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M’MINNVILLE, ORE., FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 189*»
SHALL WILLAMETTE LOCKS BE
uovernuienl Board Will ¡fleet Next
Week io Decide.
September 18, at 2 p. m., says the Tel
egram, the commission to consider the
advisability of the government buying
the Oregon City locks will meet in Port
land. The meeting will be held in room
524 Chamber of Commerce building.
The board which is to decide upon
this matter is composed of Major Huerof
Has succeeded that of Bettman & Warren, and
San Fraucisco and Captain l.angfitt and
is doing business at the old stand. We are treat
Captain Hart of this city.
ing our old friends the best we know how, and we
These gentleman will go over the en
want to make the acquaintance of many new ones.
tire ground at the meeting, and ujK>n
their report will depend the action of the
OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT!
Should they decide that the govern
Scan our market every morning for Fruits and
ment ought to own these locks, ami a
price, in keeping with the benefits to be
Vegetables. We are pushing a hot campaign in
derived, can be agreed upon, it is likely
these articles, and they are always choice.
that the locks will be purchased, and
made free. On the other hand, should
they decide that the steamboat traffic on
the upper Willamette is not of sufficient
magnitude to justify the expenditure,
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dropped for the present. And it would
lie a long time before the subject would
again be taken up, for congress, having
before it the adverse report of this board,
would be slow to appoint another for a
The well-known place for the best meal in the city. 4»
The most im|>ortant question to be de
cided upon, is as to whether enough peo
ple, territory and commerce is interested
in having free locks on the river.
The Largest in McMinnville, has been recently fitted with best of 4»
If it is found that the government
taste. Liberal service and all you can eat.
should buy the locks aud make them
Fruits, Candies, Nuts and Cigars.
Give Us a Call. 4»
free, then the question of price will come
T. A. WHITE.
The manager of the General Electric
company, owner of the locks, has agreed
to prepare and submit to the board, on
or before the day of meeting, a proposi
tion. In this proposition it is supposed
that the original cost of the locks, the
yearly income, the number of vessels
passing through and the price at which
the government can purchaee the locks
will be given..
It is also expected that at this meeting
all those who are interested in the mat-
ter will be present, or will send in wiit-
I have ordered a Large Stock of New Furni
teu opinions on the subject.
ture for the Fall trade, much of it being already
Captain Laagfitt advises that all such
information be furnished in writing, if
here, and more yet to arrive. A specially large
possible, as it will then go on file, and
supply of Bedroom Suits. The stock is more than
will be sure to receive due consideration.
will go in my store room, and I am placing them
It is understood that the people of the
on display over the Racket store. Come and see us.
Willamette valley, as well as the steam
boatmen are greatly interested in thia
m itter, and both will he well represented
at this meeting.
The New Grocery Firm of Warren & Son ♦
Xeir fall ötcck
II. C. Bl ’ HN
Letters for the following persons re-
main uncalled for in the McMinnville
postoffice Sept. 1.3, 1899:
Miss Jennie Cox, Mrs. Mattie Down
ing, A T Fowley, J 8 Henry, Chas John
son, J E Lempns, J Sorenson, Robert
Morris, I. W Murray, Albert Olson, 2, I
J Price, A J Warwick, M G Wilkins, E
S Engler, H C Miller, package.
H Air-Tight Heating Stoves
AH Kinds, Sizes
J as . M c C ain , P.M.
A Word to Itlolhrr».
Mothtrs of children afflicted with
croup or a severe cold need not hesitate
to administer Chamberlain's cough
remedy. It contains no opiate nor nar
cotic in any form and may be given as
confidently to the babe as to an adult.
The great success that has attended its
use in the treatment of colds and croup
has won for it the approval and praise it
has received throughout the United
8tates ami in many foreign lands. For
sale by S. Howorth & Co., Druggists.
Best of Ammunition
O. O. HODSON
you Owe Us ^Nothing
For doing right. The druggist who desires to
grow in the confidence of his neighbors has no
other safe and sure way open to him. We sim
ply solicit your patronage on the grounds of
pure drugs, rightly handled, at fair prices. On
this basis we have grown; on this basis we will
continue to grow. We are in business to make
money, but know full well that we must earn
your confidence before we can get your patron
Office of Manning Bro».
