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M’MINNVILLE, ORE., FRIDAY, DEC. 15, 18M.
No secret society in the world stands higher in noble aims and charitable
accomplishments than the Knights of Pythias. That order is doing great good,
and one of its finest institu-
tions is the Oho Pythian
Home, at Springfield, Ohio,
which is ably presided over
by Superintendent Le Fevre
and his wife, Mrs. Callie I.
Le Fevre, the matron. The
latter has recently written a
letter, which will command
widespread attention because
of the prominence of the
writer. It is as follows:—
“Messrs. W. H. Hooker &
Co., New York: Last year I
used Acker’s English Remedy
at the suggestion of a friend,
for a serious, long-standing
throat difficulty and extreme
ly hard cough. Had used
many well-spoken of prepara
tions without relief. I can
honestly say that Acker’s
English Remedy removed the
difficulty’ and stopped the
cough. I did not purchase
C allie I. L e F evre , Matron Ohio Pythian Home.
or use more than three bot
and at least one-half of the last is still on hand. I also consulted phy
sicians with no permanent results.
(Signed) C allie I. L e . F ore .,
The friend to whom Mrs. Le Fevre refers as having suggested Acker s
English Remedy is Mrs. W. B. Chilton, wife of the president of the 1 roy
Transfer Co of Troy, Ohio, where this remedy has accomplished many other
cures in Throat and Lung Troubles. In conversation with an acquaintance
Mrs Le Fevre also said “If you will call on Mr. W . H. Schauss, a prominent
china and art merchant of Springfield. Ohio, you will find that he, too. has had
any amount of experience with Acker’s English Remedy in his family, and
thinks they cannot keep house without it.
Acker’s English Remedy is sold by all druggists under a positive guarantee
that your money wilt be refunded in case of failure a5c., 50c. and $1 a bottle in
United States and Canada. In England, i- ad , s ,d.. and 4s. 6d.
Reauthorize the above guarantee. H'. JI. JlOOhE/i
CO., Proprietors, New York.
For Sale by ROGERS BROS.
We Haven’t Killed flanv
But we have hammered away night and day for 16 consecutive years at the pre-
scription counter with the result of having attained the largest prescription tile in
the county. There’s a reason for this. Anyone can dish out patent medicines, but
when it comes to filling prescriptions you want a competent man at the tiller, so to Xj
speak, with a clear eye and a clear head-in fact, a man who realizes that a human
life hangs in the balance. We do this; it’s our specialty1.
ROGERS BROS.’ Pioneer Pharmacists.
THE RACKET STORE » I» >>
Extends a cordial invitation to examine their
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Albums, Standard Poems,
Picture Books, Toys, Dolls, » i»
And many other things, and at prices that all may have something.
Have about 70 Suits of Boys’ Clothes,
3 to 10 years, that must be cla«<l out. D »n’t miss this rhanee.
make special prices on MACKINTOSHES while they last.
W e S till C arry
S hoes .
H. MILLS & SON.
Air-Tight Heating Stoves
All Kinds, Sizes
Best of Ammunition
O. O. HODSON, $
« White’s Restaurant
« The well-known place for the best meal in the city.
N ew D ining R oom
The Largest in McMinnville, has been recently fiAed with best of
taste. Liberal service and all you can eat.
« Fruits, Candies, Nuts and Cigars.
(iive Us a Call.
T. A. WHITE.
Interesting Historical Relic.
Stray Leaves from the Circuit Court Docket of Yamhill
County for March, 1848, Term, and the U. S. District
Court Docket For Yamhill County for September,
1849, Term, the latter being the First Court
Held Under the Civil Government of the
United States on the Pacific Slope.
Mr. Ahio S. Watt, land and tax agent of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co.,
forwards to The Reporter a portion of the records of Yamhill county that escaped
the tire that destroyed the court house at Lafayette. Mr. Watt’s letter and the
dockets follow. The request that the relic lie filed with the clerk has been com
plied with, and tlie time-worn ami mouse-eaten pages may be seen at his office.
P ortland , Oregon, Nov.29ih, 1890.
Editor Yamhill Reporter, McMinnville, Oregon.
D ear S ih : The enclosed stray leaves of an old docket of fhe United States
district court for Yamhill county, for September term of 18411, in part transferred
from the docket of tlie Yamhill county circuit court under tlie provisional govern
ment March term of 1848, have been handed me by Mrs. Lucy Henderson Deady,
widow of the late United States District Judge. Matthew 1’. Deady.
All the court records of that county were destroyed by the burning of the court
house at Lafayette in 1853 or 1854, with the single exception of oue book of probate
records. Tins docket was transcribed into book form from these sheets; the book
docket was burned with I he other records.
