Image provided by: Yamhill County Historical Society; McMinnville, OR
About The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904 | View Entire Issue (July 19, 1901)
Enteredatthe Postofticein McMinnville,
as Secund-clabb matter.
soiicmnu m : u .
I’ve reed in philosophic sayin'.
Of a world that's always old;
As how you can’t tell nothin' rignal,
’Cause someun’ else been done au’ told.
Au they say as you can't do things—
Keep ’em quiet, keep ’em hid—
Air ye tryin’ to scare old Atlas?
Someun’ else been done an’ did.
Then they say as you can't hev things,
Homely, purty, good or bad,
'Thout you look across the street thar,
Someun else been done an’ had.
Au’ it makes me mad I tell ye,
Want ter tight someun’ like fun,
When 1 reads that tarnal sayin',
"Nothin' new under the sun.'
Fer I peeks into that cradle,
Sees our baby—blessed saint—
Be there 'nother like that feller?
Well I knows blamed well there aint.
—Carrie Joseph, Portland.
uni. vii m.uwon ai thi : kose
Alaska Aa Seen By Sir. Snyder.
W r . ingel , A laska , J uly 1st, 1901.
E ditor R eporter : I have now been
here about six weeks—long enough to
form some idea of the country, its cli
mate, advantages,etc., and as I promised
you and many of ycur readers, will tell
you, from the standpoint of a “chee
chocca,” what I think of it.
So far as the climate is concerned, it
is not very much unlike that of the Will
amette valley. Possibly there is a trifle
more rain, but it is always warm and
pleasant, even though a mist may be
falling. When it is not cloudy and
rainy the sun shines out warm and
bright, but there is never that sickening
warmth one often experiences in in
terior towns. Of course the town of
Wrangel is situated right on the bay of
Wrangel, which is about 10x12 miles in
area, and as the hills close in on every
side, no severe winds ever strike in here,
no matter how severe it may be on the
outside. The Stickeen river flows into
the bay about seven miles north of this
place, and it is down this that the most
severe storms find their way. But this
is not often, and as the town is sheltered
o 1 every side by high mountains it is
plainly seen why Wrangel is blessed
with a mild climate. And another thing
worthy of mention: When speaking of
Alaska there is much confounding of
ideas in the minds of people unacquaint
ed with the country, and when the name
“Alaska” is mentioned it is all combined
together, and if one speaks of coming to
this country he is at once plied with
the question “Is it possible that you are
going to that frozen, rough region,
where there is nothing but snow and ice
and inhabited only by Indians and the
rougher elements of the white race?”
Never was there a greater error. To be
sure there are regions in Alaska to which
such an idea could be truthfully applied,
as for instance Nome. Dawson and other
points of recent discovery.
reader must remember that in this sec
tion we are farther away from those
points than we are from the central
Willamette valley, and the comparison
is about the same as pitting the mild
climate at McMinnville against that of
points in Montana. So far as the popu-
One Dollar if paid in advance, âinglennmbersflvecenta.
trict, for the reasou that the lumber cut
here must be consumed in Alaskan ter
ritory. Some day this obstacle will be
( overcome and millions of dollars will be
) brought in from the outside through this
I The greatest drawback to Alaska lies
in the fact that there is no way of ac
quiring title to land except by posses
sory rights. Right here within a stone’s
throw of a town of eight hundred souls
are several hundred acres of as fine land
as oue ever gazed upon, that with a lit
tie drainage and proper cultivation will
produce abundantly of vegetables, fruit
of various kinds, grasses, etc. But there
it lies idle and useless, simply because
THE COUNTRY’S RESOURCES.
Perhaps many are wondering what no one cares to improve it to have some
constitutes this country’s resources. In one else take it from them in later years
asmuch as the greater part of southeast And this is but one instance of a con
ern Alaska is made up of islands, bays dition that prevails all over the territory.
and inlets, this is not a queer question. Congress will some day recognize this
But they all lend wealth to the territory, condition and pass laws that will cure
and some day, I believe, will make it as j this defect, when the wilderness of
rich as any part of the globe. The wat southeastern Alaska will blossqm as the
ers arc alive with various species of fish. rose.
But enough for this time.