McMinnville, Or , Sept. 1st, 1809.
By mutual consent the partnership
heretofore existing between E. F. Man
ning and 8. A. Manning is this day dis
solved. All notes and accounts due said
Manning Bros, are payable to 8. A. Man
ning. All accounts due from said firm
are payable by said 8. A. Manning, who
will continue the busine«». Thanking
you all for your friendship and patron
age, we are, Yours truly,
ROGERS BROS.’ Pioneer Pharmacists
E. F. M annino .
8. A. M annino .
Take The Reporter and Get the News
One Dollar Per Year.
Come to The Reporter Office for
“DeWitt'» Little Early Kisers did me
more good than all blood medicines and
other pills,” writes Geo. H. Jacobs, ci
never gripe,—they cure constipation,
arouse the torpid liver to action and give
you clean blood, steady nerves, a clear
brain and a healthy appetite. Rogers
You can get a complete set of abstract
blanks at the Reporter office.
HOP * CLOTH
No. 11 Pint St., «nd Kos. ?4>, 222, 224. 2»,
A»h 8., Portland, O.-egoo.
Pacific Coast Home
Home Supply Co.,
Hop picking is in progress
Werner Breyman of Salem visited hie
nephew, August Detmering, thia week.
Mies Emily Corner left on the 12th for
Moscow, Idaho, where she will engage
Miss Nellie Findlay has returned from
Carlton, where she has been visiting
with friends and relatives the past ten
The county convention of the W. C. T.
U., was held in Dayton last week. The
gold medal contest was held Wednes
day evening. The medal was awarded to
Miss Ethel Harris of McMinnville.
Thursday evening President Boardman
delivered an excellent address on temper
Newberg is quite deserted now, so
many being in the hop yards and har
Last week Miss Mabel Hurley and her
sister Jessie of Portland visited with rel
atives in town, and at W. W. Nelson’s
An operation for abscess in the side was
performed on Mrs. Maggie Littlefield on
Saturday last, and on Sunday she was
taken to a Portland hospital for treat
Prune drying will begin in the Church
ill orchard next week. The crop is more
plentiful than at first supposed to be.
The dedication of the new M. E.
church will take place on Sunday, the
17th. Dr. Morris of Boston, Mass., will
deliver the dedicatory sermon, and a
number of prominent ministers are ex-
peeled to be in attendance.
The Opening Exercises.
R oyal ä
A bsolutely P ure
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
college yell, but, probably’ owing to a
pre-arranged plan among them, only one
boy, and he in . the front row, went
through with it. The president said he
hoped that yell would not lie prophetic
of the fate of the college—a failure, But
after tie audience was dismissed the
boys induced the young ladies to join
them, and the yell of McMinnville col-
lege was given with its old-time vigor.
Johnny Bull's Fine Hand.
There is another side than the
British to the controversy in South
Africa, but this side of the world has
never heard of it. When the British
took possession of Cape Colony at
the beginning of the present century,
the inhabitants were composed of
Hollanders, French and German,
called Boers, and it is the descend
Testimony to a Worthy Life.
ants of these people who now inhabit
Cape Colony, the Transvaal, the
Ordinarily The Reporter does not de Orange Free State and a portion of
sire lengthy obituary notices, but the
In 1836, a great exodus of
following tribute by a friend reaches us
dissatisfied with Brit
through the mail, which is so well
writteu, and tlie personage concerned so i ish rule, marched into uninhabited
well and favorably known, that the regions north of Orange river.
greater part of the sketch is accorded a Their dissatisfaction arose from the
fact that when disputes arose be
Mrs. Clara F. Talmage, who died in tween themselves and the Kaffir
McMinnville August llth, at the age of
82 years and 11 months, was born in robbers, the British sided with the
Virgil Courtland Co., New York, Sept. Kaffirs; that though the population
Utli, 1816. At the age of 14 she removed was almost entirely Africander, only
with her parents to Gambier, Ohio and
soon after entered the Granville Episco the English language was allowed
pal seminary for girls. She graduated in the law courts, and with the man
with honor in 1841 from this school and ner in which the English carried out
was retained as a teacher in it. She re
mained for seven years, part of the time the abolition of slavery without
as acting principal, and the remainder compensating
them for losses,
in full charge.