This old docket furnishes the missing link in the testimony to the fact that the
first court held under tlie civil government of the United States on the Pacific
slope was held in Yamhill county in September, 1849. This first civil government
was by act of congress of August 14th, 1848, establishing a territorial government
for Oregon to take the placo of the provisional government then existing.
Ttie exact date of the first term of court under the territorial government was
clear in my own mind, but I had no record evidence. Early in June last I ad
dressed letters to the clerks of the several counties of Oregon and Washington that
were organized counties under the provisional government, or at the time the ter
ritorial government was established, asking them to send me a statement as to
the time at w Inch the first courts were held in their respective counties under the
laws of the United States organizing the territory of Oregon, w hich at that time
comprised all the teiritoiy west ol the Rocky mountains between California and
British Columbia. From the answers to these inquiries I learn that the first term
of court in Washington county, then Tualatin, was held at Hillsboro on Sept. 24th,
1849. The first court in Clatsop counti was held at Astoria commencing on Oct.
1st, 1849; O. C. Pratt, judge; Hermans. Ruck, deputy United States marshal,
l’be first court in Polk county under the territorial government of which there is
now any record, and which it is believed was the first court hold, was at Cynthian,
now Dallas, on Oct. 6th, 1851, O. C. Pratt, judge.
I have no answers from other counties, but nm positive in my recollection that
Judge Piatt held no court prior to the September term in Yamhill county. Ae the
court nt Hillsboro convene.! on the 24tli of September, and at Astoria on the 1st of
October, the court in Yamhill for September, as shown by this old docket, must
have iieen prior to the Hillsboro court of the 24th of September, and therefore con
vened at Lafayette on September 17th; this is also iu accord a nee with my memory.
These evidences fully prove the fact that I w ished to establish, that is, that the
first court under the laws of the United States on the Pacific slope was held in
Yamhill county; Hon. O. C. Pratt, judge, Andrew Shuck, sheriff, and the writer,
Court was held in a large unfinished room in Jacob Hawn’s hotel building, anil,
notwithstanding the enliie absence of books, furniture and other court parapher
nalia, was conducted with the usual dignity and decorum for which Judge Pratt
On looking over these old dockets I find many names that the older citizens of
that county would readily recall. Of the parties litigant in the seventeen cases
1 hat appear, but two, to my knowledge, are now living, Henry Hill and Sidney W.
Mess. Of the attorneys named not one remains. Judge Pratt and Sheriff Shuck
have each long since passed over.
1 send )on this old docket and ask yon to file it with the clerk of the circuit
court of that county, as a historical relic of the olden time. It would perhaps be
of sufficient interest to the public of that county to justify yon in printing the en
tire docket of the September term of 1849.
AHIO S. WATT.
One Dollar If paid in advance, 81ngleuumbersflvecenta.
w A bsolutely P ure
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
A Happy Valley I’ruilllctiuii.
Last Saturday Mrs. M. E. Miller of
Happy valley brought to The Reporter
office a most artistically arranged bou
quet consisting of ripe and green rasp
berries, white flowers from the shrub
known as “snowball,” and gorgeously-
colored Autumu leaves. The fruit and
flowers are far out of their regular sea
son, they having been picked from the
garden that morning. With the bright
colored foliage accompanying them the
collection would have made a beautiful
trimming for some lady's hat. And the
further fact that they were gathered
from a Yamhill county garden on the
9th of December would prove to be an
interesting text for the state board of
Dull headache, pains in various parts
of the body, sinking at the pit of the stom
ach, loss of appetite, feverishness, pim
ples or sores are all positive evidences of
impure blood. No matter how it became
so it must be purified in order to obtain
good health. Acker’s Blood Elixir has
never failed to cure scrofulous or syphilit
ic poisons or any other blood diseases. It
is certainly a wonderful remedy and we
sell every bottle on a positive guarantee.
A Hcimirknble Kaliifall.
Prof. A. M. Bruni hack, local weather
observer, has kindly given 11s a state
ment by months of the local rainfall.
Up to December 12th the total for the
year is 53.91 inches. The showing by
months is as follows:
April.................. ................................ 5
May . .
.............. .. .5
December, to 12th.
Edgar Conner has been very sick for
the past two weeks.
Miles Houck is improving his place
by putting tiling through it.
Loran Hoffman returned home Friday
evening after an extended stay in eastern
Mrs. E. M. Garrison served a sump
tuous dinner on Thanksgiving day, and
entertained our pastor, Rev. Scott.
Miss Alma Jellison of Amity was a
guest at the residence of A. M. Waddel
Word was received from little Johnny
Morgan, telling of his safe arrival in
Iowa. He made the trip alone
Mrs. Baxter, of Ballston, is at the bed
side of her brother Edgar Conner.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Parrot, of the Holmes
farm, was visiting relatives in town the
last of last week.
