end
xion. But w liatever I should say or not these United States.
From school, from ed, and of a million patriots in that
«ay, I trust that you will consider your
Sectional etrife has long since passed 20s,
from shop, from the marts of com grand army, tlie greater per cent have
selves truly welcome. Yes, on behalf of away, and east, west, north and south, field,
we marched forth, 300,000 strong depaited this life. Thousands are drop
the city of McMinnville, it affords me unite in a national anthem, with peace, merce,
“Father Abraham.” We went with res ping off one by one, aud 111 a few years
great pleaeure to bid you welcome.
good will and equal rights to all. man olute
courage, with cheerful hearts, with will come the final roll call, and you
We have no great sky scraping build kind. The old flag waves over us in
hopes. We drilled, we marched, will be mustered out into the great be
ings, no elevated railways, no Niagara peace, but with new glories, which pos high
we forded rivers, we endured heat, cold, yond, and nothing will remain of the
falls, no Brooklyn bridges, nor even a terity has added to its sacred folds, and dust,
rain, snow. We built bridges, we Grand Army of the Republic but the his
Bunker Hill monument, but we haves may it. ever wave, unsullied, supreme corduroyed
swamps, we built railroads, tory of their achievements—nothing but
town noted for its public schools, its and alone. The people of this county we cut canals,
we dug intrencliments, the memory of their greatness, valor
college and churches; we have a broad and more especially McMinnville, re we built forts; we
picket duty by and taithiulness. To you, tlieu, who iu
minded people, noted for their hospi joice in the fact that their boys have day and by night stood
; we did fatigue duty a few years will leave this life, we bid
tality; we have tbe grand army and tbe lost none of the bravery of former gener
and when fatigued ourselves we slept 111 you welcome; welcome to all that we
salvation army; we have Indian war ations, but have added glory to glory, pup
tents, we ate Uncle Sam’s hardtack have—our homes, our organizations, our
veteransand Mexican war veterans; we victory to victory and gathered new gems and s-s-s
bacon; we drank his coffee, city. We wish to remember you in years
have old soldiers and young soldiers; to the crown of liberty. Marching away sweetened s with
sugar; we ate his to come, and to make these meetings a
we have boy soldiers and girl soldiers; full of life and hope, some have been blue beef; we ate black
his beans, and we en great spot in the memory of time, as the
and last, but in no wise hast, we wounded in battle, while others have joyed all these things
aud were truly fertile oasis is to the barren desert. Pa
have natural born
soldiers, who joined that silent congregation, who will
triotism or love of country makes our
have never done anything but soldier answer only to that roll call in the be thankful therefor.
tlie grandest in the world. You
After speaking of the muster out and I country
and never will.
yond. While we are sorry to I ee them,
are instrumental in teaching thia to us
We welcome you to McMinnville. It we have that fond assuiance that they the home coming, aud ths loyal part per of the younger generation, and we in
is our borne. We welcome you to our fought with the invincible bravery of an formed by the women in those years, lie turn wish to do our part toward those
homes. There are but two MeMinn- American citizen and died like hrroes said:
who are younger than us To the Sous
viIles in the world, and we are proud of And while oir troys are in the far otf
of Veterans inis work is assigued. To
In view of all these things it is not at the Woman's Relief Corps this work is
this one, for it is ours. You will please is anils battling for the upbuilding ot
take into consideration its location and mankind, onr patriotic girls have formed all a matter of wonder that we love the also assigned. To these organizations
surroundings. McMinnville is in Yam themselves into a military organization, word comrade; that we love to look into we extend the same greetings as to the
known as the Manila Guards, aud are each others faces, that we love the hand comrades of the G. A. R.
From a geographical
a successfully holding the prestige of Old grasp, that we love the memory of other
The same spirit that was manifest in
great part of tbe t._™
of Oregon Yamhill. It might be appropriate right days; that in fact we are bound togeth r86t was manifest in 1898. Onr boys
[orders on Yamhill county, You have here to sav, and of course a word to the er with bands that naught but death can now on file ocean on their homeward
all.heard that uld and, of course, true wise is sufficient, that if some of the sons sever. To cultivate, give expression to, voyage you can welcome, for you cau
sayiDg, “Yambill against lha W'rid." of veterans don’t keep» a sharp lookout, and perjietuate these feelings and pur sympathize with them in the arduous
This doubtless originated from the fact they may be captured by the Guards. poses the G. A K. was organized. What duties they have performed. For these
that most great nien get their start in A nation which cares for its disabled, a tower of strength and sympathy it has reasons we welcome you. We wish you
Yamhill. This county has representa as the United States has done, will never proven to us, no one but ourselves can a huppy time with us and a Godspeed at
tives scattered throughout the world; lack for defenders. The national monu begin to understand. These reunions, parting.
we have representatives in many places ments for our fallen heroes are proof of whether local, state or national, are
Mrs. Emma Galloway of Oregon City
| of honor—and some in dishonor; We our reverence and love. It is, indeed, bright camping spots in the march of gave the address ot welcome on behalf
I have them in the senate; at the bar; a grand distinction to be honored by our lives, and they serve to revivify and ot the W. R C. It was well prepared
we have them in the asylum and pen your presence; the living monuments of intensify our feelings of comradeship. and delivered, as is always the case with
Referring to the flag, he said;
itentiary aud many more who ought to a once mighty army; the vindicators of
Mrs. Galloway's public work
liberty and the defenders of our modern • • And now is it too much to say
Brief and able responses were made by
Yes, sir; we wish yon all to under civilization.
that new luster has been given to its un Commander C. 1’. Holloway, President
stand that we are proud of our surround
When I look into your honest faces— dimmed and fadeless glory in that it has Ella B Frazier, Mrs. Davies of Duluth,
ings. ¡search tbe world over and you the grand army boys—I am reminded of been flung to the breeze in the interests 011 the new organization of the Ladies of
will not find an equal.
of humanity. It has said to the tyrant, the G. A. R., and Earl Hardesty for the
a little story.