In 1848 she severed After they had settled in the new
her connection with her aluia mater to
accept the position of principal in a country called Natal, a British gun-
girls’ school in Indianapolis under the boat appeared one day, and pro-
rectorship of her brother, the Rev.
Samuel l.ee Johnson. She remained there claimed Natal to be English.
three years and then resigned to be Boers refused to acknowledge Brit-
united in mariiage to Mr. Isaac Woods, ish rights, took arms, and were de
also a teacher and a gentleman of
marked ability and Christian character. feated. Unable to remain in Natal
In 1852 they started for California, the under the power from which they
land of hope and promise at that time, had fled from Cape Colony, they
intending to institute educations! work
and also hoping to restore Mr. Woods’ again abandoned their homes, and
But the following marched to the Orange Free State.
spiing he died, leaving his wife with a
young child, truly, “a stranger in a When they had settled here, England
strange land. ” Soon after, in the winter proclaimed that country British on
of 1854, the young widow came to Oregon the ground that as the Boers had
and settled at Stringtown in Washington
county, near her brother, the well known once been British subjects, where-
pioneer, Dr. 11. V. V. Johnson, who Btill ever they settled became British
survives her in McMinnville. In the territory. They fled again to the
fall of the same year Mrs. Woods was
married to Mr. Chas. Talmage and for a Transvaal, and by a convention in
number of years devoted herself to the 1852, England recognized the Trans
care of her home, the rearing of her
children, and the performance of duties vaal as an independent community,
incident to life in a new country. In and shortly afterward finding that
1862 »lie moved with her family to Mc it cost more to govern the Orange
Minnville, where for thirty years she
occupied I lie same house.
Mrs. Tal Free State than it was worth, turned
mage was a devout Christian. Confirmed that also over to the Boers. The
in the Episcopal church by Bishop Me- discovery of gold quartz in 1848
Ilvuine of Ohio in 18.36, she was for more
than sixty years a faithful communicant brought a large population into the
of the church of her love and choice, and Transvaal, to whom the Boers, with
amid all the trials and changes of a life
of more than ordinary care, Bbe ever re their experience with English pol
mained true to her profession, and by icy refused to grant political fran
her exemplary ¡“cheerful and consistent chise. The foreigners outnumbered
life, witnessed to all that was good and
true, and with wise counsel and |>erRonal the Boers, and it would have placed
effort to advance the interests of religion. all the power in the foreigners’
For a long time she was an invalid, and hands. There are two parties among
her weakness increasing witli years,
she was almost entirely .withdrawn from the Boers: the Conservatives and
social and intellectual enjoyments. But Liberals. The former had been in
in her “patience she possessed her soul”
and allowed nothing to disturb very long majority until last April when the
her bright anil sweet spirit. She found latter gained control.
As a natural
her daily strength in the near presence consequence, the extension of the
of her Lord, and lived her whole life
with a consciousness of personal duty franchise and more liberal laws
and responsibility Is-fore her. Whether would have followed had not certain
in teaching and building up the character
of the young, or in her friendly inter men begun an agitation demanding
course with those about her, she sought immediate reform, and made a pass
to leave some impress for goal. Full of ing grievance a pretext for an at
years anil honor, she passed peacefully
away, happy in the devotion anil con tempt to evolve England in a war.
stant attention of an only daughter—“In The dynamite monopoly is another
favor with God and in perfect charity grievance to the foreigners.
witli ail.” The funeral services were
conducted in St. Janies church, McMinn Transvaal government has granted
ville, by the Rev. Dr.' Murphy of Cor exclusive rights to a large syndi
vallis in a most impressive manner, the
large company present testifying to the cate to manufacture dynamite, and
has forbidden its importation from
general esteem in which she was held.