Mr. Joe Smith and wife spent the
greater part of last week with relatives
in Smithfield, returning Friday.
Harry Kerron of Portland spent
Thanksgiving with his uncle A. M.
Bro. Scott filled his regular appoint
ment here last Sunday.
He will be
here Christmas and conduct the service.
The Sunday school has decided to
have a Christinas tree with appropriate
exercises. The Sunday school is pro
gressing very nicely under the superin
tendency of Mrs. L. Fox.
Uncle Dick Phillips disposed of seven
ty acres of his land near Whiteson, the
purchaser being E. 8. Remington. He
realized $37.50 per acre.
permanently cured by using Moki lea. A
(ileas.'int herb drink. Curesconstipation
and indigestion, makes you eat, sleep,
work and happy. Satisfaction guaranteed
or money back. 25 A 50c t«. Rogers Bros.
The pupils are working hard this
week; they are having some text re
Count)’ School Supt.. Littlefield was a
visitor Wednesday forenoon. He made
a short speech in which he said, if we
ever expect to make anything, we must
The whole school board, consisting of
Mr. Nelson, Mr. Irvine, Dr. Goucher
and Mr. Rhodes the school clerk, were
present at the morning exercises Tues
day morning. Mr. Irvine made a short
speech in which he said that he was
glad to see all of us, that the whole
board could be present at one time, and
that the board was well pleased with
our work so far this year, Come again,
CIRCUIT COURT M ARCH TERM, A. D. 1848.
Marvin R Alderman vs India Alderman ; petition for divorce. Jury asked and
Notice to Creditors.
I granted notice of application for chango of venue. Continued.
S.duey W Mess vs John Hord; assumpsit. Continued.
1 dosire to make settlement of all ac
James McGinnis, assignee Peter Brainard, vs Gilbert. Mundon ; debt. Judgment counts now due me. Those knowing
I of non suit vs plff.
themselves indebted to me will please
Wm Iligiugs vs Henry Hill; forcible entry and detaiuer. Continued.
make immediate settlement, and avoid
j James Etchels vs Samuel Campbell; appeal. Continued.
Ransom Clark vs Sherry Ross; appeal. Continued by consent.
making further costs necessary.
John M Wilson vs Wm T Newby; appeal. Dismissed at cost of pill’.
E lma W hiuht .
Sidney Smith vs Joseph Hess; trespass, fin this ease defendant tiled demurrer
to four counts, demurrer was withdrawn and leave was granted to file s|>ecial plea
Please Take Notice.
on first day of next term. Entry partly obliterated.)
Parties indebted to the film of R. Jacob
John Lurrison vs Joseph Hess; slander. Deft, files demurrer to three counts.
A Co. are respectfully requested to
Plff tiles joinder. Demurrer sustained and judgment for deft for costa on 3 counts. son
accounts at onco.
Joel P Walker vs Warren R. Foster; In chancery. Demurrer filed. Continued. cull and settle their R.
J acobson A Co.
Joinder in demurrer overruled.
Jesse Applegate vs Solomon Eads; petition in debt. Discontinued at plff’s cost.
Hcst Winter Houle.
Phebe Jackson vs Thos Jackson. Bill for divorce. Continued and order for pub
For sunshine, flowers and oranges
take the Sunset route via Los Angeles to
Joseph Hess vs John I.arrison; appeal. Continued.
Joseph Hess vs John Williamson; appeal. Motion to discontinue suit overruled. all points east. Tourist excursion cars
I and chair cars to El Paso, Fort Worth,
W G Buffuni vs Ransom Clark; appeal. Trial by consent. Judgment for plff for Kansas City, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hous
ton, New Orleans and Washington, D.
HEP48RT OP THE t'OMHTIOII
James A thy ami Wm T Osburn vs Miles Cary; petition in debt. Deft moves to C. For rates, guides anil information of the McMinnville National Bank st Mc
C. II. M arkham ,
quash writ. Motion overruled. Plea given at issue filed, and continued.
Minnville, In tlie State of Oregon, at the cinse of
business, Dee. 2d, 1699:
Oregon Territory vs Chas Patton ; indictment for malicious mischief. Motion to
quash indictment.' Demurrer filed. Overruled by court. Leave to plead on or l>o-
Cure a < old in Ono Ila).
Loans and Discounts
i.ire first day of next. term. Securities, CM Walkerand Henry Noble. Amount |200.
secured and unse
The attorneys appearing on this docket are Burnett, Lovejoy A Snooks, Tevaull
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine tablets. Overdralts,
A Thurston, Ford A Nesmith, A A Akens,----- Walker and----- Elliott.