Refreshed by tbe renowned Yamhill
It is somewhat as follows: Once upon "your oppression must cease.” It has Sons of Veterans
river, whose waters are supplied by the a time, during the war, an Irish soldier said to the oppressed, “your day ot
The band, the Treble Clef club and
sparkling brooks that trickle down the came into camp carrying u grsree, and aa freedom lias come. ” It has said to the Misa Jennie Snyder furnished excellent
mountain sides; fed by the copious it was strictly against orders to take any world that that nation or people that music tor the evening.
dews of heaven which distill their sweet thing that did not belong to them, the hates righteousness and hugs injustice to
The paiadi on Wednesday morning
est drops upon'us; cooled by the gentle soldier was called upon by the com its bosom shall go down to national dis was thi , and feature, and the celerity
' Bea-breeze otf the grand old Pacific; per mander to explain how he came in pos grace, national death. With the words, with wht< h Marshals Hird, Henderson,
fumed by the fragrant sunflower in session of the gooxe. “Faith,” said the • Remember the Maine,” on their lips, Keen atm Cal breath on their prancing
smiling verdure; blessed with shady Irishman, “she insulted the dignity of with a love as broad and deep as human steeds get th« procession ia marching
nooks; beautiful landscapes aud flowery a great nation, -he hissed at the Ameri ity itself in their hearts, with an intense order, was indeed remarkable The col
dales, where ttie wild grape-vine twineth can flag, and 1 just took her prisoner.” pitnotic, self sacrificing devotion to flag umn moved down Third st re -t to B, aud
and the bonible-bee seeks hie peaceful Now, of course, if any of the boys within aud country, never exceeded in the an back to D, thence north to I irst and to
Why. my friends, Canaan’s the sound of my voice, ever t<x>k a goose nils of history, our boys, our own boys, the court house. The lorma.iou of the
happy shore, the fabled land of milk and or turkey prisoner, he certaiuly bad a comrades, and the boys of our friends parade was as follows .
I houey, would bide its face in shame, if good reason for it, and I suppose your and neighbors, our lioys from Oregon,
Marshals on horseback.
compared with this sun»et laud ot pret commander gave you g'ssl advice; or from Maine, from Carolina raised the
ty girls and big red apples. There is dering you to take only what belonged flag on the heights of San Juan, waved it
Four young ladies in white on white
. but one Yamhill on the face <>f ttie earth to somebody, and if you were in need of in the breezes of Porto Rico, planted it horses
and we have it. But we are not stingy, fnel and were near a fence. Io lake the in Cavite and Manila, carried it to Calo-
Department officers tn carriages.
nor stm k up. We believe in expansion. top rail. I might say that our post com can, Malabon, San Fernando, San Iso-
268 veterans, who cheered as the flow
Because we have a good thing is no mander, being an old soldier and real | dro and Ilo Ilo; bore it wherever duty ers were showered upon them under the
| reason why we should not extend to izing that habits formed in youth will i called, in spite of Mauser rifles, whether , arch.
'others tbe same biesring
We have cling to a person through life, has been ' handled by Spaniard or Filipino. The
extended an lnvitatioo to President Mc sqnal to ths oocaaiou, and is looking unparsllcl acnievments of our navy uu- I
Continu'd on Lent ¡’age.
(HieAG© ^S t ©RE
We’re Making Some Special Prices
During Encampment Week, and
would like to have you come and
You’ll find we run the
Store for the People.
No High Price prevails here. We are satisfied
with Moderate Profits, and that is what is
Increasing Our Business
at such a rapid pace. Our sales
for Maj’ and June
OVER 200 PER CEftT
ahead of 1898. We’ll leave you
to guess the reason for this phe
As the Spring time in Oregon or any other
country are new and old customers at our store.
This season in all probability, and to have flow-
ers other varieties will have to be cultivated.
We have a great variety of seeds.
But you need the best of seeds from reliable
See our stock and prices. We have
Seed Potatoes and Onion Sets.
And we congratulate our farmer friends on their
improved prospects. Hurrah for Spring !
49 Good Groceries Always in Stock at the Old Reliable
House of over Ten Years’ Standing.
Just as CUelcome
Roses ouill be Scarce
Wallace & Walker.
The well-known place for the best meal in the city.
49 The Largest in McMinnville, has been recently fitted with best of
taste. Liberal service aud all vou can eat.
« Fruits. Candies, Nuts and Cigars.
Give Us a Call.
T. A. WHITE.
One Dollar if paid in advance, Single numbers five cuts