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About The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904 | View Entire Issue (May 11, 1900)
Entered at the Postoffice in McMinnville,
as Second-class matter.
M’MINNVILLE, ORE., FRIDAY, MAY 11. 1900.
THE PARTY OF PHONPERITY.
Reed’s Fence is Best on Earth
The republican party is repeating its
history. It has not only brought pros
For the Money.
perity to the country, but it has brought
it to the government. The house asked
Secretary Gagé for some information
about the condition of the treasury, and
the information was promptly provided.
The secretary tells the house that the
treasury will probably have a surplus of
Made in Six Heights, 18 to 58 in. High.
(70,000,000 in the fiscal year w hich ends
on June 30th next, or about two months
hence. As more than three-quarters of
McMinnville Fence Works,
this financial year has passed, these fig
M c M innville , O r .
ures are likely to be found pretty nearly
“Wooh ! Reed has fenced us out forever.”
correct. For the next fiscal year, the
one which will close at the end of June,
1901, the secretary estimates that there
will be a surplus of (82,000,000. As the
tendency is upward there is a probabili
ty that the excess would be still greater
in the following year if the present rev
enue laws were maintained.
This is the old story. The republican
party is the party w hich fills the treasu
ry and reduces the debt. Necessarily the
debt was increased on account of the
Spanish war of 1898, but a revenue law
was devised which would not only meet
the running expenses of the government
Is the concern of both fat and lean’
but would provide sufficient money to
but a subject of more vital import"
allow the government to resume debt
ance is the
payments. When Cleveland was in of
fice the second time the treasury gold
fund was so low usually that large
To this end where can vou obtain the best bargains in Groceries ?
amounts of bonds had to be sold ill order
Have you tried L. E. WALKER ? The fat man is telling the other
to replenish the fund and keep the gov
what he knows of Walker’s bargains, and of his surprise to find how
ernment from dropping to the silver ba
the little grocery is coming right up to the scratch selling goods.
sis. I11 all about (262,000,000 of bonds
were sold, and the debt increased to that
extent, to keep the gold in the treasury
above the danger line. Since the repub
lican party got into power, however,
there has been no difficulty about the
gold fund, except that bonds had to be
sold in 1898 to meet the immediate ex
penditures of the war with Spain. The
government has no trouble in paying its
way these days. The reserve lias always
been high since the republicans returned
to power. In fact, the complaint which
the present treasury officials have made
properly it takes time. It requires experience and
is that the gold fund lias been so large
a complete knowledge of drugs. It requires the
that it has been embarrassing. In the
druggist to have a large variety of drugs—fresh
general fund in the treasury, too, the bal
drugs. He must give the best possible work, and
ance is being kept on the right side of
for compensation he must be reasonable. With the
above facts remember we are careful and strive to
Some merriment was shown by the
please one and all alike. These are reasons why our
democrats for a time after the Dingley
law went on the statute book. They pre
prescription file thribbles all in this county. We
dieted that it would produce deficits con
are recognized by doctor and customer alike for be
stantly. The democrats were so accus
ing accurate and dispensing only the purest drugs.
tomed under the Wilson-Gorman law, to
treasury shortages that they thought
these things were the regular features of
treasury statements. The possibility that
the government would some time or oth
er be paying its way again was some
thing which they’ could not grasp. It
soon became evident that the Dingley
act, «hen it got fairly in operation under
normal conditions, would more than
meet the regular outlay of the govern
ment, hut the Spanish war came on
about that time, and new sources of tax
ation had to be devised. These met the
expectations of their republican framers
and, of course, falsified the prophecies
of the democrats.
Thus the treasury
has a handsome surplus at this moment,
although the army is up to the 100,000
line, and large expenditures are being
made for the navy. A liberal but wise
outlay is being made, yet the income is
so high that the favorable balance keeps
011 growing. Secretary Gage is appar
ently in a jocund mood. He likes to be
questioned regarding the condition of
The republican party,
which has started up the idle mills and
advanced the wages of the workers all
over the country, lias also filled the
treasury of thç government, ami it will
soon enable that government to resume
the old republican practice of reducing
its debt and diminishing the burdens of
Ranch or Residence. Hard,
Galvanized Steel Wire.
Running for Office
THE GREAT PROBLEM OF CHEAP LIVING ?»
ROGERS BROS.’ Pioneer Pharmacists.
Everything but Ingrains for the next 60
days at a very LARGE DISCOUNT.
Must have room for more paper now on
H. C. BURNS.
WILL BE GIVEN
T° THE DALLES
Sunday, May 27, 1900.