Bonds to secure circula
All druggists refund money if it fails to U.S.
cure. The genuine has L. B. Q on each U. 8. Bonds on hand................
DISTRICT COURT SEPTEMBER TERM, 1849.
Premluma on L. S. Bonds .
tablet. For «ale by Rogers Bros,
47-6 Stocka, aecurltlea, etc..........
Bunklng-house, furniture and
< iregon Territory vs ( liarles Patton; Indictment, malicious trespass. Default’
Motion made to foifeit recognizance allowed.
Due from State banka and
John Larrison vs Joseph Hess; slander. Indictment entered in pursuance of stip
Due from approved reserve
ulation against both parties for the costs each has made.
Phebe Jackson vs I’hoiuM Jackson; hill for divorce. Transferred and dismissed
Checks and other cash items
for want of prosecution. Cause reinstated. Proof of facts in bill made and divorce Bean the signnture of C has . It. F lktchzs .
Notes of oilier National Banka
2 4J 00
decreed with costs.
la uae for more than thirty yean, and
nick les and cents...................
Joel P W’alker vs Warren P Foster; chancery. Transferred and continued.
Lawful money reserve in Bank,
The Kind Ton Have Always Bought,
Sidney Smith vs Joseph Hess ; Blander. Cause dismissed on stipulation filed at
Specie..................................... .122,5.11 So
Legal-tender notes.................. 1,156 00 23,707 85
Joseph Hess vs John Lurrison ; appeal. Continued.
R<*deni|>llon fund with U. S.
Janie« Alhy and Win T Osborn vs Miles Cary ; petition in debt. Judgment for
Treasurer (5 per cent of cir
Hop «»rowers, Attention!
Hiiiney W Mess vs John Hord; assumpsit. Continued.
James F.o hels vs Samuel Campbell; appeal. Transferred and continued.
William Higgins vs Henry Hill; forcible entry and detainer. Dismissed at pl'ffs Hop Growers' Association held at Elsia
Stock paid in................
Wright's hall, corner of Third and F Capital
Marvin R Alderman vs India Alderman; divorce. Dismissed at pitra cost.
streets in McMinnville, Saturday, Dec
Ransom Clark vs Sherry Ross; appeal. Continued to next term.
|a-uses and taxes paid............
John Williamson vs Joseph Hess; bill of injunction. Default of complaint. Mo ember 16th, to discuss the objects of the National Bank notes outstand
31, .100 00
association. M. L. Jones, president of Due to State Banks and bank
tion to dismiss bill and dissolve injunction allowed.
Joseph Iles« vs John Williamson; appeal. Deft, called. Default made. Dam the association, will lie here at this meet ers.............................................
ages a.-seesed by inquest for $32.70 ami costs. Execution issued and returned satis ing. All those interested in the raising Individual deposits subject to
Demand certificates of deposit
Janies M< Ginnes A Co va Gilbert Mundon ; appeal. Appeal dismissed on de of hope should attend, as it is for their
fault of plff with costs.
State of Oregon. County of Vamhill, as.
Plea-ant M Armstrong vs Rhinehart Cripe , trespass on the case. Continued on
1, E. C. Appertain, cashier of tlie above-named
motion of deft. Leave granted for plff to »mend declaration within 30 days from
My son had been troubled for years liaiik. do solemnly »wear that the shove state
the rising of court, and deft required to plead within 20 days before next term.
I» true to the best of my knowledge and be
E < Al’PEKSON, Cashier.
Matthew Pa'ton vs John II Hess; assumpsit. Continued and an alias summons with chronic diarrhoea. Sometime ago lief
Subacribed and sworn to before me Ibis 13th
day of Idecember, ISV9.
< . W TALMAOE,
Altornet a appearing on thia docket and not on that of the previous year, were berlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Notary Public for Oregon.
Remedy. After using two bottles of the Correct
1 Messrs. Skinner, Chapman and Matlock
LEE LAUGHLIN, )
On reverse pages of the docket are pasted printed copies of the act creating the 25-cent size he was cured. I give this
J. L. KotiEKH,
office of Surveyor General of Public Lands in Oregon, Governor John P. Gaines’ testimonial, hoping some one similarly
W. L. WAKKEN, )
messsge to the Legislative Aseemhlv. dated at Oregon City, Decsmtier 2, 1360, and afflicted may read it and lie benefited.
hi* letter addressed to President Polk on the needs of Oregon dated liecenitier 21),
Hear Cliaplaiu Gilbert Friday night at
1849, fifty »ears ago, previous to bis departure from Washington, f>. C., to the ter- —Thomas C. Bower, Glencoe, O. For
the Ba|>liat church. Admission 25 eta.
I ritory over which he was to preside, and also the forms for obtaining bounty lands. eale by Howorth A Co., druggists.