Within a radius of forty miles of this
place there are thirty salmon canneries gards to my many friends in Yamhill and
putting up at this time “King” salmon— other portions of the Willamette valley,
about the same as the Oregon Chinook. I am,
A.V.R.S nyder .
A little later comes the other species,
lation is concerned, there are some In
dians, to be sure,—about one to two
whites, but they are all gentlemanly and
ladylike in their bearing, dress well, sip-
pear to have plenty of money and are
happy and contented. As to the whites,
they are on an average the peers if not
superiors of those of any community in
thickly settled portions of “the states,”
and enter into a discussion of all great
questions with an avidity that makes a
“chee chocca” ashamed of himself. All
kinds of literature arrives here three or
four times a week during the summer
and all keep thoroughly posted on what
is going on in the outside world.
which will consumè the season closing
Sept. 1st. These canneries will average
30,000 cases, which means 900,000 cases,
and will bring as much or more in the
markets of the world than the wheat
yield of several
This is not counting the
salmon packed at several establishments
nor the herring put up at several points
between here and Sitka.
As to the islands: There is not one of
them but what contains mineral of some
kind that will pay for working, though
not on a gigantic scale, at present. Yes
terday a large steamer touched at this
point on her way down, loaded down to
the guards with gold concentrates to be
taken to the crushers below. In former
years, to wo;k quartz required a small
fortune; now they are worked on a cheap
scale, that is, the ore rock is taken out
and sent to the crushers, and the mine
owners receive pay in proportion to the
richness of the rock. In this way those
on the lines of transportation can do
their mining at a good profit without the
expense of a crusher. And not only do
these islands produce gold, but many of
them are rich in silver and copper,
though none are worked for these metals
as yet. And these are not all.
Prince of Wales island, about forty miles
from here, is an exhaustless mountain of
marble, that is said to equal in fineness
and quality that produced in any section
of the world.
A company has lately
been formed for working this quarry and
every facility is being put in for putting
it on the market. At Seattle this rock
will bring $ 1.50 per square foot, and a
glance is sufficient to show what a source
of revenue this will be. And the timber!
Oregon has fine forests, but it in no wise
surpasses that growing on these islands
in point of excellence, and does not
touch it in quantity. The varieties are
fir and hemlock in the main, while large
forests of cedar and spruce are also
found. There are few mills in the dis-
The Best Kemedy fur Stomach nnd
“I have been in the drug business for
twenty years and have sold most all of
the proprietary medicines of any note.
Among the entire list I have never
found anything to equal Chamberlain’s
colic, cholera and diarrhoea remedy for
all stomach and bowel troubles,” says
O W. Wakefield, of Columbus, Ga
“This remedy cured two severe cases of
cholera morbus in my family aud I have
recommended and sold hundreds of bot
tles of it to my customers to their entire
satisfaction. It affords a quick and sure
cure in a pleasant form.” For sale by
Howortli & Co. .
Only One Way Io Ho II.
Get from Portland to Chicago in 72
hours—just 3 days. The “Chicago-Port
land Special,” leaving Portland daily at
9 a. m. via O. R. & N., arrives at Chi
cago at 9 :30 the third day. New York
and Boston are reached the fourth day.
This train, acknowledged to lie the fast
est between the northwest and the east,
is solidly vestibuled and its equipment
is unsurpassed. Pullman drawingroom
sleeping cars, up-to-date tourist sleeping
cars, library smoking curs, free reclining
chair cars, and unexcelled dining cars,
the meals on which are equal to those
served at the very best hotels. Remem
ber this train runs solid Portland to
Chicago; there is no change of cars, and
the good of it is, it costs no more to ride
on it than on other routes. We have
The “Pacific Express”
leaves Portland daily at 9 p.m. via Hunt
ington, and the “Spokane Flyer” leaves
at f> p. m. daily via Spokane and the
east. For rates, sleeping car reserva
tions, etc., call on or write to any O. R.
& N. agent, or write to A. 1..C raig ,
General Passenger Agent.,
Laxative Bro no-Qninine Tablets enrea
cold in one day. No cure, no pay. Price
A School Where Earnest Young People Come For
the Coligli anil
___ /) The Kind You Have Always Bought
Born, to the wife of P. P. Olds, a son,
Judge McBride of tlie 5th district
holds Oregon’s penalty tax illegal.