Let Us Be Your Watchman
Steps will be made at the principal To some extent the impression prevails
places of interest along the Columbia that almost anybody can “fix a watch,’’
and many only learn by costly expert
river, allowing the people theoppor- ence
that it is not so. The tinker, the
tuuity of viewing some of the grand-, natural
born mechanic, the genius who
est scenery in the world. Those so can “fix anything." finds himself at sea
disposed can stop at any of these; when he tackles a fine watch, for the ad
places and the return trains will stop justment to positions and isochronism
and pick them up. This will give requires something besides mecnanical
them the opportunity of viewing at skill. There is no minute detail with
their leisure the extensive govern which we are not familiar in the mechati
ical and mathematical adjustment of a
ment works at The Cascades.
WM. F. D iklschnkideb & B ro .,
McMinnville’s Reliable Jewelers.
ROUND TRIP $1.00
Jrain will pass McMinnville at6:x>a. tn.
■rare the signature of Caaa. R F l BTCRML
In use for more than thirty years, and
T>u Kind lew Haw A'lnaji
One Dollsr if paid In advance, Single number* five cent«.
Dem I i or Benjamin F. I.ewls.
After quite a lingering illness from
dropsy, Benjamin F. Lewis of Day
ton expired on Monday, May 7th.
He was an Oregon pioneer of 1852,
and was born in Hart county, Kentucky,
October 24th, 1832. When 17 years of
age he left Illinois an orphan, joining a
party’ coming to Oregon. He drove an
ox team for his board, and with an ox
whip on his shoulder, made most of the
journey across the plains on foot. This
was the year when cholera was epidemic
and the way was lined with newly-made
graves, but aside from the usual hard
ships, this party came through all right.
When they reached tile Cascade falls on
the Columbia, a little wooden railroad
had been built to carry the effects of the
emigrants around the falls. This, Mr.
Lewis rented, and successfully ran it un
til the following spring, making consid
erable money. He next went to Belling
ham bay, where he received the appoint
ment of assessor of Whatcom county,
and while serving in this capacity lie
raised the dispute between America and
England by assessing the property of the
Hudson Bay Co. on the disputed island
of San Juan, in Puget sound, which was
settled later by arbitration in favor of
the United States. He enlisted in the
Indian war and was elected first lieuten
ant of the volunteer company of Wash
ington pioneers. He participated in a
number ot battles, every one of which
was a victory for the whites. He came
to Vamliill county in i860, and located
by purchasing 100 acres of laud two miles
south of Dayton, on which he lived un
til 1890. Since that year he has been a
resident of Dayton. His wife and two
sons, John G. and Dr. Leroy, survive
him. .Mr. Lewis was elected county
commissioner of Yamhill county’ in 1878
He was honest and upright in his deal
ing with his fellow men. I11 1893 he was
made a Mason by Mayer lodge No. 108,
and of which he was an honored member
at the time of his death. He was also a
member of Electa chapter, Eastern Star
No. 29. Rev. Joseph Hoberg, who by
request of deceased officiated at the funer
al on Tuesday, said of his friend: “I be
came acquainted with him in 1872, while
residing at the parsonage in Lafayette,
and have been somewhat intimately ac
quainted since. Have had business deal
ings with him and always found him
honest, upright and on the square. It
affords me great pleasure to bear this
testimony of my friend and brother."
After appropriate religious services he
was buried in the Daytou cemetery’ by
his Masonic brethren.
< 011 Id not Accept
Last Saturday H. C. Burns and P. M.
Flynn opened the bids that were offered
for the construction of their new brick
blocks in this city. The bids on Mr.
Burns' building were: \V. C. Arthur,
(9,527; Van Patton & Erb of Salem,
(10,367. These were considerably higher
than the amount Mr. Burns had desired
or felt able to invest and continue in his
present line of business, and his first
conclusion was to forego the enterprise,
as he did not wish to cheapen the design
of the building. On a reconsideration,
however, it was determined to organize a
stock, company with a capitalization of
about |i2,ooo, and proceed to build. Of
this company Mr. Burns will be the prin
cipal stockholder, and it is understood
that Mrs. Cowls and Wm. Campbell will
he among the other holders. It is ex
pected to obtain a more favorable bid
than either of the above, on another
Mr. Flvnn also received bids from the
same parties, which were considerably’
higher than he expected. He expects to
A Fine l.aw Point.