other countries. The syndicate de
mands 75 shillings a case, and an
The dedication services for the new M. American firm offered to deliver it
E. church at Newberg, Oregon, will be in the Transvaal for 50 shillings.
held next Sunday, Sept. 17th, 1899, at It is President Krueger’s refusal to
10:30 a. rn. The following is the pro grant certain franchises and modify
certain laws, that is now causing
England to interfere for the sake of
her subjects. It is believed that the
trouble would in time work itself
Song, “Coronation,” congregation.
to a peaceful solution were it
not for the desire of interested per
sons in high places to get the Trans
vaal wiped out as an independent
Dedication anthem, choir.
community, and absorbed by Great
Dedicatory sermon, Dr. Morris of Bor Britain.
The fall quarter at McMinnville college
began last Wednesday, and in the fore
noon the usual public exercises were
held in the chapel. These began with a
song by the congregation, followed by re
sponsive reading; Rev. A. J. Hunsaker
delivered the opening prayer, after which
President Boardman introduced Rev. Dr.
Graunis, who made an elcqnent and
The summary of Dr. Grannis’discourse
was that there was progress in education.
Education’s relation to civilization was
the humanizing of man in society. In
judging of education at the present time
we are apt to underestimate the progress
made, however slow the progress seems
in reality. The speaker recited the fact
that education was more rapidly advanc
ing in new fields than ever before, and
pointed to the enlightenment and bene
fits of modern civilization in China,
Japan, India, and the islands of the sea.
He would have it remembered also, that
every civilizing and educational influence
and every vast commercial enterprise be
tween heathen and Christian land, was
inaugurated, carried fortli and controlled
by the uplifting and expanding forces of
the gospel’s teachings, without whose
holy inspiration there would be no ma
terial progress. We live in a progressive
age, therefore God expects more of us as
Christians than lie did of those in the
early history of the faith, and our prog
ress therefore is not as marked as it
should be, or as it will be when we con
scientiously perform our duty. Dr. Gran
nis concluded his remarks bj’ commend
ing the course of the college faculty in
rememiiering the boys of the Second Or
egon with free tuition.
The president introduced Mrs. John
Evenden, who has charge of the musical
department, and Prof. Storey, professor
of English, the two new members of the
faculty. Mrs. Evenden responded with
a few well chosen words, and delighted
the musical critics present with a piano
selection. Prof. Storey recalled the days
when he was a student of McMinnville
college, and was supremely happy to Ire-
come one of the college faculty, hoping
thereby to he able to impart to others
some of the blessings of which the col
lege had enabled him to partake.
President Boardman announced that
an effort would be made during the year
to increase the endowment fund of the,
college from $40,000, as at present, to
$50,000; and that about $15,000 should l>e
raised for the purpose of making neces-
»ary improvements and freeing the in
»titution from debt. A portion of the
additional endowment fund, approxi
mating $5,000 was coming from the east,
and of that the board was reasonably
ton Theological school, Massachusetts.
lie called attention to the four new,
Dedication ritual, Dr. G. W. Gue,
life-size portraits of men connected with Portland, Oregon.
the college in the past, whose pictures
Hong, "Rock of Age»,’’ congregation.
now adorn the walls of the chapel, to
Announcement» for evening services.
gether with the older pictures. The new
ones are of Dr. Chandler, the first presi
Organist, Mi»« Jessie Britt.
dent of McMinnville college, and Dre.
Ushers—Clarence Bott, Chas. Deacb,
Hill, Bailey and Hon. Henry Warren.
M. McDonald and Frank Deach.
At the close of Mr. Boardman's re
You and your friend» are cordially in
marks the boys attempted to utter the i vited to attend these service».
One follar if paid in advance, Singlennmberstlve cents.
«'■rd ol T»«tik<.
We take thin method of expressing our
heartfelt thank» to our friends and neigh
bors who so kindly aided »nd comforted
us during the occasion of our sad be
reavement, and we as«nre you the re
membrance of your many acts of Chris
tian charily will afford us great consola
M rs . D. W. M c C all and F amily ,
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