Miss Mabel Hale of Portland is visit
Roseburg has decided to hold her sec
ing Mrs. Bates.
ond annual carnival and street fair Sept.
Cherries are very plentiful and a good 17 to 20.
many are being shipped.
Thirty-two forest rangers of Oregon I
Croquet seems to be quite an enjoy have been commissioned as deputy game
ment for the young folks.
Umpqua Valley Oil Co. has found
Rev. Sykes will preach at the M. E.
church next Sunday morning aud eve what it pronounces a genuine seepage ot
petroleum in Douglas county.
The Congregational church at Forest
Mrs. Large and Mrs. Whalen returned
home after a week’s visit with relatives Grove was destroyed by fire Saturday
morning. The loss was $3000.
S pecial S ession , J uly 13.
In the matter of the examination of
the account of O. O. Rhude, treasurer.
It appearing to the court that said treas
urer has filed with the county clerk and
taken credit for triplicate receipts Nos.
77, 80 and 90, for special taxes for the
city of McMinnville for the year 1897,
said triplicate being dated and being for
the following amounts, respectively, to-
No. 77, Jan. 23, 1899 .................. $12095
No. 80, Oct. 9, 1899 .......................
No. 90, Jan. 31, 1899 .................... 3° 50
The county court of Marion county
Total amount of receipt.......... 151 75
Miss Bertha Belcher of Portland re
turned home last week from visiting her has instructed all road supervisors to
And it further appearing to the court
promptly destroy all Canadian thistles, from the evidence of the city treasurer,
Mr. Apperson, and the then city record
Mrs. I. J. Handley from Tillamook re according to the provisions of the law.
A Portland woman got a divorce from er, Walter Hembree, that no money was
turned to Forest Grove to spend a week
her husband and married a boarder. received on said triplicate receipt, but
with her sister, Mrs. Large,
Then the former husband became a that the money in fact represented by
Messrs. Cass aud Pierce Riggs of Polk
boarder and remained in the house. this triplicate receipt had previously been
county were here attending the funeral
drawn by the city treasurer, Mr. Apper
This takes the bakery.
of Dr. Watts. They are wealthy farm
The Woodmen of the World will in son, on his receipt as treasurer, and that
ers of that county.
itiate 1000 candidates in Portland on said money was then charged to the city
A surprise party was given to Miss
of McMinnville,and said receipt for same
Lizzie Kimberlin July 16th and a good August 3d. It is expected that 10,000 given by Mr. Apperson was used by said
members of the orders will be present
time reported. About sixteen were pres
treasurer, O. O. Rhude, as a voucher,
from all over the state.
ent and refreshments were served
and was filed as such with the county
Hon. Harry B. Miller, U. S. consul to
A very pleasant sociable was given by
clerk, and said county treasurer was giv
China, has promised his brother Fi*ank
the Christian Endeavor July 15th. It
en credit for same, it is therefore ordered
of Albany to forward a number of Mon
was held at the home of Rev. C. T.
by Vie court that County Clerk Nelson
golian pheasants of a new variety for
Hurd. There were about fifty attended
enter to the credit of the city of Mc
propagation in Oregon. The herd goes
and all reported a good time.
Minnville the said sum of $151.75, and
in groups of 50 to 100.
that he charge the said sum to account
Mrs. G. W. Whitney of Woodburn set of county treasurer.
A Hood l ougli medicine.
Examination of books and papers of
Many thousands have been restored to 43 pheasant eggs in June and secured 36
health and happiness by the use of little birds. The eggs were from 3-year- county clerk, recorder, sheriff and treas
Chamberlain’s cough remedy.
If af old breeding pheasants. The 4-weeks- urer and annual settlement with county
flicted with any throat or lung trouble, old pheasants are so tame that they will
treasurer ordered continued till August
give it a trial, lor it is certain to prove
beneficial. Coughs that have resisted come on the porch of the house.
all other treatment for years, have
The Eugene school district recently
yielded to this remedy and perfect
C B Lafollette, mdse for poor........ $ 6 00
health been restored. Clises that seemed
.... 25 00
hopeless, that the climate of famous at 4 per cent.