Last Saturday Sheriff Durbin of Salem
sold at execution sale an 11 months'
lease on two law offices in the Ladd &
An I. pi >le ni le of W hooping < ongh.
Bush bank building, occupied by Attor
Last winter dining an epidemic of ney IL J. Bigger, the judgment debtor,
whooping cough my children contracted The lease was bid in by R. J. Fleming,
the disease, baling severe coughing as attorney for the judgment creditors.
s|«lls. We had need Chamlierlain’s Fleming immediately took possession of
Cough Remedy very successfully for the offices, which are in the most con
croup and naturally turned to it at that spicuous corner of the building. Mr.
time ami fourni it relieved the cough ami Bigger still remained in bis offices. Soon
effected a complete cure
John E. Clif afterward AN. Bush appeared ami or
ford, proprietor Norwood Honse, Nor dered Mr. Fleming out. He did not go,
wood, N. Y. This remedy is for sale by | but shared his newly bought offices with
S. Howorth A Co., druggists.
■ .Mr. Bigger aud a representative of Mr,
Bush. After the three had stood guard
Notice Io Horse llrceili rs.
for several hours, Mr. Bush had the door
My stallion Van S. and Pollux, will ind windows removed, and left Fleming
make the season as follows: Amity, in possession. The latter employed a
Mondays and Tuesdays; Sheridan, Wed man to stand guard all night, and devel
nesdays amt Thursdays; McMinnville, opments are awaited. Mr. Bigger had
Fridays and Saturdays, beginning April paid a year’s rent in advance, but Mr.
Bush claims the lease was forfeited un
J. W. Hxxav.
der a provision of the contract forbidding
a levy under execution.
The following letters remain uncalled
for in the McMinnville postoffice .May 8
the signtture of C has . H. Fr et < jtbr ,
J. Van Bell, Mis« Edna Rash, 3,8. M.
In use for more than thirty years, and
B. White, N. B. Youngberg.
ZU Kind Fcf* /AlW Alwajt EonfkL
J ames M c C ain , P. M.
A bsolutely P ure
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
ROVAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
Miss Belle Belcher has returned after a
week's visit to friends and relatives in
Miss Mary O'Connor made a visit to
Miss Lilith Martin's in the country.
Rev. Bowersox and wife from Dayton
were here to hear Bishop Dubbs on last
The band boys are to give an ice cream
sociable Friday night of this week.
Bishop Dubbs preached a powerful ser
mon to a crowded house on-last Friday
night. People well pleased.
A pleasant surprise party was given at
the house of Rev. Scott. Many presents
The plant of the cheese factory has ar
rived, and will be in successful operation
in a tew days. It will use the milk of
Miss Frankie Simmons, aged about 16
years, died very suddenly last Friday
morning. The funeral was from the
Christian church and was very largely
J. W. Briedwell, jr., will move his
stock of general merchandise to the
I. ancefield building, which will give him
Dr. Matthis will move his stock of
drugs to the building soon to be vacated
by J. W. Briedwell, jr.
The children of Merritt Tillery are
down with pneumonia.
Mary, the youngest child of G. V.
Querner, is sick with pneumonia.
The splendid rains of the past week
has caused a smile of contentment to
come over the farmer’s face.
Prof. Snuffer is going over to Tilla
E. A. Hill has the appointment of cen mook to teach tlie youthful idea how to
sus enumerator for Lafayette and Carl shoot. What is our loss is their gain.
ton precincts, and will begin his work
Death of 11 Pioneer Preacher.
A splendid rain of late is of great val
Father T.II.Small,well known here as
ue to the farmers.
the pioneer of all Cumberland Presby
M. O. Lownsdale’s fine apple orchard terian preachers of the state, and who
is a sight at present, being in full bloom, has been a foster parent to the church
and promises great returns.
in this city, died at his home in the
Mr. Chas. O'Connor is sojourning at Waldo hills of Marion connty, Thursday
tlieir ranch near Silverton
He is hav night, May 3d. He was born October
ing a good time and expects to be here 6th, 1810. He was stepfather to Miss
in a few weeks.
Emma Greene, of the public schools of
Prof. C. Kantner is very busy with his this city, and married liis last wife, Miss
music classes preparing for the close of Archie Wright in this city, who sur
the seminary year.