Among the purchasers Porter & Larkin,
health resort? failed to benefit, have are Editor Campbell for $500; A. C. Coast Agency Co, stationery.......... 3 65
been permanently cured by its use. For
Woodcock, $500; F. N. McAllister, $500; C W Babcock, hdwr, powder, etc. 23 00
sale by Howorth & Co.
Dr. C. W. Lowe, $1500; Mrs Lowe, $1500; Clark A Buchanan, prof services.. 40 00
Jas Mawood, rebate on dbl tax . 2 00
L. Dorris, $200.
G L Williams, stationery................ 1 80
The Oregonian scored a victory in the
July 12th 1901, of typhoid pneumonia, circuit court of Lane connty in the suit C W Talmage, insurance premium 76 00
at his home in Chehalem valley, after for $25,000 damages recently instituted Mrs Gallentine, rebate on tax .. 1 87
an illness of only a few days, Mr. Jacob against it by B. F. Harvey, the railway
l.iremei to Marry.
P. Johnson. Mr. Johnson was born in brakeman. The court held that the
—Harvey Branson, 22, and
Denmark in 1850. In 1868 he came to service of the papers was faulty, having
15, of Bellevue.
America, residing first in Iowa. In 1874 been served on the route agent of the
July 12—Jas. M. English, 23, of Mult
he removed to Oregon, where he has Oregonian at Eugene. It is said the case
lived to the time of his death. In 1880 will be begun in Multnomah county next nomah county, and Lena May Rowland,
19, of McMinnville.
he was married to Miss Mary Irene Con- time.
July 12—Orrin C. Renne, 28, and Katie
lee, a daughter of Uncle John Conlee, a
The state soldiers’ home at Roseburg
pioneer of ’45. Five children have been is to be enlarged. A barracks building L. Spencer, 21, of Newberg.
July 12—Hugh Renne, 27, and Dora
born to them, all of whom survive him. 44x48 feet with an extension in the rear
He became a Christian, uniting with the 18x19 feet, and a large front veranda Parrish, 21, of Newberg.
July 15—V. L. Grinnold, 25, and
Chehalem Baptist church, of which he 16x36 feet in size are to be built. The
was an active member at the time of his addition to the hospital will be 52x72 Ethel B. McCain, 22, of McMinnville.
July l«th—Henry Conradi, 26, of King
death. He was an industrious, hard feet, with an annex 16x16, which is to
working man, honest and upright, re be fitted up as a modern hospital surgery, county, Wash., and Jennie Garland, 22,
spected by all around him. He was a with glazed tile flooring, cemented and of Newberg.
member of the Woodmen lodge of New enameled walls and ceiling. The con
berg, having joined that order in 1895. tract price is $15,098. The capacity of
Under the auspices of the Woodmen he the home will be increased over 150
was buried Sunday, July 14th, funeral members.
services being conducted at his church
For Infant* and Children.
When you want a modern, up-to-date
by Rev. W.E. McCutcheon,his former pas
A wife and five children, two physic trv Chamberlain’s stomach and
liver tablets. They are easy to take and
brothers, one in Oregon, another in Tex pleasant in effect.
Price, 25 cents.
as, and other relatives in Oregon sur Samples free at Howortli A Go’s, drug
vive him to mourn his loss.
The Kind You Hava Always Bought
Conservatory of Music
With 1* acilities for Work in Piano, Organ, Voice,
I heory and History, Unexcelled in Northwest.
Regular College Courses
The Usual Degrees
FCarnest Work in Preparation For Usefulness and
Success In Life.
i : oeuiifki : 11 OHHim.
Equipped and Manned for Thorough Work in all the
Ordinary Commercial Branches, and in Stenography
Offering Preparation for the Ministry.
Leading to Examination for State Certificates.
Offers Every facility for Practical, Higher [duration At Your Own Home
Wholesome Moral and Religious Atmosphere
Constantly About Students
Next School Year Begins September IB. 1901.
Send for Catalogue and Full Information to
H. L. BOARDMAN, President,
Finest College Athletic
Field in Oregon.
For Extensive Experimental Work in Chemistry,
Physics, Astronomy, Botany and Zoology.
Fitting for College those who have finished the eighth
grade in Public Schools.
Expenses Very Low
Tuition in all the regular courses S30 a year, $10 a
quarter. Living expenses as low as the lowest.