The Oregonian of Sunday last thus
Mrs. Mianda Smith anil grandaughter,
Miss Cora Kiinberlain, have returned comments upon this noted character:
from Independence after a week’s visit ‘ ‘The death at the advanced age of 90
years of Rev. T. H. Small, at his home
to aid the sick.
in the Waldo hills, a few days ago, fin
ishes the record of the ministerial labors
N EW HERO,
of the pioneer preachers of the denomi
Dr. H. J. Littlefield was in Seattle last nation to which he belonged. A Cum
week, perfecting arrangements for his berland Presbyterian of the old school,
“powerful in prayer” and mighty in
Quite a number of Newbergers, who doctrine, he was a colaborer as early as
went to McMinnville on wheels last Sun 1850 with Rev. Neill Johnson, Rev.J. R.
day, were seen arriving home on Mon Cornwall, Rev. William Jolly and Rev.
J. H. D. Henderson. All of these names
Rev. Samuel Snyder and wife visited appear and reappear in the annals of the
denomination in the Willamette valley
friends in Forest Grove some days ago.
for a period covering a third of a cen
A teachers’ convention was held in
tury, more or less. Each was the un
Friends’ church on Friday evening last.
compromising exponent of an uncom
A number of teachers from a distance
promising creed, and the bearer of the
were in attendance.
message, “Repent, believe and be bap
Mrs. C. E. Smith accompanied Mrs. tized,” with its awful, sulphurous alter
E. W. Rossiter to her home in Forest native to the stiff-necked sinner. The
Grove, and on Friday last Mr. Smith leafy solitudes of mwy a meeting-place
and children drove over after her.
in the beautiful wilderness have become
Mrs. J. C. Porter has been enjoying a vocal in the good, old days with the son
visit from two brothers from Woods and orous voices of these, even then, old
men, as they delivered the message to
their “dear hearers,” and the cabin
home in many a clearing, with its earth
The rain freshened things up in gener en floor, wide mouthed fireplace and
benches ranged against the walls,
through which the summer breezes
Mist Mamie Casey ia staying in Mc
played or the winter snow drifted, an
swered to them the purpose of a
School Supt Littlefield visited schools
“meeting-house.” Sturdy men, a stur
in this place Wednesday of last week.
dy gospel was a necessity to them, and
Mrs. I). Evans and son William made they did their full part in striving to
a business trip to Sheridan .Saturday.
convince the unregenerate settler that it
Walter Scott and wife and Miss Fran was a necessity to him also. The death
ces Taylor visited with Mrs. Scott at of Mr. Small closes the ranks of this
Rock Creek Saturday and Sunday.
company of veteran, old theology ex
Misses I.ouella, Annie and Master pounders, he having survived his co
Cleve Agee spent Sunday with Mr. and laborers in this special field of denotni-
national work in Oregon by many
Mrs. H. Phillips, near Sheridan.
Mrs. S. Evenden and son Walter made years.”
a business trip to Salem Wednesday, re
turning home Thursday.
C. Vanderpool has commenced work
with a full force on the highlands.
is engaged in peeling chittem bark. He
has Mrs. M. Daniel employed as cook.
Sunday school was reotganized by F.
M. Stow May 6th. Everyone invited to
attend every Sunday at 11 o'clock.
I consider it not only a pleasure but a
duty I owe to my neighbors to tell about
the wonderful cure effected in my cane
by the timely nee of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
1 was taken very badly with flux and
procured a lottie of this remedy. A few
doses of it effected a jiermanent cure. I
take pleasure in recommending it to oth
ers suffering from that dreadful disease.
—J. W. Lynch, Dorr, W. Va. This rem
edy is sold by 8. Howorth A Co., drug
Heirs th« sigaature of Caas. H. PLBTemjL
In ute for more than thirty years, and
7A< A’lsd ton J/ai« dZira/i Banghl.
Jacob Meyer Izalge No. 108, A. F. A
A. M., of Dayton, han been incor|>orate<).
The officers incorporating were, Leroy
Lewis, worshipful master; I. E. Fenton,
senior warden, and O. L . Caster; junior
warden. Estimated value of property
owned is »>00..
On Thursday, D. A.
Snyder, proprietor ot the Dayton evap
orator, shipped east a 10,000 pound lot
of fruit peelings and cores. They will be
used in the manufacture of jelly............
John L. Thurman has purchased the A.
II. Robinson place, in Macy’s addition
to Dayton. The purchase price being
(475. Mr. Thurman has most assuredly
secured a bargain in this property, there
being over an acre of land and a new
and neatly constructed house. Posses
sion given September 1. Mr. Robinson
leaves here for Montana next week. Ilia
family may follow later in the season.—
A. J. Johnson of Scio and Edward L.
Carson of Seattle were in the city a num
ber of days last week as national bauk